A fantasy RPG
Previous Episodes: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?searchall=seeker+questCharacter Sheets: https://imgur.com/a/AUQv7Inventory + Spellbook: https://pastebin.com/s811YMmLThe demon's illusory sound quickly turns the heads of your team mates. The supposed sound of your screams and a sickening crack.Alina: "Christof!"Alina prepares to move into the circle but Shawel blocks her.Shawel: "Don't. Christof will win."Alina looks helplessly as Al'Gokoz tries to stangle you. Momentarily forgetting Ulric and Olin holding back the invading skeletons trying to push in through the doorway.Shawel is right though. You *will* win. You drop your hammer and take out an oil flask. Still blinded by the toxin you threw at him the demon doesn't notice and continues choking the life out of you. You pour the liquid all over his gangly gripping hand and feel his grip loosen. You grip your hammer with your right hand and try to break out of his grip and bound back over the edge of the protection circle. Al'gokoz maintains his grip as much as he's able and balances himself precariously so you will pull him out of the circle with you. With your free hand you get out your Rod of Wind Wall and cast it at point blank. A roaring curtain of wind appear between the two of you and you heave yourself out of the circle. With the Wind Wall impeding him and his slippery grip, the demon fails to topple out of the protection circle.You regain your balance fully outside of the circle. While Al'Gokoz remains trapped inside. Boy does he look angry! You check the edge to see none of the sigils have been spoiled, not even by the swirling wind wall or the drops of oils that splattered on the floor.Al'Gokoz stops fuming and makes a wicked grin. His blinded eyes still firmly shut.He moves to the opposite edge of the circle close to the mindless undead and starts casting spells.Al'Gokoz casts Invisibility on Skeleton Captain.>"Salaman! How much longer?"Salaman hasn't even taken his eyes off the grimoire this entire time, paying zero attention to the battle behind him.Salaman: "60 seconds. Don't distract me."You briefly see Al'Gokoz turn his head in surprise at the claim. But you don't think Salaman is bluffing.10 Turns until Al'Gokoz is banished>You are in combat>You have 20/72 HPEnemies:Skeleton GuardSkeleton GuardSkeleton Guard (Stunned)Skeleton Guard (Stunned)Skeleton CaptainSkeleton Captain (Invisible)Al'Gokoz (Trapped in Circle)Choose your next four actions>Attack 75%>Flurry 65%>Power Attack 65%>Jab 95%>Defend>Called Shot>Counter Attack>Spell>Item>write in
>>3956461Step to the front line!>Defend>Defend>Counter Attack (Attack)>Power Attack 65%
I can't say I'm not upset that we didn't force the wand into his mouth and pop him like a balloon.Use the wand again on the skeletons and force them out of the room
>>3956566I think you are relying on the wand too much. At this rate it will just be "wand these guys off a cliff" for every fight
>>3956457that art style, are you the one that did the elf femboy civ quest ?
>>3956485This looks solid.I want to take out a skeleton captain or something, but not with our 20 hp.Defending is the way to go. Gotta outlast these bastards.
>>3956461>write inCan we shove those stunned guards back in? Some kind of juggernaut charge or big hit that tries to domino all the guards.
>>3956457Who are we seeking?
>>3957149That's exactly it cunt welcome aboard. You are now conscripted into playing this quest
Rod of Windwall can only be used once per dayYou run around the side of the circle and ram into the front most stunned skeleton guard. He tumbles into the other stunned skeleton and they both tumble over, the impact seems to break their immobolisation and they start trying to get up.Ulric disengages and moves to you.Shawel punches Skeleton Captain for 0 damage.Alina jabs Skeleton Captain with her Warhammer for 8 damage.Olin casts Halt Undead stunning 3 Skeleton Guards.Skeleton Guard stands up.Skeleton Guard is stunned!Skeleton Guard is stunned!Skeleton Guard is stunned!Skeleton Captain Power Attacks Alina for 16 Damage.Skeleton Captain Flurries Shawel for 6 and 8 damage.Al'Gokoz casts Invisibility on Skeleton Captain.You Defend!Ulric heals you for 18 hitpoints.Alina tries to jab the invisible enemy but Skeleton Captain counter attacks! hitting her for 26 damage. Alina is knocked unconcious.Shawel moves in front of Alina and Defends.Olin casts Disrupt Undead doing 28 damage to Skeleton Captain.Skeleton Guard thrusts at you with his spear for 0 damage.Skeleton Guard is stunned!Skeleton Guard is stunned!Skeleton Guard is stunned!Skeleton Captain Power Attacks you for 6 Damage.Al'Gokoz casts Mirror Image on Skeleton Guard producing 3 fake copies of it.Ulric heals Alina for 18 hitpoints.Shawel defends.Olin casts Disrupt Undead on Skeleton Captain for 5 damage.Skeleton Guard tries to attack you with its spear but you Counter Attack! and smash its body for 40 damage destroying it.Skeleton Guard is no longer stunned! It attacks you for 2 damage.Skeleton Guard is no longer stunned! It attacks you for 0 damage.Skeleton Guard is no longer stunned! It attacks Shawel for 4 damage.Skeleton Guard attacks Ulric for 0 damage.Skeleton Guard attacks Olin for 0 damage.Skeleton Guard attacks Shawel for 0 damage.Skeleton Captain tries to hack at your eyes but misses.Skeleton Captain Flurries Shawel for 7 damage but misses the second attack.You Power Attack Skeleton Guard destroying it. It was an Illusion!Ulric heals you for 18 hipointsShawel Flurries Punches Destroying two Skeleton Guard Illusions.Olin casts Halt Undead, stunning three Skeleton Guards.Skeleton Guard is stunned!Skeleton Guard is stunned!Skeleton Guard is stunned!Skeleton Captain Counter Attacks[Counter Attack] but it fails.Skeleton Captain Attacks Shawel for 10 damage.Al'Gokoz casts Mirror Image producing 3 more Skeleton Illusions.6 Turns until Al'Gokoz is banished>You are in combat>You have 48/72 HPChoose your next four actions>Attack 75%>Flurry 65%>Power Attack 65%>Jab 95%>Defend>Called Shot>Counter Attack>Spell>Item>write in
>>3956485cheers>>3957149>that art style, are you the one that did the elf femboy civ quest ?yes, it was me!
>>3958385If possible, attack the Skeleton Captain.>Called Shot [Head]>Counter Attack [Flurry]>Flurry 65%>Attack 75%
>>3958385>If possible, attack the Skeleton Captain.This. Obviously the visible one.>Called Shot [Head]Not sure about a called shot, but it shouldn't be counterattacked. So, okay.>Counter Attack [Flurry]>Flurry 65%>Attack 75%I was going to suggest that we flurry these brittle bitches.After this battle, I kinda want to see a Dolomite version of that comic with the skellies tapping the armoured knight.Kobold princess optional
>>3958476>>3959574Sounds good, captains definitely seem like the big threat here.
>>3959574>that comicI've never seen this comic
You try to take out the visible Skeleton Captain...Wait they're both invisible!You Take a glancing hit from one and try to swing where you think its head is but hit nothing but air.Ulric heals Shawel for 18 hitpoints.Shawel tries to Counter Attack[Attack] but Skeleton Captain Counter Attacks doing 25 damage. Shawel resists knockdown.Olin casts Disrupt Undead on Skeleton Captain doing 15 damage.Skeleton Guard is stunned!Skeleton Guard is stunned!Skeleton Guard is stunned!Skeleton Guard attacks Olin for 3 damage.Skeleton Guard attacks Olin for 4 damage.Skeleton Guard attacks Shawel for 0 damage.Olin: "Wha-? The Illusions are damaging me!"Al'Gokoz: "Let me free Olin. I'll spare your life. Christof has already decided to execute you."Olin does not respond.Skeleton Captain Power Attacks Ulric for 8 damageAl'Gokoz casts Mirror Image Producing 3 more Skeleton Guards. Now there are 9, 3 are real and 6 are phantoms.Ulric Flurries destroying 2 Skeleton Guard Illusions.Ulric Attacks with his offhand destroying a 3rd Skeleton Guard Illusion.Shawel Flurries hitting two Skeleton Guard Illusions vanishing them.Alina wakes up and gets back on her feet.Olin casts Disrupt Undead of Skeleton Captain doing 22 damage. It becomes visible and crumbles into a pile of inanimate bones.Skeleton Guard is stunned!Skeleton Guard is stunned!Skeleton Guard is stunned!Skeleton Guard attacks Ulric scoring a critical hit! for 12 damage.You hear the remaning Skeleton Captain manoevre towards Olin. He tries to Flurry the unarmoured necromancer but you Counter Attack! doing 34 damage. Skeleton Captain resists Knockdown.Al'Gokoz casts Mirror Image producing 3 more Skeleton Captains. (The illusions are visible but the Captain is still invisible)
You Flurry the Skeleton Captain hitting him for 14 and 16 damage.Ulric heals you for 18 health. Ulric's healing is exhausted.Shawel punches Skeleton Captain in the head for 0 damage.Alina casts Dispel Magic on Mirror Image and successfully removes it. Three Skeleton Captains vanish.Alina: "Ha. Weak!"Olin casts Disrupt Undead on Skeleton Captain for 2 damage.Skeleton Guard is no longer stunned! It attacks Alina but misses.Skeleton Guard is no longer stunned! It attacks you for 2 damageSkeleton Guard is no longer stunned! It attacks Olin for 10 damageSkeleton Guard attacks Olin but misses.Skeleton Captain Counter Attacks[Counter Attack] but it fails.Al'Gokoz casts Command Undead on Skeletal Guard.Al'Gokoz: "Shove me out of this circle."You turn to see a Skeletal Guard as somehow gotten into the Magic Protection Circle, standing right next to Al'Gokoz.Combat Interrupted.3 Turns until Al'Gokoz is banished>You are in combat>You have 64/72 HPChoose your next three actions>Attack 75%>Flurry 65%>Power Attack 65%>Jab 95%>Defend>Called Shot>Counter Attack>Spell>Item>write in
>>3960777Tell Olin to focus of Disrupting the guard that entered the circle!>Use Dispel Magic to Dispel Al'Gokoz command over the undead.(Repeat if needed, stop if Dispel doesn't work that way).>Cast Dispel on the invisible Captain to make it visible again.>Power Attack the Captain.
>>3960777Target the skeleton in the circle>Dispel Magic (Skeleton Guard)>Dispel Magic (Skeleton Guard)>Dispel Magic (Skeleton Guard)
>>3960777It's another illusion, ignor it
Also, is there no more anti magic field?
>>3960841Malgrave is still a low magic area with a spell casting penalty, Al'Gokoz and Olin are skilled enough to spam low level spells reliably even with the penalty.Christof is also maintaining 6 Protection From Evil Spells so he has a crippling total of -80 to casting Abjuration right now.Alina got lucky when she cast Dispel.There is still a disruption field that interferes with telepathy which is preventing Olin from taking control of the undead. It probably interferes with other stuff too.
>>3960855Ah shit. Spells are not viableHow do we stop the skellington guys? I'm out of ideas
>>3960855>>3960856Big chance of it being a illusion.I say we risk trying to dispel it, and have Olin try to damage it through magic. Worst case, we do nothing for 3 actions, but thats that.
>>3960777>>3960862>Big chance of it being a illusion.This>>3960797>Tell Olin to focus of Disrupting the guard that entered the circle!Well, the one that seems to have entered anyway.Nobody should make a move towards the circle. I say that we should focus on the melee and the remaining captain. Let Olin deal with Al's gambit.Perhaps we should shout something inspiring about how worthy he's proven to have been in the battle, letting him know we might be swaying on executing him. (I am anyway.) Sell that we're still a better option than Evil Al. >Power Attack Captain>Defend Olin>Attack>Power AttackI'm open to better melee options.
>>3956457Why is Ulric stuck in some jello?
>>3960101It's not always posted and it's full form
>>3961372he underestimated the Jello's movement speed
>>3961990I figured he overestimated how much room he had to get by. Turns out there isn't always room for jello.
>"Olin stop that skeleton."Olin casts Halt Undead on Skeletal Guard, stunning it.Olin: "Got you!">"Focus on keeping it from pushing Al'Gokoz. Everyone else DON'T move closer to the circle."You Power Attack Skeleton Captain but fail to get a good hit.Ulric attacks Skeleton Captain in the arm scoring a [b]critical[/b] doing 22 damage. The arm clatters to the floor and the Skeleton Captain drops to the ground dead.Alina attacks skeleton guard with her hammer doing 14 damage.Skeleton Guard attacks Olin but is [b]Counter Attacked[/b] by Shawel, she punches through its skull revealing it to be an illusion.Skeleton Guard attacks Olin for [red]5 damage[/red].Skeleton Guard flurries Shawel for [red]1 and 1 damage[/red].Skeleton Guard power attacks you for [red]4 damage[/red].Al'Gokoz casts Phantasmal Killer on Olin. A shadowy figure appears and moves to attack him.Olin: "Not real. Not real. Not real!"The phantasm reaches Olin and makes a lethal "attack", though seemingly very distressed by the illusion it fails to actually harm him and fades away.Olin waits.You Defend, moving to protect Olin.Ulric Power Attacks Skeleton Guard for 12 damage. He attacks with his offhand for 10 damage.Alina attacks Skeleton Guard but misses.Shawel punches Skeleton Guard in the head for 2 damage.Skeleton Guard attacks you for [red]0 damage[/red]Skeleton Guard Power Attacks you for [red]0 damage[/red]Skeleton Guard attacks Ulric for [red]2 damage[/red]Skeletal Guard is stunned!Al'Gokoz casts Phantasmal Killer on Salaman. The phantasm leaps to the wizard and gores him from behind, but Salaman ignores it completely.Al'Gokoz: "rrrgh useless."Olin waits.You Attack, crushing Skeleton Guard for 30 damage, finsihing him off.Ulric Attacks Skeleton Guard in the eyes for 14 damage, he attacks with his offhand for 10 damage.Alina Power Attacks Skeleton Guard but misses.Shawel doesn't attack.Skeleton Guard Power Attacks you for [red]3 damage[/red].Skeleton Guard attacks Alina for [red]5 damage[/red].Skeletal Guard is no longer stunned!Olin casts Halt Undead on Skeletal Guard, stunning it.Al'Gokoz: "Fools. You may escape me, but the Djinn will never smile upon you stupid mortals."
Salaman: "It's done." He slams the Grimoire shut and the Magical Circle changes from a dark blood colour to a bright glowing red.The ground under the circle starts collapsing revealing a dark bottomless pit. Starting from the center and expanding to the outside of the circle.The Skeletal Guard tumbles into the pit.The demon futilely tries to move away from the expanding pit but can't leave the circle.Al'Gokoz: "...Screw you Christof"The ground beneath his feet gives way and Al'Gokoz plunges into the depths.The ground "uncollapses" and returns to normal leaving no trace of the demon.You quickly put down the remaining Skeletons.>"Is he banished?"Salaman: "Yep.">"Then it's over, we've won."Your party lowers their weapons in relief.>"But just in case, don't walk into the circle."Ignoring your warning Salaman walks through the circle to the other side of the room, joining the rest of you.Salaman: "Relax. He's gone. Probably for the rest of your life."
>You gain 5000 experience points for banishing Al'Gokoz>You now have 77910You now stand in a vast room with an unused protection circle, a Demonic Grimoire, and two treasure chests.Just outside the room, lies the 6 faces of Ayanos' golden box. The mules that were carrying them have likely been cut down by the undead.Olin's standing around anxiously, stealing quick glances at the exit, you'll have to decide what to do with him soon.Your friends are all in stable condition. Alina is the worst off, you old suit of leather armour is a bit obsolete compared to the golden armour you and Ulric are wearing.Hitpoints:Alina 35/64Ulric 46/68Olin 42/64Shawel 52/96Salaman 68/68>what do
Hmm wait, what decision did we reach regarding Olin? I think we chose to take him with us for the time being, but did we decide what to do afterwards?>Make Olin swear not to join Azahl again and set him free>Loot treasure chests
>>3962424>>3962429This.Also, have Ulric heal everyone.>Ask Salaman if we can finally just burn the fucking grimoire to stop it from being a problem later.
>>3962424Loot loot lootAlso give Olin amnesty
>>3962429>what decision did we reach regarding Olin? I think we chose to take him with us for the time being, but did we decide what to do afterwards?We had agreed to take him to the authorities and speak on his behalf.>>Make Olin swear not to join Azahl again and set him freeHe has acquitted himself well. I think acquittal is a fine result. We might not have fared as well without his help. He was instrumental in banishing an evil from this world.But we need to make it clear that if he causes further trouble or teams up with Azahl again, he's done.>>3962440>>Ask Salaman if we can finally just burn the fucking grimoire to stop it from being a problem later.When Sal joined up the first time, we promised him magic books. I don't recall ever fulfilling that very well. We need to get him to promise that nobody else will ever read that book after him. Destroying it, preferably.>>3962424>>what doSee>>3962636>Loot loot loot
>>3962440>Also, have Ulric heal everyonePretty sure he bottomed out.>>3960777>Ulric's healing is exhausted.
>>3962802>When Sal joined up the first time, we promised him magic books. I don't recall ever fulfilling that very well. We need to get him to promise that nobody else will ever read that book after him. Destroying it, preferably.my big issue is moving the massive book in the first place.
Alina unlocks the two chests and you acquire:
>"Olin, you're free to go."Olin (excitedly): "Really?">"You helped us out. But remember: if you start causing trouble again, or side with Azahl, you're done. Got it?"Olin: "I wasn't going to, they all abandoned me! I thought they were my friends.. Can I go find my clone at least? He's my only real family.">"Sure, take good care of him."Olin departs shortly after. Hopefully you made the right choice.
>"Salaman, can we destroy that grimoire now? I don't want it being a problem later."Salaman: "Yeah, I thought you might. No reason why we can't just burn it."Salaman casts Summon Monster III summoning a Salamander.Shawel: "Wait! My father taught me destroying books is evil. Are you sure this okay?"Salaman: "heh">"Not as evil as a literal demon summoning grimoire! Roast it Salaman.">"Well my *GOD* teaches us to destroy evil demon books." (persuade)>"I don't know your father, but he would probably consider this an exception." (persuade)>"Yes, I'm sure." (persuade)>"It's a necessary evil." (persuade)>"Uh, I guess we could entrust it to Salaman. Anything other than leaving it lying around is fine.">write in
>>3964154>"I don't know your father, but he would probably consider this an exception." (persuade)muh shawel
>>3964154>>"I don't know your father, but he would probably consider this an exception." (persuade)
>>3964154>>"I don't know your father, but he would probably consider this an exception." (persuade)It is a literal demon summoning grimoire.If a demon used a book as a shield, I would still fight it.
>>3964257This made me happy and smile.
>>3964257This made my day.Funny fact: over here in where I live "kkkkkkk" is one of the most popular ways to type laughter.
>>3964159>>3964188>>3964336+"me and salaman are literally wizards, we know the importance of books more then most"
(Can I get a 1d100 roll for persuade?)lower is better
Rolled 73 (1d100)>>3965297First Seeker Quest post. Let's see my legacy.
>>3965299Get out.I'm kidding, glad to have more people interested in this quest!
(success)>"I don't know your father, but he would probably consider this an exception.Shawel: "Hmm you're probably right. He had zero tolerance for evil.">"me and Salaman are literally wizards, we know the importance of books more then most"Shawel: "Perhaps I was being irrational, In Oshela books are more rare and burning one would be considered quite obscene. But I think you're right, destroy it."Salaman: "Salamander, incinerate the book."The creature breathes fire over the tome and it catches alight and starts emitting foul smoke.>"Let's get out of here."...You leave Malgrave, and travel a safe distance away to set up camp. Tomorrow you will depart for Tywardreath, Salaman has agreed to take Ayanos' box to Uthain for safe keeping and you will part ways tomorrow.For now, enjoy the peace.>Check your team's equipment>Talk to someone one on one>Play a game>Think of home>Go for a walk alone>write in
>>3965299excellent~ Every new poster increases my quest master power level.
>>3965407relax and just observe your friends silently
>>3965435Ulric's shirt was tattered and Alina kindly offered to mend it.Shawel sits quietly at Alina's side and watches her sew with fascination.She's taken off her helmet, showing her very short dark brown hair.
Salaman sits a fair distance away from the rest, reading a book as usual. Instead of some sort of magical textbook like normal it looks like he's reading some SINFUL trash! For shame.
Ulric's maintaining his weapons... doesn't he have more than one shirt?. Are warhammers supposed to be maintained? You've never done anything for yours except cleaning it. It's probably fine, if it were important you would have learned it when you were crash trained to be a Seeker.
>>3965407>Talk to someone one on oneLet's speak with Alina finally.
>>3965407So comfy.>>3965539>Let's speak with Alina finally.It does seem like a while since we've spoken to our first recruit.(We know she's getting that sexy new bow)
>Salaman even summons our tentsHow would we live without him
>>3965528Shawal is clearly trying to bang alina
>>3966109Seeker Quest: Even our waifus have waifus!
You go talk to Alina.She smiles at you as you walk up to her.Alina: "Hey Christof. Want me to fix your clothes?"She points to an *extremely* small hole on your shirt that you hadn't noticed.Shawel slides off the rock she was sitting on and wanders off.>talk about Djinn>talk about Shawel>talk about WEAPONS>ask what she'll do when the quest is over>alina asks questions about you>flirt (roll 1d100)>write in
Rolled 53 (1d100)>>3966991>>flirt (roll 1d100)
>>3966991>flirthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUhVCoTsBaM>take off your shirt and give it to Alina"Thank you Alina, what would I ever do without you?"
Rolled 56 (1d100)>>3966991>flirt (roll 1d100)It's finally coming together boys
>>3967333ty tyI'd like to draw something for you, have any requests?
>>3967342oh sure just follow me on twitter, join my discord, draw my waifu, and update faster
>>3967945>Discordleave and never post here again
>>3967967When I was a much younger lad, people told me not to go on 4chan because it was full of "pedos" and "weirdos". Take that as you will.
Rolled 53 (Success)You take off your shirt and give it to Alina revealing your CHISELED 5 STR body.>"Thank you Alina, what would I ever do without you?"Alina: "You're welcome.She leans forward and cups one hand to her mouth and in a slightly quieter tone says:Alina: "Next time, you can fix *my* shirt."You spend some time sitting with Alina, happily talking to each other about trivialities.There's still some time before you need to sleep. What now?>write in
>>3968746>Think of homeWhat if, maybe, the King will give us a position at his court. For our noble service
>>3969053Reconciliation with the wizard.
>>3969667>Reconciliation with the wizardYeah. Especially if Salaman is going to Uthain tomorrow.Which will segue nicely into >>3969053 as we drift off to sleep.
>>3968746>That blushing Shawel on the distance.Watch out Alina you might have a surprise last minute competition for the Christof bowl.
>>3970639I still think she likes alina, literally sticking to her like glue + defending her in combat
>>3970830>shipping seeker quest characters
>>3970881Not shipping, just making observations
A little while after you have dinner you decide to speak with Salaman. You'll part ways with him tomorrow after all.>"Salaman, a word?"Salaman: "Of course"You sit down next to him on the grass.Salaman: "You want to use the Crystal Ball again?"">"No, this is about the 'conflict' between us."He looks aside uncomfortably.Salaman: "I don't think I can really help give you closure on that. But say what you need to say.">Simply reiterate your feelings, get it all out>Tell him you think you may never forgive him>Tell him you may forgive him some day>Try to give him some life advice>Your thoughts can't be expressed by mere words, Duel him!>Write in
>>3971419>Tell him you may forgive him some day
>>3971419>Simply reiterate your feelings, get it all out>Tell him you may forgive him some day
>>3971419>Simply reiterate your feelings, get it all outWe believe in justice. Failing to acknowledge and honor the work he has done towards redeeming himself would be unjust.I feel Christof would like to forgive Salaman, but trust broken cannot be mended easily or by choice.>Tell him you may forgive him some day
>>3971419It's been like a year for ME since the betrayal, but it hasn't even been a month for christof. Still, this may be the last time we see him. It would be a shame no to absolve him of guilt.>Tell him you may forgive him some day>Your thoughts can't be expressed by mere words, Duel him!
>"What you did hurt me Salaman, I trusted you."Salaman: "You have already told me th-">"I was FURIOUS, still am a little bit. And 'that', I just didn't want you around. Even now having you in our camp feels a bit uneasy."Salaman: "I can feel it too. I've been keeping my distance from the others. Me leaving is probably for the best.">"Still, what you've done since then doesn't count for nothing. You found me the key and helped fight the evil in Malgrave (although you should have destroyed the demon blood instead of *using* it, Edis...)"Salaman: "heh, yeah.. I was sort of hoping to have the whole place cleared out before you arrived.">"I still haven't forgiven you, but I hope I can some day. Until then I have enough trust left in you to leave you with the Djinn's cube."Salaman: "Well Christof; thanks for the second chance, I'll not waste it. Take good care of Ulric and Alina for me. and the elementalist too, I guess...">"I will."Salaman has permanently left the partyYou gain 20 skill points (but they can only be spent on magic skills)
Ah yes, felt good to get that out. The Alarm spell is set and Salaman's summons are standing guard. Your hammer is resting at your sleepingbag-side.Time for a nice comfy sleep.
Now would be a good time to allocate your new feat and skillpoints.FEATS:>LeaderShip II>Bonus Damage>Bonus Ranged Accuracy>Improved Flurry >Improved Counter Attack>Magic Resistance >Evasion II>Two Weapon Fighting>Magic Sense>Bonus Spellcasting>Better Criticals>All Spells Self-Stack>Gain Spells (Add new spells to your spellbook)>Piercing Strike (Low accuracy attack ignores armour if it hits)>Repulsion Shield (Abjuration Spells increase your armour)
>>397347316 into Athletics20 into Evocation4 into Listen>Gain Spells
>>3973473Wait a second, we have 8 dex and 5 int/str? Why are we using a hammer?This is my 1st time actually looking at our stats
>>3973741It's to surprise the enemy with our speed>h-he's fast!!!
Dolomite, I'm going to need an explanation on what str and agi actually do
>>3973747All attributes can be used for saving throws eg: DEX for avoiding Shawel's Water Whip, CON for resisting PolymorphSkill base values are partially determined by attributes.Feats have Attribute requirements, Christof can learn Improved Flurry but with only 5 STR he can't learn Improved Power Attack (which does pair pretty well with the 2-handed weapon style)STR increases your melee damageDEX increases your ACCON increases your HPINT increases you skill pointsCHA increases your max party sizePER increases your ranged accuracyLUCK increases your critical hit chance(The differences are quite small, having a better quality weapon will increase damage more than having higher STR)Earlier on I wanted weapons to have a minimum strength requirement but I accidentally let the players buy a Longbow for Alina (who only has 3 STR) forgetting to warn them so I ditched that idea. Alina ended up very inaccurate with her ranged weapons at the start anyway, she only ended up accurate after practicing for a long time (putting skill points in ranged) and getting an easy to use bow + the magic gauntlets.The hammer is still a good weapon for Christof because he doesn't have any way of fighting armoured opponents except with high damage.
>>3974230interesting, so we can easily become a better archer then Alina>>3973473I vote for -Bonus Ranged Accuracyand -40 RangedLots of situations where being a god at arrows would be useful, we can always swap out to hammer in melee. We also now have 2 really good bows I see no reason not to do this. Both when we fought the slavers and the big fight vs the cultists using a bow would have been godly. We always try being the "melee" guy and have to get healed a fuck load and having 100 potions thrown at us maybe we should use the FREE character slot in our party on a meat wall guy with a shield. Salaman used to provide lots of meat with his summons but he is gone now and we are feeling that sting in these past engagements I feel.
>>3973473>>3973484>20 into EvocationAgreed>16 into Athletics>4 into ListenAny particular reason?>>3974758Ranged theory isn't bad, but 20 of those points are for magic.And a 20%+ accuracy with a bow isn't really superior to trying to gain better spell skill and ranged spells, I think.
>>3973473>Leadership IIIs this the one that opens more party slots? If so, confirm this choice.>+20Abjuration>+20 EvocationYou guys already forgot about our evocation spells, didn't you?
>>3976732>>Leadership IIYeah. I think that this might be best.Agreed Still on the fence between Athletics and 120% Abjuration. Both are useful when they come up.
Leadership is the one that increases all of your party members' rolls by a little bitBonus Party Member is the one that increases your party size, but you already have a vacant slot in your party and the feat isn't available to take againinvesting 20 skill points in Abjuration will increase it to 110, since after 100 it costs 2 points to increase by 1
>>3976820Could you describe the rest? Some I can guess what they do, but I'm really certain of how much they influence.Like, what magical sense lets us do? Sense magic? Can we analyse magic? and what about "Bonus spellcasting", is it a bonus to all magic rolls? Or an added effect like "when you cast x, y also happens"?Sorry if I'm asking too much.
>LeaderShip IIincreases your leadership bonus from +5 to +10, affects attack rolls, spellcasting, saving throws and skill checks, does not affect damage or critical hits>Bonus Damageincreases your damage by +2, useful for characters that hit many times in the same round>Bonus Ranged Accuracyincreases accuracy with ranged attacks and ranged spells by +15, (some ranged attack spells hit automatically, some don't)>Improved Power Attackinstead of doing 120% damage you do 150% damage>Improved Flurry Instead of attacking for 70% of normal damage twice you attack for 90% of normal damage twice>Improved Counter AttackYou get to declare two types of attack instead of just one>Magic Resistance Spells that would affect you have a -15 penalty to succeed>Evasion IIIncrease your AC by a further 8 points>Two Weapon FightingNo accuracy penalty for offhand attacks>Magic SenseYou can sense the presence of magic and the power level of the magic, but cannot yet distinguish what school of magic or specific effects. Otherworldly magic, like that emanated by Djinns is distinct enough to be recognized by lvl 1 magic sense>Bonus SpellcastingAll spell casting attempts from all schools +15>Better CriticalsWhen you land a critical hit, Improves your roll on the critical table which can increase the damage multiplier and severity of effects like knockdown, knockout. If this feat causes you to roll over the normal limits of the critical table it causes an instant kill>All Spells Self-Stackyour spell effects stack with themselves for potentially useless or game breaking results>Gain Spells (Add new spells to your spellbook)gain any one level 6 spell OR one level 5, one level 4, and one level 3 spell from a school you have skill inhaven't really worked out the details on these ones yet:>Piercing Strike (Low accuracy attack ignores armour if it hits)>Repulsion Shield (Abjuration Spells increase your armour)
>>3976844Changing my vote to >Bonus Spellcasting
>>3976844>>3976882>Changing my vote to >>Bonus SpellcastingMe too
>>3976844>Repulsion Shield (Abjuration Spells increase your armour)Could have it do each abjuration spell active increases your AC by 2/3/4 or reduces damage taken by X amount? I'm sure these are things you've already considered, but just come to mind.>>3976844But let's get that +15 all with >bonus spellcasting
Ok we'll go with thisNew update tomorrow>>3977237that's basically what I had in mind
The following morning Salaman leaves with the Box. Now it's time to plan your route to the Necropolis of Tywardreath.
You huddle around a map of the local area.Ulric: "We are down here, and Tywardreath is way up over here."Shawel: "This river leads directly to the city. We could build a raft and travel down the Blue Stream with my magic."Alina: "That goes right past some random goblin village. We could just walk down the main road through the White Tortoise Woods."Ulric: "Yeah, but the main road goes right past that *evil* looking tower."Alina: "I don't think it will be occupied."Shawel: "I think Ulric may be right, it even has an evil name! 'Gloom Slope Lookout'."Ulric: "Yep, with a name like that it's PRIME nesting ground for dark forces.">"What about these caves do they go all the way through?"Shawel: "Yes, it's actually a clear tunnel through the mountain."Alina: "Underground caverns are WAY more likely to have monsters than old towers."Ulric: "Yeah but evil tower monsters are stronger than cave monsters. It's standard adventurer knowledge.">Raft up the Blue Stream>Walk down the White Forest Path>Go through the Plaiwich Caves>Write in
>>3979154>Raft up the Blue Streamup we a-go
>>3979154>Raft up the Blue StreamI'm on a boat
>>3979932>boatNon no no no no No No NOOOOOOOOOOOGutsLookingVerySad.jpeg>>3979154Take the road.
>>3979154Kinda on the fence here.I want to see that tower... Thanks to Alina, it's definitely occupied...Goblin village doesn't sound too tough...We haven't engaged in much genocide recently...Christof and Ulric wouldn't be able to melee from the raft... We could flex our magic a bit... Okay. Into the heart of darkness on raft it is!
>"Let's go for the raft. It will be nice to be able to sit down instead of walking for miles."Shawel: "Alright, once we get there I'll show you how to make the raft."You pack up camp and after a short trek to the east you arrive at the Blue Stream and set up camp.You begin working and the following day, with Shawel's instruction you finish construction of your raft using logs and rope.(You lose 2 Rope from your inventory)Shawel conjures a flat plane of ice and you all push the vessel into the river.You all climb aboard and Shawel's Control Water spell creates a swift current, pulling the raft up the river.Alina: "This is actually quite pleasant."Shawel: "Hm hm~ fresh water transports are a highly underappreciated."Ulric: "I see boats up ahead."Sure enough in the distance you can see the small huts of the goblin village. A jetty extends into the water and a couple of small boats fishing in the middle of the water.>Dock at the jetty. Maybe you can barter for some supplies.>Try to sail past the goblins at MAXIMUM SPEED>Just keep cruising at your current speed>write in
>>3980528>Dock at the jetty. Maybe you can barter for some supplies.
>>3980528>>Dock at the jetty. Maybe you can barter for some supplies.Goblins are little more than vermin, but we are out a ways and they may have healing potions. Ideally, we would just exterminate them to prevent them from someday spreading towards civilized lands. But we have a mission, we are not pest control, these goblins don't seem to be actively malevolent, and they may have information too.>Plan A:Friendly, pleasant, and peaceful greetings, bartering, and chattingBest chance at rafting away with more than we came with>Plan B:Genocide.Plan B is always genocide>Plan C:Burn tents.Burn so many damn tents.
>>3980742What? I *said* we'll stick to plan A for now.Perfectly innocent and peaceful trade for now.Wholesale genocide only comes after we've gotten the wish granter. And then, only with time and weather permitting. Trying to stomp goblin spines in rainy mud is not worth the effort, really.
>>3980801Gobbos did nothing wrong
>>3980528>>Dock at the jetty. Maybe you can barter for some supplies.Be friendly>>3980741>>3980823hey guys, what do you think about recruiting that witch we met a long time ago? the one with the master who lives at the swamp? We have a free slot on the team, and I for one would appreciate a sexy witch on the group.
>>3981411I'd be okay with filling the slot with the thot, tho Alina'd say "Not!"
>>3981411we need a meat man
>>3981411>>3981999Christofmy sonyuo are level 12 nowyu must choose 4th party memberwill you pick meat man with 1000000 hpor low level sexy witch
>>3982044>insert badly edited meme last panel with a baby wearing a witch hat.
Alina doesn't like the witch
You direct Shawel to dock.Gently the raft pulls up to the jetty. Shawel tosses a rope over a piling, tying up the boat.Goblin: "Humans? What are you doing here? Heading to plunder the city of the dead?">"That's right. I was wondering if we could you barter with you goblins, we're running a bit low on food and supplies."Goblin: "We do have a trader, but as far as food goes I don't think we have much to spare. we barely produce enough to pay tribute to the wicked Lobster-Bug-Snakes"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e20DtUJDxDg>"Lobster... Bug-Snakes..."Goblin: "They're as taller than two goblins and heavier than 10! They have terrible claws and a tentacle mouth!"Alina: "You mean 'Chuuls'?"A row boat pulls into the jetty with two more fishergoblins aboard. Some other goblins from the village start wandering to the jetty out of curiosity of their new visitors.Fishergoblin: "We leave out a big stockpile of food for them. Otherwise they'll eat us instead!"He points to a sizable pile of wicker baskets, presumably fully loaded with food.Goblin: "They live up stream, they'll block your way to the city of the dead!"Fishergoblin: "Humans are strong, right? Please kill them all for us."Goblin Farmer: "Yeah! Kill them all!"Goblin Trader: "I'll sell you some adventurer stuff you can kill them with!">"We'll take care of them for you. In return, after we kill them we get to stock up our supplies from the tribute you were planning to give them.">"Give *us* the food and we'll take care of the Lobster-Bug-Snakes">"We're not going to hunt them for you. But we're travelling up the river, if they attack us we'll kill them.">"Sorry, I don't want to fight a bunch of 8 foot tall Lobster-Bug-Snakes. We'll just adjust our route.">(Merchant) I think we deserve a hefty payment for taking care of these extortionists.">Barter with the goblin trader>write in
>>3983084>"We'll do our best to take care of them for you. In return, if we kill them, we will return to stock up our supplies from the tribute you were planning to give them. But we aren't promising anything, yet. Deal?"They are abominations and should be stricken from this world, much like demons or vegetable-men. Goblins are almost folk by comparison. But it would be unwise and dishonorable to pledge to destroy them all before knowing their number. We may need to bravely run away, away!>Barter with the goblin traderWhatchugot?
>>3983084We will consider it, can't really fight under water creatures. Barter with the merchant
>>3983084>We'll take care of them for you. In return, after we kill them we get to stock up our supplies from the tribute you were planning to give them.">>Barter with the goblin trader
Ask them if they know anything about the "evil tower"
>>3983226>can't really fight under water creatures.Did a quick lore check. Traditionally, Chuul prefer to fight on land or in the shallows, but they're amphibians.Also, Dolomite could change them up on us. >>3983311>Ask them if they know anything about the "evil tower"Fair question.
>>3983084>"We'll take care of them for you. In return, after we kill them we get to stock up our supplies from the tribute you were planning to give them."
>"We'll do our best to take care of them for you. In return, if we kill them, we will return to stock up our supplies from the tribute you were planning to give them. But we aren't promising anything, yet. Deal?"The goblin looks over to the rest of the crowd.Goblin: "You goblins agree to this deal?"The goblins all murmur and nod in agreement.You'll beat them, humans are strong! STRONGER than Lobsters-bug-snakes."Shawel: "That's right!">"Maybe, but there's 4 of us. I'm not going to fight them if there's a huge number of them."The goblins all shake their heads and drone protests.Fishergoblin: "There's not many 8 at most!"Goblin Trader: "Nah more like 7 of 'em."Slow goblin: "Me think there is.. 6!"Goblin Farmer: "I've never seen 6 at a time, there's probably only 5 of them."Goblin: "Yeah that sounds about right."Slow goblin: "Me think: There's ZERO of them."Ulric: "wow, This will be a pretty easy fight then.">"One more thing: do you know about the tower to the north west? Beyond the woods?"Fishergoblin: "Undead humans used to use it as a forward base. Then something moved in and turned the undead into stone statues. Our shaman says we should stay away from that place forever.">"Which one of you is the shaman?"Goblin: "None of us, he's in the temple over there"The goblin points further into the village to a quite modest looking temple.>"Hmm okay thanks."You go to the trader.>"Let me see what you've got."Goblin Trader: "Of course! I've got some exotic weapons you might like."You follow her to a hut and she lays down some items on a carpet.Goblin Trader: "Here you go human friend. Anything on the carpet is up for grabs."Shawel: "Where did you get this collection of foreign weapons?"Goblin Trader: "I used to go to Aramoor all the time to sell our tribes' surplus. Sometimes I find stuff like this selling for cheap, so I buy and resell 'em to adventurers for profit. For the wealth of the tribe of course."Your WeaponsGolden Warhammer; 20-36 crushing damageGolden Sword; 10-18 hacking damageLeefside Bow; 10-16 piercing damage +15 accuracyScarlet Bow; 10-16 x3 piercing damage -30 accuracyYou have $374 Talons>Obsidian Blade; 300 Talons 8-16 hacking damage +15% chance of critical>Razor Shurikens x5; 50 Talons 25-25 piercing damage>Kommorak Mace; 300 Talons 8-24 crushing damage, hits reduce enemy armour (can reduce armour to negative values)>Chain 25 Talons>Candle 1 Talon>Holy Water 50 Talons>Oil Flask 25 Talons>Rope 10 Talons>Torch 2 Talons>Shovel 10 Talons>write in
>>3986422*Anything* on the carpet?!>Buy two ropes>Buy ten candles>Buy a shovel>Buy 1 holy water
>>3986436This anon gets it but buy touches too. How much for the goblin uwuAlso dolomite, can I get a quick number crunch on dps for both bows after 100 turns?
>>3986436We're heading towards undead foes after the lobstrosities. Let's get all the holy water.
>>3986422>Anything on the carpet is up for grabs.Must.... resist... innuendo...Must... suppress.... urge to flirt with cute gobbo...Must.... stay.... in... character...
>>3986487>Also dolomite, can I get a quick number crunch on dps for both bows after 100 turns?Scarlet Bow is almost always better, the target needs to have really high Armour Class and/or be very far away for the Leefside Bow to be better. There are lots of other factors but I don't think they're as important as hit chance in this comparison.
>>3987333If limited ammo was a thing, Leefside Bow would be more conservative but screw that, infinite ammo is more fun
>>3987333>>3987337>hit chance 95% for both even after dropping 45 accuracyWhat? How much AC would someone need for the bows to do the same amount of damage? How much accuracy gear could alina drop before dropping below 95% hit chance?How much "distance" is "distance 5" compared to "distance 15"what about distance 10? and what is the break down for that?
>>3987410Thank you for taking such a great interest in my DEEP and COMPLEX combat system that I stole from the Fallout 2 game engine.distance is arbitrary value defined by me based on how far I feel Alina is from her target at the moment, 5 is a value I normally use if Alina is drawn at her default size and both her and her target are visible in the confines of the 400x400px image. If you were in specific situations like trying to shoot the diviner with a gun on the battlements from a great distance away I would have made the distance value much higher. Alina has the high level Sniper feat which divides distance by 1.5.Unequipping the Gauntlets and not having Christof's Leadership bonus would lose her 20 accuracy, she would still have a fairly good 115 (130 with the Leefside Bow). Equipping the Scarlet bow would reduce it to 85, but she fires three arrows which all roll to hit seperately. Her mediorce Perception score only gives her a +24 Accuracy bonus while ranged attacks have a -20 penalty by default.>What? How much AC would someone need for the bows to do the same amount of damage?depends on the parameters and I couldn't be bothered trying to do the math
I'll probably not be updating for a couple of days because of Christmas. After that I'm going camping for 5 days. This thread's probably done so thanks for playing.
thanks for running m8, don't get stung by a scorpion ya cunt.
cheers cunts, merry christmas