Welcome to the world of cultivation and jade-like skin beauties! Explore a fantasy world influenced by Chinese mythology.Anyone can join, even if you haven't participated in the previous threads. It's very easy.The setting is limited to one city and a monster beast valley. I will accept 3-4 players for this game. If too many players want to join, player slots will be decided by your answers to the riddles.Mythic RPG: https://www.rpg.net/reviews/archive/12/12904.phtmlArchives: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?searchall=Mythic+RPGOther running game (grimdark fantasy): >>3988301STATUS POSTPlease don't quote this post.I'll answer to this post when applications for new characters are closed.Thread song: "Medicine Buddha Mantra" by Imee Ooihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCPVxW01Y1APicture: "Autumn Shrine" by Kanogawa92; CC BY-SA
IMPORTANT: Quote this post when you post your sheet. This will make it easier to keep track of all sheets.Players who have an existing sheet don't need to repost it.CHARACTER SHEET*Name, age, gender, ethnicity, faith/religion, mode of thoughts (see below), 4chan home boards, political views, hair, eyes, height, weight*Stats (see below)*Skills: all skills, talents, combat skills, magical powers, languages*Strengths/Weaknesses: (optional) situational bonuses based on your personal background*Background*InventoryAttached is a blank character sheet.
MODE OF THOUGHTS (can have more than one):*Visual: you think with images*Verbal: you think with words/voice*Emotional: you think with emotions*Abstract: your thoughts are abstract*Unknown: you are not aware of your own thoughtsTHE 14 STATS ARE:*Strength (lifting)*Dexterity (hands)*Agility (everywhere else)*Reflex (speed)*Toughness (tanking)*Fitness (cardio)*Perception*IQ (thinking)*Memory (long-term)*Intuition (gut feeling)*Willpower (mind over matter)*Wisdom (introspection, spirituality)*Charisma (talking)*Beauty (appearance)Describe your stats in plain English using the ranks below.Ranks: minuscule, weak, low, below average, average, above average, high, exceptionalFor Stats, an “average” rank means the rank of an average personFor skills and other abilities, an “average” rank means an average person skilled with this ability; an average professional. Those with less than average ranks are skilled amateurs. Yes, this means, above average skills are uncommon.The skills are freeform so you can list anything. Here's an extensive list if you need inspiration: https://gurps.fandom.com/wiki/List_of_SkillsAttached is an example character from the Mythic book.
CREATION RULES1) Create your character, following the rules above.2) Reminder: you are playing as yourself, the person behind the screen. The more honest you are statting yourself, the more fun this is going to be.3) Reminder: for skills, an average rank means the rank of an average professional, not the average person. If you rank yourself as Average, then it means that you're as good as the average professional.GENERAL RULES1) Namefag yourself.2) Roll 20d100 with each post. The rolls will be used for the GM emulator.3) You have to keep track of your own inventory and money.4) No whining about the QM decisions and rolls.MULTIPLAYER RULES1) You can chat with the other players as much as you want2) Don't make more than one action post before the QM responds
INTRODUCTIONFloating Lotus City (浮莲市) is a city that only exists in the dream world, and is accessible to new dreamers once every twenty years. The Iron Buddha Sect (铁观音氏), a sect that practices Buddhist cultivation, holds a trial in this city to recruit new members.You have fallen asleep. You were brought here after seeing the dream-inducing Cundī lotus maṇḍala that was posted on /x/, /his/ and /lit/. The Cundī lotus maṇḍala is a memetic condensation of the Cundī Dhāraṇī recited 100,000 times. It is a very rare chance, but only a genius can hope to be recruited. The Trial of the Two Ponds will reveal the heart of the participants. The ponds are filled with the water of the unsurpassed good Dharma, and the trial is difficult on the mind; many would-be cultivators give up in just the first pond. If you give up, you can return home. If you pass, each pond will reveal your nature and the best path of cultivation for yourself.A middle-aged, long-eared monk dressed in white robes greets you. "Amituofo! You want to pass the trial? Go ahead if you dare!">Enter the Black Water Pond. Write everything that you don't like about yourself, and everything that you fear.>Enter the Gold Water Pond. Write everything that you like about yourself.After you have passed the trial, the monk asks you a riddle. "Does the number of souls in the universe increase or decrease?"He then asks a second riddle. "When you meet the Bodhisattva Immeasurable Intention on the celestial bridge, you can't talk to him, nor face him in silence. What, then, will you do? Answer me quickly!"***NEW MECHANICSTathāgata Store is a new stat that starts with a rank of Minuscule 3. The Tathāgata Store is shrouded in your afflictions. There are several methods of cultivation, but the method presented ITT is to remove all afflictions. The more you remove your afflictions, the higher your rank will get. The Trial of the Black Water Pond will help determine what your afflications are. Effectively, this stat will represent your store of magical energy.Good Karma: Good Karma will work like Favor Points in the Core Mythic Rules. Good Karma can be used by the players in action posts to alter positively the results of dice rolls. Good Karma can also be used to buy off Evil Karma Points.Evil Karma: Evil Karma will be used by the QM at dramatic moments to affect the results of dice rolls negatively.
>>3992423Name: Chase KanoyEthnicity: WhiteGender: MaleFaith: AthiestHome Boards: /co/ /tg/ /qst/Hair: BrownEyes: Dark Brown, almost blackHeight: 6ftStatsStrength: HighToughness: HighDexterity: AverageAgility: HighReflex: ExceptionalFitness: Above AveragePerveption:AverageIQ: HighMemory: AverageIntuition: Above AverageWillpower: HighWisdom: HighCharisma: AverageBeauty: Above AverageSkillsSwords: ExceptionalAny Weapon: HighRunning: HighParkour: HighDeception: HighPsychology: Above AverageStealth: AverageIntimidation: ExceptionalIsekai Cheat:Death Count: You have a perfect count of every kill you have made organised as youplease, and an instinctive understanding of everything you encounter’sweaknesses on every level physical, mental, and spiritual. This appliesto people and their psychology.StrengthsUnder Pressure: When things are down to the wire you always seem composed andconfident where others bend and break. Bonus to retaining composure.Crunch Time: You’re at your best when things are at their worst. All checks are easierwhen calamity looms. Bonus during crisis such as being near death, attempting to save near death teammates and other high risk situations.Born to Run: The result of one of a rare few commitments, short bursts of incrediblespeed and endless charges across the land are possible. Terrain andencumbrance are meaningless in the face of your lust for speed.Blessing of Chaos: +1 RS to chaotic actions.WeaknessesCan’t be Assed: You find it incredibly difficult to commit yourself to tasks you don't enjoy,even if they would take little effort to complete. You're just going to have to find a way to make yourself do it.Intense Presence: Your stoic demeanor and curt manner of speaking around strangers paired with strongly held convictions make people unfamiliar with you anxious or even fearful.Hard to Read: Your constant deadpan makes you difficult to understand, often leadingto misunderstandings.Wealth:Gold Coins: 4Silver Coins: 4Copper Coins: 4Inventory:WinterClothesModern Clothes(Worn)Carrying Brace (worn)BackpackArtifact Bastard Sword "Trickfears"+2 Memetic Katana "Hitoshi"Exceptional Dagger "Tusk"7 Daggers4 Rope Darts254ft Rope
>>3992423Name: Mark MondragonEthnicity: AsianGender: MaleAge: 21Faith: Roman CatholicHome Boards: /lit/ /qst/ /tv/ Hair: BlackEyes: Dark Brown, almost blackHeight: 5’5”>StatsStrength: AverageToughness: AverageDexterity: HighAgility: HighReflex: ExceptionalFitness: Above AveragePerveption:AverageIQ: HighMemory: AverageIntuition: HighWillpower: Above AverageWisdom: HighCharisma: Above AverageBeauty: Average>Skills: Con Artist: Average Bluff: Above Average Stealth: High Lockpicking: High Pickpocketing: High Sketching: Above Average Video Games: Above Average Mathematics: Above Average Singing: Above Average Cooking: Average Literature: Average Pistols: Below Average Swimming: Average Bow: Below Average>Class: Con ArtistIsekai Cheat: After-Effect: You can bring your timelines together if you focus, allowing you to attack more than once in a single swing, simultaneously from different angles, or even summon an almost-identical duplicate that defers to your judgement. You are also immune to time control and the threat of paradoxes.>Strengths:Blessing of Chaos: You receive a + 1 RS bonus when you attempt a chaotic actionChink Bloodline: Cant die from fireTwinkletoes:You are light-footed and the control you have in your steps is refined from years of sneaking out and back in your house.Babyface:You look younger. What’s more to say. +1 RS on pretending to be a minor and being a friendly face.Weaknesses:Playback:You will randomly visibly cringe when suddenly remembering stupid shit you did back then.Squemish:You don’t like gore that much.Wealth:Gold Coins:1Silver Coins:0Copper Coins:0>Inventory:Winter Clothes (Worn)Leather Quiver: (24 Steel Arrows)Exceptional LongbowExceptional Steel LongswordExceptional Steel LongswordExceptional Steel Dagger
>>3992423Name: Dante RoadsAge: 24Ethnicity: African AmericanGender: MaleReligion: NoneThoughts: Verbal, VisualHome-boards: /co/, /v/, /a/, /aco/Political Views: Doesn't careHair: BlackEyes: HazelHeight: 6'2Weight: 230StatsStrength: HighToughness: HighWillpower: Above AverageDexterity: AverageAgility: Below AverageReflex: Below AverageIntelligence: AverageIntuition: Above AverageWisdom: HighCharisma: AverageFitness: Above AveragePerception: AverageMemory: AverageBeauty: AverageSkillsBrawling: HighDancing: AverageSinging: HighComputers: AverageShooting: AverageStrengthsWhat is this, water?: insanely resistant to alcoholic drinks and poisons. WeaknessesSucker for a pretty face: Tries to avoid fighting women, and will generally jump to their defense.Wealth: 0Inventory: N/ABackground: Warehouse Worker from Baltimore. A far off descendant of Shango, the Yoruba god of thunder and lighting.
Rolled 18, 98, 100, 69, 9, 44, 18, 56, 5, 3, 91, 81, 43, 89, 26, 71, 68, 31, 48, 43 = 1011 (20d100)>>3992426>Enter the Black Water Pond. Write everything that you don't like about yourself, and everything that you fear.My yearning for love. My body. My mind. My fear of death. >"Does the number of souls in the universe increase or decrease?"Increases. Only when one truly gives up does the soul burn no more. >"When you meet the Bodhisattva Immeasurable Intention on the celestial bridge, you can't talk to him, nor face him in silence. What, then, will you do? Answer me quickly!"I will acknowledge him with the sounds of my existence.
>>3992426>Enter the Black Water Pond. Write everything that you don't like about yourself, and everything that you fear.“I dont know what I want and afraid of the burden of responsibility”>After you have passed the trial, the monk asks you a riddle. "Does the number of souls in the universe increase or decrease?"“Neither, the is rebirth and its flame never gone. It just changes like the energy around us”>He then asks a second riddle. "When you meet the Bodhisattva Immeasurable Intention on the celestial bridge, you can't talk to him, nor face him in silence. What, then, will you do? Answer me quickly!"I prostate myself by bowing low and hum Amazing grace
Rolled 26, 18, 54, 66, 32, 3, 17, 77, 89, 45, 81, 2, 89, 89, 63, 47, 9, 26, 15, 26 = 874 (20d100)>>3992596
>>3992586>>3992596Do you reject the Gold Water Pond?
>>3992607Ill do both if I can>>Enter the Gold Water Pond. Write everything that you like about yourself.“I surprise myself of what i can do and nothing would stop me. I am my limit, my will its end”
Rolled 29, 7, 22, 5, 96, 71, 52, 66, 16, 41, 37, 96, 29, 74, 27, 48, 17, 28, 83, 50 = 894 (20d100)>>3992618
>>3992607I will reject the gold.
>>3992423Name: Boston Wright Age: 27Ethnicity: CaucasianGender: MaleReligion: NoneThoughts: Verbal, VisualHome-boards: /vr/ /out/ /mu/ /asp/Political Views: Conservative Hair: Dark Brown Eyes: GreenHeight: 6'0Weight: 194Stats Strength: Above AverageDexterity: Above average Agility: AverageReflex: Above Average Toughness: High Intelligence: Above Average Intuition: Exceptional Willpower: HighWisdom: Above Average Charisma: Average Fitness: HighPerception: Above Average Memory: Above Average Beauty: AverageSkills Kickboxing: AverageWilderness survival: Average Deception: Average Intimidation: Above Average Gymnastics: Below Average Gambling: Above averageGuitar Playing: AverageStrengths Comfortable: Is undeterred by extreme cold or heatInhuman: Sleep deprecation and hunger affects you to a lesser degree than most peopleInstinctual Strength: When you focus solely on the task at hand such as lifting an object or running, your physical stats are temporarily boosted by +2 RSCasual Conversationalist: People enjoy talking with you even if you’re not interested in talking to them. You might get important information out of peopleWeaknessesLike a Rock: It takes you a while to spring into action, mostly due to laziness. Important matters will spring you out of thisMistrusting: You may come to conclusions about others that are entirely unfounded based on a few observationsCalendar Syndrome: You often plan too far ahead and don’t focus too much on what goes on between the start and finish of a plan
>>3992426>Enter the Gold Water Pond. Write everything that you like about yourself.“I’m fairly grounded and I have a few accomplishments that I’m proud of, I feel content with myself.”>"Does the number of souls in the universe increase or decrease?"“Since overpopulation is an issue I’ll go with increases.”>"When you meet the Bodhisattva Immeasurable Intention on the celestial bridge, you can't talk to him, nor face him in silence. What, then, will you do? Answer me quickly!"“I walk up to him and touch him.”
Player applications will be closed in 24 hours. I will then rate if you pass the Trial.>>3992646Welcome, Boston!>>3992596Chase, Mark: This thread is located in the dream world. Your physical body is in Akotoshia (http://boards.4channel.org/qst/thread/3988301). Your actions in Shi's thread might have reverberations here.>>3992622Q: Is Dante alive?Odds: 50/50Roll: 18A: YesQ: Is his physical body in Akotoshia too?Odds: 50/50Roll: 98A: Critical NoCritical: His physical body not in the "physical world"Dante: You died in thread #3 (http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/3917586/), liquified by your waifu, "SCP-811". After your death, you woke up here, in Floating Lotus City. Your former companions, Toad-Head and Bez, are gone. Unlike the others, you never seem to wake up, so as far as you know, this is the real world and your physical body is here. You feel alive and well.
>>3992833Cool beans I guess?
>>3992833I was thinking much the same. Considering the fact that this is a dream world and time flows differently, that the changes in the dream only happen after we sleep, and we're all experiencing Akatoshia piece by piece in those unconscious moments.
>>3992906I wonder if Mark's After-Effect cheat can be used to summon the hybrid entity known as Jackson-Larry from Tartarus.One question was left unanswered in the Tartarus thread.Q: QM am I taking Jacksons robot cat? (http://boards.4channel.org/qst/thread/3981247/#p3986945)Odds: 50/50Roll: 29A: YesIt is now ruled that, in Tartarus, Mark took Jackson's robot cat. As Tartarus is a nearby timeline (http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/3919883/#p3920086), possibly a nightmare world, After Effect can be used to summon Jackson-Larry.
>>3993024I might as well expound on my design ideas for this character's powerset if you're going to use it. Jackson's shade: Thermalshock Tiger was created as a Dual class shade, meaning it has two operators. This runs contrary to the Epsilon symbiote, which is a supportive program with the ability to assist Calibre and operate subsystems. Tiger would have most of its physical capabilities be managed by Larry while Jackson would operate it's Meter weapons. Due to the nature of Jackson and Larry's relationship, Jackson would be the primary decision maker. Tiger's Meter weaponry is based on the principles of heating and cooling, of which the shade has extrodinary control over. Dealing Fire and Ice elemental damage with the same attack would be trivial, and bonus damage would be awarded for hitting enemies suffering from temperature based status effects with an attack of the opposite element, hence the title: Thermalshock.Meter is a resource gained by dealing and taking damage and is measured in percentage from 0-100, with new tiers of abilities at each level. Meter is consumed by the Secondary Weapons unlocked by Meter gain. Thermalshock would gain its first tier at 35%, later than most frames, and would have it's temperature manipulation range limited to the immediate area around it. 50% would unlock a doubled radius and the ability to project zones of influence at long range for a medium Meter cost. 80% would grant a second doubling of effective radius and a potency boost. 100% is Thermalshock's ultimate ability: Pyroclastic Glacialstate. This ability would allow Tiger to exert an absolutely absurd amount of temperature change across a massive area, and grant it a font of manipulation potential. This ability could cycle an enemy through hot and cold states a thousand times per second, create glaciers, a storm of flaming ice spears to block out the sun, or anything the Operator could imagine.All Meter reverts to zero at the end of combat.
>>3993067I also intended for some other possible abilities, but those rely on Tartarus' unique properties and are unlikely to be awakened outside of that context.
>>3992426>Black Pond: My greatest fear is regression, to sink back into the depths of an inferior life plagued by the shadow of repeated failings of the past, to lose my principles and become something lesser. I have seen people reach a peak of understanding before casting themselves back into the depths of delusion, and I will never let myself succumb to that same fate.>Gold Pond: I have never been one for frivolities, and that lack of attachment has always helped me. My pride. My mind. My resolve, and my abilities. I have goals and I work towards them.Cheeky Death Perception here 'cause I know how Wux operates. There is a method by which I will be ejected from this realm if it deems I have failed the test, how can it be negated?>"Does the number of souls in the universe increase or decrease?""Observably, it remains the same.">"When you meet the Bodhisattva Immeasurable Intention on the celestial bridge, you can't talk to him, nor face him in silence. What, then, will you do? Answer me quickly!""I cut him down."By the way Wux, how many kills did I get in that epilogue? My ability should tell me.
Rolled 58, 53, 76, 71, 100, 64, 6, 84, 97, 43, 52, 87, 96, 11, 85, 5, 47, 25, 56, 76 = 1192 (20d100)>>3993207
>>3993067Such high potential for a thread.>>3993207I will give some context for Boston and the lurkers who haven't followed the previous threads. The cheat powers, a concept derived from the anime "Isekai Cheat Magician" or another anime, are magical powers that are completely overpowered, on the level of destroying entire kingdoms. I have tried to ban them from the previous thread, but I was unable to, due to the players finding at least 2 loopholes in the rules.In this region of the dream world, you need to make a Tathāgata Store roll (>>3992426) to use any sort of power, including cheats.>>3993219Q: Can Chase activate Death Count/Perception?Tathāgata Store: Minuscule 3Difficulty: SuperhumanRoll: 58A: NoQ: Can Chase use his IQ to find weaknesses in the Trial?IQ: HighDifficulty: AverageRoll: 53A: YesQ: Can Chase use his Intuition to find weaknesses in the Trial?Intuition: Above AverageDifficulty: AverageRoll: 76A: NoQ: Can Chase use his Wisdom to find weaknesses in the Trial?Wisdom: HighDifficulty: High (this is a wisdom-based riddle, so finding a weakness using wisdom is actually more difficult)Roll: 71A: NoYour Death Perception is strongly weakened, although not absent. You are unable to perceive information about the Trial, and your Death Count shows fluctuating numbers. The fluctuation was the strongest when you were in the Black Water Pond.IQ (Trial method): You find no logical weakness in your natural method. The weakness here is Death Perception, because if the other participants who know you assume that you are using Death Perception to obtain the correct answers, they will copy them and score as high as you.>>3992504Reaper Aspirant is active.>Reaper Aspirant: Although your Death Perception is weakened in the dream world, the knowlege of how to destroy hasn't left. It's easier to see flaws in an enemy's fighting style, and enemy weaknesses are easier to intuit. Training is also a bit easier due to your experience finding your own flaws. It's nowhere close to what you had, but it's a start.
>>3992998Noice, what did the monk said
>>3993713The monk will speak when the applications are closed. I still give people a few hours to post their sheet and riddle answers.
>>3993067Chase can you post the build you were actually designing for me if you deign to quench my curiosity
>>3993692So are the passive effects like kill tracking also blocked?>>3993754You weren't going to have your own Shade, you would have had joint control over a large vehicle that gains new attributes and abilities with every player that controls it.
>>3992422Closed.>>3993815>So are the passive effects like kill tracking also blocked?Not blocked but they require a successful Tathāgata Store roll.
Rolled 49, 14, 22, 1, 87, 17, 29, 3, 95, 92, 26, 46, 41, 43, 27, 72, 32, 15, 67, 29 = 807 (20d100)Rolling for my NPCs;
Q: Is Wade, William, AnonKnight, Alex Smith, The New Guy, Orion, Jake Black, Lie Alius, Danny, Shinji, Sky present?Rolls: 49, 14, 22 (random event), 1, 87, 17, 29, 3, 95, 92, 26Odds: 50/50A: Wade (Yes), William (Yes), AnonKnight (Yes), Alex Smith (Critical Yes), The New Guy (No), Orion (Yes), Jake Black (Yes), Lie Alius (Critical Yes), Danny (Critical No), Shinji (Critical No), Sky (Yes)Random event: double digits rolled under Chaos LevelRoll: 46A: Move away from a thread (AnonKnight)AnonKnight scored the lowest, he will work in the kitchenThe monk speaks. "Amituofo! Twelve of you have been chosen to enter our Iron Buddha Sect. Everyone else, you can go back home and try again in twenty years."Dante, Mark, Boston and Chase have all been chosen. The other eight persons seem to be Earthlings, except for one small demonic creature clad in winter clothes. The monk does not seem to mind."I will now explain the answers to the riddles."He clears his throat."One. Does the number of souls in the universe increase or decrease?The correct answer is: Neither! The number of souls neither increases nor decreases. It is an enormously wrong view to compare the soul to a flame. This is a wrong view of Nirvāṇa; a grave, evil karma. The soul is luminous, but it has neither a beginning nor an end.The Blessed One has answered this riddle in the Sūtra of Neither Increase Nor Decrease. I will now recite it in its entirety, please listen carefully."(You can read here: http://www.sutrasmantras.info/sutra14.html)"Two. When you meet the Bodhisattva Immeasurable Intention on the celestial bridge, you can't talk to him, nor face him in silence. What, then, will you do?This question is an open-ended question and all of you answered properly. The Chan master Wumen Huikai has answered in the Gateless Gate scripture:'Face him neither with words nor silence.Give him an uppercutAnd you will be called one who understands Chan.'For giving the answer that is the closest to the patriarch's, this man here [Chase] wins the contest."Behind the monk is the celestial bridge, a bridge of gold, silver and sunstone suspended more than a thousand feet above the ground. This bridge separates the sect from Floating Lotus City, and as new members of the sect, you're allowed to pass.
>For saying that a soul could "burn no more", Dante gains 25 points of evil karma (as per the Sūtra above)>For passing the Trial of the Two Ponds, Mark's Tathāgata Store rank goes up to Minuscule 2.>For passing the Trial of the Two Ponds and winning the riddle contest, Chase's Tathāgata Store rank goes up to Minuscule.
Yeah, seems like some things never change. At least I now know I have something actively fucking me over.
Rolled 14, 73, 50, 82, 99, 35, 94, 94, 31, 88, 100, 30, 18, 48, 22, 94, 8, 59, 95, 41 = 1175 (20d100)>>3993970I cross the celestial bridge. Hopefully I'm not accosted by any semi-awakened trying to sell me on eternal bliss and fulfillment.
Rolled 83, 92, 38, 79, 16, 47, 63, 21, 91, 85, 22, 33, 95, 15, 86, 58, 51, 20, 87, 16 = 1098 (20d100)>>3993970I will cross the bridge
Rolled 6, 17, 20, 11, 74, 19, 59, 51, 19, 84, 58, 22, 35, 17, 85, 79, 69, 85, 17, 70 = 897 (20d100)>>3993970I’ll follow the others.
>>3994124If you were a fallout character, your luck would be 1.
>>3994134Lady luck must be racist or something
>>3993207>By the way Wux, how many kills did I get in that epilogue?Now that you have gained ranks in Tathāgata Store, you are able to tell that you have killed 9999 people in Devapura.>>3993999Holy digits give a hint of how many people Chase has killed.Q: Does anyone accost Chase?Odds: Very Unlikely (sounds annoying)Roll: 50A: NoQ: Is Death Count now active?Tathāgata Store: MinusculeDifficulty: LowRoll: 14 (1st roll)A: Yes>>3993999>>3994124>>3994133The monk walks with everyone and he explains how the sect works. The main philosophy is the development of cultivation and benefiting all beings. The majority of the disciples are dream travellers who have come from the material plane to join the sect. The sect is located in the mountains; it is small sized and has five large and elegant pavilions and a few courtyards and gardens. The white walls of the pavilions are covered in beautiful mantras and incense is burned outside to create an atmosphere that is tranquil.There is only one meal per day and the rules are very simple.1) No killing2) No stealing3) No sex4) No lying5) No alcoholAs you are Inner Disciples, you must choose a Pavilion where you will study and live.The Nine Cloud Pavilion: administration; handing out quests; dorms; kitchen.The Vajra Pavilion: in charge of security, discipline; study martial arts.The Secret Cauldron Pavilion: infirmary and pill production; study esoteric qi techniques, alchemy.The Nameless Pavilion : library; study sutras and practice meditation.There's a fifth Pavilion that does not accept new disciples, reserved to the sect leader.
Rolled 36, 16, 65, 60, 59, 72, 60, 17, 10, 62, 88, 10, 53, 80, 34, 14, 65, 4, 41, 68 = 914 (20d100)>>3994404I chose the Secret Cauldron Pavilion.
Rolled 94, 87, 27, 11, 41, 22, 81, 20, 78, 14, 29, 65, 48, 17, 74, 8, 8, 2, 66, 73 = 865 (20d100)>>3994404>Secret Cauldron
Rolled 18, 49, 14, 41, 17, 80, 81, 62, 10, 15, 68, 44, 49, 42, 65, 69, 71, 97, 74, 5 = 971 (20d100)>>3994404I’ll go to the Secret Cauldron Pavilion as well.
Pill Chads rise up!
>>3994404Just for clarification, my katana is +2 RS to both accuracy and damage, right?
>>3994404Secret Cauldron Pavilion
>>3994780If Hitoshi is the katana that you've looted from Helm's guards, it's a normal katana. It deals Strength + 2 RS damage. There's no bonus to accuracy.
>>3994411Q: Is the Pavilion themed after Harry Potter?Odds: Very Unlikely (unthematical)Roll: 65A: NoQ: DescribeRolls: 60, 59A: Abuse of RandomnessOverdecorated with Kekist symbolsQ: Describe the pavilion masterRolls: 72, 60A: Arrive of MisfortuneRolls: 17, 10A: Antagonise of GoodQ: Male?Odds: 50/50Roll: 62A: NoQ: An old hag?Odds: 50/50Roll: 88A: NoQ: Does Wade, William, Alex, Orion, Jake, Lie, Sky come to the Pavilion?Odds: No Way (represents a 15% chance)Rolls: 10, 53, 80, 34, 14, 65, 4A: Yes, No, No, No, Yes, No, YesYes for: Wade, Orion and SkyQ: Is Sky female?Odds: Likely (suspected by Shi)Roll: 41A: YesTwo male and one female Earthlings follow you to the Secret Cauldron Pavilion.The Pavilion's main room is decorated with golden statues of the frog god Kek, his wife Keket, and the god-king Shi, in meditative poses and dressed with Taoist outfits. On the walls is a wooden relief showing the battle exploits of Shi, with Kek floating in a cloud above him. On both edges of the rooms, there are two small pond of clear water, with colored frogs swimming across the surface. Standing on the pond's banks are sixty small statues of Bodhisattvas.You are welcomed by the master of the Pavilion. She introduces herself as Mistress Lu, to be called by you disciplines "Shifu". Her tone is deep and soft, and her voice is soothing like the flow of water into the sea.She's an immortal fairy, her beauty is like the white pearls reflecting the gentle moonlight, her wisdom is like the winter dew on top of the mountain peak, and her kindness like tender lotus blossoms. The cuffs of her robes are wrapped with silk and the green skirt of her robes, woven one by one and held together with a firm knot. Her long flowing purple hair floats above her shoulders and envelopes her face and limbs in a warm and lovely softness. She is like a raindrop gently pattering on a path, or the lily of the valley, her loveable face is tender and sweet. Her eyes have the color of amethysts, they are moist, holding an inner glow, and a deep mystery.Her elder discipline introduces himself."My name is Chen Fengjian, you can call me Dage. I will show you the pill factory."The pill factory is a large room with an enormous bronze tripod cauldron in the middle, after which the pavilion is named. Your job as new disciplines is to grind herbs into powder all day."Grinding herbs to make healing pills for all the disciplines of the sect, this is a task of great merit. If you want to gain greater merit, you can go to the monster beast valley to collect more herbs."
>>3995354Read "disciple", not "discipline"...
Rolled 2, 89, 6, 2, 100, 77, 74, 4, 95, 36, 55, 54, 54, 1, 68, 10, 4, 46, 4, 49 = 830 (20d100)>>3995354Ok? Ill have a mortar and pestle then, I think ill need an orientation to the basic alchemy and the effects of herbs and such
>>3995459Q: Does Chen Fengjian accept to explain?Odds: 50/50Roll: 2A: Critical YesCritical: He gives a detailed speechChen Fengjian hands you a mortar and pestle, and answers."Our main herb is the spirit grass, and our main recipe, the healing pill.The principle of alchemy is simple. The spirit grass has absorbed the spirit energy from cultivating beasts in the valley. The spirit energy is like the Tathāgata Store, hidden inside of the plant. Bake the herb powders, release the spirit energy of the spirit grass. Fuse the spirit energy into a spirit pill with healing powers.The alchemist must first meditate to purify their mind from the three poison: delusion, greed, and aversion. This is an important step, to not transfer evil karma to the pill.Then, the color of the flame must be controlled. Steadily rotate the furnace and change the color of the flame blue. If the flame turns green even for one second, the pill is toxic, don't eat.Control the flame and stabilize temperature with qi, intense at the beginning, then keep it smooth. The smoother, the higher purity of the pill. Perfect fragrance means perfect temperature.Only use morning dew if you must lower the temperature. The control of qi always stable or it creates an explosion; the herbs are wasted. If there's green or black smoke, run.Continuously, the alchemist must recite the mantra of our sect leader, "An ma ne ba mi hong", with perfect control over their tone. This is in fact the most significant part of alchemy. When the powder is entirely baked, the sacred An hanzi (唵) must be formed above the furnace from clear blue qi energy and then thrown into the furnace. This last step will create the healing pills."
>>3995354I'm going to head to the valley. If Death Count was olfactory this place would reek of sin.
Rolled 99, 64, 44, 57, 79, 26, 57, 85, 5, 14, 37, 55, 46, 24, 21, 51, 56, 21, 15, 38 = 894 (20d100)>>3995531
Rolled 52, 34, 28, 10, 85, 94, 89, 9, 52, 16, 55, 8, 73, 93, 21, 79, 73, 34, 46, 13 = 964 (20d100)>>3995354I suppose I'll get on with collecting herbs so I can start crafting pills.
Rolled 85, 39, 45, 41, 54, 2, 62, 34, 79, 75, 99, 52, 17, 99, 70, 42, 71, 74, 72, 91 = 1203 (20d100)>>3995506Ill try making one
Rolled 96, 3, 38, 64, 10, 19, 65, 93, 93, 90, 58, 88, 49, 62, 68, 81, 73, 31, 54, 33 = 1168 (20d100)>>3995506“Alright, lets get to work.”
>>3995532Q: What does the valley look like?Rolls: 99, 64, 44, 57, 79, 26A: Oppress of A burdenThe valley is ruled by a demon lordA: Release of TacticsHe's good with military tacticsA: Intolerance of The physicalNot a demon, a ghostQ: What does it LOOK like?Rolls: 57, 85, 5, 14, 37, 55A: Create of TechnologyCan't interpretA: Recruit of PeaceSeemingly peacefulA: Struggle of SufferingBut shows signs of battle>>3995531>>3995545You walk down the valley on a small, well-troden path. The entrance area of the valley is a peaceful red pine forest, hidden away from the outside world. The air is infused with the smell of pine and a fresh fragrance of flower. A rotten human corpse is leaning on a tree with an arrow stuck through it skull, indicating that this place is peaceful only in appearance. Chen Fengjian has informed you that the area is ruled by the ghost of General Zhang. The general has created a well-organized alliance of demon beasts and ghosts to team up on the human cultivators.>>3995586Q: Can Mark memorize the alchemy recipe?Memory: AverageDifficulty: AverageRoll: 85A: NoQ: Can Mark make a blue flame?Tathāgata Store: Minuscule 2Roll: 39A: NoYou haven't memorized all the steps of the recipe and your connection to your Tathāgata Store is not strong enough to make a blue flame.>>3995605You begin working on the tedious task of grinding herbs. You gain one point of positive karma for helping the community.
>>3995846"Beautiful, reminds me of my boyscout days. Right down to the brutality. We have forests just like this back in NC." I say to nobody in particular."Let's stick together and look for the herbs. I have a plan to deal with the demons if they show up, you electrify my sword like we did back in the snowfield. Lightning is symbolic of the divine, and should be effective paired with my blade. That said, I hope the literal spectre of communist China doesn't come bearing down on our little flower picking quest."I begin searching for herbs with Dante.
Rolled 25, 72, 45, 12, 71, 58, 95, 82, 72, 72, 60, 1, 81, 65, 5, 32, 80, 14, 52, 66 = 1060 (20d100)>>3995898
>>3995937Oh, and I should have foraging: Average from my previous experience gathering.
Rolled 60, 50, 13, 88, 6, 57, 9, 12, 79, 79, 2, 92, 84, 28, 89, 45, 20, 92, 28, 61 = 994 (20d100)>>3995846I continue to grind herbs and wait for our meal.
Rolled 24, 74, 1, 25, 98, 4, 36, 25, 18, 82, 19, 57, 32, 72, 62, 76, 83, 58, 64, 43 = 953 (20d100)Question QM. Would you say I'm the same Dante from every game? Cause I've been running with the assumption that I'm the me from your game. It's why I didn't take an Isekai cheat. Do I keep my elemental ability I got from kek?>>3995846I'll begin the process of collecting the right herbs, while keeping an eye out for threats.
Rolled 96, 50, 2, 97, 99, 80, 64, 85, 11, 17, 72, 89, 92, 99, 28, 44, 17, 92, 47, 56 = 1237 (20d100)>>3995846Ill grind the herbs and practicing the mantra "An ma ne ba mi hong"
>>3996015You can play with the sheet that you like. I had assumed that you were the elementalist version, but you can use the other version.>>3995937Q: Would Chase be able to recognize what spirit grass looks like?Knowledge (nature) = IQ - 4 RS (specialized skill) = LowDifficulty: AverageRoll: 25A: YesQ: Can Chase find spirit grass?Foraging: AverageDifficulty: AverageRoll: 72A: NoQ: Does Chase attract any spectral presence?Odds: 50/50Roll: 45A: YesQ: DescribeRolls: 12, 71A: Increase of A representativeAn emissary of General Zhang>>3996015Q: Would Dante be able to recognize what spirit grass looks like?Knowledge (nature) = MinusculeDifficulty: AverageRoll: 24A: NoQ: Does Dante pick up anything weird?Odds: 50/50Roll: 1A: Critical YesCritical: very weirdRolls: 25, 98A: Dominate of FameFame = General Zhang = ghost grassQ: Is ghost grass poisonous?Odds: LikelyRoll: 4A: Critical YesQ: Describe how criticalRolls: 36, 25A: Imitate of FriendshipImitate ghosts>>3995898>>3996015Picking flowers with a friend, this is such a peaceful activity. It brings many childhood memories to your mind. Butterflies and bees are flying around, collecting pollen. Nature brings good feelings and balance in the mind. Dante finds a strange, sickly looking plant at the top of a mound of dirt. This plant smells of rotten eggs and emanates dark energy. He picks it, thinking that it's spirit grass, before Chase can stop him. A feeling of pain runs through his body.A ghost appears. He's wearing a lamellar armor and a qiang spear."Cultivators! This is the territory of the great General Zhang! I give you one warning. Go back to your mountain, or we will attack you!"
>>3995954Q: What is the time of the day? Morning?Odds: 50/50Roll: 13A: YesQ: What's the meal made of?Rolls: 88, 6A: Control of RealityRolls: 57, 9Control: don't indulge in eatingA simple vegetable soup>>3996445Q: How good is Mark at practicing the mantra?Singing: Above Average (meaning, better than the average professional)Difficulty: AverageRoll: 96A: Critical NoCritical: he's asked to stop>>3995954>>3996445Grinding herbs for the entire morning is not really exhausting, but it's extremely boring. Mark practices his mantra chanting, but it lacks fluidity and control, and it doesn't sound good. He's asked by the other disciples to stop. Here's how to chant the mantra properly. (Another song by Imei Ooi).https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KDRpvkGaP0At lunch time, disciples from the Nine Cloud Pavilion bring you your meal. It's a vegetable and tofu soup, with two wheat dumplings. There's no salt and it's bland tasting. One of the Earthlings, the one who looks vaguely like Harry Potter, sits next to you."Hello, I'm Wade. How did you guys get here? Do you think we'll get more food? I've been eating Thanksgiving food for the last month so I'm still feeling hungry with this soup. Chen Dage, please bring us another portion."Chen Fengjian does not answer; it's as if he didn't hear the question.
Rolled 75, 25, 4, 12, 42, 27, 91, 1, 10, 95, 33, 30, 95, 70, 83, 36, 81, 25, 7, 83 = 925 (20d100)>>3996847Go to the mess hall and join the others. Also I start looking for anything interesting
Q: What interesting things does Mark find?Rolls: 75, 25, 4, 12, 42, 27A: Refuse of FriendshipNo one befriends himA: Fight of OppositionFighting a minor demon beastA: Haggle of A ProjectQ: What project?Rolls: 91, 1A: Pursue of GoalsRolls: 10, 95A: Communicate of NatureA garden projectQ: Rolling for demon beast on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:YaoguaiRoll: 33 mod 20 + 1 = 14A: Shen Tower (蜃楼)Mark eats with the others in silence, which is only broken by Wade's chatter. He then walks around the area, looking for something interesting.The first thing that he finds is a delightful garden. The lawns are made of small white stones and are bordered with ivy and bright blue daisies. A wooden bridge leads across the garden from one of the many paths that wind through a bamboo forest. Then he sees a beautiful grotto with another bridge that rises to a platform with a pretty fountain. The garden is so quiet that a single whisper makes the grass rustle. Across from the pond, there are teak stands and small terraces overlooking the tranquil waters. The scenery is perfect for walking meditation.The garden is tended by students of the Nine Cloud Pavilion, who ask him if he has ideas on how to improve the garden, to make it more serene.He keeps walking around the area of the Nine Cloud Pavilion and finds a group of students circling a strange, four-story phantom tower. It has appeared out of nowhere and they are arguing about what it is and if it's evil in nature.
Rolled 87, 93, 70, 6, 66, 27, 56, 25, 3, 24, 58, 100, 22, 5, 93, 19, 16, 69, 100, 26 = 965 (20d100)>>3997864“Two heads are better than one am I right?” I said summoning a version me as we both inspect the tower.“Lotus flowers would be a great addition to those ponds as well as a bird bath for the weary avians”
Rolled 9, 34, 90, 51, 15, 70, 25, 73, 87, 19, 73, 73, 77, 35, 8, 33, 93, 68, 55, 27 = 1015 (20d100)>>3997864I go back to the pavilion to read up on alchemy.
Rolled 96, 89, 70, 43, 65, 73, 20, 77, 22, 48, 8, 53, 11, 14, 84, 81, 50, 86, 20, 13 = 1023 (20d100)>>3996846"Heh, a spectre of a spectre, image of an image, fake of a fake. They sure have some wacky plants out here."Not really knowing what to make of the fake apperition, I get back to gettin' dat herb.
>>3997920Q: Can Mark activate After-Effect?Tathāgata Store: Minuscule 2Difficulty: SuperhumanRoll: 87 (1st roll)A: Critical NoCritical: Mark is summoned by one of his copiesQ: Is he summoned to a regular dream?Odds: 50/50Roll: 70 (3rd roll)A: NoQ: DescribeRolls: 6, 66A: Triumph of FearsNightmare world, possibly TartarusQ: Is Mark's garden idea accepted?Odds: 50/50Roll: 27A: Yes>>3998033Q: What alchemy book does CW find?Rolls: 9, 34A: Malice of ExpectationsReally not what you'd expectRolls: 90, 51A: Failure of JealousyControl jealousy and other negative feelings>>3998359Q: Do more creatures come?Odds: Likely (he said "we")Roll: 70 (3rd roll)A: YesQ: More ghosts?Odds: LikelyRoll: 43A: Yes3 ghostsQ: Do they target Chase?Odds: Very Likely (Dante is ghost-touched)Roll: 65A: YesQ: Can they succeed their attack?Ghost drain: AverageRolls: 73, 20, 77A: No, Yes, NoQ: Can Chase resist the attack?Willpower: HighDifficulty: AverageRoll: 96 (1st roll)A: Critical NoCritical: Double damage
>>3997920>“Lotus flowers would be a great addition to those ponds as well as a bird bath for the weary avians.”"Great idea, brother. I will have the pond drained and cleaned to build the bird bath.">I said summoning a version meBecause of his severely underdeveloped Tathāgata Store, Mark is unable to use his cheat Alter-Effect. Moreover, by attempting to connect to alternate realities, the opposed effect happens: he is sucked in to Tartarus, summoned by Jackson-Larry, who's using his own version of Alter-Effect.@Mark: You have been sent to Chase's thread (http://boards.4channel.org/qst/thread/3981247). Roll to see if you can come back to this thread.>>3998359Picking flowers with a half-dead friend, that is a decently fun activity. Chase's heart is filled with wonder and delight as they run, jump, spin, and swoop in all directions. Such is the sheer fun of nature's beauty. Each corner of the forest is covered with different types of bush, roots, shrubs and mushrooms.Seeing that the warning has been ignored, three ghosts follow Chase and attack him from behind. They suck his life force away; it is as if the fat was sucked from his flesh, making him look like an anorexic corpse. There is no color in his body anymore; he is now a thing of cold, lifeless bones. Dante, who has touched the ghost herb, does not look much better. Despite the loss of life energy, Chase can still remain inside of the dream.>>3998033All books of the sect are stored in the main hall of the Nameless Pavilion. Approximately one thousand volumes are stored here. The rare and forbidden books are stored in another room. Since he's a member of the alchemy pavilion, CW is granted access to books related to this subject of study. The librarian gives him a thick volume called "Introduction to External Alchemy", a favorite among new disciples. CW opens the book and reads.Introduction to External Alchemy: There are two types of alchemy: internal and external. Internal alchemy is the alchemy within one's person; making pills and the like is external alchemy. The book explains that Buddhist alchemy takes the science from traditional alchemy, but makes a strong focus on transforming the materials with personal energy and mantras, rather than formulas and rituals. Internal and external alchemy use the same concept. In internal alchemy, a person gains power by removing the shrouds of affliction that surround their Tathāgata Store. In external alchemy, a pill gains power by removing the material envelop that surrounds the essence and energy of the elements. One's personal level of internal alchemy thus determines success in external alchemy. The book then explains in detail how to get rid of the three poisons (delusion, greed, aversion). All afflictions that shroud the Tathāgata Store are derived from the three poisons, and the book makes a focus on the jealousy affliction as a major alchemical hindrance.
Rolled 21, 12, 75, 67, 49, 37, 82, 76, 86, 26, 69, 63, 19, 12, 13, 22, 32, 34, 76, 7 = 878 (20d100)>>3998851Catmech bro I dont think I can do shit here. Im just gonna skidaddle
Rolled 1, 28, 100, 19, 93, 62, 81, 54, 30, 82, 79, 95, 20, 7, 28, 89, 100, 36, 9, 41 = 1054 (20d100)>>3998851I check the ghost tower with the other bystanders if I ever get back
>>3998883Q: What Joker Quest danger did Jackson-Larry encounter?Roll: 7567 (3rd + 4th rolls) mod 165 + 1 = 143Result: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/43273352/Q: Can Mark return to the dream world?Odds: 50/50Roll: 21A: Yes>>3998886Q: Does Mark have the intuition to analyze the tower?Intuition: irrelevantDifficulty: AverageRoll: 1A: Critical YesCritical: detailed analysisQ: Describe the towerRolls: 100, 19A: Change of New IdeasIt is there to bring new ideasRolls: 93, 62A: Proceedings of DisruptionDemonic ideas>>3998883>>3998886Grenades and radioactive missiles are exploding everywhere on the hellish battlefield of Tartarus. The hybrid cat Jackson-Larry is fighting his nemesis Rust Kaiser, a sort of black-colored Terminator with turtle shells on his shoulders. Jackson-Larry had tried to summon an alternate-reality robot cat to attack Kaiser with laser eyes or other advanced weaponry; he hadn't expected a feeble human to answer his call."The sound is a deafening cascade of crystal, a monstrous bang erupting forth in a concussive peal - huge fragments of mirror bound out in all directions, a glittering hail that pelts Jackson-Larry with fist-sized chunks of bounding quartz, splintering against him, splintering around him; the bow-wave of the blast picks him up, and he pitches to the side - tumbling down, down, *down* to a crunching impact that splinters the tiles into a sunburst, his arms and legs twitching and flopping in partial seizure as he convulses."Before dying, Jackson-Larry releases Mark and lets him go back to the dream world. They exchange an understanding glance, and Mark heads home.Back to serious business. Mark examines the ghost tower closely.Intuition: The tower is strongly demonic in nature. It has been constructed by a shen dragon to disrupt the sect memetically. It is designed to drain the life force of sentient beings enter the first floors. The memetic power of the tower is relative to the number of souls that it has sucked in. The tower is only a mirage and has no reality until it has drained a few people. It's best not to enter.
Rolled 55, 65, 19, 89, 50, 75, 29, 76, 90, 28, 34, 21, 61, 16, 71, 47, 67, 57, 60, 43 = 1053 (20d100)>>3998958I start delegating tasks to the others“This is extremely dangerous, call the Elders. This is a big nope area. No one must enter the tower”I create a circle of salt around the tower to deter people from entering basically telling them crossing would allow the demons to pass over. Maybe it would help somehow. Use bluff skill
>>3998851So what are the effects of the drain we're suffering, and what are the ghosts weak to? That is of course if they're still around. I didn't know Dante was suffering some serious wight-blight, I thought it was more of the general ouchies you get when touching objects charged with negative energy.
>>3999183I had forgotten to write the damage. You suffer -2 RS to your life force.Dante suffers no damage for now, his change is only cosmetical.It is unknown what ghosts are weak to.
>>3999233So are we going off the whole "Need Qi to use cheats in dreamland thing?" If so, does activating Death Perception work on a timer for how long I can use it? It would be pretty weird if I could only use it on one thing per activation, like having single use eyeglasses.
>>3999238If you manage to activate Death Perception, it stays active for the entire dream. A new dream is defined as when you go to sleep in Shi's thread.
Rolled 76, 30, 11, 62, 15, 88, 23, 17, 86, 5, 11, 70, 59, 34, 82, 40, 21, 25, 38, 89 = 882 (20d100)>>3999238You know, for something that's supposed to be an inseparable part of our souls, we sure get our cheat use checked a lot of the time.No matter, I don't need magic eyes to solve this puzzle. I coat the cutting edge of my blade in spiritual energy and hack apart the communist ghosts.
>>3999068You have no salt in your inventory, and you can't find any in the kitchen, because they cook without salt.>>3999068Q: Can Mark speak with authority?Bluff: Above AverageDifficulty: AverageRoll: 55A: YesQ: Can Mark find salt?Odds: Unlikely (no salt in the food)Roll: 65A: NoQ: Which elder is coming?1: Nine Cloud; 2: Vajra; 3) Secret Cauldron; 4) Nameless; 5) Elder discipleRoll: 19 mod 5 + 1 = 5>>3999253Q: Can Chase coat his blade with spiritual energy?Tathāgata Store: MinusculeDifficulty: MinusculeRoll: 76A: No>>3999068>“This is extremely dangerous, call the Elders. This is a big nope area. No one must enter the tower.”Although he's a new discipline, Mark speaks with authority so no one enters the tower. The Elder Sister Duanbi Shijie comes to investigate the situation. Duanbi Shijie is a pure flower who appears nearly like a goddess among humans. Her fragrance is resplendent and heavenly; it brings a calming effect to the senses, keeping people in an even mood. She has large eyes and a melon seed face, charming and attractive, bringing a feeling of ease and security to the hearts of everyone. The sight of her gentle gaze is similar to a cat's eyes, which are of utmost cute. She's dressed with elegant robes that wrap around her body and form a string of garlands around her neck.She makes a triangle with her hands, close her eyes and feels the energies of the tower."This is bad, very bad."The vibration of the tower distorts her mind, but she maintains a firm foothold on the ground."This is a memetic array trap. Please recite protective mantras with me.">>3999253Your afflictions are too strong. You can't coat your blade in spiritual energy.
>>4000026Did the ghosts fuck off then? You haven't really been painting a clear picture here.
>>4000135No, they haven't fucked off.
>>4000138Oh, so I guess the turn hasn't advanced then. In that case I need to activate my cheat if the ki isn't cooperating.
>>4000228Yes, the turn hasn't advanced, as you're trying impossible actions. You cannot activate your cheat either.
>>4000254I guess I'll just run into a less necrotic part of the valley then.
Rolled 75, 25, 23, 83, 74, 29, 21, 40, 53, 94, 34, 28, 29, 85, 28, 76, 37, 87, 79, 96 = 1096 (20d100)>>4000026Try joining in with the chant. Where are the others tho?
>>4000907I don't know where the others are. My first theory is that they didn't like this setting. My second theory is that Shi has kidnapped them. Regardess, you gain them as NPC companions. If they come back, they can take back their character.>Mark, you gain CW as an NPC.>Chase, you gain Dante as an NPC.
>>3999253Q: Can Chase flee?Fitness: Above Average + 1 RS (Born to Run) = HighDifficulty: AverageRoll: 30 (first roll used in previous post)A: YesQ: Can Dante keep up with him?Fitness: Above AverageDifficulty: AverageRoll: 11A: YesQ: Describe where they arriveRolls: 62, 15A: Inspect of The innocentRolls: 88, 23A: Control of BalanceAn innocent, balanced placeQ: Is there spirit grass here?Odds: 50/50Roll: 17A: Yes>>4000907Q: Can Mark chant properly?Singing: Above AverageDifficulty: Below AverageRoll: 75A: YesQ: Is the shen tower going away?Odds: 50/50Roll: 23 (3rd roll)A: Yes>>4000734Dante and you run from this place.In the vibrant, green landscape, you find a small, peaceful pond with crystal-colored fish swimming inside. It seems like a good place to rest and meditate in. The pond is surrounded by a few clumps of what seems to be spirit grass. There are no ghosts or monsters in the vicinity.>>4000907Duanbi Shijie is chanting "An ma ne ba mi hong". You and the other disciplines join in. It is easier to chant in a group, and this time, you are controlling your voice better. The mirage tower starts to dissipate."It's a good thing none of you have entered the tower. If it had absorbed more spiritual energy, it might have destroyed the entire area. But the presence of a shen dragon is unexplainable. We are protected by a force field against all beasts.">Mark gains 10 points of good karma
Rolled 99, 79, 63, 91, 64, 66, 39, 16, 22, 61, 28, 48, 20, 92, 50, 31, 29, 13, 92, 89 = 1092 (20d100)>>4001633Try to look for anything left behind by the tower and proceed to practice alchemy.
Each time you sleep in Shi's thread, your character sheet and inventory is updated.Q: Is there any loot from the tower?Odds: LikelyRoll: 99A: Critical NoQ: Can Mark practice alchemy?>>4001689>>3992531You wake up suddenly, and find yourself back in the real world, in Shi's thread. You battle gnolls and then take a nap in the Eldritch Express. You find yourself back in the dream. Something has changed; your connection to alternate planes is gone, however your connection to your greater ancestor, the Fire Emperor, has been strenghtened.There's nothing left from the tower, not even a pearl as is usual for this type of tower, because it was made purely of illusion.You walk back to the Secret Cauldron. CW is there and he shares with you what he has learnt about external alchemy (>>3998851).Please tell me if you listen to CW or not, and how do you practice alchemy? Are you trying to make a pill again?>For saying that the useless slaves should be sold (http://boards.4channel.org/qst/thread/3988301/grimdark-mythic-quest#p3997515), Mark gains 10 points of evil karma>Mark loses the cheat Alter Aeon>Mark gains the cheat Burn, Baby, Burn! (http://boards.4channel.org/qst/thread/3988301/grimdark-mythic-quest#p3995233): You can summon flames from hell. You can control how hot flames are and manipulate them at will. Flames under your manipulation have the potential to burn through anything. The more you train with your pyrokinetic abilities the hotter the flames you control can become and the more you can bend the flames to your will. You gain +2 RS resistance to fire damage.Art: "蜃" by 紀伊国亭むじな. It depicts a clam shen.
Oh no, it should have been easy to get post # 4000000 in such a slow board. Someone got it yesterday with a thread that got deleted. https://yuki.la/qst/4000000
Rolled 48, 14, 24, 78, 3, 10, 86, 5, 90, 97, 96, 89, 51, 27, 24, 28, 76, 46, 68, 98 = 1058 (20d100)>>4001773I listen to CW then try my hand at it again with my affinity with fire maybe it would give me an edge
>>4001841Q: Can CW summarize the book correctly?Memory: Above AverageDifficulty: AverageRoll: 24 (3rd roll for "minor" action)A: YesQ: Is Mark wise enough to learn something?Wisdom: HighDifficulty: Average (would rank a bit higher, but there was a good roll above)Roll: 48 (1st roll)A: YesQ: Is CW wise enough to learn something?Wisdom: Above AverageDifficulty: AverageRoll: 78A: NoQ: Does Mark's fire affinity boost his flame production?Pyrokinesis: Below AverageDifficulty: AverageRoll: 3A: Critical YesCritical: Mark doesn't need to roll with Tathāgata Store to produce fireQ: Can Mark make a blue flame?Pyrokinesis: Below AverageDifficulty: Minuscule (just a flame)Roll: 14 (second roll)A: Critical YesCritical: Perfect control over the flameCW shares what he's learnt from the book Introduction to External Alchemy. Both he and Mark gain a better understanding of the Tathāgata Store, and how much our afflictions hinder us and make us suffer.With his fire affinity unlocked, Mark can make a perfect, stable blue flame. However, he still hasn't memorize all the steps to produce a pill (>>3995846), so he doesn't know what to do next.>CW gains 10 points of good karma>Mark's Tathāgata Store goes up to Minuscule>Forgot this: Mark gains the Pyrokinesis skill, Below Average rank
>>3996847This is the epic and cute theme song of Yaoguai Mingdan, by Xuechun Mia. An amazing donghua with xianxia element, except the first story arc which sucks really hard.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lxBTsreaIw
Rolled 73, 89, 32, 27, 81, 2, 72, 87, 52, 39, 93, 26, 3, 7, 72, 85, 50, 28, 44, 89 = 1051 (20d100)>>4001633Time to chill out for a bit, I'll drink some water and sit down by the water. After resting a bit, I'll try to activate Death Count to sort out a few things. Namely, countering these necrotic attacks, killing ghosts, and the issues limiting my Tathagata Store.
Rolled 69, 94, 25, 24, 92, 37, 1, 60, 98, 17, 1, 12, 91, 59, 26, 56, 47, 29, 48, 24 = 910 (20d100)>>4001891Observe other monks doing the pill making process and offer them assistance namely my flame affinity. Maybe a close look at things would give me enough data to replicate it. CW does it with me.
>>4002475Q: Is there anything weird with the water?Odds: 50/50Roll: 32A: YesQ: DescribeRolls: 27, 81A: Praise of VictoryVictory: Death Perception is activatedQ: Does anything happen when Dante drinks the water?Odds: Unlikely (he doesn't have a cheat)Roll: 2A: Critical YesDante gains his cheats from alternate self>>4002873Q: Do the monks accept Mark's assistance?Odds: Near Sure ThingRoll: 69A: YesQ: Can Mark memorize the steps now?Memory: AverageDifficulty: Below AverageRoll: 94A: Critical NoQ: Can CW memorize the steps?Memory: Above AverageDifficulty: Below AverageRoll: 25A: YesQ: Can Mark reach proper temperature?Intuition: HighDifficulty: HighRoll: 24A: YesQ: Can Mark keep the temperature smooth?Pyrokinesis: Below AverageDifficulty: AverageRoll: 92A: Critical NoCritical: huge failure of a pillQ: Can Mark avoid burning?Toughness: Average + 2 RS (Burn, Baby, Burn!) = HighRoll: 37A: YesQ: Can CW avoid burning?Toughness: HighRoll: 1A: Critical YesQ: Does anyone burn?Odds: 50/50Roll: 12A: YesQ: Does anyone die?Odds: 50/50Roll: 91A: Critical No
>>4002475>>3992563Zombie Dante sits next to you and you both drink from the water. Of course, there's something off with it, if spiritual grass is growing next to it. It is in fact a pond of awareness. Drinking from it makes you feel aware of magical abilities that you possess, but that are difficult to perceive in the dream world. The familiar death perception comes to your awareness.Death Perception (necrosis): Necrosis can be countered with a simple healing spell or pill.Death Perception (ghosts): Ghosts are vulnerable to attacks that are ethereal or magical. They are also vulnerable to exorcism and holy water.Death Perception (Tathāgata Store): Your Tathāgata Store skill is limited by your afflictions. You have been informed of your worse afflictions by the Trial of the Two Ponds (>>3993207). Your main affliction has been determined to be pride, which is one of the five poisons.>Chase gains full access to Death Perception>Dante gains full access to Vice/Virtue: You can channel a specific one of the seven deadly sins or heavenly virtues to gain powers unique to both, these are initially weak but grow stronger the more you embody them. At first, you can only have one at once and changing brings a complete reset but extensive experience can allow you to incarnate several at once. The choices are lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, pride, opposing chastity, temperance, charity, diligence, patience, kindness, and humility. >Dante gains full access to Electric Conduit: You can instinctively generate and manipulate electricity. At first only small amounts and low voltages, but eventually you can call down thunder, disintegrate your foes, and control the fundamental force of magnetism.>>4002873The monks don't make pills, they only grind herbs. Only Mistress Lu and Chen Fengjian have the ability to make pills. Chen Fengjian gladly accepts your help. You produce a perfect blue flame while he's rotating the furnace. You close your eyes, focusing on the fragrance of the herbs to reach perfect temperature. Very good. The furnace is getting hotter and hotter. You try to keep the temperature stable, but it's too difficult. Black smoke comes out of the furnace. Someone yells, "Run!!!!"A firework of burning grass goes off. Thanks to your fire immunity, you're not hurt at all. Only one other student gets hurt, and flames rise from the wooden floor of the pavilion.
Rolled 65, 18, 23, 59, 86, 46, 46, 45, 24, 79, 96, 73, 20, 40, 42, 3, 68, 73, 13, 21 = 940 (20d100)>>4003924Me and Dante will load our packs with spirit grass and make our way back to our pavilion. Based on the setting, Dante will manifest Temperance as his first aspect. If we encounter any more ghosts or demons, I'll use my ability to manifest my killcount as physical objects to strike their hearts with Phurba.
>>4003955>I'll use my ability to manifest my killcount as physical objectsIs that an established power or something new?
Rolled 25, 39, 77, 49, 9, 49, 71, 88, 9, 49, 50, 39, 64, 92, 13, 99, 60, 21, 59, 58 = 1020 (20d100)>>4003924I ask for forgiveness for my failure and meditate to strengthen my control of my power
>>4004024I did that in Familia when I was experimenting with the killcounting functionality. I was able to organize my kills in the form of physical objects.
>>4004189Basically, instead of manifesting something like a book detailing my kills, I'm making that object a Buddhist exorcism dagger engraved with 萬零三十三.
>>4003955Q: Do Chase and Dante encounter more ghosts or demons?Odds: 50/50Roll: 23 (3rd roll)A: YesQ: DescribeRolls: 59, 86A: Agree of HopeHope: destroy ghosts with Death Count phurbasAgree: successNew power acceptedChange of scene roll: 4 Even number: interruptRolls: 46, 45A: Develop of IllnessDante is too sick to walk>>4004131Q: Can Mark strenghten his control over fire?Meditation: High (Wisdom) - 2 RS (semi-specialized) = AverageDifficulty: Incredible (making a break-through with a skill that has an advanced rank is not easy)Roll: 25A: No>>4003955You travel back toward the entrance of the valley, but a few ghosts are blocking your path. I should also mention that those are not ghosts of communism, but ghosts of feodalism. You close your eyes and manifest daggers made of spiritual energy. This immediately destroy all the enemies.Dante is coughing blood. He's not feeling well and cannot walk anymore.>Chase's Death Count +5>Dante activates Incarnate Virtue: Temperance [1/5 progress]>Temperance: + 1 RS bonus to Tathāgata Store>>4004189>>4004191Death Perception (exorcism dagger): In this context, 萬 is better written as a svastika, 卐 or 卍. It's the holy symbol of Buddha and thus holds stronger power of exorcism. Also, a holy coincidence with your Death Count is that you have killed 9999 people during the destruction of Devapura. This is similar to Aṅgulimālika, who had killed 999 people.>>4004131Mistress Lu enters the room, radiating with a gentle aura. She summons a majestic cloud and the rain extinguishes the flames. She's very calm and tells you that you must not ask for forgiveness, because you have done nothing wrong but try to help the community. However, she also tells you that you should spend a few years grinding herbs before trying anything more difficult.You meditate for a few hours to strengthen the control of your power, but this is not enough to break through.
>>4004374What a coincidence, I saw Chase's dagger in an anime.
Rolled 24, 13, 37, 65, 23, 43, 94, 28, 78, 81, 73, 2, 68, 75, 59, 41, 24, 56, 82, 73 = 1039 (20d100)>>4004374I was just writing my kill count in Chinese numerals, though it's nice to be reminded about how much of a weeb Hitler was when it comes to eastern spiritualism.Anyway, I'll carry Dante the rest of the way back if he can't shake it off with Temperance. Luckily, I don't need my hands to defend us from ghosts.
Rolled 64, 83, 10, 5, 11, 47, 10, 64, 68, 42, 47, 24, 59, 90, 83, 58, 17, 6, 81, 83 = 952 (20d100)>>4004374I go to an empty courtyard and test the limits of my flames and I do some training with my bow.CW continues to grind herbs and study alchemy for the meantime
>>4004592Q: Does anything else happen on the way back?Odds: 50/50Roll: 37 (3rd roll)A: YesQ: DescribeRolls: 65, 23A: Attach of BalanceRolls: 43, 94A: Imprison of ElementsElements = Electric ConduitDante can't control [balance] his Electric Conduit cheat [elements] that are inside him [imprison]His cheat was never defined in term of ranks; I'll copy it on Mark's cheat rankQ: Can Chase survive the electric shock?Toughness: High - 2 RS soul damage - 1 RS electric damage = Below AverageDifficulty: Below Average (Dante's rank)Roll: 24A: Yes>>4004592Chase carries Dante on his muscular back like a horse. This is not too difficult for the Sword Saint, who is renown for his great strength. At last, they reach the path that goes up to the mountain. Dante, who's now more of a zombie than a man, has no more energy, and he passes out. Where Dante's mind goes is unknown, because this dream is reality for him. All of the electricity that had accumulated in his frail body since the activation of his cheat Electric Conduit is released, and he shocks his horse by mistake. Chase feels almost no pain. His mind is steady, and he can endure the shock in silence. He roars like a lion, proclaiming his glorious might to the entire valley.They arrive back at the Secret Cauldron Pavillion, exhausted, with the precious herbs in their backpack.>Chase suffers - 1 RS of electric damage>>4005189The limit of Mark's pyrokinesis is that he can only create a small flame in his palm, the same as when he was awake in the cabin of the train. He trains his skills more, while his friend CW is grinding herbs.Ranks: Advancing a rank from Below Average to Average is very difficult, because an Average rank represents the rank of an average professional, so typically it takes at least one year to advance "naturally". You will need to use magic or something powerful to advance within the course of one thread.
Rolled 32, 84, 96, 11, 63, 99, 96, 35, 8, 77, 47, 56, 53, 19, 50, 94, 97, 68, 17, 73 = 1175 (20d100)>>4006125Inquire about advancing my power with the other monks. If i dont find any just make pills. QM may I ask what is a possible endgame?
>>4006197>QM may I ask what is a possible endgame?If you learn from Chase, he can teach you how to destroy cities. If the setting is destroyed then it is an endgame.
Q: Do the monks know anything about his powers?Odds: No Way (very specific and rare powers)Roll: 96A: Critical NoEven Chen Fengjian doesn't know anything about your powers. People from various dimensions come to this dream pocket, but you're the only one who's a descendant of the Fire Emperor, or at least, one with the active gene. He advises you to consult your ancestors. You keep on grinding herbs.
Rolled 18, 38, 7, 41, 75, 14, 69, 57, 16, 36, 65, 91, 2, 83, 8, 52, 2, 59, 56, 54 = 843 (20d100)>>4006507I gather some incense and consult with my ancestors about the power they bestowed upon me“Elders, I seek guidance. The flame I have is but a spark and the path I seek asks for a bigger burn. By my blood, teach me of my birthright!”
Rolled 24, 80, 11, 98, 24, 70, 45, 36, 80, 86, 27, 41, 11, 65, 39, 34, 41, 11, 66, 81 = 970 (20d100)>>4006125I will report in to Chen with the herbs, and prepare to see the witch through the lens of Death Perception for the first time, because if there's one thing I know, it's that anyone who's appearance is described in seven metaphors during a casual conversation is bad news.
>>4007390Sorry for the confusing post, I actually do mean to speak to Chen, but my tired brain felt the need to rant about Shifu for whatever reason. I don't know why, because she isn't the person who sent us on this quest to begin with. That said, I really do wonder what the blurry waifu jpeg "Arrive of Misfortune" will look like through character flaw vision.
I'm leaving work in one minute so I'll finish typing later.
>>4007115Q: Can Mark consult his ancestors?Odds: 50/50Roll: 7A: Critical YesHe makes progress>>4007390Two descriptors from the shifu (>>3995354):>Arrive of MisfortuneVery unlucky>Antagonise of GoodFrom evil karmaQ: Describe her character flawsRolls: 11, 98, 24, 70, 45, 36A: Persecute of FameHer beauty causes afflictionQ: Is the shifu a dream character?Odds: 50/50Roll: 80A: No>>4007115The Fire Emperor appears in person. He grabs Mark's powder and dumps it on the floor."What is this trash? It's not even refined!"Feeling empowered by the presence of his great ancestor, Mark makes a flame and then burns to dust all the powder that he had made. The Fire Emperor slaps Mark's face."This is not good enough! Do not bring shame to me!"Mark feels a flurrying electrical shock; a powerful fire enters from his face and exits through his palm. He focuses better and makes a new flame that's twice the size of his hand. Success! This is the biggest flame he's made so far.>Pyrokinesis training progress: 2/5>>4007390>>4007430Chen sees your pitiful state and gives you healing pills. Blood comes back to Dante's face and he slowly retakes a normal, human appearance. His eyes open wide and he looks around him, confused. "Aiya! I see that you have encountered the army of General Zhang, and survived. I congratulate you for your success and I hope that you will complete more missions for our pavillion."You see the other students behind Chen; they have to spend their entire nights grinding herbs to accumulate as much good karma as you did in a few hours.Death Perception (Shifu's character flaw): Lu Shifu is deeply unlucky due to an abysmal accumulation of evil karma. Her destiny is unclear. Her main affliction is arrogance, which is caused by her superior beauty and intelligence. There are traces of all five poisons in her character.>Chase and Dante both gain 25 points of good karma.>Dante uses his good karma to buy off his evil karma.>Chase and Dante both gain 8 healing pills.
Rolled 91, 32, 5, 91, 27, 96, 43, 22, 47, 2, 83, 17, 64, 32, 70, 12, 93, 1, 46, 85 = 959 (20d100)>>4007962I maintain blue flames on my palms and practice fighting in one of the spacious courtyard. “We will not be shamed”What are other ways to raise the Tathiga Store OP and can we study the other disciplines or is that prohibited.CW gathers information on how the other monks gather their herbs as it is dangerous and there is no martial art practice being handed out.
Rolled 8, 94, 22, 5, 78, 43, 87, 6, 25, 18, 77, 61, 58, 71, 30, 87, 50, 94, 52, 44 = 1010 (20d100)>>4007962I'll wander around the pavillion. I've only seen one room so far.
Mistress Lu is standing by the pond in the main hall and convokes the students."This is the dreamscape of our sect leader, and she's going to wake up. The dreamscape is only semi stable: when she wakes up, the dream always fades away. We will see each other soon."Chen Fengjian does a fist and palm salute."Gaoci."***The Tathāgata Store will remain a mystery. This is the end of the thread. Thank you for your participation.I have created a new Isekai thread (https://boards.4channel.org/qst/thread/4011268#p4011268) as a continuation of Shi's thread. All karma gained here will be transferred there.