Copper's Sheet: https://pastebin.com/7K22jXWACrew's Sheets (Will be here when they are done): https://pastebin.com/u/ShiveringTimber/1/Kvs9Wy9rLast time: A man woke up in a new world with no memories of living his past life, falling from the sky and crashing into the execution platform of the once King of the Pirates, Gol D. Roger. He soon found himself embroiled in a new tale of mystery, adventure and action, finding that the World Government weren't quite as interested in the justice that their Marines proclaimed to serve as they liked to present. That man is Copper Threepwood, a man who is determined to forge his own destiny, unable to permit the World Government to continue to propagate their false justice! Now setting out on a new adventure with his newly formed crew, he sets forth to try to accomplish what no man has accomplished in hundreds of years... a world revolution that will change everything!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmtK7RiIz1ANow was the day that you were supposed to depart, you had eventually decided on naming the Sabertooth 'Haruki'. You didn't really know why you had decided on the name, but somehow it just felt right, so you went for it. Of course, now Haruki very rarely left your side, and it was interesting that the animal you had defeated so soundly in a fight was so willing to follow directly behind you at all times. She really must've felt grateful about you having given her that potion. Even animals seemed to have the concept of wanting to repay somebody after they saved their life... even if in the case of Haruki, you had been the one to put her life in danger in the first place. Of course, you hadn't been the aggressor either way, so it may have also been built from her regret at attacking somebody so much more powerful than she was in the first place. It was odd to think that animals would have such concepts, but... Haruki definitely liked you a lot now, the savage beast that had tried to kill you not one week ago was now your loyal pet.It had taken a fair amount of explaining to the townsfolk that the tiger wasn't hostile and it was actually your pet, though once they accepted that you had managed to actually tame the savage beast, they happily accepted her. Urchii and Jacob were actually waiting for you to travel to the center of the island where you'd meet up with Hephay, but... there was one last thing you wanted to do before you departed from the island.You approached Cutter, the fishman who was currently helping one of the humans to expand their house, equipped with a hammer and nails. It seemed that the community really had managed to truly overcome the racial divisions that they might've otherwise had. Everyone really was brothers in chains... and that had managed to last even beyond their liberation, the government had after all been planning on experimenting on every single one of them.
"Oh, you're Threepwood, arent'cha?" The fish man noticed your approach and greeted you with a smile. you noted his sharp teeth as he did so a trait that was inherent to all fish men, as far as you were aware anyway. "What's up? Seen you around town a fair bit recently, how's the hand?" There had been quite a bit of displeasure among the people in the town towards Jacob after your injury, but you had dispelled it by claiming that it had been a fight to first blood and it would heal completely anyway."It's fine now." You shrugged, showing off your now healed hand. "Everyone needs to get their fair share of wounds before they can be called a warrior anyway, right?" You realized that you probably weren't going to retain any sort of scar after properly leveling up, but that was hardly the point. It was more the lesson than the physical reminder that was important, after all, Jacob wasn't exactly strong compared to somebody like Hephay, and he had defeated you thanks to you becoming careless about your guaranteed victory. Seeing that the information that observe gave you wasn't going to always guarantee that you could defeat somebody in a fight was a quite important lesson for you to take on board."Aye, that's true. Everyone who claims to be a fighter should have the scars to prove it... nobody is born as the strongest after all." The fish man nodded before he pulled aside the top of his jacket to reveal a long scar running down his body. "I earned this one from my previous captain. Fish man by the name of Arlong... couple years back we had an argument about what we were doing with a village in East Blue, but Arlong of course disregarded my concerns and declared me a traitor. He cut me down and left me for dead after dumping me into the ocean. It's a foolish story, and I was a young fool when I first went with Arlong, I was... filled with hatred for humans back then, but seeing the atrocities he was committing upon people who were weaker than he was, I realized that he was little more than a hypocrite... fool I was not to heed Jinbe's advice back then." The fish man shook his head sadly."I... see." You examined the man's scar with curious interest, honestly, had he been a smaller man, that sort of wound probably would've cut him in half. "So, how did you survive, and how did you end up in that laboratory?" It was puzzling, if he was cut down like that, then he should've been dead... especially without any sort of medical treatment.
"I clung on to life, until I ended up being picked up by a passing fishing vessel... they recognized me and handed me into the local authorities... though instead of imprisoning me like you'd expect of a criminal, they had another fate in store for me. I was transported to that... facility underneath Loguetown, just as everyone else here was." The fish man clenched his fist angrily. "But... I saw that the same atrocities being committed to me... were also being done to man, mink, merfolk and even giant. It was then that my doubts about Arlong were truly confirmed. He was nothing more than a hateful bully who targeted his vitriol for the world towards the simplest target." You had seen Arlong's bounty poster, but you had no idea about just how bad he was, the guy sounds like a total jackass, and... well, he was the sort of pirate that you'd have no problem claiming the bounty for. Though considering that the marines had shown that they were seemingly all too happy to experiment on whoever they ended up capturing, it... might've been better to just take advantage of the 'Dead' part of 'Dead or Alive' for their sake more than anything else. Just because somebody did bad things didn't necessarily mean that it gave the Government the right to torture them after all, and death would truly be a mercy over being made into a lab rat. But apparently, the World Government's idea of 'justice' was 'anything that benefits the World Government'. "Well... I'm glad that you no longer hate humans.""I'd have to be an even bigger fool than Arlong, were I to continue hating humans after one was responsible for saving us all, you might not understand just how big what you did really was, but... even if you only released Hephay, he was about the only one who possibly could've gotten everyone out, and I doubt anybody else in East Blue even knew about the existence of that underground facility. Can't imagine the commanding officer would've accepted the station if he had known." The fish man sounded familiar with the man, so you decided to pick him for some information."Commanding officer... that's... Captain Smoker, right?" You remembered his name, but you didn't remember much else about him."Mhm, not sure if he was called Smoker before he got his Logia, but I kinda doubt it." Cutter nodded. "Learned about him from talking to a few people around town, shame that he hasn't done anything about Arlong, for all his bluster, there's nothing that my old captain would've been able to do against a Logia user. Man turns into smoke, by all accounts." Ah, so he was the Smoke Logia, that... made far too much sense than you felt like it should. But... if he was going to go by an alias after eating his fruit, couldn't he have been a little less blatant?"Right... well, I actually wanted to ask you something else." You paused for a moment, but before you could ask the question, the pirate shook his head.
"Sorry, but... my pirating days are over. I ended up hurting too many people from that village, and... odds are that Arlong is still continuing his reign of terror there even now." The fish man frowned, and you could tell just how frustrated that he was about not being able to do more for this village. You would've protested that you weren't technically planning on becoming a pirate, but you somehow felt like it wouldn't take long for you to be branded as one by the World Government so long as you opposed them. You wondered if there was some way to convince the man to go with you regardless...>Just give up on recruiting him.>Offer to go with him to this village to stop Arlong, you weren't exactly on a time limit here.>Something else.
>>5412949>>Just give up on recruiting him.
>>5412949>>Just give up on recruiting him.enjoying retirement
>>Offer to go with him to this village to stop Arlong, you weren't exactly on a time limit here.
>>5412949>Just give up on recruiting him.Man doesn't want to go, that's just how it be. We'll make do.
>>5412949>Just give up on recruiting him.At least here he gets to chill.
>>5412949>>Offer to go with him to this village to stop Arlong, you weren't exactly on a time limit here.Even if this loses the vote, we should let him know if he ever wants to head back to fishman island or needs anything to let us know.
>>5412949>Offer to go with him to this village to stop Arlong, you weren't exactly on a time limit here.https://youtu.be/mxsoJM896fMEnough said.
>>5412949>>Offer to go with him to this village to stop Arlong, you weren't exactly on a time limit here.
Keep in mind, Arlong would also be a good test for power. And we could turn in his bounty
>>5412949>>Offer to go with him to this village to stop Arlong, you weren't exactly on a time limit here.I can't believe you guys are refusing free exp
>>5412982I'm just not trying to twist the guy's arm is all.
>>5412982Is arlong even around anymore? Before we got kncoked out, luffy had just finished defeating Morgan. For all we know, he's already been defeated by him.
>>5412983It's not arm twisting it's giving the guy a chance to right his wrongs and join our crew>>5412985All the better for us. A free crew member.
>>5412992Sounds an awful lot like dickish manipulation to me.
>>5412949>Offer to go with him to this village to stop Arlong, you weren't exactly on a time limit here
>>5412993Say that too Luffy"I refuse your refusal"
>>5412993Anon please. Dealing with Arlong is a good deed. Helping a guy to fix his past is also a good deed.Just cause we are also getting something out of it doesn't make us a dick.Would all pirate hunters also qualify as dicks by that logic? They catch pirates for a financial gain after all.
>>5412997Luffy's kind of an asshole, innit?>>5412998No you're just framing it awfully and sounding like a used car salesman.
>>5412949>Offer to go with him to this village to stop Arlong, you weren't exactly on a time limit here.
Did timbers ever say what kind of continueity we are in
>>5413005You are the one who is framing helping our new friend stop Arlong's reign of terror over an island full of innocent people as a bad deed for some reason.Shame on you.
>>5413010Man if you were really so concerned about being moral and good you'd let the guy stay here like he wants and then go and take care of Arlong without him. You just want a fishman and good deeds be damned. I can see through your lies you wicked, wicked devil.
>>5413014What can I say? This is a pirate quest. I am just acting the part.
Hmm, so ideas for where to place points?I was thinking Luck and Charisma, with a bit into Agility.Like: 10 Luck, 5 Agility, and 5 Charisma.Just because we need too keep Agility from slagging behind and everything else could use some more work.
Btw Shiver, why does our character sheet say we have no cash?
>>5413031it says we have 22116000 what are you on about
>>5413035Fuck, was reading bounty
>>5412949>Offer to go with him to this village to stop Arlong, you weren't exactly on a time limit here.Fuck Arlong.Let's "throw him into the dungeon" it's not like he ever shows up again anyway.>>5413021Yohoho.>>5413024I think we should dump into one stat rather than Jack of All-Trading everything.Agility might be good.Do you guys think Arlong counts as a thief?
>>5413040I mean, does 'taxing' people count, or stealing Nami's money count?
>>5413040I mean if i went up to someone pointed a gun at them and said "give me money or die" i think i'd count as a thief, arlong just does that but in long term
>>5413040>AgilitySure. I was thinking of making Vitality our dump stat.>Do you guys think Arlong counts as a thief?Most definitely. Most pirates do.
Also, if you wanna get more technical, he and the others 'stole' a ship from the Marines after their old one was destroyed back when Tiger died.
>>5413045Fun fact a thief is specifically someone who steals or takes without using violence or does so with no one knowing. A robber is the guy who walks up and points a gun at your head and demands your wallet.
>>5413045>point a gunAnon what are you talking about, he's simply pointing at her and threatening to put her in the "Arlong Park Fun Dungeon" which is also coincidentally where all the non-canon characters are kept, like Daddy Masterson... and Goku.
>>5413024Agility is probably the best offensive stat for both Pistols and Cutlass, with our Pistols having luck as their secondary stat and the Cutlass having Willpower (tied to Insult Swordfighting) and Strength (raw damage output), and we probably need Intelligence if we're going to do Medic/Alchemy shenanigans.Stat priority should probably be:Agility = Intelligence > Luck = Willpower > Strength > Other stats
>>5413059True, but big brain and Charisma also good for skills and recruitment.Hmm, I would imagine Cutter is roughly on pair with Arlong, so I say if we play this smart with our current 3, we could defeat them.Though maybe we should make some special bombs too get rid of them, some tear gas goes a long way, and they are all cooped up in Arlong Park.Like Fish in a barrel....
>>5413062>I would imagine Cutter is roughly on pair with ArlongArlong oneshot him and he only survived by chance. Unless he's got some serious preworkout he's been smashing I doubt he's anywhere near Arlong's level.
The journey to Arlong Park will... I'll be generous and say it'll take about 10 days time for you guys. If you go, you'll have a bunch of time to train with everyone.As opposed to about two days it would take if you went straight to Loguetown.I'll be calling the vote in about 30 minutes.
I don't think we should go to Arlong Park, let him stay and enjoy life here. Let's make our own story instead of being the snowflake who defeats all the villains before the protagonist.
>>5413071Hmm, how long would making a stop to Loguetown be if we only went there to cash in the bounty and buy some stuff? An extra half a day?
>>5413072I would agree in any other situation but I want someone with actual sailing experience on our crew.
>>5413072You will take Luffy's place and you will like it
Also, lets face it, we can use the exp, and we could rob the place blind afterwords.Also, what are chances Hachi defects or refuses too fight if he finds out what Arlong did?
>>5413073About that, yeah.>>5413072>>5413077Who said anything about before? Regardless, you've all pretty much made it clear that Copper doesn't have any real interest in the title of Pirate King, so taking Luffy's place isn't going to happen.
>>5413079It's been awhile since I read OP but wasn't Hachi aware of what Arlong was doing?
So will we roll for things like sailing or weather?Or events going on in the world?
>>5413082Yeah, but not outright killing his crewmates for disagreeing with him
Personally, i think we need money to buy some sort of shipIf we try to go through reverse mountain with a sloop, we'll be screwed
>>5413083When the time comes, I'll roll for events and weather which will be opposed by sailing rolls.
>>5413087We have 2 billion berry. I am sure we could afford some used ship on our way back from arlong park.
>>5413089Will one of the options for roll result be a spontaneous sea-shanty session?
>>5413091We have 22 million, not 2 billion. We need a ship that won't break when we go through reverse mountain.
>>5413093Ok I added another zero by accident. 22 mil is still a lot though.
>>5413091Anon you have twenty two million berries.>>5413092Maybe if the atmosphere needs to freshen.
>>5413095Not in the one piece world, even the most basic options in the shipyard capital of the grand line were a few hundred million
>>5413109We are not there are we? I doubt prices in these waters are as steep.
>>5413109Got that zimbabwean dollar value currency
>Just give it up>>5412952>>5412956>>5412961>>5412965>Go to Arlong Park>>5412958>>5412967>>5412968>>5412978>>5412982>>5412994>>5413006>>5413040Looks like a decision has been made.>>5413115>Zimbabwean dollar valueThat just feels like how bounties are now being treated post Wano.What with Nami having a higher bounty than Doffy and Hancock getting her bounty upgraded to like nearly 2 billion for pretty much just sitting on her island and doing nothing of any value.
>>5413119Hey man inflation is a serious problem in the bounty world. There are just so many of them no one is cashing in. Can't be helped. If only bounty hunters were actually real.
>>5413119Maybe because her Df, because she is beautiful, or all the kujaOr they figured out her past...Also, Nami is one of 10 members of an Emperor's Crew. Anything less than 300 would be an insult
>>5413122You'd think they'd just give up and stop issuing bounties after you reach like over a hundred million because pirates just use them for measuring dicks and anybody who could possibly defeat said pirates in order to cash in on them is either a wanted man or a marine.>>5413123Poor Chopper.Also just figuring out that Hancock is an ex-slave shouldn't be enough to give her such a tremendously high bounty.
>>5413126>pirates just use them for measuring dicksYou'd think they'd use a ruler for that.
>>5413129You'd think that, but they prefer to use their own government issued trading cards.
>>5413126Celestial dragons want most beautiful woman back And they have no care for how much it costs
So Shiver, what happens next?
>>5413170I'm writing the update now.
"Hmmph... well... what if we went to this village? Together, we might have a chance at stopping Arlong, right?" Last you remembered, Arlong had the highest bounty of any pirate who sailed in East Blue, so if you could take him down and then deliver him to the marines at Loguetown, then you'd be able to fulfill the conditions of your bounty hunter quest before ever gaining a bounty for yourself! Of course, that wasn't to say that you didn't have any interest in putting a stop to the evil that this fish man was apparently perpetuating, to think that he would strike down one of his own comrades simply due to a disagreement... it's something that only an honorless cur would think about doing. "You'd really do that? You... you know that Arlong is the most powerful pirate that's in East Blue, right?" The fishman reminded you that Arlong was apparently no joke, but... somehow you found that you didn't really care. As strong as Arlong might've been, you were pretty sure that a bullet right between his eyes would be enough to put an end to him, and failing that... you were pretty confident with your blade now. Though you could probably do with a little more training. In fact, the same went for pretty much your entire crew, you at least wanted to get everyone to a level in which they'd be able to confidently beat somebody like Tashigi before you challenged this Arlong."Eh, it's not too big a deal. I'm out to change the world either way, be that from government corruption or the evils of individual pirates lording their power over those weaker than them. I... I can't stand tyranny in any form." Be it mandated by government or simply through superior force, tyranny in any form was something that you had found yourself more and more devoted to the idea of stamping out. You weren't like most people, it was clear that your abilities would give you the power that you'd need to stand up against such tyranny, but the same obviously wasn't true for most people, where their only strength would come not in their fighting potential, but in their ability to refuse to cooperate... but such a refusal to cooperate could only ever work on a grand scale, such as through the unification of an entire country. But in the case of say, a village refusing to cooperate with a band of merciless pirates? All that their defiance would end in was their eradication.
"I see... well, if that's truly the case, if you truly mean to help me make amends for my past actions, then, I suppose I have no choice but to accompany you. But I warn you, Arlong... he's powerful. Far more powerful than I am, he might have attacked me by surprise back then, but it wouldn't have made a bit of difference had I been aware of his intentions from the start." Cutter revealed that Arlong was a great deal more powerful than he was, and obviously he wouldn't have been able to have done much in the way of training since he only really got loose of his imprisonment at the hands of the government, though you were already well aware of that fact. Besides... if things really got bad, you could simply eat the Thermite Thermite fruit and then roast the fish man... though you didn't really even know if you wanted to eat the fruit. At least not yet, treasure diving had been an incredibly lucrative business for you after all, and you had enjoyed diving alongside Urchii too. Besides, what good was being able to hold your breath for ten minutes underwater if you couldn't move underwater?Eating that devil fruit was something that was probably best saved for an emergency, when you had no choice but to eat it... being a fruit on par with some of the strongest logia in existence, it was pretty obvious that the moment you ate it, you'd be able to defeat just about anybody in East Blue. In fact, as far as you could tell, there wasn't much that would even be able to damage you if you were to eat the fruit... perhaps if you were to get damp, you wouldn't be able to ignite the thermite, but... considering that water was a weakness of all devil fruits anyway, you couldn't really see that being too much of a problem outside of typical devil fruit weaknesses. Still, right now, considering that the world was almost entirely made up of ocean or nations that could only be reached through ocean routes, it was probably a good thing to continue being able to swim."Alright, we'll... I guess we'll just have to make sure that we train a lot before we take him on, I'm pretty confident that I can get everyone to at least the level where we'll be able to take on somebody like Arlong... strongest pirate in the East Blue or not!" Though you'd have to totally focus all your efforts towards training your physical stats as much as you possibly could, training with the rest of the crew to try to get everyone as strong as you were physically able before you confronted Arlong, Cutter was fairly strong as he was, but his stats clearly needed a great deal of improvement before he could even hope to take on this Arlong, especially if he was defeated in a single strike the last time he met his previous captain.
"You really think that you'll be able to help me get that strong...?" Cutter seemed bewildered by your confidence, and the truth was that you weren't actually sure, but... you did have something of an idea. If you could somehow hook other people up to the system, then you could theoretically have them spend any of the attributes that they have saved up! Though you didn't even know if something like that was possible, it was something that you were at least interested in, because if it were true... and you did have the ability to allow other people to directly increase their stats as you could, then your power would be far more powerful than it had any right to be. To be able to instantly increase the power of just about anyone with only a few minutes of point allocation, you'd be targeted by the World Government for having a power like that alone!"Well... if not, I always have a secret weapon in my back pocket." You shrugged, even if you couldn't use your abilities like that, there was no doubt that the Thermite Fruit would let you turn Arlong into grilled fish in about twelve seconds, but you kind of felt like having a power like that was something like cheating. Especially in a place like East Blue where nobody could possibly have an answer to something like that. Curiously, the book you read back in Loguetown had mentioned a way to defeat Logias without having to figure out and take advantage of any sort of natural advantage, but it annoyingly hadn't elaborated on just how that was even possible. Actually, you did consider it strange that when you were reading through that book that the page number skipped by about 8 pages but you hadn't really thought too much of it at that time, though now it was obvious that somebody was trying to hide information for whatever reason, probably the World Government, you wouldn't be surprised if they employed a book burning division or something to get rid of information that they dislike."Alright, then... I'll be happy to call you my captain... but aren't you supposed to be setting off today?""That's right." You quickly confirmed what Cutter already knew to be true, and the fish man turned around as he started to move towards one of the wreck houses."Alright, then... give me a few minutes, and I'll grab my things." You waited as you had been asked to, before the fish man walked back outside of his house, with a truly enormous blade strapped to his back, Cutter was about 10 foot tall by himself, but... the weapon he had strapped to his back was even larger, a thick great sword that had to be angled so that it wouldn't smack against the floor. No... that thing was too big to be called a sword. Too big, too thick, too heavy, and too rough, it was more like a large hunk of iron. The thing must've weighed a ton... no, multiple tons! Was a weapon like that even viable in combat? "Alright, let's get going."
"Ah... yeah, let's go." You stopped gawking at the colossal weapon the fish man seemed to have decided to wield, and you started to walk towards the area that Jacob and Urchii were waiting at, the two were boredly standing around with their arms crossed... well Jacob was standing, Urchii was more sitting on the floor with her arms crossed, but the point still stood. "Sorry for making you wait, but... Cutter is going to be coming with us too, and our first location will be... is... uh..." you quickly realized that you had forgotten to actually ask Cutter for the name of the place you were going to be heading to."It's going to be the Conomi Islands, where we're going to be trying to put a stop to the reign of terror of a man named Arlong. He's terrorized the region for years, and... I feel like it's my obligation to stop him." The fish man clearly wanted to make things right, and you couldn't really blame him. "Right, that... but first I'm thinking we stop back at Loguetown and I buy us some supplies for the journey. It's a few days travel from Loguetown to there, right?" You were vaguely aware of the location of the islands, and the fish man nodded to confirm what you already knew. "Right, so we'll need the resources, we'll also need to train a lot if we're going to be able to hope to take on Arlong... I hear that he's one of the most powerful pirates in all of East Blue." Well, in truth, from what you knew of the world already, that quite literally meant that Arlong was little more than the biggest fish in the smallest pond, though that didn't mean that he could continue to be allowed to exist and terrorize the people of those islands. You also found that your hatred for the World Government was growing ever higher, being incapable or unwilling to even do so little as to stop a pirate who was a total small-fry compared to the pirates in the Grand Line, even though he was actively oppressing an entire group of islands."That works for me, but... we'll probably need to remain on the ship whenever you go to Loguetown, I don't exactly feel like getting arrested just for showing my face, and I don't doubt that the three of us have already been given bounties for our capture." Jacob crossed his arms and nodded to himself, he was right of course. "Not sure they'd have been able to get a good look at you though, Captain, so... so long as you don't go telling people that you were the one responsible for the destruction of the laboratory with Hephay's help you'll probably be able to avoid getting yourself a bounty." Well.. when you felt like declaring the world to be your enemy, you could always do that... you supposed. There were probably quests that revolved around getting a high bounty anyway, there seemed to be quests for most other things."Then... I guess that settles it! Loguetown and then Conomi! But... then where?" Urchii scratched her cheek, unsure of what exactly the plan was.
"The Grand Line... and a kingdom known as Alabasta... I'm supposed to be meeting a man there who's going to be my contact with the Revolutionary Army, apparently." You were of course intrigued by the identity of this 'Dodger' could it be an alias? It would be excessively idiotic if the Revolutionary Army were to just go by their actual given names, especially considering that in doing so they left themselves wide open to retaliation against their families... then again, the leader may well have been the most famous man in the world, Monkey D. Dragon, son of the man known as the legendary hero of the marines, Monkey D. Garp... though, wait a second, what was with that middle name? That 'D.', what did it mean? You'd have just dismissed it as a mere coincidence that a father and his son shared a middle name, but... one of the books you had read attributed the same middle initial to Gold Roger... or rather Gol D. Roger. So what did it mean? It couldn't have been a coincidence, right? That the three most famous people in recorded history would all share the same middle initial, what were the odds of that?Whatever, you could think more about the enigmas that the world held a little later, for now... it was about time for you to get going, you wanted to actually leave some time today, and the sooner you got moving, the sooner you'd finish the trek through the jungle. But... before you got going, you looked at your crew, and you decided...>To tell them all about your powers.>To tell them a limited extent about your powers.>Not to tell them about your powers.>Something else.
>>5413305Trying to explain to them that we have video-game powers or and all that stuff is just dumb and overcomplicated.Generally speaking, the only thing we really need to explain is that we are able to learn about something just by looking at it. It's way easier for them to understand if they just think we have some natural talent for it.
>Tell them a limited extend about your powers>>Tell them about how you can grow stronger quicker than most, and by doing certain tasks, your capable of reaching another 'level' so too say. Give example of Inventory too demonstrate powers.
>>5413310That doesn't really explain the fact that you can keep an endless supply of stuff in your pockets... even when you aren't wearing clothing with pockets.
>>5413305>>5413313I'll support this
>>5413305>To tell them a limited extent about your powers.We can gauge peoples, animals and object by just looking at them, we can learn very quickly and recover while doing so, and we have very deep pockets. Also we can also breath for ten minutes and are a natural lighting rod
>>5413321Thinking about it, I meant to vote for>To tell them all about your powers.But word it in a way that doesn't sound like video games since they would be confused.If they ask how it works, we don't know. We are kind of learning as we go along.
>>5413305>>Not to tell them about your powers.
>>5413326To be fair, by telling them everything, Copper would obviously have to phrase it in a way that they understood anyway, he wouldn't suddenly dump something they couldn't possibly understand on them.
So Shiver, how many actions will we be able to perform per day for our sailing adventure?
There are no *video games* on the one piece world, how the hell are we going to explain the concept of levels? Just say that we're able to get strong quick and learn about stuff by looking at it.Trying to say stuff like 'quests' and 'levels' and whatever the hell is just going to make it more confusing and dumb and needlessly meta
>>5413332QM just said that Copper is going to explain in an understable way anon>>5413328
>>5413331I'll say you can get two in during the trip to loguetown, and then one per day to Conomi.>>5413332The concept of somebody who permanently gets stronger by doing certain tasks and has a storage space could be explained to them as something like a Devil Fruit power, but you could find yourself in a weird situation if people think you've got a devilfruit power and you start swimming around and what have you.
>>5413341Sweet, so thats 12 give or take?Do we choose what the others do, or they just do their own thing?
>>5413305>To tell them all about your powers.Could it be that if they don't know about it that they won't be able to reap the benefits of it as a party?
>>5413346When it comes to the vote, you'll get to decide what they'll be focusing on for the days you're not training with them personally, but in general, everyone is going to be training their asses off.
Glad to know, hmm, what exactly do they do for training?Like, does Diving count as training?
>>5413353Depends on if you're planning on doing anything strenuous underwater, I suppose.For example, it's a fairly decent way to raise both Vitality and Agility through swimming as fast as you can.Though I will also say that learning the basics of fishman karate is much much easier if you're underwater.
Hmmm, so will we choose a name for our crew/group soon, or that wait till we slapped with a bounty?
>>5413341>they assume copper has a devil fruit>they try really hard and finally knock him into the water>he swims back up and threatens them from the waterInstant pants pissing territory.
>>5413359Picrelated.>>5413358It's up to you, even if you don't end up becoming a group of pirates in the typical sense, it's only a matter of time until you get slapped with the label, and either you come up with a name for your merry band, or the government gets to do it.
Kay, so guessing we will roll best of 3 for actions then?
>>5413363Hey, do tabletop rpgs exist in the setting?
>>5413370Very likely.>>5413372This post alone has made me want to include a somewhat popular (among certain groups) tabletop RPG called Drydocks and Deckhands in the background lore. The One Piece world is a huge place so somebody has probably invented the concept of TTRPGS though it probably won't have achieved world popularity.There was probably a player guide in the Loguetown Library.
>>5413376Tashigi plays. And she plays classic Human Sailor.
>>5413377Lawful Stupid Human Marine - Officer Subclass.In every single game she plays she ends up sperging out and getting the party killed after trying to fight an entire fleet of pirates by herself at level 3.
>>5413378She'd also probably be the sort of person to immediately engage in inter-party conflict the moment she found out that somebody was playing anything other than a marine.God bless those marines and their blind loyalty to blatantly evil overlords.
Hmm, so will we encounter other Pirates at Sea?Cause I kinda want too, both for loot and turning them in.(Actually, I wonder if Dragon has a few of his members sneak into the bounty hunting business, get some terrible pirates off the seas while also getting payed out of the money that usually funds the organisation he is trying to topple)
>>5413378>Oh my background lets me have one +1 weapon and it's a katana. I even gave it a name and everything. Here's its 106 page backstory.I can practically taste it.
>>5413382I can't confirm what you might find out at sea. Though if Dragon is having people in his army act as bounty hunters he's not doing a very good job at it. Honestly, the stuff going on in the Conomi Islands is just a massive red flag as to the absolute worthlessness of the marines as a force for justice. They couldn't spare one Vice Admiral for a decade to put a stop to Arlong blatantly flexing on pretty much all of East Blue in not giving a fuck?>>5413383Tashigi would totally be one of those people who'd burst into a tangent about how superior Katanas are to other types of swords and then be forced to shut up when somebody pointed out that the only Katana (we know of so far) ranked among the twelve Supreme Grade Meito is cursed to shit.
>>5413395Actually, if we join, we could act as his Bounty Hunters.Get rid of certain bastards he wants out of the sea's, and get money out of the Marines Pockets.Perfect way too fund a revolution
>>5413395Tashigi, a mountain of cringe concealing a well-meaning heart. Also cleavage.
>>5413401Honestly, if there's anybody in the ocean that Dragon considers bad enough for the world that they need to be taken care of be the revolutionaries, he's probably not going to be all too interested in the bounty reward for them. >>5413403The same is true for most of the marines honestly, good intentions but absolute horrible execution. It shouldn't really be that difficult for most people to see how fucked the situation actually is, but the existence of the Yonkou (of which two are truthfully proper bastards) is realistically good for the World Government as it kind of helps distract from the fact that the World Nobles do shit like delete entire countries for reading books or take part in blatant slavetrading
Oh right, and vote called. This will be today's last update.
>>5413395I can't believe I have an excuse to drop the ol'copypastaThat's it. I'm sick of all this "Masterwork Cutlass" bullshit that's going on in the d20 system right now. Katanas deserve much better than that. Much, much better than that.I should know what I'm talking about. I myself commissioned a genuine meito in Wano Country for 2,400,000,000,000 Berri (that's about $2) and have been practicing with it for almost 2 years now. I can even cut slabs of solid steel with my katana.Wano smiths spend years working on a single katana and fold it up to a million times to produce the finest blades known to mankind.Katanas are thrice as sharp as pirate swords and thrice as hard for that matter too. Anything a cutlass can cut through, a katana can cut through better. I'm pretty sure a katana could easily bisect a lawless pirate with a simple vertical slash.Ever wonder why the Gol D Roger never bothered pillaging Wano? That's right, they were too scared to fight the disciplined Samurai and their katanas of destruction. Even in the Void Century, Alliance soldiers targeted the men with the katanas first because their killing power was feared and respected.So what am I saying? Katanas are simply the best sword that the world has ever seen, and thus, require better stats in the d20 system. Here is the stat block I propose for Katanas:(One-Handed Exotic Weapon) 1d12 Damage 19-20 x4 Crit +2 to hit and damage Counts as Masterwork(Two-Handed Exotic Weapon) 2d10 Damage 17-20 x4 Crit +5 to hit and damage Counts as MasterworkNow that seems a lot more representative of the cutting power of Katanas in real life, don't you think?tl;dr = Katanas need to do more damage in d20, see my new stat block.
>>5413418Dragon may also see the value in having a "non criminal" asset who can go around and selectively remove threats to the government to subtly guide their attentions elsewhere. If there aren't many notable pirates in a region they'll have to put more resources in other places, publicly at least. Very 3d chess.I feel like a lot of the marines are just kinda dumb. Either that or they've fallen into the "greater good and evil" trap. Sad.>>5413422Based
>>5413426The problem with being a non-criminal asset is that the asset will eventually have to do shit like tolerate the presence of a World Noble engaging in slavery or taking potshots at an orphange or some other fucked up shit in front of him, or not take action against any Marines trying to for example, arrest their friends.That isn't even mentioning that it's hard not being a criminal asset when you make the Marines/World Government look bad by existing.Do you really think that they'd permit the existence of an individual who could for example, take on one of the Shichibukai and win?They'd probably give them the ultimatum of "Join the marines or become a Shichibukai, your indepedant days are over."A lot of the grunt marines are dumb, but people like Smoker should really be able to see through the bullshit, but I guess he got too caught up on his seething rage for stretchy rubber boy to notice that he's serving the whims of murderers and slavers that refuse to even consider the notion of breathing the same air as him.Anyway, looks like you'll be telling the party just about enough of your powers for them to understand your general capabilities.
>>5413435Dragon would definitely ask that of some of his more trusted subordinates. He'd also probably at least float the idea of have a shiggydiggy in his pocket as well.Smoker's excuse, too many carcinogens. He'd probably have four whole lung cancers if he hadn't eaten a logia at this point.
It should be reminded that the world government basically went full retard mode after marineford because akainu took over and the worst generation started upsetting the balanceBefore that, the world government's crimes were pretty much hidden. The only people who even went to places like Sabaody were already hardened pirates.
>>5413435I think at least some of the marines were sold to them as children and indoctrinated all their life to be loyal to the marines and believe in the marine idea of justice. It's what the chick who ran the orphanage Big Mom is from did, and one of the Giant Admirals or Vice-Admirals was sold to them as a chiild.
>>5413442Even with that in mind, people have always loathed the World Nobles for being general dickheads, hell, people hating World Nobles to such an incredible degree is pretty much the entire cause behind Doffy's backstory.Then there's stuff like Law's backstory, or even the question of "hey, why is Ohara labelled as NOTHING HAPPENED HERE island on the new map you're selling?"People seem to hate the World Nobles in setting but also nobody really seems to have much of a spine when it comes to standing up to them because getting your entire island Buster Called for shooting one of the little shits is something that most people wouldn't consider a fair trade.Which is why you sabotage their ships to explode when they're in the middle of the ocean, what a tragic terrible accident.
>>5413435Pretty sure Smoker has several times expressed disgust at WG actions like giving him credit for defeating Crocodile, which is why Fujitora refused to do so.
>>5413456Being disgusted by their actions just means he's aware of the true awfulness of the system he willingly partakes in and helps uphold.
>>5413459Ok, and wha are his other options too help people? Not like the Revs do much that he knows about, and if he became a Pirate or Bounty hunter he would be shot on site.The WG go out of their way to portray themselves as the good guys, and will turn the public against you if you go against them in any way, shape or form.They are simple an organised military under the pretense of peace who have a with us or against us moto.
>>5413464It's just hypocritical of him to be so anti-pirate when the people he directly works for are pretty blatantly worse than the vast majority of the pirates he'd be taking down.Also, you'd think people would ask questions about how suddenly islands go missing or "Wait, why did our military destroy our center of government to kill a grand total of 0 pirates?"
>>5413472Tbf, that probably doesn't happen 'too often'Hell, most Marines probably don't even know the truth about Ohara, no reason too not let sleeping dogs lay dead.Honestly, he probably never left Logutown cause he didn't want to risk corruption affecting him home. Luffy was just too much like Roger for him too let go though.
>>5413474They literally destroyed their entire center of government because there are barely any checks and balances in place to the point where an imbecile can press a single button and get pretty much any island bombarded into a ruin with no questions asked.It's a stunningly incompetently run organization, though if that can't be recognized by the people in the organization from the fact that they do the equivelant the US Military of letting the leaders of hired PMCs stroll into Guantanamo Bay for no reason with the Shichibukai being allowed to just check out Impel Down, I think some of them might just be lost causes.God damn World Government needs to learn how to properly OpSec.
>>5413479Hey, that was sky high levels of Nepotism there!
>>5413479You don't need to OpSec when your emperor can literally delete countries out of existence.
>>5413483I mean, they could basically do that already with Buster Calls, but I guess there's always the difference between a Base Delta Zero and the old Death Star Superlaser when it comes to being impressive.>>5413481It's still funny.How long do you think Dragon laughed for when he read the headline "World Government destroys Enies Lobby to destroy pirates. 0 Pirate casualties."?
>>5413486I imagine they pinned the whole thing on Luffy>>5413483Who gives them money if they delete all the countries?
>>5413479I wonder what levels of absolute bullshit would happen if someone made a buster call for Mary Geoise.
>>5413492>sneak into Marineford>find where they keep the Golden Den Den Mushis>press the buttons on all of them>???>profit>>5413488I'm really not sure that makes them look any better than "an accident blew up all of Enies Lobby". The headline "Pirates breaks into Enies Lobby, destroys all opposition and completely level entire island before escaping." is just as bad if not worse.
>>5413496Well, they blamed the whole thing on CP9, so maybe they pretended their was a revolt or some shit?
>>5413498I don't really think that Oda thought of the realistic consequences of Luffy sorta being directly responsible for the obliteration of one of the centers of world power at the time, really.
>>5413504Dunno why it was even called that, it never really did anything.Impel Down, prison which keeps every pirate, revolutionary and rogue marine.Marineford, the stronghold of the Marines and where the Fleet Admiral usually rests and gathers for important meetings. Also used too make public executionsEnnies Lobby, houses CP9.... sometimes? Guess it funcitons as a half arsed courtroom
So Shiver, how is update going? 7K again lol?
>>5413545Nah, just been trying to figure out how to properly phrase things for a while without it sounding too strange, and it's not been super easy, I'm also getting pretty tired so I might have to postpone the update to early tomorrow.
>>5413545He's taking it easy for now>>5413420
>>5413548I must have misread and thought that there would be no more updates today.
"Alright... so here's the deal, everyone." You knew that this wasn't exactly going to be the easiest conversation, but... well you had to say something at some point, and the sooner you did, the better. "I'm... not exactly a normal person, I've got abilities that I don't think anybody else in the world has." You decided that you'd just open things normally, and see where it went from there."Wait... you mean, like a devil fruit? But how? You were diving with me just a few days ago! You... you didn't eat the fruit we found, did you?" Urchii sounded shocked that you'd decide to eat the fruit, but you shook your head. "Nope, that..." you reached into your inventory, grabbing the fruit and pulling it out of thin air in front of your crew, who were all visibly shocked by the sudden display of power. "Is right here." You examined the fruit in your hand for a moment before shoving it back into your inventory. "It's the Thermite-Thermite fruit, a Special Paramecia... which is like a Logia in pretty much all the important ways." Really, you couldn't help but consider the distinction that was made to be a pretty pointless one. "Thermite itself is an incredibly hot burning substance, but I'm holding off on eating it." The rest of your crew clearly had no idea what Thermite was, so you moved on."No, my powers... well they're something I woke up with the ability to use. They're not Devil Fruit powers though, otherwise I wouldn't be able to swim." Really, you didn't know what the implications of the system were, or where or what they had stemmed from, but you weren't complaining. "Basically... I've got an odd assortment of powers, for example, my power seems to be able to grow faster than normal and... I can sort of... view the values of my own abilities and that of other people numerically, and also increase those values permanently... or at least I can for my own sake." Your crew continued to listen in silence as you explained things to them, until finally Jacob broke his silence."I knew it... I knew that there was far more to you than met the eye! You're like... a Greater Human!" The wolf man looked oddly excited at the prospect, and you really wanted to get a little bit of clarity from the man, he didn't really seem to be the sort to get excited over nothing after all."Huh...?" The hell was a Greater Human? You'd never heard something like that before."Oh... sorry, it's just... back on Zou, people had a habit of referring to humans as 'Lesser Minks'. It's something I never really picked up myself, but... the idea behind it was that humans were just hairless ape minks that didn't have the power to use Electro, which led to the term... most minks didn't seem to understand how offensive such a term actually is though." Jacob frowned before Cutter suddenly coughed loudly.
"Guess by that logic, being unable to breath underwater makes Minks, 'lesser mammalian fish-men' then, don't it?" Cutter cut into the conversation, and he did have a point, judging races by their capabilities in such a manner was ridiculous.Jacob just shrugged. "What can I say, I only remember Zou from my youth, not like I agree with how they think of other people. Either way, if the captain has abilities unique to only him that neither humans or Minks have, that would mean that the whole Lesser Mink thing is totally bogus... wait, you are a human, right?" Jacob suddenly seemed to start to ponder about your origins, and you wondered where he was going with that."Uhh... as far as I know, I am." You didn't really know, but you certainly felt like a human, and nothing had given you any reason to believe you weren't a human. "Don't be stupid! Of course Copper is a human! What sort of a question is that!" Urchii spoke up now, and Jacob quickly shut up. "Anyway, I don't think you were done, were you, Captain?" "Ah, right. Among other things, I have an elevated level of growth, I can learn skills faster than most people... and I can observe things to gain a level of insight about them that I would usually not be able to possibly have. It's how I was able to pick out my sword from the garbage in the sword shop... and it was how I was able to instantly determine the name of the Devil Fruit that we found, Urchii." You smiled at the mermaid, and she smiled back. "But... I'm still trying to figure out just where my capabilities lie.""Hmm..." Jacob started to laugh, and everyone turned to look at the wolf man as he struggled to get control of himself, eventually though he managed to recover, wiping a tear from his eye as he spoke. "Wait... if nobody else knows about your abilities... then why don't you pretend that they are from a devil fruit? Pretend to have weaknesses that you don't actually have so that marines do stupid stuff like try to use Seastone on you, or dump you into the ocean!" That... was actually a pretty good idea, by feigning a weakness that you didn't actually have, you could gain an easy advantage over anybody who might try to use water against you to their advantage... anyone like say, a fish-man!"Either way, I'm happy you told us about this, Captain. That you trust us enough to let us know your secrets." Urchii seemed happy to have been told, but... before you could respond to her, something... had popped up your vision.[Would you like to add Urchii, Jacob Wilhelm, Haruki and Cutter to your party?>Yes.>No.
>>5413575>Yeswell, it worked somehow
>>5413575>>Yes.Alright guys, headsets on but for fuck's sake mute them if your mom comes in. I don't want to hear about cum towels ever again.
>>5413575>Yes.Ok, so we tell everyone we have the Gamer Gamer fruit?
>>5413586More like the virgin virgin fruit
I wonder what the biggest thing we can fit in our inventory is. Surely we couldn't fit an entire battleship in there. Surely.
>>5413628Well, doesn’t all the stuff we collect come out of our pocket if we try to take it out of the inventory? So then we can hypothesise that anything that could enter and exit the pocket is viable. Really the only limit is the size of the pocket itself if I’m correct.
>>5413633I don't think a lockbox that held two revolvers in it would fit in our pocket. And we just pulled the fruit out of thin air.
>>5413638Well then hell man, I dunno. I’m stumped.
>>5413642We should try to put the sloop in it.
>>5413628Following videogame rules, anything that counts as an item. An ship would probably count as an "Vehicle"
Alrighty then, yes it is!
>>5413848This is about it, think as a size limit the items that Guybrush can pick up and fetch out of his pockets (though in your case you mostly use your pockets to prevent people from noticing you grabbing stuff out of thin air.) He fits swords, weed whackers, massive flesh abominations heads, all sorts of crap.Typically though, the limit to what can fit in your inventory is anything that isn't larger than you are.
You didn't even hesitate to press the 'yes' button that had appeared in your field of vision, and the results were... well the results were instant and immediate, as your entire crew broke out into confused shouting as their vision was almost certainly taken up by a text box. "C-captain?! W-what is this?!" Urchii pointed at nothing in particular in front of her as she tried to back away from the text box, and the same was true for the rest of your crew, even Haruki seemed to be trying to shuffle backwards away from something. What a mess."Everyone, please calm down... I think that I just uncovered a new aspect to my powers. There's nothing to worry about." You informed your crew that nothing bad had happened, you hadn't expected that they'd be able to see something similar to you, but... well, looks like the system was full of surprises sometimes. "What's happened is that you're probably seeing a box in your vision, right?""Mhm, it's... asking me if I'd like to... join your party, whatever that means." Urchii seemed to have managed to recover from the sudden appearance in her vision first, and actually seemed to want to know more about what exactly was happening."Uh... try clicking yes. To be honest, I don't really know what will happen, but I can only imagine it'll be helpful." Party systems... something that you were at least a little bit familiar with still, and with any luck, something that you'd be able to use in order to help your allies gain attribute points to spend for themselves so that they don't fall behind you. Your enhanced growth being something that could be shared would be an incredible development."If you say so." Urchii did as you asked, and you noticed that the same was clearly true of the rest of your group too, as you saw their HP bars floating above their head, and... when you used observe on them you realized that you had more information than before, their perks and their skills had also been revealed to you! But... more importantly than anything else, their free attribute points as well! You looked through each and every one of their newly updated information, with even Haruki managing to figure out what she was supposed to do, and you soon figured out that unlike them, you had something of an advantage over them, it seemed like they only gained five free points for every 'level' that they had. (Character Sheets added!)You spent a little bit of time explaining what they were seeing, and how their attributes were indications of themselves, and it looked like everyone eventually managed to figure out exactly what they were looking at as they were now able to look at their own statistics. "Hey! Why is my intelligence so low?" Cutter sounded pissed as he was clearly able to see that his intelligence... well it did sort of leave quite a bit to be desired, really.
"Not really sure, I don't believe that it's a direct correlation to how smart you are, but more... how fast you can think, mental calculations, that sort of stuff." You decided it would probably be best to calm down the fish man regardless, and that was about accurate to how things worked. You were sort of wondering how Haruki even managed to press the 'yes' button, but you supposed that it didn't truly matter. Right now... you had four, or rather, three people and a pet who each needed to be instructed on how to apply their newly acquired attribute points...>Choose how to instruct your crew on how to distribute their attribute points, and if you want, to, distribute your own points. (Your crew will not be healed upon spending all their attribute points unlike you.)>Aside from Haruki, you can simply tell your crew to apply their attribute points how they wish.Name: UrchiiRace: Merfolk (Red Snapper)HP: 700/700Level: 16Rank: Criminal (Escaped Test Subject/Wreck Explorer)]Bounty: 10 Million Berries]Strength: 33Vitality: 40Agility: 80] *4 in water (300)Intelligence: 54Willpower: 31Charisma: 50Luck: 3Free Points: 75Name: Jacob WilhelmRace: Mink (Wolf)Rank: Criminal (Escaped Test Subject/Hunter)Bounty: 5 Million Berries]HP: 772/772]Level: 17Strength: 66Vitality: 42Agility: 34Intelligence: 26Willpower: 36Charisma: 13Luck: 4Attribute Points: 80Name: CutterRace: Fishman (Cuttlefish)Rank: PirateBounty: 10 Million BerriesHP: 1450/1450Level: 28Strength: 57Vitality: 50Agility: 54 (x4 in water) Intelligence: 5Willpower: 10Charisma: 7Luck: 8Unspent Points: 135Name: HarukiRace: Sabertooth Tiger (Pet)HP: 440/440Level: 12Strength: 40Vitality: 40Agility: 40Intelligence: 1Willpower: 5Charisma: 5 (x9 when interacting with other cats) Luck: 5Unspent Points: 55
>>5413887>Giant Giant Devil Fruit when
>>5413924I think we should let'em use their attributes however they want to, right? Seems fair.For Haruki, i think we should go>20 STRENGTH>20 AGILITY>15 VITALITY
The perks and skills of your crew are on their character sheets, which can be reached by the link in the OP post.
>>5413924>You can simply tell your crew to apply their attribute points how they wish.>Haruki- +10 to Strength, Vitality, Agility, Charisma, Luck; +5 WillpowerI won’t be upgrading Haruki’s Charisma again, I just wanted a decent Charisma score for when she’s dealing with other cats.
>UrchiLuck: 20Strength: 12Agility: 20Willpower 15Vitality: 3Get her shit luck out of the picture, get her speed up, and give her soe more strength and willpower.>JacobVitality: 30Luck: 18Charisma: 8Agility: 16Intelligence: 8Chances are Electro is related too Endurance, so more of that means he can last longer using it. Or good for Sulong usage
>>5413924>tell your crew to apply their attribute points how they wish.>For Haruki>16 Intelligence>7 Willpower>25 Charisma>7 LuckShe needs the mental stats
>CutterStrength: 10Vitality: 5Agility: 57Intelligence: 15Willpower: 20Charisma: 13Luck: 15Take advantage of the Speed in water stat, while also bringing everythign else up by a decent amount. Mostly focused on his weaker stats, but gave Agility the Lions share so he can outspeed Arlong in the water.>HarukiStrength: 5 Vitality: 5Agility: 5Intelligence: 20Willpower: 10Luck: 10We gotta give this Cat some brains, while the rest isn't as important, no Charisma since 45 with cats is enough :VOverall, get rid of this crews shit luck, bring up their weaker points, and let them improve their strengths a bit.
>>5413924I support those two anons >>5413927>>5413938in letting our crew distribute their own points. They are more familiar with their bodies and techniques than we are.As for the cat just add my vote to whatever is winning.
>>5413938>>5413924+1, make the Cat more intelligent so she doesn't scare easily and can learn better ambush tactics.
Reminder that is guy is a cat and the perk probably applies to him as well.
>CopperAgility: 5Intelligence: 10 Luck: 5We gonna be training for next few days, so lets put points into Luck and Big brain, especially since we the Doctor/Blacksmith of the Crew.Agility too help it not slag behind.
So... it looks like you want to let the crew distribute their own points, while you want >>5413938this for Haruki?
>>5413991I'm still making mine since I suck at numbers, but I doubt I can change people's opinion.
>>5413991Shiver, what you gonna do for the others if they get to choose?Also, surprised a quest to beat Arlung hasn't popped up yet
>>5413997That's because arlong is probably already deadIt's been two weeks since axehand morgan was defeated, remember?
>>5413991If you are still taking votes I tnink I will switch to supporting this for the cat's stats >>5413933
>>5414008Shouldn't we be fixing that glaring flaw that is her intelligence.You know, the stat that is set at 1
Rolled 17, 84, 61, 61 = 223 (4d100)>>5414008I can take this, but I think this does tie us.>>5414000East Blue time is genuinely pretty tough to calculate.As for Arlong, well lemme just see something.3 against 1
>>5414014Why? What is is Charisma if we are hardly going to encounter cats at sea.Sure there is Lucci, but Ennies Lobby is firmly out of the park for months
>>5414019I mean I am switching from +25 to CHA to +10
>>5414019It's a tie between +10 to CHA and +25. Before that it was +25 victory. If you don't want charisma for cat you should vote for +10. Or vote for anything at all.
>>5414022And where is the extra stat going?
>>5414028Anon I am supporting this post >>5413933The spread is>+10 to Strength, Vitality, Agility, Charisma, Luck; >+5 Willpower
>>5413960This plan for CopperAnd +10 for Haruki charisma
I believe we are no longer tied
>>5413993Ok, here it isUrchiiStr 17Agi 20Int 16Will 9Luck 18JacobStr 4Vit 9Agi 16Int 24Will 4Cha 7Luck 16CutterStr 49Agi 16Int 25Will 30Cha 13Luck 12HarukiInt 19Will 5Cha 16Luck: 15I like round numbers
>>5413924Supporting this for most cat smarts. >>5413938
>>5414044The most cat smarts is in this post though >>5414035
>>5414046If he votes for that though then the cat stays at 1 INT.
>>5414044Anon, we can get the Cat smart the next time she levels up, don’t put 25 skill points in Charisma for a non-talking animal just because Intelligence is 6 points higher in that option.
>>5414051Why not have her stop being a retard now?
>>5414049Maybe someone else will vote for it. I am just making sure he knows there are better INT options.
>>5414051Actually had a legitimate brainfart here, but the Cat is better off focusing on Attributes that she’ll use instead of trying to take Copper’s place as the crew’s brains.
>>5414054Thats not an excuse for being stupid, like she is dumber than Luffy.And a smatrter Predator is a better Predator
>a fucking cat with 30 CHAWhy tho
>>5414052Because Intelligence is more useful with an education, and doubling down on her physical attributes will serve her better when we fight the fishmen.
>>5413933Plus 1 to this
>>5414054Intelligence is also how quickly you can understand a situation. It pairs with agility for combat.So smart cat could become more perceptive instead of just knowing how to write or something.
>>5414056She also a pet animal. If she was Chopper, you may have a better point, but she is better off improving her advantages than trying to cover for her missing high school education.
>>5414057Well it might be useful in some situations
I would love to raise Haruki's INT but Jesus Christ I am not giving 25 CHA points to a cat
>>5414062I’m not saying we should keep her at 1 Intelligence, but if we’re getting into a physical fight I’d rather she focus on her physical advantages rather than being a Jack-of-all-Trades.
>>5413924Gonna support this one >>5414044I want our cat to be smarter than Zoro.
>>5414062This guy gets me>>5414063Intellignece is literally how you use things to your advantage, she sis still a fighter, and you need to fight smart.Stealth is used by animals because they are smarter than what they are hunting, brainpower is constantly used in fights to gain an advantage, either by surroundings, tricking your opponent, or figuring out the best way to kill them.Its not just 'Get an education and become a Doctor'
>>5413938Had a brainfart meant to reply to this.
Please don't waste charisma points on a literal fucking cat
I promise we will give cat some int next lvlup so can we please don't give it 25 cha now?
>>5414069Fair. Strategic voting sucks, so I'm not getting involved with this race.I'll just stick to my "everyone with round numbers and 20 luck"
>>5413960Anything against this for Copper?
>>5414056I think we're tied now, so if you switch the cat can be smarter than 1 int right now.>>5414073And waste that perk?>>5414074I don't believe you, you'll be saying a dumb animal doesn't need to be smart at next level up too.
>>5414074Promises to "do it later" on a quest are bait. Just because you promise to do it, doesn't mean the other anons will.
Are we tied again?
>>5414077I am, I think we should invest in agi instead of int for now, it doesn't matter how quickly you can notice an attack if you can't react faster enough to actually dodge it.When the difference gets smaller we can start investing in both again.
>>5414078>And waste that perk?Ah yes, because we're going to meet cats all the time, right?
>>5414083We are going to spend the next 10 days training our asses offPlus, we gonna head to Loguetown, so smarter decisions on how to avoid the Polpo there.
Yohohoho are we tied again?
>>5414078>I don't believe you, you'll be saying a dumb animal doesn't need to be smart at next level up too.I never said this lmao
>>5414071She isn’t gonna be that effective with 16 intelligence, and we’re throwing away 15 points that could be better used elsewhere with 25 CHA. We’re going to fight Arlong, she needs better physical advantages than 40 points between CHA and INT.>>5414089Lol
>>5414090No we actually aren't rn>>5414092We are now
>unironically supporting to waste points on charisma on an animal that can't even talkRetards, the lot of you
Oh are we tied again?
>>5414097Ye like 5th time in a row
>>5414097What's the matter, run out of dynamic IPs?
>>5414095I'm pretty sure Haruki is the retarded one.Or maybe Cutter, the man got only 5 int.
Yo QM just roll a 1d2
>>5414100I am just surprised is all. Could have sworn I untied it. Are you the same guy who was crying about samefag when we voted not to slaughter the poor mermaid?
>>5414104What are you blathering about?
>>5414105You don't have to be so upset just cause I guessed correctly
>>5414107Do you have a single piece of evidence to back up your claims?
I don't want to twist anybody's hand here, but don't forget that there are a couple of ways for animals in One Piece to become more intelligent in the traditional sense.Stop fighting.
So Qm hows your day?
>>5414110What claims? I asked you a question and you started seething.
>>5414075Just tiebreak already ffs
This is actually hilarious kek.
>>5414115>Implying someone isn't going to come in and immediately tie again if I do
>>5414112Intelligence is okay, the problem is charisma
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>5414121But you know what? Fuck it.I'll let the dice decide1 = Dumb cat2 = Cute cat
If it helps I'll vote for whatever is making the cat smarter. There's a lot of posts to sort through right now.
Can we get a lock on this before another "1 post by this ID" shows up?
>>5413933You won the roll, congratulations
>>5414113It's going alright, hadn't expected voting how to apply Haruki's points would end up being such a contentious topic though, lmao.>>5414123Intelligence and charisma, both could end up being more important than you're giving them credit for. For example, a check to intimidate would be majorly assisted by charisma. It's not as worthless as some people seem to believe.>>5414126Too late, it seems.
>>5414121It’s clearly a samefag, at least your confirmed real.>>5414128I’m just happy that we can move on now.
>>5414130But it was immediately tied again.
>>5414129>Too late, it seems.Is it? >>5414125Did you vote or no?
>>5414131This is like some sort of sitcom.How about we just compromise, like take 5 from the 10 luck of Haruki and put it in intelligence or something?
>>5414129It’s more about immediate utility with me. We’re literally gonna start a fight with the biggest pirate boss in East Blue, and a 16 Int/25 Cha build for a wild tiger ain’t gonna cut it.
>>5414136I agree to anything that doesn't involve giving the cat 25 CHA points
>>5414138Then how about we give it 20 CHA and 5 more to INT?
>>5414131>But it was immediately tied again.For fucks sake!>>5414125Are you willing to reconsider just to end this stalemate?
>>5414136I’d agree just to nip this shit in the bud.
>>541413925 total is still too much. Come on anon this is ridiculous. We are about to get into a fight potentially and you people want to dump into CHA for some reason?
>>5414140>Are you willing to reconsider just to end this stalemate?Are you?
>>5414140>Are you willing to reconsider just to end this stalemate?The cat just needs to be smarter. The sole reason being that if it does make it easier to teach her or grant her secondary communication skills outside of typical cat posturing. I don't really care what the other attributes are.
>>5414144Then I don't see how we can compromise if you see CHA as useless and want the kitty to remain retarded.
>>5414145Maybe for intelligence, but I ain’t giving the cat 25 fucking Charisma. We need to boost our physical stats, not the shit that won’t affect Arlong ffs
Could any of the people who voted for +25 CHA explain to me the reasoning behind it?>>5414150I don't mind the INT increase. The CHA is the problem. How many times does that need to be explained?
>>5414151Who says the cat needs to fight Arlong?
>>5414149>The sole reason being that if it does make it easier to teach her or grant her secondary communication skills outside of typical cat posturing.That’s horse shit, she doesn’t need intelligence for that shit, just a damn perk.
>>5414155Cool. Now give her the perk. I'll wait.
>>5414154What does it need to do then? Write a stand-up routine?
>>5414154The fact that we’re fighting him and his crew specifically? This isn’t rocket science anon, boosting her physical advantages is better than covering for a deficiency in non-combat abilities.
>>5414157We can literally spend time bonding with the cat over communication, Jesus.>>5414129Please give us a quest to teach the cat a communication perk so we can finish this shitshow.
Cutter, with 57 Strength and 50 Vitality was one shot by Arlong. Do you guys expect the kitty to eat his face with her stats in the 60s?>>5414166>Please give us a quest to teach the cat a communication perk so we can finish this shitshow.Or we could just make her smarter instead of begging for a deus ex machina to cover the flaws with your plan?
>>5414158>>5414160Yes, and Arlong's crew isn't as strong as Arlong. Whom we will be fighting. Even then you don't need the cat to fight. It sounds like you don't have confidence in the rest of the crew.>>5414166Or you could just make her smarter so that she has an all encompassing boost to any smart based thing. Like problem solving skills.
>>5414167The guy who wants to give 25 charisma to a sabertooth cat is talking about flawed plans
>>5414172Hey, I'm not the one begging the QM to give her a perk that replaces the need to raise a stat instead of just raising that stat.
>>5414129Honestly, since it seems like nobody is willing to budge and we aren't getting anywhere, what about defaulting to the cat getting to spend her own stats?
>>5414170What the fuck is the function of a big fucking cat do you think?For what purpose does it need 30 charisma? What is it going to use it for?>>5414177Yeah you are worse.
>>5414179She's too dumb for that. If only she were smarter...
>>5414167I expect to fair far better than 40 skillpoints wasted in non-combat abilities.What fucking flaws? You’re the idiot that wants to waste 25 skillpoints into fucking Cha just to tech the cat how to communicate, when we’re going to be fighting Arlong ffs>>5414170Same shit as above, she doesn’t need to solve math problems if she’s fast enough to tear someone’s throat out.
>>5414170It is not about trust but about function and utility
>>5414179>stats applied randomly because cats can't into numbersWould be pretty funny.
>>5414183You sound upset. Maybe you should take a walk. It's just a quest, no reason to seethe so much about this.
>>5414179It should’ve been the default option from the start.
Shiver, maybe you just decide which plan wins.We're all fighting over what stats to give a Cat, think it's best if you just end it now before we get out the chainsaws
I am telling you QM just roll a 1d2 like the anon some posts before did
>>5414180>>5414183I'm just gonna say this right now, I don't care. All I want is more int. If any of you are concerned about the charisma being too high and can't see value in it or don't like the spread, draw up a new statline. If it's got int I'll vote for it. If not then I won't. S'all I want.>>5414184Understandable.
>>5414187No rebuttal? Nice strawmaning mate, you’d give the Scarecrow a run for his money.
Should just go for 15 int, 5 luck and 8 on all the other stats.Perfectly balanced.
>>5414193>Haruki- +10 to Strength, Vitality, Agility, Charisma, Luck; +5 IntelligenceDone
>>5414197No wait, that leads to 60, I meat 7 on everything.
You know what? I've had enough. You want something that will help Haruki to communicate with people? Here.[Quest Received: Defeat Arlong!] [Quest Requirements: Put an end to Arlong's rule over the Conomi Islands!] [Quest Rewards: 2000xp, 93 Million Berries, +10 Agility and Willpower and A Mythical Zoan Devil Fruit.]Go nuts.>>5414191I'm probably gonna go for the "randomly apply" option.
>>5414198Sure I'll support this. I am sure this will get a ton of votes just like the last compromise did.
>>5414193>new statlineWho is going to vote for a new statline this late? You?
>>5414198>makes a stink about cha>puts cha in it anywayYou're a strange one. But I am a man of my word. I'll go for it.>>5414201Well then.
>>5414201Why not just roll dice for each stat, and the averages can dictate the skill point allotment?
>>5414205>Who is going to vote for a new statline this late? You?Yes.
>>5414206It's almost like there is a difference between +10 into CHA and +25. Gee it's almost like one of those numbers is more than two times bigger than the second. It's almost like everyone in this thread said that +10 is fine but +25 is too much. It's almost like that +10 was here from the very beginning.
>>5414198Still a single digit INT? Not much of a compromise, is it?
>>5414206It’s literally so the Cat has 90 Cha with other Cats, I never intended to put more Cha points in a non-talking animal.
>>5414201Based QM putting his foot down.>>5414207Rolling for stats is a classic.I approve
>>5414212You sound upset. Maybe you should take a walk. It's just a quest, no reason to seethe so much about this.
Also remember all those people who said that we are not going to be fighting Arlong and so we don't need combat stats?I wonder what are they going to say now.
>>5414210>mfw>>5414213I was just taking the piss with that one.
Hmm, so Shiver, what made you decide to make this quest if you don't mind me asking?
>>5414219>Literally no ulmao anon. Were you waiting for whatever I was going to post next to post this devastating rebuttal?
>>5414198Fine I will support this but it ain't winning anyway.
Hey everyone, chill.There's no reason to fight about fucking cat stats, specially now that QM already decided it's going to be the will of the dice.
Rolled 5 (1d7)To put a stop to this, Haruki's stats will be determined randomly as so with a 1d7 followed by a 1d55 until there are no points left to apply.1 Strength2 Vitality3 Agility4 Charisma5 Willpower6 Intelligence7 Luck>>5414223I like One Piece, it's my favourite Shonen.
>>5414228>Rolls 55Haki Queen Haruki
Rolled 1 (1d55)>>5414228OK now let's see what she puts in her willpower.
>>5414232Truly a scaredy cat
Rolled 3 (1d6)>>5414232Ok, that's... not ideal.1 Strength2 Vitality3 Agility4 Charisma5 Intelligence6 LuckIf somebody would mind rolling a 1d54 in response to this post it would help this process go a lot quicker.
>>5414224Ohhh, that seethe. Maybe meditation is more your thing?
Rolled 1 (1d54)>>5414235
Rolled 3 (1d5)>>5414237Ok what the fuck????????????????1 Strength2 Vitality3 Charisma4 Intelligence5 LuckNOW I'LL NEED A 1d53!
Rolled 23 (1d53)Just to speed this shit up
>>5414237Jesus Christ kek
>>5414228Hey shiver, It might be best to roll the order of the rolls all in one post, and then the number themselves.So a 7d7 and then a 7d55, to not do it one by one
Rolled 21 (1d53)>>5414241
>>5414241>>5414242>+23 CHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAKitty wanted to be cute!
Rolled 1 (1d4)>>5414244Maybe but then the odds are highly likely I'll get repeats and I'll have to roll multiple times anyway.1 Strength2 Vitality3 Intelligence4 LuckAlright, 1d30 now please.
>23 charismaAAAAND in the garbage it goesAlright, she's useless now
Rolled 24 (1d30)>>5414249
Rolled 24 (1d30)>>5414249Stronk
Rolled 12 (1d30)>>5414249
>>5414241I did say averages. We could roll 7 d10, add them all up, and turn the % of each into the corresponding stat.
Rolled 5 (1d6)Just to speed this up
Rolled 1 (1d3)1 Vitality2 Intelligence3 LuckLets see what's getting that coveted 5 statpoints,
So 1 will, 23 cha, 21 will and 20 on luck
>>5414262LAMOKitty wanted to be dumb!
Rolled 1 (1d2)and finally, the very last roll, for one extra point, will it be 1 intelligence, or 2 luck?
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>5414262And I guess a cointoss for who gets O N E whole point.
>>5414264No wait I fucked up math again
>>5414265Kitty wanted to be STRONK and CUTE.
Well... on the bright sight, at least Haruki has double the intelligence she had before?
>>5414265dumb, strong and cute. Exactly what a cat would pick for itself.
>>5414266>the cat is smarterI am satisfied. Twice as int as before.
Well, we wasted several hours, and ended up getting some horrible, garbage stat spread.Can we just put the crew's level on 'auto' for now on?
So1 Willpower1 Agility23 Charisma24 Strength5 Vitality 1 Int>>5414276Anon, I don't really know what to say, but from where I'm standing, this statspread isn't actually that bad at all.
>>5414273Not surprised really, but at least it’s more combat capable now.
From now on I will support any stat increases that do not increase cat's INT. Even complete CHA dumps.
>>5414279Dude, its got nearly fucking 230 charisma for cats, its done.
>>5414279I second this notion!
>>5414276If it stops anos from complaining about things not going their way, then definitely yes.>>5414277He is the anon that hates charisma
>>5414279>>5414281>They want the kitty to remain retardedWhy tho?
>>5414280No. It's not done untill we reach at least a 1000.
>>5414284Cause it’s funny now
>>5414279I will see you on the voting field as an enemy, brother. I will always support smart pets regardless of anything else.
>>5414285Do you think 1k CHA will be enough to get Lucci to defect? We might want to get it even higher.
>>5414284>>5414287What do you mean? You voted to give this cat +25 to CHA so you clearly want it to have a lot of it.
>>5414288>tfw rob see's haruki walk by and chokes a bit and adjusts his collar
>>5414289I also wanted her to be smart though. Smart and charismatic, perfect for the Queen of Cats.
>>5414289Maybe he wanted to raise it to 30 and never put more points in it?
>>5414288I don't know but I approve of a it in advance
>>5414289Doesn't matter got int.
>>5414295Ah, yes. That 1 Int. I’m glad for you mate.
>>5414299Hey, technically that makes her smarter than 60 percent of all background marines and pirates, so that's still an accomplishment.
>>5414299Thank you. Any int is better than no int. And through perseverance I will see it rise again.>>5414301Oof
>>5414301Shit, you right. She’s clearly smarter than the majority of the planet. No need to increase it further since she’s the smartest cat in existence.
Personally, I would let Haruki choose in the futureI want to see what abomination of a build we would end up with.
>>5414305I wonder how many INT raises she will randomly need before she starts allocating stats intelligently.
>>5414302The funniest shit is that I was gonna stat dump Int for the Cat next level up, and now I’m gonna vote to stat dump into Cha just for the memes. Gonna turn this cat into a full fledged girl Himbro.
>>5414304No it's mostly just because signing up to be a low ranked marine who solely exists to be used as cannon fodder comes with a permanent 90 percent intelligence debuff. ...Poor Coby, he used to be so gifted.
So what is Coppers build now?
>black eye williams had 1 int>he just about killed himself with a hanging pot>our cat is officially twice as smart therefore half as likely to almost kill herself with a hanging pot>>5414311I don't know what a himbro is but I'm sure there's a word for the female version. It's nice that you've got a plan at least. It makes the voting go quicker if we ever do it again. But I'm going to flood int with every pet we may or may not get. Especially a bird. We'll get a ship's crow or parrot and it'll ride Haruki around and they'll be our reverse Lucci and Hattori.
>>5414320Lmao.>>5414318I don't even know if we even reached a consensus on that, did we?- Famous words spoken just moments before disaster.
is charisma like in Dnd where its also how strong your personality is?
>>5414329No, charisma represents how cute your cat is, duh.
>>5414328I think we didn't even vote for it yet.One anon gave a suggestion and I disagreed, but I think that's about it.
>>5414328I don't think anyone except for the namefag voted for it
>>5414328I made a plan, and no one's argued against it, so maybe we just go with that?>>5413960Here
>>5414319Well, the term would be Bimbo, but Himbro fits better because kitty be stonk!
>>5414334I did!You are going to try harder than that to pass you vote undetected.
>>5414329It's combined with willpower in that regard.>>5414334Alright, then how many people disagree? Can we move on with this?
>>5414334How about this instead?>20 Charisma
>>5414336Ah damn it.
>>5414328>finally close out the wackiest stat allocation fight of the year>more stats to allocate>>5414335Very well then. A shimbo if you will.
>>5414337I will let's just get on with it
>>5414337Honestly? I think we should do the training montage first and put the points later, that way we have more control over the stats we end up with.
>>5414342Considering the strength allocation, what about a Gymbo?
>>5414345Than Charisma!dump with me brother! We’ll rule these wave with sheer force of personality alone!
>>5414342>Simba>ShimboIt’s like poetry>>5414347Gymbo is great also
>>5414349I'd rather we have a working build for our MC. Can we dump into AGI instead?
>We are going to the Arlong park>let's put half of our points into INTif we are going to do a joke build let's just dump 20 in CHA with this anon >>5414338Or this works too >>5414352
>>5414347She certainly does be hitting the gym. >>5414350Simba also gets topped by strong cat women. What a strange turn of fortune this is.How has the conversation come to this?
How about 15 Agi and 5 Luck?
>>5414352Well, that would ruin the meme. On the other hand, Agi is underdeveloped…Sure. But I want to focus on our Luck/Charisma stays after alright?
>>5414356>>5414353Meant to reply to you.Still think we should hold on leveling until we train.
>>5414356Sure>>5414357>Luckwe can do it right now with 15 AGI 5 LCK
>>5414356I'd support that. We don't need CHA for ourselves, the kitty can be the party face.
>>5414359Yeah as long as we get at least 10 AGI I agree
Would anybody mind if I just left stat allocation till after your training montage?
>>5414360I’m fine with that as well
Sure, I just want this too end
>>5414370I thought we reached the agreement? with +15 AGI +5 LCK
>>5414372The stats never end
>>5414370It's what I wanted to do, so go ahead.
>>5414370Don't mind, just get me off this ride
>>5414373Well, I think everyone is mostly tired of the voting, and you'll have a bunch more points to spend after you get to Arlong Park anyway, probably.Don't want to stifle your own gains do you?
>>5414380Ok you are the boss.I hope you understand that this is going to happen again exactly the same way next time though because as we can see already there are two groups already.You are just delaying the inevitable.
>>5414385Could always leave the vote pending and have people fight for days until it's finally called up and the voting goes wild for a couple minutes as the allocating hordes clash in a final violent confrontation. All the while getting on with the rest of the quest.To be fair though the stats for Copper have always been at least somewhat contentious. Everyone seems to have at least a little different idea as to where they want the points to go from the start. Nothing new. Now people are just being memelords.
I am not voting for meme builds be it now or later.Any stat spread that doesn't put at least half of our points into agility is a joke stat spread.
>>5414385Well, i suggested agi, but I also want to raise int (since they should work well together in combat).I just thought that if we were to level up now, we should focus on one of our lowest stats instead of our strongest oneAnd by what the other anon said, he also wanted to raise agi, but was putting it on int because he was going to train it during the 10 days.So hopefully by delaying the vote, we are actually merging the two groups.
>>5414394>I am not voting for meme builds>proceeds to vote for a meme build
>>5414398We are armed with a revolver and a cutlass. Agility is our main combat stat. How is prioritizing our main combat stat is a meme in any way?
>>5414401Because we are also the Doctor, Blacksmith and strategist and recruiter
>>5414401I think he's referencing the meme where someone says they are not going to do a thing and immediately do it.
>>5414408And? Does this change the fact that agility is our main combat stat?
>>5414414No, because spamming int when we probs won't even fight that much is dumbWe are the INT+LUCK+CHA guy first
>>5414415>spamming int is dumbI am glad you understand.
>>5414416I agree. We are AGILITY guy first and foremost.
>>5414415On this island, which may be the safest place for us we were jumped by the world's worst hunting cat.You think the pirate, sea-king, marine infested oceans will have less chances for fighting? You can't talk your way out of everything. And since we're dead set on finding Arlong we're probably gonna need to throw down in a while anyway.
>>5414395yeah I can feel the unity already.>>5414415What are you talking about? This is One Piece. We will be fighting on a regular basis.
Not gonna vote because le 1 post voter, but as a lurker you guys are gonna turn this into Fate 3.0. Contain yourselves before the QM gets fed up with you and leaves please.
>>5414483Just vote if you want. And then you'll be obligated to post. And then you'll get caught in the shitposting. And then, then it's a party.
>>5414483Gonna be fine as long as it's not haremfaggotry arguments. That's what got Fate's QM to quit in disgust.
>>5414491To be fair, he brought it on himself. Should've just stuck with magnet wife DESU no bias.
>>5414483>Not gonna vote because le 1 post voterThere is exactly one guy in this quest who spergs out about samefagging. Feel free to vote and make him upset. >>5414491WhatIsAQM is the creator of his own undoing. His quest got so bad only because he allowed it to become that bad.
>>5414499>>5414504He did himself no favors, but fatefags are just that awful. I don't see anyone calling for a 25-girl harem here. It was the majority there.>There is exactly one guy in this quest who spergs out about samefagging.Oh fuck off, it was the oldest trick in the book>Random post to make sure id changed and make the vote a 2 post id>Vote to tie>Repeat
Are we back on track yet or do I need to wait another half-a-day for the autism to subside?
>>5414513Fate. Because people can't admit they like men.
>>5414518We are waiting for Shiver to write the update
>>5414518>He thinks the autism will subsideThe ride never ends, fren
>>5414518The autism is still going strong.
>>5414513Dude there is exactly 1 vote per side that fits your description. Every other vote is done by legit IDs.>fateThey became the majority because everyone else left by that point. Cause WhatIsAQM encouraged the shit out of the most obnoxious elements of his playerbase while refusing to grow a spine and do something about the most blatant samefagging I have ever seen.>>5414518Are you kidding me? We are just taking a break before the second round when we have to vote on Coppers' stats.
>>5414523https://youtu.be/PBXB0flQWmkIt’s like radiation, I’m waiting for it to return back to tolerable levels.
>>5414528No, they were the majority when the quest was at its peak. If you think most fatefags were against the harem, you are completely deluded. People only began quitting when they got the harem and saw that it wasn't as fun as they thought. Whatis only gave them what they thought and wanted.
>>5414539I dunno man when I quit people were still pretty excited about the war in general. There was strategy discussion, political autism about making Mordred the emperor of modern Britain, there were clever write-ins. The harem was present but it wasn't the only theme.
>>5414543>The harem was presentYes, and that was the problem. When people were talking about Mordred's new empire, that also included wanting to fuck her. It was already too late, the outcome was inevitable. The majority were haremfags and it was natural for the harem to consume the quest as it kept growing with the majority's support.
>>5414543>>5414552You should probably move this old quest drama to /qtg/ before Timbers has to put his foot down.
>people are still trying to spam int/cha in a shounenUp your battle stats I beg of you, there's a reason why all shounen protagonists are dense retards.
>>5414604There's also a reason why all dense retard shonen protags tend to be worse characters than some of their comrades or antags.
So Shiver, who's your fav one piece character?
>>5414609An interesting character arc that makes us likeable won't help us if it ends with our death at the hands of Arlong anon.
>>5414625Hmmm, maybe Bon Clay? Though I did think Whitebeard was pretty cool too.
>>5414633Then you better be smart about how you fight him then, eh?
>>5414644Yeah like the almost 700 int scientist from last thread, how did he fight that battle again?
>>5414649Ganked in a surprise round, nothing you can do. Bad luck. Try again next time.Unless you mean to say we should be rolling a 9999 STR/VIT/AGI build and fuckall else. Otherwise we might get hurted.If he wouldn't have made poor decisions he wouldn't have died. If you don't make poor decisions you can evade all sorts of scenarios in which you'll die. Instead of going into a fight thinking "I'm going to hit him REALLY hard and win" you should optimally be poised to win before the battle even begins. Work smarter, not harder. Make good choices, anon.
>>5414662"Work smarter" doesn't matter when you're in a world with superhumans. See what happened to buggy. Despite having every single piece of reputation he needed, he just became a whimpering mess reduced to licking the boots of stronger people.Because guess what? You can't outsmart a fist going into your face.
>>5414662Or we make a balanced build instead of dumping everything on one stat or another. I just don't want to hit a wall because we don't have the damage output.Or we dump it all on luck since it's the one stat that hasn't been showed to increase through normal training :^)
>>5414665Luck in One Piece is flashy, but it just works to get you out of situations, like Zoro throwing the sword into the air.Luffy's "hit by lightning" thing wasn't even luck, Dragon was there and he was probably the one behind it.
>>5414664>letting them throw a punch in the first place>>5414665No I get that. I just don't want to be a raw beatstick shonen protag. If I wanted to see that I'd just start One Piece over you know?Flawless logic. I support this 404%.
>>5414649To be fair, I don't think he would have survived Hephay even if those 700 points were in vit, our giant friend is so strong he shows up as ????
>>5414670>letting them throw a punch in the first placeAnd just how do you plan to avoiding that? Unless your plan is to do fuck all, at some point you WILL get into a fight.Yo can't "out think" your way out of a direct confrontation if the enemy just doesn't want to parlay. You're not fucking Joseph Joestar to go around 'epically tricking' people into losing.
>>5414673bruh you're giving me a headache. It's not about NOT fighting. It's about making it so that if they do decide to fight they are powerless to actually do anything. You don't go into it treating it like a boxing match. If your plan relies on you getting the piss beat out of you just a little bit better than the other guy, it's a shit plan. They had this strategic thinking sorted out over a thousand years ago.
>>5414690Again, and how the fuck are you gonna do that?Like, let's say that the navy decides to send an admiral after us. The fuck are we gonna do? We can't argue our way out of that.
>>5414690That's all fine and dandy but by the very rule of quests if things can go tits up they will. Which means either one of our crew members can drop the ball on the plan due to insufficient stats, we drop the ball due to shit rolls, we get hit with an unforseen variable in the plan or the thread gets hit with a sudden onset of autism and makes a dumb and terrible decision because "it would be funny lol". Beatsticks are often more reliable when intrigue isn't involved, not that I'm defending making Copper a total beatstick, since gray zones do exist.
>>5414695And we can't do anything with some extra vitality or shit man.Don't make an impossible argument to defend your point
>>5414673Can't we? What if- wait, look behind you, is that a three-headed monkey?!
>>5414698With actual physical stats, we would be able to do something other than die.>>5414700Good luck getting out of there after tricking the admiral with your low-ass agility
>>5414702Against a ficking AdmiralSure, I appreciate those 3 extra seconds of Akainu melting our face off
>>5414705We've seen that you can, in fact, get away from an Admiral. But guess what? You won't be able to do anything if you dumped all your stats into intelligence and charisma. At best, you'll end up like buggy, and loser relying on everyone else to do literally anything of worth.But do talk more about how your keikaku intelligence stat means you'll never ever ever be in a fight, *ever*, because you're just so smart.
Can this please autism stop? There isn't even a reason for it anymore.
>>5414708I'm so done I can't even spell, lmao.
>>5414708The ride never ends.
>>5414708We're gonna keep having stat arguments until we decide on a build
>>5414718Anon, there is no deciding on a build on a quest. We'll be having these arguments every time stats are to be allocated.
>>5414695Tell me again how you think you're going to punch Akainu to death before he burns our ship down in the middle of the ocean and consigns us to the drink? Or tank through getting turned into a Popsicle from the slightest tap from Aokiji. Or dodge beams of actual light until Kizaru gets tired enough to stop? Oh I guess you want to sit around and train every single day for years until we can get stats high enough to try and stat-check some of the strongest people in the setting.Just don't fight fair or how they want to. >>5414696The dice do as the dice do. But making smart decisions should still lessen the pain they'll bring. A nat 1 with 100 vit trying to block a club will hurt just as much as a nat 1 trying to use a tree as a shield with less vit. And anons being anons wouldn't be much better with high physicals either. Slamming your head against a wall once with a thin skull - bad. Slamming your head against a wall 100 times with a thick skull - still bad. And if people are feeling particularly dumb that day, they'll absolutely try it 100 times.Which is why you never have just one plan. And you don't rube goldberg it either. But I'm also not advocating making our physicals et al a dumpstat. Which seems to be what y'all are assuming. I want mental leaning not phys neglected. I also didn't even vote for our stats this time.>>5414707>But do talk more about how your keikaku intelligence stat means you'll never ever ever be in a fight, *ever*, because you're just so smart.Literally you are the only one saying that, you hyperfixated mong.>>5414708It's a way to pass the time.
>>5414707You act like we cant TRAIN like we are going to do for the next 11 goddamn days
>>5414722>Tell me again how you think you're going to punch Akainu to death before he burns our ship down in the middle of the ocean and consigns us to the drink?Having actual physical stat means we can do something instead of instantly dying. As it's shown in one piece, you *can* escape from admirals. But just trying to "outsmart" them - which, by the way, you have never said how we would - won't workSimply put, your 'intelligence' matters fuck all in an situation where we are forced to fight. And those situations will always be there.>Literally you are the only one saying that, you hyperfixated mong.No, i'm the one who doesn't seem to want to make an intelligence/charisma build that will be literally useless the moment things get serious and we're not just trying to swindle an proud idiot like that scientist.
>>5414708Every anime quest has this kind of autistic debate in the beginning, you just have to weather the storm until one side gives up.
>>5414724See this anon gets it. That's why I put all my points into LUCK BABY, ALL ABOUT THAT LUCK! WHO CARES IF THE ROAD IS DIFFICULT AND THE BATTLES PUT US AT DEATH'S DOOR THE PAYOUT WILL BE HUUUUUUUUUUUGEEEEEEE! LET'S GO LUCK CHADS WOOOO>>5414722I wouldn't mind a more brainy character, we already have a One Piece Quest with a beatstick retard at the helm (god bless Silver), it's just that if we can barely decide how to spend stats I don't see us pulling off any keikaku sheenanigans anytime soon as much as I would like to see them, so at an early phase making ourselves physically stronger may harbor better results, although then we may have the problem of ending up with a beatstick anyway if we neglect the other stats.
>>5414724"Training" is nothing compared to using free points to increase power. It tooks us a long-ass time to even raise our physicals to complete the first quest we got. Furthermore, "INT" matters fuck all if WE, as the players, can't think up of an smart plan, and we certainly cannot.
>>5414737I hope that one side isn't that anon that wanted to obey Dr. Mengele, you know, the one that highlight words using asterisks? He was both insufferable and refused to stop until the update proved him wrong.
>>5414736It's not even "outsmarting" you dipstick. It's preparing. You know how you beat Borsalino? A mirror. He has trouble course correcting after he does his little lightshow. If you can time it right which requires you having high enough perception to identify you can alter his course and send him far enough away quickly enough that he can't immediately reengage. Akainu? Target his ship before he gets close enough. Mines, train a shark to attack rudders. Just lurk under the water and put a big enough hole in his vessel. Aokiji? Nah he's chill you just stay far enough away from him in the first place and you're good. It's pretty easy to see him coming most of the time. Either because the wind currents change from the temperature fluctuations or you can see a mile long ice sheet suddenly appear on the horizon. If you can completely avoid the fight, do it. If you can't then that's when you make sure the deck is stacked in your favor. Certain threats can be avoided and others need to be dealt with. Instead of treating everything like a nail with your face being the hammer you should consider analyzing things first. And you're STILL fixated on stuff that I hadn't even suggested in the first place. Chill the fuck out dude.Also I'm reasonably certain that each of the haki types applies to will and at least one other stat. With int likely to be the one for observation. Which is way more useful in general than armament which would be str/vit. This is speculation, though. So I don't really consider this a valid argument, I just thought I'd share for funsies. Get some speculation going.>>5414738Silver is pretty goated. Bless his little brain. And see that's a good argument. But at the same time it's easy to fall into the sunk cost shit and end up with anons only ever pumping one stat set because they've already started. Or too evenly distributing them to try and combat it.
>>5414756Good luck setting up any of those traps without the necessary agility or strength. Even if they were to work - which, they would only do for a single time at best, IF they didn't just brute force their way through it, you would have to be strong enough to fight any other enemies (since your plans are all attention consuming, and marines always have backup) AND to get out before you left.Like, whats stopping borsalino from transforming mid jump like he often does and punting us into the ground? The Supernovas survived, but we would not if we had an INT/CHA build.
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>>5414765Nah big guy, your turn. How are we going to survive being strangled by Akainu with high vit? How are you going to punch the light beams away from punching holes in you with high strength? How are you going to dodge when your legs are frozen into the ground with high agi? See how stupid that sounds? When you propose what-ifs constantly? And how having raw stats doesn't save you from a worst case scenario anyway? Having a plan is better than having big muscles. You can't raw power your way through certain foes. The admirals are one of them. The supernovas only survived because Kizaru was soloing all of them and kept turning his attention from one to the next without caring enough to take the time to finish them off. If it was Akainu they would all be dead save the strawhats who got plot armored by Rayleighs and ex machina'd away by Kuma. They didn't survive because they were just so tough (since some of them weren't as tough as the others) but because Kizaru is a bit too aloof and distracted.
"OK, so basically... by spending your points, you'll find that you'll be better at doing whatever it is that each attribute represents, so... putting your points in agility means you'll get faster, vitality means you can take more damage... that sort of stuff." You quickly told your crew just how spending their points was supposed to work, and they seemed to get the message fairly quickly, the three of them quickly coming to the conclusion as to just what the most important things were for them to put some spare points into, and you were happy to see that all of them had decided by themselves that having low luck was a pretty awful situation to be in."Huh... what an incredible power..." Urchii used her tail to launch herself into the sky, flipping off the ground with ease before using her hands to catch herself before hitting the ground. "Huh... I really am quicker than I was before! What an interesting power..." The mermaid seemed intrigued by the implications that your power actually had, to allow anybody to become a good deal stronger through practically no effort on their part! Not to mention that the effect would be even greater on somebody who was of a higher level, somebody who was a level 100 would have a whole 500 points to assign however they pleased! "Agreed. Our captain... well, I knew there was something special about him the moment I saw him... but to think that he was hiding a power like this? Well, I can hardly believe it myself." Jacob nodded, and Cutter shared in the sentiment, of course, he had seen the greatest gains, being the highest level of any of you when you had actually started, and he was pretty easily the most powerful member of your group now. "Right... but this alone won't be enough to defeat Arlong, even with this power, I'd wager that even working together we wouldn't be able to defeat him." The fish man frowned deeply, and you looked closely at him. "If I had to wager, I'd say that going by this system, then Arlong... he'd probably be in the two hundreds for strength, agility and vitality... though I can't say much for his charisma or intellect."
You nodded as the fish man gave his assessment on Arlong's strength, before you noticed that you hadn't been paying attention to Haruki! You looked at the tiger only to realize that she had... well she'd figured things out in her own way, she'd managed to somehow assign all of her free points mostly by just swiping at the screen, randomly distributing them out among her stats, ending up with a great deal of Charisma and Strength and little else. On the bright side though, she had at least managed to assign a single one of her free points to her intelligence, so with any luck she'd be a little smarter in the future. You wondered how smart she was now, she didn't have an intelligence score before you had made her your pet, and a score of one was apparently equal to an incredibly dumb person. Perhaps it might be possible for her to actually start to understand how language worked in order to listen to more than just the tone behind your words?You didn't scold the tiger or anything for assigning her points in such a random way, it's not like she could really be expected to understand how the system worked either way. In fact, it was a miracle that she had managed to assign her points at all simply through continually swiping at the screen in front of her! "Huh... two hundreds, huh...? Well, if we do get desperate, we can always rely on the Thermite fruit, he shouldn't be able to handle that, right?" You were actually quite cautious, you were familiar with the so-called invulnerability of Logia fruits, but somebody like Arlong, the so-called strongest pirate in East Blue, what if he had some sort of means to defeat even a Logia? Something like Sea-Stone, maybe, that was something that was a little more documented than whatever the special method to damage Logias was that was torn out of the book, a special mineral that contained the properties of the sea that could strip devil fruit users of their power! What if Arlong used something like that?"Captain, we're in East Blue. East Blue is the sea that somebody with a Logia might choose to sail in if they wished to feel invulnerable. The weakness of this sea is exactly why Arlong chose to set up here in the first place, no competition." Cutter looked in the direction of the sea. "Against somebody with a Logia on their side, Arlong would be hopelessly outmatched." Cutter seemed to have faith that the Logia equivalent weapon that you kept in your back pocket would be enough to defeat Arlong, and you were satisfied enough with that. If he believed that the Logia would be enough, then you'd be happy with that answer.
"Alright then. If you're confident that your captain is only that much more powerful than we are, then we'll set off. I hope I don't have to resort to eating a devil fruit to win, but... if it comes to it, I won't hesitate." If it was a choice between being able to swim and being able to survive or save your crew from danger, then it was obvious what choice should be made. As far as you could tell, you were in something of a situation where it wasn't possible for you to lose. So long as everyone got powerful enough by the time you were at Arlong's base, there wouldn't be a threat! "Let's go!" You pointed towards the jungle and started to lead the way after scooping Urchii up and carrying her, soon arriving at the center, where Hephay was waiting for you."Ah... so you have prepared a proper crew for yourself... this is good." The giant nodded as he looked at your chosen companions. "They all have... spirit, I can tell." The giant smiled as he knelt down and offered his hand for the five of you to stand on, and you all quickly hopped aboard, though Haruki was originally somewhat hesitant of getting too close to the giant, after seeing you have no problem, she quickly jumped on too, her leaping prowess was pretty damn impressive. You'd hate to be at the receiving end of one of those pounces! Oh wait."That's right. You're prepared yourself?" "But of course, In fact, I have been prepared this past week to grant you the passage you seek." The giant lifted the five of you into the air as he raised his hand, before he started to walk through the jungle, his massive size meaning he towered over even the largest of the trees in the jungle, smashing his way through any that were in his path without even bothering to register their presence. This man... this giant... he was like a living machine of destruction! No wonder you couldn't register just how high his stats were! Before long, you were all at the coast to the island, though on the opposite side to that of the island that the village had been built on, Hephay obviously didn't want to be a burden to the village and cause too much destruction with his mere presence. "OK! It should take me about... four hours to swim you to the island, where you'll find supplies and a ship that you'll be able to use, just remember to press the resupply Den Den Mushi when you're finished." The giant seemed to be aware of the protocol of the Revolutionary Army, and you nodded and gave a thumbs up.
"Of course, thanks for all this, Hephay." The giant smiled at you, clearly he was still grateful for you having managed to free him. But... if you had a few hours before arriving on the secret revolutionary island, that meant you'd have a fair bit of free time to get up to pretty much whatever you wanted while the giant swam you across the ocean!>Spend the time brawling with Jacob and Cutter.>Spend the time taking potshots at the sea wildlife with Jacob.>Spend the time asking Cutter about maybe teaching you and Urchii how to use Fishman Karate properly.>Spend the time doing vigorous physical exercise.>Something else.
>>5414847>Spend the time asking Cutter about maybe teaching you and Urchii how to use Fishman Karate properly.>Spend the time doing vigorous physical exercise.
>>5414847>>Spend the time asking Cutter about maybe teaching you and Urchii how to use Fishman Karate properly.With all the force of a great typhoon.
>>5414847>>Spend the time asking Cutter about maybe teaching you and Urchii how to use Fishman Karate properly.
>>5414847>Spend the time asking Cutter about maybe teaching you and Urchii how to use Fishman Karate properly.>Spend the time brawling with Jacob and Cutter.>Spend the time doing vigorous physical exercise.It's the eye of the sabertooth
>>5414847>>5414847Can we please get an actual option to read those skillbooks that are in our inventory? As long as they stay in the write-in territory we are never going to read them because anons have memory spans of a goldfish.Also can we get a clarification if it's possible to pick more than one option or not?
>>5414912I just assumed we can pick as much as we want, but the more you pick the less time you get to do it and we've only got four hours.
>>5414847>Spend the time asking Cutter about maybe teaching you and Urchii how to use Fishman Karate properly.>Read the skill books
Alright alright, skiillbooks and fishmen Karate.1d100 best of 4 please.No roll for the skillbooks, it's a fairly quick process and I should've had you read them already anyway.
Rolled 53 (1d100)>>5415075
Rolled 41 (1d100)>>5415075
Rolled 88 (1d100)>>5415075
Rolled 5 (1d100)>>5415075
Rolled 69 (1d100)
Shiver, I know its outside the range, but is that 69 worth anything?
>>541512469 with Urchii
>>5415124It worth that "nice" that I gave you. Don't be greedy.
>>5415098nice>>5415124It's worth a "nice"Maybe if you were rolling on some sort of charm roll it would've been considered better for the memes.
>>5415134OkSo did we get Fishman KA-RA-TE!?
>>5415135We only trained for 4 hours.We probably only got a good foundation to work on top of, important but not game changing by itself.
Rolled 47, 85, 59 = 191 (3d100)Quick QM roll.
While traveling on Hephay's back, watching with no small amount of awe at the sheer velocity that the giant could swim with, you decided that now would be a good time to finally read the skillbooks you had gotten back on Loguetown, you'd mostly just forgotten about reading them. So much had happened so quickly that actually reading the books had been lurking at the back of your mind for far too long, so with that in mind you grabbed the two books out of your inventory and tried to open them.However, upon trying to read the books, you realized that... well you couldn't actually open them, either of them, and you were simply faced with a prompt that asked if you'd like to learn the skills held within the books instead. It was... odd, but useful, and a great way to save time and learn some skills that you wouldn't otherwise be able to learn without hours and hours if not days of focus and practice![Activated Ability Learned: Sense Motive Lvl 1: When conversing with somebody, this skill can be used to determine the motive behind what they are saying, however at level 1 it is only able to determine truth from lies, and has a chance of failure.][Activated Ability Learned: Quickdraw Lvl 1: When drawing a weapon, by using this skill, you can draw it twice as quickly as you would otherwise be able to, be it blade or gun.]Both were incredibly useful skills, especially being able to determine whether or not somebody was lying, but... at a low level, it wasn't fantastic, especially with the chance of failure. It meant that the chance for false positives or outright failures was something that you'd need to take into account when trying to use... but at the same time, even if it wasn't guaranteed to be successful, it could still prove useful if you had suspicions that you were being lied to. Of course, Quickdraw was also incredibly useful too, perhaps even more so than the ability to determine whether somebody was lying to you or not, you never knew when you were going to get into a fight, and being able to draw your weaponry quickly would definitely prove to be helpful in that case.But your new activated abilities aside, 'reading' the books hadn't take anywhere close to the time you thought it was going to take you considering that they imparted the information that they contained onto you instantly, though they also disappeared in the process... looks like that sort of skill book was a one-use thing. You wondered if the same was true for any books you might find outside of the system if they too were written specifically for the purpose of teaching the reader how to learn a single skill. Something to keep in mind for the future... also, you wondered if the same could be done for your crew, could they now receive the same benefits you did? They received attribute points thanks to being hooked up to the system after all, even if it was to a lesser extent than what you received...
With the fact that learning the skills only took you about 5 minutes in total, you needed to figure out another way to spend your time as you waited to arrive to the Revolutionary Outpost island, and you quickly decided on something that would pass the time. Trying to learn Fish Man Karate.It wasn't something you had a great deal of information on, but... from what you understood of the principles you had read as an anecdote in a book at some point, it was a special form of combat that utilized water as a medium of attack. Something like... projecting vibrations through water so that even unarmed attacks at range hit as if they had struck the target directly. Of course a fighting style like that was many times more effective underwater, but there was also water vapor in the atmosphere that the martial art could use too! But... it was something that needed to be taught, there weren't any books at all about it in Loguetown's library, and something told you that that place was going to be one of the few places in the world with as many books as there had been, and they hadn't stocked any books that actually functioned as a guide to the martial art. Then again, maybe you'd have more luck if you were to go to Fish Man island to look at their libraries... but the home of the fish men and merfolk was a tremendous distance away, positioned in the center of the Grand Line!Therefore... you approached Cutter, who was sitting down and contemplating things, though he looked up at you as soon as you approached. "So... Cutter... you know how to use Fish-Man Karate, don't you?" you asked with interest, and the fish man looked at you for a moment before nodding."I do... but I'm not exactly the greatest practitioner of it, I prefer my blade, though I did take a few classes in it when I was quite a bit younger, though I'm a little rusty... why, thinking of learning it?" The fish man didn't seem to have any qualms about actually teaching you how to use the style of martial arts, and you nodded. "Alright, well... let's see what I can remember... I'm not exactly the sort of person who should be in a position of teaching, but maybe I can remember enough of the basics to give you a shot at learning them?" "Oooh! Did somebody say they were thinking of learning Fish-Man Karate?" Urchii joined the conversation with a smile. "Me too! I've been trying to figure it out by myself actually, but... without somebody to tell you where you're supposed to start, it's pretty much impossible!" The mermaid nodded to herself, and you both looked at Cutter, who sighed as he got up.
"Alright then... first off, when you're trying to use Fish-Man Karate, the first step... it's not to imagine you're attacking your target from a far away distance, and it's not to imagine you're attacking the distance either." The fish man breathed in as he closed his eyes, before he thrust his fist forwards, and you noticed a brief disturbance in the air that quickly dissipated. "The trick... is to attack the water itself, to focus your efforts on striking the vapor between you and your foe so that the vibration can travel through!" You nodded before preparing to follow his instructions...[Learned Fish-Man Karate 20/1000 [Agility +2 Strength +2][Urchii's Fish-Man Karate went up by 20!] [Urchii's Agility and Strength went up by 2!][Cutter's Fish-Man Karate went up by 20!] [Cutter's Agility and Strength went up by 2!]By the time that the island was visible in the distance, you had all managed a fairly effective amount of training, and Cutter had actually managed to brush up on his own Fish-Man Karate skills! Of course, you and Urchii also now knew the basics of the combat style, though at a low level, it wasn't really something that either of you wanted to be relying on in combat, hell, not even Cutter really wanted to use the martial art just yet. Of course at a low level it would obviously be ineffective, you noticed that even during your training, any sort of vibrations that you could cause to reverberate through the water in the atmosphere dissipated less than a meter away from you, and they weren't exactly large enough that they'd be able to do any real damage either. Perhaps underwater, but... with Hephay traveling as quickly as he was, you certainly didn't want to dive off the ship and risk getting left behind!"Land ahoy!" Jacob yelled out as you rapidly approached the island, and you prepared yourself to disembark, and upon getting close enough to the small island, Hephay stopped. "Alright, this is about as far as I can take you without just... walking the rest of the way! You guys don't mind swimming the last hundred meters or so, right?" The giant asked, and you shouted in response."Not at all! It's not a problem!" It was clear that the water around the island was just a bit too shallow for the giant to swim, and the only place where it wasn't was taken up by the small dock that the sloop was floating on. Hephay was actually larger than the ship that had been prepared for you, and the island was only small. With that in mind, you dived into the water, and after some coaxing from Urchii, Haruki joined you, followed by Urchii, Jacob and then finally Cutter, who had decided to leave last. "See you around, Hephay!" "Indeed... perhaps with you as a newly instated officer of the Revolutionary Army, hmm?" The giant laughed before starting to swim away, and you wondered just what sort of an organization that the Revolutionary Army really were. Perhaps you'd find some more of your answers here...?
It didn't take long for the five of you to make it ashore, and you were soon standing on the dock near the sloop, there were a few buildings nearby, each conveniently labeled, a storehouse, a barracks, and a communications station. >Check the storehouse for supplies.>Check the communications station, that's probably where the resupply Den Den Mushi is.>Check the barracks, you didn't exactly need to rest right now but you were curious.>Check the condition of the sloop.>Explore the rest of the island, who knows what you might find?>Something else.
>>5415204>>Check the storehouse for supplies.>>Check the communications station, that's probably where the resupply Den Den Mushi is.>>Check the barracks, you didn't exactly need to rest right now but you were curious.>>Check the condition of the sloop.A quick check on these 4 shouldn't take too much time I think.
>>5415204>Check the communications station, that's probably where the resupply Den Den Mushi is.>Check the condition of the sloop.>Explore the rest of the island, who knows what you might find?
Will call vote in 30 minutes.
>>5415217Trip fell off
OK, well, let's see what the quality of the stuff you find in the Storeroom is.1d100 Best of 4DCsLow 20Mid 50High 90Crit 100
Rolled 78 (1d100)>>5415244
Rolled 96 (1d100)>>5415244
Rolled 95 (1d100)>>5415244Rollin and rockin
Rolled 51 (1d100)>>5415244
Would be a waste to see those two 90s go to waste, so I'll say that the storeroom contained 2 pieces of mid equipment and 2 pieces of high equipment.I'll reveal what they are and then write you checking out the communications station
>>5415204Actually, I wonder if we can create one-use skill books ourselves. It would be an incredibly useful way of imparting useful skills to our allies.Unrelated, but a bounty hunter quest in One Piece would be interesting. Like, just imagine in the later stages we become so powerful as to create an official organization for bounty hunter, eventually becoming one of the informal pillars of power in the world (even if we’re still the World Government’s hatchetmen). It would be an interesting to explore, if done right.Also, purely an intellectual question. If we even do find One Piece, does the quest effectively… double it’s wealth? Just asking for a friend.
Inside the supply station you find...[MRE Ration box x5][A box containing 20 individual meals that can function as a meal for a day for a single person, each meal is sealed in individual metal boxes designed to last upwards of a year.][Smoke Grenades x10][A grenade that quickly creates a heavy layer of smoke than can be used to obscure enemy vision.][Grapple Gun][An experimental high-tech grapple gun developed by a scientist of the Revolutionary Army with a maximum range of 300 meters and a maximum lift capacity of one ton][Wet Suit][An experimental high-tech diving suit created for the purpose of reducing drag and allowing more rapid movement underwater as well as enhanced breathing capacity thanks to an oxygen condensing tank that automatically refills and provides air for the diver.][When underwater, while wearing this suit the wearer can move 1.5x faster and breathe for 20x longer.]
>>5415266Bounty Hunter quest could be fun, but it sadly wasn't to be here, you managed to look under the wrong stone too early, even accidentally. I'd like to see something actually come of the concept of bounties though, other than them just being Unofficial Powerlevels.As for the One Piece, it really depends on whether or not the One Piece is a big pile of treasure or something else.
Anyway, gonna need another roll.And this time... well, I'll do something different with this roll. Original DC 100 - Agility of 37DC 63 Best of 4.
Rolled 59 (1d100)>>5415270
Rolled 82 (1d100)>>5415270
Rolled 77 - 37 (1d100 - 37)>>5415270
>>5415276No anon I meant the original DC was 100 and your agility score lowered it.
Rolled 48 (1d100)>>5415278Oops
Rolled 96 (1d100)>>5415270Here's my roll
>>5415266>>5415269I remember a bounty hunter quest a few years back, but it died very early.A shame really.
Lol, that dc was impossible
>>5415293No it wasn't, the actual DC was 63.It would've been 100 but your Agility score changed what you had to roll.If you had an agility of say, 5, then the DC would've been 95.
Ok, thought dc was roll -37
>>5415308I made the same mistake
Rolled 80, 94 = 174 (2d100)Ok, now lets see...First roll needs a 14 Second needs a 59
>>5415323Do you want 2 d100?
>>5415329No, I'm rolling for NPCs
After rummaging through the storage house and finding a bunch of useful stuff, most importantly for your upcoming voyage being a bunch of food boxes, though the grenades you had found would almost certainly prove to be useful in the future. Of course, even more useful than the grenades was the grapple gun you had found in a box as well as the wet suit. Both of them improved your mobility by a fairly large amount!Of course, actually getting in and out of a wet suit would normally take at least a few minutes, even if you knew what you were doing, but you noticed fairly quickly that you could use your abilities in order to instantly equip the wet suit without needing to spend any time actually putting it on! It was something that you'd definitely keep in mind in the future, being able to immediately change your clothing or armor meant that it was almost worth keeping an entire wardrobe in your inventory to choose from! It would be pretty fantastic for the sake of disguises, if you were just able to change your look with the click of an imaginary button, and would almost certainly throw off anybody who theoretically might attempt to pursue you in the future!With the new equipment safely stashed away in your inventory, you left the storeroom, Urchii and Cutter were both sitting on the dock and talking to each other about their home island, while Haruki and Jacob accompanied you in checking out the buildings, Jacob sounded fairly jealous of your ability to just store an apparently unlimited amount of resources on your person thanks to your inventory, muttering something about how much ammunition he'd be able to carry if he had something similar.You left the storeroom with a good deal more equipment, the MREs would together allow at least twenty days of travel, though you might have to go fishing so that Haruki had something to eat, you somehow doubted that the tiger would be all too happy to eat MREs. Well it probably wouldn't be hard for either Urchii or Cutter to hunt some fish, and... well, if you were attacked by a smaller Sea-King, you'd be able to receive all useful parts of its body without even needing to butcher it, so long as you actually defeated it.
Oddly, the meat that you had gained from defeating Haruki the first time hadn't decayed or gotten rotten at all despite having been laying in your inventory for about a week now. You also felt kind of awkward about having the meat in the first place... but you tried not to think about that too hard, it was just magically conjured tiger meat, that was all, it wasn't actually Haruki. Right? You'd probably end up throwing the meat out at some point, the thought of it being Haruki would probably only end up making you feel ill when it came to trying to eat it, if it did end up coming to that. Regardless it meant that your inventory probably didn't allow anything that you placed inside it to decay, and the odds were that it even sort of... froze whatever was placed inside of it in time! You'd have to experiment further at a later point, perhaps if you were to check if a lit torch would stay burning if it was placed in your inventory?The mysteries of your abilities could wait though, you still needed to get on with exploring the rest of the outpost, your next destination was the communications area, it was... really rather handily labeled as such, which you thought was a little strange, but you didn't think too much of it as you pushed open the door and entered the building to find yourself in a very small hallway that led only to a single room ahead. Though... as you walked closer to the door, you felt a very quiet snap and immediately realized that it was trapped! You, Jacob and Haruki all looked up just in time to see a large weighted rope net falling directly towards you, but none of you panicked a single bit, you rapidly drew Glory, Jacob drew two of his knives and Haruki bared her teeth and claws before all three of you slashed at the ropes, Glory Reforged slashed through with ease as a testament to the near unrivalled quality of the blade, while Jacob and Haruki had a little more difficulty in cutting through the ropes, but were still successful in cleaving through the trap, leaving little more than tattered scraps of rope scattering the hallway. "Hmmph, looks like somebody doesn't want visitors." Jacob noted, lightly kicking a piece of the rope with his foot. "Mmm, we should proceed carefully." You noted, before you looked at the door, odds are that there was somebody in the room.>Smash through the door at full speed and take whoever is in the room by surprise.>Open the door calmly, they're probably just a paranoid revolutionary, you can talk this out.>Throw a Smoke Grenade into the room.>Call out to the person in the room. (Say what?)>Something else.
>>5415354>>Call out to the person in the room. (Say what?)Tell them that we mean them no harm. Explain that we recently and were just looking around. Say that we would like to enter the room if they don't mind.
>>5415354>>Throw a Smoke Grenade into the room.TACTICAL BREACH! GO! GO! GO!
>>5415358I'll support this
>>5415354>Smash through the door at full speed and take whoever is in the room by surprise.>Throw a Smoke Grenade into the room.TACTICAL BREACH!
Ten minutes call.
OK, then give me a d100 best of 4. DC is... 55
Rolled 16 (1d100)>>5415408
Rolled 6 (1d100)>>5415408
Rolled 79 (1d100)>>5415408
Guessing you subtracted the dc from charisma already?
>>5415425You would be correct
"Anybody in there?" You call out, and wait for a response, the most likely outcome here is that the person inside of the room was in fact somebody working with the Revolutionary Army, but you couldn't be certain, it was an island after all, so that meant it was theoretically possible for it to be found by just about anybody if they were to stumble onto it accidentally. "We uh... we don't mean any harm, but... we got past that trap you set up. We only just arrived on this island.""Yeah, somebody is in here! Where the hell did you come from?!" The voice that answered back didn't sound very happy. "Uhh... we came from another island, our ship was wrecked and we ended up washing ashore here." You lied to the man, if he was a revolutionary army agent, then you could actually tell him the real reason behind your arrival, but until that point, you'd just have to pretend you were some random traveler who had stumbled upon the island."A wreck, huh? You expect me to believe that? There hasn't been stormy weather in this part of the ocean for over a week!" Once again the man behind the door seemed to doubt what you were saying, but you knew just what to say to him in response."Well obviously, do you think sea-kings only show up when its stormy? Don't be stupid." It was an effortless lie, and one that you spoke with such eloquence that it would be difficult for just about anybody to not believe you unless they already knew the truth."Alright, fine, even if you were shipwrecked, why would you immediately decide to snoop around in buildings?" You could tell that this guy was way too doubtful of just about everyone, and if he was a revolutionary, then he hadn't gotten the message that you were meant to be arriving."It's called a communications station? Why else do you think I'd check this building out? I'm trying to call for help. Now, can I please enter?" You once again lied to the man, and you finally felt like you were really getting somewhere."Alright... alright, I believe you. But there's just one more thing." The man paused for a while, leaving you in suspense as you wondered just what he was about to ask next, you were fully prepared to lie about just about anything, just so long as you could get him to open the door, your ability to Observe people would be enough to determine his allegiances, but... well first you had to get him to actually open the door."What's that?" You felt anxious as you waited for him to speak once more, until finally, it came."You a pirate... or a marine?" and there it was! The question that you had a chance of answering incorrectly no matter what answer you gave!>Pirate.>Marine.>Simple Merchant.>Bounty Hunter.>Ally to the Revolutionaries. >Something else?
>>5415493>Bounty Hunter.This is easier to say, no? It would answer why these weirdos are here.
>>5415498Bounty Hunters are Marine Lapdogs and if the guy behind the door has a bounty, he might react with hostility.
25 minutes till call
OK mr merchant lets see how you're rolling.DC 80.1d100 best of 4
Rolled 69 (1d100)>>5415532wheeling and dealing!
Rolled 62 (1d100)>>5415532
Rolled 92 (1d100)>>5415532
Rolled 6 (1d100)>>5415532
>>5415533Oh shit, it was a chick all along!
>>5415538You'd need Ivankov for that.
>>5415539That reminds me, how does Fish-man Karate stack up against Okama/Newkama Kempo?
>>5415544It's a bit of a lazy answer but it depends on the skill of the practicioner, both are martial arts explicitly designed for combat. Though Fishman Karate would have an initial advantage underwater of course, while I suppose Okama/Newkama Kempo would be considerably easy to use above ground, though against two masters it being above or below water shouldn't really matter.It's just a matter of the user's skill.
Shiver, is the update going well?
"I'm nothing more than a simple traveling merchant!" It was a quick and simple lie, and one that was impossible to see through... you hoped, however, the man behind the door seemed to have other ideas."A traveling merchant, huh? Well... what do you sell then?" The man still wasn't convinced and continued to quiz you, and you were getting just a little bit frustrated at having to constantly think on your feet."Medicine and doctoring supplies. Or I did sell such things until my vessel was sunk." You again lied through your teeth without skipping a beat, hesitation would of course mean suspicion, and you wanted to erase any and all suspicion from yourself."Alright, fine. I believe you, I'm opening the door... but no sudden moves, alright?" You heard some shuffling from behind the door, and the sound of a bolt being moved, until finally the door opened to reveal a somewhat short, tired looking man who looked about thirty something, his hair was brown and he was wearing a pair of spectacles and a long brown leather coat patched up in many places. His spectacles did very little to hide just how tired that he appeared. Immediately and without even hesitating you used observe on the man to figure out just what his game was.Name: 'Wise Owl' TurrinRace: Human (Owl)Rank: Revolutionary Army (Tinkerer/Enemy Communications Monitor)Devil Fruit: Tori Tori no Mi: Model OwlBounty: 50 Million BerriesHP: 2662/2662Level: 43Strength: 76Vitality: 61Agility: 77Intelligence: 410Willpower: 65Charisma: 10Luck: 66Oh so he was with the revolutionaries! That... explained why he was being so evasive, though the fact that he eventually opened the door for you meant that he's probably just going to try to convince you not to say anything about the island to the authorities, and to just convince you to be on your way. You had also uncovered the interesting fact that you could determine whether or not somebody was a devil fruit user with nothing but a glance!"Right... a merchant." The man frowned as he opened the door, seeing that you were accompanied by both a saber-tooth tiger and a large wolf mink. He no longer sounded at all convinced about your alibi. "One... very last question, if you had the chance, would you shoot a World Noble if they were hurting people in front of you?" You froze at the question that came completely out of left field!"W-what?" You were totally not prepared for the question, but you didn't have to worry."Of course." Jacob answered that one for you, and the man finally seemed to relax a bit.
"Alright, there we have it, you're not undercover Cipher Pol or Marines, it's expressly forbidden for them to exchange such sentiments, even undercover." He smirked as he pulled a cigarette out of his pocket and lit up with a nearby lighter. "Makes finding undercover assholes that much easier, knowing the regulations that they have to follow even out of uniform." The man took a draw on his cigarette. "Besides, even if they do want to piss around and try to say it anyway, I keep recordings, marines got no choice but to imprison or execute their own for even pretending if evidence is turned in... bunch of clowns." The man chuckled before turning to you."And you...? Would you shoot a World Noble?" You decided that instead of just playing along with the man's games, you'd come out and tell him what was actually going on, he appeared to be intelligent... no, you knew he was incredibly intelligent, with his intelligence score soaring far higher than it had any right to, it alone was nearly as ten times his total level! "Not one week ago, I uncovered a secret laboratory underneath Loguetown that was housing dozens of living people that the World Government was using for the sake of sick twisted experiments to create some sort of nonsensical sounding super serum." You grit your teeth. "As far as I'm concerned, the people responsible for allowing such an abhorrent thing to happen deserve worse than just being shot." There was no point in playing coy, you were both pretty much on the same side, and the man smiled."Great. So you're the guy responsible for making the ol' encrypted Den Den Mushi channels go haywire." He started to laugh and slapped his knee. "You shoulda heard em screaming at each other! Everyone blaming each other for the failure, trying to pin the failure on somebody so that they could have a scapegoat! But at the end of the day, their batshit scientist ended up dead, and all their prisoners ended up escaping. Let me tell you, they sent somebody to Impel Down over that. Not sure who, but... well that's just how the World Government works, failure is punished with death... hopefully it was that worm Spandam..." Turrin muttered under his breath, but you didn't even know who this Spandam guy was. "Anyway... I take it you were told to go here? Got a message that I was supposed to help out a prospective new recruit, though I gotta say, wasn't expecting it to be you. Figured Dragon would immediately induct you, but... well he's been kinda jumpy as of late. Thinks something big is on the horizon."That would explain him deciding to send you all the way to Alabasta before letting you actually officially join, you supposed. "So... who are you, then? I'm uh... Copper Threepwood." You knew the man's name but decided it would be better to get his name properly, otherwise you'd look immensely suspicious.
"Oh, right... name is Turrin, inventor, code breaker and general pain in the marine's ass. Pleasure to make your acquaintance." The man held out his hand for you to shake, and you did so. You peeked behind him to see a room that was covered in both wiring and all sorts of den-den mushi, along with a bunch of monitors.>"So, anybody else on this island?">"What exactly do you do here?">"What can you tell me about the revolutionary army?">"Do you know how much a Thermite Logia... sorry, 'Special Paramecia' might be worth to the Revolutionary Army?">Something else.
>"Do you know how much a Thermite Logia... sorry, 'Special Paramecia' might be worth to the Revolutionary Army?">"What exactly do you do here?">"What can you tell me about the revolutionary army?"
>>5415625>>"What exactly do you do here?">>"What can you tell me about the revolutionary army?"I don't wanna eat the fruit yet but I also don't want to give it away.Maybe someone on our team would want it?
>>5415625>"Do you know how much a Thermite Logia... sorry, 'Special Paramecia' might be worth to the Revolutionary Army?">"What can you tell me about the revolutionary army?">"Any ideas on how to climb reverse mountain? I got orders to go to an island on the other side if I want to join properly">Sorry about the lie by the way, I didn't know that were a revolutionary and it's better to be safe than sorry.
>>5415625>>"What can you tell me about the revolutionary army?">"So, anybody else on this island?"
>>5415625>>"What exactly do you do here?">>"What can you tell me about the revolutionary army?"
Vote will be called in 23 minutes.
>>5415625>>"What exactly do you do here?">>"What can you tell me about the revolutionary army?"Those timeslots are getting tighter and tigher lol
>>5415666Would you rather spend 3 hours on an single question, satan?
>>5415700If it's a really really really good question.
"So... what exactly is it that you do here?" You were curious as to what the man actually did, clearly something that involved intercepting the World Government's communications, but... that couldn't be all that he did, right?"Oh, me? I consider myself a man of many talents, though I spend most of my time monitoring Marine and World Government communications through my collection of Signal Intercepting Den Den Mushi, rare breed... hard to get." The spectacle wearing man nodded to himself. "Of course, when the chatter is quiet, I spend my time developing new prototypes for equipment, I've got a prototype for a Grapple Gun and an Air Rebreather in the storehouse... but they're older models and I'm working on superior versions for both, you can have them if you want." "Uh...""You already took them and the other supplies, didn't you?" The man sighed. "Well don't worry too hard about it, the storehouse is technically meant for our agents to use to resupply, and... I've already taken a box of supplies for myself." The man pointed to a box filled with the metal MRE boxes, though none of them were opened... did he only arrive here today? "Notice that, did you? Well... there's a whole bunch of these Listening Stations out among the Seas, and a few in the Grand Line too. Helps Dragon keep an finger on the pulse of the world, and also gives our agents a place to rest and recuperate... not to mention know if the Marines are following." "I see. So... this place and others like it are basically just where the Revolutionary Army sends its agents when they need a place to lay low? Makes sense, I can imagine that you guys end up stirring up quite a bit of heat when you actually act." The Revolutionary Army might've been quite a bit more competent than you previously gave them credit for, you'd really been underestimating just how difficult it would actually be to overwhelm a global superpower... even one as negligent to its own people as this one."Like you wouldn't believe." Turrin took a draw from his cigarettes. "Hard to really act when the World Government will inevitably send at least a Vice Admiral your way if they think that the Revolutionary Army are involved in something, and... well, aside from our top members, most of our agents just aren't on that level." You didn't really have the faintest clue of how powerful that a Marine Vice Admiral was supposed to be, but... all signs pointed to incredibly."So... can you tell me anything else about the Revolutionary Army? I'm curious as to just what the organization is about."
"Alright, sure... the basics I'm sure that you're fully aware of, we're an organization that has made the World Government our enemy... or rather, the World Nobles that dominate the World Government. You'll find many people in our ranks that have their grievances with them one way or another, be they slaves or those who suffered under the yoke of a tyrant, there's no shortage of people who dislike them with a passion." Of course, you could only act tyrannical for so long until at least some people grow angry enough to actually try to do something about it."I see..." that much you already knew, and it was pretty easy to figure out that a revolutionary group that hated the people in command of the government would consist of people with vendettas against such a government. "We've even got a few marines working undercover for us. One of the reasons for the listening stations is to keep in contact with our men on the inside... course, just who those marines are is highly classified information, only the boss and the chief of staff are aware." The spectacle wearing man turned around to face the monitors "In a war like this, where we're so massively outnumbered by overwhelming force, our only advantage is through striking the World Government when it matters the most." "So what's the end game? Is there anything really stopping the Revolutionary Army from storming Mariejois and killing every World Noble in sight?" Jacob asked the question this time, and you were somewhat alarmed by just how bloodthirsty that he was when it came to the World Nobles... he must really know how to hold a grudge."What, other than the fact that any invading force would almost certainly find themselves quickly being pursued and attacked by an Admiral?" Turrin shook his head. "They upped their security a great deal since the time of Fisher Tiger, and it's not so simple to strike at the World Nobles anymore... no matter how much everyone in the Revolutionary Army would like to. If anything, it would have to be an assault led by Dragon himself, and... well, I don't presume to know how the boss thinks, but... if he's not authorized an attack by now it probably means that there's something at Mariejois that he's cautious of." Turrin seemed awfully well informed of everything going on, must've had something to do with being one of the communications interceptors for the Revolutionary Army, information was pretty much his domain."Right." It was frustrating, but... it looked like it might end up being harder to sabotage the World Government than first thought. Though the fact that they were clearly growing as a threat to their enemies meant that they were technically helping to spread the truth about the World Government, which was at least a start. "So... the sloop?"
"It's made of sturdy stuff, about large enough to comfortably house ten crew members in addition to a captain, designed for trips up and down reverse mountain after all, can't exactly have ships exploding on the way back to the Grand Line. I helped design it myself... same for all the boats we use actually." The man clearly felt proud about the boat. "Don't worry about me, I can make my way off the island myself." Judging from his devil fruit... he probably meant by flying. "Anything else you wanted to know?""Nope, I'm good... I think.">"Actually..." (Ask something else?)>Do something else at the Revolutionary Outpost.>Just depart, you got a long journey ahead of you.>Something else.
>>5415755>Just depart, you got a long journey ahead of you.I cant' think of anything else to say or do other than explore the island or ask about reverse mountain, and repeating lost votes is poor form.So let's get a move on
>Ask what dragon would think on you bringing down Arlong the saw and turning in his bounty?
>>5415755>Just depart, you got a long journey ahead of you.
>>5415755>>"Actually..." (Ask something else?)>Ask what dragon would think on you bringing down Arlong the saw and turning in his bounty?>If it's something dragon would approve of, ask if there are any revolutionary agents in the area that would be interested in helping us take arlong downI mean, it's not a blow against the world gov, but maybe there's some do-gooders that would join our posse temporarily
>>5415771That, or he will approve of this as he is an asshole terrorising the sea's and the marines have done jack shit about him.
>>5415755>>Just depart, you got a long journey ahead of you.
>>5415755>just departNo sense sticking around.
>>5415621Why aren't we sellin' this fine leather jackets? This should be one of Threepwood's perks.
>>5415755>"Actually..." (Ask for a Signal Intercepting Den Den Mushi)
With that out of the way with, and some more information about the Revolutionary Army on your side... as well as a quick way to immediately prove somebody is an undercover marine, well you said 'prove' because observe was something that allowed you to completely destroy any attempts of subterfuge by people acting undercover, as it seemed to immediately be able to reveal people's ranks in their organizations. Which should hopefully include even undercover Marines or Government agents! The observation skill may have shown itself to have some limits, but it was still pretty fantastically overpowered in being able to discern information about people that otherwise might've taken far too long to figure out. Like for example figuring out Turrin here was a member of the Revolutionary Army."I guess I'll probably see you around, Turrin." You nodded to the man, who returned to his duties of watching the monitors and listening in for signals being picked up by his Den Den Mushi collection... you actually sort of wanted to ask for your own signal interceptor too, but that was probably something that could wait until you were officially instated as a member of the army. Besides, it's not really like you'd know what to do with it anyway. It was probably something that would take weeks if not months of training to figure out how to use properly, even with your enhanced capacity to learn new skills that you seem to have, and you didn't really think you'd have much of a need to intercept signals... at least not right now. It was highly doubtful that any Marine long-range chatter would have anything that was of much interest to you personally, at least while you were still a relative unknown to their organization, hell you didn't even have a bounty yet so you were still pretty much irrelevant to them."Yeah, see ya." The man didn't turn to look at you as he waved you off, and you left the listening station to properly check out the sloop itself, there was another couple boxes of supplies on it, containing more food and fresh water, not to mention a small water desalination machine that should be able to provide fresh water for you and your crew... drinking sea-water wasn't exactly something you wanted to do... wait a second, do fish men or mermaids even need to drink fresh water? Considering that both of them could happily live and breath underwater, then... wouldn't their bodies have some sort of means to automatically draw hydration even from salt water? Probably best not to think about that too hard."Alright everyone, you ready to set off?" You asked your crew, who had all gathered on the sloop with you, you knew... at least a little bit about how to sail a ship, but the one with the most knowledge was obviously Cutter, what with him being an ex-pirate and all. Though... really, how hard could it be?"Sure, we're off to Loguetown first, right?" Urchii asked, and you nodded quickly.
"That's right, Loguetown. But... all of you are gonna need to stay on the ships, preferably below deck... well, I guess that Cutter and you can stay underwater?" You realized that what with them being able to breath under the waves, there was no real reason for them to potentially allow themselves to be found by patrolling marines and Jacob...? He could probably hide below decks anyway, there wasn't exactly going to be much of a cause for the marines to search your boat, and they probably had bigger things to be getting on with right about now other than harassing random visitors to Loguetown."I don't particularly mind, but... don't be too long, OK?" Urchii clearly didn't enjoy the idea of having to be in Loguetown for any longer than she had to be, though she was OK with staying underwater at least."Right." Cutter nodded. "The sooner that we get on our way to properly stopping Arlong, the better it will be. Those poor islanders have suffered far too long already, and there's no reason to allow it to continue on for any longer." Cutter was clearly haunted by the guilt of having helped Arlong set up in the first place, even if he was by no means strong enough that he would've been able to stop him.Jacob for his part just nodded silently, and Haruki roared in approval, looks like feelings were somewhat mixed about making the stop to Loguetown, but... you did sort of need the extra bit of time to make sure that you were all strong enough to compete with Arlong and his pirates by the time you got to Arlong Park.>You have two days before you arrive at Loguetown.>Pick two activities to majorly focus on and two to minorly focus on>>Physical Training (+Strength +Vitality +Agility)>>The creation of a new Swordfighting style (+Agility +Swordfighting)>>Sparring with your crew mates (++Strength ++Vitality)>>Swimming with Urchii and Cutter (++Agility +Vitality)>>Practicing Fish-Man Karate (+Fish-Man Karate)>>Mental Exercises (++Intelligence)>>Shooting training (+Agility +Sharpshooting)>>Diving for Treasure with Urchii (+Agility +++Treasure)>>Speed Training (+++Agility)>>Strength Training (+++Strength)>>Endurance Training (+++Vitality)>>Speech Writing (+Intelligence ++Charisma)>>Willpower Training (++Willpower)>>Playing Games of Chance (+Luck)>>Something else?
>>5416154>>Shooting training (+Agility +Sharpshooting)>>Strength Training (+++Strength)We need to get better at shooting and stop skimping out on strength.
>>5416154major>>>The creation of a new Swordfighting style (+Agility +Swordfighting)>>Practicing Fish-Man Karate (+Fish-Man Karate)minor>>Sparring with your crew mates (++Strength ++Vitality)>>Shooting training (+Agility +Sharpshooting)
>>5416154Major>>The creation of a new Swordfighting style (+Agility +Swordfighting)>Whatever give us insult swordfightingI still want thisMinor>>Sparring with your crew mates (++Strength ++Vitality)>>Swimming with Urchii and Cutter (++Agility +Vitality)
>>5416154>>Shooting training (+Agility +Sharpshooting)>>Diving for Treasure with Urchii (+Agility +++Treasure)I don't care much about treasure, I just want to spend quality time with fish-girl
>>5416158>>5416164We pick four options anons, 2 major and 2 minor.
>>5416163Ammending my vote to support insul swordfighting
>>5416154Major>Physical Training (+Strength +Vitality +Agility)Shooting training (+Agility +Sharpshooting)MinorThe creation of a new Swordfighting style (+Agility +Swordfighting)>Sparring with your crew mates (++Strength ++Vitality)
>>5416154>>5416159+1Also, weren't we supposed to use the resupply Den Den Mushi? Is Turrin going to do it instead?
>>5416176That was only really for if nobody was there, there's not much point in you using it if there's somebody there and he knows that a resupply is needed.
>>5416154Major>>Diving for Treasure with Urchii (+Agility +++Treasure)>>Speech Writing (+Intelligence ++Charisma)Minor>>Sparring with your crew mates (++Strength ++Vitality)>>Swimming with Urchii and Cutter (++Agility +Vitality)Also as a side bit>Catalog the herbs and recipes in a bookI sort of like the idea of expanding the frontier of knowledge, maybe we could author some groundbreaking knowledge and revolutionize the medical industry.
>>5416154Major options: >>Playing Games of Chance (+Luck)>>Speed Training (+++Agility)Minor options:>>Mental Exercises (++Intelligence)>>Shooting training (+Agility +Sharpshooting)
>>5416154Major>>Sparring with your crew mates (++Strength ++Vitality)>>Speed Training (+++Agility)Minor>>Diving for Treasure with Urchii (+Agility +++Treasure)>>Shooting training (+Agility +Sharpshooting)
I'm going to try to make up a consensus here...Physical Training (+all physical)>>5416168>Shooting training (+Agility +Sharpshooting)>>5416158>>5416164>>5416168>Strength Training (+++Strength)>>5416158>The creation of a new Swordfighting style (+Agility +Swordfighting)>>5416159>>5416163 (x2)>>5416176>Practicing Fish-Man Karate (+Fish-Man Karate)>>5416159>>5416176>>Diving for Treasure with Urchii (+Agility +++Treasure)>>5416164>>5416202>Speech Writing(+Intelligence ++Charisma)>>5416202>Games of Chance>>5416203>Speed Training>>5416203>>5416209>Sparring>>5416209So for major it looks like Sword Fighting and Sharpshooting wins?
Rolled 17, 1, 70, 10, 63, 56, 76, 34 = 327 (8d100)If that's the consensus I'll first need 2d100 best of 4. now let me tally up the minor votes.Oh, and lets see how your crew does in their own training, each get 2 dice for their training before hitting Loguetown.JacobHarukiUrchiiCutter
Rolled 27, 54 = 81 (2d100)>>5416243
Rolled 58, 73 = 131 (2d100)>>5416243Did Jacob stab his own hand?
Rolled 76, 97 = 173 (2d100)>>5416243
>>5416246You mean, did we stab it?
Rolled 96, 6 = 102 (2d100)>>5416243
>>5416249I don't think we were sparing with him, so I could only think of him hurting himself.
Rolled 846 (1d1000)>>5416243Jacob you unbelievable Jobber.Minor>>Sparring with your crew mates (++Strength ++Vitality)>>5416159>>5416163>>5416168>>5416202>>5416176>>Swimming with Urchii and Cutter (++Agility +Vitality)>>5416163>>5416202>Diving>>5416209>Mental Exercises>>5416203OK I guess if I take into account you doing Shooting and Swordfighting as majors, next up is Swimming and SparringSo Another 2d100, this time only Best of 2.>>5416247>>541625296 Shooting and 97 Swordfighting, impressive.Now lets see what the Ocean Encounter dice has to say.
>>5416243poor jacobat least us having him spark up before jumping into the water with arlong like a toaster in a bathtub doesn't rely on big stat gains
Rolled 15, 75 = 90 (2d100)>>5416257
Roll well plz
Rolled 14, 9 = 23 (2d100)>>5416257RIP Jacob
>>5416266>Narrator: “They didn’t.”
>>5416261>>5416268well well well, if we end up sucking ass at swimming anyways, then that's just another point towards becoming a thermite man :^)
So, with everything in order, and no real reason to explore the island for whatever else it might be hiding, you finally set off on the sloop that had been provided for you, it was a fairly simple vessel to pilot, and one that Cutter, Jacob and you were able to sail with very little difficulty together, of course, Urchii wasn't really all that much help due to her relative immobility, but she was fairly good at determining the current state of the sea and weather, acting as something like a navigator to make up for her lack of usefulness in the physical part of moving the ship.You had a few days of sailing ahead of you before you reached Loguetown, so you had decided to spend the days both training up your sword-fighting as well as your ability to shoot with your pistol, actually getting a better mastery over the weapons you had took priority over just about anything else, though your allies had their own ideas about how to best spend the time they had before arriving at Loguetown too.Your shooting training went fairly well, there were fewer targets to fire at when you were at sea, so you ended up setting up a sort of shooting range with the spent boxes that used to contain meals, often engaging in competitions with Jacob, though... unfortunately, mid-way through the competition, something terrible ended up happening... oOoOoOoOo"Look, I keep telling you that you're not going to have any chance of beating me when I'm using my rifle and you're using those revolvers, captain. But... if you really want to see who's a better shot, then I don't mind." Jacob had gone into the competition confident, even after you had rapidly managed to knock down all five of the targets in the span of just under six seconds with your revolver, the bullets punching straight through the thin metal of the boxes and thankfully not ricocheting all over the place."This is how it's done." The wolf man had smirked as he readied his rifle, and in the span of only 2 seconds had already managed to nail four of the boxes... until finally, when it came to shooting the fifth, a large explosion could be heard coming from the rifle and no bullet was fired! You had quickly looked over at Jacob to see that he had a few cuts and burns on him thanks to one of the bullets he had loaded into his rifle having quite literally exploded without properly discharging from the rifle, resulting in all the force being randomly directed through the gun. He hadn't looked too hurt by the explosion, but he had appeared distraught at the state that his weapon had ended up in. "Damn it! It's gonna take me ages to fix this! I can't believe I overloaded one of the bullets!" He had sounded incredibly upset at the current state of his rifle. Though... at the very least, he wasn't hurt too bad.
"Damn it! Jacob... are you alright?" You had hurried to his side to make sure that he wasn't actually hurt anywhere, but an observation at the time showed that he had really only lost about fifty or so HP... however his right hand had been damaged quite badly by a few pieces of shrapnel hitting it, and... you had to prevent yourself from commenting on the irony of the injury. "I'm fine. Just... can't believe that I messed up with the powder ratio, usually I get the ratio perfect!" You had to wonder how he had managed to pick up the rifle in the first place considering his last state as a captive of the marines... though you supposed that the escape must not've been instant, and he and Cutter must've just been able to pick up their belongings before making their escape with Hephay's help... or maybe they had just loaded him straight into the containment tube with it? It would've been awfully negligent if they had.,,[+16 Agility +30 Sharpshooting +15 Sharpshooting (Pistol)]oOoOoOoOoAt least nothing had gone wrong when you were practicing swordplay with Cutter, who despite his massive weapon, actually made a pretty good training partner to practice swordplay with, he was a fairly skilled swordsman after all, and Glory Reforged was a blade that was more than high quality enough to withstand the blows of his massive weapon, but... you had decided that you wanted to learn a new sword-fighting style sometimes during the fight, and not one that was derivative of any of the sword-fighting styles you had already learned about, so... midway through the training session, you had decided to speak.[Learned Insult Swordfighting: A special form of combat that requires Charisma to properly function, through insulting an enemy during combat, your Charisma score can be added to attacks, so long as they don't have a comeback to your insult! However, at sea, any insult must rhyme for reasons that aren't entirely clear. Also, any opponent must at least be intelligent enough to understand they are being insulted.]"Every enemy I've met, I've annihilated!" You had decided to test the new sword-fighting technique against the unwitting Cutter, and he clearly had no idea how to respond to your words."Huh? What?" Cutter was immediately put on the back foot as he hesitated, unsure how to respond to your insults."It's a new form of fighting I've come up with, by insulting my enemy, they'll be too distracted in thinking up a decent come-back to respond to my physical attacks!" It sounded absolutely ridiculous, but at the same time, it was weirdly... working?"That sounds like the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard." Cutter responded to your decision to reveal insult swordfighting to him, and you smirked widely.
"Well, that's just because my skill is absurd." Your effortless response to his unintentional insult allowed you to gain the advantage once again, and your ally was overwhelmed by your attack as he was distracted by the sting of your insults! "Alright... maybe it's not quite as ridiculous as I first thought." Cutter quickly changed his tune on the new fighting style after it had been used to so effortlessly cut through his defenses. "I'm impressed that you managed to come up with something so effective so quickly... even if it does sound strange." Cutter scratched the back of his head as he yielded to you. [+14 Agility +10 Charisma + 30 Swordfighting (Onehanded) + 10 Swordfighting (Cutlass)]oOoOoOoOoThe... the less that was said about your attempt to go swimming with Urchii and Cutter, the better. It was a good thing that you had the wet suit and that Urchii had been around to drag you back on board after you managed to get yourself tangled up in some underwater debris.[No gains]oOoOoOoOoFinally, in the few hours before arriving at Loguetown, you had decided to have something of a spar between everyone, just to see how much they had managed to grow by themselves... though Jacob was exempted from the spar as a result of his hand injury. Oddly enough, even Urchii had wanted to join in the spar though, apparently not wanting to be considered a weak link or anything just because she was a girl, and a mermaid at that!In the end the spar was decided on one where you had to remain standing to win... though considering that rule was considered a little unfair on Urchii, an additional rule was put in place that stated that you needed to end up with your back on the floor before you were considered out of the match, the rules were a little hard to explain to Haruki, but you felt like you eventually managed to get the message across to the tiger.The matches went about as obviously as one might expect it to, with one involving Urchii ending up being pushed over after she had tried to use her fish tail to slam people to the floor after Haruki ended up tackling into her, before eventually Cutter had managed to flip the tiger upside down and render her out of the match. Then finally, it came down to just you against Cutter, and you quickly lost out to his superior size and strength, in a competition where victory was decided by knocking your opponent over, obviously the biggest and strongest guy was going to have an absolute advantage over everyone else... but that was just one of the matches, and the final record was actually surprising, of the 30 spars you ended up having, Urchii won 4, Haruki won 6, you won 9 and Cutter ended up winning 11.
All in all, it ended up being a pretty successful two days, and... everyone was a good deal stronger than they had been at the start of the voyage already! In fact, at your current rate... if you managed to continue your growth at this level, you'd definitely be able to defeat Arlong! Maybe! Probably![+10 Strength +10 Agility +10 Vitality +50 Unarmed Combat]Total Gains!Copper [+10 Strength +40 Agility +10 Vitality +10 Charisma +30 Sharpshooting +15 Sharpshooting (Pistol) +50 Unarmed Combat +30 Swordfighting (Onehanded) + 10 Swordfighting (Cutlass)]Haruki [+25 Strength +15 Agility +15 Vitality +100 Unarmed Combat]Urchii [+10 Strength +20 Agility +10 Vitality +50 Unarmed Combat]Cutter [+30 Strength +10 Vitality +15 Willpower +25 Swordfighting +15 Swordfighting (Great Sword)]Jacob [+30 Willpower +25 Intelligence +80 Weapon Repair]Finally, with Loguetown on sight, the time for training was over, and... you'd need to start planning on just what you were going to do in the port town. First though you'd...>Check out as many books as you could from the library, in fact screw it, put half their stock in your inventory when nobody is watching.>Actually go ahead and claim the bounty you had technically earned from that jackass who KO'd himself with a pot. >Go and examine the site of the breakout, see how many marines are around, but more importantly see if anybody decided to try to attack you.>Track down Tashigi, see how she feels about the breakout and also show off your newly reforged cutlass.>Something else.
>>5416447>Actually go ahead and claim the bounty you had technically earned from that jackass who KO'd himself with a pot.>Track down Tashigi, see how she feels about the breakout and also show off your newly reforged cutlass.WE GOT INSULT SWORDFIGHTING FUCK YEAH, now no one can say that Charisma is a useless stat again.
>>5416447>Check out as many books as you could from the library, in fact screw it, put half their stock in your inventory when nobody is watching.>Actually go ahead and claim the bounty you had technically earned from that jackass who KO'd himself with a pot.Gainz!
>>5416447>>Actually go ahead and claim the bounty you had technically earned from that jackass who KO'd himself with a pot.Don't wanna spend more time than necessary here since our whole crew is wanted.Returning to the scene of the crime is just stupid.
>>5416447>>Actually go ahead and claim the bounty you had technically earned from that jackass who KO'd himself with a pot.
>>5416447>Actually go ahead and claim the bounty you had technically earned from that jackass who KO'd himself with a pot.>Track down Tashigi, see how she feels about the breakout and also show off your newly reforged cutlass.
>>5416447>Actually go ahead and claim the bounty you had technically earned from that jackass who KO'd himself with a pot.
We should check the news to see what's happened here since we were goneThe people in the island were cut off from contact, so they probably had no idea of current events
>>5416502I am sure we can pick up a newspaper on the way or something
>>5416447>Track down Tashigi, see how she feels about the breakout and also show off your newly reforged cutlass.Ok guys hear me out.We track down Tashigi and try to recruit her, better than letting her continue being a marine.
>>5416507Lol, it ain't happening