Archive :https://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Dragon%2C+Dungeon%2C+Strategy%2C+Warhammer%2C+City+buildingYou are Sidridijika [The Harbringer of Miracles] the white Magus, a crystal dragon. A young one, hatched in the early spring ten months ago. Not a wyrmling anymore, but still far from adulthood.Last, but not least, your Strategy prowess, developped since you are an hatchling thanks to a cabinet filled with miniatures of soldiers from all the world's armies and a book detailling their forces and weaknesse; gifted reluctantly by your Mother.Your defining features are your Arcanic affinity; the legacy of your draconic ancestor, your Presence; inherent to your crystaline blood, Your Flight mastery, the way you broke out of your egg, and your Breath, light element multi shaped tool.You started a conflicting relationship with your litter. However, circumstances made you closer as you had to team up to survive the dreaded dragon hunters, which killed Father. Now you only have your prized crystal necklace as a memento: an extraplanar space you can fill with your own things, allies, or even unwilling enemies after an arcanic push.What about Mother? Well, some recent third eye vision might explain her behavior as natural and normal Draconic hatching mindwarp, and you decided to go look for her. More on that later.Now you have bounded as a pack with Little green, the hard headed and tough fighter emerald dragon, Little Purple, the cunning and tinkering Amethyst dragon and Little blue, your favorite, alchemy-gifted, fighting-deficient, mind-reader favorite sister.You luckily found really fast a location suitable for a lair worthy of your Pandraconium : a fallen dwarven hold, invaded with skavens, home of a Griffin and her cubs, which now have left the nest.You drive out most of the skavens, with the help of chaos warrior you tricked to fight for you until their death, then become friend with the monster of the third floor.You recruited nearby humans to serve as canon fodder against the rat tide coming right for your lair. The humans were lead by a young noble, Hector, that tamed one of the griffin cub, Vaillant.Hector proceed to tie a deep relation with you, becoming your guardian. You bailed him out several time, until he saved your life by defeating countless undead while you were out after a demon hunt.He proceeded to transform into a worthy, then unstoppable fighter, thanks to the power brought by your link on one hand, and the runic relic he found on the other, leading two squads of battle-proven Errant Knights.You then acquired your first inhabitant, an human girl named Agathe you healed from a condition crippling her mental abilities, and hope to turn into a Dragon Priestess, whatever that means.
You met some highborn elves and a dragon faithful to their cause, which lead to a name-giving ceremony for the four or you.Your siblings have been named Verthicha (The Mountain), Throdenslemoni (Of Many shapes), and Wanotreyxkaiv (The Princess)You also recruited a master Runesmith, Borri Ironbrow, and one thing leading to an other, Urist Fonderferson the steel smith and Thurmoum, the Orichalcum smith. You also have stolen the whole dwarven orichalcum reserve and kidnapped their king, corrupted by chaos. Strangely, the bearded Axe-crazy people doesn't seem to take goodly your benevolence.After a few battles, you succesfully routed skaven, dwarven and undead forces several times. Your sibling acquired their own guardians : Kvar the dwarven child, Verthicha's Mountainborn'Chadlin the snotlin, Verthicha's bedrock's steadiness'Edwyrd the dexterous highborn elf, Throdenslemoni's InfiltratorGwendolyne the Empire Noble, Wanotreyxkaiv's Gracious RulerHector overreacted to the loss of one of his fodder knight, but this ain't a story about them anyway.You are slowly tuning your lair to your taste and need, with the crafting of the Three-Moon Astrolabus, the Orichalcum Scepter, and the Glass Pannel flooring, respectively enhancing your Divination, Light Magics and Breath attacksRight now, you are on a quest to find Mother.Well, it started like this. But dwarves saw you, captured you and Throdenslemoni, you escaped, saved your sister, and try to stage a coup at their hold totally not out of spite but for their greater good.
>Crit fail in Breath-HuntingThe stars are beautiful. This thought have bounced a thousand time in your head tonight. It distracted you from hunting, and you've been flying for several hours, remembering how far you've come.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTWOAJJ9s1gThis is a complete disaster, one that will have consequences on your stamina. >White will suffers one level of exhaustionBack to the camp, the dwarves are asleep around a campfire's embers, with a good chunk of a big-roasted something remaining."You've been out for a long time. Found an old treasure?- Sort of.- I'll share the meat with you, but you have to share the riches with me. It's fair?- Not really, you have this treasure too. Memories.- Like when we shared hunt's spoils as hatchling. Or you share your necklace's safe space despite me and Verthicha being mean instead of sending us on our way as safer diversions.Good memories."You'll have to take decisions about new day. Jerking around in the hills and forest didn't got you anything, and might not give anything today either.>Jerk around in the hills and forest anyway. Find the beehives.>Go in the hold frontally, kill and maim anything in the way, and Coup Lenopaon style.>Go in the hold with stealth [Hard]>Go in the hold with Infiltration [Who? How?]>Time for a definitely-not-a-scam Miracle.
>>5517130>Jerk around in the hills and forest anyway. Find the beehives.Let's try this again.
>>5517130>Jerk around in the hills and forest anyway. Find the beehives.That was a cute little family moment.
>>5517127QM, did you save the thumbnail instead of the image?Because it's very small when I try to open it.
>>5517130>Jerk around in the hills and forest anyway. Find the beehives.There can not be that much territory in a reasonable walking distance that it should be hard to find these Beehives today.
>>5517149I think I did indeed
>>5517128>Hector overreacted to the loss of one of his fodder knight, but this ain't a story about them anyway.Fodder.... FODDER?!?!He was a Paladin of the Lady and Hector copied his Smite Ability. How could he be Fodder. XD
>>5517163Nobody said anything last thread about the same sentence in the opening :^)
>>5517166i did not read that sentence... or post last time to be fair ;)
>>5517130>Jerk around in the hills and forest anyway. Find the beehives.Bees are cool, I wonder if their is any giant bees around?
>>5517130>Time for a definitely-not-a-scam Miracle.Use it or lose it. The best way to improve the skill is to use it!
>>5517130>Time for a definitely-not-a-scam Miracle.
>>5517137>>5517144>>5517152>>5517178>>5517333>>5517683Locking in jerkin around.>1 anon roll 1d20 perception, DC 10
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>5518031
>FailureThe weather is nice, the forest is welcoming. That almost makes you forget your lack of sleep.However, after two hours in the woods, a voice is heard among your little troop."What are we exactly doing?- Looking for the beekeeperrr, to prrovide an alibi for you guys on why you dezzerrted, to infiltrrrate the hold.- Yeah, that doesn't look like it works. Either we do something real, or I'm out>Write-in what you're doin'
>>5518113Wait, could we roll one more perception dice if our sister helps? She can fly too.
>>5518113>Write-in what you're doin'Coffee anon here with my sleep demons. Why are we after this one bee keeper guy again? Hes just a bee keeper. Instead why not go chat up some scouts to convince to join us? Or, ask our two dwarven friends here if there are any above group outposts? Scout posts? Places above ground for dwarves to alert the hold of things....you know what I mean. If that doesnt work then I vote we attempt another miracle.
>>5518125This seems like a good idea. Target isolated outposts to convince of our goal and smiggle ourselves and loyalists in with a Shiftchange. Then continue our spreading of the word of overthrowing the greedy thanes.
>>5518113I think it might be netter to start looking for more isolated patrols and trying to get them on our side.If we can recruit someone quickly enough, they might be able to return to the keep and work as an insider.Getting a priest or lower ranked noble eventually is our best bet in the long term, but it will be harder.
>>5518125>>5518125>>5518132>>5518157>Go find scout and patrolsAlright boys, I guess you're doing it the smart way by splitting with one of the guard while letting the other one with the blond guy and stockpiling klepto and Purple>2 anon roll me 1d100 luck
Rolled 64 (1d100)>>5518546
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>5518546
>>5518590Eeeyyyyy thank you coffee of thecday. Mmmmm pumpkin spice with marshmallows.
>>5518546I dont know much about the 9th age. Why is it called that? What happened to ther other eight ages?
Sorry for the delay, trying to make things interesting and engaging and struggling a bitNinth age is the current era. Some major things happens, justifying and or beginning of new epoch. Please don't spoil yourself on that, it might come as a plot point
>>5519795I believe time may have past but I am not 100% on that>>5519808Quick question QM, if we were to get giant dumbells for Green, would that by chance increase his physical stats?
>>5519844>Implying he hasn't made a full set of 10-grams increment dumbells for him as his guardian to liftoff, principal success being defined by Mass% progress
>>5519866That is true, perhaps we should gift him some Gromil or whatever other fantasy metal turned into dumbells as a gift.
>>5519866Is Hector dummy thicc, or limbo thicc? Both?
>>5520022Athle Thicc, duh
Rolled 17, 17 = 34 (2d20)>>5520022No matter how thick he will not be thicker than Allonoso Callria. Loves to cook Bit of an Alchemist. most of his potions are just medieval Energy drinks.we will see if it works out or not XD
>>5520803I like him.Maybe he can be an imperial knight instead? Gwen is going to need retainers now that she has the castle back
>>5520803Also I bet he would get along great with Grudim.
>>5520805maybe he could be. On the lookout for a proper Lord or Lady to serve i would guess. And with his stats he is likely very survivable.But in the End it is QM's decision since i did not go as in depth as i did with Claire or our good Edgelord part Ork Julius Carnelion>>5520806he would also get along quite well with Claire i would imagine. Sharing tips for cooking and unusual ingredients.
While looking for more dwarves to corrupt, you stumble on a dwarf fit with armor and weaponry. Another guard.>64 : partial success Seeing you, his first reflex is to draw his axe and shout for reinforcement. But he stops right on his track upon seeing his comrade on your side."Fili?"-No, Bili. I'm Kili.- Y'a aint dead? Ya join da wyrm?- Let me bring you up to speed... Are they born as a caste of soldiers, with similar names? Are those sworn names? Is that mere luck? The mystery lingers while your co-conspirator enroll one more dwarf in your revolution.Happy with yourself, your bigger party goes toward the meeting point, while you wonder about dwarf naming peculiarities.>91 : Frank successTo be met with a collection of ten foragers which have joined your sister. Looks like the common dwarf can be swayed fast enough. Another proof of the uneasiness plaguing that hold.However, dwarves are loyal. This can go awfully wrong, when the Thane will come back. And the dwarves closer to the power, or benefiting from the greed, will be a sure obstacle.Despite everything, your little conspiracy looks like it goes well. >... Well enough to let it run on its own. You have places to go, people to meet, time to move on.>You have enough inside dwarves. Missing one and dragons in the necklace, foragers inside, Morph Purple as Bili, go purge the command>Infiltrate as stated above, keep corrupting dawis. You have to rock up those numbers.
>>5520819>Infiltrate as stated above, keep corrupting dawis. You have to rock up those numbers.One of them can just carry us inside where we can continue corrupting dwarfs to turn against their Leadership.
>>5520819>Infiltrate as stated above, keep corrupting dawis. You have to rock up those numbers.
>>5520819btw QM. is >>5520803okay for an Empire Knight Post?Would you want something more?
>>5520819>Infiltrate as stated above, keep enlightening dawis. You have to rock up those numbers.
>>5520810Well, I was thinking beyond just their love of cooking, because the way I wrote Grudim, his food were a bit close to accidental alchemy,giving buffs and the like, since I was trying to rip off Grom the Pounch.So someone that has an interest in both alchemy and cooking would be curious about it
>>5520842oh right. The Goblin eating a Troll uncooked and surviving. Funny story.I was thinking Claire because she likes to use unusual ingredients which could possibly come close to Alchemy.
But now I'm imagining a feast with Allonoso, Claire and Grudim cooking together, at the same time helping eachother and butting heads on the way things should be done.Some times it's good to have a bit of comic relief. I used to dislike greenskins when I got introduced into warhammer, but now they are my favorite.
>>5520819>Infiltrate as stated above, keep purifying dawis. You have to rock up those numbers.We do not “corrupt”. We “purify”. This is an important if arbitrary distinction since we’re fighting chaos here.
>>5520833Perfect.Might be an equitanian Knight though.
>>5520844I'll be honest, I forgot she did things dungeon meshi style.>>5520847It means this could possible end up happening for real
>>5520849it matters little since i gave no real explanation for his background.might do some more Knightposting later on if i find some more inspirational pictures>>5520854she hasnt done so on Camera i think. Though she has been the cook for the group so far.
>>5520819>Infiltrate as stated above, keep corrupting dawis. You have to rock up those numbers.We need more soldier types plus we need some dwarfs who have influence like priests and smiths and such. Ask the dwarves for possible candidates to join us.
Rolled 17, 8 = 25 (2d20)>>5520849>Thomaz Jericho>Born in a noble Family of Cavaliers>Pampered upbringing with a strict father and overbearing mother>Loves Birdwatching. Collected the Feathers for his Helmcrest himself from his Hunting Falcons. >Can Sew and made his cloak by himself with the Feathers of his favorite falcon after it died.
>>5521070Seems likes his bird autism is bit too much for most people to handle, but he's good at fighting.
Rolled 10, 17 = 27 (2d20)>>5520849>Cicero Citrano>Born into a very rich but young family line>The younger Citrano Twin>A lot more nimble than his older brother>Had an affair with his personal maid and was send out on errance to prevent a Scandal after the Maid was found pregnant
>>5521070>>5521074oh wait we are knight posting again? Now is my time!
>>5520849>Goldram Citrano>Born into a very rich but young family line>The older Citrano Twin>Always found looking at the Personal Guard of his father and wishing to become a noble knight>A bit more dim than his younger brother>Always wanted to go on Errance and was very enthusiastic when his brother joined him as well.>>5521076i warned QM that i would be posting again and he did not shut me down..... so... maybe
Rolled 17, 16 = 33 (2d20)>>5521078forgot to roll.....
>>5521074>>5521078Are their family into the orange juice business? First thing that came into my mind with the colour and name.Maybe they are southerners
>>5520819>corruptMy good sir I believe the word you looking for is *enlighten*.>>5521074>>5521078I'm liking these knight posting so far. The older brother gives me "simple country boy" vibes.
>>5521084Well my inspiration was the bowl of Tangerines that i had today for Snacks at work. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tangerine>>5521085The older brother is a lot more honest and genuinely good. The younger brother is a lot more self centered what with him being not the most competent at fighting. Also the Dice really played into them i have to say.
>>5521090I guess the Citrus joke ended up being true.My head canon is now that their family land produces limes, lemons, oranges, tangerines and grapefruit, and they only became rich recently because of scurvy protection.Boat knight probably knows them.
>>5521095Boat knight and citrus knights probably have some form or relation, be it trading partners or friends. They definitely deal with each other due to boat night's family's capacity to ferry citrus goods, and citrus knight's goods protecting sailors from scurvy with their fruits and with grog. Grog or scrumpy. What ever that diluted booze sailors drink.
Rolled 1, 18 = 19 (2d20)>>5520849>Kurt Balleran>young man from a very old family and second son of his fathers second wife. (first wife died in childbirth and his father remarried after a year of mourning)>found life at court stifling and gladly went on errance after he found that life in a monastic order did not shapoe up to his expectations>He is very pious refusing to skip morning and evening prayers unless absolutely necessary. >>5521095>>5521101sounds like a plan.
>>5521108ouch... he cant fight at all.... damn. he is gonna get selected for sure. unless someone very capable takes him under their wings.
>>5521108The man would be a great priest, but absolutely sucks at this knight business.
>>5521115yeah... well not anyone can be Master Edgelord Julius XD
>>5521125Or Nicolas "The Hammer" Martel, or Tyler "Parry this Casual" Gunn
Rolled 14, 19 = 33 (2d20)>>5520849>Robert Durran>Born to a family of renowned warriors >Has two younger brothers of varying relations with>Preferred weapon is the hammer for sheer dumb power >Quite a jolly person now to see if my luck is still in the drains >>5521129How many errants do we have? We have Hectors band and Mathias's band, am I missing any?
>>5521132Ah, a manA lot, there are the ones we made in the thread, plus the ones we already had and I think two more made afterwards, that QM said will fit in as actual knights, not errants.Although we know atleast two are gone, either dead or MIA
>>5521137I accidentally deleted the part that I sad "a man after Nicolas own heart" while writing the second part
>>5521137Boniface and who else? Yeah I know these are knights and not errants but I just assumed QM grouped them together to make it easier to know who is where instead of having to keep tabs on them all because that would be impossible
>>5521146Oh, I forgot Boniface died. That's atleast 3 thenI meant the asshole that was with Hector initially, before the first round of knighposting, that decided to charge an army and disappeared.And the one QM said should have been a wizard, he revelaed he was dead during the tournament and we were searching for someone that could read Renée's letter.
>>5521132so we have a Mathias Fanboy XDneat. he is very charismatic and will be the life of the party. The Tombkings would hate him.
>>5521172I thought Mathias was running B team while Hector ran A team, am I mistaken? Besides this guy is based on Robert Baratheon, sadly his fighting is not the highest (still good tho) but he has his charisma!
>>5521176... maybe i am misremebering something....no your right. Mathias is the Captain of the B Team yeah. We should maybe ask for more Errants that might be trustworthy to help secure our position in the future. So yeah that should read Nicholas. Robert Baatheon.... is he from some book? Sounds vaguely familiar.
>>5521183It's from Song of Ice and Fire, that series famous for having a show with a bad final season
>>5521183Game of Thrones aka Bobby G(He was the king at the start of the show and the beginning of the books till he was assassinated through a hunting accident due to being overly intoxicated which was the catalyst for the conflicts ahead) Originally I wanted to make Stannis Baratheon but I could not find a picture of his full armour which is sad but perhaps next time around. >>5521185That season really killed any influence it had in pop culture, huh? At least the new series is pretty good and when the fatass releases his next book in 2029 it may revive some of the hype.
>>5521185aaaahhhhh. okay. that explains it. I read the first two books.... then it just became too meandering in the third and i dropped the series. >>5521187thank you for your explanation and it makes sense now. He was King of the Stag or something like that before his death.i never watched the series to be honest. i was just not interested.
>>5521185>Show with a bad final seasonAh, that show where a mafia family sat around a table eating, when a guy who piloted a boat into a hurricane came into their winter cabin and then asked whether they wanted the red, blue, or green ending before it cut to black?Yeah. Good show up until the end. I could be misremembering it though, I’ve blocked it out pretty well.
Rolled 5, 8 = 13 (2d20)>>5520849>Phillipe Ovassia>A young man from a poor background> created his own first weapon by rejigging a Scythe into a Warscythe>It quickly broke but not before he managed to kill a bandit attacking him when he went onto Errance. He plundered the body taking the Armor for himself.>He managed to take out a band of bandits with quite a bit of luck and some poison in their water supply. >He rescued a traveling Smith and his family who made a new weapon for Phillipe which he still uses to this day. >Is a bit of a Slob when it comes to maintenance. Lets see if the dice say i should stop now.
>>5521203The malnutrition in his early years must have hit him hard.
>>5521203yeah... i should stop now. Poor bastard. At least he can fight somewhat. But people are not gonna like him a lot.
>>5521206yeah. sad that the Artwork did not appease the Chaotic Dice Gods. but i did have several good knights today. wanna try your hand yourself?
>>5521210My creativity ran out in the first round of Knight and Goblin posting.I might be able to think of more cliches to follow if there is a new race.
More errant for the chaos abomination to feed on!Ops, I mean... Definitely, keep knight posting, i'm enjoying it.
Rolled 3, 1 = 4 (2d20)>>5521210well since Robert is my first knight posted and apparently you can post multiple I will try my hand at one more Also, I am looking back to the first round of knight posting and turns out Robert and Nicholas would be on the same wavelength >>5521215not unless we crit roll everything QM>>5520849>Cesar Daviau >A man from a commoner background >Spent most of his early life travelling and values honour above all else>Crippling snake enjoyer >Preferred weapon is the spear
>>5521223its a very obvious sign
>>5521223ouch.... that sucks man.>>5521213i like to find a picture and then come up with a small story to it. That is how i make the knights. Not the most original probably But serviceable i think. >>5521215are you telling us the king of Hectors Country is posessed?
>>5521223The commoners are getting slaughtered.
>>5521228What? Corrupted leader as a gimmick? Giving a reason that's not grimderp for several kingdom in a full blown war? What do you mean anon?Feel free to create new Knight/magus, Knight/druids, Knight/tinkerer, I really enjoyed Boat knight and 'tis a shame he dropped of the spotlight.A bit meta knowledge, but you're rolling for the next Errant generation as Spring draw closer and a special event will happen at the Equinoxe
>>5521245alright alright. then i might do some more other things. might take a while. have preparations for DND tomorrow evening and a day long event before playing.
>>5521245and before anyone knew it, every knight in Equitaine was actually loyal to white the entire time
>>5521245I made boat knight, I'm glad you liked him.Bretonnia's navy always felt forgotten, more then the faction itself. Probably because it being a sea power was part of the specialist game Man O War lore. It was before I knew this was based on ninth age.
>>5521250What are you running? Module or homemade campaign? Story time please? I can tell how I'm bullying my players in Strahd
>>5521271Its Homebrew. Their BBEG is an ancient magician wishing to return his long since destroyed home to a proper place after an infernal bargain resurrected him long after the Kingdoms fall. For that he ressurrects the Kingdoms old nobility until he can transfer their power to himself to take control of the Kingdom ancient Golem Armies and elevate himself into the Place of Godking over the lesser races.Right now my players are invading a lair of their BBEG that was camouflaged as a caravan resting spot with an Inn, several small shops and all covered by a big wall to keep out "Animals". They want to sabotage the Spellscrollprdouction Operation there and after fooling the commander of the local Garisson that they were sent by the owner they were allowed to go into the underground parts. Where they encountered some pretty dangerous monstrous Guards which they defeated but only killed one off. Now they are on a time Limit to finish the disruption before the Garisson or more such monstrous Guards come down on top of their head. Pic attached is the Homebrew statblock. and the BBEG is currently gathering these leftover soldiers of a primordial conflict and binding them to his service through the magic he discovered.
Rolled 15, 19 = 34 (2d20)>>5521245>Ishin Marou>Son of a Pyromancer, who was hunted down after "accidentally" burning down a village His father fell to chaos and Ishin burned his Father himself before renouncing his former name and alliegances and going into exile. He himself hates the dark gods because of this>Knows some basic Pyromancy but is a lot more comfortable with his weapon in hand to enchant it with fire. >Seeks a way to purify those corrupted with Fire while they still live so they can atone in life before being executed.
Rolled 4, 13 = 17 (2d20)>>5521245>Drado Kulmeier>Second Son to a minor noble who took an interest in magic at a young age when he realized he could shape earth without even touching it. >Practiced his Powers in secret and learned to draw power from the earth. >Took to the Errance to practice more destructive forms of Magic away from more prying eyes and increase his mastery without threatening other people.>a decent bloke when it comes to drinking and feasting>A bit snobish until he gets to know people.
Rolled 15, 13 = 28 (2d20)>>5521245>Kerava>A Follower of the Path of Druidism and grew up without ever knowing his parents for sure in a more nature loving community>Created his own armor by scavenging metal plates and binding them together with living vines nurtured by his magic>Took to the Errance to hopefully gain ownership of his communes woods to protect them from outsiders>Has some pretty nasty scaring from encounters with Beastmen and wild beasts in the woods.
>>5521245Are the other post-voting knights from the other thread going to appear?Agilulfe, Willem the Gray, Thomas De Verley.
Rolled 10, 12 = 22 (2d20)Dono RaftmanAge 35Height 5' 10">Strong Swimmer>Minor Arcane Education (mostly theory)> Actual spells are just basics used for magic sensing, identification, and study.> Knows obscure gambling lore>Not Very Arcane Talented- just is his passion.>Bad habit of wagering his equipment while gambling> Favors short blades, the staff, and dirty fighting
>>5521933Pic didnt work. Huh.
>>5521824Interesting. Here is how my last session of Curse of Strahd wentPlayers got Ireena out of Strahd's dirty hands. Strahd didn't understand and invited them to the castle. They stroke a deal - tell him where she went and they can wander around in the castle with Rahadin as a tour guide, or don't and die. They did, Strahd got a bit mad, they went out, walked 15 minutes before raising Leomund's tiny hut. They woke up on the castle drawbridge, with Strahd having raised adventurer Vampyrean to great them : a werewolf thief to match the bard having a bad time with wolves, a Druidess for the heavy-armored priest that doesn't like heat metal that much, a vampyromancer for the ice draconic sorcerer. The ranger's nemesis was the post sign.They won way too easily. Next time they'll be ambushed by 4 tortle Kensei Monk, each equipped with 2 or 3 tactical Vampireberries and full sacs of ball bearing.
>>5521960Neato i have to say.Good party composition but the enemies lacked meatshilds. Maybe a hundred or so Mephits would have done the trick.
>>5521962That and the ranger build deals tons of damage : Crossbow master + Sharpshooter Monster hunter where I allow "marks" to stack on a bonus action so that the ranger mechanics actually interract with each other gives stupidly good burst
Rolled 12, 17 = 29 (2d20)>>5521245Petit Dieu, soon to be squire to Sir Hector.A young child who one day stumbled upon Griffinmount, a bloodied muddied amnesiac mess. Through the kindness of his sponsored mentor, the child joined the knight as his squire, always there to aid his elder to the best of his abilities, especially through his abilities. Though his circumstances were unfortunate, one could consider him blessed by The Lady herself. A mane of hair purer than the whitest snow, eyes as kind as sunshine, and a soul suffused *her* light, it is no wonder that young Dieu was gifted a fragment of her magic in the form of healing.Though at times this squire of Hector may be prideful, or greedy, or a massive trickster, he is kind and considerate where it matters.This is my disguise for White if he ever wants to pretend to be a human, or have an excuse on how to fight like a humanoid from Hector. Fuckin, the first hint was in the name. It literally means "Little Dragon" in french.b.s. Pic is some random anime child I found off the internet.
>>5521972I'm afraid it means "little god", you were aiming for "Petit Dragon" or "Petit Guivre"
>>5521987fuck it's late, yeah I meant little god not little dragon. The translation was too obvious to use dragon. Anyways I hope White learns to shapeshift into at least 1 form.
>>5520819Consensus on >Infiltrate as stated above, keep corrupting dawis. You have to rock up those numbers.You will focus on soldiers, smiths, and priests.>4 anon roll 1d20 Diplomacy, Manipulation skill
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>5522027In the hopes to make the DC lower, we should communicate with our new gaggle of allies and ask them about the soldiers, smiths, and priests they know: who they are certain are unsatisfied with the corrupt government. If not those people, then people close to them that are dissatisfied, then they would influence the people of interest through either familial relations, peer pressure, or just fucking smacking the back of their heads for not seeing the demon possessed dwarves.
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>5522056forgot my dice
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>5522057should I stop rolling?
>>5522069Am busy this afternoon , so rejecting this one roll, let other anon play
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>5521960They better be named after the ninja turtles>>5522027I was sleeping
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>5522027Shame, it was a good roll.
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>5522027
>>5522057>>5522106neat still good rolls. >>5521960today my players faced several invisible Quasits using Spellscrolls. From Rays of Frost and Fairy Fire to Fireball there was a gauntlet while a Phoenix Pyromancer charged a Fire Tornado to incinerate everything around himself and on the same Level as he.They actually managed to talk him down and get some more information on their BBEG while securing several Spellscrolls. Sadly they later enraged the Tavernkeeper who also turned out to be a Deathless monstrosity though they drove her off. Then they plundered the bar, despoiled her room and stole her diary before leaving as quickly as they could. so yeah. all in all a succesful session with around six encounters both phyiscal and social.... and the night after leaving the Rest stop there will be a nice surprise by a very pissed of Alchemist that they stole several expensive things from not too long ago
>>5522042>>5522057>>5522090>>5522106>16,17 : two successAsking for advice to your p̵̢̧̰͉͕̝̊͛̍́͒͒̑͂͌̒́̄̑͑̂̿̽̓̎͗͛́̌̒̈́̑͛̉͋̇̊̒́͌̓̽́̓͌̉̂͐̀̃͘̕̕͜͠͝͠͝͠ͅų̴̨̧̢̨̧̧̧̡̢̱̠̝̮͉͍̭̖͚͍̘̙̰̞̥͕͍̱̝̺͓̺̦͖͉͙͇̦̼̰̘͈̣̘̤̘̠̹͙͈̯̮̗͍̭̖̟̖̹͔̭̤̣̙̪͉̗̩̪͕͈̿͑́͗̇̈́̈̉͂̒̊̾̚͜͜͜͜͝͠ͅͅͅͅr̷̨̛̛̛̛̤̭͚̟̪̦̞̮̭̘̬͕̘̼̝̝̪͕̟̤̱͐̏̎̒͐͊̀̓͒̃̾͊̽̐͑̄̿̏̑͑̈͛͆͛̌̉̽̀̓̿̀́̆͌̈́́̿͛͂́͋̍́̉͒̊̈́̓̀̈̈́̀͑̑̏̿̑͌̚̚͘̕̚̚͝͠͝͠ḭ̴̢̡̳̯͈̜̩̟̟̰̒͑͘͜ͅf̶̢̛̛̛͓͕̜̖̩̬̰̞̞̙̗̦̮̫͕̮͕͉͋͋̉̾̇͛̇͂̈́̊̿͒͌̀̐͗̃̏̈́̐͒̈̋̈́̊͒̾̾̀̄̆͐̆͑̓̏͆͌̀̄̎̀̈́̆̉͆̀̈́̿͆̊̕͘̕̕͘͜͝͝i̴̧̨̡̧͍̯̻̟̟̣͚̝̟̣̘̣̹̼͓̟̦̫̙̩̱̬̻͈̥̼̼̥̞͖̬̥͌͐̐̉͂̾̎̑͑͆̏͗̇́͐͗̌̓̄͂̑̈́̄̿͋̔͂͌͗̌̄̊́̍̀̽͌̊̈́͂̚̕͘͜͠͝ͅȩ̸̡̨̡̫̳̯͓̪͎̻̬̠͉͇̜͇̮̩̜̦͕͈̦͙̣̪̦̰̋̉̑̈́̿̉̾͑͑̐̇̆͜͜͠͠͝͝ͅḏ̶̨̨̗̮̥̠̥̪̜̜͓̟͚̗͔͉̳̥̦̝̣͈̤͇̮̜̱͓̘̰̩̤͓͓̣̝͔͎̠̘͇̰̼̼̮̞̭̦̜̗̫̥̣̩̼͇̦̭̫͓̞̤̜͕͕̯̩̜̜͌̃́̑͂͂͒̀́̾͗͒͋̀̊̀̓̒̆̋̈̿́̊̊̆̂̃̈͐̋̒̌̍̒́̔͑̔̽͆͌͐̍͆͋̄̒̓̈́̑̇̇́̾́̾̑̃̄͛͊̓̀̈́̓͊̾̀̊͂̾̑̍̽́̀̚͘̚̕͜͜͝͠͝͝͝͠͠͠͠͝ͅ dwarves, you found two marks that you turn to your cause: the first is a thundersmith, prestigious caste of the crafter of black powder. The second is the interim guard captain, Maxu."Okay, what's next?"A earth-shattering sound resonates."Is the hold under attack?- No. The Thane is back.">Drop the masquerade. Kill the Thane. Make the dawi recognize you as a better opportunity>Leave the hold with roots of uprising>Keep up the stealth operation
>>5523703>Keep up the stealth operation
>>5523703>Keep up the stealth operationWe can try and use magic when he calls an assembly to draw out the demon in front of everyone.
>>5523703>Keep up the stealth operationthis is bad but now that we know of two key players, if we can get those 2 guys on our side alongside our dozen of already converted guys I think we can do this rather quickly with the thane still in the hold but we have to be sneakier now.
>>5523703>Keep up the stealth operation>spoop textDamn dude, I thought we were the good guys? Are we bad?
>>5523703How many dwarves we got now? 7 farmers, 1 theif, 1 probably guard, the guard captain, and a thunder smith?We should probably use the captain's position to get his men converted as well.
Dwarf count :Former guard leader Lorg with a borrowed runic swordCurrent guard leader by Interim and potentially romantic interest of the former MaxuDurr the kleptomaniac soap makerKili, Fili and Bili, guards (armored, axe, see picrel)10 foragers (short bow, crossbow, rangers)
>>5523706>>5523711>>5523738>>5523755>Keep up the stealth operation"No. The Thane is back.- That doesssn't change anythhing. Let's keep up with the plan... Tomorrrrow. All of you go back to yourr home and family, and we'll meet again in rangerrr's guild hall afterrr deparrturre of the otherr one forr coordination. Lorg and Durr, you'rre still confined to the necklace"You have a hearty meal, that Maxu says it is whipe Vine bread, with a plump helmet stew adorned with various Caverneous game, concluding the meal with some sweet Pods oat biscuits, with Sunberries soup. You can't help but think that Hector would have enjoyed that meal. But you don't have enough mental energy to allocate to that dork right now, the last week's communication were laconic messages to keep you updated about the developments and whereabouts. Somehow, Claire, Pauline, Hyetta, Evette and Renée got kidnapped by Ogres, too many for the squads to directly deal with, and Guillot-initiated cross-dressing fake capture based antics happened. They were succesful, but Hector feels deep shame about the whole endeavor and everybody promised to never talk about it, except around each other and a bit inebriated because Guillot's resulting raunchy song is a knee-slapper.After a good night of sleep Exhaustion removed, you're ready to face a new day. Getting carried to the Ranger's hall, something's wrong. The hall is full, for starters.
>>5524592>Guillot-initiated cross-dressing fake capture based anticsGuillot is a looney tunes character confirmedI like your mentions of dwarf fortress foods
You can only gaze nervously from the pocket you're tucked in. The good thing, except the thundersmith, all of your allied inside are present.Bad news, the Thane, his squad, and what appear to be the brother, or maybe cousin, of Father's bane, is also present amid ranks of guards and sharpshooter - guards including your allies Maxu, Kili, Fili and Bili, looking uncomfortable."Fear not, loyal souls. For I, Thane Kisdrumm, won't hold you back from your dutiful work for long...- The wyrm is indeed among them, Thane.- Our long-dreaded foe, the treacherous dragon kin, is among us. It's lesser known to avoid panics, but the wyrms can shapeshift. It could be anyone of us. It could be you!", the Thane point at one of the neighbour of your carrier, that steps back, as punched"Or you! or you. Have you seen anyone behave strangely amidst you, dwarves? Someone missing for extended duration? You can either denounce your suspicion outright, that we can confirm, or we'll comb everyone. And the longer we retain you, the longer you are delayed to work. You won't have deduction from your daily production taxes for the time spent here, so act wisely. >There must be something you can do to remain hidden? Attempt to foul the Thane and the Slayer>You still have surprise for you. Go for the kill>You have an audience within the mob. Strategically placed, it can turn them with you with well thought speech
>>5524600The soap-maker job is also Dwarf fortress reference. Your first migrant are always Soap maker and Gelder, never stonemason or surgeon
>>5524604can we feel Chaos Corruption from within the Thane? if so maybe we could drive it out and make them see that their lord is posessed by a demon.
>>5524592dwarf fortress references ae always a plus (I keep on getting attacked by were beasts for some reason) also I want to hear about this crossdressing story >>5524604ok this is interesting, QM how many are in the room in total? I would like to know the exact numbers. Our best chance is to convince the rest of the unturned guards here and detain the thane.
>>5524604>You have an audience within the mob. Strategically placed, it can turn them with you with well thought speechThe Thane and Slayer are the impostors, eject them
>>5524605Nice. Only now realized that Maxu and Lorg have some kind of relationship. Is Maxu a woman? They might make for a good Thane couple if we succeed in the rebellion.
>>5524613>62 foragers>25 guards>>5524618This is only half of the question. Dwarfs of both sexes have beards. There is a 50/50 gender ratio, but female and male are indistinguishable once clothed.Dwarfs prefer not to spend much time on the subject; the dwarfish language has a gender neutral pronoun, usually rendered as "he" when speaking human languages. Dwarfish courtship is an incredibly tactful affair, primarily concerned with finding out which gender the other dwarf is. Despite the awkwardness that comes of this, it is traditionally considered rude to discuss female dwarfs in conversation. So, no clues on what kind of "private bits" any of the dwarves you have home.
>>5524648woah those numbers are quite skewed and not in our favour. So anybody got any ideas?
>>5524661my idea was to force the demon or its taint out of the Thane and reavealing it for everyone. Then try something similar to what we already told the other dwarfs and make a case that we did not start the conflict only defended ourselves after being attacked unprovoked.
Looks like getting out and try to convince the guard of the Thane corruption is your best bet.>5 anon roll 1d20 Light Magic, spell Cleanse
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>5524681Gods of fortune. Will you bend us over again?
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>5524681
>>5524683Well, this isn't a good omen
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>5524681
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>5524694Ok
>>5524699And that's 2 critfails now.Our luck takes a dive everytime we interact with dwarves.
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>5524681
>>5524700its three crits now. But only one Success. Which is enough luckily.
>>5524683>>5524684>>5524689>>5524699>>5524705Ok, that's one crit success, one success, two critfails and one failure.Dice is swingy today
>>5524708this is NORMAL!!! And completely fine. I had no momentary heart attack.
>>5524711I wonder if coofe anon will be angry
>>5524712Shit, I misspelled coffee.Anyway, please go easy on us, this was a difficult decision. The slayer seems to be able to feel draconic influence and most of our lads didn't have an alibi.
>>5524712i am also not too happy about this turn of events. i would have hoped to have a couple more days to work our honeyed words so that the Thane wouldnt even be let in unless he was in Chains.
And regarding the current ruleset, that is a critical success.Don't worry, I'm only waiting for an opportunity to patch thisThe extended ruleset I had in mind would had turned that into a "bareline success", mechanical success with a bit of flavor on how close to the edge it was and maybe reduced effects for later rollsYou jump out of you necklace, dwarves around you side stepping in surprise."Good dwarrrrves, your thane is corrupt and under the influence of the Ruinous Powers... And I can prove it"Light shrouds the Thane, until the familiar oily tendrils materialize in his back, shrouding him. The inky substance seems to be made of pile of coins. You have their attention, but hear some whispers."How could we know this thing we're sawing is not an illusion projected by the wyrm?">Time for a difficult Persuasion roll. Bring your best talking points to convince dwarves>Difficult because you won't have a lot of time for saying words : slayer grabbed his? weapon and is making his way in your direction
>>5524718>"My light only reveals falshoods and who has not noticed how greedy he was keeping you here and demanding the same as if you worked the entire day even if he kept you the entire day. Would Honor allow such?"
>>5524716See post >>5517130 and picrel about losing time while jerking around
>>5524723oh i absolutely get that. there could not have been a convenient storm under the mountains to keep the Thane occupied for a day or two more ;) just joking
>>5524724That would have fall under the realm of Miracle, which is still something on the table at this exact moment
>>5524718>"Does illusions melt artifacts, plans on murdering traders and imprisons those that are disagree? Does illusion expand your treasury with no care for honour?">"I've avoid hurting dawi, while you seek to murder them in cold blood. There is only one corruptor in this hold, and it's the one puppeting the thane."
>>5524728this. this is good. even if we only get the first two sentences out.
>>5524731I could have said more, but we don't have time, so I I went for what I thought would be the most impactful.Slayers take the oath because of a tragedy. So maybe calling out the thanes actions they can ask themselves who is lying to who. Or atleast buy us a few secondsMaybe say that if they stay in that path, they will bring doom to their own people, not their enemies?
>>5524728support Dawi are stubborn, not stupid. The fact that the thane asked them to do such dishonorable things is most likely weighing heavily on their minds and shaming the ancestors is a big no no to the dawi. Maybe bring up the fact we are still technically a child and asking why on earth we would attempt to fight all of Karaz Ankor and well, attempting to convince them all the thane is corrupt in the first place.
>>5524718>"Does the oily shadows, your Thane ordering the killing of traders, and strangely greedy change in nature not concern you? My goal is to purify your nobility of corruption, not kill them, and I need you help. Guards! Subdue your Thane so I may exercise the demon from his soul!"If we ask them to hold him down rather than let them be cool with us trying to kill them, that would probably make for an easier selling point.
>4 anon roll 1d20 Presence, subskill Empathy
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>5524857What other skills do we need to improve to increase presence?
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>5524857
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>5524857
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>5524857oh god we are fucked aren't we?
>>5524858>>5524860>>5524863>>5524868FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!"Sergeant Diceroller report to the local commisar. "and i even rolled a Crit Fail... shit.
>>5524879what even is an 11 and 13? Just normal successes?
>>5524882if it counts as peaceful negotiation. But unless we get some hefty DC decreases it will be difficult if not downright impossible to convince them. Maybe the 13 will be a success if we use the standard DC of 15 and the arguments presented reduce the DC by 2.
>>5524882I feel like they're just below threshold.
>>5524885On one hand he said this was a difficult check, on the other hand we're no longer exhausted and provided some arguements.
>>5524858>>5524860>>5524863>>5524868This is sad
>>5524858>>5524860>>5524863>>5524868>"Does illusions melt artifacts, plans on murdering traders and imprisons those that are disagree? Does illusion expand your treasury with no care for honour?">"I've avoid hurting dawi, while you seek to murder them in cold blood. There is only one corruptor in this hold, and it's the one puppeting the thane.">13 : Not convinced but not outright hostile, you missed the DC by two but compelling argument prevent the outright crit failOn a twelve, you would had a nice crowd of dwarf going mad at youThe slayer, with two really determined guards, stride forwards with determination, lifting his axe. Oh Fudge, is that handle a chain and not a pole?>Release Purple for the incoming fight>Don't put your sister in dangerAlso, choose fight strategy>Slayers can make most of teamwork. Put the guards out of commission as fast as possible to decrease encounter's dangerousness>Do not harm the normal dwarves. Focus on the slayer, avoid the other, as dangerous as it gets>Do not harm the dwarves, even the slayers, despite your best judgement against your survivability
>>5524912>Don't put your sister in danger>Do not harm the normal dwarves. Focus on the slayer, avoid the other, as dangerous as it gets>"I know I said I have not hurt dwarves, but I have a grudge with your family, Slayer."
>>5524918Actually>Release Purple for the incoming fightSince she is healed and res
>>5524912>Don't put your sister in danger>Do not harm the dwarves, even the slayers, despite your best judgement against your survivability>Go full defense and try to blind the incoming Dawi. No permanent harm will come to them but we might have some more time to try and convince the Dwards..>"I have great respect for your culture and wish no harm to come upon any of you. Is this the honor of the Dawi? Trying to kill Children like myself or peaceful Traders and destroying the artefacts of your ancestors for mere physical wealth?!!"
>>5524912>Do not harm the dwarves, even the slayers, despite your best judgement against your survivabilitythis is the best way to do this since even against a hostile dawi, we won't harm them because they are misguided
Write in are allowed but remember that Scam is always on the counter
>>5524919I can't believe I pressed post before I finished typing.Since she is healed and rested. Also the slayer isn't the only one with a teamwork bonus mechanic.
>>5524920support the write in partsShould we mention we are the apprentice of an apprentice of Thorek Ironbrow? Most importantly, should we use the scam guys?
>>5524931>should we use the scam guys?No. I think scam has backfire everytime we tried using it with dwarves.
>>5524933fair, but just in case we fail flashbang and communicate how do we combat the slayer?
>>5524937Just searched on how to fight against someone using a chain weapon.You got to dodge the attacks, bait one where he fully extends it, and them immediately pounces and hold down the arm and either break it or force them to drop the weapon.Under no circunstancies try to hold the chain itself, there is a ways where the attacker can use that to wrap the chain around your arm and imobilize you instead.Hardest part is that this is not a one-on-one, so the other two dwaves will probably try to cover any openings he makes.Thanks hema, weebs and self defense autists, you have helped a anon on a mongolian basket weaving forum create a strategy for a child dragon to fight an angry manlet.
>>5524941bring up a guide on how to deal with multiple aggressors
>>5524941Also, the flashbang would be useful for a fight as well, since it would make both him and the other dwarves flinch if it succeeds, meaning we can move in to break his arm without waiting for him to overcomit and without the danger of one of others stopping a counterattack
>>5524943I found some tips, other than the biggest one of just run away or defuse the situation.Stay on the move, make sure to not let yourself be surrounded, try to position in a way that they block eachother, always retreat after attacking, make sure that each attack is impactful.So basically, either avoid getting dragged in the middle of them all, do hit-and runs and try to make it multiple one-on-ones, or be on the defensive and punish mistakes until they give up.
>>5524959so basically we gotta take out the two guards first and then round it up with the slayer?
>>5524997Either that or try to take down the slayer first without the other two helping him.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fa-0tbmnUhsAs you are only two and a half basket weavers and this is an important decision, leaving that open a bit more, mainly because I don't want complaints about attempting a miracle hen things go inevitably, awfully wrong
>>5524931dont use the Miracle unless things go tits up. i would rather not risk it. >>5524941>>5524959hmmm... we have a one vs many skill which we are relatively proficent it. so maybe White already knows this. minus the Chain weapon bit.
>>5525107The votes so far areDon't bring out sister - 1Bring out sister - 1Fight only slayer - 1A bunch of things I searched on google on how to fight a chain weapon and multiple opponents - 1Fight no dwarves - 2Try to convince more while trying to stay on the defensive (strat for the above) - 2
>>5525117>>5524918>>5524919I'm going to change my vote to>Slayers can make most of teamwork. Put the guards out of commission as fast as possible to decrease encounter's dangerousness>Release Purple for the incoming fightJust try to not hurt the guards too much
>>5525107I vote bringing our our sister to use her space magic to teleport the dwarves, and continue trying to convince the dwarves we're right.
>>5524912>Don't put your sister in danger>Do not harm the dwarves, even the slayers, despite your best judgement against your survivability>”Some things are more important than a dragon’s pride and power. Thrice have the ruinous powers tried to claim my soul. Thrice I have rejected them. Once more, as they release you against me, I reject them.”>”My enemy above all puppets your Thane. If I must suffer to break your chains, so be it.”
>>5525914Dropped my name.
Rolled 2, 13, 14, 2 = 31 (4d20)Alright, this vote is a mess. Locking in>Don't use scam>Don't release Purple>Do not harm the dwarves>3 anon roll 1d20 CQC, subskill dodge with the mention "Rolling for CQC">5 anon roll 1d20 Arcana with the mention "Rolling for Arcana".A fourth CQC roll will be straight out discarded, not transfered.Rolling for Dragonslayer efforts. He is at +2 from being, you know, dragonslayering. He does not benefit from bonus from the other dwarves yet.
... If you roll well enough on your dodge, this is a critical fail from the dragonslayer as his chain-axe is dangerously unwieldy
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>5527060 "Rolling for CQC"
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>5527060CONSECUTIVE. C! Q! C!
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>5527060 "Rolling for CQC"Fingers crossed.
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>5527060"Rolling for Arcana"
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>5527060Arcana.signing off for now. celebrating my fathers birthday today. as compensation have a picture of my own painted dragon mini.
>>5527140With my headcanon powers, I now declared that's now either mom or one of our grandparents.Hope you and your family have a good time! And I wish happy birthday to your dad.
>>5527140Nice job anon, what's the OG model?>>5527141My sweet summer child
>>5527142https://www.games-workshop.com/de-DE/karazai-the-scarred-2021plus some Greenstuff and claws from a Terrorgheistinspiration from Monster Hunter Gogmazios
>>5527142Ok, now I'm worried that some bad happened with mother's side of the family. Did they fall to chaos corruption or something?
>>5527147Less worry, more rolls
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>5527155Ok>>5527135Anna's Ark
Nice, that's two crits for arcana so far, only two more rolls to go.
>>552715917 are not crits
>>5527162I thought it was because of our high arcana abilities.Or is that only for healing? Is it even for healing? I always forget the crit range.
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>5527060Rolling for Arcana.
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>5527063I CAST MAGIC MISSILE!
>>5527163>Orichalcum Scepter. The sheer quality from this materials helps channeling light magic (not healing) and reduce DC of light spell by 1, while extending their critical range by 1.This is a lair effect
Rolled 81 (1d100)
>>5527071>>5527075>>5527091You decide to fly up. There isn't much room in the hall, but nearby dwarves are acquired to your cause. And that would put you out of reach of the regular dwarves hammer and axes, letting you focus on the slayer.>14 vs 15,16 : Two failuresNot enough. The dreaded thing, train to fight dragon, is in a perfect environment. His chains whirls, slithers, coil around you. You feel the barbs of the chain itself tearing you before the axe bite your posterior paw.>White suffered two woundsNo, the fight is optional. Do not hurt dwarves, despite getting hurt. What matter is sending a message - and cleansing the Thane. You can do it.>CriticalThe hold of the greed demon is less than the one on the king. Maybe lesser dwarf get less attention? A snaping sound resonates in the hall, and the shadowy figure is leaking dark ichor. You never hurted the one holding the king. Is there a chance?>81 about your allies"Everyone, duck to avoid the slayer's chain!"The ranger that carried you in his pocket yells, above all confusion. That is good for you - less risk for the dwarves, more room to manoeuver."Guards! with me! Hold the corrupt king!"Maxu yells, while taking action. Quick, the king is subdued. The ones that followed the doomseeker seem confused. >Keep up the strategy : dodge, and attempt to cleanse the King>Slayer won't recede. Time to fight him for real>You need to keep yourself running above all. Heal yourself
>>5527247>Keep up the strategy : dodge, and attempt to cleanse the King>”You should know my kind better than most, slayer. Recognize I am light, not darkness. Let me save what only light can save.”
>>5527247>Keep up the strategy : dodge, and attempt to cleanse the KingThe path was already chosen
Rolled 11, 18, 5, 14 = 48 (4d20)>3 anon roll 1d20 CQC, subskill dodge with the mention "Rolling for CQC">5 anon roll 1d20 Arcana with the mention "Rolling for Arcana".
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>5527349Arcana This does not look good cause all i see is the fact we are about to be chained
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>5527349Arcana
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>5527349Rolling for Arcana.
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>5527349Guess I’ll bite the bullet on the harder one. Rolling for CQC.
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>5527349>"Rolling for CQC"i am returned.>>5527141that should definitely not be mom. That is a male dragon who for my DND Setting is a powerful Geomancer and sorcerer. He is also quite selfish in his desires. A right proper bastard if it gets him what he wants. >>5527379ah superb man. lets see if i can roll a Nat 1
>>5527380You rolled two ones. Close enough?
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>5527349Rolling for CQC
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>5527349Arcana
>>5527349Can we ask our sister to come out and delay the dwarf so we can self heal?
>>5527349Or maybe use her magic missiles to target the slayer's weapons and knock them out of his hands?
>>5527393We probably can next round. We skipped healing for this one in favor of offense.
>>5527395we got an 18 and a 16 for arcana so I think we got that roll, is an 18 a crit? either way a crit for CQC means that we are pretty much safe since he did not crit
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>5527349"Rolling for Arcana".
>>5527398That’s what we’re left with it seems. 1 crit and 1 sucess for arcana, 1 crit for C!Q!C! We’re alright for this round, at least.
>>5527441yeah I think this may be enough to resolve this, at this point the dwarves watching us literally purify their obviously now known to be corrupted thane, watching half the room join white while also him not harming the slayer is probably enough proof that we may be the good guy here.
You got this. Only a bit more...You keep your focus while the chains of doom whirl around you. The mastery of the slayer is undeniable.The blade is propelled toward your face. You know this one. It hit you a couple second ago. The attack can change angle abruptly, you have to dodge it twice. >CQC : 20 (critical) vs 20 (non-critical)You remove your head out of the way of the attack. When the axe comes back for your flank, you are ready to duck.Keeping your energy invested in the cleanse spell, you keep an eye on the axe, that comes for a third cleave. THIRD? you spin, avoiding the strike. You keep the mana pouring in your spell, until the last drop.>18 Arcana : criticalThe Thane trashes around. More ichor fell on the ground. Drop by drop, faster and faster, turning into a constant stream. Your light tear the demon, ripping him off.You feel a disturbance. As if reality fickles for a couple second. A distraught Thane is hold by Maxu and other guards, his eyes showing relief, then horror, in a couple seconds. The only remaining proof of existence of the demon to begin with is the oily puddle, with deep purple and bottle green hues. [b]"Release me boys, release me. You, slayer, cease this folly. You've seen that wyrm? He helped. Never hurt one of the boys. You, guards, don't stay idle, he'll kill the winged lizard!"[b]Upon order of their rightfull Thane, the dwarf move as one mind toward the doomseeker, catching his limbs, and carefully immobilizing the chain-axe.Victory. At the minor cost of your mana, and a little wound.You are intrigued by the puddle. The demonic presence is still present but quite minor, leaving the echo of magic. Volatile, dissipating magic.>Leave the puddle alone. Let it dissipate.>Cleanse the puddle, at the cost of more of your health>Use the puddle as enchantment reagent [On what?]
>>5527472>>Cleanse the puddle, at the cost of more of your healthBEGONEI like how White was treating the slayer like a video game boss
>>5527472>Cleanse the puddle, at the cost of more of your healthThe hold is on our side now, hopefully we can make amends with the slayer he may useful to saving Karaz Ankor in the future. Also I assume the situation played out something similar to this https://youtu.be/iQExgALv9wI
>>5527472>Cleanse the puddle, at the cost of more of your healthWe defeated the Puzzle Boss. But release Purple first so she is not stuck in the necklace in case we pass out. and warn the Thane what you are about to do.
>>5527472>Cleanse the puddle, at the cost of more of your healthWhat else could I vote for? I’m solidly in the “burn the chaos” camp after all.Besides, we’re in a safe zone now. The thane will have us guarded for sure until we leave.
>>5527481support the extra actions >>5527483stage cleared, wonder what rewards we are gonna get?
>>5527472>>5527481Oh, I’ll back>Ask the Thane if we can let our sister out, let her know we won the fight and pull her out if they agree.
>>5527478Maybe his family member was also tricked by the king or another thane. In which case the Collector would be responsible for Dad's death.Given how he was a gold dragon, and part of the council of the good dragon, it would make sense the dark gods arranged the assassination.
>>5527481>>5527487I'll support letting Purple out and tell her the thane is clear, and we got to finish the puddle.I have a feeling we could use the goop to fuel the infernal dwarf engine, but I don't want to mess with that thing
>>5527489Tbh I am sure we can now find out who killed dad by just asking 'has any slayers recently killed a gold dragon?' then we can figure out the location and we got our guy but that is unimportant now, saving the Dawi is our goal and I kind of want to see a couple hundred slayers on our side. Also I think every thane and king is corrupted so uh. How do we go around curing every thane and king exactly? Also don't the dwarves have a priest or religious class? Can we make an army of priests to purify everything in our presence?
>>5527473>>5527478>>5527481>>5527483>1 anon roll 1d20 Willpower
>>5527493Yeah not me, someone who has good luck consistently do it
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>5527493
>>5527499we were so close to greatness..... but training this skill will be a bitch if we can not autolevel it to a useful level by just spending downtime meditating.
>>5527499>>5527503A 12 ain’t that bad, besides we are right beside an actual army of dwarves plus a slayer and since we did not crit fail or normal fail we good.
>>5527499The thane is rumbling."[b]The only honorable way out is taking the oath myself. Sorry, my dear clanmates. I utterly failed you.[/b]"Whatever. Your attention is completely driven to the pool of magic sludge. Your common sense is tingling. "Do not touch that." "That's chaos tainted."A bunch of nonsense. After Hector's suggestion of using demonic part as natural magical reagent for crafting nice things, you explored a bit the realms of possible.Sure, there are a couple realities where it horribly backfires and the demon corrupt the holder. But most of the time, the power is properly channeled, the corruption is sealed, a way to actually kill the demon and pass it to the Mother's embrace definitely.>Name trait backlash : prone to high-risk high-reward playsYou're definitely doing that.>"You, slayer, give your axe". Best case, show of goodwill to trade against informations. Worst case? The problems fight themself. Flawless plan, really.>Take one of your swords from your stockpile. [for who? maybe to keep yourself?]>You've been carrying around a dwarven chainmail for a while. Perfect present for Lorg and Maxu wedding.
>>5527520DAMN YOU SCAM NAME!Make sure the goop stays far away from the daemon engine White, if that thing turns on in the necklace who knows what will happen.>You've been carrying around a dwarven chainmail for a while. Perfect present for Lorg and Maxu wedding.
>>5527525See pic of >>5524723 about the Scam NameI'm entertained.
>>5527520>You've been carrying around a dwarven chainmail for a while. Perfect present for Lorg and Maxu wedding.
>>5527525>>5527535>2 anon roll 1d20 EnchantmentWillpower and Perception are the new stealth guys
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>5527539
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>5527539oh by the Lady.
>>5527540>>5527544at least no crit Fail
>>5527520Shame I was late. I would have voted sword.If the light doesn’t work against the darkness, try stabbing the darkness with darkness instead. A foolproof strategy.
>>5527540>>5527544>Regular failureThe ring of the chainmail break and turns to dust as you can here a voice whispering"You won't benefit from me today, fucker"Oh well, the problem of the puddle seems to have been solved.The question is : what are you doing?>Abscond, leave the dwarves sort out everything, you lost enough time and that's an hell of a way to leave the stage>Remain, make sure one favorable dwarf becomes the next Thane>Remain, spectates power transition, open ties with new Thane>Write-inAlso,>Write in any kind of interraction you want to have in the hold
>>5527558>Remain, make sure one favorable dwarf becomes the next Thane>Remain, spectates power transition, open ties with new ThaneStill have many others to deal with, perhaps we can figure out a plan on how to deal with him? Also can we keep the thane turned slayer as a pet? I think having him as an attack dog would be good.
>>5527558>Remain, spectates power transition, open ties with new ThaneTalk with the old Thane to find out when he started being possessed.Ask what happened in the moot.Talk with priests about this corruption and try to see if we can teach them how to detect and exorciseLearn about GROOODGESTry to found out how many other thanes are corrupted.Ask the slayer if they have a family member that killed a gold dragon. Try to learn if it was on someone's order, or if dragonslayers just can't tell good dragons apart from the bad ones.
>>5527560Support all of these Also take inventory of whatever artifacts are remaining, one may be useful to us and also let our sister and anyone else in our TARDIS.
>>5527558Backing >>5527560 as well.We need to heal and recover our breath anyway. May as well ask questions and be generally nosy in the meantime.
>>5527558>Remain, make sure one favorable dwarf becomes the next Thane>Remain, spectates power transition, open ties with new ThaneEither one of these, I honestly don't care. I kinda wonder if a Dawi bard will paint an ironic story of how a dragon saved a dragonslayer of all people from the corrupt clutches of chaos itself. That will make for an interesting, yet controversial story.>Write-inMake an offer to whoever becomes Thane. Offer the deal we would had offered the king were he not demonically possessed (I forgot the deal list sorry)-something about friendship and centuries long allies-"I scratch your back you scratch mine"-tutors galor for us and our family-willingness to personally tutor any dwarf with an affinity with light magic so they may be protect the lands from demonic corruption-(I feel bad for forgetting things)-See if the Thane is interested in commissioning our master enchanter grandpa to build them golems, should they provide some of the resources (assuming the old dawi is interested)-sell all ordinary steel swords and the 1 light sword we own-pic related explain the dragon color chart. Although it's not a set in stone things as good can be bad and bad can be good, we'd like for you to not fuck around and find out. this questions >>5527560 on top of:-Determine if anyone within this Dawi hold is corrupted-get intel on the slayer that killed our father. We deserve JUSTICE and RETIRUBUTION for a father we'll never get to know. All that we've left of him is a memento and too few memories.-See if we can gain this thane's support on weeding out chaos-See if this Thane would be willing to give us some food and water as we continue searching for mom. Better yet ask if some of his dwarves can help us search for her. Do they have any of those helicopters or blimps?MOST IMPORTANTLY OF ALL!.....recruit the best dawi(s?) they have to help train up our perception and willpower, our weakest of skills.
>>5527560What moot?>>5527562So you want to let Purple, Lorg and Durr in the necklace?
>>5527562why do you want to let them stay inside? They should now also be able to walk around. If we vouch for our sister she should be fine as well.
>>5528222I think the one where purple was being carted off to be executed >>5528222>>5528227I forgot a word in there, I meant that I want them out of the necklace
>>5528222Nah, let them out. Everything is safe now.I guess we should make a formal apology to the family of the dawi we killed. I doubt they forgot about that.
>>5528222>>5528246Yeah, the one they were bringing purple to.Was it canceled because we rescued her?
Uhyu, finally out of this particular mess, so I'll deactivate "Lurker mode" now.Unfortunately, I already forgot whatever I may have wanted to say, but let's see what I can retroactively comment on:>>5527558>"You won't benefit from me today, fucker""There's always a tomorrow.">>5527525>DAMN YOU SCAM NAME!I'm considerably more sorry about it than I was before.>>5520805Now I kinda want Ryner to move to the empire side later, if Gwen can pay him enough. But if he somehow comes to know her backstory, even if she can't pay as well as the kingdom he's in now, he would still be willing to lend a hand >>5521972If this idea ever happens, while not that different, I nominate pic related for the appearance.
>Complaints about scamSee post >>5524723What if I told you the "Scam" name gave me twice as much motivation to write, and thus twice as many updates?
A critical fail about willpower would have autolock forging something for the slayer, without any positive outcome out of it whatsoever. Picking it yourself could have been somewhere between disastrous and stupidly good
>>5528476Then I would say "you're welcome".
>>5528477>>5528477>without any positive outcome out of it whatsoever.Hey, experience forging things is always good, and dwarves are used to craftsmen entering fey moods, they probably would have a laughThe captcha was not working and I got worried that Cloudflare had shat the bed again
What the heck? Is the QM posting under a different IP and forgot to apply his name?>>5528496>>5528467We have Purple with us right now. Maybe she can teach us a thing or two.
>>5528467>>5528496Who's this character Doom?
>Ask the slayer if they have a family member that killed a gold dragon. Try to learn if it was on someone's order, or if dragonslayers just can't tell good dragons apart from the bad ones.The slayer wants nothing to do with dragons. When you step in his direction to talk with him, he spits on the ground, turns away, and leave the hold.Other dwarves does not hold him back."[green]It's cultural[/green]", tells Maxu"[green]Most slayers take the oath to restore their honor. We forgot about their past, they die their hair in Orange. Sometime we call upon them, but we can't give them order or act violently - the ones holding him from battle earlier put themself in great danger.[/green]"There goes your idea to keep the Thane as an attack dog.Speaking of the old guy...>Talk with the old Thane to find out when he started being possessed."Sir, I'm overrrjoyed you came back to yourr senses. Could you enlight me on how such a strrong spirrrit and durrrable soul can fell to possession?- [b]Well, lizard, something is foul among the Thane. The old King asked for all of his Thane to come for allegiance, demanding artifact tribute. Of course, not at the same time, small regional groups made way. I think I was among the latest batches.Countless marvels where lost, as he smelt them down for Orichalcum. War preparation. For our sacrifice for all dwarfkin, he gave all of us a copper coin. And required politely for us to focus on the economy.I didn't thought much of it, after all, the King Under The Mountain have to decide and is the lower among the low ones. But I know now he was blinded by some blighted light. I tried to enact policies to yield more gold.And it worked. But it was not enough. It was never enough, to fulfill my thirst, and more importantly, the King's thirst.[/b]>Ask what happened in the moot.- What about Karaz-a-Karak? What happened therrre?- [b]We discovered the absence of the purple dragon at the doorstep. However, a few slayers have been dispatched from Karak Kadrin to various strategic places. Have you heard one of our hold have been infiltrated by one of your kind? As we knew our own home was targeted by you wyrm, without knowing your goal, we asked one to come and check our place.His relic shone bright a few steps from our hold. And brighter the closer we went. Thus, our decision to lockdown the hold.[/b]"That's... Worrying news. Dwarf know where your home is. What prevent them to just send a hundred dragon slayer to your place? You'll have to investigate that more.>Talk with priests about this corruption and try to see if we can teach them how to detect and exorcise>Every player is allowed to roll 1d10
Complete transparency : nothing bad can happen on this roll. You're aiming for the most 10 possible for the best outcome.
>>5528729True. My only concern is that she got her skill through her name, so I wonder if she can actually teach us how to do it. Worse yet, is it even possible for us to learn it in the first place?>>5528980I'm glad you asked, and lament to inform he's just an original character. . . From my favorite artist, who went as "Arizuka", but eventually changed their name to "Monokubo". They unfortunately passed away last year, but while alive, there were 3 "main series" of images they used to draw:
>>5529885This one of the albino boy traveling around with the man with a cool looking horse (the horse can be seen here besides the sleeping man)
>>5529887This one, of an immortal "hero(ine)" who hunts beasts, no matter if they are evil or not, which is then tricked to enter a ghost forest and stays lost in there for a hundred years, eventually she encounters another girl who lives there and they try to find a way out together.(the beginning of this one is translated on Danbooru, hence why I know more about it: https://danbooru.donmai.us/pools/11726 )
>>5529888And this one of giant animals.You can see more of their work here: https://twitter.com/13033303or on their Pixiv.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>5529890There we go.>>5529852Sorry QM for using Thread space to advertise a dead artist, but I had to take the opportunity.Here, have a die.
>>5529887>(the horse can be seen here besides the sleeping man)Forgot to link, here: >>5528496
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>5529852Well, that could have gone better with the slayer, but it was worth a try.Atleast we don't have a reason to hold back when we find father's killer.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>5529852
>>5529890That bird is magnificent>>5529885>>5529887Long cat is long
>>5529891For that heart-wrenching story and pretty pictures, you get to roll one more d10
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>5529945Pretty pictures are, after all, the selling point. I even bought 2 of the 3 artbooks they released (will buy the last one on my next importation batch).Anyways, here's the die.>>5529920>That bird is magnificentKk, it's probably no mystery which of their "main series" was the most popular, right?>Long cat is longKek.
>>5529966>Congratulation, you win a Build-your-light-aligned-dwarf minigame participation.Choose a caste (Soldier, priest, worker, feel free to expand), picture, characteristics.
>>5529966The nice pictures reroll came clutch>>5529969Everyone or just him?
Rolled 6, 11 = 17 (2d20)>>5529977Oh yeah, I forgot that I had selected a image before the question came to mind.Might as well finish the dwarfVarki SteelhairForge Priest (Or dedicated to the ancestor of smithing)Anti-social, would rather close himself in the forge shrine then preachQuite angry at the smelting of artifacts, spent a lot of time trying to create replicas of the lost ones so they wouldn't be forgottenCan inspect a weapon, armor or tool at a glance and know a lot about them. Specially if it's famous or made by someone famous.Has a list of every smith on the hold and their works, and one on the notable dwarves and smiths in generalCan easily identify runes, but can't wrap his head around the process of creating them for some reason. Feels ashamed of it.
Rolled 8, 4 = 12 (2d20)>>5529969A young dwarf, known for being a bit of an oddball since he was a little lad, for being fascinated with the sky, and by extension, admiring all flying creatures. His dream is to someday be able to fly through the skies and see the world from above and he makes 0 effort to hide this dream. Ironically is kind of a scaredy cat, but his passion and enthusiasm vastly outweighs his fears, so once he heard a dragon was going to teach or select something, while a bit scared since dragons are such a dangerous existence, he still ran full speed, stumbling through everything in his path, in hopes of being the very first in line to see the flying lizard.He is but an blacksmith apprentice, so he mostly just carries stuff around, ores, armors and weapons, and whenever he has the opportunity, he also watches the merchants that come by doing business, in the hopes of someday being a good smith and becoming a traveling merchant, selling his creations around, under the great sky.----Something like that? Unfortunately dwarfs aren't that common in anime, so the only images I have are of Senshi. And I'll also ask for help with his name.Also also, should I roll for proficiencies like the knight the goblin posts? Guess I'll do it just in case.
>>5529983Oh... I hope this can still mean that he is strong but a shitty fighter (since you know, never fought anyone or anything in his life), and I guess the others don't quite like his rambling about his dreams.
>>5529983Doesn't Record of Lodoss war have some dwarves? It's an older anime but it's still one.I searched anime dwarf on google and some usable from different animes I either never heard of or watched appeared
>>5529983Name>Valric IronmindIronmind because he is so blunt in his approach XDif you take the name just make sure to keep him away from any fey creatures. His predecessor did not and it ruined his life.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>5529852Let’s see if we get another.
>>5530033With that roll, I guess we found another chaos dwarf to swiftly put down.Either that, or they tried casting a focused beam of light and ended up targeting themself, lighting their beard on fire.
>>5529987I may or may not have heard of that anime, but certainly never watched it.The guy from your pic is probably from Overlord.Anyways, just imagine your average dwarf, black hair, black beard, but with an expression as happy as santa claws.>>5530010Does Valric have any meaning?Either way, seems good, we can go with it.Elaborate?
>>5530039it does not have meaning as far as i know. It was just the first name of a Dwarf in one of my DND games. He made a pact with a powerful dark Fey creature around the middle of the campaign which cost him his firstborn daughter as well as doing the dirty work of the Fey Creature for many years and making many advancements in the Winter Court. He was bailed out of it by the God that the Paladin had sworn an oath to. But not after losing nearly three quarters of his army in the feywild who got taken by the fey and their names stolen. That left him a broken dwarf who is slowly dying of Magic Poisoning(equivalent to radiation poisoning just a lot harder to get) at the time of my current campaign. He is only still alive because he was harder than stone to put down. Once got chewed on by a Seamonster the size of an island and got spit out because he was too hard to swallow after a small divine interverntion.
>>5530049It's not as bad as I thought. I'll gladly accept the name then.(Plus, Valric would be too good natured to make a pact anyways)
>>5530060oh if the player had not been horny that Valric also woudl nto have taken the Oath since several druids warned him not to entertain any pacts with the fey and he saw what happened to some captured devil cultists that were fed to that particular dark fey.and assuch he did not get his happily ever after. unlike most of the other characters.....well one of them was elevated into a duchess of hell position after fusing with her Pact Weapon and an entity from beyond time and space hellbent on destroying everything.
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>5529852>still calls us a lizardWow. Woooooow okay there, now I'm really tempted to have this guys replaced.We go out of our way, put our life in danger to purify the Thane, and you call us a lizard. Cant even bother calling us dragons.
>>55300831d10, not 1d20. You get a second shot!
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>5529969Is this for every 10 rolled?>>5529983>low stats and descriptionSounds like a protagonist in the making.>>5530086Ppppaaaaaiiiinnnn I fucked up the roll.
>>5530081"horny"? So he really was kinda like Anehata Shiton...>>5530089>Sounds like a protagonist in the makingThought the same after typing out his info.
>>5529977Just the one rolling 10 on that opportunity
>>5530098the player just had the hots for the Picture i used for the Glamour that the Fey was showing to the world. i think he just kinda ignored my warnings and thought i would make it work out. Best i could do was to not completely destroy his character. Today he is a bit more careful.
>>5530098i think he also ignored the dripping gore and blood or the stench of pungent spoiled vital fluids constantly surrounding the creature.All the other players could see it coming from the moment he opened his mouth to speak that he wanted to make a pact.
>>5530101Well, if they learned from it, guess it was a good experience in the end
>>5530039Well, I know the only images you have of anime dwarves are of Senshi, but he is cool, so screw it.
>>5530104jej.https://mangadex.org/chapter/a3196fbf-9f41-4cbd-89ce-c7d2a6939e4b/16>>5530108That's surprising convincing.
>>5530113Pic related was pretty close to the picture i used in the past. i cant find the original pic anymore. he definetly was not that bad. Though his Dwarf did take two Elfs as wives. Needless to say. His family disowned him. Mostly because one of them was the equivalent of a wandering Gypsie and the other one was a prostitute before he bought out her contract.
>>5530100Good news Doom. Your blacksmith apprentice is gonna learn light magic!
>>5530118Ah, no, I realize it, just didn't want to waste my search of the chapter.>>5530119Yep, he'll become a Whitesmith now.
>Determine if anyone within this Dawi hold is corruptedThe discussion about Thane's replacement is already in progress. They are not losing any kind of time.You barge in, demanding a corruption veto. >5 anon roll 1d20 light magic for assesment of corruption.
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>5530165Last post of the day.
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>5530165
>>5530171>>5530174Feel free to double-roll, prepared the sequel I just need the result
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>5530165>>5530181Whatever i roll is your fault QM. lets see if this goes real bad.
>>5530171>>5530174>>5530180>>5530187Allright.1,2,3 : things get back to good for you thanks to strange twists of fate4-15 : Fun stuff16-20 : things gets good to you
>>5530135doom. we need your doom luck to roll another three. i wanna see the really funny twists of fate.
>>5530191Isn't there one here's one more roll to go?
>>5530194Yes, you can roll it.
Also it's weird how it's only 3 and 6.
>>5530196I'm going to until it's 15 minute after my roll, if doom doesn't rolls again first
Please I need the roll ASAP, I might not be available anymore in 15 minutes
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>5530165>>5530193Well, lucky you I'm still around, let's see which side doom will befall.
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>5530200I was waiting until right nowRolling for what it could have been
>>5530202Well shit. Guess QM won... I'll leave you folks with the shit to come.
>>5530202FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCKLAWI need the Angry marines now. dropped on my head please. Worst possible outcome. now we pissed off another dwarven hold. time to leave and never return. Swear an oath on some kind of holy stone that we and our kin will never return unless they invite us in. Then leave
>>5530206The midgets suck our luckWe must never interact with dwarves again
>>5530204It's ok, It would have been bad if I rolled too>>5530203Let's see what !!!FUN!!! stuff QM has prepared
>>5530171>>5530174>>5530180>>5530187>>5530202Fun stuff it is.The discussion is already ongoing, but you tap in your inner strength. Nothing. You're not out of energy, no : nothing shows up on your chaos radar. Your inner energy dimes, and the usual manalessness headache rises.>White suffers one level of exhaustion.No worries to have with chaos. That's good;You are absolutely certain the Thane was the only one under chaos influence.The discussion have oriented toward the successor. 4 dwarves have enough seniority, while still young enough to get elligible.Surprisingly, the old Thane included you in the council for the debate regarding which one should get the throne next.Lusorlug Frostfoot : Succesful merchant, ship-owner. Lost almost everything barring his ship under the heavy taxes.Varki Steelhair : best Steelsmith of the hold. Craftmanship have always been valued, Krakhog Kopprumtrumm-Kirkden : Priest of Kopprumtrumm, The bronze eagle, guardian of fortress, watcher of the outside world.Maxu Hillbender : Guard captain. Underdog : too young, unmarried. Supporting this choice might be seen as interfering and not really liked by the hold inhabitants. The ones that don't know the conspiration, that is.>You are in a council. Profession of the dwarf is immediate tell on what he will privilege under his rule.>You can ask a few questions to candidate, then you can try making a point for your candidate to the asssembly
>>5530214Oh no, I might be too biased for this.
>>5530214Ok, for starters, how do they plan on interacting with other holds, with the knowledge that almost all thanes are corrupted?How do they plan on keeping the fortress safe for more corruption?What exactly they were doing during the thane's possession?Did they notice anything during that time, or did anything to preserve the dawi ways and hold?
>>5530214...>>5530221sounds good. The Merchant might be easy to corrupt again through other Thanes.
>>5530223Since we failed the roll, maybe the fun is that one of these is corrupted.The sneakiest move would be either 5Ks or the dwarf I made, with the merchant being a red herring
>>5530221Support Why does all the fun and interesting things happen only when I am asleep? Since this hold is free now we can use it as a staging off point, perhaps plan with these guys afterwards on our course of action for the others? Also following real life examples the clergy class is pretty strong so perhaps our priest here can send the word out to start turning dwarves for us and making our liberation job easier when we arrive.
>>5530218That’s okay, I’m willing to make everyone equally uncomfortable!>>5530214Questions! First up, trying to identify how each will handle what I figure is a weak area for them.>Lusorlug: If this hold were isolated due to chaos dwaves or other outside armies, how would you manage internal rationing and/or production? Would you attempt to strike out militarily, even against other dwarves, or attempt to bargain?>Varki: How will you manage diplomatic and military affairs? What traditions can you draw on? Which ones do you think are weaker than they seem?>Krakhog:Your god is the watcher, so when do you think it is time to strike back? Against chaos, elves, dragons, any and all enemies. What would need to be done within the hold to make such strikes feasible?>Maxu: You know what the question is. The others believe you inexperienced. How can you address that?Maxu’s question is the easiest, he should already have arguments ready.To all>How is it that the fortress fell under the claws of chaos? We know the story of the king and the thane. But many were complicit in following under chaos without being possessed by it. So why is that, and what would you do to prevent such a failure again.It’s a painful question to answer. But refusing to acknowledge the flaw in what they’ve built is something no dwarf or dwarf friend should stomach.To all>Many of you have dealt with the others here, I’m sure. From what you know or have heard, how do the others deal with being opposed, or when it is pointed out that they were wrong?This question would go around the table, focusing on one person each time, with everyone else dwarf the question about that dwarf instead. They may defend each other if needed, but the dwarf in question may not. Let their reputation with others speak for them instead.
>How is it that the fortress fell under the claws of chaos? We know the story of the king and the thane. But many were complicit in following under chaos without being possessed by it. So why is that, and what would you do to prevent such a failure again?A global mutter from the participants."We were just following orders...We know the symptoms know..."All of them are painted in a bad light.>>5530247>Lusorlug: If this hold were isolated due to chaos dwaves or other outside armies, how would you manage internal rationing and/or production? "The hold are used to that. Despite the fact the hold is self sufficient twice, once with outdoor, once with indoor, we have stockpiles, lizard. Won't tell you how many as its strategical. But the usual distribution of rations does not change much under siege. Usually, us dawi are fed better than the attacker. And that's not even factoring that no one succesfully sieged all roads leading out of here.">Would you attempt to strike out militarily, even against other dwarves, or attempt to bargain?"For other dwarves, well... Of course we'll negociate. But as a Thane, I would not accept authority of another King Under The Mountain in current circumstances, as hard as it will be. And regarding the horrible possibility of war against my kin... Teaching of my titular god, Gzitthrummaz, says <<my hold before another>>">Varki: How will you manage diplomatic and military affairs? "As 'vrithing I do. Will craft the best solution before takin' it out to the shadow of the hold"You're a bit confused at the idiom. Lusorlug steps in : "Dwarven talk. Darkness is good, the way things should be. Light is bad, blinding.>Thanksss. What traditions can you draw on? "'lready told you, lizard. Is an unatentive glimmersnake really a good thing to have around the table?">Which ones do you think are weaker than they seem? "Problems always come from outside. We'll wouldn't be there in that case."That's... A direct jab to someone around the table.>Krakhog:Your god is the watcher, so when do you think it is time to strike back?"Who to strike back?" >Against chaos, elves, dragons, any and all enemies. What would need to be done within the hold to make such strikes feasible?"The eagle protect its nest, and hunt to feed. He does not enact on his grudges. That does not mean he forgives, nor forget. You proved there is a way to solve things without much violence.">Maxu: You know what the question is. The others believe you inexperienced. How can you address that?Maxu seems tensed, surprise. He open his mouth, close it, feel the weight of the gazes, and stutter a bit under the judgemental atmosphere"I... I... am more experienced in leadership than Krakhog. Or Varki. Granted, I'm young. But I lead. By example. Was the first one to take action on our Respected Thane. Ask any guard. I know how to get our teams working.- like when you were charged to catch the dragon sitting at our table?"
You didn't identify the source of the gibe.>Many of you have dealt with the others here, I’m sure. From what you know or have heard, how do the others deal with being opposed, or when it is pointed out that they were wrong?Lusorlug : he searches for a consensus while stubornly defending his interests.Varki : Only certain on his expertise. Does not care of criticism about other thing, despite them making their way, but will fight teeth and nail for how his work is flawless. It indeed is flawless and usually not understood if someone point out something. Krakhog : Really polite, listen to the point being made. But is a dwarf, so stubornly does not change opinion.Maxu : not known enough by the others.>Choose a dwarf to support
>>5530321Hmmm, Lusorlug would be great in one other situation, but negotiating with chaos corrupted Dawi is dangerous, the Dark Gods are an insidious bunch.Varki is autistic, the only reason I'm considering him is creator bias.5Ks is probably the best choice. Maybe even TOO good of a choice.Maxu is more of a wilcard, but it would lead us to have more influence with the hold, so if anything goes wrong we can try to helpI think I'll go with this ranking: 5K > Maxu > Lusorlug >= VarkiAnyway, I got to go somewhere, until later everyone, and good luck!
>>5530321it will either be Krakhog or Maxu as I explained before I want the priest class to do a bit of fifth columning but that may be difficult. Other than that Lusorlug may be a good negotiator but in the current situation that is a bad idea, he can, however, help bring in uncorrupted dwarves to our side though. Maxu may be a bit difficult to bring in because he is after all one of our guys and it may be seen as incredibly biased if we let him become the thane.
>>5530321Ask our two Dawi pocket buddies and our sister for council.Again, I will grudge the hell out of these dawi calling us lizard. In the future.
>>5530316>LusorlugHe wants to negotiate, but he’s also the only one who openly admitted he could fight other dwarves if it came down to it. Varki blew it off as “problems always come from outside” as though there wasn’t an issue inside the hold he could have helped fix, and Krakhog is right that violence isn’t the only way, but at some point an act must be taken.To press a point earlier:>”The first question I asked was how chaos festered in the hold. All offered excuses, but no actions that can be done. You cannot face the flaws that marred what you all have built here, and I do not have the knowledge or wisdom myself to answer in your stead. But that is less true of one of you, at least. Maxu did eventually stand against corruption where so many others failed until an outsider resolved the issue.”>”If someone else is elected Thane, they would be wise to remember that in this manner, Maxu has proven greater than the rest of you by recognizing evil when it stands before him and choosing to act. Seek out more like him, and in time perhaps he and those others can provide an answer to the flaws that remain unaddressed.”I’m okay with us not giving a preference too. Most of my questions were attempts to pry info out of dwarves so others could consider their answers as well. But I do want to drive home that a failure to face your flaws is a weakness, and I am not afraid to push others to address those weaknesses and become stronger.
>>5530398>Pocket dawis and sisterReleased from pokeball before meeting, not allowed in the council. Things went pretty fast
>>5530321unpokeball our friends and sister please.>>5530321>Choose a dwarf to supportGo suck a lemon. I say we use the cleanse spell on all of them as a precaution. Plus it will be good practice.
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>5530321I will leave it to the dice for who i vote. I cant make up my mind. 1 = Maxu2 = Krakhog
>>55303265K>>55303340.5 5K, 0.5 Maxu>>5530460Lusrolug/Abstention>>5530555"Go suck a lemon">>5531210MaxuSo... This vote is a mess.Here's a last bit of insight."Before I solemnly cast my vote... I'd wish to cleanse all of you tomorrow. As precaution.">Lusorlug :"Sensible. It proved to have worked in the past.">Varki :"Grmph. Try as you please.">Krakhog : "I'm afraid I would not agree. See, I complied to your earlier examination, where you told us we were all good in your book. Why should we let ourself to the test again? And no one in that hold knows light magic. So that's not like you could not use some illusions or false image to make the Thane, thus the hold, serve your best interests. So, I'll decline.">Maxu"Krakhog points hold... But still, I trusted you and Lorg back then, I'll trust you again."
>>5531416I don't think 5K understood what we said, we weren't asking.Lemon farmer dwarf when?Anyway, I think Maxu with Lusrolug as a second in command, or the other way around, could work
>>55314165K says there’s no light dwarves, but we successfully rolled one! They can spot-check our work.Besides, we don’t think there’s chaos taint in them, but it’s not like we’ve often dealt with “light” taint. We usually fight against beings that are pretty heavily corrupted. So White should trust in his ability to purge chaos more than his ability to detect it. Assuming he’s not being blinded by dragon pride.I’ll continue my Lusorlug vote. Consensus builder is less likely to go full tyrant without people fighting against it, and he’s the only one who said he could fight other dwarves.He should also be pretty amenable to building up an anti-chaos group that could go around and free other holds since it greatly reduces the risk of a full hold-on-hold conflict where he has to mobilize everything to defend against other dwarves. Who may not even be tainted, but are directed by someone who is! It’s not like we have to teach them if they’re paranoid, they can get light-aligned texts from elsewhere. A merchant ought to have ideas on where they are.
>>5531711>anti-chaos groupIn the 9th age, a group of dwarves were sent to prison by a corrupted thane for standing up against a devious plan. These dwarves promptly escaped from a high security jail to the wilderness. Today, after purifying their hold, they continue to fight against chaos. If you have a chaos problem, if no one else can help, and if you can be vouched for...maybe you can call the D-Team.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAO2JBjRRBk
Leaving it open a bit more.
>>5531416I switch my vote to the humble merchant Lusorlug
Rolled 41 (1d100)1-15 : Forge autist16-40 : 5K41-65 : Maxu66-100 : Merchant
>>5532100Does this mean Maxu was corrupted? WeirdAlso kek at the autist having the smallest dice range
>>5532151Could also be Maxu was elected.
>>5532100"Time for the concil members to cast their vote.- Sorrrry Maxu, I won't vote forr you. Aferrr all, we arrre close. Therrre is an obviousss conflict of interrrest herrre. But the cleanest, and morrre experrrienced in rrrelevant field in my opinion, is Lusorlug"The rest of the vote proceeds, with a confortable lead for Krakhog. Until the one to speak is the old Thane."[b]I vote for Maxu. The only one of candidat to stand out to unfairness, as pointed earlier in the debate.[/b]"Swayed by the authority, most of the dwarves support their demoted Thane.>Maxu have been promoted to Thane.>Do you guys have an idea of name to give to that Hold? It's SaveHold in my notes, we can do better"Congratulation, Thane Maxu. I have an offer to make...- [green]Actually, before negociating, I need help... You see, Thane are married. So I have to speed up things a bit... And not much time[/green]Maxu tactfully request you tactfully inquire about Lorg interest for a long-lasting alliance...>1 anon roll 1d2 for Maxu's tact with the mention "rolling for the Thane">1 anon roll 1d2 for Lorg's tact with the mention "rolling in hope to be different to the Thane"
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>5532273"rolling in hope to be different to the Thane"Khazzadome as the name of the hold.
>>5532280you know, Karaz-a-dum is a valid hold place.It meens the hold of darkness, which is a good name for dwarves.
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>5532273"rolling for the Thane"I search for the language page in the Dwarf Fortress wiki, and Safe Hold would be Ekast Kegeth
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>5532273rolling for the thane So what is the plan now? >>5532280I can support that name >>5532284sounds too cool for a small hold like this
>>5532284huh i did not know that. would be okay as well. i just pulled some random letters together out of my ass that sounded vaguely dwarflike.
>>5532291Yeah, no relation whatsoever with Khazad-dûm?
>>5532289Still have one third of the stuff you want to do in the hold to resolve, a couple votes, and we'll move onHope you've been entertained?
>>5532306I always do with this quest But I was more asking the other anons if we are going for mom or dealing with more dwarves
>>5532415I think we should continue searching for mom, and then go deal with dwarves without worrying we left the search unfinished
>>5532420I am just kinda concerned about the fact they know where our home is so I don't think we should let the corrupt ones run around
>>5532273okay now what? I'm a little lost here.>>5532306Indeed we still have some things to do. For example I'd like for us to have some bees and bee hives, preferably beed hives of good quality that can retain heat, or be opened partially during hot days to keep it from cooking from the inside out. Bees are great for crops, and they produce honey which is both a preservative and luxury good.uh, not right now though, but when we finish our quest to find our mom and swing back here when we return home.
>>5532303absolutely not XD I did not want to get too rip offy by just using that Name one to one.I toast to you with a Glass of Swan Wine for figuring my out QM.
>>5532595Check this >>5524648
>>5533157>foragers>stating they can survive on underground food stuffsLIIIEESSS!
>>5532280>>5532288You get both of the dwarves in the necklace for one hour to talk, and figure things out."[green]Thank you for your help, lizard.[/green]- ... We're gettin' married. Of course it'll require preparation, you'll be invited to the feast.- Now that is sssorted out...">Make an offer to whoever becomes Thane. something about friendship and centuries long allies"Of course. You already helped us much.">Tutors galor for us and our family"Impossible immediately sadly. We have to pull the hold back to prosperity before expending dwarfpower.">Willingness to personally tutor any dwarf with an affinity with light magic so they may be protect the lands from demonic corruption"Let's say we found people with affinity... Could you stay around a little while for tutoring? Or maybe take apprentice for several years with you?">Dragon color chart. Although it's not a set in stone things as good can be bad and bad can be good, we'd like for you to not fuck around and find out."We don't plan on tickling dragon's tails. But thanks.">-See if this Thane would be willing to give us some food and water as we continue searching for mom.>Artifact, grudges, flying machines : nothing mentionned by Thane when requesting help, artifact have been melted and the other things are a bit meta knowledge white doesn't really have"We can definitely resplenish your food stockpile if when you want to leave"Over the course of the next day, to plan some scanning of the dwarves willing, without much hope.Oddly, one striked out. He ran and pushed people around to cut the line upon hearing about the dragon looking for choosen ones.You didn't grasped everything as he talks fast with an heavy accent, something about being an apprentice that wants to become a skysmith.He's not the most adroit with tools, but you are working closely with a legendary runesmith and a not-less-legendary orichalcumsmith.Now, what do you want to do?>Stay around for a while. You have experience in management thanks to centuries of ancestral knowledge, maybe you can help around a bit?>Go back to Griffinmount. get a bit of rest, or maybe take Lusorlug with you to start a trade caravan?>Go back on your quest to find motherThere is also the question regarding Durr>Take him with you>Leave him
>>5533220>Go back on your quest to find motherwe should not get too involved for now. we can check in some time later again to make sure everything is still running fine. And meddeling would probably undermine Maxus Authority and new status. >Take him with youHe may be useful later. or we can fix his head and get more comfortable fixing mortals squishy bits.also Maxu has a model now. Is this entire Quest just an excuse to name all your special Characters? ;)
>>5533220>marriedcongratulations. we'll probably make a sword or axe for the wedding gift, if we have the time.>Stay around for a while. You have experience in management thanks to centuries of ancestral knowledge, maybe you can help around a bit?Maybe for a week at most to ensure we got all the chaos out.Apprentice dwarf fren can come with.>what do we do with DurrDurr the soap maker and kleptomaniac? Well first we'll need to host an intervention between his friends, his family, and us. Firstly they've done well to not steal stuff from our necklace which is a step in the right direction, but if they come back with us to Griffinmount we can cure them of their kleptomania so future bouts of looting don't occur.So....if he doesn't mind or can at least consciously confirm he has a problem? Yes they come back with us.
>>5533220>Go back on your quest to find mother>Take him with you
>>5533220The doom was postponed I see.I'll support >>5533226.(because even with the best of intentions, wanting to help right away could be seen as us not having faith that they can restore their hold by themselves, we can take a look on how things are going on our way back)Also,>skysmithKek, he'll forge the very skies and reshape the clouds. Jokes aside, I think I have seen a "thundersmith" mentioned before? If that's a thing, I now want him to accidentally become that.
>>5533328The thundersmith are the guy able to craft - and wield - the powerful weapon or mechanism based on black powder.You don't know much more about it though
>>5533352Oh, nevermind then. By the name I was thinking something like pic related.
>>5533226>>5533231>>5533289>>55333283 votes for Mother quest, 1 vote for stayin around>4 anon roll 1d20 flight for long range
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>5533501
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>5533501
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>5533501dropped my name there for a bit.
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>5533501Don’t know if this one is still on but >Take him with you
>>5533231Don't worry about your convern regarding Durr, it will be a character interracting moment for later.
Rolled 92 (1d100)>>5533503>>5533512>>5533520>>5533521>One success + 1 CritRising far and wide, the land opens under your wings, your sister by your side.In the necklace, Durr wonders why he accepted coming along. One one hand, he has been disavowed by all family and friend for not taking the slayer oath after getting caught numerous times for thievery. So, not much for him down to that hold. On the other hand, he's spending the most boring week of his life, sitting around a crystal necklace instead of a cell. A prison where the warden is aware about every breath you take. And all the valuable hidden under a small layer of crystal to avoid any temptation. On the other side of the necklace, Valric is having the time of his admittedly short life. He's far in the air, eyes glowing like white-hot metal."ThisissogoodInowIshoulntlovewindandlightzatmuchOhmyEagleIwanttodozatallmylife"The mountain range gave way a couple days later to flatland.
>>5533560>92 + Flight crit : Lucky encounterUnder your wings, the steppes are splitted by a river. You avoid the few presences of life, until something draw your attention. A city, stone raised among trees in a sudden tropical climate. >Investigate the city>Take a mental note of the position, circumvent it for now
>>5533561>Investigate the citylets go see if the locals are friendly.
>>5533561>Investigate the citySay hi to the Slaan
>>5533583lets just hope they are not Chaos Corrupted as well. Would be just our luck.
>>5533561>>Investigate the cityLIZARDS
>>5533561>Investigate the cityKOBOLDS!
>>5533602>>5533591maybe we can get some awesome Bodyguard for our home and to protect our "Hoard".maybe we can even get some tribute..... depends on how the Lizards react.
>>5533606I want to experiment with dragon blood infusions and eugenics so we can make a cute race of followers who will love us and by our hype men!
>>5533613hm...... i agree partially. However we dont need Hypemen. WE ARE THE HYPE! with less anger but no less daddy issuesWE can probably just use Skins for that as a base.
>>5533616Skinks are cool and cute
>>5533591The Slaan are too awesome to be corrupted Perhaps they will teach us the way of high magic because Slaan are cool. >>5533616I wonder what the dragon who named us is doing, he is the only other dragon we ever saw. he seemed like a cool dude.
>>5533616If done, I think we should use some fore of human, skaven, or skink. I think skinks would be the easiest actually.https://warhammerfantasy.fandom.com/wiki/Skinks>>5533629I think OP or some anon said that some lizardfolk might even worship dragons.>The Skinks form one of the core species of the Lizardmen race, created by the Old Ones to be the workers, artisans and crafters of their society. Both physically and mentally agile, Skinks are perfectly adapted to ensure the smooth day-to-day running of the temple-cities as well as operating the far-ranging patrols that sweep across the vast jungle continent. They are the mass workforce designed by the Old Ones to perform many different roles that requires a quick mind and a dexterous hand to operate, and without them, Lizardmen society would simply collapse.>Skittish and quick, Skinks stand out from the rest of the sluggish Lizardmen in terms of mental capacity. They are highly organised and sociable beings that instinctively work well in groups, even being able to coerce other cold-blooded creatures into doing their bidding. Of all the Lizardmen, the Skinks are the most communicative, using their changeable skin tones and crests colours to add subtle inferences to their vocal language, in which they chitter endlessly in high-pitched voices full of clicks, hisses and other curious sounds.The fact that they're highly sociable and a great working force is a major boon. The communication barrier would be an issue tho, so we'll need to learn how to alter their vocal cords so they can speak both their language and many other.
>>5533565>>5533583>>5533596>>5533602The city is brimming with life. Reptilian life.Dragon derivates? No, no. Your numerous reads of your prized [b]Strategic Book[/b] connects immediately the dots. They're saurian ancients.In the outskirts, some [red][b]Father[/b][/red]-sided behemoth graze, fight, or both, the skies are covered with several bat-like winged thing with long head.The city seems clearly divided in several quarters, with a huge temple built around a pool of some sort in the middle. Some other temple occupy the top of the hill the city is anchored on, there stairs arrogantly grazing higher than the nearby peaks. Streets are buzzling with activity, you don't quite discern the specific details up here.Valric is hyperventilating and mouth-froathing under the awesomeness. >Interract with the pteranodons>Interract with the cold-blooded beasts>Go to the big temple. Bath time.>Go to the second-biggest temple. Lots of activity there, so probably the city lord is nearby?>Go to another, smaller temple >You're smelling food. Exotic one. Go check that stockpile.>You're smelling gold. Your hoard sense is tingling, and so is your sister's
>>5534266Valric was definitely the best choice, low stats be damned this lad is a treat.>Go to the big temple. Bath time.
>>5534266>Go to the big temple. Bath time.Remember the number 1 rule of infiltration: if we look confident we can walk in with no problems
>>5534266Oh no, the boy will die, I don't know if his heart will handle so much excitement at once.Anyways, I'll go with the other Anons.>Go to the big temple. Bath time.
>>5534266>Interract with the cold-blooded beasts>Go to the second-biggest temple. Lots of activity there, so probably the city lord is nearby?Saurian are cool. Frogs too
>>5534274>>5534279>>5534285>>5534309>>5534352>>5534358Would you look at that! a perfect tie!
>>5534309I’ll break the tie.
>3 anon roll 1d100Pteranodons, Kroxigor, Saurus !!!FUN!!! Roll
Rolled 100 (1d100)>>5534388Our Borther would likely love a Kroxigor.
>>5534399Wait until you see my take on lizardmen. Didn't updated yesterday because I read a lot of shit on them
Rolled 5 (1d100)>>5534388Rolling.>>5534399CRIT
>>5534407and another one XDThe DICE are back in Full Force today.>>5534406i will be interested. my last read on the Lizardmen has been a long time in the past.
Rolled 33 (1d100)>>5534399holy shit
>>5534388>>5534399>>5534407>>5534412what could this possibly mean? Either way when do we get our surrogate Slaan father
As you start diving toward a temple - first the bath one, then you change your mind for the one very active."Halt, dragon. State your affiliation, reason of trespassing, and overall why I should not kill the two of you on sight"The squeaky voice comes from an albino lizardman mounted one one of the pterodons.>State your affiliation, reason of trespassing, and overall why I should not kill the two of you on sight [write-in]>think a bit loud "just try to catch me, scrub" and dive in the city>U-turn, abort
>>5534475>State your affiliation, reason of trespassing, and overall why I should not kill the two of you on sight [write-in]>My affiliation is to my siblings. I oppose the forces of the Dark Gods, the vermin swarm and the vampiric undead.>My reason for trespassing is that I was travelling south and I found this city. I'm seeking the leader so I may introduce myself, so gain permission to rest to continue my journey. And perhaps to trade or become friends.>The reason to not attack us is that we come in peace.
>>5534475>State your affiliation, reason of trespassing, and overall why I should not kill the two of you on sight [write-in]Heh heh, funny tiny lizardman is threating us. Maybe it is powerful, it's still funny. >We're independent and looking for our mom but don't know where she is exactly, but then we encountered your city and came by to look around on our way to find her. We're sorta trying to stop chaos from infesting the dwarves and we generally don't like the skaven when they keep attacking our home, but oddly enough their waves of soldiers make for a reliable source of food.>Another reason we came buy was because this looked like a giant pool, ergo a great place to rest and bathe. What's your name stranger?Make use of that Friendly feat buddy!
>>5534475>"Hi. I am Sidrijika. I owe Alliegance to none but my siblings and am ally to all those that oppose the dark gods and their minions.">"I was trying to find a place to maybe rest and recover a bit before continuing search for our mother and maybe find allies for the future. Friendly faces are rare enough where i am from.">"I think i read something in a strategy book about your kind and was wondering if those things were in any way true. And the best way i found so far was to go and ask around a bit to find the truth. I am also very curious as to how you got this city and especially the jungle here."
>>5534475>State your affiliation, reason of trespassing, and overall why I should not kill the two of you on sight.>Offspring of the deceased Nakitsiksta, allegiance only to my other siblings. Saw this place along the way to intercept Vuthacayosin. The fighters after you might succeed in the task but you certainly wouldn’t survive long enough to see it.Drop some names, see what shakes out.
>>5534482>>5534492>>5534522>>5534532>>5534555>4 anon roll 4d20 Diplomacy, subskill Presence>Friendly trait proc! (It's been a while, isn't it?)
>>5534582Of course, 4 anon roll 1d20. rolls of 4d20 will be ignored
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>5534582Now for the Dice to screw us once again.>>5534583WHAT?! Preposterous. absolutely impossible. How could you demand such unreasonable things.
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>5534582okay one more. and then someone else will have to do it.
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>5534583>>5534584wonderful
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>5534582Hopefully I won't ruin everything
>>5534609That's another crit isn't it?
>>5534612It indeed is. So we have two Crit successes... which is very nice i have to say.So at least we got in. Now lets see if our lick will grt better or worse next time we interact with someone important
>"Hi. I am Sidrijika. Offspring of the deceased Nakitsiksta, allegiance only to my other siblings. Can ally to all those that oppose the dark gods and their minions.">"We're independent and looking for our mom,Vuthacayosin, but don't know where she is exactly, but then we encountered your city and came by to look around on our way to find her. We're sorta trying to stop chaos from infesting the dwarves and we generally don't like the skaven when they keep attacking our home, but oddly enough their waves of soldiers make for a reliable source of food.>"I was trying to find a place to maybe rest and recover a bit before continuing search for our mother and maybe find allies for the future. Friendly faces are rare enough where i am from.">"And we saw what looked like a giant pool, ergo a great place to rest and bathe. What's your name stranger"?"I'm Xamaniqinqu, Airborn warden of Toxico. I regret to say that pool is a forbidden zone, our most sacred and important place. Hence the little rocky sign built around it. And this crazy house... Won't recommand as a rest place">"I think i read something in a strategy book about your kind and was wondering if those things were in any way true.">What kind of stuff did you read?
>>5534622>"I think it was something regarding worship of dragons but i would have to consult the books again once i am home. I would however be more than happy with some friendly faces that wont assume the worst of me just because of my race.">"Could you recommend a place where we could rest relatively undisturbed? I have two Dwarfs with me that could likely need some time on their feet instead of just sitting around all day. And i am more than interested in seeing your city more closely."
>>5534622Here's a few mentions I found on previous threads>Their cities hidden all around the world, Saurian Ancients are mystical heirs of a common ancestor of your kin. Wielding powerful magics, and survivor of battles involving them relate their taming of animal-brained unmagical, wingless dragons.>The last noticeable species would be Saurian Ancient, a mystic-empowered congregation of reptilian being which would accept dragons without a sliver of hesitationSo say something about them being an ancient people, who wield powerful magic and would be distantly related to our kind. And that they have knowledge how to combat the dark gods, and their corruption.
>>5534622Why is the pool sacred? Why is the house sacred? What are those other flying creatures?
>>5534735i would guess that that Pool is a Spawning Pool where they breed the Saurians in. Saurus Guards, Kroxigors and Skinks. With the occaisonal special brood when the stars and planets are right.
>something about them being an ancient people, who wield powerful magic and would be distantly related to our kind. >"I read you are ancient people, who wield powerful magic. Related to our kin, cousins of sorts.>And that you have knowledge how to combat the dark gods, and their corruption.- Bold of you to assume my kind have any knowledge. Nah, our usual strategy is launching the Carnosaurs at them. Hard to be chaotic when your corporeal envelop have been reduced to pulp.Regarding corruption, our Slanns - you're familiar with our castes, right? - have a way. But they work is shrouded in mystery. I'm not really sure they understand what they're doin themself.>Why is the temple with the pool sacred?"The lizardman smiles. Lots of teeth in that. Oh well, it makes you feel home."I'm afraid I can't just disclose our most important secrets to outsiders... Wait, what's happening down there? There shouldn't be a commotion...You, Lavender, can you stay up there? Airborn skinks, if something is too confusing, ask the lavender wingosaur 'bout what to do. Else, patrol as normal. Come with me, Bones wingosaur.">Comply to the funny albinos skink>Don't obey [what do? Write-in]
>>5535488>Don't obey [what do? Write-in]Follow and go check out the commotion. He's not telling us "dragons" to do anything, so its not like he's trying to command us.
>>5535488>Comply to the funny albinos skinkVoting this just to tie and give more time for other players to vote.Also, compliance is a nice way to not get into trouble, the whole dwarf problem is enough, well, problem, for now, and I'd hate to get into their bad side for free.Just ask whoever the guard left us with to bring us closer to the commotion, because depending on what's happening, we may be able to help.
>>5535493>>5535497To be clear : he's asking for Purple to stay flying with his squad while you follow him down to check the commotion
>>5535498I see, forgive my lack of insight.While getting separated from lemoni leaves me more than a little bit uneasy, I'll still go with>Comply
>>5535488>Comply to the funny albinos skink
>>5535488Comply>"We are dragons. Or is that your word for our kind?"
>>5535558Do you really want to ruin my running joke of people not calling you dragon unless they're dragonslayers?
>>5535493>>5535497>>5535506>>5535523>>5535557>>5535558>Comply>"I'm following you, white ssskink. However, I'd prreferrr you to call me a dragon. Unless maybe it's yourrr worrrd for our kind?"- Wingosaur? Broad word for all winged saurian. As you stated you are a cousin to our kin, you are one. Don't expect people to comply about ways of calling you when it goes over their whole life of labelling things; particularly true with the conversation skills of your average skink...Oh my. I'm really, really tired."The shadow of your host's mount and you draw closer to the ground, where you land on stone rooftops.You can see the stone temple you wanted to examinate, a covered one. Some strange glimmer in the middle of it reveals hords and hords of dinosaurs, with big saurians - Kroxigors? - holding them leashed under skink supervision.Strangely, a golden light illuminates the inside of the temple, way bigger than the outside seems to be. You can't really wrap your head about it. >Kroxigor wrangler at this place : 5>Saurus wrangler at this place : 33Dinosaurs seems to be stuck in the temple because of a big mess in the streets : a traffic jam of stone blocks, what smells like rotting fish and meat, a coupled collapsed dinosaurs.Kroxigors are attempting to carrying things among the traffic, pushing and crushing the occasional smaller skinks. Skinks that look overwhelmed.It is extremely noisy. Inside the temple, skinks are yelling a head-splitting "REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE".Underneath, in the streets, several patrol of intermediately-sized dinos - Saurus? - are active.>"Are the Saurrrus fixing it?"Nah. Trying to fix the mess. Mainly, looking for skinks to beat up so they act better. Care to help cleaning up?", Xamaniqinqu sighs.>Use your sharp eyes to understand the scene better [Perception test]>Go yourself direct the skinks clearly overwhelmed [Strategy-Management test, harder if you don't understand the scene]>If violence is not a solution, you're not using enough violence. Breath really hard at the fallen dinos to carve new paths [guess what? Breath test.].>Write-in
>>5535613>Use your sharp eyes to understand the scene better [Perception test]
>>5535613>Go yourself direct the skinks clearly overwhelmed [Strategy-Management test, harder if you don't understand the scene]
Unrelated question : Do you prefer White voice to be>greentextor regular text?
>>5535618its fine either way. If its normal text then i ask that you please make sure to double check for all the punctuation for ending sentences.I noticed it in the past as well that sometimes i just jump into the next line and suddenly find myself confused since i thought it was still the same person speaking. or if some people to each other put another break there to make sure to break up the sentencea more. or maybe its only me having that problem.
>>5535613Considering our perception level, I'd rather try to use divination to find out the root of the problem.
>>5535660It's mainly a time issue. Divination is a spell that require calm and meditation while you focus, something along the line of 5 minutes in case of a crit in your lair, to a few hours for a borderline success in an unknown city with foul odors and Reeeing things.But you can certainly try.
>>5535674I see... Perception it is then.But I want Bad Back Anon to roll.
>>5535685Why do you want me to roll? I am definetly gonna fuck it up.... probably... maybe....
>>5535693Because you got two 20s in the past 2 days.I think anyways, my memory isn't the best.
>>5535700>>5535704Look i can try. But luck is a fickle mistress.
>>5535704>>5535693Nevermind, just the last one, so fine, you don't need to, although you probably will.
>>5535708I would not be too sure about that.Now some therapy and then some DND later. Not sure i will have the time for that
That's it, shift over.Good luck with the Perception check folks, try to not make us just stare at the commotion and go "haha, funny lizards go brrrrr".
>>5535720Oops, didn't see your reply.Guess we'll leave the burden to someone else then.
>one anon roll 1d20 Perception
>>5535806How much do we need to use or train perception and willpower for them to level up?
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>5535806
>>5535806>time and time again DragonFag purpose tells us "go fuck yourselves you cant have willpower and perception teachers"Fuck you too man.
>Failurehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjCVsOBu6vc>"... What a mess- Indeed.-[b]REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE[/b]"Both of you are squinting down.The pieces are fragmented. But... You can almost get what's happening."[b]REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE[/b]"Dinosaurs are blocking stonemasons. "[b]REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE[/b]"Stonemasons are blocking food-carrier."[b]REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE[/b]"Food carrier are blocking dinosaurs. But where does it starts?"[b]REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE[/b]- Oh for Quek sake! I'm going to make them shut the hell up. Do whatever, not like it will make things worst.">Go yourself direct the skinks clearly overwhelmed [Strategy-Management test, Will require crit as Saurus diplomacy progressed while you didn't exactly get the problem]>If violence is not a solution, you're not using enough violence. Breath really hard at the fallen dinos to carve new paths [guess what? Breath test.].>If violence does not appeal to you, use a different brand of violence. Ice magic might cool their anger down, right? [Ice magic test].>Write-in
>MFW i lost formatting right in my quest
>>5535914>Go yourself direct the skinks clearly overwhelmed [Strategy-Management test, Will require crit as Saurus diplomacy progressed while you didn't exactly get the problem]>Ask for your sisters input using Windwhispering.
>>5535914>If violence does not appeal to you, use a different brand of violence. Ice magic might cool their anger down, right? [Ice magic test].If they are cold blooded, it might slow down their metabolism.I'm not going to vote for strategy again because the time for it has passed. Atleast Arcana is an even higher than strategy, so the only way to use a stat as low as perception would be to use willpower.
>>5535916Weird, doesn't formatting rights carry over with the trip?
>>5535914>>5535989I’ll back this train of thought. Sleepy dinosaurs are more easily corraled.
>>5535940+1>>5535914Use our strong dragon lungs to REEEEEEEE louder to get everyone's attention
>>5535914>If violence does not appeal to you, use a different brand of violence. Ice magic might cool their anger down, right? [Ice magic test].>>5535916L
>>5535940>>5535989>>5536029>>5536054>>5536244>2 anon roll 1d20 Arcana, subskill Ice
>>5535914"funny lizards go brrrrr."Anyways, as tempted as I'm to Discoball to draw everyone's attention, let's go with >>5535989.Bouryoku koso kono yo de motto mo tsuyoi chikara!
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>5536590Oh...>>5536588There you go.
>>5536591What a great start for the day.
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>5536588
>>5536591>>5536594Well, this is interesting.
Rolled 68 (1d100)>>5536591>>5536594You glide down, channeling your mana.The plan is to release a slow, continuous flow of ice energy to refresh the atmosphere, presumably decreasing the saurian activity enough to calm spirit down.>Crit failWhat comes out is a flash of frost. One that expend most of your reserve.>Double-crit failFar from calming them down, it seems that the freezing flash triggered a reaction on the Kroxigor. They are starting to dig out the stony road and fight for the unused block rocks.>1 anon roll 1d100 for how is it going for XamaniqinquRolling for Saurus reaction
Rolled 8 (1d100)>>5536638Fear.
>>5536642Punished Anon, lend me the corner, I'll stop rolling for today, maybe for the week.
>>5536642"REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE">Saurus : 68One of the skink in charge of coordinating Saurus, thoroughly and repeatedly getting punched in the face, manage to squiggle something about "REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE"Kroxigors. His squad, and a few other, move to molest the bigger, retarder Krocs. The Saurus hitting the skink does not stop his succesful path of Violence, given he got orders that helped improved the situation from it, and use his boss as a flail to attempt stopping the burrowing reflex of the two-and-a-half stonemasons. "REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE"In the necklace, Durr is scared shitless while Valric pesters you : "Iwannatrythelizardfruit! Iwannatrythelizardmeat!"Meanwhile, the screeching sounds coming from inside the temple accentuates. Good thing you can psychically communicate."REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE">"Despite my best effort, it's just getting worst on my side- Same here. They're yelling cause they're hungry. And food's travois are stuck by dinos and stone blocks. Any idea?" >I can try to screech louder than them?>Let me order [write-in] to [write-in]
>>5536727Somehow won formatting right again.
>>5536727Well it could have been worse. I don't know if this is already the result of my 8, but if it's, I'm real glad it was just something funny.Either way, can we try to Discoball to draw their attention?
>>5536727>Can't we pick up the meat and bring to fly it to the temple ourselves?
>>5536760Support Maybe the real answer here is hard work?
>>5536727i think >>5536760has an idea. maybe instead of trying to overanalyze the problem we try to do something that we at least identified as being a problem. Then it might become more managable. also damn Kroxigors. Their Stupid (1) really screwed them over here.
>>5536760>>5536831>>5536833Locking that one.That mean you're getting inside the temple, and something happen.>5 anon roll 1d20 Arcana, subskill Divination
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>5536850
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>5536850
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>5536850
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>5536862See?>>5536850Guess there's no harm rolling this one.
One more dice plz?
>>5535725Well.... guess i should have somehow made the time anyway......But at least we brutalized a Golem and a mage which led to us getting one of our macguffins we need for our DND main QuestDoes anyone have any good spells a druid could use to attack with? Having just a Cantrip going against Constitution and Heat Megal prepared sucks enormously with a very resitant enemy tjat is also not using any metal on his body. Just got access to fourth Level spell Slots .
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>5536850>>5536867If you insist
>>5536868Thorn whip is good as you can move people around, triggering potential reactions from your martial by forcing them out of their control zone after their own turn. 4th level includes Ice storm, which deals a fair bit of damages, and if you want to be a pokemon team champion, get a jar with 5 wasps nicknamed Beedrill 1 to Beedrill 5 and get yourself Giant Insect. Funniest way to play the spell, optimal being carrying also centipedes, spiders and scorpions
>>5536862>>5536869The duality of Bad Back's dice
>>5536878forced movement does not trigger attacks of opportunity i am very very sure of. however we do have a Ranger with Spike Growth. so it could help out in that way. i will take a look at those two other spells>>5536891its incredible i have to admit.
>>5536894Personally I think its a skill
>>5536991if its a skill I will have to find out how to cause RNG Manipulation. Would be useful for DND.
>>5536855>>5536856>>5536862>>5536863>>5536869Change of strategy. Using your precious [Necklace], you stockpile a good chunk of food and move toward the sonic nuisances.>1, 3You get in the temple, and your head spins.You feel confused, torn, dizzy.>20Then, you understand what's happening. Partially.There is a grand total of one and a half sun - midday from where you come from, rising from the other side - and four moons, instead the usual two, mayhem signal three.As a crystal dragon, your nature oriented toward light, stars and divination, this place is extremely confusing. You have an approximate idea of where the side where it's twilight exactly is - Virentia, another continent.You drop the food from skink to skink, fighting against your internal balance sense.They are slowly starting to shut the fuck down. You can give a go at solving this mess again, if you want>"This place is too confusing. I'm getting out.- I'll request you to get out from where you came from. I'm afraid I can't ensure your safety if you don't comply.">Don't comply>Comply, and take another look at the situation >Comply, and attempt micromanaging>Comply, and go back toward your sister, leaving the albino skink with his logistical nightmare
>>5537027>Comply, and attempt micromanagingDragon Autism GO. We cant leave well enough alone as we all know.
>>5537027>Comply, and attempt micromanagingFucking crazy lizords
>>5537027>Comply, and attempt micromanaging
>4 anon roll 1d20 Strategy, Subskill Management[i]Did i retained formating rights?[/i]
[b]And with my trip?[/b]
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>5537197
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>5537197>>5537197>>5537202they obviously do not want you being too creative.
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>5537197
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>5537197You are being punished for your hubris >>5537214is that a crit?
>>5537214>>5537227>>5537229>>5537230First step : Stop the Saurus to bully the skinks so you can use them to relay orders.>"Drop that skink! Good. Now, skink, tell your saurus to focus on stoping the crocs digging up the road..."Next step, decrease the complexity of the mess.>"All of you, food-carrier skink! get back from where you find that food. Take your Krokx with you!"One anon roll 1d100 for the consequences of that order with the sentence "Rollin' for consequences of sending away food carriersThe situation is getting clearer. It's still blocked, but now you can see why. A Wall was getting build in the middle of the road, a dino stumbled upon it, and was partially walled, preventing him to get back up."What the frog is happening here?...I really hate my life. See that post painted in red?"Xamaniqinqu points a clawed finger at wood splinters."I know the skink in charge of the builder squad. Not the scaliest dino. So I setted up a post to tell him to stop building onto that point. Of course, one of the dinos smashed it with his tail, and the skink corralling it didn't took any initiative to enquire what it was, how to fix it, or even warn about the problem..."Half an hour pass while both of you unclog the street."Thanks for helping out. Now, what do you want?>Take me to your leader, the fabled magus, the Slanns>Enquire about something [what? Write in?]>The insanity of the place seems to much to deal with. Smile, wave, leave the lizard-asylum
How are you enjoying my lizardmen so far, anons?
Rolled 8 (1d100)>>5537250>Take me to your leader, the fabled magus, the SlannsCould be a good idea, could be bad.>>5537251They're cool.
>>5537250>Take me to your leader, the fabled magus, the Slanns
>>5537250>Take me to your leader, the fabled magus, the SlannsI want to learn magic from the best guys around >>5537255nice
Rolled 48 (1d100)>>5537250Rollin' for consequences of sending away food carriers.
>>5537250>Take me to your leader, for we come in peace.
>>5537255>>5537262>>5537264>>5537654>"Take me to your leader, the fabled magus, the Slanns, as We come in peace- They're not really our leaders. See, that's one of the problem of our people. Total and complete lack of government and foresight. However, it's more a consequence of our other problems... Oh my Quek what are they doing right now?">>5537255>Takin' the 8 about how ungovernable lizards are ungovernableA new ruckus and blockade is ongoing, this time around the big temple surrounding the puddle. Some dizzy disoriented lizards are stumbling amidst the Travois, and start to wander in the street. Skinks, saurus and Kroxigor joining crews without regard of their actual roles assigned at birth."Ok, so do you really want to go to the Slanns right now? Or can we take time to nip that problem in the bud? I have no guarantee that there won't be five other that emerges in that time span though.">1 anon roll 3d20 for Purple's flightMeaning it, it's morning so it will be slow>all anon roll 1d100 for !!!Fun!!! lizard behaviorAlso>Stop to fix the madtown new problem>Go to see the slanns right now
Regarding the d100 : rest assured, it is a bonus roll this time, on a best of basis.
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>5537775>Stop to fix the madtown new problemThis place is a madhouse! I feel so bad for you! this jub sucks!
Rolled 78 (1d100)>>55377777 quads, this gonna be CRAZY
Rolled 70 (1d100)>>5537777You know what?My 7-quad gives me a free roll on the !!!Fun!!! Lizard Behavior
Rolled 4 (1d20)I'm just gonna roll before I passout. Feel free to invalidate this.
Rolled 65 (1d100)>>5537777>Stop to fix the madtown new problemthey better pay us for this afterwards.
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>5537775
>>5537775>Stop to fix the madtown new problemThese lizards are more autistic then we are
Rolled 30 (1d100)>>5537852Fug
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>5537852
Rolled 47 (1d100)>>5537775
>>5537780>>5537814>>5537832First, you have to check up on your sister>"You're okay up there? You've been hovering for a few hours?>15 : one success for Purple's flight- Yes, It's not that bad, good vertical drafts. It's quite effortless to maintain flight, really."Below you, the puddle bubble and seethe. Some lizards get out, stumbling with dizziness and disoriented.>Thanks to the 7-quads, all roll between 70 and 79 are counted as crits>>5537781>>5537784Something... Tingles. A sense of Kinship. Well, you'll have to examinate that further down the line.>d100 for lizards is still open to those that haven't rolled it yet.Below, some of the reptiles that have not yet mixed with other squad take a second, look around, and walk with a stride a bit more confident."Do you see that? Is that... Initiative? Oh my Quek, that mean a foreseeable future with more than three hours of sleep for me?"Anyway, time for a lizard-goose chase.>4 anon roll 1d20 strategy-leadership.The number and quality of success will determine how much dice I'll roll for complications.
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>5537866
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>5537866Let's try to corral /b/ in reptile form
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>5537866
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>5537866
Rolled 77, 75, 80 = 232 (3d100)>>5537868>>5537876>>5537880>>5537882>Regular FailureIt's been a while, hasn't it?Order of the roll : saurus, Kroxigor, Dinos
Rolled 88 (1d100)>>5537775Sure, rolling for more fun behavior
>>5537883You spend a good hour flying left to right, orienting distraught lizards of various size to clean the mess made by the food carrier.Fortunately, no new problem emerged in the mean time.The light of hope fickles among Xamaniqinqu eyes."See that stego? He is more clever than his skink - not a hard bar to overcome, I agree - and refused to get in the too narrow street! And for once, Saurus are punching the correct dissenters!And... is that Kroxigor... throwing out and picking a new tool by himself?"Things seems to be under control - for now - so both of you quickly fly toward a small temple."Ok, so this is not our most powerful magus, but the most tolerable one. Meet g'Doung."A few skinks attendants scutter and hide in the darkness.The fat blob seems asleep. It draws on for several long, long minutes spent in the moist dim-lit temple.Then, he opens his eyes.>"Greeting, revered g'Doung. I come in peace, in hope of alliance with your people."The fat blob remains mute. Your companion skink seems really annoyed."They're always like this. We have to be patient."The frog-like creature still does not talk. You distinctly hear some water drop condensing and falling in several basins, creating an eerily atmosphere.Then, the frog speaks."Imagine a world where black elves won the seventh age rebellion, by maintaining their alliance with the black dwarves.Slaver on land with infernal machines, slaver on sea with boats. Mixes. Elven iron hand and mastery on how to get the most of a prisoner, agility for the manual crafts.Boats propelled by infernal engines on water iron roads floating on water. This world still struggle with chaos, but become more organized. The mother rises from the order, granting more divination powers.In that world, or maybe ours, an equitainan nobleborn daughter. Entitled to the inheritance of all of her father's land, and her struggle to marry for love instead of political gains.Both of her loves are vampires of their own kind : One being an old count eager for power, fortune and fresh blood, the second feeding on her ambition and career.Examinate closely both side : will that choice reinforce the Mother, or the Father's powers?As is the natural order : cat eats mouse. But mouse beating up cat : is that lawful or chaotic? Is that good or bad? How does the gods benefits for that?That mouse, winning the fight. Is that from might? Is that might his own or gained through lucky encounter?Else, is that from luck? Is luck aligned to Father's love of unpredictability, or Mother's way to favor her chosen children?Hear my prophecy : Once rocks will rain from the sky and the prey overcomes the hunter, the challenges to overcome will draw the world to the tenth age.">Write in questions, reaction, or whatever>Or leave the slann alone
>>5537924>I hope this world isn't destroyed before the change of ages, resulting in a multitude of schizophrenic realms barely connected, ruled by an incarnated Sunna and a legion of resurrected superhuman followers. Because that would suck.Forg :)I know he is talking about a meteor being the sign, but rocks falling and lizardmen reminds me of this
>>5537936Ok, now for something less memey>>5537924>To built order upon suffering is to create a world as vile as the one of Chaos' children. The slaver's order is built upon the mighty striking down the weak, until the strong meet the same fate. A world of paranoia, where divination is used by the powerful until they create their own downfall, and chaos will fester upon the oppressed, who no longer have anything to lose. It has replaced a horde upon their gates for a powered keg under their keep.>The lady is being blind. She follows her heart searching for love, yet the ones that she sets her gaze upon are anything but that. There will be ruin in her life no matter which one is chosen, because she already failed the first step. Her only salvation would be to open her eyes and rebuff both.>Luck is chaotic, but failure can be orderly. If the cats are completely unopposed, they would wipe out all the mouses. And once there are no more mouses, the cats would starve and fall upon eachother until there is nothing more. The nature of life to expand and consume, it is only >Change can be orderly, as stagnation can be chaotic. Divination rises and wanes, prophesies can be self fulfilling, or can be avoided. A challenge can be destructive, bringing down what has been built, but can be constructive, bringing new opportunities once overcome. While we gaze upon the future, we must also be ready to act as well. Because in the end, if we do not fight to create a world that is worthy being protected and cherished, all the sacrifices would be for naught.
>>5537955Fug>it is only through introspection that one can balance instinct and planning, which animals are not capable of. We that can think naturally bring our will on the world, reshaping as we see fit. Our predictable actions bring unpredictable consequences.
>>5537924>"Alright. Anything you see me or my siblings doing that can steer that into a direction where the Dark Gods have been cut back in their influence considerably?">"Otherwise. Why the FUCK are most of your subordinates denser than Hector is to the Women surrounding him?"dropped my name for a bit there
>>5537924Yo dude what the fuck I came to talk about diplomacy. Political shenanigans is not what I expected.Rocks from the sky, prey preying on predators. Is he talking about warp stones falling to the earth, and skaven do their weird tech stuff and capitalizing on the stones? Yeah that sounds about right.
>>5537955>>5537999>>5538008Allright, there is a lot to process. Are the preys the skavens? You don't agree with the slann basic vision of the order and chaos. After all, Luck is chaotic, failure can be orderly.And that raises questions about the nature of the world. The certitudes you have comes partly from your representation of past and future as a great loom of fate, with the motives of the past immutably woven but the one of the future yet to be shaped, although tied to the stringe currently moving and getting knotted. Maybe more insight can be gain by discussing with this master philosopher?>"To built order upon suffering is to create a world as vile as the one of Chaos' children. The slaver's order is built upon the mighty striking down the weak, until the strong meet the same fate- What is interresting regarding the slaver dwarf is their hat. They're meaningful, and teach a lot about them, their past and family. Some are called Pharygin, meaning they used to be slaves themself and won their liberty back. Other, the Deshret, are markers of belonging to the priest cast. But they're not really priests, hehe. Most of their contribution to society would fall within the purview of your conundrums of engineering."You attempt to get him back on tracks :>"Alright. Anything you see me or my siblings doing that can steer that into a direction where the Dark Gods have been cut back in their influence considerably?- Is talking with me currently decreasing or increasing dark god's influence? It seems like chaos always win. But maybe the narrator giving that ultimate truth is unreliable? The only way to know would be to gaze in the myriad of world and examine them to find a complete and total victory of Order. But doing so might be part of the plan of chaos to destroy the current reality? It's like the grung box. One of them countain a Rainforest King. The other, a Vice-monarch. The only way to know which one is which is to take a bite - you're both starving and dead until you do so." Must. Remain. Calm. One more attempt.>"-Otherwise. Why the FUCK are most of your subordinates denser than Hector is to the Women surrounding him?- What is a woman? An ideal to strike for? Most of the heavily gendered kin people's iconography represent them as safe, tied to the home, something to strive for, something to protect. But the most interesting things about them is the subversion : a really strong female warrior is even more impressive in a world where most fighters are male, aren't them?"
Your tour guide takes you out of your misery, while some skinks rehydrate the fat blob collapsing from the effort of that heavy conversation."This is this town's saner Slann.We have no leadership, no coordination, no greater plan. I wonder how my kin is still alive and roaming the earth.>You sound different. You can think, you can act freely.- I'm cursed. The only sane lizard in that town. I'm so tired.> Why are you different?- I... Don't know. Luck, maybe? Or natural selection. I'm not the only sane skink, I had mentors. My kin used to be way stronger. But it was several ages ago. And I can't babysit a new generation.- [b]REEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeee[/b]- Hear that? New minute, new problems. It was a nice break, but I have to go back supervising the idiots.">Give a hand to the albinos skink for a few days. Maybe weeks. Probably not months.>Ask for hospitality for a day or two, enquire about the tingling lizards.>Smile and nod, request stockpile of food for today's help, leave the lizard-asylum
>>5538045>Give a hand to the albinos skink for a few days. Maybe weeks. Probably not months.>"Maybe we can check if its something we can fix with Healing Magic. Stimulate creative thought. In return i would ask for some hospitality while i stay with you. While i would like to continue my quest i have to say I wish to offer my help. I scratch your back and you scratch mine if i need help. Does that sound good to you?">"Maybe my sister could find some time to study your technologies and techniques for security. I plan to build a large city where all civilised races can interact without fear. Its a dream for now. But i believe it will be possible and getting to know your kind might help us in that as well by seeing how streets for different sized creatures coudl be organized. Or maybe what to avoid."
>>5538045>Give a hand to the albinos skink for a few days. Maybe weeks. Probably not months.>"I think I can understand your suffering, when I started taking care of my siblings, they were impulsive. I dread to imagine if they remained that way. Even my bullheaded brother got better. A little bit.">Ask about the tingling lizards>"I'll consider you the leader of this city. Or at least it's tardwrangler caretaker. I hope that we can find a way to help eachother in the future."
>>5538045>Give a hand to the albinos skink for a few days. Maybe weeks. Probably not months.>Ask for hospitality for a day or two, enquire about the tingling lizards.Basically stay here for like 2-4 days helping out while our companions can rest. Maybe the Slaan is on to something? The last bit about the women makes me thing that he knows the rest of the lizardmen are retarded
>>5538045Eeeeeyyyyy. Sounds to me like they need a leader. Hmmmm~ I wonder who
>>5538046>>5538059>>5538060>1 anon roll 5d20 magic, subskill Healing>1 anon roll 3d20 Engineering, subskill Urbanism
Rolled 5, 18, 16, 8, 9 = 56 (5d20)>>5538799>>5538880Alright, I'll try the healing.
Rolled 3, 3, 15, 20, 19 = 60 (5d20)>>5538799Seriously? 1 anon. Okay. Here it comes.>>5538880Checking your phone while driving is not a good idea QM. Nor does it make a good impression if your with a customer.
Rolled 12, 12, 2 = 26 (3d20)>>5538799Okay then i will roll for the other thingEngineering Projects
>>5538892I'm sorry for taking your double Crit and turning it into only one...
>>5538898Dont worry about it. However sadly the engineering project is not going well now. Unless QM decides to use the first three rolls of my other post.To say it in other words. "Wer zuerst kommt malt zuerst". Whoever gets there first is the winner
>>5538880I was sleeping
>>5538891>>5538895>Healing critYou take a bit of time to catch a wandering skink to further examinate their inner workings.And something dawns you. Their brains are completely smooth. Marble ball polished with all the care in the world wouldn't compare to the spherical perfection of the hemispheres. As a consequence, you think you partially figure out why lizards are such a difficulty to handle : tinkering a bit, you find that most of the seen behavior is biologically-pathed signals with little to no conscious influence of the skink. Maybe understanding them will be more something your alchemically-versed, or mechanically-versed sister will be able to do. Question remains : why and how does the unofficial leader managed to evolve wrinkles? There is a real anatomical difference you spectated among your usual skink and the albino pteranodon problem solver.>Engineering failureAfter three days of careful examination and sampling, I can conclude that this town is made of rock piled on other rocks. Nothing we don't already know how to make, 'specially with the help of our lizardmanest brother.Meanwhile, you left the dwarves live their own life in the city.>1d100 for Durr antics>1d100 for Valric antics
Rolled 83 (1d100)>>5538912Rolling for Durr
Rolled 23 (1d100)>>5538912Oh no.
>>5538927It's only fair you rolled for your dwarf
>>5538933Yep. For better or worse.
>>5538912I have proposition to our albino skinked friend: let 1 smooth brained and 1 smart brain skink come with us on our return trip back so we can give you a full check up, or maybe we can follow us on one of those flying ones.Man I wanna see the floppy slan guy do magic. Does our new best buddy know what he can do? Can he pull rocks from the sky? Preferably with stuff like irons?
>>5538974pic related when the Slaan gets pissed off enough
>>5538974Yes, this was supposed to come-in a bit later... Let's do it now.It seems the feeling of kinship sensed among newborn lizards is exploitable. They both seems to be smooth-brained, but you want to try out environmental exposure to challenge to overcome by their own can lead to functioning individuals.>>5537781>>5537784Crit-roller unlocked build-a-magical-lizard minigame.Rules : Choose Skink/Saurus/Kroxigor.You're free to give your lizard between 0 and 2 blessing from the saurus section of https://1d4chan.org/wiki/LizardmenChoose one magical path among Divination, Healing, Ice, Wind and Light.Your lizard will be a newborn on the quite-stupid side, with room for personality though.People allowed to play are E3MJ6GA+ and me.However, from the top of my moral high ground, I give my lizardposting right to any other anon, on a first-posted-first-served basis. Rolls are not to be included for your lizard ability.
>>5539000if you are giving it up i am gonna be cheeky about it i think. >Kroxigor>Chotkho>Blessing: Quetzl for being extra Tough. A nice little Friend for Green. Maybe a near mindless brute to keep our keep secured when someone thinks they wanna sneak in.>Blessing 2: none>Magic Path: Ice. maybe later he could cast defensive Icespells or augment Whites Capabilities with the latters Light Breath by creating reflective surfaces or prisms.
>>5538880You know I am sleeping when you decide to start posting
>23 for Valric : Disapointment unmesurable, day ruined.Valric, on an other hand, is having a terrible week.The novelty of the architecture, places, sents, tastes wore off quickly, and the dwarven kid looked for a way to smith boredom into pleasant time.First, he looked for lizard kids to play with. However, they were all grown up, as if getting out of the birthbarrels all adults.Boring ones, too. No lizard wanting to answer important questions about what being a lizard is, such as "How is it, having a tail?" or "Are scales harder to wash than beards?"Then, he inquired about the one thing that can never stop to impress : Dinosaurs. However, the kid was not allowed to climb in the great woven baskets among the skinks, the carnosaurs growl nastily when he went close to them, and he was not allowed to leave town to go check out the brontosaurs grazing.He still managed to sneak toward the pteranodo stable, on the top of a pagode-shaped tower. However, he got bitten on his arm when he tried to ride one - not profondly, just a warning nibble. Enough to leave bruises though.>83 for Durr : a scam gone wellDurr narrate how he stumble on skinks struggling with the logistical transfer of gold from mineral to plates ready to engrave.Durr helped oversight and smoothing of the process, requesting a few plates for his help.Now he feels bad about stealing them. After all, he joined you to be cured of his ailment.Upon sight of the gold plates, your inner hoarding instinct tingles.>"...That's a job, moron." >You got to keep everything, after all you won it.>Rent is due, half of your gold is mine
>>5539136>Rent is due, half of your gold is mine>"Well you just tricked them into paying you way more than necessary. However we can start with that. Wanna let me check if there is something i can do with just Healing Magic. Otherwise we will need to start with Therapy. I will have to get some Skinks to bring us a recliner for you and get myself a clay tablet to write things down on and we can start to dive to the bottom of where your ailment comes from."
>>5539136>You got to keep everything, after all you won it.>If you feel guilty, perhaps you could give back some?I'm not going to pass an opportunity to train will
>>5539136+1 to >>5539151.
>>5539143+1But admit that we also have a problem so we can make another willpower check. I want that leveled up baby!
>>5539136Durr gets to keep like, a quarter of the gold. The rest will be used as donations for the poor to pay for new tools, patch roofs, and buy them food for winter. And you must give out the gold individually. This will be a step in the right direction.
Sorry guys, I'm update-challenge this week end
Expect a slow week.I still need one lizardpost, so anybody feel free
>>5542660>Skink>Tepok's blessing>Healing magicA kind but naive little fellow. Looks more like an oversized gecko than a skink
>>5542673Here's a picture of a purple gecko.I'll see if I can find a priestly looking image as well
>>5539322Arent you gonna make you lizord?>>5542676>People allowed to play are E3MJ6GA+ and me.However, from the top of my moral high ground, I give my lizardposting right to any other anon, on a first-posted-first-served basis.>Rolls are not to be included for your lizard ability.
>>5542772I'm confused, why are you replying to yourself?Anyway, he gave up his right to make the lizard, so this anon did>>5539015And you didn't make yours in 3 days, so he said>so anybody feel freeAnd I took the chance
>>5542772But if you want to make yours, go ahead, maybe were busy during the weekend or something.I'm not really attached to purple gecko
>>5542789I just found a picture i thought appropriate and gave it words i thought would match it. and damn its been three days already.... Time does fly.have a bigger purple lizard. I think it would be a Razordon.
>>5542804I had found this one, but it looks more like a saurus then a skink.Turns out most lizardperson art are either blue or green. Or pregnant. I can't unsee
>>5542805yeah he does look a lot like a Saurus. I think Skink themselves dont get too much love all things considered. You are on the Internet...... do you at least have the Mindbleach ready?
>>5542789>>5542793......fuck I'm stupid>>5539000Kreenio the skink!Priest + Chief blessingsKreenio is very bad and sneaking as he liked to REEEEE really loudly when hungry. He also likes to REEEEEA when happy, or sad, or bored, or wants to make noise. This skink is dumber than dirty until told otherwise.Is surprisingly good eith mixing war paints though.
>>5542812>https://1d4chan.org/wiki/LizardmenThose are the skink roles, the blessings are on the saurus portion.Yes, skinks and Kroxigor can have those too, it's why our skink friend is albino, he got the Blessed Mark of the Old Ones
>>5542818>>5542812Shit, meant to link thishttps://1d4chan.org/wiki/Lizardmen#SaurusAnyway, skinks are cute
>>5542818Ah, right, I missed that. Thanks.>>5542812Blessed Mark of the Old OnesChotecLightNow all he needs is a big rock to sun bathe on and hes good to go.
>>5542819I think I might had picked one with too much cake.
>>5542826Ok, so we got a sun worshipping, light magic wielding, paint mixing, noise making orange skink.
>>5542827Now you made check the image again and I just noticed that there is also a Slannesh marking on the rock and a hand marking on their backside.
Lockin in Kreenio and Chotkho.Now, decision time before I write up about the gold plates.You've been far from home a long time. And it's starting to sting a bit. Your choices are :>Go hunt for mom, hoping the lizard and dwarf live together well in the necklace for the unknown time it will last>Spend more time with the lizardmen>Go back home, check out on the fort and use your lair to open communication with blue and check her whereabouts.An unforeseen effect of a skilled shadow-aligned guardian is a shroud over your divination
>>5542852>Go back home, check out on the fort and use your lair to open communication with blue and check her whereabouts.I love our new ADHD baby
>>5542852>Go back home, check out on the fort and use your lair to open communication with blue and check her whereabouts.Ok well we made some progress and now we know our flight route and what is on that route so I think when we try going for mom again it should be smoother. Also dragonslayers know where our house is. I seriously think dealing with the dwarf problem should be our top priority
>>5542852>Go back home, check out on the fort and use your lair to open communication with blue and check her whereabouts.That sideeffect makes her useful to shroud negotiations and thingsCaption: Advanced Micro DevicesSeesKidsVisit
>1 anon roll 1d20 WIllpowerOnce again, sorry for the lack of updates. Work is crazy this week, it eats on my alone time dedicated to writing, and it might stay that way until end of March
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>5544499This sucks
>>5544564It’s almost as beautiful a moment as when we discovered we could NOT discoball. “Almost” because training willpower hasn’t been a failure for nearly as many threads.
>>5544641Atleast still have perception to meme on>>5544644Now I'm hungry
>>5544645>spoilerThat was my side goal.And didn't realize I was nameless.
>>5544499damn. i hope it wont kick your ass too much. Dont overwork yourself.>>5544564I applaud you Anon for making that roll. now we just need a billion more XP to get anywhere useful with this Skill.
The smell and sight of gold is overwhelming. Tantalizing. Irresistible>Willpower : successAnd yet, you don't yield. Perhaps it's your inner nature. After all, you're made of something else. What great people are made of. And maybe you're already leaving with a greater treasure : two more diplomatic pawn.Well, future pawns. Sadly, it seems like they are both lacking in the post-reptilian brain departmentYou take off toward your home.The trip is not a failure. No, it just didn't succeed. And even that is an understatement : you partially charted part of the world unknown to you, right?How are you going home?>Straight line. Save a couple days.>Curve, going over the same road you already take, making the return trip safer>Write-in
>>5544879>Curve, going over the same road you already take, making the return trip saferMaybe we find someone interesting on the road
>>5544879>Curve, going over the same road you already take, making the return trip saferSo what is our black dwarf gonna do with the gold? Keep, give some to use, or make them donate to charities?
>>5544889You succeed the willpower roll, so you won't take it from him. However, it's not a crit, and charity are not as established here than they are in our world, so I dim that write in a bit out of character.
>>5544879>Curve, going over the same road you already take, making the return trip saferI think we should just come back, check to see if everyone is ok, deal with any problems, divine any possible attacks, and try the trip again.We did spend quite a lot of time with the dwarves and lizards, and we have plenty of enemies, so it's better to be safe then sorry.
>>5544887>>5544889>>5544904>4 anon roll 1d20 long-range flight, DC : 10
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>5544921