It has been 100 years since ancient beings, known as the Old Ones, walked the Earth with their two strong feet. Now they are gone and we animals now rule the remains that they left behind. With our new knowledge of sword and sorcery, we were able to survive in peace for a while, but then came the three factions.The Apes: Strong giants, claiming to be as just as the old ones and believe they should be the ones to rule over the new world.The Pigs: An intellectual but slothful group who wish to rule the world with an iron hoof and remain kings while the others remained as dumb animals.Then there the Lizards: A fast and large group that want to set the world a blaze. Trying to forget the harsh past that the old ones left.All three sides wishing to go war and destroy one another to bring in what they believe to be true peace.But, unbeknownst to everyone, there was another group. One that was trying their best to find a way to heal everyone. To bring back order.You found it.... and now you are taking care of it.A D&D Homebrew Adventure.Previous Quests:https://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Rise%20of%20the%20Awakened
>>5534447>Previously>The group of Mog, Kinny, Bobby, her small group of cowards, their peisoner Mouse, and the Human all find themselves in the ruins of an ancient civilization.>Wanting to check on her brother the human breaks free from her wheelchair to find the underground bunker.>Mog was able to convince her to make a deal with him.>Share her knowledge and what's in the bunker and she would possibly be free.>The human agrees.>The group then get a history lesson of the humans and their downfall.>After that, they would soon go to a sports center and meet a demonic as hell robot that would choke the shit out of it's target.>The group were eventually able to calm it down.>Eventually using it as way to help them when it came to entering the bunker.>The group now plans on entering the bunker, maybe to find some humans and gets some crates of food.Will our heroes succeed? Who knows?The attactched PDF explains how to create a character.
>As the human continued to argue with Jenkins, one of Bobby's men soon went towards you."Hey we could an opening for a metal carriage, I believe the Old One called it a fork lift, but it keeps mentioning something about a card. We tried using the other white card we had, but it kept on yelling "Access Denied". So I'm not sure what it wrong. Think you two can figure it out?"
>>5534447lol, sorry for badgering you near the end of last thread to start the new thread on Monday only to not post anything. Something came up and I was busy. I have to sleep now, but I'll be here tomorrow - later today for you guys, I guess - at the regular time.
>>5535464 It's OK. The thread needed to be made.
You guys still there?
>>5535730I'm here, was just doing stuff in the morning. I'll get around to writing my post now. Sorry again for not writing last night, I've kinda ended up delaying everyone in the thread because the previous one ended with me catching the ball in having to respond to the cats.
Rolled 14 + 8 (1d20 + 8)>>5534474A brief smile worked its way up Mog's face as the fat bobtail arrived and delivered the good news. "Good, we'll have you guide us there in a minute. Just stay here for now, we have some questions for our newest recruit." He replied, roughly wrapping his arm around the fox's shoulder and giving him a good shake for emphasis.He'd listened to Kinny ask his questions to their rescued doofus, now he had a few of his own."You said the emperor 'lost something this week' before he assigned you to this current task. Since you must've travelled here on your own four legs and not by carriage, that must mean he is a week or less away with his entire army. I need to know where specifically he is, in what town, how many days travel, and what direction. What is his general intent beyond what he assigned you to do?" Mog inquired, pacing back and forth slowly.The emperor being nearby made him anxious, they couldn't stay here long or in any place nearby when the ape army was near. If they didn't burn down any opposition they found outright like the lizards then they'd certainly conscript Mog and his friends, he was not looking forward to that.Aside from that, the fox had already answer most of his other questions when he answered Kinny. Mog had a pretty good idea of who these 'ultimate soldiers' were, he simply could not let the Old Ones fall into the mad ape's hands. He considered even going back to Xana to warn Elder Swift. If the humans were recruited into army of the tyrant then no hope of freedom for the free folk of the land remained. Still, that was a matter to discuss with Kinny later."Well, Jenkins, what are you good at? What are your talents, your skills, your hopes and dreams, what'dya want outta life? Clearly your brains and deftness are not your strong suit given that you took the top ape's word for truth and followed his orders only to fail to succeed in even a simple robbery, so what else are you good at, or are you gonna say this was just a fluke and that you are actually pretty smart and sneaky? I need'ta know, 'cause like you said, you own us a life debt, and I intend to cash that debt in and have you join our growing band of misfits, and if that's gonna happen then I need you to at least be partially invested in our group, gotta keep you happy and all that. So, for your labour, how much do you think you deserve to be payed? Don't say an even split of the profits, you aren't doing most of the work and we already have five...six, no, seven mouths to feed." The old soldier asked, prodding the fox. He let the fox out of his grasp and paced around to his front and turned to look him in the eye."What do you want outta life? Any ideological hang ups we need to know about, former enemies you wanna avoid or kill? C'mon, spill." Mog prodded further, may as well make this recruitment stick, they needed everyone they could get if they were going up against the Big Three factions.The wolf sat down to hear his response, waiting.
>>5535777>>5534474>Roll is for recruitment and putting Jenkins in the mind set to accept that he is gonna be out in the field in a new occupation a lot longer than he may have wanted, helping us and earning money instead of going back to his home. Trying to get him to mentally invest in joining this group. Also trying to get over any issues he has with privacy and just get him to spill any backstory or skills he has.Sorry for the probably unnecessarily long reply. We'll move onto the bunker right after this, don't worry.
>>5535777>>5535781"The emperor still resides in the monkey kingdom if you are worried if he is near or not. Though that kingdom is at most ten days away from here. As for what I am good at.... Running and being stealthy. Emperor Clayton said those were cowardly traits though. Tried his best getting me to be better than that. Still running to live another day is better than fighting a battle you are doomed to die in. Honestly I just want a quiet life. But with these territorial fights going around that ain't going to happen. Still it is nice to dream.">The fox sat down with Mog for a bit."Not sure if it will help me live that life, but I do owe all of you for saving my life from... whatever the fuck that thing was. I'll join you guys for a bit. just promise me we aren't going to fight anything."Jenkins now joins in your party.What do you two do now?
And here's an overdue one for Bobby as well.
>>5535792Huh...those are some beefy stats. He's like a dumber Kinny, or a weaker version of Mog if Mog were a thief."Oh, we'll be fighting, unfortunately. Gotta fight the powers that be first if you want them to leave you alone. But, you won't have to worry, you fit right in really, most of our gang can't really fight, only Kinny and I do that. We'll have you be our long range scout when we're out on the road or upon the field and forest, or as an extra helping hand with the lifting, sneaking, or flipping about that seemingly everyone but me does in this group. For now just stick with Kinny, later we'll probably have you working under Bobby when you aren't scouting out by yourself." Mog replied, laying out how it was gonna be. For a few minutes he just sat with Jenkins, letting the fox rest and get his mind sorted after he had just been strangled by the demonic robot.After a while he got up and urged the fat bobtail cat to lead them to the new entrance they found."Once we get there, I think Kinny and I will go in right away, we've wasted enough time chatting in this city and I'm getting antsy waiting around while new arrivals could sneak into the city at any time and ambush us. I wanted to keep scouting for more entrances or exits, but time's a'wasting, so you'll keep scouting for those in our stead. Understand?" he ordered the bobtail, before letting him continue to lead them on to the forklift exit.
>>5535799>The fat bobtail nodded as he lead Mog over to the Forklift entrace.>The elevator door was completely rusted.>It used to be a nice green judging by some of the paint left, but now it was mostly covered by orange rust.>Bobby and her other crewmate still tried seeing if the white card would in fact work or not.>Only to hear the usual growling voice."Access Denied""Damn it all! Why isn't it working?!">Bobby growled as she kept trying to open the door, only to get the same answer.>Bobby then notices you."Mog. Good to see you're here. See if your card can make this door open.">There seems to be a card reader here.>More than likely used to scan the card much like the barn in Xana and the phonebooth.>But your white card is the same as the other you had, with exception for the owner of each card was.>Would it even work?Test out your card?
>>5535802Mog fished out his keycard and let the card reader scan it."Try yours if mine doesn't work Kinny."
>>5535811>The cats try out the only other white card they had.>They try scanning it yet again.>Hoping that this time they would finally get in.>Only to hear yet again..."Access Denied">Bobby threw one of the many relics they got from that one store to the ground, breaking it.>Rather that than try and destroy an important key card."FUCKING HELL!">The bobtail leader swore.>She soon gave both cards back to Mog."At least we know they work with the elevator that we can access. So I'm giving these back to you at least.">Bobby said to Mog, still annoyed at the used to be green door."We'll try and see if there are any other exits or entances while you are down there. Just be careful and pray to the Great White Stag up high that these humans are a bit friendlier than the one we have.">Bobby soon took her men over to the next area.>Not before spitting on the supposedly broken card reader.What is you next move Mog? We should really wait on Kinny now. Hope he's okay.
>realizes the new thread is unfollowedOh shit, hi.
>>5535823 Hello Kinny
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>5535823Ey, there you are.>>5535822Mog stayed silent for a moment, an idea had come to his head, but it seemed too stupid to bother trying after the cat who was smarter and more used to this kind of stuff passed over trying. He then shrugged and tried anyways.Taking both keycards, he let the card reader scan both of the cards at once. If that didn't work he'd try looking around for another card reader to use both cards in. And if that didn't work he'd try looking at the reader to see if he was putting it in wrong. Hopefully he figured it out before a headache came on from meddling with things made by folks smarter than he'd ever.>Flat d20 Intelligence check to try and figure out what I'm doing wrong if putting both cards in doesn't work.
>>5535834>After placing both cards into the card reader, the cards were both scanned.>It seemed like a smart idea.>Probably would have worked.>But then you hear something different."Error! Error! Error!">It seems like that was a no go as well.>How unfortunate.>But you seem to get something else from the machine."Please swipe Construction Card to open door.">Suddenly it projects something on the floor with it's eye.>Seems like a map of the whole town.>Green Employee cards are located in this perimeter.>Red dots then started to show underneath the city.>Which meant only one thing.>The green cards were underground.>Makes sense you suppose.>It's easy to assume most of the humans in this were underground.>So that must be where all the cards must be.Head underground?
>>5535795All pussy no charisma.>>5535822>"FUCKING HELL!Kinny jumped up in the air as the relic nearly missed him. "Fucking hell indeed! Watch when you throw these things woman!" The cat hissed out as he was landing, before approaching his canid companion who was making a titanic effort to decrypt the whitecard reader. "Do you need hel-" Kinny started, but the 3d display interrupted him.>>5535843"I guess we have no choice, but to go down some other way?" The cat looked around for opinions, specifically at the human, who he assumed would have the most experience with these things. "Do you know how we can get there without the forklift?" He asked the girl, a little confused by this situation. After all, he's never been in a city like this, let alone deal with underground passages and bunkers.
I was here right before QM asked if we're here, then took a nosedive into rimworld modding hellscape (cause I can't code for shit), while absent-mindedly checking the Thread Watcher without actually reading it until a moment ago and realizing that, since I haven't posted here, the thread wasn't in TW.
>>5535847>The human thought about it for a bit."It could be possible that a forklift might have been left underground. Especially if we were in a hurry to get to safety. If anything, there are only two options. Go down the elevator we do have access to, get the green card, and hope there is a forklift down there or go down, get the card, and get a forklift later. Either way I am all in for going down there now."Go down the elevator now?
>>5535854Sry if I mixed things up, was pretty sure there was only one lift, and also mixed up "lift" with "forklift" because muh ESL.Kinny assumed the "yes, what are we waiting for" position, one that was completely exclusive to cats. The human girl immediately knew from the empty eyes and the way his tail lied on the ground like an unconscious squirrel, that the cat was ready to go. He didn't know where or when to go, but he was all sorts of ready.
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>5535843>>5535847>>5535854Mog sighed. Of course this wouldn't work out as easy as he hoped. Still, he took a moment to try and memorize the layout, trying to ignore Kinny fussing over Bobby literally breaking her payday."Well, guess we can use this as our exit on the way out if all goes well. If it doesn't go well...then I guess that is what we are having the the others search for an alternative exit for," he said, before waving Jenkins over, "Hey, Jenkins! Run over to Bobby real quick and tell her about the map and the greencards. We're going in via the phone booth, gonna try put a hole in the top of the elevator, put a rope through it, jam and trap doors that cover the hole in the middle of the road, that way we have at least one for sure exit. And tell her to keep looking for exits like we discussed, once you tell her that, come over to the phone booth outside on the street that the Ricks is on, we need you to stay up top to make sure the door stays jammed so we have a way back up through the phone booth elevator." He pushed the fox forwards to emphasize him to get moving. After watched him vanish around a corner he urged the group towards the phone booth.>Flat d20 Intelligence check to memorize the layout from the projected map.Gonna take an hour or so for my lunch break.
>>5535863That should read *jam any trap doors that cover the hole left in the middle of the roadSorry, spelling, missed words, etc.
>>5535859>>5535863>Kinny, Mog, and the Human all head back to the phone booth.>Mog could memorize that it was the room in the center.>Something called a l0b84?>Human runes were strange.>But judging by the picture it seems it will be the first room they enter.>Still they were all hoping to find a forklift in there as well.>Soon they all looked over to the phone booth.>The ai soon growled again."Going down?">The human seemed nervous yet excited at the same time."This is it guys.">She then went up to the number pad and pressed the number to go down.>Soon the phone booth began to transform.>The boot walls became wider and began boxing our trio in.>A nice room began forming over their heads.>They now seemed trapped within a metal box...>The phone and keypad still available for the to use.>Suddenly you hear music.https://youtu.be/EoxIFOoEBn0>The room gently shakes.>Suddenly you hear a voice.>Sounds much clearer and more feminine."You are now entering the bunker. Made to keep everyone safe from the impending doom of the draconians. Made by our glorious defenders of the public, the Xenarus Company. Founded by our very own Tyler Xenarus, but led to even greater heights by his daughter Ashton Xenarus. Here in the bunker we will garuntee your safety. We will be arriving there shortly. Within ten minutes in fact. Please remain calm and keep hold of your infant if your are carrying your children with you.">The room then started going down.>Gently bringing the three of you to the bunker.>The human continues to look nervous yet excited."Wh- what should I say to them? I mean they've been down there for a long time. What if I'm an aunt now? Well great aunt really.... do I look okay to you two?"Seems like it will be a while. What do you two do to pass the time?
>>5535888Kinny made sure his mouse was secure when the voice mentioned infants and started enjoying the soothing elevator music, but his inner peace wouldn't last long as the girl started getting nervous and asking about her appearance. The cat looked at her, struggling to decide what the human beauty standards could even be, but soon noticed there was one thing worth pointing out. "You look pale." Kinny stated matter-of-factly. It was true, the human spent so long in the freezer that her skin was almost white... and the nervousness didn't help. The cat continued looking at the girl for a while, but after deciding there was nothing remarkable about her appearance, he returned to his meditation. please accept picel as my apologogy
>>5535910"Pale... right I should probably go out in the sun more. Maybe get some warm food in me? Will they have warm food down there? Of course they will.... so... have you guys ever tried a pizza before? I'm sure they have some down there. I could buy us one as a treat if you want."
>>5535910 No need to apologize my Friend. Everyone gets late every now and then. Even I am guilty of this.
>>5535917When food was mentioned, Kunny once again looked at the human. He was aware of pizzas' existence, but his only contact with them was visiting ruined pizzerias, some of them were repurposed as taverns, but those served simple animal meals, not fancy Old Ones' culinary achievements.>>5535863"We could use something to eat, yes. Pizza is acceptable." The cat responded in his and Mog's place. *grrowl* The cat's stomach agreed. "Just make sure it doesn't have any exotic fruits in it. Mog is intolerant." Kinny added with a stone face after a moment of contemplation, gaining himself a glare from Mog.
>>5535928"The only fruit that people say goes on pizza is pineapple. And nobody like pineapple pizza. Trust me if we are getting a pizza, it's going to be Meat Lover's."
>>5535888>>5535910>>5535917For what felt like the fifteenth time today Mog signed. "Coulda waited a minute for us to bash the ceiling in and set up the rope before you pressed the button, but I guess we ain't thinking today" he mumbled darkly to himself.Good cheer returned to him when some catchy music started playing. He couldn't help but wag his tail, as if greeting the invisible musician."Your mom's gonna nag you for grandkids...at least I think that is what is supposed to happen, wouldn't know myself, my folks never got the chance with me before war came to us." the old wolf mused.He turned to give her an odd look when she started saying crazy stuff about going into the sun to get less pale. How would that help?"What's pizza? Doesn't have pomegranate on it, does it?" he asked flatly when she started talking about buying them treats like they were pet ants.
>>5535936Sorry, you are correct that I'm not thinking.
Rolled 11 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>5535928>>5535935>>5535936>Suddenly the room felt like it was shaking.>As if the machine stopped to a complete halt.>Along with the music.>This probably would have caused a panic if it wasn't for the voice in the loudspeaker's."Attention. We have arrived towards our destination. Please be careful when exiting. Keep all infants close to you. Keep safe inside the bunker.">The door to the elevator soon opened."Now entering the Lobby.">The human sighed as she then looked over to the wolf and cat."Let's go.">You all soon enter the area.>You all expected the lobby to filled to the brim with people.>All waiting to greet you and maybe throw a celebration or something.>At least that was what the human was expecting.>Instead though, you see....>An empty room.>An empty room filled to the brim with items that seem useless.>Shattered glass on the floor.>Documents scattered everywhere.>Ripped, damaged, and decaying toys on the floor.>The stench of alcohol and death reeks the air.>Dried blood from god knows how long, smeared on the floor and walls.>A few skeletons of a variety of sizes laying all across the floor.>It was enough to make anyone puke. Roll a constitution saving throw, under 15 and you puke. >The human couldn't help but be horrified.>She immediately tried running to see if there was at least one LIVING human around. If this under 15 just assume she only got a few steps in before the smell is too much for her to bear. She'll just continue on if it's over.
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>5535949
>>5535936Misspelled sighed as signed.>>5535943...? Wasn't mad at you. Unless you thought it was a shot at you for posting rapidly without checking to see if I was gonna post, which it wasn't. Mog was just upset at the human for pressing the button to descent before the group had the chance to set up a rope exit through the top of the elevator. Given we spent like half of the last thread discussing it and paying off the robot to guard that exit point only to then not set up the exit we were so paranoid about making because we thought we'd get trapped down here, it is kinda a big deal.
Rolled 15 - 1 (1d20 - 1)>>5535952pic related>>5535949Rollin'If anything the animals should get a lower DC to puke at a bunch of dead old ones they don't care about, and the human should get the hard DC, given these are humans she knows and cares about and her brother may be among them
>>5535956kek, almost made it too.
>>5535952The cat barfed all over Mog's paw and recoiled back into the elevator, stunned by the nightmarish shit they just fell into. His ears went flat, his fur was electrified and tail wanted to ascend to heaven. The realization that he just vomited came with a delay."...shorry." The paralyzed feline adressed the unfortunate fate of his companion's paw.>>5535953Mog's DC is now 16 due to cat barf.
>>5535949>>5535960A grotesque nightmare unfolded before them with the opening of the elevator doors. Mog recoiled, a queer, cotton-y feeling buffeting his head. A feeling of paralysis came over him and he felt a burning sensation from his throat and stomach. At odds with all of this was the strange intrusive thought that some of the bones lying around would make good chew toys. The old soldier swallowed his bile and nearly mastered his disgust, before Kinny puked all over his paw. This sent me over the edge.As Mog turned to chastise Kinny, a sharp remark on his tongue, the contents of his stomach came roaring out of his mouth, right into Kinny's open mouth, as Kinny was in the middle of apologizing.
>>5535968Sent HIM over the edge*My bad, wrong word.
>>5535949>>5535971Here is some background music for you, fellow Old Ones.https://youtu.be/MS3FB87p1lc
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>5535968Shit, here we go again.
>>5535974Based music choice, fellow Old One.
>>5535960>>5535968>>5535979>>5535979>The human turned to try and gain her friends attention.>Only to see the horrible sight in front of her.>This sight made her gag horribly along with the smell.>Finally making her puke a bit herself.>After she was done she immediately wiped her mouth.>She was panting a bit from it."C- come on guys. We need to look around and see if someone is alive. I can't lose hope... not yet.... I can't....">She soon continued on.>Muttering to herself as she carried on.>Going to a nearby hallway to see if there was anyone there.Folllw her or investigate the area?>>5535974>>5535981 based indeed
Rolled 12 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>5535986>>5535979Coughing away the last of the decomposing food and putrescent bile Mog did a double take when their human started wandering off in a trance. A heavy mind-fog was still clouding his judgment, he could feel it. Still, he had to act fast."After her! Don't lose sight of her, keep making noise if we lose sight of one another so we knew where the other is! I'm gonna clear the room while you keep track of her, we have to know it is safe!" Mog barked out orders, taking charge. Maybe Kinny could ride her again, he seemed to enjoy that.With an unsteady gait he began shambling forward and looked around the room, making sure to note all the doorways, and looking for anyone who had even the remotest possibility of being alive. He was gonna peer into every room and around every corner he came across to make sure all the adjoining rooms and hallways were secure.>Roll is Perception Check.
Rolled 4 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>5535979>>5535986The cat jumped away from Mog and barfed again for a good measure. He refused to comprehend what had just occurred. Once that was done and the floor thoroughly sprayed with unlucky feline's stomach acid, he grabbed a handful of papers and mashed them into his face until he felt it was safe to start licking himself clean. This went on for a minute. Finally, the cat pulled his mouse out of the backpack and consulted it on his facial apperance. Once sure that his face was perfectly clean, he packed the mouse and ran after the human.>>5535993"Pomegranate might've been too much," Kinny admitted with shaky voice, zooming past Mog and continued after the human.>Rolling acrobatics to cartwheel through the bodies and glass and jump on the Old One's shoulder.
>>5536005>>5535986The glass has eyes, it's distracting. Did the cat succeed or fail?>>5535981I could stare at unnerving images all night. Pic unrel.
Give me half an hour, need to shower and hopefully charge my phone so it doesn't die.
>>5536014True, das a qyute creepy cat
>>5535986>>5536027The cat herd returns.
Rolled 12 + 1 (1d20 + 1)Sorry for taking so long. Might be my last post for the night.>>5536005>>5536014>The cat was soon able to find the human with ease.>She was still looking in every room in the hallway.>Hoping to find something.>Kinny would soon try to hop on the human's shoulder.>Though he did slip a bit causing him to claw her shoulder.>This put her out of her trance.>Forcing her to notice him."I- I TOLD YOU TO WATCH THE CLAWS! Fuck that hurt!!">She wanted to rub her shoulder but knowing the cat was already there she decided to let him stay."Can you at least help me and try to find somebody? I.... I really need to find somebody in here. At least one person.">She seemed desperate to find someone.>Anyone really.>She continues to search in the rooms in the hallway.Do you assist?>>5535993>Mog looks around the room a bit more along with a few other areas.>Trying to find signs of life.>Whether it be friend or foe.>Suddenly you see something from the corner.>Something green.>Mog gets closer to it and sees that it is the green card.>The exact card he needed to help get supplies out.>Perfect.Mog received the Green Card.>Other than that you don't see any signs of life.>At the moment at least.Mog what do you do?
>>5536065If you're getting sleepy then lets call it a night for today. I'll post my next post later tonight or some time during the week in between now and next Tuesday. It's probably late for Kinny anyways.>>5536060Insert itshould'vebeenmenothim.gif
Rolled 14 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>5536065"It put you ouf of your trance, didn't it?" Kinny responded to the outburst while he kneaded the girls' shoulder. He didn't want to stay on that cursed floor for any longer than absolutely necessary and clawing the human was the price he was more than willing to pay."Who are we looking for? Just anybody?" The cat asked. "In this pile of skeletons??" He thought to himself, somewhat confused. Whatever the hell happened in here, appeared to have happened a long time ago. But even though Kinny was filled with doubt, he didn't want to lose his personal vantage poin and started looking around the rooms that they passed through, searching for any human that wasn't reduced to a pile of boned, all the while kneading the girl's arm to relieve some anxiety.>Rolling Perception??If you wanted me to assist-assist, then just change the +4 to her bonus, I guess?>>5536072I'm sleepy, but don't mind much. This is my favorite location so far and night is the only time I can think clearly and focus.Googled, but still don't get it. Do you wish to be followed by creepy cats?
>>5536088I just like cats, thus I am jealous of the girl.
>>5536092Did you say you like cats?
I think I'm gonna sleep after all x.x
Still up for Tuesday.
>>5543110Yeah, I'll be there too. Will try and get up a post later tonight as well.
Rolled 1 (1d1)>>5543110>>5543180I'll see how I feel later. Will probably participate even if I feel shit, tho.
>>5536065>>5536088>Kinny were able to look around a few more rooms with ease.>Finding absolutely nothing but the remains of the dead.>It wasn't until you found another room.>It had some strange runes scratched on to the door.>None of which Kinny was able to read.>The human however was.>So she reads it for her feline friend."Where the bad kids go.">She looks very hesitant to open up that door.>As if she did not want to.>Her arm and hand shakes in fear as she reaches out for the handle.>She tries her best to calm her breathing.>She then opens the door.>Only to find...>Nothing but a clean room.>It's all clean with nothing in it.>Just a small little detention room.>The woman sighed with relief.>She immediately pet the cat on her shoulder to try and relax as she caught her breath.>Though there was still stuff here to look around for.Look around Kinny?
Rolled 12 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>5543687"If outside is where all the good kids go, then I'm sure as fuck going to be staying in detention." Kinny commented on the lack of death inside the room and purred when he got patted on the head. "I don't like that we've separated from Mog, we need to go back and take him with us." The cat said when silence and the lack of movement suggested the human was awaiting his guidance. He regained some of his cognitive functions by now and figured, that if anyone stayed alive, then whatever attacked the humans could still be lurking around. Therefore, it wasn't safe for them to search without the armed wolf's backup.>Rolling Persuasion to convince my chariot to do 180° and pick up the warMog
>>5543721"You're right. Maybe Mog found something that could help us out.">The human said to the cat.>She soon started heading back into the lobby with Kinny guiding her.What now Kinny?
Rolled 6 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>5543733As the human walked back towards the elevator, Kinny decided to take a better look at the bodies littering the floor, especially their positions and the wounds. The cat hoped to figure out what has actually happened in this hellhole and make sense out of this slaughter.>Rolling Investigation to figure the cause of the wounds and who could've done itCan make a wisdom roll if it's needed because of some deep world lore.This will be all until Mog deploys in the thread.
>>5543744>From what you could tell from the wombs on the skeletal remains they all seem to have died in various ways.>One skull seemed to have had a Hammer lounged within it.>Another skull seem to have have a small hole in the middle of the forehead.>Some of the ribs were damaged by what seems to be blunt force trauma.>Some of the corpses with a bit of mummified flesh all had small cuts on them.>You weren't sure if they were inflicted by someone or themselves.>Of corse you could put two and two together to see that the ones hanging from the ceiling were suffocated.>Seems as if no one died peacefully here.>Tis a shame.>Then again how long would it be before anyone would snap if they were kept in a place like this?Continue investigating.
Sorry, fell asleep before I could write out a decent post. Didn't use my time well. Anyways, I'm here, catching up. Will start writing soon.
Rolled 10 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>5543773Not wanting to disturb the girl any more than she already was, Kinny remained silent for the rest of their way back. He did decide to try his luck at the steering shoulder again, however. Not as much as to affect the human's choice of route - there was only one, and he sure as hell didn't remember it - but rather try to see how his movement on her shoulder would affect her movement. This time he did so covertly, merely bobbing on the sides as he was scanning the surroundings.>Rolling Animal Handling>Continue investigating.Was this a threat? I'm not quite sure.
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>5536065>>5543744Changing what I was gonna do since I didn't manage to get a post out last night and you've moved back towards me anyways. Short posts for a bit, kinda tired.The easy discovery of what they came for lifted Mog's spirits and banished his earlier queasiness. They could leave right now and reenter from the forklift exit if they caught a case of bad nerves or even if they felt like abandoning the old one should some horrible monster show up. Still, a deal was a deal. He doubted they'd find her brother now, but Mog liked to think that he honoured his word when the other party acted in good faith.Looking around somewhat uneasily, it wasn't clear whether these humans had been afflicted with some form of madness or moral decay and killed each other in a frenzy or overindulgence in spirits, or if they had actually died fighting dragons. What else could defeat the Old Ones in battle? Only themselves and the Draconians, no others.Time to return to the others. He quashed the urge to shout out his findings, never know what noise might attract in this place.Making his way back to the hall he saw the others go down he stopped to pick the wooden clock on the table. Seemed useful. He wasn't familiar with the intricacies involved, but he knew of animals who understood that these artifacts told the time of day and that they knew how to fix these things.As he was making space in his pack for the clock he heard the footsteps and tell-tale sounds of the human and his friend respectively. Reassured that they weren't far and would be reunited in a few seconds he instead moved over to the strange metal boxes with glass windows in front. Were these things essentially mini-shops, showing their wares like the refurbished old one buildings-turned-stores that so many animals used? Placing his paw against the window, he stood up on his hind legs and pressed his face close against the glass. Inside he made out the ancient runes of the human language - PEPSI - but it was incomprehensible.How was one to get inside? He supposed he could just break the glass...but the noise.>Investigate how this "vending machine" works. Flat d20>Waiting for Kinny and the human
>>5543800>mog is left alone>mog starts looting everyhing like it's a house in skyrimAnd they're accusing me of being a thief. Pshh.Aw. Sorry to hear that, man. You good?
>>5543806>THEY DON'T NEED IT. EVERYTHING IS PERFECTLY FINE, NO NEED TO LOOK THIS WAY HUMANS. I'M JUST BORROWING YOUR EVERYDAY ITEMS! YOU APPROPRIATED THE MATERIALS FROM NATURE ANYWAYS!Yeah, thanks for asking. Just had a disturbed sleep is all, only slept four hours.
>>5543811>WE'RE ANIMALS JUST LIKE YOU DOG, WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN MY HOUSE STOP BITING THAT DILDO IT'S NOT A SQUISHY TOY OH GODMy day went from utter shit to feeling better than most of the times when we start, lol.
>>5543800[spoilers] Sorry for late responses. Cooking some lunch. Also I hope you start feeling better. [/spoiler]>Truly this was the oddest thing Mog ever saw.>Especially with something as intricate as this machine.>These snacks it was offering.>Were they any good?>Judging by the contents the bags were supposedly showing, there were these fried this as hell potato slices.>Along with canned liquid.>Seems a bit weird but if humans ate and drank this shit all the time it could be a good snack.>Then again this was 100 years old.>No way is it going to be edible... right?>Looking at it a bit more you could tell it needed one thing.>Human currency.>These bucks as the machine at Rick's called it.>You kind of wonder what they are.>Judging by the markings and imagry though, they must be like some sort of paper.>>5543779>Kinny and the human would soon see Mog as he stares at the machine.>The human of course was feeling a bit hungry as well."You hungry boys? We could see if the robot in the cafeteria is still working.">She asks the supposedly starving animals.Go eat or continue exploring?
>>5543817>WHAT THE FUCK IS A DILDO?! AND IT ABSOLUTELY IS SQUISHY AND THUS A TOY. MY LOGIC IS INFALLIBLE, SHUT UP HUMAN!Glad to hear it buddy. Were you feeling under the weather for any particular reason, if you don't mind me asking?
>>5543821>"You hungry boys? We could see if the robot in the cafeteria is still working."Kinny nearly barfed at this, remembering first entering this room. "Are you kidding? This place reeks of rotting bodies and the danger could still be around the corner, I'm NOT hungry now.">>5543822The cat looked at Mog desperately, hoping his wolf companion didn't lose his mind like his bipedal vehicle. "What is that in your mouth?"
>>5543822Uhh, personal shit. Basically nerve-induced headache in reaction to what I'm assuming is trauma. Let's leave it at that for your safety.
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>5543821Thanks, I'll try. And no worries. Also, I think there can't be spaces between your first and last words and the bracketed spoilers, otherwise it ruins it.Mog turned to the human in horror. "No more robots, please." he muttered.No, these items should still be good. After all, they didn't really know when the humans died, it probably wasn't exactly a hundred years ago, at least not for these ones. Plus, the metal hell creatures probably changed the stock with fresh stuff, they seemed to run the stores for humans. Instead he sprinted over to one of the tables and sliced up some paper rapidly with his sword, then ran back to the machine to try stuffing it in the slots.Absently he talked over to the human and his friend, trying to interpret the ancient runes and figure out how the machine worked in the meanwhile. "So what'd you guys find over there? Oh, and while your at it, you got a name, human? Kinda weird to keep calling you 'human' or 'the old one' in my head or in chats with Kinny."Damn it, this thing must be broken. Pausing to look at the runes again, then at the buttons, then at the runes, then at the buttons again, he slowly came to the idea of trying to push the buttons with the same symbols as those underneath the drink he wanted: ORANGE CRUSH. In the background he half paid attention to the human's and Kinny's response, all the while slowly feeding in cut up paper into the slot.Out of the blue he suddenly had a realization. "THE ROBOT! If there's a robot down here, it can tell us what happened to your people!" he started shouting suddenly as the idea popped into his head.The incessant beeping of the machine broke his trance of enthusiasm and he immediately turned back to the machine to pound on it angrily. Maybe he didn't feed it enough paper. Was there a slot to put silver in? Surely every civilized creature realized the value of coin? Fishing out a few coins, he jammed them into the small slot on the machine's right.>Flat Intelligence check to parse how this thing works.>If no beuno then I just do as my descriptions say and mash more paper and 10 silver coins into the slotAlso, yes, Mog is occasionally easily distracted by beeping vending machines and food
>>5543826Halfway through his ramblings about 'stupid mini-shops' and shouting about robots, Mog paused to give Kinny a belated answer. "Oh this? It's paper. Also there was this soft, pink chew toy that was shaped like half-a-bone that I tore up. It served its intended purpose, let me assure you.">>5543829Well, sorry to hear that. Glad you're feeling better at the moment.
>>5543832>>5543835"Mog? Why are you stuffing documents in that metal box? Are you alright?" Kinny inquired, now concerned about the collective mental health of his followers. "Is there a poison gas leak... or...?" The cat was now standing up with his front paws firmly planted on the girl's head while he stared at the ceiling for signs of any funny vapors coming in.
>>5543826>>5543832>The cat did have a point.>If there was a danger it would be a idea to leave yourself completely open to attack.>Plus the smell would make it a bad idea to eat right now.>Then again after hearing Mog's idea..."You're right! There has to be a machine that knows what happened! We just need to find one!">She soon sees the wolf trying to use the "money" to buy something.>Sure it's a bright idea but honestly the machine should be able to tell the difference between the real money and Mog's Money.>Suddenly the machine accepted the money.>As Mog was pressing the buttons on the keypad he inadvertently releases a few of the items from their wiry prison.>A few bags of chips and a soda can soon fell down to the area where you can retrieve it.>The human then gets the items for Mog.>Opening up the many bags of chips, pork rinds, and the can of soda.>The human then hands them over to the wolf."Maggie.">She tells the animal."My name is Maggie Bigby."
>>5543837"Y'know, maybe there is, I guess if scavengers don't pick the bones clean and there is no dirt to eat the body then I think bodies turn into vapour and join the sky, much like how the soul turned wispy and dispersed as it turns heavens-ward up towards the Moon. Anyways! I am perfectly fine and lucid, in fact, I think I almost have it!" Mog replied in between button mashing and paper shmushing.Huh. Maybe he should've saved those 'documents' for the human to read, could be important. He paused to glance at them. Oh, hey, they were actual documents and not weird white-coloured toilet-leaves with scribbles on them, oops.
Letting Mog take this one. The cat will follow the shoulder.
Rolled 13 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>5543846"Thanks"He pocketed the temporarily, he'd share them in a second."Well, nice to meet you Maggie! No need to puff yourself up though, I can tell your plenty big just from looking up at'chu." he replied, happy that belated introductions were finally being made.As he did so, he brushed against the side of her leg and then wandered a full circuit around her before leaping onto her, knocking her over. Now that he was on top of her he mimicked Kinny by kneading his paws all over her, marking her with the scent glands in his paws. Just had to let the other piss-stain animals from other packs know that she was part of their pack, no one elses.>Athletics check to knock her over. If failure then I kinda of just leap into her arms awkwardly and knead her from there.>Wolves have scent glands on their paws, I'm just marking her as my 'territory' kinda like how Kinny might by brushing against her leg or something.
>>5543863Should read *He pocketed them temporarily*I'll share the food around and then have us head to the kitchen to find the bot right after this short scene. I assume we still have a lot to explore.
>>5543863>As she is knocked down a bit, she couldn't help but give out a confused glance."Is this like an initiation thing you're having me do to be a part of your group?">She asked."Well after we are done with this, I vote we should try and find one robot to help us understand what happened here but if you guys want to work on the crates and forklift first that's fine with me as well."Which would like to do first? Find a robot or looks for the crates?
>>5543873>>5543857"Your turn Kinny. Oh, and yes, basically what you just said, yes." Mog replied easily.He leapt off her and brought out the chips and soda to be shared around amongst the group. "Cheers, here's to commemorate our formal introductions. Welcome to the pack, Maggie."Awkwardly Mog bit into the soda can and lifted it up and tilted his head back can to partake in the beverage. Almost immediately he lowered it back down. It was good...but it was weird, there were bubbles in it or something."Is this alcoholic or something?" he wheezed.He pushed the can over so that Kinny and the human could take their share.Next he tried the pork rinds. It was good, if a bit familiar. Nice and crunchy though, strange how perfectly the humans managed to get the crisp and flavour in though. Still, it was nice to know that even a hundred years ago, humans understood the way of the world; the only good pig...was a fried pig.In between munches he addressed where to go next. "Lets look for a robot, we may as well go to the kitchen or where ever else after all. It'll help us find out what happened like I said, and maybe it can even lead us to your brother.">Look for robot, we'll let the human lead us on after we eat our snacks.
>>5543873>>5543863"If it ish, then I take no part in it." Kinny said as he glanced over mog, voice muffled by the business card that suddenly appeared in his mouth. "Name'sh Knny. Take thish." He lightly poked the girl's cheek with a piece of cardboard with his name scribbled on it in cat/common.>>5543863picrel
>>5543885Kinny's stomach announced it was taking a paid leave when he saw Mog devouring human food, while they were locked in this slaughterhouse filled with the stench of dead humans. "Oh no you ain't leaving anywhere." The cat whispered under his breath as he bravely fought his disgruntled organ. "You could at least wait until we got outside..!" Kinny meowed out loud.
>>5543886>>5543892lol, nice art, could be a emoji.Mog shrugged and said "Suit yourself. Soldiers have to eat and sleep anywhere."He poured the rest of the soda into his water skin, since he couldn't figure out how to close the can so that the liquid inside didn't spill out. Then he rolled up the lips of the bags and put them in his pack."Lead on Maggie."
>>5543885>>5543886>>5543892>Maggie then takes a swig of the soda."No. There's no alcohol in it. It's just an Orange Crush soda. Though it is stale. Could explain why it taste more like carbon than an orange flavor soda.">She says as she drinks a bit more until she helps gives a swig to Kinny.>>5543897"Alright. If we head to the west wing we should be able to find the cafeteria.">Soon the group head down to the west.>The group soon find the cafeteria.>A bit more colorful.>Though the shades of red and decaying brown though remind you that this area is still filled to the brim with dead humans.>Soon the group head to front."Should be a robot here somewhere. They are either in the kitchen or the front desk... though... looking at the loose wires, I'd say the front desk robot is decommissioned."
>>5543897"We're NOT sleeping here!" The traumatized pussy responded.>>5543900Kinny studied the bodies as they entered the cafeteria. Everyone seemed dead or killed in many different ways, nothing out of not-ordinary, except for those cables. "If this robot was anything like the one we met at Rick's, it could give us an idea of who did this. We gotta find it." The cat shared his opinion with others.>Rolling PerceptionWill roll again if Mog can assist.
>>5543900"I guess we may as well head on into the kitchen then. Though I suppose if both robots are broken then maybe you can fix them, I dunno."If anything Mog felt better than in the previous area, there were less skeletons and guts and more just blood and offal. An improvement to be sure, though he still felt a nagging paranoia and sense of uneasiness in his stomach. Maybe that was just the soda, but he still wasn't sure they were alone."Lead on, but uh...let Kinny look about any thresholds we cross, he's a natural pathfinder and trap finder. I'll help in any way I can and otherwise keep an ear out.">Let Maggie lead on and have Kinny take the lead on any actions involving looking anywhere in particular or trapfinding.>I'll Assist any action that Kinny takes.Taking my lunch break. Will be back in an hour or so.
Rolled 5 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>5543908>>5543910(I am very smart and forgot to roll.)
>>5543908Didn't refresh before typing and posting, but yeah, I'll assist. Gonna eat lunch now, be back in a bit.
>>5543912It happens. You can roll again since you have advantage from my Assist.
Rolled 18 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>5543912>>5543917(I am even smarter and forgot the second die this time.)
>>5543908I think you forgot to roll.>>5543908>>5543910>>5543912>>5543920>The human assists her kitty cat friend.>Trying to find the robot with him.>She peeks inside the >Only to find the robot chef.>Looks like it was covered to the brim with stab wombs.>Maggie was wondering what the hell stabbed the shit out of the robot.>It had to be a draconian right?"It's damaged to hell and back and I don't think I can repair this at all. It's fucked to hell and back.">The group then continue looking around.>Eventually finding the robot that was at the front desk.>Also ripped and stabbed beyond repair."What do you guys think happened? Do you think the draconians did this?"
Rolled 6 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>5543926Kinny hops off of the human's shoulder, leaving a cold spot to be remembered by and lands on the bot. "I don't know, let me look at these holes more closely first". The cat said as he prodded the massacred machine with his paw and then curiously looked inside through the hole.>Rolling investigation to find out what tool was used and how much force was needed to leave holes like these in the metal chassis
>>5543926"There's no way it could be a dragon, maybe a baby one, but there's no way a full grown dragon could even fit in this room, let alone down the elevator. Most of these wounds don't even look like dragon claw wounds. Plus, there'd be way more burnt-to-ash corpses lying about or evidence of magical damage if it were a Draconian." the wolf replied.Mog made a show of thinking, but in truth he'd already come to a conclusion based off just a few glances at some of the remains despite not having even seen everything Kinny had or having examined the whole facility. The humans likely killed each other or fell into despair. He'd have smelled the lingering scent of other animals otherwise, and frankly he doubted the idea that even if every animal in a 20 days journey from this place gathered to assault the Old Ones in this bunker that they could overcome them, he saw how strong this girl was and how she remarked on dragons being easy to kill, there was no way anyone but themselves had any part to do with this.For now he kept that to himself, they still hadn't looked in every room yet."We should keep looking around, we gotta find your brother, right? Maybe look for his room or some sort of directory that can show us where he'd stay?"
>>5543926>>5543942>I will Assist Kinny with his roll though.
>>5543942>>5543945>Kinny recognizes these holes to be made by daggers.>Or at the very least some sort of strong knife.>Makes sense since this a cafeteria.>Everyone continues to look around for a bit more.>Maggie soon listened to Mog's idea."You're right. Maybe we should at least try to find his room. I think he was in room number 839. If we can find that, I think we can find my brother.">The human then got up."Room 839 should be over in the east hall. Maybe at the end of it. You guys want to head there now?"
>>5543951>>5543942"Kinny, what do you think? I'm alright to move on now if you are."The sly wolf made a note to loot the kitchen for the no doubt thousands of knives they had should it turn out no one was alive down here. Good quality steel was hard to come by and they could make a fortune selling off the stuff from this bunker. Heck, if Mog's dream of forming a warband and creating a place free of the factions even came close to coming to fruition then this would be a good place to arm the initial forces. Something for him to keep in mind for sure.
>>5543951>>5543958"These are regular stab wounds." Kinny concluded these were just regular stab wounds in his voice of a hard-boiled detective. He then jumped back at Maggie's shoulder. "Ready when you are!" The cat announced after he made his triumphant return.Sorry for ze slog, was doin shtuffs.
>>5543958>>5543961>The group then head over to the east wing.>There they spot rooms 500 to 1000.>There are a lot of rooms.>Each room filled to the brim with corpses.>Some of these corpses looking like they were locked in combat with each other.>After a few rooms you all finally reach room 839.>Maggie sighs."Please be alive Benji.">The woman mutters to herself.>She opens the door.>There she and the animals saw a couple of things.>A messed up room.>A dimly lit screen covered with dust.>Some bedsheets used as a rope.>And a rotten corpse.>Maggie couldn't help but stare at the sight.>She fell down to her knees distraught of the situation.>She burried her face in her hands.>There was nothing else really in the room.Look around still.
>>5543985Mog did nothing but offer a comforting paw on her knee and wait for her. He knew well the pain of the loss of loved ones and comrades.Damn, I wonder if we are gonna have to worry about psychic enemies. Maybe we can look around Benji's room for any personal electronics or diaries that would explain what happened here. Also, we should bury the bodies, or at least, Mog would want to, even if there are thousands of them. On the plus side, we can loot this place to our hearts content. Basically as long as this place is secure and we have a fence then we basically have infinite money.
>>5543985"My condolences." Kinny muttered and tried getting off the girl's shoulder gracefully to leave her some space, but her abrupt reaction caused him to lose balance and plop on the ground like a hissing sack of shit. Not sure what to do, the cat just stood by the door in silence wondering what in the fuck happened here to make everyone try to kill each other like madmen. As far as he knew, being depressed about your living conditions didn't send people into a murderous mass psychosis, especially not at the same time. It almost looked like two warring factions by the way many of them fought one-on-one in the corridor, but then... why would this one guy hang himself instead of waiting until the dust has settled? On the other hand, if they were starving, they could've taken their chances and left the bunker. And if that wasn't an option, surely they could've found a more... peaceful way to end this. This shit made no sense to Kinny.
>>5544001Were any psychic creatures mentioned before and I've got dementia, or is this all obvious and I'm just intellectualy behind the curve?
>>5544005No psychics were mentioned before as far as I recall. I'm just speculating that some psychic foe caused them to go insane. DnD has various lovecraftian entities, but this is homebrew, so I dunno. I don't know what would cause them to apparently start fighting each other or go crazy otherwise. The Draconians aren't mentioned as being super psychics or anything, so unless being a "cadet" makes you insane or a unknown faction that hasn't been mentioned shows up then I have no clue what is going on.
>>5544003>>5544001>Maggie continued to grieve for a bit.>Everything went silent for her... until she heard something.>Then Kinny heard it as he entered the room.>Mog's old ears then heard something as well.>It was the sound of someone speaking.>Suddenly Maggie sees the dim screen.>She cleans it for a bit.>There all three of you see a person on the screen.>He seems distraught.>The sound is still low but you can hear a bit."I think we found our answers guys.">Unfortunately for Mog and Kinny they can't understand a thing.>Maggie tried figuring out what the whole situation was.While you don't have context, would you like to listen with Maggie?
>>5544021>>5544003Mog prodded Maggie. "Can I borrow your necklace Maggie? It'll help me understand what is being said."Regardless of whether she agreed to letting him use the necklace, he thought they should all listen."Hey, just this once Kinny, let the mouse have a look at what is being shown. He may understand more than us." he suggested.He hoped the answers they found were enlightening, without the trouble such illuminations bring along with them.
Rolled 59 (1d123)>>5544021>>5544035Kinny pulled out the mouse and looked him in the eye "You better not look around, nerd." He advised the mouse before putting him on the ground.So both entities need to have the collar on to understa- wait no, that'd mean we won't be able to get what she says to us. How the hell is taking her collar supposed to help?
>>5544046Whoever wears the necklace can understand other languages. We already can't understand the guy on screen. Maggie can, even without the necklace. This way two of us can understand it without having to rely solely on her translation. We'll give it back to her later, she can continue to talk to us and tell you or the mouse what happened after, or I can. Basically I just want to get the whole picture without her potentially leaving stuff out. You can be the one to wear the necklace if that makes a difference.
>>5544055...I thought we all had these necklaces.
>>5544035>>5544046>Maggie took off the necklace and handed it over to Mog.>The mouse seeing the situation decided to give the cat a necklace of his own."Just be sure to give that to a human if you find another one.">The mouse says to him.>Maggie soon sets up the video to play from the beginning."My name is professor Benjamin Bigby. I am a school teacher. The year is two thousand and fifty five. The war is still going on. I have been living in the bunker since I was twelve. I am now sixty six years old. About ten months ago, one of the scientists from Xenarus laboratories came down to the bunker to have us test out a new drug. Liquid Nihm is what they called it. it was supposed to give us enhanced intelligence and strength. At least, that's what the good doctor told us it was supposed to do. He said he needed us to become new weapons to fight the threats of the surface. The dragons became worse with it so we must do the same he said. He told us to give one dose to every adult. It was manditory. Even I took the medicine. After we did what he said, he just left. What happened next was not what we were expecting. Harold was the first to fall victim to what I now call the Red Anger. He started shaking violently, his breathing was uneven, and his skin became hot and red. We told him to calm down but then he started attacking me and the class. I didn't know what triggered it but it was enough to make him tear the place apart. Soon every adult within the facility was acting like this. Then they started attacking each other like animals. As if they wanted to be the dominate male or female of the pack. They soon started smashing each other with their fists but then it went even further. They were using the knifes, guns, tools, and even the pipes to repair the fridge. I don't know how they could lift something that heavy, but they did. I know I will be succumbed to this madness soon myself. That's why I am gathering up my students, and getting them to the surface. I am not sure if they have a better chance of surviving up here than down here, but I am not going to have them die down here by monsters we created. Maggie... if you somehow survived and came over to see this.... I'm sorry to ask you this but I need you to find the kids. They'll be located in this area. This is Professor Bigby over and out.">The trio and mouse stare only at the screen.>Devastated by the information they just received.>The human most of all.>The mouse wanted to cheer her up telling her there are still the ones who are sleeping but felt it was a bad time.>There was also a sense of confusion as well.>If there were humans within the last 100 years, who was the scientists and how did none of the human children not get seen?>The last ten seconds then showed a map.>Seemed like the map to the whole world.>Soon it would show where the children went to hide.>Much farther up North.>To the cooler lands.>The human gazed upon the location."Canada? He sent them all there?"
Give me a Intelligence/Knowledge check.
Rolled 8 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>5544073Rolling Intelligence
I'll have to be going soon, sorry anons.
>>5544126Alright. Sorry kind of fell asleep a bit as well. Sorry about that. I guess we can all continue on Thursday.
>>5544140>>5544055Sure, Thursday sounds good if Mog is free. I'll see you guys then, goodnight.
>>5544060No, the mouse had just the one. He gave it to Maggie. When she wears it she can understand and talk to us. That is how we can all communicate with her, it both allows her to be understandable to us AND allows us to talk to her. But she needs to get it back otherwise she'll only be able to understand the person with the necklace but not other animals. We don't need it except for this because we can understand most animals just fine.>>5544073This god damn mouse is hiding magic items up his asshole, I swear. I don't know how he does it.Mog was indeed devastated, but not out of any particular sense of grief for the lost humans. His world view was coming apart. He was slowly piecing it all together. It was not 2099, it was 2155 or somewhere close to that. The humans all blindly followed the instructions of this Xenarus scientist and went extinct because of it, they didn't lose the war, they committed suicide collectively by blind faith in science.Everything he thought he knew of the origins of what he guessed he would now call "awakened" animals and their origins and place in the world was getting harder to meld with this new information. It was pretty obvious from what little he knew of the collective history of the awakened that they didn't have much history before humanity went extinct, it was also pretty obvious that while 'liquid Nihm' did not work on humans, it certainly worked on everything else. It meshed with the Maggie's initial surprise that they could even talk. This liquid Nihm had given birth to the Awakened, to them.There was more to take in. He had no idea what the "fridge" was in this context. One of those pods? An ice weapon for use against the dragons? Literally just a big fridge? As for this "Canada", well, it was a pretty obvious choice a safe haven. The Draconians, or dragons as he had now confirmed them to be, were weak against the cold. His own wolf kind had frequently migrated up north as the faction grew in power and drove others out."Well...I guess you were wrong Kinny, because I certainly need a nap after hearing all that and I am not waiting." Mog drearily muttered. With that statement uttered, he limped over to the bed of the deceased brother, as if his age had caught up with him, and unceremoniously flopped onto the bed and closed his eyes.I really do have to sleep IRL too actually. Sorry for the lackluster post, mostly just working out the info without much flourishes. But seriously, Xenarus must be infiltrated by unironic lizard people or something, because apparently humanity collectively just suicide-scienced themselves outta existence real quick. At least maybe we can loot some guns for Maggie or any new players that chose to play a racoon. Also, I don't know what it is, but Americans seem to love making Canada the safe promised land that they all migrate to after the apocalypse, it's like a classic trope at this point.
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>5544075Fuck, just starting writing without refreshing. Didn't see this. May have written Mog as knowing stuff or working out stuff he shouldn't have yet. Oh well.I'll use Lucky if my roll isn't good.Also, yeah, I should be good for Thursday. I'm literally falling asleep as I type this anyways.
>>5544151Goodnight Kinny! Sleep well, like a cat.>>5544140Thanks for running this QM, see ya Thursday.
>>5544145Kinny could only stare in disbelief when his companion flopped onto a bed in the same room as their human's brother's hanging corpse. At this point the thought of funny vapors making his companions go crazy has started creeping back into his head. "This is insane." The cat whispered under his breath when the wolf started snoring.>>5544073Kinny then shifted his attention to the mouse. "You think this Liquid Nihm could stillbe in the air somehow? Mog's been acting very strange ever since we got inside this graveyard." The cat asked the rodent. "They both act strange, actually. Who the fuck would eat in a place filled with corpses?" He added, remembering the human couldn't understand them for now.After receiving the nerd's opinion and allowing him back inside his backpack, Kinny slowly walked up to the girl and poked her with the translation collar. He waited until she put it on and started speaking. *ahem* "I know this is probably inappropriate, but since Mog decided to pass out in here, would you mind helping me get the... body outside? We could give your brother a proper burial, at least. If that's not a problem, of course. I mean, we can just carry Mog outside if that's too much, but um... yeah." The cat had trouble finding words, but decided to take his chances at getting a trip to the surface or at least a corpseless room.
>>5544681"I'm still awake Kinny, and I'm not going insane. I just need to process what I just heard, seriously though I also really do need a nap. You're right though, we ought to bury Benjamin and everyone else for that matter. We should clear out the rest of the bunker though, make sure we really are alone, I wasn't about to nod off when crazy ancient humans could be just around the corner. I'll explain what I got out of the message while we move." Mog growled, his half lidded gaze fixing on Kinny.Despite his reluctant call to action he waited on Maggie. It was ultimately up to her and what she wanted to do with her family and people.
>>5544704>goes to sleep>eavesdropsOnce again, this is the wolf who considers me a shady figure. Really makes you think.
>>5544727lolI mean, there was no way I was really gonna sleep in a corpse filled dungeon with hell robots and crazy superhumans possibly lurking around every corner.Also, lets be real, we are both thieves and mercenaries. It is just that you are smart, sneaky, and charming, while I am strong, decisive, and also charming. Mog is pretty murky as I mentioned before, his religion doesn't give many proscriptions aside from maintaining a set, described metaphysical order. Which mostly just means offering spiritual rites and killing undead, some assorted other miscellaneous things, and 'demons'. (dragons) At least as described so far.
>>5544804>there was no way I was really gonna sleep in a corpse filled dungeonYes, and therefore it was a ploy!>smart, sneaky, and charmingKinny's only characteristic is being mentally retarded. No donut steel backstory here, unless transporting jewelry and other shit on outskirts of civilization is a backstory.
>>5544081>>5544145>>5544152>>5544681>>5544704>>5544727>>5544804>>5544819>You then notice something about the map.>You recognized it.>While you could understand that is was called "Canada" from Maggie, you both knew it as something else.>This area of the map was the Northern country of Canis Lupin.>Wolf country.>Home of the supposedly legendary group of heroes who were the first to slay a dragon.>It would later be occupied by the apes, who turned it into a training grounds.>Almost as if it were a secured boot camp to make sure that the lizards wouldn't invade as they were training the young pups or kits of this world to fight.>Although if the humans were there, you were not sure whether or not they would be alive at this time.>Then again you all have heard there were monster sightings around the area.>Maggie then stares at both of you after she was done with the map."Something wrong?">She said as she went up to the duo were now in the bed."Are you both tired?">She then heard the cat's theory of the medicine still being airborne.>Which she didn't even think about herself."Maybe we shouldn't rest up just yet. Let's try and find an actual map after we find out about the food situation here. But I also agree with the idea of giving everyone a proper burial. They all deserve that at least.">She then got up.>She was now trying to gentle when it came to lowering Benji's body.So what do you all do now?
>>5545794>She then heard the cat's theory of the medicine still being airborne.Which she couldn't fucking understand because she had no collar on while it was meowed out to the mouse. Opinion discarded.Kinny squinted when the girl announced they should bury everyone in this place. "E-Everyone? But there is like a hundred humans in here. It will take ages I- uh. You know what, it's not like I'm gonna be doing the hauling anyway." The cat eventually shrugged, climbed the girl's shoulder and snipped the rope with his dagger to help Maggie free her brother's corpse. "Are we going to the surface or is there like an underground burial ground somewhere in the bunker, you think?" Kinny asked, once the body was laid on the ground.
>>5545819 Kinny is wearing a collar the mouse gave him. If they can understand her if she wore it and vice versa, I think it applies here too. She wouldn't understand the mouse but she can understand Kot and Doge since they are wearing the collars.[/spoilers]"I guess you have a point.">She agreed as she gently placed her brother's corpse to the ground."We can't exactly burry all of them. As for where to burry them. From what I heard the dead were to be cremated here but I don't want that to happen to him. I think we should bring him up to the surface.""Splendid idea. I agree with you full heartedly.">The woman bounced back a bit as she saw the mouse pop his head again."Good God, he's creepier when he is not speaking English!">She shouted, finally letting the other two know her feelings of their little prisoner."May I ask what his deal is?">The human asks Kinny.
>>5544819Was more going off our stats and archetypes than backstory.>>5545794>>5545819>>5545842"Yes, everyone, I insist. They'll become undead eventually if we don't...maybe...I think. I never was taught about how they come about actually, not fully anyways. Anyways, they deserve it. We've got time, and frankly we're getting paid anyways, we may as well take everything we can carry from the bunker, seeing as no one needs it anymore." Mog demanded.
>>5545842Fuck these fucking collars man. Fucking old uns and their gimmicky gadgets."He's a mouse." Kinny looked at the human dumbfounded. He didn't understand what was so creepy about the mouse, could be a human thing.Rats are cute and smart. It's a crime what is being done to them. >>5545879"Well if you INSIST, you're welcome to play the graveyard keeper, but I'll be doing other - more productive - things meanwhile." The cat smirked at Mog who was being loaded with Maggie's dead brother. For once, he was glad to be the weakest of the group.
>>5545879>>5545900"Question is how are we going to get everyone up to the surface? We could try and get the others down here to help us out. I'm pretty sure the fox can lift some people up right?"
>>5545900>>5545904Mog grunted from the effort of lifting the hundred year old corpse. He couldn't help but cough and whimper in disgust after catching a close up whiff of the stench. Experienced soldier or not, even a body this rotten would gross anybody out. He eventually settled for dragging Benjamin's body by the lab coat with his teeth."Sure, put the fox to work. But, hey, listen, don't split up yet until we get the fox working on this, at least not too far, we still haven't cleared the facility, there could be crazies of the robot or old one variety still down here." Mog said while readjusting his bite-grip on the lab coat.
Rolled 6 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>5545904>>5545913Kinny looked at the girl and wolf very seriously. "Well, in my... experience, that fox can't lift much more than a regular cat can. In order to move a body like this you'd need... 5... trained cats. You might think 'great, we have 4 cats and a fox', but that's when you need to consider that the two strongest cats we have - and the fox - would die from a heart attack if they stepped inside this slaughterhouse." The cat took a deep breath and continued. "Under these circumstances, I am deeply sorry to say, it seems it is up to you, Mog... and that robot ova dere," Kinny pointed to the ceiling, "to carry these bodies to the 'creamation' or whatever it is you do with them down here." The rogue finished and seated his butt on the floor.>Rolling Persuasion to get free time for cats and the foxIt's all fax so no deception.
>>5545919I'm going to let Mog respond to this one.
>>5545919Mog rolled his eyes. Then he favoured Kinny with a lopsided grin. "So what I'm hearing you say is that you really want a catnap but you're too embarrassed to admit it after giving me guff over laying down for a spell. I see how it is. Well, I'm a tolerant wolf, I know you cats have to sleep sixteen hours a day or else you risk getting grumpy." he managed to say in between chuckles.The beleaguered wolf started dragging the body towards the elevator again but paused once more. "I'm serious though, do what you want, but stick within shouting distance of somebody. We've come too far to get sloppy and eat a shiv now."Then he disappeared around a corner, making his first round trip for burial.>Gonna start burying bodies.You can timeskip for me unless we get attacked, but Kinny wants to do stuff, so I say let him play his stuff out. I'll interrupt if I want to come in for whatever reason, since Mog is likely to take a break to rest or do other stuff in between burying the dead.
>>5545936 Fair enough. >>5545919>>5545936>Maggie would go with Mog but decided to stay with Kinny.>Better to stay down here as a team than to leave only one person, or in this case animal, alone.>She then goes up to Kinny."So what do we do now Kinny? What's the plan?"
Rolled 7 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>5545940*HISS* "Go with him, it's your brother's burial." Insulted pussy responded to the human. The attention his natural and not-at-all forced feline charm brought him was sometimes all too annoying. "And tell Bobby to come down here!" He added and waited until everyone left, licking himself furiously.>>5545936Kinny ignored the hauler's howling and ran out of the room as soon as the sound of footsteps and his own pride faded into nothingness. The rogue wasn't planning to waste time in here, he immediately started looking through the rooms and offices in search of valuables (duh), personal journals (even though he couldn't understand engrish, he could tell lots of handwriting in a peculiar notebook must've been a journal) and any traces of Liquid Nihm. When Bobby joined him, he explained what he's been doing and asked her for help in searching the bunker.>Rolling PerceptionTell me if I can roll extra for Bobby if she comesAs much as hooman would help here, I don't think she should leave Mog with all the shit, especially her own brother. Do drop me a support cat for the search. I don't care how many continuity errors this causes, I CAN'T rewrite everything twice.
Great fucking rolls today.
>>5545952 Go an extra roll "Fair enough, I'll be sure to get... Bobby(?) to help you out.">The human soon left with Mog to go back up to the surface.>After a few minutes for you Kinny you see the elevator coming down.>Coming out of it was Bobby, who was already sickened by the smell in the air."Holy fuck! What the hell happened here?!">After a very short explanation from Kinny, Bobby sort of understood what happened."So while "Maggie" up there is mourning her brother you want to look down here for something that can help us? Seems like a good idea. Maybe we can find something of use down here. Though I'm not sure if we'll understand it but we could.">The two then start looking around.>You found a few more books.>Journals from what you could tell.>Mostly by the writing in the books.>Looked handwritten.>Next were some other notes.>Looked very detailed.>But you weren't sure what they were about.>Seemed like some sort of chart or something like that?>Maybe for inventory?>Last thing you found was strange substances on the floor.>Looked leafy or woody.>Smelled funny.>Next to it was some paper you could roll the substance into.>Don't know why you would but you could.>Kinny and Bobby looked around a bit further.
Rolled 20 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>5545964Sorry for being a sperg today, btw. I feel agitated for some reason.
>>5545967You just needed to get the bad rolls out, the dice gods favour you, clearly.
>>5545967>Kinny then made the biggest discovery down here.>A vault.>Bobby looked at if she was in a cat nip store.>You know the rules, if there is a vault, there is usually big money."OK Kinny.... any idea on how to open this big ass mother fucker? Cause unless the human knows the code or one of our key cards work, I don't think we are going to get in.">Truly it was a giant vault.>Must be a lot of money in there.>Either that or some food with a ton of preservatives in them.>Must taste nasty.>Soon the cats looked around trying to find something or someway to open it.>Soon Kinny finds something to help him out.>A sign.>More like visual instructions.>Mostly for a card to be scanned.>The card had a clear color in the image.>It was a nice shade of gold.>So there was your objective if you wanted to get in this vault.>Just need to find a gold card.>Question was where do you find such a thing down here?>>5545967>>5545968The dice really favored you to find this bank Kinny.
>>5545964Kinny took some of the smaller journals, he would pester Maggie to decrypt them later. He and Bobby also rolled some of the substance into paper, wrapped in plastic and shoved it inside his backpack. It could be useful later.>>5545973When the cats found the vault, Kinny immediately started probing the door, even though it was pointless. "They must've had a vault-keeper somewhere down here! The keycard was probably on him all the time.">>5545968"We need to tell Mog so he can keep an eye out for it!" The cat then urged the bobtail to follow him as he zoomed through the labyrinth of corridors to find the wolf and tell him about the vault and golden keycard.
>>5545980Mog roll me a Perception check.
Rolled 18 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>5546002
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>5545973>>5545980>>5545980>>5545973"And keep digging! We're gonna need a few hundred old one sized graves, so don't stop 'til the sun goes down! I'll be back with the...eleventh, yeah, eleventh corpse in a couple minutes. I expect you three to have another hole dug by then, do 'em proper, six feet deep. Just move on to digging the next hole after I put the bodies in, don't bother covering them yet, I have to give them their sacred rites before that." he concluded his orders to the trio of underlings in their growing pack.As always he rooted around in the corpses pockets for key cards and any papers with information or strange human tech. He left them their valuables though, jewelry, coins, pictures of what were presumably family, etc. Most of the tech and papers he'd return to them before sending them on their way to the Roots Below.Looking around he knew he chose a good spot. Nature had overgrown most of the city and the adjacent forest had in most places ran right up to the concrete pavement, but this spot remained mostly clear of roots, save for a lonesome tree brave enough to try and encroach on the tenacious grasses and wildflowers that for whatever reason resisted the trees encroachment on this patch of soil. It was beautiful, the winds channelled through the metal high rises and into the field, causing the wildflowers to sway in the breeze, the oddly placed tree perfectly marking the graves. A good place to lie for your final rest.Time to check up on the kits and get the next body....Damn, this elevator music was a bop. He wondered if the elevator did the lupine blues.Ah, back to the horror show. Now to find the cats, they really should've organized this better. This place was a big labyrinth, easy to get lost. He called out to them, his caution let down despite his warnings.>Rolling investigation for what I've found on the bodies I've brought up so far.
Rolled 13 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>5546002Damn, didn't refresh before writing.>Rolling PerceptionIf this is something happening to me outside then just assume I go back up the elevator after waiting around and calling out a bit in the lobby. Mog might check if they went topside to look for him and got lost or something.If this is a perception check for inside then the scene works as is probably.
>>5546002>>5546004Sorry for this roll, I literally didn't fucking read and thought it was for me.
>>5546004>>5546013>>5546016>Mog and Maggie were both busy carrying the dead back to the surface.>Sure it was a long job but someone had to do it.>Jenkins and the other two cats were able to carry the small bodies and light skeletons with a bit of teamwork but it wasn't really a lot.>Though after a while they were assigned to dig up the graves.>The group continues to do their self appointed job.>Carrying five bodies per trip.>It wasn't until Maggie and Mog noticed something.>Mog was able to pick it up from the corpse.>It was a golden card."Must have been a banker. I don't think he'll need it now. Not to mention you guys did mention you guys don't do paper money anymore. But there could be some gold bars in there. Maybe you guys would want that? I don't exactly know. I don't think anyone here was that rich. Just put it in the pile of belongings. I'm sure Kinny and Bobby will look at it eventually.">And Lo and behold who were to arrive but Kinny and Bobby."WE FOUND A VAULT! GOLD CAR NOW!">Bobby said in excitement.>Maggie not even understanding her."I should really put that collar back on now shouldn't I?"
Rolled 3 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>5546013>>5546029Kinny didn't waste time explaining, instead he pounced on the human and took the card out of her hand and jumped off of her like gravity was an afterthought. Using the momentum of his jump, the cat zoomed back towards the vault, almost tripping over a skeleton. "Come on!" He hurried Bobby up as he passed by her.Rolling acrobatics purely for stunt points, ignore this.
>>5546044Shit stunt, but only because the hoomon didn't want to let go of the card and the cat had to pull on it with all his might. Due to the unexpected delay, the jump-off came off as Kinny's desperate attempt to save himself from falling on his ass.
>>5546029>>5546044Technically I was the one who found and had the card but whatever, doesn't matter."C'mon, after 'em!" Mog yelled. Not waiting for a reply he sprinted after them.
>>5546048Also, I can test the substances you found for poison with my spells, just so you know. The same for magic. Though, honestly it just sounds like weed, some humie really wanted to light up a blunt before kicking the bucket I guess.
>>5546044>>5546048>>5546050>You all followed the couple of cats back down.>There you find them back inside the bank vaultroom underground.>Kinny immediately used the card.>When you opened the back you found...Kinny roll me 1d100
Rolled 75 (1d100)>>5546054
I sense a boss fight coming up.
>>5546062My dagger sheath is tingling.
>>5546058>As soon as you open the door you see it.>A room filled to the brim with Paper Dollar Bills the humans used to use.>Practically worthless to some animals.>But in the back you do see a total of 10 gold bars of unknown value at the moment.>In the personal belonging you do see some necklaces made of silver that can be sold as well.>Seems like you made a huge haul after all.>Bobby then looks at you."Shall we take what we can right now?"
>>5546064>>5546063"Wait. Kinny check for traps. As for the bling...it is probably safest here for now, we should pack it up in something that can safely carry it though, then we'll ride off with it in the forklift later." Mog replied cautiously. He then lowered his snout to the ground and began gently inching forward, prodding the ground as he did so, trying his best to assist Kinny. Hopefully the cat didn't rush ahead.>Assist Kinny with trapfinding if he does that.
Was honestly expecting a beefy security robot to be guarding the vault
Rolled 2 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>5546064>>5546066When the vault opened and Mog presented his opinions, Kinny just hopped on his back and rode the sniffing wolf like a roomba until he got close enough to the gold bars for the cat to safely hop onto them. The cat then attempted to estimate the value of the gold he was sitting on.>Rolling InvestigationFigured I might as well try. Sorry for short posts, multitasking.
>>5546083Give me another roll since Mog said he was assisting you.
Rolled 20 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>5546064>>5546083Well, fine, I'll check for traps instead then if your gonna flub your estimation of what the gold is worth.
>>5546094Your clumsy movement disturbed my chi and poisoned my soul. At this point it's not my fault.
>>5546100Your humours are outta balance, it isn't my fault. Too much darkness, chaining you to earth, pulling you to the Roots Below. If you were lighter and fluffier then your soul would be balanced out by the pull upwards towards the Moon. Basically, you're too fat. It ain't my fault that I speak the truth.
>>5546094>>5546083>Kinny rushes towards the gold.>Hugging it immediately after Mog told him to at least check for traps.>The tired old wolf only shook his head as he went ahead and looked for traps.>Only to find nothing.>No trip wires.>No spikes.>No arrows.>Not even a boulder to chase you til the ends of the earth.>Strange.>Humans must have been really confident that their riches would never be stolen amongst themselves.>Strange that they had these red lights all around though.>Luckily you were wise not to touch them.>Kinny on the other paw."Alert! Enemy detected! There is a unknown entity in the bank!">A feminine voice said on the loudspeakers.>Maggie soon noticed the door closing behind them."Shit! What happened?!">Maggie explains as she tries opening the door again."A security bot will be arriving soon. We suggest you turn yourselves in and die quietly."
>>5546109Kinny hissed loudly and jumped for the door, attempting to sneak out.
>>5546120Give me a dexterity saving throw for that.
Rolled 10 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>5546129I cast dodgeroll.
>>5546131Perfectly in the middle.
Rolled 3 (1d4)>>5546120I think it already closed. Also, I knew there'd be a boss fight.>>5546109Mog sighed. He'd have thought Kinny's instincts would've been sharper given this was usually his wheelhouse. Didn't much matter though, he knew that Kinny's daggers or his sledgehammer could breach the vault door if thrown or empowered with a divine smite, respectively.With sullen calmness he drew his broadsword. For a moment he considered using his sledgehammer instead, but he remembered that humans pierced the other robots just fine with knives."Bobby, Maggie, this'll be a fight to the death, so I'm sorry to say that you'll probably have to fight if we wanna live through this. At least one of you should stay next to me so that I can protect you with my shield. And no thrown lightning daggers except as a last resort Kinny! I don't wanna end up fried, and you might melt the loot. If your attacks aren't effective then try and restrain it if you can, let Kinny and I flank it." The old soldier laid out what to expect. No dramatic speeches, no poetics, just an aura of calm suffusing the group with confidence and a game plan.>I use born leader to give us all advantage for 1d4 turns.Sorry, getting drowsy. Would write a better speech otherwise. Still, I think this fits given the disturbing environs we find ourselves in and the atmosphere of doom fighting a purpose-built killer robot.
>>5546136 If you want we can continue on this Tuesday. You seem tired and Kinny seems to be on the edge. Maybe a couple of days of rest can help all of us.
>>5546142Nah, I'm still good to go if Kinny is. My post quality may suffer more than it already has though.
>>5546136>>5546142I'm okay with a cliffhanger. Sorry for low quality today, I was busy with stuff. It'd be funny if my complete oversight resulted in Kinny escaping the fight, though.
>>5546142...well up to you if we continue. I don't wanna interrupt the game for Mog.
>>5546147Honestly, it'd suck for you to miss the fight. We only get exp for killing shit, remember? Or at least that is how QM did it last time.>>5546148If you wanna call it for today then I'm fine with that too. We fit more into this week than we usually do given we did two sessions. I'm satisfied and it leaves us fresh for the fight after the cliffhanger.
I shall see you all this Tuesday then my friends.
>>5546155>>5546148Take care! See you then.
>>5546154>Honestly, it'd suck for you to miss the fight. We only get exp for killing shit, remember? Don't care, I'm cat. Depending on how this encounter goes, I could try to open the door with the card to let you out. Would be kino.>If you wanna call it for today then I'm fine with that too.Yeah I'm spent. Just don't wanna stop just because of myself.>I'm satisfied and it leaves us fresh for the fight after the cliffhanger.Glad to hear that.>>5546155See ya, QM.>>5546156Have a good weekend, you two.
Going to switch to Wednesday.Tuesday is kind of full for me.
>>5551960 sorry guys going to have to postpone to next week. Rough night last night. Again sorry friends.
>>5553156No problem, QM. Hope you can get some sleep tonight.
>>5553156No worries, take care buddy. I'll see you guys next week.
I'll try to do something this Thursday.Shit got busy for me.
>>5558474False alarm I got Tuesday Free now.
>>5559622Well, hopefully I'll see you and Kinny tomorrow then. I may be late by an hour or two, but we'll see.
>>5559622My brother in christ rolls dice on whether he's available or not.>>5559929>hopefully I'll see (...) KinnyYes, hopefully you emerge from the vault victorious, so that you can admire Kinny's shiny black fur and stunningly good looks once again!
>>5546120>>5546131>>5546136>Kinny tried his best to escape his fate.>Trying to run out the closing doors>It seemed was going to make it.>Unfortunately for him though, he only missed his timing by a bit.>The doors closed as soon as ge got there.>The human and Mog then both looked at Kinny.>Maggie soon picked up the cat by the scrunch of his neck, much like any mother would do to their kitten."You absolute retard! Did you really think you could outrun these doors?! Even if you could, were you actually going to leave us all here to die?!">The human then sighed as she placed poor Kinny back down.>Bobby tries her best to be brave.>But deep down she feels as if she is going to die."What do we do? What do we do?! I can't fight that thing! I'll die if try!">Maggie soon sees the situation.>They are all trapped and are about to die.>She doesn't know what to do either.>Suddenly she hears Mog's orders.>They have to fight.>It's what they have to do.>She then pulls out her baseball bat."I guess if I am going down as possibly the last living human... I'm going down fighting. Kinny, if you can hide Bobby or flank from behind. Either one of them will work, just do something useful to help us out.">Suddenly you hear some banging from the roof.>It's loud.>Sounds like it's literally trying to punch it's way in.Kinny, Mog how do you prepare?
>>5560232>Did you really think you could outrun these doors?!"YES." The cat hissed furiously and threw fists up in the air, glaring at the human like she was the sole reason the world was going to shit. "And YOU. Are you SERIOUSLY complaining about an animal less than quarter of your size not volunteering to be your personal, disposable meatshie-" Kinny's tirade was interrupted by being put down and he hissed and wagged his black tail in impotent fury at that too. "I wasn't running away, I was going to open the door from the outside, but now we're traaaapped!" The infuriated rogue spat on the ground as he meowled and slapped his tail against the floor until the roof started banging right above him. Before completely coming to his senses however, the cat deemed it necessary to theatrically snort at the girl's "last hooman" speech.>"What do we do? What do we do?! I can't fight that thing! I'll die if try!"Without wasting any more time, Kinny approached the bobtail, pulled one of his Lightning Daggers out and offered it to the frightened cat. "You don't have to fight. Just stay back and, in case things go really bad, throw this thing at whatever passes for 'security bot' 'round here." The feline spoke, leading the shocked smuggler away from the center of the room. With that done, Kinny turned around to face the source of the sound as he pulled out another L-Dagger.Let's wait for Mog to post.What was >>5546129>>5546131 for..?
>>5560254 in case you got an 18 or higher. You were close though.
The update on my part will be late. I'm having some hardware problems here and need muh phone to deal with em >_>>>5560273Oh damn. Kinda wish you told me it was gonna be a fail when it happened.
>>5560292 Probably should have but I didn't know how to break the news without making a giant post about it.
>>556029B4 roll:>The door is closing fast, too fast. By the time you make it halfway through the room it looks like you're not gonna make it>Roll meh dexterity, DC18After roll:>Despite your great effort and you nearly straining a muscle, the door mercilessly closes right in front of your whiskersAlthough just simply stating it was a fail would suffice. The only reason I'm bringing it up is cause it was a last roll before a cut-off and it seemed like it would pass.I wonder what the dog doin?
>>5560326He did mention he was going to be an hour late.
>>5560333He's always an hour late, kek
Rolled 12 (1d20)If mog doesn't show up, I'm going to sleep.
>>5560394Sorry dude :cI just got hit by sleepiness mixed with unwellness and bed is calling for me. We can try on thursday if you wanna, but no pressure.
>>5560396Alright. Let's try thursday.
>>5560376>>5560400Sorry my duderinos, I had to catch up on some work. The sudden shift to Tuesday caught me by surprise. I'll try and get a post up later today and then I guess I'll see you on Thursday. Hope you feel better soon Kinny, take care.
Rolled 14, 4 + 6 = 24 (2d20 + 6)>>5560232>>5560254Links of metal clinked together as the war-wolf padded out in front of the group, ready to shield his friends if need be.>I Ready an action to attack the security robot as soon as it breaks through the door. (I can't remember how readying an action works, but I think that means I should automatically attack as soon as the conditions are right, presumably skipping initiative.) [Rolls are for attacks]>If the bot wins initiative and attacks first then I'll use my Reaction and Protection Fighting Style to impose disadvantage on whoever it attacks.>I'll be using a divine smite if I hit as well, burning a spell slot.Damn, I didn't really have to write much at all. I thought I missed a lot, turns out I didn't. There isn't really much to prepare. I've already drawn my sword, this is a mostly empty room, I could cast bless or shield of faith but frankly everyone already has advantage and I think I need to save my spell slots for divine smite. I think this will be a DPS race, maybe I'm wrong and the real issue will be beating the bot's AC, but with so many Lucky charges and my Born Leader ability that shouldn't be too much of an issue. If all goes bad then we can simply run around it and have Kinny throw lightning daggers at it until it dies while we sprint away.
>>5562075>>5560254>Soon the sound of metal punching metal grew louder and louder.>The sound continued getting closer and closer at almost a demonic speed.>Soon you see a dent on the ceiling.>It starts going more and more downwards.>Almost tearing.>You all try your best to get ready.>Finally it arrives.>"[Iiiiii'm baaaaaaack!!]">You soon see it as the familiar figure.>The mechanical owner of Rick's Sporting.>"[I knew it! I knew it!!] [You dumb shits] [had] [my money!]">The robot soon went towards the paper and began... eating it.>"[Finally] [I can pay rent!!]">The robot then stop eating the paper for a bit.>It then turns towards you.>"[You!] [You stoles it!] [You tried taking] [MY MONEY!] [Didn't you?!]Persuade (need an 18 or higher) or fight?
Rolled 10, 8 + 8 = 26 (2d20 + 8)>>5562200Mog was bewildered beyond belief. How strong was this robot? Did it literally dig through meters of concrete and dirt? If so they had little chance of beating it. No, they could kill it, he remembered the bots in the other rooms had been simply stabbed to death, and Kinny's knives could probably short circuit it. With his bravery rekindled Mog took a bold step forward and with an aura of elan briefly rivalling the great wolves of eld let his sword drop from his mouth and stabbed a paw forward onto the robot's chest."I think it is you who should be sorry, friend," Mog's voice dripped with sarcasm and disdain as he enunciated 'friend' and gave the bot a little push for emphasis, "I see right here a breach of contract and an enormous amount of theft on YOUR part right here, you've left the street unguarded in a breach of our deal AND you've just stolen HER money!" Mog pointed to Maggie as he spat globs of spittle all over the robot."I think the only way you can make up for this is by a hundred year period of indentured service to Maggie her, as she is the only current living custodian of this here bunker." Mog belted out without a care for the insanity of his demand. As he continued to heap abuse on the robot he tracked Kinny out of the corner of his eye, hoping the sneak-thief would be getting up behind the robot to stab him in the back.If all went well the robot would be bouncing between fighting in two directions at once.>Roll to intimidate to get the robot to serve Maggie as an indentured servant given his breach of contract. Otherwise just try to distract him for Kinny to sneak attack him. Using Lucky cause I think we'll have enough turns of advantage to win a fight with him anyways if it comes down to that. Only gonna spend one turn doing this talking shit, otherwise we fight to the death.I don't care anymore if he is out of our league. We just spend practically all of last session just coming up with a solution to our paranoia only to have one of the agents involved that we paid turn out to be the boss for this area, talk about a waste of time. I'll be glad to fail on this roll and just have us duel to the death, we're well suited to DPS racing anyways.
>>5562338 sorry for the late response. >The robot looks over to you.>It is intimidated.>Plus it does seem to realize it broke it's contract with you.>"[I....]">The machine then short circuits a bit.>Spazzing out and flailing as multiple incoherent random words come out of it's mouth.>Until finally it just stands still.>Looking down at the ground."Remembering prime objective.">The robot speaks.>As if it were finally using it's own voice and mannerisms."Prime objective, keep sporting goods store open for any survivors of Nihm drug experiment. Arm survivors. Lead them to the headquarters of Xenarus company. Prepare to retake the Earth with it's leader [Redacted]. Checking status to see Nihm survivors.">The robot scans the area.>Seeing only dead corpses and the party."Prime objective has failed. There are no human survivors with Nihm in them. Only animals with traces of Nihm in them.">The robot then calms down a bit before looking over to you."My mission has failed. Therefore can not continue. Downloading new objective protect Maggie and her pets. People and animals in bank are not a threat. Opening the gates.">The door soon unlock.>Opening up as all the traps are disarmed.>Seems you avoided a conflict.What do you do now?
Rolled 3 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>5562200>>5562338Kinny promptly used the wolf distraction to get behind the robot with malicious intent. He too, was pissed off at the fact this pile of junk came down here for no reason and tried to battle them.>>5562387Before the machine could finish its incomprehensible blabbering, the cat was pouncing at its neck with his sparkling dagger at the ready.>Rolling for attack with LDaggerSorry for late response, I'm very retarded.
A low roll. Classic. This one is going to my collection.
>>5562392Remember you have advantage thanks to Mog.
Rolled 3 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>5562391>>5562393Kinny failed to stab the circuitry as the damned thing kept manufacturing nonsense with its hellish equivalent of voice chords, but thanks to the cat's ingenious wolf companion, the toaster was too busted to compute what was happening, allowing the rogue another stab at the issue.
>>5562387Mog let out a sigh of relief. Not out of fear, but to try and release some of the tension in his body, he was primed for a fight. With the source of his anxiety no longer a threat or a suitable target for the old wolf's venting he was hoping some apes or lizards actually did show up after all."Alright, so much for that. Lets bag up the gold and silver, leave the toilet paper for the scavengers." the lupine ordered. He picked up his sword and sheathed it, then began to bag up the gold bars and silver.>Loot all the metals and finished goods.
>>5562404Classic Mog, posting before refreshing the bread.
Rolled 4 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>5562387>>5562391>>5562398>>5562404Hearing the clanging of metal Mog turned around in surprise. Rapidly grasping the escalating situation he struggled to find an explanation to either retain the initiative or deescalate the situation."Whoa-whah, whoa there Kinny, uh...if you wanna recharge our friend here you gotta put the batteries in the proper socket...or something. Heh-heh, don't mind him good friend, he's just trying to give you a recharge." Mog sputtered out a quick bluff, eyes darting to Kinny to confirm whether they were still fighting or not.>Deception check to either delay the robot from recognizing we are attacking it or to bluff it entirely into thinking Kinny's attack was innocent so we can deescalate.>Drawing my broadsword again if my roll fails.lol, I just succeeded in getting us and uber-robot ally somehow and now we are killing it. I'm okay with that either way though, it has been a long time since we had a fight and we only seem to get XP from killing shit anyways. Up to you whether to continue or not
>>5562405I thought the bread was still hot, turns out a breeze blew through and cooled it before I knew what was happening.
Rolled 5 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>5562391>>5562398 luck was not on your side today Kinny >>5562391>>5562398>>5562404>The robot felt something pricking on his back.>He wasn't sure what it was.>But it was clearly poking it's back."There seems to be something probing me. May one of you take care of it.">Maggie was unsure on how to respond to this.>Though she did try to help Kinny out by getting him off.>She tried scooping him up from the robot's back.>Bobby then whispered to the human and cat duo for a bit."Go for it. Kill the bot. There's a good chance it could malfuntion again.""She has a point Kinny but I'm not a hundred percent sure whether to attack him now or when it's guard is down... then again when is it's guard down? I say we do what Mog suggested and get the silver and gold.">Mog continued to bluff his way out of the situation."Wait a minute. My bettery isn't on my neck! You're trying to destroy me aren't you.">Mog was right to ready his broadsword again.Roll initiative.Rolling for the robot.>>5562416Cooking some bread?
Rolled 10 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>5562423"HIIISSSSSS" Went the cat.>Rolling initiative>>5562414To khajiit, this machine is now an embodiment of railroading. The fight itself will bring much needed katharsis. Mog's initial behavior made it seem like he'd agree.And seriously sorry, I forgot about the thread today. My PC broke a couple days ago and it miraculously unfucked itself today, shifting my focus a lot.
Rolled 11 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>5562423Rolling for Maggie
Rolled 8 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>5562426>>5535795Finally for Bobby who will more than likely disengage.
>>5562429Just a reminder that she has one of my LDaggers (I have 10, for future book-keeping).
Rolled 4 - 2 (1d20 - 2)>>5562423I was just bantering with the cat.A low growl escaped from the wolf's throat as he leapt at the robot.>Rolling initiative>>5562425Oh, don't get me wrong. I totally agree. I just thought I had solved the situation, negating the need for a fight. I'm still up for a fight. Also, don't worry about being late or the computer trouble, it happens. Thankfully we didn't get so far as to require both of us to be present to start to move things forward, like if we were scene shifting. Sorry to hear about your PC.
>>5562425>>5562426>>5562429>>5562423>>5562435So the turn order will be,>Kinny>Maggie>Bobby>Robot>MogSo Kinny what do you do?
>>5562439Can I attack and then disengage normally, or do I need to use cunning action?
>>5562441Disengage is a action, you'll need to use your cunning action if you want to move and attack in the same turn without being hit by attacks of opportunity.
>>5562441Basically what Mog said.>>5562442
>>5562442>>5562444Okay, and can I hide instead of disengaging, or do I have to disengage first? I'm looking through D&D Beyond but it doesn't say when i can hide.
>>5562445I would say you would have to disengage first.
Rolled 1 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>5562439Even though his cover was blown, Kinny was simply too fast for the century-old toaster and he went for one last attempt to find an opening in the rusty metal plates to snap some cords inside the damned thing's neck. If this didn't work, then Mog would have to pry the tin-can with brute force, the cat thought.>Rolling attack
>>5562445You can use the website someone linked in the archive of the first thread, the anyflip one that has the whole manual. Here...https://online.anyflip.com/dkneq/yerq/
>>5562447You still have the advantage thanks to Mog.
>>5562447You still have advantage from my speech. It lasts for like 4 turns or something based on my roll.
Rolled 6 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>5562447Feline on suicide watch.
I'm not doing anything else this turn, btw. Figured the disengaging is a meme unless I wanna chuck the regular daggers, lol.
>>5562447>>5562457>The cat soon jumps back on the robot and begins to violently stab him with his dagger.>After a few tries he finally stabbed through the machine..Roll for Damage Kinny.
Rolled 2, 3 = 5 (2d4)>>5562465>str -4they said>you'll never penetratethey saidWHO'S LAUGHING NOW1d4 piercing + 1d4 lightning
Rolled 8 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>5562468>The robot soon get annoyed.>He can't do anything right now though.>As the cat hangs on the robot through his elemental dagger, Maggie soon goes up to the robot.>She immediately tries swinging her bat against the machine.Rolling for attack with bat, not proficient.
Taking my lunch break. Will be back in 40 or so minutes. May check back in early just to get my rolls and actions in, but maybe not.
Rolled 6 + 5 (1d8 + 5)>>5562472>She ends up hitting the fucker.>Dealing damage to it.>Bobby watches the chaos unfold.>She disengages immediately.>She immediately walks over to the wolf.>Showing off the Lightning Dagger Kinny gave him."What the hell can I do against this fucker?! I can't do shit! I can't stab him with this shit. I don't want to throw it either because I might hit the others."What do you guys tell her to do?
>>5562478"Stay out of this and do what I said only if things go real bad!" Kinny meowed out loud trying to unjam his dagger from the "security" bot.I just wanted to make sure you took note of the dagger.>>5562476Enjoy your food fren.
>>5562476Enjoy the meal Friend.
>>5562483I did take note of the dagger. That's why I mentioned it.
Rolled 8 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>5562483>The bobtail soon took Kinny's words to heart and went to an area where she was in fact safe.>It was now the robot's turn.>He immediately tries reaching his back for Kinny.>Trying to go for his neck.Kinny make a dex save.
>>5562493Just roll a 1d20 with your dexterity modifyer and proficiency.
>>5562483>>5562485Thanks guys. I'm back.>>5562493Does he really need to make a dex save? That roll doesn't even meet his touch AC of 14 due to his high dex.
Rolled 13 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>5562493>>5562507Sorry sorry, forgot the bot would attack before Mog.
>>5562508Usually I was told that if someone tries to grapple you, you need to make a dec save in order to dodge it.>>5562510>The robot fails to grab onto the cat.>It seems he can't exactly reach him.Mog it is your turn.
Rolled 3 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>5562511I just checked, rules as written you are correct. My objection was simply that it seems to not make too much sense for the grappler not to have to both beat the opponent's active attempts to resist and their passive touch AC. I think in older editions you may have had to beat their touch AC, but I haven't checked.Mog lunged forward, swinging his broadsword in an attempt to decapitate the robot as he did so. The pale light of his Goddess pulsed through the blade, waiting for the cold steel to bite into the mockery of life and unleash its fury.>I attack with my broadsword. I will use Lucky if my roll fails. I also intend to use a Divine Smite using one of my 1st level spell slots.
Rolled 16 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>5562511>>5562527Rerolling with Lucky.
Rolled 4, 3, 3 + 4 = 14 (3d4 + 4)>>5562511>>5562530Rolling for normal damage, next post will be divine smite damage.
>>5562530>>5562527>You successfully hit the robot with you blessed blade.Roll for damage.
Rolled 5, 1 = 6 (2d8)>>5562511>>5562530>>5562531Divine Smite damage
>>5562531>>5562533>20 mg...jesus what
>>5562533>>5562531>Robot took a huge hit.>He staggers but is still alive."You only made me angrier.">It seems to taunt.Kinny it is in fact your turn now.
>>5562534Only slightly above average for me with my broadsword and using divine smite at 1st level. I'm pretty sure you can output similar numbers if you throw a lightning dagger, though obviously I'm not advocating that at this moment when I'm so nearby.
>>5562537Counterargument: throw shield.
>>5562545I'd have to waste an action to do that while we are in the middle of combat, plus there is a chance the lightning destroys the shield or is attracted away from the target to the shield based on the rules as written, depending on the interpretation of the written words. In the future when we are more dispersed fighting multiple opponents or when you have the chance to initiate from a distance before we close in, then you'll get the chance to throw them.>>5562468I think you also forgot your sneak attack damage, you get damage from sneak attack don't you?
>>5562550I mean the robot knew he was there.
>>5562550>I'd have to waste an actionSounds like you wanna get electrocuted. *disengages* I just wanted to point out the possibility for the future. Sure as fuck not gonna throw a lightning nade inside a metal vault of limited space.
>>5562551Sneak attack isn't like the sneak attack from old editions. I'll look it up now, but I'm pretty sure you just have to have the enemy be adjacent to another person friendly to you or you have to have advantage to be able to get the sneak attack.
>>5562551>>5562555Yes, I just checked, I am correct. Since the robot is fighting both Kinny and Maggie and myself Kinny gets sneak attack. He also gets it on any attack that he has advantage on. Kinny should roll 1d6 bonus sneak attack damage and have it be applied retroactively, I think.>>5562553I get'cha, I thought of such a possibility before. Like I said, it is better used when we and the enemies are further apart over a wider battlefield. Or when you initiate a fight for us from a distance.
>>5562553Also, it is your turn.
>>5562556Fair point.>>5562553Kinny go ahead and roll Sneak Attack damage when you can.
Rolled 5 (1d6)>>5562563>>5562556Right, I forgot about Sneak Attack.
>>5562571Did you technically do your turn here?>>5562553Did you disengage?
>>5562583>>5562571He hasn't done his turn yet, that was just his sneak attack damage that he missed from before.
Rolled 14, 6 + 6 = 26 (2d20 + 6)>>5562536"Dumb toaster." Kinny salivated under his breath as he dug his dagger deeper into the demon's neck.>Rollin for stab attack with Mogvantage(?)>>5562583No, >>5562571 is retroactively added sneak attack damage for last turn.
Rolled 1, 5 = 6 (2d6)>>5562593Sneak damage cause Mog and/or Maggie are/is within 5ft from the looney microwave.
>>5562593Yes, you should still have advantage from my speech for this turn and one more afterwards.
I did good. Shut up. Shut up. Shut up.
>>5562598Don't forget your regular/lightning damage as well.
Rolled 19 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>5562593>>5562598>Distracted by the divine smite that was caused by the wolf, Kinny goes in for another attack.>He soon dig his lightning dagger inside them.>The electric pulse from the weapon starts frying him a bit.>Maggie tries her best to help>Using her baseball bat again to his the machine right on the head.>or at least that's what she planned.
Rolled 3 + 5 (1d8 + 5)>>5562606>She basehes the head of the robot.>Damaging it a bit.
Rolled 4 + 2 (1d4 + 2)>>5562598>>5562605>>5562606Right, uh oh. I made an oopsie and rolled 1d6 instead of 1d4. Subjecting 2 from next roll for that.>Rolling lightning damage (1d4)
>>5562612MINUS 2 FOR FUCK SAKE>Kinny did 8 damage last turn.
>>5562612>>5562613To subtract you have to format it as +-number
Rolled 8 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>5562612>>5562608>The robot continues to stagger for a bit.>He's clearly taking a lot of damage.>But he isn't going down.>Bobby continues to move far away.>Maybe looking for a good spot to throw the dagger if needed.>Bobby thanks whatever god Mog worshipped the machine was distracted by three stronger beings.>The robot soon feels very annoyed.>Seems like he sets himself up.>Planting his feet into the ground.>He soon speaks."Thunderwave.exe activated.">A loud boom sound soon comes from him.>Sending a shockwave towards everyone close to him.Everyone roll a Dex Saving throw.DC = 13Rolling for Maggie, Bobby is safe.
Rolled 18 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>5562631Your farts have no power here.
Rolled 11 - 2 (1d20 - 2)>>5562631tfw dah robutt drops the heavy bass. I'm guessing either Nihm or the Draconians gave humans magic, and somehow robots can use it too. Either that or the robot is literally just turning up his speaker volume to blow the fuck outta us with his sick beats.As soon as the infernal clown machine spoke Mog laid down and covered his ears, pressing them flat against his skull.>Roll is dex save.
Rolled 7, 8 = 15 (2d8)>>5562638 Well Thunder Magic is considered to be more sound based than electric. So I went with the bass idea. >The robot strong musical blast was strong enough to send Maggie and Mog flying out of the room, taking the full damage.>Meanwhile Kinny was able to hang on somehow but still took some damage from the attack.Mog and Maggie received the full damage while Kinny recieves half.Mog what do you do?
>>5562638Little did Mog know, the floor carried the vibrations.
>>5562644Do I receive 7 or 8? Also, OW. I don't remember how much HP I had, no .pdf at hand.
>>5562652Take the lowest number.Maggie is down with -3 HP. But since I am mostly a kind DM if damage goes over your current HP you just go to 0.
>>5562652Also I think you have 23 HP.Not sure about Mog at the moment.
>>5562659Wait never mind.
I think we all just got knocked out.
>>5562652At 1st level you had 8 HP, now at 2nd level I think you have the same HP as me, 15.>>5562644Mog went tumbling head over heels down the hallway. When he finally stopped skidding and the ringing stopped he let his ears flop up and shook his head, trying to get his senses in order. With some effort he stood up, stumbled and then oriented himself after a brief struggle. He was facing away from the vault, back down the hall towards the lobby, or at least he thought. Turning around he began sprinting back towards the vault when darkness crept up around the edges of his vision and he blacked out.>Mog is unconscious, his maximum HP is 15, the spell did exactly his hitpoints in damage. I'm making my first death saving throw.I began writing and was gonna attack the bot again, but realized part way through writing that the spell knocked me out after I checked the damage you rolled. Though as a reminder Kinny and I should have 'health' potions from the lizard in the first town, assuming those weren't a scam.
>>5562664No, Kinny is still up because he took half damage, likewise Bobby is up and should be able to assist us.
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>5562669Forgot my roll for death saving throw. Hopefully I roll a 20.
>>5562652If you get me up with a health pot, I can heal everyone with my spells/Lay on hands ability.
>>5562664Can I use cunning action to hop off the disengage and then move to and heal mog with potion on the same turn?
>>5562678Yes, cunning action is a bonus action. You get a action, movement, and bonus action each turn.
>>5562678Looked through the 5e player's handbook.Yes. Yes you can.
>>5562679>>5562683Kinny quickly calculated their chances for survival with and without Mog and without a word jumped off the bot's shoulder. He made sure to keep the distance and rushed to the Mog with a healing potion.>Disengaging>Moving to Mog>Healing Mog with (hopefully a real) Health PotionDo I roll something?
>>5562690Roll 2d4+2 Healing.
Rolled 2, 1 + 2 = 5 (2d4 + 2)>>5562690>>5562693>>5562679Heeaaling power!Inventory update: +journals, +weed, -1 LDagger (to cat), -1 Health Potion. I actually didn't pick up on the fact it was weed, even when Mog said so. Only now that I've reread it for inventory keeping purposes, I realized Kinny rolled something leafy into a blunt.
Do we redo my initiative since I'm waking up all of a sudden or keep the old initiative order? Also, Maggie should roll her first death saving throw. Tell me when it is my turn since I'm not sure what we are doing now that most of the participants are unconscious/cowering/recovering.
Rolled 9 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>5562701Initiative stays the same.>Rolling the Death Save for Maggie>>5562698>Mog is now healed and now able to get up but still prone.>The human was still on the ground.>Not responding.>Meanwhile...>Bobby was now in the room alone.>She was usure whether she should throw the dagger or not.>She looked over to Kinny and Mog.>Hoping they can give an idea of what to do.Mog, Kinny. Do you tell her to use the Lightning Dagger? You're out of the room but do you think it's safe enough.
>>5562715Kinny realistically doesn't have enough braincells to think of the consequences of his own actions when Mog is downed. As such it doesn't even cross his mind to yell instructions at the other cat.
I think I'll be going soon
>>5562724Fair enough.We can continue on Tuesday.
>>5562728You guys can probably finishe the turn, no?
>>5562729I'm starting to doze off myself.
Rolled 4 + 8 (1d8 + 8)>>5562724Alright, after my turn how about we call it a night and resume another day.>>5562715Is it my turn now or is it Bobby's turn and she is just waiting for our orders? I'll write out my turn now anyways since Kinny is going to bed soon and I don't think the bot can reach me anyways.Mog cleared his bleary eyes and lifted his head from where it was plastered against the floor. He worked his sore jaw as he looked about trying to remember what happened. Seeing Kinny with the empty bottle he suddenly remembered their situation."Bobby, get out of the room, hurry, run!" he barked out, his words came out incomprehensibly fast and mushy, his enunciation blurred through haste.Turning to Kinny he put a weak paw on the cat's shoulder and with his as much gratitude as he could muster said "Thank you. You know what to do, throw your dagger when Bobby is clear."Then he closed his eyes and offered a quick prayer, channelling the warmth of the earth into his friend.When that was done he ran down the hall to go heal Maggie. His pack wasn't yet ready to meet the Goddess, their time hadn't yet come.>Order Bobby to clear the vault so she doesn't get caught in the blast from any Lightning daggers Kinny throws.>Heal Kinny with Cure Wounds (Roll)>Move down the hall to Maggie to heal her with Lay on Hands the next time my turn comes around.
>>5562728>>5562729I'll see you guys on Tuesday then. Take care.
>>5562743>>5562751Goodnight anons. Have a good weekend.
>>5562756You too buddy.
>>5562751>>5562756Good night my friends.Get the rest you deserve.
Rolled 17 (1d20)I love the smell of being about to be snapped in a half by a malfunctioning fruit blender in the afternoon
>>5562715>>5562719>>5562748>Bobby decides to run out of the room with the rest of the group.>Meeting up with Kinny and a Mog who is trying to get up.>Meanwhile the robot then looks up to you all.>Wanting to chase after you.>Unfortunately though, for it at least, there are two problems.>The first being it was now tethered to the ground thanks to previous attack.>The second, it was currently recharging itself as well after using that powerful soundwave.>Leaving himself very open.>Mog then immediately gets up to heal Kinny.>After that, he moves over to Maggie to heal her next turn.Kinny it is now your turn what do you do?
>>5567662Can you give us any information about the state the robot is in? Not OOC, just the things that our characters (or the cat at least) would notice that would help decide what should we do next. OOC it feels like we're fighting a boss while being heavily underleveled, which is fine, but I'd still want to try and confirm it before deciding what to do next.
>>5567663 You guys did widdle this fucker down to 56 health. It started at 120.
>>5567662So, we've all left the vault and are currently in a nearby corridor? Sounds like it's time we chuck some grenades in there, the only problem is Mog's shield.
>>5567694True. You can still chuck regular daggers though if you want.
>>5567699What sort or movement mechanism does the bot have? I have always assumed it was a wheel, but couldn't find confirmation later. I'm wondering if throwing a bottle of oil could make that bitch flip so Mog has a turn to throw his shield away so it doesn't attract the lightning.
>>5567701It is still a wheel.If you still have oil or balberrings (which I assume you do) that will make the robot have to do a dex saving throw, failure ends with him being prone.
>>5567662>>5562748Once they were all temporarily safe outside the vault, Kinny showed his Lightning Dagger to to Mog and said. "Get rid of that shield quick, slide it down a corridor or something, so it doesn't attract the lightning. Bobby has one blade too." The cat nodded to the shivering smuggler.>>5567709Having warned the beat-up wolf, Kinny pulled out the pouch of ball bearings and let its contents lose inside the vault, hoping it would give them all some time to get ready.>Throwing the bearings at the bot to keep it inside the vault as long as inhumanly possibleTell me whether to roll something here or not.Inventory update: -1000 ball bearings.I'm finally cleaning up my inventory, could you please kindly remind me if we got any (and how much) money since we left the forest? Why yes, I'm long overdue. Procrastination's the name of the game!
>>5567722>You throw all of your balls at him.>Surrounding him completely. Throwing out all ballbearings? Let's see the dex save I have to make is, 8 + your Dex bonus + Proficiency since they are considered Thieves' Tools.8 + 4 (correct me if I am wrong) + 2 = 14But since you are using all your ballbearings, practically filling up the floor area around him, meaning there are a bunch of tiny metal balls surrounding him in a 15 feet cone. So I will add a +4 to that save the robot has to make.Making it..8 + 4 + 4 + 2 = 20.The robot has to make a dex save roll of 20 in order to not get prone. As for money...20 gold bars that equal up 500 gold a piece.10 silver bars that equal up to 1000 Silver a piece.7,000,000 copper coins14,000 silver coins4,000 gold coinsAnd over $20,000,000 in dollar bills alone but that is considered trash.None of you have this money yet.
Is that all of your turn Kinny? Sorry for being late myself. Cleaning up the house.
>>5567761Was asking about ME rolling to throw, but that's informative and I forgot about the Tools' proficiency completely, lol.As for money, I was asking only for the coins/valuables we have shared. As in, did I get any coins I should add to the sheet? I think there was something we split between us.>>5567771I'm done, won't be wasting a regular knife on that pile of junk. You're good.
Rolled 12 + 7 (1d20 + 7)>>5567784>Maggie is still down so she can't do anything.>Bobby is with Kinny.>Too risky to throw the knife right now.>Especially if Mog still has that shield.>So Bobby attempts to steal the copper shield from Mog to throw at the enemy.>Rolling for Sleight of hand.Mog make a Dex or Strength Saving Throw.
>>5567800>you can do thatOnce again my awootism makes me think these games are about rules, lmao.
I'm here, catching up.
Rolled 13 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>5567694I specifically moved away towards Maggie who had been thrown out into the hallway so you could use your dagger. The electricity explosion shouldn't zoom to my shield when it is surrounded by metal like the walls and vault doors, that just wouldn't make sense. It should also zap things closest to the 'release' of the energy, not closest to the person who throws it. I just ordered Bobby clear so she wouldn't get caught in the blast>>5567722I can tell you what we got in the first session, but we haven't put a gold value to the random junk we've been looting yet. So most of our money is in the silver bars we looted from the pigs.>>5567800Well, that is exasperating. I know I'm late and we gotta move on, but I was gonna throw it further down the hall anyways. I don't want to end up destroying it though."Got it, I'll throw it down the hallway. Let it come out of the vault just a tiny bit, we don't want the explosion to melt the gold! One sec-hey! Bobby, what are you doing?!" Mog acknowledged Kinny and began taking off his shield to toss down the hallway when Bobby suddenly grabbed it, trying to pry it out of his grip. Not knowing what she was thinking he struggled to account for the sudden impromptu wrestling match he found himself in while his grip on the shield was awkward.>Roll is saving throw.
>>5567880If it is a saving throw then my bonus is only +4, but if athletics is applicable then my bonus is +6 and so we tie. Dunno which is right though.
>>5567880Oh FUCK I am a fucking cretin. Sorry for not reading your last post properly. I just assumed I've been up to date like a moron. Goddamit.
>>5567880>>5567882True. Athletics can use be used to go against Slight of Hand. Would you like to say it's Athletics instead of using a Strength saving throw?
>>5567886Obviously I'd like to, but I'll leave it up to you if that is okay. It makes sense it would be saving throw because I'm technically surprised by Bobby, but Athletics seems like it would apply to basically anything strength related basically all the time realistically speaking rather than mechanically speaking.
Rolled 12 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>5567890 I'll say it's Athletics, so you both tie. >>5567880>Bobby tried her best to take the copper shield from Mog.>Though she was not expecting the old wolf to fight back.>It was a huge tug of war.>Both sides were having trouble gaining the shield.>Suddenly the shield gets away from both their grasp.>Flying away from them to go further down the hall.>Away from the party.>Away from the vault.>Meanwhile the robot just got done from recharging.>It sees that its targets are all outside the room.>It tries going towards them.>Charging at them with intense speed.Rolling Dex save for the robot.
>>5567895>As the robot tried to wheel his way towards you, something soon stops him.>One of the steel balls gets trapped within his wheel.>Causing him to lose control of his movement and crash onto the floor.>The robot immediately mutters it must repair itself.>Leaving himself completely open to whatever attacks you have.No need to roll to hit, unless you want that critical.Mog it is now your turn.
>>5567885No worries, it seems things have worked out our way anyways. Throw the dagger now, the bot seems to have tripped.>>5567895"It's vulnerable! Quick, the both of you throw your daggers!" Mog barked out, trying to knock them out of their stupor.I've lost track of the amount of turns that have passed, but I think they still have one more turn of advantage from my born leader ability, I'm not sure. If they do then they can use it on their throws.
>>5567899Ah, nevermind, we auto-hit. Both Kinny and Bobby should roll damage then, we'll probably need both of them to down this thing.>Delaying my turn in the initiative order so that the cats can throw their daggers first. After they do so then I will go to attack it with divine smite enhanced sword blow.
>>5567902 yes you have one turn of having advantage. >>5567906>Mog decides to use a wait action.>Moving his turn to go before the robot now.New turn order1. Kinny2. Maggie3. Bobby4. Mog5. RobotKinny what do you do?
Rolled 11, 11, 16, 2, 1 = 41 (5d20)>>5567899>>5567902"Now's the time!" Kinny meowed at Bobby as he readied himself to throw the EMP Dagger at the insecurity bot.>Throws Le Dagger 20°E off the mark>It hits anyway>Rolling the damages first die for physical
>>5567911>>5567916I think you mean 5d4.
>>5567918Oh yes, it's a kinny special.I just divided everything by 5, the physical damage is 2 (2.2) and the electric is 6 (2.2 + 3.2 + 0.4 + 0.2). I can also reroll, but this is the proper mathematicization of the fate, imo. I can also take the L and only do 5 lightning damage.
>>5567923I'd say reroll.
Rolled 3, 3, 2, 3, 3 = 14 (5d4)>>5567926Unbased unfaithful math distruster, here are your dice.
>>5567929This is wrooong. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETEg-SB01QY
>>5567926Is Bobby rolling for her throw as well?
Rolled 4, 3, 3, 1, 1 = 12 (5d4)>>5567929 I may not be based but I can tell you that 14 damage is better than 8 damage >>5567911>>5567929>Kinny throws his knife.>20 degrees off his mark but still effective as the steel balls cause a chain reaction.>Shocking the machine dealing major damage to him.>Maggie still can't do anything.>Meanwhile Bobby does as Kinny meowed to him.>Throwing the lightning dagger straight at the machine.
>>5567938>The robot is shocked again by the daggers.>Recieving more damage to it.>The robot looks very damaged but looks like it is still fuctioning.>After waiting patiently Mog decides to get ready.Mog it is your turn.
Rolled 2, 2, 1 + 4 = 9 (3d4 + 4)>>5567947Fuck, I think we need 30 damage more to kill it.Mog handed off his healing potion to Kinny in case he went down again before sprinting forth. His heart sang, his blood boiled, his sword soared. Radiant light burst forth as he struck at the paralyzed robot.>Rolling damage with divine smite to follow in the next roll.
Rolled 2, 4 = 6 (2d8)>>5567947>Divine smite damage
>>5567958>>5567959Mediocre.>I'll back away with my remaining movement, over towards Maggie again as far as I can reach.
Rolled 4 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>5567958>>5567959>>5567960>Major damage was given to the robot.>His metal exterior began to break off.>His mechanical innards began to show.>It uses half of it's movement speed to try and get up again.>It then tries to charge at you once again.>Using it's extreme speed to tackle you.>But will the Ballbearing be a problem again?
>>5567963>The ballbearing cause another problem for the robot.>Making him prone once again.Kinny it is your turn.
Rolled 9 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>5567963>>5567964"lol" said the Cat, "lmao".Kinny pulled another Lightning Dagger out and threw it at the machine.>Rolling to hitInventory update: -2 daggers (self), +1 potion (from Mog).
>>5567968He's still prone.Just roll up 5d4.
Rolled 4, 3, 3, 1, 2 = 13 (5d4)>>5567969Thought that was because of Mog's advantage.
>>5567971>>5567968>The robot is on the last of his legs.>Well wheel really.>A small ticking still coming from it.>Multiple glitched voices coming out from it's mouth.>All of them referring to something known as... Redacted.>Whatever that meant.>The human is still knocked out.>Bobby stares in awe and horror as she decides to wait.>Hoping Mog can finally end this thing that now basically has no face and is just shouting random gibberish.Mog it is now your turn.
Rolled 20 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>5567980Worried that the machine would explode like one of those metal carriage engines he instead opted to throw a javelin. Not even pausing to see if he hit he moved over to Maggie, pressing his paw to her neck to see if she still had a pulse.>Rolling to hit with thrown javelin.>Moving over to Maggie, will heal her next turn.
>>5567987Roll critical damage.
Rolled 5, 3 + 4 = 12 (2d6 + 4)>>5567980>>5567987Holy shit, a crit! Doubled damage babee!>Damage roll.
>>5567987>>5567992>With one last mighty throw from the wolf, the javelin soon rushes towards the robot's head.>Finally killing it.>It finally just lays there.... motionless.>Finally no longer speaking with many tongues.>The battle is over.You guys are now free to do whatever you want.>As Mog feels Maggies neck he can still feel a pulse.>Bobby though is still concerned about the machine."It's no longer moving or making a sound... Kinny go check if it's actually dead. Mog has to heal that girl.">The bobtail orders to the cat."I mean you are the one that struck it first. If anything that gives you more right to be dead. Plus... if you check, I'll let you get a 30 second headstart of looting this place."Kinny, Mog, what do you do?
>>5568004Pale moonlight pulsed from the lupine's paws. Burst eardrums healed, shattered bones mended, torn flesh knitted itself back together. Feeling an intake of breath Mog gave Maggie's face a few friendly licks to welcome her back amongst the living.>Healing Maggie for 7 points of damage with Lay on Hands
Taking a quick belated lunch break. Will be back in 40 minutes.
>>5568015>As soon as you heal her, Maggie then springs up.>Breathing in heavily as if she just got her breathing back."WHAT THE FUCK JUST HAPPENED?!">She screams out.>As if she can't control the volume of her voice."MY EARS ARE RINGING! MY CHEST IS HURTING! THERE'S SO MUCH NOISE AN-">She then looks in front of her.>Seeing the now destroyed robot.>She looks over the wolf and cats."DID YOU GUYS TAKE CARE OF THIS?!""Good whatever gods you worshipped! Do you have to be so loud?!">Bobby adds in as she starts covering her own ears.
Rolled 7 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>5568004>If anything that gives you more right to be dead.Kinny stared daggers at the cat. He stared at her. Finally, he turned back and started walking towards the dead machine. Halfway there the rogue looked back again, and stared at bobtail. "I hope you understand this means no fish for you if we find any." Kinny said in grave voice and walked up to the shredded bot. The cat sniffed the thing and wheezed at the smell of heated metal and burnt plastic. The faceless head wasn't a nice sight, either... Regardless, he slowly stepped on the top of bot's chest and carefully looked inside.>Rolling Investigation to determine what cause the machine to fail
>>5568024>It's pretty obvious the robot is dead.>Doesn't even tick tock anymore.>It is in fact dead.>Looks like Bobby will not be getting any fish...>Or thirty seconds of looting the whole back.Kinny go ahead and take what you want from it. "be dead." Dammit I to type check if it is dead. I have no fucking clue how I even came up with be dead. Then again this is Bobby, she seems to have a hate boner for Kinny in some instances and sometimes doesn't.
>>5568023>>5568024>>5568030The poor old wolf pushed his ears flat when the old one started yelling like a senile dog who's hearing had expired. Silently he nodded to her query, not daring to uncover his ears in her presence. When she kept yelling he ran over to the dead robot to collect his javelin and look through the corpse for gold while Kinny took his first pick of the loot.>Recovering my Javelin.>I'll tear the robot apart and loot the metal scraps for valuables metals or unique items.
>>5568045Roll me a 1d4+1
Rolled 4 + 1 (1d4 + 1)>>5568050
>>5568067>After getting your spear out and scrapping the hell out of the robot you were able to get a few good materials out of it.Gained 1 wheelGained 2 thick sheets of metalsGained a strong metal rodGained a robotic eye>Could all be useful to you if you ever find a blacksmith.Going to have to leave. Sorry getting tired now. Hope the session was good.
Before I leave though...You all gain 450 EXPNo level up though.
>>5568097Thanks for the session. See you all next week!
>>5568101>>5568105Goodnight and sorry for poor quality. I'll write a post during the week.
>>5568106G'night Kinny. And no worries, I think we all write shorter and less elaborate posts when we are in combat to speed things along.
>>5568110Probably not going to be here this Tuesday. Sorry. Would guys mind archiving this thread when you have the chance?
>>5573689I'll let Mog archive since I dunno how that shit works despite being here for years.
>>5573689>>5573840Thread archived, make sure to upvote: https://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Rise%20of%20the%20AwakenedSee you guys next week!