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    267 KB A Frost Giant is Thee ★ Subprocessor DM 02/21/10(Sun)16:00 No.8208403  
    rolled 6, 3, 5 = 14

    You are Maya Terrasdottir, a human-turned Frost Giant stuck in a fantasy world of war and magic. You are a defender of the weak. You are a master of combat.

    #10: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/7845823/
    #11: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/7861503/
    #12: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/7864234/
    #13: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/7936458/
    #14: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/7950962/
    #15: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/7955181/
    #16: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/7968446/
    #17: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/7972055/
    #18: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/8050660/
    #19: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/8055304/
    #20: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/8067796
    #21: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/8073204
    #22: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/8084990
    #23: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/8089424
    #24: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/8173045/
    #25: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/8179193/
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)16:01 No.8208419
    I eat the village elder for his delicious bone marrow
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/21/10(Sun)16:01 No.8208440
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    rolled 3, 6, 4 = 13

    Month 14, Day 14. The end of the year approaches. Everyone's very excited, especially the kids. With your assistance, the village of Dreamwood has grown into a prosperous, built-up town, with a system of education, a repository of knowledge, a massively increased farming capacity, and an underground bunker big enough to save everyone you know.

    Next week, you'll be getting a visit from a skilled smith who specializes in weapons. In the months ahead, you will gain a full suit of Magma Steel armor, to supplement your fireproof suit. You're on your way to becoming unstoppable.

    You just hope that this will give you the power you need to face your enemies without fear. And without losing your arms.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)16:01 No.8208442
    >You are weak at defence. You are a master of losing your right arm

    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/21/10(Sun)16:02 No.8208452
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    rolled 1, 3, 5 = 9

    Left, actually.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)16:04 No.8208479
    I thought I had gathered most of what happened in reading the old threads, but what quarry does the quarry road lead to? I do not recall us having a quarry to mine from.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/21/10(Sun)16:06 No.8208507
    rolled 3, 3, 5 = 11

    The town quarry is just past the chasm that lead to your previous place of residence.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/21/10(Sun)16:11 No.8208576
    Ask about the specifics of the year's end celebration.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)16:13 No.8208603
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/21/10(Sun)16:14 No.8208623

    Seems like a good idea.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/21/10(Sun)16:16 No.8208654
    rolled 5, 3, 5 = 13

    Food and drink figure prominently. The celebration itself is based around an old myth about the world beginning anew with the first sunrise on the first day of the new year, and a tradition has arisen whereby the residents of this area do their best to stuff everything they can into a last-minute party before it all starts over.

    There will be no work on the 28th or the 1st of next year. The years-end celebration will take up almost all of the day, and the following day will be one of rest. You have some sway as to what exactly is done during the party, since you are an ally of the village and can shape tradition by your actions.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)16:18 No.8208705
    I say we should check with Our Favorite Viking Santa God and see if there is anything he thinks we should include in the Celebration.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/21/10(Sun)16:18 No.8208717
    rolled 3, 2, 1 = 6

    What is planned is a long string of plays, a dance, multiple large meals, and competitions of all kinds. Vasian has asked to do his own piece of theater, Jaek the swordsman will be staging a mock duel with Jerith, and the Hunters will go through part of the Saga of Perin, a basic oral history of the nation.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/21/10(Sun)16:19 No.8208724
    The party must contain story time. And snow forts.
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/21/10(Sun)16:22 No.8208771
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    We should use our magic to create an awesome ice slide.
    >> Viscus Infirmus Est 02/21/10(Sun)16:22 No.8208780
    >And snow forts.
    you read my mind good man.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/21/10(Sun)16:23 No.8208798
    rolled 3, 4, 2 = 9

    Hretmar has experience with similar celebrations among his own kind, which often degenerated into drunken brawls and immense property damage. The Frost Giants really get into it, as their lives are often filled with hardships and points of happiness are few and far between. This is part of the reason for their belligerence.

    You have the gift of magic and incredible size. Giving the children rides again would be a good idea, and putting your talents to use in some way would be perfect. Perhaps you could build a statue or puppet some snowmen into a reenactment of one of your stories.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/21/10(Sun)16:24 No.8208810
    Yes, I have a tendency to do that. It's my gift. And my curse. I'm Spiderman.

    Anyway, let's ask Vasian what he's doing. Is it a play?
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/21/10(Sun)16:28 No.8208874
    rolled 4, 5, 6 = 15

    His eyes light up as he happily responds. "Of sorts, yes. It details but a brief part of the life of the Baron of Tipory, who once voyaged across the ocean of the stars to the Moon itself! A very engaging story, I think."
    >> Researcher Sam 02/21/10(Sun)16:29 No.8208891
    "Did he really, or is that just hyperbole?"
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/21/10(Sun)16:32 No.8208930
    rolled 6, 2, 3 = 11

    Vasian strokes his chin absently, thinking for a moment. "I'm not quite sure," he says, "Some say he was imprisoned by the King of the Moon and never seen again. Others discount the entire thing as a barmaid's fantasy. As far as I know, no one has been to the Moon to find out."
    >> Researcher Sam 02/21/10(Sun)16:35 No.8208987
    Hmmm, let's tell him about what we know of our moon. I wonder how he'll react to knowing that we've seen pictures taken from it. I mean, since elementary school books have pictures taken from the moon, I ASSUME we've seen some.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/21/10(Sun)16:42 No.8209094
    rolled 4, 1, 2 = 7

    You explain to Vasian a little about the nature of your planet's Moon, an airless rock upon which nothing lives. On the many occasions you have looked up to this world's Moon, you have found it subtly different, though it is still a cratered, blasted white sphere. You go through a short retelling of the Space Race, which led to a ship built by your nation landing on the Moon, and pictures of the planet being taken from it.

    Vasian is impressed. A long, metal tube, rising through the atmosphere on a pillar of fire, carrying men of the world into the ether, on a quest of discovery and a triumph over their enemies. It's the stuff of this planet's fantasy, an unfathomable task without the aid of magic. There are spells, he says, that can show you the world as it hangs in the blackness, and the visions of those who use them have been recorded, but in words, not in pictures. The best view you're likely to have of the entire world comes from the astronomical models in the universities.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/21/10(Sun)16:47 No.8209170
    (Where'd everyone go?)

    Come to think of it, why hasn't anyone used magic to teleport to the moon with a supply of oxygen?
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/21/10(Sun)16:48 No.8209185
    rolled 3, 5, 5 = 13

    Presumably, it has been attempted, but Vasian doesn't know about it, either because no one came back, or it has been kept secret.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/21/10(Sun)16:52 No.8209251
    rolled 5, 4, 6 = 15

    I'm wondering if you all disappeared because of this.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/21/10(Sun)16:55 No.8209318
    Well, I guess there's nothing to do but continue as normal until the end of the month.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/21/10(Sun)16:59 No.8209381
    rolled 5, 3, 2 = 10

    Very well. It was a bit (or a lot) heavy-handed, but there is a purpose behind it.

    Will you be wanting to hire the weapon-smith, then?
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)17:03 No.8209464

    It's cold on the moon... and he'll need oxygen.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/21/10(Sun)17:03 No.8209468
    What was heavy handed? I'm not good at spotting these things. Anyway, yes to the smith, but won't he be coming AFTER the celebration? I want us to be there for that.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/21/10(Sun)17:07 No.8209514
    rolled 1, 3, 6 = 10

    Yes. He would.

    He's coming in a week. The celebration is in two weeks.

    Vasian basically just told you about Baron Munchhausen.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)17:07 No.8209515
    I think there are Americans up there. Don't tell, shhhhh...
    >> Researcher Sam 02/21/10(Sun)17:09 No.8209544
    Baron who?
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)17:10 No.8209567

    sorry, ws making myself a sandwitch.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/21/10(Sun)17:10 No.8209580
    rolled 5, 6, 6 = 17

    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/21/10(Sun)17:10 No.8209581
    rolled 1, 6, 4 = 11


    That's alright.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)17:12 No.8209595
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    rolled 1, 2, 1 = 4

    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !!Cg2+9s7QvY9 02/21/10(Sun)17:13 No.8209606
    rolled 3, 2, 1 = 6

    To clarify: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baron_Munchausen
    >> Viscus Infirmus Est 02/21/10(Sun)17:15 No.8209633
    What the hell is happening?
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)17:16 No.8209653
    rolled 3, 6, 5 = 14

    Nothing that hasn't happened in previous threads, unfortunately.
    >> Goddamn Sandwitches 02/21/10(Sun)17:16 No.8209664

    Oh Goddamnit. Not again.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/21/10(Sun)17:16 No.8209665
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !!Cg2+9s7QvY9 02/21/10(Sun)17:17 No.8209677
    rolled 5, 2, 4 = 11

    Likely a troll. He won't be posting quest updates though, and so should be easy to tell apart.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)17:20 No.8209726
    rolled 1, 4, 4 = 9

    Dreman the weaponcaster will have finished with his current projects in a week, and per his agreement with Bem, will visit the town to see the forge and its water-powered bellows, which will be your opportunity to hire him. The meeting can be canceled if you wish.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !!Cg2+9s7QvY9 02/21/10(Sun)17:21 No.8209742
    rolled 2, 4, 3 = 9

    The best course of action is to arrive at a consensus on the weapon-smith.

    Do you wish to hire him?
    >> Goddamn Sandwitches 02/21/10(Sun)17:21 No.8209743
    I just checked the Archives, this one is the real one. Sub used it in thread 16.
    >> Viscus Infirmus Est 02/21/10(Sun)17:24 No.8209789
    This tripcode is in the archives at thread 7, and so is probably real.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/21/10(Sun)17:27 No.8209836

    We do it. Wait, I thought we were going to ask him if he wanted to settle here? I don't recall us wanting new weapons. Ah well, sure, hire him.
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 02/21/10(Sun)17:28 No.8209851
    > which led to a ship built by your nation landing on the Moon
    >ship built by your nation
    >your nation

    Canada built the Lunar Lander?
    >> Goddamn Sandwitches 02/21/10(Sun)17:28 No.8209859
    I have thread 7 up right now. He did NOT use the Trip there.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)17:29 No.8209864

    Will the weaponsmith be moving into the town to work, upgrading our forge, or working outside the town and delivering the completed goods?


    No, it isn't: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/7828305/
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)17:29 No.8209865
    rolled 6, 1, 3 = 10

    He specializes in weapons, but is otherwise a skilled smith, something you've been wanting for a while. Will you be introducing yourself the same way as with the previous migrants? If so, I'll skip to the next week.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/21/10(Sun)17:29 No.8209881
    I think he's implying that we're from the USA.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/21/10(Sun)17:30 No.8209892
    >> Goddamn Sandwitches 02/21/10(Sun)17:30 No.8209902

    I think that would be the best idea. It worked last time after all.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)17:31 No.8209914
    rolled 6, 2, 5 = 13

    Maya's mind is from the United States, specifically NYC, originally. Unless a different origin is desired.

    If hired, he will live and work in Dreamwood. His belongings will be moved here. He does not own the forge he currently operates, so you won't be getting new anvils or tools out of this, though.
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 02/21/10(Sun)17:33 No.8209964
    I think our original form should be retconned to Carrie Underwood.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)17:34 No.8209968
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    Recruit the smith, get better weapons for our adventuring buddies, as well as the town's hunters and militia, then get our magical giant sized fire/frost sword and a masterwork powerclaw.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)17:37 No.8210042

    How good is our current equipment, can we buy better in Fain? Could we front the smith some money to buy some better gear and bring it with him?
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/21/10(Sun)17:39 No.8210073
    Our origin is fine.

    Dreman would be an valuable asset to our town, let's get him settled down.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)17:39 No.8210086
    rolled 2, 1, 2 = 5

    Your current equipment consists of the armor and weaponry you have had since day one, with the addition of a giant bow and a fireproof suit. Trollskin Leather Armor is available right now, and a full suit of Magma Steel armor will be ready by the second month of next year. No weapons were ordered to go with it.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)17:39 No.8210087
    Can a history of not being murdered on the subway give us a bonus to fighting in the Underdark?
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)17:41 No.8210126

    Sorry, I meant the equipment at our Forge, can we upgrade our anvils and tools?
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)17:43 No.8210164
    rolled 2, 6, 3 = 11


    Yes. Would you like Bem to bring back better forge equipment when he accompanies Dreman to the town?
    >> Goddamn Sandwitches 02/21/10(Sun)17:46 No.8210211
    Yeah, we don't want our new blacksmith working with subpar tools after all.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)17:47 No.8210222

    Yes, people are less likely to ask a skilled smith why he has a wagon full of top of the line smithing equipment. While we're at it, buy a wagon and something to pull it, we can always use more livestock.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)17:51 No.8210322
    rolled 3, 4, 5 = 12

    It has been seven days. The seventh field is undergoing rapid expansion as wood is gathered from the forest. You intend to get as much done as possible before your armor is ready, since you will almost surely begin adventuring again at that point, leaving the town to fend for itself. The forge has been expanded yet again, and roads are being laid between the fields and the town. Eventually, the main part will start to reach over the river, as further water-powered buildings take shape along it.

    The elders, taught by both Vasian and yourself, and drawing upon the library's extensive holdings and your own writings, have been crafting their own plans for expansion, along the technological path you think best. The addition of a master smith will make metalworking much easier, leading to the production of pipes, boilers, gears, turbines, and all the things that steam power will require down the road.

    With your meager scrying skills, you spotted Bem and Dreman approaching from a fair ways off, looking through the icicles hanging from the trees standing by the road. You hid in the false granary while they approached, and just before you cut the link you saw the smith's eyes widen in surprise as he got his first glimpse of this out-of-the-way hovel. Impressed, you hope.

    A new cow and wagon accompanied the two, filled to the brim with as many tools and anvils as it could carry, along with a dozen books or so. Dreman was taken on the standard tour, meeting the original smiths and seeing their work with Averron plate and bog iron. After that, the elders brought him to the new granary to see the fields, while you approached as silently as possible. Before you even got close, he turned, and looked right at you.

    “Explain your presence here, Northman,” he said coolly, placing a hand on his belt.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)17:55 No.8210375
    Explain ourselves.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)17:55 No.8210384

    Smile, wave and introduce ourselves.
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/21/10(Sun)17:57 No.8210409
    Seems sensible.
    As usual, we should remain polite and honest.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)17:58 No.8210420

    Doh! Well, he hasn't attacked us yet. I suppose we introduce ourselves. Politely and non-threateningly, of course. Then shown him around the forges to win (hopefully) over.
    >> Goddamn Sandwitches 02/21/10(Sun)17:58 No.8210428

    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)17:59 No.8210439
    we explain ourselves. after all, it's what we were planning on doing anyways.
    >> Viscus Infirmus Est !!z66dphCR3tu 02/21/10(Sun)17:59 No.8210457


    Clever girl.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)18:03 No.8210502
    rolled 1, 5, 3 = 9

    You tell him, as best you can, about your arrival, your meeting with these people, and your work here, while he listens intently, his eyes never wavering. Bem is noticeably agitated, Lark is amused, and Sahl never takes his gaze off the back of the man's head. His arms are crossed, concealing the faint glint of metal from beneath his coat.

    When you have finished, the smith speaks, his expression neutral and unchanging.

    “I have known your kind before. Treacherous, lawless beasts, unworthy of my care.” He squints. “But you. You are a question. I see that the people here live in no fear, either of you or of the Lord. Why?”
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)18:10 No.8210639

    "This town has protected me and I have done my best to return the favor. I like to watch over my friends and help them prosper. Although, I am sure that the increased crop yields, cheap labor and hot baths don't hurt"
    >> Researcher Sam 02/21/10(Sun)18:10 No.8210665
    "Um, because we've been nice and helped them with stuff? We sorta just went over that."
    >> Viscus Infirmus Est !!z66dphCR3tu 02/21/10(Sun)18:10 No.8210671
    Because we helped them to become thriving little village from bunch of collapsing shacks (no offense) and protected them from danger?
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/21/10(Sun)18:12 No.8210695
    "I've helped them and in turn, they've aided me. As you'll probably won't believe me if I tell you what we have accomplished in the last year, you should ask them yourself. In case you want to speak with them, I'll be waiting here." Afterwards we should sit down and wait, like we did when we arrived at the village for the first time.

    I'm not sure if we should add that we're also an incredible kisser.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/21/10(Sun)18:12 No.8210713
    >I'm not sure if we should add that we're also an incredible kisser.

    Probably not.
    >> Goddamn Sandwitches 02/21/10(Sun)18:13 No.8210724
    Yeah, the kisser part should probably be left out... the rest looks great though.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)18:13 No.8210735

    "Why don't you ask them?"

    Wave and go work on the roads or the fields or something while the humans talk, he isn't going to start trusting you just because you tell him to.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)18:15 No.8210768
    rolled 4, 6, 5 = 15

    "You speak like a human," he replies, relaxing a bit, "Or as humans ought to speak. I am inclined to believe you."

    His hand moves to his side, resting against it. Sahl remains tense.

    "You obviously have need of me, or I would not be here," he observes, looking over the town, "My skill is in weapons, as I'm sure you know. What would you like me to build for you?"
    >> Researcher Sam 02/21/10(Sun)18:17 No.8210817
    "Okay, so imagine this really big crossbow, more of a ballista really, that can fire several shots in a row without having to reload."
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)18:18 No.8210819
    Grin at the smith. "Oh I am sure we will find something to keep you busy, but why don't you spend the rest of the day get acquainted with the town some more. No need to rush these things"
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)18:18 No.8210833

    The town's hunters and militia could use some better equipment, and I need something that can kill Fire Demons and Frost Giants.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)18:18 No.8210835

    Forge me EXCALIBUR!
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)18:20 No.8210872

    Also, when we get the chance, we should talk with him about his past dealings with the other Frost Giants, and maybe find out how he spotted us so quickly. Once he has warmed up to us, of course. Don't want to make him too ill at ease
    >> Viscus Infirmus Est !!z66dphCR3tu 02/21/10(Sun)18:21 No.8210881
    Also some good quality weapons for villagers so they can fend for themselves when we aren't here. Also We should get some good melee weapon. I'm actually thinking polearm - it would give us great reach, as well as both stabby and choppy attacks (and maybe even bashy ones).
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/21/10(Sun)18:22 No.8210908
    Invite him to get to know the villagers some more. If he's not interested give him our wishlist of weapons.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)18:26 No.8210997
    rolled 6, 3, 5 = 14

    "A repeating crossbow," he says back, "An ingenious weapon, one I have had experience with in the past." He raises an eyebrow. "Difficult to make, but worth the effort."

    "A single crossbow can bring down either, if your aim is true," says Dreman, nodding absently, "The power of the bolt is the main concern."

    After you explain what Excalibur was, he states that enchantment is beyond his power. However, he could easily make you a nigh-unbreakable sword with Magma Steel, and it could be enchanted elsewhere.

    "I plan to," he replies. "Do not mistake me for a fool, Maya. If you are who you say you are, there will be no trouble. If you are not," he shrugs, "We will see."

    "Simple. One of my favorites, actually. Very deadly when used correctly."
    >> Goddamn Sandwitches 02/21/10(Sun)18:27 No.8211022
    It would probably be prudent to inform him that we are NOT going to go around using equipment made by him to loot and plunder.

    Explain some of the basic plans to him.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)18:32 No.8211125

    "I wouldn't imagine a blacksmith of your talents could ever be viewed as a fool. Regardless, it should become apparent rather quickly that I have told the truth."

    Also, I like this guy. Paranoid, yet reasonable.
    >> Viscus Infirmus Est !!z66dphCR3tu 02/21/10(Sun)18:33 No.8211127
    Also tell him how we use Summoned ice arrows, so loading would not be a problem. Though ability to shoot regular bolts would be good, but not necessary.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)18:35 No.8211187

    Also, it might be good to see if he would be willing to teach the other town smiths as he went. Not sure if that was implied or not.


    This is a good idea. We don't want him to think we are gearing up for a war of conquest. Though, it would be hard to do that anyway given our town's size.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)18:39 No.8211263
    rolled 2, 4, 1 = 7

    He was in the army, which is where he picked up his skills, in the Engineering division. From what little he says, you gather that he was once stationed in the North, when one of the many cease-fires was signed with Forus.

    You tell him the gist of your main plans. While you're away, the town has only its militia and the horsemen it can summon for defense. If Demons start pouring out of fissures when you're off slaying trolls, you want your people to at least have a fighting chance to retreat with their lives intact. There are any number of threats that could crop up, and you want them to be prepared.

    "Understood. When you have my full trust, you will know it."

    You tell him a little bit about your magic, and your ability to summon arrows of ice, though you don't go into detail. He tells you that he could install a catch to prevent metal bolts from exiting the magazine, thus allowing you to fire ice bolts without a standard one blocking the way. Regardless of which you were using, however, the mechanism would still have to be wound after each shot.

    With the strength of your kind, he observes, that wouldn't be much a problem.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/21/10(Sun)18:41 No.8211303
    I like this guy. So he is capable of smithing Magma Steel eh? That sounds like something good for the resume.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)18:42 No.8211318
    rolled 4, 5, 5 = 14

    That was the plan, yes. The blacksmiths you have are like children compared to him. Just from him working in the same area, they would learn much. It is his intention to train them, since he will need their help for larger projects, and in case he becomes unavailable for whatever reason.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)18:44 No.8211353
    rolled 4, 6, 1 = 11

    "All it requires is patience, if you have the tools."

    Magma Steel is difficult to shape. Even to soften it, you need a bellows on full blast for hours, and to bend it, you need clamps and plenty of weight. Making anything out of it is like crafting steel in slow motion.
    >> Arty 02/21/10(Sun)18:45 No.8211363
    >> Researcher Sam 02/21/10(Sun)18:47 No.8211408
    Interesting. SupProc, can you remind me of the qualities of Magma Steel, other than being nigh-unbreakable?
    >> Viscus Infirmus Est !!z66dphCR3tu 02/21/10(Sun)18:53 No.8211537
    That, and being nigh unmeltable. Pretty much it IIRC.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)18:54 No.8211566
    rolled 1, 3, 3 = 7

    The armor is extremely durable and cannot be melted or shaped easily; it is forged far beneath the earth, where rock runs like water.

    Magma Steel is extremely durable, very difficult to deform, and heat-resistant to a ridiculous degree. It is quite heavy, making it impractical for humans and many other beings to wear exclusively, but it is capable of withstanding a large amount of punishment. Crossbow bolts glance off it like pebbles, blades of all kinds draw across without scratching it.

    Like most armor, it transmits vibration, and because of its durability, its structure cannot absorb energy by warping. Thus, sufficiently powerful explosive effects or weapon strikes can kill the occupant without actually damaging the armor.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)18:55 No.8211577
    I agree, we should emphasize our do-gooding plans and our armloss experiences.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)18:55 No.8211586
    being almost indestructable is all you can really ask for an alloy. it means armor will be far stronger, and near impenatrable, while the weapons will be able to hold an insanely fine edge. if we sharpen a magma steel blade to the sharpest we can, we should be able to hew through entire trolls all day long.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)19:00 No.8211668
    rolled 5, 4, 4 = 13

    You explain your plans a bit further, delving into a bit of scientific knowledge. You also elaborate on your reason for getting tougher armor; you're tired of losing arms. Besides that, if you are seriously hurt without a healer or without the stamina to use your own healing spells, you're out. And that leaves the town on its own.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/21/10(Sun)19:02 No.8211711
    Thanks. Let's not get hit by a bomb, m'kay?
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 02/21/10(Sun)19:04 No.8211750
    in b4 IED
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)19:09 No.8211828
    rolled 6, 4, 6 = 16

    Anything further to ask the smith or talk to him about?

    Timeskip to the celebration is being written. If there is anything you would like to add, please speak.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/21/10(Sun)19:10 No.8211851
    Ask him the reason why so many fancy weapons and armors have gems and stuff on them. Do they have any purpose other than to make them look pretty?
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)19:12 No.8211881
    Not that I can think of. Let's timeskip and see what else comes up.

    Also, which thread had the last town/personal inventory? Should we look at that and the status of our many, many projects?
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)19:14 No.8211915
    hey sam, has there been any sign of supernova, he never really mentioned when he'd be resuming
    subprocessor you can link to all the archives via

    of course you probably knew that already

    a shield might be nice
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)19:17 No.8211965
    In the future, maybe we should be a little more subtle when introducing ourselves to new immigrants. Instead of sneaking up behind them and yelling boo, we could have them turn a corner and find us helping some villagers raise a barn. Or we could be working out in a field with no clear frame of reference, so we just appear as a strange blue person until another villager walks up next to us.

    The tour guide could be casual about introducing us; "There's Bob, and Mal, and Maya, and Steve, and that's our distillery, wait until you try our cider! What, a Frost Giant? Where? Oh Maya's not a Frost Giant, that would be absurd! She's just big boned, but don't mention it to her, she's a bit sensitive about her weight."
    >> Researcher Sam 02/21/10(Sun)19:18 No.8211977
    (He's in Zeonquest right now, though it's just finishing up. He said he'd go on a bit of a break before the next HANA Quest arc.)
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)19:18 No.8211992
    rolled 5, 1, 5 = 11

    Sometimes gems and precious metal trimmings are only for show, and sometimes they hold actual magical power. An enchanted stone can give a weapon unrivaled strength, sharpness, or luck in striking. It can also gift the implement with an aura of fire, or a blinding light that burns only evil. It can be impossible to tell whether a gem is just a gem or a secret reserve of immense power, which makes a man with a jewel-encrusted sword all the more dangerous.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/21/10(Sun)19:19 No.8212000
    >The tour guide could be casual about introducing us; "There's Bob, and Mal, and Maya, and Steve, and that's our distillery, wait until you try our cider! What, a Frost Giant? Where? Oh Maya's not a Frost Giant, that would be absurd! She's just big boned, but don't mention it to her, she's a bit sensitive about her weight."

    This. Dear god, this. It's hilarious.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)19:20 No.8212038
    rolled 3, 3, 3 = 9


    Canvas Overalls
    Canvas Apron
    Patchwork Armor Skirt
    Patchwork Armor Shinguards
    Patchwork Armor Armguards
    Canvas Bra
    Canvas Hair Tie
    Giant Steel Battleaxe (long-handle)
    Giant Steel Shortsword
    Water Cask (3/3 full)
    Misc. Small (human-size) Items
    Dented Shield (human-size)
    13 Long Arrows (damaged, human-size)
    Bear Skull
    Inscribed Tablet
    Giant Wooden Ring
    Alchemic Glove
    Averron Plate Blade Shovel
    6 Giant Javelins
    Demonskin Suit (Full)
    Trollhide Armor (Full)
    Giant Bow
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 02/21/10(Sun)19:21 No.8212050
    This makes me want to play Castle of the Winds again...
    >> Goddamn Sandwitches 02/21/10(Sun)19:21 No.8212054
    Dear god that is epic.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)19:24 No.8212112
    rolled 1, 3, 6 = 10

    Project list, since last update:

    Auto-generate defense tasks like archery training
    Educate the villagers so that the knowledge is self sustainable
    Use earth magic to detect shallow deposits in forest, dig them up with ice
    Make jewel throne, become warp god
    Build up the town to take advantage of the natural resources such as explosion trees and mining
    Continue to learn Frost Giant language
    Work on reducing our weakness to fire, be it through magic or armor.
    Learn more magic, ice-scrying, ice that spreads like fire, doom comets, cold lightsaber, ice shard rain
    Weapon practice
    Learn Heat pump
    Learn healing magic
    Continue to strengthen palisade
    Practice with bow, make a stronger one
    Increase magic capacity
    Start constructing underground 'bunker', with hidden storerooms and tunnels leading to the woods, as well as a place for you to hide and sleep under the fake granary.
    Build road to quarry, crane and pulley
    Make alcohol, syrup
    Ice-distill ethanol for fuel
    Later: plant apple trees for cyder and applejack
    Learn about Perin: history, customs, etc.
    Have Jerith learn luck magic
    >> Researcher Sam 02/21/10(Sun)19:25 No.8212130
    I think we already learned Heat Pump, it should probably be taken off the list.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)19:25 No.8212136
    rolled 3, 2, 1 = 6

    The vast majority of these tasks take place in the background, only surfacing when they deserve mention. For the most part, this list exists to keep me from forgetting what you want to do.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/21/10(Sun)19:25 No.8212138
    In fact, looking at the list there's a LOT of stuff still on there that we've already finished.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)19:26 No.8212151
    Oh god. I loved that game.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)19:28 No.8212193
    rolled 1, 5, 4 = 10

    Auto-generate defense tasks like archery training (ongoing)
    Educate the villagers so that the knowledge is self sustainable (ongoing)
    Use earth magic to detect shallow deposits in forest, dig them up with ice (ongoing)
    Make jewel throne, become warp god (far-future)
    Build up the town to take advantage of the natural resources such as explosion trees and mining (ongoing)
    Continue to learn Frost Giant language (ongoing)
    Learn ice that spreads like fire, doom comets (ongoing)
    Weapon practice (ongoing)
    Practice Heat pump, healing magic (ongoing)
    Practice with bow (ongoing)
    Increase magic capacity (ongoing)
    Make alcohol, syrup (ongoing)
    Ice-distill ethanol for fuel (ongoing)
    Plant apple trees for cyder and applejack (future)
    Learn about Perin: history, customs, etc. (ongoing)
    Have Jerith practice luck magic (ongoing)
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)19:31 No.8212243
    rolled 2, 4, 3 = 9

    Again, mostly an internal list, not to be worried about. Anything to add?
    >> Researcher Sam 02/21/10(Sun)19:31 No.8212250
    Thanks SubProc!
    >> Researcher Sam 02/21/10(Sun)19:32 No.8212264
    I do believe a Jewel Throne was mentioned last time, after we got ANOTHER 20 on the loot roll. You said you'd add it to the list.
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 02/21/10(Sun)19:33 No.8212269
    It's #4, like I asked :D
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)19:33 No.8212276
    forge a legacy in blood and fire that will resound across the ages
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)19:36 No.8212328
    >> Researcher Sam 02/21/10(Sun)19:36 No.8212338
    Damnit, I really need to learn to take my time and read more thoroughly.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)19:45 No.8212484
    Timeskip to the party, give rides and make snow golems.
    >> Goddamn Sandwitches 02/21/10(Sun)19:58 No.8212701
    *Back from making more sandwitches*

    Lets get to the party!
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)20:01 No.8212758
    Question: How long does Hretmar's shrinking spell last for? If it lasts indefinitely, or he can recast it often enough it might as well be lasting indefinitely, then I have an idea.

    Why don't we get him to shrink us, and then go down to the capital while human-sized? We won't look fully human thanks to our blue skin and hair, but odds are, their reaction wouldn't be "AHH DON'T EAT ME" but rather "That's funny. What happened to your skin?" to which we reply that we were afflicted by a curse. Even then, though, we could probably minimize that factor by dressing in our demonskin armor, and posing as an adventurer.

    Then, once we get to the capital, we buy our noble title using the gems we got from the demons. Once the noble title is granted, we reveal that the curse did more than just change the color of our skin and hair, and ask the Lord to suspend the bounties on us.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)20:02 No.8212773
    rolled 5, 1, 5 = 11

    Last month, day 28. Welcome to party town. This breakfast may be the best meal you've ever had. Meat of all kinds stretching to the end of the table, pancakes with Dreamwood's own delicious syrup, biscuits, gravy, and actual bacon. Everything is perfect, down to the smallest bit. Not to mention that you're inside the new Hall, instead of sitting on the ground. Dreman seems to be satisfied with the answers he got from the people of the town, given that he hasn't disappeared quietly or tried to murder you in your sleep. It'd be hard to pick him out of the rest, seeing how easily he fits in here.

    After breakfast comes the real fun. An archery contest proves Kel to have the best aim, though the farmers have become more skilled with their bows, enough to make them a real threat at shorter ranges. You and the kids construct two ice castles at opposite ends of a field and enact a siege with snow-golems and a samurai of purest water. The samurai leads the children into battle, slicing apart the powdery beasts with his sword while the little ones smack them with sticks. You don't move much when you're pulling the strings, but once most of your 'minions' have been defeated, you throw up your hands in despair and the castles explode into snowflakes. This may be your favorite way to use all that power you've got.
    Jaek and Jerith duke it out with their chosen weapons, the first with a two-handed sword and the second with telekinesis. They float around in slow motion as the mage lifts their bodies, letting them walk on walls and leap through the air like they live in the Matrix. All eyes are on them as Jaek levels his sword, asking his friend if he has any last words.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)20:03 No.8212788
    rolled 6, 2, 5 = 13

    And then a small child escapes its mother's grasp and kicks him in the balls. Jerith seizes his opportunity, ripping the sword from the poor man's hands and shoving him down, shouting at him to yield. He does, with much lamentation. And so the mage secures the victory, praising his brave apprentice for bringing down the evil swordsman in his moment of triumph.

    After a short break, the Hunters take over, re-enacting the early days of Perin, with each taking the role of one of the successor Lords, driving back the trolls, the giants, and the evil men of the East, conquering all and leading their people to victory after victory. They show the first meeting of Human with Hagrek, and the ancient agreement that paved the way for the 'factory race' and their attaining a place in all cities. They show the discovery of the Ulls, in the form of mercenaries who assisted the Sixth Lord in beating back the progenitors of Forus, and accepted an offer to settle in Perin as long as they were left to themselves.

    Vasian goes next, playing the part of the Baron of Tipory, exploring the ether on a ship of stone, powered by a chained god and his secret, arcane arts. With Lark's illusions providing a backdrop, the Baron lands on the Moon, finding it a desolate, but livable place, and meeting the giant King and Queen of the Moon, staying for many days and nights in there labyrinthine palace. While in the care of those two ridiculous characters, he falls in love with the Queen, and is later chased from the palace by the irate King, riding a metal horse which fires bolts of iron from its mouth. The story ends with the Baron's ship lassoed by the King, and his final fate left up to the audience's imagination.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/21/10(Sun)20:03 No.8212798
    In the end, that's probably what we will end up doing. But we need to get a good reputation first, so that we're already well known. Besides, our lifespan is now ~250 years. We can wait two or three more before getting a title.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)20:04 No.8212807
    rolled 3, 6, 5 = 14

    The day begins to wind down at sunset, with the last meal and the last story, a version of the original myth that was passed down from the first inhabitants of the land. Everyone awaits the end of the last glimmer of light, and when the sun sinks beneath the horizon, leaving nothing but the dull red as it moves, the people look away, finding a comfortable place in which to wait for the inevitable return of the brightness of life. The red fades, leaving only the black of the ether and the tiny points of the stars. The year ends in silence.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)20:06 No.8212840
    rolled 3, 1, 4 = 8

    It lasts for about two days maximum, but keeping it running for that long will drain even him. There are still potential side-effects, which makes the result of using it a matter of luck (meaning you will roll for it).
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 02/21/10(Sun)20:06 No.8212846
    We never ended up making fireworks, did we...
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)20:06 No.8212858
    * enough Meat to satisfy a frost giantess?
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)20:09 No.8212906
    Pass the dark days by telling stories that nobody in town knows, like Star Wars.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)20:09 No.8212913
    rolled 5, 1, 3 = 9

    The moment of Dawn would be the perfect time to do this. It would still be dark enough for them to stand out.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/21/10(Sun)20:11 No.8212940
    I'm not sure their ears can withstand awesomeness of that magnitude.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)20:11 No.8212949
    We should figure out a way to speak through an enchanted mirror, have someone bring it to the king and neg. that way IMO
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)20:12 No.8212973
    iron horse firing bolts of iron from its mouth?

    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)20:12 No.8212975
    Hmm. If we went and claimed citizenship, would we be able to avoid the draft by claiming to be a priestess of Hretmar? Would Hretmar be okay with us doing so, since that's basically what we are (priests being people who intercede between humanity and the gods, and that's pretty much what we do)?
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)20:15 No.8213020
    rolled 5, 3, 4 = 12

    Priests are not draft-immune. In fact, those who have some pull with gods are sought-after for many reasons.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)20:17 No.8213055
    Die Hard? Lord of the Rings, even?
    >> Researcher Sam 02/21/10(Sun)20:18 No.8213080
    I was just looking for an excuse to toss out the Akbar reference. Star Wars sounds great.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)20:19 No.8213084
    Listening to commoners in a typical D&D setting pick apart LOTR might be amusing, in a DM of the Rings kind of way.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)20:19 No.8213088
    Tenacious D.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)20:20 No.8213099
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    Also, here is the troll battle picture that was requested last Friday. I took some liberties with the "ice armor" mostly because I have no idea how to represent a bunch of ice being summoned onto one's body. I am just going to pretend that we are able to get this level of detail based off the statue we made for Vasian. Yay for artistic license!
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)20:21 No.8213120
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    445 KB
    Also, here is one with out armor, because I did all the work on the layer underneath it anyways.
    I will be gone for a bit, but if anyone has anymore request, just let me know. Still working on one with Maya playing with the kids.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)20:21 No.8213121
    >> Researcher Sam 02/21/10(Sun)20:22 No.8213128
    More awesome draw-based blessings! Yay!
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)20:23 No.8213151
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    147 KB
    rolled 1, 6, 2 = 9

    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)20:26 No.8213223
    rolled 3, 5, 6 = 14

    You want fireworks at dawn? You got it.

    You want to tell a story to pass the night? Tell me which one.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)20:29 No.8213258
    Frickin' Star Wars. Original me probably wasn't dorky enough to be able to summarize LOTR from memory, but everyone knows Star Wars. Not the prequels, either; the real ones..
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)20:30 No.8213283
    rolled 2, 4, 1 = 7

    Prequels? You mean those movies that established an alternate setting and have nothing to do with the original trilogy?

    Star Wars it is.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)20:35 No.8213380
    Oh shit, these will be the first people in years to not know in advance how Empire Strikes Back is gonna end.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/21/10(Sun)20:39 No.8213446
    >Prequels? You mean those movies that established an alternate setting and have nothing to do with the original trilogy?

    I like the way you think.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)20:44 No.8213515
    What are we gonna do about ewoks? Leave 'em as-is? I bet we can do better.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)20:50 No.8213604
    star wars was a great series. shame they never made the pre-quels.
    >> Viscus Infirmus Est !!z66dphCR3tu 02/21/10(Sun)20:54 No.8213656
    There was awesome site about how evoks were really an violent cannibals. Can't seem to be able to google it.
    >> Duskull !!8LCSE0Zp1mL 02/21/10(Sun)21:06 No.8213849
    we'll just do as was originally intended and change ewoks back to wookiees

    then it'll all make sense again
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)21:07 No.8213872
    but...but... how will we use the chewbacca defence then?
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)21:07 No.8213880
    rolled 5, 6, 5 = 16

    The quiet shatters at your voice as you begin. “Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away.” The tale unfolds with all the grace you remember. An evil Empire, born of hate and fear, oppression and destruction its favored tools. A tiny Rebellion, fighting a near-hopeless battle for freedom and justice.

    The creaking, damaged ship of Rebels cascades through the ether, bolts of red and green flying back and forth between it and the oncoming dreadnought, a city-sized ship dubbed the Destroyer of Stars. An Imperial Mage clothed all in black watches his prey, leveling his gloved fist to signal the boarding party. His breath cycles through arcane machinery, keeping his armored body alive for one more second with every tortured movement of his artificial lungs. He is a man full of hate and pain, and he is not to be trifled with.

    White-clad Imperial Storm-Troopers burst through the sealed doors of the escaping craft, killing all who resist them. Two metallic golems, one gifted with the power of infinite translation and the other with vast intelligence, flee from the soldiers' path, and after the short one has received the Princess's message, eject from the ship in a miniscule lifeboat.

    They land in the desert, embarking on separate journeys. The smaller one insists on completing his mission, while the other walks off in a huff. In the end, both are captured by brown-robed, glowing-eyed traders, who travel in a ship that moves on treaded wheels, propelled by a great furnace. The golems are sold to a farm boy and his guardians, and the story picks up.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)21:08 No.8213906
    rolled 3, 4, 1 = 8

    The ancient master Obi-Wan teaches young Luke to feel the Force, the primal, silent energy that permeates all. He gives him his father's light-saber, a small device that emits a blade that can cut through anything on command. Driven from his home by Storm-Troopers searching for the golems, losing his aunt and uncle to their bolt-guns, Luke runs with Obi-Wan to the wretched hive of scum and villany, the ether-port Mos Eisley. There they find themselves a transport, in the form of the Millenium Falcon, and its pilots, the arrogant, self-serving Han Solo, and his immensely strong companion, the Wookie Chewbacca.

    To the ruins of Alderran, where they are trapped and captured by the Death Star, a ship orders of magnitude larger than the Star Destroyer, a War-Moon with the power to erase an entire planet with a single shot. They hide inside the Falcon's secret compartments, steal the armor of two Storm-Troopers, and find the Princess, managing to get themselves trapped again and forced into a machine that crushes heavy waste.

    Everything comes crashing down. Obi-Wan, after removing a crucial component from the artifact which binds the Falcon inside the Death Star, is slain in a duel with the dark lord Vader right in front of Luke, who fires blindly at the armored man, unwittingly hitting several troopers and setting them ablaze with his stolen bolt-gun.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)21:09 No.8213914
    rolled 5, 4, 1 = 10

    Escape. The Princess laments the destruction of her homeworld and the loss of her father, as Luke mourns for his guardians and for Obi-Wan. Han, as usual, is concerned only with himself and his pay, eventually securing the remainder of the royal Leia's fortune to cover his costs. The information carried by the small golem spurns an attack, thought futile by some, against the Death Star with small, x-winged ethercraft, one of them piloted by Luke.

    In the ensuing battle, almost all of the tiny ships fall to the bolts of the War-Moon, and more are cut down by the dark lord himself, flying a superior craft. Luke hears the voice of his friend and teacher, learning to trust in the Force. He shuts off the enchanted device that aims his weapons, and closes his eyes... He lets go. Han returns in his Falcon, cutting down Vader's minions with a burst of bolt-fire, sending the dark lord careening off into the ether, as Luke fires, straight down the middle.

    Two flaming, shining arrows penetrate the tunnel that leads to the furnace at the heart of the War-Moon, causing a reaction that destroys the entire vessel even as its commander gives the order to fire. Luke and Han find their way back safely, and receive the thanks of the Princess, as well as medals to commemorate their service. A New Hope fades to black as the villagers applaud. Perfect.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)21:11 No.8213937
    rolled 3, 2, 5 = 10

    That took awhile. Brief rundown of the next two films? Skip to dawn? It's your party.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)21:11 No.8213946
    Sure is Reign of Fire here.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/21/10(Sun)21:13 No.8213974
    Brief rundown.
    >> Duskull !!8LCSE0Zp1mL 02/21/10(Sun)21:14 No.8213990
    save the next two for another night

    for now let's make some fireworks out of ice javelins
    >> ­ Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)21:22 No.8214120
    It's not like we haven't seen star wars, I don't think you need to summarize it for us.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)21:22 No.8214127
    Time for some fireworks. Afterwards, how hard is it for us to get drunk?
    >> Duskull !!8LCSE0Zp1mL 02/21/10(Sun)21:23 No.8214135
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)21:23 No.8214136
    and ice grenades. make sure no sharp bits fall on the village, though.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)21:23 No.8214149
    The delicious part is seeing what gets changed for the particular audience.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)21:23 No.8214152
    rolled 4, 2, 5 = 11

    Roughly six times as hard.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)21:30 No.8214274
    rolled 3, 3, 6 = 12

    Dawn comes. The sun, ever brilliant, appears in the East, sending waves of shimmering orange across the clouds. You lead the villagers outside, gathering your power. Strings of blue and green weave from the fingers of your mind, reaching into the heavens. You call upon Hretmar's strength and ask for his blessing, launching arrows of ice into the darkened sky.

    Bright, vibrant colors sweep through the air as the arrows detonate, sending bursting shards in every direction. You can feel your patron god pour his will into the wind, lighting up the town with spheres of red and yellow, runic symbols adorning their surfaces. They morph at your command amidst the exploding fireworks, shifting into patterns of whirling circles, gaining sharp angles and molding themselves into the shapes you see.

    The dark lord, glorious in red and orange, moves across the stars, swinging his bright-red sword, doing battle with the blue and green of Obi-Wan, the master of the Force. Tiny red-white ships fly about in the distance, fighting others and detonating in flashes of light. The one that is left fires its torpedoes as Vader brings his sword across, ending the old Master and the gigantic vessel in one massive blast of thunder.

    Twinkling snowflakes filter down, reflecting the rays of the rising sun. Your spectacular performance leaves you exhausted but full of excitement at what you've shown your people. They all congratulate you on a job well done, and you thank Hretmar for his assistance. Not a bad way to start the day, is it?
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)21:31 No.8214295

    Um...yeah. Getting drunk with our levels of strength might end poorly. Not to mention the fact that us falling on something will either destroy it or kill it. Lets just be merry and not be forced to make rolls to resist vomiting in the town square.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)21:33 No.8214323

    I believe that deserves a solid FUCK YEAH!
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)21:38 No.8214414
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)21:38 No.8214416
    That's cool and a bit on the trippy side. Everybody sleeps in the next day I guess.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)21:38 No.8214417
    rolled 1, 6, 5 = 12

    I really don't know if I can top everything I've already said.

    Is there anything else you really want to do right now?
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)21:41 No.8214476
    Naah, it's just partytime, right? Does it look like anyone in town wants to discuss business (yes, be attentive and check)? Besides, it's about time for everyone to crash. Who's gonna take guard duty while the whole town is out?
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)21:43 No.8214511
    Relax and enjoy the rest of the day. Be social with the town. Tomorrow we continue with our agenda.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)21:46 No.8214568
    rolled 1, 5, 4 = 10

    Everyone generally sleeps at the same time. Occasionally one of the hunters will stay up, but that's unusual. There isn't a guard as such.

    No one seems to have anything pressing to discuss. They're all fairly tired, as are you.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)21:59 No.8214774
    rolled 4, 2, 3 = 9

    As intended, you spend the remainder of the day resting, alternately sleeping or doing something that doesn't require much energy, like teaching Vasian how to play chess. It won't be long before you have to start plowing, so you should conserve your strength anyway. You read up a bit on armor, learning a little about how a full suit's going to restrict your movement. As heavy as Magma Plate is, just running with it on will train your muscles fairly quickly. Having the extra protection will be worth whatever strain it puts on you, you think.
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 02/21/10(Sun)22:03 No.8214866
    Can we just get a chain magmasteel bikini instead then?
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)22:05 No.8214896

    The armour's already been ordered.
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 02/21/10(Sun)22:07 No.8214930
    I'm sure the smiths will be more than willing to adapt the order once we describe the new... "structure."
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)22:07 No.8214942
    rolled 2, 4, 1 = 7

    That would defeat the purpose of the armor. For one thing, it would remove the pauldrons.
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 02/21/10(Sun)22:08 No.8214947

    Britfag, Canadafag...? Indiafag?
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 02/21/10(Sun)22:09 No.8214974
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    Bikinis and pauldrons are not mutually exclusive.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)22:11 No.8215002

    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)22:11 No.8215014
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    rolled 5, 2, 4 = 11

    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 02/21/10(Sun)22:17 No.8215111
    Oh yeah! Those guys!

    Wanna have a blue? Get an ambo for the drongo! Yobbo Banana Benders!
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)22:19 No.8215144
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    Oh god damn it. I really didn't need to see that.

    Image aside, there is no point in changing the order now. Though we may want to start training with the armor on to build our strength
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)22:22 No.8215217

    Ahahahahah no. We only ever talk like that to troll tourists. Our everyday speech is generally just whatever combination of British and American English we feel like using, with a few slang words here and there. We get mistaken for Brits all the damn time when we got to America.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)22:31 No.8215358
    rolled 3, 6, 1 = 10

    Alright. It's been a long, slow day. My brain is tired of writing. So.

    Next story post will be it, if anyone can decide on what should be in it.
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 02/21/10(Sun)22:34 No.8215430
    Technically the last post was a good high-note ending. Forward-looking and what not. The only place to really go from here is adventure hooks or more character background.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)22:35 No.8215439
    Sub proccessor, for inspiration, please open the following links and play them:

    I would suggest a nice run down to a proper sleep.
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 02/21/10(Sun)22:35 No.8215450
    Also, given how slow it is, I'm not sure most of the regulars are still awake. Might just be me and two or three full-on Anons.

    Alot of people would be missing out on key bits.
    >> Bandwagons suck 02/21/10(Sun)22:36 No.8215464
    should be s greeting the new day gatehring everyone out nice and early to watch the sun as it rises and then dispersing to pick duties up again
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)22:39 No.8215522
    Timeskip to receiving armour
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)22:41 No.8215550
    Subprocessor trust in >>8215439

    This is a potent calmness inducing combo.

    As for what Miss Maya 'hivemind' Terrasdottir is going to do when winding down I'd suggest the strange errant thought concerning "What the heck a female frost giant would be doing in the body of a male denizen of NYC?".

    inb4 homeless crazy, original Maya-mind has got to have better survival skills than that.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)22:42 No.8215578
    Timeskip to getting armor, training with armor, and preparing to leave on our next adventure so we can start off the next thread with something exciting.
    >> Viscus Infirmus Est !!z66dphCR3tu 02/21/10(Sun)22:43 No.8215590
    I'm still here.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)22:44 No.8215595
    >"What the heck a female frost giant would be doing in the body of a male denizen of NYC?"

    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)22:45 No.8215618
    rolled 2, 1, 5 = 8

    The next thread will start with something interesting. I think you can be sure of that.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)22:46 No.8215626
    rolled 2, 6, 2 = 10

    One year down. Two centuries and some change to go. Could be worse.

    The sun returns to its resting place beneath a cloudless sky as you retire to your underground home, content. Dreamwood winds down, slowly. Your adopted villagers step lightly on the snow-covered ground, walking home. To the houses you designed, to sleep securely just above you, always under your protection.

    This is your home now. Even if you could find a way to go back, to the place where you were nothing special, just a face among billions, why would you want to leave? Everything you want is here. All the people who need you are here. What would become of them if you left, to go back to your old self, your old life? Hopefully, it's something you will never have to find out.

    For now, you'll sleep, thinking of your future. A future worth striving for.
    >> Duskull !!8LCSE0Zp1mL 02/21/10(Sun)22:50 No.8215686
    manly tears
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)22:51 No.8215709

    Awesome. Thanks for running the quest again! The effort is appreciated.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)22:52 No.8215726
    rolled 1, 3, 4 = 8

    No problem. I enjoy it, even though I'm off my game sometimes. Thanks for being here.
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 02/21/10(Sun)22:53 No.8215740
    Will the interesting thing be a named NPC who's female? Do we have any yet or are they all dudes?
    >> Goddamn Sandwitches 02/21/10(Sun)22:53 No.8215744
    Probably putting the fear of D&D back into the nation.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)22:54 No.8215759

    Preferably one who's willing to scissor with female frost giant.
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 02/21/10(Sun)22:55 No.8215775
    ya srsly

    we got, like, an inverse harem anime goin on here
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)22:58 No.8215813

    Love interests are for babies. We have ADVENTURE! that needs tending. Also, I can almost smell the industrial revolution coming. I am so excited!
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)22:59 No.8215831
    rolled 5, 1, 4 = 10

    All named characters besides yourself are male.

    That would probably end badly.

    You don't have any love interests. It's just that women tend to take the less-prominent tasks, keeping them out of the spotlight.
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 02/21/10(Sun)23:06 No.8215981
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    >It's just that women tend to take the less-prominent tasks,

    in during -4 STR

    (seriously though, I'm just messin with ya, the current state is perfectly fine)
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)23:12 No.8216082
    rolled 1, 2, 4 = 7

    I have focused much more on what you're doing than who you're interacting with. I am always open to suggestions, and if you see a potential problem or just something odd, I'd like to know.

    I hadn't given much thought to NPC gender until it was brought up.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)23:15 No.8216135

    Well, it makes sense that most of the leaders and hunters (ie the people we work with) are male given the setting (ye olde fantasy). I know there is a large population of females in the town given the war and draft, but we haven't interacted with them on any real level during the quest, other than to get our clothes
    >> Researcher Sam 02/21/10(Sun)23:15 No.8216140
    I leave for a couple of hours and this is what I come back to?
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)23:17 No.8216184

    Not that this is a bad thing, mind you. It has just how things have been happening. There is no need to add a token character that is female just because we don't have one.

    Now, if there is a reason or story behind it, then by all means, let there be estrogen
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 02/21/10(Sun)23:19 No.8216212
    Most all the NPCs do fit into male gender roles so far though. Hunters, smiths, elders in a feudal village. The only one I can think which could have potentially been female is maybe Jerith as something more witchy.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)23:19 No.8216214
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    I am (hoping) that they are just playing around since the quest is over for the night. If not, then this image macro represents my feelings on the matter.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)23:20 No.8216239
    rolled 4, 2, 6 = 12



    Every character has a purpose. Whenever you get to know someone, there is a definite reason.

    Does anyone remember the name of the person who healed you after the fight with the trolls?
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 02/21/10(Sun)23:20 No.8216243
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    >> Researcher Sam 02/21/10(Sun)23:21 No.8216248
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)23:22 No.8216281

    Yeah, right about now we're all just trolling ourselves for fun.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)23:24 No.8216301

    My archive fu indicates it was "Ames"
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 02/21/10(Sun)23:24 No.8216304
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    4chan, staying classy.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)23:24 No.8216321
    What the fuck is FTFY?
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)23:25 No.8216327

    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 02/21/10(Sun)23:25 No.8216328
    Fifty. (50)
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)23:26 No.8216341

    Fixed That For You
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)23:26 No.8216347
    rolled 1, 3, 2 = 6


    Fixed That For You.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)23:29 No.8216395

    A Frost Giant's Red-Hot LOVE QUEST
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)23:31 No.8216417

    Oh, I know that any character that gets a name has a purpose. Hell, that is why you are doing a such a good job running the quest. Everything happens for a reason, even if we don't know it yet.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)23:33 No.8216441
    rolled 4, 1, 6 = 11

    Ah. I was just making sure it's understood that there are no token characters, and won't be.
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 02/21/10(Sun)23:35 No.8216474
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    That would explain the lack of mischievous cute fuzzy things as well then.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)23:37 No.8216502
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    Bad End.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)23:40 No.8216535
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    No worries. The way I worded it did make it sound a little condescending. Sometimes it is hard to get tone across with text. My bad. I definitely was not trying to imply that you would add a token anything.

    Also, fixed the proportions on this one. I think.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)23:42 No.8216565

    Shockingly relevant to the discussion. Thanks Oglaf!
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 02/21/10(Sun)23:43 No.8216580
    I like the way it's coloured in with the, I guess it'd be a dabbing effect?
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM !ZjIqrT4w5M!!4oHYS6nEfRY 02/21/10(Sun)23:47 No.8216651
    rolled 1, 4, 2 = 7

    The town has cats, you know. They just aren't mentioned.

    Your skin is normally around 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Unless you had your cold aura running at the time, that probably wouldn't happen.

    That's alright. It is a valid concern, you know.

    Picture looks better too. The little guy in her palm is modeled on the one in the OP pic, right?
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 02/21/10(Sun)23:49 No.8216679
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    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)23:50 No.8216711

    Naw, I suck at photo shop too much for that. I just use layers for everything. But basically, I do the line art on the top layer, do a shadow layer under that, and color under that, ect. I end up with 10-20 layers depending on the piece. Horribly inefficient, but it makes it easy to change just one part of it without mucking up the rest. But the eraser tool is my best friend when it comes to making these things. I basically carve out the shape form a rough line.
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 02/21/10(Sun)23:53 No.8216758
    That's basically how I do it too, but I've never gotten into stylized stroke-y colouring/shadowing. I just fill then airbrush.

    Fukken Saved to remind myself to try things like that.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)23:56 No.8216792

    Hmm... it DOES look like him. This is unintentional though. I mostly wanted him to just look peasant-y. Probably a by product of looking at the OP pic while drawing. But it was really that I was being lazy and made it based off a generic male face. This also happens to look eerily similar to my face. Go figure.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)23:59 No.8216843

    Me either really. This quest has been a good chance to try out this new style. That and work on drawing figures that don't suck. So far it is working out well (to varying degrees anyway). I still am failing at backgrounds, but baby steps I suppose. Best of luck with your Photoshop Doodlin'.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/10(Mon)00:28 No.8217248
    someone archive

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