>>Previous threads can be found at: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Sorceress%20QuestYour name is Ishelda, and the Venerable King and Queen of all orcdom are standing in front of you, weapons drawn and magic afire."What do you know of the coven?" The queen asked in a cold, cold voice."Almost nothing, I swear." You say. "I know that they tend to make extensive use of shapeshifting magics, and they seem to use an avian form normally. One had infiltrated High Lord Sirius' court as a mage. With the assistance of Ambassador Greyskin, and the city's mage Romulus, we revealed his ruse. Uriel, he was called.""We were also attacked by two of these avians on the boat ride here." Grubwort said, completely serious for once. "One of them were slain, and the other one was beaten and battered, but escaped."The queen lowered the staff, and clenches her fist, closing her eyes tightly. You can tell that the queen is trying to calm herself, breathing steadily."Is this room safe?" She asks Grubwort. Grubwort nods. "Bring your other ally in here- the swordsman, and then close the door tightly. I'll answer what I can.""Should I leave?" Grubwort asks."No, you stay." The king said.
>>19326819Check up on where our little birdie shapeshifter is at the moment.
Lewin leaves the room, and comes back a few minutes later with Fellwind. While he's gone, you close your eyes and look for Ezekiel. The seeking causes your sore muscles to hurt more, but you push through it. By your reckoning, he's directly in the center of the warped lands."Are we all here?" The queen asked. You count everyone; The queen, king, Lewin, Fellwind, Grayson, and Grubwort. You nod."Very well."She closed her eyes, and chanted a spell. When it completed, you could feel the magic grip the walls, window, and door, creating a barrier of some kind."Now we can speak without being overheard." She said. "The coven came to us soon after the lizardmen empire fell. I, having experienced Wharghaul's trickery firsthand, had learned a spell to allow me to discern lies. They came to us with lies, and so I pushed them away, and did my best to keep them and their kind away from our lands."
>>19326872Can we learn that spell? It could be a very useful spell.Does she know anything more about them?
>>19326872Nod our head, show interest, wait for them to continue. Unless that's the end of the story, in which case. "So, that' it? Now they have some kind of vendetta against you?"
>>19326907>You can try to emulate it, yeah, but due to the nature of your ability, you can't learn spells."Do you know anything more about them?" You ask."The one who spoke to me named himself Azariel, and those bird forms are their true forms, as far as I can discern.""Now they have some kind of vendetta against you?""No, I believe. . I believe they have a vendetta against you. Against your people." The queen said. "They arrived at High Lord Sirius' court, no? No doubt to try to gain control of him, and start extending their reach across the rest of the provinces. I wouldn't be surprised if they are trying the same thing with my people and the elves; Perhaps even the hobgoblins. Azariel seemed. . hungry for power, ever more power."
>>19326942So, we can't lie, just say."I have a tracer on the escaped Coven member. I can track him wherever he goes. Currently, he is in the direct center of the wasteland. I don't know why.
rolled 9 = 9Probably let them know that one of them contacted us and thought we were Uriel and are going to be sending someone to join us in doing whatever we're supposedly doing. Maybe do a ping of everyone here first to make sure no one is one of them and no one has something looking in on us through the magic.
>>19326942"Why didn't you make their existence public?"P.S. Why are they all using Hebrew names? We haven't seen anyone normal with a name like that so it seems like a fairly silly gaping hole in their shape-shifting disguises.
>>19326997We can probably number the non-orc people we've met on two hands, we don't really have a very good sample of names. Not counting merchants from our shopping trip in the city.
"I have a magic tracer on the escaped coven member." You say. "I can track him whereever he goes. Currently, he's in the direct center of the wasteland. I don't know why.""The wasteland?" The queen asked. "That would explain a few things. . . But first, how did you get this tracer on them?""They thought I was Uriel." You say. "It comes from when I tore his magic from him, and now they suspect that I am Uriel in disguise.""You are not Uriel?" The queen asks, and stares you directly in the eyes. "Or any other coven members?""No, I'm not." You say, and she relaxes.The queen frowns. "I should have done this earlier."She points her staff to Lewin. "Tell me your name." She says."Uh. . .Lewin?"Then she points it at Grubwort."Grubwort, of course."And finally Fellwind."Fellwind."She freezes. "Are you a member of the coven?" She asks, a dangerous edge to her voice."No, I'm not." Fellwind says, and she relaxes.
>>19327035>Still using your fake name when she just said she can detect liesCome on, Fellwind.I'm thinking we should do the same thing she just did to those two. Just to make sure.
>>19327087Just because it's not the name he was born with, doesn't make it a fake name.Also, I thought we were more trusting than that.
"Why didn't you make their existence public?" You ask."I did." She responded. "It's written in the tower, and I told the high lords and the keepers at the time, but they aged. I haven't the time to tell every generation the same thing."The king scratched at his chin. "They have some kind of magic that makes them immune to the wasteland's poison." He says. "Otherwise, the tracer you put on him wouldn't have led you there."
>>19327035Don't bat an eye at the incident with Fellwind."We are all mostly who we say we are. Now then, what do you propose we do about them? From what I've heard, the wasteland is not something one just waltzes into. An expedition would be costly and inefficient..."
>>19327110It's not about not trusting that she's actually the Queen, it's about showing that we're security concious as well and therefore trustworthy.And on the tiny off-chance that she is an impersonator it would be kind of handy to know.
How could we become better at magics?
Welp, guess all that's left is to tell them about the coven member who's supposed to be coming to meet up with us.
"We're all mostly who we say we are." You say. "Now then, what do you propose we do about them? From what I've heard, the wasteland is not something one just waltzes into. An expedition would be costly and inefficient...""Above the clouds." The king says."What?" Lewin asks."He means that the poison does not reach above the clouds of the wasteland. If an expedition flies over instead of goes through, there should be no problems." The queen says.
>>19327177Ah, well. I think the elves would be the ones to talk to about such an endeavor. From my understanding they have an aversion to touching the ground at all."
Have we gotten compensation for helping murdering those trolls?
>>19327203We'll get there, I'm sure. It's conspiracy time, now.
Welp, guess we're going to see the elves after this part is over, we should probably spend a bit of time just resting and messing around with our magic before we go to the elves for the ride.
>>19327240>>19327192Why do we have to go to the elves? Cant we just make a winged saddle for Grayson?
"I think the elves would be the ones to talk to about such an endeavor." You say."That's exactly what I was thinking." Grubwort says. "But as far as I know, none of their airships can leave the weave's paths.""There was a retired Keeper who was working on one a decade or so back." The queen says. "Perhaps he has completed it."
>>19327254What's the weave?
>>19327254Oooh, infodump!"What's the weave's path? And keepers?"
"The weave? Keepers?" You ask. "I must admit, I'm a bit uneducated about the elves.""I, uh, know a little about it." Grubwort says. "The weave is like this. . . It looks kind of like a big spider web on a map, kind of, except made out of magic. It's what fuels the airships, but they can only go on weave and can't leave it.""And keepers?""Keepers are the names of their knights." The queen says.
>>19327324How is the weave constructed?
It's very, very odd that I can't access the actual /tg/ board but this thread is fine.
>>19327324"So... what now?"I've got nothin'. Seems I'm not the only one.
Board is back, yes?
"So. . .What now?" You ask."Now.. we need to compensate you." The queen said. "For protecting our people from the trolls."He drew out a large pouch, bursting with coins. "Lady Ishelda, we formally thank you for assisting the orcish nation." He said, handing it to you.
>>19327421Resist the urge to laugh maniacally while letting the coins fall through our fingers.Thank them politely and... I don't know, ask about transport to the Elven lands? Back to Human Lands? I wouldn't mind going to explore that incident in the south, with the hobgoblins.
>>19327421"It was my pleasure."Ask the queen what lies the coven told her back then. I'm kind of curious
"It was my pleasure. If I may ask, what kind of lies did the coven tell you?""What they said is that the Trolls were created by large creatures in the south, and that if I wanted vengeance, I should assist the hobgoblins in their war.""So, about transport. . . ""Don't worry." The queen said. "Grubwort will take you any place you need to go- As long as it's connected to water, that is.""Wait, what?" Grubwort asked."We're transferring you into Lady Ishelda's service." The king said. "Unless you have problems with that.""... No, venerable king, I'm fine. I just think I'll miss Greyskin a little."
rolled 51 = 51So... where are we going now?Don't say the wasteland and the coven because that would be kinda dumb.Maybe we should go and visit the Elves?Of course, we need first ensure that we have enough provision and everything else for the trip.Hey, can we enchant the ship? Make it have a permanent barrier against magic or something?
rolled 3 = 3>>19327457I suggest we provision ourselves.packs all around, at least 100 feet of rope for everyone.what weapons do our companions have between them? what? nobody carries a spear?how about shields? we must be properly equipped.especially since we have money now. bundles of arrows to replace those lost in the battles. etc. etc. etc.
"Now, lady," The king said, bowing deeply. "We'll leave you to your plans. If you need to speak with either of us, we should be either here, or in Carved Fortress to the east." Then he grinned. "Maybe then you'll be able to be dressed appropriately for meeting royalty." He snarked, and then the two of them left the room, the Queen's spell fading."So. . " You say. "We need to resupply, and then decide where we are going now.""Well, lady. .it's your decision, isn't it?" Lewin said. "Even if you wanted nothing to do with this coven, you could go somewhere completely different and never think about them again.">wheee sandbox time! Feel free to choose anywhere to go; >Human lands, elven lands, hell, you can choose a random point on the map and go there.
>>19327495Leaning towards elven lands.
>>19327457Now, we go SHOPPING! We need to get all the things a princess would need. Oh and if Grubwort is now in our service do we get his ship as well? As in, is it his ship and we can use it or do the ship belong to Greyskin or something? If so we could make it our base. Get all the provisions we need on to the ship.
>>19327499Me too.Maybe we can get one of their magical thingamajigs that let us cast magic easier or at least not be exhausted much
>>19327495I want to go EXPLORING!"Grubwort! Choose a random destination! We will go exploring this world we have been cast into!"
>>19327500>>19327495Can't we let the captain, and our companions handle the provisions and other essential stuff? They would be better suited for that.How much money did we get, OP?
rolled 82 = 82>>19327495can you throw up the map for us?and a short synopsys."any old abandoned ruins anywhere"regions of interest?primary populations in given regions?surely there is a person we can ask...to the outfitters!
>>19327524Yeah you are right! The companions can handle provisions. We have more important matters to tend to. We need proper dresses and outfits for any occasion!
rolled 34 = 34>>19327524I may just be paranoid, but I've had DM's give that offer and then hamstring people who took it"oh I'm sorry but your retainer didn't think that would be of any use at all; you have no crowbar/rope/cold weather gear/etc."I do not like it when that happens
>>19327558We have two experienced adventurers, a captain and a bear. Surely they must know what is needed for adventuring and the like.Also, we need to not only buy outfits for ourselves, BUT if we are going to any royal court our companions need to look proper as well. Buy fancy clothes for Lewin, Fellwind, Grayson and Grubwort as well.
>>19327556Which we wont find in Orcish lands, so that endeavor is moot for now.While we should have a nice dress for ac occasion, lets not obsess over such trivial shit, shall we? Ishelda saw her entire country, family and life being killed and raped by demons. Such an experience makes a person mature and grow fast and makes them more serious.The freakout about getting proper dress to meet King and the Queen was out of place and character in my opinion.
rolled 48 = 48>>19327580IIRC the two adventurers were just hunters with ambiton; what pray tell would a bear know of adventure?; and what would a ship captain know of adventure upon the land?and to cite your own post as an example, would any of have thought of buying courtly appropriate clothing?
>>19327584Hmmmm, you may have a point there. But we should at least have ONE courtly outfit, no matter HOW hard it would be to find>>19327607It seemed to me that Lewin at least seemed a little experienced.
>It upgraded from 'light' funds to 'medium' funds. Mostly because I haven't figured out how coinage works in this setting yet, and I don't want to bother with the bookkeeping."Well, for now. . we go *shopping*." You say."I'm feeling this sudden. . dread. Is that normal?" Grubwort asked, looking to the two rangers."Yes." Fellwind and Lewin say simultaneously.You spend the next day wandering about the orcish city, buying various provisions, rope, food. . Fellwind buys a strange set of armor on display. It was a thick jacket, made out of leather straps and with metal plates underneath, Lewin gets a thick bandolier and loads them up with knives, and Grubwort gets. . nothing."There's nothing I need that isn't already on the boat," He says."Be certain to get some cold weather gear, extra backpacks. . Flint and tinder, too." You say, as you buy out everything that could conceivably be useful.Finally, you look closely at your copy of the world map. "Hey, Lewin, can you point out who owns certain places?""Certainly." He says.>Green is orcish, Blue is human, Yellow is elven, Red is hobgoblin, purple is BLASTED LANDS, and unmarked is minor races. white Xs are roughly the 'major cities' of each roughly designated 'nation'.
>>19327607>IIRC the two adventurers were just hunters with ambitonI'm pretty sure you're wrong. Those two guys are adventurers or at least they have been in the past.
I suggest we ask Fellwind about his past. He is lying about his name. We should try to be sensitive about it though.
>>19327635So where are we on that map? And where is the first city we have been to?
>>19327641I say nah. He should be allowed to talk about it in his own time. If he feels the need to tell us anything then let him do that. We have not told anyone anything about our past, why should he talk about his?
>>19327652>Sirius city is the most northwest X in human lands, and Venerable Refuge is the western orcish city.
>>19327664so to get to the elven lands on the boat we must go all the way around the Orcish lands?Also, anyone feel that we should purge Uriel's magic wavelength from us?
>>19327652What if we backtracked a bit to see that Uriel is still under control? We wouldn't really like him gaining his powers, taking power from the High Lord we met and telling the rest of the coven about us.
>>19327584When you consider that she's only 10-14 years old and courtly etiquette, including what's appropriate to wear was drilled into her since she was old enough to walk. Yeah the freak out was appropriate. It would not be appropriate to freak out again however.
rolled 60 = 60>>19327635my thought is to go to this general area and to wander in to the elvish lands in a generally friendly manner...
>>19327635Well Sirius is conveniently on our route to Elven lands so I suggest we stop back there first and see if they learnt anything from Uriel.
>>19327691The coven will find out eventually unless we remove Uriel completely and solidify his magical signature in us.I'm not against going back to Sirus to see what's up
>>19327702That seems very hard to get to on a boat, we'd have to go all the way around the human lands. If we walked we'd come in from the north. Why'd you pick there?
rolled 88 = 88>>19327735youre right, I didn't see the landlocked section connecting the blasted lands to the orcish ones.
I suggest THIS travel route!
>>19327635Shouldn't we finish the troll problem here in the north?Think about it; if we help them for a few weeks/months with this problem, then they'd be freed up to provide us with support if we need to take on the Coven or other things.So no matter what we do from now on; it'd be nice to finish up this business in the north.l
>>19327758Oh wait, someone already suggested almost exactly the same.
>>19327770We already finished the troll problem. There were only one ancient one i think.
>>19327702This is the best place to be. It's a hell of a long trip; but it's a perfect location. It's connected to hobgoblin, elven, and human territory.
Where does the elvish knight the Queen recommended live on the map?>>19327770I thought it was finished. They were very surprised an Ancient still existed but now it's dead. They can handle the everyday fauna.
>>19327758I'll support this.Also, what do we expect from the elves? Outsiders needed special permission to enter Orcish lands, will we need to prove ourselves to gain entrance to the Elves' home? (I guess we do)That feeling when you've seen the same captcha three times this week.
>>19327735>>19327758Are you sure that this is the map of the ENTIRE world or just a continent.>>19327770Why is the Coven our problem? ... as a matter of fact, why are the trolls OUR problem. Why is it that the MC must ALWAYS solve ALL of the damn problems in the world? This coven has been around for centuries, the world is not going to end if we don't deal with them in the next week.
>>19327801Well the coven's kind of our problem because they think we're one of them and they're going to come and find us again soon. What else do you suggest we do?
>>19327790>>19327797We killed one of the four Old Ones, NOT the Ancient One.>>19327801Even if we don't care about them and ignore them, they would see US as a problem; seeing as we stole magic from one of their members. If we don't take care of them now; they'll take care of us.
>the world is not going to end if we don't deal with them in the next week.ORLY?But seriously speaking, it'd be cool to explore the setting for a bit, I'm sure the plot will thicken soon enough! But for now I'd like to check on Uriel and perhaps visit those elves.
>>19327801>or other thingsWe can call orc support of other tihngs if we need them; not just the coven.
>>19327826I suggest we use our spare time on the ship to see if we can create an anti magic-detection ward on the ship. That way it will be hard to track us down.
>>19327848I like this idea. Let's use time on the ship to practice enchanting; body modification (that tattoo idea from the other thread,) focus on our inner magic and magical stamina
>>19327836>The ancient troll falls to it's knees, the bark charring from within, small hisses of smoke exiting through various holes, and great gouts of flame bursting out of the bark as it cracks.We kill the ancient.>"Normally, no, a normal overgrown troll wouldn't call such attention." The king said. "But an ancient troll is very different than just a normal troll. That, and. . in that kind of battle, we normally lose dozens of knights, to beasthood and to venom. But this time, we lost nobody. Some people are ill, but there will be no casualties. That kind of event does not happen naturally."The king and queen explain they are grateful to us for killing the ancient and that's why they're here.
Oh hell yes! I nearly forgot. We should enchant Grayson's hat to emit an aura of calmness. So that people aren't freaked out so easily when they see Grayson and he isn't freaked by his surroundings!
>>19327865We could even try magically changing our clothes so we'll never be caught without a pretty frock again!
>>19327886Perfect. Care to roll on that?
>>19327838>ORLY?I'm going to call bullshit storytelling if that actually happens. I find it ridiculous that the MC appears on the verge of a catastrophe just to be the one to avert it. It smells of the "you are the chosen one by the ancient prophecy" stupid level of storytelling.>>19327826>>19327836Magic.Just remove the traces of Uriel in our system and other coven members will not confuse us with him. It was stupid to give our real name to that escaped birdman though.... or even letting it escape.
>>19327871Exabyte; can we have a summary of the troll situation? I'm pretty confused.
>>19327916>There were four Old Trolls, but those weren't important and were fighting in different places. You- or Lewin, actually, defeated the ancient troll by making it explode from the inside.>>19327801>This is not the entire world- there's more to the east and west, but no sailors from this area know the currents well enough to leave. Yet."Do we need special permission to enter elven lands?" You ask."No, not that I know of." Grubwort said. "If you intend on entering elven lands, I suggest going around the north. The ship is much too large to carry it across land, and even if it wasn't, my crew would kill me." He said. "It'll take a week or so, but probably better than skirting over the edge of the warped lands."Well, you do need time to rest- after that trick you did with the troll venom, even the slightest hint of magic causes your lungs and muscles to burn."I do want to check on Uriel back in Sirius City, however." You add. "Hmm. . . Anything else?"
rolled 89 = 89>>19327886Rollin' for epic hat enchantment. Inb4 nat 1 and Grayson goes berserk.
>>19327934I suggest we stop well and often while going around the north, exploring the coastline as we go.
>>19327949If we rolled a nat one on the hat; we could just sell it as a Hat of Engagement.
>>19327949Read >>19327934>Well, you do need time to rest- after that trick you did with the troll venom, even the slightest hint of magic causes your lungs and muscles to burn.Unless we do it during the timeskip after being rested which works perfectly.>>19327934We should go to that bowmaker and thank her for her excellent bow which helped us in the battle.
>>19327949>even the slightest hint of magic causes your lungs and muscles to burnWell I'll be damend. Enchant the hat after we have rested.[Sorry for the accidental re-roll.]
You take Grayson's hat, and the bear harrumphs indignantly. You close your eyes, and bring your magic to bear. . .Red spots cover your eyes, and for a moment, you're blind- you can feel your heart laboring, and you can't feel your lower extremities. When the moment passes, you see that Grayson's hat is now. . a fedora. Huh.And then you pass out again.Your heart stops laboring, and then. . it just plain stops.>WHOOPS TOO MUCH MAGIC USAGE>Anything over 50 is a 'success', but you have an invisible stamina stat. Anything from 50 to 99 changes how much stamina is consumed, and a 100 is a 'fuck the laws of magic the world bends to MY WILL' moment.>WOULD YOU LIKE TO LOAD A SAVE?---You decide not to enchant the hat quite yet, saving the roll for later, when you're rested, and walk into Treechild's building."Men." She says, waving. "I see you've returned. How well did that bow work?"
>>19327956This is the my revised travel route. I suggest we stop one day at each place, using two weeks instead of one. This way we get to explore, get very well rested AND possible get some of the enchantments done.
>>19328016"It was truly amazing, it launched a bolt of flame that made the ancient troll explode."
>>19328022This seems the fastest way; but we'd have to be careful of Dire Polar Bears.
>>19328016Some would say that it was truly magical in its performance. And by that they would mean that it let forth a pillar of flame when fired at an ancient troll.
>>19328016well if you had read this >>19327978 then you would have saw that there was a vote down for enchantment right now. Or do you take magic rolls regardless of consensus? Is there a way to increase the magic stamina?
>>19328055He saw what we posted about holding off; he just wanted a little huehuehue. Nothing wrong with that.
We should have gone to Hell.
>>19328068And he wanted to tell us how the roll system works
>>19328055>I noticed the vote down, but as it was a HUEHUEHUE ending I decided it wouldn't matter because it wasn't canon.>Stamina increases over time, and your maximum stamina goes up as you use magic. You need to tone your metaphysical muscles, so to speak."Some would say that it was truly magical in its performance." You say. "And by that, they would mean that it let forth a pillar of flame when fired at an ancient troll.""Wh- what?""I shot an enchanted arrow with it," Lewin said "And something happened. The queen mentioned-""Venerable queen." She corrected him."The venerable queen mentioned that it was something about your talent combining with mine and and bringing forth a spell." He said. "So we came here to thank you for the bow."
>>19328022>>19327956Only me and this >>19328041 guy in favor of this?
>>19328109I support it too.
>>19328109It's a fine plan, no arguments against it.
>>19328109I'm good with going with that as well, make sure our supplies reflect our slow pace and frequent stops.
>>19328109I'm happy with that. Maybe Grayson can get a harm of Polar Bears along the way.
>>19328109I'm in with it. >>19328016So, we already start save scumming eh?
>>19328122>>19328126>>19328129>>19328152Alright, i was just a little wary of effectively doubling the travel time and only one other person in favor.
>>19328160We're not in a hurry to anywhere.We should use that time to "to tone your metaphysical muscles". What other magic shit should we do during the travels? Enchanting the ship?
>>19328173Well, I suggested this earlier >>19327848
>>19328173There's ALWAYS time for Enchantment! Make sure to deck our whole team out with awesome magic shit and put a bit of effort into making a standard attack spell or something that'll be more stable than our current style, we'd lose the chance for UNLIMITED POWAH but we wouldn't have to worry about it just shooting a spark or making illusions for enemies that won't even notice it.
>Consensus is on scenic northern route!". . I'm glad." Treechild said. ". . You can keep it. If it needs your talent to bring magic forth, then it's yours.""Really?" Lewin asked."As long as I can name it." She said, and brushed her finger over one of the runes in the base. "This is the ogrish rune for vengeance. That's the bow's name.""I understand, Treechild." Lewin said."Good man." She said, and clapped him on the shoulder. "Now, your lady looks impatient. Better see to her."The four of you leave, and something occurs to you.You ride on Grayson often, but . . it's not always comfortable."We need a saddle." You say. "And maybe some straps and saddlebags so he can carry more gear.""What, lady?" Fellwind asked."For Grayson." You say, and drag your retinue off to the . . saddle maker person, to get him fitted."So, we're taking the scenic route once we leave Sirius City, right?" Grubwort asks, raising an eyebrow at Grayson's new style."We're not in a hurry." You respond. "I still need to learn quite a bit about this land, and. . well, the coven won't end the world in the next few weeks.""Very well." He said. "Is there anything else you need to do before we leave?"
>>19328229I don't think so
>>19328229Maybe. Could it be possible to by gems or similar to store magic in?
>>19328282Might be a good experiment to try, get a small assortment of gems or other shiny stones for this, but otherwise nothing really comes to mind, ask if they can think of anything we should get.
>Exabyte @Futureexabyte>Ishelda is NOT the Chosen One, and she's not obligated to do anything about anything- that's my philosophy for SORQ.Well, I hope other players take that into consideration too.Too often do the MCs take the responsibility for things they have no business being involved in. Like stopping in a town in a foreign land during a long journey, hearing rumors that local governor is corrupt and deciding to undergo a long investigation and remove the governor just because "how noble the MC is", when in reality it should just not be his problem at all.Our goals should be traveling, exploring, learning new things, improving our magical arts. Certainly not bringing down an ancient secret order.
>>19328282>hehehe you're going to the elven lands, which SPECIALIZE in that sort of thing. that's, uh, like their whole shtick."I don't think so." You say. "Is there anything you can think of that we should get?""I think we've gotten everything, lady." Fellwind says. "Even some things we didn't need.""There's nothing wrong with being too prepared, Fellwind. Come on aboard." Grubwort said, and you all climbed aboard.The first day on the ship was relatively uneventful, where you just spent your time relaxing and feeling out for magic."Lady!" Lewin claimed on the next day. "Come look, lady!"Lewin was on one knee, the recurve bow drawn back. "Lady, I've learned to. . ."He trailed off, focusing. . The arrow, previously unmagical, burst into flame, and he fired it over the edge of the boat.Lewin panted, and pushed himself up. "It makes it hard to breathe afterward, and a bit weak. . but it's useful, isn't it?"
rolled 25 = 25>>19328229we could go and visit the wizzard. or the lumber baron, or perhaps a visit to the cells where the coven member is being held.
>>19328356Look exited."That's amazing, Lewin!"
>>19328356"Indeed, and well done. The fatigue should lessen as you use it more, I know the feeling well.">>19328362We're heading for Sirius next.
>>19328345No, we should infiltrate the secret order, seize control and take over the world! Muahahahaha!That's the kind of thing 12-year-old girls do, right?
>>19328356"That is amazing! Maybe you could even learn to do proper spellcasting! You would need a bit more magical stamina to do that though."
>>19328392Totally. Especially 10-14 year old princesses that have lost their homeland.
>>19328392>MAGIC LOLI SUPERVILLAIN QUEST START!"That's amazing, Lewin!" You say, excited.He returns your grin. "I know! It's almost like I'm a real adventurer, complete with a magic bow.""The fatigue should lessen as you use it more." You say. "I know the feeling well.""You do? Oh, right. That explains why you pass out sometimes, Lady.""You thought she was doing it for fun?" Grubwort asked, chuckling. "Lady, we're approaching Sirius City now."You nod, and look properly demure as the ship docks into port- you notice Fellwind pull up the hood of his new armor-slash-jacket again, and then Grayskin arrives as they lash the rope to port."The high lord wanted me to tell you as soon as you arrived; We cracked Lady Azure." Grayskin says. "Azure isn't her real name. . She's a villager from further south. She says that Uriel. . changed her."
>>19328463"And what of Uriel?"
>>19328463But is Uriel still in holding?
>>19328463Well, why don't you guys try to take care of Uriel, I'm off to bed! We should probably sheck in with the High Lord whose real name I can't remember and Romulus to see if they have anything of interest to say.
"And what of Uriel?""Uriel hasn't said anything useful. He just keeps muttering that his magic is gone and he can't contact his people. He's been ranting that his people will find him any day now." Grayskin said. "We still have his fingers bound together so he can't cast, and gagged when we're not interrogating him. . But that's all I know. For my eye, he looks like. . he's slowly going mad."
>>19328463"Has she said anything else? And how is Uriel doing?"
>>19328519We should try to glean more information from him by looking at his memories. More info about the coven and their plans.
Wow, well, we did just tear an integral part of his being right out of him so that could be expected, might be best to put him out of his misery before he gets too bad, if we're up to doing magic now we can attempt to glean knowledge from his mind.
>>19328542This, but we must be really careful. If he can snatch back his magic and raise the alarm; we're fucked.
rolled 79 = 79>>19328519>>19328519call on romulus and lets us all go to pay him a visit.
>>19328550He'll grow it back eventually, and the part we ate fades with time.
>>19328516*checkBy the way did I understand the roll system correctly?- For x over 50, the roll is successful- As x -> 99 and is over 50 it takes more stamina - The result for anything between 50-99 is the uniform but a larger roll means more stamina is consumed?
>>19328562I think larger roll means less stamina is consumed as it takes less effort to cast.
>>19328519"We need to do something more permanently about him. I suspect his magic will return after i while."
>>19328600I kinda doubt it,we fucking tore it out of his soul and it still hasn't back, all the while he's going insane.
>>19328578No, 50 is success, anything above is better effect but with increased effort and stamina consumption.And 100 is "Fuck you, now we do shit my way."
>>19328622Exa said it'll come back in time.
>>19328622As far as i remember, Exabyte said something about his magic might be returning after a while. Not sure though.>>19328625I think the more over 50 the less stamina we use.
>The more over 50, the less stamina and more effect it has.>The less under 50, the more stamina it wastes fruitlessly."We need to do something more permanently about him." You say. "I suspect his magic will return after a while.""That's not my business to decide." Grayskin says. "I'll lead you to High Lord Sirius." He says, and the five of you step off of the boat, following Grayskin."How did you find Venerable Refuge?" Grayskin asked.
>>19328657"It was amazing, the tower was especially a sight to behold.""I even got to meet the King and the Queen, they were nice people."
>>19328657"It is a wonderful place, the tower of history, in particular. I think I would like to spend more time there, at some point."
>>19328657"Incredibly fascinating. Especially the tower and the Venerable King and Queen.
"It was amazing. The tower was especially a sight to behold. I'd like to spend some more time there, eventually." You say. "I even got to meet the king and the queen; they were nice people.""I'm glad to hear that." Grayskin said. "Venerable Refuge is one of the most beautiful places in our land.""I found it kind of odd that the king and queen they never introduced themselves." Lewin said. "I mean, I can't believe I don't know their names."Grubwort started chuckling, and Grayskin joined in, reluctantly."That's because they don't have names."
>>19328657"most excellent, if i do say so myself! i enjoyed my time amongst your people immensely."
rolled 46 = 46>>19328657most fascinating, the venerable king and queen were both very pleasant.(after his shocked reply) well you didn't expect us NOT to meet them did you?(to the king) it is a pleasure to see you again lord sirius may we see the prisoner? I have a thought that might get him to speak.(to uriel) hello uriel; you know that the coven thinks you dead? and with your power gone you are indeed as good as.
>>19328713"They don't? How interesting. Are they the only ones without names?"
rolled 26 = 26>>19328713you mean that they don't have names that they want to tell anyone, or that they don't have any names at all?
>>19328731>(to uriel) hello uriel; you know that the coven thinks you dead? and with your power gone you are indeed as good asI don't think we need to talk to Uriel at all. We are going to read his memories anyway so talking to him would be wasting time, besides, he could become incredibly freaked out by our presence. We better not let him know we are here and glean the information from distance or at least have him blindfolded or something.
>>19328769Yeah that makes sense.
"They don't? How interesting. Are they the only ones without names?""Certainly." Grayskin said. "We all name ourselves, you know that, but that custom didn't exist when they were children. They spent so long without names, that when it came time, the king claimed that he didn't need one- everyone would call him Venerable King anyway."Grayskin leads you into the citadel, into the large room with the long table, just like last time. However, this time, Romulus was sitting at the table, and Uriel and Lady Azure were gone."Greetings, Lady Ishelda!" Romulus says.
>>19328840Romulus! How good to see you! Do you still practice the same type of magic as before?
>>19328840I'd replace the last sentence of >>19328867 with "Taken Uriel's place, have you?"
>>19328892Maybe he have learned himself proper magic!But you are probably right, we should go with your choice.
"Romulus! How good to see you! Do you still practice the same type of magic as before?""Not. . entirely." He said, and waved a spellbook around- it looked worn. "I'm learning Uriel's magic now, seeing as mine has it's. . limits.""Taken Uriel's place, have you?""Provisionally." High Lord Sirius said. "We do need a magister, but Romulus isn't the. . most reliable.""Aw, thanks, you really do like me!" Romulus said.
>>19328912"Could we have a look at that book? Is there anything about shapeshifters in it?
>>19328912I wouldn't worry overly much, he's very clever and that can take someone further than just talent for magic.
"I wouldn't worry overly much; he's very clever, and that can take someone further than just talent for magic.""Hey, I have plenty of talent. I'm just too clumsy for the somatic components." He responded."Could I have a look at that book?" You ask. "Is there anything about shapeshifters in it?""There is, but it's just two spells. One is temporary but easy, while the other is. . permanent, but there's warnings in it, labeled in red ink and everything. If your mental image of what you want to be isn't perfect, there can be. . problems."
>>19328912Say this to Sirius: "You should contact the other high lords about what happened here. Uriel is part of a group called "The Coven" and was not acting alone. There is a reason to believe that they will try to infiltrate other human cities."We should see if we can get behind closed doors and maybe an anti-listening spell before we say this much though.
>>19328981I was hoping for more from an actual book held by one of them, but just what I had already known, thank you all the same.
So, I'm thinking our goal should be to get set up as High Lady or something of some kingdom, reestablish Ar...Arkadia? Arcturia? I forgot the name. Maybe another epic level spell to restore the wasteland and establish our kingdom there. Talking long term, that is.
>>19329075YES! That sound awesome!Kind like The Imperial Condesce from Homestuck. Only a little less evil.
>>19329075>It was called Arcturus. Like the star."High Lord Sirius." You say. "You should contact the other high lords about what happened here.""Oh?"You look back. "I want to make sure nobody can hear us." You say."I can handle that." Romulus says. "A noble lady down in Cerulean Province wanted me to make sure nobody knew of her. . indiscretions, so I invented a spell to handle that kind of thing."He stood, and spread his arms. He started chanting, and his magic. . wasn't normal. It surged, and pulsed, instead of flowing like normal. The spell clung across the ground and the walls, spreading thin and stretching across the surfaces of the room like some kind of organic ooze."We should be safe, Lady." He said. "None can hear what is going on in this room, magically or physically."Uriel is part of a group called 'The Coven', and was not acting alone. I have reason to believe that they'll try to infiltrate other human cities."
"Oh?" High Lord Sirius asked. "Cerulean would listen, as would Neptune, but Venus. . High Lord Venus won't listen."You notice Fellwind twitch when Venus was mentioned."Did you want to interrogate Lady Azure's doppelganger, or Uriel?" Sirius asked. "As you did help us catch them, and you know about this. . Coven. . "
>>19329200Uriel! I think Lady Azure is just some poor farm girl he tricked. We should see about dispelling the magic holding her, though.
>>19329200"Just beware, their specialty is shapeshifting, they are very old and powerful and is proficient in magic. All of them. The Coven base is in the middle of the wastelands."
rolled 73 = 73>>19329258Also Rolling cause that roll sucks.If this one is good enough try and use it for getting information from Uriel's mind instead.
"I'll talk to Uriel. But beware; their specialty seems to be shapeshifting. The coven is old, powerful, and they all seem proficient in magic." You say, and the High Lord nods. He calls for one of his knights."Ser, lead the lady to the prison cells- the mage holding halls, to be specific.""Yes, High Lord." The knight said. "This way, Lady."The high lord leads you through Romulus' spell- it deafens you as you walk through the magic goop that nobody else seems to feel- and then he leads you down a set of stairs, into the dungeon. When you arrive at the mage holding cell, the knight stops."In here, lady." The knight says, drawing out a key.Inside the cell is Uriel, hands shackled, a gag around his mouth, and he was completely blindfolded. You hear him mumbling to himself, sitting on his knees.You reach out with your refreshed magic, and reach into his mind. . "where where is where where is where where is""...""I FEEL IT. I FEEL IT RIGHT THERE."You pull out of his mind, your head aching.He mumbles loudly, reaching out toward you, the shackles holding him back."Are you ready for me to ungag him, lady?"
rolled 33 = 33>>19329314If we take our time, how hard would it be to create a permanent silence spell on him? Or could we make Romulus do it?
You nod, and prepare to create a silence spell. . The knight leans forward, and removes Uriel's gag and blindfold. He looks at you, eyes full of fury. . but then he freezes."You're beautiful." He says.>END OF THREAD 5.>I'll stick around to answer questions>My twitter, as always, is @futureexabyte.
rolled 76 = 76>>19329314yes but please be ready to gag him again if anything happens Uriel tell me every thing !
>>19329422"Am I? How interesting."
>>19329422>"You're beautiful.">Uriel is a fan of pederasty.>Mon visage quand.
>>19329495We're that young? I thought that we were 15ish at the youngest, and given feudal ages, people were considered adult back then.
>>19329495>It's more to do with the love potion he drank and used a spell to keep it from activating. . until you tore his magic away, and that spell wore off.
>>19329495I believe pederasty refers specifically to man-boy butt love.
>>19329495Incorrect terminology, friend. I believe you meant hebephile. Or ephebophile.
>>19329643I can admit to a little bit of ephebophilia, but damn, hebephilia is something else entirely. Too young, man.
/tg/ - Pedophilia Related Trivia.
>>19329674EVERY board should have a passing knowledge of pedophilia.
>>19329543Ha! I completely forgot about that. Next session will be interesting, depending on how long that potion works.
>>19329643Hebe- would fit the 10-14 age range we're working with. The love potion sounds much more tolerable, though.
>>19329643hebephileHebephilia refers to the sexual preference for individuals in the early years of puberty (generally ages 11-14, though puberty may vary). .Hebephile he is.
Well, is the love potion took effect it will make our goal here easier. Just use his "love" to glean information out of him, he'll do anything for the love of his life. With the words like "If you love me so much, prove it. Tell me bla bla bla bla"Devious, yes, but makes it easier. Then we can dispel the effect if we want to.
>>19333300>If you love me so much, prove itThat is a terrible line and it should never be used, ever.>>19331895Probably not, not really. I'm gonna trust Exabyte saying it's the effect of the love potion he drank, making him not really a hebephile.
>>19333362>That is a terrible line and it should never be used, ever.Bullshit. It is a perfect method to use at the moment.Or are you implying that using magic to intrude into one's private memory to read it is somehow morally superior? Unless you have some objective reasons why it is a bad option don't dismiss it. We were already planning on removing Uriel completely, what the hell does it matter that we abuse the love potion's effect right now?
>>19329422Can we have some political info to go with that map? From what we've heard the orcs are all be ruled by the king and queen that we met, but the rest of the map...High lord whatshisname rules over a 'province', does that mean it's part of a larger country? How big is it, how is it ruled, how much autonomy do the provinces have?What about the elves and the hobgoblins, how are they ruled? And what's going on in the blank bit?>>19333362He's a weird bird thing, he probably doesn't normally find any humans attractive.>>19335234The method is fine but that particular line does seem a bit bitchy to me. Just talk to him and he'll be far more cooperative than normal anyway. We'll see how it goes next thread I guess, we can't really tell how far we'll need to go to get info until then.
>>19335234You misunderstand, I have no issue with the method proposed, just the "If you really love me" line itself. There's being manipulative and pumping him for information, and there's good-lord-what-a-bitch.
>>19335582>>19335625Ah, I apologize for the misunderstanding then.
Something along "What would you do for me?" would be better. Less of a bitch in my opinion.