>>Previous threads can be found at: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Sorceress%20QuestJormungandr loomed above the sea, a great, dark airship of orcish design and made of rosewood. Elven crystals graced its stern and bow, and eddies of magic swirled about it.On the deck was;Lewin, a ranger who aspires to be an adventurer.Fellwind, a swordsman who used to be a soldier, and Lewin's close friendGrubwort, a relatively cheerful orc, and the captain of Jormungandr and her crew.Kiyara, an elven crafter who, surprisingly, has no arcane abilities.Ele'merelda'jaridan, an elven crafter who prefers to go by the name 'Ell'.Ser Verniad, an Elven Keeper and the leader of several other keepers on board.Venerable King, the king of all orckind, accompanied by a retinue of elite knights.Ezekiel and Raziel, two twin Kalak and members of the coven.Grayson and Ser Bubbles, a magically empowered dire bear, and a large, orichalum spider golem.And finally, you; Ishelda, a sorceress of royal blood and unknown powers.
>>19421066Finally, 4chan seems to be working again.
"According to the speed we're going. . " Ezekiel said, looking at Kiyara's map as she flies the airship. "We should be there in a few hours."He glanced at Raziel's sleeping form, and then pulled up his cowl. She'd been sleeping ever since she first came aboard, drunk on swamp brew. Her small, deformed wings twitched as she mumbled something.
>>19421168Ask Ezikiel what's wrong with Raziel's wings.
>>19421168Try and read Raziel's mind
>>19421168Ask the king if he has any kids.
>>19421197how about no
"Ezekiel, what is wrong with Raziel's wings?" You ask.He droops his shoulders."Well. . we were both in the same egg. . Her wings didn't end up growing properly. She can't fly with them."
>>19421222And what do you think we should do with her, once she is awake again?
>>19421222Has your family never tried to fix that?
"Has your family never tried to fix that?""She refuses." He says. "She could, if she wanted, shapeshift her form into one with full wings, but for some reason she refuses to let her wings be healed.""And what do you think we should do with her, once she is awake again?""I. .don't know." He says. "If she behaves herself, I don't see why we'd have to do anything. . But if she doesn't. . ."
>>19421274"Have you considered that she doesn't want them healed to spit you? So you have to see it and know your privelege..."
>>19421274"Then we shall have to play it by ear."
Can someone explain why the hell we are going to the Wall and the Demons again?We wont be able to defeat them. We wont be able to banish them either: the most powerful magical race in the world used all the means they had and even sacrificed a powerful race to deter them and even then couldn't defeat them properly. We wont be able to close the portal unless we sacrifice someone (are you guys willing to make a sacrifice?).Don't tell me it is to bring back Kiyara's father. He went there on his own volition and wont come back till the portal is closed and since we cannot close the portal, it is a moot point to go after him and risk the lives of EVERYONE on board.It has been said time after fucking time again, there is no time limit. Why the fuck are you people rushing everything!?(And please, for everything that is holy, do not tell me you're going there with NO PLAN WHATSOEVER with just preconceived notion that we will be able to deal with it just because we are the MC and we're supposed to solve impossible tasks with the sheer power of will and friendship.)
"Have you considered that she doesn't want them healed to spite you? So you have to see it and know your privelage. .""I have considered it, but. .she's not like that. Not to me, anyway. She wouldn't do something that would make me unhappy. .not unless she thought she knew better than I." He said.You shrug. "We shall have to play it by ear, then.""Hey, Vith, do you have any more of that swamp brew?" Raziel asks, sitting up. "Vithriel?"
>>19421364I think you should be the first one she sees, Ezekiel.
"I think you should be the first one she sees, Ezekiel." You say. He frowns, but nods."Zeke!" Raziel called, and pushed herself to her feet. "Where are we? . . Oh."She looked at you, and you can tell she's glaring at you, even with her non-expressive kalak eyes. "What am I doing here? Last I knew, I was at Vith's temple. . "
[I assume that since no one is answering why the everloving fuck we're going to the lair of super BBEGs that you guys have absolutely no freaking idea what the hell you are doing.]>>19421431Don't say anything and let Ezekiel explain.
>>19421465>You're going because you already informed the King you would, and he's already onboard. You can't exactly change your mind...You don't say anything, and she turns to Ezekiel."If we stayed in the temple, we probably would have ruined Vithriel's plans. He. . She asked us to take you with us while you were.. inebriated.""You saw me drunk?" She asked, and then covered her beak with her talons in what you assume is shame.
>>19421490Don't worry. You just stumbled into cave and fell asleep.
>>19421490>>You're going because you already informed the King you would, and he's already onboard. You can't exactly change your mind...Exactly. Why the hell did people rush into this shit is beyond me. I am well aware that we cannot go back anymore, that's why I'm not even suggestion that. I just want the people who rushed into the MOST DANGEROUS place in the world unprepared to explain what the hell they are planning because as far as I can see the plan is "to throw shit and see what sticks">>19421490"I'm sure it is nothing to be ashamed of."
I just realized that we are technically a queen.There are no other surviving heirs and no one fit to be regent. Even if it's a moot point, it still stands.
>>19421524Fuck year. We can rule a dead burning world!(Perhaps THIS should be our goal? Become so fucking powerful, lead a gargantuan army of magical constructs to reclaim our world?)
"Don't worry. You just stumbled into a cave and fell asleep." You say, and she relaxes."Lady." Lewin says. "There are a few hobgoblin ships below us. Should we ignore them?"
>>19421574"The are not shooting at us, are they?"
"They are not shooting at us, are they?" "No, they're just looking on in awe." He said. An arrow sails above the ship. "Okay, now they're shooting."Some of the keepers draw out javelins, and move to the edge of the ship."We're ready to return fire." Verniad said.
rolled 63 = 63>>19421647"Hold your fire, for a second."Then in booming magic voice in hobgoblins heads. "FOOLISH MORTALS! YOU KNOW NOT WHAT YOU DO!" Let's see what happens!
rolled 89 = 89>>19421647"Can't we just ascend enough that they cannot reach us with their weapons?"In case not, lets just cast a barrier on the under the ship.
"Can't we just ascend enough that they cannot reach us with their weapons?""Yeah, we can." Kiyara says, and puts her gauntlet on the airship's wheel. The entire vehicle lifts, and ascends past the hobgoblins' bow range. "There. Now they can't bother us."The keepers put their javelins back, and then sit back down on the deck.
>>19421685Welp.Lets continue... I guess.
>>19421465Originally, it was to get Kiyara's dad. Now, if he still believes he can close the portal, we help him.
"Let's continue." You say, and Kiyara nods.An hour later, you see something in the distance, something large. Smog covers the sky, and you can see burning fires. "We'll have to get lower in order to get out of the smog." Kiyara says, and the airship lowers as you approach the wall. You can see. . thousands of beings, sitting there- it was a massive camp, full of slaves, hobgoblins, and suprisingly, three ancient trolls, who were looking up at you.One of the taller hobgoblins start waving some kind of flag at you, and you hear some kind of commotion coming from the camp.
>>19421715That's not even a plan. We're risking lives of boatfull of people on something that we don't even know will work. This is waht we do RIGHT after we promise Fellwind we wont drag them into undue dangers. And we drag them into the most dangerous possible place in the realm.>if he still believes he can close the portalSo? Many people believe a lot of things. Doesn't mean they are right. I'm sure he believes he can close it but just the word of an old man is not enough to be convinced to do something.The point is, we're going against enemy we know absolutely nothing about without much preparation and force.
>>19421768Ask if anyone knows what that flag means.
"Does anyone know what that flag means?" "Not I." the King says."I might know, but it's been forever. . " Raziel said. "I think he wants to talk with us."
>>19421821Should we talk to them?Well... I've got no better ideas, lets go talk to them.
rolled 76 = 76>>19421821Make a spyglass so we can see what manner of man it is. "I suppose we may as well talk to them, then."
btw the Coven are Angels, with their fancy -el ending names and feathery beingness.It's just that from the bleed-through between the worlds their image sort of weirded, and they're thought to be them beautiful pricks instead of what they really are.
Well then, let's go down on a rope and talk to them.
>>19421930Fuck no.If we're going down, we're going with the whole ship.
"I suppose we may as well talk to them, then." You say, and nod to Kiyara, as she lowers the airship."Greetings, strangers from across the sea." The hobgoblin says, setting down the flag. "I am the warchief Yeerdis. Have you come to assist us?"
>>19421936and endanger everyone?...works for me
>>19421910>It's just that from the bleed-through between the worlds their image sort of weirded, and they're thought to be them beautiful pricks instead of what they really are.Thas racisThey are beautiful to each other.
>>19421940"Assist? With the wall?"
>>19421910Thats a fine theory, til Exabyte confirms it.I don't really care for it myself though.
>>19421946Well, since went through the trouble of getting bunch of bodyguards.... yeah."Goodday, warchief Yeerdis. Are you in charge here?""I'd like to ask some things before answering you, if that is okay."...."What is your purpose here?""Why are you maintaining the wall.""Is there any risk that the wall will break you will get overwhelmed by the Demons?""How long have you been doing this?""Do you capture slaves for the sole purpose of building the wall to hold the demons back?""Has an elf named [I forgot] come by here?"
>>19421987Oh come on, angels fighting demons, what's not fitting?
"Good day, warchief Yeerdis. Are you in charge here?""As much as one can be in charge this far south." He said, and scratched at his nose."I would like to ask some things before answering you, if that is okay.""Go ahead.""What is your purpose here?""To maintain the wall.""Why are you maintaining the wall?""A debt we incurred." He said. "We owe the ogres our lives, and so we fight for them.""Is there any risk that if the wall breaks, will you get overwhelmed?""The wall breaks every day." He says. "We push them back and reseal it.""How long have you been doing this?""My entire life, and my father's life before me, and his father's life before him.""Has an elf named Kyvann come by here?""Yes." He responded, and raised an eyebrow. "He smelled like the elf woman over there." He said, pointing at Kiyara."Do you capture slaves for the sole purpose of building the wall to hold the demons back?""No. Most of them don't live here- they produce our food and weapons." He responds.
>>19421994I'm not say it isn't fitting, just that I think it's terribly cliche, and I hope it isn't the case here.>>19421940"What do you require assistance with, Warchief?"
>>19422033>"What do you require assistance with, Warchief?"thisand "Would you happen to know where Kyvann is?"
>>19421994They're not really fighting the demons any more. They're just ignoring them. Having a religious name doesn't make you an angel.
>>19422030>Kyvann"Can you tell me more about Kyvann's visit? What did he talk about and where did he go afterwards?""What can you tell me about the demons? You've been fighting them for generations. Did you learn any weaknesses or how they fight?""To answer your question, I would like to help Kyvann in finally sealing the portal and stopping the invasion altogether."
>>19422030>>19422033Add, "In truth, we have come seeking Kyvan. If he is truly able to do what he claims, we shall aid him. The demons have been on this world too long."
"Can you tell me more about Kyvann's visit?""He asked about the center of the wall. We told him where it was, and then he tried to use his flying ship to go over it. The demons shot it down soon after he crossed the wall. He is most likely dead." The hobgoblin says in a calm, emotionless tone. In the corner of your eye, you see Kiyara pale."What can you tell me about the demons?""They know how to kill." He says. You wait, but he doesn't elaborate- instead he stands there, waiting for the next question."In truth, we have come seeking Kyvann, so we can aid him in sealing the portal and stopping the invasion altogether."The wall suddenly cracks, and you hear screeching of some kind. Your blood goes cold.>Roll 1d100>Taking only first.
rolled 31 = 31>>19422120here goes nothing
Well, I already blew my decent roll for the thread.
rolled 89 = 89>>19422120>>19422146Are we rolling for not being paralyzed in fear?
The wall shudders, and bursts open.Rampaging through the crack in the wall, strange, alien beasts with long claws, leathery wings, and flaming weapons, as they charge through. Yeerdis calls something out, and the hobgoblins and trolls bring their weapons to bear, and clash against the demons. They're here. They're really here.Something grips your heart, something cold, and sharp, and painful."Lady? Lady Ishelda?" Someone is asking, but you can't look away.You watch the Warchief Yeerdis get torn in half.>Roll 1d100>Taking only first.
rolled 65 = 65>>19422207
rolled 21 = 21>>19422207Summon elementals
rolled 95 = 95>>19422223This.Also summon the Air elemental we made back then. Sure, it can work only for a minute but it is fast as fuck
The entire world seems to blur. You stutter something- you're not entirely sure what you say. The elven Keepers draw out their javelins and start throwing them. You raise your arm, and pour your will into the signature spell you'd created- the wind and dust gets pulled into humanoid shapes, and they rush forth, into combat.You're trembling, and a cold sweat is springing from your forehead. Someone is yelling at you, but you can't- you can't- think. Whatever it is gripping your heart is making. . it's making everything impossible. You grab one of the crystals out of your pouch and you try to summon the elemental. .but you drop it- it bounces off of the deck.A winged demon leaps at you, claws out, but something golden and spider-shaped leaps in the way.Slowly, ever so slowly, you bend over, and pick up the crystal again. You were going to do something. . but what?The crystal bursts from your hand, and you feel your muscles ache- that was odd, you didn't even intend on doing anything.The air and steel elemental leaps forward, sundering a demon in half. It gets hard to breathe, and the smoke seems to be getting to you.>Roll 1d100>Wheeee
rolled 98 = 98>>19422281
>>19422291Try not to devolve into a gibbering fool, even IF these are the things that hunt and kill worlds for sport, we still aren't one to be trifled with, none the less have our tragic past come back to haunt us.
Whatever it was gripping your heart. . . collapses. A wall of some kind- a mental wall, a metaphysical wall, shatters, and everything becomes clear again.The demons are slowly, slowly but surely being pushed back. Fellwind leaps forward, and slices right through a demon's blade. One of the ancient trolls make a loud keening noise, and a swarm of smaller trolls slam into the demons, not even attempting to use their claws, simply shoving the demons back with their weight and strength. Lewin pulls back his bow, and focuses. . Kiyara screams, and there's a demon on top of her.Hot, hot fury rages up inside of you, and you reach out with your magic. You bring it forth in the shape of. .A pure white elemental, sparks dancing along it's skin, a pillar of flame, bursts into being. It reaches out, grips the demon by the throat, and you feel the demon's spine shatter.
>>19422307>even IF these are the things that hunt and kill worlds for sportWhy do you keep saying?Why do people ALWAYS jump to conclusions? You don't have even slightest bit of information to back that claim.Maybe their homeworld in overpopulated and they are just aggressive expansionists? Maybe they are an ancient artificial race made by long dead people who are just following their preset orders? Maybe they need to do this to survive?But nooo, instead of trying not to see the world black and white we're just going to say "derr, they hunt worlds for sport"Fucking hell. This is the exact same shit that bothered me in Nearfuture quest where people kept calling incredibly professional, coordinated, willful, well-funded and informed group "hurrdurr, /b/-level troll teenagers"
>>19422373Well, to be honest, 12 or whichever one it was really was an asshole, but we are supposed to be roleplaying here, and from our perspective, that is all it seems to us. If they DO have a reason, it would have to be revealed to us not by really searching it out unless hints and clues are given to us. If those are presented though, I could see Ishelda trying to pursue it, if not from an already biased standpoint.
Soon enough, the demons get bowled over by the trolls, and more come barreling out from behind the ancient trolls, piling up against the demon horde. Hobgoblins start piling clay up, and, quite quickly, they rebuild the breached wall."Is everyone okay?" Ezekiel asks, his hands flaming with magic."Doesn't look like anyone is hurt." Raziel adds. She looks back to Kiyara. "The elf is a little burned, but. . "
>>19422398We've been playing Ishelda as highly sophisticated, smart and polite woman.But yes, I did take what you said into consideration but it still bothers me. Still, this ties into my overarching complaint that people don't seem to put much thought into their actions, preferring simply to rush and jump to conclusions.
>>19422369Did we just gain an Eidolon?
>>19422419Recall the elementals before they burn all magical stamina from us
>>19422423Gain what now?
>>19422420Nah, I put some thought into it at least, I'm just going by perspective of a sophisticated and polite 10-14 year old, not a woman. There have to be some childish tendencies. Whether that is adopting a view point that, while sure, is very narrow and not very logical in process, it is logical and clear enough for a 10-14 year old.
>>19422436Eidolon is like a more permanent elemental of sorts. Think summoner from pathfinder.
You recall the elementals, including the. .strange, burning white one. They dissolve, and you feel slight amounts of energy return to your body. The keepers pull the orcish knights back onto the ship."Kiyara, take the airship up." Ezekiel says, and glances at you. "I don't know if Ishelda is back with us yet."Kiyara nodded, pulled herself to her feet, and put her hand on the wheel again. The airship shuddered, and lifted off of the ground.
>>19422436An ancient elven wizzad, of course.
>>19422470"Wait, wait a second!I'm back now.We can't go over the wall! You heard what Yeerdis said. They shot down Kyvann's ship shortly after he passed the wall.
"Wait, wait a second. I'm back now." You say. "We can't go over the wall.""What?" The king asked."You heard what Yeerdis said before. . ." You look down at his body- he's torn into two parts. "They shot down Kyvann's ship shortly after he passed the wall.""Then what do you recommend we do instead?" The king asked.Kiyara faints, behind you, and Ezekiel and Raziel both kneel down to check on her.
>>19422564"Well, first we need to know HOW they shot it down.Did they use magic or ballistas? Perhaps something else?After that, I could spend several days enchanting our ship so that it is properly protected... and also invisible. That would work too."
>>19422564"They know more about the demons and fighting them than we do, at least for now, that's well for now. And I don't think I'm ready to face them so soon already."
rolled 59 = 59We should summon dragons they will rape demons and we can sacrife them later to close portal
"They know more about the demons and fighting than we do, at least for now, and that's well for now." You say. "And I don't think I'm ready to face them so soon already.""So. . we came down here, and now you're going to run away?" The king asked- he sounded somewhat upset.Behind you, you notice small pulses of healing magic, as Ezekiel and Raziel cast on Kiyara.
>>19422611Are you a troll or a retard?IF we bring dragons back, then they won't have been sacrificed and new portals will open.
>>19422666On the plus sideThat situation doesn't sound boring as fuck
>>19422679If you're bored with the quest, then just stop playing it. Nobody's forcing you to be here.
>>19422657"Run away? No, we're not leaving so it's not running away. Catching a breath, more like" with a weak smile and tears in eyes.
rolled 84 = 84>>19422657No, not run but it seams we need a ground expedition lets see if we can get a few hobgoblins and trolls to come with us to end this truly every bit of this world trying to end this.
>>19422696I haven't been playing latelyBut I'd welcome something awesome happeningThat would be marvellous
>>19422657"No. I'm not running away. I just… WE just need some time to prepare properly."
>>19422679listen, if you don't like the quest then go away instead of trying to shit it up>>19422657Ehh... you had to choose that response over this >>19422591 one?I was all against going here in the first place, but since we came here, dragged all these people here, we can't really turn away, can we?>>19422702Holy fuck no, we ARE NOT GOING WITH A GROUND EXPEDITION WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU?
>>19422702Ahaha No. Consider of you will, the land beyond the wall as Mordor. What do you not do into Mordor?
"Run away? No, we're not leaving, so it's not running away. Catching a breath, more like." You say. "We need to know *how* they shot down Kyvann's airship. Magic, ballistas? Perhaps something else?"Kiyara pulled herself up, trollflesh wrapped around her face. "We should go now, right after they got pushed back." She said. "This airship is much better than my fathers' was."
>>19422700This.When's our birthday?
>>19422769"How do you know that? What makes you sure that they won't shoot us down instantly as well?"
rolled 51 = 51>>19422769then make hast
>>19422769"I don't think they push back at all. The area behind the wall is probably swarmed with them.""Better or no, we can't risk it. I can permanently enchant the ship withing several days. The wall has been standing for over centuries, I doubt we need to be in a hurry now.""No. We're going to land several miles away from the wall and prepare."
>>19422776>Your birthday is hard to tell- because you left Arcturus in winter, and arrived in this new world and it was summer, so you're a little confused."How do you know that?" You ask. "What makes you sure that they won't shoot us down instantly as well?""I don't." She said, and put her arm on the ship's wheel. The gauntlet sparked, and the airship starts moving toward the wall.
"They break through the wall quite often from what I have seen. I suggest gathering information now, perhaps increasing our defence if we can, and flying over the wall the next time they are pushed back."
>>19422811Drain power from the ship's crystals slowly enough so that we won't crash instantly but won't make it far.
>>19422705Nigga, we're on an airship with a dire bear, a magic powered spiderdroid, the king of the orcs, and two avians of which there are less than 20 in existence - and we're about to descend upon a horde of motherfucking demons.If you honestly think that's boring, there's just no hope for you.
rolled 3 = 3>>19422769then push forward for we must find your fatherroiling for magic direction
rolled 91 = 91>>19422811"What are you doing?""Need I remind you this is not your ship?"Take control and move the ship back.
rolled 17 = 17>>19422811Well, FILDI. Lets cloak the ship from the Demons' senses.
rolled 73 = 73>>19422811Relieve her of "command" avec MAGICKnock her on her ass
rolled 97 = 97>>19422849great idea
>>19422838>>19422849Why the hell are you guys bending over?She's practically mutinying against us. We can't let this happen.
rolled 94 = 94>>19422838>>19422811Voting to vero pussy actionsInsubordination like this won't stand
rolled 93 = 93>>19422867this is what i wanted to happen though a bit soon, but i understanding wanting to save your father. Do you think there is something we wouldn't do to save ours?
>>19422879She's also admitted she has no idea if we're going to be shot down the moment we cross the wall. She's putting everyone's life in danger with her spoiled behavior.>>19422894are you stupid?Her fathers life is not worth more than two score people we have on board.
"What are you doing?" You ask. "Need I remind you that this is not your ship."Kiyara stood, and glared at you with her one uncovered eye. "We're this close to finding my father. Don't you *dare* ask me stop now."With a bit of magic, you bring forth an elemental's hand, and push her away from the wheel. She falls onto her ass, and then growls. "Verniad."The elven keeper looked at her, then sighed. "Weapons." He said, and the elven keepers raised their javelins.The orc ship crew raised their weapons, and the knights unsheathed their blades.
>>19422894Understanding why she would do it is fineJust letting her is another matter
rolled 64 = 64>>19422906Magnetise the floor of the shipGO
rolled 61 = 61>>19422906were going in !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
rolled 81 = 81>>19422849Damnit, dice, this is when you're supposed to give us good rolls for THIS quest, no some other one
>>19422906> "We're this close to finding my father. Don't you *dare* ask me stop now.""Your father's life is not worth more than the lives of everyone on this ship.">>19422916Only where the elves are>>19422918fuck no, we're not going anywhere
>>19422906"Verinard, are you willing to make an incident that can lead your nation to a war with the Orcs? Need I remind you that those are Orc King's personal guard and the Orc King himself?"
rolled 69 = 69Displays of power aren't going to do any good here."Listen to me Kiyara, I'm not trying to stop you from going to him - I'm trying to make sure you survive long enough to actually get to him. Stop for a moment and THINK about this. To rescue your father we need to do more than just get in, we need to get back out as well."
"Everyone stand down. You're not thinking clearly. I know I wouldn't be. After all this time, he's somewhere beyond the wall which suddenly is right next to you. Calm down, THINK. We're not prepared for it. Not yet."
"We will search for your father, Kiyara, but we will not rush blindly toward a horde of demons if we have people we can ask about what to expect right here on the ground! If your father survived so long he will survive a few days of preparation that we might very well need to survive his rescue."
You do . .something to the ship's deck, and the weapons slam down, tearing themselves out of everyone's hands. The world sways, and you get dizzy, but you hang on to consciousness."Everyone, stand down. Listen to me, Kiyara. I'm not trying to stop you from going to him- I'm trying to make sure that we survive long enough to actually get to him. Stop for a moment and *think* about this. To rescue your father, we need to do more than just get in. We need to get back out as well."She glared. Then sighed. "Verniad, stand down." She said, and the elven keeper nodded. "One day. I'm waiting one day, and no longer." She said.
>>19422972"Foolish, understandable, agreeable."at some point we need to talk with Grubwort and Jormungard if they're willing to do it.
>>19422972"No, we're waiting as long as I say we're waiting." It is our time to get angry now."Or you can go back to your pier and make another airship without my help."The fuck does she think she is. Without us, she would be tinkering in her workshop for months and even if she would make her ship, she wouldn't even know where the fuck her father is.Land and lets ask the hobgolblins how the other ship was shot down.
>>19422972"I hope that's enough time. Now if you will all excuse me, I need a nap."
>>19422997>>19423034Seriously. Why are you people so willing to bend over? We go on OUR terms.
These guys must think we've gone soft or some shit
"No, we're waiting as long as I say we're waiting." You say, your voice thick with the tone of *Command*. "You you can go back to your pier and make another airship without my help."You turn to Ell. "Land this thing, we need to talk to the hobgoblins." You say, in the same harsh, direct tone. He gulps, nods, and puts his gauntlet onto the crystal.The airship lowers, and you see the last of the hobgoblins patting against the clay wall, having fully repaired it.
>>19422972"Good. I'm sorry to delay us any further, Kiyara, but we need to approach this rationally. We cannot let our passions override our reason, in such a life and death matter."
>>19422972Grab a crystal to recharge our power.Make some modification on the ship so that it cannot be used- wait, it would be just better to ask Grubwort to make sure that he mans the ship and it doesn't leave without our say.>>19423059Ask around for someone else in command now that their previous chieftain is dead.
>>19423059We should seek out some older hobgoblins who could tell us if they saw how the ship was taken down.Later we could scry to be more sure
rolled 99 = 99>>19423059who is in charge now?
So. The hobgoblins have ancient trolls. Still living ancient trolls. Three of them.I think we've found the source for those cuttings we needed before... Who's ready to do some troll science?
>>19423113we arewe could make sure that the ship doesn't move without our consent.... could we use your roll for that maybe?
>>19423118>I think we've found the source for those cuttings we needed before... Who's ready to do some troll science?Good idea.
"Who is in command now?" You ask one of the hobgoblins. He looks to both sides, as do the other hobgoblins."I declare myself the new warchief!" One calls, and raises his arm. The other hobgoblins eye him, and two of them grab the hilts of their weapons. . but they look around and see nobody else is, so they relax."How was Kyvann's ship taken down?" You ask him."The other elf? His ship was hit by a torrent of red flame." The warchief said. "Then it fell to the side, and we lost sight of it over the wall."
rolled 62 = 62>>19423122I meant among the hob-goblinsso we can ask them questions.and perhaps a conversation with an ancient troll or two
>>19423133"Do the Demons use that kind of magic often? Have you ever seen them wield and long range weapons?">>19423145I see. I misunderstood.
>>19423133Ask him his name.
rolled 17 = 17>>19423133how much orchalicum do we have?perhaps we put some orchalicum cladding on the ship to bend the magic around the hull...
So we need fire resistance enchantment first and foremost.
>>19423127>>19423133Excellent."Warchief, I require some small cuttings from your ancient trolls. I need them for the purpose of creating a new breed of sapient yet benevolent and subservient supertroll, to aid my efforts here and later deal with the uncontrolled feral trolls of the north. I assume I'll need permission from both you and the trolls in question, and so I ask of it."
>>19423167VetoingAsk for the stuff, don't tell whyUnlikely to just get permission
>>19423164Perhaps.But is orchalicum good against fire? I seem to recall it is just easier to enchant.
rolled 7 = 7>>19423164pic related but with copper
>>19423179We could just tell them that we need them to experiment to find a way that might help us against Demons.
"Warchief, I require some small cuttings from your ancient trolls." You say.He frowns. "I do not speak for the trolls. They speak for themselves." He turned to them. "You heard her."The trolls sit there for a moment, deliberating. . and then one tears off part of it's own arm, and sets it on the landed airship's deck. That is. . a lot more than small cuttings."You have your answer." The hobgoblin said."How much orichalum do we have?" You ask, and Ell frowns. "Not much- enough for a gadget or two, but not enough to enchant the boat against fire."
>>19423167>>19423179Yeah, just leave it at getting some troll bits, if we ask at all.
rolled 40 = 40>>19423182bending the magic. magic fire is still magic we should redirect it; should be easier to redirect than stop.perhaps with a siphon to draw some power from it to keep up aloft.
rolled 8 = 8>>19423210Eh.Ask the warchief this>>19423156>"Do the Demons use that kind of magic often? Have you ever seen them wield and long range weapons?">"Not much- enough for a gadget or two, but not enough to enchant the boat against fire."I guess it is time for some transmutation.Grab several crystals so that we don't pass out from the exhaustion and convert nearby rocks/earth into orichalum. Take a piece of orichalum in hand so that we are more familiar with what we're doing.
rolled 52 = 52>>19423235FFFlets try again
rolled 37 = 37>>19423210Let's get sympathetic. Do we have enough orichalcum to craft a miniature replica of Jormungand encased in a orichalcum mesh which can then be used to shape a shield to further protect us from the demons' magics, or other things that would work by encasing the ship in the effect?
rolled 10 = 10>>19423210lets take a look at the bits. check the magic in it. can we augment it's growth?
>>19423210"Uh. That's... More than I needed, thank you very much, Mr. Ancient Troll. Could I get some much smaller cuttings from you other two- ah, do they have names?- if you do not mind? I'm hoping that having three unique cuttings to work with will help my experiment. And, I might need a planter."
rolled 60 = 60>>19423210We don't NEED to coat the ship with orcihalum.We can just enchant the hull to be fire resistant. THAT should work better and we wont waste valuable material.Before doing this tell Bubbles to keep guard at the crystal so that no one flies the ship without our consent.
rolled 78 = 78>>19423235Rerollan for this
rolled 86 = 86what shitty rolls.Make sure that we have crystals we stored before on hand so that we don't pass out
"Do the demons use that kind of magic often?""Indeed. They use no ranged weapons, so that magic is what they use in the stead of bows or thrown weapons." The hobgoblin says. "I suspect you and yours are going over the wall as well. . So we will assist you if you require anything.""Bubbles, keep guard at the control crystal so that nobody flies the ship without my consent.""Certainly, Master."You close your eyes, and examine the troll's 'cuttings', checking it for magic. All you can sense is a powerful life magic emanating from it."Lady." Ezekiel says. "I believe that, with the existing shield around the airship, and my own evocation ability, I can protect us against the demonfire.""But Zeke. . " Raziel says. "Not. Now." Ezekiel responds, and Raziel seems to. . wither and slouch.
rolled 34 = 34>>19423242Such as a cloaking/invisibility shell.
>>19423278Alright, I give up. I'll stop trying things.
rolled 29 = 29>>19423276>"Lady." Ezekiel says. "I believe that, with the existing shield around the airship, and my own evocation ability, I can protect us against the demonfire.">"But Zeke. . " Raziel says.>"Not. Now." Ezekiel responds, and Raziel seems to. . wither and slouch.Are you sure you will be able to hold up?>>19423278Let me help you with that.
rolled 24 = 24>>19423276"While that would be excellent, I still want to make the hull resistant against firemagic in case the shield fails"then try it
rolled 48 = 48Guys. We're about to make a big huggable trollfriend. Derived directly from an ancient troll's makeup and improved with a big jolt of life magic. A makeup that includes fire-resistant wood and bark.See where I'm going with this? I think we'll be able to get all the fireproofing we could possibly want despite our lack of orichalum plating. And we have Ezekiel's magic, too.Speaking of that, rolling for our first try to jolt the cutting into life, form and sapience. Hopefully the massive amounts of preexisting, inert life magic will ease the effort. SHITTY ROLLS, GO.>>19423276"You're welcome to try, Ezekiel, but be careful. I know the strain magic places upon the body very well. Don't hurt yourself."
rolled 41 = 41>>19423276GUYS!BEFORE we do heavy duty enchanting, make sure we MOVE the ship away from the wall for about 20 miles or so. IF we pass out and the demons attack, we wont be able to leave!
>>19423276Thank the warchief and the troll.Take the ship away from the wall before enchanting anything.
rolled 43 = 43>>19423276make preparations when i awake we leave !combine some orichalum with the troll cutting and 3 crystals to make a staff that shouts super charged troll seeds that will take root in the demons and spawn small trolls for us to command,
"Are you sure you will be able to hold up?" You ask.He shrugs."While that would be excellent, I still want to make the hull resistant against fire magic, in case the shield fails." You say."Of course." He says. "Thank you, Sir warchief. Sir troll." You say, curtsying to each in turn."Take the ship up, and away from the wall.""Certainly, Lady." Ell says, and pilots the ship away.You place your palms against the deck of the ship, and focus. . .The world swims, and your arms and legs ache. You feel the spell evaporate into the air, and then . . .it gets hard to breathe. Your body labors to stay awake. . but then the lack of oxygen smothers you, and everything goes dark.
rolled 55 = 55>>19423276rool for making Jormungandr troll strong
>>19423330I SAID TO KEEP CRYSTALS NEARWHAT THE HELL?
rolled 95 = 95>>19423330Come on, Ishelda. Don't lose it now. We've got a supertroll to make!MUSTRA-KRAKISH, MUSTA-KRAKISH,AWAKEN. AWAKEN. AWAKEN. AWAKEN.
>>19423367Oh my. That... should do it.
>>19423367>>19423373>>19423393>>19423399>95THE TIME HAS COME TO AWAKEN HIM.I CALL UPON THE ANCIENT LORDS OF THE UNDERWORLD,TO BRING FORTH THIS BEAST AND,AWAKEN, AWAKEN, AWAKEN, AWAKENTAKE THE LAND, THAT MUST BE TAKENAWAKEN, AWAKEN, AWAKEN, AWAKENDEVOUR WORLDS, SMITE FORSAKENRISE UP FROM YOUR THOUSAND-YEAR-OLD-SLEEP,BREAK FORTH FROM YOUR GRAVE ETERNALLYI COMMAND YOU TO RISE, RISE, RISE, RISE,RISE, RISE, RISE, RISE!>you're now imagining Ishelda using the power of cartoon death metal to channel life magic and create the most loveable cockney mini-ancient troll you've ever seen>your faces when
You push yourself up, mostly reinvigorated, and find. .you're in one of Jormungandr's cabins, belowdeck. Grayson is with you, and Bubbles isn't. You come up abovedeck, and find that some time ago, the sun's gone down. The cuttings are bound up, and you note that Bubbles is. . clinging to the ship's wheel. Nobody else seems awake, so it must be fairly late.You kneel down near the cuttings, and put your hand on it. There is something of a troll in it. . you feed that 'something' with energy. . and then something explodes it's way out of the large pile of bound cuttings. Something. . new."Graaaaaw." The small, two-feet tall troll says, This is. . not a supertroll.
>>19423433It is however adorable. It will grow and become great over time.What do trolls eat?
>>19423433"Aint you a cutie?"Why did we waste a valuable research material again?Anyway, how is our magic reserve? Ask Bubbles how long we were out and what happened in meantime.
rolled 74 = 74>>19423433>>19423433grab it by the shoulder."hello, who are you?"
rolled 52 = 52>>19423433Pump the little fella with mega magic roids?
>>19423433WEAK WILL DIE AND LAND WILL ALL BE BURNED!MUSTA-KRAKISH, KING AND DEATH TO WORLDS!Now hug that adorable motherfucker.
You take a few breaths, and try to gauge your magic reserve. You're mostly full up again, but you feel. . stronger."Aren't you a cutie?" You ask, and scoop up the troll in your arms. It's legs dangle down, but you hold him under the arms tightly, despite his struggling."How long was I out, and what happened in the meantime?" You ask Bubbles."You passed out, and then Lewin and Fellwind took you to your cabin." Bubbles says. "You were asleep for around eighteen hours, and the sun is due to rise very soon. It seems that Ezekiel and Raziel had some kind of argument in a tongue I do not speak- it consisted mostly of birdsong. Kiyara is still recovering from the burns she got during the wall breach, but other than that, there was little that happened."
rolled 4 = 4>>19423493Lets try enchanting the ship again, dammit.Make it resistant to fire magic
>>19423493"Ser Bubbles, you're a knowledgeable construct. How am I supposed to raise a troll? Especially a tiny, special kind of troll the world's never seen before."
rolled 73 = 73>>19423493Perhaps we could try empowering the magic shield that the ship already has
rolled 26 = 26>>19423493very good. the hob-goblins have not moved against us?let us go for a stroll on the land and while he's there we pump some judicious magic into the little guy.
>>19423498No. Stop casting willy nilly. Especially when we know it takes a lot out of us. Bloody hell, you guys are spell casting happy. Let's try to find out if the others have come up with anything first.
rolled 5 = 5>>19423493Grab our crystals with magic energy and try to enchant the hull again
"Ser Bubbles, you're a knowledgable construct. How am I supposed to raise a troll? Especially a tiny, special kind of troll the world's never seen before.""Trolls normally raise themselves." Ser bubbles responds. "So I recommend just watching it. If it gets ill, you'll know you need to do something."You check the crystals, but it seems that they're all... completely empty. Huh.
rolled 54 = 54>>19423507That is the sole reason why we stayed behind.Again, THE WORLD WILL NOT END IF WE DICK AROUND FOR WEEKS TO COME.We have time to keep casting till we are successful. If Kyara's father dies in the next few days then fuck it, it is a shit story-telling. A man that survived for God knows how many years, dies because we decided to prepare for few days? I would call bullshit.So, yeah, we keep casting till we succeeded. I don't want our ship to crash and burn.
>>19423522Hrm. Sing our supertroll baby to sleep with some Druid Lord perhaps?"I see. He's not going to turn malicious as he gets bigger so long as I keep closely raising him, is he?"
rolled 66 = 66>>19423507>>19423529Also, just because the roll is bad is no reason to oppose the suggestion (unless you have something against the suggestion itself, like that guy who is obsessed with dragons for example)>>19423522>You check the crystals, but it seems that they're all... completely empty. Huh.Huh....did we drain them? No, we didn't.Lets find out who drained our crystals.
>>19423539I just don't think it's a good idea to keep relying on our magic to solve everything. We have other spell casters now - Ezekiel said he could help to a degree but we could try talking to his sister. She deals in necromancy but is her magic strictly with the undead or dead things in general? She might be able to alter the properties of the ship if it's dead things in general since I doubt the wood used to build the ship is alive.I just figure if we keep knocking ourselves out when we're dealing with the demons, people are going to start thinking we're too unstable when it comes to them.
>>19423577I think we're the only one who can make powerful enchantments with such ease around here
Well, now that you have your magic recharged again. . time to use it all.You place your palms against the surface of the ship, and focus. . This time, the spell actually weaves in with Jormungandr's hull, binding itself to the airship- Now it should, at the very least, buy you some time.Someone climbs up from below deck, but it's hard to see who it is, in the gloom."Good morning, Lady Ishelda." Raziel says, her voice subdued.
>>19423604Morning Raziel, how are you doing?
>>19423604"Good morning, Raziel. Sleep well?"
"Good morning, Raziel. Sleep well?""Didn't sleep yet." She said, leaning up against the side of the ship. "But it's a perfect time to watch the sunrise."
>>19423636"What'll you do now?"
rolled 77 = 77>>19423636oh dear...brace for girl-talk...
>>19423636I suppose it is.You haven't met this little troll yet, isn't he adorable.So, what were you arguing with Ezekiel about?
>>19423636Oh, I'm sorry. I know very little about your kind. I'd love to learn more, though.
"I suppose it is." You say. "You haven't met this little troll yet. . Isn't he adorable?"She looks down at him, and pokes him with a talon. The troll grabs her talon, and makes a 'graaaw' noise."Yes. Yes he is." She says, and shakes him off."So, what were you arguing with Ezekiel about?"She turns to you. "You heard that? I thought you were asleep.
rolled 83 = 83>>19423681I was when she asks for clarification say "magic"
>>19423681"I asked Ser Bubbles what happened while I was out and he mentioned it."
>>19423681I was. Didn't really understand it though.
>>19423681"I was." Give her a serious look like you're about to reveal to her an ancient and secret thing and say, "Magic!" then grin broadly.Even when it isn't magic, it's still magic.
"I was." You say, as if you were about to bestow a significant, ancient secret of eldritch power. "Magic!"She blinks, then looks out toward the horizon again. You can see the very edges of light, as the sun starts to rise."He wants me to leave him alone and give him some space." She says. "That's pretty much it."
>>19423722"How do you feel about it?"
rolled 91 = 91>>19423722"Yes, he told me a little of your relationship the last time he was drunk. He says he feels as though you're trying to drag him down. That he loves you in spite of that.It's easier to keep hold of sand with a cupped hand rather than a clenched fist."
"How do you feel about it?"". . It's what I've been doing for the past five years. Giving him space, I mean." She said. "But every time I show up and say something, he. . gets so angry. Should I just. . vanish?"
>>19423808Now >>19423777 without the first sentence.
rolled 78 = 78>>19423808and before that five years?how long have you been the oerprotective one?he just might need more time.
>>19423808Do you know what exactly makes him so angry when you're around?
>>19423808"No. Your brother seems to be a person who wants his freedom to do what he wants but that doesn't mean he wants you to vanish. He still cares for you despite the anger he shows you."
"No. Your brother seems to be a person who wants his freedom to do what he wants. .but that doesn't mean he wnats you to vanish." You say. "He still cares for you, despite the anger he shows you.""And why would you think that?" she asked. "He hasn't shown me anything like care in the last five years."
>>19423874"The things he says when he talks about you. I believe he has difficulty showing he cares. Why, I am uncertain. I've barely known him and you after all. Perhaps he feels you're overprotective of him and the only way he can have the freedom he desires is by making you think he doesn't care."
rolled 95 = 95>>19423874he's taking advantage of the freedom.have you ever demonstrated or mentioned to him that you want it?
>all dese high rollsOkay, this is proof that Ishelda is at her best when using the power of friendship. And that is goshdarn silly.
"The things he says when he talks about you." You say. "I believe he has difficulty showing he cares. Why, I'm uncertain. I've barely known him and you after all. Perhaps he feels you're overprotective of him and the only way he can have the freedom he desires is by making you think he doesn't care.""I-" She stutters, then just sighs. You wish, for a moment, that you could understand kalak facial expressions, because you can't discern the look on her face. "Thanks." She says, finally.
>>19424006"If I can help two siblings get along better, I will do what I can. Family is something that should be cherished."On that note, I cannot recall - did Ishelda have siblings or was she a lone child?
"Family is something that should be cherished." You say."Do you have any brothers or sisters?" She asks you, and you shake your head."There was just me and my father." You say."Where is he now?" She asks. "Your father, I mean?"You suddenly recall the last time you saw him; charging, a shimmering blade in his hand, toward a demon larger than any you had ever seen.Raziel reads your expression."I'm sorry." She said.
>>19424067You couldn't have know, don't worry.
"You couldn't have known." You say. "Don't worry."". . .I should tell you something." She says. "Something I've found with my experiments and tests."She leaned close, as if to whisper something in your ear."Lady Ishelda." Kiyara said, and then Raziel turned to her.Kiyara raised her gauntlet. "Are you ready to go over the wall?">>End of thread Twelve>>My twitter is @futureexabyte>>And I'll stick around for awhile to answer questions
Kalaks are angels, Y/Y?
>>19424184>YOU WILL NEVER FIND OUT>In all seriousness, no, they aren't angels, or angelic. They're an organic, living race.
>>19424215I meant that Angels in the religions of other worlds are more or less based on what bleeds through about Kalaks in some way.
rolled 14 = 14>>19424184the angelic name thing is just handy to exabyte I'm sure.
>>19424241>Not really- Azariel was the only kalak that's ever gone to a new world- the others were just eggs at the time.>>19424247>Yes, that's pretty much it. There's somewhere between twenty to ten of them roaming around, so I can't exactly make up new names. Although, come to think of it, this quest has a *lot* more characters than NFC did.