>>Previous threads can be found at: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Sorceress%20Quest>Sorry last thread was cut short- I couldn't post for an hour, then finally said 'fuck it' and stopped for the day."Don't worry." Grubwort said. "If I need something, I'll just use that handy ring and ask you."Soon enough, the meal was finished, and the orcish crew filed out of the hall, leaving just your retinue, Kyvann, and the orcish royalty.At least, until the baby ancient troll poked it's head out of Grayson's pack. It 'graww'ed, and everyone looked at the little troll. There was a momentary pause. . And then the king started chuckling.
>>19457368Say, shouldn't it be possible to ship the trolls infesting the orkish lands off to the wall?Bring an ancient troll who's loyal to the hobgoblins to the orks, escort it around the lands to "recruit" the other trolls and then send them off.
>>19457408That's.... a good idea actually.
The queen calmed down, releasing her grip on her staff- you'd hardly noticed that she had started to cast some kind of flame spell."That. . thing is something that Lady Ishelda created." The venerable king said, explaining to the queen. "I believe the plan was to. . raise it, and use it to control the other trolls, and get them all out of our lands. Correct, lady?"
>>19457376But it's his shipARGH
>>19457520"Yes. Hopefully it will work out"
>>19457520"That's the idea.I got a piece of an ancient troll back in Hobgoblin lands. They were surprisingly accommodating and donated it to me."
Question. Why the hell do we need to personally go with Kyria to each and every damn spire just so that she can gloat to the elders?Let her go, ffs, and have us do our thing. I was hoping that we were done with her and her quest after we saved her father.
>>19457520That was the plan, though I don't think it's in any state to go recruiting as of yet. It seems a bit young for such a momentous task. Unlike other trolls it can speak, do a degree, so perhaps I can raise it into a proper gentleman with manners and decorum. He already far exceeds Fellwind and Lewin in the manners department.
>>19457574>Answer. You don't."Yes." You say. "Hopefully, it will work out. I got a piece of an ancient troll back in hobgoblin lands; they were suprisingly accommodating and donated it to me.""If- If it does work, that means. . the orcish nation will owe you quite a bit, Lady Ishelda." The queen said. "I have to admit, I'm quite in awe that you could enter diplomacy with a troll.""He already far exceeds Fellwind and Lewin in the manners department." You say, with a teasing smile. Lewin frowned."But then again, so does Grayson." Fellwind added.
>>19457597"In Grayson's case it's magic. That explains both everything and nothing."
>>19457597Don't worry you two, with time and patience I will teach you yet.
>>19457597"Well, the ones on the Hobgoblin mainland are much different than the ones here so it wasn't hard to parlay with them... but to clarify they do not speak. I just asked for the piece of bark and after some deliberation they gave it to me.">>Answer. You don't.Right.It was also a general question to other players. Why do you want to haul your ass after her? I wanted to go exploring and having small adventures. Kyara overstayed her welcome long ago.
>>19457639The main reason to keep her around for a bit longer is to pick her father's brain for information. He knows quite a bit, once that's accomplished give her a victory lap around the cities and drop her off to gloat like a madwoman. If we're feeling polite we'll also transform some crystals so she can make another without difficulty and perform experiments on them so they can mass produce them.
"In Grayson's case, it's magic." You say.". . You created the troll with magic, too." Lewin added."Not to mention, naturally, trolls can't even make noises unless they're badly burned." Ezekiel mentioned."Oh?" The queen asked, raising her eyebrow. "What do you and yours know of trolls?""It's quite simple; Our father created them."You feel the tension in the room rise.
>>19457682"Created as for the purpose of defending the wall. Many centuries ago."
>>19457682Venerable Queen, I urge you not to do anything rash.As far as I know their father made them for the purposes of guarding the wall against a demonic incursion, a rather worthwhile reason you must admit. Their father, insofar as I know, had nothing to do with the ogres "gifting" you the troll seeds.
"Created for the purpose of defending the wall, many centuries ago." You mention, and the queen gives you a look that you can't quite decipher."I see." The queen says. The tension abruptly vanishes, but. . you have the feeling that you might be overstaying your welcome.At the edge of your hearing, you hear Raziel relax- you notice that she's holding another ogrish finger bone, underneath the table. She meets your eye, then slips the bone into a pouch on her thigh.
>>19457773>but. . you have the feeling that you might be overstaying your welcome.Well, we should get going then.
>>19457773Apologise to the queen for trying her patience and hospitality so much.
"I'm sorry, Venerable Queen, for trying your patience, and I don't wish to abuse your hospitality." You say, standing up and curtsying to the two orcish royals."No worries, lady." The queen says. "You're welcome here any time you wish."Your retinue and the royalty finishes the pleasantries, and you say your farewells to the orcish knights, going back to Grubwort's ship- No, it's yours now, you think to yourself."What is the plan now, lady?" Lewin asks, as the group climbs onto the Jormungandr. It seems strangely. . . empty, now that the orcish crew is gone.
>>19457937Let's see which of our remaining compains are interested to stay with us.
>>19457937We should bring Kyara and her father back home first and then set out to do stuff.
>>19457937See if Kyvann wants to stick around or if she just wants to rub this in the Elder's faces and go back home.We are heading to elf land no matter what, either for gloating or dropping her off. It'll give us time to school Fellwind and Lewin in manners as I think we should visit provinces soon, perhaps Cerulean. Lady Cerulean may have proper manners and we can enjoy our time with another lady of refinement and breeding.
>>19457937"I'm not really sure. I think I would like to visit all the places I haven't had the chance to visit yet.And if things get too boring, there's always an uncharted continent to be explored."
>>19457983By Kyvann I meant his daughter Kyara, but we should see what his opinion on this is as well.
>>19457983I see absolutely no reason to go around gloating to people who we don't know and have never met. Of course, we will drop her off at home
>>19458015Dunno. We could get a really nice tour of all the important elf cities out of it.
"I'm not really sure. I think I would like to visit all the places I haven't had the chance to visit yet. And if things get too boring, there's always an uncharted continent to be explored."You lead the group to the deck, and then stop. You turn around, your dress flaring out around you as you do so, and then you curtsy to your retinue."Now. . . "This marks the end of this road. Soon, I will undertake a new road, and continue travelling the world. I'm taking this time to ask you, my friends. Who wishes to come with me?"Grayson harrumphs, and then lays down, putting his head on his crossed forepaws- you know he means to stay. The troll climbs into one of Grayson's saddlebags, and . . goes to sleep, it seems.Ser Bubbles, in it's tinny voice, speaks up. "You are my master.""I'll come, Lady." Lewin said. "You know my reasons.""Where Lewin goes, I go." Fellwind added."I think. . me and my father should go home." Kiyara said."Yes, certainly, I need to go back to the spires and. . relax." Kyvann said. "This place doesn't seem like it would be that relaxing, you know?""I have nothing holding me back." Ell said. "Not after Councilor Absinad gave me leave from the Spire's warehouse. Not to mention, You need someone to fly the airship, don't you?"
"I'm still thinking." Ezekiel said."And. . I'm not coming." Raziel said. "I'm going to make my own way back to the wastelands."She shrugged, her wings twitching, and she whispered a spell to herself. . before stepping off of the ship, and landing on the water, walking on it as if it were solid ground. She waved, and started trudging on."You know where I'll be, Zeke." She said, and walked off.
>>19458073We could have given her a ride if she wanted, her loss.Well I'll drop you two at the spires of course, let you get your gloating and you get your relaxation in.Of course on the way there I'd love to have some tea with you Kyvann, pick your brain and learn what you have to teach.
>>19458073Should we toss her one of the rings?
>>19458073"You should be proud of your sister. You know how hard it is for her to leave you behind."
>>19458133I would lean towards no
rolled 38, 79 = 117Before setting out, if no one has any other ideas for magic muscle work, I wanna try to go for nat 100 for the permanent air/metal elemental again.I'll give it 2 tries for the trip.
"You should be proud of your sister." You say. "You know how hard it is for her to leave you behind."He lowers his head, and for what must be the thousanth time, you wish you could discern kalak facial expresisons. "Wait." He says. "Raziel. Come with us."Raziel stops."Ishelda?" Ezekiel asks. "Is it fine if we both come with you?"
>>19458238"Very. It's great to have so many friends with me."
>>19458238It is beyond fine, I would happily welcome you.You've seen my retinue, I consider them all friends and I would be honored if you would be counted among their number.
>>19458238"I suppose so."
>>19458238Yes, you can come with us.Maybe we should cast a spell on ourself so that we can read their expressions as we can read human expressions?
"Very." You say, with a wide smile. "It's great to have so many friends with me."Raziel whispers another spell, and climbs up the side of the ship, pulling herself aboard."So, us two are the only ones leaving?" Kyvann asked his daughter, and she nodded."Well. . I hope you can drop us off- it wouldn't be fun to have to swim." He added, with a chuckle."Of course- On the way there, I'd love to have some tea with you, Kyvann; Pick your brain, learn what you have to teach. . .""It's a plan!" Kyvann cries.An hour later, tea is set up, and the Jormungandr is floating toward the elven lands."And now, Lady, you can pick my brain. Ask away!"
>>19458348"I spoke briefly with Azraiel (or whatever his name is), and he said you believed you could close the demons' portal. Did you happen to succeed?"
>>19458348Well let's start with the obvious, could you please detail me everything you know of demons.
"Well, let's start with the obvious. Tell me everything you know of demons.""They're usually red, and very nasty." He said. "They have. . limitations. I don't know what they all are, but I know a few; They can do magic, without words, but only when it comes to fire. When they do illusions, they can't do illusions of blood relatives- they tried, on me, but I saw that the illusion was completely wrong. Their . . home, if you could call it that, is. . a nexus of sorts, tenuously connected to all worlds. For some reason, it's impossible for them to open any more portals here- I'm not sure why.""I spoke briefly with Azariel, and he said you believed you could close the demons' portal. Did you happen to succeed?""Nope, not at all." He said. "Ran into that twisted, broken spire, got to the portal, archdemon showed up and froze me with some. . . wordless spell. . and after that, they tore my magic from me. I may never get it back."
rolled 49 = 49>>19458454"What were your plan to close the portal?"rolling to fix his magic
>>19458454>and after that, they tore my magic from me. I may never get it back."Oooooh, I did that once. It's supposed to come back after some time, although it may take quite a while.">Demons"Did you actually manage to talk to them?"
rolled 98 = 98>>19458479We can do better than that.
rolled 96 = 96>>19458479lol, juuuuust not enough to get a 50
rolled 100 = 100>>19458479Thats not how you return magic into someone
>>19458479I think we should probably do some research on his condition before we start screwing around with his magic.>>19458490>>19458491... Okay. Those 2 appeared while writing...
rolled 38 = 38>>19458496I KNEW TO TYPE SOMETHING ABOUT DRAGONS BUT NOOOO
>>19458496Wow, that really is how you return magic to someone. Nicely done good sir, nicely done.
"Did you manage to talk to them?" You ask."That's another one of their limitations, it seems. They don't speak. . not even to one another.""What was your plan to close the portal?""There was an ogrish ritual that closed this world off from the demons. . I was going to give up my own life to recreate the ritual. but now that my magic is gone. . ""It's supposed to come back after some time, although it may take quite a while."He shook his head. "They did it only once to you. They did it. . countless times. If I ever do get it back, it will be limited. Crippled."You shrug, and put your hand on his head. You reach out for his magic. . and it's similar. . no, identical, to what you did to Uriel. You focus. . And then the world bursts into light, energy swelling inside of you. . but it's not your energy. It's not his, it's not even the ship's, or the weave's. The arcane power springs forth from nowhere, building inside of you. . and you let go of it the only way you can think of- by shoving it into Kyvann's head.He screams, and his head rocks back, sparks of unlight springing from his flesh, swirling about with uncolors you only recognize from the time you tore through the tapestry of the world, exotic, arcane power thundering through the entire ship, as the airship shudders so hard that everyone, save for you, falls to their knees.
>>19458560"Here, fixed it."
>>19458560I probably should have asked you first, I have a really bad habit of acting without confirming this sort of thing first.I think I just gave you a pile of magic, not sure if it was originally yours though. It might be similar to mine so when I drop you off keep in contact and tell me what you find out about it.
rolled 63 = 63channel some of the magic away so he is not overwhelmed. (recharge some crystals if they are near or channel them into the ship)
"Fixed it." You say, and pull him to his feet.Ezekiel, Raziel, Ell,- even *Bubbles* looks at you like you're mad."What. . was that." Kiyara asks.Kyvann whispers a few words under his breath, and twists his hands. A shimmering sphere appears in his palm, and he looks up to you with awe in his eyes."You. . opened a portal." He said. "And tore magic from. . somewhere else. How did you do that?"
>>19458614Magic!No seriously I have no idea how I pull off half the stuff I do. I made a magic sword of unbreakable crystal that can parry magic once, I just think of what needs to be done and it either happens, happens to an absurd degree or I fall unconscious.
"Magic, dear Kyvann."
>>19458630I think this is the best course.
>>19458630>>19458658I don't think we should give elaborate explanation beyond just saying 'magic'
"Magic, dear Kyvann." You say, patting his cheek."That's what she always says after she does something impossible." Lewin speaks up."I. . see." Kyvann says. "I'm not sure if this is making me think it's a delusion. . more, or less than I had before."
>>19458679"Now, now. Don't tempt me to screw with you head again."
>>19458679"Tell you what. A delusion is a product of your own mind, right?So do you think your mind would make up what just happened?"
>>19458669>>19458679I think this is why we should give a full "confession" just this once. Be fallible. We wouldn't be fallible if it was a delusion, would we?
>>19458679Cant he just check if he is under a delusion with his newfound magic?
>>19458714The problem I see with this is that our confession would be "What I want to happen happens if I have enough energy. Sometimes better than expected."It would be nice however to know more about our power ourself."I do not understand my powers very well either. You know what, lets make finding out why magic works that way for me one of our next goals!" (Only say this, if others agree to this goal)
"A delusion is a product of one's own mind, right?" You say. "Do you think your mind would make up what just happened?"He gaped, and then cast the spell again, gripping the sphere of light, as if to reassure himself.Suddenly, you get dizzy, and the ground seems to shake. Your muscles don't ache, so you know you didn't use up your magic, but you used. . something up."Lady?" Lewin asked, and caught you as you almost fell over.
>>19458714>>19458752There is absolutely no reason to go "confessing"
>>19458756"Ah, I think I need some rest."
rolled 45 = 45>>19458756Do a magical check to see what we used up.>>19458771+1
>>19458756"No good deed goes unpunished... I'd really like to get some rest now."
rolled 86 = 86>>19458756Sacrife broken summon dragons
>>19458803WHY DO YOU LIKE DRAGONS SO MUCH?!
>>19458833I'm not even going to respond to him anymore. Consider +1 auto-downvote any time someone mentions dragons
>>19458833Some one has to?
>>19458803You summon dragons, and that breaks the 'Sacrife', and then the world explodes.>The End of Dragon Summoning Sorceress Quest, Now shut up>Would you like to load a save?"No good deed goes unpunished." You say, unsteady on your feet. "I'd really like to get some rest, now."You sit down, and lean your back up against Grayson as you rest.>Is there anything else you'd like to ask\do before arriving in the elven lands?
>>19458882So Kyvann, would you mind keeping me appraised of whatever you do with this new magic thing I got you? It's for research of course.What can you tell me of the Provinces, to be more specific what can you tell me of the Ceruleans and Lady Cerulean, I've heard she has impeccable manners.
>>19458882Ask Kyvann how he survived on his own and got to the portal. No small feat that is.Also ask him how strong the Archdemon is
>>19458882Talk some more to Raziel. We need to learn about Kalak facial expressions, and she might become a little less attached to her brother if she makes a friend. At least it seems like she could use one.
"Kyvann, how did you survive on your own and get to the portal? That was no small feat.""After my airship got blown out of the air with fire magic, I simply. . fought my way there. My spear was broken upon one of the hellknights, but it wasn't hard to evade the imps as I snuck in." He said."How strong was the archdemon?"". . Very, very strong." He says. "He- it- was able to freeze my movement without a word, and was able to tear my magic away without giving me a chance to resist.""Would you mind keeping me appraised of whatever you do with your new magic? For research, of course." You ask, and he nods."Certainly. I've just been casting spells to create light. . I'll need to find my backup spell book for anything bigger." He said.You turn to Lewin. "What can you tell me of the provinces?""There are five major ones; Sirius, Neptune, Cerulean, Ursae, and Venus.""To be more specific, what can you tell me of the Cerulean Province, and High Lady Cerulean?""She's. . obsessed with formal balls, and eager to meet the other province lords, since her father died. Rumor says that she's gunning for a wedding with one of the high lords."
>>19459006I think we should get kyvaan to try our way of spellcasting since we fixed it it might be like ours
>>19459006OUR NEXT DESTINATION HAS BEEN DECIDED! WE ARE GOING TO A BALL!
>>19459006Make a ladylike sound of glee. I do love weddings, I haven't been to a proper wedding in ages. Oh dear I'm going to have to prepare for this aren't I?What can you tell me about who she's getting married to.Also tip for your magic if it's based out of similar origins as mine, I have no clue if it is, just imagine what you want done and let it happen, I'd like to know exactly what I did here.
>>19459041Gunning for, means that she is aiming to get wed with a high lord. Easily mistaken for going to
>>19459029THIS SO MUCH!
"I haven't been to a proper ball in ages!" You cry, letting out a ladylike cry of glee. "Our next destination has been decided!"There's a moment of silence."Also, Kyvann, there's a possibility that your magic is similar to mine; just imagine what you want done, and. . let it happen." You say, unable to explain it any better.He closes his eyes, and spreads his hands. . Then he opens them again, and looks down. "No, nothing happened. Maybe. . I'm not doing it right?"
>>19459146"Imagine you are rolling a set of dice and you have to get above a certain number in order for the spell to work."
rolled 38 = 38>>19459166This. Rolling for Kyvann.
>>19459146"What if... Could you envision a spell, despite not having a spell book?">>19459166I think that's a bit too meta, but I guess I'm outvoted.
rolled 80 = 80>>19459184He can do better than that!
rolled 45 = 45>>19459166"You mean like this?"
>>19459146"Perhaps I was wrong."
"Hmm. . Imagine you're rolling a set of dice, and you have to get above a certain number in order for the spell to work."He raises an eyebrow, but closes his eyes."I got an eighty." He says. "But nothing is happening."You don't even feel a pulse of magic from him- it must mean that his power isn't like yours. You recall the time you tried to teach the wizard at Arcturus to use magic like you did- it ended up this way for him, too."Perhaps I was wrong." You say."I'm at least glad to have my. . standard magic back." He said.
>>19459216STICK WITH THIS ONE!
>>19459244"I'm sure you are. I do feel I should apologize for not even asking, or warning you before I did it.
"I'm sure you are." You say, with a smile. "I do feel I should apologize for not even asking, or warning you, before I did it.""No need to apologize." He said. "From what little I know about it. . a Sorcery needs to be done on impulse.""Sorcery?" You ask. That word. . it rings in your ear."Just. . a word from a book I read." He says. "One written by a fey from long ago. A fey named Eidolon."
>>19459399"What did he say about it?"
rolled 9945, 6076, 5352, 5885, 2369, 8829, 102, 5479, 3872, 2928, 6213, 8734, 4548, 9039, 9326, 7454, 8658, 4003, 2156, 1936, 7719, 6257, 3589, 2874, 110 = 133453>>19459244>roll 80>he imagines rolling an 80Holy shit, we have the power to roll dice in people's heads! Attempting to send the demons insane with endless rolling.
"What did he say about it?""Not much." He said. "It was a theory. A power called by emotion and will, as opposed to a power called by thought and knowledge. Something that could change- or break- the nature of reality. He cited wyverns, trolls, and dire beasts- beings that use magic without having the minds of men, fey, or ogre. If it's possible for them, he theorized, why not sapient creatures?"Then he shook his head. "I don't have the book anymore- and I don't know where it is. If I did, I would tell you."
>>19459459"That does sound like what I do."
>>19459459"I'm sure it will turn up eventually."
"That. . does sound like what I do." You say.Ell walks down from the wheel. "We're about to arrive at the prism.""I see." Kiyara says, and grins. "You about ready to go brag to the councilors about your state of living?""Yes, yes I am." Kyvann said, with a grin. It fit him a lot better than the grim expression he'd had while explaining sorcery. He got up, and bowed to you. "Lady, once again, I thank you for freeing me from that. . that hellhole, and I thank you for breathing life into my magic once again."He bowed a second time, and the airship shuddered as it went into port.
>>19459459"Ser Bubbles, do you know anything about such a book, or where it could be found? Or is that another thing Eidolon bid you forget?"
"Ser Bubbles, do you know anything about such a book, or where it could be found? Or is that another thing Eidolon bid you forget?" You ask, as Kyvann and Kiyara both left the airship, waving to you, Ell, and the rest of the people on the airship.The spider golem's head turned to look at you. . and those three crystals that served as its eyes simply. . . bored into you, as the golem was perfectly silent. It was staring, unerringly. . You had a very, very bad feeling about asking the golem this question.
>>19459581"Kyvann, while it is not befitting of a noble lady to gloat, I feel I should at least be present for this. And maybe to giggle at some of the stuffier councilors as they completely lose their regal demeanor to pure flabbergastedness."
rolled 49 = 49>>19459626And then everything went to hell
>>19459639Only slightly mostly it seems.
>>19459626"Ser Bubbles, please forget that I asked you that question."
>>19459626"This is one of those things I simply cannot override, isn't it? Very well. I will not press the issue, Ser Bubbles. Just don't hesitate to tell me if you have a directive that no one is to acquire this book or read it lest they have to be skewered, because I'd hate to come to blows over this book if it does manifest itself."
". . .Eidolon never wrote any books, master." The golem said, finally. "I suspect that the elf spoke lies."The golem's presence was overpowering, as it almost. . .loomed above you. Strange- you'd never felt Ser Bubbles like this before.The low tones of Grayson's growl started, and the dire bear pushed itself to it's feet- apparently the bear felt the same thing that you did.And then it was over, and the golem looked away. Nobody else noticed, it seemed, save for you and Grayson.
>>19459711"Do you know what to make of that, Grayson?"
we need more people to crew the ship how about them lizards
>>19459711Bubbles is freaky sometimes.
"Ser Bubbles, please forget that I asked you that question.""Understood, master. I have forgotten." It said.You turned to Grayson. "Do you know what to make of that?" You ask him. . and the bear harrumphs, and rolls it's shoulders- an ursine shrug."Where to now, Lady?" Ell asks, and brings up the map. "The compass Kiyara put in here is . . strange. I don't even understand how it works- it seems that it uses divination magic, but that should be impossible for an enchanted item. But it will point us to anywhere we need to go.">SANDBOX TIME>Where to, ye sorceresses\princesses?
>>19459786Sweet.I suggest we go to Cerulean Province
rolled 73 = 73>>19459786TO CERULEAN PROVINCE!
>>19459786We should go wherever in the spires is most famous for affinity with the sacred Elven flowers. If we can get some, then we have an efficient solar magic generator, and will be far more self-sufficient magically in every way, from spare magic, to keeping the boat's crystals supplied, fueling Bubbles, etcetera. And we might be able to make Musta-Krakish look nice and pretty with them, too!
>>19459805Why not. I'm okay with that.
rolled 82 = 82>>19459805If >50 then FLOWERSIf <51 then WEDDING
"I suggest we go to Cerulean Province." You say."But. . how will we get past the warped lands?" Ell asks. "The astral poison . .""If we go over, we'll be safe." Ezekiel said. "Or Raziel could use her necromantic protection field spell.""I couldn't do that for more than two people, much less the entire ship." Raziel said. "Even if I hadn't lost Wharghaul.""So, over?" He asked, and you nod. He puts his hand on the compass, and the compass spins. . and then the airship shuddered. "We're going to the west prism first, and then we're going to go over the clouds of the warped lands."
>>19459903Guess everyone wins then. Flowers in the west prism, and then onwards to Cerulean!
rolled 64, 18 = 82Should we do some magic enchanting or other projects while we're on our way?Perhaps pump the lil troll with magic and enchant him? Make him more loyal to us, etcAlso, recharge the crystals while we're on the Weave
>>19459903"You lost that spirit?"
While you travel, you hold the tiny troll tightly. At the rate he's growing. . it would take a few hundred years for him to get to Ancient Troll status. . so you'll just need to amplify his growth with magic.You close your eyes, and focus. . The troll twitches, and you hear him 'graww' once more, and then... he starts growing. He gets heavier, but you note that despite him growing. . he doesn't sprout any thorns. It seems that whatever he is, he's not a standard troll."Lady." Ell says, coming up to you. "You know how, in Carved Fortress, I said I had. . . well, a plan? That's very, very illegal? I'm thinking, if you want to, we could try it just outside of West Prism."
>>19460012"I'm very skeptical of this plan, Ell. What is it and why is it so illegal?"
rolled 3 = 3>>19460012I'm listening. (flutter eyelashes)
"I'm listening." You say, fluttering your eyelashes."Well, I'm thinking we could steal some Galadriel's Light." He said."What is it, and why is it so illegal?""My plan is to use some of the more exotic artifacts in the West Prism's warehouse as a distraction, and then have the airship pick the flowers up. Galadriel's Light is. . very tightly controlled." He says. "Because the council from several generations ago didn't want non-elves getting their hands on it."
>>19460101"Hmmm, I'm sure that's not something we should do without thinking quite hard about the consequences it would have. Even if we would succeed."
>Sorcery is normal, like on our world>Eidolon doesn't like sorcery because it's too powerful/it could end the world/it killed his parents/it looked at him funny>He casts an epic spell to write the rules of magic and turn sorcerers into wizards>The spell retcons reality/all evidence is brutally repressed by the elven conspiracy so that sorcery is forgotten>This causes him to lose his magic forcing him to make the crystals>Bubbles is still more loyal to Eidolon than us so he doesn't want us discovering the truth/Eidolon's lost research notes and possibly bringing sorcery back to this worldThere, all figured out. It's the only possible explanation.
>>19460101And what are those artifacts you talking about?Elaborate on your plan in more detail please.
>>19460101"That sounds rather exciting. Do go on."
>>19460119Then who was the demons?
>>19460119>Sorcery wasn't normal on your world, either- only you had it, that you know of."And what are those artifacts you're talking about?""One is a jar, filled with wisps of light. It's simple in application- I can control it to blind anyone who sees us. Another, is a cloak of darkness, that keeps one from recognizing the person underneath." He says. "And then a few other. . odds and ends." He says. "But those two are the main ones.""Hmm.. . I'm sure that's not something we should do without thinking quite hard about the consequences it would have." You say. "Even if we would succeed.""I understand, Lady." He says.
>>19460172Eidolon. He's behind everything. The demons are his shapeshifting clones.
rolled 85, 29 = 114>>19460228Hey, I'm not against this.Ask him if he can think of any other artifacts that could help, then we can go and make them out of oricharum
>>19460228"Well... We do have a troll, though. A very inconspicuous, small troll. What if he were to simply waltz into the flower's fields in the dead of night, take a single seed and replicate all the Galadriel's Light we could conceivably need? They do have an affinity for plants after all. They ARE plants!"
>>19460235Does that mean that Ell is another demon trying to create war between men and elves over the flowers?
>>19460228Or we could make another love potion and ask the guard to give us a flower.
rolled 76 = 76>>19460228since we might be doing some other things that may or may not be illegal why not also make off with a bag or two of crystals and a few large loads of orchalicum..."Lewin how much hold space do we have?!"
>>19460282Taking a magical flower or two that are withheld from the rest of the world purely because of greed and ancient conspiring human-hating councilors is one thing. Stealing loads of shit from the elves as a whole? That's not cool bro. No.
rolled 19 = 19>>19460282>>19460228for that matter how much deck, hold, cabin, cooking, and work space do we have?and somewhat importantly can any of us cook?
How about, we jack the flower, and meld it into the ship. Also, since we will be having a vine airship, if we DO manage it, we could just have Ell feign ignorance till it was too late. We did it at night, and Ell woke up and it was there. He has plausible denial ability and if they get all uppity about it, we had no idea. If they STILL have a problem with it, we can inform them that we could trade them the rights to the design of a flying airship that can fly without the Weave for an extended period of time since we are the only ones besides Kyvann that can design storage crystals.
rolled 98 = 98>>19460329well then what other things can we BUY from them? as I recall we have MODERATE FUNDS remaining...perhaps a little money to refit with...
"We do have a troll, though. A very inconspicuous, small troll. What if he were to simply waltz into the flower fields in the dead of night, take a single seed, and replicate all of the Galadriel's Light we could ever need.""That might work, but the flowers take quite a long time to bloom." He says. "But. . a troll, with Galadriel's Light instead of the normal flowers. . That might be something. Even moreso if we put orichalum inside of him. . Make him a moving prism, in a way.""Lewin, how much hold space do we have?" You call out, and he walks over. "We have. . quite a lot." He says. "The Jormungandr was originally a trading ship- that's how we were able to carry so many people. Right now the hold is full of cots, but we can tear those out easily."
>>19460360"I don't think it'd be wise to put non-plant matter into a troll. It won't be able to grow with him, and then it'll just be like an uncomfortable bunch of metal splinters.""Store the cots in densely-packed pieces for now, until they are needed. No reason to be wasting useable space like this. Ah, Jormungandr, are you able to do that yourself, actually? I realize I haven't been talking to you as much as I should and don't know how much you can do."
rolled 88 = 88>>19460360then thats something we can do until the critical moment then.lets carefully take down and neatly stack them all.we may have a need to carry a great number of people again, but for now we may want to fill the space with other things.what of the ships stores and supplies?what food do we have and what stores and spares?any onboard weapons stores? what of current other supplies?
>>19460282>>19460353>>19460439MONOTREEME. STOP EATING ALL OUR GOOD ROLLS.Can we count these towards something useful rather than wasting them? We're going to start falling flat on our faces otherwise when it rubberbands back into the low 20's and 30's.
>>19460360>the flowers take quite a long time to bloomLike everything, that can be fixed with magic. In fact we just did it to the troll 5 minutes ago.
"Let's carefully take them down and stack them all." You say."Yes, Lady." Lewin says, and he and Fellwind goes below deck."Ah, Jormungandr, are you able to do that yourself, actually? I realize I haven't been talking to you as much as I should and don't know how much you can do."The airship doesn't respond."Lady," Ell said. "I don't know how things work, where you're from, but here. . . airships, even very special, customized ones. . I don't believe they can talk."
rolled 27 = 27>>19460453but their so damn tasty...
>>19460513"It talked last time. Oh well."
rolled 28 = 28>>19460513it's how the ship named itself; by orcish tradition it is named.lets expend a little magic to resonate with the ship and ask nicely...
>>19460513"Ah, but I awakened it. Like I awakened Grayson. When I first did it named itself before me and Grubwort, but no on else heard. I don't know why Jormungandr is so picky about who it speaks to. Maybe it's because you're the helmsman, Ell. Ask it something, see if it answers."
"It talked last time." You say, then shrug. "Oh well."You spend some time watching Lewin and Fellwind carry heavy objects about- it's incredibly interesting, for some strange reason. . ."You lost that spirit?" You end up asking Raziel. She looks out across the landscape around you, as you travel the weave."It was an incredibly powerful spirit. . but it was the angry one that I mentioned- I couldn't control it like normal, so when that hellknight showed up, I freed it. Wharghaul died for the second time, fighting that hellknight." She said.
>>19460636"Wait. Does that mean he could be brought back once again, and rise from beyond his second grave?
>>19460636"I think that might have been an end he would have liked. One does rarely have the chance to die for such a worthy cause as slaying a demon."
rolled 29 = 29>>19460636"well if I ever meet him I'll be sure to blame you for it."((be sure that she knows it's a joke...))
>>19460636Spirits can die? What exactly is a spirit, anyway?
"Spirits can die?""Not. . exactly. That was hyperbole. I just can't summon him anymore.""What exactly is a spirit, anyway?""It's. . What's left, after a sapient being dies. The more memories they have, the stronger the spirit. One's spirit is... connected to divination, I think.""Wait, does that mean he could be brought back once again, and rise from beyond his second grave?""His totem is broken." She said, holding up the two shattered splinters of the ogre finger bone. "If you could repair it, then yes, I could bring him back again. . but there's no conventional way to repair it, normally."
rolled 11, 31 = 42>>19460721Doesn't hurt to try
rolled 1 = 1>>19460721"What about magical mending?"
rolled 95 = 95>>19460734yes it does...
rolled 83 = 83>>19460740
>>19460740>1He comes back, his totem fixed. His tremendous Ogrish girth, however, causes the ship to nosedive and crash. Everyone dies, and then he kills our spirits to grind our ghostbones into flour for ghostbread. Delicious. >HUEHAUEHAUEHAUHEAUHEAUHE
"Doesn't hurt to try. . " you say, and hold out your hands.You focus. . and the two splinters of bone. . dissolve into ash, taking away a significant portion of your magic."I think this will work. . " She says, taking the ash into her talons. Your world swims, and your sight dims, making it hard to see.Something very large, and very angry shimmers into being. It raises a weapon. . and brings it down onto Raziel. You hear a sick crack, and feathers land on you. You hear a roar in ogrish. . and then a second crack reverberates, along with a massive crushing force to your head.It hurts.You reach for your magic. . but it's gone. It's gone and something is. . eating it. You widen your eyes as much as possible. . and see a very corpereal ogre, bending down, his mouth chomping on your arm. It's devouring your magic.Lewin draws back his bow, and fires. . But the ogre catches the flaming arrow. . and consumes whatever magic was within the arrow, as well. Fellwind leaps forward, and the ogre brings down his club. .Whargaul had much more reach than the short, diamond blade. Another sickening crack reverberates from Fellwind's torso, and he coughs up blood, falling to his knees.Your mind dims, and the last thing you notice is the ogre bending back down to you, consuming the last of your magic.>Whargaul the Vampiric Warlord continued to devour all the magic in the world. Shit sucked for everyone.>WOULD YOU LIKE TO LOAD A SAVE?
rolled 98 = 98>>19460721A pity. perhaps I'll give it a try some time, keep the pieces in the mean time.perhaps we should help Lewin and Fellwind...perhaps by standing in a corner of the hold and telling them they're doing a good job.<((still curious about the ship data though...I like boats, even if they fly...))>
>>19460834Nah, let's call it here. An antimagic apocalypse sounds like a fine ending.P.S.: Jokes.
>>19460834Yeesss, let's load a save and try again. Using the 80 and those two 90's this time instead of natural 1'ing ourselves to death.
>>19460854>Good point.>THIS IS THE END OF SORCERESS QUES->not reallyYou take the two pieces of bone into your hand, and you focus. . .A shimmering light drains some of your magic, and your muscles ache, but not much. You hand her back the intact fingerbone."Thank you." She said. "I'll have to re-carve it, though. Did you have to repair it *that* well?" She asked, with a chuckle and a smile.Hey, you recognized that expression- you must be getting better at understanding Kalak facial expressions. It's mostly the eyes and the crest, you notice, and not the beak at all.
>>19460909"My apologies. Sor- ah, my magic, it's more a soft science compared to the hard science of wizardry. So the results are sometimes unpredictable. Do you think you might be able to control him this time, with the fingerbone so intact?"
>>19460954>science science scienceWho do you think we are, Vivienne O'Mailley?
"My apologies." You say. "My magic is. .somewhat unpredictable. Do you think you might be able to control him this time, with the fingerbone so intact?""Hardly." She said. "It's not the totem- it's his spirit itself. I can tap into the necromantic energy for a few things, but I can't control him- I normally won't want to, even if I could. I have other totems for that."Her eyes suddenly raise in suprise."I have an idea. Ell!" She said, and spun around, her deformed wings spreading wide. She almost *ran* to him, and started asking him about orichalum.
rolled 22 = 22>>19461034listen in for a bit, then go belowdecks and supervise the bed-movingor bust out a tape measure and start looking at the walls speculatively
>>19461034This is going to be interesting. Make ourselves comfortable on Grayson and watch.
You get a bit closer to the two, listening in. . ."-I'll show you." Ell said. "There's a good example of a ritual circle near the airship's power core. I'm. . not well educated in necromancy, but theoretically, you could carve a staff the same way you could with the totems."The two of them went below deck, leaving you alone with Ezekiel, Bubbles, Grayson, and the increasingly-larger troll. . which you still haven't named.
>>19461192If the supertroll is to be a great leader of men, I mean, trolls, let's call him Abe.
>>19461192Hmm, what to name the troll. Let's call him Sir Kell, he's a troll he ought to be as unkillable as that guy.
>>19461217>DaveWell... He IS made entirely out of vines. Living vines that could easily become unfurled into tentacles to slap people's shit.
>>19461240At the very least make it Ser or Sir Dave, we're allowed to knight people, we're a princess. We should probably knight Fellwind and Lewin once we feel they have achieved sufficient manners.
"I shall name you. . ." You say, picking the troll up again. "Ser Kell!"That's when Ezekiel goes below deck, reading his spellbook absentmindedly.And then *that's* When Bubbles charges for you, it's eight, very sharp legs clacking loudly.>>END OF THREAD 15>>My twitter is @futureexabyte>>And I'll stick around to answer questions you have.>>Also, naming characters after NFC characters are making it *really hard* for me to consider crossovers.
>>19461237I like Kell, he's going to be unkillable and we only get one use of the name Dave, are you sure this is where you want to spend it?
>>19461345Oh fuck oh fuck oh fuck oh fuck oh fuck WHAT DID WE DO NOW
rolled 57 = 57>>19461345the various islands about the perimeter of the map.if we looked at them would we find any old ruins?cause I like old ruins...and they might contain goodies...
>>19461387I think it's the sorcery thing.
>>19461345>Implying it wouldn't be hilarious if a crossover happened and each character met their bizarro selfCome on. Imagine Grayson's face when he discovers his alternate fantasy self is a dire bear in a number of silly hats.>>19461411We bid him to forget thaaat!
>>19461345Clearly there is something dangerous behind us which he is rushing to save us from. Yep.
>>19461393>Possibly! I haven't decided yet!>I do have quite a bit of data about the map, surprisingly, even down to 'is this a forest' or 'is this a scrubland' and such. Even though I sometimes twist that data to my own ends; for example, making the lizardmen temple into a swamp.>One thing I don't have is the structures, because I didn't have the world's history at the time.>>19461418>Remember; You only bid him to forget that you asked the question about the book.
>>19461418We told him to forget we asked the question. That's not the same at all.
rolled 62 = 62>>19461345for the record I want our reaction to be dodging sideways and an order "as your master I commanding you not to injure any of my traveling companions!"this way we will give an order to not kill us, and at the same time get out of the way in case he's attacking something behind us.and if all else fails we can yank the magical impetus from him...>>19461432I suggest minecraft for ruin creation. get a whole bunch of interesting player made structures and play with them a little
>>19461517That order doesn't prevent Bubbles from attacking us, if it was so inclined.
How are the elven crystals made? Not charged or carved, but physically formed.
>>19461517Also it's grammatically incorrect. You don't "commanding" someone, you "command" them.
>>19461763>The crystals are made out of alchemized quartz, similar to how orichalum is alchemized copper. >Alchemy being the modification of one object into another, similar to Fellwind's blade was turned into 'magical, magical diamond'
>>19461996Interesting. Are there any other commonly alchemized substances like those two?
>>19461996are orichalicum and the crystals also naturally occurring? or is alchemy the only way to make them?
>>19462052>>19462033>Alchemy is the only way to make these materials, and they're very unique, being the only 'metamagic' materials.