"Ishelda?" You hear Raziel knocking on your door, softly. You hear her shift her feet, and something feels. . wrong about it.Grayson seems to hear it too, and moves his head up quickly, mildly alarmed. . but then he sniffs twice, and lowers his head again.She knocks again, and you figure that if Grayson isn't worrying about it, you shouldn't either- So you open the door.In front of the doorway, you see a statuesque, human woman, with long black hair, a hawk-like nose, and dark blue eyes.She wrinkled her nose. "Yeah, I'm not used to this form. Too many fingers, and having lips are weird as hell. You okay?"
>>forgot the STATUS SCREEN>>Previous threads can be found at: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Sorceress%20Quest>Fate Points: 1>Signature spells: Summon Elemental, Control Magic.>Funds: Medium>Location: Currently sailing from Vithriel's Temple to The Weave
>>19505185*sniff* "I-I'm okay"then go back and snuggle behind grayson as if trying to hide that you cried.
You sniff."I-I'm okay."She looks at you closely. . and you can tell from her expression. . that she's actually buying it."Okay, good." She says. "Lewin wanted you to have this."Raziel holds out the sword. . but when she grips it by the handle. . the diamond blade darkens, into a deep, dark sapphire."Uh."
>>19505244"J-just put it down somewhere."And then plop on our bed/grayson not willing to talk anymore.
He called me a monster!ABLOO-BLOO-BLOO
"Just put it down somewhere." You say, not wanting to bother with it right now. She sets it down, and Rikar shifts back into diamond.You huff and plop back down on your bed.". . You're not okay, are you?" Raziel asks. She frowns. "Do you think I'm a monster?" You ask. Strange, you didn't even intend to say it. The words just. . came out."What?! No, you're not a monster." She says. "That's ridiculous. Being a monster is. .based on what you do, not what you are. And what have you done? You've saved lives, freed elves from demons. . .If anything, you're the opposite of a monster. Fellwind is just being a dick."
>>19505299Holding back the urge to cry again"Y-you mean it?"
"Y-you mean it?""Hell, you helped me of all people, and I threatened you when we first met." She said, putting a hand on your head. "Of course I mean it, Ishy."
>>19505182>mfw Raziel was intended to be an antagonist but then GIRL TIME and now she's a friendI love it when you post those bits. Really nice to see the quest is more than "roll high not to die".
>>19505320>Ishy"I-Ishy?... I like the sound of that"Hug her and then immediately fall asleep since you got some support and are not stressed anymore
>>19505341No, we do not. We are a princess, we do not receive nicknames.
>>19505381A princess can have a nickname in private.
>Fuck it- you're not a princess right now, and you're not a powerful sorceress right now. You're a vulnerable 10-14 girl who's just spent the past hour crying."Ishy?" You say. "I. . I like the sound of that." You say, and hug her tightly.You quickly fall into a soft, dreamless sleep.***"No, no, no." Raziel calls, her voice cracking like a whip. "Even though you have an extra joint in your legs, humans don't. And this is a human dance. Do you want to dance, Nahzit? DO YOU WANT TO DANCE?!"Nahzit doesn't respond."YES. YES YOU DO." Raziel says."Velrid is doing it right, see? Do you really want to be upstaged by your brother? Tense up your. . heel things, and don't use them at all.""Yes, Raziel." Nahzit said.You go above deck. . and see two of the lizardmen dancing with one another, Raziel dancing with Nahzit. . .and Grayson dancing with Bubbles.The last one is actually pretty interesting to see.
>>19505428Sit down and watch.I don't think we're in the mood to do anything else yet
>>19505335I agree. I like tifbits information like that.
Perhaps we should help?
>>19505593I'm with >>19505458. Just watch, and see how they're doing for now.
You simply sit down on the deck and watch, as the group learns ballroom dancing- The lizardmen, surprisingly, are the best at it, despite their abnormal physiology. Raziel trades off with Velrid, and then she shifts the pairs around, as she starts to teach Ezekiel and Ell.
So Lewin did give the blade back but are we going to keep it or tell him to keep it? Should probably decide that soon.
rolled 94 = 94>>19505655After a while we could slowly get into the mood and join in.Perhaps conjure atmospheric music and scenery?
>>19505673I keep mixing them up too.Fellwind = the dickLewin = pretty cool guyIf I am not mistaken. If any of them is to keep it, it should probably be Fellwind since it was his sword to begin with, though I don't mind letting Lewin keep it too.
Just something for later but we should see how Sacrifice affects our magic. Inb4 emo Ishy.
>>19505673Fellwind said, "I give it you." then went below. We picked it up and went below, heard the two talking and Fellwind call us a monster. We fled sobbing after dropping the sword. Presumably Lewin then asked Raziel to give it to us, being the decent guy he is.
Let's just give the sword back to him, he has more use to it than us, and knows how to use it.
>>19505673I'd like to give it back to him. Not because he deserves either it or forgiveness, but because when you give a gift in good faith, it isn't yours anymore regardless of the circumstances.He probably gave it back because he didn't want to feel like he owes us. We should show him we're a better person than he is, and remind him that it is his property to do with as he sees fit. What he does with it after that reminder is up to him.tl;dr: be the bigger man, even when you're the little girl.
Ezekiel, you can see, is somewhat wary about it, So you do what you can. You reach out with your magic, and darken the air outside of the airship, simulating night. Then you close your eyes. . and remember the last ball you'd been to. The music was soft, yet moving. . and so you bring it forth with your power.Everyone looks over to you, but you're simply sitting there, moving one of your hands as if you were holding a conductor's baton.
>>19505752Lets get lost in memories
rolled 83 = 83>>19505710I figgure we give it to lewin as a custodian, and some gold as well.we may never see them again, but the sword belongs close at hand to Fellwind weather he knows it or not
Give it back to him, if he still insists on not taking say throw it overboard then... let fate take it to someone else whos name deserves legend... because you threw both away.
>>19505760Whether. Weather is the thing that gets forecasted on the local news.But yes, I agree with you.
I say let Lewin have it
rolled 59 = 59>>19505752get up and dance along alone, perhaps an elemental embodyment of lost memories, dance the sadness away, or just bottle uit up with the activity...>>19505768sorry was up running BSRPG with friends my spelling is really screwed.
I'm surprised at the lack of HUE/trollsConsidering the protagonist is a little girl and all
rolled 28 = 28>>19505935>HUE/trollswhat are these?I ask merely for information.
>>19505959HUEtrolls are people who specifically try to get BADEND because they think the badend is funny.
rolled 16 = 16>>19505970have you read the other threads?Exabyte is almost one, but he lets us back up and retry most of the time when we have a massive bad-end inducing fuckup...
>>19505959an example of HUE would be futa rape with razielon topic let's dance with an elemental. show these rookies what real class looks like
You close your eyes, and you can almost see it. Your father did the introductions. You don't remember much of his speech; you just remember seeing the bright lights, and the smooth, marble floor. . and the dresses, there's no way you could forget the dresses of the other noble ladies. Hentiretta, Marigold. . "I, esteemed guests, welcome you." Your father was saying. . Still exerting magic, you get lost, in a sea of memories.
>>19506021this is kinda sad
Before you know it, you push yourself to your feet, opening your eyes. You weave together an elemental. . but it's different than normal- filled with some kind of. . glimmering, sparkling color, filled with reds and greens and blues. . It reminds you of the stars that night.You wrap your arms around the elemental, and start to dance.
>>19506089Continue living in the past for now.
rolled 24 = 24>>19506089I'm wondering at the eventts around us...but then Ishelda wouldn't know as she's paying attention to nothing but the dance...
>>19506159Nope, this relatedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScuJ9SAHVE4
"That's how you do it!" Raziel said, pointing at you and the elemental."I'm jealous." Henrietta said, in the past. "Everyone's looking at you, rather than me.""Of course they are." You remember Marigold, your cousin, responding. "That's because your dress is magical. How did you even get the wizard to enchant it?""He didn't." You remember saying. "I made it myself.""I wish *I* had powers." Henrietta had said."I remember hearing a story about powers." Marigold said. "Grandad told me tales about the first king of Arcturus, and he said that he could. . raise fire, and turn the stones themselves into soldiers. Grandad said he was from another world, and he called it sorcery."As you remember that, you freeze, and come back to the present.Bloodlines, inherited power.Impulse was right.
>>19506207Grandfather from another world?Keep this in mind and go back to dancing, perhaps we should teach them too.
You pull away from the elemental, and you examine it. The 'Wrath' elemental was volitile, angry, with bouncing, furious sparks richocheting off of every surface possible. . But this elemental is. . .different. It's beautiful, twinkling like the stars, and serene. What emotion is this one?You touch it, almost a caress, and it falls apart, shattering like glass against the deck."Now." You say. "I'll assist Raziel in teaching you."By the time you stop at one of the elven prisms for the night, everyone is . . passable. The lizardmen are surprisingly good learners, and Ell is pretty enthusiastic about it, but you can tell that Ezekiel isn't very interested. Raziel, of course, is almost as good as you are, but she continually complained about her human form, viewing it as 'ugly'.
>>19506319>but she continually complained about her human form, viewing it as 'ugly'.Is it?
rolled 56 = 56>>19506319"I know nothing of your kind. is this ugly?"conjure an illusion of what we expect a kalak to look like based on what we know of them and what we've seen. a composite as it were. summon an elemental to wear the illusion if it makes it easier...my money is not a burst of laughter and a series of descriptives that we can barely understand if at all...
>>19506363You're getting it wrong.She has a human form which she thinks is ugly. She is bad at shapeshifting so she can't get it right
rolled 85 = 85>>19506373>>19506331this is all that exabyte has said on the subject.>In front of the doorway, you see a statuesque, human woman, with long black hair, a hawk-like nose, and dark blue eyes.She wrinkled her nose. "Yeah, I'm not used to this form. Too many fingers, and having lips are weird as hell. You okay?"
"My best feature is my beak, and this body doesn't even have one." Raziel says, frowning. It's almost funny- her human form is beautiful, but she doesn't seem to realize it."I know nothing of your kind." You say. "What's ugly for your people?""Dull colors, a thin crest. . It's probably hard for you to tell, but I'll tell you, I'm gorgeous in my normal form." She said, drinking some more swamp brew- you hadn't been able to keep her from drinking at all, but you HAD negotiated her down to only a single orcish teacup a night.
>Exabyte @Futureexabyte>Here's a hint; The elemental was not based off of nostalgia or wistfulness.Anyone have ideas?>>19506403"Well, you're gorgeous by human standards at least, so don't fret it too much."We should start conjuring appropriate clothes for everyone.... or should we do that after we get to the city and see what the local fashion is?
"Well, you're gorgeous by human standards at least, so don't fret it too much." You say."Really? Okay." She said, with a sheepish grin. "It's hard for me to tell, really. You have no plumage to speak of, other than that pale stuff on your head."She shrugged, and took another sip."Tell you what- if, for any reason, you need to shapeshift into a kalak, I'll guide you through it."
>>19506422We definitely need to make sure our clothes are in fashion.We still need to give the troll some flowers though at some point, and we could try growing the ones on the ship a bit while we're on the weave.
>>19506483Smile. "Thank you for the offer.">>19506503Oh right, the troll!We should definitely put some seeds into it to see what happens, we also need to pump some magic into it to speed it growth and in the direction we want it to grow.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physical_attractiveness#Facial_featuresI realized I've never really considered this subject before.
>>19506564Does lightning fall under air, fire, or is it its own thing?
>EVERYONE DISREGARD THE DELETED POST"Thank you for the offer." You say, smiling at her. "Oh, right!" You exclaim, suddenly sitting up. With Lewin's injury, and then all of the things that happened after that. . you'd forgotten about Kell and the flowers!You pull Kell out of Grayson's saddlebag, where he 'graw's at you, and you pull out the packet of Galadriel's Light seeds. With a thin stick, you prop open the vines in his back, and he struggles, obviously uncomfortable.Planting the seeds into his back, you hold him tight, close your eyes, and focus, reaching out with your magic. . >Roll 1d100
Fire: Passion, Anger: bonus damageWater: Serenity, Joy: inspires alliesEarth: Devotion, Vigilance: bonus defenseAir: Anticipation, Haste: bonus speedHAHA!
rolled 35 = 35>>19506576
rolled 24 = 24>>19506576rolling
rolled 11 = 11>>19506576Here we go
>>19506580>Damn youu. But yeah, each 'emotion' has a parent 'element' for elementals.>>19506573>Lightning is technically 'wind'.
rolled 2 = 2>>19506576
rolled 2 = 2>>19506585>>19506589>>19506597FFFFFFFFFFffffFFFfFffff
rolled 48 = 48>>19506576FUCK YOOOOOU DICE GODS!
rolled 66 = 66>>19506576wow we suck
rolled 56 = 56FUCK THESE ROLLS MAN
In theory we could blow the fate point to make this work out...
rolled 61 = 61Oh God.Why do we suck so much?
GENTLEMEN, may I suggest we use our fate point here for an auto-100?
rolled 20 = 20>>19506576
rolled 25 = 25>>19506601>>19506606This is getting silly.
rolled 83 = 83>>19506611Meh, we can try again later.We could write it off that we're too tired after conjuring the ball
Kell twitches, and scrams away from your arms. He makes a tiny roaring noise, and reaches to his own back with his elongated arms. He tears up his own back, the seeds falling out. His body regenerates, but the seeds lie on the ground, apparently not having 'taken' like you wanted them to."What was that about?" Raziel asked, eyebrow raised.
rolled 32 = 32>>19506615OH GOD YES
rolled 64 = 64>>19506615Lets not.Nothing says we can try it again.>>19506624"Wanted to try something.Didn't work out."
rolled 49 = 49>>19506624If at first you don't succeed, try again!
>FATE POINT VOTE INITIATED> Use fate point to turn Kell into a 'GALADRIEL'S TROLL'> Do not use fate point, save it for later.
rolled 19 = 19>>19506649What do we really gain from a Galadriel's troll? Will he gain any offensive capabilities from it, or do we just get a mobile recharging platform?
rolled 50 = 50>>19506649I say we do it.
rolled 79 = 79>>19506649No, we should save it for when we REALLY need it.This was just an experiment which we can try again later. Maybe when Kell grows up a little.
rolled 11 = 11>>19506649i say no. and me might want to recharge naturally more often. he said that we only gain max stamina when we recharge naturaly, not with the crystals or the weave
>>19506649I vote against using our fate point. We can try normal sorcery after we have rested enough.
rolled 54 = 54>>19506673Yeah, that too.Lets not pull energy from other sources unless we really need it
>Consensus is on not using the fate point."Wanted to try something." You say, letting it go. "Didn't work out.""I see." She says, and picks up the seeds, putting them back in the packet. "Hey, I wonder. . ."She looks down at the seeds. . "Can I have one of these?"
"Sure." You say, and she takes it out, looking at it closely. "I'm probably going to need to sober up." She said. "Before we get to the point above my crypt, at least. I'm going to try planting one down there. . mostly because I'm curious what will happen when it mutates. And if it doesn't. . it means that we could. . possibly purify the wastelands with these."
It's not worth using a fate point on but I really want those seeds to take. Try feeding one to him or something? How many do we have, anyway?
>>19506732>And if it doesn't. . it means that we could. . possibly purify the wastelands with these.Bright up at the mention of restoring the wastelands."Really?!"
"Really?" You ask, brightening up."Well, they turn sunlight into magic, right?" She asked, looking closely at the seed. "How hard would it be for them to turn. . Astral fire into magic?"She shrugged."But then again, I'm not very wise right now."
>>19506785"No no, that's VERY wise.""I'll help you however I can!"
"No, no, that's very wise! I'll help you however I can!"She blinks. "Really? Why are you so into the wastelands, anyway? They've been here for a thousand years, and everyone else has gotten used to them."
>>19506830"But turning dead place into a prospering, fertile place is beautiful."
>>19506830"Well I've been here less than a year and I intend to see them fixed!"
>>19506830"If even the wastelands can be reclaimed, maybe there's hope for my home as well?"
>>19506853I don't think our home is irradiated mess. The situation there is completely different.
>>19506861It's still about fixing horrible messes. So I think it fits.
>>19506830"Because if we clean the land up we can create a new nation with all races united as one."
>>19506882It's not same at allNot at all
"Well, I've been here less than a year, and I intend to see them fixed." You say. "If we clean the land up, we can create a new nation, with all races united as one."She blinks."You're serious, aren't you?" She asks. "And what, do you intend to lead this nation?"
>>19506918Smile at her and say "who else?"
>>19506918Contemplate the question."I haven't thought about that to be honest""Either way, restoring dead lands is something beautiful on it own, right?"
>>19506918Shrug, "If no one else will I suppose. Otherwise I think I'd much prefer a life like this, seeing the world."
>>19506918Look at her starry eyed"You think I could?!"
>>19506918"truthfully, i want to try to make it simply to see if it can be done, whether i rule it or not is irrelevant."
>>19506991this is a good answerI don't want us to rule anything jsut yet
You think about it for a moment, and then tilt your head. "I hadn't thought about that, to be honest. Truthfully, I want to do it simply to see if it can be done. Restoring dead lands is something beautiful on it's own, is it not?""You're right, it is." She says. She seems deep in thought, looking at the seeds.". . This conversation." She said, slowly, as if she was just realizing it. "This conversation could. . could have changed the world."
>>19507006heh, exactly what i was thinking. we haven't even come-of-age now that i think about it.(though that isn't too far off)
>>19507038Realize that this is some kind of a project between two girl friends.Clasp her hands."You're right. We must work towards accomplishing this!"
"You're right. we must work towards accomplishing this!""Well. . I have an idea how we could get started." she said. "But I'd need to get a lot better at my necromancy. . or steal Azariel's throne."
>>19507085"Lets not try to antagonize Azariel. Why do you need to get better at necromancy for this?"
>>19507085"I'd prefer to build that nation on a peaceful foundation."
Now turning wasteland into prospering, fertile lands is something I can get behind to if we need to spend fate point.
"Let's not try to antagonize Azariel. Why do you need to get better at necromancy for this?""Well, even if it works, and we purify the wastelands, it won't be instant. And if we're building a nation. . we need to plant crops, build cities. . .It's a complete wasteland, and even without the astral fire, there's no life there. With necromancy. . We could have as many workers as we need, see."
>>19507230"If I ever figure how to make autonomous constructs and elementals, I could provide those too"
"If I ever figure out how to make autonomous constructs and elementals, I could provide those too.""So could Ell, once his talent awakens." Impulse said, leaning up against the gryphon that took her aboard the Jormungandr. You and Raziel whirl around, and she's standing there, with a wide smile. "I heard you are going across the wastelands, so I figured I would hitch a ride. Rads aren't good for ol' beaky here."
>>19507230Perfect idea what about making necromancy legal?
>>19507285"Is that what his talent is? Construct creation? Or is it broader than that?"
>>19507309No law in the wastelands, save that we make.
>>19507285What are "rads"?
>>19507310radiation>>19507309it is legal
>>19507285Well, since she's here, ask her if she has any ideas how to make permanent elementals and constructs.
>>19507324Thanks Captain Obvious.
>>19507335We should welcome her on the ship and give her some tea first.
>>19507324Quit metagaming.No it's not.
>>19507359my bad I read illegal. you're right
"Is that what his talent is? Construct creation? Or is it broader than that?"She shrugs. "Well. . It's one of the things Eidolon was capable of, if I recall. So if Ell has the talent, he can achieve. . well, everything Eidolon could do. Possibly more."". . .Rads?""The astral fire." The woman says, and she shrugs. "This is fun, answering your questions halfway, without explaining anything. It's . . probably less fun for you.""Very much so." Raziel says."Well then, until we get to human lands, feel free to ask me questions, and I'll give you honest answers. .for a price, of course. Once I decide on a price, anyway."
>>19507394"That's... Highly risky for me. What if you suddenly decide the price for all the answers you've given is something I cannot pay or choose not to pay? Then we might be at odds and I rather not have that happen."
>>19507394"Nah,unless I know the price I wont be asking anything."Besides, we can use out sorcery to cast some divination spell to learn hidden knowledge
"That's. . . highly risky for me." you say. "What if you suddenly decide the price for all the answers you've given is something I cannot pay, or choose not to pay? Then we might be at odds, and I rather not have that happen.""Then I'll go ahead and ask now." Her grin gets wider. "I'll answer your questions. . for Rikar. The blade, not the soldier."
>>19507435Don't think this deal is worth it. We could potentially get our answers elsewhere but Rikar is pretty one of a kind at this point. No idea if we'll ever make anything like this again.
>>19507435"What do you need the sword for?"I don't think we have any questions that warrant such a price. I mean, this is a potentially legendary artifact tier weapon.I say we refuse
>>19507435So not worth it.
>>19507435Nope, there will be no such deal.
LOL NO"What if I answer one of your questions for every one I ask and you answer?"
>>19507435Laugh. "No. Something else."
"There will be no such deal." You say, instantly."Hmm. ." She rocks from side to side, thinking. "Any suggestions for what you would pay?"
>>19507497See>>19507477A question for a question, an answer for an answer.
rolled 92 = 92>>19507497A single gabadriels light, and allowance of passage instead of treatment as stowaway. FOR ALL OF OUR QUESTIONS.
>>19507521A single seed, rather. Assuming we have more than 5. (Assuming rare quality, instead of just controlled.)
"A question for a question, an answer for an answer.""No deal." She says. "I've no idea what I'd ask you. Any of my questions, I just. . seek out the answers myself.""A single Galadriel's light, and allowance of passage instead of treatment as a stowaway." You say.In response, she holds up a pouch of seeds. "Too late- I pilfered a few already. How about. . When you gave me this body, you crippled my casting ability. Release that spell."
>>19507559We might ease it, but not completely remove it.
>>19507559sounds good to me
I will just be frank with everyone in this thread, i DO NOT trust this person. At all.
>>19507592I don't either honestly. I don't think we should ease up on her casting - especially when she blatantly just said she stole crap form us.
>>19507605>She 'pilfered' them from the elves, not from you. Just figured I should specify that."I may ease it, but not completely remove it."She thinks about it, then tilts her head. "As long as you know that I may keep some secrets.. But I won't lie. Deal. Go ahead and ask."
>>19507559WOW... 92 and it still failed....I say to continue the barter. raise casting ability to 15% in exchange for all questions answered. you said it was 3% right? I just really think that the best option is to destroy impulse, because impulsive behavior is nearly the epitome of evil.Chaoticneutral at very best, but more like CE.
>>19507630There is no diplomacy roll in this quest, buddy.
>>19507617"Does our plan regarding the flowers and the wasteland have any chance of success?""What world did my grandfather originally came from?"
>>19507630I also am upset that we lost two major characters in the process of getting them, but impulse seems perfecly fine...
How would you suggest I close the last demon portal?
"Does our plan regarding the flowers and the wasteland have any chance of success?""Hmm. . .Yes, it does." She says. "Especially if you make extensive use of your powers.""What world did my great-great grandfather originally come from?"". . I literally don't know." She says."How would you suggest I close the last demon portal?""Destroy an artifact." She says. "Some artifact- Any, really. The sacrificial knife, Azariel's Throne, Rizar, Kaladriel's Heart, Your golem... As long as you do it close enough, and do a sacrificial ritual for it, it should close the portal."
>>19507650well why the fuck not.
"Who, if anyone, inhabits the continent on the far side of the world?""Did you notice the elemental I summoned earlier? What was it made of?"
>>19507698I like that idea. Rikar is an extremely dangerous weapon, and to close he portal would be a worthy sacrifice.
>>19507698How does she know about the world Ishelda is from?
How do you know so many things?What's your talent?Where are you from?What was your relationship with Eidolon?What do you know about sorcery?Where can I find the best tea in this world?
"Who, if anyone, inhabits the continent on the far side of the world?""To the east or the west?" She asked. "On the former side, you have. . the dwarves. And on the other. . ." She grinned. "Ogres.""What?!" Raziel asked, sitting up."Did you notice the elemental I summoned earlier? What was it made of?""I wasn't here, then." She said, then closed her eyes, and chanted a spell. "Serenity, or some weak. . joy or excitement." She said. "Some kind of positive emotion, but not very active.""How did you know about the world I was from?""When the golem woke me up, I was able to browse it's memory. You declared yourself the 'Crown Princess of Arcturus' when you knighted it." She said, and shrugged.
"How do you know so many things?""I'm tricksy.""What's your talent?""That's something I won't say." She said."Where are you from?""Something else I won't say.""What was your relationship with Eidolon?"She opened a single, glimmering red eye. "That's *definitely* something I won't say, even if you'd given me Rikar.""What do you know about sorcery?""Very little." She said. "Just that certain mindless beasts can use magic via emotion. . so it stands to reason that there would be a Talent that lets a person with a mind use magic the same way.""Where can I find the best tea in this world?""Well. . I'm somewhat partial to swamp brew, and that's. . technically a tea. . " She says. "Speaking of which, I noticed you have some casks here. . ""No. It's mine." Raziel said, with a glare.
"Would raising a dragon using necromancy break the sacrifice?"
"Is there anyone in this world you'd recommend I meet with that I have not already?"
>>19507809"Could you draw me a map of the entire world?"
I really don't like this thing. When we release some of her magic we should turn her back into a rabbit, just for giggles.
>>19507865Technically she never stopped being a rabbit. She'd just turn back again, perhaps slightly angry.It's a really pointless thing to do.
"Are there any intelligent aquatic races?"
>swamp brew the best tea in the world
"Do you know of any alchemized substances you'd be willing to share with me?"
>>19507876Can we at least give her a rabbity nickname?"why do you want to go to the human provinces?"
"Would raising a dragon using necromancy break the sacrifice?""No." she said. "The nature of the ogre's sacrifice was that 'all dragonkind would die, and remain dead'. Undead doesn't really defy that. of course, if you raise them permenantly, and make them a body like you did for me, that would be 'true life' rather than the 'false life' of necromancy.""Do you know of any alchemized substances you'd be willing to share with me?"". . There is the material that Azariel's tower is made out of- I call it ebonstone. There is little else beside that, orichalum, and spellcrystals.""Why do you want to go to the human provinces?""There are artifacts I'm seeking." She said."Is there anyone in this world you'd recommend I meet with that I have not already?""Know this." She says, raising a hand. "This world. . has been slumbering for a long time. When you came here... You started to meddle. . waking things up. Azariel has taken to his throne again. The orcish king has entered battle. The archdemon was slain. I have returned to this world. the elven council is united because of Kyvann's return, and the high lords are no longer fighting one another, because you alerted them to Uriel's treachery. The lizardman empire is changing. My answer is this; it's in your nature to meet the important people in this world. That's the conclusion I've come to. So I have a feeling you'll do it even if I don't say names."
>>19507974So we are indeed the Chosen One. Oh well.
Do you know if anyone else from my world survived?
>>19507974Will we get to choose between a red, blue, or green ending?
>>19508064Oh come on, even Exabyte is a better writer than THAT.
rolled 30 = 30>>19508009>>19508064this is what WE CHOSE TO DO fags. god damn. we WANTED and still WANT TO make a difference and change the world. seriously we're talking about purifying the land ravaged by a magically induced nuclear bomb.
"What is Azariel's Throne?"
"Do you know if anyone else from my world survived?""The demons. . usually don't kill people with magic power immediately." She says. "So there's a possibility they might be alive. . but by this point, I'm sure they don't want to be. I have no way to be sure, though.""What is Azariel's Throne?""I can answer that." Raziel said, but Impulse shushed her."Azariel's throne is an artifact made out of the stone of . . some kind of mountain from the kalak homeworld. Seer's Peak, It would be called in this language. What it does is gives. . distance to spells. As long as you sit within it, your magic can reach the entire continent. That's why his tower is built within the very center of the continent- so he can have maximum reach. But it has a habit of. . draining life force, but empowering one's spells. Artifacts aren't very reliable, most of the time. They're temperamental."
>>19508167Who is the chosen one?
"Does rikar have any similar artefact downside?""what is Azariel's goal in this world?""why are you collecting artefacts and items of power?"
>>19508227Azariel already stated his goal himself.
>>19508276What is it?
"Does Rikar have any similar artefact downsides?""How would I know?" She asked. "I've never touched the thing. From what I can tell, though. . It can't be stolen. Only traded and given away. I have a feeling that it also 'chooses' it's owner, but there's no way to be certain.""Why are you collecting artifacts and items of power?" You ask.She grins."I'm studying the very nature of magic itself- which artifacts are. . very significant toward.""What is Azariel's goal in this world?""His goal? To. . . create a place for his children, and for his kind. That wasn't his goal at first, but when he stole the batch of eggs as he escaped his world. ."
>>19508285>It chooses its owner>It changed from diamond to sapphire when Raziel held itIt seems some investigation is in order.
>>19508355>>19508285>Raziel falls in love with ishelda.>Raziel obtains Rikar>I'm okay with this.
>>19508285What is your relationship, both current and past, with Azariel?What happened to his world?What do you know about Rikar's abilities?
>>19508391We are playing a little girl. There had better not be a goddamn romance plot.
rolled 94 = 94>>19508391but I am not...unless we have a 4 year time-skip anyway...at least.
>>19508285"You tried to steal it, didn't you?"
>>19508391What. I want SCIENCE!, not lesbians.
>>19508479I don't understand why those two things are mutually exclusive.
>>19508514Because lesbians are too damn distracting.
>THERE WILL BE NO GODDAMN ROMANCE PLOT>WHY DO YOU THINK I MADE HER 10-14?>If anything, raziel's closer to an older sister than a lover.>If there ends up being four years in-quest, I might permit romance plots, but you guys will have to work for it."What is your relationship, both current and past, with Azariel?""Oh, when he first came to this world, I was able to explain a few things to him." She said. "I also got his story and such."What happened to his world?""Well. . ."You notice that Raziel looks very, very attentive, hanging on to Impulse's every word."He was a criminal." Impulse said. "A monster, a fugitive."Raziel's eyes are as wide as dinner plates."He made his throne, and with his evocation, he simply sat in it and tore the world asunder. When he was finally captured, and his slaves freed, they sealed up his evocation magic. During the demon attacks, he escaped, retook his throne, and left to a different world. . by sacrificing twelve female kalak. He stole their eggs- for further sacrifices, I suppose, and left. He ended up at Crescent Islands, where I was at the time. We became quick friends."
>>19508561"How can you be friends with a Monster?"Totally not looking for advice or anything.
>>19508561Raziel, I'm guessing that the version you were given is different, but that you are unable to elaborate on where the differences lie. Am I correct in this?Crescent Islands, that is where Eidolon left his family tree and where Azariel ended up. You seem to have spent time with quite a few important people there. Am I allowed to find it strange you became quick friends with the man who tore his world asunder like that?Also, what is your current relationship with Azariel and what was it like when you were sealed into Bubbles?
>>19508561How did those who defeated him protect themselves from his evocation.?How was he captured?
>>19508625>>19508620I'm fairly sure they became friends before he was revealed to be a monster. That or this Impulse is even more untrustworthy then I thought.
"Raziel, I'm guessing that the version you were given is different, but that you are unable to elaborate on where the differences lie. Am I correct in this?""No, you're wrong." She said. "I can tell you which parts of her story I . .wasn't told. I was not told about the. . sacrifices. Nor the throne, nor the Crescent Islands.""How can you be friends with someone like that?" You ask Impulse.She shrugged. "What he did in his old world. . was of no consequence. The world was dead anyway, with the demons. It was a fresh start for him. I'm a firm believer in fresh starts- similar to how I got my own fresh start when I entered your golem. Before it was your golem, that is.""What is your current relationship with Azariel?""He doesn't know I live again. And if you mention my name or appearance. . he won't be able to tell who you're talking about. Impulse is just a strange word to him. That's. . one of the reasons for my fresh start.""What was it like when you were sealed into Bubbles?"". . Nothing to say." She said. "It was like. .dreaming, I suppose. I caught the end of conversations, and there was this strange. . dreamlike qualities."
>>19508620>>19508625>>19508683I think the wisest thing to do when dealing with beings from another world with immense power is to befriend them. Not everyone is a hero and certainly not everyone is capable of defeating him. So befriend, watch and learn and in time you will have gathered useful knowledge.
>>19508561No romance? Ok.You slowly awaken, with the groggy feeling that mornings normally bring. But something is not normal. The lower half of your body feels damp. You look down. It's red. You're covered in blood! You quickly leap out of bed, scanning the room for enemies. The room is quiet and empty. Ser Bubbles stands guard in the corner as usual. What's going on? Now that you think about it, you don't feel injured. Well whatever happened, Bubbles would have seen it."Bubbles, why am I covered in blood?""I would deduce that you are entering puberty.""Puberty? Where's that?""It is not a place. It is a process that organic lifeforms go through in order to reach sexual maturity.""Se... what?""Allow me to demonstrate. Eidolon made sure I was equipped for situations like this."Suddenly, Bubbles begins growing. Or not quite growing, he's just rising. Eight segmented tendrils are extending from his feet, making him look more like an octopus than a spider...>And then there was much tentacle rape. The end.
>>19508707Why did you choose to enter Bubbles, or was it not by choice?What do you know about Rikar and its capabilities?
"Why did you choose to enter bubbles?" "Because I was aging, broken down, and my magic had refused to work like it had been for the past fifty years." She said. "So I didn't want to die.""What do you know about Rikar and it's capabilities?""I already said- I know little. It seems to be the 'honorable' type of artifact. Artifacts usually have a mind of their own. . so Rikar is probably. . of strong moral fiber, likes fighting for justice. . a perfect weapon for a knight.">Momentary delay whilst I eat with family.
>>19508768She said she doesn't know anything about Rikar, and I don't much want to hand it to her so she can find out.Seconding asking about being stuck in bubbles, though,
>>19508850Are you willing to tell me more about your magic and capabilities?
>>19508856Need to know what we're restoring, after all.
>>19508850What would Azariel's reaction be if he found you lived again? Positive, negative, ambivalent?
"Are you willing to tell me more about your magic and capabilities?""Not. . particularly. The more one knows about me, the more it cripples my. . tricksiness." She says."And what would Azariel's reaction be if he found you live again? Positive, negative, ambivalent?""Oh, it would probably be positive. . But then it would stop me from manipulating him as easily. Do you have any other questions, or are you going to partially unseal my magic?"
rolled 82 = 82>>19508959I'm out of questions.Unless we wanted to go back on that deal and not unseal her.
>>19508959Do you know how I could get my troll to accept Galadriel's Light?
>>19508959Do you have any insight on Kell, the little troll, and getting Galadriels light to grow in him?Good to know, would you care for a cup of tea once I partially unseal your magic?If she's at like 3% now get her to 10% or so, leave plenty of room for us to bargain with.>>19508976I'd rather not burn that bridge right now, it seems overly risky.
>>19508677Can I have these answered?
rolled 24 = 24>>19508959how did you board my ship and where and how did you hide?return a relative fraction to the impulse woman.
"Just a few more. How did those who defeated Azariel protect themselves from his evocation? And how was he captured?""From what I know, he never saw them coming. He wasn't as accomplished with divination as he is now, so I suspect they just sneaked up to him.""Do you know how I could get my troll to accept Galadriel's Light?"". . You could probably do it with a very specific regimen of life magic and just plain arcane infusion." She said. "You would need someone specialized at that sort of thing."". . .And how did you board my ship?" You asked.She pointed to the gryphon she was leaning on. "Ol' beaky here can fly. Hence the wings.
>>19509118Hmmm it would be wise to learn how to hide ourselves from divination magic, maybe enchant our transport at some point too.
Impulse leaned closer to the gryphon for a moment, then pulled away. She raised her head to the sky, and spread her arms, both hands clenched tightly into fists."Hit me." She said.
>>19509118We don't really have much in the way of a crew right now, do we? That means less chance of someone spotting things.Have we asked her how she died?
>>19509149That would be unladylike.
rolled 8 = 8>>19509149let her have 25% of her power.
>>19509178Thankfully I already rolled here >>19508976We shouldn't pass up the opportunity to punch her though. Practical magic
rolled 99 = 99>>19509149I'm tempted to say disintegrate her. She freaks me out
>>19509149I know see where your name comes from. Alas I do not hit without good reason.>>1950917825%? Nope. 10% is good enough for now, adjust as neccessary in future
>>19509211>knowI meant "now know"
>>19509207I think we're trying not to be a monster, in light of recent events.
>>19509207Don't disintegrate her, but this 99 could be nice for getting her up to 10%, we want to keep as much leverage as we can on her.
>>19509207Shit son.I wonder what a crit would have done in this situation.
>>19509199Control Magic is a signature spell, we don't need to roll. I'd say about 20% seems fair.
>>19509236Gotta agree, 10% is too little. 20, 25% would be better.
>>19509236Since we don't know the extend of her power, 20% might be too much. Better raise a little and then some more, than raise a lot, realise it's too much and seal it back down. That would suck for her.
"That would be unladylike." You say. "Alas, I do not hit without good reason."She opened an eye and looked down at you. "I meant 'hit me with the unsealing spell'."You reach out with your magic toward her- and you see her own eye follow the path your magic is using.Can she see it?A blur moves in front of you as you unseal her, and she swings one of her arms down, catching the magic with. . Kaladriel's Heart. It doesn't take your energy, surprisingly. . it just blocks the spell."Thanks." She said.
>>19509270So, how much did we unseal? 10% 20-25%?
>>19509288None, she blocked the spell with the crystal full of loadsamagic. And her speciality is studying magic. And now she's probably going to use them together to unseal herself to 5000% or some shit.
>>19509270wat?Did we unseal her completely and then try and reseal her to a different level or did the artifact block our attempt to unseal her?
>>19509311>The artifact blocked your attempt to unseal her."Now I can use this, and unseal my magic completely." She said, palming the crystal. "The Heart is good at replicating spells. . Even sorcery."
>>19509327That's cheating, Flopsy.
>>19509327That's not what we agreed on. At all.Time for some retribution. Magic the heart off her.
rolled 77 = 77>>19509327Overload the heart so it explodes
rolled 88 = 88>>19509327Well, fuck.I don't want her to be able to unseal herself like this. We can trace the flow of magic back to the crystal and we have two options, try to remove the ability for it to replicate that or steal it with magic, maybe teleport it out of her hand. I'd advocate the latter as I'm not sure we can pull off the first.
rolled 97 = 97>>19509367Why do I have images of mushroom clouds floating around my mind?>>19509355If it blocks magic then we shouldn't do magic that directly effects it. We could try sealing it in unbreakable crystal or something?
You can feel betrayed, right? Can we summon betrayal elementals?
>>19509367>>19509369>>19509397Heh. Honestly she might have gotten away with this with no complaints if she hadn't felt the need to gloat. Impulse indeed.
>>19509327I vpote we let it go. She doesnt seem like she wants to be ishelda's enemy and the only thing we can do about it is kill her outright. I doubt that will work
Bah, let her go.Is there power in Names here?
>>19509512vote not vpote
>Vote initiated!>Take the crystal from her? (using the roll of 88)>Destroy the crystal? (Using the roll of 77)>Let her go?
>>19509558>>Take the crystal from her? (using the roll of 88)Do this, delete the spell from the crystal and return it."No manners. None at all."
>>19509558let her go
>>19509558Take the crystal.
>>19509558Take the crystal, second preference Destroy. I Really don't like her.
>>19509558Let her go, she'll only be pissed at us and htat'll cost an ally.
>>19509558Hmm, take it. She's snuck up on us enough times to demonstrate that she obviously has the resources to get it back but we can at least tell her off for cheating us.
You get. . angry. Not normal, firey anger. But something different. Something more. . solid, more determined. . . You feel betrayed.But you don't waste it on an elemental. Instead, you simply. . .Move the crystal to your hand. It vanishes from hers, and she just. . blinks."What" She says. It isn't even a question, or a statement. She just says something to say it.You graze your hand over it, and feel the imprints of the unsealing spell you had put on it. You wipe it clean. . then you toy with the idea of keeping it.She glares at you, then looks to bubbles."Spider. Awaken. Listen to this next word."". . Resurgence."The golem buzzes."Understood, master. Eidolon recognized.""Take the crystal from the girl." She says.
>END OF THREAD 19>My twitter is @futureexabyte>And I'll stick around to answer questions.
>>19509636>toy with idea of keeping itWhatWHATNo.Give back now.Bad girl.
>>19509636Throw the crystal back to her. No need to antagonise her any further,
>>19509639>answers to questionsIs there power in Names here?
>>19509656>Names? You mean like, True Names and such? No, not particularly. It does help with divination magic, but little else.
>>19509636"Now that is interesting."Unseal her to ~10% then toss her the crystal back.I was advocating 20% earlier but that's what you get for trying to cheat.What use does she think Bubbles is going to be though? We can just drain all its power as soon as it touches us.
>>19509636Aawww sheet.And I was going to be nice and vote to give her the crystal back.
>>19509639Well that went well. She cheats us, we get even and try to get this situation back on the grounds we agreed to, she cheats us even more as a result. Can we get out of this without violence, Exabyte, or at least part with frayed relations and Bubbles intact and back on our side?Impulse is helpful. But she's too, not surprisingly, impulsive. This may be because we don't trust her, which may be why she doesn't trust us, but there's no telling if she'll actually be trustworthy if we trust her and give her magic and crystal back or that she'll give Mr. Bubbles back.The clearest solution, is to simply erase the unsealing magic she stole from the crystal- that's too dangerous to leave with her, because that can theoretically be used to 'unseal' any number of metaphysical locks, many of which would best go untampered- unseal her magic as we promised, and get Bubbles back (and with us recognized as 'Eidolon') in exchange. That's assuming she's amiable to leaving the most violent result of this situation as a mere Mexican standoff, which is being rather optimistic. Being more pessimistic she might not wait and just try and kill everyone immediately until we give it back and she won't plan on giving back anything she's taken.What's the chances of the optimistic result, Exabyte?
>>19510013We did erase the spell.>>19509636>You graze your hand over it, and feel the imprints of the unsealing spell you had put on it. You wipe it clean. . then you toy with the idea of keeping it.
>>19510013>Knowing you guys, I'd say that you've shown yourselves as good diplomancers; See Raziel and Three from NFC, so there's a pretty good chance that you'll leave without overt combat.>But then again, you have to take Impulse's motivations into account. . .>Or at least, you *would* have to, if you knew the full extent of her motivations.
>>19510112Exabyte! Stop being ominous, it's scary!Also:>"Take the crystal from the girl." She says."I'm not a girl, I'm a monster."
>>19510056Yes, yes, one step down, I'm aware.>>19510112She wants to understand magic as well as she can. Hence, one motivation for stealing the unsealing spell. One no doubt far more important than that mere "I want my magic back" thing. Though being magically impaired makes magical study harder.I think the 'toying with the idea of keeping it' thing was a bit out of left field, we were just taking the crystal from her, as she took our magic. But in any case, you don't steal the work of your colleagues. We've endeavored to understand magic plenty. And she just jipped our work, in addition to breaking her word! And now she's taken something of ours as a bargaining chip as we just did, that something being Ser Bubbles, a thinking (if overtly logical and law-riddled) and pseudoliving being. She's overstepped severely.So, negotiating and explaining these facts will no doubt see us giving her magic and crystal doodad of learning back, and her giving our golem back minus the sleeper code and agreeing not to take magic from us we aren't willing to share. And if she's some kind of devil in disguise, well, shit, we'll just have to leave a magical killswitch enchantment on her magic as we fiddle with and unseal it. Simple.
I think we should do what Mr 97 >>19509397 here suggested and seal the artifact. She can have it back when it's been rendered much more difficult to use and then get the hell off our ship
>>19510112We can diplomance anyone, once we make it clear to her that the spell is no longer on the heart she'll understand her best chances of getting her magic back and understanding the unsealing mechanism is to stand down and not try to cheat us.Also last thread Impulse said something about us all being from the noblest of Lineages, and she included Grayson in that. Is Grayson the Prince of the Bears? Is that why his manners are so excellent?
>>19510272Waste of time, energy and ally.
>>19510275>Prince of the BearsBitch please, Lord of the Berry Bushes and King of Bearkind, King Grayson should be offended by that ordure.
>>19510365He's still young, he is not fully grown yet.
>>19510275>Dire animals are essentially, standard animals with Talents. Usually, said talents manifest as them being smarter, wiser, larger, and more powerful than most. During that conversation, she essentially said that 'talents make royalty' as opposed to the other way around. >So no- he's only one of many 'royal' ursine.
rolled 70 = 70>>19510875rolling for turning bubbles into our own golem, no other possible master ever. otherwise destroy him.
>>19510997Tomorrow, bro. Quest is over for today. Hopefully you are in a better timezone then I, and wake up before it's half over
Beginning the next thread we should just toss the crystal back to her.Remember, the order was "Take the crystal from the girl", if we do not have the crystal then the golem will not make any moves.In the meantime, we will cast a spell on Bubbles removing the override completely and getting him back under our control."Don't think your tricks don't bother other people, this was not what I agreed for." Cross your arms and go "Humph!"
>spider>girlWe have names, bitch. Voting for calling her "Rabbit" for the rest of the conversation.Also,>Threatens us to make a body because she says she has nothing to trade and wouldn't give her knowledge even for a body>Tries to trade her knowledge for a minor improvement to the body a couple of days later"Impulse" certainly seems to suit her.
>>19513299Also,>She's already revealed that she could read my memories while she was possessing me so she'll know anything I know but her knowing the secret code must mean she's Eidolon even though she's blatantly not because she's completely the wrong gender for a start.What the fuck, Bubbles. Knighthood revoked until you learn to think for 5 seconds before betraying us.
>>19513489Come on man, it is an override code. Not his fault.Remember that it is an artificial construct first and foremost, it is not a person.
>>19513592Then we make him a person.
>>19513820That's actually not a bad idea.