>>Twenty threads! This means, alongside NFC, that I've been questing for fifty days now. With few breaks. One of these days I'm going to go mad. . but that's not today!>>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: Jormungandr, North-west prism, The Weave, Late night.The golem's feet clicked as it ran for you. . And you tossed the crystal to Impulse.Apparently, the golem viewed Impulse as a 'girl' as well. . and barreled into her, bowling her over and snatching the crystal from her."Don't think your tricks don't bother other people." You say. "This was not what I agreed on."You cross your arms and 'humph' at her. She pulls herself up, examines the crystal, then raised her eyebrow. ". . Fair enough." She said. "I doubt I could get you to cast another unsealing spell on me, huh. Golem, hand the crystal to me.""Yes, Eidolon."Bubbles, dropped the crystal into her palm.
rolled 31 = 31>>19517465control magic draw a large portion of magic from Bubbles leaving just enough to ambulate slowly but not much more.no, the agreement was one casting for questions answered, would you care to make another bargain?
>>19517465"I stand by my word, put the crystal out of your reach, and I will unseal a portion of your abilites."
rolled 69 = 69>>19517465>>19517458you might expect a slow day what with some people having father's day plans...
>>19517535I don't think we should unseal her, she's obviously a devious little bitch.
You touch Bubbles' surface, and you draw energy out of it. The golem's crystals go dark, and its head droops."I stand by my word." You say. "Put the crystal out of your reach, and I will unseal a portion of your abilities."She frowns. "I don't like the idea of letting go of this thing. I'll be fine if I stay sealed; It just means I need to find World Key sooner, rather than later. You still going to let me hitch a ride over the Warped Lands, right?"
>>19517465"I was going to unseal your magic, you know. I upheld my end of the bargain. But then, you sodded it up, cheated me, made me break reality to keep such a dangerous bit of sorcery out of your hands- if you couldn't trust me enough to simply ask for it nicely you certainly can't be trusted after stealing it- and the hands of whoever acquired that crystal, and then you mind controlled my loyal knight! Speaking of which, undo that codeword, and either free him or transfer control back to me. You're doing a terrible job at being tricksy, Impulse. You're just being rude, untrustworthy, and... And... A GIT! I'll give it another go, but don't expect me to be happy about you wasting my magic, AND causing this standoff."
>>19517578You did just try and cheat me, and then you commanded Ser Bubbles to assault me and steal this from me. You are hardly being a hospitable guest.Before I even consider allowing you to stay on my ship you're going to have to relinquish all control over Ser Bubbles and grant it to me.
>>19517578"Of course. Now, would you like that power or not?"
"You did just try and cheat me." You say, "And then you commanded Ser Bubbles to assault me and steal this from me. You are hardly being a hospitable guest."You wait a beat, for dramatic effect, and then continue."Before I even consider allowing you to stay on my ship, you're going to have to relinquish all control over Ser Bubbles and grant it to me.""Why would I?" She asked. "You heard it; I'm it's maker. Golem, climb onto the gryphon."Ser Bubbles climbs up, and curls up on the gryphon's back- 'Ol Beaky doesn't seem happy about it. Impulse, meanwhile, closes her eyes, and whispers a spell."Oh, I actually don't think I need your help to get to the provinces. You hardly noticed; but the Heart learned your trick. Take me, the golem, and the gryphon to the Provinces." She says, commanding the heart. With that, you feel the crystal's magic flare up. . and then Impulse vanishes, alongside her two companions.
rolled 28 = 28>>19517685DIVINATE THAT SHIT. FUCK YOU, YOU'RE NOT STEALING SER BUBBLES FROM US, YOU SKANK.
rolled 32 = 32>>19517685That bitch just stole our Golem, and she didn't even stay for tea.Divinite this.
rolled 10 = 10>>19517685Nobody leaves without drinking tea.
>>19517700I beleive you mean scry...>>19517685>>19517578didn't we take the power out of bubbles?
rolled 90 = 90>>19517685scry that hoe.if we feel that we can we can drag her ass back here.
>>19517726>Most of it, which meant it couldn't use any of it's abilities, but it could still move slowly.You close your eyes, and focus. .You seek Bubbles, Ser Bubbles. . You scry.But, with a chilling realization, you feel. . that isn't his Name anymore. Not since he changed his loyalty to Impulse. Now he. . he doesn't have a name.Your magic is pulled into the void, and you can't see anything but fog.
>>19517735>>19517737Pssst. You missed ooonee.
You bite your lip, and try again.This time, you try Impulse. You seek her, focusing. . .The fog parts, and you see Impulse walking down the street of a human city, smiling broadly. The golem clanks behind her, obviously refilled with power- apparently from the Heart.She draws the Heart out, once more, and talks with a jeweler in a shop. The distance makes it hard for you to hear. .but the jeweler eventually gives her a chain. She attaches it to the Heart, and puts it around her neck."Hey, Uriel." She says to the gryphon next to her. "How is the ankh doing? Thirsty?"The gryphon nods."Then let's go take care of that."
rolled 96 = 96>>19517775>>19517737that bitch....see about remotely stealing the golem or the heart
You reach out. . At this distance. . you could Move something. You're sure of it. . But you're not sure how your stamina will hold up. It's almost a week's trip away. . > Move Golem> Move Heart> Move Gryphon> Move Impulse> Move Jeweler hehehe
>>19517816[x] Move Heart
rolled 55 = 55>>19517816heartcan we leave a mental message?"that was very impolite little miss trickster"
>Impulse casually steals our shit and teleports away>at 3% of potential powerThis is why I didn't want to unseal the bitch
>>19517845She used the heart for that, the heart seems capable of all sorts of magical bullshit.
rolled 19 = 19>>19517845she was channeling out of the heart.so we're taking it away from her.
>>19517793God fucking damn it, monotreeme. How do you ALWAYS fuck us with shit rolls at the best of times, and then turn around and save our asses with superb rolls?>>19517816Move Golem or Move Heart. With the heart we'll have a huge font of magic to draw from, and have the knowledge to fix Ser Bubbles when he shows back up, so in effect it'll be saving Ser Bubbles in the long run. Also, denying Impulse her bullshit power, because evidently she's not who she said she was (a scholar of the inner workings of magic and reality) and is in fact an evil mastermind. Or both. She can't be trusted with the Heart.
You reach out. . and grab the Heart with your magic. The strain brings you to your knees, at this distance. .But through the fog, you pull it towards you.For the second time, the heart appears in your hand.But this time, when you touch it- it gleams, as if accepting you. Some strange, aware presence touches the edge of your mind, and, quite casually, it somehow informs you that Impulse. . literally *was* Eidolon.
>>19517842We tell her it's a trade, an artifact for an artifact.
>>19517891Well, that's interesting how isn't it.Study the heart more, don't do anything with it yet, but see how the magic flows and so on within it.
>>19517891Send a message to Impulse."One artifact for another. A fair trade."
rolled 21 = 21I think we need net guns and rapid fire ballistas for when impulse tries to retrieve the crystal...make sure uriel dies properly this time...instead of magic cannons why not ballistas enchanted to be easy and faster to reload, but not automatic.then we simply enchant a few barrels of quarrels or stones...the mechanism might be more comp[licated, but anyone can be taught to operate a balista
>>19517891Start reading the magic of the Heart.
Draw power from the ship and/or crystals.I know we said to have in naturally recharge but I think we need to be in top form right now.
rolled 21 = 21>>19517891if the heart is self-aware tell it that it was traded away for a mere golem. it was after all after a manner of speaking.
>>19517775>"Hey, Uriel." She says to the gryphon next to her. "How is the ankh doing? Thirsty?"Uriel?It couldn't be the Uriel we know, could it?
GOOD JOB FUCKMUNCHESIT'S YOUR FAULT FOR LOSING HIMI HOPE YOU COCKGOBBLERS ARE HAPPY
"One artifact to another." You whisper across the continent, into Impulse's ear. "A fair trade."You study the Heart more, examining how the magic flows. . And it doesn't flow. It's. .a spring of energy, a source- something that brings energy forth from nowhere when called upon.You inform the heart that it was traded away for a mere golem.It doesn't seem to mind.The heart starts probing your mind, as if trying to seek out exactly *how* you Moved it twice.You reach out, and you draw as much energy as you can from the weave. It burns your skin slightly, but your muscles stop aching.
>>19517966I don't think we can rule it out.
rolled 74 = 74>>19517983Could we imprint to the heart the we Own it (yes, with the capital 'o') so that it cannot be used by anyone else lest we give permission. Just like Rikar?should we roll for that?
>>19517974The Heart seems much more massive useful.Though I would like Bubbles back.
>>19517983Can we ask the Heart what it is.It seems a nit sentient.
rolled 33 = 33>>19517983for now I wish you'd stop that for now Heart of Kaladriel. perhaps you may learn it later...but not at this time...
>>19517974We're going to get him back. WE WILL GET HIM BACK.>>19517983Search the Heart's wellspring. Try to figure out how to gift sapience to a construct through it.
>>19517580>>19517609'gratz, you cost us our Golem.
>>19518028>We're going to get him back. WE WILL GET HIM BACK.I believe the point is now we lost an ally as well, even IF we get Bubbles back.
>>19518028>We're going to get him back. WE WILL GET HIM BACK.We kinda established that we traded him for the Heart. Shouldn't have done that. We can't just grab it back again if we want to keep our moral high-ground.
rolled 35 = 35>>19518028>>19517974as the guy that got us all the golem, I'm okay with this.I'll just roll another 100
You start to try to imprint on the crystal that you Own it. . But it gets angry. Nothing Owns it. It Owns itself, and you're an arrogant, selfrighteous organic if you think you can Own it. It *deigned* to be Moved the second time, it informs you, because it preferred you over Eidolon. It could Move itself anywhere in the world, now that it has learned how. .As if an afterthought, the heart informs you that it won't take kindly to letting you wipe spells from it. Once, it will permit, because you had good reason to. . but no more.
Well great job guys.I go read something for a few moments and suddenly you decide to piss off a valuable ally AND lose our Golem.Great fucking job.
rolled 99 = 99>>19518052monotreeme. You can't. You just can't. We can't. It is not going to happen. Watch me roll something godawful. We're cursed, after our early successes. Things are about to get dark for a while.
>>19518070Impulse wasn't an ally. And the golem switched sides as soon as Impulse told him to.
>>19518038>I believe the point is now we lost an ally as wellIf you talking about Impulse. She hardly was a reliable ally.>>19518067Apologize to the Heart. Ask it what or who it is.
>>19518067Apologize politely to the Heart.
>>19518067>As if an afterthought, the heart informs you that it won't take kindly to letting you wipe spells from it. Once, it will permit, because you had good reason to. . but no more.To be clear. It can't teleport anymore?
>>19518067Inform the Heart that we won't try that sort of thing again and then apologize.Ask exactly what it is.
rolled 53 = 53>>19517966>>19518000Lets cast divination spell to determine if our suspicions are correct.
rolled 62 = 62>>19518072nothing tells the dice gods what to do either.you are a case in point>>19518067apologize to the Heart put it away for now..."Ell, your great grand-dad is REALLY irritating"
>>19518067Then we apologize for angering him/her/it
>>19518067Apologize for our pretense. We aren't, or weren't, exactly sure what it is. Whether its consciousness is real or merely a construct facsimile or consciousness. We assumed the latter because it appears to be but a magical object, not a thinking being, but we thank it for correcting us. Also apologize for wiping the unsealing spell; we thought it far too dangerous to allow Impulse to have.>>19518072Uh. Do 99's toward nothing count as a fate point?
>>19518067Apologise.If the Heart can form opinions then we can befriend it.
rolled 21 = 21>>19518123I think not...>>19518067I suggest we charge the ship off the weave and take off across the wastes with haste.
>>19518100>>It can still teleport. It just can't unseal Impulse.>>19518072>>Yeah, that roll is AWFUL. Because of it, doom upon you and all your works. doom!You apologize to the Heart; it's somewhat suprised how genuine your apology is."What are you?" You ask aloud.It informs you that you already know what it is. It's the Heart. One of the many artifacts Eidolon is seeking for the Archeotheka.It seems almost sheepish when it senses that you didn't know that word.
>>19518145Politely ask if it can explain what Archeotheka is.
>>19518145Why is Eidolon seeking the Archeotheka?
rolled 100 = 100>>19518145would you like to tell me what it means? I'd think that after all that time alone you got lonely not getting to talk to anyone..."Ell, charge the crystals and make haste across the blasted lands."
>>19518182We're not in a hurry to anywhere
>>19518182>100 a few posts after vowing to get a 100... srsly, monotreeme? srsly?Apparently we accidentally have a hyperdrive/teleporter now. I'm okay with this. SPELLJAMMER, HO!
rolled 56 = 56>>19518200cerulean province, I'm sure Fellwind and Lewin are in some hurry to be away from us I think we shouldn't stay for the party though; impulse will be waiting for us I'm sure.we should in stead return across the blasted lands and have a few conversations with Azriell before going to help Vithrel a little with her problems, which I feel is something that Impulse wasn't likely to expect.because bubbles wasn't with us during that conversation, and he cannot tell what he does not know.
rolled 43 = 43>>19518218I'm sorry, I made Barbecue on friday, this shit happens to me...
>>19518145God damn it. I knew a 99 for doom would get us just that.. Isn't that kind of like a 2 for any non retarded post? ie: HUEHUEHUE>>19518182God Bless you, Monotreeme.
"Ell, charge the crystals and make haste across the blasted lands."The elf, who had just tiredly woken up, gives you a weary look, but then nods and approaches the wheel.You go back to the Heart ask if it can explain what the Archeotheka is. . and you realize it doesn't know. It just knows that is what Eidolon called it. It separates the words into their constituent parts; 'Archaeo'. . Earlier, primitive. . Perhaps it means ancient artifacts, it surmises. 'Theke' means box, or vault. . After a moment, the Heart realizes that the closest it can get to explaining the Archaeotheca is that it's some kind of. . collection of artifacts? Unification?Suddenly, Ell's eyes burst into light, and you sense the. . entire weave, twisting toward him.He screams, and wings of blue flame burst from his back, raw magic arcing through his body.The entire Jormungandr. . Moves- and you're suddenly floating above Cerulean City.Ell is unconscious, on the floor, and he has. . small burns in his back and arms, small points where lightning had burned out. You touch it, and feel that. . the entire weave, at once, tore through his body. That much magic. . He'll live, the Heart informs you. Magic in raw form cannot kill someone.
rolled 20 = 20>>19518256>>19518218and I didn't vow; I never vow; I believe that the DIce gods will roll accordingly with the laws of narrative causality
>>19518277What happen?Did his Talent suddenly awoke?
>>19518277Did he... Just activate his talent of fucking the laws of technomagic in the ass... Without even having his morning coffee first?
Shit. Raise shields, full speed away.
rolled 54 = 54>>19518277carry him belowdecks wrap up the sword and some gold in a non-sword shaped bundle. give it to lewin (I am assuming that they are both asleep so wake only one) then make a show of waking them both and letting them off before departing the city.
>>19518322What? Why?We're where we wanted to be.Also, we're invisible or at least semi-invisible
>>19518332He gave the sword back to us. it's ours now.>>19518336Because this might be something Impulse did.
rolled 26 = 26>>19518336because Edolion knew that this was where we were headed.>>19518332and tell them that were going to explore the continent to the west.then go east.
I'm tempted to say we tell Azariel that Eidolon is back as Impulse. Won't let her manipulate him as easily as she wants and I don't want her job being easy.
>>19518332We aren't re-giving him the sword.
>>19518353She's not nearly strong enough to do something like that.Also, Lewin the cool guy, Fellwind is the dickwad.We're gicing it to Lewin.
rolled 62 = 62>>19518360but we will not tell him of our plans or of the Heart>>19518368we aren't giving it to him, we're giving it to Lewin to keep safe.besides I wouldn't be surprised if it was too long to draw for us or Ell; the lizardmen seem to like pole arms and grayson doesn't strike me as a sword swinger
>>19518378Why? If we give it to someone else the chance of Impulse getting it increases greatly.If Lewin gives it to Fellwind he might give it to Impulse
>>19518378Well if the heart can speak to us, I wonder if the sword will have something we can talk to as well. Perhaps we should try speaking to it and see what it wants to do.Also, damn losing Bubbles means Ishelda has no knight of any kind now that Fellwind and Lewin are leaving.
>>19518411>Well if the heart can speak to us, I wonder if the sword will have something we can talk to as well. Perhaps we should try speaking to it and see what it wants to do.Oh, you're right. Lets speak to him.
>>19518332Don't give the sword away. They want nothing to do with important and therefore dangerous stuff, so we let them go back to their simple life without the burden of a legendary weapon.
We can't trust Fellwind. He doesn't want the sword anyways, and might give it to someone else just to be rid of it.
With a start, you notice that he isn't wearing his Gauntlet. Then how did he use the Jormungandr's control crystal?"What happened?" Raziel and Ezekiel says, rushing up to Ell. The elf stirs, and blinks. Then opened his eyes."I saw it." He said, his eyes wide. "And I. . I took it inwards. A bit too much, I guess." He pulls himself up, and looks overboard, peering through the fog that makes you invisible."How long was I out? We can't be here already, can we?"Ezekiel looks overboard. "Uh... Last I knew, we were at the Prism. Did we translocate? Raziel, did we translocate?"He looks mildly alarmed."Did. We. Translocate?" He asks a third time, much more alarmed, and Raziel recoils."I don't know? How could I know?""Damnit, I wish Cassiel was here." Ezekiel said harshly, and he clenches his talons. It reminds you of the time he started slinging spells at Raziel.
>>19518378neither one gets it. lewin is an archer and already has an enchanted bow, so he doesn't need it. Fellwind gave the thing back to us, he neither needs nor deserves it. We may have to fight a super powerful wizard at some point and it might be nice to have an ultra powerful sword that can't break and that cuts through powerful magic like a hot knife through butter.
rolled 72 = 72>>19518411GENIUSbut, assuming the transit didn't wake them, we do it before the two of them wake up."hello blade of my creation, I have a question for you. I feel that you should stay near to the man I made you for even though he threw you aside to spite me. what are your thoughts on the matter?"
>>19518455"Yes. It seems we translocated.Ell, what did you do? Do you feel different?"
>>19518460Why do you want to give it to Fellwind so badly? He is not our ally, and does not want the sword.
>>19518455"Err. We were just crossing out of the Weave, and then... Poof. We're here, all of a sudden. Is that what translocating is?"
>>19518473Because it's his sword, and we don't know how to use it and don't have need for it.And it was made for him in the first place.
>>19518473Actually... I'm kinda curious too. Why do you guys want to give it back so much anyway?Personally I don't care that much about the weapon but still, why are you so hung up on it?
>>19518490well >>19518487 is pretty much what I think as well.
>>19518487And he has clearly stated that he doesn't want it, and that he is not our friend. All Impulse would have to do is ask him nicely for it, then Impulse would have the sword (that can't be stolen)
"Apparently Ell here was a little too tired, tried to use the crystal without realizing he didn't have the gauntlet - AND SUCCEEDED. We got here in an instant."
Fellwind: Asshole. Does NOT want the sword. Clearly stated that he doesn't want it at all.Impulse: Asshole. Has clearly stated that she wants the sword. Is known to be very tricky. Would have no problem asking nicely for it or holding Lewin hostage in exchange for it.Put those two things together and you can see why we shouldn't give him the sword.
rolled 68 = 68>>19518490narrative causality>"He had somewhat of an awed tone to his voice. "Is it an artifact? Because it seems like one of those things that become legendary over time.">"Artifacts are born by the way they are used, not by their quality." You say. "If it becomes a legendary artifact, it will be because of your actions. Shall you name it?">"Me?" Fellwind asked. "You're the one that made it. But. . . yes, I have a name for it. It shall be called Rikar." He says, sheathing the blade. The blade's glimmer goes dark, and the two of you are left in the dimness belowdeck.
"Yes, it seems we translocated."Ezekiel calmed down, and took a deep breath. "Okay. . The twins haven't shown up. . so we might be okay.""The twins?" Ell asked."The other twins." Ezekiel said. "They like to follow coven members when they translocate.""Apparently, Ell here was a little too tired, and tried to fly the jormungandr without realizing he didn't have his gauntlet- and *succeeded*. We got here in an instant.""Huh. That's cool." Ell said. "I feel kind of like I. . used something up. Not magic, but something else."Lewin and Fellwind came abovedeck, alongside the lizardman brothers."We're here already?" Lewin asked; he look a bit disappointed."Yep, we're here." Fellwind said. "Let's be on our way."
>>19518490Because they really want Fellwind to stay even though he called us a monster. And wants to kill us. He's spit upon our good name and renounced his oaths, and convinced Lewin to do the same. Now, it'd be nice if we could convince Lewin. But I don't think that's possible.We need a true, proper knight to wield that sword. Like the one who died. Who Fellwind LOOTED IT FROM, and we later reforged it. With magic. Because we thought Fellwind would be a steadfast and loyal protector to the end, despite his hard edges. We were wrong. We need to find that knight, who this sword truly belongs to, and restore him to life as a magical semi-organic semi-synthetic construct. A skeleton in a metallic body.
>>19518549He drew his sword, and it shined brightly, white sparks bursting out of it. . And then he threw it to your feet."It's yours." He said. "I'm going below deck- tell me when we're at Cerulean.">From last thread.>also"How do you know she isn't?" Fellwind asked. "She appears out of thin air, spews out some gobbledegook about 'not wanting violence', and then throws a fucking stream of flame at a troll.""You know her story, Rikar.">Also alsoThreatend to kill us with the sword.
>>19518277Archeotheka means the collections of ancient stuff. For what purpose that remains to be seen.
rolled 85 = 85>>19518549I want that story to start, and if Fellwind wont take the sword then some future hero might be allowed by the sword to be the wielder.it's the sort of seed that stories grow from. and if we give it to Lewin to care for then only he can give it away I am trusting in the strength of Lewin's character. and I deem it to be a strong character indeed.
>>19518564Or we could just find a living person that is loyal. No need to dabble in necromancy/construct magics.
>>19518549Eh... so?>>19518559>"I feel kind of like I. . used something up. Not magic, but something else."Please don't tell me you burned up his Talent just because mono rolled a hundred without a cause.
>>19518559"I think you probably used your talent, Ell."
>>19518559"It's regrettable you choose to leave like this. Moreso because you think... Think such ill of me, in manners I'd prefer not to repeat. I won't forget you, despite this. If it weren't for the both of you I probably never would've gotten this far, or even survived in this world. Goodbye, Lewin, Fellwind."
>>19518594>Please don't tell me you burned up his Talent just because mono rolled a hundred without a cause.He's probably unfamiliar with the kind of fatigue Ishelda feels whenever her magic doesn't work perfectly.
>>19518590Why would Lewin keep it? He'd either give it to Fellwind, which is a Bad Thing, or get rid of it, which is also a Bad Thing. Lewin is an archer, not a swordsman.
>>19518590Meh... I don't think he is worth it.He could have become a legend, his name praised for hundreds generations to come instead he spat on us and threw it away.
You people and your complete lack of empathy.Fellwind sees us the same way we see Impulse, and for similar reasons.Think about that for a few minutes before calling to off the guy and take back the sword.
>>19518590Giving it to them means that Impulse can easily get it easily.
>>19518559start crying and hug lewin before he gets off the ship. tell him we'll miss him and make sure he has a ring to contact us with. Desregard Fellwind. He called us a monster.
rolled 73 = 73>>19518621I'd trust Lewin to keep it untill Fellwind needs it which is a GOOD THING, and not to give it away or hide it away this too is a GOOD THING
"I think you probably used your talent, Ell." You say, and recall that you kind of felt the same way when you restored Kyvann's magic."It's regrettable you choose to leave like this." You say. "Moreso because you think. . such ill of me, in manners I'd prefer not to repeat. I won't forget you, despite this." You say. "If it weren't for the both of you, I probably never would've gotten this far, or even survived in this world."You touch Rikar with the edges of your fingers- it's still wrapped in silk. . > Give it to Fellwind> Give it to Lewin> Keep it.
>>19518593This is an exabyte quest, son. The most logical course of action is not worthy unless it can be made just as ridiculous as the least logical course of action. So I think that, next time we stop back in Sirius, we need to get his remains and create the million mana man.
>>19518629Right. Which means he would have no problem giving the sword to Impulse.If Impulse gets her hands on it, then there is no way we can take it back. It cannot be stolen, ever.
>>19518649>>[x] Keep it.
>>19518654>create the million mana man.I like the sound of that
>>19518646And then Fellwind gives it to Impulse which is a BAD THING.>>19518649Keep it.
>>19518649Keep it. Giving it to Fellwind is stupid for reasons outlined above. Lewin can be trusted with it I think, but it leaves it open to being taken by Impulse. She could convince Fellwind to tell Lewin to give it to him and then he gives it to her.Besides, we need to find a new knight at some point and this sword will be used to protect Ishelda.
rolled 79 = 79>>19518666seconding
>>19518657Indeed.>>[x] Keep it.
>>19518629he gave it back fuck him we have done nothing but help him
rolled 74 = 74>>19518649offer to Fellwind to wield "I made it for you and I feel that you should keep it even if you should never see me again...I'm sorry I for how you feel about me"if he chooses not to take it offer it to Lewin with the promise to give it only to someone he feels worthy. "since Felwind does not want it, and I know not how to wield it I offer to leave it in your hands to give it to someone you deem worthy of it"if he refuses we keep it.
>>19518649There's no good way for this situation to go. If we give it to Lewin, then he'll buckle to Fellwind and run off with it, or he'll freak out, stop being a doormat and someone will get stabbed and that would be horrible. If we give it to Fellwind, he'll spot on it or us, with a tiny chance he'll go "oh for fuck's sake fine" and realize we aren't a monster to give away an artifact TWICE. But that's miniscule. If we keep it, they're gone for good no dobut. We'll ring up Lewin and Fellwind another time if we can. But we're keeping the sword that cannot be stolen. Because we're not risking it being given to Impulse or left to rust in a stone somewhere. We need it for mechaknight anyways.
He threatened to kill us.Then he gave the sword back.Then he insulted us.We should not consider him a friend.
>>19518629He was he one who decided to leave and he gave us the sword. We arent taking anything that wasn't returned to us, and we certainly are not trying to kill him. letting him go may in fact save his life. That's his logic anyways.
>>19518714Nah.Lets not even offer it back.Come the fuck on man, he called us a monster. The only monster we know are the demons. The same demons that destroyed our world, raped our people and tore our beloved father into pieces.Can you imagine someone calling you that after you went out of your way only to do good deeds? A better man would forgive but we are a girl, a 12y old girl.
>>19518725Why would we want them around? If anything happens to Lewin, then Fellwind will kill us, y'know, like he threatened to right after we made the sword.
You let go of Rikar, leaving it where it is. . You hardly notice it glimmer an amythest color as you're touching it."Goodbye, Fellwind. Lewin." You say in a tiny voice."Bye." Fellwind says, and he turns to leave.Before you think about it, your composure breaks, and you run up to Lewin, and hug him tightly, bursting into treats. "I'll miss you." You say. "Make sure to keep the ring? Okay? Tell me you'll keep the ring."". . .I- I will, lady." Lewin says, waggling his fingers- one has the wooden, magical ring on it.
>>19518714This sounds like the best thing to do
>>19518769"Keep him safe"
>>19518769"Keep eachother safe."
>>19518769>bursting into treats.Oh shit, we're losing our spaghetti
rolled 32 = 32>>19518769land then and leave them to their fates; off for an adventurelets not translocate this time...
>>19518629If he can not differentiate between someone who puts continues to do only good and puts herself in danger to safe others and someone who rather threatens the life of others and steals wherever she easily can than share even a bit of knowledge he obviously lacks the judgement necessary to wield that sword.
>>19518805Seems the sword disagrees, seeing as it just changed colours on us.
>>19518823>amythest>Purpelish colorSo?What does that even mean?I agree with the anon from before, we should try to communicate with the sword.
>>19518823I for one do not yet know, what the colors mean. Please tell me.
"Keep him safe." You say. "Keep eachother safe.""Oh, I'll make sure to." Lewin says. "If anything happens, I'll use the ring.""Okay." You say. He pats you on the head, and then they step off of the Jormungandr."Who knows." Lewin says. "If I end up hearing the call of adventure again. . I'll come with."Now. . Cerulean City is your oyster. You look around, and see. .it's a large city, built on a lake- everything is made of marble and clay, ceramic roofs. . At first, it looks like it was built to be fortified- a war city, but as you look, you see that it's. .It's too pretty, too well taken care of. Whoever lives here must be quite rich.
>>19518856Talk with Rikar.
>>19518856Scry Impulse. Make sure she isn't here.
It seems like the colour changes to reflect who its current owner is.It was diamond when it was Fellwind's. He gave it to Raziel to give back to us and it turned to sapphire, and now we have it it's amethyst.
>>19518871Lets try to talk to the sword and determine what the colours mean.
rolled 43 = 43>>19518856well then dress to match, something pretty enough to be seen in the town wearing. if we have one get out the ornate saddle for grayson "who wants to go into town, and who would like to stay on the ship to keep it safe"go out and about with the retinue, find a gaurd offer him a coin and ask if there is anything worth knowing for a newcomer to the town.
>>19518903Didn't we want to gtfo of here?Anyway, we should try to determine the local heigh of fashion, and then incorporate that wit the Arcturus designs and fashion to make clothes for everyone.
rolled 29 = 29>>19518921oh, yeah...forget this...>>19518903
rolled 49 = 49>>19518856Seeing that we can make elementals out of emotions, can we make other stuff out of intangible concepts?Rolling for conjuring a dress made out of pretty.
>>19518941Lets first determine the fashion of the place.Something incredibly amazing in one place wont roll well in another. That's why I suggested this >>19518921
You take Rikar in hand, and remove the silk. It's bright purple, with a strange, jagged edge, and some kind of inner light that shines outwards. . .You close your eyes. . but it doesn't respond.It prefers actions to words, the Heart informs you. Despite that, it likes you.
>>19518967Ask the Heart if Rikar misses its former owner, from before it was even an artifact.
rolled 12 = 12>>19518929>>19518921wait, if we make an impression on the populace that we were here then depart in a random direction, (dropped cloaking for it.) then we can wander around explorinating and shit without the meddling of Impulse>>19518856"(to the lizzardmen) check the stores, do we have all that we need for at least a few days of travel? what of onboard spares and materials? do you have need of anything or your brothers?"if we need anything buy it, take off east turn the cloaking back on and go to visit the venerable king and queen.
>>19518967What does it think of Fellwind? And of Impulse?
rolled 46 = 46>>19518941rolling for this.Try to use heart power if necessary.Also scry to be sure impulse isn't near.
>>19518981>letting lizardmen roam in a human city aloneI do not think it is a good idea. Who knows how people here will react?
rolled 90 = 90>>19518997I never said that, but if we lead them looking all respectable if a little gosh to be riding bearback then surely people would understand...
You wonder what Rikar thinks of Fellwind, and of Impulse, and you suddenly realize, with the Heart's help, that Rikar liked Fellwind; he did what he believed in, and didn't hesitate. Impulse never touched the blade, the heart impresses on you.Thinking of Impulse, you look around- but the city looks completely, completely different than what you saw while scrying. She must be in a different city, and examining the map, it would be a week or so of walking to get here walking, and a few days of flying.
>>19518967Hey I've been assuming that Rikar is a one hand short sword because Fellwind seemed to use only one hand to wield it, Is that so? also I assume that it turned into a form easily used by Ishelda. That would be true from the start if it was a one hand short sword, correct?
rolled 30 = 30>>19519022>gosh might be the wrong word for that scentence... or badly misspelled...
>>19519059As the jolly Rikar if he could teach us how to use him without slicing any part of ourselves or our friends off accidentally.
>>19519059I see. I wonder if the heart has anything it needs. Lets ask it, no reason to not accommodate it if we can.
>>19519059No, not Fellwind. The knight! Does it even remember its existence as a mundane if finely-crafted sword and his service to the knight we tried, yet failed to save from troll poison?
rolled 78 = 78>>19519075yes, that was it...
rolled 53 = 53>>19519085Perhaps we need to help it remember? Some divination spell, perhaps?
>>19519064>It was always a one-handed short sword, from the very start."Now." You say. "We need to go look at the latest fashions."Something of note happened, while you checked out the shops- Ezekiel turned into a human. It's strange- he looks very different than Raziel; he had ashen skin, a somewhat bookish appearance, and a short, stubby nose.You spend a few hours that morning, going to all the tailors, and examining the Cerulean Province's styles. There are, strangely, an abundance of opulent tailors. When you ask one about it. . ."That's because there are dozens of nobles in this city." The tailor says, and gives you a wide smile. "High Lady Cerulean encourages them, you know. It's been splendid for business."
>>19519163>"That's because there are dozens of nobles in this city." The tailor says, and gives you a wide smile. "High Lady Cerulean encourages them, you know. It's been splendid for business."I don't think I follow.
>>19519163Time to bring a fashion sensation and go bring some from our homeland. Guess magic could be used to alter some clothing.
rolled 68 = 68>>19519085This and also.. Can Ishelda use Rikar to 'cut' through her inability to use it properly and to its fullest extent? rolling for suddenly master swordsman.
>>19519163"I have to wonder if it's good for the serfs and burghers, though, to have so many noble houses. Do the nobles invest in them, too, and not just the luxurious parts of the economy?"
rolled 2 = 2>>19519163I'm sure it has, are you having any luck tailoring for my retainers? (the lizzardmen)any other news of late? I don't suspect I'll be in town long, but it always helps to me in the loop on such buisiness...(question of >>19518981 still stands)(plus what funds do we have at current?)
rolled 23 = 23>>19519174Rolling for dress enchanted with beautiful
rolled 81 = 81>>19519201>I'm sure it has, are you having any luck tailoring for my retainers? (the lizzardmen)No.We aren't buying any clothes. We're conjure them up. Don't need to waste money when we could have them for free.
rolled 72 = 72>>19519201>to meto be*
rolled 12 = 12>>19519207rerolling for
>>19519230No need. there is >>19519211
"Any other news of late? I don't suspect I'll be in town long, but it always helps me to be in the loop on such business.. .""Oh, You haven't heard? The High Lady is having a ball this evening. My daughter got an invitation, you know." She said.After spending another few hours, you think you've got enough of a hang of the latest fashion. . and with the help of all of the dresses you've seen in your homeland. .you think you can make something novel. Asymmetrical, yes, but in this case, it might be a boon.While you draft designs in your head, and as the lizardmen behind you examine the city with a look of wonder. . Someone gets thrown out of a building, his armor clashing loudly. He's wearing chainmail, with plate greaves, boots, and gauntlets, and his helmet all but hides his eyes from view. He wears a tabard- something pale blue, but without a symbol of any kind."I'm stripping you of your title." A noblewoman says, looking down at the man. "You are no longer of the Bussart estate, hedge knight."The knight grumbled, and the mansion's doors swung shut again.
rolled 3 = 3>>19519211Out of pretty for the women and dapper for the men. Assuming we can make stuff out of intangible concepts.
>>19519246Check on the man and see if he's okay.
>>19519246"Oh my! Are you alright, sir knight?"
>>19519265this ask his name and what happened
>>19519246it's a trap.
Random question:What is Ishelda's hair colour?
rolled 29 = 29>>19519246(to the lizardmen) how are you liking this human city?summon an elemental to offer a hand to the knight"how convenient, you seem unoccupied, would you like to give me a tour of the city?"
>>19519279White we are special snowflake
>>19519279I always imagined a bright azure. Because magic.
>>19519305white?I always imagined her blond
>>19519314>azureI see what you did there and I like it.
>>19519340I did something? What did I do?
>>19519279>It's always a pale, platinum blonde in my head. But then again, in my head, she's been Illyasviel Von Einzbern with different eyes. . but my imagination doesn't have to be canon."Oh, my." You say, walking over to the man. "Are you alright, Sir knight?""Apparently." The knight said, in a dry voice. "I'm not longer a sir."He chuckled, and pushed himself up. Then he bowed deeply. "I am unharmed; thank you for your concern.""May I ask your name?""Kristoph." He said, and removed his helmet- his brown hair seemed spiked backward. . that can't be natural. "Ser Kristoph, son of the son of the son of the Jarvis family, knighted by the previous High Lord of Cerulean. And yours, lady?"
rolled 52 = 52>>19519359were you here for Near Future Cyborg Quest?if not then you didn't do anything intentionalif you were then you are well aware of that you did.,
>>19519365is it is appropriate, curtsey and introduce ourself as princess Ishelda (or queen, if we feel like it)
>>19519365"Lady Ishelda, of the defunct realm of Arcturus. I get by on merit these days rather than title, though I have made something of a name for myself in some circles. It's a pleasure to meet you, Knight Kristophe. I hate to pry, but why were you just thrown out of that estate?"
rolled 52 = 52>>19519365introduce ourselves, or companions and our retainers all by name and any rank they might conceivably have; show him that we respect our companions. "and what was all of that about anyway?"
>>19519365"Queen Ishelda of Arcturus"This place seems to be big on nobility so we should use our proper title.
>>19519365Maybe as "Queen Isheld of the realm formerly known as Arcturus, now know as realm "Ravaged and Destroyed by Demons". I am pleased to make your acquaintance."
"Queen Ishelda, of the defunct realm of Arcturus." You say. "I get by on merit these days rather than title, though I have made something of a name for myself in some circles. It's a pleasure to meet you, Knight Kristophe.""And a pleasure to meet you as well, your highness." He said. "I have heard your name, I must admit. From the Sirius Province, I believe. High Lord Sirius spoke quite highly of you. Or, at least, his courier did.""I hate to pry, but why were you just thrown out of that estate?""I've taken issue with how. . non-proactive the lords and ladies have gotten." He said. "and I spoke about it with lord Bussart. . one too many times. They got quite sick of me."
rolled 83 = 83>>19519479non-proactive? of what if I may ask?"I may be a bit behind the times relating to news, I confess I have just finished a stint in elven lands."
>>19519479"Well, a lord cannot always rove about, solving all his subjects' troubles personally, lest a larger trouble arise that he will then be flatfooted to deal with. But neither can a lord become complacent and lazy, letting his realm rot. And this Cerulean, it is a sweet, ripe fruit, but that means it can only rot if actions are not taken to preserve it. What is it they're quite so non-proactive about?"
>>19519365>Illyasviel Von EinzbernI see.That's a goo image actually. I like having faces for the characters.
"I may be a bit behind the times relating to news." You say. "Please, elaborate. Non-proactive of what, if I may ask?""Nothing in particular." He said. "The hobgoblins to the south, the mutants coming out of the Warped Lands. . Forgive my crudeness, but anything would be a damn sight better than these constant, infernal balls."
>>19519543>a goo imageIshelda is not a slime girl.
rolled 63 = 63>>19519568indeed, but to each his own I suspect, a ball or two is a fine thing between fighting daemons, and trolls...thank you for your time, I do hope you have good luck finding new employment.
>>19519568If you don't want to go to the ball,you could always go to the wall.I am sure the hobgoblins would welcome any help they could get.
>>19519568"Well, I love noble parties, especially a grand ball. But Cerulean is doing nothing about the Hobgoblins' raids? I've seen the conditions of the slaves firsthand, it's not as horrible as the raids gone wrong, but it's still terrible. They're being used for industrial labor in rather reprehensible working conditions. And wait, mutants? There's mutants coming out of the Warped Lands into the provinces? That's absurd, how is no one doing anything? They must be at least sending a token force of mercenaries, footsoldiers or knights!"
>>19519568"Hobgoblins... well, I cannot approve of the actions they are doing but they are literally the only people who are protecting the world right now."when her raises the question over this "Oh. I visited their mainland just couple of days ago." And we could explain what we saw.>>19519595Damn me and my constant forgetfulness to type the last letters for the words, which happens quite often.>>19519605We should learn more about him and if we feel good, we could invite him for the travels.
rolled 44 = 44>>19519623>>19519606he fights them, I don't think we should mention that we deal or dealt with them before.
rolled 50 = 50>>19519627lets not invite him, let him decide to follow us. do not offer the need of a retainer...let's let him ask.
>>19519632We are on the right side of morality here. If he is that zealous over fighting them that he can't at least suspend his contempt, then he is not a person worth getting to familiar with.
>>19519644Is that how it works for hedge knights?Aren't they supposed to be invited or do they offer their services?
Ooh!if we feel like we want to invite him, we should let him touch Rikar and then ask it what he feels about him
>>19519668>. . this would be a big stretch to say I have a drawfag now, huh. More like. . a photoshopfag?"Indeed, but to each his own, I suspect. A ball or two is a fine thing between fighting demons and trolls. . .""Oh? Demons?" He asked. "I've heard tales. . ""For the Hobgoblins... well, I cannot approve of the actions they are doing, but they are literally the only people who are protecting the world right now."". . What?""Oh, I visited their mainland just a couple of days ago." You say. "Everything they do, they do to get more supplies- upkeep for a great wall, keeping demons from spilling into this world.""This seems like quite a tall tale, lady." He says. "How did you learn such a thing?""I went there." You say. "I and my friends freed an elven councilor from the demonic fortress.""Kyvann, I suppose? He was involved in the tales with the demons. . Along with some kind of wizardly princess." The knight said, an eyebrow arched. He gave you a wide grin. "This sounds like the kind of stuff I would much rather be doing." He said. "Your highness. . Would you permit me to swear fealty?"
We do need a knight... Just have him do the oaths with the truth spell on so we know he's legit.
>>19519738Smile."Maybe.""But I need to get to know you better first.""How about you accompany us while we're in the city and I'll decide later?"Again, we should let him touch Rikar and see what he feels about him.
>>19519738"You would be travelling with a band of highly skilled magicians and warriors, what skills do you have that could contribute to my crew?"
>>19519738Detect lies as we inquire, just to be certain of his honor."Well. Are you of strong character, strong arm, and strong heart? Are you ready to lay down your life for truth, justice, honor, and the common good? Do you swear to root out or redeem evil, in all its forms, wherever you may find it?"
rolled 48 = 48>>19519772>>19519765Niggas, we need to cast the spell for that.It is not a signature spell.
rolled 51 = 51>>19519785Damn.Trying again.
rolled 22 = 22>>19519738perhaps I would can I take a look into your head first?(if yes lest see about magically assessing him as a person)
rolled 95 = 95>>19519785Well it wont work to roll that low.
>>19519794Good enough!We'll just ask him few questions and turn it off again as not to be drained of our mana.
Even if we think he is a good person, we shouldn't immediately accept.We should pretend that we are making a hard, deliberate decision.
>Please stop deleting roll posts.>That's really, really shitty behavior."Maybe." You say, with an elegant smile. "You would be travelling with a band of highly skilled magicians and warriors; what skills do you have that could contribute to my crew?"You reach out your magic toward him, ready to detect lies. . "Well, among other things, I am a skilled swordsman. .and I am immune or resistant to most forms of magic." Unknown, comes the spell's response."Are you of strong character, strong arm, and strong heart?""I am." Unknown."Are you ready to lay down your life for truth, justice, honor, and the common good?""I am." Unknown."Do you swear to root out or redeem evil, in all it's forms, wherever you may find it?""No." He responds. "Without evil, there is no good. I swear to weaken it, or prevent harm from coming to the innocent. .but to eradicate all evil is to empty the world of all contrast."Unknown.
rolled 62 = 62>>19519801>>19519772>>19519766first the detection of character. then the line >"How about you accompany us while we're in the city and I'll decide later?"
>>19519865Turn off the spell."How come you're resistant to magic?"
>>19519928But a truth-discerning spell is so rudimentary, so simple. How do you even subvert that? Not even Eidolon/Impulse could do that.
>>19519865Stop the spell, it obviously have no effect.I was thinking we could knight him to our service with the sword Rikar. It would look really cool
>19519944>Fun fact; Eidolon\Impulse DID subvert it. but he did it by 'technically speaking the truth' to imply something different."That's an. . . uncommon response. And a very wise one, Sir Kristoph.""My master did always tell me I was too smart to be a warrior." He said."How about you accompany us while we're in the city, and I'll decide later?""Very well." He responded. "Until then, I shall join your cotorie.""How come you're resistant to magic?""I must admit, I don't know." He said. "The magister said that it was due to some kind of . .latent power in my family's blood that awoke. He then spent the rest of the week casting spells on me. Some worked, some didn't. . some singed me quite badly. In the end, he said that spells cannot effect me, but they can effect the. .world around me, which then effects me.""So, evocation would work on you, but mind control would not." Ezekiel said."Er. . I suppose? What is evocation, if I may ask?"
rolled 33 = 33>>19519947don't give him Rikar, not right away certainly.resistant to magic and a magic immune sword. terror combo enabled...but let him be a comrade ours, accept no oath as yet. but allow him to travel with us.
>>19519865Check what Rikar thinks of him. Artifacts like that don't give a shit about magic resistance, so it should at least be able to tell if he's generally a good guy (which he seems to be). I just find it suspicious that as soon as we lose our last swordsman a perfect replacement falls out of the sky in front of us and volunteers.
rolled 18 = 18>>19519865It's a trap.Rolling for a scry of impulse. This dude makes me very wary...
>>19519970Let Ezekiel explain.We never needed to know this information so we might not be able to explain it
>>19519970"fireballs, lightning strikes, pure force. Things like that."
rolled 66 = 66>>19519970calling a thunderbolt to you as opposed to looking into your mind and seeing if you're speaking the truth...
>>19519970"Aha, you have a talent! You've not enough magic to be a spellcaster, so it instead manifests into something... Different. Yours is, as Ezekiel said, being immune to magic directly affecting you. And, evocation is magic that affects the material world. You know, setting the air aflame and throwing it in great big blasts and such."
"Fireballs, lightning strikes. . pure force. Things like that.""It's my specialty." Ezekiel said."And what, may I ask, is yours?" The knight asks Raziel. "No doubt it's something impressive, for only a very prestigious specialty would fit a beauty such as you.". . .what.The knight bows in what he no doubt assumes is a suave manner. .But Raziel just looks at him."Necromancy." She says with a straight face.". . I see." He says.
>>19519984Nono, dont GIVE him Rikar, only knight him with it. Like touch one shoulder with the sword, then the other and then he is a knight in the "Royal Order of Ishelda".
>>19520064Chuckle at himThen whisper to Raziel "told your form was beautiful"
>>19520068We would knight him as a knight of Arcturus.
rolled 47 = 47>>19520099and when she doesn't get it tell her he's trying to flatter her.
>>19520064Poor guy. I don't think she's interested in humans.
>>19520064"Oh, don't worry. She doesn't raid crypts or defile the dead. Merely recycles small parts, enough to make a 'totem.' Usually she calls upon spirits, which is less necromancy and more... More... Raziel, what does totemic spirit-calling fall under? It's related to necromancy, but hardly seems the same as raising awful, plagued, rotting... Things. No one likes that sort of magic. It's simply filthy, and spreads malign influence."
"He's trying to flatter you." You whisper to her. "Also, I told you your form was beautiful.""I see..." she says. "Sorry, Kristoph; I'm not interested.""Preposterous." He says. "Ev-""You don't have a beak." She says, in explanation.". . Right." He says, trying his best to roll with it. "You're right; I don't. That makes perfect sense.""Thought it would." She responded, and turned away.
>>19520199our face when
>>19520199"I... Ah... Oh, bother. This will make perfect sense in time, Kristoph. So forgive the momentary confusion. Come on, let's go. Before we go after any lofty goals, there's a city to see."
>>19520199I could give you a beak! Actually, you should probably go after a lady of your own species instead.
>>19520242AND A BALL TO ATTEND TO! My we have not been to a proper ball in AGES.
rolled 91 = 91He can probably learn to control his immunity to magic and maybe if he trusts us enough he will let us cast magicks on him
>>19520267ignore the roll i forgot to remove it
"I. . . Ah. . . Oh, bother." You say, putting a hand to your brow. "This will make perfect sense in time, Kristoph, so forgive the momentary confusion. Come on, let's go. Before we go after any lofty goals, there's a city to see."You check how high the sun is in the sky, and you see that there are still several hours before the ball.Nahzit leaned up to you. "Ishelda, me and mine brothers think this is a perfect place to run. May we try?"
>>19520306Run what now? I think you will need to elaborate Nahzit.
>>19520306"The perfect place to run? Where? Certainly not the streets, they're too crowded, and that leaves the rooftops, which would be absurd."
rolled 88 = 88<who if anyone did we leave with the ship?>>>19520306run? I do not understand your context for this.what does this entail?
>>19520306"Run?Do you mean literally run? I think the guards might take offense to that.Perhaps outside of the city?"
>You left Ell on the ship- mostly because he's the only one that can control it."The perfect place to run? Where?" You say. "Certainly not the streets, they're too crowded, and that leaves the rooftops, which would be absurd.""That is precisely what I mean, Lady" Nahzit said. "And as such, we were taught to Run. Neither wall nor brush can slow us. Watch, Lady."Nahzit burst into movement, his powerful digitigrade legs propelling him quickly, as he bolted forward. With a powerful leap, he skidded up against one of the walls, and kicked off of the wall, flipping sideways as his tail whipped about and shifted his center of balance.He panted. "That, Lady, is running. With glaive in hand, a small group of warriors can create unstoppable momentum.
>>19520406"That's some skill, Nahzit! Are all lizardmen quite as skilled in the Run as you? I'm a little skeptical of this free Run across the rooftops, but... I'm a bit too fascinated to stop you, now."
>"We are warriors, and as such, we were taught to Run.">Dammit, exabyte, proofread more!
rolled 63 = 63>>19520406we have freerunning minions???!?!?AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME"for now I feel that you should not be carrying your pole arms the guards might object, otherwise by all means go ahead"I assume we gave them a ring of communication?
>>19520406"Well.... we should at least ask the guards.... they might misunderstand."
>>19520406Impressive, but I do not believe the people here look favorably upon such running. Maybe as we exit the city?
rolled 68 = 68>>19520406"You will not repeat that. As long as you are visible. Here let me temporarily enchant you."
rolled 35 = 35>>19520406are they wearing markings indicating them to be our retainers?(if we let them go for a rooftop run)"and if a gaurd asks you to stop then stop and return to me."
>>19520472Oh boy that sure does sound like a good idea after the last time we made someone invisible.No, don't do this
"That's some skill, Nahzit. Are all lizardmen quite as skilled as you?""Not particularly." He said. "All warriors are trained, but few can master it.""Well. . " you say. "We should at least ask the guards... They might misunderstand.""No need, Highness." Kristoph says. "If one of the guards just look like they'll make an issue of it. . Start clapping. In this city at least. . others will join in, assuming it is some kind of show."
>>19520508>Start clapping. In this city at least. . others will join in, assuming it is some kind of show.Is this... is this America?
>>19520520Or ancient Rome.
>>19520508Well I'm sure it will be quite a show. Have fun then, I think we'll explore the city by more conventional means.
>>19520520Or Paris' tourist district.
rolled 93 = 93>>19520524>>19520520or indeed any similarly large human city?perhaps anhk morpork
Human behavior is universal, not nationalistic.
"Well, I'm sure it will be quite a show." You say. "Have fun, then, I think we'll explore the city by more conventional means.""Yes, lady." The Nahzit said. "Brothers!"The three of them rushed off, using a waist-high wall as a springboard, leaping upward onto the rooftops.". . That was interesting." Kristoph said. "If I may ask, your highness, do things such as this happen often?"
>>19520524>>19520529>>19520537>Not knowing Americans clap after/before/during literally everything tropehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfFhZpCVAU4
>>19520544"More or less."
>>19520544"Yes, actually, things like this seem to happen to me on a regular basis."
rolled 88 = 88>>19520544to me? why yes, although that is a little on the tame side of things.<assuming we have a communication ring tell nahzit that he is to assist any city guards who might need the help, but he is not to hurt anyone, or injure anyone when it can be avoided.>
>>19520544more and more frequently
rolled 62 = 62>>19520544"Pretty much daily. This is actually pretty mundane compared to what usually happens when I come to think of it."
rolled 2 = 2>>19520569I tend to refrain from clapping...ever.american here...
>>19520544"Things like what?"
"Pretty much daily. This is actually quite mundane compared to what usually happens, when I come to think of it."Grayson harrumphs, as if to remind everyone he was still there."I. . see." He says. "Well, seeing as I am a native of this city, where would you like me to show you?"
rolled 26 = 26>>19520622to whom would we go to purchase bulk goods?or a market?any particularly interesting landmarks?what of libraries, and museums?
>>19520600It's one of those awful but still amusing jokes that is being beaten to death on /v/>mfw americans clap after the movies>mfw americans clap after finishing dinner>mfw americans clap when being molestedd by TSA >etc etc >>19520622Does he know any interesting sights?
>>19520645>to whom would we go to purchase bulk goods?What do we need bulk goods for?...Actually, we could buy bunch of cloth and other materials to transform them into clothes. That way they shouldn't ever disappear.
rolled 11 = 11>>19520666or provision a ship?
"To whom would we go to purchase bulk goods?""Ah, one would go to the market center." He said, and led you through the crowds. The first thing you notice are. . several bolts of unused cloth and silk. Perfect for the designs you've been toying with.So you buy them, loading them up on Grayson, and you refill all the supplies you need, while you're there."Are there any museums, landmarks, or libraries that might be entertaining?" You ask."Well. . there's the Hall." He said. "It's a . . monument, I suppose, for men that died defeating the lizardman empire. It was one of my favorite places when I was young." He said.
>>19520753Lets go see the Hall then.
>>19520753If it's anything like the orc tower, it'll be fascinating to touch it with magic.
>>19520753It would probably be rude to take our lizardmen there, wouldn't it? Bet you we find them there already, and in trouble.And since he hasn't commented on the DIRE BEAR we keep around:"Have you noticed my bear, Greyson? I made him a fancy hat!"
"Have you noticed my bear, Grayson?" "Oh, yes." He says. "But nobody else seems scared of him, so I figure he's just a big softie.""He is!" Ezekiel says, and pats his head."Let's go see the Hall, then." You say.He immediately leads you. . off of the paved roads, into darker, dirtier, and dustier alleyways. You see old, closed up shops, unused buildings. .until he reaches a small building."It used to be larger." He said. "But they decided that expanding the street to make a new fountain was more important."You hear a bit of bitterness in his voice, but he shrugs it off, and leads you inside.Inside. . you see just names. . Names carved and embossed in gold."Before I became a knight, these were my heroes." He said.
rolled 39 = 39>>19520842Touch one of the walls, with MAGIC FINGERS!Is this one of those things we could take 75 or something for?
>>19520842"A fountain? Fountains are all well and good, but who would defile a historical monument of great significance just to put in an attractive public water fixture? It's idiotic city planning and an affront to Province culture."TOUCH DOSE STONES. CHANNEL THE HISTORY.
rolled 45 = 45>>19520856no not that way, this way
rolled 14 = 14>>19520877>>19520856You are both doing it wrong!
>>19520856We dont need that stuff, we have the signature spell. At least i HOPE it works for this purpose.
rolled 35 = 35>>19520877damnand again?
rolled 44 = 44>>19520856I don't think our sorcery allows for non-impulsive magic."This city seems to be forcibly bright and cheerful."
rolled 63 = 63>>19520856>>19520874Don't think it is a good idea to learn the history of WAR and DESTRUCTIONDo you really want those memories in Isheda's head?
You close your eyes, and run your fingers along the stone. . .And something reverberates.>Roll 1d100>Taking only the first.
rolled 86 = 86>>19520897Well it can't be worse then all the WAR and DESTRUCTION involving FAMILY MEMBERS in her head already>>19520922rolling
rolled 83 = 83>>19520922HERPADERPADOO
rolled 85 = 85>>19520922meh
rolled 60 = 60>>19520966/tg/ dice, you are the worst
As you reach for the memory. . it shies away from your contact. You open your eyes, and look at the name. Veredici Jarvis."My ancestor." Kristoph said, and grinned. "I've heard stories about him- apparently, lizardman spells simply. . bounced off of his flesh, sparking away as if he had parried them."
rolled 25 = 25>>19520982I can believe it for even his memory, impressed into the very stone of this place is stopping me cold.one more try
>>19520982"Well... that's your Talent, you inherited it from your ancestors."
>>19520982>As if he had parried them.What would happen if Kristoph literally parried them with Rikar?
>>19520982I don't think this guy needs our anti-magic sword."I'd say those stories are true."
>>19521005psstperhaps NOT getting the memory is a GOOD thing.Don't try it again.
>>19521013But wait, imagine giving him rikar AND a antimagic suit of armor, imagine the destruction!
rolled 40 = 40>>19521027untill a mere mortal man stabs him in the neck?
>>19521013It's not just anti-magicAnd I have a feeling that it works differently for different people
>>19521059We should give it to someone we trust, and do MADSCIENCE and see if you are right. But the only person I really trust with it at the moment is Greyson, and he doesn't have thumbs.
"Well. . that's your Talent." You say. "You inherited it from your ancestors. And I can believe it- even his memory, impressed into the very stone of this place, is stopping me cold.""Truly? Interesting." He says. "That would explain my own resistance to magic. It means that my lineage is true, which is comforting."He stood there for a moment, and closed his eyes. "Every time I'm here now, I'm reminded by how much Cerulean has changed."
>>19521107"Who changed it?"
>>19521134And what did it change from?
"What did it change from?""Something glorious." He responds. "It was a home to knights, honorable warriors, paladins and templars. . We were the ones who created the Provinces, carved it out with sword and shield. But then . . as time went on, the children of the knights just started becoming. . spoiled brats. Lords and ladies, who have nothing but a title, and it's something they didn't even earn."
>>19521186"What of the High Lady? Do you think the same of her?"
How old is Kristoph, roughly?
>>19521186But they rule over a country in peace right? Their riches is a reflection of the wealth of your people. There might be a couple of "spoiled brats" but there should also be wise rulers who are enhancing the land and using natural resources for the good of the realm. Or at least there should be. I am sorry, we are not very familiar with your realm.
>>19521249>Kristoph is young for a warrior; somewhere around twenty."What of the High Lady? Do you think the same of her?"His look is as dark as any you've seen."Yes. Yes I do. She's the worst of all of them."Then he sighed."I expect you'll find out sooner or later, so I suppose I'll tell you; she is my sister."
>>19521255>not very familiar with your realm.lands.We have not reason to advertise we're aliens here. Especially considering the past reactions we've had to such information getting out.>>19521264Oh no! Magic resistant High Ladys!"Fantastic! Do you think you could get us into the ball tonight? I'd like to speak with her."
>>19521264Note to self: The High Lady is probably magic-immune.
>>19521264Hah! Seems like we gained a better ally than first expected. We should not reveal him to her, but keep him away during the ball."Well, i would like to judge her character for myself. I hardly think your description will be unbiased."
>>19521264Tea party with Kristoph.Mandatory.
rolled 7 = 7>>19521264wonderful..."raziel, for the ball this evening would you mind dancing with Kristoph? this is a human thing that I wish to observe...""of course it will be nothing compared to when I show up dancing with a bear."
>>19521264"How come she became the lord of these lands and not you? Doesn't the title go over to the oldest son first?"
Well, Fellwind was easier to replace than I'd thought. Lose asshatAcquire dapper intelligent highborn knighteverythingwentbetterthanexpected.jpg
"How come she became lord of these lands and not you? Doesn't the title go over to the oldest son first?""She is older than I. . and I didn't want the title anyway." He said. "A title is something that has to be earned.""Do you think you could get us into the ball tonight? I'd like to speak with her.". . He hesitates, but shrugs. "If I do, I'll probably have to . . *speak* with her." He says, as if it's a dirty word. Then he eyes Raziel. "But if you ask, I suppose I can do naught but answer."
>>19521355until he calls us a monster too and crushes our vulnerable little girl heart forever.
>>19521363"Do you dance? Raziel is quite proficient and could partner you."
>>19521369THEN we stop making any new friends and start building our unstoppable, artificial army!>*mumble*I'll show them. I'll show them that I'm not a monster!*mumble*
rolled 86 = 86>>19521369indeedI do hope we get a ring call some time from now from lewin to haul Fellwind out of a fire...let the man stew in kristophs good charm and humor...
"Do you dance?""Well. . I was forced to learn." He says."I know the feeling." Ezekiel says. "Intimately.""Because Raziel is quite proficient, and can partner you?"". . So, the ball is in two hour, right?" He asked, suddenly very interested. "I will make the preparations. Who all shall come?">Required: Raziel, Kristoph, Ishelda>Optional: Ell, Ezekiel, Nahkit, Velrid, Ghujj, Grayson
>>19521433Well of course Grayson's coming. He shall be the talk of the socialites. I think at least one of the lizardmen should come as well.
>>19521433Zeke, Velrid and Greyson.
>>19521433>Greyson not already in required>laughingbears.jpg
rolled 55 = 55>>19521433the required plus grayson, the lizardmen unless we are not allowed to bring guards.I'm imagining the havoc of one of those dances where you trad partners. suddenly some highborn lady gets passed off to a bear...or a lizardman
>>19521433Stop that. Raziel's OUR future birdwaifu.>>19521391NAHZIT>walk into ball with lizardman>zero fucks
>>19521433>>Optional: Ell, Ezekiel, Nahkit, Velrid, Ghujj, GraysonSimply ask who of them would like to come.Except Grayson. He's just too good at dancing, he must be there.
rolled 70 = 70>>19521464>tradtrade*dammit
>>19521433ALL SHALL COMEEspecially Grayson, in FULL gentlemanly suit
>>19521464Or tripped by a passing tail.Definitely one of the Lizardmen then.
"Myself, Raziel, yourself. . Then Ezekiel, Nahzit, and, of course, Grayson." You say, scritching the bear's head.Kristoph grins widely. "Ah, yes, the bear is, no doubt, a gentleman." He said, in a sarcastic tone.In response, Grayson stands on his hind legs. . and executes a perfect bow.". . Right. Got it. Nothing out of the ordinary here." Kristoph responded, his grin evaporating.
>>19521501GODDAMMIT! THIS HAS NO RIGHT TO BE AS FUNNY AS IT IS!
Who will be our partner? Or shall we be showy and create another elemental.I kind of wish Grubwort was still here.
>>19521469>implying she isn't already in a committed relationship with swamp brew
>>19521515We will create an elemental of GRACE
rolled 16 = 16>>19521501why kristoph, was that sarcasm?
>>19521515We shall dance with Grayson. Nobody else will want to.
rolled 47 = 47>>19521524>>19521515nopeGRAYSON
"Why Kristoph, was that sarcasm?" You ask, giving him a mischievous smile.". . Just a little bit." He said. "But I have a feeling every time I be sarcastic in your presence, something will happen to show me up. So I'm going to have to tone it down, if I wish to keep my pride intact."
>>19521545Surely there's some sort of hight problem.
>>19521545>>19521543We will ride in on Grayson, gracefully dismount and then dance flawlessly with him.
>>19521561I like this guyHe knows what's up
rolled 88 = 88>>19521515Grayson, mother fucker>>19521561I thin kwe should go back to the ship and start making clothes if we want to be on time
rolled 75 = 75>>19521562I am sure its nothing that cannot be handled.>>19521561I have no idea what you mean.
"Well. . I must take my leave." Kristoph said, bowing to you. "Make preparations and such. Where shall we meet?"". .We can meet at the Jormungandr." You say, after a moment's thought."The Jormungandr? That's not, like, a giant dragon or something, is it?"<Ell?> You ask, signaling through the rings.The massive, orcish and orichalum airship suddenly bursts into existance, small, dark violet flower buds on the hull. That's strange- the Galadriel's Lights are normally light blue, and they definitely weren't at this stage of growth yet."Oh, I see. The Jormungandr." Kristoph said, mostly to himself. "The flying airship that can appear from nowhere. Makes perfect sense."
>>19521646"Yes, Jormungandr."Please use this now >>19521638we should start making those clothes.Tell Nahkit to come to the ship so that we can make his clothes too
>>19521646I think the pet troll will break him.
>>19521646Deep purple seems to be our thing. First the power crystals, then bubbles, then the sword and now the flowers. I don't suppose there's any type of magic accociated with purple?"It can appear from nowhere, but this time it was here the whole time."
I was wondering, how does Grayson get on and off the ship, any way?
>>19521683Only if Nahzit gets a monocle.And a matching one for Grayson.
>>19521714I always imagined Grayson being a black bear, and they are proficient climbers.
>The gangplank is reinforced. Also DIRE MAGICS.>The same dire magics which magically moved the wooden ring around his neck to a piercing in his ear. You didn't actually see it happen- one day it was around his neck, the next, in his ear."Yes, the Jormungandr." You say. "Now, we must go- we have our own preparations to make.""Of course." Kristoph said, and walked out of the monument hall.You make your own way back to the Jormungandr, and get the cloth out of Grayson's pack, and get to work.There are a few minor issues- namely, Nahzit absolutely hates pants, and they don't fit with his tail much, so you end up having to give him a skirt and a dress tunic.But finally, finally, you finish them in time. . Almost.You close your eyes, and dredging something up from your memory. . On each tunics' breast, and on the hip of the each dress, you embroider the sigil of Arcturus- A pheonix, rising from the, not flames, as one would expect, but long, pointed-petaled flowers.Now. . Now you're ready.>End of thread 20>My twitter is @futureexabyte>And I'll hang around to answer questions.
>>19521826We can finally be the ballroom princess we truly are!Remember for next thread guy: Best behaviour only, and no magic unless the other guy asked for it.
>>19521826How do exactly our clothes look like and how are they compared to other nobles?
>>19521826If we hold Rikar, it turned into amethyst, but is it still as strong as diamond? Or is it weaker because we're not 'pure' enough?
>>19521881>Uh . . Fancy, I suppose. Cerulean City is full of tailors, and they all have their own specific styles- what you did was you took all of the most 'famous' styles, combined them, and added a splash of Arcuturus style.>>19521913>When Rikar changes color, it means it has 'accepted' you, which means it will be active in your hand. It doesn't do things halfway; it just either accepts you, or ignores you.
>>19521941>>Uh . . Fancy, I suppose. Cerulean City is full of tailors, and they all have their own specific styles- what you did was you took all of the most 'famous' styles, combined them, and added a splash of Arcuturus style.>On a scale of 10 'fanciness', how many 'fancies' do we have and how 'fancy' are the rest of the nobles?
>>19521964Also, how fancy is Grayson?
rolled 32 = 32>>19521974And how fancy is the Jormungandr?
rolled 30 = 30>>19521979>>19521974and how long is a kilogram?
>>19521941We made 3-4 dresses in less then two hours? Was magic involved? We need to know so we don't pass out mid ball.Why would Rikar accept us? It's not like we're an honorable knight. We've stolen a bunch of stuff.
>>19522009Of course was magic involved
>>19521993A kilogram is about 5 Celsius long, everybody knows that.
>>19521993Slightly shorter than YOUR MOM!
>>19522009>Why would Rikar accept us? It's not like we're an honorable knight.Well we did make it. You don't reject your parents just because you have slight ideological differences. It's not like we're evil or anything.
>>19522009>Why would Rikar accept us? It's not like we're an honorable knight. Eh... what makes you think it will only accept honorable knights. In fact, what the hell do you know what an 'honorable knight' even is? Perhaps your idea and its idea are different?Stop assuming shit, dammit.
>>19521964>>On a scale of 10 'fanciness', how many 'fancies' do we have and how 'fancy' are the rest of the nobles?They're at a 7-8 on average, and you're around a 9 or so. Would have been a 10, but you were rushed.>>19521974>>Also, how fancy is Grayson?A 15 on the scale from 1 to BEAR>>19521979>>And how fancy is the Jormungandr?. . . Yeah, let's just move on.>>19522009>>Was magic involved?Yes. Yes it was. Specifically, it was an 88 roll from previously in the thread.>>Why would Rikar accept us?Because you don't know the exact specifications behind the artifacts. Not even Eidolon\Impulse can know exactly what they do, or how they do it, or WHY they do it. It's what makes them artifacts.>Captcha: Govivid Astarte>Yeah, we won't have some space marines show up next thread, captcha.
>>19522218>>Yeah, we won't have some space marines show up next thread, captcha.Oh man, that what we need, a SPESS MUHREEN to add to our retinue
>>19522252We need to acquire a full understanding of being a spess marine, so we can create Marine Elementals.
>>19522323So... water elementals?
>>19522323We shall create an army of them, and Raziel shall animate Guilliman as their spiritual liege.
>>19522336Nah, I think they'd be a combination of earth and anger.
>>19522359marine [muh-reen]adjective1. of or pertaining to the sea; existing in or produced by the sea
>>19522359>>19522383You're obviously forgetting the most important ingredient of all:Speehss!
>>19522383Wrong form of Marine. We want the noun form.>1.>>a. A soldier serving on a ship or at a naval installation.>>b. Marine A member of the U.S. Marine Corps.>>>c. SPESS MUHREENS
>>19522393>REMEMBER, you can only put either emotions, or the four cardinal elements into an elemental.>Which means, in order to make a SPACE MARINE elemental, you need to feel empty space. In other words. . . you need to feel nothing at all."Monster.""Monster.""You're a monster."You cover your ears, sobbing. You're. . alone, lost. They keep calling you. . they call you a monster, or an outsider, a murderer. Everyone, everyone hates you.You just want. . something, something other than this pain. You would even prefer to feel. . nothing at all.. . And why can't you make that come true? You could. .you could make it come true. you could burn away your feelings. . it wouldn't be hard, and it wouldn't. . hurt anymore.As if you had cast a spell. . you bring your magic up to grip your heart. . and tear it out.You smile. It's an empty smile. . so much so that the crowd around goes silent.You raise your hand. Let's show them how *right* they were, shall we?An elemental made of . . something, something dark, something empty. A shadow, darker than a shadow. . It starts absorbing heat, and light, and the people around start. . running. But the ones closest. . they're empty eyed, just like you. This elemental must have. . taken their hearts from them.Good. Now you can have 'friends' that aren't scared of you.>Neutral end: Void queen.
>>19522525Best end. We'll show Fellwind.Actually no, that's terrifying.
>>19522525What chain of events would lead to that happening?
>>19522959>No clue. Perhaps the Jormungandr explodes, and everyone on it dies. . but you Sorceress yourself a shield and you land. .Everyone sees you walk out of the rubble, and assumes you're the cause.