>>Previous threads can be found at: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Sorceress%20Quest>>Character sheet and artifact list can be found at: http://pastebin.com/Fk0iR5bN>Fate Points: 0>Signature spells: Summon Elemental, Control Magic, Soulfire>Funds: Medium>Location: The Provinces, Jormungandr.Kristoph charges forward, once again- is he tireless?Panting, sweating, your entire body aching, you twist out of the way, bringing the edge of Rikar down on Kristoph's blade. Keeping your momentum, you twist in a complete circle, your battledress flaring out around your legs- and you stop, the magically-dulled edge of Rikar an inch away from the knight's neck.He panted, then chuckled. "You're. . a fast learner." He said.Marigold and Raziel, on the sidelines, started clapping.In truth. . this wasn't a real battle- you're positive that a real battle would be much more chaotic, and much more dangerous. . but at least you can protect yourself without using magic. With the combination of your old militia training from Arcturus, combined with the training you've gotten with Kristoph. . ."We'll be at Neptune in half an hour." Ell said, from the control crystal. He tapped the compass, as if to make sure it was working right.
rolled 30 = 30rolling for enchantment on Ishelda's armor, to make it stronger, able to absorb magic, and look like the most beautiful armor ever.Also, what are we doing in neptune?
>>19582500Go over to Marigold and Raziel and ask them if they have worked out something.
How about you go fuck yourself and find somewhere else for this faggotry? I cast Dispel FaggotQuest, now get the fuck out.
rolled 41 = 41>>19582585Let me help you.>nsbdgo BlackstoneI like Captcha's suggestion, Ebony armor would be awesome.
>>19582500Curtsy for applauders, thank the good knight for a good match, ask to confirm that it won't end at this.>>19582585No need for enchantment for now.
>>19582619>Dispel FaggotQuest has fizzled!>OP's spell resistance is too high!You take a moment to wipe your brow, and rest- the training took a lot out of you, and as the crown princess, you weren't exactly in shape. . but that's been changing recently."Have you two worked something out?" You ask."Well, we're here to meet the high lord and lady, right?" Marigold asked. "The plan is to keep sticking the two of them together. . but under your orders. Have the two of them come with you."
>>19582650"Alright. Just keeping them together?You think that would work?"
>>19582619It seems my summon troll spell worked perfectly.>The idiot didn't even sage.>Thanks for the bump>>19582593 +1
rolled 79 = 79>>19582585Nuh-uh.Grab some oricharum, our crystals and our armor. Then transmute it into bitchiest armor ever. None of that chainmail bikini bullshit. This will be a REAL, practical armor.WITH A HELMET.Actually, I thin kwe need to rest first before doing this.
>>19582696To be clear. This will be a magitek power armor since we will integrate our crystals into it which will act as reserve mana or will amplify our spells.
>>19582696But it's already real, practical armor.
>>19582696Sure, sounds nice, but let's do it later, when we don't have to be at the top of our game
>>19582754see>>19582500>your battledress flaring out around your legs-I'm imagining it is something like pic related. Which is stupid. Unless it is magiced up to not be unpractical piece of shit, I don't see why we shouldn't wear actual armor.
rolled 18 = 18>>19582696I said beautiful, not sexy. And orichalum would make poor armor, so while I'm not opposed to patterns made of orichalum, The actual armor needs to be something strong. Like Ebony. Or maybe Diamond.
>>19582825>Fullplate>Arrowcatchers>Not knowing those 'skirt' bits were actually there IRL
>>19582825I believe it's actually a long brigandine coat, essentially. I called it a battledress once at the end of the Impulse fight, because, well, girl.
>>19582826>Ebony>Diamond>wood and brittle shit>Not Obsidian>mfw
"Alright. Just keeping them together? You think that would work?""Well. . " She giggled. "Raziel's going to, essentially, ignore him. It's so opposite of how she'd been acting like. . he'll get curious.""I see." You say, and take a look at your armor. It's fairly heavy, even though it's simply padded cloth with orichalum plates sewed in. It would probably be much easier if you just. . .You close your eyes, and put your hands on some of Ell's orichalum supplies. . There's a flash of light, and the arcane, alchemized metal twists, and bends, fusing with your brigandine. . The enchanted armor is complete. It's no longer a brigandine, not at all- in truth. . all you can call it is a very thin set of plate armor. You put it on, and feel the enchanted spell activate, creating a barrier around you- it should stop all but the most powerful attacks, despite the orichalum being so soft- Magic bolsters where metal fails, the Heart tells you.You look down at the rest of the transfigured armor. Boots, greaves, bracers, rebraces. . each with a small crystal in it- something you can store with power. You start clasping them on, and then you see it. It's. . not a coronet, not really. It is, in all manners, a helmet, but it's swooping backward in an exotic manner that reminds you of a crown or a tiara. You put it on, and you're quite surprised how comfortable it is- it doesn't block any peripheral view, and your hair can flow freely through the top and the back.The Heart, quite simply, informs you that you have its permission to borrow enough energy to refill you. You nod, and put your hand around the artifact amulet, absorbing power from the Heart's strange arcane wellspring.
>>19582754Hence why we ENCHANT it, instead of just conjuring a new one.>>19582825Oh God, I hope you're wrong. Plate armor is best armor.
>>19582826Diamonds are easy to shatter with a hammer.>I said beautiful, not sexyActually, I said 'chaimail bikini' not in the sense that it is sexualised but because it is a good term to denote shitty armor specifically made for women when the same armor made for men would be far more practical.
>>19582843>>Not knowing those 'skirt' bits were actually there IRLI have never seen them in my life, not in any movies or museums or pictures.If those skirt bits were actually practical things that improve the armor, I think they would be used much more often.>>19582869Ask others how we look.
>>19582869Sweet.Move around it, get a feel for it. Take our sword and swing it around a little.
"How do I look?" You ask.". . .Formidable." Raziel said."Very formidable." Ell said. "I mean, your armor isn't artifact level. . .but it's close. Enchanted to protect you, and those power crystals can either power the enchantment, or I'm guessing you could draw energy out of it, for spells.""Your armor looks specialized for mobility, so it shouldn't tire you much." Kristoph said. "But it should stop arrows and such. Just don't get hit in the face. . unless your magic helmet protects your eyes, too."You quickly check the helmet- and yes, the enchantment is protecting your face, too.
>>19582945>You quickly check the helmet- and yes, the enchantment is protecting your face, too.>try and punch self>fist gets stopped by enchantment>broken wristgj 10/10 would test again
>>19582945>the enchantment is protecting your face, too.Amazing.Now just never to get hit by anti-magic shit like World Key.>"I mean, your armor isn't artifact levelThat's probably a good thing, we wouldn't want the Heart to go "I'm cruxing! I'm crusing!"If not, then we can always bringing up to that level later.Just to be sure, we should first use the mana in our body before tapping into our armor even then, we should do in conservatively.
>>19582992>use our own enery firstBut of course. If just rely on outside sources, we won't get better.
>>19582888Armor can be beautiful and useful, the two are not mutually exclusive. >Diamonds are easy to shatter with a hammer.What. Maybe you're thinking of glass, or maybe crystal. Surely you don't mean the hardest substance known to man.
>>19583028You didn't know it's brittle as hell? Bah
>>19582945Ask our dear Knight if it would be okay if we used the armour when we next practice.
>>19583080>>19582888>I don't believe diamond would be brittle- not something so incredibly, incredibly dense, at least.You draw your sword, and swing it this way and that, testing out your new armor. The pauldrons keep you from raising your arms too high, but the armor is actually much lighter than the brigandine, for some reason. The lack of anything covering your hands or fingers makes it easy for you to keep at maximum adroitness, as you twist the blade through your hands."If that isn't magic, then it'd be all but useless." Kristoph observes. "You'll want to keep it away from that wand. . but even then, it'll be a bit better than nothing."
>>19583028>Armor can be beautiful and useful, the two are not mutually exclusiveNo man, I never disagreed on that. Actually, I wasn't disagreeing on your post. I just suggested a better (in my mind) idea. I was just making sure that Exabyte knows I want it to be practical armor first.Yeah, they can.I just googled to be sure and it is like that. They can be crushed quite easily.
>>19583127>>I don't believe diamond would be brittle- not something so incredibly, incredibly dense, at least.>Diamonds are extremely hard, but also brittle and can be split up by a single blow. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamond#Cutting
>>19583127>>I don't believe diamond would be brittle- not something so incredibly, incredibly dense, at least.the result of my incredibly rudimentary search.>>While diamond is the hardest naturally-occurring mineral known, it is also brittle. The hardness means that it is difficult to cut, but the brittleness means that it is likely to splinter or shatter if enough pressure is exerted. In the case of a diamond hit with a hammer, the likelihood that the diamond will shatter will increase with the force of the hammer (based mostly on the weight) and will further increase if the diamond has any significant inclusions (indicated by a flaw in the diamond).
>>19583127>"If that isn't magic, then it'd be all but useless." Kristoph observes. "You'll want to keep it away from that wand. . but even then, it'll be a bit better than nothing."Hmm... would have been good if it still stayed a functional armor (albeit much heavier) even if its enchantment gets undone somehow.
>>19583127Get ready to arrive to Neptune.Why were we going here again?
>>19583197>I'm not certain; Consensus was on Neptune when you set off, and it was on the way to Azariel's Tower, which was the second highest-consensus thing people voted for.You sheathe Rikar, impressed that the spell that created the armor even made a sheath for your sword, and look out over Neptune City.It's. . quite military and spartan- a wall had been erected on the outside of the city, but instead of making it out of pristine brick, they were dirty, dingy, and it looked like sharpened logs had been half-buried on the outside of the wall, pointing outwards.Outside of the walls, you see a small, semi-permenant war camp, populated with what looks like. .wolves, of some kind, and soldiers, maintaining their equipment. You eye one of the two towers that the citadel has- one is covered in magic power, and you assume it's the province's court magister. . The other one is quite worn down, and empty, so you figure you can dock there. Your airship goes to port at the tower, and you see three guards rushing up the tower to try to get to you.
>>19583270Well, greet the guards.
>>19583270Seems like they are being sieged. Are they in a war or something?Greet the guards and ask them whats up
"Good day." You say, smiling demurely, helmet in the crook of your arm, as the guards rush out, hanging onto their sword scabbards."Erm. . " They look at a loss as to what to do. ."This is Neptune Citadel, lady. May I ask your purpose here?" One asks, speaking up finally.
>>19583300"It was on the way where are we headed to and I decided to visit it.I suppose there is some kind of a conflict here? the city seems have seen better days."
>>19583300"Is it not open for visit?" quiver dat lip
>>19583300"We're just visiting. Why, is there a problem?"Did we visibly land in the port? And the it is a sea-port, right?
>>19583385No, it's a tower.>You eye one of the two towers that the citadel has->The other one is quite worn down, and empty, so you figure you can dock there.
>>19583385>There is no port- Neptune is landlocked. You docked at an abandoned tower, instead. With the flowers, you don't need to land."It was on the way where we are headed to, and I decided to visit it." You say, and curtsey. "I am the Lady Ishelda. I suppose there is some kind of a conflict here? The city seems to have seen better days.""Nay, lady." One of the guards say. "The city is more splendid than it had been in the past. At least, with the help of the High Lord and High Lady.""Mutants." The other says. "Mutants have come out of the warped lands since the day the city was built. We protect the rest of the province from them. They haven't come for a few days, so we're expecting a large force soon. Come, lady, I suspect the High Lord and Lady will want to meet you."You look back to your companions- who should you bring?
>>19583391God damn, my reading comprehension sucks.
>>19583397Raziel, Zeke, Kristoph and Marigold. Grayson, Ell, and the lizardmen can come as they wish, I think.
>>19583397>You look back to your companions- who should you bring?The Kalak twins, Kristopher, Marigold.
>>19583397Raziel and Ezekiel. Marigold said so.Marigold can come as well and see new cities and shit, that's what she's with us for.We always bring Grayson because he's awesome.Ell presumably needs to stay if we can't land the ship.Kristoph can come if we wants, doesn't really matter.Lizards can guard the ship.
Grayson's an always-chosen party member, unless specified otherwise.Mar, Raz, Eze, Kristopher if he wants, ask lizards what they want to do
Grayson, Marigold, Kristoph, and maybe Raziel in human form.
"Ezekiel, Raziel, Kristoph, and Marigold." You say. "I'd like if you come with me."They, (along with Grayson) follow you, and the guards escort you down to a large dinner hall. . which they find is empty."Oh." One of them says. "Douglas, you shoulda known they'd be at the camp. This way." Then they led you down to the warcamp. . where the wolves were. . watching you and Grayson, unerringly, with wildly intelligent eyes.You distinctly feel magic from them- Are they dire wolves?You run into a frail, lanky man, who's currently scratching one of the dire wolves' heads."Greetings!" He says, smiling widely. "I suspect you are the fellows from the flying ship? I'm the high lord Neptune.. but I'm not really a leader, though- that's my wife."
>>19583481Curtsy"[Full name and title], and this is [allow them to introduce themselves]. It is a pleasure to make your acquaintance."
>>19583481"Introduce ourselves. Ask them if this place is always like this."
>>19583516>"Introduce ourselves. Ask them if this place is always like this."You keep using that ". I don't think it works the way you think it works.
>>19583524Because I'm a retard and keep using quotes even when I'm not using dialogue.I should read my posts better before posting them.
"I am Ishelda, queen of Arcturus, and these are my companions."After your companions introduce themselves, the high lord nods to each person. . even Grayson."I believe I've heard of you." He said, then hit the wolf's haunch. "Go back on patrol." He tells the wolf, and it darts off."Is this place always like this?""Usually, yes." He said. "We have a long and storied tradition- we fight every mutant wave that comes, and rebuild in the meantime. We've gotten it down to an art by this point, but we don't have time to make things look pretty. It's all sturdy, and it all works well- that's all that's important. I'm not from here, originally. I was from Sirius Province, so I can't tell you much about Neptune, despite being High Lord of it. Funny, eh?"
>>19583571"You've haven't been here long?""How often and how big are the mutant waves?"
Ask about his time in the Sirius Provence and about the (dire?) wolves.
>>19583571"There is wisdom in knowing what you don't know and not pretending you do know."Why exactly are we here again? To sightsee? If so we'd probably be best off just waiting til the mutants arrive and watching them kill the mutants. And of course lend a hand, if anyone wants to. Kristoph.
"You haven't been here long?""Only a few years- I came when I was just a bit more than a kid. Found out I could talk to these wolves, and they immediately got me a job. Then I met Jasmine. . Er, the High Lady. We got married a few years after that.""The wolves?""Aye, the wolves." He said. "Dire wolves. They can tell us when the mutants are on their way- they sense the astral fire, and they call it a 'smell'. But then again they call everything a smell, so. . I guess it's their word for 'sense'.""How often and how big are the mutant waves?"He shrugs."Sometimes they're very often, but the waves are small. Sometimes they're rare, but enormous."
>>19583646"You can speak to the wolves? Maybe you could speak to Grayson too?"Wait for him to speak with Grayson. If successful "Could you teach me to?!""Are you expecting any more waves? How big?"
"You can speak to the wolves? Maybe you could speak to Grayson too?"He shrugs, and grins, then fixes Grayson with a stare.". . He says 'sup'. I don't even know what that word means. ." The high lord says."Could you teach me to?" You ask, but he shakes his head."Sorry, but it's a talent. You can't really teach those.""Anyway. . are you expecting any more waves? How big?""Well, there's always more waves." He said. "But we're expecting a medium sized one any day now, so the tension is mounting."That's when three wolves howled, and charged up, yipping at the high lord.He looks this way and that, and finds what he's looking for. A horn."They're coming." He says, and blows on it. The soldiers quickly get prepared, and don their shields.A tall woman stepped out of a tent, in full armor, with. . a massive battleaxe on one shoulder. "They're on their way?" she asked, and he nodded. She bent forward, and gave him a deep kiss, then patted him on the cheek. "Good. I've been getting rusty."
>>19583729We should check with Ell on the cannons, and if they can be applied here.
>>19583729I think its pretty damn obvious were helping here.
>>19583729We must don our armor! And call to arms through the ring!
Also see if Marigold wants an escort back to the ship, as we said we'd do our best to keep her out of the fighting.
rolled 61 = 61>>19583743Yes, have him give support artillery fire.Don't go rushing into the battle ourselves. Not Ishelda or any of our companions.We can personally provide artillery support if we find a good vantage point.Lets throw some fireballs at them.
"This is it, boys!" The tall woman called, and the soldiers quickly went into some kind of formation."We helping?" Kristoph asked. You nod. He gives you a grim smile, and draws his blade. You slip your own helmet on."I'm . .going back to the tower." Marigold said, somewhat meekly. "I'll meet you at the airship." She ran, and went through the gates, one of the guards escorting her."Who's this?" The woman asked the high lord, with a look to you."This is the Queen Ishelda, Ser Kristoph, and then the twins Ezekiel and Raziel.""They don't. . look like twins." The woman said. "One's some waifish girl and the other's a bird person.""Shapeshifting, High Lady." Ezekiel said in a deadpan voice."We're going to be helping." You add."Well. . " she seems to evaluate you. "Try to keep up. They'll be in sight in around. . five minutes, if the wolves are as alert as they usually are."<Ell, are the cannons ready?><Only the portside ones.> He responded, through the ring.
rolled 31 = 31>>19583803Ishelda is NOT going into melee.Take a good vantage point and bomb them with offensive spells, summon golems and shoot soulfire lances
rolled 33 = 33>>19583824Sigh.At least signature spells do not need to be rolled for
>>19583824Summon few earth golems before getting into better position for artillery fire.
rolled 55 = 55>>19583824>>19583829Exabytem can you... can you just use the 61 from here >>19583795 ?
The waiting is. . horrible.It reminded you of when the castle was being seiged, as everyone waited, tense, for the demons to arrive.The soldiers around don't have near the same sense of grim fatality as back then, though. That makes you feel better.And then, in the distance, you see them. They look roughly like ogres. . but twisted, disjointed versions. Large tumors burst from their arms and torsos, and some of them had extra limbs, or digits, and even more had massive bones jutting from their bodies, running with a lopsided, inefficient gait.You and your group stand near the back, at a vantage point where you can see the battle.Raziel raised her staff, Ezekiel spread his arms, and the twins started chanting.You clench your fist, and focus. . .And then you breathe life into the stones below the mutants' feet. Golems push their way out of the ground, and start pummeling them. It stops the advance entirely. .Then the mutants start pummeling back. Your golems are lost almost instantly. You did *some* damage, but it was no where near an efficient use of your energy.
>>19583824Of course she is. There's no point to training if it can't or won't be used in real situations. Anyways, Ishelda gave up GIRL TALK in order to train for this. She definitely wants to test her new skills and armor.
>>19583891While we will likely end up in the melee, we don't want to start there. Especially not against enormously strong mutants.
rolled 80 = 80>>19583889Shoot a barrage of magic missiles >>19583891I think we should train few weeks more before being comfortable with going into melee.
Have Ell fire a salvo into the hoard. Obviously not near any of our allies.
rolled 27 = 27>>19583889Can we use the flowers to help power our spells?Rolling for more golems, and it's time to test what the soulfire can really do.
>>19583932Right, shooting while they haven't come close is smarter.>>19583945We don't really have to roll for golems or soulfire, not sure why Exabyte described it as inefficient use of magic.
rolled 13 = 13>>19583945damn it
>>19583954>>19583966>>19583945If you thought the first golems sucked, just wait till you see these Turds!
>>19583945>>19583966Perhaps we should try a different kind of golems?Wood golems, perhaps? They aren't as brittle as stone and it seems Ogres use primary blunt type of damage.
rolled 35 = 35>>19583945God damn tg dice
>>19583945>>19583966>>19584003But we don't have to roll for golems.
You clench your fist once more, and ball energy into your palm, and convert it into force, as you thrust your palm outward.A barrage of glowing, arcane bolts fire from your palm, and wing downwards into the mutant swarm. It breaks a few bones, but it does little else, and even the injured ones don't stop."They're hard to kill, girl." The high lady said. "Focus on one at a time."Her advice in mind. . it's time to see what soulfire can really do.The soldiers and the mutants clash, and they, surprisingly, stop the mutant onslaught completely. Then the soldiers back up, and second soldiers charge past them, leaping into the swarm with blade in hand.Raziel's chant completes, and she bangs the staff against the ground.<Oh, fuck.> Ell says.Coming from the airship. . is a massive, shimmering dragon, scales black as night, and it's eyes pits of empty blackness. It strafes above the mutants, necromantic, lifeless fire blasting across the ground, spewing from the dragon's mouth.The crowd, all standing on the walls, cheer. Raziel whoops. "Be careful of the soldiers!" She calls to the dragon. . and it twists around for another necromantic strafing run.All this while, you've been focusing, the tattoo on your arm spiralling outward, as you pump energy into the spell.
>>19584014Shoot soulfire lances.Low rate of fire, one lance at the time with a lot of power behind them.
rolled 76 = 76>>19584014BIG MONEY NO WHAMMY
>>19584014Walk the dinosaur. No wait... WHAT!? Target one mutant with the soulfire!
>>19584014She finished the dragon? Awesome.
>>19584013We still have to roll for signature spells, it's just that low rolls don't equal failure. It just costs more stamina than if we roll high.
You release the spell, thrusting it forward. A hungering, massive serpent leaps forth, swimming through the air. . .and then it bursts into dozens of soulflames, clinging to the mutants and burning away their flesh.With the soldiers, and the assistance of your companions, it seems that these mutants are pretty much over with, you only need to keep doing what you're doing.At least, until Ezekiel's chant finishes. There's no big bang, no flashes of light. . just a pulse of magic from him. . Every mutant just suddenly falls, their bodies cracking sickeningly, force magic crushing them where they stand."Well." Zeke said. "That worked pretty well."
>>19584071Oh... I didn't know that.>It just costs more stamina than if we roll high.You mean "less", right?
>>19584075"Yes, that was rather impressive."Go up to High Lady and talk to her.
>>19584071Fairly sure we don't have to roll at all. We've cast them without rolling before.>>19584075Was that what you were working on for the twins?
>Signature spells always cost the same price, and they are always cast successfully- but their effectiveness is what the roll is for."Yes, that was rather impressive." You say. "Was that what you were working on for the twins?"Zeke grins- at least as much as a kalak *can* grin."Why, thank you. Yes, it was. . but I had to toy with it to make each projectile hit a different target. Not easy to do on the spot like that." He says. . and gives Raziel a strange look- she's just watching the soldiers finish off the remaining mutants. She lets the dragon go, and it dissolves. Ezekiel likely isn't used to how little attention she's paying him.You step down off of the small hill you were on, ignoring Kristoph as he pouts ("But I didn't even get to stab a *single one*").The High Lady chuckles, tugging at the battleaxe that's stuck in a mutant's horns. She laughs, her head thrown back, and then she tries again- The battleaxe is stuck.Grayson kicks the horns. and shatters them with a single, powerful kick. She picks the battleaxe up, and looks at you again, as if re-evaluating you."That was a pretty good party, wasn't it?" She asked, taking off her helmet- her hair's raggedly shorn, and short- it looks like she did it herself, with a dull knife.
>>19584153Pat Kristoph on the... arm? somewhere proper, and say, "Don't worry. I'm sure you'll get your chance soon enough."
>>19584153>He says. . and gives Raziel a strange look- she's just watching the soldiers finish off the remaining mutants. She lets the dragon go, and it dissolves. Ezekiel likely isn't used to how little attention she's paying him.It's working! Muhahahaha!Ishelda, the allower of Incest.>>19584153"It seems like you really enjoy fighting.""Can you tell me more about this place?"
>>19584153WE MATCHMAKER NOW
>>19584153Have we officially knighted Grayson yet?
"It seems like you really enjoy fighting." You say."Well, you know what they say- do what you love." She said, and laughed boisterously. "Now, you're the queen of some place or other, right?"You nod."Then I should do this officially- I am High Lady Neptune, once called Jasmine.""Can you tell me more about this place, High Lady Neptune?""This place? The provinces as a whole, or just Neptune?""Just Neptune.""Well. . I should start at the start." She said. "Soon after we crushed the lizardmen and chased them off, the mutants started coming out of the warped lands. The elven-man alliance had to figure out what to do. . so we split the human lands into provinces. Neptune province was created for the sole purpose of keeping the mutants away from everyone else. We were supposed to be the only militarized province. . but then Venus got attacked by hobgoblins, and Sirius ended up having troll problems. . " She shrugged. "We can only build when the mutants aren't here. So. . " She blows on a horn, and some men come out of the city gates, hammers and supplies in hand. "Our fortifications didn't take any damage this time, probably due to your help."
rolled 79 = 79>>19584284"I might be able to help to rebuild and improve fortifications if you give me your permission"
rolled 24 = 24>>19584246OOH! THIS! THIS! Also we should make him an elegant cape. Maybe one enchanted to allow him to speak english if he so desires.
>>19584284Can we use our signature golem spell to help with fortifications?We might try to repair the broken tower too.Also, making a massive ditch with traps.
>>19584320I'm pretty sure Grayson can talk in common. He just refuses too, he is too classy of a gentlebear to lower himself to such a plebian language.
rolled 31 = 31>>19584320FFFFF-Also this >>19584308
>>19584153"Maybe I could help improve the fortifications? My companions and I are good with the...unconventional.
Let's just say that we've knighted Grayson. We knighted him when we first met him.
>>19584320>>19584346Meh, we shouldn't be doing this right now anyway.
"Perhaps I could help rebuild and improve fortifications, if you give me your permission.""No need." She said. "The workers want to earn their money- you don't want to take their jobs from them, do you?"She shrugged, then shouldered the battleaxe again. "Come, if you want," She said, and she walked into one of the tents. She set down the battleaxe and helmet. "We'll have some privacy in here." She said, and grabbed the High Lord's arm, tugging him into the tent. "Sirius told me you might have something to tell me. . about a coalition."
>>19584365Oh that.Well, we should just tell her what we told Sirus and see what she has to say about that.
"His courier told me of the demons, and of the great wall sealing them in." She said. "And it seems like something my people could help. . But this is my condition. Stop the mutants from coming. However you do it, purify the warped lands, or just go kill them all so they stop breeding... Hell, if you're able to talk them out of it, that works too. Doesn't matter. If you stop them, you free Neptune from it's duty, and we will help.""What- what is this about?" Her husband asked, looking quite lost. she tossed him a scrap of paper, and he started reading."This is ciphered-" He started, but she tossed him a second paper. "Right."
>>19584424>However you do it, purify the warped lands"Well, you might be interested to know that me and my companions already thought about this and we think we have a viable way of purifying the lands.""Unfortunately, I do not think there is talking with the mutants. A companion of mine is an expert on Wastelands and she tell me that they are quite insane."
>>19584424"Purifying might be possible, what happens *after* that concerns me. A large, suddenly hospitable piece of land shows up and well..."
"Well, you might be interested to know that me and my companions already thought about this, and we think we have a viable way of purifying the lands. But what happens *after* is what concerns me. A large, suddenly hospitable piece of land shows up, and, well. . ""No need to worry." She says. "Sirius' letter mentioned that- and he believes that making you arbiter of the new land would be the best choice- you're unaffiliated, see. I'm not so certain, though. You talk like a politician."
>>19584534Well I *am* a queen.
>>19584534"Oh.... If that what it makes to keep the lands peaceful, then it shall be done!"
>>19584546That sounds kinda arrogant.
>>19584564It explains the politician bit.
>>19584569Still sounds a little arrogant, imo. Also, being a royalty =/= politician. In fact, often it is the opposite.
>>19584534"Do you know what other Lords think of this?"
>>19584534"Maybe, though I'd like to think I fell mutants better than most politicians I'll need a little help to get started, but I'm willing to take care of the land after it's purified, certainly.
"I am a queen, after all." you say.She shrugs."Erm. . " The high lord sets the letter down, and raises his hand. His wife looks over to him. "I agree with High Lord Sirius. If she's the one who purifies the land. . why shouldn't it be hers to divvy out or keep as she wills? It's something that helps everyone, after all. If at the very least, making trade between man and elf possible once more.""That's a good point, Brewson." The high lady responds. She glances back at you. "There you have it. If the warped lands do open up. . you can rely on the forces of Sirius and Neptune to make sure conflict doesn't happen over it."
>>19584634>If at the very least, making trade between man and elf possible once more."Speaking of Elven-Human relations. What happened between the two people that you're not on friendly terms anymore?"
"Speaking of elven-human relations... What happened between the two people that you're not on friendly terms anymore?""Nothing in particular." She said. "It's just that there was so much spare land, the humans ended up taking one side, and the fey took the other. With the hobgoblins and the warped lands, though, it's much too difficult to send messages across, so we simply stopped communicating."
>>19584695"If they had only built a an outpost with a Spyre on human lands then you would be connected through their Weave and airships.""But I'm glad that there is no hostility between the people."
>>19584695Hmm. If we have rings that let us contact other people who wear them, couldn't we make a set just for them that would allow the humans and elves to talk to each other through that? Obviously they'd have to set up their own diplomatic stuff but it would let them start talking again.
>>19584722Well, all you need to build one is, to my knowledge, the flowers, a bunch of building material, and somebody to upkeep the damn thing. Quite convenient we happen to have all of that on board our ship, ain't it?
>>19584726I don't understand why the haven't thought about using magic to communicate.
>>19584740> Quite convenient we happen to have all of that on board our ship, ain't itif we build one, that will definitely piss of elves. They like their monopoly on that shit.Now that I think about it, we should claim that we got the seeds from looting Impulse/Eidolon after we killed her since she said that she had stolen them too.
>>19584777>You *did* loot those seeds, too. So you have a bunch spare. What you don't have is enough bronze, orichalum, quartz, or spellcrystals to make a real prism."Why don't you use magic to communicate?""We do, rarely." She said. "But good magisters come and go- it's not always feasible every generation. . and magic does little for transferring goods to trade.""If they had only built an outpost with a spire on human lands, then you would be connected to their weave. . "Ezekiel spoke up. "Flowers.""Flowers?" The high lady asked."The elves have these magic flowers that create magic power. It's what fuels their spires. Ishelda, they refuse to let anyone else get ahold of those flowers, remember? Building a spire would be counteractive for that."
>>19584745Think of this from the PoV of the wizard who would need to either A) Enchant an item to do this or B) Basically act as a telephone.Somebody would have to pay this wizard to do this, and frankly I'd rather be using a wizard to conquer the world than talk with the elves. And no, there's no trading oppurtunities either, the bastards don't generally trade with humans. They only made an exception for us because we're The Chosen On... I mean because we're awesome.
>>19584787"You're right. That is a bother."
>>19584787>"The elves have these magic flowers that create magic power. It's what fuels their spires. Ishelda, they refuse to let anyone else get ahold of those flowers, remember? Building a spire would be counteractive for that.""I know that. I meant having a small patch of land on this side which belongs to the Elf... like an embassy, you know?"
>>19584777We should clearly delay the Industrial Revolution because it will piss off the artisan smiths and their guild.Wait no, fuck the elves. If they want to resist, alright, but we're not going to capitulate to them because they're greedy arrogant pricks.
>>19584815> to the Elf'elves', I mean.>>19584816What do we know about industrial revolution?
"You're right." You say, and pout. "That is a bother."Marigold comes into the tent. . and grins widely. "Jasmine! I'm in town!""Mary." The tall woman says. "Did you meet our guest?""Meet her? I'm her cousin." Marigold said.The high lady looked between you and her."I knew." The high lord said, and chuckled.
>>19584787Lets...hold off on giving any those flowers. Maybe we can do that LATER when relations are better.
>>19584834"Oh, you know each other?">>19584847Or we can modify them to look and feel completely different and pretend that we sorcered them up it's-magic-I-aint-gotta-explain-shit. Sure, they wont be happy, but they can't exactly do anything against this, can they?Also, it was Eidolon who invented them in the first place, Ell inherited his Talent, so he should be able to help us here too.
>>19584834>"I knew." The high lord said, and chuckled."How?"
"Oh, you know each other?""Mutant gnawed my arm off, and a traveller recommended I go to Ursae." She said. "Mary patched me up."Marigol giggled. "You can't call it patching up when you're missing limbs.""How did you know?" You ask the high lord."Well, you both came to see me together. . and the wolves mentioned that you smelled similar. So I assumed you two shared blood."
>>19584941"Oh, that makes sense."
Should we offer them the communication rings?
>>19584816>>19584847Elves will be pissed at us anyway once they hear about the ones at our ship.Actually, couldn't we say we acquired the seeds from our battle with Impulse/Eidolon? She also stole seeds from the elves, and she may have done so less stealthily than we did.
"Oh. . that makes sense."He shrugged, and went back to the letter."So, I didn't know your city was this dirty." Marigold teased."We're all warriors, not artisans." The high lady responded, mildly offended. "You can't say that, if your people were sieged constantly, your city would be even better."You suddenly remember the moment the demons burst through the gate. The high lady's right. Your city didn't fare very well.Memories come, unbidden, to your mind. You pale.
>>19585009We need to make the flowers look different.Also, if we use them just for personal needs, they will probably tolerate it, but if we start sprouting up spires all over the continent, expanding the Weave, then they will probably get angry.
>>19585014PTSD, full speed ahead?
>>19585014Oh no! A wild PTSD appeared!Quickly, think about something else and change the subject!"So, Neptunians are probably the best warriors in human lands?"
>>19585039We're not that damaged, but let's change the subject anyway. I've been wondering if the mutant raids are random or if they seem organized. I recall Raziel telling us that the mutants had devolved to the point of beasts, right?
>>19585076Hmm, you're right. That is curious. If they were just beasts then they wouldn't raid in hordes but just few stragglers or a pack at best.
"S-so, Neptunians are probably the best warriors in human lands?" You ask, ignoring the worried looks Raziel and Marigold give you."Probably." The high lady said. "But Venusian warriors are better on the sea, and Sirusian warriors are likely more adaptable." She says. "I don't even think Ursae and Cerulean *have* warriors, though.""Are the mutant raids random, or organized?" You ask."Random. Completely, completely random. More like a force of nature- when clouds collect, it becomes a storm, right? The mutants are similar to that. Somewhere in the wild lands, mutants meet and join one another. . and then try to leave."
>>19585109"Do they attack only in this direction?"
"Do they attack only in this direction?""This is the only way out of the wasted lands." She said. "They may go north and attack the orcs, or to the east and attack the elves, but for some reason, they end up here in greater force. I don't quite know why.">Also, fanart from an awesome friend of mine.
>>19585109They only try and leave in groups? You'd think you'd find individuals wandering out. Do the Neptunians have the entire border walled?
>>19585177>>Also, fanart from an awesome friend of mine.Oooh, that's awesome.>>19585177I don't have anything else to talk about. I suggest we just have a general chit-chat and when we can, we go and talk with Marigold in private. I wanted to ask her something before it is too late.
>>19585177"What is your opinion regarding tea?"
"They only try to leave in groups?""Oh, no, our dire wolves have been taking care of those." She said. "They refuse to enter the warped lands themselves, but they do catch any stragglers. A pack of dire wolves can easily take out an ogre." She says.". . What is your opinion regarding tea?""It's a silly cerulean tradition." She said. "I prefer water. Or ale.""You can't say that, Jasmine! She'll kill you!" Marigold said, a horrified look on her face. "Run, before Ishelda gets you!"The high lady started to get alarmed. . but then Marigold starts laughing."Kidding, kidding." Mary said.
>>19585177Actually, I don't think the mutants can go east to attack the elves. The elves don't share a land border with the warped lands.
>>19585281"Oh Mar. . ." with a glare of pure evil."You won't sleep tonight."
>>19585326what are you alluding to?
rolled 31 = 31>>19585281"Oh Marygold, you should not joke about such things.You are fully aware that EVERYONE loves tea."Summon soulfire during conversation. At the end of the conversation, slowly look at the high lady and lord.And then burst into laughter.
>>19585353S- tickle torture.
>>19585355>Summon soulfire during conversation. At the end of the conversation, slowly look at the high lady and lord.>>And then burst into laughter.Doesn't sound like a good idea.
>>19585355I'd rather not.
>>19585372You're right.Burst into gigglefit, not laughter.
>>19585298I think this one's best, of those proposed.
>>19585372I can see how that can be interpreted as evil laugh and i assure you, i meant a gigglefit and not some evil thing.
"Oh, Marigoold~" You sigh.The group starts up with small talk, and you hear a story about how the high lord and lady met, and Marigold continually teases the high lady about this and that. Soon enough, you eat and finish lunch. . and leave the tent, companions at your back.
>threatening a highlord whose support you need>passing it off as a jokeYeah, no. Let's not.
>>19585439I want to ask Marigold something, away from other."Hey, I've been thinking. You told Raziel to ignore Zeke, and it seems to be working. Sooner or later Zeke is going to get bothered by this and will probably seek some advice, and I'm thinking he will come to me.... What do you propose I say to him if he does that?"
rolled 57 = 57>>19585473Why not ask telepathically?
>>19585482Dunno, I think doing it in person is better.Besides, we will be invading her mind with telepathy. Is that a good idea? We don't know what kind of an effect those spells can have
>>19585482How would she answer? Besides, it's not GIRL TALK if you can't giggle back.
>>19585482because everyone who has telepathy rings things can hear
"Hey, I've been thinking." You whisper to Marigold."What, no, we can't! We're cousins, and despite that, we're too young, and both girls. It's wrong!" She says, and you find yourself blushing."That's- that's not what I meant. You told Raziel to ignore Zeke, and it seems to be working." You say, ignoring her evil, evil giggles. "Sooner or later, Zeke is going to get bothered by this and probably seek advice. What do you propose I say if he comes to me?""Uh. . .just tell him that he should try talking to her." She said. "The point is to make him come to her, so just encourage that."
>>19585525>"What, no, we can't! We're cousins, and despite that, we're too young, and both girls. It's wrong!" She says, and you find yourself blushing.Marigold is rather kinky for a young girl.
>>19585525>"What, no, we can't! We're cousins, and despite that, we're too young, and both girls. It's wrong!" She says, and you find yourself blushing.Hahahaha, Mar wants us.
>>19585525You're so much better at this sort of thing than I am, how do you do it?Note about rejuvenating the Wasteland, the elves will be annoyed that we stole their flowers, we might be able to get away with saying that we created them independently with magic.
>>19585525Pfahahaahaha. I find myself hoping that Anon comes through, now.>>19585570Let's say this.
"You're so much better at this sort of thing than I am. How do you do it?""How can you talk like the *entire world* into helping you with the whole purify the wastelands thing? I can't believe you don't know this, but I think everyone has their own talents. Not like, magic talents, but actual, concrete, skills based on who you are. Like, Ell is much more courageous than he seems, and Raziel much less confident. I . . I see these things."
>>19585525>"What, no, we can't! We're cousins, and despite that, we're too young, and both girls. It's wrong!" She says, and you find yourself blushing."D-do you want to talk about this, later in the e-evening?"
>>19585612What about Grayson?You'll have to try to teach me sometime, I don't think this is the first time I'm going to be involved in the personal affairs of my retinue.
>>19585612"I... I guess it just never came up, back home?"
"What about Grayson?""Uh. . . He's a bear?" She says, and shrugs. "It's like. . I read between the lines well. I don't know how to explain it. Which. . is a nice segue. What happened earlier, in the tent? You paled, bit your lip, and started shaking." She suddenly stuttered and waved her arms. "I-If you don't want to tell me, that's okay, but sometimes. . talking about it helps?"
>>19585525It seems Marigold is having DESIRES. Considering she's helping twincest take place, cousin incest is entirely acceptable and she's just putting up a front.
>>19585698"If it's okay, we could talk about it later, in private."
>>19585698"It... It reminded me of home, before the end."
>>19585698turn away"Maybe later, okay?"Now is not the time to talk about this, it could lead Ishelda to crying again
>>19585698Marigold, you got to miss the full-scale invasion before the end and for that you are extremely fortunate. Choke back the tears for now, we can cry in private aboard the ship, if we're going to make this coalition we can't be known to cry in public.
>>19585705You. Stop that.
>>19585705You there, keep all creepy discussion to the post-thread fucking about.
>Just gonna say here- she was just teasing you. No more, no less.You close your eyes tightly, squinting them shut. "Maybe later, okay?""Okay." She says in a small voice, and you rejoin the rest of the group at the airship."What now?" Kristoph asks, lounging on the deck of the Jormungandr."Don't lay on the flowers!" Marigold says, suddenly furious. The knight's eyes opened, and he got up. . and managed, for the first time, to look somewhat sheepish."Uh. . sorry." He says. Marigold kneels down, and you see Ell cover his eyes.There's a tiny pinch of life magic, as she tends to the small, crushed flower.You note that it isn't a Galadriel's Light, but one of the flowers from Marigold's room in Ursae. It seems she's fond of them.
>>19585816Lightly scold Kristoph. Kristoph don't lounge on the flowers. I'm sure there's plenty of lounge space elsewhere on the Jormungandr.
>>19585510We're being very liberal with creating them and giving them to just about everyone we meet, and sooner or later this is going to become a problem. I think we need to upgrade our communication network. We need to make ourselves a ring to rule them all, a ring to find them, a ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them. Only with less evil ghosts and more gossip.
>>19585816>>Just gonna say here- she was just teasing you. No more, no less.>implying you're not hoping that one guy writes a fanfiction out of thisI know your tricks exabyte>>19585816Marigold probably could modify all of the flowers to look completely different. They must feel different too, lest they try to analyze them magically or scientifically
>>19585816I wonder if it would be possible to get a hybrid of those and GL via cross pollination?
"Now now, just because she likes you doesn't mean she'll forgive you everything."
>>19585880Implying i'm not just waiting for the end of the thread to DM SEXY SORCERESS QUEST.
"Kristoph, kindly don't lounge on the flowers. I'm sure there's plenty of lounge space elsewhere on the Jormungandr.""Yeah, you're right." He said, still managing to look apologetic. "But, uh, now that that's over, I'll reitinerate my question; What now?">Sandbox mode once again!>You can go anywhere on the continent, now that the Galadriel's Light has bloomed.
>>19585967Ursae, why not?
>>19585967Where've we been on the Provinces so far?
>>19585967Tower was the plan, no?Seeing as going there was the reason we aquired the airship in the first place it's long overdue.
>>19585967Is the image not loading only for me?
>>19585995We just came from there, that's why not.>>19585967I think we should talk to Zeke and Raziel about talking to Azariel about cleansing the warped lands.
Lets go do a test run on purifying the wasteland. Just a small area as a proof of concept. (After figuring out a defense for the astral fire.
>>19586018Oh, it finally loaded.>>19586017What was the plan again? What did we want to talk about with Azariel?
rolled 69 = 69>>19585967lets see about visiting Azriel..."Raziel, can you animate some corpses set them a task and leave them to finish it? I have a plan..."while in the city find an architect of fortifications and have him design a fortress.zombies do the work in a few places ad we have a city and road network to facilitate the blasted plan
>>19585967Talk to Raziel about the first step in cleansing the wasteland.At some point we should probably talk the lizard brothers too, they don't really ever show up much.
>>19586006>Blue are places you haven't been yet, while red are places you have been.>Note, however, that these are only the major locations you know about.
>>19585967"We shall be on our way to the warped lands, and see azariel."
>>195860391. Gehenna and Ragnarok, who the other Kalak will know more about than our twins.2. Purifying the wasteland which he lives in the middle of.3. Enhancing Kell (he created the trolls in the first place).
>>19586066>Wait damnit forgot the picture
>>19586040But High Lady said that workmen need to work and get salary. We shouldn't make fortifications without her approval
rolled 34, 15, 4 = 53>>19586066to the waste lands tower
>>19586095He's talking about doing it in the Warped Lands
>>19586093What are those tiny blue flecks on the map?
>>19586129Notable locations we haven't been, as Exabyte said in >>19586066
rolled 3 = 3>>19586095yeah, this guy (>>19586119) is right...animate some guys to build stuff in the warped lands so there's some good infrastructure...the kind that's worth owning...and perhaps restoring some of the old ogre cities...
>>19586181Before or after we purify them?If before, then I do not think it is a good idea to start making it
rolled 32 = 32>>19586197before so that once we do we have some place to put people who might be wanting to move in...
>>19586161Not those, the smaller, darker blueish marks. There's one just below cerulean
rolled 73 = 73>>19586279lakes?
>>19586279>Oh, yeah, those are lakes.
>>19586279Oh, wow, I didn't even see those.So what the hell are we actually doing, any way?
>>19586303warped lands and talk to Kalak boss guy about possibly purging the place
rolled 38 = 38>>19586289for the record I feel that there should be more of them...or at least some more rivers and other DELICIOUS WATER SOURCES...but that's just me...
>>19586338>There are a lot of DELICIOUS WATER SOURCES, they're just not on the map- I have a version of the map that says exactly where the rivers are and such, but I haven't shown that one. "We go. . .to Azariel's tower." You say."What." Ezekiel asked."Why?" Raziel asked."Who?" Kristoph said, too. . .possibly because he felt left out."Yeah, yeah." Ell said, and attuned the compass."Azariel?" Marigold asked."He's, uh, our father." Ezekiel said. "In a way. It's where all us Kalak grew up."While Ezekiel starts to explain, you take Raziel aside. "Raziel, can you animate some corpses and set them a task and leave them to finish it?""That's, uh, what I've been doing." She said. "At my crypt. I'll be able to stop by my crypt, and my undead will have uncovered more bodies. then I can go by and animate them, too."
What's the red mark on the small island between elf lands and lizard place?
>>19586289Shit those continents must be huge for the lakes to be so tiny. I had though that the map just didn't list water sources.
>>19586390That's the island where we found Ell's family tree + the dragon skull + the Heart
>>19586375If I'm planning on fixing the Warped Lands I should confer and get information on them from Azariel due to the fact that he would know them best. That and there might be an impromptu Kalak family reunion and I would love to meet more of your siblings.
rolled 17 = 17>>19586375"wonderful!""does anybody know where I can find a good architect? and is he on the way to wherever were going?"((please god not a Bergholt Stuttley Johnson type of architect...))
>>19586419Also we need to study the effect the dagger has and see if we can replicate it. Actually it will be interesting to see if we can manipulate astral fire in a similar way to how we do magical energy.
I still think we should purify the lands first before trying to build anything there
>>19586450I imagine that with the help of the Ankh manipulating astral fire will be quite simple.
>>19586375"Also, what do you think your father would say about cleansing the warped lands, and my... plans for after?
rolled 27 = 27>>19586468why?zombies need no rest, they need no food, they need only time to do their work, so if we set them to building and digging up more we can set them to work and be assured that no-one will disturb them.the anti-twins won't be able to do much to prevent them since only Raziel can enter the lands...and if we try after we clear the lands some of the anti-zombie people might become activists and try to kill them just because they are differently alive...
>>19586492We can sacrifice Ankh with the help of the dagger if we want to.Not sure what we would want to gain from it, but the choice is there>>19586375We should probably notify Azariel beforehand to avoid any misunderstandings
>The system thinks your post is spam, blah blah
I still say we should go see the dwarves.
>>19586515I just think it is getting ahead of ourself.... but I guess I don't really have any counter-arguments wither>.and if we try after we clear the lands some of the anti-zombie people might become activists and try to kill them just because they are differently alive...implying we'll let any bigoted dickwads (looking at you Fellwind) live in our glorious utopia.
rolled 23 = 23>>19586522and how old is she?do you know of any more such cities Raziel? it may be nice to have some cities to move people into once the lands are clear.
>>19586522Children? Are they anywhere near as adorable as I think they are?
>>19586535Or Ogres. Both are interesting choices.
>>19586535>You can.. once I finish the other continent. Remember, I had to take a break between NFC and SORQ specifically so I could make the setting.>But anyway, it'd take a month or so in-game to travel to another continent, and magic doesn't like that kind of distance, so you'll need to think deeply before changing continents.
>>19586535There are dwarves?
>>19586539But it wouldn't be proper to exclude them. They just need some light "reeducation."
>>19586560Yes, to either the east or the west I forget which, across the ocean.
"And how old is she?" You ask."She's around twenty or so." She said. "She's tiny and adorable and her feathers go every which way- it makes her look fuzzy!". . This is the first time you've seen Raziel this close to 'squee'ing.
rolled 41 = 41>>19586539it isn't a utopia right now, and even with the astral fire gone it's still been blasted with what amounts to a series of nuclear attacks, there is no life there. no vegetation, no clean water, there may be mineral wealth, but it would be significantly difficult to obtain.you can't just truck in seeds either. because what will the farmers eat...no I say we build it up and build it up and build it up. have you ever played a game of risk?like that but with infrastructure...
>>19586597I'd like to again submit the question in >>19586500
>>19586605Or we just magic it all better at once.
rolled 8 = 8>>19586597>. . This is the first time you've seen Raziel this close to 'squee'ing.oh dear...should we get some tinted goggles to deflect some of the cute?
>>19586597Ok, we should probably visit. Set ourself up as Auntie Ishelda for the Kalak children and get them to know us, also they sound absolutely adorable.
rolled 45 = 45>>19586618and if we roll less than a 50? I think this is a safer alternative to that.
>>19586605Alright.But I never expected the lands to be purified over night. This shit could take many years even with heavy use of magic.>>19586656....We just roll again.
"Also, what do you think your father would say about cleansing the warped lands, and my... plans for after?""Well. . " Raziel thinks, sticking one of her talons in her mouth."He'd be for it." Ezekiel said. "About cleansing it, at least. He's been looking for a way to make the dagger more powerful specifically so he can cleanse it. I'm not sure about your plans for after. .because I don't even know your plans for after."Everyone looks at you, about to ask exactly what your plans *are*, when Ell says "We're here. Above the point you marked, Raziel.""Right, right." Raziel says. She gives you a hug, and then waves. "I'll meet you at the tower." She said. . and then slammed her staff on the ground. The massive dragon appeared, and she leapt off of the ship, onto the dragon, and sailed below the cloud cover."A-aren't the warped lands dangerous?" Marigold asked, and looked down. "Why did she just-"
>>19586539Should we scry Fellwind and Lewin to see what they've been up to since they left?
>>19586667They are dangerous, but Raziel gave up a lot so she wouldn't be affected by the Astral Fire. I would not suggest following her into the Warped Lands, at least not until we fix them.
>>19586684I think simply using the ring to give them a call would be more polite than intruding on their privacy.
>>19586667They're very dangerous, but she's used to them. She lives here.
"They are dangerous. .but Raziel gave up a lot so she wouldn't be affected by the Astral fire.""What?!" Ezekiel asked- he obviously knew what you meant. "I thought she used necromancy. . or something. What sacrifice did she make?"He looked. . worried.
>>19586709Flight. That's why she doesn't heal her wings.
>>19586695I don't think Fellwind really wants to hear from us and I don't like the idea of using Lewin to go behind his back so to speak. A quick scry is really the easiest option for avoiding unwanted conflict.
>>19586732Shouldn't this be something he talks with Raziel about?
>>19586753Yes. He should definitely talk to her about it."You should ask her about it, Zeke."
>>19586709I thought she would have told you herself. Something like this is probably her prerogative to tell you the specifics about, what she gave up doesn't put her in danger, nor did it harm anyone else.
>>19586709"Why do you think she never flies under her own power?"
rolled 52 = 52>>19586684rolling for it out of curiosity>>19586667raziel has a good loophole in the rules.>>19586661if we eventually raise every corpse we find we can get a massive army of builders. not overnight, maybe a year or two., remember that mortal laborers need sleep, rest, food, and time off. zombies don't
We should tell him to talk to her about it.That's what we're trying to do right?
rolled 36 = 36>>19586732no"it's her thing to tell, not ours you can ask her yourself">>19586771also no
>>19586709"Maybe you should talk to her more?"
>>19586737What if they are right in the act of doing something indecent? Not with each other, but...
"You should ask her about it." You say. "It's. . not my business to tell."". . Right." He said, and his shoulders drooped. "But I think she's angry at-"We're heading for the tower, now." Ell said, oblivious to the conversation. "We should be there in the morning. By the way, Zeke. Any way you could teach me that invisible Force swarm spell?""Well. . I can try." Zeke said. "I kind of modified it on the spot, so I'm not sure how much I remember."The two (three, counting Bubbles) started to talk about the mechanics of spells- something that, despite how much the aged wizard in Arcturus spoke about, you never exactly understood.Nahzit sat back, and relaxed. "Ishelda?" He asked. "I wanted to ask you something. . about this land. The warped lands."
>>19586832Go ahead Nahzit, ask away.
>>19586821You had to correct yourself there, didn't you?
rolled 83 = 83>>19586821then we blush and back out of the scy with alacrity and never speak of it again...or we can ask marygold in private...(or not)
"Go ahead, Nahzit.""Well. . I know that these lands are this way because of my people, but. . I have to ask." He took a deep breath, and closed his eyes.Then he knelt, in a manner that suggested the utmost formality. "Mother Ishelda, I humbly request; Please give some of these lands to my people."
rolled 97 = 97>>19586884I was actually planning to. you need not worry, but as yet we have not prepared them
>>19586884What is special about these lands?
>>19586884"If it works out how I intent, then every race will live in these lands together."I'm thinking we are aiming for multicultural, tolerant society here, right?
>>19586884Currently I'm planning on setting up a place where everyone can live peacefully and your people would be welcome here. This is still far off you understand, but I will endeavor to make it so.
>>19586884"I think that can be arranged, Nahzit. There is quite a lot of it, after all."
>>19586914Yes, yes we are.
rolled 92 = 92>>19586911nothing. the lizardmen just have an overpopulation problem.more lands less problem
>>19586914A trade Hub at the very least.
>>19586884I intend for these lands to welcome members of /all/ peoples, so long as they do not attempt to kill each other here.
>>19586854Or we put hands over over eyes but spreading fingers far wide so that they actually do not obstruct our vision, but we can pretend that we tried to.>>19586911Lizardmen territory is becoming over-populated. I don't think there is anything special about these lands
>>19586914Yes, but the lizardmen are also speaking of rebuilding the Lizardman Empire. If we can avoid the bloodshed of them attempting to conquer human or elven lands by giving them cleansed lands from the warped lands, it would be great.
rolled 66 = 66>>19586933>>19586854>>19586904can I ask that these be linked to determining the number of new bodies Raziel has to reamnimate?
>>19586884"I promise that, if the wastelands are repairable, I'll have a serious discussion about it with the matrons. But there's a LOT to consider, and I can't promise I can provide this land.I do promise however, that I will find a land for your people in my lifetime, even if it isn't this one."
>>19586947Do we know who controls the large island just to the west of the lizardmen's swamps?
rolled 31 = 31>>19586995not yet, I think exabyte is still drawing it up...
>>19586995I think that's hobgoblin territory
This is a pretty good chance to give OUR Matron some clout. Giving them some might be a pretty good idea."It's a little too early to start thinking about who settles where, but the Lizardmen should certainly get some, I agree."
"I think that can be arranged, Nahzit. If things work out how I intend. . every race will live in these lands together. And even if they don't. .there's quite a lot of land, after all.""Thank you." He says, and stands.As the time went on, the sun slowly sank through the sky, and the group had dinner."I hope Raziel is safe." Ezekiel said.And that's when two tall, grey kalak appeared on the deck- a silver tome in one hand.They were identical- Perfect twins.>END OF THREAD 25>My twitter is @futureexabyte>And I'll stick around to answer questions.
http://pastebin.com/txVWaxr6Second half to come tomorrow. Criticisms for the writing (not the content) is welcome.>>19585880And yes, I will. But probably not how you think.
rolled 75 = 75>>19587006dammit
>>19587006Yay, Gehenna and Ragnarok have finally come for tea! I'm sure they have lots of useful and interesting information to share.
>>19587002I thought that their lands weren't on the map?
>>19587020I'll be in my bunk.>No, really, it's late and I need to sleep. I'll read this later.
>>19587044>Their *mainland* isn't on the map, but those islands are essentially outposts, where the hobgob captains sail, raid, and kidnap people. Also, they fish sometimes, and the islands are also home to farms, where the hobgoblin food is produced.
>>19587044The mainland, with the wall and portal and shit is off the bottom of the map. I think it's fairly obvious that the "hobgob islands" are owned by the hobgoblins as well.
>>19587020Huh. That was alright.
>>19587020I think you meant jowls instead of jewels.
>>19587020>mfw a fapfic based off of my quest has better writing than my quest itself>>Fun fact- Ishelda's mother died when Ishelda was born, so her father had to have the puberty talk- with her handmaiden's help, of course. It was as awkward as it sounds.
>>19587020>She pulled up the flaps of his jewelsI'm guessing you mean jowls? I'll let you off one mistake, it was quite good.
>>19587173Yes, I did. Fucking autocorrect.
>>19587020>I guess you got inb4 me... Oh well.>Lets go back in time."Hey, I've been thinking." You whisper to Marigold."What, no, we can't! We're cousins, and despite that, we're too young, and both girls. It's wrong!" She says, and you find yourself blushing."No, it's okay. Even Raziel and Ezekiel are twins."you place your hand over hers. "Shall we return to my quarters?"
>>19587020Oh my. That was quite good, if a bit short. You should probably stick some sort of warning on this though.
rolled 100 = 100>>19587184NO!!!!NONONONONONONO. THAT WAY LEADS TO THE QUEST GETTING BANNED
>>19587211I'll do that next time.>>19587179Oh shi- thanks!
>>19587238No it doesn't, he didn't post anything against the rules.And even if he was banned why would that stop the quest from continuing?Also stop wasting 100s.
rolled 22 = 22>>19587267actually, I just don't want it on the thread itself I don't want this to end in an exa-BANNED I want this quest to end with some awesome...>>19587238
>>19587238We're fine if he leaves it at that.
rolled 22 = 22>>19587284I have seen stupider bans than that, trust me.Exabyte, just keep it in pastebin...please. I want to see the end of the quest...
>>19587292So we have pastebins with warnings. No worries.Besides there's only going to be the one short story, then nobody ever mentions it again, right?RIGHT?
>>19587323Fuck no, I'm gonna do a short smut story every day. This is great practice.
>>19587307How would the mods even see it, we're in autosage.
>>19587323I have plans for at least two chapters.
So exabyte, tell us more about this 'sacrifice' magic thingy. Does it really count as a sacrifice for Raziel to lose her flying when we have an airship and she can summon zombie dragons?
>>19587348>zombie dragonsIt's a spirit dragon, silly.
rolled 57 = 57>>19587342I'm probably a little paranoid about it though...>>19587341did you by any chance get to participate in Roll and Tell?
>>19587348>Technically, they're *spectre* dragons.>Sacrifice magic is actually very strange and esoteric- The only reason her sacrifice actually worked was because, for twenty to fifty years, since she had first been born she hadn't been able to repair her wings, so one of her biggest dreams were to fly under her own power. the nature of the sacrifice wasn't just 'flight', it was to 'not be able to fulfill that dream'. Just any kalak wouldn't be able to make the same deal, because they didn't spend years wishing they could fly.
>>19587377I'm afraid I've never heard of it.
>>19587307Dude. That wasn't Exabyte. Take another look at the name & trip.
>>19587384Thats rather sad. So really by fixing the blasted lands, we're giving her back her wings. That's pretty sweet of us.Also I read the character list and remembered that we killed of Zeke's companion Kalak on the boat. Does he hold that against us?
rolled 17 = 17>>19587404oh, okay....few...in any case man...keep it in the paste bin...
>>19587377You're extremely paranoid, fapfiction is perfectly legal on /tg/, there are quests with actual official sex scenes that get along just fine and you think some post-thread fan stuff that will never show on the front page is going to get the whole quest shut down somehow? You went and scared the dude off over nothing and deprived us all of whatever he was going to write.
>>19587361>Also, the difference in undead are these;>Zombies and skeletons are reanimated corpses- nothing special here.>Spirits are intangible beings- they can be summoned purely to speak to or to communicate.>Spectres are spirits, save for one thing- they're physical. Similar to a force spell, they have a physical body. However, their strength, durability, and duration is directly based on how much magic power they have left. Zombies and skeletons may be weaker, physically, and much stupider, but they last much longer than a spectre does.
>>19587430Magic power the summoner has left, or magic power the creature has left?
rolled 36 = 36>>19587425it didn't used to be...Roll and Tell was expunged from all the archives. even suptg deleted all of the threads...attempts have been made to start them up again and resulted in BANNS
>>19587447>Magic power the creature has left. . but in truth, you create a totem to summon a spectre, and if you have the totem, you can directly channel power to it no matter where or how far away it is, so it ends up being 'both'.>>19587423>He doesn't hold Cassiel's death against us- in truth, Cassiel killed himself by turning into a sea serpent and trying to give the orc crew a dynamic hug. That's one of Azariel's teachings, in a way; 'if they're not smart enough to survive after leaving the tower, then it's their fault'.>In case anyone is wondering, Cassiel's specialty was barriers, wards, shields, and seals. That's why he broke Ishelda's shield so easily.
>>19587505Does Azariel have a speciality?
>>19587523>His specialty *was* evocation, but he had it sealed long before he came to this world.>As for his new specialty. . . . I'll stay silent about that.>*FORESHADOWING*
>>19587532Is it "making little girls cry"?
>>19587553He was quite polite when we met him last, if a little secretive. We still don't know his plans, other then that he wants the Kalak race to continue.
"He's this way." Raziel said, leading you through the dark halls.You look closely at the throne in the distance. Azariel's throne. You see a figure sitting in it. . and you walk closer."I," A loud, booming voice says, "Am Azariel."He stands up. . Six massive, strange, steel limbs burst from his back, and he was wearing some kind of armor, and a faceless visor. How could he even *see*?"Daaave." someone says, walking out from behind the throne. A young woman... with legs made out of that same, strange steel material. Her hair was every color imaginable.. even the uncolors you'd seen in the portals. "Let's leave this planet. This one is pretty boring- Just bird people and flying airships."". . Well, fine." This 'Dave' says. "See you, little girl. And bird person."The two of them walk out."What." Ezekiel says. "Was that."> NEUTRAL END - DAVE?!
>>19587594Yeah, sorry, I forgot that was Fellwind's speciality.Azariel's is probably control or manipulation or something, I can't imagine spells that let you take control of people's bodies are very common.
>>19587607I guess he evokes bullets and plasma at things.
rolled 90 = 90>>19587607azriels throne==~~==IDW chair???was this on purpose?
>>19587687>It was a callback to my last quest. NFC- Near Future Cyborg or whatever. You can find all 30 threads of them on the suptg archive.>>19587674>.. I didn't even think about that.
>>19587724I kinda thought that's what it was.
>Reading through NFCQ, and I'm thinking that my style is a lot better than it was for SORQI'm not sure I agree, I much prefer this talky-syle quest to the action-reaction combat style of NFC. I only have gotten one third through NFC though, so it might have changed a bit later on.
>>19588161>Really, I suppose the two quests are much too different to make any kind of real comparison. The characters have different personalities, the combat is completely different, but the main point is the structure of the plot- NFC was linear, in that the plot was planned out beforehand, while SORQ is sandbox, for the most part.>Leaving that alone, though, I was talking strictly the writing, not the content- I believe I was much more descriptive and eloquent in NFC.>Plus, read it to the end- the conclusion surprised even me.
>>19587020I swear, if the next chapter includes the word Cloaca I will hunt you down and beat you to death with a dead parrot.
>>19589115Nah. Lots of ovipositors though.