>>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: 1>Signature spells: Summon Elemental, Control Magic, Soulfire>Funds: Medium>Location: Jormungandr, Off the southern coast of the warped lands."Marigold!" You call as loud as possible.The injured, crippled Kalak, Gehenna, tried to pull himself to his feet, to meet your eyes. "He betrayed me. He *lied* to me." He said, in a very cold, emotionless voice. He gripped the Fell even tighter, and he started trembling.Marigold rushed out from below deck, white light already streaming from her back as she starts healing the kalak. Her eyes are red, but she doesn't seem to notice.The mask you have under your petticoat starts. . shaking, and you hear it whisper that word again, but then it calms.
rolled 68 = 68Gentlemen
rolled 94 = 94>>19673812I vote to sacrifice the fell to end the game
rolled 93 = 93>>19673812So what say you gentlemen and women of Sorceress Quest that we girl up and punch the good Rag to the beak?Rolling on teleporting the brainless feathery asshole here
>>19673804"What happened, Gehenna? What did Ragnarok do?">>19673855... Can we even sacrifice it? I mean, it's cursed, and not even something we want. And ending 'THE GAME' is a bit wide-reaching. Like, bad end wide-reaching.
>>19673855I wouldn't do that if I were us, which I partly am, because it would likely end up killing everyone involved.
>>19673893As said in previous thread, he's planning on getting Eidolon back
>>19673869And then hug him.I think he deserves both.
"What happened, Gehenna? What did Ragnarok do?""Sent me to get the Fell." He said. "When I came back, he was gone. He always argued for bringing Eidolon back. . I'm lucky I brought the crystal with me, rather than leaving it with him."
>>19673914>>19673855No. I think that with a 94 roll it would just change the mindsets of everyone involved in THE GAME to 'I don't have to change the entire world to match my possibly extremely warped mindset.'
>>19673983"But why? Eidolon was mad. Convincing at times, but completely mad!"
>>19673983"Crystal?">Why did Ishelda not punch him?>Are you going to do it at a more appropriate time?>Of course THE LITTLE GIRL hugs the cute bird after he got punched.>Is he cute?
"But why? Eidolon was mad. Convincing at times, but completely mad!""He wasn't mad. He was brilliant." Gehenna said. "He taught I and my brother when we refused to get cursed by Azariel. He gave me my tome. But he's dead, and I promised not to fight against you. . which Eidolon would ask us to do.""Crystal?""It was a crystal Eidolon had us keep. Said it was important, very important to him, and to give it to him if we ever had to resurrect him."As Marigold knelt and started healing, Raziel stood."Bring him here. You can do that, right? We need to stop Ragnarok."You nod, and reach out with your magic. . .Ragnarok bursts into being, his kalak-grin wide. It almost seemed like he leaped *with* you, as opposed to fighting it."You called?" Ragnarok asked.Gehenna grabbed Ragnarok by the beak, and used it to slam his head into the floor.
rolled 47 = 47>using for trains plus>its broke>reply box always has same captcha for thread>this time it's Sorc. monest>I kind of dislike needing to refresh Captcha every reply.>actual Captcha this post isneusure gamester.>with a fancy s that looks like an f
>>19674072Oy we were supposed to punch him!
>>19674072"I wanted to do that..."
rolled 89 = 89>>19674072Why did you abandon your brother?>honyig MAGIC>Captcha is amusing to me today.
>>19674072Crush Ragnarok's mind. Make him effectively a vegetable.Can't roll, cuz phone posting.
>>19674072Tell them to quit with the senseless violence.
rolled 77 = 77>>19674109>>19674105These.
rolled 99 = 99>>19674117Allow me.
"I wanted to do that..." You murmur."Why did you abandon your brother?"Ragnarok pulled himself back up."I have learned from my master's mistakes. He lost. . because he told his plans to anyone who asks. I will not make the same mistake. Eidolon will return. things are set into motion."
rolled 57 = 57>>19674140"Well, I'll tell you something that should be of vital interest to you. That you, Sir, are a NITWIT! Now, what did you do?"
rolled 27 = 27>>19674117I assume you mean the tactic of "I have a bunch of fa/tg/uys in my head arguing all the time, listen real quick."Let me help you with that.But Exabyte only do it after we have squeezed info from him.
>>19674138I say we use this 99 roll right ere.
>>19674138>>19674117Oh jeez. At least find out what he's doing to bring back Eidolon first.
rolled 18 = 18Lets read his memories after he become vegetable to know what he did
>>19674140"Eidolon is dead. And he's staying dead, Ragnarok. Whatever his plan was, benevolent or malevolent, it was not worth the means.">>19674117>>19674138I'll second this. Instead of vegetablery, though, geas his magic away, leaving him unable to fuck aboot and revive Eidolon or threaten us. It's a terrible thing to do, but necessary.
"Well, I'll tell you something that should be of vital interest to you." You say, clenching your fist. "That you, Sir, are a NITWIT!"You punch him in the torso."Now, what did you do?" You ask.He tilted his head to the side, and chirped the single most condescending chirp you've ever heard. He's. . bragging.
rolled 34 = 34>>19674200Let's make a quick anti-teleport bubble to the area and muffle the room so that others don't hear, then make him hurt.
rolled 75 = 75>>19674179What things?>rolling for diplomancy>It's okay if Ishelda must use TRUTH and WILLING TO SPEAK.
rolled 39 = 39>>19674200Just rip the info straight out of the asshole's mind. We don't have to deal with him.
You reach into him, and crush his magic, preventing him from teleporting away. For. . ever, as far as you can tell. The seal you place on him is powerful, amazingly so, and it doesn't seem to have a time limit."Oh, no, whatever shall I do." Ragnarok said, perfectly calm. "Now I am no threat to you. Do as you please."
>>19674216NO.WE ARE NOT A TORTURER.
rolled 15 = 15>>19674229Do this
>>19674251"What did you do?"
>>19674251are you going to do this >>19674218 Or did that just happen?If not, please make it so.
You reach out with your magic, and try to tear what you can out of his mind.You get. . a few memories. Eidolon giving your brother a book. Scrying for the Fell. But you don't get anything useful. Nothing other than snippets."What. Did. You. Do?""I set things in motion." He said. "I knew you would pull me here. You can only scry on people you know, and everyone on Eidolon's side that you know is right here! Hahahahaha!"
rolled 65 = 65>>19674303Fuck this, use True Magic and scry on everyone on "Eidolon's side" as he puts it.
WAIT!A couple of threads ago Exabyte said Eidolon taught shapeshifting to Azariel! But Azariel said that both his parents were male and one of them switched to female!WHICH IS IT EXABYTE?!
>>19674251"You were hardly a threat before as far as magic went. It's that wired-shut beak of yours that seems to be the problem. I'll ask again. What did you do, or what are you going to do? Because I do not want to go rooting about in your mind. In fact, considering how he laid dormant in Ser Bubbles' consciousness, that might be just what you want me to do so Eidolon can hop into MY head."
>>19674303shouldn't we have a decent knowledge of Eidolon's mind? Scry for him.
rolled 77 = 77>>19674320With a roll like that?
>>19674303>Only discord is effective.>Discord is extremely effective even with low rolls.>I think I don't like this quest anymore.>I'll allow Exabyte this thread to redeem himself.
>>19674303"Gehenna, he's your brother. What do we do about him? He's clearly lost his mind with ego. He's outright cackling, for pities' sake. I'd like this to end well for all involved, but it is looking very difficult. What do you know about his plans?"
>>19674326>also this.>If I wanted non interactive storytime I would read a book.
"You were hardly a threat before as far as magic went." You say. "It's that wired-shut beak of yours that seems to be the problem. I'll ask again. What did you do, or what are you going to do? Because I do not want to go rooting about in your mind. In fact, considering how he laid dormant in Ser Bubbles' consciousness, that might be just what you want me to do so Eidolon can hop into MY head."He snorted. "Just take a look at the crystal my dear brother here has. Have everyone take a look at it."As he spoke, people started coming up from belowdeck, having heard the commotion."Don't." Gehenna said. "Whatever he wants you to do, don't do it. Why would you do this thing, brother?""Brother? Bah. You have no loyalty for our father, so I shall have no loyalty toward you." Ragnarok responded.
>>19674384Screw it. Kill him then have Raziel reanimate him so he HAS to answer us.
rolled 85 = 85>>19674384Suddenly I have the feeling that we should throw it into a black hole.
>>19674384Did you skew your rolling system for this thread?A 75 should be effective for the diplomancy that was stated several of your posts ago. Why does a roll in the 30s have more of an effect than a 75 roll?
>>19674418Let's try that but with a roll.
rolled 35 = 35>>19674449Allow me
rolled 56 = 56>>19674449Allow me.
>>19674418>>19674449We shouldn't need to roll to slit an incapacitated person's throat. And you don't need to roll for Raziel's magic. What are you rolling for?
>>19674326>Eidolon did teach shapeshifting to Azariel.>But shapeshifting wasn't exclusively invented by eidolon, and other kalak back in the kalak homeworld knew other spells.>>19674446>>19674218>I only take rolls for magic, and the few times I explicitly ask for rolls in combat situations. Diplomacy isn't something that can be rolled for."Raziel, if I were to kill him, could you revive him and make us answer his questions?""Only free-willed undead have minds." She said. "I wouldn't say we can't kill him, but if we do, and I revive him, I can't make him talk.""I can try." Kaliel said. "I can tear the knowledge from his mind. What do you want to know?"
rolled 90 = 90>>19674504Which one was Kaliel?
rolled 90 = 90>>19674518Let's use this roll to do it ourselves.
>>19674504Oh great, she mindrapes people as well. As if she wasn't freaky enough already.
rolled 31 = 31>>19674533Or that.
>>19674384"And what could Eidolon have POSSIBLY done to earn your loyalty? Because so far all I've seen of him is wreaking havoc, murdering, stealing, lying, and generally being an enemy of the public- and me, despite my attempts at cordiality with him ever since his rebirth, before he forced me to kill him when I had to stop his spree of killing and stealing- while enacting his nebulous plans for magical enrichment the world over. You're not sane, Ragnarok, listen to yourself. Listen to the fanaticism in your voice.">>19674446But we've very seldom rolled for diplomacy. It's all roleplay for the most part. Why are you surprised a diplomacy roll would be largely disregarded?>>19674504"Kaliel, forgive me for saying so, but this matter is delicate. I'm not certain I want to let you try that just yet; you're a very skilled magician and surgeon, but a little cold, and invading minds magically is... Not something I'm very comfortable with. If all else fails and he shan't turn away from his madness, I'll let you try, but be careful if you do."
>>19674518>>19674533And, two 90's down the drain. Within less than a minute of one another.
rolled 55 = 55>>19674504Double 90s exabyte, it better happen.Also, it does seem like you are ignoring certain ideas in favor of others.Let's also try to scry again.
rolled 19 = 19>>19674559They were rolls for mindrape.SCRY!> Captcha: Wookshi couldWe must find Wookshi.Btw Exabyte where are the Kobolds?
You clench your fist, and close your eyes, scrying. . everything that could be Eidolon's ally. You see little. A small cabin near an ocean. The top of a mountain. The ruins in crescent island. Nothing but places, places.You shake your head, and put your hand on Ragnarok's crest. . and reach into his mind.A whirlwind of thoughts that aren't yours rush through your head. You skip around a mental barrier he's put up. . by mentally repeating the phrase 'rubber baby buggy bunkers' over and over. You skip through that, weave through memories of talking to various humans, you note a memory as the Wanderer confronts him, ignore hundreds of memories of speaking with his brother. . Kobolds. Kobolds who worship you, after a long while of speaking to them a little each day, whenever you can get rid of your brother. You remember the time your father died, when you and your brother went to the place he died. . and stole your father's blood from the past."And now." You say, the words trilling through your beak. "I have a job for you to do.""Yes, boss?" The kobold shaman says, bowing low.Your father may be mad, insane, dangerous. . but you owe him. This is your duty."I will send you to the tower." You say. "The ritual I taught you. Do it with your youngest children.""But. . boss. . .""Do it, or my wrath will be mighty." You say. . and then you send them through the portal.You pull out of Ragnarok's head. They're at. . Azariel's tower.They're going to use the artifact knife to sacrifice kobold young. Life for life.
rolled 38 = 38>>19674544Let us mind rape if the first part doesn't succeed.Also to Kaliel"Delicacy is appreciated here. If he refuses, then by all means, rip the knowledge from his mind."
rolled 50 = 50>>19674684"Right," knock Ragnarok out, "We need to get to Azariel now. Kobolds using the knife to sacrifice themselves to get Eidolon back." and rolling for true magic boosted speed thing to get there
rolled 56 = 56rolling to teleport to Azariel's tower.
>>19674684Contact Azzy immediately. Maybe he can do something. Or at least delay them until we get there.
rolled 49 = 49>>19674684....fuck.NOW can we kill him? He wants to fucking sacrifice Kobold babies!And why didn't we remove the knife?....TELEPORT THE KNIFE TO SOMWHERE SAFE!
>>19674684WhatwhatWHAT."Ragnarok... You... You're butchering children to bring him back? And having their own kin do the job?! You even KNOW that Eidolon is mad, and you're still serving him, out of a twisted, mindless sense of loyalty! To think you'd do such a thing, after refusing Azariel's geas is... Is... What is WRONG with you, you hypocritical MONSTER?"Slap that motherfucker. Hard. And then again. We need to call on Azariel's spectre and inform him to wake the fuck up in the tower, because he has to stop that ritual at all costs.
rolled 65 = 65>>19674784Best course of action short of going there our selves.Move the knife.
rolled 75 = 75>>19674784Didn't we say to bring the knife and Azariel's longsword?
I just thought that with TWO SPECIFIC spells, that a 94 would be effective. I called it diplomancy, but really spells are spells.>TRUTH and WILLING TO SPEAK were spells.>Why is a 94 ineffective on spells?
You're *livid*."Ragnarok... you... you're butchering children to bring him back? And having their own kin do the job?! You even KNOW that eidolon is mad, and you're still serving him, out of a twisted, mindless sense of loyalty! To think you'd do such a thing, after refusing Azariel's geas is... is... what is *wrong* with you... you..."You slap him as hard as is physically capable. "You hypocritical monster!" You screech, and slap him again.And again."Raziel, call on Azariel's spectre. Inform him to wake up in the tower, and stop that ritual at all costs. I'll move the knife.""If you move the knife, the spell protecting the tower from the astral fire will fall." Raziel says. . "But I'll do it."She knelt, and calmly said Azariel's name."Go to the tower, Azariel. Stop the ritual." Raziel says, and the wisp in front of her vanishes. "I think he'll buy us some time."
rolled 86 = 86>>19674895Why aren't we moving faster already?
>>19674895Boot that fucker in the ribs. Serious the fuck up and regain our composure."Raziel, Gehenna, Ell. Would it be possible for you to translocate the ship, like we did before? We have no time to lose. I'll move the knife if we can't, but I'd like to keep the tower safe if possible."
>>19674895>"If you move the knife, the spell protecting the tower from the astral fire will fall."So? Noone lives there any more. You can't kill or mutate a spectre, and artifacts are almost indestructible. It's kind of unfair to slaughter the kobolds I guess.
"Go, go, go!" You say, putting your hand on the Jormungandr's control crystal. It's been running at cruising speed north the entire time, so you're not far. . but cruising speed isn't fast enough. With force of will and a generous heaping of magic, you pour energy into the crystal and tell the Jormungandr to speed up.It shudders, and speeds up.Ragnarok starts chuckling. . but then Gehenna, fully healed, tackles him, and starts pummeling him. No magic, no special, artful attacks, just mindless, angry punches. . and pecking. The pecking is certainly odd.A crux is occurring to the north, the heart informs you. Likely something involving the sacrificial knife."Raziel, Gehenna, Ell." You say. "Would it be possible to translocate the ship, like we did before? We have no time to lose.""Yes." Gehenna says, pulling away from his unconscious brother, his beak covered in blood. "I have the Fell. I can do literally anything with it. Great power, at great cost."
>>19674997What kind of cost? Just those mutants?
>>19674997"What would the cost be? That artifact is nothing but trouble, and I've a terrible feeling about using it."
rolled 16 = 16Rolling to transport the sacrificial children here.
rolled 63 = 63>>19675033Oh great, now we're kidnappers?
rolled 16 = 16let's summon elementals at the tower and have them push the Kobolds around.
>>19674997Will you at least make up an exuse as to why a 94 failed to cast spell?>something like DERP well I cut the roll in half because you mentioned two spells>I didn't say you had to use both, just a spell to make him tell the truth.
rolled 39 = 39Lets hide the knife somewhere within the tower. Won't break the spell but they will think we moved it away and most likely not search for it.
You close your eyes, and pour even more energy into elementals, trying to make them materialize inside the tower. . but it's too far, and the elementals fall apart, wasting your energy. Your muscles start to ache. . So you try Moving the sacrifices, but they elude your grasp. Your lungs start laboring- it's getting hard to breathe.You look out, over the horizon, and see the tower far in the distance. You don't have enough time. . "What kind of cost? Just those mutants?""I came here, even though I am very bad at translocating, didn't I?" He asked. "The Fell is the reason I could come. .but also the reason I was so badly injured. I don't know what the cost will be this time, but you were right. Time is of the essence. I must do this thing."He clenched the Fell tightly, lowered his head, and started chanting. Slowly, calmly, completely unlike the standard 'three second spells' you've seen so much from the Kalak.
>>19674997>pls stop railroad>pls respond>pls no bad excuse>like "I only read first part of post"
rolled 43 = 43>>19675130We can't let him take all of the cost, or however it's going to work. Can we make it so that we're involved in the 'cost' as well, or will the artifact do that automatically because of our strong desire to get there and stop this from happening?
rolled 76 = 76>>19675033let me help you>Hopefully if this is a good roll Exabyte doesn't ignore it again.
rolled 84 = 84Use our crystals to recover energy, this is an emergency. Rolling to lock Eidolan's soul so it cannot be revived. Use the fact that we killed him and created his last body to enforce our connection to him
>>19675234Ooh, I like this.
>>19675130Hey, we agreed to move the Knife! Only one person somewhat objected!
>>19675162>Okay, here goes; these are my reasons for not taking various posts.>>19675119>>19674861>Mentioned diplomacy, so I thought it was a diplomacy roll, which I do not take. Also, the roll was a 75, not a 94. Additionally, under a 'speak only truth' spell, he could simply opt to stay silent.>>19674845>No, you didn't say that- not last time you were at the tower, at least.>>19674815>>19674784>I wanted to verify that you knew that doing that would kill ALL THE KOBOLDS and break a powerful enchantment, which I did in >19674895>>19674497>>19674418>No consensus to killing him yet, and wanted to verify that you knew that only free-willed spirits can speak, which I also did in >19674895>anyway, writing the next post now.
rolled 36 = 36If we may not move the knife away from the tower at least move it into a wall or hide it in a room or something.
>>19675130Sorry, I confused the 94 for end game with 75 for truth spell.Still, why did you completely ignore the last line of that post in which spells were stated?I thought spells over 50 were successful?
>>19675306Not all spells, Exabyte will make his own DC's for what he feels are especially difficult spells.
rolled 74 = 74Rolling to sacrifice ragnarok for THE GREATER GOOD.
>>19675287We did say we wanted the longsword at least because Kristoph expressed interest in wielding it.>>19675287It won't kill Kracknick will it?And let us weigh the options:On one hand we prevent the resurrection of Eidolon, that dick of an elven wizard who has caused a shit-ton of trouble for us and the world in general.On the other, one tribe of Kobolds dies.I think it's a fair trade.
>>19675306You specifically said the roll was for diplomacy, not spells. And the last line was kind of unclear.
>>19675306>I simply can't take every single roll that's ever rolled on the thread. Either you'd fail so many spells that you die, or you cast eight different successful spells that do different things to the same subject. And die from over-expenditure of magic. Also, some difficult spells have custom DCs that are higher than 50, and some easy spells have custom DCs that are lower. All 'signature' spells usually have no DC at all.You reach into your armor, and draw out all of it's power, refilling your magic to the brim. You don't need to move the knife out of the tower. .you can just move it to a different room.You close your eyes, and reach out with your magic, gripping the artifact. It trembles in the kobold shaman's hand. . and then you tear it away, Moving it to the safe-room Azariel had mentioned. It was hidden, you recall, so it will take the kobolds some time to find it."No, I just bought us some more time." You tell Gehenna. He stops chanting. . but keeps the ring clenched tightly in his hand.
>>19675405How are we doing physically? Out of breath, et cetera stuff
>>19675287Diplomancy is magic, different from diplomacy.
>>19675370>Killing the poor kobolds who never wanted any trabble and were probably oppressed by some godawful cult Ragnarok set up, including CHILDREN.No. That is not how Ishelda rolls. Gehenna is making some form of sacrifice with the Fell, which is horrible, but she does it of her own free will and may survive. We are not taking innocent lives just because it's more convenient. If Eidolon comes back, we need only look to one of the slightly-dilapidated walls of the Tower and pull out a brick to cave his head in with once again.
>>19675405>Specialty is time magic, not diplomancy>Still has DC over 75>WUT
>>19675234.... Pity this didn't work. Alright preptime, see if we can't refill any magic storage and make sure Riker is with us. When we transported the knife did we get an idea where in tower they were?
The tower looms up, as you approach, and Ragnarok is still completely unconscious on the deck. Grayson, Ell, Raziel, Kaliel, Dariel, Kristoph, Marigold, Gehenna, and Redglare are by your side, on the deck as well.You close your eyes, and measure your own energy. You don't have a lot- in fact, even a simple spell would most likely make your muscles ache once more. But your physical energy. . You draw Rikar, and you're glad you'd done training with Kristoph and Redglare. Even without magic, as long as you hold your blade, you're most likely a force to be reckoned with.The airship shudders to a stop, and two kobolds hold up spears toward you, peering out from the large window that is serving as the doorway- It's closest to the throne room, where the shaman and the sacrifices were."You can't come in! The boss said not to let anyone stop us!" The kobolds say."They're very tiny." Redglare mentioned, drawing his axes.
>>19675572"I have your boss' boss." and walk past them
>>19675528>specialityWhat? Do you mean signature spells? Neither diplo or time magic are one of our signature spells.Summon Elemental, Control Magic, and Soulfire are.
>>19675572We have your boss right here. He can't make you kill your kids any more.
>>19675528I don't think you're making any sense.
>>19675572"Stand down, Redglare. There's no need for violence. Not yet.""I have-">>19675592GAD DENG IT. Speeded.>>19675605I'll second this.
>>19675572Before we do anything else, can we order someone still on the ship to bind up Rag and make sure he doesn't go anywhere?I'd hate for this to all be over, come back to the ship, find him gone, and then have to deal with his shit another day.
rolled 68 = 68>>19675602>>19675616He's also confusing the two twins.>>19675572"I'm afraid I have to stop you. I can't allow this ritual to be completed."
>>19675632Might I suggest leaving Grayson to kalaksit him
Strike to disable if possible. Do not risk your life doing so however. What exactly are Kobolds known for again?
>>19675664Jumping straight to physical violence without even trying verbal. How crude.
"Stand down, Redglare. There's no need for violence. Not yet." You say."'Course." Redglare responded, and sheathed his axe. The kobolds looked to one another, then back to you."We have your boss right here." You say, and point at Ragnarok, who is lying bloodied and broken on the deck. "He can't make you kill your kids anymore."There's a moment of silence."Of course, boss, we'll let you in, lickety-split." One of the kobolds said, and they lower their spears. "Go tell the shaman, Urdrak."The other kobold ran off, and you urge Grayson to kalaksit Ragnarok.Grayson harrumphs in agreement, and then growls. You startlingly realize that he's asking if he can kill Ragnarok if he acts up.
>>19675616>>19675602Discord and anon reply, seems like samefagging an extremely unimportant post and poster.>More railroads?
>>19675696I for one say yes. Grayson is a good judge of these things.
>>19675696"Try not to." with a smile.
>>19675696"If it comes to it."
rolled 12 = 12>>19675720Am sorry but I haven't posted as Anonymous in this thread, yet at least.
>>19675647He didn't mean our signature magic, he meant theirs.regardless of wether space or time, MUST SPEAK TRUTH is neither. >It's diplomancy.>BRAIN magic.
>>19675720Your obsessed with railroads my friend. Even if they are present whats the harm? Its been a very, very well written quest. Rolling to keep an eye on the knife and playing hide and seek if the Shamen gets close.
rolled 63 = 63Rolling to keep an eye on the knife and playing hide and seek if the Shamen gets close.now with an actual roll
rolled 95 = 95>>19675813You forgot your roll, good sir
>>19675786No he isn't. Gehenas has a specialty in time magic, Ragnarok does space. Ragnarok was the one attempting to be inerrogated.
>You DID brain magic, and got the truth. Wheee, the conflict was resolved in the very way you wanted-but-didn't-ask-for-explicitly!"If it comes to it." You tell the bear. "But try not to."Grayson nods, and the group enters the tower. The kobold guard takes the lead, navigating you through the tower. Much worse than Dariel did, you notice, but the other Kobolds, still guarding whatever doorways they get to, seem to lower their weapons when they see that you're being led. While you walk, you scry the knife- it's still in the saferoom, which seems to have not been breached by any of the kobolds quite yet."What is it, Urdrak?" You hear a kobold ask."We got a new boss. She killed the old one!""I. . see. And she wants us to. . ""I dunno, Feegul. She wanted in, though."You enter the room, and the shaman, Feegul, you assume looks quickly at the assorted group. . but his eyes settle on you."Hello." He says.
>>19675745Maybe this quest is better as a fiction story without all of the disregarded anon posts or namefags. I'm just saying it's wierd tht one namefag right before the Quest post is quoted in the Quest post, but the other Anons are ignored.
rolled 98 = 98Fuck actual events summon zerg drone that will follow our orders
>>19675882I'm here to stop this atrocity, I hope you will comply.
>>19675882"Ah. Hello, Feegul. Is there any particular reason that you've trespassed upon the property of a powerful undead bird-wizard with the intention of ritualistically killing your flesh and blood to revive a mad elf with aims of world domination? Because I must level with you, I'm not certain what your clan is looking to accomplish following Ragnarok or Eidolon."
>>19675882"Hello, I am the Lady Ishelda. I believe you were unfairly forced by a bird pretending to be a god to sacrifice your children? You no longer have to do so."
>>19675891Quit bein' butthurt.
We zerg queen now >>19675933>>19675882We want you to NOT resurrect Eidolan. I also wouldn't mind learning more about Kobolds.
>>19675828More reason that brain magic should have worked on him. space magic does nothing for time, at least with time he may have done this before or something.without strong time magic he wouldn't have known that we were going to magic his brain.>inb4 strong diplomancy for kalak>inb4 weak excuses>I still like the story>But it's just a story>Hello Rails
>>19675933I move to modify this to summoning a kind of insectoid immune to astral fire that will help grow Galadriel's Light.And do this much later.
I think we have a troll who is not Kell!
>>19675994We bypassed the rails then asshole. If there were any, I believe we have successfully navifgated around them.
>>19675891I've no sway on that, other than possibility of reducing my post quality, which I have no immediate plans on doing.>>19675964I'm in support of this.
>>19675973My butt hurts all of the times.You don't even know.
rolled 62 = 62>>19676052Where? rolling for destroying impulse spirit
>>19675933Can't magic, no energy for it.
>>19676101I think we recharged but i am not sure
>>19676064Lol. a rollercoaster that swings to the side did not successfully navigate the straight part of the rails for you excitement.It was there already.
rolled 69 = 69>>19676125>>19675572>You close your eyes, and measure your own energy. You don't have a lot- in fact, even a simple spell would most likely make your muscles ache once more. But your physical energy. .
>98 Roll saved to create some kind of subservient 'builder' critter. We'll do it later as plotlines and pressing matters are resolved.>>19675994>Sorry, I don't take diplomancy rolls.>Diplomancy being 'The art of dealing with people in a sensitive and effective way', according to google."Hello, I am the Lady Ishelda." You say, curtsying pleasantly. "I believe you were unfairly forced by a bird pretending to be a god to sacrifice your children? You no longer have to do so."He breathed a sigh of relief. "You're here to stop this. . this. . ."He looked over to the kobold . . pups? Kits? You're not sure of the standard nomenclature for kobold children."This atrocity." You continue, and he nods."Can you. . lead my people out of this land, boss? Some of them tried leaving the tower. . but there's some kind of poison." Feegul said.
>>19676064>>19676066LOL discord samefagging again.>Why you so anusdamaged about unimportant things/posters?
>>19676150"We can. We have a magic flying ship, as it happens."
>>19676169Why are you?
>>19676150Flinch, poor Kobolds."You can come on the ship, if you wish.">>19676169No, still haven't posted as anonymous in this thread.
Of course.Whisper to Grayson through the ring could you take that... kalak into a cabin? We have some guests who might not appreciate him being alive at this moment.. You don't have to be gentle.
>>19676150"Astral fire. It does horrible things to the body and mind, and there is little in the ways of cure for it. My airship is shielded against it, though. How many of you are here, exactly?"I'm a little busy providing mediocre dialogue and such, what's with the sudden bickering now?
We have a troll, trying to stir up trouble... lets ignore him until he goes away.
rolled 21 = 21Astral fire is energy yes? change energy into magic and recharge
>>19676249Not with that roll we aren't.Maybe with a 100.
>>19676150>quit being coloncrushed about something unimportant "the poison will kill your people, let me lead you out of these lands"
>mfw i get carried away on kobold chatter and have to cut most of it out"We can." You say. "We have a magic flying ship, as it happens. You can come on the ship, if you wish."Feegul turned to the rest of the kobolds, evaluating their looks. "That would be best." He said. "Everyone, everyone, gather around, follow the boss."The kobolds started crowding up, eying you. You explictly hear the kobolds mumuring."The one with the axes is way bigger, why is SHE boss?""She has that sword, she can probably beat him. See how scarred he is? That was her, most likely.""That bird guy looks just like the old boss.""That's not the old boss- he smells different.""He smells just like the old boss.""That's because he's covered in the old boss's blood. See? He's dripping.""Is that a human girl?""What, what? Move out of the way, I can't see them!"You whisper through the rings, and ask Grayson to take Ragnarok below deck, into one of the empty cabins. You get a harrumph in return, and then start leading the kobolds and your group back to the ship. you may have had a lot of extra cabins. . but probably not anymore.
rolled 33 = 33>>19676169No that was me, I don't have Discord's Luck.>>19676284Like this buddy.
rolled 12 = 12>>19676349You did it wrong
rolled 61 = 61>>19676349Well, that was better, but...
>>19676372And i did it even worse
rolled 93 = 93>>19676349>>19676372>>19676374children children, allow daddy discord to dance his magic.
rolled 22 = 22>>19676249Joins in with rolling spree. Even with the crisis over and we really should recuperate naturally to build more stamina. Nothing can possible go wrong!
rolled 30 = 30>>19676349Yeah, no, not happening without an amazing roll.
>>19676386I have my eye on you
rolled 37 = 37>>19676249
>>19676179>>19676192Because I am Anon and many things have happened.Why would a sirloin steak be upset about being properly prepared?A 'decent' author being made into a 'good' author shouldn't be so upset about a troll.And certainly not so focused on one.At least not for as he has been.>also I'm starving and in a bad mood.>If I was willing to sell my computer I wouldn't be so starving.I prefer entertainment to food.>If I die hppy then at least I didn't die old and miserable
>>19676347"Oh, please. There's no 'boss' here. I do lead this band, but those who follow me do so because they choose to follow. So, enough gossip. If I have to be... 'The Boss' then so be it, but I'm not going to lord over you like such a title suggests."
rolled 6 = 6>>19676386I believe Discord should start bottling his Luck and selling it.
>>19676401Stop it>>19676386Good work
rolled 51 = 51Rolling to port back to where we were before this happened.
rolled 47 = 47Rolling to not use any more magic today.
rolled 21 = 21>>19676441>2012>Going back behind beggining of time>Not going past the time
>>19676415Haha.You don't seem to be able to tell the difference between Anon and Anon.>Sure is summer in here
"Oh, please." You say. "There's no 'boss' here.""Sure there is." Feegul said. "You're boss.""I do lead this band, but those who follow me do so because they choose to follow. so, enough gossip. If I have to be.. 'The Boss', then so be it, but I'm not going to lord over you like such a title suggests.""We got lucky!" One of the kobolds said. "Our boss is one of the nice ones!"You sigh, and climb aboard the Jormungandr. You were on your way north anyway, so at least you don't have to backtrack."I was boss, once." Feegul said, as Kristoph leads the kobolds below deck, putting them four to a room. "That's what we do, though. We follow the boss, no matter how nice or mean they are. We would have chosen someone else, but. . the old boss was too strong, so we couldn't."
rolled 24 = 24>>19676512>"We got lucky!" One of the kobolds said. "Our boss is one of the nice ones!""Sweet, maybe... Passionate, I suppose... But don't ever mistake that for nice."
rolled 57 = 57>>19676441I meant where we were on the map.
So you would have killed him if you could?Ask more about Kobolds, have they always followed the strongest? Or is there a history of when they did not. Ask them more about how they do things amongst themselves as well.
>>19676512"Nonsense. Didn't you have strength in numbers, or an underhanded ploy on hand to get rid of bad bosses? Who was boss, before Ragnarok, anyways?">>19676523But we're nice all the time, Discord. Polite, mostly, but once someone actually proves friendly we're friendly right back.
>>19676523Don't be silly, of course we're nice.
rolled 88 = 88>>19676557>Polite, mostly, but once someone actually proves friendly we're friendly right back.Those would fall under sweet and polite, not nice.
rolled 90 = 90>>19676512are there any cute kobolds amongst them?One that makes Ishelda feel UNUSUAL.
>>19676582We are not rubbing cutebold noses, anon. Stop that.
rolled 73 = 73>>19676582no
"Nonsense." You say. "Didn't you have strength in numbers, or an underhanded ploy on hand to get rid of bad bosses? Who was boss, before Ragnarok, anyways?""I was." He said. "I wasn't a good boss, though. And we don't do that kind of thing- you have to be loyal to the boss, or the boss won't protect you. That's just how things work."
But he wasn't protecting you, he was killing you.
>>19676634So we have zergs and kobolds YAY
>>19676634"Killing children hardly seems like the act of a protector, Feegul. But your people are commendably loyal. Now, you simply must tell me more about Kobold culture, besides this 'boss' phenomenon. History, arts, skills, everything."Sidenote: We STILL need to get the kids to their older sibling. And we should ask Azariel what we should do about the tower, and the knife.
>>19676634"How exactly is the boss supposed to protect you? It doesn't sound like one person could protect all of you."
Any female kobolds? we need to get breedin
"But. . he wasn't protecting you. He was killing you."Feegul sighed. "He was a very bad boss. I am glad he's dead.""Killing children hardly seems like the act of a protector, Feegul. But your people are commendably loyal. Now, you simply must tell me more about Kobold culture, besides this 'boss' phenomenon. History, arts, skills, everything.""Our clan has a long and storied history. The shaman before me slayed a bear! His claws are weaved into the necklace I now wear. We have lived many generations in the forests near what you humans call Sirius Province. We are clever and adroit, and any skills we do not have, our young can pick it up. For art. . we sing songs, tell stories, carve. . anything we can think of. Some of our oldest songs have. . powers. Powers that are hardly explained, and ones that only the shaman can bring to life.""How exactly is the boss supposed to protect you? It doesn't sound like one person could protect all of you.""The boss hardly protects all of us himself. They teach us, and we take their knowledge into our bloodlines, write them into our stories, and put their power into our songs. I will have to write a new song for our old boss."Kristoph came up from below-decks, the kobolds moved into their cabins. "One of the empty cabins were locked, and when I tried to jimmy it open, Grayson harrumphed at me." He said. "I, uh, don't know what that meant, but I figured I'd leave him be and come tell you.""Stand still, you." Kaliel tells one of the kobolds. The 'bold stands perfectly still, and Kaliel takes her glass to him.
>>19676762Yeah, leave that one closed.
>>19676762inb4 the bear the killed is related to Grayson
>>19676762>put their power into our songsSo they'll be able to use True Magic after they've made songs of Ishelda?
>>19676762"I believe that's the one where Ragnarok is stored. I'll check on him momentarily.""Redglare, remember what you said about your people needing to write sagas, to create their culture? This Kobold art of magical barding, I think you might be interested in it.""Interesting. So, you bring magic into existence through story-telling and acting? That's a new one. Ah on an unrelated note, you don't happen to know a kobold in the service of a hedge wizard by the name of Romulus, do you?"Is it just me or am I not alone in imagining that some Kobold bard-magic is not unlike Orlanthi heroquesting?
>>19676762"Be Nice, Kaliel, We don't want to upset our guests."Hey, the hobgoblins don't have a culture. Kobolds do. How about we ask these Kobolds if they'd be willing to teach some of their stuff to the Hob?
>>19676867The kobolds think he's dead, let's not disabuse them of this. No need to mention him by name.
"Yeah, leave that one closed." You say, and he nods. "If you say so, my lady.""Interesting. So, you bring magic into existence through story-telling and acting? That's a new one. Ah, on an unrelated note, you don't happen to know a kobold in the service of a hedge wizard by the name of Romulus, do you?""Kraknik." Fellwind said. "My brother. He joined the wizard romulus- Romulus had no need for more than a single underling, he said, and as such, he taught us to be clever with rope and horn, and gave the clan to me. Kraknik was willing to go with him, and Romulus took him. We wrote a song for him, but he had no power.""Would you be willing to teach some of your stuff to Redglare?" You ask. "His people have no culture, no songs, no art, and no stories.""I would be glad to." Fellwind said. "It is my duty as shaman."
>>19676943>FellwindThat's an interesting typo.
>>19676943>>19676960>>19676961>Wait, fuck, PROOFREADING>Not fellwind, I meant Feegul. Damnit, damnit.
>>19676973Fellwind is stalking us as a Kobold. And that means he can shapeshift. Which means he's likely a Kalak. We already have a disproportionate amount of Kalak companions and now more are popping up unexpectedly from our old ones! HOW MANY OTHER NPC'S ARE SECRETLY BIRD PEOPLE EXABYTE?
>>19677017Its other timeline of bird people world and everyone is playing a game of not being bird people
>>19676943Of course what Ishelda teaches them is tea parties.
Go check on Ragnarok. Neutral-end-birdspiracy can come later.
"So," Ell asked, watching as Feegul starts explaining woodcarving to Redglare. "What. . what's the plan now? Do we take the kobolds with us, or set them down in the forests they're from, or. . or what?" He asked. "Bubbles says that they'll likely take up a lot of our supplies and food if they stay.""Could you show me one of these songs?" Redglare asked."Indeed. One I wrote since we arrived on this flying ship. It is a song of here and far away." Feegul intoned, and clapped. The rest of the assorted kobolds clapped at the same time as he, even the one Kaliel was examining.You felt a sudden surge of translocation magic. Not from the shaman, but from the kobolds around."With wings of gray and eyes of green~" Feegul started singing. Most of it didn't have words, but there was a strange, strange sense of power emanating from the kobolds. The kobolds didn't sing along, but they hummed along to the somber, quiet tune. The power throbbed, and pulsed, and started whirling within the shaman."And that's all I've put into the song." Feegul said, and the power. . evaporated, without being used.
rolled 76 = 76>>19676973Fate point for author screw up?
>>19677121"That was very nearly a spell."
>>19677140Not from so small, I'd say.>>19677121"That's... amazing."
>>19677121"Let's get them home, I think. Feegul said they were from the Sirius province originally."To Feegul: "That was quite interesting. Perhaps you should work on that song more, I think it could take you places."
>>19677140Seriously? You want him to give us a free reality-distorting power ticket for one little typo which caused no harm whatsoever?
>>19677140Only happens if the screwup impacts us negatively.
>>19677161Thank you.>>19677150>>19677154Fuck you exabyte
>>19677121"Feegul, I'm afraid that I simply don't have room for your entire clan on this little ship. But I will ferry you to your homelands. I only ask one thing in return; your fealty. And in return for that, I promise you land for your people- not just your clan, but all kobold kind- when New Arcturus is founded."
>>19677154It was a question, not a demand. Considering the way exabite runs things it isn't an unreasonable question, much less an unreasonable demand.
"Let's get them home, I think. Feegul said they were from the Sirius Province originally.""I'll send us there, then. It's not far, so we'll be there in the morning." Ell said, and tapped the control crystal. "The way we rushed here was fairly exhausting for the airship, so we won't be able to rise above cruise speed for a day of full sunlight or so. Unless we dove into the weave to recharge, that is.""That was very nearly a spell." You say, and the shaman nods."I know, I felt it." Feegul said. "Our old boss may have been a bad boss. . but he had power.""That was quite interesting. Perhaps you should work on that song more. I think it could take you places.""Boss, I like when you pun." He said, chortling.
>>19677218so the kobolds don't speak english well? Let's play with Kell.>MFW Exabyte has eighth grade understanding of english, >MFW i have no face.>MFW summer.
>>19677270MFW exabyte started questing at the start of summer.
>>19677218But then who was pun?And when will discord say the thing that gets quoted in the next post?
>>19677356Well, why don't you suggest something first?I would, but I can't think of anything.
>>19677218"Haha, me too."Lets play with kell. He's not just some plant that we need to water occasionally.
>>19677218"We'll be at Sirius Province tomorrow morning, so we should get on with me teaching you something, no?"And then teach them tea party
>>19677356>And when will discord say the thing that gets quoted in the next post?Well, you could always post something.
>>19677387>>19677369I did.>>19677270Play with Kell is a suggestion. >Unless we're using exabite logic.>We are...
>>19677270>I also don't know anything about anything /k/, /sci/, or /pol/, as evidenced by my last quest.". . Pun?" Kaliel asks."The song is one of moving from place to place. Did you not hear?" The shaman said. "She said 'take you places?'"Kaliel gave the kobold a flat stare."I'm going to sleep." She said, and went below decks.You shrug. It was already midnight when Gehenna came flying from the sky with half of his limbs missing, and since then, you'd been going full-tilt to stop Eidolon from reviving. Now that that the crisis is over and done with, it would probably be best to get some sleep. Or you could do something with Ragnarok. . .or even give that strange mask to Kristoph. In fact, come to think of it, nobody even knows you have the mask.
>>19677218"We need to stop briefly at Raziel's dig beforehand. Shouldn't take long, but I need to rest to get some power first."Also, see if we can cleanse the kobalds that git irradiated.
>>19677432>Also, see if we can cleanse the kobalds that git irradiated.Aren't they dead and stuck at the bottom of the tower and stuff?I suppose we should give the mask to Kristoph...And if we don't teach them kobolds this night, we should do it on the next day.
>>19677412We should definitely see how Ragnarok is doing.
>>19677412Do some research regarding the mask before we give it to anybody.
>>19677412Well, let's just ignore all that and play with Kell for a bit, like the consensus was before this post.For those that told me to suggest something after I already suggested something, see this post.>For things that require the word suggest before a suggestion,I suggest Ishelda plays with Kell.>Sure is 10 years old in here.
>>19677412Check on Ragnarok. See if that whole "YOU'RE KILLING CHILDREN FOR YOUR INSANE STEPDAD'S RESURRECTION AFTER GETTIN' MAD AT YOUR REAL DAD FOR SIMPLY NOT WANTING YOU TO LET SLIP SENSITIVE INFORMATION TO THE WORLD? DUUUDE!" speech got through his thick skull.
I'm not sure we have the power to deal with R if he tries anything, though. Better to rest and berate him tomorrow.
>>19677497He doesn't have any magic now, either. It's all be smooshed away by ours.
>>19677497We silenced him. And Grayson's there guarding him.
Your decision is certain.You can play with Kell! Despite how late it is, and your current depleted state. . Now, you just need to find him.You wander about the deck, watching the kobolds and Feegul get settled, as Ell checks on the jormungandr. Marigold, Dariel, and Redglare to to sleep. . and then you remember. Kell is usually in one of Grayson's saddlebags. .which Grayson is wearing. While he guards Ragnarok.You walk up to the cabin, and try to open it, but Kristoph was right; the door is locked. How does a bear even lock a door? Nevermind. You knock on it, and it clicks open. You look down at Ragnarok, and he still seems to be unconscious, laying there and bloodied, while Grayson stands near the door. You reach into the satchel, and grab out Kell. The troll instantly stretches- He seems larger than he was before. Significantly heavier, at least. . but he still has no thorns or claws. Maybe those will grow later?
>>19677575Bind Rag so he isn't going anywhere, get Marigold to heal him up, and then let's have a chat with him. See if we can't diplomance our way out of this.
>>19677575How're you doing, Kell?
>>19677610Out of what?
>>19677575Rag is still alive and in no danger of dying, right?If so, lets call it a night and deal with him tomorrow. We have had more than enough of him for the day.
>>19677610No need to blind him, get him and Grayson some food though. And Mar to heal him, I suppose. And check him for weaponry? Unless Grayson's done so.
>>19677610Save this for the morning. We really do need the rest.
>>19677548>>19677538Fair point.Draw rikar though. " you decided specifically to resurrect the one person that I actively hate and hunted, do you want me to kill you? I tried to give you a chance to rede yourself, but you throw it away."Posting on phone, so probably late...
>>19677575Yay! Kell! Maybe Ishelda should start bringing Kell with her instead of stuffing him away in a boring dark bag.
>>19677658He likes being in the bag. He goes in there himself.
>>19677645((it takes me 10minutes to type out a post.))Get some rest, and berate / digsite tomorrow.
>>19677673Maybe he's grown accustomed to it, with what being stuffed in there all the time.
>>19677673That's kind of odd considering he's a plant and runs off sunlight.
>>19677575Is the bird alive? Will he still be alive tomorrow?If so, then go to bed.
>>19677673Can I get a post number for this?>Thanks in advance.
"How are you doing, Kell?" You ask, and the troll makes a 'graaw' noise in response. It's funny- the plant being doesn't even have a mouth or eyes, yet somehow it can make noise and act as if it sees. You leave the room, and come back with a basketfull of fresh berries for Grayson, and some fresh bread for Ragnarok. You set it down on a plate."I'm calling it a night and dealing with him tomorrow." You tell Grayson, as Kell hugs your shoulder from within your arms.The dire bear harrumphs, nods, and then starts chowing down on the berries. You check Ragnarok for weapons, but all you find is an unenchanted dagger. Taking it and Kell with you, you close the door behind you, and hear it click locked again as Grayson locks it."Stop us over Raziel's digsite." You call up to Ell. "I'll need to go down there in the morning.""Sure thing." He says. "Feegul won't mind a day or so extra."That done, you go back down to your own quarters, change out of your armor, and lay down in bed. You were. . a lot more tired than you'd thought.Your sleep is all but dreamless.
>>19677758It was quite long ago, so no. I can't go dig in the archives for it, just now.
>>19677759Ooh I wonder what nice things we dream of.
rolled 50 = 50>>19677759we wake up with Kell and Marigold snuggling us.
>>19677759Tell us about the dreams!
rolled 65 = 65>>19677759rollong for visions and pictures of are elemental ripping demon in to pices
rolled 18 = 18>>19677861
>>19677826You want to wake up with a vampire having snuck into our room?I know Exabyte said she didn't need to drink, but it was implied she felt cravings.
>>19677759Obviously we should dream of our old pony, from before the demons came.
>>19677792Ah. Well then he probably was just stuffed in there, and like every other plant being, and specifically one that has sunlight powered magic/growth, he doesn't like being stuffed in cramped small and dark spaces.>This is just an educated guess though.>Exabute has been known to break his own rules.
>>19677870I don't see a problem with it?
>>19677884That would explain the first time, but not when he keeps going back.If I recall it correctly, when it came up Exabyte said, "Kell is probably where he normally is when he can't be found, in one of Grayson's saddle bags."
>>19677884>Yep, he climbs into dark spaces and sleeps. >He doesn't quite instinctively know that he has sunlight-powered magic, because the Galadriel's Light implantation was recent."She has your hair." You hear a hauntingly familiar voice say. You can hardly see anything, and everything is. . soft, and bright, and warm."She does." A male voice said- Your father, you can tell. "But she has your eyes. . ."He was about to say something else. . but morning comes too soon. You open your eyes, looking about your quarters, with something clinging to you. You look down, and there's Kell, laying there, as if pretending to sleep. When he notices that you had sat up, he sits up as well, and 'graw's happily, like he had just won some kind of game. You go above deck, and the kobolds are all out there, eating random bits of cooked food. "Here boss!" One of the kobolds say, and shoves a of plate into your free hand. You set Kell down, and take a bite. . .it's pretty good."We're above the crypt." Ell said. "And Raziel is ready to go down there, I think. We let you sleep in- you did use a bunch of energy last night."> Ragnarok interrogation\diplomancing\yelling-and-hitting-at> Go down to the crypt digsite> Other?
>>19677933>By an 'of plate' I mean 'plate of food', actually.
>>19677933My suggestion would be having a short chat with Ragnarok, then doing our job as the Boss and teach them tea party
>>19677933Make sure R is in one piece, but don't say a word to him yet. Inform Grayson well be back in an hour or do, then dig.
rolled 91 = 91.>>19677933AWW. "Claps."Let's go to digsite, and if the opportunity presents itself, don't heal the bad bird.>Rolling for failed healing, should any healing occur.
>>19677960The tea party can wait till we're on the move again.>>19677933If Raziel would like to sit in on the Ragnarok session, lt's do that. Otherwise, let's go see the ruins again.
>>19678010Hes dead Jim.
rolled 30 = 30>>19677933First teaparty then dig. ignore any wounds rgnarok might have.
>>19677960Maybe take a kobald down with us, if we can spare the energy for another shield. We do need minions in our new land, once its clean.
We should bring Marigold to the dig site, she's the gardening expert.
>>19677933Interrogation first, then digsite to cool off.
>>19678010And then nobody could ever heal him again.>Exactly as planned.
>>19678035Marigold and Kell should go everywhere with us.As somebody stated we should keep an eye on the vampire, and what kind of mother would we be if we didn't make our child experience the world, even if he does like hiding from everything.>A bad mother is what you'd be.
Just putting my vote out here that we should not be outright malicious to R. At least, not till after we talk and he proves to be a Dick.
>>19678010>>Rolling for failed healing, should any healing occur.I think rolling to explicitly prevent other players' suggestions is.... questionable.We really shouldn't open that can of worms.
"I'll go down to the dig site first." You say. "Then I can talk with Ragnarok more when I get back."Ell nods. "Raziel!" he calls, and she climbs up from below deck."Ready?" She asks.You check if you still have the anti-astral-fire ward, and you do. Apparently, it lasts until it runs out of energy, and doesn't have a time limit."Marigold, do you want to come?""Not while it still has the . . poison." She says. "Unless you insist. . .">If you insist on bringing marigold, roll 1d100 for shielding her.
>>19678116>"Unless you insist. . ."If she doesn't want to? No."Nah, it's alright."
>>19678116Don't make her come, it's an unnecessary risk and she doesn't want to go anyway.
>>19678116She doesn't want to, of course we don't want to force her.
rolled 21 = 21>>19678111He's already proven to be a dick. He agreed not to do something in exchange for his life, then he immediately did it, and then he laughed at us.>>19678116"I think it would be useful if you could take a look at the flower, but I won't make you come."
rolled 84 = 84Rolls for the roll god.
rolled 95 = 95>>19678151
>>19678116"Well I'll call you if the seeds mutated, you are better at plants then I. But hopefully it will be fine."Just a reminder to the thread about sending the seed back, as its cost goes up the more we wait.
"I think it would be useful if you could take a look at the flower.. but I won't make you come.""Okay." She said. "Hurry back, be safe."Raziel corralled the kobolds away from a certain area of the jormungandr's deck, and slammed the base of her staff into the ground. A great, shimmering dragon spectre appeared, and you climbed on."Wait, wait." Gehenna said, grabbing Raziel's sleeve. "Don't forget. Bring a seed back up here. I need to close the loop.""Uh. . sure, Gehenna." She said, looking at him as if he were mad. Then she climbed up on to the spectre's back, and urged it off of the jormungandr. The two of you flew down, purple sparks dancing along your skin as the astral fire is burned away by your ward. "Inside the tunnel." Raziel told the dragon, and it dove down, pulling back it's wings and skidding into the tunnel.As soon as you got out of the open, the sparks stopped.Completely.Panicked, you check the ward, to make sure it's still there. . and it is, at about half power. It just isn't reacting to anything.
>>19678232"Raz...no sparks. It's working!"
>>19678232It's working Raziel. We're fixing it. We're one step closer to New Arcturus.
Success! Go check for books.
"Raz." You say, looking down at your own arms. "No sparks. It's working!"She turned to you. "What? you mean there's. . No astral fire here?""It's working, Raziel. We're fixing it."She raised an arm in the air and whooped, then climbed down off of the spectre. "Let's go check the flower out." She said, grinning. The two of you go down through her room, into the deeper caverns, past the hall with tables covered in skeletons. . And then you see it, in the large, damp room.It's a single, small flower, midnight black in color, and with exactly thirteen petals, each petal similar to the ones on a Galadriel's Light.Pulsing with magic power, several small buds sat in the flower's stem. Only one of the buds had hardened, and was jutting out of it- A seed.As you look at the seed, you have a strong sense of deja vu. You had seen it once before. .
>>19678326Oh, I know, let's break the universe and plant it now.
The flower is its own parent. Take the seed to close the loop. Don't you just love ontological paradoxes?
>>19678326So yeah, pick the thing so we can send it back and avoid a world-ending paradox.Because apparently a flower creating itself isn't a paradox.
>>19678326Raziel, I think we have to bring the seed back. This seed here is the one that Gehenna gave to us to plant in the first place. I'd rather not see what happens if we don't give him the seed, it could end badly.
>>19678339While we're at it, we should use our magic powers to divide by zero.
>>19678353It's a closed time loop, those are perfectly acceptable.
Take the seed and SLASH IT APART WITH RIKAR! No, just wrap it in silk and tuck it somewhere safe. Also check for magic mutations, and see what it is doing with the energy it harvests. If we can use it to power a public transport system, that would be great.
rolled = 0>>19678367You can't use magic without rolling, silly.
>>19678407Forget a one in front of the zero's did we?
rolled 87 = 87>>19678407the fuck stop rolling 1d00
>>19678407>You. I like you."Raziel, I think we have to bring the seed back. This seed here is the one that Gehenna gave to us to plant in the first place. I'd rather not see what happens if we don't give him the seed, it could end badly." You say, examining the flower with your senses. It's using the magic power to. . create the seeds. Strange. "Uh. . yeah." She says, picking the seed out of the flower. "I'm going to skip raising the skeletons that the crew has collected- for today, at least. I can raise them next time."Together, the two of you start checking everything you can for the book Raziel had missed. Nothing in the bookcase, nothing on the floor. . You do find Raziel's cushions, though, so you pick those up."Strange." She says. "I was certain I had the book. . somewhere. Maybe I left it in the tower when I moved out or. . something."She sighed. "Anyway, you ready to get back up to the ship, or is there anything else we can do down here?"
>>19678432"Have you asked your siblings? Maybe one of them borrowed it?"
rolled 74 = 74>>19678437even if its a joke a 0 makes me nervous
>>19678432I'm getting this feeling that there's something bad going on with the book...Heh."Have you tried scrying it?"
rolled 28 = 28>>19678432Just make sure your skeletons are ordered to take care of the plants and spread the seeds as far as they can, I want this place properly cleansed. We could scry for the books, see where they got to.
rolled 10 = 10>>19678468We have much better luck Moving things. Lets try that instead.
rolled 6 = 6>>19678486
rolled 55 = 55>>19678432rolling to pump some magic or direct astral fire to the new geledriel's light for more seeds. Since astral fire is technically magic, I technically shouldn't need to roll for success.
rolled 67 = 67My god these horrible rolls whenever we try to scry.
rolled 32 = 32>>19678492>>19678487>>19678486what is this have the dice lords forsaken us
Is the flower xlensing the area or just suppressing the fire? Is it going to eat all its food and starve?
>>19678506We need to get a crystal ball or something.
rolled 38 = 38next time we get a chane for signutur spell i vote for scyring
rolled 19 = 19But it's a question if she's done it, but oh well, we might as well do it ourselves after she fails at it.
"Have you tried scrying it?" You ask, and she shakes her head."I'm only a hundred, you know. That's definitely not old enough to be any good at divination. You have to be around five hundred or more to have any luck." She said. "And I don't remember the book's name, anyway."You close your eyes and start scrying for the book. . but all you get is that it's someplace dark. Some place dark and silent and far, far below sea level. Underground, maybe?You shrug."Just make sure your skeletons are ordered to take care of the plants, and spread the seeds as far as they can. I want this place properly cleansed.""Sure thing. . .boss." She says, and chuckles, before whistling a few times to a small group of ogre skeletons- ones who are currently dusting. They turn to her, the glyphs on their skulls glowing, and then they salute, making a clack noise."We only need a few skeletons on it, because I don't think the seeds grow that quickly." She says.
>>19678516Either way we need to plant more of them everywhere. But I suppose that it is possible that when there's no more astral fire, the flowers die. Kind of sad but acceptable.
rolled 16 = 16>>19678486>>19678492>>19678487lol lets see if I can help.rolling for summoning the book.
>>19678530"Have you been anywhere dark, silent and far, far below sea level?"
rolled 4 = 4>>19678545last thry for me
>>19678530Well given the complete lack of competition they ought to spread exponentially. What are your thoughts about creating a magic monorail transportation system, we've got all these magic flowers around anyway. I can easily get crystals for capacitors to hold excess magic from the Galadriels and supplement it with other sources of course.
rolled 19 = 19>>19678564fuck this im gonna go to bed
Most likely they use the Astral Fire to speed up growth.
>>19678565One thing at a time.First, we have to cleanse the wastelands. Then we have to arbitrate who gets what. Then we have to build a neutral city somewhere near the center to be a crossroads.THEN we can build awesome monorails and airships.
rolled 49 = 49>>19678545Whelp, tht's my first roll under 50 this thread.Let me see if I can fix it.>Rolling for summoning the book to us.
>>19678591You just want to turn this into Legend of Korra don't you?
>>19678592>>19678570>>19678564>>19678545Stop trying to summon the book, it isn't meant to be.
"Have you been anywhere dark, silent, and far, far below sea level?""Uh, no. These entire crypts are pretty dark . . but not below sea level." She said. "Anyway, let's get back. I don't want something bad to happen to this seed and for all reality to end. . or something." She says.The skeletons set to work as you make your way back up to the tunnel. You notice that your ward *does* spark here or there, but nothing major. So it's not perfectly safe. . but then again, sunlight sometimes does the same thing to you.You climb onto the spectral dragon, and alongside Raziel, you return to the Jormungandr. Your ward sparks quite a bit on exit, and it's all but depleted when you get back above cloud level."Do you have it?" Gehenna asks as soon as you dismount.
>>19678604Go back to MSQ.
>>19678591But if we are using them as infrastructure then we need to plan where they need to go.
>>19678592>Good or REALLY good rolls when I troll>Bad rolls when I try to helpMaybe I should stick to trolling?
>>19678611"Yep."Give him the seed and be done with it.
>>19678616Don't be silly, MSQ isn't running now.>>19678611"We do." Whichever us has it should hand it to him.
>>19678611Yes. Can you even send it back without the book? I assumed Bubbles would have to do it.
>>19678611Toss him the seed."if you need more power, u have plenty to spare."Someone roll, I'm on phone.
rolled 18 = 18>>19678611GB2MSQ>>19678623>forgot my dice
"Yep." You say, and toss him the seed. The grey kalak catches it, then examines it closely."This. . is indeed it. Exactly." He said. "It is it's own son. . interesting."He raised his head. "Don't think about it. Seriously, don't, it doesn't make much sense. Now, uh, can I borrow the book? Or. . whatever ate the book?"Ell looked up. "Yeah, here." He said, taking Bubbles off of his wrist. "He'll put the knowledge you need into your head.""Good." Gehenna said, and fastened the bracer, then started mumbling seemingly random numbers to himself, holding the seed tightly. He started chanting a long, complicated spell, and there was a pulse of the strange, unknowable magic. Finally, the seed was gone."Well." He said, taking the bracer off and handing it back to Ell. "That was an interesting experience."
>>19678707"Oh? How so?"Also I'm almost willing to bet that Wanderer or Tur have Raz's book
>>19678707"Interesting? I thought this sort of thing was what you did."
>>19678707Ask how his arm and wing are.
"Interesting? I thought this sort of thing was what you did.""It is, I was just talking about the way the way The Mind worked." Gehenna said. "The three crystals in it reminded me a lot of the crystal Eidolon made us hang on to. It was. . rather familiar.""How is your arm and wing, if I may ask?" You ask.He wiggles them. "Perfectly healed and intact." He said. "Thanks to your cousin's help. Say. . you don't mind if I stick around, do you?"
>>19678762Squee, also what's her favourite tea flavour?
>>19678762Go ahead. You're welcome to stay as long as you want. There is just one very important question, one vital to your stay here.How do you take your tea?
If she doesn't have one, she'll have to join us with the Kobolds as we teach them tea party and flavours and all kinds of tea stuff
>>19678762We need to work out what that crystal is. And the mask.
>>19678762You are welcome to stay, but my ventures are far from safe. Also, someone needs to look after the chicks, so your time might be better spent there. And we need to deal with your brother.
"Go ahead. You're welcome to stay as long as you want." You say, giving him a brilliant smile. . that is most likely lost on him, due to the fact that he is a kalak. "There is just one very important question. One vital to your stay here.""Oh?""How do you take your tea?""I. . don't know?" Gehenna said."Then let's find out!" Marigold said. "And we can teach the kobolds, too!"That. . that sounds like a good idea.>End of thread 32>My twitter is @futureexabyte>I'll stick around to blah blah blah, standard closing
>>19678829Can you tell us more about the flower? Can we use it for magical powergrids etc as previous posts asked?
>>19678829Okay, there was a crux happening at the Tower before we got there, anything you could tell about that?
>>19678851Actually yeah, that's weird. There wasn't a crux the first time we revived him. I wonder what the difference was.
We should ask Aza about it next thread.
>>19678851>>19678871I think it was the ritual sacrifice. There was also a crux when Azariel was performing the ritual to close the demon's portal.
>>19678848>The flowers survive and generate magic out of astral fire. When the astral fire goes away, the flower stops surviving and starts dying.>>19678851>Cruxes are 'major events'. The revival of Eidolon is one of them. Most of the time, one doesn't know when a crux is happening, but the Heart is designed for sensing them.>>19678871>Before you had the heart, you did not sense any cruxes because you were incapable of it.
Can you give a rundown of what we know of each artifact we know?
>>19678896So the heart is some kind of artefact voyeur?
>>19678896Huh. From the description of the first crux making the whole airship shake I assumed they were like the universe's dramatic music. You know, lightning, earthquakes, dun dun dun, shit is going down. That doesn't happen normally? Why'd it happen that time?
rolled 27 = 27>>19678829damn, I get home just in time to miss the whole thread...ah well such is life
>>19678923There's a pastebin in the greentext bit at the top of the thread.
>>19678923>Updating the pastebin at the top now. Gimme a few minutes.>>19678952>That's pretty much what cruxes are. And it happened because so many powerful artifacts were in a single location. The crux then was mostly caused by the World Key.
Personally I'd like to see us talk with Heart, Mind and Rikar like we have done with Vanko. It would be a nice experience.
>>19679040I don't think they work like that.
>>19679040>The Heart and Bubbles have minds, but they've never ever had bodies, which is why they communicate using thoughts exclusively.>Rikar is just an artifact sword. Other than the Heart, Bubbles, and Vanko, almost all artifacts don't have minds- they're more like 'items with talents'.>Vanko is special, hence the unique way of speaking with him.
>>19679212Would it be fair to say that Vanko defines "True Magic" as magic that is created through mysterious other forces instead of the caster imposing their will on the world forcefully with their stamina?
>>19679231I don't think so, because he called the elemental we sent to arcturus true magic, and that was pretty much nothing but our will being imposed forcefully.
>>19679231>Not exactly. He hasn't really described true magic much at all. All you know is that it is 'a dream', and that >the soulfire serpent is true magic>The elemental is true magic>And nothing else.
>Be gone all day>Catching up on thread>get to Ragnarok "interrogation" sceneGood job turning Ishelda into a monster, guys.
>>19679720So True Magic happens when we get mad and break the rules?
>>19680137Now now, we only lightly punched him, sealed his magic for now, and uh... let his brother do his thing.At least we didn't crush his mind and turn him into a vegetable, et cetera.
>>19680137I tried to stop them, man, I tried.We keep getting very violent people/trolls for the first half of the threads though, which I am not able to be around for.
>>19680202>sealed his magic for now>>19674251>You reach into him, and crush his magic, preventing him from teleporting away. For. . ever, as far as you can tell. The seal you place on him is powerful, amazingly so, and it doesn't seem to have a time limit.>>19674303>You reach out with your magic, and try to tear what you can out of his mind.>>19674684>You shake your head, and put your hand on Ragnarok's crest. . and reach into his mind.NOT A MONSTER AT ALL GUYS
>>19680137Slapping someone who is sacrificing children to resurrect an evil douchebag does not make you a monster. Sealing his magic was prudence.
>>19680241As much as I disapprove, it was to stop impulse coming back, and we did get REALLY worked up over that. So it's not really breaking character.It would be if we were to continue this though, since our anger is really at her, not Ragnarok.Again, I'd appreciate it if someone who is around for the beginning of threads would remind people of that tomorrow.
>>19680202Yeah, it could have been worse. He wasn't going to tell us anything willingly and if we didn't find out quickly all those kids would have died. You with your punching was kind of stupid but whatever.>>19680241We can remove the magic seal. That's just standard preventing him from fucking shit up and in no way monstrous.
The mind reading thing would only have been bad if it turned out he was bluffing. Because of the way it turned out (Him sacrificing children) it removes all guilt from us and puts us on the moral high ground. If he was trying to do it in a less immoral way then we wouldn't have slapped him, and might have felt bad about reading his mind.
>>19680304>You with your punching was kind of stupid but whatever.True, a slap would have been much better.
>>19680241>Let's make a quick anti-teleport bubble to the area>rolled 34>Result: You reach into him, and crush his magic, preventing him from teleporting away. For. . ever, as far as you can tell. The seal you place on him is powerful, amazingly so, and it doesn't seem to have a time limit.Even if it was a bad thing, I don't think you can blame the players for that one.
>>19680398Seeing as there were people out for his mind, I'd say it was a fair compromise
>>19680398Exabyte may have used:>Crush Ragnarok's mind. Make him effectively a vegetable.>rolled 99 = 99And just made it less... Monsterous.
>>19680421>That's exactly what I did- the 99 roll was used to disable his magic, as >>19674199 asked.
>>19680581Oh hello. Still around?Thread went an hour and half longer than normally, I'm presuming due to friday night?Also, for future reference, I hate you.I hate you for having Sorceress Quest from 2200 to 0300 my time, because when reality kicks back to gear I won't be able to be there the whole way through.But it's okay.Heh, listen to me - well not really listen, more like read I guess- rambling on about random incoherent stuff. I guess sleeping around 3 hours for the last week or so hasn't been kind for me.Which horoscope, or an equivalent if there is in Arcturus and whereeverthehellwearenow, is Ishelda?
>>19680660Well, it's been stated that her birthday is the first day of autumn, which according to wikipedia is the autumnal equinox which occurs sometime in September.So if we go by Earth astrology she'd be either a Virgo if she was born before the 22nd of September, or a Libra if she was born after the 22nd of September.and if I'm guessing what you're thinking correctly, that means either Vriska or Terezi.
>>19680793No wait, fuck. Kanaya, not Vriska. Virgo and Scorpio look a lot alike.
>>19680793You didn't guess correctly, I keep my /tg/ and Homestuck separate.
>>19680660>I AM going to need to come up with the name for the current world, but whatever.>But yeah, early fall, so late august or early september. Virgo or libra.. but virgo would most likely fit with the whole 'civility, good manners' thing.
>>19680842Oh I don't know, Virgos can sometimes go crazy and saw people in two, even after getting a hole in their abdomen...
>>19680856But you JUST SAID you keep them separate!
>>19680856>Holyness is just in every case.>Even if it doesn't look like it.
>>19680899Well, considering the person she was chainsawing was a juggalo serial killer who murdered all her friends and lovers, she was surprisingly restrained.
>horoscopes, 2012>shiggidydiggidydoobidydooWe should have Ishelda take the Myers-Briggs personality test.
>>19680955From behavior I'd guess INTP ?
>>19680978I would've said INFJ actually.
>>19680955Is there a 'crazy magical girl' category for that?
>>19680981Nah, I would've said INFP. J doesn't literally mean judging.
>>19680984Not quite that specific, no.
>>19680984Nah, its a personality thing that tells you how you prefer to make decisions. Seems silly for a quest thread considering there are a huge amount of people using different strategies all the time.
>>19681020No more silly than a horoscope.
>>19681020Actually that raises an interesting question, who would actually take the test? The players collectively, or Exabyte himself?
>>19681091Clearly, Exabyte would post the questions as they come up and run it like a normal quest thread. It's the only way to get an accurate personality.
>>19681129Not a bad idea actually. Exabyte, if you're still reading this thread and interested:http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp
>>19681228I think it's a pretty poor idea, since I'd rather have more questing.That said, It would be interesting to see what the VQ would turn out to be. I don't suppose there's 'neutral' answers to every question?
>>19681248Not really. It pretty much just asks you how you prefer to decide things in really specific ways.
>>19680991>>19680981>>19680978Really? You guys think Ishelda the tea party specialist is an introvert?
>>19681228>I'll run both Ishelda, the VQ, and grayson through that once I have time.
>>19681282>and GraysonExabyte, you just muscled your way up to first place on my list of favorite quest authors.
>>19681228>http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp>Your actions are frequently influenced by emotionsDohohohohohoho
>>19681353Well if that isn't Ishelda to a T...
>>19681393This and other questions lead me to believe that Ishelda and VQ will be more or less opposites. Ishelda is pretty much driven entirely by emotion, and, obviously, the VQ is not.
>>19681468>prob'lyListen, I hate you.
>>19681468I get:Extravert(22%) iNtuitive(62%) Thinking(100%) Judging(67%)>Who would have though VQ gets 0% feeling.Some of questions are a bit hard to answer for her though, so I think you are right about the (I).Have get Exabyte to do it though, since we don't get more then snippets of the Queen.
>The Void Queen is INTJ>Introversion (78%)>iNtuition (88%)>Thinking (100%)>Judging (89%)>Grayson is ESFP>Extraversion (11%)>Sensing (62%)>Feeling (38%)>Perceiving (78%)Ishelda's going to be a bit hard for me, but I'll try.
>>19681648Gonna bet on ENFP for Ishelda.
>>19681752and not just because it's the exact opposite of Void Queen.
>>19681752I'd find out, but the page keeps going 'The service is unavailable. Please try again later.' But yeah, that does seem accurateAlso, if anyone is curious, I'm an INTP.
>>19681787That's annoying.That it's failing when you try, not your result.