>>Since last thread permasaged for no reason, let's continue on.>>Previous threads can be found at: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Vale%20Quest>>In case you're lazy and don't want to archive binge, The synopsis and character descriptions can be found at: http://pastebin.com/WAF7dq90"Yeah, I think I'd best get back to sleep too." You say. "Don't want to fall asleep on a kraken or anything."The three of you make your way back to the pile of leaves that had become your bedding, and soon enough, you were asleep again.You awaken to a song, loud and strong. Sitting up and peering through the trees, you see an enormous blue fish, with a strange hole in it's back, almost as large as a kraken. Scylla, with her tail, sat on top, smiling pleasantly at you."This is the First Kraken!" She cried out to you.
>>22756297"That was fast!""Permission to come aboard the SS Kraken?"
>>22756297"Is it intelligent?"
>>22756297"Hello there First Kraken!"
"Is it intelligent?" You ask, squinting through the sunrise behind her to look at the creature. A massive finned tail splashed down into the water, sending a wall of water your way and drenching you. Scylla laughed. "That means a yes." She said. "He's offended that you dared ask such a question.""Hello there, First Kraken!"The First Kraken gave off a low bellow- some sort of greeting, no doubt.Hannah, Cass, and Grump came out of the trees, Hannah with a ragged bag, and Cass carrying her equipment."Are we ready?" Cass asked, looking around. "We should probably get Gearworks on...""Are you coming with, Grump?" Hannah asked asked the unicorn- but the unicorn just tilted its head, before turning to you.
>>22756406"I wouldn't mind if you did, Grump. I can't imagine there's much for a unicorn to do on an island like this."
>>22756406"You're welcome to join us, Grump. As they say, the more the merrier!"Make sure Gearworks is deactivated too.
"I know you don't like the name, Grump, but unless you have any better suggestions, we're calling you Grump."
"You're welcome to join us, Grump." You say. "As they say, the more the merrier?"The unicorn snorted, and then trotted away, back into the forest."... Well, at least we know where he is if we want to come back for him." Cass said, with a sigh.The First Kraken bellowed again, and Scylla spoke up."He's ready to go any time. You needn't worry about hurting his back while you climb- he has tough skin."With an order, you send Gearworks up onto the first kraken's back, and deactivate it, as you, Cass, and Hannah climbed up.The kraken gave a small bellow."And now he'd like to know if you want to bring anything else before we leave- he's too proud to come back if you realize you'd forgotten something." Scylla translated.
>>22756542We have all of our gear from the wreck that we could find?Does Cass have her spear?I think that's everything.
"I believe we have everything we need Master Cetacean. If you would be so kind as to convey us to our next destination?"
>>22756542"I think I've got all my stuff. Cass? Hannah?"Then >>22756573
>>22756542"Hey, Scylla, how do you talk when you're underwater?"
"I think I've got all my stuff. Cass? Hannah?""I found your old food ration pack yesterday." Cass said."... I don't have anything but my clothes." Hannah said."Very well. I believe we have everything we need, Master Cetacean. If you would be so kind as to convey us to our next destination?"you hear a long, slow 'hup' and the kraken shot forward, away from the island at a surprising speed."He enjoys that name." Scylla said."Hey, Scylla, how do you talk when you're underwater?""... I sing." She said. "We can't speak Free City below, but you can still sing."
>>22756613Her head is above water.
>>22756660"Thank you for doing this, Scylla. Thank you to, overlord of the sea."
>>22756660Could you sing a song now?
"Thank you for doing this, Scylla." You say. "Thank you too, overlord of the sea.""It is no problem." She said, and patted the kraken's back, gently, before lying down."... could you sing a song now?" You ask.She sat up."I can, but... I believe the language loses something when it is sung Above.""I'd like to hear it." Hannah said."Very well." Scylla said, and closed her eyes.She took a deep breath... and started whistling like a tea-kettle, deafeningly loud, with an echo of nails screeching against a blackboard. After half a second, you're certain your ears are bleeding.
Rolled 28>>22756816Rolling for poker face.
>>22756816Ouch. With respect, I'll sing for a bit.
>>22756816"IT WAS LOVELY THANK YOU."
Rolled 100>>22756816rollin to throw down some lyrics with that.
>>22756907ha ha ha what
>>22756816"One moment." Stick our head under water and motion for her to continue.
>>22756907OH SWEET DICE GODS! WHAT HEAVENLY MUSIC SPILLS FROM OUR LIPS!?I vote for Bohemian Rhapsody.
>>22756907the voice of an angle
>>22756907Did we just learn our true name?
>>22756958Never knew angles could sing...
why is abel so much of a douche? I like the quest but he kinda blows personality wise.
>>22756941YEAH! QUEEN UP IN THIS BITCH!
>>22756975Eh, it's better than being exactly the same as other characters. Variety man.
>>22756975He used to be a nice Guy but some dialogue has been fairly retarded.
>>22756958Watch, the language of the angels is binary.
"... IT WAS LOVELY THANK YOU." You say, speaking loudly, interrupting her. You can barely hear your own voice over the ringing."... No, it wasn't." Scylla said. "It's much more beautiful Below.""... I thought it was beautiful." Hannah said, after a moment. "I could hear what it was meant to be."The kraken mumbled something, and you tapped your chin as Scylla translated."He says it sounds better below as well." Scylla said."... With respect, I'll sing for a bit." You say, and clear your throat."WUB WUB WUB BZZ BZZ WUB WUB" You say, as you drop the bass."... Abel." Cass said. "What the fuck was that?"Some time later, Hannah starts her own song, a simple, high pitched song in some other tongue... and then she grinned at Cass."Your turn, Cassie!""... I don't sing." Cass said.
>>22756975It's proof that /tg/ sucks at social interaction.I mean SERIOUSLY.
>>22756987My dislike for his personality is that he is wishy washy, dense, wimp. Sure some of these things are golden because they make a character I love to hate but abel's 'righteousness' kick makes me sick sometimes. Just like them gooks and their silly cartoons.
>>22757027what.Everyone sings, Cass, come on!
>>22757027Damn it Exa, my sides weren't prepared for that. You gotta warn someone when you break out dubstep.
>>22757027....I hate you, Exa. You and your taste in music.
>>22757027"Singing is mandatory on board Krakenship Prime."
"Everyone sings, Cass. Come on!""I don't sing." She said, crossing her arms and frowning.Suddenly, you feel an arm snaking around your waist- and turn to Scylla. Her eyes are sparkling, and her cheeks were purple- blushing, you assume."That was... that was..." She said. "That was the most beautiful thing I've heard in my life.""I don't even know how you made those noises." Hannah said.Cass's arms were still crossed, and she was acting abnormally stubborn."Singing is mandatory on board Krakenship Prime." You say."... I don't sing, Abel." Cass said. "I don't like singing. Or music."Below you, the kraken starts humming a loud, bellowing tune- something slow and somber, but it's definitely a song."... Now he's singing that it's Krakenship Prime's turn to sing." Scylla said, eyes still almost *glowing*.
>>22757044Wishy-washy, yes. Dense, yep. Wimp? Not so much.The righteousness is just plain awkward. He's more bipolar than anything.One minute, calm and friendly, the next, angry and foulmouthed. He's seems like the kind of Guy who gets very calm when angry but he always explodes.
>>22757126It better have been something decent, Exa.Link please?
>>22757126Listen to Grand Overkraken's song.
>>22757126I dropped the bass.Scylla, I am spoken for.
>>22757126>mfw dub-step turns out to be songs of seduction in the Scyllian language.I'm not to sure how i feel about that.
>>22757186Yeah your right, it does seems a bit fishy, doesn't it?
>>22757202Oh come on, puns? I trout we need to sink that low.
>>22757202Should we feel gillty?
>>22757214>>22757210Oh ok, let's get back on topic then. How are we going to deal with the mermaid we've gotten hooked on our song?
>>22757239We should dolphinitely let her down easy.
>>22757157>>22757164>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6czoDEQ0a8>>22757202>>22757214>>22757222>God damn all of you.For a few moments you listen, the song more disturbing the more you listen, before turning to Scylla."Scylla, I am spoken for." You say."... I can share with them." She said immediately, without hesitation.The kraken beneath you stopped singing, and then warbled something else- and Scylla spoke up again."The First Kraken says that it's the trollkin's turn to sing.""I. Don't. Sing." Cass said, huffing and frowning.
>>22757256We'll dump you in the water!
>>22757256"Well you might be willing to share, but I really doubt Astora is."
>>22757256Make puppy dog eyes. That always works!
>>22757256let's not try to force Cass to sing, some people just don't like it and pressing them just makes them more determined to not do it.
>>22757256You don't have to if you don't want to, but if you want to try ill sing.with you, completely serious this time.
>>22757268add: "You'd be boiled faster then a lobster in a hotpot."
>>22757256"If Krakenlord is displeased, he might throw you overboard, Cass. I'm only thinking of your safety."
"Well, you might be willing to share, but I really doubt Astora is. You'd be boiled faster than a lobster in a hotpot.""... In a what?" Scylla asked."Nevermind." You say, and turn to Cass."You don't have to if you don't want to, but if you want to try, I'll sing with you." You say. "Completely seriously, this time.""Maybe later." She said.Some time later, you could see land to the north, quickly approaching it, as the First Kraken below you pushed you onward."... you see that?" Cass asked, pointing to the sky.You look up... and you see a brown Gryphon, soaring through the air.
>>22757327Wave at the gryphon!"Ariana!"
>>22757327(i hope) that's Ariana, how are we going to get her attention?
Rolled 28>>22757327Wave and shout and etc.Rolling for it, I guess.
You climb up to your feet, standing on the First Kraken's rocky skin, and wave your arms, bellowing out Ariana's name at the top of your lungs. The gryphon looks down, and gives off a falcon's cry, pulling itself into a dive, spreading it's wings as it approached- and carefully slowed it's descent as it landed."... Abel!" The gryphon's warbling voice said. "Everyone was worried about you and Cass!""We're okay, luckily." Cass said, and pulled the gryphon into a hug. "This is Hannah, Scylla, and the thing we're standing on is the First Kraken."It made a bellowing noise, and Scylla spoke up to say "He says hello, and to please not be so rough with your talons.""Oh, I'm sorry." Ariana said, and lay down.
>>22757389"Wait, you found everyone else?"
>>22757389Are the others alright? I had no idea how to look for them.
>>22757400>>22757417These. Also, ask how she likes flying.
>>22757389who is everyone and how much joy should i save for when we meet up with them?
"Wait, you found everyone else?""I was flying down to Atlask when I found Tannis, Kale, Lyra, and Captain Brenner on a big platform of driftwood." She said. "So I carried them to land, only a few hours ago." "Are they alright?" You ask."Kale is okay, Tannis was scratched, but she's okay, and Lyra was able to keep her armor, but... Brenner is taking the loss of his crew and ship hard.""How do you like flying?""I don't like flying all the way to sanctuary in two days, or the two day trip back." She said. "But it's useful."
>>22757495"Aww, I'm sorry your first flight had to be like this." Give her a hug.You were only gone for a few days and I've already unleashed an unspeakable horror unto the world. It's good to have you back.
>>22757495"I don't know if it'll help him, but we found a number of Brenner's crew and buried them."
>>22757495we were stranded on an island, some of the crew washed up as well but i'm affraid it was already to late for them. we've given them a proper burial.we also met Hannah and a unicorn on that island, we'll tell you all about it when we're all back together.
Rolled 99>>22757495"Where are the others now?"
"Aw, I'm sorry your first flight had to be like this." you say, and pull her into a hug."No need to be sorry!" She said, and crowed happily. "The mansion is really really big, and Sansa already came back from her own coming of age. The crones titled me Nobilis! I've been reading a lot through our family history, and doing politics stuff. That last part is frustrating, but I'm happy with things.""I don't know if it'll help him, but we found a number of Brenner's crew and buried them.""I think that would make him pleased." She said."And where are the others now?""They're in Amberway." She said. "They'll be so happy when I tell them you're okay.""Tell them that we're bringing one of the other changelings I know, too! She survived!" Cass said, pulling Hannah into a hug.
>>22757664Was Tori ok? Is she going to be alright on her own?Where are you, with the others in amberway?
>>22757664Did you have to tell the crones about your last gift?
Rolled 5>>22757664"Did they find out about that gift?"
>>22757664"How much longer 'till we hit land, Best Kraken?"
>>22757708>>22757726i think we should wait until we have a little more privacy with her before asking that
>>22757781Cass already knows, and the other three won't know what we're talking about.
>>22757708>>22757726Do not mention the gift in front of others. I doubt she cares that they aren't witches.
"Where are you? With the others in amberway?""No, I'm still in Sanctuary." She said. "I still need to handle the politics and such."Was Tori okay? Is she going to be alright on her own?""She's not on her own, don't worry." Ariana said. "I'm there, and Sansa's been helping her. We've gotten really into playing games in our spare time.""How much longer 'til we hit land, Best Kraken?" you ask.The kraken responded, and Scylla did as well. "Not long. Another half hour." Scylla said."I could carry all three of you there from here in less." Ariana said. "If... one of you are okay with being carried by talons."
>>22757812I am having a nice enough time here, You should tell the others that we are alright though, and we will meet up with them this evening.Ruffle Tori's hair for me, would you?
>>22757812"I think I'll stay here for now, it's not every day to get to ride a friendly Kraken who's quite fond of singing."
>>22757812"Nah I'm enjoying the sea breeze."
>>22757812i'm eager to see them safe but it would be rude to cut our journey with our good friend the first Kraken short. unless he would prefer it of course.
"I'm having a nice enough time here." You say. "You should tell the others that we are alright, though, and we will meet up with them this evening.""Okay, I will." Ariana said."And ruffle Tori's hair for me, would you?"The gryphon paused for a moment, and then nodded. Then, suddenly, she clunked the end of her beak on your forehead."I was supposed to give you a kiss on the forehead for her, so that will have to count." Ariana said, and her golden eyes smiled at you. "I'll see you in the same tavern we were at last time we were here." She said, and backed up, spreading her wings and launching off into the sky."... Thank Phell they were okay." Cass said, taking a deep breath and relaxing.
>>22757910"Yeah, what luck. We're the two the get stranded whilst everyone else ends up in one place."
>>22757910Rub our head.Everyone seems alive and well, except grubwort. Gabe must be losing his touch.
"Yeah, what luck." You say. "We're the two that get stranded whilst everyone else ends up in one place."Cass went quiet, and looked down to the kraken for a moment. Scylla yawned, and Hannah gave her a look."Cass. Tell him." Hannah said."... I dove in after you." Cass said. "After the sail's base thing slammed into you and knocked you off. I was trying to save you. That's why we ended up in the same place."
>>22757910we'll have to mention the freak storm when we get back to the others.
>>22757988"Thanks, I probably would've drowned if not for you."
>>22757988Give her a kiss on the head9, I don't deserve a friend like you.
>>22757988"...Thank you. That's probably the only reason I'm here right now."
>>22758005>>22758019>>22758031"And why were you hesitant to tell me?"
Gabriel is Exabutt
>>22758019This. Mention getting a pint or three when we make it in.
>>22758050Then why's he hating on all the pretty ladies?
"... Thank you, Cass." You say. "That's... probably the only reason I'm here right now. And why were you hesitant to tell me?""Because I failed at helping you." She said. "I couldn't see you in the storm, and I don't think you could see me. I didn't actually help at all."She crossed her arms again, and Hannah pulled her into a hug. "Don't worry, Cassie. Everything ended up fine." Hannah said. "Abel's alive, your friends are alive, and now you know I'm alive! It's a good thing, too, because who knows what would've happened if it was just me and Abel on that island?""... He probably would've seen that gun and fought you." Cass said.
>>22758087 Nah, Gabe 'knew' Cass would end up on that island and prepared accordingly. He's either Shaping Events more than we expected or he's a master of retroactive continuity like Exa.
>>22758109Sadly I think you're probably right.Hug that lizard.
>>22758109"Hard to tell, to be honest."
>>22758109"To be honest, I considered shooting you when I noticed you had the gun. Gabriel has really done a number on me, psychologically...But! I'm glad I didn't."
>>22758109"I almost did. I saw you at the lake with the gun. I was about to pull the trigger, but then Cass came out"
"Sadly, I think you're probably right." You say, and hug Cass as well. The three of you jump as a mermaid tail wraps around you, as Scylla hugs the group."I... almost did." You say. "I saw you at the lake with the gun. I was about to pull the trigger, but then Cass came out.""I'm glad you didn't." Hannah said, and gave you a kiss on the cheek.Time passed, and the kraken moved ever closer north, until stopping just at the beach, outside of the city of Amberway."... I think this is where I and the First Kraken go home." Scylla said.
>>22758221"Well it was good seeing you again Scylla, if you run into trouble come find me."
>>22758221"Thank you so much, Scylla. It was good to see you again.""It was good to meet you, First Kraken. Take care."
>>22758221Thankyou Krakenaut Alpha, you're awesome!Goodbye Scylla, it was great to see you again, next time I'm over the ocean I'll sing you another song.
>>22758221"Thank you Scylla. I hope to see you again under more favorable circumstances, one where neither of us are in a bad situation. Take care of yourself." Give her a hug."Same goes for you Krakenus Primus."
>>22758221"Thank you, High Overlord Kraken, it's not often that I get to sing."
"Thank you so much, Scylla. It was good to see you again. Same goes for you, Krakenus Primus.""It was." She said. "And... I'd forgotten."She reached down to the kraken's side, and pulled something up, wrapped in kelp."This was given to me." She said. "To give to you."She unwrapped it... and it was a simple, stone arrow- though the tip looked like it had small glass ridges on it."This is one of our most ancient hunting arrows. The priestess bid me to give it to you. It can... bring any living being to their knees, unable to move for a day. The poison was distilled from the stomach of a kraken."
>>22758343I am honoured. Give my thanks to the priestess.Kiss the mermaid.
>>22758343"You always have such interesting things, I thank you for this gift, it will no doubt prove invaluable in my immediate future."
>>22758343We've got a great thing to hit Gabriel with now. Awesome."I will use it well Scylla. Thank you once again."
>>22758343"This is...it is just what I need. Thank you. Thank you and all of your people."
"I am honoured." You say. "This is...is just what I need. Thank you. Thank you and all of your people.""She said it is for a debt, owed to your family from our own." Scylla said. "We thank Elizabeth Tolstoy, and her daughter."Your heart pounds as Scylla said your grandmother's name, and before you could respond, Scylla fell backward, into the water.The kraken bellowed, and the four of you climbed off of it."It was good to meet you, Krakenaut Alpha." You say, and the kraken bellowed again, descending back into the sea.You stood there, on the beach outside of Amberway for some time, reactivating Gearworks."... What do I do if there are Order knights?" Hannah suddenly asked. "I can't hide my wings."
>>22758492We stab them in the tits and run for it.
>>22758492"We'll buy you some new clothes and a cloak to go with them, don't worry."
>>22758492"Shit. Kale could help out here. He could glamour them away.""I don't think it'll be a problem, we've got a arachnomech with us, they should know better than to hassle us."
>>22758492"They start anything with you they'll have me to deal with. I won't let them hurt you.Though it would be easier if you could conceal them, would a cloak cover them at all?"
>>22758492"Well, I can't hide gearworks either. I think we'll probably just have to try to talk our way out or kill them depending on who we meet exactly.
>>22758492WE HAVE elven glamors guys! Just glamor her wings away!
>>22758561Oh yeah, let's just do that.
>>22758561No, you fool, kale! he will see through us!
>>22758561Ehhhh. I'm not sure I want to go around testing magic like that.
>>22758598So? He'll just think she did it.
"Well, I can't hide Gearworks either." you say. "Though it would be easier if you could conceal them. Would a cloak cover them at all?"".. Abel, fairy wings are intangible." Cass said. "They pass through objects.""I could conceal them if I sat with my back against a boulder constantly." Hannah giggled. "But no, I can't use a cloak to do it.""I don't think it'll be a problem." You say. "We've got an arachnomech with us, they should know better than to hassle us.""... Okay, I'll trust that." Hannah said.
>>22758603We won't be testing, we automatically know how to use it.
>>22758620Glamor her wings invisible or something.
>>22758620What if we got you a really big backpack?Poke the wings.
>>22758620Let's go head into town, they won't really mess with the group with a giant metal spider. Let's find the rest of the party.
"What if we got you a really big backpack?" you ask, and poke her wings. your finger goes right through the burst of light- and it zapped you, badly, burning your finger. Hannah giggled, and twitched, her wings flapping wildly."Stop it, that's ticklish. And really sensitive." She said. Pulling your hand away and waving it, you focus, and try to impress the image of 'no wings' onto her wings... but the strange magic inside of you doesn't seem to respond. It feels... on the wrong wavelength, if anything, to use Glamours.
>>22758620"You could always ride Gearworks and lie down on it."
>>22758692Lick finger. "Sorry, won't do it again."Can we lend her one of our bags?
>>22758692"Let's get going."
You lick your finger to cool it off. "Sorry, won't do it again.""At least don't do it so suddenly. You need to work up to it." she said, fluttering her eyelashes. "Don't you know anything about women?""Hannah." Cass said, and the fairy changeling sighed."Well... we just have to hope that none of them see me. Okay?" Hannah asked."Wait." You say, and take off your alchemy bag, handing it to her. "Wear that."She slipped it on- and it was just the right size to hide her wings from view."It worked!" She said, turning back. "Okay, now I can be safe."
>>22758809And you'll need to stick around so I can make more alchemy, what a shame. <grin>Shall we head to amberway? we probably have a few hours before evening, and since everyone's safe we're in no hurry.
>>22758809"I know some about women, not enough for my situation, but some. This education did not cover cute scaly tails, fluffy ears, or intangible wings. Or even fire hands.My love life is complicated.Now, let's get to Amberway."
>>22758809"Heh, you could be my little alchemical assistant."
>>22758809"Part of me wants to say something, however that would cause issues for my already troubled love life, so instead I shall simply say nothing."
"My education did not cover scaly tails, fluffy ears, intangible wings, or fire hands." you say, and sigh. "Now, let's get to Amberway."The four of you walk to the city, which didn't take long, and you gain entry easily, making your way toward the tavern you'd used last time. Carefully, you make your way up the stairs, past the sleeping, drunk tavern keeper, and knock on one of the doors.Lyra pulls the thing open, and pulls you into a crushing hug."I knew you'd make it!" She cried. "You're the most scrappy person I know!"She spun in a circle, dragging you along with it- and then pulled Cass into a hug, and bellowed out for everyone that Abel was back.From different rooms, your companions arrived- together again, in Amberway.>End of thread!
>>22758966Inb4 Gaben appears and ruins everything.
>>22758966Thanks for running, Exa!
>>22758966>End of thread!Just in time for me to collapse into bed. Too many things I read began/updated right as I was supposed to sleep today, dammit.Thanks for running, Exabyte.
>>22758966Thank you, Exabyte!
why do i have a feeling that this quest is turning out like SAO?
>>22760456...Dangit anon. If I squint at it hard enough I can see the same thing.