>previous threadshttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Fantasy%20QuestYou were a 30 year old awkward lonely overweight virgin neckbeard who lived in his mother's basement. You were granted the unusual birthday present of being turned into a petite female elven bard and dropped naked in the middle of a forest. You and the gentle orc ranger, Jack Carson, became traveling partners after he rescued you from the wilderness. After being kidnapped by wild elves, your guard, Varaia, helped you escape, banishing herself in the process. After tenuous bickering, she joined you and Jack in your travels.You all boarded a train bound for Newport; two weeks in, you were shot when you foiled a train robbery. You were resuscitated, and some weeks later a team of robbers used explosives to derail the train, wanting to get the money it was carrying. You managed to help fight them off, then rode to Newport to get marshal reinforcements. Jack found out he needed to go to Mildania to save his brother and sister from the Blackmountain organized crime family, so you all boarded a cargo ship as crew for the two week ride to Mildania.The ship was attacked by deep ones and was sunk after you passed out after a display of truly brutal magic. You gained shelter in a small fishing village's church, and managed to ride to Mild with Jack's brother. You raided a Blackmountain brothel and brought home weapons, money, and a prisoner.What do you do now?
>>22899166scout the other brothels, of course. and interrogate the prisoner.
>you're currently in Mildania's capitol city, the Great Dwarven Hold of Mild
>>22899166set up a circle of truth then then lay some enchantments on him when he is out so he wants to corporate with us wake and have jack or Varaia, interrogate as we sing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJlN9jdQFSc urging him to confess Questions to ask :places of operations :any wear useful big money pullers defenses there likely response to this attack3 most likely suspects to the attack besides ussee if he knows wear jacks sister is( unlikely) ware houses locations , drugs ,guns, people ( anything of value) defenses there when done knock him out plant the most likely opposing family as the ones who did this and a desire to work with the police then shoot him and drop him a few blocks from the hospital
>>22899387>>when done knock him out plant the most likely opposing family as the ones who did this and a desire to work with the police then shoot him and drop him a few blocks from the hospitalI like this, but what if the cops are corrupt too?
>>22899166work the prisoner over case the other targets use some mind magic to get true answers and or some good old fashion water boarding
>>22899592he gets killed quicker and we still win we just want the false info to get to the black mountains it doesn't matter if it actually works
>>22899387>>22899592yea and use this song to reinforce it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsS0cvTxU-8
>>22899619ahhhh.Also, with the brothel done....I wonder if Jack's vigilante brother will be trying to contact us soon....
It's time for interrogating, you think. Once Jack's finished having all of the pellets dug out of him by Varaia and he's healed the wound shut - leaving him with a nasty-looking scar and a worse-looking bruise - you have Jack come over and revive your prisoner. While you waited, you took the time to tie the bastard up, stringing him to a ceiling rafter by the wrists so that his feet would barely touch the ground.You get everyone in position and back in The Ghost costumes. You're in front, Jack is behind you to look menacing, Millie's to the side, and Varaia's behind, ready to end him if he gets loose somehow. Once you're well and ready, Jack heals his wounds a bit more and you give him a few hard slaps to the cheek to wake up.He jerks awake, thrashing against the rope holding him up for a moment as he coughs up some dark blood. "Uagh!" he yells. "Fuck! What the fuck is this!?" Then he sees you all standing there. "G-ghosts. You're The Ghosts. What the fuck is going on here?"That's when you slam him with a compulsion of truth. His eyes go blank, he stops resisting, and just stares forward. It took a lot out of you, though, and you stumble backwards a bit before Jack puts a hand on your shoulder to steady you."Are you ready to answer our questions?" you ask."Yes.""Let's begin.""Okay."What do you ask?
>>22899937Who is, or was, your boss? What other operations of the family do you know of? Where did the girls get taken to? How large is family's slavery opetation? What can change the nature of a man?
>>22899937"Does this cape make my hips look fat? Also got any new whores recently? Any orcs?"
>>22900013Let's not give him any specific requests he could piece together any information from. Unless we're confident in our ability to mess with his memory.That way, we can send him back to his bosses with a message, should we choose to do so.
>>22900010>Where did the girls get taken to?What girls? The whores were all there when we raided the place. Emma just wasn't among them.
>>22899937Don't want to seem too focused on the girl. He might figure out what we're really after.1: Where did you get your shipments of drugs?2: The names of all the dealers who work for the Blackmountains.3: Any other businesses the Blackmountains own4: Any businesses the Blackmountains extort for protection money.5: Where they keep their recently 'acquired' slaves/whores.6: The names of everyone he knows with a direct link to the Blackmountains. Wage slaves last, big fish first.7: Where Stonehammer spends most of his time.8: (I doubt he'd know this) Which other dwarven families support or rely on the Blackmountains.
>>22900197ah, my bad. I misread that when skimming the last thread. Disregard that particular question then - or replace it with "Where does the family keep other slaves?"
"Where did you get your shipment of drugs?" you ask."Bought it from Martin," he says."Who's Martin?""Drug dealer.""Where can I find Martin?"He gives you an address and time."Who else deals for the Blackmountains?""Don't know.""Who would?""Martin, maybe.""What else does the Blackmountain family do?""Gambling. Smuggling. Dealing. Bribery. Blackmail. Prostitution. Theft. Fencing. Laundering. Hacking. Kidnapping. Protection. Hit jobs," he says, rattling off a short laundry list of how the Blackmountains make their money."What other businesses do the Blackmountains collect from?""I don't know. Lots.""Where do you keep your new working girls, kidnapping victims, and slaves?""Don't know. Lots of different brothels. Some warehouses. Some houses.""Who do you work for? Who else do you know that works directly for the Blackmountains?""Work for Martin, I guess," he says. Then he rattles off the names of the others who worked at the flophouse selling drugs and pimping the girls as the others that he knows."Where does Stonehammer spend most of his time?""Dragon's Breath Pub.""What other dwarven families support or rely on the Blackmountains?""I don't know. Most of them?"His nose starts to bleed. Tears are starting to trickle out of the corners of his eyes. He still keeps staring forward, not moving, as if he isn't even aware of his own discomfort.What do you do now?
>>22900693We've got what we need. Let the spell lapse, then plant an overwhelming suggestion in his head that actual ghosts, spirits of dead hookers, tormented him for hours demanding he confess to any cop or citizen that asks, and that if he is ever not in prison, he has an overwhelming desire to move far, far away and start a turnip farm.
>>22900693I say we got some good info outta him. lets knock him out and drop him off at the hospital.
>>22900693>Hacking.tell me more
>>22900693Drop the compulsion and let Jack patch him up. He gave us enough information for now.It's time to visit a certain Martin...
>>22900793This sounds good. Here's hoping forensic telepaths are not good enough to extract any details of ourselves from him. We had our mask on the whole time, yes?
>>22900793It occurs to me that if we're going with the 'criminals are a superstitious and cowardly lot' batman approach, that Nona's illusions could help us immensely. Illusions of ghosts and wraiths could convince the criminals we're after that 'The Ghost' actually is a literal ghost, or powerful necromancer, or both, and that anyone who has ever taken a life is at risk of their victim returning to seek justice.
>>22900797Yeah, how does hacking work in this world? Ask Millie this.Unless he meant hacking people apart, we already know how to do that.
>>22901134too well, if you ask me...
>>22901213It's a wild world. And so was PC's original one.
>>22901249...can't argue with that.
>>22901213Actually... I do not remember Nona using any kind of slicing weapon or something. Does shooting people counts as hacking?Or you were talking about using magic and shit to overcome the opponents?Capcha: Jeandge Guelphic <--- She is an historical figure, right?
"Hacking?" you ask Millie."Yeah, like with MIs?" she says. That triggers your bardic knowledge. MIs - Magical Intelligences. Constructs whose minds range from simple analytical devices programmable with standard logic to fully sapient beings, used in magical infrastructure or given construct bodies. The water elemental back on the ship would have counted as an MI - 'hacking' is done through direct Enchantment or, more commonly, indirectly by an artificer. "Man, where did Jack find you, in the woods?"You decline comment. You get to work removing this thug's memories, then splicing in new ones. He'll remember having been taken by actual ghosts, though you choose to leave in the black masks, hoods, and gloves. You also implant a suggestion to go to the police and confess to everything that he can think of. It will fade eventually, but hopefully not before he's put both the Blackmountains and the police off balance. As a finishing touch, you knock him out with a spell before letting Jack fix him up.By this point, you're absolutely exhausted from all of this magic. You sit down while Jack and Varaia drag the gangster off to an alleyway many blocks from the warehouse. You realize it's late evening now.What do you do?
>>22901373Go back home to rest a while?We are too tired to go to a tavern and sing, right?
>>22901373sleep.possibly muse that our memories from our previous life might be the result of a mind hacker with a fantastic imagination
>>22901373Yes, recuperate.Hope we did not attract much attention to Millie's place.
>>22901373Honestly? Sleep. We're tired as hell, just re-arranged someone's memories (something we're not particularly skilled at yet) and completely rousted a mafia crack-house. Nappy time now. When we wake up, we can give some thought to the future, and maybe sketch out some half-remembered designs for gadgets we've read about in batman, spiderman, et al comics, see if Millie can duplicate them.
>>22901373reread enchantment book write notes like we are programing
>>22901516yes>>22901492think like were making a power point or interactive web page just cover gaps with a drug/booz haze >>22901467lets assume other wise cause even if it is there is nothing we can do about it
>>22901492Maybe we should set up guard rotation so that we don't get jumped while resting, too.
You spend a few minutes looking back over your Enchantment textbook, instead trying to think of the information it's conveying in terms of computer programming, using what you know as a base. You make notes in the margins - logic statements, redescribing magical functions, and things like that. You think that if you spend a few hours actually going through what you've already read of the book like this, you might be able to increase the efficiency of your enchantments by quite a bit.Feeling pleased with how useful your old life was in that is enough to keep you from dwelling on the possibility that it might be fake, that you might have been this elf all along with Anon's memories and skills being the fake ones.Well, it stops you from dwelling on it much.You close the textbook; you're fucking tired now. You curl up on the couch - it's nice, big, and comfy. You close your eyes and fall asleep. Today's been a really big day.When you wake up, you can smell the unmistakable smell of bacon frying and coffee brewing. Someone threw a blanket over you while you were sleeping - and tucked it in too, by the feel of it. Music - weird technoindustrial stuff - is playing from somewhere, echoing through the high-ceiling room. You think that you can hear a shower - or maybe a sink - running somewhere.What do you do?
>>22901808seconded.techno, in MY fantasy setting? UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ
>>22901757Wakey-wakey, eggs and bakey. We're going to need some nutrition to replace all the energy we burned off yesterday, and then I say we start a round-table discussion with Jack, Varaia, and Millie about what went wrong, what went right, and how we can adapt and improve next time. Then we start figuring out how to track down Rory.
>>22901841Ooooh, hell. You know what? Let's do a little dubstep when we have time.If they don't have it already, we can introduce the power of WUBWUB to this world.
>>22901841time for dub step http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSeNSzJ2-Jw
>>22901904>>22901944thats a terrible idea lets do it!
>>22901944>>22901904>>22901982I already know how we begin our attack on Blackmountain mansion. Now we just need a sufficiently loud air elemental...
>>22902019yes. oh god yes. weaponized enchanted dubstep? sign me up for that.
Is nobody freaked out that a No Lying Spell made the victim bleed and cry unknowingly? He might have suffered brain damage and well he's a douchebag but Enchantment sounds like one of the nastiest magic schools to use on people.Also eat your bacon, then illusionary tap Jack on the shoulder to distarct him and eat his bacon.
>>22901944I was thinking more along the lines of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnINojJlziI
>>22902092you think we are bad and dare do the worst thing possible and take someones bacon? you monster>>22902076yes yes thousand times yes
>>22902092I agree, that's why it has been suggested to heal him and/or drop him at a hospital.And yes, messing with people's minds is definitely one of the worse things one can do to another although that never stopped a marketing expert anywhere. We should definitely be careful when and where we use it.
>>22902288I think a guard for the rape drug whore house has it coming
>>22902288as >>22902330 said, he kinda has it coming. Not enough that I'd feel OK breaking him like we did the Deep One, but considering his crimes and affiliations, some suffering and invasion is not unwarranted.
You decide to get up and see what's happening, if for no other reason than that the call of bacon cannot go unanswered.You look around the warehouse apartment.Varaia's in the kitchen, at the stove. You can hear the food cooking from where you're lying and certainly smell it. Varaia had her back to you, and it looks like she's wearing some kind of apron while she cooks.Off in one corner, sitting in a big armchair, is Millie. She has what you can only describe as a cyberdeck in her lap. The top of it has knobs, dials, and some silvery arcane designs and circles. She's wearing a pair of goggles whose lenses glow with faint green light, cables connecting them to the deck. That's where the music is coming from. She looks like she's mouthing something, but the music has no lyrics.Finally, the shower. Off in the direction of the small bathroom - the only actual enclosed room in the warehouse other than the main room - you definitely hear a shower running. By process of elimination, you assume that Jack's in there.What do you do?
Join jack in the shower of course. Discuss the next target with him.
>>22902596put of the three, Vararia looks to be the most likely to engage in conversation,I'd ask her how dropping off the guard went, and what news has spread about the takedown....
>>22902596Several avenues of action present themselves.We could sneak up on Varaia. Good luck with sneaking up on a wild elf.Or we could jump Jack in shower.Or we could sneak a peak at what Millie is up to. If cursory glance yields no results, ask her.which is it gonna be?Anyway, after we're done with the pleasantries, we should scout out the address of the drug dealer.
>>22902596/me consider for a moment making an illusory Vocaloid to stand next to Millie and greet her with a 'hoi, chummer' when she finishes. Then walk over to Varaia and give her a strong hug from behind (anyone have that pick of the two elf chicks in the kitchen, one cooking the other hugging and startling her? Yeah, that.). Then I guess we wait for the bacon to finish. Maybe look around at the gadgets here, see how much we can identify/recognize both from Bardic Knowledge and from our extensive studies of fiction back home.
>>22902661We assume Jack is in the shower but what if it's actually <spoiler>Mr Black Mountain!</spoiler>
>>22902697I'm pretty sure I know what you are talking about, and I'm pretty sure they are not elves.I've had the exact same mental image.And I'm pretty sure so did OP when planning this scene.
>>22902697>>22902786Lets not disappoint.[X] Touch Elvish Ears
You consider your options carefully before deciding on your course of action.You slink quietly up from the couch and drift on up behind Varaia. You look at what she's making. Bacon, eggs, toast, coffee - a simple, good breakfast. Varaia hasn't addressed you yet, so you hope that you can surprise her. You slip your arms around her waist and put your chin on her shoulder. You whisper - because of how close you are to her sensitive ears - a question to which you already know the answer. "What'cha doing?""Making us all some breakfast," she says. She doesn't seem at all surprised, but she also makes no efforts to move out of your grip. "You're the last one up. Again." You think she might be smirking.You change the subject. "How did dropping the guard off go?""Without a hitch. We left him somewhere he was sure to be found eventually, but out of the way enough for it to take a while. Millie's checking to see what news and rumors have spread relating to last night, or something. I don't understand all of that goggle stuff.""Yeah, googling is hard for older people to learn," you say, starting to get pretty comfortable on her shoulder."Hey, um," says a voice from behind you. It's Millie. "Are you two together? Like, together-together? Not that I'm saying that you have to be or that there's anything wrong with it if you are, I'm just... Are you?"What do you say?
>>22903075"Yes, would you like to join?"Time to make this trio a quartet.
>>22903075Sigh visibly. "It'll probably come out sooner or later anyway. Yes, Varaia and I are together. In exactly the same way that Jack and I are together, and Jack and Varaia are very close as well. I was hoping to talk to you eventually about some thing Jack's Mother has said. She pretty much screamed, in no uncertain terms, that you and Jack were meant to be together and that he was a cad for even thinking of touching us 'while you waited for him'. I don't know how you feel about Jack, or about what we're doing, but I think this all needs to be out in the open amongst all of us. When Jack gets dryed off, we can sit down and talk about it, ok?"
>>22903124>Time to make this trio a quartet.That's an even worse idea than becoming a trio was. And at least we knew Jack and Varaia for a couple weeks before we did anything like that.
>>22903075Give Varaia a few kisses and an ear rub."Yes, though to be more precise it's us two and Jack. No point in hiding it from you."
>>22903124Let's not. Two girls are too many, Three's a crowd and Four you're dead.>>22903075Let's take a look at this "goggle" stuff. Who controls the information channels in this world?
>>22903176Oh I missed Millie's question."It's complicated."There.hmm... nah, that sounds a bit off."We're close."Yeah, that sounds better.
>>22903173my vote for this, minus the kissing and ear rubbing. no need to traumatize the poor lass.and also, a closer inspection on the cyberdeck.My Gibson senses are tingling....
>>22903145That sums it up nicely, puts the biggest roadblocks out in the open, and puts off the hard part of the discussion until later, letting both her and us organize our thoughts. I approve.
>>22903321Sorry forgot to remove my dice
Don't invite her in, just say yes.
"Yeah, we are," you say, still hugging Varaia. "Me, her, and Jack.""And Jack?" asks Millie. She goes quiet.You decide to break the silence. "His mother seemed to think that you and he were meant to be together. That he was a cad for even considering being with anyone else. Is there any truth to that?"Millie gives a sad sigh. "Maybe once. Back in the day. Neither of us went for it, though - I don't even know if Jack new it was an option. I used to change his diapers, you know that?" She sighs again. "He got older, practically right before my eyes. The time passed. It probably wouldn't have worked anyway - I mean, by the time I would be ready to start a family, he would be geriatric - or dead. I couldn't deal with that. I still can't. Did you know me and his mother used to be friends, when we were both toddlers?"She walks up and leans on the counter, in view of you and Varaia now."How do you two deal with it? I mean, it must be even worse for you, being elves."What do you say to that?
>>22903388taking it one day at a time here. then we turn Jack into a lich
>>22903388"I guess it hasn't hit me yet. He was the first friend I've gotten close to and it's only been 3 months or so..."We need a way to make him immortal. Can we use enchantment and magitech to put his brain into a golem?
>>22903388"Well, I'm still pretty young, for an Elf. And I can't speak for Varaia. She's much older than me, but she and Jack are my first relationship. Ever. And, I think, that when it happens, we'll just have to remember that we made the most of our time together, that we had happiness and we'll always remember how special he is. And if we can make his short life a happy one, then I think that's worth any pain we'll feel later."
>>22903388"As a Bard, I've so far felt little inclination to think of long term.I live by the moment."
>>22903446"I wa sa fat lonely loser in my own world, so I have no time to think on philosophical questions like that."I mean..."I have never though about, I am too young and naive, so I never had to deal with this before."
>>22903438>mentioning lady's age in a conversation>when she's presentIf there ever was a doubt that Nona is originally a neckbeard, this should have dispelled it for good.
>>22903388It is better to have loved and lost than have have never loved at all.Yeah quote theft.
>>22903553Does Varaia know we're only 30? In dwarf years we'd be 15. In elf years we're, what, 5? But it's true and she knows it, she is our elder.
>>22903553>implying elves don't take pride in their age
>>22903582You have a point. I retract my objection.
>How do you two deal with ithttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aF9AJm0RFcEveryone I know goes away, in the end...
"I guess it hasn't really hit me yet," you muse. "I'm pretty young for an elf," you say. "I haven't thought much about it, to be honest. Plus, I've only known Jack for a few months now. I don't know, maybe Varaia has some insights. What do you think?""It's simple," says Varaia. "If you don't enjoy things while they last, you'll never enjoy them at all. It took a recent brush with mortality to make me realize that."Oh, right. When you died.That answer makes Millie frown."You think I messed up, then, not going after him when I had the chance?"You think about that for a minute, then answer, "Yes. He's one of the greatest guys I've ever met. It would have been a mistake for me not to go after him too. I'm glad I did."Millie sighs again. "Well, maybe by the time I'm ready to start a family, Jack's son will be the right age." Then she stops, clearly thinking twice about what she just said. "Yeah, no, that is way too morbid. And sort of horrible. Forget I said anything."There's an awkward silence for a minute."Hey, listen, I don't have a problem with all three of you being together," Millie starts with. "Ancestors know, I've seen weirder relationships in this city. But if you hurt Jack - if you make him cry - I'll make you pay. You understand that, right?"What's your response to that?
>>22903820"I owe him my life several times over. Your concerns are misplaced."
>>22903820>But if you hurt Jack - if you make him cry - I'll make you pay. You understand that, right?"
>>22903820"If I was stupid enough to hurt the most wonderful man I've ever met, I'd hand you the hammer to do it with, and have you call Jack's mother to help."
>>22903871Forgot something.((Mentally, I believe she can't go even more cheesy than that, no matter how hard she try to. Still, I try to put a straight face and answer her honestly))We will never do that, right, Varaia?
"You're assuming you'll be alive longer than Jack. A few weeks ago, I died. Bullet to the chest. I was dead for a few minutes before the doctors managed to revive me. Might I live for another fifty centuries? Maybe. But I could get jumped by some thugs ten minutes from now and take a bullet to the skull. We don't like to think about it, but anyone can die at almost any time. Maybe I'll slip in the shower, crack my head, and die as my brain bleeds out. Maybe a Deep One will grab my ankle and drag me under next time I walk by a beach and I spend the next eternity as a monster-factory. You can't just assume that what you want will be available in the future, or that you'll be in a position to get it. You've got to take what you can while you can, or you'll live a long time wishing you had."
"I owe him my life several times over," you say, frankly. "So does Varaia. All three of us would be dead without the others. None of us would ever do anything to hurt each other. And if we were, if we were that stupid, I would hand you the hammer myself.""It's true," confirms Varaia. "There isn't anything in the world that could make me hurt one of them. Not for all the pearls in all the seas in the world, not for the queenship itself of a fae court."That seems to appease Millie.It's at this time that you hear the shower stop. A minute later, Jack walks out, wearing his pants but still toweling off his hair and shoulders. You see where he was clipped yesterday. His skin looks a little like it used to be hamburger, and there's a huge, painful-looking blue-black bruise on his green skin. It doesn't seem to bother him too much, at least."Do I smell coffee?" he asks. "I didn't realize how much magic I used last night. I'm still tired."Millie stares at Jack for a moment, looking him up and down, then turns to you and mouths the word 'wow.'What do you do?
>>22903820"We won't do anything to hurt him, we promise."Just a suggestion: we should probably do something with this crazy amount of loot we have. You know, maybe test the wand pistols, recharge the weapons, repair the staff rifle, sell off the mostly useless slug pistols. Maybe get a custom fitted breastplate or two.
>>22904205Wink knowingly at Millie, use a minor illusion to create a little voice in her ear 'You really should talk to him about what we just talked about. And don't worry, we're not the jealous types."Then get up to serve Jack a plate of bacon and some coffee before fixing plates for everyone else. They did a lot of hard work tonight, and Varaia cooked this morning while we slept, so the least we could do is serve the food and clean up the mess.
>>22904237this. maybe fan yourself a little.
>>22904205Grin right at Millie, then go check his wounds, make sure they're healing alright, kiss them better. Give him a hug and a small kiss.
>>22904440I'd avoid too much PDA in front of Millie. We don't want to seem like we're flaunting it or being rude to her.
>>22904458But he's a solid wall of hot beefcake, how can we possibly resist?
>>22904491By being considerate of others.
>>22904491We'll just have to struggle through.
>>22904491Remember, it's not just his rugged good looks that attracted us to him (those are a very nice bonus), it's the fact that he's basically the kind of generous, caring man we always wanted to be. He's the ideal man, especially since he doesn't even realize it. No ego, no dominance issues or posing. Just a good man who cares about others.
>>22904528All's fair in love and war.
>>22904570no. we will not be inconsiderate dickbags.
'I know, right?' you mouth back to Millie. Jack walks up and pours himself a cup of coffee, then gives you and Varaia each a kiss on top of your heads. "Nona, could you take a look at my shirt?" he asks you. "It got a pretty big hole blown in it. Some blood stains too.""Sure," you say. You look around and spot it on the couch. Sure enough, it has a hole blow in the front of it, near the side of where his abdomen would be. On top of that, it has splashes of coppery dwarf blood all over it and his black orc blood all around the hold. You start by cleaning it off, which does wonders, and then use some mending magic. By the time you're done, the shirt is a little threadbare where the damage was, but it's intact again at least. You toss the shirt to Jack and he puts it on and pulls up his suspenders."Food's ready," says Varaia, serving it out on four plates. You realize you're starving, and expect everyone else came to the same realization - there wasn't much time for dinner last night. Everyone starts digging in."So," mentions Jack. "Last night, when I was using white magic to push through the pain, I think I may have been buffing myself. Once the magic wore off, I suddenly felt how tired and hurt I was. That first aid book says that self-buffing can be dangerous, because you can easily over-exert yourself, but it didn't mention any details. When we have time, I want to get a new book so I can figure out if I was, and how to do it safely."What do you say?
>>22904839"Hasdfanaep ppovftya amoaonut."We have a mouth full of bacon. I imagine that's what we sound like.
>>22904839good idea. also, we should be eyeballing that book. the more people who can heal....the better.
>>22904588Agreed. We're not going to be the kind of stuck-up petty bitch that used to treat nice guys like Jack and good-hearted women like Millie poorly back in our world. We're better than that and they deserve better than that. No being a heartless bitch.
>>22904839"What a shame, I liked it when you were shirtless.Getting more books on that sounds like a good idea, we don't want you to hurt yourself. There's always more to learn in magic, though you seem to be a natural at white magic. I told you that you'd make a good Paladin. We're likely to be busy what with dismantling a criminal organization, but we ought to be able to find some time to get some books on magic, we're flush on cash after last night's haul."
>>22904839Between bites say "That's an incredibly good idea, Jack. We'll hit the book stores and libraries today before planning our next target."Once we finish, turn to Millie. "So, you never told us exactly what you do for a living. I'm assuming from the stuff scattered around that you're either an artificer, or a post-modern sculptor."
>>22904839ok lets look today Millie know any good used book stores ?(we should look at that book a bit too)
>>22904839Milly know any good used book stores ?we can pick up some for our selves more enchanting and Illusion too some anti scrying wards and the like
We should test out these wand pistols and see about the staff before going in search of books and scouting the next brothel.
"That's a great idea, Jack," you say between bites. "We should try to find a good book store and get you something. It looks like you're a natural, though, huh? I knew you would be a good paladin."He grins at you sheepishly."Paladin, huh?" says Millie. "Yeah, I could see it. So, is that why you were down in Newport in time to find out what was going on here? Sounds like some providence to me.""I agree," says Jack, growing solemn. Millie had said it lightly, but Jack was very serious. "If I hadn't already been on the pilgrimage, I never would have been able to help my family. That's a little too much to be circumstantial for me."Huh. So Jack sees this opportunity as a reward for his devotion? No wonder he's been praying more lately.As you're finishing up your meal, you ask Millie, "So, what do you do for a living, anyway? I'm guessing you're either an artificer or a postmodern sculptor."Millie laughs. "Yeah, I'm an artificer. I do repair, custom builds, and the occasional gray hat job. Security too, sometimes.""So you could help us make gear?""Absolutely. I'll do it for cost too, considering who you guys are. I was planning on taking a look at that staff rifle today."What are your plans for the day?
(What description should I use for this thread?)
>>22905426Get books, case the other two brothels, get some new clothes. We need a nice looking dress, then we can get to the real fancy bordello, play the piano in the sitting room, and listen to rumors and collect info.
>>22899166>You were a 30 year old awkward lonely overweight virgin neckbeard who lived in his mother's basement. You were granted the unusual birthday present of being turned into a petite female elven bard and dropped naked in the middle of a forest.Oh fuck, that other thread wasn't lying. This shit fucking does exist.Fucking hell, /tg/, sometimes I really fucking hate you.
>>22905426Bookstore,Maybe try and perform somewhere, overhear some rumorsScout out drug dealer's lair, or perhaps the other brothel. Both under disguise, perhaps, both natural and illusionary, in case the family stepped up patrols around their operations after recent attack.
>>22905426Sounds like we've got a good one already.Books, check the next brothel, then gear up for a nighttime assault while studying up them magics. Also, see if Varaia likes either of these wand pistols.One of us could dual-wield.
>>22905426I say case the next target, the mid-tier place. The low-rent dive we hit last night was probably the easier target of the three.
>>22905493Hey, it's been a good quest so far, and MonkeyPaw has got some good skills in the writefag department.You don't like it, hide the thread and fuck off.
>>22905426Say "Oh, I don't think money is going to be an issue for a while" while jerking your thumb over at the loot from last night. "But first, we need to make sure none of us get hurt like Jack did last night. And I may have an idea or two to improve the wand and staff weapons."But for today, we need to track down a tome on white magic for Jack, scout out any place Rory has been sighted, and maybe make a preliminary look at the next brothel on the list.
>>22905493be cool. we are all friends here.honestly, its not so bad once you get over the whole former neck-beard thing.
>>22905565>MonkeyPaw has got some good skills in the writefag department.Not that anon but no, he really doesn't. Nigga needs to learn pacing for the life of him.
>>22905621I'll grant that the pacing needs work, but MP is great compared to a good number of quest thread writers I've seen.
>>22905727>compared to a good number of quest thread writers I've seen.Once again, not really. He is painfully mediocre. The thing is he caters to your fetish so that makes him better in your eyes.
>>22905454(Samefag here, I meant what should I use for the archive description?)
>>22905426Rest up a bit, research and develop our Intel. Make our goal an open every other or every third night.
>>22905793Well, alright. You don't like the writing. I find it entertaining. You've obviously been reading for long enough to fully assess his literary skills, so why, I ask, are you still here if you find it "painfully mediocre"?
>>22905844"We recover, explain our situation to Millie, and commence pre-planning warm ups for the next operation."
>>22905869That was op, goddamn it.
>>22905844The Bard and Company have breakfast and begin preparations for the next assault.
>>22905426get books white magic (buffing, healing)illusions reread enchantment go over it with Milly add programing knowledge and see what comes of it (fuck yea logic loops )case the bordellos and set up for taking out/carpentering the drug dealer we learned about
>>22905878Gat damn, can you deflect any harder?
>>22905878Stop responding. It's the same troll. He'll respond to this post that I'm making by calling us defensive or something, imply he's not the same troll, and keep trying to rile us up. Just stop responding to him.
>>22906002>if you have any sort of opinion that differs from mine, you are a troll
>>22905878You don't need to actively participate in a quest to see bits of its writing on the front page from time to time. Especially one posted as fucking often as this one.Saging for offtopic
>>22905979I don't want this thread to devolve into shit-flinging. You have your opinion, I'll have mine, let's just please leave it at that. Internet arguments, especially on /tg/, can turn pants-on-head retarded in the blink of an eye, and I like not having to scroll through seas of stupid to get to what I'm trying to read. I'm not a remarking on your intelligence or your viewpoint, but internet arguments summon idiots from outside the thread with remarkable haste.
>>22906050>The same response the troll from the last two threads has used.You are not participating, so nobody gives a shit about your opinion, the only reason you're here is so you can tell people to stop having badwrongfun.You are a troll.
>>22906072Nobody uses the front page anymore. There's no need to look at it at all. I'm assuming you don't know about the /tg/ catalog.Catalog.neet.tv/tgType that into your address bar. Skip straight to the threads you want, ignore everything else. You have no reason to complain about things taking up space 'on the front page' ever again.And we're still assuming you don't know how to hide the thread so that you can't see it. IIRC, doesn't the 4chan extension allow you to add words and phrases to the filter so that any post or thread with those words in the title line just refuse to show up for the user?Really, the only excuse to be in here complaining about the thread is that you're desperate for attention of any kind and can only get it by being a jerk to others while they're having fun. I'm going to ask you politely to please stop, now, and go find other threads you are interested in. Thank you.
>>22906239I use both you condescending shitbag. And I do usually ignore the thread, I just felt the need to tell you that you don't need to follow a ques to tell whether or not the writing sucks.
"Let's try to find that book for you," you say. "After that, we can scope out some of the other places on our hit list - the bordello, the classier bordello, that Martin guy, and Stonehammer - then figure out a plan.""Sounds good to me," responds Varaia. "We can't risk leaving behind blood when we hit the higher-scale places. They could use that to track us.""That's a good point," says Jack, his hand unconsciously sliding to his injured side. "We might want to find something that we can use to obscure any traces we leave behind. I don't even know what that would be, though.""Salt water," suggests Millie. "It will ground out the magic. I'll fill up a few spray bottles when I take a break on the staff rifle.""Sounds like a plan, then," you say.When you all finish up with breakfast, you and Jack head out to find a book for him, Varaia heads out to start scoping places out and, though it's a long shot, hopefully finding a trace of Rory. Millie stays behind to work.It doesn't take you and Jack long to find a shop. It does, however, take you a long time to find a shop that actually has a decent book on any form of necromancy in it. Jack and Varaia weren't joking when they said that he would probably need a tutor...::||continued||::..
>>22906239also at the bottom of the page you can check a box (lower left hand corner) to have the whole thread reload its self and update when some one posts something new I for one just found out how to use this its great I don't see 40k threads or MGT or troll threads at all >>22906288http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baVTDUjqW5g
>>22906350Still, after hours of searching, you do eventually find something. It's a thick old tome, and looks to be more of a display piece than a proper sale item - it costs over a thousand crowns. The title is simple and hand-printed: A Treatise on Necromancy - Form and Function. It's embossed with a pattern that reminds you of a yin yang, dark flowing into light. The cover itself is grayed leather, its pages some kind of parchment or vellum. It's locked in a case, but you're willing to bet the whole thing is hand-written.Do you purchase it?
>>22906355>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baVTDUjqW5gWay to also act like a condescending shitbag. Like I said, I usually leave you fucks well enough alone. Tonight was the exception.
>>22906239>>22906288You're both wrong. The catalog is built into 4chan itself now. Anyone who uses the pages or an external catalog is pants-on-head retarded. Sage for incredibly unrelated and because I hate everyone involved in this stupid fucking argument that seems to happen in every fucking thread.>>>/tg/catalog
>>22906360See if we can get a look at it first, then if we're satisfied, buy that shit.
>>22906389>The catalog is built into 4chan itself now.Thats what I fucking use, dammit. Sometimes I also browse the front page because everyone knows what threads are about on /tg/ and what the opening post is about are very rarely the same thing.
>>22906360Fuck yes we do Its god dam beautiful also see if we can find a book on mediation / how to regain mana? do more magic
I say buy it. we still have 4k+ from the last place.
>>22906360A bit over a thousand crowns? Pfft.IIRC, we've got something like six and a half thousand with our previous funds and loot money. Hell yeah, we should get that book.
>>22906471Plus, we should be able to sell these handguns from the whorehouse to gain some of that back.
>>22906360Don't see why not. Buy the book. We'll have to be careful with it, but the money isn't an issue at the moment. We have significant amounts of cash. Though if we're going to purchase incredibly expensive things in cash, we might want to consider using an illusory disguise. Make ourselves look Seelie, make Jack look like a very large pale-skinned human, etc. Otherwise rumors will start going around about the the people with large amounts of disposable income. If common thugs hear about it, we become targets. If the Blackmountains hear about it, we become the number one suspects as to who is robbing them blind.
>>22906528Really good idea, there.
>>22906499no they could be traced when we find jacks brother sell them to his gang cheep other wise no>>22906528yes Ideally we never go out of or into our base looking like our selves even once also see if we can get one of them pimping skulls with a spirit of intellect in side we shill call him Bob or Mort ether way magic computer skull gogogo
>>22906595Does Rory have a gang? I thought he was a solo-act. One-man vigilante war.
>>22906360Yes, buy it. We have a fair amount of cash at present, and something like this could be a foundational treatise that could get Jack into the big leagues if we can help him get started.
>>22906720Yeah he's a one man act, but we've basically become his gang by spreading the idea that he's a society of necromancers or actual ghosts. Not much point selling the guns to ourselves, Qurl Dox.
>>22906808Good point. Even Newton's early work is still held in some regard by modern physicists even though it has been surpassed by more modern work, it was still a fundamental starting point. And you never know when going back to the beginning and looking at it with fresh eyes will show you something everyone else missed.
You decide to buy it. Though perhaps not quite what Jack was looking for, this could turn out to be even more than his initial aspirations. The store owner actually seems relatively surprised that you actually purchased it and reluctant to give it to you, but eventually does. You walk out of the store short a fat stack of cash, but with what you hope could be a great book for Jack."I'm not so sure about this, Nona," Jack confides in you on the way back to the warehouse. "This book looks like it touches on a lot more than just white magic. I'm not sure that this is something that I should be reading.""Bah," you say, dismissively. "Just because you understand how the dark magic works doesn't mean you have to actually use it. Plus, it should offer plenty of insights in how to use the white magic. You can show self-restraint without hobbling your own education."Jack considers that for a bit, then nods. "I suppose you're right. Thanks."When you get back to the warehouse, Millie is going at the staff rifle with a soldering iron and hair-thin gold wires. Jack sits down, cracks open his big new book, and starts reading - his brow furrows up, and he seems to be focusing hard on the material. Varaia doesn't seem to be back from her scouting run yet.What do you do?
>>22906979Examine these wand pistols, test them out. Sort out which mundane guns we're keeping and which ones to get rid of.
>>22906979 look at the symbol jack even in the dark there is light, can't have one with out the other together they make a stronger whole.lets look over out entrenchment book with Milly talk programing with her ask about the skullputer idea then off to case targets
>>22907035I thought Milly was doing that when we went out thats her exasperates any way>>22907153yea looks good to me we we get back go over the first aide book have jack help us best way to go over the basics is to teach
>>22907035Good point. Are there different types? Fire/Lightning/disintegrate/force/sonic? Or is it all a generic burst of energy?
You start going through the guns, checking to see that they're all in working order and their specifications. Most interesting to you are the wand pistols. One is black metal with a simple leather grip and a relatively compact frame - it reminds you of a luger in terms of general shape and appearance. The other is nickel-plated with a barrel that blooms out into a bell shape, like an old blunderbuss, its handle a dark wood."The black one is a kinetic energy projectile. Doesn't dissipate easily - should punch right through armor and even walls if they aren't too tough, but will probably punch right through a person instead of dissipating the energy into them. The other literally hits like a truck. Big field of force, should be able to knock down doors, knock over people, break ribs, but you'll have a hard time actually killing someone with it unless you smash them against a wall or something. Looks like it drains fast, though - not many shots before you need to recharge," Millie says, making vague gestures at the wand pistols. "I think this rifle is a heat lance. Should be able to burn a hole clean through a quarter inch of steel in a shot or two.""Not very good for taking things alive or intact, then," comments Jack."Nope," agreed Millie.After that, you settle in with your own book, continuing to make notes in the margins - your eureka moment last night is absolutely revolutionizing this book for you.You all wait for Varaia.>ending it here tonight
>>22907669>Nona's current pistol is a bolt of heat and force>it's ruinous against flesh, cloth, and other soft materials, but dissipates against metal and other hard surfaces to the point that it hits like a hammer rather than a bullet
>>22906979Offer to look through the book for him to mark out all the white sections so he can ignor the black parts And read those sections ourselves.
>>22907672Thank you as always for the great thread! See you tomorrow!
>>22899166>browsing /tg/>see this quest>doubletakeThat Orc. I swear to God that looks absurdly like me. Just remove the tusks and add glasses.Sage for off topic. Enjoy your quest.
>>22907940Do you also get sucked off by trannies?
>>22907940better post a picture so we can make sureso I can shlick to you
>>22907968Well, there was that one time in Vegas with that androgynous chick. But she had a vagina.Compared to a majority of what's on /Tg/ right now, this one of the better things I've seen.
>>22908046Owlface, out resident drawfriend, has been doing some good stuff for these threads.
>>22908046>this one of the better things I've seen.Its not good to browse drunk, anon.
>>22908083please? for science?
>>22908127Quit being a faggot.And contrary to what this quest has told you, pretending to be a girl while lusting for a dick doesn't make you any less of a faggot.
>>22908118y you gotta be like that mang....
>>22908139>implying you can tell the difference.
>>22908152Sorry, bro, but I just find your character designs painfully lacking in creativity or personality. They look about as inhuman as females in WoW.
>>22908225its cool. I'll just have to work harder.
>>22908225Looks like good drawfaggotry to me. But it's /tg/ standards, so it's always going to be skewed.Anyways, I like this quest. The writing is better than that in most quests and I'm enjoying the events. The genderbending thing thing was initially kinda disturbing but I like the rest of it.Generally though, this is higher quality than most threads on /tg/ right now.
>>22908338>>22908338>Looks like good drawfaggotry to meThe art is competent, yes, but the character designs are boring. It looks like some kinda Amish hipster who needs a dental plan and some generic wild west bitches than an orc and some elves.>The writing is better than that in most questsWhat quests are you referring to, because the writing is also mediocre and on par with the average quest. Not to mention the lack of pacing.If you want good writing with good pacing, check out Ogre Civ Quest. Blorp knows timing like a fucking Fistboss.
>>22908409>Ogre Civ QuesTroll harder
>>22908409Blorp is good, but Ogre Civ will never beat out Blorp Quest. We made that little Salamander into something awesome.
>>22908409I like Ogre Quest, but that's in no way a serious game. It's also a Civ game, and everything is broken into turns, so it's a hell of a lot easier to pace. This quest has high quality writing, with good descriptions and such.And you can't fault Owlface for the designs. He drew them as described.Speaking of which, Owlface, could you do some designs of the wand pistols?
>>22908611uh, sure, I can try.>oh shit, I can't draw gun-things....
>>22908523>Troll harderHuh?>>22908611>but that's in no way a serious gameAnd? The genre has no bearing on the quality of the writing. Besides, this quest isn't a game at all since it doesn't have any rolls and is impossible to lose. Its just interactive fiction, which means op has all the more reason to brush up on his writing skills.
>>22908629Thanks Bro, you're a better drawfag than most.
>>22908690Baseless praise like that does nothing for an artist and is how you get egotists with stagnant art like Shwig.
>>22908712I really like Shwig's art style.
>>22908712>>22908690Saying you're a better drawfag than most in like saying you're less of a gigantic asshole than /b/. The standard isn't very high.
>>22908673Genre affects writing since people expect less from humorous stories.For example: Terry Pratchett's writing style for the Discworld novels is vastly inferior to his writing style for Nation, a very serious book.
>>22908673I like it when dice rolls are hidden for all we know there is an entire sheet with all stats and skills on it and MP just rolls for us like a good dm then narrates >>22908629you rock >>22908892too bad he doesn't remember them
>>22909069>MP just rolls for us like a good dm then narratesExcept that doesn't happen. You can pretend it does, but it doesn't.
>>22908822And I still disagree with you. There are plenty who are better, like Luth, Wormwoods, Muju, and Some Pervert for starters.
>>22909089That's totally why the PC got shot to death and was only brought back through DM intervention.>>22909069>too bad he doesn't remember thempic related.