Wiki here:http://tgchan.org/wiki/Gargoyle_Quest#AngelPrior threads:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/23814785/http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Stone%20MasonYou are a human-form gargoyle crafted of marble set to protect a small town on the frontier of the wild darkness. Your people are still ignorant of what you are, and rightfully so.Knowledge of what you are would simply prove that they fear you or the monsters among them tempt your destruction.The prior night, on your patrol, you encountered tales of a Pastor that heals people with the power of god. Within the old burned church, later in your waking hours, you encountered the very same man performing a dark ritual in the ruins of his church.You had stopped by the ship of a strange man that you know only as "The Stranger" Sensing no life from the man, you had been wary of him, however he bore you no ill will and knew you for what you were. Claiming to be sent by your maker, he offers you your choice of weaponry from his stock. Promising to return within a week's time and offering to trade his wares for "beasties" that you slay.We last left off with tailing a suspicious life signature that had been one of three awake during what appeared to be a city-wide sleep spell.Chasing the person up north, your attention was diverted by a large life signature that had begun to move to your village.Prioritizing threats, you intercepted the creature that you found to be a Troll of the Wood.Its withering aura proved to be far too great a threat to let it simply live, so you dispatched it and absorbed the knowledge of the old, primal creature.Picking up the trail of the suspicious person, you discovered it to be a man with a cloak. After seeing him react with a flash of life-destroying light, you decided to grapple him and remove a tome from his person.Back in your town, you found the book to contain strange spells. You now seek to investigate the Mayor's cellar.
You have found little of note searching the contents of the mayor's cellar so far, you have spent what seems like an hour shuffling around in the dark, refraining from touching too many of the items for fear of suspicion.You could indeed light a candle to see the area better, your natural night vision only allowing for black and white.You could always leave and just enter through the front door... however that is like to be locked.The person sleeping in the area of the house above you has not been roused, though staying here of course is like to draw further attention.What will you do about this?> Wild abandon. Tear this place apart for clues.> Light a candle and search over once more.> Leave, there's more of the town to patrol.> Leave, wait for the suspect mage to return.> Other.
>>23882170now we grillin
>>23882246[X] Light a candle and search over once more.
>>23882246>> Light a candle and search over once more.lets see what this guy is hiding,
>>23882246SWEET. Gargoyle Quest![x] Light a candle and search over once more.Be sure to sense for the mage returning. If you sense him coming, leave quickly and stalk him from the shadows.
3 for the candle.Roll DC 40.
>The Fourth Nightit's still the third night. its the fifth thread, and its the thread that came after the thread titled the third night, but chronologically, we are still on the third night.
Next Night, I'm going to see about putting in time.>>23882367This is true.
During the night where everyone slept unnaturally you felt the 2 residents of this house deep underground.I suggest that we focus our search entirely on finding a passage going deeper down rather then looking for incriminating evidence in the current areas.PS. what happens if the sun rises and we are underground?
Rolled 17>>23882362>>23882414prety sure it was suposed to be a d100 and 40 or above was the sucess
Rolled 4>>23882520but probably not right?
>>23882424Fairly sure we turn inanimate once the sun rises, wherever we are.
>>23882552Taking this.>>23882414had wrong dice.
Second time I've seen this mistake on these threads, so I'll just clear this up.DC means "Beat this number to succeed". You will always be rolling a d100, unless OP states otherwise.Fucking newfriends.
>>23882414Are you the same guy who kept rolling d70s last thread?
>>23882696I'm gonna go with "yes."
You light a candle in the dark of the cellar, allowing your vision to become more comprehensive.A part of you feels that you really shouldn't need to creep around in the dark like this... A part of you feels that you should've just crushed that wizard and sucked the marrow from his bones... A part of you... No... You aren't aware of his intentions, you could not read the text within the book. He could just be willing to defend this town, right?You seek some kind of passage among the walls. one that goes deeper. You happen to feel a stone that gives way near the far corner of the cellar.Pressing the block in, you are treated to a door that slides away, leading further down to a room with a glow not unlike that mage's.Do you descend?> Yes, you will evaluate this.> No, I must return to my patrol.> (Other)Depending on what you find will you...> Destroy any articles of evil that you find.> Take them for your own.> Leave them be as evidence.
EvaluateAs for "articles of evil"... well that depends on what they actually are
Rolled 10>>23882769well it realy does depend what it is, how could we make a decision about it before we even know what will be there.evaluate but leave it there, wouldnt want him knowing someones been here
>>23882769Assuming we can't sense the mage coming up the street right now...[x] Yes, you will evaluate this.[x] Leave them be as evidence.If we do kill these two we need to leave evidence for the people.We don't want them to be panicked because something has killed their mayor.We want them shocked the mayor was a monster and relieved that someone stopped him.
>>23882769EvaluateWe will judge artifacts on a case-by-case basis.
>>23882170Hahah, arrived just in time.[x]No, I must return to my patrolOn a mostly unrelated note, we should definitely spend a little of every night cleaning up the church a bit. People kept remarking how dirty it was when they came in for that service on the second night and we thrive on our relationship with our people. We still haven't decided upon a caretaker, so we'll have to do what we can until we do.
>>23883042>we should definitely spend a little of every night cleaning up the church a bit.The people will clean it up themselves, now that it's being re-opened.We don't want to call attention to our roost. Rumours of things being moved about in the night at the old church will only bring us trouble.
You steel your determination and head down the steps, snuffing out the candle as you no longer require it.In due time as your marble feet collides gently with the rough stone of the stairwell, you see find a large room. Ripe with various alembics, alchemical equipment and an altar with a mutilated corpse atop it, you are rightly appalled with some fiber of your being.You identify the corpse to be that of a small human, a child. There are shoddily thrown together bookshelves around the primary altar that it's been cut open, heart removed. There's vomit what appears to be vomit in an empty part of the room.You examine the books on the shelf and determine them to be not unlike the one you had stolen from the man in the woods.They have no title, yet depict strange languages and viscous diagrams for likely dark procedures.You have near in mind to destroy everything in this room.As you pick up a ritualistic dagger, you see that it has a bone-made handle and a black blade that drips some kind of horrendous fluid.What... is this place?"Hello? Are you an angel? Have you come to take me to heaven?" You glance around to determine the source of the voice. You find a small apparition, standing near the corpse."It hurts.. It hurts... and they keep me here..." it's a small boy.> Apologize to the apparition.> Consume the spirit.> Tell it that you'll bring the pastor later.> Other
>>23883119>[X] talkYes. Soon.The mage of this place has to die!
>>23883119>It hurts... and they keep me here[x]Speak"How can I free you?"If we can't free him ourself, we'll get the priest later.[x]Go up stairs and kill the mayor in his sleep. When the other returns, kill him too!Make sure the secret passage is left open and people can find this place. The town will know what monsters they were!
>>23883119> Tell it that you'll bring the pastor later.Theres nothing WE can do. I don't imagine being consumed is a peaceful end."What is this place? What happened to you?">>23883221Woah there cowboy, hold up. There's no guarantee the mayor wasn't somehow coerced or even possessed.
Rolled 15>>23883119Heres the plan guys, we are going to wait paciently for the mage to return then mercilesly ram our fist through his face untill whats left has been broken down into sub-atomic levels.ask him how this happened.
Aww SHEEEEEEEEEEEEEIT SON
>>23883295Look, let's all approach this rationally.Yes, he does seem to be involved in some dark shit, but let's be honest here, we never gave him a chance to actually explain himself. All we know is that he carries around a somewhat dark-seeming book, has magical powers that seem to focus on death, and doesn't like it when people attack him for no reason.In short, he's sketchy, but we have no *real* evidence. We all know that dark magic doesn't make you evil--look at us. We're a walking bundle of dark magic. Not to mention the potential blood mage pastor that heals people. While I'm not saying we should welcome him with milk and cookies, I am saying we should at least interrogate him and give him a shot to explain. We have no solid evidence. Clearly things are not black and white around here.
[X] Tell it that you'll bring the pastor later.
>>23883398>but we have no *real* evidenceHow about the dark alter with the corpse of a ritually murdered child on it!Or the bound and suffering spirit of the murdered child.They were in the basement. They were here. They were both part of this.[x]Kill them.
>>23883095Only temporarily. The second church was "better real estate", so to speak. That was also addressed during that service. The people have some degree of limited resources and finances, but we (currently) cannot dictate how they spend those resources, directly or otherwise. Unless we can somehow convince them to build something else on the burned church grounds, there's nothing stopping them from rebuilding a church and letting us languish in neglect as they did before.Better church conditions = better relationship with our people. We need to foster a strong, but distant relationship with the townsfolk. Whispers in the night can only do so much. As dumb as this sounds: people pray in church. What people are praying for will speak volumes for what they need as individuals and, by observing patterns in what people pray for, we can better discern the needs of the town as a whole. When people start coming to us with their problems instead of us seeking them out, that's like us gearing up preemptive strikes. There's more to developing a successful town than monsta-fightan, though that certainly is an enjoyable aspect of it.>>23883119[x]Bring the pastor laterIf even the blood mage thinks some weird shit is going down, THEN we should handle the Mayor.
>>23883398He is killing children, there can be no excuse or explaination. He must stop breathing, the sooner the better.
Is the Mayor the only one who lives in the house? I can't recall.
>>23883488>>23883515What is possession? What is framing? What is plots by greater forces?
>>23883398>We have no solid evidenceDo you realise where we are, whats here and in whos house? Are you even reading the thread?
Regarding the spirit-child, you speak with your unearthly tone."Child, what is this place? What has happened to you?"The apparition looks uncomfortable for a moment, holding its stomach and trembling with its entire body. Its voice wavers," I... I don't know... I was sleeping in me own bed... Next thing I knew... It hurt..""I hid from them, but they saw me. . . They saw me and... they were even scared. The lady vomited. The man ground his teeth so hard, I could hear it.. I screamed. I screamed and the man threw a weird light at me. . . I... I can't leave. . ."The apparition begins to cry. You put a hand upon its head, like you've seen humans do but it withdraws from the contact, screaming."Ow! What... What was that... It... It hurt..." The boy's spirit body begins to come open, much like the corpse and he begins screaming. Crying and screaming...> Consume the soul.> Leave, and quickly.> Head into the house for some righteous murder.> (other)Optional:> Take some of the books with you.> Take the strange ritual dagger.> Take the mutilated corpse.> Smash the alchemy equipment.
>>23883398We're standing in his secret chamber by his dark altar with a dead child on it.Do you think this is an accident or something?
Lets take a look at the sleeping individual, I want to know if it is the so called lady who represents those who "own" the town and whether she is in on this.It is all very simple:1. we KEEP the books and tools to ourselves.2. We kill the responsible parties and om nom nom.3. We bring in the pastor to help us free the child's spirit
>>23883546Grab the books and the dagger. We can show them to the pastor...I think our hand is forced here, we have to get him involved, and pray he isn't in on it.Head into the house for some righteous interrogation. We still have no real proof there isn't something larger at play.
>>23883600how about some inspiration from Donnie Darko, we start a fire in the cellar, people come running to put it out and find the child murder alter in the basement and we dont haveto reveal ourselves.
>>23883500If strange things start happening in the old church at night, people will ask questions we don't want them to ask. They will look places we don't want them to look.If they want the church cleaned up, they can do it themselves.What happens if someone assigns a guard to watch the church overnight? Our freedom to come and go from our perch will be lost.Do not attract attention to our roost.
>>23883633Gonna agree with this sentiment. Even if the mayor/priest is being framed or is uninvolved, at best it means they're wholly incompetent and a liability to allow this to happen. Time to clean house.
>>23883546>"I hid from them, but they saw me. . . They saw me and... they were even scared. The lady vomited. The man ground his teeth so hard, I could hear it.. I screamed. I screamed and the man threw a weird light at me. . . I... I can't leave. . ."That phrasing there seems odd, why were they scared? why did the lady vomited? that doesn't sound like the behavior of your average human sacrificing couple. Could there have been a third party involved?
>>23883549>>23883541When you consider the nature of the enemy we fight, you cannot simply trust in the darkness of mens souls. We fight an enemy that subverts, infiltrates, and coerces. How do we know these men aren't possessed to do these atrocities? How do we know this isn't some bizarre ritual that -helps- the village as a whole?We have no solid evidence. We only have evidence that ostensibly points to them as the culprits. How convenient for the real enemy for us to fall for their plot.>>23883666By that logic, we need to kill all the villagers for not seeing this coming. They can't defend themselves, worthless fools. Kill 'em all.
>>23883656Guys, the "old church" has been reopened due to the main church being burned down on night 1. They had a sermon there yesterday.Also there is way too many things to do to spend our time cleaning.
>>23883671Maybe they're new at this. Every ritualistic child-murderer has a first time.
>>23883694The villagers aren't entrusted to protect against this sort of thing. The mayor and priest are.
>>23883546>otherStart a fire in the cellar to get peoples attention, since the alter is in a cobelstone tunnel it will remain intact and for everyone to see.
>>23883671FUCK!!! HES NOT THE FUCKING MURDERER! HE'S THE FUCKING HERO HERE!
>>23883600This seems a reasonable course of action. Instead of murdering the only lead we have on what appears to be an organized cult of ritual murders, we take the evidence of foul play to a power in the city we can be reasonably sure is not part of the murder-club and TALK our way through to success.It's never too late to resort to violence, but it [i]can[/i] be premature.
>>23883546Wait. There is more going on here than we thought!>I was sleeping in me own bed... Next thing I knew... It hurt.Something happened to the kid.>I hid from them, but they saw me. . They found him after it happened.>they were even scared. I screamed and the man threw a weird light at meWhatever was happening to the kid scared them enough to start throwing magic at it.[x]Go up stairs, wake the sleeping figure and get answers!
>>23883764Let's do something. Darkness is wasted every minute we're not crushing things.
>>23883788My theory is that he was turned into an undead monstrosity of some sort by another player in the game. The mage found him, shit, maybe we're on the same side, even. Mage blasts him, something happens, we have no scale of time, here..he ends up in the woods where we attack him for no reason other than being suspicious in the wrong place.Maybe the reason he has the book, is beacuse he stole it from this place as evidence, or to prevent them from finishing a ritual?Shit, maybe even this place is here to try and -reverse- the curse on the kid. Gotta know the spell to undo it, you dig?
Captcha: ajoiyo (1911)Interpretation: Captcha commands us to procure a 1911 to deliver our wrath the way God intended it - via .45 ACP.
>>23883788This may not be a sacrificial alter. It might be an autopsy table.We need more information. We know the Priest wasn't down here last night. We need to question the figure upstairs and get the Priest to look at some of these books so he can confirm or deny what the suspect says.
>>23883656If we have a caretaker, a guard is unnecessary. I'm not talking major renovations here. Just something that'll make the people even slightly more comfortable. A tiny bit of dusting will not have people screaming about devilry and witchcraft.>>23883695I'm aware, but there's no guarantee that they won't rebuild the burned church since they already went to the trouble of building a second church in the first place.>>23883546Righteous fury is nice and all, but we have to consider the repercussions. What if we accidentally the humans and do what we did with the one wolf?Creepy ritualistic child murderers are scary.Some unknown force that brutally mutilates creepy ritualistic child murderers in a room full of suspicious magic equipment and is probably running loose might be scarier.>>23883888>autopsy tableThat's certainly an interesting perspective.
>>23883888The bound child-spirit, creepy dagger and books make it seem a little less benign than simply an autopsy table, but I agree that there's more to it than initial appearances would indicate.
>>23883694I can't believe how retarded that is, I can't believe you actualy think hes a good guy. What the fuck is wrong with you.>evil books filled with diagrams and pictures of removing hearts and skelitons>went into the forest to meet something>claims to be able to steal souls>murdered child on an alter with its heart removed surounded by books that are just like the first and a knife made of bone driping black something, all in his basement.> GUYS ITS JUST A MISUNDERSTANDING, HES NOT THE BAD GUY, CMON GUYS ITS NOT HIS FAULT HES DOING IT FOR EVERYONE HES NOT EVIL I SWERE GUYS
>>23883888>autopsy tableIt's possible, I mean, if we've never seen such a thing before, of course we would assume it's some kind of dark magic altar.
>>23883940This. Seriously, what is wrong with you people?
Wow...So, anyone have an agreeable SOP for this?I'm seeing a lot of back and forth about the implications behind this along with ... hmmm.. Conspiracies.What'll it be guys?
>>23883959No, it seriously IS a dark magic alter. There's the pained spirit of a child next to its mutilated body. The question is, who's the real culprit.
>>23883940Meet something? You're making shit up.And actually, thinking about it with the autopsy table line of thought...think about it...strange languages, removing organs, pictures of skeletons..it could just be an anatomy book.We're not saying he's innocent, we're saying we don't have the whole story.
Just saying, the black dagger with bone handle sounds an awful lot like the anti-demon (or whatever) dagger pair that the Stranger had.
>>23883969just do something, we, /tg/, will never reach consensus
>>23883969Can you just flip a coin? This is obviously not going anywhere fast, otherwise.
>>23883983How much magic do -you- know? Maybe the kid died of the same plague that the troll was infected with, and this place is a lab to study it? Lets assume here, that the plague is magic. When something dies of the plague, it's spirit is bound. That would explain the confusion, and the effect on the others, and the response of OH SHIT KILL IT that the mage had.>>23883969SOP is interrogate. Get the story.
>>23884048GUISE...SRSLY, GUISE. WHAT IF WE'RE THE MONSTAR?
>>23883983>There's the pained spirit of a child next to its mutilated body.For all we know it's the trickster demon that possessed the kid. Now it's trying to make us kill the people that caught it.>>23883969We need answers. Questioning the figure upstairs would be a good start, but we need a way to confirm what he says.[x]Fetch the Priest. With any luck he might be able to tell us what this spirit really is.Tortured soul of an Innocent of a Monster trying to trick us?He may also be able to tell us about the magic and books. Then we can question the suspect upstairs and see if his answers match what the Priest said.
As I understand it, the situation as it stands is:>Keep items>Kill the Mayor (3)>Bring pastor (3)>Interrogate (5)>Start a fire (2)>Talk it out (1)Dunno about you, but looks like interrogating time to me.
>>23884006OH JESUS CHRIST HOLY SHIT THIS CANT BE REAL. Yes he did go to the forest to meet several more feral lifeforms that we could not identify because the troll was heading for the town, please read the thread before posting, and its obvioustly not a fucking autopsy table why would you think that, serioustly. AND WHAT SAYS AUTOPSY TABLE ABOUT ANY OF THIS.does any of you people actualy read the thread because this is fucking retarded you guys.
>>23884108*Bring Pastor bumped up to (4) from >>23884107
>>23884108>Bring pastor (3)>Interrogate (5)These can be combined. It's no good questioning anyone with no way to confirm or deny what they're saying.
>>23883969Mason, Mason please tell me that you see that everyone is being more autistic than a special needs school going to visit the wheelchare factory with the mental ward pacients from the local asylum and its not just me. tell me you see everyone being the bigest retard they can be and i not the only one who sees it.
>>23884096Well, we are a monster. That's kind of the point. We're the metaphorical "bigger fish". Don't simplify this, we can't bring about justice if we have no idea what's going on. Even if they -are- as evil as we think, what if they're just parts of a larger cult? >>23884110You're not reading any further than what is written, that's the issue. You're not thinking about it from any other angle other than "OP said so, must be true. Misdirection is a lie."Also..it looks like a lab. Alchemical crap, books full of information..it could easily be a research station for shit that can never see the light of day--the villagers would misunderstand, etc. It's why -we- hide, so whos to say that this village, and it's mages, are any different?Nobody is saying OBVIOUSLY THEY'RE INNOCENT, but we -are- saying we don't know whats going on. We're operating on flimsy evidence.
>>23884187 Bro, I chisel rock. Eat some damn bread.
>>23884177Sounds good to me.It'll get us out of this deadlock, at least.
I think one person said obviously they are innocent but the rest have said they are probably guilty but not 100% certain so investigate further.
>>23884110>several more feral lifeforms that we could not identifyWe did identify them. They were just wolves in the area.It's a safe bet he was meeting someone at his destination. I suspect he was there to buy that book. But because we never got to track him to his destination, we don't know anything about it for sure.
>>23884177why in christs name would we get the pastor in on this. what is he going to do anyway run screaming bloody murder to the guards thats what hes not going to be ok with any of this , hes going to freak the fuck out like a normal human being. fucking christ. what we need is an angry mob and everyone at this guys door and not reveal ourselves to the blood ritual pastor and tell him theres a dead child in the mayors basement.set the place on fire
>>23884177For sho it's what I was trying to suggest.
even if we wanted to interrogate, we cant interrogate effectively with our current abilities, we cant let ppl recognize our form remember? and we dont have mind reading capability yetim just sayin that revealing ourselves by interrogation is risky, we should either strike or remain in shadow and observe, we dont even know which side the pastor is on
>>23884260The pastor seems to be a very holy man, and a mage of some sort. I think he understands magic, dark and light. Especially once we talk to him. At the very least, we can pull the religious angle--"I am but a messenger, Pastor. I can take to direct action, only pass judgement" or some shit.
>>23884260>freak the fuck out like a normal human beingYou mean the blood mage priest? Are we thinking of the same person?
>>23884284We can easily interrogate someone. We're a demonically-voiced statue that hits like a brick. We're more than capable of konking someone over the head, and tying them to a chair, then asking questions.
Your mind churns with all of the implications of what could truly be at work here.,There is indeed a part of you that desires to smash, maim and destroy the person upstairs and the man from the wood. They were both here the prior night... Wait... the time.."Chi-" The ghost continues to scream as its form unravels into the same mutilation of the corpse. You turn to close the door to this room, yet you end up slamming it."Child!" You roar, with the voice of a demon.The apparition silences itself and looks upon you in terror, sobbing out a light wail."How long... How long have you been here?"The ghost seems to try to piece together your question."I... I don't know.. They... Haven't returned yet... I saw them once... I... I can't see the sun."You take one of the books and the dagger, slipping them in the belt that holds your knives of silver and iron.Opening the iron door, you turn to the child's soul and growl out a, "Remain silent... I will bring the pastor."The child sniffles and you depart, heading upstairs. You leave the cellar open and you sense that the life upstairs has awakened. You were just about to do that anyway.You feel the panic from the signature, and you slip into the shadows as you feel it coming close. A trapdoor opens in the ceiling and you see a woman, rather mature, heading down the ladder steps."Johan, have you returned? Why have you gone down there.. Have you found means to banish it?"She calls out into the cellar, and begins to head down the stone stairs...> Subdue the woman.> Kill the woman.> Seek out Pastor Clegane> Other
>>23884321>Other"Do not go down there. It is not safe."Then get the pastor.
>>23884321>Subdue the woman; seek out Pastor Clegane
>>23884341changing my vote to >>23884342Making sure she doesn't move is a better idea.
>>23884321Can we subdue her and interrogate her?
>>238843211) subdue woman2) get pastor
>>23884321just kill her
>[X] Completely ignore the woman.>[X] Seek out Pastor CleganeStealth. Unless we can subdue her without lethal force, quiet enough to NOT wake up the mayor, we should get the pastor before blowing our cover.
>>23884385After we fetch the pastor. He will facilitate the process, most likely.>>23884391and the grimdark fag has arrived.
>>23884321[x] Subdue the woman.>Have you found means to banish it?Well, she just earned herself a few points.Either the spirit is something dangerous they want rid of. Or, it is an innocent and they don't actually want to keep him bound and suffering.[x]Question her.Once we've done that we might still need to fetch the Priest. We'll know a bit more once we have some answers.
>>23884315then what? kill him? or release him and let him spread panic to the town? what about the possibility of him recognizing us as the freaking statue of their church? what if he has no information whatsoever?youre not thinking this through
>>23884399>you sense that the life upstairs has awakened. You were just about to do that anyway.You feel the panic from the signature, and you slip into the shadows as you feel it coming close. A trapdoor opens in the ceiling and you see a woman, rather mature, heading down the ladder steps.she is the only person in the house bro
>>23884416I wasn't under the impression that you had to stand right in front of someone in glaring light to interrogate them. Staying in the shadows and using our HORRIBLE OTHERWORLDLY VOICE to freak him the fuck out will likely do a lot more. If they're evil, we kill them. If they're on our side, why the fuck would they rat us out and destroy us?
>>23884399I don't see knocking her unconscious as being a problem as long as we're not in berserker battle mode. Just a light tap on the head should suffice.Have to be sure that she's actually out before we do leave, just so she doesn't try to run for help, clean up the evidence, follow us, or perform any other action that would otherwise be detrimental to our plan.
>>23884321[x] Subdue the woman.It seems Johan was was our buying that book as a means to banish the kid.She has no idea we already have the book. Ask her about this 'banishment' and what it involves.Then, we can show the book to the Priest and check her story.
>>23884432She obviously thought that we were someone else (presumably someone who would reasonably be in the house at this time), so though she's the only one in the house NOW, Johan might come back to find an unconcious woman in his basement before we get back with the preacher.
>>23884487We could just consume his soul, it would probably give us a bit more humanity.We can also conk her on the head tie her to a chair and interrogate from behind, conk her when we're done and put a knife in her hands to cut her bindings
>>23884399>quiet enough to NOT wake up the mayor,There is no one else in the house. We only detected one life-force sleeping in the building.Either she is the Mayoress.Johan is the Mayor.Or, the Mayor is just away.
>>23884529>We could just consume his soulLet's not eat the souls of innocents. (assuming he's not a trickster demon)
I dont understand you fucking people, when we had the mage face first in dirt with his hands forced to his nech nobody wanted to interogate him because he would know we were a gargoyle because of our unearthly voice and decided to fuck off with his book but now everyone jumps at the chance to subdue and interogate this woman and then go get the pastor. you fucking people
>>23884557>>23884529...The more I think about it..Maybe that's the horrible secret of gargoyles?>>23884571Because the rational people probably weren't in the thread at that time. I wasn't.
Consensus seems to lead toward interrogation.>Interrogate(Write in)>Only knock out. Seek Pastor.
>>23884600knocker her out, get the pastor.
>>23884528you were say we should subdue her if we could do it without waking up the mayor and so i said that she was the only person in the house so there was nobody to wake up. I dont know why you felt like that was even remotly relevent to what i said either
>>23884467it can work, but theres a risk, we are made of stone remember? even if we can somehow manage to incapacitate someone without injuring him and without him laying eyes on us, he could still touch usand we cant determine if someone's evil or untrustworthy just by questioning them
>Subdue woman; get pastor (4)>Subdue woman; interrogate (3)Almost an even divide.Still going with KO; retrieve pastor.
>>23884571>when we had the mage face first in dirt with his hands forced to his nech nobody wanted to interogate himBecause, without a way to check facts and confirm/deny his story, questioning him was pointless.We can do that now. We will get answers. If she is a monster, she will die. If she is not, we can manage that. She may even be a hero. Even if she isn't, she has secrets she does not want revealed.Also, at no point should we reveal any limitations in the day light.Some Gargoyles can move in the day. You've seen the skill-trees we have access to, experienced Gargoyles are NOT to be messed with.
>>23884600Interrogate : 1. Who are you?2. Did you murder or assist in the murder of the young boy downstairs?3. For what purposes was the boy murdered?
>>23884600Don't bother with speaking directly.K.O. and bind the woman, and lure the pastor there - benevolently.Watch his reaction. No need to expose ourselves to anyone.Then go from there - either appear and help, let them do their thing, or RIGHTEOUS SMITIN'!
>>23884600[x]Question her now before she has time to think up any cover stories.[x]K.O. and fetch Priest and book we stole.[x]Have Priest check bound soul, the books and the magic stuff to confirm/deny what she told us in questioning.
>>23884721When I get knocked out, the first think my unconscious mind does is think of cover stories.Dumbass.
How exactly does a solid marble beast with superhuman strength knock out someone while making sure to not kill them?Honestly what I want to do most right now is to hide and listen in on the conversation between her and johan when he returns. We got stealth, lets use it.
>>23884633Eh, easiest way to bring up quick reply is to click on a number, and that post was the one that had a (You) after it.Voting for Knock Out, Hide Body, Lure Pastor (have him investigate, watch)
>>23884793When you do something, do you use all of your strength?We can pull our punches.
>>23884793Really want to do this, but no way we're getting a majority at this point.
>>23884668how has that changed, if we were to interogate him now what was to stop him from saying "nigga u cray cray there aint no freeky deeky dead kiddies in dis here base-a-ment is just an emptay room man "what has stoped him from saying anything like that, nothing , nothing has changed. he could still lie through his teeth till they rot and the same goes for the girl so fuck you
>>23884681 >>23884681this. dont expose ourself. we are a moving statue that cant move during the day, our appearance isnt human, we dont have an exit plan incase ppl start freaking out and start smashing statues out of paranoiai mean, it isnt likely stone mason will go that route, but its what i would so if i were the GM and ppl start going gung ho revealing themself like superheroes
>>23884793Well, my fear is that if the ghost is somehow dangerous to humans, we're putting her in danger by allowing her to go down there.We can't kill her, and exposing ourself would be bad.
>>23884799so you didnt even read what you were replying to... i think you should stop posting now.
>>23884759Because you know exactly how long she'll be out and exactly how long it'll take to find the Priest and bring him back here.You didn't think that out very well did you.
>>23884868Didn't say that. I did modify my suggestions based on your words, though. It's why I changed my objection to knocking her out from 'noise' to 'someone might come in while we're proceeding to stage two and find an unconscious woman in their basement'.
>>23884831>he could still lie through his teethYes, but now we have a way to CHECK his answers.Which was my entire point!
You remain silent, waiting for the woman to pass by your shadowed form, grabbing her roughly by the sleeve of her gown and apply ample force to bring her down as she screams. You throw your cloak over her face to prevent her from seeing you and snuff out the offensive candle-light.Finally, as she begins to scream, you apply ample force to the back of her head, rattling her. and causing her body to go limp.You turn her over and touch her body to feel for breath. She's still alive.You find rope near one of the kegs in the cellar and bind her, leaving her as is to retieve the pastor.You would have liked to handle this on your own, however your lack of information proves to trouble you.You leave through the cellar doors and close them for the time being. Reaching out for those two familiar lives... You feel the suspect man... likely the mayor is still beyond the palisade.You detect that the pastor has stirred from his slumber within the burned church.You slip to an open alley and take wing, entering the burnt church silently through the hole that the werewolf had made.You enter to find that the church is in the middle of the ruined church, staring at the altar.He looks up to you at your place from the shadows."Two nights in a row, you have visited me demon. What brings you to my ruined pews?" The Pastor has a tired, exasperated tone towards you. He calls you a demon, yet he does not seem... upset?> Speak to the holy man from the dark.> Present yourself and speak to him.> Throw down the black dagger and the book.> Remain Silent.> Other.(For the sake of coherency, any option that can be combined will be. Choose all that are logical to you.)
>>23884913>[X] Throw down the black dagger and the book.>[X] Remain Silent.
>>23884913> Throw down the black dagger and the book."I need your assistance. Something strange is happening in the mayors house."
>>23884913Toss book and dagger, speak the location of the weird shit, ask him what he knows.Stay hidden though. No need to push things - he might not be entirely trustworthy.
>>23884910no we fucking dont, what are we going to do if he says hes a doctor in training ant the kid was already dead and he was getting some practice in, huh? how are we going to check that you flaming homosexual perverted liar.
>>23884913[x] Speak "Do you protect these people as I do?"[x] Throw down the black dagger and the book."You have knowledge of magic that I need in my investigation. If I am to guard my charges, I must seek the truth of matters.Follow me to the Mayors house."
>>23884913>>[X] Present yourself and speak to him.>>[X] Throw down the black dagger and the book.
Where did Castiel and all my other angel namefags go?Not saying you guys necessarily need to namefag, but I figured I'd see them again...
>>23885016>how are we going to check that you flaming homosexual perverted liar.Confirmed for troll. You will now be ignored.
>>23885034I'll name up for your quest, it's fun.>>23885050>>23885075elegan/tg/entlmen. Let's be reasonable. We're all aiming for success.Right now, we don't have the means to tell if someone is lying or not, so there's no sense in worrying about it. We just have to use our own heads as best we can until we can fix that problem.
>>23885034Probably missed the update announcement.
>>23885170There were a bunch of angel namefags in the first thread. Simply wondering if they're still around.
>>23885214It's a shame youre namefags couldn't be here, maybe I could be your namefag for tonight?
>>23885214you started the quest on weekend yes? its probable theyre only free on that day
ill name up aswell, been here since second night
>>23885265Or maybe they're here and simply don't want to trip?
Might as well throw in my two cents worth since I'd like to keep moving.[x]Throw down black dagger and book; remain silent. If the priest suspects you of trying to tempt him into devilry, speak something along the lines of "from the Mayor's home" and nothing else.>Throw down book/dagger; remain silent (2)>Throw down book/dagger; speak (3>Present self, speak, book/dagger
>>23884974seconding this"mayor basement. go there now"
You throw down the dagger and the book. They land with a respective clang and s thud.Pastor Clegane looks down to the items, and back up to you."What are these?" He approaches the items, picking up the book first and turning the pages."Necromancy..." He turns to face you once more, despite your dark shroud."What do you mean by this? What do you intend?"You remain silent for a moment longer before speaking," Do you defend these people as I do?""I... What?" Pastor Clegane closes his eyes for a moment. "I shed blood for these people.""Go to the mayor's home and enter the cellar."Clegane regards the knife in the dim light of his candle."Very well."He picks up the knife, and exits the church. You linger for a moment longer before following him from the rooftops.You feel that the other presence from the wood has since entered the town. The mage will be here in due time.> Intercept the mage.> Allow the Pastor to deal with this mess.> Wait by the entrance and ambush if things go south.> Depart, this is all you can do.> Other.
>>23885441[X] Intercept the mage.
>>23885441>[X] Wait by the entrance and ambush if things go south
We could at least TRY to get some answers out of him before trusting him with everything.And we should explain that we are not a demon and not evil.The key to both is in discussing the magic we saw him performed, magic that felt dark.
>>23885441Wow. Called this at necromancy from the moment he started firing withering bolts of light, but NOOOO, we have to play Sherlock and look under every friggin' leaf before taking action.[X] Wait by the entrance and ambush if things go south.Never split the party. If things go south, we help him. If things go well, we swoop in for the finishing blow and consume the mage.>> Wait by the entrance and ambush if things go south.
>>23885441[x] Intercept the mage.We can't just let him walk in on the situation. If he finds his home broken into and his wife tied up, he'll probably just shoot first and ask questions later.The Priest could die and we would learn nothing from him.
>>23885441I would follow the pastor himself while hidden. I want to be there to listen to the confrontation between the pastor and the mage.
>>23885441>> Wait by the entrance and ambush if things go south.We let the pastor do his thing--he clearly knows what he's doing.>>23885494Just shut the fuck up, for christs sake. murdering everybody who seems to be doing something sketchy will get us destroyed by the end of the first week.
>>23885441Wait by the entrance and ambush regardless of which direction things go in, that way we have 2 people to interogate, also tell the pastor that the unconcious girl is not to be trusted.
>>23885441Shadow the pastor, watch what happens - bad shit goes down, back him up hardcore.Get the drop on the mage when he gets close, but wait until it seems appropriate to use it.Protect the pastor first and foremost - he could turn out to be incredibly bro.
>>23885519He didn't say anything about murdering anyone.
>>23885557Voting down SAYING anything.She's in a laboratory full of presumed necromancy equipment, near a bound spirit, unconscious after a 'demon' threw him evidence of necromantic rituals.If he decides she's trustworthy, he's probably retarded.
>>23885519>Just shut the fuck up, for christs sake.Relax, bro. It's a quest game on /tg/. It was just joking around.
>>23885625Sorry. I'm just too sore after seeing so many quests with awesome potential going down the drain because a bunch of asshats show up who want to kill everything for no reason.
>>23885639No worries. I'm totally against harming priest bro (assuming he stays a bro) and mermaid girl, fyi.
>>23885609whats the harm in saying "Don't trust the girl" and leaving it at that? And you cant realy down vote someon elses vote you spaz, you can vote on something that isn't that vote but you can't unvote it.
You shadow the pastor closely, he seems to be acutely aware of your presence, glancing up at the rooftops you pass over now and then. He makes adequate haste for a human.You sense the mage coming close, yet at a fatigued walking pace.You loom atop the the roof a building within sight of the cellar as the pastor enters.You feel him stop at the woman, and head deeper into the cellar, where the spirit is.You hear nothing for some time, until the muted scream of the spirit rings out from the chamber.You feel the priest come back up, and something occurs where the woman is roused.You see the mage return, coming in through the cellar door.With initiative, you swoop down on the man from behind, grabbing him by his right arm, and his left shoulder forcing him down into the chamber, and restraining him with your might as he begins to flail to through that light at the Pastor,"No!" The man yells. Clegane regards you and the man that you have restrained."Johan... How could you." The Pastor throws a mighty backhand across your prisoner's face as he begins to speak. Johan spits blood,"You... You wouldn't help me... in all of your knowledge..." Clegane gives him another harsh backhand."The boy was one of Cedrik's sons."The Pastor grabs the mage by the throat with a powerful hand, causing the man to choke and gag. He turns to you and whispers," You may let him go."You comply, respecting the wishes of the holy man."Who.. what are you talking too?! What was..." Clegane turns Johan's head to see your shadowed form. only your face illuminated by the priest's candle."You have been apprehended by agents of God. You have killed a child. Do you have anything to say before you meet the creator?"Johan spits, and brings his hands up, summoning that withering light. You move to end him, however the priest only tightens his grip has the ghastly light permeates his flesh."H-how..""Blood magic... Is not necromancy. It is life."
>>23885709Alright, 'Expressing my disapproval with that particular course of action' then.I'm not downvoting your vote, I'm downvoting the suggestion that was appended to the end of your vote.Nothing is really WRONG with it, it's just unnecessary, and it makes it sound like we don't trust the preacher to not be completely retarded. No one likes being treated like they're stupid.
>>23885709why do we need to say it though? priest probably knows that the house belongs to the mayor, and who the mayors wife is.I say we use our ability to sense life to hide in the basement and watch the priest in action and then as soon as the mayor is near, we knock him out surprise style and add him to the people to be questioned. priest can pull an all nighter, yesterday was worship day afterall, he aint got nothin more pressing to do.
>>23885699this quest is abit different from the usual quest in that Stone Mason seems to be serious in running it longterm, he has a skill tree planned out and a wiki written, so it makes sense for us to be more careful instead of going shoot first question later like in the other questand i vote to observe and swoop in if things go south
>>23885814Welp.Let the Priest do his thing. Give the guy his last rites, then explode his blood, or whatever it is this obvious bad-ass is going to do.
>>23885814Is there meant to be a second post to continue that?
The Pastor increases the strength of his grip until Johan loses consciousness. Dropping him like a sack of potatoes.He turns to the woman. "You have said that you know nothing of this, Pearl Thatcher. I've heard the scream of the child. He could not keep such a thing from you."The woman struggles in her ropes, trying to stand, "No... No... I'm innocent. I... I..."The pastor closes his eyes and looks up.You realize that Pearl has not looked upon you.He speaks," Oh, agent of Heaven, guide me. Is this woman of evil heart?"It seems that he expects you to answer.> Condemn her.> Absolve her of her sins.> Remain silent.(You may write in if you choose to speak.
>[x] Condemn her.
>>23885888[x] "Does she claim ignorance of this?She lies, she was present at the childs death. She was in that room."
>>23885888We don't really have much knowledge on how in depth her participation was, but she was clearly aware of the dead child in her basement and did nothing about it.[x]Condemn her
>>23885888Ehhhh....She didn't seem genuinely evil earlier...Either absolve or silence, but don't condemn.
>>23885888>[O] Absolve her of her sins."She has been misled by her husband, told that the spirit was an evil specter here to torment the living, and that he was attempting to banish it and save lives. She holds no fault in this."
remain silent. we dont know anything about her, clegane likely can make better judgment from us
>>23885888"All evidence finds you guilty. Prove your innocence, or you will face the justice of the afterlife."
>>23885971>"She has been misled by her husband, told that the spirit was an evil specter here to torment the living, and that he was attempting to banish it and save lives. She holds no fault in this."Where the fuck did you get that?
>>23885888wisper "that is for you to decide pastor, I am but a humble servant of the people".
>>23885955This, the child already said that both were present merely lay out the information and let the priest choose proper punishment.
she did ask earlier about banishing the spirit, i think shes been misled by her husband, so i change my vote to absolve
>>23885991>"Have you found means to banish it?"Reading between the lines.
>>23885888After this is over, we need the Priest to give us some details.What the fuck were these people doing?We need to know what to watch out for in the future and how to recognise it.
>>23886045I dunno, seems like a lot of stretching. They could just be having trouble manipulating the boy's ghost; maybe they made a mistake in their magic.
say "bring her to the child and ask him is she was one of the two who were there"it lets us decide her fate and see if there is not another necromancer at large./ best course of action.
>>23886045All that means is they were looking for a way to banish it.Saying:>She has been misled by her husband, told that the spirit was an evil specter here to torment the living, and that he was attempting to banish it and save lives. She holds no fault in this."Is a HUGE fucking leap.
I am not sure, yet. The child's tale included a woman being present, but that she was vomiting. Perhaps she merely stumbled upon the sacrifice and was horrified by it. Perhaps she was a participant and merely disgusted by the gore she helped commit.But she did know of the spirit though, when I woke her up and she mistook me for johan and asked why I had gone down there and if I had found the means to banish "it".Also, if she is detained for a while, it wont be long until I would be able to look into her mind and say with certainty.
Either way, it's better to presume innocence and let a murderer stay alive a few days longer before being able to read her mind and determine her guilt than to presume guilt and find out later after carrying out the punishment that she was innocent.Changing vote to [X] Stay silent.
>>23886069this is a good idea, bring her before the child spirit and see where it goes from there
>>23886069just gonna point out that this is quick, easy, and provides the most information. dont want a third necromancer to surprise us.
>>23886152>let a murderer stay alive a few days longerThat's a problem.They're obviously causing problems, and she's enabling it - they had a ghost in their basement, for crying out loud. Why didn't she report it to someone, like, say, the priest? Why keep it to themselves? It reeks of foul play.In any case, they were disturbing the peace by bringing in who knows what kind of magical forces. What if they messed up and unleashed a ghoul on the town? As a guardian, we can't tolerate this kind of thing.
>>23886152Speaking and keeping her alive for questioning aren't exclusive.[x]Speak"Does she claim ignorance of this?She lies, she was present at the childs death. She was in that room."See what she says and let the Priest do his thing.If there is still any doubt.[x]Speak again"Keep them alive. Later, I will look into their minds and find the truth."
"Does she claim ignorance of this?She lies, she was present at the child's death. She was in that room."Pastor Clegane bows his head as your unearthly voice rings throughout the chamber.Pearl panics and begins blubbering," No... No... I.." You see the withering light come from her palms, and she frees herself from the ropes.Holding her hands forward, you see that she's ready to blast Clegane with it,"Stay... Stay away from me... We're... We're not doing anything wrong! We just want to live. . ."Clegane holds before him the tome that you had retrieved,"This, this book. details your misdeeds. Necromancy. Pursuing life through death."The Priest advances as you observe.Pearl throws that ghastly light at him and begins to sob out loud," Why, why, why isn't it working!?"Within range of the woman now, he puts her to the ground with the weight of the book and picks her up by her throat."It is working. Yet it is weak compared to the vitality I possess."You feel the priest's life force grow and expand. A great presence, yet something like the troll would certainly dwarf it..You speak up."Bring them before the child. Let them be condemned by the dead."Pearl gags from the grip of the pastor. He pushes her forward, and into the tunnel."You will see this child..."They disappear into the basement...> Follow them.> Remain where you are.> Leave, return to your church.Optional.> Kill Johan and take his soul.> Kill Pearl and take her soul.
Gotta see this through to the end.[ ]Follow them
>>23886232[x] Follow them.If evil is clear.[x] Kill Johan and take his soul.[x] Kill Pearl and take her soul.If there is doubt.[x]Speak again"Take them prisoner and keep them alive. Later, I will look into their minds and find the truth."How much time do we have anyway? If time is an issue, then cut this short and head for our perch.
>>23886232Take their souls.If the priest objects simply answer that "They wanted to live like monsters, so I shall allow them a monster's death."
>>23886329I actually support this.
>>23886329Perhaps change death to "afterlife" or "rest"?It can work as is too though but it seems like we could make it sounds better.
>>23886355Words:"Though they do not deserve the honor, I shall take care of their souls. Forevermore will their spirits be at rest."
>>23886424Now we sound fruity
>>23886424don't lie, "though they don't deserve it, I shall give their souls a chance to do some good."
>>23886329Another option:"Perhaps they shall find redemption in lending me the strength I need to defend those they would have sacrificed."
>>23886329>>23886329BRILLIANTWe need that exp, dontcha know.
So, we (most likely) confirmed the priest is on our side.And he is the ideal caretaker as I have detailed earlier...So how about we ditch the stoic silent guy shtick and talk to him?Specifically ask for his guidance, tell him everything we know and have seen. Explain you were crafted created from dark magics to protect humanity by "doing unto evil" but you are not evil, your instincts are to protect humans and consume monsters.But beyond those instincts you have a mind and a soul and would like his guidance.
>>23886443It's not lying. If we have eaten their souls, their spirits can't be bound by necromancers.>>23886468I'm fine with talking to the preist, but can we Not just start with 'crafted by dark magics'? How about just 'I'm a living gargoyle protector of this town, and I sit in front of the church'?
>>23886468No need to mention the dark magics involved in our crafting -For one it looks bad, and he doesn't really need to know, at least at this point.If it isn't an issue, don't bring it up and make one.
>>23886468Woah, let's not give him out life story.This seems like a good start for a working relationship. Let's just take it slow and build on it.I'd like to know him a bit better before we tell him to much about ourself.Mostly about the whole 'turning inanimate and helpless during the day' thing.He has definite potential as our caretaker but give it some time.
>>23886232I prefer to follow and interrogate them. Get to the bottom of what is going on. Thinking that we will try to banish the child in the end and not eat him. (I know it is no xp for us but fits our char)
>>23886586Absolutely about not eating the child.We didn't eat the mermaids nor the supernatural homeless woman sleeping in our church
>>23886617Yea, child can go on to the next life or whatever he got waiting.The necromancers gettin' nommed on.
With the unconscious Johan near you, and his obvious misdeeds, you lift the man up by his cloak. peering at him a moment, you see his eyes flicker open.As his face contorts with fear, you break his neck with a sickening crunch as you twist.With his death, you enfold your wings around your... prey and take in the man's soul.With the deed done, you ruthlessly drop the man's body upon his own cellar.Advancing into the stairwell, you hear the spectral scream of that ghost once more, only for it to die down after a few moments.Entering the room, you see that the Pastor continues to hold Pearl by the neck, staring at her in his anger."Indeed my child. This woman has taken your life..." Pearl cries and wails in his grip as he has shoved the women into the mutilated corpse that lies on the table."I... I...""Life is a precious thing. To take the life of others in pursuit of life. I cannot abide."Pearl starts to make odd sounds and Clegane throws her upon the ground in time for her to wretch again from the site of the child."Demon... You will take them, correct?""I am no demon.""Close enough for the purpose." "They wanted to live like monsters, so I shall allow them a monster's death.""So be it. I will think of... something for the town... Likely that they are both lost to the wood... Or... No... You'll hear it tomorrow if it should come to that. Go on. Take her," Clegane stares at the child's ghost that seems to be cowering in fear of your presence.. or perhaps Pearl's?Either way, it s time for your feast.You enscircle the wretching woman with your wings and she screams as you snap her neck, draining the life and soul out of her.You hear Clegane say something," ... Like a vulture..."Pulling back, you subdue the two souls that have entered the confines of your body.Feeling.... "fulfilled" in some way.Your eyes move to the trembling ghost."What will you do with him?" you ask, you voice calm.(cont.)
>>23886660>snap neckI'm loving this quest more and more.
"There is little that I can do. I may be the priest of this town... However... I know as better than anyone that there is no God.""Yet, you...""Preach? Indeed. I preach and answer what prayers that I can. With my own blood and power.."The Paster puts his fingers to his forehead,"I could indeed free him with the proper incantation. . . However, he is like to become a Fae, or be escorted by one if left on his own. . . Perhaps he'll become food for a demon?"The pastor, regards the child's ghost for a moment."What of those that died from the wolves?""The earth has claimed those souls. It is likely the best place for us all... All of us humans..." The Pastor stares at you with some manner of distaste or defiance.> Consume the Child's soul.> Leave.> Tell the Pastor of the book you stole.> (Other)
>>23886751>> Tell the Pastor of the book you stole.What book? The one we gave him already? I'm missing something here."Perhaps he'll become food for a demon?"I seem to be getting that he's offering the soul to us to eat.
>>23886751tell him of the book we stole (and our reasoning behind stealing it) and failing his ability to free the child with that, offer to find a decent fae to escort the kid. we have a mermaid and with a few exp spent we can see if the chick in our church is decent.should we ask the kid his name? it's kinda awkard refering to him as the kid.
Tell him of the book"Pastor, the lingering ghost was not a part of their plan, from what I overheard they intended to banish the spirit.Johan went out and acquired a book to do so, I did not get to see from where as I was sidetracked by a monster advancing on the villageHowever I did steal the book from him. It should contain the magics needed to help the child pass on properly."
>>23886751[x] Tell the Pastor of the book you stole."The man was returning with a book when I first encountered him. The woman spoke of him learning how to banish the child.I will give you the book. Perhaps it can help him."
Between Johan's soul and Pearl's soul, you will gain 2 exp. They didn't have enough knowledge or power to yield traits of any sort.Their knowledge of Necromancy was novice at best.
>>23886786>What book? The one we gave him already?We gave him a book from here. The one we stole in the woods is still stashed in our church.
>>23886828If we're talking XP already, I vote for getting Earth sense, then saving the remaining 1 XP for going down the Spirit Tree.
>>23886858Once the souls settle, you'll have 5 exp.
>>23886858We currently have 5XPYesterday, the consensus was to save it up and invest in Soul Syphon.Once we have that we'll get more XP per kill. We have nothing pressing at the moment. I still think Soul Syphon is a good investment.
>>23886876In that case I'd just like to drop the image from the most recent I can find 'thing that charts XP spending'.http://tgchan.org/kusaba/questdis/src/136419979629.png
>>23886858>>23886876We should save up for soul siphon at 6.I really don't want to eat the kid, but damn if this isn't the predicament.Let's ask the child what he would want."Do you wish to remain and hope that the father can free you before you fall victim to a demon or morph into a fae? Or would you prefer to help me protect this place. I shall not force you one way or the other."
>>23886917"You could stop this from happening to any more children."
>>23886858Soul Siphon is a must, especially if this is going long haul like everyone suspects. With only 1 exp to go, we definitely should save. Next time there's a bandit or some mundane crap, we're in the clear.
>>23886917BRILLIANTThat's two in a row Snapple.
>>23886751Let's do >>23886917Snap's on a roll tonight
>>23886917>>23886943Holy shit that's scumbaggy.Let's make it scummier. "I can set you free, take the pain away if you choose to help."
>>23886917No.That should be a last resort if we can't get him to pass on properly and can't make him turn into a friendly fae.If we were willing to eat everyone we would have eaten the family of mermaids and the homeless supernatural girl sleeping our church.
>>23886915That is the magic upgrade tree. The traits is a seperate tree (but uses the same XP).See: http://tgchan.org/kusaba/questdis/res/69289.html
>>23886917At least let the Priest look at the book first.Also, we should ask about turning into a Fae.How long does it take?Is it always a bad thing?Could the child be happy (and not murderous) as a Fae?
>>23886952>>23886917>>23886998No ThanksI say we just stick with >>23886824for now
>>23887012They weren't exactly in a constant state of necromantically induced torture with only a tenuous hope to improve.I'm not saying to attack him, I'm saying to offer him spiritual euthanasia, which also happens to benefits us.
>>23887012The difference is that HERE we have a PRIEST telling us that the best this child can hope for is oblivion as he sinks forever into the Earth. The Mermaid and girl are at least Alive.
"There... Was a book that I stole from Johan in the woods.""Stole?" The Pastor raises an eyebrow."He was suspicious and I required information. I could not discern the text. Pearl mistook me for him during my investigation. Referenced banishing. I will bring you the book." You begin to depart."Demon."You pause."Thank you." The Pastor bows."It is... My duty."You depart.- - - - - - - - - - -The night sky begins to lighten, yet you continue on with your flight. You bring the book from your church, only pausing to realize that the woman within is gone.The priest takes the book and thanks you, however something crosses your mind.Kneeling before the apparition, you ask it a question..."Do you wish to remain and hope that the father can free you before you fall victim to a demon or morph into a fae? Or would you prefer to help me protect this place? I shall not force you one way or the other. . ."The child looks to you, and then to Clegane."I... umm... ""You could stop this from happening to any more children."The Pastor remains silent, allowing your words with the child as he turns through the pages of the book."I can set you free, take the pain away if you choose to help.">roll 1d100 VS DC 65(Down from 80 due to dialogue) for success.
>>23887050>spiritual euthanasiaI'm not sure EATING HIS SOUL is that much of a mercy. It might be painless.... It might not.>>23887054we have a PRIEST telling us that the best this child can hope for is oblivion as he sinks forever into the EarthHe said souls return to the Earth. We aren't completely sure what he meant by that.Also, we don't know that he actually KNOWS what happens to souls.
>>23887099Pfffffffft. You ain't convincing nobody of shit
>>23887104>we have a PRIEST telling us that the best this child can hope for is oblivion as he sinks forever into the Earth>He said souls return to the Earth. We aren't completely sure what he meant by that.We should ASK, he also said he KNOWS that god isn't REAL.I think the ideal thing for the child would be to turn into a friendly happy fae who could return to his family without endangering them... the question is, do such fae exist?
can we retconn asking the kid this? I think the vast majority of us preffered to leave it as a last resort type deal. honestly bonus points witht the priest or gaining a fae ally are much more beneficial than a single (or even partial) exp point.
>>23887155>friendly happy fae>Friendly as an adjective describing any Fae everWhat kind of messed up stories have you been reading?
>>23887217Not when that one EXP point permanently allows us to gain more EXP points.It's not like one grey-area decision is going to make us evil for the rest of the game. I mean, if the child does help us here, we WILL end up protecting more people.
>>23887217It's been rolled.If you guys would rather not eat him, I can write it to fail.
>>23887246I thought that 3 did fail.I wish it hadn't though.
>>23887217>vast majorityI beg to differ.
>>23887258Best of 3 rolls.
>>23887246If he doesn't have a problem with it then just eat him. Soul siphon, yo.
>>23887246I'd rather not. Not now at least.If the priest can't do anything to help him and there's no way for the Fae thing to turn out well, we can come back to it.
>>23887246I want that 1 extra xp more than I want to go 100% moral high road. Please don't write it to fail.
a single vote for not eating him here (I have already voiced my opinion)at worst we have to absorb a single extra monster to not devour the soul of a child and possibly lose cool points with the priest or miss out on a chance to play mad scientist with fae making.
I honestly don't understand the rush to eat him.At least give the Priest a chance to read the book. That's the whole reason we got it for him.Also, we can take a minute to ask him about the Fae thing. Is that Bad End or could the kid be happy? (and not murderous)If those options are a bust /then/ we can mercy-eat him.
Feel like I've trolled, making you one sketchy exp point away from a nice ability... Not like I fully intended it... Huehuehue.
>>23887246I should like to clarify that I prefer only eating him if the priest says he can't do something right now. >>23887331huefordays
>>23887246The roll was to convince him, if we success on the roll he says "yes" but we don't have to immediately munch down.We could instead ask the priest to clarify what he said about the afterlife and whether friendly fae is a possibility.>>23887331We get several exp a night, we have been saving up for this ability for some time now. We can pass up this one and just get it tomorrow when we eat the next thing.
Rolled 78>>23887331the dice were rolled now swallow his soul
>>23887366You repeat your posts a lot. Is that a connection problem or just Derp?
>>23887391He's trying to consolidate his posts, but this board keeps showing the deleted stuff.
The child tentatively nods his head, "Oh... Ok. I'll... I'll help you."The Pastor peers over to you as he holds a spot open in the book."I will first free him from this place. Whatever happens to him after will not lay on my conscience. His murderers have received justice."The pastor holds his hand out and mutters a few words to the child. A flash of sheer white and the boy seems to feel all the better."The... the pain is gone... I'm free...""Priest... Clegane...""You've been listening, hmm creature? What is it?""What other parts of the afterlife are there? What happens when he joins the earth? What happens when he becomes face?""If he is left to suffer misery and envy of the living, he will likely come to despise them, becoming a fiendish sort of fae... The type that play malicious tricks, feed on the life of the living, and so forth. If taken to a faerie ring, or some other sort of fae magic, he is like to become a good fae and be able to live among them. It would be new life for him.Alternatively, he returns to the earth, and he's one day reborn." Clegane gets close to you, yet remains out of reach," I haven't the faintest idea what happens to souls after demons take them however... It has said they are lost. And it has been said that they return once the demon is slain... This is your victory, and this boy has agreed so I will not stop you. However, I do not agree that you should take him." Clegane speaks fiercly and with as much a whisper as he can offer.Do... You still take the boy's soul?> y> nAfter this, you must be returning to your perch. The sun is rising...
>>23887431Oh. It actually worked. Now we don't really have any justification for eating him.Let's try to get him to go good fae. Maybe the mermaid could help. She seemed decent enough.
>>23887431[x]No[x]Speak"Do you know of faerie ring? If you do, I will escort him tomorrow night.I must go. It would not do for the townsfolk to seem wander in the daylight."
>>23887431>[x]nAsk the priest if he knows any rings anywhere. Or ask the mermaid or the stranger next time he shows.If he goes bad then we can eat him.
>>23887431>or some other sort of fae magicMermaidmermaidmermaids
>>23887431[X] NWelp, that's settled. Let's get him to a fae ring tomorrow.
>>23887488If he doesn't know a faerie ring, we can ask them tomorrow. If we can find one on the surface.
>>23887431No to eating.Ask Clegane if he would retain his memories if he becomes a friendly fae,
"Will he... remember his family?""I only know so much of the fae. Though I have not heard many speak of their pasts. Some were human, some are born. They are mysterious creatures. Not entirely unlike you.... Or likewise, demons." The man spits."I will not take him. It is my duty to defend the people of... this town.""Hearthson.""What?""The town's name, this village's name is 'Hearthson.' It is named after the city of Hearth that exists in the civilization to the west.""Hearthson... I protect the people.. and I will protect the good fae of Hearthson. Fae.. The Fae.. is there... a Faerie Ring near?""Around here? Not that I'm aware. You may want to ask the fae that question. They move from night to night. No real pattern either. Just whatever fancies them."" Jack Shephard is like to gain help from Fae in the coming day or the following night. Worry not of him."The Pastor smiles somewhat. Or perhaps, he's just not scowling at you now. He begins to leave. "I have work to do. Deceiving people is something that I've been good at, it keeps them safe... perhaps you should do the same. . . We have the same goals after all."Jack smiles," Thank you Mr... umm, Angel! I'm going to go explore now, by!" It doesn't seem like he understood what all of that meant...You return to your church for the coming day. Stashing your equipment within the church and beneath floorboards, you set yourself above the church, spread your arms and welcome the light of the world onto the land...Night Three Ends.
>>23887691Sweet. Same time next thread?
Wed, same time. Got some shit to do tomorrow. If it happens to change, I'll post it on the tgchan discussion thread.
6pm Pacific 1800Server-time 2100(I think)
Aside, hot damn guys. No inherent waifus, no female MC... Discussing the implications behind character/monster motivations. . . Makes me feel like I'm doing something right.
We should totally be renamed with something to do with hearthguardian.
Just tossin' ideas, but anyone think giving the necromancer things to the stranger might net us some bit of buying power?
>>23887942I think it likely, but we still shouldn't do it.
>>23887854>not having Pastor Clegane as our waifuI'm kidding. Thank you for the enjoyable quest.