Wiki here:http://tgchan.org/wiki/Gargoyle_Quest#AngelPrior threads:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/23814785/http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Stone%20MasonDiscussion here:http://tgchan.org/kusaba/questdis/res/69289.html#69425You 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.Last night: You were informed of a recent development of the village by Pastor Clegane.He spoke to you of a shipment that had been delayed, inciting the fury of the town's resident noble, Victora Manse.As the day went on, you took notice of an unnatural snow in the mid of summer. Father Clegane had said that the village had not had snow during summer in any of his years, you suspect foul play.With the onset of night, you met the nightly guest of the church, the young witch by the name of Alice.Alice appeared nervous before you, having heard tales of your kind. However, you swore to her that she was under your protection as well. The noble guardian angel of Hearthson shelters all peaceful beings under its watch!With the night, a blizzard rolled in that impedes your path to the west.Channeling the primal knowledge of the Forest troll, you awaken to a command over the winds, overpowering the winds of the blizzard and even increasing your speed!In the western mountains, you sense human-like life... yet when you turn to seek it out... it vanishes... The blizzard rages on, and you are but one gargoyle, how will you ever solve this by dawn?
You find that it is most prudent to investigate the life-signs. You turn, finding that the closest among them are actually the ones to your rear, eastward as you remember it.You begin to walk though the thick snow, soon finding that you feel eyes upon you. Eyes that you yourself cannot yet see.The human-like life signatures disappear. You can no longer feel them, yet the awareness of you... that remains...Do you... continue?> Continue Eastward.> Turn and head up the path Westward.> (Other)
>>23932673>Copy/pasta postRepeat of last nights suggestion, I can't think of anything better.We can feel that the magic is much stronger here. Strong enough to overpower our own wind control.See if we can track it to its source.Cast Dominance and Gust. See how strong the resistance is.Move a few hundred meters and try again.Is the resistance stronger or weaker?Head in the direction you feel the magic is strongest.
>>23932710Have we tried simply calling out to and greeting whoever is generating the blizzard? Perhaps they are only doing this because we are an unknown, uninvited intruder?
>>23932673>>[x] Continue EastwardAlso, delete the previous thread, OP
>>23932756an unknown, uninvited intruder in our own village?This blizzards covering the entire area.
>>23932756They were casting the blizzard across half the countryside since long before we got here.
>>23932781>>23932806That's what I get for missing the past two threads.[X] Continue Eastward, then.
You proceed cautiously through the snow, heading towards the last trace of that human-like life, going east, from whence you came. You periodically attempt to control the winds, still finding that your magic is muddled and subverted by the oppressive craft of whatever's out there.Your body sinks heavily into the snow as you tread, the ripping winds making it difficult for you to fly.You hear another inhuman, howling shriek echo through the mountains. The source unidentifiable.As you continue, you pick up more traces however they disappear. You still feel like you are being watched, despite lacking the ability to see in these low visibility conditions..Just.. what is out there?You stick by the road, and you have yet to find any trace of the missing shipment heading towards the village.> Continue on eastward, you must find what's out here.> There are more pressing matters to attend, head westward to seek out the supplies.> Give up the search and continue east, returning to the village on a tailwind.> Wait in the snow.>(Other)Your casting of gust has shown that whatever is watching you is indeed nearby, you are close to the source.
>>23932961>> There are more pressing matters to attend, head westward to seek out the supplies.It's a distraction, clearly.
>>23932961Our path westward is slowed by the blizzard. Progress will be slow and on foot.Giving up and returning to town will not solve anything.>you are close to the source.[x]Expand our senses as far as they'll go. Search outward in a spiral pattern.Ignore the 'human-like' life signs that keep appearing from nowhere then vanishing. I suspect they are just a distraction to lure us away.
You stop for a moment, gathering your wits about you. The human-like signatures that appear just as quickly as they disappear... This is like to be a distraction, however that alludes to an intelligent creature. You draw your daggers of iron and silver, feeling quite wary of this... With your path impeded, you open up your senses, seeking out life that may be a little less human, and not quite as fleeting.You detect something that remains a constant and plow through the snow to seek it out. You will not be outdone by a creature of these mountains.As you pass beyond a tree, you see the outline of a human-like creature and pursue it as it flees. There is indeed foul-play here on this mountain. It plagues your town and you will see to an end of it!Gradually, as you chase the creature West now, you find that it has stopped. It turns to look at you, and you an make out a gaunt white body. Mostly humanoid in shape.. however its eyes... its eyes are yellow and pale, glowing like the moon when it is full. You sense many more of these creatures looking upon you, as many as ten, perhaps more that have not revealed themselves.You hear one from beyond shriek out into the night, and the one before you growls low. Low and angry. It grips a club in one of its hands composed of a stick with a stone at the end.What are these things, savages?
> Attack the monster, you will put an end to this.> Wait for the creature to strike first.> Use your cloak of shadows and seek to get the jump on this thing.> Retreat, there are too many to deal with on their home-ground.> (Other)
>>23933416[X] Use your cloak of shadows and seek to get the jump on this thing.Let's fuck them up and eat their souls.
>>23933447[X] Wait for the creature to strike first.Our mobility is down, and I doubt we could hide from those glowing eyes in the middle of a blizzard. Stay alert and keep one eye on our backside.
>>23933447>Use cloak of shadows and jump on it
>>23933416FUCKING WENDIGOS! >cloak of shadows
>>23933416These things don't seem like the type to throw around massive weather-control magic.I'm think they are minions or guard dogs.>[x] (Other)Wound a few of them then flee. Let them thing they've driven us off. Fly away for a hundred feet then sink into the shadows and vanish.Track them unseen. Even if the others continue to guard, the wounded should retreat back to their den.
Rolled 66, 58, 48 + 20 = 192Consensus is Cloak of shadow strike.Secondary is wounding and tracking (Flying is haphazard right now)Roll 1d100The enemy is aware.Wendigos have home advantage.Any additional attack methods input will be counted as a bonus towards your combat rolls.
Rolled 31>>23933728DICE FOR THE DICE GOD
Rolled 74>>23933728Send the darkness outward, instead of around ourself. The wendigos have a screen through the blizzard, we will have one of our own. Make it even.We can't go on the offensive, wait for one of them to approach and punish them for it. Play it as defensively as possible. Don't go for the wound, it will only make them desperate. Go for the kill.
Rolled 74>>23933728They have simple clubs and sticks. Let them close in and swarm us. Once most of the group is within striking range... RIP'N'TEAR.
Rolled 70>>23933728Get to someplace we can back ourselves against. Let's not get surrounded.
>>23933822>>23933790What's the chances of two consecutive 64s?
>>23933852Not sure, but the chances of 2 consecutive 74s must not be high.Just kidding.(1/100)x(1/100) = 1 in ten thousand chance
>>23933878Well yes, but he would have said "What are the chances of consecutive (insert number) here?" no matter what number was repeated. Making it 1/100. Or if he would only have done so for a number above 60 it would have been 4/1000.
>>23933822You only see one.You sense the other 9.>>23933790>>23933822Defensive fighting in the dark, bonus 10 to respective rolls.74/74 rolls win over Wendigio rolls. Identical roll crit...
>>23933919>Identical roll crit...
You wrap yourself in darkness, deciding to obscure the vision of the Wendigo, as they have done to you.As you do so, you hear one of them howl into the night and feel a sharp blow to the back of your head as one of the creatures has taken the initiative to strike you.The marble of your body fractures from the brutal blow, yet you seek out the creature's hollow life with one of your daggers, catching nothing as it leaps out of the way.You feel that it is prudent to try casting Gust to allow flight right now, and the spell calms the wild winds, as the creatures' horrible eyes pierce through your veil, One charging at your front.Your dagger finds flesh in the cut, stabbing it deeply into its emaciated stomach, the creature howls as the silver pierces its flesh, and it attempts to flail its club at you regardless.You cut into its arm with your second dagger and proceed to cut at its throat, putting the creature out of its hungry misery.You see more eyes piercing through your veil and a cacophony of angered howls ring together with such an explosion that you feel the fracture in your head vibrating even as you are healing.One of the angered creatures leaps from the snowblind and you direct the daggers into the creature's heart.A second monster falls and you look about, the rest seeming restless, yet they do not retreat.You had though to simply wound these creatures, however it does not seem that you will be able to get away with that...eight monsters remain, they have grown more cautious. Either they are as savage and animalistic as you have seen, or you only killed the stupid ones.You hear a far off roar, unlike any monster you've encountered yet. You sense the sudden spoke of wariness in the monsters before you, yet they remain before you, slowly surrounding you.> Break the line, strike through them and towards the west!> Increase the range of your cloak and continue to react to their attacks.
> The winds have returned to your aid, Fly towards the sound, it came from the far west.> Speak to the monsters. (Write in)> (Other)
>>23934163> The winds have returned to your aid, Fly towards the sound, it came from the far west.No reason to keep taking damage.
Rolled 66>>23934155>[X] Increase the range of your cloak and continue to react to their attacks.We're committed; I doubt we can escape in time to get away from the big nasty, and the other monsters are running in fear yet. Spread the darkness, fight back against their magic vision.
>>23934191*aren't running in fear yet
Rolled 73>>23934155>You hear a far off roar, unlike any monster you've encountered yetI suspect that's the source of our trouble. Keen an eye out for this new life-sign. We don't want it sneaking up on us while we're bogged down in Wendigos.Also, make note of the direction. Once we've cleared up here, we'll probably have to go that way.>[x] Increase the range of your cloak and continue to react to their attacks.Let's see how good their eyes are. Blind them with our darkness and go on he offensive.
Rolled 60>>23934163> The winds have returned to your aid, Fly towards the sound, it came from the far west.Oh, we can fly away now?[x]Death from above.Fall upon them one by one from the sky. Offer them no chance to strike back.Don't head strait for the other life-sign. Fighting the other thing while we still have Wendigos at our back could get messy.
We need a spell that can mask our life signs so we can't be sensed by other creatures.Clearly the wendigoes don't need to see us to attack us.
>>23934155>>23934163>[x] Increase the range of your cloak and continue to react to their attacks.Let's deal with these Wendigos before we go hunting down this newcomer. It might get awfully sticky awfully fast in this blizzard if we're not careful.
Consensus, increase the range of the cloak and continue the fight.In theory you could try to take them by the air, however they are very lithe, agile, and string creatures. They are not immobilized for dive-bombs like the troll.
Rolled 86, 66, 19 + 20 = 191Wendigo
Rolled 52>>23934541Death from the Shadows.
>>23934541Wendigo Home field advantage.No Gargoyle initiative under conditions.>>23934499That would be obfuscation.
>>23934589Maybe just a slight wounding from the Shadows then.
Rolled 86>>23934541How many rolls you need?
>>23934629You magnificent bastard!You just saved us from total failure.
Rolled 15>>23934541I think we're approaching this all wrong. We're made of marble. We're bright, shining white.Snow is also white. remove the cloak and take to the skies. Reposition and strike back.We'll be on equal ground with these bastards.
We must become as the storm. Swift and unrelenting in it's attack. Never stand still for longer than is absolutely necessary. Dodge and counterattack.
>>23934667It's the middle of the night and the moon and stars were blocked out by the blizzard.Everything is in darkness. The only colour anyone is seeing is black. Clearly they have some sort of supernatural senses like we do.
>>23934667This. Take off that stupid black cloak, too. It makes us stand out way too much.
>>23934788But if we lose it, it would fucking suck. It's tailor-made, and it'll help in literally any other situation.
You spread the influence of your shadows, increasing the range of the screen, yet it is to little avail as you sense the creatures organizing themselves about you. Three dart in from all around, pinpointing you despite your shroud.You manage to block the one of the creatures before you, even catching the flesh of its arm with one of your daggers. Your reaction to the ones that attacked from your undefended side is not quite as great however, their clubs come down, one to your wing, causing a critical fracture and the other sweeps your leg, causing you to fall with a hairline crack.You attempt to get up as the others descend upon you, their clubs raining down a hammer of blows, causing parts of your wings to fall off as you defend yourself, other blows sweeping into your arms and legs, further fractures and chips coming off that barely hold themselves on. The things hit hard with their clubs.With a sudden surge of anger, you roar with the rage of your demonic nature, giving the beasts pause and you take flight abruptly, forcing a powerful gust to knock them aside. Targetting two that have been blown together, you descend upon them with your knives cutting deep into their ghoulish flesh.You absorb the souls of the fallen four, and you feel the hungry beast awaken within you...The remaining monsters glare at you and slip away into the pitch black blizzard. They scatter in every direction, not one goes the same way as another... It will be impossible to get them all.4/10 slain.You hear the roar from the west call out again, louder and angrier than the last.It seems that there is indeed something big and bad in this mountains.. Something else that isn't you..> Seek out the source of the roar. (west)> Trail one of the Wendigos.> Head Eastward, to your village.> Head back to the road. (select direction after that)> (Other)EXP Time!As usual, the conversion of exp will take some time, along with trait.> EXP> Trait
>>23934933Wait..if when we take traits from souls, we become more like the monster we absorbed, does that mean that the terrible secret of gargoyles is that if we don't consume enough human souls, we'll become a monster ourself?
>>23934817[X] (Other)Take a moment to assess our damage. Our wings took some serious hits, we don't want to fly into the blizzard immediately. Hold out and focus on regeneration.
Also, Primal Magic has been posted in the discussion.http://tgchan.org/kusaba/questdis/res/69289.html
>>23934933>[x] Seek out the source of the roar. (west)Do not head directly for it. Make a B line and come from another direction. There's a good chance it was able to sense us. See if we can regain some element of surprise.>As usual, the conversion of exp will take some time, along with trait.Probably go got EXP but can we get a list of traits?
>>23934933Let's take a look at the traits. I'm certain no good will come of rolling that table but might as well see. Actions-wise, let's take a moment to regenerate some pieces of ourselves if we can and scout the west afterwards.
>>23935015>>>23934933>Burning Hands(2p): You summon the power of flame upon your hands, claws, or weapon(If weapon, will alter them as such) The flames are potent against creatures that find such heat intolerable or even lethal. This spell may also be trained to affect your entire body by expending 2 additional exp.We really need soul siphon......but burning hands would be ideal in this situation.
>>23935141Soul siphon is more useful though. We already set ourselves back by buying gust and domination (thanks, guys.)
Wendigo Traits.10 is player choice.1 Savage: You are closer to the nature of the demon, finding polite etiquette more difficult. Prone to displays of extreme violence.2-3 Hunger: You have an odd taste for human flesh, forcing you to will it down lest you find that you need to feed..4: Cold Aura: The air around your body is chilling, even in the midst of summer. It an unnatural sensation.5-6 Voice of the Wind: You have the ability to detect life on an increased scale. Regardless of visibility or even magical protection. The winds themselves betray the secrets of your enemy.7-8 Demonic Agility: You have the lithe grace of the wendigo on the prowl. You are stealthier and more agile despite your stone body. 9 Demon of Winter: You have the ability to wield the cold as though it is part of your form. Enhancing all of your attacks and your steel with the horrible bite of frost.
>>23935191Demon of Winter also allows augmentation of relevant Primal skills.On the aside, Wendigo are brutal creatures of demonic origin. Along with the troll, it has reduced the cost of all Brutality traits by 1 point. No further reductions are applicable.
>>2393519160% shot of getting something good.Think it's worth it?
>>23935191definitely go EXP, the low results would be a serious problem.
>>23935212Omit that second part. First tier brutality traits have been reduced, along with unholy Juggernaut. The rest remain as they are.
>>23935191Not as bad as some of the other monsters so far, but I'd rather play it safe.
>>239352254 isn't really that bad, and I think we can counteract 1-3 with later purchase of the discipline abilities. I say we go for it, the good abilities are worth the cons.
>>23935141Once the Wendigos digest, we'll have at least 7XP.Assuming this big thing is worth at least 2, we could have 9XP.If the Wendigos settle in time. We could buy Soul Syphon /before/ we kill this other thing and gain even more XP from it.Although, we may want to spend some of our XP for the fight. This thing seems like it could be a Boss level monster.If that turns out to be the case, we can spend 3XP now and should still have enough to get Soul Syphon tonight.
>>23935191Actually, most of those are fairly helpful with the exceptions of 1-3 and to a lesser degree 4. As awful as getting a taste for human flesh or goretastic murder would be, I say we take the risk and go for it.
>>23935252Here's an idea. We roll for the Wendigo traits. If we get something good, that will help our defense against the boss, and we can spend on soul siphon.If we get something bad, we can purchase burning hands to ensure our victory, and we'll still have soul siphon by the end of the night.
>>23935191Just take EXP.We can buy any positive traits later without the risk.
>>23935287If we get something bad we risk going crazy and eating a villager when we get back to town.
>>23935238But the good ones are a serious boon--Demonic agility, plus our shroud, plus our regeneration turns us into the fucking king of the shadows.Voice of the Wind would make our job a hell of a lot easier, too. Nothing can hide from us. >>23935252That's a good point...soul siphon lets us pick traits from high level monsters as well, doesn't it?
>>23935191That's worth rolling for - only 3/10 chance of something genuinely bad.
>>23935315But having soul siphon lets us get the exp to buy the traits we want later.Take the gamble for power now, or take the safe bet for power later?
>>23935287If we take the Wendigo traits then we can't save the EXP for Soul Syphon.If we get something bad it could permanently gimp us.Do you want to hunger for human flesh? That could fuck up our whole job as protector.
>>23935313It's changed slightly, it descreases the chances for a bad trait to be rolled. anything 4-10 becomes positive.
Oh thank god gargoyle quest
>>23935350>Do you want to hunger for human flesh? That could fuck up our whole job as protector.Not to mention making an enemy out of the priest.
>>23935191Take the xp, there are still 6 out there that we will probably see again.
Just so you guys know, there are 4 souls to work with.You can take just 1 for tait if you'd like.As a note, monster traits are inherently more expensive than their exp yield.For instance, Demon of Winter is 7 exp trait.
>>23935338>>23935308My point is that we may not be able to defeat this monster without an upgrade now. If we can get that through a roll, then I'd rather take the chance than spend exp on Burning Hands. Then we can spend it on Soul Siphon and get super-exp from the boss monster.>we eat one humanThe solution to this problem is to avoid humans for a little while; wait until sunrise then fly back to roost just as we're solidifying. Then immediately leave town again, at least until we can control ourselves. And really, Stone Mason said we'd get an urge, not that we couldn't control it.
>>23935315Or, we can just take the EXP and buy good traits without the risk.It's pointless taking the risk for no reason.
>>23935388Wait, what happens if we take more/less souls for traits? Higher/ower chance of something bad?
>>23935191I vote for roll.
>>23935413Same chance.It's 1 soul per roll.With that in mind, counting votes after this one >>23935428
>>23935388>As a note, monster traits are inherently more expensive than their exp yield.>For instance, Demon of Winter is 7 exp trait.This settles it for me. I vote 1 roll for the traits, ingest the other 3.This is a good chance at a high level ability with a smaller chance of getting something that isn't even that bad.
>>23935388Interesting. How much experience points do we have now and how much do we need for Soul Siphon? We might be able to grab Soul Siphon with the three experience from the other wendigos and then roll for traits with one soul with bettered chances.(Otherwise, voting for trait roll.)
I vote we take the xp. We've been lucky so far, it's bound to run out.
>>23935400>The solution to this problem is to avoid humans for a little while;Who says we have control over that? We go where the job takes us. If a monster is stalking the town at night, we stalk the town at night.Also, the hunger might not be something we can will away. It could be a permanent problem.Don't take the risk. Just take the EXP.
>>23935473You currently have 3 exp.These wendigos will yield.1 exp per.You will have enough for Soul Siphon.
>>23935519Soul Siphon first, then roll.Betters the odds right?That would be a wise decision if so.
>>23935496>It could be a permanent problem.I believe there are two levels of discipline we can purchase which increase our mental fortitude against exactly this problem.
>>23935473If we absorb these souls we will have 7XPSoul Syphon costs 6XP
>>23935519Please remind me OP, we can rid ourself of negative traits by spending EXP equal to there purchase cost, they're permanent, or I am completely off base here.
>>23935602The traits are permanent. Though there are some that can lessen their impact.
>>23935538>I believe there are two levels of discipline we can purchaseWithin the Brutality tree, yes. But we don't have them now and if people want to buy Soul Syphon, we may not be able to afford them for a few days.We could kill someone tomorrow night if we have to work in the town.
Counted 3 rolls.2 exp.Waiting another 5 mins.I apologize for the delay. Though I am aware that this is an important decision.
>>23935532Can't do that. We need to absorb them for EXP to get Soul Syphon. If we absorb them for EXP then we can't take a trait.
>>23935694Only takes one of them to grab a trait - the other three go to EXP, and that's enough to pay for Siphon.Boom - both can be done.
Roll traitTake EXPCan we get a tie-breaker?
Another vote for 1 for traits 3 for exp.
Rolled 6Rolling for 1 Wendigo Trait.
>>23935814Voice of the Wind Acquired.
>>23935829Perfect. Let's get Siphon if we haven't and baller on out to find that other thing we vaguely saw earlier.
>>23935829Nice. I'd have loved to get powers over cold but this is still a good help.
>>23935829That turned out well then.Can our enhanced senses tell us anything new about that big thing we're hunting?Also, anything new about the Wendigos?
>>23935829Nice.Purchase soul siphon.My action vote is still for[X] OtherFocus on healing up, we took some heavy blows and I don't want to risk cracked wings in the blizzard. Use our newfound senses to pinpoint the enemy.
>>23935875The souls need to 'digest'.We'll see if we can get it before the fight or wait 'till after.
>>23935814Well that went very well. Oh, I meant to ask if we at some point acquired the troll version of regeneration, would that stack with or replace our current regen ability?
With this lul in combat, you sort out the four new souls within your body, you have taken time to look over your damages, collecting and replacing your chips and fractures with your natural regeneration.You are still fairly cracked from the assault, however you could have turned out much worse had you not been so solid.You tap into the nature of one of the four souls, drawing upon its latent abilities as a demonic creature. You feel tinges of hunger, tinges of savagry, yet you push them to the back of your being.Soon, you feel the call of the wind whipping around you, everything becoming so much clearer. You can sense the Wendigo even as their life signatures vanish, the wind tells you their location.The roar echoes in the distance and you take wing to seek out this new threat, finding that opposing primal magic or not, you have mastery over your own wind.You seek out the source, and feel tremors pounding through the air from explosive flashes in the direction of the triumphant call.You've found one of the bigger fish in the mountains.The winds tell you that it is mighty, imposing, and nearly savage. You barely dodge an incoming fireball from your position in the sky, and another thunderous roar echoes through the mountains.Initiative is lost, it senses you somehow.> Dive down and strike the monster!> Land and wrap yourself in shadow, using trees to block those fireballs.> Retreat for now, this thing is like to be too dangerous.> (Other)
>>23935947It is available for purchase.It would replace the werewolf regeneration.It allows your body to regenerate even if the parts are missing.
>>23935957If this isn't endangering us or our charge right this second, we may want to retreat. I don't think we'll be able to fight it...
>>23935957[X] Dive down and strike the monster!We came all this way, we should at least give it a shot.> Land and wrap yourself in shadow, using trees to block those fireballs.>using trees to hide from fireDon't try to hide, that already failed with the Wendigos. This thing is bigger and badder. Also, could have sworn this thing was an ice monster.
>>23935957We need to know what we're fighting here. Make a recon run.We'll decide once we know what it is.
>>23935957Clearly it doesn't need sight to find us. Our shadows won't hide us.[x]Fly closer and scout. Keep moving and stay at a safe distance.We'll have more options if we know more.
>>23935957We should retreat and reevaluate. Let's not bite off more than we can chew while barely knowing what the thing is.
>>23936005>If this isn't endangering us or our charge right this second,A magic blizzard is falling on our town and cutting off trade through the mountains.It is an active threat. We need to do something about it.
>>23936064>>23936050>>23936031Good points, change my vote to scout first. Keep enough distance to avoid fireballs, use the wind to gather information.
Rolled 12, 20, 75 - 20 = 87Consensus seems to be reconnaissance.Roll 1d100 vs my roll to stay out of the fray.You have +20 due to Voice of the Winds and Gust.
Rolled 14>>23936132capcha: Ishoutit exact
Rolled 99>>23936132>>23936152>>23936159Ye gods.
>>23936229NOW he rolls a 99!?
>>23936229Jesus Christ that was almost horrifying
Hey op quick question. What would have happened if we rolled all four for traits and got a trait multiple times?
>>23936284Only 3 are positive.If a trait is already received it'll open up the chances for other traits... Unless it's negative. Negative traits will stack.
>>23936307>>23936229Please tell me you'll take best of four. Or five.
You dive down low, speeding your progress with a quickly cast tailwind.You spin out of the way of a fireball and see a few more explode in the dark.You detect the flickering lives of four Wendigo as they seem to be fighting with this other creature. You hear anouther thundering roar as it directs another fireball towards you, finding a tree in the way of the attack.You slip about the forest as lightly and nimbly as your body is capable.You detect that the creature is heavy, as though it's not made of flesh. The thought crosses your mind... You have gone some distance from your own town... Perhaps..In your thoughts, you suffer the blast of a nearby fireball, singing your robes, and getting knocked back into a nearby tree as another roar tears through the night. The intense flames that have been hurled around grant some light for sight.You only now notice that the wind around this monster is rather calm... in fact, it seems that a good portion of the Blizzard is absent from this area.The form of the monster you have approached is a shiny black, as the flames caomes off of its claws. Its eyes are burning red gems, and its form is betwixt that of beast and man with the wings of a demon.You have encountered another Gargoyle. The wendigos retreat from the beast and you see that it launches a hellish fireball from its claws before snapping out a claw that delivers a spark, causing another of them to convulse in pain, howling at the monster.It seems that it is not differentiating you from the Wendigo...> Attack the insane gargoyle, this needs to stop.> Retreat further back and wait for the carnage to end.> Join in the fight, attacking and reaping the Wendigos.> (Other)
>>23936315First three. In order of the enemy rolls from my post.Truth be told, with the modifier, you only lost the last roll.The enemy had a negative mod due to not being able to see you beside a hunch.
>>23936421Fight wendigo - he might be cool.Either way they need to go down.Keep an eye on the new guy though so we don't get blindsided.
>>23936421[X] Join in the fight, attacking and reaping the Wendigos.Demonstrate we are not after him and earn ourselves a point or two.Our friend seems a bit...demonic. We should watch ourselves.
>>23936421"Brother! Calm yourself! What are you doing?"
>>23936421Let's help fight off the wendigos, but keep a wide berth of the obsidian (?) gargoyle in case he doesn't take kindly to us.
>>23936477Gargoyles ARE normally demonic looking. Also didn't the troll have a trait tha granted a beast/humanoid form? Could be our friend here ate some trolls.
>>23936531It was Werewolf.
>>23936421Earlier, our senses told us this thing seemed mindless. Now that we are closer, has that changed?A rabid Gargoyle could be more dangerous than any monster.Also, it seems this is not the source of the blizzard. It is probably hunting the same thing we are.Stone Mason. If we got Shape Earth, could we use it directly against a Gargoyle?
Rolled 3, 82, 49 = 134Joining into the fray.Roll2d100Yes2d100Voice of the winds modifier vs Wendigo's homefield cancel each other out.Angel VS Wendigo.
Rolled 76, 67, 85 = 228Angel VS Unknown Gargoyle
Rolled 46, 13 = 59>>23936587
>>23936602Roll not counted.
Rolled 7, 9 = 16>>23936587
Rolled 39, 37 = 76>>23936587Wendigos
Rolled 18, 11 = 29>>23936599Gargoyle
Rolled 62, 89 = 151>>23936642Gargoyle.
Rolled 86, 62 = 148>>23936587
>>23936662The one time I roll good I roll too late.
You decide to enter the fray, slipping along through the winds in your shadowy form, you catch a pair of steadfast Wendigos by surprise that had actually done well in casting some kind of magic to nullify those harsh fireballs.Just as you begin to take their souls, you feel a fireball explode against your form, knocking you back and burning the front of your robe.Cracks run across your surface from the direct hit and you shake it off, standing up and preparing to yell at the offensive gargoyle for its mad behavior only to have a pair of Wendigo strike you from behind and use you as a shield for another incoming fireball.The heat passes over you and your robe has become nothing but cinders.The pyromaniac Gargoyle closes in, fires burning hot as it glares at you savagely with its ruby eyes, Sending two fireballs over your shoulders to do away with the Wendigos attempting to use you as a 'human' shield.The rest begin to flee into the snows.The temperature difference in hot and cold causes the cracks in your body to run deeper than you would have liked.The demonic, black Gargoyle snarls at you in an almost savage rage, its voice thick with demonic overtones," You.. You are in the way. Return to your own territory before I shatter your pathetic body, gravel."You see that the demon-like Gargoyle is not only composed of responsive- black obsidian, but it also wields a staff of what appears to be bone and charred wood.You notice in its flames that there are various fractures across its body... It seems that it hasn't come out unscathed from the Wendigos... or whatever else this night.> Say nothing, and flee.> Speak. (Write in)> Attack the mad Gargoyle!> (Other)
>>23936813He seems to be doing his job just as we are, even if he's a bit barmy. Let's just be on our way, I don't think we can take him and if we did we might be killing the protector of another town.
>>23936813Ok, so he's not mad, just fighting Wendigos.[X] (Other)Bow to him, and back off.[X] SpeakI'd like to discuss matters of territory with you, later.And then flee.
>>23936813"Nay, brother. Let me assist you in this - we obviously have a similar goal this night."If he is adamant, then we leave and let him deal with the wendigo and go deal with our other personal problems.
>>23936879Seconded. Let's just leave.Well, we need to ask him if he's the source of the blizzard, and if he is, if he could lift it.
>>23936813Great, this thing is boarder-line rabid.>[x] Say nothing, and flee.Fall back to the edge of sense range and the wild Gargoyle continue its hunt.We will watch from afar and judge the best time to swoop in.Also, will Shape Earth work directly on a Gargoyle?
>>23936896He's using Gust, or a similar power to keep the blizzard away from him. It's probably coming from the Wendigoes, winter-powers are thematically appropriate for them.
>>23936914The magic that animates other gargoyles would make them extremely resistant.And if you tried, it'd likely piss this one off greatly.
>>23936879>>23936892>>23936893I don't want to fight him right now but I don't think we should just leave either.Neither the Wendigos or the Gargoyle seem to be the source of the blizzard. He's already damaged, he may not have enough left for the Boss-Fight.I say we let him continue his hunt and jump in if needed.
>>23936813[X]Speak."This blizzard is unnatural, and I seek to destroy its source. If that is your goal as well, we should join forces. I will stay in the shadows, out of the way, and assist if you require it."
>>23936893I like this, but we need to play up the fact that we have a legitimate concern - the missing shipment of goods - for being here. If one caravan goes missing more will follow and the quicker we can resolve this mess and the one that brought us here, the faster we will be out of elder brother's hair facsimile.
>>23936952>It's probably coming from the WendigoesWe got a list of the Wendigos powers when we ate their souls.They don't have anything on this scale. Maybe if a large number of them were acting together? Maybe?Either their is a FUCKHUGE number of Wendigos creating this huge blizzard somewhere, or there is a Boss Monster about somewhere.
>>23937084Add this. He's sober enough to recognize that we aren't here to hurt him and stop attacking us. Make the subject about defending our charges to get him on board.
You have in mind to offer assistance for a moment, yet you feel that this Black Gargoyle would not take too well to that based on what he's said and how.You sheath your daggers on your belt and holsters, backing off some distance, you do have a couple questions," I will leave for now. Though I must know...""You waste my time." The Black Gargoyle launches a fireball at you as it continues on after the Wendigos.Use of your enhanced Gust allows you to divert the trajectory, despite increasing the size. The explosion occurs in the mountaniside behind you and the Black One turns after flicking yet another fireball at the scattering Wendigos.You call out," What is the source of this blizzard!""Gravel, are you so blind that you cannot see? These monsters are the cause, do not be fooled by their... hnng!" A lance of ice tears through the dark and his obsidian body is chipped by the weapon, the Black one elicits an angered howl," Their savage nature!" as he sets his claws aflame and whips another fireball in your direction, Diverted slightly, yet it explodes without contact, knocking you into the snow, your cracks reopening from previous regeneration.The Black One is felt through the snow and wind of the mountain...You feel that you had best let him be... But perhaps some time to recover may be prudent...> Take time, waiting for regeneration to take hold...> Return to the road, staying away from that other Gargoyle, and seeking the lost shipment.> Aid the Black Gargoyle in the destruction of the Wendigoes...> (Other)
>>23937179[X] Return to the road, staying away from that other Gargoyle, and seeking the lost shipment.Give him his space, let's not bother him any more, he's an ass but we don't really have any quarrel with him unless he fucks with our town.
>>23937179He's got this, and if the boss monster shows up and smashes him, well. We've got an easier boss fight.>[X] Return to the road, staying away from that other Gargoyle, and seeking the lost shipment.
>>23937179[X] Take time, waiting for regeneration to take hold...Obvious choice is obvious.If he wants to be a faggot and get himself killed, I say we let him.>inb4 people want to absorb him while he's weakenedI don't want to be possessed by a demonic curse.
>>23937179>[x] Return to the road, staying away from that other Gargoyle, and seeking the lost shipment.Fuck this shit. Let blacky throw his fireballs all he wants. We can go do something else.
>>23937179As enjoyable as it would be to smite the douchey black gargoyle for being an asshat, we shouldn't. Let's get back to the road and keep looking for what we came here for, the lost shipment.
Besides, we already KSed enough of his kills to get Soul Syphon, and THAT is all we really Need from this encounter.
This guy calling us gravel... It makes me want to dump xp into everything that can boost defense.And then buffed regen.Un-fuckin-breakable.
>>23937179>These monsters are the cause,Hmm, I guess their power over cold can do a lot if enough of them work together.>[x] Take time, waiting for regeneration to take hold...He is already damaged and still charging strait in. Considering how rabid and reckless he seems to be, he's probably going to get himself killed.>[x]Track him from a safe distance.Let him hunt the Wendigos and kill all he can. If/when her falls, we can swoop in and finish the job.If he doesn't fall, fine. We both go our own way.>the lost shipment.If the shipment is even in the mountains, it's stuck in the snow right now. We help them by stopping the blizzard.
>>23937276Snapple, running from a wendigo?
>>23937373And by the time we get back, What's His Face will have either solved the problem, or drawn the real one out of hiding with his showy fire-balls.Win win for leaving, either we can help immediately (slash immediately after the blizzard is solved), or we can help after the douchebag who refuses help gets his stones knocked off by a boss monster.
>>23937321Changing vote to what's suggested in >>23937373
>>23937255>If he wants to be a faggot and get himself killed, I say we let him.I'm all for that. My only concern is, him being a faggot will leave the job incomplete. If the blizzard continues, our town could die.Working together would have been the best option but, y'know, he's a faggot. That means it'll probably be up to us to finish the job.We need to track his progress from a safe distance so we know when to jump in and finish off the survivors.
>>23937466I'm 100% on board with that as long as we take a moment to regenerate first.
You take a moment to let yourself regenerate.. The most recent damages have left several cracks thoughout your body. You focus on the deep cracks within your wings first to ensure safe flight.You figure that you'll let the regeneration continue as you get out of this battlefield and back to the road.As you take flight, you feel the rest of the Wendigo souls settle within you, providing you with a total of 6 exp.You use your new found senses over the winds to find the road in short order.You sense the presence of a few humanoid lives to the west along with the presence of several large carts... It seems that you have finally been able to locate the shipment but...Something doesn't seem quite right... There are no animal signatures... and the humanoid signatures... Don't feel like they are entirely 'there.'You proceed closer to your original goal and see the ones at the site of the wreck are indeed human, or at least, they appear to be.You see the people ... numbering six, with weapons in their hands... two of them have maces, three have swords, and one has a greatsword...> Kill them all.> Back off and observe them.> Speak to them... Are they... still human?> You've located the shipment, return to the black Gargoyle.> (Other)
>>23937521First off, Spend those XP on Soul Syphon so we don't forget it before killing another Wedigo or something.Then...Well, I'd say either Back off and observe, or go back to the Gargoyle. It's not like they're going to die horribly before the Fire-Slinger does (theoretically).
>>23937521>[x] Back off and observe them>[x]Continue to track the black Gargoyle with our senses as far as we can.
>>23937587>Spend those XP on Soul Syphon
>>23937594>[x] Back off and observe them>[x]Continue to track the black Gargoyle with our senses as far as we can.>[x] Soul Siphon
You channel the knowledge into the dark part of you that feeds upon souls... You feel a keen emptiness that needs to be filled as you unlock the limiting magic within you and refine it further.You have gained Soul Siphon! 1 exp bonus per monster!Numbers 4-10 on trait rolls will be positive effects.You back off a bit from the people of the shipment, they seem fairly desolate and stand among the cold winds without moving..The whole scene is rather... Odd. They just keep staring at each other. Some take minor movements, primarily towards what you make out to be the dead, yet otherwise it seems that they are fine... as they are.You note the direction of these wagons and fly off to the north, keeping the black gargoyle at the frige of your senses. You soar near a peak. Seeing rapid explosions of fireballs now and again... Your... Rival? Seems to still be ticking strong...(Last post for the night. Getting tired early... Will post on the discuss when i'll host next. A bit preoccupied the next couple days abnd from now on, so this'll be a bit more spread out between sessions.Good news is that I'll have more time to work on the parts! I'll have the time for the next session up by Tomorrow evening. Errr...Friday Evening...)
>>23937731Thanks for the quest. It's fun.See you in a few days.
>>23937731Lurker here, I read everything, this quest is awesome. Really enjoying it, Stone Mason.
>>23937910I second this. I'm only awake for the last couple posts, but the quest manages to be awesome.Another thing I greatly enjoy are the suggestions by the way. Not once have those shallow, edgy dumb suggestions I abhor so much been dominant, waifus where never sought, even our interaction with Molly was in-character. All in all the Quest is well-made and the suggesters are of the rare reasonable breed. You even followed my suggestion of making a discussion page on tgchan, which no other quester has done so far. I hope you like having a dedicated space for discussion and even a wiki page.
>>23942247Yes, this quest is one of the few quests i REALLY enjoy.