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 began your night by taking to the sky and heading to Molly Smith's house. The air was peaceful and the town seemed largely at rest in comparison to other nights.However, you found that the child, Molly Smith, was out past the town's typical curfew for human children.You sensed her life briefly before it vanished, and detected the form sapping life from other sleeping villagers.Confronting the child, you find that something has taken over Molly's body. It regarded you as a friend up until your demands for it to state its intentions in Hearthson clearly showed that you were in no mood to play.Not intending to kill the child, you advanced upon it with only your bare, marble hands. After taking a hit, the creature cast a powerful spell of black flame upon you, immobilizing you, melting parts of you, and covering the monster's escape.With the child gone, too far for your senses to pick it up, you are left alone, and darkened.It is now your choice to pursue this creature blindly, inform others and seek answers, or give up the chase this night.Awaken Gargoyle, This night is Dark.
After regaining your ability to articulate, and with the "girl" fleeing, you open your wings, or rather what's left of them from that molten flame, and take flight.Molly's house is the Smith's house.. You will check the room of Molly Smith, and her father, perhaps it will yield a clue?Your body feels... in short terms aweful as you fly. The black fire that seeped in makes you feel... weaker than normal... and your body is still dyed black, yet slowly regaining faculty of its regeneration.In moderate time, you find your way to the town square and the Smith house.Time 10:45Peering through the windows, you check on Molly's room, to find that it remains empty.Nearby, you find that there's a fairly weak Life-force within the house. Finding a window to get a view, you find that it's Molly's Father, passed out over his Anvil, seemingly from falling asleep during his work into the night... However his life-force tells of a different story.With how weak it is, you determine that he suffered from that creature's "feeding."So, it either originated here, attacked Prior, or returned to feed.Whatever the likelihood, the monster is not here right now.You take another look into Molly's room, you could always enter the house and do some investigating, possibly pick out some weapons from the forge...> What will you do?
An Anon said last thread:>We already have weapons, no need to steal mundane ones. I say we talk to the pastor about this. His extreme life-force worked well against the last life-destroying enemy. However, he might just be an awesome and highly noticeable snack for her. Either way he should be informed, we can't really do anything else at the moment.>What I find interesting is that the creature didn't kill Mr. Smith. This implies she doesn't want to kill humans, be it out of some concern for them or because she wants to feed several times from the same individual. Either way she doesn't seem to have killed any humans nor pressed her advantage over us which should color our judgement of it.And another said:>Couldn't hurt to take a closer look at her father, might reveal something useful.>cloak then investigate her father, I bet he's going to be out for a while so there won't be too much to wory about but better safe than sorry.
>>24384962>>Couldn't hurt to take a closer look at her father, might reveal something useful.>>>cloak then investigate her father, I bet he's going to be out for a while so there won't be too much to wory about but better safe than sorry.Lets do this.Also, I think it may be possible to exorcise the creature out of Molly.
>>24385228He confused threads.
Some part of you, what you'd think would be your intuition, tells you that you should attempt entry through the front door.With a touch, you find that the molly-creature left it not only unlocked, but slightly open after its departure.Wrapping shadows around yourself to obscure your form, you enter the house. You hear a whisper within your own mind.'There... Was... A child... Here..'You creep over to the area that holds the forge, checking on the Smith that appears as though he's fallen asleep yet again at his own forge.You sense that his life is weak, and that there's little danger that he should be waking up.You examine his body from head to toe without a touch.You see no real marks of any sort. You can't make out anything else of note beneath the soot and grime of his clothes.If that monster did rob him of lifeforce, it didn't leave a mark in doing so... how... odd.The forge however seems to be neatly put out, despite the fact that he fell asleep on the job...> What area will you search?- The Forge.- Molly's Room.- Mr. Smith's Room.> Leave, carry on with other tasks this night.Current time: 10:55
>>24385311Oh fuck, just remembered that we found him "seemingly asleep" infront of his forge before when we last went to check on Molly. This might not be the first night this has happened but it is certainly the first that she has gotten so... hungry or bold as it were, unless I am completly mistaken and he was just working late and fell asleep and this is actualy just happening now.
You creep past the father and open the door to Molly's little room. Within, there's a bed of cotton instead of the more likely straw. Likely courtesy of Lady Manse due to Smith's good work.You light a candle with a small discharge of lightning and take a look around.At least the girl had been comfortable.Within, you find that there are a few storybooks upon a rather finely crafted bookshelf.There are five within the shelf, with one missing.Five of them are simple children's story, you find that upon her bed is the bible with every single last page ripped and torn out. A piece of charcoal left beside some of the pages, and a strange circle written upon the topmost page that depicts a circle with a star within.The other pages say things such as "No God", "The angel is silent", "WHY WON'T THE DREAMS STOP", and finally, "I miss Mommy."Upon the walls of her room are various childish scrawlings that show a woman spewing blood from her mouth, a crying child, and a beautiful smiling woman, unlike the first. This woman has a tail, and small horns on her head.You could not have seen all this without the light to show these marks.Something has gone wrong with this girl, or something has it out for her.What will you do?> Go to Lady Manse.> Go to Pastor Clegane.> Go to Alice.>Eavesdrop upon the Guards.> Head to the Western Mountains.> (Other)
> Go to Pastor Clegane.it sounds like we have a possessing demon of some sort. lets see if the Pastor can help cast her out. If not him then Alice.And if not Alice we'll use our favor with the Lady Manse.
>>24385631>>[x] Go to Pastor Clegane.>>[x] Go to Alice.Since they should be at the same place, let us inform them. Maybe she is possessed by a demon.
>>24385631check her dads room before we go incase we miss something important
11:15You turn your back to the room, and begin to leave, deciding that it would be best to speak with Pastor Clegane about this... Predicament. It is quite likely... No. More than likely that Molly has been possessed by some sort of Demon.As you leave the room, you come face to face with Mr. Smith, standing before you, staring past you with the barest hint of red to his eyes.Holding still, with your cloak of Shadows, the man returns to his forge, and resumes his work into the night, feeding it and lighting up the furnace once more to work hot metal.You slip out of the house without further interruption, feeling at ease after and put some distance between yourself and the house before you take flight to the burned church.Despite it being ruined by the fire, Pastor Clegane still sleeps there in his own chambers.Entering through the hole in the roof, you find the Pastor kneeling before the altar, into the night."Ah, my... friend.. What do you need this evening? You have something to tell me of this night?""Yes Father, I have encountered what I think to be a demon."Clegane rises and turns to you, his face twisting into something of a scowl," Who is it?""Molly, but... what do you mean by.. Who?"Clegane sighs and paces toward you," Demons have no bodies. No hold in this world... That is because Demons lie in the hearts of Men and Women. Demons are the ones that drive us to malice, depravity, violence. While there is no god, there are indeed demons in the heart of every man, woman, and child. They do not always step into this world through us.. There are those, like yourself... As far as I know, of Gargoyles, at your core, you are demons in one form or another.. Yet without a human to feed off of their despair. I carry on too much.. Molly... Molly... That is the Smith's child, yes?"You are silent for a moment as you take in all of what the Pastor has to say... Despite your urges... you've never... truly felt like a demon..
>>24385975"Yes, she is.I tried to catch it but it slipped away"
>>24385975"Yes, a creature that takes life from others into itself. I have confirmed that it has taken from a guard, and the father."
"Y-yes. Molly, the Smith's child."Father Clegane puts a hand over his face," It's uncommon that they claim a child.. Her grief must have let the monster in. What was it like? Did it give a name?""It gave no name. She appeared as herself, yellow eyes.. It was... feeding on human lifeforce. I attempted capture, however it escaped. Is there a way that we can help her?"Clegane begins walking out of the church, yet stops suddenly," If it doesn't want to be found, then it likely won't. We'll need to wait till it exposes itself or develops a pattern... I cannot say for sure what kind of demon it may be. Not all are exactly alike." Clegane rubs his hand against his head."This will be difficult, I'll need some time to think... Is there any more information you can offer?What do you think you can offer to tell?> Write in.Chasing the Molly-demon will likely prove futile for the rest of the night.> Visit Lady Manse.> Head to the Western Mountains.> Visit Genn.> Explore the Southern Wood.> Explore the Northern Wood.> (Other)
>>24386116>> Write in.Tell him about the writings and the drawings in her room. Also how hard it was to detect the demon.
>>24386116It spat black fire all over me. The fire actually melted me. It called the town it's territory; it seems to want a solitary hunting ground. It didn't know what I was and thought I was an ally before I attempted capture.
>>24386147her father also had a tinge of red-eye. I thought it might be from the draining of energy but it might be something else
>>24386147Oh right, tell him that the fire made us feel weaker too
>>24386116make sure to bring up the drawing of a woman with a tail and horns, the one spewing blood and the crying childalso that there was no "father" drawing with them if that is important
>>24386116when all this splanin is done we should go see genn, just because its been a whileIm on too you mason
>>24386316Yeah, lets. Maybe she can advise us with something.Also, how long till the merchant comes and do we have anything to offer?
>>24386332Greater Wendigo head.And he came in the Second night, so the Stranger will return in the eighth.
"There was more, Father."Clegane eyes you. "What else is there?""There were strange writings, and scrawlings within her room. Referring to a lack of God and Silent Angels. The monster mentioned that it had filled the hole in her heart made by her mother's passing.""Indeed troubling... I'll need to destroy those scrawlings, that could spell ill for Hearthson... Anything else?"With a nod, you continue," The scrawlings upon the wall seemed to show a crying child, a woman spewing blood, and another woman with horns and a tail."Pastor Clegane closes his eyes and looks down," Molly... Her mother passed from Consumption... A horrible illness... In her last days, she had spent her last days coughing up blood. Molly wouldn't leave her side. Often, the condition is contagious, however Molly never contracted it... Neither did her father. The other villagers have been wary of them since then. They had not often attend church with the rest of this town for this reason... They've only recently resumed normal attendance. I should have seen such signs coming... I've failed in part of my duty to these people..." Clegane Clenches his teeth hard as tears well up from his eyes... It seems he takes this kind of failure hard... There's a moment of time before he finally asks," Is... there... anything else?""Yes. It was.. hard for me to detect the demon.. I can sense life and pull knowledge from the wind... It seemed to be undetectable by the first... As for the second, this night's wind is far too gentle.""So... it can even elude your perceptions... That is indeed troubling... If it feeds upon life, likely, it can sense it just as well.""There is one more thing.. Well, two. There was no father with the child's scrawlings.""And?""And it cast a black fire upon me that... made me feel weak... and even melted parts of my form... My body is still fixing the damage... It was rather... extensive, yet mostly external. Just, in case it helps identify the demon."
"I'll need to look through my texts of demonology... If I can get an idea, we can determine its motive and find a way to remove it from the girl... It will be determined by her willingness to have it removed however...""I see..""I will look into this. Come to me tomorrow night. We will capture this monster and restore to it, her humanity."Time 11:30> Ask Pastor Clegane Questions.> Visit Lady Manse.> Visit Genn.> Head to the Western Mountains.> Explore the Southern Wood.> Explore the Northern Wood.> (Other)
>>24386525should we have told him about the red in the fathers eyes and that it was rather trancelike that he went right back to workno more questions for now, say goodbye and take off to go see genn
Still have no idea who Genn is.
GenevieveGoes by Genn. A mermaid that lives in the nearby lake's bottom with her mother, father, sister, and brother. At the moment considered to be non-threatening to the village.
>>24386661Oooooooohhhhhhh the mermaid.I kept thinking it was someone like Bronn from ASOIAF
>>24386605Yes, this too.>>24386661lets visit her after we tell that last bit
>>24386676Funny you should mention that. Pastor Clegane's name comes from Gregor Clegane. No implied evil, I just liked the name.
However, just imagine This guy in a priest's robes with more gray in his beard, and you've got Pastor Clegane.
>>24386706I thought it was funny when you first introduced him. I kept picturing him as this huge hulking monsterman preaching in robes. Funny images.
>>24386728You rightly should.
>>24386605Let's go do this first then maybe go see the mermaid
"There is one more thing that I have to tell you.""Say it..." Pastor Clegane shudders with fury," And then be gone." He regains some of his composure," After all, you have people to defend.."You back off into the faint moonlight filtering through the burned wood of the church's roof. Looking up a moment, you gauge your route for flight."I saw the Smith. Yet he did not see me. His eyes were red, and he went on about his work with a desolate stare. This.. may be a precursor of more to come."Pastor Clegane closes his eyes, calming himself down. "Thank you. I will look into this. Carry on with your duty, Gargoyle."You take flight from the church, riding up into the air.You circle for some time as I feel out the life forces in the area, checking gentle breezes. All seems fairly well.On your circlings, you notice that the lake once more has a gentle fog cover coming over it. It reminds you of the mermaid that you met upon your second night. You have not checked up on her in some time.The Time is 11:40Time to Lake is 20 minutes.DC of 501d100 +20 due to Primal Heart.Total Mana 20/20Gust cost, 2 mana.Effect, half flight-time.
Rolled 51>>24387051sure, lets use some mana
Rolled 56>>24387051Let's do this
50s, 50s everywhere
>>24387051whats with the sudden mana system?are all spells a constant cost or will cost change based on circumstance?how do we regain lost man? im asuming by resting or eating souls.now we gota wory about mana and time management
Quick question: when will be the next night that we meet the mysterious shopkeeper? I seem to remember him coming on (in-game) Thursdays but I'm not sure.
>>243872931 or 2 night from now if I remember right, but im prety sure we will notice when he shows up so theres no real need to keep track to much
>>24387293The eighth night.>>24387287Adding it in to make magic less Overpowered. Skills that are not in the Magic trees do not cost mana.Your pedestal is a mana collector and will recharge your reserves every night. Eating a soul will not necessarily garner a mana recharge, however they can be used for some spells.
>>24387369fair enough but now will every spell cost 2 mana (not likely) or will you have too update the magic tree with a mana cost.
Spells typically cost x2 of their exp cost.Certain predicamends may reduce the cost.Being within a Faerie ring halves the cost of Fae Magic. Being on desecrated grounds will halve the cost of demonic, and for Primal, nothing reduces the cost, however Primal requires a roll vs DC to wield the forces of nature effectively. There are traits, such as Primal Heart that improve upon the DC. Primal situationally decreases or increases cost based on material and environment.
You impart your will to the air around you, conjuring up a swift tailwind to expedite your flight.From the town center, you arrive at the middle of the lake within minutes.Time: 11:50You circle down low to the epicenter of the mist, feeling a few lives beneath the surface.You land atop a rock, momentarily considering how your senses might expand if you even had a sense over water. Playing with the idea for a moment, you observe a familiar red-head breaching the waters.The Mermaid, Genevieve smiles at you as she pulls herself atop a rock."Hello there. So, you've come to pay me a visit, hmm? Whatever could bring you here?"The woman smiles and giggles almost nervously.You take a good look at her.Nude from the waist up, her body is as chiseled perfection as your own might be if you were carved in the shape of a human woman. Her red hair drips wet, appearing as red as blood. The scales of her fish-tail are silver, with red upon the front and her sides.As for her eyes, they are a deep sea-blue, with her schlera holding an almost luminous white.Surely, if you were human, her beauty alone would enrapture you.> What have you come for?
>>24387541Well we just came up to check up on the mermaid and patrol for a bit. Haven't see her in a while and all that.Ask her if she saw or heard any news. It doesn't matter if it's good or bad. With the sheer amount of problems this town has with the supernatural it wouldn't surprise me if there was news. Just to keep our bases covered and all that jazz.
>>24387541"What am I doing here? Patrol and a little bit of business. I'll keep it short and sweet: Have you seen any unusual activity around here these past few days? Any...disturbances in the air or water?"
>>24387541Going to be honest I was expecting something to happen by itself by just showing up."How have you been, having any troubles... or causing any?"
>>24387541>What have you come for?What DID we come for?I guess we could ask her if things are well for her and her family.Ask her if she knows of any troublemakers around or of anyone else who might need our protection.We could also clarify to her our earlier "don't cause trouble" statement with an explanation of how we protect the people, the land, and that non-humans are also people in our eyes.>>24387441So, "fertile land" spell would create a zone in which you get a bonus to primal activation rolls?>IdeaSince those whose wills are broken do not assist us in maintaining control in inner world, what we need is basically volunteers. We can make a deal we make to be binding. In essence we could have beings "sell their soul" to us so to speak when the situation is appropriate (their tribe beset by demons whom we save them from). For the explicitly stated purpose of assisting us in mind battles against chained demons within us.To that extent, we should ask the wendigo lord HOW to make deals magically binding (he already stated that we could do so, but never explained how to do so).
>>24387541Ask her if she knows anything about demons and exorcism
"I am... Patrolling, the regular business... I came here however.. to speak with you."She relaxes rather quickly," Oh? Well then, what would you like to speak with me about?""Do you happen to know anything of demons... or exorcism?"Genn shakes her head, keeping her radiant, doe-like eyes upon you," I'm quite sorry, but.. I do not. While demons tend to attack us Fae, I know of very few that live within our waters...""I see... Well, have you witnessed any.. trouble? Creatures harassing you, or your family? I should have clarified, Your family is also under my protection so long as you cause no harm to others in my territory."Genn seems to appear a bit nervous, "I.. Well... Uhhh... I.. Haven't seen anything dangerous around the lakeside..." She inadvertently glances into the waters during her speech.You sense down into the blue and sense the few lives that are like to be her brothers and sisters. "Is... There a problem.""No. There's.." She forces a smile, tearing up a bit," There's not a problem.. at all.."It doesn't take intuition or genius to figure out that there's an issue here.> What will you do or say?If there is indeed something down there, it evades your sense of life.
>>24387972Quick update:Through the stone you sit upon, you can feel that there is likely something large resting upon the bottom of the lake. Though the vibrations are far too weak to discern its full size or shape.
>>24387972>> What will you do or say?It's okay, you can tell me... I think
>>24387723Yes, Fertile Land would give a bonus to Primal activation. An additional +20 to earth-based effects.
>>24387972"Genn, you not telling me makes it difficult for me to help or protect you.You can trust me, what is down there? What is the problem?"
>>24387972Point down and mouth "is something there?" Can we even mouth words?Try to look concerned as possible.
>>24388155>>24388199this all while continueing a normal conversation as if we suspect nothingwrite "whats in the water?" while saying "If there is anything I can help you or your family with let me know, but anyway what can you tell me about the fae in the lake besides your family if any at all?"
>>24388416>>24388416Sorry for accidentally deleting my post.It was something like "This but if we can't mouth off the words then write it in the dirt.Btw let's do what you said.
You point one of your fingers down into the water while moving your mouth to say,' something down there?' as you speak with your voice, saying," If there is anything I can do to help your family with, let me know. Otherwise, can you tell me about the Fae in the lake besides your family, if any at all?"Genn slowly nods as she speaks," There... There aren't really any other Fae in the lake besides us. Some may gather near the waters, yet... We... Are the only ones... that live in... the lake."You sense a change through the stone, Whatever's down there has moved... And the life-signs in the waters feel similar to your current... conversation partner... They seem... nervous as well.What will you do?> You do not feel you could handle such a monster, depart.> Send a bolt of lightning into the waters.> Call out the beast.> Dive down. (You do not draw breath.)> (Other)
>>24388640Can we lightning while underwater?
>>24388680Currently, the lightning originates from the clouds. You could cast it down from the sky while underwater.
>>24388640>Send a bolt of lightning into the waters.I serioustly hope nobody actualy considers this>>24388680literaly as i was typing it
i think we should help these mermaids out. Dive down and attack!(lightning in water is a bad idea when theres living things we want to preserve)
>>24388723Then howd we light the candle indoors?
>>24388770Minor control and small particles in the air.If you want a serious, damaging bolt, it has to originate from a cloud.
>>24388723>You light a candle with a small discharge of lightning and take a look aroundgetting mixed messages here mason, you wouldn't have made a mistake now would you?we gona keep talkin now. "Say, I would sure love too meet your family and get introduced, lets go pay em a visit" then dive in without waiting for an answerthis is a terrible and aweful plan that has not been thought through but fuck it lets go fight us a sea deamon even though we are garenteed major negatives underwater.FORD THE LAKE AND TAKE IT LIKE A CHAMP
We might be jumping to conclusions and end up killing an innocent.So, maybe more talking?"Look, lets cut to the chase. I can sense you, your family, and something else. I also sense your family is as nervous as you are... Are you hostages or protecting something you think I might harm?"
>>24388864it can no doubt hear what we are saying which is why she didnt imediately go "FUCKING HELP SEA DEAMON HAS MY FAMILY" they are no doubt hostages and any cries for help will most certainly result in a BAD END for her family.
>>24388848Sorry about the mix up.Compare bugzapper to natural lightning. However it has given me an idea for a "charged body" trait if you guys would like to go down the path of less situational control of lightning. . . Though it may require certain... "upgrades"
>>24388943If you mean hunting down Thor and eating him, then I'm down.
>>24388912You are right so lets do this>>24388848
>>24388971+1 for eating Thor
>>24388943well we are in no possission for any upgrades of any kind and are relativly starved as it were for exp but any additional options for later is fine by me
Guys, we obviously need to summon a lightning bolt from the heavens to smite the lake, Genn's family (fuck em), and whatever the huge submerged thing is. Our cooking career begins tonight.
>>24389047Sounds like snapple...So I'm seeing 2 for lightning strike, and 3 for diving in.If anyone has anything else to say, let's have it before Angel goes for a "swim."
>>24389091Actually, >>24388971 was me.>>24389047Wasn't.
>>24389091I would imagine it as more of a "sink" which raises the thought, can we even swim at all?
>>24389108>Snapple !uxWENDIG0g>WENDIG0Wut?Anyway, It's funny you should be here Snapple. If you are indeed THE Snapple.
>>24389142I imagine we can flap through the water. Dis gon' be good
>>24389091I wasn't serious about >>24389047. Despite how hilarious it would be, let's not commit electric genocide on a family of peaceful fish folk and whatever else lives in the lake. I would advise not trying to swim, however. We're made of marble. Marble sinks. Can we convince Genn to help us out in some fashion?
>>24389142Angel doesn't float, but with wings, it can crudely locomote.
>>24389154I am. New trip, brehHere's the old secure one I used before.
>>24389091Do not shoot lightning!
With confirmation of the threat beneath the water, your instincts get the better of you, screaming for conflict.Your marble face turns into a savage smile," Say, I would rather enjoy meeting your family and get introduced. Let's go pay them a visit, shall we?"You leap from the slippery rock, open your wings and dive into the water, slowing your sink with slow, powerful flaps. You manage to displace just enough water to slow your descent.In the deep, you see six ravenous heads of wolves the size of men, a ghastly woman seated atop the manes, and below there, an expansive mass of tentacles, numbering eight. Five of which are holding onto mermaids, that begin to scramble, trying to get free at the sight of you.The woman screams into the water, and the wolves snap, as the free tentacles move toward you, slipping through the water.You reach for your daggers, ready to stab a demon with their silver edges however... You find that they are missing. As you push water away, you feel around, looking for the daggers, nowhere to be found.Your belt must of burned off from the black flames... And if those flames could cause you to melt, it is just as likely it caused them to melt.Here you are, in the water and unarmed, what are you to do?> Strike straight for the woman among the maws and tentacles.> Evade the tentacles and attempt to free the merfolk.> Retreat, find a shore and head to land.> Summon a lightning bolt from underwater.> (Other)Remaining Mana 18/20Time 12:00
>>24389500Try to lure the thing up to the top an drop lightning on it
2 for lure to surface and then drop lightning.Anyone else?
Rolled 48, 27 - 10 = 65Challenge roll.Underwater combat. Gargoyle's max roll reduced to 1d60Sea Monster's preoccupied with mermaids. -10 to roll.
Rolled 16>>24390103Oh boy
Rolled 40>>24390103This ain't lookin good...
>>24390112>>24390147Just made the second one.DC check for Lightning. Cost is 6 mana. 18/20 remains.DC for lightning is 30 due to mist cover above the waters. 1d100 +20 due to Primal Heart.Every 20 above success increases potency.
Rolled 87 + 20>>24390216
Rolled 20 + 20>>24390216>droppin lightning like it's hot
Rolled 33 + 20>>24390216
Rolled 24>>24390216Still need more rolls?
Submerged, unarmed, and faced with this monster, you can think of no way to deal with it except to lure it to the surface and deliver onto it a mighty boilt of lightning, much like the same that you called upon to destroy the Greater Wendigo.Moving away the water with your slow and powerful flaps, you turn to the surface just as Genevieve drops in, looking to you, and then her family in a panic.In the moment that she distracts you, tentacles wrap around your body, pulling and constricting your form, dragging you down into the deep.Your strength fails you as the tentacles hold onto your wings, stopping up their ability to displace water.Soon enough, you are dragged to the bottom, and closer to the maw underneath the woman and the wolven heads.In the center of the twisting canopy of tentacles, you see a large crushing maw. filled with fanged teeth and a large beak.Your struggle is futile up until the maw closes around you. The might of the jaw crushing into your solid marble body after some difficulty, a few of the teeth breaking.You feel that this may just be it up until the beast jolts back from some kind of pain and you see that there's visible steam in the water, even for just a moment.Taking advantage of the beast's pain, you force yourself away from the jaws. and see in the murk of the water that the other mermaids have gotten free and their once beautiful forms have changed into fish-like monsters with maws full of needle-like fangs biting into the tentacles, eliciting snaps from the wolf-heads centered around the woman's figure.Ultimately, it seems that luring the beast to the surface is out of the question, given the mer...monsters' distraction.You could think of a way to attract its attention, or you could call down lightning and end all of these monsters on the spot.
Paragon or Renegade! > Call down lightning to destroy all of these monsters.> Figure on another way to distract it (Write in)> Leave the fight and return to the surface.> Other)
>Otherthe woman. while she is paying attention to the merfolk sneak up to her and club her over the head with stone fists.
>>24390753Try to sneak up on her and beat the shit out of her. If we get caught in the mouth again, though, we're dropping all of our mana into lightning and cooking everything in this lake.
>>24390870Good idea. Kill and eat the woman riding it!
>>24390753Screw that idea to killing them all. Might as well try to rally them to rush to the surface then kill this thing once and for all. Once at the surface scream SCATTER and drop the lightning hammer for the kill. Use Team work and mutual hatred of this the monster of the deep to kill this thing.
>>24390753We could go to the surface and tell Genn to have them all jump onto land for a second while we fuck the shit out of the lake with lightning.
>>24390986The mermaids ARE free at the moment and ARE a lot more at home here and CAN survive on the surface. So if we can communicate with them they could perhaps grab us and make a run to the surface. We can assure them that if we all exit the lake completely then we can kill this thing without harming them.
Attacking the woman at the center of the monstrosity.Seems it has three votes.Rally to the surface, ~2Any other swingers?
>>24391030Sounds good, but can we even talk under water? And can we talk in the middle of a fight without the enemies hearing what we say?>>24391073If talking is an option, rally to the surface. Otherwise attack the woman.
>>24391139Your voice isn't emitted in the conventional sense. You can speak underwater, however the enemy would indeed also be able to hear it.
sounds like sneak n bash has it then
Try to murdereat the woman, then regardless of success or failure just say to draw it to rally to the surface. (presumably the monster underneath her is not aware)
>>24391198That I can get behind. There is of course a risk of the other monsters being intelligent and able to understand us, but this plan is good enough regardless.
Rolled 37, 25, 44 - 30 = 76>>24391185>sneak n bashBest way to put it.Engaging Cloak of Shadow +20 to sneak with the already limited visibility.Underwater combat Max roll 1d60Sea Monster's distracted by attacking Mermaids. -30
>>24391198Alright as long as it speeds this up
>>24391338crit, even if she notices she just got her face bashed in
Rolled 45 + 20Well, we ARE supposed to roll 3 and its not averaged and we can't just skip rolls if we got a crit... so here goes.
hah, 1 off from 60
Rolled 36 + 20Our rolls v enemy:80 (crit) v 765 v -579 v 14
Monster gettin' pulped!
You Descend, wrapping the dark of the waters about you as you slip through the muck with carefully timed, powerful strokes.You dodge the tentacles that writhe about to restrain the savagely biting merfolk and make your way to the center of the beast, where the woman that seems to command the monster rests.You make one final push with your wings to dart in and bring a stone fist across the slippery flesh of the woman, putting as much force as you can muster into the back of her head.The woman goes limp for a moment, as does the rest of the monster.It takes you a moment to realize, however it seems that the woman is in truth, part of the savage beast below.With the disruption in its defense, you see the merfolk descend upon the woman, needle-like teeth open with viscous maws. They nearly reach until the woman snaps to awareness and the maws of the wolf-like heads open wide, snapping at the would-be attackers.Taking your own chance, as the sea monster still seems to be unaware of you. You bring both of your hands together around the back of the woman's neck and proceed to choke her, while the body, not necessarily gasping for breath, but feeling the pain as the bones in the woman's neck emit a creaking and crunching sound as you squeeze more tightly with your stone body. The beast continues to flail and writhe to no avail as you destroy the most likely for its brain.In short time, you feel a complete disconnection of the vertebrae in the woman and close your wings around the beast to consume its soul.The question is however... Do you WANT to consume it, knowing what you know...> Yes> No.The Merfolk gather around the now-limp body, their appearances remain unchanged. Ghastly-looking half-human fish creatures...You are unsure what to think of them regarding this new appearance and sudden willingness to attack based on a chance... What will you do?
> Appearances aren't everything. Let them live.> Destroy these monsters. Call lightning from the sky.> (Other)Time is now 12:15
> YesWe need the power for other monsters. It was luck that had our victory here.> Appearances aren't everything. Let them live.As long as they do not harm our charges we can let them be.
>>24391822>>Yes>> Appearances aren't everything. Let them live.
>>24391807[X] No.This thing is big, dangerous, and nasty, I'd just let it die.[X] Appearances aren't everything. Let them live.They fought to defend themselves and their home from this monster, that is not something we ought to hurt them for. They are still our charges.
Rolled 53 + 20Yes, consume it.Then we can break its will or negotiate with it.
>>24391924What happens when it wants the mer-folk dead?
then we break its will
I forgot to vote for:Appearances aren't everything. Let them live.Also, once again I reiterate that we should have the Wendigo Lord teach us HOW to make a magically binding contract (he stated we are capable of making one).That way we can cut deals with the less cooperative beings inside us.
You draw the soul of the monster into yourself, siphoning away everything that it has been.You feel something deep and long-lived, akin to the Troll, yet... different. You feel the waves of the water around you for a moment, and then a surging wave of violence and fear from the last throes of this monster's life.You feel the other entities within you already make moves to lock it down. It will likely be inconsolable with its death for a bit of time.Will you take this beast for a trait, or exp?Trait list:1: Bipolarity: At times, some random, others conspicuously critical, your personality flips. 2: Poisonous Waters: Water near you will unfailingly take on a taint that is toxic to the living. 3: Accursed Form: Your body permanently changes into an abomination. Magics may be used to alter the form, however with time, it will return to the altered form. Curses may be removed.4-5 Song of the Rain: You can take information from water. Extending your sight to whatever water may touch. +5 to Primal involving Water.6-7 Fury of the Sea: Capable of going into the frenzy of a sea monster. You take no penalty to aquatic combat and may act as a berserker within the water, gaining strength equivalent to and stacking with regular berserk8 -9 Siren Song: You may sing with the enchanting voice of the Scylla. Calming down mortals and putting them at ease. The song puts them into a trance and enables you to will them to do things according to your desires so long as nothing disrupts them.
>>24392444Trait. We can wing it!
i vote we try the traits... the negatives aren't that bad honestly and we can definately use siren song or song of the rain. And this would allow a good segue into the beserk line for the fury of the sea
Current EXP tree.
>>24392444How much xp is worth? I'm leaning towards xp
>>24392661That's classified. Always less than what a trait is worth.
We could use exp to buy song of rain later on..And at the moment we need exp to get the alternate form ability to communicate with the wolves.>>24392642Where did iron veins and silver veins come from?
>>24392642Yea lets just get xp then. How much we have now?
>>24392700Oh yeah the wolf thing. We should get on that after the Molly thing. Might as we take the exp for preparation.
Silver Veins: Silver runs through your body, tampering with the demon inside of you. As a result, you feel weakened and cannot fully express your strength, might, and ferocity as a demon. Berserk less potent, Demonic spells cost 2.5 times their exp cost to cast.Iron Veins: Your body has been enriched with Iron, hindering your ability in using the magic of the fae. The magic that gives you your sanity and reason suffers somewhat from this.Fae Spells cost 2.5 times their exp cost to cast.
>>24392760Would silver veins weaken the demons in our mind?
Song of the Rain is the cheapest at 6, so probably 5-4 xp from this thing.If we want beastform we're probably going to have to go hunting abroad again.
>>24392787Doesn't soul siphon give bonus xp though?
>>24392444Let's go for the XP, the only thing I really want from it is Song of the Rain, and we can purchase that. I don't want to risk those Bad Traits.
>>24392700Angel's daggers melted into its body. Frenzied regen incorporated the material into its body.That's why when the thing bit, it suffered backlash due to its demonic nature.
Rolled 86>>24392556>The traits aren't that bad1: At critical moments our personality flips. Completely destroys some attempts at negotiation etc2: We poison our own town. Everyone dies.3: You permanently become a monster. Can't stay in the town, can't hold your promise to the werewolf.Sure doesn't sound too bad........ Are you kidding me? EXP is were it's at
>>24392806Makes sense, I guess we're going to go FULL PRIMAL MAGIC up in this.
>>24392806thanks>Silver VeinsI like this>Iron VeinsNot a fan at all :(. Maybe we can magic it out later on.>>24392822>1: At critical moments our personality flips. Completely destroys some attempts at negotiation etcIts more then that... lets say we are trying to save a child... bam, bi polar, we kill the child instead and Ceri stops helping us.
>>24392836Fae is still pretty viable if you make a toadstool ring. to cast from. Would cut the cost in half, so it'd only be 1.25x as much mana. Rounded up.>>24392783And yes, the two pretty much leave you back in to same state. although with slightly lowered strength if you do berserk or get into the other two classes of magic.
>>24392931The daggers weren't very much silver. Would getting more melted into us improve demon suppression?
>>24392931>Fae is still pretty viable if you make a toadstool ring. to cast from. Would cut the cost in half, so it'd only be 1.25x as much mana. Rounded up.Yea, I was not at all worried about the cost of spells. Its the mind weakening that worries me. Although we might be able to compensate for it... and having the veins in us protects us against being physically grappled by some monsters (it saved us from being chomped by scylla).
>>24392970Yes, while further reducing brute strength.>>24392992The effect is more seen when the "veins" are exposed. So it'll be more potent between regenerations when the body is broken.
>>24393035>Yes, while further reducing brute strength.Sounds cool. We can just drop lightning on everything and if a demon so much as brushes against us he'll burst into flame.
>>24393076I'd rather not go too far with this. There are situations where we can't just throw lightning at stuff, like just moments ago.What I would like to gain is a way to change our compositions at will. Applying stone shaping to ourself to integrate silver when we want and to remove it when we need the extra strength.
You push down the Sea Monster, learning that it is called a "Scylla" as you finish absorbing the soul.The husk drifts down to the bottom of the lake.The merfolk swim around, you, staring at you with the eyes of monsters as they slowly, but surely re-assume the forms of beyond beautiful humans. Genevieve swims up to you, smiling widely. You hear her voice whispering into your mind," Thank.... you... Should... need... us... Call." The communication feels... as though it could be better.. like there's something blocking it.> What will you say in return?What will you do next?> Return to Hearthson.> Check out the Southern Wood.> Check out the Northern Wood.> Visit Lady Manse> Head to the Western Mountains.> (Other)
Exp is currently digesting...Scylla yields 4 exp.
> Check out the Southern Wood.> Check out the Northern Wood.bothif theres nothing to hunt find some dear to leave for the wolves. at the very least we can feed them.
>>24393199Answer with "Likewise.So, now that we can speak freely. Any other troublemakers around? Any other friendlies you can introduce me to?">What do>OtherMeditate and see the scyllia for either working out a deal or breaking will.
>>24393240Alpha said they won't eat it, suspecting poison.
Turning in for tonight.Will count >>24393240and >>24393254 as extra votes in the next session which will be Thorsday 4:00pm 1600 Pacific1900 Server time.
>>24393535Good night Stone Mason.See you next time.