Welcome ladies and gentlemen to another edition of Succubus Lord Quest! Where I completely forget the timezone I’m in... Last time on Succubus Lord Quest, we helped clean up after the two new Gemelli twins accidentally drained a person to death, then fell asleep like babies as their super senses made it difficult for them to sleep at night. We now continue where we left off!
CHARACTER SHEETS:Brooklyn (Current protagonist): https://docs.google.com/document/d/16x32JNNBRnUAk-PQNXcqMaVvtDMLsHRARj3kk4mrj1M/editMina: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wAOC8_7DCjRIiV2_Zzzfz0xu9_JHCGfti8dw0eZSS8E/editBrodin: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jIfmmTHbwrujeLZ9CkBeVoTEs6_uJPpo7CW5EKKTj_8/editAda: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19LG6d19luxQjAWNtKHiL2MMmTsUygdaHZ4WSd-9hid8/editSebastien: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DRNg7dimGiWmwD1dalLgw2H_8L_K930KL4Mr4mEk1x4/editErika:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JDLySqbJ1IgrLkXV7glI7ucP2U5dpYweaQErAZ_5nd0/editAlex: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pOxi73DRA-lwBG34RTtCdXA8-4QES5GDqCJfqzLZU3k/editAmanda: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-NpLAhW8YQxCQkRl_0CK-4NoafeV7PpJTH2QyqIbObs/editKatlin Nitorin (NEW!):https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CdfOZqAxwqNYEciu1a0RibM5-A_wXTxGi4hbWttZuew/editStacy Nitroin (NEW!): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rbTk3EQ4H5hKogPMKJANHYpZ51dc7AshJ-zBP_Z7ZLI/editOLD GAMES:Thread 2 (Contains link to thread 1 in first few posts): http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/22034277/Thread 3: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/22094978/Thread 6: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/22181221/Thread 21: http://www.mediafire.com/?p6pwskaau8px2vc (The achiever messed up, so here's the entire thread I saved in complete form)Magic List:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hTt8OQDQjmUSnLaEZtF7v_NoembWKHQmx3ZGHuCLQAs/editRest here: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Succbus%20Lord%20QuestIf you enjoy, then please vote!Chat: #SuccubiDemonLordCYOA in irc.rizon.netTwitter: Sandact6Tell me if I forgot anything on the sheets (Haven't got the twins done yet, sorry!). And if you have good Succubi pictures, post them please!
“Good morning Lady Brooklyn.” Linda says entering your room with your breakfast. “Good morning Linda...” You say. You’re already awake, been reading some things about earth magic and geomancy since Stacy apparently has Earth control. “Hm... I wonder why Langy never turned this place into a Keep.” “...I’m not actually sure milady. The Langy family certainly had the time and should’ve had the resources to do.” Linda replies by laying down your food next to you.“Hm... Curious indeed...” you say as you put a bookmark in your book and turn to your breakfast.“Do you have any plans for today milady?” Linda asks you.“Hm...” you think to yourself as you sip your morning coffee. You certainly have some free time available to you now. Seeing how the twins are doing today is one possibility, or maybe some training on your own accord could be useful too. ...You’ve yet to also tell Ada what your ‘official’ capabilities as the Royal Mage are. Or at least the abilities you want the court to know.“M-Milady! Your tea!” Linda cries out. “Hm?” you ask before you feel it. You look down just in time to feel a stinging sensation between your breasts. While lose in throught you accidently poured some tea down in between your breasts. The hot liquid isn’t nearly as hot it would normally be thanks to your water control, but it does make a small stinging sensation. “Oh crap!” you say quickly grabbing a hankerchief and stuffing it down in between your breasts. Not to self, pay attention when drinking tea. (Note: It is Sunday)
In case you're wondering, yes, lots of downtime and a relatively free slate for Brooklyn.I... Don't know if I made it clear when I typed that...
>>25938596We're already here and drinking tea with Linda. So ask how her reading has gone, if she has any academic questions to ask, that sort of thing.After that we can look into doing other stuff. Checking on the twins, making sure they're well fed.Tasking our minions with dealing with bandits and bringing them to the Queens possibly, it'd mean we wouldn't have to deal with it and let us get Amanda's transformation paid for.
>>25938596Do moderate shapeshifting to show that the area where the tea spilled is at least irritated if not burned. Most likely we should practice Light control, practice performing, and see what Mina might be doing.
>>25938793We have allies, not minions. I think we should at least consider using perform for the Aether required, I think it'll provide similar gains (we have pretty high perform, Okarians apparently have it as a clan Perk) without generating notice.
>>25938938Allies, minions, whatever. It's a lot easier to send out the Warlord, Rogue, and Mage out to herd Bandits to the Queens than it is to do it ourself. They can handle it, if they need backup SeaBass can go with them.
>>25938938Actually, I think Linda and the Adventurers count as minions (or hired minions at least). I agree the rest are allies though.
>>25939065>>25939080Not really sure weither we should be obvious about this. We already tampered with their memories to hide the fact of who we are, no need to do it more.Not sure how much we can get from Perform, talked with Sandact about it in IRC and he said that short-term, Perform would generate less, but long-term, Perform was the winner (because Bandits obviously take a lot more time to regenerate).Secondly, keeping quiet might be a good idea with the Pride Demon inspectors coming.
>>25939135I agree on using Perform for our own Aether, the problem with using it to feed the Queens is that we need to fill up on Perform, head to the Queens, drop all of the Aether we can off, and rinse and repeat. We can't store enough to make a big dent currently so if we want to get enough for a transformation the most practical way is to throw a pile of bandits at them.
>>25939135Oh I wasn't suggesting we overtly use them as minions. It's better for us if they can't be directly connected to us anyway. I just wanted to point out that when you say "allies" I don't think of them. Ever. Might be lack of screen time. Might be their seeming lack of an independent agenda. Either way I think we all agree that they work, at the moment, exclusively for us.We should really give them something useful to do before they decide to branch out on their own.
>>25939135I think I'll make a little correction to what I said. Sucking humans until they're nearly exhausted by direct draining could work wonders (Indeed this is how Mina often feeds), but if you don't want to make out with anyone then perform works great as well.By "bandits regenerate", I thought it meant, "Suck out all aether."
[1/2] You shapeshift yourself to have some irritated tissue where you split your tea, but even then it is only a fraction of the irritation you feel on the inside for spelling good tea. “Are you alright milady!?” Linda asks rushing over to you. “Yes... Yes I’m fine but probably in some need of some new clothing...” you say giving a small stretch in the front to try and look down below. “I’ll get you some fresh clothes right away milady!” Linda replies heading over to your clothes dresser. “Thank you Linda. I think I’ll change before finishing breakfast as well.” you say as you head over to behind the changing curtain and begin to disrobe. “So Linda, did you read the assigned things I gave you?” “Not as much as I’d like to. Apologies milady. However I did read up some details on geomatic engineering. I finished the basic history of it last night and only the beginning of it’s mechanics.” Linda says. “Good choice. Geoengineering is one of the only things mortals can usually learn about getting into trouble or without too many strings attached.” you reply as you put your dirty clothing over the changing curtain. “I’m more amazed that Earth didn’t have Geo Engineering back in the Old World.” Linda replies as she puts fresh clothing over the top of the curtain.
>>25939252Could we just use illusions to terrify the bandits and feed off their fears? Or would we be spending more aether than we'd end up collecting?
[2/2] “It technically did, but it was regarded as superstition and did not have any serious research at all. Old World had things such as Cold Fusion Generators which solved their power problem. It allowed them to be a bit more mobile than the Demonic forces who tried to invade.” you reply to Linda. “Yes, but a base that provides power and facilities as part of the base structure is surely worth it yes?” Linda asks. “Considering the Aether buildup that could result in the laylines if the Keep is improperly treated... Well it could be bad.” you reply to Linda as you step out behind the curtain in new clothing. “Let’s just say both methods had pros and cons. I’m glad you did manage to read up on some material.” “Your praise is wonderful milady.” Linda says with a small blush as she puts your dirty clothing into a basket. (What now?)
>>25939385You could also do that yes.
((Just as a note, archive your quest now. That troll that goes around misarchiving people's quests is running around again, he got Monsterhearts Quest and Ghost Quest.))
>>25939393"No need to be quite so formal, we don't have company over and I'm not exactly used to being called milady. Just keep up on your reading when you have time and if you run across something you need help with feel free to ask me questions."Could you remind us exactly how much Alex, Troy, and Uilodsir know about the Queens? I'm trying to think of if it'd be a good idea to ask them to go out and run some errands for us bringing them snacks, by which I mean live bandits.
>>25939534Their memories are wiped regarding the Queens, so they know nothing about them at all.
>>25939692Okay, so sending them into the Shrine with a pile of bandits seems like a bad plan. What is Ada's current plan to deal with the Pally and Cleric and how is it going?We should probably visit her, fill her in on our current situation, and sort out how magical we're telling everyone we are.
>>25939747She's finalizing some of it. The only thing you'd need to do is just curse some weapons and you should be done with it afterwards.Cleric is already dead though. He died when you rescued Erika
>>25939820Gotcha, forgot that bit. We can curse some weapons whenever she needs it done.Also, Ada is also a Succubus born and raised like Mina, she might have some advice on the Twin front, and we should keep her informed of what we've been up to.Besides, we haven't seen her for a bit.So I'm still in favor of dropping by and saying hi.
Lets just get all the bandits over to the shrine. This time kill the women and children since they are going to die anyways.
>>25940004We do this and the Norns show up, which would mean more disposable mana batteries but Ft. Hope would have to deal with strong, well organized (maybe some enligghtened) raiders. I'd rather strength our automated defenses (the mercenaries) before going down that path.
>>25939854So consensus seems to be meeting up with Ada?
>>25940164But we need to grab then to turn the last two people into minions>>25940202I'd rather not honestly
>>25940202No. I think we should find a private workspace if we don't trust our tower and get some of the weapon cursing done, have a snack then meet the twins for lesson time. Unless we need to tell Ada about our deal to keep the twins here to establish new contracts for their father in his absence, in that case go see her and let her know what's up.
>>25940299Well the weapons don't need to be cursed right *now*. She'll tell you when she needs them cursed.
>>25940202Let's just do our obligations fist. That includes weapon cursing.
>>25940202lets just deal with the bandits first. One thing to tick off our list.
>>25940516As much as I want to curse the sword, I'd rather not have incriminating evidence exist longer than necessary. So I'm seconding dealing with one of the remaining bandit groups. Turn it into a training exercise for the twins if they're ready. Plan to transform Amanda when they leave.
>>25940516Eh, sure why not. We can probably combine it with light control training.
[1/2] “No need to be quite so formal, we don't have company over and I'm not exactly used to being called milady. Just keep up on your reading when you have time and if you run across something you need help with feel free to ask me questions." you reply to Linda. “Of course mila- I mean Lady Brooklyn. Just so long as I can call you milady when in public. I don’t want to get lectured for bad manners... again...” Linda says with a small shake. “Head maid that strict?” you ask. “Well... I was a bit of a... problem maid I guess it could be said. The Head Maid has been keeping a close eye on me since... that...” Linda says with a heavy blush. “...Oh?” you ask. “Let’s... just say it involved my ex and I having a... meeting in the storehouse that... the head maid didn’t agree too...” Linda says while blushing bright as a beat. You can only chuckle. “We’re all young once Linda. Hell I’m not that much older than you. Just treat it as water under the bridge in addition to a lesson learned so that’ll be that. But as for my activities... Has my leather armour been prepared yet?” “Yes it has Lady Brooklyn.” Linda replies. “Please get it for me. I feel like going for a relaxing stroll through the countryside...” you say leaning back in your chair with a grin. “It is downstairs, but I shall go fetch it right away Lady Brooklyn.” Linda says as she heads down to get your clothing. ****** The twins are most likely seeing their father off early in the morning, so you leave that to them while you do a little window shopping of yourself.
[2/2] “...Oh... They have Earl Grey back in...” you say leaning against the glass, your mouth salivating at the mention of that tea. Not that you don’t mind local herbal tea but... it literally tastes like wood more than tea. “Oh! Lady Brooklyn! What a pleasant surprise!” An unfamiliar voice calls out next to you. You look over to the side of you, noticing a somewhat short, but very well built woman with red hair and freckles. The blindfold around her eyes makes it somewhat obvious of who it is. “...Oh! Yes! It’s... It’s...” you have no idea what to call her. “Wendy.” Erika replies flatly. “Wendy! What brings you into town!?” you ask Erika. “Hm... Two things. First is obviously I wanted to see how my sister is doing. I assume the castle has been calm lately?” Erika asks. “Yes, Lady Marina Langy has been taking good care of the castle despite her age.” you reply. “And the second thing you wished to discuss?” “Well during my training there have been some... complications with the bandit population.” Erika says. “First is that one of them is getting ready to move, frightened for their lives by the ‘Black Flame Hunter’.” Erika says. “...Oh my... I wonder what spooked such fearless bandits so throughly...” you say to yourself. (“Second is that you started a cult amongst a small number of them. And not in the, ‘I want to be your vessel’ kind.”) Erika says to you in a mental message. ...Oh...
>>25941200Whoops. Can this problem be fixed with a sufficient application of violence?
>>25941200Think to her. "I got a cult! I've always wanted one. Right, enough childish glee about being a figure of religious attention.What do they believe in concerning me? And we'll probably have to move quickly now, if they leave that's one less pile of Aether for the queens, may as well make full use of them before they wander off."
>>25941200Hmmmm. Well, it is only proper that we hold a party for the leaving group...If the adventurers were getting bored, this 'cult' sounds like excellent adventurer bait....BRILLIANT IDEA! SEND THE PALADIN!!!
Oh boy you’ve got a cult! You’ve always wanted one of your own! The look Erika gives you in return makes it clear about her disbelief of the situation. Her emotional state is perfectly clear without your aura sight. Right, enough childish glee about being a figure of religious attention. What do they believe in concerning me? (“Master Sebastien and I were... stunned to say the least regarding the development. That and since it is so new we didn’t get much information about it.”) Erika says. (“The leader of the Cult calls himself, ‘Purveyor of the Dark Flame’, having sworn off his old name completely. Their beliefs are... questionable at this point, but he claims to have dreams and visions delivered by Black Flame Huntress himself. He believes that the city is sacred ground, and the reason why bandits are disappearing is that they do not put any emphasis on the Black Flame Huntress. Those that fail to do so are dragged away screaming in the thick of night, when the huntress prowls.”) Hm... Well the part about dragging bandits away in the night is somewhat true at least.
>>25941254Yes the answer is always yes.>>25941271This sounds good to me.
>>25941551hmmmm, we can use them as a 'cat's paw' to discourage general looting in the area... Let us pay this 'Purveyor of the Dark Flame a Visit one night... it might prove just as enlightening to us as it will to him...
>>25941551("Hmm, we'll have to look into it more, but honestly having a cult around that I can manipulate would be pretty useful. It could mean we could get them to not do anything nasty to the city and can make them keep out other bandit groups that aren't part of the cult.I think I'm going to do the dragging off those who don't believe in me thing later tonight, the Queens need more Aether anyways. Maybe I'll pay the Purveyor a visit, I think I'll want you with me for that, you should be able to give him proper dreams and visions from the Black Flame Huntress.")
>>25941551ohmigosh i want to meet my fans what do i wear should i make a big entrance or maybe be more subtle i wonder what the queens would think do you think i should wear makeup no wait that's silly i'm a succubus but there's so much more i need t do i an't afford to be distracted on the other hand i'll have minions just think of all the MINIONS but leona probably wouldn't like that i worry about her sometimes do you think i could have them catch food for me or is that way too evil what if they offer me sacrifice without me asking would it be rude to refuse MINIONS ALL THE MINIONS how should i contact hem or should i leave them alone JUST THINK OF ALL THE MINIONS
What if the dreams and visions are the same we've been having?
>>25941551How about one of those cult mass suicide things? They're not going to be particularly useful minions. They're just fodder for the Queens.
>>25941815Now now, we should let the cult grow and subsume all the rest of the bandits in the area first. We pick off those who don't worship us, deliver commandments, and let them take over the area while leaving the city the hell alone and not fucking with anything we care about. Using Erika to deliver visions and so on to the Purveyor.Maybe make them offer up a few sacrifices from other tribes every once in a while that we have delivered to the Queens. Then if we don't need them any more we can march them all into the Shrine.
>>25941871We need to see if they can be used first. If this prophet is just taking advantage of the fear the local bandits have towards us for his own gain than he may be more trouble than he's worth.
>>25941871You do realize that their is maybe something more sinister afoot after all he have had terrible dreams and it appears we are not the only ones Erika had them now the bandits have them.should probably when we have somewhere more private tell Erika about our nightmare. saying at first we disregarded it but circumstances point that it may be more than just an ordinary nightmare.
OhmigoshIwanttomeetmyfanswhatdoIwearshouldImakeabigentranceormaybebemoresubtleIwonderwhattheequeenswouldthinkdoyouthinkIshouldwearmakeupnowaitthat'ssillyI'masuccubusbutthere'ssomuchmoreIneedtodoIcan'taffordtobedistractedontheotherhandI'llhaveminionsjustthinkofalltheMINIONSbutLeonaprobablywouldn'tlikethatIworryabouthersometimesdoyouthinkIcouldhavethemcatchfoodformeoristhatwaytooevilwhatiftheyoffermesacrificewithoutmeaskingwoulditberudetorefuseMINIONSALLTHEMINIONShowshouldIcontactthemorshouldIleavethemaloneJUSTTHINKOFALLTHEMINIONS!(“Lady Brooklyn please calm down! Your thoughts are going a mile a minute!”) Erika protests. Apologies Erika. I was a bit... excited.Hmm, we'll have to look into it more, but honestly having a cult around that I can manipulate would be pretty useful. It could mean we could get them to not do anything nasty to the city and can make them keep out other bandit groups that aren't part of the cult. However this does depend a lot on what their views are.(“So far their one and only purpose seems to be appeasing you. Sebastien said this is a result of how aggressive you’ve been with the bandits lately.”) Erika replies. (“He also fears you may be a soul junkie.”)Soul junkie?(“He tells me it is a Succubus who is addicted to sucking the souls out of people.”) Erika replies. (“...You’re... not addicted to such a thing, right Lady Brooklyn?”)
>>25942157("No. I occasionally snack on a bandit when I'm out and hunting them, but I'm very careful not to drain completely from any other type of person, I rarely even drain anything from most people, most of my diet is emotion in bars, parks, and that sort of thing. I go after bandits because they're an easy way to transport Aether to the Queens, it keeps moral quandaries to a minimum, and no one will really miss them.")
>>25942157Oh lord I'm imagining the intervention now."Brooklyn, you have a problem.""NONSENSE I CAN STOP ANY TIME I LIKE"
>>25942157Nope. I feed almost exclusively by emotional feeding.
>>25942243This is good.Also, does Erika know about the Twins?
>>25942296Now she does
>>25942157>...right Lady Brookyln?)(No my dear. I just do not have any tolerance for banditry.)
I don't think so but i think i should probably tone it down a lot. I don't want that to happen and it would be foolish to not believe something like that can happen. Also should lay low for a while having time to think rationally about this i have attracted way to much attention.Frankly these past few weeks i have been going from crisis to mini crisis so much i have had so little time left for myself.
>>25942509We have to think that last line loudly. It really has been crisis after crisis from her perspective, a chain only broken by periods of furious training and preparation, for awhile now.
No. I occasionally snack on a bandit when I'm out and hunting them, but I'm very careful not to drain completely from any other type of person, I rarely even drain anything from most people, most of my diet is emotion in bars, parks, and that sort of thing. I go after bandits because they're an easy way to transport Aether to the Queens, it keeps moral quandaries to a minimum, and no one will really miss them. My main source of feeding is heading to bars and feeding on the ambient emotions. (“Oh thank goodness! I was so worried whenever or not that’d be the case!”) Erika replies. (“Oh yes! I do bring some other good news as well!”) Pleasedon’tbeanemergencypleasedon’tbeanemergencypleasedon’tbeanemergency... (“Leona has expressed interest into becoming a Succubi too!”) Erika says. ...Well that you didn’t expect. How did she come to that conclusion? (“I just mainly talked to her about what it was like, and after seeing that I was still me, she doesn’t want to be left alone.”) Erika says. (“But we’ll need to move fast! She’s know to doing quick backpeddling and second guessing about these sorts of things.”) ...Isn’t that kind of like pulling a fast one? (“Lady Brooklyn if you knew my sister as well as I do then you’ll know she’ll need a push to do anything that isn’t related to religion. Even then she probably had someone to push her into the religion as well.”) Erika replies. Where’s yo- (“She’s taking her early morning bath with Amanda right now. Master Sebastien allowed me to take Sunday’s off so I’m here to join them.”) Erika replies.
>>25942828And it's in fact an emergency. We need to hunt enough bandit while they are taking their bath. If we can find the twins take them with us it'll show them the rope.
>>25942828I'll head over with you then. By the way is she aware of that I'm a succubus? I don't think I ever actually outright told her.
>>25942828Looks like we're going to need some more bandits to power the Queens for a while.
>>25942828("Well, then I guess I'll join you for that.)
>>25942901You don't need to get the bandits while they're all taking the baths.In fact you still need to ask the girls for sure what Succubi they want to be so what Queen's to feed.
>>25942828Well...Truth be told I dislike the idea of rushing your sister in this. I disliked doing it to you, and only did so quickly to help you fight Fate. I'll need to talk to her about what becoming a succubus means, give her as much information as I can, and answer her questions for her. But the final decision must be hers. I cannot coerce her.I am, at LEAST, that moral.>LeonaAsSuccubus.jpg
>>25942828It'll take what? Roughly 60 bandits to transform both Amanda and Leona? Tell Erika that she just roped herself into helping us wrangle bandits all day, and we're going to need Brodin or the twins to dispose of the bodies - Brodin is currently drunk off his ass - we might as well take the twins as part of their training and to dispose of the bodies afterwards.
>>25942828I'm a little hesitant to succubut someone who's not 100% sure to be honest. Could backfire.
>>2594303730 Actually I believe
>>25943074Huh, thought that was per ritual. Damn I hope you're right.
>>25943067Well if she chose to be an aide it's less likely to backfire at all.
>>2594307425-30 bandits needed per new succubus actually.
>>25942901It will be doubly effective if we actually start off by giving them both a short length of rope...
>>25943100True. The only other one I can think of would be healing/spirit/life Mage. Which she could still do as an aide.
>>25943286and then she spends the majority of nights just sitting atop her sister, staring at her while she sleeps...
Can you imagine the look on the Aide Queens face when someone CHOOSES to become an Aide?
>>25943327Damn I wanted an image macro for this but couldn't find anything.Oh well, updating.
>>25942828(I'm not sure if I should be so happy about this cult. While it might be interesting to see what worship tastes like...they could easily be dangerous.)Beyond that, I think we should consider training in Light Control, inform Ada of the Cult, consider carefully weither turning Leona is the right thing to do here, and maybe have a date with Mina.
Great... That’s more bandits you’ll need to fish out. (“...This means bandit hunting doesn’t it?”) Erika asks. You better believe it. Time to take some peaceful, restful time while we still can before we begin bandit hunting tomorrow. Erika only gives a small moan as she hangs her head. “Now now don’t be down... It doesn’t mean we can’t have some spare time to yourselves until then.” you say patting Erika on the head as you head to the bath house. ****** “Aaaahhhh... I needed this...” Erika says giving a deep sigh as she dives under the hot water in a private bath room. “It is indeed nice to see you Erika! How has your training been?” Amanda asks her while taking a small sip of wine. Erika speaks something under the water, but only comes out as garbled bubbles. You give a small chuckle at this. “I bet her life has been a lot more involved than mine as of late.” “I wouldn’t say that Lady Sara. I bet you live a nice, peaceful life!” Leona says warmly. Oh Leona... Oh if you only knew... “So... Your sister tells me that you put some thought into becoming a Succubus like your sister. Is that true?” you ask her. Leona gives a small blush as she looks down to her side. “Y-yes... Q-Quite a bit of thought actually...” “We both did my dear! Suffice to say, we have come to a conclusion about such a thing as well!” Amanda replies happily. (Time to vote on what Amanda and Leona should be)
>>25943815Amanda: Miyan Leona: aide
>>25943815Amanda is Miyan and Leone is an Aide.
>>25943815Leona should be an AideAmanda I'm not sure about.
>>25943815I vote we explain the different castes to them and let them choose for themselves
>>25943887We are choosing for them. IC they are choosing, OOC we are choosing.
>>25943900If this is true, then I'm all for >>25943861
>>25943929That's how it worked with Erica
Amanda; Miyan, between her and the Twins... Lotsa-Money and Tech-Toys!Leona; Aide, She will never have to worry about being without her sister again...
>>25943815Doesn't Leona have another one that she might better suite? Probably best for her to talk to each of the queens and get a better understand of what she best prefers.
>>25943815Miyan for Amanda, Aide for Leona."Fair warning for both of you, if you are looking for a quiet, peaceful life this is not a good decision. It's not even about the things unique to being a succubus like the whole draining thing, it's that it's power, and power comes with responsibilities and getting involved with other people with power many of whom have goals that you wouldn't even notice before."
>>25944019For Leona it was asked a while ago. It was either Aide or Laminian
>>25944179Aide, definitely, I doubt Leona could stand the Lamian Queen.
>>25944179>Leona as a Laminian>Pious honorable naive little princess as the backstabbing sneak-thief classI almost want to do it, just for the laugh.
>>25943815>(Time to vote on what Amanda and Leona should be)another vote for Miyan Amanda and Aide Leona.
>>25944204More importantly, if she went Lamian she'd lose her awesome tits forever.
>>25944424Yea a landslide vote here. Tying now
“I-I was thinking about wanting to become an Aide.” Leona replies. “Their goal about being companions and partners really resonated with me.” “And I want to be a Miyian!” Amanda boldly declares. “The bit about no magic is certainly... interesting. But given that they can still make artifacts and superscience, I think I should be able to use their skill set quite admirably.” “I’m glad that you both finally decided to take this step!” you say in a happy tone. “Are you sure that you’re both ready for this?” “My dear I’ve been ready since day *one*.” Amanda arrogantly replies while sipping her tea. “I’m still nervous but... if it means I can make my boobs smaller so I have less back pain, then that’s a plus!” Leona says cupping one of her oversized breasts under the water. You turn on your aura sight and look down at Erika, and sure enough you see her aura is quite an angry one after Leona’s response. “But it isn’t the major reason! The Aide appeals to me most out of all of them... I think...” Leona says.
[x] Master Rock Control and rock out really hard. Also get Mina a maid outfit and have her cook us pancakes.
>>25944854Alright fellow questers. Do we think it is safe to reveal ourselves as a succubus to Leona? If so I think telling her before we show her would be a better idea.Smile at Leona and tell her that as long as it is HER choice, that's fine. We can't coerce or pressure her in any way. That's just a personal code.
>>25944964I agree with this, slowly ease her into it, she is prone to panic if we shock her
>>25944987We should explain WHY we had to be careful, and that we didn't want to frighten or panic her.
>>25944854"I see. Leona, just to be clear you won't be changing your cup size that often, they're one of your most noticeable features and you suddenly being less busty might arouse suspicion. But if you're an Aide you won't have any back pain anyways so the point is moot. In the interests of full disclosure there are a few things you should know Leona. As you may have already worked out I'm a Succubus, Okarian if you're interested. I haven't had a good chance to tell you outright as last time I really spoke to you there were more pressing matters at hand such as your relationship with Erika. Revealing my identity could have been dangerous for me and caused you to reject me as a teacher instead of listening to my words on their own merits. Sorry about hiding this from you, I am still your teacher who cares deeply about you. I don't want to force you into anything, and I want any decisions you make to be made knowing as much as you can."Also, we should talk to her about the downsides of Aides, in private perhaps, about the need to have a trusted "master" who would probably be Erika or possibly us.
[1/2]"I see.” you reply to Leona as you sip a bit of wine yourself. “Leona, just to be clear you won't be changing your cup size that often, they're one of your most noticeable features and you suddenly being less busty might arouse suspicion. But if you're an Aide you won't have any back pain anyways so the point is moot.”“...I won’t? Oh thank GOODNESS!” Leona says giving a big sigh of relief. “There are some days where I just spent all day laying in bed due to the fear of stiff sholders or back pain!” “That’s because you’ve got a full adult body even through you’re 15.” Amanda replies while sipping her drinking. “I’m still growing... I’m already the tallest, but at this rate I’m going to feel like a giant...” Leona says pouting. Once again, Erika’s aura burns in an angry colour as she remains under the water.“...In the interests of full disclosure there are a few things you should know Leona. As you may have already worked out I'm a Succubus, Okarian if you're interested.” you tell her.Leona’s face puffs up as she gets a bit angry. “I admit I may be a little airheaded but I’m not that dumb! I figured that out after Erika was transformed, but wasn’t sure of the caste.”
[2/2]“A-Apologies! I didn’t mean to say that you were stupid! But... I haven't had a good chance to tell you outright as last time I really spoke to you there were more pressing matters at hand such as your relationship with Erika.” you tell Leona. “Revealing my identity could have been dangerous for me and caused you to reject me as a teacher instead of listening to my words on their own merits. Sorry about hiding this from you, I am still your teacher who cares deeply about you. I don't want to force you into anything, and I want any decisions you make to be made knowing as much as you can."“Oh I don’t mind about your identity! I mean... yes I was shocked to find out that you were a Succubus and what you did to my sister more than anything else. But after seeing that she’s still the same person and you’re a kind soul... Well I don’t want to leave my sister by herself. In all honesty, hiding your identity makes a great deal of sense considering what Succubi have to go through. Needless to say I am not offended in the slightest. Second, is that I spent some heart to heart time with my sister talking about such a thing. I never want to be a burden to my sister.” Leona replies. “Oh Leona, you need to do something like that...” Erika says rising above the water. “You’ll never be a burden to me.” “Emotionally, but I always want to be there with you Erika. Always.” Leona replies gently taking her hands and giving them a small squeeze.
>>25945624well, I think we found Leona's master
>>25945624Can Brooklyn silently "D'aww" over them for a bit? I'm pretty sure it'd be in character.>>25945671I thought that was a given. It might complicate things for Ada down the road, but I'm sure she'll figure out how to manage it.Also, should we try waiting until after the Pride demon inspection? We are already hiding a ridiculous number of succubi in Ft. Hope...
>>25945624So we aren't getting our Aide protector? meh.
Okay, Leona, you would make an absolutely PERFECT Aide. I shall arrange an interview with the Queen at once!
>>25945786Well no. We knew that Leona would want to be separated from her sister for any length of time, so I'm not sure why this surprised you.
>>25945761>silentlyErica will hear it anyway. Might as well do it out loud so Leona can hear it as well.>>25945786She'll be an amazing tank and protect everyone in combat. She's not going to drop her whole life and follow us around as a bodyguard forever, no.
>>25945887>wouldn't wantI meant to say...
>>25945786well, seeing as Erika is becoming our 2IC in succubutt matters not dealing with politics, its fair to assume that when we would be needing an aide to protect us, she will be there with Erika alongside us
>>25945624Lie back, relax, spread our wings, let our horns and tail out, enjoy the hot water, drink that tea."You have no idea how much more comfortable it can be not to be shapeshifted, it's a bit like wearing boots and taking them off at the end of the day.You two are adorable together. I'm surprised I don't have cavities from being next to you. But this actually segues into something both of you ought to know about Aides that I wouldn't feel right hiding from you. Aides need a, for lack of a better word, a master, someone they devote themselves to, without one they feel lost and alone. But their master can command them, change them, hurt them, and break them, so it's incredibly important for them to find someone who cares about them and who won't abuse that. If they do have one they are incredibly durable in every way, and considering the relationship you already share it shouldn't be much of an issue."
>>25945918I agree with the wings, but hold off on the tail and horns for now, just in case they'd still make Leona uncomfortable (religious imagery and wotnot). Otherwise I support this post in full.
>>25946003But we have such cute horns, and the tail would be underwater anyways.
>>25946003"Yes I have already figured out you were a succubus, and I understand completely why you were hi--OH SWEET JESUS IS THAT A TAIL LORD HAVE MERCY ON MY SOUL FUCK THIS TRANSFORMATION I AM OUT"
>>25945903Is is true in the short run, but we're also going to need to be able to send Erika on missions for us while we need a bodyguard at our back eventually. I'm not saying Leona should fulfill that roll, I think she and her sister will both be happier and more effective working together than us and Leona as a pair. Still, a unquestionably loyal bodyguard/assistant/secretary would be useful as hell for us.
>>25946077We might pick one up later.And if we really need someone loyal to watch our back we just hang out with Mina. Her loyalty and friendship isn't in question whatsoever. Granted she may not make the best assistant or secretary, but she's a good bodyguard, a lot tougher than us, and if anything is close enough to punch us she can rip out its guts and kick it through the ceiling.
>>25946063The sad thinks is some people actually work that way. I'm not saying Leona is one of them, I'm saying that she's fighting a lifetime of instilled dogma and we should probably be focusing on small steps rather than shock therapy.
>>25946110>inb4 Aide maid
>>25946119I didn't mean to insult your decision making, but that just popped into my head and I thought it was pretty funny.
>>25946136thats actually not too bad an idea, the opportunity is there, we just need to develop Linda a bit, so its more a mid term plan
>>25946110For now, agreed. How's the treatment plan for her arm coming along by?
“Aaawww...” you say watching the moment between the two sisters. “Yes. Quite the couple aren’t they? Makes me wish I had such a relationship with my own siblings.” Amanda says sipping her wine again. “You two are adorable together. I'm surprised I don't have cavities from being next to you. But this actually segues into something both of you ought to know about Aides that I wouldn't feel right hiding from you. Aides need a, for lack of a better word, a master, someone they devote themselves to, without one they feel lost and alone. But their master can command them, change them, hurt them, and break them, so it's incredibly important for them to find someone who cares about them and who won't abuse that. If they do have one they are incredibly durable in every way, and considering the relationship you already share it shouldn't be much of an issue." you say giving a warning to Leona. Leona looks a bit concerned for a moment, but then takes a deep breath. “My sister would never knowingly hurt me, so such a thing is no problem to me.” You take a small breath of relief. That was a lot easier than you expected. “...Do Miyians have any faults that you neglected to tell us?” Amanda says, sounding a little bit irritated.
>>25946527"I mentioned can't use magic right?"
>>25946551That you did
>>25946527They have a higher chance of becoming mad scientists if I recall correctly
>>25946527"Unless being absolutely brilliant is a flaw then no, their worst fault is their inability to use magic."
>>25946659Seconding. "Hey, I wasn't even told about Okarian mood swings till after the fact."
Is it common issue for Miyians to have issues articulating their ideas? I recall something about that from the past threads and is far too lazy to look for it.
>>25946713Yeah but that's because their understanding of superscience transcedes what they can communicate using established language. Not so much a flaw as a natural limitation.
>>25946527"Well there's the lack of normal magic but you already knew that. You're going to be absolutely brilliant by human standards and much more adept in academic fields than almost everyone so finding someone who can converse with you on equal ground about whatever fields you choose to pursue might be difficult. But I'm not sure this one counts as a flaw as it's more of a natural consequence of being very good at something and applies to any supernatural entity that specializes in a focused subject, it's hard for Belkarians to find people to spar with, hard for Okarians to find people who know as much about magic, you get the idea. It can be harder to explain some of your thought processes to people, things you consider obvious and intuitive may confuse others.When you make things that bend physics and the laws of reality over your knee and make them beg for mercy they tend to have a flaw or two and it's quite difficult to end up with something perfect without considerable refinement and tinkering, I'm not an expert in Miyian Superscience but I believe with some work you can choose what the flaw is and work around it.And it's more common for a Miyian to go a bit mad with power and bend the boundaries of ethics and morality for the purposes of advancing SCIENCE and their own goals. But as long as you keep a level head on your shoulders and have people you trust you can talk to it shouldn't be a big issue, it ties into the being absurdly brilliant thing.As long as you keep your head on straight, maintain self-awareness and empathy, and keep your priorities straight I doubt you'll run into any big problems here."
>>25946713They have trouble separating normal science from their superscience. It can be trained around, but it requires work on their part.
>>25946782Because, after all, what is the difference, when you get right down to it? :)Basically, they need to master the idea of tinkering with the world on technicalities is all well and good, but simple truths are often complex.>>25946527"Besides not being able to use Magic? Focus. Both a blessing and a curse sometimes. You'll find yourself understanding things that others can barely grasp about how the world works.Another thing we should discuss is that Pride Demon Investigators will be coming to the town soon. We need to make sure everyone wears gloves when the visit, because they can sense our aura by touch. We'll also need to train our wills to resist mental suggestion.Do not underestimate them. They are VERY persuasive, if they want to be.
>>25946782Okay for that bit phrase it as"You're going to be looking at things a way most people can't. You'll be able to make an eternally flaming sword with a butter knife, a box of matches, some string, and a pair of pliers, how it works won't make sense to anyone else except maybe other Miyians or some types of Sloth Demon, and it certainly won't make sense to the rules of physics that mortals play with, but it'll work. It may be hard to keep the conventional understanding of physics and science separate from your understanding of physics and science. They both work for you, and you can do amazing things that mortals could reproduce with time and effort, but mortals can't recreate everything you'll be able to do because some of it will rely on principles of superscience that they can't replicate.In short you're going to have an understanding of some things beyond almost everyone else and in the case of superscience beyond actual physics. Try not to let it go to your head.Sadly this isn't my field of expertise so I can't explain it as well as I'd like, if you were asking about Magic I would be more helpful."
[1/2] "Well there's the lack of normal magic but you already knew that.” you say as you carefully think of your next words to say to Amanda. “You're going to be absolutely brilliant by human standards and much more adept in academic fields than almost everyone so finding someone who can converse with you on equal ground about whatever fields you choose to pursue might be difficult. But I'm not sure this one counts as a flaw as it's more of a natural consequence of being very good at something and applies to any supernatural entity that specializes in a focused subject, it's hard for Belkarians to find people to spar with, hard for Okarians to find people who know as much about magic, you get the idea. It can be harder to explain some of your thought processes to people, things you consider obvious and intuitive may confuse others.” “Yes, but that seems more of a social flaw than anything else.” Amanda says. “I’ve had... special insight to how a high level Miyian mind works. If you used math to make an invention that actually worked, my inner mind would scream at me that it violates more than one law of mathimatics, but the fact your invention actually works will prove me wrong. Okarians can at least sometimes talk to other people about magic or educate them to a great degree. For a Miyian, there will be times where talking to people will make it feel like trying to educate a dog about higher tier mathematics. It’ll just make no sense to use, but to Sloth demons and Miyians it’d make some sense at least.” you warn Amanda. “Secondly, when you make things that bend physics and the laws of reality over your knee and make them beg for mercy they tend to have a flaw or two and it's quite difficult to end up with something perfect without considerable refinement and tinkering, I'm not an expert in Miyian Superscience but I believe with some work you can choose what the flaw is and work around it.”
[2/2] “Hm... Yes it may be a bit tricky to talk to things to people in that case yes...” Amanda says swirling her drink in her glass while looking down.“And it's more common for a Miyian to go a bit mad with power and bend the boundaries of ethics and morality for the purposes of advancing SCIENCE and their own goals. But as long as you keep a level head on your shoulders and have people you trust you can talk to it shouldn't be a big issue, it ties into the being absurdly brilliant thing. So as long as you keep your head on straight, maintain self-awareness and empathy, and keep your priorities straight I doubt you'll run into any big problems here." you tell her.“Isn’t there also tales of wizards going mad with power and wanting to do similar things? What about the tale of the Hero who saved the World from the Evil Lord from casting the Spell of Destruction in under 30 seconds?” Leona asks. “...Touche.” you reply. “Just that with the anti-technology propaganda the Pride Demons throw around, people will jump to conclusions more easily.” “You worry too much my dear! I’ll be fine!” Amanda says with a hint of glee. You can tell that her having access to a special section of knowledge only a select few knows makes her extremely giddy. “If those are the only flaws, then I’m fairly lucky if I do say so myself! Short term it will be tricky, but in the long term it will surely pay off!” (Anything else you wish to add?)
>>25947158Well in the short term we're sitting right on top of a bunker full of old world tech. Wait till she gets her hands on that.
>>25947158"I can't think of any other flaws, save the obvious. It may be difficult to acquire raw materials, and some of the stuff you make may be considered forbidden by the Pride Demons, but that's all I can think of.I'm glad you're happy sweetheart, remember what I said about going mad with power, just because we won't understand the reasoning behind your new invention and look at you funny when you prove two plus two can equal seven doesn't mean we won't still love you.And Leona, no proper world destroying spell could be done in 30 seconds, for something like that you'd need a fair bit more time and probably have to tap into various leylines in order to pull it off, it'd take a lot of preparation."
>>25947158Might I say, that once you have undergone the transformation, We do have an old world war machine that may prove useful in defending the fort... or having it's weapons systems installed as static defenses...>>25947291Well, there was the one time when a particularly powerful Okerian almost prepared a spell which would have opened the gates to the realms of the dead, which would have had apocalyptic repercussions, for the soul purpose of wanting to bring their partner back from the dead...
>>25947291>>25947158'I imagine there might be a way to eventually make all of your own components. At first you'll clearly need raw materials to produce basic tools to make more complex tools, but once you have the full set-up ready, you can try all kinds of things. To pay for this, you can make unusual things no one has ever thought of that while not powerful, are extremely useful. And be careful, everyone wants to know where things come from...
>>25947158Also, please add in this bit about the Investigators, we want everyone to be ready for them.>>25946930
"I can't think of any other flaws, save the obvious. It may be difficult to acquire raw materials, and some of the stuff you make may be considered forbidden by the Pride Demons, but that's all I can think of.” you tell Amanda. I'm glad you're happy sweetheart, remember what I said about going mad with power, just because we won't understand the reasoning behind your new invention and look at you funny when you prove two plus two can equal seven doesn't mean we won't still love you.” “But of course. I understand completely.” Amanda replies.“And Leona, no proper world destroying spell could be done in 30 seconds, for something like that you'd need a fair bit more time and probably have to tap into various leylines in order to pull it off, it'd take a lot of preparation. That story is a tale, nothing more or less." you tell her. “No! It’s real! It may have happened in another world, but it did indeed happen!” Leona says puffing up her cheeks in anger. “It isn’t a fake thing like Santa Claus!” “But Santa Claus is real!” you protest. “No he isn’t!” Leona refuses back. “Yes he is! Every year he calls up Lord Articus via a messager Imp, and announces h-” The noble girls, even Leona, begin to chuckle to themselves. “Oh Lady Sara! Such the imagination!” “He’s real I tell you! He... He used to bring me presents and everything...” you mutter to yourself. The last thing said only fuels the girls laughter more and more, some of them even having trouble breathing. A small tear falls down your cheek as your childhood dream and a rolemodel are shattered... (LEONA STOLE BROOKLYN’S INNOCENCE!)
>>25947805"Fine, if there is no Santa Claus I guess I'll have to become Santa Claus! When people ask what drove me to madness you'll have to admit it was all your fault.It's entirely doable actually. Make a keep at the North Pole, recruit a pile of Miyians to make things that automatically create toys, or just rely on summoned and bound spirits to take the place of elves, with enough Space Magic it would be completely possible to do store all the presents and deliver them to the right places. It'd take some serious work to set up, but it's not out of the realm of possibility."And then inform them about the Investigators, precautions to take, the importance of Willpower, methods of not getting your ass handed to you by Pride Social Magic.
>>25947805Behold Brooklyn, Okarian Lord.
[1/2] “F-Fine, if there is no Santa Claus I guess I'll have to become Santa Claus!” you say wiping the tears from your face. “...Eh?” nearly all the girls ask at once. So you begin to discuss in detail of your plan. First you make a master Keep at the North Pole with a deluxe automatic workship, one of the kinds that some Adventurer clans spent generations finding one working at 50% capacity. You then get a bunch of Miyians to overlook a team of bound spirits who will toil endlessly to make toys. A dedicated team of psychics and scryers will constantly scan the world for good boys and girls. Then when Christmas comes, the miracles of Time magic and Space magic will make delivering presents all over the world in one night a breeze! “...And you’re worried about ME becoming mad!?!?” Amanda says with shock after hearing such a plan. “THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A CHILDHOOD HERO OF MY DIES!” you immediately refute. “...Oh yes. Speaking of things worse than death, be sure to train up your mental defenses! The Pride Demon investigators will be coming, so remember that you need to be careful for their powerful mental attacks. Oh! And gloves! They’ll most likely be able to detect aether by touch at least!” “Or just avoid any contact with them outright.” Amanda replies. “...That’s a good point. The castle is big enough so that she’d probably need to see them directly.” Erika replies.
[2/2] “And if they ask about you?” you reply to Erika. “Um... I lie?” Leona sheepishly replies. “Leona, preschoolers can see through your lies.” Amanda replies. “That’s not an exaggeration by the way.” “I won’t let me sister down! I’m positive that nothing will happen!” Leona replies adamantly. Though fiercely protective of her sister, Leona will probably need a good cover story. Given that Leona appears to be an adult, it will be... difficult for Ada to substitute herself in. Mina is just as rotten at lying herself. There appear to be a few solutions that you can brainstorm. First is substitute either you, Amanda, or Erika in. Erika is a bit risky as while she knows Leona the most, Sebastien will be angry if she spoils her training again. She could just plain ignore them, but that’d be difficult if she’s summoned. Perhaps if she’s away on a trip? The last is to give her a story that is technically a half-truth, but that is incredibly risky. Or maybe Ada can implant false memories into Leona so that what she tells is actually the truth?
>>25948861Well I have no idea how to go about this, will Ada be able to return those memories and get her back to normal again?
>>25949058oops forgot to take that off from another quest.
>>25948861"Leona, I admire your spirit but I'm pretty sure that won't work. I've experienced Pride Demon Social Magic first hand, you'll want to tell the truth, the whole truth if pressed, even if you're screaming on the inside. I might be able to transform you in time, though that carries the possibility of someone with Aura Sight noticing you, it'd at least solve any problems involving them messing with your mind with magic, though if they're bringing Aura Sight in that's a whole different mess of problems that'll crop up. And I wouldn't bet on me being able to prepare everything by the time they arrive. Going through the possibilities, we find some place that the Langy family owns that the Pride Demons won't visit and stick you there for the duration of the visit. This would work if we can find a place, though it runs the risk of an unexpected visit. We can substitute you for someone else, but people might notice you acting different.A possibility I'm not entirely comfortable with, but would work, is to change your memories, give you a story that you believe is entirely true. We could reverse it afterwards, but I'm not going to force that on you, it'd have to be with your express consent and we'd have to be completely sure you wouldn't lose anything in the process."
>>25948861While memory implanting seems like the best way to go about this, the queens found out about our own false/missing memories pretty fast so I'm thinking that maybe the investigators could also do that.Now, since we have the best aura-suppression around here, I'd say it would be safer to substitute ourselves in and have Leona and Erika tell us all about Leona.
>>25949151Remember that Janine herself said she almost didn't notice it. Secondly remember how freakishly powerful and skilled they are.
>>25949181Oh ok then, I remembered it was easily noticed, but since that isn't true then fake memories sounds like the best plan really, but as >>25949058 said, will the replaced memories be forever gone or can they be put back in.
>>25949151Janine noticed them after looking, and if they have a mindfucker at Janine's level we're utterly boned anyways.Granted we'll be shuffling a lot more memory around with Leona that happened to us, we'd need to forget 1 event, Leona would need to forget a decently long string of events and have something in its place, but they aren't likely to look quite that hard. But Ada should be fine, she has Enhanced Memory Rewriting at Good and Craft Memory, unless they know what they're looking for we ought to be in the clear.
>>25949058Very important question. We'll probably have to consult with Ada about this. If they aren't recoverable in full we'll want to ask her about a good Langy place to store Leona while the Pride Demons are about.
>>25949385Leona could be out on a field trip to the ruins to study old world History...
[1/2] "Leona, I admire your spirit but I'm pretty sure that won't work. I've experienced Pride Demon Social Magic first hand, you'll want to tell the truth, the whole truth if pressed, even if you're screaming on the inside.” you tell her. “...So... So there’s nothing I can do to stop them?” Leona asks, tears beginning to form in her eyes.“Oh no, there are a few things open to you. I might be able to transform you in time, though that carries the possibility of someone with Aura Sight noticing you, it'd at least solve any problems involving them messing with your mind with magic, though if they're bringing Aura Sight in that's a whole different mess of problems that'll crop up. And I wouldn't bet on me being able to prepare everything by the time they arrive.” you reply. “Going through the possibilities, we find some place that the Langy family owns that the Pride Demons won't visit and stick you there for the duration of the visit. This would work if we can find a place, though it runs the risk of an unexpected visit. We can substitute you for someone else, but people might notice you acting different.” “I’m with that plan.” Amanda replies. “Since Leona is a direct blood relative of Langy sh-” “Nnnot anymore.” Leona replies. “Did your authority change then?” Amanda asks. “I... Don’t think it did.” Leona replies. “I know mother has been taking father’s death hard, but just as many of them are upset that some non-blood relative has taken the throne.”
>>25949460We are officially a tutor for the Langy family, we could bullshit something like that easily enough.Also, our position of Court Magician means we don't necessarily have to hide our Aura, if they ask why we have an Enlightened Aura we can just raise and eyebrow and tell them that we'd be a pretty shit Magician if we couldn't use magic.
[2/2] “Let them cry. Point is if you still have your authority, then head to the small hamlet that Erika reported attacked and remain there until this blows over. I doubt any of them will ultimately care enough to go after you, especially since they’ll most likely go after Erika’s boyfriend since he’ll be easier and knows nothing about what is happening anyways.” Amanda replies. “As a member of the Langy family, you’ll be heading there to conduct the investigation of the town personally of why they... I don’t know, whatever excuse you wish.” “What if they attack again?” you ask. Erika shakes her head. “The town has no strategic importance whatsoever. Worse case if we encounter the... five or so zombies that got away, then even mortal troops could probably take them since they’ll most certainly be outnumbered or outarmed.” “...That idea could certainly work then.” Leona replies after thinking for a second.“A second possibility I'm not entirely comfortable with, but would work, is to change your memories, give you a story that you believe is entirely true.” you tell Leona. “I know an experienced mind reprogrammer. We could reverse it afterwards, but I'm not going to force that on you, it'd have to be with your express consent and we'd have to be completely sure you wouldn't lose anything in the process."“Hm... I’m sure I like that plan that much, but if it keeps my sister safe then I shall gladly do so.” Leona replies. “Do you have a preference Lady Sara?”(Or any other ideas work too)
>>25949481"I was getting your thoughts on the issue and seeing if you had any ideas you wanted to bring up. I'd personally go for putting you somewhere safe. The town ought to be safe enough, and the attack was recent enough that they shouldn't be suspicious. We'll want to get you out of town soon though, we don't want you to leave the day before they arrive.If things do go wrong and we end up with some Pride Demons headed that way we should have enough forewarning to go and deal with it."
S-sex with b-boys?
>>25949516This is good.
I think I'll pause it here for the night. We'll do a little bit tomorrow before my game, then after the game we'll continue until the thread dies.
Bump before bed.
>>25949516Agreed, and bump
>>25949516Throwing my vote in with this response.
God fuck, overshot my wake up time by two fucking hours.Attempting to update
>>25955893no worries. It happens. may that extra burst of energy help your creativity.
"I was getting your thoughts on the issue and seeing if you had any ideas you wanted to bring up. I'd personally go for putting you somewhere safe. The town ought to be safe enough, and the attack was recent enough that they shouldn't be suspicious. We'll want to get you out of town soon though, we don't want you to leave the day before they arrive. If things do go wrong and we end up with some Pride Demons headed that way we should have enough forewarning to go and deal with it." you tell Leona.“I think I can even convince Master Sebastien to head over to the town as part of my training.” Erika says.“Exactly. Leona amongst the lot of us will be the safest.” Amanda states “Very well. I’ll make make some arrangements to begin to head to the town the day before the Investigation team arrives.” Leona says. “...What? Leona you know how to do actual work?” Erika asks. “I can do noble work too! Just... I never had a chance to use it that much!” Leona says. “No I’m just... Well... You have a reputation to blindly sign anything in front of you.” Erika says. “He said it was for giving the castle a new pastry chef!” Leona says pouting. (What now? Any other actions you want to do before you depart?)
>>25956239>the day beforeWe'll want it at least 2 days before to avoid suspicion from asking aroundOther than that, I got nothing else
>>25956239She's aware of all of the aide drawbacks right? If so, I've got nothing. We should probably gather our bandit group first.
>>25956317A good point. but other than that, nothing.We have a date with some fleeing Bandits and a false prophet...
>>25956239...See if we can get the castle a pastry chef.
OK, moving on then
>>25956239I thought the point was to NOT leave 1 day before (suspicious). Leaving a few days before makes more sense.Also, we really should announce our capabilities.I would like to reiterate my previous suggestion of (after consulting ada):"Various combat magics, the specifics of which are classified and known to <ada's cover name>". And then list a few magicks we are willing to perform to keep nobles entertained.I am thinking long range messaging (via imp, later via space control), the mortal version of loom of fate scrying spell, and healing once we learn some.Also, our unusually fast learning capacity can be hidden by "revealing" more of our "secret" abilities later on.We could also go around the nobles and ASK if there are some particular magics they would find useful/want a court mage to have.
>>25956644lucky charms [limited number per x period of time],Under-the-table Shadow gear [Exorbitant prices, easily disposable assassination tools]
>>25956696>Under-the-table Shadow gearsince when can we make that?Also, you CANNOT have "under the table" be in an official list.
>>25956746sorry, got that from the IRC... I was asking Sand about if we could make permanant buffs to things like an eternally lit lantern, and he came up with the fact that we could make stuff like a shadow dagger, with a limited exist time, but it would be to strong light as wax is to a flame...
“Ah... I think it is about time for us to depart then. I need to begin prepping work to get both of you girls ready for tonight.” you say getting out the hottub. Erika can only be heard gurbling underneath the water itself. (“Do we have to go now...”) she moans. Yes we do if we want to get the other bandits in time for your sister and Amanda. (“But Sebastien is visiting Brodin and it is a blizzard outside!”) Erika moans in protest. Hm... Could you and Erika handle this on your own, or should you get Sebastien?
>>25956957We got this, as long as we don't bite more than we can chew that is.
>>25956957("I think we'll be okay Erica, just bundle up nice and warm. No need to bother Seb.")
>>25956813I am still not sure I see a benefit for selling explicitly assassination tools to random nobles in a town ruled by our ALLY.They can't be up to anything good, and we have a sizable budget already.
Time to start planning for my game. I'll keep an eye on this thread and be back updating after though.
>>25956957Can we invite Mina?
>>25957384If you want, sure.
>>25956957"I think that we can handle this ourselves. Wouldn't be the first Bandit Camp I would have cleared out... Anyway, I am curious of how your training has been going. Last time we fought together, I was preoccupied by the fact we were fighting a GIANT FREAKING DEATHBOT! And Mina got her arm melted off... and I may have gone slightly mad... But, enough of such things, Why don't you bring the first group in? It's your sister we're preparing for... though I would like to hold off on the ritual until we can do it for the both of them."
>>25956644can we do this before we leave? This "odd" delay is compromising our cover.>>25956957What about the twins? they might be interested in bandit fighting.
>>25956644 (You)PS. have ada double check our final list for issues before actually releasing it.
small bump now
>>25956957Maybe ask the twins?
>>25962743I'm thinking considering their dislike of noise and heavy sensory stuff that sticking them in a battlefield full of screaming bandits would be unpleasant for them.
Rolled 3, 3, 13 = 19LIVE
>>25963489I am back from walking my dog, so this thread will now live again.Typing now
[1/2]("I think that we can handle this ourselves. Wouldn't be the first Bandit Camp I would have cleared out...”) you mentally say as you begin to put on your underwear. (“Anyway, I am curious of how your training has been going. Last time we fought together, I was preoccupied by the fact we were fighting a *giant freaking deathbot*. And Mina got her arm melted off... and I may have gone slightly mad... But, enough of such things, Why don't you bring the first group in? It's your sister we're preparing for... though I would like to hold off on the ritual until we can do it for the both of them.")(“Uh... Well my training has been going well since then. Master Sebastien says I should be able to handle a bandit camp by myself if I play my cards right. They’re a very superstitious lot, so you can easily use fear to manipulate them.”) Erika says. (“But I still think we should stick together. I’m not as strong as you and if I get surrounded I may get a few hits landed on me.”)(“Hm... Very well. I’ll consider it. For now I want to make a stop before we leave.”) you tell Erika as you finish putting on the rest of your clothing.After bidding Amanda and Leona goodbye and telling them a time to meet up later tonight, you head over to meet the twins. Right now they’re still getting over being away from their father, as they were very close. As much as they want to practice their powers, Katlin still makes a small jump every time she hears wood cracking in firewood, claiming it sounds more like a firework going off, with their ears ringing the entire time due to the blizzard outside. They thank you for the offer, but they decline going outside with their senses overwhelming them.
[2/2]After marching through the blizzard, with a cursing and swearing Erika in tow, you arrive in front of the ruined city.“Ah... Here we are...” you say you lean against a ruined car.“Should be soaking in a hottub, but no. Hiking through the freezing cold blizzard to hunt a bunch of bandits...” Erika can be heard muttering to herself.
Oh, as a reminder, Erika has nearly 350 unspent DP. Even after the magic cost increases, she can afford some things
>>25964279> they decline going outside with their senses overwhelming themI thought so. Oh well, no fun for them.>>25964290>“Should be soaking in a hottub, but no. Hiking through the freezing cold blizzard to hunt a bunch of bandits...” Erika can be heard muttering to herself.Cheerful teasing. And what would Sebastian say if he heard you now? I knew nobles were pampered, but really...
>>25964290"Welcome to responsibility, welcome to watching out for people without them even knowing all that you do for them, welcome to slogging through the snow when you could be taking a hot bath, drinking tea, and getting laid all at the same time. Welcome to my life Erika, enjoy your stay. But moving on, the bandits. Remember, our goal here isn't to kill them all, but to get as many of them to the Queens alive. We'll take a few as snacks for ourself if need be, but mainly this is like herding cats. Very scared cats. Just wondering, is your telepathy at the level where you can 'push' the leader of these bandits to lead them to run towards the Shrine location. I can make the other directions scary as hell, I just turn into a creature of darkness, kill one or two publicly, block the other directions with writhing murder tentacles. and you make sure they don't split off, maybe take out anyone who leaves the group from a distance with Slashkinesis."
>>25964414How much to bring her Psionic Theory up?
>>25964375What are the costs on things? Skills to prioritize upgrading, Psionic Theory, Sword, Willpower, and Military Tactics. Other things to prioritizing improving Telepathy and Precog.Also, she has good Military Tactics so if there are any glaring flaws in any plans we have she can point them out, suggest improvements, and make this operation much more effective.
>>25964279We should make sunglasses and earplugs out of Darkness for them. It'll makes the sensory overload less painful and ease them into it.
>>25964290"Just remember it's for Leona."
Watching Sandact6 edit pages in real time is... unnerving. It feels weird, like I'm looking over someone's shoulder while they're writing.
>>25964487https://docs.google.com/document/d/1K9VqFKM0PGgKXeUmafM66qViABA90RUM25BPEDUna4A/pub for the pricing list.So getting Psi Theory to Great! costs 45 DP
Well. I want to bring her Psi Theory and Sword skills up. We wanted a Jedi, didn't we? And that still leaves plenty of points
>Aetheric Blindsight:>In addition, so long as Erika has no sight, this ability costs no Aether to use.MAXIMUM THEORETICIZATION TIMEI propose that the reason that Aetheric Blindsight costs no aether while physically blinded is because it costs a small flow of aether to run the body's individual functions. Since she is blind, her body does not spend aether running the "optical" functions, and instead redirects that aether to her blindsight, causing a net zero in cost.If this is true, then we could maybe think about redirecting energies from certain bodily functions at will, like using what is usually our sight aether while asleep to fund a low-power detection spell or something.
>>25964649Get two ranks of it, and two ranks of willpower, and a rank of sword. Then save up for another Psionics ability level because that's expensive as fuck.
>>25964649What's the cost reduction on a underlined skill?
>>25964836No change, other than it takes a lot quicker to learn.Since Erika has been training for a while, she can learn quite a few things.
>>25964649Okay, two levels of Psi Theory, 2 levels of Willpower, a level of Sword, a level of Military Tactics, and then we'll save up about 340 to bring Precog up.
"Welcome to responsibility, welcome to watching out for people without them even knowing all that you do for them, welcome to slogging through the snow when you could be taking a hot bath, drinking tea, and getting laid all at the same time. Welcome to my life Erika, enjoy your stay. I mean nobles liked to be pampered, but what would Sebastien say if he heard this?” you ask her.Erika seems to grumble something as she just sits on the side of the car rubbing her forehead. “I-I’m sorry Lady Brooklyn. I’ve been under so much stress lately. I mean joke all you like, but it has been... extremely trying. I have learned many things under Master Sebastien, but it is often so tiring. Day after day I wake up to a... horrible meal of oatmeal or rabbit. After we spend... hours upon hours doing physical exercises, looking at bandit movements, and practice until I both physically and metally exhausted. I... I just don’t know how he does it, day after day. So yes, yes I was hoping that this one Sunday I would be able to relax and lay down in a hot tub! Who knows! Maybe I’d be able to meet my beloved David and have a long, relaxing and romantic evening with me in his embrace! But all this time I feel all this pressure and... And I just don’t know what to do...”Erika gives a few small sniffles, reaching underneath her bandana to wipe tears from her eyes. “And I can’t read any of my damn books with this in the way! I have absolutely no way to unwind after long days of work either!”
>>25965022She needs a hug.
>>25965022Hug time.If it weren't for Leona, I would never have asked. Now, this should at least be easier that what happened at the village.
>>25965097I agreeAlso, going through the magic list, I can't wait until we get Supernova++ rank Chair ControlI imagine that our chair will allow us to fly around at the speed of light and inspire mind-melting awe upon anyone who looks upon our godlike throne.Between Chair Control and Tea Brewing, I'm pretty sure we can coast through any diplomatic encounter just by leaving the other person/s in apoplectic shock from the incomparable comfort and flavor, allowing us to make any deal we wish with relative ease.
>>25965022Give the girl a hug, with wings."It'll be okay. How about after this we take a bath and I'll read one of your books to you, you can relax some. I won't even comment on your taste in literature."
archiveRedR here, just saying that i cant really follow and read this awesome quest thread on the archives...more power sand!
>>25965281There are some threads that didn't archieve well, so I posted the links to them in the second post of this thread.In fact, if a thread seems fucked up or missing, skip ahead to the next thread and check the second post. Likely it'll be there.
>>25965281You talking about the messed up archival of the first few threads?Check the second post in this thread, under "OLD GAMES"That will lead you to the missing threads.
You give a small smile as you let your demonic traits out, kneeling down next to her and giving her a hug with your wings. “Ssshhh... There there...” you say rocking her.Erika hugs back tightly in return, enjoying the embrace as she hugs you in return."It'll be okay. How about after this we take a bath and I'll read one of your books to you, you can relax some. I won't even comment on your taste in literature." you say offering her. “...Before we transform Leona and Amanda. No offense, but I’ll need to be in good shape to deal with the antics of the Queen’s.” Erika says sniffling. “...Come to think of it, I’ll need a long bath for that too...” you say remembering the trip with the twins. “But are you feeling any better?” Erika gives a small nod in return. “Yes... Yes I am... I’ve... just been under a lot of stress lately. I thought I’d be able to handle the training, but the stress has been building up over time and... I apologize for my outburst Lady Brooklyn...”
>>25965517There's nothing to be sorry about. Anyone in your place would have trouble taking it easy. I can't even imagine what it would be like, training all day and being unable to... to... I don't know, relax with a cup of tea afterwards. I'd probably go insane after just two days.
>>25965517"Erika, what if, when we get back, I teach you how to control your draining abilities, if you haven't done that already, so you CAN have a romantic evening with him?"
“There's nothing to be sorry about. Anyone in your place would have trouble taking it easy. I can't even imagine what it would be like, training all day and being unable to... to... I don't know, relax with a cup of tea afterwards. I'd probably go insane after just two days.” you tell Erika, before getting an idea. "Erika, what if, when we get back, I teach you how to control your draining abilities, if you haven't done that already, so you CAN have a romantic evening with him?"Erika then freezes up for a second before looking back at you. “I-I’d like that very much Lady Brooklyn! I miss my beloved dearly, but anytime I even picture kissing someone, I... think back to those bandits I ate the first time and...”“Ssshhh.... I understand Erika. In fact I’m happy you have such a healthy relationship with someone. My... My childhood involved a lot more books...” you tell Erika. “Oh thank goodness! I was always worried about being a harlot! I mean I’ve already had a few encounters with my beloved, and how I’m worried about being so unladylike compared to Leona and Amanda!” Erika says taking a deep breath. Hehehehe... Someone got to Amanda before you did, that’s for sure. “But back to business! The best way to take on the bandits is just handle it as a team. Above all we can’t be sure any of them get away. If some do, then it’ll be problematic as they’ll warn the other tribe, which will force them to run away.” Erika says. “Feeding the Queen’s is preferable, but above all else we should make sure none escape.”
>>25966046"I also just realized why we ALSO need to clear out the Bandits. The Inspectors could have a field day with the rumours about me."
>>25966310You think they'll be looking into anything more about the bandits other than the fact that there's a little less than there usually are?They'd have to infiltrate the bandit camps or physically go nearby and use magical hearing/mind-reading in order to find out that sort of thing.I doubt they'd do that sort of thing on a routine inspection.
>>25966402So, the old ruler just went fucking nuts, started tearing apart the town. They were then stopped by Mina + what can only be described as a shadow demon hurling destructive energy. The new leader of the court is 12 (but is surprisingly effective at their job). There's a new court mage, who had a gender change...and...how powerful are they?We need to be careful.
“Hm... Will the inspectors check the bandit camps for anything out of the ordinary?” you ask. “Very unlikely. ...At least I think so. Anything bandits say tend to be terribly inaccurate, even for bare bones basic knowledge.” Erika replies. “I think they’ll be more focused in Fort Hope more than anything else.” “You mean they won’t check the bandit camps?” you ask. “They won’t find any evidence besides them being all dead. The mercenaries at the camps back home could probably say they bandits have been vanishing and they may take note of it, but seeing as how bandits and barbarians move in and out all the time, they may just discount it as them moving away.” Erika says. “They’ll probably take notice of the bandits missing, but how much weight they’ll assign to it is up to the person investigating I guess. ...And can we please move to an inside location if we keep talking? This armour is warm but it doesn’t mean I like being outside in the middle of a Fort Hope blizzard.”
Let's go hunting, Erika seems to be in better shape.
>>25966668"Of course... So, you are the strategist, how do you propose we do this? Pincer manoeuvre? Room by Room, Bandit by Bandit?"
you know for Erika's books we could use our performance skills and illusions to turn it into a play of some sorts (if she wants)
"Of course... So, you are the strategist, how do you propose we do this? Pincer manoeuvre? Room by Room, Bandit by Bandit?" you ask Erika. “All of the above of course. Just some... terrorizing bits of them should spook them right into where we need to be.” Erika says as she stands up and dusts herself off. “The blizzard should be able to let us approach the camps. I’ll stand by and try and cut down any sort of straggler that makes it out of your grasp.” “Any suggests on how I should handle the bandits?” you ask. “You were creative when you killed my uncle didn’t you? Just be... a little creative again.” Erika says with a small smile. “Now come on, I’ll show you to the first camp.” After a small trip through the blizzardy like town, Erika shows you to the next bandit camp. Indeed it is quite clear they’re getting ready to move, as many rugged backpacks can be seen laying on the floor while the smells of meat cooking can be smelled wafting through the tents even overlooking them from the fifth floor of a building. No one appears to be in the court yard, everyone gathering strength for the move. “Can you seem them?” Erika asks you. “Yea. Five guards posted on the outside. They appear to be spooked.” you say. “The rest of them are inside. They keep stationed guards to a minimal.” Erika replies. “None of them in the buildings?” you ask. “They claim the buildings are full of angry spirits. Whenever they enter them, they run the risk of the ‘big red eyed angry spirit’ exacting retribution on them.” Erika replies. “Ah... Sebastien...” you reply as you continue to look down.
>>25967340Ooh, Sandact, how can we make aetheric illusions? That some kind of spiritual control or something?
>>25967448aetheric illusions? Like things that appear real on Aether sight?
>>25967569That'd require spirit control. You can make light illusions that appear real to normal sight, but even to IR.
>>25967628do our Solidiograms not have an aetheric form? I had assumed that since they were magic, Erika would be able to see the aether they are made from...
>>25967788She can see them with Aether sight, but most of the time they most certainly don't appear to be a normal aether signature.
>>25967628Then I suggest we start figuring out how to learn that after we've brought our Light Control up to par with our Darkness Control.Being able to make aetheric illusions would be very useful, and can probably be combined with hiding our aura to make ourself look like something else.If we get good enough, we might even be able to imitate a Pride Demon's aura, which would be -incredibly- useful.That's for later, though. For now, I suggest we get crackin' on those bandits.
>>25967826so if we put on a solidiogram play, she would be able to see it then? that's all we were after... some visualisation to go with the story...
>>25967894Oh she'd certainly be able to see it.
>>25967404 "Well, they're scared of the Shadows, so lets use that, possibly with some Solidgrams to enhance the shadows."
>>25967404well then. Our strategist has spoken. Time to carry out operation Harvest 3...
[1/2] "Well, they're scared of the Shadows, so lets use that, possibly with some Solidgrams to enhance the shadows." you say as you get up prepare to walk down to the the bandit camp. Heading down to the floor above the camp, you make a shadow a bit darker just in case someone manages to see you. Putting everything you’ve got into the darkness bit, you begin to cast a dark shadow out over their base. The tower guards look a bit frightened at first with the sudden darkness coming up over the base, inching bit by bit until it blankets the base completely. Warriors from the base come out in spades, holding their axes as they look around in fear, the blustery night suddenly coming in at around noon making things seem incredibly unnerving, far faster and more unnatural than any mere eclipse they may have heard in their lore. It is then you decide to conjure up a soligram copy of your darkness form, slowly by slowly and bit by bit heading towards the base. The shape of a thousand unblinking red eyes gazing in every direction at once yet seemingly all focused on those who gaze upon your form. The crunching of snow being heard as the only noise as it approaches the camp. It doesn’t take long for the first spotters to take notice of your darkness form, crying out in some sort of barbarian tongue as it launches an arrow at your darkness copy, you quickly bending the shape to make it seem like the arrow just seemingly *vanished* as it hit the figure. You can only respond by summoning a tentacle of darkness to lunge out and rip the man from the tower, hurling towards the ground where he lands with a cry as his legs break. As he tries to get back up, he is only greeted by the thousand hungry maws of your pet darkness tentacles. Your darkness form strides past as the darkness tentacles begin to feast on the poor man, ripping him to shreds as his screams rip through the air.
[2/2] The other tower guard looks on in horror and fear, jumping down from his post and screaming out things to the camp below. The spicy feeling of fear flows into your mouth as dozens of people below begin to run around like headless chickens. They try to escape from the base, but find out that each position is blocked by a wall of darkness. Men crying, pleading for their lives as they pound on the darkness walls as your darkness form slowly heads towards them, seeming to effortlessly and brutally murder the very select few that do manage to escape your grasp. The horror seems more like a showpiece more than anything else, and it doesn’t take long before most of the hardcore, warrior bandits are now crying and bowing in front of your darkness form, even the chieftain himself. There are certainly enough men to the Queen’s, but you do wonder for a brief moment for how the women and children are going to fare for themselves. ...Well not because there will be no more bandits hunting them, as when you’re done there will not be many left, but if Leona finds out you did anything bad to noncombatants... well to say she’d take it badly would be an understatement.
>>25968737Really hope that one is just unconscious...I mean, we're not exactly the nicest person, and neither are these people, but jeez.Anyways, now it's time to pronounce 'judgement'. General idea is this: "You who thing you can rule by strength, know that there are always those stronger then you. You who think you can take without consequence, know that all debts shall be paid in full. You who think you can just pray on the weak, know that Justice has come."From there, we need to separate the non-combatants from the combatants, we need to convince the non-combatants that this is not the best place to live anymore, and certainly not the best way. Finally, we need to herd the combatants to the queens.
>>25968749But we didn't really do anything bad to them yet, sure we scared them like nothing else, but that's about it. Unless you meant something else?Let's get this over with quickly shall we?
>>25969040I just think we shouldn't be slaughtering people and not caring. These aren't in any way humane people, but that doesn't mean we can't just illusion that happening while having them wrapped in darkness.And yeah, we really do need to get this over with.
>>25969104>>25969040Very well, I'll gloss over the next base too since there is nothing of major note and will mainly be a repeat of this base. That fine?
>>25969148That is fine by me.
>>25969148As long as we get enough combatants to change someone, and make sure the non-combatants start a new and slightly more honest life somewhere else? Yeah. Should be fine.
We still need to have a 'talk' with the Prophet of the Dark Flame. If he's on the level, we could forward any non-coms to his group...
>>25969347So, lets take the average level of evil in a Snow Pirate, then make a cult within them. We can hope it's good, but honestly? Yeah, no.
[1/2] After this, you envelop yourself into your own darkness form, carefully using tentacles lowering yourself down to the ground while becoming a being of nightmares once more. More people begin to cry out as they see your unholy form stride forth into the camp. A few crying mothers attempting to comfort their children as they cry out, fearing any sort of retribution from you. “Can any amongst you speak English?” you ask the group. “I-I-I c-can B-Black Flame Huntress...” one member of the group cries out in what could barely be considered a small whimper. “Then relay this to the rest of your tribe.” you say as the soligrams you made of fighting men vanish, showing bound and gagged men that were hiding below the darkness itself. “You who think you can rule by strength, know that there are always those stronger than you. You who think you can take without consequence, know that all debts shall be paid in full. You who think you can just pray on the weak, know that Justice has come. You women and children shall be spared, but those who made their life out of human misery, know that your time has finally come. Follow me. If you dare deviate from this path, then I shall return to these grounds once more and not only make you suffer a fate worse than whatever hell you believe in, but I shall personally do the same to your family as well.” Of course you’d never do such a thing actually, but instilling as much fear as possible is making a fairly good meal right now before you give them over to the Queen’s. The men then follow you back to the Shrine without any sort of trouble, though lots of crying and begging to either you or their ancestors can be heard. It doesn’t take much trouble at the shrine either. Just a quick shadowspike graveyard while leaving one behind for yourself to top off. Even Erika admits that she was rather frightened by your performance.
[2/2] The next bandit camp goes roughly the same way as the first. This one appeared to be staying for the long haul, and a few of the men you DID need to put down at Erika’s urging as they kept trying to rally the rest of the barbarians in the camp. A bit of a waste, but you trust Erika’s advice in this. After scrapping the last of the second base, both you and Erika are now in the break room of the shrine building, both of you eating an old world chocolate bar non-chalantly while covered in some of the blood of the bandits. “I didn’t think they’d splatter that much.” you say while taking a bite of the chocolate bar. “...Please don’t ever tell Leona this step of becoming a Succubi.” Erika then asks you while taking a bite out of her levitating chocolate bar. "...And is that it for the day? I'd so like to go back to Amanda's hot tub and fall asleep for... a week preferably..."
>>25969430"I won't tell Leona about this part, the things we do for the ones we love.Let's get you home and into a bath and read you your book. You need some time off."
>>25969430"I agree. The cost for this is not something that she could cope with. Maybe centuries down the road, she may find such information more palatable, but for now, You have my silence. After all, I never told any of you the cost of the ritual, as the price was one I pay... Thank you for helping with this. We can arrange the ritual for after the Inspectors leave."With Water Control, can we whip up a quick drink for Erika? If so;"Though how about a warm drink before heading back? It won't be as good as truly making it, but it should suffice for now..."
>>25969430"Frankly, if I had the time, I'd just use ambient aether from doing musicals, plays, and so on in town. It's over with, at least...Lets speak to the Queens first, possibly get some information from them regarding our next move, and tell them about everything that's been happening. And you're right, a week."
I frankly don't like doing stuff like this but I am at least making the area safer for people who don't prey upon the misery of others.I was thinking at some point at working to make a magical keep to collect aether but that is a long way off. OOC An idea of wondering could we make power conduits, i mean lay lines underground and rout them to the secrete bunker underneath fort hope? problem is that the bunker could go crazy if lay lines where messed with. maybe we could make a fail safe spell that would quickly dispel the entire thing so that it would not explode.
[1/2] "I won't tell Leona about this part, the things we do for the ones we love.” you tell Erika. “But for now, how about we have a hot drink before we head back?” “I’d rather save the drink for the hot tub back home, if you don’t mind Lady Brooklyn.” Erika replies. “None taken. Let's get you home and into a bath and read you your book. You need some time off." you say finishing off your chocolate bar and standing back up. After a long trip back to Fort Hope, the sun is beginning to set after a day of bandit hunting. Luckily Amanda had one of Erika’s books left around, and reacts more with shock about how you plan to read it to her. Leona it happy that you’re doing it for her, but the contents... well she’s happy you’re reading it to her. You begin to read the book and put on a small lightshow for Erika during the process and... wow... This... This is bad. You thought they didn’t write things this sappy. You’re not sure whenever it was around the time a man named Macro rises from the water with immaculate detail discussing his wet body or how a woman recalls a passionate night with her lover, only to discover that it was actually his evil twin. While you’re in sheer disbelief at how corny it is, Erika more than a few times makes small gasp, swoons, and even tears. Women... Women don’t actually read this right? You pray to god that most women don’t read stuff like this and hope Erika is just in a small niche camp. After reading the book and Erika taking a small nap (while in the hot tub), you step out into the hallway.
[2/2] “We warned you.” Amanda says to you. “I’m sorry, but I couldn’t say anything in front of my sister...” Leona says apologizing. “There’s corny but... there has to be a limit... There really should be. This has all the tropes of bad writing into one book...” you say looking at the book in your hands. “So now that you’re done with Erika... Does that mean the ritual to transform us is all ready!?” Amanda says, hardly able to hide her glee. “...Shouldn’t we wait until tomorrow Amanda? I mean it is still a blizzard outside...” Leona says in a worried tone. “So? Such things shouldn’t phase us once we become s... proper ladies.” Amanda says correcting herself. Glacing out of a window at the end of the hall, you can see that the blizzard has died down a bit, but the weather is still a rather harsh sort of wind outside.
>>25970029"Let's give Erika a chance to recover before we go. She's had a long week. But other than that there's no real reason to put this off, we can mitigate the weather problems and this'll give you the most time to adjust."
>>25969999To be clear, the underground bunker that Langy had the superbot in? It didn't use any laylines. It was powered by a cold fusion generator. The same one that powers the Fort Hope walls and gates.The Pride Demons nor Langy messed with it, as they didn't want a thermonuclear explosion.
>>25970029Maybe later, we need to go hunting for a bandit patrol or something because we don't want to accidentally get our soul sucked by accident.
>>25970225We just went through this pile of bandits, I think we refilled on them, we'll have more than enough Aether to give to Amanda and Leona.
>>25970225>Accidentally by accidentI'm retarded and need to read what I write before posting
>>25970237You have 64%, which is certainly enough to share.So bring the girls out to see the Queen's then?
>>25970237True. I feel that Leona is best kept insulated from direct draining from mortals at this time. Amanda will be more open to it... So If Erika give Leona her first meal and we shall provide for Amanda...This of course assumes that Erika wishes to be present for her sisters Ritual... which seeing as though Leona is going to become her Aide, it makes most sense...Though I am curious over what the 'free choice breaking' of a succubus is like. whether there is any fancy effects or just a simple pledge or hand shake or something...Also, make sure that Amanda knows that the cold will still be cold. so wrap up warm.
>>25970325I guess. And I'm assuming that as a demon lord we have different 100% values. As in say Erika has 1000 max and we have 1400 or something max. Would that be correct?
>>25970359That and being an Okarian yes. Remember Okarians can hold more than normal.
“...So long as you dress very, very warmly. The winds have died down a bit now, but we’re not sure when they’ll pick back up again.” you tell them. “But of course! We’ll dress only in the warmest clothing.” Amanda says doing a small curtsy. “...I do hope my heavy winter coat still fits me...” Leona says in a fit of worry. “We’ll set off after Erika wakes back up. Poor girl has been under a lot of stress lately with her training.” you say looking back at the room she was in. “So how about a nice cup of tea to warm ourselves up before we head out hm?” “Oh I’d love that!” Leona says gushing at the thought. “Capital idea Lady Sara! Come, let us retire to my room for a break of tea and biscuits before Erika awakens, then set off towards our future!” Amanda says full of pep. (Once again, I’ll call it here tonight. As before feel free to use the thread to talk. If it is alive in the morning, I’ll begin to update it until it dies. At least Amanda’s sheet would be easy to make... In fact there is an idea, the super sciences that Amanda will know by default. She’ll automatically be knowing EPIKRATO by default, which leaves you with two other pics for her. Miyu’s statsheet states exactly what each power of Superscience is and can do. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YpXFd26JtRt8qFIARE6OPeqdlbYjQN3vvZpLWo7qeXA/edit )
>>25970492EXELIXI (Repairing things) + AUTOMATA (Automation and Intelligent)They make the most sense, all things considered. EXELIXI because seeing how something should be is often easier than seeing how to make it in the first place.AUTOMATA because she just witnessed a giant robot fight and there is a heavily automated bunker for her to study.The fact that these two abilities are two of the ones that seem most useful for fixing trashed giant fighting robots is unrelated to anything else.
>>25970705I think Katastrofi (weapons) and Exelixi (repair) would be better choice
...is it bad that this seems like a really fun setting for an RPG in, not just a quest? To Post-Apocalyptic as Shadowrun is to Cyberpunk.
>>25970735Maybe. Far from a bad choice.Though I do wonder which one just covers...power. Like making supertech generators. As that's one of many things that getting more tech hinges on (though we do have access to a fission generator under the city)
>>25970748I'll need to check to see which one handles supertech generators in all honesty, but I think any of them works. After all you need power for any of your inventions, regardless of what your superscience power is.
>>25970799Reminds me of our game breaking in d20 modern super scienceing a tazer to have a ridiculous save dc and incapacitating enemies with one hit.
>>25970735 was thinking PROSTASIA (defense) and Exelixi (repairs) as power armor would be awesome but i think right now Katastrofi (weapons) and (exelixi) would work better.Thinking Amanda either may view science similar to star trek or maybe magic is just like science it still follows all the rules but spell casters are manipulating different variables. or something completely different.Want to use magic and science to make armor similar to war caster armor from Iron kingdoms.
I think we should avoid a repeat of the slip up we had with the twins. This means doing the transformation early in the morning so we have a full day to go feed on ambient energy and get some basic education in before we seperate. And honestly, we should have the first night as a succubus be spent in our room as a "slumber party" (no need for it to _necessarily_ be a sexy one).
Protestra and AUTOMATA. Protestra because we want her to make armor for us and Automata because it can industrialize things.
>>25971783Pillow fight is mandatory, along with reading Erika's books in odd accents
>>25973382>reading Erika's books in odd accentshttp://youtu.be/5K1RcKJVbHA
>>25970492I vote for EXELIXI (repair and healing) and APOKALYPSI (analysis and communication)>Can make due with lesser quality materials when making inventionsThe phrase is "make do", Sandact. I know you pronounce "due" and "do" the same over there but it's jarring to me.
>>25970492>Miyans are actually GeniusesOh Sandact, you wonderful wonderful person.Exelixi isn't as important as it would otherwise be because we've already got a skiled healer. I recommend Katastrofi (destruction and weaponry) and Automata (getting an Automata factory put together will seriously transform the town. We become the biggest industrial base in the country overnight.)
>>25973804We can't openly transform the town without inuring the wrath of the pride demons who ban technology. remember we are pretending to still be under their thumb.Also, we have 1 mundane doctor in the entire town. He is good, but he is not magically good.
>>25973847I thought the aide would be doing the healing anyway. It seems in line with her personality
>>25973804>Build factory>A gear breaks>Don't have Basic Repair>Have to knock it down and build a new one>Become biggest industrial base in the country overnight>Pride demons send an army to kill everyone for using technologyAutomata will be fantastic to pick up later. It's not a particularly good starting skill.
>>25973894Aides have amazing PERSONAL regeneration innate to them and an affinity for physical feats.... but they are not incapable of magic. so in theory she could learn magic to heal others with magic.
Exelixi; Can not only fix up the Giant Anti-Demon Mech, but also Sebass's equipment, and can make money from the Mercs by repairing their stuff for a fee...Automata; Amanda wanted to go Miyian to make money selling tech. what better way to advance that goal than to start with the ability to mass produce tech...
voting APOKALYPSI and PROSTASIAI think the most important skills to get (in order):PROSTASIA - protectionAPOKALYPSI - information & communicationEXELIXI - healing and upgradesKATASTROFI - kill thingsother skills can be acquired later.>>25973804Exelixi isn't just healing, it is also improvements (biological and mechanical)>>25974033Did you forget about the pride demons? we simply cannot industrialize the town. We must pretend to destroy the giant mech and that we are good little servant of the pride demons.Also, she didn't want to make money selling tech, she wanted to make money using her abilities. There is a difference. (using it means others don't know how you achieve things)
Awake now, but thread won't be for much longer it seems.I'll type up an update until the thread dies. I'll take a small break, then later tonight we'll continue it, since my Saturday morning is somewhat free so far.
After a few hours of Erika just plain relaxing in the hot tub, you all get ready to set off again. Both Leona and Amanda pack up in upon layers and layers of clothing in preparation for the trek towards the shrine. While the fear of bandits is gone, everyone who lives up here knows the real killer is the weather. Come blizzards, no one goes outside and does anything wide scale. Only a small hop across town is usually all that people usually go for, as anything more usually becomes more dangerous than anything else. Both you and and Erika are constantly next to Leona and Amanda, navigating them across the dangerous frozen wastes. “Oh my word! I am so glad to be out of that hellish landscape!” Amanda says removing her snow covered scarf and shaking it off. “Maybe it would’ve been better to wait until morning if the weather was going to be like this. If we had to go any further I don’t think I could’ve made it.” Leona says removing her own scarf. “...Are you sure the bandits in this area are gone?” “The bandits rarely come out this far anyways. They consider the buildings haunted, so we’ll be fine inside.” Erika says. “Pfft! Such silly, superstitious nonsense they believe in!” Amanda says walking into the building, you can tell she’s absolutely giddy. “So where is this ritual room located too!?” Anything you want to tell them before proceeding?
>>25976224Grin and say... something like that
>>25976224"Something like that."
>>25976224"I suggest bracing yourselves.... the first step can be a bit.... jarring..."try to prepare to fall in a less awkward position when the queens pull us into their room...
>>25976224can we go in first, and ask the queens to at wait until everyone lies down comfortably before pulling them in so that we don't fall on their face?
>>25976367but it part of the tradition to have them be surprised.
>>25976390Perhaps Brooklyn can bring some pillows down for her head next time. Assuming she doesn't use Leona.
[1/2] You make a small grin as you remember the ‘hazing’ ritual of the surprise. “Something like that yes...” “What do you mean Lady Sara?” Leona asks. “It’s... difficult to explain. It has to be experienced, as it is hard to talk about.” Erika replies. “When I woke up I was aching in certain places...” “Aches?” Leona asks blinking. “How can a room be hard to explain?” Amanda asks. “...You’ll see. For now just stay close to Erika and I. The next part has lots of trip over and we don’t want you getting hurt.” you say spawning a weak light orb as you begin to head down the stairs towards the shrine room. You carefully bring Amanda and Leona through the construction zone. While Leona needs near constant encouragement from Erika, Amanda needs what could be considered a leash more than anything else. After you cautiously make your way down to the shrine area, trying to be a bit more careful about the position you land in so that you don’t wake up with a sore back or worse. ****** “PILLOW FIGHT!” Lamia says suddenly slapping your face with a pillow. “What the!?” you say waving your arms out in protest from the fluffy onslaught, only to wake up to see that both you and the girls are currently on a very large bed, capable of holding virtually all of the Queen’s and you. All of the Queen’s are wearing pajama’s as they look at you.
[2/2] “...Are we interrupting something?” Erika asks them. “Well we were wondering whenever or not you’d be coming tonight, so by the time you arrived we were all ready for bed.” Miyu says, wearing pajama’s covered in highly stylized teddy bears. “We were going to change... That is until Lamia decided to wake you up of her own accord.” Janine says with a hint of irritation in her voice, dressed in a light green teddy. “Uh... What? This is a dream right?” Amanda asks as she looks around the astral prison. Leona looks on at the Queen’s, a mixture of both horror of looking at their demonic forms yet sheer utter confusion of why they’re all in their pajama’s. Never... Never an ordinary visit with the Queen’s it seems... “Well being original is a charm in of itself.” Janine replies. “I said don’t read my mind without permission!” you shout back at Janine. “Reading your mind? Heaven’s no! It was just simply all over your faces.” Janine says with a smug smile.
That'll be it for this thread. Feel free to mention what to say/do next.Yes, the talk of pillows and slumber parties influenced me.
>>25977152>What to do nextPillow fight, obviously. Which of the Queens would be worst at dodging? I'm guessing the Aide Queen, aim for her.
>>25977152Be thankful they are at least wearing pajamas. Check Miyu's pillows to see if she cheats and fills them with rocks. Lamia cheating can be assumed.
>>25977152"As you can see Leona, being centuries old demons does not stop them from doing stuff like this... Either way, Introductions. Amanda, Leona, These are Oksana, Lamia, Janette, Janine, Purple, Miyu, Carine and Roselle. Amanda, if you want the specifics of Miyian Succubi, speak with Miyu, They are Her Clan after all... And Leona, you'll want Janette. Now, If you'll excuse me"grab a pillow"Lamia wants to play it seems"
>>25977612I'll seconds this. If Lamia wants a pillow fight, she'll get a pillow fight.
>>25977768We must join forces to subdue Lamia. Because little sisters are there for older sisters to beat on.
>>25977612I like this, though we should probably put in "Leona, Amanda, these are the Succubi Queens Oksana, Lamia, ..." make it clear who they are before we start smacking Lamia with a pillow. >>25977504Nah, Aide is going to be pretty good at physical stuff, Oksana however, she's going to be the least physical of the Queens, we may have half a chance against her.Also, after pillow fighting we need to goof off with Oksana, make some tea, and vent about life in private.
>>25978902My thoughts were that Oksana probably trained dodge a lot like we're doing, for survivability while spell-slinging. Aide will be used to jumping in front of things to take hits for other people and using her massive defences, not dodging.
>>25977612this is the most wonderful idea !I shall second it.
>>25978987Maybe, but Okarians in general are much worse at physical stuff, and that'd include dodging, and dodging is a form of defense, you don't want to take every hit even if you're tough as nails.Janette would spend a lot more time up close with people, she'd have a lot more brawling experience than Oksana would would probably keep her distance much like we do. I'd still think of Oksana as an easier target in a straight pillow fight.And I think we all know that you don't get into a pillow fight with Purple and expect to win.Also, we're going to hit Lamia with a pillow because she started it.
>>25979098Oksana is like us but better in every way. We can't beat her. At least with the other Queens while they are a lot stronger than us we have our own advantages that they don't.
>>25979098By gimped physical abilities, I mean mainly by demonic standards. Note that Brooklyn, being an Okarian, cannot buy super strength or more ranks of demonic toughness. Buying dodge up however can be raised as high as you desire.
>>25979269Yeah, but I think in a pillow fight we still have the highest chance against Oksana instead of any of the others. >>25979284Bah, who needs Super Strength and Demonic Toughness, that's what throwing more magic at the problem is for.
>>25979363Wrong, that's what superpowered armor is for.