You were born to Javeis and Lilianne Starkhaven, a pair of unassuming craftsmen living in an unassuming town.When you were five, you were identified as possessing magical power by Imperial Scryers. Your parents were shocked at this, having had no mage in their family for as long as any of them could remember. Under the Control of Magic Edict, issued by Emperor Levaeus II quite a few hundred years ago, all individuals possessing magical power must undergo formal training in order to control it to prevent unintentional and potentially disastrous use of magic, as well as to better segregate and control magi after the surprisingly brief War of the Wizards. The War of course, was ended when Helionas the Red’s shield failed to completely reflect Jonathan Killburn’s beam of disintegration. Despite the somewhat anticlimactic ending, the casualties were in the hundreds of thousands, and it was unanimously decided by the government that Magic had to be controlled and regulated. For this reason, you were taken to the Fifth Circle Academy, the Empire's main and premier Magical Academy.But first... are you a boy, or a girl?>Voting and Rolling: In cases of voting, I'll take the first to reach three votes, and for rolling, the best of three with the exception of critical fails.
>>26439322We have a ponos
Rolled 8Girlalso D100?I use D100
Rolled 3>>26439364So did I. I'm this anon >>26439357
Rolled 1>>26439379>>26439364>>26439357You are a man. Now... what is your name?>1d100 will be used for determining general things. The d20 I'm rolling now is for determining something else that will be important later.
Rolled 10>>26439414MAGIC MCSPELL
Rolled 41>>26439414Richard Longshank, but our friends call us Dick.On a slightly more serious note, random name generator says Asif Ahmed.
Rolled 86>>26439414HAIRY MCTERRORCASTLE
Rolled 61>>26439456Forgot muh roll
Rolled 18>>26439414Elizabeth.We're a crossdresser.
>>26439504>Seriously Anon? Seriously?You are HAIRY MCTERRORCASTLE. Your parents had the good sense not to name you this at birth, but on discovery of your magical powers you insisted on being called this, threatening to turn people into toads if they didn't.Nobody really took your threats seriously, but most people call you 'Hair'. The Magisters give you odd looks when they read your name off the list, and you get a lot of snickers from your fellow students. But fuck them! It's your name and you love it! At least, you did when you were younger.Taken to the Academy at age Ten, you spent five years learning meditation, self control, and mundane studies such as history, arithmetic, reading and writing. Elective classes included Runes, Basic Gardening, Astronomy, and Biology. All the while, they drilled into your mind and the minds of your fellow students, both the sheer power and danger of magic.Now fifteen, you enter the final phases of your education. Some of your friends and fellow students opted (or were forced) instead to drop out of the Academy, in favour of mundane pursuits, although they will be closely monitored by the Empire to ensure they do not secretly attempt to practice magic unregulated. You, however, will pursue a full fledged career as a Mage.
>>26439677You are called into the Grand Hall, a place you have never set foot prior to this moment. It is exhilarating to be able to enter the restricted zones now that you are deemed ready. The one hundred students around you are all abuzz with excitement, finally receiving the opportunity meet some of the more famous mages of the time. The student next to you, your close friend Lutharius, a short, dark haired boy is practically sparking with joy, at the opportunity to meet his childhood hero, the Archmagister Jasper.The Archmagister is said to be one of the most powerful Magi in the Empire ever, if not the most powerful Magi. Teaching the School of General Magic, there are thousands of stories told about him by the younger students, ranging from he’s secretly a thousand years old, he’s a vampire, a god in human form, he’s a lich, and so forth, and that’s not even getting into his rumoured exploits. Splitting mountains with a flick, moving the Sun and Moon, for any conceivable act there is a story where the Archmagister has done it and made it look easy.You can see the assembled magisters, sitting up on the podium, wearing different brightly coloured robes to signify the School of Magic they teach. Stories also abound of them and their powers and exploits but to a much lesser extent than the Archmagister, with the exception of the Magister of Force Magic. A tall, wiry man wearing bright orange robes, he has his fingers laced together and appears to be repeating some sort of mantra or maybe a speech he is to deliver. Not a single soul in the Academy does not know who he is, if only because he has the very terrible habit of walking through doors, walls, and just about anything else that stands in his way. The entire Academy was redesigned twenty years ago to prevent repetitive damage, so that there were direct routes to everywhere from everywhere.Everyone is still muttering to each other but they are waiting for the presence of the Archmagister.
>>26439716Then there is a rumbling. Soft, but present. Some of the Magisters immediately look at the Magister of Force with expressions that can only mean ‘Is this your doing?’. One of the Magisters, wearing almost painfully bright white robes does not react at all - you realise he’s actually sleeping. Suddenly, the area behind the lectern begins to crack and splinter. The Magister in yellow palms her face. Emerging from the ground like a statue or a pillar, there is a figure garbed in extravagant red robes. The robes of the Archmagister. This is him.“Good morning students.” He says. It’s quiet, but rings out perfectly clear - you assume with the assistance of magic. So useful. “I’d like to welcome you to the Senior Campus. I’m sure it has been a very grueling five years for all of you, and I congratulate you on making it this far. Pat yourselves on the back.” He pauses. Some of the students do so. “Pleasantries aside, it is time to decide your future. I know, it’s a bit tough to decide what to become so young. But you have a long life ahead of you, and if you are ever unsure of your decision, feel free to change it. Education is a lifelong pursuit. It doesn’t stop if you leave the Academy. And who says you have to leave? I never left.” He stares at all of you for a few seconds.He’s a short man, with slightly longish red hair and a youthful face. His face is set in a plainly neutral expression and his quiet voice is a complete deadpan, with neither inflection nor emotion. “But now, the choice."
>>26439756"There is no need to rush, there is never a need to rush. Take calmly, take it surely, one step at a time. But you must decide the School of Magic. Will you learn the art of Abjuration and Shielding, as taught by Magister Lyssa?” The Magister in yellow stands up and moves forward a bit. “Perhaps you will learn the art of Healing and Restoration from Magister Gareth?” The Magister in green, a shabby, unshaven male, heaves up and shuffles forward with a pronounced slouch. “Is it Illusion and Mystery that draws you to Magister Fayleve?” The Magister in purple seems to float across the ground, wispy hair and spaced expression give her an airy look. She curtsies. “Or are you drawn to the art of Enchanting and Artifice, learning under Magister Alaine?” The Magister in blue shoots up, and strides forward with crossed arms, glowering at the amassed students.“For the Elementally inclined, perhaps it’s Magister Elizabeth’s tutelage you seek.” Very slowly, almost dramatically so, the Magister in brown rises from her seat, and advances to stand in the line with the others. “For the relentless and persistent among you, you’ll find a place in Magister Ranafiel’s Force Magic.” The Magister in Orange stands up, and walks forward relatively sedately, still muttering under his breath. “For those who seek the knowledge of Summoning and Binding, Magister Pythianne will be sure to educate you." The Magister in black practically bounces forward, cheerfully waving at all the students with the excitement of a hyped up squirrel. Her bouncing cleavage goes unnoticed by nobody, except the Archmagister and the Magister in white who remains sleeping still.
>>26439774“Alchemy and Potions are the domain of Magister Ahavans.” The Magister in Grey stumbles to his feet slightly, and attempts to join the line, but trips suddenly, flailing his arms. Landing with a thud, he struggles to his feet again, looking awkward and more than a little embarassed. None of the other Magister’s acknowledge his fall. “And finally, last but not least, is the school of Divination as taught by Magister Vann.” The Magister in white, the last remaining Magister, still does not awaken, and makes no move to do so anytime soon. Nobody seems to acknowledge this.“But all this specialisation… isn’t it a little boring? I think so. Why learn one school, when you can learn all of them? If you agree, perhaps you’ll join me in my school of General Magic.” He nods confidently at his own words and stares down at everyone. “I’m sure you all have a lot to think about. Mull it over, dwell on it, but do have a decision by tomorrow. If you change your mind that’s fine, but we all have to start somewhere.” Seemingly done, he begins to rotate slowly without moving his feet. He accelerates gradually, until he is nothing more than a spinning blur and descends back into the ground with the noise of churning stone.
>>26439322>5000 shotguns lying aroundIf only.
>>26439785Lutharius turns to you, as you and the other students begin to leave the Grand Hall. “Isn’t he the coolest thing ever?!” He gushes, still completely giddy to have laid eyes upon his childhood hero. “I mean, I didn’t know about you, but I could just feel the magic! I am so enlisting in the General School! Can you imagine learning under Archmagister Jasper?” You’re fairly sure he’s about to squeal in unbridled joy.What do you do?>Discuss it with Lutharius>Mull over the Schools of Magic>Talk to the other Students>Try to talk to a Magister>Write in?
Rolled 31>>26439785FORCE MAGICIT IS THE FIRST STEP IN BECOMING A MUSCLE WIZARD.
>>26439785I thought Vaan was a pirate.
>>26439827>Mull over the Schools of MagicAnd>Try to talk to a Magister
Rolled 3>>26439785CAST FLASHY SPELL INTO AIR, CATCH SOME ATTENTION FROM THE ARCHMAGUS. WE GO MOXIE.Gen-Mag with Jasper!
>>26439827>Alchemy and Potionswe magic meth cookers
Rolled 15>>26439827Pshaw, Divination. Predict the market. Get rich.
Rolled 77Summoning and Binding is best school of magic. Always.
>>26439935Agreed. Succubi all the way. Whore them out to the other students for money and get them to do stuff for you. Rent out servants to other students.we need to make a business people. We have the makings of a labor force here.
>>26439972Also, we should probably go more than just summoning/binding.Perhaps we could be a RAAAAAAAINBOW Wizard in that respect.
>>26440006Well yeah, we're not going to learn JUST summoning and binding. There is a "general" school, but I think summoning and binding specialty would net us a good base to become powerful with. Let's see what OP does, though. I'm eager to get started.
RAWR, I AM THE GREAT IMPATIENT ONE. MAOR PLZ
>So, is it Summoning and Binding you want to specialise in?>Mull over the Schools of MagicYou've heard a lot about the classes from some of the more friendly older students, and the occasional Magi.Magister Ahavans of Alchemy is a theoretical genius, but forbidden from performing a lab demonstration due to his terrible track record. Something about being a klutz.The Archmagister's classes are informative, but he is a renowned eccentric.Magister Alaine tends to drive students out of his class by demeaning their work relentlessly. He has made many of them cry.Magister Fayleve's classes apparently involve a lot of sitting around and imagining before actual illusions.That's all you know though.
>>26440301Yeah, I think that's what I wanted and I got the highest roll seen here (>>26439927) which is Magister Pythianne. I thought that was specific enough. I'll be more specific in the future.
>>26440361Apologies, I probably should've been more specific - seeing as the School of Magic is a very important decision, I wanted to get a more general consensus. Nonetheless, Summoning and Binding it is.>writing
>>26440403Pfft.WE'RE THE RAINBOW.WE WILL MASTER EVERYTHING
You make up your mind to join the School of Summoning/Binding. After all, what's cooler than summoning and binding creatures to your will? Nothing, that's what. Besides... you could sell your services. A little cash never hurt anyone.You inform Lutharius of your decision. He pouts at you slightly. "I was actually hoping you'd join me in General Magic... but, well, it's your decision. Come on! We need to get our Dorm room! Do you think they'll put us together?"He grabs you by the sleeve and begins to drag you towards the Notice Board placed just outside.>roll d6 to determine room mate
Rolled 4>>26440488I WANT A SEXY MAGUS
Oooh, hello, what's this? Is it too late to join in?
>>26440513You find your name 'Hairy McTerrorcastle', with a name you don't recognise. Lutharius pouts once more at the realisation that no, you are not roommates. "Well... at least we're on the same floor. Do you know uh... Jaqul?""No. Do you?" He shakes his head, frowning slightly. You suppose it's to be expected. There were too many students for you to know, after all. You'll meet him soon you suppose.You consult the map once more to ensure you know where you're heading. Lutharius follows you at a sedate pace, babbling idly about how excited he is.You part ways once you reach your floor, your rooms on opposite ends of the building. He asks you one more time if you won't reconsider joining him in General Magic but you decline - Summoning is your calling. You know it.You attempt to open your door and find it locked.>Response?
Rolled 1>>26440675KNOCK THE FUCK OUT OF IT.
>>26440675yea we can be study buddies then high five him
>>26440675Is there a list of magic we know already?Also, knock the Jurassic Park theme on the door.
>>26440732You know how to channel Magic, and some minor cantrips.>Cantrips known:>Light>CompassYour Magic, whilst neither unruly nor focused, seems... unsuited for most general magic. You once tried to enchant a ring with a Light cantrip and it... melted. Your Teacher just kind of hmm'd.
>>26440782Lets just knock then.
Rolled 14>>26440732I second Jurassic Park theme, but we must sing it in obnoxious BUM BUM BUM sounds.
Rolled 19>>26440782Uh, what's the limit of the Compass Cantrip? Can it point to specific objects?
>>26440811>>26440732>>26440689You knock on the Door. Musically. It's an old tune you remember from some strange performance an Illusionist put on when you were six. Something about Dinosaurs.There is a silence. Then the door opens. A short, hooded male with tan skin and dark hair glares up at you. "... What. Is. It?" He says quietly, with a hint of steel. He doesn't seem like a very happy person. Or a very nice person.You have a feeling this is Jaqul. You have a feeling you are going to get along [sarcasm]swimmingly[/sarcasm].
>>26440882I'm your room mate, that's all.Shouldn't I have some keys to the room too?
>>26440828>Compass (Divination)>Directs the caster to North.>An upgraded version of this Cantrip exists. Locate (Divination) points the caster in the direction of a single item, location or person. Short range only.
>>26440882I'm your room mate, nice to meet you. Quit bein' such a puss. Where can I get a key?"
Rolled 99>>26440882Alright. In that case we should study ahead of time and, after the character gets sick of that, troll for rumors about our Magister so we can get on his/her good side.
>>26440921>>26440976>>26440994You make a note to study Summoning later to try and get a leg up on the class. Maybe ask around to see what Magister Pythianne is like."I'm your room mate." He gives you a blank look. "... Your name is Hairy McTerrorcastle." His voice is two parts deadpan to one part incredulous. "Yes. Yes it is."He stands there in the doorway for about five minutes as he tries to decide what exactly to make of you. Ultimately, he sighs, stands aside and lets you in. "I thought it was a joke."The room is somewhat small. It's rather clearly split into two - a bed against the left and right sides, a pair of desks right up against the back wall, and closer to the door are wardrobes. Some identical books are present on each desk - one of his is already open. The room is illuminated by a chandelier hanging above the room, and you have personal candles at your desks."If it's not already obvious, I'm Jaqul. Don't bother me and I won't bother you." His request delivered, he returns to his book.>Sleep>Bother Jaqul>Study>Go find Lutharius>Do something else?
>>26441279Are there any other students out and about on our floor? Let's meet some people.Otherwise, study ahead.
>>26441279>>Bother Jaqulask all questions in a valley girl accent
>StudyWe need to know more.
I believe I got a 99 on this topic a little bit above.
>>26441279>I thought it was a joke too, but then I turned five.StudySTUDY THE SHIT OUT OF THOSE BOOKS
Are we voting now?
Regardless, study is the gest option. If this takes all night, ask fellow summoners about the magister so we can be good student and network.
>>26441602>When I said rolling 1d100 would be used to determine general things, I was actually referring to the outcome. I rolled with it mostly to get things going but I'll phase it out soon. My fault for not being clear.You make up your mind to study. Seeing as you'll be taking Summoning/Binding, you open the book that seems most related to this subject.'Summoner's Spotting Guide: Things That Should Not Be and You - by Vailean Wretchbringer'... Lovely.It's a basic guide on things that can be summoned, without a great detail on the how side. It also goes into some detail about binding these creatures.Summoning is generally a two part process, but technically Summoning and Binding are separate processes. You call the being you wish to summon into the Material realm and bind it. Modern Summoning Magic combines these processes in an attempt to prevent mishaps.You do however, learn of a minor Summoning spell.>Spell learned!>Summon Imp (Summoning)>You summon and bind a small, winged creature. The creature is bound to your will and must do your bidding. Lasts for 1d4 hours. Requires a 35 on a d100 to prevent binding failure.
>>26441773>Spells known>Cantrips:>>Light (Elemental)>>Compass (Divination)>Summon ImpAn hour has passed. You can continue reading the book and potentially learn another summoning spell, or you may do something else. Curfew is in three hours.>If continue reading, another hour will pass. Roll a 1d100 to learn a spell.>Something else?
Rolled 83>>26441842SUCCUBUS MOTHERFUCKER
>>26441773>blargh, probably should make it clearer - 35 or HIGHER on a d100 to prevent binding failure. Binding failure involves exactly what you expect.
Rolled 48>>26441861FUCK YEAH, SUCCUBI
Alright, I suggest we recruit Jaqul into an experiment and set up some precautions. Can we see a cage or something to make one with? You'd think a summoner's dorm would have one.Convince Jaqul to read up and help on the grounds of we'll do it anyways and rogue imps are an asspain. summon into cage, bind. Jaqul binds if we fail. reattempt binds before the little bastard escapes.Oh, if no cage, hunt for one.
Rolled 26On second thought, that plan of mine was half-cocked. The major issue with summoning seems to be binding. Let's study binding safety and efficiency, cooperative binding being a good thing to look out for.
>>26442213>>26441954>>26441861You continue to read the book in hopes of learning another Summoning Spell. Specifically 'Summon Hot Bitches'.You do not learn Summon Hot Bitches, unfortunately. However>Spell learned!>Ahazi's All Seeing Eye (Summoning)>You summon a small eye and bind it to your will. The Eye floats, and with a little mental focus, can be seen through. Seeing through Ahazi's All Seeing Eye prevents you from seeing normally as long as you do so.>A 75 or higher is required to successfully bind this. Failure to bind this entity will cause it to leave.Another hour has passed, and you're beginning to think the book contains nothing of any real power. You suppose they wouldn't give you a book teaching you how to summon anything really useful on your first day. You flip through the book for more information on Binding. The Book mentions that having multiple magi around to bind the creature should the original caster fail is a common place practice when dealing with anything with any real power. Summoning Circles are often made of trusted companions - after all, if the eldritch terror you summon is bound by someone who then uses it destroy all of you, they're certainly off the Christmas Card list.>How to proceed?
Rolled 12>>26442261Don't try and summon anything yet.What does anything say about lowering the binding rolls.
>>26442297>If you get others to help you, you can roll multiple binding rolls. Yours is taken first, followed by the highest - as an example, you and three other magi attempt to summon and bind something. You roll 4d100 - the first is taken as yours. If it succeeds, it's bound under you. If it fails, then the highest successful roll is taken to have bound it in your place.
>>26442261Christmas Card list.so lets go Summoning a cupid
Rolled 87>>26442337I mean, aside from other people.
>>26442337>Addendum because I'm forgetful: Lowering spell rolls will come from practice. Classes, Books and just general practice will improve your ability to cast spells.
>>26442015This man speaks sense.
Alright, next up to study: Other precautions. The equivelant of dimensional anchor, magic circles, charm spells in case binding fails, and other safety measures.If nothing of value, we should ask the roomie about our professor and then explore while trolling for rumors about the prof
>>26442423Again with your speaking of sense!
cant tell if samefagging...
>>26442423You flip through the book in an attempt to find any more precautions. Magic Circles are mentioned in passing but not elaborated upon.The rest of the book appears to be more creatures and their natures. Sighing, you turn to Jaqul, who is absorbed entirely in 'Beginner's Illusions'."Uh... you wouldn't happen to know anything about Magister Pythianne would you?" He turns the page. "... She summons.""... Well, yes, I knew that. But... what she's like or anything like that?" Jaqul sighs, apparently resigning himself to the fact that no, you will not leave him alone."I don't know her and I'm not likely to know her. My second cousin did Summoning but dropped out into Illusions. The Magister is..." He mulls it over, attempting to find the right word."She likes what she summons. She likes it a lot. Other people don't." With that, he turns back to his book.That's... interesting you suppose?>Ask other students? You can still hear some light laughter outside.>Study another book>Study this book>Go to sleep - it's one hour and a half to curfew.
Rolled 6>>26442588STUDY THE BOOK.WE MUST LEARN ALL IT'S SECRETS.
>She likes what she summonsWhy do I think I know where this is going?Anyway, sleep. We're gonna need it for the morning.
>be right back, going to get something to eat
>>26442588Well, we have someone who likes tentacles. If we "discover" this, we should act like we totally understand and aren't bothered in any way.On the subject of what do, we should talk to the students outside, asking about the summoner magister and rumors. Once it hits curfew, snoozy time and then we go to class, totally prepared by our knowledge of stuff.
>>26442839>>26442705>>26442626>We appear torn in three different directions.You certainly feel like sleeping, but at the same time, you want to know more about Summoning and it's Magister.Deciding on a course of action, you take your book and head out to the lounge.There are a trio of students sitting on the communal lounges. Lutharius you recognise immediately, the other two not so much.All three are sitting around each other, talking animatedly.>Talk to them>Sit down by yourself>Something else?
>>26442954Talk to them! Listen in on the conversation, segue to the topic of interest, the Magister, when convenient.
Rolled 37>>26442954[X] Fuck off and see if we can find someone important
>>26442954>>Talk to them
>>26443169Well, if the plebs know something, it could be useful. Granted, it might be utter garbage, but it's better than flying blind. That's why we use economics.
>>26443110>>26443176Lutharius notices your approach and waves at you animatedly. The other two turn to look at you and give you friendly smiles.The one on the left, a tall brunette holds out his hand. "I'm Naltan, pleased to meet you." After you shake his hand, the other student holds his out as well, a broad-shouldered blonde. "Drazeen."You introduce yourself as Hair. "We were just talking about the Schools. Drazeen's doing Elemental and you were going into...?" Lutharius trails off as he looks at Naltan expectantly, and a little sheepishly. "Healing.""I'm going into Summoning myself." Drazeen moves over slightly so you can sit. "What do you know of the Magisters?" Lutharius looks like he's about to start singing the praises of the Archmagister again, but Drazeen cuts him off."Not much." Naltan shrugs as well."I know Magister Gareth is apparently a prodigy at healing. I wouldn't go into Summoning personally... some of the stories..." He shudders. Lutharius rolls his eyes."Please, they're just stories! She wouldn't summon something that terrible on the first day.">response?
>>26443385Explain the shit out of yourself.
>>26443385"Well, if she does something flashy, she'd probably have it all under control. After all, she knows what's she's doing, eh?... Pants-shittingly terrifying stuff would probably weed out those without the stomach for it.... what's that about those stories?"
>>26443437>>26443477Lutharius blinks slightly, and fidgets with the hem of his robe."Well... One of the students I talked to earlier said she summoned this... thing? It had a name, but I can't really remember. And it was... all covered in eyes that never blinked. Some of the student's felt sick, and she just stood there talking about how cute and adorable it was.""Why'd they feel sick?" Naltan shudders at your interjection. "It was making this horrible noise, that she apparently called 'warbling'. I'm never setting foot in her class."You nod slowly. Interesting, you suppose. Something to look forward to... or dread.>response?
>>26443385What stories explain?
>>26443660Shrug.I thought it was worse, some dude I know was thinking about summoning succubi and whatnot.
>>26443660say "I Hairy Mcterrorcastle look forward to participating in such a class that is lead by a teacher with such excellent bouncing breasts"
>Hairy McTerrorcastleJames Vega strikes again.
>>26443739Sorry bro, she's a loli.
Rolled 90>>26443660"Interesting, thanks for the update." After that? I think it's time to go to bed and curl up with a book.
Rolled 49>>26443713>>26443793>>26443739You shrug at them. "I thought it was worse. Some dude I know was thinking about summoning Succubi and whatnot." Lutharius wrinkles his nose, and the other two chuckle lightly at that. "Horny bastard." Naltan adds in helpfully."Well. That was interesting, thanks for the update. But I, Hairy McTerrorcastle, look forward to participating in such a class that is lead by a teacher with such excellent bouncing breasts." Your serious declaration is met with laughter and an incredulous look from Lutharius followed by an amused smile. You bid them goodnight and go back to your room. Jaqul is lying motionless on the bed, sleeping silently.You curl up in your own bed, and begin reading until you fall asleep, dreaming of strange eldritch terrors and giant, glistening boobs.
>>26443953You feel a hand shake your shoulder. A muttered phrase you can't discern. You are very warm. It's very comfortable. The shaking repeats itself. Harder this time."Wha..." You mumble."Wake up Castle." You open your eyes blearily. Jaqul is leaning down over you, an expression of mild annoyance. "The schedules have arrived."To further extend his point, he shoves one of the aforementioned schedules into your face. Pulling it back a little so you can actually see what's written, you realise it's yours.You have Summoning today, in an hour and a half.>Get there early?>Talk to Jaqul?>Talk to other students?>Do something else?
>>26444020Breakfast Mother fucker we need a good meal to start the day.
>>26444020Get there early. Bring all the texts. If the teacher's there say we've read x, y, and z and then ask about what bits to study up on before class starts.
>>26444063Well yeah, after fooding of course.
>>26444020> Castle, he says.I third the breakfast!
>>26444108>>26444092>>26444063Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and you certainly aren't skipping it! There's a kitchen on the bottom floor you can use to make delicious food.You mention breakfast to Jaqul and he nods quietly but instead heads over to the direction of the communal showers. Presumably for showering.This leaves you alone in the thankfully well stocked kitchen.>Make something quick and easy>Cook something (1d100)>Will you prepare breakfast for anyone else whilst your at it?
Rolled 46>>26444246Rolling for making a big pot of dem oatz people can share, with some berries and nuts. And eggs florentine.
Rolled 5>>26444246>>Cook something (1d100)eggs Benedict, some fresh squeezed OJ, big side of bacon make plenty, offer some to roommate and buddy
>>26444246Make something quick and easy. It's the first day after all. Make something for our roomie in the mean time. It's good to make friends early on before they find out you're actually an asshole.
>>26444246>>26444246quick and easy for us
>>26444299>>26444334>>26444339You make some toast to begin with, chewing on it lightly as you make oats for everyone. Nothing like food to earn some goodwill.Jaqul emerges quietly from the Showers, drying his hair with a stoic expression. Plopping a book on the nearby bench ('Magical Theory: Vol 1'), he begins reading it quietly as you cook.Lutharius and Drazeen stumble down the stairs, yawning intermittently and mumbling greetings. It's fairly early in the morning, and most people are only getting up now."Mmm... are those berries? Can I have some?" Lutharius gives you a pleading look but you tell him it was for everyone anyway. Drazeen gives you a grateful look before heading to the showers as well.>Actions?
>>26444554Finish cooking, hand out food to Jaqul, Lutharius, and Drazeen. Check time, see if we can chat a bit and still get there early. If not, chat a bit while we eat then head out. If so, sit and chat a bit while we eat and a hang a bit longer before heading out.I still think we should get there early so we can ask the questions mentioned in >>26444073
Finish breakfast. Get to class.
>>26444554Hork down breakfast and powerwalk like the king shit we are down to class
>>26444554We should head to class early to talk with the teacher and score some brownie points.
>>26444828I like this scheme
>>26444604>>26444762>>26444828You dole out food to everyone currently present. Delicious oats for everyone! You're fairly sure Drazeen sees you as a friend now, but he doesn't know you that well. Jaqul for his part remains stoic but not as irritated by you as he normally is.However, you want to get to your class early, maybe catch the Magister pre-lecture. Consulting the map once more, you head off towards the Summoning Chambers. With the swagger in your step, you get a few odd looks and the occasional sneer. You know the truth though. They just need to step up their game.The Summoning Chambers are dimly lit, floating candles hovering around so that at the very least you can find your way around the windowless dungeon. Underground in case of a binding gone wrong, the air is cool and damp.However, your nose is full of the scent of incense. The Lecture Chamber, a large circular room with stepped benches on the walls, is occupied by a single figure in black. Magister Pythianne. Short, curvaceous, with frizzy black hair and cheerful face.She's preoccupied with drawing a Magic Circle on the ground with a piece of chalk, humming some pleasant tune to herself. She has not noticed you.>Actions?
>>26444828i third this
>>26444961Psst her. Then engage swag.
>>26444961Walk straight up, get her to turn around (shoulder tap or something), look that woman dead in her optics bulbs and say, "Good Morning, Professor. Hairy McTerrorcastle, your new top student. Pleased to make your acquiantance."
>>26445007I like this plan
>>26445007This.... plus asking what we can do to prepare for class.
>>26444961gah I got here too late... fuck I wanted to do caniving illusionist who sneaks around and steals things while using illusion to trick everybody... hell get good with a dagger to go with it
>>26444995>>26445007"Pssst." You whisper, attempting to get her attention. She doesn't seem to notice and continues humming her lulling tune, drawing out a complicated rune with her piece of chalk.You try again. Still no reaction. Deciding a more direct approach is necessary, you walk forward, mindful of the circle, and tap her on the shoulder."AH! Oh! Sorry! I didn't notice you there!" She says, hurriedly. "Good morning Magister. Hairy McTerrorcastle, your new top student. Pleased to make your acquaintance." She takes in your appearance and a glint appears in her eyes. "A student? Early? Ohhhh, you must be so eager to learn!""I can't blame you! Ahh, did you read the Guide? Tell me you read the guide!" You nod slowly. She hugs herself, swaying from side to side with a squeal of joy. You aren't sure what's happening. "What did you think of the Gurgling Terror? ISN'T IT THE CUTEST THING EVER?! I mean, I prefer the Eater of All Things, because, teeth, you can't go wrong with more teeth, but the whole made of mouths thing has nothing to the ones that sing!" She lets out another squeal."Oh! I'm rambling aren't I! Sorry, I do that, I just get so excited, I mean, how can you not, when they're all so wonderful, and fantastic, but, I'm doing it again... aren't I?""Er... yes. I uh... agree. Is there anything I should do to prepare for class?"She puts her finger on her chin, making thoughtful 'hmmm' noises. "Well, if you've done some reading, it should be fine. This is just going to be an introductory session for now. But! Would you like to help me draw the Circle?">yes>no>take a third option
>>26445218Yes, we'll help. Experience drawing a magic circle will be what we need. Plus, brownie points. Also, agree that those things are as adorable as she seems to think, or at the very least, look awesome.We should also keep a visual diary of what we summon, to bond with our prof.
>>26445227Draw that shit out with teach.>>26445218It's cool bro. You're going to participate in the epic tale of Hairy McTerrorcastle: A TRUE Pimp Storyhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkJjWOYvyTY
>>26445262I like the visual diary idea, also.
>>26445277I am so glad Hairy McTerrorcastle is taking off so well. I expected the GM to ignore it and move on. Thank James Vega he didn't.
>>26445277I had a hearty lol at the video,mood restored. >aquire your "healing" friends physical tools, which should include restrairs>For when you actually get to summon hot bitchez>in the mean time use it on the rolling blobs of goo you summon too
>>26445355You know, I actually hated it at first, but it grew on me real damn quick. Hairy McTerrorcastle, man of destiny.
>>26445227lets draw some circles!
Rolled 16>>26445227>yesIT'S SUMMONING TIME!
Rolled 73>summon Cthulu
Rolled 99, 61, 73, 95, 41 = 369>>26445355I was tempted to, but thought it would be against the spirit of questing.>>26445262>>26445277>>26445392You smile at her and agree to help her. She squeals again, positively overjoyed to find someone taking an interest in her chosen School.She guides you through the process of drawing different runes and sigils, tutoring you on their use, how they interact and what they do.You find yourself learning a lot, and feel relatively confident you understand Summoning Magic more.As you help the Magister, students trickle in very slowly. The First Year Summoning Class is a small one, numbering only to the amount of fifteen. You see some older students as well. Perhaps ones who didn't take Summoning originally, and coming to find out if the rumours are true?Your task done, Pythianne motions for you to take a seat so she can begin the class.You take a seat by>an older student>one of your yearmates>yourself
>>26445522Older student. We can socialize with our yearmates whenever, but a more competent mage would be good to be friendly with.
Rolled 42>>26445522>yourselfWE'RE OUR OWN CASTLE. BE THE ROCK.
>>26445522Sit right up at the front. We need to get a facefull of whatever monstrosity gets called forth.And by ourself is preferable.
>>26445556Seconding this. Networking.
>>26445556>>26445556lets sit near a competent mage.
>>26445556A rock needs to be buttressed by smaller rocks, like how Mt. Everest has those pissant Himalayas around it. We are Everest, the Castle that stands over the world and instills terror, but that castle still needs servants and obstacles to help it stand strong.Hence, networking. Hairy's still awesome.
>>26445522Let's sit next to a woman, show her our GAME.
Rolled 91, 38, 23, 95, 88 = 335>>26445556>>26445701>>26445610You sit near one of the older students. They give you a brief glance and a nod before turning to face the Magister. She clears her throat, mutters something with her palm against it before speaking in a clear, resounding voice."Welcome, welcome! I, am Magister Pythianne, and I will be teaching you the Exquisite Art of Summoning!" Some students break out books and scrolls, scribbling notes."Now, what just is Summoning? Well, for those who read the book, you will know that Summoning is the art of bringing an entity to this plane. This process usually but does not necessarily involve binding them to the caster's will." She smiles at everyone."For these reasons, Summoning is explicitly forbidden unless it is performed in these Chambers, or under the guidance and supervision of a Magister. We don't want any incidents, okay? Not after last year." Some of the older students shiver. "Now... for a demonstration!" The glint enters her eyes, and some of the students shift uneasily."Would anyone like to guess what I'm going to summon, in this very Circle?">guess>remain silent
>>26445875>You know the Runes of the Circle, you helped her draw them. You know it contains Runes of Divinity, Water, Power and Restraint.
>>26445901>>26445875"Some kind of water spirit?"
>>26445875"I don't suppose it'd be a Gurgling Terror would it?" with a half-jesting tone. After the teasing or reprimand, "In all seriousness, a water elemental?"
>>26445901Well, during our conversation she did technically say that the things that can sing are best.And water makes me think "Siren", but I don't know if that's even a summonable thing. And I don't think Sirens are very divine. But then we don't know if the Divinity rune denotes a divine creature or if the circle is siphoning off power from the divine planes or something. Similarly, does Power mean that the creature is powerful, or is it the thing providing power to the circle?But then again Sirens don't seem quite as horrific as the rest of the things she talked about.
>>26445988The Runes interact with the creature bound in the Circle, but the way they interact is governed by their relationship with the other runes. She did not explain how the runes interacted in detail, only how they could react.
>>26445988An Undine, maybe? Fae are Horrible monsters, after all.Maybe a nymph?
>>26445988I'd change the "water elemental" part of my suggestion to Psiren because of this. It's quite well thought out.
>>26445901These would all restrain a lesser daemon
>>26446106If the Running Water part is true for demons, then yes, that's true too.
>>26446023Wait....What runes are used for the summons that we know? One is a demon, and the other..well, it might be a demon, who knows?It could give a hint as to how the runes interact with eachother.
Rolled 64>>26445965>>26445942>>26445988>>26445974>>26446106You think it over. Water, Divinity, Power and Restraint... maybe it's a water spirit of some kind? She liked singing... so... a siren?"Is it a Gurgling Terror?" You ask lightly. She chuckles and shakes her head. "Kappa?" Calls out another student. Again, no."Is it a Siren?" She hmm's."Oooh, good idea for later maybe, but not quite." She glances over the rest of the class, as everyone tries to find the answer.Then it occurs to you. Maybe you're thinking of this the wrong way - the Runes aren't meant to correlate with the entity... they're meant to restrain."It's a Daemon." You call out. The glint in her eyes becomes a bright light and she claps. "YES! That's it, my lovely little students! I'm going to summon a Daemon!""Aaaaah, normally I'd love to summon something a lot cuter but... well, the other Magisters keep insisting I start off with something more 'general'. Spoilsports." She rolls her shoulders. "But yes! A Daemon. The Spell is relatively simple, but you won't learn it yet.""Summoning a Daemon does require some material components." She produces a small pouch and places it in the center of the circle, before drawing a knife and slicing her palm open. "A little blood... don't worry, this isn't Blood Magic! It's just needed!"She begins a low, ominous chant. As she does so, you notice some of the other students are giving you calculating looks. You may have placed yourself as being perceived as 'top of the class'.
>>26446165Summoning Spells and Magic Circles are different things, but often used in conjunction.
>>26446235Flex muscles. Show off. Wink at females. etc.
>>26446235HAIRY MCTERRORCASTLE...gee, you know, maybe we should change it to "Harry" or something now..Fuck it. THE REIGN OF HAIRY MCTERRORCASTLE BEGINS! FIRST THE ORAL EXAM, NEXT, THE FINALS! HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAAAAA
>>26446235Question: "What's the difference between using blood as a component and blood magic proper."
>>26446309Blame James Vega
>>26446235Her chant begins to escalate. The reagents she placed in the middle combust into bright red flames, turning into a fire far larger then could naturally come from such a small pouch. The fire stops at the edge of the circle however.As her chant reaches it's crescendo, you can smell... something. It's acrid, and burning, and reminds you of ash and smoke, a thick choking scent. She finishes with a heavy shout, and the Fire erupts into a pillar, flashing black.When your eyes adjust to the flash of light, there is a tall, humanoid looking figure, hunched over in the middle of the Circle. It's back is covered dangerous-looking spines, and a thick bladed tail whips about irritatedly behind it. Claws clack against hard stone, as it rises up, reaching an impressive seven feet of carapaced flesh and vicious horns."You call. We answer. Speak. Or be. Silent."Pythianne pants slightly, but grins. "I'm Magister Pythianne, and this is my class of students! Say hello Students!">Say Hello>Say Something else>Remain silent
>>26446330"Hello!" Enthusiastic wave, and everything.
>>26446311>Blood Magic is the practice of drawing Magical Power from the forces of Life. Whilst technically not forbidden as long as one uses one's own life force instead of that of others, it is heavily stigmatized. It's use was heavily restricted by the Control of Magic Edict.
>>26446330>Say Something else"Weeeeeeelllllllllllllllll aren't you a cuuuutie!"And then wink at it.Make sure to put upwards inflection on the "aren't"
>>26446348That question was meant to be something McTerrorcastle asked, but, whatever.>>26446330>Say something else"Oh-ho! Now I see why everyone talks about summoning cute things in class."
>>26446382I figured, but I wanted to give some background information on Blood Magic that McTerrorcastle would've known IC.
>>26446382>>26446356>>26446340"Hello!" You give the Daemon an enthusiastic greeting. "Now I see why everyone talks about summoning cute things in class." The Daemon does not acknowledge you, and the rest of the class has begun looking at you oddly. Pythianne only squeals. "Ohhhhhmygod look at his spines!" The Daemon clicks it's... something. It doesn't actually have a visible mouth.The lower half of it's face is covered with chitinous carapace, much like the rest of it's body. The only features you can discern are it's eyes, pointed ears, and wide variety of sharp spines."Now... what's your name?" Pythianne says cheerfully."We are..." What follows is a horrible noise you can't even begin to comprehend. It sounds like metal being torn apart, and the smell of burning flesh and blood seems stronger, your eyes getting visions of screaming faces and raging infernos."Well, gawsh, nice to meet you!" The other students let out pained groans and one even faints. Pythianne is completely unbothered."I'm gonna call you... Timmy." The Daemon blinks."It is. Different."Pythianne then turns to the rest of the class, taking note their expressions of pain and terror. "Oooh, only one person fainted! This went better then last time. Now, as Harry correctly guessed, this is a Daemon. Now, you can see the Magic Circle?"She begins to go into detail about the Magic Circle, and the relations of Runes."Okay Timmy, all done now. You can go back!" She waves him off and he vanishes in a plume of smoke and fire. "Wasn't that exciting?" She says cheerfully, clapping her hands."Now! Open your books to page 131. You're going to practice your very own Spell! Don't worry if you can't bind it, I can handle anything you summon easily."You open the book to the aforementioned page - 'Summon Imp'.Guess you're ahead of the curve on this regard.>Cast 'Summon Imp' (1d100)>Something else?
>>26446330>say something else "DIBS"
Rolled 34>>26446535I hope sensei-senpai notices me...
>>26446535>she called us HarryWell, dunno what to think about that.Go to circleSummon pimp.
Rolled 11>>26446569Forgot roll.
>>26446559Ok. That's hilarious.
Rolled 11Summon Imp immediately, showing off that we already know the spell.
Rolled 15>>26446559She definitely noticed now. WE DONE FUCKED UP.
Do you always go with the first roll? Or is it first 3?because tgdice will fuck us either way.
>>26446636>Voting and Rolling: In cases of voting, I'll take the first to reach three votes, and for rolling, the best of three with the exception of critical failssafe
>>26446685Indeed.WE would not last long otherwise.
>>26446559>>26446569>>26446583>Highest of Three: 82You stride forward to the Circle, getting the attention of a few students and the Magister herself. "Hmmm? Something the matter Harry?""It's Hairy, actually. And do you mind if I use the Circle to summon it?"She blinks, before giving us a curious look. "We read ahead." You explain to her. She positively lights up. "Sure! Go ahead! Strictly speaking it's not at all necessary, it's only an imp, but if a student is so eager to learn how can I say no?"She steps back.You begin the chant, quietly, slowly but quickly building up to the crescendo. It's a small chant, and it's a small spell. You feel the Magic well up inside of you, a roiling furnace of power, thrashing and searing. It sings in your veins, screams in your ears, and the rush of power is unlike anything you've ever felt before.You've channelled Magic but never released it. Not until now. And by the Gods, does it feel good.The Magic positively bursts, and a small, winged humanoid with burning red skin and a tail is hovering in the air. It looks at you quietly."Krrr-chk. We are..." It's name is a guttural sound punctuated with screeching noises. It is at least, bearable to hear.>How do you respond to your Imp?
Rolled 3>>26446535>summon imp
Rolled 3>>26446717>whoops didn't roll properly
>>26446717Fist bump the imp.His name is Bowie.
>>26446717"That name is stupid. I'm calling you Bartholemew Von Sploshenheimer."
>>26446717"Hey little buddy, come here and let me get a closer look at you" hold out our hand
>>26446717With the binding spell in place, have the imp perform a trick of some kind to demonstrate its ability, like carrying something of little value. ___________So guys, learning the names of outsiders in most genres is pretty powerful stuff. These things seem to give their names freely, but it could be that they don't expect mortals to comprehend or understand them. We need to look into a way to memorize the names of specific individuals for moar power.
>>26446717you sure this isn't yokoono? also, politely ask it to teach you what the demon-void world or whatnot is like
>>26446810Or that's just now how it works in this universe.Or they know we can't pronounce their names anyway, what with them being composed mostly of screeches and mathematical symbols that have yet to be discovered.
>>26446750>>26446787>>26446803"I'm going to call you Bowie." It makes a clicking noise you take as agreement."Well little buddy, come here and let me get a closer look at you." You hold out your hand at this, and some of the students seem fearful but the Magister does not stop you.You get the feeling it's raising an eyebrow at you, but nonetheless comes over to settle on your hand, at the edge of the circle.It's hairless skin is the colour of flame, a pair of impressive looking horns emerging from it's crown. It's leathery wings flex several times as it settles on your hand, taloned feet gripping it as if it was a bird of prey.>damn it you guys reminded me of this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNv4v8hu_Lw and i spent five minutes laughing
>>26446930"So, can I keep him? I swear I'll take him for walks every day and wash his scales, and feed him...""Wait, what do Imps eat?"
>>26446930>>26446814>>26446810The other students watch you intently as you examine the Imp perched on your hand. "So. What's the Demon World like?"It's tail flicks slightly, curling around your wrist. It bares it's teeth at you in what you think is a smile. "What do you think, krr-cha?" It doesn't seem to elaborate."Well. Why don't you do a little trick or something?" It's wings twitch and it's talon's tighten slightly. It doesn't appear to enjoy the idea of being told to do 'tricks' but otherwise, stares at you expectantly."Would anyone else to try? It's really not that hard!" Pythianne calls out to the other students.One other student steps forward. A short, dark skinned female with dark hair tied back into a bun. She strides forward purposefully, and deliberately away from you.She begins the chant.
>>26446930Requesting Knowledge check based on the book we read. Anything in particular that Imps really like? Like treats and for barter and whatnot?
Rolled 61>>26446982fuck forgot to roll again shit
Blerg, I don't think I can stay up much longer, OP. Are you planning on making an Academy Quest II? What day do you think it'd be on, if so?
>>26447009Academy Quest II will probably be held tomorrow, but at a somewhat earlier time. Probably some where around one to two hours earlier. [/vague]
>>26446982Dismiss ours, sit back down, watch others to see where they make mistakes for preventative reasons
>>26447024Not that vague considering the OP has a time stamp. :PI'll probably be there under the same namefag. Can't really think of more shit to dream up. I'll be back to scheme with you gents. We need to totes finagle our way to becoming the prof's aide or assistant to both bone up on summoning and to get certain summoning priviledges like renting out summoned beasties as servants and whatnot.good night you wonderful bastards. Goodnight Hairy McTerrorcastle
>>26446985>>26446980>>26446992With another burst of magic, a similar imp to yours appears - this one is somewhat larger, but it's horns are shorter.From what you know of Imps, horn size directly correlates to magical power. So yours is more powerful then hers - magically speaking."Can I keep him? I'll take him for walks and keep him washed and everything!" Pythianne giggles at you, but waves your question off."It's not a permanent Summon silly, but if with um, Bowie's agreement, he can be summoned at later dates."'Bowie' for his part just glances at you, flicking his tail lightly. "Krrr-rk. You are... acceptable." It looks away, flexing it's wings.>Actions?
Rolled 89, 84, 94, 95, 97 = 459>>26447064why do i suck at rolling must be all the dicks i suck
>>26447064Bowie-kun-sama-senpai-san-chan noticed us!
>>26447064Victory dance. After that, observe others and watch what they do, what mistakes they make and what they do that we can emulate.Also, that brown skinned chick avoided us. Let's totally ignore that and hit on her relentlessly. Bowie is our wingman.
>>26447024Care to set up a twitter for this? Or were you not planning to have this quest run on all that long or something?
lel, the way the GM writes in most of our suggested dialogue makes Terrorcastle seem somewhat schizoid or bipolar
>>26447119Shit son, I'll actually have to get a fucking twitter? Well, I suppose this is one of the more awesome ways.
>>26447130That's why we're a summoner. We're trying to summon the voices out of our head.
>>26447130He named himself Hairy Terrorcastle.I can only assume we're crazy as fuck and this is one of our more lucid periods.
>>26447145Quests are the only reason I got one.
>>26447104>wingman>flying impHah>>26447064Converse casually with Bowie, ask it what it can do, abilities, skills? If it can teach us things that'll come in handy later I'd say that this session was a great achievement for us at this stage
>>26447157Meant to link to >>26447143
>>26447119I was planning to run it fairly long but I wasn't sure if it would take off. I just set up a twitter though: Archmagisterkun
>>26447104>>26447159You hear the other students summoning one by one, and from what you can see, they're all successful. Although nobody seems to have an imp more magically powerful than yours, but the dark-skinned girl wasn't the only one to summon a physically larger one.You decide this calls for a victory dance. Everyone ignores you in favour of their own, little red men who all react differently to their summoners. Whilst all successfully bound, a few of them don't seem to enjoy their predicament that much."So Bowie. What are you capable of exactly?" It gives another wing flex and straightens slightly."Chrrka. Like you, fleshling. Magic is our power. We are skilled, krr-ka. In our world... 'Bowie' is great scholar. Unlike others." It glares at some of the larger imps."Chrrrrr. Knowledge is our strength. Our kind used as servants, but you are seeing we are more."Pythianne cheerfully congratulates everyone on their resounding successes, before declaring this class over. As the Imps are all successfully bound, they will last until the spell expires and will not need to be dismissed (although you may do so if you desire).Bowie will stay around for 3 hours.You have no other class today.>I might have to call it now, I'm starting to get tired.>Plans for next session?
Rolled 51>>26447286Ask Bowie if he knows anything that could help advance our knowledge of summoning.
>>26447347So, asking Bowie about Magic. Noted.I'll see you all tomorrow then! I'm going off to eat.