>Previous threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Academy+Quest>Twitter: https://twitter.com/Archmagisterkun>Character sheet: http://pastebin.com/aEfAsXNX>Rules: Please roll only when asked to. Roll a 1d100 and I take the best of five (formerly three) with the exception of Critical Fails (That occur in the first five). A critical success can counter a critical fail. I try to take the most agreed upon action when I can identify what that is, with the exception of dialogue, where I do my best to preserve phrases in quotes, and otherwise blend everything together.Your name is Hairy McTerrorcastle, student at the Fifth Circle Academy. A prospective Mage, you chose to specialise in the School of Summoning and Binding, learning the Art of calling entities from other planes into the Material Plane, and then Binding them to your will. The Magister of Summoning, Pythianne, a small, curvy woman in black robes with an overly excitable personality seems to have taken a shining to you.Her Brother, Magister Vann of the Divination School gave you a friendly warning, although you aren’t sure if he was warning you to stay away to protect his sister, or warning you to stay away to protect you. Regardless, he at least helped you become somewhat better friends with your roommate Jaqul, so he can’t be all that bad.
>>26569289You’ve been practicing Bowie’s true name a lot, and you think you’re almost at the cusp of learning it. Bowie himself has informed you he’d be willing to make a Deal, and that is deal with a capital D, in exchange for the names of powerful mages. He is however, not interested in the names of Summoners, as the Infernal Plane is often already aware of Summoners. It’s the ones who don’t Summon they have a hard time learning of. You debated telling him the name of the Magister of Force Ranafiel, but for now, have held off making any Deals. You aren’t entirely sure of the moral implications of doing so, and a part of you doesn’t really trust Bowie to be all that upfront about it - he’s essentially a salesman in this regard.Magister Pythianne has recently asked you to participate in an experiment - one where you will travel to the Entropic Plane once more, this time with her at your side. She seems very excited about this, and you can’t help but be excited too. After all, last time you Astral Travelled, you were naked.“Do you have any questions about the experiment? You know, before you, sign the waiver and everything… I mean! It’s totally safe! We think. I think so, anyway. Nobody’s DIED Astral Travelling, but nobody really understands the Entropic Plane yet, and well, there’s a first time for everything, you know? Especially when breaking new ground! We’ll be the first dual-travel to the Entropic Plane! It’s never been done before!”>Response?
<3 Pythianne~You scared me Archmagister, I thought something happened.
>>26569295We should find out if there are any known risks to astral travelling in general
>>26569306Just forgot to put Academy Quest IV in the subject line.
>She seems very excited about this, and you can’t help but be excited too. After all, last time you Astral Travelled, you were naked.Oh my...Anyway, I think we should ask her if there are any safeguards in place, just in case something goes wrong.
>>26569289Sometimes I wish I was autistic enough to build that castle in minecraft
>>26569387>>26569355"Um... seeing as there's a waiver is... is Astral Travelling usually dangerous?" She pauses her daydreaming to give you a surprised look."Dangerous? No, not really... I mean, physically. Some people go to some planes and come back with horrible mental scars, but that's why you should go to, you know, the Planes of Torment without being ready for well, Torment! The waiver's mostly for show, you know, just in case, because this is, well, an experiment, breaking new ground, you know?" She bounces up and down, causing some very noticeable jiggle."Can you imagine~?! Who knows what might happen!" She hugs herself, swaying on her feet. She is definitely very eager for the experiment."But, yeah, physical dangers? Not really. There's never been a known death from Astral Travelling.">Response?
>>26569565>Shouldn't go, please ignore my typo.
>>26569565Is there going to be any bullshit legal stuff in the waiver? I don't mind waiving liability for damage specifically for astral planing in this experiment to the entropic zone, but that breast jiggle makes me suspicious.
>>26569565Alrighty, sign me up.
>>26569565I think we need to just look over the waiver real fast, just to make sure. If it looks all legit, SIGN THAT SHIT AND BEGIN THE EXPERIMENT
>>26569565"Can you imagine~?! Who knows what might happen!" You hugs yourself, swaying on our feet. You are definitely very eager for the experiment.
>>26569646Agreed, Hairy McTerrorcastle doesn't sign anything without looking it over.
>>26569653>"Can you imagine~?! Who knows what might happen!" You hugs yourself, swaying on our feet. Please no, Hairy McTerrorcastle gets excited, but there's no need to act like Magister Pythianne. We need to act at least somewhat manly.
>>26569565nothing ventured nothing gainedNOW HAIRY MCTERRORCASTLE WILL BE IN HISTORY BOOKS!
>>26569618>>26569646>>26569667You read through the waiver. It's one page of short, legalese. Essentially, by signing it, you acknowledge that any harm that occurs to you during the experiment is not the fault of the Academy, and that you acknowledge all risks associated with the experiment in question. You sign away any legal right to prosecute or otherwise seek retribution against the Academy if the experiment goes wrong. You shrug. ""Nothing ventured, nothing gained." You say cheerfully as you sign the waiver in flowing script.Pythianne squeals, and hugs you abruptly. "I CAN'T WAIT!" After crushing you against her for a few moments, she releases you. "See you at twelve tomorrow for the experiment!" She practically skips back to her chair, waving her hands in idle motions, causing scrolls and books to flutter around and float to her desk.>Anything else you'd like to ask her?>Actions?
"So would this qualify for 'extra credit?"Or Hairy not the type to suck up?
>>26569776Ask her about Deals with summons and if she knows any honorable succubi.If someone doesn't want to bother her about succubi that's fine, but if we're asking Bowie might as well ask Pythianne as long as nobody's against it. But I feel we should definitely find out more about Deals.
>>26569776The only thing I can even think to ask is if we need to bring anything for the experiment tomorrow ourselves or not. When we leave, we may want to find a book or someone who knows more on Astral Projections for tips so we have less a chance to fuck up tomorrow
>>26569838I'm pretty sure we're already by far her favorite student in years, especially if her sleepy brother heard about us. I think doing the experiment should be for science and experience more than course credit.
>>26569888Fair enough, disregard my comment ArchMagister
>>26569888What this guy said. Hairy McTerrorcastle needs no extra credit, for he is already at the top of his class!
>>26569776Oh, lets ask if we can summon when we are in a different plane!Maybe bowie knows something or would like to deal in any unique information we could find
>>26569966>>26569883>>26569857"About Astral Travelling... Is Magic still possible on a different plane? Like, say, Summoning?" She pauses and nods. "Well, yes. Magic is still possible on other Planes, but it may behave differently. For the purposes of tomorrow's experiment, please don't perform any Magic though."You nod. Fair enough. Control the conditions and all that. "Should we bring anything else?" She shakes her head. "Nope! As long as you're here in the flesh it should be fine. I'll handle any other provisions we need."You take a deep breath before your last question. Should you ask her about Deals with Summons, especially ones about the Infernal Plane?>I believe last thread there was a bit of debate on whether to ask her about them or not. Has a decision been made?>Response?
>>26570027I think it's a good idea to ask just to see if there's a policy in place on the matter. If we made a Deal and pissed off the school administration it'd suck.
>>26570027We should just ask, but lets not make mention of Bowie's deal.
>>26570027I say just ask nonchalantly, and say like:>Bowie said something about some demons wanting something back; like a deal. He also mentioned succubi wanting different kinds of deals?
>>26570027I think we should ask about these Deals. The worst that could happen is that she asks why we want to know and we just flat out tell her you've been trying to get information out of Bowie.Also enough with the Succubi we got the spell, lets wait until we can cast it before we get serious about this shit.
>>26570080Oh nicely phrased. Seconding this.
>>26570027Oh, what's the DC for an Astral Projection to the Entropic plane? We crit'd last time but if it's something absurdly high, can the Magister help us out with the roll?
>>26570027this>>26570080including something likeYou said Names are important for summoned creatures, does it work the same way for us? Do our names have any influence?So we can know any magical repercussions of giving out names willy-nilly
>>26570110>>26570105>>26570080"Bowie was talking about some demons want other stuff aside from the Magic we use in the spell, like a deal or something. He also mentioned that succubi wanted different kinds then devils, and things like that. Not that I don't trust the little guy but... could you give me a bit more information?"She nods cheerfully, sorting through her books offhandedly. "Well, Deals with Summons vary based on what Plane they're from, what kind of Summon they are and, well, the Summon themselves. Generally speaking, it's fine to make a deal as long as you know, you aren't giving them people's lives or something!"You decide to ask her about Names. "As a side note, because Names are so important to Summons, do our names hold any importance?" She laughs idly, scribbling something on a piece of parchment and unfurling a scroll. "Our names? Not really. Knowing someone else's name doesn't give you any power or anything like that. Giving your name to a Summon makes it easier for them to be Summoned, if they want to be Summoned by you though. Introductions are important!"So knowing the names helps the Summons decide whether they should answer a specific Summon. She didn't really touch on Infernal deals though. You get the odd feeling she's skirting around it... perhaps she doesn't want to give you ideas?>Responses?
>>26570138>Honestly? The only way you were making it to the Entropic Plane the first time was with a crit. Now that you've actually been there, the DC is around 50 by yourself.
>>26570229If she's skirting around it, then she's deliberately keeping us in the dark, which means we have more than plausible deniability on the subject of Names and Deals. Our ass is covered, in my opinion.In that case, unless someone else has a question, I think we can go back to Bowie if he's still around and try to finish learning his Name.
>>26570229I think we should push her a bit on Infernal deals. Don't want to play with fire and find out it's a lot hotter than we thought.
>>26570327why don't we wait post experiment?She may be more comfortable talking about it afterwards.>>26570317Not sure about our ass being covered, she avoided the topic for a reason. But we should learn bowie's name, so this
>>26570269Nice. So whats the next hardest plane to enter then?
>>26570558My guess would be the Celestial plane, lawful and all that.
>>26570434>>26570317You decide not to push the issue. She's skirting it for a reason, and you'll let her have the reason. For now, at least.You bid her goodbye, and head back towards the Summoning Chamber you were in. Bowie is waiting for you there, looking a little bored. "..."He gives you an inquiring glance. "Just coming back to practice your Name." He makes a clicking noise and stretches."Krrr-k.">Please roll 1d20 (You are at 68%)>Bowie has two hours
Rolled 55>>26570627Come on dice
Rolled 13>>26570695Fuck, sorry, screwed that up. Here's my roll.
>>26570655>>26570667>>26570706>>26570708>68+19 = 87%You're close. You know you are. His Name is warm, burning, bitter with blood and ink, it sounds like pages turning and tearing, the scratch of quill on parchment and thwump of a closing tome.He looks faintly impressed with you, flitting over to sit on your shoulders. You think with just a bit more practice you can make it."Close, Krrr-ka. Close." Bowie seems to agree.>Continue?>Do something else?
Rolled 20>>26570828Continue!(Unless I get less than a 13)
>>26570828Don't we also get the +5 to names?I think we can just finish up the name right now and find out about our hidden powers/blood magic or whatever our little agreement was.
>>26570828Might as well continue since we came this far
Rolled 20>>26570828FINNISH IT. WE ARE TOO CLOSE TO STOP NOW
>>26570858God, bollocks, I need to tape that to my forehead or something. That puts it at 93%.
>>26570857>>26570862double critthe dice gods continue to bless Hairy McTerrorcastle
>>26570862>>26570857Boom!>inb4 he disappears before we can chat with him
>>26570862>>26570857>20x2>IT'S HAPPENINGYou take a deep breath, mull over the Name for a few moments. And say it."Haztoraxifeliv."It burns. Not like fire, but scratching claws... quills scrawling through your throat, dribbling ink on fresh wounds. Scratching words into the backs of prisoners, using flesh as a wall, a library.You feel it burst through you, and he... shivers. "... Krr-kr. Almost thought you wouldn't make it, Krrr-ka. Now you know our name." He flutters in front of your face now."We owe you a spell, we believe. As... reward."You have about an hour left with Bowie. Certainly enough time to learn a spell... probably.>Roll 1d100
Rolled 70>>26570979COME ON MAGIC
Rolled 6>>26570979new spell!
Rolled 3>>26570979Time for some fun
Rolled 27>>26570979summon succubi
Rolled 86>>26570979Awww yiss here we go
Rolled 99>>26570979rolling honey
>>26571069>>26571068>>26571060>>26571045>>26571011>86 is the highest roll.He teaches you a spell. It's vaguely familiar, and you're fairly sure it's a Summoning Spell. It clicks when he incorporates the concept of the name.>Spell Learned!>Summon Imp II>An improved version of Summon Imp, this Spell brings forth an Imp from the Infernal Plane and binds it to the caster's will. The Imp is brought forth in a form closer to the one it holds in the Infernal Plane, and is significantly more powerful, but remains relatively weak compared to other Infernal Entities. Requires a Name. Base DC: 65He nods at you when you finish memorising the details. "Now Krrr-ka can Summon us better." He pinches his skin lightly, looking irritated. "Getting tired of squashy form. Restrictive.">Actions?
>>26571133Thank Haztoraxifeliv very much for his help with learning the new spell, and use his real name in conversation from now on. I think it's only polite.How much time is left in the day? Might as well spend the rest of the night studying Astral Projection.
>>26571133Man our classmates are going to be so jelly of us nowI guess we should check in on our friends. Or if they are busy, study up on Astral Projection
>>26571133>B-but my 99...Anyway, we should probably check on our friends, see what sort of trouble they're getting into.
>>26571133how far in the day are we?gotta have that lunch, afterwardsthese>>26571206>>26571227
>>26571227I know man. I wish I hadn't rolled. But I think all we would have gotten out of it is a lower DC.
Rolled 83>>26571264How do we determine the actual DC of these spells?
>>26571300>Take your skill with the spell's school and subtract that from the DC. The character sheet (http://pastebin.com/aEfAsXNX) shows you are at 22, but also have a +5 to Summoning Infernals, so the actual DC works out to be 37.>Mind you, the DC is mostly just to bind them. You can summon without binding very easily.
>>26571332It seems like the consensus is Lunch > check with friends > study astral projection.
>>26571360>>26571239>>26571206>>26571227It's about mid afternoon, so you decide to head out for lunch. Haztoraxifeliv vanishes with a puff of fire. You're not sure what your friends are up to, but decide to head to the Cafeteria.It is, predictably, full of various students and mages. Small, enchanted golems with eight arms mill about, delivering plates of food and glasses full of various drinks to the patrons.You could take a seat with someone you know, or someone you don't know. Or sit by yourself.>The Archmagister is sitting at a table, eating what looks like a steak. He's... wearing a dress. It's very glittery, and... is that make up? He... he looks like a drag queen.>Magister Ranafiel is eating... a whole cow.>Magister Vann is sleeping. On top of a table.>Ariane is eating a salad and reading a book on Alchemy>Drazeen and Lutharius are sharing a plate of cookies.>Jaqul is by himself, nursing a drink.>By yourself?
>>26571468Tough choice. I want to sit with Ariane but eating with a deaf person, I just have no idea how to approach that.Screw it, sit with Ariane. Hopefully we're not bothering her.
>>26571530I want to sit with Ariane too. Mainly cos if we can get her on our side she'll be a silent supporter.On another note is it possible to get telepathy in this world?
>>26571468I say sit by ArianeAnd damn is that Archmagister random
>>26571530If its not too much trouble, we should sit with her and see if we can't pick up a few things ourselves.
>>26571468we cannot be upstaged by anyone, not even the Archmagister. We shall get 2 steaks!Then sit with Ariane, see if she still has the McTerrorcastle fever.
I say sit with a Ariane
>>26571595I don't see the problem.
>It's unanimous.You sit with Ariane, placing an order with one of the passing Serving Golems for two steaks. You give the Archmagister a challenging stare at this. He'd probably accept your challenge, if he wasn't busy eating his steak.Ariane glances up at you, and smiles. She pauses her reading to pull out a small, familiar notebook, and scribble a note on it."How are you?">Response?
>>26571594>On another note is it possible to get telepathy in this world?Would be cool, although I'm sure it's not alchemy so Ariane may not want to bother picking up the spell. I think it's definitely worth investigating if we don't already know IC.
>>26571675>>26571594You aren't sure. It may be bear looking into.
>>26571653"I'm fine, just made some bomb progress on my summoning. How are you?"
>>26571653"I'm good, just spent a few hours practicing some summoning. How about you?"
>>26571695>>26571691You scribble your reply and slide the note over. A serving golem returns with your two steaks, juicy and moist. You begin to cut into them as she passes you the notepad."Really? Cool. I've been trying to get the hang of Axiomatic Ingrediant Matrices, and their use in determining the effectiveness of Foci relationships and... well, potion making. :P.Magister Ahavans cancelled today's lecture because he fell down some stairs and had to go to the Infirmary, so I've been kinda bored honestly. What'd you do in Summoning? Something scaaaaary?"
>>26571777Wellll, I've been selected to go to Astral Travelling for an experiment.
>>26571777"Wow, that sounds... complicated. We've been practicing summoning an imp and trying to learn his true name, which we finally got perfectly right today. Nothing too scary."
>>26571847That sounds alright except drop any "we" and put I've and I.>>26571833Might as well drop that as well.
>>26571777Tell her how we have been summoning a imp, and how we're going to a 'scaaaary' place with our teacher. Also mention that we can show her our imp later.
>>26571884Crap, yes. Can't let on that we're MPD just yet.
>>26571833>>26571847>>26571884You pause the devouring of your steak, to reply.You tell her about Haztoraxifeliv, telling her about his name and how you learned it. You mention he taught you how to summon him better too. You ask her if she wants to see him sometime.She giggles at you."Well... Alright! It sounds pretty cool! But I get to show you some of my potions later!"Idly, you notice Ranafiel has finished his cow... and promptly walks right through the table. It crumbles before him, as if it encountered some invisible force field and he continues making a beeline out of the Cafeteria, and through a convenient archway. Everyone glances over before ignoring it, as some Golems move out to replace the table. The Archmagister is nowhere to be seen.>Actions?
>>26571975Ask Ariane if she knows anything about Ranafiel, because that was very weird.
>>26571975"Consider it a date."Hairy McTerrorcastle strikes again.
>>26572040This, booyah.It's really too bad about our penalty to alchemy. Potions can be awesome. And I guess we can ask about Ranafiel
You know what, I like this Ranafiel guy. He just doesn't give a fuck.Just like us, if you think about it. We're plowing ahead with absolute dead speed and fuck the police. Maybe Force magic would make a good secondary subject - we shouldn't rely totally on summons. It fits our personality, and it would make a good ace in the hole should we stumble upon a conflict.
>>26572131i wonder what happens if you are standing in front of him...
>>26572131It's not a bad choice, we have 10 in it right now. Problem is learning it on our off time and detracting from our Summoning studies. But definitely something to keep in mind.
>>26572061>>26572040>>26572021You wink at her as you write your reply, quickly scribbling a small heart for good measure. You add in a question about the Magister of Force as you slide it over.She flushes almost immediately, and begins scrawling her response."Ranafiel? He does that. It's Force Magic, I think. They remodeled the School because he wouldn't use doors. So, lunch first?"She's eating her salad furiously, still blushing. Hairy McTerrorcastle strikes again!>Actions?
>>26572170Might as well get some more planar studying done. Check the Encyclopedia to see if there are any traits that seem to be for all the planes (if any)
>>26572170>So, lunch first?I'm being dumb, but what does this mean? Are we showing her Haztoraxifeliv after lunch?
>>26572232Are you? You can tell her not today but later.
>>26572170>Hairy McTerrorcastle strikes again!HAHA>>26572277I vote for later, we should work on preparing for the plane of entropy. That should also give her time to cook up a potion worthy of the refine palate of the McTerrocastles.In the meantime, knowledge is power, and there's a lot to learn. Not the most exciting of tasks, but who knows what tidbit will assist our survival in the plane of entropy.
>>26572277I really don't know what's going on anymore, this is out of my depth. Just ignore that post.
>>26572302I agree, the more we know about the 'dancing man' and the entropy plane itself, the better I feel about going back.>for booommuYes, lets do it for boomu.
>>26572340I'm pretty sure the book we read referenced a one-eyed creature that was the same thing we met. It had been named the Sandman.
>>26572302>>26572340You shake your head at her, and scribble a small note. Later. Probably after your Experiment, date to be determined. But it is a date.She nods, still red as the tomatoes she's eating as you finish the last of your steaks. You feel manlier already, just eating two steaks. Puts hair your chest. Need to have to be Hairy.You tell your going to do some research and leave her to her salad, and Alchemy.Where do you go?>Library>Dorm room>Somewhere else?
You know, I posted this in a QTG the other day, but I suppose it's worth putting in an actual thread.I like our current approach. We're one part dedicated student, one part arrogant son of a bitch, one part anti-villian with hazy plans to conquer the known universe.I see us as the sort of villain that is on a first-name basis with the heroes. Despite all the threats and grandstanding, we never quite get around to enacting our evil schemes or taking over the world. When the BBEG shows up, we fight alongside the forces of good, ostensibly because it's convenient and he's getting in our way. But in reality, we just like things the way they are, even if we'd never admit it.Like Mojo Jojo, only more competent and a bit less bitter.
>>26572374But wasn't that like a brief mention?But I see your point, we'll probably won't get any more info unless its from the sandman itself..
Well let's finish lunch and if we're not hanging out with Ariane, let's go study astral projection.
>>26572404Yeah, I seriously doubt the Sandman calls himself that. It's a human label, not a name.If we could summon something from that plane, though...It could be good. Or it could be bad. Either way, it'd definitely be interesting.>>26572414I agree. Let's see if we can learn more about controlling the spell. I want to be able to turn it off, or activate some kind of defense measure, separate ourselves from the plane we're visiting, something of that nature.
>>26572398I say we drop by the library for some more in-depth research on the entropic plane, as well as necromancy.
>>26572400>But in reality, we just like things the way they are, even if we'd never admit it.Things are convenient, but they'd be MORE convenient if we were on top. We're not giving up on taking over or anything!
>>26572473-I'll- be the one to kill you, hero, so you better not get yourself killed!
>>26572464>as well as necromancy.Well that's a bit out of left field. Why?
>>26572464You know what I'm interested in?History. Ethics.We don't know much other than a vague historical overview. We also don't know much about magical law. What's taboo? What aren't we supposed to do? What's the world like outside our cloistered academy?>>26572519Also, this. We've got plenty on our plate as it is. We're traveling to the plane of fucking entropy, who cares about making corpses dance?
>>26572551>>26572464>>26572444You decide to head to the Library. More books can't hurt.You head over to the Reception desk. The Library hasn't changed at all, and there doesn't appear to be anyone around. The Librarian is missing from his desk as usual, but the note to ring the bell for service remains.Behind the desk, you can still see the vast swathes of shelves, brimming with books. You can't see any signs telling you what's contained on what shelf though.>Ring the bell?>Explore the Library?
>>26572507>Rival-kun letting himself die to some piddling arch-demon before our climactic showdownUnforgiveable. We'd have to revive him, defeat the arch demon, and then have our climactic showdown to show who's REALLY the strongest!
>>26572464See if we cn find a force magic for beginners book in the library, it can't hurt to have more knowledge about powerful fields of magic.Also whats the rule on lessons, can we go to more than on or are we stuck with summoning for life?
>>26572597I say we ring the bell and have bookbro assist us.
>>26572597Ring the bell and blink to give the librarian a moment to show up. Then grab a book on Astral projection and a book on force magic for beginners, I guess. it couldn't hurt.
>>26572597Ring the bell
>>26572612You can take lessons in Force Magic, but they are offered on the whims of whoever you learn from.
>>26572612we can switch at any time apparently>>26572597ringa-ding-ding!
>>26572597Let's not wander, Jaqul already gave us a lesson on what happens when you go looking for shit in the library.Ring the bell.I vote for:>Forceful Magic for the One-Track Mind>Planearus Entropicus>When Astral Projection Goes Wrong
>>26572597Time for exploring! Having some creepy dude magic up the books for us takes all the fun out of going to the library.Also, let's see if we can discern the how books are organised.
>>26572655I'm all for library adventure, as soon as we don't have shit going down the next day.
>>26572641Might be interesting later if we have free time. Aren't all the classes on mondays?Although if we can find someone willing to tutor/teach us that'd be interesting for another week.
>>26572648Seconding this post.
>>26572632>>26572624>>26572622You ring the bell, and close your eyes for a second. When you open them, the Librarian is staring at you with his wide, almost vacant eyes."Yes. Hello. Welcome." He whispers airily."... Can I get a book on the Entropic Plane?" Within a moment it's pressed against your chest. You don't even question how he's doing this."Thanks. Anything on Astral Projection? Specifically the dangers."Two books. You can carry two more. You could probably ask him for one on Force Magic, or another topic you'd prefer. Perhaps History?Maybe... dare you? Forbidden Magic?>Two more Books?>Take what you have?>Other?
>>26572648if we could carry it, I'd add a history book about the last magic war, and what types of magics were used in it.remember, the older the magic, the cooler the effects!
>>26572729If roleplaying games have taught me anything, books can help you find forgotten ruins, items and magics.
>>26572718Force and History. As contemporary (close to the present) as possible, but ideally covering the last 4 decades.
>>26572729>remember, the older the magic, the cooler the effects!>>26572718Force and History.We've already got Vann, the divination magister, giving us the stink eye. Let's not do something so blatantly obvious.Besides, I'd bet an internet we don't want that book in our room. It's asking for trouble.
>>26572718"Would it make any difference if I brought the books back myself or just waited until the end of their loan period?"
>>26572794>>26572791>>26572648"Could I get a book on beginning Force Magic?" Three books in your arms now."And... a history of magic book."Four. Your straining a little, but thankfully the Force Magic book is very thin.The Librarian does not break his wide, vacant stare. "So um.. does it make a difference I bring the books back myself or just waited until the end of their loan period?""End of loan, books will be returned." He echoes. Right. That was... informative. Said nobody.Sighing, you turn to leave. "Be careful who you dance with." You snap around to stare at the Librarian, but he's already vanished.... Well. That was... weird. Weirder than usual, at least.>Return to your dorm and study?>Other?
>>26572826>>26572826>>26572826that. that right there. try to get more out of this dude.
>>26572884ONWARD TO THE ROOM!There are books to be read!
>>26572884>Be careful who you dance withOH SHITLibrarian-thing confirmed for entropic connection!
>>26572884>Be careful who you dance withOH SHEEET MOTHERFUCKER>paranoia +137TO THE CASTLE CAVEdun-dun-dun-dun-dun-dun-dun-dun-dun-dun-dun-dun-dun-dun-dun-dunHAIR-Y!!!
>>26572884>"Thanks for the tip!" (not too loud, this is a library after all)>Get an overview of the Entropic Plane and Astral Projection books. It's what most immediately concerns us.
>>26572884>Sighing, you turn to leave. "Be careful who you dance with." You snap around to stare at the Librarian, but he's already vanished.OH SHITReturn to the dorms and study. I have a feeling we may need to prepare for an emergency end to our trip tomorrow.
>>26572922Maybe he has something to do with the "archivist" that was mentioned in that brief blurb about the entropic plane.>>26572928Also, this. Never hurts to be polite.
I just realised.>magister meets man is books and poems >hermit>We meet guy hanging by ankle>hanged manIs the entropic plane connected to tarot cards/divination?
>>26572987I don't understand the connection you're making. Are those things tarot cards or something?
>>26573015Those are major arcanas in the traditional Tarot decks.
>>26572987It's a bit early to make that connection. We should look if the trend holds though.
>>26573037Maybe so then. Mite b kool.
>>26572932>>26572928>>26572926>>26572914You decide to head back to your Dorm room, glancing at the books as you do so.'The War of the Wizards' is the title of the History book, written by 'Historian Latian'. It's quite thick.'The Way of the Force', the guide to Force Magic, with no author.'The Diary of Magister Kaline'. You recognise that name - he was the Court Magister who first encountered an entity in the Entropic Plane. The Sand Man, he named him.'Planar Travellers Handbook' - it's a very newly printed book, but you also recognise the author - Jackyl the Traveller. He was apparently infamous for Plane-hopping.You enter your dorm - Jaqul isn't here, likely still eating. There's... a pair of letters. One on each of your desks, sealed with wax. You don't recognise the symbol though.It looks like... five rings, each linked to another.>Read the letter>Read the books>Something else?
>>26572987>the hanged man (XII) is the twelfth major arcana>depicts a man hanging upside down by one foot>the tree of sacrifice is living wood>associated with waiting
>>26573176I'd be more cautious if we had some fitting utility spell, but I guess we should just read the letters.
>>26573176Do you hear that sound?That is the sound...of inevitability.Read the letter.
>>26573176Read our letter, and then the planar handbook.
>>26573251>>26573253>>26573260You decide to read the letters. You don't really have a reason not to. You break the seal, carefully open it, and pull out a small card."We are watching. We are waiting. There is a tree, in the Courtyard. Be there by Midnight.And we'll show you what Magic is really like."It's not signed by anyone, and you don't recognise the handwriting. It's very... blocky? Like the author took great pains to prevent anyone from identifying them by the writing.Jaqul received a letter as well. Was he invited to... whatever it is that's going on? You don't know.You'll have to decide whether to go later. First. Books!>Which book first?
Rolled 15>>26573351I say the Planar handbook first
>>26573351The experiment is at noon, we have time to hang out and still make it in time somewhat well rested.For now read the planar handbook, specifically info on two person projections and ending them forcibly if something goes wrong.
>>26573351Aw shit, secert magical societies. Don't expect me to be savvy with that sort of stuff.Anyway, the history books is the one we should probably read.
Rolled 79>>26573351>'The Diary of Magister Kaline'
>>26573351BUM-BUM-BAAAIn light of this, we should probably try the force book. If only because we have no combat based magic that we can quickly use.Sure we can make a summoning circle, but that takes time and summoning isn't allowed.We will have our teacher there tomorrow anyways
>>26573351>going out to meet magic cult at midnight the day before a life or death experimentThat's almost awesome enough, but I can do better.Hairy McTerrorcastle is not a follower. Hairy Mc-motherfucking-Terrorcastle is a LEADER. I say we astrally project ourselves into our own plane in order to temporarily make ourselves a ghost, and we spy on that meeting that badass motherfuckers. And then we begin to plot the hostile takeover whilst forging our own faction.
>>26573423>>26573430You decide to read the Planar Handbook.>Roll 1d100
>>26573445I seriously doubt we could get anywhere close to combat proficient in a couple hours when there will be people there years older than us.I think we need to focus on the experiment and show up to the sekret club if we're curious. It's probably just some frat anyway.
Rolled 2>>26573592Rolling, come on crit we need you now.
Rolled 37>>26573592Best reader of all time
Rolled 60>>26573592Dice gods guide my roll
>>26573592FOR KNOWLEDGE>>26573614you just need to surprise them.
Rolled 18>>26573592I wished I could still use that 99 from the last roll...
Rolled 63>>26573628that was a little close>>26573592rolling
>>26573628fuck me, I'm going to leave the rolls in more capable hands for now.
>>26573654>>26573653>>26573637>>26573633>>26573628>63The book is short, and sweet. It's a handbook after all. Whilst concise, it remains detailed. Jackyl is one of the most experienced Astral Travellers in History. He lacks information on the Entropic Plane, having referred to it offhandedly as a 'boring place not worth going to', as his time was before it became a place of interest.You do learn of several other planes.>Infernal Plane>Celestial Plane>Fire Plane>Earth Plane>Lightning Plane>Wind Plane>Water Plane>Dream Plane>'Divine' Plane?The last one is one he believes exists, but has yet to enter. He frequently mentions he ghosts over a Plane that wells with power, but is unable to pierce into. He considered it his life's dream.You aren't sure if he made it.>+5 to Summoning!
>>26573778Damn, nothing about escaping from planes if shit goes bad?Can we read the Diary next?
>>26573778Well obviously this 'divine' plane should be one of our end goals!Its like nothing bad ever happened when mortal men entered into a holy realm.Should we read the force book next?
Rolled 78>>26573778Rolling for Diary of Magister Kaline.What's the time in-game? I'd like to try and learn a Force spell from that book before we leave for the meeting. Just a little nugget for emergencies.
>>26573846>>26573806>>26573825>Diary of Magister Kaline>Roll 1d100>It is currently 4PM.
Rolled 87>>26573846sameno one will expect the summoner to know a force spell within the first week!
Rolled 12>>26573878Rolling.>>26573879Nice roll.
>>26573878That's plenty of time. Full speed on diary.
Rolled 58>>26573878Excellent, looks like we'll have time later to study Force after all.
>>26573879>>26573915>>26573922>>26573948>87The Diary is written from the first day of his journey in the Entropic Plane, until quite a long time after. A lot of it is useless filler, but the parts with the Sand Man are interesting."... it does not speak. It never speaks. I once caught it trying to form a mouth... perhaps... perhaps it is learning? Trying to speak? It follows my every move still, almost like a dog. Watching me with those eyes.I've begun to talk to it. I told it of the Material Plane, and our world. It didn't answer.I found another fruit today. Are they fruit? I'm not sure. When I ate it, I heard a voice. It talked about a wife, and a marriage falling apart. It didn't know what to do. The Sand Man watched."The rest are fairly much the same, with regards to the Entropic Plane.>Read the Book on Force Magic?>Something else?
>>26574079Force magic time. Probably spend two hours on that, grab dinner and then a nap until midnight meeting?
Rolled 4Way of the Force.Rolling for Jedi wisdom.
Rolled 76>>26574079We are one with the force!
>>26574079Have we alreads finished the book? What kind of fast reader are we? If we didn't read all of it, skip ahead to later entries. Look if anything has changed regarding TSM.
>>26574141dammit>>26574136Dinner sounds like a good opportunity to round up the guys. I want to see what Jaqul's opinion on the 'secret society' is.I also want to know if they just shot the letters to every kid that doesn't look like a fuckup or if it was more selective.
>>26574172You didn't read all of it. The Diary does talk a lot about his personal life and various things you glossed over in favour of more knowledge about the Entropic Plane.
>>26574182Turns out we can't do force magic. Good thing we didn't pick that subject.
>>26574198Kay, I stand by my suggestion then:>Compare the first to the last entries.
>>26574182...poppycock.Are the dice gods displeased with our choice of study?
>>26574235>>26574219We got one more hour before dinner, I say we give it one more shot.
>>26574227>>26574182>>26574165>>26574141>1Before reading the book on Force magic, you skip to the end of the diary. "This will be my last visit here. I bade the Sand Man goodbye and began to let myself return. It reached out, almost like a child. The desert wind whistled almost mournfully. Perhaps I'm just being dramatic."Placing it to the side with your other books, you reach for 'The Way of the Force'.... This isn't a book. It's just the words 'Be strong.' repeated over. And over. And over again.Be... strong? That's it? That's all it says. You flip through the rest of the book - it's just those words over and over. At the very end though, there's a signature.Ranafiel. He... wrote this book? Well. He IS the Magister of Force...It is now 5:30PM.>Be strong?>Do something else?
Rolled 24>>26574250indeed, that's the spiriti think the book is broken
>>26574331Be Strong. Give it one more shot, and if we crit fail again we're just bringing a knife to the meeting.
Rolled 94>>26574331Be strong, use the force lu-I mean Hairy
Rolled 27>>26574331>SUDDENLY INSIGHT STRIKESEvery time we see Ranafiel, he's muttering. Force Magic is a chant. It's about magically enforcing your will to the extent that that you are -stronger- than the world around you. That's why he doesn't pay attention to where he's going. He's as focused as a hawk eviscerating a rat.It's time......to be strong.Dice gods guide this roll.
Rolled 30>>26574331Mother fucking push ups lets get strong! do them till that girl comes to look fore us, also do them with our shirt off.
Rolled 9>>26574375That actually sounds reasonable. Less force more force of mind.
Rolled 82>>26574350Rolling for STRENGTH
>>26574348>>26574356>>26574375>>26574406>94>Good insightIt clicks in your head. Force Magic is about exerting your will on the world. And if there's one thing you can do, it's exert your will on the world.You stare at your pillow, deciding to start small. You are Hairy McTerrorcastle. You are MOTHERFUCKING. HAIRY. MCTERRORCASTLE. You focus your mind on the pillow, attempting to... do something to it.You aren't actually sure. You decide to just channel magic at it, imbued with your will.LIFT! You say in your mind. The pillow does not lift, however.No. It begins to slams into the wall. Had it been made of a harder substance, you're fairly sure you might have cracked the wall. Looks like you need to practice controlling it.>SPELL LEARNED>Telekinesis (Force)>Exert your will on objects or people. Roll 1dX, where X is your Force Magic skill. That is the amount of pounds of force you can exert on your target. You can choose to exert a certain amount of force, but you must roll above that target. Controlling minute objects, or complex maneuvers with them will require a separate roll of 1d100.>+20 to Force Magic (Source: INSIGHT!)>Actions?
>>26574546>It slams into the wall, please excuse my autism.
>>26574546>INSIGHTDamn I'm good.I'd assume it's dinner time. Let's see what's going on, I want to know if Jaqul or the rest of our acquaintances know what's up with the letter.Mention it casually; if they don't know about it, just play it off.
>>26574546Dayum, we're already at 30 Force skill? Shit.I think that's good enough to grab dinner and nap until 11:30.
>>26574546Be stronger, longer!
>>265745461 question, whats our current summoning skill?and onward to dinner
>>26574614>nap until 11:30.I assume you mean practice telekinesis for a few hours after dinner.If it tires us out we can take a brief nap before the meeting.
>>2657464927. The bonus to Force magic might have been smaller, but Hairy McTerrorcastle so far seems a very determined person. He has the personality for Force Magic.
>>26574649Summoning was 22 in the pastebin at the start. We gained a +5 to summoning in the thread, so now, 27. We also have a +5 bonus when summoning infernals, for a max of 32 under those conditions.We had 10 skill in force magic to start, so with that +20 we just went up to 30 for Force.
>>26574651I just really don't want to risk being tired for the experiment tomorrow. I'm expecting an emergency at the very least.>>26574649The pastebin is updated whenever something changes, it's 27 right now.
>>26574713Maybe just one more hour of practice after dinner? Then napping?If the book is written by the Magister himself, and all it has are the words 'be strong', then the entire world of force magic is already right there in front of us.
>>26574593It's good to know that we can get bonuses if we grasp the basic concepts of a school of magic from what we've been told. Not gonna happen often but this is just so cool, we should totally practice so we can write messages on Ariane notepad without having to take ot from her.
>>26574713>>26574696>>26574692ahh, i forgot to refreshthanks
>>26574745>we can write messages on Ariane notepad without having to take it from herWe're one smooth motherfucking pimp.Hey Archmagister, what does Ariane look like? Slight and redheaded, right?Could be girlfriend material. Maybe. Hairy McTerrorcastle has no obligation to chain himself to a single hoe. At least, that's what we told ourselves in the mirror yesterday.
>>26574801Slight, longish red hair. Tends to wear a lot of layers.
>>26574801I see Hairy as someone who claims he can get multiple girls, but in reality feels more at peace with just one.But that's head-canon.
>>26574801Pythianne would be a cooler girlfriend in my opinion, but whatever.>>26574740If we can sleep from 9:30 to 11:30 I think we'll be fine. That is if the meeting doesn't last all bloody night. We'll have to make them get to the point, Hairy McTerrorcastle is a busy man and has important things to do tomorrow.
>>26574889She is our plane buddy. Also part of the old world order, no place in our new order, Ariane as a student will fit right in by our side. Plus we need someone to make us antidotes for all the inevitable poisoning attempts..
>>26574889Oh, hell no. Didn't you hear the Divination teacher? And it's the quiet ones you have to watch out for
Official Hairy Mcterrorcastle internal monologue consensus if possible. Are we aiming to get into or at least have the ability to get into Ariane's pants?
>>26574945Hairy McTerrorcastle fears nothing.We went to this class partly for that chest, and i'll be damned if we give it up now!captcha: iouslyj disgraceful
>>26574879>I see Hairy as someone who claims he can get multiple girls, but in reality feels more at peace with just one.Fits with the villain who isn't actually as villainous as he pretends to be motif.>>26574864>>26574945She sounds shy, cute; a typical wallflower potions nerd.The perfect mundane cover for a young witch attempting to take over the world. Is the target of our flirting secretly brewing up a heaping cauldron of EVUL?!?Because in that case, she's perfect.>>26574930I agree. Pythianne may have large tits, which is an important consideration, but I see her as a bubbly friendly teacher and mentor, not a love interest.
>>26574945Pythianne's not a quiet one by any stretch, and her brother is just wary of us because he loves his imouto.>>26574930Revolutions happen when the ruling class is turned against itself. Every time. The underclass never raises itself up successfully against the upper class.Personally I just think Pythianne's a cutey and I like her sincere enthusiasm.
>>26574546>ActionsGrab dinner, return back to room, study force magic until 9:30pm
>>26574992Operation Anti-Villain commencing.Our master plan: publicly, she shall be second in command of the McTerrorcastle forces. Privately, our sultry fire-headed sex toy!Phase 1: Bring her flowers, and take her out on a romantic date! All the evil villains do that!
>>26574889>>26574651>>26574740>>26574593You decide to grab dinner. Heading down to the kitchen, you find Lutharius is cooking some sort of stir fry. Drazeen, Jaqul, and a student you don't recognise are sitting down at the tables, talking about nothing.You take a seat with them, greeting them as you do. "I don't believe we've met. I'm Ezekiel. Abjuration." He says calmly, holding out his hand. You shake it.Jaqul hasn't been in his room yet and hasn't seen his letter. Deciding discretion is the better part of valour, you opt not to ask anyone if they received one.Lutharius turns around and grins at you, doling out a few plates of stir fried meat and vegetables. "Jeez, I was wondering if you were going to come out of your little cave." He teases lightly."What have you been working on?""Oh, I studied a little bit about Summoning.">Tell them you know Force Magic?>Tell them about the Letter?>Retreat to your room and make some excuses?
>>26575116>Brag about force magic.>Hint at there being something waiting for Jaqui back in the room he might want to check before going to bed. Try to do this low key and when the others are distracted by eating/conversation if possible.
>>26575084I can't say I don't like the planned direction for Hairy McTerrorcastle.[spoilers]Although a little part of me wonders what adventures you would've gotten up to if the option to call yourself 'Elizabeth' and be a crossdresser had won...[/spoiler]
>>26575116Tell him about our force push, but not too much. For we are padawan, and bragging leads to an unjust ego.
>>26575116Share our insight into force magic. Have a good laugh about how we beat up our pillow with telekinesis.Evil villains need friends, of course. All the most evil villains do that sort of thing!Then just shoot the shit. Nothing like meaningless conversation for male bonding. Maybe mention the hot chicks we've seen around the halls, our professor's prodigious rack, etc.Ask Jaqul how he's doing. Guy seems distant but I felt like we were making some inroads earlier.
>>26575116>Retreat to your room and make some excusesRight now they don't know we have any Force magic, better to keep it that way as long as possible in case something happens. Loose lips sink ships.
>>26575162Something like this I bet.
>>26575162>>26575244its still not too late!Think of the impression we could make at the 12 o'clock meeting!
>>26575236I see your concern, but it's just telekinesis; plenty of students probably know it. I don't want to get tooooo cloistered.We can save the secrets for when we learn something serious. Whatever we discover on the entropic plane, for example, or any magic we learn from our demonic summons.
>>26575291Hairy McTerrorcastle does what he wants, and fuck the haters.but really, the name is enough for silliness, let's notI admit I liked Jaqul's nickname for us - just "Castle". Cable TV shows aside, it has a nice ring to it. A VILLAINOUS RING!
>>26575199>>26575184>>26575157You talk about your recent foray into Force Magic. Lutharius seems impressed, the others less so (but undeniably impressed). When the others settle into mild conversations, you offhandedly mention to Jaqul that someone left something on his desk. He nods quietly, and you decide to ask him how he's doing.He's your roommate, and apparently a fellow invitee to the secret club of secrets."I've been... good. Illusions is nice. Yourself...?" He seems a little distracted. You make idle conversation for a bit, before everyone retreats to their rooms.>Tell him you received a similar letter?>Surprise him when you both show up?>Other?
>>26575244what a missed chance of opportunity. Crossdressing Mage out to RULE THE WORLD! Just kidding, /tg/ would probably make him into a huge trap.
>>26575291I wonder what Ariane would say if we asked for her clothes. Nothing, she is deaf. badumtish. Horrible joke not initially intended.
>>26575324>Tell him you received a similar letterWe need someone to watch our back. We don't know him that well yet, but he's better than nothing, and if we get into a mess we'll bond during the un-messing process.
>>26575324Surprise him. His letter might have been something else. Unlikely, but possible.
>>26575382Illusions might make for a convenient escape.
>>26575324>Ask if his letter was the same as ours. Wonder if they just gave everyone a letter and the whole thing is a prank to get first-years to violate the curfew.
>>26575324surprise him>>26575345i think you mean they would find that out
>>26575324We should be honest with him and said we got a similar letter.>>26575345>Implying there is a possibility they wouldn't.
>>26575403>>26575407>>26575406>>26575393>>26575382>50/50 split it seems.>Also yeah, trapwizard would've definitely been the decision.
>>26575469I'll change my vote to telling him and seeing what he's going to do. I'm >>26575393
>>26575469Kay. Then I will just point out this:>>26575403>the whole thing is a prank to get first-years to violate the curfew.Can you think of any way to validate that beforehand?
>>26575540>>26575407>>26575403"So... wanna compare letters?" You hold up yours, as he reads his own, looking faintly surprised.He thinks it over a brief second before nodding. They're identical."... Do you know what tree they were referring to...?" He mutters, looking at it a bit closer.You know of a few trees in the Courtyard, but they didn't specify. "... Maybe it's a trap?" You say, throwing the idea out.Jaqul scratches his chin. "... I'll hide us." He mutters. Illusion magic. Handy dandy!It's about 8PM. You have four hours until the Super Secret Club convenes.>Actions?
>>26575557Samefag, but whatever. As >>26575540 broke the tie:>Ask Jaqul if he encountered or did anything that would explain him being summoned to a genuine secret club this early. If he asks what we did: We learned our first extraplanar name really really fast and have shown the most zeal of all first year summoners.
>>26575602One hour study force, then napping for 2 hours.
>>26575557we still have time to set up an all seeing eye at the locationif we do it soon, we should see the upper class man gathering, if we manage to get it set up long enough, we could even see how many people are coming early
>>26575623All-seeing eye. That sepll is 100 percent safe cos if we fail all we get is an eye that floats around, not a hideous monstrosity that wants to eat us, then we can just watch from our room.
Rolled 4>>26575623>>26575616>>26575617>>26575695"Did you do anything that would explain you getting summoned to some sort of secret club?" You ask him. He pauses. After a few minutes of deliberation, he shakes his head. "Nothing I can think of... I'm the top student in Illusions so far.""Really? Top student of Summoning... do you think it's just the Top students?" He shrugs. An idea strikes you though. Ahazi's All Seeing Eye! You can summon that!"Well.. I can summon an Eye, and use it to spy on the area before we leave."He raises an eyebrow at you but nods. It seems you have something a plan."I'm just going to practice Force Magic for a bit." He nods, and turns to his books.>If you nap, how do you intend on waking up before Midnight?>Otherwise, anything else?
>>26575734>+4 Force magic
>>26575734>If you nap, how do you intend on waking up before Midnight?Trusting our roommate to wake us.Can we visit the summoning circle quickly before curfew? I really don't want to break the rule against unsupervised summoning.
>>26575724>>26575734well its a summon, so we can't do it in the roombut we may be able to rush over to Pythianne's and summon one there.It shouldn't take too long either.If she asks why, just say it is for some extra practice.
>>26575734Alarm clocks don't exist? Fuck.We can ask Jaqul to wake us up in time, but... it's probably safer to do light reading until midnight if there's really no alarm clocks.
>>26575802This. Then just channel summon to keep it around as long as necessary.
>>26575734are we allowed to have summons past curfew?if so, Bowie is our new alarm clock!
>>26575817We're already breaking curfew, why not the summoning rule. It's intended to stop students summoning horrible things that can kill people and fail.But in the meantime while we wait we should study some summoning so we dont fall behind in relation to our force magic.Maybe combine the two? while we try to bind something use some force magic too? if possible.
>>26575859>>26575857>>26575802>>26575816You decide to visit the Summoning Chambers before Curfew. You have two hours, so it's an easy trip. You tell Jaqul where you're going, and that you'll be back, and he nods lightly, absorbed in a book.You don't pass many people on your way there, and Summoning Chambers themselves are mostly empty.You make it to Magister Pythianne's office and knock on the door. It swings open automatically. She's still surrounded by tomes and scrolls, and glances up at you, for once not bouncing with excitement - it appears even she gets tired. Eventually."Oh... oh! Hello... did you need something?""I just wanted to quickly summon something. Did I disturb you?""Oh! No, no, it's fine. What'd you want to summon?">Ahazi's All Seeing Eye>Bowie (if you are summoning Bowie, will you use Summon Imp I or Summon Imp II?)
>>26575920Flouting curfew causes mischief.Flouting summoning regulations endangers everyone on campus. It's a good rule.I think the eye is a good idea and if we can get a chance to summon before curfew, we should do so.
>>26575920the ban on summoning was because something really horrible happened last year. It will probably have bigger consequences than just breaking curfew. Don't break the rules that you don't need to.And what better way to study summoning than to summon a new minion?
>>26575949Lets go with the eye.
>>26575949Eye, for intelligence gathering operations. Haztoraxifeliv deserves to be summoned when we can give him more of our attention, he doesn't deserve to be summoned to watch us snore.
>>26575949eyewe can also get jaqul to cloak the eye
>>26575949Bowie certainly would be useful if it was a trap.It might also cause trouble to take a creature whose whole purpose on this plane is to spy on humans to the secret club at our first visit.How long does the summon take? I wanted to do this last thing before curfew so it's useful as long as possible.>Summone Ahazi's All Seeing Eye
>>26575996>>26575992>>26575985>Eye"Ahazi's All Seeing Eye." She nods at you, and leads you over to one of the alcoves."Whenever your ready.">Roll 1d100 to Summon and Bind Ahazi's All Seeing Eye.
>>26575920>so we dont fall behind in relation to our force magic.>Be top of the class by a large margin.>Spend one single half of an evening on something else.>Be afraid to fall behind on your studies.
>>26576028We can easily roll high enough for Channel Summon which can get us an extra 1-4 hours. Plenty of time, so no worries.
Rolled 1>>26576066Didn't think of that. Let's do that then.
Rolled 31>>26576052praying for no critfail this timei bet i jinxed it
Rolled 82>>26576052>>26576085I think now is as good a time as any to ask whether you only take rolls that quote your post or not.
Rolled 79>>26576101i fucking jinxed it
Rolled 69>>26576085OW OW OW OWYes captcha that is how you roll a dice in a dqualif manner
Rolled 33>>26576085Welp, might as well see if I can't get a nat 100
>>26576111>>26576102>>26576101>>26576085>>26576061>1>That answer your question?The Eye materialises... and stares at you. It promptly vanishes. Pythianne giggles, and rubs your shoulder. "Aw, don't feel bad. Try again?">Try again?>Summon Bowie instead?
>>26576085My first crit fail on tg. It had to happen some day.
Rolled 18>>26576150Attempt 2.
>>26576150Let's try again. We can do this!>dat shoulder rubI'm telling you guys, Pythianne.
Rolled 85>>26576150NEVER GIVE UPNEVER SURRENDER
Rolled 74>>26576163Well that clears the DC...
Rolled 62>>26576150Gotta get dat eye
>>26576209>>26576193>>26576176>>26576166>>26576163>85The Eye materialises again, in it's strange misty way and stares at you. Success! "Congratulations!" Pythianne gives you a hug for a brief moment."Anything else I can help you with dear?" You shake your head and she heads back to her office.It takes a little practice, but you get the hang of seeing through the Eye. It's a little weird looking at yourself actually... but damn, you are hot. Work it baby, work it!>Actions?
>>26576236Head to the courtyard, deploy eye somewhere that can't be seen, then head back to room. Spend the rest of the night checking with the eye periodically to see what goes down at the courtyard.
Rolled 1>>26576236>forgot to roll duration
>>26576270this but continue to "work it" as you walk to and from the courtyard.Show yourself the best swag walk ever
>>26576289Why... Just why?
Rolled 67>>26576289We need to channel summon, get it to at least 3 hours, right?
>>26576320If you want to last, you'll probably have to channel twice.And it gets harder each time.
>>26576329What time is it now? Still 9pm? I think we can get it in one channel summon since we get another 1d4 hours. I think >>26576320 cleared the DC to get one channel summon.
>>26576320the way i see it, there should be some activity before hand, and we need to dispel it when we are heading there anyways. so we don't need the full 3 hours either.
Rolled 3>>26576364>>26576348>>26576320>It seems like you want Channel Summoning!>Normally, I wouldn't take the roll because I didn't actually ask for rolls... but I'll allow it. In future, please roll only when asked to.You channel a burst of magic into the Eye, delaying it's disappearance for a bit.Hmm... Now that's it going to stick around for a bit longer, do you scout out the trees? Go back to Jaqul?Or admire yourself?>Actions?
>>26576441scout the trees, there may be a bird's nest or something that it can hide in.after we find a good hiding place, head back to jaqul. Using the eye to admire ourself as we leave
>>26576441Ah, sorry, I got too excited.
Rolled 72>>26576441I don't want us to be vulnerable when focused on the eye. First go back to the room. On the way admire yourself and your environment with the eye. When safe in the room, send the eye out to scout.
Looks like everyone's packing in for the night.You guys wanna overtime or just end it here for tonight?
>>26576522>>26576472You head back to the room, seeing through the Eye as you do so. It's a little weird, having three points of vision, but getting to watch your ass as you walk is worth it you think. You scan the Courtyard as you pass, noting a... student? Hanging around a tree. Might bear looking into later.You make it back to your dorm, and show Jaqul the Eye."... Impressive." He mutters, examining it. It's essentially, a floating eyeball. Not much to see, but still kind of cool. He mutters something, waves his hands and the Eye shimmers and disappears."... Your turn." He says quietly.You send the Eye out to the Courtyard. It's quite bare right now. The student who was at the Tree is gone, so you decide to investigate it. It's weird, moving the Eye up and down, but you get the hang of it quickly.There's... a small engraving, near the base. It's the same one as the seal on your letters. You move the Eye down further... you think this is the Tree. There's a small, hidden trapdoor at it's base.>Actions?>It's now Curfew.
>>26576659I was planning on at ending it at the Secret Club meeting personally. I can just skip to that if you want.
>>26576672Monitor the tree until it's time to head down there, telling Jaqul what we observe.
>>26576659I can overtime.
>>26576659For me it's morning, not evenening. There is no reason for me to leave.
>>26576672sleep is for the weak
>>26576672>Report findings.We could step up our game by NOT going to the secret meeting. Instead we could just casually walk into the club house some time later. Be all like "What, this house was supposed to be secret? Why didn't you properly hide it then?"
>>26576704You're in India/Middle Russia?
>>26576727no, we sneak in using the illusion magic, and appear when everyone else is walking in! Act like we have been there for hours
>>26576685>>26576698>>26576704>>26576710>>26576770I don't have work tomorrow, I can keep going.
As super as it is that everyone can keep going... what are you doing?>Wait until Midnight?>Concoct mad plan to stroke your ego?
>>26576803Yes. We must make progress. I love this quest!
>>26576777>>26576727Who are we trying to impress... And do we even want to impress them? Might be better to see what the other top students are capable of first.
>>26576820Voting to wait until midnight.
>>26576834If Force is anything like summoning we may even be better than the top of the Force class in terms of sheer power, probably good to have a few more force spells before we show that stuff off.I say we practice force magic while we wait. Maybe try doing different things with it like punching holes in a piece of paper? Then we was down cloaked at a bit before 12 so we can be waiting in that tree. Occasionally flip back to the eye to check how things are going there.
>>26576834well, if we get there first, we get to evaluate them before they evaluate us. Also we get our position as top dog settled (at least for our year.)so i will have to go with sneaking into the club house 30 min. before the meeting.
Seems like they wanna sneak in and get the drop on the secret society.Imokaywiththis.jpeg.
>>26576867>>26576874Let's do this.
>>26576928>>26576909>>26576874You decide to sneak in. Jaqul looks up at you as you begin getting ready. "Let's sneak in early. Establish our superiority." He pauses, and nods. You put on a cloak each, and he casts some sort of Illusion on them, rendering the Cloaks invisible... and you as well.Sneaking out as carefully as you can, you head over to the tree in the Courtyard. You get his attention, and show him the trapdoor. Opening it quietly, you both slip down.It's a surprisingly spacious room. It's full of couches, chairs, all sorts of comforts. There's a few doors to a few other rooms and a... mask, hanging on the back of a particularly high backed chair.>Actions?
>>26576962Find the snackseat the snackswear the maskchill on the chouch
>>26576962Explore the other rooms, monitor our eye to see when someone else comes.
>>26576962Point the eye towards the trapdoor so we know if anyone is coming
>>26576987Well I suppose we just practice force magic until people start to turn up. Then just use the eye to watch as people enter I suppose.
>>26577015Also minor point force magic is the best cos we can practice it whenever we have nothing else to do by simply focusing on something and trying to make it happen by force of will.
>>26576962Find a place to hide the last half an hour. When everyone is assembled, silently step out of the closet or wherever you are. Scare everyone.
>>26577015This kinda fits with the image of Hairy I have."Alright, we'll sneak in and show those guys who the true alpha dog is!""Now that i'm here... might as well practice my magic."
>>26577011>>26577012>>26577015>>26576987>>26577077You point the Eye at the trapdoor to spy on people. You move over to the other doors to try and explore but find them all locked.Shrugging, you move over to study the mask. It's a plain, white domino mask, with the Symbol of the Secret Club on the forehead. You can't move it though."Hey, I got an idea... can you hide us with another Illusion Jaqul?" He blinks at you. "We'll surprise everyone!"He blinks at you before shrugging. Sure, why not, Castle's crazy, might as well play along. He mutters and waves his hands, and you watch as you both melt into invisibility.You watch silently as two students enter, one after the other.The first one, a tall, muscular male, plops down into a couch with an aura of arrogance.The second, a petite looking girl almost floats in. The first boy makes a crude pass at her, but she doesn't seem to notice. Or care. She stands surprisingly close to you, but otherwise doesn't seem to notice you're here.Then Lutharius comes in, looking unsure of himself. "Hey." He says softly to everyone, plopping down into one of the couches. The first male snorts at him. "Fuck off, bitch.""Hello." The petite female nods in his direction though.Then Ariane enters silently, looking about unsurely. The first man leers at her, but she edges towards the other girl.Without warning, the Mask seems to move forward, a figure seemingly melting from the wall. The person is cloaked in thick black robes that obscure every detail of them, and examines each of you, even you and Jaqul, in turn."Allow me to welcome you to the Fifth Circle.">cont.
>>26577215Whelp, it's clear who force is. Whoo Ariane for making it in! How on earth is she going to hear the guy talking right now?
>>26577282>lip reading>mental link / telepathy>Maybe she is mute and not deaf?
>>26577215The other students seem a little startled. Lutharius opens his mouth to ask a question, but the Masked (Wo)Man holds out a silencing hand."Questions will be answered in due time. You are selected for not only your potential... but your willingness to go further then what is... accepted."The figure points at the muscular boy. "Or did you think nobody noticed you reading on Destruction Magic?" His finger shifts to Lutharius. "That nobody saw the books you borrow on Blood Magic?"He turns to Jaqul's hidden spot. "Or that nobody would hear you practicing Domination on rats in the night?"The Mask seems to melt into the robes and emerge from the other side, his finger now pointing at you. "Or your attempts to barter with an Infernal denizen...?"The Illusion shatters as he points at each of you, surprising the other members of the group. "Illegal potions and elixirs." The finger turns to Ariane. "And... Necromancy!" It finally points to the last member of the group.The entire group settles around uneasily, not sure what to make."... Do not be alarmed. You will not be punished. The Fifth Circle Academy has always existed to educate, but it's true purpose has been for us. The Fifth Circle. Did you think it got it's name because it sounded fancy?" It shakes it's head."The Fifth Circle nurtures Magic as Magic should be nurtured. Unrestricted. Unbound. We chose you, to join us. We offer you Power, and in return... all we ask is that you take it." It holds out a hand, letting magic coalesce into a small ball before shattering when it clenches it's fist.>And that's it for now folks!
>>26577215Muscles is going down. He needs to learn who the leader of this wolf pack is.On a more pleasant note: Yay lutharius and Ariane are in this too! Now we have 3 minio- friends in the group!
>>26577326YOWHO THE FUCK IS SPYING ON USThat shit ain't cool. Nobody fucking spies on Hairy McTerrorcastle.
>>26577326yeh OP man i love you, not in a gay way in an awesome manly way!! hopefully another thread tomorrow?
>>26577380Tomorrow? No, I am afraid I am working. Wednesday though, should be fine.
Awesome session OP, can't wait to start it up again on Wednesday.
>>26577405thanks for the session, 7 hours well spent.now for 3 hours of sleep
>>26577326http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/26569289/ archived threadhttps://twitter.com/Archmagisterkun is my twitterTune in on Wednesday for 'The Fifth Circle'!
Hoo boy, dropping us into the middle of a giant extortion/blackmail scam right at the end of the session. Now I got something to think about for a few days. See you Wednesday OP.
>>26577499I'm just happy that Ariane is as adventurous as us. Also apparantly deals with internals is actually a bad thing, also look into these magic things try mentioned, especially domination and destruction.
>>26577587>Also apparantly deals with internals is actually a bad thingLike that's going to stop us though. We just need to figure out how we were being spied on.
>Haztoraxifeliv(?) [68% towards learning the Name]Still says that in the pastebin
>>26577587>Also apparantly deals with internals is actually a bad thingThis is the only big surprise for me this thread. Heck, we even asked the teacher if it was ok! The only rule we broke was staying out late to come to this meeting. I mean, making deals with powerful creatures is kind of the appeal of summoning!
>>26577780So it does.
Also, are we going to get a bonus to summoning Bowie for knowing his name 100% now?
>>26577793I'll give you one. +5 but only on him specifically.
>>26577784There's some funny stuff going on, especially since we only talked about making the deal, we didn't actually do anything. Nobody at the meeting actually broke any rules, or the school would have known and stepped in.Like you said, for us in particular we asked a teacher and got if not a green light, then at least no red light. Lots to think about.Also, Archmagister, Summon Imp 2 isn't listed in the pastebin as far as I can tell.
>>26578028Whoops, thanks for pointing that out.Who said anything about breaking any rules? Or for that matter, that the School is not in on this?[/spoiler
>>26578127Exactly. Nice setup. I'm going to save my speculation for Wednesday but this is a very interesting little sekret club you've got going on.
>>26578127Also I think our Force should be 34 now, from >>26575765
>>26578127>willingness to go further then what is... accepted."Well, it's always the question of being accepted by whom. However, summuning inferals is clearly accepted by the school. Interacting them is therefore equally accepted and was even encouraged. And when we asked our teacher Not that she could ever be a guide to what is normally accepted. she seemed be more than happy that we contemplated a Deal.You know what. The teacher clearly doesn't know what's considered right or wrong. They point stands that we have so far never intentionally done anything that is not accepted. We didn't even unintentionally do such a thing as we haven't made any deals yet.Wouldn't it be funny to become a powerful member of the club for amoral wizards without ever actually doing anything amoral?
We should see if Bowie knows any force magic sometime.And give him the name of everyone in this room.
>>26578331I'll vote against this. Giving him the names of some of the student is acceptable though. None of our friends though.
>>26578331>everyoneMask dude, force dude, and maybe creepy necro girl.This is clearly some kind of manipulation attempt. I'm just wondering how deep the rabbit hole goes. Are the magisters in on this? Probably. It might even be a test to see who's blindly power hungry and who's just curious and extra motivated.As it is I think our faction is a majority of the group right now. There's a chance here to turn the group to our own purposes and hijack their intelligence gathering system. They obviously have ears at the summoning rooms and an eye on everyone's library record.One interesting thing is Lutharius being top dog of the general magicians. It'd be interesting to see how he is with Summoning. We should hang out with him more.My main concern is the spying on us. I do not like that.
>>26578415But Pythianne said that they can't fuck people over just by having their names. If they could do bad stuff to people by just having their names, way fewer people would do summoning.But if it's no friends at all for whatever reason, what about the muscle asshole that hit on deaf girl and called Lutharius a bitch?
>>26578466If we're going to give away names of friends, we should ask them if it's cool first. Just courtesy. Although we're not even through our first month yet, so the demons probably won't be too interested at the moment.
>>26578466I didn't mean this because of direct harm from giving away their names. Their names give away an unique identifier that let's infernals find out more about the humans. Those things could lead to harm.I'm just too careful to give away our friends' names even if there is only a slim chance of it causing harm. After all, there are plenty of other names we could give away. Like the muscle asshole.
>>26578127Might I suggest you make a new pastebin for updates? That way archive readers could still use them.
Anybody else find it funny that reading that "BE STRONG" pamphlet and a bit of short study got us 34 Force while we're still at 27 summoning?I mean, yeah, we have some perks that push our summoning to 32 for infernals, and 37 of Bowie specifically. And we have more spells and even just Bowie alone is probably better than TK that maxes out at 34lbs. But still. It's kinda funny considering how much more work was put into summoning.Unless Force is one of kinds of those skills that's easier to train, but has less application / requires more levels to do things or whatever. Ehh. Just rambling at this point. Loving the whole possibility of telekinesis and demon summoning. Hopefully we can start using TK for everyday things and pick up some perks for force and complexity.
>>26578725Or we could just copypaste the pastebin to the thread at the end of every thread.
Elemental 10Illusion 10Force 34Enchantment 5Healing 3Alchemy 5Abjuration 7Summoning 27Divination 10???? 20Blood 10???? 5???? 5 Perks:????: +10 to ????. -5 to Abjuration, Alchemy and Enchantment. -7 to Healing.Infernal Expertise: +5 to Summoning Infernal entities. Bonus to learning their Names.????: ????Haztoraxifeliv's Name: +5 to Binding Haztoraxifeliv (Bowie). Books owned:Summoner's Spotting Guide: Things That Should Not Be and You - Vailean WretchbringerDissertation on Daemons - AtrocitusBook of Names - Unknown (One week)Planar Encyclopedia - Scholar Devayth (One week)Treatise on Summons - Lanius (One week)Incubi, Succubi, Omnibi - Unknown (One week) Items:Clothes
SPELLS KNOWN:Cantrips (No DC) Compass (Divination)>Direct the Caster to NorthLight (Element)>Create a small hovering ball of Light Basic Spells Summon Imp (Summoning)>Summon and bind an Imp to your will for 1d4 hours. Base DC 50 (DC 18). Channel Summoning (Summoning)>Channel energy to a Summon and increase it's period. The DC is the same as the Summon +10 for every cast of Channel Summoning. Adds 1d4 hours.
Intermediate Spells Ahazi's All Seeing Eye (Summoning)>Summon and bind a floating eye to your will for 1d4 hours. By focusing, you can view the world through the eye. Base DC 85. Astral Projection (Summoning)>Project yourself to a Plane of your choosing. DC varies based on the Plane. Magic Circle (Abjuration)>Using Runes, bind and restrain an entity, be they native or not to the material plane. DC varies on the complexity of the Circle. Summon Succubus/Incubus/Omnibus (Summoning)>Summon and bind a Succubus, Incubus, or Omnibus for 1d4 hours. This currently requires a roll to succeed in summoning the right thing entirely - this can be removed with practice. Base DC 100 to Summon, and Base DC 175 to bind. Telekinesis (Force)>Exert your will on the world. Roll 1dX, where X is your Force Magic. You can exert the resulting amount of pounds on an object or person. Complex maneuvers require a 1d100. Advanced Spells >Summon Imp II>An improved version of Summon Imp, this Spell brings forth an Imp from the Infernal Plane and binds it to the caster's will. The Imp is brought forth in a form closer to the one it holds in the Infernal Plane, and is significantly more powerful, but remains relatively weak compared to other Infernal Entities. Requires a Name. Base DC: 65 Expert SpellsFriends:LuthariusDrazeenJaqul(?)Haztoraxifeliv (NAME LEARNED)Ariane Enemies:Vann(?)
>>26578736Considering that people will want to read the pastebin at the BEGINNING of threads that doesn't seem very helpful. Sure, it would be better than not having old pastebins preserved at all, but that isn't saying much.Also making a new pastebin is way easier and faster than copying it into the thread.>>26578730From what I have gathered all our current boni are still really really low. I mean, those are the kind of boni we get in the first week of several years. In this light, having an insight grant a bigger bonus then a couple of days of study seems entirely reasonable.I also expect that it will become far harder to gain boni soon. Considering that we need about 50 points to reliably summon the lowest level creatures we will also probably have a hundred points or so at the end of the year.This of course relies on the DM not being the kind of faggot that wants this to run on super easy mode like 95% of the quests. I mean, with our current amount of rolls we will get like 2 crits per thread or so, each gave us a massive bonus.I just realized that the MC is probably a Mary Stu like every other Quest MC. Shit.
>>26578746>>26578750>>26578755http://pastebin.com/UvnBjEpL2 clicks + copying the link here. It's far easier.
>>26578856Those three posts stay that way until the archives all break down. That link will not display the same info as in those three posts once the next thread hits if Archy keeps using a single pastebin for the quest. So just linking the pastebin is worthless for archive readersAnd it was only marfinally more difficult. I had to ctrl+c and ctrl+v three times instead of only once.
>>26578882http://pastebin.com/aEfAsXNX is the link in the OP.http://pastebin.com/UvnBjEpL is the link I just posted.It takes 2 clicks to make a copy of a pastebin.