You are Yuri Ivanov a Corporal in the Tesenturian Reserve Guard who after attempting to save your best friend’s life you’ve been sent into the unknown country called Tristain, a place where the existence of magic and mages exist. Yeah…magic. However, despite this realization and after the consumption of an unknown quantity of alcohol you’ve somewhat grown used to your environment and with no way to get home in the foreseeable future you’ve decided to immerse yourself in various activities and situations. Such as witnessing the arrival of a gaudy blond who’s whirlwind of fake rose petals blow past you and the half-pint exiting through a nearby window. “Do not worry for I, Guiche de Gramont have heard the Princess’s plight and am willing to offer my humble services to the cause.” You don’t know whether to be surprised how you did not notice him eavesdropping, confused on why is he even at the girl’s dorm, or just frustrated as you can literally see a powder keg waiting to be blown.So you just decided to bring your palms onto the sides of your head and began rubbing the temples as you sighed from exhaustion. "Guiche I'm not even going to ask what you we're in the girls dorm, much less at Miss.Valliere’s door.” You simply stated trying to gather your thoughts on the whole thing. “But I won't turn down a helping hand in this situation.”“Well I know that I did a poor showing in our previous duel bu-wait what?” “You heard him now get ou-wait what?”Both turn to look at you not expecting the answer you just gave and in any other circumstance you will share the same reaction. “But Yuri!” Half-Pint was about to speak out but you held you hand up motioning her to stop.
>>28196792“Just hear me out. Considering we are heading to hostile territory I feel more comfortable traveling with more than just the two of us.” You begin to explain to the fuming Half-Pint. “Also despite his experience has some skill in magic which in a pinch might be useful. You will be useful in a pinch, right?” You look up at the blond with a cold glare in which he responds with an audible gulp before nodding frantically. Half-Pint on the other hand only grits her teeth when you mention his skill in magic and while not intentional probably is taking as a subtle jab at her own aptitude for it or rather lack of. You take a deep breath before exhaling loudly before continuing with your reasoning. “Besides do you really want Guiche of all people to be left behind with information about this important mission involving the Princess?” Her eyes widen and you could even see the gears of her mind turning as she visually imagines the scenario in which we do leave the blond behind. She then turns to the blond who in turn looks away from her before turning back to you.“You…have a point.” “I know I do, I wouldn’t have invited him if it were otherwise.” You gave a toothy grin at the girl before moving on to the next agenda. “So when are we leaving.” “Considering that the Prince is fighting a losing battle. Time is of the essence so I will like to leave by morning.” She said before she gives you a glance. “However, we’re all exhausted by today’s events and travelling by night will make it worse.” She explains pausing for a moment while looking at you expecting some kind of disagreement or rebuttal before continuing. “So I will like to take tomorrow to prepare our things and rest up making sure no one knows we leave before departing at dawn the day after.” You nod agreeing with her plan before walking towards Guiche who instantly stiffens up. “You can keep your mouth shut for a day right?”
>>28196851He quickly shakes his head in agreement before managing to compose himself and begins to pose.“O-Of Course, I Guiche de mo-“ “Yeah, yeah, I got it just keep quiet and I won’t turn you into rations and feed it to Slyphid.” You cut the Blond’s speech short before giving him a hard pat on his shoulder causing him to twitch as you head towards the door. “I’m heading to bed, night.” You open the door and leave hearing Half-Pint’s and Guiche’s response as you head back towards your cabin and hit the literal hay of your straw bed.>You have roughly a day to prepare leaving on your diplomatic mission. What do you wish to do?>Also as I promised I made a twitter account so follow me at @TsukaimaQuest to get the latest thread or at least the latest update considering my post speed.
>>28196862>Check our guns and ammo. Make sure we can haul them securely.>Gather supplies: food (non-perishable preferd), money, rope, tools, medical supplies, lots and lots of booze>Sneak Slyphid a large amount of food, as we won't be able too for the fore see able future
>>28196862time to go through our kit and figure our what we will and won't need. Cause we don't want to take our entire kit with us. So our kit is Body armorEngineering KitDemo Kit2 frag2 smokeRationsMess kitSleeping bagMoisin rifle +Ammo (dont remember how much we used against foquet)Moisin revolver +Ammo 35 rounds in totalM3 Grease Gun +Ammo 7 30-round magazinesDerfFighting KnifeSo what we need to do is>Make sure our guns are in good shape, specifically the grease gun.>Make sure we have enough supplies for this.>If we have enough left over we can use some of the vodka we brewed and make a Molotov or two.>If we need to test the grease gun or the Molotov notify Colbert for safety and if he wants to have a look.
>>28197975http://pastebin.com/PbLkdheShere is the latest equipment list, Yuri has
>>28197930>>28197975Okay, so consensus is to check our weaponry, prepare supplies, and feed the dragon. Also to create some Molotov and test the grease gun?Also can i have a specific list on what are we carrying due to some extra items we obtained so far carrying everything may slow Yuri down.
>>28198326Yes thats about right. We can leave the engineering kit and the sleeping bag as well as the moisin if the grease gun is in working condition. Also did the either the grease gun or the moisin come with a carrying strap?
>>28198326No objections here
>>28198350The Mosin Nagant did have a strap and the Grease Gun may have had one but it had probably rotted away. Also how do you want to test the Grease Gun?
>>28198394First check that the action works by priming it like you were loading the gun. If it doesn't catch then we can load 5 rounds into a magazine and shoot a target. if it does catch, we can disassemble it and use some of our alcohol to clean it.
>>28198455Okay give me 9d20, 1 is for cleaning5 is for testing the shots1 is Molotov creating1 last is gathering surprised 1 how discreet you are.
Rolled 10, 20, 2, 19, 14, 15, 11, 3, 14 = 108>>28198595
Rolled 20, 9, 16, 15, 12, 7, 10, 1, 5 = 95>>28198595ere you go
Rolled 5, 19, 16, 7, 10, 11, 13, 3, 5 = 89>>28198595
can we get tabitha in on this? an experienced mage and her dragon would help us alot i'm betting, seeing as at the moment our only reliable source of magic is guiche, and we all know he isnt the most reliable soldier around
Rolled 11, 18, 10, 19, 15, 12, 10, 11, 5 = 111>>28199187woops
If this ends up like in the series, Francis is going to end up getting so much shit from us for his incompetence considering how he conducted himself during the mission. Here are some of the things he did in the series.1. He shoots a squadmate on first meeting. 2. His traveling via sky made the group a target.3. He fails to support squad properly during the bandit attack.4. He brought personal feelings into mission when he demanded Louise and him should sleep in the same room.5. He actively attempts to fracture the unity of the squad."Are the Griffin Knights by any chance a penal regiment?""No, they're an elite order under her majesty's banner.""Could have fooled me."
Rolled 9, 20, 4, 19, 13, 6, 8, 12, 1 = 92>>28198657>>28198723>>28199142Highest seems to be20,20,16,19,15,15,11,13,3,14Not bad except for the supplies bit. But I suppose we can make up for that with our own rations if we really need to. Mystery Meat hooooo. Also does our mess kit come with a canteen?
Rolled 20, 7, 15, 2, 4, 15, 15, 16, 15 = 109Rolling for the author to buy the farm.
>>28199729Should be unless we lost it somewhere. Canteens have been part of standard kit even before napoleonic era.
>>28198326>wrinting, I was knocked out for awhile
>>28202548You woke up bright and early the next day in order to prepare supplies and equipment however the first thing you decided to work on was prepping the Grease gun to functional use. Highest Roll 20Luckily there wasn’t much to work on the grease gun other than cleaning up some rust in a few spots and oiling up a few parts to ensure they won’t jam up.You’re surprised on how well the condition of this gun is despite it being under the earth for over 20-30 plus years. Once you’re sure the gun can fire properly you took the gun into the forest in order not to attract the attention of the students who may still be sleeping and set up some targets on some trees. Once having the preparations finished you loaded up your magazine filled containing 5 rounds as you switched it to semi-auto, turn the safety off, took aim and fire. Highest Roll: 23, 19, 22, 17, 18All your shots were all dead center or very close it. Even if it was at a much shorter distance then with your rifle the accuracy of this gun is impressive considering where it was. Not to mention it didn’t jam up so you’re now positive this gun is now serviceable. Coming back from the woods just in time for breakfast after putting away your gun back in the cabin you head towards Marteau’s for a very satisfying meal. Shortly after by asking Marteau and the staff or by plain stealing some items in the castle….Highest Roll: 13Managed to take some bandages and converted some napkins and table clothes into a couple roles of makeshift battle dressings. You also managed to make use of some of the crude vodka in your basement to make some rather potent (and potentially painful) disinfectant. Overall you managed to make a couple of crude first aid kits. Highest Roll: 1
>>28204814After feeding Slyphid for lunch and trying to spend your day as routine as possible you tried to make some Molotov cocktails which accidently blew up when you tried testing them. You had to avoid the stares of the water mages when you had to lie about what had happen. However the rest of the day went by like a blur mostly recovering from your burns in the dullness of the recovery room and trying to avoid being ‘nursed’ by Kirche when you returned to the cabin to finish your recovery. Half-Pint was not pleased with your state when she visited though but kept quiet when everyone was visiting. You do manage to fashion a sling from for the grease gun out of cloth in your spare time. By the time night has faded and dawn was slowly arriving you force yourself out of bed gathering your equipment which consisted of.M3A1 Submachine Gun AKA “Grease Gun”: Chambered 30/30, Spare Ammunition 175Model 1895 Nagant Revolver: Chambered 7/7, Spare ammunition 28Kukri based knifeDerflinger (Who kept nagging at you for leaving him alone all this time.) Light Weight Body Armor: Built for maneuverability it can stop sidearm ammunition easily and rifle rounds to a lesser extent.2 RGD-5 Fragmentation Grenades: 3.9oz TnT charge, 25m radius2 RDG-2 Smoke GrenadesDemolition Kit: Equipment to help arm or defuse explosives. Includes pliers, wire cutters, a mine detector, 9 pounds of c4, wiring, fuses, etc6 Days’ worth of Military Rations plus Coffee packet2 Small med kits. You contemplated wearing your uniform but considering the situation opted for your civilian clothes to not draw too much attention and walk toward the designated meeting place. Highest Roll: 14Besides a small close call with a sleeping Slyphid you managed to get there without any problem and without any detection.Only to see Guiche mole molesting your benefactor with the owner standing there with the horses with a conflicted look on his face. >What do you say or do?
>>28204861"Not getting cold feet are we Guiche?"
>>28204861"Feeling neglected Guiche?""Anyhow, get your mole off her. If the letter gets destroyed within this horseplay, we will fail before we even get started."
>>28208074Actually if the letter get destroyed then return would be easier. The Princess only wants the letter to not fall in the wrong hands, which means that we can destroy the letter as a preventive measure.
THREAD IS ARCHIVEDhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/28196792I might have messed up.
>>28204861"Not getting cold feet are we Guiche?" You said causing the poor blond who obviously did not notice your arrival to jump up in fright. “Yu-Yuri…” He turns to look at you a bit shaken but immediately composes himself before falling back to his regular routine by posing and acting obnoxious. “Why of course as a descendant of Noble mages who served her Majesty it is a honor and duty to answer the call.” “Does that call also involve your familiar molesting Miss Valliere?” You asked as you stared at the giant mole poking and prodding the poor girl who was on her butt resisting the creature to no avail. “That is strange normally he isn’t like this.” He responded though a bit concerned does nothing to help but rather stares at the scene with some interest.“You idiots don’t just stand there and help me!” Half-Pint yelled at the two of you as she struggles before the mole’s nose caught something around the girl’s neck which a small chain necklace is holding a blue ring. “Oh, I see now Veldandi has a fondness of fine jewelry so no one wonder he’s attracted towards Louise.” He muttered as he nods in understanding.“That’s great and all but GET. HIM. OFF.” She yelled back in which you sighed while you grab the creature and hoisting it off her and tossed the mole to the side. Once freed of the molesting familiar she got back up and dusted her clothes off.“Now that’s taken care of can we please get going!” She yelled at you and Guiche obviously a bit irritated from her attack. You nod and grudgingly got on the back of the goddamn horse you rode to the capital. Once Guiche and Half-Pint were settled up and ready you rode off.>Give me two rolls of 20
Rolled 12, 5 = 17>>28211986
Rolled 8, 3 = 11Time to put our warface on.
Rolled 18, 10 = 28Rolling for double 1
Rolled 4, 4 = 8>>28211986Time to get landed on by a dragon.
Rolled 18, 18 = 36>>28211986So there will be no fiancé of Louise (whatishisnameagain) coming with us like in the light novels?
>>28211986Highest Rolls: 18, 10According to Half-Pint it will take two days to reach the port city of La Rochelle in which we’re supposed to take a ship to reach the country of Albion. In which the first day of traveling went by like a blur as you encounter no problems. Your thoughts drift towards the eventual boat ride into the country and while you know that you’re going to enter hostile territory, you can’t help but look forward to seeing the ocean. During your service you always traveled through conventional land routes as your unit traveled from on front to the next. Very rarely have you ever traveled by air much less by water the former mostly for quick land deployments while the latter being ferried through small rivers or lakes. Other than a few picture books from your childhood and photos that one of your comrades occasionally receives via mail from his sister who participates in the studying abroad program.You even remember the number of bruises he received and inflicted trying to fight off the others who try to get ahold of it just to see his sister in a swimsuit. Yourself included. The second day however was significantly harder as your lack of skill in horse riding began to show as you struggle keeping up with the nobles in front of you. Even the prick of a horse is giving you a hard time by occasionally bucking trying to make you fall. Not to mention while both Guiche and Louise were skilled in riding the occasional stops for resting took their toll on the time. Needless to say progress was slowed as your reach the mountainous outskirts of the city.Wait…mountainous? Isn’t this supposed to be a port city?
>>28214640You shrug that thought for now as your group decided to camp underneath the ravine that stretches across the footpath leading towards the city. After setting up your tents and gathered some fire food you proceeded to make dinner. However the two nobles only took enough bread and sandwiches to last during the trip but failed to account for the delays leaving them without food. Leading you to use your rations which resulted…“This stuff is terrible!” Guiche spat out choking on the cracker and mystery meat he put together after you cooked it in the fire. “How can you eat this?” “First of all, I warned you it tasted terrible.” You replied holding back a chuckle at the Blond’s expense while you nibbled on your plastic textured candy bar. “Second if you’re going to complain then don’t eat it.” Whatever he was going to reply back with was drowned out by his stomach rumbling causing him to keep quiet and continued to eat his share of the rations forcing it down. Well it seems he’s learning how to be quiet all things considering. You turn to see how Half-Pint’s doing with her share of the food having not heard a peep from her when you fixed up this meal. Only to see towards your surprise that she had already finished with her share and was about to compliment her.Only to stop as you see her shaking profusely while her trembling hands lifts her cup to her mouth downing the contents.“Miss. Valiere?” You said softly as you edged close to the shaking girl only for her to snap her head towards you.“Yu-yuri this stuff is so bitter.” She stated her response so fast that you almost didn’t quite catch it. “How can you drink this stuff! It’s so bad. Yet so good. But it’s bad. I feel like I can keep going forever!”
>>28214716You raise an eyebrow as she continued to stammer on and on pausing to take sip her cup. You then take a look at the nearby pot she had next to her and seeing that it was nearly empty. However sniffing the contents and looking at a ripped packet nearby you finally pieced it together. Half-Pint had consumed coffee from a Tesenturian Coffee packet.One that was supposed to have enough caffeine to last for three square meals. One that was now empty and apparently was filled brewed into a pot. A pot in which was almost empty and she herself had nearly drank the entire thing.>What do you say or do>Give me another roll of twenty.
Rolled 9>>28214740"It's called coffee. It's meant to keep you awake, and you weren't supposed to drink the entire put of it.
Rolled 11>>28214740Get her to drink a lot of water and get some exercise to get the caffeine to lose its effect faster.>One that was supposed to have enough caffeine to last for three square meals. Oh, oh my... the morning after will be hell.
Rolled 15>>28214740It's coffee.You weren't supposed to drink the whole damn thing.
Rolled 16>>28214740What the above said.
Rolled 18>>28214740"It's potent poison."
Rolled 16>>28214740 "Goddamnit Louise, I was saving that." "First things first, stop drinking it.""Second, that's coffee, grants you energy, tastes horrible when it's drank without milk or cream and even worse when it's not prepared properly.""Third you're going to have serious sleeping problems today. Caffeine exists to keep you awake and you took 3 times the amount that you're supposed to.""Fourth, raiding my kit is a bad idea, there's lots of stuff that can kill you in there if handled without caution."
Here's an even poorer idea, give her a nice, large swig of vodka.Might help her fight off the caffeine with drowsiness.Might also give us one headache enraged pinkette tomorrow morning. Which may not be a bad idea considering Wards is a cunt.
>>28215511Technically she didnt raid the kit we gave her a ration box which had a coffee packet in it.
>>28215582Hmm... why not? Give her some vodka, it's not like she's going to live long with her lifestyle anyways.
>>28215676Ah, okay then.
>>28214740Next update might be delayed for a few hours. I have something I need to work on
>>28216271"Goddamnit Louise, I was saving that." You grumbled as you lightly shake the pot the little coffee left echoing inside the pot. "It's called coffee. It's meant to keep you awake, and you weren't supposed to drink the entire pot.” Could have at least saved you a cup. You sighed at the twitching pinkette who continued sipping her cup.“b-But the food was terrible. Wine and water made it worse!” She complained shaking her cup at you some of the dark contents spilling out. “This made it easier to eat!”Well you couldn’t deny that…Still she’s going to be hopped up on this stuff until morning considering her size and caffeine intake and will most likely have to carry her to town after her high. Not to mention her constant tweaking is kind of disturbing you. With a sigh you walk toward your pack and pulled your wineskin which is currently filled with cater to help her wash the caffeine out. Highest Roll: 15 You hear a small shrieking sound in the corner of your ear and you instantly move to dodge only to barely dodge a flaming arrow.You instantly grab you grease gun as several men armed with sword and spears come walking out of the darkness. “Alright give us all your good and valuables; we have archers on top of the ravine so if you make any moves we’ll turn you into pincushions.” >What do you say or do >Sorry, last post until later sorry about it.
>>28224200*Try to whisper to guiche* "Can you bring down the top of that ravine with earth magic?"
>>28224200Grenade the group of men armed with sword and spears.
>>28224200Have Guiche create a cloud of dust to impair the archer's vision. Then spray fire and mow down the attackers. Escape in the confusion.
>>28225597We don't need to spray. We should never spray unless we really absolutely need to. We can get away if Guiche is able to use the dust cloud, or collapse the ravine top. Actually Louise can cast one of her trademark explosions at the guys in front of us to stun them, or if she can cast far enough stun the archers.Revising >>28224479Ask Guiche if he can collapse the Ravine and Louise to cast anything at the people infront of us.
>>28225899and we shank the fuckers that get through with our sword?
>>28224200I might update in a few hours but I need a clear consensus?
Throw a smoke and bug out
Rolled 15>>28224200Pull out sword and bayonet. Sword for blocking, bayonet for stabbing while blocking. Tell Louise to explodinate the ravine to get rid of the archers.Also for levolution
>>28229011So the consensus is either that Guiche or Louise try to take out the archers via the ravine? (What do you do?)Or create a dust cloud to escape/attack
>>28230992Dust cloud and escape. (Via Lousie explosion or Guiche Magic)
>>28231101Or a smoke if fancypants stuffs up
>>28231158A normal smoke wouldn't be quick enough to cover us before the archers fired. And unfortunately we don't have an concussion or flash grenades. If we really need to shoot we can use the revolver and continue to ride, but thats only if we really need to.
>>28231101give me three rolls. for the effectiveness of the cloudescapeand counter attack
Rolled 17, 17, 11 = 45>>28231630
Rolled 6, 9, 6 = 21>>28231630Action rolls!
Rolled 13, 1, 19 = 33>>28231630
>>28231713the rest of them were shit, but i rolled well on the one we needed
>>28231713>>28231734That'd be nice, except you rolled a 1 on the second one. Let's pray our our DM shows mercy and benevole--AHAHAHA! Yeah, this is gonna hurt.
Don't we get bonus for the runes?
>>28231630Okay, Writing but I'm going to eat first
>>28231630“Hey Guiche, would you care to do a repeat of your performance during the contest.” You turned towards the blond your hand gripping your sub-machine gun. Highest Roll 17He’d immediately caught on to what you mean and pulled out his rose wand.“Hey, I said put your-“One of the bandit began to order but was cut off by a whirlwind of rose petals flurrying the entire area blinding the bandit and effectively confusing them.“It’s magic!”“Their nobles!”“Why rose petals?” “Let’s get out of here.” You barked at the blond grabbing the shaking Half-Pint who is still suffering from the caffeine and hefting her over your shoulder and grabbed your horses and kit and begin to ride out.Highest Rolls: 1, 19You and Guiche managed to bob and weave through a furry of arrows under the cover of rose petals in which none had managed to even land a scratch. Just when you thought you were in the clear as you several bandits armed with spears cut off your escape. Their spears pointed forwards spooking your horses causing them to stop.“Now where were we?” The Bandit that tried to order you before walked up towards you his sword drawn. “Drop your weapons and give us all your valuables or we’ll turn you into pin cushions.” >What do you say or do?
>>28235379Time for MELEE!Sword and bayonet combo. Sword for blocking and bayonet for stabbing.Kill those dirty sand rakers blocking our way
>>28235727We didn't bring along the bayonet. We have our Kukri knife but its not really good for mounted combat. If anything we should have Louise use one of her explosions on the spear-men then charge past them. We don't have the time to sit around and kill mooks. We can use our revolver if any of them get too close to anyone but we should still prioritize escaping.
Decapitate him with your sword.
>>28235379Fuck it, just mow them down with the grease gun.
>>28235379Shoot the guy with our revolver.
>>28235379sorry, I fell asleep.so it seems we're going to shoot them down/so are we going to use the revolver or the grease gun?
>>28239110Revolver we want to be gone quickly
>>28239200In support of this.As a revolver, it will keep its casings after firing so using the pistol would be a good idea.
>>28239110Okay so revolver it is.We have 5 in front of you on the path leading away from the city.You have four in the back leading towards the city.You have seven rounds in your chamber.Take your shots
>>28239536All at the front. Break on through to the other side.
and as much as I want to we can't fan the hammer on a double action.
>>28239536give me 9 rolls of twentyfirst 5 will be your shots on the front. 2 rolls will be from the attacks from behind and above1 the bandits from the front reaction time1 Guiche's roll
Rolled 4, 20, 11, 18, 11, 18, 8, 13, 1 = 104>>28241649
Rolled 19, 18, 1, 20, 7, 15, 8, 2, 19 = 109>>28241649Rolling for massacrecaptcha: when notogun
Rolled 5, 13, 12, 8, 19, 20, 10, 16, 14 = 117>>28241649
Rolled 13, 3, 14, 19, 20, 7, 2, 3, 11 = 92>>28241649
>>28241674guiche you useless tool
>>28241674>>28241717>>28242076So assuming OP takes the first 3 (including nat 1's and 20's19 20 1 20 19 20 18 16 1Pretty good
>>28242951Does he? I always figured he just picked the highest rolls of the bunch.
>>28243182A while back he said 3-5 depending on traffic.If he does take the entire then it will be 19 20 1 20 20 20 18 16 1
>>28239536Sorry guys, it's getting late and I'm passing out on my keyboard. will continue this later.
>>28241674>>28241717>>28242076>>28242109>All those ones and twenties
>>28243238With all these rolls, I'm going to assume we basically quickdraw 4 guys down while 1 guy is left standing wondering what the hell just happened.
>>28243709“I rather not.” You replied back curtly before you quickly grabbed your revolver and in a strange burst of energy you pull a quick draw like fashion that will make Maya green with envy set your sights and fired. Highest Rolls: 22, 23, 1, 23, 21All your shots save one hit their mark down as the spearmen surrounding the sword wielding bandit collapsed dead.Highest Roll: 20Leaving the only survivor to collapse on his knees, dropping his sword, barely issuing a half-hearted order to attack before defecating himself.Highest Rolls: 19, 10However the ones from the rear hesitated to advance forward after seeing their comrades killed in such a swift manner. However, the archers were undeterred as they shot another volley of arrows as your horses try to dodged them in a panic.“We got to go Guiche.” You yelled at the Blond. “We can get away now.”Highest Roll: 1However he just stares at the corpses that were once threatening him his horse dodging. “Dammit Guiche.” You were about ride over there to snap him out of it until you felt a blow to your side as one of the archers managed to get a bead on you and pierced you with an arrow. Your body armor saving you from scoring a direct hit.That is not to say it didn’t hurt like a bitch. >What do you say or do>Also do you think it’s better if I roll the enemy moves?
>>28246694Get him to snap out of him stupor and get out of there. Pull out the sword for self defense
Grab the guy who shat his pants "HERE ARE YOUR CHOICES!""Order your friends to throw their bows down the ravine and leave or have your corpse turned into weapons grease after I shoot your archers."
Rolled 9>>28246694Give me three rolls
Rolled 9, 12, 6 = 27>>28246694Give Guiche a punch to wake his ass up.Finish off the surviving men.Have Louise let off an explosion in the direction of the arrows. If she hits, nice. If she doesn't, well it's still a pretty decent distraction/way of creating more dust/smoke.>>28248119Uh
Rolled 11, 15, 12 = 38>>28248119
Rolled 17, 18, 3 = 38>>28248119Triple 1 coming up.
Rolled 20>>28248186>>28248213>>28248295Interesting, give me two more rolls and I'll make a post when I get back from university/
I sorta want to loot the corpses. Take their money and see if they've got any equipment we could use. They probably have at least have some food rations and alcohol.
Rolled 9, 10 = 19>>28248332
Rolled 16, 20 = 36>>28248332
Rolled 13, 11 = 24>>28248332Chances are these will be terrible, but here you go.
I think Guiche just realized how wrong he was when he said that he wouldn't need a gun thanks to his magic.He just saw 4 men reduced to a pile of meat and 1 reduced to a terrified wreck stained in shit and piss in less time than what it takes for him to even bring out his wand. I think it's safe to say he's probably going to get a flintlock for himself after this is done.
>>28248333We are not some common murder hobo, we are Tessenturian guardsman. So yeah lets loot them when the nobles arent looking
Should we really be getting side tracked with looting bandits when we have a mission to finish?
>>28248848We should take the sword that the guy dropped and give it to Guiche. "This'll go nicely to the hand you're not using to cast."
>>28248968Well, it won't take long, assuming we're not running away from them.Just grab the sword for Guiche, any money they have and some rations from the corpses, we're not going to be hauling stuff we're not gonna use. The guys on the ravine aren't probably gonna stick around once magic starts flying at them.
>>28248968Do you even reserve corps? Looting is the very foundation.
>>28246694Moving Half-Pint off of your shoulder and to onto the horse properly as you dismount and make a mad dash for the still shocked bandit. Highest Roll: 17Luckily neither the spearman pursued you nor had the archers gotten a shot off as you try to grab the shivering mess of what you assume is the leader of these bandits, which to his credit snapped out of his stupor as he sees you charging at him and immediately goes for his sword to fend you off.Highest Roll: 18 You didn’t even give him opportunity as you kicked it out of his reach and you go for his throat and arms to pin him down. The struggle was brief and you immediately had gotten him in a hold, pulling yourself up with your hostage you tell your demands."Order your friends to throw their bows down the ravine and leave or I’ll snap your neck.” Highest Role: 12Before he can go and relay those orders a few arrows flew trying to aim for you but ended up hitting the poor bastard in the shoulders and chest causing him to howl in pain. Judging by the placement of these shots he’s mortally wounded and is in his death throes. These bastards were either trying to aim at you and were overconfident in their archery skills or they just didn’t give two shits about him. Either way he’s useless now as you see those fours spearman charging towards you seeing that your hostage is dying and your hands are full. With spears in hand their willing to impale you and your meat shield.Highest Roll: 16“F-F-F-F-Fireball!” A large explosion appeared in the center of the charge causing the spearman to fly, their bodies’ like ragdolls as they landed by slamming into the sides of the ravine or just landed awkwardly onto the floor. You look towards Half-Pint one hand holding her wand pointing at the area where the explosion happened while the other grabbing the reigns of your horse. She almost looks majestic in that moment.
>>28251896If it weren’t for the fact she’s still shaking like a solder in shell shock. “I-I-I- did it, Yuri!” She turns her head towards you. “I blew them up. You think their dead? I don’t think they are? Nobody ever dies when I cast this spell? But I managed to pull off a spell!”Her mouth going off several times a minute in which you can barely catch it all. “Not now Archers!” You yelled back dropping the useless sack of meat as you point towards the top of the ravine. “Huh?” She looks up just in time to see another volley of arrows raining down.Highest Roll: 20Only to be repelled by a tornado of wind. Shortly after, a bombardment of flame and icicles rained down on both sides of the ravine shattering and devastating the archers. You look up to see a familiar looking blue dragon illuminated by the flaming bombardments circling the skies followed by some sort of bird monstrosity. “Yahoo, Darling we’re here to save you!” A sultry voice echoed across the night sky and it wouldn’t be a stretch of the imagination to see her waving down at you while for some reason emphasizing her cleavage.>What do you say or do?
>>28251943(This is assuming that all the bandits are dead or incapacitated.)*wave back*"Good timing you two!"*Turn back to Guiche* "Hey Guiche get it together!"Then afterwards now that all of them are dead we can pick through the bodies for anything useful.
>>28251943Flying cleavage! Take cover, open fire!
>>28251943"Mark my words, one of these days I'm going to pay you three back for constantly saving my ass."
>>28251943Ah, I see the Viscount finally managed to catch up to us, if I've identified his griffin right.
>>28252987I was wondering where that cunt was hiding.
>>28251943"Well if it isn't my favourite dragon riding duo."
>>28253267Correction:"Well if it isn't my favourite dragon"
>>28253563I see now the error in my ways.
>>28253563I like this one.after that try and get Guichy-boy to get it together.Maybe slap himi
>>28253563"And you're calling me darling, too. If I didn't know any better, I'd say you have feelings for me."Laugh and pet her head.
>>28251943...You guys do know I meant that was Kirche not Slphid that said that right? Also you guys want to loot the bodies right? Also sorry for the delay, I had dinner with family and my labtop died and I don't know where my charger is
>>28255101Yeah we're just screwing around. Check the bodies for any money, food, or anything else usefull. But first make sure Guiche is okay.
>>28255101That's... the joke, sir.
>>28255479>>28256293I'm assuming we're looting, so give me a roll
>>28256691that was close
Rolled 10>>28256667tiem fer sum rollan!
Rolled 5>>28256667Go go gadget dice roll!
>>28256691>>28256815>>28257303Well... I guess random bandits wouldnt have a lot of nice things on them anyhow.
>>28257739Probably a handful of coins anyhow.
>>28255101Sorry guys, something came up and it's 3 o clocl in the morning, so i'll try to pick this up tommorow
I wonder if we can make Wardes question his choice of allegiance with reconquista by telling him tales of freedom, democracy and constitutional rights.
>>28264973The problem is that Wardes is part of Reconquista who are like a cross between the Illuminati and the Catholic church which in turn are a puppet for a conquering tyrant. Rights and freedom are not things he is lacking. He fights out of a desire for power and control. Democracy is actually anathema to his and Reconquista's goals.
>>28264973>>28265364Right, they're basically the overzealous crusader faction that think that all will be fine and dandy as soon as they conquer Jerusalem. And we all know how that ended
Alright, we know Wardes is in it for the power, but what we don't know is, WHY is he in it for the power? Granted, our character doesn't know he's a backstabbing cockbite yet, but maybe we could somehow find a way to inadvertently coax a little information and\or background out of the guy, assuming the GM's feeling up to it.
>>28269753I thought he was an agent to the pope.
>>28270707It differs between anime and LNAnime he's part of Reconquista and dies.LN he gets shot by the Zero's guns and survives (How do you survive a wound from 12.7mm machine guns and 20mm cannons?) Then goes on to research the Void and gets hired by the pope to retrieve Saito and Tiffania from the elves in the desert. It really sucks that the author died, seeing as how close he was to completing the series. (20/22)
>>28270886whoops 7.7mm machine guns. (My inner ground crew was beating me with their wrenches for that)
>>28270947Even 7.7mm will make you pretty dead even with 1 hit. I mean how the fuck are they gonna fix the fact that his ribcage is now inside his lungs.
but yeah magic healing but even then there would have to be someone healing him in mid air due to how badly wounded someone would be. To say nothing of the fall killing him from the fact that his mount is dead.
>>28271574Speaking of wounds and magic, it's a good thing Tabitha is a triangle class mage with at least one element in water.Is she able to use basic healing spells? I forgot. How bad are our wounds anyway?
>>28271687Not bad, we got grazed by an arrow which didnt penetrate but still poked us through the body armor. Which would mean we are probably wearing some sort of Kevlar vest with ballistic plating. And Kevlar is kind of crap against piercing weapons like arrows and anything spikey. So it's probably nothing serious. Just something to put a bandage on and let heal on it's own if we need to.
>>28271740It's a light weight armor, which can stop handgun rounds , and to a lesser extent rifle rounds. Arrows fall under a lower category of both. or else I made a mistake with that?
>>28271740Well, considering he is also a demolition's guy, the thing should be splinterproof as well, so...
>>28271740>>28271796I wouldn't think an arrow could pierce kevlar, at least not be able to go through it fully, so I assumed it was some thick leather tunic we got here.
>>28271796>>28271914Yes arrows would fall below hand gun rounds. And a simple Kevlar vest can stop handgun rounds and some lower caliber rifle rounds. But I've seen demonstrations where something like an ice pick or a prison shank just goes straight through Kevlar. It's because Kevlar protects against bullets like a net, catching the round. But piercing weapons like an ice pick or a bodkin arrowhead have too small of a head to catch and so the spike just pushes the fibers apart. I'm just assuming Kevlar since its pretty much a universal body armor by today's standards. It mostly depends on the arrowheads used. A standard stone or broadhead arrow will give us a poke in the side and maybe draw a little blood but it will be something that is minor and can be ignored after simply putting a bandage over it. A bodkin will definitly be a more major wound. And considering it's a bandit arrow I'm guessing its a broadhead.>>28271894Which is why I included the ballistic plating in the vest. But remember we are from an under-equipped fighting force so I wouldnt expect anything too advanced.>>28271914We said we were taking the vest along too. It's probably under a traveling cloak or a leather vest.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IM7Bz2vXtYBodkin arrows are pretty much the only arrows that go through kevlar reliably.
>>28271894Honestly considering how under and unevenly equipped the reserve corp is I'm surprised we didn't just get a pat on the shoulder and a good luck wish before going to set/defuse bombs
>>28271996>Well it pierce our side though the damage will need to checked later. You can’t help but smirk as you see the flying reptile flying in the night sky as you gave a casual wave back before looking at the scene of destruction those three brought down on these poor bastards. Trusting the ones on top of the ravine to Tabitha, Kirche, Slyphid, and the one riding the giant bird you proceed to check on the ones on the ground. Not before you gave a hard slap to Guiche’s side who was still dazed after your first attack causing him to fall off his horse and land onto the ground rear first.“Come on kid, battle’s over.” You stated calmly and simply as you pulled the arrow from your side. “Help me check the bodies for anything useful.” “Wha-“His eyes widened processing what you just said before picking himself up stammering. “Bu-bu-but.”“I just need you to tie up anyone who isn’t dead and strip them of any weapons they might have should they wake up.” You calmly explained to the blond as you pointed towards the small crater Half-Pint made. “While this might be surprising but judging by the explosion there might be a chance their still alive and I rather not have to deal with them if they wake up.”He responded by stiffly nodding and summoning a few bronze Valkyries proceeded to follow your orders and giving a sigh of relief when he thought you were not looking. Apparently he didn’t seem too eager to check for dead bodies. That’s fine, all the more loot you don’t have to share. Highest Roll: 10Well that was a waste of time…
>>28272144After quickly examining the corpses you shot down and the supposed leader who was shot down by his own men you find that they didn’t carry much, other than their armor and weapons which seemed to be relatively new judging by the lack of usage or damage. You probably could make use of the material by selling it for some cash but considering the mission at hand it will be more trouble than it is worth since it will only slow you down and you don’t know where to even sell these. Well if it’s any consolation you managed to scrounge up roughly 50 gold coins from the corpses all together. As you finished looting the dead and the captives, Slyphid and the giant bird landed having making sure the remnants are either dead or routed. “Well if it isn’t my favori-“You begin to speak but were cut off by a familiar sensation of soft flesh that is now cutting off your air supply.“Darling! I was so worried!” Your sense of hearing however is wide and clear, Kirche’s voice ringing in your ear as she continued to speak to you.“Why didn’t you mention you were going on a trip? And not tell us or more importantly me!” “Kirche, Stop snuggling my familiar! You’ll suffocate him! He’ll die! Leave him alone!”“Louise….are you okay?” Was Kirche's grip always this strong? Need...to breath.>What do you say or do?
>>28272191*Extricate self from bosomy doom*"Good work with the spell there Louise. See I told you that your spells had a use. Tabitha, Kirche two things. How did you know we had left, and how did you find us?
>>28272107Who says he didn't?
>>28272191Just pat her on the head and smile. A simple thanks will do. If Louise wants to divulge the details of the mission, that's up to her.
>>28272345"Alright Yuri there's a minefield out there you need to clear. Here's a shovel. Get working."
>>28272392"M-Maya, you can't be serious!">she pats us on the back>"You'll be fine!" she teases"Great, my best friend is an evil dictator.">she laughs while you grumble
>>28204861On a side note; body armor can't stop high velocity rifle rounds
>>28273561HVAP rounds are probably not something we are going to be encountering.
>>28272191So do we have any consensus?
>>28273853I said my point here >>28272292but nobody has agreed or disagreed with it.
>>28272144give Louise a thumbs up as we attempt and fail to remove our self from cowtits.
>>28272519>"Oh come on, I thought Tesenturian men were strong and fearless... well, not as strong as Tesenturian women, since you still haven't beaten me in an arm wrestling match.">She grins at you, waggling her eyebrows, and you fume"Fine, dammit! I'll show you who needs armor for this shit!">You take five steps into the field and strike the ground with your shovel>Unfortunately to hit one of the mines directly>An explosion rocks the area and hits you in the face, throwing you sailing through the air before painfully landing on your back>"Yuri!" Maya screams out and rushes over to you "Are you okay?!">You open your eyes in a daze and slowly begin to form words"Not sure...">She looks really worried"...if explosion or hangover giving me worse headache.">You grin at your joke and she visibly lightens up, smiling down at you, before berating you for taking her joke so seriously>Her smile never leaves though, stray hair hanging over her eyes, the light of the sun creeping past and framing her face almost in an ethereal glow>You idly wonder to yourself>Was she always this beautiful?Sorry, I was just musing over what his past was like and felt like writing a little something.
lets not forget to thank tabitha and kirche for saving us and give sylpheed some food
>>28272519>>28275789My first fan snippets I'm touched. I'm writing now. Had to do something
>>28276192And my contribution wasn't a dan snippet?
>>28276617You inspired me, brother.
>>28276617That's world building. an equal if not more important part. I thank you for that,
>>28276816I'm sorry, guys something came up and I have to finish something. I have to finish the post tommorow.Sorry for the inconvenience.
>>28276690So you have one upped me. I shall have to return the favor then.
>>28277007OP:>"Heh, they're writing the story for me. Time for another nap!"
>>28277007Then this is the best war.More free content for EVERYONE!
>>28277047Hah, I wish. just some piece of work that is due for university and will require most of my attention and I can't focus on my post like that
>>28277119what are you studying that requires so much of your time?
>>28277394Law and english
Anya stared out of her bedroom window longingly. “How did you cope with it when father died?” “It's wasn't easy. The first days were hardest. Figuring out what comes next, how to deal with the loss, and moving on.” Anya turned toward her now ancient mother sitting next to her bed. “Every time I hear a noise in the house I think it's Sergi coming home. I'll open the door or look around the corner and he'll be there with his stupid grin and say “You would not believe the day I am having.” She sighed again for what must have been the tenth time in the last five minutes. “You were just a year old when I got the news that your father was not coming home. So many wives and mothers now alone to do the work of two. Not to mention the Soviet managers taking nine of our ten loaves of bread.” “Is that why you fought in the wives rebellion?”“Yes. To show those arrogant liars who runs this country.” The old woman made a rude gesture toward the north, and simultaneously spit into a trash bin. Anya simply laughed at her mothers headstrong attitude. Even old age and the onset of arthritis had not tempered her mothers fiery spirit. Anya looked at the black wax sealed envelope on the end table between her and her mother. 1/2
>>28279611“Are you not going to open it?” Her mother asked. “Why? We both know what it means.” Two days ago the black letter had arrived. Delivered by an officer in dress uniform. She had collapsed upon the doorstep and had to be rushed to the hospital. “Was it really worth him throwing his life away on the battle field?” She felt her mothers calloused hand grip hers. “He didn't throw it away my child. He gave his life to protect you.” Anya wiped a tear from the end of her nose. “I wanted to raise a family with him. To grow old together.” “So did I” Her mother replied, gripping her hand even tighter. “So did I.” They sat in silence for a moment until the small bundle Anya cradles in one arm began to squirm and girgle. “Have you thought of a name?” Anya smiled as the infant took hold of her pinkie finger with it's tiny fingers. “Yuri.”2/2consider yourself one upped
>>28277853I find it ironic that you are studying law and english yet your grammer is kindof crap.also bump
>>28282646Classes that I need for me to get into another class that I need. Sorry, for my poor grammar though. I am trying to improve it.
Just in case bump.
>>28283762You dimly gave Half-Pint a thumbs-up before the lack of oxygen is becoming a big deal as you then struggle out of the fleshy hell. Once you broke free of that prison and in take fresh air you turn towards Half-Pint. "Good work with the spell there Louise. See I told you that your spells had a use.” You said to her with a smile in which she only replied with what you think is a nod but in reality looked more like a series of twitches and spasms. “Um, is she okay?” Kirche asked looking at her rival before looking at you. “She seems….off, more than usual too.” You gave the red-head a shrug. “She’ll be fine. She just drank a whole pot of coffee so she’s going to be quite wired for a while. She’ll crash soon enough.” Your explanation received a dim nod from the red head probably a few of the terms she didn’t understand but taking your word that Half-Pint will be alright she won’t question it. “Kyuui” A familiar cry rang out and the feeling of wet saliva plastered your face as well as your left side of your body being nuzzled by the sensation of scaly skin.“Nice to see you too, Slyphid.” You smiled at the blue dragon as you gently pet her which earns you another cry of joy from her. “By the way how did you find us anyway? How did you know that we even left?” “Not there….” Tabitha stated quietly slowly turning a page in her book which kind of confuses you considering that it is still quite dark. However, her words made sense as you mentally kicked yourself for thinking that both Guiche and Half-Pint both rather noticeable students can leave classes for two days and not be noticed. “Well still doesn’t explain how you found us?” “Oh Darling, can you tell we’re connected by our love.” Kirche declared swooning towards your arms and leaning against you. “It’s obvious that we will find each other.”
>>28290078You can only sigh at her answer before looking towards the more reasonable of the two. “Tabitha.” She pauses from her reading and uses her staff as a pointer and directed it at her familiar. “She sniffed you out.” You raise an eyebrow and were about to reject that as total nonsense but you stopped as you remember the first time you met the perky dragon and how she managed to sniff out your rations even when they were canned. The same rations you used to cook dinner tonight over an open flame no less. You pitch the bridge of your nose again your notions of dragons being attacked by comparisons and similarities to dogs. The temples on the side of your head begin to throb as your body begins to shake as a defense to reject this notion.You thought you were behind all this bullshit. “Excuse me, I’m sorry to interrupt but we haven’t been introduced.” You look to see the noble who escorted the princess during her welcoming ceremony dismount his bird thing and begins to walk towards you. Half-Pint recognizing him instantly perks up even more and immediately runs behind you. “My name is Jean-Jacques Francis, Viscount of Wardes, and Captain of the Griffin Knights” >What do you say or do?
>>28290102*Offer a hand shake.*"Yuri Ivanov." *Probably a good time as any to reload our revolver considering how long it takes*"Let me guess the princess asked you to come as backup?"
>>28290171Seconding this.Considering who this guy is, should we list off our rank as a soldier or keep it secret?
>>28290909He might have already been briefed by the princess about it.
>>28279611>>28279628Quick question, was this a snippet on Yuri's parents?
>>28291134Mother and Grandmother yeah.
>>28291200You Sir, had given me some ideas but that will come later. >Writing
>>28290171I support this.Considering the reloads, it probably has a speed loader. I mean would you want to insert EVERY bullet one by one?I mean we could load it by hand for effect for something, but what effect will we be trying to go for if we do that?
>>28291738No there is no speed loader. The cylinder doesn't come out like other revolvers. You have to insert and empty each of the 7 rounds by hand.
>>28291314“Yuri Ivanov.” You replied as you extended a hand towards the noble who you could tell hesitated for a brief moment before taking your hand and shake it. "Let me guess the princess asked you to come as backup?"He nods. “She indeed had requested my help after escorting her back to the capital. She was worried of her friend going alone.” He then let’s go of your hand as he looks at you briefly then at Guiche who managed to tie the unconscious bandits up then lastly Kirche and Tabitha. “However, those fears seemed unfounded nevertheless I would have come regardless. Orders or not.” You gave a raised eyebrow to this as he walks passed you towards Half-Pint who had tried to hide behind you, her face flushed with embarrassment. “My dear Louise, it has been far too long.” He then gently grabs her by her sides and lifts her in the air and spins around.“V-V-V-Viscount Wardes, p-p-p-put me down! I-I’m not a child. People are watching! It’s shameful!” Her caffeine fueled mouth still rapidly giving out statements, requests, and worries all at once in which you see the Captain only smiling at the Half-Pint. This is rather unexpected and you only quirk your eyebrows watching the scene before you while quietly reloading your revolver as while the others looked onto this with either bewilderment or amusement. “So Louise, what’s your relation with this gentleman?” Kirche asked obviously in the party that is amused by this scene. However, Half-Pint did not respond back as Wardes stopped spinning the poor girl and answering.“She is my fiancée.” He then looks towards you. “and what is wrong with her? It seems she’s more energetic then usual?”>What do you say or do?
>>28292929Oh she drank some coffee that I was planning on drinking, it'll wear off eventually. Shall we move on with the mission/quest?
>>28292929"She had some coffee. It has an energetic effect when consumed, and she consumed an entire pot."
>>28292929*Giant grin on our face*"A fiance huh? Wow Louise you work fast for someone your age? I never pegged you for the older man type."*Begin wiggling eyebrows*
>>28295339*adding on*I never pegged you for the older man type. I figured you for someone about your age
>>28292929"A fiance huh? Wow Louise you work fast for someone your age?” You said with a mad grin on your face and in the corner of your eye you see Kirche doing the same. “I never pegged you older man type. I figured you for someone about your age.” Her response was a dark glare which might have been intimidating if it weren’t for the fact that she’s shaking a like a small dog. Though seeing her hand inching towards her wand does raise some inner concern. “Still is she going to be alright?” Wardes asked once again a brow raised and a frown slowly starting to appear. "She had some coffee. It has an energetic effect when consumed.” You said as you sighed repeating this for the third time tonight. “and she consumed an entire pot."“Is that bad?” “Well she won’t feel so good when she starts to crash but other than that she’ll live.” You gave a shrug of your shoulders before getting back on the task at hand. “Shall we move on with the mission?” Wardes nods motioning his Griffin to come forward and places Louise on the mount. “It will take several hours to reach the city by horse so I’ll go on ahead and buy a room for us in the city ahead of time.” You nod in understanding considering it will be best to move now if the bandits decide to come back. Not to mention that having Louise ride a horse in her state for the rest of the trip might be a bad idea. “Well Tabitha and I will ride on Slyphid to the city.” Kirche mentioned as Tabitha is already mounting the dragon. “You could come with us but someone needs to lead the horses to the city but you could leave Guiche to the task.” >Anything you want to say before you leave?>Also.>Ride the horses to the town.>Ride the dragon and leave Guiche to deal with the horses.>Others.
>>28297445>Ride the horses with GuicheWould be kind of a dick move if we just left him alone.
>>28297445>Ride the horses to the town.Agreed dick move to leave the nugget alone.*as we ride*"You okay Guiche? You froze up back there."
>>28297445Gotta go with Guiche, the guy is obviously shaken.
One fun thing bit of information that nobody knows in this timeline is rifling and minie balls. Bam! Now all of your guns now obsolete the armor of regular infantry, are more accurate and have greater range. That's a pretty big advantage to get over another army. Large enough to get us into nobility if we wanted. We shall name them "Ivanov rounds", because we know how important branding is.
>>28303564There have been multiple time in which we have discussed rifling and shaped bullets.We came to the conclusion that they lack the technology to make rifled barrels without using magic, and without rifling shaped bullets are useless. We already gave Agnes the idea for the paper packets to hold the bullet and powder rather than using a horn and pouch of bullets.
>>28303769Wasn't rifling invented like 1490's, but the reason why it wasn't used much was because blackpowder leaves fouling, which would eventually bury the rifling in the stuff unless you clean the barrel after every shot?You can of course avoid this by greasing up your bullets and seperating them from gunpowder with a cotton wad and rifling actually becomes a viable solution.
>>28304041Technically yes but what they lack is the technology to create the rifled barrels. And yes cleaning is an issue but that is something that can be taken care of.
>>28304107But wouldn't that mean they'd be stuck using matchlocks then? I mean flintlocks were invented after rifling or did they just skip that because of magic?
>>28304122Flintlocks were invented after rifling but they didn't always use them due to the fowling of the barrel. And the fact that without smokeless powder the gun line tactic doesn't benefit from the added range of rifling and shaped bullets due to the large amount of smoke
>>28304179Forming massive flintlock firing lines was relatively dumb tactic in the first place, much more so when there are living AoE weapons crawling all over the place.
>>28304344Which is why in all likely hood guns will be used in a sharpshooter role. Geek the mages and the commanders
Hey guys today's updates may be delayed somewhat due to me going in the movies later but hopefully I have something before I leave.
>>28305322You smile at the red head before shaking your head. “I’ll appreciate it but I’ll stick to the horses and besides its safer then traveling alone so I’ll have Guiche to keep me company.” “How disappointing.” Kirche frowns as he mounted the dragon. “Then again it is rather refreshing to wait for a man then having them wait for me. How romantic!” You could only give a half-hearted chuckle as the dragon began to take off the ground as it takes to the air but not before you hear her say. “I’ll will keep the light out for you and await our reunion, Darling!” This girl….You idly watch them fly off followed by Wardes’s griffin until they go out of sight and consumed by the darkness of the night. The adrenaline slowly wearing off you feel the side where the arrow pierced you begin to throb. Sighing in annoyance and in slight pain you proceed to take off your cloak, tunic, and body armor in which you find a decent sized blood stain where you were hit. Frowning you expect the wound seeing it’s not too bad, the bleeding has lessen, and other then the fact that it looks worse than it is probably doesn’t need stitches. You went into your kit and grabbing one of your two makeshift aid kits that you thoughtfully prepared before leaving. However, just when you were about to open it up, you look up to see Guiche apparently having finished his task of tying up the bandits that Half-Pint knocked out as he looks at you his frozen stiff."You okay Guiche?” You asked with a grin “You look like you seen a ghost?” “You’re hurt!” he runs up towards you. “Where’s Louise? That was Kirche and Tabitha who were riding that dragon? Why didn’t you get treated by them?”>What do you say or do?Also>Ask Guiche to help you treat yourself. Good learning experience for him. >Do it yourself. Considering his track record he might make it worse.
>>28309982"This? This is nothing but a scratch. Just a graze at worst. No need to bother the others about it. How about you? You alright?">Do it our-self
>>28309982"This isn't anything more than a scratch, you girl."Do it ourselves. Seems like a wound this minor just needs a little cleaning and disinfectant.
>>28313050In other words a splash of vodka and a bandage
>>28313152Sounds like a mixer. What do we call this new recipe? A "Patch Up Job"?
>>28309982"This isn't anything more than a scratch, you girl." You scoffed at the blond and your injury. “No need to bother the others about it.” You open a small bottle of disinfectant (or vodka) and poured it onto the wound causing you to wince in pain before wrapping a bandage on it. “How about you? You alright?”He looks to his feet his expression showing nothing but shame. “I wasn’t able to do anything. Nothing at all.”“Nothing at all, huh.” You muttered gazing at the boy with indifference. Sure, he’s just a kid and had a different lifestyle then what you had at his age. He even caught on to what you suggested as a distraction to get away from the bandits. However, considering his boasting as a son of a military family and volunteering to help out in this mission in whom he froze up during a crucial point in a fight will cost him his life. You just shake your head to clear your thoughts. “Just don’t let it happen again.” You patched yourself up you put on your gear and clothes and mount your horse. Guiche shortly does as well in silence deep in his own thoughts and with Half-Pint’s horse in tow you begin to ride. It didn’t take very long into your ride that Guiche to break the silence. “How do you do it?” He asked simply. “Do what exactly.” You replied keeping your eyes on the road ahead. “How did you kill those men?” The blond responded before pausing. “No, How you killed those men? You didn’t even hesitate or pause when you did so.”You didn’t even need to turn your head around to see that Guiche shows a conflicted expression on his face.“You’re not even that much older than me but how you took care of everything even if Kirche or Tabitha didn’t show up you would have had found a way to kill them all wouldn’t you?” >What you say or do?
>>28314757"My country has been at war against countries far larger than itself for the past years. So for the past couple years my routine was something along the lines of sleep, eat, drink, wait for the enemy to attack and killing said enemy. After a while you just get used to it."Now what I don't remember is how the war was. Our country attacked by nations funded by bigger states or open conflict?
>>28314757"Damn right I would have. It's my job to protect Louise, and my duty to protect you. My Friend. Guiche You're what 15? 16? I'm 23 and when I was your age I signed up for military service. In a war that had been waging for a little over 60 years when I joined. You learn to not care about the bastards trying to kill you. Especially when the lives of people you care about are in danger. And between you and me when I first got involved in a battle I froze up a little too."(Guiche doesnt nned to know that we were most likely a lot younger when we were involved.)
>>28314757"Guiche, I could give you a million different survival and military reasons, I could spin tails of heroism and love, I could simplify it to the age old saying of "kill or be killed." But none of them would fully help you understand why a man like me can kill with... "ease." Just know that I am soldier. The way I've been trained... no, the life I have led, is what makes me, just as yours makes you. It is something you must experience firsthand. I did what had to be done, and even if others would disagree, I did what I felt needed to be done. There is no use hesitating in the face of that truth."
>>28315062It was originallyTesen vs Soviet, then it became Soviet backed Tesens versus USA backed Tesens, then it became Democratic Tesens versus (Insert muslim or terrorist organization here) Tesens>>28315084Nice.
>>28315105You forget small 'expeditions' with the chineseNice dialouge. it's two o clock now and i'm going to bed.
From Shàngxiào Zhāng to Shàngjiàng Liào(An intercepted and translated message.While I have the utmost confidence in your leadership and of all Shàngjiàng I must still question the wisdom behind our actions in this tiny spit of land. Even as a token of our support for the Soviets this goes too far. These people have the hardiness of a Mongolian and the stubbornness of a Russian. Every inch of ground we take is paved with the corpses of our soldiers. These soldiers are under equipped and under trained and yet they are able to push us back with every insane idea crazier than the last. I've had six tanks stolen. Their crews killed and bodies left to dry in the sun. An entire supply convoy was ambushed when a sheep herder blocked the road and stopped the convoy. They hid among the sheep. I've even had two Shàngwèi reported to have been killed with a musket. Some of the warring factions will even set aside their hated for each other long enough to push us back before going back to shooting each other. With respect we either need more forces or to pull out entirely.
>>28314757"People get used to killing far more easily than they should."
>>28315084this one gets my vote
>>28315084I like it, you have my vote.
>>28318843and my bow>>28321145
>>28314757I'll probably get something up in a couple of hours, have to do something
>>28322531"Guiche, I could give you a million different survival and military reasons, I could spin tails of heroism and love, and I could simplify it to the age old saying of "kill or be killed." You kept on riding focused on the road and to the ravine up ahead making sure no signs of bandits are there for now. Just know that I am soldier. The way I've been trained... no, the life I have led is what makes me, just as yours makes you.”“Then…” Guiche begins to speak up but pauses then speaks again only to pause once more several times before he finally says something concise. “Then how can I be strong? I’m the son of the Gramont family which holds a proud line of military service so one day I will be called to service not only because it is my duty but also as an obligation that all men of my family must carry.” You hear a snap of the reigns and a quickening of a horse’s gallop and you turn to see Guiche keeping pace at your side. Though you think it wouldn’t be that hard considering you’re a novice at horse riding but that might just be his tendency to overact unconsciously showing. “However, in our duel and against bandits I showed nothing but cowardice in face of my opponents.” You see him grip his reigns tightly and looking towards you. “As a man who will one day lead men into battle not because of my skill but by birthright and will ultimately tremble in the sight of danger in front of them. What should I do to correct this?” You don’t reply right away as your mind currently absorbs the Blond’s worries trying to think of what to say to him.
>>28327338You could say to just become stronger through training and the rest will come naturally. Then you remember a friend of yours who always had a meek smile on his face and perhaps in another country would have lived his entire life and not even hurt a fly let alone another person. He had trained long and hard an in effort to protect his friends and became very good at killing which was only refined more through years of wartime service. You also had seen him in the corner of his barracks shaking in the fetal position, his gun and machete on the floor while he muttered incoherently in the darkness. You rarely seen him smile after that even when he did his little hobbies or read letters from his sister who was abroad. You could tell him to try and mentally prepare himself for such tasks and the rest will come naturally. However, you immediately remember that was something Maya did….And you’re not sure that any sane society will accept such a thing let alone allow it. “I can’t really tell you a clear answer on that.” You finally told him choosing the middle ground. “It is something you must experience firsthand. As for me I did what had to be done, and even if others would disagree, I did what I felt needed to be done. There is no use hesitating in the face of that truth."Guiche only stared at you before looking towards the road ahead obviously contemplating on what you said.>Anything you want to say or do?
>>28327365First off give him a drink of vodka. "this is the first step my young friend, do you want me to teach you what i know?"if he takes it, he shows promise, i think we should train him in the ways of manliness, and make him our apprenticewe can teach him about guns and modern warfare and have him help us with our work using his earth magic to find and shape metal for guns, bullets, machines etc, with alot of hard work, firearms, and vodka, even guiche can become a mighty man
>>28327365*give him a drink.* "A little liquid courage. Worrying about it will only make it worse. Besides you have a military family to lean on if you need advice. I bet your father and his father had the same worries at your age."
>>28327365"Don't worry. When the time comes, you'll find your drive.">>28328006>>28328175Also, glorious vodka.
>>28327365So giving him a drink and telling him it's okay will be the consensus. Give me a roll of 20 Also, Tensen, thanks for the excerpt. The 'small' expedition mostly occurred not long after the Korean war and decided to flex their experienced forces else where.You understand what happened next.
Rolled 2This better not be more bandits.
Rolled 4>>28328458Potato juice master race, do not forsake my rolls.;_;
>>28328458"Don't worry. When the time comes, you'll find what you need to do.” You told the blond before rummaging your kit. To your amazement while still riding and holding the reigns in one hand as the other pulls out your wineskin filled with the last bit of crude vodka that didn’t turn into cleaning disinfectant or failed Molotov cocktails. While you normally don’t drink on the job let alone riding on a feral animal in this case you can make an exception. “Guiche catch!” You tossed your wineskin at the blond who fumbled with it before properly grabbing hold of it as he rides his horse. “What’s this?”“This is the first step my young friend, A little liquid courage.” You said with a grin as Guiche took an experimental sniff and then sip before reeling back coughing.“W-w-what is this?” He said between breath and coughing. “My chest is on fire!” “Like I said courage or in this case courage from my homeland.” You replied back laughing at his expense. “Besides as I said before no need to worry about it now. We’re on a mission but when we get back you’ll have all the time to figure it out. You come from a have a military family right? So just go to them for advice if you need to. I bet your father and his father had the same worries at your age” “…Yeah.” He nods before taking another sip followed by a series of coughing and grimacing shortly after. “Though do I have to drink this?” “….Lightweight.” Highest Roll 16Most of the ride went by smoothly there were cases in which you thought you had seen a shadow or two up in the ravines but once you make eye contact they quickly disappeared. Once you got to the city both of you are thoroughly exhausted and so are your horses. Once depositing them into a nearby stable you trudge through the city made of stone which will otherwise catch your eye in wonder if it weren’t for your exhaustion and you want to go get a room and sleep.
>>28330678However you don’t know which inn that they checked themselves in! Your mind slows to a halt as you think where they might be and you come up with nothing before you turn to Guiche. “If you were to choose an inn where will you go?”“This is a very well-known port-city but if I were to choose an inn it will have to be the Goddess’s Temple.” “Good enough place to start looking.” You mumbled as you and the blond navigate through the city before finding yourselves at what appears to be a very fancy looking hotel made out of marble and formed from the earth itself. You look up to see a lantern lit up on one of the second story windows of the hotel and see a certain buxom red-head smiling at you.Of course….there nobles. They would pick the fanciest hotel. >What do you say or do?
>>28330705Sorry forgot to add this>Go in and talk/check in.>Just go and check in and sleep.
>>28330705>>28330721Get a quick status report from Louise. Then check in.
>>28330721>Go in and talk to Louise.Check in on Louise then hit the sack
goodnight bump. Dont fall off the board while im gone
>>28330721You and Guiche wearily walked into the Goddess Temple and stepped through the doors you see Kirche in her nightgown which looked somewhat presentable considering her tastes. Still even when she jumped up to embrace you feeling the soft sensation hitting against your wound you notice the various men who were still up in this godforsaken hour stare at her. Guiche, who was just as exhausted as you drooled slightly as he behold the red-head’s assets. “Darling! You returned to me.” “Yeah, yeah nice to see you too, Kirche.” You replied to the girl suppressing the urge to wince. “You and the others managed to get here safely?” She takes a step back from you and then nods as she brings her arms up to emphasize her bust a motion that didn’t go unnoticed by the few people still at the lobby. “We managed to get back here without a problem and the bandits mostly fled when they saw us in the sky.”“I see.” You said relieved that no other surprises happened tonight. “Also where is Miss. Valliere? I thought she’ll be waiting for us as well?” “She did for the first hour but whatever she had that made her so jumpy knock her out cold.” She explained as she pointed at a nearby bench. “One moment she was up then bang! Planted her head hard on the table.” Ouch…“Well her Fiancée took her in his arms and tucked her into bed. I saw everything myself.” She said before pausing looking towards the stairs where you suspect where the rooms are her tone rather bored. “Even took a place in the couch instead of sleeping with her.” “You seem rather uninterested?”“Because it is.” She stated bluntly turning back towards you. “Their engaged there should be more friction, more passion, more-““Whatever it is you do to the other boys?” You quipped at the red-head who looks back at you surprised before her usual smile returns.“Oh, and what do I do to the other boys?” She asks as she inches towards you.
>>28338158“Exactly what you were thinking of what engaged people should be doing.” “Darling, you misunderstand how I do things.” She replied with a smile linking her arms with yours. “However, if you really want to know…”“Thanks but maybe another time.” You cut her off as you gently disentangled your arm from hers. “Me and Guiche over here are rather tired from our ride here so I rather just hit the hay for now.” ”Oh you’re no fun.” She pouts before digging in her cleavage and pulling out a key. “But I kind of expected as much. Here’s the key to your room. I’m going to bed.” After she hand you the key she immediately walks up the stairs and to her room, each step that she takes emphasizes her legs and hips as she departs from view.Needless to say Guiche and the few men there couldn’t take her and were in a daze. “Come on, Guiche.” You sighed as you slap the boy on the back snapping him out of his trance. “Let’s go to sleep.” “Ri-Right.”>what do you say or do>You have one entire day for a timeskip. Sort of…anything you want to do?
>>28338172I don't don't think anything needs to be said. As for the timeskip...Make sure the wound is alright, reload that revolver (Keep the casings), look through town? Get supplies and the sorts if we need them. Oh and ask people about the road from this town to where we need to get, if there's known bandit gangs that attack people and the sorts.
Make sure the door is locked and put a chair in front of the door so we can hear if somebody tries to sneak in. We don't want our gear to disappear during the night after all.
>>28338365>>28338455These two and then check in on Louise in the morning.
>>28338365Anything specific in terms of supplies?
>>28338974probably food so we're not eating rations again.
Bump before I sleep. >>28338974Food, water...Tent? You never know.
>>28341166>waterThat's not how you write alcohol.
>>28341641alcohol isn't something we should be drinking on the job.
>>28338974Sorry, guys some rl stuff shown it's ugly head and I won't be able to update till much later.
>>28341969>Drinking water instead of alcoholIt's like you want dysentery or something.
>>28346399they have clean water. These arnt monty python peasants
bumping one more time incase OP decides to show his face. We have enough posts before autosage for one more response then it'll be time for a new thread.
>>28351581I'm sorry, for taking so long, RL is getting to me a bit and I'm not sure if I'll post tonight. i'll try to post something tommorow
>>28351957If you can't post tonight then just make a new thread tomorrow. No sense posting only to have the thread die.
OP since the thread is pretty much dead at this point I should point out that you still need to fix the opening line.> a place where the existence of magic and mages exist.Plz fix this>A place where magic and mages exits>A place where magic and all manner of magical creatures exist.>A strange world where children from noble families learn the art of magic. One thing that I do notice lacking in your writing a bit is description. Just a few extra words to describe the surroundings really help to make the events seem more real, at least in the readers mind.
>>28354927any of the above suggestions will work, just please fix it. When people look a the first works of the post they will notice that mistake.
>>28354927Thank you, I'll correct it as soon as I can. I'll try to do as you suggested as well.