The next morning in the pyramid is very busy. Servants are packing up supplies for whose who will be going out to the muster, or beginning to train their replacements. From what you can tell, you're going to be joined by Nakurtum, Soul-of-Lightning, Ninlil, the Bronze Priest, and the Rain Priest, along with some guards and camp followers. Kullaa is going to stay here and take care of Mr. Clicks, and Rabi-Tammuz is under orders to stay, work on your dress, and keep out of trouble. The armorer fastens your newly repaired armor onto you, tightening each strap with a hard tug that he has to put his weight into. "There we are! > Ask some other people in the pyramid to come with you, too> Insist that Ninlil should stay home because she has even less training than you> Just say your goodbyesArchives:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Scorpion%20Girl%20QuestTwitter: https://twitter.com/ScorpGirlQuestCharacter Sheet: http://pastebin.com/1667ZT3fList of Characters: http://pastebin.com/Fc2Z81umWiki: (in infancy, rought to you by Applebee's) http://emlia.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php?n=ScorpionGirlQuest.RecentChanges
>>29001446I worry about ninlil. I don't know about insisting she stay home, but we should definitely air our concerns to one of the priests. Also, we should ask the bronze priest what the "cost" of bronze magic is. Might give us a tip on killing the bull.After that, goodbyes all around. I'll miss you rich classmate, crazy girl, blood acolytes, and orphans.
>>29001446>> Just say your goodbyesLet's get this show on the road. Did we ever bring up that harness so we could carry people?
>>29001487we never even brought up the idea of putting a cork on the tail to make it less dangerous to carry folk. The harness went by the wayside too.
>>29001446>> Just say your goodbyesI wanted to bring Iltani too, but you guys keep pushing her away. She could be a helpful ally, if properly controlled.
>>29001446> Insist that Ninlil should stay home because she has even less training than you> Just say your goodbyesDoesn't make sense to risk a freshly made monster when she has no combat training and is still adjusting to her new transformation.
>>29001548probably useful, yeah. though, if the blood priest wants to keep her out of harm's way to research her monster shit, I suppose I'll cowtow to that.That reminds me, we should tell him about the grey orphan child in case we die.
>>29001446>Blood Magic: 1>Warcraft: 1>Wounds: 1We're off to a great start, I can feel it.
>>29001582I wonder if any of the priests are going to scold us for getting cut up right before the big fight
>>29001446You go around, showing off your pretty armor and saying goodbye to people. The Blood Priest gives you a small gift from his workshop - that clay ball you found at the dig, wrapped up in cloth. "I would have given you something better, but that damned spy stole some of my best items. We've determined that this ball has some kind of magic fluid in it. It's no good for making monsters, but that mole-woman must have kept it in her lair for a reason. May as well try drinking it if you have nothing to lose." You thank him and tell him about the strange thing that happened to your friend from the poorhouse.Your armor has some rings in it that you can attach straps to, but the armorer never finished a saddle or howdah for you. You may be able to improvise, having things strapped to you or having people ride you bareback.You find Tabni-Ninsun, or rather she finds you. She runs to you and gives you a tight hug. "I'm really gonna miss you! It's gonna be really lonely around here without you and father. Please come back, okay? Don't be a hero."> "What's stopping you from coming with us? Just stay away from the front lines. I'll protect you."> "I'll be back soon, I promise."> "I am the hero this city needs. If I die, know that I died hip-deep in lammasu blood."
>>29001636>"I am the hero this city needs. If I die, know that I died hip-deep in lammasu blood."
>>29001636>I'll be back soon, I promise>but I have to be a hero. It's why I'm like this.
>>29001636>> "I am the hero this city needs. If I die, know that I died hip-deep in lammasu blood."
>>29001636> "I am the hero this city needs. If I die, know that I died hip-deep in lammasu blood."
>>29001636"I'll be back soon. But I have to be a hero. It's why I'm like this."She sniffles and nods. "Then fight well. Kill them all, and don't die, and come back, and I'll do your hair or something."You laugh. "All right! Sounds good."When you head out to the gates, you see Dadanum guarding them, with his usual big red cape to try to conceal his woman's armor. "Good luck, Hunzuu. They've got me stationed back here. Makes sense, I guess. We can't leave our home completely undefended. We're in almost as much danger back here as you'll be out there!"> Arrange for him to switch places with some other soldier so he can come with you> Tell him to make sure to give Iltani lots of attention> Tell him to keep Tabni-Ninsun company. She seems to be open to meeting people who would otherwise be beneath her.
>>29001723>Tell him to keep Tabni-Ninsun company. She seems to be open to meeting people who would otherwise be beneath her.Iltani wouldn't like him anyway.
>>29001723>> Tell him to keep Tabni-Ninsun company. She seems to be open to meeting people who would otherwise be beneath her.Look after our future minio- uh, friend.
>>29001723>Tell him to keep Tabni-Ninsun company. She seems to be open to meeting people who would otherwise be beneath her.Iltani is too crazy, and I don't want Redcape to be anywhere near the front lines.
>>29001723> Tell him to keep Tabni-Ninsun company. She seems to be open to meeting people who would otherwise be beneath her.Let the scorpion matchmaking begin!
>>29001723in addition to giving company to whichever friend you guys choose (I'm leaning towards iltani just to keep her stable), tell him to[x]do a good job- the city is counting on him and the other guards.
>>29001723> Tell him to keep Tabni-Ninsun company. She seems to be open to meeting people who would otherwise be beneath her.Iltani is so gonna peg him in his woman's armor.
>>29001765Meant to vote Iltani.
>>29001761>just to keep her stableThat train left the station a long time ago.
>>29001723"Hey, I have a little job for you while you're back here, Dadanum. Tabni-Ninsun could use a friend right now.""The Bronze Priest's daughter? Won't she have me bled to death if I look at her wrong?""No, she won't. Trust me on this one.""Huh. All right...""And do a good job. The city is counting on you, too!"As your procession from the pyramid makes its way out of the city, the people cheer for Hunzuu the Merciful. Some of them throw you small favors, flowers and small religious icons carved out of holy cedar.You find yourself with a blushing Ninlil on one side of you and a proud, swaggering Soul-of-Lightning on the other. You overhear that the centaur will be joining the Charioteers, but Ninlil was transformed so recently that she hasn't been assigned anywhere yet.> "Stay with my unit. We'll watch each other's back. Your strength alone will take you far. I slew a monster before I knew what I was doing."> "Stay with the Petty-wizards, or maybe the Archers. It'll be a little safer."> "Stay way, way back with the noncombatants. No matter what they tell you. Tell them you're the rear-guard or something."
>>29001723Make sure no-one tries a coup while I'm gone. I don't want to have to march to war twice back-to-back.
>>29001831Either she stays with us, or she stays with the wizards. I'd like to leave her with the noncombatants, but that would just make them a target because she's there.
>>29001831Stay with us! I can educate you in the lovely art of SLAUGHTER and I can protect you so you don't get hurt.
>>29001831>> "Stay with the Petty-wizards, or maybe the Archers. It'll be a little safer."I don't want her up on the front lines, but keeping her in the back with the noncombatants threatens everyone. At least with the wizards she can help them if something drops in on them from above.
waitwaitwaitwaitBefore we assign her in combatDoes she have -any- armor? We've got chitin and all sorts of bullshit AND armor, so we're safe, but does she have any?A giant lion's hide probably isn't as defensive as a giant scorpion's. Maybe we should have her hang with the wizards/commanders and shout orders to troops with her LOUD.
>>29001831>> "Stay with the Petty-wizards, or maybe the Archers. It'll be a little safer.""Much as I'd like you to stay with me, it's best to spread our significant assets between groups. Cover all corners."
>>29001831>"Stay with my unit. We'll watch each other's back.">"Ordinary humans won't be a match for you even without experience. I'll focus on any monsters and try to keep them off of you."
>>29001831>> "Stay with the Petty-wizards, or maybe the Archers. It'll be a little safer."We might not have the luxury to babysit. In fact we probably wont.
>>29001831Ninlil is wearing the secondhand armor you used to wear, which only covers her human half. Her helmet makes it look like her round leonine ears are always lowered in dismay. The strength of her hide has not been tested.You think it over and decide that Ninlil should be with the forces that will be avoiding head-on combat.> "Go tell the Petty-wizards you're joining them. I don't know too much about them yet. Learn what they're like as people, and use your roar to make them obey if you have to."> "Go to the Archers. They were really nice to me when I saw them. You could do a lot worse."
>>29001940hmm. Which are less likely to be hailed with deadly magic and arrows, archers or wizards?
>>29001940Go to the Archers. Tell them that you are there to both deter and fight any flanking forces...
>>29001940>"Go to the Archers. They were really nice to me when I saw them. You could do a lot worse."
I suppose it's unreasonable to take her out on a fresh battle mission.Maybe if we get a patrol or a hunting mission later, we'll bring her. Less likely to fight formations then.
>>29001940>> "Go to the Archers. They were really nice to me when I saw them. You could do a lot worse."Now that we've put her away from the fighting, her hide will turn out like the Nemean.
>>29002029man I hope so. She can come save us like a big damn hero when we get swamped by thousands upon thousands of spearmen
>>29001940"Go to the Archers. They were really nice to me when I saw them. You could do a lot worse."Ninlil nods and whispers back. "all right... i'll do my best. ooh, maybe i can help people if they have to sap a wall. that'd be fun. usually i'm only making walls go up.""Maybe! I'll find you again when we break for the night. In the meantime, be careful with those roars of yours. I think they might be a little magic." You pat Ninlil's back and see her on her way.You head to the unit you'll be serving it. It seems to be made entirely of Footmen. You can't see Ninurta-Nasir but he's probably here.> Be the bossy scorpion. Make it clear that you won't take any guff from them.> Be the submissive scorpion. You can't afford to be enemies with these guys anymore.
>>29002050neither, really. We're here to give them support, and we'll follow orders, but that doesn't mean we're their buddies.Just give us like two weeks to get over that whole kidnapping thing, footmen, before you try to make nice.
>>29002050Be the bossy scorpion. Use what Iltani taught you about the footmen.
>>29002050[x]exuberant scorpionHey footmen! Let's go kill the -heck- out of those other guys!
>>29002050> Be the bossy scorpion. Make it clear that you won't take any guff from them.Can't take shit from them. Needless to say though, dont be a jerk.
>>29002050>> Be the bossy scorpion. Make it clear that you won't take any guff from them.Take command of these chuckleheads. They dug their hole, now we make them pray we don't bury them in it.
>>29002050>Be the soldier scorpion. follow orders yet maintain sufficient authority to remain an independent unit. We will break the line and they will plug the gap and force it open.
>>29002050You skitter to them and hold your head high. Iltani said that they answer to power and beauty. You certainly have power. You hope you have beauty, at least a little... You wave your spear and flash you polished shield at them. "Hey! Footmen! I'm here for you, as the king commanded. Let's get along, and let's not see any of that funny stuff you Footmen are known for."Your presence causes quite a commotion. You still don't see Ninurta-Nasir. You see one handsome soldier approach you, set his spear in the ground, and kneel. He has old, dried blood left on his breastplate. The pattern looks familiar. This must be the Footman who was sprayed with blood when Iltani beheaded his companion. He's leaving his armor stained on purpose. "Hunzuu... truly you have see us at our worst. Never has there been such a shameful display in our long history. I am Sharo. Let me prove that my brothers and I can be trusted to march behind you."> "Wow, you guys really just kowtow to any girl with super-strength, don't you? Pathetic."> Be the demure scorpion. "You may rise, Sharo."> "Prove it, huh? That'll certainly take a lot. What did you have in mind?"
>>29002238>Be the demure scorpion.
>>29002238> Be the demure scorpion. "You may rise, Sharo."is my favorite.An official apology like this helps a lot. Though, really, my grudge with these people dissolved the instant our friends all got back to the orphanage relatively unharmed.
>>29002238> Be the demure scorpion. "You may rise, Sharo."SHAFUR DISPRAY
>>29002238>Be the demure scorpion. "You may rise, Sharo.""I will break though their ranks and you should use that to drive a wedge though their forces. May your actions this day eclipse those of the past"
>>29002238Demure is best.
>>29002238You smile. You like having a man treat you like this, but you won't be cruel like Iltani was. "You may rise, Sharo."Sharo stands up and retrieves his weapon. "If any of my brothers shame themselves, tell me first. I will get the situation under control."You join the Footmen where they're breaking their camp outside the city in preparation for the march ahead of them. Many of them crowd around you, trying to strike up three conversations at once. Some talk about the last time you met them in that standoff in the streets, boasting of their achievements or their quickness tor recognize Iltani as mad. Many try to touch your chitin. Some of them ask what's become of Iltani, in a way that makes you wonder if some of them still miss her. > "Iltani met a quick death. It's better than she deserved."> "Iltani's suffering is not over yet. Even now the priests are picking her apart little by little to see how she works."> "Iltani is imprisoned, for her own safety as well as the city's. She's not all bad. I want to cure her madness."> "Hey, Sharo. This looks a little dishonorable to me. Tell them to back off, please."> Hiss at them.
>>29002380>"Iltani should be the least of your worries. She's done and we'll leave it at that"
>>29002380>"Iltani's suffering is not over yet. Even now the priests are picking her apart little by little to see how she works."
>>29002380> "Iltani is imprisoned, for her own safety as well as the city's. She's not all bad. I want to cure her madness."We're working on it, guys. She's crazy and strong. Hopefully she doesn't just keep over of that, er, poison thing.
>>29002398sounds good. seconding this.
>>29002380> "Iltani is imprisoned, for her own safety as well as the city's. She's not all bad. I want to cure her madness."Best not to get them in a tizzy about Iltani, if any of them still care about her.
>>29002380>> "Iltani is imprisoned, for her own safety as well as the city's. She's not all bad. I want to cure her madness."She's in a cage at the bottom of a hole, and will remain there until she stops being crazy.Are we not merciful?
>>29002380>> "Iltani is imprisoned, for her own safety as well as the city's. She's not all bad. I want to cure her madness."
>>29002399changing my vote to >>29002398
>>29002380We're trying to fix the crazy.Unfortunately, it's been getting worse.
>>29002380"Iltani is should be the least of your worries. She's done and we'll leave it at that."The soldiers seem to accept that answer, though some of them have looks in their eyes like they might think of rescuing her one day.A few footmen stay with you as the rest go back to finish breaking camp. "So, Lady Scorpion, you ever marched before? Need some practice?"> "Sure, how are we going to do this?"> "Where's you commander? He's really the one I should be talking to, not expendables like you."> Just dodge the question and help them break camp so you can get going ASAP.> "Is that an insult? Watch yourselves, little men."
>>29002380> "Iltani's suffering is not over yet. Even now the priests are picking her apart little by little to see how she works."No one needs to know we still have her. Especially not the footmen
>>29002481>> "Is that an insult? Watch yourselves, little men."We have been kind thus far. Do not mistake that for weakness, tiny meatbag.
>>29002481> "Sure, how are we going to do this?""I, er, I'm sort of new at things like this."
> "Sure, how are we going to do this?"We are new at this... and we haven't really studied war all that much. Learning on the way is a good thing.
>>29002481>"Sure, how are we going to do this?"
>>29002481>> "Sure, how are we going to do this?"No need to be insulting, he's trying to be nice.
>>29002509Man, we're not that evil/dominating yet.Yet.
>>29002509NahThey probably won't do anything against us before the battle, and they won't after, cause during we will change their opinion of us by TEARING A FUCKLOAD OF GUTS
>>29002481"Sure, how are we going to do this? I'm sort of new at things like this..."The Footmen trade wry smiles at each other, as though theymight be amused by your inexperience, but then they helpfully explain how they march when moving overland and show the pace they keep.> Roll 1d6 to try to march with them in a way that looks good on the first time.> Enough is enough. You don't like that look of amusement. Put them in their places.
>>29002536>>29002544yeah, let's wait until they have an insult that isn't actually true to get angry about.Because, fuck, we've never marched before.
Rolled 6>>29002555>try to march with them in a way that looks good on the first time
Rolled 6>>29002555>> Roll 1d6 to try to march with them in a way that looks good on the first time.here we go
>>29002555> Enough is enough. You don't like that look of amusement. Put them in their places.>You know what, you guys march, I will jsut walk long.
>>29002569Nailed it>'twas merely an act
>>29002569>>29002571You two better be ready for when the fight breaks out and Hunzuu duels the Lammasu while both armies do nothing but wtch.
>>29002569>>29002570>>29002571...somehow, I think we marched well enough to shame the professionals.That does more to put them in place than anything we could do intentially.
>>29002594And during that fight Lammasu will attempt to fly into us on top speed, and we will intercept himRULES OF NATURE
>>29002594>nothing but watchOh, they'll be busy. There's a whole enemy army to fight, after all.Our battlefield purpose is basically to neutralize enemy monsters.
>>29002555Your modest education in warcraft has paid off. You know to move your legs four at a time, two left ones and two right ones, each time the Footmen take a step. Soon you're all on the move, with all the different factions moving with you in the distance. "You have a soldier's air," says the one with the attitude. "You sure you've never done this before?"> "Yes, but thank you for the compliment."> "Never have. Maybe you guys overestimate how much intelligence it takes to all walk at the same time."> "Never have, but I'm now the last of a dead race of killers. They tell me secrets at night..."> Also roll 4d6 to endure the day's marching. This will probably be easy.
Rolled 5, 5, 2, 2 = 14>>29002633>> "Yes, but thank you for the compliment."
Rolled 1, 5, 6, 6 = 18>>29002633> "Never have. Maybe you guys overestimate how much intelligence it takes to all walk at the same time."
Rolled 2, 3, 2, 5 = 12>>29002633>> "Never have. Maybe you guys overestimate how much intelligence it takes to all walk at the same time"
Rolled 5, 5, 3, 2 = 15>>29002633>> "Yes, but thank you for the compliment."
Rolled 3, 6, 5, 6 = 20>>29002633>"Yes, but thank you for the compliment."
Rolled 1, 6, 2, 5 = 14>>29002633Nope, not an experienced marcherThen blush when you remember how you were spending hours trying to find ways to walk that look pretty, and how this is basically exactly the same thing.
Rolled 5, 1, 4, 6 = 16>>29002633>"Yes, but thank you for the compliment."
>>29002633"Yes, but thank you for the compliment."After half a day, you reach the ford of the river where you once mistakenly waited for the king. The army takes a brief break to eat and wait for orders. The commanders will have to decide whether to put all their forces on one side of the river or split them up.> Look for Nakurtum or one of your other friends, now that you have the chance to explore and talk.> Spend the time making friendly with Sharo and the footmen.> Look for the king and the other commanders. You may be able to contribute something, and it will be good to be seen.
>>29002709>> Look for the king and the other commanders. You may be able to contribute something, and it will be good to be seen.No option to ask for treatment for that 1 wound?
>>29002709I say talk with the friends. Maybe a bit of strategy, too, if people want to do that.We can talk with the footmen on the march.>>29002740I think it will go away if we eat a lot tonight. It was just some bleeding.
>>29002709> Look for Nakurtum or one of your other friends, now that you have the chance to explore and talk.
>>29002709Make friendly. God knows we're just going to disregard tactics and destroy everything in our path.
>>29002709>Look for Nakurtum or one of your other friends, now that you have the chance to explore and talk.Is going to bed early to have more time to learn SWEET MOVES BROTHER from our scorpion bretheren an option?
>>29002709>> Look for Nakurtum or one of your other friends, now that you have the chance to explore and talk.
>>29002762Ooh. That'd be pretty sweet actually.
>>29002761hey, we -might- not do that. I imagine we're going to be pretty professional about it.Until that llamasu gets within pinching reach.
>>29002709You look around for Nakurtum. You know she's supposed to be here, but she's the one friend you haven't seen today. You find her drinking and cooling off in the banks of the river. You run and pull her into clawhugs!Nakurtum laughs it off. "How're you holding up, Zuu?""Great! Who are you marching with?"She rolls her eyes. "They out me with the Petty-Wizards. They'll be targeted, they said. They'll need an escort, they said. I say they're a bunch of creeps.""I wish you were with us.""Me too. You know, I only joined the Adventurers because they take girls. I guess the Footmen only take girls if they're crazy or half-scorpion."You share some dried meat with Nakurtum, then kiss her forehead and say you'll see her soon.The rest of the day's march passes uneventfully. You're surprised that you never even got tired. They don't have a tent big enough for you, but there's some soft earth by the river you can burrow into.As you explain to Sharo exactly how good you are at burrowing, and he wonders whether you're good enough to sap a wall with it, you overhear that Ninurta-Nasir is coming back from the king's retinue to check on his men.> Just be polite and wait for him to come around. Sit with the men and listen to their stories.> When he comes around, be the scary scorpion and put him down in front of all his men. This guy's a dick.> Nope. You don't have time for this shit. Be the sleepy scorpion.
> Just be polite and wait for him to come around. Sit with the men and listen to their stories.
>>29002865It's good that Nakurtum is with petty wizardsNinlil could use a mentor>Just be polite and wait for him to come around. Sit with the men and listen to their stories.I don't like the guy, but I won't antagonize him too. Yet
>>29002865>> Just be polite and wait for him to come around. Sit with the men and listen to their stories.At which point...> When he comes around, be the scary scorpion and put him down in front of all his men. This guy's a dick.Be nice... right up until he appears. Then crush him in brutal and possibly non-literal fashion. Then go right back to being nice.
>>29002865let's be polite for a while, but we've had a big day. We should go to sleep early after one or two stories.
Rolled 1, 5, 4, 4 = 14>>29002865>> Just be polite and wait for him to come around. Sit with the men and listen to their stories.Lets stay polite, unless he attemps anything fishy. In that case, we become the scary scorpion, scourge of meanies.
>>29002865Ho boy. You brace yourself for the moment when you'll have to talk to Ninurta-Nasir again. You sit and eat more field rations with the men. Many of them tell dirty jokes, or jokes that blaspheme the gods. One of them swears he once met a whore who could stick her head up her own cunt. Sharo slaps that man in the back of the head. "Do you mind?! There's a lady in our company."> Play favorites with Sharo. This is how you ought to be treated.> Fit in with the men by telling a joke of your own. Maybe something about Shamash's wedding night, or your centaur friend.> "I only object to talking about the gods that way. The gods are the ones who decide if we win each battle."
>>29002964I don't know about playing favorites, but I do appreciate sharo's attempts to keep the men from being TOO vulgar.Thank you, sharo.
Rolled 1, 3, 2, 1 = 7>>29002964>> Fit in with the men by telling a joke of your own. Maybe something about Shamash's wedding night, or your centaur friend.Lets be friend scorpion.Also lets thank Sharo for this, but tell him that it is not needed.
>>29002964>Fit in with the men by telling a joke of your own. Maybe something about Shamash's wedding night, or your centaur friend.
>>29002964>> "I only object to talking about the gods that way. The gods are the ones who decide if we win each battle."Guys.>Favor of the Gods: 2
>>29002964You pat Sharo's head. "Thank you. But I'll be all right. Hey, did you hear the one about the year they put a wooden cock on Shamash?"When Ninurta-Nasir finally comes around, you remember to be polite. He spreads his arms wide. "Lady Scorpion! Welcome to the Footmen. You will find me to be tough but fair. Assuming you act like a proper soldier. Make no mistake, do anything that warrants punishment, we'll find a way to give it to you!" He's wearing a shiteating grin. He's clearly enjoying having some power over you for a change.> "There'll be no need for that. You'll see. I have honor, and also sanity."> This counts as funny stuff. Intimidate him.> Also, you may roll 1d6 to recall the best terrible joke you ever heard when growing up on the streets.
>>29003126> This counts as funny stuff. Intimidate him.> You're still on my death list, Ninurta-Nasir. You will die regardless of the result of this war.Fucker needs a lesson.
Rolled 3>>29003126Let us retell the tale of the guard, the snakebite he got while having sex, and the prostitute he hired to suck out the poison
Rolled 2>>29003126>> This counts as funny stuff. Intimidate him."You seem to be misunderstanding your place, Lackey."Then completely ignore him and go back to the joke.
>>29003126>"There'll be no need for that."
>>29003126Somewhere between option 1 and 2."Oy, I'm not a part of the footmen, I just happen to be assigned to your people for the duration of the battle. I'll work professionally and well, but I don't appreciate all this proper soldier this and punishment that."
>>29003126>we'll find a way to give it to you!>"I'm almost willing to pay to watch you try. That is, if you won't capture hostages YET AGAIN."
>>29003126>"Thank you. But I'll be all right. Hey, did you hear the one about the year they put a wooden cock on Shamash?"Alright guys, I suggest we avoid such disrespect in the future. There is a thing called Favor of the Gods, and we know that divinities exist, so we should worry about this.
>>29003126>> This counts as funny stuff. Intimidate him.Who do you think you are shitbag?
>>29003222yeah, I sort of want to avoid god jokes.
>>29003222PfftWhat are they gonna do, stab us?
>>29003251Hey man, we need to stay low, or at least win their trust until we open the gates and set the other scorpions free
>>29003126"Okayy, I'm not a part of the footmen, I just happen to be assigned to your people for the duration of the battle. I'll work professionally and well, but I don't appreciate all this ;proper soldier; this and punishment that."Ninurta-Nasir narrows his eyes at you. You remain on his shit list."You'll appreciate the alternative even less. Good luck when the battle begins." He walks away.Sharo lowers his head in dismay. "He is rude. But he isn't wrong. We must all fight as one and take commands. Even if we don't always agree."> Trade those lovely jokes about whores and snakebites until most of the men go to sleep.> Turn in early and see what your dead scorpibuddies have to say.
>>29003332>turn in early to see dead scorpibuddies
Rolled 1>>29003332Scorpibuddies is ago.See if we learn how to shoot poison.
>>29003332>> Turn in early and see what your dead scorpibuddies have to say.Tonight we learn how scorpions go to war.
Huh, I thought the antagonistic option had won.> Turn in early and see what your dead scorpibuddies have to say.Alright, time for ancient advices.
>>29003332time for sleep. We need rest.Not even scorpibuddy rest, I mean normal kind.
>>29003332>> Trade those lovely jokes about whores and snakebites until most of the men go to sleep."I agree. Which is why he should learn to take orders."
>>29003332You take off your armor, make yourself a cozy burrow, and nod off to sleep. You wonder if Mr. Clicks misses you.Your dreams are uneasy. You feel like you're struggling in deep water. You surface in a dark river of the underworld to see a congregation of scorpion-people nearby, glowing blue from the unearthly light coming from cracks in the earth. A very large female, with silver charms and ornaments set in her flesh and chitin, seems to be delivering a speech. "Tiamat has faded! We must find another god. The god who has threatened to bring the dead up to eat the living, and the dead will outnumber the living!"This sets the scorpionfolk into quarreling among themselves. They argue loudly, then some of them start wrestling and clawing at each other.> Just watch.> Approach the large female> Find a scorpion who's just watching from a distance and ask his opinion
>>29003464>> Approach the large female
>>29003464>> Approach the large femaleHello, I am the only scorpiongirl left in the world and I need some advices.
>>29003464>Approach large femaleAlways go for the boss
Rolled 5>>29003464Approach the large female."This one still remains in the world of the living. I only enter here when I dream."
Rolled 2, 5, 1, 5 = 13>>29003464Approach the large female
>>29003464uh, as a living, I don't think I would appreciate that
>>29003464I NEED TO UNLEASH SCORPIMANIA ON MORTAL FOOLSSHOW ME YOUR SWEET MOVES BRETHERENlaterNow, I guess> Find a scorpion who's just watching from a distance and ask his opinion
>>29003464Only when you get close to the large female do you realize just how big she is. You come up to her navel. "Excuse me? I'm still alive. I only come here when I dream."The woman glances down at you as she repels a scorpion -man approaching her by swatting him away with a claw. "Oh, little sister... you're so faded. Madness is taking you." She tries to touch you with her other claw, but it seems to go through you. "Be solid, little sister. Think of life, and love, and the new hunt, and the sweet meats that will be yours again."> "No, really! I'm the last one alive. I need advice."> Play along. "I forget so much. Remind me."
>>29003464EVERYBODY SHUT UPYOU'RE ALL DEAD BUT I'M NOT AND THERE'S A WAR GOING ON AND I NEED TO KILL A LAMMASU BUT HE HAS MAGIC AND I DON'THOW THE HELL DO I KILL HIM WITHOUT HIS MAGIC BLOWING ME UPThis should suffice.
>>29003552"No really! I'm alive, and there's a war happening, and I need to win it or I won't be any more!"
>>29001723Why is he in womans armor?
>>29003552>> Play along. "I forget so much. Remind me.">specially of killing lammasu and shit.
>>29003552No, seriouslyHumans are warring up there.I met a mole-woman and a Centaur the other day. The humans are even using magic. Hell, I've even been told about this guy called Pazuzu who's apparently coming back any day now. I could use some advice.
>>29003569he looted it off the mole woman we killed a while back.The fact that it might look feminine makes him upset.
>>29003552>"No, really! I'm the last one alive. I need advice."I AM ALIVE BROTHER
Rolled 3, 4, 2, 1 = 10>>29003552>Hunzuu was actually destroyed in the ritual>What came back was a scorpling made of her flesh>the scorpling only has yet to realize that she's not actually Hunzuuholy FUCK> "No, really! I'm the last one alive. I need advice."
>>29003552>> "No, really! I'm the last one alive. I need advice."We are marching on an enemy city, how do you defeat a lammasu?
>>29003608sssshhhhI worry about that oftenI bet hunzuu does too
>>29003608>>29003657Why the hell would that ever matter?
>>29003703why would it matter if you were killed and replaced by a duplicate every day?It wouldn't, really. But it would still be deeply worrying.
>>29003552"No, really! I'm the last one alive. I need advice. We are marching on an enemy city, how do you defeat a lammasu?"She turns to get away from the fracas going on between her brothers and sisters, leading you on with her claw. She can touch your bare back now, a little. "Hmm... that is not the usual madness, little sister. The faded ones may forget what has happened to them, but not like that. Any chance that you are right is worth taking.""Lammasus. How do you kill them?""Lammasus are lackeys of Enlil. Cowards. I led a hunting pack against a nest of them once. Half we killed with surprise and good venoms. I put soul solvent in my brothers to quicken them. The other half we wore down. We refused to yield until their magic was overextended, and they paid the price. But once you get out of that entanglement, little sister, you must find us! Find the gates beyond the great cedar forest. Find the strength within yourself to break them, or ask the Lady Ishtar for aid."> Ask for more information on Ishtar/Pazuzu/soul solvent> "We usually worship Tiamat, don't we? I don't think I even know much about Tiamat."> "Maybe having the dead outnumber the living wouldn't be such a good idea."
>>29003713Well if my conscience would be placed into said duplicate everytime I wouldn't give a fuckThat said, I remember now that we didn't play as Hunzuu before the transformation, did we?
>>29003741who is ishtar?What does she have to do with pazuzu?
>>29003741>ask about pazuzu and soul solvent
>>29003741>> "We usually worship Tiamat, don't we? I don't think I even know much about Tiamat."
>>29003755no, we didn't.And the conscience may very well not be transferred at all. Look at the man who was killed to make our centaur friend.
>>29003755No, but that was mainly due character generation.
>>29003783Well the man sacrificed and Sol are two entirely different people. We, however has Hunzuu's looks and memories. That is, assuming, we're not her, which is doubtful
>>29003741>> Ask for more information on Ishtar/Pazuzu/soul solventAll 3, in reverse order.
>>29003833yeah, hopefully we're just hunzuu.And having her memories is a good sign. Hopefully that's not just psychosis and is in fact memories.
>>29003741"Wait, what's soul solvent?""A subtle venom. It puts the thoughts into the blood. It does not kill; it even makes the living stronger. But while it holds, whoever drinks their blood will taste their thoughts.""Okay. And do you know anything about Pazuzu?""Does he live as well? Many things are returning. The time for the new hunt is near.""No, not yet. But someone I know has been talking about him. She says he scares all other monsters."She humphs at that. "Nothing scares me and my brood! We are strong!" She hesitates to add, "Seriously, though, stay away from Pazuzu. Just find the gates! There is a way, far north of the cedars and the old place of the gods. You may be our last hope, little sister."You've studied a little about Ishtar. She's a well-known goddess, the lady of both love and war. So she rules the things where all is fair. She's also known to be fickle, taking a lover and then cursing him. She killed her husband Tammuz, but then she rescued him from the underworld and turned him into the god of rebirth.> Ask more about your current troubles> "It's good to be able to talk to you. I wonder how I manage to do it."> "Can I be part of your brood?"
> "It's good to be able to talk to you. I wonder how I manage to do it."
>>29003885>"It's good to be able to talk to you. I wonder how I manage to do it."I dunno about freeing these peopleEveryone says that scorpidudes are baaad news for everyone involved
>>29003885> "Can I be part of your brood?"
>>29003885> "It's good to be able to talk to you. I wonder how I manage to do it."> How to make new venoms/magic.
I wonder if we can redeem the skorpions.
>>29003885>> "It's good to be able to talk to you. I wonder how I manage to do it."Thank you sister.
>>29003885>good to talk, wonder how it happens
>>29003925Crit a claw hug?
>>29003885How to we create more venoms? Ours seems to just kill people slowly.
>>29003885"Thank you... sister." It sounds funny to call her that. You never even had a human sister before. "It's good to be able to talk to you. I wonder how I manage to do it."She leads you further away from the river, toward a deep cave. "I do not know. Perhaps the souls of a people call to their own kind. Perhaps that is the burden of a sole survivor. Or perhaps you may be mad after all, and you are really here with us all along. I hope not.""So, different scorpions have different kinds of venom, right? Can I change mine?""Oh, little sister, you were raised by humans, weren't you? To know so little of things. When you molt, your venom may change to match the woman you are growing to be. There are also rituals to take a sample of one venom and imprint it on another. In the old times, one venom became fashionable, then another, and many changed to a popular venom just to be immune to it. But that must all wait until after the new hunt."She bends down as best she can and lays a large hand on your shoulder. "Promise me, little sister. Promise to free our people above all things. Do not let the distractions of the living make you forget. Not pleasure, not fine meat, not hate, not love. Not even the gods. Say it."> Promise> Confess to being a former human> "I will do what is right."> "Can I try to bring some of your venom back with me?"
>>29004050I, uhI sort of was a human and am worried if I let you guys out you'll eat everything that's still alive?A little?
>>29004050>I was actually human b4
>>29004050> Promise> "Can I try to bring some of your venom back with me?"Aww, yeah. This is what I was waiting for, some sweet venom!
>>29004050> Confess to being a former human> "I will do what is right.">"You will just kill everyone! I don't want that!"
>>29004050>> Promise>> Confess to being a former human
>>29004050Uh, guys, maybe we should not tell her Hunzuu was human? Might cease contact with them, or make her an outcast.>Ask if it's possible to bring some venom back.>Promise, because fuck yeah, scorpions.Now, is it even possible to transport things between both realms?
>>29004050Well...Can you leave the city I was raised in alone? I don't want everything I have ever known to be destroyed.
>>29004122can we at least air our concerns about, uh, unleashing infinite hungry dead on the world of hte living?also, >poison based on the woman you are growing to beWonder what ours will be.
>>29004122>Uh, guys, maybe we should not tell her Hunzuu was human? Might cease contact with them, or make her an outcast.I'm fine with thatWhatever it takes to keep them away from mortal realmBut apparently the majority wants to unleash the race of murderhobos into the world
Just so you guys know, this thread has been misarchived as "That Guy RPG" on suptg for some reason.
>>29004176>>29004186sounds like someone missed their archiving and meant to archive another thread.Anu should contact Lord Licorice and ask him to change the name and tags over, since it was a mistake.
>>29004176Can we fix it?
>>29004050"I, uh... I have to admit something, sister. I used to be a human... And I'm afraid that if you break out, you'll just kill everyone! I don't want that."The scorpion-woman frowns and lets you feel her sharp fingernails on your shoulder. "When I was young, the humans who learned the crafts and made themselves into us were frowned upon. They were not truly our brothers and sisters, it was said. They were driven away. But I disagree. You can come here. We call to you. That means some part of your soul is that of a scorpion. And we can no longer turn anyone away. But there is one thing you must do to earn our kinship. You must claim it. Set aside the things that are only for humans and learn new things to replace them."> "If it means having a real family, I'd love to. But there are still things that make me who I am that I don't want to give up."> "Why can't I be both?"> "Let's talk about the hungry dead. Can we somehow set you free without dooming the whole world?">>29004176That's no good! Looks like it was a mistake, though. Is there a way we can have it changed?
>>29004201>>29004203it takes an email to the guy in charge with a new description, name, and tags.
>>29004203>"Let's talk about the hungry dead. Can we somehow set you free without dooming the whole world?"Besides we already have a family
>>29004203This is all kind of heavy, big lady. I uh... It would be nice if other people were around like me, but wouldn't unleashing the dead on the land of the living basically kill everyone?
>>29004203>hungry dead, set u free without dooming the world?
>>29004203Hmm. But I sort of like some of the humans I work with. They're nice. And while fighting and slaughter is indeed fun and satisfying, I'm not sure how I'd feel dooming the world by giving up my humanity and releasing you all.Also I'm fairly certain that opening the doors will sentence me to a fate worse than death.
>>29004203"This is all kind of heavy, big lady. I uh... It would be nice if other people were around like me, but wouldn't unleashing the dead on the land of the living basically kill everyone?"Her frown tightens. "It is a risk. But is a risk we must take. Ereshkigal will repair the gates eventually. The lesser species of dead can be contained and controlled until the world heals. Promise me that you will open the gates for my people, and I will promise to help you close them for all others."> "Sounds good to me. It's a deal."> "I can't promise anything. I still need time to think."> "I need time to think. Maybe sharing your venom with me would help me think better..."
>>29004296>> "Sounds good to me. It's a deal."
>>29004296>> "Sounds good to me. It's a deal."Keep in mind, though... there are some humans I intend to keep.
>>29004296> "Sounds good to me. It's a deal."As long as they help with damage control it should be alright.
>>29004296Sounds goodAlso, Anu, You gonna email archive man persoN?
>>29004296> "Sounds good to me. It's a deal."Couldn't just make her happy and take the venom, couldn't you? Now it's just the promise.
>>29004296I'd like some time to think.
>>29004296You have a great talent of saying a lot yet not telling anything, sister
>>29004296Whichever wins, make sure to ask for some venom to help Hunzuu, ah, develop more. Or something.>>29004155If the majority voted for making the promise, then it seems like it's not really important how many vots it had.
>>29004296I still need time to think.I'm going off to fight a war tomorrow, I really don't wanna die.Any tips?
>>29004296"Sounds good to me. It's a deal."Something happens to you that has never happened before. You receive clawhugs. Is this what it feels like? "This may be remembered as the day the new hunt began. Thank you, little sister. Do whatever it takes."> Ask to be envenomed> That probably won't work, anyway, and this is getting weird enough. Let yourself awaken.> I emailed Lord Licorice at the email on the site, email@example.com . I hope that sorts it out. If it doesn't, I guess other people should try emailing him too, or finding a better way to reach him?
>>29004296>sounds good, les do et
>>29004377Oh, one more thing, what about all that horrible punishment that the goddess of death threatens to the person who opens the gate?
>>29004377>I actually like slow death poison, so lets wake up
>>29004377>Return clawhugs. Then let yourself awaken
>>29004377Ask about the venom, then the punishment the gods have threatened us with.
>>29004377> Ask to be envenomedWoo, venom time!Also, regarding the misarchival, the admin is known to be slow on fixing this kind of things. Maybe with the next purge he will fix it, but don't get your hopes up for a fast fix.
>>29004394Get some chump to open it obviously
>>29004434You could always link it in the start of the next thread if need be
>>29004377It's not as soft as human hugs, but it's not so bad. She's so big! It's oddly comforting. You hug back. "Can I try a little of your venom, sister? Just a little." She nods and slowly brings her stinger forward to sink into the crook of your neck to fill you with soul solvent.> You have recovered from your 1 would. You temporarily have a Reflexes of 3 instead of 2.You suddenly feel someone tapping on your burrow with the butt of his spear. You hear horns and shouts. "In formation! The enemy is sighted!">Roll 3d6 to wake up quickly and get all your armor on in a hurry.> Just take your spear and shield, then look around for where this enemy is.
Rolled 5, 3, 1 = 9>>29004544>>Roll 3d6 to wake up quickly and get all your armor on in a hurry.
Rolled 1, 6, 2 = 9>>29004544Wooo, buffs!
Rolled 2, 1, 6 = 9>>29004544
Rolled 2, 4, 2 = 8>>29004544>Roll 3d6 to wake up quickly and get all your armor on in a hurry.It's go time!
Rolled 4, 6, 6 = 16>>29004544>These rolls NONONOThis is how you dice.
Rolled 5, 6, 5 = 16>>29004544I want armor!
Rolled 2, 2, 5 = 9>>29004544>>Roll 3d6 to wake up quickly and get all your armor on in a hurry.
Rolled 5, 1, 2 = 8>>29004579>this is how you diceWell, ok then. I'm not gonna roll anymore, as long as you do well on the important parts.
Rolled 6, 6, 1 = 13>>29004636I was the guy who rolled that maxed 3d6 when we were chasing after Iltani as well. I am Diceman.
>>29004559>>29004561>>29004565dear god. I think we just summoned a chaos god by rolling 9 three different ways.
>>29004544You stumble to get all your armor on, but even with some help you don't do a very good job. By the time you get to the front rank of your unit of Footmen, you hear that a force of soldiers and monsters has encountered you on its way back to Turtak from the dig site. It's likely that they fought he contingent of guards and archers that the priests had sent there. Now the lammasu has joined them, terrorizing the unready army and setting tents on fire. Your orders are to ignore the lammasu and try to chase and rout the ground-based forces.> Fuck that. Try to taunt the lammasu into coming down here!> Lead the wedge formation. Roll 1d6 to find the best route to the enemy.
Rolled 5>>29004686>Lead the wedge formation. Roll 1d6 to find the best route to the enemy
Rolled 5>>29004686We'll get the llamassu when it's time.Still can't catch the fucker in the air.TO THE TROOPS
Rolled 2>>29004686Orders are orders. Lead that wedge
Rolled 1>>29004686>lead formation, follow orders
Rolled 1>>29004686>> Lead the wedge formation. Roll 1d6 to find the best route to the enemy.We can fight the flying monster once the walking monsters are dead.
>>29004717whatevs, I'm not the first rollteegee dice h8 me
Rolled 3I wonder how Iltani would feel about giving her life to do something... greater. To usher in a world of superior beings. To let the world return to how it once was.
>>29004686You lead the wedge. Soul-of-Lightning and the charioteers are already trying to flank them. You see some lightly-armed enemy spearmen and slingers, accompanied by a large force of centaurs and two monsters with lower bodies like enormous lizards. They seem to be disengaging and delaying, at least until the lammasu has weakened Ligish's forces.>Roll 4d6 to charge them and break them. You may specify a particular kind of enemy you're aiming for.> Roll 3d6 to dodge incoming sling bullets. Those things smart.
Rolled 3, 4, 2, 5 = 14>Roll 4d6 to charge them and break them. You may specify a particular kind of enemy you're aiming for.Charge the lizards. That our job.
Rolled 5, 4, 1, 4 = 14>>29004807>LizardsDESTROYDESRTOYRip&Tear. Don't bother dodging. That's for casuls.
Rolled 2, 6, 2, 3 = 13>>29004807>Roll 4d6 to charge them and break them. You may specify a particular kind of enemy you're aiming for.I don't know what the lizard dudes are up to, but they shouldn't be up to it.
Rolled 1, 5, 2, 1 = 9>>29004807mow through the infantry to get to the monsters. our job is to carve a wedge and neutralize enemy monsters, and by god, we will do those two things.
Rolled 2, 3, 4, 6 = 15>>29004807>Roll 4d6 to charge them and break them. You may specify a particular kind of enemy you're aiming for
Rolled 2, 3, 4, 1 = 10>>29004807chargeeeeeee
Rolled 5, 4, 5, 1 = 15>>29004807
Rolled 1, 6, 5 = 12>>29004807Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive and Dodge
Rolled 3, 5, 5, 4 = 17>>29004807>>Roll 4d6 to charge them and break them. You may specify a particular kind of enemy you're aiming for.GUT THE LIZARDS! RIP AND TEAR!
>>29004807You charge! In the confusion and their desire to get away, none of the enemy slingers manage to hit you.You steer the charging wedge straight for one of the lizard-people. It wears heavy armor, spiked bracers, and a serrated bronze glaive. You slam into her, but her strength proves more than a match for your own. After turning your spear aside, she slams her body back against yours. You cannot take her down quickly and continue forward. The wedge loses its momentum and starts stabbing at the spearmen and slingers it can reach.>Roll 4d6 to keep striking at her with your claws and tail> You can also roll 1d6 to do some damage with your spear, or at least keep her own weapon busy blocking you.>Retreat!
Rolled 1, 6, 6, 2 = 15>>29004949CUTI WANT TO SEE YOUR INNARDS.
Rolled 6, 1, 5, 3 = 15>>29004949try to get her at least once with the tail, then move in and among the spearmen.
Rolled 6, 3, 3, 4 = 16>>29004949Grapple and sting?
Rolled 4, 3, 2, 1, 6 = 16>>29004949last die is for additional spear dmg
Rolled 4, 4, 6, 5 = 19>>29004949Claws and tail
Rolled 1>>29004949oh yeah, spear damage
>>29004949She's much better with her weapon that you are with yours, but your claws are much more useful than hers. You stave off her attacks long enough to snap at her scaly front and sides with your claws a few times, then sting her. She cries out. "Ow! You bitch, you'll pay for that!">Roll 4d6 to keep fighting her until you're sure your poison will bring her down> Roll 3d6 to get away from her and pick on some puny humans instead.
Rolled 2, 1, 6, 3 = 12>>29005075Pooooooooison
Rolled 6, 3, 2, 4 = 15>>29005075Head towards the other lizard now. We'll let our poison finish her
Rolled 6, 3, 2, 4 = 15>>29005075always confirm killslizards might have some healing ability or something
Rolled 4, 2, 4, 1 = 11>>29005075Humans are for humans, fight the lizard
Rolled 1, 4, 1, 1 = 7>>29005075can we move on to a different giant lizard?Poison 'em all.
Rolled 6, 2, 1, 4 = 13>>29005075Do you take the first 3 rolls?
Rolled 6, 5, 6 = 17>>29005075Our job with the lizard should be done. Onto wiping out inferior soldiers.
Rolled 6, 6, 2 = 14>>29005075"You are already dead"
Rolled 6, 1, 6, 2 = 15>>29005075Ome wa mo shinderu.Can we just kill the other lizard?
Rolled 2, 3, 5, 6 = 16>>29005075>>Roll 4d6 to keep fighting her until you're sure your poison will bring her downFinish Her
>>29005075Your comrades are keeping the other humans away from them, and their superior armor and training means they're holding up well. You'd have to wade through a lot of other humans to get to the other lizard. You decide you should make sure this lizard is dead before moving on to the other one. You keep lashing your tail at it and pressing your spear between two barbs on her glaive to keep it under control. She uses this bind against you, tearing your spear out of your grasp, then swinging at you. Her blow glances off your shield and digs into one of your claws.> You have 1 wound and lost your weapon.> Roll 4d6 to tackle her and let out a bloodcurdling hiss.> Okay, that's enough hits to take from someone who's already dead. Roll 3d6 to disengage from her.
Rolled 4, 6, 6 = 16> Okay, that's enough hits to take from someone who's already dead. Roll 3d6 to disengage from her.
Rolled 4, 5, 5, 4 = 18>>29005243>> Roll 4d6 to tackle her and let out a bloodcurdling hiss.
Rolled 3, 6, 3, 6 = 18>>29005243Bitch cut us. Time to take her down.
Rolled 1, 3, 4, 6 = 14>>29005243Tackle that bitch.
Rolled 1, 4, 2, 5 = 12>>29005243>"I'll see you die for that!"
Rolled 1, 2, 3, 6 = 12>>29005268>>29005269>>29005279Holy balls those rolls.Kill her and eat her flesh.
>>29005243You hiss, filling your foes with terror, letting them understand that you are greater than human. After swatting one blow aside with your spear, you use your deceptively strong legs to leap onto her. Not expecting this, her hind legs collapse. You fall onto her, ripping her flesh with your claws and then stabbing at the open wounds with your stinger. Sling bullets hit you, but you hardly feel them. The lizard-woman feels well and truly finished.> Just snip her neck and move on> It's hard not to taste her flesh, just a little...> Take her glaive from her> Take a lighter weapon from a fallen spearman
>>29005361move on. We've got other lizards to fry. the meat will be there later.
Rolled 1, 1, 6, 2 = 10>>29005361Retrieve glaive, proceed to lizard bitch #2.
>>29005361>> It's hard not to taste her flesh, just a little...>> Take her glaive from herheheheheheh
>>29005361> Take her glaive from her> Just snip her neck and move on
> It's hard not to taste her flesh, just a little...> Take her glaive from her
I feel bad about killing these endangered-as-fuck monsters. And the spearmen too.We should make peace soon.
Rolled 1, 1, 5, 5 = 12>>29005361Take Glaive.Just a little sweet, sweet flesh.
>>29005361>> Just snip her neck and move on>> Take her glaive from her
>>29005361>Take her glaive from her"Just one more lizard and I've got me some dinner"
>>29005361>snip neck, take glaive
>>29005361You pick up the glaive. It's awkward, especially in one hand, but it's better than nothing. You leave the lizard-woman to the mercies of the Footmen by your sides. You see the other lizard, this one a man, fighting on the other side of the formation, striking at war chariots that get too close.> Go around to get to him> Roll 4d6 to go *through,* wading through the enemy forces.
Rolled 1, 1, 5, 2 = 9>>29005429No. No peace. Only unleashing scorpion army on these assholes.
Rolled 5, 2, 2, 2 = 11>>29005444Cut a bloody swathe through their ranks.
>>29005444Go around and try to sting him by surprise.The fight will be in our favor from then on.
Rolled 5, 4, 3, 5 = 17>>29005444No guts no glory
Rolled 1, 3, 6, 6 = 16>>29005444>> Roll 4d6 to go *through,* wading through the enemy forces.
Rolled 2, 4, 1, 4 = 11>>29005444our job is to carve a wedge, go through.
>>29005457I disagree with your policies anon, but I feel we should have this conversation later, after battle is over.
Rolled 3, 2, 4, 6 = 15>>29005444
>>29005444You heave and strain to put the glaive to any use. You make much more progress with your claws and tail, stinging a man here, snapping his spear in half there, thrusting a claw through something soft there. You press through the troubled enemy unit. You end up entangled in the middle of them, but you and the footmen spill much blood. Much blood indeed. It smells like all the land around you is a single giant bloody, kill, and it is yours.The ones who can break and run without being immediately cut down do so, including the remaining lizard. Your chariots try to run them down, and their centaurs harry them with javelins and cover their retreat.You glance behind you. The lammasu is circling around behind you and harrying the footmen by starting fires and swatting at them with invisible force. He comes in close, casts some spell or other, then flies away and repeats.> Call him out.> Hold your position and hope he swoops in close enough for you to strike at him> "Archers! Slingers! Somebody bring that thing down!"> "Ninlil, where are you? Tell that thing to get down here and fight like a man!"
>>29005641>> Call him out.
>>29005641>Call him out"ur a fagit m8"
>>29005641is there anything we could climb on?
>>29005641Bait him in for battle, get Ninlil to assist.
Rolled 4, 5, 1, 5 = 15>>29005641What are you footmen even dying to? You think that runt is dangerous? I could beat it with both claws tied behind my back.
>>29005641>"Archers! Slingers! Somebody bring that thing down!"We can't touch that thing if it's flying. Ground it and then attack. Call out and try to distract it so they have a better chance.
>>29005641> "Ninlil, where are you? Tell that thing to get down here and fight like a man!"Let's see how her magic fares
>>29005641>"Archers! Slingers! Somebody bring that thing down!"
>>29005641>> "Archers! Slingers! Somebody bring that thing down!"
>>29005641You call to you own men to taunt the lammasu. "You think that runt is dangerous?! I could beat it with both claws behind my back!"In the din of battle, the lammasu might not have ever heard you. Once it's finished tpying with the footmen, it soars over your head to do the same to the chariots, to help the remaining Turtaki forces escape. A few arrows and sling bullets fly toward it, but the men aren't concentrating their fire, so the lammasu can repel the projectiles one at a time."I'll get you! I'll eat your flesh!" You've never been so mad at a bull's rear end. It flies into the nearby hills. You hear orders to give up the chase and rally Ligish's troops together again. It is a minor victory against a force that had not been prepared for you.The Bronze Priest arrives in a large chariot. "Hunzuu. We should not chase them further. We go north as fast as we can. Straight to Turtak.">"You heard him, men. Back on the march, before they can prepare for us!"> Feast on lizard flesh.> "Hey, Bronze Priest. Try tasting a little of my blood. Something happened to me in a dream."
>>29005972>> Feast on lizard flesh.
>>29005972>"You heard him, men. Back on the march, before they can prepare for us!"
>>29005972 > Feast on lizard flesh.
>>29005972let's go back on the march.Maybe bring a claw of lizard stuff with you.
>>29005972>feast on lizard>dead delicious lizard
>>29005972 > Feast on lizard flesh.
>>29005972>>"You heard him, men. Back on the march, before they can prepare for us!"Don't eat the lizard. You don't know where it's been.
>>29005972 >Feast on lizard flesh.
>>29005972Marching. Snacktime is later.
[x]check on friendsHow is our lion friend, and our mentor friend, and... did we bring any other friends? I suppose the centaur and priests count.
>>29005972You'veben avoiding raw flesh for weeks, for fear of bringing out your inner flesh-eater, but to hell with that! You deserve a reward. You dig into the fallen lizard-woman. It is glorious. This is your kill. Yours! Your own! You start with the inhuman lower half, but by the time your feeding frenzy subsides, you've taken several big bites out other human half.Sharo comes to congratulate you, or possibly tell you to come join the other men. You raise your face to him, covered in red blood. "Mine! Scavengers wait their turn!" Wait, was that you? You catch yourself. "I mean, uh, of course! Well done, Sharo!"Sharo does his best not to be intimidated. "I know your first battle of this size could not have been easy for you, in your heart. If you want to talk, I am here."You wipe your face on your bracer. "I'll be all right. We're going to see worse soon."> I've got to break here. Please tell people about the misarchival and make sure they upvote it anyway! Here's hoping LordLicorice has it changed soon.
>>29006177Thanks for running! Will upvote That Guy quest
>>29006177>breaking offagh blagh arghWell, thank you for running. We'll talk to sharo later about how we feel a little bad for killing more people than we can count.
>>29006177I wonder what people think of the, uh, after battle meals.
>>29006293If people start asking, we'll just say we're trying to save all the tasty cooked meat for our human friends. Because we're nice like that.
>>29006520And here I was thinking we'd just blush and run away.
Rolled 3, 5, 5, 4 = 17>>29006293Anyone we hiss at in what I assume to be a fairly monstrous voice may have nightmares about us for a while. Otherwise they might just go "Guess monsters just eat dead things" and go back to their whisky and bread.
>>29006544yeah, hopefully they can be cool with it.And I think we've not been hissing much, out of combat. Maybe when we get hurt, but it's not like we can stub our toes any more.
Rolled 1, 45, 90, 62, 95, 63, 42, 16, 10, 36 = 460>>29006177Thanks for the great thread, OP. Can't wait for tomorrow!
>>29006775what happens tomorrow?