Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Random%20Dimensional%20QuestPart 6 is lostYou are Nick Trimmers. Peasant Barber and Dimensional Mystic learning how to use his abilities, and more about the greater megaverse around him.Currently, you have taken up residence in Arsenal, a pocket dimension serving as a permanent arms expo and gun show, attached to a larger universe of aliens, magic, and technology.You have returned to your apartment with food for yourself, and a wheel of cheese that you intended to offer to the sprites whose world you initially landed on and caused some problems before arriving in Arsenal.
>>30660028Getting settled in, you prepare to continue your practice by opening a small rift to the world you visited previously.>Attempt to open portal now? Roll 1d100 roll low.>Other actions or preparations?>Try to open a portal to a random world instead?
(Trying to be a bit more minimalist in my opening, it's been suggested that I try to present less of a wall of text.Any questions about anything, please feel free. Whether about yourself, the situation, the system, your possessions, or whathaveyou, it is all good.)
Rolled 97>>30660112ROLL OF THE PORTAL!
Rolled 92>>30660570OH SHI-
Rolled 89>>30660668OH NOES!!!
>>30660668Settling in you rest on the cushy box of a bed that came with the room and spend a few minutes focusing and reaching out with your powers to open a small rift between this world and that of the sprites..As the energies coalesce, you instinctively know that things have gone awry. Perhaps you'd grown too confident with your previous successes, the small portal still opens, but onto a decidedly different world..>Roll 3d100. First two for dimension (random), last for favorableness of location there (high is good).
Rolled 57, 33, 8 = 98>>30660825PLEASE DICE!
Rolled 57, 20, 55 = 132>>30660831NOOOOO!!!!
>>30660831>57, 33, 8>processing
>>30660855>looks at his dimensions table>oh shit(Well, this will be interesting)
>>30660900Give me a d20 roll as well.
Rolled 10>>30661031Ok, just don't hurt us.
Rolled 16>>30661031Oh btw, can we see your dimension chart, or is that dm only info?
>>30660831The small rift opens and even without your sense of dimensions, you know this to be a very different place. A acrid stench of brimstone and iron wafts through the portal, and through it you see a being whose very presence filled you with a terrified dread. >>30661084Precious seconds are spent in frozen terror as you stare into the portal.The being beyond looks up from the altar it is standing behind, closing a book whose pages glow darkly.A voice lice silken acid addresses you, "Well now. What lost child has found its way into my humble abode? You are either a fool or very fortunate to seek my audience. Which is it?"
>>30661170(I may share it eventually, for now I'd like to keep things a surprise.)
Rolled 37>>30661289Be confident! "I am Nick Trimmers, a man who has recently acquired the ability to use highly advanced magic, without ever once using it before. I got it from sitting in a ruin that had a throne carved into the wall. It was also a focal point. I wanted to know if you knew anything about it."
>>30661289>voice like silken acid>basically picture evil Tim Curry with more supernatural presence.
Ten minutes passed.>>30661362Processing.
Rolled 80(nevermind the man behind the curtain)
Rolled 36>>30661733I SEE YOU!
>>30661362>>30661733>>30661362You try to be confident, despite your initial terror, "I am Nick Trimmers, a man who has recently acquired the ability to use highly advanced magic, without ever once using it before. I got it from sitting in a ruin that had a throne carved into the wall. It was also a focal point. I wanted to know if you knew anything about it."The being's appearance flickers to that of a handsome young man with stylishly slicked back red hair, bronze skin, and eyes like coal. Stepping from behind the altar/demonic workstation, those eyes gaze upon you with bemusement."Fascinating, really." A dangerous flicker of annoyance crosses his features. "So you found yourself in the possession of great power, Nick Trimmers," He says your name as if relishing a treat. "and thought to seek personal audience with the Lord of Hades to learn more about them? Well then, it is certain that I can provide you with guidance.. but what benefit do you offer to me? Have you come to offer yourself, wisely I might add, to my service, or are you a the sort of fool that expects me not to crush their soul for interrupting me unbidden?"
>>30661998>These vibes are bad. Try to close the portal.>Play for time, be vague about what you can offer and she what else he says.>Be direct, try to demand he give you more information.>Lord of whatnow? Who the heck is this guy?>Other
Rolled 75>>30661998I'm the only one here. Let's stop for a bit.
>>30662472I'm hoping to pick up more if we keep the activity up, but we could do some Q&A or whathaveyou to pass the time until more folks bite.
>>30662472So, as the quest's regular, care to wager any guesses as to what the system and overarching setting this quest has been in?
Rolled 31>>30665266I don't really know. I don't really get into all the stuff that others do. I used to only be a regular on Bay12 until about 4-5 months ago. And even then, I was not really active in things like DnD or pathfinder. Bay12 was my first dive into the genre. I only know a couple of quests. It sorta seems familiar to MtG, or the Metaquest setting. Any hints?
>>30665423Well, this thread in particular has been more free with some of the terminology that could give it away.Had posted on the twitter for folks to try guessing before I revealed it for bonus experience, but didn't have any bites there either.
Rolled 35>>30665617Well, that just means it could be its own setting, if ya wanted. Could you please not make me spend the whole night thinking of the setting? What is the setting?
>>30662409> These vibes are bad. Close it, now. And use recently worked in methods to vanish the trail.>>30665617Arsenal souneed vaguely damiliar, but I've yet to be able to place it.
>>30665822Goddamn, but I can't type tonight.
>>30665685Megaversal system, Palladium Megaverse.Which includes Rifts, Palladium Fantasy, Robotech, and a bunch of other places, along with rolls for creating random dimensions and worlds of every short.>>30665822Arsenal being one of those 'named' dimensions with only a a bare description on a random table, rest is on me.With the 'leyline whale' name you'd been using, I thought you had already figured it out. Since those are a thing.>>30665822> These vibes are bad. Close it, now. And use recently worked in methods to vanish the trail.Alright, closing the portal you control is free, but trying to get tricky with it will take a d100, roll low, as well.
Rolled 88>>30665978Do you have an image of the roll table? I wanted to see our options.
Rolled 44>>30665978> Leyline whales are a thing.> Wut.Been using the name because I mentioned them as a joke a few threads back, and you used it.
>>30666171Aye, Dreamsinger Whales, sworn foes of the Lord of the Deep, the massive Old One that lives in the mirainas trench of on Rifts Earth.>>30666150>88I'll see if I can pull one up. Working with physical books, but i have some pdf backups around..>processing
Rolled 78>>30666294Thanks. First time I even heard the term 'megaverse'. I've heard metaverse, just not that.
As the situation turns threatening, you decide that discretion is the better part of valor, and work to close the portal. Fortunately the rift is entirely under your control, and with a thought is begins to close..However, is seems the Lord of Hades is quick on the draw and angered by your apparent choice not to supplant yourself to him. He reaches out a gesturing hand, darkness gathering around it and suddenly erupting forth..Where is goes from there is anyone's guess, because even Modeus has to take time to cast and the portal closes faster than that.A cold tremor of fear my still haunt you, sensing the energies that were about to come your way, but at least you know that, away from a focus point, it is your energy alone holding the portal open, and is yours to command.
>>30666381(rolled to see if he could act before it closed, but then realized he wouldn't be able to cast anything fast enough and didn't have anything on hand that he was willing to lose throwing at you.)
>>30666625You are alone in your room.You still have enough energy to try to open one more communication portal,Or you may wish to rest and meditate for awhile.Actions?
Rolled 26>>30666716Try again, we have cheese to deliver.Rolling for better portal.
>>30666150I use the one out of the Megaversal Builder the most, as it has the most options on it, but occasionally I'll use some of the other charts, since it doesn't include the licensed worlds or the settings that came later.
>>30666803Focusing yourself, you try to put your brush with Evil out of your mind by focusing and trying to open the portal once again, willing it to open to the point you wish it to.>26As the portal opens, you soon hear the familiar sounds of surf and the crash of waves as fresh air breezes through into your apartment.Looking in, you see the familiar beach, looking a little more cleaned up since your last peek.There is currently no one to be seen.>Actions?
Rolled 40>>30667002Call out for the little folks. Prepare cheese.
>>30667114Processing.Please give me a 1d20, roll high.
>>30667323Leaning toward the hole, you call out for the sprites. Waiting a bit, you try again. Then wait some more.. though on the third time you recognize that you are calling out in their language. Which mean, if you understand correctly, that an least one has to have been near you for a few moments.Also, you now notice that the cabinets in the adjoining room are hanging askew.
>>30667439Well then. Call out an offer of cheese, and state that Jana is recovering decently.
>>30667439>You probably just forgot that you left them open, continue as you were.>Maybe cabinets in the dimension just do that from time to tim->>30667507>processing
Please roll 2d20
Rolled 17, 7 = 24>>30667611
>>30667765>>30667507Calling out your offer, you hear a clatter of another cabinet.>17You can hear a muted fluttering noise move into the room. Following the direction of the sound you see as Splak shimmers into viability across the room from you, tiny hands gesturing as he builds up a spell to cast at you.>Being aware of him in time, you may attempt to interrupt. 1d20 to do so, describe the nature of your interrupt attempt.(7 is your save roll should the spell land)
Rolled 6, 4 = 10>>30667879Dive behind nearby cover. Shout wait, stop, etc.
Rolled 1>>30667879Try poking him in the gut with a finger.
>>30668184>>30668184You call at him to stop and try to get behind your bed as a wave of drunkenness washes over you, disorienting you and results in a clumsy dismount onto the floor from the bed.Following on the heels of that Splak dives toward you, trying to grab you by your nose and shaking threatening fist. "Alright you big mean! Where Jana!? What have you done with her? Give her back! I miss her! RAR! I'll haunt you're ever move, I'll-" He continues on like that, not really stopping for breath or response.Did you wish to attempt to dodge the possibility of having you nose grappled by a water sprite?>Actions?>Words?
Rolled 3, 18 = 21>>30668236> Actions>>30668196 but gently.> WordsShe's in hospital, recovering. I can take you to see her, but she's asleep.
>>30668349His assault on your nose is vigorous, but does not seem to injure you (in fact he stops eventually to rub his fists with a wince), drunkenly waving him off, you tell him of Jana's situation, abet with a slight slur.He eyes you suspiciously, "Why'd you do it?!? Why take Jana, why trash the shore and threaten to burn us? Why'd you hurt her???" Tiny fist balled up as he seems to be prepared to take a few more swings at you, but seems to be holding off for a moment to listen to you.
Rolled 6, 3 = 9>>30668406That woman? Person? Whatever was terrifying, so I panicked a bit. I didn't mean for anyone to get hurt, and it wasn't all my doing. I got some help for Jana, she's going to be fine.
Slowly, Splak begins to cautiously calm down in response to your words."Yeah.. I guess she can be pretty scary.. but you better not be lying about Jana! or I will-" He waves a tiny fist in your direction, you think he's trying to be threatening.He glances toward the still open portal and seems to give an 'okay' gesture to others that you can't see."Okey dok then. We should go see her now! Let's roll tub-o!" Hey you aren't fat, you're just bigger than him. "Maybe he's posturing for the others.Eitherway, his spell is still leaving you feeling a bit drunk, you aren't quiet sure about heading out like this.>Onward, to drunkennesss and beyond!>Ask him to wait until this passes.>Ask him is he can behave himself in a strange place with lots of people?>Distract with cheese.
(internet seems to be having a spot of trouble or something, wouldn't load the captcha for a bit there for me)
Rolled 9, 2 = 11>>30668750"You sure you want to go right now? There's a lot of people out there. And I'm feeling a bit tipsy from whatever it was you did.
>>30668811Sorry for delay, connection issue expanded to a complete crash. Rebooting, posting from phone.
>>30669004Argh. Something seriously screwy is going on getting freezes and I barely running anything. Can you add this to the archive for me while I futz with this?
>>30669116Done. Good luck with your futzing. Going to bed now... maybe.
>>30669362Thanks. Reseated the a few things to make sure, now system scanning.
And now it bluescreens halfway through the virus scan. Lovely.Apologies again for the abrupt end.