OWQ II: Turbo Tournament Edition!You are Shax Bonemurder, Raid Leader! You got forced into some sort of tournament by a floating skull, met some interesting people, and are now about to fight a snake man!The Demilich reminds you that since the Yaun-Ti Holy Guardian has no associates, you will be fighting him alone. However, if you encounter people that do have companions, you can bring the same amount! It doesn't seem fair. Leading is your strongest attribute!>Current Raid Roster: http://pastebin.com/mZgVD5yH>Ability Tree: http://pastebin.com/aBfqv1vP>I'm the Boss! Points: 1>CHARACTER point: 1>You currently have:>29/24 BtB exp>8/24 MSiF exp>11/24 CyRCTHaM expYou're getting ready for the big fight by sleeping and not worrying about it. It is the best strategy you came up with, since you couldn't ask anyone for advice. You wonder if the boys are freaking out without you there to lead them? They're probably lonely. It's too sad to think about!>What would you like to spend your Being the Boss point on?* Dark Goddess of Victory! * What is so Great About Gods?* Like a Stray Cat * As Expected of Me!
>>30796824* What is so Great About Gods?Exp bonuses should be picked up quickly!
>>30796853someone post the ability tree pic.
>>30796824* Dark Goddess of Victory!we'll probably post multiple opponents during this tourny.
>>30796866Gladly. I sorta redid it so hopefully it is easier to read now?
>>30796879>postwhat? that oughta read face. little ants inside my keyboard are fucking with me again.
>>30796882I'm gonna admit. I have even less idea what I'm looking at now. Good thing I memorized what the old one looked like!
>>30796914Then my goal was complete!
>>30796882What is so Great about Gods?Let's unlock the next tree
>>30796942Looks like a tie breaker to me. Writing!
>>30796882it would be nice if you added a legend. you could use the space at bottom left.
>>30796951wait i i just got here, and i wanted dark godesses
>>30797015We'll get it next level, if the new abilities aren't so great. Dark goddess doesn't work so well for the arena fights anyway.
>>30797015Is too late. I want Dark Goddess too, but I think this tournament is mostly single fighters, not groups, so we might as well get the extra xp from WisGAG and buy it next time.
>>30796853>>30796942why did you pick it when we could had doneDark goddess that gives us a stat bonus for when with allies and ulocks you would have a dark queen which makes your orders absolute, or a stray cat which gives a diplomacy bonus or as expected of me which gives you super stats bonuses?
>>30797039>>30797030true, i didn't notice the time and i thought i still had a few minutes, i was busy making breakfast.
>>30797044see >>30797039 and >>30797030 for dark goddess.I just didn't like the other abilities too much.
>>30797065you didn't like as expected of me?I understand dark queen and stray cat, but i figured that would be an easy win since we are about to fight.
While curled up in that cold room, you couldn't help but think about life in general. Maybe goblins weren't supposed to think too hard about all this stuff, but you couldn't help it. It took a big stroke of luck to get this sword and bracelet, but ever since then you've been fighting to improve your life. And you've never been happier! Sittin around being a cleric seems incredibly boring in comparison. You decide to try even harder the next day and the day after that!You've unlocked the ability to take:Everybody Calm Down Right Now! - This ability allows you to force a conflict to a stop through sheer personality. You'll be given a brief moment to resolve things through diplomacy! If that fails, the conflict will continue.------------------------------------Before too long, you wake up in your room after a restless night's sleep. Well, it is more like a cell, to be fair, since it has iron bars on the door and no window. This is pretty comfortable for you! You're used to sleeping on rocks. Before too long the demilich floats in, "Hey, rise and shine little goblin. We've got work to do!" You don't know if this could be described as work. You're not even raiding anything. "So today you face Ith-onas, do you have any neat strategies or plans you want to tell me?""I'm going to try and hit him with my sword," You cross your arms proudly. It is a good plan."Wow! Giving away your strategy that easily isn't a good sign of leadership, you know. You gotta play things closer to your chest. Keep the enemy guessing. Play mind games. Ith-onas isn't the smartest tool in the carton, so you can probbaly throw him off pretty easily.""Hey, are you talking about me behind my back to him, too?""Of course.""Oh, is he laughing at me?""Absolutely."Oh. You're depressed now."Hey, is this fight to the death?" You forgot to ask yesterday!"I'm a demilich, what do you think it is?""To the death?"
"Haha, nah, it can be till the other guy is knocked out." Well, that is good news. "But the other two fights today ended in deaths. Hope you didn't get too close to anyone!" You doubt you did.Before much longer, you step outside into the sun. Guess you're above ground now? There is a large dirt filled circle that makes up the arena. You were hoping for cool gadgets or terrain, but nope, just dirt. This is a pretty half-assed tournament, Mr. Demilich! You didn't say that out loud, though. Before too long the snake man comes out as well, also accompanied by the Demilich. The skull's image disappears and you hear a voice call out, "So, start whenever you'd like. I guess."What's the plan, boss?>Dash at him! Let's get a charge going on!>Play it cautious! Assess the sit you way shun?>some other cunning plan!
>>30797106>>Dash at him! Let's get a charge going on!Stupid snakey head.
>>30797085You kinda have to DO something heroic first.Although, reconsidering Shax's character, I suppose that's not too hard. I prefer constant power-ups over buffs, but that's just me.>>30797106>Dash at him!chaaaaaarge!
>>30797126true, but exp bonus is always considered a trash skill in my book since it wastes a level up and can be easily found in an item or circumvented in alot of instances, but i guess we have differing opnions about the skill.>>30797106>Dash at him! Let's get a charge going on!we don't have any offensive defense skills yet so lets go with offenses being the best defense.Speaking of which will you allow us to buy new skills if we level in the middle of the thread instead at the end?
>>30797106Pick up a handful of dirt. Then charge.Throw the handful of dirt in his face as you're about to hit him.
>>30797163>Speaking of which will you allow us to buy new skills if we level in the middle of the thread instead at the end?Sure!Also; writing.
>>30797183luckily we can do this since we can one hand the sword.
>>30797106Dash, but be prepared to dodge any spells he might throw.
>>30797126>You kinda have to DO something heroic first.We beat the shit out of that fire thing.>>30797183Sounds like improvised dual wielding to me.
>>30797163>wastes a level upExcept that in this quest there's no level cap. We just keep going.>easily found in an item or circumvented in alot of instancesName one method of XP gain that Chief has given us so far beyond actually earning it.If anything, this skill will allow us to level up more, which means we can earn more skills than if we hadn't taken it.Bear in mind that we've had threads where we've earned no level-ups at all.
>>30797211At the end of a recent thread we agreed to have an emissary sent to us to train us and help us go up in the ranks.
>>30797201>Sounds like improvised dual wielding to me.Throwing dirt isn't complicated enough that you'd need to devote your attention to using two weapons at once, fortunately.
>>30797235>Roll 1>Dirt splashes everywhere>Bounces off blade onto Shax's face
>>30797255Knowing our rolls and the average of them thats very likely.
>>30797255How do you fuck up throwing dirt so hard you hit yourself in the eyes?
>>30797288we tripped on air before.
>>30797288goblins, that's how.
>>30797294Hey man its easy to trip on air you cant even see the stuff.
Alright, the best offense is a good offense! At least you think that is how the saying goes. You best skill is charging at a guy, so you might as well keep that up. But first, a bit of goblin sneakiness! You bend over and grab a handful of dirt. You attempt to suppress the urge to giggle mischievously while doing so, but fail. You look up to see if the Yaun-ti noticed. The good news is that he didn't! The bad news is that he is praying and glowing. You know what that means! Time to get in there quick-like.You don't want to start spinning too far away from him, because you're likely to go careening off to the side, so you wait till you're close enough before starting up the hopping and skipping steps required to launch into a whirligig of destruction. However, he dodges you easily. That was all part of the plan, though! Now he's close enough for... dirt in eye attack!"Hyaaaah!" You yell for some reason while throwing the dirt. It seems appropriate."Oh, jeez, really is this really happening" is the response you're met with as the snake guy covers his face for a moment. Now that he is up close you can see that he is using a crazy curved sword and a smaller dagger in his other hand. Using two weapons is so cool. You almost get too busy scopin' this snake dude's sweet weapons out that you forget that you did this to get an advantage. Oh, right! Now is the time to strike!>Roll d20! Low DC due to pocket sand
Rolled 1>>30797373Big sword beats two dinky swordsalthough personally I think he's got a sweet loadout too
>>30797417not with that roll
>>30797417>Big sword beats two dinky swordsNot with rolls like that, they don't.
>>30797417That fucking air again! I can never figure out if its in the way or not.
Let's keep this simple! You pull back to cut the snake dude right in half with a wide arc while his guard is down. All of the sudden he is right in front of you, and he hits you in the head with the pommell of his sword. It hits you hard enough that it sends you rolling! "Hey, I have transparent eyelids, you know?" Oh? That is pretty cool. Lizards are really neat. You can't help but feel like dirt between two eyelids would be super annoying feeling, though.You get back on your feet just in time to block an overhead swing. The snake dude is super fast and is attacking your side in the next instant, lashing out with the dagger. It's all you can do to avoid his attacks! You don't know how much longer you can keep this up, as you keep stumbling around the arena. Eventually your back hits the wall. He's got you cornered!How are you gonna get outta this one, Shax??>Plow forward! Let's just bowl him over with our sword and figure it out later.>The only way to win is to spin! We'll go right at him while spinning, and make him figure it out.>We can defend for a while longer, let's see if we can make him a bit more tired before going all out?>Some other cunning plan.
>>30797531>The only way to win is to spin! We'll go right at him while spinning, and make him figure it out.More sand
>>30797531>The only way to win is to spin! We'll go right at him while spinning, and make him figure it out.
>>30797531Bounce off the wall to get a bit more height, and smash him right between his fancy transparent eyelids!
>>30797576forgot to mention the sand has rocks in it.
>>30797531>>The only way to win is to spin! We'll go right at him while spinning, and make him figure it out.I bet a snake guy could roll out of a knock-down like it was nothing.
>>30797588I like this.
>>30797531>>The only way to win is to spin! We'll go right at him while spinning, and make him figure it out.Spin like a top.
If you can spin, then you can win! That is just fact. You kick off the wall to push the snake man back a bit and get a good start on your spin. You briefly see him back up as you start your spinning charge, and try to aim yourself at him. Thanks to the sheer size of your sword, the radius of your attack is pretty huge, and you manage to force him to block you! He goes flying back like a discarded sock, and is sprawled out on the ground, before long he is slithering back upright. You think you like opponents with feet better.Still! You're going to try and finish the job while he is probably reeling from your blow!>Roll d20!
Rolled 3>>30797766nat 1 inc
Anons. Anons why.
Rolled 17>>30797830Its oversized weapon quest.
JustThis quest and fucking diceChrist
Rolled 6>>30797845See? This is really fucking standard for this quest.Bad rolls except when they don't matter.
Pls b gentle lizard face.
>>30797830are you really surprised in the very first 2 threads the QM had to make up a new dice system because of our bad rolls.
>>30797785Writing I suppose?
This is the real reason why Goblins die in masses against random lvl 1 adventurers. It's not because they're weak, it's because they roll so terribly.
He's sorta standing there this time. You must have broken his spirit! You've definitely got him now. Wait... Where did he go? One rotation he was there, the next rotation he wasn't. You're not sure if you want to stop spinning or not, but if you can't see him,then what are you supposed to do...After a moment longer you stop your spin, and immediately get hit from behind. Luckily, it was a shallow cut, but still! That really hurt! Your back feels like it is on fire. How the heck did he get behind you? You know your vision sucks while spinning, but he shouldn't have been able to move that fast. You manage to get your guard up in time for the next attack, but just barely. Blocking his blows send a searing pain up your side, now, so you can't play defense forever. Jeez, this went from bad to worse! You gotta think of something good to get outta this one, Shax."Hey, goblin! An interesting note to make," The skull calls out, floating above the battlefield. "There is an audience, you know, you just can't see them. It's your friends from the raid! If the snake guy had any friends, they'd be watching, too. But he doesn't." The demilich laughs.Oh! If your boys are watching, then you can't lose! You feel fired up for some reason.What's the plan, boss?>Spinning isn't winning! We're going to have to be a little smarter with our offense. Stick to basic thrusts and slashes and hope for the best!>Try to make some room so you can just Megaton Sky Hammer him! He is pretty quick to dodge, but you might be able to catch him off guard.>This dude is quick. Let's just be quicker! Do only lunges and fade back!
>>30797981>>Spinning isn't winning! We're going to have to be a little smarter with our offense. Stick to basic thrusts and slashes and hope for the best!We can duel wield right? Whip out our dagger and change it up a little.
>>30797981>>>Spinning isn't winning! We're going to have to be a little smarter with our offense. Stick to basic thrusts and slashes and hope for the best!
>>30797981>Spinning isn't winning! We're going to have to be a little smarter with our offense. Stick to basic thrusts and slashes and hope for the best!Safest option.
>>30797981Tell the snake guy that you'll be his friend after you win. That way he can watch you beat everybody else.
>>30797981Scream "Megatonnn SKY HAMAAAAH!">do thrusts and slashes instead.
>>30797981>Spinning isn't winning! We're going to have to be a little smarter with our offense. Stick to basic thrusts and slashes and hope for the best!Keep the sword between us and him.
Well, clearly spinning isn't going to work. For once in your life! You don't know what to do... Well, other than lose, of course. "Hey mister!" You call out. The snake guy seems to be ignoring you, "You don't have any friends, right? How about after I beat you that you become my friend. Then you can watch me beat everyone else!" There isn't a response, but as you make big slashes and he dodges, his counter attacks seem a little more sloppy.But seriously, this guy! You're fine with big tanky opponents, but quick ones are a real problem, huh? You keep doing big, boring slashes, and he keeps dodging him. That's when you remember your dagger. Ooh, maybe he hasn't noticed it, yet? If you can get him to dodge into your guard you can probably surprise him with your dagger? If you get a hit on him, it'll slow him way down.Speaking of which, you're starting to slow down yourself. It was a shallow cut, but it was still a nasty one. You had better finish this fight off quick!>Roll a d20! Let's see if you can get the snake dude this time!
Rolled 5>>30798143Here we go
Rolled 9>>30798143here you go
Rolled 17>>30798153Well, its better than my six earlier.I'm kinda scared that I was the highest roll twice in a row though.
I'm too scared to roll.
>>30798153Writing! I'm trying to finish the tournament in one thread, you guys, so I'm going to need you to roll slightly better.
Rolled 10>>30798215We're trying to roll better! Its really hard!
Rolled 9>>30798153fuck, I'll take it
>>30798215>/tg/ you better roll better!Ahhahahahahahahahahaha ha. Oh man,mi needed that laugh.
>>30798215>>30798228Quick someone go steal ogre quests rolls.
>>30798215you knew what you got into when our average rolls are 11.
>>30798265We roll the high? Since when?
>>30798309its because of the rare high rolls.
You pull off a really sloppy overhead swing in hopes of leading the snake guy into a sense of false security. Little does he know that your incompetence is genuine! Well, except for this time. This time was on purpose. The good news is that he fell for it! He slithers right into your guard, probably hoping to finish you off, but he maybe didn't notice that you made that swing one handed?When he gets up close, you whip your dagger with your left arm! The surprise is plain on his serpent-like face as you drive it towards him! He manages to avoid an instant kill, but you do manage to stab him a bit. You pull back to shank him again, but he slithers out. You lost the advantage of surprise, but you did manage to catch him off guard! You got that dagger in pretty deep, too, so hopefully it will slow him down.As you make a few more attacks you notice that it definitely did. Well, no victory, but forward progress at least?How do you wanna do this?>Finish him off! Head in for the kill! We'll smash him to bits with our Skyhammer!>Wear him out! With our absolute defense we can hold longer than he can! Then when he gets real slow we'll kill him!>Demand his surrender! You don't gotta kill him. This probably won't work, though.
Rolled 6>>30798346>Demand his surrender! You don't gotta kill him. This probably won't work, though.Shax is diplomatic. She can talk him into surrendering.
>>30798346>Demand his surrender! You don't gotta kill him. This probably won't work, though.
>>30798346>Finish him off! Head in for the kill! We'll smash him to bits with our Skyhammer!He doesn't want to be our friend.
>>30798346>Finish him off before we pass out from blood loss!Seriously, why sis drag this out even an option? Also, how do we buy a serious healing factor? Ajax needs a serious healing factor.
>>30798346>Demand his surrender! You don't gotta kill him. This probably won't work, though.I think woop likes the guy,
>>30798346Throw knife, knock him out with flat of sword when he is reeling.
>>30798346>Demand his surrender! You don't gotta kill him. This probably won't work, though.Gotta get to the next fight!
>>30798346>Finish him off! Head in for the kill! We'll smash him to bits with our Skyhammer!
>>30798436....we don't even get to roll. Truly we have chosen poorly.
>>30798454or it could be the other way around anon.
>>30798512I don't think I've ever seen an auto succeed option in a gladiatorial tournament. Well, accept the forfeit option, but I've also never seen that chosen.
You've both retreated a good distance from each other. You're panting pretty bad, and you think he is snake-panting or whatever snakes do when they're tired you don't know you're not a snake doctor. Or a witch doctor, who you also think know a lot about snakes? It doesn't matter because you don't. Still, this is as good a time as any to bring up surrendering."Hey, you know this isn't to the death, right? Why not just surrender?" You make a show of it being no big deal, and rest your sword on your shoulder, watching the snake man carefully to get back on the defensive if he rushes you."No thanks." He's just circling around for now."Come on, I'm gonna win eventually. I'm too tough to lose! I got you pretty good earlier, and you're obviously slowin' down. Come on, there is no reason to die today." You don't know what he's after, but it can't be worth dying over."I'd rather die than abandon my duty." What a curmudgeon!"Pleeeassseee?""No.""It'd be way quicker.""I refuse.""Just think about it?""My thoughts are solely devoted to those who are my masters, and their desire. They want the ancient relic of Sseth, and I will obtain it for them or die trying."You look up at the skull, "Hey, demilich, if I win can I have that, too?""Sure, why not."You look back at the snake man. "See? No problem.">Roll a d20! Did you convince him??
Rolled 10>>30798560Cmon snake dudeeven if you're boring as hell
Rolled 15>>30798586Oh god damn it, I'm so sorry I rolled before you.
>>30798584I hate you.
>>30798560>Only roll above 10 when diplomacy is involvedGoddammit Shax
>>30798622we could had gotten a 20.
>And get a slight diplomacy penalty with unfriendly clerics.You failed the roll because you took this skill! Bwahaha!Just kidding! Writing.
>>30798622>Shax wins the tournament using only words
>>30798622to think we picked a skill that hurts diplomacy.
>>30798638What skill did we even take there?
>>30798638Please, we failed it anyway.
>>30798663people chose the exp booster skill even though we didn't really need it.i'm still a bit peeved that i was too late.
>>30798638So, do we get a roll to defend or are we just passing out from blood loss here?
Rolled 14>>30798715Why would we need to defend?
>>30798746Snake guy now has the initiative.
Rolled 8>>30798763We succeeded at the diplomacy roll.
The snake man sighs, closing his eyes. "I am grateful for your concern, goblin, but I cannot accept. This holy mission has my pride on the line." He crosses his arms, and closes his eyes as if deep in thought. "If I were to accept outside help, it would destroy my image in the Halls of the Vrael Olo, and bring dishonor on my whole lineage. I'm afraid I-" Boy, he sure is going to talk a while. Oh, wait... His guard is down. Here's your chance!You dash forward, catching him by surprise! By the time he gets his guard back up, he can't dodge your blow, only catch it! You slam your sword against him at full force, and you hear a snap. The guys sword broke! Oh, jeez, maybe you didn't mean to swing that hard? Still you only manage to completely crunch one arm with your sword. You've got him pinned to the ground by the arm with your sword, though. He starts laughing. "Tricked that easily? I must be getting old.""Hey, don't worry, I didn't know I was tricking you until I already had. Sorry! You let your guard down and said no, so I figured we were fighting again?" This was a little underhanded. But, hey! You're a goblin. What'd he expect? Still, it wasn't a bold and cool victory to inspire the boys. Though, it might inspire them in a different way?You always gotta be cunning!The skull floats down. "So that's the end of the match? And not even one death. How disappointing! Head on back to the banquet hall for lunch, Shax. As for you, Ith-onas, you are getting kicked outta here!"Oh man, you get a lunch? This place isn't so bad. Though you hope someone does something about your back...You reenter the banquet hall. The robed figure is still here, as is the Satyr lady, though with noticeably less groupies. The last round must not be done yet. What do you wanna do?>Talk to the boys! Eat food!>Talk to the Satyr lady. How's it going, fellow gladiator.>Talk to robe man. Stop being so mysterious!>I'm taking a short break, be back in about thirty minutes.
>>30798794>Talk to robe man. Stop being so mysterious!
>>30798794>talk to satyr ladyDid we succeed on any roll there?
>>30798794>Talk to the Satyr lady. How's it going, fellow gladiator.Did she win or not play yet?
>>30798831i'm thinking the skill we bought squashed the chance of that happening.
>>30798794Grab some food and talk to the robeman
>>30798794>Talk to the Satyr lady. How's it going, fellow gladiator.Future recruit? Future rival?
>>30799001hopefully not another cleric,
>>30798794>Talk to the Satyr lady. How's it going, fellow gladiator.She seemed nice.
>>30799001Hopefully a recruit. We could use a bars with an attitude.
>>30799103...we could use a /bard/ with an attitude.
>>307988314 was utter failure to communicate, 8 was he ignores you, but you don't get attacked while speeching, 12 was he stops and listens to you and you attack him, 16 was he surrenders, 20 was he joinsAlso. Writing!
You figure you'll talk to the satywhatsit. "Hey! Mind if I sit down?" Ignoring her response, you sit down and begin eating. This is just what you need! The boys notice you, and start heading your way. "So, I beat up the snake guy, who did you fight?" She was in the middle of playing her flute thing, but you figure she'd like to talk!She puts the panflute down with a small amount of exasperation. "Yes, hello and all that, please eat all my food. Again." Well, if she is offering. "I fought against that bird guy. He was popping in and out of shadows constantly, and there was a lot of squawking, and feathers everywhere. It was, frankly, a nightmare.""Wow, that musta been terrible." You respond, cheeks full of turkey, "I am so sorry. The snake guy I fought was just really boring and dodged a lot.""Quick as a snake, or something like that? I'm honestly surprised to see you here. Are you saying that that sword isn't a giant fake toy like I thought?" You pick up the sword and place it on the table with a thud. "Good lord." The lady goat tries to push up the blade. "How the hell do you even haul this around." Hehehe, like you're going to tell a potential opponent that!"I'm talented, and the boss, so it is just what is expected of me!" You say proudly, gulping down some more food, which is another one of your talents."I can see that. Maybe I oughta be more worried about you than I thought..." Whoop started looking at your back, and is doing some work on it. You lost some blood! You should still be fine for next round.The Axe Girl comes stumbling in with her Half-Orc servant. They both appear pretty roughed up. >Stay and chat with the goat person some more.>Hey, Axe Girl, come join us!>Mr. Robe Person, come join us!>Time to hang out with the boys!
>>30799443>Hey, Axe Girl, come join us!Nice fight?
>>30799443>Hey, Axe Girl, come join us!subjugation time
>>30799443>Hey, Axe Girl, come join us!
>>30799443>Hey, Axe Girl, come join us!I really, really want to be friends with her.
>>30799443>Time to hang out with the boys
>>30799443>Hang out with Goat Girl more>invite the other two competitors to come join us in hanging out with Goat Girl!
You wave at the axe girl as she walks in. She rolls her eyes in a dramatic fashion. "Heyyy! Why don't you come join us? We were talking about our matches? How'd yours go?"She huffs and proclaims, "The last thing I want to see is YOU, goblin." She walks over here anyway. "What is this about your matches? Who did you face?""Snake man. Beat him." "Crow guy. Killed him.""Well *I* faced a dreaded Black Agnes. And won." She puts her hands on her hips and gives a proud smile, as if that means anyting to you at all. She just stands there, eyes closed and beaming. I guess you have to ask."A what-nes?""A Black Agnes!" Helpful.The goat woman clears her throat, "A black agnes is a giant hag. Must have been the pink haired lady from earlier. They weave comely illusions about themselves so they can lure men into, uh, dropping their guard. And then eat them. A shame she got paired up against a lady, then?""Oh, she was quite upset. Tore one of her fawning friends right in half at the start of the match. If he'd been alive to keep dear Sinclair here busy, she might have had a chance! I smote the evil creature all the same." She's pretty proud. You wonder how many fights she has actually won?"Well, that is certainly impressive. I'm guessing your axe isn't fake either? I look like an idiot showing up with just a regular sized battleaxe." The goat lady pats the weapon at her exposed hip. "But hey, not all us girls can be monsters, right?" You don't think you're particularly monstrous at all!The demilich floats in. "Hey, sorry to spoil everyone's fun, but the next round is about to start. Get ready to roll, folks.">Roll 1d3 to determine your next opponent! 1 = robe dude, 2 = satyr, 3 = axe girl. I'll roll 1d3 to determine which of the first three responses wins.
Rolled 3>>30799731C'mon Axe girl!
>>30799797Welp, looks like it's time to knock her out again.
>>30799789Preeetty sure random encounters pick the first roll. I mean that's how they usually work.
>>30799797Best girl won!Actually, I'm kind of sad about this - there's a bigger chance of Satyr chick dying than Axe Girl against the mysterious guy for plot reasons, so I kinda wanted to fight the satyr here.
>>30799823> I'll roll 1d3 to determine which of the first three responses wins.I was despairing that it'd be unlikely we'd get to fight Axe Girl. Clearly the dice are merciful.
>>30799859>Clearly the dice are merciful.Lies, the dice are capricious and uncaring.
>>30799859You've doomed us all
"But I just got done fighting! This isn't fair!" A protest that sounds dangerously close to a whine escapes the axe girl."Sure it is! Shax just got done fighting, too, and you're fighting each other. You both even have huge weapons. What isn't fair about that?" Ehhh? You gotta fight that axe girl? You're more worried about her bodyguard. That dude chopped a freaking golem apart and dodged lightning. You don't really want to tango with him."Hey, Whoop, how's my back doing?" You want to be at full power for that guy."This one is pleased to inform you that the wound has mostly healed.""Good to hear."Looks like it is time to whip up on some the axe girl again!"Hey, goat lady, good luck in your match!"She raises an eyebrow. She has really pretty eyes! It's a shame she isn't a dude. "Eh? Thanks, you too, I guess." She takes a swig of some liquid from a flask and wipes her mouth with the back of her arm before loosening her battle axe and standing up, pointing a thumb at her chest with a look of defiance. "Alright, robed fellow, I don't know what you did to that undead knight, but you won't do the same to me!"There is just a raspy laugh from the robed guy. Creepy dude. Anyway, you've got your own things to worry about! Like who you're going to take with you to the arena. You can field one member of your party which is comprised of:>Whoop, Bokagh, Skedob, Zexur, Mani, Dorle, Bearbreath, Nost, Truz, and Gneb.Who will be fighting with you?
>>30800023whichever one turns into a bear
>>30800023>WhoopReppin' our boy Whoop.And I hope robed dude doesn't kill off satyr lady...
>>30800023>BearbreathClosest thing to a troll we brought. I don't trust anyone else to not die.
>>30800023>BearbreathDat utility yo
"Bearguy! You're with me!" You shout, pointing at the gnoll who was enjoying a meal quietly."Hmm? Oh, I actually have to fight? We were all thinking this was an expense paid vacation, actually." Oh right, you've basically done all the work. Wow, you wish you were a minion. For just a little at least. Then you remember how awful it would be to be bossed around. Yeah, you'll take fighting boring snake men over that any day!"Goblin! Are you coming or not?!" The Axe girl is standing at the exit, shouting at you."Yep! And I've got my bearguy with me!" You pat Bearbreath roughly on the back as he walks up. He coughs a bit."Hmph, Sinclair is better than any old bear. A loyal hound is always stronger than a rabid beast!"The half-orc and gnoll give each other a look as if it to say perhaps on another earth, in another time, they would be comrades in arms. You can almost imagine them both shaking hands in a manly fashion. You walk through the door and end up on the otherside of the arena from the Axe Girl, who is standing there pointing back through the door."Hey! Turn around!""What! What devilry is this?!" You can't really blame her. Magic is confusing.The skull laughs, "Hahaha, let's have you two hot blooded girls start. Fight whenever." The half-orc immediately begins dashing at you, full speed while the Axe Girl stands there shouting."Evil has once again reared it's head! A foul goblin and her hideous companion stand before me, ready to be vanquished, by me, the unnamed avenger of justice! No, I have a name, and it is Righteousness! The passion of those victims you've left behind will never leave my si-" She's still yelling. What a loud girl!What's the plan, boss?>We deal with the half-orc first. Try to seperate and knock him out.>Bearbreath needs to tie up the half-orc. You can take the axe-girl and end the round, but you need him off you to do it.>Druid! Spells! Me! Smash!>Something cunning.
>>30800321>Bearbreath needs to tie up the half-orc. You can take the axe-girl and end the round, but you need him off you to do it.
>>30800321>We deal with the half-orc first. Try to seperate and knock him outHe's the only threat. That noisy little girl can't possible be a threat.
>>30800321>Druid! Spells! Me! Smash!It's elegant in its simplicity.
>>30800321>>Bearbreath needs to tie up the half-orc. You can take the axe-girl and end the round, but you need him off you to do it.Stun-lock with vines! We can take Axe Girl easy-peazy.
>>30800321Have Bearbreath throw you at the Orc and smack his face with the flat side of our blade. Knock him out
>>30800321>Chop the chopping chop out of that chopiin' girl
>>30800424Whats with you people wanting Shax to be thrown somewhere.We had this discussion already.
"Hey! Bearguy, keep that guy busy, alright! I gotta settle things with the loudmouth over here!" He gives you a look that seems to suggest that this is quite the tall order as he turns into a bear and lumbers after the half orc. You see vines sprout out of the ground around teh half-orc, tangling him up briefly. A huge spear of ice rockets out of the air shortly after, which the orc manages to dodge by twisting around in the vines. Good luck with that, Bearbreath.The girl has her fist clenched and is looking up in the air, "My ancestors guide me in the pursuit of a better world, and their guidance lends me the strength I need to conquer my-"The half-orc watches as you run by him, snapping free of most of his bonds, and starts cutting away at the rest with his swords. You hope Bearbreath gets to him soon.By the time you get close enough to her, she finally stops yelling and levels her axe at you, pointed end first, like a spear. "Prepare yourself, goblin! I will have the justice I seek!" Still going, huh? Well, you just gotta shut her up! You narrowly avoid her charge, dodging to the side, and make a wide swing that goes over her head as she enters a roll. Both of you roll away from each other and square off again. She puts her axe down in the same lancing position."Ho, goblin. I can keep this up all day, but can your bearguy keep up with my Sinclair?!"She's got a good point, you're not sure if Bearguy can keep that guy down for long, you glance back for a second and see that the half-orc is tied up in a new set of vines. Well, that's good at least. But you don't know how much longer it will last. How will you deal with this girl?>Be! Aggressive! B! E! Aggressive! We'll spin and smash her to bits like last time! Overpowerrrr!>Ah, pocket sand, my old friend. We'll be using you again today! Toss dirt in her eyes, and while distracted, we'll take her out!>We've got room, and she isn't particularly fast. One sky hammer oughta finish her off!
>>30800865>Ah, pocket sand, my old friend. We'll be using you again today! Toss dirt in her eyes, and while distracted, we'll take her out!
>>30800865>Be! Aggressive! B! E! Aggressive! We'll spin and smash her to bits like last time! Overpowerrrr!Last time was a fluke, spinning always wins!
>>30800865>Pocket sandI didn't even bother reading the other options
>>30800865>Ah, pocket sand, my old friend. We'll be using you again today! Toss dirt in her eyes, and while distracted, we'll take her out!P-p-p-pocket sand!
>>30800865>We've got room, and she isn't particularly fast. One sky hammer oughta finish her off!
>>30800865What part of spin to win do you not understand?
>>3080065Pocket sand axe girl and while the wimpy brat whines about it we SURPRISE ATTACK THE HALF-ORC
>>30800865>Ah, pocket sand, my old friend. We'll be using you again today! Toss dirt in her eyes, and while distracted, we'll take her out!No transparent eyelids to foil us this time!
>>30800865>Be aggressive!The most likely option to soften her up for recruiting!
>>30800865>Be! Aggressive! B! E! Aggressive! We'll spin and smash her to bits like last time! Overpowerrrr!Spin to Win
>>30800953So much this.
>>30800865>Ah, pocket sand, my old friend. We'll be using you again today! Toss dirt in her eyes, and while distracted, we'll take her out!I wonder how YOUR second eyelids work, girl!HAH.
>>30800953Yes, this. It would piss her off so much.
>>30800953Oh fuck, I really hope it's not too late to vote for this. I wish I checked the thread earlier.
Damn it all to hell. I had this lying around since 20th of February but missed every thread since then.It's far from perfect and I think I messed up the legs and also forgot her armour but I hope you still like it.
She has a snake on her axe, but that doesn't mean she's a snake herself! So the chances of her having transparent eyelids is very low, you are pretty certain. Granted, you've never studied human anatomy. You're not some kind of human doctor. Or witch doctor, since you think those turn humans into zombies? It doesn't matter since you aren't one. Which means! You can throw dirt in her face. Oh, yes. Pocket sand, it is time for you yet again. You make a few more feints and thrusts while she laughs, and surreptitiously pick up more dirt. This time you cackle mischieviously out in the open.It's time for your attack! she charges you again, this time pulling her spearing attack up into a slash, but when her axe is raised in the air you toss sand right into her face!"Ack! Pfftttpt! Gross!" There was a rock in the dirt and it hit her head. "Ow! Gragh!" Some got in her mouth. "Bfft bluh ugh!" She's wiping at her face with one hand, but it is probably just rubbing the dirt further into her eye. Oh man, she's going to be so mad.The half-orc is free, and tangoing with your bearguy. You wanna yell out at the bearguy to hold him down, but you're just going to use the chance to get a surprise attack on him, instead!>Roll d20
Rolled 6>>30801153That rocks, dude!>>30801185
Rolled 11>>30801185For lols
>>30801202>>30801213That's not awful?
Rolled 16>>30801213>>30801202>>30801201>>30801202>>30801224>>30801185These kinda suck
The ol' can't roll higher than an 11 thread.>>30801153Really awesome! Looks great!Writing.
DC for normal checks should be, like, 10 for this quest.
>>30801353low 5 mid 10 hard 15 very hard 18 just a suggestion ignore if you don't care
>>30801153AdoraShax is adorable! Nice work anon.
>>30801353So this should be an 18 check. Got it.
>>30801202>>30801213Even when we roll better, we still roll 1s.
>>30801510Dude doesn't know we're gunning for him, he's not even facing us. This should be a normal check for attacking a distracted opponent. Not easy because the guy is stupid fast.
You dash in, sword leveled like a lance, and you try to stab the half-orc! He twists aside, and you lunge through the empty air. Spinning around, Sinclair levels a flurry of blows at you, rendered mostly ineffective by using your sword as a giant shield. He tries to roll around the blade to strike at your side, but is caught in his side instead by a bear paw which sends him crashing to the ground. You lift up your sword and bring it down in a furious hammerstroke, but hit thin air.Well, it was a good try at least? He's off guard. Bearbreath manages to get a couple more good hits in before the half-orc rolls away and gets back on his feet."Hey! How dare you! Get back here!" You glance back and see a watery eyed young girl charging at you. She is rubbing her face with the back of one hand, "You abhorrent little creature! Of all the underhanded, dishonorable things...!" Wow, she is making a big deal out of a little pocket sand. She must not have fought many goblins?Still, this isn't good. You didn't manage to take out the half-orc and now the axe girl is back in action as well. What's the plan, boss??>Gang up on the half-orc while she isn't fully recovered! You got one more shot before that battlegirl is fully operational.>Try to hold him down, bearguy! We'll finish him off!>Bearguy! Help! Spells!>Abort mission gang up! Go for the axe girl and try to finish her off!>something cunning.
>>30801585>Try to hold him down, bearguy! We'll finish him off!We helped him get his bearings. His job is just to keep the guy off while we bash Axe Girl in honorable combat.
>>30801585>Gang up on the half-orc while she isn't fully recovered! You got one more shot before that battlegirl is fully operational.
>>30801585>Abort mission gang up! Go for the axe girl and try to finish her off!Ah well, was a good try.
>>30801585>Abort mission gang up! Go for the axe girl and try to finish her off!Spin at her shax!
>>30801201>>30801273>>30801473Aww, thanks! It really means much to me. If you want me to I could improve it as soon as I finish my other projects.Pic related, it's my current project.
How big is Shax's sword?How many Shaxs need to stand on top of eachother to be as tall as the sword?
>>30801585>Gang up on the half Orc!Hurry! Hurry! Hurry!
Rolled 2>>30801653Its the size of Shax. So one.
>>30801652I absolutely want you to keep working on it! It looks great now, but if your saying it could be better, how could anyone refuse?>>30801585We're on Axe Girl, Bearbreath is on the Orc. We can handle our fight.
>>30801653The sword is just a bit taller than Shax.
If we were able to pick up sand could we kick up a dust storm by golfswinging our sword?
>>30801585>Oblige her with a big swing immediately. But slash dirt at her face instead
>>30801694Alright, I added it to my to-do-list. Hopefully I will get it done by the time the next thread is up.Assuming I don't suffer from artist's block or general laziness.
>>30801653Shax is 4'3" the sword is 4'8" hilt included.I made this up just now!>>30801652I will always enjoy fanart! I'm just sad I don't have a good solid description for you to work off of!Also; writing.
>>30801715>>30801719There's cunning and then there's being a dick.I support this course of action.
>>30801767>I'm just sad I don't have a good solid description for you to work off of!That is fine. It means more artistic freedom.
"Bear! Distract her for a second!" Obligingly, you hear a large swarm of flies stir up as they head over to the girl. More sputtering is heard. Wow, she must be having a really gross day. With her tied up for a second, you can focus your efforts on the half-orc. He's off balance, and mauled a bit, so now is probably your best shot. Bearbreath seems to understand what you're going for and tries to trap him between the both of you.Now that you've gotten a good look at Bearbreath, you can see he's been wailed on pretty hard. You don't think they've even been fighting that long. This dude is serious trouble! It is a rough couple of moments as you and Bearbreath try to find a good rhythm together. At last you manage to make him dodge one of your blows, block Bear's, dodge yours, block Bear's... and you think you can get a hit in! Let's go for it! Behind you, the buzzing stops. This is it! Your last shot before you gotta take on axe girl!>Roll d20!
Rolled 2>>30802012Cmon, don't fuck up this time
Rolled 20>>30802012Here goes nothing.
Rolled 4>>30802027Holy hell, a twenty when its actually viable?!
>>30802027Thank you. Thank you so much.
>>30802027AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATHE PROPHECY FULFILLEDTHE END OF THE QUEST HAS ARRIVED
>>30802027It's a miracle!
>>30802027Ha (so were knocking him out right not straight up killing)
>>30802027I hope that means we just incapacitate him instead of chopping him in two. I want him AND Axe Girl to join our mission.
>>30802085I want him to join us side by side.
You make a feint slash, but by now the half-orc is so used to the pattern of attacks and tired from fighting two people at once, that he still dodges it by instinct. By the time he has blocked Bearbreath's onslaught, he doesn't realize that you're dropping a fast overhead strike straight at him. It comes crashing down right on his head... and he barely manages to catch your sword with his. Holy crap this guy is good. Unfortunately, it is taking all his strength to stop you from cutting him right in half, so Bearbreath just mauls the crap out of him unopposed. With the full weight of a grizzly bear crashing into him and pummelling him, the half-orc goes out like a light.Yay! The hard part is done! You snap your sword to your side just in time to get sent flying by the Axe Girl's axe. "Sinclair...! How dare you!" Jeez, she hits as hard as you remember. She may be a little faster, too."Bear, we're gonna need some more spells, here!" He just roars. You are assuming that means he's all out of gas. "In that case, you might wanna stay back a bit. If she catches you with that axe, you're as good as done for!" Obviously, he'll charge in if he sees the chance. You ready yourself! It's time to take her out! ...She's crying?"Sinclaaaiiiir! Don't die on me, you idiot!" Oh jeez you made her real mad this time. She comes at you in the same lancing/slashing motion, but she keeps twirling along, her axe blade becoming more erratic as she slashses and stabs. It could be described as dance like! Much more elegant than the thing you do. And it is really annoying to keep dodging! You're not sure you can keep it up!>It works on you, so go for it! Get under her guard and take her out with the dagger!>Take a swipe at her feet! Her footwork is better than yours, but if you mess it up she'll probably trip and fall, right?>something else?
>>30802387>Take a swipe at her feet! Her footwork is better than yours, but if you mess it up she'll probably trip and fall, right?
>>30802387You know, that sand thing is really working.Can we whip up a real sandstorm in her direction with our sword?
>>30802387> Diplomacy!Hey, uh, that orc is probably going to die if he keeps bleeding like that. You're outnumbered and I already beat you once, so we shouldn't drag out this fight. Surrender and he can get fixed up now, okay?If she doesn't listen then:>It works on you, so go for it! Get under her guard and take her out with the dagger!
>>30802387>It works on you, so go for it! Get under her guard and take her out with the dagger!I don't think we should depend on everyone being as clumsy as us. Berserker rage would probably keep her up even if we swipe her feet.
>>30802387>>It works on you, so go for it! Get under her guard and take her out with the dagger!
>>30802387>Hidden diplomacy option! I'm da Boss! Work for me and get minion supplemental medical care!Offer to have our guys heal the half-orc...Sinclaaaiiir...if she forfeits and becomes one of our boys! Er, girls? Troops! One of our troops!
>>30802387>>Take a swipe at her feet! Her footwork is better than yours, but if you mess it up she'll probably trip and fall, right?
>>30802492>>30802469Time for diplomacy, these op.
So when we inevitably roll a one for diplomacy, can we use that character point to twist fate and make her join up with us instead?
>>30802387>>30802469>>30802492This seems like a fun idea.Inb4 the dice have this send her into a rage.
>>30802553hey, the madder she is the worse she'll fight
>>30802549I'd rather just spend the point in advance of a roll, but I guess we'll see how it goes.
Alright! Give me a d20 roll on the diplomacy check, then, if you're so great?!
Rolled 3>>30802607I'm gonna screw up again...
Rolled 19>>30802607Oh god we're dead.
>>30802622I love you.
Rolled 17>>30802622Yes! Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes!Thank you!
Rolled 3>>30802622based anon saving us from 3 hellthank you for redeeming me
>>30802646Haha.YOU THINK YOU HAVE BEEN REDEEMED?
>>30802622Welcome to bizarro OWQ.
>>30802607Does she count as a "people on the extreme ends of a linear morality."? So do we get a bonus from Alignment: Evil Good?
Rolled 1>>30802661well I guess not, I rolled 2 3's in a row
>>30802667Her alignment is Extremely Annoying.If we actually manage to recruit her with this, she's gonna be Allonces tier if not worse.
>>30802622Do you all SEE? I WAS RIGHT! THE DICE ARE MERCIFUL!
>>30802687Not to this anon.>>30802682
>>30802682Just hang up your hat anon. It isn't worth it.Writing!
>>30802686But everyone except Shax like Allonces.
>>30802682Stop rolling please.
>>30802745yesI think thats for the best now
>>30802682Cain in your lineage, anon?
>>30802783Maybe that's why people don't want me walking near their gardens anymore.
so did we level up in anything chief?
Is Ally learning magic from the pervert at the moment?
>>30802969ally and dwarf lady confirmed his non pervertness
"Hey, Axe Girl!" You shout at her suddenly. You back up and hold your position."WHAT?!" She seems pretty mad. She's going to keep charging at you, at this rate."You, uh, know that Sinclair there is probably going to die, right?" She only grits her teeth, "If we don't get him help soon, that is.""What's this about 'we', goblin? I don't recall asking you for help." At least she seems to have cooled down a bit. "Besides, you are just reinforcing why I shouldn't be wasting time here!""Oh, this fight isn't to the death you know? You can just surrender! You can't win anyway, right? I've beaten you before, and this time you're outnumbered." It seems pretty straightforward to you."Shut up! A hero of justice doesn't care what the odds are." Yeah, but you aren't a hero dummy. You're just a girl with a big axe. "As long as evil stands in her way!""I dunno 'bout all that, I just know I wouldn't want my friend to die if I could help it. I mean, Bear over there isn't doing too great. Hey! If your orc buddy dies, I can have Bear bring him back as something different. Right, Bear? So even if you're stubborn I can help you out!""What? Why the heck... Why are you trying to be nice to me? You killed all those people!""That's just a job, lady. I ain't gettin' paid anything to do all this, right? I just am trying to get a rock for some dumb rock person. Which happens fairly often apparently! So why would I wanna kill you or your buddy?"She thinks about it for a moment. Then drops her axe. "Fine, then. I surrender!"The demilich floats down. "Oooh, a dramatic conclusion! Yay! Though I would have prefered an upset victory. Oh well, you win Shax! As for you, Miss Vapulatin, you're going to get kicked out toot sweet. Now get back to the banquet hall!"I guess you oughta.You can level up MSiF!What do you want to spend your MSiF point on?
aww I wanted to be aggressive
>>30803017Tokka is good, best option currently, and opens a couple of others
>>30803013He probably still is one. Just for androids only.
>>30803017> Struggle of the Sea TurtleWith this, we'll only die with something stupid like 3 nat1s in a row!
>>30803017there is nothin mah choppa cannot chop
>>30803017There is Nothing my Choppa Cannot ChopShax needs to be a sword saint
>>30803017>There is Nothing My Choppa Cannot Chop
>>30803017what do all of those do again?
>>30803017There is Nothing My Choppa Cannot Chop
Rolled 2>>30803017Can you post a link to the skill tree?
>>30803017I gotta be honest, Chief. The new chart you posted sucks. The old one was a lot easier to read if you just kept it clear which abilities we have and can unlock with a colour code.>>30803123http://pastebin.com/aBfqv1vP
>>30803017any of the turtles, but I prefer snapping.
>>30803017>There is nothing my choppa cannot chopI really want that Why do folks keep calling me a sword saint?
>>30803017There is Nothing my Choppa Cannot Chop
Rolled 4>>30803017Improved improvised dual wield.Do enemy mooks count as blunt objects?
people know you need snapping turtle as well for sword saint right?
>>30803143>I gotta be honest, Chief. The new chart you posted sucks.Haha, I know. I'll try to make a better one by next thread! I'm thinking about just cutting out all of the abilities we already have. The thing is a sprawl!Alright! Writing.
>>30803143Thanks, I'll vote for the chopper then.
>>30803202they are both good, one is large damage while defended while the other is armour piercing
>>30803204I suggest making it larger is size so its less cluttered.
With one slice: two halves! A goblin and her sword are one! Truly you have realized that there is nothing your choppa cannot chop. You can cut through even the hardest armor now! Truly the only people that can trouble are quick dodgey dudes like you have been facing all freakin' tournament, good lord.Anyway! You are back in the break room. The robe dude is waiting inside already, along with the boys. Whoop immediately tends to Bearbreath, who has reverted back to gnoll form. Bear has healed himself up some, so it isn't that bad."Hey boss! Why didn't you finish her off?" Gneb asks, genuinely curious."Can it, dummy! I didn't want Bear or me gettin' hurt any worse before the final round.""Just wonderin', jeez. Still, nice fight! That half-orc dude seemed like a real mean customer."Bokagh spits, but not out of disrespect, as far as you can tell, "Could barely follow him. Wonderin' how he got that fast. Wasn't natural.""How do you know, you big lout?" Nost says, "We ain't seen you fight, you some kinda know it all?"With a grin Bokagh responds, "I've been trainin' my whole life, seen plenty of people do the same. Can't get that fast just from hard work. Something magical, I'll bet my life.Looks like the boys have eaten so much they aren't even hungry anymore. Kinda crazy! You walk over to the robe guy."Hey! Did you kill that satyr girl? She seemed nice." You try to not sound accusatory. You don't think you oughta kill people in a competition like this, but it isn't like it bothers you too much.
"Haha, do you really expect that from me? I'm better than that, Shax!" He flips his robe back. It's... "Squid Face!" You're excited! "What the heck are you doin' here?" He's looked better."Oh, this and that, trying to learn some things from this here demilich. Said I needed to win a competition to do so." He coughs. His skin is a paler purple than usual, and he has splotches."You, uh, you okay?""Nah. Been better, in fact. So what's up? Why are you here, anyway?""Oh. I need a rock for a rock.""Hahahaha, okay. That sounds like something you'd enter a life and death competition run by a demilich in the corner of the world for.""Well, it just sorta happened.""Sure. Hey! Wanna give up and let me win next round?""What! I need to get this rock!""Yeah, but I kinda need the stuff this guy has. To live.""What! You gotta tell me more than that.""Hey, I'd explain illithid politics to you, but I don't know if you'd get it. Let's just say I'm not the most popular guy back home right now.">Explain illithid politics to me!>Okay I'll concede.>You concede! I'll just make the demilich give what you want to me, too. Then we get allll the prizes! The demilich floats in, "You both want the same thing, haha! Sorry!">Nah, let's fight. It'll be fun!
>>30803776>Explain illithid politics to me!
>>30803776Not only do we owe Squidface a lot, but he's our friend! Let's help him out.
>>30803776OH MY GOD IT'S SQUIDFACE>Explain illithid politics to me!I'd be happy to give him the rock if he gives us another troll or something. We're only doing this for loot/enchantments after all.
>>30803776>Explain illithid politics to me!>You concede! I'll just make the demilich give what you want to me, too. Then we get allll the prizes! The demilich floats in, "You both want the same thing, haha! Sorry!"Squid Face is a pretty cool dude and we should repay the favour, but we do need that purple rock.
>>30803776>Explain illithid politics to me!Oh boy...
Time for a crash course on illithids that even a goblin can understand. Writing!
>>30803850Doesn't mean we need our best friend to yield. If he needs the same macguffin, we ask him to help us trick rock guy maybe.
>>30803910WHAT A TWEEEEST THERE CHIEF.I did not take you for one capable of such devilries.
>>30803910Am I the only one expecting the exposition to rapidly slide into nonsense and then Shax to to start dreaming about killing and eating cute things?
"Whatever! I'm smart enough to understand something as simple as that! Just tell me about your iwwathud politickles or whatever, you dummy.""Hmm, okay, well. Alright. You know how I'm super smart, right?" He taps his head, "Well, that is because I've got a big brain! I even eat brains, you know." Ewww, gross. He laughs. "All illithids love brains! We love them so much that we all follow this big brain in a tank. In fact, we all come from that brain, too. It's sort of like our boss and dad all rolled into one. And, at a certain point, we're expected to join that brain physically and mentally!""Squid Face everything you said just now is gross.""Hahaha, I agree! That's why they don't like me very much. You see, I know that the elder brain eats the personality of who merge with it. I like me a lot. So when I found that out, I said, 'heck no!'. But they aren't too fond of people who don't try to combine with the big brain. So I had to go my own way. Since I'm a mage, I figured why not be a lich? The problem being, that I got a little sick trying to turn myself into one. So I need some professional help. And there are few people as professional at being a lich than a demilich.""So that's why you came here?""No, why I came here is because all liches are insane. Getting one to help you become an immortal sorcerer is impossible, because you'd be directly competing with their own designs. So... I came to this one. The only one who helps whoever comes in his fort. Well, other than baelnorns, but I'd probably be burned alive as soon as I got near one of those! Haha.""Okay, so why do you need that dumb rock?""No clue! If I knew that I wouldn't be here.""So when were you going to tell me you're here, you mean dummy!?""Hey! You never asked! So whaddaya say, wanna concede?">Okay, but we gotta figure something out for the rock guy I'm helping. And hang out with me after!>Haha, let's just fight and see who wins!
>>30804246We're not going to fight one of our best friends while he's hurt!
>>30804246>Okay, but we gotta figure something out for the rock guy I'm helping. And hang out with me after!He's done some major solids for us, we can do this for him.
>>30804246>Okay, but we gotta figure something out for the rock guy I'm helping. And hang out with me after!
>>30804246>Okay, but we gotta figure something out for the rock guy I'm helping. And hang out with me after!I guess.
>>30804246>Okay, but we gotta figure something out for the rock guy I'm helping. And hang out with me after!Why do you give us no options Chief?I only see one option!There is no other option
>>30804246>Okay, but we gotta figure something out for the rock guy I'm helping. And hang out with me after!YessssssssThis guy helped us with our sword.You don't leave a bro behind, even if he eats brains.
>>30804246>Okay, but we gotta figure something out for the rock guy I'm helping. And hang out with me after!Squidface is a good cunt, we can do this for him
>>30804349the heroes are the counts.
>>30804349Well he's probably not good. He's an Illithid who's trying to become a lich. I'm not even sure wouldn't betray us at the drop of a hat. But, we'd almost definitely be dead without him and now we have a chance to save his life in return. Nobody would choose to give the prize to some stupid rock elemental over him.
>>30804466"good cunt" basically means he's a vicious bastard, but he's on our side and we'd buy him a drink and enjoy swapping stories with him. It has no bearing whatsoever on morality.
>>30804466good thing we play the villain
"Sure! It's just for some dumb rock guy I didn't even know was there before I started heading this way. You've always been a pal. So why not? I concede, Mr. Demilich!"The skull floats in. "What? Already? This is boring! Why did you even fight this far, you dumb goblin? Gods, I can't even find good monsters to drag in here anymore. The past several tournaments have all ended this way. All this lame 'understanding' and what not. How I hate it.""Don't be a grouch.""Fine, fine. Say, you're pretty good with a sword. How about becoming my minion?""No thanks, I'm already a minion for someone else.""Oh? Who?""Some dark elf lady and a big black dragon.""Oh wow, they're finally making a move? I was wondering when they'd put aside their differences. That's interesting. That's interesting indeed. And the elves of Va-" Oh maaaan he is rambling now. Everyone in this stupid tournament talks too much, even the guy who runs it!=======================================================I've been running for eight hours which is way too long you guys, but we finished the tournament! Yay!You have:>10/32 BtB exp>12/32 MSiF exp>19/24 CyRCTHaM expThat's all for tonight! Probably running again this weekend. As usual, you can find out when on twitter! I'll let you know then. Thank you all for playing, thank you all for reading, and thank you all for putting up with my horrible ability trees! I'm no graphic designer, haha.Anyway, thanks most of all for all the fun!
>>30804582Mostly a punch-clock villain, but a villain nonetheless.
>>30804542Buy him a drink? I think you mean loot him a drink. Money is for making shiny piles, not giving to people.
>>30804667Great thread, Chief. See you next time.
>>30804667I went to sleep halfway through the thread I couldn't believe you were still going when I woke up.
>>30804667Thank you for running today and getting through the tournament. See you next time, Chief!
>>30804667Thanks for running!
>>30804667>we finished the tournament! Yay!Yay!>Thank you all for playing, thank you all for reading, and thank you all for putting up with my horrible ability trees!Thank you for writing. But no thanks for drawing.
>>30804667I gotta start actually following that twitter. I got here just in time to be all caught up just as the closing post came.As far as the ability trees, I though the old one was fine, pretty much. Never had any difficulty reading that one, even if it did get a hair cluttered as things got added.
>>30804667Thanks for the thread, it was fun.
>>30804667Good run chief. This has been a fun thread.And we finally got Choppa choppin chops. Now if only we can get why do all the folks keep callin me a swordsaint.I've been wanting these abilities mostly for their names. The abilities themselves are great but nowhere as great as their names.