[Healed 1 HP] [Recovered 2 Essence]Yesterday was a horrible day.You slowly force yourself awake, not out of any feeling of restfulness or natural "waking up" process but because of the uncomfortable sensation of being touched and pricked with needles during your sleep.You're still in the improvised infirmary on the Bloodshark, the admiral ship of your (improvised) pirate fleet. Now landlocked in Tianna's Wyld zone, but you should have brought enough iron on board to feel a bit safe.Zaan has peeled the blankets away and, as your bleary eyes slide him into focus, you slowly notice he's suturing the wound open in your chest. Both your hands are bandaged as well, as is your head. You feel the fresh aroma of herbal remedies and medicines hanging in the humid air of the ship's belly."Oh. Welcome back, Maka." The Lunar smiles his characteristic sawtoothed grin. You see that he's not in perfect conditions himself, having some black and blue bruises on his chest, neck, and forehead. "You had me worried."You look around the room. Tia, your Lunar Mate who was sleeping in your same bed, is nowhere to be seen. Prince Samiel's bed is also empty."Where... where did everyone else go?" You mumble."Wellll..." He averts his eyes. "Your crew is all here. They repelled a minor Fae counterattack a few hours ago with Samiel's help. Just a few hobgoblins, probably something improvised without any leadership behind it. Talon is out there fighting a three-headed... thing, deeper into the Wyld. We took out another Noble while you were resting, by the way. That means that this Tarien Dorian character now only has one retainer left, though we still don't know where his main fortress is.""...Tia?" You ask.(cont.)
He sighs. "...Tia went out on her own, into the Wyld. She was... very upset. Angry." He scratches his forehead, troubled. "I've never seen her so angry. Granted, I haven't known her for long. But I wouldn't want to be in the shoes of any fae she comes across right now.""Did she say anything?"He pauses. "Only three things. "I'm sorry". "I'll kill them all". And "I'll protect her". That's all." He frowns, looking at you, but saying nothing more, waiting for your response.>Ask Zaan for advice>Ask Zaan a specific question (what?)>Take a long rest and wait until you're healed >Rest just enough to recover your full Essence>Leave the infirmary now>Other?
>>30950611>Ask Zaan a specific question (what?)How long till we're battle ready?
>Who are we?Maka, an exiled noble recently Exalted as a Zenith-caste Solar. She's in the western city of Tianna as a guest of queen Amata (DB), an old friend. Abyssals are targeting the city for conquest, Lintha pirates have infiltrated it with spies and agents, and half the island is controlled by paranoid Lunars. Fun times.During the invasion of Tianna's Wyld-ridden swampland (as a favor to the Lunars of the Three Rivers circle), you and Tia, your slightly psychotic Lunar Mate, almost feel prey to a particularly manipulative Fae's mindgames. As you wake up after passing out from your wounds, you find out that the battle is far from over...>Solar? Zenith? I don't know Exalted...This quest is as newbie-friendly as possible, and I want it to work as a newbie's intro to Exalted. If you have ANY question, ask in thread. For the setting, google "1d4chan exalted".>Archive?http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=zenith>System?Dicepool-like system. When performing an action, everyone rolls 1d10 when posting. the first X rolls are considered, where X is equal to attribute + ability. Yes, this means that the more people are posting, the stronger Maka is, up to a limit of her attribute + ability.>XP?Attributes cost [current score x5] xp. Abilities cost [current score x3] xp, except Zenith costing [(current score x3) -1]. Charms cost 10 xp, except for Zenith-based charms (related to charisma and physical/mental fortitude) which cost 8 xp. At the end of every "session" (thread) you will be presented with a list of possible acquisitions.>Twitter?@exaltedfag
>>30950611oh god damnit Tia>Rest just enough to recover your full Essenceand get Zaan to find her and bring her back, we can't have her going off on her own thinking like that with her current emotional state, we need to get her back here intact before she does something even more stupid and have The Talk
>>30950611>Rest just enough to recover your full Essence>Ask Zaan for adviceFuckdamnit Tia you're supposed to be saving *us* from doing reckless shit.We need to ask Zaan what the strategic situation is.And then directions.
>>30950611>rest just enough to recover your full EssenceWe're not going anywhere with BOTH low health AND essence
I've been quite anxious checking for the next session. Let's do this, and pray the dice gods be merciful today.
Rolled 3>>30950626>>30950671oh, did we need to roll?
You take a deep breath, rolling over in the bed. "I should probably rest until I get back all of my Essence. I burned a lot.""Join the club." He replies, pulling the blankets back on you. "I and Talon have basically been taking turns up to now. Which means progress is slow. No one was expecting the Fae to have this much resources-""You've woken up!" You hear Regis' voice as h opens the door and rushes in, up to your bed, looking very worried. "Are you alright? Is everything fine? What happened? Where did Tia go?""...Give me a moment, Regis." You try and calm down your little butler and focus back on Zaan. "...So, what's the overall situation?""Lava, inundation and the action of our god and spirit allies, combined with the defeats we inflicted over the Wyld's hobgoblins and behemoths, has cut down the swamp to about half its original size. I don't think it's possible to make it any smaller with our current resources. The only way we'll be pushing it back is over several years of orderly settlement, city planning, thaumaturgical iron seals - long-term stuff.""And in that portion of Wyld there's still two fae nobles, and their main stronghold." You mumble. "What are your and Talon's intentions on this?""Talon is pretty adamant. He wants the Fae slain or out of the island, and all the Wyld reconverted to Creation in the long term. And I'm with him.""What drives him so much?" You ask.He pulls up a chair. "...Did you ever hear from Talon or Tia about the Thousand Streams River Project?" You shake your head. "Than you need to know.""...It's not like I'm going anywhere." You say, as Regis climbs onto your bed and sits on the ledge, eager to learn more as well.
>>30950826Hello, EF! I was wondering, how would have the last session went without IPP?
"A concept that some Lunars agree on is that there is a need to restructure human society.""...What do you mean?" That statement is both vague and loaded as hell. "Why?""Because it doesn't work." He points out. "The Realm is the world's superpower, and it has proven time and again to be corrupt and dysfunctional as hell. And no Threshold nation has shown, this far, any promise. The Thousand Streams River Project aims at the creation of a new kind of society. One that doesn't need the Exalted.""...But Exalted are working towards it?""At first. But only at first. The idea is to build a society that can rule itself, in a just, egalitarian manner. Then hide in the shadows and let them take care of themselves. Because..." he takes a deep breath and smiles grimly. "...Because we aren't exactly the most reliable people, we Exalted. Sometimes we fly off the handle. Sometime our power drives us to madness. Because maybe the world would have been better off without us.""Is that what you believe?" You ask, neutrally."I have not a vested interest in the Thousand Streams River Project, but I have promised Talon that I would have assisted him. I honestly don't know how far he believes in its ideals, but I know he wants to, over time, forge the northern tribes into a proper nation that will fit into his idea of how a nation should be." He looks up to you. Regis does, too.(cont.)
>He's right, Exalted are a liability and Creation would be better off without them.>He's right, the mortals need to build civilizations and live lives on their own.>He's right, the Exalted can't be expected to babysit mortals.>He's wrong, Creation has too many enemies to survive without the Exalted taking an active hand in it.>He's wrong, we Exalted are better suited to lead humanity than mortal leaders are.>He's wrong, we Exalted have a moral duty to protect mortals and be the champions of Creation.>I don't know. Exalted are human too, and both us and mortals have the same basic human flaws.>I don't know. He makes a sound argument, but it sounds like this plan is way too risky to play with people's lives like that.>I don't know. I think I'm not qualified enough to tell whether it's a good or a bad idea.>Other?
>>30951007>I don't know. I think I'm not qualified enough to tel whether it's a good or bad idea.This seems most consistent with our character so far.Also, the Great Curse isn't common knowledge, right?
>>30951000Where have I heard this before... Yeah, the Sid- Wait, who?
Rolled 5>>30951007>He's wrong, we Exalted have a moral duty to protect mortals and be the champions of Creation.That doesn't necessarily means they should also lead, I could imagine something like with Alchemicals
>>30951029Yes, no one knows that it's an outside influence on an Exalt. But they do know that sometimes they go mad.
Rolled 1>>30951042Aren't thet backung Dragonblooded?
>>30951007>He's wrong, we Exalted are better suited to lead humanity than mortal leaders are.This is the most realistic option in the game. Mortals do not have the power to survive on their own in this reality.
>>30951065Yeah, they are.
>>30950928I can't really say, because it would have depended a lot on your rolls as well. But without IPP Garnet would have probably targeted Maka rather than Tia.
>>30951007>I don't know. Exalted are human too, and both us and mortals have the same basic human flaws.>I don't know. He makes a sound argument, but it sounds like this plan is way too risky to play with people's lives like that.Damnit, I wanted a thread of Tia's shenanigans as she nursed us back to health, not her flying off the handle doing what we did essentially.
>>30951007>I don't know. Exalted are human too, and both us and mortals have the same basic human flaws.
It doesn't, but, for example, Maka is built to be a charismatic and inspiring leader bar more skilled than any mortal could be.(not a technical one, though - but that's what Eclipses and Twilights are for!)
>>30951007>He's wrong, Creation has too many enemies to survive without the Exalted taking an active hand in it.>I don't know. He makes a sound argument, but it sounds like this plan is way too risky to play with people's lives like that.
>>30951101>>30951133Methinks this choice can only be one or the other, as it can be quite character defining.
>>30951007>>I don't know. He makes a sound argument, but it sounds like this plan is way too risky to play with people's lives like that.
>>30951007>>I don't know. Exalted are human too, and both us and mortals have the same basic human flaws.>>I don't know. I think I'm not qualified enough to tell whether it's a good or a bad idea.
>>30951077Some are.Gold faction isn't.
>>30951204Ah, forgot about the Sid factions, but IIRC Bronze is majority?
>>30951213Bronze was always a 95% majority, Gold faction was just a few Solar apologists.Only recently, as Solars have been returning, Gold faction has started to grow and gain influence.There are also Independents, who just want to concentrate on the properly Sidereal work, and apparently a few Sids have formed a "Silver Faction", that supports the Thousand Streams Project and sometimes help Lunars, but they work in secret.
>>30951213They are, but for an organisation like that Numbers don't count for as much as they'd like.It's more about who happens to put themselves in the right place at the right time.
Rolled 6>>30951007>He's wrong, we Exalted have a moral duty to protect mortals and be the champions of Creation.Also, Solar leadership charms are hax
>>30951007>He's wrong, we Exalted have a moral duty to protect mortals and be the champions of Creation.
>>30951007>>>I don't know. Exalted are human too, and both us and mortals have the same basic human flaws.As a former Queen, We're pretty damn qualified to point out that people are fucking dumb, regardless of Exaltation.
>>30951007>I don't know. Exalted are human too, and both us and mortals have the same basic human flaws.>He might be right, the Exalted can't be expected to always babysit mortals.>Ask advice about Tia. Tell the story about the mindfuck.
"...Well, I don't... I don't know. He obviously put more thought in this than I did." You reply. "But...""But?" He seems interested to know about your doubts on the matter."...But, well, both the Exalted and the mortals are human. We are more powerful, but... we have the same flaws. I don't really know if such a plan is a good or a bad idea, but I'm sure mortals can be as evil, or as good, as we can be."He nods."Besides, leading from the shadows has never been my calling." You grin."The return of the Solars has really wrecked the Project for a lot of Lunars, for that reason." He nods. "You're meant to be, you're MADE to be shining heroes, examples for humanity. To lead from the front, to inspire, to stir hearts and minds. That doesn't work particularly well with the Thousand Streams, you can guess.""So... I think I'll sleep a bit. I can't be of any use like this. I have to rest and recover my Essence." You tell him. "...Can I ask you to look around for Tia for me?""Sure." He nods. "That girl can be a handful, I imagine. I was going to get out there anyway. Samiel should hold the fort until you feel better, and Flow is trying to carve a path from the sea to here to regroup.""What about those two gods?" You ask, trying to not giggle as you remember their antics."Probably the same. Until we can move the ship again, this is our rally point. I've managed to create an island of stable Creation all around it, and it should hold for a while." He stands up and turns to the (repaired) door. "You can rest.""I'll keep guard!" Regis cheerfully promises, pulling an iron knife from his belt."...Thank you." Feeling safe, you slowly drift back to sleep.(cont)
[Healed 1 HP] [Full Essence Recovery]You wake up some time later, feeling more rested. Your wounds still hurt, but Zaan's treatment seems to have sped up your recovery by quite a bit: most of them are scarring and quickly closing up. You stand up from bed and unravel your bandages, waking up Regis in the process."I wasn't sleeping!" He shouts, startled."...It's okay, Regis. Nothing happened." You calm him down, amused. "Though I should probably get dressed..."After losing both your tabard and the gossamer clothes you had stolen from Garnet, your total wardrobe right now amounts to a pair of armored gauntlets and nothing else, in factAnd it's not like the ship is going to have a vast selection of clothes, you imagine. You send Regis on an errand to find you some clothing, which in turn draws the attention, once the words spreads, of... pretty much the entire crew. They waste no time in finding, scrounging, some skilled sailors actually making you some improvised outfits, and commenting and giving advice on what you should wear.>Ideas?(also, i will AFK for a while)
>>30951673that elf martial artist dress
>>30951673Short side-slashed skirt and a tank top.
>>30951673Something tight. And leather. Can have bottoms, but bare thighs. A pair of knee high boots. Or Class A Zettai Ryouki plus low boots.
>>30951673Sexy Pirate Captain outfit, of course!
>>30951712I'm imagining something like pic related. Goes with our gauntlets too.
>>30951673Chest shawl, panties, chaps and a cloak.
I can get behind this >>30951716plus going off >>30951716, a nice glorious hat.
>>30951673Unless we have a tailor on board, I think we'll be limited to male pirate clothes tightened in certain spots with sashes. Which is fine, but it's something we need to keep in mind.
>>30951673Monk or Archer.
>>30951732>picYes! It's southern/pirate enough + looks like made from rags someone dig up hastily. And I'm the guy who usually opposes anything other than fancy dresses, stockings etc. and too much clothing.
>>30951732I'm on board for that. I was this guy:>>30951764
>>30951673Is IPP still active EF?
>>30951732I just gotta ask, where are her arms?
>>30951673Panties... will suffice.
>>30951787>Is IPP still active EF?I doubt it. It only lasts 24 hours per activation.
>>30951794Her left arm (HER left, not yours) is holding out the cloak wide to her side.Her right arm appears to be up near her face.
>>30951770>Squire>Archer>Monk>Thief>Mediator>Oracle>Geo Mancer>Dancer>Mimic>Dark KnightThose would be my pics from that, with Dance and Mimic as favourites
>>30951732I like it this one, I don't know why the pirates have panties but it goes well with Maka's affection for lewd clothes and a lack of a proper tailor on board the ship, plus it does look like something from the South-ish
>>30951812That (barring the panties), is my exact mental Image of Maka
>>30951732That's pretty good, and looks practical.Though given Maka's rather infeasible chest, how would that chest shawl work?Would she just tie it the same and let it drape over the top, leaving considerable underboob?So support, but then again, the Maid's comments come to mind.
>>30951812>"Amata, dear, I still don't get your fetish for panties. You know I don't normally wear them."
>>30951845>underboobYes I like this part too
>>30951845She would just need a somewhat longer chest shawl.Regardless, being a chest shawl, it would flip up whenever we do things like jump or fight, just like that tabard.
>>30951845>Would she just tie it the same and let it drape over the top, leaving considerable underboob?Given Maka's considerable size (and assuming the shape in the Statcard pic is accurate), I expect it would be barely enough to cover the nipples, leaving the majority of the breasts as underboob.
>>30951874>>30951872Constant nipslips?I'm okay with that.
Rolled 2>>30951874...why would she wear the same size tit shawl? We're going for a look in our size, not something identical to what the flat-chested girl is wearing.>>30951893But yes, constant niplips regardless. You don't wear a tit-shawl in action scenarios without lots of flashing.
>>30951673EF, I think we need to inject some reality in here and consider the fact that a giant chest during physical activity flops around and HURTS
>>30951910No, we don't need your 'reality' in here.
Rolled 10>>30951910>a giant chest during physical activity flops around and HURTSNot for an Exalt. They have gravity-defying comic book tits that are still somehow miraculously jiggly and soft to the touch.
>>30951910>inject some reality in here>Exaltedkek
So we've gone from the 'Tabard of covering nothing downstairs', to the 'Tit-shawl'.I am okay with this, as long as the panties are side-ties.
>>30951910It's actually been lampsahded in-universe earlier in the quest that Solars have physics-defying bodies.
>>30951926For rapid undressing, I like how you think.
>>30951926How about changing the panties to a scarf pressed into service as a skirt?
>>30951938So you don't think the thought ever crossed the mind of Maka, even maybe before she exalted?
>>30951944I like this idea.Still fits the image theme, and still lets us flash everyone we feel like with a bit of jumping.
Rolled 9>>30951926Honestly, I'm more looking forward to the chaps-and-panties part of the look.Here's a picture from actual Exalted, censored for /tg/'s sensitive, virginal eyes. The artist is super into nipple piercings.
If we ever need formal wear, we could have something like pic, but more white and gold
>>30951956Why the fuck would you censor something so fucking harmless?
>>30951956Nice.>>30951961>Implying Maka just doesn't go full nude for formal occasionsClearly her uncovered body is the most stylish thing possible to wear.
Rolled 10>>30951970/tg/ is a blue board and posts get deleted for exposed female nipples.
>>30951970Because never taking chances of Exterminatus.
>>30951961I don't know I've always been a fan of dresses rather than just full on bikini armor, so something like a short dress that barely reaches the thighs
>>30951988That looks absolutely rubbish. We don't have to be lewd 24/7, and we don't have to be a travesty against fashion to be lewd in the first place.
>>30951961>>30951988Damn it, i was supposed to make a formal 'under' wear joke and i screwed it up.
All of these posts are missing one thing: high heels
maybe this with Unconquered Sun's colours?
>>30952010I don't think we're going to find high heels or a professional cobbler aboard a pirate ship. We're trying to limit ourselves to outfits we could actually reasonably throw together.
>>30952021>reasonably put together>not injecting realityChoose one
>>30952032I never said anything about not injecting reality. I said Exalted boobs defy physics. The outfit, though, is limited to what our pirates can assemble for us. We don't have superhuman crafting/tailoring abilities available.
>>30952032Verisimilitude, then. We're being creative, but trying to keep some restraint.
>>30952032Reality and verisimilitude aren't the same. An Exalted bouncing all over the place is fine.A ballroom gown cobbled together from scraps by pirates is less fine.
>>30951673We should suck off the entire crew and get a thin layer of semen to cover our body with
Back. Posting in a few.
Rolled 7>>30952112Cool. Just remember: panties and chaps.
>>30952126Most of the ideas aren't mutually exclusive.
Speaking of appearances, what about her anima banner? Anyone ever suggest something?I was thinking a heart shaped sun with angels flying around it.
Rolled 3>>30952156No, we never figured out an anima banner. Personally, I would like for it to feature regalia of some kind. A blazing sun as a shield, a golden-white crown, that kind of thing. Something that could be turned into a coat of arms.
>>30952156A huge ghostly image of a topaz turning into a sun?
>>30952175I'm thinking it should also have a few nods to being a Zenith priest-monarch.
The amount of free clothing and fabric accessible to you on board is colorful but the craftsmanship is limited, even considering how eager to provide you the crew is.Some fans of your previous "jacket and boots" look vouch for wearing a long coat. Other produce clothing more fitting for a male pirate, which you unfortunately have to reject because it would fit you badly (except for the barechested varieties, which you do consider for a while).But then, you decide on a colorful silken shawl, in red and yellow and with hanging blue gemstones, which you drape around your neck like an oversized scarf so it hangs over your chest, and then partially wrap the rest around your head like a turban.As for the lower body, a suspicious pair of panties are produced. You have to wonder who kept them and for what reason, but still, without many other options, you try them on. They're quite a bit too small for you.>Keep them>Keep them, add a skirt made from the same type of fabric as the shawl (long/short?)>Go without, use a skirt made from the same type of fabric as the shawl (long/short?)>Other?Combined with:>Wade into the Wyld looking for Tia>Wade into the Wyld looking for Talon>Wade into the Wyld looking for the Fae stronghold>Wait for reinforcements, organize defenseIf moving out:>alone>bring pirates>bring Samiel>bring Regis
Rolled 9>>30952280Agreed. I'm thinking a hybrid of papal and royal coats of arms, but with Exalted/Zenith symbolism and imagery. Let's see what the Zenith symbols are supposed to be...>Anima Banner:Zenith Caste Solars bear large, bright-gold circular caste marks. Their animas are a brilliant, burning white or a majestic gold.>Associations:The season of summer, the colors of gold and cobalt blue, the southern direction, the element of earth, the half moon and the Maiden of Serenity>Sobriquets:Resplendent Suns, Pillars of the Sun, Solar Thunder, Golden Bulls, Hammers of Heaven, The Blasphemous (derogatory)So, white, gold, cobalt, the South, earth, the half moon, summer, pillars, thunder, bulls, and hammers are all things strongly associated with the Zenith caste.I think we can make a coat of arms from that.
>>30952175>>30952280How about a golden toga or a dress and a laurel wreath? The wreath can become our symbol.
Rolled 10>>30952316>Other?CHAPS.>Wade into the Wyld looking for TiaHer getting herself killed helps noone.>bring piratesWe could use numbers and iron if dealing with hobgoblins. I'm thinking bring a half dozen or more volunteers, plus Samiel.
>>30952352that would leave them without essence support. They'd collapse under a noble lead counter attack.
Rolled 4>>30952316>Keep them, add a skirt made from the same type of fabric as the shawl (short)>Wade into the Wyld looking for TiaGot to find our husbando>Bring PiratesWe brought them for a reason and we definitely want people after the lst time we entered with only a few people
>>30952316>Go without, use a skirt made from the same type of fabric as the shawl (long/short?)Short>Wade into the Wyld looking for Tia>aloneSam wasn't terribly useful the last time and pirates will only be cannon fodder.
>>30952316>Go without, use a skirt made from the same type of fabric as the shawl (short)>Wade into the Wyld looking for Tia>bring Samiel
Rolled 1>>30952316>OtherChaps. Boots. Make sure to get our gauntlets back on.>Wade into the Wyld, to look for TiaDive in after the waifu>being piratesEquip iron and be the leader we're supposed to be
Rolled 8>>30952316Is there any iron weapon we can take, like a knife or something, we probably won't use it but I would rather we have something on hand just in caseOh and EF has it been a full day since we used IPP or do we have to use it again?
>>30952316>>Go without, use a skirt made from the same type of fabric as the shawl (long/short?)Short>Wade into the Wyld looking for Tia>bring piratesBring a few guards and extra eyes.
>>30952316>Go without, use a skirt made from the same type of fabric as the shawl (short?)I don't think we should be wearing panties that showed up from out of nowhere while we are in the Wyld. And we need a shot skirt because of swamp and stuff. >Wade into the Wyld looking for TiaWe need to get everyone together!>bring SamielThe Pirates need to hold down the our base of operations and Regis doesn't have any combat abilities.
Rolled 1>>30952330See here:>>30952328I'm thinking we wear a simple, white stola/toga.What do you think for our coat of arms/anima, though? A blazing circular golden shield, white bulls supporting a cobalt-blue gemstone with a brilliantly stylized sun-crown on it? With the gem conveniently at a height to frame our head, and the crown sort of hovering above and behind it?Thoughts?
Rolled 7>>30952316>Keep them, add a skirt made from the same type of fabric as the shawl (long/short?)>Wade into the Wyld looking for the Fae strongholdBecause that's probably where Tia's heading, anyway. And if we don't take the fight to the Fae, they'll bring it to us.>bring pirates>bring SamielUnless we leave people behind, in which case having at least one Exalt hang back to protect our beachhead would be good.
>>30952316>Go without, use a skirt mad of the same type of fabric as the shawl (short/long)Short.>Wait for reinforcements, organize defenseWe are the forward operating base at the moment, right? We should fortify our position.>Moving out?If we do take some extras- I mean pirates. We could uses some mooks to distract their mooks.
>>30952411>stolaOh, that could be a good idea. Maybe have the stola be white and its shawl be golden?
>>30952328>the southern direction (Gem)>the Maiden of SerenityWe are Zenithing so hard
>>30952395Gotta use it again. You can get the pirates to tie iron bands on your gauntlets. Rush job, but better than nothing.
>>30952316>Go without, use a skirt made from the same type of fabric as the shawl (long/short?)>Wade into the Wyld looking for Tia>bring pirateswith Iron
>>30952411Hmm. I like it.
>>30951673>a pair of armored gauntletsDidn't they explode when we were breaking out of Garnet's cage?
>>30952460yeah lets do that, the iron thing, and we should activate IPP when we enter the Wyld
>>30952490+1 to activating IPP, but only once we set out
>>30952316I don't think we want to know where those panties came from
>>30952554Well, either someone likes to secretly wear women's panties, someone is secretly a woman, or the pirates have one or more people designated to be the 'girl' for those lonely oceanic nights.No big deal any which way.
>>30952511yeah, we want it active as long as possible
>>30952589Could they be Tia's? Mhmhmmm
>>30952589but the panties are too small for us...REGIS, YOU GET OUT HERE NOW
>>30952589>someone is secretly a womanMore likely there's some Tya on board, and panties are more comfortable for them.
>>30952607Does Tia even wear panties?She never has them on when she rips off that wedding dress. Just the boots and gloves.
>>30952611Oh yeah, give them to Regis.
>>30952589um....Have we encountered undeniable proof that Regis is male?
>>30952627No, give them to Samiel
>>30952645Did we ever blow a perception roll around him?
>>30952645>Have we encountered undeniable proof that Regis is male?Nope. And since Regis is only 13, it would be an easy mistake to make.
>>30952627I was implying they were already his
>>30952677Gotta check when we're in the castle.
>>30952696Oh. I misread it as "get out of here"
You tie some iron plates over your gauntlets, replace the panties with a short skirt made from some of that elegant fabric draped around your waist and tied to one side, and head upstairs on the deck (while some passed-out pirates are forced to stay in the infirmary)."Maka." You find Samiel upstairs, talking with Alexei, Rubeni and Quint. "...They told me that a lot of stuff happened while I was passed out. I'm sorry.""...Don't be." You reply. "I'm the one I knocked you out in the first place. But anyway: I'm heading out. I'm worried Tia might do something stupid. I need you to stay here and defend the ship: Flow and Smoke might be here soon. This is our gathering point: defend it.""Of course." he nods. "You going alone?""No. I'm taking some people with me.">Take only Rubel and his crew,>Take only Alexei and his crew,>Take only Quint and his crew,>Take Rubel and Quint and their crew.>Take Rubel and Alexei and their crew.>Take Alexei and Quint and their crew.>Bring everyone, leave Samiel here alone>Leave all the captains here, take only a small group of 5-10 pirates.
>>30952728>Leave all the captains here, take only a small group of 5-10 pirates.
>>30952728>Take only Quint and his crew,didn't he say he hates the Wyld
>>30952728>Leave all the captains here, take only a small group of 5-10 pirates.Volunteers, specifically. We want brave men ready to help us against hobgoblins to keep us from getting overwhelmed by sheer numbers.
>>30952728Yea, on second thought it would be better if we had an exalted defining our forward base instead of just the pirates. >Leave all the captains here, take only a small group of 5-10 pirates.
>>30952728>Take Quint and a handful of volunteered pirates.I'd love to take Alexei instead but his crew is useless without him
>>30952728So...no sensible footwear?>leave all the captains here, take a small group of 10 piratesVolunteers, preferably
>>30952728>>Leave all the captains here, take only a small group of 5-10 pirates.Volunteers. Some extra eyes and a few extra blades in case of emergency.
>>30952785The hell are you talking about? She can surf on lava
>>30952728Now would be a good time to activate IPP
Rolled 4Are we sure we want to leave all of our heroic mortals behind?
>>30950611>"Only three things. "I'm sorry". "I'll kill them all". And "I'll protect her". That's all."She'd best not get herself hurt out there.
>>30952803Yeah, do it before we forget.
>>30952806No, we want to leave them with the ship to support Samiel. We just want enough dudes to keep from getting gangbanged by sheer numbers of hobgoblins.
>>30952806We should probably take one with us so we don't go out there with complete mooks. But the rest should be more or less safe here as long as something insane doesn't happen.Yeah, I know, it's Wyld.
"I'll just take a small group of 10 volunteers. I'd like you people to stay here." You say to the captains. "Help out Samiel.""Alright. Be careful out there." Rubel nods, turning to the crowd. "Any volunteers to go out with Maka?"Everyone steps forward."...In the Wlyd? Full of monsters and Fair Folk and incomprehensible reality-changing energies?"Some of them step back."Transforming your small intestine into snakes, turning your eyes to glass, bugs crawling under your skin, your nails growing inside your fingers... Ok, you're down to ten volunteers now. You guys, get some extra weapons and armor, the iron talismans of protection Zaan made, and move out."A few minutes later, everyone is ready. You climb down from the ship's hull and walk into the Wyld, focusing your mind on your own reality. [Integrity-Protection Prana: 4/5 Essence]Your men, a mix of pirates from all three crews, are festooned with a variety of iron weapons and carry some armor, mostly light chain. They crowd around you nervously as you push out of the small island of Creation centered on the Bloodshark, and back into the damp, dark swamp.>Look for tracks and traces of someone's passage.>Head straight ahead and keep your eyes open.>Move around while calling Tia's name.>Other?
Rolled 6>>30952982>Look for tracks and traces of someone's passage.Good thing survival is in Zenith Caste
Rolled 9>>30952982>Look for tracks and traces of someone's passage.Tracking is under Zenith, it should be fine.
Rolled 6>>30952982>"...In the Wlyd? Full of monsters and Fair Folk and incomprehensible reality-changing energies?">Some of them step back.>"Transforming your small intestine into snakes, turning your eyes to glass, bugs crawling under your skin, your nails growing inside your fingers... Ok, you're down to ten volunteers now. You guys, get some extra weapons and armor, the iron talismans of protection Zaan made, and move out."Best pirates>Look for tracks and traces of someone's passage.This is survival and not investigation right?
>>30952982>Look for tracks and traces of someone's passage.
>>30952982>Look for tracks and traces of someone's passage.Survival is a Zenith thing, so if anyone can find Tia, it's probably us.
Rolled 8>>30953022Forgot dice.
>>30952982>>Look for tracks and traces of someone's passage.There's probably quite a few
Rolled 2>>30952982>Look for tracks and traces of someone's passage.
>>30953035That's where our (hopeful) skill in Survival will help us, so we can tell which might be Tia's and which aren't.
Rolled 9>>30952982>Look for tracks and traces of someone's passage.
>>30953037I'm starting to think I just shouldn't roll, I don't think I've ever gotten over a 5.
Rolled 8>>30952982>>30953042>Look for tracks and traces of someone's passage.We could also ask Zaan if he knows if Tia headed in any specific direction or even which way everyone else passed through, help us narrow down which ones might be Tia's
Rolled 2>>30952982Actually thinking about it Tia wears heels right?Those shouldn't be hard to pick out among all the other footprints
Rolled 1>>30952982>look fr tracks and traces if someone's passageDice look good so far today
>>30953126Unless she's in warform
>>30953131I spoke too soon
>>30953154The dice gods are tricky, and require a worship of tears
Rolled 1>>30952982>>Head straight ahead and keep your eyes open.
Rolled 3>>30953183That sounds like the type of god I want to be exigent of! That or Plentimon.
Mental + Zenith = 6 9 6 8 2 9 = 3 successesYou carefully explore your surroundings. The ground is a sludgy mix of soil, dead grass, and dirty water. Dark, gnarly dead trees stretch their limbs to the overcast sky.You're not sure how following tracks works in the Wyld, or even if it works, but what else can you rely on?The fact that there are fishes made of liquid glass swimming in the water, and around you flutter butterflies whose delicate wings are expertly crafted from tiny bits of human skin mounted on a silver wire frame, is not reassuring on the logic of this place.However, after you and your men have searched around a while (and found some even stranger things), you stumble into a shattered bone knife and a bit of dark red blood spattered on a tree.A bit further ahead, a cut on a tree's trunk, like an axe blow missing the mark."I think we're on the right track, boss." One of the pirates mentions, handling the knife in his hands. Another pirate slaps it out of his hands. "Don't touch that stuff."As you follow the track in the thicker part of the forest, you come across a shattered tree covered in blood.No, not shattered - it's been cleanly cut in half by a single blow. The cut is perfect, with no splintering."Something tells me she's passed by here.""You don't say."Less than twenty meters from there, you stumble into a massive pile of hacked bodies of hobgoblin lizardmen, most of which look like they've been passed through a very sharp blender. There are bits scattered everywhere."Alright, yeah. You're right. DEFINITELY been through here.""Told ya.""Shut up, you two.""Are they... dead?""What do you THINK, genius?"From here on, it's very easy to see the rest of the track. Just follow the cut trees: she basically blazed a trail.You wonder if she did that to leave a track on purpose, or she was just venting.>Follow the trail>Search the corpse pile>Move away from the trail and into the swamp>Turn back>Other
>>30953183This is why I prefer the Emperor's Tarot
>>30953203>Search the corpse pileMake sure those are actually dead fae and not just fakes, if they are real we might actually be on the right track and not heading into a trapFuck fae
Rolled 8>>30953203>follow the trail
Rolled 6>>30953203>Follow the trail
>>30953203>Search the corpse pile.
Rolled 4>>30953203Check the corpses, then keep moving. There might be a living one in there.
Rolled 10>>30953203>Search the corpse pileIt must be the Power of Love for Maka to understand Tia's intentions.
Rolled 2>>30953203>search the corpse pile>follow the trail if satisfied by corpse pile search>otherwise, move off the trail
Rolled 6>>30953203>Search the corpse pileWell, not search it so much as check to make sure it isn't a glamor.
Rolled 4>>30953203>Search the corpse pileBetter safe then sorry.
>>30953246>Rifling through corpses>"What are you doing?">POWER OF LOVE
Did... did Tia deal with us criticizing her for killing someone by going out and killing more people? Granted they needed killing, but still
>>30953297More to the point, her reaction to us being concerned that she's too reckless and careless is to go be reckless and careless out in the Wyld by herself.
Rolled 3>>30953203>Search the corpse pileThen>Follow the trail
Mental + Twilight = 8 6 4 10 = 3 successesBy now you're quite paranoid of fae trickery. You order your men to stand back, and approach the corpse pile.The bodies are slowly melting and vanishing, returning to the stuff of the Wyld. Despite this odd behaviour, it seems to be nothing more than a giant pile of corpses.Looking around better, you find the distinctive footprints of Tia's stiletto boots into the soft ground. It was definitely her.Nothing you find in there seems suspicious, so you decide to move out, with your volunteers, along the path.You keep travelling following the trail for about a hour (you THINK - it's hard to gauge the passing of time here) until you reach a more open, less forested plain, where the ground is more solid - more grassland than forested swamp. Of course, purple grass is kind of unusual, but you've seen worse in this crazy realm.However, you hear and see, moving through the fog, not much further ahead, what appears to be a rather large party - which is, doubtlessly, partially made up of hobgoblin lizardmen, as you recognize their distinctive vocalizations.>Set up an ambush>Charge them>Meet them up in open ground, blocking their way>Conceal your group and let them pass>Other?
Rolled 4>>30953357>Set up an ambushBut observe first. Get some eyes on them and see what's up.
>>30953297No, Tia reacted to her concern about killing someone that we wanted to keep alive that turned out needed to be killed before he mindraped us into submission by going out and eliminating any other targets that might pose us harm. We more or less just proved to her that we're too naive to be trusted with our own safety.
Rolled 5>>30953357>Set up an ambush
Rolled 6>>30953357>Conceal your group and let them passBetter play it safe, we aren't here to kick butts, but to find Tia.
Rolled 5>>30953357How much larger in comparison to our group?I'm up for an ambush if they don't outrageously outnumber us
>>30953357>Set up an ambush>>30953386Forgot the vote
>>30951812>>30950604is this official art for this quest? Or was someone's weaboo slut pilfered and put to better use?
Rolled 9>>30953357>set up an ambushBut observe first. >Tia's stiletto bootsSee? If she has them why can't we? I vote to get a pair ASAP
Rolled 9>>30953406The latter
>>30953406Someone's weaboo slut AFAIK.
Rolled 5>>30953406It's the latter.
>>30953382You'd probably have a better point if he had been actually trying to mindrape us. He wasn't because it wouldn't work and he knew it. That's why he targeted Tia
>>30953386Single success, not good guys.
>>30953424What? If it's Dawn+anything (because WAR) we've got more than that.
>>30953413>>30953415>>30953419figured, second pic lacks exalted trappings. Still is there more pictures that could be re-educated?
>>30953453Nope, the artist's pixiv page only has those two pictures of that specific character. Though, it's actually fanart, IIRC.
>>30953453http://danbooru.donmai.us/posts?tags=ranouThat's the artist's tags. I don't think there's anything else of that specific character, though.
Rolled 8>>30953453http://gelbooru.com/index.php?page=post&s=list&tags=ran%27ou_%28tamago_no_kimi%29&pid=0There's some other brown-skinned white-haired women there, but no more of that particular character.
Rolled 8>>30953485Huh, there's some good stuff here, never would have thought.
Rolled 2I just wish we could rebalance our OP picture's colors a bit to give her skin less of a blue tone and more of a yellow tone. She's a very blue-toned brown, and that's not very appropriate for a Southerner. Moreso for a Westerner.
>>30953477>>30953485Figures. Well that's too bad.
Rolled 5>>30953477>Though, it's actually fanart, IIRC.Really? It has the Original tag on the boorus. If it is fanart, we could find more pictures of the character.
>>30953440Pretty sure we can only get up to six dice for Dawn stuf without using charms. We don't have an applicable charm and there's only one success in the first six dice.
>>30953545No, I mean the difficulty.No way only an 8 passed on a Dawn skill.
Rolled 1>>30953558...what? 7+ is a success, with 10's counting as two successes. Exalted uses a fixed threshold for measuring success on a die.
>>30953568We've gotten way more successes on lower-than-sevens in the past before. Tons of times.
Rolled 4>>30953589...no. We definitely haven't. 7, 8, and 9 are one success, and 10 is two successes. You're very wrong.
>>30953568not quite. 7 is 'standard' difficulty out of combat, 6 is 'standard' in it. But depending on how easy or hard something is, that difficulty can be raised or lowered, and sometimes multiple successes are also needed, even though one successful die roll normlly gives you an average success
>>30953589Per die:Rolled 7-9 = 1 successRolled 10 = 2 successesNow, if no successes are rolled for a given action, but at least one 1 is we botch, sort of like a critfail.Most actions require some number of successes to be rolled and the outcome is affected by the number of extra successes we rolled or failed to roll.
Rolled 5>>30953622No, it's not. Maybe that was true in 1e, but this has been based on 2e so far. 7+ is the threshold for success.
Rolled 5>>30953622Are you sure you're talking about Exalted? Other storyteller systems use variable TNs, but in Exaltion only sids can do that.
Rolled 7>>30953653Infernals can lower their TN down to 6 with an excellency expansion, but aside from that, you're completely correct.>>30953679Sidereal exalted.
>>30953689What are you talking about?
Rolled 9>>30953689Sidereal Exalted. Solars are the chosen of the Sun, Lunars of the Moon, and Sidereals of the Stars - the Maidens of Fate, specifically. They get powers based around manipulating fate/probability/physics. They can do things like hide in teacups, shoot a handful of sand out of a bow, and dodge by having always been having tea all afternoon instead of fighting you in the first place.In-character, almost no humans in Creation remember they exist, because they broke the part of reality that lets people remember they exist. Exalts have less of a problem with this, and gods don't have any problem remembering them at all. Still, there's basically a 100% chance we've never heard of them in-character.They work as secret agents/ninjas for the Bureau of Destiny in Heaven.Any other questions?
>>30953689The Sidereals are the Exalted of the Five Maidens of Destiny: Mercury, the Maiden of Journeys, Venus, the Maiden of Serenity, Mars, the Maiden of War, Jupiter, the Maiden of Secrets, and Saturn, the Maiden of Endings. There are only 100 of them, and they oversea the Loom of Fate in Heaven, which directs destiny for Creation.Because of their connection to Fate, they're particularly good with Charms that bend reality. They also have impressive martial arts.
>>30953711>>30953723>the Joke----------------------------->Your head
>>30953711Don't be silly. There's no Sidereal Exalted. What's next? A secret society of expert assassins who kill people with their clothes and base in teahouses all over Creation?
>>30953732There are a lot of people new to Exalted in the thread. Gotta cover for them.
Rolled 6>>30953732There are plenty of people in this quest who don't know anything about the Exalted setting. I had a feeling that might be the joke, but I wasn't going to risk letting an honest question go unanswered, mate.It was definitely funny, though.
>>30953746Would be fun to play a Sidereal in a possible future quest. Fuck around with fate, causality, space-time, and such
>>30953853There was a Sidereal quest quite some time ago. It wasn't terribly popular.
Mental + Dawn = 4 8 5 6 5 = 1 success (and yes, 7-8-9 = 1 succ., 10 = 2 succ, no successes and one or more 1 = critical failure)You order your men to stop and lay low.Form out of the fog emerges a group of lizardmen. They're carrying, by hand or on pulled carts, boxes, chests and bags of various types. An enormously muscular monster with two deer heads grafted on an oversized human body accompanies them.At the back of the column, a fae apparently made up entirely of a mass of water (or some other liquid, given the distinctly blue tint) held together in human shape is riding on a small but elegant black sedan chair carried by four of the largest lizardmen of the group, apparently made of lacquered wood."...Halt." she orders, stopping her entire group. The lizardmen drop their baggage and draw weapons nervously. "I can see you." the Fae says. "Come out, I have no intention to fight. I'd like to have a word with you.">stay hidden>charge>come out, listen>come out, pretend to listen, then surprise attack>other?
Rolled 5>>30953871>come out, listenIf it's not about Tia, attack.Fuck Raksha
Rolled 9>>30953871>come out, listenAlone, our dudes stay hidden, but I don't trust her, fuck fae
>>30953871>come out, listenprepare to fuck her up
Rolled 9>>30953923Plz no reddit>literally, le this>just came here to say: this
Rolled 10>>30953871>come out, pretend to listen, pretend to attack
Rolled 7>>30953871>come out, listenMake sure we're always prepared to fuck them all up at the first sign of it being required.
Rolled 7>>30953871>They're carrying, by hand or on pulled carts, boxes, chests and bags of various types.It looks like they're leaving here, If they are actually leaving I say we let them get the fuck out>come out, listen
Rolled 9>>30953952>pretend to attackGAH, meant:>ready to attack
Sidereals are the basedest. Fuck self entitled solar twats and moon yiffs. Sids run the world since the gods decided 'Fuck everything and let's get high forever' so that everything didn't just go down the shitter.
>>30953871The dice gods smile upon us!
Why are we talking? We should fuck the fucker up, and perhaps loot the stuff.
>>30953968Yeah, no. Sids are also responsible for the world descending into barbarity from two apocalypses, first the end of the First Age, an era of plenty and high magitech, then again after the Contagion and Balorian Crusade killed/destroyed 90% of Creation.
You emerge from your (apparently insufficient) hiding place. The lizardmen snarl, but stand still. Your men follow you out of hiding, clenching their weapons and making superstitious gestures."What do you want." You hiss. "Where is Tia?"She blinks. "I can assume that Tia is the Exalted currently carving a bloody swath across the swamp?"You nod."Oh, so she's the one I'm trying to run away from."You nod."Well..." The fae brushes back her liquid hair. "I've decided to call it quits. Dorian was a good lord, but he's too tied to this place to know when he should give up. I've managed to wrestle myself free from his control, and now I have every intention to leave the wreck you've made of my place and find another home. You win, Exalted. Just let me through without giving me trouble and we can both be on our merry way.">Let her through>Attack her party>Ask for tribute in exchange for letting her through>Ask for directions to the fortress in exchange for letting her through>Other?
Rolled 9>>30954039>Ask for directions to the fortress in exchange for letting her through
>>30954039>>Ask for tribute in exchange for letting her throughbla bla heart cup sword
Rolled 6>>30954039Swear upon your Heart that you will not harm, directly or indirectly, myself, nor anybody currently assaulting the Wyld, nor anybody they know, and I will let you pass
Rolled 9>>30954039>Ask for tribute in exchange for letting her throughMite as well
>>30954039How big is their group?Because if she's leaving I'm okay with letting her go, after she swears she isn't going to hurt anyone else on the island and is going to leave and never come back>Ask for directions to the fortress in exchange for letting her through
>>30954039>Ask for her Heart GraceYeah, no.
Rolled 4>>30954039>>Attack her partyone fae already tried the peaceful trick, it backfired on us and themfuck her and fuck the fae
>>30954039>Ask for directions to the fortress in exchange for letting her throughAsk where she's going, if she plans to leave Creation then we'll have no issue with doing this.
Rolled 2>>30954039>Ask for tribute in exchange for letting her throughand also >>30954081we don't want a sneak attack
>>30954039>Ask for directions to the fortress in exchange for letting her throughI'd rather stuff but get her to swear to get the fuck out and directions and I'm good
Rolled 1>>30954039> Directions to the forest, and leave a box of good stuff for our men so they don't feel cheated.
>>30954091>>Ask for her Heart Gracewant to enlighten an uneducated anon?
>>30954035Contagion is ultimately the god's fault.And solar twats would have kaboom'ed everything, if not based sids would bravely cut their throats in sleep by way of dragondinkies.
Rolled 4>>30954112basically what simulates a Soul for fae nobles, as well as giving them independent thought and the concept of emotion
>>30954039>Attack her party"I'm totally not trying to trick you, nuh uh!"
>>30954120Contagion was launched by the Dowager. What do gods have to do with it?
Rolled 1>>30954112The Fae do not have emotions, they are just a hungry reality maw, they fake emotions and stuff with graces, that are objects.The Hearts Grace is their Will. Without it they have no free will and they have the will of the one who has it to a greater or lesser degree depending on interpretation.
>>30954120With that line of logic everything is the fault of the Primordials, in the end
>>30954177not really. The gods murdered a bunch of dudes that can exert considerable influence after being dead. It's not the fault of the watch dogs that can't see over the fence, that these dead people are leaking gas into the lawn. It is more a direct fault of the original murderers though that these dead people want revenge.
>>30954091Remember how last thread EF reminded us that no non fae on the island even know what Graces are? Yeah, that's a thing you should account for.
>>30954035>Implying Solars and their nearly destroying all reality every week because they were bored was any betterBut seriously, we should keep the splat arguing/fanwanking out of these quest threads. This is what the general is for.
>>30954039>Attack her partyFUCK dealing with Fae. Seriously fuck every bit of it. I don't care if she's being truthful, there's way too heavy of a chance that she's trying to trick us. The only good Raksha is a dead one.
Rolled 10>>30954039>Let her throughAsking for a tribute would just guarantee her betrayal. Narrative Wyld, and all that.
>>30954120There was no guarantee that the Path of Gold would have destroyed the world, but it was directly the fault of the Usurpation that the Deathlords exist, and even without them life in the Shogunate was significantly worse than life under the Deliberative. For one, since mortals could no longer have a chance of being your next life, life got significantly worse for them.At least the Lunars have been trying to make Creation a better place. The Sids are swamped just trying to keep it from getting worse.
>>30954039Did we not fucking learn from last time not to trust Fae who pretend not to mean us any harm? Fucking kill it.
Rolled 5>>30954039Don't forget to roll guys
Rolled 2>>30954039>Ask for tribute in exchange for letting her through>>30954242But we know that Fae can give some things as a way of binding an oath. Make him swear an oath, that he will not attack any member of the "Fuck-the-Wyld" coalition, and tell him to give his Sword for a year to sanctify it.
Rolled 3>>30954251Forgot to roll.
I swear, when I will GM a quest I won't tell anybody what system it is placed in to avoid "discussions" such as ITT.
>>30954280>But we know that Fae can give some things as a way of binding an oathBecause that worked so well for us last time...Also, its not a he.Pay attention fool.
>>30954280>demand her sword to seal the dealI'm absolutely fine with that, just don't be surprised if she takes that demand literally and hands us a gossamer sword instead of her Sword Grace.
Rolled 3>>30954039>Attack her party>Demand her Heart GraceI'm half convinced it's a cunning ruse and she's still working for the Fae Lord. Either she dies or we make sure it's not the case.
You. Fucking. Idiots.Maka doesn't actually know anything about graces at all, just what she's previously heard.Not only that, but she took Garnet's heart before, and fucking look how that turned out. Stop trying to fucking meta, or fucking capture a Fae and just kill the thing.
>>30954335She didn't take his heart, just received an oath of loyalty.
Rolled 1>>30954335>she took Garnet's heart before, and fucking look how that turned outNo, she took his love. There's a huge difference.But yes, they're being meta as fuck, and there zero chance this fae would surrender her graces without a fight.
Rolled 7>>30954306the problem with binding Fae with oaths is not that they break their word, its that they know the loopholes. For example, Garnet never swore he wouldn't hurt us, or that he wouldn't hurt Tia, only that he would love us forever
>>30954347>oath of loyalty.Not even that, if she wants to leave then I'm all for that as long as she swears to actually do that and never come back, emphasis on not coming back and fucking is over
Regardless of all this, EF even said that if we want to start acting like we know ANYTHING about shit like Graces, we should get Twilight 5 first.
Rolled 10>>30954039Don't attack her, but take what we can get
Guys, since we only have three health levels at the moment, might I suggest we open any combat engagement with our scene long soak charm?
>>30954389>Take what we can getI hope you mean in terms of oaths. We don't was out men to get tired out hauling her crap for her.
Rolled 3>>30954393yesBut I'm voting for tribute and an oath of pacifism rather than combat. We need a net gain, combat will end with a loss of resources
We're also outnumbered out of the ass, if we in a fight our mooks are gonna get wrecked get them to swear an oath to leave and let them
Fuck all you diplomancing faggots who think merely getting an oath or two on her way out will keep us safe and complete our objectives.Its idiots like you who caused the shit with Garnet, and now your causing more shit for us in the future and wherever the fuck know where the bitch will go after you let her waltz away.If you think she's going to honour her oaths to the spirit and not the letter, your deluding yourselves, the fae are like petty vindictive contract lawyers that will murderize you and steal your soul.The only good fae is a dead fae.
Your raise a finger, pointing straight at her."I really, really, REALLY want to kill you." You inform her."That seems to be the mood, yes." She notes, unamused."...But there's one thing that I want more than punching you, and it's to find that damn fortress, and Tia. Tell me how to get to there, and I'll let you through.""Oh, is that all?" She asks, sounding a bit surprised. "Follow the trail your friend carved. You should end up at my freehold, or what's left of it I guess. From there, follow the Red Road until you reach the roots of the Starleaf Tree. The tree is the center of the swamp: from there you can easily reach any place you wish. But first, you'll have to best its guardian. You look capable enough, though.""...Do all directions in the Wyld HAVE to be this messed-up?""What do you mean, messed-up? It makes perfect sense." She grins. "Well then, I'll be going.""Wait." You block her. "Swear that you're not going to harm anyone or anything as long as you're on Tianna, and that once you abandon the island you'll never come back. Of course this includes your servants as well, and includes especially eating or damaging people's souls."She blinks. "I swear.""Swear properly."She sighs. "You're a smart one, are you? Fine, but you'll also have to swear that I won't be harmed as long as I'm here. I'm no longer a combatant, after all. Not just that you won't harm me: Swear that you'll do your best to keep people like your crazy friend off my back.">Swear>Don't swear
>>30954484Will 'swear'ing actually magically bind us to do what we 'swear' to do?
Rolled 9>>30954484Throw in a box of gossamer and you have a deal
Rolled 1>>30954484>Swear that you'll do your best to keep people like your crazy friend off my back."hehehheheheheheTia ain't our crazy friend, she's our lover/partner, so we'd be free to let her loose on this bitch, also our 'best' does not mean we'll succeed, and she only said>off my backso throwing Tia at her face first is valid
Rolled 5>>30954518seconding thisif she agrees, swear that she shall be treated as a refuge so long as she does not attack anybody
>>30954513You have no idea.(also gonna have a brief AFK)
Rolled 7>>30954541>if she agrees, swear that she shall be treated as a refuge so long as she does not attack anybodyDon't do that, swear to what she said EXACTLY, it gives us loads of loopholes to still utterly fucker her over and end her should we wish to.If we swear to ANYTHING with this bitch, it will be explicitly this, verbatim:>Swear that you'll do your best to keep people like your crazy friend off my back."
>>30954484Fuck, we can only guarantee she won't be harmed if we escort her out personally. And her definition of "harmed" probably doesn't resemble ours.>Don't swear
Rolled 6>>30954513absolutelywhich is why oaths get longer and more complicated the smarter the person you're dealing with is. Loopholes are how you break deals, otherwise the oath will fuck you up
>>30954554then we're gonna ask the bitch if thats the case before we swear ANYTHINGwe're not gonna get fucked over by loopholes or shit she withholds from us>>30954484ask her >>30954513 and if she is not truthful on the matter, then anything we swear to her is null and void
>>30954484>Don't swearFuck herFuck the faeWe're not gonna have another Garnet on our hands
Rolled 8>>30954484>Swear that you'll do your best to keep people like your crazy friend off my back.Tia's our husband, not our friend-she must be talking about Dancing Smoke or Flow. and there's nobody like any of those three
Rolled 5>>30954567We could specify Tia in the oath and as long as she doesn't do anything wouldn't we be okay?
Rolled 4>>30954627don't specify shit if your going to be stupid enough to swear an oath to any fae, it just gives them more room to utterly fuck you overif we give any notion of who Tia is to us, the fae will alter the deal, so fuck off with that, and fuck this bitches vague ass 'oath', we're not suffering another fucking garnet>>30954484>Don't swear
>>30954627Pretty sure we wants protection from more than just Tia. I'm just saying that if we do this wrong we could be sidelining ourself from a good chunk of the boss fight.
>>30954484>Don't swearHahahaha no. We're not making any promises to any fae. She doesn't want to swear not to hurt anyone without anything in return, she gets pasted.
Rolled 9>>30954484Swear, with a If you fuck me over all bets are off clause
Rolled 4>>30954660we're already sidelining ourself because the bitch is not dead yet, and any time we waste trying to get oaths and shit out of her gives her more time to lie and trick and deceive us so she can kill us when we turn out back
>>30954680You want to give the Fae an escape clause? Really?
Rolled 6>>30954484>Don't swearNo. Fuck her. The deal is that we don't wreck her shit right now. Fuck swearing shit to a Fae.
Rolled 7>>30954484Swear, if she leaves immediately.
>>30954680yYu really think a 5 word clause is going to stop her from doing just that?Goddamn there are some monumentally stupid people playing.Did you not learn anything from Garnet and his lies? This bitch is exactly the same and will do exactly the same if you don't end her sorry ass right now.
Rolled 10>>30954682>>30954682>>30954682>>30954682FUCKING THIS.
Rolled 7>>30954712The dice gods are with us anons, fuck the bitch, fuck her pathetic oaths and fake truths and lies.Fuck. This. Cunt.>>30954484>Don't swear
I can only hope that this rather brief conversation has given Tia time to catch up some so she can help out in the inevitable fight, because fuck this hag and her lies.I have to get some sleep now but fellow anons, stay strong and remember, the only good fae is a dead fae (and even then their still despicable little shits).
Rolled 4>>30954484>Don't swear
Rolled 1>>30954484>Don't swearHow about you swear and I don't kill you and take your stuff
Rolled 4we can easily go back on our word without any consequence and even if we do not we cant command others not to kill her since we will be in the wyld.Seriously people we have better things to do atm, and that is finding Tia before she gets injured or worse.
Rolled 6>>30954484Sweardoing our best means we don't get burnt if we fail, and Tia's both rather unique
Rolled 10don't do itTia's coming, and she's murderous. She'll see this as a massive betrayal, which it kinda is
Rolled 10>>30954484>Don't swear
Rolled 9>>30954484>Don't swearsecond date with Tia: beating the shit out of a Fae Noble
Rolled 6>Don't swearI bet Tia is right behind her and we can fuck her up and take all her stuff
>>30954484>Don't swearwe spared one Fae, and he tried to kill us and our Lunar Mate
Rolled 9>>30954484>Don't swearKick her in the head.
>>30954484>>Sweardon't attack her you stupid fucks.
Rolled 4>>30955160Seriously. She has a whole entourage - we only have ten mortals backing us. We might win, but it would cost us dearly.
Rolled 1Why in the fuck are you assholes actually trying to make deals with Fae AGAIN? Was the last one not enough? Holy fucking shit I'm done with this. All of you are idiots.
>>30955176Tia is chasing this chickwe swear and we will have to stop her, probably violently, from attacking someone we owe no loyalty to. That is a much bigger cost than being a bit outnumbered until the living blender that is our wife/husband shows up
Rolled 7>>30954484>Don't swear
>>30954484>Don't swear>Swear that you'll do your best to keep people like your crazy friend off my back.This part screams NOPE to me. There is no guarantee that she will leave Tianna after this.
>>30954484>>SwearAs long as she leaves immediatly
>>30954484>Don't swearFae can't be trusted. As soon as she turns hostile turn on Iron Kettle Body.
>>30954484>Don't swearCrikey. We might need some extra dots in Eclipse and Mental.
>>30955160>>30955176Their entourage does not matter in the least. With Iron Kettle Body and IPP they have no way of hurting us. By the way, what would happen to our wow if it gets attacked on the way there?You know how it will try to break it? She will go to the camp, get attack and then beat a hasty retreat. With our oath broken it would then have free reign to eat souls of children all over Creation. Kill her here.
Man Fae suck so much ass
>>30955431That's not remotely true. With a weapon damage bonus they can hurt us once each. Stop talking out of your ass.
Rolled 8>>30954484>SwearThrow in some stuffIt's not binding for us, anyways
>>30955453All of them? No way. At most only the boss has a damage booster, the others are extras.Also, the other part of my post is just as important. Fae can't be trusted. Do we want to learn from experience or not? Exactly what would we tell Tia if we let her go? That the Fae gave us its word?
If swear ends up winning at least get them to swear not to provoke anyone, hell get them to actively avoid everyone
>>30955501>Exactly what would we tell Tia if we let her go? That the Fae gave us its word?That we were more interested in finding her and finishing the job than killing everything. That's her bloody problem, that she goes strait to murder.
>>30955514This, a thousand fucking times.
Rolled 7>>30955535IT. IS. A. FAE.THERE IS NOTHING REDEEMABLE. DID WE NOT LEARN THAT ALREADY YOU FUCKING MONGOLOIDS.
remember when people said we could always find another fae? And now that we've found another one they want to kill all Fae everywhere? Yeah, I'm regretting that we failed the rolls to save Garnet now.
Rolled 10>>30955563When I said that, I meant once we're done with this whole situation. Not like IMMEDIATELY afterwards. There's still shit we need to deal with first.Jesus fuck.
>>30955554No, no we did not. Truly nonredeemable creatures make for boring stories anyway.
>>30955554There is also nothing redeemable about an EVIL volcano goddess hapily wanting HUMAN sacrifices, yet we still allied with her.
>>30955535We came here to get rid off the Raksha in the first place, not to let them out into Creation. We have full essence and some mooks with us unlike the last time and if we initiate combat Tia should join the fray (since they are running from her.)Solar Hero Style + Iron Kettle Body should do the job. The only reason we got hurt so much last time is because /tg/ always opts to save essence.
>>30955535This Noble is part of the job. Running or not, she WILL be a threat later. Garnet proved that they will turn on us if they think we have something interesting
Rolled 8>>30955594Except we had a goddamned Eclipse there to bind the fucking agreement with his powers. There are serious repercussions to breaking an oath with an Eclipse. We have nothing up our sleeve, here.
>>30955594there actually is. Gods can change, because they have actual souls and emotions. Fae simulate these things in order to fit into Creation. So they literally cannot be redeemed, while anything of Creation can be, it's just really fucking hard in some cases
>>30955594Occasional human sacrifice vs. trying to unmake all of Creation into chaos are not the same thing at all. If the first is evil, the other is off the scale evil.>>30955587Either we get its grace or we kill it. Swearing is not enough. We should have at least learned that much.
>>30955583I'm not saying that we should try to recruit her now. I'm saying Listen to what people are saying. Look at >>30955657 do you see him supporting getting a pet fae somewhere down the line?
>>30955628So you don't mind allying with an evil god as long as we can put a leash on it, but you throw a tantrum when we can get a fae to swear it won't hurt anyone on the island? It didn't even ask for human sacrifices.
For fucks sake. Stop pretending objective morality is a thing in exalted.
>>30955680>evil godNot this shit again. Can we please just stop the pointless moralfag bitch sessions already?Please hurry back, EF.
>>30955594Again, you're confusing EVIL with Prideful and Hungry. Is Dancing Smoke a good god? No, but she isn't out to destroy creation, end all sentient life or even comit genocide. It say she's selfish neutral with a little crazy from loneliness thrown in. The fae are pretty much destructive anthropomorphized pure chaos, so again not exactly EVIL, but a hell of a lot closer and not something we can rehabilitate to be useful.
>>30955691No anon, just don't respond to any volcano god post, it kills the threads
>>30955680Because you can't fucking trust a Fae. You can't. You can deal with gods and shit, you can change them, but you can't change Raksha. They're not of Creation. It's justFucking... you know what? Nevermind. I'm fucking done with this whole thing. It's been one trainwreck after another. I'm goddamn done.
>>30955680We can expect Dancing Smoke to not to stab us in the back unlike the one here.
>>30955712I was referring to the Fae as well.
Rolled 4>>30955668>. trying to unmake all of Creation into chaosNot what most fae actually want. Most shaped have gotten used to creation and like it too much to really want to destroy it. They couldn't go back to the deep wyld even if the wanted.
Rolled 6This is the oldest trick in the book. Have someone betray the PC, watch as the players' paranoia causes them a disatvantage. Then watch them become super trusting and betray them again.
>>30956043Did you think that /tg/ wouldn't fall for it, every time?
>>30956043Nah, it could easily worm out of its oath.. With it dead at least we would have a firm grasp on things.
>>30956139>Nah, it could easily worm out of its oathdisagree. And even if she does for some strange reason, so what? We'll kill her then.
Sorry, IRL mess happening. BRB.
>>30956253The curse strikes again.Also this thread is probably going to die pretty soon
>>30956358Archive it and wait for EF to make a new one then
>>30956375On my phone, so someone else will have to do it.
Mental + Twilight = 9 1 5 7 = 2 successes"Alright. I swear." You reply after some hesitation."Swear properly." She replies, using your exact same tone of voice of when you said that to her. "If I have to swear a binding oath that well-worded and that specific, you'll have to swear one too. This swamp is crawling with mortals, gods, spirits and Exalted of your alliance, and I don't want to get in any trouble. I just want to exist peacefully. And, I gave you what you wanted for free and with no guarantees on your part, after all, did I not?""...What do you want me to swear?""I and my associates will not harm you and your associates, and you and your associates will not harm me and my associates, as long as I remain in this swamp and for five days after I've left. When I leave, I will spend those five days entirely travelling away from this island to the best of my abilities, and will never return afterwards." She words, in a very detailed way, as she draws from out of her body a short, curved knife apparently made of beautiful transparent glass. It might look like Chiaroscuran glass, but the craftsmanship is quite different, and unparalleled. The substance reflects all of the hues of the rainbow."...What's that for?" You say, eyeing the weapon suspiciously."Proof that I won't hurt you. I'll relinquish my weapon. All my servants will do the same. Of course, that would leave us defenseless, so I expect you to defend us.""ME? I should defend YOU?" You ask, surprised at her statement.
"Or I guess you could leave us our weapons? Your choice. But in any case I don't want to be hurt. Either you leave me able to defend myself, or if you don't trust me, you defend me.""Even if I make an oath for myself, I can't promise anything for the other members of the alliance." You point out."Then just promise for yourself. That you'll do your absolute best, short of physical violence, to protect us from them."You try and calm your mind down, and focus. It's a gut feeling, but you don't think that she has any way of enforcing an oath on you. Your Integrity-Protecting Prana should prevent that. She knows that, of course, so you can only assume that she expects you to keep your word out of honesty rather than any sort of supernatural enforcement.>Attack>(truth) Swear not to harm them if she swears not to harm you, they can keep their weapons>(lie) Swear not to harm them if she swears not to harm you, they can keep their weapons>(truth) Swear not to harm them if she swears not to harm you, they have to drop their weapons>(lie) Swear not to harm them if she swears not to harm you, they have to drop their weapons>Swear nothing, she either swears unilaterally to not harm anyone and leaves or you attack>Swear nothing, don't require her to swear anything
>>30956490>(truth) Swear not to harm them if she swears not to harm you, they have to drop their weapons
Rolled 4>>30956490>(truth) Swear not to harm them if she swears not to harm you, they have to drop their weapons
Rolled 9>>30956490>(truth) Swear not to harm them if she swears not to harm you, they have to drop their weaponsI still want some of there treasure, a chest full of gossamer would go great at outfitting our mooks
>>30956490>(truth) Swear not to harm them if she swears not to harm you, they have to drop their weaponsShould we follow them back? Now that we know where the boss is, we should get reunited with the rest of the forces, and didn't she say that Tia is following them? That's our best chance to find her, I think.
Rolled 5>>30956490>(truth) Swear not to harm them if she swears not to harm you, they have to drop their weaponsand afterwards, straight up tell her to move as quick as possible, because our best will not be able to stop Tia if she's as mad as we think she is
Rolled 8>>30956490>(truth) Swear not to harm them if she swears not to harm you, they have to drop their weaponsHer oath is 'not going to harm anyone or anything as long as you're on Tianna, and that once you abandon the island you'll never come back. Of course this includes your servants as well, and includes especially eating or damaging people's souls' Which boils down to leave and never come back, good enough?
Just a quick reminder for everyone:Raksha do not have actual feelings. She is not actually making a decision to leave, she is just playing out a part. She can change that decision at any time. Especially when it seems to be the most fortuitous for the sake of story.You are all playing into her story by dealing with her.
>>30956490>Swear nothing, don't require her to swear anything
Rolled 8>>30956490Wait how long do they expect us to defend her?Until she leaves the island? five days after?
>>30956685She said "do not harm", not "protect".
>>30956685Until she leaves the island.
>>30956490>(truth) Swear not to harm them if she swears not to harm you, they have to drop their weaponsafterwards, tell her that your track record with telling Tia not to kill fae is pretty bad, so she might want to hurry
Rolled 8>>30956680yes, she is playing a part. But she cannot change the part she plays, especially not once oathbound. Tianna will be safe from her. Other places may not be, and she could show up later on in the Quest though
>>30956704>I'll relinquish my weapon. All my servants will do the same. Of course, that would leave us defenseless, so I expect you to defend us.
>>30956490>Attack>>30956599>>30956634>>30956636>>30956647>>30956567>>30956587I know this choice seems a bit coldblooded, but we are once again falling for its sweet words and getting swayed by the context.We need to get rid of the Raksha for the good of Creation. It is why we came here. It would be far preferable to ignore its words and attack here.This deal it is offering us is advantageous to it.
Rolled 8>>30956783We'll need to take her at least to the boat so they don't get in any fights with Samiel and Zaan if he's still there, if Zaan is there hopefully he can message Talon not to mess with her and we can part ways from there, if not we'll have to take her at least up til the ocean
>>30956490>AttackWe gain nothing out of this
Rolled 7>>30956816All of this will be time we need to spend finding Tia who was headed or at this Fae's previous Freehold
Rolled 8>>30956490>AttackI hope we get to vote on which charms to use if we pick this
Rolled 2>>30956802>>30956832I'm not interested in burning essence to kill a fay, i'm interested in getting this fay out of our hair and finding Tia.Letting the fay walk away is the simplest solution.
>>30956876This, I know we got burned by Garnet before, but that was partially our fault for leaving it as such a shitty oath, if a raksha swears something she'll do it, I want her gone with no time wasted, I'd be okay with her keeping her weapon and jus swearing not to hurt anyone
>>30956876Why did Tia run out in the first place? Because fae tricked us. Garnet swore to love us and then put us in a chunk of ice while setting off Tia.He seemed very convincing until that happened even to the point of getting stabbed for us.We are definitely going to regret it if we do not resolve this situation here.That situation proved that words are useless because the fae will just reframe them to whatever it suits them the most.This dagger she is giving us is probably not its Sword grace.
"...Alright." You hiss."Silk." She says."...Pardon?""It's my name. Silk." She says, holding her glass knife between two of her slimy fingers. With a bit of pressure, she shatters it, and it explodes in a million fragments.All of her hobgoblins immediately drop their weapons."And by my name, and by the cup and sword and ring and staff, I swear to not do harm within Tianna, and up to five days after leaving it, like we agreed, as long as your side of the oath is kept."You sigh tiredly. "...And I swear that I will defend you from my allies, like we agreed, as long as your side of the oath is kept.""I can only imagine you met Garnet." Silk replies, slowly sinking into her sedan chair with a satisfied look on her face."You know him, I imagine." The hobgoblin pick up their luggage again and begin marching away. "Yes. He's a tricky bastard." She says, assuming a more comfortable position, reclining back."Doesn't that count for all fae?" You wonder."We are what we want to be." She replies enigmatically as your two groups pass each other along the way."So what do YOU want to be?" You ask her back, without bothering to look at her."Relaxed." She mumbles as her group vanishes into the fog.[session end]
Rolled 6>>30957000>He seemed very convincingbecause what he said was true, he DID love us.>That situation proved that words are useless because the fae will just reframe them to whatever it suits them the most.no, it proves that very poorly chosen words are useless. EVERYONE with 2 braincells saw the giant loophole in his oath
>>30957009So tired of Fae
>>30957043>EVERYONE with 2 braincells saw the giant loophole in his oathIf you look hard enough, you can find a loophole in anything.
>>30957009I'm a bit confused. Did we promise to protect her but then go in the opposite direction of her group? Or are we just to tell everyone else not to attack her and defend her short of violence if we're around when she meets one of our allies?
>>30957099That doesn't excuse us falling for it.
Rolled 4>>30957099and Fae look hard enough, when they want to. Silk doesn't have a pressing want to be here or hurt us, while Garnet wanted the 'beauty in our soul' to belong to only him, so he decided his love would be so yandere Tia looks rational by comparison
>>30956783Her expectation might be wrong. Fae can get done in by sloppy wording
2 XP [base]1 XP [mutual deal with Silk]XP expenditures:Twilight 3 (6 XP)Night 3 (6 XP)Eclipse 3 (6 XP)Zenith Charm (8 XP)[zenith]Ox-Body Technique (Permanent. +1 HP)Husband-Seducing Demon Dance (1 Ess. A performance you give causes anyone seeing it to instantly gain a positive feeling for you (love, respect, starry-eyed admiration, etc))Terrifying Glorious Presence (upgrades Majestic Radiant Presence: on top of its effect, all social attacks have 1 automatic success)Essence-Gathering Temper (Permanent. Every time Maka loses her 2nd and/or 4th health level, roll 1d10. On a success, she regains 1 Essence. On a 10, two.)
Rolled 2>>30957184I kind of want to just hold out for Tiger-Warrior Training Technique. Essence-Gathering Temper is tempting, but that's only an average of .5 essence per roll.
>>30957184>Husband-Seducing Demon Dance (1 Ess. A performance you give causes anyone seeing it to instantly gain a positive feeling for you (love, respect, starry-eyed admiration, etc))get this for thee husband
Rolled 7We're saving up for Tiger Warriors, right?The only one of those that might be interesting is Terrifying Glorious Presence (upgrades Majestic Radiant Presence: on top of its effect, all social attacks have 1 automatic success)Essence-Gathering Temper is too weak,
>>30957184I know some people still want to hold on for Tiger Warriors but eventually I want these two>Terrifying Glorious Presence (upgrades Majestic Radiant Presence: on top of its effect, all social attacks have 1 automatic success)>Essence-Gathering Temper (Permanent. Every time Maka loses her 2nd and/or 4th health level, roll 1d10. On a success, she regains 1 Essence. On a 10, two.)
Rolled 5>>30957184Either Husband-Seducing Demon Dance or Terrifying Glorious Presence.
>>30957099Welcome to dealing with Fae.
Rolled 5>>30957281I definitely agree that we eventually need those. 100%. For now, let's save, though. There might be some other good Dawn 3 charms too.
>>30957184I want to hold out for Dawn 4 for more awesomeness in battle. Recently we have been lacking.
Rolled 10>Essence-Gathering Temper (Permanent. Every time Maka loses her 2nd and/or 4th health level, roll 1d10. On a success, she regains 1 Essence. On a 10, two.)This is a pretty shitty charm, much better to not get hurt. If it was guaranteed Essence, maybe, but I'm not trusting /tg/ dice with this
>>30957184either save for dawn 4 or grab Terrifying Glorious Presence. A free success on social stuff is awesome for us, and makes it that much harder to botch when talking to people
Rolled 4>>30957184Save for Tiger Warrior.
Rolled 1>>30957184Keep banking experience.
>Essence-Gathering Temper (Permanent. Every time Maka loses her 2nd and/or 4th health level, roll 1d10. On a success, she regains 1 Essence. On a 10, two.)Not voting for this, I just want to point out that losing our penultimate health level is not a situation we should ever be putting ourselves at all. It would be a huge mistake, so we should pass on this charm and get something so we do not fall into that situation again.This charm might be good if we bought 4+ levels of Ox-Body Technique thought.
Rolled 6>>30957184Save And don't go for EGT unless we plan on gambling on attacks only doing one damage, there is no chance of us dropping down on the 4th health level, and one roll to regain up to 2 essence is a waste of a charm.Maybe if it were one roll per health level, but as it is, it's not viable.
You're all making a good point. I didn't think the math behind EGT through. Making it "1d10 every time you lose a HP", but a 10 is not double.
Rolled 6>>30957515Better, but still not amazing.Still, keep saving for Tiger Warrior.
Rolled 9>>30957515Now i would consider it and then say no instead of dismissing it outright.I'd vote for more social charms when i time comes.