You are Cherial of the house Atraoʒ, last scion of that name, and a dark skinned Wila elf. Yesterday, a risky investment paid off very well, granting you four slaves. You sold one, and leased off another, a large imperial Gnoll. You currently have two in your immediate employ, a girl of the Sidhe elves called Silirillija il Rislirijill and a human sun priestess called Ilandra. You also have a farmhouse that you purchased to live in, and a mask and bones that are all that remain of your House besides your own self.>Current balance:38s 109d liquid funds-50s mortgage at 4% monthly▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬10s, 135d in the red>Assets:Ilandra, human slave and priestess of the SunSilirillija il Rislirijill, Sidhe slave of indeterminate skillsOne (1) farmhouse, fully furnishedNine (9) man-days of food, or three days worth if everyone eats normallyPrevious thread:>>31054593
You'd been investigating seed prices, and you would like to use the land you have for something, but it's become apparent that you don't yet have the labor needed to use your land effectively. You consider plots and loans to get the means, but ultimately they all seem untenable, and you're wary of incurring much debt. Instead, you decide to resume something you'd left behind a lifetime ago. You look for work where your education might be of use. Though you find a scribe's office, you are informed that they don't need work. But you do check in at the estate of the self-styled Prince Sinod, who rules the town of Sinodan where you reside, and inquire about employ. You are directed to an old goblin, who suggests you might be worth a quarter-sterling for accountancy work, if you show that you can do it well. It's less than you'd make on your back, but the prospects of advancement within the field are probably better.>Become an accountant>Become a whore>Take neither job>Attempt to take both?
>>31071578[x] Become an accountant.lods a emone
>>31071578>Become an accountantEasy choice.
>>31071578>Become an accountant
>>31071578>Become an accountant.
>>31071578Hmm, choices, choices...>Become an accountant.
>>31071578Both, if we can handle a pen we can handle a cock.
>>31071578>It's less than you'd make on your back,How much would we make on our back?>but the prospects of advancement within the field are probably better.What kind of pay could we get if we get promoted?
>>31071573did you archive the last thread? I kinda had to go to bed
>>31071872Both? I don't think we'd be able to handle the workload, depending on the hours plus time for sleeping and managing our slaves.
>>31071934When our mind's tired it's time for our body to earn its keep.It's only a part-time job besides the accounting, so it doesn't matter if we don't earn top coin because we're tired.
Some questions from the old thread:>what can the PC do to make money? How do you make money in this world?Coming up with that is the player's job in this quest.>so...are women given all the same authority that men are?In this part of the world, there's little by way of social structure. If you have money, people will deal with you, and if you have skills people will pay you for them. Unequal gender roles might come up as a plot point if it's relevant, but I'm not going to soapbox and it's kind of boring as a challenge for players in my opinion.>we are some kinda special elf?"Wila" is just an ethnic group. No more special than the Sidhe, arguably less special than the Caele, who haven't come up yet and are a very rare sight.>what can magic actually do?Theoretically anything. In practice, people use it for a variety of things. Magical weapons are popular, as are magical luxury items. It's too expensive to be good for much else, although the Sidhe and Toltecatl use lifewarping magic to make magically make improved species of plants and animals which can then be bred. There are also a few powerful mages, woh can work magic so fast they use spellstuff itself as a weapon, and can change things with but a thought. Or so folks say, you've never seen anything of the sort.>how capable are we at fighting/lying/persuading?Physically, you're a girl in her late teens/early twenties, with no combat experience. You're fairly persuasive but nothing diplomancer-tier. Mechanically, the only thing you have a bonus to at this point is barter.
>>31071876You don't know what you'd make. Ilandra makes a half-sterling a night at the dockside bordello, which is already more, and you'd make more than her due to race. What you'd make promoted presumably depends on the promotion.>>31071878Not on sup/tg/, I figured foolz would suffice. It's at https://archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/31054593/ if you don't have an extension that auto-redirects.And since the consensus is already pretty clear,>writing
>>31072059are we experienced in the bedroom or are we a virgin
Actually, you guys want a timeskip? You're pretty much established now so there's no real reason not to fast forward a week and maybe come up with a plothook or two.
>>31072164I'm cool with that.
slavery is fucked up, yo.
>>31072059so what would we need to do to learn the language that our other slave knows? I think we should probably start learning a few others also just because if we trade slaves more often later on it would be worth knowing there language. overhearing them if they try to run away, if they dont know our language, and other things
>>31072207There are worse things in the world.
>>31072252yes there are worse things, some countries out there still have it and the slaves are better off then none slaves>>31072164im ok with it
>>31072207Yeah, lots of slaves aren't being used to their full potential, but we'll make the best of it. When we're running the town we'll set an example to the world in how slavery can be most efficient.
>>31072103No.>>31072164Lets do it.>>31072214What? you kidding? Make the elf slave learn OUR language.Knowing more languages is ok, but that is the worst reason to do it.
>>31072214>>31072537So:>teach elf Trade>Learn Sidhe for future purporses/dealing with rich Sidhe.acceptable side jobs for an accountant
It's been a week since you paid off your indent. You've made good money since then, through your own labors and those of your more productive slave, Ilandra. She seems to enjoy her new vocation more than you enjoy yours - you're consistently saddled with mental drudgework. Nonetheless, you've made decent money.>Current balance:43s 1d liquid funds-50s mortgage at 4% monthly▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬6s, 143d in the redYour other slave, Sil the Sidhe, was sick when she got off the ship, and so you haven't made her work, but she's still helping around the house. She seems happy enough to contribute in that way, cooking and cleaning and washing, though it's wasting her true talent. You're not entirely sure what it is, because despite Ilandra's efforts, Silirillija still has a poor grasp of the trade tongue. You do know she was apprenticed as some kind of artisan before being captured, but that's the most you've been able to deduce.As you leave your work on this last day, the goblin you've been working with informs you that there is someone came to see you. You recognize him as the man who sold you your new home, who you currently owe fifty sterlings. "Hey hey hey, good to see you! How are you liking the house, hm? Just thought I'd check up on you. No pressure or anything." He clearly wants his money.>Just pay him>other
I really like how this quest has stayed firmly away from any magical realms, and would really like to keep it that way. Can we just completley gloss over sex/magical realm stuff whenever possible? For example:>>31072103How about it doesn't matter? lets just gloss over it. This quest is really refreshing.
>>31072646>Invite him inside for some tea, pour him a cup and one for yourself. Pay him his money over a friendly chat.
>>31072646Do >>31072713 and Pay 15s.
>>31072646>Just pay him.Take your blood money!
>>31072713This but:If he reduces the interest we can pay him a bit of what we owe him. It's a whole three weeks early.Also lets focus on finding out what elf girl can do.
>>31072663I'm glad I was able o contribute on what we shouldn't do on this thread.
>>31072753Sorry to single you out...but seriously. magical realm shit gets out of hand fast. We are bad at thinking or typing with a cock in our hand.>>31072750Or we could pay him, but have him know we are doing a favor by paying early and he owes us something.
>>31072646>otherInvite him inside, chat, then slip a hand on his thigh and ask if there's any other way we could pay this month's interest.We need every d we've got, so if we can get away a month without paying, great.>>31072663Let's leave it up to the players and our choices.
>>31072797Actually, I did have a reason for this beyond the lewd.Virgins are normally paid much higher in markets, if we're experienced then we can ask for a higher rate. Whoring is a more complex business then one would assume.
>>31072797We don't have enough at this minute to pay in full, so discussing if he can lower the interest rate will help in us paying less next month.Plus making him think he owes us will bring bad relations, he seems like the type to dislike owing others.
>>31072646It's best to pay off the debt in large payments, so we pay les interest in the end. I say pay 30 st, but not before we feign ignorance and strike up pleasent conversation for a while. If he wants money we should make him work a bit for it.
>>31072663>this quest has stayed firmly away from any magical realmsNo, I'm just bad at lewd. But we already have elf slave (wat do) a bit of groping (where people went for cute instead of sexy) and public nudity for religious reasons.>Can we just completley gloss over sex/magical realm stuff whenever possible? I'm not going to try and keep sex out of it. I've just been sandboxing. There should be more explicit plot hooks coming up now that the basic game is established, some of those should probably have potential for lewd, although I haven't thought of any great ones yet.>How about it doesn't matter?It would have mattered if players decided to work at the bordello; that sort of thing increases prices. It could still matter if players go for a political marriage or something.
>>31072830GO DAMMITSEE:>>31072663>>31072797>>31072842>dislike owing othersWhy would you think that? at least have us owe him less for paying early.>>31072861I guess I just assumed. Maybe I was wrong about the lewd-less nature of the quest. I just would really like a lewd-less quest for once. we are covering adult material, but you are doing a very tasteful job of it and I would like it to keep going this way.
>>31072907He just seems the type, considering he came here only after a week sniffing for cash. Those who come to collect early are ones you watch out for.
>>31072907>GO DAMMITSee >>31072830
>>31072980We can just give him money, no need to shag him.
>>31072959eh...maybe.Or maybe he just want's his cash early. This is a good opportunity to make an ally, and if we act like a shrewd but reasonable businesswoman I think he will respect that.I guess we don't know ether way yet.>>31072999I don't like changing the deal against us for nothing in return.
Let's narrow down the vote to distinct choices.>Pay minimum (10s)>Pay a but more (15s)>Pay maximum convenient (30s)Also, if you'd like conversation first, suggest things to talk about.>>31072830>We need every d we've gotWas that supposed to be a pun? If not, it would be every dram we've got.
>>31072999>Let's leave it up to the players and our choices.
>>31073026>Pay maximum convenient (30s)While having tea with him, discuss if he can lower the interest rate a little, that way we can pay him more much sooner.
>>31072959Wait, this means he needs the money. Tell him we don't have to pay any interest until the end of the month, but if he needs a payday loan we can do it for him.
>>31073026I vote we talk about why we are giving him cash early, and if he can lower the intrist rate in return for this favor, then give him "a bit more" or "maximum convenient" depending on how good the deal is. we don't have to give him anything yet do we? we don't need to pay till the end of the month.
>>31073026>Pay maximum convenientI understand you're in a rush, but most of my capital isn't liquid right now. This is the best I can do.
>>31073026I was abbreviating the denomination but yes I realised it was a pun as I wrote it.
>>31073026>>Pay a but more (15s)Don't be cheap, but don't be a pushover.
>>31073067I should also clarify, you guys suggested ten a week. This is a payment, not interest.>>31073070>I vote we talk about why we are giving him cash earlyIf it was me, I'd be doing it because it's cheaper to pay off debt before interest compounds. Is that not why you guys want to?
>>31073026Out of those options, pay maximum convenient.>>31073099Paying our mortgage, so we have less interest to pay later, isn't "being a pushover"
>>31073026>Pay maximum convenient (30s)Strike up some conversation about the current economics of the region, and how he's doing. Try and get information about current events out of him, and try to drag out the conversation for as long as possible. See his reaction to our stalling, he might be a delicate economic situation (needs money soon). If that's the case then we should use this to exert leverage over him.
>>31073117I get the feeling some people here haven't paid a mortgage in their life.
>>31073121He is asking for us to pay ONE WEEk after we took the mortgage. we have three more weeks to make the first payment. He must really need cash or something.
>>31073121the interest isn't THAT bad, and having liquid cash on hand is always useful.
>>31073146All debt is the same though. Sure, some people probably don't have mortgages, but who doesn't have a credit card?
>>31073146me too. >>31073174paying off your credit card early doesn't actually save you any money, does it
>>31073117>Pay maximum convenient (30s)Less money we owe him, the better.
>>31073163>He must really need cash or something.Then we can drive a hard bargain with a payday loan.
>>31073201BUT THAT'S NOT HOW IT WORKS.there are several, or a few people in this thread who don't understand how debt, credit, or mortgages work. At all.
>>31073117It's more that if he needs the money before it's owed, we could probably shake him down a bit and end up saving more money.
>>31073192Yes it does. Pay it before interest compounds and you don't pay any interest, meaning if you pay it in full at the end of every month you get the convenience of a credit card for free. Assuming it's not one of those cards with an annual fee, but even then you're still saving money compared to if you let interest compound.>>31073235I'm not seeing how that's wrong.
>>31073280>I'm not seeing how that's wrong.Interest on this mortgage compounds monthly, and it's been just over one week since taking it out.Paying the maximum amount now doesn't save any more money than paying a smaller amount and having more liquid capital in the interim.
>>31073280i could do some math, but im tired and headed to bed. anyways, we aren't loosing much at all by paying the minimum, and we need some liquid cashI vote minimum unless he sweetens the deal.
>>31073362Oh, yeah it's true that it doesn't matter as long as it's before the end of the month.
>>31073362Good post, but please drop the name and trip. Lets keep everything equal here.
>>31073174>who doesn't have a credit card?*raises hand*
Fuck it, final destination. Reply to this post with nothing in your post besides this post's number and either a one or two. You have exactly five minutes from this post's timestamp.1. Pay 10s2. Pay 30s
>>31073468Debit card master race.
>>31073481OP, we suck at basic finance and need guidance. pls op, pls...let us know what the financial consequences of choices are before we spend 30 posts arguing about them.
>>31073535>nothing in your post besides this post's number and either a one or two
>>31073535Nothing besides a 1 or a 2, including a >. This vote isn't valid, but you should still have a minute.
>>31073564Welp, that's five minutes. Writing.
>>31073490Only cash for me.
>>31073564The financial consequences of paying more means we have less later.That is literally it. We have another 3 weeks before interest compounds. It doesn't matter in the least how much we pay now.
>>31073564Maybe OP should just flip a coin in situations like this?
>>31073643Maybe people should actually fucking pay attention to updates instead of skim-reading.
"Hey", you say, letting him talk for his money. "It's been going pretty good. I'm settling in to the place nicely. How's it going for you?" The wide smile on his face looks a bit fake. "Oh, I can't complain. Things have been worse, and will be again. But I could use a bit of money you know, I'm working on an other place, making it almost as nice as the one I sold you, but I really need a bit more to take care of... A few things. That's why I stopped by actually, I seem to recall you had some to pay me still." Of course you did. You fish out some change from your purse, more than enough. He only needs ten, but you give him thirty. "That's for the next two weeks as well, I owe you twenty now." The happiness on his face is palpable. "Right, of course, thank you. Hey, that's a solid place I sold you, but it's no fortress. You hear about them feral goblins? They say they burned Ilester, to the south. Lots of goblins causing nothing but trouble, hm?" Your boss, who is a goblin, is behind you. "Kobolds too, and humans." "Right, yeah" says the human. "But these were goblins. Anyway, I just hope you got some kind of protection out there." With that, he makes himself scarce. As it happens, you are three helpless non-combatant and unarmed women out there. Kula is a fighter but her lease doesn't expire for another three weeks. With those sobering thoughts on your mind, you leave your workplace.>do something here in town>head back home to Silirillija>meet Ilandra on her way to work>other
>>31074216>>do something here in townSeems we're looking for sword-for-hire.
>>31074216op plsuse linebreaks>head back home
>>31074216>Head back home to SilirillijaNeed to make sure she didn't croak on us or something, damn sick girl.
>>31073640>look up crossbows>find out what other SUN powers Ilandra has after her work>Show Silirillija herbs, some cheap paints, the carving knife, and a toy flute. See if she can point out her skills.>Check if there's a library
>>31074216>otherPut in some extra hours at work. See if you can pull in some extra cash, and if not you still might make a good impression.
Heyare there similar investment opportunities like the original one which netted us the slaves in the first place
>>31074216>meet Ilandra on her way to worksee how she's doing, then>head back home to Silirillija
>>31074316And what shall we use to invest in them, hmm? We're basically down to pocket change at this point.
>>31074216>meet Ilandra on her way to workLet's be friendly.Also this >>31074313 if we have time.
>>31074339how much did we invest originally?
>>3107436380.Please try to actually read OP's posts.
>>31074316I like this idea, but lets do it later, when we have at least as much loose cash (80s) again. We don't want a worse pick than last time.That gives us time to get things settled with the slaves we've already got, find out where they make the most profit, what the elf's talent is, whether we need a guard at the farm, etc.
Sorry for the delay, by the way. Got a bit going on over here too; I will probably end soonish and tomorrow I won't run until afternoon/evening, US time. Might not run at all the following day, but I should have plenty of time the day after that, barring unforeseen circumstance.>>31073670I think I'm not so good at emphasizing important information either, though.>>31074282Sorry.>>31074313Everyone's going home for the day now. There's unfortunately not much opportunity there.>>31074316You could scope that out, but you don't expect there to be any in your current price range.>>31074387It wasn't mentioned in this thread, and it wasn't highlighted or anything in the previous one. Just mentioned amid body text.I'm leaving a bit more voting/discussion time, but right now it looks like just talk to Ilandra then head home.
>>31074520Just putting it out there, but last thread OP said we'd tried out hand at thievery, so we could go stealing things now the day's ending.But my vote is go home with Ilandra. Safer to travel in pairs.
>>31074520maybe we could see prices for guards or other protection before we go?
You meet up with Ilandra. There's a bit of time in between the end of your work and the beginning of hers, so you sit talking. You don't spend a lot of time together, since your schedule has you working all day and hers has her working most of the night, so it's nice when you do talk. You mention the goblin raiders. Ilandra doesn't seem worried, but she never does.Soon enough, Ilandra needs to get going, so you head homeward. It's a long walk, one that would be faster if you had a horse, but for the time being that's not really possible. It's dark when you arrive at home, but Silirillija is happily waiting. She blathers in the broken Trade that she's picked up about the dinner she prepared, and it occurs to you that you could definitely be put to work at this point.
I'm going to end it here. It's not super late, but late enough that I feel like my writing is suffering, and I have somewhat important things to do in the morning. I'll be able to answer questions for a bit, and feel free to use this thread to discuss things including, but not limited to:>Potential safety measures against goblins, humans, or other threats>How to employ Silirillija more profitably>other ways to make money>arguments about how debt works>anything else
>>31075028Now the question comes the fuck can we even have her do... Well there is always the whore house!
>>31075077Thanks for running, you're really cool for picking up the quest. Roughly how many threads are you planning to do?
>>31075209Until it dies or we reach some clear stopping point. I already have an idea of what that might be if people do what I expect, but that's far from a given - almost the opposite, in fact - and I have no idea how long it would take.
>>31075080We can try to find her cuti- her special talent by having her do different chores about the house and in the grounds.She can go to the brothel if we can't figure it out, but we should keep trying things when we's off work and keep asking as her Trade improves.
>>31075077Rent out some rooms in the farmhouse maybe.We need to figure out Sil's ability.Seriously. Orphans, souls, etc.PERCENTAGES ARE A LIE AUTOMATIC DEFAULT WE'RE A SLAVE ALREADY
>>31075077when are you going to be running next, also do you want us to keep this thread alive to resume later or let it die after discussions end?
We can probably find someone who can speak her language. Whatever we do with her for now, let's be on the lookout for anyone that might be able to have a conversation with her. Likely would cost us hardly anything too to translate a few sentences.
>>31075265Probably tomorrow afternoon/evening. There's no point in trying to keep the thread up that long. It can die when it's done.
>>31075237>Rent out some rooms in the farmhouse maybe.Good idea, we can offer free board to people willing to work on our farm, and having them around will also be protection against raiders.
>>31075077>Crossbow as a last resort when we get more money>renting the place out to get more people sounds good>find out what other SUN powers Ilandra has after her work>Show Silirillija herbs, some cheap paints, the carving knife, and a toy flute. See if she can point out her skills.>Check if there's a library
>>31075298>>31075465>>31075237You guys realise our farm house is not that big? It's a two bedroom home, what rooms would we have to rent out?
>>31078447we should see about that small house near the townmaybe we should buy it and rent it out?
>>31079820That sounds like a good investment. Let's figure out what Sil a is good at and make money off her. Then things will start rolling.