After the third cold tea in the day, enhanced with a couple of biscuits, you feel a bit better.You might have found ways to increase your physical endurance, but it apparently doesn't enhance your mental focus, and the while day has been almost nothing but non-stop meeting people.Which is something you normally enjoy, sure, but all of those meetings ended up being stressful in one way or another....Except Pyre Spark, maybe. You concede yourself a smile reminiscing about the priestess.You glance outside the window: the sun, after passing through the highest point of its orbit, is slowly falling back down towards the western sea.As you put your tea cup back down on Millian's tray, she maid asks: "Should I bring the last guest in, miss Maka?""The wandering martial artist, right?" He was introduced to you as such.>Show him in.>I'll meet him later this evening.>I'll meet him tomorrow.>I'm not going to meet him.>Actually, Millian, I need you to (what?)>(other?)
>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 the Realm is probably planning to get rid of you. Enjoy.>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?@exaltedfagAlso, I just noticed i forgot to Twitter the last thread. Sometimes I just forget, sorry... I'm not a habitual Twitter user and I have to remind myself every time.
Rolled 1>>31577161>>Show him in.work work.
Rolled 4>>31577161>>Show him in.Remeber anons, turn on your dice
>>31577161>Show him in.Let's see our last guest.
Rolled 1>>31577352turn on your dice anon
Rolled 6>>31577325Thanks for the reminder. Already screwed up my first post.
Rolled 3>>31577161>>Show him in.ENTER MORTAL
Rolled 4>>31577225>>31577325>>31577360>>31577367>>31577370>Crtifail inviting guest in, cause massive wyld hunt for our ass
>>31577379That's because he's an IMMACULATE martial artist.
Rolled 1>>31577468moar dice anon, we need moar dice
Rolled 10>>31577515Um, not really helping. Seriously? A critfail inviting a guest in like this?What the hell happened? Her tablard spontaneously vanishing or something?
Rolled 2>>31577161>Show him in.Let's see the last guy. I feel like this one will be useful.
Rolled 6>>31577551It's actually the Scarlet Empress.She's slumming it a bit.
Rolled 5>>31577551I hope to christ we don't start this thread with a botch just meeting a random dude
Rolled 10YOU PEOPLE CANNOT ROLL FOR SHIT
Rolled 3>>31577820...>implying rolling takes skill
Rolled 1>>31577869LET ME SHOW YOU HOW IT'S DONE
Rolled 7>>31577869Well, he crit success and you failed so...at least he has better luck than you. And luck is a type of skill, maybe.
The man who is allowed in by Millian is the kind of person who doesn't really need to introduce himself as a "martial artist": shirtless from the waist up except for bandaging on his upper arms and hands, loose trousers, barefoot, and with the short, messy hair of someone who must have shaven it clean not too long ago. A number of leather bags hang from his belt. He looks tough. Muscular, but without the burly mass of strongmen and weight-lifters that signifies strength without agility. And he has an especially hard stare, that he directs immediately at you. He lightly bows, then takes one step into he room, crossing the door threshold.Millian closes the door behind him as the martial artist just stands there."What can I help you with...?" You ask him, a bit puzzled by his behavior.Without saying a word, the man shift to a fighting posture, lowering his center of balance and closing his fists.>Get in a fighting stance as well.>Don't get in a fighting stance, stay silent>Don't get in a fighting stance, question him>(other?)
Rolled 2>>31577892>>Get in a fighting stance as well....Not the weirdest bit of diplomacy we've done today.Let's play along.
Rolled 7>>31577892>(other?)"Testing our mettle in a crowded office? Why don't we go somewhere where we have some more room?"
Rolled 9>>31577892>Get in a fighting stance as well.
Rolled 2>>31577884HUE>>31577892>Get in a fighting stance as wellCUM @ M3 BRO ILL REK U
>>31577892>Don't get in a fighting stance, question himYou are a man who speaks with his fists then? I prefer words. Why do you want to fight?
Rolled 2>>31577892>Get in a fighting stance as well.Nice to see our rolls are horrible today.
Rolled 2>>31577892>Get in a fighting stance as well.He's either testing us or he's trying to kill us.
Rolled 9>>31577892>Get in a fighting stance as well.Ok, an action dude, we can work with that. But throw Tia a glance first, i'd hate to see him turn in a 'fine pink mist'Also, Solar Hero?
Rolled 1>>31577951I think he probably want to see how well we do without charms. Not to mention that we don't want to kill him.
>>31577892If this dude wants to fight, let him fight Tia
>>31577967>how well we do without charms.That's like wanting to see how well a swordsman do without swords. How well an archer do without bows... You get th message, it is pointless.
Rolled 8>>31577967On the other hand, fighting with full ability is a sign of respect to a Martial artist. And if you knock on the door of a known Solar, i think you'd expect to be in for a hard fight.
Rolled 4>>31577989>an especially hard stare, that he directs immediately at youHe's looking at us, let oblige him.
Rolled 6>>31577892Lets humour him.
We are not a martial artist. Why are we even fighting him for no reason at all? So he decided he wants to fight us and stared us. Are we going to personally fight everyone who walks in fist raised? Ask him what it is about at least.
Rolled 1>>31578068Now I am reminded of that mission in GTA: Vice City where you have to hire a driver for a bank job and the only way to get the driver is to beat in in a race.
>>31577892>Get in a fighting stance as well.Might a well use SHS
Rolled 1>>31578135oh man FUCK that mission
Physical + Dawn = 2 7 9 2 2 9 = 3 successesYou drop in a defensive stance, shifting your weight as well and raising your arms to protect yourself.The man seems satisfied. A smile passes on his face.Then he moves in, with a flash-quick step and a low sweep, aimed at your right foot.You step back and avoid him barely in time, and then immediately move to the counterattack. He parries your first blow, a straight jab at his chest, and turns the parry into a hold, keeping your arm blocked.He pulls you to him and tries to slam his knee in your stomach, but you block him with your own free hand.You stand like this, locked into each other's parries, for a second, then you simultaneously both release the other and take a short leap back.You take a moment to consider your opponent: he's strong and fast, but he's also extremely skilled, with an experience and a formal training in martial arts that easily exceeds your own. Each of his movements is lightning-fast and precise, probably rehearsed and practiced a million times.On the other hand, you're besting him in physical strength and agility, but not by much. He's about on par with you, for now.Of course, you still haven't started using Essence.After a few seconds of staring at each other's stance and analyzing it for weak points, he moves, exploding in a flying kick rising from the ground up.You put up a parry barely in time. Despite the lack of a running start, the man manages to hit hard, and almost knocks you off-balance. You grab his foot and try and twist it, but he knees you in the elbow just one split-second before, and slips from your grasp, flowing inside your guard. Acting on instinct and feeling the wall not too far behind you, realizing that you can't back up, you drop your guard entirely and lunge at his head.You both come to a stop. Your left fist is on his right temple. His right fist is on your stomach. A draw.(cont.)
>>31577161Yo EF, it only took 32 something threads but someone is working on a thinghttp://imgur.com/vUkCPjZImgur for slight nudity
(Need to do a short AFK, brb. Also, that pic is love.)
Rolled 5>>31578189you are awesome, although Maka's proportions seem a little off and thin in the upper torso or too thick in the waist
>>31578228A little it, but it's not mine, I got it from the drawthread
Rolled 7>>31578199>Also, that pic is loveBonus XP love?
He steps back and bows politely. "I am Running Swallow, from the Five Fangs Dojo."You bow back at him. "And why did you want to test me?"You hear Tia sitting back down. You hadn't noticed she stood up during the fight."I wanted to know your strength.""I didn't fight at my full strength.""I realized." He says. "...so." You also sit back down. "Now that you know, what do you intend to do, Running Swallow?""Will you allow me to follow you?" He asks."...why?""There is obviously war and struggle in your future. Yet, the people of this town seem to have grown to love you and your deeds. On one hand, I wish to test my abilities even further, to become a worthy successor to the Five Fangs Dojo. On the other, I want to learn if that love is well-placed or misplaced." He explains. "If you are someone I should be fighting with, or against.">You can join me, then>I have no reason to trust you>Ask some questions first (what?)>(other?)
>>31578189Remove the mists around the chest at least, please.
Rolled 5>>31578347>Ask some questions first (what?)Five Fangs Dojo? Recruiting ground perhaps?
>>31578293Definitely. I always give bonus XP to players who make extra stuff for their characters (drawings, written backgrounds, extra fiction, keeping an in-game diary, etc), so I don't see why I shouldn't do it here as well.
Rolled 9>>31578347>You can join me, thenI am sure we will have good use from this one. However we should be careful of where we place ALL of these new people until they prove their worth and loyalty.
Rolled 2>>31578347>Ask some questions first (what?)Ask about his Dojo, he's going to inherit it?
>>31578347>>Ask some questions first (what?)Tell us a bit about the five fangs, etc.
Rolled 5>>31578347>Ask some questions first (what?)Lets start with the dojo.
Rolled 4>>31578352I was going to ask the drawfriend for a steamless version anyway
Rolled 7>>31578186>>31578347From the text I'd put him at about, 2 physical and 2 or 3 dawn, I wonder if he's enlightened already
You scratch your chin pensively. "What can you tell me about this dojo?""It's one of the most prestigious dojos of the Wavecrest Archipelago. It was established in RY 522, and teaches a variant of Five Dragons Style. The current master of the Dojo is my uncle."So he's not in the traditional line of succession, and has a chance to inherit the dojo and title only if he can prove himself better than whatever heirs the main line of the family has, you realize."Does it have a branch in Tianna, too?" You ask him."No."He doesn't seem to be a very chatty man.>You can join me, then>I have no reason to trust you>Ask some questions first (what?)>(other?)
Rolled 7>>31578347>>You can join me, thennot seeing why notalso found the lineart version of that drawfriends drawing; http://i.imgur.com/LNI8CVr.png
Rolled 10>>31578458>You can join me, thenHe'll come around
Rolled 2>>31578458>You can join me, thenas long as he doesn't fuck up our plans or work by trying to prove himself stupidly, I don't see why not
Rolled 8>>31578458>Ask some questions first (what?)What are you capable of? Anything other than fighting?
Rolled 3>>31578458>You can join me, thenI think that someone who genuinely wanted to kill us would have tried to talk their way in.
Rolled 9>>31578458Can he use essence?If Five Fang is a variant of Five Dragons then it's probably a TMA, so he might be able to use essence
Rolled 1>>31578458>You can join me, thenWe need to find jobs for these people where they can prove they are useful.
>>31578458> ask some questionsDo you have any philosophical monkish aversions I should know about?For that matter what is your philosophy?You obviously don't mind war and struggle, but my conflicts may take me far from here, or range across creation, are you prepared for that?
"So what can you do?""You just saw."...yes, this guy doesn't look like he has any skills other than martial arts, but he IS good at that."Alright. I'll allow you to join me." Why not.He bows."For now, uh. Stay on standby. I'll let you know tomorrow. Ask Amata, tell her I sent you. She can probably find you a place where to stay."He nods.You stare at each other for a few seconds, then he turns and leaves.You crack your neck. "Bored yet, Tia?""You have NO IDEA." She looks that way, yes. Regis opens the door. "We're out of guests. What now?""What time is it?""About five." The window looks like it still has a few more hours of daylight left. It's a bit late to leave Tianna now: it would be probably best to do it in the morning tomorrow.>Spend some time with (Tia/Regis/Millian/Amata/Irene/Samiel/Zareen/Pyre Spark/Roan Denzik/Swallow/someone else)>Go down to the docks to see how your captains and Admiral Rajan are doing>Train someone (who?)>(other)
Rolled 9>>31578576>Spend some time with (Irene)Let's ask her about the Lintha, Rajan wants those essence cannons when we attack them right?
Rolled 4>>31578576>Go down to the docks to see how your captains and Admiral Rajan are doing>Train someone (who?)A captain, zenith training should help recruitment.
Rolled 8>>31578576>Go down to the docks to see how your captains and Admiral Rajan are doing.We better go and see how they doing and solve any problems so they don't rip each other apart when we are gone.
Rolled 2>>31578576>Spend some time with IreneWe haven't spent enough time with her, it's something that needs to be fixed.
Rolled 5>>31578576seconding >>31578608we could then see Samiel and see whether he still has Smoke tied up after her festival
Rolled 1>>31578576>Go down to the docks to see how your captains and Admiral Rajan are doingWe haven't talk to our captains after talking to admiral. Let's go talk with them.
>>31578576>Spend some time with (Tia/Regis/Millian/Amata/Irene/Samiel/Zareen/Pyre Spark/Roan Denzik/Swallow/someone else)Sex time with everyone.
>>31578576>Go down to the docks to see how your captains and Admiral Rajan are doinggotta get that info
Rolled 9>>31578576>Spend some time with Irene/SamielWe've never seen the siblings interact with each other that I can recall, we should fix that
>>31578576>Spend some time with IreneThat princess booty
Rolled 1>>31578727>We've never seen the siblings interact with each other that I can recall, we should fix thatvery true, and seeing as we're going to be their step-mom/lover we should spend some time with the both of them>>31578576Seconding >>31578727
Rolled 5>>31578576>Spend some time with Irene/Samiel
Rolled 8>>31578576>Spend some time with Irenelet's talk about her what could be done with the mining deal
After getting your things in order, you head down to the docks, where your ships, the Bloodshark, Fell-Star and Black Eye.But first.You pop your head in Irene's room. She's in her pajamas, evidently at the tail end of an afternoon nap. Her normally-girly bedroom is cluttered with books, large sheets of paper full of hand-drawn technical diagrams, an open toolbox with the contents scattered all over the floor, and bits and pieces of some kind of mechanical thingamajig that lies half-disassembled on the carpet."...Hweh?" She mumbles, slowly opening an eye. She was probably already sort-of-awake, if the noise of you opening the door was enough to rouse her. "Am I disturbing you?" You ask, wondering exactly what sort of schedule she is operating on.She sits up, yawns, and stretches. Then, yawning again: "Ho."She probably meant "no". Without saying a word, you hear Millian and Regis quietly walking away, to fetch some 5 PM breakfast for the princess.You walk in, and are about to sit on the chair when you notice that a paper sheet with a diagram is laid on it, like an improvised table, and several small pieces are laid out on the diagram, apparently as a reminder of in what order to assemble a part. There is almost no free surface in the room, and even walking without stepping on something sharp and painful is a difficult feat. You instead reach the bed and sit beside her. "So, you never told me how things went while I was away.""Well..." Another yawn. "I managed to increase the motonic charge on our Lightning Ballistas by about point one, and managed to scrounge other materials for Essence cartridges. Oh, I think I've found a way to make them without aluminum, which is frankly a pain to refine, even in very small amounts."You nod, pretending you understood any of that. "...Any problems? Of a non-technical nature?"(I don't have a pic for Irene in pajamas, sorry)(cont)
>>31578829>Oh, I think I've found a way to make them without aluminum, which is frankly a pain to refine, even in very small amounts.">Refining Aluminium>With what amounts to Super-Bronze techClever girl. Clever fucking girl.
She thinks about it a bit. "Eh. Guards spotting a suspicious man that might be that abyssal, Soaring Crimson Phoenix. Can't catch him, no idea what he wants. Been a few days he doesn't show up anymore. In fact, since you came back.""Wonder if there's a connection." You consider."Apart for that, nothing. Spotted some Lintha ships around. They don't get too near because they know that with our Essence artillery we can hit them from the harbor, so they stay out of range, but it means that our fleet can only operate near the coast.""I wanted to go and check down at the docks later, in fact."She drops back on the pillow. Now completely awake, fortunately."So, will I have to call you "mom" too?" She asks, you're not sure if joking.>Yes>If you want>NoCombined with:>Talk about your marriage>Talk about demesnes and manses>Talk about mining>Talk about defenses>Talk about her>Talk about you>Talk about Samiel>Talk about (what?)
Rolled 1>>31578866>If you want>Talk about your marriage>Talk about demesnes and manses>Ask her about lending some essence cannons when we go fuck up the Lintha
Rolled 10>>31578866>If you want>Talk about your marriage
>>31578852We (real people) were smelting out aluminum in the 1860s.Cost more a gram than any other material at the time. 150 years later it's worth less than the soda we put into it. :technology:
>>31578866>If you want>Talk about your marriageHow does she feel about it?>Talk about demesnes and manses>Talk about mining
Rolled 2>>31578866>If you want>Talk about your marriage>Talk about her>Talk about Samiel
>>31578866>If you want>"I wouldn't mind a "mother," here or there...>How about a few "ma'am"s?>Talk about marriage/her/samiel/potential love interests/new recruits to the party
>>31578890>"ma'am"s>From our wife's child.Disgusting.
>>31578879Oh, I never said it was impossible. By no means.But actually doing it, and consistently enough to use it as repair part for impossibly ancient technology?It's like Ancient Romans casting up spare carburetors to keep a fleet of Toyota Hiluxes running.Not strictly impossible, but impressive as all fuck.
>>31578866>If you want>Talk about your marriageWe should find out how she feels.
Rolled 9>>31578866>>If you want>Talk about your marriage>Talk about demesnes and manses>Talk about Samielgossip about her brother and Smoke
Rolled 4>>31578866>Guards spotting a suspicious man that might be that abyssal, Soaring Crimson Phoenix. Can't catch him, no idea what he wantsIf he's still around he might come and talk to us if we go out at nightSoaring Crimson Phoenix was the one we didn't beat up right?
>>31578866>>If you wantWhatever she's comfortable with.>Talk about demesnes and manses>Talk about your marriage
>>31578866> if you wantAnd> mining> defenses> manses> her
>>31578901>not wanting a proud woman of color to be called "ma'am."You don't even even, do you?>>31578903I'm pretty sure trying to explain the Venturi principle would send the average Roman thinker into a seizure that's liable to summon a deep old one.
Rolled 10>>31578866>If you want>Talk about your marriage>Talk about her>Talk about you
>>31578947Perhaps, but they don't need to completely understand it to copy it - just the physical structure.I doubt Irene completely understands all the fundamental principles behind First Age Essence Artillery either.
Rolled 7>>31578866>If you want>No>Talk about (what?)Usage of 1st age cannons to help the navy
>>31578984>I doubt Irene completely understands all the fundamental principles behind First Age Essence Artillery eitherOnly Solars can really understand how First Age stuff work, or at least only they can repair and activate most stuff that no longer works.
>>31579046I wouldn't say so.All of that is connected to just Intelligence/Lore stats.In a sense you're right, since it's a lot less likely that a DB will live to essence 8+ vis a vis a celestial (for any number of reasons, many of them violent).Solars get better crafting charms, but aside from the glass ceiling and charm difference, there isn't much different.
"If you want to." You smile. "I wouldn't mind. By the way... Does the marriage...""Bother me?" She beats you to it. "No, not at all. Ever since dad died...she's been a bit lonely, I think. I know you'll be happy together.""...I don't know much about your dad.""His name was Ahkim. Ahkim Sileid. A mortal from the Realm." She looks distant. "...I don't remember a lot about him, to be honest. He was a good man. He was kind. Maybe a bit strict sometimes. Not as strict as mom though." She smiles. "...He had a long illness. Had to live indoors for a long time. Passed away about thirty years ago. It was quiet, small funeral. He wanted mom not to make a big deal about it. There's a rumor that he faked his death and is still alive... Mom decided to keep that rumor alive. I think she believes it could come in useful sometime.""Your mom is amazing. She can use even something like this...""Don't think stuff like "she's so cold". She loved him. It's... He would have been okay with this. I know.""I didn't say that." You think about that date. "Wait. Thirty years?" First of all that would make Irene older than you, which... you kind of suspected, but there's something else. "...Isn't Samiel eighteen?"She nods. "We... I don't know who his real father is. Maybe only mom does.""You never asked?""Mom keeps secrets." She says, as a matter-of-fact. "Even from us. We... trust her it's for the best. It can be hard sometimes, but I know she loves us."Millian returns, bringing a tray with coffee and pastries. Like the good maid she is, she quietly disappears afterwards."...So, when we did..." The aroma of the coffee fills the room."We slept together?" She giggles. "It was good. It didn't feel wrong. Not even now that I know you'll marry mom." She frowns a bit. "But don't do again something like last night, okay?""Please forget that." You clench your forehead. "I... ugh. I don't know what happened.""Everyone wants to forget the mistakes of his youth."(cont.)
Rolled 1>>31579111>"His name was Ahkim. Ahkim Sileid. A mortal from the Realm." She looks distant. "...I don't remember a lot about him, to be honest. He was a good man. He was kind. Maybe a bit strict sometimes. Not as strict as mom though." She smiles. "...He had a long illness. Had to live indoors for a long time. Passed away about thirty years ago. It was quiet, small funeral. He wanted mom not to make a big deal about it. There's a rumor that he faked his death and is still alive... Mom decided to keep that rumor alive. I think she believes it could come in useful sometime."Oh that's good, I was afraid he was going to be some Dynast douchebag that we would have to beat up and intimidate into submission
>>31579111Oh shitsuddenly exposition
You nod, quietly. "So, about those demesnes.""I can't wait until Mikahil's friend gets here! Do you think she's a Solar like you?""Maybe?" You don't know either. "It wouldn't surprise me. I haven't been keeping my Solar nature hidden, so word is probably going around. I imagine a few of them, especially the ones on the run or without a place to go, will want to come to Tianna now.""Which will make us stronger on one side." She considers. "And make the Realm more mad at us on the other.""Yes." You nod. "Plus, there's no guarantee that these other Solars will be good people, or will behave.""Well, you'll be the queen. You'll be able to keep them in line, right?" "I'll try my best.">Talk about mining>Talk about defenses>Talk about you>Talk about Samiel>Talk about (what?)>Leave>(Other)
Rolled 3>>31579160>Talk about mining
Rolled 10>>31579160>Talk about youShe talked about her dad and mom, let's tell her a little about us
Rolled 8>>31579177seconding, time for more of our own character development
>>31579160>"Well, you'll be the queen. You'll be able to keep them in line, right?"They'll be of comparable or greater power to us - we're an EXTREMELY young Solar. There's a very good chance that any who come here might be quite a bit more powerful than us. Honestly, Tia is the person to look to when it comes to keeping powerful exalts in line - we're here to be the carrot, not the stick.As for what we talk about now? Eh, whatever everyone else wants to dig into.
Rolled 6>>31579160>Talk about you>Talk about SamielSeriously, I just want to know more about the siblings relationship with each other, I can't remember ever seeing them talk to each other
Guys, I hope we never do shit like session 30 again, because I'm re-reading right now, and man, it's just disgusting and depressing. I'm not even hard.
>>31579160>Talk about miningShe'll be glad to hear about the possible increase in resources.
Rolled 3>>31579160>I imagine a few of them, especially the ones on the run or without a place to go, will want to come to Tianna now."I hope a Night caste shows up, I'd love to have a spy on our side
Rolled 7>>31579177Sure, let's exposit.
Rolled 7>>31579177That's reasonable.
Rolled 6>>31579201Since they're coming to build a manse, they're probably a Twilight, if they're a Solar at all
>>31579201>>31579228Mikhail's friend is probably a Twilight yeah, though that doesn't discount other types showing up of their own accord.
>>31579201I just want a Misho to show up. Because as useful as Irene is. There are only some things that only solars can make.
Rolled 7>>31579248Plus you never know when you need that Solar Doctor
>>31579248Well, theoreticly. Until they push past essence 5 though, a Dragonblooded won't be capable of lower heights, just slower.
Rolled 10>>31579160>Talk about Samiel>Talk about you>Talk about mining
>>31579248>There are only some things that only solars can make.That's... Technically not true. DBs just have a higher chance of failing and wasting their materials and take longer to do things. They can still, eventually, make everything that doesn't require the higher tiers of sorcery.
>>31579327I thought reality engines can only be made my Solars and can only be repaired by Celestials?
>>31579327>Implying our adorable engineer daughteru would ever fail
>>31579357I don't think there has ever been rules for such things. Exalted TALKS about how the Twilights were needed for the First Age stuff to be maintained...but they don't get any real advantages beyond 'More dice' and 'A bit faster'
You spend some more time in idle chatter."What's Gem like?" Irene then asks, all of sudden. "I don't know anything about it.""Gem is... half a world away." You lie down on the bed, staring at the ceiling. You let your memories surface. "It's dug in the side of a giant volcano. Five times larger than Dancing Smoke, maybe more. Some of it is built outside, but nearly all of it is underground. All around it, endless miles of desert. It's the only sign of civilization for weeks of travel in all directions. There are only three seasons: hot, boiling hot, and burning. And yet it's one of the largest metropolis in Creation.""Why?" She asks."It wasn't named on a whim." You smile. "It sits on a fantastically, enormously, almost stupidly rich deposit of gems. All kinds of gems. I think... I think that, while I was queen, I could be counted as one of the richest individuals in Creation. Maybe second to the Empress. Maybe someone in the Guild is around there too." You turn to her. "And that's why Gem has been changing royal houses and reigning families like crazy over the course of its history. It's just... too rich.""How did you get to be the queen of such a crazy place, Maka?">My family had ruled continuously for a few generations. I was next in the line of succession.>My family had ruled continuously for a few generations. I wasn't in line, but now I'm the only one left with that claim.>My family had ruled continuously for a few generations. I'm not in line, but I'm still claiming the title for myself.>My father dethroned the previous ruler.>My mother dethroned the previous ruler.>I dethroned the previous ruler.>Other?
Rolled 1>>31579379Except for items which require Celestial or higher tier Sorcery, of course. Ultimately, that's what a Twilight really does bring to the table that other splats cannot. Sure, Twilights can craft a little faster, and a little more reliably. But the thing that other people just plain can't bring to the table is Solar Circle Sorcery, and for some (but not even remotely most) artifacts, Sorcery is essential.
Rolled 4>>31579383>My family had ruled continuously for a few generations. I wasn't in line, but now I'm the only one left with that claim.
Rolled 8>>31579383>My father dethroned the previous ruler.>My mother dethroned the previous ruler.If one of our parents did this, it would explain why Maka is so dumb at eclipse stuff
Rolled 7>>31579383>My family had ruled continuously for a few generations. I was next in the line of succession.Let's not make Maka personally a usurper. That would make her saving Tianna's royal family instead of taking it over make less sense.
Rolled 9>>31579383>My mother dethroned the previous ruler."Badassery runs in the female side of the Family Irene"
>>31579387>But the thing that other people just plain can't bring to the table is Solar Circle Sorcery, and for some (but not even remotely most) artifacts, Sorcery is essential.Oddly enough? A FAE can bring that to the table. A Style 5 Fae with Essence...6? 7? Can stunt Solar Circle Sorcery into existence.I don't think the Fae we know is that high essence though.
Rolled 2>>31579383>My family had ruled continuously for a few generations. I was next in the line of succession.I envision her childhood to be the idyllic princess type upbringing. Which makes the betrayal even more dramatic.
>>31579409Clarrification: In creation. Style 5 and much less essence is required to do it in Wyld areas.
Rolled 10>>31579383>My family had ruled continuously for a few generations. I wasn't in line, but now I'm the only one left with that claim.I do like her having a long term standing claim on Gem, rather than having taken it
Rolled 2>>31579409>Can stunt Solar Circle Sorcery into existence.It can stunt Solar Circle Sorcery-style effects into existence. It can't stunt Solar Circle Sorcery itself into existence. There's a difference, I believe. If not, then a fae with high enough Style and Essence should be the best crafters in the setting.
Rolled 7>>31579383>My family had ruled continuously for a few generations. I was next in the line of succession.
>>31579427I think the issue there is honestly 'Urg...crafting that takes more than an action? I'm BORED'
Rolled 9>>31579412I like that. Very 'princess in a tower given a taste of reality.' +1 vote for this.
>>31579383>>My family had ruled continuously for a few generations. I wasn't in line, but now I'm the only one left with that claim.
>>31579379Only Solar Exalted can create reality engines,and only Celestial Exalted can repair badly damagedones. However, sufficiently trained Dragon-Bloodedcan perform minor repairs and perform routinemaintenance on models that require such servicing.The return of the Solar Exalted has brought forthrumors that at least one small Wyld zone has beeneliminated and that the reality engine inside it wasrepaired and moved elsewhere.The Compass of Celestial Directions: The Wyld
Rolled 1>>31579383>My family had ruled continuously for a few generations. I was next in the line of succession.I was stuck between this or sole survivor, but I think I want to keep the option of having a living family member open
>>31579383>My family had ruled continuously for a few generations. I wasn't in line, but now I'm the only one left with that claim.
>>31579451Huh, ok. Which is odd. Because DB don't have any mechanical limitations outside sorcery towards crafting.Must take Solar Level Sorcery to make.
Rolled 3>>31579383>My family had ruled continuously for a few generations. I was next in the line of succession.I like her having been the next in line, personally.
Rolled 8>>31579383>My family had ruled continuously for a few generations. I was next in the line of succession.
>>31577161>EQ on the weekendWhat madness is this?
Rolled 8>>31579581It's happened before more than once. It just hasn't for the past couple weeks, and it's usually on Sunday rather than Saturday.
>>31579383>My family had ruled continuously for a few generations. I was next in the line of succession.We consider ourself the Rightful Queen of Gem, and this option makes the most sense for that.
"Oh, my family has been ruling Gem for about three generations. It's been... maybe one of the longest dynasties, in hindsight." You try and remember your history lessons from when you were a kid."You're not sure?""A lot of Despots do everything they can to completely erase every trace of previous rulers from memories. It's very hard to find solid facts about Gem's past."She frowns. "Despot? What's that?""Oh, it's a Firetongue word. means something like "absolute ruler". Why?" She made a weird face."I don't think you should translate it into Seatongue. The word you used sounds... well, it has a somewhat negative meaning."You nod. "...Amata told me the same once. That I should introduce myself as the "Queen" of Gem, rather than "Despot". Even though it's a traditional title.""I don't know Firetongue, but in Seatongue it has a much nicer ring to it." She leaves the bed, and starts getting dressed. "So? How was it?""...It was nice, for me. When I was a little kid. Because I was living in a huge palace, with a lot of servants at my beck and call, and the best teachers and food and clothes.""Your parents spoiled you?" She giggles. "That's... very much like you.""It's hard to NOT spoil your daughter if you're the Despot of Gem. I had no idea of how life really worked at the time, but now that I can think back about it, we were living so much in the lap of luxury that I kind of feel a bit ashamed by it right now.""And someone else wanted it." She adds."The Rankar line." You nod."I heard that name! Remember it from some history lesson, I think. It's the name of the original founder of Gem, right?""Yes." You sigh. "I think. He might also have been unrelated. Like I said, it's very hard to be clear about any of this. The archives of Gem are torched to the ground every time a new line gains power, and everyone claims to have some form of legitimacy. It doesn't get much to fake one, in those conditions. Anyway, now the despot is Rankar VII."(cont.)
"How did it happen?" She asks you, starting to collect bits and peaces spread all over the room and quickly reassembling them."I actually don't know the details of his plan. All I know is that...">He had my parents imprisoned. I was exiled.>He had my parents imprisoned. I managed to escape.>He had my parents assassinated. I managed to escape.>He took power in a civil war. I was exiled.>He took power in a civil war. I managed to escape.>(Other?)
Rolled 4>>31579806>He had my parents imprisoned. I was exiled.
Rolled 7>>31579806>He had my parents assassinated. I managed to escape.I wonder what she's making.
Rolled 3>>31579806>He had my parents imprisoned. I managed to escape.Our mother and sister are probably in a harem now. We can only hope our father and brother are still alive - they might be in harems too, for all we know. Our family is FUCKING GORGEOUS.
Rolled 7>>31579806>He had my parents assassinated. I managed to escape.
>>31579806>He had my parents assassinated. I managed to escape.No family left, but a legacy to uphold.
>>31579806>He took power in a civil war. I managed to escape.
Rolled 6>>31579806>He had my parents imprisoned. I managed to escape.>>31579825We are very pretty.
Rolled 7>>31579806>He had my parents imprisoned. I managed to escape.It's more interesting if some of our family is still alive.
>>31579806>>He had my parents imprisoned. I managed to escape.
>>31579806>He had my parents assassinated. I managed to escape.
>>31579806>>He took power in a civil war. He had my parents executed. I was exiled.
Rolled 9>>31579825Oh, I'm voting for this, if for no other reason than that I want that picture used now.
Rolled 1It seems that escape is more popular. Strange, i would have thought the naive, exiled princess out of her ivory tower would be a more interesting narrative.
Rolled 1>>31579806>>He had my parents imprisoned. I managed to escape.
>>31579806>He had my parents imprisoned. I managed to escape.def more interesting
>>31579806>>He had my parents imprisoned. I managed to escape.>>31579825Basically a vote for this eventuality.
>>He had my parents imprisoned. I managed to escape.
Rolled 1Sounds like people want us to have escaped, and that there's a split between our parents being imprisoned and being assassinated. How about a split? Much of our family was assassinated, the survivors imprisoned, and we escaped into the night? How does that sound for a compromise?
>>31579806>>31579868>He had my parents imprisoned. I was exiled.
Rolled 1>>31579880Sounds good enough to me. As long as SOME of our family is imprisoned and in need of rescue, I'll be happy.
>>31579868>>31579806I think I'll change my vote to exiled>He had my parents imprisoned. I was exiled.
Rolled 4>>31579806>He had my parents imprisoned. I managed to escape.>>31579825That is a very pretty man who I could see being Maka's brother
Rolled 1>>31579906>That is a very pretty man who I could see being Maka's brotherThat was definitely my thought, yes. Far too flat chested to be a woman of her family. A pretty-as-fuck dude, though? Hell, it could even be her dad.I'm picturing her family as being a family of pretty-as-fuck, brown skinned, white-blonde haired, gem-colored-eyed folk. Probably have some kind of elemental/god of gems/precious metals centuries back - too far back for them to even have awakened essence. Enough for the crazy colors, though.
Rolled 8>>31579921I support all of that. Pretty dudes, gorgeous women, and all with Maka's coloration - but maybe various colors of eyes. If Maka has amethyst eyes, for example, she might have family members whose eye colors are emerald, or ruby, or sapphire. And then various shades of hair ranging from silver-white to platinum-white to white-gold.That sounds 'royal family of Gem' as fuck.
>>31579806>He had my parents imprisoned. I managed to escape.Easy way to pawn rulership of Gem off on an allied power? Yes!
Rolled 6>>31579806>He had my parents imprisoned. I managed to escape.Definitely the option with the most interesting hooks.
Rolled 9>>31579921>>31579956Maka's family is all appearance 5. Nothing anyone says can convince me otherwise
Rolled 8>>31579956>I support all of that. Pretty dudes, gorgeous women, and all with Maka's coloration - but maybe various colors of eyes. If Maka has amethyst eyes, for example, she might have family members whose eye colors are emerald, or ruby, or sapphire. And then various shades of hair ranging from silver-white to platinum-white to white-gold.I do really like how that sounds
>>31579906Judging from the bottom half of that outfit and all the thigh that'd be showing, I don't think that's a guy.She might just have her breasts bound because she's in fighting dress. The rest of Maka's family don't have her Exaltation-granted magic antigravity breasts.
>>31579956Yeah, that just became cannon.
"Technically, the Despot is an absolute ruler. His word is law, plain and simple.""And in practice?" She asks. You notice that the thing that is disassembled all over the room is part of the internal machinery inside her lance-like weapon."In practice, there are several noble families who wield a lot of power and influence, and a Despot can't rule Gem for long without their support. Rankar VI managed to obtain their support, I don't know how, and planned a coup d'etat."She's not looking at you, instead focusing her eyes on the spear slowly coming back together in her hands, piece after piece. You know she's listening to you, though."The palace was swarmed by soldiers. My father told me to hide and run. A few servants were still loyal to us, and they helped me out. My family- my dad, mom, sister and brother - were dragged away. I don't know what happened to them. I changed my clothes, filled my pockets with money and gems and jewels, and had my servants smuggle me on a Guild caravan heading for Chiaroscuro.""How did you get here?" The spear is back in one piece, and she inspects it carefully, then leaves it propped up against a wall, sitting back down on the bed next to you. "My family had spent some time here in vacation, me too. I liked it here, and remembered that the queen seemed like a very kind lady and a good friend.""Did we meet back them?" She smiles. "Probably not. I can't even begin to imagine how cute you must've looked as a little kid."You give her a playful punch in the shoulder. "Stop that. But, no, or at least, I don't remember seeing you.""Still, it's a good thing you came here~" She hugs you. "Now I get to have both a great second mom and a great lover."You spend a minute or so like this. It's soothing."Are you going to return to Gem anytime soon?"(cont.)
Rolled 6>>31579956>dark skin, gold hair, emerald eyes
>>31580023>Real XXIII girl is our sisterOlder sister or younger sister? Maka looks a lot more regal, which means she'd probably have been ahead in the line of succession, but if Maka's the younger sister then her sister might have been out of the running for other reasons.
"Even if I'm an Exalted, I can't retake Gem all by myself right now. Maybe I'll be able to do that once I've gotten a lot more powerful." You look at your hands. "...Which seems to be happening very fast. It's almost scary... Anyway." You shrug your mind off certain weird thoughts. "I also don't want to let go of you and Amata and... all of Tianna. It's a second home for me now."You look out of the window. The sun is slowly closing to the horizon. "I'll return to claim Gem. When I'm ready.""When you do... I want to come with you." She says.>No. You need to stay here in Tianna.>No sense making promises now. We don't know what will happen.>Thank you, Irene.Combined with:>Continue talking with Irene (about what?)>Go meet someone else (who?)>Do something else (what?)>(Other)
Rolled 1>>31580058>Thank you, Irene.>(Other)-Bring Irene with us to;- go meet Samiel- go check on our ships and captains
Rolled 4>>31580058>No sense making promises now. We don't know what will happen.>(Other)"When I go back to Gem, my first priority is my family. My throne can wait - our first attack is to get my family back. I want to make sure we do it right, and keep them safe - that's why I NEED to be prepared."
>>31580058>No sense making promises now. We don't know what will happen.>>31580058>Go meet someone else (who?)Let's go to the docks. We really need to see the captains before we leave.
>>31580058That's a ways away, and we have no idea what's going to happen between now and then.>No sense making promises now. We don't know what will happen.But>Thank you, Irenefor the sentiment, at least.
Rolled 8>>31580058>Thank you, Irene.>Go meet someone else (who?)Samiel
Rolled 2>>31580072>my first priority is my familyDefinitely.
>>31580058>Thank you, Irene.>Go meet someone else Lets get going to the docks. We need to make sure that no one will kill each other.
Rolled 2>>31580058>No sense making promises now. We don't know what will happen,but thank you, Irene.>Go meet someone else (who?)We were heading down to the docks next I think
>>31579111>First of all that would make Irene older than you, which... you kind of suspected, but there's something else.Maka's stepdaughter is going to be considerably older than her.Depending on how young Maka is, young enough to be her Stepdaughter's daughter.That's kinda hilarious.
>>31580058>Thank you, Irene.We should probably get in another tiger warrior session.
Rolled 6>>31580058>Thank you, Irene.>Go meet someone else (Samiel)
Rolled 10>>31580101>Depending on how young Maka is, young enough to be her Stepdaughter's daughter.Well, Irene's dad died more than 30 years ago, and she was old enough to still remember him, so... Yeah, Maka could probably be Irene's daughter, if only barely.
Rolled 10>>31580058>Thank you, Irene. Hug and/or kiss the girl.>Continue talking with Irene (about what?)Talk about her aspirations. It seems like she's desperately needed by Tianna to maintain the magitech arsenal etc. And enjoying the role, but she has to have dreams and desires for what to do with her future.
Rolled 4>>31580058>No sense making promises now. We don't know what will happen.>Go meet someone elseDocks.
>>31580120>>31580101So far, apart from (Possibly) Samiel, Maka is the youngest in all of her current intimate relationships.She's got a bit of a taste for older women, doesn't she?
Rolled 3>>31580120Irene is somewhere between 30 and 40, and I'd guess closer to 30Maka i'd guess is in here midtwenties or so, she considered Samael youngish and he's 18 so at least 5 years older than him
Rolled 6>>31580155Sounds about right.>>31580151>She's got a bit of a taste for older women, doesn't she?Seems more the other way around, really. Older women have a taste for her.
>>31580155Just saying that if we sit at the extremes of the possible age ranges it's theoretically possible. Not terribly likely, but possible.
>>31580155I don't know, it sounded like Irene was probably closer to 50 than 40.
Rolled 9>>31580058>Thank you, IreneDon't care where we go next, I just don't want>No sense making promises now. We don't know what will happen.Winning because it sounds like we're blowing her off and don't care
>>31580190It's a hard call - remember it was mentioned Amata had a bunch of kids; it was just Samiel and Irene that exalted.And given that Dragonblooded can't pop out a kid faster than once every five years without aging like fuck, Irene could be a *lot* older than we're guessing. ~30s is the absolute lower bound here.
Rolled 1>>31580233>Amata had a bunch of kidsI think it was 5 or 6. I don't remember the exact number.
Rolled 3>>31580190She mentioned she only sort of remembers her dad and he died 30 years ago, so she must have been young to not remember him well, at least under ten or so, any older and I can't see her not remembering more about him
Rolled 1>>31580246I remember at least two more, one was a priestess for a cult and one was some goverment official
>>31580246Even so, not counting Samiel, 5 kids would take 25 a minimum of 25 years to pop out without accelerated aging.>>31580261Even if she's under ten, that puts her at almost forty.And if she's not remembering a lot because he was always bedridden from illness, well, that just pushes up the lower bound even further.
Rolled 5>>31580274>Even so, not counting Samiel, 5 kids would take 25 a minimum of 25 years to pop out without accelerated aging.Oh, yeah. Amata's supposed to be in her 80's at the youngest - that's already been confirmed.
Rolled 8>>31580374>in her 80's at the youngest...I bet she's really looking forward to having a spouse who won't die of old age in her lifetime. That poor woman.
>>31580385I doubt she ever had a lover die of old age.
>>31580385I'm more interested n seeing how the our wife deals with her new in-laws when the time comes...
>>31580456I'd be more interested in seeing how Maka's family reacts to... well, everything.
>>31580442Sure, but what about general mortal fragility?
>>31580018Wait a second, how long ago did our family vacation in Tianna and how old is Samiel again?
"...Thank you, Irene. Though that's still something fairly distant in the future, for now.""I know." She snuggles up to you. "But I want to be there with you."You spend another minute or so like this."...I have to go, Irene.""Oh." She mumbles sadly. "Won't you stay in bed with me a bit...?"The offer is tempting and it is almost night, although... didn't she just get out of bed and get dressed? "...I'm a bit worried about my men at the docks. I should go check them.""Oh, the MEN." She jokes. "What, you swing that way now?""You know which ways I swing." You give her a kiss before leaving.Down at the docks, work is about ending as day leaves its place to night. Most of the activity is fishing vessels, given Tianna's trade opportunities are few and far between, but a considerable part of the harbor is taken by the navy. You see your three ships moored next to Tianna's two large triremes and fleet of smaller shore patrol vessels.The crews seem to be leaving the area and heading for the first place where a seaman heads as soon as he's free: the closest pub, alehouse, or brothel. You intercept Iohannes Quint on the street, in fact."Oh, boss." By now, all your seamen have started calling you like this. You're not sure if you should say something about that. "Fancy meeting you here.""Hey, Quint." You greet him back. "How are things going with Rajan?""He complains a lot." He smiles tiredly. "That our men are sloppy and undisciplined. Morale's kinda low, they weren't expecting this. They weren't expecting to end up as a real navy. But the loot we made under you, plus the fact that he gave the men their first pay right away, is keeping their spirits high. There's not much talk of leaving or walking out of this, which was my fear."You nod."Besides, guy stood up to the Lintha and lived. That commands a lot of respect. He's not some landlubber scrub that expects to be in charge because he's an Exalted." Short pause. "No offense."(cont.)
"None taken." You reply. That came out wrong, but you get what he means. That's precisely why you didn't want to take charge directly when your men were at sea. "So, you think Rajan is a good officer?""Well, he's got a few screws loose.""I didn't ask you that." You reply with a smile.After a short pause: "...Yes. I think he knows his way around a ship, and around men at sea, better than most I know. I don't think he's gonna earn any love from the men, but give him time and he'll have their respect. Unless he really screws up.""Where is he, anyway?""Inspecting the Fell-Eye." He points at the ship. "So, boss." He then points at a nearby establishment. "Booze? I think the other officers are there already.">Sure.>I must meet Rajan.>Train someone (who?)>Leave (for where?)
>>31580540>Sure.Relaxation without sex? We should try it out.
Rolled 4>>31580540>SureI don't think there's anything we have to talk to Rajan aboutWhat are we wearing by the way
>>31580540>Sure.Let's to talk to all the captains.
Rolled 3>>31580567We could sing jaunty tunes!
Rolled 4>>31580540>Sure.Training can wait a bit. While on the way, ask Quint if he noticed anything odd about Rajan's verbal tic.
>>31580540>Sure.Rajan might not earn any love from our men, but we sure as hell can.
Rolled 8>>31580567Yeah just a lot of alcohol
>>31580540>Meet Rajan, bring him to drink>Train out lil' butler in the art of stabbing
>>31580580I can see asking him if he wants to bring the other captains along, sure.
Rolled 9>>31580540Seconding >>31580625
Rolled 10>>31580540>Sure.Have a command meeting to see if these guys, and Rajan, need anything in terms of material support or further recruiting. Do not drink or party to excess.
"Booze." you reply, following him in the alehouse. It's the same you've already visited a few days back, with its slightly run-down yet cheerful atmosphere, crowded with seamen relaxing after a day of work, fishing, training or whatever.Like last time, your appearance draws a lot of attention. Mostly, people staring at you but trying to not do noticed doing so (badly).Alexei and Rubeni are already there, sitting on front of two pints. Each. "Oh, Quint. Did you find a fourth to play Scientific Startree- aw, it's the boss.""Sorry to disappoint you." You sit down with them.>Small talk>Ask them something (what?)>About training>(Other)
Rolled 8>>31580725>Small talkWe're on surprisingly good terms with them considering we sort of press ganged two of them into working for us
>>31580725>Small talkSee what's on their minds and whether there's anything they need that we can acquire for them.
>>31580725>Small talk>try and play Scientific StartreeI know this will end with us losing, but who cares
Rolled 4>>31580725>Small talkKick back a bit first.
Rolled 2>>31580744Eh, forgot roll...
>>31580725>About trainingGotta get started on Tiger Warrior training them as soon as possible.
>>31580725>Small talkLets just relax with our pirates for now. I wonder if we will be able to play Scientific Startree if we increase out mental attribute.
Rolled 4>>31580778Forgot to turn on my dice
>>31580725>>Small talkthen>Ask them somethingWhat do they think about the admiral? What do they think about the job?
Rolled 5Don't forget you dice people
Rolled 8>>31580804I didn't!
>>31580804We are just mking small talk with the men.
Rolled 5>>31580746forgot my roll
>>31580826And catching any moral or discipline problems now that the captains would rather not talk about would be a good thing, no?
Rolled 9>>31580826and? we could botch that tooso turn your fucking dice on
Rolled 8>>31580826I just don't want to take the chance that people will forget to put them back on when we do need them
Rolled 3>>31580939I don't understand why they take them off, EF has said several time to leave them on because he does not know when we will need dice and it nearly made us botch in the last thread so we should always have them on.
Don't we need to go fufil our promise with the water court? Aren't we SUPER BEHIND on it?
Rolled 5>>31580975It's what were gonna do tomorrowDefinitely gonna do it tomorrow
Rolled 10>>31580983Of course we are. I believe you
>>31580975Yep. That's the plan for tomorrow or the day after I think.
>>31580975we never promised *when* we'd give 'em a massive orgy.Just that we would.They are immortal, so they can probably wait a day or two, not like they're getting any older.
Rolled 3>>31580975>Aren't we SUPER BEHIND on it?we never said when we're going to do it.
Mental + Night = 8 4 2 4 = 1 successYou spend the next hour or so making small talk and drinking with your officers. They also teach you a few Western card games, and of course try their best to clean your pockets for more booze money.You lose a lot at first, but make a comeback with a bit of luck and once you've learned the rules and the flow of the game better, and close more or less even.They seem to share Quint's opinion on Rajan: going from a free life of piracy to one of regimented navy is hard. It's not unbearable or intolerable, but it's hard and will cause some stress among the men used to a different style of command and different responsibilities.Still, Rajan seems to be competent enough, or at least they all think so.>Do your best. As soon as you'll be all integrated, we'll be a powerful fleet.>This is only temporary, while you train, recruit and repair your ships. You're not going to be part of Tianna's fleet, but more independent.>(other)
>>31580975Since it was late after the interviews, we decided to go in the morning.With TiaHorse, we'll be able to get there fast, so it won't be a big issue.
Rolled 3>>31580975We also should take Yaraons promised sacrifice with us tomorrow to offer it to him on his plains.Seems to have been forgotten.
Rolled 3>>31580975we're going to do it when we go check out our demanses and Silk, theres only been like 6 hours time pass in the last 3 threads, calm down anon
Rolled 5>>31581005>Do your best. As soon as you'll be all integrated, we'll be a powerful fleet.You can do it pirates
>>31580725>Ask them something (what?)I hear there is some discomfort with the crews. What would it take to make them happy with the current arrangement?Also: The crews have seen what I've done with Regis. If any of them would like me to do the same with them, or would like to train in Martial Arts, I can arrange it in a week or so.Also we need to speak to Rajan about the tactics of using pirates and their vessels. It's just like in land warfare. There's the bulk-army, the big units of soldiers that move slowly and hit hard. And there's the skirmishers who flank the enemy and weaken them. That's what our pirate crews need to be. They'll never stand toe-to-toe with a Lintha fleet, but they can harass them into exhaustion.
Rolled 9>>31581005>Do your best. As soon as you'll be all integrated, we'll be a powerful fleet.
Rolled 5>>31581005>Do your best...
Rolled 10Is it time to turn on MRP?>>31581005Seconding >>31581039
Rolled 6>>31581054>Is it time to turn on MRP?If it's appropriate I'm all for it
>>31581005>>(other)You'll be 'irregulars' in the navy. Still beholden to Tianna and Rajan, but with more flexibility and less oversight. Don't worry, we'll work it out.
>>31581005>>This is only temporary, while you train, recruit and repair your ships. You're not going to be part of Tianna's fleet, but more independent.Having them as a more independent unit is more useful anyways.
Rolled 2>>31581005>Do your best. As soon as you'll be all integrated, we'll be a powerful fleet.
Rolled 1>>31581005>This is only temporary, while you train, recruit and repair your ships. You're not going to be part of Tianna's fleet, but more independent.We hired them to be privateers, not regular navy shops
Rolled 1>>31581063this is good
Rolled 3>>31581005>This is only temporary, while you train, recruit and repair your ships. You're not going to be part of Tianna's fleet, but more independent.
Rolled 5>>31581063Good compromise. IT offers them safety and a regular paycheck with most of the freedoms they already enjoy.
Social + Zenith = 3 3 5 9 5 10 6 = 3 successes"It's for the best." You try and cheer them up. "Unity is strength, after all. If we pool together our forces, we can accomplish a lot more. How are the repairs and reorganizations going?""We've had some naval engineers check them and see what improvements can be made. Rajan wants to mount a few hardpoints for Essence weapons, even though we don't have authorization to embark them yet." Quint explains.Rubeni nods. "We'll also have to train some of our men to use them when that happens. ...It feels so weird to actually discuss the eventuality of having such a powerful weapon onboard. I never thought it'd happen."The card games continue and the alcohol flows freely. Before you realize, it's night.>Return to the castle, go to sleep>Do something else (what?)(Remember that you can go several days without sleep now, thanks to Tireless Hero's Soul)
>>31581387>>Return to the castle, go to sleepIt's best if we set a good example, even if we *can* go on like a Terminator.Besides in the event we have to ride nonstop for a long time the extra buffer of sleep will be very valuable.
>>31581387>Train MillienNight time is perfect for ninja maid training time now.
Rolled 3>>31581387>Return to the castle, go to sleepWe need to be rested for our meeting with the water court.
Rolled 2>>31581387>Return to the castle, go to sleepMight as well, I can't think of anything else we need to do right now
>>31581387>Return to the castle, go to sleepcuddle with everyone we can before we leave. Not sex. just cuddles
(I didn't notice the votes swinging more towards "you'll be more like privateers" in time, sorry. (I was distracted) I'll still keep the decision in mind for future reference, don't worry)
Rolled 10>>31581387>>Do something else (what?)Go check on Samiel and then see how Zareen is doing, after that we can do >>31581436
Rolled 7>>31581387>Do something else (what?)Go to the city god's temple. Meet the city god.
Rolled 10>>31581436>Night time is perfect for ninja maid training time now.Even if we don't need sleep, I'm pretty sure she doesHow about we go check on our new dudes, Running Swallow and Zareen
Rolled 3>>31581458seconding this
>>31581005>This is only temporary, while you train, recruit and repair your ships. You're not going to be part of Tianna's fleet, but more independent.They were hired to be our personal navy, and that's what they're going to be.
Rolled 1>>31581387I'll throw my vote behind >>31581458
Rolled 3>>31581387>Do something else (what?)Let's check up on our new Wood DB's abs and our Martial Artist
>>31581387>Return to the castle, go to sleepWe need our beauty-sleep too.
Rolled 4>>31581387That one Abyssal was seen in the city before right?What do you think the chances are he finds us if we wander around town for a bit?
Rolled 4>>31581387>Do something else (what?)Walk alone into a dark alley, wait five minutes, then say in a well-moderated voice. "You might as well come out and talk." We don't KNOW that someone is following us. But someone tried to shoot us with an arrow the other day, the Abyssal has been stalking around town without killing anyone (very unusual) and is very interested in us. The odds of someone NOT spying on us are pretty dismal. If there's nobody there, we feel a little silly for a minute. If there IS someone there we trick them into thinking that we're better at spotting them than we really are and get them to reveal themselves.If nothing happens after 5 minutes, then we should go to the poorest part of town and look for an orphanage or a wrecked building being used as shelter by the poor. We're a Priestess of a god who defines himself partially by Perfect Compassion. If we're going to win over the populace, we need to start at the bottom, helping those in need.
Rolled 6>>31581387>Return to the castle, check up on Zareen and Swallow, see if they've met
>>31581572I'd do this on the off chance it works
Rolled 10>>31581572Where's Tia. if she were with us I'm pretty sure she could just smell someone following usWe could do that too if we get that awareness charm
>>31581458After that it will be too late for Millian's training. She does need sleep.
Rolled 4>>31581465Yeah, we haven't met him yet and we're marrying into Tianna.
Rolled 9>>31581678she can sleep in Regis' arms on the sled as we travel tomorrow
>>31581387>Do something elseWe should check on Dancing Smoke. Things got more intense than she expected at her festival, we should make sure we didnt cross a line.
Rolled 9>>31581813>Things got more intense than she expected at her festival, we should make sure we didnt cross a lineTheir was a line crossed alright, but she's not the one who ran past itWe probably should go see her though, apologize for that
Rolled 6>>31581813And to make sure we're not about to become "Auntie Maka" to a precocious godblood. But Dancing Smoke was a bit over-sexed to begin with, I think she'll enjoy the new tradition of her festival.
Rolled 1>>31581387Shouldn't we at least see the outside of Pyre Spark's temple to the Sun before we leave again?
Rolled 7>>31581932we can do that in the morning when the UCS' light shines upon it
Rolled 2>>31581953That works.
As you leave the pub and head back to the castle, you reflect on the fact that if there's one thing Exaltation has made worse, it's alcohol. Your tolerance seems to have gone up by a lot. You must've made the owner's fortune for tonight before realizing it. Perhaps motivated by whatever little effect the alcohol had on you, you head into a dark alley and try something."You might as well come out and talk." You say, to the darkness around you. You might be followed, and if you aren't, hey, no harm done, right?"R-really? We can?" A voice echoes out immediately, followed by about...Okay, that's about a dozen people, in various state of drunkenness. With a small pang of shame, you recognize a few faces from yesterday night. Those that you bothered to remember. They all seem pretty embarrassed. Or maybe it's the whole "being drunk" thing."Yeah... When we saw you in the pub, we were wondering, if, you know...""After yesterday night - which was amazing, by the way..."*heavy breathing*"If we could, well, if you were interested in a round two...">Yes>No>Question them>Run away>Knock them unconscious
Rolled 5>>31582070>A polite, but firm "No, thank you"
Rolled 9>>31582070You think if we knock them all out they'll forget this ever happened?
>>31582070>No>Will you go around bothering woman you have seen last night? I suggest you do not. That was a special event, and it has ended.
Rolled 3>>31582070>noHell naw we ain't got time for this shit.
Rolled 7>>31582070>Question them"That was just for the festival last night. I'm not saying 'no', mind you, but I'd like to sit down and talk to you for a bit. It isn't healthy to obsess over someone. Even me. So, why seek me out now?"
Rolled 1>>31582070>No Gently. It was a special occasion and a lapse of judgement on our part. >Question them
Rolled 5>>31582070>NoWell there goes that plan...got any more bright ideas?
Rolled 7>>31582070"Thank you, but no. That was a special event, isn't going to be happening again"
>>31582128...until next year.
Rolled 4>>31582138the orgy might happen, but we probably won't fuck the entire city like this time
Rolled 2>>31582138Not with us participating it won't
Rolled 2>>31582138We were just there to set the stage for Dancing Smoke so she'll be the focus of the orgy next year.
Rolled 6>>31582070>Exalted the game of consequences>sometimes they're bad>this time it was just gross
Rolled 7>>31582070>No, an't got the time
"No." you interrupt them."But...""No." You repeat, turning and leaving. Man. You don't really know if Solar Exaltation extends your lifespan like it does with the Dragon-Blooded, but you hope you'll be able to someday live in a world where everyone has forgotten that night.You head back to the castle. It's night, but you're not tired, and that's a good thing because you have a lot of stuff on your mind. Samiel, Zareen, Swallow, Millian...You decide to start with Samiel. At this time, he should be in his bedroom. Maybe he hasn't fallen asleep yet.You stop by his room, finding...Dancing Smoke sitting on the ground, just out of it, looking sullen, hugging her knees, her tail whipping angrily left and right.Samiel's bedroom's door has a large sheet of paper nailed over it. It's covered in an elaborate magic circle surrounded by Old Realm glyphs. You don't need to have a degree in thaumaturgy to imagine what happened."Makaa~" Smoke cries to you."...Let me guess: a Seal Against Gods." You point at the paper.She nods.>What did you want to do?>Did Samiel get mad at you?>Open the door.>Tear the seal down.>Go meet someone else.>(Other)
Rolled 5>>31582288>Did Samiel get mad at you?
Rolled 4>>31582288>Did Samiel get mad at you?
Rolled 3>>31582288>Did Samiel get mad at you?If we want to be really mean we could go in and have sex with him while she's out here and forced to listen.
Rolled 7>>31582288>What did you want to do?>Did Samiel get mad at you?>Open the door.In that order.
>>31582288Smoke, what the hell did you do to Samiel?
Rolled 6>>31582288>Did Samiel get mad at you?>Knock, tell him it's usAlso I'm glad she doesn't seem mad at us
Rolled 1>>31582288>(Other) "What happened that would make Samiel get mad at you?"It's quite obvious that she's the Culprit but we still don't know what she did that made Sammy all pissed off.
Rolled 5>>31582320This is meanLet's do it
Rolled 8>>31582288"Is everything alright?"don't blame, just try to get the story
Rolled 5>>31582320Nah. I like Smoke, and that's really fucked up even if I didn't
Rolled 3>>31582288>Did Samiel get mad at you?Oh boy.
Rolled 3>>31582288>What did you want to do?>Did Samiel get mad at you?Also ask about the festival.
Rolled 10>>31582288Smoke was around for the First Age right?I wonder if we could talk to her and Pyre about Solars
Rolled 4>>31582320>>31582349We don't even have to really do it. Just ask Samiel if he want to play a prank on Smoke.Start fake moaning and banging on the walls.
Rolled 1Maybe she didn't do anything and he just wants a good night's sleep for once.or he has his gay lover over and wanted a romantic evening
Rolled 9>>31582412Talon came over?
Rolled 1>>31582392I thought we said we'd not ruin more of the castle for our wife>>31582320yeah nah, we're not doing that
"...Did Samiel get mad at you?""He says that I'm oppressing him!" She protests."I wonder what he meant." You reply."I MEANT that she's not leaving me ONE MINUTE alone." Samiel's muffled voice echoes from inside the room."OF COURSE not!" Is her reply."Wait, so are you two officially a couple now?" You wonder, pointing alternatively to her and the door.Her reply is a solid and instantaneous "YES!". Samiel doesn't reply."So what's the problem exactly?" You ask."I NEED TO SLEEP.""We can sleep together~""YOU'RE NOT GOING TO LET ME SLEEP ARE YOU.""It's just a bit of night-time activity~""Which you did for all yesterday night! And you've spent the whole day with me after that! I couldn't do any work!""You could just leave this castle and come and live with me in my sanctum in the volcano~""NO, THANK YOU.">Try and calm both down>Take Smoke's side>Take Samiel's side>Stay out of this
Rolled 7>>31582456>Try and calm both down
Rolled 2>>31582456>Try and calm both downSmoke, Samiel needs sleep like a regular personSamiel, you can't just go locking her out, you have to talk it out
Rolled 5>>31582456>Try and calm both down>Take Samiel's sideDude needs his fucking sleep. Come on. She can touch his hair and sing to him or something instead of fucking him. Sooth him.
Rolled 5>>31582456>Try and calm both downI can see where Samiel's coming from, but Smoke has been lonely for a long time so now she's latching onto the first person that likes her.
Rolled 4>>31582456>Try and calm both downWe're not going to get anywhere if the're both going off half-cocked.
>>31582456>Try and calm both down>Take Samiel's sideWhile it's nice that you want to shower Samiel with attention and affection, Smoke, there is such a thing as too much. Don't smother the poor guy.He has responsibilities to see to as the Prince of Tianna. Smoke could always help him relax and enjoy his off-duty time, though... just make sure he's actually relaxed and enjoying himself.
Rolled 2>>31582456>Try and calm both down>Take Samiel's sideMaybe we could find something for Smoke to do?
Rolled 5>>31582288>(Other)"Let me guess: You got insistent on being intimate with him and he kicked you out. You have to realize that he's a very serious boy who was hurt very badly by women in his past. He's worried you'll hurt him too. How would you feel if another mountain god came along and ripped away half your Volcano, carved it to look like themselves, built an un-burnable tower of obsidian on it and then walked away and never talked to you again? Because that's what someone did to Samiel. And he's scared that you'll do the same to him. That's why I wanted him to be in control of us when we were all together. He is so serious as a way of silently fighting off things that can hurt him. You're going to have to learn to respect that."
Rolled 3>>31582456>Try and calm both down
Rolled 6>>31582456>Try and calm both down
>>31582456>Take Samiel's sideAdvice her to find a hobby that isn't having sex. Or if not, find some other lovers so Samiel can get some rest.
Rolled 1>>31582456>>Try and calm both downshes being a little unreasonable and he's just running away from the issue
>>31582522This could work.The problem with Smoke is that she doesn't seem to GET him. She certainly seems to legitimately like him, and means well.We could use Talking to the Heart to make sure they get the message whatever we do.
Rolled 3>>31582456>Try and calm both downif they really want to be a couple, they need to actually talk through issues like this. And tell them they should really try sleeping together, it feels nice
Rolled 2I think now's the time to use MRP and maaaybe TTtH
Rolled 1>>31582456>Try and calm both downLet's see if we can compromise here. Smoke, Samiel is an Exalt, but much of him is still human. He needs sleep. Humans without sleep and food are like gods without prayers and essence. They get weak and die. So you're going to have to learn to give Samiel time to rest. And Samiel, you have to realize that Smoke has been alone for a very long time. She lost her original volcano, her home, most of her power, and a literal part of her mind and soul. But she wants to build something new. With you. She needs you. So there needs to be more talking from both of you. Less wards, less temper tantrums, and more calm talking."
>>31582566I also vote talking to the heartI doubt we're going to get into combat before we get the essence back
Rolled 6>>31582572No point in using MRP for this roll, we wouldn't get any extra successes, but I'm totally on board with TttH
Rolled 9>>31582516I was thinking that, too.
Rolled 8>>31582572>TTtH>>31582585>TttH>>31582456yeah, its time to use Talking to the Heart
TttH obviates the need to actually succeed on this roll, right?Because we're rolling like shit right now.
Rolled 4>>31582566It's not just Smoke. Most gods, especially elemental and nature gods, just don't understand humans. At all. They're completely alien to them. They don't understand the need for 'sleep', or 'society', or 'personal space'. That's an important part of being a Zenith (and to a lesser extent an Immaculate or Sidereal). Making sure gods play nice with mortals. Which in this case means being their relationship Councillor.
Rolled 2>>31582522This, but we need to also talk to Samiel about how he's avoiding the issue, which really doesn't help either. also voting Talk to the Heart
>>31582628Should we find a Gold Faction Chosen of Serenity to help play relationship counsellor?
Social + Zenith = 7 2 5 5 7 4 2 = 2 successes"Alright, calm down now, both of you." You shut up the discussion, before kneeling down next to Smoke."...Listen, Smoke. I know you've been very lonely and you're happy you found in Samiel someone who enjoys spending time with you." You can almost HEAR him being embarrassed about that remark from beyond the door. "But Samiel is human, he needs his sleep, his rest, his breaks and free time... even from you. He has duties, responsibilities he must attend to, and be fresh for.""EXACTLY."She looks up to you, probably a bit confused, probably not understanding completely what you mean. "Knowing when to leave the other alone is also a part of love. You need to learn that.""But... I have nothing else to do...""What did you do before we met.""Nothing." She replies."...Nothing?""Well... sometimes I went to spend some time with the other gods nearby, but none of them wanted to deal with me for long. Yaraon was the most patient with me. But other than that...">You should go spend time with Yaraon>You should go oversee the construction of your temple>You should find something productive to do>You should try and meet other people and make friends>You can spend the night with me if you're lonely
Rolled 4>>31582658>You should try and meet other people and make friends
>>31582658>You can spend the night with me if you're lonely
>>31582658(forgot to write it, but TTTH is included. Current Essence 3/5)
Rolled 2>>31582658>>You should find something productive to do>>You should try and meet other people and make friendsAnd you should really try sleeping with him without sex. It feels just as nice, just in a different way
Rolled 4>>31582658>You should try and meet other people and make friends>You can spend the night with me if you're lonely
Rolled 10>>31582658>You should go oversee the construction of your temple>You should try and meet other people and make friendsand maybe>You should go spend time with Yaraonand not try to rape him this time
Rolled 4>>31582658>You can spend the night with me if you're lonelyI'm you're friend too
Rolled 5>>31582658>You should go oversee the construction of your temple>You should try and meet other people and make friendsThese.
Rolled 8>>31582658>You should find something productive to do>You should try and meet other people and make friends
Rolled 10>>31582658>You should go oversee the construction of your templeyou have a priestess now. Go and molest her or something.
Rolled 1>>31582658>You should try and meet other people and make friends>You can spend the night with me if you're lonely
Rolled 5>>31582658>You should try and meet other people and make friends>You can spend the night with me if you're lonelyWhat hobbies do gods usually have?
Rolled 10>>31582684this. Maybe not tonight, since he'll still be upset about the whole thing.Also, we should probably talk with Sam too. Smoke doesn't get him, but he doesn't seem to get her very well yet either
>>31582658>You should try and meet other people and make friends>You can spend the night with me if you're lonelyJust this once.
Rolled 7>>31582658>>31582684>And you should really try sleeping with him without sex. It feels just as nice, just in a different wayThis is a good suggestion
>>31582658>You should find something productive to do>You should try and meet other people and make friends>You can spend the night with me if you're lonelyAll of these are good things for her to try, depending on which one she feels like doing at the time.
Rolled 4>>31582658>You can spend the night with me if you're lonelyWe are just kinda wandering around
>>31582658>>You should find something productive to do>>You should try and meet other people and make friendsIt is not healthy being together 24/7. No relationship can last that way. If you want to be meet with Samiel for longer than a week you need to understand that.
Rolled 4>>31582658I'll second adding in >And you should really try sleeping with him without sex. It feels just as nice, just in a different wayfrom >>31582684
Rolled 4>>31582684>And you should really try sleeping with him without sex. It feels just as nice, just in a different wayseconding adding this to the end of the winning options
Rolled 4>>31582658>You should find something productive to do>You should try and meet other people and make friends>And you should really try sleeping with him without sex. It feels just as nice, just in a different way
>>31582779I'm fond of the "fill in Samiel's off-duty time and help him enjoy himself" solution, personally.
Smoke needs a hobby. We should convince her to pick up martial arts
Rolled 7>>31582841We should convince her to make us some Orichalcum in her volcano
Rolled 2>>31582857>implying she has the expertise and mirrors for that
>>31582857Can she do that?
Rolled 7>>31582658>You should try and meet other people and make friends>You can spend the night with me if you're lonely
Rolled 9>>31582878Who knows, she's been around since the First Age
>>31582829Yeah, she could always try and learn to appreciate just being with Samiel
Rolled 2>>31582857Oh yea. We can forge Orichalcum in the volcano. We need some huge mirrors for that and I am pretty sure that people would notice if they see an order for huge ass mirrors
>>31582878She is a goddess of the volcano, so she should be able to do *something*.
Rolled 7>>31582900Yeah, provide the volcanic heat. There's a ton of other elements to refining orichalcum that she has zero ability to affect, though. She's just there to melt the gold.
Rolled 6We can't afford the mirrors for smelting our won orichalcum.They're a resources 4 purchase
>>31582925No, i mean even if she can't make orichalcum, she should be able to make some useful things. There are shit tons of minerals inside volcanoes.
Social + Zenith = 4 2 4 10 4 5 8 = 3 successes"...It's not healthy to just latch to one person, Smoke. You need to understand this. You should meet other people. Make more friends.""How do I make friends?"You resist the temptation to facepalm. "You meet new people and spend some time with them. Other than that, you have to learn how to make friends yourself.""I... see." She thinks about it."And you should really try sleeping with Samiel, or anyone else, without sex. It feels just as nice, just in a different way.""Eeeh." She sounds like she doesn't really believe you."Because seriously, sometimes I'm kind of worried that you might be one step removed from a serial rapist, Smoke."She blinks and looks at you, evidently not getting your point."You need to learn AFFECTION. And no one can teach you that. You have to discover it yourself."You help her stand up. "But you can spend the night with me, if you're lonely.""No, I..." She hesitates, then takes one step towards the door and holds a hand out. A small discharge of Essence, like a miniature thunderbolt, flashes out of the paper and hits her fingers, and she winces back. "Hey, Samiel...?""...What?""If I let you sleep, if I promise not to bother you unless you want... will you let me in?""...""...please?""...If you do ANYTHING I'm going to get mad."She lights up. "I promise!""And tomorrow you'll have to leave me alone the entire day. You'll have to find something else to do. Make some friends, like Maka says.""Yes! I will.""And... even if you don't sleep, at least pretend you do.""Okay!""Without snoring.""Absolutely."Well, looks like you defused the situation here. Samiel, in his pajamas already, opens the door and lets her in like a dog. Considering Smoke has a tail, and she is waggling it, the comparison is oddly apt."Thanks for the help." Samiel winks at you and whispers.(cont.)
>Do you have a minute to discuss something? (what?)>Can I sleep with you, too?>It's been a pleasure. It kind of is my job too.If you leave:>Where do you go now?
Rolled 5>>31583000>>It's been a pleasure. It kind of is my job too.time to go to sleep
Rolled 10>>31583021>It's been a pleasure. It kind of is my job too>go to sleep
Rolled 3>>31583021>It's been a pleasure. It kind of is my job too.Lets collect our husband and wife and go snuggle sensuously and sleep
Rolled 5>>31583021>It's been a pleasure. It kind of is my job too.Now, go the fuck to sleep.
>>31583021>It's been a pleasure.>Where do you go now?I wanted to train Millian but i guess it is too late for that now. I don't know. Go sleep too maybe, unless anon can come up with something.
Rolled 10>>31583021>It's been a pleasure. It kind of is my job too.Fine, sleep it is.
Rolled 10>>31583021>It's been a pleasure. It kind of is my job too.>SleepEven if we don't have to were gonna have to spend a whole day fucking the ocean, let's get a little rest
>>31583021>It's been a pleasure. It kind of is my job too.Let's go back to our room and sleep. Not a good time to intrude on them.
>>31583000>"Because seriously, sometimes I'm kind of worried that you might be one step removed from a serial rapist, Smoke.">She blinks and looks at you, evidently not getting your point.Worrying!
Rolled 4>>31583021>Can I sleep with you, too?
This is a lot of 10s. I hope we get to use them.
Rolled 4>>31583161If we were trying to talk them into letting us join, maybe, but for just going to sleep I doubt we will
Rolled 1>>31583161crit success on going to sleep? We never wake up again
>>31583029>>31583036>>31583045>>31583050>>31583099>>31583109>>31583146Dice gods, why now?
Rolled 10>>31583188wasn't it fate/stay quest or something where the y crit-failed going to sleep or something stupid
Rolled 9>>31583219It's fine the dice gods favor us when we do really big cool shit, like two-shoting a Behemoth, or dancing the shit out of that festival
"It's been a pleasure. It kind of is my job too." You wave at him while leaving. Returning to your bedroom, you find the lanterns lit and Tia and Regis sitting with Millian at the desk... Is that a children's first reading book?"Regis, come on. Your "de" look sloppy as hell. Write twenty more." She lifts her head fron the books and papers and calligraphy brushes. "Oh! Miss Maka. Welcome back.""Did I interrupt something?" You wonder."Not at all, Tia wanted just to wait for your return, so I figured we might as well be doing something productive." She smiles, gathering the supplies. "Come on Regis, let's leave."Uh, yes." He picks up his writing exercises, evidently not wanting you to see them, and leaves you two alone."I thought you knew how to read and write." You say Tia."...Not Seatongue." She points out. "Are we done for the day?""Almost." You smile. "There's the night.""After yesterday, you want to have something a bit more intimate?" She grins."Very intimate." You remove your tabard with a swift motion and throw yourself on the bed."I understand." She blows the lantern off, dropping the room into darkness. "It's been a stressful day for you, Maka." As she softly approaches, her footstep almost perfectly silent, the darkness is slowly lit by the tattoos on her skin, slowly becoming brighter as she becomes closer and closer and her clothes are dropped on the floor along the way. "...Let me take care of you for tonight, then..."[Physical + Zenith = 5 10 3 5 10 10 4 = 6 successes](cont.)
Rolled 3>>31583404>6 successes for sexWe are gonna bang the shit out of Tia, we should even hold back use all the charms
ok, that was just because I felt bad to leave those three 10s unused[Essence recovered]The next day comes, a beautiful clear day without a cloud in sight, finding you refreshed and ready for anything.It takes a bit for Tia to wake up enough to manage to leave the bed, however. She lingers about in a shocked state for a while, continuously repeating in a low whisper "That was amazing".After a quick breakfast and a quick bath, you get everything ready for the trip.Who comes with you?>Tia>Millian>Regis>Samiel>Irene>Dancing Smoke>Pyre Spark>Roan Denzik>Running Swallow>Zareen Inofu>(others?)Multiple choices allowed>Wear the tabard>Wear the corset>Wear something else
Rolled 8>>31583532>Tia>Millian>RegisAnd MAYBE our new dancer-assassin.
>>31583532>Tia>Regis>Pyre Spark>Wear the tabardActually, why can't we turn gossamer into stuff for the mercenaries to sell?
Rolled 3>>31583532I move that we lead the cult in prayer at noon before we leave.>Tia>Millian>Regis>Running Swallow>Zareen Inofu>Wear the tabard
Rolled 4>>31583532>Tia>Millian>RegisAnd>Zareen InofuIf she can keep up>Wear the corset
Rolled 3>>31583532>Tia>Millian>Regis>Zareen>Wear the tabardWe should also tell everyone we'll probably be gone for a whole day
Rolled 6>>31583532>>Tia>>Millian>>Regis>Zareen Inofu>Wear the corset>bring Yaraons promised sacrifice along
Rolled 1>>31583532>Tia>Millian>Regis>Wear the corset
Rolled 6>>31583532>It takes a bit for Tia to wake up enough to manage to leave the bed, however. She lingers about in a shocked state for a while, continuously repeating in a low whisper "That was amazing".I bet it was
Rolled 1>>31583615>>bring Yaraons promised sacrifice alongif we're going near his plains we totally should
>>31583615>bring Yaraons promised sacrifice alongThis.
>>31583532>Tia>Millian>Regis>Martial arts guy>Dragon girl>Wear the tabard
Rolled 1>>31583532>Tia>Millian>Regis>Wear the tabard
Rolled 1>>31583532>>Tia>>Millian>>Regis>Running Swallow>Zareen Inofu>Wear the tabard
>>31583532>Tia>Millian>Regis>Zareen Inofu>Wear the corset
Rolled 6>>31583532>Tia >Regis >Millian >Zareen >Swallow
If we are leaving any of our two newest recruits (swallow and zareen) we should talk with them about what they should do while we are gone.I'd rather bring them both and get to know them.
Rolled 2>>31583532>Tia>Millian>Regis>The Dance Assassin>Wear the corset
Rolled 7>>31583532>Tia>Running Swallow>Zareen Inofu>Wear the tabard
>>31583532>Tia>Millian>Regis>Pyre SparkIt would be fun to show her our battlefield.
Rolled 9>>31583532>Tia>Running Swallow>Zareen Inofu>Wear the tabard
Rolled 7>>31583812indeed, we shouldnt leave them standing here without letting them know whats up or what to do while we're gone
You repack all your stuff (which isn't much) on your small wagon, and contact Zareen and, after thinking about it for a bit, also Running Swallow. Unsure as to what you should wear, you decide on the tabard, but you bring your corset along just in case.You briefly explain to the dragon-blooded and the martial artist the reason for your trip and the destination. After that, you go and consult with Amata (who is still having breakfast) for your sacrifice to Yaraon, but she replies with: "Oh, don't worry about it. I'll take care of it myself. I've long meant to meet him in person, besides.""I see. Well, take care. Mikahil should return tomorrow, right?""Somewhere around tomorrow and the day after, yes." She nods. "I'm sure he'll want to meet you.""Oh, I don't plan to stay in the west for long.""Actually, I was thinking that we could come and see your little kingdom." She smiles."There isn't much of a kingdom right now.""Still, I'm a bit curious. Would that be alright?""Aren't you afraid that Tianna might be attacked while you're away?""Don't worry, should it happen I'd know immediately.">You should stay here, it's too risky.>I'll wait for you there then, as soon as Mikahil and this friend of hers return, come and see me.
>>31584002>I'll wait for you there then, as soon as Mikahil and this friend of hers return, come and see me.Gotta show off for the wife.
Rolled 5>>31584002>I'll wait for you there then, as soon as Mikahil and this friend of hers return, come and see me.We can introduce her to our pet too
Rolled 1>>31584002>I'll wait for you there then, as soon as Mikahil and this friend of hers return, come and see me.
>>31584002>>I'll wait for you there then, as soon as Mikahil and this friend of hers return, come and see me.I don't see why not. We have stayed here for a while and we really need ot start dealing with our land.
Rolled 5>>31584002>I'll wait for you there then, as soon as Mikahil and this friend of hers return, come and see me.
Rolled 1>>31584002>>I'll wait for you there then, as soon as Mikahil and this friend of hers return, come and see me.
Rolled 8>>31584002>>I'll wait for you there then, as soon as Mikahil and this friend of hers return, come and see me.She'll be coming after we get back from the water court then?
Rolled 6>>31584002>I'll wait for you there then, as soon as Mikahil and this friend of hers return, come and see me.
Rolled 7>>31584002>Pack. Unpack. Repack. Reunpack. WHY DO WE NEVER CLEAR OUT SCHEDULE WITH PEOPLE?
Rolled 4>>31584002>>I'll wait for you there then, as soon as Mikahil and this friend of hers return, come and see me.
"Well, alright. I'll stay there in "my little kingdom" then, waiting for ya."You exchange a kiss. "See you soon."[Session End]2 XP (Base)1 bonus XP (>>31578189)
>>31584174Thanks for running!
Rolled 6>>31584174>1 bonus XP (>>31578189)damn, we should have posted the lineart first, gotten the xp for that, then posted the coloured one for more
Rolled 10>>31584238also, thanks for the thread EF, any idea when next session will be?
Rolled 8>>31584174Thanks as always EF
Rolled 4>>31578189Man, Maka is tallShe needs to stop hitting all my fetishes
Rolled 5>>31584321no, no she does not
Rolled 1EF any idea when you might run next?