You are Shax Bonemurder, and you're flying through the air! Your nice druid friend, Bearbreath, is a giant eagle, and is carrying you to the top. It's slow going since apparently your sword is heavy. Who would have thought? After you land on the wall, you sneak into the corner and wait for the gnoll druid to get done ferrying the rest of your party.>CURRENT ADVENTURE PARTY: http://pastebin.com/tZ3saVGK>ABILITY TREE: http://pastebin.com/aBfqv1vP>CHARACTER Point: 1>I'm the boss! Points: 0>32/48 BtB exp>26/48 MSiF exp>34/40 CyRCTHaM exp>15/16 FMMM exp, 2/2 Tidal Points>Something bars your progress...Once Brokagh reaches the ramparts, he quickly seeks out and silences the guards in the approximate area. Fetidclaw keeps a watchful eye on the surroundings as you get Bearbreath, now in gnoll form, Sitri, and Allonces in a strategy meeting."This place is packed with cultists, boss," Fetidclaw murmurs to you. It seems to be a strange layout. The middle of this walled temple is a stepped platform with some sort of ritual taking place, surrounded by a wide open field. The walls, which you're currently on, lead into some sort of maze-like structure that opens out into the field.What's the plan?>The best way through a maze is to smash through the walls. Let's get to the ritual, get the item, and get out!>No need to make our lives harder on the way out of this country. Let's sneak through the complex, explore it thoroughly, and make our way to the ritual.
>>31803267Can't we, like, just hop from wall-to-wall if we're on top already?No smashing to alert the guards, and no confusing puzzles to solve.
>>31803267Sneaky.Remember we have a grappling hook and should use it to cheat the maze.
>>31803348It's enclosed!>>31803385Complimentary grappling hooks are useful for all sorts of things!
>>31803348This sounds like a plan, run on top of maze and if someone falls use your grapple to help them back up. Failing that Bearbreath can fly us over the ritual and drop us on them and everyone else can try to catch up.
>>31803446Can anyone in the group cast silence?
>>31803446>enclosedDamn. Let's be quick about it then. Once this ritual is stopped, we have godhood to claim.And I want to get back to our raid group!
>>31803267Well we've been pretty good at sneaking so far, let's hope it continues!
This is sorta what it looks like. Bearbreath can certainly fly you down, though, if you wanna make a big dramatic entrance.>>31803487Allonces could have but didn't bother. It'd basically shut Sitri completely down, too. She'd just be a pretty good sword at that point.
>>31803267This sounds like a good time to use that anti illusion chalice.
Fuck yeah, Shax is back!Too bad I have to go to school in an hour.
Alright! You will brave the Utalaga Temple's Maze! Writing.
I'd suggest using our diamond turtles as a distraction while we sneak in and stop the ritual but I have a feeling people will complain about using pearls.
>>31803593May as well just use them when we get there, no one expets giant crystal turtles to fall on their heads.
>>31803593The only thing I would say about the pearls is to maybe keep one on reserve for teleporting to the cave place.
You punch an open palm and crack your knuckles. It's time to bust some heads! Your heads. For thinking through this puzzle. You declare loudly, "Alright guys, let's just go through the stupid temple sneaky like!" And pump your fist."Maybe not the best idea to be shouting that sort of thing boss," Brokagh murmurs at you, nervously. What a spoilsport.Hefting your sword, you and your party peek into the entrance. The place is pretty dark, and lined with torches. Sitri taps you on the shoulder, and whispers, "Hey, think maybe the place is trapped? Let's take a sip from that chalice before we get into trouble." The satyxis gives you a wink and a thumbs up. So inspiring. You pour some liquid into the silvery chalice and take drink. Nothing really looks that different. "So? Feel any different?""Nope," you reply with a shrug. Brokagh slaps you on the back and then walks into the maze. Fetidclaw follows him shortly after. "You guys don't get too far ahead, okay? Don't wanna lose you." The pair of orcs look over their shoulders and nod before stalking into the flickering corridors.As you're stepping through the hallways Allonces raises a pointed hand. "You know, I heard the universal maze solution is to just follow one wall and you'll eventually reach the exit no matter what." It sounds like good advice, but you wished it had come from a different source. Occasionally you pass by a guard with an arrow through the head or a broken neck. Those orcs mean business, but they've left a trail to follow them. Eventually, Brokagh doubles back."Hey, boss, Fetid is keeping an eye on them, but there are two paths ahead..."Which one do you take?>One path is heavily guarded, and looks like it leads to a storage area. Loot, maybe? There is chance they might raise the alarm though.>The other path smells like a lot of incense and things. Probably less guarded, but might be full of priests.
>>31803776>One path is heavily guarded, and looks like it leads to a storage area. Loot, maybe? There is chance they might raise the alarm though.Loot, you say?
>>31803776>One path is heavily guarded, and looks like it leads to a storage area. Loot, maybe? There is chance they might raise the alarm though.There might be something useful.
>>31803776We are sharx Always loot
>>31803776>The other path smells like a lot of incense and things. Probably less guarded, but might be full of priests.Kill and maim first, loot later.
>>31803776>go to incense smellCan we leave a trap behind us to kill the guards if they get alerted?I'm trying to earn a boss point.
>>31803891Goblins always know that if you don't get the shinnies first they may be taken before you get there.
>>31803891We can use the loot to get an advantage in the fight!
Alright. The potential goodies is too much for you all.Writing.
"Then let's head over to Fetid and check out these guards!" You tell Brokagh. He grins widely and waves you on. The junction appears, and you pass by the section whose smell was so strong it made your nose wrinkle, ahead you see the leatherbound orc tracker leaning back against a wall. She places a finger over her lips, and whispers, "Ahead is a fairly large group of them. I'm counting ten guards. They all seem to be wearing ceremonial armor of some kind and using studded metal clubs.""Any enchantments?" Sitri asks, leaning in conspiratorially.Fetid shrugs, "Not sure. I can't tell that sorta thing. There are also two reanimated corpses in thick golden armor. They're about the size of an ogre, and don't seem to have any weapons on them. I can't tell what they're talking about."You process this information, "So the room is fairly large then?" That'd be nice, you can go all out with your sword.The orc gives a tentative shake of her head, "Not precisely. It's two chambers. I couldn't exactly look in the second one, but the first is rather large and has a medium sized pathway into the next. I counted some guards I saw milling back there into the initial estimate, but I don't know if there are any surprizes back there or not." Can't know everything.Bearbreath glances at you, rubbing his muzzle. "I can't call lightning in here very well, not without probably hitting you guys. Fire storms are right out, too. But this place is crawling with insects," he wraps a knuckle on the wall, "I could probably get them to swarm the guards and stop them from doing anything too tricky.."Waving a hand, Allonces butts into the conversation with your MVM, "Oooh! Ooh! I know some sleep curses. I could probably knock a few out and we just take care of the rest.">Incapacitate guards with magic, and mop up the rest. Focus on not letting anyone escape or sound the alarm.>Lead the charge, and focus on pure damage spells to take things out. It'll be noisy, but who really cares?
>>31804200>>Incapacitate guards with magic, and mop up the rest. Focus on not letting anyone escape or sound the alarm.Sneaky, Sneaky.
>>31804200>Incapacitate guards with magic, and mop up the rest. Focus on not letting anyone escape or sound the alarm.I don't think we have any way to quietly kill a person. Maybe we can take our grappling hook and try to scale the wall and jump them from behind.
>>31804200Sleep and insects sounds diabolical. Any scarabs around?And the undead guys could be vulnerable to maggots.
>>31804200>Incapacitate guards with magic, and mop up the rest. Focus on not letting anyone escape or sound the alarm.
Alright! Seems pretty universal. No sense in dragging it out.Gimme a d20! Same rules as always.
>>31804358In order of ascending competence. Alright. Writing!
Rolled 13>>31804371>Shax>competenceTop kek
Rolled 8>>31804398Just like her Alignment is Evil-Good, her overall ability is Competent-Incompetent.
Rolled 1>>31804424That should be an ability. Even if we make a terrible decision, we can explain it as "apart of the plan" Tzeentch style.
Bearbreath spreads his paw on the wall and closes his eyes. After a moment, he opens them again and nods at you. Allonces has been chanting this time and has a group of needles in her hand, which are now glowing with a strange purple aura. Your main weapon isn't going to be much good here, so you grip the holy sword on your back determinedly as you wait to give the signal. At your sign, the group dashes into the chamber. Allonces throws a few needles, putting two guards to sleep near instantly, as three more find themselves covered in beetles, the closest one flailing around till Brokagh caves his skull in with a punch.The other two beetle covered guards make quick work for you and the lynx, who have little difficulty taking them out. That's five down...Two guards leap to attention, reading their weapons, but Fetid feathers their neck and shoulder with a two shots, delivered faster than you thought possible with archery. The other is in a corner so you leave your main sword back, slashing at him with your secondary weapon in an underhanded grip, wounding him without finishing him off. A massive grey hand places itself on the doorway into the second chamber, a lumbering grey and gold figure pulls itself through, slapping Bearbreath away with a heavy blow. You gotta get past that thing!
Exchanging glances with Brokagh, you swap off, bringing your heavy sword around in a wide arc to slice at the undead monstrosity, cutting deep into one of the arms it was using to block.You're not sure if the facility has an alarm system or not, but it is going to take a while to hack through this beast. Hopefully the second isn't right behind it, but you've got five guards waiting in the other room. Allonces and Sitri have finished murdering the sleeping guards as you give a quick glance back into the room. If you drop your sword you can probably slide past the beast...>One enemy at a time. It will take a while, but you shouldn't let your guard down! Hack him to bits and rush through.>The priority is ensuring that no one notices the fight! Slide under the golden armored undead monster and try to take out the remaining guards with your back up weapon. Allonces is small enough to fit in there with you, and so is the lynx. Everyone else will be left back.
>>31804728>>The priority is ensuring that no one notices the fight! Slide under the golden armored undead monster and try to take out the remaining guards with your back up weapon. Allonces is small enough to fit in there with you, and so is the lynx. Everyone else will be left back.We are the best at sneak attacks.
>>31804728>One enemy at a time. It will take a while, but you shouldn't let your guard down! Hack him to bits and rush through
>>31804728>One enemy at a time. It will take a while, but you shouldn't let your guard down! Hack him to bits and rush through.Setting off the alarm isn't so big a deal. We can handle a big big fight with the pearls.I don't want to leave anyone behind here to get killed.
>>31804728>The priority is ensuring that no one notices the fight! Slide under the golden armored undead monster and try to take out the remaining guards with your back up weapon. Allonces is small enough to fit in there with you, and so is the lynx. Everyone else will be left back.
Rolled 6>>31804728We chance splitting up and slid underneath.
>>31804728>The priority is ensuring that no one notices the fight! Slide under the golden armored undead monster and try to take out the remaining guards with your back up weapon. Allonces is small enough to fit in there with you, and so is the lynx. Everyone else will be left back.Secrecy!
>>31804785>>31804810>Dropping our giant sword.>Ever
>>31804728>focus on the giant
>>31804728Priority on silence, so silence them
Alright! Let's start writing.
There isn't a lot of room to get any good cuts in with your sword in here, and you quickly judge that getting this giant out of the way will take a reasonable amount of time. Minutes you don't know if you can afford. The situation is just too risky. You look at Allonces and nod at the giant. She gives you a bit of a confused look and when you drop your giant sword and slide between it's legs, narrowly avoiding an overhead smash, she gives a shout of surprise. You dash for the door as you see the other giant peek its sightless head through the door frame. With a jumping motion, you stab down into the gold-plated mask with your holy weapon.You've never actually tried it before, so you attempt to SMITE EVIL as defined by you. Which is what this guy is, now that he's in your way. The sword glows brightly, a shimmering aura that seems to twist between various colors before spiraling into a mix of a dark blue and rainbow tinted pearl. You drive the sword straight through the mask, and the body of the giant convulses before collapsing. Well, maybe you could just done that to the one behind... oh the weapon completely loses its shine. Maybe you can only do it once a day or something. Still, you have the small sword in hand and glance around the room. Five guards are at the ready and staring at you. Clearly when they heard the commotion in the next room, they didn't expect a small goblin girl with a tiny sword to take out a giant in one hit.A few seconds later Allonces rolls up next to you, "Hey, boss. How are yo- woah, you take that thing out already?" The huge body is crumpled near the doorframe. If you'd done that to the first giant you woulda had a time moving him out the way, at least.The elf girl pulls out one last needle and flicks it at the one guard who backed away, knocking him to sleep. The other four rush you, clubs raised.>Give me a d20!
Rolled 9>>31805003here u go
Rolled 4>>31805003Dont fuck me here dice
Rolled 12>>31805003I thought the lynx would be with us!
>>31805053No one was capable of following our lead.
>>31805050Thank you.>>31805052It certainly tried to.>>31805053He's coming!Writing.
Well, the rolls weren't that bad at least.
"Oh, jeez," Allonces says, backing up from the oncoming group of guards with a defensive stab."Don't you have, like, witch curses or something?" You say, swinging the small sword wildly to keep the guards at bay. You are NOT used to this thing. You remind yourself to start practicing with this sword, too.Allonces bites her lip, "Yeah, but they're all pretty slow stuff. I'm not sure how many of them are relevant in the heat of battle." She manages to wing one of the guards. It's better than you're managing.You block a clumsy swing with a club, the shock reverberating down your arm. "Then why did you learn the dumb things!?""I dunno they seemed fun!" She's getting pretty defensive here. Argument wise. You duck below a guy, cutting at he legs, distracting him long enough for Allonces to get a lethal stab on him.Two to go. Or one, as a ball of fur, claws, and purring takes out another guard in a savage leap. This wasn't so bad. The last guy backs up, suddenly finding himself out numbered. Rushing him all at once, you, the elf, and the lynx finish him off. Quickly walking over to the remaining sleeping guard, you see he was right next to some kind of pull handle. Weird. Must be the alarm. You wonder where- Oh, right! You turn back to the hallway, and see Brokagh and Fetidclaw trying to push the slumped over remains of the first giant out of the doorframe. That looks like it will take a second. You decide to search the rest of the room.There is a large, thickly banded iron door on the other end of the chamber. It does look like a storage room. On the wall are three levels. You wait for the gang to clear the way, get your big sword back, and walk back into the room.>Start pulling levels wildly.>Try to open the door through alternate means.>Try to identify what is beyond the door before opening it.
>>31804709>till Brokagh caves his skull in with a punch.Brokagh is kinda badass
>>31805064Am randomly awake at 3 in the morning.Finally have chance to be here live.Thanks for running OWQ Chief!
>>31805305>>Try to open the door through alternate means.I believe we have a move called there's nothing our cuttle can not cut?
>>31805305>>Try to open the door through alternate means.DONT PULL THE LEVER
>>31805305>Try to open the door through alternate means.Cuttle Cuttle Cuttle Cuttle
>>31805305>>Try to open the door through alternate means.That's what our sword is for.
Well that's a pretty consensus so...
>>31805436Yeeeeep.Alright, so you're going for a tidal point powered sword cut? Sure thing!Writing.>>31805319Brokagh is capable of super human feats!>>31805328Please don't damage your health.
Yep, definitely cuttling this.
We can't forget to hit up those other Altars.
You look at the door, and look at your sword. "Hey boss, I think some of these levels might operate that door. I'm not sure which." You look at the levers, then at your sword. That looks like some pretty thick metal.Allonces places a hand on the door. "I think it is enchanted somehow, we definitely can't punch through it." You pick up your sword and walk in front of the door. What'd the Sea Mom say about channelling her power? You're not sure you are familiar with how to do this... You close your eyes and think about connecting with the primordial goddess of the ocean depths.You feel the water lapping at your feet. "Uh, boss?" You open your eyes. Writing tendrils of dark, cold water are spiraling around you. Willing the power into your sword, the water falls and fades, but your sword feels noticeably heavier.You step, bring the blade up over your head, slicing partly through the ceiling, and down in a straight slash. The sword rips through the door, the metal rippling as it passes through effortlessly.>You've gained: Clam Up, you Barnacle Blasted Battler! Congratulations!There is stunned silence as the party looks at you. "Hey, I didn't know if it'd work either," you respond with a shrug. Brokagh quickly walks over and kicks the door aside, peeking into the room. It's dark, and the smell is awful. You have a feeling this isn't treasure at all. There are strange runes on the ground, and a chained up figure on the wall. It is a withered humanoid form, with shriveled grey skin, sunken beady eyes, and stringy gross hair. Looks sorta like your mom.Allonces eyes the runes carefully. "Should be okay to step on them. It won't disrupt whatever spell is in place." At her voice, the imprisoned thing looks at her."Release me.">Hey I'm Shax who are you; also why.>Yeah nah I ain't got time for this.
>>31805724YeahI want Turtle mounted Artillery
>>31805732>>Hey I'm Shax who are you; also why.I knew we should have killed and mimed first.
>>31805732>>Hey I'm Shax who are you; also why.
>>31805732>Hey I'm Shax who are you; also why.No trusting this person.
>>31805732>Hey I'm Shax who are you; also why.
>>31805732>whyNo games. Last guy we helped lied to us.Also, which "mom?" Sea mom?
>>31805732>Hey I'm Shax who are you; also why.Best case is an enemy of our enemy.
>>31805732>Hey I'm Shax who are you; also why.What's our Tidal Point cap now? 3?
>>31805809Yep! Shax is getting trinkets, gadgets, and abilities a lot lately, so I might make a pastebin that is just Shax Stuff.Hey! I'm Shax. Here is my Stuff.Anyway. That's a solid voting block.Writing!
>>31805732So using the skill fixed the skill tree?>Hey I'm Shax who are you, also why
>>31805830Obviously we should use tidal abilities more often.
>>31805732>Looks sorta like your mom.Snorted my water there.
"Hey! I'm Shax.""Release me.""Who are you? I'm a raid leader.""Release me.""Why are you locked up? Did you do something they didn't like?""Re-" Okay, yeah so this guy doesn't shut up. Got it. You turn around to the party."Any ideas?"Brokagh shrugs. "Typically, if something is chained up I just leave it alone. No point in messing with things I don't have any idea about." Sound advice!You walk over to the emaciated creature and crouch down in front of it. "Hey, if you want me to do that you gotta tell me why I should and why you're like this.""I will reward you with power unending.""Okay, that's nice, but I got plenty of that already. What are you doing here, dummy?" You lightly tap the things head with your knuckles."The blind fools of Utalaga chained me. Seeking to prevent me from ruling once more from my throne of blood." Throne? You get up and look at Allonces.Elbowing the elf girl you lean in close, "Hey do you think that was a 'throne' with a capital 'T'?" She looks at you like you're crazy.Sighing, Allonces shakes her head, "I have no idea what you're talking about." Wow, that was a waste of time. You shuffle back to the prisoner.Let's get info in a roundabout way! "Hey, I saw one guy use blood magic. Did you teach them that, or...?" The creature turns its head and spits on the ground. The saliva is sorta green looking which is mega gross."Magic? You call those pathetic conjurations magic?! I could fashion all in my image! Utalaga was unstoppable during my reign!" Definitely sounds like a capital 'T' kinda throne. "My beauty was unmatched, my might unquestioned, and my rule unending!" It definitely did end, though.>Let's set 'em loose, get to the throne, then put them out of their misery.>Try to convince them to tell you where the throne is and get out of here (hard DC).
Rolled 9>>31806375>>Try to convince them to tell you where the throne is and get out of here (hard DC).
Rolled 11>>31806375>Try to convince them to tell you where the throne is and get out of here (hard DC).Sure. Let's at least try.
>>31806375>Let's set 'em loose, get to the throne, then put them out of their misery.let's just have him/it lead us there and then kill him and claim it
Rolled 13>>31806375>Try to convince them to tell you where the throne is and get out of here (hard DC).Of course we can roll high in OWQ.
>>31806375Eh, just leave him for later.I'd rather not deal with a deranged Blood god.
Rolled 10>>31806375>Try to convince them to tell you where the throne is and get out of here (hard DC).What could possibly go wrong?
>>31806375>Try to convince them to tell you where the throne is and get out of hereCunnng goblin is bestest goblin.
>>31806500Eh. It's okay.
So you're voting for the convince option?Now is when you roll the dice, since that is what you're picking.>D20 roll
Rolled 11>>31806574BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD THRONE
Rolled 4>>31806574Okay, let's roll above 14!
>>31806587Oooh. That's rough! Alright.Writing.
>>31806587>>31806591>>31806594Shax is just gonna outright say "Where's the throne?" isn't she?
>>31806618He'll probably spit blood on us.
>>31806630Shewill say she want to sit on it too.
"Hey, why don't you just tell me who is in charge and I can kick them off the throne for you?" You give your best winning smile. It's dazzling.The shriveled creature glares at you with beady eyes. "How can I be sure you won't claim it for yourself? I can smell your ambition, monstrous child. I know you to be a cunning and dishonest species." Wow, prejudice. "No, if I were to give the location." The prisoner begins coughing, and it is some time before it finishes, "If I were to tell you where the throne lies, I'd need some insurance."You don't like the sound of that one bit. "What kinda insurance?"Spreading a wide, sickly grin, you can see most of the teeth have fallen out of the prisoner's mouth except for a few jagged things. "A blood oath, of course. Let me feast on the blood of you or one of your allies. It will bind us together."What do you think, boss?>No>Hello no.>You've chosen 'Hell no'!"Yeah, that isn't happening. What else can I do to convince you to tell me where it is at?" You cross your arms, and tap your foot. You're quickly losing patience here."In that case, I'm afraid I can only be convinced with my freedom." This thing is tricky. And it wants to eat your blood. Should you even bother?>Knock the chains off.>Just kill it.>Just get out of here.
>>31806765>Just kill it.If it wanted to live, it shouldn't be so creepy.
>>31806765man couldn't we let it feast on just a little of allonces blood?
>>31806765Just leave it, you don't know if killing it would free it afterall.
>>31806765>>Just kill itI don't like this guy
>>31806765>>Just kill itVampires are a big nono
>>31806765>Just kill it.Can't diplomance everything.
>>31806765>Just get out of here.I feel generous so lets not kill him. He will probably figure his own way out. We even opened the door for him.
>Just get out of here.
>>31806765>>Just get out of here.There's probably a reason this guy was bound instead of executed. He's likely more dangerous if we cut him or something.
>>31806765>Just kill it.
>>31806765>>Just get out of here.This thi--- person was locked up and guarded. He? She? It's probably really tricky to kill or it would've been killed already.Best if we just walk away and do what we do best, namely mess things up for other people.
>>31806765>Just kill it.He'll probably give mad xp.
>>31806765>>Just kill it.Ehhh, ehhhhh, ehhhhh. I'm kinda meh on this whole thing. I don't wanna get mixed up in any of this shit. So let's just kill him and move on. Maybe we'll get something cool when he dies.
You guys sure you want to slice random blood god? It may get ugly.
>>31806894>Maybe we'll get something cool when he dies.And maybe it'll get more powerful than we can imagine when we destroy its mortal coil and free its spirit.
>>31806765>Just kill it
>>31806915This guy is going to stab us in the back later.
>>31806892To earn mad xp we need to do mad things. You will not get mad xp for just one swing of the sword.
>>31806915If it were capable of divine retribution, it would have enacted it against its captors by now I would imagine. It's probably mostly safe.
>>31806765>>Just kill it.For khorne. This guy likes blood anyway.
>>31806765>Just get out off here.We can't attack him, we might ge some of his creepy on us.
>>31806921That's wild speculation based on nothing
>>31806952So, we should kill him in a really awesome way?What about a swing with both swords...at the same time!
>>31806962If it were mostly safe to kill it would've been killed already. I'm standing by my previous vote to walk away and let someone else handle it.
>>31806765>>Just kill it.
>>31806993I think it's based on the fact that spilling the blood of a blood god may not be terribly smart.
>>31806765No one asks for our Blood!!! Die vampire scum!!!!!!
>>31806999I disagree. Maybe they were saving him for use in a particularly potent ritual. If he really is some blood god king, he would've made for a very potent sacrifice. Much better for them to kill him at the right time.
No one wanted to free it?It would have been an abusive jerk and shax would have gotten into a relationship with him and ended up winning him over.Here is the thing you don't know about this continent it is the otome game continent.Anyway, writing!
>>31807019If he had power he would have used it to escape.
>>31807063>It would have been an abusive jerk and shax would have gotten into a relationship with him and ended up winning him over.This is why I don't read most Shoujo.
Fucking vampires man.When we claim the throne, we become god of the continent, right? Could we change this place into something that better suits Shax and Sea Mom?I'm thinking a vast archipelago with lot's of coral reefs and beaches for turtles to sun themselves in.
Rolled 18>>31807063Sharx is an Independent goblin she don't need no man.
>>31807063Welp, there goes that chance of making auntie happy.
>>31807063We don't need another annoying egomaniac around.
>>31807093I second this motion. We will sit in all the Thrones!!!!
>>31807097>>31807098Shax will probably find a nice dapper dragon guy or something.
>>31807093I don't know if it works that way. Also Shax seems to be becoming a god of Subterranean Light.Which is actually quite fitting, both logically and thematically.
>>31807085he's so pretty though
>>31807149There are caves underwater. It's not a mutually exclusive thing.
Rolled 13>>31807173This is /tg/ we hate pretty boys.
>>31807173Yeah, but under that pretty facade lies a terrible blood parasite that leaves the worst kind of hickey.Plus he'd probably have Shax pay for their dates.
>>31807182Subterranian can also mean in water since it's just "below ground."I was mostly protesting to the beaches and turtles sunning themselves.Sea Mom wants to flood the world into darkness, Shax is the light that exists in usually dark places. Suns and Beaches just don't fit.
I would do terrible things to Shax.
>>31807245But without sun the turtles will be cold.
>>31807173He's shriveled up with sunken beady eyes.
>>31807245But turtles lay their eggs on beaches. There must be beaches and sun for there to be turtles!
>>31807245They are pretty. They are fun. So fuck you there goes your arguement.
>>31807261That's just cause you haven't gotten the blood flowing yet.He had a couple thousand years to get that way.
>>31807260>>31807265Then just make better turtles that don't need no sun or beachesYou're a god now. Start thinking like one.
This is kind of what I picture Shax's ideal world to be.
>>31807283Yes. I am a god and i want sun and beaches. What kind of fucktard doesn't want beaches?
>>31807277I'm really glad we decided not to let him go, it leave him alone. We should get some nice EXP
>>31807295Saying you wouldn't want to live there in a world like that.
>>31807283Shax likes sun and beaches.
>>31807315EXP doesn't work that way in this, though.
>>31807315You just don't get how "experience" works, do you? You played so many RPGs that you have forgotten the meaning of the word.
>>31807283>implying turtles aren't already the best of all possible turtlesHowever, a turtle that sun themselves in lava and lay eggs in undersea volcanoes would be pretty tight.But I don't really see Shax as liking fire too much.>>31807319Sea Mom is old and probably bitter about there being so much sky. She needs to learn that shallow oceans are better than deep ones, even if angler fish are pretty cool. Not as cool as sea turtles, though.
>>31807319All of our friends will die without land. Sea Mom is chill enough to only flood some of the world.
>>31807063This guy would be worst husbando.
>>31807361We could just give our friends gills, though. Everybody goes all Innsmouth.
>>31807336>>31807337We shall see
>>31807361For some reason. I doubt Sea Mom is actually that chill.She literally said she wanted to flood the whole world earlier and I don't usually expect gods to compromise.Likely, Shax will have to convince her.
>>31807383Are you new or something.Killing doesn't give you EXP in this quest, fighting does. Or leadering. Or goblining. Point is, you don't magically get better the second something dies by your hand here.If we FOUGHT the blood god and killed him then yeah, that would be some serious EXP. Killing him while he's chained and weakened is not going to get us much.
>>31807412I think we can compromise with islands. Most of the world gets flooded and becomes shallow coral reefs. A bunch of people turn into fish people. The remainder either become water nomads or live on islands.Golden Age of Piracy-themed civilizations pop up. The world goes on turning.
>>31807496Add some underground caverns that span underneath the islands and I'm cool with it.
>>31807456Might even release him from his binding like that one anon said.
You stand up, stretch and look at your party. They're all a little weirded out by this guy. "So, what, are you just gonna leave him, boss?" You think about it. He's wasted a lot of your time, is gross, and has repeatedly demanded things from you. You don't like his attitude! It's time to teach him a lesson. You pull a sword out from behind your back."Hey, you're probably pretty hard to kill, but you're like those grey undead monsters, right? Powered by blood? I killed them with a holy sword." You playfully balance the sword between two hands as you walk towards the captive creature, "Did you know that this is a holy sword?" The chained up prisoner eyes you carefully, not saying anything. You crouch down in front of him and shove it right into his face. There is a hissing sound as smoke comes from the wound, and eventually his skin starts to crumble away, leaving nothing but a jet black skeleton in a charred heap. There was also an unearthyl howl or something, you weren't paying attention cause you walked away by then.Allonces is whistling as you start walking back down the corridors, "That dude was mega creepy.""Yep.""I bet he was probably hot, though,""What.""Drinks blood? Vampires? Vampire dudes are always hot."Brokagh turns around, "Nah, they have like, shriveled heads and bat fangs. And big blind eyes, and a turned up pointy nose with huge nostrils."The elven girl gives him a look, "No they don't, they're suave silky smooth skinned pale noble types. With long pretty hair and captivating eyes. I'm pretty sure about this.""Are you sure you're sure?" Sitri asks, confused, "I thought vampires were all burly dark haired barbarians."
Allonces looks flabbergasted, "Where the heck did you hear that?"Fetid shows up and puts a finger to her mouth, "Hey, stop shouting at each other. The incense smell ahead is gone, and the way is clear, but that doesn't mean there aren't any ahead." Oh, right. Back to business.You're not sure how much time has passed, but you finally find the exit. You skipped probably dozens of side chambers, though. You're sure it was just filled with boring priests and servants or something.The field ahead is wide open. How do you wanna get to the platform?>Put on costumes and sneak into the ritual site! Surely no one will notice a dog person, two giant green people, a small green person, and an elf among them if they're wearing the right clothes.>Just dash to the ritual, smash the place, and run out!>Maybe there is some magical solution, I dunno. Camouflage or something. Druids have all sorts of broke spells.
>>31807650>Just dash to the ritual, smash the place, and run out!Giant turtle time motherfuckers.
>>31807650>>Just dash to the ritual, smash the place, and run out!Shax has no more patience for this place.
>>31807650>Just dash to the ritual, smash the place, and run out!like a hurricane
>>31807650>>Put on costumes and sneak into the ritual site! Surely no one will notice a dog person, two giant green people, a small green person, and an elf among them if they're wearing the right clothes.The goblin way!
>>31807650>>Just dash to the ritual, smash the place, and run out!Ah whatever, we did enough sneaking.
>>31807620>Just dash to the ritual, smash the place, and run out!We have thrones to sit on.
>>31807650Smash and Dash
>>31807650>Cover sword with costumes and demand they bow to their one true God.
>>31807650>Just dash to the ritual, smash the place, and run out!
>>31807650>>Put on costumes and sneak into the ritual site! Surely no one will notice a dog person, two giant green people, a small green person, and an elf among them if they're wearing the right clothes.
>>31807742>If they refuse his wrat shall strike them down.i like it
>>31807735Technically, Dash, smash, and then dash again.>>31807336>>31807337>>31807456I almost added Deicide Exp in the middle of writing just to mess with you guys, but realized I had no idea how they would work and how I would stop you from trying to kill every god you came across.Anyway, writing!
>>31807650Dash in and attack
>>31807812Did we get anything for killing it?
>>31807812>no Deicide XP!Probably a wise move.
>>31807861Time will tell.
>>31807861>Did we get anything for killing it?Removing it from the setting and not having to deal with him again and again is its own reward.
>>31807812we just use the new magic card. It exiles them completely.
>>31807921Axe girl is going goth and raising the already undead in a desperate act of rebellion against her parents and attempt to finally defeat us?
>>31807861We can brag that that we've killed a God. Also we need to report this to the Dragon Lady.
>>31807812Also if we had deicide we would end up killing Sea Mom.
>>31807968Don't gods generally get nervous having godkillers around? Personally I expect future betrayals and assassination attempts from other deities.
>>31807971Nah, Sea Mom is Best God. We'd waifu her into not wanting to kill all the ground walkers and that'd be that.
>>31808045Your post just made me throw up a little.
>>31808045Then shed be the peaceful god if the Sea!!! Or at least not homicidal
>>31807971Sea Mom is pretty cool. She's just cranky sometimes.
>>31808045How do you waifu your Mom?
>>31808106Quite easily actually.
>>31808106Step 1) Waifu Mom.There is no step two.
>>31808106>He hasn't waifued his mother yet
>>31808106>420 B.C.+2434>Not Waifuing your Mom>Shiggydiggy
Brokagh looks around outside, and Fetid dashes back in. "There aren't really any guards out there as far as I can tell. Most of them were probably in the fortress. Plenty of people, though." That was weird, you were pretty sure that field was empty.Bearbreath looks at him, "This is their main center of worship, right? So that's to be expected. What's the plan?"You think about it. You've cleared a way in and out. You can probably avoid any real organized persuit of you at this point. "Alright, let's just go up there and get the thing."The orc pugilist grins, "No more sneaking around then? Alright. Let's get out there and smash some faces." Everyone else looks fine with it. You ready yourselves, and head out into the field. It's completely empty as you and your companions start running to it. They're dashing in zig zag patterns. You're not sure why."Shax! Look out!" Allonces yells. Yeah, you are looking out. At the nothing. "What the heck? You ran right through... that. Oh." Allonces slows down, and starts shoving her arms out in random directions, then begins to pout. "Hey, guys! I don't know what is going on, but apparently none of these people are real.""Whatever, Allonces, hurry up!" You say to her, as you keep running. Eventually you reach a massive flight of stairs. It's also empty. Your friends keep freaking out about various things as you ascend. They're so dumb. It takes a long time but you reach the top. There are four hooded figures kneeling around a glowing circle. In the middle of the circle is some sort of coffin looking box. Is that the artifact or...?>Hey, I'm Shax. Nice to meet you. What are you ritualing?>Hey, my friends are acting weird what did you do to them.>Begin slashing hooded figures.
>>31808357>>Begin slashing hooded figures.
>>31808357>Option 4Smash de box.
>>31808357>Begin slashing hooded figures.No time to chit chat, gotta smash smash smash.
>>31808357>Hey, I'm Shax. Nice to meet you.what are you ritualizing?
>>31808399Does dragon lady want an item retrieved or just the ritual stopped?
>>31808357>Begin slashing hooded figures.Fuck you assholes. I knew drinking from that chalice was a good idea.
>>31808357>Hey, my friends are acting weird what did you do to them.If they don't reply, stab one then ask again.
>>31808441I believe there was a magic item of some power they had that dragon lady wanted retrieved, which was necessary to even conduct their ritualing. So we need to get that and bring it back.
>>31808357>Hey, my friends are acting weird what did you do to them.>Begin slashing hooded figures.Whynotnoth.jpgIs there any reason we can't ask them questions as we attack them?
>>31808485Okay, sounds like we should protect the box.>>31808357>Hey, my friends are acting weird what did you do to them.
>>31808357>Begin slashing hooded figures.
>>31808357>Begin slashing hooded figuresThat's what we're here for.
>>31808443People said it wasn't?
>>31808485Oh shit, she wanted the dude we just offed, didn't she? Actually, I'm serious. She's into cute guys, so he could have been her eternal eye candy...We'll just have to retrieve his bones on the way out and hope she can work some magic on him.
>>31808547No I mean fuck the hood assholes.
>>31808579Thank you for clarifying.
>>31808575Uh... no, I'm pretty sure it was explicitly a magical item and not a person. That'll be hard to explain if he was actually a magic item person though.
Sorry was taking care of business.I'm now writing! You guys went from talkative and sneaky to action packed and decisive real quick.
>>31808357>Hey, I'm Shax. Nice to meet you. What are you ritualing?Let's just chill out, see what they're doing before we murder them and take their artifact so we can impress the boss lady with our amazing interrogation skills that most definitely aren't just asking what they're doing, and THEN we murder them. Maybe.
>>31808634We ran out of patience for this place.We want to get back to claiming light altars.
>>31808866And investigate that winged serpent temple if we have the time.
>>31808634You know, we're totally overdue for a boss-fight. The only tough guy we ran into was that lizard guy, and he got smushed pretty fast.
>>31809005We Crystal Speared the last Boss Fight.
>>31809094And we could crystal spear all future ones too.I bet all future bosses will be crystal resistant.
>>31809123They might also be made of crystal.I'm pretty sure that makes them immune to all crystal based attacks.
>>31809145Or they might be OP as fuck and catch our crystal lance in midair.
You get your sword ready, and hear Sitri murmur, "You mean these things are actually real?" Bringing it down on the head of one of the robed guys and crushing him easily makes a loud crack be heard. A bolt of lightly seemingly flashes up from the murdered robe guy, and a pillar of fire comes careening down from the swirling clouds above and lances some forest in the distance. Uh, you thought it was pretty big but it was that far away? How big was that flame strike?"Boss..." Brokagh says, pointing up. More columns of fire come spiraling down."Hm." You say, and slash another guy to death. Another lightning bolt goes up, and green fire starts to come down. Those are some pretty colors. You finish off the last two. A practical rainbow of fire is shooting out everywhere, and you're pretty sure there is probably a forest fire and other dangerous things going on around Utalaga now. Sorry, you awful country.You walk over to the box and kick it open. The clouds overhanging disappear near instantly, and the sun shines down. Inside the box is a boy. Or at least, you think it is a boy?Allonces walks over, and puts her hand on the person inside. "Cold." You notice oddly shaped joints and a sectioned middle. Is this kid a doll? What the heck. You tell Fetid to pick him up. He's about the size of you. You look around the coffin's insides for anything else. That's it."Hm. The illusions seem to be gone," Sitri says, glancing out at the plaza. "I wonder what they were even doing here in the first place." This place is batshit insane.
>>31809123No, we only get three per month. And we're makin turtles.
>You've earned:>41/48 BtB exp>34/48 MSiF exp>42/40 CyRCTHaM exp>2/32 FMMM exp, 3/3 Tidal Points>You're not sure what else there is to unlock?What goblin skill would you like to purchase?>Why Fight When You Can Poison? - Well, you can sneak. That means you can probably sneak poison in on a tough opponent. You've got a big sword, but that doesn't mean there are guys you can always beat with it. It's best to leave your options open! You become passingly familiar with poisons and can start implementing them in your tactics effectively. >Back"stab" - With stealth you can wield your sword in critical sneak attacks! They'll never see you coming! You cause a ridiculous amount of damage if you catch an opponent off guard. >If it is nailed down then we just have to steal the nails - You become adept at quickly dismantling security and taking practically everything that can be stolen. You get a bonus to looting! And you spend less time doing so in time sensitive scenarios. >Grim Dark Veteran - When times get tough, you get tougher. You've survived, seen, eaten, and done things most people have never had to consider! Which is your regularly every day life for a goblin like you. Your ability to survive alone in the wilds is vastly increased! >Courage of the Non-Goblin - This ability allows you to pass any sort of fear check you might face. Including supernatural or spell based fear attacks! You also can agree to more bold plans than you would normally agree to.
>>31809264>If it is nailed down then we just have to steal the nails - You become adept at quickly dismantling security and taking practically everything that can be stolen. You get a bonus to looting! And you spend less time doing so in time sensitive scenarios.
>>31809215You know what the doll could use? A hat. I bet that blackened skull from earlier would fit nicely after a little alteration.
>>31809264>Grim Dark Veteran - When times get tough, you get tougher. You've survived, seen, eaten, and done things most people have never had to consider! Which is your regularly every day life for a goblin like you. Your ability to survive alone in the wilds is vastly increased!
>>31809264>Back"stab" - With stealth you can wield your sword in critical sneak attacks! They'll never see you coming! You cause a ridiculous amount of damage if you catch an opponent off guard.Sneak attacks are awesome, especially when done with a giant sword.
>>31809264>...Steal the Nails!
>>31809264>If it is nailed down then we just have to steal the nails - You become adept at quickly dismantling security and taking practically everything that can be stolen. You get a bonus to looting! And you spend less time doing so in time sensitive scenarios.HAHA! More loot.
>>31809264>Back"stab" - With stealth you can wield your sword in critical sneak attacks! They'll never see you coming! You cause a ridiculous amount of damage if you catch an opponent off guard.
>>31809264>>If it is nailed down then we just have to steal the nails - You become adept at quickly dismantling security and taking practically everything that can be stolen. You get a bonus to looting! And you spend less time doing so in time sensitive scenarios.
>>31809264>If it is nailed down then we just have to steal the nails - You become adept at quickly dismantling security and taking practically everything that can be stolen. You get a bonus to looting! And you spend less time doing so in time sensitive scenarios.LOOT BONUS!
>>31809314I don't think she has ever sworn aloud. Most characters try not to swear around her and feel oddly guilty when they do, but no one can explain why.
>>31809264>> >If it is nailed down then we just have to steal the nails - You become adept at quickly dismantling security and taking practically everything that can be stolen. You get a bonus to looting! And you spend less time doing so in time sensitive scenarios.We need to get back into the looting game
>>31809380This guy right here is why I'm lazyBlame himBut don't blame him thank him for being awesomeAlso it looks like "if it is nailed down..." has won.>You can now get Advanced Lootology - Looting properly is a science. Most people think you can just take whatever is shiny. Some people might even know how to spot hidden compartments and get valuables that way. Amateurs. With Advanced Lootology, you can not only loot a place for maximum reward always, but you also are able to adapt their strategies into your own playbook!
>>31809448So if we get poison next, we can unlock "My Little Assassin Can't Be This Cute"? Cool.
>>31809472Tell the graphics guy he's awesome, I just organized things one time and use paintbucket.Thanks for saying so, though.
And with that I'm done for tonight. I got an early start so we had an early finish. I hope you guys had fun today! It was a lot of fun to write. I'm gonna run early again Thursday.Thank you for reading and playing! You guys are just great, and your discussion never cease to amuse me. I know a lot of you guys liked the idea of Shax running around and just beating her way through problems with a sword, so I hope her getting powered up doesn't disappoint you.On my to-do list is: Making a pastebin organizing Shax's various magic items and abilities.I hope you guys enjoy exploring this continent a bit longer! If you get tired of Namek I can get you back home pretty quick.
>>31809531I tried making this picture my twitter header but twitter wouldn't let me.I was VERY disappointed. The dude is great and I love him.
>>31809532Thank you for running Chief! It's awesome having you and OWQ around.
>>31809532Thanks for a fun thread, Chief.My only worry about power is getting caught up with the annoying responsibilities that come with them but Shax's personality and general MO kind of makes it easy to avoid that shit or have fun incidentally doing it.
>>31809532thx 4 runin budi gud thred
>>31809532How many thrones are there to sit on? I want to get back to the rest of our raiding group, but I don't want to pass up a chance at godhood.
>>31809532Honestly, I kind of enjoy watching Shax stumble into more and more power.The giant sword was the start of this process.
>>31809604Twenty! I made that up just now. But it is a good number so I'm sticking with it.
>>31809604I say we just do the three(two left) we know of and move on.I don't want to be stuck here forever tracking other ones down.
>>31809623>twentyThat sounds like we'll be here for a while... or maybe we'll just blitz through them with a kind of snowball effect.
>>31809559Haha, that's great.
>>31809651You don't gotta sit in all of them or even most of them. There are a bunch of gods on this continent, after all.
>>31809651We will go on a big boss rush mode before fighting the final boss?
>>31809690How many would we have to sit in to start having a visible effect on the continent?
>>31809690Could we...take our Thrones with us when we leave? How Advanced would our Lootology have to be to pull something like that off?
As tempting as finding all the thrones is I'd rather not be here and away from our raid group that long.Going after the other two is fine but unless we run into an oppurtunity to find another easily(like what would have happened if we rolled better talking to the vampire guy), we should go back to the Dragon Lady.
Did we ever learn dragon lady's name?I think it's perfectly IC to call her dragon lady but I cant help but feel the only reason why everyone does is because we collectively don't know/forgot her name.
>>31809532>I know a lot of you guys liked the idea of Shax running around and just beating her way through problems with a sword, so I hope her getting powered up doesn't disappoint you.Make more of the future powerups giant sword related and all will be forgiven
>>31809854We also need a hat.
>>31809869>get a wide brimmed straw hat>shax lets her hair down>puts on a summer dress2qt4me
>>31811109We need an excuse to use this as an infiltration plan. Poor Shax'll hate every minute of it.