Once everything else is taken care for, you pack a few essential supplies and borrow a horse from Tianna's royal stables, ready to journey northwards into the lands of the Three River tribes. Your butler Regis and your maid Millian will stay behind, and you arranged to meet up with Mikahil and Five Tails once there.You've never been there, in fact, but you learned a few things about the area and its inhabitants ever since you met Tia, Talon and Zaan and signed the alliance between them and Tianna.The Three Rivers are a loose confederacy of somewhere around thirty tribes, most of them semi-nomadic, at least as far as the island will allow them to be: some of them live close to the shore and fish, but none has a habit to travel on the ocean.Three of the most influential tribes are led by the Lunars themselves, but only Tia has taken a direct, personal leadership role: Zaan, as far as you know, is a respected shaman and advisor, and Talon is the one with the most subtle approach, and probably the most influence, given that the entire confederacy was his doing. In the past, the tribes didn't get along that well among themselves... Or with Tianna for that matter.He's also the one who's been around the longest (about three years, compared with Zaan's year and Tia's few months).You idly wonder how much all that's been going on must have wrecked Talon's plans and projects for the Three Rivers. He probably had long-term social experiments that requred at least a generation or two to develop properly... With the abyssals and you coming along, that's probably out of the window.You hope he's feeling better now. He went through a rough time during the attack on Tarien Dorian's fortress, after all.
After about a day of riding through rough, rocky plains and woodlands, you finally see the first signs that you've entered in the Black Fangs' territory: talismans and small bells and wind chimes hanging from tree branches, elaborate tribal incisions on the trunks. And some skulls, mostly animal, some human, on wooden poles or hanging from trees as well."This is usually the point beyond which they consider you an intruder, right?" you ask your travelling companions, not having a lot of experience in tribal customs yourself."Usually." Mikahil explains. "I'd say the skulls are a good message.""Flare your Anima and Castemark." Five Tails points out."You think they'll recognize us?" you wonder."Maybe." she points at the talismans and windchimes. "These guys have knowledge of seals and wards and of the occult in general, and besides, some of them fought alongside you in that swamp, right? They'll recognize us, or at least go and ask Tia first." she says, confidently striding across the border as the glow of Essence gathers around her. You and Mikahil follow.It doesn't take long until you're intercepted by a patrol, approaching carefully and suspiciously: three warriors with spears and bows, either scouts or hunters, or maybe both. They make themselves seen and bar your way, but with weapons lowered and saying nothing.
"I'm Tia's wife." you step forward and tell them. "We're here to meet her."They glance to each other and nod. "Follow us." one of them replies.After some more traveling through the forest, you reach their village.It's larger than you expected, a valley in the middle of the forest with a mixture of teepee-style tents and wooden huts with leaf roofs. You see artisans sculpting wood, treating leather, making arrows and sewing clothes and a variety of other jobs. Older warriors and hunters teaching youngsters how to properly hold a bow, a shaman sharing stories around a fire where some stew is boiling in a pot, meat and fish hanging from poles and left to dry and a small mill driven by a shallow but fast water stream. In the distance, you hear the repeated hammer strikes of an iron forge. It feels busy and industrious."These guys are good." Five Tails seems pleased. "I wonder if it's part of Talon's project. Except for a few restrictions due to having a semi-nomadic lifestyle, they seem about as advanced as most of the folks that would consider themselves civilized.""Is it that unusual?" you wonder. To you, these people seem still quite backwards, even if they do look like honest folk. Most of the people around you have now dropped their chores to stare at you worriedly, each taking some time to wonder who the heck you are and if you are a threat.
"I've seen tribes of wyld barbarians where the ability to bash two rocks together was considered high technology." She replies. Meanwhile, the tribesmen start talking among themselves: apparently at least a couple of them fought Tarien Dorian together with you, and are reassuring the others."I'm sorry." After your arrival, the warriors escorting you have entered in a small hut, adorned with talismans and wind chimes and painted in loud colors. From it, a tough-looking barbarian woman walks out, addressing you directly. She has a proud, defiant look in her eyes, not hostile, but like she wants to let you know that she's not afraid of you. "Chieftaness Tia is out wit the hunters. You can wait for her return here, unless you have need of anything that our hospitality can provide." She plants her fists on her waist. "I am Iscariah, shaman of the Black Fangs."> I need something...>I have a question...> Wait.
Rolled 4woo, was wondering when next thread would be>>32097438>I have a question...ask about the tribe, how long they've been here and how they came to be so advanced, get to know Iscariah and her story
Rolled 1>>32097438>>32097555>I have a question...This is good, if she's not busy ask about the tribe, it's history, how they've been doing with Tia
Rolled 10>>32097438Gonna third>>32097588
Rolled 9Hey EF, you're missing one of your opening post
>>32097763Right! Sorry. Got distracted.>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, 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?@exaltedfag
Rolled 9>>32097438Ask if she knows anything about how Talon is doing, it is one of the reasons we came here
>>32097438> Wait.I don't want to accidentally offend her before we have a chance to check on Talon and show Tia how pretty we became when we upped our Social
Rolled 3>>32097884>show Tia how pretty we became when we upped our SocialI'm pretty sure she can feel how much more beautiful we are and is carving a path back here.Also, this is the longest she's gone without Maka Time, we might want to find somewhere sturdy and isolated when we meet her, for hte safety of those in the local area.
>>32097884>>32097935>Tia get's back from hunting>Sees us and collapses>We rush over to see if she's okay>She's praying to The Unconquered Sun and Luna, thanking them for this gift
"Actually, I wanted to ask you a bit about your tribe. I'm curious to learn more." You ask her."We were one of the Three Tribes, the first to reach this island from our lands in the West when the sea became hungry and the shapeless triumphed over Creation. Then, the Rain of Iron came and ashed them away, but we swore to never move our homes across the sea again." She tells, sitting down next to the fire. "Our tribe split many times and found new gods and spirits here, and we made ourselves at home. But the big changes started three years ago, when the Wise Wolf started sharing his secrets with us.""Secrets?" You wonder."How to shape iron and magic. Since then, we are changing our ways. The Wise Wolf stands with another tribe, so we have been waiting for a Lunar to stand with us as well. Tia does not have his wisdom, but she has strength, and that suits us better perhaps." She looks straight at you. "If you are Tia's spouse, you will have to undergo the trials and join the tribe as well, or you will have no respect here.">I don't need your respect.>I'm sure I can make you respect me anyway.>Let's wait for her to return, I'm sure she'll vouch for me.>I'll undergo your trials and join your tribe, then.
>>32097438>Tia is actually out prepping a big entrance to surprise us>It looks like this:>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peJhJMciSXE>Including cocking up and tripping
Rolled 8>>32098124>Let's wait for her to return, I'm sure she'll vouch for me.and if need be>I'll undergo your trials and join your tribe, then.>I'm sure I can make you respect me anyway.
>>32098124>I'll undergo your trials and join your tribe, then.It is criticial these people like and respect us of their own accord
>>32098124>'ll undergo your trials and join your tribe, then.Full tribal nudey scenes starting now.
Rolled 9>>32098144>>32098148dice peeps, dice
Rolled 10>>32098124>shapeless triumphed over Creation. Then, the Rain of Iron came and ashed them away,This would be the Balorian Crusade and the Empress blasting them away, right?>I'll undergo your trials and join your tribe, then.Tia's done a lot for us, I don't mind doing this much for her
Rolled 4>>32098124>I'm sure I can make you respect me anyway.
>>32098124>I'm sure I can make you respect me anyway.
Rolled 8>>32098124>I'll undergo your trials and join your tribe, then.
>>32098124>>I'm sure I can make you respect me anyway.>>Let's wait for her to return, I'm sure she'll vouch for me.
Rolled 3>>32098124Wait, what do the trials entail, I don't mind doing them, but I'd like to know what were going to have to do first
Rolled 10>>32098124>I'm sure I can make you respect me anyway.I'm not sure I want to be part of a tribe of passive aggressive barbarians
>>32098186If you have to know what you're getting into before you get into it you're not down at all.
Rolled 5>>32098193Our wife is the boss of the tribe, one way or the other we're a part of themThat said I'll do it if not doing it would mess up her cred
I don't really think it is necessary for Maka to go through the trials and/or join the tribe. This shaman girl seems to think too highly of herself and seems to see Maka as some sort of rival or something. We shouldn't be just taking her words for this.
Rolled 1>>32098217Ehh, she still need to work on her attittude
>>32098124>I'll undergo your trials and join your tribe, then.
Rolled 1>>32098224I don't mind waiting to see what Tia has to say about this, but I don't think she's out to get us or anything
>>32098124>Let's wait for her to return, I'm sure she'll vouch for me.
>>32098124>I'll undergo your trials and join your tribe, then.Lez do diz
Rolled 10All these votes and not rolling dice...
Rolled 8>>32098298Always happens with the first posts, give it time.
Rolled 5>>32098124>>I'll undergo your trials and join your tribe, then.
Rolled 10>>32098124>I'll undergo your trials and join your tribe, then.Is it a tribal orgy? I hope it's a tribal dance orgy.
Rolled 5>>32098124>I'll undergo your trials and join your tribe, then.As long as it's not, like, female circumcision, i'm cool with it.
You shrug. "I can do your trials if you need them, but I'm sure I don't need to to earn your respect." You reply."Oh?" Iscariah lifts an eyebrow. "What would you mean?"You stand up. "I'm an Exalted." You remind her, in case your castemark wasn't clear enough.Mikahil prudently intervenes: "Now, now, no sense arguing among us like this. How about we wait for Tia before starting this initiation ritual?"You nod.About a couple hours pass. Finally, news arrives that the hunting party is returning. After five minutes more, they appear, a small group of archers and spearmen followed by Tia, carrying five deer stacked one atop the other on her shoulder, casually chatting with a tribesman.You wave to her, and the moment she sees you, she freezes and drops the load immediately."Uh, Tia?" Honestly, you were kind of expecting this reaction. All you can do is brace yourself.She just walks up to you, with rigid, mechanical motions. "...Tia?"All of sudden, she falls down, fainting.You exchange glances with Mikahil and Five Tails as the tribesmen suddenly worry about their chieftaness.>she's just tired, bring some water.>she probably needs some rest. Bring her to her bed.>she probably needs some rest. I'll bring her to her bed.>we'll probably need some alone time. You know how Tia is.>other?
Rolled 1>>32098401>she probably needs some rest. I'll bring her to her bed.>we'll probably need some alone time. You know how Tia is.
Rolled 5>>32098401>she probably needs some rest. I'll bring her to her bed.
>>32098401>>she probably needs some rest. I'll bring her to her bed.>>we'll probably need some alone time. You know how Tia is.
Rolled 7>>32098401>we'll probably need some alone time. You know how Tia is.I love Tia so much you guys, best Lunar Mate
Rolled 9>>32098401>All of sudden, she falls down, fainting.Oh Tia>we'll probably need some alone time. You know how Tia is.
>>32098356Y'know, not everything has to be an orgy.Please let it be an orgy
Rolled 8>>32098401>she probably needs some rest. I'll bring her to her bed.>we'll probably need some alone time. You know how Tia is.
Rolled 4>>32098426>best Lunar Matebestest waifu of all time>>32098427>>All of sudden, she falls down, fainting.>Oh Tiajust imagine her reaction when she wakes up in our arms using our lap as a pillow and her vision is filled with her Girls and our face poking over the top
>>32098401>she probably needs some rest. I'll bring her to her bed.Damnit, she's suffering from withdrawal.
>>32098440Maka's the waifu, dum dum.
Rolled 3>>32098401>she probably needs some rest. I'll bring her to her bed.
Rolled 10>>32098440>bestest waifu of all timeWe've established on several occasions; We are the Waifu, Tia's the husbando
Rolled 7>>32098452>>32098457Indeed, Maka best Waifu, Tia best Husbando
>>32098457Maka is the best waifu of all time
Rolled 2>>32098401>she probably needs some rest. I'll bring her to her bed.>we'll probably need some alone time. You know how Tia is.
"...I'll bring her to bed. You know how Tia is." You tell the others, picking her up in your arms. "Does she have a hut or a tent here?"Iscariah frowns, probably not a fan of letting you act like you own the space despite not being a member of the tribe, but keeps that for herself and says nothing, just inviting you to follow her into a large leather tent painted blue and green.The inside is rather simple, with little more than a carpet of thick, comfy-looking pelts. "The chieftaness has been talking about you almost non-stop ever since leaving your side." She explains, helping you to put her down comfortably. "She's been missing you.""I know." You smile. "Honestly, she's such a handful." You look at Iscariah. "What's with those eyes?""...nothing." She lies, turning about and leaving the tent abruptly. >let her go, Tia needs her Maka Time now.>stop her, you want to know what's on her mind.
Rolled 3>>32098548>stop her, you want to know what's on her mind.Tia's out for the count anyway, it's not like we'd be doing anything but wait in here.
Rolled 2>>32098548>stop her, you want to know what's on her mind.
Rolled 10>>32098548>stop her, you want to know what's on her mind.She's going to be an important part of Tia's life now as shaman of her tribe, we don't want her hating us, or worse, Tia finding out she hates us
>>32098548Talking to the heart, I want my Tia sex bomb time.Just UMI her and get it over with,.
Rolled 7>>32098548>stop her, you want to know what's on her mind.Talking to the Heart.
Rolled 7>>32098562Other than the fact that it's not a UMI yeah sure pop it
>>32098548> stop herShe probably wants tia for herself.Frankly theres enough tia to go around.
Rolled 6>>32098548>>stop her, you want to know what's on her mind.I'll second TTTH
Rolled 7>>32098548>stop her, you want to know what's on her mind.Use talk to the heart, let's get to the bottom of this
>>32098573I dunno anon, Tia's been kind of upstaged by Maka recently. I mean we left her exhausted, what, two times in a row? Maybe Tia doesn't have that much left over after all.
Rolled 8>>32098573She's gonna be between two Exalted, I hope she doesn't die or something
>>32098589Maka gets xp, Tia gets xp, and you know where Tia spends her xp.
Rolled 6>>32098589Yeah, but she's been out here a couple weeks, I'd bet she's bought the closest Lunar equivalent of Tireless Hero Soul in that time, just so her Maka time is interrupted by unconsciousness lessBut nothing could prepare her for Social 4 Maka
Rolled 3>>32098589>Lunar gets Glorious Solar Wafiu>Lunar turns Waifu into insatiable sex maniac>Lunar passes out trying to keep up.Be careful what you wish for, I guess
>>32098622I dunno anon, sounds like a pretty good deal anyway to me.
Rolled 3>>32098622I'm sure Tia's happyI wonder how long she had been looking for us, do we know how long she had been exalted before she met us?
Rolled 7>>32098622Well, Maka's libido was pretty even before Tia (we slept with Irene first chance we got) but she's defiantly been and factor in Maka going Super Lewd
Rolled 10>>32098641was pretty HIGH even before Tia
Rolled 3>>32098638Had an apprenticeship under Ma Ha Suchi, betrayed him, found another Lunar Mentor who gave her the dress and daiklaive.Since Tia is from Halta, i'm betting on Raksi...
Rolled 9>>32098661>Raksi?She's basically a 2000 year old cannibal loli.
Rolled 10>>32098661Elder Lunar, survived since the First Age, insanely dangerous and dangerously insane.The most puissant living Lunar sorcerer. The realm uses her as an example of bad anathema. Keep in mind that they couldn't kill her even during the Scarlet Empire's height of power. Did i mention she's a total nutjob and eats babies?
"Wait." You stop her, grabbing her by her fur cape before she leaves the tent. "...what's wrong?"She turns to you, trying to stare you down with those proud eyes of hers. "What do you mean?"[Talking To The Heart]"Just... Tell me."She sighs, and sits down next to Tia, who is still passed out. "She missed you a lot." She repeats."...I think I know what you mean." You reply, as she gently combs her hand through Tia's hair."I knew I wasn't much of a replacement for you, even temporarily, but now I've met you in person, I can see the difference.""...It's not fair to compare yourself to me, and I'm not saying it out of pity or to make you feel better. It really isn't.""I know, but I guess I'm still envious of you. And maybe all I really did was taking advantage of a lonely girl. I'm sorry.">you should apologize to Tia when she wakes up, not to me.>I think you both did what you wanted to do. Nothing to feel guilty about.>no, I should be thanking you. You kept her company while I wasn't there for her.>I understand. However, you also realize that I can't forgive you for sleeping wit my husband while I was away...Combined with:>you should probably leave before she wakes up.>stay here with us.
>>32098705>>you should apologize to Tia when she wakes up, not to me.>>I think you both did what you wanted to do. Nothing to feel guilty about.>>no, I should be thanking you. You kept her company while I wasn't there for her.>>32098705>>stay here with us.She's part of the family now, so...
Rolled 9>>32098705>I think you both did what you wanted to do. Nothing to feel guilty about.>you should probably leave before she wakes up.
Rolled 7>>32098705>no, I should be thanking you. You kept her company while I wasn't there for her>stay here with us.
Rolled 10>>32098705>no, I should be thanking you. You kept her company while I wasn't there for her.>stay here with us.
>>32098705>no, I should be thanking you. You kept her company while I wasn't there for her.>stay here with us.Poor Tia
>>32098705>I think you both did what you wanted to do. Nothing to feel guilty about.>stay here with us.Sure!
Rolled 4>>32098705>no, I should be thanking you. You kept her company while I wasn't there for her.>stay here with us.
Rolled 10>>32098705I won't feel angry about Tia sleeping with her because we weren't here, she let's us sleep with who we want after all, plus I bet she was really lonely, it's been what like 2-3 weeks?>no, I should be thanking you. You kept her company while I wasn't there for her.>stay here with us.
Rolled 1>>32098705>I think you both did what you wanted to do. Nothing to feel guilty about.and>you should probably leave before she wakes up.I'm all for more sexy fun time partners, but with how Tia likes to get with us, combined with how long it's been, I'm honestly not sure a mortal will be walking away unscathed
Rolled 5>>32098705>no, I should be thanking you. You kept her company while I wasn't there for her.
Rolled 5>>32098705>you should apologize to Tia when she wakes up, not to me.>I think you both did what you wanted to do. Nothing to feel guilty about.>no, I should be thanking you. You kept her company while I wasn't there for her.>stay here with us.
Rolled 9>>32098705>>I think you both did what you wanted to do. Nothing to feel guilty about.>you should probably leave before she wakes up.That tent won't be standing for long.Capcha: >into maniaOh, how right you are
Rolled 4>>32098797>Capcha: >into maniacaptcha knows /tg/ so well.
Rolled 5>>32098705>no, I should be thanking you. You kept her company while I wasn't there for her.>Stick aroundIf she survived Lonely Tia, she's made of tough stuff.
>>32098705>>I think you both did what you wanted to do.I don't like the guilty part. That's something for her to decide.>you should probably leave before she wakes up.This seem cruel but i think Maka and Tia need some time alone.
Rolled 1>>32098705>>no, I should be thanking you. You kept her company while I wasn't there for her.>>stay here with us.Fur bikins are hot. She gets a pass.
Rolled 8>>32098870Bonus points for being muscely
>>32098705>"How are you still alive?"She must be durable as all fuck to still be walking around
>>32098701>>32098702Wasn't Tia's new mentor suppose to be a good person?
"I think both you and Tia just did what you wanted to do. No one took advantage of no one else, and nothing wrong happened." You console her. "You kept company to a lonely and frustrated young girl who is particularly hard to satisfy, and that's something you should be proud, and not guilty, of.""Thank you." She says, impassible, but with eyes glistening.That's about when Tia starts to stir and open her eyes. Iscariah is about to excuse herself, but you tug her cloak again, signalling that you want her to stay."...Maka?" She mumbles."Here." You reply with a warm smile."...How did you manage to get even hotter while I was away?""The power of love." You reply.A few seconds of happy silence follow, as Iscariah unfastens her cloak and the rest of her pelts. You already knew this, but you admit Tia has really good taste. She also seems to have the kind of tough-looking body that could manage to keep up with her. For a bit.You'll have to introduce her to Zareen someday, maybe do some compare and contrast..."...did my puppies get even bigger?" Tia wonders."Your pupp- oh. Millian is sure they did.""I'll need to inspect them personally. You've been gone for so long, I need to check exactly how much you've grown.""...it was two weeks, Tia.""That's what I just said."(Cont.)
Rolled 10>>32098895Well, to be fair, Raksi was also the one who developed the techniques required to apply moonsilver tattoos to lunars so they wouldn't mutate into eldritch abominations.
Rolled 7>>32098953Tia is the best, if anyone tries to dispute this they are objectively wrong.
Tia's love, while passionate, is not as rough and violent as you were worried it might have been. You can imagine it's at least partly thanks to Iscariah, and partly because Tia has matured a lot from the animalistic, instinctive beast she was when you first met her.However, she still gets her full fill of Maka and more. And, as you suspected, she almost certainly developed, while you were apart, some powers that help her keep up with you. Either as useful side effects of more practical functions, or specifically because she was tired to "lose" to you in bed.The one who has to bear the brunt of your competitiveness is, of course, Iscariah, caught in the middle (sometimes literally), who still puts up a remarkable struggle for a mortal.At least you get her to accept you in the tribe without wasting time with any trials.As night falls, with the three of you lying in the twist of warm, comfortable furs and pelts (and the tent, surprisingly, still standing), you inform her on what she missed in Tianna.>ask her about Talon and Zaan>ask her about the Three Rivers in general>ask her about her tribe (what?)>ask her something else?
Rolled 7>>32099061>>ask her about Talon and ZaanIt's what we're here for.
Rolled 8>>32099061>ask her about Talon and Zaan
Rolled 5>>32099061>ask her about Talon and ZaanOur trip does involve inquiring about their health
>>32099061>ask her about Talon and Zaan>ask her about her tribe (what?)She had been worried she wouldn't do a good job at leading a tribe, how has she been doing
Rolled 2>>32099061>>ask her about Talon and Zaan>ask her about her tribe (How is does she feel about her new cheiftain gig?)
(Some sudden complete bullshit just came up. I'll have to leave now and I don't know if where I'll be going I'll have time or connection. Might be a bit until my next post. Meanwhile feel free to decide on how to ask Tia to handle the tribe in relation to Pearl.)
Rolled 1>>32099061>ask her about Talon and Zaan
Rolled 3>>32099061>ask her about Talon and Zaan>ask her about her tribe (what?)Ask if she's having issues with leading the tribe
Rolled 6>>32099090I'll back this.
>>32099109Ah that sucks, good luck with that EF
>>32099061>>ask her about Talon and Zaan
>>32099109>Meanwhile feel free to decide on how to ask Tia to handle the tribe in relation to Pearl.We definitely wanted them to move closer to Pearl at least, if only because we thought it would be convenient, we should at least get Iscariah's opinion on moving them and getting them to settle in or around a city
Rolled 2>>32099061>ask her about Talon and Zaan>ask her about her tribe (what?)ask what changed/things she's done with the tribe now she's in charge of it and ask about the possibility of moving it closer to Pearl>>32099109s'all good EF, we'll keep the thread alive
>>32099061We also need to ask her if she's talked to Talon and Zaan about getting that demense back
>>32099109The curse strikes again
>>32098953>"The power of love." You reply.Tia is a good husbando, but Maka is a great waifu
Rolled 7>>32098953>ask her about Talon and ZaanI very much want Soc 5 just to see what would happen even if it would not be the best use of exp (HSDD would.)What do you guys think? Should we bank for it?
>>32099964We do eventually want Soc 5 since Social determines cap for backgrounds, but our next purchase should be Shining Ruler's Benevolence, the dice adder we want for not being a shit at being a Queen
>>32099985>>32099964Eh, I'm kinda hesitant about Soc 5; since it seems to map to appearance.And the really high-levels of appearance basically bring more negatives than positives for anyone that isn't an NPC or something.I'd rather pump other areas for now.
Rolled 9>>32099985You know, if we're gonna fight lintha, we should get Heaven Thunder Hammer as well. I hope we have the time for it. If not, i'll vote for HTH first and SRB later.
>>32100038We've buffed social and social charms a lot lately, so I agree; we do need some improved punching-things abilities. Not too many, but some.
>>32100038Yeah, if we have time I'm up for another combat charm and HTH is a good pick with it being a permanent, plus with our new God-Kicker Boots we'll be okay for damage for a bit
Rolled 10>>32100038>>32100054>>32100063Yeah, I definitely want Social 5 and more social charms, but we've been buffing Social and Zenith a lot lately, lets Get some Dawn and Dawn charms. And maybe some Night so we can get the Athletics charm that lets us walk on water
Rolled 7>>32099964I was thinking more along the lines of getting something like Judges Ear Technique, so we could more easily tell when people are bullshiting Maka and maybe get a little more eclipse so we become a little more savvy about finance. Running a kingdom ain't cheap, y'know
HTH could allow us to punch lintha off their ship and into the ship.Could we even punch people into the ground for extra damage?
>>32100091I'm fine with getting JET later, but we can hold off on upgrading Eclipse for a while as long as we have Mikahil on our side, that's what Allies are for after all, being good at shit your not
>>32100091EF nerfed JET a lot, it isn't nearly as good as in canon
>>32099985>Shining Ruler's BenevolenceYeah, I definitely want that one next. That way we can worry about Eclipse literally never again.>>32100038I'm fine with HTH as our next charm after SRB. After all, super knockback is pretty awesome for fighting on a ship. I just want SRB first, so that we can officially mark Eclipse off our list of things to worry about.That said, I'm not willing to say for sure what I want at the moment. We're 7 experience from any of those. If we're REALLY CLOSE to fighting the Lintha 2-4 sessions from now, then yeah, I'll agree with HTH. If we're still a ways away, I'll be all over SRB.We've still got lots of wiggle room at the moment.
Rolled 2>>32100054>>32100063>>32100038With Soc 5, we could get five dots in artifact. That would probably be worth more than a purchase of Dawn or Dawn charms.
>>32100091>Judges Ear TechniqueToo damn expensive, and flares our anima same as any other charm. It's cool as hell, mind you, but it's the sort of thing we'll NEVER be willing to actually pop.
>>32100132He also changed it from detecting deception to detecting lies
>>32100132Our anima only flares when we spend two motes at a time we could pop one charm at a time and never let anyone know were using essence
Rolled 7>>32100117Really? Oh...ummm...wellIn that case, I'm all for getting some Dawn and combat charms so we can punch people so hard they explode.>>32100106Does eclipse still cover sailing and all that? If we're going to physically confront the Lintha, some knowledge of naval matters may help later on.
>>32100155I'm aware of that, but when people are forced between activating a dice-adder or activating JET, they'll almost always choose the dice adder. I, personally, have no problem with JET in theory. It's cool as hell, and probably useful.My problem with it is in this quest format. We cannot, first of all, activate it in retrospect, so we'll need to activate it in advance of expecting someone to lie to us. This can be a huge fucking problem with how long of a period of time a single post can cover in the quest.Second, people are barely willing to actually spend our essence as it is. They're paranoid about spending too much and flaring our anima, paranoid about having too little in case we're attacked, and all the usual nonsense.So, my problem with JET isn't with JET. My problem is that I don't think people will be willing to use it often enough for it to be worth the 10 experience points we'll spend on it, compared to purchasing something else. Short of Permanent upgrades, I think our Social suite is basically complete.
>>32100151>>32100117What did he change about it?
>>32100126>With Soc 5, we could get five dots in artifact.Isn't artifact one of the backgrounds not tied to our Soc score? Like Manse?
>>32100183>Does eclipse still cover sailing and all that? If we're going to physically confront the Lintha, some knowledge of naval matters may help later on.We can't personally participate with the sailing unless we want the Storm Mothers to slap our shit. We're too superhumanly gorgeous. So, there's no reason to have that. Our sailors are delivering us like a weapon; we're not actually participating before then as anything other than a tactician and below-decks leader.
Rolled 5>>32100200All Backgrounds can be purchased, we covered this multiple times, it's how our Manse is now a 5 dot Solar manse rather than a three dot
>>32100202>below-decks leader.That phrase could be easily misconstrued. I approve.
>>32100195>What did he change about it?Well, for one thing, it's no longer in our purchasable charm listings because those are constantly in flux. It hasn't been actually available for purchase for ages now.
>>32100200We managed to add 2 to Manse with our Social points, so adding them Artifact should work too. Mind you, I do not actually know how good high level artifacts would be and whether purchasing dots in Artifact would be a good idea compared to something else. Maybe somebody more knowledgeable would care to enlighten me?
>>32100217I know, but >>32100126implies that we'd need to raise our Soc score to raise a cap on Artifact dots.Which i'm questioning because I didn't think shit was capped like that, as you've said.
Rolled 4I would like to get Zenith 5. That allows us to access our enlightening charm and stop the NPC's that we like from being so swishy
>>32100232>We managed to add 2 to Manse with our Social points, so adding them Artifact should work too. Wait what? I don't think that's how it works.
Rolled 2>>32100232I want an Orichalcum Royal Warstrider, a 5 dot artifact, the only problem is it's mandatory AI is a separate Artifact rated at a minimum of 3 dots>>32100236Only Social backgrounds are capped>>32100254It totally is, check our character sheet >>32097367
>>32100236>>32100126 was me, I meant that we could raised Artifact to 5 immediately by spending our background points. But we do need to raise our caps too and our Social score is tied to our social damage.
Rolled 4>>32100268Screw that, the Crown of Thunder is way better.
>>32100189>Second, people are barely willing to actually spend our essence as it is. They're paranoid about spending too much and flaring our anima, paranoid about having too little in case we're attacked, and all the usual nonsense.The only time people were afraid to spend essence was when we were literally in middle of our invasion of the Fae and at the time we were at 2 health and like 2 essence, we would never want to use in that scenarios anywayI do agree we probably wouldn't activate them at the same time, but in social scene, where we literally spend most of our time, we're always walking around with a full tank of motes, I disagree in thinking people would be to scared to use it, the reason we almost never use charms is because we have nothing good to spend them on
>>32100268>I want an Orichalcum Royal Warstrider, a 5 dot artifact, the only problem is it's mandatory AI is a separate Artifact rated at a minimum of 3 dotsI don't want a warstrider at all. It's such a waste of artifact points compared to what we could be spending it on.
>>32100195It's very expensive in EssenceIt works like the DB lie detector now and only detects actual lies.Normally, it would detect half-truths, exact word bullshit and other answers that try to deceive us
>>32100268>I want an Orichalcum Royal Warstrider, a 5 dot artifact, the only problem is it's mandatory AI is a separate Artifact rated at a minimum of 3 dotsDoes that mean we need eight dots in Artifact?
>>32100268I'd prefer some power armor
>>32100297When did he change it?We could ask him to clarify that when he comes back if we want
>>32100290>The only time people were afraid to spend essence was when we were literally in middle of our invasion of the Fae and at the time we were at 2 health and like 2 essence, we would never want to use in that scenarios anywayThat's... just plain not true. Ever since then, people have been unwilling to drop below 3 essence. It's seriously affected people's willingness to spend essence in general.And aside from that, people don't want us to flare our anima or show our castemark in social settings. That means we would have to choose between JET or our dice adder. And people WILL choose the dice adder.JET is cool - seriously, it's neat as hell. I just expect us to very nearly NEVER use it. And because of that, I really think it's a terrible idea to spend 10 of our experience points on it.
>>32100268>it's mandatory AI is a separate Artifact rated at a minimum of 3 dotsCan we hook it up to the AI running our 5-dot manse?
Rolled 4>>32100286I don't think that can be purchased>>32100293>>32100303Everyone has their own opinion>>32100300For the best possible Royal Warstrider, you would need a 5 dot AI, so 10 dots max, 8 minimum>>32100317No, the AI of a warstriser (and Manse too) mis a God called into being for the sole purpose of performing the task given to it, whether that is helping a city run smoothly, or helping smash the skulls of invading Behemoths
Rolled 5>>32100202Under what circumstances would a Storm Mother chuck a bitch fit and attempt to pack Maka's shit in? Do we explicitly have to participate in sailing a ship? Or would just our mere presence in a naval battle draw their ire?
Rolled 6>>32099109See if Tia has any corpse based building ideas for our new city.
>>32100381Just being above decks starts drawing their attention. So, we would want to be quickly making our way to the Lintha ship as soon as we're above decks.Being Social 4 gorgeous is a good thing most of the time - a really bad thing when you're a woman above decks on a ship in the West.
Rolled 3>>32100343And a Royal Warstrider can be 'purchased'?Feh.
Rolled 8>>32100406A Royal Warstrider can be made, there is more than on in exsitance, and it has a rating in dots.None of which applies to the Crown of Thunder. Unless you aren't talking about what I think you are
>>32100436What's Crown of Thunder?
>>32100401Seriously, just get Tia to turn us into a man. Problem solved.
Rolled 10>>32100436Oadenol's codex Pg. 42.Rating 5 dots.
Rolled 1>>32100483Okay it has a rating, I didn't remember it and googled it, and well, you try that and see what the result is.However it is still a unique Item made by the Unconquered Sun, much harder to get than a Wartrider, even a Royal one.
>>32100406You need a pretty damn good facility to build it, sanctify it, and keep it running, though."A royal warstrider is the smallest artifact capable of housing a fully sentient little god, or as the Twilights referred to it, an “animating intelligence.” While such an “AI” is not nearly as potent as those summoned into existence to govern manses or artifact vessels, an awakened royal warstrider can give potent advantages depending on how powerful it is, how much awareness it retains and, most importantly, how amenable it is to serving a new master as loyally as it once did the Exalted who helped birth it."It can take up to a year to build one and is as much a complex religious ritual as it is a fabrication project.
Rolled 1>>32100401Then can the Lintha contact a storm mother? It's just that if the Lintha are expecting us then couldn't they just tell a Storm Mother that they're expecting this super-hottie in Tianna is planning to attack their fleets? If the Storm Mothers know what we're trying to do, in it seems to me that we wouldn't really be able to partcipate in the battle, for fear of them sinking our fleet. Hell, if they wanted to be real cunts about it, they could set up a cordon around Tianna.
Rolled 8>>32100446THE fancy hat of the setting.Legend has it the UCS himself set the crown on Solar Queen Merela's brow and bestowed the Creation Ruling Mandate along with it.Some say that who bears the crown bears the Mandate.
>>32100546The Storm Mothers aren't methodical, cold bitches when it comes to sinking shit. They're fiery, jealous bitches. They don't give a fuck about pretty bitches as long as they don't have to see them, and they don't give a fuck about anything on land.
>>32100547>Legend has it the UCS himself set the crown on Solar Queen Merela's brow and bestowed the Creation Ruling Mandate along with it.Maximum jelly, I want Maka to have it
>>32100591The UCS also fucked her.So yes, maximum jelly
Rolled 7>>32100546>>32100581Red hair dye. Problem almost solved.
Rolled 4>>32100591>>32100608We need to step it up then, She soloed a primordial by strangling it to death. Primordials don't NEED to breathe
>>32100620>implying strangling is about cutting off the airways>implying strangling isn't about cutting off blood flow to the brainIt's like you don't even know how to strangle something to death.
Well the UCS told us to earn the Mandate
Rolled 6>>32100631Missing the point as I'm pretty sure Primordials don't need that either
>>32100631A Primordial's blood sort-of consists of their demons, so that means she effectively choked out the interstate highway system.
>>32100649Oh, they definitely don't. I'm just saying that the breathing part is irrelevant if you're not a punk bitch when it comes to strangling.>>32100661See? That's WAY more badass than 'strangled something that doesn't need to breathe.'
Rolled 9>>32100581...What would we have to do to kill a storm mother? Or more than one?
Rolled 5>>32100631I'm sorry, but i never knew primordials had blood.Or necks.
>>32100670Buy charms that let us hit dematerialized beings, and charms that let us kill spirits, for one. Probably a charm that lets us fly too. Spirits are REALLY good at just straight up being unhittable and unkillable.
Rolled 1>>32100667I get what you're saying but "Strangled a primordial. Primordials don't breathe" is how one typically describes the event. As in, a variation of that phrase has been used to describe it every time I've ever seen it brought up.>>32100692They don't. That is the point.
>>32100670That's really not feasible. They're fairly high-power, high-visibility gods whose portfolio (storms) is both an important natural function and a potent weapon, especially on their chosen battlefield (open ocean). Killing one would be very difficult at best, killing several at once almost certainly outside our means, and success means a big-ass power gap in the divine power structure. That seems like a wonderful way to get a Sidereal on our asses, even if they're just there to turn their corpses into starmetal.
>>32100692>>32100661>>32100649I think Essence is their blood, and Essence Flows/Dragon Lines are their veins/arteries. So technically you'd have to use geomancy techniques to clinch out a primordial/yozi.
Rolled 5I can't be bothered reading the whole discussion but are we getting off topic?
Rolled 7>>32100740We don't really have an incentive to stay on topic since EF has gone afk.
>>32100740EF had a thing come up, he'll try to come back but for now it's pretty much discussion time
Rolled 3>>32100740Yes, we should stop wasting bumps until EF gets back since he rarely makes a second thread even if there's time for one
Rolled 1>>32100758hows this for an incentive, he cancels the thread when it gets derailed like it has in the pastIf the discussion is more appropriate in the Exalted General, then take it there please>>32100771>Yes, we should stop wasting bumps until EF gets back since he rarely makes a second thread even if there's time for onethis.
Jesus christ.Back home now. Finally. Post in a few.
>>32100922Yay.Second thread today y/n
>>32100189You can activate JET in retrospect.>>32100200It's not CAPPED but when you buy Social 5 you insta-get 5dots of any background(s).>>32100268That's bullshit, if you get a Super Robot the magical computer comes with the package.>>32100297It detects half-truths and deceptions but only if they're clear-cut and willful trickery. If the targets believes what he's saying to be true, or if he doesn't mention someing because he thinks it's not relevant, then it doesn't ping.Basically, it's not an automatic "i know everything" button because "i know everything" buttons are boring.>>32100987idk. Maybe.
Rolled 7>>32101055>That's bullshit, if you get a Super Robot the magical computer comes with the package.For some reason I read that as "The magical Girl comes with the package" don't ask me how and am now picturing this as our Royal Warstrider but it's really more of a Nobel
"Do you know anything about Zaan and Talon?" you roll around in the pelts littering the floor of the tent, turning to face Tia. "It's been a while since I last heard from them.""I heard from Zaan three days ago. He brought Talon to a demesne around here to rest and recuperate, and he's been helping him to put himself back together." she replies. "He's gonna be alright. He's tough.""I wanted to pay him a visit.""Sure. We can go together tomorrow morning." She replies. Then bites your ear, getting a scream of surprised pain out of you, giggling at your startled reaction. "...we should probably discuss the situation together with him.""Pearl and all, yes." you nod, massaging your ear.. "And, say, you have a demesne as well, right?""One of the new ones, i think? Was it the one in the lake?" sounds like she forgot, or maybe never really cared."Well, Valeriana can plan and make a Manse out of it. Still going to take a while, but...""Actually I was thinking." she says, staring at the roof. "I don't know the details of Talon's projects for the Three Rivers. But...""...but?""Let's propose to him to unify the island.""Have the Three Rivers join Tianna?""We could ask, at least." She shrugs. "When we see him.""Tomorrow morning.""I know how to pass time until then!" She points out, diving into you.(Cont.)
Rolled 6>>32101055Now I want JET for sure
Rolled 4>>32101126Rolling to beat improved Tia. Crush her! Show her who is superior.
>>32101126I've been meaning forever to bring this up. Let's suggest to Tia to develop the gender changing charm.
Rolled 10>>32101198Not interested. Put it to a vote.
>>32101198I think she already has the power to gift forms.
>>32101198Charms that let her change OUR gender?That's a fucking terrible waste of our partner's experience points for some mild convenience on our part.
Rolled 7>>32101198She knows that one, she needs the knack that let's her shapeshift other people, plus it's about bringing it up, Maka doesn't know enough about Lunars to know what they can learn, we'd need to talk to her about it before we would know about in
Rolled 1>>32101198She can already change her gender, the knack that let's her transform other people let's her change them into any form she can assume
Rolled 2>>32101126Am I the only one imaging this conversation taking place while Tia and Maka are laying on top of Iscariah who is still passed out form the night before.
Rolled 10>>32101198She already has that shape shifting knack doesn't she? Or are you asking if there is a lunar charm that changes the gender of others?
Rolled 1>>32101224That's exactly what's happening
>>32101223I'm pretty sure she's said she can genderflip us as well.
>>32101228>>32101215I meant for her develop a power that would let her change Maka's form. Otherwise we will be spending most of our time below deck during our sea voyages.
Rolled 3>>32101262Why is that a problem? We can't sail. We just need to kick ass when we find the Lintha
>>32101232>>32101224and I'm OK with that.Though we MAY want to bring up the fact that we haven't had a period since we exalted. Is that normal for celestial exalts? We don't know.>>32101126I'd suggest that instead of 'joining Tianna', that we work on equal footing so that both the tribes and the city dwellers gain the best qualities of the other while keeping their independent cultures. Not sure how though.
>>32101262>I meant for her develop a power that would let her change Maka's form.I'm aware. And I think our partner investing a bunch of experience points in a charm for our mild convenience is a fucking waste of her experience when she could be getting actually-useful things.
>>32101275>keeping their independent culturesThat's a fictional concept. Short of total isolation, neither cultures get to preserve their own customs and cultures it will end up mixing in a matter of generations.
>>32101275What would be the benefits the tribes could give?
Rolled 2>>32101293Besides, they'd be united anyway once we become Solar Queen and ruler of all Creation in the name of The Unconquered Sun
>>32101314Exactly. Talon's initial goal on first contact was total isolation, which is why he marked out the northern part of the island as off-limits. That goal's already been ruined, and the damage is done - his project has ended in failure due to outside interference.
Rolled 6>>32101327WoopsDamn Maka and her sexy body
>>32101279Ok, but what do you suggest we do? Get Valeriana or Silk to make us a really good disguise? Or do you think it does not really matter that we will spend most of our time below deck?Hmmm...what does Amata do when she travels over the sea?
If the tribes join us I'd be pretty worried about dilution of authority. There structure wouldn't mix well with Tiannas and we'd have to worry about fitting talon into things
>>32101337Just stay below decks. We're not some kind of crazy super-sailor. If we only go above decks in order to jump to another ship and fight dudes, nothing of value is lost.We offer NOTHING by being above decks most of the time.
Rolled 4>>32101337She probably doesn't if she has too, people either come to her or she sends her kids
Rolled 5>>32101262>>32101279I think it depends on how militant the storm mothers are. If we risk getting zapped the moment Maka steps out on deck, then changing her gender might not be a bad idea. If we have a little more leeway with the storm mother's, however, then it might not be necessary.
You leave the tent the next morning, leaving poor Iscariah to sleep (at least she should be happy she doesn't have to be brought out in a stretcher).Mikahil and Five Tails have been wandering around a bit asking assorted questions and visiting the village and then apparently left for other villages and other tribes. You don't worry too much about them: They clearly know what they're doing. Mikahil probably wants to see what the Three Rivers are capable of socially and economically, and Five Tails is both a good bodyguard and quite familiar with barbarian customs herself it seems.Without worrying about them too much, you set out with Tia quite early, journeying across the thick forest and heading straight north. Thankfully, Tia calmed down, and along the way she shares stories and information about her tribe.[Mental + Twilight = 7 8 5 2 = 2 successes]Most of them don't really stand out or draw your attention in any way, although they're useful as they let you learn more things about how life is in the Three Rivers and in the Black Fangs. But a particular piece of information suddenly clicks with you: This tribe used to be much more nomadic, but partially settled down around when they took up metalsmithing, having found a place (here) where they can refine copper from the soil.You suddenly remember various necklaces, rings and buttons and gadgets and accessories that you've seen in the village, including some worn by Iscariah, made from a bright metal."...That was copper? I thought it was gold." You reply."I thought it at first, too, but they call it copper, and I'm no expert but I can tell gold and that's more like copper than gold." She admits."Weird.">I'm sure it's nothing important.>Let's take some of it to Valeriana or Irene when we come back.>Wait, if Talon's fine then he can wait. This is more important. Take me there now.>After we take out the Lintha, and once the prospectors are done with the area around Pearl, we'll have them take a look.
Rolled 10>>32101337Why would Amata travel overseas? She's Queen, and not a symbolic who's basically there just as a figurehead with no real power, but a has real responsibilities that need to be taken care of or the country will collapse because absolute athourity ultimately rests in her hands queen
>>32101374We have more leeway. The Storm Mothers aren't omniscient, and a five minute battle doesn't run a meaningful risk of drawing their wrath. As long as we spend all of the rest of our time below decks, they shouldn't notice us.The point is that we can't be an above-deck sailor/captain, that's all.
Rolled 9>>32101387>Let's take some of it to Valeriana or Irene when we come back.HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Rolled 6>>32101387>Let's take some of it to Valeriana or Irene when we come back.
Rolled 9>>32101387>Let's take some of it to Valeriana or Irene when we come back.So this is important, I'm not sure why though
Rolled 9>>32101387>Let's take some of it to Valeriana or Irene when we come back.Sounds like it could be neato.BECAUSE IT IS FUCKING ORICHALCUM. That's the beauty of living in a volcanic region. Sometimes you get gold that's had enough heat and enough sunlight to naturally transition into orichalcum.
>>32101387>Wait, if Talon's fine then he can wait. This is more important. Take me there now.Let's investigate this. We are strapped for cash and we need all the advantage we can get.
Rolled 2>>32101428I'm 99% sure it's Orichalcum
Rolled 3>>32101387>Let's take some of it to Valeriana or Irene when we come back.
>>32101387>Let's take some of it to Valeriana or Irene when we come back.Hahahahajackpot
Rolled 10>>32101436>BECAUSE IT IS FUCKING ORICHALCUM.Oh
Rolled 4>>32101387>Let's take some of it to Valeriana or Irene when we come back.Like say, enough to make a set of High heeled God Kicking Boots.You know, theoretically.
>>32101387>Let's take some of it to Valeriana or Irene when we come back.Gonna be hard to resist the urge to strip mine the entire area if it is Orichalcum.
Rolled 10>>32101387>Let's take some of it to Valeriana or Irene when we come back
Rolled 9>>32101468>resisting strip-mining the entire areaThis tribe only settled here very recently. They should be easy to relocate - or even teach them how to be miners! I've been saying for ages now that we should teach them the trade skills of being Valeriana's team of magitech engineers.
>>32101487Talon wouldn't be pleased at all. I would rather trade with him if just to maintain a good relationship. If we become a legit member of the tribe on the other hand.
Rolled 7>>32101387>>Let's take some of it to Valeriana or Irene when we come back.
Rolled 8So in the thread with the Abyssal we got enough clues to form the theory that Tianna has a Factory Cathedral, now we're finding out it has naturally occurring deposits of at least one Magical Material. It's finally starting to make a little sense why so many people want this one little island.
Rolled 10>>32101495Talon's project is already fucked, and he knows it at this point. Isolationism was his last ditch defense.
Rolled 4>>32101495its Tia's tribe, not Talons, and as we're Tia's wife, we already are a part of the tribe.
Rolled 10>>32097438>"I am Iscariah, shaman of the Black Fangs."I wonder if she knows any thaumaturgy. Or hell, maybe even a sorcery.
Rolled 3>>32101555>thaumaturgyMaybe.>sorceryNot a chance in hell. A mortal sorcerer is someone with the raw personal power to become the god-king of an entire region. They're only one step below the Exalted in power at that point.
>>32101470"Let's take some of it to Valeriana or Irene when we return to either Pearl or Tianna." You suggest."Alright." She points in a direction. "Anyway, we're almost at the demesne."You follow her directions, and arrive about half a hour later to a sudden clearing in the forest. Even though it's late morning, the leaf canopy above it completely blocks direct sunlight, giving you a strange feeling, almost of a cool summer night. A breeze rustles the tall grass and the lower branches, radiating from the center of the small circular valley.It's about thirty or so meters across, and looks like some kind of idyllic scenery put together for a theatrical show: colorful flowers, beautiful grass, and a small trickle of pure blue water gathering in a shallow pool and flowing around. Butterflies and small birds flutter and dance in the air. It's like a little microcosm.The water doesn't even go anywhere, you notice: it just flows in a closed cycle.Not too far from there, but outside of this demesne, in the forest, you see a large tent with all the markings of a shaman or sorceror's abode. Probably Zaan. And, in the middle of the demesne, you see Talon, sitting cross-legged nxt to the pool of water, eyes closed, meditating. He's wearing just a simple white tunic, and a butterfly is resting on his right ear, lazily spreading its wings to the gentle breeze.>Approach Talon (Ask him something/Tell him something?)>Walk around the Demesne, go meet Zaan in the tent (Ask him something/Tell him something?)>Turn back>Wait>Other?
Rolled 7>>32101571Fair enough.Just threw it out there since Amata can do sorcery apparently.
>>32101576>Walk around the Demesne, go meet Zaan in the tentlet's not disturb Talon while he's meditating
>>32101576>Walk around the Demesne, go meet Zaan in the tent (Ask him something/Tell him something?)Let's not disturb Talon's meditation.
Rolled 6>>32101586>Just threw it out there since Amata can do sorcery apparently.Amata's an exalt. For an exalt, sorcery is merely impressive. For a mortal, it's borderline unheard of, and lets a mortal sorcerer become despots of almost Exalted power.>>32101576>WaitGive him his time instead of interrupting the peace.
Rolled 4>>32101576>Walk around the Demesne, go meet Zaan in the tent (Ask him something/Tell him something?)>See how he's been and ask about TalonLet's talk to him first in case interrupting Talon would be bad
Rolled 5>>32101602forgot my dice
Rolled 3>>32101576>>Walk around the Demesne, go meet Zaan in the tent (Ask him something/Tell him something?)
Rolled 1>>32101576>Walk around the Demesne, go meet Zaan in the tent (Ask him something/Tell him something?)How Talon is doing is a good opener
Rolled 3>>32101576>Walk around the Demesne, go meet Zaan in the tent (Ask him something/Tell him something?)How's Talon?
Rolled 6>>32101576>Walk around the Demesne, go meet Zaan in the tent (Ask him something/Tell him something?)We should let him know we're here and ask about Talon>>32101508We've got a new mining operation for Jade, and since it came from a Wyld zone it's likely to have Moonsilver. We have Volcanic activity for Orichalcum. We just need a Star to fall on the island to get us some Starmetal and attract the Sidereal to use it.
Rolled 1>>32101576seconding >>32101609
>>32101778It hasn't been prospected yet. The jade is nothing more than hopes and dreams at the moment.
You sneak silently in the tent, finding Zaan intent to bashing some leaves in a mortar. he was probably thinking about something and doing so absent-mindedly, because your sudden appearance throws him out for a loop. "...bwuh? Maka?""Hope I'm not intruding." You smile, excusing yourself in. The tent is large, but has very little space inside, being completely packed with all sorts of bottles, vases, talismans, leaves left to dry, wooden boxes and assorted alchemical and sorcerous paraphernalia. "Hi, Zaan." Tia follows. "No, of course not. I just wasn't expecting you. Sorry for the mess.""Don't worry." You glance outside. "How's Talon?""He's fine now, he managed to fight back the Fae's brainwashing and reject it entirely. It wasn't easy to rebuild his mind, but, fortunately, he's strong." He glances out as well. "I'd say he's recovered almost completely." Then, he frowns at you. "...Is there any trouble? Do you need him?""I just wanted to visit." You point out. "Keep you posted with the latest events. Maybe discuss them a bit."You share with Zaan all the latest events.>Ask him something>Stay for the day>Leave>Other?
Rolled 5>>32101916Did we ever tell him that we killed one of his children?
Rolled 3>>32101916>Ask him somethinghis long-term plans.
Rolled 3>>32101916>Stay for the day
Rolled 7>>32101916>LeaveSee if Talon is done yet.
Rolled 10>>32101916>Stay for the dayI can't think of anything we need to ask of him, so unless anyone can think of something
Rolled 10>>32101916>Ask him somethingwhat is his tribe now going to do?He's a priest to Luna, maybe he wants to build a shrine in our temple city?
Rolled 9>>32101916>>32101983I think we discussed Building Smaller temples to Luna and the Maidens (and maybe Gaia?) in the last thread we could ask if he wanted to come help build Luna's.
>>32101294way I see it, mostly genetic. Stronger, tougher breeding stock. There's something to be said for the 'I'll do it myself' mentality found amongst tribals as well.
Rolled 6>>32102000in the last thread. We could ask if he wantedshould have been two sentences
Rolled 9>>32101916>Ask him somethingHow it is going with the tribes.
Rolled 1If Tia's demense is suppose to be the lake one, we could that to Valeriana instead and let Tia attune to the water court temple
"And so I also wanted to ask you, Zaan." At the end of your chat, you decide to clear some doubts. "Where do we go from now? With the tribes and everything, i mean. The situation is quickly getting complicated and I need to know what are the Three Rivers' plans in all this.""I'd like to know that as well." Before he can respond, Talon appears on the tent's entrance, entering it with a great deal of care (unsurprising, consider how large he is)."Nice to see you're alright." You bump fists with him, and he sits down next to you."Yeah, It's nice to be back. And leave all that behind." He takes a deep breath. "...But I think I'll have to abandon my Thousand Rivers Stream project.""Why?" You ask him back, but you already know the answer."...Like you just said. Too much has happened, I can't track all the factors, I've been missing for two weeks, but, most importantly... Too much is about to happen. Especially the Abyssals."You nod. "You think that their attack is not going to be focused only on Tianna.""It will have a fallout in any case. Besides... there's two more factors. The first is that Thousand Streams Rivers are expected to take decades, centuries to build. In that perspective. I've barely started mine, and it was my first try anyway. I could have done a lot of things better. It was still a very valuable learning experience. And I expect to live a very long and productive life."Despite the smug grin he puts up, he definitely feels sad and tired talking about this, but you're not sure you're supposed to cheer him up, or indeed say anything. You just let him speak. "...What about the second factor?" Is all you ask him, just to keep him going.(cont.)
>>32101916Ask him about the gold-copper.
"...It's more of a hunch, but I feel like I've picked a bad starting place." He sniffs the air. "...I can't put my finger on it. But there's something weird about Tianna. Something wrong. I never paid much attention to it, but bits and pieces of ideas came to me while I focused inward, during my meditations, trying to sort through my memories."You can't help but frown. "Anything you feel like sharing?""Keep your eyes, ears, and mind open." He just replies.>Ask something else>Say goodbye>Other
>>32102379Ask him about merging the tribes with Tianna proper to meet the abyssal threat united.
Rolled 3>>32102379>Ask something elsebring him up to speed on Pearl and ask him about trying to move some of the tribes closer
Rolled 10>>32102379>Ask something elseBring up Tia's proposition, ask about unifying the island
>>32102379Ask them about the gold-copper
Rolled 7>>32102379>Ask something elseAsk Zann about putting a temple to Luna in Pearl.And ask if they're willing to help with the Lintha.Use a charm. MRP.
Rolled 4>>32102379Tell them about Pearl, and ask if Zaan wants to help build a temple to Luna there
Rolled 8>>32102379He couldn't just be helpful of course. He has to vspeak in fucking riddles.>Ask something elseTell him about Pearl and our circle.
Rolled 10>>32102453It's probably just the same hunch we've been talking about, there's too many fucking exalts around Tianna for it to not be important, we could talk to Amata about it if we want, we know she's keeping secrets from us
>>32102379>Ask something else"If you're shutting down the project will you be leaving soon?"
Rolled 9>>32102379>>32102442I'm okay with using MRP if it'll be useful
Rolled 5>>32102488Well this >>32101508 is one theory
Rolled 2>>32102379Maybe bring up the lake manse, tell them we might trade it to Vale and let Tia use the island one, they probably won't care, but I want to make sure
Rolled 3>>32102379I'll just second these posts:>>32102422>>32102442
Rolled 7>>32102442>And ask if they're willing to help with the Lintha.The entire reason we took out the Wyld zone was so they'd help with the Lintha and Abyssals. They're OBLIGATED to help us.
Rolled 8>>32102676It costs nothing to be polite and cordial. I personally don't like have 'obligation' waved in my face. So even if so, be nice about asking for their help.
"...Are you going to leave Tianna?""We have a deal, remember?" He smiles tiredly. "In exchange for you helping us destroy the Wyld Swamp, we'd stand at your side against the abyssal. And I don't break promises... or abandon friends. And everyone I fight alongside with against the enemies of Creation is a friend."He makes himself more comfortable."...Speaking of which, why don't you tell me what you've been up to lately?"You do so, with Tia's help."...So i was wondering if you, Zaan, would be alright with helping us with a temple to Luna."He mumbles and mutters something under his breath. "...I'm not much of an architect. I can probably just give some ideas and guidelines. But without worshipers, a temple is meaningless, and Luna's not a goddess for city-folk right now.""Speaking of Pearl, we wanted to bring this there to examine, but maybe you can tell us something too." Tia produces a necklace made from a thick chain of that unusually bright copper and presents it to Zaan. "My tribe makes this by smelting rocks and sands around the village. I thought it was just weird copper, but Maka thinks it's something else."He takes it in hand. "Let me see. Mhh...""...I was thinking it might be Orichalcum, but maybe that's too good to be true.""I'd be amazed if the Black Fangs could build a forge capable of smelting Orichalcum." He mumbles, weighting the chain in his hands. "...odd. Can I break this? Would anyone mind?"You look at Tia, and she thinks about it for a second, then nods. Zaan breaks one of the metal links, uncorks a glass bottle full of a suspiciously red liquid, and drops half of a chain link in it. It begins to sizzle and melt, slowly, and the bottle fills quickly with a heavy, grey smoke, and Zaan reacts by immediately putting the cork back on.Under your watchful eyes, he keeps examining the piece of metal until it has completely vanished, turning the liquid orange, with a deposit of grey sludge on the bottom.(cont.)
Rolled 8>>32102724They agreed to the deal, don't ask a second time, politely remind them of their duty. We nearly DIED and so did Samiel. That shit wasn't free, even if we do like them.
>>32102379>>32102336Amata's secret is going to bite us in the ass, isn't it.Lets talk with Talon, Mikhail and Nine Tails once we get them in one place about a new society one that has multiple checks and balances and is not solitary reliant upon just one or two things.I am thinking the first Deliberate with Celestials and Terrestrials. Their fight fucked up mortals something fierce. I am certain that lots of mortals with some artifacts for their profession could compare cost effective to a Terrestrial.And while the amount of Celestials on this island we can depend on the island is great the main growth potential in surviving Lintha retributions, Abyssal plots and Realm massive action is going to be mortals. Thus we kind of need a way to make mortals very relevant in both economy, politics and military. But for it to be competitive with exalted of any kind its going to be hyper meritocratic for the mortals, and they will tend to overspecialize, imho.I dunno. Maka is not really all that big on bureaucracy, but she fucking well knows that growth as a polity is going to be in the mortals and we will have to rely on them. Thankfully we have TWTT, so we can make then stronger, tougher and more safe in their own mind.Once we are done with all the immediate threats and plots we should have a large square in Pearl, something like the red square or grand central park, so that we can have a constant open TWTT session to all armed forces and later citizens of Pearl. Illegals or people on a Visa do not get access.
Rolled 7>>32102779>Amata's secret is going to bite us in the ass, isn't it.what secret would that be?
Rolled 3>>32102807We don't know. That's why it is a secret to us.
Rolled 10>>32102770Fine, just keyword 'politely'.I don't want to sour a long term ally and personal friendship.
Rolled 5>>32102807we don't knowthat's why it's called a secret
Rolled 8>>32102770>>32102826Literally already brought up without us having to talk about it
Rolled 6>>32102823>>32102831I meant more like what makes you think she's got a secret that will bite us in the ass cause I've not picked up on anything hinting at something like that
Rolled 27, 97, 42, 61 = 227>>32102807She has a deathknight daughter with a changeable sentient sword/bow thing.
Rolled 9>>32102849she told us she had a secretthere's something about this island the Abyssals want
>>32102779You know it could be a Garden of the Sun Temple we want to make in Pearl, and training and TWTT session should be probably interwoven with prayer and dance warmup and such. The Sun is after all about Excellence and Self Improvement.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSS5dEeMX64That and having eventually hundred thousand or million people doing the final scene
Rolled 3>>32102831>>32102807>>32102823Her previous husband is probably now an Abyssal or something
Rolled 5>>32102849She said she has a secret.That anon is speculating it will bite us in the ass as he explained.
Rolled 4>>32102859oh god, secret really is from the west.She's so cute, I want her
>>32102869How are we going to do the temple? I know it's going to be massive, but how huge?
Rolled 9>>32102739>Under your watchful eyes, he keeps examining the piece of metal until it has completely vanished, turning the liquid orange, with a deposit of grey sludge on the bottom....yellow jade? If the island has natural deposits of yellow jade, that would be a setting-wide game-changer.
>>32102879>>32102867>>32102831But the way Amata phrased it we can infer it was something Big and Ominous, and probably concerns Tianna a great deal.But then again Maka was in one of her Vapid Bimbo episodes.
Rolled 8>>32102871Why would she keep that a secret from Maka. That can only hurt her and keeping it as a secret makes no sense. I am sure she actually has a legitimate reason to keep it as a secret, whatever her secret is.
Rolled 8>>32102902isn't that stuff only created in accidents?
Rolled 3>>32102867>>32102879and she didn't tell her wife why?
Rolled 2>>32102902What's Yellow jade?
>>32102919Yes. I suppose there could have been a massive accident at the height of the first age that created the stuff. Solars tended to be sloppy like that
Rolled 3>>32102928Go read the archives.
>>32102919Yeah, and impossible to reproduce even following the exact same procedure.
Rolled 7>>32102897Well, here's my thing. I'm thinking we should have the ceiling of the main hall be a massive glass dome with clockwork that tracks the position of the sun and the moon relative to someone standing in the dead center. A massive calendar-device that tracks time, date, lunar month, eclipses, and so forth in order to perfectly time worship - and, for someone with the appropriate thaumaturgy, make astrological predictions.And it would look badass as a motherfucker.
Rolled 7>>32102948that's more of a Sidereal thing
Rolled 10>>32102919That would be why it's a massive game-changer. It would mean, in ancient times, there was an alchemical accident of truly massive proportions.>>32102934Jade that requires no attunement. It lets mortals use artifacts as easily as exalts.
"I'll be damned." He seems impressed.[Mental + Twilight = 3 10 7 4 = 3 successes]"Not Orichalcum." You guess. "No. Not quite as useful maybe, but... interesting." He points the bottle in your direction, and you take it and give it a closer look."...This is tyrant-blood acid." You recognize the compound from some long-thought-forgotten lecture about alchemy you probably did as a kid. "It dissolves copper and iron.""We call it Hating Water here in the West, but yes. It reacts to copper by becoming yellow, and to iron by becoming darker and producing toxic smoke." He explains."...And it has a deposit. It shouldn't have a deposit.""It can. It doesn't melt lead nor zinc, after all." Zaan notes."I know, but this doesn't make any sense. An ore... of an alloy? Of four metals? It can't be natural.""It isn't." He nods. "These metals, in specific proportions, mixed in an essence forge and treated with alchemical tinctures, produce Admiral's Gold.""Never heard of it.""I'm not surprised, since you're from Gem. Here, it's a bit more well-known. It's a particular type of brass, easy to work, resistant to corrosion, that can channel Essence quite easily in magitech, and used in first-age-tech military hardware. Like ships.""...Why is it in the ground then?"He shrugs. "Talon is right. Tianna is a very odd island.""Might be connected to the cache of weapons Amata owns." Tia notes.>Ask something else>Say goodbye>Other?
Rolled 2>>32102960It's boss as fuck, though, and our main focus for it would be timing sunset, sunrise, noon, midnight, and eclipses perfectly.
Rolled 6>>32102964Is the island a giant island?
Rolled 7>>32102964Huh, neato. One of the special mundane materials, like Chiaroscuro Glass, Feathersteel, or Ironwood. That's really neat and useful regardless. I have no more questions.
>>32102964Well, that's a thing
Rolled 3>>32102964>Succeeded at a Mental rollHoly shit
Rolled 4>>32102987*shipI meant is the island a giant ship
>>32102897 I am thinking something like the Haiga Sophia, but with a huge bunker complex inside, and the dome is actually a telescopic tower that can be raised to dominate the city and serve as a lighthouse from afar and project the light of the sun all over the island and act as a major lighthouse. Its going to store Sunlight in the day and as the sun sets the telescopic tower raises up kind of like in Black&White and shines iluminating the island, functioning to keep dark powers at bay, functions as a a lighthouse for ships from all corners and provides street illumination all across the island via mirror systems.And as the sun dawns it gets down again.Its going to have a huge garden area Sun and moon marriage themed (focused on the sun of course, Luna orbiting at the rim everywhere) and a dais from where someone can teach TWTT or lead prayer and dance via lenses and mirrors and loud speakers so that all the garden that can hold up say around a million people.The garden is going to feature fountains and ponds.That is my current image of it.
Rolled 10>>32102964>>Ask something elseask them about Tia's proposal to bring all the tribes and Tianna together
Rolled 6>>32103028seconding this
Rolled 8>>32102964>>32103028Right we still want to talk about that
>>32102905Because Maka told her its all right to keep it a secret.As I said, one of Maka's frequent Vapid Bimbo Phase.
>>32102948Hold on. If that was a hexagon in shape, we could have a separate section for each caste + a baller entrance all branching off of the main hall/calendar place. The Twilight section could have a lab and living quarters for our twilight, we could live in the Zenith section, and so forth. Perhaps the entrance could be a massive courtyard/garden, perfect for leading some ceremonies and TWTT.
Rolled 4>>32102964>"I'm not surprised, since you're from Gem. Here, it's a bit more well-known. It's a particular type of brass, easy to work, resistant to corrosion, that can channel Essence quite easily in magitech, and used in first-age-tech military hardware. Like ships."I'd say this bolsters the Factory Cathedral theory. After a few millennia, I could see this stuff seeping out of its containment vats.
Rolled 7>>32102964>Ask something elseTia's unification proposal.MRP.
Rolled 10>>32103064we trust our wife
Rolled 8>>32102964>Ask something elseUnification
Rolled 6>>32103064More like we told her we trust her, that if she's keeping secrets then she probably has a good reason for itIf we want we could probably talk to her about it now, bring up the Admiral Gold see if that get's her talking about the island
Rolled 7Hang on, shouldn't we introduce Milkhail and Five Tails to Talon and Zann?Right after this discussion we should invite Talon and Zann to come back to the village to meet them.
Rolled 5>>32103169Well they already know about Mikahil, he was around when we first met the Lunars way back in the beginning, but a reintroduction might be nice
>>32102948>>32103015Lets combine these two.This way in the morning and in the day one can get into the dome by simply walking inside the dome, and as the sun sets the Dome raises on the erector pillar tower thing in the bunker complex allowing maximum sunlight participation for maximum sunbathing and if it can shine and be a bit taller than the Volcano it can shine on the other side as well to function as a lighthouse.And with the mirror street light idea and combined with the Dais in the dome not only could it be use for illumination but be used as a visual broadcast station. across the entire island.I think we could make away with the errector / telescopic tower, but its a nice idea for more protection to the dome since it could be lowered and the armored and it makes us seem to strive for the First age while at the same time being able to still remain humble.
Rolled 1While I do want a circle, won't that cause Tianna to get invaded ridiculously hard by the Immaculates to stop us?
"...It IS interesting, anyway." You admit. "...I wanted to ask you about one last thing.""Yes?" Talon looks like he needs some rest, probably still not having fully recovered, so you decide to keep it short."...Tia had an idea. She suspected you wanted to abandon the Thousand Streams project, so..."She picks it up from there. "What will happen to the Three Rivers now?" She asks.Rather than an answer, she gets the other two Lunars' attention. They probably both guess what she's about to ask."...We should find a way to unify the island."Talon nods. "An island is a geographical unit. It's only natural for it. But I certainly hope you don't just want to drag nomadic and barbarian tribes to live in Tianna, or to help you build Pearl.""I'm not stupid." You reply with a smile. "And, to be honest, I don't have a project, or a very clear idea, on HOW to do it exactly.""Best thing would probably to just let the bricks fall into place on their own." Talon nods. "Many of the tribes are already in the process of transforming from nomads to settlers. And now they have a lot more land. Fertile land. The incentive towards agriculture will be great, in any case. I don't expect there to be a lot of conflicts between southern folk and northern folk: the new lands mean a period of abundance for both, and the presence of external enemies will channel animosity away." He taps his fingers. "...The real problem will be leadership. How?">I will be their queen as well.>They should have their own leaders. How about you, (Tia/Zaan/Talon)?>Other?
Rolled 5>>32103252>They should have their own leaders. How about you, (Tia/Zaan/Talon)?They know the tribes better.
Rolled 9>>32103252>They should have their own leaders. How about you, (Tia/Zaan/Talon)?Technically only really Tia is in charge of her tribe, but it would definitely be better of it were one of them leading since they know the tribes better
Rolled 5>>32103252>I will be their queen as well.Well us, Tia, and Amata
Rolled 7>>32103252>They should have their own leaders. How about you, Talon?
>>32103252How about they have their own local leaders that can request support by a Council. Local leaders forging their own council and the exalted their own.This way its not necessary to be totally reliant upon Exalted.
Rolled 3>>32103252>They should have their own leaders. How about you, (Tia/Zaan/Talon)?Trade food for wonderful luxury goods that the Tribes have never seen before. Eventually, they might start come to admire the city life, and we'd get a buff barbarians in our workforce.Eventually, they'll become part of the system.
Rolled 5>>32103252>I will be their queen as well.
Rolled 4>>32103299That was probably what Talon tried to do.
Rolled 4>>32103252>They should have their own leaders. How about you, TiaShe's the only one that's really a leader to her tribe, Zaan is more and adviser and Talon purposely kept a distance from personal leadership of his tribeThe fact that we would also be in a position of power is a complete coincidence I promise
>>32103315>>32103299Haslanti League Style!
>>32103252>They should have their own leaders. How about you, (Tia/Zaan/Talon)?Maybe hold some sort of formal council every once in a while
>>32103252>I will be their queen as well.Ultimately if they're to unify, we need a single central authority. Said authority could compose of multiple people, but in the end true unity will require a single structure, eventually anyway.
>>32103252>>They should have their own leaders. How about you, (Tia/Zaan/Talon)?Also bring up Mikahil's trade Pattern plan. That's very important. See if they have any input.
>>32103299I'm backing this one. It's reminiscent of the Thousand Streams agenda, gives everyone what they want, and still leaves room for us to influence the process.
Rolled 5>>32103252>I will be their queen as well.>>32103349Exactly, if they have their own government, we haven't really unified
Rolled 7>>32103252>I will be their queen as well.If my time playing EU2 has taught me anything, it's that centralization is important
Rolled 2>>32103252>I will be marrying Tia and Amata. We will be their rulers, all of them.Zaan and Talon can have roles similar to Mikahil and others.
>>32103378>Exactly, if they have their own government, we haven't really unifiedIt's basically the same setup as the original draft of the United States republic. Not perfect, but it can be a powerful union if guided correctly.
>>32103329>>32103334>>32103299>>32103315Lets be honest here, since we got a age of sail ship the one thing we are thinking now is sea power and probably to bring FREEDOM(tm) and LIBERTY(tm) to the whole archipelagohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-tqYQTnUj4
>>32103334I'm personally against diluting our power to much. Don't get me wrong, Zaan would make a great regional governor, and if we can get him for the job that would be great. But if we're to unify Zaan is too independent to be left in charge. He'd be an outsider among the formal leaders (us, tia, Amata), and I don't want to keep adding kings/queens whenever its convenient.
>>32103252Tiny little federation. Every tribe has their chieftan who does chieftan stuff and then there's a regional governor to interface between the chieftan-mayors and Maka/Amata and top level federal leadership.
Rolled 2Tia would be the best for this. It gives the tribes the illusion of being controlled by their own, but we still ultimately have control. Heh, the three powers on the island are all united by marriage in the one true threesome. Zaan doesn't really seem like the leader to me though. Biggest problem would be the lack of Tia Time. And that would be awful.
Rolled 8>>32103252>I will be their queen as well.
>>32103418But its easier to expand it this scheme, and with a bicameral council one for exalted and one for leaders we can have half the power guaranteed via exalted and the other one some exalted are going to be leaders and influence votes via social fu or economic fu.
Rolled 8Why are so many people voting against Maka being Queen? Weren't we just earlier talking about how we wanted the endgame to be Maka restoring the Creation Ruling Mandate as Queen of the world pretty much?
Rolled 7>>32103252I think it has to be Tia oddly enoughTalon is going to want to leave and try his thousands stream elsewhere and Zaan I think isn't the right type for leadershipTia on the other hand has already become chieftainess of her tribe if she becomes boss of all of Three Rivers we could unify the island throught the simple fact that she's married to the other two Queens of the island, Us and Amata through us
>>32103428>one true threesomeAre we going to get a 'holy trinity' thing going on? I'm not opposed, but that's a social/theological construct that has to be managed very carefully.
>>32103453One or two people wanted that. But in previous threads we've established that Maka thinks regionally, and doesn't want absolute power.
>>32103461Or we could keep it vague and confusing such that no one has any idea how it works. That's worked okay historically
>>32103401>>32103428Seems like an effective solution.
Rolled 4>>32103401>>32103458>Tia on the other hand has already become chieftainess of her tribe if she becomes boss of all of Three Rivers we could unify the island throught the simple fact that she's married to the other two Queens of the island, Us and Amata through usThis is the simple solution right in fron of us.
>>32103453Because that's the kind of thing a shitty, egotistical solar would do.The point of Talon's project isn't to amass wealth and power for himself, it's to create a strong, independent society capable of surviving WITHOUT exalted leadership, not because of it.Anyone who votes that Maka or Tia "have," to be in charge is missing the goddamned fucking point.
>>32103458>Talon is going to want to leave and try his thousands stream elsewhereI don't think Tianna is out of the question for the project though. The parameters have changed, but with a little modification, this Unification plan can incorporate all the best elements of the Thousand Streams. It just requires a little flexibility. Lunars should understand that.
Rolled 10>>32103493I like this. And if she's really against it, then we'll be queen in her stead. Zaan doesn't seem like he would want to lead and Talon probably won't want to stick around too long after stuff's been dealt with.
>>32103252>I will be their queen as well.
>>32103484Except for numerous holy wars, assassinations, and religious schisms over the subject.
Rolled 3I've been thinking about other powers for our manse.When the owner sleeps in the manse, his mind is split up and visits citizens of the city in their sleep if they unconsciously want it. They then share a lucid dream that allows the owner to talk with his citizens so that he can remain in touch with his subjects.
Rolled 3>>32103503No the Thousand Stream project is all about having a Society that doesn't need exalts to function, you can' have that if two-thirds of the people are ruled by exalts, us being here has already rendered the project pointless
Rolled 2>>32103461>Three exalted, a Solar, a Lunar and a Dragonblood>Each the leader of a different settlement>All three are married and in love.Neat.>>32103453Holding back on the whole Godqueen thing until we've reinforced our position a bit.
>>32103495Or we think that the thousand streams idea is stupid because it falls apart whenever an asshole exalt wanders through, unless the Lunars intervene. They still require Exalts to do the heavy lifting in the long run, they just expect the exalts to do it out of the goodness of their hearts.
Rolled 8>>32103503Yeah, I suppose that's one of the big questions. What does Talon want to do long-term? Readjust his plans and try for something else or start fresh somewhere new. Should probably ask him.
>>32103458Talon would be best trying the Thousand streams here with us. We can go council style and just add on other provinces lego style. This way Talon can still work on the Thousand Streams while we can be the public figure an magnetic presence that guides the people.Talon and Mikhail are more social and architects and engineers, we are the pro user however.I want to go council due to the ease of growth we can have with liberated and joined provinces or states. We are going to need a internal investment scheme that brings people up to standards in some ares like Law and Trade and such, and probably a unified judiciary and law enforcement, as well as only one military. The rest should be council stuff.This way we can lego in state after state, either as protectorates or joined of their own political will, and at the same time present a new ideological shift towards other Tyrant based societies.Considering the Tyrant scheme got our family killed we should not be really all that fond of it.
>>32103524>They then share a lucid dream that allows the owner to talk with his citizens so that he can remain in touch with his subjects.That's hedging into Sidereal territory, and could put an immense strain on the user's mind. Amazing solar powers or not, Great Curse or not, Exalted minds are still normal mortal minds. They can break much easier than their bodies.
Rolled 10>>32103453I'm against Maka being the direct queen because I think it would be easier for Tia to be leader and us rule with her, the barbarians would be more willing to accept someone they're used to rather than us
Rolled 5>>32103495I've never been behind the thousand streams thing the Lunars are all about, there are too many things trying to kill creation at all times for it to survive without SOME type of Exalt leading it, mortals are just not powerful enough and would all die if they tried.
Rolled 7>>32103252>I will be their queen as well.A good queen.
>>32103530Not if we go with the federation plan and we stay as outside-the-system advisors whose only power is unofficial.
>>32103572Yeah, fuck no.
Rolled 10>>32103548He mentioned saying Tianna was a bad starting place, I assumed that meant he would want to start somewhere else at some later point in time
>>32103548>>32103539Talon can head the FBI and all Police stuff. Probably with help from whoever he thinks is needed.This way we can have a society that can survive on its own without Exalted and wont fall to shit without one crucial exalt , but at the same time enhance it with Exalted presence.We want to not repeat past mistakes. Mistakes that were made in Gem, and now with our exaltation mistakes of the First Age.
>>32103599>This way we can have a society that can survive on its own without ExaltedSee, this ISN'T POSSIBLE. How do you expect to build a society strong enough to fight off deathlords, fae and the Realm without exalted defenders? And since you need those defenders what sort of justification do you have for denying them power that reflects the work they've contributed to society.
>>32103530It'll need Exalts, because exalts are like guns. As soon as they're introduced to an area, the government and people need them if only to defend against outsiders and criminals who havethem. Butthat doesn't mean the Exalts get to run things.I think a federation style government, with Exalts in place as 'Public Servants', instead of Leaders, is best. But it means Exalts putting aside their egos for the good of the people. Maka is great at that. Others? Will take some time, and a few 'heart to heart' talks with Maka.
>>32103585>>32103572Not really, we would encourage others to be local leaders but we would take probably federation level function such as generals, Police Director/ minister, Supreme Judge of the Supreme Court, etc.We can have a president or a Head Councilman and its not necessary for it to be a Exalted. This way we present a better face to the world dominated by Immaculates, and show we do not want to repeat the first age.And with awesome social fu we can have our cake and eat it too since we don't need the function right away due to the fact that we can start political campaigns or propose actions with massive support, or just run for head councilman as leader of Pearl if need be.
Rolled 6The Sidereals tried building a society that works without Celestial Exalts and they failedThe Lunars tried building a society that works without any Exalts and they failed too.The world need Exalts
>>32103639Yeah, I'm completely against that. That would require blatant discrimination against all types of exalts, which is completely untenable and I don't want to do anyway. You want to tell our dancer assassin that she can't achieve a high position because she's an exalt?
>>32103633Oh my fucking god, get your fedora back on your head and get out of this thread.Holy shit.You build a strong society that fights back eldritch horrors by arming the fuck out of them with big ass cannons and sick nasty war striders and shit and whatever.People only need a push before it's self propagating.Anyone who says that exalted "have," to or "need," to are the ones who just want to be fucking tyrants or despots in an authortarian dictatorship regime held together by nothing more than the fact that they roll more dice than the opposition.Grow up.
Rolled 1>>32103550what if it was the manse's AI that did that instead?it can then give us reports on what the people feel and want
>>32103668then, uh, how did the world survive before the exalted?because, you know....it did. For a long fucking time.
Rolled 10>>32103668And when the Solars tried, they made themselves essential and then went collectively insane.
Rolled 8>>32103639Why not something have an arrangement like the Alchemical Exalted? They're heroes and peacekeepers, but they don't have that much influence in actual politics.Or did I completely misinterpret the Alchemicals?
>>32103676You do realize that war striders are supposed to be used by exalts right?>>32103692Active intervention by the UCS and other gods, millions of dragon kings, and a lack of demons and undead because they didn't exist yet. Oh, and presumably the primordials wrecked any fae as needed occasion
Rolled 4>>32103692because the Primordals and Incarnae guarded it.The UCS and Luna were made to guard creation, the rebelled because doing the same job for forever with no breaks was harsh and gave the job to the Exalts.There were also lots of Essence using races back then, like Dragon Kings, Lintha etc.
>>32103674Not the same annon but supporter of federation idea. I do not say that. Its just that Exalts should be encouraged to take up Federation Position, as in Justice, Police, Military, Adminstration or Trade.Its not the same as being king or president but you have a lot of power behind you.
Rolled 9>>32103692It existed, not survived. The primordials created and destroyed entire races, species and nation on whims. Look hard enough and you'll find some monument to the hellhole that the world was pre primoridal war. See the dragon kings as an example, the primordial just didn't manage to finish the job.
This is gonna be one of those decisions that are about 50/50 and then I break out the strawpoll and it gets fifty billion votes despite the attendance in my threads being at best around 20 people, right?
>>32103687That I can definitely get behind. I'm also the one who suggested dream-time tutoring in how Essence works and how to achieve Enlightenment. We just have to be careful, is all.>>32103674No, she can acheive any position she wants except 'absolute queen'. A little magitech that can dampen Essence Use in council chambers garauntees that even Solar level Social Fu gets detected, so everyone knows when they're being magically manipulated, and even un-enlightened mortals have a levelled playing field. Everyone competes evenly only the genuinely best person for the job should rise to the top.
>>32103252>>I will be their queen as well.Since when did people suddenly want to give up all formal power? Good luck convincing our friends of that.
Rolled 7>>32103676yes, tons of magitech is all you need to thrive in Creation.I mean look at the Mountainfolk they build shittons of magitech artifacts and are doing fine, right?Except for the whole being locked in constant warfare with tons of nasty monsters that constantly threaten to exterminate them.And that's with them having charms
>>32103743Nope. Pretty clear support for being a queen or having Tia be basically our puppet. Then like 5 people started arguing back and forth.
Rolled 4>>32103676Step one: Shaping or Large scale social combat brainwashing.Now your badass mortal army is frothing at the mouth to kill you.
>>32103715No, you got it, and it's a good plan.
>>32103759How is the literally-exalted's-version-of-the-underdark-but-somehow-worse relevant at all?It's, like...what? The jadeborn are so removed from this situation.Stop being a fucking moron.
>>32103743King Tia, Queens Maka and Amata.
>>32103743I don't know about any of that, but you give yourself too little credit.For every active poster there are probably half a dozen lurkers
>>32103743Quote only vote, then?
Rolled 1>>32103743I voted for become Queen ourselves but Tia becoming a their ruler would basically amount to the same thing
>>32103766>>32103743Yeah, looking at the actual votes its pretty clear. Ignore the arguing back and forth after everyone voted isn't really relevent.
>>32103743Just do a five minute vote.Although i am pretty sure the consensus is to rule over the whole island wiht Maka, Tia and Amata.
Rolled 7>>32103783your argument was "mortals with magitech can survive fine in Creation"my argument was "better than mortals with magitech are having great trouble surviving in Creation"If you can't see how these things are related then I can't help you
Rolled 10>>32103744>Everyone competes evenly only the genuinely best person for the job should rise to the top.Exalts are, factually and objectively, the best person for the job, ANY job.
Rolled 5>>32103800Tia would be a more seemless transition though, it's why I voted for her, the barbarians are more used to her and like you said in the end we're still pretty much in charge, so let's go with the one that would make the process easier
Rolled 5>>32103821thisUCS himself told us to earn the mandate, even he thinks we could be fit to rule
>>32103744>and even un-enlightened mortals have a levelled playing field.Not really, even the best of the best of the best mortals can have 6 dice. We'll have 10 by the time we could do that. Exalted aren't equal to mortals. Deal with it.
>>32103744Unless an exalt UMD's them outside of the room. Giving mortals a genuenly even playing field would either result in them getting crushed by the objectively superior exalts, or handicapping the exalts and treating them as potential criminals so blatantly as to cause massive resentment.
>>32103837Is that the same argument you use as to why fascism is better, because you know better than they do and it's for their own good?
Rolled 1>>32103919last time I checked fascist dictators weren't actually superhumans
>>32103919Right, but in Facism, the leaders are humans just like you and me. Exalted are more than mortals. That's the whole point of this setting.
>>32103919You know how people keep joking about Macha being an idiot?She's smarter than 95% of the mortals in this setting. That makes her a retard by exalted standards
Rolled 2>>32103919Except in this case you actually do know better than them.And where are you getting that just because some people want Maka to have more political power than you want her to, they're automatically going to have her abuse it.
Rolled 1We're on page 7.Do you think we'll get the rare second thread today
>>32103975>have her abuse itWell, we will. But mostly for frivolous things that won't really have any serious consequences. We'll probably cause massive scented oil shortages.
Rolled 6>>32104009>Queen Maka, sexually abusing the system one haremite at a time
>>32103919Except Maka is demonstrably better than even the greatest of humans in most everything and can survive an airship flying into her face.If, say, Hitler could level buildings with his fists and throw tanks around like lawn darts, I am fairly certain his credence would have been somewhat more legitimate.
Rolled 4A meritocracy is a fair society. Exalted tend to have merit. A society where exalted rule due to merit is a fair society.As long as there are no institutional barriers preventing mortals from rising in society like in the realm, then having an exalted ruled society is fine. In theory.In practices, power corrupts. Therefore, while i voted for Queen opinion. I advocate a constitutional monarchy.
>>32103975Because Anonymous will abuse anything given the opportunity, and if you think you or this quest is exempt, then you're the dum dum here.>>32104029Are you suggesting that if hitler was a super saiyan then the holocaust was ok?
>>32104038>Are you suggesting that if hitler was a super saiyan then the holocaust was ok?Yes that is exactly what we are saying. You got us.Speaking of holocausts, who wants to go genocide the Lintha?
>>32104038>Are you suggesting that if hitler was a super saiyan then the holocaust was ok?Let me ask you this. How many tears did you shed over planet Arlia?
Rolled 4>>32104038he is saying his dictatorship would have been justified not his crimes
>>32104038Please fuck off and take your extremely retarded meta arguements and reasoning with you.
Rolled 6moralfags trying to ruin the questgo fuck yourselves
Rolled 2>>32104038No, he's suggesting if Hitler was superman then him becoming chancellor of Germany would have involved less voter intimidation. He would still be capable of making bad decisions.Also, Godwin's law. Bugger off.
>>32103975Demon queen Maka. She's an Anathema who uses her leadership position maliciously. She's caused a massive scented oil and lubricant shortage, she's made the seas too boring, the Wyld too tamed, and the gods too friendly.She's an evil menace that obviously abuses her position of power and must be stopped. Glad to find someone else who agrees with me
>>32104073The person I quoted referenced Hitler first, making my extension of it legitimate.
Rolled 2So I think or at least hope that us ruling is winning, but I want people to consider having Tia lead, like some people have mentioned in the end it leads to the same thing, us leading because were married to her, but I think it would make the process much smoother than just us butting in and saying were in charge, the barbarians barely know about us, this is the first time we've been to there home, but Tia as a leader would go over with them much better than us while still leaving us while still leaving us as Queen because of our marriage
Seems the split is mostly between leaving the tribes to be ruled by Tia as some kind of BARBARIAN QUEEN, versus Maka controlling them directly.Let's start back from the beginning and have a vote just on this subject. >Tia>MakaObviously, only one vote per player. Please. It's been a long day.Also, Godwin's law. Now shut up.You have 15 minutes.
Rolled 2>>32104084The Horror! Someone should tell her what a naughty girl we think shes been. A naughty naughty girl.
>>32104120>dat obvious attempt to double vote
>>32104104>Seems the split is mostly between leaving the tribes to be ruled by Tia as some kind of BARBARIAN QUEEN, versus Maka controlling them directly.From what I understand, Tia becomes Barbarian queen. Then she marries us, at which point we control them directly anyway.Amata is the Queen of TiannaMaka is Queen of PearlTia is Queen of three rivers.
Rolled 7>>32104143It's 15 minutes, you theoretically could vote three times just by resorting to samefagging
Rolled 8>>32103919Wow, your tower sure is high!
Rolled 5>>32104112She should be punished for her misdeeds.I propose spanking
>>32104104>TiaI don't think this will be so bad but your insistance on not using 5-minute number-only vote in some occasions is stupid.
Rolled 9>>32104104>Tia>>32104188You make a lot of sense dear sir.
So when do we fuck our cute little priestess? When we move into the new crib?
Rolled 2>>32104289I was thinking when we go do the prayer at our manse, right after it's been turned into a solar aspect one
>>32104289We aren't going to fuck her anon, that sounds so crass. We're going to properly initiate her in the cult of the UCS.With oil.
>>32104289Soon, hopefully.Fucking is the only thing anon can agree on.
Rolled 7>>32104337It's going to be a proper theological ritual
>>32104143Judging from that projection, you make me suspect that you're cheating. Which tempts me to start. Quit being a faggot. Throwing accusations around is a pretty ineffective strategy for keeping honest folk honest.
>>32104348there was some controversy over the orgy
"...I was thinking that Tia would make for a fine queen of the barbarians." You say with a wink."Eh?" She replies. "Me?""Well, Talon doesn't look like the kind of person who does direct leadership."He nods. "...I'm more of a behind the curtains kind of guy. I don't handle pressure well.""And Zaan is-""Not interested in this sort of thing."You smile."...huh." Is all that Tia manages to reply with.[Session end]2 XP (base)1 XP (visited Talon)
Rolled 1>>32104394>"...huh." Is all that Tia manages to reply with.Tia is cute
>>32104289When she starts calling us Mistress Maka like we told her to
Rolled 9>>32104432>32097367We told her only to do that when we're alone, we haven't been alone since then
>>32104337>>32104326As long as we insist it's an initiation ritual, I'm down for it.
>>32104466I DON'T THINK THE PRAYER ROD IS SUPPOSED TO GO THERE MAKATRUST ME I'M A PRIESTESS THIS IS ALL PRETTY STANDARD STUFF
>>32104461so the answer is once we're alone
>>32104489"Calm down, the other end is free, get over here!"
Rolled 4>>32104466>As long as we insist it's an initiation ritualand she must be initiated whenever we fancy
Next thread I dunno when. The day after tomorrow maybe.
>>32104394Save up for Zenith 5.
Rolled 9>>32104490Of course, a pure preistess like Pyre Spark needs to work up to public fucking
>>32104466won't that lead to her doing it on others to initiate them?
Rolled 6>>32104512cool, thanks for the thread EF, some advance notice on twitter like a couple hours before a thread starts would be helpful
>>32104512Thanks for the thead as always EFSorry if we annoyed you at all, it just means were really invested in your quest
>>32104512Yay! Thanks for running.
>>32104515>Of course, a pure preistess like Pyre Spark needs to work up to public fuckingNo anon, Pyre is for loving devotionOn the roof in middle of the day in plain sight of UCS
>>32104525I'm usually sleeping, a couple hours before it starts.It's weird, sorry.>>32104537It's okay, thank you for following and contributing as usual.
Rolled 3>>32104512No background dots left? No dots in artifact? No God Kicking Boots.That makes me sad.
Rolled 1>>32104579We have 1 dot in artifact, we're getting our Orichalcum High heeled God Kicking Boots anon, we just have to have a little patience and wait for them to fall into our lap
>>32104579>5 point manse.People will kill each other to come and live in that city when it is finished.
>>32104616It's going to be grossly incandescent.I cannot wait.
>>32104623We're getting another five Background dots for Social 5, right?I favor maxing out Resources and putting one dot each in Allies, Artifact, and Influence.
>>32104579>No God Kicking BootsNot yet at least, we figure we'll get them somehow when we go see Valerianna, or at least she's the one that's gonna give them to us>>32104623>Anor Londo
Rolled 7>>32104616>>32104623It's going to be an absolute marvel - one of the most impressive cities in Creation.When it's done.
>>32104659By the time we raise Soc to 5 I bet we'll be making enough money to justify 5 dots
Rolled 2>>32104675Hm, i wonder how the Syndics of Whitewall will feel about being upstaged.
>>32104659>5 Social.I dunno man, I don't think people can handle us at social 5. At social 4, we accidentally seduced a warrior monk born who had been taught to not believe our lies. We managed to make Tia faint at social 4.Social 5 must be people looking at us then never being able enjoy things again, because we're so beautiful they find it hard to find joy or beauty in anything else.I want Social 5
>>32104696Probably not that bad. We're a Solar ourselves, after all.At most we'll start a friendly rivalry.
>>32104579>God Kicking Boots.Speaking of those, I've been looking up stuff, seeing what would be nice on Maka and I've gotten a bit attached to Fran's leg armor, what do you think /tg/?
Rolled 5>>32104688But we can get social 6 can we not? I wonder how will people react?
Rolled 2>>32104725Not until we get Essence 6
>>32104725>social 6You know, I'm not sure, EF mentioned Elder Exalts in a vague teasing way, so maybe?If we follow Core rulings though we won't for a long as time, like as in not likely
Rolled 5>>32104724I think it looks like shit. Just give her thigh-high boots, but made out of orichalcum plates. Fran's leg armor is barely-there in all the worst ways.
Rolled 4>>32104724Too animal-ly, not Popetits enough.Huh, guess that last one just became a unit of measurement.
Rolled 8>>32104725>But we can get social 6 can we not?I don't think so. Social 2 is the max for non-magical mortals, and Social 3 is the max for magical ones, so I'm thinking Social 5 is probably our hard upper limit.
What did our Artifact, Manse, and Cult backgrounds start as?
>>32104771>I don't think so. Social 2 is the max for non-magical mortals, and Social 3 is the max for magical onesActually, 3 and 4.
>>32104659We will not be getting social 5 for a long time to come.
Rolled 10>>32104828>Actually, 3 and 4.Wait, what? In the past, you've always said that 2 is the highest mortals can get by mundane means, and that they require magic to get 3. That's why you dialed Tiger Warrior Training Technique down from a limit of 4 to a limit of 3.Have you changed it back?
>>32104850What was our purchase priority again?I recall:>Shining Ruler's Beneficence>Heaven Thunder Hammer>JETI'm in favor Mental 3 for extra essence and less ditziness.
Rolled 6>>32104884>Shining Ruler's Beneficence>Heaven Thunder Hammer>JETThat looks like a decent priority. HTH and SRB will switch places if it looks like we're on the eve of fighting the Lintha by the time we hit 10 experience, though. No reason to have SRB if we're about to start another battle arc.
>>32104909Yup, HTH and SRB switch depending on how much time we have befor the Lintha
>>32104884Oh, and>Terrifying Glorious PresenceBecause it prevents us from botching any Social rolls. But we can probably save TGP for later when we're done with the Lintha.
Rolled 10>>32104884I say swap JET for HSDD.
>>32104909I'm in favor of the Solar version of Tia's Unyielding Might charm. Would that be unlocked with Night 3?
Rolled 8>>32104930Yeah, my personal priority is:>SRB>HTH>TGPWith SRB and HTH situationally switching.>>32104953There probably isn't one. I don't expect we can match her when it comes to impossible feats of strength. That's just way too Lunar.
>>32104763>PopetitsI'm super good at GIMP
>>32104856Honestly, I remember saying that the human cap is 3, 4 for awakened mortals, 5 for exalts. I don't recall ever saying anything about 2 being the cap.Am I remembering incorrectly? Can you quote me?>>32104953Yes.
>>32104964We should probably prioritize combat capability.>HTH>SRB>TGP or HSDDWhat's JET? Is it the one that increases our Essence regen?
>>3210497810/10Would join in Praising the Sun again
Rolled 5>>32104986>Am I remembering incorrectly? Can you quote me?I'm not going to go digging through the archives, but you've said before that 3 is low end superhuman and can't be reached without magical assistance or power of some kind. Which is why you made it the level that TWTT can reach.
>>32104997Judge's Ear Technique, scene long lie detector
>>32104984he changed it, it's the super-sex charm now>>32104986>Am I remembering incorrectlyI think you're remembering correctly, that guy is wrong
Rolled 6>>32104997>What's JET? Is it the one that increases our Essence regen?It's the shitty one that lets us detect intentional lies that we'll never actually use despite sounding neato.
>>32104986I remember what you said just now being the rule since forever, I don't know what that other anon is thinking of
Rolled 8>>32105017>he changed it, it's the super-sex charm nowIs it? Cheers, quote me the new description?
>>32104986I remember 3 being the maximum
>>32105049>Husband-Seducing Demon Dance (Permanent. When being intimate or seductive, your social attacks can build or remove an extra +3 points of intimacy)
>>32105013>>32105029Oh, okay. We can probably set JET equal to TGP in terms of purchase priority. HTH and the Essence regen charm will be useful in the upcoming Lintha battle. SRB is useful for general administrative stuff.>>32104986In fact, I think we can get Night 3 right now.
>>32105029It's retroactive, so it's effectively "spend one essence at any time to see if you were lied to at any particular moment in the past or present."
Rolled 5>>32104986You used something to this effect as the scale:1 - shitty to average, something a green soldier would have in Dawn.2 - exceptional, something a veteran soldier would have in Dawn.3 - borderline superhuman, ninja-tier, something someone with magical help would have in Dawn.And then additional levels being ridiculous exalted tiers. I can't quote you the exact thread, but that's what it was.
>>32105076>In fact, I think we can get Night 3 right now.Holy shit we can. I kind of want to
>>32104986I'm probably being overly paranoid, but unlocking the Night 3 charms won't permanently lock Lightning Speed, will it?
>>32105104We can but let's save it, we have things we need first
>>32105118it wont it'll just unlock the next tier of charms.
>>32105121I want to up our Night to get the Graceful Crane Stance Extensions. Especially the one that would let us walk one water
>>32105121We need to spec up for combat right now.I personally rate Night 3 just below HTH on the priority list. If we can't get HTH before the Lintha battle, then Night 3 it is.>>32105150That would be extremely useful.
>>32105164Combat priority:>HTH>Night 3>Walk-on-water charm>Physical 4Social/administrative priority:>SRB>TGP>Mental 3>JET>Social 5What's that Essence regeneration charm called?
>>32105222why no HSDD?
>>32105085Well, you'll have to use it after you hear the sentence or within the same scene. It's for ease of use in a Quest. You're not meant to use it now to determine if something you heard 10 years ago was a lie or not. It doesn't work like that.>>32105118It won't.
>>32105222The water walking charm, if I remember right, is Night 4, Night 3 lets you walk on Walls and Ceilings
Rolled 5>>32104986Session 13:>Untrained civilian: 1>Green recruit: 2>Professional soldier: 3>Hardened veteran: 4>Motherfucking ninja: 5>Miyamoto Musashi: 7>Lu Bu: 8>The guy pursuing Lu Bu: 9>The guy pursuing the guy pursuing Lu Bu: 10Session 15:>Exaltedfag in the last thread gave us a metric for what a given soldier's Physical + Dawn means.>A random peasant usually has Physical 1, Dawn 0, for one die.>A freshly-trained recruit is usually Physical 1, Dawn 1, for two dice.>A professional soldier is usually either Physical 2/Dawn 1 or Physical 1/Dawn 2 depending on their style and focus, for three dice.>And a seasoned veteran is Physical 2/Dawn 2, for four dice in their attack/defense pools.>He went on to describe someone with a combat pool of 5 as a goddamn ninja.>So, yeah, a solid, seasoned veteran of a captain probably has 2 in his relevant skills and is considered fantastic for it.So, you know, correct our assumptions if we've been understanding you wrong. Because I have also been assuming that 3 in something is one step beyond what a normal human can attain without some kind of magic.
>>32105231Whoops.>>32105246Aww.Combat priority:>HTH>Night 3>Physical 4Social/administrative priority:>SRB>TGP>HSDD>Mental 3>JETShould we get Lightning Speed?
>>32105222>No HSDDIt's like you don't want to expand an empire solely through sex.
Rolled 9>>32105306>Should we get Lightning Speed?Yeah. Mobility charms, especially Permanent ones, are never a bad choice for literally anyone.
>>32105299So right now, Musashi Miyamoto could kick our ass if we didn't use Solar Hero Style.
>>32105335Of course, he would totally be a Dawn caste Solar
Rolled 1>>32105335Well, yeah, he's a pretty solid example of an exalt - assuming we're talking about the mythologized version of him. Which, you know, we should be. Since there's no way he's be that far above a seasoned veteran in real life.
>>32105362I agree with getting Night 3. We can get it now, and it's an extra dice for physical feats when we're going to fight Lintha on the high seas.
>>32105222Essence Gathering Temper, but that charm needs a few more levels in health to be useful. It recovers 0.5 points of essence per health lost on average.Also, I pretty much disagree with your whole list because we do not need to upgrade our combat at the moment and we especially do not need walk on water charms. Neither do we need JET or Mental 3 or all that stuff.We should seriously consider aiming for Social 5 because it increases our social damage by 25%, gives us 5 free background dots which are hugely valuable and unlocks our caps completely.We should get HTH before the battle if we can, but otherwise we should bank experience for Social 5 -> HSDD -> Zenith 5 -> Essence Awakening charm.That would make us a social monster and if we fuck up somewhere else, we could just cover it with our massive social skills.TGP while good is not that high priority when we start throwing 10 dice default and 13 with our booster, we are basically never going to botch a roll.And with Mikahil around Shinning Ruler Benevolence is not such a priority, so we can get it after we get the four things I've listed above.
>>32105396Night 3 is on the list, I overlooked it the first time
Rolled 2>>32105411>And with Mikahil around Shinning Ruler Benevolence is not such a priority, so we can get it after we get the four things I've listed above.SRB is for keeping up with him instead of being fucking clueless, and for doing things when he's not around to hold our hand, which he won't always be. It's so we can take it and never, ever, ever have to worry about Eclipse shit ever again.
>>32105411Social 5 might be useful for negotiations. Hell, we might even purify a dirty filthy abyssal if we talk to him/her while in our 5 dot city of the sun.Speaking of which, I wonder what our city will be like to the Abyssals? Will it hurt them to be around?
>>32105411>do not need walk on water charmsWe live on an island, Naval battles are a constant possibility, and us fighting on a boat risks Storm Mother bitchyness
>>32104579>>32104724I kind of wanted them fluffed as Orichalcum bracelets/anklets, for that Southern flavor.Or have we given up on the dance-fighting?
>>32105411So we get EGT after Physical 4 or 5. Sounds legit.But Social 5 costs 20 xp. It's way too expensive. That's at least four more sessions and two other charms, and we're already a knockout at Social 4.>HTH>Night 3>Lightning Speed>TGP>SRBWe can buy two of anything on this list for the cost of Social 5.
>>32105435It is not a priority by any means. If the decision is important it will involve Mikahil and if it is not then, we probably did not need SRB in the first place.
>>32105510>SRB is for keeping up with him instead of being fucking clueless, and for doing things when he's not around to hold our hand, which he won't always be.Did you not get that? He can't babysit us with Eclipse stuff forever. Dealing with some of that stuff ourselves frees up some of his time for other projects, as well.
Rolled 8>>32105510The point is keeping up with Mikahil, instead of just going, 'Uh, okay,' whenever he opens his mouth, and being able to have more than 4 dice whenever we have to administrate our church, our sailors, and our businesses. Because Mikahil will not be around all the time - he has irons in lots of fires, many of them far from here.The point is not needing him to constantly hold our hands. We're not trying to be an expert, or be absolutely amazing, or make him no longer useful. We're trying to get some basic, simple competency - enough to keep up with Mikahil and survive without him - and then be done with Eclipse forever.THAT is why it's a priority.
>>32105510SRB is super necessary in making sure Maka isn't just some figurehead with others doing the actual work, it's so she can be an actual Queen, with all that it entails
>>32105493It is not expensive at all based on value. 5 background dots that we could spend on 5-dot artifact or something else are easily worth more than a single charm. Not to mention it will increase our limits and dice and social damage.Convince me that those things on the list are a better value than what we get from buying Social 5. I do not think you will be able to. Social is ridiculously overpowered at the moment.
Rolled 8>>32105493Expensive but worth it. The free background dots mitigate the cost by a lot.
>>32105510>If the decision is important it will involve MikahilCircles can separate from each other for years and then come back together like nothing happened. What if he's not around and we need an immediate decision
>>32105578We're going into battle against the fucking Lintha. Do you realize how dangerous those guys are?I agree with you that Social 5 is OP, but I get the feeling that diplomancing the Lintha won't work.
>>32105587>>32105558Good points. That means we should get it after we separate and not at the moment.
I think we should focus on upping our combat. A charm or two for combat to make sure we don't have to sit the final fight out again.After that, get Social 5 because fucking background dots, dice, social damage and limits.Then we get some Eclipse so we can run the city we just built.
>>32105626Oh my gods.Okay, one last time. Getting SRB is good because we want to be able to reduce some of Mikahil's workload. Time he spends running our city is time he isn't spending advancing his other projects.
>>32105578It's pretty expensive if we take into account the time it'll take to get there, at 6 XP assuming we get 3 XP a session, it'll take us five threads to be able to afford it and if we do get it it'll take us another 4 threads to buy HTH, which we want before we fight the lintha, We are totally fighting the lintha within nine threads, we can wait to buy Soc 5
>>32105670I support HTH and/or Lightning Speed to boost our combat capabilities.I agree with getting Social 5. We'll have to be patient about it, though.SRB gives us three extra dice for Eclipse, so I'd support that over Eclipse 3.
I'm just wondering how EF is going to fit these new charms on our character sheet.
>>32105670I think we should get Zenith before social. It will unlock perfect defences, that endowment charm and other high level exalted abilites.
>>32105785EF said that there won't be any perfect defenses.
>>32105785I don't think there are perfect defenses in EF's system
>>32105785Zenith is great, but the background dots make Social a more attractive option for me.This is still a ton of EXP to grind before we get that though.
>>32105794>>32105798He mentioned them super early, but I mean really early so he could have changed his mind since then
>>32105799I doubt we'll have time to grind that much EXP before the Lintha fight and still have enough left over for a combat charm.
>>32105821Which is why I suggested to get combat charms first, then save for Soc.
>>32105838Fair 'nough.Depending on what goes down, we might have enough XP for a new charm next thread. We'll have definitely have enough within two.So HTH or Lightning Speed?
>>32105885HTH is gonna be more useful in our fight with the lintha
Rolled 5>>32105885HTH if we're close to the Lintha assault. It's just too damn good for punching people off of ships. SRB if we don't feel like the Lintha assault is on the horizon yet - after all, we still have, what, an entire in-game month before our troops are trained?
>>32105761I'm wondering that too.Halfway thinking about a 2-page sheet.>>32105798There are, but keep in mind that it's using an Essence for deflecting only one attack.They're meant to block completely absurd stuff like someone chucking a mountain at you, or at a city and you have to parry it, or blocking a Death Star Laser, or stuff like that. They're not really meant for normal combat, and more to negate large-scale attacks on a strategic scale.
>>32105912Just stretch the current sheet downwards or to the right.
>>32105909I doubt EF is going to let the buildup drag on for much longer. The Lintha might also mount a surprise attack.
Rolled 3>>32105885>>32105901>>32105909Put it this, if we need SRB and don't have it, then it is a minor pain in the ass.If we need HTH and don't have it, then we're over a barrel and not in a fun way. HTH goes first.
Rolled 6>>32105972>If we need HTH and don't have it, then we're over a barrel and not in a fun way.No, we're not. HTH is a minor bonus that makes punching people off the deck nice and fun. It's not some total game-changer that will ruin our ability to engage in combat without it.SRB, on the other hand, is terribly useful. If the Lintha assault looks like it's still a ways out by the time we get our next charm, we should get SRB. On the other hand, if it looks like it's close, HTH should absolutely go first.It's all about what look like we'll be using sooner.
Rolled 6>>32106003You get bonus damage for slamming them into a solid object. Dropping a target with one hit or two instead of three or four hits makes a big difference when you have hundreds of targets.
>>32106003we've been training the men for a couple weeks now and it won't be much longer before they're fully trained and the ships engineered to mount essence cannons and better sails.Unless we needlessly put it off we can reasonably expect to begin combat operations against the lintha in a few more weeks.plus HTH might let us get away with smashing through the decks of ships, destroying the ship's mast in a single blow etc. It opens up a large amount of actions we could do on a ship
Rolled 5>>32106067>You get bonus damage for slamming them into a solid object.[Citation Needed]The real bonus is that we'll be one-shotting people by knocking them off the deck of their ship into the drink. Which is super fucking useful, don't get me wrong. But if the Lintha still seem a ways out by the time we get our next charm, there's no need to get it early.>>32106095More than an entire month, actually, according to the timeskip thread, especially with today's detours.
>>32106067Can we use it to throw them into the air for extra falling damage?
>>32106107>>32106095What else is on our to-do list though?>Cap ManseThat'll be done real soon>Build CityCan be done without direct player intervention>Fuck PriestessBetter done after building city>Train ScrubsTimeskip modoReally, there isn't much left to do.
Rolled 8>>32106160Find Abyssals.
>>32106175No need. They will find you soon.
Rolled 10>>32106160Right. I'm not saying we shouldn't take HTH. I'm saying, on the off-chance the Lintha look like they're still beyond the horizon, we take something else. But we'll probably be taking HTH.Sorry, I guess I wasn't clear on that. I definitely want us to take HTH, and I'm expecting it to be the next purchase. I just want people prepared for the possibility that we should take a non-combat charm before it.
>>32106175Redeem AbyssalsRedeem Deathlord
>>32106160deal with monks
>>32106107with two weeks of training under our belt, (assuming the two weeks tia hasn't seen us is two weeks where we've trained our crews every day for the four required hours) and assuming the pirates have 1 dot in dawn and 1 in physical base since they know how to fight but not with the discipline and skill of trained professionals, That leaves us where we can only raise their dawn and physical to 3 each, or 2 weeks counting the 2 we've already done. We can spend more time raising their zenith I guess but that won't really help them with the battles against the lintha.I might be totally wrong with my assumptions but if i'm right that gives us 2 weeks to raise them to the caps that we can currently get them to.So less than a month.
>>32106198Can we fuck an Abyssal into redemption if we do it at high-noon on top of our manse?>>32106210They're probably going to be chill. Swallow even said he thinks we're doing good.
Rolled 3>>32106218The plan we told Rajan included training them up in Zenith so that they would be tough as balls.
Rolled 2>>32106242>Can we fuck an Abyssal into redemption if we do it at high-noon on top of our manse?No. Abyssal redemption is a barely-hypothetical prospect that's epic-even-for-exalts and is supposed to end in the Abyssals's totally selfless sacrifice to let their next bearer of their exaltation be redeemed. It's not something we can do for them, no matter how well we fuck.
>>32106260it doesn't have to end with their death
>>32106260Obviously we just need to fuck harder.
>>32106243Ah well with zenith factored in then yes, i'm wrong and it'll be more than a month. But probably only just over. Since mortal base with next to no experience is 1 we can assume the pirates have 1 in zenith already because they think they're hardass pirate motherfuckers who take what they want. That gives us another 3 weeks of zenith training if we want to bring them to the maximum cap we can bring mortals to. We'll have a navy with attitude.Still though the timeskip is going to go pretty quick and unless EF throws a lot of hooks our way I don't imagine we're going to cram 6 threads in before training and equipping is complete and we begin attacking the lintha.So we should be mindful of that and get HTH at our earliest convenience.
Rolled 1>>32106277>it doesn't have to end with their deathIt also doesn't have to actually be possible. It could be impossible to fix, and Abyssals are permanently tainted. It being possible and ending in their selfless self-sacrifice is just the suggested way of handling it in MoEP: Abyssals.
>>32106304Why would it be completely impossible?We know that Exaltions can always be changed if you try hard enough
>>32106304We did ask the UCS a long time ago if it was possible.
Rolled 3>>32106326>Why would it be completely impossible?Because it's one of the presented options. Canonically, there's no 'yes' or 'no' on whether Redemption is possible. The damage done by the Neverborn - undead Primordials - might be permanent. Just because something can be changed, doesn't mean it can get turned back.You can change charcoal into lots of things, for example, but you can't make it back into wood.>>32106344Did we? Which thread was that in, again?
>>32106383Thread 4, it's how were one of the handful of people that know what Abyssals really are.
>>32106383thread 4>"Can... can these Abyssals be brought back to the light? And what of the Deathlords themselves?">"NO EVIL BORN OF A HUMAN HEART IS BEYOND REDEMPTION. NO DARKNESS BORN OF A HUMAN SOUL IS TOO BLEAK FOR LIGHT.">"THIS IS THE REASON WHY THE GIFT OF EXALTATION WAS GIVEN TO THE HUMAN RACE, AFTER ALL."
>>32106440We can redeem AbyssalsWe can redeem Deathlords
Rolled 1>>32106438>>32106440Alright, so we know EF's making redemption possible.We don't know which of the other optional rules he's following, though. The default is that Redemption is literally a suicide mission - a selfless, beautiful one. There's a fuckton of other possibilities, of course, including it being something that an Abyssal can survive.
>>32106515If the answer was that it would kill them then that would be a remarkably disingenuous statement for the UCS to make.