It's been a busy few weeks, but damn it if you aren't happy about it.For the first time since you Exalted, now you feel like you can actually DO things without people screaming at you or trying to stab you.As the sun rises on yet another day of work, you climb on the small hill that you've adopted as an observation point and gaze upon your grandest project: The City of Pearl! Shining jewel of the western seas!...It's mostly in your mind, but that doesn't make it any less of a beauty. Your imagination maps buildings, roads and streets, parks and trees, magical lights and courses of water onto the mostly bare landscape.Right now, in the real world, all there is is just a lot of tents and hastily-built shelters, not designed to last long in any case: the housing for you and the workers -real workers! Who are following your instructions! You still can't get over this.The demesne, previously a little lake of enchanted water in the middle of the plain, has been drained and filled, creating a perfectly flat stretch of land, which still maintains its dim, magical glow.Before building the town, you'll need to build the manse, and before building the manse you'll need to make the demesne solar-aspected rather than water-aspected.Having Maka here would make it easier, her being an actual priestess of the Unconquered Sun and all, but she's apparently very busy in Tianna, or so Mikahil said. But there's plenty of work to be done here without her anyway. Partially-worked stone is being dragged here from the quarries in the east of the island, to be cut in its final shape. The first load arrived yesterday, long-awaited, and another one is due today.In any case, laying down the first parts of the manse following a solar-y design will help fix the demesne in its new aspect.The blocks feel like they're staring back at you, asking you what destiny you have in store for them. Or maybe that's just sleep deprivation, it's not like you've had any rest lately.(cont.)
The previous days have been spent mostly probing the terrain, checking its solidity and if there were any dangers to construction, and tossing around ideas between you, Mikahil, and the workers (who were useful in pointing out that some of your ideas did not happen to be exactly feasible in the realm of reality). About a third of the land you're planning on using must still be checked, but, geologically speaking, you have no reason to suspect any part of this side of the island to be anything less than solid.Of course, it DID pop into existence from nothingness less than a month ago, ripped out of the Wyld, so better safe than sorry.You've never heard of underground Wyld pockets, and neither have your men, but knowledge of the fact that this was all Wyldlands, and that there's an island of Wyld nearby, upsets them. You've already heard a few of them blaming missing or misplaced tools on goblins and similar nonsense, so better to show them all that there's no Wyld left here, on the ground, underground, or anywhere else....Can airborne Wyld pockets be a thing? That's an interesting idea....Probably better not to talk about it. Mikahil got pissed when you mentioned the underground ones to the workers.You turn to the blocks again. You have several designs for the manse in head, and both Maka and Mikahil said that they trust you with the final design. Or at least that's how you chose to remember it.Opening your notebook, you flip through the pages. Now that you have the stone and almost finished all preparatory work, it's time to start the construction itself.First of all, you'll have to pick which on out of the various designs to use. Each has its pros and cons, of course...>PYRAMID (+Religion, -Government)>CATHEDRAL (+Religion, -Military)>CASTLE (+Military, -Culture)>TOWER (+Military, -Religion)>PALACE (+Culture, -Military)>WALLED GARDEN (+Culture, -Government)>DOME (+Government, -Religion)>PARLIAMENT (+Government, -Culture)
Sorry for posting so rarely this last month, but it's been terribly busy. Hopefully this month will be better.As for the choice itself, assume Valeriana has an idea of what Maka said she wants/needs.As usual, the archive is on http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=zenith
>>32500408>PALACE (+Culture, -Military)>>32500408S'cool
>>32500378>CATHEDRAL (+Religion, -Military)I'm assuming if a design doesn't have a modifier it stays neutral, so this would have a normal Culture and Goverment, right?
>>32500530Yep. Also feel free to ask if something isn't clear.
>>32500378Pyramid seems thematic for what I've imagined the thing to look like in my head, but as far as bonuses go I'm gonna have to go with >CATHEDRAL (+Religion, -Military)
>>32500378>>PALACE (+Culture, -Military)>>32500408Glad to have you back.
>>32500378>CATHEDRAL (+Religion, -Military)Cathedrals are cool. Which style of architecture should it use? A subset of gothic style? Perhaps flamboyant? Really emphasise those windows - Fitting for a place dedicated to the unconquered sun. I can imagine an array of windows designed to let light into the cathedral proper in a beautiful pattern.
>>32500357Man this girl is smart as fuck and good to see you back, I was worried you might have been getting burned out
>>32500357>you feel like you can actually DO things without people screaming at you or trying to stab you.>-real workers! Who are following your instructions! You still can't get over this.>Or maybe that's just sleep deprivation, it's not like you've had any rest lately.Goddamm Val is adorable.
>>32500594>CATHEDRAL (+Religion, -Military)Gonna change my vote to this. It should have one of those mirror systems that channel light all over the place.
>>32500606I can never get enough images of flamboyant style windowsI mean, goddamn
Rolled 2>>32500530I still want to go for the Cathedral but if we do can we still get some sort of military installation that would let us train people with TWTT more easily or in greater numbers?
>>32500378>>WALLED GARDEN (+Culture, -Government)
Rolled 9>>32500861forgot mah dicefellow anons, get them die rolling
Rolled 1>>32500887>>32500890SHIT FUCK KEYBOARD
Rolled 8>>32500378>PYRAMID (+Religion, -Government)
Rolled 1>>32500378>>CATHEDRAL (+Religion, -Military)CATHEDRAL SOLAR
Rolled 3>>32500357I guess I expected her to be not very fighty, but after last session I have to ask, none of the Solars on the island are combat guys are they?
Rolled 2>>32501053She rolls 4 dice in combat and can soak a bit, which isn't awful, but yeah, they're support solars.Fortunately, we have combat monster Tia and a fuckload of Dragonblooded for backup.
Rolled 5>>32500378What about a GARDEN DOME for +Culture, -Religion?
Rolled 10>>32501053TBH the big hamstring to her fightyness is not knowing sorcery as a Twilight. That shit's big, yo.
>>32501053You know that Mikahil can handle himself, at least.>>32501085Could be.I'm going to leave this vote up for a bit because it's fairly important, I think.
Rolled 3>>32501085>-ReligionI'd rather not have anything that cuts down our religion, Temple City to the Unconquered Sun yo
Rolled 1>>32500357Could we have the Altar or Stage be on a platform that can be raised on the highest tower of the design? So we can have someone preach or do TTWT or deliver messages to the entire city or island?Also could it be possible to go for a diffrent design?A fucking Lighthouse?Lets build the lighthouse of Alexandria!>Lighthouse!Only ours will be able to shine the light of Sol Invictus and protect the entire island from Abyssals and such a like and direct ships from way further than any other lighthouse ever.What would that be like, in terms of pro and cons or do we need to select tower for that?Seriously we are in a coastal city on a large island. Not making it a huge magical lighthouse is a huge mistake.We can have it as a temple but the functionality will remain
Rolled 10>>32501202thats a fucking awesome idea anonthough I'd wait on EF's word to decide whether I'd vote for it or not, depends on its +/-'s
>>32501202That makes sense.The problem is that the demesne itself is not on the coast, to the manse will have to channel the power up to the coast to light the demesne. Essentially it will be, in a way, a very long building, with the "core" at one end and the lighthouse tower at the other.>LIGHTHOUSE (+Government, -Military)
Rolled 8>>32501186How about PYRAMID GARDEN for delicious double penalty to government.>>32501251>(+Government, -Military)That seems backwards. Lighthouses are good for navies.
Rolled 5>>32501202That would be awesome!A gigantic lighthouse serving as a temple to show that the light can shine even in the night!Illuminating the place with the rays of our enlightenment.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRTPugHpUho"Children of the Sun, Beloved of Sol...Do not fear the dark heavens.The stars are a sign unto you,To bring the Light to dark places,And so many wondrous lights we carry...Illuminating people and places.Know that our cause is Holy,Set appart for an immortal destiny.Stand true, Children of Sol,Let the rays of our enlightenmentShine ever before the Almighty."- Maka, the Exalted Zenith, on the lighting of Pearl.
>>32500378>CATHEDRAL (+Religion, -Military)I think a Pyramid would look best but I don't like the boni it would give us
Rolled 6>>32501251 It could be tall enough not to matter that is not on the coast. I mean if the intent is so that it can shine light over the entire island.It would function as a probably the greatest navigational aid in the entire archipealago if not in the whole west. Probably like a permanent start that hugs the ground showing the position of pearl.
>>32501276But a tall tower exposed to the sea is a huge target and a long, fragile (has to channel magical power) building that cuts through the city is more of a liability than an asset.On the other side, it does help naval power, trade and commerce, and i'm counting those things under "government".
Rolled 3>>32501308Yeah, but that would be detrimental to port activity in a stormy night. Unless one has auxiliary lighthouses dotting the coastline.The Manse Lighthouse functioning on a strategic level while the coastal ones on the local level.Unless this lighthouse can cut/ dispel through fog and smoke and such in the area around pearl.
Rolled 10>>32500378Um.... this is a hard decision. However I think I would go with>CATHEDRAL (+Religion, -Military)Tianna can be our military place. Also remember our mission in getting UCS-sempai to notice us. Getting a celestial IOU would be awesome
>>32501347You mean a Celestial Fucking
Rolled 3>>32501319Well the lighthouse could potentially be converted into one massive Solar light cannon if need be.Holy Ray of Death style burning away the impure.
>>32501308Good point. Creation IS flat after all. If the lighthose is central inside the town, then at that point it works like the Tower listed earlier.
Rolled 3>>32501287It's cool, but I'm still pretty hooked on a Cathedral, I just like the idea of our manse being THE place of worship for UCS, I want people to hear about it and want to pilgrimage to it, to get a chance to pray to UCS with an honest to Sol, Zenith leading the prayer
>>32501354Naw... UCS is too classy for that.Plus he's got that fine ass maiden of serenity living with him
Rolled 4>>32501319Hmm. Yeah. I don't like it.>>32501368But, but>-ReligionWe can't PRAISE THE SUN like this!Maybe we can put the big glowy thing on top of a Cathedral, then build proper lighthouses around the island for it to feed with THE POWER OF THE SUN?
Rolled 5>>32501368Well if its a lighthouse and has a temple function for the faith of sol seeing as it is a lighthouse meant to shine the light of sol in adverse conditions i don't see how its going to have a - religion.>>32501337Well as a huge lighthouse or tower one has more option if the thing is able to project a shield or repellant aura against abyssals and undead and demons and such or shoot solar laser rays, seeing as it can cover a larger area to target its power if said power works on light touching it since it is high up and can probably target the entire island from all angles and all sea approaches barring the one obscured by the volcano if it is shorter than the volcano.>>32501368 I think i figured out the problem.Probably a lot of us think this pros and cons in design will be the only ones.I think it as the first of a set so that is why it is not scaring me off, as a tower or lighthouse design may have some drawbacks but later function and design decision will come with their own pros and cons, correct?
Rolled 8>>32501411>We can't PRAISE THE SUN like this!Exactly That is what Maka is best at. We should play to that strength.
Rolled 3So basically we want to build the Eye of Sauron, except good, not evil.
Rolled 3>>32501380A lighhouse is more theme apropriate, and it can have a temple in the base of it. I mean look at the Alexandria design. It's effing huge. Skyskraper huge.I bet a Exalted will make it bigger.We can have more room in it for a temple than the Sistine Chapel, for people to pray in knowing that from this place the light of sol shines over creation. Literally, not Figurative.
Rolled 3>>32501467Pretty much.
Rolled 9>>32500378>>CATHEDRAL (+Religion, -Military)but styled like the Lighthouse of Alexandria idea, its light can be a beacon to all who worship the UCS
Rolled 7>>32501482>>32501468>>32501467>>32501445>>32501380>>32501368Okay soSo what ifWhat if we made it a Really, really tall, narrow cathedral with a bit shiny lamp/dancefloor on top
Rolled 7Just imagine if the lighthouse could project an image of 'Tia's Girls' into the sky.
Rolled 10If we go for the Lighthouse, make sure that the very top is a platform so Maka can dance as close to the sun as possible
Rolled 1>>32501514thats why I voted like >>32501509
Rolled 1>>32501509A cathedral is probably designed to better house people inside and ad you can preach to all of them and all of them can hear and al their prayers are focused say in one point or some such. With the same Mass and probably volume as a Lighhouse A lighthouse wont probably do that the best way, but it gets to be effing tall and shoot Sol Invictus light in everyone's faces.>LIGHTHOUSE
If we have a lighthouse, it might backfire.I mean, it's a giant "WYLD ME RIGHT IN THE HUNT" sign. Oh well, at least it'll probably help the other Solars find us.
Rolled 7>>32501468A cathedral is more theme appropriate to build in a temple city, but a lighthouse can't be a dedicated place of worship, we could hold prayers in there and stuff but it wouldn't be the same as a building meant to do that rather than one that's suppose to function as a lighthouse
Rolled 10>>32501539If its stlyed like something then it is something.It will basicaly be a lighthouse but also function as a Cathedral.It wont have the design of the Cathedral.This is the vote for the shape of the thing.You cannot have the shape of a Cathedral DESIGN and expect it to function like the Lighthouse of Alexandria or the Eye of Sauron because its going to be shorter.You can however have the DESIGN of a Tower or a Lighthouse and at its base have the people gather for prayer. However it will not house as many people because the DESIGN means it has to be narrow and tall so it has the highest point to shine light every way possible.
Rolled 7>>32501547why not have the lighthouse be atop the cathedral, being its tallest and largest minaret?
Rolled 10>>32501592>WYLD ME RIGHT IN THE HUNTYou misspelled one of those words.
Rolled 2Let's just make a cathedral for now and build the lighthouse(s) later.
Rolled 2>>32501592Well if its really tall and shines light it can be easily converted into a Giant Laser cannon tower that can Laser Fire everything it sees. So big fleets bearing up on as are a big no no, if we have people with scopes looking every approach route and port. 24/7
Rolled 3>>32501592Well, I am pretty sure that building a temple-manse would start the countdown to the wyld hunt if we haven't triggered it already. Still, I think we should still build it. We don't want to suddenly get the message "Solar Temple Manse has been built in a faraway land"
Rolled 1>>32501610>You can however have the DESIGN of a Tower or a Lighthouse and at its base have the people gather for prayer. However it will not house as many people because the DESIGN means it has to be narrow and tall so it has the highest point to shine light every way possible.or you could just plonk the lighthouse on top of the cathedral and call it a dayarchitecture ain't hard
Rolled 7>>32501610You do realise Cathedrals tend to have very, very tall spires?In many cases, much taller than that of conventional lighthouses?If this is going to be a rank-5 solar manse, we can make it a fuck-ass-big cathedral with a fuck-ass-alexandria-grade spire with a flaming light on top.We literally have a divinely-enhanced architect and magical land to work on, here, guys.
Rolled 8>>32501655>Solar Temple Manse has been built in a faraway landSo mad, fuck you civ
Rolled 4>>32501636Assuming the same amount of volume or material One choice will always be better at its main function than the other.If we really want something that puts us on the map for every Sol Cult and probably Every Sailor too its a lighthouse.I mean this way there is no way in hell one can get lost on the way to Pearl, because the pilgrims stream in to get to see the Lighthouse of Sol or Pearl, and the Sailors praise sol for the lighthouse and know where it is.Plus everything has to come in by boat, barring a few exceptions.Thus my option , A LIGHTHOUSE.
>>32501685>Solar Lighthouse Manse has built in a faraway landAnd right after that you get the next message.Anyway >Lighthouse
>>32501720silly me wrong link>>32500378>Light house.
>>32500378>CATHEDRAL (+Religion, -Military)Glad to see you back EF
>>32501411>We can't PRAISE THE SUN like this!Good point.Seems like the thread is favoring the idea of a religious-style building a la pyramid or cathedral, but with the design idea and aesthetics of a tall tower in the middle of the town that acts like a lighthouse (and possibly weapon mount a la Light of Judgement in Final Fantasy 6.)I'd allow this as a custom choice ("none of the above"), if you like.Unless there's a lot of opposition to this in the next posts, we'll go with that, okay?
>>32500378>LIGHTHOUSE (+Government, -Military)Building a miniature sol to shine in the night and stormy weather?Yes please
Rolled 10>>32501781so what exactly would the +/-'s be?
Rolled 7>>32501781Sure, I don't mind as long as I get my temple
Rolled 10>>32501781Sounds good to me.
Rolled 7>>32501781This werks.
Rolled 4>>32501781That sounds like the perfect compromise.Is it +/- nothing, or +Religion/-Military?
Rolled 4>>32501781I'd really rather get the bonus to religion
>>32500378>CATHEDRAL (+Religion, -Military)
>>32501781Just above the beacon, or bellow it we could place a observatory with mirror system for people to look at the things the light shines on. We can also see stuff like far away fleets and ports.I mean if its has downsides as a miilitary building there is no reason to to milk its design for all its worth to get forwarding.I guess that would fall under government. Surveying the sea traffic and port traffic of far of places around us that are not obscured to the tower and we can discern.
Rolled 7>>32501781>possibly weapon mount a la Light of Judgement in Final Fantasy 6This is a great ideaI'm for it as long as we still get the +religion bonus
Rolled 4>>32501791'tall cathedral with the possibility of upgrades to make it into a super-lighthouse' is also fine.I mean, tall spires reaching up to PRAISE THE SUN.
Rolled 5>>32501812I think it gets that, its kind of a muddled conversation though
>>32501811I'd say it shares the pyramid's +religion -government.
>>32501781This here, can it be done:>>32501833 Capital Idea! good sir.Also i have questions if the light cannon/ heat ray mode for the lighthouse is possible to do on just physical effects for close by things or would it absolutely require essence, and not just have the additional option to be essence boosted?
Rolled 4>>32501842Ok that's cool. As Long we get to PRAISE THE SUN, I'm good with whatever
>>32501849I was hoping more for the Cathedral design, with the tallest spire acting as a lighthouse, not for the bonus, but it seems more in line with what we're going for
>>32501888aestheticallyposted that too early.
Rolled 6>>32501849>-governmentHow would that work, I don't think it would be something like an active penalty or anything, would we just not get any bonuses for goverment?I'd honestly rather get the Cathedral still
Rolled 10Getting pretty phallic in here, guys.
Rolled 1>>32501918WHERE ARE THE JUNGLESAND RED RIVERSWHY ARE THERE NO JUNGLES
Rolled 7>>32501781>>32501849Um... Well, I don't really want any - to government since this city is supposed to be a shining example of a solar built city, and having it well governed would only add to that image. .
>>32501918That's pretty much perfect design wise for our cathedral.Now make it gold.Or Orichalcum
Rolled 2>>32501849>-government.why that? why not -military like you reasoned before? sure the possibility of a giant laser is awesome, but its a massive target and investment sinkto me it makes not much sense for it to detract and negatively impact governance
>>32501940Indeed. As a lighthouse we cant get - to government since it automaticaly boost economy and posibly surveilance with spyglass options
Rolled 1>>32501940Our priorities are clearly1: PRAISE THE SUN2: ABYSSALS PLS GO AND STAY GO3: uh, something to do with keeping the people happy, I guess?(...) 9001: practicality.>>32501957Building something that large entirely out of gold would cause it to literally melt under its own weight.Orichalum of course would not have such a problem, but how the hell are we going to get that much of it?>>32501966Because it will draw in loads of worshippers and we'll have to employ a bunch of dudes to handle them. That means passport checks, security clearances, translators, tour guides, etc etc.And of course, Maka's arch nemesis: paperwork.
Rolled 3>>32501918>Maka finally makes it to pearl>Maka sees massive Cock tower"Valeriana?""Yes?""...Have you built this manse to look like a giant penis?""Yes. I thought that would appeal to you."
Rolled 5>>32502004>ABYSSALS PLS GO AND STAY GONah we don't want that, we want to save them, we want them on our side and we want to convert them back to Solars
Rolled 2>>32502013>"Good girl.">>32502023It's a reverse-troll tactic, anon. We tell then to go, they just want to stay more.>"Lookit! Big shiney Solar stuff!">"LET'S SMASH IT!"
It's a few hours that the workers are milling about without much to do, as you spend most of the morning pacing back and forth across the demesne and paging through that book.Bit by bit, you hammer together, in your mind, the perfect idea.You rip a handful of pages from the book, the sudden noise jolting awake a few of them, and crumple them."...Is everything alright, miss Kava?" The man who's in charge of the workers, an engineer from Tianna you appointed two weeks ago called Leah, approaches you with a worried look. "You worked hard on those designs...""I know. But They don't matter anymore. I have an idea!"With infinite patience, the man folds his arms, sighs, and listens."First, Give me a deep foundation around this area. Make it a circle, centered on the Demesne." Flipping to another page with a map of the area, you draw a flawless circle by hand with a pencil."...That large?" He asks. "Just a circle?""Well, there will be other buildings, but we need a very deep foundation of the tower might crumble in the wind.""Oh, so you're going with the tower design?""Yes, only larger." You explain.He eyes the book again. "...How much larger?" "Think we can get the main structure up to two hundred meters?" You ask him.He makes a strange noise with his throat. "That much?""Well, just the main structure, of course. Then, on top of that, I'll place..."He puts a hand on your shoulder. "...Miss Kava, maybe it's best if we just focus on the main structure now?""Oh. Yes." Good thing you have Leah to bounce your ideas off. He keeps you grounded in reality.At least until you find whatever god's in charge of gravity and beat him up. Then no one is going to tell you what you can or can't do anymore.(cont.)
>>32502013More like>Valeriana?>Yes?>...Have you built this manse to look like a giant penis?>No, but I think I see what you mean. I'll write it down.
Rolled 9>>32502068>At least until you find whatever god's in charge of gravity and beat him up. Then no one is going to tell you what you can or can't do anymore.That's a real Solar attitude
>>32502004I would say - military.The laser sniper canon is just one. And without intel and scouting not more tgan a extra essence cannon
Rolled 1>>32502089Maka could learn a thing or two from this girl. And I'm just talking about sex.
>>32502089We could also try and design superior load bearing structure and mock this god into his face
Rolled 6>>32502082>Valeriana?>Yes?>...Have you built this manse to look like a giant penis?>Oh? Is that you think it looks like? Tell me, what was relationship with your father like?
>>32502122>Well, he, I and my six siblings used to have orgies about once a week. Why do you ask?
The digging work is the worst part. You keep looking at the sky and seeing the towering lighthouse in your mind, but for now, all the work you and your men do is just going down rather than up.You know a building can't do without it, but it's so... disheartening. For some reason, Leah keeps insisting that you shouldn't be taking part in the digging, but you still haven't figured why. You want this part to be over as soon as possible, and one more person with a shovel is going to help with that, right?Meanwhile, a trickle of immigrants keep coming from Tianna in addition to those from that small port village in the northern islands you've forgotten the name of because it wasn't important. Some of them looking for work, some of them some kind of religious refugees. You're leaving them to Mikahil for now.After three days of digging, something entirely unusual happens.As you're in the hole that will be the foundation of the lighthouse with the other workers, you suddenly hear a loud, metallic scraping noise."Uh, milady?" One of the workers raises his voice, putting down the shovel. "I've hit something. Not a rock."Work slows down as the other workers take an out-of-schedule break to check what's happening, and rest a bit."...Go back to work, you people. I'll check it." You scold them, approaching and picking up the shovel.It's damaged, the metal sporting a deep dent. It collided against something hard.You kneel and sift through the soil and rocks and pebbles, and finally find a shard of hard metal, about ten centimeters long and sharp like a razor."...Is this gold?" the worker asks, amazed. You rub the dust off its surface, and reveal a bright shine that fills the dark hole with a dim golden glow."Orichalcum." You reply.>Stop the digging and take time to inspect the piece.>Focus the digging in that area for now, putting the works for the manse on hold.>Everyone keeps digging, I'll check this on my own.
Rolled 4>>32502243>Stop the digging and take time to inspect the piece.THIS CAN LEAD TO MANY WONDROUS IDEAS.
>>32500357what happened to the other slutfu?
Rolled 3>>32502243>Everyone keeps digging, I'll check this on my own.Discovery time!
Rolled 6>>32502243>Everyone keeps digging, I'll check this on my own.
Rolled 9>>32502243>Everyone keeps digging, I'll check this on my own.No need to stop on our accountBut since we're about to do some investigation, let's activate Eye of Sudden Insight
>>32502262First session of the month is a different PoV session
>>32502243>Everyone keeps digging, I'll check this on my own.DOSH
Rolled 8>>32502243>>Everyone keeps digging, I'll check this on my own.Activate Eye of sudden h4xsight
>>32502243>Focus the digging in that area for now, putting the works for the manse on hold.Gotta sort it out quickly
>>32502243>Stop the digging and take time to inspect the piece.Also, I assume we're using Shining Chest of Wonders, right?
Rolled 2>>32502243I'll second charm use
Rolled 4>>32502325>Shining Chest of WondersWe're using Maka's tits?
Rolled 2>>32502243Eye of Sudden Insight = on
Rolled 3>>32502243>>Everyone keeps digging, I'll check this on my own.
Rolled 8>>32502243>Everyone keeps digging, I'll check this on my own.
Rolled 6>>32502243>Everyone keeps digging, I'll check this on my own.SCIENCE!
Rolled 3>>32502262Maka's busy seducing the enemy, actually is this happening at the same time as that or will we get to finish our conversation with Yagara next thread
>>32502393Right, we get him into bed, then get caught by our favorite immaculate monk.
Rolled 10>>32502393>Next thread starts with us waking up next to both of the other Immaculate Monks
Rolled 7>>32502325We should be using it every day. And we should use Eye of Sudden Insight to inspect the Orichalcum
Rolled 3>>32502243>Everyone keeps digging, I'll check this on my own.Also +1 for Eye of Sudden Insight.
>>32502405>"What's gone on? ... No wait, I know exactly what's going on. Permission to go get drunk, oh Prince of the Earth?"
Rolled 4>>32502386Elegant Nova of Progression when?
"...Alright, everyone. Keep digging. Nothing happened. Just tell me if you find anything weird. And be careful, there could be bits and pieces of sharp metal in the soil." You inform everyone, mounting on the lift with the newest load of moved earth, carefully holding the shard of magical steel in your fingers.Once you reach the light, you realize that, yes, you weren't mistaken. Only Orichalcum catches sunlight like that. This is the first time you see a piece so large.[Eye of Sudden Insight] [Essence: 6/7](Mental + Twilight = 4 3 6 9 8 2 4 2 3 8 6 = 3 successes)You spend the rest of the afternoon examining it. Magnifying glass, alchemy, essence conduction, harmonic resonance tests.It's definitely weapons-grade orichalcum, and the sharp edge and the fracture lines makes you think it must have come from a daiklave or other edged weapon. It was definitely fractured under stress... so, shattered in battle.Just the idea of an orichalcum daiklave shattering in battle boggles your mind. You honestly have no idea of the kind of strength it would require.Then, there's the matter of the layer you found it in. Alchemically, you have dated it back to the end of the First Age. But after checking the layers of soil under Tianna, you reached a disconcerting conclusion, something that you would've never been able to figure it out without this little bit of orichalcum here.Tianna doesn't make sense, geologically.The soil layer here should be very thin, just like it works with every other island in the West. But you've been digging for three days and you're still at the soil layer.You thought, for a moment, that it was because this land was Wyld until recently, so it might not make SENSE geologically: it has a different history from the rest of the island, after all......But Wyld naturally retreating and falling back into creation doesn't spawn bits of magical swords into itself, does it?(cont.)
Rolled 1>>32502622>Tianna doesn't make sense, geologically.What is up with this island
This has really gotten you utterly stumped. No brilliant idea incoming, no flash of genius helping you make sense out of this, nothing.Either all this soil was generated by the wyld, which just "forgot" that islands here are supposed to have bedrock after a few meters... and also generated a piece of Daiklave for some reason?Or the Wyld didn't seep underground, which means that the entire island - or maybe only this side of the island? Is just a giant pile of sand and soil with no rock underneath.But is it? This island might be poor in stone and ores, but it has a mountain range and even an active volcano. Besides, you only sampled around here, and have no idea how the stratigraphy of Tianna is in other locations....What should you do?>Ignore this, it's distracting me. Focus on the Manse.>Halt the works, have the men dig for clues.>Go take samples in other locations and compare. (where?)>Ask for advice. (to whom?)>Other?
Rolled 8>>32502704>Go take samples in other locations and compare. (where?)Let's go check out the Mountain range and the land near Tianna proper
Rolled 9>>32502704>Ignore this, it's distracting me. Focus on the Manse.
>>32502704>Ignore this, it's distracting me. Focus on the Manse.Macha wants us to build a manse, so we build the best damned mase ever. We don't want to get distracted and piss off our employer like last time, and the time before that, and the time before that....
Rolled 5>>32502704>Ask for advice. (to whom?)Mikhail can look after the project for a couple days while we go talk to Amata and Maka about this.Mainly Amata, and possibly Irene if she shows up.
>>32502704>Ignore this, it's distracting me. Focus on the Manse.We can play detective after we build the best fucking manse ever.
>>32502704+1 this>>32502739. I want to know what the fuck is up with this place
Rolled 3>>32502704>Ask for advice. (to whom?)Mikahil>Go take samples in other locations and compare. (where?)see if we can't organise samples from near Tianna and the new reclaimed land from the Wyld and the volcano
Rolled 9>>32502704>Ask for adviceAmata, maybe she knows something about the history of the island
Rolled 8>>32502704>Other?Tell Mikahil to look into it and let Amata and Maka know, meanwhile, we've the best manse and city ever to build.
Rolled 3>>32502704Seconding >>32502790
Rolled 4>>32502704Adding my vote too >>32502739.>>32502790Amata probably already knows. I bet it has something to do with the secret she's keeping from us(Maka).
>>32502704>Go take samples in other locations and compare. (where?)If we have a way to move fast, near Tianna proper. Otherwise, on Yaraon's plain.>Ask for advice. (to whom?)Write to Amata
Rolled 6>>32502704>Ask for advice. (to whom?)I think we should talk to Mikahil about this, He's the one that's known Amata the longest, if there's something off about the island then he should know, if not or he doesn't or can't say then we can do some investigating
>>32502817>AmataActually, do we know anything about Amata that she didn't tell us? I'm not sure bits of her life story make sense
>>32502704We cant build a manse on sand, can we?I think we should investigate first.As for the manse i see the frame akin to Eiffel. Four or more main struts huffing a massive cavernous complex that unite at its top and continue as a tower.Militarily this is going to be hard to defend. We could however surround the manse with a garden and plaza and that again with a castle wall, similar to the Alexandria Lighthouse.
Rolled 5>>32502862There's the mystery of Samiel's dad
>>32502704>>Halt the works, have the men dig for clues.A good portion of this area will eventually be excavated for foundations and basements so we should definitely ascertain if something is amiss before continuing.
>>32502871And how a Dynastic girl ended up ruling an independent kingdom in the Threshold
Rolled 7>>32502862She has explicitly told Maka she is keeping things from her. Big things.
>>32502704>>Ignore this, it's distracting me. Focus on the Manse.
Rolled 4>>32502888EF said Amata is an Outcaste
I bet that our dawn will be something like this samus aranwww.youtube.com/watch?v=xQDPuODPLDwCombat junkie but complete distinct temperament. Probably highly resistant if not immune to social manipulation when in combat mode
>>32502900She told us she grew up at the Realm. Combine this with the fact she seems to have no family here other than her children.
Rolled 5>>32503057When was this again?
>>32502704>Ignore this, it's distracting me. Focus on the Manse.Is it bad that I find Valeriana to be hotter than Maka?
Rolled 8>>32502704>Ask for advice.Amata and MakaAlso, why do so many people want to ignore this? It's our first clue as to what is happening on this crazy island.
>>32503057>She told us she grew up at the Realm. Combine this with the fact she seems to have no family here other than her children.Because she's old enough that any mortal family of hers is almost certainly dead of old age except for nephews and grandnieces and such.
Rolled 5>>32503129I want to start with Mikahil, he's closer and he's known Amata a long time, he was already here when Maka first exalted after all
>>32502704>Ignore this, it's distracting me. Focus on the Manse.
Rolled 2>>32503100She is pretty hot.Maka should definitely fuck her
This is bothering the hell out of you.The next morning, you wake up and head back to the dig to find Leah with other four pieces of Orichalcum, all apparently from the same source as the first."What did we hit, miss Kava?" He asks, confused. "We're wrecking all of our shovels and pickaxes. We can't keep digging like this.""Sure we can." You reply. "Is there another choice? We can't just make these bits of metal disappear.""It's not just the bits of golden metal." He replies."...oh?""We've hit a different layer. It's still soil, or rather, it looks like thick-grained sand. We can dig through it, but it ruins our tools.""...Those bits of orichalcum you found were in this layer?""Yes. Probably that first one was just an outlier. Seem we've hit some really weird strata.""...Send someone to call Mikahil and bring me some of this sand." You order him, keeping the bits of the blade.In about ten minutes, both assignments are carried out and you're explaining the issue to your fellow solar."Going to Tianna right now is not a good move for us two." He warns you. "There's a lot of chaos there with the Immaculates. Maka is working on them, but it's best if we don't show up until everything's solved." He looks at those bits of metal. "...Any chance we can use them?""Not like they are now, but I can probably reforge them. It would let us circumvent all the troublesome process of refining gold into orichalcum. This is actually an orichalcum-steel-bronze alloy, though, so it's really only useful for stuff like weapons and armor." You explain."And that sand?" He asks, pointing at the nearby box where you had some of it collected."It's sand.""Uh-huh.""But it also has bits and pieces of Admiral's Brass in it.""...What's that?""A first-age alloy used in naval construction."He takes a second look at the sand. "Are we building on the site of a first-age port or dockyard?"(cont.)
>>32503078Thread 26.>"...Maka. I've spent years of my life in the Realm. I've seen... things, compared to which whatever orgy, whatever sexual deviancy you might have is NOTHING. I've seen, even done, things that make my skin crawl to this day.">>32503143We don't know anything about them and she has good enough breeding to have two of five her children exalted even though her husband was a mortal.
>>32502704>Ask for advice. (to whom?)Amata and Irene. Take the blade fragment with us. There's something funny about this island. They know its history best.
Rolled 3>>32503145I'd be fine with asking him before we maybe left to go talk to Amata, we need smeone to manage the project while we're away anyway. But look at how many people have voted to ignore this completely. I just don't get it.
>>32503211Because we want to finish the bloody manse?
Rolled 6>>32503220One or two days would'n make a difference, Manse take moths to years to construct.
>>32503192>"Are we building on the site of a first-age port or dockyard?"It's a ship Mike!
>>32503211Because we have to murder the Lintha before we finish up with the mystery of the island.
Rolled 7>>32503220>>32503237Let me try that again with proper spellingOne or two days wouldn't make a difference. Manse take months to years to construct.
Rolled 3>>32503253Why can't Valeriana begin working on the mystery while we focus on the Lintha?
"We're certainly building on something." Is your response. "We're finding too much stuff for all of this to be born out of the Wyld. Evidently, the Wyld was only in surface. Probably this layer of worked metal actually prevented it from spreading too far underground."He slowly nods, looking lost in thought. "How does this work with the demesnes we have here? Sites of long-gone first age manses, whose power has resurfaced once the Wyld has been cleared?""Maybe. Maybe." You concede. "But I don't want to stop or slow down the construction for this.""It could be important." He points out."Which is why someone has to worry about it."He points at himself quizzically.You nod."...I know nothing about manses and demesnes and geology and this kind of stuff."You shrug in response. "I've got my hands full, Mikahil. I have a giant tower in my brain that I need to give birth to."He gives you a weird look."What?""N-nothing. Alright. I'm kind of good at keeping out of sight, I guess I can try and sneak into Tianna and ask Queen Amata about this. Will you be fine alone here?">Yes, don't worry about me. I can handle myself.>Maybe it's better if you stay here after all. Just send a letter or something.>Other?
Rolled 10>>32500357I'm a little curious, who's the one dot Ally she has?
>>32503301>Yes, don't worry about me. I can handle myselfWe'll be fine.
Rolled 7>>32503301>Yes, don't worry about me. I can handle myself.Ask him to pick up some soil samples too
Rolled 7>>32503301>Yes, don't worry about me. I can handle myself.Unless that ship doubled back to Pearl, there isn't really much to be scared of.But we can fight a one-armed crazy monk man.
Rolled 4>>32503299Exactly!>>32503301>Yes, don't worry about me. I can handle myself.We'll be fine.We won't be fine.
>>32503002I kinda want our Dawn to be a man so he could look like this.But we already have our combat monster and a sneakmaster, so we shouldn't really expect more solars.
>>32503301>Yes, don't worry about me. I can handle myself."I can call upon Maka's Fae pet if need be. That reminds me, they can build flying things, maybe I can put essence cannons on them? I wonder how that would work"cue mumbling distraction..
Rolled 10>>32503324Not really she can't, Vale doesn't have a single combat charm, besides some Soak charms and she has the same base pool that Maka has for Combat
>>32503333Just thinking about that would distract her for hours. I approve.
>>32503301>Maybe it's better if you stay here after all. Just send a letter or something.It sounds like Amata has enough of her own shit to shovel at the moment. Let her deal with this issue at her own pace
>>32503301>Yes, don't worry about me. I can handle myself.
Rolled 2>>32503301>>Maybe it's better if you stay here after all. Just send a letter or something.its not a time critical issue
Rolled 3>>32503301>Maybe it's better if you stay here after all. Just send a letter or something.yeah nah, she's worse than Maka in a fight
Rolled 5>>32503194That just means she could have visited or trained there, I don't think it's uncommon for Dynast to pick up Lost Eggs and treat them like shit
>>32503418It might be a First Age megadreadnought, y'know
Rolled 7>>32503435That would explain why the Deathlord is exalting so many Sailors
Rolled 8>>32503435Are you saying the whole island could be a super cool warship?
Rolled 3I'm surprised she doesn't have more magitech artifacts.She can build a ship but can't afford to make an Essence Cannon or something?
Rolled 3>>32503435and finding that information out a couple of days/week sooner than otherwise impacts things how?
>>32503333"I always wanted to build an airship."
>>32503458Well, if Metagalapa can be a flying fortress, I don't see why Tianna can't be a swimming one
>>32503458It's a possibility. Either the ship sank and was covered by dirt and Wyld, or the first-age solars acted to hide it and sealed it in a cocoon of soil.
Rolled 3>>32503270And Val has a 10X GOTTAGOFAST construction charm.
>>32503486That's Lethe (AKA Exalted Atlantis). Which was smaller than this island by an order of magnitude.
Rolled 3>>32503307Probably Mik.Now that she's in our circle th
Rolled 5>>32503474I assume she wasn't able to get the material for a magic cannon as easily as she could ship building equipment
Rolled 3>>32503538I don't think we've spent enough time with her to have her firmly in our Allies background, Zareen wasn't before we upgraded
Rolled 8>>32503538Circle mates don't count as Allies, so it can't be Mikhail or Maka.
>>32503567Other PC's don't count as allies to be more accurate.
>>32503307(You)(You're her only friend)(;_;)"...Don't worry." You reply to him. "I'm fairly sure I can take care of myself here.""...Well, alright. I'll take one of the horses then. I'll see what I can drag out of Amata.""She's good at keeping secrets?" You ask."A master. She's the toughest nut to crack I've ever met.""But you still trust her."He nods. "We have a deal. Actually, an Oath. So maybe I can use that to get some answers from her. Answers she wouldn't even give Maka.""I just need to know what the heck I'm building on." You point out.That said, he parts ways and you return to your dig. In the meanwhile, another piece of Orichalcum has been found. Trying to assemble them like a puzzle, you figure out that they must have belonged to a long, straight-bladed, double-edged orichalcum daiklave.You could assign some men to sift through the moved earth and soil looking for other bits and pieces of the blade, or possibly other relics, but that would be inefficient......on the other hand, you could take the day to build a giant sieve to put all that earth through. It would still slow down your work, but not much.>Good idea. Let's sieve all the earth we move here. Who knows what's down there.>No, better focus on building the manse as fast as possible.
Rolled 5>>32503599>>Good idea. Let's sieve all the earth we move here. Who knows what's down there.Fuck it, Let's do it.SOLAR ENGINEERING STYLE
>>32503599>Good idea. Let's sieve all the earth we move here. Who knows what's down thereNo telling what we may find.
>>32503599>Good idea. Let's sieve all the earth we move here. Who knows what's down there.Better than breaking all the tools on hand.
Rolled 5>>32503599>(You)>(You're her only friend)We should go shopping with her then>Good idea. Let's sieve all the earth we move here. Who knows what's down there.Let's get it all out of the way before we wreck more of our tools
Rolled 10>>32503599>(You)>(You're her only friend)>(;_;)Isn't is sad Valeriana>Good idea. Let's sieve all the earth we move here. Who knows what's down there.
Rolled 3>>32503599>Good idea. Let's sieve all the earth we move here. Who knows what's down there.I want to build the Manse, but I keep getting distracted.God damn.
Rolled 2>>32503599>Good idea. Let's sieve all the earth we move here. Who knows what's down there.>>32503618So, what do we call it? Celestial Archimedian Technique?
Rolled 3>>32503599Also don't forget to use our charms, I'm not sure which would apply here thoughMaster Artisan Skill?
Rolled 1>>32503599>Good idea. Let's sieve all the earth we move here. Who knows what's down there.Maybe we can pawn some of this stuff for quick cash.
Rolled 9>>32503599>>Good idea. Let's sieve all the earth we move here. Who knows what's down there.As if there were any other option.
Rolled 3>>32503599>(You)>(You're her only friend)>(;_;)Now I want Maka to cuddle her.>Good idea. Let's sieve all the earth we move here. Who knows what's down there.
Rolled 4>>32503599Given that we started the thread with all our essence, we probably haven't activated Chest of Shining Wonders for the day. We should do that.
>>32503599>Good idea. Let's sieve all the earth we move here. Who knows what's down there.Who knows what we'll need it for later
Rolled 1>>32503599>>Good idea. Let's sieve all the earth we move here. Who knows what's down there.All the Orichalcum! All of it!
Rolled 9>>32503599>>Good idea. Let's sieve all the earth we move here. Who knows what's down there.its not like building a Manse happens in a few days...
Rolled 2>>32503599>Good idea. Let's sieve all the earth we move here. Who knows what's down there.Too bad Maka likes punching, or we could get her a beam weapon.Actually, are beam weapons a thing in Creation or do they only exist in Autochthonia?
Rolled 6>>32503599>>Good idea. Let's sieve all the earth we move here. Who knows what's down there.OUR ROLLS ARE AWFUL
Rolled 1So, Exalted newbie here, what charms should we be popping as Val/when should we be popping them?
Rolled 10>>32503599>Good idea. Let's sieve all the earth we move here. Who knows what's down there.also>>32503679Chest of Shining Wonders. It lasts all day, let's use it.
Rolled 7>>32503710Look at the OP, every charm has a description on the character sheet, right now we should be activating Chest of Shining Wonders.
Rolled 8>>32503656>>32503719I'll second whatever charms you guys think we should be using
Rolled 8>>32503599>Good idea. Let's sieve all the earth we move here. Who knows what's down there.MAGIC-SCIENCE TIME!Also use>Craftman needs no tools >Shining chest of wonders
Rolled 9>>32503745>>Craftman needs no toolsThis one is Permanent, but yes SCW and maybe MAS
>>32503745>Craftman needs no toolsThere's no need. We have all the tools we need
Rolled 5>>32503719>>32503733Wait, I Fucked up the word order, it's Shining Chest of Wonders.>>32503745Craftman Needs No Tools is permanent, no need to activate it.
Rolled 1>>32503704Maybe we can get gauntlets of distant touch for her, for punching people at range.That or Perfect Kata Braclers
>>32503733She does indeed have a chest of shining wonders. So does Maka, although it's more along the lines of dark wonders.
Rolled 7>>32503704>>32503758I pretty sure we decided on God-Kicking Boots.Specifically High Heeled God-Kicking Boots, for Kicking ass in style
Should we use Grand Architects Scheme?
Rolled 10>>32503751>>32503755>>32503757Oh, it is. Was thinking about vanilla exalted too much.I got to ST a game today
Rolled 5>>32503774We can get bothBut heels are a priorityThey look nice
Rolled 6>>32503758Don't Perfect Kata Bracers need Starmetal as well as whatever Magical Material you're making them out of?Unless that Material is Startmel, then you need Orichlcum.Or am I thinking of a different artifact?
Rolled 9>>32503782Sure, we need all the help we can get with this set of rolls.
Rolled 5>>32503800Oh yeah, forgot about that.
Rolled 8>>32503824We could just kill a god for it. It would make Amata happy if nothing else.
Rolled 3>>32503599>>32503782>>32503814Going to agree with activating Grand Architects Scheme as well as Shining Chest of Wonders
>>32503846Killing a god is only half of the process. Also, a Blasphemy
>>32503877Only a Blasphemy if you don't fill out the correct paperwork in Heaven first. If you get all the forms filled out, and can make a case in a celestial court that the god in question failed their duties or acted against the Bureaucracy, then they can be killed and harvested for Starmetal. The Bureau of Destiny actually arranges for a certain number of false convictions every year to keep Sidereals supplied with Starmetal weapons.
[Shining Chest of Wonders] [Grand Architect's Scheme] [Essence 5/7]You spend the rest of the day with Leah and other two men assembling a giant sieve out of wooden frame and reforged iron wire, and shoveling endless piles of dirt through it. By night, you have collected almost every pat of the daiklave, enough to reverse-engineer its design. You sketch it on your book for future reference.In any case, some pieces still miss, so you can't exactly reforge it. Besides, it's too ruined. Best you could do is to melt down the metal and recycle it.It's probably something you could do right now. You just need a very high temperature. Solar mirrors are needed to purify gold into orichalcum, but to melt a steel-bronze-orichalcum alloy high temperature and lava should be enough.That volcano goddess might help.Ideas of what to make with this much weapons-grade orichalcum alloy are already dancing in your brain...>Let's go ask her, she might know something as well.>Let's finish the dig first at least, so if you find other pieces you can melt them all at once.>Other?
Rolled 6>>32503963>Let's go ask her, she might know something as well.
Rolled 2>>32503963>Let's finish the dig first at least, so if you find other pieces you can melt them all at once.Stay focused!
>>32503963>Let's finish the dig first at least, so if you find other pieces you can melt them all at once.
>>32503963>Let's finish the dig first at least, so if you find other pieces you can melt them all at once.Besides, no reason to go trekking across the island at night
Rolled 2>>32503963>Let's finish the dig first at least, so if you find other pieces you can melt them all at once.
Rolled 65>>32503963>>Let's finish the dig first at least, so if you find other pieces you can melt them all at once.
Rolled 9>>32503963I don't mind finishing but I don't want to keep the mortal working all night, they aren't Exalted like we are, they do get tired and hungry
Rolled 4>>32503963>Let's finish the dig first at least, so if you find other pieces you can melt them all at once.Also, how ancient Val'd say is the layer of dirt?
Rolled 3>>32503963>Let's finish the dig first at least, so if you find other pieces you can melt them all at once.
Rolled 8>>32503963>Let's go ask her, she might know something as well.
Rolled 9>>32504014First Age at least
>>32503963>>Let's finish the dig first at least, so if you find other pieces you can melt them all at once.
>>32504005We don't have the charm that let's us stay up for days, so we wouldn't be much better off than them.
Rolled 8>>32503963>Let's finish the dig first at least, so if you find other pieces you can melt them all at once.Much as I'd like to see her.
Rolled 10>>32504038forgot mah dice
>>32503963>>Let's finish the dig first at least, so if you find other pieces you can melt them all at once.Practicality, ho!
Rolled 9>>32503963>Finish the dig at least to find other pieces and melt all of them at once
You restrain yourself and spend the night doodling sketches and making calculations instead of sleeping, at least until Leah forcibly turns your lantern off.(After that you continue with your castemark for a bit.)The metal isn't a lot, but if you supplement it with some more steel it should work fine without downgrading quality. It will prevent you from attaching magical qualities to it, unfortunately, which means it'll be good for just weapons and armor without any kind of enchantments. Which is a pity, you always wanted an essence firearm for yourself.Three days later, the foundation of the tower is finished. Without hitting the bedrock at all, but it's deep enough that you're confident that it will hold admirably. Actually, the fact that you didn't hit the expected layer of rock means the hole ended up being a lot deeper than you were prepared to make itOther shards and bits of materials were found while digging, mostly pieces of magical materials. The only thing sturdy enough to survive sort of intact, perhaps? It's mostly orichalcum and jade, with a bit of what you imagine to be moonsilver.All in all, about four kilograms of orichalcum are at your disposal. How do you plan to use them?>Barrel and essential parts required to turn your staff into a magical firearm. You'll still need other parts, including 100% pure orichacum, to finish it.>Set of orichalcum-bladed tools>Set of throwing knives, x3>God-kicking boots>Smashfists>Light suit of mail>Melt some of it in a more diluted steel-orichalcum alloy that will let you build a taller tower>Reaper daiklave>Shield>Other?
Rolled 5>>32504252>Melt some of it in a more diluted steel-orichalcum alloy that will let you build a taller towerPhallic Tower, ho!
Rolled 7>>32504252>Melt some of it in a more diluted steel-orichalcum alloy that will let you build a taller towerhow much taller are we talking here?
Rolled 4>>32504282Wooooo! Agreed
Rolled 2>>32504252>God-kicking boots
Rolled 8>>32504252>God-kicking bootsOh fuck yeah, Oricalchum boots!
>>32504252>High Heeled God-kicking bootsFriendship!
>>32504252>Set of orichalcum-bladed tools>Smashfists>Melt some of it in a more diluted steel-orichalcum alloy that will let you build a taller tower Tools for us, alloy for tower, Smashfists for Maka.
Rolled 8>>32504252>High Heeled God-kicking bootsShe'll deny she made them extra sexy for Maka, but we all know the truth
>>32504252Forgot to tell, each option is worth about one kg, so Valeriana can do up to 4.
>>32504252>God-kicking boots>Maka I made you a presentAs an aside though, I think a shield would be nice to have too, It would make a nice image for Maka, Tools to defend herself, but not to attack withNot that she needs them
Rolled 4>>32504252>Melt some of it in a more diluted steel-orichalcum alloy that will let you build a taller towerThe tallest tower. Tall enough to touch the sun.
>>32504305I don't think we have enough for all that, would be pretty cool if we did, but replace Smashfists with God-Kicking Boots
Rolled 7>>32504290A far more important question is how much more phallic we're talking.>Melt some of it in a more diluted steel-orichalcum alloy that will let you build a taller towerYes to the crazy tower
>>32504311Yay>High-Heeled God-kicking bootsPresents for our friend>Melt some of it in a more diluted steel-orichalcum alloy that will let you build a taller towerOf course>Barrel and essential parts required to turn your staff into a magical firearm. You'll still need other parts, including 100% pure orichacum, to finish it.Something for herself>Set of throwing knives, x3Something for Mikahil
Rolled 5>>32504311Two kilograms to alloy and make the tower tallerGod kicking bootsSet of orichalcum-bladed tools
>>32504252>>32504311Okay add to>>32504305>Barrel and essential parts required to turn your staff into a magical firearm. You'll still need other parts, including 100% pure orichacum, to finish it.>Set of orichalcum-bladed tools>Set of throwing knives, x3
Rolled 1>>32504252>Barrel and essential parts required to turn your staff into a magical firearm. You'll still need other parts, including 100% pure orichacum, to finish it.>Set of orichalcum-bladed tools>God-kicking boots>Melt some of it in a more diluted steel-orichalcum alloy that will let you build a taller tower
Rolled 6>>32504252We can do 4 of those, so:>Barrel and essential parts required to turn your staff into a magical firearm. You'll still need other parts, including 100% pure orichacum, to finish it.>God-kicking boots high-heeled for extra sexy>Smashfists>Melt some of it in a more diluted steel-orichalcum alloy that will let you build a taller tower
Rolled 4>>32504344I'd say go with this. A little something for everyone. Friendships gifts for our friends, some work stuff, and a great gift from us to us.
>>32504252>Other?Just save them for now. This is the sort of thing that requires discussion with our Circle.And then, in-character, a gleeful OHMYSUN IHAVEACIRCLE.
Rolled 3>>32504344Supporting this
Rolled 3>>32504252Would she even benefit from orichalcum-bladed tools? She has a charm that perfectly replaces tools
>>32504323I know we all want Maka in heels, but she honestly never kicks. It's all punching. Fists work better. But since EF said >>32504311, I'm going to say 'both'. >Set of orichalcum-bladed tools>God-kicking boots>Smashfists>Melt some of it in a more diluted steel-orichalcum alloy that will let you build a taller towerEVERYBODY WINS
Rolled 6>>32504252>God-kicking boots>Smashfists>Light suit of mail>Melt some of it in a more diluted steel-orichalcum alloy that will let you build a taller tower
>>32504252>Barrel and essential parts required to turn your staff into a magical firearm. You'll still need other parts, including 100% pure orichacum, to finish it.>Set of orichalcum-bladed tools>Set of throwing knives, x3>High Heeled God-kicking boots>>32504370>a gleeful OHMYSUN IHAVEACIRCLE.YES>>32504386They perfect replicate mundane, non-magical material tools
Rolled 8>>32504252>Barrel and essential parts required to turn your staff into a magical firearm. You'll still need other parts, including 100% pure orichacum, to finish it.>God-kicking boots>Smashfists>Melt some of it in a more diluted steel-orichalcum alloy that will let you build a taller towerShe doesn't need tools, she has Craftsman needs no tools.
Rolled 6>>32504386It only really replaces normal tools. Exceptional ones are still better.
Rolled 3Considering how poorly we we've been rolling in this session, I fear that this manse is going to end up as some kind of architectural monstrosity
>>32504386It only replaces common toolsI think I might replace>>32504311>>32504252>>32504344>Barrel and essential parts required to turn your staff into a magical firearm. You'll still need other parts, including 100% pure orichacum, to finish it.for>Set of orichalcum-bladed tools
Rolled 2>>32504252>>32504311I'll second >>32504388
>>32504252>>32504311>Barrel and essential parts required to turn your staff into a magical firearm. You'll still need other parts, including 100% pure orichacum, to finish it.>Set of orichalcum-bladed toolsFor Valeriana>Set of throwing knives, x3For Mikhail>High Heeled God-kicking bootsFor Maka
Rolled 5>>32504252>Barrel and essential parts required to turn your staff into a magical firearm. You'll still need other parts, including 100% pure orichacum, to finish it.>God-kicking boots>Smashfists>Melt some of it in a more diluted steel-orichalcum alloy that will let you build a taller tower
Rolled 8>>32504252>>Set of orichalcum-bladed tools>God-kicking boots>Smashfists>Melt some of it in a more diluted steel-orichalcum alloy that will let you build a taller tower
Rolled 9>>32504252>Barrel and essential parts required to turn your staff into a magical firearm. You'll still need other parts, including 100% pure orichacum, to finish it.She needs a combat boost
Rolled 1What does it take to make a Hyperion Key? Or was it never elaborated on?
>>32504427It's going to be a glorious symbol of Maka's desire to bone the Unconquered Sun.
Rolled 6>>32504252>Set of orichalcum-bladed tools>God-kicking boots>Smashfists>Melt some of it in a more diluted steel-orichalcum alloy that will let you build a taller towersomething to help Val build more awesome and build a better Manse, and the boots and fists for Maka to suck less at punching>>32504500anon, we are voting for 4 things, not just 1
Rolled 7>>32504522Yes well that's the only one I give a shit about.The rest of you can decide the rest.
>>32504313I do like the idea of Maka having a shield, this isn't a vote to make it, but the image of Maka protecting people with a golden shield makes my heart flutter
Can we take the tower upgrade multiple times?
>>32504252>Melt ALL of it in a more diluted steel-orichalcum alloy that will let you build a taller towerMAKE IT QUADRUPLE TALLER
>>32504593We have to be careful, or we'll make it too high and hit the ceiling of creation and make the gods garding it angry
>>32504583Shields don't gain the benefit from Solar Hero Style. We'll parry better bare-handed.
>>325042523x>Melt some of it in a more diluted steel-orichalcum alloy that will let you build a taller tower>God-kicking boots
>>32504252>>Barrel and essential parts required to turn your staff into a magical firearm. You'll still need other parts, including 100% pure orichacum, to finish it.>>Set of orichalcum-bladed tools>>Set of throwing knives, x3>>High Heeled God-kicking boots
>>32504608AhHmLet's use two kilograms on the tower, then. God-kicker boots are a nobrainer, and then also the tools.
Rolled 7>>32504252>Smashfists>God-kicking boots>Reaper Daiklave>Set of orichalum-bladed tools
I hadn't realized we had this many lurkers
Rolled 8>>32504740Remember the vote for the manse's aspect?
We're already in auto-sage and EF never makes a second thread, so short thread today it seems.
>>32504740Most people will just go with the flow, but on stuff that will have lasting consequences people stop lurking, and some regulars start samefagging
>>32504740We don't. People just samefag like crazy whenever they think a choice could actually shape the upcoming course of the quest. It's fucking shameful, but totally normal and expected. I don't care too much - they clearly care enough more about it than me to cast many votes.>>32504774>EF never makes a second threadHe does occasionally. I hope today is one of those occasions.
>>32504753we do.This is just a question that brings out the lurkers
>>32504774He does sometimes. It's rare but it happens
>>32504753I actually wonder, the two best numbers for counting questers is EF's Twitter followers and the suptg voting, but neither is really accurate but it's what we haveHis twitter has 27 followers, some of those I assume are the same with multiple accounts for one reason of anotherThe threads on suptg usually average out 10 or so voters but of course not everyone votes, but the thread where we talked to Dancing Swallow had the most votes in a long time capping out at 18
Rolled 6It's really hard to tell if it's lurkers or samefagging, because the votes that encourage lurkers to delurk also lead to the most samefagging
Rolled 10>>32504830I think he has more readers than Twitter followers. I, for example, don't follow him on Twitter and still read.
>>32504830The number's probably close to the mid-high 20's. After all, there are people like me, who upvote every thread in the archive but don't even have a twitter.
Rolled 4>>32504830you do know barely anyone votes on Sup/tg/ and most anons bookmark QM's twitters so they don't have to make a twitter account right?
>>32504885Like I said, it's not very accurate but they're the only numbers we have available, the only numbers I have available at least
Rolled 4>>32504830I follow any exalted quest threads I find, but I don't use twitter
Rolled 6>>32504626Are there any MAs that use a shield?
You spend another day making sketches and plans for what you're going to do with all that delicious orichalcum.You remember Maka saying that she would have loved a weapon to go with her unarmed style. Maybe a pair of smashfists? But you also remember Tia doing a lengthy rant about how much Maka needed a pair of high-heeled thigh-high armor-plated combat boots.And drawing seveal pictures.You actually saved some, the... less explicit ones, for inspiration. You guess you'll start with that, and then think of a pair of smashfists that will fit the style.Then... you really want to use some of this metal to make for yourself a new set of tools.And, of course, you're going to use some of this as part of the structural strengthening for your tower. It's going to be AWESOME.You spend so much time thinking about this that you almost forget about the tower, in fact.By now, the foundation is perfectly done and ready, just waiting for the construction to begin. Since you dug so deep, you can probably fit several underground levels here. Which features should the underground area of the manse have? You can probably fit up to 5. Of course, you'll have a lot of space in the upper portions of the tower to fit what you won't put underground, and you can allocate more space to a single feature to make it more relevant or important.>armory>auditorium>barracks>bath>bedroom>dining hall>escape hatch>inner garden>kitchen>laboratory>library>manse core>meeting/war room>office/study>prison>servants' quarters>smithy>sorcery room>stable>storage area>temple>throne room >workshops>Other?
>>32505030>smithy>workshops>manse core>meeting/war room>bath
Rolled 9>>32505030>sorcery room>armory>escape hatch>manse core>meeting/war room
>>32505030AAAAAH DECISION PARALYSIS>manse core>laboratory>prison>workshops>servants' quarters
>>32505030We'll want vital things that need to be able to survive the tower getting damaged/destroyed underground, so...>armory>escape hatch>manse core>prisonThose are the things that ABSOLUTELY MUST survive the tower getting destroyed/damaged, right?I have no suggestion for a fifth item.
>>32504977.... Imperfect Lotus has one I think. Righteous Arbiter style. But it manufactures its own magic weapons, shield, armor, and mount from the Martial Artist's virtues. It's a terrestrial style whose powers grow with Virtue, not Essence. Good for teaching mortal followers.
>>32505030>auditorium>meeting/war room>bath>bedroom>manse core
To clarify, each of you can cast 5 votes. You CAN vote 5 times for the same thing. Unless there's a lot of agreement for a specific layout, i'll go with the votes, and give multiple spaces to areas that get a lot of votes more than the others, or if someone makes a very good argument for it.Having multiple areas makes the same location larger and more impressive. a single space for a bedroom would be a "normal" bedroom ("normal" for a queen living in a 5-dot manse, keep in mind) whereas for example 3 spaces of bedroom would be something quite vast, luxurious and extravagant. As always, assume that Valeriana has some kind of instructions from Maka (but also that she might have received instructions from Tia as well, and you can imagine what she wants)
Rolled 3>>32505030>You remember Maka saying that she would have loved a weapon to go with her unarmed style. Maybe a pair of smashfists? But you also remember Tia doing a lengthy rant about how much Maka needed a pair of high-heeled thigh-high armor-plated combat boots.>And drawing seveal pictures.I love you so much TiaSince this is or the basement levels>sorcery room>meeting/war room>workshops>escape hatch>manse coreThings we want safe and protected and a way out in case shit goes down
>>32505030>prison>barracks x2>escape hatch>libraryThe Manse core, Temple, and Throne room should be as high up as possible
Rolled 1>>32505108>The Manse coreDon't we want that somewhere safe?
Rolled 9>>32505030>escape hatch>meeting/war room>storage area>storage area>manse core
Rolled 4>>32505030>armory>escape hatch>manse core>prison>war roomIt'll be a bit of a bitch to have to climb down the entire tower every time there's some war going on, but it'll be worth it.
Rolled 10>>32505030>You actually saved some, the... less explicit ones, for inspiration.aww, she threw away the good ones?let's see, what do we need underground?>armory>barracks>manse core>manse core>prisonEverything that needs to survive attacks. Let's put the living quarters higher up so we can have windows and stuff.I wonder what taking manse core twice will do.
Rolled 4>>32505030>smithy>workshops>manse core>meeting/war room>laboratoryMost of the other stuff should be above-ground, either easily accessible or open to the sun especially the Auditorium and Temple.
Rolled 5>>32505030>armory>escape hatch>manse core>meeting/war room>smithy
>>32505115I'd think the core of a Solar manse would do better above ground
Rolled 7>>32505096what does taking manse core twice do?
>>32505096Ah. In that case, change this post:>>32505070To the following:>armory>escape hatch>manse core>manse core>prison
Rolled 4>>32505145Having the core destroyed makes the entire manse explode with essence build-up. It's a very bad idea to have it somewhere where it can be easily destroyed
Rolled 9>>32505136I have this image of the giant peak of the tower being a lighthouse design that absorbs Sunlight, with a shaft of essence-sunlight being focused down the length of the tower and amplified by the manse, all the way down to the basement Smithy and Lab where Valeria harnesses it for power.
Rolled 8>>32505145This anon is right. Like, wayyy right.>Laboratory>Meeting/war room>Prison>Smithy>Storage areThough, I don't know what I'm doing
>>32505145It'd do better above ground if you WANT our entire city to explode the first time it's attacked.Think of a manse core as a nuclear power plant that explodes like a fission bomb if someone cracks the containment wall.
Rolled 8>>32505030>armory>escape hatch>manse core>manse core>meeting/war room
>>32505151Makes it larger and fancier. Most of it would be empty space, so it can be used as a central room. Or you can merge it to another room and combine them, so you can have the manse core be part of the temple, or of the meeting room, or whatever.
Rolled 5>>32505191Right. MANSE CORE UNDERGROUND PEOPLE.And no prisons full of pesky prisoners nearby to sabotage it. We aren't an Empire serial villain.
Rolled 1>>32505207Is the manse core also the control room for the manse?
>>32505207Can we just take Manse Core twice to devote an entire room worth of space to shielding and defenses for it?
Rolled 8>>32505102Thinking about it. I want to combine the war room and the escape hatch so everyone there can get out easy in case theirs an attack and the tower falls, and with the fifth place empty I'll double the manse roomNew Votes>sorcery room>meeting/war room / escape hatch>workshops>manse core>manse core
>>32505030>escape hatch>laboratory>manse core>storage area>sorcery roomKeeping the important, powerful stuff together and safe. Escape hatch for ease of evacuating the important items/researches. Sorcery room for containment, if a ritual goes wrong.
>>32505227>>32505229Yes and yes.
Rolled 3I'm against the escape hatch. If we need to sue it then our kingdom is in ruins and we've lost anyways
Rolled 7>>32505201>>32505278Let's do that then
>>32505278Alright, well, I'm this anon:>>32505159>>32505070And I want one of those Manse Core votes to be all about making the Manse Core fucking indestructible.
Rolled 8>Manse Core>Manse Core>Manse Core>Laboratory>Armoury.
>>32505030>manse core x3>laboratory>sorcery room
Rolled 8So, sounds like consensus is to use at least two of the five slots to make a hyper-reinforced Manse Core to keep Pearl from exploding?
Rolled 2>>32505030>meeting/war room>manse core>manse core>escape hatch>storage area (For artifactey shit)
Finally, the construction begins, according to your well laid-out design.In the centre of the underground layer, a reinforced room, designed to be easily defensible and as sturdy as possible, will hold the Manse's core and control room, from where the Essence will be gathered and channeled.You also design (and account for in the project) a secret passage leading outside, but you don't put it on the project you hand lean and the workers, and keep the idea for yourself. You'll add it personally later.You devote the rest of the space to a large war room, sitting just above the core room, and armories and stockpiles of armor and weapons. In case of war, the underground levels of the tower will have to be a bunker.Detailed design of the aboveground levels can wait until the foundations are completely laid, for now. You still have to see how the essence will react with the stone bricks and if your project will channel it properly into the core like you've designed. You instruct you men to begin cutting the stone and lay it down according to your plans.>I should focus on the manse.>I can take a few days off to work on the orichalcum, no big deal.
>>32505550>I can take a few days off to work on the orichalcum, no big deal.We've got the work started, no need to micromanage.
>>32505550>I can take a few days off to work on the orichalcum, no big deal.we want it in time for our attack on the lintha
Rolled 1>>32505550>I can take a few days off to work on the orichalcum, no big deal.Might as well finish this and be done with it
>>32505550>I can take a few days off to work on the orichalcum, no big deal.
Rolled 2>>32505550>I can take a few days off to work on the orichalcum, no big deal.That's something our workers CAN'T do.
Rolled 6>>32505602I'm posting in another thread between updates so I keep forgetting my dice.
Rolled 8>>32505550>>I should focus on the manse.Foundations are critical. We should ensure it's perfect.
Rolled 5>>32505550>>I should focus on the manse.The core rooms/bunkers are kinda critical to get right. Fucking up these bits is very, very bad.
Rolled 3>>32505550>I should focus on the manse.
Rolled 4>>32505596Oh, yeah, dice.
Rolled 4>>32505550We're on Page 6 and autosage. Will we be getting a new thread today, or will you wrap today up once we hit page 9/10?
Rolled 3>>32505550>>I should focus on the manse.
As the work proceeds at the tower, you pick up your tools and shards of orichalcum and pack them on a horse, leaving for the Dancing Smoke volcano.Travel across Tianna has become a lot safer, or so you've been told. In any case, no trouble happens to you and you reach the volcano's summit unimpeded.And......you were kinda expecting to just walk here and find Dancing Smoke, but apparently she's not here. You know that Maka has a prayer that draws her attention and lets her summon, in a way, the goddess, but prayer is not your forte. (besides, it seems that Maka's problem is mostly getting rid of that lecherous goddess rather than calling her). Besides, you'd feel a bit embarrassed if you tried dancing like she does.>Try to repeat Maka's prayer. Don't dance.>Try to repeat Maka's prayer. Dance.>Simply try to call Dancing Smoke.>Wait around, hope you get noticed.>Other?
Rolled 4>>32505602forgot my dice>>32505695quoting the wrong post there, buddy.unless you're me, because I'm also doing the same
Rolled 3>>32505727>Try to repeat Maka's prayer. Dance.Naked.
Rolled 5>>32505727>Try to repeat Maka's prayer. Dance.maybe she'll ask maka for dance lessons afterwardand Maka will think she wants 'dance' lessons
>>32505727>Try to repeat Maka's prayer. Dance.There's nobody else around. It'll be fiiiine.
Rolled 9>>32505727>Try to repeat Maka's prayer. Dance.we have 6 dice, that means average 3 successes. we should be fine
Rolled 8>>32505727>Try to repeat Maka's prayer. Don't dance.We'll just look silly.>>32505732Bah it was one of the first couple votes. And we didn't need to roll anyway.
Rolled 1>>32505727>Try to repeat Maka's prayer. Dance.What could happenWe'll ask Maka for dancing lessons is what
Rolled 8>>32505727>Try to repeat Maka's prayer. Dance.She has a Social + Zenith of 6. That's how much Maka's had for much of this quest, excellencies aside. She should do well enough.
Rolled 10>>32505767>There's nobody else around. It'll be fiiiine.except for the god, of course.inb4 Smoke hits on Valeriana
>>32505727>Simply try to call Dancing Smoke.
Rolled 8>>32505767Forgot mah dice
Rolled 10>>32505732>>32505746>>32505748>>32505788>>32505768>>32505769>>325057773 Success, or 2 depending on how EF counts >>32505788
Social + Zenith = 4 3 5 9 8 1 = 2 successesYou wait a bit, then, bored, you start trying to go over Maka's steps on the dance she showed you once. There's no way you could pull that off. Much less in her clothing or lack thereof. But still......well, there's no one around here. You try the full dance.Nothing happens, and you sit back down depressed, trying to think of another way to summon her....nothing comes to mind, so you decide to try the dance again..."Not like that."You turn around, and find yourself face-to-face with the volcano goddess."Y-you saw?!"She sighs, disappointed. "You need to show a lot more skin for that, girl.""I...what?""Even though you have such a beautiful body~" She grins and stares at you, undressing you with her eyes. And probably violating you you can't even imagine in how many different ways. "Er, I... uh, I need your lava."Her grin suddenly grows a lot wider and more perverted. A bit of drool escapes the corners of her mouth. You hear the volcano growling."...No, wait! I didn't mean that way! I, I need a high-temperature forge to melt down orichalcum, and help in reforging it...!" you try and explain."Oh, I'm sure we... can come to an agreement." She hisses, leaning closer and putting an arm around your shoulders. She is almost unbearably hot to the touch."Y, you have agreements with Maka, right? This goes to her advantage as well! I am going to make weapons for her out of this material, after all...""Oh, don't worry, I'll definitely help you." She says, her hands beginning to tentatively grope you and delicately slip your clothes off you. "In a minute~">Whack her with your staff. You're not here to be her plaything.>Try and talk you way out of her harassment and back on the business track.>You don't like where this is going, but you're on the ride anyway.>What would Maka do? She'd probably try and take control. Maybe that's the best way to deal with her.>Other?
Rolled 8>>32506126>You don't like where this is going, but you're on the ride anyway.NO BRAKES ON THE RAPE TRAIN
Rolled 3>>32506126>You don't like where this is going, but you're on the ride anyway.B-but girls can't love girls
Rolled 2>>32506126>Try and talk you way out of her harassment and back on the business track.
Rolled 10>>32506126>>Try and talk you way out of her harassment and back on the business track.BUSINESS BEFORE QUESTIONABLY PLEASURABLE ACTIONS
Rolled 4>>32506126>>What would Maka do? She'd probably try and take control. Maybe that's the best way to deal with her.
Rolled 7>>32506126>Try and talk you way out of her harassment and back on the business track.And I don't suppose there's any charms we could use to help out hereMaybe a twilight roll to figure out a way to get her to back down?
Rolled 3>>32506126>>What would Maka do? She'd probably try and take control. Maybe that's the best way to deal with her.Mostly because I find Smoke Getting hoisted by her own petard to be hilarious.
Rolled 4>>32506126>>Try and talk you way out of her harassment and back on the business track.Meep
Rolled 4>>32506126>Try and talk you way out of her harassment and back on the business track.As much as I want to see Smoke molest this poor girl, we are not Maka.
Rolled 3>>32506126>What would Maka do? She'd probably try and take control. Maybe that's the best way to deal with her.
Rolled 2>>32506126>What would Maka do? She'd probably try and take control. Maybe that's the best way to deal with her.
Rolled 6>>32506126>What would Maka do? She'd probably try and take control. Maybe that's the best way to deal with her.We should try to hold her hand until she agrees to help us.
Rolled 9>>32506126>What would Maka do? She'd probably try and take control. Maybe that's the best way to deal with her.We need a WWMD bracelet.
Rolled 7>>32506126>Try and talk you way out of her harassment and back on the business track.Vale is a pure girl that isn't Maka,
Rolled 5>>32506126>Try and talk you way out of her harassment and back on the business track.It's Maka's job to corrupt her, not Smoke's
Rolled 6>>32506126>Attempt to talk business while getting molested
>>32506251I could just see that becoming a ludicrously popular item. And provide terrible advice to everyone. I approve immensely.
Rolled 4>>32506126>What would Maka do? She'd probably try and take control. Maybe that's the best way to deal with her.
Rolled 2>>32506278>Did the sex work?NO! IT JUST MADE THE SITUATION WORSE!>The you didn't fuck them hard enough.>You should seek the answer in Ingis Divine's light.But I need an answer now.>Pray to The Unconquered Sun and try again laterLUNA DAMN IT!
Rolled 1>>32506126>What would Maka do? She'd probably try and take control. Maybe that's the best way to deal with her.I feel compelled to write out a short bit of prose describing how we take control. But this is a blue board.Suffice to say, we should mention how the... hot fluids of the lava will be sliding along and drenching the things that will soon wrap around Maka's body.
Rolled 3>>32506278"Just suck them all off!""Stripteases are always a good way to make a first impression!""If she won't join your harem, punching is a good backup solution for conflict-resolution.""Everyone fights better in a bikini - make them the new dress code!""That suit doesn't show enough skin for a funeral."
Rolled 8>>32506388hot fluids of the lava will be sliding along and drenching the things that will soon wrap around Maka's body.
Rolled 3>>32506388>I feel compelled to write out a short bit of prose describing how we take control. But this is a blue board.Text is blueboard legal. SFW only applies to images.If you still have reservations, post it to pastebin.Seriously, though, written smut is 100% rules-allowed.
>>32506388Put it in the smut thread
Rolled 9>>32506388Text is okayOr put it up on a pastebin
Rolled 4>>32506427But those aren't archived, so future anons won't get to enjoy it unless they use foolz.
Rolled 2>>32506278>>32506380>>32506398When do we start production?
Damnit, another close vote.Besides, there's a lot more stuff that I wanted to do with Valeriana, but thread's already on page 8 and I have to leave in a few minutes...WWMD is winning by a single vote, but i'll go with that.
>>32506632Well, at least we get to see Vale trying to be seductive and being flustered and terrible at it
>>32506679She got 4 successes.
Rolled 6>>32506632Do you want to continue Valeriana some other day or are we going to go back to Maka next time?I wouldn't mind more Vale personally
Rolled 6>>32506632I don't think anyone would object to you making another thread later if you had the time. Even if it didn't last long.
>>32506679WWMD could translate to, "Convince Smoke to have sex with Maka for favors."
>>32506698I'm not convinced that's enough...
Social + Zenith = 8 3 2 10 4 7 = 4 successesYou're a pure girl. You're not like Maka. You've not known her for long, but you have reason to believe that that self-proclaimed "queen" really is some kind of sex monster in human form. To say nothing of Tia. She's almost worse.But you've seen how Maka keeps this animal-like goddess in line.Besides, you might not be as filthy as Maka, but you're no shy virgin. You've had sex countless times (in your imagination)! You're the very definition of an experienced lover (in your imagination)!It's time to put all that practice to use.As her hands reach under your dress, you slap her. Hard.You suspect you hurt yourself more than her, but the purpose was to startle her, which you did."...huh?" She mumbles, taking a step back, She evidently wasn't expecting that kind of reaction.As a response, you grab her and pull her back to you."Is that the way to treat a Princess of the Earth visiting you?""Uh... but-""You didn't even invite me to your Sanctum? Just here out in the rocks? How UNREFINED can you be?""I-""You ANIMAL."With an ease that frankly surprises you as well, you grab her and slam her down on a large slab of volcanic rock nearby, back down, belly up. "FINE, then. If you want to do it like this, then I'LL show you, and then you WILL give me all the lava I need, even if I have to MILK it out of you.""But I was just fool-"She shuts up when you open her bra and move on the counterattack.Yep, you were trained for this.[Session end]>>32506704I'm considering it.
Rolled 3>>32506919>Besides, you might not be as filthy as Maka, but you're no shy virgin. You've had sex countless times (in your imagination)! You're the very definition of an experienced lover (in your imagination)!Valeriana is cuteI can almost see her bragging to Maka about this
Rolled 2>>32506919Thanks for the thread, EF!t-t-too lewd
>>32506919Great thread as always EFI'm glad to see you back too, I was worried you were getting burned out
Rolled 6>>32506919Thanks for running EF. Great thread, as always.
Rolled 1>>32506919>even if I have to MILK it out of you.
>>32506951>"That's great! Now, do you want to come with me next time I leave to have sex with the ocean for a weekend?"Maka is the queen of sluts. Trying to outdo her would probably kill Vale.
>>32506919Some smutfag get on this! Please.Thanks for running!
>>32507017Maka is not really a slut just good at making love and punching things (occasionally at the same time)
>>32507017Eh, we'll just have to teach her ho to keep up with us.
>>32507017That's what training is for. I wonder if Smoke is going to learn her lesson when it comes to trying to seduce Solars. Maka is one thing, but here we have a mousy scholar take control in all of 5 seconds.
>>32507077Yeah, I keep forgetting how small Smoke's social dice pool must be.
>>32507093Well, she probably has an okay Social score, but her Zenith is probably pretty low, so that means low integrity for resisting seduction.
>>32507077I don't think it's anything special on Vale's part, more that Smoke is airheaded as hell and doesn't really know how to be in control. I think they're both kind of cute, though, in their own way.
So I was bored and I kinda threw this together on Anathema, what do you guys think?I was more or less going for a general Maka feel, I don't think I really got it though
>>32506919....why to I have the idea that sometime in the near future Maka's going to stumble onto some Lava-Milking Machine concept sketches in one of Val's journals?
>>32507495>Lava-Milking MachineIt's going to be a pump that pulls lava from Dancing Smokes volcano into Valeriana's workshop isn't it?
>>32507495>concept sketchesyou mean Smoke, strapped to some 'lava' Milking machine
Rolled 2>>32507530Just keep telling yourself that.....
>>32507465Whenever I'm screwing around in Anathema I make her 26. Also I make the Aegis in her Anima Banner Heart Shaped. It just seems to fit.Statwise I give her a few ranks in survival because she's from the South, Gem at that, and had to get all the way to the west, alone (as far as we know). I also give her another rank in Linguistics so she Can speak Flametongue, Old Realm, and Seatongue. Lastly a point in dodge, because I don't think we tank EVERY hit.
>>32507624Also a Point in Lore so she can write
>>32507147I think it's more that Smoke actually doesn't mind someone having their way with her in bed. She sure as hell isn't going to admit the thrill she gets from it, but it's probably obvious to anyone paying attention that she's a bit more... ardent in those kinds of situations.
>>32507624>Also I make the Aegis in her Anima Banner Heart Shaped. It just seems to fit.I do like that
>>32507689At this point, maybe she gets off extra on being dommed by shy, pure virgins (or close enough). Like an ultimate sub thing, and a contrast to her non-sexual interactions.
>>32507799There's something to be said about being pressed against something by a lover. A wall, a soft bed, the ground, whatever it might be, it's quite a feeling. That's probably part of why Maka's so good at what she does, heh.Smoke probably didn't know what the fuck during her festival, but the back of her head had a voice constantly saying "YEP, THIS IS PRETTY MUCH THE BEST."
>>32507624>Old RealmCan I ask why would Maka know Old Realm?
>>32507885No real reason other than it's useful. It's one of the three trade languages (alongside Riverspeak and High Realm) and is also the language spoken by the gods. It's something I think both a Princess/Queen of Gem and A Zenith Caste Solar would do well to know.
Rolled 6>>32506919>"But I was just fool-">She shuts up when you open her bra and move on the counterattack..... Did Val just rape Dancing Smoke? Out of misunderstanding casual flirty playfullness with sexual overtones?Maka is such a good influence on people.