Over the course of the next half a hour, pretty much the entire crew of the Tianna fleet comes to offer you their congratulations. Even if you might have planned to keep the good news a secret for now, Karas' outburst guaranteed that the news of your pregnancy spread like wildfire, whether you wanted it or not.Finally overwhelmed by emotion, your brother fainted for a spell, and was dragged by Amata and Zaan back to his own room, leaving you, finally, a bit more time to rest, relax, and patiently soak in the news yourself.Tia, who was immensely happy and proud the moment she heard the new, is now a lot more pensive and reserved. She seems to have been spooked by all the shouting and screaming and confusion that has been going, and is now... moody. She's sitting on the floor, next to your bed, silent, probably lost in her own thoughts and worries.Sometimes her reactions do remind you of a small, barely-domesticated woodland animal.>Tell her something (what?)>Let her sort herself out>Stand up from the bed, go and check Zaan>Stand up from the bed, go and look for someone else (who?)>(other?)
>>36406671>>Tell her somethingwanna come 'explain' the situation to my brother? im sure we can bring him around
>>36406671>Stand up from the bed, go and look for Karas.We need to sort him out. Tia's fine.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36406671>Tell her something (what?)She has to a lot more gentle now>Stand up from the bed, go and check ZaanDouble check that babies are ok
Nevermind, I'm silly, didn't update the XP. you're at 4.Anyway.>Who are we?Maka, an exiled noble Exalted as a Zenith-caste Solar. She was 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. But things are also looking up. You have gathered a lot of allies and friends, have a powerful Manse under construction, and are unifying Tianna in a great nation under your overwhelming charisma.You just discovered the reason everyone seems to be so interested in Tianna: an enormous magical fortress lies buried underground, a relic of the First Age with enough firepower to destroy anything...>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=Solar%20Quest>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>Any questions?http://ask.fm/Exaltedfag
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36406671>Tell her something (what?)What's she thinking about, if rather not get up from bed, in pretty sure we're suppose to be resting.Great to see you back EF
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36406671Stay in bed. Rest. Make sure that Karas is sent back in when he regains consciousness, but otherwise just chill and focus on growing back our everything.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36406671>Stand up from the bed, go and look for Karas.We still need to actually go see him.
"What's on your mind?" You break the silence."Mh." She mumbles, hugging her knees. "Are you worried?" You ask her, leaning a bit closer, your hair brushing on her shoulder. She shivers. "Yes.""Don't mind all that screaming. We'll tackle this together, one step at a time. Karas is just overreacting." You pat her head, trying to calm her down and cheer her up."...I... I don't think..." She turns to you. You see tears streaking down her face.It's so strange to see her cry. She's so strong that you'd almost think her to be entirely beyond tears."...I don't think... I should be allowed... to be... so happy.""...why not?" You can only ask after a long, silent pause, broken only by her sighs and hiccups."I... I hurt you. I let you run around alone. I put you in danger. I...""I'm alright. I'll be alright, Tia. I'm sturdy. We'll be alright.""I'm not going to leave you alone." She mumbles. "Ever again."You lie back down on the bed.Some more minutes of silence pass. You stare into the wooden ceiling, listening to the noise of the waves and the steps of the crewmen above and around you."...We'll be happy, Tia. I promise."She sniffs and nods slowly."...Tia?""...Yes?""...Can you go and call Karas?"She stands up and walks up to the door of your room, and opens it. You hear a crewman walking by, along the corridor, then his steps suddenly stop. From the bed, you can't clearly see what's happening."Um... yes?" you hear him ask, nervously.Silence."...Lady Tia? Is everything alright? You're-""Bring Karas here.""K-Karas?""Do it.""Yessir I'll do it right away.""...""...Um, M-miss Tia?""What?""Er, can you put me down? Or else I can't-""Oh." sound of boots touching the wooden plank floor. "Sorry.""...Thank you." You hear him dashing away.(cont.)
>>36407371nearly-yandere best dere
Hey, no being mean to mortals!Just think "What would Maka do"
A few minutes layer, you hear another set of steps approaching. Tia, who has been sitting on the floor, stands up, alerted.Karas enters the room. He looks more in control now, but he still has a slightly wild look on his face.As soon as he shows up, Tia stands up between you and him. The two stare into each other's eyes."Behave." You warn both of them, and they both lower their eyes. Tia lets him approach."...I don't know what to say." Karas mumbles, kneeling down next to your bed and taking you hand in his. "This is all happening way too fast.""It'll be alright." You reassure him.He doesn't look too convinced. "Maka." He says, looking dead serious into your eyes. "We need to talk."You sure do, you think."...You're going to marry here in Tianna."You nod."...What about Gem? What's going to happen to our homeland? Are you going to just leave it under that usurper, Rankar?">I don't know.>I plan on unifying the crowns of Gem and Tianna under myself>I plan on abdicating... or, rather, renounce my claim on Gem entirely. My home is here now.>I was thinking on leaving the crown of Gem to you, since you're second in line.>I'll worry about it some other time.
>>36407479>>I plan on unifying the crowns of Gem and Tianna under myself
>>36407445She is funny like this, could she be feeling guilt over killing the first age solar?
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36407479>>I plan on abdicating... or, rather, renounce my claim on Gem entirely. My home is here now.
>>36407479>>I plan on unifying the crowns of Gem and Tianna under myselfThe Unconqured Sun has given me the world, all that is left is to convert it
>>36407479>I plan on unifying the crowns of Gem and Tianna under myself>But if you want, I can leave the crown to you instead, since you're second in lineHow about we ask if he wants to become king before claiming two Kingdoms for ourselves?
>>36407479>I plan on unifying the crowns of Gem and Tianna under myself
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36407479>I plan on unifying the crowns of Gem and Tianna under myselfThose are our cities
>>36407517I mean we could, but he'll probably say he didn't want it
>>36407574I don't expect him to accept, but it couldn't hurt to be polite and ask.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36407479We're planning on unifying, right? Consolidating a power base in Tianna and then retaking Gem?
>>36407597That's what we've said before I believe
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36407479>>36407517This if we can
"I'm going to unify them in a single kingdom." you reply, confidently.Tia nods energically."So... You plan on overthrowing Rankar?""Of course." you smile. "By the way, what do you know about the situation back home?""As far as I know, Rankar is just a mortal. He doesn't have much supernatural help, or at all. Heck, you could probably retake Gem on your own. Unless he's allied with the Realm, but even then, Gem is still a long way from everywhere else. No reinforcements for him.""That's also the problem, is it." You reason. "It would take way months to get to Gem from here. And right now I can't leave Tianna that gingerly. Unlike Gem, there's plenty of supernatural trouble going on here. Trouble that needs the Exalted." You look at him. "...did you consider becoming King of Gem yourself?"You see a look of utter horror and panic on your face. "Me?! I don- I don't know the first thing about rulership! I don't know... Like, taxes, or trade, or stuff like that! I don't even remember the names of the noble families of Gem! I'd just end up ruining everything."But, you reason, if Rankar doesn't have supernatural help, Karas, with maybe a bit of extra assistance, could easily retake it. But you'd have to divert Exalted manpower from Tianna, to fight on two fronts...> Karas, how about you bring Mikahil with you to Gem and together you retake it for me?> it wasn't a serious suggestion... I want to focus everything with the trouble we have here, for now. Gem will have to wait.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36407710>> it wasn't a serious suggestion... I want to focus everything with the trouble we have here, for now. Gem will have to wait.
>>36407710>it wasn't a serious suggestion... I want to focus everything with the trouble we have here, for now. Gem will have to wait.First rule of nation building, don't get greedy and take more territory than you can hold
>>36407710>> it wasn't a serious suggestion... I want to focus everything with the trouble we have here, for now. Gem will have to wait.gem is a pleasant cathartic experience, or perhaps some flashbacks. not a priority when we have a TITAN that is underneath our island
>>36407710>it wasn't a serious suggestion... I want to focus everything with the trouble we have here, for now. Gem will have to wait.Plus I really don't want to send away our Dawn now that we got one
> it wasn't a serious suggestion... I want to focus everything with the trouble we have here, for now. Gem will have to wait.Don't even joke about that. We need both of them here. Mikahil for ruling Pearl and Karas for happy family and fightingand incest
>>36407710> it wasn't a serious suggestion... I want to focus everything with the trouble we have here, for now. Gem will have to wait.
"...it wasn't a serious suggestion, don't worry." You shake your head. "I don't want to split our forces.""...but, mom and dad..."You fall silent."They might be in Gem, for all we know. Rankar might still have them. Same with sis."That is something you didn't consider."...are we just leaving them there? Now that we found each other, and we've been both Exalted with the power to do SOMETHING about it?" He urges you."...what do YOU intend to do?" You ask him."I'm rubbish at planning, you know." He shrugs. "Honestly, I have no idea. On one side, I want to say, well, Maka is fine, she has friends and allies, she can take care of herself. I'll go back to Gem alone. But on the other side, now that I found you, and you're in... In this condition? I don't want to go." He sounds terribly conflicted.> ...you should go to Gem. See if they're there. Help them.> You'll stay with me. We'll send someone else, someone good with covert work.> It might sound callous, but we can't do this now. We'll have to be patient.
>>36407821sheeeeet. not good.> You'll stay with me. We'll send someone else, someone good with covert work.mik and 5tails?
>>36407821>> You'll stay with me. We'll send someone else, someone good with covert work.>>36407823theyre probably the best we have, along with archer dragonborn for backup
>>36407828blooded* im out, need sleep
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36407821>> You'll stay with me. We'll send someone else, someone good with covert work.>>36407823yeah those would be the best bet
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36407821>You'll stay with me. We'll send someone else, someone good with covert work.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36407821> You'll stay with me. We'll send someone else, someone good with covert work.Send someone more subtle than him
>>36407821>You'll stay with me. We'll send someone else, someone good with covert work.We'll get them out first and then take back Gem when we can
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36407821At MOST I want to send one of our sneaks to go try to locate and liberate the rest of our family. We need Karas for Titan business. Maybe send our 'dancer' to go see what she can find and quietly, efficiently kill our family's way to freedom? She's powerful enough, especially with those artifacts, and I can scarcely think of a greater sign of trust and responsibility.
>>36407821> You'll stay with me. We'll send someone else, someone good with covert work.
>>36407847Her, Mik, and Tails would be a good team to send
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36407868I hope we'll get to play as them sometimes.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36407847I approve of this plan.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36407821> You'll stay with me. We'll send someone else, someone good with covert work.
>>36407868>>36407949We will need Mik for Pearl.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36407976yeah, at most we can afford to send 5Tails and DancerMcAbs
>>36407976Pearl won't be ready for a while plus as far as long distance travel is concerned, he's out fastest guy, he could get to Gem and back faster than anyone else
"...I'll send someone there. Someone good with covert work. If mom, dad and sis are there, they'll save them." You reassure him. "But at the same time we have to focus here. We..." You lower your head. "...we're Exalted. We have a responsibility towards all of Creation now, as well."He nods. He doesn't like the idea any more than you do, but he seems to understand."...speaking of which, you still haven't told me why you're here in the West. What happened? How did you Exalt?" You ask him."...I put up a fight against Rankar before getting caught. He wanted to teach me a lesson, I guess. He sold me into slavery to a merchant, as a galley rower."You listen intently."...and they were attacked by a pirate ship near the Coral Archipelago. I was part of the loot.""What pirates?" You ask."The worst kind. Skullstone pirates."You heard about Skullstone's naval might. A nation of shadows, where the dead and the living exist side by side. With vast military, economic and industrial power. Led by the wise and enigmatic Silver Prince.Putting things in perspective, it's not hard for you now to guess that this Silver Prince must be another Deathlord."...you've seen Skullstone?""Wish I hadn't." He nods. "Don't believe the stories of an utopia beyond life and death. It's bullshit. It's a carnival of horrors there. I've seen people, humans, bought like slaves and used as construction materials. Harvested for flesh and bone. And... I might be dumb, but I can make basic math.""...and?""And less than one-twentieth of the dead leave a ghost in their wake there. The numbers don't match up."(Cont.)
"...where do the missing ghosts go?"He shrugs. "No idea. I'll make an educate guess, though: I don't think they pass into Lethe and reincarnate peacefully." He takes a long sigh. "I Exalted when my time for being harvested finally came. The Unconquered Sun spared my life, out of... so many dead. I... I'd like to think it was because I'm supposed to do something about it."You shiver. Has it been always this cold? Tia is lying on the ground, staring up at Karas, immobile. Her face is still streaked with tears, but she is utterly expressionless now, apart for her red, veiled eyes."...that first bit of poetry you said." You recall. "The melancholy of the skies, mixed with wind and rain and dust..."He laughs humorlessly. "I was marked for death. They didn't think of me as human. I learned a few secrets there, since they talked about them freely in front of me.""A password for the Silver Prince's agents?"He nods. "They're all over the place. I wanted to make sure you weren't on the Silver Prince's side.""...even though I'm a Solar?""The captain of the pirate ship that boarded us was a Solar. A Dawn. Moray Darktide." He replies. "I don't know why, but he works for the Silver Prince of Skullstone."You massage your forehead. You're about to get a headache, you know it.>ask him about the Silver Prince's agents>ask him about the Silver Prince's plans>ask him about the Tyrant of the Doomsday Machine>ask him another question (what?)>(other)
>>36408088>ask him about the Tyrant of the Doomsday MachineWhat happens when you nuke a shadowland?
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36408088>ask him about the Silver Prince's planslooks like we found our next target after taking care of the Lintha
>>36408088>ask him about the Tyrant of the Doomsday Machine
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>>36408088>ask him about the Silver Prince's plansAny idea if he plans to attack?> evil solarMan fuck him
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36408088>>ask him about the Silver Prince's plans
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36408088>The Unconquered Sun spared my life, out of... so many dead.Did he speak him with, with Sol I mean.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36408176If he did we should have a joint 'prayer' session and say hi to UCS-sempai
>>36408254>'prayer'Hey, that's legit praying that Maka does, you know?
>>36408176I wonder if senpai mentioned us, and that's how Karas found us.
You sink in the bed. "What is he planning?""You promise you're not going to laugh?" He replies.You blink. You're not seeing anything that could be so funny right now."I promise. Come on, tell me.""World domination."You start laughing. Karas quickly joins you. Even the silent and moody Tia cracks a grin."You're pulling my leg.""No, I'm honest. I think all Deathlords are messed up in the head like that or something.""Yeah, probably.""Seriously, now. He's building an army and a fleet. A BIG fleet. Of powerful ships with advanced magic and technology.""...How powerful?""I'm no expert in naval warfare, even though I've been studying." He points out. "But I'd guess... If the ships I've seen under construction get completed, crewed and launched? It's not even going to be a fight worth betting on.""Even against the Realm's Water Fleet?""Even if they combine the Realm's Water, Air, Wood, Fire and Home fleets. No bet."You whistle. "That's impressive, in a way.""The wrong way.""Yes, of course, the wrong way, but it's still a way." You add. "...We have a problem with a Deathlord in Tianna, too.""Tyrant of the Doomsday Machine. I heard something.""What do you know?""Not much." He admits. "The Silver Prince's fleet considers her an enemy force. There's no friendship between them. Other than that, she has a small but elite naval fleet, and seems to prefer aerial forces." He thinks about it. "The Silver Prince is more political. Economical. He's a leader and a religious, messianic figure. From what i gathered, the Tyrant seems more like... Engineering. Technical. Military. More pragmatic. More focused. They also don't seem to have interests in Creation other than Tianna.""Sounds like that." You explain. "We have a truce with them. I'd like to think we can reason with them."He crooks his head to the side. "With a Deathlord?">If it's possible to solve this peacefully, it's worth a try.>I'm just buying time. I don't actually trust her.
>>36408298>If it's possible to solve this peacefully, it's worth a try.It all depends on what her deal is, what she's after in the long run.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36408298>If it's possible to solve this peacefully, it's worth a try.
>>36408298>>If it's possible to solve this peacefully, it's worth a try.We don't trust her, but we acknowledge the pragmatic reality of her factions power
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36408298>>If it's possible to solve this peacefully, it's worth a try.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36408298>If the ships I've seen under construction get completed, crewed and launched? It's not even going to be a fight worth betting on.Not unless you have a Titan on your side
>>36408298>I'm just buying time. I don't actually trust her.They won't stop unless they have the Titan. There will be no diplomacy.
>>36408377>TitanInfinity+1 like in kindergarten. That said, >I'm just buying time. I don't actually trust her.How do you reason with a deathlord? Barring them being EFs sacred barbeque, you don't
>>36408298>I'm just buying time. I don't actually trust her.
>>36408400>How do you reason with a deathlord?I don't know but>"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."Are you saying UCS lied to us?
"I want to leave all options open. If we CAN have a peaceful solution...""...with A DEATHLORD...""...I still want to have that option. We have enough enemies, there are enough troubles and problems in Creation right now."He takes a long, long, slow, deep breath, trying to regain composure. "I'll go along with your plan, Maka. But it's because I trust you."An idea strikes you. "... recently, despite the truce, there has been some events in Tianna which suggest a Deathlord's involvement. The Tyrant's Deathknights deny it's been their doing, however, and blame a third party.""That's what they would say.""I know, but... what if it's the Silver Prince? Does he have agents in Tianna?"He seems to take your suggestion seriously. "...I don't know for sure, but he might. I wouldn't be surprised. That could explain it, I imagine. But the big question is, why Tianna? It's a large island, but it's not densely inhabited, it's not rich in resources or magic, and it's not strategically positioned. Plus, it's, well, full of Exalted right now, so really, what's the reason behind all this? I can't figure it out.">I have no idea either (lie)>...Because of the Titan. (truth)>(Change subject. To what?)>(Other?)
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36408298>If it's possible to solve this peacefully, it's worth a try.>I still don't trust her, of course
>>36408444>There's a reason, we can't tell you but there is oneI want him to take it seriously, but we still got to keep the promise we made with Amata
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36408444>(Change subject. To what?)>so, got a girlfriend yet? Want help finding one? Or maybe a boyfriend? Or both?
>>36408444>I have no idea either (lie)We need to find a way to turn this Titan into an asset we can use rather than a secret we need to hide from everybody.
>>36408444> Something that could wipe out the Prince's fleetDon't forget that promise we made
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36408444>>36408466This
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36408444>I have no idea either (lie)I hate having to lie to people. We need to figure out who Amata made that oath with so we can get rid of it.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36408466>>36408444>Wana share?
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36408444>(Change subject. To what?)"Who knows why a Deathlord does anything? But having you here makes me feel a little safer. We've had run ins with the Tyrant's servants. Nothing serious so far but I get the feeling that the Tyrant is losing patience.""Maybe you should have chat with Mikhail about Skullstone. I'm sure he'd be most interested."
>>36408444>>36408479> Something that could wipe out the Prince's fleetI don't remember any promise, but we gotta have respect for our brother and our Dawn. Gotta let him in on things.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36408520We did promise to not tell anyone about the Titan, though it wasn't bound with magics or anything.
>>36408520We promised Amata not to talk about the Titan with anyone, she wasn't suppose to either, but she kinda got around it by just not really but totally showing it us
>>36408444>I have no idea either (lie)
>tfw perfect moment to post art>tfw it's not finished and the moment is lostSuffering.
>>36408599We'll remember you said this when you do finish the art, or at least when you post it
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36408599post a wip
You hesitate."...It's confusing." You admit. "To be honest, I have no idea what Tyrant's ultimate goal is. Or if the Silver Prince of Skullstone is in on it. But he probably is.""Mh." He nods silently."But, for now, we have to focus on the Lintha. Let's worry about the Deathlords later."He nods again, lost in thought."So how about you. Any girlfriends? Or boyfriends?"He nods again. "Mh." Then, he shakes his head, confused. "Bluh? N- no, wait."You grin and wait for an answer, silently pressuring him with your gaze."...I, uh. No. No one. I- I haven't had exactly... I've never been in one place a long time..." He mumbles, flustered."Come on, you can tell your big sis." You grin."No, really, I don't have anyone." He's sweating bullets."Not even someone you fancy?"He stays silent. Tia exchanges a sly grin with you.>Press on. You want to know.>Leave him his space. He'll tell you when he feels like it.>Change subject, talk about something else. (what?)>Continue with some light conversation. Time to kick back and relax.
>>36408658>>Press on. You want to know.C'mon you've already met our wives
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36408658>Press on. You want to know.
>>36408658>Press on. You want to know.[Shit eating grin intensifies]
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36408658>Leave him his space. He'll tell you when he feels like it.>Continue with some light conversation. Time to kick back and relax.
>>36408658>>Press on. You want to know.Show that you're a joking nee-san rather than a dissaproving mother, though
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36408440Believe in the UCS
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36408658Big sister time! Keep asking!
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36408658Press onwards!
>>36408658>Leave him his space. He'll tell you when he feels like it.Onee-chama~
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36408658>Press on. You want to know.Matchmaker Maka is on the case
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36408658>Continue with some light conversation. Time to kick back and relax.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36408658>Leave him his space. He'll tell you when he feels like it.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36408744>>36408740>>36408707>>36408676Deez nines. Also, dice anons, we may need them
(Unfortunately i have to AFK, and it could be a while. Next updates will be unpredictable.)
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36408658>Continue with some light conversation. Time to kick back and relax.
>>36408755Damn, Well to pass the time: Does anyone have suggestions for the name of the God-of-Getting-Pregnant-Despite-Drinking-Maiden's-Tea? It's kinda tripping up my little fic(He's a friend of the God-Of-Excessive-Hyphens)
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36408755Darn, we'll be waiting EF
>>36408658>Continue with some light conversation. Time to kick back and relax.
>>36408658>Press on. You want to know.Tease him? Would we do that?
>Press on. You want to know.We should get him to open up while Tia is around, for maximum teasing.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36408772There probably isn't a god quite that specific. He'd be the god of failed contraceptives. His manager would probably be the god of unexpected pregnancy, in the Department of Reproduction, in the Bureau of Humanity. As for a name? Just mash some Asian/African-sounding syllables together.
>>36408608It's a commission, so I can't 'finish' it.>>36408612I might, depending on what Karas' answer is. But I need to run it by EF first, I don't want people knowing who I am here.I won't be trading it for experience
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36408899>He'd be the god of failed contraceptives. His manager would probably be the god of unexpected pregnancy, in the Department of Reproduction, in the Bureau of Humanity.I love that this in an actual thing that can be figured out
>>36408899>His manager would probably be the god of unexpected pregnancy, in the Department of Reproduction, in the Bureau of Humanity.I was going to have his boss be the god of unplanned pregnancy, but otherwise you have his background right. Though of course the Bureau of the Heavans is trying to steal his department for on some bullshit pretext.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36408914>It's a commission, so I can't 'finish' it.When you post it then, or whateverAre you going to be spending it on one of the kids?
>>36408943MaybeI really wish we have a few threada focused on family time and kid raising.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36408922The Bureau of Humanity is a really major bureau, too, but Reproduction is a sub-department of Health. Health gets a majority of the bureau's prayers. I imagine the God of Failed Contraceptives mostly gets prayers to not do anything. He's a great example of a god who only ever dies his job occasionally in order to keep the prayers coming. But yeah, it's not too hard to figure out where Celestial gods are employed, whereas Terrestrial gods are mostly self-employed entrepreneurs.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36408965>diesDoes, rather. Phone typing here on a Thanksgiving road trip.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36408962I assume EF will do it once the time comes and there's enough push for it, and I assume there will be. I would hate to miss out on Maka being a mom
So, exalted people, our children won't be exalts. Will they be halfcastes? Is there a fullcaste? Tell me what we should expect from our progeny
>>36409037They will be extremely powerful godblooded, if only due to all the training charms we will use on them. They'll be a bit weaker than an inexperienced terestrial in their specialty, but will likley beat them in nonspecialist area's due to training charms.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36409037If they're half castes - which is a term for a non-exalted mortal who inherited some Celestial essence from an exalted parent - they'll be Lunar half castes. The older, more powerful, more experienced exalt determines the type - Tia, in this case - with Solars trumping only in the case of ties. We aren't old or powerful enough to produce them at all yet, while Tia probably is. In the default game, half-castes get a small essence pool, a very low maximum Essence score, and limited access to Exalted charms. In this quest's terms, they would probably have a stat cap of 4, the ability to purchase charms at double normal costs, an essence pool half that of an exalt, and mortal health rules. Full-castes are just actual exalts. Half-castes tend to be wildly unpopular, and I personally hope EF just gives them Enlightened Essence and maybe a slightly higher than mortal dice cap and leaves it at that.
>>36409124we've gone over this a hundred time. Half Castes are a thing in this particular version of the exalted setting, and > In this quest's terms, they would probably have a stat cap of 4, the ability to purchase charms at double normal costs, an essence pool half that of an exalt, and mortal health rules. This is wrong.
>>36409124>wildly unpopularOther than being born to mary-sue, is there a reason for this? And what happens when a god and an exalt breed?>>36409075OK, thanks
>>36409075So, three kids.One fighter boy taking after Tia, one social girl taking after Maka, one smarts girl/boy taking after Amata.It's perfect.
>>36409148Well, all of them will have 3-4 in every stat due to training charm abuse, so they'll all be quite compitent at everything, with weak "charms" (I know we can't do that now, but by the time they are ten our circle will probably have most/all training charms)
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36409145Mostly it boils down to Half-castes infringing on what should be the Dragon-Blooded's place, people who's power comes from lineage and blood.There's more to it than this simplification of course though
>>36409145>Other than being born to mary-sue, is there a reason for this? And what happens when a god and an exalt breed?The mechanical implementation of Half Castes was lazy, terrible and gamebreaking when used as written. >>36409171And yet no one has any trouble with ghost, god, fae or demon blooded, which do the exact same thing. Also, children of half castes are normal humans, so it really, really doesn't.
>>36409171Do lunars raise gigantic barbarian hick inbred tribes of them?
>>36409180Nope. Half caste is not an inheritable trait. They do have beastmen tribes, but that's a totally different thing.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36409179Stop trying to start an argument. Nobody cares enough.
>>36409196Eh, I'm just tired of people "expressing hope" that EF won't use them when he's said he will a dozen times. Stop with the badwrongfun already.
>>36409195What about genetic changes? Would our great-great granddaughters have a chance of getting incredible boobs, or only the great boobs we had before exalting?Should I wait for 3e exalted to come out properly, or download 2/1e to get the setting first?
>>36409217>What about genetic changes? Would our great-great granddaughters have a chance of getting incredible boobs, or only the great boobs we had before exalting?Probably not, any children of our children will be normal humans unless they have sex with something nonhuman. Which they probably will, now that I think about it.Probably download for the setting.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36409217Get the good 1e books (the good ones are fantastic) and 2e everything else and start reading. It will be nearly a decade after the 3e core book comes out before it's an actual semi-complete edition. >>36409212Nobody's saying that. The only statement was an expression hoping half-castes don't get exalted charms. Stop trying to start a fight. Nobody cares.
>>36409179>Also, children of half castes are normal humans, so it really, really doesn't.Unless they breed with other high-essence beings. They can keep some power in the bloodline for a few generations.
>>36409280>get exalted charmsI'd be OK if they got ~just~ the excellencies. Those aren't really that big a deal.
>>36409297Some of the blooded have that ability, but there is basically a sidebar that says that its really really rare and you shouldn't do that.
"Come on, tell me everything.""...""Tell me!""...""Tell me, tell me, tell me!""Alright, shut up!" Karas almost flips your bed over in frustration. He grumbles."Are you mad at me?" You ask with a grin."A bit." He combs his messy hair back. "You've... You've always had everyone fawning over you. Paying attention only to you. And now you Exalt and this gets multiplied a hundredfold."You nod. "You were more lonely, I imagine." Both in Gem and later, it seems."And I show up and then you've raised a literal army of hot guys and cute girls at your beck and call. Is it normal for me to be envious?""Maka is Maka." Tia remarks, offering her point of view on the situation."So, who is it?""...I don't- I want to think about it. I'm not sure." He hesitates. "But maybe, if I stick with a chick magnet like you, I'll manage to find someone myself?" He grins."As you don't steal ours." Tia warns him."Ours? Aren't you full of yourself, you-"Karas and Tia begin to struggle, pulling on each other's cheeks.You spend the rest of the day peacefully. You talk. You joke. You manage to channel away some of the animosity between the two of them, you imagine. You hope.>just focus on rest and light conversation. Relax.>you still need to ask something... (What?)(Still afk-ish, replies will be very slow)
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36409328>>just focus on rest and light conversation. Relax.HUGSone on either side
>>36409315>>36409280From ask.fm >What sort of powers can enlighten mortals/godblooded/half castes learn? I know they can use basic dice-adders, but is there anything else?>You know, I honestly hadn't thought about that in detail up to now. Now that you ask me, I'd guess I'd let them have a +2 dice-adder charm (instead of an Exalted's +3) and some of the low-tier effect-based charms. Maybe at a slightly higher cost.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36409328>>just focus on rest and light conversation. Relax.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36409328Just relax. Heal. Enjoy being around our family again. We heal fast, but only if we rest.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36409328>>just focus on rest and light conversation. Relax.We'll find him someone, I still want to introduce him to Valeriana when we get the chance and other fight inducing people that will remain nameless
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36409328>just focus on rest and light conversation. Relax.we really need to find him someone.
>>36409328>just focus on rest and light conversation. Relax.
>>36409328>>just focus on rest and light conversation. Relax.
Rolled 5 (1d10)I can't wait for our brothers reaction when we introduce Silk to him.>Hey bro, this is Silk, my pet fae and occasional condom>.......... *faints*
>>36409384"...clearly you didn't use her enough then."
>>36409328>you still need to ask something... (What?)Kinda pertinent question is how he got off of Skullstone after exalting. I mean if the Silver Prince has solar exalted openly working for him how did Karas escape?
Aww, he's not lusting after Maka. That's disappointing and now I have a few commissions made useless. Fuck.
>>36409360They're both socially awkward. Could be cute. There's also Pyre Spark.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36409464>spoilerAlso a good ideaI knid of want to focus on people we haven't had sex with yet so he isn't absolutely upstaged
>>36409407I don't like the implication that raises, but I would like an answer.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36409464Nah PS is ours
>>36409409Would you confess an incestuous crush on a sister to her face while she's teasing you about a mystery crush?
>>36409328>offer marchmaking services>for a small feeCupid Maka on duty.
>>36409532Wouldn't Maka know if he was bullshitting her?
>>36409532I would. A way to fluster her back.
>>36409550Now that I says that: is there any way for Maka to know when someone is trying to bullshit her at 100% ?
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36409552So like Gay Chicken, but with incest?
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36409558There's a charm that let's you know when someone is lying about something yes, we've had access to it before.
>>36409564Something like it, I guess.
>>36409564I would have liked it sinply because of Tia teasing him about her ownerhip over Maka.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36409558JET, Judge's Ear Technique. It perfectly determines mundane dishonesty, and I think allows a roll-off for magical dishonesty. But you have to actively use it, meaning you have to already be suspicious that something is a lie. Improving our soak charm is a way higher priority than that extremely-situational charm.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36409629It's scenelong here, but I don't think he was suggesting getting it now
>>36409644I was just asking.Call me paranoiac, but I have the feeling he isn't telling us everything
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36409726Probably not, but I mean we can just ask him, or let him tell us himself.We just got to trust him with this kind of thing
>>36409726would you want your sister stealing your girl/guy?
>>36409744I'd rather my sister be my guy.
>>36409744Not really, no.>>36409737Well, trusting people is not always the wise thing to do.I mean, I don't think he'd betray Maka, but we should get him checked to make sure he wasn't released by the pirates to fuck shit up through some magical compulsion/ mind control
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You spend the next few hours with Tia and Karas, in idle chatter.You talk about boys and girls (Tia being very repetitive about it), hair and clothes, you reminisce about old events, tell Karas all the story of your adventure since your Exaltation, anecdotes from your childhood, things like that.You needed that. You all did. That family feeling. This peace.Makes you almost forget you're going at war.[HEALED 1 HEALTH]You get a restful night's sleep, and, when you wake up, you feel your body being warm, like you're running a light fever.Your skin itches, but you realize it's the feeling of it regrowing back. You're returning to your normal, uniform color. It'll still be a while until you make a complete recovery, though: you feel your bones still hurting with every movement.Tia has fallen asleep in bed with you, nuzzled up to you like a koala to a tree. It's amazing you've managed to fall asleep. You must've really needed it.Her body temperature is absurdly high, and she's radiating heat like a stove. You begin to worry, but you notice her instantly cooling down as, sensing that you're now awake, she wakes up as well, stirring and yawning....was she keeping you warm?Karas is nowhere to be seen. As a matter of fact, the ship seems quite a bit more silent now than yesterday, like most of the crew left during the night."Maka." Tia simply says, her own good morning to you.Is it even morning? You focus your sixth sense for a second... About noon, it seems. You should have arrived at the Black Atoll by now.Something is wrong."...they left us behind." You tell her. Looks like they moved out and attacked the Lintha fortress without telling you anything.>we must join them. They're not keeping me out of this.>damnit, they've really tricked me. I can't blame them, though, I do need some rest. >i'll stay here, but at least you, Tia, go and join the fight.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36410481>>i'll stay here, but at least you, Tia, go and join the fight.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36410481>i'll stay here, but at least you, Tia, go and join the fight.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36410481>i'll stay here, but at least you, Tia, go and join the fight.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36410481>>i'll stay here, but at least you, Tia, go and join the fight.Also, you probably need to go yell at your tribe for leaving you out of this. It will be harder to you to unite the tribes under your leadership if you sit this fight out.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36410481>>we must join them. They're not keeping me out of this.No way is Tia going to leave us alone, not after what happened already, but we can go together and we can lead from the back, put those War charms to good use
>>36410481>>i'll stay here, but at least you, Tia, go and join the fight.Make a nice corpse pile to make up having to leave me.
>>36410481>damnit, they've really tricked me. I can't blame them, though, I do need some rest. >i'll stay here, but at least you, Tia, go and join the fight.Use TTTH to get her to go.
>>36410481>>we must join them. They're not keeping me out of this.We might not be good for being a beatstick but we have war charms. The soldiers we've brought to assault the Atoll are going to need our leadership.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36410481>we must join them. They're not keeping me out of this.
>>36410481>we must join them. They're not keeping me out of this.Oh no, faggots can't keep Maka away from the frontline like this.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36410481>"Tia, do you want me to go fighting? I'd understand if you don't">think of a way to help even if you don't participateDice.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36410565If telling Tia to go fight does win then I'll second using Talking to the Heart to help her go
>>36410481>>we must join them. They're not keeping me out of this.>>damnit, they've really tricked me. I can't blame them, though, I do need some rest.Maybe we could combine these two by joining the sidelines of the fight? Like sail over there but don't join in fighting unless needed?
>>36410481>we must join them. They're not keeping me out of this.If she objects strenuously, go with>i'll stay here, but at least you, Tia, go and join the fight.As a compromise.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36410647That's what I wanted to do when I voted for both of us going, just because we're heading into the fight doesn't mean we have to go fight on the frontlines
"...Damnit. I've been had."Tia nods. She's not letting you go, by the way, despite you both being perfectly awake.You try and stand up.Tia is keeping you pinned to the bed.You struggle a bit."...Tia?""They are right. You need to rest."You narrow your eyes. "Was this your idea?"She shakes her head. "Amata.""But you agreed."Of course she agreed. "Leave it to them. Stay here."You struggle another bit. "I can stay on the sidelines. Out of the fight.""A stray arrow could hit you."You sigh, exasperated. "...Tia, arrows bounce off me."She doesn't let you go."...How about you go, then? You're not wounded, and you're arguably the best fighter of our entire force. I'm sure you're needed on the battlefield.""I'm not leaving you.""Then bring me with you.""No." She replies, adamant. "Besides, once I leave, there'll be no one to keep an eye on you.""I'm not going to sprout wings and fly to the battlefield on my own." You try and talk some sense into her. "Please. I'm just worried about the others. Go there and help them."She doesn't answer, but you know the look that's in her eyes: She doesn't CARE about the others. She's going to stay here and protect you even if it means letting everyone else die. Amata, Karas, Mikahil, Valeriana, Samiel, Irene, everyone."Tia. Go help the others.""No."[TALKING TO THE HEART] [ESSENCE: 5/6]Social + Zenith = 6 4 10 5 5 10 9 7 6 = 6 successes"Tia. Go help the others.""No."You keep staring into her eyes, utterly dumbfounded.>Try harder.>Appeal to reason.>Appeal to emotion.>Give up.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36410815>Try harder.
>>36410815>appeal to emotion>if my wife or my brother die, I will never, ever forgive you. I WILL ask for the divorce!Damn, that's some sttuborness. Crazy high mental DC.
>>36410815>Appeal to emotion.She can try harder than we can. We gotta use our brain meats to get outta this situation.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36410815>Appeal to emotion.Well shit, I super didn't expect that to happen
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36410815Appeal to emotion. Make it clear that the success or failure of this mission determines our safety. That if her staying here makes it fail, she will be endangering us. Make participating be the emotional equivalent of protecting us, instead of the emotional equivalent of endangering us.
>>36410815>>Appeal to emotion.Tia if you don't go it'll break my heart and I'm going to be very sad and worry too much and not able to get rested. If you go I'll feel better and get better faster.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36410815>Go help the others>noTia please.>Appeal to emotion
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36410815>Try harder.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36410853It's that Solar Bond yo, fucking six successes and a TttH didn't do shit
>>36410815>Try harder.So is this part of Tia's Great Curse, or just her being Crazy?
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36410815>Appeal to emotion.Guys.I don't think she's budging.
Rolled 9 (1d10)It's rad that Tia has a Hearth Cat in her Heart's Blood Library. A kraken too. We should try to track down a magma kraken for her to hunt.
>>36410918almost assuredly it's her Curse. When we stopped her from murdering the first person through the door earlier all we did is tune her curse dial down to a 5 from a 10.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36410815>Appeal to emotion.Pathos is a go!
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36410815Get all cuddly with her too, make the most out of that HSDD
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36410929Hearth Cat?
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36410815>Give up>swear we will not go to the battle>Tell her the two of us must help anyway, in any ways we canDice.
You groan and sink deeper in the bed. "...Tia, they might lose the fight without your help.""I'm sorry."You talk slowly, like you're explaining some particularly complex math problem to a particularly thick-headed child. "...I want them to win. I need them to win. We need the resources. We need to be able to sail freely. Or we will never have a Pearl. We will never develop Tianna.""That's important." She admits. "But you're more important. And our children are, as well. I'm not risking all three of you.""But if they get wiped out, what's going to happen to us? We're on a boat with a skeleton crew in the middle of Lintha waters. They'll find us. It's more dangerous for me if you DON'T go to the battle.""If the Lintha get here, I'll kill them." She shrugs like it's no big thing."All of them?""All of them." She nods. "I will protect you."Her answers are all instantaneous. Automatic. Absolutely no hesitation. She doesn't even think about them.You try another approach. "...I don't want to lose them. I don't want anyone to get hurt. They might die, Tia.""I'm sorry.""No, you aren't! You don't care if they get killed! Even though you could save them!""I...""It's like you WANT them dead!"[TALKING TO THE HEART] [ESSENCE: 4/6]Social + Zenith = 9 1 7 5 1 6 10 9 8 = 6 successesShe lets go of you. "...That's not true. That's not true! I don't want them dead. I love them.""You have no idea how sad I will be if they're hurt.""...""Whose fault will it be?""...""Whose fault will it be if they get hurt?""...Mine." She mumbles, standing up from the bed."...Please, help them.""Promise me that you're not going to leave this room until we're back.">Promise (truth)>Promise (lie)>Don't promise"I will
>>36411108derp, ignore the final ""I will", it was a copypaste typo.
>>36411108>Promise not to leave the ship (truth)Gonna want eyes on the battle.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36411108>Promise (truth)
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36411108>Promise (truth)
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36411108>>Promise (truth)Now I feel super bad
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36411108>Promise (truth)
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36411108>Don't promiseAs painful as it is for Tia I think we NEED to be there. We won't fight but the mortals we brought need our leadership.HEP will make them far more effective in this battle.We just have to promise her we will never be on the frontline.
>>36411108>Don't promise>I will have to leave it if I want to welcome you all after you come back from the fight.Promises never end well.
Rolled 6 (1d10)This whole arc has just been really shitty for Tia
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36411108>Promise (truth)
>>36410815>>Give up.Tia a best
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36411108At least tell her we love her before she goes
>>36411108>>Promise (truth)"kiss me for luck"
"...I promise."Tia nods, apparently satisfied, and leaves the room, with a final hesitation on the door, looking back at you.She disappears beyond the corner.Then she turns back. She stares at you for a few seconds."...well?" You ask her, puzzled."Nothing." She replies. Stares for a few seconds more, then turns and leaves. Ten seconds later, she returns, walking back to your room."Goodbye kiss." She proclaims."...Alright." Fair enough. You indulge her. "Be safe.""You too." She says, leaving.A minute passes."...Tia, I didn't hear your footsteps up the stairway. You're still hidden in the corridor?""...no.""Tia. I can see a corner of the hem of your dress from here."Shuffle shuffle."Tia.""She stands up and walks back to your room."Goodbye kiss-""TIA!"She kisses you a second time and runs away. This time you do hear her running all the way up to the upper deck and-CRASH!A hideous noise of shattering, tortured wood shakes the ship, together with the startled and horrified cries of the few sailors left onboard.Then, the loud thud and floorboard creak chorus of something extremely large and heavy being delicately put down on the deck.A few seconds later, a crewman, deathly pale, shows up on your door."...Lady Maka, we- er- we might..."You massage your forehead. That damn headache is back. "She tore off the mainmast?""She tore off the mainmast." He nods, still sweating.>Order something to the crew.>Stand up for now, inspect the ship.>Stay in bed.>(Other)
So, Tia leaves for the battle while Maka rests.Sidereal feelings intensifies.
>>36411321>Stand up for now, inspect the ship.My fucking sides.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36411321>>Order something to the crew.Status update, who left, when did they leave, how many are still on-board, where are we
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36411321>Stay in bed.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36411321>>Stand up for now, inspect the ship.>Order something to the crew.Ask for some grog.
>>36411321>Stand up for now, inspect the ship.Come on, that was unnecessary, we promised we wouldn't leave. What if one of their ships that are out pirating comes back?
>>36411376>Asking for alcohol>While PregnantFetal Alcohol Syndrome, ho!
>>36411321>Order something to the crew.Get to work on fixing it, I guess. I wish I could help, but I promised her I wouldn't leave this room until she got back, and I meant it. And I want the entire crew to be able to honestly back me up on that. But we're stuck here for now. So here's what I want you to do. I want you to get every member of the crew that knows how to write. And I want them to talk to all the members who can't, and write down their experiences of the last few days. I want to read a stack of papers by nightfall that tell me exactly how you all feel, and what we'll be telling the people back home when we get there.Let's hear it for building a social group's internal bonds and working on getting our stories straight.IS there anyone musically inclined in the crew? A good singer? Someone quick with a dirty limerick even?
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36411321>Order something to the crew."Do what you can, I'll help when I'm back on my feet."
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36411415Ordinarily? Problematic.But allow me to rebut your assertion sirrah.Solar Exalted.
I think we've been yelling too much at Tia and not enough at Amata. We can't be an effective coruler if she blatantly undermines our authority in such a fashion. A power sharing political arrangement not only requires trust and cooperation but a public perception of both to prevent factions from forming, which is kinda hard if she sidelines us like this.
>>36411415Fetal Exaltation Syndrome, more like
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36411321>Stay in bed>ask for Status report>don't leave the room until Tia comes back>Try to find a way to communicate with the persons at the battle or help in other waysDice.Time to use that brain
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36411451I don't think it was just her anon. Pretty much everybody knows we're pregnant so everyone probably agreed to leave us on a boat while they did all the work.So we have words with everyone.
>>36411451>blatantly undermines>in the privacy of the bedroom>public perceptionDude, you suck at politics?
>>36411451She isn't there. She'll get a spanking when we can put our hands on her. And a stern discussion, because not everything can be sexyfun time.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36411415Our kids have the blood of a Solar Zenith and a Lunar.The kids are probably Rambo-tier survivors already in that womb.
>>36411471Yeah, but we do need to explain to her that our coruler arrangement simply won't work if our response to disagreements is to say one thing then order people tk do what we want anyway.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36411533Oh I totally agree that it's a slight bit of undermining but I don't view it as a particularly bad one. It's not Amata undermining our authority in Pearl or something like that. It's Amata doing what she perceives as protecting her pregnant wife from a battle with magical pirates.So just put in into perspective is all I can really say.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36411525A FULL MOON Lunar.
"...How's the ship?"Man. That girl."...Well, apart for the damage, we're left with a skeleton crew and moved all the weapons except for a Lightning Ballista on another ship-""It's alright, Arrel." A familiar but unexpected voice says from behind him. "I'll fill her in."You blink. "AMATA?!""What?" She asks, surprised by your surprise."You're not with the others?""I left battlefield command to Karas. They have Zaan for sorcery. In any case, I'm not much of a military leader. My place is here, away from the action.""...Tia didn't know-""...That I'm here? No.""Why not? IF she did, she might have felt better about leaving me here. Knowing that you were going to protect me."She smiles. "First of all, I'm not much protection. And second... I'd like to think that what just happened was a lesson she needed to learn on her own, with your help. I had no place in it."You groan. "More of your manipulative plans?""It's what I do best." She smiles.>Ask her something (what?)>Ask her to send a message to the battle (what?)>(Other?)(Sorry if I'm slow, gonna be still slow from now on. Stuff happening.)
>>36411725>ask her for hugs and kisses>talk about babiesYou at work, EF?
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36411725>Ask her something (what?)"How goes the battle?"
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36411725Amata and Tia are simultaneously the best and worst
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36411725>Ask her something (what?)I love you Amata, I really do, more than I do TiaSo what about that status report, what have you heard of the battle, where are we still out at sea or are we anchored somewhere?
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36411725>>Ask her something (what?)Does she know what the battle plan is/was, I wish we had been awake for that at least, we could have been useful thereThey probably didn't want to wake us up because we could have convinced everyone to let us go, fucking Social Solars
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36411725What >>36411803 said.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36411725>Ask her something (what?)"Amata, us being co rulers is going to be rather difficult if you blatantly manipulate us like this. You really need to work on sharing authority better."
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36411725>Ask her something (what?)"What lesson did Tia have to learn? And why do you think I had to be the one to teach it?"
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36411725>>Ask her something (what?)Ask about the babies and her thoughts on them.Then pray to the Unconquered Sun that our loved ones will be victorious this day.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36411883>Then pray to the Unconquered Sun that our loved ones will be victorious this day.Let's do this too, like actually honestly do this
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36411569Fiance, not wife. We still need to do the big ceremony. Aside from that, yes. >>36411725Ask for battle updates. We may be able to get in a bit of leading from the rear. And ask for a pregnant belt kiss, maybe?
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36411911We can pray in other ways, we dance because we want to, but we can do literally anything else, we can even sing if we want
>>36411948>we can even sing if we wantI absolutely want to do this
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36411883Oh, shit yes, let's get some prayer in. That's the primary function of our caste, after all.
>>36411948Changed my mind. I'd rather dance anyway.I want to discover how enthralling Maka is when her skin still growing back.[\spoiler]
>>36411911>We shouldn't be dancing yet,Agreed, having another three digit orgy wouldn't be good for the baby.
>>36412003Hey! We've danced several times and and it has only escalated into and orgy once.
>>36411569Yes, but we do need to deal with that issue sooner rather than later. Amata is used to being in charge of the whole island in her own person, and she does need to get used to sharing power.
>>36412003You kidding me? They won't even feel a thing, babies aren't unprotected, you know? All these doujins with semen being spurted directly on a baby are all fucking wrong.But anyway, I'd like another orgy, but I can wait for after the babies are birthed.
>>36411883Shit yeah, pray to UCS senpai
>>36412058Lunars.That's all I need to say in this situation.
>>36411883Yeah. Let's go Zenith up in here.
>>36412058There's actually a mucus plug that forms at the entrance of the uterus which keeps foreign shit from going in and makes it perfectly safe to copulate during pregnancy
>>36412061UCS is a very do-it-yourself kind of god. Even before he turned his back on Creation he didn't interfere very often.Mars might be a better choice.
>>36411883Yeah pray to UCS for our girls and boys on the island, I'm sure he'd favor us for smiting some bitchass Lintha
"So, how's the battle going?" You ask her, after calming down."Better than the last one." She concedes. "The Lintha have apparently two powerful demon-summoners and are led by another Pureblood. But, without a demon ship as a battlefield, they don't have that same kind of home advantage. Last I heard they were steadily losing ground. As soon as Tia arrives, it's going to be a complete defeat for them.""...We're completely out of the action here, right?" You ask.She nods. "I'm not as insanely overprotective as Tia is, but I DO thing that you should be sitting this one out. For another reason.""...The Abyssals." You mumble."The truce is up to the defeat of the Lintha at the Black Atoll. They might attack immediately afterwards, when most of our forces will be wounded and tired. It will do us good to have kept you in reserve, if that happens."That's a worrying thought. "...Do you think they'll do that.""No. I don't think so. But I might be wrong. Or..."Mental + Eclipse = 5 10 3 1 7 = 3 successes"Or the OTHER Deathlord might act up, and try and pass his actions as the Tyrant's." You conclude her sentence.She seems delighted by your guess. "It's what I'd do. Act just when we'd expect Tyrant to act, to confuse all of us."You think about it, spending the next few seconds in silence. The thought is worrying.You sit up on the bed, close your eyes. and focus your thoughts. There's only one thing you can do right now."...Are you praying?" She guesses.You nod silently."I thought it had to be done with dancing and singing." She notes.(cont.)
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36411725Seconding >>36411828 Dice.>>36411803>Social Solar
>>36412103Yeah, that's what I was talking about.
>>36412171I figured, just thought I'd elaborate and throw down some knowledge on those that didn't
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36412153I'm not gonna lie, Just two summoners and a single pureblood does not sound like the home base of the Lintha. I think we're just hitting a different base.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36412153Speaking of the other Deathlord, we need to tell her what Karas told us
>>36412208of course we aren't hitting their primary base. You'd need more firepower for that.
>>36412206Well then, thanks anon.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36412208We're hitting their primary base FOR OUR ISLAND. Not the main base in the West or even the region. One pureblood and two summoners isn't too odd.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36412294Tianna isn't even a major city as far as the West is concerned
>>36412206>>36412103We're fucking a Lunar. I get we're Exalted but we'd need to be using charms if we didn't want that baby to feel it
>>36411725>Ask her something (what?)Gonna repeat my earlier suggestion from >>36411422. Get the crew working on a ballad and some tall tales to tell the folks back home. As long as we're stuck here, we should do what we can to start spin control. Also, get some unbiased reports (since it's fellow mortals asking for opinions instead of us asking directly) to see where we stand in the eyes of the crew.
>>36412306But anon, dear. We are going to bang mortals.[/spoilers]Well, actually, Maka has done everything while pregnant. I think your fear will only be relevant in a few more months.
>>36412305It will be, anon. It will be
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36412306>not using charms during sexI bet Maka and Tia light up like a bonfire everytime they fuck
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36412336>>36412348Of course, of course
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36412337If we were a dude i'd make a joke about heaven thunder hammer being a very versatile charm.
>>36412306Given what Maka has done while pregnant, that baby's got an adamantine mucus plug protecting it
Just caught up, got a question.I gotta wonder, how did Amata hide from Tia? Or was Tia that out of it?
>>36412208It's their regional hub, not their central home.>>36412306Ox Body. Iron Kettle Body. Solar Hero Style. We got this.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36412370Amata's Air Aspect, she has Stealth favored
>>36412370Most likely the latter; Tia is likely suffering from the Great Curse at the moment which is amping her fears to the eleven.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36412403I get the feeling Tia is going to be really difficult to handle while we're pregnant. Her Curse is gonna be flaring up all of the time thanks to that mega bond.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36412370Frak, forgot to roll.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36412216>>36412294>>36412337>>36412353>>36412358>>36412481I think we just prayed to the UCS like a boss gents.
>>36412498Maka sent him a mental recording of her dancing. With skin missing, she isn't in much condition to show off.
>inb4 Exaltedfag has to dance irl for the update
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36412570But he's busy doing things, he probably asked MP to do it for him
>>36412520>Flayed Dance Charm>Some says that art consist in the artist showing what's inside of them to everyone. In that case, it is true.
"...It doesn't have to." You explain. "I don't think the Unconquered Sun cares about form. He's not that kind of god."She shrugs. "I'm on bad relations with gods in general, so I'll pass. But you probably shouldn't dance around in general, right now."Social + Zenith = 10 1 10 9 3 8 9 9 4 = 8 successesYou dance because you enjoy it, normally. She's probably right. It doesn't sound like a brilliant idea. You can feel your brittle bones slowly knitting themselves back together. And a swaying ship at sea is hardly the best place where to dance.But you don't need to dance. You just need to wish.Wish for everyone to be back safely.Wish for everyone to be happy.YOU DON'T REALLY THINK JUST WISHING FOR SOMETHING IS ENOUGH, DO YOU?
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36412597>YOU DON'T REALLY THINK JUST WISHING FOR SOMETHING IS ENOUGH, DO YOU?He notice
>>36412597>YOU DON'T REALLY THINK JUST WISHING FOR SOMETHING IS ENOUGH, DO YOU?...oh boy.
>>36412597.... aaaaannnd Sempai noticed us. Great.
>>36412597no but its all I can do right now.
>>36412597Senpai noticed us.[internalsqueeingintensifies]
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36412624>Greatare you sure it's great. He doesn't seem very pleased with us.
>>36412591Hey, we don't have that charm. No cheating, brah.>>36412597Kyaaa~, senpai noticed Maka!
>>36412597Senpai noticed us! I love you senpai!
Rolled 10 (1d10)Who do we love more, UCS-senpai or Tia?Trick Question, Amata best girl
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36412663Maka's a Solar, she has enough love for all of them
>>36412663I like Amata, but I definitely don't consider her best girl. She's a bit too manipulative for my taste, even if most times it's well intentioned manipulation
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36412663That's some good taste there anon
>>36412686>>36412663Guys, pls.Dancing Smoke is best girlThough I love Maka more than any other character.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36412663Pyre 4 lyfe
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36412686She's a queen, she has to be manipulative, and good at it too.
I know it's not. But it's all I can do right now. And every bit helps.DO YOU REALLY THINK YOU'RE HELPING?...Maybe not. Maybe I'm just trying to make myself feel better over not being there to fight with them.THAT'S MORE LIKE IT.Still, is that a bad thing?IT'S NOT. AS LONG AS YOU'RE HONEST WITH YOURSELF. AS LONG AS YOU DON'T FOOL YOURSELF OVER THINKING THAT MERE PRAYERS WILL HELP....You're awfully harsh today.I AM ALWAYS LIKE THIS. I DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO THINK THAT A PRAYER AND A WISH IS WORTH AS MUCH AS A BRICK LAID, A HAND SHAKEN, AN OBOL GIVEN, OR A SWORD DRAWN....I wasn't thinking that.JUST MAKING SURE. I'VE HAD SOME BAD EXAMPLES IN THE PAST....Was I one of them?OF COURSE NOT. YOU WEREN'T BORN YET.You know what I meant.YES. AND YOU KNOW WHAT I MEANT....Yes.>Can you watch over them for me?>I'm sorry for all the mess I've done.>What should I do now?>What should I do once this is over?>Are you really talking to me or am I just hearing voices?>(other?)
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36412663Anon you fool, the unconquered sun is unbeatable in any challenge.Best girl? SOL INVICTUS
>>36412717>>What should I do once this is over?
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36412717>I'm sorry for all the mess I've done.
>>36412717>What should I do now?
>>36412717>What should I do once this is over?Important to ask this.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36412717>Can you watch over them for me? Anything else is pointless with the UCS in this mood.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36412717>I'm sorry for all the mess I've done.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36412717>>(other?)I made a vow to my loved one to stay safe, but it kills me to let others go into harms way and brave death when I have the capacity to help.How do I cope between an earnest promise to stay back and my desire to help?
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36412717>(other?)"Thank you. I think you told me exactly what I needed to hear."
>>36412717>Can you watch over them for me?>What should I do once this is over?But what did they mean?
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36412717>(other?)Why me? Why Karas? Why us?
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36412717>I AM ALWAYS LIKE THIS. I DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO THINK THAT A PRAYER AND A WISH IS WORTH AS MUCH AS A BRICK LAID, A HAND SHAKEN, AN OBOL GIVEN, OR A SWORD DRAWN.>...I wasn't thinking that.>JUST MAKING SURE. I'VE HAD SOME BAD EXAMPLES IN THE PAST.>...Was I one of them?>OF COURSE NOT. YOU WEREN'T BORN YET.>You know what I meant.>YES. AND YOU KNOW WHAT I MEANT.>...Yes.I love you UCS
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36412752oh, this one's niceseconding this
>>36412717>Can you watch over them for me?>What should I do once this is over?What mess? Maka did nothing wrong.
>>36412759Hmm. That's really tempting to ask, though I feel his answer would be something like BLOOD DOESN'T MATTER TO ME, ONLY ACTIONS. YOU HAVE BOTH DEMONSTRATED THE WILL TO DO WHAT IS NEEDED.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36412717>What should I do now?
>>36412717>What should I do now?>Can you watch over them for me?>I love you senpai
>>36412717How about we quiz him on how he wants his cult set up? Any particular types of prayers he favors, old rites he would prefer to be revived, secondary gods worthy of worship, so on and so forth. We don't know much of that, and it seems like one of the things that asking him directly about would be a good idea. I mean, its ultimately his cult after all.
>>36412785Yeah, and i bet that one >>36412752would be 'MAKE A CHOICE.'
>>36412819He just said: a brick laid, etc. He doesn't how it's setup, as long as it's honest and virtuous.
Why is UCS-senpai so fucking based?
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36412717seconding >>36412819maybe add>Do you like it when I dance for you?
>>36412819Makes sense>>36412836That's just one of the things. We have no idea about most of the other stuff, especially things like other gods worthy of worship.
>>36412819I think he's already told Maka what he wants from a cult: Be virtuous and help others be virtuous. Anything beyond that is just window dressing.
>>36412819Guilty of wasting his time. Sol cares very little about form.Presumably we could etch our prayers on palm leaves then burn them and still have them accepted as valid prayers.
>>36412837Because he's the pillar of all virtues, and even in the midst of a horrible betrayal and all consuming gambling addiction he still gives a shit about Creation and its people
>>36412752I like yhis
>>36412819Supporting>>36412861>>36412848Pretty sure he just wants to find out about the backup sun IC really. Which is fine with me.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36412752This is weighing on our soul pretty heavily. Seconding this.OR since Senpai noticed us, we could stop beating around the bush and just ask him if he's proud of how we've been trying to follow his guidance so far.
What do you expect me to do now?NOTHING. YOU'RE WOUNDED, REMEMBER? YOU NEARLY DIED. YOUR CIRCLEMATES ARE RIGHT. SOMETIMES, IT'S ALRIGHT TO REST....I feel guilty, to stay here in a comfy bed while they fight.GOOD. YOU SHOULD.Geez, no one can catch a break with you around.I COULD GO AND CALL OVER THE GOD OF WIMPS, IF YOU'D RATHER PREFER HAVING HIM AS YOUR PATRON DEITY....I'll pass, thanks. So... About your worship. I was wondering how you'd like it to be organized. I'm... I'm your priest, but I don't actually know much about your religion.YOU ALREADY KNOW WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW, DON'T YOU?What about the rest.MAKE SOMETHING UP.Like what?SOMETHING RIGHT. AND SOMETHING COOL.Are... are there other gods that you'd like your worship to include?A FEW. SOMEDAY YOU'LL MEET THEM, DON'T WORRY....What about once I get back to Tianna? If everything works fine now, then what should I do?BE A GOOD QUEEN. RULE WITH KINDNESS. RULE WITH HUMILITY. RULE WITH WISDOM. RULE WITH COURAGE. BUILD. TEACH. PROTECT.>...Another thing. (What?)>Thank you for your guidance.
>>36412752Congratulations, you asked the UCS something he probably can't answer, given he suffers from the exact same problem."How do I choose between my earnest promise (the pillars of conviction and temperance) and my desire to help (the pillars of compassion and valor)? He doesn't know how, poor guy
>>36412717We should probably ask him what we should do about the titan.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36413021>>Thank you for your guidance.You're the best UCS, we'll make you proud
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36413026That was the entire point. We get to IC learn a bit about how the UCS ticks, what he thinks of certain situations etc.
>>36413021>SOMETHING RIGHT. AND SOMETHING COOL.He gets right to the point, doesn't he.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36413021>Thank you for your guidance.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36413021>SOMETHING RIGHT. AND SOMETHING COOL.For the coolest god
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36413021>I COULD GO AND CALL OVER THE GOD OF WIMPS, IF YOU'D RATHER PREFER HAVING HIM AS YOUR PATRON DEITY.Fucking based.>Thank you for your guidance.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36413021>How do I reign in Tia's madness? She almost killed an innocent mortal because she was worried about me?hoping for a chance he'll notice the curse. Probably not going to happen, but it can't hurt
>>36413021>...Another thing. Why Karas? Why us?
>>36413021>A FEW. SOMEDAY YOU'LL MEET THEM, DON'T WORRY."...Don't suppose you could give me their names? No? Okay then."
>>36413021>Thank you for your guidance, really. I'm glad I was Chosen by you
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36413072That's a good thing to ask.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36413151I hope we can visit Yu-Shan one day, see Senpai in person
>>36413021>So we're sitting on super powerful Titan, wat do UCS senpai?
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36413072seconding this.It's something where we really could use some advice.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36413173Yeah, I'd be down for watching a Solar suck some divine, golden cock too.
>>36413021>...Another thing. (What?)wanna fuqq?
>>36413082Maybe we could just thank him instead. Considering what was about to happen when he Exalted, Senpai saved our brother from a fate worse than death. We'll prove he wasn't mistaken with either of us.
>>36413021>IS THAT ALL? LUNA'S TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE DISTRACTION AND MIGHT WITH THIS ROUND.
>>36413173One day anon, senpai will invite us into his apartment and we can make him a bento
>>36413173Well, we have an Eclipse. If we make a Calibration visit, they can't exactly turn us away.
>>36413173I was mostly making a joke the meta subtext.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36413027I'll second this."Oh, and there's also a Deathlord with nearly enough military might to take over Creation, just FYI."
>>36413206>>36413163This. The dude gave us superpowers and saved our brother's life, on top of being a badass good guy. The least we could do is show him some gratitude or a blowjob!
>>36413258He'll be like WELL, THEN STOP HIM. I DON'T GIVE YOU SUPERPOWERS AND EXPECT YOU TO PLAY WITH YOURSELF WITH THEM
>>36413265>Implying our Blowjobs are anything compared to Luna'sWe need practice. 11 successes of practice
...What should I do with the Titan, besides that?THAT IS... AN INTERESTING QUESTION. IF YOU ASKED ME AT ANY OTHER TIME, FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE SECOND AGE UP TO A SHORT WHILE AGO, I WOULD HAVE SUGGESTED YOU TO DESTROY IT. THAT KIND OF POWER SHOULDN'T BE TRUSTED TO ANYONE.Short while?THE LAST FEW YEARS. THE LAST FEW MONTHS....Since I Exalted?NOT EXCLUSIVELY AND SPECIFICALLY YOU, BUT YES, ALSO THAT.Did you change your mind?MAYBE. I'M STILL NOT SURE. BUT I WANT TO BELIEVE AGAIN IN YOU SOLARS. I WANT TO GIVE YOU A SECOND CHANCE. I WANT TO HAVE FAITH IN YOU.It's so strange to hear that coming from a deity.THE IRONY IS NOT LOST ON ME EITHER.So what should I do?YOU GET TO DECIDE. THE TITANS WERE BUILT BY SOLARS.THEY WERE THE ULTIMATE TOOL TO PROTECT THE UNIVERSE. THEY HAVE POWER WITH FEW RIVALS IN CREATION OR BEYOND.NOW, ONE OF THEM IS IN YOUR HANDS.THE CONSEQUENCES OF YOUR DECISION WILL RANGE FAR AND WIDE, BEYOND EVEN THE SCOPE OF THE COUNTLESS LIVES THE TITAN CAN SAVE OR DOOM.BECAUSE I HAVE LONG THOUGHT THAT TRUSTING THE SOLARS WITH THE FATE OF CREATION WAS MY WORSE MISTAKE.BUT, I MIGHT YET CHANGE MY MIND. AND YOU MIGHT BE THE ONE.WHATEVER YOU DECIDE......I WILL NOTICE.You are startled awake by a sudden sway of the ship.It's evening. Amata has fallen asleep on the chair next to your bed, nodding her head.You completely lost your sense of time for a while.It's ALREADY evening.They should be back soon.[Session end]Base: 2 XPNoticed by Senpai: 1 XP
Rolled 5 (1d10)Did the Titan really get more votes than Tia?
>>36413319>WHATEVER YOU DECIDE...>...I WILL NOTICE.We won't let you down UCSFantastic thread EF, I super can't wait for the next one
>>36413316...double team with Nysela?
>>36413394Tl;dr, we need 11+ successes to even beat UCS' masturbation. Double teaming is a valid tactic.
>>36413418>implying it's hard to get a dice pool into the 40's
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36413319Can we get a preview of the Super Soak Charm we'll be getting? Does it just upgrade IKB from 1 to 2 soak?
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36413440It is in this quest's system.
>>36413440With the actual Exalted rules, sure.Here in this quest, different story.
>>36413456>>36413457Let me see here:5 (Zenith) + 5 (Social) + 3 (Majistic radiating Presence) + 1 Auto success (Terifying Glorious Presence) + 1 (stack-able artifact) = 14 dice + 1 autosuccessThat's about the max for a social roll.
>>36413521At least until we hit Elder, but that's not something that's going to happen in this quests lifetime, probably
>>36413540Or Glory of the Most High.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36413356They got the same amount>>36413027>>36413077>>36413183>>36413258>>36413072>>36413172>>36413186>>36413196
>>36413573I wonder if there is a version of Final Ray of Light in this system.
Thanks for the thread!
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