Welcome to Fire Emblem: The Three Empires QuestTwitter: @BurningSigilCurrent Stats and Party: http://pastebin.com/tNq5fVNbRules and other Important things: http://pastebin.com/XT24DNG3Previous threads can be found here: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=The%20Three%20Empires%20QuestRowan steps out of the prison with Agrias in tow. The guard from earlier is standing outside and Agrias tosses him back his keys before the two of you continue on your way back to the inn to meet up with the rest of your group. The bandit you captured earlier certainly gave you (hopefully) good information as he not only told you where to find the bandit crew’s stronghold but also of its secret back entrance and the quickest path to cut the head off the snake. “Oh yeah,” you say remembering something Agrias said earlier “you wanted to talk to me earlier about something Agrias?”“Hmmm? Earlier? Ah, never mind that. With the information we got from that bandit its no longer important.” She states matter-of-factly.You have some time before you have to get back to the inn.What do you do?>Stop by the general stores>Stop by the weapon stores>Head back to the inn right away>Write In
>>36922043How much micromanaging is shopping going to have?>markets, shop for commodities and cheap, rare oreIron is great and all, but the sooner the royal blacksmith tiers up, the better>bookstore? Magic shop?
>>36922230The micromanaging for shopping is probably going to have more importance later. Right now it would just be to buy consumables and basic weaponry.Also we haven't returned to the capitol so the crew doesn't have the ability to talk to the royal smith to make weapons. yetAlso we have no mages or healers in the party yet so going to a bookstore is useless unless you want to just buy books.Sorry for not making things better explained in the opening post.
>>36922404I was planning to buy ore for WHEN we return, so they don't have excuses like "shortages". That or trade it with blacksmiths in places that DO have ore shortages.Commodities because silver is a commodity and boosting the economy is always good for everyone during war times.Books, well, never understood how learning magic works in FE. I guess we can't study them in our downtime? Maybe buy the wind book, so that any new mage in our party will at minimum be effective against flying.
>>36922043How much gold do we currently have? >Write inSpend time with Agrias learning about why we are here fighting bandits and the situation in the kingdom.
>>36922560You don't really need to worry about resources right now. You are the Prince after all. And as stated in the first thread war times in the kingdom have ended recently for the first time in generations. As far as I know magical affinity is something you are born with in Fire Emblem then studied over the years. Everyone has magical affinity but most people don't have enough to do anything with it. Books are required as both a focus and to stabilize magical spells and allow their use.>>36922615>>36922691I'll go with this and have you swing into the shopping district. As far as gold is concerned you have about 10,000 on you as a group. At home well lets just say being royalty in times of peace has its perks.Writing.
>>36922799Right, peace. That thing between wars.
>>36922933Shush you. Wars never truly end they just happen at a different location. The courts of Kings.
>>36922933Not warring really cuts down on expenses. Maybe we should try and keep it that way for a while.
>>36922043You decide that you’ll swing into the shopping district for some window shopping but mostly to get a chance to discuss with Agrias about the reason as to why you are out here in the first place instead of maybe actual military forces to deal with these bandits. After all why would a Prince, two other members of royalty, a royal guard in training, a member of the emperor’s house guard and two knight’s apprentice, be sent on a mission to deal with a bandit force with unknown size and capabilities?You enter the market district and are greeted by a multitude of different sensations, the sound of people shouting out to you to try their wares and horses clopping on the street, the smells of fresh fruits, incenses, and the leavings of said horses, and the sights of many stalls. “So what do you want to get first?” Agrias asks you as she looks around at the various stalls.“Well, I’m not really sure. I king of just walked this way hooping something would come to me.” You respond with a shrug.“Really?” She says with disbelief.“Well then I guess I’ll take the initiative here there was a good number of things I wanted to get for us anyways.” She says cracking a smile as she leads you through the marketplace to various stores stopping first at the general store, then the weapon shop. You get several vials from a potions vendor which he claimed would cure all that ails you. At one point you stop at a book store and Agrias grabs a green book off of one of the racks muttering something about giving it to a friend back home. Of course you are left carrying all of the items as they get stacked higher and higher on the pile in your arms as Agrias leads you around with a smile on her face.>Acquired Vulnerary x7, Iron Sword, Iron Spear, Javelin, Antidotes x3, Panacea x2, Book of Wind>Agrias enjoyed the shopping1/2
>>36923491Finally after running around for what had to be at least two hours the two of you stop to rest under the shade of a tree on the outskirts of the marketplace. A chance to catch your breath from having to carry what seems to be more than enough equipment for the mission. “So,” you finally get a chance to ask panting heavily as you do so. “why is it that out of the whole military might of Atea it managed to fall on the Prince and his rag-tag band of misfit friends to take out the bandits terrorizing this peaceful town?”“Oh, that’s an easy question to answer. You volunteered us of course. Always gung-ho for adventure, originally you thought you would just need me, Arc and Felecia, of course your father persuaded you to take some of his house guard with him. Although I’m sure that a small platoon could have been spared to help us you insisted that you only take the bare minimum.” She says with a light laugh. Geeze how suicidal was old you? You barely managed to survive with your dad’s guard and friends backing you up. The wind blows gently on the hill rustling the grass slightly. What do you want to do?>Enjoy the moment>Head back to the Inn and get the mission started already>Go back to the market place and pick up [?]>Write In
>>36923521>>Head back to the Inn and get the mission started already
>>36923521>Enjoy the moment"Is this the first time I've done a mission like this?"
>>36923521>Enjoy the moment"Sounds like old me was a bit of an idiot. Why would I do that?"
>>36923620Plot? Plot.>>36923622>>36923653Relax , take it all in, and insult your past self.Writing
>>36923521You decide to sit back relax and enjoy the good weather, you are sitting in a beautiful location not far on the outskirts of town the birds chirp as they flit overhead and slow rolling clouds dot the sky. After the moment passes for a bit you look over to Agrias again she is looking off into the sky with a faint smile on her face. “Just to ask, is this the first time I’ve done a mission like this? It seems like the old me was rather foolish to think he could get away with such a small group for a task like this.” You say somewhat self-depreciatively, or is it? Are you still the same person?Agrias looks over at you still with the smile on her face, she stares for a moment before uttering the word you dreaded that you would hear. “Nope,” Your heart sinks a bit, just how stupid are you…“but as you always used to say, there is a first time for everything. Now come on, let’s head back to the inn, I’m sure the others are waiting for us.” “This means I’m going to have to carry all of the stuff again doesn’t it?” “It sure does.”You sigh heavily.Back at the inn you gather up everyone and go over what the prisoner had told. Of the location of the bandit strong hold, of the secret back entrance, of the heart of the hold where the bandit leader is likely to be, and of the hostages being held there.There is a brief discussion between you and Mark on finalizing the strategy and you decide to head out >Dawn>Dusk>MidnightAlso who gets the Javelin?>You>Mark>Arc>Ornholt>Earnest
>>36924109How long did the prisoner say it would take to get there?
>>36924186Six Hours on foot.Its currently 2 in the Afternoon.
>>36924109This is a sneak attack. We leave at dusk and attack at midnight. We should rest now. >We get first Javelin, we're the lord.
>>36924109>DuskI guess we'll keep the javelin.
>>36924109>Midnight>ArcIt might be better to be generous with the javelin.
>>36924259>>36924298>>36924316>>36924383After tallying the votes it looks like we are leaving at Dusk, arriving for midnight, and keeping the javelin for our self.Writing
Is it just a normal javelin or is there something special about javelins in Fire Emblem?
>>36924109You and your crew take the rest of the afternoon to get the rest and relaxation you need. You manage to grab yourself some much needed Z’s in that oh so comfortable bed from this morning and before you know it the sun is once again low in the sky. You all gather up down in the main lobby of the inn and with iron spear in hand and your javelin strapped to your back you and your crew head out towards the north.===Six hours later you find yourself in the dark and ominous shadow of a fortress probably erected during the periods of war between Atea and its southern neighbor. This was probably the base where recruits were trained before being shipped to the south western lines but the fortress has been long since abandoned and is now apparently the base of the bandit group.The night is dark and filled with terrors, but there are no watchers on the walls of this fortress and the flickering of candle light an upper window tells you that someone is definitely home.“Alright,” you mutter “the bandit we captured said that there should be a secret entrance to the fortress, perhaps an escape tunnel in case of a visiting noble being caught in a siege situation. Fan out and see what you can find.”Roll 1d100 best of three. Remember it’s a roll under system.
>>36924565You get an extra square of range so you can counter archers and not get countered when you attack.
Rolled 10 (1d100)>>36924660roll
Rolled 37 (1d100)>>36924660
Rolled 50 (1d100)>>36924660
>>36924689>>36924714>>36924745"Roll under? We thought all quests were roll over?"- Dice GodsWriting
>>36924660It only takes you about a minute or so to find a patch in the masonry of the fortress that doesn’t match the rest of it hidden behind some large bushes. You run your hands over the stone, it is smoother than the rest of the fort except for one stone which is very coarse.You place your hand on the coarse stone and give a push and the stone slides back into a hole. You hear a pulley system go *thunk* *whirl whirl whirl* *ka-chunk* and the smooth portion of the wall slides upwards revealing a pathway below the fortress, its tall enough for a man on horseback but so narrow that your group would have to move single file. Luckily you doubt that the bandits have been alerted to your presence as of yet.You wave your group over and the seven of you manage to slip into the tunnel.After reaching the other end of the tunnel you find yourself in some sort of storage room. Pots and crates litter the room. There is an archway where double doors should be leading into the fortress itself but it appears that they were either removed for convenience by the bandits or deteriorated long ago. Your group progresses unhindered before coming to a problem the path branches.>Go Left>Go Right>Split the Party [Send who which way?]
>>36924998>>Split the Party [Send who which way?]We, Mark and Argias go left, the others right.
>>36924998>>36924998Blockade the right with pots and crates, then go left
Current party is:Rowan (you)MarkAgriasArcFeleciaOrnholtEarnestJust so you know
>>36925084ThisSplitting the party is unnecessary. We're small enough as it is.
>>36925057Split the party>>36925084>>36925195Go Left Writing
>>36924998>>36925084Sounds good to me.
Rolled 83 (1d100)>>36925224Rolling for reasons. Ignore me.
>>36925360Bandits are poor of hearing?
>>36925360Number of Bandits
Rolled 289 (1d1000)>>36925447Nah, bandits are 1d1000, for true slaughter.
>>36924998You barricade the hallway using the crates in the storage room to the best of your ability, before heading down the path to your left. You and your company attempt to progress as quietly as possible as you continue your exploration of the fortress complex. The hallway on this path has many doors and you have yet to see any bandits. At the end of the hallway you see large double doors.>Attempt to open some of the doors>Attempt to listen to some of the doors>Attempt to open the large double doors at the end of the hallway>Attempt to listen to the large double doors at the end of the hallway Bandit ears a shit
>>36925515>Listen at some of the doors
>>36925515>>Attempt to listen to some of the doors
Shit. I think we already went the wrong way. I think we were supposed to take a right and two lefts.
>>36925515Open doubledoors. Prioritize large clumps of bandits, THEN look for the leader.I'd also prefer not to attempt outsneaking bandits.
>>36925595We'll be fine. The castle is a giant circle obviously. We just need to take two rights and we'll end up where we want to anyway.
>>36925601If we could find the leader it would make the ensuing fight much easier.
>>36925595MRW someone remembers what the prisoner told you>>36925620>>36925632and gets completely ignored.>>36925547>>36925562Listens to doors winsWriting
Rolled 74, 55 = 129 (2d100)>>36925673Oh yeah and rolling for reasons.. Keep ignoring me.
>>36925673We have memory problems. Why couldn't Agrias remember? We'll find a way to get through this anyway.
>>36925752Maybe. We chose extra hard mode and there are traps here.
>>36925784>>36925784We can always turn back and go the right way using the excuse memory problems. If we can take out some bandits before they notice us we shouldn't have too much trouble.
You decide to attempt to hear if there is anything on the other side of the doors that line the hallway. You motion to the rest of your party to move up to the doors and check to see if they can hear anything.You press your ear up to the side of the door closest to you and focus. One, two, the seconds pass like minutes and…You hear nothing, no movement, no snoring, nothing. Not even the sound of rats skittering around an empty room. You look over to your friends and they all either shake their heads or give shrugs to tell you that the other rooms are more of the same.Suddenly Agrias looks at you and a light sparks in her eyes. “We went the wrong way. The prisoner said to go right at the fork.”Damn it Agrias why couldn’t you remember that earlier.>Open the doors anyways>Open the double doors anyways>Head back the way you came and go the right path >Write inParty goes the wrong way. QM makes rolls. Players immediately suspect traps and enemies. It was a memory roll. QM was telling character to ignore the memory.
>>36925869Open the doors anyway. Adventure is out there. Also hello again OP
>>36925869>>Head back the way you came and go the right path
>>36925673This is what I get for showing up late.
>>36925869>Head back the way you came and go the right pathThis is the hardest possible difficulty if we don't get every advantage we can we will die.
>>36925894Hello again Gramen>>36925912Glad to have you here anyways anon. I need souls for- I mean loyal fans yes... fans. Haha.Heading back the way you came wins. Writing.
>>36925969Rowan's carrying most of my create a characters name I can't let him die that fast.
Rolled 72 (1d100)>>36925869You slap your palm to your face, how could you have been so dense. Did that knock to your head affect your short term memory as well as give you amnesia? Now that would be a nightmare and a half. You give a circling motion with your hand and then point back the way you came. Your party makes it back to the first fork in the fort without having come upon any bandits yet. The barricade you created still appears to be untouched so you assume that no bandits have come this way.You re-move all of the crates out of the way. At this point you think it has probably been about an hour since you entered the fortress so the time is likely somewhere around one in the morning.You continue down the right hallway this time before coming across another fork.>Go Straight>Go Left>Go Back
Rolled 1 (1d3)>>36926082
>>36926082Straight it is!
>>36926082>LeftAs we were told.
>>36926118>>36926130Straight ahead>>36926125>>36926140>>36926153Stick to the plan. Stick to the plan.Go Left wins.Writing.
Rolled 67 (1d100)>>36926082You decide to stick with what the captured bandit told you seeing as he hasn’t steered you wrong yet and head left at the fork. This hallway is less well lit than the previous hallways and that is saying something there also appears to be a distinct lack of doors along the walls.It isn’t long before you come to yet another fork in the hallway.>Go Left>Go Right>Go Back
>>36926245>LeftThis bandit guided us this far. Maybe we should recruit him later.
>>36926245Right. I know my dungeons there's always fun things in the other halls.
>>36925595Wait, that wasn't a joke?>>36925869Damnit, and im generally the one who complains about left/right choices not mattering.>>36926174I hope we at least remember the layout as we go along.
>>36926272Once everyone's dead we can explore the other pathways.
>>36926245>LeftPrepare for DOODS
>>36926279>From last thread:"There is a secret entrance in the back of the hold. It's hidden by bushes but it should take you directly into the storage area. From there it is a right and two lefts to get to the main hall. This should let you bypass the boobytraps and catch the crew by surprise."
>>36926279I feel so bad for you, thinking left and right doesn't matter as I sit here with my shitty MS paint of a fortress and keep track of you guys with the color red line tool.>>36926272Go exploran!>>36926257>>36926277>>36926284>>36926319The plan would never betray us.Captcha:FeardQuiet Captcha you are paranoid.
>>36926430I promise. We can even get captives to run through the traps for us. Don't worry.
>>36926245You and your party head left yet again. There is no way that someone you knocked out, tied up, and threw in prison would ever betray you! The hall way gets even darker at this point with only a single torch lining the wall that’s when you see it or well the outline of it. Large Double Doors. This has to be the main hall!What do you do?>Bust down the double doors [Surprise Mother Fucker]>Sneak Inside [Seven Solid Snakes]>Write In
>>36926396I mean that normally, choosing a direction and rolling a 1d2 makes no difference from the players perspective. Except in this case, it does.
>>36926495Tip Toe tip toe sneak
>>36926495>>Write InLets take a listen first.
>>36926495I just thought of a really dumb plan.>walk in carrying crate big enough to obscure face and hide everyone behind you>ask for some help carrying it>everyone fans out to attackBut really,>surprise motherfuckers!
>>36926495If we just made a giant circle I will kill someone. >Sneak InsideNo horseman though. They don't tend to make the most stealthy animals.
>>36926497What type of shitty QM would I be if I gave you directions in an earlier thread only to make them not matter at all in a later one. Thats just bad story telling.>>36926520>>36926532>>36926602Sneaky, Sneaky>>36926550LEEROY!!!>>36926533Lets take a second and use our skulls.Sneaking in wins.Roll 7d100 best number in each of 3 sets goes. Low rolls are good.
Rolled 91, 18, 57, 96, 38, 56, 40 = 396 (7d100)>>36926676ROLLING
Rolled 28, 62, 8, 77, 34, 63, 79 = 351 (7d100)>>36926676If this works I'll love the gods
Rolled 15, 100, 54, 49, 77, 82, 88 = 465 (7d100)>>36926676
>>36926730Dat crit fail. We may be Leroy Jenkinsing this.
>>36926761Op said the best number in each of 3 sets. So we're ok
>>36926761Out of 21 die I'm a little surprised we only got one.
>>36926761Sad part is any other thread it would be amazing.
>>36926803Thats what you think>15,100,8,49,34,56,40Would have worked if not for the Faaaaaaail.
>>36926820I know. The dice gods caught onto OPs game and are now sending us the normally good rolls so they have more normally bad ones to hand out. OP is in cahoots with the dice gods.
>>36926850line piece, Line Piece, LINE PIECE
>>36926495You motion to Mark, Ornholt, and Earnest to unhorse and motion to the group to sneak in behind you. You ready your spear in one hand and push on the left door slowly with the other. It opens just enough for you to start going through. Agrias is behind you and followed by her- *thwump!* *SLAM!* You find yourself face down on the ground pinned under someone. The doors have been flung open and your entire party finds themselves wide in the open to the room in front of them.“Aaa~ttttttt- that hurt.” You hear Agrias say from on top of you. “Sorry Rowan, I tripped.” You try to think of something to say. Anger? Pain? Embarrassment? Wait no! Now isn’t the time for that right in front of you is a horde of bloodthirsty bandits that-!The room is painfully dark, so much so that it is impossible to see far further than a few feet or so into it. You hear coughing and soft moaning from within at least a dozen voices both male and female. Then a weak voice speaks up from the darkness it is most certainly female. “I- I can’t believe it. I-it worked, h-his plan worked. It actually worked. *cough* It actually-” You hear a *thud* in the dark.It will still take some time for your eyes to adjust to the darkness.>Write in response.The plot thickens.
>>36927132>Who are you people?Whose plan worked? Not ours that for sure. This bandit may just be MC party material.
>>36927132Leave the door open and wait for our eyes to adjust.
>>36927132Get back down that hallway and throw one of the wall torches while were at it.
>>36927132>Everybody walk the dinosaur
>>36927331We opened the door and got on the floor so....>>36927183Who are you people?>>36927184Wait and see.>>36927301Let there be light.I'm pretty sure i can fit all this into a post. Writing.
>>36927132did we just stumble into the rape dungeon? Also did we ever get that friendly bandits name? I forgot
>>36927132You stop for a moment. This certainly isn’t the main hall, no, that’s for sure what is it then? Then it hits you like a rampaging wyvern, the smell it’s disgusting, it is the smell of rotting flesh, the smell of fecal material and throw up, the smell of men and women forced to live in their own waste hoping to catch a rat for extra protein, the smell of dungeon with no keeper but many prisoners. You struggle to your lunch down as the smell overwhelms you. Your eyes slowly adjust and you begin to make out shapes. Bodies lie strewn across the dungeon floor some grasping feebly at the bars, others lie on their backs, some sit upright against the wall and you think you see one bound by hands and feet to the wall.“W-who are you people?” you struggle to say as Agrias gets off of you apparently attempting to keep her lunch down as well. *Hurk* -aaaand Arc just lost his. The one tied up to the wall speaks up this time, at least that’s who you think is talking it’s still hard to tell in the dark. “Men, and women of the village mostly. Or they used to be. Now prisoners of the vile Jidal and his men.” The figure says. The voice is also feminine in nature but this one although melodious has a venom to its tone. “I’m not one of them, captured while on my travels. But I am in the same predicament. Jidal keeps us here until we break, die, or get ransomed. Thoes he breaks either become more bandits for his forces or slaves for him and his twisted mammoth of a brother. But that’s enough out of me it looks like you have company.”Company?You hear stomping coming from the corridor behind you. The sound of at least a dozen footsteps down the hall. Fack.-End session-I know I promised combat but I’m tired.
>>36927653But the Cliffhanger. THe CLIFFHANGER IS REAL
>>36927653Agrias needs a reprimand once we're done, but for now we have some bandits to kill. Until next time.
Sticking around for q&a till I pass out
>>36927710Are we gonna died?
>>36927710I take it you mean the hall behind us?Thanks for running by the way, raka frakin holidays make me miss the first half of these every time.
>>36927746Possible but crit fails can only happen out of combat and bandits have shut stats. If tg plays it smart it shouldn't be to bad but beware the boss man.>>36927798Yes
And Archived>>36927598You never asked his name
>>36927841Dick ass thief all over the boss, got it.
>>36927841Well. Thanks for hosting op! This thread is super entertaining. Now If Only I could find my awakening game...What's the plan for later sessions?
>>36927894You only need one thing in Awakening.
>>36927893TG passed up on bringing the thief with them because muh paranoia.>>36927894Looks at title. Looks back at you. Looks at intro to first session and then back at you. Looks at the fact evil uncle isn't dead and back at you. Looks at checkov's arsenal and back at you.>>36927936Lovely.
>>36927960he was theif? When are we going to get our burly axeman?
>>36927936Mama I'm home, grinding a hell of a drug.
>>36927960Ya but umm something about teaching a man to fish? I'd rather eat for a day
>>36928001I already mentioned burly axe mans name in a session. He is someone we knew in the past. His loyalty is with us we just need to pick him up.>>36928016Yes it is.>>36928030Confucius say suck it up and use your head space.
>>36928078I plead the fifth.