"Nice to meet you." You say, trying to not sound too sarcastic. "To what I owe the pleasure?"The Abyssal's face bends in a wicked grin. "Oh, I'm mostly just here because I'm curious about the Titan."Did she just-Millian and Tia turn to you, both looking quite confused. "...Titan?" The Lunar asks. You see her frowning, the word leaving an unpleasant taste in her mouth. Then, she falls silent, bringing her hand to the forehead. Thinking. "...Why..."You can't help but remember your vision. What you saw within the Titan. How your previous incarnation died.And Amata's request. No one must know about the Titan.You had the feeling that not even the other Abyssals working for the Tyrant of the Doomsday Machine knew, or, if they knew, they weren't willing to talk about it opening. Then why does Speaker for the Dead...?"...Why does it sound familiar?" Tia lifts her head, staring straight into your eyes. You see confusion, puzzlement. Discomfort. Maybe anger."...My oh my." The Abyssal giggles. "You don't know anything? What you're fighting for? What this war is all about?" She approaches the side of your cart with light steps, on Tia's side. "Amata is using you, you know. And without even telling you the truth...">Attack her.>Threaten her.>Say that you have no idea what she's talking about.>Admit that you know about the Titan.>Ask Tia to not listen to her.>Ask her what game she's trying to play.>(Other)
>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
>>37154795>>Ask her what game she's trying to play.avoid avoid avoidhappy new year y'all
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>37154795woo, glad to have you back EF>Ask her what game she's trying to play.>(Other)"She doesn't need to tell me what I already know."
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>37154795>Ask her what game she's trying to play.
>>37154795>>Ask her what game she's trying to play.>I know what Amata has told me and that is enough.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>37154850>>37154831Dice anons, turn on your dice.
>>37154795 (OP)>>Ask her what game she's trying to play.Hold Tia's hand too, those aren't the best of memories.Hope you had a happy new years and a merry Christmas EF.It's nice to see you back.
>>37154795>>37154874>Hold Tia's hand tooI'll second that and add it to my vote in >>37154833
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>37154874Been a while since the last thread, forgot my dice.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>37154795>Ask her what game she's trying to play.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>37154795>Admit that you know about the Titan.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>37154795>Ask Tia to not listen to her.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>37154795Maybe not Feurdelis, but I was sure Phoenix knew about it.
>>37154795>Ask her what game she's trying to play.Wow, didn't expect EF to run on weekends. Really surprising.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>37154795>>Admit that you know about the Titan."I actually know a fair bit more about this whole business than Even Amata does. Benefits of being a Solar with the big boss on speed dial"
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>37154852I turn them on, but they won't stay on and it's a pain in the ass to turn them on every time.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>37154795>Ask her what game she's trying to play.>(Other)>Hold Tia's hand>"I perfectly know this, Abyssal. And I trust her regardless. But I suppose you wouldn't be able to understand."We trust our fiancee. Also, insult the foe to start social combat.
You frown and lean in, getting between her and Tia."...What game are you playing, Speaker?" You ask her, a hint of a threat behind your words, just enough to let her know she should pick her next words with exceptional care."I'm actually on your side in this, you know." She replies, apparently unimpressed, or maybe missing your subtext entirely. "Even though she's a mere Dragon-Blooded, that woman is using you. She persuaded you to help her protect the Titan... who knows what she plans to do with it? She keeps secrets. She lies and cheats and manipulates and withholds information from those who trust her.""Wait." Tia interrupts you both. "...I, I remember of a place called... the Titan. I... I don't remember where I heard about it...""Would you like to know more about it?" The abyssal grins. "Because it looks like your dear Maka doesn't want you to know. She's been lying to you. She knows of the Titan, the place of your memories. And she's kept it a secret from you."Tia turns to you, confused. Conflicted. "...Is that true?"You feel like you've already seen that exact face once. On the other side of a gun pointed at you. And after that, darkness.>Yes, it's true.>No, I have no idea what she's talking about.>Attack Speaker for the Dead.>Attack Tia.>Other?
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>37155098>No, I have no idea what she's talking about.EF, how many successes did we have? If the dice was coutned, that is.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>37155098>Yes, it's true.>Other?"Yes its true, its true for very good reasons, the least of which is that now is not the time or place for that conversation when we're trying to prevent a war. Trust me on this Tia, just trust me.Speaker, I know what Amata is doing, and I know that the only person trying to manipulate anyone here right now is you."Take one of her hands in our and give it a squeeze.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>37155098>Other?"Yes but I didn't want to burden you just before a war."Activate TTH
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>37155117derp, should specify that I mean to take hold of one of Tia's hands to reassure her>>37155119>Activate TTHSeconding popping TTTH
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>37155098
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>37155098>Yes, it's true.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>37155119>>37155126+1
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>37155098>Yes it's true.Not out of malice or because we're using you, but we made a promise and we keep our promises.Plus Amata is under an oath of some sort, I'd rather not run the risk if bringing that down on her.I mean she could be lying, it's not an Eclipse Oath and it's not like no one else knew about it, but a promise is a promise.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>37155098>"Tia, there are promises that I will keep, even if that means letting you, Amata or anyone else in the dark about some things.">"I hope you can forgive me for this.">Then, turn to Speaker>"So, I suppose your gimmick is discord? Fun, but pretty useless"Don't let her speak at her own pace, guys. Let's throw her off balance
>>37155176>>37155174>>37155137>>37155126Looks like we're dressed up to the nines
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>37155119TTTH sounds good right about now, should we think about using any other charms?
>>37155203Depends. Maybe the Speaker will attack us, or maybe we'll go social combat. I'd say it's best to wait until the hostility trully begin.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>37155220True, hopefully our good dice get used for some kind of positive result.
Rolled 9 (1d10)Dice.
>>37155119>"Yes but I didn't want to burden you just before a war."That has nothing to do with why we didn't tell her
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>37155240Especially since we did tell her about our dream
>>37155240Did you even read the sentence? It says that we didn't tell her because that information may effect her performance in the war. Thus we did not tell her.
>>37155098>Other?Made a promise.And use TTTH
[TALKING TO THE HEART][ESSENCE: 5/6]Social + Zenith = 6 5 10 9 3 9 5 9 9 = 6 successesYou bite your lower lip. You... You're really cornered up here. No other choice."It's true." You sigh. "Sorry. Amata made me swear to keep it a secret."Tia doesn't look too happy to hear that, but stays silent."Oh. Wow." Speaker smiles. "Did you really need an Abyssal to butt into your happy married couple life to start being truthful with each other? That does not sound like a healthy way to handle a relationship.""Shut. Up." You hiss at her."Wait." Millian, still looking a bit shocked, still manages to round up enough courage to ask a pressing question. "...What IS this "Titan" thing?"Tia closes her eyes. ...Is she crying? Or just trying to remember? Or trying to NOT remember?"...That knife... yes..." you hear her muttering under her breath.Speaker exchanges a glance with you and does a little shrug.>I'll explain it.>What do you remember, Tia?>Why don't YOU explain her, Speaker, since you seem to know so much?
>>37155316not this guy, but that was not because of this that we didn't tell her. We didn't tell her because we promised to not to.
>>37155316But that's not the reason we didn't tell her. We didn't tell her because we made a promise to Amata.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>37155340>What do you remember, Tia?>I'll explain any gaps.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>37155340>Why don't YOU explain her, Speaker, since you seem to know so much?
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>37155357+1
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>37155340>OtherHug Tia and say"You don't have to remember now, I'll explain it when we're done here, trust me on this."
>>37155340>What do you remember, Tia?>I'll explain any gaps.I like this one.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>37155340>>Why don't YOU explain her, Speaker, since you seem to know so much?
>>37155343>>37155348We kept denying her about the memories and our attitude from daydreaming. We did not tell her about those not because of the promise but because of the pressure it may cause on Tia. Especially with her crazy streak. Could we really tell her that she shot us in her past life with all the pandering she does now?
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>37155098>If I did know about such a thing, I wouldn't be able to speak of it.Remain silent about the Titan. We're not going to discuss it with Speaker, so we don't need to admit that we know even if she's certain about it.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>37155340>>What do you remember, Tia?I think for Tia, the important part isn't going to be the actual Titan, but "her memories" of her killing First Age not!Maka.
>>37155399a little late there anon
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>37155340>Hug Tia>"You remember about the dream I told you about, Tia?">"We are not those people. And will never be.">To Millian: "I'm affraid it's not something I can tell you much more. It's something very dangerous, and I promised to Amata, as she herself promised, to not tell anything about it.">To Speaker: "Who are you, and what do you want?"
>>37155396That's why we didn't tell her about the dream, but not why we hid the Titan. They are two separate issues, telling her about one doesn't mean we would've had to tell about the other, and we had different reasons for hiding both.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>37155340>>37155422This, also kiss her, full tongue, get her mind out of the place its at.
>>37155396Dude. We did tell her about this:' "...I recently remembered something. From a previous life. A distant life. From the First Age."Tia sits next to you on the table, silently, giving you her entire attention.You tell her the vision you had in the Titan, without mentioning the titan itself or the circumstances. You keep details vague. She follows everything you say with utmost care."What do you think of this?" You ask her, in the end."A bad dream." She dismisses it."It felt really... really real.""A bad dream." She repeats.With some hesitation, you hand the silver statuette to Tia, depositing it in her palms.She stares at it. Without a word between the two of you, her fingers go to the hidden switch and release the blade with a loud CLACK."...You remember this?" You ask her.She frowns. "No." She locks the blade back closed, and turns the thing in her hands a couple of times, lost in thought. You have no idea what she's thinking right now, but her face has gotten surly and worried. She's staring at the small figurine with something close to anger. 'Session 49
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>37155340Seconding >>37155422
>>37155427If we hint anything about her past life it would link up. She gets closer to it the more information she gets.
>>37155427We DID tell her.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>37155422This is good. >>37155340>>37155372 here, changing my vote to supporting >>37155422
>>37155455Yes I know, I forget the exact details because it's been so long since it happened and just took >>37155396 on his word that we didn't.
Anyone against talking Speaker for the Dead into submission ?Girl will need to change her name to Silent as the Dead
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>37155506I'd only be against it if she continues butting in where she doesn't belong, then I want to slap her face off.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>37155422So much this it hurts
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>37155340Swapping >>37155357 to >>37155422 if its not too late.
>>37155529Oh god the first roll in this quest in nearly 3 month... *shudder*
>tfw all those people vote my thing
A few seconds of silence pass.Tia lifts her eyes to meet yours. They're red and bloodshot. "...That knife statuette... you found the Titan? Amata... knows?"She shivers.You pull her to you and hug her tight. She's shaking."It hurts." She mumbles."It's all right." You whisper back to her. "It's all in the past. It's a dream for us. We are not those people. And we'll never be.""One can certainly hope so." Speaker suggests, hopping on the horse pulling your cart and sitting on its back. The beast seems quite calm, or even to not notice her at all.You ignore her for now, turning to Millian. "...I'm sorry, I can't tell you now. It's something very dangerous. And I promised to Amata that I wouldn't tell anyone.""You... you can't even... tell me?" Tia stammers, still in shock.[Social + Zenith = 3 8 2 7 10 3 10 5 1 = 6 successes]"...Do you want to know?" You ask her.You feel her spasms calming down. "...No. I... I don't. I don't want to know. I don't want to see. I don't want to remember."You glare back at Speaker for the Dead.You have to admit it, she reduced Tia, one of the most powerful combat monsters of an Exalted you know of, to a quivering mess with just a few words.You'd like to think that you are mentally stronger and healthier than Tia, but the Abyssal's smug smile tells you that she isn't done."...Who are you, and what do you want?" You ask her.She bows. "I am Speaker for the Dead, Moonshadow Deathknight for the Tyrant of the Doomsday Machine. And... well, first of all I wanted to make sure you weren't lying to poor Tia here. You monster. You should be ashamed of yourself, keeping your loved one in the dark, about something so important, for so long."You barely restrain your desire to slug her in the face and grit your teeth."...And then, I was just wondering if you had any idea of what was at stake here. What the Titan can DO." She smiles. "Because you know, right? What the Titan can do. I'm actually asking. I have no idea."
>I think you're lying. I think you know. And you're going to tell me.>(Stay silent)>I have no idea what you're talking about.>I don't know.>It's damaged, but could probably fly again if repaired. (truth)>It's completely broken. It's never going to fly again. (lie)>It's still functioning and can take off at a moment's notice. (lie)>All of its weapons have been stripped and recycled by Tianna's military except for the Eye of Judgement, which could still work. (truth)>All of its weapon systems are destroyed, including the Eye of Judgement. (lie)>All of its weapon systems are still in place. (lie)>The main Essence reactor is still active and working. It's venting heat into Tianna's volcano. (truth)>The main Essence reactor is dead. I don't think it will ever work again. (lie)>I rigged the main Essence reactor to blow up at my command. You'll never have it. (lie)>Most of its internal facilities have probably been damaged and looted beyond immediate use. (truth)>Its internal facilities, like factories-cathedrals and tactical command centers, are still perfectly functional. (lie)>Most of the internal facilities are completely burned out and destroyed, lost forever. (lie)(you can pick multiple options if you intend to describe the condition of the Titan as you've seen it.)
>>37155792>Change the subject, ask about the deathlordDon't give her any more ammo and don't tell her anything about the titan.Full damage control mode.
>>37155792>Fuck off.Does she think we'll actually just give away such information?
>>37155792>Even if I did, what could I possibly gain by telling you?
>>37155792>I think you're lying. I think you know.+ >>37155824>Change the subject.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>37155792>>37155824This
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>37155845My dice
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>37155779>Change the subject. Attack her like she did for Tia>Smuggest smile possible>"So I guess the Tyrant doesn't trust you enough to tell you about it, eh ? Do you even knows about her plans?"
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>37155792>>I think you're lying. I think you know. And you're going to tell me.I don't want to lie to her, something tells me she had a charm for that, but I'd rather not tell her anything about the Titan.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>37155845This
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>37155792>>37155861This.
Consensus is tell her nothing, but now we need to hit back. She has an information advantage on us so what can we use against her?And at least we now have a list of what condition the titan is in.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>37155845+1
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>37155847Forgot to rollAlso, what happens when a lunar enters a mocp?
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>37155929mocp?
>>37155945Hat thing normally housing a corrupted solar exaltation, seen many ways to write it and didn't want to decide
>>37155885we know that she says that she doesn't know about the Titan's condition. Even if she's lying, playing the fool require a lot of humility so, as I said here >>37155861, we can target her sense of pride and the fact that the Tyrant apparently doesn't trust her.Furthermore, we can play with the fact that anyone working for a Deathlord must have doubt that they will actually be rewarded, and we can tell her how irrelevant she is, a best an unecessary lackey and at worst an annoyance on our road to talk to the real player.
>>37155945>>37155973Monstrance of Celestial...something.I have no clue. But most likely nothing. Since they were built for Solars.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>37155973Oh the thing-y. I assume nothing to the Lunar Exaltation itself, aren't the Monstrances specially design for each individual exaltation so a different one entering it wouldn't work.
Should we use the Solar Judgement thing, or keep it for later?
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>37156026Not just yet I think
>>37156026Wait, we bought it? Bollocks.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>37156026
>>37156034Why wouldn't we have bought it?
>>37156026Given that I think she's got a secondary goal of sapping our essence in this social combat session...
>>37156060Character sheet, my friendAlso costs versus use
>>37156060I was hope there would be enough votes against getting to stall until we can get Social 5. That and i am personally against getting ECSJ. But too late for that.
You sigh, squeezing Tia to your chest a bit harder as you feel her relaxing and losing her tension and tremors. "...Why should I tell you anything? Why should I play your game?"She looks to the side and scratches her cheek. "Well... Because if you don't play, it won't be fun?""Why don't YOU know?" You ask her back. "I guess Tyrant doesn't trust you enough to tell you about it?"[Zenith + Social = 8 6 10 7 9 9 1 3 1 = 6 successes]"Oh, I was lying." She candidly admits.You lift an eyebrow."I was lying to get you to reveal what you know." She giggles. "OR WAS I?"You groan audibly. Reken smiles, evidently amused."...Look, Speaker, if you're just here to waste my time...""I promise I'm not." She holds one hand up. "Will you just let me ask you... three questions?" She closes two fingers on that hand. "They'll be very interesting questions.">Ask away, but I can't promise you I'm going to actually answer them.>I'll answer to them, but in exchange, you will have to (what?)>You get ONE question. Choose it well.>How about you shut up and get out of my way, instead? I'm in a hurry.>No way. Noy I am going to ask, and YOU are going to answer my questions. (what?)>(Other)
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>37156180>>Ask away, but I can't promise you I'm going to actually answer them.Eh. May as well hear them....I am hoping there isn't a Moonshadow charm that forces someone to answer a question you ask.
>>37156180>You get ONE Question Choose it well.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>37156180>>You get ONE question. Choose it well.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>37156208I hate my tablet
>>37156180>I'll answer to them, but in exchange, you will have to (what?)We get to ask four questions back.Always try to make a profit.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>37156180>>You get ONE question. Choose it well.We got one question about Tyrant after all
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>37156180>Ask away, but I can't promise you I'm going to actually answer them.
>>37156180>You can ask. I can't promise I'll answer, but I promise that what I'll tell you here will be the truth.We've got to establish moral superiority here. This is just a warmup for their Midnight, and if we can't deal with Speaker's smartassery, how are we going to deal with that?
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>37156180>>Ask away, but I can't promise you I'm going to actually answer them.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>37156180>Go closer to her, invade her personal space>flirty voice>"Sure, ask away. But each will come with an ... ~interesting~ price"Let's make her nose bleed
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>37156180>Ask away, but I can't promise you I'm going to actually answer them.Mental defenses are a go.
>>37156180>Ask away, but I can't promise you I'm going to actually answer them.
She wants to ask questions to make us doubt
Rolled 5 (1d10)Forgot muh dice
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>37156620Dice.
OP, you there?
"...Ask away. But I can't promise I'll actually answer you." You reply, letting go of Tia's cooldown hug. She seems to be better now."Sure. After all... questions are a lot more important than answers." The Abyssal replies, cryptically. "Then ask those damn questions. Let's see what you can come up with.""Alright. Hypothetical scenario. Let's say the Tyrant of the Doomsday Machine wants the Titan." She starts."Hypothetical, huh." You reply, sarcastic."Totally hypothetical." She nods, super serious. "Why wouldn't you let her have it.""...Are you serious?" You ask."Absolutely serious. I want to know. Why aren't you just giving the Titan to my mistress?""That's a retarded question." You note."Indulge me." She grins.>I don't even know what a Titan IS, but I'm sure I don't want her to have it.>Because she's going to use it to do who knows what damage in the world of the living.>Because I want to keep it for myself.>Because even just activating that thing is going to make everything above it, including Tianna and Pearl, crumble to pieces.>No, I'm not going to indulge you. Next question.>(Other?)
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>37156809>>No, I'm not going to indulge you. Next question.
>>37156809>Because she's going to use it to do who knows what damage in the world of the living.
>>37156809>I don't even know what a Titan IS, but I'm sure I don't want her to have it.We do, but they don't need to know.
>>37156809>Because she's going to use it to do who knows what damage in the world of the living.You can do a lot of things, but you can't trust a goddamn Deathlord.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>37156838forgot muh roll.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>37156809>Even just activating that thing is going to make everything above it, including Tianna and Pearl, crumble to pieces. Not to speak of what she will do with that thing afterwards.
>>37156809>Because she's going to use it to do who knows what damage in the world of the living.>Because even just activating that thing is going to make everything above it, including Tianna and Pearl, crumble to pieces.
>>37156809Because that's not what the UCS wants done with it.
>>37156842I know! that's whz they are called DEAtHlords, not kittylords or huglords. DETHlords! they HAVE to be nuts, sol damn
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>37156809>Because she's going to use it to do who knows what damage in the world of the living.>Because even just activating that thing is going to make everything above it, including Tianna and Pearl, crumble to pieces.
>>37156809"A saga of the Sun and Moon. A monument to sin and redemption forgotten by time."[Maka/Tia connection. Crazy shit went down due to Solar sin, but so long as the Titan is there it is a sign that good things can come from the bad. The Unconquered Sun's creation has given this land life. And fuck you if you think we'll give a straight answer to a cryptic pain in the ass.]
>>37156809>Because she's going to use it to do who knows what damage in the world of the living.Do not say>Because even just activating that thing is going to make everything above it, including Tianna and Pearl, crumble to pieces.
>>37156809>Because even just activating that thing is going to make everything above it, including Tianna and Pearl, crumble to pieces.Her name is 'Tyrant of the Doomsday Machine.' It's right in her goddamn title.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>37156809>Because even just activating that thing is going to make everything above it, including Tianna and Pearl, crumble to pieces.Speaking of the Titan though, personally I don't want to use it for ourselves, at least not like for Maka's personal agenda or our circle's plans. UCS said he would leave it up to us and I think it should be something that should only be used if Creation was in danger or something.
>>37156809>>Because I want to keep it for myself.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>37156809>"Because, Speaker, I do not trust her with it. Yet. Hell, I do not trust anyone with it, myself included. That's like asking why you don't trust a random stranger to juggle burning torches while standing on a string above a pool full of lamp oil. Unless they actually proved they could manage it without a scratch, I wouldn't even consider to let them do it."
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>37156809>Because anyone who uses it is going to do who knows what damage in the world of the living.
Not a vote>Because she's going to use it to do who knows what damage in the world of the living.Weren't we planning on finding a way to use the Titan too? This answer invalidates any possible future use we might have for it, and closing such an option is a terrible mistak.
"Because even just activating that thing is going to make everything above it, including Tianna and Pearl, crumble to pieces." You explain with a groan."Oh. You're well-informed.""And because she's going to use it to do who knows what damage in the world of the living." You add."Eh." She shrugs, unconvinced. "That's not her plan. But you're probably not going to believe me if I told you that she doesn't intend to use it to hurt anyone in Creation.""She's a DEATHLORD.""Death is a natural part of life. It isn't necessarily a bad thing. All things must come to an end after all." She explains. "But here's my second question: Still hypothetically speaking: assume we secured the surface so that the Titan could be activated without damage to Tianna or Pearl. Assume the Tyrant wouldn't hurt anyone in Creation with the Titan. Let's even just... alright. Let's say that you get to veto the Tyrant's plans on how to use the Titan." She explains calmly. "You can stay on it. You can drive it, if drive is even the right word. Pilot? Command? Whatever. The Tyrant just tells you where she'd like you to point it. You don't have to do it if you don't want to."You shake your head. "I have no idea what you're trying to say.""Yes or no?" She just asks.>Yes.>No.>Next question.>(Other)
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>37156809>I don't trust her not to use it as a weapon.
>>37157164>(Other)>Define 'Veto'If this is one of those 'Kill the other deathlords' deathlords, then hearing her out might be interesting. Assuming she doesn't sic the Baron on us to gank us in our sleep.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>37157164> Next question.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>37157164There was no question there. Next question.And even if there was, the Titan should only every be activated to stop a Creation-threatening threat.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>37157164>>No.I don't think anyone should have this or should use it, not like a personal attack ship at least.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>37157164>No.There are very little situations that need a titian big hammer
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>37157164>(Other) Probably not but I'd need a lot more detail to really give you an answer. Any sort of agreement would of course be predisposed on a strong foundation of personal trust earned by her from Amata, Tia and me. We'd also have to have assurances that her personal wishes and plans could not be co-opted by another power. But to be blunt, I very much doubt you can sell me on the idea of using as a weapon period.
Rolled 3 (1d10)Reminder that we're here to talk to the Tyrant, so we're at least willing to give her the benefit of the doubt. But as I said above, the Titan, in the state it is, is not something you can trust people with. It's basically an entire populated island and an unstable, wrecked superweapon
>>37157164>Next question.I want the Titan, but not under any abyssal's conditions.
>>37157164>I think we'd want to know that there was some good use for the Titan before it was activated, Speaker. Still, if we got veto, then sure.
>>37157164>"If everything checks out like that, and I can be absolutely sure of it, in this hypothetical scenario, then... Yes.>But I'm still not convinced that there isn't an angle here, and I can't be sure if reality is going to match this hypothetical."
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>37157164>>Next question.Moving on.
Well, Unconquered Sun said he trusted us with it.>>37157164> Yes.>If I can trust her, and if she can trust me, and if nothing was harmed in the process, yes, I would> But getting a weapon this powerful would make anything I care about a direct target. So unless it remains hidden, I don't see how no one can be harmed.>unless there was a threat that would make using it worth it
>>37157164>Maybe, depends if I can consult with others about those plans
>>37157268Well, that would guarantee we won't abuse its power
>>37157164>>No.We are not giving it.
The problem here, for me at least is, our highness the tyrant pretty much pulling us through a gauntlet of her underlings on a lure and not speaking directly about these matters to us. seriously, i couls bet she is more afrid of us then anything, trying to tempt and weaken us, studying us as close as possible through her underlings... *sigh* that's exactly what I would do
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>37157164>I'd have to meet her before giving you a final answer, but right now I'd say no.
>>37157202Changing to >>37157542
It takes you a few seconds to put together a coherent answer."...It's not that simple." You tell her."You can do better than that.""I don't trust you." You point your finger at her. "And I don't trust your master. Not with the power of the Titan. It's too dangerous. I don't know what she's really planning. You all look like you WANT to tell me but CAN'T. And I don't know enough to make a decision."She nods."If I could trust you? IF? Maybe. MAYBE. It's a big maybe. But even the fact that I'm heading for your boss, to speak with her, means I'm giving you the benefit of the doubt. But, right now? Hell no."She nods again. "Last question?""Last question." You nod.She leans in, close to you, from her seat atop the horse pulling your wagon, and whispers:"...Did you ever hear voices in your head?">Yes>No>Don't answer>(other?)
>>37157638>YesThat's us! :DDD
>>37157638>>NoI don't remember Maka ever hearing voices in hear head. Except for the UCS.
>>37157528I'd say that she's more trying to test the water, so to speak. If we were an holier-than-you hypocrit, she would need to know it.For the moment we face "let's start a war against me" and are facing "what would you do with your superweapon".
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>37157651SECONDED TO MALFEAS AND BACK
>>37157664Did we hear voices when we were in the Titan?Also, that's the second underling who ask this
>>37157638Wait, does she? Other than the flashback sequence I don't remember her ever hearing voices
>>37157638>Don't answer.>What's with you and voices in head.
>>37157638>>NoNot like you and Feurdelis, I mean we've spoken to UCS, but I wouldn't call that hearing voices.
>>37157638I'm trying to run through the implications of telling her the truth versus denying it again, but I genuinely can't come to a reasonable answer.Whelp.>Yes
>>37157638>"Only the voice of the unconquered sun."
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>37157638>Smile "Sol is ready to believe in us again, though it's going to be up to us, all of us, to re-earn his trust. Now that you know about my head voice, might if I ask about yours?"Just assume she's talking about the fact that as a zenith we have a direct line to the main man.
>>37157760¨Mission control, here Creation taskforce #34, we have a problem¨
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>37157696Maka?She doesn't , I mean we don't count, I'm pretty sure this isn't like HeroQuest where we're voices in her head, just like, her actual thoughts and stuff.
>>37157696>>37157807Unconquered Sun has talked to her.Or something that we are assuming is the Unconquered Sun.
>>37157638"Only the voice of the Unconquered Sun, guiding and shaping me in his visage."
Hey, something just struck me. You kill a Primordial to made a Neverborn, right? Does that mean that abyssal shards are made by "killing" solar shards? If that's the case, could they be cleansed, "resurrected" by creating a reincarnation mechanism for the shards shards, or is this a permanent thing like the Neverborn staying dead?
>>37157638>No>What is it with you people and voices?
>>37157825>Does that mean that abyssal shards are made by "killing" solar shards? No. Read the fucking books you retard.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>37157638"I only hear the Unconquered Sun. Who do you hear? Why do you people keep asking me that?"
>>37157825There is a thing called ¨redemption quest¨. they get it because abyssals are solars with polarities switched, no much shard-foo here, taht's yozi stuff
>>37157825If you can trap one and take it to Lytek, God of Exaltations, then turning it back to a Solar Exaltation is 'trivial'. Problem is killing the abyssal then stopping the shard from running off to tempt some poor schmuck.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>37157818It was totally him, I mean it was definitely him that spoke to us when we first Exalted, and we've prayed directly to him twice and got an answer from him, I assume it would be hard to intercept and fake that.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>37157853Don't Abyssal shards normally go back to their Monstrances, unless they get like distracted, if you can collect those from the Deathlord the shard should come right back to you and then you could take it to Lytek. I mean ignoring the whole actual taking it from the actual Deathlord part.
Hey guys, when we get UCS as a mentor, think we could Make Little Beam a sibling?
>>37157864True, but I can't think of any other reason why the abyssals would be concerned about voices in our head, unless it's to make us doubt that it was actually him.Or they know it wasn't him.
>>37157834I plan to when Ex3 comes out.
>>37157904>Waiting for Ex3See you in half a year. Quest will probably be over by then. Abyssal books will probably be 2016
>>37157853I think that's Green Gun Princes. You trap their shard and take it to Lytek, UCS, or Autochthon if he's around and they can undo whatever the Yozi did.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>37157898I think they might be concerned about the voices in their heads and are asking "Hey do you get that too?"Her and Feurdelis probably have a Whispers rating.
>>37157904That won't help you with this quest as it's based on 2E lore mostly, with changes, and the 3E lore will be different.Also >>37157921
>>37157883Like i said, the actual purification is 'trivial'.Actually getting a shard with abyssal, deathlord and neverborn interference, trapping it when shards are built to roam free, then taking it to Lytek in Heaven with 50 Sidereal Kung-Fu teacup ninja assassins trying to stop/kill you...The last step is the easy part.
>>37157891Could we even bear The Unconquered Sun's child?
>>37157923Ironically the GSP's, due to Yozi taint are fundamentally changed and hence cannot be simply 'purified' unlike Deathknights.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>37157952Like physically?SureEmotionally?Maka might die from the excitement of having Senpai's baby
>>37157952From all technical reasons I see no way we couldn't.From a practical/social perspective that's pretty much an epic quest by itself to get to Yu-Shan and distract him from the games long enough to get knocked up, much less convince him to do it.
>>37158007Hey, someone else did to make Little Beam. I'm sure we can too.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>37158007Can't gods just like, touch someone and go Bam! pregnant?Not saying Maka would settle for that I mean.
>>37157638>"...Did you ever hear voices in your head?"Does the fact that The Unconquered Sun, king of heaven and patron of all Solars, spoke to me twice in the last two months count?
>>37157952>>37157995>>37158007>>37158027>>37158044Sadly this won't be happening due to lack of XP for Social 5 in favor of ECSJ and AST.
>>37157995Actually it's more like an exaltation mantling that exaltation, it is possible to purify it but damn hard for lytek
>>37157975You've got it entirely backwards. Abyssals have to go on a redemption quest and get the UCS to personally intervene to cleanse them. Infernal shards can be restored by Lytek because it's just addons to the solar shard, rather than a total reversal.
>>37158086luckily this won'tbe happening because social 5 and UCS mentor. THE perfect mentor.
Time seems to slow down for a moment. You feel your heartbeats all of sudden. Growing stronger, but not faster."...Yes." You reply. "I hear the voice of the Unconquered Sun."You see a flash of almost amused disappointment in her eyes, like you are completely missing the point.She stands up, on top of the horse, and turns her back at you. "...If I were you, I'd return to the walls of Tianna, then.""...Why?""I don't think you're ready to meet the Tyrant.">...You're right. Maybe I'll go back home. We'll solve this the old-fashioned way.>Why are you saying this all of sudden?>Just get lost then. I'll go on on my own.>Attack her.>(Other)
>>37158086how much do we need for Social 5, again? 20 XPs?
>>37158177We have 19 dude
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>37158168>Why are you saying this all of sudden?This is why we kept our mouth shut when Feurdelis asked
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>37158168>>Why are you saying this all of sudden?Ask about the voices though, Feurdelis asked the same thing, is it an Abyssal thing?
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>37158212We have 11
>>37158168"You are right, which is why you are here is it not?""Is it not why I have encountered you, and the one before you, and soon the one behind you in turn?"
>>37158168>Why are you saying this all of sudden?>>37158212Look again, ECSJ dropped it to 11.
>>37158168This cryptic "I know better but I'm not telling" bullshit is starting to annoy me. Let's turn the table.>"I answered your questions. Now it is time for you to listen to mine"
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>37158249forgot my die
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>37158168Just rollin here because that was a bit unexpected>>37158229Okay then it's time*deep breath*NOOOOOOOOOoooooooooOOOOOooo
Are we the players really missing something here, or has Maka really no way to know what they're talking about?
>>37158346She has no idea what they are talking about.
>>37158346The only thing i can think of are whispers, but if you get them as solar, something is very very wrong. At least out of the underworldI'd nearly bet the reveal will lead to an epic face palm here
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>37158346The voices you mean?That's Maka having no way of knowing and us not being entirely sure.It's probably Whispers though, asking more would make it clear though.
You scratch your head, literally. "What the heck are you talking about?""I'm talking about different voices. Voices, plural. Voices coming from places far away, inside you. Where the Light of the Sun never reaches." She says, stepping away."Wait. I- I don't understand. What voices are you even talking about?""I don't think they're as clear to you as they are to us, Maka. But everyone hears them. And..." She half-turns. "They hear you back. There is a reason the Tyrant will not meet you right away. The voices are listening to her.">Ask a question (what?)>Let her go>Attack her>(Other?)
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>37158560>>Ask a question (what?)What do they voices say?Totally Whispers, they're hearing the whispers of the Neverborn.
>>37158560>Let her goCan we move on now?
>>37158560>Ask a question (what?)>The voices are listening to her?Um...great curse?
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>37158560There it is, there's the facepalm. cleaar as day and I didn't think of it
>>37158560"Then no, I've never heard those voices."
>>37158168>"I don't think you're ready to meet the Tyrant.""Neither do I, but neither of us has a choice in the matter. Please step aside."
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>37158560>Ask a question (what?)>Why is she working for the Tyrant? What is her stakes in all this?Anyway, I suppose we have to meditate and try to reach the place in our mindscape "where the Light of the Sun never reaches".>>37158600What do you mean?
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>37158592Whispers, it's an Abyssal thing, they can hear the voices of the Neverborn speaking to them and being spooky, it's a a background they can take.
>>37158560>Let her go"While the light we see may leave shadows, the Sun's true light illuminates everything. Even the darkest souls. there is no place, however deep and hidden, where His light does not touch. Even within you."We're a priestess of the Sun. You think we're going to let her talk down to our Senpai?
>>37158690It can't be Whispers if 'everybody' hears them. The only thing that affects Solars would be the Great Curse.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>37158715"Where the Light of the Sun never reaches" is definitely the Underworld, and everyone could just mean all the Abyssals or she's crazy.I mean we could ask her , she's right there.
>>37158560Wait, the Tyrant is an aware self-insert for EF? That's madness!
>>37158740TWIST TIME: EF is BOTH Sol Invictus and the Neverborn and we are the whispers
>>37158715Everyone can have the Whispers background, but for a non-Abyssal to have it means something has gone wrong at some point.
>>37158690>>37158715>>37158732I'm pretty confused. Also, can Deathlords speak back to the Whispers?
>>37158732Or, because the whispers of the Neverborn tend to twist the mind, she actually believes that the Neverborn are actively whispering to all mortal life and that the Oblivion they promise is inevitable.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>37158822Right, crazy.>>37158816The background description mentions they can tap into the connection and talk to them yeah.
"...I see." You reply. "Please step aside."She does so. "Are you still going to meet the Tyrant?"You nod. "I think you're wrong. I believe myself to be ready to meet her.""You're not, not now." She replies. "But maybe you will be after meeting all of us. Each of us has a message for you.""I sure hope you do because up to now you're not making much sense." You reply, snapping the reins and sending the horse trotting down the road.Some time passes. The shadow you're heading towards grows taller and thicker."I'm confused." Tia proclaims, as if she's been doing some thinking on her own in the meanwhile."You're not the only one." Millian notes."Don't ask me." Reken adds, though she seems considerably less troubled."Voices... that hear back. Voices that everyone hears. Voices..." You mumble. "Hey, Tia?""Yes?""Do you ever hear voices?""All the time.""...Maybe it was a mistake to ask you, but go on. What do they say?""Sometimes they tell me to build ramps made of corpses. Sometimes they tell me to rip your clothes and do unspeakable things to your body. Sometimes they tell me it's time for lunch or dinner. Sometimes they tell me to open people's skulls and use their insides as decoration. ...Sometimes they tell me... other... things.""...Tia, we call those "thoughts", you know." You sigh."Ever since Ma Ha Suchi did the thing to me I'm no longer very sure of how they work.""What thing?""The... thing." She makes a vague gesture. "I don't know. I didn't see it from the outside. I don't remember much from before it."You turn to Millian. "What about you?""When she said everyone, did she mean every Exalted, or literally everyone?" She mumbles."...I have the feeling she meant the former, but I'm not absolutely sure.">Make a theory (what?)>Ask someone a question (who? what?)>Ride on
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>37158855Maybe the Tyrant wanted to see how we dealt with crazy?Though, I doubt it.We should really do a bit of soul exploring to see if there is trully some part where the Sun doesn't reach.
>>37158802So I can play a demented Solar with whispers 5 who flip flops between being a scourge to creation and a scarily efficient, yet completly mad hero? finally something that is in character for me!
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>37158939>>Make a theory (what?)She might have all the Abyssals specifically, Feurdelis mentioned it, has Reken heard anything about this from the others?
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>37158939>Ask everyone to stop for a moment>Search in our soul anything that isn't touched by the Light
>>37158939>Ask someone a question (who? what?)"Millian, what do you make of all this so far? As someone.... normal, I value your insight. You see things in a way unclouded by power. What do you make of Speaker's words?"
>>37158939>Ask someone a question (who? what?)Is it praying time? I think it's praying time.
>>37158939I'm very much afraid what might become of us if we delve too deep into this, but we have to go on to bring light into the darkness and awesomeness to the undead>Ride on.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>37158939>Ride onWe might figure out something when we speak to more people.
>>37159096Opportunity costs anon. There isn't much time to do more that one thing. So make it count. Don't think in terms of 'Can't hurt', think in terms of 'We do this or we're screwed.' Or at least get some benefit out of the action.
Rolled 10 (1d10)I think we're the voices. That, or it is the Whispers.
>>37158939>Make a theory (what?)SHE IS FUCKIN' NUTS.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>37159063I don't know, we tend to lose track of time when we pray, hours pass every time we talk to UCS.I think we should just move on and talk to the other Abyssals, see if we can learn anything from the more coherent/less crazy ones.
>>37158939>>Ask someone a question (who? what?)Does Rekan hear the voices?
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>37158939>>Ask someone a question (who? what?)Ask Reken if she's noticed anything from the other Abyssals, two out of the five we know about has mentioned them, I'm not sure about Phoenix, but it's not like we've ever had time to sit down and chat. We need to make a note to ask the rest if they don't bring it up themselves.
>>37159187Good point, but 'more coherent/less crazy' is a problem.So far we have a nutcase gothic maid, an MIA rouge abyssal wannabe, an even nuttier funeral director and a amnesiac sailor. So we're 1/4 on the less crazy front. I wonder what their twilight will be like.
>>37159297While we are at it, did we even get all of heir castes or am i really that forgetful?>>37159216Also while mentioning her, I really vote for taking her home with us. she just fills that niche in our part of the cast
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>37159297Phoenix hasn't been terribly crazy, at least not too our face.I actually expect the Daybreak to be the craziest of them all
>>37159361I don't know why, but I like Reken.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>37159361I don't know if we've gotten them in quest, but Phoenix is their Day caste, Feurdelis is the Midnight, Speaker is the Moonshadow, Baron is the Dusk, and we haven't met the Daybreak, but we know they call her Doc.
>>37159366>MIA rouge abyssal wannabeYeah, that's what i said. But i'm still expecting a 80% rate of crazy with these clowns.
>>37159415>ClownsGood god now I will always see Feurdelis with a big red nose before my inner eye
>>37159415What if they have an actual clown?They seems to be the kind of "evil team" to have a clown.
>>37159467>>37159500Well i don't expect our Solar team to be much better.A hot blooded idiot, his nympho sister, a no social skills inventor, (insert night caste here) and Mikahil.We're batting 60% at best. I just expect the dark side guys to be crazier.
>>37159566Would having Reken in our team increase or decrease the crazy percentage?
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>37159617He was talking specifically about the Solars.I actually don't want Reken on our side, I like her I mean, but I don't think she'd be willing to leave the Abyssals to join us.
>>37159617Not an Exalt. Asking about say Amata or Irene would be a better question.
>>37159566>and MikahilAfter his ¨hey let's go on advenure and crash the economy here¨ and ¨if you get me to gems treasure chambers I'll crash economy everywhere¨ ideas i thought you meant that as self-explanatory. so i thought it was strange how you were getting to 60%.>>37159617Reken is undead, halfway actually, which is crazy in and on itself, but strangely well mannered, so it's +/-0
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>37159677Irene is basically the same as Valeriana, or the other way around I guess since we've known Irene longer.
"...Millian, what's your opinion?" You ask the little maid."...I have no idea. It's a bit like... Nevermind. It's silly-""No, I want to hear. No matter how silly you think it sounds." You press her on."...It's like... You probably never had that problem, but you know when you want to tell to a boy you like him but you're too shy to tell him straightforwardly? So you ask your friends, you dance around the issue...""...You mean all this is an elaborate way of asking me out to a date?"Tia stifles a giggle."...Like I said, it's silly. Ignore it." Millian sinks into the cart, defeated.You sigh and turn to Rakan. "You?""Some of the creatures living in the Underworld can feel the Whispers."You lift an eyebrow. "Whispers?""...At the center of the Underworld lie the Neverborn. They're the first ghosts. The first things to ever die, the souls of the Titans that forged the universe. Their voices... some can hear them, in their minds, like a worm gnawing."You close your eyes. You see......a giant beyond all giants, a shape vast enough to blot out the cosmos. It is vast enough that no eye can embrace it, no mind can comprehend it. No life is long enough to speak the full length of its name. The breadth of its thirteen arms can strangle past, present and future. Worlds dance and die on the tip of its fingers, and its breath is the fire at the end of all things.You exchange a glance with Tia and both of you smile and nod. "...Oh, yes. I remember them." "I remember killing them."Reken nearly swallows her own tongue when you say that."It wasn't really us." "Not really, no."After a bit, she regains her composure. "...Do you think she was talking about these Whispers?""...I doubt she was. You... don't look like someone who hears Whispers.""...Do you hear Whispers?" Tia asks her."Sometimes." She looks away. "I don't want to talk about it."With that, the conversation grinds to an uneasy halt.(cont.)
>>37159687Technically, his 'crash the universe's economy' plan is only the first part of a plan to build a new economy with magical money that will serve as a passive anti-chaos-defense-grid.
>>37159687It's a crazy plan, but the person coming up with it is at least rational enough to come up with A plan. Karas solves problems by 1. Sword-ing it or 2. Sword 2: Sword harder.Maka is /tg/.Val makes stuff and doesn't think about the consequences.At the very least, Mikahil is using his brain. That and using TTTH to snap Tia out of it back during the lintha fight was a sane, rational and in fact optimal move.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>37159746That too, but he also at least wants to help shrink the wealth gap that exist in creation, make the poor places less poor, bring everyone into the fold via trading and whatnot.
You ride on. Best not to waste time or focus on them right now.The black shape in the distance takes a form beyond the vague feeling of shadowy unease: a massive, fortress-like yet ship-like structure of black steel and......yes, you remember that. That moment when you Exalted. You were staring that monstrosity down.From here, this far, you can almost appreciate its design and the skill it must have taken to master the magic of Essence to such an extent to allow it to float in the air. But you have no doubt that, once you get closer, you will still find it downright unsettling.And yet, as you ride further ahead, you see a smaller shadow standing in your way. As you approach it, you see it more clearly: a young man, a black bandage over one eye, cloaked in a black coat. He and Reken exchange glances for a moment.You bring the horse to a halt. "...Another of the Tyrant's Deathknights, I presume?"The young man brushes his rebellious hair back with a swift gesture, and brings both hands on the hilt of his swords. "Baron of the Final Tide." A black castemark flashes on his forehead, a hollow circle with eight rays around it."And you're not going to let me through?"The swords slide free of the scabbards with the hissing sound of metal on metal.>I'll handle it, Tia.>You handle it, Tia.>Let's handle this together, Tia.>You handle it, Millian.>I have a hostage, Baron. Don't do anything stupid.>I don't want to fight you.>(other?)
>>37159704Uuuhhhhh... you've just reminded me: we need to make her massproduce ¨What Would Maka Do?¨ bracelets for the youth.
>>37159806>You handle it, Millian.I trust in Maid
>>37159806>I don't want to fight you.Here we go.Also as a side note, the Lunar circle 'only' has a 33% crazy rate. Considering the nature of Luna and the origin of the word 'Lunatic'...it doesn't bode well for the collective sanity of the Exalted host when Lunars are the islands of stability.
>>37159806>You handle it, Tia.
>>37159833..... Please package some contraceptives with those.>>37159806>I don't want to fight you."But Tia does, and I *will* help my husband. And I know you've seen the handprints I left in the prow of that airship. Put those down and let's talk."
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>37159806>>I don't want to fight you.but be ready to defend.
>>37159806>>I have a hostage, Baron. Don't do anything stupid.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>37159806>I don't want to fight you.If he insists>Let's handle this together, Tia.No fighting a Dusk Caste on your own
>>37159806First option results in tia jumping in either way, so let's do>Let's handle this together, Tia.and feel good about the easy victory
>>37159806>I don't want to fight you.>Why did you draw steel?
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>37159806>>Let's handle this together, Tia.No matter I want to start popping our combat charms just in case, let's start with both points of soak in AiRS
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>37159806>I'll handle it, Tia.Combat test
>>37159892That would undermine the entire point of them anon. we want a strong nation, we need the manpower.
>>37157164Is she even allowed to have no intention to hurt anyone in Creation considering she's a slave of the Neverborn?
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>37159806>I don't want to fight you.>So, are the voices talking to you?
>>37160017She can WANT to be good and peaceful all she wants. What she is forced to do against her wishes is another matter.
>>37160017I suppose she can have no intention, but that they can force her regardless if they cared
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>37159806>A black castemark flashes on his foreheadThat's at least two points of Essence spent, from looking at his old sheet, it could be his +3 combat excellency and at a guess I would say it's his scenelong damage adder unless he got some new stuff since we've been him
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>37160017Of course, they can't stop her from thinking or wanting something, but they can punish her for not doing what they want.
Rolled 2 (1d10)We are at full Essence, do we want to pop any charms here?
>>37160115We're not at full Essence.Anyway, this guy looks like he sucks at social combat. Let's attack him there.
>>37159806>You handle it, Millian.pffft
>>37160050>>37160058>>37160097"Act without intent to hurt anyone" might be closer to what I meant.
>>37159806>I don't want to fight you.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>37160176Oh right we spent one on TttH, so we're at 5/6.
>>37160203They can act without the intent, yes.
"I don't want to fight you, Baron." You tell him, annoyed.He lifts one sword, its tip pointing at you. Tia shuffles in her seat, getting in a position where she's ready to spring and leap between you and him at any time. You feel her body tensing up with razor-sharp focus. "I'm not leaving you a choice." He replies."You're not going to touch Maka." Tia calmly states."Out of the way. I want to fight her. Not you."She grins. "I'm not leaving you a choice."You see Baron subtly shifting his stance. "Tell her to stand down."You take a deep breath. "Even if I did... I don't think she'd listen to me.""I wouldn't." Tia proclaims, slowly stepping out of the cart and walking at a leisurely pace towards the Dusk.He lowers his swords for a moment. He doesn't seem afraid of Tia, but..."Not even if I challenge you to a duel, Maka? I want to fight you. You and no one else. There is something I need to see for myself.""Did the Tyrant set you up to this?""Indeed." He replies, shouldering both blades. "What do you say? If you agree... in exchange I will tell you something you'd want to know.">I don't care. Get 'im, Tia!>You'll answer anyway after a good beating. Let's get him, Tia.>...Alright, sounds interesting. Stand aside, Tia.>(other?)
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>37160440>...Alright, sounds interesting. Stand aside, Tia.Put on AiRS
>>37160440>...Alright, sounds interesting. Stand aside, Tia.
>>37160440>I don't care. Get 'im, Tia!
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>37160440>>...Alright, sounds interesting. Stand aside, Tia.I guess this is still part of whatever we have to learn to talk to Tyrant.Put on AiRS, both points and Solar Hero Style, let's light this place up.
Are we seriously about to try to solo a Dawnoid?
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>37160528Apparently.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>37160440>...Alright, sounds interesting. Stand aside, Tia.This is what we got enemy-castigating solar judgement for. Remember to turn on our combat charms. We need to test out armored in righteousness stance.
>>37160440>...Alright, sounds interesting. Stand aside, Tia.SHS, AiRS.Let's see if AiRS is all it's cracked up to be.Also, beware of clothing damage, showing up to a meeting in 'improper' dress would be bad. Although if there are replacements in the cart...
>>37160528he hasn't been exalted for very long
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>37160528We're going to try apparently, but I don't think we have to win, he just said he wants to fight us not we have to beat him.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>37160440>"Out of the way. I want to fight her. Not you."She grins. "I'm not leaving you a choice."I'll rename myself into something prophetic now.Also:>...Alright, sounds interesting. Stand aside, Tia.Captcha: heldeYeah captcha, we're doing hero stuff now
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>37160551>Also, beware of clothing damage, showing up to a meeting in 'improper' dress would be bad. Although if there are replacements in the cart...>>Actually let's see if we have anything in the back for this
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>37160440Pop AiRS and SHS
>>37160670Didn't millian take three dresses with her?
Why are we fighting the killiest of the murder-Exalted on our own?
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>37160440>>(other?)>"Before we do anything... do you ear voices?">"Since you challenged me, it is I who will choose the rules of the duel".I say we crumble this chump's brain with social combat.Hey, he never precised what weapon the duel will be using
Rolled 3 (1d10)I just had a thought, what are the chances that Phoenix has been following us for a whileDay castes make me paranoid
>>37160725It's not paranoia if they ARE out to get you.
>>37160749No, it still is, technically. It's just constructive paranoia.
"...Alright. Stand aside please, Tia. I'll handle him."Tia, instead, walks up to the Dusk."...You know, Baron... Baron, was it?""Yes?""Baron. I hope that your whole deal is that you're trying to do that kind of thing, you know, where you seek to understand each other with your fists or something like that. I've done it a lot of times, it actually works. Well, sometimes. But if you're actually going to hurt Maka...""...Don't be such a mom, Tia." You groan. "We're bound to hurt each other at least a bit-""IF you hurt my Maka, I warn you, the amount of pain I will inflict on you will vastly exceed my own capacity of making hyperboles to describe it.""...Whoa." everyone comments."...Sorry, but that was..." You start."...Pretty underwhelming." Millian admits.Tia looks aside."...It's okay, I'm sure it sounded better in your head." Baron pats her shoulder.She nods and walks back to the cart, feeling defeated.You leap down, give her a high five as you swap places with her on the battlefield, and begin to focus your breathing and Essence flow to activate your combat powers. You can see he's doing the same, as his castemark glows blacker and blacker and sparks of negative light dance on his blades.[SOLAR HERO STYLE] [ARMORED IN RIGHTEOUSNESS STANCE 2][ESSENCE: 2/6]"Maka.""Yes?"Both of your bodies tense up as you are about to launch yourselves into battle."Did you ever hear voices in your head?"[Session end]
2 XP [Base]1 XP [Got past Speaker]Charms:Fists of Iron (1 Ess, Scene. +1 damage once per combat, per enemy)Shockwave Fist Technique (Permanent, every other Unarmed attack can be carried out at a range of [Dawn] meters)Summoning the Loyal Steel (Permanent. Can call any owned but unwielded weapon back to your hands. Can store up to [Dawn] owned weapons in a pocket dimension)Respect-Commanding Attitude (1 Ess, Scene. Interrupts everyone and anything going on, in order to deliver a statement that will be heard)Terrifying Glorious Presence (upgrades Majestic Radiant Presence: on top of its effect, all social attacks have 1 automatic success)Adamant Skin Technique (1 Ess. For 2 turns, all attacks inflict zero damage)Transcendent Hero's Meditation (1 Ess. Instantly removes every external mental compulsion or influence from you.)Final Ray of Light (Special. Automatically activates when at 0 Health, and receiving a lethal coup de grace. Immediately restores you back to full Essence and full health. Can only be used once.)Lore-Master's Gaze (Scenelong, 1 essence, +3 to Knowledge rolls)Judge's Ear Technique (1 Ess, Scene. Can tell when a person lies knowingly)Thunderbolt Attack Prana (Permanent, +1 damage to your first attack in a fight if you charge, run or leap into battle)Lightning Speed (permanent, vastly improves your running speed)Mastery of Small Manners (1 Ess, you learn the short-term objectives of people in the scene. Gives straightforward ideas, but does not reveal complex plans)Shining Ruler's Benevolence (1 Ess, Scene, add +3 to all politics or organizational rolls for the scene.)
>>37160714Take your pick:Leaping head first into a volcano so deep we hit an essence vent that would instantly destroy any creature half as tough as we are anddecide to leap through the lava to the surfaceRaid a living demon ship armed with desintegrator rays and commanded by a tantacle monster in human form that summons further demons to enhance her demon pirate crew who can control said desintegrator raysAnd fighting the detructive monster caste of the black evil mirror of our exalt classFace it, this sounds surprisingly good in comparison, since he doesn't even intend to eviscerate us... instantly
>>37160785Should we be answering No? Because they might want Maka to be free of the Neverborn's spieing.>>37160889>1 XP [Got past Speaker]She was THAT annoying of an obstacle?
we're saving for social 5, right?
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>37160785>"Did you ever hear voices in your head?"The more I hear about this the more I'm convinced Tyrant is trying to tell us about the Great Curse, like Mills said she's trying to tell us about it by going through all these loops and doublespeaks, because she can't actually tell us without the Neverborn fucking her over.Great thread EF, can't wait for next time.I had someone color Rei's pic of Maka in the drawthreads, it's not that great but I appreciate the work that was put into it.Link of the original and shittier alternate color tone:http://i.imgur.com/SPqDz4I.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/NPGu8vD.png
Alright, time for art.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>37160889I'll vote for save it, but you know Master of Small Manners feels like it would be fucking great for figuring out what these Abyssals want.
>>37160919This would have been a lot better if I had posted the damn art. Damn buttons all look the same in the quick reply prompt.Anyway, here's a christmas theme pic. Entirely SFW, but no panties, so noe hresy here.Artist did a bunch of other pictures, some of them NSFW, so here's an album for you all: http://imgur.com/a/cliM8
>>37160899ECSJ torpedoed that plan.
>>37160785Voices, man. Them fucking voices.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>37160889um....Perhaps we should take the opportunity to get that enlightening charm.oh >Mastery of Small Manners (1 Ess, you learn the short-term objectives of people in the scene. Gives straightforward ideas, but does not reveal complex plans)This could be useful. Getting info on what people are planning would be good, especially right now when we are dealing with these Abyssals. Voting for this.
>>37160919>>37160968Another pic that can't be posted here. A big shout to toorops for this magnificent piece.http://i.imgur.com/FCXsYKH.jpg
>>37160941I admit, being in the dark is at least as satisfying as it is annoying>>37160995Since there is art incoming that statement can not be veryfied yet, so if we get within the 16 point range I'm split, above 18 and social 5 has my unlimited ¨HELL YEAH¨
>>37161021Is the the Raksha Behemoth she's leaning against?
>>37160919Also, Larro did a small EQ x Splatoon crossover requested in his new year's drunk drawstream. Cheers to him.
>>37161045Indeed it is! Or, well, its remains, at least.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>37160889>Final Ray of Light (Special. Automatically activates when at 0 Health, and receiving a lethal coup de grace. Immediately restores you back to full Essence and full health. Can only be used once.)
>>37160889Save it for now
>>37160968>dat lunar husbando faceNeed this as a reaction image, but Maka's tits are in the way.
>>37161017>>37160889>>Mastery of Small Manners (1 Ess, you learn the short-term objectives of people in the scene. Gives straightforward ideas, but does not reveal complex plans)I'll second that vote
>>37160889let's safe it for now
>>37160903>>37160968>>37161021>>37161049That's a lot of stuff
>>37161042The problem is people like this >>37161017and this>>37161082And the general restless nature of people to spend XP means this very thread was the single best opportunity to pick up Social 5.But ECSJ, a charm i vehemently disagree with getting at all, sunk that plan.
>>37161140It hasn't, we're at 18 now, we can be at 20 within one threat or once i remember the artist which's commisions count doubble the points
>>37160889I vote for mastery of small manners
>>37161021Thanks it was fun. I fixed some issues with the bath house pic I did a year ago. http://imgur.com/uxCymJf (nsfw)
>>37161175We're at 13, not 18.ECSJ purchase.
>>37161219A new nintendo game about cute girls doing cute things.Aka, squidgirl lolis shooting each other with ink and exploding.
>>3716125311 leftover from last time + 3 this time + 4 from art = 18That's assuming all the art people are going for XP
>>37161253Haven't we been at 11 at the start of the session???
>>37161312That's what i meant, so tell me the name of EFs friend so i can go and make him take my damn money
>>37161342I've asked him once, he didn't reply me. Been a couple of months.
>>37161342http://reisartjunk.tumblr.com/He's kinda flaky though, like really flaky, not a bad guy, just you know, bad at that sorta thing.
>>37161317+3 from this session>>37161312>assumingUntil EF makes a statement, i assume the art is NOT converted to XP. It's silly to assume anything about how people spend their...whatever you call it.
>>37160889I'm going to vote for Adamant Skin Technique. Nothing hurts us for 2 full rounds. Doesn't matter what kind of blade or essence cannon of sorcery the enemy employs, NOTHING hurts us. That's more than long enough to get in close, disarm them, and get them in a grapple no matter how much they try to stab us.
>>37160903The recolor is for XP, if it's worth anything at all actually.
>>37161373But most of the time XP is what they use it for, so it's not an unreasonable assumption
>>37161408>But most of the time XP is what they use it forAt least half of the time it's not.
>>37161421It is an unreasonable assumption.
>>37160889Save for Soc 5. I would have opposed getting ECSJ more if I knew we would have gotten it. I thought the votes were split in the middle last time?
>>37160785>"Did you ever hear voices in your head?"Anyone else getting the feeling they're talking about the Great Curse, that should be something Tyrant knows right?She's a Deathlord after all.
>>37161780but the curse isn't really a voice in your head. It's your worst character trait, exagerated
I'd really like to know what EF thinks about scotch, single malt and whisky in general>>37161780Howdy, that knowledge alone would make us target of countless other beings who would want that to stay a secret... just imagine what would happen to the siddies, or if lady secret decides it's not the appointed time to be revealed, HAH. no i guess not.
For now you're at 14 XP, the art hasn't been cashed in yet.
>>37161938I'd like to cash in the color of Rei's for XP.
>>37161223Hey toorops did you nuke your tumblrs?I haven't been able to get to them lately.
>>37162520He migrated to pixiv. http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=13042894
>>37162697Awesome, thanks anon.
So, how much is needed for Social 5, again?
>>3716366920XP, it's our current score times five.