You are Shee Hyul, rebel leader, psychic and Reunited. Your world is ruled by inhuman creatures and this has gone on far too long, it’s time to fight back.Character Sheet http://pastebin.com/fYSgcZdERules http://pastebin.com/LEEi5A3uArchives https://archive.moe/tg/search/username/Pally/type/op/And http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Psychic%20Rebel%20QuestSetting http://pastebin.com/95D5RNhPBusiness http://pastebin.com/NwspZmKwAllies http://pastebin.com/yVgtiFeuAlly Powers http://pastebin.com/Xm6UGDyXQM Twitter https://twitter.com/anAspiringQMQM Askfm http://ask.fm/AnAspiringQMOld thread >>37769778The darkness blooms within you, allowing you to deceive even those who read your thoughts.[Hidden Heart Gained]“Very well” says Jagganatha “I believe that concludes our”“If I may” you ask politely “I have a few questions.”“Go on” says Jagganatha, with a grin.“Could my opening the crystal have affected Mirror's view of me?” you ask“Perhaps” concedes the King “though you picked an Aspect he favours, he might have feared you would eclipse his champion in this regard – who had not reached where you are now.”“More likely” says the Ichor “he was being possessive about his power.” “Will any of the rest of you get upset if I kill one of your champions?” you ask “I don't plan on it, but considering the stakes of this *game* I will when they try to do it to me.”Jagganatha laughs “My champion must be strong, if he dies, then he deserves it”“We must all follow the rules” says Baalzamon, rolling his eyes “And the Mirror can pick another one, I think he was too invested in that one is all.”“So you can pick other champions?” you ask“Of course” says the King of Hell “If a Champion falls, we recruit another, but not more than one at a time.”“Is there a way to know how is someone’s Champion, so I can avoid offending you?” you ask hopefully.
“No” says Jagganatha, shaking his head “deliberately so, you will only know that our champions will follow us strongly.”“Thank you” you say politely. Three of the Four fade around you, as the darkness grows less, it looks more like you’re underwater.“Yes?” you ask the Ichor in the Depths, her vast form towering over you as strange monsters float around you both.“I have picked a champion already” says the Ichor, wrapping a thick tentacle around you and drawing you close to her eye “But still, I wonder, yes I do wonder.”“Wonder what?” you ask, hiding your trepidation under politeness.“I wonder if I should offer you a bargain” she says “clearly you favour both I and the King, perhaps I can...sweeten the deal, if you offered a token of your dedication?”Ah...it sounds like the Ichor wants you to become an unofficial champion of hers. Against the spirit of the rules, if not their exact wording.How do you respond?>I must decline great Ichor, the rules are clear>I’ll listen to the terms at least>I accept, no matter what>Other (what?)
>>37776204>I’ll listen to the terms at leastWell, if mother offers.
>>37776204>I’ll listen to the terms at leastIt would be rude not to. She has been so good to us.It depends on what token she asks for.
>>37776204>I’ll listen to the terms at least
>>37776204>I’ll listen to the terms at leastYou do Realize a certain black dragon likely already knows what we're doing though correct?
>>37776204>>I must decline great Ichor, the rules are clearOh boy, here it comes. Go away temptation!
>>37776213>Or try to get Rainya's champion power upgraded.I seriously hope this experience was one of those traumas she needed to activate one of them.And she will probably need some rehab to get her duplicates back.
>>37776204>I’ll listen to the terms at leastalso would you acept club guys plan for us not to kill each other?
>>37776290Me too, We really can't clear the Serec out til she gets them back. Speaking of which we really should get back to that, otherwise they might spread more.
Huh, I'm pretty curious about what sort of thing she would ask from us.This is either really good, or really bad.>>37776320We probably should, but we have a bit of time for that, and we need to scout out their nests.
>>37776256So do you think he'll give us favor as well for this?I would if I were Balz, just to fuck with Shee's head.
>>37776353Nah, he will offer us a deal to betray Ichor at some point.
>>37776341We also need to make sure Dev isn't going native on us from fighting them. That's a hazard after all.>>37776353We'll see won't we?
>>37776390>That's a hazard after all.I consider it a perk, honestly. But yeah, we should pay attention to that.
>>37776384I admit, this makes me even more tempted in accepting the offer now.
>>37776402Him getting psy would be good, him turning into a Serec wouldn't.
>>37776402Horrendous physical mutation and insanity-inducing mind-rape is not a perk.
>>37776417Its all about the dosis.
>>37776440Did you mean doses? or something else? Anyways we should warn him when we see him next about what could happen.
>>37776462We probably should.And yes I did.
What are the pros and cons to being a champion?
>>37776575Pros>Apparently more support form the god in questionCons>You become more like them, if you want to or not
>>37776575Less choice but easier to get gifts from that deity. Also the gifts are more thematically limited, and you'll probably act more like that god. But they'll back you as much as they can apparently.
“I’m listening” you tell the Ichor “I cannot decide unless you tell me the terms though.”“I am many things” says the Ichor “I am spite and corrosion, the seas and the rivers, but before all of that, I am a mother. Worshippers come to me for fruitful unions, for safe births, for healthy children. Some witches come to me to be granted the ability to birth vast monsters, or to sculpt theirs or another’s children to their own ends, and I grant their requests. All of my followers should be mothers, or fathers” she adds grudgingly.“I don’t follow” you say “are you asking me to...”“In this contest” says the Ichor “though my gifts allow a reunited to give birth to monsters, and very rapidly, they still need time to grow, it is a long-term strategy, not a short-term one, and I feat the Mirror will push his Champion to work quickly, meaning this may be resolved sooner than expected, so no, I do not ask you to bear children to gain my favour.”“Instead” she says “I ask that you gather lovers, male or female, so that if you win, you might start a family then.”Your mouth is a little dry, I mean, you’ve never even, with anyone, and she is just casually asking you to.“What ah proof would you require that I’ve gained a lover?” you ask hesitantly.“When both you and your other accept it” she says “then I will know.”“And ah, what would I gain?” you ask, trying to follow the Ichors request despite wanting to freak out just a little.“I would grant you a gift every time you got closer to one of your loved ones” says the Ichor “I would...shall we say, lower my standards for you gaining Gifts, in this area. And I would grant you the Gift to make even those who hate you, love you, though their natures would not change.”“Won’t the others know?” you point out “I mean, if I suddenly gain a great many gifts from you?”“They will suspect” allows the Ichor “but family is my domain after all.”
Oh joy...You could politely declineOr you could tell the Ichor you wish to think about her offerOr you could *gulp* accept.Powers –like vote so 10 minutes to discuss, and suggest write-ins. Then a vote will be called.
>>37776183>I think he was too invested in that one is allThe god of adaption.Failed to adapt.No wonder these guys lost.>>37776674Uhm.No?
>>37776674No. Nope. Not happening. Nuh-uh. No way. Not a chance in Hell. Not gonna happen. Just gonna nope right out of here. All my nope. Not doing that.
>>37776654That just sounds terrible.
>>37776674I'll need to think on it Ichor. While I do have a great many friends, making them my lovers is not something I am adept in. Would adoption count? Acting as mother in fact or in spirit to those I hold dear?
>>37776674I would have thought the goddess of family would be more into monogamy, to be honest.I suspect when she says lovers, she means actual longterm relationships and not just fucking someone once or twice. Needs to form a family afterall.I'm not quite sure what accepting this would mean. She isn't asking us to do anything right now. Nor does she tell us anything we couldn't do. So, how does accepting this differ from not accepting this? In terms of choosing lovers?My knee-jerk reaction is to nope out of here.But I don't really see what this is about.
>>37776674i dont see why not
>>37776603It sounds like an ok offer but I like the idea of winning on our own.>>37776634Less choice sounds bad.Thanks both.>>37776674Would this just mean that we get gifts for getting close to people? what's the downside?
>>37776674........Dammit Pally.>Would taking someone in adoption count, having someone be my child to form a family?>And as uncomfortable as this makes me to ask. You mentioned female lovers, and still having children. I assume you would help out in that regard?
>>37776760>what's the downside?The kind of behavior it would encourage, e.g. using it as an excuse for the mind-rape harem bullshit or to try and be a slut.
>>37776777Ahh... the anons, yes there is that.
>>37776760>what's the downside?Thats what worries me currently.As of now, the downside seems to be the shitposting in the chat it will cause and encourage.
>>37776674>What ould change for me if I accept this deal. Assuming I accept and don't find anyone I would wish to form a family with?
>>37776674I don't see much point to even offering this, Pally.Family is *already* one of her domains, making this a choice instead of just having it be "Surprise, a relationship means you get an Ichor bonus" down the road is just going to encourage poor behavior and make it seem like this is seriously affecting something when it shouldn't.
"What about adoption?" you ask "A family made from affection rather than blood?""Acceptable" says the Ichor in the Depths "I know you are quite far along in that regard with some anyway, I accept this.""And as uncomfortable as this makes me to ask. You mentioned female lovers, and still having children. I assume you would help out in that regard?"The Ichor regards you with her massive eye "Of course" she says."What if I don't find anyone suitable?" you ask"Then you have fewer opportunities to win my favour" responds the Ichorposting vote in a moment
>>37776841It sort of makes me wonder too.I would assume that she simply lowers her expectations, I guess?Normally she would onyl give favor for actually fomring a family, or something that could grow into one, not just for having lovers, which isn't her domain.Now she would give us Favor for just having "relationships" under the assumption we promise they will grow into more?But I don't see why she would offer that.I too am confused about why this is offered.
>>37776841King of hell already gives incentive to LOL MIND RAPE!So does the black dragon. Hell Jagg gives favor for working yourself to death.
>>37776867It seems like it's not really changing or adding anything that shouldn't already be a thing.Why is this happening again?
>>37776841How is that poor behaviour?>>37776892It's simple. Ichor wants babies.
>>37776867>>37776892I second the question, I don't get what this changes. Could we aks her that too?
How do you respond?>Decline>I need to think about it>Accept>>37776841>>37776892The point to offering it is making it explicit rather than players wondering if relationships may or may not affect Ichor favour (since its unlikely to affect others of the Five).A refusal option won't anger the Ichor, just separate any favour gained from any romances pursued.
>>37776906>Ichor wants babies.And I would understand if the deal would be Shee trying to get pregnant. But it isn't.She is pretty much not asking for anything at this point. >>37776920>Decline
>>37776920>DeclineI don't particularly want romance to be tied to Reunited bullshit anyway.
>>37776920>I need to think about it
>>37776920>DeclineThe deal makes no particular sense to me to begin with. She will give us favor for romantic pursuits anyway. I rather not commit to something when I don't see the point.
>>37776920>DeclineI can't see anything coming from this but anon being a shit and turning every social interaction into romance bullshit and samefagging.
>>37776920>Decline>>37776981I wouldn't go that far, although its certainly going to happen right now.But those things will always be bullshit and samefagging anyway.
>>37776920>AcceptLooks like power for free to me.
>>37776920>DeclineI stand by my Nope.
>>37776981Yeah because the King gives favor for brain raping people and that's why we do it to everyone we see.You're just being prejudice because it's relationships.
>>37776920>Acceptby which I mean if it's just getting points cheeper go for it but just so we get them when we get them.
>>37776920>DeclineWhy can we not go five threads without things like this. Or even three. It's annoying.
>>37776920>AcceptChanged my vote, already deleted.
>>37777020He doesn't actually give us favor everytime we brain-rape people.The issue is more, and I feel inclined to agree. It will mean the topic will come up more.
Decline it is, vote closed, writing.
>>37777066Vote closed 5 minutes after posting, 40:02.
>>37777040He gives us favor for bending people to our will. If we had mind fucked Lirael and Ranyia to be our servants he'd have been overjoyed. It promotes that sort of action. That's why there is a favor system built around it.One gives favor for lying to everyone constantly.Now that we've declined apparently we get to feel the wrath of a woman scorned... fantastic.
>>37777078>A refusal option won't anger the Ichor, just separate any favour gained from any romances pursued.This is literally all it does, anon.
>>37776920>The point to offering it is making it explicit rather than players wondering if relationships may or may not affect Ichor favourOkay, but I don't see how this couldn't have been accomplished with Ichor just taking us by the side and going, "you know Shee, you already got basically aadoptive daughter, if you would get some more of a romantic life, I'd like that *wink wink*Gets the point across without any deals of questionable content.Shee wasn't particularly frigid to begin with, so, why ask?
>>37777104Not him.. but what the fuck does that even mean?
>>37777133Because Ichor ships Rainya and Shee.
>>37777078Not every use of Dominate gives us Favor with the King, only if its promotes us as higher authority over someone.Mindfucking Rainya for example would not get us favor, unless she would be refusing our authority or something. Just doing it for the heck of it, wouldn't get us favor.
>>37777145It means that Ichor isn't angry and that we aren't (further) incentivized to pursue romance or multiple romances or anything like that by Ichor favor being attached to it.
>>37777158Fucking some one for the heck of it wouldn't gain us favor with Ichor. She wants families and relationships.
“I’m afraid I must decline” you say “I doubt tangling matters of the heart with the contest of the Reunited would be a good thing.“Pity” says the Ichor regretfully, and lets you go.The realm of the Deep Mother fades around you and you wake up in the lower hive, with Rainya kneeling over you and stroking your hair in an absentminded fashion.“You fell down” says Rainya.Right, yes, dealing with Rainya losing her other bodies.“Let’s get out of here” you say, as you see smoke rising in the distance.Rainya doesn’t talk much on the way out of the Hive, she just seems catatonic, going where you ask her, and not responding to much.You take her back to your place and put her to bed, not really sure of what else to do. Rainya just lies there, eyes open.You could let her rest, hope she pulls through.Or you could try to fix the damage with your own telepathic powers, maybe with Liraels helpOr maybe, now you have some money, a therapist of some kind, after Rainya has rested of course.Or you could try something else.What do you do about Rainya?>Just rest>Psychic Surgery (with Lirael? Or as a gestalt?)>Therapy, later>Other (what?)
So to try and tear away from the shitposting.Was Paladin of joy any good? I've been thinking of reading the archives? Is it over or just on hiatus?
>>37777191>Fucking some one for the heck of it wouldn't gain us favor with Ichor.Well, apparently it would now, since that was the question.>“I ask that you gather loversShe didn't ask us to start a family now, she just asked us to get people we fuck on regular basis.>>37777204>Rest>Offer Rainya to help her with your psychic powers
>>37777204Rainya want to talk about it? I'm always here for you. If you don't want to talk maybe I could try to Help with my powers?
>>37777191>She wants families and relationships.She always wanted that. We knew. This whole offer means nothing except giving us favor for stuff she already would have given us favor for.Its pointless.
>>37777204>Just restJust be there for her.
>>37777204>Rainya want to talk about it? I'm always here for you. If you don't want to talk maybe I could try to Help with my powers?Supporting this.
>>37777204>Rainya want to talk about it? I'm always here for you. If you don't want to talk maybe I could try to Help with my powers?
>>37776920>just separate any favour gained from any romances pursuedI'm curious if we could get a more detailed explanation for this?How did refusing seperate Favors from romances, and how would have accepting changed romance/favor relationship?
>>37777204>Psychic Surgery: GestaltIf we can take the pain away quickly and easily, why not? Ask her if she's okay with it first though.
>>37777204>I'm sorry I let that happen to you Rainya.>Rainya want to talk about it? I'm always here for you. If you don't want to talk maybe I could try to Help with my powers and Liraels?
>>37777311Lirael is still going to be leery of gestalting after Charun. Might want to try on our first. Besides Lirael used up a lot of vitae in our fight with Serec.
>>37777340>Lirael is still going to be leery of gestalting after Charun.She has actively tried to initate gestalt on her own several times since then.
>>37777353So she can be close to us, not so we can mind dive again.
>>37777208It will be back in April
>>37777374She isn't leery of gestalting as you claimed, that was my point.And even assuming she is reluctant to mind dive after that, which I don't think except violently possibly, she would still have no problem doing it for Rainya.
>>37777340I suppose we could do it after everyone's had a rest. It should be a fairly easy task if Rainya agrees to it.>>37777374We'd still be doing something kind for her.
>>37777191That's not what my primary concern about it was, it's that 1+ anons might try to turn *everyone* into an LI and all friendly social interaction would result in romance being brought up, which can provoke...grating behavior. Just one or two continually bringing it up could get infuriating quickly.>>37777208I enjoyed it greatly. It starts off rough but Pally improves consistently. It hits it's stride in the mid-late 20s, IIRC, but still has a lot of good moments before that.It's a longer read than the raw thread count would have you believe due to Pally's long run times and fast posting speed. If you can make it through thread 18, you can make it through the archives. Good luck.It's just on hiatus, Pally is planning on alternating between the two quests every 3-6 months.>>37777204>I'm sorry I let that happen to you Rainya.>Rainya want to talk about it? I'm always here for you. If you don't want to talk maybe I could try to Help with my powers and Liraels?
>>37777410I think the worst that could have happened is that it would have been a additional argument of the people that are already insufferable faggots about this stuff.I don't think it would have increased that number.If anything, the only difference would have been that likely more options would have appeared that initiated that sort of relationship, and that could have been grating.
Better to decline. After all, them's the rules.Besides we may end up doing that regardless, as Ichor pointed out, we've virtually adopted the girl already.
>>37777306>“I would...shall we say, lower my standards for you gaining GiftsShe says it pretty clear. Normally we don't get gifts or favor just for advancing our relationships. With the deal we would have.
“Rainya” you say “want to talk about it? I'm always here for you. If you don't want to talk maybe I could try to Help with my powers?”Rainya doesn’t respond, you sit with her throughout the afternoon and into the evening, dozing off on your makeshift chair, you awaken when you hear something, it’s Rainya, crying.You lie down next to her and hug her “How are you feeling?” you ask. She’s faching away from you.“Like shit” she says in a hoarse whisper “but alive, I actually know I’m alive now.”“Well good” you say “good.”“And” she whispers “Like I want to help you hunt down and kill all the other Reunited.”Ah, she’s going with anger then...“And I need to get stronger” she says “Whatever the Teacher can suggest, next time we go to the facility, no matter how hard, that’s what I’m doing.”“When are we next going?” asked RainyaYou know, you hadn’t thought about that.“Not now” you say “We both need to rest.”“In the morning then?” Rainya pushes for an answer, turning over, her face only inches from yours.How do you answer?>Sure, in the morning>I haven’t decided yet>Other (what?)And about Rainyas mental state>Anger, determination, that’s good, use it (this pleases Jagganatha)>Are you sure you don’t want me to help with my powers?>Want to talk about it?>Other (what?)
>>37777554>Sure, in the morning>Want to talk about it?
>>37777554>Sure, in the morningWe might have to go Serec hunting before you can train though. Fair warning. Also if you start hearing voices in your head mentioning hive tell me immediately ok?>Want to talk about it?
>>37777410>Pally is planning on alternating between the two quests every 3-6 months.Three quests, not 2, otherwise correct.Still considering ideas for 3rd one
>>37777554>Sure, in the morning>Anger, determination, that’s good, use it (this pleases Jagganatha)We already asked about talking about it. Let`s make her Shee`s sith apprenctice.
>>37777554>Sure, in the morning>Want to talk about it?>Hug her.
>>37777609>Have to do chargen a third timeI'm going to cry.
>>37777208I don't like much the direction it took towards the end, and it felt the MC is turning away from her principles for nothing, but overall I personally enjoyed it greatly.
>>37777554>Sure, in the morningOh, good. Possible power unlock.>Anger, determination, that’s good, use it (this pleases Jagganatha)>Want to talk about it?Are those mutually exclusive for the purpose of Favor Pally?Or could we tell her that Anger determination is good, but also invite her to talk to us about it? I'm unsure what exactly there is giving the favor, our not cuddling her, or the attitude.
>>37777609Which three? Are the other two going to be new start ups?
>>37777554>I haven’t decided yet>Want to talk about it?
>>37777609You've got a future and a fantasy. Maybe modern/urban fantasy?
>>37777554>I haven’t decided yet>Apologize for putting her in so much danger>Are you sure you don’t want me to help with my powers?
>>37777554>>37777606here add in>Anger, determination, that’s good, use it (this pleases Jagganatha)
>>37777624W-Well anon, the second one was pretty good.Until it went to shit. I'm sure he learned his lesson on that one anyway.
>>37777554>Sure, in the morning>Want to talk about it?>Hug Her>Apologize for putting her in so much danger
>>37777624>Have to do chargen a third timeDefinitely not. Anons will get what they're given.>>37777631Sorry, 3 totalPaladin of JoyPsychic Rebel1 otherNothing more planned
>>37777554adding>Anger, determination, that’s good, use it (this pleases Jagganatha)If possible
>>37777630you can combine cuddling and rage, yes
>>37777669>Definitely not. Anons will get what they're given.Huh. A bit of a shame. The chargen of PRQ was really good and highly praised even in hard to please qtg.Until you did the thing.>>37777554>Sure, in the morning>Anger, determination, that’s good, use it (this pleases Jagganatha)
>>37777554>>37777588Adding:>Apologize for putting her in so much danger>Hug her.Tentacles included. They're as good for hugging as they are for slaughter.
>>37777554>I haven’t decided yet>Apologize for putting her in so much danger>Want to talk about it?
>>37777669How about some majoring in Agility since we already got the diplomancer and the smart/stubborn girl. Maybe make it male just to shake things up.
>>37777669pls no lolis this time. Seriously fuck lolis and fuck this board's obsession with them.
>>37777554>Sure, in the morning>Anger, determination, that’s good, use it (this pleases Jagganatha)>Also Hugging. Full body tentacle hug.
>>37777554>>37777630adding>Hug her.>Tentacles included.
>>37777698>The chargen of PRQ was really good and highly praised even in hard to please qtg.Did they? I don't recall seeing anything positive about it in that den of cancer.>Until you did the thing.What was the thing, exactly?
>>37777554>>37777640adding>Hug her.>Tentacles included.
>>37777609>Three questsPally are you trying to make us adicts or do you need rehab? 2 is plenty.how soon till we're a god in quest 3?
>>37777766>Did they?Surprisingly enough. There were a few people posting about what a great thing narrative chargen is and that its doing it fairly well.To be fair, it was linked by Hex, and he at least has fans down there.>What was the thing, exactly?Anon pls.
bit complex this oneI'm going within the morninghugsapologiesuse angerJust for fun, tentacle hugs?>Y/NI'll drop my quest ideas at thread end for players to discuss. I remain open to suggestions.
>>37777800>Y/Of course, what a question.
>>37777800>YWhy not? She likes it. And Shee likes it.
>>37777797>What was the thing, exactly?I don't even know what the thing was.Or rather, I can think of lots of reasons I've upset /qtg/
>>37777800>YI guess. Unless it weirds her out, but she'll probably like it.
>>37777853>I can think of lots of reasons I've upset /qtg/I can't really think of any.No, it didn't really upset /qtg/.It just, stopped the praise I suppose. Largely because everyone there was as baffled as we were why you thought that was a good idea.But lets not talk about that.
>>37777853Might be related to fetishes? I dunno, I think there was much arguing about that.>>37777900WHAT WAS IT ANONJUST SPILL IT OUT ALREADY
>>37777918Only thing I can think off was the whole addicted to vampire bites thing.
>>37777918Making people vote on the love interest by gender.In thread 1. And afterwards to make them vote how hard they fucked.I mean, the shitstorm and butthurt it causes was so intense, its still here.>>37777937That on its own would have probably been fine though. Not that much different from the drug addiction.
>>37777973Aaah, I remember tha now. Man, people were so mad, it was fun. Whenever something related to romance/fetish comes up, anon goes crazy, it's amazing.
“Well go in the morning” you promise Rainya “After we’ve both rested.”“Alright” says Rainya, relaxing a little.“I’m sorry” you say to Rainya “that I put you in danger, I had no idea it was going to be so bad.”“Not your fault” says Rainya “the other Reunited need to die” she states this like a fact, scowling.“It’s good to have something driving you forward” you say “call it anger, determination, use it, but don’t let it control you.”“It won’t” says Rainya, sitting up “besides, if it does, I’ll have you to bring me back around, right?”“Of course you will” you say, sitting up next to her “of course you will”Rainya suddenly hugs you, holding you tight “Thanks Shee” she says “I knew you’d be there for me.”You return the hug, just holding Rainya. As if your limbs have a mind of their own your tentacles extend and wrap lovingly around Rainya, holding her tenderly.After a few moments, Rainya pulls her hear back and looks you in the eye, as the two of you are nose to nose “Ah Shee?” she says, looking a little concerned “Why is your tentacle sliding under my shirt?”“Ah...” you say “I think they have a mind of their own sometimes?”The door to your shack opens, and the two of you look over in shock, but it’s just Lirael, home from school, you didn’t realise it was that late.“Hi Rainya” says Lirael brightly “What are you doing here” her expression changes to one of confusion “Shee, why are you hugging Rainya with all of...y’know?”How do you respond?>*Break Hug* This isn’t what it looks like!>Rainya was upset, I was helping her>Come hug Rainya with me Lirael, she needs it>Other (what?)Your runaway limb?>Pull it out of Rainya shirt>Just leave it, it’ll figure its own way outYou feel the power of Jagganatha within you, accept Gift?>Y/N
>>37778069>Come hug Rainya with me Lirael, she needs it>Just leave it, it’ll figure its own way out>Y
>Come hug Rainya with me Lirael, she needs it>Just leave it, it’ll figure its own way outY
>>37778069>Rainya was upset, I was helping her>Just leave it, it’ll figure its own way out>YAll the wrong ideas.
>>37778069>Come hug Rainya with me Lirael, she needs it>Pull it out of Rainya shirtCome on bottom left you know better.>Y
>>37778069>Come hug Rainya with me Lirael, she needs it>Just leave it, it’ll figure its own way outWell, if its comfortable there. And Rainya hasn't exactly complained. I bet they feel nice.>Y
>>37777973Pffft lol, someone got mad about THAT?
>>37778126You get surprised by some people being "intense" about the gender of the LIs in FemMC quests?How is your first day here? I wish I were still this new again.
>>37778069>Hug her too>Pull outBad tentacle! Bad!>Y
>>37778069>>Come hug Rainya with me Lirael, she needs it>>Just leave it, it’ll figure its own way out>Y
>>37778069>Come hug Rainya with me Lirael, she needs it>Just leave it, it’ll figure its own way outY
>>37778069>Come hug Rainya with me Lirael, she needs it>Just leave it, it’ll figure its own way outYou feel the power of Jagganatha within you, accept Gift?>Y
>>37778069>Rainya was upset, I was helping her>Come hug Rainya with me Lirael, she needs it>Just leave it, it’ll figure its own way out>Y
>>37778069>Come hug Rainya with me Lirael, she needs it>Just leave it, it’ll figure its own way out and into her pants>Y
>>37778069>*Break Hug* This isn’t what it looks like!>Just leave it, it’ll figure its own way outI'm heavily amused by the image of this.
>>37778166I can understand people not wanting the gay. What I can't understand is people being bothered by the normalcy.And I think issue here was rather just having a piece of backstory taken from control of Anon and directed by the QM, which is extra ridiculous especially considering Pally's track record of storytelling.As far as I'm concerned, Pally's decision of making a predefined character for the third quest is the best option. Take it or leave it etc.
Willpower roll please, 1d20+9
Rolled 13 + 9 (1d20 + 9)>>37778348
Rolled 15 + 9 (1d20 + 9)>>37778348
Rolled 9 + 9 (1d20 + 9)>>37778348Ah shit. Lirael is jealous, huh?
Rolled 14 + 9 (1d20 + 9)>>37778348What did we do wrong?
>>37778369Tentacle rape, anon.
>>37778354>>37778363>>37778364>>37778369shaping roll guys.
>>37778385Tentacle *love*, and it was totally platonic. For now.
>>37778386>shaping roll guys.Yes I know. But my version is funnier.
Rolled 13 + 9 (1d20 + 9)>>37778385>>37778402Oh.>I'mokaywiththis.jpg
>>37778402Can we spend XP to get more tentacles for it?
>>377784483 XP for each pair, 3 ft extensions are 2 XP each.
“Come here Lirael” you say, offering her an arm and two tentacles “Rainya needs a hug, you don’t mind helping out do you?”Lirael throws herself at the both of you “I love you both!” she declares, as the three of you hold each other with arms and other limbs.As for your tentacle, well its squirming around, it’ll find its way out...“Shee I don’t mean to be rude” Rainya whispers in your ear, so close her lips are brushing against you “but your ah tentacle with a mind is now in my pants, please either take it out or do something useful with it.”There’s a pause, and then you start giggling. Lirael giggles along with you, though she doesn’t understand the joke, you hope.“That’s not what I meant!” insists Rainya. Sure, but with your senses, you think she’s not telling the truth.... ----Story thread ends there. Please hang around for Jagganatha voteThank you for playing.For your actions today you gain 13XP.---The power of Jagganatha surges within you, making you feel stronger, you can shape it into 1 of 3 GiftsMight of JagganathaStrength and Constitution boost, some damage reduction, boosts unarmed damage.Rock FormYou gain the ability to transform at will into a stone-like form. Your shape stays the same but you appear to be made out of stone. Your equipment is unaffected.Boosts Strength and Constitution, grants damage redction and hit points.Reduces speed and Agility.Higher levels increase the bonuses and penalties.BehemothYou can fly into a rage for combat bonuses.Later levels increase your size when raging, and your rage bonusesVote will be called in 10 minutes
>>37778448yes but if we go that route we should lengthen them first.
>>37778467Thanks for the thread OP!
>>37778467Might seems best Tbhrage could get us killed and not getting hit is better than getting hit, plus with rock would likely make us bigger.
>>37778457The joke was to request more tentacles for the alleged incoming tentacle loving.>>37778467Thanks for running.I'm not sure we just pleased or aggravated Ichor.I'd say Might now. Largely because it gives RD too, and is always usable in difference to rock form.
>>37778467Thanks for running.
>>37778467Behemoth and Rampage feel like they've been assigned the wrong names.Behemoth feels more like a Rampage and Rampage feels more like it should be Behemoth.Probably going to go with Might. Rock Form is useful but Agility is a vital part of Storm of Fire's damage capabilities and Might doesn't take any time to turn on.
>>37778467>For your actions today you gain 13XP.That's 16 total after we spent 5 in-thread for WotIM 5, right?That needs to be added to the CS, by the way, though I can understand it not having been done yet if the power isn't currently written anywhere.
>>37778562Plus it gives pluses in 2 stats and DR passively which is always nice.
>>37778520>The joke was to request more tentacles for the alleged incoming tentacle loving.>joke
>>37778520I like might too, as we got tentacles from Ichor and she did promise to help us make babys.>>37778467Thanks for running Pally.
>>37778467Thanks for running Pally.Morality still needs updating.> though she doesn’t understand the joke>that awkward realisation that she will get the joke after our next gestalt
>>37778520>I'm not sure we just pleased or aggravated Ichor.A little of both, probably.My head-canon reason for why the tentacles always seem to grope Rainya is because Ichor ships her and Shee. A little frustrating to see your ship so close to fruition and yet so far.
5 minute vote, you know what to do>Might>Rock Form>Behemoth
>>37778666>MightPassive stat buff as well as buff to unarmed(fucking terrifying with our tentacles and limbs unrivaled) and DR boost.
Rolled 2 + 9 (1d20 + 9)>>37778666>Might
Might it is, will add to sheet.MetapostHopefully I’ve answered queries about why I included certain votes and options to everyone’s satisfaction, if not please tell me and I’ll try to explain.My third planned quest will not run for 6-9 months yet (approx) so things may change. Currently I have 4 ideas. Some of these may seem familiar.None of these include any sort of divine ascension. I think 2 quests with that is enough.Spider-girl-like orphan with assassins after her, trying to survive and life an ordinary life, but still getting sucked into superhero life (or villain life). FuturisticBatgirl-like hero who picks a planet to protect, has to balance political factions, deal with superheroes and villains and keep her world safe. FuturisticPrincess of a conquered country wants to free her country, or maybe just live her own life far away. As mage-fighter and the last heir to the throne the conquering forces want her either dead, or safely married to a loyal noble. FantasyWizard fresh out of mage school takes his first teaching post, only to find out the school he’s got a job at is an all-girls school for part-humanoid girls, specifically part-demon, part-evil dragon, tiefling, part anything seen as bad by the surrounding kingdoms. Also the head teacher wants him to rebuild and coach the schools Dungeoneer Sports team. FantasyThread schedule.Next thread is Friday, evening my time (2 hours before the time it is right now).I’m off work from 7th feb to 22nd feb.Expect a quest to run most days (but not all). Prepare sleep schedules accordingly.
>>37778770Spider-girl-like orphan with assassins after her, trying to survive and life an ordinary life, but still getting sucked into superhero life (or villain life). FuturisticI want to finally be a villain
>>37778770>Wizard fresh out of mage school takes his first teaching post, only to find out the school he’s got a job at is an all-girls school for part-humanoid girls, specifically part-demon, part-evil dragon, tiefling, part anything seen as bad by the surrounding kingdoms. Also the head teacher wants him to rebuild and coach the schools Dungeoneer Sports team. FantasyThis shit sounds great. Also seems rather more relaxed than all teh others, which is a welcome change.
>>37778770>Prepare sleep schedules accordingly.*StupidconfidentQMthinkshecandecidemyscheduleandisprobablyright*
>>37778770>I’m off work from 7th feb to 22nd feb.>Expect a quest to run most days (but not all). Prepare sleep schedules accordingly.Welp, there went my social life.>Implying I had a social life
I just realized that anti magic cult will have far more problem with the Fae and their whole reclamation than just us. Provided they even get here with time acting weird.>>37778770The Wizard one seems best.
>>37778770Wizard coach seems pretty cool. Damn I'd even watch a show about this.
>>37778770>Prepare sleep schedules accordingly.I need to stock huh?Damn you Pally.
Ok, so, now that the thread is over, i'd like to ask something that has always bothered me. You see, Pally is one of the QMs most receptive of magical realm material, as we all know, so I was wondering why does he have such...chaste playerbase. (Chaste is not the right word, but I'm out of dictionaries)I've seen so muhc reluctance to embrace the MR/fun things, it must be very frustrating for Pally to QM for us.
>>37778841>Provided they even get here with time acting weird.That's probably going to be the in-universe reason why they show up really quickly, now that you mention it.
>>37778770>None of these include any sort of divine ascension. I think 2 quests with that is enough.Thank you.
>>37778770Most interested in Spider-girl orphan or Princess of the fallen kingdom.
>>37778869We'll get the ovipositor eventually.
>>37778872Still lots of fae here which are equals too or greater in magic than we are right now. we can red herring them.
>>37778869The conflict between Pallys magic realm enthusiasm and our reluctence balances out fairly well. Thats pretty much all there is to it.Its not like his regulars hate all fetishes. We just have different tastes and find a compromise o those we all can enjoy or at least accept.
>>37778890Well, Ichor did promise to help us there. And the tentacles are already probing...
>>37778869Conservative? Restrained? Uptight? Boring? Judgemental? Careful?also>MR>funno.
>>37778869I don't think he minds that we don't want magical realm messing with the quest, actually, and I'm not sure he even wants much of it in his narrative himself.My evidence for this is the preemptive decision to remove all of the Five's more magical realm powers from the lineup and to keep smut rare and restricted to pastebins.
>>37778587>That's 16 total after we spent 5 in-thread for WotIM 5, right?Yes.character sheet will not be updated today, but will be before next thread.
>>37778950On the contrary, I often find MR fun. >mfw Pally's magical realm seeps in through the cracks.
>>37778869His very first quest started out with a protagonist who was Paladin of the goddess of love, that saved herself for marriage.Figure it out for yourself. That being said, Pally himself isn't all that invested in it as you seem to think. These aren't supposed to be smut quests.
>>37778960>to remove all of the Five's more magical realm powers from the lineupI'd be pretty curious about what those are.Depending on how they look like, they might be usable once the quest has settled down more.
>>37778965So do any other of the five have a willpower buffing gift?
>>37779061Yes, the King of Hell.
>>37779080I take it it's a strong one considering we've wracked up a lot of favor with him and not even seen it, or have we just been unlucky?
>>37778987I find it fun, but not in (non-smut) quests.>>37779050All of them are either unusable or would require such heavy modification that it would be better to design a new thing from scratch, from my skimming.
>>37779137The King considers it lower priority than command-related powers.Now that Infinite Mirror is having a snit, I'll bump it up the list.
>>37779142I would still be curious to see the ideas.If for a good laugh, if nothing else.
>>37778960>>37778991But anon, a quest doesn't need smut to be in magical realm territory.And really, if you had taken a look at how many stuff has come up in PoJ and here, I'd say he is somewhat invested in it.
>>37779183>The King considers it lower priority than command-related powers.So the gods actually decide what gifts to offer us for their own agenda?Interesting.
>>37779183Ok cool. Any of them that have gifts that buff Int, well besides mister angry glass.
>>37779254Figures. So How well are we doing pally? We pull anything that you really didn't see coming yet?
>>37779222>if you had taken a look at how many stuff has come up in PoJ and hereAnon. I followed PoJ since Thread 1.I know perfectly well, and possibly better than you, how much it has come up.And no one said it has. You can't have failed to notice that both this Quest and too a larger extent PoJ are pretty magic realmish already.Pally has learned in PoJ to advance stuff in that regard cautiously to probe for reaction. Some find acceptance, some not.He isn't invested to the extent he needs to force this stuff on us if we don't want it.- There are lots of things were we enthusiastically enter his magic realm with him.Just look at the tentacles.Its all about the compromise.
>>37779268A few times yes.I'm a little confused why you're letting serec run around the base.But that'll be fixed soon I think.Avoiding Quinn at all costs is kinda fun.
>>37779080Do you have any issues with including Magical Realm in your quests?Is there a specific reason you don't include it in this quest or others as much as you could?Would you have an issue if the player base decided to go with more magical realm stuff?Why don't you chime in on meta discussions like this and give your opinion more freely?
>>37778770I'd rather play as a prince then a princess.
>>37779183What is up with that anyway? Was his Champion descended from his human waifu or something? It still feels like we're missing something about that, the event that would make the God of Adaptation get so butthurt about having to adapt.>>37779305Because responding to you just encourages you and might anger the playerbase.
>>37779290Hmm, alright, I guess that's an acceptable answer, thank you very much.
>>37779301I'm hoping it isn't an invasion force. Maybe Rainya's "training" will be helping us clear them out. Also how well would Dev in a mech do against that large Serec? Could we enroll him in a class for mechanics once we clear the base out?
>>37779305>Why don't you chime in on meta discussions like this and give your opinion more freely?Because he doesn't want to aggravate a discussion that can get rather intense in this quest. Obviously. He gets nothing from picking sides in this.>Would you have an issue if the player base decided to go with more magical realm stuff?We can't go anymore magic realm then he lets us anyway. We are free to take up his offer in the matter and the more we do, the MR we get.>Is there a specific reason you don't include it in this quest or others as much as you could?Players having had a negagtive reaction to it since thread 2 of PoJ.>Do you have any issues with including Magical Realm in your quests?That can't possibly be a serious question.
>>37779305>Do you have any issues with including Magical Realm in your quests?Not personally, no. I QM as a way to practise writing, and that includes romance and sex scenes, as well as combat, conversation etc.>Is there a specific reason you don't include it in this quest or others as much as you could?I know my own kinks won't always match the players, and players will no doubt request stuff I don't want to write and will get understandably upset when I refuse.Also, instant shitstorms.Would you have an issue if the player base decided to go with more magical realm stuff?As long as it didn't dominate the quest, I'd be fine with it.>Why don't you chime in on meta discussions like this and give your opinion more freely?It risks bogging the quest down in a QM vs players argument.I've been wrong before, and I appreciate players giving constructive feedback, but I don't want to get drawn into an argument about how realistically I'm portraying combat, or hacking, or which waifu is best.
>>37779466>which waifu is best.I'll give you a hint.It's Sara.
>>37779327>What is up with that anyway?Meta/behind the scenesDespite it being early in the game, Tom was close to completing a ritual that would have given him a massive advantage.The Mirror was basing his hopes on him being a quick win to the contest.Not so much Tom Davis, as the fact that the Mirror thought he was a good ringer.
>>37779466Thanks for the reply Pally! I always appreciate it
>>37779503forgot to spoiler, sorry.
>>37779527So how long will it take for Mirror to realize letting his siblings gift in his place for us is very bad for him?
>>37778069Good 'ol Bottom Lefty!
>>37779583Was exactly what I was thinking anon.
>>37779569After you've wasted a few of the Champions he's going to throw at you.Get ready for magical doubles, it's going to be a thing.
>>37778770I'm most interested in the dispossessed princess quest.In before A Dance with Rogues
>>37779601Well that'll be fun.So when/at what level will impossibility start causing our power to change? Also why did it erase our morality?
>>37779601And each one of those Champions is going to force him to give us a Gift?Also, have you considered calling those chosen by the Five in the manner of Champions something else? Because it gets confusing at times when there are X-men Champions and Antichrist Champions and they're both called Champions.>>37779616I am not prepared for suffering of that magnitude in quest format. It was dickish enough without having to share my decision-making ability with random jerks on the internet.
>>37779583I was thinking this too.
>>37779665>And each one of those Champions is going to force him to give us a Gift?Yes>Also, have you considered calling those chosen by the Five in the manner of Champions something else? Because it gets confusing at times when there are X-men Champions and Antichrist Champions and they're both called Champions.That is a good point, I'm going to think about that>>37779651SoonAspect morality replaced for simplicities sake, I have a lot to think about when I write.Will this impress one of the Five, is it hopeful, cynical, etc?Adding 2/3 aspects on top was too much
>>37779701Far enough about the complication. Are there only going to be one champion per deity per region, or one champion per deity per world or what? Cause when you first started this you implied there would be active reunited planet wide fighting it out. To be honest the longer living reunited have a massive advantage in gifts and experience over the younger ones.
>>37779616all of my yes.
>>37779301>I'm a little confused why you're letting serec run around the base.ADMCD it's like ADHD when you ask a room full of them to vote and rely on the honor system to stop cheating.
>>37779761Confined to a single planet.In theoryAnd for the reasons you described, the Five put a time limit on all reunited finding out - i.e. they all must find out within a given timespan.Any late arrivals are well...fucked.
>>37779855So you're saying there are only 6 players in this game 1 champion per and us the odd one out? Because if that is true Mirror is pretty well fucked if his next champ goes down.
>>37779898There are lots of players on the planet.the chosen representatives (champions) of the 5 are not the only players.
>>37779855What would have happened had we succeeded on the will roll with Mister Mirror? Would it be a proper shaping, or would it still be an attempt at murder?
>>37779898>So you're saying there are only 6 players in this gameThere are many Reunited on the planet, in many Hives.At worst he can run out of players on the planet, at some point.But this fight is everywhere.
>>37779937Proper shaping, highest level gift or 3 ranks in a lower level gift
>>37779931So are there other all of thems like us in play then?>>37779958Of course but there is a time limit, and only 5 champions for 5 gods and any others who are odd ones out. This planet is the proving ground so it mostly limited to here.
>>37780006>So are there other all of thems like us in play then?Oh yes, lots.unaligned Reunited with their own agendas and plans
>>37780006The others became Champions after or when finding out, just like us.
Should we get the rest of the rebellion in on the kill bugs get guns?
>>37780054Still one champion per deity is a rule.>>37780030So I take it we'll run into other reunited who've opened a crystal like we have at some point?>>37780077Maybe, depends on how big it is and if we want them using it as a base.
>>37780077No. The facility is Shee's trump card for everything.
>>37779959Damn. All of my greed.Still, I imagine a failed shaping roll could have been a hell of a lot worse. I suppose since it's the Mirror physical mutations aren't exactly likely.
>>37780122>Still one champion per deity is a rule.Makes no difference. He can recruit any Reunited at anytime. He just needs to find someone willing to take his offer.
>>37780140>Still, I imagine a failed shaping roll could have been a hell of a lot worse.It got the anti-magic cult send after us.Remember what we are now especially weak to?
>>37780030If we hadn't taken the old gods background would we still have gotten invovled with the 5/reunited plotline at some point?
>>37780187Worse for me is being a giant dinosaur with tentacles and five heads.
>>37780187Sounds like plenty of chance to beat the impossible odds to me.
>>37780156True but I was wanting to see if there were other unaligneds who might help/hurt us.>>37780187This planet is in mid reclamation magic is all over the place right now. Them being here might help us with the Fae. Even if they don't they still have to find us and we can illusion to look not like ourselves.
>>37780233We Solar now?
>>37780263More akin to a green sun prince turning into a non-dickish yozi but yeah.
>>37780284>non-dickishThat still remains to be seen.
I have this thinking, that we should push dev's willpower soon.The serec fighting might end up awakening him to be a psionic.
>>37780313Rainya's too just in case.
>>37780333Luckily Willpower is primary for Rainya, so pushing it won't be hard.
>>37780333Not a bad idea long term, due to all the mind affecting shit out there.
What is the difference between a mage and a psychic? Can one be a psychic mage? Or are these the same thing?
>>37780397Well psychic is one source of power.Comes from getting too close to the serec.Magic is something else.We have no idea what it is.
>>37780458Pretty Sure Shee is a natural Psy though. As are the vamps.
>>37780030If you're still around, right after we chose our Aspect one anon mentioned it having an effect on our form in Oneira, are there any plans for that or are you considering implementing such a thing?I don't recall an answer ever being given there.>>37780469Natural Psychic just means someone in our ancestry was turned into a Psychic by a Serec at some point or one of our ancestors had a bug-monster fetish and found one with compatible genitals.Vamps and Psychics have some similar abilities, but I'm fairly certain they aren't the same and that Vamps aren't considered to be Psychics in the full meaning of the term.
It has occured to me that we failed to loot the guy's body and office.Some murderhobos we are.
>>37780690Fire and messed up friend take precedence plus if we dallied too long we'd have gotten caught. We came for info we got it.
>>37780690There wasn't much of a body left and the office was kind of on fire. We were also with our recently-traumatized friend/imouto/tentacle victim/tentacle fetishist/waifu who could not breath smoke.