You waste a couple of minutes more chatting with Amata and Zaan before leaving. As if remembering something she hadn't thought about, Amata sticks a folded note, pulled from an internal pocket of her white sorcerous cloak, and hands it to you before you depart.You, Tia and Radiant Starfall walk out of Tianna Castle's sorcery room and close the heavy door behind yourselves, leaving the two sorcerers to whatever demon-summoning they have planned. You're not... 100% sure that leaving the building of what you imagined to be a holy city in the hands of demons is a good idea, but everyone seems to be quite sure of what they're doing.As you climb back up the stairs and reach the castle's ground floor, you glance outside a window at the dark sky. The eastern horizon is still dark and clouded.At dawn, you're supposed to summon Ocean Father, privately, together with Mikahil, and work out some oaths. You could be scoring a powerful ally, but you need to know, first, what exactly he needs from you. His half of the bargain.But you've still got some time before the sixth day before the Silver Prince's attack dawns.>Go and see Pyre Spark>Go and see Millian and Regis>Go and see Irene>Go and see Samiel>Look for Speaker>Head to Dancing Smoke>Explore the Titan>Head to Pearl>Head to Freeport>Follow Starfall downtown, looking for her friend>Spend time alone>Spend time with Tia>(Other?)
>>38655175New thread, new luck
>Who are we?Maka, an exiled noble Exalted as a Zenith-caste Solar. Queen of Gem, now ruling the western island of Tianna. You have gathered a lot of allies and friends, and have a powerful Manse under construction.But Tianna is actually an artificial island, built around a First Age Titan: an almighty flying fortress built in an ancient, forgotten age, and although this is kept secret, two Deathlords are seeking to obtain it.The Tyrant of the Doomsday Machine, ghost of your past incarnation, seeked it as a weapon to cut her ties to the Neverborn. But you have persuaded her to try and seek redemption in the eyes of the Sun in other ways, and count her as an unlikely ally.But now the Silver Prince is coming, to punish her and claim the Titan for himself in the name of Oblivion. And this looks like a battle you won't be able to talk your way out of...>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
>>38655175>Ask Tia what a shark penis is like
>>38655175>Go and see Irene
>>38655231And then he finds out that Maka got even more hot while he was away.Poor guy. Never stood a chance.
>>38655175>>Go and see Millian and RegisLet's see if they're up and Tiger Train them while we have time before everyone gets up>>38655231But he was trying is the point, he can still dissent even if he loves us, especially if we assure him that's why we want him around.
>>38655278Tia had one for a little bit.I guess she never got to use it on Maka.
>>38655175>Go and see Pyre Spark>>38655068>I mean, it's funny imagining Maka making absolutely everybody else feel totally inadequate at all times, but not something I want to deal withOf course, if we could do that, we could presumably do the opposite: leave everyone with the impression that that they matter, and that they're good people doing good work, beloved in the eyes of Divine Maka and of the Unconquered Sun.
>>38655311We do want that of course, I at least believe that's the case involving Maka.That she really does care for everyone, she loves her friends and family, she cares about and appreciates the work our mortals do, that she's cares about the well-being of her subjects as a queen.I like to believe we didn't lie to Rubel back when we spoke on our way to see the OceanFather.
>>38655311True enough.Isn't that kind of what we are doing already though?
>>38655294>Let's see if they're up and Tiger Train them while we have time before everyone gets upYou can't really tiger train two people at once. Also, Pyre Spark might be more important. We can bump her Zenith up to 4, and make her one of the most inspiring preachers in all of creation.
>>38655381>We do want that of course, I at least believe that's the case involving Maka.I didn't mean to imply it would be a lie!>>38655391>Isn't that kind of what we are doing already though?I certainly hope so.EF, I'm willing to change my vote (>>38655294) to>Go and see Millian and Regisif you want to break the tie and call it early.
>>38655471Eh? Yes, you can, unless the Charm's changed. TTWT applies to a whole organizational group or subgroup; we could reasonably Tiger-train all three of our Kissed at once.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38655175>Go and see IreneWanna see how the reactor repairs are looking
>>38655471I didn't mean together, just one a day is fine, if we do it once a day, by the end of the week we can have both of them up to at least 3/3 Phys and Dawn, which we need if we want them going into fights with us against the Silver Prince.>>38655510Training more than one person a day slows it down immensely, from one dot a day to one dot a week.
>>38655175>Go and see Millian and RegisAnd If we're going to see the kids I want to chance cloths to something slightly more modest. Like #3
>>38655481You're switchin to the samw vote>>>38655175Go see Irene
>>38655510It takes a day to train an individual, a week to train a group. Ergo, groups less than 8 make no sense.
>>38655572Well, it is evening.Sure, why not. Gotta get that variety in.
>>38655572>And If we're going to see the kids I want to chance cloths to something slightly more modest. Like #3Pfffthahaha.Nah, lets go in #2 or #7
>>38655576... I suck. I was >>38655311, of course.>>38655566>>38655584I stand corrected.
Uh, guys. Shouldn't they be, ou know, asleep? It's nigjt right now.
>>38655572How about 15 instead, something actually modest.
>>38655595I vote for #2Classic tabard
>>38655572Somewhat in for #3
Reminder that Tiger Warrior Training only takes four hours per day and we don't sleep. During this coming week, it'll be perfectly reasonable to put aside four hours per day for that.
>>38655595Yeah, Tabard is cool. Temptress doesn't have many votes, but I'd vote for that if I could
>>38655611>11Uh, guys. Shouldn't they be, ou know, asleep? It's nigjt right now.The passed out in middle of the afternoon when we awakened their essence, they should be awake soonish.
>>38655682>and we don't sleepWe need LESS sleep, a nap or two over the course of a week will probably be necessary
>>38655723I wonder how much, the longest we stayed awake for before was 4 days if I remember right, we didn't even feel it much until we actually decided to sleep, and I think part of that was because we were also hurt.
>>38655572>I'd prefer #22
>>38655783God you prude
>>38655175>Go and see Irene>>38655572I'm fine with #3
>>38655817WHat's wrong with frilly dresses ?
>>38655471I think if I remember right about everyone's stats, we can do everyone up to decent stats.Pyre only needs one more day of training to be done, Regis is at 3 Phys/2 Dawn so one more day for that and then we can train his Zenith when we have time for that. Millian on the other hand will take the most time, turns out she's at Phys 2/ Dawn 1 so it'll take her 3 days to get up to good fighting spirit.Five days total to get them the minimum required ready, that leaves 2 days plus however many Ocean Father can delay the fleet by to train there Zenith
You walk around the corridors of the castle, after parting ways with Starfall (somewhere along the way: After a while you just noticed she wasn't there with you anymore)."...So. Sharks." You mumble to Tia, making some idle conversation."Sharks?" Tia wonders."...Did you know that Zaan and Valeriana are an item?"Tia frowns, probably trying to understand what "an item" means. "Oh." She brightens up. "You mean they're married.""No- I mean, not in that sens- well, maybe in YOUR sens- Well. You know what I meant."She nods. "Talon once told me that even if Creation is really, really huge, Solars and their Lunar mates still end up meeting somehow. There's a force pulling them together. A force stronger than any other.""Destiny?" You ask.She shakes her head. "Love."You look out of the windows, at the clouds racing against the night sky.That was surprisingly romantic.Time to completely ruin the mood."So, about shark penises."Tia smiles, puzzled. "...Did you see Zaan's?" She asks, matter-of-factly.You shake your head. "I was wondering if it would be kind of like that one from that beastman you ate."Man, this conversation is getting weird fast."Sort of, but Zaan has both of them. And a bit bigger.""...What do you mean, both of them." You shake your head. "Wait. Did you and Zaan-"She shrugs. "Old story. Before you arrived in Tianna. We were both lonely." She tilts her head sideways. "...Do you want me to eat a shark's Heart's Blood?"There's really only one possible answer to Tia asking you that question while having that look of thrilled, eager anticipation on her face.After a few minutes, you arrive in front of Irene's lab's door. You weren't sure if you should see first her or Millian and Regis, but you should probably let them rest a bit more, you resolved.(cont.)
>>38655175>>Go and see Millian and Regis>Silver Prince's attack dawnsKek.>>38655572(02) Tabard or (07) Temptress
>>38655948>Time to completely ruin the mood.I'm sure Maka's at least taken a horse dick, we've seen Tia turn into a horse a few times after all and we know Tia uses shapeshifting in bed.Okay I'll try and write both of these sometime later.
I vote #7
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38655948>There's really only one possible answer to Tia asking you that question while having that look of thrilled, eager anticipation on her face.This is not said often enough.
>>38655948Sharks actually have two penises - or a bifurcated penis, depending on your perspective - with a small fin at the base of either one. Look it up.
Well, time to go for an oldie but a goodie, You bring out the latest iteration of your old tabard outfit, now with a gold trim, guaranteed water-laser-proof, and adjusted in width and length, complemented with the appropriate amount of jewelry and decoration.Tia makes a sort-of surprised-satisfied noise seeing that outfit back. You cannot resist the temptation to strike a pose in front of her."...I'll go get that shark." She nods gravely, and leaves, blazing with determination.Oh, well. She's like this. You knock and hear a "Come in!" from inside.The lab is the usual mess of incredibly complex machinery, blueprints and tools, but now what surprises you is that Millian (in her work clothes) is apparently taking apart her magitech cannons and firearms and reassembling them as... Well, no, they still look like sort-of weapons, but the awkwardness of their construction really suggests the idea that they're not supposed to be used in combat."Maka." She greets you with a nod. "Everything's going fine on my end, if that's what you've come to check." She adds, with some pride.The piles of empty coffee mugs scattered around are a testament to her determination to finish her part of the work in time. You'd expect to see her all haggard and tired, but, despite everything, she seems fresh as a rose. You guess coffee really is magic, or at least has that effect on her?>What are you making exactly?>Anything to report?>Ask her about something (what?)>Other?>Leave (go where?)
>>38656200>What are you making exactly?>Show off new clothes, ask for her feminine opinon
>>38655948Didn't she already do that?
>>38656132I think he knows... He did throw a "both" in.sasuga EF, doing research on weird penises from the animal kingdom for our husbando to use on us.>>38656075I think it goes beyond that: a few threads ago we found out that Tia (just like now) actively hunts for animals in order to use them in bed with Maka.Tia probably didn't just get ANY horse... but the most well-endowed one she could find.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>38656200>What are you making exactly?Man Millian turned into quite the renaissance maid.
>>38656200Not actually Milly right?I mean there's a chance our Milly awoke to a new life as a Crafts nerd.>What are you making exactly?>Other?Oh hey, Radiance isn't here anymore, but one of her old mortals Exalted as a Night caste, stole some weapons and has been doing cool things for the last few months
>>38656200>Other?Tell her about the latest Solar.
>>38656200>Millian (in her work clothes)You mean Irene, right?>Other?Tell her about Radiant Starfall
>>38656200>Show off new clothes, ask for her feminine opinon>Tell her about how Millian is becomoing Legion>Discuss Radiant StarfallMaybe Maka is thinking of Millian too much and keeps seeing the little maid everywhere?
>>38656261I'll make a note of that.Shit who does lewd art?Neither Larro or Decu really have the detail for it.
Alright, fucck this. I'm tired, i'll admit it. I keep switching people's names with Millian's. I've got a case of the maids, probably.Yeah, sorry, it's Irene, i mean it to be Irene, and the pic is Irene's... I have no idea what's going on with me.
Rolled 5 (1d10)I vote #9Maka, why did you ruin the mood?We should totaly remind Tia of that line next time we have a cute moment together
>>38656330It's okay EF, she is legion.
>>38656330Most likely the Maid Flu, heared it's bad this year. Did you look at more pictures of cute maids in the last days?
>>38656382As far as Tia is concerned those two topics are related, love and dicks to use on Maka.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>38656200>>What are you making exactly?>>Anything to report?>Can I help in any way?
>>38656409>on MakaIn Maka.
>>38656261>Tia probably didn't just get ANY horse... but the most well-endowed one she could find.Now we know why Maka really needed those soak charms
>>38656330MILLIAN IS A SIDEREALTHIS EXPLAINS EVERYTHING
>>38656435For the children?
>>38656478Speaking of, we haven't told Millian or Regis.
>>38656472Except why Kiss of the Sun didn't fail on her.
>>38656505I'm sure she could have faked all that if she was a Sidereal.
You do a light spin and a pose and wink. "What do you think of this?" You ask Irene.She scratches her chin, probably taking this more seriously than you intended. "...It's a bit longer and wider on the chest, but a tighter fit. You had a golden trim added, with those decorations here and there, and the ring latch around your neck now bends slightly around your shoulders to make it more comfortable - a nice touch. Compared to the old version, the thigh-highs also have the trim, and ride quite a bit higher up the leg." She points. "And your earring used to have two gold bars hanging from it, but now it has three. Overall, an impressive work. Valeriana, I guess. I don't know anyone else who has this craftsmanship."...You'll admit, you're impressed."And you're absolutely stunning in it too." She adds with a smile, going back to tinker with her stuff."What are you working on, exactly?""To speed up the construction effort in Pearl, we need to automate and speed up three very time and work intensive operations: heating metals to their melting point, bending and machining metal, and cutting stone." She snaps a part in a larger assembly with deft hand movements and a forceful CLACK noise."Our essence weapons weren't designed for this kind of precise work, of course, but there's no reason we can't adapt them." She rips a wire from it, and sparks fly around the room, startling you. She seems unconcerned even as a few of them bounce off her, harmlessly."Besides, I think that there's something deeply symbolic and uplifting, about dismantling tools of war to remake them into construction machines.""...You're putting them back together once we'll be done, right?""Oh, yes, totally. We need the kablooie." She screws a new bit of wire in place while saying so.You nod sagely. "The kablooie is indeed good.">We can take a break together if you want.>I've learned something interesting about one of your soldiers.>I've got a question. (what?)>Leave (go where?)
>>38656703>We can take a break together if you want.>I've learned something interesting about one of your soldiers.>klabooieAdorable
>>38656703>>I've learned something interesting about one of your soldiers.She's a good kid, bit shy but her hearts in the right place.
>>38656703>I've learned something interesting about one of your soldiers.
>>38656703>I've learned something interesting about one of your soldiers.>I've got a question. Have you heard about Dancing Smoke?She's in the secret, right?>"Is there any way I can help ?"We'll take a break after that, maybe
>>38656890The Titan?She is.That is a good point though, I wonder if Amata has told her yet.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>38656703>I've learned something interesting about one of your soldiers.
"I've learned something interesting about one of your soldiers." You tell her, peeking under the cowl of a mean-looking piece of machinery propped up against a wall. Gears and wires."Oh? Who?""Do you know of someone called Radiant Starfall?""...I'd remember a name that unique.""What about Janet Deer.""Wow. That's...""You know her?" You ask.She shakes her head, looking down ad the machine she's working on. "...There are probably a thousand Deer in Tianna. It's the most common surname. There might be more humans with that surname than actual deers in the forest. And Janet is... well, there must be a dozen or so Janet Deer in Tianna. Maybe twice that."You whistle. "No wonder she doesn't like it.""...Was she in the Fifth Talon?""Uh, no idea.""I think I remember a Deer in the fifth talon. Don't remember if her name is Janet, though. About... As tall as this." She holds a hand up on level with your neck. "Black hair cut short, bit of an attitude but gets things done...? I think her talonlord suggested her to me for a promotion.""Nah." You shake your head. "She's about... this tall." You hold a hand lower, at about Irene's nose height. "Green hair, very long. Dark eyes. Nimble, but a lightweight...""...really shy?""Yes!""...Wears a pair of tinted goggles?""Yeah! What are they for?""She has some sort of eye condition or something. She has an allowance to wear them in uniform. Alright, now I remember. She's in... third talon? I didn't hear much about her.""Well, she Exalted as a Night Caste a couple months back and took out a demon-worshiping cult here in Tianna." You smile.Irene stops her work and puts down her tools. "Really?""Yup. Goes by the name Radiant Starfall now. Still wears the uniform. Well, a bit modded. She's been taking out undead spies in Tianna without us even noticing. Long story short, she's on our side now.""Wow." She goes back to her work. "You Solars sure do sprout like mushrooms nowadays."(cont.)
>>38657146>She holds a hand up on level with your neck.>You hold a hand lower, at about Irene's nose height.I always forget how tall Maka really is
>>38657244Maka is like 190+cms, she's the tallest person in the cast, well she was I think Karas beats her by a few centimeters.
"...Does Tianna now officially have more Solars than dragon-blooded?" You wonder."Nope." She replies. "There's mom, me, Samiel, Zareen, Raj- oh. I guess Rajan's still missing in action, eh?"You nod.She starts counting on her fingers, and stops at ten."That many?" You wonder."There were some of them living in town or in the villages but not part of, well, the war effort. Not in the armed forces, or administration, or whatever. Some Realm rejects, some random exaltations from weak bloodlines around Tianna. Amata did a recruitment drive and encouraged them all to introduce themselves, pledge allegiance, and join up. Plus, there's some that have always been here and you just never spent time talking to. Some of them have been at some of the meetings, the war council before the Lintha expedition, stuff like that."You vaguely remember some people, but never had time to talk to everyone."So, I've got two Exalted officers under me in the Engineers, and Samiel's got two under him in the Army. The Navy's the only branch of service without anyone now that we're without Rajan. The others are under Amata, in admin and bureaucratic stuff.">I should probably meet all these people.>As long as they're helping, it's good. Amata taught me that it's good to delegate>I've got a question. (what?)>Leave (go where?)>(other?)
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>38657304>As long as they're helping, it's good. Amata taught me that it's good to delegate>I should still meet them one day though, just so I recognize them
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>38657304>As long as they're helping, it's good. Amata taught me that it's good to delegate
>>38657286I actually have a height and measures sheet. Tyrant is the tallest, but that's cheating. Talon's second (in warform). then we have Karas, just a bit taller than Maka, who is 195.
>>38657304>I should probably meet all these people.More friends to lay, nice.
>>38657304>>I should probably meet all these people.I mean at least eventually, we're a bit short on time as it is, but we'll make a note of it sometime.We need to do it by the time we marry Amata and become Queen.
>>38657383>Maka, who is 195>brown>tall>social 5The absolute best.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>38657304>As long as they're helping, it's good. Amata taught me that it's good to delegate>I should still meet them one day though, just so I recognize them>>38657350Was ready to type it myself until I saw yours.
>>38657304>>As long as they're helping, it's good. Amata taught me that it's good to delegate>>I should still meet them one day though>I've got a question. Have you heard about Dancing Smoke?
>>38657304>I should probably meet all these people later
>>38657304>I should probably meet all these people.
>>38657304We should at least get there names and Aspects for now, so we aren't completely rude when we first meet them.
>>38657304I don't usually catch these threads, but have we ever talked to anyone about the whole dragonblood rebellion/betrayal thing we saw in that vision/memory in the titan?This seems like a moment where that would appropriately tingle at the back of Maka's mind.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>38657446Seconding.
>>38657536That sounds fair, I'll second that.
>>38657599Nope. We decided to move on from the past, IIRC
"Well, as long as they're helping, it's good. Amata taught me that it's good to delegate."She nods, carefully screwing a metal plate back in place."But I should meet them sometime. When we'll have more time.""Yeah. The last few weeks or so have been rather hectic." She nods. "Everyone's so busy. Besides, I'm sure that once things calm down, with all the cool stuff that we've been making, we might get more dragon-blooded immigrants here.""We will?" You ask her. "Remember what Zareen said to you when you met? That thing about her looking for a place to be?"You nod."With the Realm's pressure, it can be hard for a Dragon-Blooded who doesn't want to join it to find a place for his own. I mean, an Exalted doesn't want to settle for less. He wants to have more. And that's pretty normal, right? After all, he's not a mortal. So he'll flock to where he thinks he has a chance." She flips the little gizmo around and inspects it. "But a Dragon-Blooded is by nature and instinct extremely gregarious. I think it's different with you Celestials. At least, I haven't seen anything that can suggest that. But we're driven to... look for a place where we belong. We want to be a gear in a machine." She shows you what she was examining: a tiny, intricate mess of minute gears, wheels, cogs, pinions, chains and pulleys."You do?"(cont.)
>>38657633Maka said several time she wasn't the person of this vision, and that she won't be defined by it.I could imagine the Tyrant not trusting dragonblood, though.Now I'm wondering if Amata's previous exaltation wasn't one of the Tyrant's would-be killers.
>>38658014>Now I'm wondering if Amata's previous exaltation wasn't one of the Tyrant's would-be killers.That's not how Dragon-Blooded Exaltations work, they're genetic, not passed on like Celestial Exaltations
>>38658014Dragon-Blood Exaltations don't actually work like that, not like everyone else's where there is a fixed number of Dragon-Bloods possible.As long as you have the DB "gene" so to speak, you have a chance at becoming one. Through no power other than the one in there blood.
>>38658014>Now I'm wondering if Amata's previous exaltation wasn't one of the Tyrant's would-be killers.Only Celestials have inherited exaltations. Terrestrials are born to it, getting a fresh one when they exalt.
>>38658014>Now I'm wondering if Amata's previous exaltation wasn't one of the Tyrant's would-be killers.Delicious sideral dickery(?)
"Whoever made up the idiom that "being a cog in a machine" means being small and unimportant in the grand scheme of things is a moron who never passed mechanical engineering 101." She says with scorn. With a screwdriver, she gently plays one of the tiny wheels back and forth, and you see the entire assembly move, each at its own pace and speed and in its own manner and direction."Look at this." She says, and applies just enough strength with the screwdriver to push the cog a little bit backwards on its axle, moving it out of alignment by the tiniest fraction of a millimeter."Now look at this." Then, she tries once more to move a gear, and less than a quarter of the machinery moves with it. The movement locks after a short bit, and then the entire block just refuses to move in either direction afterwards, some invisible damage somewhere unseen blocking up the entire contraption."When you're a well-placed cog in a well-oiled machine, you're at your most valuable." She concludes, taking the assembly apart and putting it back together with quick movements. She knew perfectly well where the damage was, of course. After a quick fix and sliding the cog back in its place, everything works perfectly."...Thank you, Irene." That was actually educational, and pretty cool to see.>I've got a question. (what?)>Leave (go where?)>(other?)
>>38658107>>I've got a question. (what?)Ask her if her mom has told her about our plan for Smoke.
>>38658107>Leave (go where?)>Millian and Regis
>>38658107>Leave (go where?)>Check if Millian and Regis are awake now.Let's see if their newly awoken essence changed them as well.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>38658107>Oil Irene well.... okay, not really. But:>Hug appreciatively.>Go see Pyre Spark.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>38658107What time is it. I imagine that its nighttime now. >Go and get some sleepOur sleep resistance will be strained soon
...guys, did we just overlook>>38655175>As if remembering something she hadn't thought about, Amata sticks a folded note, pulled from an internal pocket of her white sorcerous cloak, and hands it to you before you depart.?
>>38658107Irene is a cool daughter.>Hugs and Kisses>Check if Millian and Regis are awake now.
>>38658258We totally did,>>38658107Read the note and go check on Mills and Regis.
>>38658107>Leave (go where?)Millian and Regis
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>38658107>>38658127
>>38658255>Our sleep resistance will be strained soonNot even close, the last time we really put it to the test we went for 4 days straight without sleep, without food or water, while hurt. We can push this further.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>38658127Seconding
>>38658107>Read Amata's note>>I've got a question. Did you hear about Dancing Smoke?
>>38658521Oh shit. I forgot about the note. Good call.
As you're about to leave, you ask her: "Oh, did your mom tell you about what we planned for Smoke?""Oh? Uh, ah, yes, she did.""What do you think about it?"She smiles. "Mom sometimes worries a bit too much. I've spent some time with Smoke. She's alright. A bit crazy, but alright.""You have?""Well, I need to know the woman who's dating my brother." She grins in a threatening way.You nod nervously and say goodbye with a hug and a kiss."Ah, Maka?" She stops you as you're on the door."Hey?""Even if mom worries a lot... that's just how she is. Don't be mad at her for that.""I'm not.""Worrying is a mom's job. If you're about to be a mom soon, you should keep that in mind."With that final pearl of wisdom, you leave for Regis and Millian's room. It's not THEIR room, actually, just Regis'. But things happened.And maybe MORE things happened....Now you're curious.You put your ear to the door. Not much in the way of noise. They could be sleeping. Or being not particularly loud.>Sneak inside. (p+n)>Open the door and enter.>Knock first.>(Other?)
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>38658592>>(Other?)Take a peak
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>38658592>Knock first.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>38658592>Sneak inside. (p+n)What charms do we have that could work for this?
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>38658648None
Rolled 59, 13, 21 = 93 (3d100)>>38658592>Stop. Listen. Don't collaborate.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>38658592>Sneak inside. (p+n)Oh god, I need to know if they are doing anything interesting or just sleeping.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38658592>Sniff the air to know if it smells of tender love and sexy sex>Read Amata's note
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>38658648>>38658660Well, Graceful Crane Stance grants us lightness of step, so maybe makes it easier, maybe.Other than that, nothing.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38658592>Sneak inside. (p+n)Does Maka have a camera artifact?
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>38658592>Open the door and enter"Heeeeey kids!"If only Starfall were still with us to be our spotter.
[Physical + Night = 2 2 8 2 7 = 2 successes]You quietly open the door and sneak in. The room is dark and warm.You can see both of them in bed. In the same bed. Well, sleeping under the blankets, you guess.And their clothes are in small, messy piles on either side of the bed. Looks like it happened at last.>Wake them up gently.>Wake them up violently.>Wait.>Leave quietly.
>>38658977>Leave QUietlyLet's not fuck up their D'aaaaw moment
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>38658977I deeply regret not being magitech enough to have a camera.
>>38658977>OtherJump into bed with them stealthily
>>38658977>Jump into bed with them stealthilyOk.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38658977>>Leave quietly.>Reade Amata's note
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>38658977>Leave quietly.Let them sleep. They had a hard day. With awakening their essence and stuff
>>38658977>steal their clothes
>>38658977Well, we are going to tease them a lot, right?I'm kinda sad we missed this moment, Maka encouraging Millian to confess would have been cute.
>>38659131Seconding this for pure hilarity.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>38659170Our night caste as gone and only got 2 in night.
>>38659193They're sleeping, it will be easy.Changing >>38659056To>steal their clothes
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>38658977>Leave quietly.
>>38659300>>38659170>>38659288It's a jerk move, dudes
Rolled 10 (1d10)>Steal their clothes>It's Regis' room, we are stealthfully removing his entire wardrobe
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>38658977>Leave quietly.
>>38658977EeeThat makes me happy. Hopefully Millian can stop pining for Maka's Makas now.
...let's leave this moment for them to treasure. No one should ruin this.You head back out of the room and close the door silently, checking that the "do not disturb" ribbon is still in place on the doorknob.Safe.Now.As amazing as this might sound, Valeriana managed to even sew pockets in this outfit. There are a couple of almost invisible ones in the tabard, in fact, and you put the paper Amata handed you in one of themYou pull it out and check it. It's scribbled in a hurry, in Amata's crisp, sharp hand."Sent message to Karas- reply: "Tell sis not to worry, I know what I'm doing. I'll be back with time to spare. Oh, P.S., took the Gloria, hope no one will miss it."So your little brother has gone out trying to pick up girls (that may or may not exist), and has even stolen your best boat to do so in style.>Be mad>Be impressed
If you guys really want to steal their clothes, can we at least leave them something to wear?Like, I don't know, something tiger-themed?
>>38658977>Wake them up violently.ESSENCE BITCHES
>>38659399I think (and hope) it will>>38659411>Be impressedGoing all out, eh.
>>38659411Can't we be both mad and a begrudgingly impressed?
>>38659411>>Be madHe stole a major military asset during war preparations!
>>38659445>Can't we be both mad and a begrudgingly impressed?Sure. That works.
Rolled 85, 18, 60 = 163 (3d100)>>38659411>>Be mad>>Be impressedBe impressed that he pulled it off but mad that he's not here helping put together Pearl
>>38659411>Be mad impressed
>>38659399I think (and hope) it will make them consider Maka's makas even more.>>38659411>Be impressedGoing all out, eh.>>38659442Oop, unfinished post. Begone.
>>38659411>>Be mad>>Be impressedIn that order.
>>38659411>be impressedOk, that was something, bro.
>>38659411>Be impressedThis lunar mate of his better be worthy.
>>38659411>Be madAlright, Karas has officialy crossed the "jerk" threshold.Seriously, he hasn't been anything but a self-centered douche since he arrived, outside of the time he saved our life after we risked it to rescue his sorry ass.
>>38659411>Be mad>Be impressed
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>38659411I swear Karas, if you are lucky enough to have a waifu Lunar, we are going to tell her all the embarrassing things about your childhood.
>>38659411>>be madhe's going all this way to get his dick wet when he could've just asked us
>>38659411>Be impressedPff, I am impressed, really.>>38659511I like him more and more.>>38659553Pic related?
>>38659411>Be madAll that bitching about us not rushing to Gem right away and he promptly runs off in search of lunar pussy and takes a valuable asset with him just before a war.
>>38659553>waifuPersonally I'm hoping that Karas' lunar mate turns out to be a big hairy bear lunar barbarian who thinks of Karas as his waifu.
>>38659411>>Be impressedI guessDid they fix the boat?I remember it being pretty fucked up
>>38659411>Be madIf he gets back in time with his Lunar mate, *then* I'll be impressed. And still mad. But still impressed.
>>38659574Anon, he wouldn't have sex with us, he's all about touching penis to penis
>>38659575The hell is that.
>>38659622>Personally I'm hoping that Karas' lunar mate turns out to be a big hairy bear lunar barbarian who thinks of Karas as his waifu.I hope his Lunar Mate is a 500-year-old badass who sees Karas as an annoying kid he's obligated to take care of.Also, here's another member of Maka's family, maybe?
>>38659411>Be madFirst he wrecks our Lintha plan, and now nicks our best warship to cruise for chicks in the middle of an invasion.We really need to show him his place. First thing we do when he gets back is bend him over Oneesan's knee and instill discipline. In front of his new missus.
>>38659411>Be impressedIt's fine, he will bring it back intact.
>>38659685Nah, Maka's sister is, like, an early teen yet.Maybe her mother or a cousin.
>>38659575>I like him more and more.Being crazy enough to do that is impressive. Doing it is stupid and harmful for our effort, and doing it after how he bitched about "muh Gem" and the rest of his attitude is jerkass behavior.Not to mention that taking the most identifiable ship, alone, when we're in full war with very powerful people is pretty much asking to be attacked
>>38659773I said 'another member of Maka's family,' not 'Maka's sister.'This is Maka's sister.
You crumple up the paper.Alright, you ARE impressed that he has the balls of doing that.But you're also quite mad. Even if he promises to be back in time, and with an intact Gloria, he would've still been much more helpful here.What is with him and this weird idea he got, anyway? Did he just see this "lunar mate" thing with you and Tia, and Mikahil and Fivetails, and decide that it was as simple as breaking into one of their meetings and asking?...well, okay, he's never had a stable relationship with someone, mostly because of his own airheadedness, so he might be a bit frustrated. But still, that's absolutely no excuse.If, IF, and that's a big if, he actually manages to find useful allies for the fight, you might let hum off the hook with a bit of yelling, or shaming him a bit around.Just to remind him who's the older sister in this outfit.*sigh* Why are siblings so annoying?You glance out of the windows, seeing the first vague traces of aurora on the eastern horizon. The sky begins to brighten up, and the stars are chased away.You pull Ocean Father's pearl out of your pocket (all items in the pockets of an outfit are shifted to the pockets of the outfit currently worn, it seems) and look at it for a second. It's a perfect sphere, smooth and shiny.You head to Mikahil's room. He's probably there by now.>Just me and him and Ocean Father.>I should call someone else. (who?)
>>38659691Could we ask Ocean Father to drag the ship back once we make our pact?
>>38659834>Just me and him and Ocean Father.
>>38659834>>Just me and him and Ocean Father.I don't think we need anyone else, or at least no one else that isn't busy.
>>38659796>how he bitched about "muh Gem"Hey, hey, you need to put yourself in his place. Maka was his hope of rescueing his family and recovering his home, there was nothing in Tianna for him, don't you fucking say you wouldn't do the same.>>38659834>Just me and him and Ocean Father.
>>38659834>>I should call someone else. (who?)Amata. It's her nation, after all
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>38659834>Just me and him and Ocean Father.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>38659834>Just me and him and Ocean Father.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>38659834>>Just me and him and Ocean Father.
>>38659904>Maka was his hope of rescueing his family and recovering his home,She still is. >there was nothing in Tianna for himExcept his sister, allies who can help him and a lot of people who could die very soon without help>don't you fucking say you wouldn't do the same.No, I wouldn't prevent my sibling to use a valuable asset just because I want a sweet ride for my booty call, especially when I could help her saving people's lives.
>>38659834>Just me and him and Ocean Father.I hope he dies at sea or gets eaten by a Lunar
>>38660022>Except his sisterHe WAS trying to convince her to go back with him. He didn't know the specifics of the abyssal threat, that there would be an army of undead then; that's how he was persuaded to stay, even.After Tia returned to Tianna, and the Tyrant's army began moving away, anyone could come to the conclusion that there would be no more war.
>>38659856(sure)You knock and enter Mikahil's room. Rather cramped, all books and ledgers, and a vast assortment of what you can only imagine being souvenirs of some kinds. A cavalry saber, a half-burned naval dress uniform, a tribal mask, a dried and preserved flower in a picture frame...It's always hard to tell when your Eclipse is actually tired or sleep-deprived. His face looks like that naturally, so it's a very hard call to make. Still, he seems reasonably awake, even though he was lying in bed as you entered.Fully clothed, too."Taking a nap?""We don't all have endurance-increasing Charms." He yawns. "And don't think I haven't tried."You hold up the sea-gem. "I've got the pearl."He picks up, from his room's desk, a small clay pitcher full. "And I've got the saltwater.""You ready?" as soon as he nods, you drop the pearl in the water.It instantly vanishes, like it turned transparent all of sudden, or actually dissolved.Suddenly, humidity increases. Temperature drops. The room fills with fog. Mikahil lets out a groan of realization. "Aw. All my books are gonna get drenched, aren't they?"From out of the pitcher, a jet of water erupts, washing on the floor and forming the shape of Ocean Father. Even though he's much smaller than how he appears at sea, he's still taller than you."My greetings, Maka." The god says. "I respond to your summons.""Greetings." You reply. "This is Mikahil, my circlemate.""I know him." He replies, nodding at him. "How's it going, ol'chap.""The cows are on the green and the dice are loaded, as usual."The two bump their fists and then perform an odd, elaborate handshake.To your mute confusion, Mikahil just shrugs in reply. "It's a long story." He turns back to Ocean Father. "Sorry for not dropping by when Maka called you while we were returning from the Black Atoll.""It's okay." The god nods. "Driving a ship is a hard job.""No thanks to you."They both giggle.(cont.)
>>38660450How long has Mik been around?
>>38660450>(sure)I'll give him a few days since if it works we'll get another Lunar to help, but we can ask to drag him back if it doesn't seem like he'll be here in time.
You cough. "...Alright, we had something to talk about.""Right." Ocean Father coughs as well. "My apologies." His way of speaking goes back to normal."You said that there was something you were looking for, and that you'd form an alliance with us if we swore a sanctified Oath to find it and return it to you, but you didn't want to tell us what it is.""Yes." He nods gravely."You never told me either." Mikahil adds, sounding almost hurt. "I didn't. It's an extremely private matter. One I'm not comfortable discussing with anyone outside the most powerful oath of secrecy.""Sounds interesting." The eclipse flashes you a grin, and you nod in response.>We will do out best to seek and return this item to you as soon as this crisis is over.>We will turn this item to you if we ever come in its possession, as well as any information on it.>We need to know what this item is first. Let's swear an oath of secrecy then.>(other?)
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38660572>>We need to know what this item is first. Let's swear an oath of secrecy then.
>>38660572>We need to know what this item is first. Let's swear an oath of secrecy then.Let's start with that. We'll keep it secret even if we end up refusing.
>>38660572>We need to know what this item is first. Let's swear an oath of secrecy then.
>>38660572>We will turn this item to you if we ever come in its possession, as well as any information on it.
>>38660572>>We need to know what this item is first. Let's swear an oath of secrecy then.We don't need absolute specifics, but we need to know if you're going if this is going to cause us to break any oaths or if it'll put us in a hard place.
>>38660572>>We need to know what this item is first. Let's swear an oath of secrecy then.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>38660572>We need to know what this item is first. Let's swear an oath of secrecy then.
>>38660572>We will do out best to seek and return this item to you as soon as this crisis is over.No going back.
>>38660572>We need to know what this item is first. Let's swear an oath of secrecy then.It's entirely possible he could say "The Titan", or something similar.
>>38660763It's probably the knife that can kill himOr a womanOr a man
>>38660763Isn't there a canon artifact he had to throw away after the Usurpation?
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>38660572>Let's swear the oath of secrecy
"We need to know what this item is first. Let's swear an oath of secrecy then. Mikahil?""With pleasure. Will you word it, Ocean?"The god clears his throat. "You are not to reveal any detail of this item to anyone, including the fact that it exists at all. Not just in speech, but in writing, drawing, or any way of communication. You are not to seek this item except for the purpose, should you accept my offer, to return it to me. If you come into possession of this item, you will not transfer to anyone else, nor do anything with it that is not returning it to me."You wince. Those are... extremely paranoid conditions. Does the God of something as huge as the Western Ocean really have that big of a weakness?>I swear.>No, wait. (offer a re-wording) (s+t)
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>38660946>No, wait. (offer a re-wording) (s+t)Reword it in such a way that the Titan wouldn't be covered. "Unless it's something Maka owns" or something to that effect. A 'no stealing from me' clause.
>>38660946>No, wait. (offer a re-wording) (s+t)If we swear like that, it means Maka and Mikahil have to personally search for and find the item without using any other help. That would make searching pretty difficult. Make a clause that let's us tell others about the item if we also bind them to secrecy.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38660946>(s+t)Shouldn't that be S+E for rules-lawyering? Same pool size either way, just curious.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>38660946>I swear.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38661039dice
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>38660946
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>38660946>No, wait. (offer a re-wording) (s+t)Change it so that this oath does not apply to any of our current assets which may endanger creation like Titan.Activate MRP
>>38660946>I swearDon't talk about it, don't give it to anyone else.A bit harsh, but we can still turn it down if it ends up being something we can't give away and if I remember right we did plan to go in an adventure with Mik after we were done with the Death lord
>>38661063Lore, Occult and Investigate all fall under Twilight.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>38661158I figured it would be Bureaucracy - the skill for making contracts, deals, lawyering, and other such things. Or maybe even Socialize. Like I said, it ain't no thang, since the pool is the same size either way, it just seemed like rewording contracts was obviously under Eclipse's domain.
>>38660946>>No, wait. (offer a re-wording) (s+t)These conditions will not apply if the item in question is in part or in full an intelligent being (covers us from icky slave business, and potentially more importantly the titan since dancing smoke is part of that)
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>38661293lel wrong dice field
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>38660946>no, waitIt can't be something that we already have and that is essential to our continued survivalI'm for activating the relevant charms
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38660946
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38660946>>I swear.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>38660946
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>38661492The fuck? I put the dice in the proper field.
[Social + Twilight = 1 3 7 3 8 8 6 = 3 succ.]"Wait. I have a few questions first." You point out."Oh?" He doesn't seem happy about being interrupted, but he lets you continue."...First of all: is this item a dangerous weapon? Something that could bring harm to Creation?" You're suddenly worried that he's talking about the Titan."It's merely a personal matter." He points out. "The item is not any more dangerous than any Daiklave. But I desire it beyond anything else, for a purely personal reason. I will include this statement in the Oath as an assurance.""And... it's an item, right? Not part of a living creature. You're not asking me to get someone's heart, or-""No, heavens no.""What if this item is something I already own? Or something I desperately need as well.""Then this Oath will force you to give it to me.""You could name anything then!" You protest. He groans. "I am not doing this because I wish to steal from you, Maka. I am no thief. But I must have this item no matter what. In exchange for you turning it over to me, or even helping with its retrieval, you will have me as an ally. Is there any one item you own which you believe would be more valuable than my eternal gratitude and debt?">Alright. I swear.>No, no deal.>(further conditions?)
>1, 3, 7, 3, 8, 8, 6 =3 successesSeems Maka's only chance in business deals is to conduct them in the bedroom.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>38661531>Alright. I swear.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>38661560Three successes is good.
>>38661531>>Alright. I swear.Yeah alright, he says it's not it's not dangerous and he's telling the truth then it's not the Titan.That's really the only things we have that we don't want him to have.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>38660946Actualy, changing >>38661327 for just saying "not anything that endanger Creation"
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>38661531>>Alright. I swear.
>>38661531>Alright. I swear.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>38661592>Alright, I swear.>>38661597Too slow.
You know, I'm a little excited for an off-island adventure.We've been on Tianna since the beginning, seeing other places sounds kind of fun.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>38661531>Invite him for further negotiations. In bed.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>38661531>>Alright. I swear.
>>38661531Let's have nice talk with Mik after this, if he's not tired at least. I have a few questions for him
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>38661531>You are right, Ocean Father. Please forgive me>I swearIt doesn't hurt to be extra polite
>>38661531>(further conditions?)If he ever turns against us, we will no longer be bound by this contract.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>38661852That'll be taken care of in his Oath of alliance to us.
"Alright, I swear."Mikahil takes both of your hands in his, and a flash of light emerges from the glow of his anima. Characters in the ancient writing of the Old Realm appear one after another, impressed in gold light in mid-air. You can't read them, but you know what they're saying, and you understand their binding oath. You are truly sworn to silence now.Ocean Father sighs, like a giant weight has just been lifted off his shoulders. "...The item is Black Depths Foretold."You arc an eyebrow. "What is it?""It's an ancient knife made from black jade.... or, rather than a knife, it's more like a shard or splinter, half of it wrapped in cloth, raw and sharp.""...Why would a god as powerful as you fear such a weapon?""Because that weapon will be my death."He said it with such certainly, such confidence, that both you and Mikahil are taken aback."...Ocean Father?" He asks."It's a preordained fact. My doom has been sealed long ago, and that blade is the one that will slay me." He informs you, sounding like he's talking about the weather."...Isn't this going to be a self-fulfilling prophecy? Since you know of this knife, you seek it, and therefore will inevitably come in contact with it?" The Eclipse tries to suggest."In my place", Ocean Father replies to him, "what would you do? Just ignore the prophecy and hope nothing bad happens? Or try and fight it with all your might?"Mikahil sits down. "...I'd do the same thing you're doing, probably.""Can you dispel this... curse, or phophecy, or whatever it is, by coming in possession of the knife? Or destroying it?"(cont.)
"I don't know." He admits. "I just know that I intend to do everything I can to make sure it cannot be used against me." He points at you. "This is the second part of the Oath, Maka. Swear that you will search for it and, if found, turn it over to me, and I will aid you against the Silver Prince. Find even a rumor on its location, and I shall reward you with a ransom fitting for a Princess of the Earth. Uncover it and put it in no condition to harm me, and I shall be your loyal servant for one hundred years.">I swear.>No deal.>I have conditions. (what?)
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>38662016>>>I swear.
Quick question about the Oath thing. Can they be broken, or is the person in question absolutely forced to uphold it until the conditions are fulfilled and whatnot? Are there variants that do force the parties involved to uphold it without any option to break it?Just wondering so I can fuel my paranoia.
>>38662016>I have conditions "I want to find some way to nullify its threat to you in any way I can, if you would allow me to make that revision."inb4 the knife being useless is what kills him when he can't defend himself using it
>>38662016>I swear.>>38662055Only Infernals can break this oath
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>38662055They can be broken freely.But if you break them, then they cause a certain number of future rolls to automatically botch at the worst possible moment, no matter what charms or powers were used on that roll.So, if we reneg, get ready to be sabotaged by fate and reality itself at the worst possible moment until the oathbreaker's curse runs dry.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>38662055Any oath that is sanctified by an eclipse CAN be broken. It's just really really unwise to do so. If you break an Oath sworn by an Eclipse solar then you will be plagued with all sorts of catastrophes.
>>38662055They can be broken at anytime, but bad stuff happens. Namely Automatic botches, which are basically crit fails, at the most inconvenient times a number of times equal to Mikahil's Essence
>>38662082>>38662101Wait, so which one is it? I don't mean consequence-free, I mean just in general, can you break it (even if there's consequences for doing so)?
>>38662016>I SwearAlthough we should offer to destroy the knife, if possible.
>>38660946> nor do anything with it with it that is not returning it to me.Heh the oath allows us to return the knife to him...via his back.
>>38662144Oh, I meant Infernals can undo the oath and replace it. The oath doesn't actually FORCE you to obey it, but it punishes you very hard.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38662144>can you break it (even if there's consequences for doing so)?Yes. Freely. You just have to suffer the consequence.Infernals let you get out of it consequence-free.
>>38662016>one hundred yearsIt's a great offer and all, but that's kind of chump change for a Celestial Exalt.
>>38662121>>38662122Ah. I'm trying to figure out what kind of oath is binding Amata to secrecy about the Titan, as my Exalted-fu isn't perfect and I want to know if there's the possibility of her being forced to backstab us at the worst possible opportunity, or if she can opt out by consequences.Basically, how many Oath types are there and how many can actually force the parties involved to undertake the actions sworn?
>>38662202Lots of magical things, but Amata wasn't under an Eclipse Oath, if she was she already broke it.Eclipse Oaths don't follow just the letter of the wording, but the spirit of it.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>38662202A capital 'O' Oath is an Eclipse's Oath, and it can be freely broken, but suffered.It's hard to get anything else resembling an oath to actually stick to an exalt. You can force binding oaths out of Faeries by having them swear on their Graces (which humans/exalts don't have), and demons are bound by the Conditions of Surrender, which Amata was invoking earlier to bind that demon.Basically, whatever Oath she made, it was probably to an Eclipse, or something like it.
>>38662202>Basically, how many Oath types are there and how many can actually force the parties involved to undertake the actions sworn?Hard to tell. Maka certainly doesn't know.Mikahil's oath can be broken, but whoever does so is punished by heaven, generally with a turn of terrible luck that causes some sort of dramatic, sometimes ironic fate. In game terms, some rolls, at the discretion of the game master, just end up being botches regardless of rolls, successes and charns.Also, Infernals don't exist in this Quest, so don't concern yourselves with them.
>>38662016Perhaps ask for a permanent Alliance instead of this temp loyal servant stuff
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38662311This is just the beginning of our future alliance with Ocean Father. We can't expect him to swear service in perpetuity just yet.
>>38662186Just because we live for longer doesn't mean one hundred years is anything to sneeze at.
>>38662311Take the hundred years, were a social solar, in that time well have made him want to ally himself with us of his own will.
>>38662286Exaltedfag, I love your quest to death, I really do, but your vagueness has doomed me to paranoia for the remainder of this mystery remaining unsolved.Now I'm going to have to get my hands on some Exalted books and research Sidereal stuff to make sure they don't get any of those. Since that's the only possible grouping I can think of that would even know about the Titan as-is and by proxy the only other group that could swear Amata into secrecy.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>38662016>I swear.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38662016>>I swear."If we can reliably dispel the curse, will you consider our oath fulfilled?"
>>38662016>I Swear"If we destroy the knife, will you consider our oaths fulfilled?"
>>38662016>Uncover it and put it in no condition to harm me,This being in the oath means that it's okay (both by the letter and the spirit) for us to destroy it rather than bringing it to him, if we see fit.>I swear.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>38662016>>I swear.Freakin' prophecies.
>>38662414Tried the image at work, it ain't too bad. Helps cut down from taking too many.
>>38662414Sorry for that, but I really don't like giving you the players definite information that Maka doesn't know herself. Keep in mind that I'm reserving the rights to ignore, change and/or overturn anything from the core game too, so reading the books would help you only up to a certain point. A good GM always keeps some aces up his sleeves.
"I swear." You proclaim.You're surprised that Ocean Father actually leans down and embraces you both. His skin is wet and feels like a stiff, slippery sponge, but there is some unexpected warmth in his touch."Thank you." He says.[Session end]Base: +2 XPThe Oath: +1 XP
>>38662660YOU'RE JUST MAKING IT WORSE BY SAYING THINGS LIKE THAT.PLEASE.
>>38662702Thanks for the extra thread today, EF! This was a rare treat!
>>38662702Nah don't worry about if Ocean PopsThanks for the thread EF, both of them.
>>38662702>The Oath>Not Milian and Regis: The Banging
>>38662791We need to go tease them about it first.
>>38662702Yeah, I want to sleep with him.
>>38662791Don't worry, I'm sure they will be more curious to do it with Maka after trying it by themselves.
>>38662702Are we going to get to see our new SHS tree?
I swear, Mikahil's scenes are my favourite ones in this quest. We don't interact with our first Solar buddy nearly enough.
>>38662708Kamen Rider W was such a good show. I miss it.11 XP, but, you know, since the new system is almost done, i'll wait until it's complete (should be in 1-2 threads tops) for charms.Skills and stats are up for grabs as normal.
>>38662854We do have a few adventures planned with him later, not including this one we just got.
>>38662832Hopefully. Maybe Regis will be less indifferent to Maka's antics now, I always love the reactions she (used to) get.
>>38661971The Silver Prince has Black Depths Foretold, doesn't he?
>>38662913Double was my first and so far favorite Rider.No problem then, let's bank our XP until then.
>>38662913Someone posted that Kara's art, unless that went to something else in which case never mind
>>38662913I want to get all our abilities to want to bump our Night and Eclipse to 3
>>38663073Ignore the first half of that sentence, I started typing one thing and then forgot to delete it.
Biggest problems we've had in fights are from characters with substantially higher dice pools than us (eg Deled Peleps). We should up our dawn and physical to address that. (+ it lets us bump up Regis, Millian and Pyre to higher levels too)
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>38663158Eh. I'd prefer to see what we've unlocked with Fists of Iron first. Then we can bump up Dawn and Physical as needed.
>>38663093>>38663158If we're gonna upgrade an ability to 3 it should be Twilight so we can get the other training charm
>>38663158Nah, we need horizon-to-horizon performance
>>38663218A fine point, good anon.
>>38663263You mean Rose Lipped Seduction Style.
>>38663193In with this, let's wait and see what we can get after we see our new charms.
Is the other training charm going to be of help when we are trying to max combat stats for a major battle?
>>38663218Yeah, I'm good with that.>>38663348The Twilight training charm is for training noncombat stats
I don't mind more social stuff, but I really want to wait for us to deal with the Prince.Until then I want to focus on combat charms
>>38663389So in other words, while the twilight training charm would be very good to eventually get, we should really defer it till after the massive battle.
>>38662913Have any of our current charms changed much in the new system?
So, what things will Pearl's tower have? At least one pleasure room per floor?
>>38662702eh, he's still a corrput asshole that had to be bribed into doing his job and I don't like him.
>>38663483Of course. Pleasure rooms, free for use to the cult's members. Anyone else has to pay a fee.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>38663498No, he's a mildly corrupt friendly dude who had to be bribed into favoritism instead of doing his job. His job is NOT to oppose the Silver Prince, it's to neutrally regulate the Western Seas and provide travel and food to the things who ply its waves. If this level of extremely mild, friendly corruption bothers you, I'm sure you fucking detested Dancing Smoke, at least, what with her actively asking for human sacrifices.
>>38663537>>38663483Why would you build Maka's room everywhere?
>>38663498Amata? I thought you were doing sorcery with Zaan?
>>38663766Can't wait to see
>>38663483I can only think of recreational stuff. I do like the idea of harem/pleasure rooms for the cult. Dance/Prayer schools, maybe.
Gee whiz, four threads in four days. Thanks, EF.