Being a queen is easy, but being a PROPER queen is difficult.You've spent two entire days and nights sitting in a desolately unfurnished hall of the not-yet-Manse of Pearl, your throne an improvised stack of wooden crates and boxes mercifully concealed by a crimson cloth sheet. Listening to grievances, addressing problems, organizing work turns, appeasing the unsatisfied, judging crimes and troubles, offering your interpretation of the law, and trying to get everyone to overwork themselves in the most efficient way possible to get this fortress finished before the armies of the dead put it to the test.But, on the plus side, your presence and inspiration have brought a vast boost in productivity to the construction effort. You're sure that the fact that Tia is helping out with the heavy lifting has helped quite a bit as well.As the last case (a representative from a laborer's guild who had come to renegotiate work hours) walks out of the room satisfied, you slouch on your uncomfortable "throne" with a deep sigh.Just because you can work for days with no rest, sleep or food, it doesn't mean you enjoy it. But at least that takes care of all the problems and holdups that slowed down work here.You pick up the sheaf of papers containing the notes and messages you tasked your few scribes and assistants on collecting, and tiredly go over them, now that you have time. The beginning of Pearl's bureaucracy, you guess. A rather unceremonious birth, but then, most are.As far as the construction is concerned, you don't need to be a civil engineer to understand that, with the speed the work is going right now, it will take at the very least a month, instead of the... scarce four days you have left. But fortunately you still have cards to play.Time to take exact stock of the situation.
Amata is back in Tianna, together with Zaan and Valeriana, taking advantage of the castle's sorcery room to summon demons who could help you as workforce. Well, Valeriana's role in all this is to try and learn sorcery so she can be of help as well, but you don't know how well that's going. If she can't do it fast enough, you might have to ask her to give up and return here to Pearl in her capacity as your lead engineer.That sounds like a brutal thing to say.On the other hand, unbeknownst to the others, some of Amata's demons will stay in Tianna to comb the Titan's ruins searching for anything useful. In all this, Starfall said she knew someone who had a special talent with directing and organizing demons, and went to search for this person. You haven't heard from her since. You wonder how that went.You guess that, once the demons will be on their way, Amata will take care of Dancing Smoke's memory problem. You decided that restoring the memory - and the hidden powers - of the volcano goddess is a risk worth taking, in your current situation. Mikahil should be heading here to Pearl as long as he's finished with his business in Tianna, which should be any moment now. Having him here to organize the work and take your place as judge would really take a load off you. Besides, he's certainly more knowledgeable than you in matters of Tiannan law. Heck, maybe even in Gem law.You flip through the papers. Talon is out in the wilderness with his tribesmen. Expert hunters and gatherers, they're the main source of food for your population here. Fields have been sown and farms set up, but until the first harvest next year, you'll be dependent on them, fishing, and supplies from Tianna. You're a bit worried about completely depleting the island's flora and fauna - it's a small ecosystem, after all. But you can worry about that later.(cont.)
Holy fuck, yes.
There are some reports from your spy network, even though you feel silly to think of it as such. It's mostly Zareen and a handful of people from Tianna's underbelly whom she beat up and forced to work for her. Apart from the usual sightings of Soaring Crimson Phoenix here and there, the situation seems peaceful.Speaking of Phoenix... Tyrant of the Doomsday Machine's airship landed north of Pearl yesterday. You should probably prod her to provide the assistance she promised.You still feel uneasy working with a Deathlord... even if she IS you in some twisted sort of way You try not to think about it too much.Finally - as you turn the last page of notes and reminders - there's the two local powers around Pearl. Yaraon, the god of the plains... and Silk, who should still be in the Wyldland just beyond the river.Yaraon technically is the god of this area, and Pearl falls under his domain - unless it will develop its own god, you're not sure how that works. But you should probably see him sooner or later.And Silk... the Manse's design, by Valeriana, includes a special room designed to contain high-density Wyld harmlessly, but she did leave some notes on her projects and drawings about "needing Silk's help" for doing that. You're not sure how that procedure might work either, but it's been a while since you've seen Silk, and you do rather like the idea of being able to keep her in your Manse.With a groan, you drop the mas of papers on your "throne"'s arm-rest, and nearly topple down the pile of boxes as a result. Standing up from the makeshift seat, you stretch a bit and crack your neck left and right, tired from your two full days of sitting on that damn thing.Time to go from work to more work. You swear to the gods, once this is done you want a month of nothing but sleeping, eating, and banging Tia and Amata together. And maybe someone else, alright.But, for now...
>>39686724>Heck, maybe even in Gem law.Heh, Maka is a true Queen.
>Message to Amata back at Tianna (saying what?)>Message to Valeriana back at Tianna, tell her to drop her Sorcery studies for now and head to Pearl on the double.>Ask Zareen to locate Radiant Starfall.>Message to the Tyrant (saying what?)>Go and visit the Tyrant personally.>Go out into Yaraon's plains and contact him.>Cross the river and go and visit Silk.>(Other?)
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>39686753>Cross the river and go and visit Silk.
>>39686753>>Go out into Yaraon's plains and contact him.Asj him about his child to come.
>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/ExaltedfagNew System Info: http://pastebin.com/pvAZpsJ6Characters info (player-made): http://pastebin.com/7cnYjY7J
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>39686746Lets go with 22 today, since we're being Queenly>>39686753>Cross the river and go and visit Silk.
>>39686753>>Cross the river and go and visit Silk.Let's go talk to Silk and then hit up Yaraon on the way back.Nice to have you back EF, I'm not sure if you saw it but someone compiled the quest into a set of pdfs last threadhttps://www.dropbox.com/s/1kcwiwseyoqekja/Exalted%20Quest%201-70%20%5Bpdf%5D.rar?dl=0
>>39686768The queenly duties have finished now. It's time for Exalted interaction, so even nude will do.
>>39686753>Cross the river and go visit Silk.
Where are the little servants? Staying in Tianna or helping Maka?
>>39686768I'm alright with 22
>>39686802They've arrived in Pearl with you recently.
>>39686805>>3968676825 is far better than 22
>>39686813We'll put them all on eventually don't worry.>>39686810Hey EF the charm list has Fists of Iron costing 1s, is that a mistake?
>>39686813Actually, yeah. Agreed, I'll go with 25.
>>39686813>>39686837I'd be fine with 25 too.The only outfit on our list I don't like is 18.
>>39686746>Cross the river and go and visit Silk.
>>39686851Honestly not a huge fan of it either, but I suppose we can use to for like sneaking around if we ever need to
>>3968685118 is somewhat plain but I can't say I dislike it.Honestly, I want an Infinite Resplendence Amulet for clothing anyway, the charm one was kind of a stupid idea./spoiler]
>>39686864Eh, but Maka is already dark skinned. She doesn't need clothes to sneak in the dark.Jokes aside, 18 is at least sexy and looks better than a couple of other outfits. Like 11.
>>39686867>wanting to commit essence on an artifact when there is a charm that does almost the same thing for freeEssence cost aside, even if the amulet were to offer an infinite wardrobe, do you have any idea of how much of a mess it would be?
>>39686886>Jokes aside, 18 is at least sexy and looks better than a couple of other outfits. Like 11.I can't say I agree, I like the form fitting layered aesthetics of 11 way more than I do 18, it's just too plain for me too like.
>>39686834Yes, sorry. Should be (1C). Just a typo, will fix.
>>39686922But 11 is so ugly. There are better looking form fitting dresses out there, 11 is just so ugly and boring.
>>39686906Infinite Resplendence Amulet in 2e gives soak, +4 Appearance AND an infinite wardrobe of light clothing. It's more than worth an attunement.
>>39686941In 2e. How will it work in EQ instead?
>>39686941It also costs background points. 4 dots for having both soak and appearance bonuses, since the soak comes from the moonsilver amulet and the appearance from the orichalcum amulet.
>>39686970I don't know. Looking at our gauntlets and boots it'd probably add a +1 to Social and net us a minor bonus to soak?>>39686981>since the soak comes from the moonsilver amuletNo mate. 1L/1B simply from it base, which also doesn't count as armor.
>>39686926Does Fists of Iron (1C) and our orichalcum gauntlets/boots stack or not?
>>39687026It doesn't, it replaces them because it counts as equipment, not charm. but the (2B) effect does stack, because it does count as charm.Once you're done stretching your limbs back to life, you summon a nice outfit and leave the "throne room". The Manse right now is, mostly, a chaotic mess of noise and stuff scattered around. Boxes fulls of nails, beams of wood, clay bricks and marble blocks, papers, designs and blueprints, all over the place. The layout of the rooms and corridors still confuses the heck out of you, as, the way things are now, you don't have any idea of what anywhere is supposed to be.You know that there's a general design that everyone's following, and you hope that this will mean that an actual palace will rise out of this formless chaos one day.Of course, actual furniture and comforts will have to wait. All of your resources are focused on the structure for now.Walking out to a balcony (still unfinished, with no railing), you gaze northwards. The river cuts the countryside from east to west, flowing down from the central mountains. It feels weird to know that a lot of the things you're seeing don't have a name yet. All this is new land, wrestled out of the Wyld, and it didn't exist until just recently.And there, past the river, you see a block of thick, low-hanging fog, completely blotting a slice of the landscape out from view. Silk's abode.You've neglected your pet lately. You hope she'll understand.>Go there on your own>Bring Tia with you>Bring Regis with you>Bring Millian with you>Bring Zareen with you>(Other)(multiple answers allowed)
>>39687063>Go there on your own>Bring Tia with you
>>39687063>Bring Tia with you>Bring Regis with you>Bring Millian with youWe should introduce the servants to Silk. Millian hasn't met her yet.
>>39687063>Go there on your own>Bring Regis with you>Bring Millian with you
>>39687063>Bring Regis with you>Bring Millian with youTia should probably stay and help with the heavy lifting and stuff
>>39687063>Bring Regis with you>Bring Millian with youLet's tease them endlessly~
>>39687072>>39687090Uh, anon. You don't need the first choice for Maka to go to Silk. It conflicts with every other option as well.
>>39687063>>Bring Regis with you>>Bring Millian with youEveryone else is busy already and can't be relocated. Valeriana would enjoy Silk, but, again, busy.Wait, what about Pyre? Is she doing anything? If not, then>Bring Pyre Spark
>>39687063>Go there on your ownSome Maka only time will probably help her understand
>>39687106Yep, messed that up.>Go there on your own
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>39687163Forgot dice
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>39687063>Bring Regis with you>Bring Millian with youIt sounds like Tia's kinda crucial to the construction efforts here, so I'm kind of reluctant to bring her.
It's not so distant that you'd need to fly Tia there, you reason. It's literally within walking distance of Pearl. You guess that's why many workers are rather spooked by the idea of the Wyld being so close, no matter how many reassurances you gave them that it's all under control.Frankly you can't blame them.Glancing down from the balcony, you see a massive marble pillar hopping around at a fast jog, and you guess that must be Tia under it. She's quite busy herself, helping out the workers move heavy stuff around. Some of the people who came up to talk with you were still a bit scared by her, or rather, creeped out by her absurd strength (and probably lack of common sense), but things had gone mostly smoothly, fortunately.Well, except when someone called Tia while she was carrying a column and she turned around, hitting a wall with it and collapsing it over three guys. But that was an accident."Regis! Millain!" You turn and call for your servants. "We're going on a little trip!"Your butler emerges from behind a pile of cement bags stacked in a corner, covered in dust and dirt, one of the bags slung over his shoulder. "How little?" He coughs."Long enough to count as a small break from work." You reply with a smile."...I don't need a break." He replies, walking up to you. That bag is larger than him, and probably heavier. "I can work. Everyone else is working, and I'd feel bad-""It's still work. I'm going to visit Silk, and you'll come with me as my servants, of course." You explain. "It's as important as construction work."He doesn't seem too convinced, but he just nods. "Millian's in the kitchens, should I go and call her?""Please do." You nod, sending the little butler away.(cont.)
>>39687387Regis is so cute.
You idly consider if you should also ask Pyre Spark to come with you.You know she set up an improv temple near the worker's barracks, but right now no one has the time for proper worship, and neither you nor she hold it against them considering the circumstances.Still, she's working hard to keep morale and motivation high among the workers and inhabitants of Pearl....But, to be honest, you're not too sure how she'd take the... well, how she'd take Silk."So, we're going to see your pet Fae?" Still dressed in a chef's hat (a bit oversized for her), Millian walks up to you, followed by a Regis who looks like he took the chance to clean himself up a bit. "Why is this important now?"She asks."First of all, it's been a while since I last saw her. I feel like I've been a bad owner.""She's not a dog, you know." Your maid points out."I know, she's a fae, and that also means that she could be of help against the Silver Prince." You add.Millian shrugs, just accepting it. "Should I pack lunch?"Yep, even if you CAN stay days without eating or resting, it doesn't mean you LIKE doing that. "Please do. Anything you can prepare or gather up in half a hour or less, though. We're on a tight schedule.""Sure." She replies.Now, about your previous doubt...>Ask if Pyre Spark wants to come with you as well.>It's better if she stays in Pearl.
>>39687500>Ask if Pyre Spark wants to come with you as well.
>>39687500>It's better if she stays in Pearl.Good to see you EF
>>39687500>>It's better if she stays in Pearl.Keep her behind for now
>>39687500Damnit. Someone has to keep morale up. But it's Pyre and she is also a tiger warrior. Auuu...
>>39687500>It's better if she stays in Pearl.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>39687500>It's better if she stays in Pearl.
>>39687500>It's better if she stays in Pearl.F-for the greater good ;_;
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>39687500>Still dressed in a chef's hat (a bit oversized for her)We have the cutest servants>Ask if Pyre Spark wants to come with you as well.
>>39687500I wonder how Regis and Milly have come along now that they've been Kissed, they should have access to some Solar charms if I remember right
>>39687500>Its better if she stays in Pearl
You know, Yaraon once said we could make he god of our city awaken with a prayer. At that time we failed at doing that, but why don't we get the help of our cult for that after our visit?
>>39687857There were mentions to asking him if we could have his baby god to serve as the city's AI. We should investigate that possibility before trying to make a new city god.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>39687857>You know, Yaraon once said we could make he god of our city awaken with a prayer. At that time we failed at doing that, but why don't we get the help of our cult for that after our visit?Because the current plan is to crown Yaraon's child as our city's god.
>>39687879You know that our city god IS yaraons child?
>>39687888Not yet, I though. He's currently more ephemeral than that, god of the vague territory created by the retreat of the Wyld. Cities get their own gods, normally, distinct from the god of the region.
>Wyld is right next to probable battle groundI wonder if we can station some bait (maybe some of Tyrant's artillery pieces?) in the wyld to lure a detachment of enemy forces in there, then have Silk make things unpleasant for them.
It's probably best if she stays.It doesn't take long to get everything prepared. A change of clothes for Regis, a packed lunch from Millian, and a short walk and a boat trip later, you're about to enter the Wyld, or, as Pearl's citizens are now calling it (much to your amusement), the Danger Zone.The zone itself is different from what you remember. Gone is the dark, decaying swamp dotted with crumbling ruins, which was, frankly, quite a bit creepy. It seems Silk has reshaped the area while you were gone more to her own personal liking and style, and perhaps (or rather, likely) influenced by your strict orders to not do anything that could hurt or be harmful to mortals.So now it's a, well."Was this place always like this?" Millian wonders.No, no it wasn't.It does look pleasant, but the unnaturally vibrant colors, the humidity in the air high enough to make your breath turn into miniature clouds that drift away and sometimes start raining on their own, and the petals lazily floating in mid-air like someone tried to bring a picture to live without having any concept of "wind"... it all reminds you that you're in a very unnatural place.With all your bearings lost, you can't even begin to find the path that leads to Silk's palace.Fortunately, it seems like you don't have to. After a few minutes spent wandering in this bizarre place, the scenery parts, and a path made from solid water forms beneath your feet, splitting everything it runs across down the middle like a crack making its way through the world."I guess she noticed us." You just shrug, walking down it, trying to reassure the startled servants.(cont.)
(Sorry, i have to AFK a bit.)
I feel like the suspense here is tearing me apart
>>39688191We'll be waiting>>39688201I hope she isn't like super mad, we'll have to lewd her up if she is>implying we weren't going to anyway
>>39687387>>39687500So Milly and Regis didn't get cool golden eyes like Pyre did?
>>39688213>Angry sex begins>Millian and Regis start fearfullingly taking notes
>>39688242Nope. Pyra was special even as a mortal.
(Accidentally posted Pyre's pic in the last post)You want along the water path until, finally, you reach a lake from which a white castle rises, built in a circle.You haven't even taken the first step inside that Silk launches onto you from the far end of the corridor, hitting you like an enormous water balloon"WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN I THOUGHT YOU WERE GONE FOREVER I WAS SO LONELY" you hear her shouting, you you can't answer because you find yourself struggling to get free of her own body as she wraps you around it. Distorted through the transparent matter, you see Regis and Millian looking at you horrified.Finally, after a few terrible seconds, you manage to pull your head out of her. "Alright, SilkI Stay!"The mass of bluish goo covering you flows away and around, gathering in a clump in front of you, which slowly regains humanoid features. And then, like that, silk is sitting there, on her knees, looking up to you expectantly and with a small, satisfied smile on her face. "Good girl." You pat her head, taking care not to let her absorb bout again, but it seems she's solidified now. Millian facepalms."Do you need anything? Should I prepare anything? A bath? Dinner? Entertainment?" She eagerly asks.>A bath>Dinner>Entertainment>Ask her about the plans for the Manse>Ask her how she can help against the Prince>(other)
Hey guys, you realize we don't have Integrity-Protecting Prana active, right?Oh well. I guess I'm cool with whatever Silk wants to do to us.
>>39688281>Dinner>Ask her about the plans for the ManseWe brought lunch, but we can talk about stuff as we eat and then the lewds can happen
>>39688281>(other)Ask about how she has been since our last visit and any problems that have occurred before we go into business.1C IPP
>>39688281>A bathOh god, Silk, you're the best pet.
>>39688323We don't really need it, unless you're saying you don't trust her I guess.
>>39688323>>39688289It's Silk's Wyld, do we even need it anymore? She isn't hostile.
>>39688281I also want to ask about how's she been lately, we increased her power a while back using the background points we got, but we hadn't had the chance to see how that played out in the actual quest
>>39688340>>39688336Shes not oathbound and could possibly delay us in her wyld using her powers making us lose time to prepare our defenses. She might not mean harm, right now, but she may still negatively effect our plans.
>>39688415It's a good point.Could we just tell her to not do it?
>>39688415Silk is completely submissive to Maka. You are worrying for nothing.
>>39688433Maybe we should just tell her we're sorry but we only have a small amount of time, and that we'll come back soon
>>39688415>>39688430Silk is not hostile. We have Familier on our sheet representing Silk. Thus she by definition and narrative, is firmly on our side. I'd worry more about Mil and Regis getting changed by the Wyld by accident.
>>39688433Shes only not submissive only subservient. She only serves us due to that being apart of her current persona. >You convinced her to change persona, and her new persona is one subservient to you. She's doing this because she wants it, and because you've persuaded her that, by being subservient to you, she'll get what she wants: safety, entertainment, to satisfy her curiosity, to play around and to be lazy, and to express herself to her leisure without being bound to the whims or orders of other fae.
>>39688446Or bring her along since Valeriana wants to talk to her about stuff.>>39688463>I'd worry more about Mil and Regis getting changed by the Wyld by accident.Silk can protect against that kind of stuff, she was helping Tia that way when they were fighting Dorien
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>39688281>A bath>Ask her about the plans for the Manse
>>39688463Not necessarily. As I said before her actions may negatively effect us due to her nature. Just like how Tia may keep us in bed for a few days she could do the same with her powers. It negatively effects our plans especially when we are rushing all our projects along.As for Mil and Regis they should be fine due to Silk receiving us properly as guest and thus obtaining protection from any harmful effects from the Wyld.
>>39688463There is a difference between being hostile and accidentally hinder others
>>39688281>Entertainment>Ask her about the plans for the Manse>Ask her how she can help against the Princeask her if she needs anything
>>39688477I wouldn't mind them gaining some minor mutations, we're not for long here.
>>39688281>Ask about how she has been since our last visit and any problems that have occurred before we go into business.>Ask her about the plans for the Manse>Ask her how she can help against the PrinceAfter reflection, it's better to do this for now. We can relax once it's settled
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>39688634Seconding this, plus>A bathMight as well be comfy while we talk.
"A bath wouldn't be bad." You groan, realizing that you DO need to relax a bit, or you'll go crazy. "How were thing here while I was gone?""Nothing happened." She replies, seamlessly moving from "kneeling" to "standing" with an unnatural motion. "I just waited. Well, I guess I did play around a bit with the humans, but no one got hurt, so it's fine, right?"You stare at her for a few seconds and then decide that she's saying the truth, but you're still afraid to ask what exactly went on there. "...Did you see the Manse?""Haven't visited it yet." She replies, walking away from you, grabbing an invisible handle in a wall and pulling out of it, with the cracking noise of stone breaking, the largest bath tub you've ever seen, carved in white stone. "But it looks nice, I guess. It looks kind of... what's the word? When something that should be there is missing?""...Unfinished?" You wonder, staring at the bathtub as it fills itself up with water from apparently no visible source. "Yes, that." She nods. "Why is that?""...It's hard for humans outside of the Wyld to make things happen. It takes time." You try to explain."Are you planning on making Maka take a bath in a bathtub in the middle of a corridor?" Millian asks.Silk looks down the corridor, both ways, a bit confused, then turns to the maid: "What's a corridor?""I'll... It's all right, Silk. Don't worry about it." You cut in. "So, Valeriana said she had a way to make a room fit for you in the manse, but she left a note saying that it needs your help. Did you two ever discuss this?"The Fae looks like she's trying to remember something obscure and remote for a few seconds, but then she nods. "Oh. Ooooh! THAT. Alright. Yes. Sure."(cont.)
>>39688787I wonder if there was a way to use the city to harmlessly collect gossamer for Silk. IIRC even passive collection should give her more gossamer than the entire court used to have once the city gets large enough.
>>39688787Fae are weird
After a brief silence, which you spent banishing your clothes and slipping in the warm water "...explain?" You ask her."She designed a room with my geometry, so I can fit in there. Also, I can bring all of my stuff." She seems happy about that."All of your stuff?""I can take all this with me there!" She gestures around."...The castle we're in?" You wonder."Well, all the Wyld.""You can just remove it and move it INSIDE the Manse? It's nowhere big enough.""It'll fit." She sounds certain of it. "That way I can stay near you, and inside the Manse! So I can get a bit of Gossamer from there, plus there's a lot of humans around! It'll be fun."You soak in the bath water. "...Yes, but, Silk, remember.""I know. No hurting them. But when there are a lot of humans, I can eat a bit of dreams from them, right? Just a bit, they're not even going to notice if there's so many of them." She explains eagerly. "That way, I can be stronger! And if I'm stronger, I can help you more!"She licks her lips. Millian and Regis take a few nervous steps back.>What's going to happen to this place if you move the Wyld?>How soon can you move the Wyld? As soon as the room is ready, or do you need more time?>You can feed on the people of Pearl, but only the tiniest amount.>You can feed on the people of Pearl, but only as long as you don't hurt them.>You can feed on the people of Pearl freely within reason, just don't kill them or break their minds completely.>What could you do to help us right now the way you are?>What could you do to help us with more Gossamer?>(Other)
>>39688984>What's going to happen to this place if you move the Wyld?>How soon can you move the Wyld? As soon as the room is ready, or do you need more time?>You can feed on the people of Pearl, but only as long as you don't hurt them.>What could you do to help us with more Gossamer?There will be a lot of people, it shouldn't harm them in any way.
>>39688984>What could you do to help us right now the way you are?>How soon can you move the Wyld? As soon as the room is ready, or do you need more time?>You can feed on the people of Pearl, but only the tiniest amount for now.
>>39688984>What's going to happen to this place if you move the Wyld?>You can feed on the people of Pearl, but only the tiniest amount.>What could you do to help us with more Gossamer?
>>39688984>You can feed on the people of Pearl, but only the tiniest amount.
>>39688984>How soon can you move the Wyld? As soon as the room is ready, or do you need more time?>You can feed on the people of Pearl, but only the tiniest amount.>What could you do to help us right now the way you are?Maka reserves the right to change her mind later if she finds out bad things are happening though
>>39688984>You can feed on the people of Pearl, but only as long as you don't hurt them.>How soon can you move the Wyld? As soon as the room is ready, or do you need more time?We should also set up a system where we feed criminals to the Fey and she reshapes them into productive citizens, while hurting them enough so that they feel like they've atoned. Yep, she can be our Satan.
>>39688984>You can feed on the people of Pearl, but only as long as you don't hurt them.>How soon can you move the Wyld? As soon as the room is ready, or do you need more time?> Nobody else has their dice on.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>39688984>What's going to happen to this place if you move the Wyld?>You can feed on the people of Pearl, but only the tiniest amount.>What could you do to help us right now the way you are?I would say that we allow her to temporarily increase her feeding a bit only when there is a large festival but other than that she has to keep it down.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>39688984>You can feed on the people of Pearl, but only as long as you don't hurt them.>What could you do to help us with more Gossamer?>What could you do to help us right now the way you are?
>>39689030>We should also set up a system where we feed criminals to the Fey and she reshapes them into productive citizens, while hurting them enough so that they feel like they've atoned.I don't know, that's edging a bit to into First Age stuff for me to like
>>39688984>What's going to happen to this place if you move the Wyld?>How soon can you move the Wyld? As soon as the room is ready, or do you need more time?>You can feed on the people of Pearl, but only as long as you don't hurt them.>What could you do to help us right now the way you are?>What could you do to help us with more Gossamer?
>>39689052>I would say that we allow her to temporarily increase her feeding a bit only when there is a large festival but other than that she has to keep it down.If she does she would literally be eating everyone's excitement, I think that might leave for a pretty lackluster festival
>>39689060Rehabilitating them while allowing them to perform a valued community service? How is that terrible? Especially if we can make it so that the victim is involved in deciding what to do to them.
>>39689098We need to open up a monastic order that's all bhuddist-like where people who have suffered trauma go there specifically so she can eat their PTSD and whatnot.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>39688984>What's going to happen to this place if you move the Wyld?>You can feed on the people of Pearl, but only as long as you don't hurt them.>What could you do to help us with more Gossamer?
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>39688984>>You can feed on the people of Pearl, but only the tiniest amount. Also, we'll find you some willing volunteers. Wasn't there a plan to have people stay with Silk and in exchange for her feeding just a bit more aggressively on their emotions and dreams, they give to have lives of lavish luxury? And then maybe switch out for other volunteers to keep them from being exhausted/depleted (and build up Silk's rapport with Pearl)?
>>39689060It'll be fine, what's the worse that could happen?
>>39688984>You can feed, but only if it doesn't hurt them>What could you do the way you are right now>>39689030Yeah, no.Maka can change hardened criminals into choir boys by saying "I'm disappointed in you"
>>39688984>>You can feed on the people of Pearl, but only as long as you don't hurt them.
>>39689157Orphans, Anon, we're going to have a war and that means a lot of Orphans. We will tell them that she is their new mother, and in a decade or so we will have soulless murder machines that view us as their saviour and entire reason for existing.Orphans are a terribly underutilized resource after the wars are done.
Are we back at "roll for each post", or does EF still tell us when to roll?
>>39689181Oh, so your creepy ass mind control is okay, but my PRODUCTIVE rehabilitation using a combination of positive and negative stimuli is somehow wrong?Besides, Maka is going to be too busy to dick about with criminals. The President doesn't come down to press the button for, well, any executions at all as it turns out.
>>39689206Now this probably isn't a serious post but I still have to say it.Abso-fucking-lutely not
>>39689221Dude, fucked if I've ever known. Most of the time I just wait for this shit to be over and read it in the archives.
>>39689231I dislike yours personally because "criminal rehabilitation" is the modus operandi for like every evil government in movies ever, okay that was an exaggeration, but regardless it leaves a bad taste in my mouth to externally change someone like that.
>>39689221It's never a bad thing to roll.
Rolled 2 (1d11)>>39689314Well, the other option is executing them. Or you prefer to let criminals just run around being destructive to society?It's just the same as counselling, except more efficient. Sorry, bro, but cultures determine acceptable behaviour by consensus and ultimately conditioning happens whether magical or mundane.The reason it's used by "evil" governments is because you've been conditioned to view their political and social stances that way. To them, YOU would be the evil one. Oh, I guess Exile is also an option. Probably the worst one though, as you build up a group of disenfranchised people who are opposed to your way of life.
>>39689455I'm all for just executing them, like I said it just a personal taste thing, I'm not going to pretend my morals are absolute or anything, but we're playing Maka as a more or less unwritten book, what she feels about things are what we decide. Whether she's okay with rehabilitating people, or even things like slavery, or incestuous orgies are up to us to choose, Creation is a large place with room for all kinds of opinions, I was just stating mine here.
"Well... first of all, hands off Regis and Millian.""I didn't do anything." She replies cheerfully.You sigh. "You can feed on the people of Pearl, but on three conditions."Millian looks like she wants to complain, but she bites her tongue and waits."One, you must NOT hurt them. Physically, mentally, emotionally. And I know it can be difficult to judge, but, Two: I'll be the judge of that. So you better always err on the side of caution."She nods."Three, I expect you to be a productive citizen of Pearl as well. You'll have to help around. Put that Gossamer to good use.""Of course!" She replies."Do you need some extra Gossamer to move the Wyld to Pearl, by the way? Your room has just been finished, only waiting for you.""Some, just a bit." She smiles. "Though having more would make it better...""Better how?""Well..." She gazes out of a window. "You know how when Wyld retreats, it leaves new Creation, right?""Right." You wait for her to continue."If I use some Gossamer, I can decide what kind of Creation it leaves behind. Roughly. But I need more Gossamer than what I have now."Regis immediately sees the potential. "So it could be like, a mountain right there, next to the coast and in the middle of a plain? Or a lake?"She nods.That sounds interesting. "It could be an incredibly fertile garden to solve any food problem in the island. Or rich in ores and minerals. Or in gems. Or in wood, or marble, or other construction materials."She nods again. "But not all those together. Creation is too picky. And it must be "natural", I can't leave behind buildings or such.""What about demesnes?""I can't control them, that's something Creation does on its own." She shrugs, casually slipping into the bath tub with you. Her transparent body becomes invisible underwater, or maybe it outright disappears, so you see only her bluish head peeking out of the water surface.(cont.)
>Don't do it. I don't want you to harvest more Gossamer right now.>Don't do it. I want you to sue your Gossamer for something else. (what?)>Fertile.>Ores.>Gems.>Wood.>Marble.>Something else.>Get out of my bath.>(Other?)
>>39689561>Don't do it. I want you to sue your Gossamer for something else.>OresIIRC, ores are whwat the island lacks the most. Valeriana can probably build some farms/gardens for food production on Pearl'`s tower.
>>39689455So, literal mind control is now counseling, and being good at talking to people is creepy mind control, and there are no other possible actions than doing nothing, mind control, exile, or execution. OK.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>39689537Executing them just seems wasteful to me.
>>39689576>Marble.Woo, luxurious stone!
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>39689576>Marble.
>>39689561Quick question, does she not have enough to do this right now, it kind of sounds like she needs more or she can't do it.>>39689611I'm not arguing for efficiency here, I don't mind being wasteful if it leaves me feeling okay, me personally I mean
>>39689561>Fertile.>OresAny chance we can get moonsilver out of these mutually unexclusive options? oh and also>Slimy massage time!
>>39689600Nah, both of those things are mind control, just different ways of going about it, and it's been established already in previous threads that's not up for debate. What IS up for debate, is how far we choose to go with it.But hey, we should save this discussion for after the thread to not shit it up with mind control debates. And, hold onto that thought, because I'd like to know just what your plans for criminals are then after this is over.
>>39689643>Quick question, does she not have enough to do this right now, it kind of sounds like she needs more or she can't do it.She needs more.
>>39689658Dude, stop trying to mind control me with your completely non-magical words, you are way worse at it than Maka, it won't work.
>>39689598Yeah the Island does have a wood demesne for that, so ores seems good. marble... meh to wastefullOtherwise make the place so rich we'll trip over all the ores and minerals
>>39689576> Get in my lap, I'll wash your back.> Ores>>39689643Sometimes you have to put the good of the people ahead of what makes you, personally, feel good. Don't the victims deserve to be recompensed? And don't the criminals, damaged as they are, deserve a second chance to be productive citizens?
>>39689660I assume she would be getting it from the citizens of Pearl like we just finished talking about?>>39689576>>Don't do it. I don't want you to harvest more Gossamer right now.I honestly rather her use her Gossamer for preparing for the upcoming fight
>>39689687And I believe the good of the people isn't achieved by reshaping them into someone else's idea of good and productive citizens, we try our best to lead them down the right path of their own volition not by rewriting them into doing so.
>>39689576> Get in my lap, I'll wash your back.> Ores>Invite Millian and Regis to take a bath as well. They must be filthy from working.
>>39689760Sorry, anon, but it's absolutely impossible to change someone's mind about something without it being mind control, so that's just not possible.
>Invite Millian and Regis to take a bath as well. They must be filthy from working.
>>39689832You heard him, lads, everyone out!
>>39689832Sorry about that EF
>>39689832-2 XP nerf hammer?
>>39689660Where would she get it?
I imagine such discusions to stem from small aneurysms in makas brain when she thinks too hard about decissions
>>39689660Can she like lower one of her dots to get more Gossamer?
>>39689576>Ores.Find out how she can help with the fight if she stays here.
>>39689760>we try our best to lead them down the right path of their own volition not by rewriting them into doing so.With the threat of state sanctioned murder, imprisonment, or exile.
"I think what we need most right now is marble." You muse. "We're importing what we need for the Manse from the Denzik, but it's nowhere near what we'd need to complete the Manse. We had resigned to using clay brick walls within marble panels to make up for it, combined with the stone that can be mined from the quarries north of Tianna, which isn't very good but it's the only other construction-worthy stone on the island..."You see her eyes glazing over. Clearly she can't follow this sort of technical things."...but if we had a large source of high-quality marble near Pearl, that would speed up everything by a lot."Her frowns turns into a smile, glad to have found a way to help. "So I get to eat?""...Yes, you can eat. A bit. Remember the rules.""Don't hurt anyone, err on the side of caution. Don't worry." She smiles.Of course, she's sticking to those rules because she doesn't want to upset you, that's all. It's not like she understands that hurting people is wrong, merely that she has orders to not hurt anyone and she will follow them.With a Fae, that's as much as you're likely to get. Besides, it's her nature, so it's pointless to get mad about it.>Rest a bit in Silk's palace before going back to work. (maybe suggest something to do or to talk about?)>Leave for Pearl.>Leave for Yaraon's plains>(Other)(I have to AFK again, and I might be away for a few hours this time. If thread's still alive when i get back i'll continue, else I'll make a new thread ... provided that i don't end up returning TOO late.)
>>39690070Yeah yeah, I posted it before refreshing, chill out.
>>39690091> >Rest a bit in Silk's palace before going back to work. (maybe suggest something to do or to talk about?)Ask her how she feels about being closer to you in the manse, and offer to wash her back.
>>39690091>>Leave for Yaraon's plainsBye bye Silk, you're a mega scary and cute fae
>>39690091>(Other)>Go and visit the Tyrant
>>39690091>Leave for Pearl.We're needed there, if only for inspiring workers and being a PROPER queen
>>39690091>Rest a bit in Silk>Talk to Regis and Millian about their awakened essence.
>>39690093People still do that?
>>39690091>>Leave for Yaraon's plains
>>39690091>>Leave for Yaraon's plainsI'll second talking to Regis and Milly about their new essence though, maybe reassure them about Silk's whole eating thing>(Other)Shit also remind her to be discreet about her feeding on people, we don't want to cause a panic with everyone finding out that a Fae is feeding on people
>>39690091>It's not like she understands that hurting people is wrong, merely that she has orders to not hurt anyone and she will follow them.She's like a cat.
>>39690225>Cats follow ordersWow is this setting weird.
>>39690291...yeah, that's fair. She's a step up from a cat, then! A cat is:>It's not like she understands that hurting people is wrong, merely that she has orders to not hurt anyone and she will hurt them anyway.
>Rest a bit in Silk's palace before going back to work. (maybe suggest something to do or to talk about?)>Invite Millian and Regis to take a bath as well. They must be filthy from working.>Talk to Regis and Millian about their awakened essence.
>>39690291You can train cats, anon.
>>39690334You can try, but they'll take their own lessons from it
>>39686746I submit the motion to replace Outfit 11 with this.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>39690347Seconded.
>>39690347I support this.
>>39690343I've seen cats trained to cross tightropes on command for shows, among other things. You can train cats.
>>39690347We have like 4 outfits that look like that.
>>39690347It's kind of already like our number 10 isn't it?But other than that, no I like 11, I'll trade 18 though
>>39690402The thing is, ANYTHING looks better than #11.
>>39690425Let's swap it out for a meat dress, then
>>39690402>>39690403I consider it something of a travesty that we don't actually have something like the OP, 'standard' outfit. That portrait was the closest i had on hand.
>>39690347I like it but 11 is something we otherwise lack, 5 or 16 I would back.Losing 5 would be my preference.
>>39690425I get that you don't like it, but it got voted in by enough people, but I mean it's one out of 25 outfits, I don't like some of the ones chosen but I know enough people did that I won't complain about them.
How about a royal armor for combat?Yes, it is sfw, nothing is exposed.
>>39690480>dropping our dancer outfitsNigga, you crazy. And one of them is made by EF's favorite drawfag.
>>39690473We used Ragyou's dress back when we attended that party with Amata that was really similar to OP pic, enough that it got commented on in the quest
>>39690501I tried pitching that same thing a long time ago. Got shouted down. I expect your attempt to end the same way.
>>39690347I like 11.Would love to replace 18 with it thoigh
>>39690538>>39690473Someone actually did this for it
>>39690538Aye that's true. But it was a mundane outfit and not GLORIOUS SOLAR CRAFTSMANSHIP. Which makes it smalltime and unworthy.
>>39690587Obviously we want Val to remake it to Solar standards
>>39690514Dropping 1 of them for something similar but if that's a big NO how about 10, 13 or 15?I don't want us to lose any variety.
>>39690601The point is to have in replace one of the outfits stored in Elsewhere so it can be swapped out at anytime.
>>3969061310, maybe, but ther others are still varied enough. I'd rather drop 11 and 12. >>39690480>>39686922By the way, if you want something form fitting, then how about this one instead of 11? It hugs Maka's body quite nicely and looks good. It also looks to be less restrictive than 11's skirt, it can even be used for MA duels.It also comes with ease of access http://i.imgur.com/4MYLTPg.jpg
>>39690720>12I will fite you
>>3969072011 has an age of sail vibe we otherwise lack and if we change one we should probably revote them all.I don't like 14 and would love to replace it but someones voted for it and no ones posted anything better for what it is.
>>39690855#14 was used for the QUEEN moment. It's jewels are quite good looking and still Maka style.
>>3969085511 looks like an ugly secretary.
>>39690855>11 has an age of sail vibeNo, it doesn't. It's from Asura's Wrath, and it's shit.
>>39690893>>39690921>not liking Olgano u
>>39690875It's just a personal preference and as I said somebody voted it in and no ones posted anything better for that style so I live with what we have.>>39690893And yet somebody voted for it.>>39690921Small pic.
>>39690501Social combat, maybe.
>>39690091Hey EF, I know two equipment bonuses don't stack, but is it a one or the other kind of deal?Like if we had two separate things with similar bonuses could we take the best from each?
We need ASTSo we can make use of Tias giant bird form for tactical purposes
How about this one? It was approved by EF last thread, even got a bonus XP for it
>>39691505Maybe when we go evil empress one day. now... not so much
>>39686705I wonder if we could get Valeriana to upgrade our gloves and boots in a way to focus on giving us more parry, really take advantage of AiRS and really focus on a defensive-y build, not that we aren't already pretty good defense wise already.
>>39691884OR we get a pair of god-kicking boots and awaken their god to kick it!
If we're going to see Yaraon we should change clothes, how about number 20 since he's a land god.
Rolled 2 (1d10)test
QM is afk, post cheesecake (in regular 30 minutes intervals)
>>39692980Reserving the next post for my favorite treat
Illuminating the night for you
There is another exalted quest running right now, a lunar one. If anyone is interested, check it out >>39692551
>>39693687I'll wait to see if it lives to 10 threads first.I've been burned before.
>>39693863Best way to do that is helping keeping it alive
>>39693863There have been at least two lunar quests dying early recently
>>39694315They're fucking hot. I love it when they are part of a uniform. Specially one sexy like that.
Keep posting cheese cake guys! do not let this abbandoned thread die
He counts as cheesecake. Maka needs someone like this.
>>39694508It's mostly that they come with adorable little wings.
Heading back home. Soon.
>>39695072Cheesecake for the cheesecake QM.Have a soldier unit.
>>39695245Surely we can do better than that
Ok, back home. Before going on with the thread, just one note concerning clothes.You posted a lot of good ones, but i'm rather hesitant to change something that was decided by such a huge vote. One possible solution it comes to mind is to arrange for Maka to redo her entire magical wardrobe, with a new vote, after this story arc. That, I think, would be the only way to do it that could be fair to everyone. Anyone disagrees?*saves pictures*
>>39695317That sounds agreeable, actually.But changing 25 outfits again at once will be a mess I'd rather avoid. But still makes sense.
>>39695317I really like what we have now and don't feel the need to change any of it, but if other people want to I'll go along with it.
>>39695317I don't want to change everything (yet). Just one or two.Well. We can discuss this later.
>>39695317I'm fine with that.Also, apparently I didn't move my pictures after the last round of voting, so I have no idea what I have and haven't suggested, does anyone have that imagur album?
>>39695463The mega catalog Ef made? Check the archives.
>>39695463http://imgur.com/a/Qm11Q for the lazy
>>39695463>>39695517Found it.If anyone wants to check what has been suggested in the past to make sure they aren't posting duplicates here it ishttp://imgur.com/a/Qm11Q
>>39695576>>39695580A couple of those I'm kinda sad are outfit choices because it means they aren't going to be characters in the quest
>>39695775Wrong. EF has reserved the right to use the, as characters later.Pyre Spark was an outfit choice during the Marsh War arc. But we picked something else and then Pyre was born.
You spend a few hours leisurely relaxing in Silk's palace. After so much time you spent lately working, running around, skipping meals, not sleeping, in uncomfortable places... three hours in a magical reshapeable castle with a shapeshifting pet ready to attend to your every whim feels like heaven.After the bath, you eat Millian's food (not caring how weird it is to eat a boxed lunch in a lavish dinner room as is the one which Silk provides), and then enjoy Silk's massages and a brief nap, while your two servants also take the chance to rest for some time in squishy, comfortable water beds.But you can't stay here for too long. You have a lot of things to do and to take care about. With a monumental effort of willpower, you prepare to leave. Rousing the two servants, who are sleeping like rocks, proves to be harder than you expected, but eventually you manage to get them to pack up their few things and set off towards a new adventure....Is what you feel like saying, but it's not a long trip either. You just need to walk for half a hour inland, away from both the Manse and the Wyld, to beging to lose yourself in the ocean of fertile grassland that is the western plain of Tianna.You remember riding a wave of magma around here not too long ago, but the scenery seems to have recovered from that splendidly. The grass is already long and green, and the landscape filled with life. You're not quite in the heart of Yaraon's territory yet, but it's not long from here. "Would you rather be back at Silk's place to rest?" You ask Regis, catching him yawning. "Nonsense." He replies. "I'm your butler. You didn't Awaken my Essence and train me so hard to leave me lazing about, right?""About that." You wonder. "How's that working out? I guess Essence is different for everyone, right? How do you feel?"(cont.)
Millian mumbles something. "I'm not sure how to explain it. It's like a sense that I've always had, but only now I understand how to use.""Kind of like a blind man regaining sight?" You ask. That feels dramatic."Nothing that huge. It's not... not that big of a sense. More like... a feeling of warmth, or light, or pressure. And it's something on the inside, not so much on the outside." Regis notes, clenching a fist. You can see the dim pale yellow glow of a mote of Essence surging from within him and flowing into his hand, before disappearing.His description kind of matches your own sensation when you Exalted, though your had a lot more screaming and punching and explosions. "Found any ways to use that?" "I've been experimenting." "Same here." The two of them reply. "It's... fairly easy to use in straightforward ways, like to make you stronger or faster for a bit. You just let it bubble up and fill you. There are probably neater tricks to it, but I didn't have time to practice much lately." Regis adds.Despite Awakening them, you're not sure yourself what the extent of their powers is, or if the powers they're learning are similar or different from your own Charms. And, unfortunately Regis is right. Exploring these issues might require days of meditation and practice you don't have right now.Glancing around, you spot a small trail of smoke rising from the horizon, like from a chimney. But there shouldn't be anyone living here. Heading in that direction, you see a small, cozy prairie house rising from the distance, disproportionately fast compared to your own speed. A gut feeling tells you that that must be Yaraon's domain. >Sneak in (p+n)>Peek from a window (p+n)>Knock and wait>Open and enter>(other)
>>39696023>>Sneak in (p+n)
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>39696023>Peek from a window (p+n)
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>39696033Dice, doh.
>>39696023>Knock and waitDon't be rude now.How about we switch over to 20 for Yaraon.
>>39696084I'm fine with that.Rydia best FF girl
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>39696023>Sneak in (p+n)
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>39696023>Peek from a window (p+n)>>39696084Yeah, 20 is fine.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>39696023>Peek from a window (p+n)
>>39696023>Knock and waitOh shit, it's been a few days right?Have we been training them with TWTT?
>>39696163Didn't have the time for that, you've been busy 24/7 running the show up to now. Fortunately, now you got most of Pearl's boring bureaucratic/management problems resolved.
>>39696236We need a Makabot to do this kind of work so Maka can go out and play.
>>39696236We should probably do this before they go to sleep unless an opportunity presents itself soon.
>>39696287I'm telling you, Orichacum Caste Alchemical made in our image.
>>39696372I like this idea. But how can we get one...?
>>39696368>>39696383And they were pointless
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>39696023>>Sneak in (p+n)
You quickly change clothes, summoning a light, skimpy green outfit adorned with jewels, figuring that Yaraon might like the color....And you silently approach a window."...What are you-" Millian asks."Shhh." You reply, inching ever closer.[Physical + Night = 7 8 4 2 5 = 2 successes]You peek inside. It's a comfy, cozy house, but rather simple-looking, with nothing special. You see an oaken table with a crown of flowers laid on it, shelves full of jars of colorful jam, a well-equipped kitchen and a cheerfully warm fireplace.And then a door to another room opens and Yaraon peeks out of it and looks straight at you."...I wanted to check if you were home." You justify yourself instinctively."...This is my Sanctum, I'm the one who called you here." He replies with a groan.You glance at Millian, puzzled. She replies with a shrug. "Gods are weird.""Can we come in?" Regis wonders."I'll put up some tea." He gestures, walking out of the room. "Door's open. I wanted to talk to you about something important.">Thank you.>We're not stopping for that long.Combined with:>We need your help at Pearl.>What did you want to talk about?>(other?)
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>39696684>Thank you.>What did you want to talk about?
>>39696684>Thank you.>What did you want to talk about?
>>39696684>Thank you>How is the baby? >Does Dancing Smoke visit often?>Is she at least paying child support?
"Um. Thank you." You and your servants make way in his home. Is this a god's abode? It seems like a perfectly normal settler's house. Like a good place where to retire and live a peaceful life or something, but certainly not... magical or anything."Something weirds you out?" The god asks you, pouring some hot crimson-colored tea in three cups for you, Regis and Millian."Not really." You stop looking around so conspicuously. "Just that it's the first time visiting a Sanctum like this."He lifts an eyebrow, but says nothing, fetching a tray with some cookies."So what did you want to talk about?" You wonder.He puts the teapot down and looks at you with serious eyes. "...I think that Dancing Smoke might not be who we've always through.">Oh, we already figured that out. (explain in brief)>Oh, we already figured that out. (explain in full)>You don't say. (play dumb)>How did you find out?>(other?)
>>39697041>You don't say. (play dumb)Oh. Must be the baby, it might be developing differently than the expected. Let's see what hehas to say first.
>>39697041>Oh, we already figured that out. (explain in brief)
>>39697041>You don't say. (play dumb)Please, tell us more.
>>39697041>Oh, we already figured that out. (explain in full)
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>39697041>Oh, we already figured that out. (explain in brief)>How did you find out?
>>39697041>Oh, we already figured that out. (explain in brief)>How did you find out?We still don't want to fuck up our future wife's oath to keep this shit on a need-to-know.
>>39697041On the plus side, a god-baby from a the spirit of Directional Titan sounds like it'd feel right at home directing a Solar-aspected city manse.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>39697041>Oh, we already figured that out. (explain in brief)>How did you find out?
"Oh, yeah, I know. She's actually an ancient amnesiac deity who just convinced herself of being a volcano goddess." You reply, nonchalantly.He stares at you in amazement.You shrug. "Long story. How did you learn about that?"Recovering from surprise, he gives you a light smile. That's about when something small and shiny and jingling like a bell, or like a sack of coins, walks out of the door Yaraon left half-open.It's a small kid - he'd be about five or six, in human years, but it's clearly not human. Covered in golden jewelry and wearing a long skirt of stuffy white cloth, his dark red eyes have a fire inside them, like they're simple lenses giving off the light coming from a furnace inside his skull. He stops in the middle of the room and looks up to you. "Maka?" He asks. Or is it a she? You're not sure you can tell.You lift your eyes from the little good and meet Yaraon's."Long story." He shrugs and echoes your words.[Session end]
>>39697452Lets fuck it.
>>39697475C'mon, let's at least learn the kids name first.
+2 XP (base)You're at 22 XP. Lots of stuff you can do.Charms:FIVEFOLD BULWARK STANCE: (1C) +3d to your Defense pool for the scene.SHOCKWAVE FIST TECHNIQUE: (1B) An unarmed attack can be carried out at a range of [Phys+Dawn]x10 meters.ROUT-STEMMING GESTURE: (2B) one unit (that can perceive you or a signal from you) that is wavering, breaking or routing on the battlefield is immediately rallied.ROSE-LIPPED SEDUCTION STYLE (2B) Adds +3 to damage of social attacks performed via seduction. Stacks with Husband-Seducing Demon Dance.HORIZON-TO-HORIZON PERFORMANCE METHOD: (Perm.) Everyone witnessing you, even indirectly (paintings, statues, etc), is automatically targeted by an unaugmented social attack, up to once a month.ADAMANT SKIN TECHNIQUE: (2B) For one turn, you suffer zero damage from all attacks.OX-BODY TECHNIQUE: (Perm.) +2 Health Levels. Can be bought multiple times.FINAL RAY OF LIGHT (Special) Automatically activates when at 0 Health, and receiving a lethal coup de grace. Immediately restores you back to full Essence and full health. Can only be used once.BRILLIANT MANDALA COMPREHENSION: (1C) +3d to occult rolls for the scene (2B): +3d to one occult roll.WISE ARTISAN'S SKILL: (1C) +3d to crafting rolls for the scene (2B): +3d to one crafting roll.SHADOW ARTS: (1C) +3d to stealth rolls for the scene (2B): +3d to one stealth roll.CELESTIAL MIGHT: (1C) +3d to athletics rolls for the scene (2B): +3d to one athletics roll.MERCHANT'S WISDOM: (1C) +3d to bureaucracy rolls for the scene (2B): +3d to one bureaucracy roll.SHINING RULER'S BENEVOLENCE: (1C) +3d to politics rolls for the scene (2B): +3d to one politics roll.
>>39697452He is damn cute. Let's fuck him. Her. Their.
>>39697619>HORIZON-TO-HORIZON PERFORMANCE METHOHas my vote.
Why do we have so much xp? Were we saving for something?
Also one thing I'd like to decide together with you guys is how different people refer to Maka. Like how Pyre Spark calls you "Divine Maka", and most mortal extras who come across you call you "Lady Maka" and such.What do you think different NPCs should call you?
>>39697619Eclipse 3Old Realm as our new languageTwilight 3HORIZON-TO-HORIZON PERFORMANCE METHOD
>>39697452Before I forget, does Silks room contain provisions for letting her take her bethmoths, goblins airships outside without wrecking half the manse? Fae air is awesome after all.
>>39697649A lot of people turned in art either last thread or the one before, but since we were Karas we couldn't buy anything.
>>39697619>HORIZON-TO-HORIZON PERFORMANCE METHOD: (Perm.) Everyone witnessing you, even indirectly (paintings, statues, etc), is automatically targeted by an unaugmented social attack, up to once a month.We're going to be minting coins with our face on them soon, right? We fucking NEED this.
>>39697653>What do you think different NPCs should call you?Until we correct them in-character, whatever they're inclined to call us.
>>39697653Maka. Just Maka.
>>39697619>FIVEFOLD BULWARK STANCE: (1C) +3d to your Defense pool for the scene.More defense is always great for not dying, but no Lightning Speed today?I save XP for that next time
>>39697653Exalted Maka. Exalted is normally an adjective and a title, not a noun.
>>39697619I like this here >>39697655>>39697653I'm partial to "Divine Maka" myself
>>39697642>>39697655I think that should wait until after we finish this fight, we should be focusing on combat stuff for now
>>39697653I like both of those actually, well I like your majesty the best, but we aren't really Queen yet, but Divine Maka is my close second favorite.
>>39697660Once she actually develops them? Yes.Because Mad Solar Engineering.
>>39697660Definitely king for moving large groups of people fast. Also actually possible to build in a reasonable time frame. Or at least once you can build them quickly you'very already won.
>>39697653I like it when followers of UCS call us "Divine" MakaOther non-Exalted mortals should call us "Queen" or "Lady" Maka depending on their own rankOther Exalts can just call us Maka
>>39697818>depending on their own rankand preferences.I somehow forgot part of a sentence there.
>>39697653Divine Maka for the faithful, Queen/Majesty/Empress for non-believers, Ray of the Sun for coolness, Tits of Temptation and whatever sexual slur one can come up to describe Maka for when one gets horny.
Thread has ended, post your new art faggots.Here's Tia as a Kancolle to pair with the Abyssal Maka.
I don't remember if I posted this one before, please refresh my memory guys. Art done by toorops on request....welp, I think that's all I have for the SFW pics.
>>39698037I saw it in the PDFs along with the Regis and Milly pic, but I hasn't seen then before that.I don't this I had seen the deculture Regis/Milly ones either
Here is ana ccurate depction of how Tiger Training Warrior is done. http://i.imgur.com/mj9kiaJ.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/pQUsEv2.pngCan we have something special with the two?
>>39698105Yeah, that's my mistake. I forgot to post them in the thread before putting them in the pdfs. EF already knew of them, though.Also, the result of trining and kissing http://i.imgur.com/5aJwL7r.jpg
>>39697713I'll second that.I think I might be late though
>>39697619Would horizon to horizon performance method apply to an anti Maka political cartoon or pamphlet made by the immaculate order? Because that would be hilarious
>>39698370>Would horizon to horizon performance method apply to an anti Maka political cartoon or pamphlet made by the immaculate order?It should, yeah. In the same way that her being dragged before a crowd on the way to the guillotine would apply.
>>39698383So basically any attempt to badmouth us, which they are virtually certain to try all over the west, would backfire
>>39697475>fuck it>it's a five-year-old childpls no
>>39698452>childYou don't know how gods work, do you?
>>39698452>It's a small kid - he'd be about five or six, in human years, but it's clearly not human. >he'd be about five or six, in human years, but it's clearly not human. > in human years, but it's clearly not human. > human years, but it's not human. > human years, but not human. > human but not human.
>>39698432Not even that. Mikahil's getting ready to mint silver and gold coins with our face on them and then circulate them as far and wide as he can. Just think about that for a minute.
>>39698495Isn't it great?
>>39698517It's super great. We should print paper money too, at that rate. It doesn't even need to be worth a damn - the faster it circulates the better.
>>39697619>HORIZON-TO-HORIZON PERFORMANCE METHODCoins with Maka's face on them.Even more opportunity to go FULL FIRST AGE.
>>39697619>HORIZON-TO-HORIZON PERFORMANCE METHOD: (Perm.) Everyone witnessing you, even indirectly (paintings, statues, etc), is automatically targeted by an unaugmented social attack, up to once a month.FIVEFOLD BULWARK STANCE: (1C) +3d to your Defense pool for the scene.Why not both
>>39698001>>39698037Oh yeah, trading these for 1 XP.
>>39698557>Why not bothI would prefer we spend some of the XP on upping out Eclipse and Twilight scores
>>39698706We can spend that after we deal with the Silver Prince, for now we need to focus on not dying and socialing people to help get the manse done
>>39698943I'd prefer to spend it now.
It's very late here, I'll go to bed. I'll check the rest of the thread in the archives to see what you want to spend XP on and inform you on the twitter as soon as i'll have time to.
>>39699272Horizon to Horizon looks like the only thing that nobody disagrees with. Maybe Fivefold Bulwark Stance? I didn't hear anyone diss on that either.
>>39699288I specifically was against it because I want to spend that XP on Eclipse and Twilight
>>39699326>I want to spend that XP on Eclipse and TwilightWhich was something that looked like it got a fair bit of opposition? I'm just spitballing here - someone else can probably make a tally, if they wanted to help EF out.
>>39699272>>39699360Horizan to Horizan got 6Bulwark stance got 3Eclipse and Twilight got 2
>>39699446Cheers, I'm sure EF will appreciate that.
>>39699446Also both Bulwark Stance and Eclipse/Twilight had people against them
Don't forget to archive this nerds!
>>39699446I'll throw another vote in for Bulwark Stance while is still up.
>>39700215Quick clarification, I'll vote for it if it stacks with SHS
>>39697619ADAMANT SKIN TECHNIQUEImminent combat with a deathlord? Guys? A PD?