During the Goetic War, you and your husband were glorious dealers of death. You led a dozen charges against demons. You learned how to break their bizarre bodies and predict the movements of their incomprehensible campaign of extermination. You did your part to ensure the survival of not only humanity, but all of the Eight Thinking Races of the Known World. And unlike so many worthy knights, you survived. Few true soldiers are left now. You hope it will be enough to rebuild.Your husband lost both his arms in his final battle, but you were lucky enough to make a life with him on a plot of land granted to you by the new king. You even stayed together during the Year of Hate, the aftermath of the final spell of demon-sealing that left the eight races temporarily incapable of love. You're glad that even when you couldn't see him as lovable you could still see him as valuable. Now love has returned to the world, and yours is stronger than ever.>In addition to taking over his duties as a knight, you did your duty as a wife and bore him a son.>You bore him only daughters.>Overexposure to demon blood left you barren. Your husband's heir is his sickly younger brother.
>>41165202>You bore him only daughters.
>>41165202>In addition to taking over his duties as a knight, you did your duty as a wife and bore him a son.
>>41165202>>You bore him only daughters.
>In addition to taking over his duties as a knight, you did your duty as a wife and bore him a son.
>>41165202>In addition to taking over his duties as a knight, you did your duty as a wife and bore him a son.Don't want to leave our family without an heir, or worse, with a weak heir.
>>41165202>>You bore him only daughters.Strength in numbers in a war torn land
>>41165202>In addition to taking over his duties as a knight, you did your duty as a wife and bore him a son.Incestuous shota rape soon.
>>41165250>>41165327Both me, didn't see my first post go through.
>>41165202>>Overexposure to demon blood left you barren. Your husband's heir is his sickly younger brother.Just to be contrary and because I like suffering.
Rolled 2 (1d3)>>41165202
>>41165288>>41165328>>41165400Please stop it shows no new IP's when you post.
>>41165439Just for that I'm jumping in and voting>>41165202>You bore him only daughters.
>>41165202>You bore him only daughters. Daughters twisted by demon blood into frightful but cute scorpion girls.
>>41165202In addition to taking over his duties as a knight, you did your duty as a wife and bore him a son, whom you named Lief. Lief is eight years old now, old enough to serve as a page in the court of another knight or lord. Your household is currently flooded with worthless pages and squires from other noble courts, so it would be fitting to return the favor.>So you sent him away to an important human lord's house, to begin his education and make a powerful ally.>So you sent him away to study with another race. You like how the races are mostly getting along now, and you'd like to help preserve that.>But you keep him at home, to help his father get through his daily menial tasks.
>>41165493>So you sent him away to study with another race. You like how the races are mostly getting along now, and you'd like to help preserve that.HFN.S,FH
>>41165493>So you sent him away to an important human lord's house, to begin his education and make a powerful ally.
>>41165493>So you sent him away to study with another race. You like how the races are mostly getting along now, and you'd like to help preserve that.Time for him to get culturally enriched :^)
>>41165493>So you sent him away to study with another race. You like how the races are mostly getting along now, and you'd like to help preserve that.
>>41165493>>So you sent him away to an important human lord's house, to begin his education and make a powerful ally.
>>41165493>>But you keep him at home, to help his father get through his daily menial tasks.
>>41165493>So you sent him away to an important human lord's house, to begin his education and make a powerful ally.git learned, son
>>41165493>>So you sent him away to study with another race. You like how the races are mostly getting along now, and you'd like to help preserve that.
>>41165503Stop disproving me
>>41165600Aw what? I know cancelling out the you's is easy, but I thought adding them in was hard because you had to line them up just right.
>>41165493>>So you sent him away to study with another race. You like how the races are mostly getting along now, and you'd like to help preserve that.You sent him to live with the dwarves, so he could feel tall.
>>41165642>lining them upWow anon, you're bad at this.
>>41165600>>4116562250 seconds apart samefag. Damn son.
>>41165493So you sent him away to study with another race. You like how the races are mostly getting along now, and you'd like to help preserve that. Though some of your courtiers thought you were mad, you sent him to serve as the page of a clan of orcs. You know this will convince them that you are committed to peace, and you trust that they will treat him well. But not well enough to make him soft, of course.It is early autumn, when the peasants are at their busiest. Since the war there has been too much land for too few men to work, and you have played a large part in helping your husband assure that things so smoothly. The common folk in your domain have come to know you for your>Strength and short temper>Patience and kindness>Tireless work ethic>Generosity
>>41165704>Tireless work ethic
>>41165704>Tireless work ethicToo much world, too few people
>>41165704>>Tireless work ethicWe must set a standard of effort to which all the common folk should aspire.
>>41165704>>Tireless work ethic
>>41165704>>Strength and short temperBe the impatient scor-err, the impatient noblelady!
>>41165704>Strength and short temper
>>41165704>Strength and short temperThe only non-boring choice.>>41165642You just have to select the thing. Hit ctrl-c, ctrl-v, then press v to switch to move tool, hold down shift to keep it aligned, and move it in place. press the down arrow to move it one pixel at a time.
>>41165778Arrow keys I mean.
>>41165642Did you know there's something called HTML?
>>41165778Thanks!>>41165807I don't see how html affects my photoshop skills.
>>41165704The common folk in your domain have come to know you for your tireless work ethic. Proving that you expect no more of the peasantry than you are willing to deliver yourself, you ride from farmstead to farmstead, settling judicial disputes and putting down ruffians, while still finding time to train men-at-arms in the yard every day.>Your stats are:>STRENGTH: 3>Your ability to win fights>ENDURANCE: 5/5>Your ability to not pass out. Pass out in battle and you will probably die.>PATIENCE: 3/3>The number of meaningful interactions you can have with annoying people per day. Run out of patience and most people's conversations with you will be like so much meaningless noise.>WEALTH: 3>Your ability to provide for yourself and your people.>CARRYING CAPACITY: You're too noble to carry things.While hearing your people's legal disputes and various complaints, you hear that some woodsmen have sighted a dragon around the borders of your land. If this is true, this would be a breach of the dragons' agreement with the king to stay out of your husband's fiefdom.>Prepare a force to drive out or capture any dragons on your land>Prepare a diplomatic mission>Do nothing and see if anyone else reports anything. Woodsmen are simple and easily confused.
>>41166066>Prepare a diplomatic mission
>>41166066>>Prepare a force to drive out or capture any dragons on your land
>>41166066>>Do nothing and see if anyone else reports anything. Woodsmen are simple and easily confused.
>>41166066>Prepare a force to drive out or capture any dragons on your landWE RIDE!
>>41166066>Prepare a diplomatic missionLet's make sure to take some armed folk though in case. Might be a reason for it...but might not.
Considering they're smart enough to make an agreement with, we should probably check and make sure it's actually trespassing, and not, say, a lost child, before we start shit.
>>41166066>>Prepare a diplomatic missionMaybe we can get it to pay us a tribute or defend a portion of the territory.
>>41166158HAH i'm sure we've slayed some dragons in our days all by ourselves!
>>41166066>Do nothing and see if anyone else reports anything. Woodsmen are simple and easily confused.Let's be real here guys. Peasants are fucking retarded.
>>41166066>>Prepare a diplomatic missionIf the dragon had an agreement, then it's liable to discussion, rather than just a mindless beast.
>>41166208Even if its not a dragon, it's probably something big, fairly mean, and full of sharp teeth. Which means we should check it out regardless.
>>41166066>If this is true, this would be a breach of the dragons' agreement with the king to stay out of your husband's fiefdom.>Prepare a diplomatic mission
>>41166208That's a good way to get terrorized by a dragon or something very big and that has many sharp teeth
>>41166244No, it's probably a bird or the peasant just making shit up.>>41166259Acting is a good way to waste time and resources.
>>41166282If it turns out to be a dragon, you have to swear to never post again in this thread.
>>41166331How would we make him keep his word?
>>41166331I think you mean in any of the threads for this quest ever anon
>>41166066You decide to prepare a diplomatic mission. Rather than scouring your woods for dragons, you will ride to the dragon-controlled town of Goldmaw and speak with the dragons who will listen.Since it is harvest time and you cannot be expected to conscript any peasant levies, you will have to make do with the men-at-arms and terrible layabout squires staying in your keep. More men than that for a diplomatic mission would arouse suspicion anyway.>Take very few men, to leave your home and your husband very well-defended>Take a moderate amount of men, few enough to comfortably feed and equip for the road>Take as many men as your numbers and wealth will allow
>>41166331How about no? If you had to leave for being wrong once you'd have given up questing long ago.
>>41166374>Take very few men, to leave your home and your husband very well-defended
>>41166374>Take a moderate amount of men, few enough to comfortably feed and equip for the roadSounds like the best idea, we don't want to get ganked by the dragon on the road unprepared.
>>41166374>Take a moderate amount of men, few enough to comfortably feed and equip for the road
>>41166374>>Take very few men, to leave your home and your husband very well-defendedWe can do this shit ourselves, no problem.Probably.
>>41166374>Take very few men, to leave your home and your husband very well-defendedHopefully, we should be able to handle this without violence. Hopefully.
>>41166374>>Take very few men, to leave your home and your husband very well-defended
>>41166374I feel like that last option was kind of unclear? Like I'm pretty sure the people voting for it were still wanting to look in the woods, but more negotiate with the dragon?
>>41166374You explain to your husband that you have to investigate some rumors by taking a very small force to Goldenmaw. When you go to break the news, your husband is in his chambers, half-dressed and kicking at a goblin page boy that he's chasing around the room. Your husband has what looked like a small bald spot on one side of his thick black hair. "You said you could cut hair, you little green shit! You think your whore mother will miss you after what I'm going to do to you? You think she can even tell you apart from all the other imps she's shat out?""Hey, I cut it, didn't I? It's not my fault you can't explain how short you want it!" Goblins are known for being outspoken even when other races would hold their tongues to save their necks.>Tear the two apart and settle their dispute (spend 1 PATIENCE)>Let your husband do what he will to the goblin. Select men for your mission and then comfort him later.
>>41166660>>Tear the two apart and settle their dispute (spend 1 PATIENCE)
>>41166660>Tear the two apart and settle their dispute (spend 1 PATIENCE)>Make sure to give them both a good bump on the nogin
>>41166660>>Let your husband do what he will to the goblin. Select men for your mission and then comfort him later.We're off to deal with dragons and shit, we don't have time for goblins.
>>41166660>Let your husband do what he will to the goblin. Select men for your mission and then comfort him later.He hasn't bowled over any pages yet, I guess
>>41166660*facepalm*"Just don't murder the fool thing. I'll deal with it after I get back."
>>41166660>Let your husband do what he will to the goblin. Select men for your mission and then comfort him later.Husband just please don't scar other people's children too badly. Also seriously, not saying how short you want it is a rookie mistake.
>>41166660>Let your husband do what he will to the goblin. Select men for your mission and then comfort him later.To be fair, he's probably right about the whole mother not remembering thing.
This is going to escalate into a whole nother problem you guys know that right?
>>41166660>>Let your husband do what he will to the goblin. Select men for your mission and then comfort him later.Don't have time for this shit.
>>41166660>Tear the two apart and settle their dispute (spend 1 PATIENCE)Ugh.
>>41166853>shadowruns in the first thread!
>>41166917It's only paranoia if it's not true
>>41166853Yeah maybe, but fuck goblins.Little shits never cut my hair right. He deserves whatever he's about to get.If it causes some goblin union uprising that we have to put down later then so be it.
>>41166853Who cares? It's a quest. Without problems to solve there's nothing to do. Take your hurt feelings about goblin abuse and leave.
>>41166660You don't have time for this. "Just don't murder the fool thing. I'm sure he's only here because his whore mother is someone important. I'll be back soon."Your husband smiles at you. "I wasn't going to murder him, Carine, just... tenderize him a little."You pick your seven best men-at-arms and make sure that Lucky, your destrier, is ready to ride out tomorrow. Now you need squires to carry your gear and fight by your side if things get violent. You haven't bothered to learn much about any of them, and you're only begrudgingly taking any of them at all because you're supposed to be training them in knightly pursuits. You figure that two squires should be plenty. But which ones?>You can use your three points of patience to learn details about three of the squires in your household. Your household contains seven human squires, one dwarven squire, three halfling squires, two elven squires, four goblin squires, and one kobold squire.>Squires work like this: http://pastebin.com/mKhYn3TV>Choose how many squires of each race to spend patience on, and whether you're keeping any patience in reserve.
>>41167014use one point to learn about the dwarf
>>41167014Go for the Kobold squire! They're related to dragons, right? He could be our translator if we needed one!
>>41167014Spend 2 patience on the 2 hot elf boizKeep 1 in reserve
>>41167014Halfling looks pretty interesting. Brave right from the start
>>41167014One for the Dwarf and Kobold
>>41167014Kobold, tell me about dragonsKeep 2 PatienceDo we even choose squires now?
>>41167014One on a goblin, one on the kobold and one in reserve.
>>41167014>Goblinarmy.jpgHah.Voting for one dwarf due to competence, and one elf because I am an elffag and they go well together. And they get competence.One in reserve.
>>41167014 1 for goblin1 for halfling 1 in reserve.
>>41167014One kobold and one human?
>>41167014one kobold and one elf, one reserve
>>41167163You're not choosing squires yet, just determining how informed your choice of squires will eventually be.>>41167014You hear that dwarves are not completely terrible at fighting, and bringing a kobold with you might be useful. You find the dwarf playing chess with one of the human squires and the kobold hiding in a corner of the guest hall gnawing on a soup bone. You grab them by the collars and bring them to your study.>Your patience is at 1/3"Now, what are your names?" you ask them."I've told you a thousand times," says the dwarf, "It's Higgenbotham of Clan Hardknuckle! You know, it's completely unfair that I'm being overlooked in this rout of poltroons and kobolds! By right I should be an ax-thane already. I hope you're here to correct that.""Mmph, Gurf's name is Gurf, Whose Mama Ate Deer!" says the kobold, either ignoring or failing to notice Higgenbotham's insult. "Whatever it was, Gurf didn't do it!">Write in any questions you have for them. The patience you spent will be enough for a conversation with both of them.
>>41167418>What experience do you both have?
>>41167418>Ask the kobold how to handle dragons
>>41167418>Ask what languages both of them speak
>>41167418>How many poorly equipped angry goblin laborers could you take in a fight?Just curious, of course.
Glad to see I caught the thread.
>>41167418"What experience do you both have? Languages, weapon training, anything else you might happen to know how to do already."Higgenbotham seethes at you and Gurf in equal measure. "Guhh. You really think my skills are just as much in question as this simpering rat-dog? I bore the shield of Grudvik the Unbreakable in the Battle of Open Graves, I battle I believe you were in. I've been training with the shortaxe and the hammer and tongs since I was weaned. I'm fluent in Common and the three secret languages. My father told you all this when this apprenticeship was arranged. What more do I have to prove? Get me out of here."Gurf realizes that you're looking at him and drops the soup bone with a yelp. "Eep! I, er, Gurf can... Gurf has an axe somewhere. Gurf can lift it, even. Gurf catches rats to eat and sometimes finds good garbage. Gurf won't be a bother, Gurf promises.""And how much do you know about dragons, Gurf?"Gurf blushes. "Is there some dragons? Ohh, dragons is the most good. Gurf wanted to go to a dragon, but dragons says they don't need so many kobolds and just want shinies, an' Gurf wasn't good enough. Gurf would be nice to a dragon. Won't milady tell a dragon, please?"Yo think of anything else you could ask them. "And how many angry goblin laborers could you take in a fight? Just an estimate."Higgenbotham folds his arms. "Alone? Three at once, and that's on a bad day."Gurf looks at Higgenbotham, then back at you. "Uh... four?" He's clearly lying.>These two will do. Tell them to prepare to ride out tomorrow morning.>Reject Higgenbotham and pick another squire.>Reject Gurf and pick another squire.>Reject them both and pick two more squires.
>>41167808>>These two will do. Tell them to prepare to ride out tomorrow morning.
>>41167808>Reject Gurf and pick another squire.The goblin. I want that tech tree.
>>41167808>These two will do. Tell them to prepare to ride out tomorrow morning.If nice dragon, we can offer Gurf
>>41167808>>These two will do. Tell them to prepare to ride out tomorrow morning.Not feeling the kobold too much but fuck it, I'm sure he can do something. Maybe.
>>41167808>>Reject Gurf and pick another squire.Need to learn Higgenbotham some respect.
>>41167808>These two will do. Tell them to prepare to ride out tomorrow morning.
>>41167808As you expected, one is petulant, the other is pathetic, and both are thoroughly obnoxious. But you doubt you'll do any better if you waste any more time searching. "All right, you'll do. Have yourselves cleaned up and ready to ride out at first light."Gurf makes a pained noise, and Higgenbotham starts objecting to being put into the same party as Gurf. You cut them both off with a raised voice. "Dismissed. Get out of my study."After supper that evening, you join your husband in his chambers. A different page has done his best to fix the landed knight's hair. It looks basically presentable. He leans against you and lets you embrace him. "I had that goblin held down and kicked him within an inch of his life, probably.""He won't forget that, dear.""I hope not! I... maybe I was too hard on him. I think I was a little more patient before... you know. It's little things like a shitty barber that make me feel useless all over again. I can't take care of myself, or fight with you, or... dammit, I can't even hold you anymore.">ARM JOKE COUNTER: 0>Crack a joke about his condition to teach him a lesson for abusing that goblin. You know he hates that. You may write in the joke.>"There's one thing you can still do..." Comfort him.
>>41168303>Crack a joke about his condition to teach him a lesson for abusing that goblin. You know he hates that. You may write in the joke.See the bright side, you will never let things get out of hand, honey
>>41168303>Crack a joke about his condition to teach him a lesson for abusing that goblin. You know he hates that. You may write in the joke.I am bad at jokes so I will leave that to someone else.
>>41168303>"...I suppose you should say something about it if you feel that way. But regardless of all else, rest assured, I find a great deal of comfort in something you can still do...">Comfort him.
>>41168303>"There's one thing you can still do..." Comfort him.
>>41168303>Crack a joke about his condition to teach him a lesson for abusing that goblin. You know he hates that. You may write in the joke.Let's just hope his mother doesn't take up arms against us.
>>41168303You don't need to strong arm everyone around you just to feel confidentThere's still something you can give me a hand withYou always seem to get up in arms about petty things
>>41168303Is he missing both arms or just one?
>>41168475It's alright love, wash your hands of this trouble.Just stay an arms length from the goblin from now on.
>>41168475>>41168512You can still get things done, just put in a little elbow grease.
All of you are horrible. And it's amazing.
>>41168618I made 3 posts and am still coming up with moreHandicapped people don't like meThis is hands down one of the stupidest things you've gotten mad aboutYou can't just like the world is in the palm of your handStill I guess keeping active is better then just twiddling your thumbs
>>41168303>>"There's one thing you can still do..." Comfort him.As much as I like teasing, this feels kinda nasty to joke around about
loving this thread so far
>>41168692You don't need to be so hands on with the squiresYou're still a handy man loveYou can still say you never raised a hand against him
>>41168765>You can still say you never raised a hand against himHAHAHAHAWE HAVE A WINNER
>>41168303>Crack a joke about his condition to teach him a lesson for abusing that goblin. You know he hates that. You may write in the joke.
>>41168303A bird in the hand is worth haha you're like two fifths of a man.
>>41168303>>Crack a joke about his condition to teach him a lesson for abusing that goblin. You know he hates that. You may write in the joke.
>>41168832Dude it's over the samefagging can stop
>>41168510Both.>>41168303You smirk a little. It feels a little cruel, but this time you think he deserves it. "You know, you can be confident without having to strongarm everyone.""You!... You're lucky I can't slap you!""Aww, you're always getting up in arms about petty things.""You're making me mad on purpose. I could bite you.""Brighten up. There's still one thing you can give me a hand with.">ARM JOKE COUNTER: 3Though it's not enough to lift his dark mood, you let your husband make angry love to you. You have to admit, he's still a great lover. He has preserved most of his muscle power since his days of cleaving demons in half, and he's not afraid to use it. He accidentally rolls off of the bed, as he does sometimes when he goes too hard, and you join him on the floor.The next morning Gurf and Higgenbotham are ready with Lucky and you men-at-arms in the yard. Gurf carries a crude stone axe and has dark circles under his eyes, and he looks even more a wreck than before. "Gurf is ready! Gurf didn't sleep all night so Gurf wouldn't sleep in...">Your squires have a combined carrying capacity of 2, and together they add 0.4 to your strength in battle - assuming they're not fleeing or disobeying.>Take the straightest road to Goldenmaw>Take a detour to a road where you scattered some bandits a few weeks ago. Maybe you can put these squires to the test.
>>41168887>Take a detour to a road where you scattered some bandits a few weeks ago. Maybe you can put these squires to the test.
>>41168887WHile I enjoy 3 of my jokes getting in I feel you are making me a bad person>Take the straightest road to Goldenmaw
>>41168873shut up sorry I voted for something else
>>41168887>>Take the straightest road to Goldenmaw
>>41168887>Take the straightest road to GoldenmawWe're here to negotiate stuffs
>>41168887>>Take a detour to a road where you scattered some bandits a few weeks ago. Maybe you can put these squires to the test.Better now than later when we manage to piss off a dragon.
>>41168887You lead your party off to the west, toward the Forest Road. You're hoping to run into just enough trouble to see your squires in action. You keep an eye on Gurf to make sure he doesn't pass out. Sure enough, where the road winds near the edge of the woods, you see a group of human poachers trying to get away with a doe they've killed.>Give chase. Roll 1d100. You have much greater strength and numbers than the poachers, so take the best of the next five rolls.>You may write in any special directions to take during the battle
Rolled 30 (1d100)>>41169290>Give chase. Roll 1d100. You have much greater strength and numbers than the poachers, so take the best of the next five rolls.If they fight attack, but do try to bring them back in one piece.
Rolled 7 (1d100)>>41169290have some dice
Rolled 35 (1d100)>>41169290
Rolled 97 (1d100)>>41169290Slaughter them all
Rolled 85 (1d100)>>41169290
Rolled 75 (1d100)>>41169290Tell the squire to lead the charge, and that their mission is to capture the men alive.So who owns the forest? Are we just depriving some peasants of food? That's the right of the nobility, of course, just making sure.
>>41169374whoops, meant squires
>>41169290The poachers drop their ill-gotten gains and flee as they try to nock arrows. You predict that they will post little danger."Take them alive! They will face their lord's justice." You stay in the back and watch your men in action.The men-at-arms intentionally shoot wide with slings and crossbows to try to get them to take cover. Higgenbotham runs ahead, catches a poacher's arrow on his shield, and starts hacking apart the poachers he can catch up with, in blatant defiance of your orders.You look around for Gurf and realize that he's right behind you, still dragging your armor around."Gurf, you were supposed to go and fight. I won't be putting my armor on for this.""Sorry, milady. Gurf didn't hear..." Gurf is almost certainly lying, as he's never been more than a few paces behind you the whole time.When your men rejoin you after the battle, all the poachers are dead and both of your squires are proud of themselves despite having blatantly disobeyed your orders. On the bright side, there is fresh venison to eat. You make camp on the far side of the road.>You won't spend supplies to feed your troops tonight. Gurf is self-sufficient anyway and spends the evening stealing scraps and chewing on various grasses and acorns.>You have three points of patience to spend disciplining your squires.>2 points on Higgenbotham and 1 point on Gurf>1 point on Higgenbotham and 2 points on Gurf>all 3 points on Higgenbotham>all 3 points on Gurf>they're not even worth it. Spend the evening talking to Lucky.
>>411697171 and 1 and talk to lucky.
>>41169717>2 points on Higgenbotham and 1 point on GurfWho's lucky?
>>41169717>>2 point on Higgenbotham and 1 points on GurfMake the dwarf train the kobold as punishment for disobeying orders.Congratulate him on a job well done, though.
>>41169717>1 on Higgenbotham and 2 on Gurf.Shame Higgenbotham for disobeying orders.Shame Gurf for not being more like Higgenbotham.>>41169771Lucky's our faithful steed, a destrier.
>>41169771Lucky is your destrier. He is proud but loyal and does not need disciplining at this time. You prefer his company to that of your squires, though.
>>41169717>1 point on Higgenbotham and 2 points on Gurf
>>41169717>2 points on Higgenbotham and 1 point on Gurf
>>41169717>they're not even worth it. Spend the evening talking to Lucky.
>>41169717Now comes the hardest part of your mission - beating some sense into your squires.You approach Higgenbotham first, whom you find polishing his short-handled battleaxe by the light of the campfire. You smack the weapon out of his hands and grab him by the collar. "I said keep them alive. You disobeyed me.""But-"You smack him right in his stupidly large dwarven nose. "But nothing. You're here to learn from me.""I already know-"you slap him harder, this time leaving a welt on his cheek. "How to fight? I don't care. What you don't know is how to obey. You'll learn that if it kills you. And next time it just might kill you." You leave him grumbling to himself.You spend significantly more time abusing the sleep-deprived Gurf for failing to join the battle. Since he pretended not to hear you, you twist his ears and make him repeatedly promise to listen next time. Then you carry him by the neck to each other person in the party to explain what he did and why it was bad, eight times in total. When he reaches Higgenbotham, the dwarf spits in the kobold's face. After that the kobold scampers off whimpering and goes to curl up and hide under Lucky's saddle blanket. You think you made some progress.The next day you get back to the road to Goldenmaw. Gurf tries to avoid your wrath, occasionally going off to one side or the other to forage. Higgenbotham keeps challenging the men-at-arms to spar with him.>Let them fight>Forbid Higgenbotham from bothering your men>Offer a prize to the winner. Probably a few coins or some of the wine you've got with you, or you can write in something else.
>>41169717>all 3 points on HiggenbothamGotta show that dorf who's boss.
>>41170266>offer some coins to the winnerIf the seasoned soldiers can't whoop some dorf whelp, they ain't no men o' mine.
>>41170266>Forbid Higgenbotham from bothering your men
>>41170301......have you been reading the quest?
>>41170266>Higgenbotham wants to fight huh? HE CAN FIGHT US THEN! WE NEED A PUNCHING BAG!
>>41170266>Offer a prize to the winner. Probably a few coins or some of the wine you've got with you, or you can write in something else.Watch him lose.
>>41170266>>Offer a prize to the winner. Probably a few coins or some of the wine you've got with you, or you can write in something else.Booze should help to motivate them. Or make them drunk later when we need them to watch our backs.
>>41170301>>41170341>>41170386Ok, I get that a lot of the time quest choices all offer different things with different drawbacks, and picking them is more a route thing than a win/lose thing. This is not one of those choices. Encouraging this behavior is the lose choice. You are picking the objectively worse choice here.
>>41170266>Forbid Higgenbotham from bothering your menHe needs to learn the concept of order.
>>41170266"He wants to fight someone, huh? All right, let's make this interesting. If someone humors the dwarf and spars with him, winner gets the wine I've been saving."That makes more than half of the men-at-arms willing to fight. They draw lots, and the winner squares off against Higgenbotham, both contenders armed with makeshift cudgels and stripped to the waist. After this, it should be a quiet two or three days until you arrive in dragon territory.>They're pretty evenly matched, so just roll a d100. Odd number=Higgenbotham wins, even number=he loses.>divide your daily patience between the squires more-or-less evenly>focus on Higgenbotham>focus on Gurf
Rolled 87 (1d100)>>41170509
>>41170509>divide your daily patience between the squires more-or-less evenlyShouldn't it be an opposed roll instead if basically a d2
Rolled 38 (1d100)>>41170509>focus on Gurfgotta get him in shape so he can help us deal with any dragons
Rolled 82 (1d100)>>41170509>>divide your daily patience between the squires more-or-less evenly
>>41170543does it matter? what anu did works just as well, better, in fact, since no chance of tie
>>41170433>objectively worseSays who?You can't expect them to try their hardest unless there is something on the line. Win or lose, maybe they will learn something. Leveling up is a thing, and a quick tournament is more fun than a "Stop having fun" moment.Something horrible could happen later I guess, but then that could be fun too.>>41170509>focus on GurfThe dwarf seems plenty capable already. The kobold needs to pull their own weight somehow.
>>41170580The dwarf has MAJOR discipline issuesYou don't want someone to disobey your orders during a fight, That's how everything crumbles
>>41170580>Leveling up is a thing,citation neededfrom Anu's description this didn't seem that high fantasy to meAnd read the quest. Dorf is already crazy skilled at combat, to the point that he thinks he should be a knight already. His problem is discipline. How do you think he's gonna get more of that. By you indulging his desire to show off his skills? If he wins it's awful, but even if he loses we encouraged the behavior, he'll just work on his fighting instead of his obedience. It does nothing for us and is literally taking steps backward from the starting point.
>>41170608Well if he got his ass whoped during the fight that could teach him a lesson. And if he wins he could get more combat experience.Not really objectively worse.
>>41170671>Squires work like this: http://pastebin.com/mKhYn3TVIt's in the thread.
>>41170678If he wins he's just going to get a bloated head, So yes objectively worse
>>41170704A positive effect with a negative effect does not equal objectively worse anon.
>>41170718For teaching discipline? It's the worst option.
>>41170699Ok. How do we know winning sparring matches levels them up? It could just be us putting patience into them.
>>41170747Yes, but it is still not the objectively worse decision.And even then there was the possibility of him getting his ass kicked, giving an opportunity to teach him some discipline.>>41170768Speculation, the same way you assume nothing can be gained from a sparring session.
>>41170787Well I think my assumptions are better than your assumptions, and in conclusion fuck you.
>>41170509>>41170525Higgenbotham makes the man-at-arms yield. You award him the wineskin you promised, and he shows it off to the other men before downing it all in one go and passing out.Your party passes through abandoned farmsteads and lands still blighted and scarred by the Goetic War. The next proper settlement will be Goldenmaw, the town where the dragons collect and process the tribute they receive in exchange for their cooperation with the other races. You focus each evening on disciplining Gurf. Sometimes he's committed some minor annoyance for which he needs to be flogged or shamed before the men, but just as often you realize that he's basically behaved himself. He's kept your armor clean, manages to wake up on time, and never fails to call you "milady." Though it goes against your natural urge to flog him, after a day of good behavior you reward him with a clean blanket that has not been on a horse all day. The next day he actually asks permission to go out foraging, and that night he curls up right next to your tent with his new blanket.>Gurf has reached level 2. He is now obedient.The next day you reach Goldenmaw. You see the occasional dragon flying overhead, but the folk on the ground are almost all kobold tradesmen and tax collectors. Some kobolds in red capes with silver badges ask you what your business is and if you've paid the toll yet.>Pay them and ask to see someone in charge>Pay them and openly ask about any dragons that might have come on your land>Lie and say you've already paid them.
>>41170822Good to know.By the way, 'Obedient' is a dwarf trait.
>>41170866He doesn't get it until level 4, and I'm betting he levels up from how we handle him, not combat.
>>41170859>>Pay them and ask to see someone in charge
>>41170866>>41170898My assumption is, of course, reinforced by Gurf levelling despite seeing no combat. So double fuck you.
>>41170859>Pay them and ask to see someone in chargeDon't talk to peasants
>>41170859>Pay them and ask to see someone in charge
You pay them some silver coins. "I'm the lady Carine of Green Furrows. I'm here on a diplomatic mission. I'd like to see someone in charge."They play with the coins you gave them and seem a little distracted. "Ooh, yes. The lord mayor! You want to see the lord mayor! A good worthy dragon he is. Star-watcher, money-counter he is. Fair he is. Only the bad ones he eats."The lord mayor's residence is carved into a rocky hill overlooking the town. You've heard that kobolds are naturally servile to dragons, and you wonder how that might affect Gurf. You clean yourself up, have Gurf help you change into your armor, and prepare for an audience with the lord mayor.>Bring both squires with you>Leave Higgenbotham outside>Leave Gurf outside>Leave both outside
>>41171134>Bring both squires with you
>>41171134>Leave Higgenbotham outsideHonestly he's gonna start boasting about he can shit on the dragon with both arms behind his back and just cause a relations disaster.
>>41171134>Leave Higgenbotham outsideWe bring him, it won't end well.
Take both for the tiebreak
>>41171134You bring both squires in with you, figuring that it may make you look more impressive. One must have as much bearing as one can manage when dealing with a dragon. Their stature can make even a proud knight feel a little like a kobold.A tunnel winds into a great round chamber lit by fissures in the rock high above you. A great dragon, easily twenty feet tall, slinks in and surveys your party. Gurf clings to your leg."The lady Carine, of a proud people, a people who survive with no power but honor, who keep their agreements and pay what they owe," the dragon says. "Why have you come?"You think of the best words for this. "Since our peoples are friends now, I thought I would give you tidings instead of just goods. I was hoping to receive some news from you in return. I've heard little about your realm except for wild rumors from frontier folk, and I need to know for sure how true they-"Higgenbotham steps forward. "Hey! Get your dragons off our land!"Everyone falls silent for a dreadful moment.>I've got to break here. I can probably do some more tomorrow.>My twitter is still https://twitter.com/ScorpGirlQuest
>>41171800thanks for writing, see you tomarrow!
>>41171800>Higgenbotham steps forward. "Hey! Get your dragons off our land!"Someone better get that phone because I CALLED IT.
>>41171800thx 4 runin budi gud thredWill the dragon let us off with a "we trained him wrong on purpose as a joke" excuse?