>Character Listing>http://pastebin.com/quEvqdRy>Terminology>http://pastebin.com/KZhsJX1G>Factions>http://pastebin.com/dFqnSs45>Archive>http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Wulin+Hero+Quest>Twitter>https://twitter.com/Braylock100>Sky's Character Sheet>Cultivation: C+>Internal Arts: Heaven's Blessings (B)>External Arts: Endless Sky Forms (B), Carefree Saber (B), Golden Qilin Sword Skill (B)>Techniques: Heaven's Blessings [1rst Form: Yin-Yang Rotation, 2nd Form: Traversing the Instant Path, 3rd Form: Dragon Qi Enlightenment, 4th Form: Scattering Thunder], Golden Qilin Sword Skill [1rst Form: Qilin Striding Sky, 2nd Form: Qilin Spearing Sun] The Mighty Kamushin>LAST TIME ON LEGEND OF WULIN HERO>Feng Tiankong, called Lightning Tiger, Song of Feng Renshu, called Storm Dragon had re-appeared after vanishing for nearly a year into the southlands after the disastrous Top Ten Young Heroes Tournament.>After saving Yuan Qiyue, daughter of Yuan Shengli, he was convinced by the young clan heiress to become her bodyguard as a way of repaying the deceased Yuan Clan founder the obligation Sky felt for the man he had slain.Yeesh, apologies on the delay between threads. Being a Best Man is a bitch on time constraints.
Wooo, Lightning is back!
>>42996273>2 months agoJesus.
> The Mighty Kamushin>Technique
>>42996273If you'd known that being a bodyguard was going to be so boring you'd have just shaved your head, given up meat and wine and become a monk instead.Actually, scratch that.You know a monk, and he's incredibly annoying. Maybe a Daoist Priest? Do they shave their heads? You don't think so, but they don't drink wine, right?Something about no wine and meat, right?"Yo," you say aloud, interrupting the tedious and presumably hugely important conversation between your charge, Yuan Qiyue and the remains of the Yuan Clan and Han Ren, the Eagle Clan representative and his extensive cohort.Everyone looks at you, ceasing in mid-conversation.The lavishly furnished tea room is covered in valuables, with a low gilt table with Qiyue and the other remaining members of her Clan are seated across from the Eagle Clan's representatives, all of whom were engaged in hot debate over a whole bunch of stuff you didn't really care about enough to listen to."What?" you ask the shocked silence. "It's a serious question you guys.">WDYD?>Clearly you need to pay more attention. Listen to the conversation more.>Yeah, or NOT. She basically guilt-tripped you into taking this job anyway.
>>42996395Ever had to plan a wedding before anon? Like, with just one other person helping you?
>>42996419>>Clearly you need to pay more attention. Listen to the conversation more.
(>>42937738) In case you've not yet stumbled across this thread.>>42996273>Being a Best Man is a bitch on time constraints.TFW supposed friend didn't even tell you he was getting married. Out of the country and without most of his family either, but still. /blog
>>42996446You'll see my name in that thread, actually.
>>42996419>Clearly you need to pay more attention. Listen to the conversation more.Just when I give up hope, Sage returns.
>>42996445We've got one vote.I guess that's what I get for starting so early in terms of EST, but I'm free when I'm free I guess....
>>42996419What question did we ask?
>>42996521Horseshit.Now I feel like I have to delete this whole fucking thread and start over.Sky was supposed interrupt to ask "If anyone knew if Daoist Priests shaved their heads or drank wine"
>>42996513Well there are QMs who run during graveyard shifts because that's the only time they got. One has to go with what they got.
>>42996419>>Yeah, or NOT. She basically guilt-tripped you into taking this job anyway.
>>42996553Don't, just roll with it and keep going. That's what I guessed we asked based on the context.
>>42996553Just repost it with the missing bits included. Then a revote maybe?
Yuan Qiyue gives you the nastiest look you've ever been given for your fraudulent interruption.Nastier then all the looks anybody who's ever tried to kill you gave, actually."You...allow your hired bodyguard much, Lady Yuan," Han Ren notes, sounding mildly amused.The Eagle Clan representative is supposed to be some kind of bureaucratic negotiator you guess, but he doesn't look like one to you; he's a HUGE guy in his thirties, wearing elaborate finery of white silk and golden jewelry fit for a high nobleman or an Imperial General or something, with biceps that suggest he's plenty used to fighting, not grinding ink sticks and pushing paper, and his bushy beard and mustache suggest a soldier or fighting-man."You say 'hired' like I'm getting paid or something," you dryly point out, laying on your side casually with one hand propping up your head."Hero Sky!" Qiyue barks, her voice full of disapproval. "Mike your manners!""Can't. Don't have any," you point out, unfazed by her authorotive tone.You're used to authorotive figures who pelt you with high velocity acorns and kill bears with one hand; Qiyue's fancy clothes and family name do NOT impress you."If you don't want to deal with my quirks you probably shouldn't have cajoled me into working for you, Lady Yuan. Is there any more wine?" you ask, looking around.The courtiers of the Yun Clan are all scandaled, but the Eagle Clan guys seem to think it's funny."Hero Sky certainly has a lot of character. You're for hire, huh? Ever think about joining up with us? We appreciate character in the Eagle Clan," Han Ren says, clearly a amused. "What sect ARE you from?">WDYS?>[Answer Truthfully]>[Answer Sarcasticall/Dodge Question]
>>42996770>>[Answer Sarcasticall/Dodge Question]I can't recall anymore just how common knowledge Sky's parentage is starting to be, so better just dodge.
>>42996770>[Answer Sarcasticall/Dodge Question]Lightning mountain hobo style. My teacher was the only practicing we, and never gave it an official name.
>>42996819Everyone knows "Lightning Tiger" is named "Feng Tiankong" by nowWhen Sky goes by his given name only (Tiankong, meaning Sky), it sounds like he's using a Jianghu Name and not his actual one.Basically he can go incognito as himself since despite his fame almost nobody knows anything definitive about him.
>>42996460I know. I was shilling for other people's benefit.
>>42996273HOLY SHIT WULIN IS BACKi didnt notice the first new thread until after i found this one, i had given up hope for my fav quest
>>42996770>>[Answer Sarcasticall/Dodge Question]Dodge itMonkbro will be the final boss
>>42996886I'm hoping the emprah is.
>>42996770>[Answer Sarcasticall/Dodge Question]
>Cultivation: C+We must improve it. That is the base for everything else we can do.
>>42996770>"Hero Sky!" Qiyue barks, her voice full of disapproval. "Mike your manners!">Mike your manners>mikeSage pls. did you catch Brine's typo curse?
>>42996966It's an aging thing mostly, we can't go much faster than we already are, and we are fast.
>>42996869Would that mean that 'I don't have one', while being a truthful answer, wouldn't actually tip any but the most well-informed individuals off about Sky's identity? Or is Lightning Tiger's formless style as common knowledge as his predilection for weird sex?
>>42997006Sounds like autocorrect function doing its thing.
"The None Of Your Damn Business School, Undefeated of the East," you quip without even thinking about it."Hah! You got a LOT of lip for a kid your age! You know, we're always accepting spirited-" Han Ren begins, and Qiyue interrupts him as sharply as she reprimanded you earlier."Representative Han! We still have business to discuss regarding a political alliance between the Yuan Clan and Eagle Clan! You can poach my hirelings later if you are TRULY so desperate for manpower!" she says icily."Hireling?" you mutter in an offended tone."True enough. Apologies Lady Yuan. My family's enthusiasm sometimes gets the better of me. Both me and my brother were young warriors much like him once, remember!" he laughs."In regards to that alliance; I suppose an agreement could be reached. The Yuan Clan has a tainted name in the wulin ever since your father's attempted takeover of Sichuan," he continues, and to her credit Qiyue shows zero sign of taking offense at the rude statement, "but we of the Eagles know that there were extenuating circumstances."You're sensing a "but" coming along."But without any political capital, what's the point of such an alliance?" he asks."I thought the Eagles were men of virtue. Would you not help a young lady in need of aid?" she asks slyly, and he furrows his prow, his chivalric pride pricked.You gotta admit, she's good."Still, we must wait for the other negotiating party at this before we can decide anything," Han Ren says, and just as he says that the door to the tea room opens up.And in walks Iron Palm Qiu Qiang.Who (of course) spots you immediately."YOU!!" he roars."AGH, SHIT!" you shout in surprise, leaping to your feet.>WDYD?>[Get the fuck outta here before he blows up the building on you!]>[Attack him before you can attack you!]>[Casual Greeting]
>>42997173>Undefeated of the EastThe winds of Kings!>[Casual Greeting]
>>42997173>>[Casual Greeting]Oh hi, how're the injuries, feeling better?
>>42997043Very much like his father, very little is definitively known about Sky.He hasn't personally interacted with very many people.>>42997074Yup.
>>42997173Damn it, found the thread too late to vote for "LIghtning Hobo Mountain" sect. Oh well.>[Casual Greeting]Hey, it's our good friend Qiu Qiang! How are you doing, man? Still grumpy?
Casual greeting with Qiu Qiang means casually trading fists right?
>>42997173>[Lightfoot to as far as physically possible away from him while remaining in the room, preferably landing atop some form of lighting fixture]>[Casual Greeting]hey man nice to see you again no i'll stay on this chandelier here thanks since i happen to like it up here no please don't get up on my account
>>42997173Is it bad that I'm slightly disappointed it's Qiu Qiang we meet now and not Genshu, who happened to be behind us the whole time, with a greeting of 'Why, if it isn't Sky, of the None of Your Damn Business School!'
>>42997430He's probably busy doing monk stuff
You lie back down on your side, propping up your head with one arm and the arm jump up in a lazy wave."Yo," you say casually. "Surprised me there dude. How's your wife?""Why the hell are you here!?!" he says, clearly a mix of surprised and off-guard, and thus obviously his first inclination is to be angry and fierce. "And she's fine!""What??" Han Ren asks nobody, clearly even more confused."Good to hear. You'll have to introduce me sometime. Can I get that wine? Anybody?" you ask again, looking around for the jug."Is this an ambush?!" he demands, looking around warily."Sheesh, paranoid much? I'm just here my coincidence dude. Your injuries look healed by the way. Nice going. Now where's that wine? Lying here listening to heavy talk is thirsty work," you ask again, looking around."What??" Han Ren says, still lost."Yes! My injuries are fine, thank you!" Qiang says in the angriest way possible. "Where have you been?!""Here and there. Sorry I didn't write. Figured you were busy," you say with a shrug, and you keep looking around. "Seriously guys; wine. Where?""Would SOMEONE get him some wine?!" Qiang demands, and the servant swiftly obeys and pours in your cup."Hey, thanks man!" you say to Qiang, nodding as you take a sip."Your welcome!!" he says, again angrily."What??" Han Ren repeats.
>>42997173>>[Casual Greeting]hey buddy how you doing long time no punch.
>>42997430Don't worry, I'm sure he'll have heard it somehow and will say that when we inevitably do meet him again. I'm pretty sure Genshu hears everything. Like he's enlightened enough to use the siddhis but not enough to not use them for trolling.
>>42997475Qiang is so easy to troll
>>42997505We're still neophytes compared to jianghu's master troll, brother Genshu,
>>42997550i believe we will get their tho
>>42997475"I found gainful employment, as a bodyguard here.just keep that in mind "
>>42997619But he's not getting paid...
>>42997645>"At least I know I won't be going morally bankrupt any time soon.""If that's what you're worried about, perhaps you should consider becoming a monk?">"As a matter of fact, I was doing just that a little earlier. But then I realized I'd have you for a role model.""Is that so disagreeable to you? I would think that there are a number of qualities you could stand to learn from me and my fellows.">"Humility clearly isn't one of them. I thought monks were supposed to be modest?""False modesty is something I strive to avoid where possible, though it's something I'm still working on.">"I could think of another thing or two you could work on.""Oh? What such as?">"Not being you."
"A-HEM," Qiyue interrupts, clearing her throat pointedly. "Now that the Iron Palm Sect Head is here can we continue negotiations?""Uh...yes...," Han Ren agrees, suddenly much more off-balance then he was before Qiang arrived.He has no idea what to make of you anymore, and you suspect Lady Yuan planned it that way all along."As I was saying, you have...," he continues, glancing at you and Qiang. "Not much political capitol or allies of note...""We have financial capitol in abundance. The Yuan Clan nearly equals the wealth of the Eagle Sect, and all of that wealth is still untouched by the Imperial Court. And we have SOME allies of note," she says, sipping her tea with closed eyes, not nothing to look in your direction.Han Ren now has no idea who you are, except that you can talk to Iron Palm Qiu Qiang like a long-term friend without him turning you immediately into paste."The Iron Palm Sect is willing to enter a cordial alliance with the Yuan Clan," Qiang says immediately. "I don't care what demands the Imperial Court thinks it can make of the wulin. My sect has more influence over the southern regions then they do anyway.""That's....remarkably generous, Hero Qiang," Han Ren says, again surprised. "I know the Eagle Clan and Iron Palm are aligned, but the Yuan are part of the Four New Houses, and the other three-"Qiang cuts him off with a sharp cutting motion from his hand and a simple "tch!" sound."I honor our two faction's alliance because of the friendship between my father and Soaring Eagle, and because I feel you are the only other group that really understands my goals. Don't ruin that relationship with petty politicking, Han Ren. The Iron Palm Sect supports an alliance with the Yuan Clan, and I don't CARE what Zhou Baiyou or the other Four Houses or the wulin think. We make our OWN way in the jianghu."It's weird watching Qiang be all generous and political. You guess he has to because he's the clan head, but it's still kinda odd to see.
>>42997645It was a wine joke
>>42997830Qiang plays by his own rules
You're also surprised he's allied with anyone at all, given his temperament.You know next to nothing about the Eagle Clan other then they're important and that their leader Soaring Eagle is supposedly richer then the Emperor, so why the Iron Palm Sect would ally with them is unknown to you as well.You sigh, finding yourself missing Zhu'er and her helpful advice on the jianghu.You haven't seen her or Duan Lei in the months since you left Chengdu after killing Yuan Shengli.>WDYD?>[Stay for the rest of the negotiation]>[Head outside on the balcony. You need some time alone. If Qiyue wants you she'll call you...loudly probably.]
>>42997914>>[Head outside on the balcony. You need some time alone. If Qiyue wants you she'll call you...loudly probably.]
>>42997909If there's anything you can say consistently about him, it's that he genuinely doesn't give a flying fuck what people think about him.
>>42997928and thats one of the reasons we love him
>>42997914>[Head outside on the balcony. You need some time alone. If Qiyue wants you she'll call you...loudly probably.]
>>42997914>[Stay for the rest of the negotiation]We're still a bodyguard, best be responsible even if we don't like it.
You stand up and casually walk outside to the balcony of Golden Eagle Tower, taking the wine with you, ignoring the droning conversation.It's night outside now, and as you lean on the balcony you sigh again as you look up at the glowing half-moon over the lights of Kaifeng, which the tower stretches over in it's tremendous height.The Forbidden City of the Imperial Palace is far off in the distance, the size of the complex rivaling the core area of Kaifeng itself.You wonder if it pisses the Emperor off that the Eagle Clan built their headquarters taller then the Imperial Palace?You bet Emperor's get easily offended by shit like that.You feel a heavy weight rest on your right shoulder, and you reach up behind you to touch a familiar presence; Kamushin's beak gently touching your shoulder. He sits perched behind you on the roof of Golden Eagle Tower, as silent as an owl despite his titanic size. Nobody inside even knows he's there, which you're fine with for now."I miss them too, buddy," you admit. "Seems like everyone I run into leaves after I get fond of them. Ba, Lei, Zhu'er, Ai'er, even Zhengzhu. You're the only one that sticks around."The Great Condor says nothing of course."Ah well. At least there's the assurance that Qiu Qiang will always be there to challenge me to death-battles. Maybe that's all there IS to life out here in the jianghu....," you say with a third sigh.You feel a sudden twinge at the back of your neck, more a feeling then a physical pain, and you reflexively flinch.You stop leaning, looking around with a confused expression on your face as your blue eyes narrow in the dark, searching for what caused it.That was weird. What WAS that?Kamushin is no longer resting his beak on you, and is looking off into the city.You suddenly feel strongly uneasy.>WDYD?>[Head back inside. It's creepy all of a sudden, and that makes you nervous.]>[Stay out here and see if you can pinpoint that...whatever it was.]
>>42998424>[Head back inside. It's creepy all of a sudden, and that makes you nervous.]Take off buddy, got the feeling being down here wouldn't be good for you, I'll call if I need help.
>Wulin Hero Quest is backAw yiss
>>42998424>>[Head back inside. It's creepy all of a sudden, and that makes you nervous.]Clearly trouble is a-brewing and something is about to go down, so we should return to our charge and be ready to protect her.
>>42998424>>[Stay out here and see if you can pinpoint that...whatever it was.]
We are dead even at the moment.
>>42998424>[Head back inside. It's creepy all of a sudden, and that makes you nervous.]>Seems like everyone I run into leaves after I get fond of them. Ba, Lei, Zhu'er, Ai'er, even Zhengzhu.At least half of those was the other way around, Sky. And I'm pretty sure they would follow you, you know, if they knew where you were and also could fly.
>>42998553>[Head back inside. It's creepy all of a sudden, and that makes you nervous.]Is this poison?
>>42998424>[Head back inside. It's creepy all of a sudden, and that makes you nervous.]Be ready to defend our charge.
>>42998579I like poison, reminds me of that stupid spider.
>>42998562Well, it's been a year since last we saw Sky, discounting last thread. Maybe he did get back in touch with them and something came up that required them to part ways again.
>>42998424>>[Head back inside. It's creepy all of a sudden, and that makes you nervous.]
You shudder, shaking off the uneasy feeling as you turn and head back inside.Maybe your qi meridians are out of balance or something."Keep a watch, would you?" you ask Kamushin as he flaps once with a mild rushing of air and takes off into the night as you head back inside, stretching your shoulder as the warmth of Golden Eagle Tower surrounds you, driving back that sense of unease that hit you a moment earlier like a fireplace driving back a sudden winter chill outside.It felt sort of like you were being watched.You wish you still had your sword. You don't NEED it you guess, but you miss having it in case you needed it."Gotta see if I can get a replacement...," you mutter as you lean back against the wall as the talks continue on."Why isn't Sky Ice Fortress' chief here, anyway?" Qiang says, interrupting something Han Ren was saying, directing his brusque tones at Yuan Qiyue."The alliance between the Four Houses is informal," she clarifies to him, "Zhou Baiyou's clan is far to the North of here....and besides that the other three alliances were chiefly towards my father, not me. Perhaps the chiefs of Peerless Castle, White Crane Pavilion and Sky Ice Fortress all consider me not the same as my late father despite the vows of brotherhood between the four of them.""Hmph," Qiu Qiang says with a dismissive grunt of disapproval. "If their vows are so fragile then they should withhold making them at all. Merchants who spend only cheap, debased coin and hollow bargains find their wares devalued by those who make honest deals and keep their promises.""Indeed, Iron Clan Sect Chief," Qiyue says with a bow of her head. "I could not agree more. Speaking of; where is Han Ying?"Her words are directed at Han Ren, who shrugs nervously."Hawk flies where he will. He's my nephew, but I can't control him any better then his father can. I know he's in the city, but he's never been interested in meetings like this. If it's not gold, a woman, or a fight he doesn't care."
By the way; for a refresher on existing factions in the jianghu, there's a new pastebin link up at the top of the thread I added.Figured it made sense to do that with how many conflicting groups there are in this storyline at this point.
>>42998823>If it's not gold, a woman, or a fight he doesn't care.Funnily enough, at the very least two out of those three can be found here...
>>42998882Well that's his loss, missing a qt like Yuan Qiyue.
>>42998945she already smelt skys pheromones its over for her
>>42998882Ah, but Sky can only has one of them to give. He would do much better trying for Qiyue, who can provide the other two.
"Does he agree to the primary point of negotiation?" Qiyue asks, clearly still cautious about this deal."Protection from the assassins of the Tang Clan? Of course. The Eagle Clan has always had a rivalry with the Spiders of Sichuan; protecting you from them is something we can all agree upon. I tried to arrange a marriage, like you suggested Lady Yuan, but..." Han Ren says apologetically, and Qiyue nods."He refused. I understand. As you said, Gallant Eagle's son flies where he wills. His womanizing is well known throughout the jianghu. And his drinking. And brawling."She sounds mildly like she finds this behavior distasteful."Hero Sky," you hear, and next to you is Yen Boli, the muscled and soldier-lik chief of Qiyue's bodyguards, sliding down the wall to sit near you. "Mind if I sit?"You shake your head in response"Can I ask, what is it between you and the Iron Palm Chief?" the bodyguard asks.>WDYS?>"Guy can hold a serious grudge." [Truth]>"First, what's with this 'Four Houses' thing?" [Deflect/Subject Change]>"I'll tell you if you can introduce me to a good weaponsmith." [Ask Weapons]
>>42999163>"I'll tell you if you can introduce me to a good weaponsmith." [Ask Weapons]
>>42999163>>"First, what's with this 'Four Houses' thing?" [Deflect/Subject Change]
>>42999163>>"First, what's with this 'Four Houses' thing?" [Deflect/Subject Change]Also I have no sides Sage. They have been launched to the next Galaxy.
>>42999163>"Guy can hold a serious grudge." [Truth]Though I think he enjoys holding the grudge to us.
>>42999163>"First, what's with this 'Four Houses' thing?" [Deflect/Subject Change]
>>42999163>"Guy can hold a serious grudge." [Truth]>"By they way, could you introduce me to a good weaponsmith?" [Ask Weapons]I feel like Sky isn't the sort to dangle information as a bargaining chip, when he knows that the person he's talking to is honorable enough to repay it if it's given freely.
>>42999163>>"I'll tell you if you can introduce me to a good weaponsmith." [Ask Weapons]A good bargain.
>>42999251>I feel like Sky isn't the sort to dangle information as a bargaining chipthats wrong he is and he likes to misdirect, insult, and badger people for information
>>42999209>Also I have no sides Sage. They have been launched to the next Galaxy.What'd I say?
>>42999345The whole Iron Palm walking in and his convo with Sky.
>>42999382Ah. Heh. Yeah, that was fun to write.
>>42999316He does, but I feel like when it comes to giving information for information with someone honorable and trustworthy, he's less liable to go "I'll show you mine if you show me yours" and more "sure, this is what you wanted to know, but while we're at it, could you also tell me this?" As far as I recall, if he doesn't want it to be known, he'll deflect, and if he doesn't care, he'll share it freely. Using information as a bribe is something I don't recall him doing before. Of course, it has been a while.
"I guess he doesn't like loosing," you say with a shrug. "Say, you Yuan Clan guys know or have a good weaponsmith? I find myself in need of armament lately."Boli shrugs."We just contracted out our weapons orders to the best smiths in Chendu. Do you not have the money to buy a new weapon yourself or something?""No, I just need a...specialized smith. You saw my saber break in that fight with Stabmaster Feng?" you inquire.He snorts in amusement at your nickname for Ouyang Feng, the knife-wielding killer you fought earlier."Yeah. I thought it was surprising he could shatter the saber like that, no matter how quick his bladework was.""Well, he didn't. The internal technique I used broke the blade. I've been having problems with that for a month or two now, just going through replacement weapons left and right. It's a pain in the ass," you elaborate."Do your techniques require a saber?" he asks curiously."No, but I like using one. Call it a security blanket. A very sharp security blanket.""Hmmm....well, you might have a problem then. A master smith can make you a new sword that will stand up to your techniques in theory, but if that IS the cause it would probably just break again eventually. You need something from the Sword Devils.""I'm hoping that's just a nickname," you say dryly."It's the name of a hidden village of legendary smiths somewhere in the Northern Peaks. They make some of the best weapons in Tianxia, though it's hard to find them. They sometimes wander the jianghu, finding worthy candidates for their craft, but you'd never know one until he told you. The other alternative is to find another legendary weapon, like the ones the Heaven Sword Alliance keeps in Sword Heaven...." he explains."Great, so basically I have to get absurdly lucky then?""More or less. I mean, you could use another weapon, but those are the only places where the weapon would match the personal skill of Storm Dragon himself, I imagine."
>>42999450*sigh, facepalm, go for the wine and make to sip, but then think better since That Wierdness. then tell him the truth, see what he thinks**
>>42999742Nonsense. The QM has stated for a fact that Storm Dragon's skill exceed that of Sword Devil. What do you mean, that was a different Sword Devil, how many of them can there be?
>>42999838It's village, not a person.The village is named AFTER the person as it's where he eventually died of old age after retiring from the wulin ages ago.
>>42999838If the most that most people know about this hidden village is that it's 'somewhere in the Northern Peaks', would it be that much of a surprise to discover that it's actually a sprawling underground metropolis of totally-not-dwarven miners and smiths?
>>42999906I know, I was just making a joke.Is that where the Tomb of Swords is, or did he wander away from there before dying?
>>42999939Well, Kamushin can help us locate it
>>42999967I don't know, I'm pretty sure that's already the territory of another Great Condor. He might not want to intrude.
>>42999906We're inevitably going to cross paths with the last sword he ever made before his death, still in pristine condition even after hundreds(?) of years, and have to battle some villain or other over it atop a snow-covered mountain to prevent him from using the sword for his own nefarious purposes, aren't we?Except instead of trying to claim the sword for ourselves or anything silly like that, we're just going to let him grab it and them push him into a ravine, because we give no fucks.
do we still have the scabbard for our old sword that Zhu'er bought for us
>>42999967>giant condor>locating an underground cityI'm confused as to the exact mechanics of this endeavor.
"Can you ONLY use sabers?" he wonders."Nope," you say with a shake of your head. "I know the Four Major Weapons; Swords, Sabers, Spears, and Staves. I'm best with swords and sabers though."Especially swords these days since Yuang Shengli gave you the Golden Qilin Sword Skill manual, but you'll keep that bit to yourself; you don't know who might take offense."Hmm...well, if it's swords...," Boli says thinking."Yeah?""Well, there's one in the capitol area you might look into, but it's....well, it's complicated," he admits."Oh, best no tell me about it then. I like the simple life I do. Noooothing complex about stuff that happens to me, no Sir. Not at ALL. Mister Boring over here," you respond, shaking your head in an exaggerated motion."Funny guy," Boli says, unamused. "Well, this is definitely something that would make your life MORE complicated, for whatever that's worth.">WDYS?>"Yeah, screw that. I don't need to know about it then." [Refuse]>"What could possibly be more complex then my current situation?" [Curious]This is effectively a side-quest information bit. Note that if Sky decides to go after this particular weapon after getting information on it it WILL heavily influence the story one way or the other. As Bolin pointed out, there's more then one place to get legendary weapons.
>>43000077H-he brings lu-luck!
>>43000048That would be more fitting for Dugu's second sword, since he actually did throw it into a ravine. That's why it's not there in the Tomb of Swords. The fourth one isn't, either, but that's because it was a metaphorical "sword" symbolizing how Dugu's skill had progressed to the point where all things were weapons to him.
>>43000085>"What could possibly be more complex then my current situation?" [Curious]Might as well get the information. Better to know and decide not to go after it than to not know at all.
>>43000085>>"What could possibly be more complex then my current situation?" [Curious]
>>43000085>"What could possibly be more complex then my current situation?" [Curious]
>>43000085>>"Yeah, screw that. I don't need to know about it then." [Refuse]i remember the god telling us our friends are in danger save them then get weapon
>>43000085>"What could possibly be more complex then my current situation?" [Curious]It's not like we HAVE to pursue it even if he tell us, right?Right?
>>43000085>>"What could possibly be more complex then my current situation?" [Curious]Side quests!
>>43000085>>"What could possibly be more complex then my current situation?" [Curious]>>43000159It was an immortal not a god.
Well, the vote has a crushing majority, what I hope for is that Sky somehow manages to overturn the "complications pileup" into some sort of an advantage, and get some problem solving going on. Kind of like a comedy movie...
>>43000085>Other"Listen, I had this bad feeling earlier. I was looking over the skyline and got a bad premonition"
>>43000295he was best man
>>43000277Well you get a Fate Point every time you are Compelled, so Sky should have plenty to Invoke his Aspects when.... no wait wrong system.
>>43000306is fine too.
"I'm the son of the former Wulin Mengzhu, one of the most infamous xia who ever lived, have no clan or sect affiliation and just recently made the Top Ten Young Heroes list. How could a sword possibly make my life more complicated?" you say, unimpressed."When the sword once took the life of an Emperoer decades and decades ago," he says simply.Oh. You guess that IS kinda crazy."Supposedly the Black Dragon Slayer was used by a xia to kill a rightful Son of Heaven for some a long time ago, and became cursed with terrible power. On an island named Bird's Eye outside the city it's rumored to be kept by some Buddhist monks who watch over it to purify it of it's curse, somehow. Maybe it's all made-up and the sword didn't do any of that though; stories like this tend to pick up a lot of embellishment as they travel through the jianghu. The part about the monks in the temple on Birds Eye Island is true though; they don't participate much in the wulin, though their martial skills are impressive, so they're either weird isolationists or they're guarding SOMETHING.""Huh. An Emperor-killing sword huh?" you say, wondering. "By the way I've been meaning to ask; have you ever seen a girl with green hair and green eyes? Or maybe a guy in red clothes with a saber who drinks a lot?""No. The other sounds like Hero Duan Lei, the Swiftest Saber of Hunan," he notes."Yea, that's him. I've been looking for him and the other one for awhile. Hard to find two people in the jianghu who can wander at will."
>>43000408Shit, Black Dragon Slayer? We can't touch that, it's still got another few decades sitting in that temple before it's clean.
>>43000408>Black Dragon Slayer>we're the son of the Storm DragonCoincidence? You decide.
Why couldn't we find, I dunno, the Green Unicorn Waterer or something nice?Damn.
>>43000494Because there are no unicorns in China!CHECKMATE AETHIESTS!
>>43000494Or a Supreme Chef's Knife. You know, for a +5 to cooking checks.
>>43000572What? Not even imported from that weird poor "Yoor-op" place?Damn.Maybe the Orange Coyote Declawer? Wait, shit.
>>43000582The God of Cookery already has the Dragon Head Clever unfortunately, and Sky is not on his level yet by any means.I'm not kidding.
>>43000572Are you sure? Unicorns are supposed to be indigenous to India, which is basically adjacent to China.Yes, I know there's a mountain range between them, but do the unicorns?>>43000582Dungeon Meshi quest when?
>>43000674And I take it the Greater Virtue Sword is already in use, too?
>>42997475This got laughng for real. Thanks man.And welcome back.
>>43000696China has the Qilin instead, which is like a unicorn but way more metal.And somewhat less benevolent sometimes.>>43000701No, but some very powerful people are looking for it.
>>43000765In Asia, everything is dragons.
>>43000701I suppose all the good swords are already taken so we're left with a choice between This Means Trouble and the Greater Blade of Fuck You.
>>43000765No one can quite agree on how many horns the Qilin is supposed to have, though. Or what the rest of it looks like, or its >power levels, for that matter.
I must take a short break as I get some grocery shopping done.I'll definitely try to be back; my goal is at least one thread a week, though admittedly it's getting harder for me to think of where to take the story at this point some days.Try to keep the thread from dying while I'm away, but don't bother over bumping it or something; /tg/ moved pretty slow compared to some other boards thankfully.
>>43000888No problem, boss. See you when you get back.
>>43000674Is it Chai Jin? We'll just have to challenge him to eating his own special dish.
>>43001296do you want to fucking die
So glad this quest is bach
>>43001312Can't be as bad as eating three dishes in a row from him.Seriously, never go for jellied eels stuffed with fermented seaweed. A little part of you will die before he'll even swing that Dragon Head Cleaver into our chest.
>>43000765>And somewhat less benevolent sometimes.In medieval story, unicorn were roaming beast that killed men with their horn. Only virgins girls could calm them down and capture them. They were monster.
"Sorry, but I haven't seen either," Boli apologizes as the negotiations end and the group begins to celebrate, bringing out food and drink to mark the end of a successful deal.The room separated into groups, leaving you to choose who you socialize with.>WDYD?>[Talk to Yuan Qiyue]>[Talk to Qiu Qiang]>[Talk to Han Ren]>[Talk to Yen Boli]
>>43003022>[Talk to Han Ren]He seems like a pretty cool dude.
>>43003022>>[Talk to Yuan Qiyue]
>>43003022>[Talk to Han Ren]
>>43003022>>[Talk to Qiu Qiang]he might know where are friends are but he does hate us
>>43003022>>[Talk to Qiu Qiang]Even if he hates us, we need to figure out where our friends are.
>>43003022>>[Talk to Qiu Qiang]He knows shit about things. Maybe he heard or knows something about our friends.
>>43003022>>[Talk to Qiu Qiang]
>>43003022>[Talk to Qiu Qiang]Don't be too much of a douche to him.
>>43003256Please, we're his best friend, because we punched him -really- hard.
>>43003347HURRAY FOR SHONEN MANGA LOGIC!
>>43003022>[Talk to Qiu Qiang]We should meet his wife and have a nice conversation with her just to bug Qiang, cuddly little bear that he is.
>>43003435he likes us its just deep down like way deep down
>>43003347It might be his secret fetish, but I'd prefer to keep it civil this time.
Sizing the chance given to you, you move to speak to Qiang who stands among other members of his clan, speaking quietly."Sup good buddy? Punched any gravel lately?" you offer as you walk up with a smile."Firstly, we are NOT 'good buddies'. Secondly, my physical training moved beyond gravel and progressed to iron sand to increase my striking strength years ago," he points out. "I plan to progress further to solid stone shortly. My palm must be stronger then the toughest steel; no less is acceptable.""Do they not have HUMOR where you come from or something?" you ask, raising an eyebrow.He pauses, frowning before clearing his throat."I made a mistake, earlier," he says, and he's practically choking on the words."What, when you walked in? Forget it; I kind of surprised you there," you say with a shrug, brushing it off."No. Nine months ago, at Chengdu. I was....impolite to you. I did not know your true identity then, until after the Battle of Chengdu," he explains.Huh. Is he APOLOGIZING to you?Who'da thought? You figured he just didn't do that sort of thing. Basic manners seemed a bit sophisticated for the young Iron Palm Sect Chief."It's not like you could have known or anything. I mean, *I* didn't even know until after I'd beaten you, and I sort of had to deduce it over time," you admit."The only excuse for failure is success," he says so automatically you can only assume it's a verbal lesson he memorized at some point. "The son of the former Wulin Mengzhu, the strongest man who ever lived, deserves respect if nothing else."You think you follow his logic.Qiu Qiang seems to take the core tenant of the wulin, martial strength over any other status or virtue, very seriously. Your father was demonstratably stronger then every clan head in the wulin combined, so perhaps that accords you respect in his eyes as the inheritor of that power, even if you haven't reached it yet."Well, whatever," you say with a shrug.
>>43003529>Like, deep enough that modern deep sea devices and machinery can't make it that far.
>>43003650Still need to learn his iron body shit.Make us a better conductor.
>>43003785This got me thinking, if we learned the body reinforcement that can be shattered or whatever that is essentially plating over the body, could we use that to channel electricity through while parrying or grabbing blades?The body reinforcement Qiang has going on is different from that, right?
>>43003939thats what ying yang rotation does it coats Sky's body in electricity
"I would greatly enjoy resuming our duel when we both have time," he says solemnly. "It would be an honor to kill the Son of Storm Dragon in battle.""What, 'respect' doesn't mean we bury the hatchet between us?" you ask, surprised."Of course not. It simply makes our rivalry more legitimate. It is good; I know have an enemy worthy of training against," he says, nodding and closing his eyes, giving you his grimace of a smile. "A personal goal I have long since thought beyond me reach; all my peers were weak, and my seniors I would one day surpass once I gained enough strength.""Glad you're so happy about our impending battle to the death," you say sarcastically. "Definitely looking forward to it myself.""I knew you'd understand," he says, sounding genuinely happy at your words, continuing to nod happily.This guy gives you a headache."So, have you seen any of my other friends?" you ask, changing the subject."Duan Lei and the Green-Haired Girl? No. Why would I have? They weren't with me when the city fell, we all went our separate ways, especially when Duan Lei and her got clear of the fighting and I and my cohort had to smash free," he explains."Dammit. Guess it was too much to hope for. Wait, you FOUGHT your way out? You were still recovering from our earlier fight!""Does the wounded lion pay mind to the worms he steps on as he goes to lick his wounds?" he responds. "Or does he trod on them and they suffer his wrath regardless of his injuries.""Nice," you say, rolling your eyes."Thank you," he says sincerely. "Congratulations on your impending marriage by the way.""Congratulations on my WHAT now?" you ask thrown off-balance."Your engagement. To Ao Zhengzhu. She's been trumpeting it absolutely everywhere she goes while continuing her piracy and subversive activities, to practically any xia of note she fights. I assumed that's why you were away these last few months when I saw you; preparing for a wedding ceremony while training or something."
>>43004029No, what I'm asking is if Sky could learn to do that body reinforcement thing that he thought was useless because of what equates to pressure points breaking it to grab swords or blades in mid-swing and THEN use form one.
>>43004061Woooooooooow. This can only end poorly.
>>43004061God damn it.
>>43004061god damn it Aoohh go what about honglang and the other women that are gonna be claiming Sky
>>43004149they can be concubinesSeriously, I don't want to piss off Big Daddy Ao Guang.
>>43004061Oooooh boy. You're done for, Sky.
>>43004149I'm more worried about the girl who can kill us by barely scratching us.Because she a best.
>>43003785That isn't really what his Iron Body Skill does. It's basically just a series of toughening and strength-increasing exercises that also allow you to ignore the effects of pain and injury temporarily.>>43003939You're talking about Iron Shirt/Golden Armor skills and it's variants.To a degree, nearly all xia go through training like that by striking progressively harder surfaces to toughen their limbs for battle.Iron Shirt/Golden Armor technique masters go WAY beyond that, and focus all of their energy on reinforcing themselves until they become nearly invulnerable to harm.The body doesn't LITERALLT change to iron, it just takes the appearance of it sometimes, though usually the user is just invulnerable and nothing physically changes.It's also a flawed technique; every known version of it has a weakness, a precise point that can be struck to break the armor and render the user almost completely helpless as all of their internal energy is focused on maintaining it's solidity.>>43004029Sort of.It generates an electromagnetic field in Sky's body the same way qi is produced (modified breathing techniques) and then violently expels that in the form of attacks.
>>43004061I love that we have our very own Vegeta...and oh shit.
>>43004061God fucking dammit Ao. We are fucked
>>43004206But could we catch a sword with it?I mean, we could use it on our arms and just try to poke stabbyfag then use form one through our arms when he tries to use his bajillion blades stuff, the knives would glance off, but he would also be electrified, right?I'm trying to have move synergy here, but I am not smart enough for it, damn you!
>>43004061So how have we not run into agents of the Eastern Dragon King looking to test our might before he allows such a ruffian to marry his daughter? Have they just not found us yet?
>>43004353well we have kinda been laying lowflying high for a while
we done for the night or what
>>43004206So Iron Shirt /Golden Armor is the technique Storm Dragons bro uses in the flashback?
>>43004525Chillax, I'm always busy with other stuff too. Typing response.>>43004552No, that technique is much more potent and sophisticated; Golden Armor techniques don't actually make you any stronger physically, just harder to hurt.The details between Feng Renshu's school brother is heavy spoilery to the plot, so I've dodged around it.
"Dammit Zhengzhu...," you mutter.You suppose you shouldn't be surprised. As much as you tried to avoid it, she pretty much seemed not the type to take "no" for an answer, and as she got to know you she was...increasingly forward. And possessive.You guess just taking things she wanted comes as second nature to her with her pirate activity, and claiming you as her fiancee must be her way of staking a claim or something."Hmm...," Qiang says, clearly thinking."What?" you ask, somewhat annoyed."Weighing the benefits of killing you before you marry. Ao Zhengzhu is also a mighty rival, but would likely be less satisfying to fight....she might accelerate her training in determined vengeance if I kill you though, so maybe that would off-set it? What do you think?""Why are you asking me!?!" you grumble at him."Well, she's YOUR fiancee, I don't know her that well," he says with a shrug."No, that's not what I...she's not....GAH! Forget about that! I wanted to ask you about...">WDYS?>"...the Phoenix Clan and Li Honglan.">"...the Emei Sect and Zhou Ai.">"...the Shaolin Sect and Brother Genshu.">"...the Heaven Sword Alliance and Xiao Jian."
>>43004845>>"...the Shaolin Sect and Brother Genshu."
>>43004845>"...the Emei Sect and Zhou Ai."I want to ask about Genshu, but I'm not sure if Sky actually would.Because he knows that if you say Genshu's name, he will appear.
>>43004845>>"...the Emei Sect and Zhou Ai."she's just so loveable
>>43004845>>"...the Phoenix Clan and Li Honglan."
>>43004845>"...the Emei Sect and Zhou Ai."Did she get out okay?
>>43004845>"...the Phoenix Clan and Li Honglan."
>>43004845>"...the Shaolin Sect and Brother Genshu."
>>43004845>>"...the Emei Sect and Zhou Ai."
>>43005049Oops, I quoted the wrong line there, my choice was>>"...the Phoenix Clan and Li Honglan."
>>43004845>"...the Emei Sect and Zhou Ai."
>>43004845>>"...the Emei Sect and Zhou Ai."It's hard to not vote Genshu though.
>>43004845>>"...the Emei Sect and Zhou Ai."FOR THE IMOUTO
Why are we not building a massive tolerance to poison, yet?It's very practical, and can not at all be misconstrued by a certain toxic someone that we are doing it for her. Not at all.
"...how the Emei Sect and Zhou Ai fared?""They survived the battle if that's what you mean. With the power vacuum caused by the Yuan Clan's fall, the Emei and the Tang are they two most powerful groups in Sichuan," he explains. "Of course the Emei's rivalry with the Phoenix Clan flared up worse then ever afterwords. I guess Li Honglan spoke to Yuan Shengli before the battle, as he did Ao Zhengzhu, trying to convince her to join his revolt."You remember; you were there at the time, though Honglan didn't know it."Why do the Emei and the Phoenix Clan have a rivalry?" you ask."Philosophical differences," he says with a shrug. "The Emei, despite being all-women are a traditionalist sect and strongly believe in staying out of secular affairs.""And the Phoenix don't," you say with a nod."Exactly. The Emei claim the Phoenix Clan is breaking the rules of the wulin for personal gain, and the Phoenix claim right back that they Emei are weakening the position of all women in Tianxia by not siding with them, and then fights start and rivalries happen and so on and so forth," he elaborates. "Personally? I just think both want to be known as THE 'women's faction' in the jianghu and hate sharing the title with each other and so come up with silly excuses to argue and fight."You pause and think on that."That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard.""I know. When women fight they do this absurd thing where they dance around the subject matter and reason while spreading slander and lies about the other. Why can't they just be civilized and beat each other bloody until there's a winner like men do?""Ugh, I know. Zhengzhu and Zhu'er were doing the same thing. It's ridiculous," you agree.You can't even believe you're having this conversation with him. Life is weird."So, Li Honglan got out fine too then?" you ask."Yes, I assume so. She's keeping a lower profile, probably playing her political games."
>>43005426He is a pretty cool guy when he isn't trying to kill you.
>>43005485Qiu Qiang is definitely a good frenemy.
>>43005505>frenemyOne of the reasons I love wuxia.
"Her reaction to your identity was odd. She didn't make loud proclamations damning or praising you, but I hear she's looked for you once or twice. No idea why; probably trying to ensnare you in some scheme or the other."You don't doubt it; she was interested in your skills BEFORE it was known you were Storm Dragon's son.Also just plain interested you suppose."Great. I hid my name at first to AVOID all that stuff that comes with it. The whole thing is a pain in the ass...," you admit."You should proudly wear your title and lineage," he suggests. "And then beat up EVERYBODY who looks at you sideways. That'll shut them up.""Thanks. That's helpful," you sarcastically quip."I'm suggesting that because it's what I did," he clarifies."Thanks, I got that.""Okay. I wasn't sure at first.""Nope, you were pretty clear.""Good.">WDYS?>"So what DO the different factions think about me?">"What about the Imperial Army and the Jinyiwei? What happened there?"
>>43005589>"What about the Imperial Army and the Jinyiwei? What happened there?"
>>43005589>>"So what DO the different factions think about me?"I can't see why not ask both though.
>>43005589>>"What about the Imperial Army and the Jinyiwei? What happened there?"
>>43005589>>"So what DO the different factions think about me?"
>>43005589>"So what DO the different factions think about me?">"What about the Imperial Army and the Jinyiwei? What happened there?"Por que no los dos?
"So what-" you begin, but you feel that twinge on the back of your neck again, and this time you identify what it is; killing intent in insane quantities.You turn, frowning, just as Kamushin lets out a cry of warning!Something bone-white and blinding fast explodes through the door with enough force to blast it off it's hinges and wraps around your neck tightly enough to choke off your air supply, making you unable to circulate your qi!You drop the cup you're holding with a "GHHK!" and put both hands to try and yank off the white snakeskin-covered whip, but it drags you out away at the window, lifting you off your feet with incredible force!A chillingly cold left hand catches you by the collar, and you're treated to the sight of a white-haired man in a demon mask covered in adornments of death as he leaps off the balcony with you in hand his free hand not holding the whip seeming to glow a baleful, poisonous blue, his skeleton showing beneath the skin!"fEnG tiANkoNG!" he breathes, his voice warped and twisted as if wrung from a corpse's throat and not a man's."DeAtH COmES foR YOU!"And then you fall with him towards the city below.>To Be Continued....
>>43005906now we assasins targeting sky specifically, good times
>>43005906Shit.We gonna have to punch a ghost nigga in the dick?Shit nigga.Well this will go on the resume.
>>43005906and now our fist comes for his facei also expact Qiang to come and help because he is the only one allowed to beat us
>>43005955we have assasins
>>43005906Thanks for Running! Next run when? Also we get to Electrocute a ghost woo!
>>43005970>Cue Qiang jumping from the building and coming down like a comet screaming in blind rage>Sky is just staring dumbfounded at this
>>43005906Thanks for running, WulinSage. It's good to have you back. See you next time.
>One post on twitter>47 followersKinda suprised how quick everyone jumped back on it.
>>43005992Trying to do at least one run a week.The new Twitter link is up and I'll alert you there.As usual, I'll try to answer any questions I can without spoiling stuff.
>>43005906DON'T LEAVE US AGAIN, WHAT IF YOU DISAPPEAR FOREVER NEXT TIME?!
>>43006071You'll have to deal with it, obviously.The last time was a totally out of nowhere thing.I'll try to give more warning if I have to seek a week of posting from now on.
>>43006046I doubt I have 47 followers.I mean....there's just no way my quest is that popular. Can't be.>Checks.Holy balls.No pressure, right?
>>43006049How did Qiu Qiang end up getting married anyway? He doesn't seem like someone to agree to a political one. I can think of only two reasons.
>>43006143She punched him really REALLY hard.Then she drug him off into the bedroom.
>>43006143Nope, it was political, for the good of the clan.He's actually genuinely fond of his wife too.Her name's Qiu Qing.
>>43006160Well yes that was the second reason I was thinking of; losing in a fight.
>>43006201That's surprising, he seems someone whose only politics is his fists.
>>43006201>He's actually genuinely fond of his wife too.i can see why, hot damn
>>43006201how many kids does this guy have or will have
>>43006250His politics are simple and based entirely around expanding his influence and glory.He's just up front about it, unlike most clans.>>43006263That's no why he's fond of her.But it helps, sure.>>43006268None, yet. They haven't been married long.
>>4300626818, he will love them all and be the best dad ever.
>>43006311>That's no why he's fond of herShe's as blunt and direct as he is?
>>43006346maybe she gives advice on how to expand the clans influence and power
>>43006311Well if the marriage is political, what is her political significance? Where is she from?
>>43006346No, he just genuinely likes her personality. It really is just that simple.Qiang is a pretty straightforward guy really.>>43006372She's from his own clan; clans are made of up multiple families all under one "main" branch.Her family was one of the larger ones under the Iron Palm Sect, and by marrying her he helped consolidate the clan under his control after he defeated (read: killed) his father in a duel for leadership of the faction.
>>43006326And then Sky has to kill him in a duel to death.
>>43006504and the kids won't even be mad when they try to kill Sky, just trying to one up their old man and secure their place as head of the clan.
This is Han Ren, called Soaring Eagle, of the Eagle Clan BTW.
>>43006649Ah, if we had left would we have run into him?
>>43006649ahh so this is the guy who's gonna come and see what all the commotion is.
>>43006680>>43006693No, that would be his nephew, Hang Ying, called Hawk.Soaring Eagle's brother is Han Laoying, called Gallant Eagle, head of the Eagle Talon Clan, and Hawk is Gallant Eagle's son.
>>43006749It's been a year and Sky's stats haven't increased at all?Has he not been training?You're making Ba sad, Sky.
>>42996273Holy shit you're back!
>>43006855Look again.Heaven's Blessings, Carefree Saber, Golden Qilin Sword, and Endless Sky Forms all have improved.
>>43006899Every time I see that I feel like Snake Plisskin or something.
>>43006918Well, I would go check previous threads, but suptg is being a faggot.
>>43006970They improved during the time gap, so no worries; you missed nothing in that regard.
>>43006993Oh, cool then.Fucking Cultivation, why you so hard to raise!?
>>43006960Well. You were running a fairly sucessful quest, then suddenly dropped off the grid with no word.That said good to have you back. Time to re-read the quest.Also in the interim period I did make a DnD monk based on Brother Genshu. I didnt do the character as much justice but I enjoyed it.
>>43007071Cultivation is mainly increased through age and constant training, with occasional rare boosting elements.That's why the oldest characters are the most powerful usually.C+ cultivation is actually VERY good; your average minor faction master has a cultivation of C or C+.
>>43007109But Ba had ALL the cultivation!We're making him SAD!
>>43007083What edition?Also, damn. Kind of flattering.
>>43007125He was eight years older then Sky when he challenged the collected wulin.Sky equals most leaders in raw power (if not technique) and he's barely even 21 years old at this point.Give him a break.
>>430071275th ed. Basically a monk who wandered into the desert looking for enlightenment and found zip. I did get to use the book of not real advice line though.
>>430071665e's good fun so far.I found myself pleasantly surprised.I keep waiting for WotC to cock it up.
>>43007153Would Ba give him a break?Checkmate, atheists.
>>43007166>"Monk's Vocabulary Field Guidenot the book of not real advice.>>43007245Yeah I have too. they did cock it up a bit with some archetypes being complete garbage. But eh. It didnt really fit for genshu to be shooting lighting from his palms or launching fire dragons anyhow.
>>43007313>they did cock it up a bit with some archetypes being complete garbage. But eh.Well, no system is perfect.But as a 2e vet of sorts I appreciate the mix of 2e elements mixed with 3e's universal system bits, not to mention the overall simplification.Never made much sense to me that the "entry" drug for tabletop games was always one of the most convoluted rules-wise.
bump for the Code of Xia!