Become The Vampire 35“Come right in!”Tobias offers you a set of black robes as you walk into the occult club meeting room, and you take them as you step inside. The floor has been cleared completely to make room for a large circle of powder that Bradley is carefully laying out. Symbols and patterns have already been carved, painted or sculpted across the floor in various configurations, and in the center sits an hourglass with the sand removed and one of the caps taken off. Francine is sitting in the corner with a book, reading through it slowly with a strange smile on her face.“We're about to get started with the ritual itself, and we'll be done before midnight if Bradley's calculations are correct.”You slip on the robes and smile at Tobias.“So what's this ritual supposed to be fore, anyway?”Bradley looks up at you.“Immortality, in a sense. A new life, without human limitations. The book said that when four people gather and perform this ritual, one person can be imbued with grand power. As the club president and keeper of the tome, my job will be conducting the ritual. Francine will be our test subject for the ritual to see if it works as intended. You and Tobias will be our third and fourth members, to help complete the ritual. Any other questions before we get started?”
>Character sheethttp://pastebin.com/YMGdCy7Q>RulesSame system as Become The Dragon Quest. If you don't know what that is, it's best of three d20 rolls. I name a stat that sums up what you're trying to do, and if I don't name a relevant skill, you try to fill in the blank based on what you're trying to accomplish. “Break open the door” might be Strength based, but if you've been playing baseball after school and there's a lead pipe nearby, you could apply your Baseball skill to the roll. A 20 on the die is a crit threat, and if either of the other two rolls is 20 or higher after mods, it's a critical. A crit fail is when you have two or more 1s. So far this system has worked out well enough. We'll get into combat rules as needed, but in basic terms you have wounds, not HP, and the worse the wounds, the more penalties you accrue while doing other things.Most Important Rule:Have fun.>Yes. I think I hear my mother calling, can I come back in a bit?>Can I be the test subject? It sounds fun.>What do I need to do?>Why isn't Toby getting powers?>Other (write-in)
>>44973880>What do I need to do?
>>44973880>OtherMind if i look it over before we start?
>>44973880>>Other (write-in)Could I have a look at the spell. Just for a moment of course
Spirit roll, +2
>>44973974>>44973975>>44974008Don't samefag.>>44973880But, supporting them in this instance.
Rolled 16 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44974103magic
Rolled 8 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44974103
Rolled 19 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44974103Spirit powa
>>44974128I'm >>44973975and I only vote once. heaven forbid people try to be wary of the psycho
Rolled 12 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44974103
>>44974162YOU GOT THE TOUCH. YOU GOT THE POWAH.
Huzzah, you manage not to go blind from looking at Bradley's cook. Smarts roll plus Monster Lore, +1
Rolled 6 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>44974217
Rolled 20 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>44974217Smarty smart smart
Rolled 5 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>44974217thinky
>>44974191We had 3 posters and 4 votes at that point. The other anon must have been. No need to get angry.
>>44974162>>44974246It's gonna be that sort of thread, huh?
You nod.“Can I see the ritual? It sounds really cool, and I'd like to see it.”Francine looks up from her book, watching you. There's something you don't like about her gaze. It's judgmental, for one, but you're also half-expecting her to leap up from her chair and assault you. Bradley stops working on the circle and pulls a book from his robes. It's the same tome as last time, the one that hurts your head to look at.“Here you go then.”You nod and brace yourself. You've been having your head messed with a lot over the last few days, but you weather this storm admirably. You turn the pages slowly, looking for the right ritual, until you find a page with the same symbols as the ones on the floor. From what you can decipher, based on your limited but superior knowledge of real magic, a smidgen of Latin and the pictures on the page, the ritual can't affect humans. In fact, it isn't meant to. It's made to restore the powers of creatures bound to human form, breaking their shackles and restoring them to their full glory.“So? What do you think? Pretty incredible, isn't it?”Bradley looks incredibly pleased with himself.“If we can perform this ritual correctly, we'll all become beyond human by the winter break.”You pass the book back to him and smile before looking over at Francine. Her gaze has become a glare.“You're right. It's amazing. I can't make sense of it, but I'm pretty envious of Francine right now.”That seems to satisfy her, and she goes back to her book.>Get out. Now. Before Francine becomes... whatever she really is.>Follow through with the ritual.>Grab Tobias and run.>Other (write-in)
>>44974512>Oh, by the by, I just realized I need to have a chat with an angel of death on a completely unrelated matter, SOLONGHAVEFUNGOODLUCKDON'TEATME
>>44974512>Grab Tobias and run.
>>44974337I figured I should say something non-generic so i wont be accused of samefagging again
>>44974512>>Grab Tobias and run, run to Angie.
>>44974512>>Grab Tobias and run.Clock Bradley on the way so he cant be used to grab us
do we know anything about Francine?
>>44974573I was talking about the dice rolls.https://youtu.be/6l2FEHr_Yzg
>>44974647Nope, but if she's bound to human form she's probably not nice.
>>44974647Not sure, but the looks don't really help her.
>Grab Toby and sleuths run.
>>44974717>sleuths run.Huh? Do you nean stealth run?
You turn to Tobias and smile.“Friend, buddy, pal... I just had an incredible idea.”Tobias grins at you.“If it's to use my new, incredible powers to woo Professor Wolfe, I've already considered it. But I think Bradley deserves next pick of powers since he's the club president.”You shake your head.“No, that's not my incredible idea. See, what I was thinking, and hear me out, but... Run for it!”You grab Tobias by the arm and yank him towards the door, pulling him along and out to the hallway. Francine leaps to her feet, chasing after you.“Get back here! You will not fuck this up for me!”Tobias runs with you, looking confused but going along with your plan.“What are we doing? Why are we running? Oliver, why is Francine chasing us?”>She's some sort of monster in disguise, the ritual is to set her free.>The ritual isn't stable, if we try it then we'll all die! They're both crazy!>No idea! Now shut up and keep running, we need to find the nurse!>Other (write-in)
>>44974766>She's some sort of monster in disguise, the ritual is to set her free.
>>44974766>>She's some sort of monster in disguise, the ritual is to set her free
>>44974766>She's some sort of monster in disguise, the ritual is to set her free.Can we FLAMETHROWER our back trail if she's following at speed?
>>44974766>>She's some sort of monster in disguise, the ritual is to set her free.DIAL UP DAUGHTERU.
>>44974830Or try to draw out the electricity in the lights and accidentally a lightening bolt?
>>44974901Why do you think that's something we can do?
>>44974754Autoccorect is doing its dirty job.Yes, like in Skyrim, lel.
>>44974931Cause elemental magic+desperation. And lightning/electricity rides the border of air & fire
“Francine isn't human, she's some kind of monster, and the ritual is to set her true power free.”Tobias grins.“Cool! Oliver, that's awesome!”You shake your head.“I know Bradley is destined to die this week. Tonight, in fact. That ritual, or Francine, is going to kill him.”Tobias' eyes go wide and he stops suddenly, turning around.“Francine, you're gonna kill Bradley? How could you!?”He balls his hands into fists.“He loves you, you... you monster!”Francine skids to a halt.“I love him too, you jackass! I'm not gonna kill anyone, I just want my real body back! Now hurry back, before we run out of time! If we don't do this now I won't get another chance for five years!”Tobias stands there, looking back and forth between you and Francine, torn.>Let's go back then, if you think we can trust her.>I'm not doing this. It's too risky. I don't know enough about what's going on.>Tobias, don't do this. Don't risk your life over something they didn't fill you in on.>Other (write-in)
>>44974766>She's some sort of monster in disguise, the ritual is to set her free.They are both crazy.
>>44975027>>I'm not doing this. It's too risky. I don't know enough about what's going on.>>Tobias, don't do this. Don't risk your life over something they didn't fill you in on.NOPE. NOPE. NOPE. TRUST THE ANGEL.
>>44975027>Tobias, don't do this. Don't risk your life over something they didn't fill you in on.The ritual WILL kill Bradley. His clock ends tonight, no matter what. It's his fate.
>>44975027Well then Francine, what are you really?
>>44975027>Tobias, don't do this. Don't risk your life over something they didn't fill you in on.
>>44975027>The ritual is designed to release something from its shackles that has been bound to human form. It has NO effect on natural humans. Bradley is seriously, thoroughly on the deep end of Eldritch Magic corruption. The entire occult club is a front for a magical Cult. MAYBE she'll turn you into some eldritch abomination so you can be immortal, but honestly is that what you want?
>>44975111I'm curious too actually. She didnt call him a fool for loving her
>>44975027Knowing how magic works, it's not outside the realm of possibility that the magic requires one to sacrifice one they love to function, so she could be at once telling the truth and planning to kill Bradley, if she wants her body back more than she wants love.
>>44975027>Explain yourself. Who are you? And why we have to trust you?
>>44975027>Please, I know three rituals off the top of my head that require sacrificing the willing sacrifice of someone you love.
>>44975158True. I'd say it's more likely that he'll screw it up somehow.I sorta want to go back and do it now, to see how he fucks it up. He's dead no matter what, but we might learn something.
>>44975158>>44975236>>44975111It kinda sucks that the voting system makes write-ins completely worthless.
“Don't risk your life for this, Tobias. They didn't tell you upfront about any of this, who's to say she's being honest now?”Tobias hesitates for a moment before turning to you.“I have to try. They're my friends. Even if it all goes wrong...”He smiles sheepishly at you.“I have to at least try for them, right?”He turns and starts to walk towards Francine, who sighs and turns, walking with him towards the occult club.“Maybe we can make it work with three people... I mean, it's never been done like that before, but we could be the first.”Tobias grins.“Sounds exciting.”>Go with them, keep Tobias alive>Let it happen. Angie won't like any meddling with fate>Other (write-in)
>>44975298>Let it happen. Angie won't like any meddling with fate
>>44975298>>Go with them, keep Tobias alive
>>44975294I should probably do something about that... Maybe redo the votes if there's a write-in that's solid? What do you guys think?
>>44975298>Go with them, keep Tobias alive
>>44975298>Go with them, keep Tobias alive>Francine What exactly ARE you? I mean you have to know what Angie is if you're a monster.
>>44975298>>Let it happen. Angie won't like any meddling with fateWe tried, not on our hands anymore.
>>44975298>Go with them, keep Tobias aliveShe didn't say anything about him. It might be up in the air.
>>44975330Just to say, other quests do a 10 or 15 minute voting period.
>>44975335>>44975331>>44975322>risking our life for him after warning himJesus Christ, we barely know him. If he wants to get himself killed that his prerogative.
>>44975298>Go with them, keep Tobias alive.Make it clear that we won't interfere with the ritual, we'll let Francine do her thing, but we want our buddy to come out of this in one piece.
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>44975407
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>44975407Luck
>>44975330Maybe. Use your judgement on things like that. We've sorta established who Oliver is as a person now, so if there's a write in that seems solid or fits, give us a choice between the winning vote and the write in, or just include it? Most of the time the writeins just add depth to our actions, after all.
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>44975407
>>44975444Hah. Thanks tragedyanon.
>>44975484I feel like I missed something. What was the roll?
>>44975444Oh you asshole deleting an 18 t try and make us fail>>4497550118
>>44975484Don't be a dick. Deleting good rolls just cause you want us to fail.
>>44975501It's an 18. I can screencap it if you want. Also get 4chanX, or disable whichever option is removing deleted posts automatically for you.
>>44975522>using Photoshop to try to trick qmFaggot
>>44975526Liar>>44975577>Deleting a good roll to try and make us failSuper Faggot
>>44975577Right. I have photoshop on my phone and absurdly fast skills.Just leave if you don't want to play.
>>44975501>http://archive.4plebs.org/tg/thread/44973878/#44975444That's a link to the deleted post in this thread on an automatically updated archive of every /tg/ thread and every post in such threads, including deleted ones. You can tell it was deleted by the little trash can next to the number.
>>44975605>calling me a faggot for invoking my right to delete my postsStop oppressing me
>>44975330You certainly may include write-ins in post, if they don't interfere with actions.
>>44975668You also have the right to bear firearms, but opening up on a crowd is still gonna get you arrested.
>>44975654I would be impressed with your skills were you not using them so nefariously.
>>44975668ok tumblrite, leave this quest. Deleting Rolls is NEVER ok for good or ill. Doing so makes one a super faggot.
>>44975708>tumblriteYou're not very smart are you?
>>44975668Please just leave. I'm sorry you aren't enjoying our quest, but no one is forcing you to take part
“So Francine, what exactly are you?”She looks over her shoulder at you.“Beautiful, dangerous and beyond human understanding. I don't intend to harm anyone once the spell is complete though. I've learned my lesson. I was exiled and trapped in human form because I was a violent criminal, but... I've lived five lifetimes like this, and I've finally found something I prefer to senseless acts of violence. I just want to be able to enjoy my time with Bradley in my real body. If you want to know what I am, then help us.”You follow them back to the occult club room and find Bradley in the middle of reading through the ritual, chanting under his breath. You can feel the magic in the air as he mumbles and mispronounces some of the words. It's like the spell is ripping itself apart around you. You grab the book from him right as the energy is about to reach its apex, and Bradley glares at you.“Hey! I was warming up for the ritual! What are you doing?”You sigh softly.“You were going to turn yourself into mincemeat if you kept that up.”Francine runs over to him and smacks him upside the head.“I told you not to jump the gun!”Bradley huffs.“I just wanted to make sure it was perfect, excuse me for wanting to be sure that you weren't going to wind up with an extra head or something!”You skim through the ritual briefly. After reading your blood magic spells over a few times, you could probably pull this off. At the very least there's no way you could do it worse than Bradley.>Let me conduct the ritual. I'll cast the spell for you.>Bradley, here's the book back. Lead on.>I'm out, this is going to be a disaster>Other (write-in)
>>44975774>Let me conduct the ritual. I'll cast the spell for you.
>>44975774>I'm out, this is going to be a disaster
>>44975774>>Let me conduct the ritual. I'll cast the spell for you.
Spirit roll, +2Smarts roll plus Monster Lore, +1Luck roll
>>44975816>>44975813>>44975787What the fuck are you even doing? Why is the dominant playerbase so retarded today?
>>44975774>OtherAs we walk back, tell Francine that according to the local reaper, Bradley is destined to die tonight. So make sure she uses her time well.
Rolled 12 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44975859spirit>>44975860Whine more
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>44975859Nat1 please>>4
Rolled 9 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44975859Spirit powa
Rolled 15 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44975859Spirit>>44975860Honestly just turning off my bad idea filters to spite you for whining
Rolled 3 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>44975859smarts
Rolled 9 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>44975859smarts
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>44975859Luck
Rolled 4 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>44975859Smarts>>44975860Our successes have all come from taking risks anon.
Rolled 17 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>44975859Smarts
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>44975859luck>>44975892not counting it has no roll category
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>44975859Luck
>>44975900>spitevoting >>44975942There's absolutely no reason to get involved in this.
>>44975900>>44975951>>4497589217 Spirit18 Smarts9 Lucktop of the first 3
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>44975859Luck
>>44975859>>4497590017 spirit>>4497591710 smarts>>449758929 luck
>>44975990Thank you for aggregating the rolls when I'm too lazy to pick through them right this second.
>>44975988Eh, I kinda wanna see how Bradley dies to be honest
>>44975990>>44976016>>449760209 doesn't count
>>44976016...Or that. One moment, now I need to go through it myself...
>>44976020Actually I did overlook a smarts roll>>44976016is more accurate
>>44975988>spitevotingNo, regular voting after mindraping myself into voting stupidly out of spite.Get on my level.
>>44975988Tobias is our friend. We talk with him in hunter class and math every day. We eat lunch with him sometimes too. That's reason enough.
>>44976020>>44975892Does not count
>>44976047Actually, it does. Labels are necessary when votes have the same mods, but I've been lax with that rule when each roll has a different modifier and it's easy to tell what roll is meant for what.
>>44976117Rolls, not votes. One moment, I need caffeine.
>>44976115Anon. Honestly, why are you trying to cause our failure? Did something happen at home? Who hurt you?
>>44976179What the are you talking about? Not labeling has counted until QM stated otherwise.
>>44976310>no angie option. Shame anon, shame.
>>44976336But she's not best girl.
You smile at Bradley and Francine.“I think I can pull this off.”Bradley looks at you for a moment, confused.“What?”You point to the spell.“I could cast this. You were about to rip yourself to shreds, but I could cast this and then you wouldn't be a pile of blood and bones by the end.”Bradley glares at you.“I need to do this myself, I have to be the one who-”Francine cuts him off with a kiss.“He's right. You were about to decapitate yourself. And as hot as that would have made me, I like having you alive and intact more than I like my petty pleasures. Let him cast the spell.”Tobias stares at you, grinning from ear to ear.“Oliver, you're pretty slick. You're some kind of secret wizard. Alright, how do we do this?”You start dictating from the book the various steps for the ritual, going over them in detail to be sure everyone knows what to do and the order to complete the actions in. When everyone is in place you begin the chant, casting the spell piece by piece. Symbols are carved into the floor, dust scattered, and Francine steps into the center of the circle as the powder Bradley laid out begins to glow and drift towards her.As you complete the first portion of the spell the powder starts to cover Francine, surrounding her and building up in layers to form a sort of cocoon, and you can hear faint screaming from inside as you continue. Bradley looks horrified as the cocoon suddenly compresses into a sphere, blood leaking out of it onto the floor, but he stands in place to finish the spell. As you reach the last few lines the cocoon expands once more, and it begins to crack. You finish the final word and throw the book at the cocoon, which shatters.
>>44976379>being this wrong.It's okay anon. Some people just have mediocre taste.
The figure that stands before you is some strange mix of human and something completely other. The form is human-like, but the skin is black as coal and the eyes seem more like portals to some other, dark place than real eyes. Francine, or whatever Francine is now, turns towards Bradley slowly.“There's something that I need you to know, Bradley. Something truly important, the most vital thing in the world.”Bradley walks towards her with a smile.“What is it? Tell me, my sweet, I'm here, I'm listening.”Francine reaches for him, a hand moving to his chest, and Bradley's skin begins to turn black as he starts screaming, trying to tear himself away from her hand but unable to pull away.“I lied. I love you too much to ever part from you. So I'll keep your soul within me for all time, right beside my own.”>Nope. We out.>Are you going to kill us too, or are we safe?>Tobias? Run and get some help for me, would you?>Other (write-in)
>>44976442Way to go people.
>>44976442>Tobias? Run and get some help for me, would you?
>>44976442>>Tobias? Run and get some help for me, would you?Be a dear and go get Angie.Have Miniora text Meliora of the situation.
>>44976442>>Tobias? Run and get some help for me, would you?
>>44976442>Welp, my part's done. I'm gonna go get a sandwich or something.
>>44976442>>Tobias? Run and get some help for me, would you?Angie and Security please.
>>44976379Daughteru requested all mothers. All girls are now best girl automatically.
>>44976442>Tobias? Run and get some help for me, would you? Minoira, text Meliora a status update.>>44976456He was going to die no matter what.
>>44976501Daughteru is shit and not best girl so her opinion doesn't matter.
>>44976501We need a bigger bed first. Maybe we could combine beds with Mel...
>>44976505Yes, but now an insane monster has been released.
>>44976527Annndddd now we know you're not interested in the quest, just in causing problems.
>>44976556Like that wasn't going to happen every weekend anyway
>>44976527>Daughteru is shitOpinion discarded.>>44976556Eh. We'll see what happens.
>>44976442Damn, that's a shitty way to go. Oh well, there wouldnt really be any conflict if no one died with our nurse being a Reaper.
>>44976556>Implying a Monster isn't released from our pants every quest
>>44976569Fuck off with your hivemind bullshit, people can have opinions.
>>44976618It may be that she told us, expecting us to interfere somehow.
You turn to Tobias, who is staring in horror as Bradley's body turns into a withered husk.“Toby? Run and get some help, would you? The school nurse, probably. Also maybe some of the security staff?”He nods numbly and runs off as Francine turns towards you.“You've been a big help in regaining my true body. For that, I thank you. I'd like to present you with a boon before I leave to return home.”She smiles at you, an expression that chills you to the core. You try to look away from her eyes, but it's impossible. You can see Bradley behind them, pounding at some invisible barrier as he's dragged into the dark.“Name it and you will receive it. It is my duty to grant wishes to those who unlock chains and shatter prisons.”>Go back where you belong and stay there>Power works for me>Turn me into a vampire>Bring Bradley back to life, he didn't deserve that fate>Other (write-in)
>>44976667>>Go back where you belong and stay thereOr otherwise proceed to the nearest most convenient alternate dimension.
>>44976649Sure, but that doesn't mean we have to accept them. We're just telling you you're wrong. You don't have to change your opinion, we just don't accept it as valid.>>44976667>Go back where you belong and stay there
>>44976667Yeah, just brink bradley back that was fucked up.if not Power.
>>44976667>>Go back where you belong and stay there
>>44976667>Bring Bradley back to life, he didn't deserve that fate
>>44976667>>>Go back where you belong and stay thereWe could try for his soul, but she'll say no anyways.
>>44976667>Go back where you belong and stay there
>>44976707>>44976729>>44976756But she's leaving anyway?
>>44976729>weKeep up that hivemind bullshit faggot.
>>44976757He was doomed before we even met him.
>>44976756>>44976729>>44976707Oh, well. I wonder what power she could've given us, but safety is a nice gift too.
>>44976667>>Power works for mewell... might as well.
>>44976667>Power works for me
>>44976788We is appropriate as he speaks for several.
>>44976778Make sure she never comes back, ever.>>44976798I really don't tuck with Eldritch abominations, and power or gift she'd give is probably tainted to fuck and back.
>>44976778The stipulation of never coming back is applied, we did our job as a duly designated representative of this school we are ordering her to cease any and all supernatural activity and return, forthwith, to her place of orifin or to the nearest convenient parallel dimension
>>44976707>>44976729>>44976756We wasted time doing this crap and now we can't even profit off it?
>>44976667>Athena, my daughter, is missing a few pieces. I want what she's missing.
>>44976863This,I really want to fight her or get some power.
>>44976860We aren't a designated anything, and that's what the staff's job is.
>>44976863Yeah but I want my Ghostbusters reference. I am weak. sorry
Holy shit I just realized we just gave up the possibility of turning Meliora human.
>>44976888we are a hall monitor, badge and everything
>>44976667>Power. Hope we won't go insane
>>44976915We can do that anyway. Don't trust an eldritch horror to not ruin everything.
>>44976869To make our unnatural abomination natural, we'll probably have to convince the Fates to change how they weave her thread. We'll probably get slapped for adding a thread to the skein if we ever meet them, though.
>>44976667>Knowledge. Something on Crystal magic, if you could.
>>44976929She might be a djinn. Definitely not to be trusted, regardless, though.
>>44976946appointed by the current head hall monitor who was going to be holding interviews anyway
>>44976933Not if we waifu them.
>>44976977I dont think genies need black husks though
>>44976946We were deputized, we just haven't sworn service to the principal.
You hesitate for a moment. Any boon from her could come with all kinds of hidden strings, and you don't want to take that risk.“Go back where you belong and stay there. Don't cause any trouble. That's all I ask.”She laughs, smirking at you.“Cute. I was leaving anyway. But for your help, here's a little something for the trouble you went to.”She brings her hands together and forms a sphere of energy about the size of a bottle cap, which hovers there as she pulls her hands away.“Swallow that and you'll gain the ability to divide yourself into two bodies. Of course, you can't always trust yourself, can you?”She laughs and walks into the wall, vanishing. The orb falls and lands on the floor with a dull thud as it turns the same color as her skin, and whatever force was keeping you upright gives out. You land on your ass and sit there, panting quietly. Tobias runs back into the room.“I ran off and realized I was abandoning you and came back! Where is she?”He looks around for a moment before staring at the orb.“Did you beat her?”He makes a grab for it.“Is this her?”>Don't touch that, it's mine.>Yep. To finish her off, someone needs to swallow her.>No, it's a gift from her, one that I don't trust>It's her, and I'm going to imprison her for her crimes. Properly this time.>Other (write-in)
>>44976989Even the crone? fine by me, best sex i ever had was with a woman 18 years older than me
>>44977011Yes, so unnofifcial.
>>44977014>>No, it's a gift from her, one that I don't trustAlso, Toby, you dumb shit, you were running off to get help. Thank you for letting me know much I can count on you
>>44977014>Nah, it's something she gave me for helping her. She's fucked off to whatever realm she came from. Good riddance, too. So, see you at breakfast?
>>44977014>No, it's a gift from her, one that I don't trust
>>44977014>No, it's a "gift" from her, one that I don't trust
>>44977014>Don't touch that, it's mine.
>>44977014>No, it's a gift from her, one that I don't trustAnd this is why you don't trust Eldritch abominations in human form. Hell I wouldn't be practicing Blood magic unless a literal Angel lawyer looking over EVERY contract for me.
>>44977014Lets put it in our ass instead, she wont expect it.
>>44977014>>No, it's a gift from her, one that I don't trust
>>44977045Even him. Just convince him that we are not his child and we will be cool
>>44977063So he's absolutely Fred Astare to our Gene Kelly. Unreliable plucky sidekick. Perfect.
>>44977109Then our double will most assuredly be a complete butt!
>My precious.How about you we eat the sphere and help out Steven the king.
You pick up the orb and take off your robes.“No, it's a gift from her, a reward for helping with the ritual. I don't trust it. I think we should hand it over to someone who can get rid of it.”Tobias nods slightly.“I see... Well... I mean, I'll get rid of it for you if you like. You look like you're stressing out about this, and... it'll give me closure, I think. They were both my friends, and they both just... left. Bradley is dead, Francine is a monster and she's never coming back... I... didn't even say goodbye to either of them.”You hesitate for a moment. You don't know what this thing does, or if it'll try to make him eat it, but you don't have much time for arguing before midnight arrives and you have to start your ritual with Tellarie.>Take it and do with it as you please.>Get it somewhere safe, if nothing else. Somewhere it won't cause trouble.>Stick around. I'm about to do some real magic, we can work out what to do with it later.>Other (write-in)
>>44977130>Masculine pronounsBrush up on your greek/roman/norse mythology anon. The three Fates are the most consistent characters in all of them.Though personally i love lloyd alexander's take on them more.
Or give it to tinker. Then he may work in shifts.
>>44977230>Stick around. I'm about to do some real magic, we can work out what to do with it later.
>>44977230>>Stick around. I'm about to do some real magic, we can work out what to do with it later.
>>44977230>>Other (write-in)take it straight to Angie, update her on the situation, get her take
>>44977230>Nah, don't bother. You just got bad luck, exposed to an eldritch cult as your first dose of magic. There's plenty of fun shit out there. If you want, I can try swinging it so you can learn Elementalism from the math teacher.
>>44977230>Yeah, no. I'm not handing off the ball of barely-secured eldritch power and/or mindfuck. I'm going to make a box of magic, put it in the box, put the box inside of another box, then teleport it into a black hole.
>>44977210This is a pretty nice idea.
>>44977230>Stick around. I'm about to do some real magic, we can work out what to do with it later.We have us a minion!
>>44977299Then, MAIL that box to myselfAND SMASH IT WITH A HAMMER
>>44977300Let's give it to the Steve, then he can work in shifts and take time off.
>>44977348this might actually be the better option. Unless if our double learns something and we learn it when we reabsorb them
>>44977230Tobias is trying to steal our ball, don't let him have it.
>>44977386I'm about 90% sure the doubles are going to be evil twin bullshit, I'd rather have anyone that isn't us eat it.
>>44977348That is actually a brilliant idea.
>>44977230Can we just get it checked by Angie?
>>44977386And he can always tinker with the spell and make it better. I don't think we want to be tied to the foundry, we just want to be able to visit at will.
>>44977428Of course, THEN we can give it to the Steve, and warn him if it's a poisoned apple. He can probably use it either way.
Or.... fellas... we could.... waifu ourselves.
You pocket the orb.“It's potentially very dangerous. If we can make sure it's safe then you can keep it to remember them by, but I don't want you getting hurt. I've got a spell I need to cast in a moment though If you like, you can stick around and see some more magic.”Tobias immediately sits down at the edge of the room, nodding a bit.“I... I'd like that. That was the first spell I've ever seen. Hopefully this one will go better...”You slip your blood magic tome from your bag and nod a bit.“It's a ritual to summon a devil. I've made a pact with them to get power, and I've upheld my end of the bargain. Now they need to do the same. It's going to be a bit bloody, so I hope you'll bear with me. My life won't be in danger, I promise.”Tobias gulps.“R-Right. No worries here then.”You take out a knife and cut your palm slightly. Your phone beeps, one minute to midnight, and your tome opens to the ritual page. You let your blood flow onto the ground, and it starts to form the summoning circle, along with several rings of symbols inside it and several more outside. You can tell it's about to begin, the spell is just waiting for you to will yourself to cast it.>Summon Tellarie>Back out>Other (write-in)
>>44977495>Summon Tellarie>>44977489Athena already has two daddies.
>>44977495>Summon TellarieLet's call our Fucking devil
>>44977489But Anon, we're not that pretty.>>44977495>Summon Tellarie
>>44977495>Oh, by the way, agree to absolutely nothing she offers you. No matter what she says, DO NOT AGREE. Am I clear?
>>44977495>Summon TellarieLaugh maniacally.And I mean super-maniacally.Like "this person should not be outside of the asylum" levels of mania.
>>44977549I dunno, did you see/hear us singing?
>>44977495>Summon Tellarie>inb4 Tobias falls in love, actual true, pure, 100% heaven approved, love with Tellarie
Rolled 14 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44977575
>>44977553>>44977552These are clearly the best choices.
Rolled 18 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44977575
Rolled 17 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44977575SPIRIT POWA
>>44977593Pretty much. I'd be cool with both those write-ins going in.
>>44977589>>44977595>>44977602The previous ritual must have primed our pumps.
>>44977593>>44977623Agreed. QM, let us put on a show.
>>44977667hopefully the high roll makes us look like https://youtu.be/yZAY-78zhmw?t=3s
>>44977662She'll probably taste the remnants of whatever Francine was too.
>>44977697Im actually wondering how people see us from a 3rd person perspective now.
>>44977697I'm absolutely okay with this.The echo is a real thing, too. Any building more than 30 years old gets it.
>>44977697I love this song. So much.
>>44977765Do i see another Cajun brother. on our side?
>>44977697https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nt5mWCEsi-wCause why not.
You take a deep breath.“Last word of advice, don't agree to a single deal. Devils are tricky, and they always make things sound better than they actually are.”Tobias nods a bit.“R-Right. No problem.”He gives you a shaky thumbs up, and you smirk, before laughing heartily, getting yourself well and truly worked up. Your villain laugh could do with some work, but it helps you work the stress out of your system and get into the right mood for the spell. You wave your hand through the air dramatically, and cast the spell, letting the words flow. Tobias stares in a mix of awe and terror as the runes glow and lift off the ground, flowing into a single point in the center of the circle.As the symbols meet they form a black circle, and Tellarie emerges from it in their full glory, their true form, except this time they're clad in silvery armor. Their female half is covered in practical armor that does little to flaunt their bust, while their male half is adorned with silver chain mail cut in a revealing manner that almost, but not quite, takes all masculinity out of the equation. Tellarie smiles at you.“What do you think of the new look? Isn't it lovely? I look like a proper devil now, with armor and authority and minions galore. And it's all thanks to you. I've never felt this giddy in all my life. I knew from the start you were a worthwhile investment, and now it's time to follow through with our deal. I just know that we'll be best friends, you and I. So, let us begin...”Tellarie pulls up their sleeves and claws at their own wrists, blood flowing freely from them.“Ready when you are, boy-o.”>Let's get this show on the road. Hit me.>Actually, I wanted to ask about what you got out of our deal, exactly.>Give me a moment, I want to try my evil laugh again first>Be gentle, I've only done this once before you know.>Other (write-in)
>>44977808My friend, i am, unfortunately, at the top of the boot. I have family buried in Jena going back to 1860 though.
>>44977823>Give me a moment, I want to try my evil laugh again first>Let's get this show on the road. Hit me.
>>44977823>>Let's get this show on the road. Hit me.
>>44977823>>Actually, I wanted to ask about what you got out of our deal, exactly.>>Be gentle, I've only done this once before you know.
>>44977823>Let's get this show on the road. Hit me.>>Actually, I wanted to ask about what you got out of our deal, exactly.>>Give me a moment, I want to try my evil laugh again first
>>44977823>>Give me a moment, I want to try my evil laugh again first
>>44977823>Let's get this show on the road. Hit me.
>>44977823>Let's get this show on the road. Hit me.And meet me for poker later.
>>44977823>Oh, by the way, that prickly bastard mentioned having some anti-angel ring. I'm thinking it might make a nice gift for a friend. Did you manage to swipe it? I'd be open to negotiations at a later date for it.
>>44977931This, and this as add ins please>>44977918
>>44977823>Honey, you look dashing Selfie pic?>>44977848Its okay manI live in Virginia now but my whole family came from there. theres only like 60 people with our Last name which is cool
>>44977918Eh, I'd rather not invite her to poker. She's rude.
>>44978001C'mon, we gotta look good for Toby. Casually inviting a demon to play poker with us and an angel of death is hella cool
>>44977986Oh, i like this. Selfie with our demon too.Hi Gropey. I never did get that magnet put back in.My last name belongs to one huge family out of Italy. I was adopted into it by my stepdad.
>>44978042Not worth having to put up with Tellarie for more scenes than necessary.>>44977986Also kinda annoying, but less so.
>>44978001But we play for embarrassing moments, and i want to see what could embarrass a demon.
You smile at Tellarie.“Let's do this. I've been waiting for this moment for a while. Two boons at once, right? The next two tiers of blood magic in a single go.”Tellarie nods.“Yep. Regeneration and blood solidification, and of course, access to new methods of sacrifice.”Tellarie's blood begins to pool within the circle, swirling around at their feet, before a ring of runes forms in the air, and the blood begins to flow through the circle towards you. It flows towards your feet and creeps up your body. It's like being stabbed all over with tiny needles, and you can feel a sort of burning sensation as magic begins to flood your bloodstream and your bones.When the blood reaches your face you close your eyes so that you don't have to see what happens next, but it doesn't stop the blood from bathing your eyeballs anyway. The burning slowly vanishes and the blood disappears bit by bit, and when you open your eyes again Tellarie looks proud.“You've taken to it so naturally... Not a single mutation. I'm proud of you.”You nod slightly and steady yourself using your blood to hold yourself up as your muscles go numb.“Yeah, something like that. I guess that's all I needed you for, but...”Tellarie seems to be ignoring you, and they turn towards Tobias.“Oh, hello there dear. I didn't see you sitting there. I'm Tellarie, a devil of lust. And I can't help noticing that you're a virgin. Would you like some help with that? For a small price I can get you what you want from a certain professor.”>And like that, we're done. Bye, Tellarie.>Tobias, remember what we talked about. It sounds better than it is.>Eyes on me, Tellarie. I have some questions for you, and another deal.>Other (write-in)
>>44978129>And like that, we're done. Bye, Tellarie.>Tobias, remember what we talked about. It sounds better than it is.
>>44978129>And like that, we're done. Bye, Tellarie.
>>44978129>Tobias, remember what we talked about. It sounds better than it is.>>Eyes on me, Tellarie. I have some questions for you, and another deal.
>>44978129>>Tobias, remember what we talked about. It sounds better than it is.>>Eyes on me, Tellarie. I have some questions for you, and another deal.What was the other deal?
>>44978129>>Eyes on me, Tellarie. I have some questions for you, and another deal.Ask about the anti-angel thing/stuff that goofball had
>>44978129>Eyes on me, Tellarie. I have some questions for you, and another deal.The ring.
>>44978129>For a small price I can get you what you want from a certain professor.As a Jennyfag this greatly angers me.
>>44978158>>44978167>>44978170The ring? To weaken angels & protect Athena?
>>44978199no worries>>44978143>>44978158>>44978167ensured that we wont get a chance at anything else tonight
>>44978129>Tobias, remember what we talked about. It sounds better than it is.>Eyes on me, Tellarie. I have some questions for you, and another deal.>Seriously Tobias, you lose more then you gain,
>>44978199As someone that dislikes Jennifer, I share your anger.>>44978243You're welcome.
>>44978199Me as well. But unless we claim her, that'll keep coming up. Fenright put the moves on her once too.Though I wonder what he thinks after he saw that scene with the Dean...
>>44978129>Tobias, remember what we talked about. It sounds better than it is.>Eyes on me, Tellarie. I have some questions for you, and another deal.>Always have a Lawyer look over the deals.
>>44978257Do you have a preference, then? I'm okay with listening to our daughter and pursuing multiples, eventually. We're going to have to have a talk with Mel at some point too...Maybe while we supervise athena and Andrea's first date?
>>44978129>Toby, I can safely say you'd be a dead man walking if you took that deal.
“And like that, we're done. No corrupting the innocent, he's just here to observe. Bye, Tellarie.”You turn to the next page of the book and start casting the spell to dismiss Tellarie, who turns to you with a panicked expression.“Sorry, sorry! It's in my nature, and he's just so pure and innocent! I won't do anything, I promise, just let me stick around a little longer to make up for it properly, then I'll go on my own, promise!”You stop chanting for a moment.“Make up for trying to bait Tobias into a bad deal? And what do you plan to do to make that up to me?”Tellarie grins.“I did some digging on my side of things. It always pays to have information handy to sweeten certain deals. I got word that a certain person is coming to town, and that he's been contacting a few of my kind to cash in on old deals. One of the items he's acquiring is a golden ring that makes the wearer fall in love with the person who wears its mate, a cursed love that can never be undone, even in death. What better way to make someone loyal for a sacrificial spell than to make someone love you unconditionally past their dying breath? I thought you should be aware.”>Good. That doesn't change the fact that you're going home now.>Alright, fine, you can stay, but only until you stop being useful. Now answer some questions for me.>Other (write-in)
>>44978419>>Alright, fine, you can stay, but only until you stop being useful. Now answer some questions for me.Where's it's Mate? Also YOur former "boss" mentioned a ring that could protect from angels.
>>44978419>That IS interesting. Big D must have something fun planned if he's doing something like that. Got anything else?
>>44978419>>Alright, fine, you can stay, but only until you stop being useful. Now answer some questions for me.DRACULA!NO TAKING OUR WAIFUS.
>>44978419>Alright, fine, you can stay, but only until you stop being useful. Now answer some questions for me.Who's coming to town, how strong is that ring, what does it look like, did you get the antiangel ring?We'll play devil poker for answers if she doesn't want to just talk.
>>44978419>>Alright, fine, you can stay, but only until you stop being useful. Now answer some questions for me.>And also Tobias, take a good luck at bradley's husk, may that be a reminder of what can go wrong with a deal.
>>44978419>>Alright, fine, you can stay, but only until you stop being useful. Now answer some questions for me.....Drac's gonna date rape us...
>>44978524>take a good luck.
>>44978320Multiples is pretty much my preference now that daughteru has stated it, thereby giving a potential IC reason combined with Oliver's desire to not hurt any of them. Of the girls we've met, the one I'm most interested in having more encounters with is Catherine, since we don't know much of her yet, and she'll need daughteru approval before becoming a serious romantic option. I share the feeling that we should spend time with Mel soon, I feel like we've been neglecting her slightly.Supervision might appease the salty anons, or it might just bring that butthurt back up and result in votes for sabotage.
>>44978578Well, I'm one of the salty anons. Supervision is okay, though I honestly expect Andrea to be uncomfortable with it when she realizes how immature Athena is. I think exposure is the only way to fix it.
>>44978541>yfw he wants our daugtheru...
>>44978658The only answer. Absolute war.https://youtu.be/-LdYXYNtPJI
“Fine, you can stick around, but only until you stop being useful. Then you're going right back home.”Tellarie nods and smiles at you.“Of course. It's in my best interests to keep you happy while we have so many more potential deals to work through.”You grab a chair and sit down.“Tobias, take a look at Bradley's husk if you need a reminder about deals going bad. Now then... Who's coming to town, who has the ring's mate, and did you happen to get a ring from the devil whose place you trashed that can protect against the powers of angels?”Tellarie mulls the questions over for a moment.“Dracula, obviously, on both counts. And yes, I acquired a trinket like that. A ring that makes it harder for angels to see you or affect you. I've been wearing it on and off for a while now. It's pretty handy. I'll trade it to you, for a price.”Tellarie smirks slightly.“A devil like myself is still bound to some of the same rules as my lesser kin, and now that I'm a devil of status I need to ensure I have a lineage to avenge my sudden and inevitable betrayal at the hands of my followers. If you can provide me with a child, or point me in the direction of a suitable mother or father figure to do the dirty work for you, I'll consider relinquishing the ring to you. Or you could let me finish my negotiations with your friend in peace.”>And off you go. See ya.>I'll get back to you on that.>Tobias, wanna get it on with a devil so I can snag a neat magic ring? Nothing could go wrong.>No deal. Find something else to negotiate on.>Other (write-in)
>>44978658If the faggot wants to, he'll have to go through the autism of like 20 or so Anons.
>>44978658>acquire the mate>get Soot to teach us to cancel its effects>>44978718>Tobias, wanna get it on with a devil so I can snag a neat magic ring? Nothing could go wrong.>Actually lots could go wrong, but as long as you're aware of the dangers, it's your choice.
>>44978718>No deal. Find something else to negotiate on.
>>44978718>>I'll get back to you on that.I'm thinking one of the vampire coven maybe
>>44978718We... we need that ring for Athena...Could we make a child? Like we made Athena? But dumber to give to Tellarie?
>>44978718>I'll get back to you on that.Have a half demon daughteru? Not the worst idea. Angie will be mad though.
>>44978787I'm tempted, but maybe after we get more knowledge. Should we also ask about that gift we got earlier.
>>44978787I wouldn't say need. It was mildly useful, sure, but not need. Mel also has anti-divine weaponry, and it's not like Athena is leaving town anytime soon.
>>44978787It's asking us to bone it. I can think of worse deals.
>>44978718Just get Fenright to do it,hes a loser.
>>44978718>I'll get back to you on that.
>>44978718>>Tobias, wanna get it on with a devil so I can snag a neat magic ring? Nothing could go wrong.>Other (write-in) I need it to protect my daughter from a grim reaper.
>>44978858She'll even dress up like one of his japanese animes!
>>44978718>If you can provide me with a childLet's give him a animal baby. He's saying to give him a child he didn't specified if it need to be human or not. Or better yet a child's skeleton... Yeah like that would work.
You shake your head.“No deal. I'm not gonna let you take his soul or anything like that, and I'm not gonna sleep with you or scapegoat someone else and make them do it for me. Find something else you want from me.”Tellarie giggles.“That's all that I want right now. An heir. If you're that dead set on not giving it to me, then let me finish my proposition to your pal here and I'll give you the ring as a token of appreciation for letting me finish my work. If that's all then send me home.”Tellarie sits down and smiles, yawning softly.“Any day now...~”Tobias stands slowly.“Oliver, I... I'd like to see what they have to say. I mean... I know it'll probably backfire, but... what have I got to lose at this point?”>See ya, Tellarie. Sorry, Tobias.>Alright then. Tellarie, give me the ring first. Tobias, godspeed.>...fine then, you win. Tobias, some privacy please.>Other (write-in)
>>44978718>>I'll get back to you on that.We'll table it for now. Might not be a no, though.
>>44978884I dont think he'll do that after we told him to look at a husk of his friend.
>>44978910>See ya, Tellarie. Sorry, Tobias.Not whoring out Jennifer either, get raped.
>>44978910>See ya, Tellarie. Sorry, Tobias
>>44978910>>...fine then, you win. Tobias, some privacy please.
>>44978910>...fine then, you win. Tobias, some privacy please.Bone the lust demon
>>44978910>we let Tobias have a goOn one condition we make it look like eldritch francine.
>>44978910Your immortal soul, for one thing. Look at it. Do you really wanna be a torture vibrator for all of eternity?
>>44978910>..fine then, you win. Tobias, some privacy please
So can we just never summon this demon again? At least, not on friendly terms. If we're going to jam her into some kind of prison only to be released if she gives us the ring or murder her for unlimited power, maybe, but I don't want to put up with her for another scene where she gets to live. Wrath demon was way more tolerable.
WAIT, THAT DOUBLE SHIT. POP THAT, GIVE HER THE DOUBLE, WE WIN.
>>44979027I think tellarie is fun.
>>44978910>...fine then, you win. Tobias, some privacy please.Changed my vote.
>>44979051Hope we get a second chance to back out since we got a second chance to give in.
You shake your head.“Not happening. Sorry, Tobias.”You begin casting the spell to banish Tellarie, who just sits there chuckling quietly. As the spell completes Tobias just stands there looking at you. You can't quite tell what's on his mind until he balls his hand into a fist and runs at you, taking a wild swing that you easily avoid.“Why couldn't you have let me have that!? I just lost the two people closest to me, what else have I got!? Just let me have a cheap thrill, I don't care about consequences!”You sidestep his punches until his arms get tired, and he slumps to his knees, sobbing.“Please... Oliver, it hurts so much... Just one good thing... just one... It would have been enough...”>Tobias, hold still, and tell me you want to forget about all this. I've got an idea.>You've got me, and your whole life, and other people who care about you. Live, for their sake.>I care about Jennifer, Tobias. I like her a lot, and I couldn't let you force yourself on her on a suicidal whim. I'm sorry.>Other (write-in)
>>44979027She's just a lust demon. It's not like she wants genocide like the wrath demon did.
If it does go for us boning it, make her shift into Meliora
>>44979096>You've got me, and your whole life, and other people who care about you. Live, for their sake.>I care about Jennifer, Tobias. I like her a lot, and I couldn't let you force yourself on her on a suicidal whim. I'm sorry.
>>44979096>>Tobias, hold still, and tell me you want to forget about all this. I've got an idea.
>>44979096>I care about Jennifer, Tobias. I like her a lot, and I couldn't let you force yourself on her on a suicidal whim. I'm sorry.Ah, QM, you should have gin us
>>44979096>Tobias, hold still, and tell me you want to forget about all this. I've got an idea.
>>44979096>I care about Jennifer, Tobias. I like her a lot, and I couldn't let you force yourself on her on a suicidal whim. I'm sorry.
>>44979096>>You've got me, and your whole life, and other people who care about you. Live, for their sake.Dude if you want a girlfriend there are better ways than having a demon mindfuck someone into it. Also the school would crucify you for it, literally.
>>44979096>>>Tobias, hold still, and tell me you want to forget about all this. I've got an idea.>>You've got me, and your whole life, and other people who care about you. Live, for their sake.Get the double item checked for disadvantages, summon Tellarie another day, pop it then, bam.
>>44979121>>44979130>>44979136>>44979152This is literally going to turn him against us with the Jennifer bit.
>>44979096>You've got me, and your whole life, and other people who care about you. Live, for their sake.>I care about Jennifer, Tobias. I like her a lot, and I couldn't let you force yourself on her on a suicidal whim. I'm sorry.>It also wouldn't work. All the teachers are protected from that sort of thing, and there's a literal angel on campus.
>>44979158I guess that works. Though i doubt if Tellarie is actually sucking souls. She wants a half demon child. We'd have to raise it, is all.
>>44979096>You've got me, and your whole life, and other people who care about you. Live, for their sake.
>>44979181But unfortunately the rule of three has fucked us over with reactionary voting
>>44979181Oh, the completely ineffectual idiot willing to mindfuck someone to get laid and sell his soul in the process is going to turn against us.I don't give a fuck, anon. I do not give a single fuck.
>>44979181Lying gets people killed, anon. And friends don't let friends commit rape.
>>44979194No, she wants a kid, she raises it. Not going to pay for two mouths to feed.
>>44979213It's a retarded rule. Yeah hello Tobias hating us.>>44979219And then we get shoved in the back, learn to shadowrun.>>44979229This isn't lying this isn't telling him Oliveris a selfish pussy hog going mine mine mine at all the girls.
>>44979100The wrath demon just wanted five fingers for the ring. And that was on a shit negotiation roll.
You sit down in front of him and pat him on the shoulder.“You've got your whole life ahead of you, and people who care about you. I mean, we're friends, aren't we? You've gotta keep on living for their sake, otherwise who's going to remember all the times you had with them?”You look down.“As for why I wouldn't let you... If it had been anyone else you had your eye on then maybe I would have let you do it, to satisfy yourself. Living after this won't be easy. But I couldn't let you force yourself on Jennifer, I care about her too much. It wouldn't be right.”Tobias shudders a bit.“Oh God... I... Oliver, I'm so sorry, I... I didn't know, I just... I'm such a shitty person, I'm sorry, I didn't realize that you... And all this time I've just babbled on about her to you... Jesus...”He holds his head in his hands.“I didn't... I'm sorry...”You get to your feet slowly.>Wipe his memories, let him forget and carry on with his life>I'll forgive you, because I know what it's like to be in pain, but if you ever try anything like that again...>Let's go, Tobias. Come on. I know a place we can get drinks from, and I think we both need some.>Other (write-in)
>>44979253But if we raised it, it would be a demonic paragon of Justice
>>44979264>I'll forgive you, because I know what it's like to be in pain, but if you ever try anything like that again...>Let's go, Tobias. Come on. I know a place we can get drinks from, and I think we both need some.Better to surge forward and grow than forget all the pain in life.
>>44979219You have just described a fuckwit with nothing to lose and a perceived massive grudge. There is little more dangerous. He will either actually harm us or a large number of people around him in his vain flailing attempts
>>44979264>I'll forgive you, because I know what it's like to be in pain, but if you ever try anything like that again...>>Let's go, Tobias. Come on. I know a place we can get drinks from, and I think we both need some.
>>44979264>Dude, I'm dating her daughter. If you want to go after her, go for it, but I'm not gonna let you rape my girlfriend's mom.
>>44979264>>Let's go, Tobias. Come on. I know a place we can get drinks from, and I think we both need some.
>>44979264>>Wipe his memoriesSeriously this is a fucking favor,he watched one of his friends literally turn into a husk of his former self. you dont just let a man live with that..
>>44979264>>Wipe his memories, let him forget and carry on with his lifeoffer it at least
>>44979264>>I'll forgive you, because I know what it's like to be in pain, but if you ever try anything like that again...>>44979273>lust child>justiceHEH. Not mention the questions we'd be getting. "New kid?" "Demon spawn."
>>44979327We also just gave him a speech about living to remember them.
>>44979264>I'll forgive you, because I know what it's like to be in pain, but if you ever try anything like that again...>Let's go, Tobias. Come on. I know a place we can get drinks from, and I think we both need some.
>>44979264>>I'll forgive you, because I know what it's like to be in pain, but if you ever try anything like that again...>>Let's go, Tobias. Come on. I know a place we can get drinks from, and I think we both need some.I can teach you some magic also I think I need to read you in on ALL the supernatural stuff around.
>>44979331>HEH. Not mention the questions we'd be getting. "New kid?" "Demon spawn."That alone would make it worth it.
>>44979337It wouldn't be the first time we wasted time,Seriously I really dont want to imagine the fucking nightmares this guy would have.
>>44979376Nightmares are fun though.
>>44979376Well, we can tell him how there was literally nothing anyone could do, Bradley was destined to die there.
“I won't hold it against you, I've done stupid shit because I was hurting in the past. But this is the last straw, so to speak. If you pull anything like this again you can bet I'll put a stop to it. You're my friend, but I'm not gonna let you hurt other people to make yourself feel better.”Tobias nods, rubbing his eyes.“Y-Yeah. I... I get you...”You offer him your hand.“Come on. Let's go get some drinks, I know somewhere we can get a bottle or two. I think we could both use something after that fiasco.”Tobias takes your hand and you pull him to his feet.“Is it always like that...? Magic, I mean... dangerous, unpredictable... I always thought it would be, I dunno... safe. Magical, like fairytale magic...”You put the tome back in your bag and head for the door.“Something like that. Sometimes it is, and sometimes-”Presense pokes her head out of your bag and grins at Tobias.“Sometimes it fucks with you! Oliver, he's safe, right? I can show myself to him?”Tobias stares at Presence before looking at you.“Um. Oliver? There's a ghost in your bag.”>I've got a lot to tell you over drinks.>Tobias? Meet Presence. Presence? Meet Tobias.>Really? I couldn't tell.>You're hallucinating. Let's get you to the nurse.>Other (write-in)
>>44979403Personally I dont think telling him that much would help, he'd possibly go on a rant on that we couldve helped him (key word possibly) and honestly I dont think that makes up for watching him turn into a husk,
>>44979430>>I've got a lot to tell you over drinks.>>Tobias? Meet Presence. Presence? Meet Tobias.
>>44979430>Tobias? Meet Presence. Presence? Meet Tobias.>I've got a lot to tell you over drinks.
>>44979430>>Really? I couldn't tell.>>Tobias? Meet Presence. Presence? Meet Tobias.>>I've got a lot to tell you over drinks.In this order
>>44979430>I've got a lot to tell you over drinks.>Tobias? Meet Presence. Presence? Meet Tobias.It's a little late to be asking if he's safe, slimeball
>>44979430The more we interact with Tobias, the more I'm thinking he'd be a really good choice to replace Steve. Heck, he'd probably enjoy it. Just need to train him up so he can manage the trial.
>>44979430>I've got a lot to tell you over drinks.>Tobias? Meet Presence. Presence? Meet Tobias.
>>44979430>Really? couldn't tell.>Presence that wasn't a fucking cue to ask for attention on the other hand.>Tobias? Meet Presence. Presence? Meet Tobias.>I've got a lot to tell you over drinks.IN this order.
>>44979430>>44979466This add on, with a flick to her head, then this>>44979464
>>44979430>Yeah, I know. Anyways, you know about magic now, unequivocally. So I figure I should tell you some shit.Give him the low down about the school, how the whole town's a nexus for magical fuckery, Vampires and Werewolves and Leprechauns, stay away from the pool, shit's haunted, how we're here taking the whole fucking place by storm.
>>44979464Oh hey, we had the same idea.>>44979497
>>44979430>>44979499Like this boss.
>>44979486Honestly, I'm fine with this or the giving Steve the Orb. If Steve likes the Orb we can trade it for something REALLY REALLY nice and custom ordered
You nod.“Tobias, this is Presence, my poltergeist. Presense, this is Tobias. He's my friend.”Presence nods.“And a virgin, apparently.”She snickers a bit.“Want a hand with that? A literal hand, I mean. Just ask Oliver, I give the best handjobs around.”Tobias just stares at you and Presence, like part of his brain just shut down. You stuff Presence back into your bag and sigh, flicking her forehead for good measure.“She's kidding, poltergeists play pranks on people. And I have a lot to tell you over drinks.”Tobias nods slightly and follows you as you lead him into the hall. You pause for a moment to consider where best to head to. It's the dead of night, you could head into town and find a bar or something with monsters around to make your explanations easier. Or you could try to head for the Wolfe family home and see if they've got anything they'll let you have.>To the bar!>Call up Stephen and see if he's got anything to spare>Other (write-in)
>>44979578>>Other (write-in)We still got that invite to pool, right?
>>44979539I'd rather give Steve the orb. Tobias is the same age as us, too young to be tied to a fey realm for all eternity. Now, after Toby's trained up, if he chooses to take on the mantle on his own, that's a different story. But being The Steve is just another form of curse, from what we've seen.
>>44979578>Call up Stephen and see if he's got anything to spare>Hey, buddy, a human friend of mine just realized how low he is on the food chain and needs a stiff drink. Can you hook us up.
>>44979600You do indeed.
>>44979578>>44979600This. We can try the introductions there first, and introduce him as our new apprentice.
>>44979578>To the bar!
>>44979539Can we please just give Bowie the orb already?
>>44979578>>Call up Stephen and see if he's got anything to spareHead's up, Toby, you're now entering Oliver's Magical Realm!
>>44979578>>44979600>>44979633I third this plan. They're less actively hostile than most other monsters. But text Catherine first.
>>44979632Do you count as the third vote, Become?
>>44979653And it's gonna be one wild ride.
>>44979671Nope. But two other people agreed it's a good plan, so...
>>44979671>>44979657I thirded it. Lets put on our swim trunks and drink with the fishes.
>>44979711Or would it be drink like a fish? Maybe both?
>>44979686Mr. Oliver's Wild Ride has no safety bars, no lines, AND NO BREAKS
>>44979689I wonder if we can harden our blood to make a snorkel?
You pull out your phone and text Catherine while heading for the pool, asking her if she's at the merfolk party and letting her know you're on your way to the pool.“Someone owes me a good drink, and I think they might accommodate if we're careful and mind our manners.”Tobias nods a bit, looking pretty gloomy. You pat him on the back and check the text back from Catherine. She lets you know she's at the pool presently, as well as asking how you knew she'd be there. You respond that it was a lucky guess and lead Tobias to the pool, putting your phone and wallet in your bag.“If anything of mine gets wet and ruined it's on you, Presence. I'm trusting you with this stuff, alright?”You hear a muffled noise of agreement from inside your bag and you shrug. When you reach the pool the two guards look at you, then at Tobias.“Welcome back. Friend of yours?”You nod and smile.“He's safe. Your boss promised me a drink, and I think he needs one right about now. We can cover the price of any others while we're here.”One of the guards opens the door for you, and you walk in with Tobias. A general hush falls over the pool area once again, but the merfolk don't seem to be paying you as much mind this time. Tobias stares at a few of the sirens for a moment, looking at you.“Hey, uh... Don't they normally lead sailors to their doom...?”One of them climbs out of the water, clad only in a skimpy bikini.“Yep, a watery grave for the unwary. But you're not unwary at all, are you. You've got your wits about you. But you seem so tired, dear. Come with me, won't you? I can help ease your burdens.”Tobias swallows, looking to you for guidance before she turns his face back towards herself. She giggles and grabs his hand, pulling him towards the pool.“Come on in and join us, you look like you could do with some cheering up.”Tobias gives you one last glance, shouting as he's dragged off.“Tell them I didn't die a virgin!”
There are a few laughs from around the pool and you chuckle a bit as several sirens swarm around Tobias, remarking on how weary he looks and asking if he needs help with his soaking clothes.>Time for that drink>Try to find Catherine>Jump in and play wingman for Tobias, tell them his tale>Other (write-in)
>>44979849>>Try to find CatherineWe're the best goddamn friend he's ever had.
>>44979849>>Time for that drink>>Try to find CatherineRIP Toby, died crushing it.
>>44979849>Try to find Catherine
>>44979849>Time for that drinkThen>>Try to find Catherine>>keep an eye on toby
Sleuth roll plus Perception, +2
Rolled 20 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44979879
>>44979885Don't think we need to roll anymore, QM.
Rolled 17 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44979879
>>44979838>Tobias gives you one last glance, shouting as he's dragged off.>“Tell them I didn't die a virgin!”This was the right choice.
Rolled 4 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44979879
>>44979741Oliver:Ah Toby, i have such wonder to show you.
Rolled 15 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44979879Need that crit confirm
>>44979947-And on your left, you'll see Dracula, Lord of All Vampires and an invitation to a dinner for two on Christmas. Nice fellow, good family. OH! And that over there is my homunculous super-powered daughter and her nature-spirit girlfriend. I introduced them to each other. >Toby's Face
>>44980034Hey! Hands to yourself Andrea, or I'll cut them off!
You wander off towards a series of booths, looking for a place that looks like it serves drinks, and you find one fairly close by. As you head towards it you catch a glimpse of something cutting through the water towards you, and you head to the edge for a closer look. It's actually two somethings, and you squint a bit before you realize that one of them is Catherine. She pokes her head out of the water by the edge of the pool and puts on her glasses, looking around the room before she spots you and waves shyly. The other figure emerges next to her, smiling. She looks a little bit like an older Catherine with red hair, smiling brightly.“Well? Do you see him?”Catherine points to you, and the woman nods and climbs out of the pool, using magic to draw water from the pool as she swims towards you, Catherine following behind. You guessed that she was a mermaid, but the tail is kind of a dead giveaway that you were right.“Hello there, you must be Oliver. Catherine! You didn't tell me your friend was such a strapping young lad!”She laughs a bit and offers her hand while Catherine turns scarlet and hides behind her.“My name is Maya, I'm Catherine's mom. How do you do?”>Take her hand and kiss it, be as charming as possible>Shake her hand with a smile>I'm doing well. I'm here with a friend for some drinks, as well as to say hello to you.>It's been a rough night, frankly. I don't mean to cut this short, but I need to make sure my friend is alright>Other (write-in)
>>44980067>Take her hand and kiss it, be as charming as possible
>>44980067>>Take her hand and kiss it, be as charming as possible
>>44980067>Take her hand and kiss it, be as charming as possible>I'm doing well. I'm here with a friend for some drinks, as well as to say hello to you.Choose an option for how to actually answer her question as well, guys.
>>44980067>Take her hand and kiss it, be as charming as possibleIt's absolutely my pleasure, Maya.
>>44980067>using magic to draw water from the pool as she swims towards you,Jesus, she must be way more powerful than us.
>>44980067>Take her hand and kiss it, be as charming as possible.We didn't aspect to bard for nothing.
>>44980177Singing lessons with the sirens?
>>44980202With the way we singed while we were in Sammy's date i think we are pretty okay. But i would be totaly okay with it.
>>44980262Prestige class to spellsinger.
You take her hand and kiss it gently.“Charmed. And I'm doing well. I'm here with a friend of mine to enjoy ourselves with good drinks and good company, though I also wanted to say hello to you.”Maya nods.“I thought as much. I heard about what you did for my daughter, and I'm thankful for it. I don't have any material goods that I can offer as a gift, but if you need any help with anything, I'm in your debt. I'm sure when my husband comes back from his trip he'll have something to say to you as well.”Catherine peers at you from behind her mom.“Um... So... Will you be staying long, or...?”Maya moves to the side and pushes Catherine towards you gently, smirking.“Oh, just talk to the boy, he's not going to eat you!”Catherine stammers a bit before moving behind her mom again. Maya sighs a bit.“She's fine walking around disguised as a human by day, but in her natural form she lets her nature get the better of her... I hope you'll forgive her, we mermaids are naturally shy and elusive creatures. I guess they broke the mold with me though.”She laughs a bit and smiles.“I'll leave you kids alone. Have fun, and no more hickies young man!”She turns and heads for the water, laughing as she goes and leaving Catherine floating awkwardly on an orb of water.>Drinks?>Mind showing me around?>You look good like this.>Well then. Hi.>Other (write-in)
>>44980325>Drinks?>>Mind showing me around?>>You look good like this.All three.
>>44980325>>Well then. Hi.>Mind showing me around?We should ask Maya to teach us magic, if she can.
>>44980325>>Drinks?>>>Mind showing me around?>>>You look good like this
>>44980325>Mind showing me around?>You look good like this.Pay the pretty girl a compliment.Glance at Toby, make sure he's alright
>>44980325>Mind showing me around?>You look good like this.
>>44980325>>Drinks?>>Mind showing me around?>>You look good like this.
>>44980363Eh, let the man get whats left of his soul sucked out of his dick.
>>44980325QM, do you have a picture for Catherine?
>>44980420This one is close enough for her human form. Just imagine a mermaid tail and you get the idea.
You smile at Catherine.“You look good like this. It suits you.”Catherine fidgets, pulling at her hair.“N-No I don't... My hair clumps up the moment I get out of the water, I have to spend forever brushing it before school otherwise it always looks like a mess...”You shrug.“I meant the tail, actually. The whole look.”Catherine blushes and the orb of water wobbles a bit before solidifying once more.“Thanks...”You glance around.“Well, I came here for drinks, but would you mind showing me around a bit? I'm willing to bet it doesn't always look like this, right?”Catherine perks up a bit and nods.“We hide everything in the locker rooms and the storage closets. We get fresh fish in every evening from a local supplier, and drinks too. The water filtration system mixes the water with special alchemical reagents that mean we don't need to sleep, so that we can live normal lives during the day and be ourselves all night long.”She starts pointing out various stalls here and there, from fancy food stalls and places to drink to cheap and cheerful family dining spots. She gestures to a large, ornate throne surrounded by merfolk and explains that their king resides there, though he mainly engages in ceremonial duties rather than actual politics, which are handled by seven merfolk the king appoints to watch over the others.>Sounds pretty cool. Know any big shots around here?>Care for a quick bite and a drink?>I better go see if Tobias is alright>Other (write-in)
>>44980593>Care for a quick bite and a drink?
>>44980593>Care for a quick bite and a drink?That no need to sleep stuff sounds really convenient. Does it work for humans?
>>44980593>Care for a quick bite and a drink?Then>Sounds pretty cool. Know any big shots around here?
>>44980485I am an artist.>>44980593>Care for a quick bite and a drink?
>>44980670Not bad, anon. I'm not gonna lie, the pony tail does it for me, they always have.
>>44980670I am literally dead.also we're on Page 9
>>44980692I should not be allowed to have MS Paint.This is the fish I yanked it from.>>44980728I aim to please.
>>44980728Doubt OP is going to be alive for more than an hour, hour and a half tops. It's fine.
You walk towards one of the places she pointed out for food and smile.“Let's grab a quick bite to eat then. I came here for a drink anyway, and you said this place was good, right? Care to join me?”Catherine blushes and follows behind you, trailing behind you on the orb of water, and when you sit down she dismisses the orb, which flows back into the pool, carefully climbing onto the seat beside you and resting the end of her tail on the seat opposite her. A man with a long, curly mustache walks over to you and smiles.“Welcome! What would you fine folk like to eat?”He looks at you for a moment and pauses.“Hmm. A human customer. Wonderful! I always love accommodating new palates, it gives me new things to try! What will you have? I'll give you a discount if you make it something interesting.”>Catherine, what do you suggest?>Can you do steak? Like, beef? Catherine told me you guys do fish well, but you wanted interesting.>Surprise me. I've been told you're skilled, so I'll trust your judgment.>Other (write-in)
>>44980728I don't intend to run for too much longer. I'll give out before long. I have work at noon tomorrow so I need to wrap up shortly. I might pause here and continue tomorrow night til we reach a stopping point.
>>44980783>Catherine, what do you suggest?
>>44980783>>Surprise me. I've been told you're skilled, so I'll trust your judgment.
>>44980783>Catherine, what do you suggest?>>44980799Alright. I think this is going well, though. Too bad you aren't snowed in tomorrow.
>>44980783>>Catherine, what do you suggest?
>>44980783>Catherine, what do you suggest?We'll either get a good food suggestion, or Catherine's devious mind will ensnare that discount. Or both.
You turn to Catherine and smile a bit.“Anything you'd recommend that I try? I'm open to suggestions.”Catherine pauses for a moment before turning to the man.“Um... two crab cake dinners, please. And... and two glasses and a bottle of white wine...”The man scratches his head.“Well, sure, I can do that, but I was hoping for... Nevermind.”He turns and walks off, and Catherine smiles sheepishly.“The crab cakes are really good... When my dad comes home from his trips we always get them and eat together...”>Ask her about her dad>Make small talk about class and Tobias>Ask her about her mom and magic>Other (write-in)-I'll pause here and start next time with the conversation
You know, since we've brought Toby behind the curtain, we've got to push him in Hunting class. Being mediocre isn't good enough.
>>44980920>Ask her about her dad>Make small talk about class and TobiasSlip in another compliment or two as well.
>>44980920>Ask her about her dad>Ask her about her mom and magic
>>44980920>Ask her about her dad
>>44980920>>44980939>>44980942Both of these
>>44980920>>Other (write-in) Ask about her.We know, like, fucking nothing. She's cool, I wanna know more about our friend.
>>44980920>>44980939>>44980942>>44980952>>44980965>>44980981Ask all the things! We're safe, Toby's having fun, and we want to know more about her.
>>44981014This. We have crab cakes and a bottle of white wine. That's a perfect conversation meal.