Sitting between the two buildings is an absolute heaven, the sweat that's built up on your slight exertions cooling in the sanctuary of this quiet space. The tolling of a bell signals lunch and all of the bandits' spirits are lifted. In a tide of robes and muscle they start rushing off, towards the tavern's neighbouring building. Leaving you with a conundrum, you're pretty hungry. But when will be a better opportunity than this to escape... or deal with their leader? This farce could allow you the chance to convert these heathens to the Lord, but it's also a chance to protect Sakahone.Then again, simply asking the boss why they're here in the first place is not something anyone has done yet.> Get some eats> Kill the boss> Meet with the boss> Escape> Write-In
>>1420996>Praythen> Meet with the boss
>>1420996>Meet with the boss
>>1421109>>1421097There's nothing for it then.Father who art in Heaven lend me thy strength. Allow me to shoulder this burden and allow me the judgement and wisdom to pick the path of righteousness.Despite coming to a decision and sneaking in a quick prayer, you're really reluctant to get up. Putting a hand on your knee to haul yourself up, you skul past the oncoming tides of bodies. "Sensei." Each on mutters in passing, some of them even inclining their head. "Shut up." You find yourself muttering by the third. Hopping up onto the small patio and opening the paper door with a slam and shutting is just as roughly. Your robe flows dramatically from the force of it, the door doesn't produce much of a noise due to your disatisfaction. But as the bandits feasting is drowned out by distance and hi tech paper. A strange sound comes to your ears.The laughter of a child.> Sneak mode> Barge in> Write-In
>>1421161>> Sneak mode
>>1421161>Sneak modeSneaky sneaky like a sneky
>Sneak*DEUS VULTs internally*
>>1421190>>1421185>>14211841d20+4 DC 13
Rolled 14 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>1421195
Rolled 11 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>1421195
Rolled 2 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>1421195
You creep closer, listening the sultry seductive voice of Lady Thievery take on a lighthearted tone, quite alien to the rest of her character; "Now princess Yasei-Ji! I have you!" She roars like an ogre or some monster and stomps around comically. Little footseps moving around the room closer to your wall. Behind you is a lantern which you skulk over to an snuff before your shadow blows your cover., listening in. "Now then poppet, the Ogre has a sword bigger than yours... what do you do?""Be quick!" The childish voice answers and you hear a swoosh as something is swung through the air. "And if he feels no pain?" Thievery retorts,"Fight Smart!" The child answers and you hear something heavy topple over. Soon wood clashes on wood from inside the leader of the band's room. But there is giggling from both parties involved.> Make your presence known> Walk in> Leave> Write-In
>>1421233>Make your presence knownDeus Vult?
>>1421233>> Make your presence known
>>1421233>Make your presence known
>>1421281>>1421280>>1421277>>1421273> Say Deus Vult> Knock> Shout Lady Thievery's name
>>1421286>Say Deus Vult
>>1421293>>1421291>>1421288>>1421281>>1421280>>1421277>>1421273"Deus Vult!" You shout, sliding open the paper door as quick as it can go (and throwing it off it's runners as you underestimate your strength) What you see is an odd scene, Lady Thievery is in her undergarments, save for the lower part of some kind of uniform thing. and Squirming under her grip is a child, the little girl having raven hair, bright blue eyes and two twintails that bob as she protests under the tickle assault.The two are currently staring at you gobsmacked, at least you didn't come in with sword drawn - that would be kind of hard to explain. You'd probably try to bullshit that it was emergency training though... something like that.> Politely request to talk> Demand to leave> Kill Lady Thievery> Write-In
>>1421334>> Politely request to talk
>>1421334>Politely request to talk
1 moment, writing in a few secs.
>>1421340>>1421338"I uh... came to talk." You awkwardly stuetter out, honestly you've never been comfortable aorund children and well - here's a child. Affectionately cowering in the arms of the woman you know as a vicous bloodthirsty warlord of a roaming band of bandits."Uhm. Yes. Quite." Kokatsuna replies, standing and smoothing down the lower half of her - the half she had yet to undress. "I'll just uh.""Oh yes. Of course." You agree moving to step outside."No, just uh. Turn around or something it'll be two seconds." She says."Your hair is pretty." The little girl says."Thanks Um." You stammer. This is more awkward than... someone... did something in church. You swear you had something for that, did they fall... no their communion robe slipped or something..."Her name is Yasei-Ji." Kokatsuna says as you turn your back. "She's the boss really." The pale woman admits sounding a bit amused, "It's all for her."> What do you mean?> You seem to have a lot more hold here than her> Why are you hiding her?> Write-In
>>1421509>> What do you mean?
>>1421509>You seem to have a lot more hold here than her
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>1421534>>1421523
>>1421534>>1421523"What do you mean by that?" You find yourself genuinely curious."Well. You see." She pauses, "You can turn around now by the way." You do so, finding her dressed in her full fancy white and pink kimono and Yasei-ji writing on a scroll with some fancy quill. "Well, we all resorted to the banditry and outlaw because we had to run form our home." "You were all giving up! Because of him!" Yasei shouts, her face red over her work."Yes. We ran from him and it was you who gave us hope." She leans down proudly over the girl, "Our little sunshine.""Mooooom." She protests, before the two look at you like deer in headlights.> So this is your girl. And you want me to hand the princess and army.> Look, honesty is a virtue. Just level with me.> I don't care who she is or who you are. Just about Sakahone being safe.> Write-In
>>1421594> Look, honesty is a virtue. Just level with me.
>>1421594>Look, honesty is a virtue. Just level with me.
>>1421630>>1421609"Look. Kokatsuna-sama, honesty is a virtue. Level with me." you say taking a seat on one of those weird floor pillows everyone likes."Well, we come from district 80. Where you learn to kill or die." She says looking off into the distance."I've heard a similar context from someone here." You respond, thinking of your first day and Inpu's sage wisdom.Your hostess scoffs at this, "Sakahone is a pradise compared to our district. By the time I was nine years old I had killed my first man, by sixteen my count was double my age." She frowns, "It is a battleground, where the screams of the dying are the lullaby that sends you to sleep and the alarm rousing your call." A silence falls over the room, you honestly don't know what to say. It sounds like you imagine Hell would."I'm rambling again!" She laughs, "It was bad okay? Like really bad." She shrugs as if her horrible upbringing is nothing, "But what matters there is gangs; your meninstalls the warlord you're relatively safe for a while. If you strap on a sword with no colours you're dead. If you have no blade and no tribute, you're dead. Wear a different colour and lose a scrap, you're dead." Lady Thievery says looking at you."You seem very familiar with it." You say warily."Very. Like I said, I had a lot of bodies to my name." She says picking up a cup and downing it with a shaking hand, "But then came the night. Nobody screamed." She shuts her eyes before continuing, "The Demon. He exterminated us. To a man, woman and child. Except us." She looks for another drink but finds the cup empty.> Where are you from> So why here> I'm adept at demon slaying> Why not just settle down> Write-In
>>1421719>> So why here
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>>1421719>> Why not just settle down
>>1421719>> I'm adept at demon slaying
>>1421866>>1421788"Why here?" You ask bluntly, "Why not just settle down somewhere one or two villages over?" "Honey, you really think these fools are going to drop the swords and pick up a fishing rod? We've been killers from birth." She looks on the verge of giggling as her daughter picks up her scroll and gently blows on it."Why here then?" "Well. We headed East for a while. Desperate. Then we headed South once we found purpose and raided." She states simply, "When we found out Sakahone was stable and prosperous we set our eyes on it." How she so casually describes being a infestation on your home is infuriating but you're beginning to feel like you're pushing your luck."Wll then worst case scenario, I'm quite competant at demon slaying." In an effort to wrestle control of the situation, but your boast is cut through with nothing more than a condescending smile."Oh yes, but where I see a demon. You'd just see a child." She waves you away dismissively but you don't quite budge yet."Where are you from anyway?" Yasai-Ji lifts up the calligraphy she's worked on, raising the scroll to you. You're still pretty bad at reading this kanji stuff, but it looks like "New Tree.""Look upon our name in despair." Lady Thievery says drunkenly, a slight slur after taking a long swig from a fat bottle, "We hail from the district of death. Zaraki"Walking out you feel clear on your objectives.> You're going to train your pupils into disciples of sword and lord> You need to get out of here> You need to kill these people before they turn on the town> Write-In
>>1421980>> You're going to train your pupils into disciples of sword and lord
>>1421980>You're going to train your pupils into disciples of sword and lord
>>1421980> You're going to train your pupils into disciples of sword and lord
>>1422998>>1422860>>1422711"I will devote myself to them. I will shepherd them and guide them. For they have been shrouded in darkness and been tainted." You monologue as you walk towards the dojo that is your lodgings, "As you forgave so shall I. As you taught so shall I. They shall be disciples and crusaders. They shall be cleansed in service and in your name shall they seek glory.""Nice speech." Inpu says flippantly from the well you're passing."Thank you." You answer before doing a double take. "INPU?" You shout, before realizing that is stupid and instead whispering, "Inpu?!""Yup. Good to see you alive. Let's go!" He says with that impish childhood grin on his face, "If we leg it we can get out before their sentry gets back from his pissbreak."> About that> Okay let's go> Get out of here idiot!> Write-In
>>1423491>> About that
>>1423506>>1423494"About that." You begin."They're keeping you hostage? Got it - I'll rally the village and we'll-" He begins to have a maniacal light in his eyes."Inpu. I need to be here." You admit with red cheeks, "It's not that I'm running away; but."> It's my calling (Convince Him)> I'm going to try and get rid of them (Pretend to be out to kill them)> If I do what they want they might leave (Pretend to be bamboozling them)> Write-In
>>1423568>> It's my calling (Convince Him)
>>1423586Heading to bed for the night, fucking busy life is killing me.Calling it for convincing. 1d20+4 for diplomacy best of 3 will continue tomorrow.
Rolled 17 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>1423592
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>1423592
Rolled 9 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>1423592
>>1423734>>1423600>>1423596"Look Inpu. I can't go." You admit, rubbing your arm, "It's my calling to be here.""Oh you're going to say some stuff about your God again aren't you." Inpu grumbles, leaning his back against one of the well walls and supporting himself with his legs. All that just to cross his arms and glare at you, "Ever think that sometimes things happen just because they happen?""Well I do, I think God works in mysterious ways and-""I think sometimes you need to ask yourself if the world revolves around you." HE looks really upset as he crawls out of the well and checks the coast, "I'll let everyone know. But, Hidoi and Betty won't take it well."Looking around you notice the toilet door open, "Take care of yourself. I'll be around when I can." There's a small moment where he looks like he's going to huge you. You pre-empt the awkwardness by quickly wrapping your arms around him.He promptly disengages and sprints off, skulking behind a small bundle of rocks for cover as he makes his ay around behind the outhouse. He'll get out of here, you're certain.But now it's time for class.> Start off explaining about God.> Start off inviting them to come at you and show them the gap in strength.> Ask what each of them wants to learn> Write-In
>>1424464> Ask what each of them wants to learn
>>1424464>> Start off explaining about God.
>>1424464>Start off explaining about God.
>>1424491>>1424466>>1424465You walk into your dojo to find all of your new disciples milling together in hushed discussion. The big guy is almost bent over in order to join the huddle between Lady and Katta."So." You begin, tying your hair back into a ponytail and walking into the main open space of the dojo. "I am Sukāretto Sutorenjā. I will accept Sensei, Suka-Sama or Sukāretto." You say inviting them to stand on the opposite edge of the mat to you with a gesture.The three line up an kneel politely, drinking in your speech with thirsty eyes."I know Katta. But not your names. Let's start with you." You point at the brute."I am Gronamura." The purple haired giant says slamming his fist into his palm and bowing slightly, "I'm looking forward to learning from you Sukāretto-Sensei!""And you?" You point to the Lady who smirks cockily,"Name's Nion." She says pointing a thumb at herself with a wink, "Nice t'meetcha Sukāretto."You hear Katta tut and grumble at the informality, but you're not particularly fussed."So I'm going to speak for a while. Explain where my power comes from, so settle in." They're attention is focused on you, quite unsettingly so.> 3d20+4 best of 3. Bonuses for strong write-ins.
Rolled 12, 18, 1 + 4 = 35 (3d20 + 4)>>1424507
>>1424519Oh the big man didn't like that.
Rolled 7, 12, 8 + 4 = 31 (3d20 + 4)>>1424507
Rolled 3, 18, 14 + 4 = 39 (3d20 + 4)>>1424507
>>1424519>>1424525>>1424539>>1424579162418 (using the crit on first roll second target to cancel crit on first roll third target)CHA lvl 6New Skill: Prosphetalyzing
"Well, the Lord God who rests in heaven; who is also his Son and is also the holy spirit guides my hand and my actions." You state, "Every iota of my strength comes from him, every aspect of my being is filled with devotion for him, his light and his love for us."Nion raises a hand, "So like... you ask this guy for power and he's just like - sure!" You shake your head and cross your arms, "No. He doesn't give freely, you still have to work hard and strive for improvement.""But you praise this deity and it gives you the inner strength?" Katta states stroking his chin, "I fail to believe that's your only source of power.""Yeah, you probably have some ultra secret training!" Gronamura shouts."I don't. We're all souls, here. God is the creator of souls, so naturally he is the one who blesses us with the soul energy that allows us to function." You calmly explain, "Through his providence we can grow strong. By believing in his craftsmanship we can find the determination to improve. With faith in him and yourselves, you are capable of what Ishi and I displayed and perhaps more."Katta is the first to stand up, nodding to himself as if some internal arguement was concluded. He draws his sword and approaches you, "I wish to devote myself to this path Sensei." The other quickly draw their weapons and follow suit, "I'm in." Nion says."Hell, anythin' new ta' do is good." Gronamura concurs. Well your soul's strength isn't technically from Father. But a good summation. Shall we put them through the ringer? Lucifer asks in your head.> Ignore him and spar with one of them> Concur and invite them 3v1> Admonish him for thinking he knows anything of God> Write-In
>>1424865>> Concur and invite them 3v1
>>1424865>Concur and invite them 3v1> Admonish him for thinking he knows anything of God
>>1424865> Concur and invite them 3v1Idf we roll 1
>>1425120>>1424963>>1424879Write once I'm done riffing on shitty anime with Paranoia Quest QM.
>>1425170STop cheating on us!!!
>>1425368>>1425120>>1424963>>1424879You're one to talk Korn. I saw you in the fetish quest that turned horrible rape smut bad end quest. Of course. Are you going to help me again or am I on my own here? Of course Scarlet-Sama "Come at me." You asay aloud beckoning them with your free hand and clenching your sword tight."Who?" Gronamura asks."All of you." You explain."Are you se-" Nion begins but you have to bring your sword up to parry Katta as his almost white blade moves ina blur before you. You manages to lock your footing down and swing back, after his inital onslaught you're both locked up. It's easy for you to force him back with a baseball esque swing of the blade, your disciple sliding along the mats and stumbling as the other two finally begin to move.> Spd Lvl4 Start hitting them from everywhere> Str Lvl 4 Overpower Someone (who)> Fin Lvl 5 Stand you ground and defend> ???Lvl13 Flex your full power> Write-In
>>1425432> Fin Lvl 5 Stand you ground and defendAnd tell then what there doing wrong.I i dik what you mean star.That quest got dark fucking fastNaver wanted that.Oh well
>>1425432>> Spd Lvl4 Start hitting them from everywhere
>>1425432>Spd Lvl4 Start hitting them from everywhere
>>1427396>>1427084>>1425671Roll 1d20+4 for speed.
Rolled 11 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>1427516
Rolled 10 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>1427516
Rolled 16 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>1427516Eh.
>>1427522>>1427521>>1427519You whoosh over between Nion and Gronamura and lash out. Gronamura manages to get his blade up to block the sword but Nion isn't so lucky - you bare foot connecting solidly with her face. Katta comes in from behind you and you whoosh to the bigger man's side and deliver a shallow cut along his belly. Like a wind blowing in gale you continue dashing around all of them and delivering short cuts, kicks and punches.Everytime Katta parries you or locks swords with you - nobody can react to your stillness before you've moved on to harrassing another member of the dojo.Nion gets frustrated as you begin focusing in on her, chaining your whooshes together and striking her with the hilt of your blade in the side, then a kick to her back from behind before she's even fully staggered, finished off with a leg sweep.Gronamura actually is the only one to lay a hand on you, his arms locking you in a bearhug. But a quick elbow the the ribs with some soul power added sends him sprawling. Easy. I don't even think you needed me to pay attention Lucifer complains.Gronamura and Nion are down and groaning, but Katta is standing stock still and his eyes tell you he's been analysing and thinking over everything you've done. Honestly, you shouldn't have ignored him so long - the other two needed attention sure, but he's the only one who's soul energy you can feel without trying your absolute hardest.> Fin. Lvl5 Swordfight your student> Str. Lvl4 Brings fists to a swordfight> Spd. Lvl6 Let's see what he's picked up> ??? Lvl13 REALLY see what he's got
>>1427571>Fin. Lvl5 Swordfight your student
>>1427571>> Fin. Lvl5 Swordfight your student
update soon, just had to go buy doggo food.
>>1427623>>1427588"Alright Katta." You saw spining your blade around and taking it up in two hands. "Show me what you've learned."He closes his eyes and takes a depe breath, small little flickers of silver soul energy coming into existense around his hands. "Here I come Sensei." He warns as he streaks towards you in a flash.> next session will start with 1d20+5.Thanks for joining me. Q&A feedback or whatever can be given in thread or on twitter.Shill Stuff:Tw: @StarbornQDiscord Invite: https://discord.gg/USPFgKa Discord Commands: ?rank [StarbornQuest][CabinQuest][WCNQuest]Lewd Pastebin: http://pastebin.com/u/StarbornOPWhat Came Next Archive:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?searchall=what+came+nextWCN CS: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uFJ0XoIx33KUUq64lJbjuX8HGFTvwFS4LtuW7maxjK8/edit
Rolled 2 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>1427808Hmm.
Rolled 4 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>1427808
Rolled 11 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>1427808
Rolled 8 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>1427808e
Rolled 5, 3, 4, 1 = 13 (4d6)