The Raiders – Part 39You look down into the confused ruby eyes of Schechei, twin to Kteine and one-time mate to Falna. The spell that Yzia has cast upon her seems to have left her slightly dazed and the young spell-weaver gish who shows such promise looks up at you with the awareness that she might be killed at this very moment.This is largely because her mate lies on the table with the remains of the meal you have shared with your cadre, dead by your hand and Siobhan's burning blade, the metals transformed into seething energies and surrounded by ruby and sapphire flames of the elder Power you poured into her. You gaze at Kteine's twin, noting that she does indeed have the wide band of white along her scalp, a shimmering of her lightening hair. If you let her live, in a few months she will have a fall of sleek silver-white locks.Kteine, wisely, is kneeling as well, of to one side, while Yzia smiles at you from behind the githyanki warrior. Yashi and Rana are watching, enraptured by the bloody drama unfolding before them. Tzanzi looks moderately impressed, and Auena is silently and reverently wrapping Malnae in thick cloth-of-gold conjured my her psychic disciplines. Siobhan's shrieking laughter has died down to a sweet, hot murmur of blood-lust that suggest killing the female would be a mercy.You're not certain she's wrong.The spell Yzia used was a lesser spell, a Lesser Wish that has placed Schechei's mating in a temporary abeyance, placing a hold on her biological and psychological drives that would drive her into a killing frenzy at the death of her mate. The situation is more than strictly temporary. The next githyanki who has sexual relations with her – regardless of their desires and bodies – will be her mate, whether they want it or not. Yzia was very clear on that. It's entirely possible a group might have it happen.
“I am not sure what can be done for you, Schechei. Yzia's magics have made you into an incredible liability.” Yzia looks startled. “It is true, I might have done the same, Yzia....but to leave her like this is a threat. She cannot be used in battle – her battle lust will make a pair of her and whomever she mates with. Will it work in a group? Would two githyanki become her mates?” Yzia shakes her head: she doesn't know.Akko, to undo a mating perfectly would require abilities only the enemy would possess, or power on the scale of.... She suddenly turns to Tzanzi.You turn to Tzanzi as well. You have an offer to restore her power, her brain and mind, to undo the damage that leaves her without the telepathic abilities innate to your kind. The equivalent to a Wish. The price, however, is having your mind placed in a situation where your body is helpless as you explore an alternate reality where you were an immortal elan, a creature that will live forever. An example of what future you might have as one, as opposed to the situation you now are in.“Even half-undone as this wish is, I can ill afford the bargains that may force me into. I would rather resort to demonology or diabolism, to be sure.” You sigh and place Siobhan at Schechei's throat. She doesn't move, a testament to either how confused she is or how careful she is being. Kteine hoots softly in her fear and worry. As leader you have the power of life and death over her, and the situation is horrible in so many ways. Ask Schechei what she would do in your place. Seek the elan's help; there must be some way you can bribe or pay her without giving in to her offer entirely. Ask Tzanzi if she will give up her chance to become whole to save Schechei's life. Ask those here if any will be willing to mate with Schechei. Stranger things have happened. Kill the young githyanki – it is the greatest mercy you can give her at this point, and removes a terrible liability from your people. Write in?Siobhan suspects Kteine would bot be adverse to being ordered to become her mate, and it is an alternative you possess.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/XsQuestmistressPastebin: http://pastebin.com/5H8tWFRePrevious Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/2069521/Akko, Akatmosoko, like all her kind, has a measure of psychic ability. She will simply use most of these powers without prompting, instinctively, when appropriate. Her spells are another matter.>She is a high ranking Gish, and may give orders to low ranking Knights; mid-ranked Warriors; high ranking Spellcasters, Skulkers, and Murderers; and any Gish lower ranked than herself.>True Silver Sword: SiobhanSiobhan offers her opinions and advice on matters when a vote is called for, drawing on Akko's potent intellect and voicing subconscious thoughts for her to consider.>Current Spell SelectionWarrior's Mix: Combat+Defense+very few Utility>Current Cadre: Yzia:, Yzidriava: Ancient Mythic Solar Dragon, lover and companion. She may carry Akko and nine others, being gargantuan.Yashi: High-ranked Illusionist (Your Spellcaster); Class: Illusionist Wizard, Bound by Oath.>notSilver Sword: Fehr Vaed Tzanzi: High-ranked Murderer (First in Command); Class: Pureblade Slayer, Bound by Oath and Friendship.Auena: Mid-ranked Gish (Yzia's new quarry); Class: Psychic Warrior, Bound by Oath.Schechei:: Mid-ranked Gish (once mated to Falna, now bearing a curse); Class: Magus, Bound by Oath>Silver Sword: TiagotheKteine: Mid-ranked Gish (adoptive daughter and acolyte); Class: Psychic Warrior, bound by Oath>Silver Sword: Achris>Akko's Current Supreme LeaderDunzamn, a Lord Knight with a True Silver Sword (Voorsi), leader of the Raid upon the Elven and Human Kingdoms of Iridaiya and Boggsteading, respectively.>His dragon companion Jacinth, whose true name is an unknown, and is an ancient creature.Character Sheet always In Progress: https://www.myth-weavers.com/sheet.html#id=1009380 Spell Book: http://pastebin.com/WjH8UfyY
>>2108536> Ask Schechei what she would do in your place. Ask Tzanzi if she will give up her chance to become whole to save Schechei's life. Ask those here if any will be willing to mate with Schechei. Stranger things have happened.
>>2108536I'm kind of surprised that this is such an immediate problem since we have Yzia in our cadre and Rana as part of our... Support staff.That being said, I hate to waste a limited wish, and I kind of think Tzanzi is gonna need every advantage she can get over the Cenobite, and I'm pretty sure getting her brain restored won't actually make her worse?> Ask Schechei what she would do in your place.I guess it might be interesting to see where her head is at now.> Ask those here if any will be willing to mate with Schechei. Stranger things have happened.>Glance at KteineTo be honest, were things not as urgent I suspect it would have happened anyway given enough time.
>>2108549Because Yzia has basically installed a limited Wish-level curse into Schechei - if she is raped, they're mates. If a group of githyanki sexes her up, they're mates. When she goes into her next battle lust and rapes someone, they're mates. If another githyanki shows her affection, they'll very likely end up as mates.Regardless of what either party wants.
>>2108536Time for raiding!I dunno, they might work out fine but asking others to solve the situation doesn't seem very leaderly either. As long as Kteine or Tzanzi don't wish to volunteer their respective services I'm not the biggest fan of pushing them.>[x] Seek the elan's help; there must be some way you can bribe or pay her without giving in to her offer entirely.
Another issue is, even if it would not be nearly so bad as a mating with someone like Falna, it's hardly ideal for either Schechei or Kteine to be mated at all. I mean to us sappy players it seems like a cute idea, but we've been warned more than enough. Unless they're somehow not yet Githyanki enough, despite everything to suffer this particular kind of madness.
>>2108536>>2108549> Seek the elan's help; there must be some way you can bribe or pay her without giving in to her offer entirely.I don't really wanna, but I guess technically it doesn't really cost anything for us to ask.>>2108555I get that part, I guess I must be really overestimating how well Schechei would be able to hold off on succumbing to her battle-lust in that her almost immediate failure is inevitable?>>2108562I don't know about that, like despite being mated to Falna, Schechei did not at all share Falna's feeling regarding us, and even invited us to her Silver Sword ceremony.
Rolled 4 + 6 (1d20 + 6)Schechei makes an intelligence check.
>>2108536> Ask those here if any will be willing to mate with Schechei. Stranger things have happened.>look at Kteine
>>2108536> Ask those here if any will be willing to mate with Schechei. Stranger things have happened.if not> Seek the elan's help; there must be some way you can bribe or pay her without giving in to her offer entirely.>>2108562an ideal solution isnt really on the table though
>>2108572Yes, but even though mating can have less of an effect on them than it had on Falna (given Falna had huge insecurities regarding Akko already) it still comes with unarguable drawbacks. The most obvious of which is if this happened again with one of them in battle, the other would be lost to her frenzy as well, like the world's shittiest 2-for-1 deal.
>>2108573...never was the brightest of bulbs, was she?
>>2108573Haha, poor girl. Between Falna's death and the Limited Wish overwriting it in her mind, it's not strange for her to be out of it.
Rolled 11 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>2108573and a Sense Motive check.
>>2108581no problem there's no bad motives here right
I see you're looking forward to Ada as well XS?Gotta admit over a year of waiting for the comic is making me real antsy to read it.
Hell, no.Just, fuck no.Schehei is cute and a good girl and all, but we are NOT going through that crystal thing for her.We've done nothing but pay and pay and pay and pay for Schechei's sake, and frankly using our one shot at having Tzanzi be healed perfectly before forever is just too much.At this point, continuing to help the girl is just falling for the sunken cost fallacy (ie "i've already spent that much money on it, I can't just give up"), from a pragmatic standpoint.
>>2108601I mean, damn, we've spent one Wish and one Lesser Wish on her already. We're not spending another wish>>2108536>Ask Kteine what she wants for Schechei. She is the one who knows her the best and who has the most affection for her.
>>2108601Well yeah. I'm not rating her as more valuable than Tzanzi, and I'm not really sure if Schechei would either (and if she would, I feel like she'd be incorrect even from a practical standpoint). That being said, there might be some prices we can stomach
>>2108549>I kind of think Tzanzi is gonna need every advantage she can get over the Cenobite, and I'm pretty sure getting her brain restored won't actually make her worse?It would make her significantly stronger (though not ridiculously so), especially in a team.
[XX] Ask those here if any will be willing to mate with Schechei. Stranger things have happened. ....Kteine.[X] Seek the elan's help; there must be some way you can bribe or pay her without giving in to her offer entirely[x] Ask Schechei what she would do in your place.You study the befuddled githyanki warrior, and then glance at Kteine; Siobhan doesn't waver at all. Looking back to Schechei, you ask her very softly, “What would you do if you were I, Gish Schechei.”“I....I don't know, Leader Akko,” she replies hesitantly. “I am....I'm not thinking very clearly at the moment.”“Take your time. You have seen me, spoken with me, heard my opinions. What would you do, if you were I?” Despite the threat Siobhan represents, you are fairly certain it's the overwhelming magics and hormonal imbalances she's suffering from; while Yzia acted quickly, she still witnessed her mate's death, and while the spell is powerful, you suspect the surge of feelings, chemicals, and hormones could not have been dispelled quite as easily as all that.She looks down and makes a soft moue of her lips, whistling. Schechei sighs and looks up at you. “I would kill me, Akko. I am a liability, and you do not approve of love, or mating.”“Is there any who wish to lay claim to this githyanki warrior's body and mind, to be bound to her until death? Silence Rana, you are not githyanki.” The ifrit lowers her eyes and closes her mouth, clearly saddened by this turn of events. But it is Kteine whom you are looking at. You know the twin harbors feelings for her sister-in-arms, even after Falna ruined what she had between them. Tzanzi cannot lay this claim either, but she frowns, clearly disapproving of your current solution.“Speak your mind, Tzanzi.” She looks at you frowning even harder, and gestures her refusal with a slashing movement of one hand. Well, no matter. Kteine is torn, clearly. While nowhere near as wise as Auena might be, she is still intelligent enough to realize the main issue: there will be no second chance if a mate falls once again. Death of the mated will follow inevitably. She closes her eyes and the others here start to take notice; Auena's eyes widen appreciably, while Yashi places a hand over her eyes, shunning the cadmium-eyed psychic warrior.Now, that is interesting.You lift Siobhan and looks down at Schechei. She tilts her head to the side, giving you an opening to her neck and collarbone, offering you less resistance for the strike.“I will strike the blow, Leader,” murmurs Kteine huskily. Lowering Siobhan you look at her as she rises, and collects Achris. “I will not create a vacuum among our ranks by joining her in death if she dies, but I can at least do this for her.” Schechei looks at Kteine and smiles faintly.
>>2108605I guess I was considering that being immune to the Cenobite's mental attacks could be an ace we need, but from what we've heard that seems unlikely.
>>2108604>That being said, there might be some prices we can stomachNo there's not. We've already payed so much there is nothing we can stomach.At worse we could try doing the thing we did to the snake girl to make the mating part of Schechei's brain go to rest, but it's borderline Mind Flayer territory.
There is love there, Akko, Siobhan murmurs in your mind. There is none of the taint of disgust or revulsion for the emotion in her thoughts of it, only a sadness at the trap that Falna led them into and the cruel mess that she has left in the wake of her death.I know, beloved.I am sorry Akko. I did not think this through. I have cost us a warrior.Perhaps. Frowning you click at Kteine, and she backs off obediently, looking confused. “Tzanzi. Will you give up the healing I offered you to save Schechei's mind and life?”She looks at you oddly. “If it means retaining a good warrior? Of course. What stupidity brings that question?” You can't help the half smile at her response. Both you and she were always in agreement that her healing would take resources best spent against the enemy.With a twist of your wrist you return Siobhan to her natural state and remove the power that had turned her into a murderous weapon of raw energies. “Schechei, prepare to travel. Tzanzi, you will remain here with Auena, Yashi, and Kteine. Yzia, prepare to fly us to Schechei's temple.” Tzanzi looks surprised and Yzia's jaw drops. “And bring Gardeners to take care of this carcass. Tzanzi, see to her debts and then divide the remainder between Kteine and Schechei, with a were-gild for myself. I do not appreciate oath-breakers. Auena. Trade in Malnae for a silver Sword of your own, unless you wish me to make you one.”Schechei looks up at you in utter confusion. “But....why?”You look down at her seriously. “Because you, Kteine and Tzanzi all agree. Warrior lives are not to be wasted. Kteine knows that if she mates with you and one of you dies, then the other would follow quickly. So she would rather deal you the death blow herself and accept that her choice was to destroy a liability than risk two losses for one. I can respect that choice. So I will see what may be done to help you.” You look down at her seriously. “You have your orders, gish, obey them.”She salutes you and backs away towards the cubicle she shared with her once-mate. You glance around. “This rug would be adequate for a were-gild, I think. Make not of that, Tzanzi.” Her grin is vicious. “No, I did not instigate that fight just for that purpose. That would be crass.”Yzia is staring at you and you give her the equivalent of a mental shrug.  Don't bother explaining further, just go get armored. It's logistics and logic, not sentiment, don't be an idiot. They're a pretty matched pair, why break a work of art? Well, out with it. What? I think they're pretty, and they have great potential. I think Schechei will be a good lay. Write in:Siobhan think you're cute when you get all soft hearted like that, even if it's pragmatism.
>>2108611>[x] Well, out with it. What?Cute, indeed.
>>2108611> Well, out with it. What?Hm. See I guess while I generally see where Tzanzi is coming from, I guess I just doubt that Schechei will ever grow up to be worth as much as Tzanzi, especially not in our immediate future of standing a decent chance of getting killed by a Githzerai with the power of the elders and able to bend space to her will.But I guess it makes sense if you're a Githyanki?
>>2108611> Well, out with it. What?> They're a pretty matched pair, why break a work of art?> I think they're pretty, and they have great potential. I think Schechei will be a good lay.respect for kteine managing to refuse mating
>>2108611> Well, out with it. What?
>>2108611>[X] Well, out with it. What?
Yzia better bully Akko moderately for being such a softie. Even if it's our fault.
>>2108618also dont really want to put another wish into her when it makes more sense to fix Tzanzi
Also it's interesting that the option to trade Tzanzi's favor wasn't included in the actions for the post, and yet we're not bringing her along for this to kill two birds with one stone.
>>2108614It comes down to simple arithmetic I suppose? One whole warrior+One damaged-but-functional-warrior>One whole warrior, regardless of individual quality?... I could see that making sense for a culture that goes up against very dangerous foes all the time and seems to actively punish excelling too much.
i wonder if the elan will offer us anything other than turning elan in exchange for help
>>2108628Probably. She is about as immortal as you can get without being a god so it's not like she's in that much of a hurry, and she knows that Akko is very prideful, so forcing Akko into a corner doesn't do her any advantages.I'd wager that she's going to wish Akko to do a task that's difficult enough to still feel earned and not like a Trojan Horse and will in some fashion erode Akko's connectoin to the GIthyanki just a little bit.
>She looks at you oddly. “If it means retaining a good warrior? Of course. What stupidity brings that question?” You can't help the half smile at her response. Both you and she were always in agreement that her healing would take resources best spent against the enemy.Seriously?That's just ridiculous, here, we just killed a good warrior because we didn't want to deal with her petty drama anymore. By Tzanzi's logic, we should have >>2108611>"What can I say? No matter how much it pains me to admit it, I'm not as disapproving of love as Schechei said. Tzanzi loves the cause of *enemy*-destroying, and Kteine loves... in a way. Indulging them might just be worth the added cost.>"Well, time to claim all the debts Falna owed me. Do you want to come with your treasure and go acquire more treasure, my beloved dragon?"*hug her sensually.*>"Also, I have an attractive Githyanki to recruit. She was very interested in joining the Cadre should something happen to Falna. And I happened. Some other fool might try to stop me, though, so it might be entertaining for others."
>>2108630But Akko did keep giving Falna new chances, and only killed her because Falna herself was clearly antagonistic and getting worse, and we had no real ideas for how to stop that. Exhausting potential ways to help Schechei is in line with how Akko handled Falna.
>>2108624There is a reason for that that will become clear.>>2108614It's been mentioned before that Tzanzi considers herself to be valuable and effective enough as is to not require the expenditure of a wish and that using them for others is fine by her.
Wait, what.We're going to the elan *now*?Fuck that. Why should we waste a session on this when there is other things to do immediately?>>2108629Yeah, no, she might not want to force Akko into a corner, but she knows Akko is a pragmatist who will mostly do what she needs to do to accomplish her goal.The elan is totally going to make her choose between healing Tzanzi or healing Schechei. And next time Schechei will find a mate it will create the same problems.
At minimum we have to check if Falna didn't have ressources that could be useful right now.
>>2108630Remember, only a Wish can heal Tzanzi, nothing less - the psychic disciplines used to heal here would be of the same quality. But Tzanzi has been stated as refusing them previously. In fact, Akko makes her judgement calls on the values of warriors based on what Tzanzi taught her, more than anything else. Since Schechei is a magus, she (and Tzanzi) consider her more valuable than a simple warrior like Falna or a murderer like Tzanzi. The scale is skewed by type of warrior, rather than level of warrior.
>>2108611I'm way too tired for this tonight, can someone tell me what happened? Translated from XS?
>>2108637If the Elan forces that choice, Akko will heal one and then just ditch the Elan entirely though. It would be pretty counterproductive as an offer.The offer to turn her Elan only has power because it's something that can be actually tempting to Akko (however apprehensive she might be) rather than as a threat or chore to be bargained against. Because at that point, Akko will, naturally, start getting more suspicious. The deal to heal Tzanzi was more of a 'sign up for our monthly newsletter in exchange for this free trial!'
>>2108647We're not voting for the elan thing again are we? I'm too tired to stay up to vote....
>>2108642I guess that makes sense, especially if you consider that the primary goal of the Githyanki is to have as many warriors as possible who can at least give the Illithids a good fight and anything more than that is asking for trouble?
>>2108647>If the Elan forces that choice, Akko will heal one and then just ditch the Elan entirely thoughAs far as I'm concerned, Akko would do this anyway.>The offer to turn her Elan only has power because it's something that can be actually tempting to AkkoThere is nothing tempting about that offer. At best it's *convenient*, because it let her run away from her problems. >The deal to heal Tzanzi was more of a 'sign up for our monthly newsletter in exchange for this free trial!'More like "take this free sample, it'll show you what happen if you take the whole package. And if you get hooked, well, I'm not responsible, am I?"
>>2108653Not really, no! Honestly this vote isn't for any grand decision at all, at most it's just about how we justify our previous votes.
>>2108642I didn't realize that "magus = valuable" meant "kept using Wishes for one magus's benefit when a warrior of another type would be a better investment."As I said, Scheichei is a good girl, but I sincerely doubt she'll be able to repay one Wish during Akko's lifetime, let alone two Wishes and a Lesser Wish.
>>2108659>>2108653This vote is not about the elan, but we might get another vote about the elan thing later today.Because apparently my day wasn't bad enough.
sadly this might be the one time we would use a wish on Tzanzi since we would not use a normal wish on her since its a waste but a free coupon wish would be fine.
>>2108662If in the course of Schechei's lifetime, the net amount of Illithids and Githzerai slain by her (and Tzanzi as she currently is) is greater than what a fully-healed Tzanzi on her own would be able to do, then it's worth it.You might consider that dumb, I kind of do as well, but that's what Akko and Tzanzi consider to be what it means to be Githyanki.
>>2108668That's a bit "if". I don't really see how that'd be considered a worthwhile bet when you could, say, use the Wish to make other warriors stronger, or to help find more Illithid bases.
>>2108675Well remember that making other warriors stronger is actually not the best thing you can do, unless you believe that the Lich Queen is actually taking all the warriors on a special secret mission against the Illithids from which there is no return, and not just eating their souls.
>>2108678So making Scheichei stronger is fine, but not other warriors?
>>2108679It's not making Schechei stronger, at least not in the short term, it's making Schechei continue to be alive. Despite how they carry on, with their status games and medals and hoarding possessions, when you get down to it the Githyanki are communalistic as a race. Even if Schechei will never be as strong as Tzanzi would as Tzanzi currently is, much less Tzanzi as she would be healed (which honestly we don't know for sure, like Schechei might not be the kind of person to pleateau which means that given several decades or a century or two, surpassing Tzanzi is possible) two pretty good Githyanki are better at furthering the goals of the GIthyanki race than one great Githyanki.
[XX] Well, out with it. What?[X] They're a pretty matched pair, why break a work of art?[X] I think they're pretty, and they have great potential. I think Schechei will be a good lay.[X] Write in: Time to see what Lywedra has found to bargain with, and to check on a few other items of great interest.....this cannot have been that shocking, Yzia. What about this confuses you?Akko, you could have Tzanzi healed and whole! Why would you give up that to spend such power on Schechei?! Again! She moves to you and picks you up and sets you closer to your area of the tent, so that you don't have to deal with the blood or the body.You remove the blood from your clothing with a simple cantrip, and send your Unseen Servant for pen and paper. You have it scribe for you as you undress with Yzia's help, preparing to done your armor. You are making the assumption that is the entirety of my plan. The price I negotiated for Tzanzi won't change if it is Schechei, and Skattish will desire to convince me further. I intend to bargain with her for the other services. You consider carefully. Schechei is a gish. Her potential value is higher than Tzanzi's current value. Tzanzi's skills make her supremely valuable....and she has immunities to all the psychic powers and mental effects that can be mustered against her. But there is one other thing you are forgetting.Yzia's response is dark and filled with menace. And that would be what, Akko?Yashi truly likes Kteine. Yzia isn't sure how that matters, and she makes that obvious. Yashi is willing to follow me if I leave the Stronghold. If Yashi finds Kteine interesting and intelligent enough to befriend her, and Kteine is willing to kill Schechei despite feelings she has for her, then Yashi is an influence on Kteine that will keep her from falling in love with Schechei.Kteine is intelligent, wise, and charming. Yzia, Kteine is a prodigy in the making. If I can nurture that by saving her twin, rather than turning her into an emotional wreck, that's a small price to pay. You sigh as Yzia runs her hands down your body and looks up at you. You smile down at her. I think I like it when you're on your knees before me.So saving Schechei is an investment in Kteine rather than an investment in Schechei? she asks dubiously, ignoring your teasing. Are you becoming soft, Akko?
They're a matched set, and very sexy and lovely. It would be a shame to destroy a work of art like that. And then there is what Schechei would be without Falna's influence. I imagine sex with her would be quite intense, but she's loyal, smart enough to work with her cadre than against it even when mated. But most importantly....Tzanzi thinks she's more important than Tzanzi herself is. I'm intelligent, but I'm not always perceptive. I think Tzanzi sees something in Schechei that she wants to nurture or move towards. Or maybe she just wants to have sex with her. But Tzanzi did not want me to kill Schechei. And I do not know exactly why. She's refused healing before, but Tzanzi is ruthless. For her to disapprove of killing Schechei means there is something I'm missing.Yzia ponders that as she helps you into the padding for your armor. It can't be love – Tzanzi is missing those parts of her brain that would let her mate. What else could it be?She could be Akko's daughter.If you'd been eating or drinking you surely would have choked. Where in the Names of the Dead Gods did you get THAT idea from?She is clearly vested in the Cause. Her skills are still forming, but she is eager to learn, and willing to defy her mate to learn from the best. The cadre means more to her than her mate's approval. Akko, do you truly think that Yashi does not possess every single spell known to our kind after more than a thousand years? You concede that point. Yet when Yashi asked for the spells Schechei did not consider that, she only sought to assist us in battle, in spite of angering her mate. Again and again she defied Falna in order to provide assistance to us in battle. The Cause is meaningful to her. She said it herself: she is a liability, kill her. Yet she has on every occasion stepped forth in our favor even against her mate.I am almost ashamed to call myself intelligent after that.Siobhan's sweet voice becomes sultry. Does this mean I get to possess Tzanzi next time we sleep together?If you can convince her. Siobhan giggles maniacally in your mind. You look at the list of items you are claiming from Falna's treasures and send your servant off to deliver it to Tzanzi. I am hoping top have a replacement for Falna already. I have to retrieve her from Talvek and hopefully she has earned enough to make an offer to clear her debts to me with.Lywedra? Indicating your agreement she smiles and finishes buckling your armor on. She was rather pretty and seemed very intimate with you.
I was her first female, and consumed in battle lust. I broke her for all other females. She owes me for her life, she is eager to be away from Talvek, and she is close to Auena's skill level, though she is strictly a warrior. Lyw will serve us well, I think. You sigh and close your eyes. Yzia rises and strokes your hair back, looking into your face. You can feel her gaze on you, her desire and love and lust for you.Kteine's choice was respectable. Not necessarily healthy or wise, but respectable. I may not be entirely opposed to love as a concept, but I see these....situations occur, and I can see how terrible a thing it can be. If Tzanzi is healed....I do not know if it will be the same between us, because I know that there is more than friendship between us. you open your eyes. You and Siobhan are more than mates to me. The love I have is for you and she. Not even Tzanzi may have that of me.Yzia kisses you, slowly and deeply, and holds you crushingly tight. You reciprocate and Siobhan shares in your desire, and the warmth of Yzia's presence. Call in Yashi to see what she's found out about that crystal the elan gave you. Call in Kteine and see how well she's going to do with Schechei as she is. Call in Tzanzi and see why she is willing to give up her healing for Schechei precisely. Call in Auena to discuss her training and why you want her to have her own Silver Sword. Call in Schechei and see how stable and healthy now that she's had time to recover. Write in:
>>2108687Yeah okay, I think I can see it now. It's kind of hard to separate Schechei from Falna, and see her own merits, but it's important to keep in mind that the nature of the wish used to alter her mind and her very soul means she is exactly what Akko thinks a Githyanki should be, and that -does- make her worth nurturing.> Call in Yashi to see what she's found out about that crystal the elan gave you.> Call in Auena to discuss her training and why you want her to have her own Silver Sword.Or at least, ask her why she doesn't want her own Silver Sword.While I'm not opposed to the rest, I feel like we understand them well enough.
>>2108687>[x] Call in Yashi to see what she's found out about that crystal the elan gave you.>[x] Call in Auena to discuss her training and why you want her to have her own Silver Sword.An interesting perspective. Also interesting that we need Falna replaced, when it seemed our cadre was filled to the brim before we left to raid, but I suppose she was rather more senior than half of our remaining Gith and filled an important role. And I'm not opposed to fresh faces!
>>2108687> Call in Tzanzi and see why she is willing to give up her healing for Schechei precisely.> Call in Auena to discuss her training and why you want her to have her own Silver Sword.wonder how she will fit in, aeuna already feels kind of separate from the rest of the cadre even more so than tzanzi despite tzanzi being a scary loner
>>2108687>She could be Akko's daughter.>If you'd been eating or drinking you surely would have choked. Where in the Names of the Dead Gods did you get THAT idea from?Errr, what's so shocking about that?Akko has acknowledged the twins as her daughters, before. Several times, in fact.Also, while Scheichei was willing to defy her mate a bit and to get power that would help the whole Cadre, she also went against us the first time we spared Falna.Am I missing something, or...?> Call in Auena to discuss her training and why you want her to have her own Silver Sword.We've been neglecting Auena's training. We promised we would make her extra-powerful.>Call for whoever is needed to settle the matter of Falna's possessions. She probably had other debts that have to be paid, but given how much she owed you you should get the lion's share.
Do we keep making out with Yzia while we discuss with whoever we call in?I vote for yes, until the point the conversation get serious enough.
>>2108691Not so much a 'need' as 'helpful'. She'd make a better sparring partner for Aeuna, who needs to learn more martial techniques. Killing mages=/=killing gish or soldiers. Also, she would make a good minder for Yashi to let Auena into the raids.
>>2108694I think the shocking thing is the possibility that Tzanzi might care out of a combination of caring for Akko, and recognizing that being Akko's daughter makes Schechei very valuable?Also I'm not sure if it's possible for Schechei to directly stand opposed to Falna, so that might be asking too much?
>>2108697Certainly fair points, and I suppose since we managed with Falna there's little reason not to recruit her.>>2108693>>2108694More Aeuna time would certainly not go amiss!>>2108696Surely that's Akko's default state? I imagine it depends whether we want to specifically avoid teasing whoever comes (heh), or if it's business as usual!
>>2108694Tzanzi is dealing with the logistics of Falna's possessions; that is usually taken care of by the Gardeners, and much of her property is on the Astral Plane. Akko is plannign on having Kteine and Schechei shoulder that debt, which is why she told Tzanzi to split the remainder between those two.She's curious to see how they're handle it.
>>2108699>Certainly fair points, and I suppose since we managed with Falna there's little reason not to recruit her.Also getting her away from a creep she doesn't like (since Akko is a creep she likes) is nice.And I'm curious about what Akko exactly means when she says she "broke her for all other females".
>>2108704I see.Well, that's going to be interesting.Wonder how they'd react to suddenly owning several slaves. Do we still get the magic item Falna was planning to use to block us in an elf tree with?
>>2108705how rude anon, akko is far too sexy to be a creep
>>2108704I'm very curious to see that as well!
>>2108710Oh, she's a sexy creep.Though she tends to at least not impose stuff to her non-slave partners, so I dunno where that'd place her in term of Githyanki sex standards.Even with her slaves... well, we've never seen her just rape them for her own pleasure only, in a way that harmed them, but I'm pretty sure she did so with her more expendable slaves.
>>2108716considering how casually the idea of rape was mentioned in relation to schechei I think akkos far down the list of creeps in gith society at least
>>2108705Hopefully we will get a lurid demonstration.I’m curious as to whether the assistance of her draconic lover comes with her when she switches cadres.
>>2108687>[X] Call in Auena to discuss her training and why you want her to have her own Silver Sword.>[X] Call in Yashi to see what she's found out about that crystal the elan gave you.
>>2108718Well, battle lust yknow?Shit happens in the field. And we have already seen that the twins are appealing to Githyanki males.Hell, if nothing else an adversary could use a lower ranked catspaw to gain incredible leverage over Akko’s cadre. Especially if the mating imprint only went one way.
>>2108721>Hell, if nothing else an adversary could use a lower ranked catspaw to gain incredible leverage over Akko’s cadre. Especially if the mating imprint only went one way.I believe it would still be both ways; either way if it got to that point, Akko surely would have no issue killing them both. It would be unarguably a mercy for Schechei.
[XX] Call in Auena to discuss her training and why you want her to have her own Silver Sword.[X] Call in Yashi to see what she's found out about that crystal the elan gave you.You slide your hands along the voluptuous silvery tiefling that Yzia is currently emulating and she moans into the kiss, softly. Her tail lashes slowly and she presses an extraordinarily long tongue deep into your mouth, the bifurcated end caressing your tongue suggestively. There are things I must accomplish, Yzia.Accomplish them as I enjoy your kisses and caresses then, she demands with hints of amusement. So you do.Yashi arrives momentarily, and the wild-haired illusionist smiles at the sight before her. Your hands slide down to grip Yzia's derrière and you squeeze and pull up, her tail rising high in response and giving Yashi something very nice to look at as well. What can you tell me of the gem?It is exactly what she claims it to be. An intricate mental construct that provides an alternate reality that the mind experiences as though the body was extant in the reality it creates. The mental constructs are....peculiar. They depict something, someone like you, but very not you. Her mental emanations provide the nuances and details. The avatar of yourself is accompanied by a spirit, one that emulates Siobhan almost perfectly – aside from being a mostly immaterial spirit unless she is manifested as a weapon. The construct presents you as a gish, but of peculiar bent. Nowhere near as powerful, but holding the Elder Power still.You slide your hand up to grasp the base of Yzia's tail, your fingers locking into the bony structure and pulling firmly, making her rise to her toes and break the kiss in a slick, wet lick across most of your face. Yashi watches the presentation the tiefling-shaped dragon makes with great interest.No traps? What threat if I use it?Yashi smiles and scoots forward a little more and places one hand between Yzia's legs, touching her and making her gasp loudly. She rubs her fingers there, and Yzia moans very loudly. Your body will be helpless, but the time spent in the gem is irrelevant – it will exactly one minute that passes here. Akko, the gem is positively drenched in quintessence. It wouldn't take a master psychic to create, but to use it as has been done here requires something that no githyanki has accomplished in my lifetime. She implies that it is because they are taking by Her Majesty before that level of power can be achieved.She holds the Elder Power, and is likely something beyond the power of an archmage, Yashi. But if you tell me there is no trap aside from the allure of a new life, I believe you. She smiles prettily up at you, and Yzia gasps, rising onto the very tips of her taloned toes as Yashi does something beneath her.
The only trap I see it as is one that keeps your mind for a single minute. I developed several spells based on the concepts and construction of it. Her hand shifts and your dragon gasps and pushes back, leaning against your chest as you support her easily. You can see from the positioning of Yashi's hand that while her fingers are along and in the delicate petals, her thumb is somewhere quite different. How did you teach her to be so sensitive there?With my tongue and great patience. Yashi's pleasure and joy in your hedonism is rather intoxicating. Let her be now, Yashi. I will give you more later. She smiles and slides her fingers free but the removal of her thumb is what leaves Yzia gasping and shaking.Yzia's wave of warm gratitude mingles with yours as she slips away from your small portion of the tent. A thought, and Auena, still dressed in a simple black silken shift and a pair of silken leggings black as The Shadow That Abides., slips silently in as you lay Yzia on the cushions and straddle her waist. She doesn't resist, not even when you have your unseen servant hand you ropes of thick silver cord. Auena watches, blushing, yet fascinated as you tie Yzia's wrists together.I have returned Malnae to the Smiths who accompanied and they have returned it home. However.... She considers and then shrugs. I do not desire such a weapon. It smacks of slavery.It is not. The partnership is sum biotic, and stronger blades can easily overpowered by their keepers. We do not own our blades; they allow us to use them. She allows for that. Would you prefer one made by me?
She opens her mouth, shocked, says nothing and closes her mouth. Finally she spits out into your mind. You're a Master Smith? You affirm that you are, by Her Majesty made so. Could you....pair them as gauntlets?You consider, but you doubt you could make them paired – one gauntlet, yes, but a pair? No. Now, if you created a gauntlet and a source of power.... I will see what can be done. But Malnae is home, so that is good. You reach behind you and play with Yzia's bony tail slowly, increasing Auena's blush as she squirms beneath you, tied up and seemingly helpless. will be adding another warrior to our roster. She will be a sparring partner and watch over Yashi effectively, so you will get your gloves dirty. Ask her how she would like her training to progress. Suggest if she would like revenge now is a good time to to so with Yzia tied down. Tell her you will need her assistance with Schechei and Kteine. Why use gauntlets? Wouldn't cestus be more effective? Made Yzia make some pretty noises for the gish. Write in?Siobhan would happily let you use her flat for a spanking tool.
>>2108738> Made Yzia make some pretty noises for the gish.> Ask her how she would like her training to progress.> Why use gauntlets? Wouldn't cestus be more effective?
>>2108738>Tell her you will need her assistance for Kteine and Scheichei.>Ask her if she wants to talk about her reticence toward slavery.>Ask her about how she would want her training to progress>When her guard is down and she's in "answer Akko's questions" mode, ask her if she'd want to play with Yzia now like you're doing or if she'd rather be tied up prettily too. There is no shame in that, make it clear for her, but her reaction when her brain catch the question will be priceless, most likely.Of course the last part is only if it's not an insult to say a Gith might like being tied up during bedroom play. If it's insulting, please ignore it. I'm sure Akko would enjoy it with the right persons, in any case.
>>2108738> Made Yzia make some pretty noises for the gish.> Ask her how she would like her training to progress.
>Why gauntlets and not cestusSimple: grappling with cesti on your hands is a bitch.Though I must say, with her fighting style and "no slave plz" morals, Auena's a bit Githzerai in her approach of the world.
>>2108738>pretty noises>training?>revenge on the “helpless” dragon>write in, bite. That. Gorgeous. Ass.A paired weapon with a singular mind... its an interesting idea
>>2108738Damn I'm late, dinner called.>[x] Suggest if she would like revenge now is a good time to to so with Yzia tied down.>[x] Why use gauntlets? Wouldn't cestus be more effective?>[x] Ask her how she would like her training to progress.
>>2108747Eh, I would go with one gauntlet having the mind, but being connected to the other like someone can be connected to a non-sentient magic weapon.Though this makes me want to see Githyanki with Shushu weapons.
>>2108745While I can kind of see where you're coming from, I'm pretty sure that's literally the worst thing you can say about a Githyanki short of calling them being a willing Illithid collaborator (possibly actually worse than that because the latter might be seen as too absurd to have any merit to it)
>>2108738> Ask her how she would like her training to progress.> Suggest if she would like revenge now is a good time to to so with Yzia tied down.> Tell her you will need her assistance with Schechei and Kteine.
>>2108738>[X] Ask her how she would like her training to progress.>[X] Made Yzia make some pretty noises for the gish.>some choices feel like traps
>>2108742Gith seem to separate bedroom activities (well, it seems hardly restricted to bedrooms but still) and general hierarchies relatively hard, although presumably requiring the higher ranked Gith to initiate such activities. Well, when truly consensual at the very least.
>>2108745well grappling in general loses effectiveness somewhat as levels progress even outside of monsterous increases to combat maneuver defenses. freedom of movement basically negates the entire ability and any feat based on it. of course if there were a way to semi-reliably negate FoM then grappling is one of the best single target caster negation techniques.but even then there are ways around it.a set of Silver Gauntlets that negated FoM and provided a dimensional anchor effect would be effective. Especially since the primacy of FoM means that spellcasters dont have a lot of other sure fire counters.ooh, gauntlets that share their aura of enchantment with held weapons would give her some huge versatility. but we probably cant pull something that OP off...
[XX] Ask her how she would like her training to progress.[X] Make Yzia make some pretty noises for the gish.[X] Write in? Why the aversion to slaves? Would she be interested in some efforts concerning silken ropes? You do have an interest in her own very lovely posterior....The main and most serious question, is: how would you like your training to progress from here, Auena? You ask this while Using the shining silken bonds to Tie Yzia's legs wide and bent, threading the cords through loops created by wraps about her forearms that ink them together behind her back. Yzia is panting softly, Yashi's teasing combined with your efforts leaving her in a pleasantly tense sort of state. As you anchor a few loops around the base of her tail – which makes her writhe rather cutely - you continue. While my oath to you is important, I need some kind of guide towards how to help you best.Auena's eyes are wide and bright as you reach for Yzia's ankles, making her shiver delightedly when your bosom slides across her derrière. T's very obvious she is enjoying the show. I believe my weakest areas are fighting against more combat oriented gish-style warriors. Not merely because you defeated me so easily, but also because I am used to fighting spellcasters and the effort for entirely new training is beyond me.There is certainly no shame in admitting your weaknesses in combat to your teacher. You are accurate, but I can also say that strictly martial skills might be good to cultivate. you bring Yzia's heels up and tie them together, and then attach these to the base of her tail, making for a steady and constant pull. You smile at your handiwork: a silvery tiefling, face down, legs spread and calves and feet out of the way, bound to her arms.Auena is also admiring your handiwork, and you smile inclining your head as you spread Yzia's bottom, exposing her soft, heated sex and the rosette above it. You roll your head slightly, calling her to you. She crawls on hands and knees, her own derrière swaying prettily. You have now decided that ass is about to be yours, armor or no.You prefer gauntlets to cestae. Is there a reason for that?There is more articulation, but also because there is more room for gems to empower them, she comments mildly, reaching between Yzia's legs to caress the soft, wet flower of her sex. She strokes and pets gently, making Yzia moan in a lovely manner. How difficult would making a Silver Sword paired weapons?
With a wicked smile you reach up and gently place your finger along her lips. Auena parts them obligingly, perhaps foolishly, and you dip your fingers in the heat of her mouth. Sliding them free you decide Yzia needs to make pretty noises for Auena. You place those moistened fingertips along the dragon-turned-tiefling's rosette and she lashes her tail with a bright and startled chirrup, prompting you to catch her tail in your other hand since that spear-like tip a deadly weapon.Impossible, though I cannot tell you why this is so. Sufficient to say the forging process requires a single length of the weapon be intact. you smiles as she slides her fingers deep inside your dragon-lover, and you slowly work one finger into the tight rosette of her anus. She squeals loudly, and you work your finger in time with Auena. Still, I shall see about creating something suitable. In the mean time....tell me why you do not keep slaves.Auena flushes and smiles a little, looking down. I believe that free will must be encouraged by those who possess it, even against those who fall to their own misfortune to those so called weather looking like a squall. She keeps time with you, and soon Yzia is quaking beneath you. Though I must admit this is a new experience,That can be arranged, you murmur thoughtfully, as you force a second in with the first, making Yzia moan helplessly and brightly. Now....tell me of your plans to improve yourself....while you give Yzia some relief.Auena obediently lies down, her fingers spreading your dragon-tiefling's petals as she extends her tongue, while she struggles to concentrate on the task and your questions....>To Be Continued....
thanks for running, it was very fun
Thank you for reading and playing. We will continue with both questioning Auena and playing with Yzia (and Auena) next weekend. I need to sleep at once, but i will answer most any questions later this afternoon.
>>2108794Corrected sentence:Auena flushes and smiles a little, looking down. I believe that free will must be encouraged by those who possess it, even against those who fall to their own misfortune like warriors caught in a squall.
>>2108798Thanks for writing XS! Definitely interested in the further developments for Schechei, and what happens with Tzanzi's favor. Glad to see we got to have fun with Yzia and Aeuna again too. The latter may have the most luscious butt in our cadre, but it seems Yzia's is certainly the best trained~Hope you get some good rest for once!
>>2108798hey FQMwould it be possible to create the Silver Gauntlets as a double weapon by extending the gauntlets up the arms and connecting them across the shoulders?they would be of a single construction that way with plenty of space for the required length of material. and if it needed to be unbroken for the length could we not use a wide ribbon of flexible silver sword metal as the "spine" of the set?
>>2108798Thank you for running! I had fun and I liked how lively this thread was. It's very interesting to see Akko be able to care for so many things while still being evil, and the bit at the end with Yzia was pretty good.Also though it's not really your typical fare, I'd like to recommend Komi-san Can't Communicate if you have a couple hours to kill>http://bato.to/comic/_/comics/komi-san-wa-komyusho-desu-r16617It's pretty cute, potentially relatable, and gayer than expected.
>>2108804Huh. That definitely seems physically possible to make, and I don't know enough about how flexible silver swords can be to say whether or not it'd restrict Aeuna's movements, or if there's a limitation to how big the blade portion can be.
>>2108804Sounds plausible, although potentially with drawbacks (an enemy catching on and using the chain/tether/whatever as leverage for example). It's one solution if nothing else, so we have something that we could offer.
Thanks for running!Sorry to have been jerkass-ish at the start of the session.
>>2108798Thanks for running XS>See you have found best yuri alien.
>>2108804Yes, that would be possible, though it would more likely have to be a collar, armbands, and chains. The material of silver swords is inflexible because of the alloys involved.
>>2108808Actually, I enjoyed the heck out of Morita-san is Taciturn.https://bato.to/comic/_/comics/morita-san-wa-mukuchi-r384
>>2109320That was plenty cute, it's got a pretty different feel to it than the one I linked due to the setting being more grounded, and Morita-san not getting lucky and running into a boy with mild psychic powers makes dealing with her problems a bit more relatable.Though I kind of have a harder time distinguishing the supporting cast, and I don't really get if Morita's dad is a serial philanderer or not?
>>2109617Neither does anyone else, don't worry.