Want to know a secret?
There's another world underneath this one. A world of demons and petty gods.I died once. Turns out a bloke like me doesn't have much to look forward to.But I cut a deal. That's what I do best.I got to come back topside. Now I hunt the demons that escape Hell and send them back.My name is Bill Zeebub...
*CRASH*"Aaaaah!""Out of my way!"Looks like this is the place.I can feel a faint wrongness in the universe that spikes with every hard footfall. I could play it safe and take the back door......but if I'm facing what I think I am, the laws of magic say I need to use the main entrance like a respectable customer.
No sign of the wait staff. Or any customers. Better that I don't have to explain myself.*KLANG!*"Eeeeee!"Looks like I found the problem.
"Aaaah-!""Ease up, love, Judy Ferguson has the day off. What's all the trouble, then?"
"The head chef's bloody possessed!""MORE MEAT?! MY HUNGER MAY BE SATED YET!"Worse than I thought. A spirit of gluttony. The ones tied to vices are the hardest to get rid of. No time to wonder how it got hold him right now.
Oh shit LegoQuest! Let's do this!
"Afraid I've got to send you to bed without supper, mate.""WITH WHAT, FOOL? YOUR POWER IS TRIFLING COMPARED TO MY HUNGER!"
"Yeah, about that...">Fight>Bluff>MagicRoll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, Hellfinder! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 6 (1d12)>>996609MAGIC
Rolled 7 (1d12)>>996609Fight!
Rolled 4 (1d12)>>996609>Bluff
Rolled 11 (1d12)>>996609Ladle magic!
Rolled 12 (1d12)>>996609Magic
Rolled 4 (1d12)>>996609M-m-m-m-magic time.
"You see, I knew you'd be here, so I came prepared. This is the Ladle of La'Karesh. You've heard that name before, I'd wager.""THE LADLE OF LA'KARESH- IMPOSSIBLE! IT WAS SEALED IN THE TOMB OF DAVID THE UNKNOWN MORE THAN-""More than four thousand years ago. But nevertheless, here it is, and there you go! KYAN RAGASH!""Eeee-!"*SHHHHIIINNNNNNG*
"NOOOOOO! YOU CANNOT SEND ME BACK!""Like hell I bloody well can't! KYAN RAGASH!""AAAAAAAHRGH-!"
"But... that's just one of our kitchen ladles!""No worries, pet. That was just a banishment spell I tarted up a bit for the occasion. Seems to have worked-"*CHRA-THROOOOM*
"RAAAAAAAAAHH! MEEEEAAAAT!""Eeeeee!""Bloody Christ-!"Roll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 9 (1d12)>>996747Throw vegan meals at him!
Rolled 7 (1d12)>>996747Freeze him in place with a spell and force feed him Sriracha sauce.
Rolled 11 (1d12)>>996737Check the sou chef for possible possession
"I think you've had enough long pig for today, mate-"
"-Try some roughage!"*SPLUT*"GAAAAAAH- KALE!"
"AAAAAH! THE TASTE! SO FOUL! I CANNOT STAND IT- GKKKKK-!"
"Look! He's changing back!""I see it, love-"
*HURK**SPLUT*"Aaaah- *koff* *koff*"
"You alright, mate?"" I- *koff* I think so...""Bill, that was bloody unreal!""All in a day's work, love. But there's still one dish left to be served.""What do you m-"
"I never told you my name.""FOOL, I WILL-"
"NOOOOOOOO-! I CANNOT GO BACK! I CANNOT- I CANNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooo..."
"Bloody hell, my head-"Roll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 5 (1d12)>>996988throw more food at her, just to be safe
>>996988Read the newspaper on the wall see if we can glean any useful information from it
Rolled 5 (1d12)>>996997Whoops
Rolled 7 (1d12)>>996988Order dinner
Rolled 6 (1d12)>>996988Ask them what the last thing they remember is. Maybe if this was part of a larger conspiracy we can get out of town in time.Then ask payment. You basically saved their souls.
"Listen love, I know you've been through a lot in the last few minutes, but I need you to take a bite of this. Just to make sure that thing's gone for good.""Slag off, I've already got the taste of bloody kale in my mouth!"
"Say, this isn't you at the grand opening, unless you've had a bit of work done. What's-""In here! Toward the kitchen!"
The bobbies. Figured they'd show up right when I need a little peace and quiet.>Run>Bluff>MagicRoll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 8 (1d12)>>997077>Bluff
Rolled 2 (1d12)>>997077Bluff.See if you can work the kale in, for style points.
"Well, if it isn't the one man I least wanted to see..."
"Didn't know you were back in the country, Zeebub.""Evening, Chief.""If this is something to do with those ghost stories of yours-""Nothing of the sort. Just happened to be passing by and saw the commotion.""And you just happened to find yourself in the middle of this mess by accident.""That's about it.""...""Care for some kale?"
"Listen, you bloody little pissant, don't go stirring up things in my city just because you think you've got a divine calling.""It's nice to see you again as well.""Your friend Tompkins was released this morning.""Tommy? About time. Not for good behaviour, was it?"
*CRUNCH*"Get out of here before I think of something to lock you up for.">Go Tommy>Sneak restaurant>Consult spiritual advisor>Something elseRoll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 6 (1d12)>>997200>Go Tommy
Rolled 11 (1d12)>>997200Consult spiritual advisor
Rolled 2 (1d12)>>997200Go see Tommy
"Kris, it's Bill. Say, let me talk to Tommy, will you?"I can always count on Tommy to go straight to Kris's apartment."What do you mean, took him away? What did they look like?"
"What do you mean you don't know what they looked like-"*CLICK*"Hello? Kris?"
I should have stayed in Brazil.
I got started a lot later than I wanted to tonight so I should probably stop here, but I might be snowed in for the next couple of days so I will be running this all the way through Monday. Now that I have some vague idea where things can go, I can put some more stuff together in the morning. Hope everybody's having a good time so far!If you're new to Lego Quest, there's a wiki with a whole lot of useless trivia on it:http://legoquest.wikia.com/wiki/Lego_Quest_WikiWe're inching towards our seventh year of baseplate-based disorder, and most of the last sixish years' worth of stuff is archived on suptg, along with all the images:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=lego%20questAnd if you're on Twitter, you can get a tweet whenever an episode starts or resumes:@EndmanOfFuturonHappy New Year, Legonauts!
>>997267Welcome back LQ!
>>997267Argh! It always ends so soon!Happy new year, LQ
>>997269>>997275>>997276Thanks everybody!A new set made a cameo at the beginning of this episode - I got the Corner Deli in the mail as a Christmas present this morning and put it together this afternoon. It takes up a nice chunk of scenery in its folded-out form, so I figured it would be a nice addition to the street scene.
>>997267A new year, a new legoquest!
>>997684Glad to have you back anon!Building stuff now, but we'll be back up before too long
And if anybody's interested, I'm posting some of the kitchen builds over on /toy/>>>/toy/6097865
OK, should be starting back up in about 20-30 minutes!
When I get to Kris's apartment the door is locked. Nothing I can't get around.No magic, just a misspent youth in sunny Manchester."Kris? It's Bill, you about? Had some trouble with the line-"No answer.
The telly's on. Not like her to leave it going while she's out.
Just as I'm about to reach over and switch it off, something shifts in the bedroom, and that sense of wrongness in the universe flares back up.
Too dark to see inside.
Times like these I wish I carried a gun.Roll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field.
Rolled 6 (1d12)>>999594we've got fire magic, right?use that to light up the room
Rolled 1 (1d12)>>999594Flick the light switch.
Rolled 10 (1d12)>>999594> cast magelightOur use your lighter
That wrongness feeling gets a bit worse as the light switch for the hallway clicks like a dead insect.The thing about magic is that the universe gives it up grudgingly, and any bloke with a sense of decency should use it as sparingly as possible.
>>999734This quest looks... interesting
The other thing about magic is that it's really bloody convenient sometimes.
The bedside lamp is just as dead as the other lights."Where the bloody hell is-""Giving up so soon, Bill?"Christ, anyone but this.*CLICK*
"Nancy. Lovely to see you."Nancy. Nansitira. A demon of some pretty unsavory visceral pleasures. Something like a succubus.Now I know you're probably chomping at the bit thinking of all the lascivious behaviour that I could get up to with her, but keep in mind that I said like a succubus. Specifically, she's what you would call a harridan. Those visceral pleasures are dredged from your mind and guaranteed to be the things you enjoy the least. Hence her current appearance.
"You've been keeping poor company, Bill-""-I thought I was doing fine until I stopped by here."Or why she's currently reminding me of the girl I dated for four years. It wasn't a pleasant breakup."The powers-that-be aren't happy with what your friend Tommy is up to.""Tommy? What's he done that's any concern of you and yours?"Nancy is a demon, true, but unlike that poor asshole I tussled with at Manzini's, she's allowed to be here."He's been meddling with things beyond his ability to handle. He must have picked it up from you.""Tommy doesn't know enough to summon a cab, much less whatever you think he did. Now where is he?""Why should I tell you? As I recall the last time we saw each other you left me inside a bottle. That wasn't very nice of you, Bill-"
"Someone needs to punish you!""Bloody Christ, woman!">Fight>Bluff>Magic>OtherRoll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 1 (1d12)>>999811magic!
Rolled 10 (1d12)>>999811>Fight
Rolled 4 (1d12)>>999811>OtherPromise her stuff in exchange for her help to find Kris.
Rolled 2 (1d12)>>999811This >>999832There must be something she wants our she wouldn't be here. Let's avoid fighting if we can.
"I'm warning you, Nancy, don't get in my way if you don't want me to test whether the fire alarm still works.""Such a big, strong man with all that magic power..."
"Let's see what you're like without it!"*CRACK**PSSSHHHH*"Aaagh-!"
*CRACK*"YAAAAH!"I swear to Christ I'm not enjoying this.Roll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 6 (1d12)>>1000036Play dead
Rolled 1 (1d12)>>1000036Freak her out with the shit she hates to like. Soft rock, bunny rabbits and little old ladies who drink too much after church.So just croon at her.
Rolled 10 (1d12)>>1000036Enjoy it.
Rolled 5 (1d12)>>1000036Take her whip and give her a taste of her own medicine.
Rolled 12 (1d12)>>1000036Throw your shoes at her to give you time to get to the kitchen and find a bottle to bind her in.
"Look - aaah! I know we parted on hard terms last go-round, but - aaah!"*CRACK*"Oh, Bill, don't pass out on me so soon..."
"...we're just getting started!"Roll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 2 (1d12)>>1000190Ask her to dinner before anything else happens.Maybe it'll rekindle something.
Rolled 5 (1d12)>>1000118>>1000131>>1000250Ok, doing what she hated failed. Try these.
Rolled 5 (1d12)this is awfully hot lqi vote for Bill to just embrace his new destinylet it be the birth of dominatrix-quest
"Aaaahh- look, love, I saw a bottle of wine in the kitchen. How about you let up and I'll make us some-"For a brief blissful moment I think she's had enough of me.
"I think we can skip the meal and go straight to dessert."
Rolled 11 (1d12)>>1000345Scrub self will brillo pad.
I don't so much wake up as realize that I'm not being actively assailed by a dominatrix with four thousand years of experience."Uhh... bloody Christ..."
"What the f-""Finally awake?"
Rolled 11 (1d12)>>1000466SCRUB SELF WITH BRILLO PAD.
"Had enough of me?""Hardly. You're getting up in years, Bill. Not as spry as you used to be."What did I tell you.Harridan."So did you arrange this whole little encounter just so you could reminisce about old times?""Hardly. I want you to do something for me.""I thought that had been taken care of.""Something else.""Why the bloody hell should I help you?"
"Because you want to find your little friends, and I know where they went. Thanks for the pack.""Those are my fags, you bitch!"
"Your friend Tommy has been swimming in deep water. He's gotten himself in too deeply, it seems.""What's he done?""He found a certain book at your place while you were away. A book of summoning.""The Necrobibliograph? He couldn't make heads or tails of that-""He figured out enough. Enough to set up a side business helping out others. The powers-that-be aren't happy with how easily he's been making it for certain residents to up and leave their retirement home. Wasn't enough to stop him from getting nicked last week stealing a television set, but you never were good at choosing your company.""Present company excluded. Where's he gone to?""They took him to the White Room. They're holding him there until the solstice.""And supposing I'm able to get in there and get him out, what was it you were looking for out of this?""I want you to use the Necrobibliograph to sever my ties with Hell."
"You said he was helping people - did Tommy have something to do with that glutton?"
Just like I said.Always the thing you don't want."Bloody Christ... Nancy, you bitch!"
It takes me longer than I'd like to get loose.
>>1000708Well at least you can dress up snazzy. When you find your pants.
Longer still to scrub the smell of harridan off of me. I keep going until the water turns pink, then keep at it an extra ten minutes just for good measure.
>>1000513Oh man, that filename got me good.
The White Room. Seat of London's magic council. Nearly impregnable. But she said they weren't going to offer Tommy up until the solstice. That means I still have two days to figure out exactly how I'd prefer to commit suicide.I should have stayed in Brazil.>Go apartment>Go spiritual advisor>Go pub>OtherRoll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 12 (1d12)>>1000766>Go spiritual advisor
Rolled 11 (1d12)>>1000766To the pub!then we can get drunk and pretend we're working.
>>1000766>Meet spiritual advisor at pub. Ask everyone constantly if you can bum a fag.
Rolled 2 (1d12)>>100088121d1+ecid
"Bill! I had a feeling you were back in London!"
"Evening, Farouk. Glad to see you again.""My God, you look a fright!""It's a long story-""And you stink like harridan! You haven't been carousing with that Nansitira, have you?""I wouldn't put it that way. Something wrong with the post?""Oh, I don't know why people insist on sending me those things!"
"Here, sit down, lad. I'll get you some hot tea.""You're ace, Farouk. It's been a day."
"Now then, what's the trouble?""The short of it is that my mate Tommy nicked my copy of the Necrobibliograph and managed to cheese off the Council. They're planning to sacrifice him on the solstice.""Fortunate you came to me, then, isn't it?""How's that?"
"My boy, I'm on the Council!"
"You don't say..."
"Fancy going out for a pint?"
Rest in Pieces.
"Ah, here we are, home sweet home!"
"Bill! Didn't know you were back in the country, man!""Couldn't keep me away, Jimmy. A round for my mate Farouk and myself, if you please."
"So how'd you do that trick with the darts?""All in the wrist, love."*CLACK*
"Did you know I can also read your future?"
"So what's my future?"
"You're going to wake up to me cooking you breakfast."
>>1001156>>1001154She seems like someone who'd be more into redheads, if you know who I mean.
TO BE CONTINUED WHEN I WAKE UPHope everybody's having fun so far!
>>1001160It's a bit more, sorta narrative(?), than some of the previous ones, but it's still fun!
>>1001160It's a good time LQ.
>>1001161>>1001178>>1001181Thanks everybody! I know this one is a little wordswordwords but I like to try new things so I really appreciate everyone sticking around. Normally I spend the week beforehand making a bunch of minifigs to use as drop-in characters but this was a spur-of-the-moment idea I had on Friday night so the only things I built ahead of time were Bill and the restaurant scene.I'm going to get started putting together the stuff for today's run now, so hopefully we should be ready to go in about 90 minutes.
"Mmmm... what's that smell?"
"I told you I could read your future, love."
*BANG BANG BANG*"Expecting company?""Not this early in the day... better wait over by the window, pet."
*SLAM*"SOD OFF, WE'RE FULL- wha-? You're that bird from the restaurant last night!"
"Please, I didn't know who else to go to - some men came to the restaurant last night after the police left and killed the chef... I spent the whole night on the tram-""How did you find me, anyway?""It doesn't matter-""Like hell it doesn't!"
"I thought you said you were single, Bill!""Well, if you recall, what I actually said was that I was unattached... come to think of it, I never got your name, love.""It's Emily."
"Listen, miss...""Belinda.""Listen, Belinda. Emily and I were just about to sit down to breakfast, so why don't you come back in a few hours and I'll see what-""Oh, God!"
"They followed me here!""Wha-"
Razor and Drum. Low-rent street thugs. What are they doing chasing this bird around?Roll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 3 (1d12)>>1002168sternly yell at them to sod off
Rolled 5 (1d12)>>1002168Don't trust Belinda. Ask more questions.
Rolled 6 (1d12)>>1002168Toss them a Molotov out the window!(nice street scene by the way)
[cigarette inhaling noise]
"Well, if it isn't Drum and Razor. Don't you two have better things to do with each other than spend your time murdering cooks and harassing women?""Piss off, Zeebub, you medieval queer!""That's no way to talk to your betters, mate. Now sod off, the lot of you."
"You've been out of the country too long, you daft cunt. Times have changed.""Maybe he didn't get the message.""We'd better write it down for him."*CLICK**CLICK*>Fight>Bluff>Magic>OtherRoll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 6 (1d12)>>1002303>FightTime to take out the trash.
Rolled 7 (1d12)>>1002303that mohawk looks pretty flammable
Rolled 7 (1d12)>>1002303Magic. Roast 'em!
Rolled 8 (1d12)>>1002303Grab both of Drums two belts and give them a good spanking.All the while making some final fantasy pun if possible.
"I'd stow those pushpins if I were you, mate. Lest someone get hurt.""I know just where to stick 'em!"
"You're not the first to try it!"*KLANG*"Tricky bastard!"
"Rush 'im!"Bloody Christ, I haven't even had breakfast yet.Roll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 6 (1d12)These billboards are awesome.>>1002394Run up the stairs, so they can only come at us one at a time!See if any of the several birds we've got roosting at home will do us a favour and throw a potted plant out and nail one of these goons in the head.
Rolled 2 (1d12)>>1002394DAMN IT, I WANT'S MAH BREKKIE
Rolled 6 (1d12)>>1002394flesh roasted over an open flame is pretty tastyjust saying
*KLUNG*"Aaaugh- cheeky cunt!""You lads bring out the best in me."
"He's going up the stairs!"Observant lad, isn't he.The roof of my building is home to a nesting spirit, a sort of amalgamation of the birds that have moved back in after we razed their trees in the first place. If I can make it there, maybe I can convince it to-
[frantic wing-flapping noises]"Christ!"Roll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Sorry, had to take care of some IRL stuffI'm probably going to be snowed-in tomorrow
Rolled 5 (1d12)>>1002518Throw astral bird seed on the thugs.
Rolled 12 (1d12)>>1002518Those weren't the birds I was thinking of.Uh... flap wings and try to blend in!
Rolled 4 (1d12)>>1002518Summon sexy lady birds to distract the pidgins and send them at the punks?
Rolled 7 (1d12)>>1002518drive the birds away WITH FIREAnd if that doesn't work, hey, breakfast on the wing.
Should have some birdseed in my pocket--BILL ZEEBUB.-The voice catches me by surprise. The nesting spirit doesn't usually talk to me. Not like we have much in common.
>>1002522>I'm probably going to be snowed-in tomorrownice, more legoquest
The birds circle around me in a tornado of feathers, and in the beat of their wings I hear the spirit speaking to me.-YOUR FRIEND HAS UPSET THE BALANCE OF THE WORLDS.-"Tommy? Yeah, about that, I'm sort of working on it."-YOU MOCK US.-"Now don't take it personal, mate. I haven't even had my eggs yet."-REPAIR THAT WHICH YOUR FRIEND HAS BROKEN, OR ALL OF THIS WORLD MAY BE DESTROYED.-"Christ, can't let a bloke relax for one day - I've still got bloody jet-lag!"
>>1002622okay how the fuck did you set THIS upI am impressed as hell.
"Shouldn't spend so much time with these pigeons, Zeebub. Carrying on conversations with yerself ain't healthy!""We'll be sure to mail what's left of him to Bethlam!"
"Time to spill your guts, arsehole.""Sorry, Razor. Something's come up."I've got one trick left and as I summon the power inside of my mind I hope to Christ that the nesting spirit will do me one more favor."Be seeing you lads.""DIE!"
"-aaaugh!""Wh-where'd he go?!"
Running away from bullies... what would my chums at St. Catherine's think of me?
Something about transformation magic that they don't tell you in the movies.If you stay in one form for more than a few minutes, you start to forget who you are. The first thing you forget is how to change back.Drum and Razor will still be looking for Belinda.But something tells me that I'm going to bloody well have to spring Tommy ahead of schedule and find out exactly what he did. Whatever he's gotten into, seems I'm a part of it like it or not.>Return home>Go Farouk>Something elseRoll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 8 (1d12)>>1002759>Return home
Rolled 4 (1d12)>>1002759>Something elseChange back quickly just in case, then Go Farouk
"Bloody rude, inviting some lunatic woman in and then running off and leaving me here without even offering cab fare... You've got to stop going home with men you meet in bars, Laura."
"I thought you said your name was Emily.""How the bloody hell did you do that?"
"Just one of my tricks, you might say. What's with the charade?""Can't be too careful, you know. There are a lot of freaks in London.""Aye, true names are dangerous in the wrong hands. I'm glad I caught you before you left. I wanted to ask if I could get your number and see you again some time... Laura."
"Oh, by the way... someone named Farouk called while you were out.""What did he say?"
"He said, 'Tell Bill not to do anything rash.'"Roll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 5 (1d12)>>1002969Do something rash.
Rolled 7 (1d12)>>1002969Find out where the Council is holding Tommy so we can break him out.
Rolled 6 (1d12)>>1002969Try not to do anything rash.Fail miserably.
Rolled 3 (1d12)>>1002969Got any magic that gives people rashes?I'd find Belinda and see what she had to say.
There's a spell on my bedroom closet that keeps it perpetually empty. There's another spell on my closet that allows me to be exempt from said perpetual emptiness.The result is that my closet never fills up no matter what I put in it, and to the casual observer looks bare as Mother Hubbard's cupboard.
There you are.
"Cheers, lad. Here's a tenner.""You takin' the piss, mate? No pissin' up but a biggie in there."
"Appearances can be deceiving. Now run along before I give you a bollocking, there's a good lad. Things are about to get a bit dodgy."
"YOU'RE NOT WANTED AROUND HERE, ZEEBUB.""Not going to try and argue with you, mate. My friend Tommy's inside, so either let me in or I'll-"
*KRUNCK*"Oof-!""WHAT MADE YOU THINK YOU'D BE ABLE TO JUST WALK IN TO THE WHITE ROOM?""Well..."
"...did I mention I brought along this magic sword that's quite remarkable at killing demons?"Roll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 11 (1d12)>>1003436Trade the sword for Tommy
Rolled 11 (1d12)>>1003436Ask politely to be let in
"Now you listen to me, you collective pile of malice and fingernail clippings. I'm in such a generous mood I'm going to give you two options. Either you open the door and take me to Tommy, or I can take your head off and-""Bill!"
>>1003539that's a nice pose
"That's enough. Let him up before you hurt him.""Fiona. Lovely to see you.""What do you want, Bill?"
"I know the Council has wanted to get their hands on the Blade of Zaldimar for two hundred years. How about it, love? I'll throw in a kiss for good measure.""Oh, Bill..."
"...you always know just what to say to a girl."
>>1003683>Blade of Zaldimarleepest dore
"Oi! Have a care, then!""Get in there, you ungrateful little cunt. You're lucky I don't nick you right here and be done with you."
"Look, Bill, I appreciate you springing me-""Toss off with your appreciation! What the bloody hell's the matter with you, stealing my Necrobibliograph and using it to make some quick dosh?""You're the one who's always telling me that I should apply myself to the mystic arts!""Not with my bloody books when I'm out of the country!""Christ, Bill, it's not the end of the world.""Don't count on it. A little bird told me things are getting squiffy in the material realm thanks to you and your little scheme."
"Now, first things first. Where's the bloody Necrobibliograph? I went to Kris's place but it wasn't there.""I...""Out with it, then!""I gave it to Nancy.""You bloody did what?"
"She said she would take it until you got back. For safekeeping, like. Christ, Bill, the Council was after me. If I hadn't given it to her, they would have it right now!"
"She's a bloody harridan!"
Here's to the end of the bloody world.
That's it for this episode! A very big thanks to everybody for playing this game with me! I really love running Lego Quest and plan to keep doing it as long as I can!Plenty of Easter eggs in this episode, starting with this backdrop. Longtime players might recognize it as a palette-swapped version of the night skyline that I've used in several of Red's adventures. I actually made it for a different game, but this is the first time it's appeared on camera. I've had the building cutout sitting around in my misc. drawer for almost a year, but I glued it to a backdrop this afternoon just for this game. Very happy with how it works for a daytime city backdrop.
>>997154At first I had no idea how to make a big bobby hat but these are a close-enough facsimile for me. Last summer I bought a huge box of pieces for $20 that included a ton of rare parts, but also a single one of the tall hats with a gold emblem on it, which I thought really worked to tie the whole look of the police force together.>>999583My radiator build makes a return appearance. The orange couch was made for a picture I took for /toy/ a few months ago, but since all my other curved bricks are currently in use and I wanted a couch, it was either that or the REALLY ugly one.The two minifigs on the couch also made an appearance, but it's OK since you only have to be 18 to drink in Britain in the early-mid 1990s.
>>999744The glow of the fire is not a shop (the piece is actually glowing thanks to UV light), but the image technically is shopped, because I use Photoshop to edit out the blue glow that the UV bulbs produce while keeping the blue of Bill's tie. This is a refinement of the technique that I first started using in Deep Shaft 8 and Cleft 18.Here's a guide I made for the Lego General on /toy/ about how to use UV light with Lego elements.
>>999779Nancy's first visage in this game is a combination of Lavaria from Nexo Knights, the headdress from Luminara Unduli of Star Wars, and the torso of the Penguin Kid CMF. I wasn't sure how well the combination would work out until I saw it on camera, but I think it looks pretty great, or at least readily recognizable.>>999811Lego is really pumping out the leotard bottoms these days. This one's from the Mister Incredible CMF.Here's what Kris's bed looks like by itself. I thought the pattern on the bedspread was a cute detail.>>1000739Two 11s gets you an impromptu shower scene, even if they're unbidden.>>1000928Giant stone head is a Duplo. Winged gold helmet is from the Golden Warrior CMF, antique diving helmet is from the Diver CMF.>>1001136This scene took a really long time because I wanted to shoot it before I went to bed but I had to build the entire bar from scratch and then take a bunch of pictures because I wasn't completely happy with my ability to take pictures of tiny objects at four in the morning. This shot >>1001143took me at least 15 minutes to get because it was hard to hide a support rod behind the dart.
>>1003982>Giant stone headNeat
>>1002168Toy got the first look at these about a month ago, but here are some of the billboards I made. Pretty handy for padding out a skyline.>>1001156This shot took forever because it's hard to get the correct angle to make it look like the minifig is actually drinking and not pouring it on their forehead.>>1002303Drum's torso is the CMF Rock Star, and Razor's torso is the CMF Punk Rocker.>>1002630>okay how the fuck did you set THIS upIt was pretty tricky, but I got a really nice tripod for Christmas that I've been using throughout this game, so that helped. There are two Technic rods attached to Mixel joints anchored to the roof rail greebing, and to the railing on the second-story balcony. Each rod has a couple of birds stuck to it with sticky-tack. The other birds are stuck directly to Bill. I used the same technique for this shot >>1002708>>1002759It's easy to make something small look like it's airborne, but I was still proud of how this turned out.>>1002950Like every other aspect of this game, I randomly decided that Laura had given a fake name as a spur-of-the-moment idea when I was writing that post. I liked Emily, too.>>1003340This took a long time to get posted because I shot a whole scene and then rejected it and shot something completely different. I also made copious use of online British slang dictionaries, so apologies to anyone who I offended with my shoddy treatment of your language.>>1003707It's an easy way to pretend something is impressive!>>1003765I put Tommy together right before taking this shot. I think the look suits him.
Anyway, that's it for tonight, so thanks again for playing! If I get snowed-in tomorrow I might do something else in a new thread.As always, if you want to read more, most previous episodes are archived on suptg along with all the images:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=lego%20questThe official Lego Quest wiki will soon have entries for Bill and all his mates:http://legoquest.wikia.com/wiki/Lego_Quest_Wikiand if you follow me on Twitter, you'll get tweetified whenever an episode starts or resumes:@EndmanOfFuturonIf you like the pictures, I post a lot of stuff in the Lego General thread on /toy/, so come over and hang out with us!>>>/toy/6102612Thanks for playing, and goodnight!
>>1004052Thanks for running LQ!
gg you never fail to make me stay up till 8 in the morning
>>1003934The glow has to be my favourite effect you've done.Short of all the rodeoing shots of impractical creatures, of course!
>>996580Something kinda spooky about his tie...
>>1004216>>1004249You are very welcome!>>1004262Thanks!>>1005354Whoops, got lazy with the Photoshop there.What's the image limit on this board, anyway? I assume 150, but I'm going to test it out with some sageposting just to be sure.
I got a Paradisa set for Christmas that I'd wanted ever since it was new.
I got it cheap tooSomething about a police auction
>>1006156I wouldn't ask too many questions. It's a good set.
The Lamborghini is a moc that I made for an a e s t h e t i cchallenge on /toy/
>>1006171it would help if I posted the image
Here's a story I wrote for the Lego General thread. I had planned on it being about eight or ten images.Like most things I start, it got away from me
and part 3I like to think that this took place in the same setting as The Man With the Red Pants, just in a different part of the world.
>>1006209the reading order on this one is messing me up.
Cubedude version of Cassiopeia for another build challenge
This was a request to make images showing Jesus helping people
This was part of a Stranger Things-themed giveaway contest on /toy/
>>1004052This was the culmination of a series of pictures I took in NovemberEvery year I like to make a Christmas-themed moc within the Space theme, so this year it was a holiday party for the Space Police. Anons liked it so I kept going until it had a tagline.
OK time to find out what the image limit isThis is part of a project I've been working on for a while.
>>1006281>image limit on /qst/ is higher than 150well I'm sold on this boardImage limit has caused the early conclusion of I don't know how many episodes.
>>1006288I thought it was 151. 150 + the OP.
>>1006306Normally when you hit 150 the counter at the bottom turns italicized and says (Image limit reached) when you hover over it.
Since this thread is in autosage and we're nowhere near the limit (I guess?) I can post some more about the stuff in this game.As someone on /toy/ already realized, I made Bill's torso by removing part of the print from one of these City Boat torsos, because Lego doesn't make a plain white collared shirt with tie. The closest thing they make is the cartoony one that Hans Moleman in the Simpsons CMF line has.
>>1003683Longtime players will recognize this name as having less than savory connotationshttp://legoquest.wikia.com/wiki/ZaldimarAnd of course the sword itself has appeared in Apprentice Quest
>>1009585The tooth marks do add a little something.
Just to let everybody know, I'll be out of town this weekend but things are looking good for next week!