You do not remember what brought here; it's all a musk.... a blurry of veiled memories. You find yourself clutching to a black arrow tip, it stares at your very soul, crackling with maddening laughter.Your essence is shackled. The air is seething with black mist, the realm shifts and stirs and yet you remain immobile. The arrow tip is gone, in front of you lies a myriad of frozen screams and mystifying dark bones of yore shrouded by a bottomless fabric. Two eyes pierce your soul, agony, loss and dismay bubbles inside these orb. Then silence. "Pardon my Visage, Mortal." A booming voice flayed your skin, shattered your bones and reduced you to an implacable pile of red mesh. You continue to exist regardless, the rules of nature do not apply here it seemsA throne of lost and damned souls rises from the twisted ground. The unfathomable figure shifts in form into a vile woman. There is nothing human about her, nothing at all. "Are my bosoms and ill clad garments to your liking? I find it laughable really...oh." Within moments, Your broken husk is restored to its former image. You open your mouth, words clinging to your tongue unable to escape... "Well? I have you know that I, Lady Death , am a very busy woman. How did you get your hand on my token of spite?" "I..i-i.." Memories slowly coming back to your time of death...>I bought it from a tinkerer. The next day, I was poisoned by Cariel, the elf harlot wanted it for herself [ADVENTURER]>I aimed to return these heretical artifacts to inquisitor Billodor. I was ambushed, my throat was slit before i draw my sword [HOLY KNIGHT]>I thought it was an easy job but well... the hidden spike trap went straight in my rear [THIEF]>ITS TRUE!!!! MY RITUAL IS COMPLETED. ALAS I CAN WITNESS YOUR MOST DIVINE PRESENCE MY LADY. I SHALL SERVE YOU FOR ETERNITY WHEREVER YOU LEAD ME [CULTIST]>Curiosity has claimed my life, Vaithela, Devourer of the sun end. My fate has reached its finale. Do as you please with these old pile of bones, your grace [ARCANE SCHOLAR]>[ANOTHER CLASS OF YOUR CHOICE, IT WILL AFFECT THE ENCOUNTERS, FLAVOR TEXT IS A MUST]
>>2980021>I aimed to return these heretical artifacts to inquisitor Billodor. I was ambushed, my throat was slit before i draw my sword [HOLY KNIGHT]
>>2980021>ITS TRUE!!!! MY RITUAL IS COMPLETED. ALAS I CAN WITNESS YOUR MOST DIVINE PRESENCE MY LADY. I SHALL SERVE YOU FOR ETERNITY WHEREVER YOU LEAD ME [CULTIST]This seems like the most fun
>>2980056>>2980078AAAAA MAKE UP YOUR MINDSAAAAA
>>2980131I choose my choice.
>>2980021>Curiosity has claimed my life, Vaithela, Devourer of the sun end. My fate has reached its finale. Do as you please with these old pile of bones, your grace [ARCANE SCHOLAR]I hate to continue a tie, but I'm not particularly fond of either the rigid knight or the maddened cultist. The old man who greats death like a cross between a queen and an old friend seems far more unique, in terms of quest MCs.
>>2980141Fiiiiine. I'll switch my choice to this one.
>>2980145>>2980141>>2980056>>2980078>>2980134 "Oh my, I am truly flattered . I haven't heard my true name in a dastardly long. I do prefer lady death though, More...Ominous to you simple minded creatures." She winks, playfully. "Now," She claps once, her attire morphs to something more modest as a divine gesture of respect "You have a single question to ask, Old man. Consider it as a prize before our more serious task ahead, choose them wisely." >Are the rumors true? Is your lord brother dying? Have you taken part in his ailment?>Where does the dead go in your domain?>Why would seed these tokens of spite in the heart of your heralds?>When shall you devour the sun end? >I only ask the fate of my daughter...she was branded a heretic. Is it true?>I have no question for you, your grace.>WRITE IN
>>2980195>I only ask the fate of my daughter... She was branded a heretic. Is it true?
>>2980195>I have too many questions, your grace - more than I would presume to bedevil you with, and too many for me to choose a single one. I'll ask no questions of you, your grace; pray, speak what you will.
>>2980229>>2980237>>2980262Lady death seemed to be surprised; she didn't expect you to refuse an offer many would kill for. You find yourself at the end of a pulsating table made from withering corpses, its legs has oozing eyes and tiny teeth that occasionally scrap your bare leg.Her grace is on the other side "I presume you are aware of my tokens of spite and their vital role in my eternal life?" "It remains a mystery in the mortal world, the order of the scathing sun believes it is an act of indiscriminate malevolence... to be a thorn in your Lord brother's side. Personally, I keep a wide berth from these zealots. I am certain you have your reasons." "Wellll..." the luxurious food on her plate immediately rots upon the simplest of touches. She sighs "There is very little to do here. Everything gets mundane after the umpteenth time, you mortals are so unpredictable with your frailty." The scenery shifts once more, You share a hammock with the divine of death and disease. An invisible barrier protects your for her decaying touch. The sun bleed from the above, the lands ahead are drunk with blight "I could send you to the darkest pit in my domain but i find it more amusing for you to be a pawn for the sake of my entertain. True, true, It is a cruel fate... yet nothing is more cruel than my existence , oh scholar of hox and pox." Finally, you find yourself next to the throne, endless rows of blackened souls kneeling before her "It is your choice, go for an adventure and please me...or join the masses. I hate to see your talent wasted like so. Your freedom is your reward when i had my fill." >I shall be your pawn.>I refuse [END QUEST]>WRITE IN
>>2980373>I shall be your pawn.Who am I to deny your wishes, your grace? I only need know what manner of role I should play to give you the entertainment you desire.
>>2980410 "So willingly obedient, you bring a tear to my eye." She sniffedA great black serpent spawned from the corrupted soil with a parchment in its gaping maw "Thank you , dear. You have THREE challenges to choose from. Succeed in one and you shall regain your freedom." You started to read its content very carefully CHALLENGE ONE: Metruda's Bane Overview: A great dragon shall rise from the grave in 40 moves , you must scour the eastern kingdoms to find both the famed archer destined to kill him and the fabled blacklight poison. Starts with: 100 HP, 20 Coins, 0 renown, 15 suppliesBlessings: NoneCurses:Watchful scorn: Even in death the dragon watches your moves, Any transaction will replace an encounter with 'Silent steps' encounter CHALLENGE TWO: The Lord's will Overview:With the death of Allfather Myceal, A new Allfather shall be chosen by Matriarch Zelieena. Acquire at least 10 blessings to be nominated for said position to claim it. Starts with: 100 health 0 coins, 0 renown, 5 suppliesBlessings:NoneCurses:Martyr of Azgaz: Each Blessing comes with a curse CHALLENGE THREE: The bountiful harvest Overview: The two kingdoms of Garthia and Kelourne are spilling their bloods over the tree of the sunken sun. Satiate her thirst by taking out the two commanders of each army by any means necessaryStarts with: 125 health, 50 coins, 10 supplies, 20 renownBlessings: The sunken sun: each 5 kills grants either a blessing or a gainThe sunken thirst: each 5 kills grants an extra reroll chance Curses:Dried blood: Each combat decreases max health by 5>Pick Metruda's Bane>Pick The Lord's Will>Pick Bountiful Harvest
>>2980577>Pick Bountiful Harvest
>>2980920>>2981669 "Ah yes, The Hound and the Viper. Two fools fighting for the tree's immortal fruit. The divine of warfare, My sister, wishes for the bloodshed to remain endless...I aim for a resolution of my own choosing. Fear her agents, Scholar. She will not make it an easy task." Your bare body is covered with your regular attire, the leathery texture of your Magnius Tertius brings comfort and safety to your mind. Lady death's pale hand almost touches your face, she stops at the last moment. "There, unscathed by my malice...unless..." she pauses, whispering behind your back "You desire another shape or form? Do not worry, I will not judge~">I only wish to retain my lost youth, your grace>I am fine as it is.>[SELECT DIFFERENT AGE, GENDER , AND FANTASY RACE]>WRITE IN
>>2981899>I only wish to retain my lost youth, your grace>But we go too far back (10 yrs old)
>>2981899>WRITE IN>I am but a player upon your stage, your grace; I ask only you furnish me with whatever form will enable me to serve in entertaining you best.So, out of character, the SURPRISE ME option.
>>2981924>>2981932AAAAAAA WHY IS IT ALWAYS A TIE
>>2981924>>2981932ALRIGHT FINE I WILL CHOOSE WHATEVER
>>2981924>>2981932" I find older men more appealing to my watchful eyes. Now go and break my monotony.."A shadowy hand drags you slowly to the unknown depths below....________The land of the golden shimmers is home to a myriads of ancient trees. Some are holy, others are wicked and serve as a banishment site. The tree of the sunken sun however is unique; a single magical fruit, drenched in the blood of a thousand battle shall grant immortality to one person only."The viper stings, the hound growls All blind to what it bringsThe tree of the sunken sun By steel and blood, This folly shall be undone." Galathim the bard bows to his meager audience, mainly you , his dog Rex and another elven merchant named Aliese. You traveled with the dyad for weeks. It was a pleasant company with minor inconveniences . Both the halfling and the elf went on their separate ways wishing you the best in your endeavor. The path to the tree itself (and the ongoing battlefield) should be west of here through Gullum passage . You chose your next destination.___________________Choose a card (encounter) to go to. Each unexplored card will cost 1 supplies to transvere
>>2982190Supporting >>2982220 so OP doesn't go insane from more ties. :^)
>>2982220>>2982230 Dark petals Your path leads you to an ancient hollowed tree piercing the skies above, a mystifying yellow mist overwhelms your sense. Corpses little the forest floor. Some are alive courtesy of their seldom twitch...others has been claimed by the ancient tree.A single dryad stands silent among a bloom of black roses. Corrupted and Malignant, She extended her fragile hand "Come, sleep with us..." 125 health, 50 coins, 9 supplies, 20 renown>Agree, lay down with the corrupted dryad [???]>Blast the dryad to charred bits [DICE]>Attempt to speak with the dryad [DICE]>Offer ___to the dryad [LOSS+ CHANCE]>Flee from this dark place [CHANCE]>WRITE IN
>>2982260AAAAyour sensescorpses litterOther have been>>2982230THANK YOU
>>2982260>Blast the dryad to charred bits [DICE]Begone
>>2982260>Attempt to speak with the dryad [DICE]>Write-in: Attempt to recall lore on such a creature; you are a scholar of the arcane, after all.Trying to avoid combat as far as possible, since we take a debuff per combat we... start? Finish? Participate in to any degree? Are within a three-block radius of?Ideally, we turn everyone we come across to allies, but being that lucky is somewhat unlikely.
>>2982273Sounds good to me.Supporting
>>2982265>>2982273>>2982285ROLLING TIMED20 ARCANE SCHOLAR: +3 Silver tongue+2 Accumulated wisdom+5 Arcane knowledge CORRUPTED DRYAD: -7 Bound to the tree of dreams-1 CorruptedOVERALL BONUS: +3GET 14 OR HIGHER BEST OUT OF THREE
>>2982301FUCK I MEANT +2
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>2982301Let me sing you the song of my peoples!
Rolled 4 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2982301>>2982308Would you rather we roll with or without bonuses included?
>>2982308>>2982316Yeah that is a good question since there are some QMs that won't count certain rolls because of it.
Rolled 3 (1d20)One more roll, if you're waiting for one; you didn't mention whether you're doing crits even if crits on a d20 range with Bo3 is terrible
>>2982265>>2982273>>2982309Dryads are the heralds of Loyekvu , The divine of nature and purity. They are often born from the hearts of ancient trees. Dryads are considered by many to be guardians of nature and all that is beautiful.You render a simple illusion under your feet, fresh green grass, its fake smell lures the dryad towards you. In an instant, a portion of her past self surfaces. "Such comfort...we are aware of this Illusion. The soil will never heal. we shall never escape this nightmare, bound to the curse of the twisted divine...Leave us, we wish you no harm." The dryad personally guides you outside of the tree's domain, her more corrupted sisters failed to perceive you at all. You stand next to a small pagan shrine, a small wooden ring has found its way to your forefinger. Ring of Dreams [Value: 15 coin]Can detect any illusion in encounters [REQUIRES DICE] +5 in dice rolls against creatures of trickery >Choose a direction
>>2982407>WestGo west young man go west!
>>2982413>>2982418>>2982420 The hunter A hint of campfire caught your eyes in the distance. You found a local stirring a rabbit stew with the company of his canine friend. "You're one of them city folks, aren'tya? Sit, sit." The man offered some of his stew with you. You exchanged stories and tales with him. His name was Olgriev, a lone hunter scrapping by in these harsh times. He used to be a farmer before the hound's men seized his lands."There is a gran' beastie lurking these parts, a mighty Ogre. Bastard stole my kill the other day. Best to stay away from this ire."125 health, 50 coins, 8 supplies, 20 renown>Offer him coins to show you the nearby landmarks [20 COIN to reveal next encounter] >Buy supplies from the hunter [ 4 COIN FOR 1 SUPPLY]>Convince him to guide you to the Ogre's lair [CHANCE]>WRITE IN
>>2982474>Buy supplies from the hunter [ 4 COIN FOR 1 SUPPLY]>WRITE IN>Ask the hunter of the Hound and his men.
>>2982488>>2982555HOW MUCH SUPPLIES YOU WANT
>>2982567To avoid more ties, let's go with >>2982574.I'd actually read it as only being able to buy 1 supply, for 4 coins.
>>2982585>>2982574"Aye, they're churning our home for that bloody war. Lives are wasted 'very day. We are runnin' out of places to bury our dead. 'Least, he keeps The viper at bay....that man is a mongrel, a rascal who spares no youngins. Can't poison that one, his veins are green as bile my friend. A single drop of blood and you'll choke on yours in ticks."You thanked the man before moving on. >Choose a direction
>>2982610>Keep going west.
>>2982610second verse same as the first
>>2982620>>2982621 The bridge's toll You stumbled upon seven battered men, they blocked the path to a bridge. The deep ravine below embraced the corpses of unfortunate villagers and travelers. One of them approached you, sword in hand with a toothy grin. The rest paid little heed to you."Oy Baba . Them bridge belongs to I and me little gang. The hound pays us in shites so we'll be taking from yous. 30 coin or anything on yous. Don't try n' be a smart one like them folks."125 health, 42 coins, 9 supplies, 20 renown >Fight the deserters [DICE]>Pay the toll [LOSS]>Attempt to haggle [CHANCE]>Take the long way around instead [NEW HARDER ENCOUNTER]>Offer them your ring to get through [LOSS]>Speak of your renowned feats to change their minds [DICE]>WRITE IN
>>2982712>WRITE IN>Try to talk them into turning against the Hound; if there's seven of them feeling repressed and downtrodden right here, there's bound to be more of the same mind across the land. Surely if they banded together, they would give the Hound far more pause than separately.>If that fails, take the long way around.
>>2982761This but throw in a bluff about being connected to the Viper
>>2982772Not sure if we should go that far for reasons I don't particularly want to say in case it gives OP ideas.
>>2982781Worst case scenario we fight. Let's have some fun with it.
>>2982761>>2982772"Oy, Harkanah. This lout wants to turn our blades 'gainst our kinsmen! Canye imagine?" "No, I-" The little gang laughed briefly before brandishing their weapons "Aye, we'r desert our ranks alright but we'll NARY desert our home." "Yer onna of Viper's hired spies, aren'tya you old weasel?" As you were readying your spellbook for combat , a crackling voice bellowed behind you. "Urchins..." A peculiar knight in donning a decrepit armour with a giant broken greatsword resting on his broad shoulder. A shimmering cape is almost visible as it constantly fades in and out of existence. His plume is of similar nature, He revealed his face, it was devoid of skin and flesh...only ancient magical markings of a bygone era.The fellow bandits were shaken by the undead menace, their leader steeled their resolve. "I-it can be slayed! Meyaor, Toss me the holy blade! Come on Lads!"The skeletal knight sighed closing his visor and assuming a defensive stance.>Fight alongside the deserters [DICE]>Fight alongside the shambling knight [DICE]>Cross the bridge while both sides are busy [DICE]>WRITE IN
>>2982862>Cross the bridge while both sides are busy>And observe the battle from there
>>2982862>Fight alongside the shambling knight [DICE]Aim for anyone that tries to pass a sword to their leader.Because there's no chance in hell that they're interested in hearing us out and were probably planning on killing us anyway even if we paid them.Of course we could try to cross the bridge but there's enough people around to have them try and take potshots at us. So really we'd have to run away and take the long way around to not risk anything.
>>2982867You know what? Let's do it.
>>2982862Loathe though I am to be drawn into any fight, the opportunity to gain allies is also likely crucial to our quest. And the only health point that really matters is the last one.>>2982867 is fine.
>>2982867>>2982868ROLLING TIMED20 ARCANE SCHOLAR +3 Arcane spells+1 Arcane protection-3 Old-4 No armour SHAMBLING KNIGHT +2 Undying purpose+4 Terryfying presence+4 Heavy armour+3 Immune to arrows DESERTERS +7 Strength in numbers+2 Light armour-3 No arcane protection+2 Sharpshooters-3 Shaken+10 Holy bladeOVERALL BONUS +5GET 18 OR HIGHERCRITS EXISTSOVER CRITS FOR BYPASSING 0 OR 20
>>2982882Dude what is your problem?? get that pol shit out of here
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>2982890
>>2982893be nice :c
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>2982890nat 1 incomingI still don't get why random deserters would have some kind of holy relic sword>>2982893Just hide and/or report their post and ignore them.
>>2982890FUCK I FORGOT TO COUNT THE HOLY BLADETHE OVERALL BONUS IS STILL +5 THOUGHONE MORE ROLL PLEASEknight gets +4 TirelessHoly blade is +5 instead of +10Scholar gets +4 Arcane protections
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>2982890aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
>>2982922Is the bonus included in beating it or do we literally have to roll over it?
>>2982898>>2982894>>2982898 OVER CRIT You cast an arcane blast right at the man with the blessed sword , he fell to his death in the ravine whilst the blade remained on the ground.The undead proceeded to hack the rest strategically placing himself in front of you while you pelt the panicking deserters from relative safety. The leader attempted to escape, he dropped dead after a well timed blast. Both you and the knight remained unscathed...The bridge is safe once more, many shall be grateful for it in the future [+3 renown] You feel a sharp pain in your chest. The soil feeds on the blood of the fallen... [Dried Blood, Max Health is 120] "Cursed are we?" The knight chuckled, his bones crackling inside his husk of metal "An old witch lives by Evergreen forest, she can cure transient cures for a reasonable coin." "The land is dangerous, two mad men are their tearing their homes up ahead. You be best elsewhere." [ Jubliant Witch encounter has been revealed ]The knight held the Holy blade with only two fingers in disgust "Pitiful, You can have this blade...probably looted from a fanatic, I have his maggot-bloated carcass . Corpses are mine, stranger." >Take the blade, move onwards >Take the blade, destroy it>Take the blade, attack him with hit [DICE]>Demand a share in looting their corpses [CHANCE]>WRITE IN
>>2983004AAAATransient cursesreasonable priceI have seen his maggot carcass on the road
>>2983004>Ask him where Evergreen forest is.>Offer to have him join us on our missionIf he turns down our offer then we thank him for helping us and go on our way.
>>2983059>>2983004Also forgot>Take the BladeWe can probably find an ally that can use it better than us.
>>2983059THE ENCOUNTER IS ALREADY REVEALED, PHYSICAL PLACES HAVE LITTLE IMPORTANCE IN THE QUEST , RANDOM ENCOUNTERS MIGHT NOT BE IN THE SAME PLACE OR TIME>>2983059 "I only bring death wherever i go as you saw before hand, human. Best of luck to you. May our paths never cross again." With that said, The shambling knight started to comb the bodies. You gave him some space while inspecting your new blade, it had the emblem of the scathing sun... shiny and bright as ever. Holy Blade [Value:35 coin] +5 in dice rolls against the undead>Choose a direction[GREEN IS THE REVEALED ENCOUNTER]
>>2984670May as well take the knight's advice.East back to starting point, and south from there.
>>2984670Ah well, it was worth a shot.>>2984679Agreed. Let's check out the Witch while we still have blood in our veins.
>>2984679>>2984710>>2984716 A skirmish The beautiful scenery of the coastal blue was ruined by the ongoing skirmish downhill. Soldiers from each side fighting over a simple hamlet, its residents cowering inside a lone red tower waiting for the victor like a shivering little lamb.The hound's men were numerous with varying degrees of armaments, anything salvaged and scavenged from previous battlefields. Their rabid leader fought alongside a hellish hound barking fire and death. The Viper's men compensated their lack of proper numbers with better gear and vastly superior tactics. Their leader relied on elemental magic in the battlefield.120 health, 42 coins, 8 supplies, 23 renown>Join the hound's side [CHANCE]>Join the viper's side [CHANCE]>Be on your way, choose a direction>WRITE IN
>>2984791>Do not join the battle, but watch from afar to see the aftermath.
>>2984814>>2984886The hound's men emerged victorious from the conflict with the viper stripped of her clothes for the unholy hound to defile her. The men reveled in this act of cruelty to her last gurgle. Her corpse was left in the open to rot alongside her men. No one was spared.The beast master left with some of his men to pillage the hamlet, they ignored the red tower. At the very least, innocent lives remained intact.The rest of the soldiers remained in the blood soaked battlefield pilfering the fallen and enjoying their new gear. You escaped their the scene under the shadow of trees lest you would be their next victim.>Choose a direction.
>>2984989>>2985301 Opportunistic Goblin You rested a couple of days in a distant mining town, the air was saturated with dust from constant excavations. As you were about to leave, a short figure tugged your robe gently.An ugly goblin with a giant sack (that should break his back) showed his rows of yellow, sickly teeth whilst talking "Geeetingsss humann, you look like the wandering sort. The heavy pocketed kind of wanderersss....care to check my wares? I got baubles and other odds, I'll blind you with my pricessss."Your ring twirls around your finger as the goblin unloads his load on an exotic rag.>Ignore the Goblin, leave>Unveil the illusion with your ring of dreams [DICE]>Ask him to show you ____ [ Weapons, Trinkets and Blessings]>Attack the Goblin [DICE]>Sell _____>WRITE IN
>>2985422Can we warn him ahead of time that we will be dispelling any illusions in order to avoid getting scammed (explaining that we do not place any blame on him if it does turn out that some part of his wares do turn out to be illusory; he may have simply gotten conned in turn by someone else), and ask him to show us his entire stock in series?
>>2985432WHY THERE IS A SINGLE VOTE? I CANT WORK WITH A SINGLE VOTEAAAAAAAAA
SHOULD I PLAY WITH ONE VOTE FROM NOW ON OR WHAT?AAAAAAAAA
>>2985432>>2985767The goblin pointed his stubby little finger at you angrily "An Illusion?! How dare you accuse me of cheap trickssss human? I swear on my grandma's purse, I am clean as a whistle!"The Offended Greenskin refused to deal with you shoving you aside for potential customers.>Ignore the Goblin, leave>Unveil the illusion with your ring of dreams [DICE]>Attack the Goblin [DICE]>WRITE IN
>>2985847"In that case, then this will do nothing.">Unveil the illusion with your ring of dreams [DICE]
>>2985858AAAAAAAAAROLLING TIMED20NO BONUSES OR MALICEGET 15 OR MORE
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>2985987
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>2985987wew
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>2985987
>>2986053>>2986132>>2986145"Hello? Yes, I'd like to claim the warranty on this magic item. It seems defective."
>>2986053>>2986132>>2986145 CRITICAL FAILURE The illusion, whatever it may be. retained its deceiving form. The goblin was eyeing you this whole time without breaking a sweat. Luck was on his side; he had a bountiful sale this day.You attempted to get on his greedy side when it was nighttime by asking him to check on your ring, he gladly accepted your offer. "Perhaps thiss human sshould not meddle with Mogaril Badodad." In an instant, he reduced the ring to mere naught by pouring an orange vial on it. When you were about to blast his slimy little head, he drops a smoke grenade beneath your feet, slipping away during the confusion.Your purse feels lighter....You lost the ring of dreamsYou lost 20 gold I SLEEP GOODNIGHT
AH HECK 4 IS NOT A CRIT FAILURE BUT I GOT OVER CARRIED BY THE NAT 1 AT LEAST WE DIDNT GIVE SHIVVED OR SOMETHING BY THE SNEAKY GOBLINGOODNIGHT AGAIN
>CHOOSE A DIRECTION
>>2990611EAST LADDIE! TO THAT WITCH'S HOUSE WE GO!
>>2990643 Jubilant Witch As per the shambling knight's instructions, you found a lustful forest untouched by war... not yet at least. You required further guidance by the local villagers, they say the viper and the hound respects some of the pagan figures worshiped in these parts. You found the witch's hut overseeing the forest on top of a hill.Ancient totems decorated her garden of magical mushrooms, you knocked on the moss riddled door. It slowly creaks open revealing a fair young chubby woman next to a giant iron pot, ingredients flying about."Come in dearie, oh mmmmm ohohho~" Whether this was an illusion or not, you didn't know."I have been cursed. I was told you can help me by a skeletal knight."The witch barely contains her smile, her large breasts giggling in the process "Oh hohoho! What a fool, what a fool. A faithful knight reduced to a simple tool! Now spent and discarded, A pity, A pity. You too are cursed by no other than the not so pretty divine of death."The magical brew bubbling in the pot twirled in the air before settling in multiple vials "You wish to escape this itty gritty curse? That i can, a blessing for a curse....or perhaps you wish to aid the witch of evergreen? My nephew remains unseen, bohohohooo~">Trade a blessing for the removal of the curse>Convince her to pay with coin instead [DICE]>Ask more about this nephew >WRITE IN
>>2990792120 health, 22 coins, 6 supplies, 23 renown
>>2990964convince her to take coin
>>2990956>>2990971ROLLING TIMED20ARCANE SCHOLAR+3 Silver tongueJUBILANT WITCH -4 Concerned about nephewOVERALL MALICE : -1GET 13 OR HIGHER
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>2991054Listen bitch, you gonna take this gold and you gonna like it.
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>2991054THE POWER OF THE SHEKEL COMPELS YOU!
>>2991130The hook-nose can't resist.
>>2991117>>2991130>>2991149"Poor you, poor you. I can cure aplenty for twenty! oh hohohomm~" Dried blood is removeD-20 coins You body feels revitalized, after thanking the friendly witch for her services. You left her hut.As you were prodding down the hill, a small white rabbit stood idly in front of you. Its orbs started to boil, the rest of its flesh starts to fall off revealing its blood soaked bones.It speaks to you. "Dispelling my curse? ...you broke my undying heart. Should i sent my lovelies on you or the blubbery swine ? Your choice." From the shadow of the trees rose three twisted dears, all rotting and decaying.>Send them at the witch >Send them at yourself [DICE]>Plea for forgiveness [CHANCE]>WRITE IN
>>2991232"One can but only make the most of the cards they are dealt, my lady. Pour out your ire on whatever you deem to deserve it, player or piece."
>>2991232>Appeal to her sense of whimsy and sense of entertainment[??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????]I mean if she didn't want it dispelled it probably would have been more effective to instead make it permanent. So there's gotta be something here.If it doesn't work then I would rather have them be sent at us.
>>2991238This is also good too. This is also a game to us as well.
>>2991238>>2991246The fleshless rabbit twitches "Oh, I am not wrathful or anything of that sort. I am getting bored and a bit peevish....You must bring more agony to this world, fellow scholar, to please me. Cast your morals away. Please don't perish from mere critters, that would be embarrassing..."The three deer stares at you will murderous intent. ROLLING TIMED20 ARCANE SCHOLAR +3 Arcane spells+1 Arcane protection-3 Old-4 No armour+5 Holy blade ROTTING DEER -3 Strength in numbers+3 Mindless-3 Blighted-3 Agents of Lady deathOVERALL MALICE: -4GET 10 OR MORE
>>2991274I MISSED THE FONT, ITS ALL REDAAAAAA
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>2991274"Indeed."Dispatch these abominable creatures with efficiency.
>>2991282I can see why we were able to impress her so easily.
>>2991282 A CRIT! You didn't even resort to your blade as you blasted the rotting masses after careful sidestepping. You leaned against a tree to catch your breath. The corpses of the deer form an unholy amalgamation ,it shifted into a rotting ball of flesh and bones shrinking in size drastically until it could fit to your pocket. "A little gift. Spill your blood on it to have it by your side." You got death's pellet. I SLEEPGOODNIGHT
>>2992315Could we get a recap of our stats? Most importantly supplies, but the other stuff as well. We basically lose if we run out of supplies before completing the quest, right?
>>2992351120 health, 2 coins, 6 supplies, 23 renownBlessings: The sunken sun: each 5 kills grants either a blessing or a gain (1 left)The sunken thirst: each 5 kills grants an extra reroll chance (1 left)Curses:NoneINVENTORY-Holy blade [+5 against undead]-Death's pellet [?? bonus, Injury to use]
>>2992315Left, let's explore this row.
>>2992351NO, WE STARVE UPON ZERO SUPPLIES SUFFERING 10 INJURY EACH NEW ENCOUNTER
>>2992368Supporting to avoid tie.
>>2992368>>2992372>>2992378 The silent battlefield During your travels, you stumble upon a bloody battlefield enshrouded in thick fog. A couple of hundreds have perished before you. Strange, you spot some untarnished empty suits of armor and silent banners. Not even the carrion claim this feat of gore and carnage.>Pillage the dead, reclaim forgotten yields [CHANCE]>Leave the dead in their eternal slumber>WRITE IN
>>2992494>WRITE INWith your magics, gather those deceased closest to you and set them a pyre. Sending them all to their proper rest may be a task beyond you alone, but you may at least get started on the task, that others who follow in your footsteps may continue it.Permit yourself to take some small items from those you cremate; you'll get more use of them than they well.
>>2992520Without desecrating nearby corpses too much, you piled as many as you could (they were hundreds). The ghosts of the fallen slowly made themselves visible, they solemnly stare at you. Be it of the hound or the viper, they all stand together lamenting the lives they have took in this pointless struggle.PICK A CARD1 IS SUCCEESS2 ARE FAILURE1 IS HUGE FAILURE
Rolled 4 (1d4)>>2992665Basically a blind pick, so I'll trust the dice with this one. 1 for leftmost, 2 for middle-left, 3 for middle-right and 4 for rightmost.
Rolled 4 (1d4)>>2992674Obey my dice!
>>2992674 Success ! An audible sigh of relief escapes their ghostly lips as their bodies depart to a better place. One of them possesses your body. You tried to resist first but then you realize that the fleeting specter has no ill intent. "The elven specters feast on our corpses and souls, mortal visitor. Please, Banish their mist caller to spare the rest." Your now ethereal vision witness howling specters consuming the trapped souls of dead with glee. Such malicious spirits are not uncommon. Ancient elves bear immense hatred to man after dethroning their kind long ago.>Agree to help the ghost>Refuse to help the ghost>Repossess your body, crystallize his soul into something more profitable [DICE]>WRITE IN
>>2992738>Agree to help the ghost>WRITE IN>Request the aid of the remaining spirits; all of you working together may yet succeed where you alone would fail.What manner of servant of death would we be if we did not stand against such perversion?
>>2992748>>2992753>>2992783 "Only walkers of flesh can harm it with an enchanted blade." the ghost stated. The ghost holds a halberd for you, you can feel its essence slowly seeping inside said weapon. Together, you avoided the roaming specters until you reached the corpse of the leader of the hound's battalion.You can see her, this Mist caller. She hisses at you surprised by the fact you could see her in the first place. She charges with a ghostly sickle expecting to go through your weapon.Again, you surprise her. She screeches defiantly. You had became sole targetROLLING TIMED20 ARCANE SCHOLAR +3 Arcane spells+1 Arcane protection-3 Old-3 No ethereal protection+4 Halberd of the fallen+2 Vessel of a warrior MIST CALLER +2 Blind hatred+1 Surprised+1 Soul-hungry-2 Ancient-3 ElusiveOVERALL BONUS: +2GET 16 OR HIGHER
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>2992849Cut down this damnable banshee
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>2992849Fucking Damn It!
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>2992849Requiescat in pace.
>>2992858>>2992861Truly, is this even a struggle?
>>2992864We did explicitly go out of our way to enlist help against the banshee, which seems to have given us a net +6 to our bonus.If we had an overall malus of -4, we'd have to roll nat 20s to get 16 or higher.
>>2992864The real struggle lies with pleasing the dice and to make the Goddess of Death's panties drenched as fuck.
>>2992853>>2992858>>2992861 A CRIT! With each ghastly strike she missed, you grow more and more bold. "FOR MY BROTHERS!" you screamed with the unnamed ghost in unison as you plunge the halberd in her essence. A single unholy screech cleared all the mist. The rest of the specters were no longer able to feast without the magical mist. They retreated to the unknown.You wanted to thank the ghost for his aid but the last of his essence were absorbed inside the halberd. Halberd of the fallen [Value: 50 coin]+4 Dice rolls against the etherealCertain options unlocked when encountering the Viper's men ONLY if you have it equipped Thrice you enter combat, Thrice you remained unscathed (+2 renown) The very soil beneath your feat crackles revealing a bulbous blood fruit larger than your torso [+3 supplies, Sunken sun] One of the corpses twitches speaking on the behalf of a very delighted divine. She wanted to clap first before realizing the lack of a right hand. She sighed briefly " Excellent, excellent. I personally despise those pesky mortals, one of their ancestors attempted to reach divinity! Alas he wasn't the first. Now be on your way and kill things, so exciting!" The damn elves did leave with one final gift. A curse to everything in the battlefield. You leave, satisfied with your prized ghostbusting weapon I SLEEPGOODNIGHT
>>2992996Until next time QM
>CHOOSE A DIRECTIONREMEMBER YOU CAN ONLY EQUIP ONE WEAPON AND ARMOUR BEFORE ANY ENCOUNTER CHOOSE THEM WISELY
>>2994403Throw on our new Halberd for a spin and head west.
>>2994403>>2994411 is fine.
>>2994411>>2994491 Forgotten ruins You spent the last couple of weeks with another scholar in a peaceful village in the crossroads. You helped her to decipher an ancient elven transcript ignoring the sudden urges (instilled by lady death) to strangle the woman in her sleep. Alas, you two had found the location of an ancient temple dedicated to the first elf who attempted to reach divinity. The land beneath it had caved in ages ago, the birth of a new forest above did not make it easier. Your academic thirst for knowledge was satiated, however, a lingering mystery among the ruins puzzled you. A trail of skeletons has led you to what seemed to be an altar room, various elven statues of marble and obsidian points towards a pristine mirror at the end."Wait!" The woman stopped you, a warding spell was written at the entrance, It spoke of 'those who are worthy shall enter the child-sky, Unyielding to the true divine, he who shall save us from the cruelty of the stars''.120 health, 2 coins, 8 supplies, 25 renown>Enter the room unarmed [RENOWN] >Ignore the warding, enter the room with your current gear>Convince the scholar to enter first [DICE]>Leave this place, the knowledge unearthed is your reward>Other
>>2994578>Enter the room unarmed [RENOWN]"I yet feel the undeniable urge to learn the nature of what lies beyond this threshold. If I should perish here, please, document how it happens that others may avoid my fate."
>>2994594>>2994598You step inside without your book and halberd. The statues immediately came back to live, they yelled "YOU ARE NOT WORTHY in their forgotten tongue before a black bolt strikes you from the center of the mirror burning your chest, you grunted in pain as you escaped the ruins with your colleague. -30 health, More renown required The woman apologized for putting you in harm's way. She compensated you with coins instead despite of your constant objections of said offer [+15 coins]>CHOOSE A DIRECTIONYOU GAIN +5 HEALTH WITH EACH SUPPLY USED
>>2994649Let's try exploring directly east from the central starting location this time.Should we take it that we're not allowed to revisit previously completed encounters, and that this place is closed off to us now forever?
>>2994656DEPENDS ON THE ENCOUNTER TYPE. THIS ENCOUNTER IS ONE VISIT ONLY
>>2994662In that case, which of the encounters we've visited so far can be revisited? Also, would you mind noting encounters that we can go back to in the future when we complete them?
>>2994665NONE SO FAR BUT NOTED I WILL LEAVE A SMALL REMARK FOR THEM IN THE FUTURE
>>2994665I CANT FIND THE PROPER PICTURE FOR THE ENCOUNTER AAAAAAAAAA
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA Blood of the Skraaleig These lands became more and more familar the more you tread it. This tally is not well regarded in the eyes of the devourer herself and yet it is a must; dashing towards your goal recklessly will surely cause your demise.An upcoming battlion of the hound's men forced you to slip into an old path claimed by burnt trees and ashes. This portion of the forest was lost to magical fire, you could sense it. As you were returning to the main path, you stepped on something a tad slippery...Blood.You followed its trail, it lead you to a blonde woman mired with mud and her every own blood. A warrior that one from the frigid lands of Skraaleig . She drags herself towards a half burnt shrine, one that belonged to the divine of red fury and war.Her pale face meets yours, pleading for aid.95/120 health, 17 coins, 7 supplies, 25 renown>Leave her to her fate, go elsewhere.>Kill the woman/ watch her bleed out and loot her corpse>Pray to the divine of war to close the foreigner's wounds [LOSS]>Carry her to the closet village, pray she wont bleed out on the way there [DICE]>WRITE IN
>>2994788>Carry her to the closet village, pray she wont bleed out on the way there [DICE]The undead are one matter, but the living deserve the right to cling to life for as long as they can. We have no right to claim this one for her Grace just yet.Are we perhaps learned enough that we can perform some minor treatment of the warrior's wounds, to reduce the likelihood that she bleeds out on the way?
>>2994812ROLLING TIMED20 ARCANE SCHOLAR +1 Arcane Aid+3 Well versed on human body+1 Nearby village-3 Old BLEEDING SKRAALEIG +3 Will of the north-5 Death's doorNO BONUSES OR MALICE GET A 20 OR MOREYOU HAVE AN EXTRA REROLL FROM THE SUNKEN THIRST BLESSING
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>2994853
>>2994857SUCK MUH DICK QMGIMMIE GIMMIE DAT REWARD
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>2994853We have to roll a nat 20? Guess we won't be getting->>2994857holy shit anon
>>2994857Damn, maybe the Goddess of Death was onto something when she had us become an old man.
>>2994857>>2994860>>2994861Your youthful spirit emerges once more, you carry the woman as fast as you could to a nearby village. These simple folks responded to your call, countless women swarm the bleeding foreigner applying their salves and their what not on her wounds."The bae's poisoned." One of the wise women exclaimed "Two stabs they are. Pretty nasty...i say a couple of days then she'll spring like a horse." A few days has passed, the nameless woman had finally woke up. Her hair had started to turn grey, afterall, she was almost treading the land of the dead."So you're the one who hauled me all the way back here? Impressive, Old man. I got little to offer but my amulet, She has been with me since i was a little lass, the last thing i have of my Da before..." You could see the desperation in her eyes, she literally had nothing on her but her axe and shield. "All my coin is lost by the slimy long nosed Gobber. Greedy Bastard robbed me blind and left me to die...i was so dense. You'll get what you deserve, greenskin...just you wait." Anger was slowly bubbling up in her words.>Take the amulet [BLESSING]>Refuse to take the amulet>Offer her your help [NEW ENCOUNTER]>write in
>>2994919FUCK FORGOT IMAGE
>>2994919>Take the amulet [BLESSING]>Offer her your help [NEW ENCOUNTER]
>>2994919>Take the amulet [BLESSING]>Offer her your help [NEW ENCOUNTER]"Don't forget your Da left you one other thing, lass - your life. If you're so willing to throw it away in search of this 'Gobber', I'll do him one last favor and go with you to make sure you don't."
>>2994919>Take the amulet [BLESSING]>Offer her your help [NEW ENCOUNTER]>>2994944I'm supporting this post because I like the write in.
>>2994928>>2994928>>2994944The woman chuckled "You sound like my Da, old man. I am Gunhild, the last shield of Lurayir. You sound bitter, has he crossed your path as well? He called himself Mogaril Badodad." You shared your mischievous encounter with the swindler, if anything, it hardened her resolve to crush his thick goblin skull with her boots. You had to accept her amulet, it was ancient and beautifully carved from troll bones, passed from one generation to another.You gained a new blessing! Shadyah's embrace Each blessing you have will add +1 to rolls. Pagan shrines will have more available options New companion!: Gunhild, the last shield of Lurayir [160 Health] -Basker of the red fury: Encounters involving the divine of warfare will have special options -Will of the north: +4 in rolls wherever your health is below 25% NEW RED ENCOUNTER ADDED : The Elusive goblin BE PREPARED BEFORE ENTERING THIS ENCOUNTER >CHOOSE A DIRECTIONSHOULD I SLEEP? I AM GETTING TIRED
>>2995065East. We know where the encounter is, so we may as well explore up to right before it and then turn back to stock up if we find we need to be better prepared.And go ahead and grab some sleep, OP.
>>2995065>EastMay as well get all the terrain before the encounter out of the way before we go on the attack.
Befuddled You started to travel with the young but fierce Skraaleig following the mischievous trail of the greenskin. Apparently, he wronged a lot of folks...those who tried to uncover his ploy were dealt with.The woman talked little during these short weeks, her mind was focused on the road. The sight of lush and green was gradually replaced with more barren and bleak landscapes.the sun continued to scorch the land till it crackled and went dry, you await the gentle grace of the moon but it didn't soothe the skies ever since. At some point, you considered the fact that you might be lost.Tired and exhausted, you sought shelter in an abandoned village, claimed by sands and other desert critters. A single colourful stand awaited you and your companion gleefully with a smug drow almost mocking you with her gloat. She had various item on sale in the middle of nowhere."Lost are we?" She drank her cup of cold water stirring the ice to draw your ire "Everyone is, the Spider queen has cursed this desert when humans slew the last of her daughters. You can try your luck braving the sand. I will simply follow your trail and strip your corpse clean.""We are no weaklings , knife ear." The last shield protested, almost drawing her axe. "Of course, a crumbling old man and a woman from the north. " she stop taunting "I digress, the reason why i am enduring the nightless skies is to provide my valuable services for an item of my choosing. It is not a horrible bargain, i get rich and you remain alive..."100/120 health, 17 coins, 6 supplies, 25 renown160 health for companion>Accept her guidance [LOSS]>Refuse her help>Browse her wares [COIN]>Raise your halberd, attack her [DICE]>Let your companion handle it>Ask about Mogaril Badodad [???]>WRITE IN
>>2997156>Ask about Mogaril Badodad [???]>"Who are you, then, who lives alone in an empty village with neither crop nor water for miles around? Surely playing guide and merchant for the rare errant traveler cannot be your sole livelihood?"
>>2997173"A sharp one, hmm? I prefer to keep my secrets of the trade to myself. It kept the region free of competitors. " She refilled her cup of water , her lips glistening with droplets of life.When asked about the goblin, she squinted her eyes "I... am not certain. My memory is rather cloudy i am afraid. All faces look the same under the heat"Gunhild was sick of her little games. Out of respect for you, she was holding both her axe and tongue.>Loosen her tongue with ___ coin [COIN + CHANCE]>Accept her guidance [LOSS]>Refuse her help>Browse her wares [COIN]>Raise your halberd, attack her [DICE]>Let your companion handle it>WRITE IN
>>2997255>Loosen her tongue by playing good cop to Gunhild's bad cop
>>2997269You attempted to intimidate the drow with your companion who was more than happy to play along. The dark elf gawked at you before bursting into laughter "Good one but you will have to try harder! "She pointed at her facial scars and showed you the markings of a thick collar at the based of her neck "I had my share of slavers to know how to deal with two nobodies like you two. My patience runs thin.">Loosen her tongue with ___ coin [COIN + CHANCE]>Accept her guidance [LOSS]>Refuse her help>Browse her wares [COIN]>Raise your halberd, attack her [DICE]>Let your companion handle it>WRITE IN
>>2997361"Don't say I didn't warn you.">Let your companion handle itA threat is little good if you don't follow through with it.
>>2997361>Browse her wares [COIN]
>>2997383Alright, fine, I'll switch to >>2997379 if only to move things along.
>>2997379>>2997369She smiles devilishly "A fine choice, I sell mainly food and water for obvious reasons. I can trade with items as well">Buy x supply for 10 coins each>Buy armour of Inspiration for 70 coin [Heavy, +4 in rolls against arrows and light weapons, +2 in rolls to companions]>Buy the sword of uncertainty for 20 coin [ Adds random bonuses and malice according to the last direction you chose from last encounter]>Buy the eye of Malice for 15 coins [Reveals all encounters with possible curses, unable to equip any ring afterwards.]>Buy the tome of Arkaani for 45 coins [ Replaces your current tome, consists of non offensive utility spells and minor healing spells]>Buy the tome of Vulcaus for 60 coins [Replaces your current tome, consists of offensive and defensive fire spells and grants +20 in any combat involving fire] >Trade ____ for _____>Don't buy anything and ____ [choose a previous option]>WRITE IN
>>2997415Wanting to see what the other anon says, but I say we buy the Eye of Malice and offer one of our weapons to trade for the Armor of Inspiration, but I'm not sure which we'd rather keep.
>>2997415Before committing to buying anything, I'd like to know: what 'Heavy' means mechanically; what our current tome is, if any, and what we lose by replacing it; and whether we can equip our items onto our companions.>>2997428Probably keep the halberd and trade the holy blade if anything, since we're more or less to go up against the Viper's men at some point, while the likelihood of fighting against more undead is less certain.Do you intend to hire the elf's services in leaving the desert?
>>2997450Maybe? I definitely want some armor though.
>>2997450HEAVY MEANS THAT IT WILL AFFECT CERTAIN ENCOUNTERS WITH FINESSE/ENDURANCE LIKE FOR AN EXAMPLE CARRYING GUNHILD ALL THE WAY TO THE VILLAGE.OUR CURRENT TOME PROVIDES NON ELEMENTAL ARCANE BLASTS+ SHIELDING+ ILLUSION
>>2997460Fair enough. Judging from >>2997463, it'd be immediately disadvantageous to leaving the desert, but I assume we can just opt not to equip it now.Of course, then we'll no longer have any items we're willing to part with to purchase her services, to speak nothing of letting her get one of her choice. Which means we'll have to brave the desert without her.I'm fine with this course of action, but I want to make sure you're aware of the decision here before committing.
>>2997450TO AVOID EASY MODE, COMPANIONS CANT EQUIP ANYTHING , THEY CANT GAIN BLESSINGS OR CURSE UNLESS IT IS RELATED TO THEIR STORYLINE.YOU CAN HAVE MORE THAN ONE COMPANION, IT CAN GET BROKEN REALLY FAST
>>2997481 Are you keen on taking her offer?
>>2997500The offer of giving her an item in exchange for her services as a guide? No. If I trusted her not to lead us into a trap, which I don't, I still wouldn't be keen on letting her have her pick of our equipment. Gold would be fine, but equipment seems unique in this system; if we lose it, we may not be able to get it back.Getting her to tell us about Mogaril would be nice, but I'm not sure if we can achieve that with the amount of gold we have.
>>2997511>>2997500>>2997481>>2997460>>2997450>>2997428POST FINAL CHOICE HERE
>>2997511Then I saw we trade/buy some stuff. Anything that catches your eye?The armor, the ring and big tome are the only things that interest me.
>>2997529Tome of Vulcanus seems broken as currently worded, since every combat where you use its contained fire spells (which would presumably be every combat) is a combat involving fire; therefore, it effectively provides a +20 bonus to every combat where you can cast spells. I'm not sure OP intended it to be or will permit it to be used that way, though.Eye of Malice seems alright. If it revealed which choices in encounters give curses, it'd be a snap pick, but just flat-out avoiding encounters with 'possible curses' seems a viable strategy with our limited supply. I'm not keen on the opportunity cost of losing our ring slot, but it might be worth it.Armor of Inspiration seems good, but not vital. Not sure how they'll fare against the Viper and Hound themselves, which are the fights we need bear in mind specifically when gearing up. It'll get far better if we choose to play with the specific intent of gaining allies.Tome of Arkaani might be good for gaining allies - it would have made things much easier in retrospect with Gunhild - but is probably not worth trading for.Sword of uncertainty is probably trash.
>>2997556+20 BONUS APPLIES ONLY IF THE OTHER SIDE IS SWIRLING ANY SORT OF FIRE AT US.I SHOULD HAVE WORDED IT BETTER THO
>>2997529>>2997556>>2997559Yeah, in that case it probably isn't worth going out of our way to pick up. Admittedly, it basically guarantees us a win against the Hound's hellhound, but there's probably other ways to get around that fight.
>>2997525If the other anon still plans to go ahead with >>2997428, I'll back it to move things ahead. Weapon to trade should be the Holy Blade.Any chance we can talk the elf into spilling info on the Mogaril as a freebie with our purchases?
>>2997601>>2997529"Much obliged, " The woman suspiciously stored the blade...somewhere behind the stand. You swore you heard a muffled belch.The ring of Malice was actually an otherworldly worm with a bulging eye in its center, it coiled around your finger refusing to budge.You lost the holy blade!You gained Armour of inspiration and ring of Malice!You lost 15 coinENCOUNTER REVEALED Moonlight man -Gain+Gain+Renown---Renown++Blessing----Curse--InjuryTraitorous trail --Curse+Armour++Gain+/- Random MoveYou continued onwards without the drow's help. If anything, she wished you good luck. The desert was endless, you have to get out before you would run out of supplies. 100/120 health, 15 coins, 6 supplies, 25 renown160 health for companion2 PRIME NUMBERS ARE NEEDED TO ESCAPE, FAILURE WILL CAUSE YOU -1 SUPPLIES EACH ATTEMPT. YOU CAN TRY COUNTLESS TIMESROLL D20
>>2997665MISTAKE NO 1: CHECK MARKMISTAKE NO 2: COIN IS 2 NOT 15
Rolled 2, 5, 6, 7, 20, 13, 17, 5, 8, 20, 20, 14, 13, 20, 16, 11, 5, 17, 13, 7, 10, 7, 14, 5, 16 = 291 (25d20)>>2997665So this is just straight-up roll until we pass or die? Well, at least it's a 40% chance to roll a prime.Since there's no alternatives to rolling, I don't see any reason not to just throw a bunch of dice at you, so here you go.
>>2997674>2>5Okay we did it lol.
>>2997674Be it from divine intervention or sheer luck, You and Gunhild managed to escape the swathes of the accursed dessert. >CHOOSE A DIRECTION
>>2997704IT IS DESERT ALSO FUCK CAPTCHA WHY DOES IT LAG LIKE A LITTLE BITCH
>>2997711>>2997713 Nowhere's Inn After trudging through a harrowing storm, you found your way into a small inn in the middle of nowhere. It's name was to the point; no one tempted to tame these hideous swamps.Soaked and wet, you and your companion seek warmth near the fireplace. All manner of races are enjoying themselves with jubilant music, delightful wenches and hearty ales.The night is soon to come to an end. You make the best out it. The innkeeper eyes you silently, expecting you to buy something.[3 ACTIONS LEFT] >Speak with the innkeeper>Reserve a room to rest for the night [COIN]>Speak with the wild drunkards in the inn>Speak with the non drunken/tipsy patrons>Play games with other patrons >Approach one of the wenches>Speak with the bard of the inn>Leave, thank the innkeeper for his hospitality>WRITE IN
>>2997762This but with >Play games with other patronsInstead of talking with the bard
>>2997754In hindsight, I realize we probably don't have enough coin to reserve a room. Start off with>Speak with the innkeeperAnd ask him the price of a room.>Speak with the bard of the innAsk him and the innkeeper for news of nearby areas.And>Reserve a room to rest for the night [COIN]if we can afford it; otherwise,>Speak with the non drunken/tipsy patrons
>>2997772I prefer that we play games.
>>2997767>>2997772>>2997777>>2997774"Oi, you look like shite gramps."The dwarven innkeeper stated "I...eh, I'd hide that halberd of yours. Hounds teeming 'bout. What'ye buyin' ?">Buy x supplies for 3 coin each>Buy a tankard of ale for 1 coin>Tell him about the desert's encounter>Ask about the hounds here>Ask for rumours [DICE]>Ask about Mogaril Badodad [DICE]>WRITE IN
>>2997810>Buy a tankard of ale for 1 coin>Tell him about the desert's encounter>Ask about Mogaril Badodad [DICE]>Ask about the hounds here>Ask for rumours [DICE]In roughly that order.
>>2997810>Buy 1 Supply and 1 Tankard of Ale>Ask about Mogaril Badodad [DICE]
>>2997817Support this but buy a supply
>>2997820We have 2 coins. We can't afford to buy supplies.
>>2997669>>2997818>>2997754>>2997754>>2997665100/120 health, 2 coins, 5 supplies, 25 renown160 health for companion
>>2997828I didn't even notice. Then yeah just do what he said.
>>2997817>>2997818You wasted one of your last coins on a surprisingly huge tankard. No wonder half of his patrons can't distinguish their hands from their feet. Before you could take a sip, Gunhild whisked it away "I'll take that, heavens above, Its neh our brew but it'll do."You lost 1 coin!She gulped the whole thing in one go earning the cheers of some around. She left you to sit with a half drunken dwarf who called her over."She's a feisty one, give'r a beard, stock'er down a tad and she'll be some good wife material! I...'pologies, i got carried away. 'ere, quench that thirst for prime dwarven ale haahaha!" The innkeeper poured you another one. A couple of gulps later, you found yourself talking about the drow in the desert. A couple of drunkards enjoyed this tale "Yer a lucky bastard, gramps. That knife eared piece of shite has a pet mimic . It ate Dorian, me cousin! Oooh, what'll do and pay for her head!" Nowhere's Inn is now a repeatable encounterThe drow will be found in another encounter The innkeeper slammed his burly hands on the table. Once he cooled down, you asked him about the goblin "I...there's many customers about. I can't tell them apart. You have better chances with these louts, i say...ROLLING TIME ARCANE SCHOLAR -1 tipsy+3 Silver tongue INN KEEPER +1 Good acquaintance with arcane scholar+2 Good natured -4 Dizzy memoryOVERALL BONUS: +1GET 17 OR HIGHER
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>2997884
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>2997884
>>2997884>>2997888>>2997895>>2997899 1 of 3 clues found about the elusive goblin "Ah! I 'member that fella. Couple o' months ago, he wanted me to distill something for him. He paid me a hefty sum for it too. Dragon blood , i knew it from the smell. He's brewin' something awful with it i tell you. "You found a couple of men watching your conversation " Deserters, the hound's bleedin dry. I don't mind them as long as they pay." A couple of travelers had arrived, the innkeeper politely left you to serve them. 10 coins for a room is reasonable, you learned. You wished you had a heftier purse.With a hint of concern, you looked for your companion. She is guzzling more and more ale in a drinking contest against the dwarf, both are blushing red and staring mad at each other. "Is she your daughter, old timer?" the bard asked leaning against the wall. he wore a fashionable attire, with his suave voice, he was irresistible to the ladies.You shook your head finishing the last of your ale "A friend.""I see, My eyes are set. This night, she'll lie within my manly embrace. How about a little bit of coin? or do you want me to sing your name instead?">Tell him about sing of your tales. Give him some space>Take his coin, let him have his way with her>Refuse his offer>Punch this pansy [DICE]>WRITE IN
>>2997970>Take his coin, punch this pansy
>>2997970>Refuse his offerShe's a friend, not a whore. Who she lies with is not business of yours. You'll take nothing of his.
>>2997974>>2998575AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAI WISH WE HAD MORE PLAYERS
>>2998575Fine we'll do this>>2998935Make a new thread OP, this one has reached bump limit that's why we don't have a consistent playerbase.
>>2998944>>2998944"Then stay out of my way." He shoved you aside remasking his brief anger before approaching the skraaleig. His attempt to snake his arm around her drunken waist earned him a powerful bash that broken his nose before uttering a single word. The bard was knocked out on the floor amidst more cheers from the drunken patrons. He took off to some room upstairs mumbling and cursing under his breath.As time passed by, the inn was getting quieter. The drunken contest rages on with apparent victor, some serious bets were forming on both sides. You pointed your attention elsewhere to the rather silent patrons enjoying their meal at relative peace.>Speak with the pale scholar and his robed guard >Speak with the burly orc chewing through mutton >Speak with the sweating man writing an urgent letter>Speak with the suspicious looking elf playing with her knife>Speak with the dwarven woman tinkering with a small construct>WRITE IN
>>2998991>Speak with the sweating man writing an urgent letter
MIGRATE>>2999009>>2999009>>2999009>>2999005I MADE A NEW THREAD, STILL PREPPING IT THOUGH >>2999009