PREVIOUS THREAD: >>2980021You are an arcane scholar bound to entertain the divine of death and disease with your adventures/misadventures. Regain your freedom by completing the objective set by her grace.Your task is not easy; two nations are fighting over a mysterious fruit of an ancient tree, You are to kill the commanders of each army: the Viper and the Hound. Along the way, you rescued a woman of the north called Gunhild who seeks revenge from a certain goblin merchant who had wronged you in a previous encounter. Together, you join forces.
CURRENT INVENTORY >Weapons- Magnius Tertius EQUIPPED [Tome, has arcane blasts, arcane protection, illusion]- Halberd of the fallen EQUIPPED [Value: 50 coin, +4 Dice rolls against the ethereal, Certain options unlocked when encountering the Viper's men ONLY if you have it equipped]>ARMOUR Armour of Inspiration EQUIPPED [ Value : 50 coin .Heavy, +4 in rolls against arrows and light weapons, +2 in rolls for companions]>RINGS Eye of malice EQUIPPED [UNSELLABLE, Reveals all encounters with possible curses, unable to equip any ring afterwards.]>CURSES NONE>BLESSINGS The sunken sun : each 5 kills grants either a blessing or a gain The sunken thirst : each 5 kills grants an extra reroll chance Shadyah's embrace : Each blessing you have will add +1 to non combat rolls. Pagan shrines will have more available options
>>2999009RED CARD= OPTIONAL HARD ENCOUNTERPINK CROSSES= ENCOUNTERS WHICH HAS CURSES (REVEALED BY THE EYE OF MALICE)CHECK MARK= ENCOUNTERS ALREADY DONECIRCLE= REPEATABLE ENCOUNTER100/120 health, 1 coin, 5 supplies, 25 renown160 health for companion
>>2997754>>2997884>>2997970>>2998991A bard inside the inn you were currently at offered you some coin or a chance for more local renown by singing your tales as long as you don't interfere with him trying to court your drunken companion. You refused."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 had 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
>>2999045>Speak with the pale scholar and his robed guardA fellow scholar?I doubt the man with the urgent letter has time to spare for us.
>>2999045>Speak with the sweating man writing an urgent letter
>>2999090Just roll nigga.
>>2999444BUT I DONT WANT TOBREAK IT PLEASE
>>2999458Only you can set yourself free from the chains of perdition
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA>>2999054>>2999068You approached the scholar who was eating small bits of his roasted chicken, reveling in its taste. He was clearly older than you by a decade or two. His wrinkled face boarded up a bit upon seeing your tome. "Ah, I see you are a learned man of magic unlike the uneducated babbling riff raffs who call themselves witches and sorcerers! we tap into the well of Arcanum , a natural primeval force preceding the so called divines. we are the true heirs of magic." he gestured to his guard to bring you a chair. The way his guard moved was unnatural like an automaton. His hands was pale as well, although more sickly than the scholar with little flesh beneath the loose skin "I am Abardeene, An arcane scholar of Verin. My academic pursuit had led to this swamp , you see. It swallowed hundreds of bodies across the ages. I am interested in one, that of a queen who was unceremoniously dumped here. Her body should be mostly unblemished." >Ask him about his spindly guard>Inquire more about this queen [DICE]>Wish him luck in his pursuit>Share your story with him about lady death>WRITE IN
>>2999521>Inquire more about this queen [DICE]
>>2999521>Inquire more about this queen [DICE]We are headed out to settle our own business, but if he is still here upon our return, perhaps we would lend him some aid?
>>2999540>>2999545"It is not an easy task for me to share years of cumulative research with a random -but respected- stranger."ROLLING TIMED20 ARCANE SCHOLAR +3 Silver tongue+2 Shadyah's embrace ABARDEENE OF VERIN -3 Secretive-4 Paranoid+1 Tongue slippedOVERALL MALICE: -1GET 15 OR MORE BEST OUT THREE
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>2999579"I understand, and I do not hold it against you. Please, if upon my return journey, I should pass through this place again and you have some desire for my opinion, or my counsel, or merely my company, you need only ask."
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>2999579WHAT'S GUUUUUUUUUUUUUD NIIIIIIIIIIGGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!No I don't regret a damn thing.
>>2999586>>2999624>>2999642The scholar weighed your words, stroking his chin "I suppose an aid from a kin of mind outshines that of a common mercenary." He paused, whispering the following "I demand absolute secrecy from your side before anything."You swore it before him momentary glancing at your companion who outdrank her opponent "The Queen was a powerful necromancer but not just any type of necromancer. She did not rely the Vaithela or any other 'conventional' method...she reanimated corpses with the arcane itself! I aim to learn more from her... imagine the possibilities for tapping more freely into the Arcanum! A heinous act to bring her back but it is a must to make progress. My guard shall perform the ritual while we must deal with her unholy abominations, they too were dumped with her." >Accuse him of necromancy in front of everyone>Agree to aid him>Refuse to help him>Talk him out of it [CHANCE]>WRITE IN
>>2999658>Agree to aid him
>>2999658>"I respect your thirst for knowledge, but I must ask you this one thing before all else: when you eventually come to pass, and stand before Vaithela herself to answer for your actions, how will you justify your apparent transgression against Her natural order?"
>>2999674>>2999676"She can rot in her undying domain, Look at the lands around you. This malignant divine cares not, uncaring and indifferent...truly the worst of.." His lips were brought to a halt. you look around, all but yourself were frozen in time like lifeless puppets on display. You stare beneath your feet to find a rat peeking its rotten head from a small hole in the floor. " His tongue is sharp and his words speak volumes. You mortals always sought to bend the rules to your favor. When you did, I rained agony and dismay on your feeble kind but i can punish so many before it became a chore and chastised by my brothers and sisters. You do not know deserve my effort, my mercy ." The rat emerges from the hole climbing upwards to the table with great finesse "I would have strip the concept of death to bring ease to my mind. Isn't that what you desire so affectionately? To tip the balance of life and death, To shatter any significance of our most vital roles as watchers of the sun start, mid and end? Is this what you truly want? " This rotting rat morphed into a black dagger, it oozes with corruption "Twist it deep in his heart, A soul like his will have its special place in my domain...or not. I won't force your hands, Scholar." >Follow the words of lady death, kill Abardeene>Do not touch the dagger>WRITE IN
>>2999793>Make him see what you seeWhat better way to tell the truth than to see the truth before your very eyes.If he still insists and wants to act like a prat then just jab that fucker into his skull and be done with it.
>>2999793>Follow the words of lady death, kill AbardeeneAll part of the game.
>>2999813>>3000016HERE WE GO AGAIN
>>2999813Just got here and liked what I saw, I agree with you to get poor zaz out of a bindbut if I had a say in it I would not touch the fucking dagger, hope he understands and we don't have to
>>3000296It's not a trick.
>>3000300I know that, but the dagger just creeps me out
>>3000318I don't want to kill this guy, but this dagger seems really nice to keep for later.
>>3000329but anon, it oozes with corruption! can we at least use a napkin to not touch it, kek
>>2999813>>3000016>>3000296>>3000300Perhaps talking some sense into him is the optimal choice. You resisted the temptations of the dagger for the time being "..of..of. Pardon, what was i talking about?" The scholar gave you a puzzled start as time unpaused "Hm? Is it yours? that dagger..."Before you could try to explain anything, The guard immediately growls, throwing you against the wall with inhuman strength. You winced in pain watching the guard lunging towards you only to be stopped by your drunken companion as she tackled him from behind.The robe was torn off, a shambling undead was revealed to the whole word, it buried a fork between Gunhild's ribs before escaping with the confused scholar.You searched for the dagger among the recent chaos but you couldn't find it. With no coin to stay, You and Gunhild left the inn bloodied and bruised.You lost 25 health!Your companion lost 20 health! >>2999029>CHOOSE A DIRECTION
>>3000356This is why you ALWAYS do what she asks. I tried to speak sense.Are we capable of going to the north part of the middle section, right beside the cursed card? Because if so let's do that.
>>3000356I ALSO FORGOT THIS New encounter added for future levels : The Undead Queen >>3000364YES WE CAN ALSO I THINK I MIGHT HAVE FUCKED THE MAPPED, WE ARE STANDING OVER THE REPEATABLE ENCOUNTERTHE O ONE (DESERT ) IS NON REPATABLE
>>3000367Okay then let's go there. We'll build up HP before risking hitting up the goblin.
>>3000364>>3000368>>3000370 Mimics! You spent several days down the road without a hint of civilization. Across a lonely path in between the mountains, you came across four treasure chests. One had fading colours and broken locks while the others were bright and shiny."Korkorkorkor~ another one! Another one!" One flinged wide open revealing an array of sharp teeth. A mimic, an overly excited. one"Ahboooorho~ Traveler, traveler! We mean no harm.""Wemeannoharm!" Another squealed."Lahlahoo~, we got it all!" The last one jingled on the ground, bits of coins and golden fruits falling on the ground only to get slurp the second after."Yes,yes phfofofofooo~ a game of chance! You win, you take a prize phfofofoo~. We win, you spent a night inside our Mam. Look at her! Look and pity~ boohoo~" The largest chest opened its mouth, All of its teeth were forcibly extracted. Its tongue was cut off as well, the large mimics whimpers in pain. Every second is pure suffering.80/120 health, 1 coin, 4 supplies, 25 renown145 health for companion>Play their 'game'>Ignore them, move along>Raise your weapon against them [DICE]>Ask the mimics who caused such pain >WRITE IN
>>3000422>Ask the mimics who caused such pain>"What would the rules of such a game?"
>>3000424>>3000427"Traveler care? Booohoo...A gree-""Nodonttellhim!" One of the mimcs silenced the other "Youplayyouplay!""Ooohoooboo~, Traveler I Monne , this Tee , this Aoll . Three Mimics, One mimic with a goat's skull . You pick the right mimic, you win! You loss no harm Boohoo, Mam no chew no more. Mam want to feel live prey inside to happy. sad...pity~" The largest mimic wanted to say something but it came out as mindless gurgles instead."This is corkenshal..." Gunhild utter something in her tongue. You can tell she didn't like this."You play?" The triad were anticipating your answer.>Play their 'game'>Ignore them, move along>Raise your weapon against them [DICE] >WRITE IN
>>3000453>"A gree... Greenskin? Mogaril Badodad, perhaps?"
>>3000468"Youplayyouplay!" Aoll shook its body sideways refusing to tell more.>Play their 'game'>Ignore them, move along>Raise your weapon against them [DICE] >WRITE IN
>>3000479>Play their 'game'"I seem to be caught up in quite a lot of games these days."
>>3000488To show fairness, the mimics emptied their guts. The piles of valuables were guarded by silent mimic. One of them swallowed the goat's skull then they all switch places, it was impossible to tell which one swallowed it.>Pick Monne>Pick Tee>Pick Aoll>Let your companion choose instead.>WRITE IN
Rolled 1 (1d3)>>3000502With a hand over our eyes we point out one of the mimics at random.
>>3000507"Wait! Boohoo~" Tee opened its mouth revealing nothing "I empty Pghffoo! You stay with Monne or you switch to Aoll?">Stay with your choice>Switch to Aoll>Let your companion decide>WRITE IN
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>3000513
>>3000517"Show me the MonnE!"
>>3000517Monne opened its mouth and...A goat's skull came out "You win! Phahahooo~! what you want? You one prize!">Ask for supplies>Ask for coins>Ask for a blessing>Ask for a weapon>Ask for an armour>Ask about what happened to the large mimic >WRITE IN
>>3000529>Ask for a blessing
>>3000535 All encounters for clues about the elusive goblin has been exhaustedTotal clues found: 1 out of 3"Stand!thisthankforplay!" Aoll crawled towards you before licking your whole body with a thick viscous fluid. While it is disgusting, you felt somehow luckier afterwards. Scent of Avarice Can detect any hidden Mimic in later encounters. Any COIN gain will have extra 1-10 coins.I SLEEPGOODNIGHT
>>3000554Thanks QM until next time.
>>3000554thanks for running>>3000573so what do you think? I fear for ours and our battle maiden's safety, should we go back to the tavern and try to find some other companion or move on to the card below the curse?
>>3000992I'd say we ought to try and talk these mimics into liberating that drow's pet mimic. Also, going after Mogaril if possible. Then, we go after the drow and see how things work out from there. Likelihood is that we'll still want to explore more to get more bonuses at that point.
>>3001021I doubt they'll let us just get another prize. I say we should go to the last unused card to try and recover more health before either touching the cursed tiles or heading to Mogaril.
>>3001116I don't quite follow how telling them about another of their kind that has been seemingly enslaved and persuading them to attack its captor in order to free it would be considered a prize. This wouldn't be us getting something for nothing; it would be our two groups collaborating because our interests happen to coincide.
>>3001119You can try but they're fucking mimics man
>>3001120True, but they seem to keep to their word, and bear some grudges against those who wrong their kin. I figure it's worth a shot, and if they don't agree then it's no loss to us.
>>3001124It's worth a shot, I agree
>>3001164>>3001124>>3001120>>3001119>>3001116>>3001021>CHOOSE A DIRECTION REMEMBER YOU CAN SWAP EQUIPMENT BEFORE ANY ENCOUNTER, JUST SAY SO.BOTH BEFUDDLED AND MIMCS! ENCOUNTERS ARE NON REPEATABLE
>>3001487Head to the last non-curse/non-red card we haven't been to.
>>3001487Can we talk to the mimics again before we leave the current encounter?
>>3001504>ENCOUNTERS ARE NON REPEATABLEIn big bold letters my dude.
>>3001504WE CANTA SMALL REMINDER THAT THE EYE OF MALICE REVEALS ALL POSSIBLE OUTCOMES OF AN ENCOUNTERS
>>3001512Alright then, let's go with >>3001496.
>>3001524>>3001520>>3001506 Blissful lake Hidden among the thicket, you happened upon a peaceful lake untouched by man. A soothing blue aura shimmers from the surface washing you with tranquility and comfort. A peculiar white spirit floats aimlessly over the bond humming a cheerful song, It notices you, her response was a childish giggle. Any attempt to communicate with her further was met with more giggles. "Look, in the bottom." Gunhild pointed at the underwater bounty of weapons , armour and coins. Why would anyone forsake all of this? An offering perhaps?>Offer ___ as a tribute>Drink from the lake without an offering>Bathe in the lake without an offering>Snag something from the bottom [CHANCE]>Hunt the bountiful fish in this lake [CHANCE]>Hunt the apparation with your halberd [DICE]>Leave without touching anything>WRITE IN
>>300157085/120 health, 1 coin, 3 supplies, 25 renown150/160 health for companion
>>3001570>Hunt the apparation with your halberd [DICE]Fuck these ghosts
>>3001570>Offer ___ as a tributeOur last coin.
>>3001570aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaacan't decide!>Offer ___ as a tributelet's try this, the coin like the anon said
>>3001581>>3001587>>3001598You dropped your last coin in the lake which made the spirit hop on the water's surface with glee, the pain growing behind your back dulled just a little bit afterwards.Your health is 90/120!155/160 for your companion!>Offer ___ as a tribute>Drink from the lake without an offering>Bathe in the lake without an offering>Snag something from the bottom [CHANCE]>Hunt the bountiful fish in this lake [CHANCE]>Hunt the apparition with your halberd [DICE]>Leave without touching anything>WRITE IN
>>3001603We don't have anything else to offer and I'm not sure other anons wanna risk stealing so...
>>3001603Does our knowledge as an arcane scholar give us any insight into the nature of this spirit?>>3001607There's always the good old offering of blood, though I don't know what that would land us up with
>>3001603ok where are the options to drink and bathe WITH an offering, since we made one
>>3001617>>3001620>>3001607Those spirits are unpredictable souls bound to a magical entity, item or in this case : a place. Refusing to go yonder to the domain of the divines till the sun end. They have no certain set of rules; some are malignant and twisted uttering curses to no end, others are less so. You doubt a single coin would unveil all the potential of this gay spirit."I trust no spirits, That thing is tricking us into safety." The last shield shared her opinion. >Offer ___ as a tribute>Drink from the lake without an offering>Bathe in the lake without an offering>Snag something from the bottom [CHANCE]>Hunt the bountiful fish in this lake [CHANCE]>Hunt the apparition with your halberd [DICE]>Leave without touching anything>WRITE IN
>>3001647I say we kill it or leave.
>>3001647just to clarify, are those cursed encounter 100% to give curses or they are marked because of the possibility to bestow a curse?if it's the first, I say leaveIf it's the later I say we kill
>>3001647>Hunt the apparition with your halberd [DICE]You do not trust it? Then let us send it into lady death's embrace, and spare other travelers from its trickery.
>>3001656POSSIBILITY TO BESTOW A CURSE
>>3001662Accept our companion's advice and kill the fucker then
>>3001650>>3001656>>3001660>>3001663>>3001666The spirit looks as you in disbelief as you prime your halberd at her incorporeal form. It cries and shivers in fear, you thought it would be an easy target if it weren't for the lake itself which formed a dome of magical water around the crying phantom with rusty floating weapons surfacing to air. ROLLING TIME D20 ARCANE SCHOLAR +3 Arcane spells+1 Arcane protection-3 Old-3 No ethereal protection+4 Halberd of the fallen GUNHILD, THE LAST SHIELD +2 Armour of Inspiration+2 diverting attention-3 No ethereal protection THE VENGEFUL LAKE -4 Vengeful wrath -2 Weapons of the lakeOVERALL MALICE= -3GET 14 OR MORE
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>3001686AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>3001686
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>3001686Begone THOT
>>3001692boooya fucking spirti!
I also just wanna remind everyone we've gotten three natural 20s and managed to get through TWO random choice games by merely letting the dice decide for us.
>>3001688>>3001692>>3001693 CRIT! With your combined efforts, you evaded the constant barrage of weapons and water projectiles before slicing the spirit out of existence in a single slash.The lake had evaporated with no spirit bound to it exposing riches for you to claim. You gained 48 coin! [+3 from scent of avarice]You gained 7 supplies! You found a helm! Ornate helm[ Value: 60 coins] -2 in combat rolls, +3 in non combat rollsRemoves 1 failure card in CHANCE optionThe rest of the weapons and armours were too rusty to be used properly against men and monster. You doubt they'll fetch a proper price in the market.>CHOOSE A DIRECTION
>>3001738So in order to equip the helm to we have to remove our armor?Also how do you guys feel about checking out these curses?
>>3001738May as well throw on that helm and head north. We'll need to pass through there anyway.
>>3001745Let's checkleave the helm unequipped I think, if we find a social encounter we can put it on
>>3001745NOHELMS HAS THEIR OWN SLOT
>>3001750also, we seriously have to get rid of that old man malus, it's fucking with us hard, how did you guys pick it up?
>>3001750Can we equip items after revealing encounters but before completing them? I was under the assumption that we equip before we reveal and then go in with whatever we have at that time.
>>3001750I imagine these curses probably aren't fights? So let's just throw it on?
>>3001756We let Lady Death (read:OP) pick the age we'd be sent back at, and she sent us back unchanged. Guess she likes them old.You'd imagine being old might offer a bonus in some social circumstances, but it's only ever been -3 penalty.
>>3001757NO YOU CAN'T CHANGE EQUIPMENT DURING ENCOUNTERS, ONLY BEFORE ENTERING THEM AKA IN>CHOOSE YOUR DIRECTION
>>3001756I wanted to be 10 years old so not sure it'd be an improvement.>>3001770Throw on the helm and head to curse #1
>>3001772>>3001756>>3001757>>3001768>>3001738Moonlight man -Gain+Gain+Renown---Renown++Blessing----Curse--InjuryTraitorous trail --Curse+Armour++Gain+/- Random Move
>>3001772Fuck, we'll have to scrape some years off sonehow, maybe ask her next time.And agreed, lets curse explore now
>>3001784Curse 2 seams less likely to have combatI vote we go to curse 2
>>3001784Alright Curse 2
>>3001793>>3001796 Traitorous trail Gullum passage draws near, It is beyond that mountain. A man and his wife accompanied you along the way, you chatted mostly with the husband who was a retired adventurer "In the very peak lies a magnificent robe tailored by a divine himself! That of Mischief: Utemlia, the churner of the sun mid . Legends say the is the strongest of all divines, he went mad and denoted himself to live among us in various shapes and forms. I tried to claim the robe of storms myself...that summit is impossible to reach!"95/120 health, 48 coin, 9 supplies, 25 renown160/160 health for companion>Continue walking with the couple, reach Gullum's passage>Attempt to brave the summit>WRITE IN
>>3001867>>Attempt to brave the summitin for a penny
>>3001867>WRITE IN>"How do we know the robe lies upon that peak if it is impossible to reach? Surely anyone who has ever gotten close enough to witness it would already have taken it for themselves, never mind making the return journey. It sounds to me very much a thing that a trickster god would do, to claim he has hidden a prized treasure in an unreachable location when there lies there nothing of value at all."
>>3001875OH SNAP!YOU GOT TRICKSTERED!
>>3001872Let's go for it.
>>3001875supporting before we go up the mountain
>>3001875"He....well. he supposedly wore it and climbed all the way to the top. Then...he dropped from the summit, naked.""He raises a fair point, Lothar. " His wife briefly joined the conversation, regardless, you were allured to this idea. You went off the branching patch which could theoretically take you to the top.There, you found three ways to ascend, each is as unforgiving as the rest: First, a continuation of the current path, albeit more slippery with a constant trickle of water from unseen cracks. The second path was an small cave right in the middle, a putrid smell reeks from inside but you could spot a spiral ascending upwards.Last but not least was this awfully suspicious set slate staircase craved from the mountain itself, unweathered and clean as if it was built the day before.>Take the stairs [???]>Enter the cave [???]>Take the slippery path [???]>Give up on this endeavor, return to the main path >Write in
Rolled 2 (1d3)>>3001918>Enter the cave [???]Im leaning cave but I'll see what the dice say for fun
>>3001918>Take the stairs [???]>But poke each step with the butt of your halberd as you ascend.It seems like a trickster to make it known that this path was made by a trickster to force men to second guess. It might well be the case that the stairway is perfectly normal, and Utemlia is laughing from on high that everyone is too suspicious to take it.It might also be the case that the stair is an illusion over a 1000-foot drop. It would serve us well to be sure.
>>3001918>>Enter the cave [???]
>>3001923>>3001927>>3001933At first, the cave seemed to be perfectly normal from inside but once you took the spiral, you found yourself at the very beginning. You did loop with Gunhild a couple of times before noticing something strange....The layout of cave had subtle changes each time, a misplaced rock here, a small puddle of water there.The constant in all of this was the cave's entrance and the stench. It made each step unbearable."Blast this fool!" Cursed the frustrated woman of the north. "This is useless. How long have we been here?" "Stay here, I am onto something..." This might just work, you thought.Yes, there was a certain pattern to these changes, it almost seemed that any changes contradict another inside the cave; a smaller rock here and a thicker column there. If only you could influence these changes some...>Create an illusion of your own [CHANCE]>Disturb the ongoing illusion somehow [DICE]>Continue the looping cycle until you break it [DICE]>Leave>WRITE OUT
>>3001991>Disturb the ongoing illusion somehow [DICE]It was either this or keep going.
>>3001991>Create an illusion of your own [CHANCE]We've got that helm on, right?
>>3002001>CHANCE>+3 on ROLLSAnon what are you doing...
>>3002010Lol I didn't even read the other bonus.WHAT AM I DOING ANON...
>>3002017ok, so what option get's the +3 so I can vote on it?
>>3002023The helm gives us a +3 on non-combat rolls (i.e. the DICE options), but also removes 1 failure card from the CHANCE picks. So it benefits both; pick whichever you prefer.
>>3002023Anything with DICE gets us +3, but anything with CHANCE let's us remove a FAILURE (Imagine as if there were only two mimics instead of three)I prefer the dice roll option.
>>3001991>>Disturb the ongoing illusion somehow [DICE]I'll go with dice since I think our Old malus won't be active here and dealing with illusions is right up our job's description
>>3002035>>3002034>>3002027>>3002023>>3002017>>3002023You created an illusion of a wooden door which would lead you to the robe, you grabbed the non existent door knob and...CHANCE TIMEPICK A CARD3 SUCCESS2 HUGE SUCCESS2 FAILURE [1 REMOVED THANKS TO ORNATE HELM]
>>3002052Wait, was this dice or chance?
>>3002052We didnt pick CHANCE?
>>3002052While I appreciate you color-coding the cards to make things easy for us, and don't particularly relish speaking out against my own vote, I feel obliged to point out that of the 3 voters currently here, 2 voted for the DICE option.
>>3002055>>3002057>>3002058THIS IS DICE, NOW CHOOSE
>>3002052well, if I must have to choose I would pick number 4 based on the file name and because I feel the huge success could be a illusion
>>3002065Ok...>>3002052Well this would encourage us to pick 5 or 6 but I can't tell if it's a trick or not
Rolled 6 (1d6)>>3002052God of Mischief, eh? Making us second-guess our choices and all. Is he strongest of all because he can do anything as long as it's for the purpose of mischief, or because he sows so much doubt in all others that makes them weaker than him?The thing about illusions is that they rely on your mind to enforce their tricks. The more you think, the deeper you dig yourself.Don't think; do.
>>3002089Sure let's go with 6 then
>>3002089the dice spoke, I must comply
>>3002068>>3002080>>3002089>>3002105...The door actually materialized upon touch. Gunhild quickly followed you to an unknown portal. A great flash of white and blue enveloped you both.The next second, you were on the top of the mountain, a raging storm roared in the skies spurring from both above and down below. You did not find any magical robe...Only the couples from before, their eyes locked on you. "I apologize for our little trick, i had to lead you to somewhere...away from her watchful eyes." "Yes, she will not only lead you to ruin but everyone else in this world. We bear warnings from a divine who cares about mortal. Our master would hate to see your untimely end." "Our job is done, we leave the judgement to you..." The ground started to dissolve beneath your feet, your vision fades......You find yourself in a small farm, surrounded by piles of hay and a very confused dog, he licks your numb fingers waiting for you to get up. The owner of the farm barges in with a pitchfork, you didn't look like a common thief to him. He was as confused as his dog.After some made up excuse about some academic test, he allowed you to leave with your companion who was fuming with anger."Stop. just, stop. What in the corkenshal they were talking about? Who is she? Are you hiding something from me?">Tell her the truth>Make up the perfect lie [DICE]>Insist on not telling her the truth>Write in
>>3002182>>Tell her the truthno hiding from our companion
>>3002182>Insist on not telling her the truth"Of course I am. If you were listening back there, you'd understand why I can't tell you, when we're no longer 'away from watchful eyes'."
>>3002194makes sense, if we tell her the truth the godess may bring harm upon her."you heard them, I'm being watched, I don't hide it from you out of malice but out of care, it can be dangerous for both of us,"
>>3002182>Make up the perfect lie [DICE]
>>3002194if it's not clear I'm changing to this
>>3002205>>3002216>>3002223She squints her eyes angrily "We've been on the road for months. I know you are a good man but i don't like secret. Not a little. It better be a Gorykenshaaylen. Now, we have a greenskin to kill. We go..">CHOOSE A DIRECTIONCHANGE YOUR EQUIPMENT IF YOU WANT
>>3002241We should probably hit up that last cursed card first.Do we wanna keep our helm on or not?
>>3002241Back to the remaining curse card. Keep the helm on, I'd say.Is that bounty on the drow still accessible?
>>3002252BEFUDDLED ENCOUNTER IS NOT REPEATABLE>>2997884
>>3002241go to the card on the left of us, it's closer and I think time passes as we travel from card to card, remove the helmet
>>3002267CARD ON LEFT IS THE LEVEL'S EXIT
>>3002267The card to our left has been our end goal up until now, so I'd much rather not.Keep the helm on and head to curse.
>>3002270RIGHT I MEAN
>>3002276what is that repeatable encounter before the gobling?
>>3002265Oh, right. Found in another encounter. For some reason I remembered it as repeatable.Yeah, I'm going to revise my decision on keeping the helm on to taking it off.
>>3002270ok, curse it is, helmet off
>>3002280>>3002290 Moonlight Man Gunhild had suggest a small town to pay a visit to where more Skraalieg congregates there. They often work as mercenaries in the ongoing war for both sides. A couple of nights were spent drinking and having good time with her kin.You looked at the moon. it shined brightly, more than usual you would say. In your drunken haze, you stepped one a man's fingers.... a beggar mired in his own filth."I-i-i i am sorry sir, can you spa-re some coin ?" He shook his rusty bowel. It already had a few coins.100/120 health, 48 coin, 8 supplies, 25 renown160/160 health for companion>Give him _____ coin >Take what little coin he has>Ignore the pisser, move away>WRITE IN
>>3002342>Give him 10 coin and offer him some food from a supply.
>>3002342>>3002350Sure. Do you want to straight up give him a supply since we might not be using it, or split the one we're already eating as part of coming to this tile?
>>3002370give him one I think
>>3002350>>3002363>>3002370"Thank you, thank you!" You gave him some coin and some dried food in which he start to ravenously consume. This time, he stares at your directly with a mouth filled with broken teeth "Pl-lease, mor-re food f-f-f-f-food, I am starving for more..."You lost 10 coin!You lost 1 supply!His stomach emitted a squirming like sound. Your heavily intoxicated companion was about to give him a good kick as he kept clinging to your feet.> Stop her, give him ___ supplies>Kick the beggar as well>Stop her, leave>WRITE IN
>>3002412>Stop her, give him 2 supplies
>>3002412>> Stop her, give him 1supplies
>>3002412>Stop her, give him 1 supplies>Warn him not to waste the money; he might not find someone so willing to give him something for nothing in the future. 10 coin and the change he has should be enough to buy him some tools to earn more - he should make the most of it.
>>3002417>>3002429>>3002457You lost 1 supply!"Thank you T-AAHOURGHHHHH!!!!!" The beggar started to convulse rapidly then you heard a loud pop. The next moment, he dropped dead on the moonlit cobblestones. Blood freely running from his mouth.Something was withering out of his baggy rags, whatever it was, it went silent for a moment before bursting out of his neck. You attire was splattered with bloods and fleshy bits.You couldn't tell what was squirming beneath your bloody feet. It was wiggling and buzzing about , rapidly growing to resemble something more human... >kill it! kill it! [DICE]>run away>Watch as it continue to grow more>WRITE IN
>>3002493>Watch as it continue to grow more
>>3002493>Watch as it continue to grow more>Step away cautiously, conjuring barriers for your own protection.
>>3002501>>3002504>>3002508It continued to grow until it was a matured human-moth creature. A Yrn. It blew some dust in your face you before flying away.You gained a blessing : Radiance Any OVER CRIT/CRIT will grant you 1-3 supplies or coin."A murderer!" you look behind you .the woman's scream forced you to leave the scene. You lost 5 renown!I SLEEP GOODNIGHT
>>3002584thanks for running man
ALSO WHAT DO YOU THINK OF EVERYTHING SO FAR? THIS IS MORE OR LESS THE TUTORIAL LEVEL
>>3002616bretty good Zaz keep it up
>>3002616very nice indeed
>>3002616Interesting system. But I assume you want some criticism beyond that, so here goes: I like the card-based navigation on principle, but wish we were a little less beholden to RNG. Going into encounters completely blind is probably fine, but I don't recall at any point feeling 'we won this encounter purely because we played it well and carefully mitigated its risks'; far more often, I remember only succeeding on an encounter with high DC rolls because we rolled unreasonably well.Not to say I'm not having fun, because I am. But I personally feel that games like these should generally be either exploration-based with a low skill requirement, or skill-based with a high skill ceiling - only very seldom RNG-based. Because it's far more satisfying for players to be left with a sense of 'I played well' instead of 'I rolled well'.
>>3002660>>3002638>>3002629>CHOOSE A DIRECTIONAND CHANGE EQUIPMENT IF YOU WANT
>>3003543If the tavern only repeatable due to the drow subquest? If so, we haven't found her yet, so I guess we can only really head to Mogaril's red card.
>>3003543head to the tavern with the helmet on, it's on the way to the goblin
>>3003559NOT EXACTLY, IT SIMPLY COINCIDES WITH THE DROW SUBQUEST
>>3003570Well, in that case, I don't see any reason not to head back to the tavern.
Also updated inventory please
Nowhere's Inn Your path had led you to the same inn you visited a couple of months ago. It remained mostly the same since, the only exception is these new sets of stools and chairs. Understandable with the occasional drunken brawl. The bard continued to perform lavishly, though he frowned upon seeing you and Gunhild. She has no recollection about hitting him. 105/120 health, 38 coin, 5 supplies, 20 renown160/160 health for companion[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>Leave, thank the innkeeper for his hospitality>WRITE IN
>>3003635>Speak with the innkeeper>Reserve a room to rest for the night [COIN]>Leave, thank the innkeeper for his hospitalityA good nights rest before going gobling hunting
>>3003623OKAY, PLEASE REMIND ME IF I MISSED ANYTHING, I AM A HUMAN BEAN AFTER ALLCURRENT INVENTORY >Weapons- Magnius Tertius EQUIPPED [Tome, has arcane blasts, arcane protection, illusion]- Halberd of the fallen EQUIPPED [Value: 50 coin, +4 Dice rolls against the ethereal, Certain options unlocked when encountering the Viper's men ONLY if you have it equipped]>ARMOURArmour of Inspiration EQUIPPED [ Value : 50 coin .Heavy, +4 in rolls against arrows and light weapons, +2 in rolls for companions]>HELMOrnate helm [ Value: 60 coins] -2 in combat rolls, +3 in non combat rollsRemoves 1 failure card in CHANCE option>RINGSEye of malice EQUIPPED [UNSELLABLE, Reveals all encounters with possible curses, unable to equip any ring afterwards.]>CURSES NONE>BLESSINGSThe sunken sun : each 5 kills grants either a blessing or a gain (4 kills)The sunken thirst : each 5 kills grants an extra reroll chance (4 kills)Shadyah's embrace : Each blessing you have will add +1 to non combat rolls. Pagan shrines will have more available optionsRadiance: Any OVER CRIT/CRIT will grant you 1-3 supplies or coin.Scent of Avarice: Can detect any hidden Mimic in later encounters. Any COIN gain will have extra 1-10 coins.>OTHERDeath's pellet: Inflict a random injury to summon a twisted abomination which will add +5 to combat rolls ONCE WHOOPS
>>3003635Can our helm be equipped for the tavern? That's why I wanted to see our inventory to see if we had it equipped.>Reserve a room to rest for the night [COIN]>Play games with other patrons>Speak with the non drunken/tipsy patronsIn that order
>>3003731HELM IS ACTUALLY EQUIPPED, MY BADAND NO YOU CANT CHANGE EQUIPMENT DURING ENCOUNTERS
>>3003784Well that's why I wanted to see our inventory before we went lmao, but yeah>>3003731Do this
>>3003875I can change to his option
>>3003880>>3003797The price for a room was a steal, for only 10 coins you could rest in a decent room. You paid the innkeeper for the night.You lost 10 coins!Resting will restore 20 health upon the end of this encounter.You browsed the gaming tables, a busy night it was with ongoing dice throws, card flips and so on. Not all were welcoming though, you had a few polite glares when you interrupted their games. The following were open for more players:The first table had a handful of adventurers sitting next to a crossbreed. A giant half-ogre mere feet away from the ceiling, He was hoarding many weapons and trinkets from other players. His giant club rests by his side.The second table had a smaller group, mostly drows in black cloaks enjoying a card game you haven't seen before. None was exactly winning so far.The third table had dwarven ladies chugging ale while throwing dice with two already snoring loudly in their seats. Alas, the final table had a halfling sighing alone among another set of unknown cards. Her fingers were tinted with ink apparently.>Approach the half ogre's table>Approach the drow's table>Approach the dwarf's table>Approach the halfling's table>WRITE IN
>>3003995>Approach the halfling's table
>>3004006>>3004117"H-hey! Can you..."The halfling tripped in her own words "...Play against these cards? I-i made them myself, the rules...the art. No one likes them, i call my card game the king's gambit! I'll pay you for it."The art of these card was nicely drawn. You weren't sure about the rest.>Sit down and play this king's gambit>Ask for more coin>Convince her to pour her talent on something more productive>Ignore her, go for another table>WRITE IN
>>3004188>Sit down and play this king's gambit
>>3004188>Sit down and play this king's gambitCan't say no to a halfling, they are like kids
>>3004194>>3004220The rules didn't make a lick of sense, unintentionally made to be one sided against the defender which in this case was the halfling. She did write some note as you were crushing her without knowing really why."Thank you kindly...a-and apologies for wasting your time." The Halfing gathered all of her cards, leaving the table in shame with some coins for your participation.You gained 5 coins!Out of the usual drunkards, few peeked your intrest. You do recognize that elven lady with a knife from earlier, she had gain a fresh scar at her right cheeks. She didn't mind it thought as she consumes her meal silently.What seemed to be a trader was counting his coin on the table. He had a huge sack next to his feet. And finally, An old goblin was sitting in a lone corner. He clearly didn't want to be here. He had two orc guards standing nearby.>Approach the elven lady>Approach the trader>Approach the old goblin>WRITE IN
>>3004307>>Approach the elven lady
>>3004307>Approach the elven lady
>>3004307Also did we get any extra COIN for Scent of Avarice?
>>3004366>>3004355"I remember you." the elf spoke first "You caused quite a ruckus last time, any old man i know would've come out of this with a broken back. You must be a very special kind of man. Please....take a seat. I do enjoy some company of."You sat down on the opposite side of the table, she had just finished her meal "I am Cariel , Please, Share your stories with me. I can't wait to listen to all of your most manly feats..." The tone of her voice shifted into something more alluring, she was practically melting in your eyes.>Tell her everything you have been through>Tell her some of what you have been through>Make up some extravagant lies to impress her [DICE]>Leave her awkwardly>WRITE IN>>3004366YES WE DID, THEY NOW 7 COINS
>>3004446>Tell her everything we have been through, lying and exaggerating our cleverness and skill [DICE]I still wanna roll, but I would like most of the lies to be grounded in reality.
>>3004446COMPANY OF ROGUISHLY HANDSOME MENWHY IT DIDNT WRITE THISAAAAAAAAAAAAA
>>3004446>Make up some extravagant lies to impress her [DICE]>>3004464This, reality mostly, we don't need to lie much since our tale is indeed balling as fuckAlso, elves are for lewd
>>3004464>>3004481ROLLING TIME ARCANE SCHOLAR +3 Silver tongue+4 Shadyah's embrace+3 Ornate helm CARIEL +5 CaptivatedOVERALL BONUS= 15GET 17 OR MORE
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>3004516Easy
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>3004516Shit, 17 is rough as hell
>>3004528We have +15 bruh.
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>3004516
>>3004533Ah, sorry, makes sense, elf companion get, good thing the age gap is not big since we are an old fart and she is probably as old as us lol
>>3004517>>3004528 OVER CRIT Without endangering her, you spoke of your ventures so far from dealing with corrupted dryads to overcoming the tricks of the divine of mischief himself. The elf was visibly sweating, barely able to continue her excitement. You found her delicate hands stroking your lap gently from underneath the table "We ought to continue in somewhere more...private, I have tales of my own just for you , my dear~">Take the elf to your room, Gunhild will understand>Book another room for the two of you. Leave the first room to your companion [COIN]>Refuse her advancements, leave>WRITE IN
>>3004556>Book another room for the two of you. Leave the first room to your companion [COIN]We get coin for the OVER CRIT yes? And then more coin from that coin for Scent of Avarice? That should basically cover the room itself.(Yes, I've been purposely trying to stack blessings this whole time.)
>>3004564YES WE DO THANK YOU FOR KEEPING TABSWE GAIN 4 COIN (1+3)
>>3004556>Book another room for the two of you. Leave the first room to your companion [COIN]>inb4 we are shanked and robbed by not watching ourselves around elves
>>3004583Elf pussy is worth it.
>>3004556>Book another room for the two of you
>>3004589IndeedBetter yet if we can convince her to help us against the goblin
>>3004564>>3004583After hastily reserving a room, you both stripped naked. You explored her scar riddled body with your hands and tongue, almost savage primal instinct overwhelmed your mind while you were both entangled with each other.Cariel was no stranger to the world of pleasure, her perfectly shaped hips, supple breasts, delicate touch...almost perfect. Your moans formed a passionate chorus, these walls were the sole witness of one of your most riveting and most pleasurable experiences. You collapse under her sweaty, fragrant body. Speechless, you kiss her glistening lips before drifting into deep, deep sleep....Your blissful sleep was interrupted by a hazy figure, you blinked twice to dispel any lingering sleep only to find Gunhid frowning at you with her arms crossed, she was unphased by your naked body "Corkenshal, That knife ear has cleaned our coin! Think for once with your Bolfshe. Varooke dan desnal!" The woman stormed out of the room , rightfully angry on how gullible you were. At least she didn't steal your clothes, you found a small letter beneath your pillow. It was from the elf. "You were a blessing, dear. First with the suspicious dagger, it is not your fault that you left an unattended artifact like this. I consider your coin and your fabulous helm a compensation for last night. For what is worth, you are a decent lover for a human. i left some coins under the bed...i am sure you can manage with these. Till me meet again, dear." New encounter added: The Caravan You lost 24 coins!You lost Ornate helm!>CHOOSE A DIRECTIONCHANGE EQUIPMENT IF YOU WANT
>>3004670Worth it. Let's go kill goblin fucko now.
>>3004670>>3004653>>3004603>>3004589>>3004583CLEARED OUR COINAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALSO MY TRIP AAAAAAAAAAAAA
>>3004684We'll get the coin back easy QM. The Helm being gone kinda sucks but it was gonna bite us in the ass anyway. Now ONWARD TO GOBOTOWN.
>>3004679This, its gobbo killing time
>>3004702Also, it was easy coin against the spirit, no real value to it, elf pussy defo worth it.
>>3004679>>3004702 The elusive goblinCLUES FOUND: 1/3 The months you spend with the last shield has finally paid off. All the leads had pointed you at his whereabout, an abandoned dwarven mine deep in the mountains. Gunhild was getting restless, she was always on edge in the last few days waiting for an ambush. The entrance to the mine had...Kobolds? What are they doing here? 20 or so were guarding the entrance, they were lightly armed but they could overwhelm you with ease. You mentally reminded yourself of the death's pellet; it might come in handy later on."What's our next move?" Gunhild whispered. They hadn't noticed you just yet. You have the element of surprise.120/120 health, 5 coin, 4 supplies, 20 renown160/160 health for companion>A frontal assault , they won't see it coming [???]> Utilize your illusion to pass through>Attempt to bribe them [COIN]>Find another way to the mines [???]>WRITE IN [HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ]
>>3004763>Use our illusion to draw them away from the entrance and sneak past
>>3004786I kinda agree, move them away from the entrance so we can move past them.or, can we try to make a rockslide on their heads? that would be awesome
>>3004800I like this idea actually.
>>3004805How about we ilusion a naked and disoriented Cariel (since we have the mental image) near a rock ridge, and then we rockslide it on them while they investigate/jump on her.
>>3004786>>3004800>>3004859>>3004805Kobolds belong a servile race, they rarely think for themselves. A simple, well designed illusion can trick their feeble minds. From your fresh memories, you conjured a naked illusion of Cariel. Gunhild squinted her eye but didn't comment on the matter .The Kobolds were drawn to the illusion, immediately abandoning their post. A precise arcane blast has started a rockslide, crushing the Kobolds in a wave of ragged boulders and pebbles. You were not sure if some had survived or not.>Make you way inside>Finish off any remaining kobold [DICE]>WRITE IN
>>3004888>Finish off any remaining kobold [DICE]
>>3004888>Finish off any remaining kobold [DICE]No need for Gunhild to be jealous, there is old man love for everyone
>>3004896>>3004907ROLLING TIME D20 ARCANE SCHOLAR +3 Arcane spells-3 Old GUNHILD, THE LAST SHIELD +2 Armour of Inspiration MOSTLY CRUSHED KOBOLDS -5 Numerous -2 Time is of the essence+3 disoriented OVERALL MALICE=-2GET 13 OR MOREREMEMBER YOU CAN USE DEATH PELLET IF YOU WANT [INJURY+ ADDS A COMBAT BONUS, ONE TIME USE ONLY]
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>3004933
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>3004933Shit
>>3004938>>3004942A couple were still breathing, Those who managed to recover fought to end, unable to call for reinforcements. You and your companion were scraped by their wild assortments of weapons. Nothing too serious.you lost 10 health!Gunhild lost 5 health!You entered the mines, much to your surprise, the tunnels were mostly devoid of anyone. Since those inside weren't alarmed, You and Gunhild slipped by in their shanty quarters. just where are they?Your unchallenged descend to the lower levels revealed why the mines were abandoned; the whole complex was sunken in molten rocks, it was too unsafe to mine the plentiful veins of iron there..Draconic language wasn't your specialty, you painfully glossed over the markings and engravings done by the kobolds and pressed onwards. There was a story to be told there that you were unable to decipher. "Do you hear that?" yes, a droning sound echoing from the darkest reach of the mine. It had a strange rhythm to it. "HUMANS! SKRAAAAA!!!" another batch of Kobolds had spotted you from a crack in the wall. They were patrolling parallel to this walkway. The heavier clanks of metal were a dark sign; they are more protected than their brethren. >Stand your ground, fight through the waves of Kobolds>Run, cut who you must, ignore the rest>Retrace your steps back to the entrance while you can [EXIT ENCOUNTER]>WRITE IN
>>3005070>Run, cut who you must, creating illusions to lead the rest off in a different direction.
>>3005070>crack in the wall. That means more rockslides are in order.Create another Cariel naked image to distract them and destroy the crack where they could come in while our northen companion holds the kobold flow. That elf inspired us a plenty, we should thank her when we see her again
>>3005083>>3005107AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAI DONT THINK THE TRICK WILL WORK AGAINST FULL ALERTED KOBOLDS
>>3005083Do this instead
>>3005083>>3005127You choose to run, with the Skraaleig blocking incoming bolts and arrows via her shield. it is for the best not to let them gang on you. Another dilemma was upon you; the walkway has led you to a giant hall (presumingly some dwarven storage area) with multiple ways onward. The other main door was barricaded with wooden logs, dust had accumulated on the barricade. Given enough time, you can blast your way through it. There was a giant pit at the far end of the hall, some underground waterfall was constantly trickling from above.The other path used by the Kobolds was narrow, enough for 2 persons at best. It can offer you a decent advantage.Finally, dwarven mechanisms were built to last, a series of empty carts went back and forth under a small river of molten rocks via a pulley system. Occasionally, the cart would touch the blazing river, unaffected by the immense heat.Decide fast, or perish.>Stand your ground in the hall.>Break the dusty old door while Gunhild hold them off>Hop into one of the dwarven carts>Take the narrow pathway, push onwards>Jump to the unknown depths below>WRITE IN
>>3005205>>Take the narrow pathway, push onwards
>>3005205>>Hop into one of the dwarven cartsUs first then Skraaleig. Cause she can shield, of course.
>>3005205>Take the narrow pathway, push onwardsHave to sleeep nowAlso>inb4bthey start running away from something in the tunnels
>>3005292GOODNIGHT ANONTHANK YOU FOR PLAYING
>>3005295Look, don't get mad when you put an Indiana Jones option in there and people like me go for it okay!
>>3005229>>3005239>>3005292You went through the narrow pathway, the hoards of Kobolds are amassing behind your trails. Their numbers won't matter here. Gunhild bashed her shield, her spirit flaring with rage "SEND THEM TO ME!!! KYLESHLAN!!!"ROLLING TIME ARCANE SCHOLAR +3 Arcane spells+1 Arcane protection-3 Old+4 Armour of inspiration+3 Narrow pathway GUNHILD, THE LAST SHIELD +2 Armour of Inspiration+3 Narrow pathway+2 well protected HOARDS OF KOBOLDS -10 near endless+1 few ranged shots+2 Attacking from one side -5 fanatic devotion-2 no self preservation OVERALL BONUS IS +1GET 18 OR HIGHER>>3005318I KNOW BUT IT IS PART OF HOW I SPEAK AND ACT AS A QM
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>3005338
>>3005343Waiting on my fellow anons to roll here...
>>3005343IT IS OKAY ANON, IT IS ALREADY LATE.I SLEEPGOODNIGHT
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>3005338can't we collapse the narrow passage behind us?
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>3005338Oh damn, and here was I thinking the other one was difficult
>>3006122>>3006053>>3005343I think it's time to pop that reroll we've been sitting on.
>>3006146how about we pop the tablet to drive this 15 >>3006122 home?
>>3006146>>3006157I'm ok with both options, I just don't want Gunhilde to die.The tablet will get us what we need.The reroll will give us aother chance but we will still have to roll over 17
MAKE UP YOUR MINDS AAAAAAAAAAAAAALSO HOW DOES ARCHIVING WORK?
>>3006793If we use the reroll do we simply get one reroll or does everyone reroll? Either way I agree with using the pellet.
>>3006820Use that pellet then OP. The other two wanted to do that.
Rolled 7 (1d10)PELLET BONUS WILL BE...
>>3006843We get a nice OVER CRIT
>>3005343>>3006053>>3006813 OVERCRIT [+2 Supplies from Radiance]It was the perfect timing to the unleash the great evil in the pellet granted by lady death. It demanded blood, your blood. You were obliged to provide it.You lost 20 health!The twisted and maniacal abomination gored through the waves of kobolds, their stacking pile of corpses prevent their advancement. Soon, they scattered away, surely they will follow one of the many paths in the mines to reach you.[Sunken thirst is now ready]This pathway had lead you to another hall, this one was untouched by Kobolds, it had dozens of empty carts piled upon each other.You found a small nugget of gold in one of these carts, it shall fetch a nice sum of coins for you. You gained 9 coin! [Sunken sun+Scent of Avarice]The droning sound was getting closer and closer, You carefully blasted the base of the pile to buy you some time; the chaotic landscape of mining carts should slow them down. With the screeches of Kobolds within earshot, you reached the end of the mine, what was beyond that wasn't built by dwarves. All the walls were smoldered by magical fire leaving traces of red snail tracks, still warm on touch. "Vekoshe..." The last shield was in shock of all the mangled corpses before you, all stripped of their skin with a large gap in their chest. This is not the work of simple minded creatures...no, this is done by someone more sinister. What did this goblin involve himself into."A place of power, Tyrestikere...pagan divines." She pointed towards what seemed to be different shrines hidden behind a loose door dedicated to the few mortals who reached divinity. The term itself is incorrect and board however, Most of these divines are savages in nature, though non savage individuals had ascended to divinity, the most notable of them is Mistress Garlionne who is considered by many to be the mother of Arcane arts. Of course, the order of scathing sun forbids any worship of these pagan divines.The glint of gold caught you attention on the far side of this place, a trail of gold and other riches sits untainted by the flesh of mangled corpses. A treasury of sorts.You don't have much time left, the kobolds will arrive at any moment.>Ignore both areas, march onwards>Approach the pagan shrines>Enter the treasury>WRITE IN>>3006793PLEASE RESPOND
>>3007114>Approach the pagan shrinesThe desire for knowledge is overwhelming.>>3006793>ALSO HOW DOES ARCHIVING WORK?Go to suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/requestqstinterface.html? and fill in the form.
>>3007114>>Approach the pagan shrines
>>3007114>Approach the pagan shrinesI can archive for you later when I get home, just write a description and what tags you would like to put in it.
>>3007219>>3007168>>3007179The first steps you took close to the shrine triggered the summoning of a dwarven apparition who formed an intangible barrier behind you. It had a giant greataxe , enough to cleave you in half. It wasn't outright hostile, just annoyed "What is it now? Can't i have some rest? But noooo you fancy pansy 'venturers barge in. Feck it, Give me an itsy reason not to chop you up and feed the lil bits to the bloody overgrown lizards outside. they'll gobble up anything.">Attempt to reason with the dwarven ghost>Apologize, ask to leave in peace>Attack the ghost>WRITE IN>>3007219OKAY
>>3007258>>Attack the ghostTake your peace then.
>>3007219tags: encounter quest, arcane scholardescription : Follow the adventures/misadventures of an arcane scholar who must entertain death herself.IF YOU HAVE BETTER DESCRIPTION, GO FOR IT. I WANT OT ARCHIVE IT. THANK YOU BY THE WAY
>>3007258Because those 'overgrown lizards' are bigger nuisances to you then we are. We're just passing through; they went and made their home right beside yours. And the enemy of my enemy is my friend.
>>3007299Now I know this is the smart thing to do, but boy do I love this ghost killing halberd.
>>3007306I'd much rather get an additional ally against these kobolds myself.
>>3007302This, if he attacks we can still use our ghost-buster stick
>>3007302>>3007306>>3007307"Can't. Their master bound me soul here. I, Vaughlin Ironwrath, was reduced to a petty guardian. I am forced to fend the shrines for all eternity. ALL ETERNITY i say! Try to stare at the same ugle statues for a decade, you'll lose your mind in a jiffy." The snarls of the kobolds were getting closer, the ghost lowered his greataxe assuming a less aggressive stance "Piss off, go and plunder somewhere else 'fore i crack yer noggin." the barrier vanished off, the ghost was staring at your soul, waiting for the faintest of mistakes.>Attack the ghost [DICE]>Leave the shrines>WRITE IN
>>3007433Is it within our ability to as an arcane scholar to undo the binding and free the ghost?If so, do that. If not, leave.
>>3007433Does our Shadyah's Embrace give us any extra options here?
>>3007490TO THE SHRINES THEMSELVES NOT THE GHOST>>3007456NO SADLY
>>3007499Welp let's go. We'll come back once we deal with this goblin.
>>3007456>>3007510>>3007490A small group of 7 Kobolds have finally caught up with you, their group included a very tired mage who misfired a fireball to your right. More were trickling from afar. >Make a run for it, push onwards to your goal [CHANCE]>Stand your ground, kill them all [DICE]>WRITE IN
>>3007592>>Stand your ground, kill them all [DICE]
>>3007592>>Make a run for it, push onwards to your goal [CHANCE]no tablet anymore
>>3007648So?We have two rerolls now for DICE and CHANCE is just a roll we can't reroll.
>>3007592>Stand your ground, kill them all [DICE]
>>3007596>>3007701>>3007648"AAAAAAAAHOONNNNNDAAAAAA!!!" Gunhild roared, aiming her axe at the foe. You followed her lead raining blasts of arcane from relative safety.ROLLING TIME ARCANE SCHOLAR +3 Arcane spells+1 Arcane protection-3 Old+4 Armour of inspiration GUNHILD, THE LAST SHIELD +2 Armour of Inspiration+3 enraged ADVANCING KOBOLDS -3 strength in numbers+1 Intimidated-1 Kobold mage -5 fanatic devotion-2 no self preservationNO BONUSES OR MALICEGET 15 OR HIGHER
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>3007716wew
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>3007716
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>3007716
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>3007716
>>3007677STACKING MULTIPLE REROLLS MIGHT BE GAME BREAKING, SHOULD I KEEP IT AS IT IS OR GIMP IT A LITTLE
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>3007730Well we've only been able to stack them since we've been rolling so well. We're probably about to burn through both here so... Don't gimp.>>3007728I guess I'll start the reroll burning.
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>3007716Fuck fuck fuckWell at least we are both at a good health
>>3007733Thank you anon! Thank you!
>>3007730i don't know if they are gamebreaking, the dcs are pretty brutal, we are just having some luck lately....it seems it's running out tho
>>3007723>>3007725>>3007728>>3007729>>3007729Gunhild soaked most the damage, they were too nimble for precise blasts with their small size and quick feet. You did skewer two of them while Gunhild literally jumped over the trembling mage pummeling him to death with her furious fists after axing the rest.You lost 5 health!Gunhild lost 10 health! "Bloody good show." said Ironwrath who was watching within his confinement "There's a wee hidden room down yonder to the right. The pesky lizard won't find you there. Say 'Ssifisv M'atisoh' to enter. You can thank me later.."You descended down a set of warm stairs, it wasn't enough to burn your feet...it made you slightly uncomfortable. There was a huge opening up ahead, a bed of molten rocks with only one safe passage. But first you have to seek refuge, you were too tired to continue.Lo and behold, a hidden doorway revealed itself upon uttering these draconic words. The door retained its former illusion when you were both inside. Dozens of Kobolds passed through without noticing you at all.Inside this mysterious room, you find three dwarven skeletons huddling around a magical bonfire still crackling to this day. A glowing dwarven axe was embedded between the silver ashes. It was smaller than that of ironwrath but as intriguing.Your nose caught the scent of a mimic in this room, it was...afraid and harmless. Unfortunately, It was pure hidden among the dust riddled bowels and other pottery [Scent of avarice]This perilous trek has been going for at least half a day, your were both exhausted from the constant running and fighting. You shouldn't stay here for long, nowhere is safe.[2 ACTIONS LEFT]>Attempt to find the mimic >Focus on retrieving the dwarven axe>Heal your wounds [2 SUPPLIES= 5 HEALTH]>Rest, prepare for the final confrontation>WRITE IN>>3007733>>3007743OKAY I'LL LEAVE THEM AS THEY ARE
>>3007871>>Attempt to find the mimic
>>3007871>Attempt to find the mimicAn enemy? Or perhaps a potential ally?
>>3007871>>Attempt to find the mimic>Rest, prepare for the final confrontationdon't want a exhausted malus while going forward, but I do want a well rested and prepared bonus
>>3007881>>3007883>>3007888Now where could it be? It could be anything around you. These creature can assume many shapes. The treasure chest is the most common form for obvious real.>Crush all the pottery, it will be easier to find it that war [CHANCE]>Ask Gunhild to intimidate the hidden mimic without breaking anything [CHANCE]>Find it the traditional way, it might take up some time [CHANCE]>WRITE IN
>>3007924>Ask Gunhild to intimidate the hidden mimic without breaking anything [CHANCE]
>>3007924I'd rather not make the mimic hostile to us if possible.How is Scent of Avarice flavored? Is it literally an ability to smell out mimics? Is it possible to use it here in some way?Otherwise, try calling out:>"We aren't here to hurt you. We've already met three of your kin; they called themselves Monne, Tee and Aoll, and they seemed decent enough folk. Will you come out and speak with us?"
>>3007942this, mention the other mimics, maybe this is the kidnapped one
>>3007942YES, WE DETECT MIMICS BY SMELLING THEM. NO, IT HAS NO OTHER PERKS OTHER THAN EXTRA COIN
Here it ishttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/2980021/
>>3007939>>3007942>>3007947"T-t-they us names.." a small dusty cup spoke, it shapeshifted into a tiny treasure chest, waddling slowly towards the fire. It looked battered, missing some of its tiny sharp teeth."Y-you down here to stop bi-g red? awho-oo, big red fear no beat beat. H-here. boohoo..." The mimic regurgitated a small scorched key before hiding again under the dust. It was gone.[1 ACTION LEFT]>Focus on retrieving the dwarven axe>Heal your wounds [2 SUPPLIES= 5 HEALTH]>Rest, prepare for the final confrontation>WRITE IN
>>3008069>Focus on retrieving the dwarven axe>Rest, prepare for the final confrontationOne of these. I'm kinda leaning dwarven axe just because it glows.
>>3008069>>Rest, prepare for the final confrontationlet gunhilde get the axe
>>3008069>Rest, prepare for the final confrontationHopefully this gives us enough of a bonus to avoid dying to the coming boss fight.
>>3008063THANK YOU ANON
>>3008088>>3008094>>3008100Your body ached for some rest. Just in case, you kept alternating with Gunhild watching over for any threat. A couple of hours had passed, you regained your focus once more, it is time to end this....You waited for the right moment to continue; the ongoing patrols were naturally on edge. When the path was clear, you seized this chance and continued forward.The rickety passage was clearly meant for the lighter kobolds. You walked slowly and scarefully until you reach a giant platform. There you found two giant dragon corpses, one was halfway rotten. The was skinless as if it was recently slaughtered...what?A large cage contained at least a dozen whimpering women and men, all stripped bare. They were shepherded to a fleshy cocoon which would churn them and spit them back as mangled corpses. Ten Kobold cultists chanted around the cocoon, it throbs loudly in response. This ritual was guarded by 7 elite kobolds and 2 firenewts.There was a huge treasure chest half sunken in the molten rocks with multiple locks. Sitting on a smoldering throne was a familiar person... Mogaril Badodad... "I knew it was you..." his voice was completely different. "You are too late, in mere minutes, i shall retain my true form. A mighty red dragon, free from that accursed body of mine.""I WILL RIP YOUR HEART OUT, GREENSKIN" Gunhild pointed her bloody axe towards him which made the goblin roar in laughter. " Foolish human! Do you honestly think this pathetic vessel is my true form?! I used his knowledge to attain what i need to create a new vessel. Hmm.." The 'goblin' stroke his chin " You have shown true might and bravery entering my lair. Mayhaps you wish to become my heart ? The ones my minions brought are too feeble..." Another unfortunate man met his demise in the churning cocoon "You are fierce, woman of the north...unyielding to any man or beast. But you...You are truly blessed by the divines. The other can leave unharmed with a special reward. >Offer Gunhild to be the dragon's heart>Offer yourself to be the dragon's heart>Refuse the offer and blast the passage behind you.>WRITE IN
>>3008282FUCKED UP THE FONT AAAAAAAAAAAAA
>>3008282>Refuse the offer and blast the passage behind you."What guarantee have we that you will keep your word? We refuse. If you seek a heart out of us, you will have to carve it out of our cold, dead bodies."
>>3008282what does being the dragon's heart entail? literally becoming his heart and dying in the process?
>>3008377>>Refuse the offer and blast the passage behind you.fuck that noisewe have to leave to fight another day, dragon is too high on our pay grade
>>3008282>Strike him down while still mortal
>>3008345>>3008400>>3008421You destroyed the only available path leading to this platform. The other kobolds could do nothing but to watch. their ranged projectiles and spells couldn't cross this wide gap. "So be it..." There is no turning back, you attempted to blast his head from afar only to have the two firenewt deflecting the arcane shot with their enchanting blades. The cultists kept chanting around the cocoon hoping for one of the sacrifices to be fit to become the heart. You were no match for a living dragon, you either had to destroy the cocoon , kill the goblin or find another mean to achieve victory.The seven kobolds marched slowly towards you. Two wielded greatswords while the rest had polished shields and spears. There was this faint scent, almost dormant and easily missed among the smell of rotten corpses and smoldering iron.Your companion arched a beautiful smile, all the stress built up inside was gone for a brief moment "What is our plan?">_________
>>3008532>Blast the rock above the kobolds and newts, using the chaos to rush in and end the god forsaken life of Mogaril Badodad.
>>3008556this, blast the ceiling to bury them on rocks from the cave, our barbarian gal can defend us while we do this (what a smile....if only we were younger)
>>3008532>Step 1: Push the seven kobolds advancing on us off of the platform.Arcane barriers are interesting things. Ordinarily, they function purely as shields, but if you apply any sort of velocity to them, they become formidable plows, if not battering rams. Moving slowly, they don't do much damage on their own, but combined with environmental hazards, they can be devastating.>Step 2: Stop the ritual.Everything comes to naught if we have the misfortune having the ritual complete while we're still fighting Mogaril. The odds are low, but getting caught out would be disastrous. Have Gunhild charge the chanting cultists while you act from afar. Your extensive arcane knowledge may offer you some insight into the ritual's function. Perhaps you can disrupt it, or even subvert its magics to your own ends. If all your scholarly experience else fails, blasting them from a distance should work; if the number of chanters falls too low, they should be unable to continue the spell. There's a decent chance Mogaril didn't expect anyone to attack him right in the middle of his sanctum, and only assigned the bare minimum of required cultists to maintain his spell. If so, all the better for us.>Step 3: Regroup. It is unlikely Mogaril will have been sitting idly while we have been acting. Depending on what he has been doing in the meanwhile, we may find ourselves facing additional waves of enemies, traps or spells. We know Mogaril has a number of magical items and artifacts in his possession. It's too difficult to guess what we will be facing at this point; we'll have to figure it out when we get there.At this point, there may be lulls in the battle, and we may have the opportunity to gather additional tools, weapons or equipment scattered around the platform in preparation for the final battle. If it comes, take the chance. Of note are the treasure chest, to which we may have a key, and the faint scent which may indicate a mimic.>Step 4: Defeat Mogaril.If we've survived to this point, the only thing remaining is to muster our strength and win the final face-off against the dragon-to-be. In his current form, he is still weakened; it's now or never!
>>3008609ok, that seems like an in-depth plan, I'll support you based on the amount of time you put into writing this lol, but I do want to drop some rocks on someone's head at some point
>>3008609Hang on, I've forgotten the firenewts.They should be dealt with at some point in steps 1 or 2; either push them off with the rest of the advancing kobolds. or take them out when we charge the cultists.
>>3008638>>3008631>>3008609>>3008556SOME VISUALIZATION:D D= TWO DRAGON CORPSEC = HUGE CHESTC WITH SMALLER C= COCOON+ CULTISTSK=KOBOLDSN=NEWTSTWO PINK DOTS= USIS THIS YOUR FINAL CHOICE?
>>3008658is there a ledge where the kobolds are advancing on? if there isn't we should go back to the collapsing stones plan
>>3008658Old reliable stone drop
POST YOUR FINAL VOTES HERE>>3008666M IS THE GOBLINTHE BLACK BOX IS THE PLATFORM, ONLY WE ARE THE CLOSEST TO ANY LEDGE. I SHOULD MENTION THAT THIS IS A HUGE CAVERN, SO THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE THEY CAN HAVE THE CHANCE TO AVOID IT
>>3008658>>3008697Alright, fine, drop stones on their heads then. Whatever takes them our from range the fastest.Steps 2 through 4 are still valid, though.
>>3008697they can but the cocoon can't evade shit, collapse the roof on top of the cocoon before the charging kobolds reach us while our barbarian beauty protect us, then we blast these kobolds by creating that shield that anon mentioned so we can face them one at a time to negate their number advantage
>>3008609ALSO THANK YOU FOR TAKING YOUR TIME TO WRITE THIS
>>3008609This anon is smart. Follow his plan.
>>3008697also, if I was not clear I'm just voting to make step 2 before they reach us with a rock drop and use the shield on step 1 as a protection instead of pushing
>>3008726>>3008720>>3008717>>3008709>>3008676You had to deal with the most immediate threat first, the marching kobolds in clad armour. The shield stood her ground, determined to deflect any blow meant for you. The heavy armour of the kobolds should slow them down just a little. You aimed your blast to the cavern's roof. If your calculations are correct, they should be crushed before any sort of clash between you two. Mogaril Badodad watches in amusement, his two newt guards remained to his side.ROLLING TIMED20ARCANE SCHOLAR +3 Arcane spells-3 Old+2 Focused+4 protected by GunhildKOBOLD ELITE -3 strength in numbers-4 disciplined-2 long reach+2 slow movementOVERALL MALICE= -1 GET 17 OR MORE
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>3008805Bam
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>3008805Watch as we just die here.
>>3008814>>3008816The falling rocks obliterated four of the kobold guardians, the last three evaded it gracefully unaffected by the death of their comrades. "Resorting to cheap tricks? two can play the same game my friend," The goblin gestured one of his cultist to focus on you both. After an unholy uttering, The jumble of flesh, bone, rocks and metal were sewn together to form a monstrous entity, it was crawling towards you very, very slowly. Its mangled spears aching to skewer you. "There is no time! Go! I will deal with these corkenshal!" Gunhild blocked an incoming blow from the elite. The cocoon hasn't accepted anyone yet, though it throbs at a slower pace with only nine cultists around it.>Leave her, focus your attention on ____>Hold off the kobolds yourself, order Gunhild to focus on ______>Stand by her side. Deal with the rest>WRITE IN
>>3008929>>Leave her, focus your attention on ____Cocoonwe have to stop this before a dragon appears, she can handle a few coboldsdrop the ceiling in the cocoon, it can't evade
>>3008951This, let's take down some cultists with it.
>>3008951>>3008960 "Kill them! The two newt had advanced towards each on of you, fire seeping from their volatile bodies, without Gunhild you had no one to protect you from melee attacks.ROLLINGTIME2D20ONE FOR ARCANE SCHOLAROTHER FOR GUNHILDFIRST D20 ARCANE SCHOLAR +3 Arcane spells+1 Arcane protection-3 Old+2 focus+4 Armour of inspiration FIRST FIRE NEWT -2 Disarming tongue-2 fire breathing-3 Skillful swordsman OVERALL BONUS = +2GET 14 OR MORESECOND D20GUNHILD, THE LAST SHIELD +2 Armour of Inspiration+2 Focused+3 Enraged+5 No self preservation KOBOLD ELITE -1 strength in numbers-4 disciplined-2 long reach+2 slow movement SECOND FIRE NEWT -2 Disarming tongue-2 fire breathing-3 Skillful swordsman KOBOLD ABOMINATION +2 Horribly slow+1 Mindless-5 Devastating impactOVERALL MALICE=-3GET 20 OR MORE
Rolled 8, 14 = 22 (2d20)>>3009026first is for scholar second is for gunhild then
>>3009026This one is gonna be tough boys. I know you can do it.
Rolled 12, 14 = 26 (2d20)>>3009026My last post for now. Don't get us killed, guys.
Rolled 7, 3 = 10 (2d20)>>3009026damn, we are going to have to double back and save her, I wonder how much damage you take if you fail a test
>>3009059GOODNIGHT ANON, THANK YOU FOR PLAYING
>>3009063I guess we'll see. We aren't burning our reroll on a nat 20 roll.>>3009068How many more kills until we get another reroll?
Rolled 5, 5 = 10 (2d20)>>3009026Is combat a one hit kill thing? I worry about our companion
>>3009078this is important on my decision to burn the reroll
>>3009095If you burn it now you'll just get us both killed.
>>3009049>>3009059>>3009063>>3009049>>3009059>>3009063>>3009078[sunken thirst is now available]you gain 5 coins! [sunken thirst + scent of avarice.The newts attempted to disarm your halberd first but you managed to deflect his tongue with a last second shield, his fire breath eventually broke your fragile shield, he was the better fighter, you only managed to kill him by an up close blast which had earned you a painful slash.You lost 10 health!75/120You turned your head immediately at the sound of Gunhild wincing in pain, she had already killed a newt and a kobold but her shield arm was crushed with bones protruding from her skin, a visible wound bleeds profusely from her abdomen and yet she holds her grounds.Gunhild has lost 65 health! 80/160 "To me, you fools!" two cultists has abandoned their post to form a paling around him using their own blood, one did the same to the cocoon itself which was throbbing noticeably slower. The lonely cultist was sewing the corpses back to life at a slower rate with blood pouring from his eyes.Another scent troubled your senses, the only word you could describe it is 'yearning'>Go and aid Gunhild>Focus your attention on _____>WRITE IN>>3009076NOW
>>3009158>>Go and aid GunhildThe cultists can't keep up the reanimation. The kobold warriors are all but dead, let's push through this together.
>>3009158>>Go and aid Gunhild
>>3009158>Go and aid Gunhild
>>3009169>>3009180You went back to help your companion, without your help, she will surely perish.ROLLING TIMED20 ARCANE SCHOLAR +3 Arcane spells+1 Arcane protection-3 Old+2 focused+4 Armour of inspiration GUNHILD, THE LAST SHIELD +2 Armour of Inspiration+2 Focused+5 No self preservation-5 bleeding out-3 shieldless KOBOLD ELITE -4 disciplined-2 long reach+2 slow movement KOBOLD ABOMINATION +2 Horribly slow+1 Mindless+1 falling apart-5 Devastating impactOVERALL BONUS= +2GET 14 OR MORE
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>3009221
Rolled 2 (1d12)>>3009221
>>3009231That's the wrong dice my dude.
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>3009221
>>3009245He rolled a damn d12 lmao
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>3009237You are rigjt, that is another quest
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>3009229REROLL
>>3009249DO IT AGAIN BURN OUR LAST ONE WE HAVE TO.
>>3009247OH YEAH BUT STILL>>3009238>>3009229>>3009248
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>3009221reroll
>>3009260AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWe will save our shield maiden!
>>3009260Old man pulls throught! Squished cocoon as extra! Cave this whole fucking place!
OVERCRIT You gained 2 supplies! [Radiance]Your flurry of arcane blasts has diverted the attention of the kobolds which allowed Gunhild to hack him with ease and then she threw her axe at the lone cultist before he could raise the fallen newt.The two of you walked in unison at the panicking goblin "IGNORANT, INCOMPETENT FOOLS RGAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!" The powerful dragon soul possessing the goblin had returned to the shambling dragon bringing it back to life. while the flesh and organs were falling apart already, this undead dragon is more than formidable.He stood in front of the cocoon, blight and poison dripping from its giant maw "YOU WILL NOT STOP MY TRUE REBIRTH, NO ONE CAN. You heard a familiar voice amidst the chaos "Sssstupid human, The mimic queen! break the sssspell and Wake her up!" The goblin threw you a key identical to the one you had before escaping the area through a small hole in the wall. "THE QUEEN HAS DONE HER PART, NOTHING IS POWERFUL ENOUGH TO AWAKE HER FROM HER SLUMBER." "I...i'll hold him u-rgh off. Go..." Gunhild coughed more blood, refusing to drop her axe.>Stand and fight the rotting dragon>Go to the half sunken mimic queen>Attempt to evade his attacks, go for the cocoon itself>WRITE IN>>3009260>>3009250AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA9 CAME FIRST WHY DO YOU DO THIS MEEEEE I AM BENDING THE RULES ONLY ONCE THIS TIME
>>3009340>Grunhild goes for the mimic queen, we try to distract and hold the dragon off with falling rocks and illusions. It is time for us to stand our ground.And she won't last 2 seconds if we leave her to the dragon
>>3009340We had two rerolls QM. We used both?>Send Gunhild to use the keys on the mimic queen while we use our barriers and illusions to keep the best at bay for as long as we can.
>>3009353>>3009351>>3009353>>3009370You stood alone against what is perhaps your greatest challenge so far. You will attempt to stall for as long as you possible can while Gunhild would unlock the multiple magical locks.CHANCE TIME1 SUCESS5 FAILURES1 HUGE FAILURE
Rolled 2 (1d7)>>3009405
Rolled 1 (1d7)>>3009428Lets see what my dice say
>>3009428>>3009440 Failure A single swipe was all it took to send you flying, you broke at least two or three ribs in the process, the rest of your body was growing numb. You lost 55 health!20/120The corpse of one of the newts started to rot excessively revealing red charred bones " You are on the verge of death! How is that mortal fear bubbling up inside? I hate to see you go like so. I'll admit, i may be have plagued his little body out of boredom but that is no reason for your inadequacy. You had two more clues to collect but you barged in absolutely clueless! It is amusing to see you fail but this is not my goal." Gunhild ignored the colossal footsteps behind her as she kept unlocking more locks with her good arm "Your friend hates everything about me, Her soul is claimed by my sister. I can only hasten the process. Now, do you wish to get on you feet, pompous scholar? It will cost you, just to retain to difficulty of our little game ?" >No, get up on your own>Yes at the cost of:>All of your blessings>40 of your maximum health>Inability to gain any more blessing>The death of your companion>All of your coin, supplies, negative renown
>>3009482RETAIN THE DIFFICULTYI SLEEPGOODNIGHT AND SORRY FOR THE CLIFF HANGER
I'm not sure what to do boys. The resources seem like the easiest thing to give up, but that'll put us in an odd spot.
>>3009502it's the only possible thing to give, all the others would put us in a terrible spot, we can try to find more resources nut the blessings and the others are permanent
>>3010120I mean hey let's do it. It'll make everyone dislike us. I'd be up for letting the girl die, but I can't imagine anyone else would be. So sacrifice the coin and supplies it is.
>>3009482>No, get up on your own"I wasn't aware this was a game between us, my Lady; I had thought my only role was to entertain, to play on-stage the knight bound for triumph or tragedy. As I see it, if I can only keep you watching till the last moment, that would be my victory."It would be a far more unseemly performance to have me clutch desperately to life than meet death with grace. And, as you know, I am not averse to the prospect of death. So it behooves me to proceed under my own power - where would the thrill and tension be if I had you hold my hand throughout? - and see this play through to the final curtain call."For various reasons, I'm inclined to refuse Vaithela's offer, even if it puts us at risk of technically losing the more obvious game we're engaged in.
>>3010547I don't mind either way.
>>3009482>All of your coin, supplies, negative renownI say we accept, not for our life, as pathetic as that would be, but to stop that dragon, the one that already brought suffering to many people and bring to many more and then our companion might have a chance at revenge after all, even the mimics...That, and the fact that I can't wait to wipe that smugness out of that overgrown newt
>>3010645It's not even a tie, what are you screaming about?
>>3010648DIDNT SEE >>3010640 AS I POSTED, MY BAD
>>3009502>>3010120>>3010442>>3010547>>3010640 "Wise choice, please don't die this early." You had regained all of your lost health!You had lost all of your supplies!You had lost all of your coin!Your renown is now -20!A surge of intangible vigor had returned to your body. You rose up from your momentarily defeat conjuring the largest arcane blast possible, it obliterated the dragon's left foot just in time for the wrathful mimic queen to rise from her slumber gnawing through its putrid flesh as it screaming helplessly "NO! NOOOOOO!!! THIS IS NOT MY DESTINY " The dragon spirit attempted to possess the heartless dragon body before the ritual would be finished but alas, it two had fell to the hungry maws of the mimic queen. There was no hope for the red dragon; the cocoon along with the cultists were crushed under the queen's rampage. The kobolds one the other side had fled the area, their master was gone.Except it wasn't, The dragon's soul lingered in the air, too weak to possess any body. It won't be long until it would dissipate on its own; nothing is bounding it to the mortal releam."We...did it." Gunhild crawled back to you dragging her axe along the way "Corkenshal...we killed a dragon. Almost." She instinctively tried to swing her axe at the dwindling soul with no effect.>Consume the dragon's soul>Banish it with your halberd>Infuse it with your tome>Infuse it with Gunhild's arm>Infuse it with Gunhild's axe/shield>WRITE IN
>>3010712>Consume the dragon's soulMORE BLESSINGS DAMN YOU
>>3010712>WRITE IN>Sacrifice it in Vaithela's name. What better dedication can there be for the patron of this play?
>>3010756I want benefits, not ass kissing.
>>3010712>Consume the dragon's soulLet's see if we can become younger and lose that old man malus
>>3010712>>Infuse it with Gunhild's armask if she wants her arm fixed this wayif she doesn't then just>Consume the dragon's soul
>>3010803Hmmm, maube split the soul with the helbard and do thisEven if splitting is not possible I feel we should at least ask her if she'd want it.
>>3010803>>3010810Fuck that shit. She's gonna die at some point and I don't wanna waste this super buff on a meat shield.
>>3010120>>3010640>>3010803>>3010784You consumed the essence's soul, its power ran amok through your veins. Your body started to blossom back to your forgotten youth.You gained a blessing! Dragonkin IRREMOVABLE, adds +30 max health and removes the old malice in combat rolls. Can intimidate lesser/ servile races. Gunhild blinked thrice, She couldn't believe the man standing before her. The mimic queen addressed you in your new form "I..thank. You...kin." It dropped you a magical ring but the ring of malice immediately went berserk gnawing your finger until you had to get rid of it. The queen gently cupped you both in her giant hands to lead you outside of the sprawling mines. The molten rocks didn't harm her a bit as she made climbed her way up to the surface. Your companion was in no shape for you to loot the riches inside. You left this accursed place hoping you will never delve in traitorous caverns ever again For finishing the elusive goblin's subquest you unlocked the following encounters:A grateful goblinThe chaseMasterlessThe historian >Go to Nowhere's Inn>Go to Gullum's passage [END TUTORIAL LEVEL]
>>3010874>>Go to Nowhere's Inn
>>3010874Such hubris.>Go to Nowhere's InnCome to think of it, wasn't there also a Caravan encounter? Are they supposed to be added as extra cards to the map? Or would they have replaced existing encounters, and we're now locked out of them because we've already run through all the cards?
>>3010874>>Go to Nowhere's Innwe have no coin tho
>>3010894There are other things to do. Other things that might get us coin.
>>3010884NEW ENCOUNTERS ARE FOUND ON THE NEXT LEVELS. UNLESS IT IS TIED TO THIS LEVEL SPECIFICALLY
>>3010874>Go to Nowhere's InnWohoo.No more oldman malus>>3010897Let's see if that halfling chick wants to pays us to play again, we can help her with the hame and collect some royalties
Or better yet, if that elf approached us again in search of coin now that we look different and we can ask for our gold(and helmet) back
>>3010925If she thought the dicking was good back then...
>>3010884>>3010894>>3010897>>3010908 Nowhere's Inn A gauntlet of eyes formed around you and your bleeding companion upon entering the inn. The once friendly innkeeper frowned in displeasure "Yer are a rotten apple, begone from me sight. Nothing but bloody trouble." You pleaded to stay for the sake of your companion but you felt he was pressured to take such an aggressive stance towards you. Words travel fast, you misdeeds has preceded you. You had no option but the leave this establishment." Down the last scrap of luck, aren't you?" A black haired man with a scruffy beard dressed in a leather outfit was waiting for you "You have some serious crimes on your tail, murdering beggars, desecrating holy shrines and engaging in unholy rituals involving children? The Scathing sun would love to have a day with you...."Gunhild tried to raise her axe "Now, now. I am not an enemy, far from it. I belong to The thousand rats a little guild of thieves, cut throats and assassins. We are very interested in engaging with an infamous man like yourself. I got these just for you, no catch. Consider them a gift. They will help you nicely along the road...">Take the stranger's gift [NEW ENCOUNTER]>Refuse dealing with these scum>WRITE IN115/120 health, 0 coin, 0 supplies, -20 renown75/160 health for companion
>>3010988>>Take the stranger's gift [NEW ENCOUNTER]
>>3010988>Take the stranger's gift [NEW ENCOUNTER]
>>3010995>>3011002"I have this funny feeling we will meet again very, very soon. Hehehehe..." The stranger vanished in the swamps leaving a basket filled with food and some coins.You gained 10 supplies!You gained 13 coin [Scent of avarice]You had to rest in the wilderness for the night before continuing your journey to the conflict of the viper and the hound. END OF TUTORIAL _____________________________________Optional objectives found: 1/3Companions recruited: 1/3Unlocked encounters: 8/10Combat: Mildly entertainmentMorality: BoringLady Death's overall rating: This is still room for improvement. I almost yawned __________________________________NOW TELL ME WHAT WAS THE BEST AND THE WORST ENCOUNTERS SO FAR?WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE IN THE ACTUAL LEVEL? WHAT GAME MECHANICS YOU LOVE/HATEWHAT IFS ARE ALL OKAY. I HAD ALREADY PLANNED MOST OF THE OUTCOMES OF THE TUTORIAL LEVEL SO ASK ANYTHING YOU WANT IN THAT MATTER.
>>3011048It was vreat, I hope we cam see more recurring characters, to create some long term interactionsI started to play late but intend to be here for the next ones.I found the dcs brutal for a tutorial but I don't know how mich of that is due to our incompetence.And more interactions with our companions, like reactions from options or other side quedts to evolve them or trust would be coolNowhere inn was always nice providing some interestig interactions and i enjoyes the mimic challenge and the dragon hunt.
>>3011048Who were the other possible companions and the clues to the fragon that we missedWill we be able to recruit them?Can we spend resourses to heal? That bleeding didnt sound good
>>3011079CANT SPOIL THE COMPANIONS FOR NOW BUTCLUE #2= ASK THE MIMCS IN MIMICS! ENCOUNTER ABOUT WHO HURT THEIR MA AS A REWARD. THEY WOULD SAY THAT A GOBLIN WITH A COMPANY OF KOBOLDS HAS DID SO TO LURE THE MIMIC QUEEN , ONLY SHE CAN CREATE THE COCOON NECESSARY FOR THE RITUAL .CLUE#3= PAY COIN TO THE DROW IN BEFUDDLED ENCOUNTER TO REVEAL MORE ABOUT THE GOBLIN SACRIFICES AND A BOOK WHICH AIDED HIM IMMENSELY. HAVING THE THREE CLUES WOULD HAVE LEAD YOU TO A NEW ENCOUNTER WHERE YOU WOULD ACQUIRE A DRAGON SLAYING WEAPON OR A FULL MAP OF THE MINES. THE MINES ITSELF HAD PLENTY OF SECRETS.
>>3011048bretty good qm
WE WILL CONTINUE TOMORROW WHILE I PREPARE OTHER STUFFPOST WHATEVER YOU LIKE IN THE MEANWHILEASK ME WHATEVER
>>3011048I've briefly given my opinion in >>3002660, but I can raise a few more points of critique (that are really just elaborations on the opinion that I've already stated) when I find the time and inclination. Bear in mind that these are all purely subjective; what I look for in a game may not be what others look for.I feel that the map itself was largely pointless. There were several factors which contributed to this:First off, encounter selection was blind. While there were some chances to reveal the encounters of some nodes, they were few and came at somewhat significant cost, which meant that we almost never picked them. I'll contrast the map design here to 2 games which I've played - FTL: Faster than Light and Slay the Spire, which I personally consider to be pretty good in this regard.FTL's map is, as yours is, almost entirely empty of indicators for what kind of encounter each node contains. Players are forced to path themselves towards an exit node, staying ahead of an expanding red zone that, for the sake of simplicity, I'll wrongly describe as containing certain death. Most nodes are combat-based, giving players a baseline of what to expect from each. But when players move adjacent to a non-default node (for instance, a store), an indicator is shown flagging the special node and its type. As nodes often connect to multiple other nodes, players can attempt to hunt for these special nodes with some success.In contrast, Slay the Spire divides its nodes into several categories, and clearly demarcates which category each node belongs to (for instance: normal fight, elite fight and '?' room which can contain one of a selection of combat and non-combat encounters). However, players are forced to pick, as they move from node to node, which of several upward paths they are going to follow; they are restricted from visiting every node in a level because they must always continue upwards towards the boss.The point is that it's up to you how much information you want to conceal or reveal about each node, but players must always have some decision-making process in their movement, whether about what overall strategy they want to employ or about which specific node on the map to head towards. If players pick at random, there's no skill involved; they're at the mercy of RNG as to whether they already have what they need to beat (or get the most out of) an encounter.
>>3011212Secondly, supplies were kind of weird.At the beginning, supplies seemed tight when compared to the number of cards. This was good; it gave the feeling that we had to choose our movements carefully. We immediately headed west, because that was where we thought our goal was. We carefully counted whether we had enough to reach the witch to remove our curse, and how many more encounters we could reveal and still get to our goal without starving.But at the end, they were overly plentiful (though this was probably mostly due to Radiance). Because of this, we could visit literally every encounter without risk of running out. Sure, they're also supposed to be backup healing items, but we never really used them. Either we were well out of risk of dying, or we just got wrecked by a single encounter anyway. So at the endgame, which is the most important point, they didn't really work as a mechanic that forced us to stop dilly-dallying and go to the goal.If there's no mechanic stopping players from just going everywhere, they usually will. This isn't necessarily a bad thing if the order of encounters matters. But when encounters are blind, there becomes little point in having a map of cards rather than just drawing one by one from a deck. So this isn't really an issue in itself, but something which compounds the first one.Goddammit field length.
>>3011107Ah, so the high dcs were oir incompetence and lack of searching for more stuff, good to know now that we left the tutorialWhat would happen if we stayed in the toothless mimic mouth after losing the goat head gamble?And the other options after we got the mother mimic key, what would they lead to?
>>3011212Real talk without my meem shoutingi want to provide the chance for to experience all encounters. i played both games for 100s of hours. the problem with both map decision is that you are bound not to encounter a card. The map IS pointless because it is an over-world , only a visualization to where we are going.i did have a plan to make the map more engaging , like a moving token just like ours or a time sensitive encounter, so we will see. As for the player's agency in walking around: i did want to keep it all hidden. After all you ENCOUNTER them, not knowning whether if they are good or bad for you. This suspense of not knowing that is up is a driving source for making choices and what not. I agree with the bountiful supplies though, i will gimp them a bit in the next level. they lost their importance with them being oh so plentiful.thanks again for taking your time to write this. as a horrible QM, i appreciate itNOW BACK TO SCREAMING AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
>>3011262YOUR ARMOUR WOULD HAVE NO PROTECTIVE OR COIN VALUE, ONLY ITS EFFECT (+2 TO COMPANIONS) WOULD REMAIN PLUS A SMALL COMPENSATION AS A THANK YOU FROM THE OTHER MIMCS FOR SATISFYING THE OLD MIMICTHE KEY GIVEN BY THE SMALL MIMIC WAS EXACTLY THE SAME KEY THROWN BY THE GOBLIN, BOTH WERE USED TO UNLOCK THE MAGIC ON THE MIMIC QUEENTHERE WERE ACTUALLY FIVE METHODS TO DEAL WITH THE SUBQUEST.>USE THE MIMIC QUEEN TO STOMP THE DRAGON>USE THE DRAGONSLAYER WEAPON>RECEIVE A VERY POWERFUL BLESSING IN THE SHRINE ROOM>PEACEFULLY TALK HIM OUT OF IT USING COMPANION #2>SNEAK UP ON HIM USING THE MAP
>>3011265One other thing I feel is that we should get more choice in our rewards. Situational bonuses mean that items will often lend themselves more to a particular playstyle. For instance, the Armour of Inspiration encourages an ally-based strategy, the Ornate Helm encourages non-combat approaches, while the Tome of Vulcaus encourages combat. Which in turn encourages players to try to optimize towards a certain playstyle depending on their initial items.But our initial items were all extremely limited (bonus vs. illusions, bonus vs. undead; it was 6 encounters before we removed our curse and got Death's Pellet which was a 1-use-only item). Which meant that in the majority of encounters we were unwilling to risk rolling, or got dicked over when we did. The inability to succeed without being very lucky on our rolls was compounded till the end of the game. If we hadn't rolled that 20 on Gunhild, I'd wager we'd have died much sooner.By giving us more choice in rewards, you let us gear up towards a certain strategy, which will make the game easier if players play well, but maintains difficulty if players try to do everything at once. It could be as simply as offering an additional option to choose from when finding items:>You open the chest before you to find:>[ ] An ornate longsword, shining with an awe-inspiring radiance (Banishes darkness; helps diplomacy but makes stealth harder).>[ ] A suit of chain mail, its links made of a mana-conductive metal (Minor physical protection; helps offensive magic but also makes the wearer more vulnerable to it.)I totally just ripped this off StS's card rewards.
>>3011307>USE THE MIMIC QUEEN TO STOMP THE DRAGONDidn't we try to do this? Were we actually on the verge of succeeding, but got baited into throwing away all our shit by Vaithela when we ate a bunch of damage?
>>3011315yes, this was the failsafe option and the hardest one to achieve. the goblin would have re possessed the dragon if either all/most of his guards/cultists were dead or the cocoon was prone to damage>>3011309 i do agree with that.
>>3011265>i did have a plan to make the map more engaging , like a moving token just like ours or a time sensitive encounter, so we will see. As for the player's agency in walking around: i did want to keep it all hidden. After all you ENCOUNTER them, not knowning whether if they are good or bad for you. This suspense of not knowing that is up is a driving source for making choices and what not.I agree that there is some suspense in not knowing where you're going, but I don't think it's a good kind of suspense from the standpoint of encouraging players to consider and make good decisions.Perhaps that isn't what you're going for, and I can respect that if that is the case. But from my point of view, even some symbols that indicate "You're likely to face combat in this encounter unless you go out of your way to avoid it." or "This is likely to be a non-combat encounter unless you go looking for it." or "idk lol could be anything" would be good, because they give players some basis for decision-making. It doesn't have to tell players whether the encounter is likely to be good or bad - ideally, all encounters have commensurate chance for gain depending on how much risk players face - but it does mean that players aren't completely fumbling around in the dark.
>>3011309agreed too, sometimes it felt that there was no way to win unless we were extremely lucky.
So this is the first real level of two more levels , you can reach bot the viper and the hound at any time to kill them but it will be ALMOST impossible. it gets easier at the later levels.Like the subquest, there are more than one way to deal with them, you will have to discover it by yourself. since it is a warzone, i was thinking of adding a level modifier , i am not sure about it.FUCKING GAYASS CAPTCHA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
>>3011522you got our token wrong screaming QM, we young and dashing dragonkin now
>>3011535i KNOW I STILL GOT A LOT TO DOFUCK THIS CAPTCAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
>>3011265>the problem with both map decision is that you are bound not to encounter a card. The map IS pointless because it is an over-world , only a visualization to where we are going.>i want to provide the chance for to experience all encounters.>I agree with the bountiful supplies though, i will gimp them a bit in the next level. they lost their importance with them being oh so plentiful.On further consideration, these sentiments seem like they're at odds with each other. If you WANT players to experience each and every encounter, why have a mechanic in place that limits the number of encounters they can visit? If you want to give players a sense of urgency while still letting them roam freely, perhaps you could have specific deadlines for certain encounters after which they change in some way. For instance:"A civil war is ongoing in the city of Valenport to the east! Reach the indicated card within 5 encounters to join the battle and reap the rewards!" >It's a battle encounter with chance for high loot and renown gain within those 5 turns, and a looting-the-dead non-combat encounter after.Also, if you want to provide a limited healing mechanic, then why not give players poultices or first aid kits that are dedicated healing items? Then you can make them much rarer and more precious.Though, I'm honestly just spitballing here. I can't promise that any of this will work in practice.
PATCH NOTES FOR ENCOUNTER QUEST V 2.1 BLESSINGS:>Scent of Avarice grant 1-7 Coin ONLY from looting/uncovering a treasure...etc (not from lets say selling items/as a reward). , QM'S roll will determine how much>Sunken Sun's gain will be determined by a QM's roll with either a coin or a supply gain ONLY>Sunken thirst's max stack rerolls is now 5>Radiance: Gain determined by a QM's rollRINGS>Ring of Malice can be removed at the cost of max health. It has a very small chance to absorb the properties of any discarded ring (+18 in 2d20)WEAPONS>Halberd of the fallen has a +2 long reach bonus only against close combat weaponsARMOUR>Armour of inspiration's heavy will inflict -2 in noncombat rolls where it will require more finesse/dexterityMECHANICS>ONCE every 5 encounters, you can MAKE CAMP where you can heal, chat with your companion and occasionally deal with a minor encounter. MAKING CAMP will cost an extra supply and can be erected ONLY in relative safety (not like in the middle of the battlefield) AFTER OR BEFORE an encounter
>>3012640make camp sounds nice
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>>3012960Will be able to play in 1 hour if you are still aroun, or we can do it tomorrow if the other guys don't show up
shit, missed the thread >:/