Rolled 43 (1d100)For those of you unfamiliar with Heavenly Jewel Change. It is a Chinese Wuxia web-novel.You can read it here, it is completed: https://www.wuxiaworld.com/novel/heavenly-jewel-changeThe Wiki (May lack information with certain characters but has all the mechanical information we need): https://heavenly-jewel-change.fandom.com/wiki/Heavenly_Jewel_Change_WikiLots of things like place names and people will be OC. so I can run with interesting character ideas.First Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/3638342Last Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/3853085MC Pastebin: https://pastebin.com/eUJQC3YBYou play as Zou-Do-Shai, personal bodyguard to the 6th Princess of the Dershwa Clan, and a Teleship Lieutenant for the Dershwa State military. Last time Sun-Di, Fei and you went to the Dragon Lord's mountain to try and save YianEyue. You succeeded, but not without killing one of their higher ups. Almost as soon as you came back. Kreyzar launched his attack. You got a team ready and are now orbiting the Moon ready to land and begin your assault.>58Success!Out of the corner of your eye you see something, a flash of red. Coming from the surface of the Moon."Watch out! Destruction Element!"You and Shwei-Fa teleport out of the way, putting the ship out of range, you see the beam continue into space, probably forever. Like this you can't set up the barrier of Creation Element, tch, you need to land soon.>Roll 3d100 best of ONE to find a good landing place. DC is my roll.Rolling 1d100 for Kreyzar.
Rolled 67, 1, 40 = 108 (3d100)>>3880089The ultimate fight for the fate of Earth begins.
>>3880094... And we immediately face-plant, courtesy of the Nat1.
Rolled 99 (1d100)>Nat 1Failure! The curse strikes again!You can see other sections of the Moon jump out as Kreyzar does his thing, and it is becoming decreasingly difficult to manoeuvre. "Sir! We need to land now!"Well. You teleport the ship down, and start getting people out, when you see something in the distance. Kreyzar. A distorted red man, you see Shara start to quiver."Oh...what happened to you? Oh...""I-I W-will K-illis. All you!"He is struggling to speak, like he has destroyed something fundamental in communicating.The King, you, Demon Hammer and Her Highness form a diamond, and get to creating a barrier. You buff your Heavenly Energy. He undoubtedly has more than you, but you have a few distractions.He summons his Element, the 4 of you mix yours and form a barrier. The other 17 people start attacking him, trying to make a dent, a wound. Namely Fei is the fastest here, and Shian can also dodge, but Jessica and people who can't dodge will be pretty vulnerable to being completely erased. You see a lot of people fly up.You activate your Life Element, and start to maintain an area where things from Earth can breathe, using a battery in your suit, as you can't use any Elements whilst using the Creation Element.>Roll 3d100 best of ONE with a -20 malus.Rolling 1d100 for attacking with the Destruction Element.
>>3880137Oh no. Well, I guess unless you get a crit...some people are gone....forever. Let's see how many.
Rolled 37, 30, 72 = 139 (3d100)>>3880137Oh, look, an unwinnable roll... Not! Come, Legendary Nat100!
>>3880149>99-72-27>2 people.1 Shian2 Fei3 Sun-Di4 Shan-Bai5 Jessica6 Zhang Xi-Tze7 Weapon's Commander8 Flight Commander9 Sally10 Fei's uncle11 Shan-Bai's uncle12 Sun-Di's uncle13 Tsushiri's sister14 Shara15 Shwei-Fa16 Shao-Bao17 Demon Hammer's summonPlease roll a 2d17. The people who are gone are...kinda recoverable, but only under some very special circumstances. For normal purposes, they are gone and unrevivable.
Rolled 3, 6 = 9 (2d17)>>3880169Will we have to descend into hell to get their souls from the Destruction Devil?
Rolled 75 (1d100)>>3880181>No Malus becuase I'm nice like that.Oof. Well, no, these versions are unrecoverable, after all, they are destroyed. However, you have the Creation Element, and who's going to know the difference?>Sun-Di>Zhang-Xi-TzeYour barrier works, the 4 of you are safe. However. You see the energy snatch out to Zhang, erasing him. Sun-Di is a melee character, and tries to test a punch with the earth of the Moon, but due to the low gravity, fails, and you see Kreyzar use this opportunity to delete her."Ah! Ah! Help me! Help m-."It makes you angry, You can feel an almost despondant King, who has seen this kind of thing 14 times over.>Roll 3d100 best of three +20 for revenge boost.Rolling 1d100 for Destruction Element attack, round one won by Kreyzar. After round 5, you will run out of HE and will need to recharge you and the other 4 of you.
Rolled 25, 2, 59 = 86 (3d100)>>3880216
Rolled 26 (1d100)>>3880224>79>vs 75Success! Round 2 of 5 won!"Bastard! I'll kill you! AHHHHHH!"Fei has always been the soft kind, and you see her charge forward, her rapier sinking strait into his head."A-nnoying.....!"You see Fei dart away from the Destruction Element, fear and rage forming the face of a monster. You see Shara buffing members of the team, which should give you an advantage. You see no blood from him, but, you can see him use a huge chunk of his Heavenly Energy to destroy the injury. Again and again, people get pot shots in, and you can sense that he only has 2 thirds of his tank left. You have 3 fifths, you could always buff again, risk a death, and overwhelm him, but...this could interrupt the Creation Element, risking the deaths of your other partners, dammit!">Roll 3d100 best of three for attacks by the party.m +10 for Shara buff, DC my roll.Rolling 1d100 for Kreyzar round 3 of 5.
Rolled 2, 41, 6 = 49 (3d100)>>3880258Onward!
>Almost another Nat 1, hmmmm.>51>vs 25Success!Uh...I hate to say this, but I need some sleep, do you want to continue for the 4th round or should we leave it for tomorrow?
>>3880286Go to sleep, man. See you tomorrow!
>>3880305Quest can start again at 14:00 pm tomorrow UK time. Thanks for playing and good luck for tomorrow!
Rolled 16 (1d100)Success!Due to Shara's attacks, the party does a lot better. Shan-Bai starts throwing around mist to obscure Kreyzar's perception, followed my more defensive work from the Spatial users, who are making openings for ranged attacks. With Kreyzar on the back foot, he is getting hit more and more. You can see him burning more and more Heavenly Energy to maintain an advantage. Suddenly Shao-Bao rips the main body in two with a Spatial attack. Using this opportunity, Fei slices up one of the parts into small chunks.Kreyzar must have about a quarter of his Heavenly Energy left. What happens then? You don't know, but you want to deal the final blow.>Roll 3d100 best of ONE, no bonusRolling 1d100 as KreyzarJapan vs South Africa was grim, messy and poorly reffed, and England will get hammered by the All-blacks...this World Cup has been disappointing. Also, I need to be gone for a little while at 14:30, to buy some train tickets.
Rolled 16, 13, 82 = 111 (3d100)>>3881858Had to run errands, so I'm a bit late.
>>3881875>82Success!You see a massive burst of Destruction Element which pulses out from Kreyzar and almost breaks your defence, however, you hold, and watch as he runs out of Heavenly Energy, leaving him open to attack."Now!"Your Element is not effecting him, but other attacks will.>Write-in for preferred method of murder>Roll 1d100 best of ONE DC 70 for special event.
Rolled 57 (1d100)>>3881882> Beheading by Consolidated Equipment Sword
>>3881889>57Failure!You draw your sword, and float over to his body. You can't see a face, but it will do. You can feel time speed up for you as you slice clean through the flesh. It is done. You look around the Moon, and see about 10 massive pillars that reach the Earth. Shao-Bao and Sun-Di's uncle are dealing with them, but, for all intents and purposes, you have won."Gurk!" You hear the King, fulfilling his purpose, dying."Boy, everyone. We probably have 4 more uses out of the Creation Element for stuff, is there anything people want...before I go?""I want a copy of your memory." Demon Hammer says."No thanks, good luck on the other side, I hear Time users are not treated well."Player Choice>Write-in for three things to make with the Creation Element, last opportunity, Let's see if I can post now.
>>3881909Anything you want.
>>3881904> An object able to peer into the past> A new body for Bixie> An item able to move the moon back to its natural place
>>3881910Alright, so my third choice is something to move the moon back to its proper place.
>Something to fix the Moon, and two people.The 4 of you create 4 things, one, a USB, then you see Sun-Di and Zhang appear, unconscious beside you. Then, you create a whip which can pull the Moon together. "Sun-Di, use this to bring the Moon back, we are done here.""S-sure. What happened to Kreyzar?""Dead, we need to leave now."You see the Moon reassemble, and all 17 of you funnel back into the ship, including the King."I, I want to die with my family. Bring me to Jiang, and the wives.""Yes, your Majesty!"Shwei-Fa and you coordinate the transfer, and teleport back just after the Moon was fixed.You land back home, and let the 14 members of the Dershwa family grieve as Long Dershwa finally dies. You too, are now free. Free of this responsibility. You know that Fei will take over as monarch. You take a seat with Tsushiri and Demon Hammer, the latter of which is sitting in silence. Tsushiri takes the first words, her sister asleep next to her."So, what do you two plan to do now. I have everything I want, more or less. Plans?"Demon Hammer responds."I have to go back to being Prime Minister, the place is probably on fire right about now...""The city or the commons.""Both. Haha. How about it Disciple. If you come with me and bring Jiang to Miller for more training I won't mind."Player Choice>Write-in, what is Zou's plan for the next few months? This will involve a time-skip with you at 7 Jewels and Jiang at 4, or, well, I could just settle into the epilogue.
>>3881950> The next months are peaceful yet intense. From morning 'till evening, Zou-Dou-Shai juggles his responsibilities with his family and an accelerated series of trainings and academic studies, especially geared toward medicine and biology. In his free time, he often stays with his fianceè, thinking about the next step of their relationship as the due date of the birth of their child draws close. In the rare cases he is not busy with his family or his studies, Zou-Dou-Shai aids TianEyue on her training, or follows appearances of Evil creatures in the territory of the Palace and Miller.
>>3881968"Well...."The next few months are a period unlike you have seen. Peace namely, is the best word for it. Fei gave her blessing for Jiang and you to marry, and you have been spending time with each other, learning how you are going to be a family. You are about 3 months of turning 15, but you feel a lot older. You learnt from your Life Element, that Demon Hammer was right, there are two children, both girls, identical twins.You accelerated your training, breaking through to the 7th Jewel, something unprecedented in this world. Jiang broke through to the 4th Jewel naturally, and Song broke through to the third Physical Jewel. You have not seen the guard in this time, as you have been studying hard, learning the ins and outs of medical physiology and biological concepts like homeostasis and diseases, and how they differ and are affected by Heavenly Energy. You have had a lot of time to practice surgery, and although your teaching talents haven't had the time to stretch their muscles, you are a learned man. Something which both Jiang and Jessica take a lot of pride in. You have seen a huge change in Jiang as her due date comes closer, and thanks to your training, yo can help at every stage. Her abdomen is expanding, her is becoming more irritable and happy. However, you have one other child to look after.Fei no longer has the time to train YianEyue, so the duty falls to Sun-Di, you and Jessica. Who finally learns how to use her Elements, reaching the second pair of Jewels and becoming proficient with a two-stage Consolidated Equipment set, with both a Light Cannon and a combining shield set for her Earth Element.You also take trips out, thanks to the battle on the Moon, the Earth was partly ripped to pieces, and that left a lot of room for beasts to roam. You start to take out the Evil Element ones. Due to your service the main war and now, you were promoted to Teleship Wing Commander, although you haven't written a Scroll since, which Shao-Bao doesn't especially like.You also take the time to kill beasts coming close to Miller, as Demon Hammer was away for so long, he is stuck trying to retain his popularity, which had basically disappeared whilst away, even if he was killing the main threat to the Palace. He doesn't have the time to kill the strong ones, so you do it for him. You take out the single seat teleship, which has the capacity to take you to Mars.During this, you awaken the Nature Seed, and call her (Write-in). She can talk, and attack using the Nature Element, You would describe her as lazy, and unmotivated.You now sit in your room, organising a diet plan for Jiang so that the babies have all the correct things. It is a fun challenge, but it still tests you. "Hey, Zou? How about...you know, you stop with the work and we go pay a visit somewhere?""Hmm? Where? Miller?""No. I mean, somewhere we've never been.""Um, with the girls and-""Yeah, they can take it. Any suggestions?"Player Choice>Write-in
>>3882009She is becoming*Sorry.
>>3882014Or not. I could just stop the quest now. Tell ya what. If there are no more replies by tomorrow at 18:00, then I can consider the quest over.
>>3882009>you awaken the Nature Seed, and call her (Nuwa)>"Maybe somewhere quiet and far away from civilization. I'd like some time alone with you, really alone."
>>3882009>Lotus>You did once think that visiting the different and varied Beast tribes would be an enlightening experience. Plus, you always wanted to see the Bird People's village once again to apologize.
Rolled 2 (1d2)Rollan for name. 1d2. Sorry for late, I am burning up a tiny bit so I am falling in and out of sleep.
>>3883825Take care. There's no need to do things you don't feel like doing.
>>3883825>Lotus, noice"How about somewhere quiet, far away. I want to be alone with you for a bit.""Hmph! You can't be alone now, not with that Lotus sprite hanging about.""I can tell her to buzz off.""Suuuure. Well, how about the beast tribes? I've never been...Fei's been, apparently Sun-Di has been, Jessica told me she kinda went there, not sure what she meant by that...have you been?""Didn't I tell you? About the demon-""No. You didn't, it's always demons with you.""Ask Jessica. I wasn't me technically anyway. I have been. Quiet place, a bit dangerous though.""For you or me?""Both. If anything I need to go back to the Jungle Bird's""Well, if you'll protect me, and make me really happy, and you don't summon Lotus. Then we can go. Isn't that right you two?"She sometimes does this, talks to the babies, you don't know if they can understand but whenever arguments happen, their votes count and they always belong to Jiang."Beast tribes it is, now then, which one should we go to first?"Player Choice>Wolf>Tiger>Dragon>Bird>Horse>Rat>Snake>Fish>Lion
>>3883834>Dragon "I at least know something about them. They're annoying and hot-headed muscle-for-brains people, but they're pretty civilized."
>>3883838"I at least know something about the Dragons. Annoying and hot-headed muscles for brains, but they are civilised.""Hehe, sure, Dragons it is. When should we go? You have people to lead now, so going on holiday on such short notice would be irresponsible."Player Choice>When to go, you get some time here at the Palace to do stuff, so...pick a time, enough time to warn people at least.
>>3883854> Next Weekend
>>3883870>Next Weekend"How about next weekend?""4 days? Sure."Alright. Game plan, now what."ANGEL OF DEATH, PLEASE REPORT TO THE ELEMENTAL RESEARCH DEPARTMENT.""Ah, bye honey!"Well then. You run over as quickly as you can, which is a lot faster than most people. You end up running into Zhang, or, the new Zhang? No-one's told him yet and he's supposedly none the wiser."Hey, mate. You wanna go on a little road trip?""Uh..I mean, I have literally just booked a holiday with the fiance.""It won't take but an afternoon of your time.""Fine, where?""Mars. Thanks to the developments in securing the safety of those in the Moon battle, we now have the tech to sustain a Mars walk. Wanna come? Since you have more Heavenly Energy than me you can fly...teleport. I just want to check a data set from the last deep scan we did. Jessica wasn't too concerned, but she said something weird, like 'Oh no not another one.' then tried to bin it. I am taking the initiative here. Would you join me, Saint?"Player Choice>Sure>No thanks
>>3883894> Sure"Zhang, remind me where I've put my BFG..."
>>3883898>Sure"Deal, how big is our gun?""We won't need it, I'm just checking out some microbial life in the topsoil. I don't know how it could live there, the temperature is around minus 60, poisoned by the radiated waves from the sun and desolate, but, it's just a hunch. The gun can go up to normal 9th Jewel, my level, and can operate with Spatial, Fire, Water, Earth and Lightning. Thanks to your Element and the Evil Element, we can make some new dynamic filters for the cannons, fascinating stuff."The both of you get in, and within a moments notice, you are orbiting Mars, the dry, red planet looking back at you. "Now then, we need some special equipment for this. Mainly, some Nuclear Element suits powered by Lightning and Life. I need you to provide the Life, but the Nuclear can provide the energy for the Lightning. I need you to protect me and keep my vitals in check whilst I get samples, all good?""Yes. I have done a lot of medical practice.""In a decade you'll be an actual doctor! Hang on, take this data set, it's my baseline."You look at one of your rings, an Amethyst and metal one with an Opal Jewel. It shows Zhang's physical data. It all looks fine...apart from (Roll perception.)The two of you walk out, thanks to the suit, you feel uncomfortable, but not too chilly. You activate your Life Element to keep things running. Zhang starts to take some samples. Dirt, filled with radioactive material filling metal tubes. He is going to be processing these with both his Element and some machines inside. You know what the machines do, but not his techniques, now might be a good time to learn. >Roll 2d100 best of one for perception. First for Mars in general, second for the data tablet.
Rolled 90, 59 = 149 (2d100)>>3883914
Rolled 54 (1d100)>>3883930>90>59You look out on the desolate, empty horizon of Mars. There is nothing, nothing but red hills, and the stars. However, what interests you is not above ground. You felt chilly, but, your feet, the soles of your feet feel a lot warmer. This makes no sense, as the core to Mars will be hot, but not this hot."Sir? Do you feel warm?""No, no. Why, it's -60!""I feel warm.""It's probably your suit, good thing that. Just change the settings.""Sure."You change a few things, and get back to work, looking for stone structures or anything really. Nope, nothing."Alright. I have 5 tubes, let's head back."As you do so, you check on the data pad, and notice you have access to both his physical and mental files. His body is fine, but, his mind is another story."Dr Zhang persists to me that he should be dead, or that he is suffering from early-onset dementia. I find both evaluations to be inaccurate, we have done analysis on his brain structure and have found no problems except those explained by age. The doctor claims that in the battle on the Moon, he remembers a flash of red, then, he was awake and alive. He believes that he died that day, and that he is a copy. I have tried my best to reassure him he is not dead or a copy, but he is very stubborn, even if he has no proof. My recommendations are as followed: He is to work in teams of no fewer than three, one person to restrain him, and another to call for an emergency medical team, as the possibility of him attempting suicide is growing."Shit. You make it back to the ship, and you get to work preparing the analysing machines, and try to watch him prepare one of the tubes using the Spatial Element.Rolling 1d100 for STUFF DC 65Player Choice>Write-in, and also please roll a 1d100 to learn more science stuff.
Rolled 39 (1d100)>>3883948> "So, Zhang. Lately I've been studying, and I've learned about this thought experiment called 'Ship of Theseus'..."Philosophy on Mars. Doc Manhattan would be proud of us.
>>3883970>3>No science for you.All you can see is that he takes apart each grain of sand bit by bit, and does something to it, but nothing else. You put the samples into the correct machines, and wait for a result."So, Zhang, in the limited research and studying. I learnt about a thought experiment called the ship of Theseus. What are your thoughts?""Ah, well. It's a different ship, same design sure, but it is different. Things are not the same age, it will work differently. That's all there is.""Really. It still has the same name. I mean. If I lose an arm, and then I grow it back...or I die, then come back, as I have done before. I am I not Zou still? I feel like me. Surely the ship is still their ship.""Yeah, but, fact remains, you have died, your arm is not your original arm. That's all."*Ding!*"Ah, it's done. Now let's see what we have. Presence of calcium, hydrogen...oooh nitrogen...phosphorus...all good signs. Ah ha! Oxygen and carbon! We hit the jackpot! Now then, how's the culture working."You have a look at the second machine, you see tiny microbial life, stained a green colour by a dye, you think they were originally red."We have life! It's a bit weird. Don't you think? I am now suspecting that your feeling of heat wasn't a fluke after all."You agree, you see that the culture has grown more up, rather than out, like branches. "Now then. I don't have the equipment for any deeper testing, or checking out that heat. So how about we head back?"Player Choice>Sure>No, I want to (Write-in) before we go back>Write-in for anything else.
>>3883995>39 sorry, same result though.
>>3883995>No, I want to check the area with my Sixth Sense Sunglasses before we go back
>>3884005"I want to have a look with the Ghostglasses before hand.""Huh? I mean, sure..."You look through the window, and have a look around. You see nothing, no humans, no souls. Just...empty. At least the Moon had signs of civilisation, wew.The ship goes back to Earth, and you are released. It is currently the evening, what to do? You could go check on your troop, or you could go check on Jiang, or, you could train. Really quite a lot.Player Choice for the evening>Write-inI need to get some sleep. Thanks for playing! The quest can start again at 18:30 pm UK time tomorrow. Goodnight!
>>3884016> You start spreading words of your leave, starting with your troop
>>3884057No quest. Going to pup with friends bcs of surprise invitation. Sorry.
>Spread wordsYou have a bit to do now, well, until the report comes back from the Spatial department. Perhaps you should tell people you are leaving.Shortly after the end of the war, you were considered responsible enough to lead and teach other people, yet, your teaching skills have not grown much, which is regrettable. You command 5 people who were entry or slightly above, all ranging from the 3rd-4th Jewel. Impressive for most people, but for the Palace? Borderline. Our first member is a sniper by virtue of his birth, the second a brawler like Sun-Di, third a Fire Element user, fourth an excellent strategist using a foreign style of fighting and fifth a Nature user specialising in poison.You tell them all that you will be taking some...paid leave, under request of your fiance."So, um, what are we going to do between when you go and you come back?" The strategist says.Player Choice>Write-in. Any general orders? Something more specific?
>>3886422No? Shit. I'm just going to wait until a vote comes in, if nothing does for like a day, until 14:00 tomorrow UK time then I guess I can archive this thread.
>>3886422> You'll have two tasks -- first, individual training. Don't slack off when I'm away. Second, teamwork exercises. Versatility is this team's main strength, so I want you all to go hunt powerful beasts as a team and aid the local Guards and hunters. Bring back some trophies and I'll grade you when I'm back.Sorry, man. Thought it would start at the same time as yesterday.
>>3886575"Well, individual training is a must. I know from personal experience that a lot can happen in a week, so you need to use it. Secondly, teamwork exercises. The 5 of you are all different, and you need to learn how to be versatile. So, I want you all to hunt powerful beasts in the Cursed Forest as a team and aid the local members of the Military and the Hunters. I will be submitting this officially. Tonight."There's a general sound of affirmation, with your martial artist paying attention the least.With that done, you now stand in the main entrance to the wall from the Wastelands. You have a few more hours until the evening hits, so you could so something else.Player Choice>Anyone else you want to inform of your departure. People like Jessica and Fei will know because of Jiang, but most people won't be told.>If not, then you have a training/learning slot. The document is an auto action.
If there are no more posts for this evening and the morning, just know that I will not be able to run tomorrow or Friday. The quest can next begin at 15:00 UK time Saturday.
>>3886600> Inform Zhang, Song and Demon Hammer
>Zhang, Song and Demon Hammer."Vice-Marshal? On orders from the 6th Princess I am going on holiday. To the Dragon Lands in a few days.""Fu-really? Ah whatever, I'll use some Spatial fuckery to send you the report on these tests in like 2 days, you're free to do whatever between then and now.""Thank you." You then call Demon Hammer."Huh? What'd'ya want? I'm busy!""Going on holiday, Dragon Lands, could be a while.""Sweet. Tell me later dipshit!" He ends the call. Because these calls are telepathic, you couldn't here what he was doing, but it sounded urgent. You call Song."Song? Are you there?""Huh? Ah yeah! What's up?""I won't be here for a while, going on holiday to the Dragon Lands, sorry about this-""Don't worry I know you have a kid on the way. How's the fiance?""A bit impatient, but well. How about you and your partner?""Well, with my second Jewel and her 4th Jewel set we're set to pass this year. We're just waiting for results...schools out!""Have fun.""You too. Bye!"He ends the call. Maybe it's time to go to bed. You had to get a bigger bed when Jiang started to enter the later stages of pregnancy, but at least she isn't cooped up like her mother was in hospital.>You have run out of time!>Sleep>Start of the 2nd day (Resetting counter for the post-game)You wake up to the cries of Jiang."I want food. Get me some tea! What good are you for if all you do is sleep!"It's going to be one of those days isn't it."Sure, sure. Hey, do we need to pack anything?""No? You have everything in that Spatial Ring right?""I guess."You get out of bed, Lotus hasn't woken up yet, but that won't be a problem for you much longer.Player Choice for the morning>Write-in. You technically have free reign, but taking care of some responsibilities would be better. >Very happy about ENG vs NZL result today, on the downside I am ill, fun. Brightside is almost every day next week will be free, reading week and all, so no worries there.
>>3890105> Do all the paperwork, read up on your chosen holiday locationDamnit, I'm late again. Good news is, I should be around all day. Sorry to hear you're ill.
>>3890176>Yeah......about that. I don't have to go to work because of it, but, I will have to stop earlier than expected, symptoms have become worse. Think around 20:00. Sorry for late reply, struggling to get out of bed as it is fucking cold and muh body hates it.>Paperwork and reading about your dream holiday.You take a seat and start to have a good crack at the paperwork necessary for someone of your rank. You get paid 180 Gold a month, near to what you were paid as a bodyguard, but to access the same freedoms as other people, you need to abuse bureaucracy. First is the request for paid leave form, as due to the nature of your hours you are paid a salary. Then you have to look for a place to actually stay at."So, somewhere quiet eh? Jiang, know any good places?""Um! Well...there was this one place, it's between the border of the Jungle and the Ocean. A nice sandy beach, not like this places sand, but a normal, sunny place, sound good?""Definitely, any houses there?""Yup! One 2 bedroom house, for the low low price of 30 Gold a week!""30 Gold, a week. How long do we want to stay again, I need to finish this form up?" What kind of place costs 30 Gold a week? That's literally a sixth of your monthly salary."How about 2 weeks including travel. We can't use a teleship can we?""I don't think so, but, with the right coordinates and a picture, I can just swap us there. No need for transport.""1 week then. 30 Gold. Sound good?""Yup, do they have stuff for pregnant women, or a nearby hospital?""Can't you look after me?""Not with my level of experience, illnesses during this time are complex.""Tch, well, I'm sure I'll be fine. They say they have all the creature comforts right next door! I'm sure it will be good, it is hosted by Dragons after all.""Right, we've decided?""Yep!"You get an order through to the company, they are using normal communicator, and all the details are ready, you will be arriving in about three days time, carrying your own luggage, paying on arrival.You get a knock on your door."Excuse me, Princess Jiang and Teleship Wing Commander Zou-D0-Shai, your esteemed presence is requested in the throne room, you will be joined by Princess Jessica and Princess Shian. Queen Fei will see you shortly.""Both of us? Huh, Zou, help me get up please?"Player Choice>Roll 3d100 for perception Best of One for that phone call you just had.
Rolled 45, 16, 50 = 111 (3d100)>>3890229Take all the time you need and take care of yourself, man. No need to stress yourself too much if you're sick.
>>3890238>50>Eh, like, really, meh.You think back to the phone call you had, the only thing you discovered was that this place was made available when communicators came into popular use, so, quite recently, so many of the people there will be inexperienced, plus they are Dragons, serving another could be a bit problematic for them.You reach the throne room. You see Fei sitting on the throne, without a crown, she didn't like wearing the thing, said it out too much stress on her brain..."Hello, sisters and Wing Commander. I am talking to you today about a concerning issue with a report submitted by the Spatial department overnight, as a witness Mr Do-Shai will be present to fact check and confirm. Jessica, if you would please?""Right, well. The Vice-Commander and our witness collected some samples from the surface of Mars. They found conclusive evidence of life there." Shian, who is sitting down to the side, occasionally looking at Jiang's condition, takes notice of that."Are they monsters or just microbes?""Microbes, however, under current meteorological data from my department and the Air Force think tank suggest this is not possible.""Um..as Queen I demand you provide a better explanation!""Mars is freezing, irradiated and deadly to carbon based life, that's the stuff you are made from.""So, how are they alive?" You think this is your chance."The ground was warm, through our suits, the ground was warm, this supplies the heat for them to live and thrive.""Trouble is, we have no fu-no idea why it is warm. That is our concern.""OK! So, why do we care?""Because of there is heat reaching the surface, there should be a lot more live, diverse life. You know how the Nuclear tribe has beasts that can survive harsh radiation? Well, why doesn't that happen to Mars too? Shian, I think this is more your area.""Rude, well. My current theory, looking at the analysis from the Darkness Element is that the centre of the planet is a hub for Demonic energy expressing itself as Fire.""What?" Due to Fei's response Shian gets a little embarrassed."Uh..I mean, if it works like our planet, there should be an Element or two to represent it. I think that due to it's structure and...other qualities, that is the Evil Element!"She's finally gone nuts hasn't she, damn emo chicks!"Well...after that conclusion by Shian, Wing Commander, as someone who was there, what do you think the reason is and what should we do next? Jessica stay quiet please. I can practically hear your suggestions already.""Tch."Player Choice>Offer your own theory and what to do next, write-in
>>3890268> "Well, the place WAS unsettling. Maybe if I can funnel Saint Energy into this "core" we could prove definitely that it's made of Evil Element and not others that wouldn't have adverse reaction. Maybe I could even use Enlighten to try and subdue it... Well, so long as it's not very powerful. Enlighten is a very difficult Skill to strengthen."
>>3890268"The place was unsettling, I suggest that I try funnel Saint Energy into the core, we could prove whether it's made of the Evil Element and not others that wouldn't react. Maybe I could use Enlighten to subdue it...if it is a monster, and not too powerful. Enlighten is a difficult Skill to use."You are up against a planet, no luck there broski." Jessica shoots you down."Hmm. I see no reason we couldn't try it, unless it damages the planet or something." Says Fei.Jiang steps in."Um, well, actually Zou and I were planning on going on holiday..""Eh? Really?! Where?" At least Fei is excited about that."Dragon Lands, in about three days. For a week."The other three members of royalty in the room wince at that."Um, well. I g-guess you can go...it's only a week after all.""Wooo! Uh, sorry, you know everything with the bab-""Tch, maybe I should get pregnant, it seems you can use it to get out of all this responsibility!" Jessica storms out, paper in hand.Shian walks out, trying not to gain attention, which, being in pitch black clothes in a place like this, isn't working."*Sigh* I guess this meeting is adjourned! Dismissed!" The three of you leave, Jiang and you sticking together.Player Choice for the rest of the morning>Write-in
>>3890293> Bring Jiang to visit TianEyue to ask about Dragons and how to act when on vacation
>Ask babby dragon for advice;;You take Jiang to a closed off section of the living area, where YianEyue lives (Why do you use Tian? Did I use it at some point? This isn't the first time either.) and trains.*Knock Knock*"Hello?""This is Zou and Jiang, we wanted to ask you a few questions.""Ah sure, come in!"You open the door and see a much healthier YianEyue, the scars are still there but less prominent and she looks lively."So, Jiang and I are going on holiday, to the Dragon Lands at this lovely little beach resort.""We wanted to know...how to live around them. They are supposed to serve us a bit after all.""Uh, beat them up and establish dominance obviously? What else are you supposed to do, wait to be punched in the face?""A-anything else?" You ask timidly."Hmmm, make yourself seem big, like, so big they can't comprehend the thought of hurting you.""Ah, well. Thank you Yian!""OK!" YianEyue lets Jiang go, but holds on to you."Um, why is auntie Jiang so fat?" You see Jiang shudder and twitch a bit behind you."She's not like that. She's going to have children. Like...when you were a baby. We are going to have more babies live in the Palace.""E-eh? O-Ok. Byebye."She closes the door on you."Tch.""She's only 9. Leave it.""I could burn her to smithereens!""Well, don't."Player Choice for the afternoon>Write-in.
>>3890345> Seem big, uh? You wonder if there's a Skill that can help with that. Maybe a Light Element Illusion-type Skill? Or a Life Element Skill which improves your physique? Anyway, you decide to visit the Skill Storing PalaceEh. Sometimes my brain just autocorrects stuff. You could say it just sounds better, or maybe I've really been reading way too many web novels lately.
>>3890360OK. I'm sorry, but, I need to stop now. I'm freezing and struggling to stand up and walk normally. So the quest has to stop now. With any luck. I should be able to begin again at 14:00 pm UK time, which should be GMT now, one less hour of sleep. Thank you for playing! See you tomorrow.
>>3890373See you tomorrow, I hope you get better soon!
>>3890360I'm back, whatever the brandy did to me also worked on the infection. I'm 90% better."Hmm, I need to go to the Skill Storing Palace.""W-why? I don't think I can go like this. Do you really need to?""Well, Yian told us to look big, with my Light Element I could do something, or a Life Element Skill?""I think she meant it a bit more...metaphorically. I mean, you....you aren't exactly a massive hunk, but you still own me.""I don't want the kids to hear things like that, M'kay?""A-ah. OK.""I need to get some more Skills anyway. It's been months since I got a new one, and with the embargo lowered, they should have a bit more variety.""Haha, well. See you honey!" Jiang walks off, understandably worried, even with 4 Jewels, she only has one Skill.When you get there all the facilities are made available to you, including access to some 10 Star and above Skills. Let's see what we have here. Player Choice>Write-in for Skills, I have a few ideas, but a player's ideas are more preferable.>Write-in for what Elements you want Skills in, that way I can make a shortlist of Skills
>>3892486> Light; Lightning; Life; Water> Physical Awakening, Rank 8 Life Skill, can be used for two hours each day, raises physical attributes temporarily while also tempering the body. Cost: 200 HE.> Myriad Forms Art, Rank 9 Light Skill, allows the user to warp the light perceived by targets in a range of 500 m, giving then control upon their sight. Cost: 100 HE per use, 1000 HE/hourly upkeep.> Grand Lightning Body, Rank 10 Lightning Skill, transforms the user's body into Lightning itself, augmenting its power and giving them all the properties of electricity. Cost: 5000 HE.> Thousand Hands of Scylla, Rank 6 Water Skill, creates a number (60HE=1Hand) of "hands" to be freely manipulated. They can be used for binding and can change state at will.That took a while to write! Still, I also wanna see what you or others can come up with! Glad to know you're fine!
>>3892501Let's simplify these a bit. Note there will be storing rolls, and some other bullshit for some of the Skills thanks to the death of Long Dershwa, soz mate. Let's see how I do.Life:>Physical Awakening, 8 Star Skill. For one timeslot, physical attributes are increased by 200 each, cost 200 HE.>Heart of Gold, 7 Star Skill. Can shoot condensed Life Energy into a person and temporarily make their senses over reactive, can also be used to restart a stopped heart.>300 Gold and 180 Gold respectively.Lightning:>Grand Lightning Body, 10 Star 10 Lightning Skill. Transforms the user's body into Lightning itself, augmenting Elemental Strength with the Lightning Element and giving all the properties of electricity, voltage and current will depend on the user's state of mind. Cost 5000 HE>Magnaform, 9 Star Skill. Using the electromagnetic spectrum, you can control magnetic material to a degree, including ferrous metal, strength of user relies on the knowledge an d intelligence of the user. 150 HE per use, can affect one object at a time.Light:>Myriad Forms 6 Star Light Skill. Allows the user to warp the light perceived by targets in a range of 500 metres, giving the power to show illusions and a false reality on your enemies. Cost of 500 HE per use, illusions will dissipate after a few minutes unless reapplied for 100 HE per illusion. >Laser Beam, 4 Star Skill. A classic of Princess Jessica Dershwa. Fires a straight beam of Light at the opponent, which hits the target almost instantaneously, with control and knowledge the beam can be made monochromatic for more precision, the true power of the Skill is the skill of the user. Costs variable HE, damage output depends on the rank of Science skill, which is currently at Basic, so a multiplier of 1.1, paste has been changed to reflect this as I didn't think about it before.>Microwave, 7 Star Skill. Release a wave of radiation to try and burn your enemies from the inside out! 400 HE per use.Water:>Thousand Hands of Scylla, 6 Star Skill. Creates a number of "hands" to be freely manipulated. They can be used for binding, and can change states to Ice and back, however, this change will be applied to all hands in play. Costs 80 HE per hand.>Cry of Atlantis, 6 Star Skill. A call that will temporarily call Water Element monsters to your aid, but after a few minutes you will lose control of them and have to either fight them off or use the Skill again, monsters called are directly linked to the number of Elemental Jewels you have. 300 HE.
>>3892524I say we get ALL of them. Then we grind GLB until we can transform into a colossal giant made of Lightning. Funnily enough, GLB also gives us a massive speed boost and the RHCP-style ability to move through the electric grid, if there is one.
>>3892532>RHCP, not heard of that one before. I mean, electrons are everywhere, but electricity exists where there are free electrons, so, not much material.>Darkness Element need not apply, as this is peace-time and you never went looking for anyone to help you>Roll 9d100 for storing rolls, DCs 80, 70, 95, 90, 60, 40, 70, 60, 60, best of three, but max rolls you can do at one time is 25, so just make three posts.>Roll 1d20 for persuation also; 10 Star skills and above need a good reason to be owned. Long Dershwa gave you free reign, but Fei can't afford to do that, she needs to keep up appearances instead of just ignoring all her problems.
>>3892542Or not, I'm just going to wait then.
Rolled 56, 70, 32, 36, 69, 4, 93, 51, 56 = 467 (9d100)>>3892542Sorry, I got distracted watching something as I waited.RHCP actually stands for Red Hot Chili Peppers -- a JoJo stand that allows its user to travel through a city's power grid.
Rolled 72, 56, 92, 83, 10, 96, 7, 18, 55 = 489 (9d100)>>3892542
Rolled 15, 33, 87, 21, 67, 46, 18, 59, 40 = 386 (9d100)>>3892542
Rolled 2, 76, 33, 76, 59, 81, 60, 66, 46 = 499 (9d100)>>3892542
Rolled 27, 62 = 89 (2d100)>>3892542I can't believe I watched someone play CK2 for long as I did... sigh.
>>3892637Try a 1d20 please.
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>3892640Dammit. My brain wiring misfired there.
>>3892641Understandable. Who was the streamer/tuber? They must be good if you managed to watch them for 2 hours, I can't remember doing something like that in years!>12, N/A bcz your dice suckSkills acquired!>Heart of Gold>Myriad Forms>Laser Beam>Microwave>You have 21481 Gold>Updating the Paste, in the meantime, please choose an action for the evening, will be doing small write-ups for the successful Skill stores.Player Choice for the evening>Write-in
>>3892657> Train Laser Beam
>>3892657Honestly, I'm doing it for the game rather than the guy -- I can't afford anything to run it on, so I get some sort of weaker satisfaction by watching other people make the Holy Roman Empire.
>>3892666TRIPS OF SATAN! Perfect for some set up!>I am sorry about your financial situation, the newest console I own is a 3DS, so I can understand some of your pain.>Train Laser Beam, but first.You make your way into a chamber, covered in crystals and plant life, and you see a humanoid-frog thing with many more than 5 digits on its hands, it growls at you, but why which point. You have overwhelmed it with your Heavenly Energy Control and equal rank. You see the emblem of a gold heart form on the Life section of the Jewel, and you move on. You want some Light Element Skills; you know little about the physics of light, so this could be interesting. You end up in a chamber made of opaque material, completely black, and you were advised...forced to wear a blindfold to make things easier somehow, so you never see its form, in this way, you end up taking its skill, you see the image of a dodecahedron outlined in black, you can't tell what the skill does apart from the vague description out the front. Then you hit success two more times with the other 2 Light Skills you were interested in, Laser Beam was interesting, because you had to meet the Railgun Mouse again. He was asleep, so you took his Skill without any problems. Lastly, the final Skill you managed to get was Microwave, apparently it could burn people with, what, electromagnetic waves? Is there collateral damage? Ah whatever, the next few Skill storings are failures, so you end up close to 2000 Gold out of pocket.You decide to train your Laser Beam Skill, it may be weak now, but look how Jessica uses it constantly, it can't be that bad can it? She even uses it in her Consolidated Equipment!>You have 32035 points to spend, 666 will happen after this point distribution has happened.Player Choice>Rank Up 0/40>Special Evolution 0/20
Going to eat some tea, be back in 30 minutes.
>>3892682This took a while.> Rank Up +20440> Special Evolution +11595 (Frequency Change (Laser can switch colors, become invisible or even become extraordinarily luminous); Homing; Multishot; Bouncing; Trajectory Manipulation (beam can be directed at will) Charged Shot; Shape Manipulation; Destructive Power Up; Special Evolution Toggle)
Rolled 78 (1d100)>>3892718Done.>666You are practising your Laser Beam Skill and finding that something feels very off, like needles in your eyes. You can see the walls turning red. The blood seeping everywhere, fire and stone building around you. You haven't seen this in months, why now?!You see hundreds of grotesque faces form on the walls, skinless and without eyes, they scream at you."ONE WHO CALLS THEMSELVES A SAINT, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. FAILURE IS AN INEVITABILITY, YOU CANNOT BRING BACK EVERYONE. HELL WILL BRING YOU ASUNDER!"You see fleshy forms sprout from the mouths, saliva and more blood going everywhere, you see some of the skin start to burn from the flames. More worryingly, is that you can tell that each and every one of the things walking towards you is as strong as you. This is not good.>Roll 1d100 best of ONE DC whatever my roll is for stuff kidnapping.Rolling 1d100
Rolled 36 (1d100)>>3892827Start the Hell Quest!
>>3892831>78>38Oh no, this wasn't planned at aaaallll, noooo.BTW, with luck I should be here for Thursday, being Halloween I wanted to do something spooky, and what do you know, Evil Element Zou is a go for Halloween only!You feel the faces launch forward and start pulling you down, you feel Lotus wake up, concerned for your safety."Wha? Nah! Not cool bro! Feck off you slimy slugs!"You see Nature Energy being tossed around, but there's nothing happening. You see your world go red, and dark, and cold, then hot. You fall unconscious after hearing the screams of damned souls eating your body, leaving nothing but the soul and mind.>Roll 2d10 for how close you are to the exit of hell, the larger the number the further away, best of ONE.
Rolled 9, 1 = 10 (2d10)>>3892856HELL QUEST! It makes me stupidly happy for reasons I cannot explain.
>>3892871>9, well then, looks like you are going straight to the bottom, heathen.You wake up, and everything is cold, you look down on yourself. You can see your Jewels, but you cannot link to your Generators, you don't have your Spatial Ring, or...anything really.You see grey stone, and people stuck in said stone. You can still move around, use your Heavenly Energy and restore it, but, you feel, so cold. Where are you? You don't see any monsters, or, any sign of real life. You have to get out of here, but which way? You can feel warmth to your left, another place that rises, another that falls, and one which stays the same.You try and help one of the people in the stone, nothing happens. You feel the energy brush over them, but it doesn't work. You come to two sudden realisations.You cannot help anyone here.You are alone.Player Choice>Go towards the heat>Go up>Go down>Just keep walking
>>3892891> Go towards the heat
>>3892911>Go to heat>Encounter rollYou need to feel warm, something other than this cold. You head towards the heat, which eventually leads towards some light in the distance, however, as you get closer, the heat doesn't get warmer, and you can see something...somethings hanging around the fire, now fully visible. They speak in an incredibly strong accent, more like mumbling than anything else."'pptnli we gt a knew wun." Apparently we got a new one.""I nough! "I know!""Will, wuts we gooonah do ebouts et?" Well, what are we going to do about it?""Nuthink! Jst lit da fuarker wunder und git laost." Nothing! Just let the fucker wander and get lost.""A'ight bohz!" Alright Boss!"You see two massive red ogres, metal clubs at their sides, talking to each other. They have food, one of them is sweating. They are warm. You can't tell how strong they are compared to you.Player Choice>You are out of sight but within long range attacking distance>Write-in for what to do next.
>>3892935Sorry, also roll 3d100 best of ONE DC 70 for STUFF.
Rolled 48, 17, 61 = 126 (3d100)>>3892940> You try to identify the ogre's Element. If everything in Hell is based off the Evil Element, you would be able to go all out.
>>3892981Looks like I gotta go eat. See you in 30 minutes or an hour.
Rolled 32 (1d100)>>3892996Aight, I might as well finish with this post then, goodnight!>61Failure!You try to figure out their Elements, being in Hell, and red, you think Evil is the most likely candidate-."Hey? U Smll tht?" Hey, you smell that?"Yeh! Hoooman!"Shit, they know you're here. You have nothing to run from now, you guess, so you force your Heavenly Energy towards them, and gather, that yes. They are the Evil Element, but something is wrong. You try the Saint Element and nothing is working!"WEH CUN SEEEEE YOUUU!" You see them both charge at you, clubs raised.>Player Action>You are in combat!>Roll 3d100 best of ONE to survive this round DC my roll.Rolling 1d100 for the ogres.
>>3893006Quest can start again 14:00 GMT tomorrow. Thanks for playing.
Rolled 37, 47, 79 = 163 (3d100)>>3893006> Point your finger at their chest and blast through them with 1000 HE of Laser Beam each.
>>3893055>Deal Damage of a minor degree.>79Success!You point the index fingers of your hands at the two of them, and put roughly 1 hundredth of your Heavenly Energy into each finger, then fire your newly powered up Laser Beam at them.You see a white beam shimmering with all the colours of the rainbow hit both of them straight in their arms, burning them off. The monstrous cries of pain and disbelief fill the cold, and the clubs, raised to attack, fall to the ground, shattering it.However, they continue to move forward, one has forgone his weapon, preferring to use his fist instead. You notice that they are not bleeding. You see the other one raise his club in an attempt to throw it."Fool! It dun mutter ifsh yous hert uz! WE WULL NEVA DIE HEEERE!" The taller one screams at you, apparently, even if you hurt them, they can't die in this place.Player Choice, round 1 won!>Write-in for what to do next
>>3894199> Can't die? How will they like total annihilation, then? Make the next shot bigger than they are, and pump 10000 HE into their being.
Rolled 28 (1d100)>>3894211>More juice.If they can't die, well then, you just have to cut their legs off! You funnel 2 tenths of your remaining Heavenly Energy, and fire again. If it hits it will work.You see the image of a club, rather shadowy, flying towards you.>Roll 3d100 best of ONE DC my roll-5 for larger attack diameter.Rolling 1d100
Rolled 3, 45, 64 = 112 (3d100)>>3894226
>>3894233>64!Success!, however...You fire the beam at them both, 20 massive streaks of light hit them both directly in the torsos, arms, legs, annihilating their bodies. You feel a club hit you in the head, knocking you to the floor. You can tell now that whatever this thing is made of, it isn't metal, you struggle to get up as the club grabs on to you, moulding and changing to fit your body. Even with your strength, you cannot break it. However, you could try and use some flexibility.You see some...movement at the fire, two pillars of flame form around it, and the dark forms of the ogres, without their weapons, appear. You only have so long to try and get out.>Roll 3d100 best of ONE for FLX>DC 95 without boosting>DC 88 with boostingPlayer Choice>Boost>No Boost
>>3894242*2, not 20 sorry.
Rolled 54, 24, 49 = 127 (3d100)>>3894242> Boost
>>3894248>54Failure!You try to break free, but can't, the only thing you can feel after you are encased in the stuff the club was made from is your face. You feel so cold."HAHAHAHAHA! Fulfi brat!"You feel your body get picked up by one of the ogres, and start to get crushed."Ah? Eh? Hee's a biiit squigeer than the rest?" Their accents are partially gone too. Dear god what are they planning next?"Just toss him on the fire. He probably wants a nice bit of heat HAHAHA!"You feel gravity pull on you, the light from the fire burning your eyes as you get closer...then, your entire body. You feel the club come off you, but in exchange. You feel nothing but pain, pain of burning. What little clothes you had when you came here are gone, and you can feel your flesh wither and burn away. You look around and see the "fuel" for this fire. Human bones. You hear murmuring and cries of pain to join your own now.At least you feel...not cold. Wait! If you don't escape you'll end up like the rest of them! You see the 2 ogres sit back around the fire, warming their hands. You hear something from one of the skeletons. You try and bare the flames to try and listen before your ears burn off."H-HEEELP MEE!!! HEEELP ME!" Again and again.Player Choice, how to get out?>Write-in. you can use Skills.
>>3894255> Swap yourself with one of the ogres
>>3894257>Swap with one of the OgresYou immediately swap yourself with one of the Ogres, and you feel your limbs and senses start to grow back...until you see the other ogre try to reach out and grab you.You look back to the ogre you swapped with, he is currently not on fire, and looks to be glowing with energy. This might have been a bad choice.Player Choice>Write-in, without sufficient measures, you will just go back on the fire.
>>3894261> They like it warm, so it's time to turn down the heat. Bring out the big guns, 30000 HE worth of Frozen Rain Arrow to devastate and freeze the whole area.
Rolled 10 (1d250)>>3894272>Using 30000 HEYou need to put out that fire or turn down the heat, they like the heat so you need to cut it off, or this will continue forever. You put almost a third of your total Heavenly Energy into Rain Arrow, and get to work.>There will be a domain clash! Rain Arrows is currently 12 Stars>Roll 3d100 best of ONE please DC my Roll>Rolling 1d250 for domain of Hell.
Rolled 10, 4, 86 = 100 (3d100)>>3894289
>>3894292>86!Success!You let a huge storm of droplets fall on the land, crushing the orges, bones, and fire. You now stand on the ice sheet you have just made. Snow falling. The fire, and everything that was in it, has gone.It is now both cold, and pitch black, however, in the middle of the ice sheet, you see a ring of red stones, with inscriptions you can't read on them. If you had fuel, you could start another fire...You try to see what you have, what you can access. You can sense Bixie and Lotus, both hiding away. You try and tug at Bixie, but it isn't working. Lotus responds though. You let her be for the time being.You see nothing after the fire, no light, no heat on your face. Bodies still sit in the stone, frozen in time....maybe...maybe you could use them as fuel?>Roll 3d100 best of ONE for a SAN check, DC 70
>>3894302>BTW, because of stuff. Skills can't evolve here until a certain point in hell, sorry about that.
>>3894302> You channel Lightning through your hands to start a new fire, your fire.
Rolled 84, 25, 8 = 117 (3d100)>>3894302
>>3894311>84Success! No! That would be awful! What on earth were you thinking? How the hell can you see those stones in this darkness anyway?!Fine, let's try and make your own fire. You launch out Lightning from your fingers, to try and make a new fire. It doesn't work, anything you throw at the pit just zaps away. Dammit! You can momentarily show the way with your lightning, but the cold makes it slowly disappear, and you are running out of Heavenly Energy.>You have 45000 HE left until ???You feel so cold, and your arms and legs are starting to slow down. You remember that you could go down, up or straight when you first came here., maybe one of those is the way out?>Roll 3d100 for an encounter roll best of ONEPlayer Choice>Downhill>Uphill>Same level.
Rolled 88, 73, 64 = 225 (3d100)>>3894326>DownhillIf here is the cold, then downstairs is cold machine! Is it time for Zou v Lucifer?
>>3894332No. Not yet, that's a long way off...a very long way.>88 Heh.You start to go down hill, and with your sparks, you realise something. You aren't going down, you're going round a sphere you can see differences in the ceiling here, like, holes or something. As soon as you come to his realisation-"Hey! Hey! You there!"You hear a voice, rippling in the caves, you see someone...unfamiliar."Heyyyy I know you! Come here!"You see a beastman...well, a beastman with animal features. It's one of those radicals. His head and right arm are out of the stone."What the fuck? Why can you talk?""You think it matters? I think its to make the others madder, they can hear me. I know it!"You sit down behind him, relived to see anyone else here."How long have you been here?""....maybe a year? I care little for that. Now come shake my hand, you feel a lot warmer than me!"You reach over to grab his hand.>Roll 3d100 Best of ONE to avoid ??? DC 75
Rolled 41, 6, 66 = 113 (3d100)>>3894342Ooh, an heat vampire. Cool.
>>3894348>66Failure! You are one step closer to ???You grab his hand, and feel the tiniest bit of heat you have left go from you to him, not by stealing, but...sharing, diffusion is what you learnt it was called.....why didn't you think of that sooner!"Haaaa, sweet relief!"You can feel your fingers and bare toes go numb. You rip your hand away from him and walk away, still downhill."IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOU DO! YOU'LL STILL BE STUCK LIKE US!"You bet your frozen ass you will!Player Choice>You are continuing to go downhill, would you like to do anything else or keep going?>Write-in
>>3894357> You boost your agility and surround yourself with the power of the Wind element to elevate your speed, and you purposefully make it in a shape that promotes the formation of friction. To make heat, you'll turn yourself into a butning meteoroid streaking downward if you have to.
>>3894371>Alas, you are in hell, the only way to win is play the game and suffer.You boost your Agility and realise your soul isn't collapsing, which is good, and you summon your Wind and try to run in a way which heats you up, promoting friction. You feel the core of your body warm up, then cool down, and nothing happens to your digits. Whatever that was, it was permanent.As you run, at an incredible speed, you notice that more and more people are now above the stone in some way.You dodge arms and hands coming out to grab you, until...>Roll 3d100 Best of ONE for perception.
Rolled 55, 34, 63 = 152 (3d100)>>3894381
>>3894394>63You see a few more fires, but these ones are very different. They are metal bins with trash in them. Noticeably there a people around them, lots of people huddling around them with more people partially frozen around them trying to get closer, stuck in the stone. The entire surface of the fires are covered, and to get closer to them you would need to push people out of the way,You can feel that it is warm. You stop, and consider, you want to feel warm.Player Choice>Write-in, move on or what else?
>>3894409> You stop, as close to the fire as possible while maintaining a safe distance from the others.
>>3894420>Try to get closer.You step a bit closer...you can see now that there is a distinct ring, a perimeter where things must feel warmer, you have to get inside it."Hey what the fuck are you doing?! Get out of the way!"You feel a hand grab your leg and you step back, but you don't feel warm anymore. You can see now that the density of people increases as you get closer to the fire.You don't feel any warmer.Player Choice>Write-in
>>3894428> You want the warmth. You suppress the crowd with your Triple Lightning Shoot (1000HE).
>>3894449>Alright, paralyses and trappings we go!>One step closer to ???>Roll 25d11250 best of three, just make three posts, if more than half paralysis works, if less than half you are fitan!
Rolled 10173, 11224, 9254, 8889, 6230, 2663, 11059, 1194, 10914, 6003, 3616, 5270, 1270, 5145, 4352, 2302, 5769, 9724, 10644, 8786, 1101, 83, 5115, 10687, 9083 = 160550 (25d11250)>>3894466
Rolled 9422, 5893, 9108, 7663, 9923, 9758, 3647, 6778, 2440, 7025, 4484, 3904, 9417, 11199, 5128, 10101, 7583, 7551, 1919, 8705, 7530, 7392, 5766, 4649, 219 = 167204 (25d11250)>>3894466
Rolled 9206, 6335, 2061, 2024, 1787, 3029, 7826, 5227, 1989, 8050, 7325, 10098, 9837, 11060, 1566, 7028, 8843, 3914, 1297, 1865, 151, 3915, 7140, 8370, 2956 = 132899 (25d11250)>>3894466
>>3894480>167204Success!You out a massive Triple Lightning Shot, and watch as the crowd falls to the ground.>You have 40000 HEYou stand next to the fire, and you feel alive again. You then begin walking, you don't want to wait around for these people to get up again. You feel disgusting, guilty. Why could you have not just asked them?You keep walking, and you see more fires like that one, and more people. There is a trend. However, as you move closer, you feel colder, these fires aren't warming you up.>Roll 3d100 best of ONE for an encounter DCs of 40, 50 and 80 for different things.
Rolled 62, 30, 80 = 172 (3d100)>>3894491
>>3894499>BANG ON>80You hear something behind you. People."Come back here faggot! You betrayed us!""I'll kill you!""Sink into the stone arsehole!"You see about 100 people, all about the 5th or 6th Jewel, ready to kill you. You see them batting away the people still stuck in the gr>Player Choice>Write-in>Write-in
>>3894509Double write-in means nothing, my mouse is buggered and likes to repeat clicks sometimes or just not work.
>>3894509> Begone with the helldwellers! Let the sinners embrace their cold! You'll give them the same treatment as the ogres! Frozen Rain Arrow, 10000 HE.
Rolled 27 (1d200)>>3894535>You have 30000 HE until ???>Roll 3d100 for damage percentage. Best of ONERolling 2d100 for group attack/defence, they have different results and therefore different DCs.
Rolled 7, 77, 79 = 163 (3d100)>>3894555
Rolled 10 (1d100)>>3894555Sorry, wrong dice, rolling the other one now.Trips of God!You are about to attack, but everything stops. This hasn't happened in months! You see a teen boy, knife at his hip."Keep moving, ignore the fires, they are traps for the weak. This place is full of those who betrayed, hence, the only way to feel satisfied is to trick or hurt people like yourself to get ahead. Do not fall prey to that.>79Success!
>>3894567I am rolling terribly today. You fire at will, and watch as their poor defences crumble, and they sink into the stone as the heat from their blood leaks out eternal cold.They are far behind you now, and you can see something in the distance using the fires. A staircase. Some people try to walk up it, but very quickly slow down and freeze up, so they retreat to the closest fire, and their place has been stolen, so they sink into the stone, never to be seen again.Some people start to fly, but they get dragged back down to earth. You see one person start to use the Saint Element, and he gets about halfway before he also succumbs. Player Action>Roll 3d100 for perception. Best of ONE.
Rolled 87, 66, 90 = 243 (3d100)>>3894579Stairway to Heaven?
>>3894598Stairway to hellllllll!>90 WewYou see that he only has 6 Jewels, and with your 7 Jewels, you could have more than twice his power! However, you have less than a third of your Heavenly Energy left...Player Choice, what do now that you are armed with this information?>Write-in
Gotta go eat tea, be back in 20-30 mins. Thanks for playing!
>>3894608> It's all about control. You doubt the other Saint had trained himself to your level. Yet, you still want to recover as much of your Energy as you can before attempting the climb, trying to ignore the cold.
Rolled 106 (1d250)>>3894619>Try to recover Heavenly Energy>Roll 3d100 for Domain Best of ONERolling 1d250 for domain of Hell.
Rolled 85, 50, 39 = 174 (3d100)>>3894686
>>3894690>85Failure!You can't feel your generators, however. You can feel the warmth of the fires. You know they are good for you, maybe they can help restore your Heavenly Energy, or maybe you should just go to the stairs and accept your fate.Player Choice>Attempt to go up the stairs>Try and push someone out of the way for some fire>Try and restore your Heavenly Energy again
>>3894696>Try and restore your Heavenly Energy again
Rolled 211 (1d250)>>3894701>Again again!>Roll 3d100 best of ONERolling 1d250
Rolled 83, 1, 9 = 93 (3d100)>>3894707Until we get our desired result.
>>3894711>NAT 1U know what this means? No, but it will be fun seeing this play out.You try again, and it doesn't work. In fact, it doesn't work so badly you feel something break inside you, something important.>Until you break out of Hell or get a nat 100, domain rolls now have a permanent -10 malus.Player Choice>Attempt to go up the stairs>Try and push someone out of the way for some fire>Try and restore your Heavenly Energy again
>>3894729>Try and push someone out of the way for some fire
Rolled 80 (1d100)>>3894737>Try and push someone out of the way for some fire>You are one step away from ???>Roll 3d100 best of ONE DC my roll>Rolling 1d100
Rolled 76, 61, 2 = 139 (3d100)>>3894749What? Whatever. Look, I gotta go eat, see you in an hour or so.
>>3894752Alright. Thanks for playing!
>>3894752>76Failure!You try and push someone away, or do something else, but you are shoved away by the others. You are getting nowhere like this!Player Choice>Write-in
>>3894811>Try and push someone out of the way for some fire
Rolled 23 (1d100)>>3894850>Roll 3d100 best of ONE DC my roll.Rolling 1d100
Rolled 32, 30, 60 = 122 (3d100)>>3894854
>>3894861>60Success!You manage to pull someone away from the perimeter and see him start to sink into the ground.....really quickly, wait, does this mean the fires make the cold worse? You need to get out of here. You can feel your Heavenly Energy restoring, slowly, and after a while. You are full again.Player Choice>Wrtie-in
>>3894869> First, calm down. You're going to move up the stairway, paying very close aatention to your pace and your consumption. There is no need to fight the cold completely. Just enough to keep your legs going. Go!
>>3894893Alright, here's the big one>Roll 3d100 best of three DC 85You calm down, and try to pay close attention to yourself and your Heavenly Energy consumption.
Rolled 56, 67, 84 = 207 (3d100)>>3894924
Rolled 88, 47, 14 = 149 (3d100)>>3894926>>3894924>84Did we slip on the last step?
Rolled 6, 40, 68 = 114 (3d100)>>3894924
>>3894926>84Failure! 1 off will get you special consideration for next time!>Due to 1 off, DC is now 84 and not originally planned DC>Roll 3d100, these failures are telling me how much time is passing, which....well, it's been a lot.
>>3894931>>3894930Shit sorry best of ONE, it's been an hour.
Rolled 48, 77, 58 = 183 (3d100)>>3894931
>>3894938Oh noYou get about 3 quarters of the way, until you need to turn back. You have one more shot at this before you need the Fire again.>Roll 3d100 best of ONE>DC 86, as normal
Rolled 82, 17, 14 = 113 (3d100)>>3894945In the name of the Critical Warrior, come, Nat100!
>>3894956>82!Failure! I think you are getting now why it's called Hell. Welcome, how do you like your stay?You have no Heavenly Energy. Shit.Player Choice>Domain battle>Push and shove
>>3894966>Push and shoveBack into the grinder we go.
>>3894968>Roll 3d100 best of three, howabout we go for a break right about now. The quest will stop now and restart tomorrow at 14:00 GMT with a high likeliness. DC 75. Thanks for playing and goodnight!
Rolled 73, 37, 86 = 196 (3d100)>>3894975
>>3894983>86Success!You now have only 2 goes before you need to turn back, as is the addictive nature of the fire.>Time for the potential final step.>Roll 3d100 best of three to prevent someone else from pushing you out or pulling you out of the fire. Failure will result in set conditions for ??? DC 60.
Rolled 100, 64, 100 = 264 (3d100)>>3896010Is it the return of Copy-Zou!?
>>3896024T-The legendary double Nat100..!
>>3896024Huh. >Domain rolls now have a +10 bonus. You also have a permanent place next to the fire.>Roll 3d100 best of ONE to climb the stairs. DC 87
Rolled 7, 45, 51 = 103 (3d100)>>3896030
>>3896032Failure!>One more try!>Roll 3d100 best of ONE. I guess you are going to be missing that holiday now...
Rolled 17, 100, 69 = 186 (3d100)>>3896033What are you talking about, this is the holiday!
>>3896039Three Nat100s in a row are really making up for last night's failures.
Rolled 14, 66, 7 = 87 (3d100)>>3896033
>>3896039Wow, luck has really turned around for you!Nat 100! You are now through to the next layer of hell!You climb, the cold gripping you tightly, and make it to the top step. Where something odd happens. You feel normal, not cold, not hot. Normal.You see that you are at the entrance to a cave, you go through, ignoring the others's cries for help, and see some writing on the walls."TO BETRAY THE ULTIMATE LAW OF THE WORLD IS THE FINAL AND WORST SIN, BUT BY GETTING HERE, YOU WOULD HAVE UNDOUBTEDLY BEEN BETRAYED YOURSELF. HAVE HOPE, YOU HAVE UNDERSTOOD THIS PAIN, AND THEREFORE CAN PROGRESS TO ENLIGHTENMENT. WHERE YOU GO IS THE WILL OF THE LAW. MAY YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE LAW GUIDE YOU TO HEAVEN."You are nearing the exit of the cave, and you....>Roll 1d8, I can see one more person, so...maybe a mode of three in this case. You are rolling for your next destination in hell.
Rolled 3 (1d8)>>3896045
>>3896046Please roll 2d8.
Rolled 5, 4 = 9 (2d8)>>3896061Anons, they come as they go. Suddenly.
Rolled 2 (1d3)>>3896065Rolling 1d33=Gluttony4= Pride5=Wrath
>>3896068Should have formatted that better, sorry.>Pride. this'll be fun.>Roll 3d100 best of ONE for perception.
Rolled 80, 28, 63 = 171 (3d100)>>3896072
>>3896108>80You see rather large patch of green grass below you, blue skies above you, and a beautiful shining sun. You feel healthy and warm, everything is right with the world. You also see a few houses, of which a few look quite nice, quaint, but nice. However, you also see other people, and wherever they go, a permanent splotch of dead land follows them. In houses owned and lived in by other people the wood is half...eaten? You could go move into a house, or just walk about and look for something. You can see a massive decrepit tower in the distance, and it is the only one like it for miles. You also feel that you are not hungry...or sleepy. When was the last time you slept anyway?Player Choice>Write-in, what would you like to do next?
>>3896124> Go for the TowerChilde Zou to the Dark Tower went.
>>3896145Haha. I'm partly ashamed I had to google that, I mean poetry isn't my thing, but still Browning and Shakespeare are classics.>Go to the tower.You take a long journey to the run-down tower in the distance, however, as you get closer, you notice a few things. The wellness of the building worsens as you go up, and that it is guarded. You see two people, not really paying attention. guarding the one entrance. A wooden door. They are holding tridents, and they spot you arriving. You check your clothes and condition, you are clean and dressed well. The guards are...not, let's say."Halt! Who goes there? This is the private estate of the Grand Acolyte!"Player Choice>Zou>Just attack them, no need to be worried>Walk away, apologising>Write-in for any questions, you get two before they shunt you off.>Other?
>>3896151> Who's the Grand Acolyte?> Do you know the way to lower floors?Nothing to be ashamed of. If it wasn't for Stephen King "borrowing" it, not that many people would know about it.
>>3896155"Who's the Grand Acolyte?""Why he's the Grand Acolyte of course! Are you dumb or just retarded?""Do you know a way to the lower floors?""Low-no! What the hell are you talking about you filthy mutt!? Fuck off or we'll kill ya!"They push you away. No real answers from them. You walk away. Some people are so sensitive. You are now far enough away from the Tower that you can see something interesting. The path you walked on was filled with green grass and flowers, but now? Other people tread on it, and the ground has withered up and died. You can also feel something new. You can't feel your Heavenly Energy, at all. You can't summon your Jewels, or your Elements. You only have your skills and your wits. At least you don't feel hungry.Player Choice. What do?>Write-in
>>3896163> Approach one of the salted earth people. Ask about the Grand Acolyte and Acolytes in general.
>>3896178>Accost a random strangerYou find a house and knock on the door, someone answers it, and you see something odd. When you touch the door, it changes. You feel energy move into it, reviving it until the owner touches it. You take one look at him and resist the urge to vomit, he's ugly and smelly."What the hell do you want? Being in hell makes a busy man you know?""Who's the Grand Acolyte?""Fucker at the top of the tower, he's the dirtiest, smelliest, ugliest man around. Sorta like you. Has a massive god complex and magical powers. Good enough for you?""Is there any information on Acolytes in general?""Eh, I mean, people who pledge their loyalty to him become Beginner Wizards, or something. It's a massive ponzi scheme. They have to stoke his ego and then they get more powers, sometimes they come out and look for people, talking about 'money' and 'clean water', I already have those! Anyway just don't go with them apparently you'll just get shoved into some mine underneath the tower. I just want to live out my happy luxurious life, y'know? With that said. Fuck off."He slams the door on you. What life of luxury? He's living in a hovel!Player Choice>Write-in
>>3896190> Beginner Wizards have power, uh? Might be worth trying to become one. Go investigate.Mmm... This is familiar... It's a pity we didn't bring our A.I.-outfitted brain chip with us.
>>3896198Wait, shit. Have I stolen something else now?>InvestigateYou go back to the tower, looking for windows, or something that allows you to see this power that guy mentioned. You turn back to look at your path, and what was green is now brown. However, all the ground you touch becomes alive again. What is up with this place?>Roll 3d100 best of ONE for perception.
Rolled 26, 22, 80 = 128 (3d100)>>3896206Dont worry, you're not the only one. The setting for this circle is similar to that of another chinese web novel called "Warlock of the Magus World" which basically more cultivation but with western arcane arts as the theme instead of the eastern ones. I think that was the first one, but it was pretty good, and many clones or variation on the theme have spawned since (I really recommend this one and "City of Sin").
>>3896221Alright. I'll take a look. I have run out of stuff to read, as my fav webnovels mainly come from Korea, and they come out slowly, very slowly.>80You can see dozens of people inside, working their way around the broken halls and stairways, they all share one thing in common. They have their Jewels, and one other thing, they have a mark on their hands. Unique to themselves. It seems this is a great deal of importance to them, as some wear specialised gloves to show them off. You can see they produce an ability for the user. You can't see anything more, however, you can tell that there are at least 4 ranks of Acolyte, each with larger and better sigils.You see something at the entrance, it is opening, and some very badly dressed, dirty people in robes walk out. One of them uses his Jewels to make a raised platform, which begins moving."HIRING NOW! COME JOIN US AT THE TOWER MINES FOR A FREE JOB, COMES WITH FOOD, WATER AND A SOFT BED, WHICH I'M SURE ALL OF YOU WANT DESPERATELY.Player Choice>Write-in
>>3896240> You're pretty sure you'll end up in the mine if you accept this offer. You wander away from the tower, looking for other peculiarities of this land.What are you reading? The only korean novel I'm reading now is Overgeared, even if once I used to read LMS and Ark pretty often.
>>3896250None, they all ended. I was reading The Novel's Extra, that would be the most recent one. It's a masterpiece of a first half leading to something great, then the author doesn't know what to do with it after he introduces too much and we end up with an unsatisfying ending, the epilogue is running now. I tried Overgeared but became bored with it, same with LMS, it just didn't click with me for some reason. I have weird taste, like, my fave JP novel was at one point the Phone isekai, then it became the one about being Jobless...then some others. I haven't had the opportunity to read much.>Look for something else.You have a good look for something else, the mines sound terrible, however, all there is are houses, dead grass and dirty people. You must be the only clean one here!>You have taken the first step towards ???You eventually stop at a house, a clean one when you get closer and have a good look at it. However, you are interrupted when a potential neighbour calls out to you."Don't touch that you filthy cretin! You'll ruin it!"He looks like he hasn't washed in years, and his house is falling apart. Player Choice>Write-in
>>3896266> Does anybody live here?
>>3896266Right, thinking about it, I'm also following Omniscient Reader. That one is really weird, but pretty cool. On the other hand, the best Chinese web novel around is probably Lord of Mysteries (which was gonna be the setting for that one quest I'll never do) and for those written in the West, it would probably be The Mech Touch.
>>3896273Keep going, I'll just put these all in a list, I'll have time to read them eventually. Here's a tip for a quest: Use the same world and powers if you want, just try and make your ideas as original as possible otherwise people become bored. I don't like reading One Piece, but I like the One Piece quest on here. I don't think you would like it, but it's like that. Make something you would read and think: Hey, that was cool, never seen this world done that way before. How about for a new year's resolution you start that quest under a different name and just roll with it. >>3896270"Hey! Does anybody live here?"No response. Guess they don't."I said stop that! Whatever you people touch, what ever you things are. You just ruin it! Oh for god's sake look what you've done to the house!"You don't see any noticeable change."Fine! I'll live here in my mansion. You live there and ruin it like the filth you are!"Whatever. You just walk inside, the furniture is nice. There's all the things you would need to live comfortably and there's no sign other people have lived here. Huh. At least you have a place to rest at now.Player Choice>Write-in, the success of this will depend on a roll.>Roll 3d100 best of ONE DC 70 for STUFF.
Rolled 66, 42, 56 = 164 (3d100)>>3896289> You ponder about everything you've seen since your descent to hell, in a sizzle reel of clues, and you're pretty sure you reach a conclusion: each floor punishes its inmates differently. The people here seem under some sort of illusion. The question is: are you?Yup, that was the idea. The setting is a pretty weird industrial revolution version of England with clear-cut supernatural agents divided by faction and 22 sets of superpowers dictated by the Major Arcana. Stuff like that is built for fan-fiction.
>>3896311>Ponder about the machinations of Hell.You wonder, the places here seem to punish people differently. The people here seem to be in some kind of illusion. The trouble is. Are you also like them?>66 Failure!You go to sleep in a warm, comfortable bed. However, when you wake up. You are in chains, in a cage. On the back of a cart."Heeeeelloo there! All we need you to do is shut up and stay there!"You can see one of the marked men, the emblem of a chain on his hand, taking the reins. What you thought was a cart was in fact the back of the piece of land you saw earlier.You are being taken to the tower.Player Choice>Write-in, remember you have no Jewels or special stats. You are much weaker than the man in front of you.
>>3896324Need to eat some tea, be back in 20-30 mins. Thanks for playing!
>>3896324> Well, escape attempt number one. You hit the two sides of the cage with all your bodyweight behind it, alternatively, hoping to capsize whatever means of transportation you're on.
>>3896333>TRIPS OF TRUTH>Ask the QM any question about the quest>Try to escape. You hit the two sides of the cage, using all your body-weight, which does little, as you are young and therefore lighter. The slab of earth you sit on does not move. You feel the chains grow tighter as the mark on the driver of this thing uses it to bind you."Now, now. There's no use in struggling. Fine. I'll just knock you out."You feel one of the chains slip down your throat, slowly suffocating you until you fall unconscious.You wake up underground, with a few other people. You still have chains around you, you are standing on some grey stone. There is a podium above you with someone, someone very dirty on it."Rejoice! You have been given a chance to rise to glory! Despite your pitiful selves wallowing in dirt, we shall make you better! You will join the rest, and dig down! Your bones will crack, your skin will peel off! For anyone who does well enough? Well, you can become a Beginner and gain a mark! The mark of the Grand Acolyte! Rejoice!"You are pulled away by something you can't see, until you get to a patch of stone, with minerals and metals in it. You are given a pickaxe."Now go! Before I whip you down!"You are whipped on the back. Guess this is your life now. You look around and see hundreds of people, just mining, as far as the eye can see.>Roll 3d100 best of ONE for mining. DCs 20, 25, 40, 60, 70, 80 and 95 respectively.Player Choice>If you want to plan an exit, do say so and what you would like to do first.
Rolled 40, 95, 83 = 218 (3d100)>>3896385> Trying to escape seems too dangerous. Let's get to mining, then.
>>3896385> How big is hell, and is it inspired by any particular depiction?
>>3896387>Huh>95>>3896401Hell consists of 10 layers, of which you are stuck in 9 total. You are on the area representing Pride, however there are 6 others for the other deadly sins, there's one for the betrayers and one which you can call the barracks of hell, you will have to see them all. You are a little closer to escaping this layer. It is inspired partially through Dantes Inferno, but with my own ideas on how to punish the people representing those sins. The tenth layer is literally Satan's pad.You dig for literally a minute, and you hit something. You do some more work, and you end up finding a charm, a Jade Charm."Huh? What's that you found there?""Nothing, just some hard stone."*Whip!* "Then get back to work!"You keep digging, and very slowly, put the charm on without anyone noticing. You can feel a pull from it. You can gain some power from this, but...but how?You can see some letters in front of your eyes."You who thinks of themselves as better than the Law, with this, you can relish in some of your own power for one chance in your lowly existence. Feed this charm as many gems and precious stones as you like. The more wealth you give up the stronger power it will give you, use it to grow, and prove to the Law that it is greater than you!"Huh.Player Choice>Write-in, what would you like to do?
>>3896416> Stash the charm, mine away, and feed it about 40% percent of the gems or whatever you find.
>>3896418>Stash charm away and mine.>Roll 3d100 best of ONE for mining DCs the same as before.
Rolled 98, 21, 38 = 157 (3d100)>>3896442
>>3896461>98, well thenYou keep digging, and you find: A Pink Diamond, a Diamond, an Emerald, an Amethyst, some Gold some Iron and some Copper. "Alright everyone! Haul check!" You see a few people come around and take people's mined ores and gems.Shit. >Roll 3d100 again to see what you get to keep. Best of ONE.
Rolled 46, 15, 43 = 104 (3d100)>>3896484
>>3896489>OuchYou get your Pink Diamond, your Diamond, your Emerald and your Gold taken from you, but you manage to hide your Iron, copper and a few pieces of scrap stone."Alright everyone! Go to sleep!" You see small turrets form on the walls, and the man with the whip leaves. Player Choice>Put in the stuff you have now>Wait till you have more.>Write-in
>>3896502>Wait till you have more>Mine away!
>>3896517>Wait>You are one step closer to ???You think you should wait a big before you feed it. >You must go to sleep>Sleep>Wake UpTime to mine.>Roll 3d100 best of ONE
Rolled 3, 67, 23 = 93 (3d100)>>3896523
>>3896529>67Gold, Amethyst, Iron, Copper.You have some more stuff, and it looks like they won't be coming for it until the evening.Player Choice for afternoon>Feed>Mine
>>3896570>Sneed>FeedAlright, time to make your choice. Player Choice>Attack>Defence>Otherand>Roll 3d100 for quality of your Skill. Best of ONE.
Rolled 16, 27, 23 = 66 (3d100)>>3896576>Other
>>3896598>27, looks like there is a lot of work to do!You feed the statue, and watch as a mark appears on your left hand: It's the image of a tick, in bold green. In white, in the centre of the mark the number 1 shines."Beginner, your Skill allows the user to fly for a short period of time, this time, and other aspects of your Skill will increase with more food. You are at stage one, this goes to ^£? stages. Good luck.">You can now fly for a short while! You are at stage 1Player Choice for the evening>You have no food, you must mine.>Roll 3d100 best of ONE
Rolled 64, 28, 89 = 181 (3d100)>>3896623
>>3896623Gotta go eat. Be back in an hour or so.
>>3896650I mean. I have to stop now anyway. Quest can start again at 14:00 tomorrow GMT. Thanks for playing!>89Diamond, Emerald, Gold, Iron and Copper.>Current progress to level 2: Gained! I can't tell you your actual progress, but It's on a Word document.You don't feed it anymore, but you do see a change in your mark. You see the number 1 change to a number 2, and the mark changes to a pair of wings coloured blue."Congratulations new Novice! You can fly longer and faster!"Well that was easy."Alright. Haul call!">Roll 3d100 best of three for how much you keep and if they see your mark or not. Best of ONE
>>3896676Tch. I always forget something
Rolled 76, 18, 22 = 116 (3d100)>>3896676
>>3896700Sorry, was in a game of tf2, first time playing and all. I like pyro so far.>76, you keep the Emerald, Gold Iron and Copper.>They spot your mark.You are just about to finish digging, when you are roughly stopped by one of the whippers."Hey! What's that on your hand?""Uh, a mark? It just appeared there...so.""Then...what are you doing here?! You are one of the chosen!"He takes you by the shoulders."Well then, Beg-Novice! Let me show you to your quarters."He takes you into the inside of the building, and then to a furnished room. It is nothing like the first one you found, but you can live.>Sleep>Wake UP!You awake to a letter."Greetings Novice! I am the Head Apprentice! We have seen that you have not pledged yourself to the Grand Acolyte. Please feel welcome to accept his power, or help in expanding the great mission to tunnel out of Hell. The Grand Acolyte may be seen in the afternoon at the top of our tower."Player Choice>Write-in
>>3897811> That's what the mine are about? Tunneling all the way down to the next floor? You have a feeling it won't be easy... That voice said that the way to Heaven will be reached through your understanding of the Law... Might this all be a distraction...? You meditate on the current state of affairs, and your understanding of the Dao itself.
>>3897824I, I can't do much with that. Let's make this a bit more streamlined.You think about things for a second, you don't think trying to dig through the earth will be easy. Maybe it's one big distraction. You were told to use your understanding of the Law get to Heaven. You think for a bit about your situation.Player Choice>Feed the charm your stuff>Have a look around>Talk to someone (Who? Write-in)
>>3897831> Feed the charmHaha, I was actually thinking you were going to have players roll for it. That said, I was going for something like Zou trying to start building up his own understanding of the Dao.
>>3897847That's not how it works...I mean, it would be the correct course of action if you were cultivating a Law based one, but you aren't, so it is irrelevant.>Feed the charmYou start passing the gems and metal to the thing, and you realise something great. You can see the number 2 change to a number 3."Congratulations Apprentice! You can now fly faster and for longer!"Huh. If this thing is going up and up this quickly then you wonder how strong the Grand Acolyte is!Player Choice for the afternoon>Write-in
>>3897850> Go look for the Grand Acolyte.
>>3897884>Look for the Grand AcolyteYou find your way up to the top of the tower, the stone on the lower floors becoming wood, then rotting wood, until you reach a half rotten door, exposed to the open elements. You knock on it."Come in subject!"You walk in to see the most disgusting man you have ever had the displeasure to meet. His hair is either infected or falling off. One of his eyes has a red sclera and his skin is covered in moles. He is wearing a deary, brown robe and he often scratches himself....what little of them is left, he practically looks like a skeleton!"Have you come to submit to me? Apprentice!"Player Choice>Write-in
>>3897902> I am considering it. Yet I know not much about you -- or the situation on this floor, Grand Acolyte. If I may ask, what are you an Acolyte of? And are you really planning on leaving this floor by digging downward?
>>3897914>You have taken a step towards ???"I am considering it. Yet I know not much about you or the situation on this floor, Grand Acolyte. If I may ask, what are you an Acolyte of? And are you really planning on leaving this floor by digging downward?""Humph! I am a Grand Acolyte of my magic! Like you are an Apprentice of your own magic!" He shows you his hand, you see an emblem of a diamond, surrounded by a chain link and the number 5 in the centre."Many of the Jewels generated by the miners are passed to me, so that I may become stronger! So that this tower can grow! So that we can escape this accursed place!""By digging?""Yes! There is no other place to go! The land goes on for an infinite range! Yet the only thing which *Creak* allows us to break some of this places boundaries is found in the earth! I think this is no coincidence boy! Tell me, what did you do to come all the way here? You act impertinent now, yes, but in life there would have been much for you! Whatever the answer, you can seek new life, in here! I can tell you, like I have told the others, much of this place, and its machinations against the follies of man!"Player Choice>Write-inPlayer Choice
>>3897934> Grand Acolyte, as I came down from the previous floor, I heard a voice claiming from here we could reach Heaven. I don't really care about Heaven itself, but I have a family on Earth, and I'll do anything to het back there! Please, teach me the way of magic!
>>3897964"Grand Acolyte, as I came down from the previous floor, I heard a voice claiming from here we could reach Heaven. I don't really care about Heaven itself, but I have a family on Earth, and I'll do anything to get back there! Please, teach me the way of magic!""Understood, then kneel!"You kneel, and watch as he activates his magic. You can feel a change in you, as you feel your Heavenly Jewels come back. You also feel something else. A chain, a chain around you."Now then! I you do not try to subvert me, or make yourself to be better or bigger than me, you can do as you wish! Let me give you the spiel. What was your magic again?""I can fly for a bit.""Hmmm, not the most useful then, how about we change that:? You see, unlike Jewels, your magic can be cast anytime at no cost to the user. Your magic grows in strength the more gems from the mine you feed the skill. You are quite far in to the progression of your magic, but, it must not be that strong for that to happen.""What can you do?""Silence!"You can feel pain spread across you for a moment."Now then. To see how far you have to go through to progress you need to see my second in command, or if you want a stronger skill? Well, it does take some luck, but you can see someone to sacrifice all your progress to get a better one. Understood? Good! However, these services are not for free! Do as your betters say and you will get a cut of their haul from the mines. At your rank however, you can...own some miners. What do you say, Apprentice? Will you join an Acolyte, someone 1 stage above you, or will you own some miners, and take some of their hard work?"Player Choice>Serve another>Make people serve you
>>3897980>Make people serve you
>>3897985>You are now one step away from ???"I want to have some miners serve me.""Hmph! So be it, go to the mines then, and organise a deal with the whippers. In the end, they are the ones doing the work."You head down to the mines, and look for a suitable group.>Roll 6d100 best of ONE for both perception and persuasion. First three for perception, second three for persuasion.
Rolled 53, 6, 5, 81, 99, 92 = 336 (6d100)>>3897997If the Moon War was Book 1, then this is Book 2. How would you title them? Personally, I'd go for "Angel of Death" and "Saint of Hell".
>>3898008This is the post-game. Personally? "Angel of Death" and "The Last Trial".>53, meh>99 Ok buddy.You find a group consisting of 2 people and one whipper. The whipper starts the conversation."Ah! Hello there! Who are you? I don't *Thwak!* think I've seen your face before.""I am an Apprentice. What would your bargain be for me to take some of these fine men's hard work and pay?""Why, nothing at all! Just please, don't hurt me!""Deal."Player Choice>Wait around here and watch for the evening as it all goes along>Do something else (Write-in)
>>3898017> You try magic, and see if you can use your Jewels
>>3898050>Magic and Jewels.You activate your Skill, and you start to life off the ground, with some experimentation, you realise you can fly for a good hour at a fast speed similar to that of when you use Wind to fly. You can recast it in the air as well, for no cost.You summon your Jewels, at second glance you realise you only have 6 of them at the moment, and you can use almost every aspect of them, however. You try and swap yourself out of here using your Spatial Element, and it doesn't work. In other words. As long as you stay here, you can do anything you could up there, just at the sixth Jewel level.You stop when the whipper nervously tells the 2 miners to hand over what they have.>Roll 3d100 middle of ONE to see how much you keep, and how much they are able to stash away somewhere.
>>3898064Gotta go eat tea, be back in 20-30 minutes.
>>3898067I'm back! Still waiting for those rolls.
Rolled 47, 26, 71 = 144 (3d100)>>3898064
Rolled 20 (1d100)>>3898104Doing my own roll for stuff.
>>3898104>47You are handed a chunk of Copper. "Is that it?""Yeah. They hit a dry spot, see you tomorrow!">You have to sleep>Sleep>Wake upYou awake to another letter, this one from the Grand Acolyte himself."One more thing I should say about this place. Everyone else looks dirty and horrible right? Well it's the same for everyone. Forget your vanity and work on getting out of here."You see another letter, from an Acolyte."Greetings! This is an offer to work for me! I will give you Gold, Iron and Copper guaranteed if you succeed in your mission!"Huh, so most of this place is an illusion?Player Choice for the morning>Write-in
>>3898114> Try cultivation
>>3898127>Try cultivationYou want to get stronger. Except, well, you can't. Cultivation isn't a thing here?"Player Choice>Feed the charm>Oversee some mining>Go see the Acolyte about the offer>Write-in
>>3898130>Oversee some mining
Rolled 98 (1d100)>>3898130>More mining>Roll 3d100 best of ONEf for how much you get to keepRolling 1d100 for the miner's haul.
Rolled 28, 92, 52 = 172 (3d100)>>3898146
Rolled 11 (1d100)>>3898176>92You get back a Diamond, Amethyst, Gold, Emerald, Iron and Copper.You have to wonder though, how the hell does this get you closer to the exit? The Grand Acolyte wanted to just dig down, can't you do that with your Jewels?You look around, and no-one is doing it, you see some of the miners using some Physical Jewels, but not the mages.Player Choice for the afternoon>Write-inRolling 1d100 for stuff Dc 75
>>3898180> Feed the charm
>>3898184>FeedIt takes a little while, but after you feed it all the stuff you were saving, there is no change to your mark.Player Choice for the evening>Write-inRolling 1d100 for stuff DC 70
Rolled 1 (1d100)>>3898192Tch
>>3898192> You find another Apprentice to ask why you don't use your Elemental or Heavenly Jewels to dig faster.
>>3898209"Hey, so, why don't we use our Jewels for the digging?""Huh? Why the fuck do you want to? Look at all these "people" working for us! I mean, it's do all the hard work yourself or let the peons do it. I think you can see our thinking, don't like it? Well you're in the wrong place."Well, that was certainly interesting. I guess pride must be common here....wait. You summon your Jewels and so a sin sweep. It's a massive pool of pride, literally no-one wants to do the digging because they think it's that far below them that they force others to do it at an incredibly slow pace.What's to stop you from doing it yourself? The only trouble is, if you leave, you might never get a chance to make it stronger or get a new, better Skill. Choices choices.>You can now leave whenever you want, but before then, you have a few choices to makePlayer Choice>How long do you want to keep on grinding for materials to make your Skill stronger>Do you want to try for a new Skill?>Anything else you want to do?
>>3898221Or not. I think we can stop now. The main quest will stop for today and restart on Friday, as tomorrow is Halloween, which means Evil Element Zou is a go. It will have its own thread.We will start at the forest, with you awakening with the Strength attribute and the Evil Element. This special Halloween quest begins at 14:00 GMT Halloween! Thank you for playing a goodnight!
>>3898221> You'll depart in three days. First, you need to recover your mental state and prepare for whatever will come next. Then, it's the first time you find yourself in such a pool of sin, and you'd like to try your hand at cleansing it with the Saint Element, or at least investigate its effects. You still remember how few sources there were about the Saint Element back home -- this could be an enlightening experience. Thirdly, you are indeed curious about these Magic Skills.
>>3898263Link to the Halloween thread:>>3899351
To summarise>Prepare for the next floor>Try and use your Saint Element>Skill training?>Roll 3d100, One please. Each roll will represent your efforts in that field. The second one gets a +10 bonus because it is a domain roll.
Rolled 86 (1d100)>>3900681
Rolled 90 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>3900681
Rolled 31 (1d100)>>3900681
>86You have to keep your mind clear, if this floor is anything like the others, you will experience things related to the other deadly sins, or, like the first one you appeared in, something more specific. >Your first 1d100 in the next floor has a +20 bonus>100 with bonusSuccess!You activate your Saint Element, and buff your domain, this gets you up to a suitable level to challenge the domain of hell, like you tried last time. You see something weird. Before, when other people walked on land or touched anything, that area would lose it's luster, but when you use the Saint Element on areas of land, it stays healthy permanently. In other words, the illusion present here was thinking that other people literally make the world worse. Your Skill is unaffected as are other people's Skills.>31, few dice!You manage to get your Skill to stage 4, and you are called an Acolyte by the system. Your ability to fly now slightly surpasses the normal range of flight used by Wind.You now stand, three days later, a much more learned man. You continue to dig down, until you reach a hole, and start to fall. As you fall, you see a similar message to the one you saw the first time, expect relating to Pride.>Roll 3d7 mode of ONE for your next floor
Rolled 1, 1, 5 = 7 (3d7)>>3900730
>>3900736>1How boring, this floor won't really affect you at all. Until it does.You wake up suddenly in bed. You recognise this as a middle class hotel room. There is one light, coloured a dim red on the roof, it is nighttime, and you can hear a bustling city street just outside your window, which is open. Your door is closed, but doesn't appear to be locked.>Roll 3d100 for perception best of three
Rolled 68, 14, 2 = 84 (3d100)>>3900746
>>3900749>68+20=88You can smell something off. It smells alive namely, or not quite alive. You take a good look outside the window to see an entire row of Whorehouses. This place seems to focus on lust. You see men going in sure, but the places are all staffed by normal women, you can't sense any monster in them. You can sense some monsters, but they're underground and in other places. What's more confusing is that the signs for the exit are everywhere! There is a clear path out of here, but people ignore it and just keep going along their nightly business. Eating, making stuff, and other things. An entire city built for sex. How awful. You can see Jewels and feel the Heavenly Energy. The only way to get out of this place is to deny your sin and move on, but no-one does.You hear a knock at the door. "New customer! We're here for a special service, please take some time to get ready, we can wait."You can hear about 3 more women and something which sounds suspiciously like a man outside the door. You need to get out of here!>Roll 3d100 DC 70 to RUN and escape this floor, failure will result in capture.
Rolled 92, 97, 33 = 222 (3d100)>>3900761Oh, it's the rape floor.
>>3900787>The dice gods are not happy with this part of hell it seems.>97You don't exactly want to look around for stuff to feed your charm. You jump out of the window and use your Wind Element, following the signs until you reach the exit of the town. You keep running from it until you see a sign in the distance showing a similar plaque to the others. You touch it, and everything goes dark.>You are out of this floor!>Roll 3d6 for the next floor, mode of three
Rolled 1, 3, 4 = 8 (3d6)>>3900792I mean, if you expect someone to put his all into noping out of the rape floor, that's probably Zou.
Rolled 3 (1d3)>>3900819Rolling 1d3 for the floor.
>>3900823Huh, something I haven't really made much mention of during this quest.You wake up in a small room like the one you used back when you were a Hunter. When you get up you can feel you have some new equipment. You can use all 7 of your Jewels and your Skill. However. You feel quite hungry. *Knock Knock*"Hey! Dinner's served! Come get it if you're awake!" Just in time!>Roll 3d100 for perception best of ONE
Rolled 96, 60, 77 = 233 (3d100)>>3900827Oh, it's your family...^family...^family...
>>3900829>96>Nope!You get dressed and go outside. You are in fact on the outer ring of a massive table filled with all the food you could wish for. There's beef, lamb, all sorts of pork, egg, Everything you could wish for is here. You see a bunch of other people, rather portly, taking every last scrap they can get. You sit down with a plate and start to serve yourself.Player Choice>Regular amount and types of food>Large amount and types>Small amount and typesRolling 1d100 for stuff DC 58
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>3900829Tch
>>3900841>Regular amount and types of foodAs a fatman, I know very well that the key to true Gluttony isn't in eating a bunch of stuff all at once! Nay, I say! It's eating a normal portion, but several times!
>>3900850>I should really get fitter. I think I must be around 12-13 st. Nah, the real trick is to eat too much of the things you like. Italian food is tasty but really unhealthy. Eggs are versatile>Normal>but wait!You take a good sized portion, something normal for your age, until you see about half of it swept off your plate and onto another persons.>Small auto chosenYou are left a bit hungry, but there is no more food left."Um...are we going to have any more for tomorrow?""Eh? Sure! It's just that someone has to go hunting and foraging.""Are we all going?""Hmmm, you can always go by choice, but only those strong enough can deny doing all the hard work. How many Jewels do you have?""7 pairs."You see all the others just stare at you."P-prove it!" You do so and summon your Jewels, also summoning Saint's Radiance.Player Choice>Establish dominance>Volunteer to hunt and forage>Write-in
>>3900867>Volunteer to hunt and forageEh. The only real downside to Mediterranean cuisine is the high amounts of carbohydrates, but I'd much rather shoot myself than eat any other way. That said, I am the type that enjoys being fat. What does "st." mean here?
>>3900873Stone, Imperial measurement of weight. I am around 75-80kg in the french way of doing things. 1 Stone is roughly 6.35kg.>Voltunteer to hunt and forage."I volunteer to hunt. The lot of you can sit back and relax, this is my element.""R-really? What abou-""Nothing, nothing, just wait there.">Roll 3d100 to see what you find. DCs of 30, 60, 70 and 95 for stuff. Best of ONE
Rolled 47, 58, 25 = 130 (3d100)>>3900883Okay. My definition of "needing to slim down" and yours work on totally different levels. I haven't been your weight since I was 10!
Rolled 51 (1d100)>>3900893P-pardon? That sounds incredibly unhealthy. Perhaps a trip to /fit/ might be appropriate for the slothful? I started doing Karate to get fitter and it is slowly working. Not to be too obstinate but some light exercise is really good for the heart!>58, they won't be very happy with you.You can tell right away that this place is ripe with life, and that said life must have been bred to be hunted. It's slow, predictable and lazy. In other words. Hell is setting you up to catch stuff. You end up with almost enough for a normal sized portion for 12 people,with berries and vegetables to boot, but you feel quite hungry, and have to eat some of the stock on the way home.You make it back. The other's aren't really pleased at the amount of food you bring back, but they say they'll live. Your Icy Jade making the work easy.You watch them cook it all, making a meal in minutes as one Fire user has a special Skill which can cook any meat and other foods to perfection. They dedicated an entire Jewel to food, what a waste!You sit down to eat, and with the food here, you need to be faster if you want a decent portion.>Roll 3d100+5 best of ONE for you to get a normal portion, DC my roll.Rolling 1d100 for the DC
Rolled 47, 63, 15 = 125 (3d100)>>3900908I used to. Even did Karate myself for a couple years. It got boring when there wasn't anybody else in my weight class and height (I've been relatively tall since I was a kid) beside the instructor, so you end up either sidelined or go against someone who has to hold back and slow down for you. I got a blue belt and I left.
>>3900916Ah. I suppose I'm more lucky in that regard, I'm short so most people are taller than me so I can always fight someone a similar way. Now at Black and Brown belt, i.e the one directly before Black. Not sure what blue would be in my association, what number belt would that be? I haven't had the chance to fight the instructor and never will, he's 70 and doesn't teach the class anymore.>63Success!You grab yourself some food, and eat normally. You haven't enjoyed something like this in a while, so you savour every bite. You feel like the day is over, so you go back to bed.As you sleep, you have a dream. It shows a massive grey building of steel, where you see animals and other things walk out into the forest.You wake up without issue, well, you notice that someone's been inside your room whilst you are asleep. Not fun.You sit down at the table, which is luckily stocked. Wait, how is it stocked? You look around and see a fat blob of a woman absolutely drenched in sweat. You don't sense any Heavenly Energy in her. They must have forced her to hunt for food. Oh well, if she's in hell then there is no point in helping her.Player Choice for the morning>Hunt and forage>Search for building>Other? (Write-in)
>>3900926>Search for buildingIt's been a couple years, but it was part of something called Shotokan or something like that, and the grades were white, yellow, green, blue, brown, black (gated to over 18) then black variants that I don't really remember. Teacher was right after black belt, and I've only seen visiting members for exams and the like go higher. The instructor used to be smaller in height than me too, but he swung me around nonetheless...
>>3900932Ahhh the joys of the wrist lock. My association uses 10 before Black, then 10 after and including Black all the way to 10th Dan. If you want 4th and above you have to grade outside of the association. >tfw I can go toe to toe with people more than half a foot taller than me.>Search for building>Roll 3d100 DC 80 to find it
Rolled 47, 96, 95 = 238 (3d100)>>3900938I must say, the hardest thing in chatting like this, is the damn imperial measurement system!
>>3900945>Really? I can do it in the french style from now on.>96>95What good rolls!You spend a good 2 hours walking through the forest, looking for higher densities of animals, and it leads you to the place you saw in your dream. You can see animals slowly trickle out from one of the sides.>Will continue after I eat. I need some food, be back in 20-30 mins.
>>3900953... A literal animal factory. And metric! Use metric! I'm not saying it to you, I'm saying to everyone that does not use it! It's better! You have no excuse not to!... Sorry. Measurement systems always rile me up.
>>3900953>Metric is french by origin. I like everything in metric except for distance. I know what a mile feels like, I don't know what a kilometre feels like. I admit some of the imperial bits are a bit weird, like, no-one uses furlongs or leagues, and scarcely anyone uses pounds. Pints, Feet, Inches and Miles are the only ones still in use, and that's mainly for one specific purpose. You walk in, avoiding the livestock and taking the sights in."AH!" You hear a small scream as a rather humanoid, muscly thing dashes away. You take a look and see that he was looking at a map, a massive map. You can't even see when it ends!You see a sign for three rooms.Player Choice>Control>Housing>Break Room
>>3900966>Break RoomI haven't been in that many workplaces, but I do know that most of the time, there's someone in the break room.Also, kilometres are easy. 1 meter is more or less a step. 1000 steps is a kilometer.
>>3900991I tend to think in time, so my brain instinctively knows "It's been about a mile hasn't it?". Anyway, onto more interesting stuff. I found out today that I won't be able to watch the Rugby World Cup final, with ENG in it, because I have to work! Great times ahead.>Break RoomYou head for the break room, surely someone is going to be around right? Well, you find nothing. In fact, the place is dusty and deserted. It was ignored and left to rot. You see a sign for the Control Room and Housing. Occasionally you see a few pigs and sheep trot about, not a care in the world. Still no way out of this floor though.Player Choice>Control>Housing
>>3901008>HousingMaybe it's an holiday.
>>3901014>HousingYou instead follow signs to housing, leading you outside the complex. You see hundreds of houses, but only about 5 look lived in and still lived in.You spot that monster from earlier taking out a weapon from somewhere and taking a position on the roof of his house.*BANG!*You see a streak of light and a chunk of metal come flying towards you, so you boost your Agility and dodge it. You also see the other 4 monsters take out their weapons. This could be fun.Player Choice>Write-in
>>3901041> You go non-lethal, zapping the things with your Lightning Shoots.Man, Blizzcon was a huge disappointment this year. People can't even riot and troll properly anymore.
>>3901052>riotLol>I dunno. People don't care about them, so they don't bother. Even a sticky couldn't save Blizzard. Once you've eaten the rice you can't look back twice or something to that effect. >Non-lethal>Auto-passYou just walk forward and slowly take them out one by one, dodging each shot. Seriously, for a place filled with Jewel Masters, how on earth are they this unprepared? You tie them up top a post, looking at their deformed figures. You take their weapons and throw them aside, they won't be needing such things from now on.Player Choice>Write-in
>>3901058> Try interrogating the things
>>3901060>Interrogate>Roll 3d100 best of ONE for persuasion
Rolled 81, 87, 22 = 190 (3d100)>>3901069
>>3901083>87You wake 4 of them up, each in turn."Alright, what is this place?""I-it's just the factory! We need to earn our way somehow! Don't kill me! Please!"You slap him asleep. On to the next one."How do I leave the floor?""Ah! Ah! Control! Room! Go there, please! There's some gates!" You slap him asleep.You figure you have 2 more questions with these fine people, let's see what you can get out of them.Player Choice>Write-in for two questions to ask the two other demons, 5th one can't wake up.
>>3901091Alright. I need to get some sleep. The quest can start tomorrow at 15:00 GMT. Thanks for playing!
>>3901091> Where are you from?> Have you seen anyone else beside the sinners and your kind?
>>3901135Update is being written now. Just got back from work, dear god I'm supposed to leave at 14:00!
>>3902169Bad news then. That was an hour ago!
>>3901135"Where are you all from?""Hell?""No, I mean, where in Hell?""We-we have our own floor, kind of messy and rocky, but it's h-home."You knock him out and move on to the next one."Have you seen anyone else besides the sinners and your own kind?""I-I mean, no? Who the fuck else would visit this place! Please man don't hurt me I just want to clock out for the day please dud-"You punch him in the face, probably giving him a concussion. You try the fifth one, but he's already dead, looks like shock. Are you really that scary?Player Choice>Write-in, do you want to leave them there or cut their binds >Write-in, where to go next
>>3902176> You leave 'em there. Someone will find them. Or not. They're demons anyway.> Control room here we come!
>>3902198You decide to leave them there. Maybe someone will find them. You don't really care, they're demons after all. You decide to head towards the control room. Your journey is unimpeded, and you find yourself in a room with about three monitors, 2 doors marked "Left" and "Right" respectively, and some other electronic equipment. From information posters around the place, you can tell that the doors are actually portals to different floors.Player Choice>Left door>Right door
>>3902239>Remember the Latin for a left handed person sounds an awful lot like the word sinister.You go through the left door, and end up in darkness. Seeing a message like the ones you have seen before. You are out of this floor.>Roll 3d5, mode of ONEI need to go back to work. Be back for 19:45 pm BST.
Rolled 5, 4, 1 = 10 (3d5)>>3902247Why else did you think I picked this one?
>>3902255Update now at 20:00. Was 30 mins late from work. Many of the machines were having a spazz so it was not fun. Mu apologies.
>>3902618Scratch that. I feel like actual shit and I want to throw up. Quest can start at 14:30 GMT tomorrow.
>>3902643Take care, man. See you tomorrow!
>>3902648Update later. Getting train tickets took longer than expected.
Rolled 2 (1d3)
>>3902255>4You wake up in bed, it's a very nice bed. So nice you think you could just sit in it forever, unless you were you, and being you, you are a workaholic. Staying in bed will get you nowhere!You get out of bed and have a good look around.>Roll 3d100 best of ONE for perception.
Rolled 33, 37, 32 = 102 (3d100)>>3904059How are you? Still puking everywhere?
>>3904062I'm good. Luckily whatever was affecting me was only in the food, once that was gone I got better. Also, going to have to finish early at 17:00 because it's Guy Fawkes night, so a firework and bonfire event is running nearby,>All those 3s>37You see other beds, and a few other people just milling about, you can feel your Jewels and your Skill. You see two routes for travel if you want to move, you think this place is just a normal looking town.Player Choice>Town Centre>Railway Station>Job Centre>Other? Write-in
>>3904066>Job CentreTo fight Sloth, go for a job!
>>3904086>Job CentreYou head to a place you can do something in right away. The doors are a bit tight, but you get in. There is approximately one member of staff, a stock checker on duty, who takes a double take when you walk in. You take a good look through her with your Saint Element, and, yes. Evil Element. "S-sir? What are you here for?""I was interested in a job. Have anything?""Um, I don't do th-""Just do it." You draw Saint's Radiance. You end up with a list a few minutes later. The beast, looking almost exactly like a human apart from some pulsing red eyes is terrified and in shock.Player Choice>Train Driver (Variable pay, requires knowledge of how to use a train)>Receptionist for the Job Centre (Stable pay)>Miner (A garaunteed portion of the Jewels and metals you find)>Taxi Driver (Requires knowledge on how to drive safely)>Arena Manager
>>3904091>Miner (A garaunteed portion of the Jewels and metals you find)Great Miner Zou is on the case. Maybe we finally found Zou's hobby -- mining.Can we get a dedicated mining proficiency?
>>3904094Nah, you already have superior strength. All you need is some luck."Miner.""S-seriously? Fuckin' psycho-" You keep her at your Sword's bay.You are given an ID card, and a map. However, apparently the mine is closed at the moment."What the fuck?""Well, I mean. Don't take it too harshly-""Shut up please. When will it be open?""I don't know arsehole! No-one ever gets a job here so we don't bother!"For a lady she sure doesn't act like it. You leave with map and ID in tow.Player Choice>Write-in
>>3904100> You go to the mine. If nobody is working there, maybe it's your duty to open it.
>>3904106>MineYou decide to go to work anyway, You find a weak barrier in place and other measures which even a normal person could surpass with hard effort.The mine looks to be fully operational, except, there is no manager. You guess you can mine all you want now? It might be dangerous if you mine too much and cause a collapse, but a little should be fine.>Roll 3d100 for mining
Rolled 24, 91, 26 = 141 (3d100)>>3904113Hey-oh, hey-oh...
>>3904123>91You end up finding all sorts of metals, and a few Jewels. You can feel your charm react to them. You don't have the opportunity to get a different Skill, so you better make this one very strong, with no-one around to watch you, you can just feed all of this to your charm.>A step towards mine collapse has been taken.>Roll 3d100 for the second round, after this one you will be offered a chance to go back home if you wish.I need to go now. I don't think I'll be back until 18:30 GMT tomorrow. Thanks for playing!
>>3904128Or not. Update closer to 19:00. Still waiting for that roll.
>>3905860I guess I'll archive the thread. New one on Thursday if I have the time.
Rolled 96, 68, 14 = 178 (3d100)>>3905860Was playing and lost all cognition of time, my bad.