Long ago, there was a fair and glimmering land, and its guardians were the Unicorn Knights.The fair land was ruled by the Unicorn Monarch, and her symbol of rulership was called the Noble Scepter. It was an ancient and powerful token, and in the hands of one such as the Unicorn Monarch it could work strange wonders.When the Noble Scepter was stolen, the Unicorn Knight Auralie was tasked by the Unicorn Monarch with the quest for its retrieval.
Beneath the ruins of an ancient sunken fortress, Auralie wrested the Noble Scepter from the clutches of the Brain Peeler and the host of creatures it commanded. In doing so, the Unicorn Knight discovered the creature planned to use the Noble Scepter as a ward against the corruptive power of a pair of evil spirits which now haunted the dungeon and threatened to exterminate all life in the kingdom.
Auralie saw that her quest would be for naught if this evil was allowed to flourish unchecked, and so drew around her a party from the denizens of the dungeons.First among them was Kallyat, the veil-clad Nekja. Auralie had hired Kallyat in the tavern above the dungeons. Kallyat, in return, had later spent her payment on an Essence of Immortality to coax the wounded Unicorn Knight back from the brink of death. No more could be purchased, for the merchant's alchemist had recently ventured into the dungeons and had not returned.The second was loyal Hobby, creation of the wizard who had so recently kept the evil spirits contained. Auralie had protected Hobby from the fists of the creature's brother, a being called the Perfect Man. From the pair, Auralie learned that two men had been responsible for the release of the evil spirits, and that the wizard had ventured to the Brain Peeler to form an alliance against the spirits.Third was one-eyed Marden, red-scaled and bearing a tail. Marden had crossed blades with Kallyat, then rescued her from the acidic guardian placed before the spirits' lair. From him Kallyat had learned that a second Essence of Immortality was rumored to lie somewhere in the dungeons. Last was Gwyn, the winged witch, apprentice to the wizard, called a dragonate by some. Gwyn and Auralie had met as adversaries, for it was Gwyn who took the Noble Scepter into the dungeons of the sunken fortress on behalf of the Brain Peeler. From her, Auralie had learned that one of the men had been the merchant's alchemist, and the other had worn the emblem of a wolf. From Gwyn's cards, they had learned that disharmony and strife permeated the dungeons.
Still, not all was clear, and so the party divided, Auralie and Gwyn seeking answers in the charnel house, and the others seeking the lair of the spirits. Kallyat found that the spirits had corrupted and enchanted the hapless alchemist wholly, for the man seemed lovelorn, and the grim muses were eager to turn his affections to their own ends. In the center of the lair, surrounded by soot-blackened walls, stood a great distillery. When refined, the contraption would yield a poison so powerful that the vapors would kill everything in the kingdom. In doing so, however, Kallyat also discovered that while the evil magic of the spirits was blunted by the power of the Noble Scepter, their malice was not, and nor were their conjured blades. The crafty Nekja escaped not only with her own life, but with the Waters of Rebirth, which some said could raise the dead.
Auralie and Gwyn, meanwhile, found that something stirred in the charnel house. A fanged creature picked over the bones of long-interred warriors. Beside him crouched a second figure, seemingly bound unwillingly to the command of the other.
The trespass was not unnoticed. Before the pair could flee, the Unicorn Knight and her companion were confronted by the creature. While he desired Auralie's blood, he desired even more to hold domain over another crypt, haunted by another like him.Auralie demanded the release of his unwilling minion, but the creature bargained instead: If the Unicorn Knight would accompany him to the crypt below, he would free the other from servitude.
"...and when Gwyn and I returned to the antechamber, we found you three marveling at the Waters of Life," Auralie said to the others gathered around her.
Around her, lit by the glow of the menacing puddle that steamed and bubbled before the great doors, the others began to speak. Each had their own idea, and each felt theirs was most urgent."I think we should tell everyone upstairs what's going on," Kallyat hissed. "Even if they can't help us, they might wish to flee from-""We should be working to stop those spirits before the alchemist finishes his concoction," snapped Gwyn. "We can worry about the others after we-""It won't do any good to rush in and drop dead if that scepter only protects one of us," Marden growled. "Pestia and Leprosa are too dangerous to face unprepared. We'll have to-""Hobby!" croaked the misshapen creature. "Fishslave!"
Suddenly, a form lunged out of the darkness into the sickly green glow. "One of the Brain Peeler's soldiers!" cried Kallyat. Roll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
CURRENT LOCATION:Level 2Antechamber in front of the large doors
CURRENT PARTY MAKEUP
Rolled 10 (1d12)>>4245439Doesn't seem like it'd be very smart. Have Kallyat lure it forward into the middle of our party and then chop it up 5 to 1!Also due to living in cursed EU time, I'm gonna miss the whole session just like every other quest haha. Shit sucks. I don't make most of your quests, but I love how inventive your lego stories are OP.
Kallyat took a step backward, then another. "Lead it into the center," she said, "and we can slay it!""Wait!" cried Auralie. "Look at its robes!"
"The wizard!" gasped Kallyat."Master!" croaked Hobby."Khhhh..." hissed the fishslave, as it attempted to articulate its once-human speech. "Khhhhilll... khhhilll mmmeeeeeeee..."
"Khhhh..." the thing rasped. "Khhhannott... ssssstand... thisss...""But-" Gwyn sputtered, while behind her Hobby lept in agitation from one peg to the other. "Khhhhilll-" rasped the thing again."I cannot-" cried Gwyn, and shrank back.
Suddenly, the rasping breath was halted, for Marden had driven the Sword of Glory into the thing.
"Master!" croaked Hobby again, as the thing sagged."Khhhhaaaap," the thing rasped. "Fihhhhhhnd...ihhhhht...tahhhhhhke...ihhhht..."
"What did it- what did he say at the end?" Auralie ventured. "His cap," Gwyn replied. "He must have lost it somewhere.""Hobby find," croaked the malformed creature."It could be dangerous-" Marden began, when Hobby's words cut him short."Hobby fight.">Find the wizard's cap>Go with the creature to the crypt>Go downstairs to the crypt yourselves>Attack the spirits Pestia and Leprosa>Go upstairs and talk to the tavern patronsRoll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 7 (1d12)>>4245651Hobby's a good lad.>Find the wizard's capDoes Hobby know where to find it, I wonder? If not, let's start with this floor.Also gotta sleep now, but good luck with the rest of the session!
Rolled 7 (1d12)>>4245658Seconding this.Glad I finally got to catch one of your dungeon-crawl threads again!
Rolled 1 (1d12)>>4245682
Rolled 7 (1d12)>>4245651>Find the wizard's capCould be useful.
"Come," bid Auralie, for she felt that time was growing short, and there was still much to be done. The Nekja followed close behind. "Where are we going?" Kallyat asked."To the wizard's lair," replied Auralie. "Perhaps in his stupor he wandered to a familiar place."
But the wizard's magic had faded utterly, and the room was filled only with the glow of Kallyat's candle and the ticking of the kindle-beetle inside its glass.
Auralie did not wish to linger in the room where the body of the Perfect Man still sat, but before she had stepped beyond view of the doorway, Hobby called to her."Hobby take?" croaked the lumpish creature, and in his hand was the kindle-beetle's jar."It may not fit inside your basket, but it would be kind not to leave it captive with no caretaker," agreed the Unicorn Knight.
With that, the party moved back, toward the black portal of the stairwell. They crept down slowly, for it was here that Auralie and Kallyat had been overwhelmed, first by the bloodthirsty cherubs, and next by the minions of the Brain Peeler.But only silence greeted Auralie as she peered about from the landing into the catacombs."If those cherubs are here, they must be hiding," the Unicorn Knight proclaimed at last, and nodded for the others to follow.
No fishslave barred their way as they stepped within the murky caverns of the Brain Peeler, yet Auralie found herself ill at ease."So quiet," remarked the Unicorn Knight, glancing from stone to wet stone. "This place slithered with unwholesome life when last I was here, yet now-""Perhaps the beasts of the Brain Peeler fled along with it," Kallyat ventured.
"Perhaps," Auralie agreed, then paused and raised her sword. Behind her, the Nekja raised her candle."What is it?" asked Kallyat. "I thought I heard something," said Auralie, and stood motionless.
"I don't hear anything," Kallyat whispered.The Unicorn Knight stood a moment longer, then resumed her stride. "It must have been the water."
As they passed, a sparkle caught the Nekja's eye, and when she lifted her candle she saw in the darkness beyond the unmistakable shape of the wizard's cap.Kallyat smiled and waded into the murky water. "That was-"
"-simple?"The word fell flat in Kallyat's throat, for as the wizard's cap rose up out of the water above her...
...a terrible toothy shaped writhed forward into the candle's glow!Roll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 7 (1d12)>>4247299Let's perform some dentistry on this beast with our sword!
Kallyat raised her blade. "Something the Brain Peeler left behind. You should've left with it!"
Yet as she swung, the beast darted forward, catching her blade with its beaklike jaws. Kallyat found herself engaged in a tugging match to free the weapon from its grasp. The thing's size belied its strength. She began to be drawn closer to its writhing limbs.
It was not Kallyat's will that freed her blade from the creature's maw, but the thing's tail-tentacle, which thrashed up through the water to batter the Nekja. Kallyat's breath was knocked from her as she was cast into the murky water.
The thing's face then began to split open, and for a moment Kallyat thought that she had wounded it, but then it began to disgorge its own mandibles, forcing the glistening daggers out farther and farther. The Nekja could only watch, unsure of what she was seeing...
...then with a shudder, the thing's maw prolapsed once more, and from it emerged a quivering tube, a mosquito's needle bloated to prodigious size.And the thing's eye turned to Kallyat.>Call for help>Fight it yourself>Run away>Something elseRoll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 5 (1d12)>>4247708Fight it yourself
Rolled 8 (1d12)>>4247708>Fight it yourselfStab the fleshy tube part? Or the eye.
As Kallyat crouched and raised her candle, the thing seemed to draw back. "Afraid of the fire?" she asked, and pressed forward. Confident, she failed to see one of the beast's limbs slipped silently from beneath the water at her back.
"I'll put this blade through your eye, and leave you to- aah!"A trap! Kallyat could do nothing but helplessly let her sword fall from her hand, and the candle as well, for thick vine-like appendages encircled her tightly.
The boneless limbs wrenched her head about, and the veils were pulled from her face. Kallyat grasped for her blade lying in the muck below, but constricted as she was, she could hardly draw breath to cry for help...
...but in an instant, she could no longer do even that, for a viney limb slithered around her face and began to smother her.Roll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 2 (1d12)>>4248300Stab
Rolled 5 (1d12)>>4248300Bite the tentacle or find some other way to escape its grasp. Failing that, cry out for help.
The thing's tentacles slithered and flexed, crushingly so, and what little air Kallyat held in her breast was forced into her mouth. Her gaze began to waver as she futilely grasped for her absent blade, but it lied in the shallow murky water beyond the reach of her straining hand.
Suddenly the hold upon her was loosened, and the Nekja reflexively drew in a thankful gasp, for her lungs were aflame.
Yet before she could make to cry out, the thing pressed its prolapsed face against her cheek, roughly questing about for purchase, and Kallyat found that she dared not open her mouth!Roll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 10 (1d12)>>4249859Kick it’s body and struggle to fight it off!
The grotesque beast of the Brain Peeler found at last Kallyat's lips, and, its desire spurred, the thing tilted back slightly, to more readily invade its helpless prey.Yet the Nekja, though comparable to a human in form, was not human. What little room the beast's shift gave her was slight, too slight for anyone but her to maneuver within, but she was flexile, willowy, and it was more than she needed.
In the instant before the thing struck, Kallyat's leg snapped upward, an angle no human could hope to match. Her foot smashed against the proboscis, and the beast reeled back with a spasm of pain.
Kallyat alighted nimbly with one foot into the murky water, her blade in easy reach-
-yet instead of its handle her fingers instead flew to her own face, and she quickly drew her veils about her.
"I was wonderin' where you were," came a voice at her back."You should have seen me a moment ago," Kallyat replied, for Marden had joined the fray.
The thing flared up, twitching and flailing, instinc tearing it between attacking the prey and fleeing into the dark nether."It's got the wizard's cap!" Kallyat cried."I see-""We can't let it get away!" she hissed. "If it flees into the realm of the Brain Peeler..."Roll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>4250138Flank him and fight. Warn Marden about those tentacles though.
Rolled 6 (1d12)>>4250142Maybe a d12 will roll better than a d10
Rolled 10 (1d12)>>4250142>>4250138Didn’t catch that I rolled the wrong die, my bad! Thanks >>4250158
Rolled 9 (1d12)>>4250138
Rolled 11 (1d12)
Marden turned his eye toward Kallyat, who seemed to flee from empty air. "What-?""The beast has a long reach!" cried the Nekja, and unseen to both of them one of the thing's limbs emerged from the water at Marden's back. "We need to fla-"
With a crack like thunder, the thick-scaled man was knocked aside, and his weapons slipped from his hands as he reeled.
The beast was eager to steal away with its stunned prey, yet its attention was suddenly drawn to a light at the edge of its vision.
"That's right," cried the Nekja, as she leapt into the air toward the beast. "Face me!"
"Makes my job easier!" shouted Marden as he threw himself upon the beast's back and sliced its dorsal tentacle. A jet of blood accompanied the thing's shriek as the severed limb attached to the wizard's cap flew loose, spasming as it did.
Defeated, wounded, and outnumbered, the thing fled quivering into the shadows. As Kallyat held up her candle to watch its fleeing bulk, Marden held the wizard's cap high in the light. "All that for a piece of cloth!" he laughed.
Footfalls in the murky water drew the pair's attention, and an instant later Auralie rounded the rocky wall, with Gwyn and Hobby in tow."We heard the sound of battle!" cried the Unicorn Knight. "Are you injured?""It was nothing we couldn't handle," Kallyat replied."Cap!" croaked Hobby.>Give the cap to Gwyn>Give the cap to Hobby>Give it to someone elseRoll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 3 (1d12)>>4252008>Give the cap to Hobby
Rolled 11 (1d12)>>4252102>Give the cap to Hobby
>>4252115Our dice are on fire today!!
Rolled 2 (1d12)>>4252008Supporting >>4252115 because good rolls.
"I think Hobby should wear the cap!" Marden laughed, and deposited the cap upon the misshapen thing's head."What?" Gwyn cried."Hobby!" croaked the creature.
Kallyat held her candle high and peered at Hobby. "He doesn't seem any different.""Do you feel any differently, Hobby?" asked the Unicorn Knight."Hobby!" agreed the lumpen thing.
"If only that cap could make us a meal," mused Kallyat. "I'm famished."
No sooner had Kallyat's words passed her lips that a patch of murky water began to boil. Gwyn launched herself into the air with a flap and a startled cry, and Marden raised his blades.
"Careful!" said Auralie, as a pinkish shape began to emerge from beneath. "It could be anything!"
Yet what emerged was the head of a simple beast of the field that continued to rise improbably from the watery ground.
"Is that... a bacow?" asked Marden, more to himself than anyone."It looks like it-" Kallyat agreed, and marveled at the sight."It's perfect!" exclaimed Gwyn.
"Hobby, with what did you make that bacow?" she questioned, for of all those present, Gwyn knew the most of the strange arts.But Hobby's answer was as simple as it was quick."Water!" he croaked.
"I don't care where it came from," Kallyat said. "It looks delicious!""I wouldn't mind a meal before we have to deal with those spirits," Marden agreed. "Let's take it up to our room and we can build a proper fire-"Yet though the other two could not contain their delight, Auralie found herself ill at ease.
"-we can make a nice roast-""-probably sell some cuts to Garkeep-"
"Look out!" Auralie cried, for the bacow's bulging eye suddenly swam with blood."Huh?" asked Marden.
Before Auralie could respond, the bacow's eye suddenly burst, and from it sprang a terrible gnashing thing, a rope of intestine given teeth and claws.Roll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 6 (1d12)>>4254022Sever the intestines from the roots
>>4254069I meant organ. I was thinking intestine cause those look like intestines.
Rolled 12 (1d12)>>4254069
Anchored by the weight of the bacow, the snapping thing smashed itself across Auralie's guard, and her shield was battered out of her grip to tumble across the swampy cavern.
"Auralie!" shouted Kallyat."Watch out!" Marden called.
Bereft of her shield, Auralie took up a pose and held her sword out, aimed at the creature.The thing slashed and gnashed, but still she held her repose, for the Unicorn Knight had seen that there was but one way for her to defeat this terror.
As the thing raised itself to strike the killing blow, Auralie lunged forward, and the tip of her blade sliced through the root at the very edge of the bacow's absent eye. The strike was precise, perfect, and the thing let out an ear-piercing shriek as it tumbled free of its host.
Again the thing shrieked, for the Unicorn Knight drove her blade through it, over and over, until its twitching frame began to still.
Her shield retrieved, Auralie turned and found herself incredulous, for Marden and Kallyat were again debating the meal they might make of the bacow."Look, there's just a little bit left inside," Marden said. "I can pull it out, see?""It'd be a shame to let all this just go to waste," Kallyat agreed. "You said you could roast it?">Feast on the bacow>Leave it and go back upstairs>Something elseRoll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 5 (1d12)>>4254160If roll > 9, feast on the bacow.If roll < 9, go back; as the bacow could possibly have some bad residue on it.
>>4254166Hedging your bets is not allowed!
Rolled 5 (1d12)>>4254160I say we might as well eat it. Could be a long time before the next opportunity to fill their bellies.
>>4254166Then lets eat the bacow. Could have some magic residue but food's food.
Rolled 96 (1d100)>>4254237>Eat the bacow
Rolled 2 (1d12)>>4254239D100 out of habit. Whoops.But that’s 11.52 out of 12...
>>4254241FRIG WE GONNA DIE OF MAD BACOW DISEASE!!!
Rolled 12 (1d12)>>4254160>Leave it and go back upstairsNah that's some weird parasite stuff.
>>4254342>>4254243Why not eat both? I'm sure they can be made into something scrumptious...
"How are we going to get it upstairs?" asked Kallyat as she held her candle up to examine the corpse of the created beast. "Carry it?""Hey, I'm strong, but I'm not that strong," Marden replied. "Maybe if we use your rope and drag it-"
"Hobby help!" croaked the misshapen creature as he grabbed hold of the bacow with his ape-like arms."I suppose the two of us could carry it," Marden agreed.
Before Marden could move, Hobby again insisted "Hobby help!", and with ease the malformed thing lifted the bacow over one shoulder and began to limp his way back toward the catacombs."Even better!" laughed Marden. "I can't wait to taste it!"
"Can you really do as you say?" Auralie asked, once they were again assembled in the relative safety of the locked room."Sure, I used to do this all the time!" Marden boasted. "Here, watch!"
Marden took a deep breath and held his bare hand against his mouth, and blew."Hhhhhhhhhwwwwwhhhhhh...," he exhaled, and began to cough.
Kallyat leaned forward. "Well?""I"m just a little out of practice!" Marden insisted. "This time I'll do it."
"HHHHHHHHHWWWWWWHHHHhhhhh-"As Marden blew, a gout of flame billowed from his mouth, illuminating his face in brilliant light.
Marden ate the bacow!Marden felt better than he had ever felt before!
Then he vomited.
Kallyat ate the bacow!Kallyat felt better than she had ever felt before!
Then she vomited.
Auralie did not eat any of the bacow.Auralie gained +1 Wisdom!
"We must be on our way as soon as you are able," the Unicorn Knight said graciously to the sprawled and moaning pair. "With Pestia and Leprosa as his muses, the alchemist Nerdry may finish his poison at any moment. If he does, we will all be doomed.""What about that servant?" asked Gwyn, for she had waited to see if the bacow had truly been edible. "The one in the charnel house. He may be of use if we must confront the spirits directly.""That... creature... said he would only relinquish his hold upon his servant if we accompanied him to the catacombs below," Auralie replied. "And if we would stand with him against the other like him which dwells down there." "Hobby!" croaked the lumpen creature in the corner.>Go attack the spirits Pestia and Leprosa>Go talk to the creature in the charnel house>Go explore the lower level>Ask Gwyn to read the cards>Something elseRoll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Just realized the map hadn't been fully updatedThird time's the charm
Rolled 1 (1d12)>>4255755Let us see what the cards foretell. Might even get something useful hopefully...
>>4255755Pestia and Leprosa let’s go!!!
Rolled 8 (1d12)>>4255937
>>4255935Well, perhaps it might be better to do the opposite of what they say.
Rolled 11 (1d12)>>4255935Seconding the cards. Nothing like a little metafictional insight to steer us in a potentially terrible new direction.>>4254022This is brilliant!
Auralie looked at the others, then again at Gwyn. "It seems we might need to wait a moment," agreed the Unicorn Knight. "Kallyat-"At this, the Nekja groaned."Kallyat said that you had read the cards above her," Auralie said in a low voice. "Would you read them now for me?"
"I would," Gwyn nodded, and a chest slid down the wall to meet her hand. From it she drew her deck of cards.
The witch shuffled, and turned a card, and Auralie felt a sense like frozen barbs creeping 'round her breast.
For the first card Gwyn turned was a skull-faced woman."Death."The manner in which Gwyn spoke was unfamiliar, and the Unicorn Knight saw her eyes were half-closed.
The second card was drawn."The Knight, inverted," Gwyn said in a faraway voice. "Faltering before the completion of one's quest."
"Stop-" Auralie said, but the third card had already been drawn."The Sacrifice." On the card she held was a weathered old warrior, stabbed by a knife, while his own blade lay at his feet.
"Enough!" Auralie cried, and began to rise. "I have seen enough of your cards!""Once begun, these things cannot be interrupted," said Gwyn in a languid voice, as though coming out of a dream. "Your cards hold nothing for me," insisted the Unicorn Knight. "Our way is clear - we must confront Pestia and Leprosa immediately, and stop their wicked tutelage before Nerdry completes his work!">Finish the card reading>Go attack Pestia and Leprosa>Consult the other party members for advice>Something elseRoll a d12 and link to this post, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 6 (1d12)>>4256917Might as well finish the card reading. Any clue on what is to come is better then nothing, although hopefully something useful pops up this time.
Rolled 8 (1d12)>>4256917>Finish the card readingWe must exercise temperance, as is expected of a Unicorn Knight.
Sorry for the lag in updates; it's been a busy weekend in the /lg/! I should have something up either tonight or tomorrow.
But the red-skinned woman merely paused for a moment, eyes half-closed, then repeated her words. "Once begun, these things cannot be interrupted."
The fourth card was drawn. Gwyn did not look at it, but nevertheless spoke its name. "The Maiden. She represents innocence. Vulnerability. The promise of the future."
Without waiting, Gwyn turned the final card. "Prosperity," she said. The others had gathered around them, and saw the depiction of a man laden with gold. "Perhaps material wealth, perhaps something else."
"I may have spoken in haste," Auralie replied. "It may come to pass that your cards have shown us a hidden truth. Yet we cannot rely on the cards alone to halt the threat of Pestia and Leprosa."
"The merchant above us had an empty Eternal Lamp," said Kallyat, and shrugged. "It might have been able to hold them. It's too bad we don't have any money-"
Marden laughed and stepped away from the chest upon which he had been leaning. "If it's prosperity you want, how about this?" he asked, and opened the lid. "Marden, no!" cried Gwyn, but the chest was already unsealed. Inside, the warm gleam of gold lit their faces. "No use hoarding it if we won't live to see tomorrow!" he grinned.>Go talk to the merchant>Storm the lair of Pestia and Leprosa>Go talk to the creature in the charnel house>Something elseRoll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 10 (1d12)>>4264771The cards have spoken! Let us have a friendly chat with the merchant.
Rolled 11 (1d12)>>4264771Supporting >>4264948
"Pity my purse, for these treasures remain unsold," bemoaned the merchant, as he placed the bottle of Cabezan oil into his bag. "And I must purchase the service of yet another alchemist as well! One who isn't foolish enough to go into a dungeon!"
"Tarry, merchant," called Auralie, as she entered the tavern. Behind her, Hobby carried the chest of gold as though it were but a sack of grain. "I would buy your eternal lamp, if it is still yours to sell."The merchant laughed. "A fortunate night for us both, dear traveler!"
"Here it is," said the merchant, and plucked it from his bag. "And for this treasure, I ask only-"Marden opened the chest, yet the Unicorn Knight turned away.
Near the stairwell, the merchant's golden-haired chansonnier stood unhappily, and as Auralie watched, the other woman turned aside and wiped a tear from one eye.
Auralie doffed her helm and placed a hand on the other's shoulder."Why do you weep?" she asked the chansonnier.
The chansonnier wiped her cheek once more. "It is Nerdry for whom I weep! He is surely lost forever, and-""Yes?" beckoned Auralie."And- and I never told him I loved him!" whispered the chansonnier.
Suddenly, the blonde woman turned and cast an accusatory finger at the three roguish men in the near corner of the tavern. "If it hadn't been for them and their tales of riches!" she cried. "Their friend lured poor Nerdry down into the dungeons!"
"We told Dalton not to risk it!" growled the first."We told him he'd never find the deepflower!" agreed the second."It's that alchemist who convinced him to go down there!" added the third.
Auralie found her understanding of events changed greatly, for the merchant's chansonnier still held a secret love for the same man who had been so utterly corrupted by the evil spirits Pestia and Leprosa.Any further interrogation was halted, for the Unicorn Knight's attention was again drawn to her friends Marden and Kallyat. In their hands were held not just the eternal lamp, but the bottle of roiling Cabezan oil and the mysterious sealed urn as well."And still a little gold left over!" laughed Marden.>Buy the chansonnier too>Storm the lair of Pestia and Leprosa>Go talk to the creature in the charnel house>Something elseRoll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
>>4256909>Death looks like the US presidentNice touch.
Rolled 11 (1d12)>>4265257Might as well use up the spare change. Perhaps the chansonnier might prove useful in the near future.
An actual live Lego Quest thread? Nice, I haven't seen one of those in a while!
"How wrong I was to fear for my purse this day!" said the merchant to himself. The chansonnier stood near the stairwell as the guards gripped the handles of the heavy chest. Before they could begin to lift it, Auralie beckoned them to pause. "Wait a moment, if you would," she said to the merchant. "There is still one more thing I wish to buy.""But what?" the merchant asked. "Dear traveler, I have already given you all that I have to sell!"
"There is one more thing," said the Unicorn Knight, and motioned to the chansonnier."Her?" the merchant exclaimed.
The merchant stroked his beard and contemplated. Finally, he spoke."Her playing has been off ever since Nerdry went into the dungeon... I suppose with this gold I can find another chansonnier along with an alchemist. Very well," he said, and motioned to his guards.
"Farewell, dear travelers!" called the merchant. His rug had disappeared into his bag. With a wave, he turned and began to climb the stairs.
"I am Auralie," said the Unicorn Knight to the chansonnier. "This is Kallyat-"At this Kallyat gave a slight nod from behind her veils."Hobby-""Hobby!" croaked the malformed creature."Gwyn-""This had better work," the red-skinned woman said with a flap of her wings."-and Marden.""And what's your name?" Marden asked the blonde woman.
The chansonnier bowed to each of them. "I am Ilda of Ahn," she replied in a soft voice. "Thank you for purchasing me. I will do my best to play for you-"
"I purchased you in order to free you," Auralie said. "Nerdry has been corrupted by a pair of evil spirits-"At this Ilda gasped. "We must save him!" she cried. "What shall we do?""We must confront the spirits," Auralie said, "if there is any hope of stopping them before Nerdry finishes his dark work, and perhaps he may be saved as well, with your help."
"What are we waiting for?" Ilda demanded. "Take me to him, I beg you!">Storm the lair of Pestia and Leprosa>Go talk to the creature in the charnel house first>Something elseRoll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 12 (1d12)>>4266650We are probably as prepared as we are going to be. Time to deal with Pestia & Leprosa once and for all.
>>4266650Seconding this >>4266946
>>4266946Let's go for it!
I'm currently working on an update but I can't promise it will be ready tonight. However, I CAN provide this corrected and updated equipment list.
>>4268585No rush. We are confident that the next encounter would (probably) go well.
>>4271463Thanks for the kind words, anon. I had a lot of plans for how to cap this episode but unfortunately real life kicked my butt for the past couple weeks and my brain feels like it's completely calcified, so I'm probably going to close the thread here (also we're on page 9 at the moment).Next episode will take the most recent roll into account.Thank you to everyone for playing so far, and let's get at those Easter eggs and miscellania >>4249856>Catgirl ninja imperiled by tentacle monsterWasn't really thinking of this until about halfway through the fight>>4250138I love it when some weird out-of-production piece works perfectly. I tried looking this up using keywords like pin, etc. but turns out cracklink lists it as "Helicopter Rotor Holder". Regardless, it worked great for a icky prolapse proboscis.>>4254022New coral piece that's shown up in a few Friends and City diver sets. The instant I got it I knew I had to use it as some kind of parasitic monster that exploded out of an animal's eyesocket.>>4254020Bloodshot bacow eyeball is the candied cherry from the Lego Movie 2 ice cream guy. I really liked the white printing on it, and thought it worked much better than a plain red ball.>>4256909These cards take forever to make compared to a regular photo but they're lots of fun to do anyway. Death is Bottled Blonde from Capes>>4256911The Knight is Darwin from Deep Shaft 8>>4256914The Sacrifice is Yoren of Futuron from Assassin Quest>>4264760The Maiden is Sanda from Czekolada>>4264760Prosperity is Lord Larkridge of Cabeza from Master Shreepsman Quest>>4264771This chest has been sitting full of gold coins the entire game but nobody peeked in it>>4253997Hobby is so darn cute and I'm glad he got the cap because it looks adorable on him
If you liked this episode and want to read more, most of the previous ten years worth of Lego Quest are available on suptg along with all the images:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=lego%20questThe official Lego Quest wiki has a page for Auralie and a lot of other stuff toohttps://legoquest.fandom.com/wiki/Lego_Quest_WikiAnd if you have a Twitter account or know someone who does, you can get a tweet every time a new episode starts:@EndmanOfFuturonThanks again for playing! Next episode should hopefully be up this weekend!
>>4278167>>4278176No worries! Thanks for the game, and we shall look forward to the next episode where fun things are bound to happen.
>>4278176Thanks for running, LQ! Your quests are always a treat, and no one on /toy/ knows their Lego photography like you do. I hope you get some good rest in before the next installment!
>>4278176Thanks for running!