"Full steam ahead."The heat from your hijacked steam boat melted the ice sheet on the main deck. Under the oppressing mass of the grey clouds carrying never ending snow, your hired Fishmen loaded up coal and stolen good from the quarantined ship. Now you are ready to crash this boat in the Noble District with the surviving monkeys. These strange creature will help your alchemist friend to cure the plague that has decimated tenth of thousands. What a ride it has been, from a simple sailor to a celebrity, then back to the street as a simple butcher. After the plague hit the City you befriended a Witch, a Mermaid, kidnapped a Vestal, helped some orphans, dealt with the knife-ears occupation force... Alfonso Barbatti, a name this City they will remember!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOrE2Qr1FMUThe waves crash against the metal hull. You can see the flames rising from the Elven Embassy you just left. But even that is nothing compared to the thick column of smoke rising from your ship, you pass by the burning building with great contempt, holding the helm. The Fishmen prepared your departure too fast for the Elven Commando to react. Your giant paddles emulate the drizzle preceding giant storms. A catastrophe you are about to rain down on the Noble District. You tighten your grip on the helm as the shore keeps growing, invading your field of vision.As if trying to fit the whole district in the reflection of your iris, you stare wide-eyed on the villas sleeping under their snow blanket. The monkeys are screaming, they animal instinct telling them something terrible is going to happen. The Citadel, only a few miles away is in high alert, but with their Coastal Battery destroyed they were unable to stop you. You crash the boat at maximum speed. The stem rises over the dock, stay suspended in balance and falls down suddenly.Congratulation you almost securedLoot pick 3 if you chose the small brig-1 bucket of gunpowder (10 doses)-2 barrels of rum (95L)-1 bag of wheat (50kg)-1 bag of potatoes (100)-4 monkeys-1 wounded gorilla-virtually unlimited amount of poppy, quiquina, eucalyptus, onions, citrus, chamomile, saffron, coca...What do?>run to Don Giovanni's mansion and get the help of his smuggler network (Physical)>secure the rum, wheat, potatoes and gunpowder in the underground tunnels yourself (Physical) (-20 heavy lifting)>steal a gondola and put the 4 monkeys on board before heading to the Industrial District to hide them (Mental)Inventory1 bag4 gold coins12 FMJ bullets6-shots pistol2 Flick Knives1 dagger +5 parry +5 Social1 elven dagger +5 when sneak attack1 costume for the reception +10 for whatever happens at the receptionAccuracy Artifact +10 aimingBargaining Artifact +10 bargainTravel Artefact travel time halved2 medium healing potiondragon scale talisman +10 protection against fire1 nightwalk potion2 hate potionphonograph trap1 small bags of sugar2 ignored potions1 speed potion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9BTsWnF02QThe PlagueIt's a multiple stages disease where a patient can relapse and progress to the next stage even if he was treated. There is an appropriate level of treatment for each stage and different type of contamination that you learned. You are researching several cures, all leading to a dungeon where you will have to fight with the three main faction that have overtaken the City during the Quarantine. The Inquisition from the Church of Sol, zealots, fanatics, pyromancers... burning everything related to Arcane Magic or Science, confiscating Mystical and Iceburst Stones. The Elven Commandos, benevolent benefactors turning into a foreign occupation force, archers and elementalists you should never let ambush you. The Militia, corrupted ex-sailor using stilts, pikes and rifles, treating people like cattle and Demihumans like possessions.The CatacombsWith the help of a Witch, you hope to find their entrance in the Cemetary. The place is currently investigated by the Inquisition, it's only a matter of time before they find the Temple of Charon. The Dark Miracle, you hope to perform there, grants the ability to remove any targeted lifeforms. You learned about it thanks to the Hammer of the Witches ( https://pastebin.com/wgWFSXFj ). Expect to fight pyromancer and zealots with the same life regenerating/pain numbing abilities as the ones you developed with Sol's Divine Magic.The DeepThe Mermaid told you that a Kraken has laid its nest in their underwater caves. With the help of an Apothecary and a Savant she hoped to build a submarine to fight the creature and pay her partners with a miraculous algae supposed to be a hundred time more effective than healing potions. Sadly, you only have two days to contact the savant who has been sold to the Dwarves by the Elves. You also stole documents that might detail the relationship between the Ambassador and an Undine. The RuinsNow that you have secured the test subjects for your Alchemist friend, he will be able to create a serum by infecting them with Stage Three of the disease and treating their injury until they develop an immunity. You still have to find a place where he will not attract attention and most importantly, find the Philosophal Stone. Hidden on a secret island, this treasured artefact as well as the Demihuman-loving Alchemist are of high interest to the tyrannical Doge of the City.Previous Threads :http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=The%20Quarantine%20of%20a%20Harbor%20CityPrevious Quests :http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=The%20Fall%20of%20a%20Dwarven%20Fortress
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>>4302874>>run to Don Giovanni's mansion and get the help of his smuggler network (Physical)Off to a good start. Lets get things rolling. The Militia will be at the scene soon. Best to get our haul secured before they have the chance to investigate, however I seemingly am the only one around, and I don't trust the dice. Likely just Militia will show here, and the only thing that would be at any real risk of being taken immediately would probably be the gunpowder or rum. We're sure as shit not going to be able to run while pushing a couple barrels, but we could at least move the bucket of gunpowder to the tunnels. Doubt the Militia would put the animals to death immediately, but they may try to loot. Potentially. As for other looters, I'm not really concerned with them. This is the Noble District, there shouldn't be many people like that here. And it's past curfew, as well as the recent order to stay indoors.
>>4302874>secure the rum, wheat, potatoes and gunpowder in the underground tunnels yourself (Physical) (-20 heavy lifting)
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>4302912>>430292930 minutes before using tie breaker
Current statsPhysical 60Mental 45Social 50>>4302912>>4302929>>4302988roll 1d100, must be under 60
Rolled 72 (1d100)>>4302999
Rolled 44 (1d100)>>4302999
Rolled 61 (1d100)>>4302999
Rolled 53 (1d100)>>4302999
>>4303005>>4303007>>4303013>>4303018>>4303019>rolled 44Using a rope hanging from a great mast's pulley, you land carefully on the rubbles what was once a fine promenade along the shore. The windows are lighting up but nobody dares to go outside past the curfew and with the self-quarantine order. It takes half an hour to get to Don Giovanni's Mansion, leaving a visible trail in the snow behind you. Over the balcony, the billionaire/philanthropic/inventor/mafioso is smiling from ear to ear watching the incident despite your recent betrayal. It's almost a desperate smirk knowing his fate will be decided tonight with the reelection. He understands the situation and rush back inside.You are still panting when Raphaella, his newly acquired Demihuman maid, startles you. She has this ability of getting behind people's back without being noticed, especially by night."A-Are you alright Alfonso?" she worries"You... You made it... You made it to his mansion... I'm... glad" you try to breath"Take your time. Come inside, I will make some tea and wake up Bernardo.""There's no time!"Brushing aside her proposal to recover and talk with the man who requested the monkeys, the famous Dottore Bernardo Pastori, you hear footsteps creaking in the snow behind you."Signore, Barbatti. We're here to help."It's Don Giovanni's smugglers. They are all equipped with their Mystical Stones Parachute. These short men, almost Dwarf-like, can jump from high position and delay they fall thanks to a levitation device. With the right impulsion, they can travel great distance. However, several questions arise. They can probably stash the loot in the tunnels but what about the monkeys? and the gorilla? These animal will male noise and attract the Militia. And there is nothing to restrain the gorilla once he wakes up, if he wakes up.About the monkeys>tell them to steal a speed gondola for you and go hide them in the Industrial District (Mental) (-20 manoeuvring a speed boat fast enough)>they can hide the caged monkeys in the Dead Zone in the meantime, nobody goes there>hide them in the tunnels and just like you did with the gorilla, hit the monkeys until they fall unconscious, you can heal them later with potions>write-in (write-in are always available but I may or may not choose them)About the gorilla>four smugglers use their device at full power to carry the beast to a tunnel, leaving behind one of the heaviest loot (barrel of rum, bag of wheat, bag of potatoes)>you will hide the beast yourself in the tunnels (-30 super heavy lifting)>don't bother, leave him>amputate the animal to make it lighter and have him accompany the monkeys, you will heal it later with potions (Physical) (-10 to do it fast enough +5 because butcher)How much of the plants they should save?>[default]equal amount of poppy, quiquina, eucalyptus, söy, citrus, chamomile, saffron, coca>not this plant and more of this plant, write-in
>>4303040>>4303040>they can hide the caged monkeys in the Dead Zone in the meantime, nobody goes thereHere's the thing, we acquire more health potions, we dilute them into their water. That should keep any disease in checkAbout the gorillaWhat if we use the mystical stones? in a makeshift way to help tolerate the weight. Like a extra parachute, but already turned it on, that way it isn't as heavyWould that be possible? Can Don Giovanni provide more stones for something like that?>[default]equal amount of poppy, quiquina, eucalyptus, söy, citrus, chamomile, saffron, cocaI still sad about the ambassador, we were sooooooooo close
>>4303057>Would that be possible?No. They are already using all their resources to help you. If you had collected Mystical Stones yourself before, it would have been possible.
>>4303040>>tell them to steal a speed gondola for you and go hide them in the Industrial District (Mental) (-20 manoeuvring a speed boat fast enough)I don't really have any better ideas, the dead zone option seems way too risky. The swarms of rats still roam the Dead Zone, and by now they've probably consumed most food. The monkeys are too valuable to become rat food, and I'm sure there are other risks as well. >>don't bother, leave himThe gorilla may be fucked either way due to the stab wound. While it may be a potential asset, is it really worth busting our asses for or leaving other loot behind over? And what about feeding it? We have a load of food now, but it probably will require so much extra care. We have enough ahead of us as is. >not this plant and more of this plant, write-inNo söy. I'm sure we could use it as a potion ingredient, but it's more likely that we'd just consume it or let it rot before finding a recipe. It's just proteins if I recall, and we have those in the canned meat already. Instead, save more coca.No chamomile either. We've seen how it is possible to steal it from the Hothouse. Devalued due to being less unique. Go for Saffron. >>4303057>I still sad about the ambassadorSorry about voting for otherwise. A negative 50 modifier is way too harsh. We were not really prepared. Give it some time, we'll get another chance. We could have some coca/saffron elixirs ready to go for that, and something to keep in mind for the future is that we could attempt to fight him and the other bosses using the environment rather than direct attacks to circumvent that roll penalty.
>>4303057Support. Also, yeah, sucks about the ambassador, but we still might be able to plan something. With the bucket of gunpowder we have we can easily make a bunch of bombs, we just need to figure out if we can turn them into impact grenades, or ask don Giovanni if he can make some for us. The fire at the embassy means that the ambassador should be less secure, so if we manage to sneak past the elves we might have some good opportunities at him.
>>4303057>>4303063>>4303064current results considering the option invalidated>they can hide the caged monkeys in the Dead Zone in the meantime, nobody goes there>don't bother, leave him>[default]equal amount of poppy, quiquina, eucalyptus, söy, citrus, chamomile, saffron, coca
>>4303070>leaving behind valuable ingredients that we will not get the opportunity to get more of for no effort in favor of ingredients that are less valuable that we have no immediate need fori seriously hope you guys don't do this
>>4303057>>4303063>>4303064>>4303074https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJArA0J5pp4The four Aeronauts lead you to the roof of the mansion from where everyone takes graciously off in the night sky across the snow falling from the sky. The men land as feather close to the crashed boat, get busy gathering as much loot as ordered to and hide it in the tunnels. Then, carrying the caged monkeys up the mast, take a second fall toward the Dead Zone.The gorilla is left alone, in the cargo bay, still unconscious after a blood loss. There's not telling what will happen to him.Tunnels of the Noble District-1 bucket of gunpowder (10 doses)-2 barrels of rum (95L)-1 bag of wheat (50kg)-1 bag of potatoes (100)-10 poppy, 10 quiquina, 10 eucalyptus, 10 söy, 10 citrus, 10 chamomile, 10 saffron, 10cocaClocktower in the Dead Zone-4 monkeysThe Militia has invaded the Noble District and they heading for the palce of the crash, denying you further access to your unlimited amount of plants. It's 3AM, you are soaked wet, freezing in the cold winter night.Where are you?>the Aeronauts carried you to the Dead Zone>the Aeronauts carried you to the boat for you to warm up near the engine (Mental) (-10 to escape the Militia)>you didn't leave the mansionWhere should you go?>Don Giovanni's mansion>hide in the tunnels from where you can escape to the Craftsmen District tomorrow>steal a gondola to get back home (-20 Militia searching)
>>4303063but damn, we were sort off prepared, that's why he had all the potions and the suit.>>4303070wait wait wait, Bernardo is there right? Can we ask him about the gorilla? There had to be a reason why someone would send monkeys AND a gorilla right?
>>4303090>you didn't leave the mansiona in we spent the night in don giovanni?
>>4303095I meant you watched the guys take off from the roof but did not accompany them, it's still 3AM. If you stayed, you can ask Bernardo and decide to go back to the boat (write-in option) for the gorilla, but you will be alone.
>>4303100>you didn't leave the mansionWe can ask a question to Bernardo, the monkeys, tools and the gorilla
>>4303100>you can ask Bernardo and decide to go back to the boat (write-in option) for the gorillawell damn. seems like the best option, then. probably swarming with militia now however.
>>4303090>you didn't leave the mansionTalk to Bernando, then go talk to the militia. We're still dressed in the party clothes, right? Order them to go help out the elves considering that there's been an assassination attempt on the ambassador and the embassy is currently on fire. Might be enough to set off the militia-elf war I've been wanting to instigate for a while.
>>4303101>>4303104>>4303110As you watched the smuggler take off from the balcony with Raphaella and Don Giovanni, Bernardo rushed from his room to ask about the monkeys. The man who was previously tortured by the Militia has regained some colours, in a manner of speech. His hair have grown back, even where he was burnt despite a slight decoloration."The monkeys, Alfonso!" he panics "What happened?""Four of them alive." you calmly speak"That's..."He stays silent, one finger raised under his nose like a strange incantation posture. Looks like he is making some intense calculation."enough serum for 40,000 people if we bleed them dry once they are immunized. We could farm them over a longer period of time, but the City is running out of time.""And the gorilla?""You have a gorilla?!""Yeah... I... uh... just learned about it from someone working at La Stampa.""That's 40L of blood Alfonso! We can make enough serum for 40,000 more people!"Looks like you really need that beast. But what happens to the monkeys? They will need to eat something and it's probably freezing cold atop the Clocktower. It's not merchandise you can indefinitely store, especially considering they were starving.There is now at least one Militiaman at every corner with a torch, banging at everyone's door to check for where the boat hijacker went. And they will soon be here. For the first time, you witness Don Giovanni bearing an annoyed expression, breaking his serene character."First you buy me clothes so cheap I can't show up at the Embassy, then you reveal to everyone that my butler was the Organ Harvester and now you lead the Militia straight to me." the noble stares coldly at you"But I didn't..." you try to explain yourself"Men don't apologize, Alfonso. They act. I will keep my share of the deal, though. You can keep the 50 gold coins I gave you, but should I really expect you to be my bodyguard at the College session?"Where should you go?>Don Giovanni's mansion>hide in the tunnels from where you can escape to the Craftsmen District tomorrow>steal a gondola to get back home (Mental) (-20 Militia searching)>back to the steam boat (Mental) (-30 Militia on board)>back to the steam boat after drinking an ignored potion
>>4303116Could we get the militia off our back by telling them about the embassy fire? The doge is there after all, and it would be a terrible shame if the militia was looking for some idiot in a boat instead of protecting the guy who pays their salary...
>>4303127if enough support
>>4303116reassure Don Giovanni that we will be there, and then tell him how come we went to the embassy dressed in similar party outfit but he didn't.>>4303127support on that, but not that direct, something like.. is that smoke over there? What are all these light at the embassy, I can see it from the balcony>back to the steam boat after drinking an ignored potionwe need that monke
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>4303127>giving up on the stealth options?>>4303132>drink an ignored potion10 minutes before tie breaker
>>4303134So we are telling the militia about the fire, right?
>>4303138I have certain doubts about telling them of the fire, but then again its not like they are gonna teleport themselves and stop it in time. By the time they know its gonna be huge to deal with.. let's hope the Ambassador lets the building burn
>>4303150I don't see any real downsides to it, besides maybe having to do a speech check. And while they might not get there in time, it'll certainly put them off our case and perhaps even create more tension between the militia and the elves.
>>4303136>>4303150>>4303154"I will be there, Don GIovanni" you reassure him "That's the least I expect from a man." he answer, distant"But how come you didn't go there? I also bought myself a two gold coin costume."He frowns his eyebrows in disbelief, dumb fooled by your lack of common sense. He is a Don, a descendant of a previous Doge and his is running as a candidate to replace him and restore the College. You notice that even his pyjama is more expensive than what you are wearing, probably made from the same black silk as Francesca's dress."I will be back." you say before drinking the ignored potionEverybody forgets about your presence, as if you were never here. Only Raphaella's racoon ears twitch with your footsteps echoing in the reception hall of the mansion. The snow keeps falling from the sky, making your trip back to the boat difficult. As you get closer to your destination, more Militiamen gather on the trail you left behind. They wonder why they didn't notice those footsteps earlier.You manage to get back on board, still frozen to the bone, your throat soar of all the phlegm you built to face the cold and your intestine painful of the cold assault. Even worse, it seems the Militia is now encircling the boat."There's someone invisible here!" one shoutsIn the distance, you can see the Ducal Palace is all it. The Doge as safely regained his place and also, the fire at the Embassy has ended with many boats leaving. Six Militiamen are swinging their halberd on the deck, probing for invisible enemies.What do?>heal the gorilla with a potion and let them fight>get near the engine to heat up>six men, six shot, one pistol and with your ignored potion you have all the time you need to aim (roll free)
we can see the palace from the distance, they definitely going to hear the shots.. even more, if we drop six of them.>>4303158can we roll for stealth? keeping quiet holding our breath
>>4303166>stealthSure, to do what? They have each other in they line of sight. You also have 4 knives to throw at them (Mental)
>>4303171I want to grab one of the halberds and see if we can pull it quickly from one of them, then throw it like a spear.After that we can rain them with knives
>>4303176sure, if enough support
>>4303176That still leaves us with one guard left though. Could we still pretend to be a noble and try and get aboard? Maybe pretend we own the ship?
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>4303176>>430318410 minutes before tie breaker
>>4303194Throw the knives at them. Fucking stab the other 2
Rolled 2 (1d3)>>4303176>grab halberd, use it against the wielder, throw it like a spear and then throw knives roll free + 1 Physical roll + 4 Mental roll>>4303184>emerge from the cabin and pretend to be the owner (you are already on board)>>4303197>throw 3 knives and stab the 3 others with the remaining one 3 roll free + 3 Mental roll10 minutes before tie breaker
>>4303205Damn 1 phy plus 3 mental?>>4303197I can support this and say sorry, gigolo services are not available at this hour
>>43032131 phy plus 4 mental*
>>4303184>>4303197>>4303213roll 3d100, must be under 35, 30, 25 (45 -5 enemy is close -5 they will be on guard after you throw the knives and -5/roll with increasing difficulty)
Rolled 23, 39, 10 = 72 (3d100)>>4303223
Rolled 95, 52, 83 = 230 (3d100)>>4303223
Rolled 63, 69, 100 = 232 (3d100)>>4303223
>>4303233Constantly rolling 100 and 90, wtf.. Atleast
Rolled 47, 100, 35 = 182 (3d100)>>4303223
Rolled 96, 78, 35 = 209 (3d100)>>4303223Nat time
>>4303233>>4303237>2 100s within 12 rollscursedReminder that we had good rolls back when we were with Charon.Since we lost our Charon alignment, we have hit around 7-8 100s. Sol doesn't look out for us like Big C did. Inner Strength/Warmth is a fucking rip off if this is the price.
>>4303225>>4303228>>4303233>>4303237>>4303241You throw your flick knife, meticulously adjusting your hit, sometime only a few steps away from your target's neck. Using this potion really proved useful. In the span of ten seconds, two are down and they have still no idea where it came from. Ending this serie with the Elven dagger, you raise your score to three down.Now only armed with the dagger, you avoid a halberd slash from a panicked pikeman. Bulging eyes, trembling hands, he probably never experienced such fear. What could have killed his comrade? Why does he have to inspect a ship past midnight? He was probably sleeping at the Arsenal an hour ago and the next he falls on this deck, dead.You retrieve the dagger, sending an arc of blood in the air which makes another pikeman screams in horror and swing his halberd. You barely avoid the razor sharp weapon, feeling a breath of fresh air on your belly and plunge the dagger in his throat. >stealth killing spree+10 Charon's alignment-10 Sol's alignmentHappy with this carnage, you can't contain a slight giggle of hysteria. You killed them. So many. And they were not even aware of your presence. Bringing a hand to your belly to contain your laugh you notice some blood. Your second target actually managed to deliver a blow, cutting open your stomach. A pool of blood is starting to form around you and the last pikeman, startled by your giggle, is starting to smash randomly on the deck to hit the invisible enemy."UUUUUUUUUUUUUUHOOOOO" he panicstemporary -10 from the painWhat do?>use your six-shots on the last remaining pikeman on the deck before he smash you (Mental) (-30 near death situation)>toss the phonograph trap (Physical) (-10 from the pain -30 near death situation)>drink healing potion and face his next direct hit (more options) (dodge, shoot, parry)[unavailable]'Inner Strength' +10 strength by injury and do not feel pain, only slowed down physically by your injuries, cost 1 miracle[unavailable]'Warmth', heal minor injuries and do not feel cold, cost 2 miracles
Separate post for soundtrack because -20 due to weeb to QMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sak8C3poI2Y
>>4303254>>drink healing potion and face his next direct hit (more options) (dodge, shoot, parry)He has no idea where we are exactly. We can drink the potion, and get a dodge off easy since he's just randomly striking at the deck with the halberd. He must feel pure terror. 6 men, disturbed from sleep to investigate a ship some lunatic rammed into the Noble District. Down to 1. 5 comrades, dropped by an unseen foe. No way will he be able to keep his cool. The most he has on us is due to the laugh, and the vague direction it came from. He's likely to just tire himself out in a panic.
>>4303246Spoken like a Charon heretic.. Bah Sol giveth and Sol taketh, Alfonso was never meant to hide in the shadows he fights and kills
>>4303254>Bull rush him. He should still not really know exactly where we are and can go under or to the side of his swing and force him to the ground then throttle him, assuming we don't have another knife to just slit his throat with.After we can heal up and see if there is anything worth looting. We really need to get more ignore potions and to brew an attack potion at some point for the nest time we have to muderize some fools.
>>4303254>drink healing potion and face his next direct hit (more options) (dodge, shoot, parry)Your friends are dead... Run while you fucking can
>>4303266>>4303268>>4303269Seeing him raising his halberd for a final fatal blow, you bring the red phial to your mouth. As you gulp down the liquid, this makeshift guillotine about to fall down on you appear more clearly through the glass. He has no idea where you are, but the pool of blood is a clear indication.-10 from pain removedcostume covered in bloodThe wound heals itself, sending a burning sensation in your intestines. Your throat no longer feels soar either, you probably relapsed because of the cold too. Now that you regained your mobility you have to face your opponent.Still back on the deck, what do?>dodge (Physical) (-10 heat of battle)>parry with your dagger and hold his weapon (Physical) (-10 heat of battle -10 to hold)>shoot him at point blank (no roll)
>>4303280>dodge (Physical) (-10 heat of battle)Can we toss the bottle behind him so the shattering of the glass distracts him? As we aren't bleeding any more he wont be able to use that to guess where we are following a dodge I hope. Need to finish him quickly as we can but with out a gun shot bringing more guards.
>>4303268>Alfonso was never meant to hide in the shadowsthat's where you're wrong, zealot>not disregarding Bernardo's dumbass 80k people survival route to put him to work on discovering amphetamines instead>not wanting to get the monkeys addicted to rum so they can work a hand sanitizer assembly line with the gorilla acting as the foreman >not wanting to become a cocaine-fueled stygian acolyte delving into catacombs full of undead to carve a path down to a lich so you can set up a ritual to immediately purge the infection from every living person in the city>not choosing Lady Cremosa>>4303280>>dodge (Physical) (-10 heat of battle)
>>4303285>>4303286roll 1d100, must be under 55 (60 -10 heat of battle +5 clever write-in)
Rolled 48 (1d100)>>4303287Charon bless these dice!
Rolled 22 (1d100)>>4303287
Rolled 82 (1d100)>>4303287
>>4303286So every one of your point except the last one are great. I am fully in favor of becoming a medieval magitech snow flame expy ripping and tearing our way to save the city. Also, a coca+poppy+healing potion recipe sounds like it would let us flex on the Champion of Sol. Until our heart explodes at least. And don't we need to pick up out cleaver from the smith? I bet stealing the ambassadors bow would have netted us like everything in that dwarf's shot in trade in retrospect.
>>4303288>>4303289>>4303290>rolled 22, clear successAs tempting as a roll would be in this situation, you take into consideration the pool of blood under you and how it may reveal your future position and just leap to another position. The halberd breaks some planks of the deck and quickly raise again for another strike."What's going on here?" a voice asks in your backThe Militiamen surrounding the boat, alerted by one of your victim's scream, are now on board. And they carry rifles. You managed to get out of reach of the pikeman but the situation isn't looking good and your chance of smuggling the gorilla out of here are getting slimmer by the minute.What do?>dive in the canal and get to a tunnel where your loot is>just wait near the engine with your ignored potion effect>sneak to the cargo bay and get to the gorilla>stealth stab the pikeman (Mental) (-5 enemy is close -15 accumulated awarness about an invisible enemy)>write-in (write-in are always available but I may or may not choose them)note that if you specified you wanted to keep the elven dagger you threw instead of the normal dagger you could have had a +5 to stealth kill
>>4303292Did we even give him all that we grabbed? I can't remember if we left our stuff with Lisa or ran off with it, though I don't remember going back to the dwarf either way.>>4303294>just wait near the engine with your ignored potion effectGive abother creepy laugh before moving away. 6 dead guys and an invisible enemy? The doge can't pay them enough for that.>spoilerCan we still retrieve it from the corpse?
>>4303294Well since we already lost the Elven dagger for what I think is a very dumb reason,>Wait somewhere until enough militia are around/on board that we arent going to be immediately found out by the direction our voice is coming from and try to blame the elves, citing the dagger as proof. Basically become a voice in the crowd and try and incite the militia men.Also having to specify that we arn't going to use a valuable item vs a common one where Alfonso has a reasonable expectation that it may be lost seems kinda mean. Like if he, IC had the option to use a normal dagger vs a much better quality one in that situation I dont see any reason to have him use the Elven dagger like that.Oh well.
>>4303292>Until our heart explodes at leastIt'll be a pretty sweet ride until then.> I bet stealing the ambassadors bow would have netted us like everything in that dwarf's shot in tradeHis love of rare weapons didn't even cross my mind during that vote. That's a shame. Hopefully we can get a chance to put those documents to good use. Bonus Points:Speed tastes like cat piss smells.By pioneering amphetamines in this setting, you are advocating for demihuman rights because nobles could get their fix without having to pay a catgirl prostitute to piss on them.If the catgirl prostitutes are made obsolete, there will be no demand for them, and in turn no opportunity for another organ harvester to surface.You guys DO support rights for catgirls, right?>>4303294>>write-in (write-in are always available but I may or may not choose them)>Find someplace secluded to set up the phonograph trap to lure attention away from the battle siteI want to recover the knives to have another round of throwing them at the reinforcements. If a rifleman gets a shot off, we're going to be totally swarmed here. I do not think we could get the gorilla out without dealing with every man in and around the ship.
>>4303301We got the grappling hook from him and I thought we gave him our old cleaver to fix up as well. I might be wrong though.
>>4303310>>4303308>>4303306You got enough of this. Picking up your knives while you still can, you get to the engine room where some coal is still burning. After waiting silently for an hour, crafting devious scheme to demoralize them or using the phonograph trap you are all warmed up. Emerging from a pile of coal in the engine room to put your plan to execution, you consider your options. It's 4 AM, the sun will rise in four hours, you are exhausted and six new fresh pikemen are guarding the deck, denying you access to the cargo bay.What are you going to do with that gorilla anyway. You don't even know how you are going to transport it. Is it alright? Shouldn't you feed it your last healing potion? Maybe you can close back its cage with a new lock.What d->interrupted>interrupted>interrupted"Don't leave me hanging like that." a raspy feminine voice taunts youIt's Donna Francesca Quattroriocche, or simply 'Franz', the leader of the Militia. She locks your had under her armpit, dangerously close to her exposed chest behind her opened gambeson. Bringing you down with her in the coal as her laugh explode in the room you can't believe how easily she found you, even with the ignored potion. And more importantly, is she a friend of a foe?You befriended the tomboyish woman some time ago after defeating her. She's just an ex-adventurer looking for a thrill and a way to fulfil her addiction to healing potion. She was referring to how you let her hanging at the reception in the Embassy after she helped you. Agonizing on your back, you raise your head to stare at her face. She is looking down on you on this improvised coal mattress, almost like a lover."Ciao Alfonso." she smiles in a good mood "What are you doing crashing a boat in my District?""Y-You..." you stutter"I can help you out of this but remember that you already owe me a fight... Shall we do it?"What a bro and a real struck of luck. Maybe you won't have to deal with the Militiamen on the boat.Ask her something (up to 6)>The Cultist Bomber >Why are you so loyal to the Doge?>Want to join my team?>Where the shot utilizing the Coastal Battery actually landed>What happened at the Embassy>How did you find me?>Can you get the Gorilla here, write-in>"ok, let's wrestle" (Physical) (-20 Militia leader)>write-in (write-in are always available but I may or may not choose them)
>>4303318resuming at 6PM if at least two players answer the call between 5 and 6PM, otherwise, resuming at 8PM EDT
>>4303318>What happened at the Embassy>How did you find me?>Why are you so loyal to the Doge?>Where the shot utilizing the Coastal Battery actually landed>Can you get the Gorilla here if you tell the pike men that the elves need it for some nefarious purpose which is why they obviously hijacked this shit and tried to silence the 1st militiamen to come?>"ok, let's wrestle" (Physical) (-20 Militia leader)
>>4303331Support, but maybe don't say that the elves need it.
>>4303322Semi Serious Question. Could we have gone the gay route with the Elven Captain?
>>4303364>implying we would ever get into a relationship with an elf
>>4303331Supporting everything here except >why are you so loyal to the Doge? replace this with asking about the cultist bomber
>>4303331>>4303363>>4303364>>4303691"What happened to the Embassy?" you inquire "You are already back?""Of course" she shrugs "your little fire really triggered them. You should have seen the face of the Ambassador, it was as if someone burned down their World-Tree."She holds her flank laughing and kicking the air with her feet raised while still lying down on the coal mattress. This is revealing a new aspect of her personality you didn't know, almost childlike or maybe just her usual carelessness.(Optional)Was did you think about the party?>you wish you had more opportunities with your women>you really wish you could have killed the Ambassador>something different, write-in"The reception ended and everybody rushed back to the City. I didn't even have to pretend you killed the two Commandos.""Bene... But how did you find me?""Well it's... how do I say it..." she spends some time finding her words and finally say "maybe it's love."You don't answer and feel an awkward silence coming. Before you even end this embarrassing moment, another of her laugh surprise you."Ha ha ha! Mona... It's probably my luck you know... I just thought about you and stumbled on something that was invisible a moment ago. Once you touch, the effect of your potion disappear you know."It's true she has that charm defying all logic around her, something related to her high affinity with the Spirit of Luck she previously told you. So, there is a fatal flaw to your potion. She rolls over, lying her back on the pile of coal to stare at hidden night sky.You don't know the recipe of the ignored potion, should you delay some objectives to acquire it?>yes>no
>>4303839"Why are you so loyal to the Doge?""Hey don't badmouth him stronzo.""I didn't even start.""But you were thinking very loudly... I already told you, he promised me good fights if I keep the Militia on a leash and beat some common sense into them.""Yeah about that, I guess I was right to spare you. I don't want to see them forcing a whole crowd into the canal ever again. So, about the Doge.""You know... I grew up with the opera about his discovery of the New World""Conquest of the Paradise?""Yeah that one. And my family is part of the Warmonger faction so it was like... natural... Don't you have heroes too Alfonso?"This heart-to-heart conversation was unexpected from Franz. She might wear very revealing clothes, her inner sanctum is still hard to penetrate. In some ways, you are similar to her, or at least your worlds collide. She wants to be an adventurer, you want to be a hero. She fancies the man who inspired the hero from her childhood's favourite play and you were made into a character for another play. Do you want to reveal your dreams to her?>yes, write-in>no"Where the shot utilizing the Coastal Battery actually landed?""Stronzo... I wish I could have teased you longer with that.""The truth, I need it!""Come on my little mass murderer, you sure?""Absolutely.""Too bad... I always want to keep an ace up my sleeve against my adversary, but if you insist... You destroyed a brig in the Arsenal.""Pffffiou." you sigh in relief, at last, after several weeks of imagining the worst"The ship exploded and a canon ball was projected in the Craftsmen District.""Did...""Nah. Nobody died. But we evacuated the building which caused some refugee to come to the Workers District."That makes sense with what you already knows. Finally, you a relieved from a weight on you consciousness. She has used this trick to take advantage from you in fights. Even if she is sympathetic to you, in the case the Doge tells her to kill you she will probably use it again."Hmmm... About the beast in the cargo bay.""Did you saw it?! It's freaking huge, by Sol. What is this?""It's called a gorilla.""Can you get it out of here for me?""That's a huge favour you ask." she slaps tenderly your face with her coal covered hand"Bene, bene..." you rise from the coal, dusting off the costume "Shall we do it?" shall we do it?"Where do you want the gorilla?>here, write-inWrestling in the coal (Physical) (-20 because Franz)>fight dirty to win>let her win but oppose some resistance>loyal fight
>>4303839>you really wish you could have killed the Ambassador>you wish you had more opportunities with your women.I feel like know that we can progress but stuff always gets in the middle and our mindset is constantly focused on working on goals and tasks.>no time for a recipe >yes, write-inAfter I came back from exploring the north, months stuck in a big can swimming the artics.. I opened up a little butcher shop, nothing big but it was all I had and I liked it. People began to recognize me because of that play.. Hero of the Polaris.. I though myself of a hero. But now I realize that I am not a hero.. all those faces looking at me expecting salvation.. I am just a man.I don't have the shop anymore, but I guess that doesn't mean I am not a butcher, I started killing and killing.. now I can't even feel anything anymore like scratching my face, the thrill of the fight.. the blood.. I like itI don't even know what I am going to do once this all ends.. I might just go to the New World as a mercenary.. maybe become a Solar Knight.>loyal fightYou sure you want this? I am not going to go easy on no one, not anymore
>>4303839>you really wish you could have killed the Ambassador>>you wish you had more opportunities with your women>no time for a recipe>yes, write in>"After I came back from exploring the north, months stuck in a big can swimming the arctics.. I opened up a little butcher shop, nothing big but it was all I had and I liked it. People began to recognize me because of that play.. Hero of the Polaris.. I thought of myself as a hero. But now I realize that I am not a hero.. all those faces looking at me expecting salvation.. I am just a man.">"A man who will take the opportunity to rise among the chaos, and avenge the downtrodden. Those crawling through this on their knees, who are unable to stand on their own. A man who will stand for them, and usher a golden age of normalcy back into the city. A man who will make it through this his own way, be it striking from the shadows, or honorably ripping foes asunder on the battlefield."I liked the first part of the write-in here >>4303903 and wrote up my own variation. Tried to keep it fairly open to interpretation and non-committal rather than something dedicating us to either Sol or Charon explicitly. Now is not the time for that just yet. We still have the opportunity to go either way. >transport the gorilla to an abandoned factory in the Industrial District>fight dirty to winSlightly dirty. Nothing too harsh however.
>>4303903>>4304002>>4303841I like these write ins.>loyal fightAnd just for future referance Alde, a better term would be like honorable combat or a fair fight. I get what you mean its just not really a normal way to put in in English. Youre writing and English are really good though! I've seen improvement just over the course of this quest!Keep it up my dude!
>>4303903>>4304002>>4304044The Militia will transport the gorilla to the Industrial District near the Cannery, under the pretext of processing him for meat. You will have to be there by noon as Franz's squire to take care of it."After I came back from exploring the north, months stuck in a big can swimming the Arctics... I opened up a little butcher shop, nothing big but it was all I had and I liked it. People began to recognize me because of that play... Hero of the Polaris... I thought myself of a hero. But now I realize that I am not a hero... all those faces looking at me expecting salvation... I am just a man.""I remember that play. Your character fought a bear, bare-handed. Badass.""I don't have the shop anymore, but I guess that doesn't mean I am not a butcher, I started killing and killing... now I can't even feel anything anymore like scratching my face, the thrill of the fight... the blood... I like it.""You're messed up Alfonso..." she smiles "I like that.""I think I'm a man who will take the opportunity to rise among the chaos, and avenge the downtrodden. Those crawling through this on their knees, who are unable to stand on their own. A man who will stand for them, and usher a golden age of normalcy back into the city. A man who will make it through this his own way, be it striking from the shadows, or honourably ripping foes asunder on the battlefield."Franz progression 8/10Franz listened attentively with stars in her eyes as you revealed yourself as some ambitious man with an iron will."Then, shall we do it?" you simply addroll 1d100, must be under 40 (60 -20 because Franz)
Rolled 41 (1d100)>>4304123
Rolled 74 (1d100)>>4304123>as some ambitious man with an iron will.Heh. Nice. I originally had written something about showing the world an iron will before revising it and getting it to a place I was happy with. I like how you interpret and incorporate write-ins Alde. I appreciate you rewriting the update to add in my segment. Thanks.
Rolled 97 (1d100)>>4304123
>>4304128>>4304135>>4304144>rolled 41, slight fai-*IGNORED*>rolled 74, failuresecret sand pocket*for new players, this is FRanz ability : ignoring the best roll thanks to her Spirit of LuckAs soon as you stand up, she throws a fistful of coal dust on your face. Forced to shut your eyes, you are tackled on the ground. Her knees placed on either part of your torso maintain you on the ground and you struggle against her arm to push her back, hand locked."Hey, hey, hey! Is that all you got? You're all talk" she tauntsDespite your superior strength of your powerful sailor and butcher biceps, she manages to pin you down, spreading your arm by maintaining your wrist above your head and... of course she is going for a kiss. Yet again, the woman takes what she wants from you, as you are powerless and subjected to her will. The fight ends quickly with Franz slightly disappointed she did not find a man to tame her.You grumble something arranging your clothes when she leaves. You can still use the effect of the potion to simply get out and pass the Militia."Do better next time." she blows a kiss, taking the exitIt's 4AM, where should you go?>it's too cold outside and you are exhausted, sleep here until 7AM>no time to lose, start here, write-inWhat are your priorities for today (pick a reasonable amount)>attend the College session with Don Giovanni as his bodyguard> [SHOP] (alchemist, apothecary, blacksmith, weaponsmith, tailor)>Alcohol gel for the City(bring alcohol to Lady Barielle and prepare the first batch of alcohol gel for the Hospital)>loot the Academy(alchemical typestamps, weather forecast, potions, artefact, books, balloon, other savants researches and belongings)>alchemical industry(find Halchemical typestamps and train your monkeys with rum to make alcohol gel)>Dwarven revolution(get the codex from the Militia Dovecote in the Citadel to decipher the Dwarven Manifesto)>[The Deep] build the submarine to bring weapons to the deep water caves(steal the plans in the Ingothide&Son bank with Melie and Arthur or talk with Da Costa in the Dwarven Airship)>[The Catacombs] prepare and go(just pass by the Magic School to tell Lisa you are ready and you are good to go)>[The Ruins] to Don Giovanni's Mansion(to prepare the expedition to the ruins and get the Philosophal Stone)>indoor activity (if home)https://pastebin.com/2Jchkvqg>retrieve the cleaver at the Blacksmith>avenge yourself in the Slums>to the Dead Zone for that strange armour that might be a diving suit>write-in (write-in are always available but I may or may not choose them)
Rolled 12 (1d100)>>4304123I am late but I will roll anyways
>>4304171>it's too cold outside and you are exhausted, sleep here until 7AM>attend the College session with Don Giovanni as his bodyguardWhen do we have to help with the gorilla, and when do we have to attend the college session with don Giovanni? I'd like to do a fair bit between them, but it all depends on how much time we have.Also my own personal list of our priorities over the next few days:>Kill the elven ambassador>Arrange things for the monkeys and gorilla (probably food mostly)>Grab stuff to ensure that everyone at home doesn't starve to death or something equally stupid>Everything elseThis is just our priorities for the next few days, we can grab loot and do stuff like the alcohol when we have time afterwards.
>>4304171>it's too cold outside and you are exhausted, sleep here until 7AM>eat if we can to prevent relapse>retrieve the cleaver at the Blacksmith>Go to cannery to save Harambe>If we have time retrieve some ggod to sell and shop. Get our outfit fixed and cleaned of purchase a new one if there is no time>attend the College session with Don Giovanni as his bodyguardHopefully with the travel artifact we will have time for all this. If not we can adjust. But we really need the Gorilla and to keep our word with the Don. If there is a chance someone needs to feed the 4 monkeys we hid so they don't die or freeze.If we don't have time due to sleeping maybe we can eat then use some coca leaves to reduce fatigue?
>>4304265*goods to sellAlso pic related if we go with Lula as our romance option.
>>4304262>>4304265What a day. You killed the captain of the Elven Commandos, a pyromancer from the Inquisition, got sewing machines for the Tailor, attended a reception, crashed a boat and triple dated three women. At peace with today's event, you have a nap on the pile of coal.Your exit the cabin, cloaked in darkness and carrying a scythe. Reaping the life of each Militiaman on your path in total silence as progress on the deck. Oh, it's one of those dream again. You giggle, delighted by the power bestowed upon you. You are the night, you are the vengeance, you are death. On the stem of the ship, three women cries, kneeling. The three women you betrayed. Lisa, who you told to come to the reception despite already having a partner. Lula who was surprised by Franz interruption. And most surprisingly Franz too who never mentioned being upset by your utterance toward polygamy, but maybe that was just a facade.The darkness surrounding you evaporate, revealing your naked body for the remaining Militiamen. They pierce you from all angle with their halberd, gutting you like a fish on the main deck. You wake up.Physical 65 (+5)Mental 45Social 40 (-10)This nightmare really made you feel like a horrible person. You gather your thoughts and belonging, ready to head outside. Surprisingly, no Militiaman is guarding the boat. There are just two pikemen on the deck around a fire to forbid the access. You feel warm thanks to the dying fire of the steam engine and decide to focus on the monkeys. Unlike you, they didn't eat yesterday.It's 7AM, the Blacksmith should be open and you can probably pass as someone with an essential job to bypass the self-quarantine order or just rely on the effect of the ignored potion.>go to the Blacksmith to retrieve the cleaver>go to the Tailor to fix the costume >get Captain Rakham to help you carry your stuff and move the monkeysAlso, you need to save the gorilla for the additional 40,000 doses of serum. But you have no idea of how to restrain him once he will be healed with your potion.>order some restraints at the Blacksmith>maybe Susanna can cast the Tartarus chains on himAlso, to make some cash, you can gather some plants to sell at the Apothecary. But you don't know the price of these raw materials. As long as you have access to this virtually unlimited amount of plants, it does not matters anyway.>take some>take a large amount (-10 loaded)>take all you can (-20 overloaded)
>>4304300>go to the Blacksmith to retrieve the cleaver>go to the Tailor to fix the costume >feed the gorilla bunch of poppy?>take a large amount (-10 loaded)We are kind of a piece of shit, aren't we?
>>4304312>go to the Blacksmith to retrieve the cleaver>go to the Tailor to fix the costume >order some restraints at the Blacksmith>take someA small pouchAfter those two 100 Alfonso be looking like this.. he done lost his mind
>>4304312thisdoping up a gorilla until we can get a better alternative is genius
>>4304312>>4304327>>4304332+2 poppy, quiquina, eucalyptus, söy, citrus, chamomile, saffron, coca-10 loaded to some actionsYou leave the boat without problem. It stopped snowing but the thick white blanket on the dock is enough to act as a cushion. Loaded with sample from all sort of plants, you take the direction of the Craftsmen District.The sun has risen, but the City is still silent. The first rays of light are enough to melt away the snow on the rooftops and not make you freeze to death. But with this rag you call a costume on you it will not take long for hypothermia to kick in or worst, relapsing. After stumbling on some frozen bodies in the Tailor's street, you notice a pattern. They seem to surround the shop you send Mario to."Hey Mario!" you wave at the rooftopAnd indeed, your companion is already hard at work, sniping any looters with his rifle."Alfonso!" he exclaims "Che cazzo! What happened?"The Tailor rushes out of his shop and almost faint seeing what you did with his creation. Covered in blood and coal dust, with a large cut around the belly. The costume totally ruined beyond repair. You don't have enough gold on you to buy anything, but you can sell things from your inventory. Also, since you are such a good client and kept your promises he is ready to offer you a deal."I can't let you go back like that dear customer." he says horrified"Why?" you ask clueless"The cold, what the Militia will say, your dignity, my reputation, th-""Bene I get it, what is your proposition?""Your friend here is doing and excellent job and I pay him 16 masks and gloves per day. I can change today salary for a wool tunic and leather clothes. It won't protect you from extreme cold and only half a day from severe cold. You will need to warm yourself at noon."You also get a free mask.+1 mask (wearing)The deal>take it>no, thanks>no, thanks I want to buy another outfit (enter negotiations)Mario>he should come with you>he can stay
>>4304327Does that mean the cleaver's name is now Lucille? Also, kill count is around 60.
>>4304351>>take it>he can stayI'd like to bring him along, however we can't really leave the shop undefended like that.
>>4304351We have the northern explorer outfit, right? We're going to need to grab that from home eventually.>>4304378Support.
>>4304378>>4304396+normal clothes"Take care Alfonso." Mario wave his rifle at youApparently, sniping on the rooftops is his natural habitat. Good, he finally found a purpose in life and thanks to him, the Tailor can deliver a steady supply of masks and gloves to the City.relationship with Mario restoredAfter another hour of walking, the grey clouds are replaced by a clear blue sky and the vivid sound of melted snow running down the drainage pipe. If it was not for the cold, you could swear spring just started. The Blacksmith shop is covered in yesterday's edition of La Stampa.La Stampa Public Edition Vinteduesimo : Winter is hereAs all of you noticed winter is here. We still don't know how the month of Charon will end since the weather forecast machine is broken. The City advise all citizen to stay home to protect themselves from the cold and the disease.An alarming number of children has gone missing so it should be another argument for everyoen to stay indoor, unless you live in the Workers District. If you already received the daily ration from the Elves, don't open the door again. Rogue units are rampaging the district, acting like death squard to avenge the death of their captain"Who goes here?!" the fully armoured Dwarf surprise you"Point that halberd away from me, please. I had my share." you answer, tired of threat and having your life in danger"Oh, it's you. I have your cleaver... You're really sure you want it? It has become a nice weapon now. I kind of want it for my collection.""You are sick master-Dwarf.""These are all essential weapons! For the great happening!"+1 butcher's cleaver (+10 damage)The Blacksmith has amassed quite an arsenal in his shop despite being forbidden to sell weapons. His mental disease pushing some Dwarves to collect items (being gold in some case, weapons, music instruments, beer...) has driven mad to the point he is ready to defy this restriction imposed by the City. You try to spot any blood on the halberd he is wielding but can't find any, maybe it's not too late.Buy>custom order>buy something, see pic (all 1 gold coin)Sell (Social)>2 Flick Knives>1 dagger +5 parry +5 Social>1 elven dagger (+5 when sneak attack)Ask (pick 2)>I met your dad at the Embassy>about the Codex to decipher your Manifesto, write-in>something about him, write-in>I heard about the Ingothide bankers replacing the king, what if they are "gone"?>custom order, restraints for the Gorilla
>>4304401>I met your dad at the Embassy>something about him, how well can he make explosive devices? If we provide a bucket of gunpowder, could he make a bomb or something that explodes on impact? Something that might be used to take out an elf perhaps? A very important elf?
>>4304401>>I met your dad at the Embassy>>about the Codex to decipher your Manifesto, write-in
>>4304401>buy Militia Helmet
>>4304442don't we already have a crusader helmet
>>4304445>>4304401hmm.. I was wondering maybe he can add a metal part that covers the face? like an upgrade
>>4304447like a gorget? or a bevor?
>>4304451like a bevor yeah
something like this?
>>4304420>>4304439>>4304445"I met your dad at the Embassy." you say to start a conversation"Whatever." he abruptly ends itWow, this young Dwarf needs to be taught some manner on how to respect his elders. Is he thinking about nothing but his 'revolution'? You move onto a more important matter."Can you make explosive devices?" you tryHe suddenly let go of his halberd and grab you by the collar to bring you at eye level."Why do you think I asked you about the Codex, Human?" He almost head-butted you "Once I decipher the Manifesto I will have every recipe of guerilla warfare.""Bene, bene, let go now." you dust off your newly acquired clothes "I wanted to use it on a very important Elf.""Bwahahaha! You think you can kill that freak with just a bomb? Bwahahaha!"He keeps laughing for long minutes before returning in his shop. That's one more argument to get his Codex. Your fingers are starting to feel numb from the cold already. You blow some hot air in your hand, watching the fog leaving your mouth and get to the Apothecary. Despite the sun bathing the street with light, nobody is opening their shutters. All marked with a white cross. The words of Franz resonate deep within you "every household is infected" "population will be halved". What does it even mean to halve a population? Just cut the City in two and toss one part into the ocean? When the casualties are too high, it's nearly impossible to picture the tragedy it implies. One's mental health is not prepared for that."Welcome, Human." a disgusting deep sea Fishman is behind the counter of the Apothecary shop"Please, let me handle the customer service." the usual lady in charge of the shop begs him"Silence woman! You got robbed. Made Lady Barielle angry. Now we rule shop."Indeed, you waited too long to stop the Organ Harvester and the store was attacked by people who thought they manufactured elixirs against the plague with Demihumans parts, also she got raped. After an angry gurgle from the Fishman the lady returned to the backshop, mentally broken."So, I wanted to sel-" you start"Everything for five shiny coins, Human." he interrupts youThe woman in the back face palm herself at the ridiculous price the Fishman is charging for high quality elixir. They really have no sense of business like the foreigner woman. You try to explain him you want to sell and not buy, this take some time, but he finally understands."Everything for five shiny coins." he repeatsWhat a dumb fish, and you can't negotiate anything with him, of course. All your plants for 5 gold coins.>yes>yes, but keep the poppy for the Gorilla>noBuy something for 5 gold coin>see picYou are starting to feel the effect of the ignored potion wearing out. It's 9AM, where should you go next?>cross the bridge and back home>cross the bridge and get the gorilla at the Cannery>write-in (write-in are always available but I may or may not choose them)
>>4304459>no>S O A P
>>4304459>cross the bridge and back homewe need to check on everyone
>>4304475Support. I'm thinking we bring Susanna with us to cast Tartarus chains on the gorilla, and then get Melie or Arthur to take her home while we then head to don Giovanni, depending on the time.Also, since we're buddies with Franz now, we might be able to get access to the militia dovecote.
I have to end today's session earlier. Resuming at 4PM EDT if players show up, otherwise 8PM EDT as usual. On more update during the day.
>>4304474>>4304494"No gold, no soap." the Fishman saysOf course, you didn't even have gold because you refused the offer. You leave the shop and the Craftsmen District, avoiding the Disinfection Camp that grew with more tents and fires despite the cold. Militia still has their canons pointed on every bridge to prevent mass escape. Inside, infected covered in frozen rags use makeshift clutch or crawl on the ground after loosing some limbs due to Stage Three. It's hard to convince yourself you are looking at Humans.You pass the bridge under the mockeries of the riflemen calling you a 'finocchio' or 'Franz's gigolo', pikemen even spank you as you pass under them with their stilts. At least you don't have to fight or bribe anyone to pass it. The real problem is ahead. Now that you entered the Workers District, you notice that a quarter of the house have turned into smoking rubbles. It's the knife-ears, you rage. With a decisive pace, you rush to your home, but your determination shatters on the ground as your approach the 'cages'."GARGGL"That was the last word of a presumed 'terrorist' captured by the Elves. You always wondered what epic final punch line you could deliver before dying, but you never thought something so pathetic, so horrifyingly crude could be the last moment of someone. His arms are twisted in a painful embrace on his own skeletal body, his legs jerked frenetically like a puppet which string have been cut loose. He was impaled on a tree, the branches obstructing his mouth. A typical Elven torture, they probably used magic to make the tree grow faster.Running even faster, but this time like a desperate madman, you arrive at your house, climb the steps and slam the door of the apartment.
>>4304626"Alfonso!" Melie cheers up"Look who's here. Is it Saturnalia already?" Arthur jokes"Congratulation, champion. The children let me feel your spoil of war." Susanna welcomes youThey are alive. You almost come to tears. Partly for finally coming home and partly ashamed of failing to take care of Luigi and his wife. They have been missing for too long now, they are probably dead.Update from yesterday hunt for resources+15 masks+15 gloves+2 serving of exotic beans1 Iceburst Stone (2 hours of heating)-1 serving of dried fruitsSusanna is playing with an orb of fire between her hands. She probably used pyromancy to warm the apartment and helped everyone to go through this cold night.It's 11Am, you should be able to get to the Cannery just in time before they butcher the gorilla. You wanted to use poppy and you wonder if shoving the buds in his mouth would be enough. There is also the possibility of using Susanna to cast Tartarus chains on him.Send someone to work for resources? (Melie, Athur)>Mystical Stones Refinery (proteins, bonus vitamins)>Tailor's bodyguard (masks and gloves)Do you want to ask Alphonse, the Ratfolk anything before going to the Cannery since it almost noon he should be hanging around? (pick 3)>something specific about the Cemetary leading to the Catacomb, write-in>something specific about the plans of the Nautilus in Ingothide&Son's vault, write-in>something specific about the Doge re-election, write-in>about the suicide bomber, write-in>where to find this book, write-in>where to get rare weapons for the Dwarf, write-in>have him buy and bring you this without getting caught and bypassing the checkpoints, write-in>write-in (write-in are always available but I may or may not choose them)Do you want to make a detour to get Captain Rakham and use his fast steam gondola?>yes>no
How do you equip?>Taken by default1 bag (you can carry more potions and items with out being loaded/overloaded)2 poppynormal clothes (wearing)Accuracy Artifact +10 aimingBargaining Artifact +10 bargainTravel Artefact travel time halveddragon scale talisman +10 protection against fire1 mask (wearing)>Home Inventory17 FMJ bullets6-shots pistol2 Flick Knives1 dagger +5 parry +5 Social1 cleaver (+10 damage)2 flintlock pistol38 paper cartridges1 hunting knife (+5 damage)3 elven dagger (+5 when sneak attack)1 sledgehammerAssassin Outfit (+5 Physical, +5 Mental and +5 Social) 2 Northern Explorer outfit (protect from cold but loose most of all other outfits modifiers)Sailor Raincoat (protect your from blood and rain, no need to wash)Grappling hook1 kettle helmet (+10 against projectiles)elven cloak (+10 sneak)1 Iceburst Stone (2 hours of heating)1 dose of gunpowder1 pair of magic lenses (need improvement)2 Device (Mystical Stone Parachute)1 sample of the giant tree (rotten)Saten's clients hair box1 broken rifle used as clutchWool Tunic ruined and stained with blood, doest protect you from cold1 costume for the reception (covered in blood and coal, large cut, it's ruined)Tuxedo stained with blood and pus3 dices1 elven bowheretical mechanical orrery1 pair of Fishmen's finphonograph trapHammer of the Witches1 small bags of sugar2 serving of exotic beans3 serving of dried fruits (vitamins)10 cans of meat (20 meals) (proteins)2 dry sausage (2 meals) (proteins)2 quiquina2 eucalyptus2 söy2 citrus2 chamomile2 saffron2 coca1 medium healing potion2 pouche of chamomilleInstant Harvest Potion2 medium healing potions1 speed potions1 quinquina elixir2 jumping potions1 resist cold potion1 defence potion1 nightwalk potion2 hate potion2 ignored potions1 speed potion16 mask19 gloves
>>4304629>>something specific about the Cemetary leading to the Catacomb, write-inWhat the Inquisition forces at the cemetery are up to, and what they are composed of. Any important info regarding them basically. I'd like to ask about the bomber as well, but I have no memory of how far our investigation has come along, and what details we have already found out. I'll go through CTRL+F sometime before the next update and see if I can get a better idea on what to ask. >where to find this bookSomething pertaining to Coca/Saffron elixir recipes. Probably should've asked at the apothecary. >noI don't know if it was mentioned where he'd be waiting. We should make an effort to get him, to go pick up the monkeys from the deadzone, but we're already taking the time to talk to Alphonse, and we need to be at the Cannery by noon. >bring Arthur along, leave Melie to keep Susanna companyWhy not? He's sure to have a load of pockets to help us keep out of being overloaded after we inevitably stumble onto a massive amount of loot today. Haven't interacted with him much, maybe we could ask about Ingothide's vault at some point as well. >>430463217 FMJ bullets6-shots pistol2 Flick Knives1 dagger +5 parry +5 Social1 cleaver (+10 damage)Assassin Outfit (+5 Physical, +5 Mental and +5 Social) 1 kettle helmet (+10 against projectiles)Grappling hookphonograph trap1 Dry Sausage (This and the beans to ensure we have a meal/vitamins if we cannot make it home)2 servings of Exotic beans2 medium healing potions1 resist cold potion1 hate potion1 ignored potion1 nightwalk potionNorthern Explorer Outfit (For Arthur to wear over his other clothes)
>>4304629Is Mario still at the Tailor's shop? I really hope he is...>MelieWe got a lot of documents in elvish, dwarf, human etc. Let her keep Susanna company by reading through the files and see what can she dig up.Tell her that it was too late for Corym.. But that we put him to rest properly.>Mystical Stones Refinery (proteins, bonus vitamins)ArthurAlso, we need the stones for the alcohol gel, can we accompany Arthur and maybe we can get a deal going? >something specific about the plans of the Nautilus in Ingothide&Son's vault, write-inWhere are they making the nautilus? Who is making them? Who has the blueprints?>CatacombsWhat's down there? How can we get in? Do we need a key? How big or small is it?>>4304826Support for the inventory. >noWe are already talking to the rat, we need to hurry to the cannery
>>4304360I think we can all agree to name the cleaver Lucille
>>4304632also give one of the medium healing potions to Susanna, atleast we can heal the scars and such
>>4304826>>4304919Before, leaving the house you gather your stuff left behind to not alert the security at the Embassy. It feels good to be armed to the teeth, you also discover the stach of apples that the Elves have been delivering as yesterday and the day before rations.+8 apples-1 maskShould any of you wear gloves?>yes (You, Arthur)>noDo you want to take them with you since Arthur can share your burden?>yes>noIt would be the perfect food for the monkeys you think, but any more weight than that and Arthur or you won't be able to carry anything left without behind slowed down by y our load. You dress up Arthur with the norther explorer outfit, which trigger a laugh from his sister."Pffff-ha ha ha, look at, it's not even your size!" the thief girl point at him"Shut your trap. now it's my time to shine." he corrects her"Melie." you ask "Can you read these documents?""Yeaj, Melie." Arthur smugs at her "Show Alfonso how clever your are."The street urchin is unsurprisingly illiterate, not even speaking of Elvish. As for Arthur, he can't do better than you. If only you still had Amicia with you are asked Don Giovanni... Outside the weather has warmed up a little, but not enough so that you could spend a whole day outside in your current clothes without relapsing.Weather conditionSevere coldClear skyNo windOn your way to the Industrial District, you find the Ratflok shivering near a poster of La Stampa.La Stampa Public Edition Ventitreesimo : It appears that the kidnapping of many children in the City was caused by a savage Lizardman. The large creature was last seen in the Office District and we urge the inhabitant to avoid him at any cost. A careful examination of its victim revealed that they suffered the most terrible death at his hand, some parts missing on their body near bites attributed to the Lizardman.The reception at the Embassy has been short-lived as fire was declared in the Ambassador's apartment. Several guards were found dead over the place but no culprit was apprehended. This humiliating slap in the face of the Elven noble will probably causes more retaliation in the Worker District.
>>4305290"G-G-Greetings." he front teeth chatters"Bongiorno" you answer "I was wondering if you could keep me informed about what is happening in the Cemetary. Particularly the movement of the Inquisition.""F-Fine. The Solar Knight have started exploring the C-Catacombs. They even brought the surviving children of the North-South urban guerilla.""Children?""Y-Yeah, the Church turned them into Sol's Champion with all the miracles coming with the title t-th-thanks to four weeks of fights and near death experience.""And the Great Inquisitor?"H-He and some pyromancer left for the Cemetary t-to-too..."Great, now you will have to fight against a bunch of kids who get stronger each time they are injured and several pyromancers, as for the Great Inquisitor you don't really know anything more than Lisa told you. He is a powerful pyromancer and can command an army of fanatics. There is also that Solar Knight you left alone all this time, a knight without mercy.(Optionnal) Anything you want as a preparation to the fight in the Catacombs?this, write-in"I want to make elixirs, can you help me find a book for that?""W-Why w-wo-wo-wo-would there be a book for that? Books are for more esoteric recipes like alchemy. Y-You should ask an Apothecary or m-maybe investigate Mr. Goodhealth's factory."Since you are already heading to the Industrial District, you can pass by the factory once you 'rescued' the beast. Even bring the gorilla here. Or if you find a better place, you can still ask Mr. Goodhealth himself, still enthralle by Lady Barielle.About that factory>you will bring the gorilla to the Elixir factory>you will find another place and ask Mr. Goodhealth"Then, do you know anything about the Nautilus?""T-Th-That underwater boat? O-Of course I made an article about it and interviewed Da Costa.""Where is it manufactured? And where are the blueprints?""Parts can be easily assembled from different provider for Dwarven subcontracts in the Industrial District. That's all the genius behind Da Costa's creation. Everything is about the assembling process.""And the blueprint?""The method as is on the blueprint, but you can still ask Da Costa, I heard the Dwarven Airship is staying two more days."
>>4305295The Ratfolk indicates you where the parts are produced in the Industrial District. You will need a whole day to assemble all the parts alone from different places. And you have no idea how put them together. Maybe Captain Rakham can help you shorten the gathering to half a day.Finally, you exit the Workers District, leaving behind the forest of impaled terrorists with some still barely alive. You can't help but feel a little responsible for what is happening in the Workers District since you killed the lunatic but paradoxally less bloodthirsty captain."Hey Alfonso." Arthur pulls your sleeve "About Ingothide&Son vault.""Oh yeah, you were supposed to rob the place with Melie.""The bank was initially build by Human only the opening of the vault is Dwarf-made, so I thought that maybe an explosive on the outside of the bank could work.""Nicely thought.""Or you can use Melie's help. I'm the brain, she's the arms... well and fingers too. She really has a gift when it comes to opening safe."You take a mental note for the next time you get to the Office District where the bank is, you should get Melie with you are explosives. Once you finally arrive at the Cannery, you are startled by a group of Fishmen carrying a whale to the factory. On the side of the building, Militiamen are trying to order the Fishmen to bring the wounded gorilla inside. The perfect occasion for you."Bongiorno everyone." you greet them "I was send by Franz to take it from here.""You took your sweet time gigolo. I'm done with this stinky hair beast."He gives a last kick to the unconscious gorilla and leave with his fellow comrades. And now... Now you have to deal with huge beast, several time you weight in raw muscle, unconscious and badly injured. You have no idea of how you are going to move it and only brought poppy to retrain him.>pull the gorilla on a makeshift sledge and pull it yourself (Physical) (-30 to perform this)>shove the poppy down its mouth and heal it with the injured potion, maybe you can collar it with a least>threatens some Fishmen with your 6-shot and order them to move the gorilla since you don't have any gold on you>write-in (write-in are always available but I may or may not choose them)
>>4305290>yes (You, Arthur)>yes(Optionnal) Anything you want as a preparation to the fight in the Catacombs?I wish to talk to Don Giovanni and discover which spirits like us the most.I also want to >you will bring the gorilla to the Elixir factoryCan we use the gnome's place as a workplace for the monkeys? that should be empty right?>shove the poppy down its mouth and heal it with the injured potion, maybe you can collar it with a least>pull the gorilla on a makeshift sledge and pull it yourself (Physical) (-30 to perform this)Can't we do these two? the gorilla is probably going to be out of his mind from the potion and the poppy
>>4305327>I also want tooops, I wanted to prepare molotovs with the leftover rum once we make the gel for the hospital
On the subject of the bomber, I do not think we've done anything to investigate since looking at the graffiti in the Industrial District. We had really shitty rolls around then, and got shit leads from it.The alchemist is gone, and we cannot show our face at the South Slums due to attacking them. We can't really question anybody who may have sold an explosive.Unless we can speak to the gnomes when we head up to the airship to see Da Costa. I think our best bet for continuing the investigation would be to ask Franz about what she knows. I'm certainly missing something. >>4305290>>yes (You, Arthur)>yes>>4305295(Optionnal) Anything you want as a preparation to the fight in the Catacombs?Molotovs would be a great idea. We'll eventually get past the Inquisitorial forces and meet the undead they're dealing with, and we're no where close to the Sol alignment necessary for pyromancy, so firebombs it is. We'll probably have to make our own alcohol with potatoes rather than using the rum however. Rum's actual alcohol content is pretty low, I doubt it would actually be very flammable. We could try to just find another flammable substance to use as a substitute. Additionally, we could maybe rally some of the older members of the Cult of Charon to help fight the Inquisition off. Alphonse did not specify which side the surviving child soldiers belonged to. Assuming it is survivors from both sides, could we potentially try to respark the tensions and get them fighting again in the cemetery? If the Grand Inquisitor is there, he is final boss tier. We'll want some attack potions and coca/saffron elixir to counteract that modifier. He should be a massive threat at range, but if we can get close for melee he'll be laughable. We could try to get our Charon alignment up to use stealth miracles, or just use an ignored potion. Maybe get the gorilla bound to our will with tartarus chains, and use it as a battle mount? Maybe get a halberd from the militia to use as a lance? Charge into battle on a coked up silverback.Or we could try to find that lizardman and redirect his child chomping toward the slums children in the cemetery. Either as an ally in the fight itself, or something to thin their ranks before our actual attack.>>>you will bring the gorilla to the Elixir factoryMaybe we can try to search for something we missed while looking into the graffiti while we move to Goodhealth's? Moving a sedated gorilla across a district with no clear destination in mind would be such a fuckaround. Goodhealth's is probably the best option.>>4305297>>shove the poppy down its mouth and heal it with the injured potion, maybe you can collar it with a leastIf we can't find any thing to use as a collar, we can just go with the sled option.
>>4305375I feel like the Grand inquisitor and the Sol's champion are not going to be the boss battle.. but I do want to persuade the champion and kill the inquisitor
note : Mario is still at the tailor shop, serving as bodyguard on the rooftop. Susanna has healed her scars with a healing miracle herself but it did not regenerate her nerves either. You have a deal with Lady Barielle about manufacturing alcohol gel, she provides fat and Mystical Stones, takes 75% of the profit.
>>4305389>I feel like the Grand inquisitor and the Sol's champion are not going to be the boss battleDefinitely not the main spectacle in the catacombs, no. Just as the Kraken is the main boss in the sea route, but the Ambassador still counts as a final boss roll wise.>but I do want to persuade the champion and kill the inquisitorI'd be willing to support that, but I do not think he will be receptive of our words. Persuade him to do what exactly?
>>4305399ah fuck, I though we were going to get just the stones.. damn that 75% is spicy>>4305422Persuade him that killing the grand inquisitor is the right choice, the argument would be that the grand inquisitor is just an old man who waited till people started dying and asking for help to do something. He has been corrupted by the power of the flock, he shouldn't lead the church, the champion should
>>4305327>>4305375Shoving the poppy buds down its mouth, avoiding the sharp white incisives, you then pour the healing potion and watch as the now fully healed beast rise from its snow blanket with a roar, enraged and out of control. You barely manage to dodge and get down tackling Arthur when his powerful arm swings in your direction.After some more movements, the beast slows down, staggers and stop moving. Its breath slowed down. You use this opportunity to use one of the rope of the Fishmen to put it on leash and lead it toward Mr. Goodhealth elixir factory. The gorilla follows you obediently.The place is filled with copper tanks and reeks of alcohol despite no ingredient in sight. you notice a complex series of pipes and a main boiler. One tank is open with a broom inside, a technician left without finishing its job, this could be the perfect place to restrain the gorilla once closed. You lure the creature inside and are abou to close the hatch, but before leaving.Leave some apples with him (up to 8)>how many, write-in>noneLook for elixir recipes>you can deduce the recipe by observing the machine (Mental) (+5 with the help of Arthur +5 because good relationship with him +5 thanks to the costume)>better not get a false leadAfter finishing your business here, you can finally get to captain Rakham home in the Workers District. It's 1PM, so he should be sober by now. You take a mental note of several things you need to do before entering the Catacombs, considering what Alphonse told you. First, maybe you are as talented as Franz with Spirit and don't know it yet, better ask Don Giovanni about it. Then completing your arsenal with incendiary device would be a good start even if you are already fighting pyromancers. The idea of mounting a Tartarus chain-bound gorilla with a halberd cross your mind and you laugh maniacally. You can even use Lisa's precious students to fight for you. Thinking about them, you can't find any trace of the cultist bomber graffitis in the district. But, the bomber probably made as much damage as he could already.On your way, you witness two Elves maintaining a civilian over a tree sprout, each by pulling one the arm. Meanwhile another Elf is chanting an incantation.They are going to impale him, you can't just ignore it, it's your fault!>fire your six-shot (Mental) (3 rolls +10 artefact and +0/-5/-10 increasing difficulty )>throw your 2 flick knives (Mental)>throw your cleaver at one of them, write-in (Physical) (+10 damage)>use the phonograph trap to lure them somewhere else>dash to plunge your dagger in one of them, write-in (Physical)>ignore them
>>4305445>3you can deduce the recipe by observing the machine (Mental) (+5 with the help of Arthur +5 because good relationship with him +5 thanks to the costume)we really need something good>dash to put the dagger at the elf's throatthe one with the incantation, hold him hostage
>>4305445>>how many, write-in4.>you can deduce the recipe by observing the machine (Mental) (+5 with the help of Arthur +5 because good relationship with him +5 thanks to the costume)We got this. Prioritize Coca/Saffron recipes. >throw your cleaver at one of them, write-in (Physical) (+10 damage)The caster. The chanting one. We cracked a zealot's ribs and put him out of commission with a single throw. Somebody probably juiced up on Inner Strength. An elf won't stand a chance.>>4305441>he shouldn't lead the church, the champion shouldAre you certain this is a good idea? From last thread's discussion with Lisa: >"Ah... him." she closes her fan hitting her palm "Nicholas de Hauteroche, hero of the crusades, a Sol's Champion you should not underestimate.">"No, I need this. He burned the old sanctuary. I barely managed to escape. This monster only cares about Sol's will or the Church by proxy. He will do whatever it takes, even killing children.">"Is that why he is guarding the Warzone?">"He is probably recruiting an army of Sol's Champions.">What terrible news. So, all this time, children rushing to the battlefield against their own brothers with the promise of being instantly healed by the priests was just to nurture Sol's Champions? >"I can only say that the man behind the Northern crusade should not be taken lightly. The Inquisition was dying because of rapid industrialization, he jumped on the opportunity to restore faith and thus the magic powers."Inquisition seems pretty fucked, man. I can't really get behind leaving either of them in power, but would support some kind of reform. We haven't really seen anybody else fit to lead them, so that doesn't really seem like an option to me. Unless we decide to try to rise up and lead it ourselves at the end of the quest, but I doubt that'd really gain traction. You're the Sol guy, I'm the Charon guy. Not really sure where the rest of the players stand on the matter.
>>4305467forgot about that, Sol's champion is just an attack dog, we may not be able to reason with him... Unless we take his or the inquisitor's place
>>4305460>>4305467roll a 1d100, must be under 70 (65 +5 thans to outfit)
Rolled 63 (1d100)>>4305492
Rolled 19 (1d100)>>4305492check this 100
Rolled 9 (1d100)>>4305492
>>4305445>3 apples>>you can deduce the recipe by observing the machine (Mental) (+5 with the help of Arthur +5 because good relationship with him +5 thanks to the costume) Focus on Coca and Poppy recipes. Drug lord Alfonso soon.
>>4305467>>4305569>>4305467also roll a 1d100, must be under 60 (+5 thanks to outfit +5 with the help of Arthur +5 because good relationship with him +5 thanks to the costume)(forget about the elixir recipe
Rolled 87 (1d100)>>4305575>Focus on Coca and Poppy recipes. Drug lord Alfonso soon.Hm. I did not think of going for the poppy recipe, it may be a good move due to the need to sedate the gorilla. I had wanted to go with Saffron due to the need for a way to boost mental for ranged combat. We know alcohol is a base ingredient in elixir, needed for all recipes. Hopefully they all follow a very similar manufacturing process with the only variable being the plant being used in the elixir. >>4305593Dice don't fail me now.
Rolled 36 (1d100)>>4305593
Rolled 68 (1d100)>>4305593
>>4305594>it may be a good move due to the need to sedate the gorillaI should clarify here. I realize we can already sedate it, but deeding it raw, unrefined poppy in unknown dosages may have negative effects down the line. An elixir should be a safer alternative until we can get a more permanent solution in the picture. Either way, having access to a dedicated painkiller that is not dependent on our Sol alignment/miracles would be a great help.
>>4305594>>4305596>>4305598>rolled 36, successWhen you were in the factory, you recognized a giant alembic. How can a sailor forget the unique shape? Apparently they boiled the ingredients in alcohol and used the distillate as an elixir. You are not sure why and don't really understand their reasons, but Arthur confirms your deduction.recipe added elixir : distillate ingredients in alcohol>>4305467>>4305569>>4305467>rolled 9, clear successYour dagger plunges in his flank, piercing through his ribs and his lung before he can chant anything else. The two Elven Commandos stares at you, astonished by the boldness of that Human,a s if they were in their right to punish that Human with the torture method of their choice. These damn knife-ears, they already behave like this is conquered land. They let go of their captive who punch the one on the left. The Elf on the right grab his dagger to fight you.>use your 6-shot (Mental) (-10 heat of battle)>take out your dagger and parry (Mental) (-10 heat of battle -5 pulling out)>be faster and cut his arm with your cleaver (Physical) (-10 heat of battle -5 to be faster +10 damage)>throw the hate potion at them and get out>let some flick knives fall on the ground for Arthur to pick up
>>4305605>>be faster and cut his arm with your cleaver (Physical) (-10 heat of battle -5 to be faster +10 damage)
>>4305605>be faster and cut his arm with your cleaver (Physical) (-10 heat of battle -5 to be faster +10 damage)
>>4305615>>4305618>>4305628roll 1d100, must be under 65 (+5 thanks to toutfit -10 heat of battle -5 to be faster +10 damage)
Rolled 39 (1d100)>>4305638
Rolled 5 (1d100)>>4305638
Rolled 75 (1d100)>>4305638
>>4305660>>4305701>>4305786>rolled 5, total successYou reach for the cleaver handkl at your belt and pull it how, blade faced upward in a swift motion. It meets his wrist before he can reat and his hands fall on the ground with a dull sound. The stream of blood cover the snow and the second Commando prepare for to fight back with his own dagger.>use your 6-shot (Mental) (-10 heat of battle)>take out your dagger and parry (Mental) (-10 heat of battle -5 pulling out)>be faster and cut his arm with your cleaver (Physical) (-10 heat of battle -5 to be faster +10 damage)>throw the hate potion at them and get out>let some flick knives fall on the ground for Arthur to pick up
>>4305875>>be faster and cut his arm with your cleaver (Physical) (-10 heat of battle -5 to be faster +10 damage)
>>4306687roll 1d100, must be under 65 (+5 thanks to outfit -10 heat of battle -5 to be faster +10 damage)
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>4306724
Rolled 41 (1d100)>>4306724
>>4306725>>4306756>rolled 41, successthat was closeHe is aiming for your guts with a dagger as long as the one at your belt. With the right upward motion he could have tingled your heart with the tip of his arrow, destroying your lung in the process and in any case, seriously endangered your spine. With only a medium healing potion, the two possibility are far more than you can handle.Thankfully, you made a clear cut into his wrist, forcing him to let go of the dagger. However, something very unusual happened with the other commando. Despite loosing his hand and needing a large healing potion, he drank his medium one and snatched the other potion of his comrade. The effect of the first potion only partially regrew his hand, just like Valentina's arm. A transparent appendices filled with clear liquid and two apparent veins as well as a fully regrow bone.He is running away with the potion>kick your current victim to get a clear shot and throw your cleaver (Physical) (-5 walking dead man as a hindrance -5 moving target)>use your six-shot (Mental) (+10 aiming artefact -5 moving target)>kick your current victim, throw some flick knives at Arthur and finish the Elf once he has fallen on the ground with your cleaver (Physical)
>>4306782>>kick your current victim to get a clear shot and throw your cleaver (Physical) (-5 walking dead man as a hindrance -5 moving target)
>>4306782>kick your current victim to get a clear shot and throw your cleaver (Physical) (-5 walking dead man as a hindrance -5 moving target)
>>4306828>>4306820roll 1d100, must be under 70 (-5 walking dead man as a hindrance -5 moving target +10 damage +5 thanks to outfit)
Rolled 24 (1d100)>>4306829
Rolled 18 (1d100)>>4306829
>>4306837>>4306841>rolled 18, clear successnot so fastKicking away the Elf before you like you open a door when carrying a bag of meat in your shop, you get ready finish the one running away. The cleaver hurls away in the cold air as you extend your body to throw it at full strength. Its rotating motion as well as the momentum given thanks to the heavy handle get it lodged halfway in his skull. Wearing your cleaver like a hair ornament, the Elf staggers, makes several steps sideways with limp arms and falls forward.The last enemy on the ground has reached the dagger he let go earlier and is pointing it upward in your direction, still on the ground. The anger in his eyes as well as some words he starts to mumble is starting to give birth to an ice sheet around his dagger. You are not having any of this and throw your flick knives on the immobilized knife-ears.alignment update>killing non-Humans+10 Sol's alignment, Zealot status recovered, 1 miracle per day (1 remaining)-10 Charon's alignmentLoot the corpse>yes>noWhat to do with the corpse?>leave them here>write-inMaybe give something to Arhur so he can defend himself>this, write-in>noThe surviving Human who stayed curled up on the snow rises slowly and look at his aggressor in disbelief. He suddenly seizes your gloved hands to thank you, exhaling a putrid breath through his rotting mouth. Black spots are covering his knuckles and his nose already fell off. It's a Stage Three infected.You don't have anything to heal him, what do?>let him go>write-in
>>4306857>>yes>throw the corpses into the canalsI'm interested to see if we still gain alignment for tossing non-human corpses into the canal. Didn't we lose Sol alignment for burning a pair of Elf ears once? Hm. Wonder what reaction this will bring. >Give Arthur an Elven Dagger and a flick knifeHe'll need to keep it concealed. It'd be best to replace it with something less incriminating later on. >let him goHe's fucked anyway. It'd be a mercy to kill him, but it'd be pretty harsh to go back on freeing him after he shook our hand.
>>4306857>yes>flick knife>let him gotell him our name, slowly but surely Alfonso's name is gonna mean something for these people
>>4306905>crush the corpses faces with our footAs in to hide the cuts and slashes to hide our tracks
>>4306863>>4306905"Alfonso Barbatti." you tip your kettle helmet to the survivor "Remember the name, signore."You gather as much as you can from the bodies and toss them in the canal after carefully crushing their skull and scraping the stumps on the ground. They easily break the thin ice sheet near the dock but don't drift away. It's only 1PM, and it's the high tide. The corpses should be gone before tonight, offered to Lord of Decay. The survivor is also set free to rot away back where he came from and you give some weapons to Arthur."Thanks, Alfonso. I don't want to be a dead weight." he thanks you using a sophisticated 1000-hidden meaning phrase"Bene." you carelessly acknowledge+3 elven cloaks+2 elven daggers+2 bows+1 bag of sugarDo you want to take one of the bow>yes (-10 loaded)>noalignment update>offering to the Styx+10 Charon's alignment-10 Sol's alignment, Zealot status lost>fight for freedom+1 Charon's alignment-1 Sol's alignment, Zealot status lost>spread the disease+1 Charon's alignment-1 Sol's alignment, Zealot status lostIt does not take long to get to Rakham house, more like a small shed for his steam boat, more like a very small yacht. Because of the heavy snorting you hear from inside, you conclude he is probably living inside. This is pretty cozy.*KNOCK KNOCK*"Billions of bilious blue blistering barnacles in a thundering typhoon" he starts rumbling after hitting his head "Who is the miserable slug, the scoundrel, the sea gherkin who wakes me up in the middle of a nice dream.""Bongiorno captain." you greet him"Oh, it's you Alfonso." he rejoyces "So early in the morning?""It's the afternoon, captain.""Really? If only I had my share of alcohol at the Embassy I swear I wouldn't have resorted to this last resort." he points at the empty bottles inside "Be come in."You warm up near his steam engine. The steamboat is large enough for six persons and more can stand outside, or you can also put cargo here. You look at the alarmingly low reserve of Iceburst Stone, the ship probably has enough for one day before being unable to move.What do?>gather the parts of the Nautilus at Mr. Goodhealth's factory (6 hours)>get to the Dead Zone to get the monkeys cage to Mr. Goodhealt's factory (4 hours)>ask Captain Rakham to shut down his engine and come with you>use the steamboat to get here, write-in
>>4306930Once you have dealt with the Nautilus parts or postponed the fetch quest to a more appropriate time, what should you do? Almost every objective you had today are fulfilled.What do next before getting to Don Giovanni's mansion for tonight? (pick a reasonable amount)> [SHOP] (alchemist, apothecary, blacksmith, weaponsmith, tailor)>Alcohol gel for the City(bring alcohol to Lady Barielle and prepare the first batch of alcohol gel for the Hospital)>loot the Academy(alchemical typestamps, weather forecast, potions, artefact, books, balloon, other savants researches and belongings)>alchemical industry(find Halchemical typestamps and train your monkeys with rum to make alcohol gel)>Dwarven revolution(get the codex from the Militia Dovecote in the Citadel to decipher the Dwarven Manifesto)>[The Deep] acquire explosive or get Melie to steal the plans of the Nautilus at Ingothide&Son's vault>[The Deep] just get to Da Costa in the Dwarven Airship and ask him how to assemble the parts>avenge yourself in the Slums>write-in (write-in are always available but I may or may not choose them)
>>4306930>no>>get to the Dead Zone to get the monkeys cage to Mr. Goodhealth's factory (4 hours)This is the most pressing. They'll freeze or starve up there.>>4306933>loot the Academy>alchemical industryThe academy is nearby where we need to meet Don Giovanni, yeah? Not that out of the way, and we can get the ball rolling on producing some alcohol gel. The hospital is massively fucked. Partially due to us. Lets try to undo some of that damage we caused. Lets see if we can bump into Franz at some point as well. We can ask to borrow the Codex, and about the Cultist Bombing.
>>4306930>no>offering to the Styxshit>fight for freedomisn't this Sol alignment?>get to the Dead Zone to get the monkeys cage to Mr. Goodhealt's factory (4 hours)>Alcohol gel for the Citywe need to get to work>Dwarven revolution(get the codex from the Militia Dovecote in the Citadel to decipher the Dwarven Manifesto)>[The Deep] just get to Da Costa in the Dwarven Airship and ask him how to assemble the parts>avenge yourself in the Slumsit's fucking time
>>4306951>>4306956"Monkeys?" Rakham laughs "Are you opening a zoo?""It's a serious matter, captain." you highlight "I need them to work on a cure."After explaining about your quest for the Philosophal Stone, he concedes to help you and cast-off the ship to depart for the Dead Zone. The engine has a very unique design, it's not powering a paddle like the Mr. Goodhealth's trading ship. Arthur acute thief hearing get startled by random explosions, all coming from the engine, but the captain assures you that everything is normal. What a strange device. The steamboat leave the shed for the canals.Once you arrive near the Dead Zone, you are surprised by the silence. No more swarms of rats squeaking but also no trace of holy fire to keep them inside the area. It's almost too easy getting the cage from the Clocktower to the steamboat. All four can be placed on the main deck. The monkeys are still alive, freezing and weakly screaming, but alive.Before leaving you notice, the giant man in his strange armour/diving suit. He is sitting against a wall, his sledge hammer on his lap and the small glass opening of his helmet open. There is a biting mark on his leg."No. Don't enter the Dead Zone." he warns you as weakly as the monkeys screamed "You will get infected, it spread with the ashes... n-no, what was it already... ah yes, it's a curse! As soon as you look in the eyes of a dead, you will get infected."Alphonse warned you that some people spread fake news and you fell for it the first time. It delayed the scavenging opportunities for the Dead Zone and now he is probably protecting his loot. What do?>kill the giant, and steal his armour/diving suit, you will disinfect and repair it later>ignore himAfter dealing with the dying man, captain Rakham, Arthur and you install the monkeys in the factory where it's only slightly warmer than outside. The gorilla is already banging every wall of his copper tank, maybe he smelled his food. You give each monkey an apple and depart.-4 applesDuring the four-hour trip, you can ask something (pick 4)>[Rakham] about his adventures with Tornelli>[Rakham] about his supply of Iceburst Stones>[Rakham] alcohol problem>[Rakham] about the strange steam engine>[Arthur] about his past and how did they end up orphan>[Arthur] what did they do to survive until now>[Arthur] about his future, write-in>[Arthur] tell him about Corym>write-inIt's now 5PM, the steamboat can get you to Don Giovanni's mansion and you will have one spare hour of time before departing for the College session. What should you do of that time?>load the alcohol on Rakham's ship and get it delivered to Lady Barielle for alcohol gel production later>loot the Academy, Study of Causes : Cosmology, Astronomy and Divine Magic>[Alchemical Industry]loot the Academy, Study of Elements : Alchemy, Biology, Mystical Stones>loot the Academy, Study of Motion and Changes : Mechanics, Metallurgy, Iceburst Stones
>>4306979>kill the giant, and steal his armour/diving suit, you will disinfect and repair it laterpull the big iron and shoot, we can get a smith to fix the helmet
>>4306979>[Arthur] tell him about CorymIn the end I couldn't save him, atleast I put him to rest>[Arthur] about his future, write-inYou said you were the brains right? You need to start thinking on an escape plan, this plague is just the beginning, after this is going to be war.>[Rakham] about his adventures with Tornelli>[Arthur] about his past and how did they end up orphan>load the alcohol on Rakham's ship and get it delivered to Lady Barielle for alcohol gel production latershit, I want the divine magic book too.. I can't remember if we also needed a book for Don Giovanni and the spirits
>>4306981make him an offer and see if we can hire him, at least let's give him one last chance, ask if he had experience with the suit
>>4306956>it's fucking timeI agree, we need to move on this. But we should focus on what's pressing. We agreed to try to help the Dwarves. Personally, I'd like to raise some hell with the Elves, and try to draw out the Ambassador. We have until the end of tomorrow before the Dwarves leave. Get some coca/saffron elixir going before then, and we should be good to go for a fight with him. >>4306979>[Rakham] about his adventures with TornelliIf we're speaking to Tornelli tomorrow, knowing some more about him would be good. >[Rakham] about his supply of Iceburst StonesWe certainly need some more. If we're getting around to putting together the Nautilus, we're going to need the ship to transport the parts. >[Arthur] tell him about Corym>>4306986>In the end I couldn't save him, atleast I put him to restThis.>[Arthur] about his past and how did they end up orphan>load the alcohol on Rakham's ship and get it delivered to Lady Barielle for alcohol gel production laterWe should make use of the ship while we have access to it. Going to be out of Iceburst stones. The academy can wait, we can return for more looting later. Either after the election event as it will be nearby, or tomorrow. Maybe we could head to the tailor and sell off the cloaks we looted as well. It's in the area. >>4306988>make him an offer and see if we can hire him, at least let's give him one last chance, ask if he had experience with the suitThis.
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>4306992>[Rakham] about his supply of Iceburst Stones>[Arthur] about his future, write-intie breaker unless another player vote before I post the update
>>4306986>>4306992"Arthur, I want to tell you about Corym." you start on a serious tone"I think I already know what you are going to say." he cross his arms"Well, I... couldn't save him, at least I put him to rest, he was...""tortured beyond saving? Elves do that sometimes. He was one of the few good ones I guess.""Yeah... Sorry.""It's ok, but don't say anything to Melie, she... Let say she was not prepared to have someone treat her like a child. She's really weak when it comes to finding a father's figure.""You've been through a lot, huh?"(Optionnal) How are you going to deal with Melie?>what does the girl need, write-inThe teenager remove the top of the northern explorer outfit which made him look like a savage from the arctic and let it dangle on his back. He then raises his shirt to reveal a few scars, too much for a kid of his age you think clenching your fist."That time I lost my arm and Melie stole four small healing potions to fully regrow it. This is when I got torched saving Melie from a trap in some ruins. And that...""And how did you uh... become orphans?" "Like all orphans." he put his clothes back up "War.""So your parents were soldiers?""Nah, not really. We were part of a sutlers caravan following an army, they were travelling merchants. It's highly profitable but it comes with its own risks. One defeat and you end up with the rear guard under the enemy's fire.""I, uh...""It's ok, Alfonso. That sort of things happens." he shrugs "When dream of conquest and huge battle come to mind, one rarely think about the civilians it affects. In war, not everyone is a soldier. We became scavengers, digging what we could from battlefields, stealing the dead and all until we finally got enough gold for a trip back to the City.""At least the worse is behind you."That's... another story."(Optionnal)If you have to lecture him on how to live his life, you better think carefully about it>think about what you will say next time, write-in
>>4307021You are a little embarrassed about lecturing him on his future. He has done remarkably well until now. Maybe he was so calm despite missing three fingers because it was not his first time. On the trip back, you switch to the captain after dealing with the diving suit."Aren't you running short on Iceburst Stones, captain?" you ask"Ah, you noticed?" he bites his pipe "Not going to lie here, there won't be enough fuel for tomorrow.""So the Iceburst Stone in the engine is really the last one you have.""I planned to use the boat as a floating house until I can get my hand on more fuel and just burn wood in the heater to warm myself.""You need more?""One Iceburst Stone burns for eight hours, it's enough for one day of work."There goes your chance of gathering all the parts of the Nautilus in half a day. At least you can forward all your Iceburst Stones to Rakham if your community decide to live here or rely on Susanna pyromancy to cook and warm up."I've never seen a steamboat like that captain.""Argh, glad you ask boy. This engine was designed by my dear friend Tornelli Piccardi da Costa, il professore!""There are no paddles, how does it move.""Aha! He calls it a turbine. It's an helix in the axe of the ship, exactly like the Dwarven Airship.""The savant is fascinating. He recreated Dwarven technology?""No, even better. He thought of it himself. I swear, one day he will bring us all to the moon."________The man is rotting away in his suit. Not just a blackface, but he is swimming in his blood and pus and probably more body fluids considering the smell. He doesn't move an inch and one of the leg is completely flat, not even the bone is giving volume to the suit. You are not sure how to feed him a large healing potion if you get one or even if it will work. Maybe a miracle healing will do.>take him and promise to heal him>end his suffering and empty the suit in the canal_________After loading the rum, wheat, potatoes and plant on the steamboat you part away and continue to Don Giovanni's mansionCaptain Rakham's shed-1 bucket of gunpowder (10 doses)-2 barrels of rum (95L)-1 bag of wheat (50kg)-1 bag of potatoes (100)-10 poppy, 10 quiquina, 10 eucalyptus, 10 söy, 10 citrus, 10 chamomile, 10 saffron, 10cocaMr Goodhealth's factory-1 gorilla-4 monkeys
>>4307022>Captain Rakham's shed*delivered to Lady Barielle
>>4307022Knocking on Don Giovanni's mansion get your Bernardo to open the door. Surprised it's not Raphaella you ask the Alchemist about where is the racoon girl. He points to the second floor on top of the huge stairs of the reception hall."By the way, Bernardo, I secured four monkeys and a gorilla." you inform"Excellent." he congratulates you "80,000 doses if we bleed them dry more if we farm them, but...""I get it, it will take more time.""We can depart for the ruins as soon as you are ready. It should take less than a day on a steamboat."You entered the room where your client is supposed to be only to find him being dressed by Raphaella. Just like Franz, he has always worn very revealing clothes but this time he will be putting a more formal attire. You can also note that he has freshly inked tattoos on his body."Buonasera Alfonso." he sighs "Let's get this over with. I doubt I will have any support because of the recent event but thanks to you, I also have an ace up my sleeve."What to say (pick 2)>about your tattoos>about Franz, write-in>about the Doge, write-in>any other main character he might know, see pic >>4302876>about the ruins>about one of his device, write-in (magic lenses camera to see distant places, Mystical Stones Parachute, Grappling Hook gun, sentry gun, improvement of other devices, some idea you came up with)>about your affinity with Spirit Magic>write-in (write-in are always available but I may or may not choose them)
>>4307022>>4307048>end his suffering and empty the suit in the canal>about the Doge, write-inInform him that he is on a very weak position with all the incidents that happened recently, us delivering alcohol gel to the hospital is also gonna be a massive hit since he is putting his money on ending the plague by letting the people die.>about your affinity with Spirit MagicSince he is passioned by devices, can we ask a third question on the mechanics of the sentry gun? it's fuel, how long is it active, is it armed with bullets?
>>4307087>can we ask a thirdIt will never outweigh how he feels about traitors, no.
>>4307087>about the DogeI want to persuade him that he should push that angle, the Doge is not interested in the people, only personal gain. Therefore someone else should be take charge since the plague is still going
>>4307022>>take him and promise to heal himThe secret of his loot will die with him otherwise. We have free heals via Susanna.
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>4307087>end his suffering and empty the suit in the canal>take him and promise to heal him10 minutes before tie breaker
>>4307122>>4307118meh, sure let's heal him
>>4307102I agree with this. And the spirit magic. Hopefully we can build trust with Don Giovanni again with time. Possibly if this event works out, maybe more so if we help him improve his devices. Doubt it'll ever return to the level it once was however. Probably not if we end up ultimately going with a different route to end the plague. Which seems like the case.
>>4307102>>4307118You instructed Captain Rakham to bring the infected man to your house where he will be treated by Susanna, hoping that a miracle healing will be enough. He made the most heart-breaking sound while being moved. A grown man, almost a giant, whining like a little boy as rotten flesh peeled off his bones. You are glad you will never have to clean that diving suit yourself._______Before departing from the noble's mansion, you want to ask some things in preparation for the College session."Don Giovanni" you warn him "I think I have come up with a strategy regarding the Doge.""Oh?" he looks interested or more likely amused"Inform him that he is on a very weak position with all the incidents that happened recently, us delivering alcohol gel to the hospital is also gonna be a massive hit since he is putting his money on ending the plague by letting the people die.""Really Alfonso." he is holding back a laugh a hand on his mouth to not embarrass you "Leave politic to politicians.""What? but...""Less Humans workers means an increase in slave trade. He has never been more powerful and the nobles family respect that. It's not like half of the Noble District is going to disappear either." he switch to a more sinister tone "When they say half of the City it's more like ninety percent of the commoners and a tenth of the nobles.""But that's horrible.""That's politic. Since where were you under the impression that public opinion matters? Beside, the faction I formed is in ever worse position since we advocated for Demihuman rights as a mean to get back the job to Humans.""A-Ah... yeah...""How do you think they see the leader of that faction now that his butter has been found out to be a Demihuman murderer?""S-Sorry about that.""Well, it's not like we do this because racoon girls are incredibly pretty." he hand-kisses Raphaella who finished putting his costume "Neither because we want every Human to have a decent job. Some companies are loosing money because of the change in the workforce and that is all."Raphaella left the room blushing. So, these people are really sly bastardo. You are not even sure why Don Giovanni is doing all this. Is he a humanist? Maybe he really wants that Demihuman paradise in the New World? Or is it just power?(Optionnal) What do you think about Don Giovanni?>write-in
>>4307138"Before we leave, can you uh... I always wanted to use magic and..." you are quite hesitant to ask a favor after betraying him"Sure" but he accepts "Give me your hand."You do that."It's trash." he concludes"What?""Your affinity. Maybe just, maybe you have a very small affinity with an elemental spirit but it's completely useless. You should give up.""Wait, are you mocking me because I revealed your secret?""Alfonso, I studied among the Faeries and I take Spirits very seriously.""I see. But how is it possible?""First, it's hereditary just like most of Arcane Magic knowledge is passed down each generation of noble through their libraries. Then, sometimes it's just that spirits don't like you. Someone who's personality shift from one extreme to another is not fit to bond with a Spirit."What elemental spirit do you have a very small affinity with?>Fire>Water>Wind>Earth>Nature>Lightning>Ice>write-in (write-in are always available but I may or may not choose them)darkness and light are not considered elements here
>>4307142Using a standard gondola, you have to row yourself to conduct him to the Ducal Palace, the Don is smirking seeing you struggle. A well deserved revenge for betraying him and a very merciful one. Snow starts to fall again from a now fully clouded sky, adding to your torment. The sun has passed beyond the horizon, the only lights around are your Mystical Stone lantern and the lights of the Ducal Palace.It's becoming even harder to distinguish the form of the building, a storm is coming and snowflakes are obstructing your field of vision like a swarm of insects dancing in the wind. They started forming an ice sheet on the ink-black sea. A cold sweat runs down your spine."Don't worry Alfonso." he reassures you "It's just an assassination attempt.""'just' you said?" you exclaimThe Don raises his hands and starts calling his guardian Spirit. You have learned a lot about magic in the past few weeks. First the Divine Magic that you can now practice, calling on Sol for a few miracles per day depending on how you act according to his gospel. Then, the Arcane Magic including alchemy and strange devices like the kind Don Giovanni is fond of. And more rarely, these Spirit Magic that Elves are expert of. You know about the Spirit of Luck of Franz, of Wind, Fire and maybe Water through the Elven Commandos, what can be is guardian spirit?"Lightning!" he ends his chantThunder roars in the sky and strike several places around the wood gondola. Startled by this deluge of noise and light, you let go of the oars and curl up instinctively. And to think you were messing with this man before."It's over Alfonso."Several bodies are surfacing, face in the water, smoking. You notice the plank of the gondola have been burned by strange branches patterns, something you already saw on mast after storm."And beside, we are already here."
>>4307145A heavily armored unit of Militiamen is waiting for you. Fully covered in plate armrors from tip to toes, they are even wearing chainmails over a gambeson. You don't want to mess with these gentlemen and they don't want to mess with Don Giovanni either.You are both conducted, as if nothing ever happened, through the hallways of the Ducal Palace. A large building surrounding a courtyard reminding you of a cloistre or a castle. The guards, all wearing a gold-engraved winged-lion as a crest are moving in tight formation all around you. It's unclear if their job is to protect you or intimidate you.Finally, you made it to a small room with a massive red oak table. At one end there is this large bearded man with a powerful gaze. You can't help but avoid his stare despite him only looking at your client."Don Giorgio Giovanni, the lightmaker, representing the pro-Demihuman faction!" a man screams You didn't notice the Chamberlain and jerked in panic, unlike Don Giovanni who sustained the gaze of that man, showing only contempt on his face. He chooses to sit in front of him at the other end of the table, waiting for you to pull his chair."Don Niccolo Machiaveli of the founding fathers family, representing the Plutocrats faction!"Meanwhile, another man entered the room, clean shaved head bobbing out of an old-fashioned ruff. His black and red dress makes him relatively insignificant compared to the Doge and even more banal compared to his two bodyguards. Two dark-skinned desert tribes female warriors.What do?>pull the chair>he nearly got yourself killed, don'tAnything else about your behavior?>write-in (write-in are always available but I may or may not choose them)
>>4307021>>4307138note : these optional votes are still available, while not having immediate incidence on the quest, I will consider them as Alfonso thoughts and use that to determine his reactions and future prompt
>>4307138(Optional)If you have to lecture him on how to live his life, you better think carefully about itScavenging, digging and stealing will only get you so far enough to survive... but sooner rather than later you need to start asking the bigger questions, who you are and what do you want? There can't be just this, living life like a rat eating the trash from others.(Optionnal) What do you think about Don Giovanni?From the beginning he was a noble dandy boy who talks only about his dreams and now he remains the same. Does he left the mansion? As he ever been face to face to a three-stage infected like us? In the end, power will get to his head, just like the Doge, The grand Inquisitor and the Ambassador. Or is he different?>FirePersonally, I would go with this maybe this write in gets support>Blood I feel like it would make sense with all the shit we've seen and been through.>pull the chairlet's play the part
>>4307021>(Optionnal) How are you going to deal with Melie?The girl just needs a guiding force in her life, and some safety from the troubles of the world. She's gone through so much, we should try and ease her pain as much as we can. Let's try not to send her out on too many dangerous things, maybe even have a talk to her later.>(Optionnal)If you have to lecture him on how to live his life, you better think carefully about itWe're not going to lecture him, but just tell him to be careful. He and his sister deserve something better, and they're not going to get it if they're dead. But also tell him that if he ever needs help he can come to us.>>4307142>Elemental spiritEither lightning or ice. Both can be deadly, but if used right can preserve and improve life. Also fits our swinging from one extreme to the other. Personally, I'm leaning ice.>>4307146Who are we pulling the chair for? Don Giovanni? Might as well.
>>4307142>>WindSeems to fit a sailor the most. Not quite as cool or potentially damaging as the others, but if we harness this it could make a pretty good utility. Better accuracy with thrown weapons comes to mind. Or potentially more power behind them? Could be very useful due to mental using being a weaker stat. Surely some other stuff, but this could be very useful for us and how we fight. >>4307146>>pull the chairAnything else about your behavior?>write-in (write-in are always available but I may or may not choose them)Keep our composure. Play the part. >>4307166>>(Optionnal) How are you going to deal with Melie?>The girl just needs a guiding force in her life, and some safety from the troubles of the world. She's gone through so much, we should try and ease her pain as much as we can. Let's try not to send her out on too many dangerous things, maybe even have a talk to her later.>>(Optionnal)If you have to lecture him on how to live his life, you better think carefully about it>We're not going to lecture him, but just tell him to be careful. He and his sister deserve something better, and they're not going to get it if they're dead. But also tell him that if he ever needs help he can come to us.Supporting these.
we are definitely gonna need more time for spirit affinity vote.I feel like it needs to be something more personal and traumatic, related to the stuff we've been through.And not something that sounds op since don said it was trash or because of our personallity
>>4307156>>4307166>>4307170>>4307178>more timeNo need, vote still open. Your affinity is so low that you have no chance of using it in the near future anyway. Maybe for the endgameI'm keeping the write-in on Alfonso's thought, though
>>4307178>we are definitely gonna need more time for spirit affinity vote.Agreed. Should come back to this later. Maybe once the day is over, or during tomorrow's session. Pretty major choice.>I feel like it needs to be something more personal and traumatic, related to the stuff we've been through.Definitely. Though if Don Giovanni said it was hereditary, I'm not certain this would quite fit with that.
>>4307156>>4307166>>4307170As you pull away the chair for the Don to site, a familiar face enters the room."Lady Lisa Cremosa, heir of the Cremosa family replacing her father and representing the Conservative faction!"You knew she was a noble but never thought her family powerful enough to sit at the same table than the Doge. But what are those 'factions'?"Uh... Lady Cremosa, where is your honor guard?" the chamberlain hesitates"Hmpf as if someone like me needs o..."She stops her sentence upon noticing you. Despite being back to her more mature wizard outfit and dumping the skimpy secretary act or the revealing party dress her heart skiped a beat taking note of your presence. Her eyes clearly show that at least. What is going on in this maiden's heart?"Donna Francesca Quattroriocche, the uh... do I have to say that?" ask the chamberlain to a another participant"Yeah, yeah, come on, do it!""The... The sexiest and luckiest woman on Earth... representing the Warmonger faction.""Ah Ah Ah! See you can do it." Franz enters the room surprising almost everyoneDon Machiaveli, the only person you don't know in the room is the first to question her about her presence."What are you doing here? This is not a cheap brothel.""Calm your tits already, Macchi." she jumps on a seat, crossing her boots on the table "That old geezer was too afraid to leave his place, so they appointed me as their representative and I s...""Behave." the bearded man in the back simply saysHe is obviously the Doge. Franz just lowered her head in silence and after a moment removed her legs from the table. Her? So easily submitted? You are not sure if you are upset, impressed or jealous.(Optionnal) How do you feel about this?Jealous? Impressed? Upset? write-inThe four heavily armored Militiamen enters the room, their attire clanking with every step, and they place themselves behind the Doge, like a crown of metal."Don Cristoforio Dio, Conqueror of Paradise, His Most Serene Doge of the City!" the chamberlain finally presents him"Let's get this over with, chamberlain.""As you wish, your most serene.""Those in favor of the renewal of his most serene mandate, raise your hand."Everyone does. The Doge, of course, Franz, Machiaveli and even Lisa. Everyone except...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GytjsNUeUUY"Uh... Don Giovanni. The vote must be unanimous." the chamberlain explains embarassed"I know." he answers nonchalantly"Bwahahaha" the Doge's laugh explodes in the room followed by his men even more irrespectful laugh "Little Giorno wants another spanking, it seems.""Don Giovanni" warns Machiaveli "You managed to gather a faction in quite a record time but even if we open election, you know you have no chance of winning.""His butler killed Demihumans and he pretends to like them!" the Doge continues"His most serene is right." Machiaveli nodes "If you can't keep your own men in line, how are we supposed to entrust the City to you?"
>>4307191This Machiaveli has not straight refused Don Giovanni candidacy, it's more like he is finding excuse for himself. Don Giovanni stands up in defiance, leaning forward on the table toward the Doge."What if I tell you I have a cure for the plague?" he declaresLisa smirks, looking at you. She doesn't know about Bernardo and other routes for the cure. Does she think you are going to sell her method to Don Giovanni? Franz simply looks bored, rocking on her chair. And this Machiaveli... is howfully attentive."Please continue." he concedes to Don Giovanni"I can cure the plague." Don Giovanni continues "What can our Doge do beside letting giving away part of the City to the Inquisition and the Elves?"The Doge throws a bunch of banknotes to Don Giovanni's face. You recognize the crest of several banks, but they are mainly coming from Ingothide&Son.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYeDsa4Tw0c"I have made the Dwarf money worthless. Their most prized accomplishment, a universal token of exchange amongst the nation, worthless because that quarantine.""Good." Don Giovanni comes back "So now they pay us in gold, so what?""And what if I can make their gold worthless too?"Suddenly, something clicks in your head. The Philosopher Stone. Ingothide&Son. The Quarantine. The Fall of the Dwarven Fortress. The Revolution. The Inquisition. The Crusade. Too much information.(Optionnal) What's his master plan?>write-in"What?" Don Giovanni nervously asks"I know what you are up to Giorginoccio... As soon as you leave the City I will know where to get that Philosopher Stone."Machiaveli slowly claps his hands to interrupts a potential fight, even his bodyguards are getting nervous, the tension just escalated."Wonderful. What if we turn this into a competition as your campaign. Whoever succeeds, it will surely benefit the City." he proposes
>>4307204Everyone agrees to this unusual competition for the sake of the City, just a mean to get rid of this unpleasant meeting. Dinner is finally served after the necessary paperwork is done. You almost drool over Don Giovanni's shoulder looking at the roasted duck and oranges. Two of the Doge's guards have left to rest or eat and one of Machiavelli bodyguard too."Hey you." Franz raise her cup at your address "Fetch me some whine, boy.""This is not your servant." Don Giovanni protests "You can leave Alfonso, they should be eating in the next room.""Aww... What's up Giorno? Still angry that I'm stealing all your toys?" she continues at your address "Come on boy, I can reward you." she lifts a duck drumstickYour jaw drops at the reaction of Don Giovanni. Something extraordinary happens. He adverts her gaze. Just like a shy little boy. You can't believe it."Can't you behave more like a lady?" Lisa shuns her "Where is your usual butler now, Don Giovanni?""As you all know he left." he explains embarrassed"I hope you are not planning of discarding this one too, he looks... promising." she sensually slides an orange quarter between her lips and licks her fingers of the duck grease "Say, my dear. Why don't you bring my tissue in my coat just behind you?""Aren't you a little bit to interested, lady Cremosa?" Franz growls>bring a tissue to Lisa>fetch whine to Franz>Mamma Mia, just leave for the servants' room
https://www.strawpoll.me/20200204https://www.strawpoll.me/20349912This will not count as a definitive vote in the quest, but polls might help you voice your opinion. The real vote on Alfonso's affinity is still open.
>>4307200>(Optionnal) How do you feel about this?Amused. (Optionnal) What's his master plan?I need some time to think this over and look over past information. I doubt I'll actually come to a conclusion however.>>4307213>>bring a tissue to Lisa
>>4307200(Optional) How do you feel about this?Almost laughing of someone like her shrinking on her chair at a single command, there is clearly something else going on besides the promise of a "fight">>4307213>>4307217let's be honest, the real choice here is Sunshine, the blonde mermaid.I am gonna maintain my vote on blood spirit affinity>Mamma Mia, just leave for the servants' roomWell... ehem.. Excuse me, they need me on the other room
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>4307220>>430724110 minutes before tie breaker, even if I should really not roll for that
>>4307241Pretty much this. As for the doge's master plan...I think we need to visit the elven ambassador soon.
>>4307220>>4307241>>4307263"Well... ehem..." you cough nervously "Excuse me, they need me on the other room."Lisa smiles tenderly and suck on her fingers while Franz crosses her arm, slightly disappointed by your indecision. Franz regression 7/10Two of the Doge's honour guards are feasting on a piece of cured ham and a barrel of beer. Machiavelli's bodyguard, the dark-skinned desert tribe warrior is eating by herself with her own meal, some dried fruits and meat."Hey you!" the guards call "Yeah, you Giorgonetta's bodyguard. Come here."What a pinch. Or maybe not. They might be trying to make fun of you. But on the other hand, you can try to make them spill the beans about the Doge next move or something else with all the potions you have... About this desert tribe warrior, you don't anything about them, except that they are proficient users of artefacts and don't believe in Sol. However, she's the bodyguard of that Machiavelli noble who was sympathetic to Don Giovanni.Where should you go?>Machiavelli's bodyguard>Doge's guards>eat by yourself (dry sausage, dried fruits)
>>4307268>>Doge's guardsNeed to get any hints that we can on this.
>>4307268>Machiavelli's bodyguardI have a feeling that they don't know shit, I want to secure an ally for Don Giovanni, that would extend the vote longer and but some time
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>4307274>>430728110 minutes before tie breaker>tfw when second time I was about to post an update before a tie happened
>>4307281>I have a feeling that they don't know shitMaybe. Maybe not. I'll take any chance for new information I can get. I've been looking back over the old threads, and have been taking notes. Have a much better understanding of things now. Still no where close to understanding what the Doge is up to however. >>4307285>>tfw when second time I was about to post an update before a tie happenedTough break, man. Sorry to see that interest seems to have waned a bit.
>>4307204Some very early thoughts about the doge master plan:We know that he's buddies with Ingothide, or at least using them, we saw them together at the embassy.The Fall of the Dwarven fortress means that the dwarves are weak, the bankers (currently) rule them and they're now getting screwed over by the elves.The inquisition is currently perfecting an army of unfeeling, painless zealots who will die for the cause of Sol (or at least what the church says is the cause)The elves are being massive dicks and need to be wiped out (Not really part of his plan as I know it, just a fact that needs to be said)The philosophers stone can create anything, including limitless amounts of gold presumably.Everyone needs money. They just don't always have it.The sea people are also getting screwed over at the moment as well, so they're essentially out of the equation. Indebted to elves as well I think.As I see it, the doge is currently scheming to weaken everybody else as much as possible, though I can't quite grasp the ends of his plan. What is certain is that if he gets his hands on the philosopher stone he's going to have both an endless supply of gold and a massive army at his back, ready to do the church's bidding. I don't know what his end goal is, but what I do know is that we need to disrupt his plans as much as possible. To that end I propose we kill the elven ambassador ASAP, get someone to build the submarine, mount an expedition to the ruins, and do all we can to stop the doge.
>>4307281Going with this. The doge's guards aren't going to say squat to us.
>>4307274>>4307281>>4307293The guards shove a pint of beer in your hand and pull a smaller barrel for you to sit like them. They are unexpectedly nice, one even cuts some ham with his own dagger for you."No need to hold back. We have the easiest job in the city." on says"Yeah..." the other adds "Being the bodyguard of people like them? Aha... What a joke.""As if they need us anyway.""I bet that Machiavelli bastardo just hired some hooker in the Redlight District.""Man, look at her..." he gulps down his pint staring at the womanSo, you want to ask something the guards. Maybe about his plans, maybe about his abilities.How do you ask? All Social rolls with modifiers from -50 to +50>what if I get her in your bed? [DIPLOMACY]>I have the disease and you just breathed the air I expired, speak if you want that healing potion [INTIMIDATE]>as if the Doge stands a chance against Don Giovanni, he got nothing against him [PERSUADE]>trade an artefact or your 6-shot [BARTER]>gentlemen, let me tell you about my adventures, write-in [CHARM]Alternatively, you can get drunk with them to gain a +5 modifier and maybe they will drop a new information>get drunk to gain a +5 temporary modifier against them (Physical) (+5 sailor)
>>4307291Addendum: Make as many bombs as possible. Spend a few days going Gavrilo Princep on everyone.
>>4307294Also, you can try to write-in question if it's not about the Doge
>>4307294>Gentlemen, let me tell you about my adventures, I've been all over the city these past few weeks. From demihumans to mermaids, elves and dwarves, I've seen everything that's happened.Spend some time relaying our adventures, these guys seem bored and in need of a good story. Not sure if we should drop us being a member of the Polaris too though, considering the implications that has with the doge.
>>4307291Good thinking. The catacombs must play into this as well. Somehow. Definitely correlating with the Inquisition. We should do what we can to learn about their relationship with the Doge. From thread 3: Dwarves bankers bow to the Doge.In contact with Elves after starting the Elven Trade.Rumoured to possess innate Magic affinity.Control the Thalassocracy with an iron fist.Own land in the New World.Ascended to the title of Doge, an emergency role, by a vote.Will bankroll the first cities in the New World.Own basically every plantation in the New World.First homunculus will be Doge BabiesHe is said to have 200+ IQAncient scriptures tell of a Human leader who will descend upon the Earth and will bring an era of enlightenment and unprecedented technological progress with him.They own sugars refineries around the New World.You likely have sugar inside you right now.>The Doge is in regular communication with Heracles, forwarding the word of Sol to the Church.He learned Arcane Magic in under a week.Dwarves entrust their rivet and gear outsourcing production to him. There are no small industries in the Dwarven City, only in our City.The Doge is 67 years old, from the space-time reference point of the base Human.In reality, he is a timeless beings existing created by Uranus in all points of time and space from before Terra and Saturn were born.The Doge will guide humanity into a new age of wisdom, peace and love.Bingo. I wonder if this is still relevant, if their relations are still going well. Don Giovanni said this:>"Look at that pamphlet first. A propaganda they used to spread."Emphasis on used to.
>>4307291You just need to connect the dots, good job.>>4307304>someone remember the quick rundownfeels goodlet's resume at 6PM EDT if players show up or else 8PM as usual
>>4307294>as if the Doge stands a chance against Don Giovanni, he got nothing against him [PERSUADE]Take a few drinks, go easy, eat the ham.. strike a converstation
I'm not certain the Elves and the Doge are really working together in some grander plan. The Elves are up to their own dealings. >The Doge established trade with the Elves, as they did not develop agriculture, they rely on imports from the New World plantations. No imports/harbor, their population starves.>Elves do not give a FUCK about the workers and humans, made apparent by the crackdown on the Worker's district. Their main concern is the reopening of the harbor, due to their reliance on food imports from the New World>They want to secure the seas once and for all, from the conversation with Warmbasher. >Ambassador wants to tame the Kraken together with the Undine. Total naval supremacy? Stranglehold on trade? Who fucking knows. Corym referred to it as "a beast that cannot stop growing."I think they want to secure the seas to either ensure trade can always proceed uninterrupted, or to depower the Doge and the Thalassocracy. Either way, I don't believe them to be working together. From what I've gathered from the Doge's plans, I haven't really seen anything he could do to deal with the Elves.Unless of course they ARE working together, and they want to secure the seas with the Kraken to empower the Thalassocracy. The Doge holds one over the heads of the Elves, as his plantations are responsible for all food exports from the New World. It would make sense for the Elves to try to break out of this stranglehold. They stole the debt contract back in The Fall of a Dwarven Fortress, they're likely up to some schemes in this crisis as well to continue to put themselves in an advantageous position. I don't really seeing them working with the Doge in this. The Ambassador was behind the plan to steal back the debt contract in last quest, I'm fairly certain he would not be out for anything other than furthering his own Elven goals. Unless I misunderstood, the Elves are paying the Dwarves their debt contract back so the Dwarves build them a submarine. The Dwarves are unhappy with this, but will oblige as the New Dwarven Kingdom's workforce is facing unemployment. The best way we could go about interfering with Elven plans would be to get the debt contract back to the Dwarves before they leave, so they are not obligated to build the submarine, right? This is the most pressing thing we have going on currently, unless Don Giovanni plans on leaving to the Ruins tomorrow or something. (Which may be the case as it seems like it has been made into a competition between his own, and the Doge's campaigns.) I'm still no closer to realizing the Doge's endgame, but I'm certain he is not working with the Elves in this. Despite this, we should still attempt to destabilize the Elves' own plans.
>>4307924As for the Inquisition, they could have their own plans in this. Seems to be the case, as both the Ambassador and the Doge are up their own schemes. It would make sense for the High Inquisitor to have his own. As for specifics, I have no idea. For goals however, strengthening the church's position is a given. Divine magic is based on the believer's faith. Prior to the Northern Crusade, faith had been waning due to rapid industrialization. The High Inquisitor revitalized it, and with the raiding of the Academy before the quest began, along with other events that have occurred throughout the course of it, it seems like the Inquisition is attempting to continue to do so. They have made an army of zealots. What they plan to use their army for exactly is fairly unclear. I'm sure they still have their own plans to counteract Industrialization and anything that could lessen faith in the Church, Sol, and Divine Magic, but relations to them and the Doge could be possible. Based on this, >>4307304>>The Doge is in regular communication with Heracles, forwarding the word of Sol to the Church.They may see him as a living prophet, and take whatever information he feeds them. He could potentially use their army by proxy. Or, potentially that is outdated, or disproven information, and the Inquisition holds no love for the Doge at all. The Inquisition's involvement and plans have been kept pretty vague so far, or I'm missing a lot more information. Probably both. We really need to look more into this before deciding on what to do about the Inquisition. The Dwarven faith was mostly destroyed due to the Anvil of Vulcan being left behind in The Fall of a Dwarven Fortress, and in turn the Dwarves became slaves to the Ingothide bankers. >"You know the source of power of Divine Magic come from the believers' faith. Since we abandoned Vulcan for money we became slave of the bankers. I hope the same will not happen to you if you spread that the sun is not the center of the universe."This was our warning. We'd do well to heed it. Beyond the possibly similar consequences here, there is the effects on Divine Magic as well. I wonder if the source of power of Divine Magic is from actual, religious worshipers of Sol/Charon, or just believers in general with those with high Sol/Charon alignment being able to cast spells. Worship of Sol must be much more widespread, with Charon only having small pockets of cults and sects. Yet Charon still seems to be pretty powerful. My theory is that worshipers of Sol believe in Charon as well as the rest of the pantheon, they just don't worship or practice the faith of the others. So, if faith/religion all together dies down or wavers, Charon and his side of the pantheon would be effected as well. Or maybe I'm dead wrong. I have no idea.
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>4307302>>4307807
>>4307302>>4307807>>4307924roll 2d100,First Physical to drink and get a +5 bonus, must be under 75 (65 +5 sailor +5 thanks to outfit)Second Social to persuade to talk about the Doge, must be under 75 (45 +20 [PERSUADE] +5 thanks to dagger +5 thanks to outfit)
Rolled 86, 74 = 160 (2d100)>>4308020
>>4307924Good summary on the Elves>as his plantations are responsible for all food exports from the New WorldDon't believe all the propaganda, he own most of the plantations but there are(was) people like Piccoli and Mr. Goodhealth who also own plantation >paying the Dwarves their debt contract backthey are giving back the contract representing their debt, offering a mean of pressure on them and something that will virtually refund Ingothide&Son banknotes' value, Dwarf (read the Ingothide dynasty) mainly agree to the submarine deal because of that>from actual, religious worshipers of Sol/Charon, or just believers in generalboth, this means that despite having less believers, Charon cultist can still use Divine Magic
>>4308030Thanks for clearing that up. Added to my notes.
>>4308025>rolled 86, failuredrunkDrinking to the City's recovery, you and taking your share of cured ham, you get as drunk as your new friends. Your vision and judgment are becoming blurry when you start to talk about the Doge, taunting their loyalty."As if *hic*... as if the Doge could beat my Giovanni..." your voices ends>rolled 74, slight success"You *hic You wanna do it?!" a guard responds to you provocation "I was trained to the halberd by the Doge himself!""Y-Yeah!" the second adds "One day he even stopped a bullet with it!"You are not sure if that last part is not exaggerated under the effect of alcohol, but at least you learned what his favorite weapon is. The conversation turns in circles and goes nowhere. Before ending your meal, you take some of your dried fruits for vitamins and before you can decide of your action, it seems that the diner is over in the other room. Everyone is preparing to leave.-1 serving of dried fruits"You made new friends, Alfonso?" smiles Don Giovanni"They were badmouthing you!" you justify yourself still a bit tipsy"I'm sure they did... I noticed you were acquainted with some of the participants tonight. I will wait for you at the gondola, I need to talk with Don Machiavelli, you can talk to them if you want."This is an occasion to talk to either Franz or Lisa in private. The first for repairing the damage from refusing to fetch her whine, ask explanation about how the Doge shunned her and most importantly about the Codex in the Dovecote. The second to further prepare your expedition in the Catacombs and reveal your second option to cure the plague. Since they are going in opposite direction in the palace, there should be no misunderstanding.>go talk to Franz>go talk to Lisa
>>4308077>dried fruits*exotic beans
>>4308077>>go talk to Lisa
>>4308091alignment update>get drunk+1 Charon's alignment-1 Sol's alignmentThe Witch near the dock, about to board her gondola. The same creepy dude as at Don Giovanni's party in cloak is holding an oar, waiting for her. This time you get more time to examine him and realize it is a skeleton., probably her Divine Magic considering she can trap souls in knitted dolls. Hearing your footsteps in the snow, she turns back, printing a gracious momentum in her heavy crow feathered coat. Her black figure makes a sharp contrast with the snow.What do you want to ask (pick up to 6)>explain that you are following other routes to cure the plague, maybe she can help you as a party member>you wanted to turn that Lizardman now freed from Franz's influence and turn him into an undead trhall>about Charon Divine Magic rituals (soul-linked knitted doll, undead thrall, thurible of Discord, ...)>about your alignment and the miracles she can teach you (once you have more Charon's favor)>something specific about the Catacombs, write-in>can your students join-in?>I've heard that they are using zealots, maybe children and there will be Nicholas, the Solar Knight and Vitalis the Grand Inquisitor>write-in (write-in are always available but I may or may not choose them)
>>4308117>>I've heard that they are using zealots, maybe children and there will be Nicholas, the Solar Knight and Vitalis the Grand Inquisitor>something specific about the Catacombs, write-inHow far has the Inquisition made it into the Catacombs? What kind of undead could we expect inside the Catacombs?If we can't ask both, then just go with the latter. >Is the Inquisition investigating her family crypt? Does she need any help with the situation? >explain that you are following other routes to cure the plague, maybe she can help you as a party memberIf no one else shows up to ask anything, go with these as well: >about your alignment and the miracles she can teach you (once you have more Charon's favor)>you wanted to turn that Lizardman now freed from Franz's influence and turn him into an undead thrall to make use oThe main thing we should avoid asking is if we could use her students to help. I realize I was the original source of this idea, but I doubt she will take it well. Not worth asking.
Rolled 5 (1d100)>>4308030missed the roll>>4308117>I've heard that they are using zealots, maybe children and there will be Nicholas, the Solar Knight and Vitalis the Grand Inquisitor>explain that you are following other routes to cure the plague, maybe she can help you as a party member>something specific about the Catacombs, write-inHow big is it? What tools am I gonna need? IS there a map on the academy or the graveyard?>Is the Inquisition investigating her family crypt? Does she need any help with the situation?
>>4308139Support, but maybe replace the undead thrall one with a question about her role in the politics of everything. What's she doing, who she wants to support, maybe she should go with Don Giovanni, that kind of thing.
Rolled 16 (1d100)>>43081675 neat, let's see how I do on the other roll
>>4308139>>4308167>>4308169"Good evening, Alfonso. Fancy seeing you there. Maybe it's destiny" she jokes, but not really"I needed to talk to you about the Catacombs. I've heard that they are using zealots, maybe children and there will be Nicholas, the Solar Knight and Vitalis the Grand Inquisitor.""Those damn fanatics." she clenches her fist "Toying like that with children's lives... At least, this time I'm prepared to fight Nicholas. My students could help too, but I'm still a bit reluctant to get their help.""What kind of undead could we expect inside the Catacombs?""You read the Lich King tale, right?"https://pastebin.com/wgWFSXFj"Yeah, I remember that.""So, probably undead Wyverns, Centaures, soldiers... The Cult has tried to enter the Catacombs many times to recover the bones of the Human king who made a contract with the Lich. Nobody came back. We will have te recover the bones to perform the Dark Miracles but they should be scattered in the labyrinth protected by a Minotaur.""A labyrinth? Do I need any tool?""Don't worry, your map is right here." she winks at you "There should be an enigma to solve at the entry though. An the last part is a really wide crypt where we will have to find the tomb of the Human king where the rest of the bones are."Wyverns, Centaures, Minotaur? Nobody told you about that. And there is also the Grand Inquisitor and that scary looking knight. But right now you are more concerned about Lisa well being."How far the Inquisition made it into your crypt?""There are many accesses to the Catacombs, my family crypt is only one of many... But once they clear the Catacombs, they will have plenty of time to explore everything and find the Temple of Charon.""Glad to hear they are still not on you.""Yeah." she blushes "Thank you for asking. You're always so protective about my secret identity. You know I thought about leaving the City, letting everything behind if I'm found out. Would you...">"I would help you move out">"I will come with you">"..." stay silent
>>4308175"Do you want to help me in some dungeons? I am also investigating other route to cure the plague.""Yes." she answers with stars in her eyes "Yes, please.""Uh... I thought you could be a nice party member and...""Yes." she grabs your hands "I swear to bring death o your enemies Alfonso, let me put my skills to use and send them to the Styx."How do you want to answer to that?>"thanks">the edginess calls, write-in"I know I'm not really in good term with Charon but once I'm back on tracks, what can you teach me?""Well... I told you about Shroud. Remember? I used a large scale one at the reception. Your enemy is engulfed in darkness, loosing its senses for a brief moment. And maybe a simple Curse to weaken your opponent.""Can I have an undead thrall like yours?""Owww Alfonso..." she brings a hand on her cheek giving you a motherly look "You're just like a child. You remind me of Enzo when I first revealed him my identity.""There is a Lizardman, a really bad criminal I want to turn into an undead thrall. It was the Militia's leader mount and is now going rampant killing children."You spit it out. This very same Lizardman everyone could see was bound with Tartarus chains. The same miracle you asked Lisa to dispel, but for Susanna. That Lizardman is now killing children."Did I..." Lisa steps back horrified "Is it because of me...?"The proud and strong woman seems like she was hit at her weak point. Almost trembling. You have done a terrible thing. Freeing that Lizardman but without a plan to capture him back or even knowing if he was friendly.>promise her you will kill the Lizardman tomorrow>or justify yourself, you didn't know (Social) (-20 underworld boss -10 children involved)
>>4308175>>"I would come with you. But I hope it does not come to that. I will do what I can to help you maintain your secret.">>4308177>the edginess calls, write-in>"Charon beckons them forth. So, it is settled. You, Lady Cremosa, and I, Alfonso Barbatti, will answer the Ferryman's call. Glad to have you aboard Lisa." >"You're not at fault. I am. I dispelled it myself, and I have no justification for doing so without looking into his past prior. I have done wrong, and I swear on the Styx that I will set it right. I will track him down as soon as possible. You have my word on this."Not quite sure if we can get to it tomorrow. We have a big day, and obligations to try to receive the debt contract from the Ambassador. Maybe we could head to the tailor and pick up some warm clothing and get to hunting him down tonight? Or, we do have that resist cold potion. We're probably headed back toward the Noble District with Don Giovanni, and the Office District is on the way back home. We could try and get hunting on the way back. He surely isn't acting during daylight, right?
>>4308177>>or justify yourself, you didn't know (Social) (-20 underworld boss -10 children involved) I didn't know it would be so dangerous, I thought it was a poor slave that needed to be freed. We'll track it down and kill it as soon as we can.We don't have time to be chasing after another thing now. We'll nab it if we can, but no guarantees. We've wasted too much time this quest on unimportant stuff while the city burns down.
>>4308189>>4308198roll a 1d100, must be under 20 (40 +5 thanks to outfit +5 thanks to dagger -20 underworld boss -10 children involved)
>>4308189Support. We need to go to the militia dovecote tonight though, maybe ask Franz for access. The problem is more a militia job anyway, though they've been pretty useless in keeping the city together.
Rolled 30 (1d100)>>4308202we're fucked>>4308203>We need to go to the militia dovecote tonight thoughI don't know if She'd just let us walk out with the Codex. She may let us come there and bring the manifesto to translate. Maybe? Not sure. We'd have to stop at the blacksmith first for that.
Rolled 75 (1d100)>>4308202
Rolled 61 (1d100)>>4308202
I wasted my two rolls like a fool... 5 and 16
we got a 30, that's a failure but it can't be thaaaaaat bad
>>4308206>>4308210>>4308211>"I would come with you. But I hope it does not come to that. I will do what I can to help you maintain your secret."Lisa progression 8/10>"Charon beckons them forth. So, it is settled. You, Lady Cremosa, and I, Alfonso Barbatti, will answer the Ferryman's call. Glad to have you aboard Lisa."+10 Charon's alignment>rolled 30, failurewords don't bring back the dead"You're not at fault. I am. I dispelled it myself, and I have no justification for doing so without looking into his past prior. I have done wrong, and I swear on the Styx that I will set it right. I will track him down as soon as possible. You have my word on this.""I... understand" Lisa turns back "But these words are not going to bring back the dead children, neither they are going to protect the other.""I uh... I'm sorry.""Not as much as I am."Lisa regression 6/10The Witch get onboard her gondola and signals her thrall to row back to the shore. You are now heading back to the Noble District with Don Giovanni since Franz already left. The Don looks relaxed, exhausted maybe."It went well Alfonso. I may be able to get Don Machiavelli support if we get a cure, but if the Doge get the Philosophal Stone before us, it's over.""What was that about the Doge warning you he will get it first as soon as you leave the City?""You know they tortured Bernardo, right? Probably to get the Philosopher Stone's location. Depending on how much he told them they narrowed the ruins locations to some island and are ready to set sail. They just wait for us to move and give them the right direction.""I'm kind of lost here. Is there a time limit to get it before them?""I don't think so. It's more like a race and we are the one to give the starting shot. Also, there will probably be a fight in the ruins."Don Giovanni is closing his eyes, enjoying his half victory over the Doge while you row him back to his mansion. There, Raphaella welcomes you back. It's 10PM and you are offered shelter for the night considering the thick snow flurries raining down on the City. Tomorrow white blanket will get to your ankle.What do?>use Don Giovanni gondola to get home (3 hours because gondola)>get home on foot but risk encountering Elves and Militia (3 hours thanks to artefact)>sleep here until 7AM>to the Arsenal to try talking to Franz
>>4308236>>to the Arsenal to try talking to FranzDrink the resist cold potion. We're pressing on. We need to speak to Franz. See if she knows anything about her former Lizard, and to see about borrowing the Dovecote Codex.
>>4308236>to the Arsenal to try talking to Franz
>>4308236>use Don Giovanni gondola to get home (3 hours because gondola)let's see if we can salvage the friendship
>>4308241>>4308242>>4308244-1 resist cold potionYou depart for the Arsenal ready to renact your northern exploration but... since Don Giovanni unlocked his tunnels under the City for you, at least in those parts, there is no need to face the snow above. It takes less than an hour navigating underground to get to the Arsenal where small tavern are still serving the Militia."Come on, fight me you coward." Franz's voices can be heard inside one of themAs you pass the front door, letting the blizzard blowing inside, the music stops. Some dude with a kettle helmet and a half cape as a poncho just entered the saloon. It's you.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SIizvT5Bk8"Hey, it's Franz's gigolo!" they cheers "Please get a room and calm her.""Aaaaalfooooonso!" a drunk Franz calls you "The Doge was mean to me."Is she crying?"Fight me."At least she is still herself. It's not going to be a simple wrestling, she even took the sheathe of her zweihander making everyone steps back, flipping their tables and chairs.What do?>ask for a sword and attack (Physical) (-20 boss)>ask for a sword and parry (Mental) (-20 boss)>write-in (write-in but you may not be able to stop her and get to fight without being prepared)
>>4308257>>ask for a sword and attack (Physical) (-20 boss)Might as well. Maybe the dice will finally give us a break.
>>4308257>ask for a sword and parry (Mental) (-20 boss)let's dance around and ask questions while we fight
a little late, but these are the spell Lisa can teach you once you reach +40 with Charon(Shroud, your opponent loose all his senses for a limited amount of time, cost 1 miracle and 10 pts)(Curse, cast a -20 modifier on your opponent, cost 2 miracles and 10 pts)https://pastebin.com/edit/vppFmxtd
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>4308264>>43082685 minutes before tie breaker
>>4308268>let's dance around and ask questions while we fightPretty slick. I'll support this. Maybe we could use the parrying dagger in our off hand? Seems a bit ludicrous to use up against a zweihander, but +5 to parry is +5 to parry. >>4308269>(Curse, cast a -20 modifier on your opponent, cost 2 miracles and 10 pts)Nice. Can we eventually move up to more spells assuming we can get our alignment high enough?
>>4308264>>4308268>>4308272roll 1d100, must be under 30 (45 -20 Franz +5 thanks to outfit)
Rolled 58 (1d100)>>4308273
>>4308272ok for +5 if used in off-hand, but you get a -5 because of wielding a zweihander with one hand, so...
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>4308273
Rolled 42 (1d100)>>4308273
>>4308275Ah, shit. We have a Zweihander as well? I'd still say it's worth the trade off, as Physical is our best stat anyways. We should invest in a shortsword or rapier. Or loot one. We've mainly stuck to knife fighting, getting a longer weapon for fights like this wouldn't be a bad idea.
>>4308274>>4308276>>4308277>rolled 42, fail-*IGNORED*>rolled 52, failureThe female soldier leaps toward you with roof guard, she is going to make the sword falls down on you. Raising both the dagger and the sword you were entrusted with to stop her, you fail to apply enough strength to repeal her hit and feel the bite of her steel in your clavicle."What the Styx, leader?" a Militiaman exclaims"What?" she simply stepping back on unseasy feet"Were you trying to kill him?She shrugs as you bleed out. This is not looking good. You are going to die actually."Quick, someone get healing potion!" the Militiaman shouts"Leader drank all of them already!" another notesFranz takes you by the collar and raise you from the ground where your blood is starting to drench to wood. Hauling your arm over her shoulder like you were a wounded comrade she declares to her men."That's 32 straight victories since I came back, ou pathetic worms." she shouts at their adress "Let's go to the Citadel Alfonso, find ourselves some nice healing potion." she drool in your ear."-20 from the paincan't use right arm>This woman is crazy, drink your medium healing potion to stop the bleeding and get out (this will not heal your broken clavicle)>go to the Citadel with her
>>4308283>go to the Citadel with herWhat we came for. Just hope we don't bleed out on the way.
>>4308285>Just hope we don't bleed out on the way.this. have the medium healing potion on hand in case the bleeding worsens. keep it hidden under our half cape, however.
>>4308283>>go to the Citadel with her
>>4308285>>4308289>>4308297She takes you out of the tavern, leaving a trail of blood behind. Thanks to the potion, you don't feel the effect of the cold and avoid a relapse. On the horizon, you try to distinguish the flat shadow of the Citadel, but because of the sloping walls it is covered in snow. Feeling your consciousness starting to vanish, you try to grab your medium healing potion. The blood is dripping from your shoulder on your fingers, there's only your right arm left since she is carrying your left side. It's no use. You pass out.You are running in a snow field, chasing some Elves with a pistol in one hand and a dagger in the other. Mercilessly executing the first one with your flintlock pistol taking a duelist post you get the rest scared and they turn to you, paralysed. Like deers under the lantern of a stagecoach. You jump on the first one, stabbing him in his heart and then the second one. After this slaughter you wipe out some blood on your forehead and dig the snow to retrieve what they were trying to steal... Corpses... Corpses everywhere. Physical 70 (+5)Mental 40 (-5)Social 40"MOOOOOOH" you wake up, a cows's tongue shoved in your faceThere is a warm straw mattress under you and your wound is healed. The friendly bovine is wagging its tail to his new friend. Someone told you the Citadel had cows, a measure for long siege, maybe the cheese factory is not far enough. You take hold on the mattress to stand up, groping something squishy in the process."Hmmmpf... I don't want to go to school, mom" It's Franz. It's Franz's breast to be precise.What happened last night?>wake her up>explore the Citadel alone
-20 from the pain overcan use right arm
>>4308305>explore the Citadel alonewe are not gonna need to wash our hands tonight
>>4308305>>explore the Citadel alonethe entire militia seems to know us by now. we should be fine.
>>4308327We have a very strange relationship with the militia considering all the people we've killed. I'm not complaining though.
>>4308326>>4308327>>4308332Not taking any interest in Franz innocently displayed chest, you gather your belongings and move on. Without a mask or gloves, you have to be careful, maybe you will not be able to leave the Citadel without the mandatory facial protection.You know where the large healing potions are, and you also want to get inside the Dovecote where they receive messages and decipher them. This building is probably their food cellar too. What do?>large healing potion, you can pretend Franz sent you>Dovecote to try getting the Codex despite just being a 'squire'>stuff some cheese (proteins) in your bagWhere to get a mask?>go find a Militia uniform and tear it>maybe use Franz's clothes
>>4308338>>Dovecote to try getting the Codex despite just being a 'squire'>go find a Militia uniform and tear itButton up Franz's clothing before we walk off. Or at the very least cover her up in some way.
>>4308338>large healing potion, you can pretend Franz sent you>go find a Militia uniform and tear itgrab the rest of the militia and cover up Franz
>>4308356Actually, supporting this. Still voting to cover her up however. Not certain we can get the Codex on our own, and I don't really feel right leaving her there passed out. This is the Militia we're dealing with. She may be their commander, but come on. Lets go get a large healing potion, come back and wake Franz up, and offer her the medium one. Net gain of potion, and happy Franz.
I hope we can get more than just one
>>4308350>>4308356You approach your hand from both side of her open gambeson, trying to pull on each side to button her up and realize that... the reason why she never buttoned up is that the gambeson is too tight. It might have been issued for a man or her breasts are too big for it. When you accidentally groped her, it clearly didn't fit in your hand. Defeated, you gather some straws and cover her before leaving.First you exit the barn for the what you think is the Dovecote. Seeing a pigeon just coming back you confirm your initial suspicion about this building function. There's only one Militiaman busy deciphering some message with what should be the Codex.What do?>just stab him and steal it, you really need those explosive recipes (no roll)>use the phonograph trap to lure him out and steal it (Mental) (+10 phonograph used as a diversion)Alternatively"hey do you know that Franz is in the barn?... almost naked" [DIPLOMACY]"You haven't finished translating, yet? Just bring what you have already!"[BLUFF]"hey nerd, check my phonograph trap/6-shots", write-in [PERSUADE]"want some sausage?", write-in [BARTER]"stop what you are doing and listen to my adventures, boy", write-in [CHARM]
>>4308371>"You haven't finished translating, yet? Just bring what you have already!"[BLUFF]If we mention that we're Franz's buddy we should get away with it.
>>4308374roll 1d100, must be under 70 (40 +5 thanks to dagger +5 thanks to outfit +20 BLUFF)
Rolled 55 (1d100)>>4308378
Rolled 47 (1d100)>>4308374Nice. >>4308378
>>4308380>>4308381>rolled 47, successwagie in the bird cagie"You haven't finished translating, yet?" you shout, startling him"Wh-Wha-What is it?" he stutters"Just bring what you have already!"You clap your hands to press him while he gathers his pages, making the pigeons of the dovecote agitated. After tripping right at the entrance he run to another building, the one where you were supposed to get the uniform. The book he used as a reference has word written in every language and their corresponding translation in yours, what a find! It's a dictionary, you can use it to translate the documents or maybe communicate with Susanna since you don't know how to write.+Codexhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VRr9NG7RE0The next location is the where you found healing potions during the assault. People are giving you strange look on the place-of-arms. Surely, wearing the exact same clothes as the assassin who infiltrated the Citadel a few weeks ago has made you suspicious... Wait it was you."It's you!" a Militiaman exclaims opening the door you were about to passhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/4195533/#p4212109The man you took has a hostage before he fell to under your charms, enthralled by your charisma. You let him live despite the fact he stabbed you after falling under the effect of the thurible of discord.What do?>surprise headbutt>flash your most charismatic smile, maybe he is still under the effect of your charms (Social)
>>4308390>It's you? What?
>>4308390>>flash your most charismatic smile, maybe he is still under the effect of your charms (Social)Hey there Slick. Why don't you keep it down?
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>4308397>>430840110 minutes before tie breaker
>>4308397>>4308401roll 1d100, must be under 50 (40 +5 thanks to outfit +5 thanks to dagger)
Rolled 21 (1d100)>>4308409
Rolled 56 (1d100)>>4308409
>>4308414>>4308421>rolled 21, total success"Hey there Slick."Your voice is music to his ear, and he softens in a state of bliss"Why don't you keep it down?" you addsHe nods furiously and let you pass, this was easier than you thought. Maybe he will be of some use later. However, inside, the newly appointed Militiamen to that building are guarding the shelves of healing potions. Small, medium, large, more than you can dream of."Hmm? It's Franz's gigolo. What do you want?">"I'm taking Franz daily supply of healing potion to her" (you don't know how much they will give you)>"I need this much healing potion for Franz", write-in (Social) (unkown modifier depending on how much you ask for)
>>4308422>Two large ones for Franz
>>4308422Goddamn shaved Alfonso is perfect, its hard to find pictures with our original beard shape and with muscles
>>4308429>roll 1d100, must be under 10 (40 +5 thanks to outfit +5 thanks to dagger -20 large healing potion -20 another large healing potion)
Rolled 8 (1d100)>>4308438
Rolled 1 (1d100)>>4308422>>"I need this much healing potion for Franz", write-in (Social) (unkown modifier depending on how much you ask for)Two Large healing potions. I'd like to head after the Elves today, so they should have plenty of medium healing potions to loot as well. Rough set of plans. Let me know what you guys think. >Head to Lady Barielle's (Rum is there, right?) with some coca/saffron to turn into elixir/steal a couple of them from goodhealth's factory>Raise hell around Elven territory. Try to draw out the lieutenant, or another higher up to interrogate regarding the debt contract/Ambassador>Draw out Ambassador if necessary, or head to where ever he is now staying after the Embassy fire>Juice up on blow and saffron>Fight, kill, loot>meet Dwarves/Da Costa, return debt contract>go find lizard if possibleIf we can task somebody else with creating the elixir if we cannot steal it, we could take the opportunity to go try to learn about the whereabouts of Franz's former lizard. I'd like to try to find additional information regarding it throughout the day, but overall put it on the back burner until the Dwarves leave.
Rolled 63 (1d100)>>4308438>>4308442Nice
>>4308442We need to take the codex to the dwarf blacksmith so he can make a bomb for us, but that otherwise sounds good. Also we can use the alcohol to make firebombs.
>>4308442Nice>>4308438How much do large healing potions normally cost?
>>43084525 gold coins or 2 pistols
>>4308441>>4308442>>4308450"Two large healing potions for Franz." a sweat runs down your cheek as you gauge ther reaction "p-please""Heh." he frowns "Much more than her daily small healing potion, but I am not loosing my life over some junkie addiction. Here, take one more just in case."+3 large healing potionsIncredible, it worked. You exit the building trying to shave your loot in the bag, but with the codex and all your potions, plus the elven cloak, it's a bit cramped. You have to choice but to carry them in your hands. While you are heading for the last building to get some uniform, the translator comes trying to keep pace with a determined officer.-10 loaded on some actionsYou get out of the Citadel before being found out and are back to the Arsenal, without a mask... You can use the tunnels under the Arsenal to not be arrested and emerge on the outskirts of the Craftsmen District, or try to make one with the Elven cloaks.How to get a mask>shred an Elven cloak to use as a mask? (+5 masks)>use the tunnels to get to the Tailor for a maskIt's 7AM, what are your priorities for today? (pick a reasonable amount)What are your priorities for today (pick a reasonable amount)>feed the monkeys, so they don't starve>undead thrall, hunt and kill the Lizardman child-eater and bring the body to Lisa> [SHOP] (alchemist, apothecary, blacksmith, weaponsmith, tailor)>Alcohol gel for the City(bring alcohol to Lady Barielle and prepare the first batch of alcohol gel for the Hospital)>loot the Academy(alchemical typestamps, weather forecast, potions, artefact, books, balloon, other savants researches and belongings)>alchemical industry(find Halchemical typestamps and train your monkeys with rum to make alcohol gel)>Dwarven revolution(get the codex to the Dwarven Blacksmith and decipher his manifesto)>[The Deep] build the submarine to bring weapons to the deep water caves(steal the plans in the Ingothide&Son bank with Melie and Arthur or talk with Da Costa in the Dwarven Airship)>[The Catacombs] prepare and go(just pass by the Magic School to tell Lisa you are ready and you are good to go)>[The Ruins] prepare and go(steal a boat, get your party on it and set sail for the Philosopher Stone island with Bernardo)>avenge yourself in the Slums>make elixir using alcohol and the plants you got>write-in (write-in are always available but I may or may not choose them)Also, you learned that you have a very small affinity with one of the Elemental Spirit, which one already?>Fire>Water>Wind>Earth>Nature>Lightning>Ice>write-in (write-in are always available but I may or may not choose them)darkness, light or blood are not considered elements hereWaifu poll (no indicent on the quest)https://www.strawpoll.me/20200204
resuming at 6PM EDT if players show, or else 8PM EDTThe vote on the Elemental Spirit will be final even if I have to do a tie breaker.
alignment update>[PERSUADE]+5 Sol's alignment-5 Charon's alignment>court someone+5 Sol's alignment-5 Charon's alignment>Use underground tunnels+10 Charon's alignment-10 Sol's alignment>envy something +1 Charon's alignment-1 Sol's alignment>tell lies+1 Charon's alignment-1 Sol's alignment
>>4308455>use the tunnels to get to the Tailor for a maskAnyone think we should drop a healing potion by Franz? She did help us out.>feed the monkeys, so they don't starve>Dwarven revolutionRevolutionaries + bombs, what can go wrong?>make elixir using alcohol and the plants you gotAfter that, we get ready to hunt down the ambassador.>IceWe are cold and sometimes brutal. But there is some healing aspect to our character.
>>4308474>>use the tunnels to get to the Tailor for a mask>Anyone think we should drop a healing potion by Franz? She did help us out.Definitely. We can leave behind the medium. The militia man mentioned her daily ration was simply a small potion, so lets avoid trying to get her too fucked up. >>feed the monkeys, so they don't starve>>Dwarven revolution>Revolutionaries + bombs, what can go wrong?>>make elixir using alcohol and the plants you got>After that, we get ready to hunt down the ambassador.Supporting all of this. Solid. We could probably sell off the Elven cloak at the tailor as well.Only thing I'd like to add is: >undead thrall, hunt and kill the Lizardman child-eater and bring the body to LisaMainly the hunting aspect of it. Do our research and attempt to get closer to where we can find it, but not really going out of our way to do so. Just asking people we have a chance to meet throughout today about the whereabouts of the Lizardman and whatever else they may know. We're pressed for time on the Dwarven thing, this is pressing as well, but we really can't spare much time. >>4308455>Also, you learned that you have a very small affinity with one of the Elemental Spirit, which one already?>Wind
>>4308455>Alcohol gel for the City>use the tunnels to get to the Tailor for a mask>[The Deep] build the submarine to bring weapons to the deep water cavesWe need to talk to Da Costa >avenge yourself in the Slums>Fire
Rolled 2 (1d3)>Ice>Fire>Wind1 hour before using this tie breaker
>>4308474>>4308799>>4308808>FireEscaping the Militia officer and the translator you rush back to the barn and hide a medium healing potion next to Franz's head. She is still asleep, snorting and drooling, with your makeshift straw blanket covering her breast."Hmmmpg... I'm gonna be a hero, mom." she whispers in her sleepA strange personality. For now, she is an ally but you doubt she will vote for Don Giovanni. She also mentioned knowing the Don. Not wanting to get caught in that barn, you leave the Citadel rushing back to the Arsenal. Hiding under your kettle helmet to avoid showing your absence of mask you quickly run out of tricks before entering the tunnels. Just as you expected last night, the snow almost reaches your knee. If it were not for the canals, you would not be able to distinguish any form in the City.Once in the Craftsmen District, you stumble several times on frozen bodies hidden in the snow. Some of the shutters you saw yesterday closed are now wide open, letting the cold invades people's home. Thankfully, Mario is still guarding the rooftop of the Tailor and greets you."Hey Alfonso." he waves his rifle 'Who was that man Arthur brought to our house?""I need his armor and maybe he can show us where he hid his loot if he feels grateful enough." you explainSell something, Social (+5 good relationship with the Tailor)>Assassin Outfit (+5 Physical, +5 Mental and +5 Social)>3 elven cloaks (+10 sneak)You take a mask and a pair of gloves as an advance payment for Mario's workday and leave for the Blacksmith. It's around 9AM when you get there, the Dwarf greets you with a bloody halberd."It's happening! Nobody is going to touch my weapons." He shouts with blood injected eyesThere is a trail of blood on the snow leaving his shop. He defended teeth and nails his treasure, to what extents his sickness will take him? You show him the Codex, making him drop the weapon and fall to his knees, almost like a prayer. He takes the book away and start kissing the cover.He has already gone back inside, flipping the pages of the dictionary to translate a text in Dwarvish. "What's wrong? You can't read Dwarvish?""Ah ah! Foolish Human, as if we were going to write our precious manifesto in Dwarvish. No. You have to translate from Dwarvish, Gnomish, Elvish then back to Dwarvish, then...""You lost me.""Just help me with this, Human."Original text of the Manifesto:We hold these lands to be self-sufficient, all products are harvested respectfully, they are gifted by Ceres with certain limited availability, among these are potatoes, wheat and the abundance of root.The factories of the products, formed into a National Corporation, considering incompetence, rushing or contempt of the availability of the products to be the only causes of private deficit and the firing of employees, have suggested to consolidate them.Codex entries (see pic)>decipher the manifesto, write-in
>>4308995Also available>give upAfter translating the text of giving up trying you can have to think about your next location and if you want to sell the Elven dagger to the Dwarf.Sell something (Social)>2 Flick Knives>1 dagger +5 parry +5 Social>1 cleaver (+10 damage)>2 elven daggers (+5 when sneak attack)Where should you go next?>the Slums and avenge yourself>get home (get apples for the monkeys, get help to hunt the Lizardman, get help to retrieve the plans)>get to captain Rakham (help to carry the submarine parts, can't bring you under the Airship without fuel for his boat)>get to Lady Barielle (alcohol gel for the Hospital, brew elixirs)
>>4308995>2 elven cloaks (+10 sneak)haggle a little, fine elvish cloth right herewe hold these truth to be self-sufficient,all dwarf are harvested respectfully, they are gifted by Vulcan with certain unalienable right, among these are life, liberty and the happiness of pursuit.The factories of the dwarf, formed into a national assembly, considering incompetence, rushing or contempt of the right of the dwarves to be the only causes of public misfortune and the firing of government, have suggested to consolidate them.
>>4309025>get to Lady Barielle (alcohol gel for the Hospital, brew elixirs)
>>4308995>>3 elven cloaks (+10 sneak)There will be many more where these came from. No skin off our back to sell them. >>4309025>>2 elven daggers (+5 when sneak attack)Same as above. We'll have access to more of them easily enough. >get home (get elixir ingredients, speed potion.)Working on attempting to decipher the Manifesto. Just posting my vote as soon as possible. Will follow up with a reply with what I've got done afterward.
>>4308995>>4309034>decipher the manifesto, write-in>We hold these truths to be self-evident, all Dwarves are created respectfully, they are gifted by Vulcan with certain unalienable rights, among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. >The representative of the Dwarves, formed into a National Assembly, considering ignorance, forgetting or contempt of the rights of the Dwarves to be the only causes of public misfortune and the corrupting of government, have resolved to consolidate them.I believe I have the first line completed, not so certain about the second.
>>4309027>>4309034Good translationThe manifesto also has many recipes for various explosives and details on how to draw the patterns of the alchemicals circles to craft them. New recipes added:gunpowder : 1 Iceburst Stone + 2 coalexplosive : 1 Iceburst Stone + 1 coal + 1 sugarrocket fuel : 2 Iceburst Stone + 1 coaldust bomb : 1 Iceburst Stone + 1 flourincendiary : 1 Iceburst Stone + 1 alcoholsmoke : 1 Iceburst Stone + 1 sugarroll 2d100First one to sell cloaks, must be under 55 (40 +5 thanks to outfit +5 thanks to dagger +5 because good relationship)Second one to sell Elven daggers, must be under 50 (40 +5 thanks to outfit +5 thanks to dagger)
Rolled 25, 29 = 54 (2d100)>>4309058
Rolled 47, 15 = 62 (2d100)>>4309058
>>4309060>>4309061>rolled 25, clear success3 Elven cloaks for 7 meat cans>yes>no>rolled 15, clear success2 Elven daggers for 3 gold coins>yes>no"UUUUUUUHO!" The Dwarf shouts, ecstatic. "These words of wisdom it's even better than instruction for a bombing or an assassination."Somehow, you defused an exploding situation. It's strange how these small actions or inactions can have such a huge impact on so many lives. Like when you didn't force the Apothecary to reveal the secret of her symptom retardant elixir or stopped the Organ Harvester.You are about to leave the Craftsmen District, satisfied with how you saved two of the shops here, the Tailor and the Blacksmith. Maybe it's the effect of the resist cold potion, but you feel all warm inside despite the cold air. This day looks promising."whaaaa whaaaaaaa whaaaaaaa" a baby cries from inside a house>ignore and continue to the Workers District (Social) (-10 to ignore what nature and society designed to not be ignored)>go inside the building
>>43090833 Elven cloaks for 7 meat cans>no2 Elven daggers for 3 gold coins>>yesWe don't need to be overloaded from the cloaks. Lets just bring them home and sell more of them in bulk so we can get some gold out of it. We have quite a lot of meat at home already.>go inside the buildingBe cautious, yet hasty. Draw the dagger and the revolver. It could potentially be the Lizardman. Or it could be another phonograph trap? The other one was a baby's cries as well, right?
>>4309083>yes>yes>go inside the building
>>4309093>>4309101A dagger in one hand, the revolver in the other, you kick the door open and take cover against the wall. You were ready for an Elven arrow or worst, a Lizardman, but the enemy escaping the building is much smaller. From the squeaking and the trails in the snow forming, you recognize rats. Inside, true horror awaits.A family, or more precisely, their remains are gathered around a stove. The half mummified corpses because of the cold are half-devoured by a swarm of rats. This is where they went after the holy fires near the Dead Zone died out. The cries are coming from a baby carriage hanging from the ceiling, something the vermins can't reach.How are you going to avoid the swarm ?>use a ignored potion>throw a hate potion at the swarm>throw your dry sausage to lure them away
>>4309115>>throw your dry sausage to lure them awayWe've got another at home. And less of a waste than a potion. Maybe tear it in half before throwing it to give the swarm two things to focus on?
>>4309083>yes>no>>4309115>throw your dry sausage to lure them awayHalf a sausage if we can
>>4309137>>4309138>>4309211-1 dyry saysageIt doesn't take long for the swarm to react to your offering. The rats leave the place like a liquid leaving a bottle, massing up on a corner. You get to the cart and take the baby with you before they come back finishing the family around the stove.-20 overloadedtemporary travel time multiplied by two"whaaaaaaaaa whaaaaaaaa whaaaaaaaaaaa" your new companion criesOutside just before the rats can assault you, it is now your responsibility to take care of that young life. You can't help but feel a little hypocrite considering how much lives you took.After crossing the bridge under the same mockeries of the guard you get are faced wuth quite a problem. The baby keeps crying and you don't know how to stop it. If it continues, you might attract attention. The Lizardman, the Elves or worse.It's 1PM, what do?>nothing and continue>write-in (write-in are always available but I may or may not choose them)
>>4309261let's sit somewhereif we still have sugar, dip our finger and put it on the baby's mouth then adjust the elf sound machine into a lullaby
>>4309261Does the Phonograph trap still have the baby cries record? Back when we initially found it, that is. That's what got us. If not, take a moment to record the kid's cries to use as bait for the Lizardman later. Live bait may work much better, but that doesn't really sit right with me. Then continue on home after giving the kid a bit of our sugar. Think it's still on us.
>>4309261 dump it in the canal Do we know anyone who can take care of a baby? Anyone at all? Nobody we know even has kids.
>>4309283at first, I thought Luigi or Valentina, but I think it's best we drop it off at the church or the hospital once we deliver the gel
>>4309314>but I think it's best we drop it off at the church or the hospital once we deliver the gelagreed. should definitely attempt to stabilize things more at the hospital before going with that option however. overcrowded mess, the kid would be hung out to dry.
>>4309283>>4309314>>4309317If only Luigi and Valentina were still here, you wish. You don't have anyone to take care of that baby and even consider abandoning it at the Church or the Hospital. Sitting under porch to feed the baby some sugar you lose precious time in an open area where his cries are carried far away by the cold stagnant air.*TCHACK*Without warning, you receive an arrow in the chest and fall on your knees in the snow. Distant laughs of Elven scum can be heard and you recognize their chant to summon the Spirit of Fire. Are you going to end like that? As the many charred bodies filling the street of the Workers District?temporary -20 from the painreduced lung capacityThe heavy kettle helmet prevent you from looking on the rooftops, some blood is starting to flow out of your mouth and drip on the baby still crying.What do?>reach for an ignored potion and cover the mouth of the baby >beg for your life and offer the sugar to them, write-in (Social)>break the arrow's tip, remove it from your torso and drink a large healing potion (Physical) (-30 near death situation -20 from the pain -10 to do it fast enough)>curl up behind your helmet to resist the fire arrow (Mental) (+10 against projectile +10 against fire)
Sorry for the long delay between posts, I'm still trying to get back to last week's pace.Resuming at 4PM EDT if players show up, or else 8PM EDT
Rolled 55 (1d100)>>4309501>>break the arrow's tip, remove it from your torso and drink a large healing potion (Physical) (-30 near death situation -20 from the pain -10 to do it fast enough)Fuck it. We really need to make a smoke bomb.
>>4309667don't roll before the choice is locked, this roll does not count
>>4309501>curl up behind your helmet to resist the fire arrow (Mental) (+10 against projectile +10 against fire)We have a medium health potion
>>4309501>>curl up behind your helmet to resist the fire arrow (Mental) (+10 against projectile +10 against fire)Should have a good chance here. >>4309506No worries Alde. Thanks for running.
>>4309667>>4309711>>4309896roll 1d100, must be under 65 (40 +5 thanks to outfit +10 against projectile +10 against fire)
Rolled 27 (1d100)>>4310133
>>4310151rolled 27, clear successnot today, knife-earFrom the angle at which the arrow across your torso pierced is placed, you deduce the general direction from which will come the Spirit Fire imbued arrow. Slightly bowing your head, you use the kettle helmet as a shield and brace for impact, getting the baby closer to your head behind the protection.When it hits, you first feel the impact, shutting your mouth close violently and compressing your neck. Then the fire explodes but does not ignite you, everything slide on your right, the opposite side from where you are holding the baby. The blanket of snow melt under the sudden deluge of fire in an apocalyptical noise covering your protegee's cries.Since there was no other hit, he should be alone, what do?>reach for an ignored potion and cover the mouth of the baby >beg for your life and offer the sugar to them, write-in (Social)>now that he is chanting again, break the arrow's tip, remove it from your torso and drink a large healing potion (Physical) (-30 near death situation -20 from the pain)>curl up again behind your helmet to resist another fire arrow and prepare your 6-shot, maybe he will get bored and come closer (Mental) (+10 against projectile +10 against fire)
>>4310176>>curl up again behind your helmet to resist another fire arrow and prepare your 6-shot, maybe he will get bored and come closer (Mental) (+10 against projectile +10 against fire)
>>4310184roll 1d100, must be under 65 (40 +5 thanks to outfit +10 against projectile +10 against fire)
Rolled 38 (1d100)>>4310195
>>4310197>rolled 38, successtrench warfare experienceYet again, another blow hit your helmet. But harder this time. Enough to be stunned while holding your headgear. You wonder why his shot are getting more powerful, growing a dangerously more sizeable orb of fire near you. This time your heard something fall from a rooftop into the snow.temporary -5 stunned"Filthy barbarian, just die already!" he swears, getting closer>reach for an ignored potion and cover the mouth of the baby >beg for your life and offer the sugar to them, write-in (Social)>break the arrow's tip, remove it from your torso and drink a large healing potion (Physical) (-30 near death situation -20 from the pain -5 stunned)>curl up again behind your helmet to resist another fire arrow and wait for him to get closer (Mental) (+10 against projectile +10 against fire -5 stunned)>use your six-shot to fire at him (Mental) (-5 distance -5 stunned +10 artefact -30 near death situation -20 from the pain)
>>4310223>reach for an ignored potion and cover the mouth of the baby
>>4310223>>>reach for an ignored potion and cover the mouth of the baby
>>4310251>>4310287The pressure is immense. So close of getting enough alcohol gel to prevent a hecatomb and to get a cure for the plague. You can't allow yourself to fall for something like that, it's just too risky. Reaching for a phial, you swallow your blood mixed with the ignored potion while covering the mouth of the baby still crying. It does not take long to hear the Elf confused swearing."By the World-Tree I swear I saw something down here."He does not even know why he was here. Meanwhile, the baby struggles to breath against your hand, but slowly ceases to fight. For him it was an agonizing eternity. The Elf turns back while you uncover the baby's mouth who is now motionless.More blood drips down on the arrow, falling on your protegee's face. Your hands feel weak as your realize what you just done. You didn't know covering his face would prevent him to breath. You... You didn't know. Taking forever to reach the healing potion, carefully avoiding moving the arrow across your torso, you keep the baby close to your heart, as if your life could flow in him. Breaking the arrow's tip and retrieving the projectile makes the pain radiates in all your upper body. With all the time you need in the world you take small gulp of the potion until the wound is healed, which is about half of the large healing potion.-1 large healing potion+1 medium healing potion-5 stunned over-20 from pain overStanding back, still holding tightly the baby's corpse and carrying all your loot in the bagpack, your jaw is clamped holding back your sorrow. You don't know why you are still holding him. It's over. You killed him. That the least heroic thing someone could do, killing a baby.-20 depressed on some actions>pray to Sol for forgiveness (Social) (+31 affinity -20 baby killer)>pray to Charon for the passage of his soul (Social) (-4 affinity -20 baby killer)>just... move on
>>4310306>pray to Sol for forgiveness (Social) (+31 affinity -20 baby killer)
>>4310306>>pray to Charon for the passage of his soul (Social) (-4 affinity -20 baby killer)Whoops. Nothing we can do now, Charon can take it from here.
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>4310317>>431031910 minutes before using tie breaker
damn, we can't even try to ressurrect him?
>>4310317>>4310319>>4310325roll 1d100, must be under 56 (40 +31 affinity -20 baby killer +5 thanks to outfit)
this is the second baby Alfonso has killed
Rolled 58 (1d100)>>4310331>>4310332That's another one for the kill count.
Rolled 36 (1d100)>>4310329>resurrect dead is dead, man>>4310331What a shame. At least now we don't need to deal with taking caring of it. Still, a bit harsh.
Rolled 86 (1d100)>>4310331Sol giveth and Sol taketh...
Rolled 14 (1d100)>>4310331Lesson fucking learned, ignore anything and everything that is not the primary objective.
>>4310336>>4310337>>4310338>>4310356>rolled 14, clear successSol giveth and Sol taketh...+20 Sol's alignment-20 Charon's alignmentFinding a meaning in this innocent death, you convince yourself that it must be to fuel your anger toward non-Humans and especially Elves. This is not vengeance, simply your duty as the chosen species to exterminate all who dare to challenge the Human dominion. Your muscles stiffens, you take a decisive step toward your house after offering a proper funeral ritual to the baby thanks to the elemental fire next to you."Welcome home Alfo..." Melie starts when seeing you crossing the doorA new resolve is showing on your face and Melie, impressed stayed silent with an open mouth. The giant man you ordered Arthur to rescue is sleeping on the ground since the mattress where was completely soiled by Valentina. Now that you think about her, it's time to come to the conclusion that she will not return and disappeared just like Luigi. The man looks fine, without any injuries or sign of infection, his suit, on the contrary still has some bits of rotten flesh and feces inside. Susanna, feeling your presence slightly bows her head in your direction. Once again, she used her healing miracle to save someone and pyromancy to keep the home warm over the night instead of using completely the Iceburst Stone.Update from Home Inventory1 Iceburst Stone (1 hours of heating)-2 cans of meat-1 serving of exotic beans+1 diving suit+5 applesYou are sill loaded with all the things you carry. The next stop could the Pearl of the Ocean where all the rum is waiting for you with the Mystical Stones. But you also have the Codex now, to translate the documents from the Ambassador and communicate with Susanna since you don't know how to write.>translate the documents of the Ambassador (Mental) (-5 Elvish -5 don't know how to write) (2 hours)>stay home and write something for Susanna on her palm with cold water, write-in (Mental) (-5 don't know how to write)>just make these changes in the inventory and depart for the Pearl of the Ocean, write-inhttps://pastebin.com/vppFmxtd
>>4310366>+20 Sol's alignment*now Solar Knight with 2 miracles per day (2 left)
>>4310366>-20 Charon's alignmentFUCK>just make these changes in the inventory and depart for the Pearl of the Ocean, write-in>Write "Thank You" on Susanna's palm before leaving>Take a dry sausage >Take 2 Coca>Take 2 Saffron>Take a Speed potion>Leave the Northern Explorer Outfit (If we have not already. Not sure if Arthur wore it home or not. Probably, but just a precaution either way.)>Leave 3 Elven Cloaks>Leave the Codex >Leave 2 large healing potions
>>4310366Quick question, when does the dwarven ship leave, today or tomorrow?We're going to have to spend a lot of time prepping for the assassination of the ambassador, grabbing as many iceburst stones and coal as we can to make explosives an incendiaries. Where do we even get coal?
>>4310382damn right pagan, Sol providessupport on the inventory update >>4310390I think we already have some lumps of coal that we took once, not sure
>>4310390Today : 2PM, 4th Day before the Nones, Month of SolTomorrow : 8PM, Departure of the Dwarven Airship
>>4310402>>4310390I think we still have time today once we are done with Lady Barielle fast
>>4310406>>4310402>>4310390While unloading your bag and making changes in your inventory, you wonder where you could find coal. Some recipes your learned need it. Maybe charcoal can do the trick by burning the piano and the bed in Parotti's apartment. But you should ask Bernardo before or risk loosing resources while attempting a transmutation. There is also the option of getting coal from the steamboat you crashed or the Hothouse both in the Noble District.Before leaving, without changing clothes since you have the resist cold effect active, you crouch to Susanna's level and trace something in her palm. It's so simple that you don't need to look for the correct orthograph in the dictionarry."Is something the matter, champion?" Susanna asksYou take her hand, making her gasp of surprise. The cold droplet of matter on her hand elicit a lewd moan from her which makes Meli's blush an turn her back. Arthur is smirking at you. "Thank you" you simply write"Oh champion it is... It is nothing, I am forever grateful to you. Please use me as you wish."Susanna progression 6/10The trip to the Pearl of the Ocean is relatively easy. You have an ignored potion active and can use Lady Barielle's underground tunnels just like the ones of Don Giovanni in the Noble District. To make it even easier, you have a travel artefact in order to make it in one hour without breaking a sweat. The Pearl of the Ocean has many Fishemen busy bringing dead whales attached to ropes."Come on guys." Lady Barielle cheers them "Chop-chop! We have a business to run."You start by waving at her weakly after the disastrous night at the Embassy. She notices you, turning toward you from under the porch of the brothel. With a snap of her finger an army of Fishmen lay down in the snow for her to cross barefoot holding her dress. Fire erupts in her eyes, almost frightening you and once she is at proper reach, she slaps your face."That's for being a terrible dancer." she yells "And that's for burning that plankton eaters house."She raises her arm around your neck, leaning down on you. Despite tip toeing on her Fishmen, she can barely reach your jaw for a peck.What do?>maybe you can kiss her>you came here for business, skip and ask somethingAsk something (up to 6)>Medicinal Algae from the Deep>The Kraken and why did the Fishmen had to leave the Deep>you want to brew alcohol gel with the whale fat and Mystical Stones she collected>tell her about Corym, write-in>blessing of the Deep, write-in (conditional or non-conditional buff)>can you speak with Mr. Goodhealth about this, write-in>write-in (write-in are always available but I may or may not choose them)>wow nice feetAlchemy and elixirs >brew this, write-inhttps://pastebin.com/uRyT0CVHI am writing what you can brew with your current inventory, but if you already figured it out go on
These are all the things you can craft (Mental)>saffron elixir +20 Mental (Saffron+Alcohol)>coca elixir +20 Strength (Coca+Alcohol)>alcohol gel (Mystical Stone+Alcohol 1L+Fat~1can)
>>4310444>you came here for business, skip and ask something>Medicinal Algae from the Deepdo you eat it? do you have to make tea? so what is it some sort of lettuce that grows in the water, how strong is it? >you want to brew alcohol gel with the whale fat and Mystical Stones she collected>inform her about the situation with the ambassador (the deal with his water spirit and the kraken)>talk to her about supporting Don Giovanni, the Doge's whole plan is to leave everyone weak, that won't happen if Giovanni can atleast buy more time. She is not gonna stay on the city forever atleast you could earn an ally, a soon to be powerful ally.>tell her about Corym, write-inI found him.. the elves had their ways with him, I would've expected them to treat one of their own gentler.. but I guess even traitors don't get a pass.. It's over now, I put an end to it, he rests now. >alcohol gel (Mystical Stone+Alcohol 1L+Fat~1can)
>>4310490Support, although we don't really need to ask about the ambassador situation, we already know how that's worked out. Ask her about if she knows where we can grab some iceburst stones, we need those to assasinate the ambassador.
>>4310490This, however don't bother with the gel. I believe this is intended to be a single unit produced, yeah? Not kicking off full scale production for the hospital. It'd be best to create elixir, to utilize in fights against the bosses. Assuming we can do both:>>saffron elixir +20 Mental (Saffron+Alcohol)>>coca elixir +20 Strength (Coca+Alcohol)She don't lieShe don't lieShe don't lie
>>4310509still alcohol gel is useful to have
>>4310512Ah yes, at last I truly see. We have a deadline to fight the Elven Ambassador, so instead of creating everything possible to help us through the most difficult fight yet, we will dedicate our chance at crafting to creating soap to wash our hands with after we get our ass kicked.
>>4310515where your goddamn FAITH We were ready to kill the ambassador at the party and we are gonna be ready again, remember that we have Sol daddy points back, besides with the iceburst stones, the coal and the sugar bag we can make a bomb.
think of Susanna, the kids, the man in the suit and Marioif we have more time to make another lets make this one>>saffron elixir +20 Mental (Saffron+Alcohol)
>>4310521>where your goddamn FAITH Drifting down the Styx. >We were ready to kill the ambassador at the partyNo we weren't. The dice threshold was around 5. >and we are gonna be ready againNot if we're making soap. Do you want to offer to bathe him? Pretty sure he has an Water Elemental for that. >we can make a bomb.Do not forget the debt contract. If we still plan on retrieving that, bombing the person who has it in their possession is a bad move.
>>4310490>>4310504>>4310509While I am writing the update, you can roll 3d100 Mental for crafting alcohol gel and elixirsFirst one for alcohol gel, must be under 45 (40 +5 thanks to outfit)Second one for Saffron elixir, must be under 45Third one for Coca elixir, must be under 45
Rolled 38, 88, 89 = 215 (3d100)>>4310534
Rolled 34, 31, 60 = 125 (3d100)>>4310534
>>4310536and the sole roll you get is just gel lel
Rolled 6, 2, 3 = 11 (3d100)>>4310534
>>4310570Noticed that too. Had a pretty good laugh. I'm content with just the Saffron succeeding. That was the main thing we needed to shore up.>>4310572Never fucking mind. Jesus Christ. Good one.
>>4310572Oh come on, this is getting ridiculous.
>>4310572goddamn.. elixir of the gods
>>4310584>>4310576>>4310575You land your rough heavy palms on her frail nude shoulder, a clear signal that you are not in the mood. She bites her lips in frustration and clench her fist on her a dress harder. Playing hard to get is the way to her heart but after that incident at the Embassy you wonder where you stand with her. Maybe giving her something to chew on (not your lips preferably) would allow her to satiate her need to conquer men who can resist her."I wanted to ask about the miraculous algae." you startShe interrupts you, raising one hand and slightly lifting her dress upward with another. Mr. Goodhealth, the Apothecay, who was carrying whales with the Fishemen rush on her feet."Now you can ask." she let you continue"Do you eat it? Do you have to make tea? Do what is it some sort of lettuce that grows in the water, how strong is it?" after you enunciate all your questions she nonchalantly kicks Mr. Goodhealth "Natural aphrodisiac they use for their mating season." the Apothecary explains, overjoyed to be useful "It also has miraculous healling virtue, even stronger than a potion or Divine Magic. It grows only under several hundred meters. It's a gift from Poseidon, the last of the Old Go-""Enough pig!" she kicks him again "The deal was to help us fight the Kraken who laid its nest in our caves and in exchange, he would have commercialized the algae.""Can it cure the plague?""Probably..." she puts a finger on her tempting lips searching in her memories "I remember about a sailor we found, all the bones in his body broken, about to die from an infection. Just a tiny amount, about an inch long, rubbed on his chest cured him.""Then what?""My father killed him." she says without flinching ""Without Da Costa" the Apothecary dares "We don't really know where the main field is though."
>>4310616That settles it. You wonder how much of that miraculous algae you will find in the deep. If you find enough fill the submarine you are bringing with them you should be able to cure everyone."I want to kickstart the production of alcohol gel." you get to the point"Don't forget about that I deserve three-quarter of the profit." she proudly plants her fist on her hips"Yeah... I think I know how to industrialize the process but for now I can produce it myself."Industrialize? Interesting...""Yeah, it's something about training monkeys to use alchemical typestamps.""What's a monkey?" she tilts her head"Uh it's... it's an animal a little bit less intelligent than your Fishmen.""Then, why not use my Fishmen?""Wha... Yes! Yes! Of course! I just need the alchemical typestamps.""Perfect." she smiles deviously "Then I will take nine tenth of the profit."She played you like a fiddle! But you don't care, do you? It's in order to save the City and you are not looking for personal profit. Training monkeys will take time an effort, Fishmen are about jsut as intelligent and also need the alchemical typestamps.Deal or no deal?>yes, the Fishmen will start the production once you bring alchemical typestamps>no, you will take time to train the monkeys(Optional) About the price, you can still change it but for now>how much should you sell the alcohol gel for, write-in"Would you change your mind about Don Giovan..." you try"Not a chance." she refusesThat was straightforward enough. Maybe you can manipulate her into supporting him like you know how to do with the women. For now, she is a little bit more than a friend and clearly interested in you.(Optional) Should you take advantage of Lula once she is yours for political manoeuvers?>yes>no"Let's move to another topic then." you continue "I know that the Amabassador is a Spirit of Water user and that there is also an Undine involved.""An Undine? Really?" she looks astonished "But... But... He can't! He can't! That's cheating."She stomps over the Fishman under her and also kick in Mr. Goodhealth face to his delight. Her burst of anger reminds you of a spoiled child making this new potential threat hard to judge."That's cheating." she repeats "Alfonso, this is serious business." her translucent eyes pierce you like a pair of daggers "Make me fall in love with you.""Wait what?""This is a serious threat, the Undine is going to boost his powers. I can fight by your side but my charms can get even stronger if we become one."That was really unexpected. But even more is her determination to get serious with you. She wants to fall in love with you, not just make out like horny teenagers. Is it really how her charms can get stronger? You remember about her blessing from the Deep, a charm that allowed you to get stronger with every enemy you killed. If she has even stronger blessings up her sleeves, this should be interesting.
>>4310618(Optional) What do you think of this proposition?>if you make her fall in love with you it would be hypocritical to not commit yourself to her>you are just going to use her, you're that kind of man after all>no, let's keep it profesionnal and defeat them with the power of friendship"Hmmr..." you clear your throat "Let's decide about that later. I have bad news for you.""Not again." she sighs"It's Corym. I found him... the Elves had their ways with him, I would've expected them to treat one of their own gentler... but I guess even traitors don't get a pass.""I... suppose." she is anticipating what you have to say"It's over now, I put an end to it, he rests now.""F-Fine." she snorts "He was bound to fall under my charms anytime soon.""Are you alright boss?" the Fishman under her ask"Shut up." she kicks him down... weakly... "Wha-What use do I have for a man who can't fall under my charms anyway? He was just talking about Science all day and night.""Boss?" the Fishman tries again"He was... He was my only friend." she is holding back her tears, her cute face having some spasmsWhat do?>do something, write-in>do nothingAfter dealing with Lula, you get busy with Alchemy, drawing circles in the snow under the heeve-oh of the Fishmen who brought rum, fat and Mystical Stones here. You feel bold enough to try twice the amount of each ingredient. The complex patterns you drew shine with a bright light. Every Fishman stops his work to gaze at it."Ohhhh... shiny." one says"Shiny." another addsAnd it goes on like that until they are all subjugated by this uncanny beauty. Does it have any meaning for them? Light? For creatures of the Deep they have a strange relationship with gold too.>rolled 6, clear success+2 Alcohol gel-2 Mystical Stones-2L of rumGetting inside the Pearl of the Ocean, you find the necessary cook wear to distillate alcohol with the Saffron and Coca, getting two elixirs after one hour of brewing.>rolled 2 and 3, clear success+2 Coca elixirs+2 Saffron elixirs-2 Coca-2 Saffron
also, for the elixirs-2L or rum
>>4310618>>yes, the Fishmen will start the production once you bring alchemical typestampsWe don't have the time to train the monkeys. We could potentially get around to it depending on what we have going on in the future, lets reevaluate after we acquire the typestamps. Speaking of monkeys, we have not fed them today. We really ought to do that, but for now we have the elixirs, so lets go try to capture and interrogate an Elven Commando to get information on what the Ambassador is up to now. Or we could go try to gather materials for explosives, however I'm not so sure about utilizing them in a fight against him. If the debt contract is on him, it will probably be destroyed in any blast near enough to him. >how much should you sell the alcohol gel for, write-in1 gold a per vial of Alcohol Gel sounds good. >no>>4310622>>no, let's keep it profesionnal and defeat them with the power of friendship>do something, write-in"I'm sorry about Corym. There was nothing else I could've done. You and I are friends. Don't forget that."
>>4310504>where we can grab some iceburst stonesnot the right person to ask
>>4310622>>4310618>>yes, the Fishmen will start the production once you bring alchemical typestampsfuck it, the faster we deal with this, the better.. can we make a counter offer? 80% percent, we are going to be teaching the fishmen and we already did all the heavy liftting.Also, she gets the money but we are gonna be delivering the alcohol and producing it, that means putting our name on the hospital and on the people. >how much should you sell the alcohol gel for, write-in1 gold a per vial of Alcohol Gel sounds good.>if you make her fall in love with you it would be hypocritical to not commit yourself to hergonna be honest here, there's no way Alfonso can fall in love with Lisa, Franz, Susanna or the true romance choice Sunshine.At this point, the man must be losing his mind to the bloodlust... killed two babies, killed a shit ton of people, bite someone's throat off watched friends die, killed innocents, saw people get tortured etc.Too much stress for someone without breaking don't you think?>Comfort her, place a hand on her shoulderCry, he was your friend, I don't remember the last time I've cried.. I don't think I can anymore
>>4310618>yes, the Fishmen will start the production once you bring alchemical typestampsIf we get the time, we'll train the monkeys, but for now let's do this.>(Optional) About the price, you can still change it but for nowOne gold sounds good.>(Optional) Should you take advantage of Lula once she is yours for political manoeuvers?Yes, but don't actually exploit her, try to convince her.>if you make her fall in love with you it would be hypocritical to not commit yourself to herIf.>do something, write-inComfort her, and say that there was little she could do. Give her a hug, she seems like she needs it.So after this, we need to find some iceburst stones. I've no idea where to get them though. Raid the cannery?>>4310649With the bombs and stuff, as long as we don't land them on his chest the debt should be fine. I was thinking that we use them to blow his legs off or something.
>>4310675after this, we should head to the dwarven airship and meet the professor. I know they leave tomorrow but I would rather get this over with maybe smuggle him out?
>>4310675we need to find some iceburst stones. I've no idea where to get them though. Raid the cannery?Is the ignored potion still active? We could just walk in. We should drink the speed potion as well. It's already getting late, if we're getting coal we'll either have to use charcoal, or head all the way to the Noble District. >should be fineDon't we have the option to use an explosive to get into the Ingothide vault for the nautilus plans? If it can blow open a vault door, I'm convinced the Ambassador would become nothing other than a red smear after it went off. If it was close enough. We used one in the Citadel escape: >"You throw the package out of the building and aim with a flintlock pistol. Trying to shoot it before it landed proved to be grave mistake, because you only hit the edge of the explosive. The reaction starting on the edge propelled the package just a few meters away from where you wanted it to land before setting off completely in a thunderous explosion.>Militiamen bodies are lying down like trees under the fire breath of a dragon, some launched up in the air. It probably made some victims, but more injured than dead."It COULD work and leave the contract unscathed, but I'm still pretty reluctant to try it. I would be very much open to using one against the Ambassador's mage, I'm sure he will be present in the fight if we don't go through precautions to prevent that.
>>4310697>>4310684>>4310675You decided to entrust the full chain of production of alcohol gel to Lula and the Fishmen, receiving only a one gold coin for every ten unit produced. Considering what you have already made and the remaining rum, you will get around nine gold coins for this, unless you provide more alcohol which is the limiting factor.About the young mermaid crying in front of you. Using her for your own agenda is not really your style. You may be the most incompetent failed hero the City ever knew after killing that baby and letting your friends die, but you have principles. And people are spreading your name, right? At least the patients at the Hospital recognize you and some persons you saved know your name, that's... not enough to be qualified as a hero sadly."I'm sorry about Corym. There was nothing else I or you could've done. You and I are friends. Don't forget that."You let her small frame sinks on your large muscular torso."Cry, he was your friend, I don't remember the last time I've cried... I don't think I can anymore."And indeed, your eyes feel dry as if you did blink for a while now because of the stress. You are still thirsty for knife-ears blood, the only thing that keeps you moving and help you forget about that baby. What was his name? What his parents wanted him to be? Your sailor's shell peels away hearing the mermaid sobs and you end up thinking about your parents too. You cry.Lula progression Exhausted, Lula goes back inside her brothel helped by some Fishmen. You notice that her tears did not leave any stains on your clothes, instead your pockets are filled with pearls. Small little white balls with gold dust gleaming on the surface.+4 mermaid tearsThere are still plenty of things to do. The monkeys need to be fed, you have no idea where to find Iceburst Stone and with captain Rakham boat out of fuel, you have to find your own gondola to get under the Dwarven Airship floating on the lagoon.It's 4PM, what do? (you can do both, but it will cost more time of course)>get home, take the apples and feed the monkeys in the Industrial District>get to the Academy to loot the alchemical typestamps>there is at least one Iceburst Stone on display in the Hothouse Transmutation chamber, and you will steal it>the slums, just avenge yourself and steal everything you canThere is no time to lose>jump in the Grand Canal and swim if you have to cross it, you have a resist cold potion active and healing potion anyway>drink a speed potion>loot a house to get their resources (Iceburst Stone)Alternatively>[Catacombs] let's go (gather a party, get to the Cemetary and go)>[Ruins] let's go (gather a crew, a mean of transportation and go)
>>4310717>you can do both*you can pick as much as you want in both prompts
>>4310717maybe we should charge more... meh, let's decide for sure once we get the gel going>the slums, just avenge yourself and steal everything you can>get home, take the apples and feed the monkeys in the Industrial District>drink a speed potion
>>4310738This.24 hours of speed.We can feed the monkeys on the way to the slums. Maybe the man from the Dead Zone is awake by now. He might be able to come along. If not, Arthur and Melie need to be armed at all times in the apartment, just in case he reacts violently upon waking up.
>>4310748we should leave one of the flintlock pistols loaded and a elven dagger with Arthur or Melie
>>4310751They have like three daggers at home, they'll be fine. We should sell some eventually to the dwarf.
>>4310770the day elves show up at our house they are gonna be surprised.>three daggers>three capes>multiple health potions
>>4310772Once we get bomb production going, we should really start mining places to fuck with the elves. Maybe even demolish the embassy.
>>4310778>>4310772>>4310748-1 speed potiontravel time halved (again) +10 on some actionshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DOKrl5L66wYou drink the speed potion, letting the liquid runs through your veins. One of your finger twitch, your whole hand is trembling. It's like being drunk on adrenaline with the Mercury talisman enhancing the effect of the potion. You start running back and home but as balance your arms to control your momentum, you feel lighter and starts taking huge leap without breaking a sweat. You get home, grab the apples and feed the monkey in less than an hour.-5 apples"Hey, it's Franz's gig-"The Militiamen of the bridge can't even react as you pass through. Streets and canals succeed one another, you are now on the outskirts of the Disinfection Camp where the canon is not manned any more. Actually, there are nobody alive inside the Camp. Everyone is lying on the ground, half-buried in the snow, spread in an arc around the only access bridge in front of the canon...No time for this. You get to the Slums by 6PM. It's night-time and only the faint light of randomly placed street fire provide enough visibility for you. However, this is enough to find the little brat who tried to mess with you. Wait, it's you who tried to kill him already. What do? (pick one)>look around for his accomplice hiding in the rubbles (Mental)>threaten him with your six-shot to know where is the loot (Social) (+5 six-shot +5 baby killer)Battle preparation (pick as much as needed)>drink saffron elixir (+20 Mental)>drink coca elixir (+20 Physical)>cast Inner strength, grant +10 by injury, don't feel pain, cost 1 miracle and 10 pts (Social) (+51 affinity, 2 miracles left)>cast Warmth, healing yourself, don't feel cold, cost 2 miracles and 10 pts (Social) (+51 affinity, 2 miracles left)
>>4310794>You drink the speed potion, letting the liquid runs through your veins. One of your finger twitch, your whole hand is tremblingSpeed upon speed upon speed. Lets take this as far as we can. No foreseeable consequences if we down a coca elixir. None at all. Nope. >>drink saffron elixir (+20 Mental)>>drink coca elixir (+20 Physical)>>cast Inner strength, grant +10 by injury, don't feel pain, cost 1 miracle and 10 pts (Social) (+51 affinity, 2 miracles left)With Inner Strength in the picture, we won't even feel our heart about to burst out of our chest. And with the Saffron, we should be able to have enough of a boost to our mental to use ranged weapons with the negative modifier we'll probably have due to twitching.>threaten him with your six-shot to know where is the loot (Social) (+5 six-shot +5 baby killer)>kid blinks>suddenly a jittery coked up (accidental) baby killer is before him brandishing a revolver yelling about lootbest quest
>>4310794>drink saffron elixir (+20 Mental)Let's save inner strength, we might need warmth after this.>look around for his accomplice hidng in the rubbles (Mental)
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>4310809>>431081310 minutes before tie breaker
>>4310815If you've started writing already, disregard this. I'd like to change to >look around for his accomplice hidng in the rubbles (Mental)As entertaining as the other option could be, I'd rather play it safe here. We don't know who lies in wait. Even with inner strength, your pain modifiers are brutal.
>>4310813>>4310823play safe, don't play safe, do what you would enjoy the mostroll 1d100 (Mental), must be under 45 (40 +5 thanks to outfit)
Rolled 84 (1d100)>>4310826No Saffron modifier?
>>4310826also roll another one to cast Inner Strengthroll 1d100, must be under 96 (40 +51 affinity +5 thanks to outfit)>>4310827yes, new DC 65
Rolled 35, 57 = 92 (2d100)>>4310829So is that 2d100?
Rolled 88, 22 = 110 (2d100)>>4310826>>4310829
>>4310794>+5 baby killerGoddamit.
Rolled 46, 46 = 92 (2d100)>>4310826>>4310829
>>4310833>>4310809>+5 baby killerACCIDENTAL baby killerftfy
>>4310827>>4310831>>4310832>>4310843>rolled 35 (Mental) and 22 (Social), successalmond activated/Pray the Sun-1 Saffron elixir-10 Sol's alignment+20 Mental (ends tomorrow at 6PM)+10 by injury, don't feel pain (ends after sleeping)The Saffron elixir intense smell assaults your nostrils even before your drink it. Once in your body, you feel a cold rush to your brain. You now perceive the world around you just a little bit slower, even hear the slightest sound in the rubbles. With a clear head, you can take on any mental problem right now. And that you do. One, two ,three, four... All the kid's accomplices from last time in the rubbles are found.There is a small makeshift bunker hidden as pile of garbage from where one rifleman is aiming in the direction of the kid. He shares his hideout with another companion, unarmed, probably to take turns. Behind a half collapsed building, you can see a mace and scythe sometimes showing up.Since you have the ignored potion effect, you can try to silence each group separately but that means dealing with two enemy in the span of a second to not trigger an alert. The garbage bunker causes another problem though. If you try to enter there, you might slip on something and raise awareness about your presence. And finally, the kid is known to use potion to escape or maybe enhance his fighting abilities. What do?>shoot the kid's leg to immobilize him, but reveal your presence (Mental) (+10 artefact)>throw a flick knife at him (Mental)>throw your cleaver and kill him (Physical) (+10 damage)>grab the rifle protruding out of the bunker and toss it, but raise awareness about an invisible enemy>sneak behind the building >sneak inside the garbage bunker (Mental) (-10 garbage as sound alarm)>use the phonograph trap to lure the men behind the building/inside the bunker out, write-in>write-in (write-in are always available but I may or may not choose them)https://pastebin.com/vppFmxtd
>>4310854>>sneak inside the garbage bunker (Mental) (-10 garbage as sound alarm)
>>4310854>sneak behind the building
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>4310859>>431086210 minutes before the tie breaker
>>4310859Support,we take the guns and from there we shoot the kid
>>4310859>>4310862>>4310874roll 1d100, must be under 55 (40 +20 elixir +5 outfit -10 garbage)(was about to post)
Rolled 65 (1d100)>>4310876
Rolled 40 (1d100)>>4310876
Rolled 33 (1d100)>>4310876
>>4310890>>4310881>>4310878>rolled 33, successhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4hR7HI7u2oCarefully avoiding kicking in any of the metal cans on littering the ground or taking hold on the crumbly rubbles walls of their makeshift bunker, you make you way inside. Just as expected, on his aiming in the direction of the kid while the other is resting. They use an Iceburst Stone to warm themselves, they probably light it up one hour ago just with the sunset. A dozen cans of meat are piled in a corner but that's all. Not potions.The rifleman has a very bad trigger discipline and killing them could result in him firing a warning shot.>use your cleaver and strike his skull deep enough to prevent any reflex (Physical) (+10 damage -5 skull)>use your dagger and carefully aim at his heart from behind (Mental)>write-in (write-in are always available but I may or may not choose them)
Rolled 72 (1d100)>>4310876
>>4310893>use your cleaver and strike his skull deep enough to prevent any reflex (Physical) (+10 damage -5 skull)
>>4310893>>use your cleaver and strike his skull deep enough to prevent any reflex (Physical) (+10 damage -5 skull)
could we drink the coca elixir real quick?
>>4310900if nobody opposes it before the roll call, yes
>>4310893>use your cleaver and strike his skull deep enough to prevent any reflex (Physical) (+10 damage -5 skull)>>4310900I'll oppose it. I want to save it for the ambassador.
Rolled 45 (1d100)>>4310907>I'll oppose it. I want to save it for the ambassador.Fair enough. Do keep in mind we have two of them. However, I'll back this up and take the roll without it. >>4310905
>>4310899>>4310896>>4310907roll 1d100, must be under 75 (70 +5 thanks to outfit)
Rolled 23 (1d100)>>4310910does the 45 still count?
Rolled 16 (1d100)>>4310910
Rolled 88 (1d100)>>4310910
>>4310917>>4310912>>4310911>>4310908>rolled 16, successM-MASAKA!With the cleaver raised as high as the ceiling allows it, you make it fall on the head of the rifleman a few inches down its skull. He does not convulse and just collapses on himself, his body bringing the cleaver stuck in him. You hand still firmly gripped on the handle you appreciate how limp his neck turned, it's like cutting meat.You giggle at the sinister thought. And let it rest here for the moment with a nervous smirk. The man behind you is still asleep, totally unware of what is going to happen to him.Should you make him up just a second before killing him with your dagger>yes>noAfter that, you acquired a rifle and twelve cans of meat, also an Iceburst Stone with seven hours of fuel. Is it enough? The night is calling for vengeance, deep down in you someone is screaming "no". You retrieve the cleaver, enjoying the sounds of mushed brain and skulls part.What do?>shoot the kid's leg to immobilize him, but reveal your presence (Mental) (+10 artefact)>throw a flick knife at the kid to immobilize him (Mental)>throw your cleaver and kill him (Physical) (+10 damage)>sneak behind the building >call the kid from the bunker (Social) (-5 on a killing spree)>write-in (write-in are always available but I may or may not choose them)https://pastebin.com/vppFmxtd
>>4310921>>noNah. I may be the Charon guy, but I'm not about to cut myself on that edge. >>4310921>>sneak behind the buildingWe'll take them all out in stealth. Then confront the kid about the loot stash. We will score. Lets try to avoid killing more children however. It's one thing to have it happen in an accident, it's another thing entirely to do it intentionally.
>>4310925Support. At the rate we're going we're going to be called the butcher of... whatever this place is called.
>>4310921>no>sneak behind the building
>>4310933>>4310930>>4310925You step in front of the bunker slit from the rifle is pointing and pass next to the kid who has a foot on a wooden crate. This small gain does not interest you, the objective is to steal their reserve. But as you are about to pass behind the building, carefully avoiding any rubble on the ground, you notice quite creepy going on. The kid is looking in your direction, bewildered. You step back and and move forward again... his eyes follow you."Oi!" He shouts to the bunker "Yer sleepin o wot? That fookin' puffa is back!"He must have taken some potion to notice you despite the ignored effect. Metal rattling can be heard from behind the building. The guy with the mace and the other with the scythe are coming while the kid is drinking something.>fast draw and kill the kid and the (presumed) zealots (3 Mental roll) (+10 aiming +20 elixir -10 heat of battle -0/5/10 with each roll)>leap next to the kid and headbutt him before he does anything (Physical) (-10 heat of battle -5 to perform this +10 speed potion)>throw your cleaver at the scythe/mace guy, write-in (Physical) (-10 heat of battle -5 if scythe +10 damage)>throw your flick knife (Mental) (-10 heat of battle -5 if scythe)>write-in (write-in are always available but I may or may not choose them)
>>4310921>>4310925>>4310930If we want Sol points to fight the Ambassador, we need to fight him in "fair" combat. That might meant we can wake him, toss a dagger to him, then just go to work. He is awake, armed and challenged to personal combat. Might be min maxing but we need all the help we can get. I really want to not lose our ability to use miracle before the penultimate boss for this route.>call the kid from the bunker (Social) (-5 on a killing spree)Give him one chance to walk away quitely. Let him take a few cans of meat but let him know that if he betrays our offer we will kill him and everyone he cares for. Maybe not today, or tomorrow, or even next week. But those who break their word when offered mercy will be punished.
>>4310939>If we want Sol pointsalignment update after the fight
>>4310936>>throw your cleaver at the scythe/mace guy, write-in (Physical) (-10 heat of battle -5 if scythe +10 damage)Go for the Scythe. That fucker will be harsh to fight.Yell at the kid as well. Something to piss him off. After throwing the cleaver. >>4310939>If we want Sol points to fight the Ambassadornowe need to fight him in "fair" combatnoI really want to not lose our ability to use miracleunderstandable we should do a 180 so we can use curse with Charon alignment on the Ambassador/Mage>>4310942>alignment update after the fightgive me my charon points for using the tunnelswe used them twice, yeah?
>>4310936>the cleaver at the kid.Didn't we have a hatred potion? We can toss it where the Zealots are approaching from? Maybe? I really don't want to kill the little fuck but he might be Champion level now if we consider that it wasn't a potion which let him perceive us and our IC knowledge that the church was specifically raising young people up for their venture to the catacombs.And shit, he might even have inner strength active... that would make the headbutt useless.
>>4310958*throwFML, I am tired.
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>4310949I always forget the tunnel points... update when Alfonso goes to sleep for them>>4310958Yes, you can throw the hate potion.>>4310949>>431095820 minutes before the tie breaker
>>4310949I think you misinterpreted me. I was saying we want to gain Sol before the fight with the Ambassador by not doing shit like ganking a kid we though was asleep. When we actually fight that knife eared fuck we need all the advantages we can get.
>>4310936>leap next to the kid and pistolwhip him before he does anything (Physical) (-10 heat of battle -5 to perform this +10 speed potion)No matter who you are, a heafty chunk of metal to the head is going to hurt.>>4310958I'd support calling out to him, but that would reveal our position to the other guys. We should really invest in a big stick for non-lethal, would definitely help us out.
Rolled 2 (1d3)>>4310949>>4310958>>431097710 minutes before tie breaker
>>4310977>We should really invest in a big stick for non-lethal, would definitely help us out.Until we accidentally just paste a dudes head on a nat 1. It is a good idea thought, i was just being sarcastic.I will reiterate that I am afraid the kid already has Inner strength cast and just trying to knock him out might make this fight harder. Can we maybe just try the hate potion to affect and confuse all of them? Cause worst case, it is 3 on 1 with all of them being a minimum of Zealots.
>>4310973>I think you misinterpreted meNope. Not at all. I'm drunk and fucking around. I've accepted that I'm the only Charon guy. Sol has better buffs due to Inner Strength being the pain negation thing. >>4310958The loot dies with the kid. We should take out the melee guys behind the ruins and confront him. Who gives a fuck about revenge if we don't get any loot besides the meat and the 7 hour Iceburst? >>4310966>I always forget the tunnel pointsDon't worry about it Alde. I'm always going to pick up on anything Charon. Unless I'm wasted, which means Bacchus points anyway.
>>4310987Drunk and sleep deprived too my man. Pic related. I would be okay with Charon if we actually knew some Miracles or even had someone to teach use to use Miracles other than the spinster we spurned. I guess Enzo might have if we ever befriended him? Pretty sure she is gonna go full yandere on us if we are still alive by the end of the plague.
>>4310993>>4310987>>4310977roll 1d100, must be under 75 (70 -10 heat of battle -5 to perform this +10 speed potion +10 damage)
Rolled 43 (1d100)>>4310999Bacchus guide my dice!
Rolled 30 (1d100)>>4310999roll>>4310993>Pic related.Brother>full yandere That seems like more of a Franz or Lula thing to me, man. Lula seriously reminds me of some manipulative girls I know. They're not worth the trouble, man. I mentioned getting a gf after getting drunk for 35 hours straight a thread or 2 ago. Did not last long. Lula vibes.
>>4311001>>4311004You throw the hate potion at the duo of zealot. The phial shatters at their feet halting their assault, dreadfully anticipating something more lethal than a hate potion. As they realize their physical integrity is still preserved, they laugh it off rushing back at you. It can't be! Does their Zealot blessing protect them against that?"Wotch your step mate?" he toss angrily at his companion"Say wot?" he bumps his shoulder into him "Hammerin' some nails in your cricket bat and you're the Doge of the Souf now? Fookin' puffa."In a few seconds, their quarrel erupts into a vicious gruesome fight. The scythe cuts an arm, the mace shreds the other face but these injuries only exacerbate their strength and anger. They might have been the best mates in the world one second ago, but they rare now rolling against each other in the rubbles. Smashing the other's head into the ground, shoving their thumbs into each other eyes.>rolled 30, success...Not staring as much as necessary at that fight, you leaped next to the kid making him drop a potion he was about to drink on the ground. You smile like a madman and murder a child with your cleaver.Your breath quickens. The blade still stuck sideways in his throat while his stare is fixed on you. "Why?" you can read on his face. Why, indeed. He just asked for two pistols in exchange on of large healing potion. You started the fight and this chain of events. His small body collapse on his crate like a puppet going limp, eyes still looking at you without any life in hit. In the background, the two Southerners are exchanging insults and beating each other to death.In a moment of panick, you take your revolver and point the barrel under your chin, closing your eyes. What a pathetic hero you are, the total opposite of what you wanted to be. Even incapable of pulling the trigger. You hit yourself autistically with the revolver, crying and begging someone for forgiveness. -30 depressedIt takes some time to gather everything but you manage to shove everything in your bag, the cans of meat, the Iceburst Stone and taking the wooden crate under your arm with its many potions.-20 overloaded to some action+12 cans of meat+1 Iceburst Stone (7 hours)+1 sneak potion+1 defense potion+1 nightwalk potion+1 resist cold potion+1 waterbreathing potion+1 empathy potion+1 memorize potion+1 remember potion+1 speed potion+1 hate potion+1 harvest potion+1 ignored potion+1 love potion+1 bargain potion+1 investigation potion+1 crafting potion+1 attack potion+1 jump potionYour knees are weak and your feet feel heavier in the snow. Before leaving, you can spend some time to look for the potion cache before their friends find out they have been killed tomorrow.What do?>loot the bodies>drop them in the canal>take the scythe (+5 parry +10 aiming at limb)>take the rifle>take the mace (+10 damage)
>>4311023Also an option,>look for the cache (1 hour) (Mental) (-30 depressed +20 elixir)
>>4311024>(1 hour)more like half an hour and I add +10 because of speed potion instead
>>4311004>>4311004I'm sorry it didn't work out! At this point I honestly just prefer friends who are girls vs girlfriends desu. Way less stress and some how I am more popular? Not to be a dick but if you are drinking that often and so much, you might want to remove that and try again? If that is something you want to keep working at.Personally I just feel like Lisa was more desperate and just kinda low key crazy compared to the others. We know Franz and Lula are batty but Lisa? Seemed so nice but is also a professional killer, cultist, and of course, chunni. My spidey sense rings hard and loud regarding her reaction to Alfonso finding another partner. Or she might just end up as a bro. Stranger thing happen.Maybe we could help her hook up with Enzo at the end of this? She does love children...
>>4311023>You smile like a madman and murder a child with your cleaver. I didn't vote for thismy conscience is clearI didn't do nothingI'm the coolest voice in Alfonso's headtop of the goddamn world>drop them in the canalsploosh>>4311026>I honestly just prefer friends who are girls vs girlfriends desuThis. I've seen it all.>Not to be a dick but if you are drinking that often and so much, you might want to remove that and try again? If that is something you want to keep working at.No offense taken. As far as my life goals go, functional alcoholic is at the top.>I just feel like Lisa was more desperateDefinitely. Going on 30, and loves children. Definitely, man.>and just kinda low key crazy compared to the othersWouldn't say that. Most of my experience is with crazy chicks. Lisa doesn't seem like one of 'em. >maybe we could help her hook up with Enzo at the end of thisno>>4311024>look for the cache (1 hour) (Mental) (-30 depressed +20 elixir)looter
>>4311026You mustn't have been here for the earlier threads, I had to order anon to stop drinking for their own good.>>4311004Hope you're doing well by the way!>>4311023>PotionsHoly shit.>take the scythe (+5 parry +10 aiming at limb)I'm starting to think we turn to Charon now, we've killed too many kids. Might as well become Lord Death of Murder Mountain while we're at it. Pic related for our mental state.As for romance within the thread, all our options are currently
>>4311044Whoops, forgot to finish. Meant to say that all our options are currently not looking good, Susanna's an invalid, Franz is still nuts, Lulu is uber temperamental, and Lisa we've already spurned pretty bad. Oh well, it might be the bachelors life for Alfonso.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIrvSJwwJUE>avenge yourself+5 Charon's alignment-5 Sol's alignment>use underground tunnels +20 Charon's alignment-20 Sol's alignment>assault a place+5 Sol's alignment-5 Charon's alignment>make 2 elixirs+10 Sol's alignment-10 Charon's alignment>envy something+1 Charon's alignment-1 Sol's alignmentIf you don't find the cache on your first try>look for the cache again more conscientiously (1 hour this time for real) (Mental) (-30 depressed +20 elixir -0 exhausted you don't feel it because of Inner Strength)>leaveWhat to do about this new trauma?>you're a bad person, cry in the arms of Lisa>you're a terrible person, cry with Lula>you're an abominable person, drink with Franz>you're atrocious person, hug Susanna>drink away your sadness>make a chamomile elixir to forget about this>visit a brothel to forget about thisWhat's next? (pick as many as needed)>just go home for today with your loot>get to Captain Rakham with the Iceburst Stone for his boat and go meet Da Costa ont he Dwarven Airship>loot the Academy, Study of Causes : Cosmology, Astronomy and Divine Magic>[Alchemical Industry]loot the Academy, Study of Elements : Alchemy, Biology, Mystical Stones>loot the Academy, Study of Motion and Changes : Mechanics, Metallurgy, Iceburst Stones>write-in (write-in are always available but I may or may not choose them)>[Catacombs] let's go (gather a party, get to the Cemetary and go)>[Ruins] let's go (gather a crew, a mean of transportation and go)resuming at 6PM EDT
>>4311023>Pray over the bodies and ask for forgiveness. Place a small coin over each of their eyes and and ask to let them rest even if you are never given such a mercyWe need to go to one of our confidantes to try and resolve some our our guilt. Confess to Susanna, confide in Lula, go fuck the shit out of Franz, or revel the depth of our darkness to Lisa. Take the empathy potion before hand. We need to let it out one way or another. We are a monster but the situation we have been placed in is beyond monstrous... and if we stop now, it will all be for nothing.
>>4311048>Susanna's an invalidI want to clarify Susanna/Lisa situation with a little non-RP. You can get up to 9/10 with them and the last point can only be unlocked if you have a positive balance in Sol/Charon corresponding to the character.Lisa said that Susanna's sight can be restored if she is able to summon a fire invocation and see though its eyes. You can help her to max her pyromancy by pursuing the romance with her. The result is that Lisa will only be a good friend to you and will never fully commit herself to you.>>4311004>>4311044>Hope you're doing well by the way!Me too. Take care, everyone.
>>4311048So we are still like at 6ish with all of them at least. It comes down knowing what they really are about and speaking in that language I thing. If we go to one of them and place enough trust in her to really decompress and confide, it might just boost that given relationship to near max and help our mental state.Honestly Lula might be the best, if we frame all of our recent actions as working towards our shared goal and contextualize with that with how bad it was at the start of the plague. She should be able to relate to being put in such a bad situation, enduring it, then fighting against it given her own issues.Or not. I recommended killing the kid so what do I know?
>>4311060>>4311061Well fuck the Lula idea since I doubt we can get enough Charon Pts...
>>4311061For this one I feel like Franz is the best option, if only for her experience in adventuring and making tough decisions. Confessing to killing a kid with the other three... I don't see that going down well.
>>4311044>I had to order anon to stop drinking for their own good.And thanks for that, man. Seriously. I quit right after that. Didn't have a drink for weeks. >Oh well, it mi>Hope you're doing well by the way!Doing great. Thank you Aussie anon. >>4311048 >it might be the bachelors life for Alfonso.Alcoholic guy wins again. >>4311049 >>look for the cache again more conscientiously (1 hour this time for real) (Mental) (-30 depressed +20 elixir -0 exhausted you don't feel it because of Inner Strength)>you're a bad person, cry in the arms of LisaYeah. That one chick called me a bad person and all this and that. Heh. I'm an alcoholic, but I'm so fucking sick of the drinking. I get Franz the most, but I hate it, man. I want to feel again. I fucked myself up with psychedelics. I don't want to BAAAWWW up a thread that will be on the archive, so I'm not going into this further. >>4311060>Me too. Take care, everyone.Take it easy, man. Thanks for running tonight. >>4311061>Or not. I recommended killing the kid so what do I know?The best. I hated that fucker. Killing him didn't sit right with me, but I'm glad he's gone.
>>4311039>I didn't do nothingYou could have voted for the other non-lethal option, outnumbering the vote to kill the child. Don't forget to make concession if you absolutely don't want another vote to win...
>>4311074The only option I could see with Lisa would be admitting what we have done and asking her to kill us after we cure the plague.Best case she appreciates our nihilistic self sacrifice that she spares us and we vow together to become better people. Otherwise, we maybe cure the plague but die by her hand, never becoming a hero with only our presumed success to provide any condolence at the end.
>>4311084>You could have voted for the other non-lethal optionFair enough. I did try to say something here to hopefully get YWiNGimx to change his minds. Definitely should've tried to change my vote however.>>4311090>never becoming a heroWe're getting an opera made in Alfonso's name by the end of this, man.The child killer thing dies with us.Nobody has to know.We will fine solace eventually.
>>4311077>I'm an alcoholic, but I'm so fucking sick of the drinking. I get Franz the most, but I hate it, man. I want to feel again. I fucked myself up with psychedelics. I don't want to BAAAWWW up a thread that will be on the archive, so I'm not going into this further. My guy, there is always someone who is willing to talk to you and try and help. Feeling nothing is like the biggest reason my IRL friends have tried to hurt themselves. Even if it is only on a stupid Mongolian basket weaving website, you can always talk to someone while shit posting. We might not get it or might not even like you but very few people will not empathize. Most will probably even try and help; people are basically good and so are you.People are here. Even if your taste is shit, you sad faggot.
>>4311096It'll definitely make an excellent tragedy, that's for sure. The forlorn hero, only seeking to save the city, but with the weight of all his sins pressing down on him will he succeed, or fall into pitiless oblivion? I like to think that after this is all done we're going to disappear, and leave it to writers like that ratfolk journalist to write about our story.
>>4311099This. We're always going to be here if you need anything.
>>4311099>>4311115Thanks. I appreciate it. However, I still refuse to shit up the thread with off topic discussion.I've done unspeakable things to get high or drunk, but still I refuse to stoop that low. You don't shit where you eat.
>>4311117>You don't shit where you eat.Say that to the broads in 2 girls 1 cup.
>>4311023>loot the bodies>take mace
>>4311049>look for the cache>make a chamomile elixir to forget about this
The votes are here>>4311023>>4311049Summarizing so far:>>4311039drop in the canallook for cache>>4311044scythe>>4311052pray on the bodies>>4311061Lula>>4311074Franz>>4311077look for cache again if not foundLisa>>4311090Lisa>>4311382>>4311389loot the bodiestake macelook for the cachemake a chamomile elixir to forget about this
>>4311441I also vote on not to waste time dropping them in the canal
>>4311457>>4311090>>4311077>>4311074roll 1d100, must be under 35 (40 -30 depressed +20 elixir +5 thanks to outfit)
Rolled 2 (1d2)ties to break:-scythe or mace-drop the bodies in the canal, pray on the bodies and leave a gold coin, not waste time with themwinning votes/options without opposition-Lisa-loot the bodies-make chamomile
Rolled 51 (1d100)>>4311767
Rolled 1 (1d3)>>4311778
Rolled 85 (1d100)>>4311767
>>4311779>>4311784https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdRVkj5EIjURarely blinking you search in all the bodies of this carnage you are the only responsible for. The cold wind howling between the sharps remains of the building around seems directed at you, almost talking, reproaching you of causing this much chaos. Once you are done, you pull them near the canal, leaving a trail of blood in the snow that will quickly disappear with the next snow fall or by swiping with your feet. The men from the bunker with the guy who was peacefully sleeping and did not even realize his life ended. The two zealots who murdered each other with heavy weapons, fists and nails who were probably the best buddies in the world before. And the small child body of the street sailor.+pages of the book of Odyssey+5 paper cartridges+12 FMJ bullets+gold bracelet+Elf's ears collar+dried meat+South FC team photography signed by N'gubu the orc+10 Charon's alignment-10 Sol's alignmentThey will now drift away on the sea, slowly decaying as nature intended. May their soul pass safely in the afterworld and also decay until reincarnation. Glory to Charon. After this traumatic event, you need to talk to someone, and that someone is Lisa. Lula should be fine with the gold justify the mean mentality, Franz should be pragmatic enough to understand, but Lisa is the most empathic woman. Whether you surrender to her judgment and beg her to turn you into an undead thrall as repentance after this, or she lends you and attentive ear like from a master assassin to a apprentice in turmoil, she is the best according to you.You exhaust yourself trying to find their cache of potion, using the full extent of the speed potion and the travel artefact to look in all the places around. It's getting even darker and you're not sure you can pull this off anymore, you're not even sure you want to live, but you need something to do. It's now 7PM.-10 exhaustedroll 1d100, must be under 20 (40 +20 elixir -30 depressed -10 exhausted -5 dark +5 thanks to outfit)
Rolled 84 (1d100)>>4311816
Rolled 87 (1d100)>>4311816
Rolled 37 (1d100)>>4311816let me handle this
>>4311838>>4311841>>4311849>rolled 37, failureYou can't help it. It's becoming too dark to find anything hidden here. After one hour or carefully searching in the rubbles, letting no stone unturned, you resign yourself and leave the Slums with your loot. Militiamen at the checkpoint know about you and Franz can be a pass at the Arsenal or the Citadel but it may be dangerous to encounter a dedicated patrol who will ask question about your oversized bag and huge spiked mace.Heading to the Office District in the night, you have several options to avoid them>run (Physical) (+10 speed potion -30 depressed -10 exhausted -20 overloaded)>sneak (Mental) (+20 elixir -30 depressed +5 night -20 overloaded) >use grappling hook to get on the roof (Physical) (-20 overloaded)
>>4311855>sneak (Mental) (+20 elixir -30 depressed +5 night -20 overloaded) Would a coca elixir count as a fatigue restorer?
>>4311859>as a fatigue restorerI'm not sure I want fatigue to be easily removed, there's also Inner Strength that makes you insensitive to pain already.
>>4311859roll 1d100, must be under 20 (40 +20 elixir -30 depressed +5 night -20 overloaded +5 thanks to outfit)
Rolled 61 (1d100)>>4311879
Rolled 48 (1d100)>>4311879
Rolled 40 (1d100)>>4311879
Rolled 68 (1d100)>>4311879
>>4311907>>4311918>>4311919>>4311928Leaving the Slums proves to be relatively easy. You didn't fire any shot and fought silently, plus the Disinfection Camps are just mass open grave where infected have been slaughter by grpeshots and left frozen in the snow. The problems arise when attempting to cross from the Craftmen District to the Office District. The clinking of he bottles in your wooden crate under your arm has brought the attention of a patrol has you can hear their voices and the flickering light of their torches against the walls."Who goes there? It's past the curfew, we're coming for you!"What do?>hide, using the effect of your active ignored potion (1 hour)>run to distance them (Physical) (+10 speed potion -30 depressed -10 exhausted -20 overloaded -5 people on your trail)>use (abandon) the phonograph trap and continue (+20 elixir -30 depressed +5 night -20 overloaded) >fight them (more options)
>>4311939>hide, using the effect of your active ignored potion (1 hour)
>>4311945You finally made it to the Office District after letting that patrol, which should be the only one in that area, search everything until they were satisfied. With 'resist cold' and 'ignored' effects active you don't even need to try hiding. Just staying their not moving is enough. Actually, you can probably sleep outside but since you are heading to Lisa's workplace you expect to stay somewhere else tonight, maybe. You can't really think straight. The face of that child staring at you confused is haunting your memories."Bwaaaaaaaah bwaaaaaaaaaah bwaaaaaah" a baby is cryingNo. No. No. It's not your fault. You didn't murder a baby. Kneeling on the ground and digging frenetically in the snow to escape your life and your sin, you are about to fall in the abyss of madness. The cries are too much. You take huge pocket of snow and show them in your ears, pressing either side of your head and banging your forehead on the ground.It's 10PM. You know Lisa's home is not far from her workplace, something very strange for a noble from such prestigious family.>ignore the cries and continue to Lisa's place, it's in your head (Social) (-30 depressed)>you're not mad, it must be a call for help, find it... but what you find out it was really in your head (Mental)
>>4311970>>you're not mad, it must be a call for help, find it... but what you find out it was really in your head (Mental)
>>4311970>>you're not mad, it must be a call for help, find it... but what you find out it was really in your head (Mental)Mania.
>>4311985>>4311987roll 1d100, must be under 65 (40 +20 elixir +5 thanks to outfit)
Rolled 9 (1d100)>>4311990
Rolled 67 (1d100)>>4311990
Rolled 92 (1d100)>>4311990>>4311992Nice
>>4312003>>4311993>>4311992>rolled 9, success20/10It's the Lizardman! He is jumping over the rooftops with a baby in his arm. It's quite massive, Franz used it as a mount after all. Razor sharp claws, long muzzle with hundreds of teeth, you don't want to face it bare-handed, but... It's abducting a baby! Alphonse warned you it was a criminal and you set him free by dispelling the Tartarus chains, something Lisa told you about. Time to repent.Active effects+20 Mental (ends tomorrow at 6PM)ignored potion active (ends after sleeping)-20 overloaded-30 depressed+10 aiming+10 against fire+10 against projectiles+10 on some actions because of speed potion (ends tomorrow at 4PM)+10 by injury, don't feel pain (ends after sleeping)resist cold (ends tomorrow at 7AM)List of potions and weaponshttps://pastebin.com/vppFmxtdFight preparation>drop the crate and bag to lose the -20 overloaded>drink a potion, write-in>drink an elixir, write-inWhat do?>use the phonograph trap to lure him down>drink a jumping potion and get on his level>use your grappling hook to get to his level (Physical) (-10 fast lizard -20 overloaded -30 depressed)>use your grappling hook to bring him down (Physical) (-10 fast lizard -10 strong lizard -20 overloaded -30 depressed)>use your six-shot to fire this many times, write-in (Mental) (-30 depressed +20 elixir -10 fast lizard +10 aiming artefact -10 lizard skin -20 overloaded)Gear>what do you have in each hand?>do you keep the spiked mace strapped on you using the empty bag? (-10 overloaded)
>>4312020>drop the crate and bag to lose the -20 overloaded>use your six-shot to fire this many times, write-in (Mental) (-30 depressed +20 elixir -10 fast lizard +10 aiming artefact -10 lizard skin)
>>4312036>to fire this many times, write-inHow many times?
>>4312041>drop the crate and bag to lose the -20 overloaded>use your six-shot to fire this many times, write-in (Mental) (-30 depressed +20 elixir -10 fast lizard +10 aiming artefact -10 lizard skin)3 times
>>4312020>drop the crate and bag to lose the -20 overloaded>>drink a potion, write-inATTACK>>drink an elixir, write-inCOCARISE ABOVEOVERCOME THE DEPRESSIONSTIMULANT PSYCHOSISRISE ABOVE>use your grappling hook to get to his level (Physical) (-10 fast lizard -20 overloaded -30 depressed)We're gonna make it. Don't fire the revolver or pull him off the roof. We're not killing another baby today.
>>4312036>>4312043>>4312050rolling in 10 minutes and I will accept all compatible options, that means every potion mentioned unless a clear opposition is made
>>43120413 times is good