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Paladin of Joy Quest 20
Paladin of Joy Quest 20 Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)12:04 UTC+1 No.34386848 Report

You are Sireyi Valyenya, 18 years old, you have just completed your first quest.

You have been made into a Baroness, and given lands on the border of the kingdom. Before you can claim your lands you have a few problems to solve.

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Last thread, you and your companions were sent to prison by a corrupt policeman for a crime you didn't commit. You promptly escaped from a magically warded cell. Now, still wanted by the local guards you must rescue your teammate Jianxi. You need to solve this problem, no one else can help, and if they find you....

You have decided to seek out Sergeant Halls before leaving prison, maybe he can shed some light on why you were arrested.

You sneak through the prison undetected so far, you make it past the room you were interviewed in, finally you see a partially opened door leading into a large room with long tables and benches. It’s a guardroom and there’re lots of voices coming from within.
A quick look through the narrow crack between door and frame shows maybe 40 guards, 6 of the wizard-looking guards in ornate outfits and carrying large scroll-cases, and 4 guards in heavier ornate armour, maybe officers of some kind. One of the officers is Sergeant Halls.

The four officers are at the other end of the room talking, they’re too far away to hear what they’re saying.

The other guards are scattered around the room, eating, talking, and in one case, laying down on a bench sleeping.

The wizards are all sat around a circular table a little ways from the other guards.
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)12:05 UTC+1 No.34386862 Report

[Metaquest Post]

Regarding your ability to detect lies, I’ll see if I can’t inject a little doubt into the responses you’re given.

[End Metaquest Post]

This looks like a large room, Shahulzer would be able to transform into his dragon shape here.

You could bust in there and demand answers, but that’s almost certainly going to lead to a fight.
You could scry in there to eavesdrop on the officers conversation, but there’s wizards present.
You could lurk in the corridor until Halls leaves, but you might be spotted by other guards coming to this room, or leaving it.

>Bust in there and fight
>Go in and try to talk
>Scry
>Hide and lurk in corridor
>Leave prison
>Other
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)12:08 UTC+1 No.34386871 Report

>>34386862
>Leave prison

Yeah, no. Let's not waste any more time in this shit for something we already know (kinda).

Let's go to that vilalge ASAP.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)12:12 UTC+1 No.34386907 Report

>>34386862
>Leave prison
We already have a pretty good idea why we were arrested, I just wanted to confirm and get some other information.

It's not worth risking a fight.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)12:14 UTC+1 No.34386918 Report

>>34386862
>Leave prison
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)12:19 UTC+1 No.34386979 Report

You decide it’s not worth getting into a fight and you all sneak out of the prison. Though you’re breaking out of what appears to be a high-security prison, the gates and doors between you and the exit are not nearly as sturdy as your cells were, and with your abilities you encounter no difficulty getting away.

The few guards you encounter are easily subdued without hurting anyone. Only an hour after being put in your cells, you are free again.

You need to find Jianxi and you are pretty sure she’s held in that village up in the mountains. It was warded against scrying so teleporting directly there might be difficult, but teleporting into the area and flying or walking there would probably work.

Or you might want to do something else in the trading enclave first.

>Teleport directly to village
>Teleport to village area
>Stay in enclave (to do what?)
>Other
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)12:21 UTC+1 No.34387001 Report

>>34386979
>Teleport to the village area

Watch out for traps, these kinds of people always put traps around their secret mountain village bases. Alarm traps in particular.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)12:24 UTC+1 No.34387032 Report

>>34386979
>Teleport to village area
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)12:31 UTC+1 No.34387115 Report

>>34386979

>Teleport to the village area
We foreign demons now.
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)12:32 UTC+1 No.34387130 Report

Gathering your companions and focusing your powers, you ready yourself to teleport.

“What are we doing once we get there?” asks Shahulzer “I mean, is burning the place down going to break my oath to you or what?”

“I’m not sure what’s going to happen when we get there” you say “But first we find Jianxi, afterwards...we’ll see, but don’t attack anyone who isn’t about to attack you.”

“Are we going?” asks Mattthias “C’mon, let’s go.” Seems he’s itching for a fight.

You teleport a few miles away from the village, appearing in a small copse of trees, concealed from view. You approach the village cautiously, on the lookout for traps or ambushes.

As you get nearer you get a good look at the place.

A settlement the size of a good-sized town, housing perhaps a few thousand people. The houses here are in a curious architectural style you’ve not seen before, stone walls at the bottom, wooden walls on the upper floors and peaked roofs that overhang the building on all sides.

It’s clear this village has a military purpose, there are training grounds for novices to practise fighting, wooden dummies on poles, what look like elaborate assault courses and is some places, earth blackened by fire or magical assaults.

Though high up in the mountains, there is only a simple wooden wall encompassing the village, proof against animals perhaps but not a determined attacker.

In the centre of the village is a more elaborate building complex. Ornate carvings and the size of the building clearly mark it as the rulers residence.

A party of a dozen people on horseback come out of the village and are riding towards you. They are armed, but have no weapons drawn. They are wearing light armour and have short swords.

They surround you and one barks at you in an unfamiliar language, casting your tongues spell you ask him to repeat himself.

“I said, identify yourself, intruder” he says.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)12:32 UTC+1 No.34387131 Report

Rolled 85 (1d100)

>>34386979
>>Teleport to village area

Be ready.
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)12:33 UTC+1 No.34387139 Report

>>34387130
“I’m Sireyi Valyenya, Paladin of Velya” you say “I’m looking for a friend of mine, Jianxi.”

“Oh” he says “you, well, follow.” And with that he wheels his horse around and heads back to the village, his companions following him.

You decide to follow as well.

He isn’t very communicative, brushing off any questions about Jianxi, and giving short answers to anything else you ask. Finally you reach the village and are escorted inside, no one asks you to give up your weapons, but all of the locals watch you with unfriendly looks.

Inside the village the horseman surround you whilst the leader (or at least, the one who did the talking) dismounts and says “Keep them here” to his men, and walks towards the large building.

>Wait
>Follow him
>Talk to your guards (say what?)
>Do something else (what?)
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)12:35 UTC+1 No.34387152 Report

>>34387139

Well, there goes my hype for stealth and subterfuge. Just as well though.

>Talk to the guards.
"Why did you abduct my friend? Why didn't you approach us in peace?"
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)12:36 UTC+1 No.34387163 Report

>>34387139
>Wait
While I like that you give Shahulzer and Matthias stuff to say without prompt, Isla is still mute, and Ebonsong, while not vocal, can have reactions too, she should be fairly intelligent by now. But definitly an improvement, thanks for that.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)12:39 UTC+1 No.34387197 Report

>>34387139
>Talk to the guards
Ask >>34387152's questions.
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)12:47 UTC+1 No.34387278 Report

You decide to wait, whilst you talk to the guards.

"Why did you abduct my friend? Why didn't you approach us in peace?" you ask the guards. Most don’t respond, one says “Be silent!”

Also Shahulzer and Matthias are obviously spoiling for a fight, you convince them to wait. Isla doesn’t look ready for a fight, she just looks nervous.

“Sireyi” she whispers to you “This entire place is laced with magic, it’s like everyone here is a sorcerer or something, I don’t like it here, and I don’t trust them.”

“It’s alright” you say “When we’ve found Jianxi, we won’t have any more reason to stay here.”

Ebonsong looks agitated too. She is running around hissing at the guards, before retreating behind you, before repeating the sequence with a different guard. “Bad magics” she insists.

Eventually the guard returns from the main building and says “Follow”. You all follow in a group.

“Are you taking me to your leader?” you ask.

“Yes” he replies.

“Why did you kidnap Jianxi?” you ask, he does not respond.

You are taken into the main building, through a confusing maze of corridors, to a small sitting room.

There you see Jianxi, She’s in the room, sat on the floor in front of a low table. With her are an older man and woman, both Kugani, in their mid-fifties. They are sat on the floor around the low table, talking to Jianxi.

They are wearing fine clothes, and the man has an elaborate outfit with a lot of ornate decoration, he looks like he’s wearing some sort of costume in a play than something that would be practical to move or fight in.

The three of them are chatting animatedly as you are shown in. As you enter Jianxi looks up to see you.

“Sireyi” she says, a smile on her face “These are my aunt and uncle: Jongu Lhou and Jongu Kiri, we were just talking about you.”

“Are you ok Jianxi?” you ask, wondering if they have her under some sort of spell.
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)12:48 UTC+1 No.34387286 Report

>>34387278
She gives a wry smile “Well I was a bit unsure at first, being captured by the same people who beat me up, but they explained that it was all a misunderstanding, and that they thought I was an imposter – the people sent to retrieve me where supposed to capture me without hurting me, but they got overzealous.”

“Indeed” says the man, nodding and stroking his thin grey and black beard with one hand “I was most distressed to hear that my niece had been hurt, and I thank you for protecting her, and bringing her back to us, her family.” He speaks common slowly and precisely, you wonder if he has a spell or magic item translating for him.

He stands and bows to you, his hands together “I am Jongu Lhou, Head of the Clan of the Imperial Guardians, and I am forever in your debt.”

“Sireyi Valyenya” you say, imitating his bow “Paladin of Velya”. You realise you forgot to give your title, but it’s too new for you to remember every time.

“A pleasure” he responds, Jongu Kiri then rises and bows, introducing herself and you repeat yourself.

“We welcome you to our village” she says, her speech has the same precise quality as his does. “You are free to stay as long as you like, we have much to discuss with Jianxi.”

“But please” says Jongu Lhou “Some of what we have to discuss concerns...private family matters, I ask that you respect our privacy for a few hours whilst we talk to Jongu Jianxi.”

>No, I’m not letting her out of my sight again
>I’ll stay, the others can go
>Alright, Jianxi, yell if you need me
>I think Jianxi gets to decide that
>Other
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)12:50 UTC+1 No.34387303 Report

>>34387286
>Other
>While we understand their wish for privacy, they will have to understand that we are reasonably concerned for Jianxi, and would prefer to stay, if she doesn't mind. The others can go.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)12:52 UTC+1 No.34387314 Report

>>34387286
Are they being at all disingenuous?
I'd like to roll for detecting falsehood.

Other than that, how is the family resemblance?
IIRC, it's possible to tell what house a Ries belong to by their facial features, do they look similar to Jianxi?
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)12:54 UTC+1 No.34387330 Report

>>34387314
They bear a much closer resemblance to Jianxi than anyone else you've seen in these lands.

The guards who bought you in bore some resemblance to Jianxi too, if this is her aunt and uncle, the guards outside could be cousins or other relatives of hers.

Please roll Fellowship 1d20+9 to detect falsehoods.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)12:55 UTC+1 No.34387332 Report

Rolled 15 + 9 (1d20 + 9)

>>34387330
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)12:56 UTC+1 No.34387342 Report

Rolled 20 + 9 (1d20 + 9)

>>34387330
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)12:58 UTC+1 No.34387356 Report

Rolled 13 + 9 (1d20 + 9)

>>34387330
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)12:58 UTC+1 No.34387357 Report

Rolled 6 + 9 (1d20 + 9)

>>34387330
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)13:00 UTC+1 No.34387368 Report

Rolled 15 + 9 (1d20 + 9)

>>34387330

>>34387286
>I think Jianxi gets to decide that
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)13:05 UTC+1 No.34387402 Report

They don't seem to be as happy to see you as they claim, nor do they seem particularly welcoming, despite their words.

Their distress over Jianxi being hurt seems genuine.
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)13:06 UTC+1 No.34387409 Report

“I understand your need for privacy” you say to Jongu Lhou “but I am concerned for my friend, and I would like to stay, if that’s ok with you?” you say to Jianxi. Jianxi nods her assent.

“If you wouldn’t mind waiting outside?” you say to the rest of your companions, adding quietly “and staying together.”

Matthias, Isla and Shahulzer assent. When you try to give Ebonsong to Isla the little dragon digs her claws into you and refuses to let go, you keep her with you. Something has spooked her and as you sit down she curls up in your lap and hides her head underneath her wings.

“As I was saying” says Jongu Lhou “my brother and his wife were on a mission for the Empire when their ship ran into a storm. We had thought all aboard had been lost, but instead imagine our joy and finding our niece alive!”

Jongu Kiri lays a hand on Jianxi’s arm, Jianxi looks happy, but at the same time uncomfortable at being the centre of attention.

>Ask why they attacked her
>Ask why they had you arrested
>Ask who are the Snakefists/what do they do?
>Ask about the Ries
>Ask about Kugan
>Ask what mission her parents were on
>Ask what happens to Jianxi now
>Ask something else (what?)
>Stay quiet
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)13:08 UTC+1 No.34387431 Report

>>34387409
>Ask why they had you arrested

>Ask what happens to Jianxi now

Better not be too nosy
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)13:10 UTC+1 No.34387450 Report

>>34387409
>Ask why they attacked her
>In particular, what caused them to think she was an imposter?
>Ask why they had you arrested
>Ask what happens to Jianxi now
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)13:16 UTC+1 No.34387491 Report

>>34387409

>Ask why they attacked the "imposter"
>Ask what was supposed to happen to us for the allegged 'murder'
>Ask what happens to Jianxi now
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)13:26 UTC+1 No.34387564 Report

“Why did you attack Jianxi?” you ask “And why did you have us arrested?”

Jongu Lhou responds “From time to time someone attempts to impersonate an Imperial Guardian, or one of the Anointed, due to the authority we hold. We must guard against such attempts to protect ourselves, and the Empire. I regret that our agents mistook Jianxi for an imposter and overreacted.”

“What makes you think she was an imposter?” you ask

Lhou’s face takes on a pained expression “It is difficult to describe to a...foreigner” he says, you feel like he wanted to use a different word there “The Anointed are instantly recognisable to the common people of Kugan, and many can tell our clan simply by looking at us, such is the blessing of Heavens authority. Jongu Jianxi’s appearance is clearly that of one of our clan, yet she did not present herself as such, which means either that she was travelling undercover, or was an imposter. Since we had no record of one of our own on such a mission, those in charge of watching the enclave decided she was hiding behind an illusion or a shape-changing spell, and pursued her with prepared detection-magics.”

“Your arrest was also an overreaction, the guard were told that we had questions for you, and took it upon themselves to fabricate false charges to arrest and detain you. I apologise for their actions and assure you that they shall know my displeasure.”

“And what would have happened to us as a result of the arrest?” you ask

“With no real evidence” he says, “I expect the guards would have dropped the charges, or simply put you back on a ship out of port.”

“What happens to Jianxi now?” you ask.

“She is back where she belongs” answers Kiri, hugging Jianxi “Oh my little one, how I’ve missed you” Jianxi seems embarrassed at the mothering, but then, growing up a guild orphan, it’s probably new to her.
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)13:27 UTC+1 No.34387571 Report

>>34387564
“Jongu Jianxi is back with her family” says Lhou “Here is where she belongs”

“Isn’t that up to Jianxi?” you say

“Why, yes, I suppose it is” says Lhou, as if surprised at the thought that Jianxi would choose anything else.

You all look at Jianxi, still being hugged by Kiri “I don’t know about staying forever” she says “But I do want to find out about my family, Sireyi, do you mind staying with me for a few days?”

>Sure Jianxi, I can stay
>You stay if you want to, I’m not
>We need to leave, I don’t trust this place
>I have other questions (what?)
>Other

Also, please roll 1d20+9 for lie-detection, you can vote as you roll, or wait for results before voting, your choice.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)13:28 UTC+1 No.34387585 Report

Rolled 14 + 9 (1d20 + 9)

>>34387571
>Sure Jianxi, I can stay
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)13:29 UTC+1 No.34387596 Report

Rolled 8 + 9 (1d20 + 9)

>>34387571
>Sure Jianxi, I can stay
>We apologize for forcing ourself on them likes this, but after all the trouble we went through to get here, we want to be sure of Jianxis well being.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)13:30 UTC+1 No.34387607 Report

>>34387571
>Sure Jianxi, I can stay
>Ask them after the strange presence of magic that seems to be omnipresent in this place
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)13:32 UTC+1 No.34387622 Report

Rolled 6 + 9 (1d20 + 9)

>>34387571
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)13:36 UTC+1 No.34387656 Report

>>34387596

This sounds good.

[paranoia intensifies]
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)13:39 UTC+1 No.34387686 Report

You don't detect any falsehood in what they're saying, they seem to be honest, apart from a bit of a dislike of foreigners.
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08/25/14(Mon)13:48 UTC+1 No.34387764 Report

>>34387571
Very well. They seem to be a very different and more strict society than Jianxi is used to. In the best case, she will become accustomed enough to live there, while retaining her old mores, perhaps even using her position to slowly change customs. I assume, however, she will be too headstrong and will have a lot of trouble fitting in. I wonder how they re-educate nobles who don't fit in this land. Probably hidden from commoners.

I think the best way to go about it is to
1) Check for any spells on Jianxi. Just because they are her family doesn't mean we immediately trust them. Don't do that in front of those people though, it would be impolite.
2) Stay for a few days, help her get used to local customs (while learning them herself) and provide a point of stability.
3) Visit every few weeks. Reassess the situation, Perhaps include some official reasons, like trade arrangements or diplomatic relations.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)13:51 UTC+1 No.34387793 Report

>>34387764
>Visit every few weeks.
We can visit her in dreams easily once per week.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)13:54 UTC+1 No.34387825 Report

>>34387793

Dreamwalk is a neat thing, but I don't think we should be using it too frivolously. It's still quite an intrusion, even if our friends can count on us not abusing what we learn from them.

Now, I wonder if Matthias would like to stay with Jianxi for a while... You know, in case this family turned out to be something else...
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)13:55 UTC+1 No.34387831 Report

>>34387764
What if she decides that she wants to return to Dornmer and just visit here every once in a while?

Her noble house are the guardians of the emperor, I don't think they really bother to take place in politics that often.

Besides, I have a certain suspicion as to what her family are planning, and it's nothing good.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)13:57 UTC+1 No.34387853 Report

>>34387825
>I wonder if Matthias would like to stay with Jianxi for a while
I assume we will suggest that in any case, I think it would be good for both of them.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)13:58 UTC+1 No.34387873 Report

What I find strange about this whole thing is, Jianxis memories are of people worshipping her and her family, which doesn't really work together with the "secret police" thing. So our picture here is clearly still incomplete.
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)13:59 UTC+1 No.34387884 Report

“Sure Jianxi” you say “I can stay.”

To Jongu Lhou and Jhongu Kiri you say “I apologize for forcing myself on you likes this, but after all the trouble we went through to get here, I want to be sure of Jianxi’s well being.”

“Perfectly understandable” says Jhongu KIri “You are welcome to stay as long as you like.”

When you get Jianxi alone you ask her a few questions and cast a spell, but she doesn’t seem to have any spells on her besides a tracking spell – which she tells you she knows about – and she doesn’t seem to be under any form of mind control.

Over the next few days, Jianxi spends learning about her heritage, as do you. With her identity established, it’s clear that she is welcomed by those in the village.

Even though you and your companions are clearly outsiders, everyone here is at least polite to you, if not exactly welcoming.

The Empire of Kugan is a vast empire that comprises of dozens of provinces, many of which used to be kingdoms, hundreds of years ago, and some of which still try to go to war with each other over past grudges.

Also, not everyone is happy under the rule of the Empire, anarchists, demon-worshippers and madmen incite rebellion for their own selfish or infernal causes.

The Emperor, Blessed Son of Heaven, has a large standing army, and it spends much of its time stopping these wars.

The Snakefist Ries (or Anointed Imperial Guardians, as they prefer) are descended from the First Emperors bodyguards and act to discover these small regional conflicts, as well as finding demon-worshippers, anarchists and other enemies of the Empire, and stopping them.

The Snakefists are all nobility, as far as you can tell, but rank is determined by descent from the 20 bodyguards of the First Emperor, whether one is a direct descendent, how many of them one is descended from and so on. It doesn’t make a lot of sense to you.
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)14:01 UTC+1 No.34387891 Report

>>34387884
What is clear though, is that Jianxi and her family are those of the purest blood, the rulers of the Snakefists. You are also introduced to her cousins, some closely related, some distantly.

One in particular, a young man named Fazu Gede, seems particularly taken with Jianxi, leading her around, showing her the village and its people, explaining everything to her.

She seems to enjoy the attention, asking everything about her family, her past...and her magical abilities.

The First Emperors bodyguards were all sorcerers, picked in part for this reason. And they all had tattoos on their bodies of mythical beasts, dragons, phoenixes etc. Such tattoos were a common practise a long time ago you are told, in the belief that they would grant mystical powers to the wearer.

In the case of the Emperors bodyguards, they did. The Snakefist Ries tend to have a high proportion of sorcerers amongst their number, with over half having significant magical powers.

Their specialty is magical tattoos that grant a person powers: such as supernatural strength, speed or endurance, or allows them to summon objects from their tattoos (i.e. a tattoo of a sword becomes a sword), or allows even non-mages to cast a sort of prepared spell, such as a sleep or detection spell.

With so many of them being mages, it’s not surprising that the village is covered in magic. The village itself is their home, and training base – their agents are all across the Empire, but this is a place impossible to find without magic, indeed Jianxi’s aunt and uncle express surprise that your powers were strong enough to find the place.

The bodyguards were also expected to be ready to fight at any moment, and also learned a great deal about fighting unarmed, another talent the Snakefist Ries hone.
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)14:02 UTC+1 No.34387909 Report

>>34387891
Jianxi starts to learn their method of fighting without weapons, far more skilled and complex than the pugilism or wrestling of Dornmer, and begins to learn the basics of tattoo magic – it seems only the ruling family is capable of (or perhaps, permitted to) put the most powerful tattoos on the Snakefists.

The food and accommodation is excellent, and there are no attempts on your life, or things that cause you worry, except...

Ebonsong refuses to eat any of the food she is presented with, when you try to feed her from your own plate she freaks out and runs off, you don’t see why, the food is perfectly palatable, if a bit spicy.

Instead Ebby ranges from the village, hunting rodents in the surrounding woods, you make sure someone is with her at all times.

It seems Jianxi has a lot to learn and soon settles into a routine, the days turn into a week and you wonder if maybe it would be best to leave Jianxi here for a while, whilst checking in her regularly, either in person or contacting her dreams.

One day, after taking Ebonsong out into the forest to find her lunch, you return to the Jhongu family home.

Matthias and Shahulzer are trying to learn the Snakefists unarmed fighting skills out on the training grounds, whilst Isla watches. Jianxi and Fazu Gede are walking around the village, just talking, they’ve been doing that a lot.

The house seems mostly empty, as you take a sleepy Ebonsong back to your room for her to nap, you hear raised voices, it’s Lhou and his wife, Kiri, they’re clearly arguing about something, but in their own tongue, you don’t know what they’re saying.

>Ignore them, this is not your concern
>Get closer to eavesdrop (cast Tongues)
>Interrupt, ask what the problem is
>Other
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)14:03 UTC+1 No.34387918 Report

>>34387909
>Get closer to eavesdrop (cast Tongues)
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)14:05 UTC+1 No.34387940 Report

>>34387909
>>Interrupt, ask what the problem is
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)14:06 UTC+1 No.34387949 Report

>>34387909
>Get closer to eavesdrop (cast Tongues)

>>34387909
>you don’t see why, the food is perfectly palatable, if a bit spicy.
They've been trying to poison us.
Poison tastes slightly spicy to Sireyi, IIRC.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)14:10 UTC+1 No.34387992 Report

>>34387949
I figured that as well, but I do wonder what kind of poison.
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)14:19 UTC+1 No.34388072 Report

After settling Ebonsong down you quietly sneak closer to the raised voices, casting your spell on yourself so you can understand what they’re saying.

“-that barbarian learn about the Clans secrets?” says Lhou

“To calm their suspicions!” responds Kiri angrily “The winged freak suspects something, so the more open we appear the easier it is to lull her.”

“I still say we should just kill them, foreign filth.” Says Lhou

“You’ve seen the same futures I have” says Kiri “killing the Heavenborn, a werewolf and a Demon-Dragon will take too many of our Clans lives – even with the potion we slipped in their food.”

Well, that explains the spicy flavour....and maybe Ebonsongs picky habits. You also know that neither Matthias nor Shahulzer have changed shape this last week, nor do you recall them telling anyone what they are – though Jianxi might have let something slip.

“Besides” continues Kiri “She’s thinking of leaving soon, and checking back in on Jianxi regularly, as soon as she goes, we’ll simply change the wards to intercept her next time, and move Jianxi elsewhere.”

Seems you’ll need to guard your thoughts in future, if they can read you so easily.

“I don’t like the uncouth child” complains Lhou “If her blood wasn’t so pure, I’d simply order her killed - Fazu Gede seems eager to strangle her.”

“Fazu Gede will do what he’s told!” snaps Kiri “It’ll be his duty to ensure that she has at least two children – enough to continue the bloodline – if he so much as says a cross word to her, discipline him.”

Your heart sinks, Jianxi seemed to be warming up to Fazu Gede, she’s going to be so disappointed.
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)14:20 UTC+1 No.34388076 Report

>>34388072
The conversation drifts to other matters, reports of rebellions across the Empire, assassinations carried out. It seems their role as the emperors enforcers is far more violent and pro-active than you’ve been led to believe.

Not all of the rebels are anarchists either, some riot over heavy-handed actions taken by the other Ries, or because they’re over-taxed, or starving.

Either way, the Snakefists find the leaders and kill them.

>Confront them
>Act like nothing has changed, covertly gather your allies later
>Get everyone together now, and leave
>Other (what?)
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)14:22 UTC+1 No.34388096 Report

>>34388076
>Act like nothing has changed, covertly gather your allies later
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)14:22 UTC+1 No.34388100 Report

>>34388076
>Act like nothing has changed, covertly gather your allies later
Tell you allies that your worried about Ebonsong and decided to have a meeting to resolve that issue.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)14:23 UTC+1 No.34388113 Report

>>34388076
>Act like nothing has changed, covertly gather your allies later
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)14:24 UTC+1 No.34388125 Report

>>34388076

>Act like nothing's changed

Ruthless intrigue and politics. Jianxi should be made aware of this, and whether she wants a part in this. She's not accustomed, although she no doubt has potential to make a good account of herself even in this society.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)14:26 UTC+1 No.34388141 Report

>>34388125
The problem is, they want to knock her up, wether she wants it or not. And possibly murder her right afterwards.
I don't think leaving her here is a option. Unless there is a less murderous section of the family.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)14:26 UTC+1 No.34388144 Report

>>34388125
There are quite a few parts of her family's plan that Jianxi would likely take issue with that aren't even intrigue or politics.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)14:29 UTC+1 No.34388177 Report

I am highly amused that we once again have bad guys wanting kids from one of our companions.
Maybe we should knock up Jianxi too ?
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)14:30 UTC+1 No.34388189 Report

>>34388177
That was a joke, in case that wasn't obvious, That would be a terrible idea.
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)14:32 UTC+1 No.34388202 Report

You decide to gather your allies together, you can tell them that Ebonsong isn’t feeling well: she ate something that disagreed with her or something, and get them together.

Of course, you’re probably being watched, both physically and magically. Where will you gather your allies to talk to them, and how will you counter any eavesdropping?

Location
>We’ll go out of the village and teleport away – we can always come back after talking
>We’ll go out of the village to talk
>We’ll talk in a private room
>Other

Countermeasures
>Remove Jianxi’s tracking spell (dispel/break enchantment)
>False Impression
>Sanctuary
>None
>Other
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)14:34 UTC+1 No.34388227 Report

>>34388202
>Tell them we need to take care of some business for a short time and we will return with Jianxi shortly
>Plane Shift
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)14:36 UTC+1 No.34388242 Report

>>34388202
>>34388227
Hahaha. I like that. Though I would rather
>Tell one of the guards we need to take care of something shortly, and leave a note for the two leader.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)14:38 UTC+1 No.34388261 Report

>>34388202
>We’ll go out of the village and teleport away – we can always come back after talking

>Remove Jianxi’s tracking spell (dispel/break enchantment)
>False Impression
>Sanctuary

Sanctuary doesn't do anything to non-evil magic, but their magic is probably evil enough given Ebonsong's reaction to it.

Either remove the tracking spell immediately before teleporting, or teleport a fair bit away, remove the spell, and then teleport again.

>>34388227
Not sure if Drache is to the point where we can feel safe Plane Shifting in.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)14:38 UTC+1 No.34388264 Report

>>34388202

>Could we go for a hike in the woods? Ask for a guide. Mr. Gede is invited.
>Incapacitate the guide(s)
>Talk

>ALL the countermeasures.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)14:39 UTC+1 No.34388270 Report

>>34388261
>Not sure if Drache is to the point where we can feel safe Plane Shifting in.
We can just plane shift to the mountain were the giants used to live.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)14:42 UTC+1 No.34388293 Report

>>34388264
>Incapacitate the guide(s)
How would we do that ? And even if we cn, antagonizing them like that before we have even decided on anything is just counterproductive.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)14:44 UTC+1 No.34388316 Report

>>34388270
Plane shifting in will likely draw the attention of just about everybody, and they can probably cast teleport.

Also, weren't the giants always moving around since Drache soldiers kept following them? What if they're trying to track the Giants still and are in their cave?

I don't see any real benefit to that plan over other options already presented.

>>34388293
We'd incapacitate them through the same method we incapacitated the guards when escaping prison.

Antagonizing them at this point is of little consequence, since we're basically abducting their niece.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)14:47 UTC+1 No.34388342 Report

>>34388316
>I don't see any real benefit to that plan
The benefit is being absolutely foolproof against spying, in difference to the others, where the scrying could still pierce our false impression if powerful enough.
Also, we just need to chat for a one or two hours at most. When we switched over the first time, we weren't swamped with demons either, and that was while there were still two Demon Lords and a intact Drache empire.
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)14:48 UTC+1 No.34388358 Report

I'm seeing
2 for plane shift
1 for teleport
1 for woods

5 minutes more for responses, or Plane Shift it is
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)14:51 UTC+1 No.34388384 Report

>>34388358
I change >>34388242
to Teleport.

While it is probably the best solution, I nfear Plane Shift will end us up getting swamped by demon refugees or some nonsense like that. Better stay on our plane.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)14:53 UTC+1 No.34388399 Report

>>34388342
Where was it indicated we couldn't scry across planes?
I don't recall us ever trying to do that, actually, we don't know if it's possible.

Since Dream, a somewhat related spell, can be overcast to travel across planes, it wouldn't be completely out of the question to do something similar with scrying.

We also don't know how advanced that tracking spell is.


When we switched over the first time, nobody had their planar traveler radars on, since the barrier was up.
By the time the intrusion was realized, our sister was already having her allies shield us from most of our enemy's detection methods.

I really doubt we won't attract any attention, is what I'm saying.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)14:54 UTC+1 No.34388423 Report

>>34388399
Forgot to add, we also came through due to a magical accident involving an ancient teleporter the first time, so that might have had something to do with them not detecting us.
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)14:56 UTC+1 No.34388436 Report

Teleport it is, writing
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)14:56 UTC+1 No.34388438 Report

>>34388399
>Where was it indicated we couldn't scry across planes?
Its definitly a lot harder than just scrying on this plane, which does make it safer.
And clearly people did have planar traveler senses on, otherwise our sister wouldn't have known about us in the first place, and since the Demon Lords were the only ones who could feel it breaking, no one really knows either way now.

And even if by happenstance someone is still looking for Planar travalers, then we just teleport away again.
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08/25/14(Mon)14:57 UTC+1 No.34388448 Report

Don't we still have the storm node? Which has a configuration that let's us directly see and manipulate scrying?

We should spend some time loading it with storms at some point. That thing is useful.
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08/25/14(Mon)14:58 UTC+1 No.34388461 Report

>>34388448
>Detect Scrying: Alerts you of magical eavesdropping, lasts hours.

Is there any reason not to have that on all the time?
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)14:58 UTC+1 No.34388462 Report

>>34388436
If it's not too late, please add Detect Scrying to the list of countermeasures for teleportation.
Hopefully that will alert us if they get past the False Impression.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)15:00 UTC+1 No.34388476 Report

>>34388462
It doesn't do that. It will alert us of scrying even if they don't get past False Impression, since that doesn't block the scrying. And we can bet they will scry, so we might as well not bother.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)15:03 UTC+1 No.34388496 Report

>>34388438
Our sister didn't know that we arrived in that plane from the word go.

It took her learning from someone else through a divination of some kind that we existed and could heal her before she scryed on us and began trying to protect us and get us to her.

>>34388476
It might vary depending on how you layer the spells.

If Detect Scrying is on a lower layer of magical protection, it makes sense that it wouldn't be tripped unless they pierced the upper layers.

Maybe, I don't know, it's fucking magic, either way it's only one AE.
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)15:06 UTC+1 No.34388524 Report

Ok, roll 1d20+13 to see how effective your protections are
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)15:06 UTC+1 No.34388527 Report

Rolled 7 + 13 (1d20 + 13)

>>34388524
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)15:07 UTC+1 No.34388531 Report

Rolled 1 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

>>34388524
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)15:07 UTC+1 No.34388545 Report

Rolled 16 + 13 (1d20 + 13)

>>34388524
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)15:08 UTC+1 No.34388549 Report

Rolled 6 + 13 (1d20 + 13)

>>34388524
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)15:08 UTC+1 No.34388560 Report
File: The one throne.jpg-(125x125)
>>34388531
>>34388531
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)15:11 UTC+1 No.34388581 Report

You gather your companions casually, so as not to attract attention, you slip away from the village and teleport some distance away. You put up every precaution you can think of against eavesdropping and then you explain the conversation you overheard.

Reactions vary: Matthias looks angry and ready to hit something, Shahulzer seems amused, Isla looks crestfallen, and then looks at Jianxi.

Jianxi simply freezes, and then lashes out at you.

“Screw you, Miss bloody perfect Paladin!” she snarls “I finally found my family and you have to go and mess everything up, what, you can’t stand the thought of anyone else being happy?!”

“Jianxi” says Matthias “You know it’s not her fault-”

“Oh yeah, sure take her side” yells Jianxi, her face turning red “Just like always, everyone has to bow down and worship Lady I’m-So-Perfect, nothing is ever her fault.”

“I’m sorry to hurt you Jianxi” you say “And I truly wish your family wasn’t...the way they are.”

“Damn you!” responds Jianxi “I was happy, I found my family, I knew who I was, why’d you have to take that away from me, why?”

“It was based on a lie” says Isla “They’d have just treated you like...like a broodmare or something, not like you, not like the stubborn, beautiful, frustrating, smart person you are.”

“And I wouldn’t have known any of this!” screams Jianxi “I would have been happy!”

“I would have been happy” she says again in a quieter tone, tears streaming down her face “Why can’t I ever have anything nice?” she asks the world at large, and then she slumps down onto her knees, her head in her hands, sobbing.

Matthias looks uncomfortable, and Shahulzer looks confused, but you, Isla and Ebonsong know what to do.

You all hug Jianxi and whisper comforting words to her, telling her that she’s your friend, that she’ll always have a home in your domain, that one day she can start her own family if she wants one.
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)15:12 UTC+1 No.34388598 Report

>>34388581
Some time later...

Jianxi is over her grief and shock, and is now angry. She doesn’t want to leave, she wants to go back, in the worst way, you’re trying to talk her out of it.

“Fine, fine!” she says “If we’re not going to burn down the whole village, how about Shahulzer does a quick flyby and sets only some of it on fire?”

“Killing them just because you’re angry at them isn’t the right thing to do” you argue “No matter their crimes, murdering them out of hand is wrong.”

“I want to get them!” she insists “I want them to hurt.”

“Vengeance won’t help you feel better” you say “And could start a war, given their position in the Kugani Empire.”

“You never let me do anything” she says, arms crossed and a scowl on her face, she turns her back on you.

“What are we going to do?” asks Isla

“We can’t go back” says Matthias

“Sure we can” says Shahulzer “I’ll just do a quick flyby, like she said, and then we all go home.”

“No” you say “The whole village belongs to Jianxi’s family, even setting fire to the fence would be an attack.”

Jianxi straightens up, and then spins around “That’s it!” She says

Uh oh....you have a bad feeling about this

“I’m one of the ruling family there?” she asks you

“Apparently so” you respond

“And so some of it belongs to me?” she asks

“You can’t burn it down with that justification-” you say

“I don’t want to burn it” she says “I want to steal it.”

“Uh...what?” you respond
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)15:13 UTC+1 No.34388608 Report

>>34388598
“When they taught me about the magical tattoos they showed me a locked room that supposedly held the only written copy of their greatest spell-tattoos” she says “I want to steal it.”

“I don’t think that’s a good idea” you say

“It’s rightfully mine” insists Jianxi “Please? I’ve followed you across the world, I’ve backed you up, I’ve fought in a war for you, Sireyi, please, if my friendship means anything to you, let me twist the knife in them before we leave?”

>Talk her out of it
>Alright, let’s do this
>Other
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)15:14 UTC+1 No.34388612 Report

>>34388598
>“And so some of it belongs to me?”
No it doesn't ?
Just because its her family doesn't make their posessions hers. We have no idea how inheritance works here. And even if she has any, we don't know what it is.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)15:15 UTC+1 No.34388620 Report

>>34388608
>Talk her out of it
Its not actually rightfully hers, at all.
>Offer to take it and copy it, technically their teachings are part of her heritage, so copying wouldn't be wrong. As long as Jianxi doesn't give it out of the hands of her line.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)15:16 UTC+1 No.34388629 Report

>>34388608
>Other
Ask about the defenses of the room. Wards, guards, traps.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)15:17 UTC+1 No.34388638 Report

>>34388608
>Talk her out of it
Thats a terrible idea.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)15:17 UTC+1 No.34388641 Report

>>34388608

Well, with adequately creative interpretation of the rules, she has a point.

>Alright, let's do this.
>But the moment we got it, we're blasting out of here. Our joint trip here will no doubt have roused suspicions. And please give me your word that we're not setting anything on fire unless absolutely necessary.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)15:18 UTC+1 No.34388652 Report

>>34388641
>she has a point.
No she doesn't under no interpretation of any rules can she just take away the posessions of her uncle and aunt.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)15:20 UTC+1 No.34388661 Report

>>34388608
>Offer to take it and copy it, technically their teachings are part of her heritage, so copying wouldn't be wrong. As long as Jianxi doesn't give it out of the hands of her line.
This is a decent enough compromise.
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)15:21 UTC+1 No.34388666 Report

>>34388629
“What defences does the place have?” you ask as you consider what to say

“It’s build into a stone room, with a heavy metal door” she says “Apparently two keys are required to open it – one is held by Lhou, the other by Kiri. I sensed strong magic on it. I don’t know exactly what mystical defences it has but I’m guessing scrying and teleporting are out, that as soon as you try and open it, someone would be alerted, stuff like that. There were no guards I could see around it.”
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)15:24 UTC+1 No.34388701 Report

>>34388598
I guess, in deference to our shitty Jianxi loyalty rolls >>34388620
is a decent compromise, changing >>34388638
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)15:26 UTC+1 No.34388724 Report

>>34388652

They were seriously contemplating murdering her and her friends, they even drugged us all.
Any rules that might have protected them are merely guidelines.
This place is almost as bad as Drache. In fact it may be even worse.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)15:30 UTC+1 No.34388755 Report

>>34388724
>Any rules that might have protected them are merely guidelines.
No they aren't. Stealing is bad no matter if the people are evil or not. Morality isn't target dependent. Them being assholes doesn't justifiy us being assholes against them beyond what is necessary for defense.
Absolutely nothing suggests this place being anywhere near as bad as Drache. You think they didn't squash rebellions in Drache ?

Them being possibly evil, or very contextualy Lawful Neutral, does not make stealing ok for Seiryi, because it isn't necessary to fight their evil.
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)15:32 UTC+1 No.34388770 Report

“If we’re going to do this” you say “We’re going to do it properly – Jianxi – I guess you do have a right to that knowledge, but taking it away from the Clan is wrong, we’re going to get a hold of it, make a copy, and then give it back.”

“I can live with that” says Jianxi, after a moment of thought.

“Do we know any scribes that can write that fast?” asks Matthias

“We’ll figure something out” you respond.

“But how are we getting into a locked, magically warded room in the middle of a village of sorcerer-assassins?” asks Isla

“Oh that old puzzle...” says Shahulzer

You could go back as if nothing is wrong, and try to break in stealthily.
You could simply use brute force to break in, fighting all the way.
You could have some of you create a distraction, whilst others go for the vault.

>Stealth
>Smash and Grab
>Misdirection
>Other (outline plan please)
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)15:33 UTC+1 No.34388781 Report

>>34388755
Well technically they did drug our food, plan to kill us, plan to deceive us and other possible things.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)15:34 UTC+1 No.34388790 Report

>>34388755

>attempted
>imprisoning innocents under false charges
>implied plans for more rape and murder
There's absolutely nothing lawful about these people. They are just a mafia clan that happens to be on good terms with the a despotic emperor.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)15:34 UTC+1 No.34388801 Report

>>34388781
All of which is wrong and makes it perfectly justified to tell them to go fuck themself.
And they explicitly did not want to kill us, even if their reasons for it were not morality based.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)15:36 UTC+1 No.34388822 Report

>>34388790
>implied plans for more rape and murder
Thats absolute bullshit. They made it absolutely clear that the boy is supposed to make nice with her to get those kids, and if he harms her he gets wrecked. So, deception yes, but rape was definitly out.
The murder is possible, but not a definite thing.
We have no actual prove what they said about the guard wasn't true.

I agree they aren't lawful though.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)15:38 UTC+1 No.34388855 Report

>>34388790
>despotic emperor
Eh, I don't see any reason why he would be any more despotic than the King or Dornmer. He sounds like a completly normal feudal ruler.

>>34388770
>Misdirection
>Have Seiryi have a nice chat with the two, to tell them how shit they are. Wait until the grab was actually sucessfull for that part though.
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08/25/14(Mon)15:39 UTC+1 No.34388859 Report

>>34388770
At least this would explain the prophetic dream about Jianxi filling her skin with tattoos. Still, I don't think those people are as terrible as you all seem to think they are. They just have another perspective and their priorities put the continuation of the blood-line far above the lives of a few people. Especially filthy outsiders.

I think the morally correct would be to leave them, if we wouldn't have to expect assassins and kidnappers for the rest of Jianxi's live. As it is, we need to ensure that they won't come after Jianxi. Either we negotiate or we show enough power that they don't want to deal with us and cut their losses.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)15:40 UTC+1 No.34388865 Report

>>34388801
What..... They specifically said that the only reason they weren't gonna kill us was because they had a vision which predicated that they would lose a lot of manpower to take us down. If they only lost a few clan members they would of killed us on the spot.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)15:40 UTC+1 No.34388877 Report

>>34388855

Sounds good. Isla and Matthias should be with Jianxi, Isla to deal with magical security and Matthias in case things got hairy.

The dragon can listen in on the chat, and to back us up in case things went downhill.
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08/25/14(Mon)15:40 UTC+1 No.34388879 Report

>>34388770
Another thing: What's up with the drugged food? All of our allies should test their abilities first. Wouldn't want to suddenly find out their powers are sealed or something.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)15:41 UTC+1 No.34388883 Report

>>34388770
>Misdirection
>Confornt them while the others go for the price.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)15:42 UTC+1 No.34388896 Report

>>34388865
Thats exactly what I said yes. They did not want to kill us, even though there reasons for it were not morality based.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)15:43 UTC+1 No.34388908 Report

>>34388879
this is a good damn point. It seems we are fine, as we are super sparkle princess, but not everyone sparkles quite a bright as we.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)15:44 UTC+1 No.34388919 Report

>>34388859
These guys in particular are pretty damn awful, the Ries in general are allowed to ignore their own laws because muh genetic superiority.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)15:44 UTC+1 No.34388920 Report

>>34388908
True, at least Matthias can test his transformation and Isla her magic. Everything else seems fine, since they could spar.
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)15:45 UTC+1 No.34388931 Report

>>34388879
Whilst you refine your plan, you have everyone test their own powers. No one seems to be suffering from any side-effects of any poison.

Please roll willpower 1d20+2 (Isla)
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)15:45 UTC+1 No.34388938 Report

Rolled 6 + 2 (1d20 + 2)

>>34388931
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)15:46 UTC+1 No.34388940 Report

>>34388896
You said they 'did not want to kill us' but they did want to kill us. It is not that they did not want to kill us but they just did not go through with that plan.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)15:46 UTC+1 No.34388945 Report

Rolled 1 + 2 (1d20 + 2)

>>34388919
>the Ries in general are allowed to ignore their own laws
We don't actually know their laws. Maybe those laws allow them to do that.
As far as we know, the guard really was overzealous. And everything else might actually be within their laws. Even if it are shitty laws.

>>34388931
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)15:46 UTC+1 No.34388958 Report

Rolled 14 (1d20)

>>34388931
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)15:47 UTC+1 No.34388963 Report

>>34388822
>I agree they aren't lawful though.
The problem is that they're too far into the lawful side. Kugan is basically magical Tokugawa Japan. Everything is restricted and controlled, and this particular clan's job is to be the enforcers of the rules. And Jianxi is an outsider who happens to have their genetics but not their culture.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)15:47 UTC+1 No.34388965 Report

>>34388940
No they do not want to kill us, they would want to kill us if they could pull it of. Under the strictest sense yes, they had the desire to kill us, but without actual plans to do so, you can't really accuse them of intent.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)15:47 UTC+1 No.34388967 Report

>>34388958
Hopefully 16 is enough
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)15:48 UTC+1 No.34388972 Report
File: shades of grey.jpg-(125x100)
>>34388859They treat...
>>34388859

They treat Jianxi not as a person, but as a thing. Or as a breeding sow.

That's enough for me to despise them utterly.

I understand now why someone freaked out when meeting Ellahi, because I'm probably having a similar case of culture shock.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)15:48 UTC+1 No.34388980 Report

>>34388945
If that law is an actual law, then it is neither just nor good and we can ignore it's existence entirely.

Lawful Good is not Law + Good.

>>34388965
They slipped us a weakening poison and only cancelled the plan when it didn't work as well as they'd hoped.
It was intent to kill, completely and utterly.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)15:49 UTC+1 No.34388989 Report

>>34388963
I dunno, we don't really know their societys rules and law. Depending, they may or may not be really Lawul Neutral. But its impossible to tell knowing nothing about their society.

>>34388972
>They treat Jianxi not as a person, but as a thing. Or as a breeding sow.
Thats probably exegarrating it. They do treat her as a person, otherwise they would have locked her into a room had them rape her until she popped kids, remember, they didn't expect us to find her. So at least to some degree, they do consider her a person, just a lesser one because of lacking their culture.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)15:51 UTC+1 No.34388997 Report

>>34388965
Without plans? They have been continually drugging us and keeping surveillance on us both physically and magically. That could easily separate and attack us at any time. No real need for a plan just action. Yes we can accuse them of intent when they already have drugged us for the entire period of our stay.
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)15:51 UTC+1 No.34389002 Report

>Success

Although no one seems to be suffering any side-effects Isla is picking up faint traces of magic in each of you.

The magic is of the type that the Snakefist use. It does not appear to be doing anything to you at the moment, it seems....dormant for now.

>Ignore it, proceed with plan
>Dispel it

And so far the plan appears to be that Sireyi distracts the Clan leaders whilst everyone else cracks the saferoom.

Unless I hear anything else, that's what you're going to do.
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08/25/14(Mon)15:51 UTC+1 No.34389008 Report

>>34388972
The thing is that them not granting outsiders full personhood is not reason enough for us to start a war. It's just like in the other countries some non-humans are not considered people, despite us thinking they have it.

We can work with people who have different beliefs and act differently. Violence seems to be an unnatural answer, especially before attempting diplomacy.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)15:51 UTC+1 No.34389009 Report

>>34389002
>Dispel it
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)15:52 UTC+1 No.34389010 Report

>>34388980
>If that law is an actual law, then it is neither just nor good and we can ignore it's existence entirely.
>Lawful Good is not Law + Good.
No one ever said they are Lawful Good ?
The question was, are they Lawful Neutral, and they might, depending on what their laws are like.
>>34388980
They don't actually know it doesn't work, they think it does and its just not enough.

>>34388997
We can accuse them for drugging us, but they said they do not wish to try and kill us, even if they would really like to.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)15:52 UTC+1 No.34389016 Report

>>34389002
>Dispel it
can we make it seems like it's still there in order for them to keep thinking we're not suspecting anything?
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)15:53 UTC+1 No.34389020 Report

>>34389002
>Dispel it
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)15:53 UTC+1 No.34389040 Report

>>34389002
>>Dispel it
Probably intended to cow us if we make a scene.
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)15:54 UTC+1 No.34389052 Report

>>34389016
Unfortunately not, it's a completely alien type of magic to you, replicating the appearance or sense of it is beyond your skill at this time.

Dispel, ok, roll 1d20+13 (Sireyi goes first)
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)15:55 UTC+1 No.34389060 Report

>>34389008
We aren't starting a war.
The whole point of this thing is to not start a war.
Also stop using a tripcode, there's no point.

>>34389010
I know that nobody ever said they were lawful good, I was referring to the alignment itself.

They're Neutral Evil, probably aren't lawful since they work outside the law and their existence is one of those 'you aren't supposed to talk about this' kind of things.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)15:56 UTC+1 No.34389065 Report

Rolled 8 + 13 (1d20 + 13)

>>34389052
Damn. I fear we might tip them if they discover that the magic is gone.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)15:56 UTC+1 No.34389073 Report

Rolled 7 + 13 (1d20 + 13)

>>34389052
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)15:57 UTC+1 No.34389081 Report

Rolled 10 + 13 (1d20 + 13)

>>34389052
H-here I go
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)15:59 UTC+1 No.34389106 Report

Seems like Ebby can smell when something is afoul in the food, maybe we can have her check for poison and stuff from now on and warn us when she find some.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)15:59 UTC+1 No.34389112 Report

>>34389060
>They're Neutral Evil, probably aren't lawful since they work outside the law and their existence is one of those 'you aren't supposed to talk about this' kind of things.
There is no proof of their being Evil. Doing some stuff that is Evil =/= being Evil.
Thats why Neutral exists.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)16:01 UTC+1 No.34389142 Report

>>34389112
Why are we trying to force linear morality, which has never managed to properly define a character or group in it's entire existence, into this again?

Not to mention, cultural values difference alters opinions drastically.
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)16:03 UTC+1 No.34389163 Report

You dispel the magic of...whatever it is, and intense pain rips through you, like something in your gut is trying to claw its way out.

You fall to your knees and retch, spewing blood everywhere, until you feel like you've bled out through your mouth (HP 28/58), your blood is everywhere.

Eventually it stops, and with your powers of endurance and regeneration, you recover quickly, but that hurt like hell.

It seems the poison, or spell, or whatever it was, has a lethal response to being dispelled, unless you squash its powers utterly.

Matthias and Shahulzer might survive that, Jianxi and Isla almost certainly wouldn't.

You could Dispel the others, putting enough power into it to make sure, or you could leave it.

>Dispel
>Leave it
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)16:04 UTC+1 No.34389178 Report

>>34389163
Did our companions just not react at all to us screaming in pain and vomiting blood all over the place?
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)16:05 UTC+1 No.34389191 Report

>>34389163
>Dispel
Something powerful enough to take out half our hp is dangerous if it happens unexpectedly.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)16:06 UTC+1 No.34389208 Report

>>34389163
>Dispel
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)16:10 UTC+1 No.34389255 Report

Ok, roll 1d20+13, and vote on extra arcane power, average of 3 votes used.

You can target everyone with a single dispel.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)16:11 UTC+1 No.34389264 Report

Rolled 11 + 13 (1d20 + 13)

>>34389255
15?
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)16:11 UTC+1 No.34389268 Report

Rolled 12 + 13 (1d20 + 13)

>>34389255
10
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)16:11 UTC+1 No.34389271 Report

FUCK YEAH PALADIN OF JOY QUEST!
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)16:11 UTC+1 No.34389274 Report

Rolled 20 + 13 (1d20 + 13)

>>34389255
25
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)16:12 UTC+1 No.34389275 Report

Rolled 8 + 13 (1d20 + 13)

>>34389255
All of it. No risks.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)16:15 UTC+1 No.34389309 Report

>>34389274
good stuff man
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)16:18 UTC+1 No.34389352 Report

“By the Gods Sireyi! Are you ok” says Isla, rushing over to you as you pick yourself up off the floor “What was that?”

The rest of your companions are a second behind her, having been taken by surprise at your reaction. They’re similarly horrified, and scared, as they all have whatever it is inside them too.

“That” you say, standing upright painfully “Was the poison they’ve been feeding us, that was the magic you detected, I guess it doesn’t like being dispelled.”

“Uh, so what do we do?” asks Matthias “I mean, I’m tough, but I don’t think I’d survive...that.”

“Last time I was just trying to dispel it normally” you say “This time I’m going to crush the spell before it can react, or activate its secondary effect.”

“Are you sure that’s a good idea?” asks Jianxi

“Nope” you say “But it beats having that in you where they can activate it at any time.”

>Success

You manage to wipe clean the poison-magic in your companions without any adverse reactions.

“Right” you say, “Here’s the plan, I’m going to distract Lhou and Kiri, and you four are going to break into the vault.”

“How?” asks Isla

“You’ve got two strong guys, and two smart girls with magic powers” you say “I’m sure you’ll figure something out”

Point of view time, choose who you want to be for the next scene

>Sireyi
>Someone else (who?)

Ebonsong is not an option, sorry
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)16:18 UTC+1 No.34389355 Report

>>34389275
We still have to teleport out of the area. I mean riding on a dragon is kinda a big target.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)16:19 UTC+1 No.34389366 Report

>>34389352
>Sireyi
>>34389355
Why exactly would we not teleport out with Ride the Lightning ?
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)16:20 UTC+1 No.34389382 Report

>>34389352
>Ebonsong
Fuck the police!
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)16:20 UTC+1 No.34389383 Report

>>34389352
>Ebonsong
Fuck railroading.

But seriously, Sireyi.

>>34389366
It takes 5 DE for each additional passenger, so it's not efficient.
Still, it's an option, I'd just prefer to teleport (2 AE/extra person).
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)16:21 UTC+1 No.34389400 Report

>>34389383
>It takes 5 DE for each additional passenger, so it's not efficient.
But it takes us basically all the way home if we want, while Teleport just drops us off at best at the Enclave.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)16:23 UTC+1 No.34389417 Report
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>>34389352>EbonsongFuk...
>>34389352
>Ebonsong
Fuk da polic
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)16:26 UTC+1 No.34389466 Report

I bet Pally secretly wants us to take Ebonsong
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)16:28 UTC+1 No.34389511 Report

>>34389400
It could, but there are some things only spells can do.
Locking down all our DE into a massively long distance RTL and consuming all our AE would mean we can't put that monstrous willpower into play if this becomes a fight, either.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)16:32 UTC+1 No.34389564 Report

>>34389511
>Locking down all our DE
Not even close. Its 30 DE at most.
And if we actually use up all our DE, our teleport will be just as useless, since they can easily follow that one.
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)16:38 UTC+1 No.34389656 Report

You are Ebonsong, baby dragon you asked for this.

Big Sister Sireyi was sick, but now she’s better. You back to the Village of Strange Horrible Magics and lie on her shoulders as she goes to talk to the leaders, they talk, meaningless noises.

The two of them smell like this whole place, Bad Magic. At least Big Sister finally realised that they’re bad now, you can’t imagine what she was thinking, swallowing that spell. Still, she’s big sister, and she’s always right.

Suddenly the man jumps up and starts shouting, the smell of magic on both on them gets stronger, they’re going to hurt your sister with some sort of spell. You can’t allow that, you snarl, preparing to unleash your breath weapon and melt their faces.

And now for another point of view...

You teleport back to the village and go straight to the Jhongu residence, you enter through the front and tell one of the servants you want to speak to Lhou and Kiri, whilst your companions enter through a side door.

The two Clan rulers are eager to see you and make polite enquiries about how you’re doing, they don’t mention your brief disappearance but you can see that something is bothering them.

You distract them with talk about how Jianxi has built a life for herself back in Dornmer, and that whilst she intends to stay with her family, she would want to keep in contact. They assure you that she can come back to visit any time she likes and you discuss visiting arrangements, try to figure out timezone differences and generally arrange Jianxi’s life without her present.

Suddenly Lhou jump up, angry “What have you done?” he yells

Kiri gasps “The Clans secrets!”

Apparently your allies have met with some success. Ebonsong is standing up on your shoulders and looks ready to attack, seems like she picked up on the mood.

>Time to leave
>You were going to hurt Jianxi (talk to them)
>Fight!
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)16:40 UTC+1 No.34389688 Report

>>34388972
what is that quote from?
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)16:40 UTC+1 No.34389693 Report

>>34389564
Okay, locking down all but 5 of our DE. Enough for one lightning bolt or storm.
That's also making an assumption about world size, we don't know how fast the ships travel.

I'm not saying we should use our DE anyway, I'm saying we shouldn't use all our AE immediately so we have some to work with as the situation changes and don't need to dip into DE if it becomes a fight.

So we can RTL back to home with all of us immediately after we get the thing.

I'm agreeing with you, I'm just trying to be more prudent and prepared for a wider variety of circumstances.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)16:43 UTC+1 No.34389723 Report

>>34389656

>Do you treat all your children like livestock, or only the ones that return from death? Was your childhood too full of people ready to stab you?
we know the answer to those questions already
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)16:43 UTC+1 No.34389727 Report

>>34389656
>You were going to hurt Jianxi (talk to them)
>Full on Halo and everything.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)16:45 UTC+1 No.34389757 Report

>>34389656
>You were going to hurt Jianxi (talk to them)
Ebonsong is 2cute.
Anyone feel like using that bonus part of Angel's Voice 2 that lets us induce specific emotions in other people?

Questions for OP:
Would that actually register as a magical effect?
How subtle would it be if we did use it?
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)16:45 UTC+1 No.34389758 Report

>>34389656
>You were going to hurt Jianxi (talk to them)
>Halo and Detect Evil, if we detect it Sanctuary
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)16:46 UTC+1 No.34389770 Report

>>34389656
>You were going to hurt Jianxi (talk to them)
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08/25/14(Mon)16:47 UTC+1 No.34389788 Report

>>34389656
>You'll get them back soon enough.
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)16:48 UTC+1 No.34389795 Report

>>34389757
>Would that actually register as a magical effect?
Yes

>How subtle would it be if we did use it?
It can be used as part of normal speech (subtle) or it can be used to go full-on booming voice of Heaven (not subtle)
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)16:49 UTC+1 No.34389815 Report

>>34389757
I really want to take more dragon powers so she gets more intelligent. Just one more for young. I hope she doesn't have a bratty phase.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)16:53 UTC+1 No.34389855 Report

>>34389815
I plan to put at least one dragon power into the XP spending list every level up for the time being, don't worry.
She'll start growing to the Young phase as soon as we get the next burst of XP. Probably.

We already went through most of the bratty stages pretty well. Maybe we should invest in the Parenting skill a bit?
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)16:54 UTC+1 No.34389870 Report

>>34389855
What did you have planned ?
Acid Breath seems pretty tempting, considering the utility.
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)16:59 UTC+1 No.34389951 Report

“You were going to hurt Jianxi” you say “my friend – your niece. Do you treat all your children like livestock, or only the ones that return from death? Was your childhood too full of people ready to stab you?”

“As for the clan secrets” you say “You’ll get them back, someday”

“You stupid barbarian girl!” fumes Lhou “You understand nothing, individual lives don’t matter, the Clan and the Empire are all-important! Besides, she’s been poisoned by your foolish outlander ways, the only value she has left is her bloodline – the powers she can pass on to her children, she could never learn to work our powers.”

“She might surprise you there” you respond “She’s one smart gir-”

He kicks you in the stomach, mid-sentence. You didn’t even have a chance to react, you’ve never seen any human move that fast.

You fly backwards through a wooden wall, and end up partially embedded in the one after that. He’s strong too, maybe as strong as you. Guess those tattoos really do work as advertised, that would have broken an ordinary person in two.

(HP 53/58)

Ebonsong alights next to you, having taken flight as soon as you were hit.
The two of them advance through the hole in the wall you just made. You’re in a small room, maybe 10ft across, with two experienced sorcerer-assassins with tattoos that grant them strength and speed, they’re not holding any obvious weapons.

“Best to take her alive” says Kiri as she advances “We might need her to bargain with.”

“Agreed” says Lhou “But we don’t need her intact, or conscious.”

Actions?

>Attack with Halberd
>Fly out of there
>Use Power (which?)
>Use Spell (what?)
>Other
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)17:00 UTC+1 No.34389966 Report

>>34389870
It depends entirely on how much XP we get.
Breath Weapon is what I was planning on, but if OP tempts me with enough GXP/AXP to buy AotD 3 and then Seraphic Dragon in the same level-up, I might bite.

I'd also put all four Breath Weapon Mod spells on the list at the same time as we get Breath Weapon, since we can get all 4 for 1 GXP.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)17:01 UTC+1 No.34389991 Report

>>34389951
>Use spell (Forcecage)
Can we get both of them in it?
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)17:02 UTC+1 No.34390001 Report

>>34389951
>Fly up and use Storm Winds

Afterwards we contact our group and find out where they are.
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)17:02 UTC+1 No.34390009 Report

>>34389991
Yes
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)17:03 UTC+1 No.34390021 Report

>>34389991
There are others around to dispell it and attack us at the same time.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)17:04 UTC+1 No.34390045 Report

>>34390009
Forcecage sounds good.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)17:06 UTC+1 No.34390064 Report

>>34390045
Its a waste of movement against a clan of sorcerer who can dispell it.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)17:06 UTC+1 No.34390077 Report

>>34390021
I can't see any mention of people who aren't them in the room, and it'll probably interrupt their chosen actions for this turn and take them at least one round to dispel it.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)17:07 UTC+1 No.34390085 Report

>>34390077
We got kicked through a wall!
Even if no one was in the other room, they will be there soon.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)17:08 UTC+1 No.34390098 Report

>>34390064
Dispel is a variable strength ability and Sireyi is pretty powerful as a wizard.
I doubt they'll be able to break the spell in one round.

>>34390085
Pretty soon means enough time to run.
I'm trying to slow them down and prevent them from attacking us when we take off or doing something else that's bad, like grabbing Ebonsong.
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Mathrian 08/25/14(Mon)17:09 UTC+1 No.34390104 Report

>>34389951
>Use Spell (forcecage)
Makes sense to at least attempt a non murder way about it first. We are a Paladin of Konig.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)17:09 UTC+1 No.34390110 Report

>>34390098
Storm Wind knocks them down, protects us and gives us flight bonus all in one go.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)17:10 UTC+1 No.34390118 Report

>>34390009
Can we get some more info on how forcecage works?
Is it easy to dispel, or specifically made to resist attempts to dispel it?

>>34390110
Those are two different functions of the ability, flight is a permanent passive and gust of wind is an action unto itself.
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)17:15 UTC+1 No.34390186 Report

Forcecage it is.

Current DE 34/35, Current AE 37/48

Vote if you want to use extra AE to make Forcecage resistant to dispel attempts.

>>34390118
>Can we get some more info on how forcecage works?

It's a solid cube of magical energy, breaking it requires magic or extreme physical force (natural disaster-level of power), it is not automatically resistant to dispel attempts. Extra Arcane Energy can be used to make it harder to dispel.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)17:15 UTC+1 No.34390194 Report

>>34390186
7AE
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)17:16 UTC+1 No.34390207 Report

>>34390186
Yes, use 22.
That'll keep them out of our hair for a while.
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Mathrian 08/25/14(Mon)17:16 UTC+1 No.34390222 Report

>>34390186
22 as well.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)17:16 UTC+1 No.34390224 Report

>>34390186
10 should suffice.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)17:18 UTC+1 No.34390247 Report

>>34390186
>It's a solid cube of magical energy
Does it prevent teleportation, like dimension door here ?
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08/25/14(Mon)17:19 UTC+1 No.34390261 Report

>>34390186
22 extra.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)17:20 UTC+1 No.34390275 Report

>>34390247
I'd hope so.
I mean, it's a cube of pure magic, it can't be nice to teleport through and all the extra magic we're pumping into it won't help that.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)17:21 UTC+1 No.34390300 Report

>>34390275
Its a cube of Force energy, normally. It might be different here, but normally you can Dimension Door out of it.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)17:23 UTC+1 No.34390344 Report

>>34390247
That would be highly unusual and overpowered, the 3.5 spell does not prevent teleportation.
It might be different here, but we have no reason to assume so, hence why I wanted o invest only a minimum.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)17:24 UTC+1 No.34390370 Report

>>34390300
>>34390186
>It's a solid cube of magical energy
I don't think force is even an element in this setting, given that magic missile also does magical damage.

>>34390344
Maybe a little overpowered.
It should at least be difficult to teleport through, with difficulty increasing proportional to AE added.
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)17:24 UTC+1 No.34390373 Report

As the two of them approach, you pick yourself out of the wall and chant a quick spell, encasing them in a magical cube of force. (AE 19/48)

“You’ll have to do better than that” says Kiri, she chants a spell as Lhou tenses, ready to act.

Your forcecage resists Kiri’s attempt to dispel it and she curses.

Lhou disappears, only to reappear outside the Forcecage, ready to attack you.

Kiri prepares another spell.

>Attack with Halberd
>Fly out of there
>Use Power (which?)
>Use Spell (what?)
>Other

Ebonsong is perched on broken pieces of wood, watching intently.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)17:27 UTC+1 No.34390417 Report

>>34390373
>Lhou disappears, only to reappear outside the Forcecage
That answers the question then.
What a waste of AE.

>Activate Aspect of Dragon and use Shining Scales. No we have to fight it out, thanks to our enormous down in AE.
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Mathrian 08/25/14(Mon)17:27 UTC+1 No.34390419 Report

>>34390373
Pally, does dispel magic destroy magic items? Or simply suppress them? Also do we know if magical tattoos count as a magical item or as an enchantment?
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)17:27 UTC+1 No.34390429 Report

>>34390373
just lightning them
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)17:28 UTC+1 No.34390434 Report

>>34390373
Okay, they can just teleport right through it.
Goddammit.

>Activate Aspect of the Dragon II
Is that a full action?
If not, cast Stoneskin as well.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)17:28 UTC+1 No.34390435 Report

>>34390419
We would have to dispell each individually. Even if it works.
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)17:28 UTC+1 No.34390447 Report

>>34390419
>Pally, does dispel magic destroy magic items? Or simply suppress them? Also do we know if magical tattoos count as a magical item or as an enchantment?

Suppresses, not destroys.

You don't know the answer re: tattoos
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)17:29 UTC+1 No.34390458 Report

>>34390429
We're saving that DE for our escape route.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)17:31 UTC+1 No.34390486 Report

>>34390373
>Just fly up out of reach. Then cast Telepathic Link.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)17:32 UTC+1 No.34390507 Report

>>34390486
I think everyone that goes under it's effects needs to be near each other when the spell is first cast.
We didn't cast it before entering the village because these guys have Probe Thoughts.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)17:32 UTC+1 No.34390509 Report

>>34390434

Seconding defensive form.

We're stalling for our friends after all.
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Mathrian 08/25/14(Mon)17:32 UTC+1 No.34390510 Report

>>34390447
Thanks.

>>34390435
Is that so? Damn, I'm used to it simply targeting a person.

>>34390373
this sounds good >>34390417
>Activate Aspect of Dragon and use Shining Scales
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)17:36 UTC+1 No.34390581 Report

Aspect of the Dragon 2, writing

Shining Scales is a separate spell and would require a separate action.

You can spend XP to make spells rapid (no action).
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)17:42 UTC+1 No.34390681 Report

You draw upon your arcane powers and transform into a more draconic form. You look like a mixture of half-dragon/half-angel; your hands have long claws; your skin is covered in black scales; two horns curl around your head; your mouth is full of sharp teeth; a 4ft-long dextrous tail sprouts from your rear.

Lhou attacks you, hit fists hit like boulders, only your supreme toughness and dragon scales helping to protect you from a savage beating. Your military training kicks in and in one smooth motion you have your halberd in your hands, trying to fend off his blows.

(HP 49/58)

Kiri disappears from the forcecage, appearing on the other side of the room, she hangs back, letting Lhou hit you whilst she watches, probably waiting to dispel any magic you try.

Actions?

>Attack with Halberd
>Fly out of there
>Use Power (which?)
>Use Spell (what?)
>Other

Optional
>Have Ebonsong distract Kiri
>Ebonsong stays out of it
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)17:44 UTC+1 No.34390708 Report

>>34390681
>Halberd
>Use power (Lightning Enhancement)
It's not magic, 4 DE. (+20 Lightning Damage)
No point in casting if she's going to just try and dispel any buffs.

>Ebonsong stays out of it
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)17:44 UTC+1 No.34390710 Report

>>34390681
>Good Touch him. Redeeming touch.
>Call for him to repent loudly in booming Angel Voice, to get the attention of your allies, so they know where you are.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)17:45 UTC+1 No.34390727 Report

>>34390681
>>34390710
+
>Ebonsong stays out of it.
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Mathrian 08/25/14(Mon)17:47 UTC+1 No.34390763 Report

>>34390681
sounds good to me. >>34390710


Good luck fucker
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)17:47 UTC+1 No.34390773 Report

>>34390710
I really don't think that'll work.
Lhou just went 'muh empire, muh clan', when we tried to talk to him and then kicked us through a wall; I really doubt he would care about all the bad things he's done.
Too loyal to be persuaded that easily.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)17:48 UTC+1 No.34390788 Report

>>34390710

Redeeming touch... hmm... tempting, but since we're taking Jianxi away it's just death sentence for him if it works and waste of effort if it's not.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)17:49 UTC+1 No.34390814 Report

>>34390710
But we don't know of he's evil. Just because he thinks killing people is preferable under the current circumstances doesn't mean he needs to be redeemed.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)17:49 UTC+1 No.34390822 Report

>>34390773
It will at worst put him into pain spasms for some time.
And at best, he might actually see a better way.
It does make him feel empathy for the people he harmed, and if he killed people for protesting against starvation and opression, this will affect him.
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Mathrian 08/25/14(Mon)17:50 UTC+1 No.34390834 Report
File: yes_and.jpg-(124x124)
>>34390788>it's...
>>34390788
>it's just death sentence for him if it works
>pic related
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)17:50 UTC+1 No.34390835 Report

>>34390814
>But we don't know of he's evil.
If he truly has never harmed a person that didn't objectively deserve it by the standarts of our paladin powers, then we should just get the hell out of here, because he must be more siantly than us.
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)17:51 UTC+1 No.34390849 Report

Redeeming Touch it is, please roll 1d20+13 and vote on extra Divine Energy used (if any)
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)17:52 UTC+1 No.34390865 Report

Rolled 12 + 13 (1d20 + 13)

>>34390849
DE4
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)17:52 UTC+1 No.34390871 Report

Rolled 9 + 13 (1d20 + 13)

>>34390849
DE5
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)17:52 UTC+1 No.34390872 Report

Rolled 14 + 13 (1d20 + 13)

>>34390849
None, we need all that DE to get home.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)17:53 UTC+1 No.34390891 Report

>>34390865
>>34390871
>>34390872

Well at least he is incapacitated for this round, and we can run.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)17:54 UTC+1 No.34390907 Report

>>34390834

I'm a bit loathe of using this power as a weapon.

Then again, he's probably skilled and clever enough, if he did turn good as result, he might end up a bit kinder.

I think any significant reevaluation is out of question. Their culture is callous towards an individual, but they believe they are doing the right thing.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)17:54 UTC+1 No.34390912 Report

>>34390891
>Assuming redeeming touch works like that if it fails
>Forgetting about the other sorcerer-assassin in the room
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)17:55 UTC+1 No.34390927 Report

>>34390907
>I'm a bit loathe of using this power as a weapon.
Its not as a weapon.
He is a actual official of this realm. And he his important for Jianxi, it would be best if he saw the error of his ways and mended them. Its definitly using the power as intended.

>>34390912
We can only target one of them anyway.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)17:57 UTC+1 No.34390947 Report

>>34390907
I'm very loathe to use it as a weapon.
I wish other people that dislike it would've actually voted.

>>34390927
Except for the part where Mathrian wants to get him killed and the other guy wants to take advantage of the redemption-seizure aspect.
Totally used as intended.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)17:57 UTC+1 No.34390953 Report

>>34390891
At the very least, it didn't waste as much as the Forcecage.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)17:58 UTC+1 No.34390963 Report

>>34390947
The OOC strategies that might be behind it in our mind, have no ndirect bearing on why Seyiri does it, unless we make it so, per actual vote.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)18:00 UTC+1 No.34391000 Report

>>34390947
>and the other guy
Who strangely enough, apparently didn't even vote for it.

I did take this choice because I think he can be made to see what he is doing to Jianxi and others is thw wrong way to serve the prosperity of his people and empire. Its definitly worth a shot before giving up on Jianxis family.
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)18:00 UTC+1 No.34391006 Report

The next time Lhou hits you, you flood him with positive energies, forcing him to experience what his done to others, making him see his actions through their eyes. (DE 27/35)

>Failure

Lhou drops to the ground, screaming “I did, what I did, I did it for the Empire, father, no, pleaseeeeee!”

Even though you haven’t redeemed him, seems like he’s done some very bad things in his time. He's distracted and won't be acting for a while.

Kiri doesn’t hesitate and launches a ball of flame at you with a flick of her wrist. It incinerates the walls around you, leaving you an easy path to escape, she seems surprised that you’re not burnt to a crisp too. You’re only slightly charred.

(HP 43/58)

Actions?

>Attack with Halberd
>Fly out of there
>Use Power (which?)
>Use Spell (what?)
>Other

If attacking, specify target.

Ebonsong option open as before.

Most of the surrounding walls are gone, there’s several corridors you can see if you wanted to try and get away.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)18:02 UTC+1 No.34391026 Report

>>34391006
Huh, that actually sorta worked.

>Fly out of there
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)18:03 UTC+1 No.34391037 Report

>>34391006
>Even though you haven’t redeemed him
A bit of a shame, but I guess we would have needed a lot more for that. Maybe the experience is useful in the long run.

>Fly out of there
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Mathrian 08/25/14(Mon)18:04 UTC+1 No.34391052 Report

>>34390947
>Mathrian wants to get him killed

Okay, hold up a second. OOC, I really don't care about this guy if he lives or dies. And I also think the idea of him dying from possibly gaining a conscience is silly. Hes not going to go full retard and try and shut everything down if it works. I certainly expect he would try and slowly change things as best as possible without getting himself killed.


>>34391006
>Use Spell (Sanctify- enhances redeeming touch powers)
>Redeeming Touch Kiri.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)18:05 UTC+1 No.34391058 Report

>>34391006
>Fly out of there
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)18:06 UTC+1 No.34391082 Report

>>34391037
Are you really surprised it didn't redeem him?
He was probably DC 50, at the least.

>>34391052
No.
We need all that DE to get home, assuming that this ocean isn't too gigantic.
Seriously, there's wanting to redeem people and then there's being Fluff.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)18:06 UTC+1 No.34391089 Report

>>34391006

Do we have any measure of learning how our comrades are doing? I§m not sure if telepathic link is the best thing to activate right now though....

>Stoneskin
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)18:07 UTC+1 No.34391111 Report

>>34391089
>Stoneskin
>Against the offensive caster
If you're going to vote against the tide, at least vote for Spell Turning or Shining Scales.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)18:08 UTC+1 No.34391122 Report

>>34391006

Maybe we can offer him a chance at redemption later on. Since it did strike something with him, I think we would win the most by actually making better people out of Jianxis family.
Sadly there is no guarantee they won't still reject her, xenophobia is probably not cured by redeeming touch.

>>34391082
>Are you really surprised it didn't redeem him?
No not really, I had hoped it might work, but I didn't want to bank too much of our DE on it.
Prgmatism won out over the truly good choice here, I have to admit.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)18:08 UTC+1 No.34391127 Report

>>34391111

Ah, you've got a point. I'd rather go with Shining scales though, it's not like I actually want them dead.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)18:10 UTC+1 No.34391156 Report

>>34391122

I wonder if there was a way to try and diplomance them into reevaluating their treatment of Jianxi (if not other barbarians), but that would be probably much harder than even killing them.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)18:11 UTC+1 No.34391178 Report

>>34391156
>but that would be probably much harder than even killing them.
That would make it the Paladin option even more actually. If we were alone here, I would have voted for trying that, but sadly it would have taken too long and risked the others too much if we would have failed.
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)18:11 UTC+1 No.34391182 Report

Fly out, ok, writing
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)18:12 UTC+1 No.34391188 Report

>>34391122
Yeah, well, I definitely didn't help.
I was too busy being mad to suggest Sanctify, which might've made a difference, both in how much DE people were willing to spend and the end result.

I feel bad about it.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)18:14 UTC+1 No.34391220 Report

>>34391188
I sadly didn't think of that effect of Sanctify. Even if it might have made no difference.
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DivineDerier 08/25/14(Mon)18:19 UTC+1 No.34391294 Report

PoJQM.

This quest is good and you should feel good. You're in my top 5, nigga.
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)18:24 UTC+1 No.34391351 Report

With the way out clear, you scoop up Ebonsong and fly away, banking you follow a corridor to one of the exits. You hear a scream of rage behind you, Kiri is running after you, but she has barely a tenth of your speed.

Outside a scene of carnage greets your eyes.

Shahulzer is in his full dragon form, standing on his hind legs, looming over Matthias, Isla and Jianxi. One of his wings is tangled up by some sticky webbing, the other hangs limp, he’s bleeding heavily.

He’s keeping a hundred or so attackers back with claws and tail, and blasts of hellfire.

Around his feet are your companions.

Isla is prone and unmoving, a collection of scrolls on the floor next to her.

Jianxi is duelling three attackers, they’re moving with the same unnatural speed Lhou did, and she isn’t faring well.

Matthias is in his wolf-man form and tears into a half-dozen attackers, his fur is matted with his blood and his muzzle and claws drip with theirs.

20 or so of the local...enforcers, sorcerer-assassins, whatever they are, lie dead on the floor and from the burn marks around the place, Shahulzer might’ve taken a few more out.

That must've been one interesting robbery.

Their attackers are using short swords and throwing knives, as well as a variety of spells.

As you fly over to them, only Shahulzer notices you “Fine day for a fight!” he calls out “Throw some lightning at them!”

>Lightning? I’ll show them lightning
>Time to go (Teleport/Ride the Lightning)
>Grab Isla
>Help Matthias
>Help Jianxi
>Other (what?)

>>34391294
Thank you, always nice to be appreciated
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)18:26 UTC+1 No.34391380 Report

>>34391351
>Time to go (Teleport/Ride the Lightning)
>Take everyone, and the scrolls.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)18:26 UTC+1 No.34391381 Report

>>34391351

>Stormwind the attackers away
>Time to go
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Mathrian 08/25/14(Mon)18:26 UTC+1 No.34391398 Report

>>34391351
>Time to go (Teleport/Ride the Lightning)
>Make sure to grab Isla and the scrolls.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)18:27 UTC+1 No.34391407 Report

>>34391351
>Time to go (Teleport/Ride the Lightning)
>Make sure to grab Isla and the scrolls.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)18:28 UTC+1 No.34391422 Report

>>34391351
>Make sure to grab Isla, Jianxi, Matthias, Shahulzer, Ebonsong and the scrolls.
>RTL back to Dornmer, burn some HP if we have to.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)18:29 UTC+1 No.34391432 Report

>>34391351
Looks like this was a less than valuable expedition to show Shahulzer the power of Friendship and Cooperation.
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)18:31 UTC+1 No.34391458 Report

Destination?

>Dornmer, screw the DE/HP cost
>Just far enough away to heal and tend to allies

Either way, roll 1d20+13 to beat the wards against teleporting
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)18:32 UTC+1 No.34391467 Report

Rolled 3 + 13 (1d20 + 13)

>>34391432
It was kinda successful.
He has some friends now, and they're cooperating in the murder.

>>34391458
>Dornmer
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)18:33 UTC+1 No.34391473 Report

Rolled 15 + 13 (1d20 + 13)

>>34391458
>Just far enough away to heal and tend to allies
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)18:33 UTC+1 No.34391477 Report

Rolled 2 + 13 (1d20 + 13)

>>34391458
>Just far enough
If we fail the check, we could get stuck with barely any HP
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)18:34 UTC+1 No.34391494 Report

>>34391473
>>34391477
Most of the cost of RTL comes from bringing others along, it's 500 miles/DE or HP.
Oceans are not that big.
20 to bring them any distance at all.
It'd really be better to jump to Dornmer, since we'll just have these assholes TP after us otherwise.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)18:36 UTC+1 No.34391520 Report

>>34391494
It seems to risky to me. Once we have arrived, we heal, then Shahulzer takes Jianxi and Matthias on his back, and we carry the weakened Isla and fly away until our DE has regenerated.
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Mathrian 08/25/14(Mon)18:36 UTC+1 No.34391524 Report

>>34391458
>Dornmer, screw the DE/HP cost
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)18:37 UTC+1 No.34391531 Report

>>34391520
DE takes an extended 8 hour rest to regenerate and is also where all of our healing comes from.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)18:38 UTC+1 No.34391545 Report

>>34391520
>>34391531
Also Shahulzer's wings are busted, he can't fly right now.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)18:38 UTC+1 No.34391554 Report

>>34391531
Yes and ?

If we use Ride the Lightning for just 2 DE, we still get further away than they are likely to be able to follow. With 1000 Miles to put between us.

>>34391545
Hence the heal
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)18:39 UTC+1 No.34391564 Report

>>34391554
We don't use it for 'just 2' we use it for 'just 22', unless you want to leave our allies behind.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)18:40 UTC+1 No.34391573 Report

>>34391494
>Oceans are not that big.
The Atlantic between europe and NA is 3 milion miles.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)18:41 UTC+1 No.34391591 Report

>>34391564
But we only use two of those for distance, which was the point.

>>34391573
3k miles, actually.
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)18:41 UTC+1 No.34391596 Report

Dornmer it is, writing
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)18:43 UTC+1 No.34391613 Report

>>34391591
So we have a grand total of 5 DE left, no way to regenerate it since we're being chased, trapped on a hostile continent against a bunch of teleporting sorcerer-assassin assholes.
Great fucking plan, what about the wing covered in sticky gunk probably designed to be as difficult as possible to remove?
Or the fact that neither Sireyi nor Shahulzer have infinite stamina?
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)18:44 UTC+1 No.34391625 Report

>>34391613
>So we have a grand total of 5 DE left
And if we fail, we are trapped in between all these guys with a significant HP drop.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)18:45 UTC+1 No.34391648 Report

>>34391625
You didn't address any of the other points, anon.
Namely that your plan is either die or die tired.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)18:48 UTC+1 No.34391686 Report

>>34391648
Because the other points were irellevant to the argument. We don't know what the gunk does, and thei8r stamina is definitly enough for that flight.

The entire poinjt was that using our HP risks us being trapped here wdown on our resources, not that the other plan is objectively better, yes, if we do pull off the teleport, of course reaching Dornmer is better, but we have no guarantee for that, and if we don't then the attempt leaves us worse of then the other attempt.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)18:52 UTC+1 No.34391753 Report

>>34391686
If we don't we're fucked anyway, since we can't try again.
You're unwilling to burn any HP, so either plan's failure means we can't try again.
This isn't a fight we can win, so not escaping isn't an option.

The gunk is used by assassins who probably developed to ground flying opponents, large ones in particular, for an extended period of time.
The same assassins that fight demon worshipers all the time and have probably fought hellwyrms before.
There's about a zero percent chance it isn't specifically designed to be difficult to remove or burn.

How long do you think the flight would be?
Oh, and keep in mind, Shahulzer is slower than us and we'd both be carrying people.
We can't get across the ocean exhausted as we are even if Shahulzer can fly.
If we don't cross the ocean, then we have teleporters after us and would be wanted criminals, there would be no opportunity for rest and we would eventually collapse from exhaustion.

We're just as fucked with either plan if we fail, but we're *still* fucked with your plan.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)18:55 UTC+1 No.34391783 Report

Declaration of first trans-oceanic war soon. I think Sireyi should work with Dornmer's magicians to outfit a few units of air infantry to counter Kugani's airships.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)18:55 UTC+1 No.34391791 Report

>>34391753
>but we're *still* fucked with your plan.
No we aren't because We can invest 5 DE to get away, thats 2500 miles distance, they can not possibly follow that with teleport. And still have 2 for healing
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)18:57 UTC+1 No.34391807 Report

Grabbing Isla and the scrolls, you call down the lightning and it strikes you and your companions, carrying you away.

>Success

You arrive in Dornmer, near the Town of Silas, you can spot the village of Dallersgill in the distance. You don’t feel so good...

(DE 0/35, HP 19/58)

Still, your companions except Isla are at least walking wounded, and Shahulzer is big enough to carry you all on his back. You examine Isla as you approach the village, seems she just took a hard blow to the head, only a little healing energy is needed to knit her skull and she wakes up, good as new.

As you approach the village, dozens of villages come out wielding pitchforks and other improvised weapons, ready to defend against the approaching Dragon.

You fly ahead and calm them down, explaining to Mayor Bilthwaite that he’s a friend.

Its morning here, and you and your companions spend the rest of the day healing and recovering. The village remembers you fondly and they manage to get enough food together for a small feast that evening as you regale them with the stories of your exploits.

The next morning you travel towards your estates, only to spot the refugees and the giants on the road, seems they still haven’t arrived. With your companions on Shahulzers back you all swoop down towards them.

The march pauses briefly as you enjoy an excited reunion with your friends, and your children.

Isla in particular seems taken with Viviken.

Jianxi stands apart, holding the leather bag that contains the scrolls you took.

Matthias and Shahulzer spend much of their time talking to Wegenthal and the frost giants.

Sofia is in her element, organising everyone, with Jal at her side, running errands and making sure Sofia takes time to rest and eat. Ducas is with her too, helping get everyone where they need to be.

At Sofia’s request you travel with the kings soldiers.
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)18:58 UTC+1 No.34391817 Report

>>34391807
The next day the whole convoy passes by a massive battlefield, where a cliff overhangs a river.

For miles there are suits of armour, broken weapons, and skeletal remains poking oit of the earth. In places the ground is blackened and fouled, nothing growing there.

“Reyvas Ridge” says the captain leading the troops, “50 years ago, that’s where the orc clans where broken, and the Kingdom saved.”

“Reyvas Ridge?” grumbles one of the soldiers, an older man “Yeah that’s what the ‘istory books call it, but them as fought it called it Red River.”

The River doesn’t look red, it looks a normal colour of a clear river.

>Try to recall information about the battle (Roll Int 1d20+3)
>Ask captain about the battle
>Ask Soldier about the battle
>Don’t ask anything
>Other
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)18:59 UTC+1 No.34391834 Report

Rolled 12 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

>>34391817
>Try to recall information about the battle (Roll Int 1d20+3)
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)18:59 UTC+1 No.34391841 Report

Rolled 6 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

>>34391791
So, all but *two* DE blown now.
Two DE isn't enough to fix his wing, probably.
That only heals 9 HP and he has 60, I doubt it'd help very much.
There's still the gunk and the fact that no secret police that aren't complete morons wouldn't have outposts all over the country.

>>34391817
>Try to recall information about the battle (Roll Int 1d20+3)
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Mathrian 08/25/14(Mon)19:00 UTC+1 No.34391856 Report

Rolled 4 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

>>34391817
>Try to recall information about the battle (Roll Int 1d20+3)
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)19:00 UTC+1 No.34391858 Report

>>34391841
>Two DE isn't enough to fix his wing, probably.
No it isn't, but then we could have used our HP in a number we actually knew how much it would be.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)19:01 UTC+1 No.34391870 Report
File: harrow.jpg-(89x124)
Rolled 5 + 3 (1d20 +...
Rolled 5 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

>>34391817

That must have been something special if the place hasn't regenerated after 50 years.

>Try to recall information about the battle
Also reminder we should invest into intellect a bit.
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)19:07 UTC+1 No.34391952 Report

You don't recall much about the battle, other than it was a vast horde of orcs and beastmen, led by 8 powerful warchiefs, an unusual event.

Also the current Kings grandfather died in the battle, as did a lot of other soldiers - thousands in all.

The orcs and beastmen died in massive numbers too, in fact they lost so many that the border has been quiet for the last 50 years, with only the occasional raid.

>Ask about battle (who?)
>Stay quiet
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)19:09 UTC+1 No.34391975 Report

>>34391952
>Ask captain about the battle
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)19:09 UTC+1 No.34391978 Report

>>34391858
Fine, your plan had merit to it in being more controllable.

Next time, don't forget to make a counter-argument, rather than just trying to defeat your opponent's points.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)19:09 UTC+1 No.34391982 Report

>>34391952

Ask both the captain and the soldier
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)19:10 UTC+1 No.34391998 Report

XP

General 15
- Complete Jianxi backstory 10
- Gained Tattoo Magic Secrets 5

Angel 5
- Avoid killing 3
- Avoid combat 2

Paladin 2
- Attempt redeeming touch 2
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)19:11 UTC+1 No.34392028 Report

>>34391978
>>34391477
>If we fail the check, we could get stuck with barely any HP
That was the entire point I made from the start.

But to be honest, I wasn't all that married to the plan myself.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)19:13 UTC+1 No.34392057 Report

>>34391998
>Breath Weapon -10 GXP
>Parenting +2 -2 GXP
>Investigator +1 -2 GXP
>Spells -1 GXP
All four of the Breath Weapon Modification spells.

>Paladin set aside (we can't get anything)

>Angel set aside (We can't get anything *good*)
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)19:14 UTC+1 No.34392074 Report

>>34392057
Looks fine to me.


>Angel set aside (We can't get anything *good*)
Do we save up for Angelic Voice3> Language > True Angel magic ?
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)19:15 UTC+1 No.34392082 Report

>>34392028
I thought you meant more in the sense of stuck in a clusterfuck of a battle without any DE or HP.
Which would've been really fucking bad, yeah.
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Mathrian 08/25/14(Mon)19:20 UTC+1 No.34392151 Report

>>34392057
No argument. Seconded.

>>34391952
>Ask about battle (captain)
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)19:20 UTC+1 No.34392158 Report

>>34392074
Yeah, sorta.

My current Angel list goes something like:
Angel's Voice 3*>Create Celestial Iron>Angelic Language>True Angelic Magic>Blessing of the Most High

A few storm powers possibly interspersed in there, depends on how much AXP we get at any one time.
This is also prone to change the further down the list it gets, or based off other anon's comments and actions.

*Purify the stored energy and consume it after this is purchased.

I was really tempted to just forgo Breath Weapon for the moment and get AV3 immediately, for reasons.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)19:26 UTC+1 No.34392237 Report

>>34392057

Since we're going to hell rather soon, I think we should work on getting a few ranks of Sanctuary.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)19:27 UTC+1 No.34392248 Report

>>34392237
Looks to me like dealing with our Barony will come before then.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)19:29 UTC+1 No.34392285 Report

>>34392248

Barony is a continuous thing and Sofia should be more than capable of handling it.

What happened to her court wizard by the way? Did he fall in battle or is he among the refugees? He seemed quite neat.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)19:32 UTC+1 No.34392318 Report

>>34392285
I meant, we got a exposition on a massive orc invasion, and our barony is noted for being the first line of defense against potential orc invasions.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)19:35 UTC+1 No.34392368 Report

>>34392318

We shall see about that. From meta perspective you may be right, but I wouldn't count on it.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)19:36 UTC+1 No.34392387 Report

>>34392237
Should I post the Paladin list as well?

Sanctuary 2>Lasting Sanctuary>Permanent Sanctuary>Healing 3>Titan's Strength>Ranged Heal>Area Heal

Keep in mind, this one is even less firm than the Angel list.

I really feel like we've been neglecting our non-offensive powers recently, which is a fair part of why we got Redeeming Touch some upgrades last time.

Sorry for being a bit late with this reply, my internet decided to suck a horse penis.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)19:38 UTC+1 No.34392414 Report

We should really improve sanctuary.
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)19:38 UTC+1 No.34392416 Report

“What can you tell me about the Battle of Reyvas Ridge?” you ask the captain

He gives you a knowledgeable, but clearly studied answer about the battle, how the orc hordes were tricked into attacking a prepared defensive position, how they tried, and failed to take out the artillery on the Ridge, and how the hordes morale was broken when all of their chieftains were slain.

“Although the orcs retained vast numerical superiority” he says “clannish infighting and suspicion of one another, as well as an immediate power-struggle in some of the clans over who would be the next chief, defeated them, and they retreated.”

“Thank you captain” you say, and then you turn to the soldier “What can you tell me, soldier, and why call it Red River, I mean, the river isn’t red.”

“It was that day” he says “My father and his father both fought that day, an’ my grandfather died out here.”

“The nobles and the officers will tell you clever tactics and such won the day, but it was really the soldiers what did the winnin’ and the dyin’. Three times the orcs tried to take the ridge, an’ three times they was pushed back. Each time more men died, whilst the nobles on their horses stayed back outta the fighting, that’s what my daddy tol’ me.”

The captain cuts in “The cavalry reserve was vital to driving the disorganised orcs from the field” he says “Had they committed earlier the battle could have been lost.”

The soldier looks like he wants to disagree, then remembers himself “As you say” he grumbles “Sir.”

After another week of travel you arrive at your barony. It’s not much too look at, though you do own more land than many other barons in the kingdom, much of your land is rocky hills and scrubland.

You have one large town – Dalvin. A stronghold sits within it. You have two smaller towns, and dozens of villages.
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)19:39 UTC+1 No.34392426 Report

>>34392416
You spend several weeks making sure that the refugees have places to live. Expansions are planned for villages and towns, and sites picked for several new villages.

The help of Wegenthal and his giants is invaluable. Their size and strength make building anything easy.

Your allies all settle into the stronghold, and pitch in to help where they can, even Shahulzer gets involved, though he also likes to take flights over the mountainous parts of your Barony, perhaps scouting locations for a lair, or maybe just exploring.

Sofia and Ducas between them are capable of managing the day-to-day affairs of the Realm. Master Hafness provides advice on arcane matters.

[Metapost]

You have a realm, pastebin here

http://pastebin.com/jYjB9BBQ

Every now and then this quest will timeskip 1 year, and you’ll get a chance to spend money on buying this for your Realm.

I do not intend this to take over the quest, this is not going to become Realm-builder Quest.

If desired, you can leave Realm-developing to the QM by letting Sofia and Ducas handle everything.

You will still be doing stuff on a personal scale in the mean-time.

[End Metapost]
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)19:41 UTC+1 No.34392440 Report

>>34392426
Your Realm has a number of problems that need solving. And you have personal matters to attend to.

Orcs and Beastmen are being sited on the border in the mountains more frequently.

There are reports of a dragon in the mountains near your border, though reports sometimes say Red, and sometimes Silver.

Your Barony has a large forest, The Clithenwald, there used to be a trade route through there, but anyone who ventures deep into it, disappears.

Your Barony used to have a large iron mine, but the miners were chased away by ogres 10 years ago.

One village in the Barony was abandoned years ago, anyone going near it says they see the walking dead stalking the village.

There are rumours of strange cults in some of your towns, worshipping unsavoury gods, or maybe demons.

Some of the neighbouring baronies have complained that bandits are raiding them, and hiding on your lands.

What are you going to do first?

Please pick 2 tasks, then we’ll skip ahead 1 year.

>I want to rescue my mother from Salvastis
>Investigate Orc/Beastmen build-up
>Investigate Dragon
>Venture into Clithenwald
>Go to Iron Mine
>Village of the walking dead
>Seek out cults
>Hunt bandits

Updating Character Sheet whilst you decide.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)19:42 UTC+1 No.34392458 Report

>>34392414
>>34392416

Oh hey, rocky hills and scrubland? The improved versions of sanctuary could help change that. We are going to need A LOT of food.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)19:43 UTC+1 No.34392475 Report

>>34392426
the pastebin is private
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)19:43 UTC+1 No.34392476 Report

>>34392440
>Venture into Clithenwald
>Seek out cults
We need to make the land livable, then next year, we can save our mother, once we had our Sanctuary improvements.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)19:44 UTC+1 No.34392487 Report

>>34392440
>Village of the walking dead
>Seek out cults
Demons and undead are serious problems that uf left alone for a long time will get even worse
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)19:45 UTC+1 No.34392500 Report

>>34392426
I was hoping we'd have Create Celestial Iron before we started timeskipping, oh well.

>>34392440
Only two?
But they all seem so fun...

>Investigate Dragon
>Seek out cults

>>34392458
If you want to use it like that, we'll probably need permanent sanctuary first, since otherwise it fades immediately upon us leaving the small area it takes up.
Seriously, I know what I'm doing.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)19:47 UTC+1 No.34392528 Report

>>34392440
>>Go to Iron Mine
>Seek out cults
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DivineDerier 08/25/14(Mon)19:48 UTC+1 No.34392542 Report

I'ma vote for Orc/Beastmen buildup because invasions r bad mgay. Although I doubt QM will drop an invasion on us just a year later so maybe search out cults instead.

And Iron mine because it increases provincial income which can obviously be used to reinforce our armed forces and infrastructure.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)19:48 UTC+1 No.34392546 Report

>>34392440
>Investigate Dragon
Maybe we can find a girlfriend for Shahulzar
>Seek out cults
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)19:48 UTC+1 No.34392552 Report

>>34392475
Sorry, changed to unlisted, any good now?
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Mathrian 08/25/14(Mon)19:49 UTC+1 No.34392558 Report

>>34392440
>Investigate Orc/Beastmen build-up
>Go to Iron Mine
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)19:49 UTC+1 No.34392566 Report

>>34392440
>Seek out cults
Cults are bad

>Go to Iron Mine
Iron for armament is good
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)19:49 UTC+1 No.34392567 Report

>>34392440
Iron for trade, Clithenwald for wood and trade route, gonna get some money to raise armies and shit.
Do the cultists and zombies next years use the orcs/bandits as training fodder for our troups.
Dragon last
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)19:50 UTC+1 No.34392583 Report

>>34392426

Ah, the wild frontier. I like that. Although we'll probably tame at least parts of it soon enough.

I think we should familiarise ourselves with the Barony before doing any timeskips, that means making a flyby, surveying for spots for Giants and our draconic charge to settle in, and perhaps see how far the dragon considers the territory to clash with our own claim.

I'd go rescue mother right after. Shah goes with us there, naturally.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)19:51 UTC+1 No.34392606 Report

>>34392552
works fine now
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)19:52 UTC+1 No.34392623 Report

>>34392567

Speaking of raising armies, we're gonna have an elite guard with Huroni power armour, yes?
Party gets first pick.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)19:54 UTC+1 No.34392643 Report

>>34392057
Given that we're going to be timeskipping *right now* and certain powers are more desirable during a timeskip than others, I'm going to make a slightly altered version of my own XP sheet in case anyone would prefer it.

>Create Celestial Iron -10 GXP -5 AXP
>Parenting +2 -2 GXP
>Investigator +1 -2 GXP

>All other XP reserved
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)19:55 UTC+1 No.34392672 Report

>>34392643
>Create Celestial Iron
What do you have in mind for that one ?
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)19:57 UTC+1 No.34392702 Report

>>34392672
We can create it over the timeskip.
Celestial Iron is more or less a legendary material, even if we don't use it ourselves we could sell things made of it to vastly increase our realm's income.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)19:58 UTC+1 No.34392726 Report

>>34392567
Sounds good, the bandit problem will be less of a problem if the roads are secured. Gotta build outposts though.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)19:58 UTC+1 No.34392736 Report

>>34392702
Selling it would assume there are people who can use it, and would purchase it. Which seems unlikely to me. I think we are busy enough with other crafting stuff.
I prefer better Ebonsong.
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Mathrian 08/25/14(Mon)19:59 UTC+1 No.34392747 Report

>>34392643
I'm all for that if we can create some over the time skip.
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)20:00 UTC+1 No.34392767 Report

Ok, cults first, then mine, writing.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)20:01 UTC+1 No.34392773 Report

>>34392643
As I understood it, these adventures we embark, are what we do during that year. So, we could still buy celestial Iron from the XP gained in those.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)20:01 UTC+1 No.34392777 Report

>>34392702

I'd rather not use anything with 'celestial' in its description as trade goods. Not only does it reek of blasphemy, it could be weaponized and used against us. If we're using this stuff, it will be only to outfit ourselves, our friends and our armed forces.
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08/25/14(Mon)20:01 UTC+1 No.34392785 Report

Other things we should do during the timeskip.
>Capture storms in the storm node.
>Forge magic items.
At least one or two. Does
>Imbue Holy Magic Items: Magic items you create can have angelic or paladin powers built into them, as if they were spells.
mean we can make an item with Sanctuary? If we can combine that with Celestial Iron we could make some semi-mobile artifacts that purify the land around them. Something heavy so that it's not easily stolen, but small enough that the frost giants or our dragon could move it once one area has been purified.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)20:02 UTC+1 No.34392805 Report

>>34392500
>>34392643

Nah, let's go for the Sanctuary improvements first. People gotta eat, and making this land a paradise will help Sereyi's rule both directly and indirecty. Tere might even be tourism to think of!
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)20:04 UTC+1 No.34392827 Report

>>34392777
I suppose.

It would be pretty nice to have gear made from celestial iron for our trip to hell, even if we can't sell any of the material off.

>>34392805
They're on the list.
Stop being such a fag about it.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)20:04 UTC+1 No.34392840 Report

>>34392805
We can't get those now anyway.
The other option was taking The dragon breath and updating Ebonsong.
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)20:07 UTC+1 No.34392883 Report

You spend several months tracking down rumours of cultists worshipping strange deities in your Barony. At first it seems like just grumbling, neighbours accusing each other of being demon-worshippers, but one location you go to that people you’ve spoken to tell you was used for a demon-worshipping ritual, actually was.

You could feel the taint in the air in the basement of the abandoned building. Not strong, you think someone sacrificed an animal here to gain the attention of something, rather than summoned a demon, but it was a definite sign.

The scene itself provided no further clues, but you started to focus on this town, the Town of Wennel, you are sure there is some sort of cult hiding here.

Roll Fellowship 1d20+11 to investigate.

>>34392785
Good point, I'll add those to next years options.

And yes Sanctuary can be put into an item.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)20:07 UTC+1 No.34392894 Report

Rolled 9 + 11 (1d20 + 11)

>>34392883
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)20:09 UTC+1 No.34392915 Report

Rolled 16 + 11 (1d20 + 11)

>>34392883
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Mathrian 08/25/14(Mon)20:09 UTC+1 No.34392935 Report

Rolled 20 + 11 (1d20 + 11)

>>34392883
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)20:10 UTC+1 No.34392939 Report

Rolled 15 + 11 (1d20 + 11)

>>34392883
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08/25/14(Mon)20:14 UTC+1 No.34393032 Report

>>34392883
>Sanctuary can be put into an item.
Awesome. What would be rules on re-making magical items? Using the example, what if we made such a sanctuary item now, but want to redo it later when we have upgraded the power several times.


My idea would be making some small shrines like the shrines dedicated to saints in RL. Celestial Iron would be integrated into the structure and the whole building would be enchanted to create a sanctuary around the shrine. No-one would steal a building, but it should be structurally strong enough that a group of frost giants could slowly carry it to a new position every other month or so. What
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)20:15 UTC+1 No.34393045 Report
File: Ice-T.jpg-(125x69)
We going Ice-T on this cultist...
We going Ice-T on this cultist huh, who gonna be Stabbler?
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)20:17 UTC+1 No.34393073 Report

>Success

After careful questioning of people, and tracking down various leads, you have found the time and the place of what you believe to be a meeting of the cult. They meet in only a few days. The meeting will happen in a graveyard outside of town, just before midnight.

Perhaps not everyone in the cult will be there, but the cult leader is supposed to be, and he’s apparently going to summon a demon that will *destroy and consume the half-angel strumpet*

Why do your enemies always focus on your sexual behaviour as a way of insulting you? Couldn’t they call you stupid, or fat, just for the sake of variety?

Anyway, you need to decide how to deal with this.

You have enough troops to surround the graveyard and arrest everyone, or you could don a magical disguise.
Part-dragon would probably work best, since it disguises your nature, and pretend to be a cultist, or you could have someone else infiltrate the gathering.

>Troops arrest everyone
>Troops nearby, move only when I say so
>No troops
>I’ll go in dragon-disguise
>I’ll go in another disguise (what?)
>Someone else will go (who?)
>Don’t attend this gathering

The *someone else* option is also for taking party members with you, if you want to.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)20:21 UTC+1 No.34393137 Report

>>34393073
>I’ll go in dragon-disguise
>Matthias(good fighter), Shahulza;
>Troops nearby, move only when I say so
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)20:22 UTC+1 No.34393142 Report

>>34393032
You do know that L1 sanctuary has a radius of about ten feet, right?
Or are you relying on celestial iron to boost the range?

We also probably shouldn't be putting shrines in the areas we want to aid with sanctuary; the dead, rocky bits.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)20:24 UTC+1 No.34393174 Report

>>34393073
>Teleport and use dragon form to pretend to be the demon summoned.

Sanctuary shrines are an awesome idea.
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08/25/14(Mon)20:25 UTC+1 No.34393190 Report

>>34393142
>relying on celestial iron to boost the range?
Pretty much. If it doesn't it would be best to schedule this for much later, once we have boosted the range several times. It might still be an interesting idea to install such a sanctuary in our home. Especially the anti-aging effect and the health effect would be nice to have in the bedroom of our mortal friends.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)20:25 UTC+1 No.34393200 Report

>>34393174
I don't see what that would accomplish ?
I would rather convince these people that Demon worship is bad m'kay.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)20:29 UTC+1 No.34393258 Report

>>34393073

>Take on disguise
>Use sorcery to disrupt and subvert the ritual to appear in the summoning ring instead of the demon
>Turn the cult meeting into a dance party
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)20:30 UTC+1 No.34393271 Report

>>34393190
Well, we get weaker for a proportional amount of time to how much celestial iron we make, so don't go crazy with it.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)20:31 UTC+1 No.34393290 Report

>>34393200

We could pose as a demon and demonstrate that their binding doesn't work. Discipline them in some creative way. That will teach them that fraternising with demons is a bad idea.
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)20:32 UTC+1 No.34393310 Report

Posing as a demon is winning so far.

I'll give it a few more minutes, then write it.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)20:32 UTC+1 No.34393318 Report

>>34393290
I love this idea
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)20:34 UTC+1 No.34393351 Report
File: 1382715417890.jpg-(125x93)
>>34393290>mfw I...
>>34393290

>mfw I realize how hypocritical this sounds considering our choice in company
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)20:36 UTC+1 No.34393374 Report

>>34393073
Supporting >>34393137
Because half-dragons aren't demons and don't give off demonic energy.
And other reasons, I'm too busy doing your taxes to list them properly.
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08/25/14(Mon)20:36 UTC+1 No.34393375 Report

>>34393271
It already takes several weeks to make a magic item, if we spend a month or two making magic items we can also spend that time regaining our angelic powers. Still, I would make maybe one or two such sanctuaries for now and stash the rest of the angelic iron until we have Angelic Language and can make angelic runes out of angelic iron.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)20:36 UTC+1 No.34393381 Report

>>34393351
While I dislike the idea, its not hypocritical, they don't someone this demon to show him the way of good.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)20:37 UTC+1 No.34393396 Report

>>34393375
No, you engrave the runes onto the iron.
That's how magical runes work.

So we'd make armour of some sort out of the celestial iron and then engrave the runes into it.
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08/25/14(Mon)20:37 UTC+1 No.34393401 Report

>>34393073
Use draconic form to hide our nature, use hat of disguise to hide our form. Have friends nearby (Most of them).
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08/25/14(Mon)20:40 UTC+1 No.34393443 Report

>>34393396
Where does it say it works that way? I'd rather make an item inlaid with celestial iron in the form of runes.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)20:41 UTC+1 No.34393474 Report

>>34393443
It's how I read the email OP sent to me when I asked if Angelic runes on an Angelic weapon would result in power greater than the sum of it's parts.

Also I made the Angelic Language power.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)20:43 UTC+1 No.34393493 Report

>>34393474
Celestial Iron weapon, even.
Too busy doing taxes for our realm.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)20:44 UTC+1 No.34393517 Report

I just realized, after a year our DC for storm eating resets.
Time to go storm hunting!
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Paladin of Joy Quest 08/25/14(Mon)20:47 UTC+1 No.34393570 Report

>>34393550

New thread
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08/25/14(Mon)20:50 UTC+1 No.34393642 Report

>>34393474
>>34393493
Well then. Why do the runes need to be holes in the item? Or rather, why cannot we make these wholes and fill them with another material that is still part of the item? I'm mostly asking because a) If it takes a week after making a single ring to regain our power, we will never make a whole item out of celestial iron. We could make enough to form 'runes' which we insert into rune-shaped holes in an item. b) Needing to make holes in our items feels stupid and could weaken the structural integrity. I'm mostly thinking about flat items like blades here. c) It would be difficult to clean.
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