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1009279 No. 1009279 ID: 5fc3a0 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts] [Last 100 posts]

6 Months Later

33-67. The first of the preliminary polls came in, and people who want to stay in town outnumber us nearly an exact two to one.
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No. 1054660 ID: 9285e5

First off, she's trying very hard to maintain control of the situation (ha!) and the conversation.

don't let her have either anymore. start pointing out the flaws in her assumptions because she's been out here under a rock while everyone else has been out doing things and improving things for thirty years from now, not a few months.
No. 1054963 ID: 15a025

Entertain the thought for now.
Perhaps a middle ground could work. Phantom being with Aumstail in person is just flat out too risky. Is there a way a proxy could go down there with a phone and a private call between them be made? Phantom would still have to here be on the island though, but at least they'd be further away or out of direct contact.
No. 1054964 ID: 7de295

Just call Phantom. If absolutely nothing else it buys you time, and this is a weird thing to be paranoid about.
No. 1054981 ID: c28082


Have we even asked WHY Aumstail wants to talk to Phantom so bad? I mean, is that an unreasonable request to make?

Heck, just tell us why, and we could make a trade: a long talk with Phantom (provided she's willing) for the memory. We could even back off once we've got it in hand, so they can have their little talk or whatever.

Maybe they're just desperate.
No. 1055004 ID: 9285e5

most likely a distraction or a vain attempt to take another of her enemies down with her.

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1011811 No. 1011811 ID: 39d938 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts] [Last 100 posts]

Wiki/Thread List: https://questden.org/wiki/Return_to_Sender

There are two kinds of people in this world, besides aves and chimeras. There are those with luck, and those without it. Today I couldn't have asked for a better outcome, perhaps this is God's way of seeking my forgiveness? Well, it'd be a good start. Now if I can find a way off this pinnacle, we'll be just peachy.
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No. 1054276 ID: 1e4948

Hm. You’ll try for later today, maybe? You wanna find that other chimera and pass on the message, for one. Also, you don’t know for sure if the vice-warden will even let you go even if he does realize you’re not Reiner - this place collects chimera after all and the purpose of that hasn’t quite been sussed out yet. If he’s a real dingus, he’ll bury you just so he can pretend Reiner didn’t actually successfully escape on -his- watch!

Might wanna present a purely theoretical scenario to ‘im asking about what he’d do.
No. 1054277 ID: cd4366

Pascoe: have confusing and slightly-troubling thoughts about seeing yourself in makeup
No. 1054279 ID: 5d9787

Are her fingers literally feathers?
While crimson on golden can be very stylish I suspect that's not a design feature of the scissors.
Can you brush feathers? I honestly have no idea.

"Hey Berascus, how do I look?" I'm very curious about how this translate for an ave.
Are the guardas assigned to specific prisoners? He seem to be your watcher no matter where you go.

Let's meet Mako. From Pascoe's point of view talking his way out of this should still sound possible. The only downside of succeeding would be the possible lost of access to the deaf chimera, but that's a low priority compared to securing our freedom.
Since there is a possibility that Mako wouldn't release us even if he believe we are a different person let's avoid the topic of gender. Assuming the riots threats are true, if he became aware of this imminent disaster he might transfer us.
So, important to inform him: name is Pascoe, postal officer, and our crew is scheduled to leave in two days. That is how long he have if he want to capture Rainer. And we strongly advise contacting the crew beforehand to avoid a conflict due to a misunderstanding, preferable with us tagging along.
No. 1054314 ID: 8483cf

Agree with everything here
No. 1054352 ID: 15a025

Try for later today, you're recovering from a little fight right now and can't speak well. You could even really sell it by whispering to Teller and having her relay the message.

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1014571 No. 1014571 ID: e51896 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts] [Last 100 posts]

This quest where you gotta help a Pizza deliver guy deliver a pizza in 30 updates, or less… Or sabotage his efforts!


Message from PEA: This quest is mainly created to help kick me outta my long hiatus and gain the motivation to get back into making my main quest Enclosed Curtains again. With that in mind, this quest will very stupid, so plz don’t take this quest seriously. Just enjoy the journey and don’t worry about the destination. The art style might change as I want to also use the quest to practice my art skills and experiment with new art styles and find out what I’m most comfortable with. I will try to update once every few days but once a week the latest will try to be the requirement. I have a rough work schedule, so plz bear with me.

The quest will be cut into 3 sections, a prologue, the 30 update countdown, and then an epilogue. Right now, we’ll be going through the prologue before we start the countdown. Sometime before we begin the countdown, I will explain the rules. But as of now, the prologue will just introduce characters and this world, and getting yourselves prepared for the pizza guy’s next delivery.

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No. 1053558 ID: 735290

Action 1: Bar. Talk to the monkey canine and gossip with Jordan.

Action 2: Musheum. Give them the seashell back.

Action 3: Bank. Pick up those bananas, withdraw 1000 or 2000, store an item or two, maybe the screwdriver and donut. Try to convince Gerbera to store the radio, it's almost out of batteries and/or the mace since she has a gun now.

Dare Kaia, she deserves it.
No. 1053678 ID: a9235c

To make things easier, I'll add this new rule: no hammerspace capacity limit during checkpoint, you can take as much as you want, but youll need to throw stuff out if your over limit when you head back on the road
No. 1053710 ID: 8483cf

First things first: this is is 99% likely to be the last checkpoint we get, so let’s make it count. Remember to withdraw the bananas before we leave this checkpoint!

Second things second: Truth or dare takes priority over all non-fun things. Definitely dare Kaia, it’s her turn to not be so uptight. The best way to loosen her up is to remove her ability to complain and shout Rachael’s embarrassing secrets. I vote we dare Kaia to put as many marshmallows in her mouth as she can- she’s a squirrel, she can handle it! Once that’s done, Jackie can take a picture of it and no one who sees it will ever be able to take Kaia seriously again.

ACTION 1: Let’s take a breather. That ex-boss fight was tough! Walk into the bar.
ACTION 1A: Take a drink. It’s a breather!
ACTION 1B: Talk to the Canine Monkey and mouse. They look tough (and not-tough). Maybe they’ve heard the rumor about MARINATION UNIVERSITY too?

Action 2: Absolutely, positively, go to the Musheum. Let’s get something REALLY GREAT! I bet it’s a full-body portrait of Snowpea that Gerb commissioned from the greatest artist in CRUST CITY.

Action 3: Go to the bank, make a withdrawal, and get some bananas! Also let Gerb gets some cash, poor plant is $BROKE$
No. 1053714 ID: 629f2e

Alright, this is gonna be a long one.

Action 1 - Musheum

Look we've carried that shell for long enough. Get RID of it! As fun as it would be to sell and get the best items from the Black Market, doing so would definitely have consequences. Let's do the right thing for now.

Action 2 - Bank

Make sure Gerbera comes with you, and discuss what you're going to take out and put in together.

-Store the Notebook paper. You have a phone dude. Just... take a picture of it. Or write the details in a note file, just stop using pocket space on this. Hold the Screwdriver in your pocket instead. Should fit easily if the tip is off.

-Store the Donut. You keep saying you'd rather use it off the clock, so commit! Put it away so you have room to hold another item.

-Obviously take out the bananas, this is what we've bought them for.
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No. 1053812 ID: e5709d

... You know what? I vote you cash in the seashell now and store a million C$SH at the bank. Because seriously, WHY DO YOU NEED TO KEEP DELIVERING PIZZAS WHEN YOU HAVE AN OBJECT WORTH A VAST FORTUNE?!
Do not, under any circumstances, use the seashell or allow it to come to any harm. In fact, let the quest get derailed if you need to, because all you need to do is hire an investor and get a solid portfolio lined up. Pour a significant chunk into researching the acid solvent for public consumption, do some personal research yourself over time, and you've got your purpose in life and a high chance of reaching high-class status within the next twenty years.

Restock the clothing destruction ray squirt gun. Once you do, store it in the bank and have the material researched in the epilogue.

1) Buy Duct Tape, Flowers, Batteries, and A Lot of Sheep
2) Repair the Clothing Destruction Ray Squirt Gun (by restocking)
3) Deposit Clothing Destruction Ray Squirt Gun, retrieve all C$SH

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1052648 No. 1052648 ID: 1c2eb4 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]

[18+, NSFW]

This story is about a neumono that spontaneously becomes a Queen, and their journey with the trials and tribulations of creating and supporting their own Hive. Given the nature of being a neumono monarch, sex may figure in somewhere. Full update pictures will likely be rare.

Content Warnings:
Potential graphic sex, impregnation, violence, injury, mind control, medical procedures, unpleasant social situations, and all the messed up stuff that neumono society can get up to.
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No. 1053190 ID: 90c451

Yeah, the first thing we need right now is organization and information, I have more of an idea on how to possibly handle all this once that's done with but for now it's best we make sure everyone knows everyone, then we can prepare a speech for the hive.

I will say, there seems to be a lot of diversion from significant change prevalent so far when that's what we really need. We can't really expect everyone to just continue their lives like nothing happened, so we'll need to get a little culty. By that I mean we need to act as a whole and essentially sacrifice our individual lives to make a collective one.
Basically what I propose is that everyone that's now a part of our hive and is willing to do so should sell anything they wouldn't take with them and consolidate a hive fund that we can put forward into a single building. Basically, we need to start fundraising and proving ourselves to be self-sufficient.
No. 1053228 ID: 009eba

As shocking as this all is, time is of the essence and we must make use of this gift fully while it lasts.

Go out to meet with the ex-rogues outside and encourage them to share in the joy and comfort from this new chance you all now have.

After that, you should seriously consider going to the police station where the other rogues have been detained to get into empathy range and let them join yout hive.
No. 1053278 ID: a2d88b

>let them join yout hive.
I doubt we're actually still mentally "open", it sounds like it happened semi-instantly to those who were watching the play from the start during its climax.

The entire performance was about Ryka communicating Arvenia's thoughts and emotions and getting all spectating neumono to feel exactly like her, to the point that rogues ended up synchronized and attuned after the climactic lines.

Wait... We only affected rogues (or possibly soon-to-be rogues), right?
No. 1053281 ID: c03798


Well, now that you're stable, it's sort of a sign that the clock is ticking, right? Or maybe even already run out. There might be another stampede when you go out. At the very least a lot of desperate people are going to be hurt. I don't know, maybe you can come up with something to say to people?... there might be a lot more than just these five who are in the room with you, too.

They could also be anxious just because this is a big life change. Everything's changed course and who knows to where, right? Maybe you can get someone from the police or government to talk to about safety and supports and stuff. Aliens, maybe. Does becoming part of a hive again make the empathic xenophobic response stronger again?
No. 1053792 ID: 15a025

Just ask why they're anxious. Best to let out any worries now, while we're in a more safe and secluded spot. They make it sound like we've got a hive bigger than just the five of them.

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1053010 No. 1053010 ID: 05a2ab hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]

You're a Little Strange Creature in a Big Old World.

You're not sure how everything got started, but it's quite annoying, perhaps if you survive long enough, you'll get to see the end of it all.

I'm trying out 16-bit GBA Kind of style for this, I'm hoping to make a lot of modular pieces that will help me to more rapidly make updates.
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No. 1053106 ID: e7c7d3

Put an apple on the stick
No. 1053201 ID: f9d74d
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You place an Apple on the Business end of the Forked Stick.

The porcupine pays you no mind, but the squirrel seems to ask for treats.

Crundis: I have no Treats for freeloaders!

Mr. Squirel: ...

You and the Squirrel head north along the forest trail. After some time, you reach a Small Pond.

There's a familiar face across the water.

Crundis: "I was hoping I wouldn't have the misfortune of running into someone, but at least he doesn't ever have anything to say."

"Unlike you, Mr. Squirel.."
No. 1053273 ID: 6e4a4c
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You elect to spend some time here, enjoying the day pass by. The Squirrel eventually loses interest and leaves to find food elsewhere. You watch the fish swim in the pond, eating the bugs that rest for too long on the waters surface. A nice fat fish get's a little too greedy, and is snatched up by a bird. You imagine that bird has a little bird family to feed, those little mouths will be full tonight! Between the active wildlife and the serein ambiance of the forest, you've whiled away your whole day.
[Spirit Points already full]

Crundis: "I guess I'll be having Crab Apples again tonight.."

Only obvious exit is <South> Back to Forest Clearing.
No. 1053285 ID: e7c7d3

Take a bath before supper
No. 1053290 ID: 7c0da2

Wave to the familiar face before going home.

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885142 No. 885142 ID: e2dc7c hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts] [Last 100 posts]

"Come on! Come on damnit!"


"Work, you piece of junk!"
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No. 1052332 ID: a7a180

Elevator, bottom floor please!
No. 1052341 ID: 15c72a

Dodge past it while it's distracted, get in the elevator and close the door asap.
No. 1052361 ID: a49c9c

Why mess around with a mop? Just throw the whole damn bucket at it, would be just as effective, or maybe even carry the bucket with you, you never know, that doggo may not be the only one here with you.
No. 1052367 ID: 00eb4b

Slide under it and kick it in the balls, then run to the elevat. The balls kicking is optional.
No. 1052397 ID: fc6e30

Next time we should find a lighter to light the mop on fire and burn the DOGGO.

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1036060 No. 1036060 ID: 4ef090 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts] [Last 100 posts]

Threads and magic, these are the same. But what happens if you pull that thread too far? Silly nudity, obviously.

This quest is NSFW
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No. 1051850 ID: ceaf93

got lost in the fire and lost in your head, apparently deep enough you aren't tired? apologise and ask if she slept well?
No. 1051853 ID: 83fb9f

You're actually fine. Maybe you'll need a half break somewhere later in the day but for now you're okay to keep moving. Easy to lose track of time when watching the fire.
No. 1051857 ID: 2aa5f0

the fire gave me all the rest I needed so don't worry about it.
No. 1051865 ID: 1ff64e

Check your clothes, is something wrong with the color, or did you just tire out your eyes with all that staring at the fire?
No. 1052363 ID: b01382

Mmmmmmm yes femboy with widehips gives me reason to wake every morning.

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1045758 No. 1045758 ID: f57349 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]

"Rise and shine, miss Haarlock! Or was it 'shine and... rise'? Not that I... wish to imply you have been sleeping on... the job. No one is more deserving of a rest..."

Clang of docking clamps wakes you with a jolt, tumbling out of bed.

https://questden.org/wiki/JamesLeng https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4587981[/spoiler]
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No. 1048961 ID: e5709d

>Waiting it out like a Chartist seemed safer than trusting the helm of a Tempest-class strike frigate to an illiterate nine-year-old.
Further-Lord can't help himself. He lets loose a bellowing chortle.
"*Ahem* S-sorry, inside joke about expiration date of bio-organic warhound liver spouts. Don't ask-tell.
Wait, you said illiterate? T-that's no-no joke! The girl must travel-sight a marvel of Inter-Chaotic ship technology, and she doesn't even know how to tell the stop / self-destruct buttons apart, let alone a space-flight manual?! Who do I need to report for kill-kill- I mean execution?"

Further-Lord realizes the whole room is now staring at him.

"Yes-yes, all of you praise the All-Saviour-All-Destroyer, He who shall obliterate all Chaos in all things for all the Imperium (once we man-things get our God-Emperor-be-Damned act together). Apologies for the verbal tics, can't stop them, install-grafted sacred biotechnology to save-preserve it from decay out of broken tube. Manual said it was tested on rats. Manual never said it harvested brains of rats and grafted them to user.
...A demonstration is in order. Yes-yes."

Further-Lord finds the nearest piece of technology or aching crewmember and 'repairs' them.
No. 1049086 ID: f57349
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Everyone in the meeting room whips out a pistol and aims at the babbling rat-monster, who promptly vanishes into thin air.

>Pozzo Ekasdottir equips archaeotech laspistol (unloaded)

Acting Captain Flinders taps a button on the table, engaging an in-ship vox link.
"Gellar field status?"
"All green, sir. Nothing to report." The assembled senior officers relax, slightly.
"Acknowledged. Over and out." Taps again, disconnecting. "Goddamn hallucinations."
No. 1050233 ID: f57349

Any exorcist worth her salt could tell you that "neither within the law nor outside it" and "entire star system" do not belong in the same sentence.

Quaddis is essentially a planet-sized vacation getaway for the upper crust of the Calixis Sector's nobility, kept in perpetual extraterritorial limbo by a legal loophole. As heir to the Haarlock line, May is the closest thing it has to a planetary governor. There were no fixed orbital facilities or other industrial infrastructure to speak of, even before some more recent catastrophe. Interplanetary-range vox chatter is mostly a mix of eerie silence and variations on the Voidfarer's Prayer for Aid.

Initial skim by the astropathic choir estimates only a few hundred thousand people left alive across the entire system. When the Sigilite's Word last passed through here, just a few months ago, that was roughly four million, expected to swell to over five million as offworld visitors arrived to view the Grand Conjunction and attend the concomitant Festival of Tattered Fate. That event was last week - around the same time as the incident at Ice Station Mara, and far too recently for conventional transport to have departed via any safe jump point unless they broke orbit before the festival started.

Your party has effectively been reunited. Novator Benhamin "Old Ben" Nostromo, alpha-level psyker Lottie "The Burning Princess," Anguish, and Magos Biologis Sarcos "Bubbles" Vathek, aren't in the same room with Acting Captain Flinders, the rest of the navy officers, Ekasdottir, Further-Lord, and May (who hasn't been formally recognized as being in charge of much of anything yet), but from their respective duty stations they can all speak to each other easily through the in-ship vox, and everyone else seems to be assuming Maioigo Haarlock knows more than them about what the hell is going on.

Ships in orb
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No. 1050343 ID: 3f01d5

Let's start by asserting control, rounding up surviors- locals can likely tell us the rough shape of the thing, then we can get detailed examinations later. Standard quarantines protocols, let's make sure we're not losing anyone from our crew to whatever happened here.
No. 1050661 ID: f57349

First distinction in ship types is warp capability. Non-warp-capable ships include orbital habitats, semi-static planetary defenses, and everything from tiny passenger shuttles (such as the ever-popular aquila lander) to multi-million-ton in-system vessels which could in principle be fitted with a warp drive but simply haven't been.

Among warp-capable ships, the major distinction is size.
Smaller category is escorts, subdivided into transports, raiders, and frigates.
Largest common category is capital ships: heavy transports, light cruisers, cruisers, battlecruisers (also sometimes known as heavy cruisers), and grand cruisers.
Finally, battleships. They're equivalent to at least two cruisers each, ranging on up into huge, absurd superweapons. Rarely seen outside major fleet engagements.

Raiders are fast but fragile. Frigates are more well-rounded. Usually takes five or six of either to be a fair fight against a cruiser, and you could expect to lose at least one in the process, but they're not really meant for fleet battles - any given ship of the line can only be in one place at a time (not counting arrive-before-you-left warp shenanigans), so if you've got five escorts and your enemy has one cruiser, ideal strategy is to spread out. One encounters the enemy capital ship and retreats, while the other four get to play "I brought a space warship to this meeting and you didn't."

Not quite up to that level yet, though. So, what do you want for your family's new flagship? Your father, and several generations of Haarlocks before him, operated out of a frigate known as the Spear of Destiny. It's not here, but there are about a dozen escort-sized vessels to choose from, could probably find something similar.

Could even combine the best of two or more of them, thanks to the Viat Lux, a Goliath-class heavy transport outfitted as a mobile shipyard
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1035194 No. 1035194 ID: d98cb8 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]

Unbalanced - Part Two

New Problems


Unbalanced is a cooperative quest, written by crows and illustrated by Milquetoaster!

From this point on it will occasionally be nsfw, including nudity and possibly sexual scenes, if you play your cards right.

Readers be warned!

Part One: https://questden.org/kusaba/quest/res/1026080.html
Wiki: https://questden.org/wiki/Unbalanced
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No. 1050498 ID: 708905

Might I ask who and why?
No. 1050562 ID: 8483cf

"So what's keeping you, then?"
No. 1050565 ID: 663c95

Is that why we're in front of the hospital, then?
No. 1050571 ID: a2d88b

Ooh, very good question. Seconding this.
No. 1050574 ID: 83fb9f

Surely they deserve this, I would imagine.

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1047774 No. 1047774 ID: 5499f4 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts] [Last 100 posts]

Suggestion: an idea or plan put forward for consideration. - Dictionary
Chess: a board game of strategic skill for two players, played on a checkered board. - Dictionary
Suchesstion: A terrible idea - [LOGIC]

Written and illustrated by EDMANGO
EDMANGO’S PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/Edmango

NOTE: This quest is HIGHLY experimental and may very well die shortly after conception, there will be death, there will be gods, and there will be… shenanigans? 18+. Reader discretion advised. No understanding of prior EDMANGO quests required.

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No. 1049948 ID: 8483cf

DONUT will purchase the +3 resistance to projectiles, and ask if I can also spend 1 Karma on ½ heart armor. Because why not.

Actions: Move to E5 and collect the roses.
No. 1050098 ID: ec9f3a

Err, sorry swordman, I think we perceive the world very differently, I wonder what we look like to you... I'd gladly explain what little I know but that would be weird and stressful, so I can't, sorry.
But I can probably give advices I think? You should try to cause change. Big changes are better if I understand correctly. "May your passion incite change."
Maybe you knew that ? That's all I got anyway, good luck, whatever you choose to do!

I confirm the purchase of the infinite watering can.

Coda advances to E1
Coda starts tending to the flowers and watering them.

You grew well, you're even prettier than I thought! You'll be a beautiful meadow in no time, I'm sure of it.
No. 1050116 ID: f2320a

I will PURCHACE this tool if the end result of crafting is alive if i so choice
No. 1050128 ID: fce62b

-Full Action: DO; Continue to CRAFT the [BOW]
- *Bows head to [CURIOSITY].
-- "I confirm my purchase. Thank you for your time, and your answers. I apologize that I cannot give you any gossip in return, it needs to be someone else who finds it, not me."
- Free Action: ADVANCE G2.
No. 1050309 ID: 87f492

Setval's got the right idea here

Just as suspected there is a world outside of this. Walls are artificial limitations. Ones swrd1 is probably bypassing without issue because he's native. Still say he should flee. Would be best to warn without commanding... perhaps this?
Swrd1, should you stay your life will be risked while those of the blues will not be. Staying here is pointless if you can earn your sword places outside of here.

> [CURIOSITY] Makes sure that only the players can hear the following
Hostile suggestors too? Was a hostile query so probably how that was intended.
Hmm so either way total victory involves genocide. Would stalemate of endless war be better overall?
While consumption does sound bad, we're given no info how severe it is. Given that these supposed gods set up this system instead of getting a full war campaign it may not be that bad. Or perhaps... well, since they may be listening you guys can figure out what the rest is.

Of course with rule 16, quite a huge question is raised.
How could beings that can be sentenced (thus punished) grow powerful enough to endanger worlds?
Or does rule 16 not apply to them at all?
Dimensional refugee is a term that has been used...
[Justice] had a list of what kblin04 did... so supposedly should be sentenced...
What exactly is going on here...?
Have to get further evidence.

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1001856 No. 1001856 ID: 59f01e hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts] [Last 100 posts]

Eight weeks ago, strange lights were reported along the coast some five hundred miles south of An-Teng- Anathema, or so the local Immaculates believe. Seven weeks ago, an oath-bound brotherhood was sent to “cut their teeth” so to speak, investigating the reported anima banner and sending word of their findings back to the Realm. Four weeks ago, they stopped reporting in, seeming to have disappeared like so many cargo ships and laborers before them. Two weeks ago, you were hired by an Immaculate Monk as bodyguards and worldly aids to travel to Ironport, the last known location of your younger cousins, with the intent to find out what happened to them, ensure stability of the realms interests in the region, and most importantly, bring in whatever anathema caused this mess, alive. About three hundred miles before reaching your destination however, a Lintha ship has been spotted, attempting to put out what seems to be a rather threatening amount of flames currently endangering hull, sail, and crew.
Post a character sheet, describe where you are physically in relation to the burning ship, the method of transportation that got you there, and provide a roll accompanying a declared action.
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No. 1047354 ID: 287555

rolled 9, 9, 1, 4, 8, 3, 7, 7, 4, 7, 6, 4, 10, 7, 4, 9, 7, 9, 8, 7, 5, 5, 7, 7, 9, 8, 2, 8, 3, 5, 7, 3, 8, 4, 8, 7, 3, 7, 8, 8, 4, 8, 6, 3, 4, 5, 10, 9, 6, 7 = 314

Not sure if social stuff timing and actions are still relevant, but if I need to roll Join Debate or Join Battle in order to jump in, that's (Wits 5 + Awareness 3) either way.

Marisa will attempt to step forward and interject before things get too. "Woah woah, 'su! Just out of curisority, what's the penalty on the books for bandits engaging in mass poisoning and murder to facilitate looting, again? Maybe it woulda been neater if someone official executed or enslaved 'em... but if a faerie got in the local's heads, well, that's what faeries do, innit?"

"In fact, why don't we make sure you are thinking clearly and not whammied..." the air aspect muses, before shoving her Illusion-Shattering Mirror in Illicium's face.
No. 1048082 ID: ab48d9

rolled 1, 7, 10, 2, 1, 1, 10, 6, 1, 5, 4, 9, 7, 5, 3, 9, 3, 8, 3, 1, 4, 3, 10, 5, 6, 7, 5, 6, 1, 4 = 147

Ribbons would also try and join in as this has escalated to much more violent direction then expected.trying to join Mar in stopping this breaking point in the conversation.

"Hey! Hey, you go on about doing things legally and just, and while I do not doubt that this punishment is fitting. You HAVE to do it by the books, else your no better then the magistrates you say your better than. Plus they get it now. This opens up plea deals. Why kill a single roach, when you can take down a hive, yea?"

They stated, trying to help Mar calm the situation down to a less violent level.
No. 1048616 ID: 3f01d5

rolled 9, 5, 4, 4, 10, 2, 1, 6, 10, 9, 5, 3, 9, 10, 10, 6, 9, 6, 6, 10, 1, 9, 2, 10, 4, 7, 9, 10, 6, 4, 9, 3, 1, 5, 9, 10, 10, 8, 10, 10, 7, 8, 1, 1, 5, 10, 3, 9, 7, 6, 10, 3, 4, 9, 7, 2, 7, 1, 4, 2 = 377

>9, 9, 1, 4, 8, 3, 7, 7
five successes,
>7, 10, 9, 8, 2, 6,
Posu also got five successes,
>1, 7, 10, 2, 1, 1, 10
and Ribbons got 4.

Marisa starts calling out to Ragara Bolang Posu, but, like the tide, the water aspect is not halted or slowed and her terrible strength crashes against Illicium's bones. By the time Marisa finished putting the mirror up to the mans face, his arm is already broken.

Sweat drips onto the mirrored surface as he tries to breath through the pain- fast and shallow, air being sucked through his teeth. Finally though, he looks, and he sees- himself. Twisted and bent forward, he stammers out a response to your questions while Ribbons attempts to talk down Posu.

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No. 1049753 ID: b2292a

rolled 1, 9, 1, 9, 4, 2, 1, 1, 8, 10, 2, 10, 1, 3, 5, 10, 4, 7, 5, 8, 5, 1, 9, 1, 5, 2, 9, 4, 2, 3, 4, 1, 7, 8, 2, 3, 10, 4, 3, 7, 9, 8, 10, 1, 3, 6, 8, 6, 3, 10 = 255


Well, that was the piece that Posu was missing, and she would let the man go from his arm, spine unbroken.

"There shouldn't be exactly much to get in the way of that. You've already been conscripted, and while it might not be enough, service is a step in the right direction."


In regards to Ribbon's words, she had to point out. "Actually, widely accepted legal doctrine is to disregard the words of any non-citizen of the Blessed Isle in defense of their actions against any persons living in territory controlled by the Realm. Obviously it's set up that way with the usually correct notion that a Judge would rarely if ever actually leave the isle and most trials involving non-citizens would be tried in local courts to the satrapies involved or with stowaways, who didn't pay the four to six talent cost of immigration or are in dereliction of the terms of their ten years of labor, but by all accounts even using torture as opposed to just jumping directly to enslavement or death at the moment that he was a suspect is already going above and beyond the call of duty. Though in practice I imagine any judge with more than a decade of experience to behave similarly."


"And speaking
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No. 1049992 ID: f57349

rolled 8, 6, 2, 9, 8, 4, 4, 10, 2, 9, 7, 2, 7, 10, 4, 9, 8, 5, 6, 5, 1, 8, 9, 2, 6, 7, 2, 9, 10, 3, 8, 2, 8, 6, 4, 3, 10, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 9, 9, 3, 2, 3, 7, 9, 5, 6, 6, 3, 3, 10, 2, 4, 8, 2, 9 = 354

Rolling to treat injury, setting the broken bone correctly so it'll heal without permanent impairment.

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982815 No. 982815 ID: 6f7a5a hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts] [Last 100 posts]

Chinzebeth VII is a NSFW clothing damage quest featuring YCH cameos check Discussion for more info

This is the story of Queen Chinzebeth the seventh
The year is x3146 the most dramatic point of her long reign.
it is summer on the Continental platform Ilax hovering over the planet Beta-Earatone . . .
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No. 1049325 ID: e51896

I don't see the benefit in paying 5 extra points in reviving a attendant/minion/adviser when we can get a new one for 10 points. As much as I want Kog to return, it doesn't seem like he is any stronger than if we got a new attendant/minion/adviser

lets get...

2 attendant/minion/advisers
1 volatile ranged weapon (for one of our attendant/minion/advisers)
2 ranged weapon (one for our other attendant/minion/advisers, and the other I think for Pawkaf. Right now, we only have melee users, and unless the next commando has a ranged weapon, we could definitely use at least one ranged weapon user on our team)
1 grenade (for crispen as long as he can still use his melee weapon and the grenade is a sub)
1 article of clothing (if we're going to give a hat to Gerbera, then I'll push for it to be a PIZZID hat from 30 UPDATES OR LESS quest. No one can resist their pizzas! plus they're the only one who didn't get anything, so they might as well should get a hat)
No. 1049327 ID: 629f2e


I agree with all of this, save for one point I'd like to question. The queen's a bit underdressed at the moment, so if we need to use points to re-clothe her then we should go for one less attendant to open up some points to do so. Don't forget to dress any surviving guards who got damaged from the last battle. Put about 5 points into Chinz's wardrobe, and then split the rest among the guards based on how much they lost already. Polt mentioned Gerbera getting a hat, but I feel like glasses should come first for them.

Also, since we're grabbing new clothes I suggest something far more slapdash for thr queen. No dresses this time, she has to make do with whatever they had lying around to reflrect the humiliating defeat we suffered. Let's see her in a chef's apron, a butler's tuxedo top, a maid's feather duster (makeshift wig), slippers, and a belt. I'm sure she can arrange all of that to get an outfit that covers all the important bits. Might even look stylish in a way.

Final note: I would just like to directly vote against ever reviving Humphrey. That monster is a thing of nightmares and his death was a miracle.
No. 1049329 ID: d695f6

Can some of the points be used to restore clothing to the royal guard?
No. 1049523 ID: 0690af

Revive Kog, he was the most effective of the attendants and he is only KO, his clothes are still in good conditions.
No. 1049690 ID: e51896

I'm changing my vote since we got confirmation that revived minions can keep their weapons. It's pretty much the same except I'm removing 1 attendant/minion/advisor and one ranged weapon to bring back Kog and his weapon. He's great.

lets get...

1 revived minion (Kog Sillyman)
1 new attendant/minion/adviser
1 volatile ranged weapon (for our new attendant/minion/adviser)
1 ranged weapon (for Pawkaf. Right now, we only have melee users, and unless the next commando has a ranged weapon, we could definitely use at least one ranged weapon user on our team)
1 grenade (for Crispen as long as he can still use his melee weapon and the grenade is a sub)
1 article of clothing (if we're going to give a hat to Gerbera, then I'll push for it to be a PIZZID hat from 30 UPDATES OR LESS quest. No one can resist their pizzas! plus they're the only one who didn't get anything, so they might as well should get a hat)

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1046700 No. 1046700 ID: eb2252 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]

Quiet Lake, a sleepy mountain town somewhere in north america a boring, solid place where tommorow is alot like yesterday, the old ladt forever and the young dream of escape.

We find ourselves at a small rest stop just outside town, a few tourists enjoying the view while a family noisily clambers back into their car.

You are currently using the restroom, having just returned from visiting out of state relatives, and eill soon be stepping into the light of a rather grey day, but who is it we shall see?
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No. 1048701 ID: e7c7d3

First one is Samuel, or Sam
Second is Samantha, or Sam
Lastly, we have Samson, or Sam
No. 1048707 ID: 708905

No. 1048709 ID: 9a2966

Excite Bird is Jessica, or Jessy~
Punch Dog is Judy or 'Judo'.
Your third friendo is Jane.

Together you're the J-Force. Or the J 4.
No. 1048724 ID: 31a6d1

This one, but the bird is called Samantha and the dog is called Samira.

Also, the third friend is a mythological creature, because halloween quest.
No. 1048733 ID: 708905

Seems good with the names, not sure about mythological status though

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1047454 No. 1047454 ID: 9bd94e hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]

The long ride has given me a lot of time to think. About my parents. About my home. About the monster attack that took them from me. About my current situation.

A year has passed since I was left all alone, and the orphanage recently made it clear that their charity doesn’t last forever. With nothing to my name, I had to take the first opportunity I could get my hands on. That opportunity presented itself when a recruiter saw something in me and offered me a place in the Magehand program. Power, wealth, fame, and anything else I desire, in exchange for service to the Crown. I accepted, of course.
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No. 1048358 ID: 15c72a

Ask about the school. Is this it? Just one house?
No. 1048366 ID: f1bd8f

Are there monsters around here?
No. 1048367 ID: e51896

coincidence that he has a package for the place we're going to. It could be likely it is related to us in some way in that case. Ask about the package.
No. 1048466 ID: 56869c

Is it bigger on the inside?
No. 1048531 ID: 15a025

Rather small building. Am I the only apprentice here?

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No. 1024666 ID: 094652

"Because whenever my sinful mind even thinks about it, the power screams at me with the cacophonous rage of a thousand demons.
I wouldn't touch it if you stabbed me in the eye."
No. 1024864 ID: e51896

sounds good
this too
No. 1034747 ID: c1b6b2

>I need a plan to get this guy to leave.
How about a plan to get this guy to leave AND make a Martinet's life miserable for a couple hours?

Once he is done fuming about how, in Silverlock, witches get stitches, tell the ambassador:
"Say, I see you have made good friends with Martinet Macie, here. Would you like her to show you the market square? The way our Mongers and Artisans combine their trades there is nothing short of divine."

I mean, sure, Macie will not forgive you for putting her under the spotlight, but she also won't forgive Silver for letting you do it.

And besides, she messed with Riksen's drinks.
She made her bed. Now she can sleep with him in it.
No. 1048377 ID: 987e99
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>Don't go into ANY specifics on how you might fight it back.
That’s quite easy, as I have no specifics. Or even vagaries as I’ve never had to resist this ‘call’. I don’t know what he’s talking about.

“A preceptor’s calling is to collect knowledge and use that to guide our fellows. Pursuit of power would be a dereliction from that duty. Power such as that blinds its wielders to other, more important sights along our journey.” I give him a placating smile. “It’s forbidden for the good of us all, Ambassador.”

“Bah!” He says and lets go of my shoulder. “Almost word for word what she said! That and discipline and responsibility. As if you do not reject the power to shake mountains and reach beyond the veil of death.”

“Are you sorcerer yourself, sir?"

“No, no. Your request for a mundane representative was quite clear. You need not have specified, of course. I would have been sent regardless.” He sighs. “Taking the Descent would always be a mistake for me. I am not exactly a fount of self-control and like as not to burn myself out in a couple of months.” An opportunity, and I can be blunter here than Silver can, considering her position.

“I can imagine,” I give an obvious glance at the table of glasses and pitchers. “Forgive me for saying so, but you seem to have overindulged here as well.” His eyes narrow for a moment before he sighs and Silver clicks her tongue at me in recrimination.

“Preceptor Brass.” She replies in a clipped tone. “Apologize to the ambassador immediately.”

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No. 1048469 ID: 56869c

You should probably keep a literal eye on Haddik again, or when you think about it...

I'm not sure why those mercenaries haven't done her in yet, but since Asher's head still attached, I suggest we use her to see what other caves and forces the Mongers have in store on the way to whatever impromptu prison cell they are taking her to.

As for what to say, who to rat out.... the miners look like they could be most easily duped into hurting someone we don't like at a critical moment, since you are the only person in power who has ever shown them a modicum of sympathy.
Of course, Four and your Martinets already saw Chast doing his mumbo jumbo and offering his terms. We will have to convince them that he and the miners are being used by the Mongers if we don't want to have their rebellion stamped out immedeatedly.

It would probably be best to present our evidence that the Mongers are up to no good, as they have enough forces that Silver will probably decide to employ caution rather than an all out assault.
That is, if you are ABSOLUTELY sure they won't parley with you in exchange for becoming a turncoat. Admitedly, they'll probably just reward your betrayal with safe passage to the nearest frontier town. Life outside would be harsh, it would require actual work, and may even be cut a couple centuries too short.... but at least you won't have to live the rest of your days pretending to be the best friend of the people who ruined your life. Up to you whether ousting the Monger now is a better idea than pleading your case to them later today.

Since we are at it, what makes Martinet Gatezi so special and dangerous? And how does someone as weaselly as Narko become a war hero, anyway?

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Previous thread: https://talehole.com/kusaba/questarch/res/863922.html

Our Kobolds are deep in a Magical Realm
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No. 1048417 ID: 15c72a

Hmm, until Tronklis snaps out of it it'll be difficult to go up or down stairs.

Go in and look into that door with the triangle on it.
No. 1048435 ID: 4b0f55

The necklace is bad luck in and of itself. Toss it. See how far it flies. Pour some water on Kloldril's head to cool him off. You have an entrance to find elsewhere. Don't think there's enough rope for you guys to scale down the side.
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No. 1048442 ID: 15c72a

I disagree with tossing the necklace, remember Slorsnis has our highest knowledge stat. She may have a point. (also that sounded like an "are you sure?" prompt)
No. 1048444 ID: efc971

Don't toss necklace. Splash some water over Kloldril and drape a wet cloth over his armor and go explore the deck.

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The last thing I remember before the shuttle broke up was wondering how the hell we got into this situation. It should've been a simple matter of rendezvousing with our frigate and delivering the data we grabbed on Tetrapis's Project Hydra, but we were intercepted by a Tetrapisan destroyer. Now I'm stuck on this strange, uncontacted planet - Tukar - with who knows how many angry Tetrapisans and a local population that might or might not help me. Or worse, decide to use me for experiments.

I mentally command the nanites in my system to activate - maybe that brand new system I was given before the mission, QUEST, can help? It stands for "Quantum Universal Expert Synthtelligence - Tactical", and supposedly it should be able to guide me through this situation.

I briefly explain my situation to QUEST - I am the fourth and most junior member of Raven Squad. I'm the team's electronic warfare expert and drone controller. The other three members are Falken ("Falk"), the squad leader; Silur, our heavy weapons expert; and Arvin, the medic. I need to reunite with the rest of the team and alert Special Forces Command that we need rescue.

Before the crash I managed to keep hold of one of my drones, but the others are probably scattered over the countryside. Besides that, all I have to my name besides my powered armour is my basic stutter pistol and the air blade tech integrated into my armour - the former is a pulse laser and the latter is an energy projection from my armour's gloves that allows it to cut through most materials with ease. I've also got a signal-blanking poncho that should help me evade detection.

>Which drone did I manage to grab before the shuttle broke up?
>A) ELINT Drone - Extends range of ELINT/SIGINT sensors, letting m
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I know it's been forever but real life and artist's block swallowed me up big time. I know the update image won't wow, but it should suffice. I'm really sorry for the delay!

>More info
Hm... good point, shard. Flash cannons are highly energetic anti-armour beam cannons. From great distances, they can crack open even the most heavily armoured vehicle like an overripe fruit. The Scintillator we pilfered from that Hoplite can't hold a candle in terms of raw firepower. But they're so rare for a reason. Besides the sheer weight, they take time to recharge and there's a delay between the targeting array getting a firing solution and the weapon actually firing. Plus I doubt Polemophilos is the sniping type.

Thermal claws are just a claw-based version of the thermal knives Hoplites and many other Tetras are armed with. They're likely in line with my air blades in terms of cutting power; our shields should be able to take a few hits. The claw form factor is probably a concession to her vanity, whether she admits it or not.

Looks like according to your predictive analysis, we hold the advantage in our sensors and Electronic Warfare capabilities, but our true trump cards lie in my sheer speed and agility. We can run rings around her. She holds the advantage in raw strength and durability though. I'm under no illusions about what may happen if she somehow manages to pin me down.
I don
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No. 1047401 ID: a7a180

I think it's pretty clear you want to avoid melee here.
No. 1047467 ID: e7c7d3

If we go with melee, we could definitely go with hit and run tactics. Just some real frustrating stuff like lunging in to knick a tendon and then ducking back out before they can retaliate, retreat behind trees and reposition before striking again. It'd be slow and mostly ineffectual until we get that one good crippling strike in.
So confirm on the "melee fight" terms of combat
No. 1047528 ID: e55a4b

So a slow brute force close quarters specialist vs a versatile evasive maneuver operative. Dodge close quarters, will not go well.

>delay between the targeting array getting a firing solution and the weapon actually firing
Heh. Would matter less for a larger scale. For a 1v1? Where we can use drones to inform if it's primed? Huge disadvantage. Especially if it has to fire at where it's targeted. Very dangerous if she can manually retarget while it spins up, though.
Still, DO NOT GET HIT BY THE THING. Designed for armor so it'd likely vaporize your fleshy self.
High ground will help, especially if you minimize your profile.

Still, with Arvin here, plus the new info, got a plan of sorts. We get distance, while the drone keeps a bead on the hostile. Get that bead to Arvin's feed. She stays in the open we use crossfire to fill her with holes. She stays to the trees, we flank her to use crossfire to fill her with holes. Goal is to overwhelm her with fire before she's aware she's ripped to shreds. Should we be spotted by a hostile drone, we hack it ASAP. Lose the bead if we have to.

Primary goal is to kill the hostile.
Subverting drones is useful past this fight though.

Details are vague due to that 7/10 special. Quite tough to deal with a surprise, so will have to maximize odds to our side so she has to use her special while we have maneuvers to expend.

So revised terms.
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No. 1047926 ID: 9a9054

We should get a decoy for the cannon. Maybe the drone or a rock?

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Yesterday you were nearly four hundred miles northeast of here, just outside the City of Needles. An ancient automaton, wise but wounded, broke through the floor of a windrider repair shop (on a hill outside of town, pictured) and sent you on a quest. Or, for those less interested in grand narratives, hired you to deliver a payload to a target. Apparently a big rock, up beyond the sky, is going to fall and kill approximately everyone, unless you reach it first and blow it up in just the right way.

Your advance payment included a set of three chainpods: swift, efficient, and versatile amphibious vehicles. Unfortunately they're designed to seat one person each, and there are six of you, so things have been a bit cramped... but even so, from Thaemor's capital to the mouth of Cerdyn's Pass in just one night! Conventional armies might count themselves lucky to march that route in less than a month. It's autumn, and you're barely a third of the way to the Light'ning Beanstalk, which isn't even the true destination so much as another bottleneck on your route, but such dizzying speed leaves you pondering the possibility of a victorious return before winter.

Up ahead, past the next switchback, there's the town of Hallux, stopover point for trade caravans (though it's late in the year to be busy with that now, snow and ice might block the pass before normal wagons made it through), plus a moderately famous apothecary and bathhouse fed by natural hot springs. Some of you have family there.
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No. 1045399 ID: 287555

rolled 14, 8, 1, 18, 15, 7, 4, 7, 19, 3, 4, 2, 10, 3, 11, 19, 20, 20, 8, 13 = 206

>"Really? I was trying so hard to play it cool...I have been told I'm about as subtle as an earthshaker, before."
An aborted laugh comes across the communication cable in response. "Much as I'd like to credit your success and spare my dignity, they may have been correct."

Natalina continues, hesitantly. "A part of me feels like I should expound on the perils of a workplace romance, or one between two people stranded alone with one another. ...although, no, we're not the only two people present counting our inkeeper-abbot. And of the two of us, I'm not the one you kissed.

"...I'm sorry, I quite lost track of where I was going with that."

>You think we can fix it up and let it go?
>Working through [the augmech] provides three free levels of Effort on medical care and repairs to biomechanical creatures
Natalina, operating Milaconi's cousin, will attempt to extricate and repair the impaled lightning mourn. Not sure how quickly the creature can travel, but if we're engaging in catch-and-release, we should do so away from the nest we're trying to evict it from.

>"Haha that sounds really risky. I'm all for it though, what do you think?"
If only one of the pair ventures out onto the platform to plant the grenade, the risk of falling into the abyss is a lot lower, since they'd be tethered to the other and the augmech. Paprika would be better at a balancing act, but Natalina could apply discounted
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No. 1045410 ID: f57349

>rolled 14
Lightning mourn has been patched up, and gently reprogrammed to see you as neither a threat nor a food source. It immediately zooms back to suckle at the sparking end of that loose cable, though.
>rolled 8, 1, 18
You find the correct spot, and (after burning xp on a reroll) a position from which Milaconi's cousin can simply throw the gravity-pear with exactly the right speed, angle, and timing. Detonation is shockingly loud, in contrast with the near-total ambient silence of the station exterior.
>rolled 15
By the time you hike back to the dish, that mangled support truss has somehow been completely repaired or replaced, and farspeaking pylon landed in what looks like the right spot atop it. The lightning mourn gives you an insectile salute before skittering away.

After simply touching the reconnected cable, Milaconi's cousin can interface with the farspeaking pylon, and even maintain the connection from a distance. Local datasphere is still very crowded, but seems to be making progress toward clearing the queue.

Now, to see if you can remember the chainpod's ID code...

First attempt: at the other end of the connection you're looking up from the bottom of a squarish shaft, 2.5 meters by 3 meters and at least five meters deep. No light apart from the display screen itself. Error message, core... something something... not found... reserve power... blah blah catastrophic blah... This chainpod is in very bad shape. Not just neglected maintenance, somebody tore important pieces out of it. Only other item of interest visible through the dashboard camera is a jumbled pile of bones including at least three h
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No. 1045669 ID: e5709d

rolled 14, 4, 12, 8, 18, 5, 9, 10, 5, 12, 16, 11, 5, 7, 1, 19, 12, 11, 2, 5 = 186

As the weeks pass, Reiko's new workshop hums and grinds to the tunes of her whimsical experimentation. Most of her work is centered around replicating the fine-tuned components of the chainpods, with the occasional request from the weary townsfolk for something she doesn't think is important like an aneen fence or a bakery. As the last component is cannibalized from the former Volcano Tamer, Reiko recommends to Mia Xan that they turn it into some kind of fire department as a (literally) practical joke. Or at least a major storage area so the next disaster doesn't starve everyone.
(Timeskip is spent developing Parts and improving/repairing the chainpods)

The calm after the stress-fest has given her enough clarity to realize she may have been blowing her personal problems out of proportion - but it was her new friends that found violent, hilariously improvised solutions. Reiko concludes that she likes this new party and would join them even if this temporary contract didn't pull the fur out of her arms.

A fortunate function of her brain implant created a neural copy of the manual she downloaded from the datasphere was kept intact. This copy is linked to her mental experiences when viewing the files rather than the actual data, and so will only work for her. It managed to compress and encrypt the copy in time to delete the raw evidence, lest the Archive she downloaded the manual from confirm her data theft and send out a cease-and-desist order for evidence of copied data - which usually means sending assassins.
Unfortunately, the Archive's cybersecurity has a creative way of dealing with hackers - they counter-hacked her implant and purged the file containing all the encryption keys. And then managed to forge evidence they had simply erased a folder of porn - that constitutes a lip-service fee for the Archive
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No. 1046023 ID: f57349

>developing Parts
>rolled 14
A full barrel of parts is only 80 units, when they're sorted and packed safely. Could plausibly gather more than that, by some combination of scrounging under the Eye of the Sea and early-completion bonus from the King Under the Mountain, but if you're sharing three single-seat vehicles with five other people (Saoirse ran off - something to do with that duke of the Beyond to whom Eliznyabeth sold a hundred-ton pack animal) there's already not much room left for luggage.

>and improving/repairing the chainpods
Each of the three pods is, more or less, a two-meter hamster ball with gyrostabilized throne inside, ominous sealed box under the seat, handspan-wide textured belt like the bastard spawn of a sawblade and a monster truck tire wrapped around the outer circumference, serving as both access hatch and traction surface. Cruises up to eighty miles per hour over good roads, half that on rough terrain or submerged. Typical humans will need to surface for fresh air every four hours or so. Any single pod can only roll along under its own power for five hours before needing to rest in direct sunlight for an hour - clear canopy gradually darkens, reaching full opacity when exhausted. However, pods can magnetically link up in a chain (hence the name) like a string of beads. Leader pulls while allowing the others to rest. Three is just enough to keep moving nonstop, provided it's not too cloudy around dawn or dusk. The seats and controls seem to have been originally intended for humanoids almost three meters tall, hunched up into a fetal position.
The three chainpods you've got access to have consecutive serial numbers
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No. 1046480 ID: 287555

rolled 9, 17, 14, 3, 10, 9, 14, 20, 16, 5, 2, 11, 3, 9, 10, 19, 10, 1, 11, 10 = 203

>Based on what's spilling over into the augmech's communication queue, immediate vicinity of the farspeaking pylon seems to be very crowded from the datasphere side, like the line outside a popular nightclub, or the office of a politician who just made a very unpopular policy decision.
>Local datasphere is still very crowded, but seems to be making progress toward clearing the queue.
Natalina is quite pleased their effects have apparently helped their invisible data-compatriots. There are more people (or close enough) up here than she first throught.

>Fourth attempt: last linked pod, fully functional, empty, and wide open to the sky. Shattered wall of a building - one you recognize as among the few in Hallux which were completely intact during the eruption's immediate aftermath - and to the other side, greasy smoke rising from out of frame in front of the wrecked volcano tamer. Reiko is laughing somewhere nearby, but it doesn't seem like the happy sort of laughter. Several other voices, crying or shouting, mostly unintelligible. A not-quite-humanoid silhouette approaches. Bright red eyes flicker "This confirms that you survived." Reaching toward the 'disconnect' button, a finger of angular stone.
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1045941 No. 1045941 ID: cdbcf8 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]

A knight ascends the stairs leading up to the top of the tower, with sounds of cheering and cellabration coming from the glittering silver city far below him, loud enough that he can even hear it from thousands of feet above it all. However he doesn’t care about any of that, not now, not when they haven’t won just yet.. As he ascends, two men quickly run up behind him, both worried for what the knight is about to do, but with only the cyclops truly showing it.

“Sir!... Sir!....SIR #*%)$”?=! PLEASE STOP!!!” None of these words are reaching the knight. The cyclops continus to yell and plead with the knight to stop, the Drangonborn just quietly follows them both, waiting to see what happens next. As they reach the pinnacle of the tower, the only thing at the top of it is a pitch black metal...wardrobe. The cyclops goes silent, knowing that nothing he can say can make them turn back now. The Dragonborn avoids looking at it as much as he can, thinking from the back of his head, that even though he knows the thing in it doesn’t have any magic now. That if it thinks hard enough, that if it thinks about something besides destroying all the Dragonborn holds dear and true. That it can just learn a new magic if needed. The knight goes forward towards it without a hint of hesitation. And opens it. The only thing in it being a...a man. Kneeling down on both knees and bowing, looking as if it’s a humble man giving great thanks. But when you look at it, and I mean really look at it for a minute, you feel like it’s trying to move with all its might. As if every fiber of its being is screaming at it to move, like if it could get up and out of that weardrobe it would...And do something horrible. The knight takes a step back and takes a deep breath, trying to find the words he had driven him from the parties, the awards and the much needed rest they had all deserved, that they all needed! But he still came up here to this thing!... After two minutes of sil
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No. 1045946 ID: e51896

was considering the cool void beast or due-wings choices, but I think normacy in itself is really respectable

go for Fighter (In Improv Technique) the idea of using ANYTHING as a weapon is fun
No. 1045949 ID: 7c0da2

Fighter -> In Improv Technique
Because if you have done everything the knight is saying? Then you must have mastered improvisation and the art of bringing death with everything and anything.
Also it's just cool, there is all those knights with armor and secret trainings, wonderful creatures with magic and supernatural capacities, but you? You simply decided that you wanted to beat your opponent no matter the circumstances, and trained to do just that. And you got real good at it.
No. 1045952 ID: a2d88b

I like:
* Knight of the Reflecting Blade
* Fighter of the Bang Boom technique
* Due-Wings
I can't choose.
No. 1045955 ID: e5709d

Knight of the Bucket "Quantum Scientist! I am a Quantum Scientist now."

Motive: "I... saw. I saw beyond this microscopic world. I saw endless fields of tormented. Horrors that eclipse my own. Atrocities that would make every evil god repent.
I saw a chance to stop it. The price for my chance was this One. Tiny. Rock.
It was the slimmest chance, and I have failed, and now it is for nothing.
And I regret not my resolve, but suffer for it.
No. 1045993 ID: dc970e

Knight of the Reflecting Blade, and the reason you did all those horrible things was because one of them ate all your chips and didn't even tell you

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-Divided- A quest in the Balanceverse, written by crows and illustrated by shitty AI! Possibly NSFW eventually (but only by text), but no promises!


My hand is steady as I drag my iron across her back, filling in more of the taoist symbol with smooth movements. It's a simple design, the interlocking teardrops of black and white. I'm not super into the meaning behind it other than balance or something, but there's always people who want it tattooed on them. It's an easy freehand job.

The woman is quiet as I dip the needle, her breath steady and rhythmic almost as if asleep. There's no blood to blot away, and I think to myself that I've never had it go this easily.

The room is only lit by the lamp directly above, everything else in shadow beyond the pool of light surrounding us. It’s a circle only filled with the steady hum of the tattoo machine on the floor next to us, and nothing else. I wonder what time it is now, since I’m sure I’ve been at this a while.

She speaks, her silky voice sliding into the silence.

”How important is a home, do you think?”

It’s an odd question, but people always seem to ask those when they’re in the chair. Tattoo artists, bartenders, and massage therapists, all shrinks in the eyes of the public.
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You are Parker


I really screwed up here, I think.

Hours upon hours at the office, only leaving to go home and read before returning, it left me lacking I think. Despite the act I put on for clients, I’m actually pretty bad with people.

I keep a whole list of good conversational topics memorized with fun anecdotes to follow up on, if I need to make small talk. Always found that easier than being spontaneous.

Addison seemed interesting though. Genuinely confused by the situation she’s in with this house, standoffish and slightly rude, and with a terrible habit of sliding random cusses into her casual language as if to replace punctuation. The exact sort of person I’d never really been able to spend time with in school, whether high school or university, with my nose buried so deeply in the textbooks and books of law needed to make my eventual mark on the world.

I thought I saw someone lonely in her though. This was a girl willing to drop her life and move more than fifty miles in a single day, with no plan and only her little beat up car. Maybe someone in need of a friend like I am.

I think I might have been wrong. I’m sometimes bad with signals like that.
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You are Alice


“Perfect.” I say to myself, sighing in satisfaction. Dishes are done, food is ready, manor is quiet for now.

It’s not that I can’t cook in the burrow. We have perfectly satisfactory kitchens down there. Modern conveniences. Electricity.

Just because we kin live in a burrow does not mean we do not have AC.

But that’s not MY kitchen down there. This is my place, where I know the location of every utensil without thinking about it, and I’m long adjusted to standing on a stepstool to work.

I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Might need to discuss groceries with Addison though. There’s nothing of nutritional value here, all easy microwavable meals and quick fixes. We can do far better than this. Regardless, it wasn’t too hard to whip up some quick gyoza sauce for the stir fry, and there’s enough leftovers for both of us later. She needs to eat better.
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No. 1045578 ID: 08b944

Parker: gawp incoherently for a few moments, and then struggle to apologize and explain
Alice: hear her out, at least for like 60 seconds, because you're gonna have a hard time fixing a situation you know nothing about
No. 1045581 ID: e5709d

Parker: Point and laugh madly at the bnnuy.
Alice: Bunny Chittering until Parker calms down.
No. 1045605 ID: a2d88b

>Parker: gawp incoherently for a few moments, and then struggle to apologize and explain >>1045578
>Alice: hear her out, at least for like 60 seconds, because you're gonna have a hard time fixing a situation you know nothing about
This sounds good to me.

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