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1062470 No. 1062470 ID: 87e33c hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts] [Last 100 posts]

Strain: To make strenuous and continuous effort by overexerting, twisting, or injuring (a limb, muscle, organ, or societal norm).

Written by EDMANGO and illustrated by TIPPLER

DISCUSSION: https://questden.org/kusaba/questdis/res/135736.html
STATS PAGE: https://questden.org/wiki/Tension_Stats
EDMANGO'S PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/Edmango
TIPPLER'S PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/tippler

[SEASON 1]: https://questden.org/kusaba/questarch/res/1043457.html

EDMANGO NOTE: This quest will likely contain 18+ content like violence, and light sexual content.
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No. 1084784 ID: eb0a9c

Keep pushing away from the island and its monsters. Force the smoke monster to chase after you.
To that end, shrink and stand on the edge of Momo's sword and turn most of your body into a serrated gyroscope, so she can mace the sucker.
No. 1084788 ID: 7c55ad

Get out that fuckin' motorcycle, let your nanobots drive it as momo gets on the motorcycle for SPEED and while the nano bots are controlling the motorcycle to dodge attacks, Momo can slash the kaiju as she drives by it with her power sword as fast as she can! She doesn't need to even sit on the drivers chair, just stand on it like a ninja and slash the kaiju

While she's doing that, and the kaiju is focused on momo's speed, we will fly on up with our ultra cool boots above the kaiju, become huge, turn our arm into sharp pencil-like limbs (gotta keep with the office theme since we are a staple remover) and then slam down on its head with all your weight and might with our sharp limb.
No. 1084789 ID: 273c18

Alright looks like her signature ability is turning into smoke, and the smoke can attack during that time. I wonder what would happen if we knocked her into water? It's hard for smoke to exist where there isn't any air. Maybe we should relocate the fight over the ocean. Hailey can use her rocket boots to stay above the waves, and... I dunno about Momo, maybe she can shapeshift into an aquatic creature for the terrain advantage.
Heck, maybe just getting the kaiju wet would reduce her smoke powers, and we don't have to fight directly over the ocean, just knock her into it at some point. Though of course Momo shapeshifting for better agility would be a good idea regardless. Perhaps she can turn into a falcon for air combat?

Hmm, cool attacks...
Hailey could do a divebomb attack where she adds spin to it by shaping her arms (pointed forwards) to be like angled fins. Maximum density for this, to build up speed via gravity assist. Getting stuck in the Kaiju after attacking is a bad idea though. Slashing and bludgeoning rather than piercing is the way to go I think.
OH! Optimally we'd want to cripple the Kaiju so we can run away. It's probably going to attack the city once we bring the crystal back, and we have more concentrated firepower there. So, aim for her wings! Slash them to ribbons so she can't fly, then retreat.

I think we should use a nanobot to make a vial to capture smoke in for research. If we can find a way to completely neutralize the kaiju's smoke ability we can easily kill it on a second fight.
No. 1084790 ID: 273c18

Hailey could also try a spinning axe kick, gaining the spin from her rocket boots and a low density form before switching to high density to deliver the kick.
No. 1084809 ID: a7a180

Ride in as cavalry on your motorcycle and use the exhaust to blast away her smoke when she tries to retaliate.

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1080085 No. 1080085 ID: 8928a2 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]


The fuck?
Five years ago, I attempted to write a prequel story for the magnificent Enemy Quest. If you haven't read EQ, what are you even doing? Go read it! The original War quest can be found here: https://questden.org/kusaba/graveyard/res/857294.html

So what happened?
Some pretty dramatic life changes, including but not limited to having two children in rapid succession. Considering the fate of the original Enemy Quest, I can only conclude writing about Golborians makes humans incredibly

So what now?
We pick up where we left off! Did I mention I'm an even worse artist than the last time I tried this? Get ready for some really basic images to set the scene and a lot of text!


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No. 1083891 ID: eb0a9c

2) Play along. She wants to rape you - that's an opportunity to really let loose.
No. 1083894 ID: 6c2338

1]] Resist the illusion
No. 1084796 ID: 8928a2
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For the briefest moment your guard dropped. It wouldn't be so bad to relax and just let this feeling continue. She obviously wants you, you can handle her. Unconsciously your hips push forward into the grip on your shaft. No wait what are you doing you idiot she’s-

Your mind filled with red as the sensations continued. Now the phantom hands were frantically jerking your manhood, grip firm. The pace seemed aggressive but you were already at full mast and incredibly aroused. You blinked, trying to clear your vision before the sensation became wetter, smoother as you felt soft ass cheeks descend on your lap. You were laying on your back and she'd shifted to grinding on you, facing away, the glow of her eye painting the ceiling red. You didn't know how long you'd been fucking her, but the steady pressure of an orgasm told you it had been some time.
"Zzzzzsssooo harrrd" she gasped, her hips bucking impulsively with her shuddering breath. You felt her thighs tensing with every thrust, her insides squeezed with an increasing pressure as her breathing became ragged, and she moaned with such wild abandon it was almost like a grunting shout. The orgasm suddenly hit her like a freight train, her body slamming down onto yours, her liquid-like muscles becoming solid as she tensed hard and her breath stopped short in her chest. She remained there for a long moment, before she shuddered again, and you felt the heat and wetness in your lap increase. You tried to lift your hands, to touchKILLher. She breathed out hard before she turned around, still enveloping you the entire time, and the light of her eye bore down on you again. Your ears rang and your mind only saw red. As the crimson haze lessened, you felt the sensations in your lap had become far more intense. Something was tied around your lower reg
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No. 1084803 ID: 8928a2
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All five feet of it.
Wait, what?

The cannon barrel bucked beneath her, catching her in the midsection before your fist collected her head. She flew like a discarded toy, tumbling limply through the air before her feet found the ground almost magnetically, her body stiffened as she slid to a halt on all fours. Her face whipped up to meet yours, and her eye was now contorted in hatred. Your guns were already up. She flickered and the last dozen rounds from your XM’s shredded the wall behind her. The only sound was casings clattering on the hardwood floor. She'd vanished.
“After all - that, I expected a bigger load from you, human.”
You thought she gasped slightly when she hesitated, and she sounded flustered.
“I've been having fun with your friends outside, I guess I'm a little spent after so many partners. I've lost track of how many I've killed. How many of you were there? Was it two thousand? More?”
“Speaking of, I can't help but notice you haven't called for them. What's your plan here?”
“I'm going to take my time carving you to pieces for what you just did to me, animal.”
The Occulotti curse translated poorly, but the venom in her voice got the point across.
“Was there another crazy cyclops bitch in here hypnotizing me while she rode my dick? That was all you.”
“Wh- no! You shackled me to your sick fantasy! Tell me how you did that. Answer truthfully or you die.”
That's it, keep talking you thought to yourself. Your sensors didn't detect any sound, so she must have been projecting a voice into your head. You swept the room, pretending to look wherever she threw her voice. Broken glass crunched under your feet.
“I don't know what to tell you Occ, you had me pretty dazed for all of that. I was not in control of what happened. Figured you were playing
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No. 1084807 ID: b832e0

Well broken glass implies a window. For OpSec if she knows we're a borg we have to murder the one-eye. Here's a basic plan - grenade to low yield, drop it and full thrusters out the window. Her pals should believe we're a floater or otherwise be surprised enough to not shoot while we leave the blast radius.

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1084137 No. 1084137 ID: 1effd3 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]

From nothing, a new beginning.
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No. 1084762 ID: 273c18

Hmm. Well, you can try picking up those other things Dowsing pointed at. Grass and stones. See if either of those are edible for you. Keeping some stones on you could be useful for maneuvering in the void as well. Throw a stone and you'll be propelled in the other direction.

Since we can float, you could take a running jump to launch yourself into the void in the direction of the main Dowsing signal.
No. 1084770 ID: 5ebd37

Before leaving, can you crawl under the island to check if there's anything there? Get a feel for how this gravity works while solid ground is still here.
No. 1084779 ID: 5b2941

Oooh, old school Spelljammer gravity? I dig it
No. 1084795 ID: 2f41db

Youve got a pet now silv.
Lil' buddy for life.
Plus he might emit more runes which is a cool trick.
I think you should call him "pooty"

Seconding this.
For all we know there could be another surface if gravity shifts beneath.

Im suspecting we may have to adapt to unconventional three dimensional thinking in this void.
No. 1084806 ID: 2aa5f0

>Are we really going to follow Dowsing?”
you're still hungry aren't you?

Also I think I might have figured out what you are. You have a magical item that grants you powers, a cute mascot like creature following you around... you might just be a magic girl.

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1082765 No. 1082765 ID: dc13c4 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]

Previous chapter


Discussion Thread

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No. 1084746 ID: 87b4c1
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Possible answers to the question that was asked:

A) Just ignore all of this.

B) Slap Clara.

C) Slap Gramleza.

D) Other suggestions.
No. 1084747 ID: 7c55ad

D. Gotta get the meeting back on track. Tell Gram and Clara to to keep it in their pants, or you'll Order Wormworks to leave the room for the rest of the meeting. You really don't want to do that, but will if they don't stop misbehaving.
No. 1084748 ID: 5ebd37

We might need to order more jester hats at this rate.
D) I don't think we've seen Worm Works so flustered before. Lets play along for a bit and see how he reacts to this situation he didn't anticipate.
No. 1084767 ID: 90f91e
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Eh, pure text just isn't emphatic enough. Have an audio file from a vidya that says it all.
No. 1084805 ID: b099e0

Let's just sit back and see how this plays out.

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1083617 No. 1083617 ID: 6be2b4 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts] [Last 100 posts]

First time doing a quest, bear with me if I mess up. :)
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No. 1084792 ID: 7c55ad

things of note:
there is a harmonica in one of the prison cells! looks like we found you an instrument. most likely not your instrument before you got captured (assuming you had one before), but hey, harmonicas are a cool and underrated instruments, lets you play the blues, and easy to carry. we gotta get that asap so you can bard effectively. we might need to find a key howeverer, or something long enough to reach it and grab it towards you if you can't reach it with your arms... or maybe your noodley body can fit through the bars?

in the kitchen: there is another door, and a sword. If you don't want to stay in there long, focus on reaching for the sword, and inspect the other side of the door. If anything, the sword might be long enough to reach the harmonica and pull it towards you.
No. 1084793 ID: 2f41db

Okay slinky.
Good scouting.
You have an impressive sense of smell.
Is it possible what youre smelling thats familiar in the occupied room are your clothes. And possibly the box?

The bad smelling room looks like an abandoned kitchen.
looks like a pantry in there but may be another room.
Theres also a scimitar on the wall above the suspected pantry.
Theres also two potential escape routes.
Theres a possible chimney and a dumb waiter
While i dont think youll want to take them without the box being found, itd be worth scouting.

In the prison chambers i think i spotted a skeleton.
Unfortunate guy may be holding a harmonica. Small and portable as instruments go.

Careful if you do go into the water room. Not sure but the floor looks strewn with debris.
While youre streaking, it could lead to cuts on your feet.

If im going to pick a first stop, id say room one.
Go see if you can reach the harmonica.
He'll be fine with you borrowing it.
Skeletons are surprisingly chill like that.
No. 1084794 ID: 273c18

Oh that could be one, yeah. That should be our first priority, then. Changing my vote to door 1.
No. 1084799 ID: 7c55ad

one last thing, when you go into the prison room, there a little bit of a opening that you can peek through one of the cells being blocked by the cave in. Maybe peek in and see if there's anything of interest in there too.

>Is it possible what youre smelling thats familiar in the occupied room are your clothes. And possibly the box?

That be nice. though consider it could instead be the Okagou and Iruki who knocked out our new friend out before taking her here. We might need to go in that room if we can't find clothing and the box anywhere else later.
No. 1084804 ID: 7c55ad

Idea to reach the harmonica if you cant reach it:
use your sickle to hook and drag it to you
use your bag to try to drag it towards you
last resort if its even too far for your bag:
tie the sickle to one of the leather straps with the thread of string, and try to use that to drag the harmonica to you.

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No. 1084738 ID: 6c605b

Saving the boon is important. We do not need to play our hand yet. We need to fish for more information...
No. 1084749 ID: e2e905

Look, we aren't allowed to use violence, but does the THREAT of violence count? On a related note, is Ashedel quick and precise enough to destroy those crossbows and give them a good scare?
Disarming them doesn't count as killing them after all.
No. 1084752 ID: debc82


Letter of permit? You mean someone has enabled this atrocity?

We demand to see it (to know the name of Lollypop's enemy)!
No. 1084757 ID: d01d94

You gave them a chance, now flower these fools before they get itchy with the crossbows!
No. 1084800 ID: dd3fe0

Save the boon, we're still gathering info.

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1083314 No. 1083314 ID: 9ea24b hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]

Previous thread: https://questden.org/kusaba/quest/res/1077945.html
Short VN game in this setting: https://tippler.itch.io/march-time
Discussion: https://questden.org/kusaba/questdis/res/135483.html

Gore and violence warning. No onscreen sex. No chance based events.
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“I would like to ask you some questions about the night of Icher’s death.” I say. “Why did Flint have a metal box? Why were you upset when I declared my victory?”

“I am not mad.” I add, when Telarin presses her lips together. “I wish to be included on important plans, if it would aid the well-being of my citizens.”

“What if it didn’t? What would you do if you decided we were a threat to yourself and the city?” Telarin asks.
No. 1084756 ID: eb0a9c

"Hurt you. Because if you did risk the lives of the citizens for a paycheck, then I'm going to compound my anger for every day you don't tell me."
No. 1084763 ID: 273c18

Tell them they would be banished if they turned out to be a threat, and if they returned then you would have to fight them.
...do they think Icher didn't deserve to die? He was a spirit of War. Propagating war was his duty, his purpose. Any attempt at redemption would have been going against his very nature, and to defy the nature of spirits is to invite unknown disaster.
No. 1084768 ID: 01315c

"You would not ask me that question if you wanted to be a threat to myself or my citizens, Telarin. Are you in danger?"
No. 1084769 ID: 5ebd37

You would confront them and try to talk them out of it, but if it comes to it, the needs of the citizens come first.

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1084585 No. 1084585 ID: 681cb5 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]

Wiki and previous threads: https://questden.org/wiki/Scion_of_the_Old_Blood

“Gazhtur! That which watched from beyond the stars, I call upon Thee! Nazhir! The formless lurker from the gulf between thresholds, I summon Thee! Urk’og! A devourer of worlds, of realities, I welcome you! The seals have been broken! The gates have been thrown open! Come, and bless us with your presence, oh end of endings! ” – Bövel Kråkholme, the last sermon held on the edge of oblivion.
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As the catfish is about to put the deck of cards away, a final card falls from it, landing right on top of the cards already laying on the table. A red eye glares right through you as Judgment has come.

Ah, interesting. There is one final event, one final show. Reckoning has come and it is time for you to be judged for your deeds. Your actions across these days will come to fruition, and I can only hope you have done what needs to be done. Who will live and who will die? You cannot save them all, chérie, do remember that. The eye will see you… and decide your fate. May god have mercy on your soul.

But now, before we continue our story, do you have any questions, jacinthe des bois? Otherwise, feel free to wake up at any time, Belle. Whenever you are ready… to face the coming day.
No. 1084591 ID: 8f9bc4


Did you know the tarot deck is basically a poker deck with fancy illustrations? When they play poker, they discard all the major arcana except for "The Fool" who becomes "The Joker."
No. 1084750 ID: 27d959

Why me?
No. 1084753 ID: 1ab965

Anything more you can tell us about who to trust or how to save Chris?
Once all is said and done, will we be able to sleep soundly, if we survive?

I know it's just an altered Rider-Waite deck with added references, but I love the look of this deck.
No. 1084766 ID: 5ebd37

Can you tell us anything of the beast or it's lair?

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1083842 No. 1083842 ID: eb314c hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]

Eat magic. How hard could it be?
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No. 1084388 ID: 184595

The markets are a fine idea.

It will be best to practice interacting in this new guise before attempting anything mission-critical. Trying to requisition some basic adventuring supplies should be a reasonable trial of this body—waterskins and provisions, a walking stick, rope, that sort of miscellany. Thus equipped, the cover story of of aspiring adventurer will be all the more believable.
No. 1084389 ID: 5ebd37

You need coin before you can visit the bars, need to be able to buy folks drinks to ingratiate yourself with any potential adventuring parties.
No. 1084391 ID: 8a4559

How does magic work? Can we con some wizard into doing the hard work of collecting magic for us?
No. 1084393 ID: 2a82d3

Should you find anyone in here clad in holy armor, approach them immediately. It's a risk for an "evil" dragon, but think about it. People like that are always stumble onto cursed or evil artifacts on their adventures, and love to have somebody on hand to dismantle them. Just make sure they don't ask questions about how, make up whatever excuses you can, and resist the temptation to taste any holy artifacts.
No. 1084395 ID: 443b73

That's not a bad idea. They do need to be adventures so we should look for them in the bar instead of a temple.

I'm in agreement with this emerging plan o going for a diplomatic trial run in the marked followed by a visit to the River Bend.

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1082438 No. 1082438 ID: 2916f1 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]

A Sci-Fi Mystery Quest about Ethics, Loss and Finding Oneself

Thread 1: https://questden.org/kusaba/quest/res/1079873.html
Discussion Thread: https://questden.org/kusaba/questdis/res/141592.html
Wiki: https://questden.org/wiki/History_Unmade

You're trying to get used to this face of yours; to the artificiality of it, the familiarity and the sadness it invokes. You imagine it will take time. Your captors helpfully reinstalled the mirror above your sink but you're starting to understand why you might have taken it down in the first place. Before the amnesia.

With this face comes a name: Disquiet-247. Disq for short, you've decided. A familiar name, but devoid of context like so much in your life right now.

You still have so many questions. Shyama put his foot down though. Said you clearly needed a break. Maybe he's right. Maybe this is a good time to collect your thoughts.
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No. 1084296 ID: 600150

"Yeah, uh... I never said it was perfect amnesia. I guess workplace grievances are forever, huh? But yeah, semiconductors. Most are silicon and alloyed variants of it, I think?"

"Um, though given you're keyed into the world's technology... does the term 'nuclear weapons' mean anything to you?"

"Well, I think that's what the Apennine Cataclysm was caused by, which sounds absurd even to me because those weren't invented in my timeline until roughly two thousand years after the nonexistent cataclysm's date. But we also had an old adage along the lines of 'when you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.'"
No. 1084311 ID: 273c18

Do you remember who "they" are?
No. 1084329 ID: 8f9bc4

Do optical transistors ring a bell? You know about silicon semiconductors used as transistors, but those have hard limits to how small they can get because of electron tunnelling. Possibly molecular computing?
No. 1084733 ID: dd3fe0

There's a few computational options. Historically, the progression was electromechanical computing, then to vacuum tubes and relays, then transistors allowed for the integrated circuit and microprocessor, and then that got really really advanced as the silicon microelectronics advanced. That said, there's a pretty stark shielding and error correction requirement for anything beyond relatively simple microelectronics in space. Beyond that, a civilization could use a few paradigms: Quantum Computing is one, Photonic Computing is another. There's neuromorphic computing, aiming to mimic the brain's architecture rather than act as a traditional computer. And there's also molecular and DNA computing, using the properties of molecules and DNA strands to perform massively parallel computations.
No. 1084744 ID: 8a4559

What do you know about computers? Here's a great opportunity to jog your memory.

It'd be interesting to open up a (unimportant) piece of tech and see what you recognize.

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1082760 No. 1082760 ID: c4cfd0 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]

((I will be borrowing some artwork from Thief 2014, and other games in the franchise, such as the one used for this post. I will credit art where able. This quest uses a mishmash of Blades in the Dark and the setting of CATastrophe. It borrows names and ideas from various media sources, including, but not limited to: Black Lagoon (anime), Final Fantasy X, various crime dramas, the Thief franchise, and more.))

An Pur. One of the largest cities floating out there. A veritable metropolis of the sea. On the surface, it's just another safe haven, bigger than most, but still just a place where folks gather and party. Their little slice of heaven. Sure it takes a lot to keep the place running, enough that there's even formal schools, universities, and a huge demand for skilled labor, but it's safe harbor in uncertain seas, home, some might even call it heaven.
You can live there a lifetime and not see everything.

And the cats up top like it that way.
It keeps people from asking questions, like "what's down that alleyway?" "What's that smell outside the cannery?" "Why does everyone in that office have a knife?"
For those who know where to look, An Pur isn't heaven. It's hell. A honeytrap. An Pur is history rhyming, the mistakes of the past reiterated. Nobody pays attention to the faded letters. Nobody reads between the lines. Not if they want to keep their beautiful illusions alive.

Welcome to the dark side of An Pur. Once you've seen it, you can't leave it. Even if you make it to the top, it'll cling to you, like bad cologne.


You all got tangled up in this in your own ways. Caught too much attention from the wrong 'benefactor', made a sale to the wrong guy, racked up the wrong debt. Maybe the only thing in common was that one word. "Wrong."
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Character sheets: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1e0UqVZ9Vh_-o_ao08IkM_FsYam5-xjzncgfhiI_6oFA

"Yes, thank you, we're all very impressed with how much more hardcore you are than the university's accounts receivable department. Nice attention to detail on the bodies - smells almost exactly like the real thing," says Rock, who's wrangled far too many medical cadavers as part of teaching assistant duties.
"So, does this mean Hotel Blue is willing to allow the Tinsnips to throw the proposed glitter party in the D'Nyanzelo Brothers warehouse on fourth street? Assuming we clean up after ourselves, and the maitre'd gets paid on time and in full, of course."
No. 1083275 ID: 965bce

>It then concludes with a sardonic, "Welcome to An Pur, newbloods."
"Lived here my whole life, drama queens" Specs mutters under her breath, awkwardly twisting herself to work the kinks out.
No. 1083278 ID: 3f01d5

Upon hearing her compatriots antagonize the gangsters whose good graces they're operating under, Costello lets out a low growl.

"Business over dinner. Not over riverbed. Talk shop at nicer venue."

So, we need to figure out how many dice we roll, what the position is, and what the effect level is. DM can set position and effect level- by first guess is "Risky" and "Standard" but you have the most insight into the goons motivations/orders and how well that aligns with us. We're trying to score, and we're going to make a Social plan to do so- >>1082763 throwing a party to rub elbows.

action roll
1. The player states their goal for the action.
2. The player chooses the action rating that matches what their character is doing in the fiction.
3. The GM sets the position for the roll.
4. The GM sets the effect level for the action.
5. Add bonus dice.
6. The player rolls the dice and we judge the result.

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No. 1084742 ID: aef6e4

rolled 4, 5, 2, 2, 5 = 18

>For action rating, this seems like Consort, Command, or Sway. Not really confident on which.
No, if this is an engagement roll for the start of a heist: https://bladesinthedark.com/planning-engagement
>The engagement roll is a fortune roll, starting with 1d for sheer luck. Modify the dice pool for any major advantages or disadvantages that apply.
I'll just roll more dice than we're likely to need, and then we can figure out how many of them are relevant.

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Clark IV, a world under fire.

The Interstellar Transit Authority currently holds the planet under martial law. The planet has seen a turbulent past century, guerilla fighters have been holding it hard and there has been no progress in taking hold.

Mercenary companies have been brought in to step in as a force multiplier, but they are beholden to no one but whoever pays the most.

Corporate entities have also begun to set their eyes on the planet below.

It is hell.
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No. 1084462 ID: eb0a9c

"Work went well. But how brainwashed are the royalists? I managed to utterly crush one by simply threatening to ass-rape the princess when I got my hands on her (as if that will ever happen), and he just mindlessly charged without using any of his guns until I cherry-tapped him to death."
No. 1084489 ID: c572e3

Ask about this royalist faction/monarchy, seeing as this is the first time we've dealt with them.
No. 1084700 ID: ed041d
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:BartenderMech: Oh, that's an ITA bean counter, apparently his name is Seamus, and his job is to keep track of the Corporate Interests here. ITA may be largely free of Corporate influence but it still takes corporate taxes. And the suits are allowed here, Union-U serves

:BartenderMech: Ah the Dunarians. The original colonists of this planet a few centuries ago, they settled this world and got started on Terraforming. It didn't take and things went to shit, they've been trying by the gods they've been trying but it never worked.

:BartenderMech: But about 50 years ago they found a cache of alien technology buried deep beneath the surface, and have been unearthing every single piece they can get their hands on. Even outright declared war and said they'd conquer the stars in revenge.

:BartenderMech: So the ITA steps in and starts this whole damn war that we're going in. As soon as word of the Alien Tech got out, naturally your corporate overlords wanted a piece of the pie. As for what they're like, well it was a mess but this Monarchy got started about a hundred years ago and... people changed. You know how if you ask 15 people a different question you'll get maybe 3 opinions on something? Here if you ask 100 people different
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No. 1084729 ID: eb0a9c

This just screams 'alien tech brainwashing'. You're worried about that falling into the corporations' hands; they wouldn't be able to resist using it on each other until the whole corporate sector brainwashes itself into believing its purpose is to torture babies.
No. 1084731 ID: 5ebd37

That's a nice hand prosthesis, ask where he got it and if they do tails too.

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Unofficial Discussion thread - https://questden.org/kusaba/questdis/res/129715.html
Wiki - https://questden.org/wiki/The_Family_Business
Family Tradition Chapter 1 - https://questden.org/kusaba/questarch/res/372338.html

"Pushing the speech forward? You know I just gave one like right before you invaded right? People are going to start getting ideas. Conspiracy nuts will be coming after me. After you for this."

"We anticipate zis. In fact, we are 'oping for it. Ze sooner we identify problem cases in your city, ze sooner we can form plans that isolate zem from ze populace with minimal damage."
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No. 1081821 ID: eb0a9c

>for some damn reason both she and Vidi fight to be closer to me. I can't fathom why
Literal brain damage from mind control side-effects, forcing her to be attracted to you. Another thing to confront the cult over.

Vidi may be sociopathic, but deep down there's a girl who knows she should be getting parental affection and always gets everything but that. So she's latching on to you.

At the end of the day, you're still a high-ranking officer of the Empire and the Hegemony will gladly do some 'decommissioning' themselves if you hand yourself over for 'asylum' and not defection. These cult bastards had months to plan a contingency in case you simply up and fled, so you can't boat back to the capital either.

If any of your party members want to chance it on a spare ship or retreat with Anders (Nunnette in particular), now's the time.
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These boats aren't equipped to get anywhere near anything the Hegemony holds. Not that it helps me. I'm a governor in name only. Hells even that was just given to me as a cover. And the island I was supposed to oversee is burning.

None of it matters though. Those things, the fuckers that orchestrated my birth, that followed my mother everywhere she went, that tried to kill me or convert me? All of them. They got me involved in something I don't want to be involved in. And now they have my mother. I need to find her.

...I feel terrible. Not emotionally. Like
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"I take zis is your first time on a boat?"
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:nusergei:"Thanks gods I'm off that thing."

"You should be thankful you are an 'eavy sleeper."

"And how the hell'd you puke on my shirt? You didn't even eat anything!"

"Where is zis anyway?"

"Port Ho Kyon. Just about everything we get on the island comes from this city. It's easily one of the biggest cities in the mainland. Not just because it is important for our home. But because it's a hub that trades with the rest of the continent."

:nusergei:"...what Jenwin said."

"It's about as neutral an Imperial city will be to Hegemony agents. They'll probably keep you for a brief interrogation and let the rest of you go...should be about ten years, give or take a month."


"Why do you care? You're Rezan."

"Anders is not! Zey do not deserve to be locked away for so long!"
No. 1084559 ID: eb0a9c

Ask if the interrogation period is meant to be an indirect punishment based on the wild differences in age demographics between competing nations, or if the bureaucracy really is that messed up.

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chapter 1 https://tgchan.org/kusaba/quest/res/757996.html
chapter 2 https://tgchan.org/kusaba/quest/res/777113.html
Discussion thread https://tgchan.org/kusaba/questdis/res/107070.htm
Chapter 4 https://tgchan.org/kusaba/quest/res/929115.html
Draw thread, where you can ask me to draw certain things

wiki https://tgchan.org/wiki/Root_and_Branches
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No. 1083469 ID: d5d12c

Inner thoughts: Interesting. But not enough.
*Corax writes down Gates Triumphant as an accomplice*

It is possible we have someone assuming his identity, or perhaps this was given to her before he lapsed into a coma.

*Turns back to the doctor*
How did you know I would be there? The only reason I was there at all was because I had been injured from DeRvan?

Inner thoughts: And come to think of it...
And when you met with Triumphant, was he in possession of all his natural limbs? Or did they look like black and red claws?
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No. 1083967 ID: 8a09d5

Thank you for your contribution to this team, Count Murdusa. It seems I must take me leave, duty calls.

*Turns to the doctor* Keep the rest of your confession in mind, doctor. And I want you to keep in mind, that I am also keeping your confession in mind.

*Turns to Peregrine and leaves with Peregrine and the hookah head without another word*
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No. 1084711 ID: 738217

Inner thoughts: No... Damn it all!

Based on what other observations have you noticed this? If I am to investigate this further I must have other things I can compare him to. Better yet, if we are to test this, pull his file. Any events that he as experienced or accomplished, if he has been compromised then we will have a better frame of reference to go on.

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In autumn the leaves dances over the lake. Their green, red and golden hues reflecting onto the water’s surface, as the wind carries them across. Across to other places. Other worlds. At times, you wish you were nothing but a leaf, dancing in the wind… and leaving all this behind.
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No. 1083735 ID: 5ebd37

People respect the position, but they don't know the man. Bill doesn't care about the treewalker stuff, so he can Theo for who he really is and not a some romanticized ideal.

oooh, Bill~ He wants you to wash his back? In the same tub? Sounds like someone's trying to flirt with you~
No. 1083787 ID: a785dd

Do not punch Theo.

Enjoy having him wash your back, you deserve to relax.
No. 1083790 ID: 1ab965

>not like you have anything I haven’t seen already.
Theo may have a point, but consent is still important... The answer being yes, in part because he calls you Bill, instead of Monster, but the thought still stands. Should be clear enough that it has been a while, based on your comment. And while the Mommy comment might not be aimed at him, you seem more the Daddy between the two of you... Though it seems he has been called Daddy far more often than you have.

Ask if the memento around his neck has a story, or if that's off limits.
No. 1084467 ID: 15a025

If you're enjoying it and feel comfortable with him washing your back, go for it.
No. 1084580 ID: d512e5

Let him get you cleaned up.

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((Previous Chapter: https://questden.org/kusaba/questarch/res/1039664.html ))
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No. 1084540 ID: 47c854

((Just have to keep that one reversed... So archivist spoke with [SAMIRA] from the first thread!)) Perhaps we could turn sideways? One [eye] on [archivist] himself, one [eye] on the SDV? Or perhaps [a555ex] stays focused on archivist while we [talkingheads] deal with the SDV?
No. 1084561 ID: b2df52

I'm afraid I have bad news for you all.
I fear [Archivist] may be able to access this channel. The malware reacted when I tried to enter the password in this channel and now it would appear [Archivist] is able to use it while in the darkness
I also now realize going back through the logs that the message we initially got included this text aswell

((You've got some of it right but you're missing other parts))
To [Archivist]:
Before we get into any of that however we would like to request for some documents related to a ‘Unit Salvage’ [1022115]
Reason(s): No Evil, Rule 2.
No. 1084569 ID: a8591e

Decent deductions but incomplete. Was confirmed earlier that the malware sends nothing. So, while the malware has access, we should be private from [archivist] himself.
No. 1084571 ID: 273c18

((Strikethrough is for communicating with our boss, "Agent". If you were addressing me, I don't know what you mean since I didn't say the malware was communicating directly with Archivist. It is reacting to what Archivist is doing, and I also feel as though Archivist can see it, and the presence of the three keys, though that is irrelevant right now.))
No. 1084574 ID: b3eab7

Is our [Talkingheads] drone still up and about? Now would be the right moment to have an extra [pair of eyes] trained on the [Archivist] at all times...

Alternately, this time it could be the distraction. Like, hover dangerously close to some device and ask what this button does...

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A sequel to the Behind Bars series
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No. 1084507 ID: 7c55ad

Well, you have mentioned wanting to go on a smoke break the past threads, and tried to reach for your lighter when it was missing. When did you say you were quiting smoking? if it was after the incident at the bar, are you keeping up with it? might want to tell her the truth.
No. 1084508 ID: ab46e9

Not bad, but not great. Keep imagining I've got a pack in my pocket and wanting to reach for them. It’s not as horrible as some of the withdrawal horror stories I've read, but aside from that I've gotten the shakes once or twice. Just...one of those day by day things.
No. 1084519 ID: eb0a9c

You want even more sex.
No. 1084520 ID: 15a025

This is not that kind of quest. If you’re looking for that kind of content, please go check out the other quests on the site that do allow or encourage it.
No. 1084545 ID: d512e5

It sucks, but something about the difficulty is weirdly making it more easy to quit? Like, 'screw this, I am NOT letting it beat me' kind of thing?

Admittedly it could have come at a better time, but there's no good time, at least.

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No. 1083276 ID: 2f41db

>how does she look?

Doelightful as ever.
Im glad to have back the secretary we'd grown fawned of.
No. 1083277 ID: e51896

Indeed, the secretary is such a dear. I bet a buck we will always caribout her

Just because she's no longer an otter doesn't mean she can escape the puns!
No. 1083279 ID: 8f9bc4


This world has no need for your elk!
No. 1083280 ID: 75b262

Back up the file!
No. 1084523 ID: 7c55ad

I think we mean, buck up the file

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Early autumn is pleasant in Cedar Ridge. Summer's hottest days are behind you and the shade of the Douglas fir trees that blanket the town keep the underbrush cool.

North of the lake that divides the town are sets of woods. Interrupted only by mud roads and storm drains that rarely see use outside of the rainy season. This grove is only a mile from the town's one high school. Frequented by teens and alcoholics alike for bonfire parties that leaves the smell of ash in the air. This far east into Oregon the breeze is warm and sluggish, trapped in by mountain ranges.

From where you stand you can hear when the occasional truck passes through Cedar Ridge's main road. Barely. It helps you keep your facing when you're unsure which way is home.

You are in the north in the outskirts of town.
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No. 1084486 ID: 273c18

Do it like a ballet dancer.
No. 1084487 ID: 2f41db

First give mrs nora your brightest smile and show her your new ring.

Then its time to see if it buffs your leaping skill.
No. 1084488 ID: eb0a9c

Tell Miss Nora you'll climb down instead of leaping if she stares at your tits.
No. 1084495 ID: 8f9bc4

You don't want to marry the bird? That's not very crowmantic of you.
No. 1084518 ID: b8d5aa

>It's probably a good idea not to piss her off if you're hiding from the police.

> How do we want to make this trivial jump?

If she noticed you, give her a cheerful smile and wave. If she didn't, try to avoid getting her attention.

Take a running jump, vault off the ledge, and don't try to do a flip (that would be stupid) but do flex your arms in midair, posing for the briefest moment like a cool Amazon.

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NSFW for nudity and possible casual lewds
Chapter 1: https://questden.org/kusaba/quest/res/823974.html
Chapter 2: https://questden.org/kusaba/quest/res/1059064.html
Wiki: https://questden.org/wiki/Calliope
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I step up to his office door. I can see his silhouette swiveling in his chair. I snort out my nostrils. I haven't made a pitch in forever. I've written one episode for a television series--which was cancelled before mine aired.

You can do this, Marlene.



What the fuck do I say?
• Am I gonna make some demands?
• Would I put on a fake smile and act like nothing happened?
• I should obviously set things straight that I’m taken.
• Oh right, I should try to pitch this script too. But how?
• Do I try to remain somewhat independent if it works?
• What exactly did he want me back for? He clearly sees something in me.
No. 1084364 ID: f7d131

Greet him with a droopy tone, somewhat serious but not too much.

Tell him you came to present the expanded script, how you got ahold ofit, and how you hope to get it further reviewed.

After that, talle about what happenef, how you used to have a thing for Nico, but now have a boyfriend, and feel embarassed about the situation.

Tell him you don't hate him for what happened, but you are not looking to be un a relationship with him, and for that matter, that you are still unsure about whether you will stay in contact after handing the script, given that you still wish to live an independent life. It all depends on how the script is recieved, sadly.
No. 1084366 ID: eb0a9c

Your main selling point is that this script is one of the few that you truly believe could be forged into a blockbuster that could sell for hundreds of millions - and since the original author is dead, they're free to unleash their creative licenses over it, and won't need to worry about empowering a new threat to the company, as long as they pay royalties to the author's family.
You just don't want it to be burned up or thrown in a filing cabinet. Beyond that, it's the studio's decision on where they want to take it.
No. 1084377 ID: 8f9bc4


Don't sell it too hard. You don't want someone else swooping in with dollar signs in their eyes taking you out of the picture so they can claim it for their own. Just tell him you found a decent script, and you feel like you could do a good job finishing it, might help you break out of the creative rut you've been in. Then kiss hi tell him about how sweet Seb is, and you're so lucky to have him, and apologize for giving Nico the wrong idea back there. (It's not entirely your fault, but he seems the type to appreciate an apology, more than an accusation.)
No. 1084469 ID: 15a025

Try and stick with the independent route. Pitch it and explain the situation with the author. You'd like to ghost write and finish it up. Then collaborate with Silenus to get it on the big screen.

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