As we join the party for this round of tomfoolery, Infernius is residing comfortably in the Tower. Tay is also, despite a rebuke from Thez, and likewise Torcuil is resting comfortably.
On other fronts, several of Trump's Generals have been burned alive by acid, while others feebly attempt to fend off a dragon with their bows. Trump and Tracy speed in to aid the scenario, while Fae attempts to direct combat and help PCs and NPCs alike to live another day.
Welcome back to the Game, we're in the middle of murder so please don't mind my lack of descriptions/invitations, lets continue shall we?
How many rounds until melee range?
Tracy is still charging, preparing a ride-by sneak attack on the dragon's wing.
If you have the ride-by feat, attack it's wing. If not, shoot it after she charges by it.
Ride by? And why the wings when the neck exists?
Would I still be able to do a full round?
Oh? Thread?>>27907 →
IDFK at this point, where do you want him (aside from Troll/dragon-fight)>>27912 →
I am kinda sad. I hit the overboard button and seen the nuts and smoked I thought it was a recipie for cooked nuts.
Get in Melee range. Vanderiem does more than twice as much damage as s long now, and I get attack bonuses for him I don't with longbow. He's an awesome weapon, and the bow is not even remotely close to an equal
official Aryanne thread.
I guess he'll still be at the Tower.
I mean he never left.
A dragon's wing is it's most vulnerable spot. Her sword isn't doing shit on it's neck.
Also, I hope to prevent it from flying up and covering the whole forest in acid.>>27919
That's what the Ride-by attack is for.
your welcome to stay and have a good time killing dragons and stuff.
Alright... I won't have him whistle.
Readies attack with Vanderiem and also has the shield drawn. Smite Evil on first two blows
You have bite and flaming hooves attack with high strength and everything. Use that
Thats some funny shit, esp in context.>>27925
Bite w/ fly-by attack is not the best idea
When can we make our attacks?
What about hooves? If she uses both simultaneously, would they both be sneak attacks?
[8d20 = 74]>>27927
You're right, sorry. I took a moment to fun-post
Dice is the most recent volley of arrows. As they fly, the area around the Generals is magically darkened, and at the same time the dragon retreats into the safety of the bog. It is at this point that Tracy and Trump come onto scene, unable to engage but still undetected and at elevation.
[1d20 = 5]>>27929
Spot to pursue dragon
No worries, that was the damage roll for the arrows
You won't see it. Even Tracy can't see through that. Black Dragons are masters of stealth: he could've already dragged away the bodies by now...
Fail. Its a particularly murky bog, and one that has been multi-corrupted (per ability) so to be most rank, most stank, and most,... foul (I couldn't think of another word that rhymed).
Reveal self to the group, tell them to gather the dead, and point me to the wounded. And proceed onwards
There's still a dragon. He could attack again at any time.
Of course. To the troll encampment. Do you think we'd go home empty handed?
Then be ready to fight a dragon at any time
You don't want to try and talk to the Dragon first? For all we know, he could be preparing to collapse a cavern under the trail, and catch all the soldiers in a muddy pitfall.
or maybe send a soldier for backup?
It's a fucking black dragon. There is no talking to it. It's a sadistic creature by nature. Just attack it if gives you the opportunity
A very shrewd analysis, but improbable given the terrain>>27939
So "Fall back and raid the Trolls" is your command?
He'll die. This thing has holes all over it can attack from.
Wait, I'm confused. Who is who?
Proceed to Troll encampment is the command. Collect dead first
If Tracy can talk to the dragon though she's welcome
Blood-red is Infernius, Dark-red is Trump, orange-ish is ???, GM is bright, ur moss-green
We have none to give them
trump change my flag so im easier to tell apart from you guys.
Meant to delet that.
Anyway, it couldn't hurt to find out its intentions. If it's just hunting, it might just swim off, but if it's looking to prevent anyone from finding its territory, that's a lot more to worry about.
Falling back (in context) results in a scattering of the Trolls. They weren't really a threat to begin with (most of their males died in the last excursion anyhow), so they're in emergency/damage-control mode anyhow. Doing so gives breadth from the dragon tho.
Proceed forward. Destroy the encampment and kill all trolls. Escort soldiers. Direct attack dragon if it attacks us.
do my psionic powers let me detect the disturbance in the force?
Youll detect Trumpaladin when he comes back. He'll be running towards you hysterically
this is why i don't trust restaurants.
I've said it twice already, but I will say it again:
No man is left behind, not living, wounded or dead
Hell, Trumpaladin says that to the men and Fae
>>27957>mfw I'm cooking for people atm
I have ~5 minutes before I have to go again, but it's going to be longer after that...
See you soon>waits for anything
>>27963Can you make some Fear Scrolls?
I g2g again...
Yeah, I'm gonna have to make food soon too.
I would make food but I think my mom through away my cooking pot the last time she was here
well shit i guess ill go get some mcdonalds.
I can try>>27966
Ha, already ate now I don't need to leave
Don't act like I'm crossing the ocean, I'll be done in like 10 minutes
Last night only took a while cuz I was barbeque-ing and ran out of propane and hadda switch to the oven to finish
Well fuck, he went across the ocean. We'll never see him again
Back, rdy 2 go but waiting a bit 4 Tracy
I'm still doing shit, but I can play here and there.
So as I see it there are a few ways to proceed on this:
Have Tracy go ethereal to look in the water and ground for the hiding spot of the dragon
After everyone else is in the non-bog area, come back on Fae and hope the dragon attacks
Do the same as above but on Tracy, making loud noises to get the dragon to attack
Black dragons aren't fish: they know better than to take that kind of bait. Also, it can spray us from hiding.
If you want it to expose itself, you're going to need something irresistible.
Like troll corpses while remaining ethereal? What are your suggestions?
If Tracy wants to offer the dragon a large stock of gold coins for safe passage back through the swamp, she is welcome to do so
I imagine it would eat that, but you need something to get it to expose itself. They're more clever than the average hoo-man.
Maybe try saying something? At least distract it long enough for the soldiers to get away. What's your Diplomacy level?>>27978
That could easily work, but it might want proof.
I still have an Acid-resistance potion on me I recieved from Tracy before the Kefka fight
Tracy has a large stock of gold coins? Oh yeah, Tracy DOES have a large stock of,....>>27980
That'd be QUITE useful desu
Diplomacy is +29>for the soldiers to get away
This isn't about the best way to cut and run
has trump made iy back to the tower yet?
>>27981>Violated the NAP and didn't bring enough shekels for the toll booth
What's your plan then?
You say that, but you've got 16 hit-dice. Deaths (even reverseable ones) can have an impact on morale,....
It could have a legit impact on Leadership if you lead them to their dooms.
Best to protect the troupe first.
Newp, he brought some troll-hunters to a dragon-fightGet it? Like, bringing a knife to a gunfight?
Well, the path back is covered in acid AND has a dragon watching it.
Wut do? is there another way back to the Port? (he might be watching that too though)
do i sense that anything is wrong or out of place?
>>27987>>27986>>27985>>27984>impact on morale
Do you honestly believe I do not know that?
The plan is escort the troops to the other side away from the bog, have them kill the trolls, then come back and figure out how to get the Dragon to fight us
Peace With Honor
Fly high, look for alternative routes around
[1d20 = 18]>>27990
Who's going to carry the bodies?>>27991
Fly up while Ethereal until out of Acid Range.
Search Check for alternate paths.
No. Do not go ethereal around the soldiers. The dragon will notice and attack again. It will not attack now if it knows we are there. Escort the troops forward along the known route
Fae, Tracy, anyone
[1d20 = 12]>>27993>It will not attack now if it knows we are there.
That's a big assumption. It'll suck if her legs get melted off.>Do not go ethereal around the soldiers
The troops are falling back toward the Troll encampment>>27995>no ethereal
No bully, but that one confuses me too
>>27995>why not go ethereal
Black dragons are cowards. They are more likely to attack 10 soldiers with no paladin and cauchemar than 10 soldiers with a paladin and cauchemar. The only way to go is forward, and we'll look for ways around the swamp when the are out of range of the big, where the dragon is at the moment. Stay next to the bog so the dragon knows we are on it
Have them attack the trolls. Fae should attack as well, hunting down any that try to run off
[1d20+5 = 16]>>27997>cowards>thinking it gives a shit about a hoo-man on a flaming hoers
They're also cruel. They'll torture anything they're powerful enough to harm easily.>go deeper into the swamp
"Whatever you say, Flashy."
Spot check for signs of where skullface will pop-out next.
[1d20 = 19]
Search check for safer paths through the forest
Also, ignore the Trolls. They probably scrambled when they heard the Dragon.
Well hopefully it thinks we're weak enough to harm easily
NO. We're not quiting this empty handed. Never. Never.
Didn't we determine that the Troll civilization was nearly kill anyway?
That's not what we're telling the people when we get back. We're killing all of the trolls and bringing back souvenirs. If at all possible, we're killing the dragon too. Then resurrecting dead soldiers in the entertron.
>>28005>That's not what we're telling the people when we get back
Why? Tell them we finished them off.
So, what's the plan? Burn what's left of the troll camp and then find a way to bring the soldiers back?
How many bodies were recovered?
fuck you, your not killing that nigger dragon without me.
Because five soldiers died on this mission. To say that it was unnecessary, and to go back with nothing, is a slight to honor that is worse than death. No. Never. The remaining trolls must be killed, and the dragon must be at least swiped at.
Sorry, on spooder-patrol for a few
>>28012>rev up those flame throwers
I can't link posts any more because phone is wired
Tracy's faggot: the plan is to kill all of the trolls, burn their encampment, and then look for a way to lure out the dragon or go back into its lair.
Hopefully all bodies were recovered at least in part
nigger what did i just say?
The only way I can think to involve Inferius is to send out a pigeon to the tower requesting help to kill a Black Dragon in the swamps southwest of Port Barry
At least it isn't a cockroach
man i fuggin hate roaches.
She's useful in tracking. I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to switch over to riding her in a minute
Where do you wanna put the bodies while you're burning down the troll camp?
send a pigeon this way then i guess.
Tracy loves taking human remains and putting them in her bag, except when there's actually a reason to do it?
If that won't work, set them down on the ground away from the dragon's bog and get them after the trolls are kill
Creepy black spooders r bad
Also I warn, 'my' movie won movie night, so I'll be distracted during
Trumpaladin needs to make up for the embarrassment or die in the process. Tracy values nothing above not dying. This conflict of interests makes the necessary cooperation impossible >>28022
"Prepare many acid resistance potions. Bring gold coins. Be careful not to scare dragon as it hides well"
I'm dun tho
Fire in the booth
ill bring torc.
howard the duck was supposed to win!
You want to put the hummans in the bag covered in acid with all those sharp objects?
Sure.. She'll do it.
Oh well shit. If the whole party is invited, it won't be but a thing. Its only a young-adult>>28030
Get fucked you heathenous bastard Xp
Don't make me regret this
"torculi what this note say?"
>>28032>Its only a young-adult
Could try to make a deal, desu. He'll probably back down at a major threat.
No, I don't want the whole party
Tracy, just go attack the dragon
>make a deal with the dragon
The deal is we kill it, and take its corpse and treasure
[1d20+5 = 21]>>28037>doesn't know where it is
Tracy furtively and carefully wanders around the bog, looking for signs of the Dragon.
"Hey, Skullface! Get out here!"
Rolling to Spot
[1d20+5 = 10]
Rolling Listen too
Swallows acid resistance potion
At current, the Generals have fallen back to the Troll-camp position, while the Trolls themselves have fled the hoomans.
The dragon is still in the bog, either waiting or biding its time, while Tracy/Trump and Fae swoop around gathering visual intel (which isn't really anything, cuz black dragons breathe water).>>28043
Why do I get the impression that that preceeds
a significant action?
Tracy is looking for it, taunting it to show itself/talk. while Trumpaladin tracks down the Trolls on Fae.
"Damn it, we need to make some acid resistance potions"
I wasn't, buys that's a good idea
Too right, it was a resistance spell (same as potion) that allowed Thez to survive Lenos' breath weapon, otherwise she'd have been goo (which, she still would have reconstituted from, but it would have taken months,... ask me how I know that)
I had intended Trumpaladin to still be onTracy in the big while Fae is tracking down and killing Troll children, but... I don't know
If Trumpaladin is riding Tracy:>"Go ethereal and go inside of the bog, or I will jump off of you and go in the bog myself to find him"
Did Skullface respond at all?>>28049>ask me how
Will that sidetrack the gameplay?
golly gee gm how would you ever know that?
No. Have you ever been under water while ppl were talking outside? You can hear that. Dragons have 10x hearing (per the book). It knows you're there (though not who or what you are).>>28051>>28052
Because I've crunched the numbers, more than once.
>>28046>"tell you what Tracy, you tell this dragon we'll give it 40,000 gold sheckels to let all of us by, and you produce whatever you have, or I will do it"
"torc how long the potions take?"
"should me go on ahead?"
"trump and tracy might be in trouble."
[1d20+1 = 9]>>28053
"HEY, SKULLFACE!!! I know you're down there, bitch! Let's have a word!"
Roll for Diplomacy >>28054>'I don't have any bits on me. Give me a bit to get him to come out..."
>>28059>are you me? with that roll it seems like it.
1 day per spell and caster level (I.e. 4 days for a 4th level spell at 4th caster level, or 4 days for a 2nd level spell at 6th caster level; spell level can't exceed required caster level for spell, etc.)
*considers swallowing the alcohol flask now*
can he cast acid shield?
>>28059>"pretend like he's me, and LIE TO HIM. I'd really rather not do it myself because Paladin's code and all, but if you cannot bluff, then I will do it"
Uhm, which one now? I'm not finding that spell
>>28064>'I'm a cohort: I can't lie either, ifyou know about it. Give me a minute or two to talk to talk to him, and prepare one of your speeches.'
a spell that protects from acid damage.
[1d20 = 14]
Trumpaladin now tries diplomacy
"Mr. Dragon, we were just looking to pass through around this bog, we meant no harm. Surely we can work out an arrangement"
There's Protection from Energy, and Resist Energy.
The one provides 12 points/caster-lever of damage resistance for a single strike, and the other provides 10dmg/round resistance (up to 20 at 7th level and 30 at 11th) for 10 min/level
I once unironically stopped a gator from catching me by booping it on the nose. This'll be fun if it works.
ok good since torculi is afk i grab him and call
out uatchit "thez our family is in trouble."
"For real? Not just bullshit drama?">>28070
For real? That's fukkin awesome!
*when he says this thez can sense some of old infernuis*
>>28070florida man strikes again.
Is there any response to either Tracy's attempt at diplomacy or mine?
"You're discarded my gifts. Why?"
Of course not, its a native dragon. Do you expect to be invited for tea? Its looking to survive and eat.
What about opportunities to make a load of money?
"thez i want to have a long conversation but we do not have the time. ill give you the quick version i was angry sad and hurt that you didnt want my child, and i wish i hadent been that way please forgive me i love you."
Try it. Try it. Try it. TRY IT!
Yes, try it, dragons love money
Think of it this way, he's a young dragon, of a species that loves metal coins, his only assets are his estate and whatever treasure lies beneath the bog. Since he's young, he probably wants nothing more than to have his own, personal hoard of metal coins. What if, just what if, he were taught a lesson on how to make money off of his equity, in the developing world?
"Oh so now you wanna talk? Well that's good, 'cuz I've got plenty to say you,... fuck it, lets just handle business for now."
Jesus Christ. Just tell the dragon you want to pay it 40,000 shekels for safe passage back
"we bring lennos?"
So here's the thing. He's a young adult, who semi-recently inherited a somewhat large estate, but he hasn't really used it for anything except hunting, because he lives in medieval times. Black dragons aren't ambitious as Reds or Blues, but they're incredibly opportunistic, they're known to ask hoomans for hidden treasure hoards before killing them; so we could have some fun here if he's willing to listen.
Since he's not that old and not that big, his treasure hoard is mediocre at best. He probably dreams of having his own underwater cavern full of gold, but it'll take him a century to acquire that much through theft alone.
What if, just what if, he could be convinced to fully exploit his property and develop his swamp into a local range/resort? It only stinks because he's been corrupting the water with his magic, but could be very attractive to travelers who visit the port from afar if developed properly, being so close to the local Football field. With modern knowledge or real-estate practice, he could potentially make more money than he could ever dream of through medieval means.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar-a-Lago
It'd require a good Diplomacy check though, with an exceptionally professional deal-maker.>>28086If all else fails, we could just sneak the wounded soldiers out while he's distracted thinking about modern business practices.
(not for the obvious reason either, Lenos is part Black Dragon)
"okay lets go gilly <3"
*lovey dovey eyes*
"have i ever said that your cute when you are mad."
"Well I guess you know,... nevermind, lets just go," arms crossed, angry-face.
To Tracy, through the empathic link. He seems hysterical, like about to break down
>"Jesus tap dancing Christ. You had no difficulty lying to me about the horses. You had no difficulty lying to me about the cores. You're a fucking rogue with "bluff" as a special talent. But now, NOW, the first time in the several months here that lying is a useful skill, you refuse to do it. What the hell is wrong with you? Do it, or I will
>"And the ethereal ness. What the hell? For months you've been like "oh I can go ethereal inside of an enemy's body and shit." Now we ask you to go ethereal into water - water! - to try to find the dragon and let us attack it underwater, and you refuse? What the hell
>"Either this dragon dies tonight or I do. I'm jumping into the water if you don't do anything to go after that dragon"
Well, its better than the whore being gone and Darth Infernius trying to kill Torc...
Anyway, sorry bout disappearing
you better not saying anything like that in char m8. lets you piss off darth infernuis again.
Se's already done all of that. She's watching the water for signs from the dragons movements atm.
That stuff was just a meme-tier, non-canon idea about a business proposal that would be hilarious if it actually worked. The objective is to distract the dragon long enough to sneak the wounded through, and buy time for the others to arrive.
"okay. we taking your ride or mine?"
Tay didn't die. Thez just scarred her off for a bit, and her player got tired.
i mean that business idea was pretty good.
Well I know that.
Can Torc cast Acid Resistance?
I have a terrible idea...
>>28094>oh I can go ethereal inside of an enemy's body and shit
She never said that; those were my ideas. I put all character dialogue in quotes.
Trumpaladin Jumps off of Tracy and into the water
That doesn't change the fact that you could go ethereal and sneak attack the dragon underwater with your dark vision. I do not understand why you refuse to do it
*is over water*>'What in tartarus are you doing? He eat you! Wait until he comes up.'
"I let her have some
fun, but she got too close to mine
>>28105>"THEN FUCKING OFFER HIM GOLD YOU WIRTHLESS CUNT"
>>28104>dark vision in magically-corrupted bog-water>Ethereal movement underwater
Her powers aren't that hax, m8.>>28108>'He hasn't responded to anything yet. Why don't you try and taunt him out yourself then?'
*gets behind in preparation to drag husband out of bog, at the sight of a lunging dragon*
GM, can Torc talk to Troll?
I have a plane that will fail
"LET ME MAKE YOU A DEAL NIGGER DRAGON! I GOT 50,000 SHEKELS RECOVERED LOOT WAITING FOR YOU, AND ITS ALL YOURS IF YOU KILL ME FIRST!"
we dont have time.
Also, torc needs two plain rings for enchanting
"Fine, I'll ride back-seat, but don't think you're off the hook. e_e"
GM, has this dragon shown any signs of coming out yet?
Readies Vanderien and Bees shield, for a full attack with Smite evil on first two blows
*kisses her cheek*
"i know. lets kill that fucking dragon!"
Do you want me to have her pull him out, when it sprays?
Torc summons conjures up two rings while running to find Troll
He he swallowed the acid resistance. He wants you to kill the dragon.
I want you to do fucking anything other than wait for the dragon, because that dragon is not coming out by itself
No. It was (spoiler) waiting for its breath weapon to charge, but when it heard increased and coordinated activity, it decided to wait and listen.>>28118<smack> "Oh fuck off, you've got some nerve, after all,... ooooh NOT NOW."
"i love you bunches!" ya uatchit away!"
[1d20+5 = 11]>>28121
Why did he get off her back? His movement is impaired to in the water.>wants her to kill it
She's gotta know where it is first
Spot check to tell where the Dragon is lurking
[1d20+5 = 23]>>28124
Trumpaladin wades deeper into the water. He'll probably drown eventually if Tracy doesn't dive into the water to attack the dragon or try to make a deal to give it 50000 sheckels if it lets us pass or anything
"I AM RIGHT HERE! COME AND GET ME!"
[1d20+16 = 33]>>28123
"Just fly you dumb oaf">>28126
>>28126>try to make a deal
You put the ranks into diplomacy, why haven't you tried it?>'Can you swim?!'
Naturally, Trump is swept from his feet and falls <spalooosh> into the bog.
Note to self: learn to fucking type>>28130
Why you now respond
[1d20 = 1]>>28127
rolling to grab him and Drag the fool out of the water, and drag him to dry land
Tracy's faggot, I am dead serious and I want an honest answer. Why do you ignore GM telling you repeatedly the dragon is not coming out on its own? Why do you refuse to try to offer the Dragon gold to get it to come out? What is your game here?
>>28132>tfw its not only me.
Well, you fucked up
Tracy slips and also falls <spalooosh> into the bog
[1d20 = 6]>>28132
Oh god dammit..!>>28133
Because she can't do shit unless she gets it to come out. Anyway, she has zero ranks in Diplomacy; Trumpaladin had a lot more advantage in that area.
I didn't mean to be offensive, I just thought you were item creating. I didn't realize this pertained to the situation at hand
I have zero ranks in bluff. Use bluff. Do literally anything to entice this dragon to come out
Nope it does, because Torc knows they need acid resistance for this.
"TROLL I NEED YOU!"
Torc begins to enchant the rings with acid resistance
Didn't you just wade into the water and get tripped into said water for doing so? Aren't you DIRECTLY in harms way? I think you are,....
Trumpaladin calls upon the power of meme magic to DRAIN THE SWAMP!
[1d20+5 = 6]>>28136
Tracy has 5 ranks in Bluff
*gets out of water*
"Listen to the man, skullface. He has something to offer you."
He probably could've gotten it to come out with a sufficient Diplomacy check, and a realistic offer..
A pity Torcuil is the meme magician>>28140
"Brlurrrblurr blur Blurr blurr!" (under bog water)>>28143
Its not that easy. I'm waiting on players to ROLL FOR INITIATIVE
Its battle time. Ur not going anywhere.
Damn it, Torc's coming soon
[1d20+6 = 17]>>28145
[1d20 = 13]
GM, the touch screen on my phone is barely working. Let me set up a hotspot on my laptop. Roll for initiative
[1d20 = 16]
GM, the touch screen on my phone is barely working. Let me set up a hotspot on my laptop. Roll for initiative
WHO TOOK MY WAIFU TO THE SWAMP
[1d20 = 5][1d20 = 19]>>28147
+6? Improved initiative is +4, IDK about that extra 2>>28149
I'll allow the 16 for situation, don't say I don't love you>>28150
No one did, Infernius and Thez are on Uatchit
Then why did i get "blub" to me calling Troll?
Nightmare has +6 initiative. Does that apply?
Her first move uis to drag Trumpaladin out of the water.
Apologies, I mistook the situation. I was skimming, and thought that Torc was being called on (which my mind thought 'Trump'). The Blurrble was assuming he was still under water (which at the time he was) but I completely misread the scenario. Torcuil is astride Trollestia, who are keeping pace with Uatchit (and Infernius and Thez).
I would love to ride her to attack this thing but you have GOT to top being such a pussy. This thing is a young adult. I could kill it dismounted. Stop running away, stop playing it safe, and attack. I have three swigs of heal serious wounds, I can lay hands, and I can cast heal serious wounds on a mount at the same time as myself. Just let me get a full round attack on this thing. Also, you can grapple it with better strength than inferius if it tries to get away, while I deal a hell of a lot of damage to it with a sword every round.
On my laptop. I am ready
I can finally get "you's" now, click on posts, type, and see new posts as they pop up
No, that's fine, I just thought you were misreading the stats.
Tracy has a 17
Trump has a 16
"Troll, hold on a second I got something for you."
Torc shoves the ring of acid resistance on her horn
im on the way man.
>>28155> I could kill it dismounted
Not in the water you can't.>Stop running away, stop playing it safe, and attack
She can't attack until she knows where it is.>grapple
It's too BIG for her, and could just drag her underwater. She doesn't have hands either.
I'm'a kill this son of a bitch myself
you better fucking not i want some of that xp.
Then why did you refuse to help entice it out of the water. Either it wants sheckels and comes out, or it attacks us and comes out. Those are the only two options. Waiting does nothing but wastes our time. It's 10PM central time. You've waited like two hours.
"That's sweet, but I doubt I'll need it," she says with a giggle.>>28155>I could kill it
In a bog? R u sure about that?
(don't make me get the John Cena meme)
SO has everyone rolled initiative? I know the answer is "No", but too late now,....
"I AM RIGHT HERE! COME AND GET ME! AHAHAHAHAHA"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_03zn8Vq6iw
Tracy refused to use bluff to get it to come out, so I did the only thing I could - make it it strike first
What was she supposed to say? I think you underestimate its intelligence.
Btw, Leaders, especially Paladins, are responsible for the actions of their cohorts. If Tracy lies in your presence, it still counts as breaking code.>>28166
I did use Bluff. I rolled a 1. And you're going to die if you stay in the water.
Fine, attempt to mount Tracy. If you run away, I'm jumping right back into the bog
You could have tried anything. You tried nothing. Stop fearing failure and try success
i don't have to roll now do i?
You're too far away to attack at the moment
[1d20+5 = 19]>>28170>tried nothing
I made two Diplomacy checks and three Spot checks
What more do you want?
Rolling to Spot Where the the Dragon is lurking.
"Okay then, I guess I can give it to someone else."
Torc removes the ring and pockets it, keeping his on his finger.
Who wants it when he gets to the battle?
Have the soldiers made it past the trail yet?
Tell the dragon it could get lots of money. That is what I wanted you to do. GM explicitly said "try it" and you did not try it
We'll deal with them after this fucker is dead
uh you know you lose leadership points when one dies right?
What about the Code of Conduct though? Paladin cohorts can't lie.
And she made that last bluff check to imply that there was money to be made; it failed.
NO fucking shit I know that
Do you know you lose points when you switch alignment?
The fucking thing killed five of my men, and that means it must die. Why is this difficult to understand? Now try to get it to attack you so it will come out
If they are of a different alignment, you do
>>28183>it must die
I get that. Just get out of the water before Jaws gets you.>>28184
Pretty sure everyone in Port Barry is Neutral.
"Blurrblur blurrblurr blurr!" (IS under water, I'm sure of it this time)>>28167
Yes you do. You're still a round or so out, so its okay, but roll bitch kek, GM is buzzed
doesn't even phase me anymore.
Do you honestly think the "gestapo" would be as enthusiastic about following a Judeo-Bolshevik as a Nazi
Trumpaladin uses his round to try to mount Tracy
Alright! Trump has first move, which is good cuz he's in the water. He's followed by Tracy.
>>28186>remember buzzed gming is drunk gming.
Oh, you don't even know about how we're gonna get to THAT shit
"Come on out! We got gold, lots of it! We might just tell you where it is if you can torture it out of us first!"
You're still under water faggot!
Do I have a full round before he gets here? I attempt to Mount Tracy
Tracy uses her turn to Trumpaladin onto dry land.
Tries to get to Tracy then
Trump is in full plate. He doesn't float.
Just come close enough to let me get on your back
[1d20 = 13]>>28188
I guess I'll roll too
You're gonna have to get in the water
Or this, whatever is better.>>28195
The thing has more Int than you do. Word your Diplomacy checks a bit more carefully.
She already fell in when I rolled that 1.
Nah, my plan of jumping into the water worked
Also, Trump can expend a full round righting himself, but it will take his full action.
well your not wrong.
What can Tracy do in that round?
Don't you worry about Tracy myah
If that's what you think..
It's still underwaterthough, and we have no idea where it is.>>28208
I've been saying this the whole time. The thing can be incited/distracted, but only if you address it as a sapient creature. Say something clever.
Alright then. Trumpaladin rights himself. As free actions he draws sword and shield>>28212
Isn't it comeing right for us?
Is the dragon a boy or girl?
Please try to talk to it yourself please
Carry him over dry land and out of blasting range
are you gonna fuck it?
Depends on my roll for my opening shout
Why U no try? You have the Diplomacy ranks.>>28218
It's a Black Dragon: it can hear everything in the Mire.
Say something clever.
Haven't asked yet. It seems hungry/angry/bored.
[1d20 = 15]>>28220
Use meme magic to drain the swamp>>28221
Tries Diplomacy then
"Look, I am a bit upset about the attack, but I really need my men to traverse to the otherside of the bog. Perhaps we can work out a deal"
Seemed like a defensive territorial attack to me. If it were hungry it would have grappled one
Not there yet>>28222
Well I'm asking now.
GM, dragon boy or girl?
Ask for its name too.
I don't need it, you ask
"What is your name?"
its name is Thrackerzod
Good name for a dragon though.
But its gender is?
A name so shunned and loathsome the gods have mercifully hidden it behind the name of "Thrackerzod"
I have the option of being a dick, but I won't. I'll assume that you mean "swoop by and pick him out of the water", rather than "help him up out of", cuz the latter is problematic.>>28220
Your move was expended standing upright. We're deciding Tracy's turn (and only at length cuz her decision is open to interpretation)>>28225
>>28234>>28234>Your move was expended standing upright
That's what I thought, but Tracy's faggot wants me to try diplomacy
You are dodging the question you shitfaced GM.
I promise it'll be entertaining at least
How the hell could Torcuil know the Dragon's gender if he hasn't seen it?
And Frankly, if he could see the Dragon, how would he determine it's gender? Like how do you sex a dragon?
Remember, while I know YOU know what you mean/envision when you say "Do a thing", I don't necessarily, and the more open to interpretation your "A thing" command is, the more open to fucking players over I am enabled. Tl;dr pretend I don't know what you mean when making action descriptions K? ^_^
2) lift its tail No seriously, thats how they gender lizards
>>28236make it good we have some lurkers.
For some reason, Torcuil suddenly <poofs> into a frog. Its amazing, and he still maintains his footing on Trollestia (small wonder, given extra feet-pads) but for the moment he's utterly useless. Its no biggie, cuz he's still outside combat range, but let this be a lesson.
W-was that a skyrim reference?
Tell you what. You come here, you drain the swamp, and you lift its tail. Please do that.>>28240
He's like Nyarlathotep
Its under water, and concealed. If you wanna know whether u can sex it, jump in frog-boy
I have sense alignment. Not "sense gender." Sense Alignment
at least its not Cthulhu.
It will be>>28243
God fucking damnit >>28246
I'll fucking roll magical perception
You happy now bastard?
Ask it when you get the chance.>>28241
If it's a female, a cruel black dragon would never be able to resist a character as >Rape-able as Torc
>>28250>a cruel black dragon would never be able to resist a character as >Rape-able as Torc
Torcuil, please refrain from saying "fuck you" to people with the power to harm you or make your life miserable. I know that doesn't affect me, but it's cringe-worthy to watch >>28250
I guess I will, but please pleas please specify your move action so we can move to the next round
That will work when in range, and <poof> Torcuil isn't a frog anymore, but be mindful>>28253
Oh you're one to talk
Anyway, Tracy helps Trump out of the water, and as he's flown away, its Trump's turn
i was almost raped earlier.
>>28255>Butt of all Rape jokes>Butt
I had to spend my turn fixing your mistake.
Make a professional Diplomacy offer. A good, realistic one.
Sheathes sword. Puts down shield
"Look, I'm not going to say I am not pissed off from earlier, because I am, but the fact remains that I need to get my men back through here. Now, can we work out some sort of deal?"
[1d20 = 15]>>28263
Rolling for diplomacy
I think I have gotten a 15 like three times in a row rolling for diplomacy to try to talk to this Dragon
you should get a bonus for art of the deal.
How many ranks in Diplomacy do you have?>I should've glamored his armor earlier, so it could look like a Professional-looking suit
Kek, I have 19 ranks in Diplomacy, +2 from Negotiator feat, +2 from sense motive, +2 from Knowledge-Royalty, and Plus +4 from Charisma
>>28263>Magical ring shield>puts down
Are you sure about that? Also the rest, in turn.
D> Cantrip - White Flag
A ghostly white flag raises its self above the bog, waving its self indescriminately
And none of them during your turn of action!
[1d20 = 11]
Will Torc ever fucking arrive?
Roll for magical perception when he gets there
Alrighty then, puts back up sword and shield
"It's okay, you can come out now. We just need to negotiate a passage through. We're willing to pay"
But his move action is MOUNT TRACY
Give us a quote.
Black dragons like to gamble/invest. It wouldn't look away from a good realty offer.>>28273
*gets mounted* (can I make it easier for him by kneeling, so he can speak?)
You're arriving now,... as the situation (maybe) rights its self. Technically next round action goes to Thez.
The dragon slowly rises to the surface of the bog, its face first, and its eyelids just above the surface of the murky black water. At this time Infernius, Torcuil, Thez, Uatchit, and Trollestia arrive on scene, distant but present.<whoof> Except for Thez, who is already in the creature's face.
"Lady, you smell like Troll-funk, u need to wash ur damn self."
Empathic link to Tracy>"What can I offer it without it noticing a lie">>28276
"Come out and make a deal. Don't tell me you are afraid of winning"
[1d20 = 15]>>28276>lady
Thanks for the gender
Torc dsimounts and walks closer
>>28275>'Did you consider making a real offer?'
Tell it about the Mar-a-Lago resort.
>>28279>"It's a dragon. Not a Japanese Businessman. He's not going to care"
>>28279>"What real offer could I possibly give it?"
meant for >>28277>'You're good at this. Think of something. If Skullface doesn't want to negotiate, we can overpower it when the other idiots show up.'
Sorry, you were too far away to discern, and don't have any experience with dragons to sex (identify) them>>28277
Dragon-face <blooops> beneath the water
(The 'other idiots' arrived)>>28284>>28285kek
If Trump is finished, its Torcuil's turn
>>28281>'How about a way to make money? Dragons back in Equestria are always looking for a new way to get their claws on more gems.'
"Don't be shy. We just need passage through. Tell us what you want from us">>28285>>28284
Trump doesn't know Torc is there. I guess he could offer to sell Tracy, since every other person wants her?
Uh, is there a spell to make Torc louder
He uses it>>28284>>28285>>28286
Oh, I've been planning this shit
He doesn't have any dignity to lose
"AY BBY U WANT SUM FUK?"
>>28288>"If you know where a hell of a lot of gems are, I am all ears. Otherwise, tell me something we actually have or can obtain"
ooh boi he fuggin going it.
>>28290>Like its Shrek and he's Donkey right?
I was planning it from the beginning sadly.
>>28290>Torc is about to be raped by a dragon
Oh, just wait
It will Hopefully
Besides, what does he have to lose?
At least Torc can polymorph into a dragon so its not so awkward,....
Totally not what I expected BTW
>>28297>>28296i hope ebin is enjoying.
This would be the funniest outcome.
Trumpaladin adds to the dragon
"This lad here is quite the charmer"
HA, I even threw you off.
I also had forgotten about polymorph, I should use that more.>>28298
Oh, NOW Trump helps him
Black dragons are natural businessmen.
Try the stuff you did with Korak.
infernuis is standing their in awe.
"Gruuurble gorrblily gurrble gorble"
Thez translates, cuz no one speaks dragon
"Please, give me some food! I don't want to attack you, but I must eat SOMETHING. These trolls have stopped supplying me, and so I have no choice but to prey! PLEASE gibs noms!">>28298
>>28301the ebin shitposter is back.
I mean, if there were a cave full of Gems, he could offer that to the dragon. After all, Trumpaladin just explicitly asked Tracy if she knew of a source of Gems.>>28304
"We should have dead troll bodies"
*Tracy unloads a whole broom-closet's worth of elephant meat* (I said she put it in earlier; he was practicing pre-chewing)
Yep, I just threw what little amount of dignity Torc had left out the window.>sigh>>28304It can eat this dick. Actually, no he isn't that desprate
"Could we feed her the trolls?">>28305
Who is ebin?
[1d20 = 11]>>28306
>>28306>'My pockets are empty. Right now. Looks like Skullface is more concerned with a meal.'
You're not even there yet.
>>28312>Just get it out of the water so I can land a strike
i am though and dragons love beef.
No. We are not here to feed it. We are here to lure it out of the water. If you are going to make it eat you. Make it chase you first
>>28315>'Tell Fae to lead the Generals out. Blackie isn't moving for a while.'
>>28318>'I am not moving for a while. Get this thing out of the water'
i mean i was going to do it to gain us some favor with it but since we are gonna kill it>>28310
i dont do this infact delet this trump.
>>28319>'I'm not moving either, but your football players are melting and in pain. We don't need them now that the other idiots have shown up.'
Okay. The scenario is this (described through latent dialogue). The Trolls had inhabited the particular section of forest, but in doing so had drawn the attention of the resident dragon. In exchange for not-murder, the trolls would offer meat. To help assuage the dragon during lean times (such as this) they woul prey on less-wild animals (read, Port Barry loggers). Neither the Dragon, nor the Trolls ever wanted to start a fuss, but it was a matter of individual and group survival.
The dragon its self doesn't really care where its meal comes from, it just likes them 'pickled' (seeded in bog-water for a duration).
Ultimately, by sending out a logging party, the party caused this whole debacle by upsetting the delicate balance of power and existential circumstance by inserting a human presence in an otheriwise homeostatic dynamic, resulting in potential catastrophe to the hoomans, which was mitigated by the party.
Congrats, the party are the bad guys. ^_^
>>28322All I did was ofer to fuck the dragon, and I'm the bad guy?
And now we correct the Homostasis
My actions are the same
Also, communicate to Fae to lead the Generals put by an alternative path
This dragon is only a level 9 encounter, it'd be cruel to kill it now...
Yes, but now the party has killed off the Troll hunting party (rightly in that case, though it WAS due to encroachment) and now both the Trolls (cuz the wimmins and chillins haven't just died) as well as the Dragon are without a source of food.
this i need xp for psion levels. or we could keep it as a pet.
"The trolls aren't coming back. What are you going to do from now on? You can't keep attacking travelers if you wanna' stay here without problems."
If it goes for the Food, I want an attack of opportunity. Otherwise, I'm satisfied with all of them dying of starvation>>28328
Please try to poison
GM, I have Torc morph into a black dragon.
I'm gonna relocate the poor thing
Sorry, was typing outcome before this happened. Most noble tho.
The thing killed five people
Torc doesn't know that.
"Torc, what are you doing?"
Idk.. We did violate the NAP by treading through its swamp.
We were just passing through
Just withdraw the meat and we can leave the dragon alone
"Getting it out of here, I would recommend standing back"
While I want to say "Success, it is so",... you don't know where it COULD go at the moment. I mean, it could stay here, but the Trolls (which are largely dead) had killed offf much of the local fauna. You could leave it there and hope that said fauna returned,... its a gamble either way.
"Torcuil, can we talk?"
yea you are right i guess we did.
That's still technocally trespassing. You could even consider the trolls her property/cohorts, so intentions weren't exactly non-aggro.
The lawful thing to do would be st make a peace-deal.
Who knew fighting dragons could be so complicated?
It killed five of Trumpaladin's men, it is going to die
We can revive the men. We gotta remain Lawful.
tell me in character somehow.
FEATHER MAN IS A BIRD>>28340
"Both of you, come to me for a second. Away from the bog side"
"okay were we going?"
"A little further away."
"Torcuil, can you cast a noise deafening zone?
Or dragon is a man (woman).
"The sea is full of fish and wildlife. You can eat your fill there," Thez says dropping to the ground.
"Thez, could you lead me to the ocean if possible?"
"Wait a minute for that"
"Hey, Skullface! What's your name?!"
"he want some fuck with the dragon."
"I'm talking to Thez about something, now hold up."
Torc is going to use his >rape-able body as bait to lead the dragon to a place where it won't cause any problems.
I hate you all so damn much
"Inferius, this dragon killed five of my
men">>28361>"tracy, This is mine"
this is actually a good plan, itll be at an advantage here in the bogtwins
It'll be a danger there. It can attack fishermen.
"Yes, it killed five of my men without warning"
"Remember when you were angry at Korak for being a slaver? This is the same thing here with me. We obliged you there, oblige me here"
"i want the heart as atrophy."
"Thez, you raped me. You owe me one"
"Uh... we can do that"
To ceremonialize the situation, and to assuage any doubt, Thez walks forward and offers her hand. "Eat it, it will rejuvenate." to which the hungry dragon does eat. Her arm is quite meaty, and though not enough to sate a dragon of her size, the gesture is not dismissed.
"If there are lands beyond this that I may hunt and prey on that do not cause harm, I will do so. I'm sure you have differing standards of propriety, but you have been kinder and more considering than any I've encountered (realize, no one is nice to black dragons, in general).
Also, Thez passes out from blood-loss, cuz her regen stone isn't working for her anymore.
>>28362It's so funny though... I get your point..
I like your plan though. Let's see where it goes.
*eyes twitch at the mention*
"You killed five of my men. Do you have any treasure here?"
She'll pay you back in >rape dollars.
"FUCK!" cure critical wounds
There is a difference between an animal lashing out in fear, and a man actively hunting down people to abuse. Now if you'll exuse me.">>28372
Torc cautiously approaches the dragon.
"Hey, its okay. I don't wanna hurt you. I wanna help you."
*Tracy drags Thez onto land before she drowns*
"Got a name, skullface?"
"This dragon killed five of my
It's a level 9 encounter. It really wouldn't be a battle, so much as it'd just be a slaughter...>>28382Can't we revive them? I'm saying the Lawful thing would be to retreat. It's unlawful to attack during a parley, especially when you've already gained the advantage of reinforcements.
The dragon has done harm, it must pay in blood or money
"If it means exchanging what I have for a stable environment, I will consider doing so. Your men died because they were in my land, and were therefore my prey. If I can have prey without trouble, I will do so at cost.">>28378
Thez wakes up, dazed.>>28380
"I,... it has been a long time. I was once called Kiynen. No one has ever asked me my name."
Can everyone hear its name?
"you scared me there gilly."
Wait, wasn't Trump the one pushing for diplomacy a few minutes ago?
"Those were my
men. I cannot go home empty handed. I will happily leave you alone if you part with it"
>>28385>No one has ever asked me my name.Muh feelz...
"It's... It's an embarrassing situation for me...
I am sorry. But I cannot go home empty handed"
Idk, but we got the treasure, and we finished off the trolls, so why kill her?
If she gives us the treasure and fucks off from this location, then sure she can live
"If you know of a place, where I can sustain myself without preying upon bipeds and homonids, then I will readily offer my treasure."
I'll assume yes.>>28395
"Hi Kiynen, my name is Torcuil. I am willing to help you find a new area to settle. Will you be willing to let me help you?"
>>28391>'You didn't come home empty handed'
*offers troll-heads, tied together by their hair*
"Thez was suggesting the ocean just a minute ago. That'd be due east, over mountains. Plenty of fish, maybe whales. Please do not attack fisherman though."
Let me state for the record, I had absolutely no intention or predisposition that things turn out this way, it was entirely a matter of momentary inspiration, serendipity, and identification with a dragon that is evil (yes) but really just wants to survive, and is operating in a context that it didn't initially plan for but was making the best of.
Blood or blood money, it's paying one way or the other for what it did
"What... the... FUCK!"
She's not happy that she doesn't regenerate anymore.
"Calm down or you'll scare Kiynen"
>>28395>bipeds and homonids
"... How many bipeds per day are you talking about?">>28402
Y U no just convert to Blackguard? I can tell you want to play it.
Uber-merciful white-knights are gay.
"Is your rock-thingy broken?"
>>28405>"The fuck is wrong with you Tracy?">>28405
I just want something to make up for the fact that I killed 5 of my followers on an unnecessary expedition
"hey its okay baby. well find a way to get you regenerating again."
Trumpaladin is visibly disgusted at Tracy
And why you delete >>28399
*shrugs*>something to make up
You got the dead trolls and the treasure.>>28409>why you delete >>28399
I misinterpreted what the dragon said.
Fair, and it will be paid in due course. Who (except Darkie) really wants
to die anyhow?>>28406>>28408
"I'd not have offered my arm if I thought this,..." to Infernius, "Please, get me to the Entertron, I don't know what is happening," she sounds worried, for the first time he's ever heard it.
"Well Kiynen. I am a sheepdog, and you attacked my sheep. We can help you. but you won't be able to take your treasure with you anyways"
"dont worry ive got you."
"guys ill see you back at the tower"
If she dies, can't we revive her too along with the Generals?
If I get the treasure, then sure, I'll say this trip was not a perfect disaster.
We're using the treasure as drow bait, by the way
make sure they dont steal it.
.. Sure. I'll go with that..
I'm going to be watching it
Wouldn't they all be just like Darkie though?
some could be more radical than him.
Maybe. We're killing some, and we're tracking them back to where they came from
>>28419>Invisibility>Dimensional door>Obscuring Mist
Assassin Spells, m8. It'll vanish in four seconds.>>28422>Pass Without Trace
Assassins can't be tracked..
Then you figure out a way
"Thanks, u big oaf."
"Don't get in the habit of bullying Ponimaru though, I wasn't going to forgive you for that until now."
Mordenkainen's Faithful Watchdog.>noobs
>>28425>not responding to me
Earth to GM, come in GM
"Torcuil, do your thing, but we really do need the Drow bait"
Can I cast 5e spells?
"i love you, we need to have a talk after your better.""he told you?"
this. i would also like to know if i can.
>>28396Sorry, I had to reset browser again, I work backwards when do, please continue to remind if happens
"Yes I will. You smell sexy by the way."
"No, Ben escaped while you were fighting Ponimaru, and per my instructions (if something happens) he went to the Fight Club and spoke to the regulars. The regulars then got word to me."
I also have dialogue to the dragon in >>28413>>28398
Infernius Meta - no, there was NOT mention of Soros and such, just that you attacked Ponimaru
Okay, I understand
"Okay, thank you for trusting me"
Torc uses polymorph to turn into a black dragon
"Follow me if oou would."
He the addresses the party "I'll be back later"
Torc then takes off due east, towards the ocean>smell sexy
"Don't eat him (yet). He's everyone's to share."
"My treasure is simply a collection of what my prey has left behind (and what didn't digest). Pretty though some of it may be, I have no attachment to it."
What does that even mean?
Forget I said that, forgot the map is upside down
>>28438>tfw Torcuil is swimming in bitches but doesn't know what to do
Damnit, makeup your mind east, west, or weast?
"Alright, produce it for us, and follow that fine rapable fellow. And no more attacking humans, because that
is how you get people trying to kill you. There will be plenty of fish whales, and dolphins"
Oh fug it all. Does anyone object if what 'was' south is now north, and vice versa? I inverted the map so it made sense with existing maps, but its damn confusing.
Lets make the Compass Rose Great Again!
"Its at the bottom of the bog of course"
"Oh and... Before you leave him, be sure to, well, unleash all of your pent up energy and desire on him. He's shy, but he likes it when you are agressive"
good reference pinhead.
"Can you bring it to shore please?"
He somehow went from "30 year old cave virgin" to "fucking stud"
Does Trump want to die?>>28451
Who you callin pinhead?
"Why Trump, can't you drain the swamp?"Pun intended
fine with me.>Lets make the Compass Rose Great Again!
"Not with this set of allies"
Awww, we love you too no homo
"Just bring it to shore and you can be off on your date"
Trumpaladin casts DRAIN THE SWAMP to see if he has better luck than his patron
"I'M STILL A DRAGON YOU KNOW.
AND YOU DON'T HAVE ACID RESISTANCE"
"Yes I do. I took a potion. Now please either cast DRAIN THE SWAMP, bring the coins and such to the shore, and be on your way. We need Drow bait"
You don't get the breath weapon when you polymorph.
Torc casts the spell
You don't get the Acid resistance either, so don't piss her off, lest you get melted.
Kek. That's not what he needs to be worried about
Alright, as this session comes to a close (cuz I'm fugged, I've been up since 4) the party has lost: virtually nothing.
Darkie has gotten WAAAAAY more bored (which makes him more reasonable)
There's a dragon's treasure to lay claim to
There's a dragon (and a lady, DO tell Lenos)
There's some ppl to revive but that's what the Entertron is for,....
And that's just the full-party accomplishments. I haven't rolled for the dragon treasure yet - so fuck off - but its there and as for other stuff, minimal/moderate experience for some (not really anything died, but some get xp for role-playing).
I'm gonna go pass out, I'll be here bright and way-fuggin' early.
>>28466>a lady, DO tell Lenos>mfw
I'm going to sleep too
I'll guide the dragon in the morning
Trumpaladin collects the Treasure.
Tells Fae>Success, Dragon made to leave, Treasure collected. All dead will be revived, and wounded healed. Trolls are kill, and danger to Port Barry and the logging industry elminated>lost - virtually nothing
Does't feel like it\r
im done for the night to guys.
oh trump can you gibe white power flag?
That doesn't exist. Post a picture and maybe those Europoor devs can upload it when they wake up
Also, my laptop charger is broke. Reeeeee
Still no wifi
>>28466>lost: virtually nothing
Staff is going to remove all flags from the website. And I don't just mean custom flags. They will be removing geoflags as well. I protested, but got outvoted
Tracy does whatever to bring everyone and the bodies/treasure home, and then returns to her eggs.
I am okay with this.
this makes me sad, but so is life.
Huh. That's what I would have wanted her to do>>28479
It makes me sad as well. I love geo-flags, and I love custom flags
its not gonna feel like a pol site anymore.
No it isn't. I am not sure how we will attract people who just want mlpol
im sure if enough people bitched loud enough, atlas would listen.
Wait, will we still have poster ID's?
we would have to name fag if not...
I fully agree>>28487
In my experience, that actually does work. I could perhaps persuade them to bring it to a vote, or maybe leave the geo-flags alone
I personally think that the people who hate the custom flags are actually concerned about only a single poster *cough* vril *cough* and we could just take his flag away.>>28488
On the three boards that have them, yes
Bitches, I know those feels, bur hold on a sec. I know peeps r comfy w/ flags - I for one love the derp flag - but we're (they're, the mods bue we as mlpol) trying to appeal to a greater audience. Flags r fun, but maybe flags are gay too. This doesn't mean "no more flags evar 4 all time", but for now let's try no flags?
Okay good>>28491>angry grumbling
i promise no more Israeli larping.
Oh yeah, fuck Vril AND Nigel tho. Idk why ppl keep kissing the former's ass, and Idk why the latter is so dense. Sorry, desu
>>28490i dont really mind vrill desu.
vril has an interesting take on things.
Occasionally, and when he's getting attention/his way, I agree. Other times he's a right prick. Sorry, not sorry.
Meme Magic. Torcuil could lead the Beta Uprising.
Fucking this. Guy is an asshole and has abused the flag system
Nigel is an IP jumper, we can't do much about him
i agree sometimes he can get a little douchey but contributes a shitload.
>>28466>not really anything died
I made Fae track down Trolls. We're making sure some died and those that didn't were chased miles West. Bringing back heads too
bring me the hearts.
If they actually died, sure. I think Fae and the Generals know to collect body parts - hearts though, I am less sure about
night dude, ill be back semi early.
Since we're all I'm a Faggot atm (subbing for that word filter I suggested Xp, read Meta), I'll just say this. There are a lot of anons who voice their opinions over social media, other anons lurk, and obv there are those who post on site, whether reg or intermittent (btw, cheers again for da ebins). Mlpol will not suffer for trying different approaches, even if at times it is 'slightly' less comfy. Everything comes out in the wash, and if the site gets new content creators and active anons, it's better that we give up flags or w/e desu.
As for faggots who wanna make excuses as to why they don't post or participate, they too will be counted in a manner of speaking, for as increasing efforts to accommodate go neglected and ignored, it become obvious who really gives a fuck. I don't mean to sound overly critical OR overly permissive, and I can do so cuz I'm NOT a mod/jannie/w/e. I'm just some faggot who will be here as long as there's anons posting.
>>28511> I'm just some faggot who will be here as long as there's anons posting.
>>28511>I don't mean to sound overly critical OR overly permissive, and I can do so cuz I'm NOT a mod/jannie/w/e. I'm just some faggot who will be here as long as there's anons posting
Well, as I think you've all probably figured out by now, I hate being unable to shape the happenings around me. Or as you had Thez say it during the rape scene "you don't like feeling out of control, do you?"
That post you deleted was a hell of a lot better than this one (well, from my perspective anyways). What was "… How many bipeds per day are you talking about?" supposed to mean anyways?
Goddamn that was a miserable session. It's been hours and I still feel it. Maybe it'll stop tomorrow
The ride never ends anons
The ride never ends
Sorry, I should have worded that better, I wasn't being critical of or referencing you at all. Please don't misunderstand.
When it comes to Mlpol I take an assertive stance cuz reasons, and though not a mod, I'm constantly on the lookout for false, disingenuous, or otherwise harmful participants, who really just wanna fuck with people cuz reasons. So when it comes to proposed changes to the site - even though I have zero authorization or mandate - I am always quick to assess the scope and nature of those requesting/demanding the changes. In the case of flags, there is valid concerns about them, but I also have no doubt that an indeterminable (yet still existent) percentage of the anons calling for the change haven't really ever posted, and probably won't even if there are no flags. Or perhaps, they want the flags gone so they can better troll.
Tl:dr There's no doubt in my mind that some calling for no-flags are spurious. W/e the case, I have no problem making sure that opponents do not get their way, and new users get what they want out of the site.P.S. I don't like feeling out of control either ^_~
Torc still has 2 charm potions...I wonder what happened to the other one
Noted for future reference.
When Empathetic Link says that two characters share the connection to the same item, does that also apply to affects with saves, like cursed items?
I would think so, in the sense that when one character is set upon my a cursed item the other character's support and connection would aid in their ability to combat/elude the influence of said item.
Hi GM>pic completely unrelated
I outta make write-up the stats for a Dragon-Fucker prestige class.
What about other items, with conditions upon their affects?
For example, Vaderiem is a Holy sword: he'd temporarily bestow one negative level upon and evil wielder: that wouldn't apply to Tracy unless she actually holds him, right?
Yeah, I seriously had no plan for last night to turn out that way. One of these days when I'm feeling less inhibitions toward, I'll go into detail about the full scope of the metaphysics I'm employing throughout the course of the Game and then you'll really think I'm nuts
, but in the moment the idea occurred to me that a dragon - even an evil skull-faced one - might well entertain a better situation if given the chance, if it got to keep its hide, even if that meant submitting to the will of others. They're not stupid after all.
Yes, and the negative level would immediately revert upon releasing him.
Hey, does that mean stat bonuses?>>28526>metaphysics
Oh, I passed the point of thinking youre nuts long ago.
Put I am too, so eh who cares
Tbqh desu sempai, I expected a Black dragon to show. I was actually going to tell Trumpaladin's player to wait for the rest of the hunting party before proceeding, and just spam his Detect Evil skill, but I got impatientr and just assumed that the Dragon would appear in front of us. I should've known it would ambush the raiding party: they're like gators..>>28527
What about items with lasting effects when one character fails his/her save, like a Mace of Blood? Cursed items are my favorite kinds of items, desu, because they could potentially to anything.
It would mean the stat-advancement and skills for said class.
What stats you thinking?
It wouldn't have ambushed them, I expected it was going to attack Trump and Tracy, but then you mentioned the zephyr shoes and I was like "Well THAT'S out, but the Generals will definitely wake it up">cursed item saves
I'm not sure what you mean, Are you asking if an empathic link helps to combat the negative effects such as alignment change?
Yes. In particular, I don't want Trump's player to get bent out of shape if Tracy drags home an item that accidentally turns him evil, or polymorphs him into a snail in the moonlight, or changes his gender or literally anything else a cursed item could do.
No, anything Tracy uses will only affect Tracy, though the link allows Trump to assist in combatting the effects. He won't get turned into a newt just 'cuz she does, if that's your concern.
So, was the scene where he was able to breath in the upper stratosphere bullshit for more reasons than several?
The one where I referenced the Necklace of Adaption; it being an item with a buff affect.
Thats an interesting question. The description of the necklace only describes that there is a shell of air around the wearer, but not the size (it could be a few inches, or it could be an aura-sized envelope). I really hadn't thought about it to that degree, since the concept is open to interpretation. Given Tracy's size (esp. when Cauchemar) its conceivable that Trump would fit inside the shell, but its also conceivable that he should have been unable to breathe. That would have made the scene far less comfy had I even thought of it, so in retrospect I would still have gone with the previous situation.
It that case, I hope it'd probably also make it a bit easier to see/breath when surrounded with volcanic smog.
If mounted, yes it would help to breathe but it probably wouldn't affect the ability to see.
Also, can cursed items, other than the Specific cursed items on the list, be crafted? There are some very interesting effects there, and some of the Specific items don't even require spells to craft.>>28539
I'll use the smoke a bit more tactfully then, instead of just spamming the cone every turn.
The description suggests that the smoke is an involuntary thing, but I haven't had it adversely affect anyone (friendly) so far
When I first read it, it sounded like a voluntary free action to me:>During the excitement of battle, a nightmare snorts and neighs with rage. This snorting fills a 15-foot cone with a hot, sulfurous smoke that chokes and blinds opponents. Anyone in the cone must succeed on a DC 24 Fortitude save or take a –2 penalty on all attack and damage rolls until 1d6 minutes after leaving the cone. The cone lasts 1 round, and the nightmare uses it once as a free action during its turn each round. The save DC is Constitution-based.
Although, I guess its rider doesn't count as an opponent, so the rider should be able to see/breath clearly.
Also, about those cursed items?
It was the "during the excitement of battle" part that suggests its more of an involuntary thing, like just something they "do" during the heat of battle, in the same sense that when a person is agitated their respiration naturally increases outside their conscious thought.>>28540>>28543
I really haven't dealt with cursed items very much, I'll need a bit to contemplate.
Crossing fingers for spooky cursed items in the dragon's hoard
So here's what I am getting from the whole of cursed items. Most such items seem to fall somewhere between "Malicious practical joke" and "Intentionally killing/maiming/permanently-handicapping". There are some examples (the Mace of Blood is one) where I can envision the item coming about through a particularly brutal or bloody war, perhaps a betrayal, or some other degree of foul circumstance. A berserking sword is another such example. Aside from those however, the only point to a cursed item seems
to be as a booby-trap against anyone who might attempt to run off with 'whoever's' treasure. Beyond that though, I can think of very few situations where a competent spell-caster would go through the trouble of crafting such an item (except perhaps TO deliberately malign someone), but in such cases its hard (for me at least) to imagine that such an item would be retained and not either destroyed or whatever. That's my initial impression at least.
If you believe there is a particular danger from something like a dragon PLEASE do not keep that secret
Seriously, what did the dialogue in >>28405
mean? What was the purpose of that question?
But seriously, does anyone else want to build a Mar-a-Lago resort on the Dragon's bayou?
I gather Tracy was asking "How many doods per day do you eat?", but I'm not sure. The dragon was essentially indicating that it doesn't have to eat doods, and another source of food was plentiful, it would consider it.
I feel like the rational response is "hell no," but given just how damned expensive of a shaggy dog hunt that was, and since I was intending on starting a resort at some point, we may as well use the conquered land
GM what does Torc put up with when leading the dragon?
Mar-a-lago is essentially an ebin palace. It wouldn't be cheap, that's for sure.
It was just a crude joke about feeding her douches we don't like.
Yeah, I'll make sure to speak up again later. I'm just a little shy about telling characters what to do, because I dislike being told what to do, but I'll give any advice I have in the future.
In the future, spam your Detect Evil in any place you could envision a surprise encounter.>>28547
I was actually going to request being able to turn my heavy mace into a Mace of Blood by mercilessly genociding the trolls, but it didn't go as planned... I've been under the notion that she's been pouring her fiendish blood over the hilt for four days, but it'll still take a while to craft Especially since I was hoping to eventually stack its effect with a Mace of Terror.
As for the subject of cursed items, i like them mostly because they're like practical jokes, especially since some could end up being useful, at some ridiculous condition/cost.>>28550
If killy ever gets outed by the local Bronze Dragons, she could be the manager/guardian after development. Torc could be our Steve Irwin.
This is part of the reason I wanted to help Tay craft her Lyre of Building.
If three or more characters collaborate on a craft, could it be completed faster?
"Put up with"? Aside from being entirely suspicious of everything its experiencing, but otherwise realizing it is dealing with a group that is capable of murdering it if they really wanted (dragons are painfully aware that they're more valuable to a variety of creatures dead than alive) not much. Its not trying to >rape him if that's your question.
Thats a releif.
So I assume they are still flying weast, towards the ocean?
[1d100 = 60]
Since a Summon Monster I wand only costs 750 shekels, Tracy crafts one of those.
Rolling for Eggs hatching, because why not?>>28556>dragons are painfully aware that they're more valuable to a variety of creatures dead than alive
It was exactly the right size to make Tracy an ebin suit of armor in her full-sized form and still have leftovers for all the rest of the group. I just felt sorry for it though...
>>28558>mfw increasingly nervous of getting off of these eggs, because every day that goes by increases the chance of them hatching while she's away.
Flying, it wouldn't take them that
long, you can assume that they've arrived. Oh hey, you know there's a whole bunch
of bodies right there in Durpistan that could sustain her for months
now that I think about it,....>>28558
Fun fact, that's why Lenos died in his
previous life, was cuz somebody wanted black-and-gold striped dragon plate.>>28555
That makes sense, though Tay is a long way from being skilled enough to use such an item.
>local Bronze Dragons, she could be the manager/guardian after development. Torc could be our Steve Irwin.
>>28560>cuz somebody wanted black-and-gold striped dragon plate
A paladin actually, he felt justified because even with gold stripes "black dragons is ebil"
>>28560>Thanks for reminding me
Torc some how signals for (dragons name) to land.
"First, a quick break. I'm not used to this.
Second, I just remembered a place where you could get some food for a while. Me and some friends went on a genocidial rampage a while ago. We never really cleaned up, so there would be plenty of food.">>28554>>28561
Crikey mate, look at that giant ass terraquese.
I'm gonna pet it
Beaches/Oceans are Bronze Dragon territory. It's a potentially fragile ecosystem.
I just thought of the image of Torc doing tricks in front of a crowd with a massive Black Dragon snapping at him to be hilarious.>>28563
Well, that doesn't sound very Lawful to me.. I sense ulterior motives..>>28564
Steve Irwin was basically an irl Ranger.
Torcuil, please don't bring it to Durpustan, because then it can't be trusted not to attack the people we send to rebuild the mine. Then I'll HAVE to kill it. It can't stay there long anyways. Take it south to the sea on the other side of the continent so we don't have to encounter it again
As far as good and evil races/characters are concerned, often times the distinction between good and evil is a matter of interpretation by the surrounding societies. Shrek is a perfect example, as well as others (both in and out of D&D), where the determination of "evil" or w/e is a matter of reputation and misunderstanding by (often) ignorant groups to something that they simply don't understand. The concept of "evil" conventionally regarded as "Service to Self" rather than "Service to Others", but an individual can be entirely focused on STS but without being so at the expense of others, or as in the case of Kiynen, is so because of an absence of a suitable alternative.
Idk, m8. Black dragons aren't retarded enough to malign parties that could kill them, and we've got a LOT of dead bodies to clean up with only ~15 workers before they begin to attract/turn-into monsters.
i'll be the Steve Irwin for the party>>28566
Why would it attack though?>>28568
And this, we don't want a second zombie attack
Why the hell was everyone so ready to kill alleged communists without even bothering to check that they actually believed in the tenets of communism? Why did no one think "maybe we can convince these people to be capitalists, or at least enslave them for our mine"? Why does a man eating black dragon get all sorts of pity and is talked to and everything, but the Durpistanis who never harmed anyone get nothing but contempt?
This. I don't want to have to get too preachy, but one of the underlying themes of the game is that most things can have/find a purpose that benefits both themselves and those they encounter/interact with (kinda like the whole Natsoc concept)
I gtg for an hour
See you later
The answer to that question lies in understanding the dynamic of Cardishore and the Capital City desu. It hasn't come up yet, but it will.
It's a chaotic evil dragon. They don't keep covanents well. Why take the risk? Like why? Just send it south since you'll have to do that anyways
It was a place of a communist massacre: I canb think of a dozen monsters that could be attracted/created from those circumstances.>>28570
My character wasn't there, but the reasonable course of action would've been to at least knock and ask questions, instead of just attacking like that... I felt sorry for those guys...
See you then>>28570>>28576
As a teaser explanation, are you familiar with the natural behavior patterns of say, hamsters, vs. the behavior patterns of inbred
Think of it as waste-disposal service: she can carry her luggage away as she flies off.>>28569
From an event like that, zombies are the least of concerns from what'll come of that cesspool. Shit like that attracts all sorts of spooky stuff.
So you're telling me "no one here knows, and it's very complicated geopolitical blah blah blah. That's not an answer at all. That does not explain why no one did even due diligence to make sure the people were communists, could not be converted, or that they were even at the right city before attacking, yet now everyone is getting moralistic about a man eating dragon. The Durpistani's never harmed anyone
No, but I'm going to repeat that an answer to this question should have been sought before killing innocent miners and not long after
I still think we should have killed that dragon. I still think we should have taken its hide. I would have tried to kill it if Torcuil weren't there, and I regret letting Inferius Thez and Torcuil come.
Also, I just have a soft spot for Black dragons because they remind me og gators. I'm a Floridian; sue me.>>28579
Quite honestly this. We Durpistanies didn't even get a chance to speak/express their alleged degeneracy. They just scattered like cockroaches while they were slaughtered without resistance or even knowing what was going on. Evil creatures should at least get the chance to show themselves for what they are, and then have the chance to do good before being attacked, so that the players can at least know who they're fighting...
If it were just Trumpaladin and Tracy, it would've been a perfect encounter, and I had pre-written lines for Tracy to get excited for the battle once the brawl actually started. Bringing-in more players for a dragon equivalent to a 19 year old just dilutes the excitement though, since it basically stops being an actual battle there... A young black dragon is only a level 9 encounter.
If it hadn't hidden underwater for so long, it probably would've been killed without second thought.
You're right, that's not
an answer, it is an assurance that there is
one though, and I would readily give it if advance knowledge of the geopolitics didn't involve spoiling a HUGE chunk of the story yet to be told.>>28580
I concede your point on that. IIRC Infernius made the initial suggestion cuz bolshevics, Thez (having dealt with them in previous Games) was all-too willing to go along with it, and Torcuil was triggered for reasons I can't recall at the moment, except that they reminded his character of his own back-story.>>28583
Also conceded. I guess you'll have to take my word for it then, that wiping the Durpistanis out wasn't as bad a decision as it seems, even if it was a bit hasty/premature.
The absence of children in the Durpistani civilization did send a chill down my spine though. Reminded me of a "race" of cultivated brainless humaniods grown by demons in large fields, from a book I read once. I'll make my judgement to how it was handled after I the details are revealed.
GM if I can be a faggot for one moment, can I get a ballpark estimate of how long it'll take these eggs to hatch? I can't find any sources to figure it out..
If the dice don't favor the idea in the next couple of weeks, it will happen independent of the dice, probably during the week so there's nothing imminent or pressing going on.
Tl:dr merry christmas faggot
So they where west virginians?
All, Hi I'm back
I don't know, I'm still salty
>>28587Yeah, that was very weird>>28586
Nah, He wasn't triggered IIRC, he was just bored and they wanted him to come.
But my memory sucks so IDK>>28594>Sodium Chloride intensifies
I was more thinking rural Washingtonians, but sure, that works too. WB>>28594
Understandable, no fault there
Please note, I'll be unavailable for the overwhelming majority of tomorrow (from 10a~6p).
So, continueing the game.
How does Kiynen respond to a city of meat?>>28597
Okay, thanks for letting us know.
Now, where is a stingray so Torc can really be the party's Steve Irwin
Why couldn't you have done the honorable thing and burned the bodies of the dead? Leaving them to rot is an unnecessary disrespect to people who drew shirt straws when they were born and have had very difficult and cruel lives.
"Holy crap, I've never seen so much food. It's awfully fresh though,...."
Not much game-time had passed since the massacre, and with only 15 (less IIRC) of the Gestapo working on it, they would only have had time to pile the bodies and not yet have burned them. It takes alot of heat and time to burn a body just ask the nazis lol
let alone hundreds.
we have a dragon fucker, a horse fucker, and a devil fucker.
Not to mention a handful of rapists
Torc fufills two of those criteria>>28600
Black dragons are like that.
They're lick gators: they leave their food underwater for a while to soften-up before eating it.They also have a fondness for Fae.
I'm in that category now, aren't I?
*Growls, sharply and fiercely, like a dog whose tail has just been stepped on*
better dead than red.
Torc changes back to human form
"I guess we could try and move the meat since we have no other way of disposing it, and then you could have ot for later.">>28612
Truer words have never been spoken
At the risk,... what's that from?>>28613
"No need, I don't mind fresh meat, but I do prefer it when its had time to 'properly' ferment."
Not to my recollection. Just cuz Trump was forceful and didn't ask for consent, doesn't mean that Tracy did or would have denied it.
"Ah, okay. If you'll excuse me, I am goin to find a meal of my own."
Torc looks around to see if there is any food in the town.
I had a sword to her neck in one instance...
You can't >rape the willing