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Title: Punch ups and punch lines and shipping [oh my]
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 07, 2015, 03:57:28 PM
The Exalted are the chosen of Creations gods, granted superhuman power, authority and skills to conquer Creations enemies and to rule its people.
Why they were given power and how they use it are two different things however.
And nowhere is this more evident than in the realm.
Creation was once ruled by the solars, those who stole the suns power over Perfection, and the lunars, those who stole Luna's power over Survival. The solars defeated the primordials, the makers of Creation, and bound them within the gut of their leader Theion, transforming him into Malfeas, the incarnation of suffering and hell. The primordials were bound inside the grand corpse of malfeas, creating what we call hell.
The solars ruled the post-primordial war world with the Lunars by their side, ushering in the First Age of humanity. However, the Terrestrial Exalted [also known as dragon blooded as they are the weakest of the Exalted and thus can pass their power to their children] masters of the five elements, revolted against the solars and butchered them at a banquet at which all but twelve were present in what came to be known as the Usurpation, freeing the world from celestial tyranny.
The exaltations of the solars were bound in the jade prison in an unknown location, and the lunar exalted fled to the realms of the fae, the eldritch wyld beyond Creation.
The Shogunate took power and ruled for seven hundred years, introducing the immaculate faith as they did so. The immaculate faith claimed that dragon blooded were the rightful rulers of humanity, and that the solars and lunars were demons that had stolen the power of the Sun and Moon.
However, after seven hundred years the Deathlords, the ghosts of thirteen solars who had sold their souls to the underworld, released the Great Contagion, a plague that wiped out 90% of life on Creation, leaving it defenseless against the world eating fae, monsters from outside of reality.
The fae invaded in what came to be known as the Balorian crusade.
The fae ate the world unchecked until a dragon blooded officer found her way to an ancient first Age War Manse and turned its unfathomable firepower against the fae.
The fae retreated and the officer, now known as the Scarlet Empress claimed the land within range of her guns as her empire and named it the Realm.
Life returned to normal inside the realm and out and for seven hundred years the Empress has ruled her realm with the aid of the dynastic families of dragon blooded who fight off the dreaded Anathema,AKA the solar and lunar Exalted.
The dynasts are born with their authority, and even if they do not become an Exalted they still have access to power and privilege beyond the dreams of mere peasants.
They can be foolish and decadent or wise and temperate.
Tyrannical and monstrous or kind and heroic.
You are one. A child born into a dynast clan in the realm that has fallen on hard times, your clans last few Exalted are grown old, and they desperately need new dragon blood in the family veins to take up the spear, fist or daiklave.
Lets see how you do, shall we?

[Please let me know if you are interested in doing this at all, it'll save me time if you just say whether you don't want to do this or not]
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 07, 2015, 04:24:31 PM
Firstly, lets make your character.

Choose from the following.

- You are a child in a dynastic household. A manse to be specific. A manse is a magical structure designed to channel essence [the stuff the world is made of] into an artifact known as a hearthstone. The bearer of this hearthstone can draw essence from it and activate powers unique to the stone.
Each manse, and therefore its hearthstone, is attuned to an element.
Your family manse is attuned to-?

1: Earth
2: Water
3: Fire
4: Air
5: Wood
6: Heaven
7: War
8: Travel
9: The stars

Your family itself has usually taken charge of certain tasks for your clan. These are-? [Choose two or three]

1: Diplomacy with the local deities
2: Defense of the homeland
3: Manufacture
4: Espionage
5: Diplomacy with other clans
6: Monastic pursuits

Your family has enemies, they are-?

1: Another family in the clan, we do not war openly, but our rivalry has smoldered for centuries, and we constantly seek to outdo the other
2: A deity we once offended
3: A fae prince who delights in our suffering
4: The immaculate order suspects us of some heresy
5: The common folk despise us

Your family has strong allies, they are-?

1: Another family in the clan, our bond of friendship has lasted for centuries, and we constantly support the other in all things
2: A deity we have appeased
3: A fae prince who owes us a debt
4: We have strong ties to the immaculate order, our faith is unquestionable
5: The common folk adore us

You have an ally do you not?

1: Yes, a local deity is a personal friend of mine
2: Yes, our clan leader considers me his heir
3: Yes, a fae prince owes me a debt
4: I have a mentor from the immaculate order
5: I have many commoners as my friends
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 07, 2015, 04:46:50 PM
Will this still make sense to me if I don't know the original thingie?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 07, 2015, 04:50:35 PM
Most likely yes. I'm going to explain new concepts as they turn up and I'm going to keep it as simple as possible. Dice will be involved at a later date but I will handle the rolling of them and I'll keep track of the numbers, you guys will just have to pick what seems cool to you :]
The actual game has unbelievable complicated rules that I don't even understand, so I'm going to use a very basic rulebook that I've come up with that lets most of the same stuff happen but without 90% of the text walls.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 07, 2015, 05:12:40 PM
In that case I'm in :)

So...
9
1 and 5
1
2
3

I think that makes sense :P
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 07, 2015, 06:05:09 PM
Rightio then!

If we go with your vote then it will play out as follows.

Your family manse is a relic of the past; a first age research outpost for monitoring the astral sea. The ancient magitek of the facility is monitored by a small group of mortal thaumaturges and acolytes who wish to scry the future from its eldritch workings. This foreknowledge aids your family in their role, that being communing with other clans, both friend and enemy, and the even more uncertain task of communing with the gods. This task has never been aided by your rivals, another family within the clan. While you do not seek each others destruction your roles overlap in an unpleasant way. You are both tasked with communing with the divine and the diplomatic, but your rival family is decidedly more.... Brutish, in their methodology. Your more diplomatic method has earned you a friend however, a local deity, the god of punching, has taken a shine to you from a young age. You have rarely if ever met him, but he seems to have selected you as a sort of priest of his.
That is to say that you have always been excellent at punching.
You also seem to have found favor with his child, a deity of stone, but regardless of your families jeering, you are NOT romantically involved. In fact according to the Immaculate order that is blasphemous, any demigod child would be ostracized, possibly even killed.
Although you have heard the rumors of a camp of half bloods....
Besides all that, there is a last secret weapon of yours.
Once long ago, a member of your family forced one of the fae to swear his hearts grace to them [very complicated, will explain later]. You've met the fairy a few times, and it seems always eager to help.
But no dynast lived long by trusting the fae.

Let me know if any of you want to vote for something different, in the meantime, lets move on to backgrounds. They're basically what the name implies, background information about your character. They won't be that important at first, but I'll just tell you the ones you have points in so far.

Btw, they are ranked from one to five. One in resources = anything from being a peasant to a merchant. You have enough. Two in resources is anything from being a wealthy merchant to a noble. Three is exorbitant wealth.

Your backgrounds [at present]

Allies= 2 [Your personal allies are the god of punching and his daughter]
Artifact= 1 [Your family manse has very little spare magitek lying around, other than the hearthstone itself]
Backing= 2 [This is a measure of your importance in an organisation. You are a dynastic heir, not an exalted, but fairly important]
Contacts= 3 [You're on occasional speaking terms with a god and your family has their own network of diplomatic contacts. As a family of diplomats, this is one of your strong suits]
Influence= 1 [You have no real part in the family business yet, and besides telling a servant to get you a drink or telling a peasant to give you his seat you can't order any one around]
Manse= 3 [Your family manse is comparable to a magical Downton abbey as it is Tier 3. Tier one would be about the size of a church and its grounds. Tier two would be more like a cathedral with housing built in. Tier 3 is a mansion with servants, stables etc]
Resources= 2 [Your family provides for everything you need and a few things that you don't, but they have mouths to feed and palms to fill with coin. They'll pay your bail if you get in trouble, but they won't buy you a chariot]

All in all there is very little you are lacking in. Now, I know this is a pretty big text wall, but don't worry about these numbers, I'm going to handle them, this is just so that you know :]

Next-

You have received an extensive education. But you know that you'd never have made it this far in your schooling without the help of-

1: You studied with the monks that maintain your family manse. Their wisdom has guided you ever since.

2: You trained with your brother and sister, the twins have always been more energetic than you but that only served to inspire you in your studies.

3: You were taught by crotchety old friends of your father. They were odd, almost as odd as their training techniques, but they were excellent teachers.

4: You were trained by the leader of your clan, he was merciless and had the highest of expectations but his wisdom and combat expertise are unparalleled.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 08, 2015, 02:27:25 AM
Well that's a lot of text XD I think I got it, though. I'm going with 3.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 08, 2015, 11:41:47 AM
Okie dokey then!

Your body flowed from one movement to the next as you wrote the kata into the air with your limbs. Every twist and thrust was as measured and deliberate as a calligraphists pen. You twisted, rose on on foot, snapped your leg out and fell to the ground in white hot agony.
You moaned and grabbed at your leg.

"Are you dead?" Master Bai yelled.
"No master!" You called. "But I don't think a leg is meant to bend that way!"
Master Bingwen snorted. "And I don't think that you're going to exalt by letting your body tell you what you are capable of!"
They each took a long drag of smoke from the hookah they were sharing.
A small boy to his left fought to hold back a cough,his sister obviously holds her breath as the pungent smoke blows by. You can never remember the names of those two particular cousins, but their nanny has insisted that they see regular demonstrations of quality kata, and you're the best example for miles.

"AGAIN!" Bingweng snapped.
"Inside voice" Bai said softly.

You lifted yourself to your feet. You moved into the first phase of the kata for what felt like the millionth time.
Your leg screamed in protest and you fell to your knees.

You don't know how long you stayed down, but you remember the disappointed sighs and the shuffling of feet as your masters left you cowering on the courtyard stones.

And then,

You get back up.

You start again, arms and legs snapping back and forth like shutters in a hurricane, feet slapping the paving stones and raising clouds of dust as you move, in must be your imagination but you almost feel as though your movements are directing it. The pain in your leg grows, spreading from limb to limb like burning oil. You reach the stage where you failed last.
Your leg lances straight up, twisting and carrying you with its momentum as your entire body twists once through the air.
Your feet hit the ground and the pain ignites, becoming a pure white inferno that blasts from your feet and into the earth around you, you throw your head back and roar into the sky as a wall of dust slams into the courtyard walls.

You look down, panting, there is a pale, clean white light coming from something, you look at your hand, it's coming from you.
Paving stones have lifted from the ground and are spinning lazily a few feet into the air, a cloud of dust particles have frozen in place above your skin.

"Shit."

You turn and see master Bai shaking his head in disbelief. He turns to master Bingwen, "I guess I owe you five jade."

You wake up.

It has been six months since that day, since the dragons chose you.
Since then, your training intensified beyond belief, the physically impossible became a warm up. Your masters focused on combat mainly. Especially in the field of- [choose two]

1: Fighting with my bare hands, I can leap over houses and shatter brick walls on an open palm. [best for controlling your element]
2: Fighting with a sword, I can strike arrows from the air and write my name on an enemy's skin. [best for lethal damage]
3: Fighting with a bo staff. [Best for defence]
4: Fighting with a bow, no foe can outrun my arrows [long range mundane lethal damage]
5: Fighting with an essence cannon [short to medium range lethal damage]
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 08, 2015, 12:26:10 PM
Do you know if anyone else was interested in doing this? Because at this point in an RPG I pretty much always pick the same thing but I wouldn't want to mess it up for anyone else who'd want to pick another thing :P
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 08, 2015, 12:54:04 PM
I really hope some more people join it  :-\ In the mean time, just post your choice and I'll see if anyone else wants in.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 08, 2015, 01:06:12 PM
In that case one and four.
I hope more people join too.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 08, 2015, 01:07:58 PM
On the off chance that they don't, I would totally approve of writing for a bowman who beats swordsmen to death with his bare hands :D
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 08, 2015, 01:11:20 PM
Cool XD I really do hope someone else shows up, though. *waits*
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 09, 2015, 01:18:16 PM
*Dies waiting X[*
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GreyCaboose on February 09, 2015, 01:24:09 PM
A truly interesting concept, dear Besly. I've thought long and hard, and I'll play a 3 in this little game. Defense is better than offense in my mind. Tell me if I misunderstood something, this is quite a lot of text for even an omniscient caboose such as me to understand to the fullest.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 09, 2015, 01:25:16 PM
Excellent choice my dear Cabbie, however might I reccomend that you pick a second one? You can have two options at a time and if you pick another you have a better chance of it being voted for.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GreyCaboose on February 09, 2015, 01:27:22 PM
Hm....my lucky number is 2, and though it's not always the wisest to rely on luck, I shall play a 2 as well as my first choice of 3.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 09, 2015, 01:28:46 PM
Okay then! The two current votes are for bow and barehands or staff and sword. We could really use a tie breaker, imma go pester Cat.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on February 09, 2015, 01:30:07 PM
You called?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 09, 2015, 01:31:57 PM
Could you pwease bweak the tie we have here? Our votes for weapons are fists and bow or sword and bo staff.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on February 09, 2015, 01:34:37 PM
Hmmmm...imma go with 3.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 09, 2015, 01:36:10 PM
[You kinda need to pick two, do you mean you're going with Kaiju's choice? Or how about a compromise? Bo staff and fists? That would be great for defense and supernatural martial arts!]
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on February 09, 2015, 01:40:04 PM
I assumed I needed to pick either 2 or 3 to break the tie. If I'd get two choices then I'd go with 3 and 1....so yeah, Bo staff and fists sound good :)
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 09, 2015, 01:49:34 PM
Your weapons of choice are the bo staff and the body. Unfortunately, most staffs break if you put even a fraction of your full strength behind them, until of course you received your first artifact weapon*; an ironwood staff about a meter and a half long. After training your body and mind to full readiness your mentors decided that you were finally ready to learn your first supernatural martial art, the only difficulty lay in choosing just one.
In the end, you decided to choose-?
[Btw, in case you haven't noticed, you're an earth aspect exalted, meaning that your natural talents lie in Awareness, Crafts, Endurance, Martial Arts and Resistance]

1: Ill lily style; a wood aspect martial art based around poisoning enemies. Favored among assassins and hunters. Can not be performed while wearing heavy armor.
2: Jade mountain style; the most common earth aspect martial art. Focused on high defense and high single target damage, favored among wrestlers and duelists. Can be performed while wearing heavy armor.

*Artifact weapons are magical weapons that can be attuned to, attunement makes an object part of your soul, negating its gravitational weight but keeping its inertia. This is what allows the exalted to use weapons many times larger than themselves. Attunement usually only takes about a half hours meditation while in contact with the weapon. Ironwood is one of the lesser magical materials, it is as the name implies, wood with the resilience of metal. Your staff lets you deal one extra point of bashing damage and allows you to parry lethal damage. But more on that later.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 09, 2015, 02:10:39 PM
One. Because I'm still following my normal RPG pattern.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 09, 2015, 02:11:47 PM
What's your normal rpg pattern?  :P
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 09, 2015, 02:13:24 PM
I go for elemental magic if it's there and non-elemental magic if it's not, along with finesse-type stuff :P Mostly because I think it looks cooler ::)
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 09, 2015, 02:17:53 PM
Lol, okay then. Just remember; all supernatural martial arts involve magic. Ill lily is wood style poison magic. Its basic ability allows you to run poison through any wooden surface [e.g. bo staff, arrows, wooden floor, an enemies spear] although it is a little on the flimsy side. Its pretty good at attacking crowds of weaker opponents, like mortals.
Jade mountain is based around basically acting like a mountain. At higher levels you can turn your skin into marble, perform suplexes designed to kill gods, transfer wounds from yourself to the earth etc. However while it is designed to kill superhuman opponents its really only designed to kill one at a time.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 09, 2015, 02:19:18 PM
Oooh, cool :D And I did get that they were both magic.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 09, 2015, 02:27:58 PM
Oh, and lastly, you will be able to learn the other one at a later date. OOH! OR, HOW ABOUT YOU HAVE ONE FOR THE BO STAFF SINCE ITS MADE OF WOOD AND ILL LILLY USES WOOD AND ONE FOR BARE HANDS CAUSE JADE MOUNTAIN USES BARE HANDS I SO CLEVER :3
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 09, 2015, 02:29:25 PM
Oooh, cool! :D
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 09, 2015, 02:42:00 PM
Okay then. MAN I need to get my act together. Anyway, you have the first two moves for each martial art, Jade mountain style can only be used with bare hands [or hammers, but we don't have one] but Ill lily can be used with anything made of wood. Now, let me explain how combat works.

You have three health pools, bashing health, lethal health, and aggravated health.
Bashing refers to basic impact damage, like a falling brick, a hammer blow, or a mountain punching you.
Lethal refers to damage such as swords, axes and lava.
Aggravated damage is basically anything that doesn't fall into the other two categories, like eating a grenade would cause lethal and aggravated damage. When your bashing health is empty your lethal begins to fall, when you run out of lethal you're incapacitated. If you run out of aggravated damage you are also incapacitated, but it's hard to deal aggravated damage so there's very little chance of that happening.
Essence is just what you use to do magic.
Here is your health stats.

BASHING:
5
LETHAL:
5
AGGRAVATED:
5
ESSENCE:
50

And your damage:
Fist: 2
Staff: 3

Your moves:

ILL LILY:

VEINS OF WOOD: By spending four essence you can cause a wooden object which you have contact with to become poisoned, dealing damage over time.
STEM, BRANCH AND LOG APPROACH: By spending ten essence you can use any wooden objects you can lift as weapons for the rest of the scene. [E.g. you can throw twigs or leaves with the force of throwing knives to deal lethal damage, use a table to deal bashing damage, etc]

JADE MOUNTAIN:

BOULDER CRUSHING GRASP: You spend ten essence to rush forward for up to twenty meters and catch an enemy in a grapple. Grappling immobilizes an enemy and deals bashing damage every turn. This move charges your arms with the weight of boulders so that you can deal lethal damage.
SLIDING GLACIER GRIP: If an enemy rolls to successfully escape your grapple, you can spend ten essence to keep them pinned.

EDIT: I forgot something... Again >.<

You also have the first two Earth Aspect exclusive charms. Charms are basically what set the exalted apart from mortals, they're kind of like superpowers that you naturally learn as you grow in power, as opposed to the abilities you get from supernatural martial arts, which are like man made charms.

EARTH ASPECT CHARMS:

ARTILLERY CRAFTING FOOTSTEPS: If you spend ten essence then for the rest of the scene you can replace your regular attacks with long range stone projectiles. Maximum range is 30 meters, each deals 2 bashing damage.
MOUNTAIN OUT OF MOLEHILL ASCENT: By spending five essence you can raise a pillar of earth beneath your feet with enough force to throw you up to 30 meters in any direction.

Let me know if you have any questions :]

CHAPTER 1:

BATHING DRAGONS


You climb out of bed, the sun has yet to rise but already the monks are ringing bells in the manse above. You lean forward and catch yourself on your hands an inch before you strike the floor. You press off with a quick flex of your toes and raise yourself into a handstand.
You begin to do push ups, pumping blood to your brain, limbering your drowsy muscles.
You're scared, you'd be lying if you said that you weren't.
Today you fight him.
You hear a knock on your door. You lean backwards and bounce to your feet with a quick handspring. You are pleased to notice that you aren't even breathing heavily.
Exaltation takes a lot of getting used to, but you must admit that the enhanced stamina can be quite useful.
"Come in." You say.
Masters Bingwen and Bai open the door.
"Are you ready?" They ask.
You grab your staff and rest it on your shoulder. You bow to them.
"I am now."
As the three of you walk through the manse you catch a glimpse of yourself in a screen of polished bronze.
You see-?

1: A young man
2: A young woman

With-?

1: Black hair
2: Brown hair
3: No hair
4: Red hair

And-?

1: Pale skin
2: Brown skin
3: Dark skin

And-?

1: A slight build
2: A moderate build
3: A muscular build
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 09, 2015, 02:53:01 PM
Cooool :D
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 09, 2015, 02:57:00 PM
lol, thanks! I added some questions to it btw, I kinda forgot to do that the first time. Doh!
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 09, 2015, 02:59:55 PM
2, 1, 2, 1
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 09, 2015, 03:29:42 PM
Alright then! While we're waiting I'll post some Dynasty esque images.

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/541417186423368075/

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/414401603186055307/

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/276127020873247210/

https://philgamer.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/1311321538691.jpg

http://images6.alphacoders.com/312/312417.jpg

Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GreyCaboose on February 10, 2015, 12:10:43 AM
Um....2,4,3, and 2.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 10, 2015, 07:12:28 AM
[Tie breaker?]
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 10, 2015, 01:26:55 PM
Okay then, you at least agree on the character being female then. For the middle ground between black and red, how about auburn? You guys are still going to have to figure out if you want dark or brown features, but as for build, how about you start off slight and bulk up?
If you guys are okay with this then just vote;

1 for brown
2 for black
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 10, 2015, 01:30:20 PM
I'm really fine either way there, so I'll let Cabbie choose if they want.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 10, 2015, 01:34:22 PM
Okay then. Either one would fit too. The location you're on is the blessed isle.

http://www.theredepic.com/Web%20Images%202/Pieces/Exalted%20World%20Map%201%2085dpi.jpg

There are five directions in creation, each corresponds to an elemental pole. The blessed isle is straight on top of the pole of Earth. Each pole influences peoples appearance if they're born there. In the case of Earth, the most common appearance is pseudo-Chinese. Although if people are born in a location with seriously high elemental essence then their hair color often turns out wrong, like people from the east often end up with green hair, people from the west with blue etc.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 10, 2015, 01:36:49 PM
The more of this world you show the more it becomes exactly the sort of fantasy style I love. It's awesome and I will probably end up drawing it :D
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GreyCaboose on February 10, 2015, 01:37:41 PM
I would want for the character to be 2. Is that okay?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 10, 2015, 01:39:50 PM
Yep, sounds good with me :)
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 10, 2015, 03:25:32 PM
The more of this world you show the more it becomes exactly the sort of fantasy style I love. It's awesome and I will probably end up drawing it :D

Trust me, I've only told you the most boring stuff. This is a world where the entire plots of Avatar the last airbender, Avatar with the blue people, Transformers, Naruto, Bleach and dragonball Z could all take place in the same world at the same time without interacting with each other. And if they did, it would make perfect sense within the rules of the game. And that's before the Deathlords, Yozi and fae get involved. At which point you can end up with Davy Jones fighting alongside/against Sauron and Peter Pan.

Also, artifact armor explained better than I ever could;

http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/30451664/images/1393275865677.jpg

Okay then, your character is dark skinned, with red-brown hair and a slight [at present] build.

Your thoughts turn back six months, to the night you exalted.

The pale, cool glow clung to your skin like melted wax.
"I...I'm a-"
Your masters nod. "That kata you've been having so much trouble with?" Master Bai says.
"That was a kata from Jade mountain style." Master Bingwen says.
"No mortal could possibly perform it." Says Bai.
"We knew you would either exalt, or die trying."
"Figuratively, right?" You say.
They look at each other and shrug.

You snap out of it.

There is a wooden gate in front of you. On the other side will be the courtyard where you first exalted. This is going to be a 'friendly' duel. Intended to entertain some visiting dignitaries.
But you aren't naive enough to believe that.
This is a test.
Neither you nor he have been given a mission for the clan since exalting. You've kept your ear to the ground and you're convinced there's a job to be done for an exalt.
And this is how they decide which one of you gets it.
You hear your name called by the herald.

It is?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 10, 2015, 03:27:40 PM
Ooooh, names are hard and usually take me like half an hour ._. I'll do this tomorrow then XD
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 10, 2015, 03:29:36 PM
I could suggest a few? [name on the left, meaning on the right]

1:Jinghua - Leek flower
2:Jinjing - Bright/clear crystal
3:Lanfen - Fragrant orchid
4:Lanying - Blue quartz
5:Mei - Red gem
6:Meifen - Fragrance of the plum

BTW, while other Exalted/your friends and family will casually call you by your name, filthy peasants and other such commoners will probably call you by what your name means/what they think it means as a title. E.g. Panzercrappitastica Bonechomper would be something like The Defecated War Machine that Consumes the Bones of the Fallen, or Grey Caboose would be The Shadowy Final Carriage of the Eventual Train.

These would all fit pretty well in a dynast family.
Of course, really powerful exalted tend to take titles.
Abyssal exalted [They won't be appearing in this story unless it goes on for a VERY long time] feed their names to the Deathlords [ghosts of the primordials that made creation. Since they didn't design the wheel of reincarnation for their souls to fit because they are unkillable, when the exalted kicked reality to the curb and straight up murdered about a dozen primordials their supergiant souls, several per primordial, were forced together outside of existence by a sort of melancholic gravity so strong that souls that are similarly, well, emo, started getting pulled out of the reincarnation cycle and end up there. This made the underworld] and then take REALLY long titles.
Like, The Boy with the Seven Word Name or The Bride Spattered with the Blood of the Damned or The Relentless Wielder of The Scythe With Faith in The Spreading Shadows, Who Has Cracked The Temple Of The Sun To Nothing And Bound Its Stones To Build His Tomb Banded With Straps Of Iron And Surmounted With The Bones of The Honoured Dead for example.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GreyCaboose on February 11, 2015, 12:40:17 AM
4, it's beautiful. But for a backup: 2, it also has a pretty meaning~
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 11, 2015, 01:24:41 AM
Okay I would have picked all the wrong sorts of names :P

I like 4 as well :)
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 11, 2015, 11:28:07 AM
4 it is!

"Lanying of the great house of Ledaal!" The herald cries.
The great cedar doors woosh open and you step through into a circular stone courtyard a little over 120 feet across surrounded by high walls. You smile as you spot the cracked paving stones where you exalted.
Because you exalted there.
It was awesome.

"And Mengyao... Um.... Also of the great house of Ledaal!" The gate at the other end of the courtyard swings open and he steps through. He's tall, taller than you at least, a shock of black quills hangs ridiculously off his grinning head.
Oh.
That's new.
You'd heard of how he had exalted, by grabbing a goremaul that weighed half a tonne and attuning to it in less than a second, long enough for him almost murder a visiting dignitary who had offended him.
And now he carries it resting on his shoulder; a six foot pole leads to a two and a half foot granite block.
He winks as the servants step forward and bind both of your chests and limbs with sarashi wrappings.

Sarashi: Light armor, three times a scene it can soak one point of bashing damage.

You tie your bo staff to your hip with a silk loop and adopt a ready position.
Master Bingwen claps you on the shoulder and heads to the dias where your fathers guests sit, watching.
Master Bai swats you over the back of your head. "I want to hear that bastards legs break. Got it?" He follows Bingwen.

Mengyao shrugs his hammer off of his shoulder and points it towards you. 'Feel lucky?'
You smile. 'Don't need to'
A gong rings and there's a loud WHUMP as he is engulfed by a ball of fire that spews out behind him in a cone that flings him towards you, skimming horizontally above the ground and bringing that hammer back to strike.

Here are your health stats.

BASHING:
5
LETHAL:
5
AGGRAVATED:
5
ESSENCE:
50

And your damage:
Fist: 2
Staff: 3

Your moves:

ILL LILY: [Needs contact with wood]

VEINS OF WOOD: By spending four essence you can cause a wooden object which you have contact with to become poisoned, dealing damage over time.
STEM, BRANCH AND LOG APPROACH: By spending ten essence you can use any wooden objects you can lift as weapons for the rest of the scene. [E.g. you can throw twigs or leaves with the force of throwing knives to deal lethal damage, use a table to deal bashing damage, etc]

JADE MOUNTAIN: [Needs bare hands]

BOULDER CRUSHING GRASP: You spend ten essence to rush forward for up to twenty meters and catch an enemy in a grapple. Grappling immobilizes an enemy and deals bashing damage every turn. This move charges your arms with the weight of boulders so that you can deal lethal damage.
SLIDING GLACIER GRIP: If an enemy rolls to successfully escape your grapple, you can spend ten essence to keep them pinned.

EARTH ASPECT CHARMS:

ARTILLERY CRAFTING FOOTSTEPS: If you spend ten essence then for the rest of the scene you can replace your regular attacks with long range stone projectiles. Maximum range is 30 meters, each deals 2 bashing damage.
MOUNTAIN OUT OF MOLEHILL ASCENT: By spending five essence you can raise a pillar of earth beneath your feet with enough force to throw you up to 30 meters in any direction.

Do you-?

1: Activate artillery crafting footsteps and attack him from range? [Minus ten essence]
2: Evade him before he lands?
3: Launch yourself towards him with mountain out of molehill ascent to fight him in the air? [Minus five essence]
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 11, 2015, 11:39:05 AM
3
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 11, 2015, 11:45:41 AM
[I'm going to try and hurry cause I'm going somewhere soon]

Essence rips from your feet, striking bedrock and bouncing back, carrying a column of granite that throws you up and forwards, the air whistles past your ears.
You have five meters left. You can see how his seemingly random flailing will bring his goremaul into your body with the force of a cannon in less than a second.

Do you-?

1: Deflect with bo staff?
2: Parry with fists?
3: Grapple him with boulder crushing grasp? [Minus ten essence]
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 11, 2015, 11:49:27 AM
1
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 11, 2015, 11:59:18 AM
You rip through the silk knot as you flick your staff forward at just under the speed of a cracking whip. There is a noise like a gunshot and you both find your forward momentum vanishing as you each get knocked back five meters and land with two 'thuds' that shake the paving stones.
'You should have brought a bigger stick' he says.
'I'm sure you hear that all the time' you snap.
You have moments before he's at your throat again, but the heft of his weapon gives you the slightest of speed advantages.

Do you-?

1: Rush him with boulder crushing grip? [Minus ten essence]
2: Attack him with veins of wood? [Minus four essence]
3: Avoid him with mountain out of molehill ascent? [Minus five essence, jump over his head to the other end of the arena]
4: Attack him with your fists, dodge his blows and strike back?

Current essence: 45/50
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 11, 2015, 12:11:57 PM
2
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 11, 2015, 11:12:07 PM
You blur forward, essence bubbles through your veins.

Current Essence: 40/50

The maul comes down, you twist to the left, it misses you by the barest fraction of an inch, tearing several strips of your sarashi free.
[Sarashi 2/3 remaining]
Your right hand snakes out and brushes the wooden haft of his hammer, sending a glowing thread of green essence lancing down the shaft, you catch a glimpse of the veins in his hands dilating and filling with diseased purple blood and then you're behind him, running essence through your bo, flicking it out in two lightning quick strikes that crack against his lower back and between his shoulder blades, purple veins spread from the impact points like shockwaves.
You gasp and skip to one side as he bounces the maul off the ground in front of him and swings it back your way.
It misses you by an inch, then bursts into flames as it cracks the pavers.
You smile. 'Do you want me to leave? You seem to have enough trouble fighting the ground'
Mengyao coughs up rose petals and rolls his eyes.

Do you-?

1: Use mountain out of molehill ascent to gain distance?
2: Attack with bo staff?
3: Use boulder crushing grip?
4: Attack with fists?
5: Retreat to gain distance?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GreyCaboose on February 12, 2015, 12:53:50 AM
5 is the most strategical move, in my opinion. Although I could be wrong, and if I am wrong, I'll use 1 as a backup plan.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 12, 2015, 01:16:21 AM
I'd say 5, too.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 13, 2015, 11:14:55 AM
You dive backwards, levering and pivoting your body out of the way of his attacks, kicking up a cloud of dust. He's changed tactics, shuffling forward in a series of carefully coordinated movements. to a mortal his attacks would seem random and savage. And in all honesty, they look the same to you.
'Stop. Being. FAST' he growls.
'Stop. Being. SLO-'
He lunges forward, letting his hand slide to the base of the haft and sending the head lancing towards your face.
You lean back, folding at the knees and then white hot pain lances through your skull as your head hits the wall behind you. You have less than a second to realize that whether he planned it or not there is no way you can move out of the way before-
The two and a half foot wide block of condensed granite on fire slams into your face at full speed. Teeth are forced back into your mouth, your gum splits and pink steam pours from open veins in your face as fire flows down your body like lava. The wall spiderwebs with cracks and you fall to the ground, smoking.
[On fire, will receive a point of damage per turn for the next two turns.]

BASHING:
1
LETHAL:
5
AGGRAVATED:
5

You hear someone snap their fingers and the flames go out. You force your blackened eyes open and climb to your feet as what was left of your sarashi turns to ash and crumbles away.
Mengyao raises an eyebrow at you and smiles. He grabs his tattered sarashi and pulls it off with a ripping noise.
'Fair fight' he says.
'You just wanted to take your shirt off' you say. Or at least you try.
All that comes out of your mouth is blood.
He retreats twenty paces and turns, assuming a ready position.
You stand up and pick up your bo from where you dropped it. You note with satisfaction that his eyes are still bloodshot from your poison.
This is bad, this isn't just a fight, it's a performance, and so far he's performed the role of a chivalrous warrior, you'll just have to hope that that isn't what the audience wants.

Do you-?

[Current Essence: 40/50]

1: Use mountain out of molehill ascent?
2: Attack with bo staff?
3: Use boulder crushing grip?
4: Attack with fists?
5: Use artillery crafting footsteps to attack from range?
6: Wait, force him to make the first move?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 13, 2015, 11:43:19 AM
Ouch D:

Um, 3
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 13, 2015, 11:54:42 AM
[Yeah, his goremaul deals four bashing damage per hit, and it's on fire.]

You spit out a mouthful of tooth and gum and re-tie the bo staff to your waist.

Mengyao sighs and holds his arms open. "What are you waiting f-?!"
He gasps, doubling over and clutching at his chest, his hand leaves the maul and covers his mouth. He retches and pulls his hand away.
In it is an open rose.
Now's your chance.

[Essence: 30/50]

You take one step and push essence from your feet faster than you thought was possible. Essence hammers through your veins, weighing down your blood like lead. It feels as though your heart is pumping barbells.
From that one step you are propelled forward fifteen meters in the blink of an eye, your shoulder slams into his breastbone and your arms lock around his midriff.
"What the-!?" His voice is cut off by a choking sound as you close your arms and a ribbon of blood is forced from his mouth.

You are now dealing lethal damage per turn.

You feel his body suddenly flare with heat.

That can't be good. He bends his legs and a wall of fire blasts from beneath his feet as he launches himself off the ground with you clinging to his waist.

[You are now on fire.]

Do you-?

1: Let go and fall to the ground?
2: Use sliding glacier grip and bring him down? [Minus ten essence]
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 13, 2015, 11:56:59 AM
Two. (*hopes I don't get us killed*)
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 13, 2015, 12:05:00 PM
[You take one damage from fire]
BASHING:
0
LETHAL:
5
AGGRAVATED:
5

You both blast straight up, carried on a pillar of agonising light, he flails, trying to shake himself free.
You don't let him. [Essence: 20/50]
You slide down until your hands are around his ankles.
And then you pull.
Your fall becomes a plummet and you slam his legs into the ground hard enough to bury him up to the knees in broken stone.
You straighten and grip him under the arms again.
"You've got to be kidd-"
You close your arms and a bucketfull of blood pours out of his throat and down your back. [Fire out]
'MEEP' he squeaks.
And then pain, agonizing, world destroying pain.

BASHING:
0
LETHAL:
3
AGGRAVATED:
5

Something is in your back. You cough up blood and correct your statement. Your lung something is in your lung.
You cry out in pain as it's pulled back out.
There is a moment where the only sound is the grinding of his ribcage compressing and the sound of your gasping.
You feel him raise his arms, they come down.
And you scream.

BASHING:
0
LETHAL:
1
AGGRAVATED:
5

There goes your other lung.

Do you-?

1: Give up and let go?
2: Finish this?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 13, 2015, 12:18:41 PM
1
I think I'm screwed O_O
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 13, 2015, 12:22:24 PM
Lol, I'm gonna wait for someone else to vote as well though. Oh, and if you run out of health, you don't die immediately, and this isn't a duel to the death, just letting you know.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 13, 2015, 12:24:16 PM
Ooooh, good. But if it isn't a duel to the death why did he just crush both our lungs? .-.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 13, 2015, 12:26:23 PM
If you want I can explain it in the question thread? It might take up too much space here.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 13, 2015, 12:29:02 PM
Yeah, sounds good.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 13, 2015, 01:47:31 PM
Is no one else gonna vote?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GreyCaboose on February 14, 2015, 02:14:56 AM
1. I vote 1.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 14, 2015, 10:21:11 AM
So that's two ones. Okay then, I'll write it up in a min.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 14, 2015, 02:41:35 PM
You let go, your arms drop to your sides like lead weights.
You're done.
Mengyao staggers backwards, his chest and face are plastered with gore, you can't imagine how you look.
He isn't holding his hammer.
You turn your head enough to realize that it is currently sticking out of your back like a flag.
Mengyao straightens up, you could be mistaken but you could have sworn your arms have left dents in his chest.
"Give up?" He says.

Do you-?

1: Say yes? [concede: fight over]
2: Say no then punch him?
3: Punch him then say no?
4: Use the hammer to attack him?
5: Use an ability? [state which one]

Current Essence: 20/50
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 14, 2015, 02:43:34 PM
4
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 14, 2015, 02:54:24 PM
You turn your face away from him, your back is still bowed by the weight of the hammer.
Suddenly you get an idea.
A stupid one.
Eh, why not.
You flex every muscle in your torso, crying out in pain as you do.
And then, you twist once, on the spot, as hard as you can.
You stop with an impact that tears things you don't know the names of.
You don't scream, you're far beyond that.
You can see the faces of your audience. All six of them have looks of utter disbelief on their faces. Masters Bai and Bingwen are collecting money from the dignitaries next to them.
You fall forward, letting out a whimper as the hammer is pulled from your back.
You land with your face jammed sideways.
'Now I give up.'
Out of the corner of your eye you see Mengyao standing with one corner of the hammer buried in his chest. His cheeks balloon outwards and he throws his head back and vomits liters of blood into the air.
Blood hits the ground like spring rain as he collapses flat on his back.
"Good...." You hear him gasp. "Good.... Job."
You win.
'Yaaaaaaay...'
You feel hands on you as your mind leaves the world behind.
What do you dream about?

1: Your childhood?
2: The time you first met Junjie?
3: The time you first met Niu?
4: A dragon?
5: An insect?
6: A brightly colored bird?
7: A yeddim?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 14, 2015, 02:57:07 PM
2
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 14, 2015, 03:04:48 PM
You were young. Much younger.
Back when you used to play.
Well, not really play.
You need other people for that.
You used to just, walk. Walk for miles in fact. Up the mountain along the old dusty tracks.
Your guards didn't approve of it, thought the dusty roads up the sheer cliffs were too dangerous. But you never went after rains when the slipping mud could send you falling, or in the snow when ice would drag your feet from under you or cold rain would kiss you to death. You went in the autumn when the cold wind set the leaves on fire, or in the hot sticky summer when soft, warm pollen turned the air into one big hug.
And beyond the cliffs were forests, old, yet young forests of valuable, aromatic trees. They used to be harvested for sap and oils until one of your ancestors declared them protected.
You would clamber up their ancient limbs, reading the names carved into their skin, occasionally adding your own.
You found your parents names once, you told yourself to ask them about it, but you never did.
One day, you went further than the trees.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 14, 2015, 03:09:45 PM
There was a dent in the mountain. You'd heard the servants say it was where a god had struck the earth in his wrath. They said he'd broken the sacred stones and his hand had given birth to his sons.
They said that one had gone up the mountain and fought with the wind and lighting.
They said that one had gone down the mountain and piled new mountains.
They said that one had stayed behind, in love with all that was quiet and broken.
The dent was a canyon over a hundred meters wide that stretched for a mile up the mountain side, beginning just beyond the fragrant woods. You used to look up at it from your window, until one day, you decided to climb it.
And so you did, slowly and carefully. There were ridges, pits, sheer drops, this was not the gentle hiking you were used to.
And then the rain began to fall.
It didn't scare you.
And then the wind grabbed at you like a hand, and the lightning split the world.
That scared you.
The storm grew, until you were huddled on a ledge, soaked to the bone, shivering, hugging your knees to yourself and waiting for the end to come.
There was a clicking, like spider on glass.
And then, in the middle of a storm that was surely going to end the world, something poked you.
"Are you dead or living?" it asked in a tone that was conversational and calm, yet could be heard above the wind and thunder.

What did you say?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 14, 2015, 04:48:51 PM
"I'm...alive."
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 15, 2015, 12:07:39 AM
"Thank heaven for that, otherwise I'd have wasted my time." A thin, bony arm wrapped itself around your waist,
And pulled you off the ledge.
You flailed and wailed and whacked at the arm holding you, bruising your arms in the process.
You started moving up the cliff, one jerky step at a time.
"Are you quite finished yelling?" Lightning struck, you caught a glimpse of a mane of green hair and you screamed again.
Your climb seemed to go on forever.
You opened your eyes, and saw the ground straight beneath you, covered with frost, there were trees around you, old twisted things like grasping hands. You were being carried in the crook of an arm by a creature who walks up cliffs through an ancient forest at the uttermost tip of the scar left on Creation by the fist of an angry god in middle of the biggest storm in years.
Cool.
What do you say?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 15, 2015, 01:50:56 AM
"Who are you?"
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 15, 2015, 11:16:37 AM
"Oh, well, you can call me Junjie."
The stars were blotted out as he carried you into the gaping mouth of a cave, the wind was briefly even more fierce as it slashed into the hollow space ike wine filling a cup but then he, Junjie stepped behind a tall, black stone at the back wall of the cave and stepped into a tunnel opening about the size of a wide door. It was perfectly square, yet you couldn't see any toolmarks on it. He turned right, and then left, then left twice and right again the air became quiet, dark and dry.
You shivered with delight, it was like pulling the blankets over your head when you were scared.
Not that you did that anymore.
"But what are you?" He said.
"Don't you mean who?" You said.
"No, what? I'm assuming you're human? What are you then, a child or some sort of midget? How many autumns have you seen?"

How many? [Any number from 6 to 14]
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 15, 2015, 11:28:52 AM
Um, eleven.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 15, 2015, 11:38:51 AM
"Huh, I remember my eleventh autumn. I hated that autumn."
He dropped you and you skinned your knee on the floor. "Owch!" You cried.
"Well, we're here." He said.
"Were is here?"
"My home, sort of. You can stay here until the storm is over. Unless you want to climb down in this weather. Personally I wouldn't recommend it."
There was silence for a while, you sat cross legged on the smooth stone.
"So..." You said.
"What is it?"
"Do you have a light?"
"Oh, right, you can't see can you?"
"No."
There was a clicking noise, sparks fell like comets and suddenly a small, hot jet of yellow fire snapped at the air inches away from your feet. You yelped and shuffled back.
"Sorry." he said.
You took a chance to look at him in the dim light. His hair was long and of the strangest color, a sort of pale green, like spring grass, the same color as his eyes. He was skinny, almost unbelievably so and there was something off about his skin itself. It was sort of, you couldn't really put it into words.
(http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/typemoon/images/b/b0/Enkidu.png/revision/latest?cb=20150509155435)
"What are you?" You said.
"A god." He said.
"Oh." You said.
"A god of stone. Perhaps you've heard of me?" His tone was almost pleading.

What do you say?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 15, 2015, 11:40:30 AM
"I might have. I can't remember."
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 15, 2015, 11:51:12 AM
He sighed. "No, you probably haven't. No one remembers me anymore. I don't even have a proper cult, just one little shrine down the mountain. You probably passed it on your way here?"
You shook your head. "I don't remember seeing it."
His shoulders sank. He reached into the darkness, you heard stone moving on stone and his hand came back with a little, beautifully carved silver bottle. He unscrewed the lid and poured a thimbleful of a glowing blue liquid into it.
He threw his head back and downed it in one gulp. He shook the bottle, it didn't sound like there was much left.
He put the bottle to one side and just sat there.
"I'm scared." he said.

What do you say?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 15, 2015, 12:02:14 PM
"But you're a god."
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 15, 2015, 12:06:00 PM
He smiled sadly. "That's why I'm scared. How much do you know about the gods?"

What do you say?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 15, 2015, 12:20:19 PM
"I know some."
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 15, 2015, 12:32:51 PM
"Well then, stop me if you've heard this before. We each do our part to hold our domain together, in exchange we require the worship of humans. The prayers of humans to heaven become quintessence, it's what we feed off of." He shook his bottle. "Quintessence then gets divided up among gods who need it. It's sort of like giving money to the poor." He sighed. "Prayers given to a specific god become ambrosia. If quintessence is water ambrosia is wine."
He hugged his knees to his chest. "It's been years since I've had any ambrosia, and I've been sent less and less quintessence every year."
He was quiet for a little while, the only sound was the crackle of the fire, steam rose from your clothes as you dried.
"I'm not," he said, "I'm not.... I'm not really necessary. The monks of the immaculate faith usually make sure that locals give their gods all the worship that they need but, they don't need me. I can't give them anything they want so they've just, forgotten all about me. Honestly I don't know how long I have until some bureaucrat in heaven 'forgets' to send me my rations. I'm scared."
He fell silent.

What did you say?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 15, 2015, 12:47:44 PM
"Oh."
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 15, 2015, 12:52:33 PM
"Yeah."
He shook himself. "Anyway! This really isn't your problem. You look cold, care for some heavenly tea? I have a little left over, I've saved it for a special occasion, and well, you're the first guest I've had in years. Would you like some?"

1:Yes
2:No
3:Heck yes
4:Heck no
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 15, 2015, 01:13:39 PM
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Post by: GeeBeezy on February 24, 2015, 10:33:23 AM
He placed an iron kettle over the fire where it hovered in the air. He opened a small box full of a green powder that grew arms and legs and leaped into the kettle, you heard the little creature scampering about inside, making little mewling noises as the kettle heated. He poured water that smelled oddly sweet into the kettle. The powder creature flailed at the air, bobbing up and down on the surface until it sank and fell apart, dying the water a deep, golden-green. A fragrant aroma filled the air. He poured two cups and handed one to you.
'Cheers!' He said brightly, and you clinked your cups together before he took a sip of the pungent brew. You regarded your cup with something in between suspicion and distaste.
'Is something the matter?' He asked.
'What was that thing?'
He shrugged. 'A little god'
'Why did you kill it?' It all seemed rather cruel to you.
He shrugged again and took a sip. 'The same reason humans kill cattle; as a sacrifice to our bellies'
You put yours down. 'I don't want any'
He licked his lips and drank some more. 'Then it died for nothing'
You took a small sip, it tasted like a combination of meat and mango and lit a warm glow in your belly that sang through your veins.
He smiled. 'It's good?'
You smiled and nodded.
He finished the last of his tea and stood. 'You should get some rest, I'll wake you when the storm clears'
You nodded and took another sip of the tea.

*****

You couldn't say exactly when you'd fallen asleep, but you woke up in a dell near the base of the mountains scar. High cliff walls covered in pine trees surrounded you, you were lying on a small stone bridge over a little moat that surrounded a rocky island with what looked like a shrine on it.

Did you-?

1: Leave?
2: Examine the shrine?
3: Look around more?
4: Pray at the shrine?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 24, 2015, 12:01:36 PM
[Vote plz  ::) ]
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 24, 2015, 12:18:30 PM
(I was busy ::))

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Post by: GeeBeezy on February 24, 2015, 12:27:05 PM
The shrine is a waist high rectangular block of stone surrounded by a little wooden fence with a few decaying prayer strips nailed to it, on the altar there is a scorch mark in the center. In front of it there is a rickety wooden table with a long box and a few incense stands, this must be Junjies shrine. It doesn't look like many people have prayed here, and not for years.

Do you-?

1: Leave?
2: Look around more?
3: Pray at the shrine?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 24, 2015, 12:28:07 PM
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Post by: GeeBeezy on February 24, 2015, 12:32:56 PM
You opened the box to reveal a half dozen slightly moldy incense sticks. You put four of them in a brass holder on the table and lit them with a flint and steel tied to the box.
The incense rose in a quivering column.
You put your hands together and bowed. 'Thank you for the tea'

Do you-?

1: Look around more?
2: Wake up?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 24, 2015, 01:07:53 PM
Hm. 2.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 24, 2015, 01:16:45 PM
You open your eyes slowly.
Then you jerk your head to one side as a blade buried itself into your pillow.
You roll forward and to your feet, dropping back into a defensive posture. You relax as master Bai sheathes his sword and smiles, tilting his head to one side.
'Not bad, but you still need work. Awareness is one of your domains as a chosen of the Earth Dragon, it would be disrespectful to the dragon to be anything less than perfect.'
Your hand goes to your stomach, moving so quickly hurt. You reach tentatively for the wounds on your back, only to find smooth, unbroken skin.
'You've been asleep for two days. Most of your wounds are healed but you should be careful, take some time to get back in the swing of things.'
You bow. 'Yes master'.
He turns to the door, then smiles over his shoulder on the way out. 'You won by the way'

What first?

1: Play dressups choose an outfit?
2: Look around your room?
3: Find something to eat?
4: Head to the training grounds? [Choose new charms to learn]*
5:Go find your father?
6: Consult the monks?
7: Visit the stables?
8: Visit the warstrider stables?


*Exalted abilities are refered to as charms
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 24, 2015, 01:25:29 PM
5
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Post by: GeeBeezy on February 24, 2015, 01:36:15 PM
You leave your room and head up stairs, and up stairs, and more stairs, passing monks who incline their heads to you in passing. Eventually you reach the central chamber of the highest tower. The roof is covered in a crystal dome that keeps track of and displays in color coded essence grids the positions of the stars, planets and comets while the floor is paved in a map of creation. Several monks are carrying scrolls and magitek equipment to and fro, maintaining the delicate machinery of the manse and recording sensor readouts. You see your father pacing the floor in a flowing robe with a screen in hand, he doesn't look like he's had much sleep.

Do you-?

1: Greet him?
2: Read the screen over his shoulder?
3: Surprise him?
4: Ask a monk something?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 24, 2015, 01:39:43 PM
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Post by: GeeBeezy on February 24, 2015, 01:52:50 PM
'Good morning father!'
He turns and smiles wanly, the bags under his eyes have deepened. 'Lanying! It's good to have you back among us. I trust you slept well?'
You nod. 'For two days apparently'
His face creases with concern. 'And your wounds?'
You smile. 'Better'
He shakes his head. 'Incredible, any mortal would have died a dozen times over'

You say-?

1: 'Well I'm no mortal, and I think I'm starting to grasp what that means'
2: 'What's that you have there?'
3: 'You look worried, what's wrong?'
4: 'Do you have any instruction for me?'
5: 'Has anything happened while I've been asleep?'
6: two or more of the above?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 24, 2015, 02:00:24 PM
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Post by: GeeBeezy on February 24, 2015, 02:07:54 PM
'You look worried, what's wrong?'
He swipes his hand across the crystal pane in his hands and the text minimizes to a tiny box. He smiles, he's bad at lying. 'Nothing' He looks up at the star dome. 'Nothing at all. Oh, your victory was very impressive! Or so I hear, I am sorry that I couldn't make it myself but there was a truly fascinating surge of activity around Mars... Anyway, was there anything in particular you wanted to ask me?'

1: 'When did you last sleep?'
2: 'What have the stars been telling you?'
3: 'Any word from the local gods?'
4: 'What do you think I should do?'
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 24, 2015, 02:27:42 PM
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Post by: GeeBeezy on February 24, 2015, 02:31:39 PM
'Well..... That's a loaded question'
You sigh and put one hand to your forehead. 'Father...'
'But there's no time! If was limited to telescopes then I could sleep during the day but the manse lets me read the skies all day and all night! I could miss out on crucial developments!'
'Father you aren't an exalted! Your body needs sleep!'
'Not as much as you think, you may be exalted but-' He relaxes and smiles genuinely. 'I still can't believe that you've finally exalted'
You blush and look at the floor. He puts one hand on your shoulder. 'I'm so proud of you'

1: Hug
2: Thank him
3: Leave
4: 'So what have the stars been telling you?'
5: 'Any word from the local gods?'
6: 'What do you think I should do?'
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 24, 2015, 02:33:14 PM
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Post by: GeeBeezy on February 24, 2015, 02:35:57 PM
You hug
It's totally emotional
Your father winces. 'What's wrong?' you say.
'Just worried that you might hug me like you did Mengyao' He kisses you on the forehead.

1: Thank him
2: Leave
3: 'So what have the stars been telling you?'
4: 'Any word from the local gods?'
5: 'What do you think I should do?'
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 24, 2015, 02:39:42 PM
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Post by: GeeBeezy on February 24, 2015, 02:43:18 PM
He looks worried. He scratches his beard and opens the text on his device. 'Honestly? I have no idea. Minor and major variations are occurring across the sky, nothing spectacular, but stars have just randomly decided to alter their courses, follow new patterns. It doesn't make any sense.'
'Is that bad or good?'
'Impossible to say really'

1: Thank him
2: Leave
3: 'Any word from the local gods?'
4: 'What do you think I should do?'
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 24, 2015, 03:07:09 PM
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Post by: GeeBeezy on February 24, 2015, 03:15:00 PM
'Yes actually, apparently someones been interfering with the domains of a few forest and crop gods in the valleys.'
'Interfering?'
He nods, 'Yes, an essence user of some kind, if you ever find yourself with the time I'd appreciate if you could investigate.'

1: Thank him
2: Leave
3: 'What do you think I should do?'
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 24, 2015, 03:20:56 PM
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Post by: GeeBeezy on February 24, 2015, 03:26:45 PM
'Well, your time is your own to spend, but If I were you I wouldn't be surprised if a certain messenger arrived requesting an audience with certain village chiefs who may have been very impressed by a certain exalted. They'll most likely want to speak with you as soon as they realize you're up and about, but don't take any nonsense from them! They're village elders, not even dynasts. And you are an exalted of the great house of Ledaal. Take some time out and try to meet with them at about midday, or don't, it might do the situation some good if you let them stew for a bit, establish dominance early on. It's entirely your decision.'

1: Thank him
2: Leave
3: Both
4: Other? [You choose]
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 25, 2015, 10:41:41 AM
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Post by: GeeBeezy on February 25, 2015, 01:08:21 PM
You thank him
Gratitude levels go through the roof
He's feels totally appreciated
It's pretty intense

You've exhausted pretty much everything you can do here. So would you like to-?

1: Play dressups choose an outfit?
2: Look around your room?
3: Find something to eat?
4: Head to the training grounds? [Choose new charms to learn]*
5: Try to read the stars yourself?
6: Consult the monks?
7: Visit the stables?
8: Visit the warstrider stables?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 25, 2015, 01:12:47 PM
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Post by: GeeBeezy on February 25, 2015, 01:17:39 PM
You find an empty dining room and wait.
A servant catches sight of you and within minutes the table has been set and they await your order.
House Ledaal are excellent hosts.
Just the best.

But what do you feel like?

1: A lavish banquet? http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2013/189/7/b/food_by_6doug9-d6ckr8o.png
2: A spartan dish with no excess? http://dpgeorge.net/tofu/images/tofu-16.jpg
3: A simple breakfast? http://www.susanbkason.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Chinese-breakfast-at-the-Pen.jpg
4: Beautiful food? http://en.bcdn.biz/Files/2013/11/19/3f162ac3-4e26-4324-ba9a-d5f558f1caff.jpg
5: Something exotic?
6: Liquid breakfast? [booze] http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/life/images/attachement/jpg/site1/20101207/0013729e4a580e681c4921.jpg
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 25, 2015, 02:09:16 PM
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Post by: GeeBeezy on February 25, 2015, 02:20:47 PM
Some people say restraint is close to divinity.
Those people are not Exalted.
You start with the waffles, soft and warm and served with cream and fruit. You put the roasted and caramelized flower aside for later as you pour almost half the boat of a purple drink that tastes like spicy chocolate down your throat. You munch on a loaf made of fruit ash coated in hardened cream.
Behind you a pair of servants are talking, their voices are faint, even to your hearing, but you possess an awareness charm that could let you eavesdrop on their conversation.

VOICES IN AN ECHOING WELL FOCUS: Cost; five essence
Effect: Magnifies the voices of any group of people the dragon blooded focuses their attention on. This cannot be used on large groups such as crowds without blurring the individual voices. Maximum range of one hundred meters.

Use charm?

1: Yes
2: No
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 25, 2015, 02:22:39 PM
Uh, how much essence do I have left? Or does it replenish because I slept for two days?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 25, 2015, 02:28:30 PM
Tis full, sleep is the quickest way to get it back. But I kinda sped up your rate so you could do stuff today. Normally you would get back about ten per day, unless you have a hearthstone.
Your manse has a hearthstone you should totes ask for it
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 25, 2015, 02:29:38 PM
In that case I will use the charm. And I shall pursue the hearthstone at a later time.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on February 25, 2015, 02:37:29 PM
Good girl.

Very well then. Current Essence: 45/50

Essence pulses from your feet and reports on the slightest vibrations in the walls, floor and ceiling. You focus it around the two serving girls.

'-Just vanished! No one knows where.'
'Could he be dead?'
'Well, they found blood in the house, but no body!'
'What sort of bandit breaks into a house and only steals a body?'
'I don't know, I don't think I want to know. But whoever they are has done it five times before!'

Huh, that is odd. Still, village crises usually get handled by the legions guards. All though you have to admit, it does sound, well, a little unusual.

1: Question the servants personally?
2: Finish breakfast?
3: Finish breakfast and question the servants personally?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 25, 2015, 02:45:57 PM
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Post by: GeeBeezy on February 25, 2015, 02:49:35 PM
'You two!' You called. The servants jerked to attention and shuffled forward with their heads lowered, one held a bowl of water and the other a towel. Now you recognize them, they wash your hands.

Do you-?

1: Invite them to join you, send for breakfast?
2: Reprimand them, how could they have thought they could keep secrets from an exalt?
3: Reprimand them, how could they keep something this important from you?
4: Demand details on what they were talking about?
5: Combination of any of the above?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 25, 2015, 02:51:43 PM
1 and 4
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 25, 2015, 03:01:08 PM
'Please, sit down' They glance at each other, then sit, careful not to touch you.
You gesture to another servant. 'Another one of these,' you gesture to your breakfast, 'For each of them'
He bows, leaves, and an awkward silence begins.
'Now,' you say, 'While we're waiting, who has been going missing and where.' You lean forward and smile. 'I need details.'
They are silent for a moment, and then one of them speaks up.
'I am from palemarsh milady. People have- people went missing from the fields, first one, then another, then another, we thought it might be wolves, but then houses were broken into, two of them. We don't know why or how, we just find the doors broken with nothing missing but the owners. I am sorry milady, that is all I can tell you.'
You nod and smile. 'That's all I needed to hear.' Their breakfast arrives and they tuck in, first slowly, then as they finally realize that it's really for them they practically wolf it down.
You finish your own breakfast, first you work your way through the barge of baked fruits topped with sweet nectar, then you finish off the cream with dried fruit and sit back, nibbling on the flowers and petals it was served with, which to your delight have been candied.
The servants stand and bow, you realize they are waiting for your permission to go. 'You are dismissed' you say. They bow again and back out of the room.

So, now what?

1: Choose an outfit?
2: Head to the training grounds? [Choose new charms to learn]*
3: Consult the monks?
4: Visit the stables?
5: Visit the warstrider stables?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 25, 2015, 03:07:30 PM
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Post by: GeeBeezy on February 25, 2015, 04:50:20 PM
Realizing that you're still in your bed clothes you head back to your room to find something to wear. You jump the railing to the lower half of your room and close the screen to your garden, not that you don't love the sound of the fountain, you just aren't about to flash any passing servant. You open a screen built into the wall and reveal several wooden chests. You open them and take a deep sniff of the aromatic timber.

It's that time again ladies and gentlemen!

Choose a style to try on:

1: Seductive  ;)
2: Classy  :-*
3: Casual  :)
4: Tough  8)
5: Old fashioned  ::)
6: Common   ???
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 26, 2015, 10:22:22 AM
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Post by: GeeBeezy on February 26, 2015, 11:33:46 AM
[Aaaanyone else?]
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 26, 2015, 12:44:09 PM
[Alrighty then]

The dress you select is a mountain of silk layers, folded, tucked and tied in every conceivable manner and dyed in deep reds and blues with silver constellations on the chest and back. You take a spin, enjoying the 'woosh' of the weighty fabrics. It's utterly beautiful, but not exactly resilient, it would be useless in a fight but perfect at a party. You give off an image of high fashion and elegance, your clan is somewhat set back but you are by no means paupers.

Keep this outfit?
Or try-?

1: Seductive  ;)
2: Classy  :-* [already wearing]
3: Casual  :)
4: Tough  8)
5: Old fashioned  ::)
6: Common
7: Combination
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 26, 2015, 01:03:52 PM
I'm curious what "old-fashioned" looks like in this world.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 26, 2015, 01:15:41 PM
You choose an elaborate, symbolic piece embroidered with flowers, birds and minor spiritual beings. The dress is downright regal, a work of art that speaks of almost two thousand years of culture, this dress is a replica of a piece worn before the Balorian crusade and the birth of the Realm itself! It is a prime example of the distinctive fashion of the center of the world and the element of Earth.
However it is confining beyond belief, and its flowing train could trip a goddess of footwork. Not that you couldn't fight in it, just not without tearing it in some pretty important places that should not be torn, originally your feet would be bound to fit into the tiny shoes designed to fit this dress, but the binding takes months to years, and you would heal overnight, undoing all the work. As a diplomatic outfit it speaks of tradition, nobility and the past, with both the negative and positive connotations that they bear.
You wrap your red hair into an elaborate sequence of knots that before exaltation would require the help of three servants and attach the headdress.

(http://world-culture-research.org/culture/200912/2009121531051.jpg)

Do you keep this outfit?

Or try-?

1: Seductive  ;)
2: Classy  :-*
3: Casual  :)
4: Tough  8)
5: Old fashioned  ::) [Already wearing]
6: Common
7: Combination
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 26, 2015, 01:18:33 PM
3. These are very cool clothes :D
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 26, 2015, 01:26:35 PM
[And don't forget, you're trying to impress people AND tiny bored spiders :p ]

You laugh as you change out of the massive cloth prison. You pick out a pair of green leggings with yellow cord bindings, http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140320044218/darkskies/images/f/ff/Shaolin_Monk.jpeg bind your chest and abdomen with sarashi [light armour: can reduce bashing damage by one point three times per scene] and pull on a light green coat with a yellow trim [light armour, can be used to distract enemies instead of a regular attack at any time] that reaches to just above your knees over all, letting it hang from your shoulders.
There are silk ties on the belt for your bo and a heavy leather wallet is tied at the back. You tie back your mane of wavy red hair in a simple pigtail. You feel lighter, tougher, fiercer and more capable. This is something you can fight, ride horses and climb walls in. You project an image of ease, capability and casualness, with all of the negative and positive connotations associated. You come across as relaxed but can also portray a lack of care or seriousness.

Do you keep this outfit?

Or try-?

1: Seductive  ;)
2: Classy  :-* [already wearing]
3: Casual  :)
4: Tough  8)
5: Old fashioned  ::)
6: Common
7: Combination

[Also, remember, you can come back and change your outfit at any time, and if you want a different version of a style you can have one]
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 26, 2015, 01:29:42 PM
I think I'll go back the classy one.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 26, 2015, 01:40:44 PM
You wrap yourself back up in the mountain of cloth and tradition. Albeit a very very pretty mountain. You think this will do, you are meeting with dignitaries today after all. In fact your father mentioned a messenger.
You walk [slowly and carefully] to the door and open it just as a tall boy with pale skin and red hair tries to knock on it, misses and knocks you on the forehead.
He freezes, his jaw drops and his face turns paler.
Mortals have been killed for less.
'I-' he stammers.

What do you do?

1: Flirt with him?
2: Laugh, put him at ease?
3: Scowl, warn him, set the tone?
4: Smile and push past him?
5: Ask what it is he wants?
6: Combination of any of the above?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 26, 2015, 01:56:12 PM
2 and 5
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 26, 2015, 02:05:37 PM
You snort despite yourself and actually have to lean against the door frame as you're hit by a fit of giggles.
'I'm so s-!' He starts, you just hold up one hand. 'It's fine, really'
You take a deep breath. 'Now, what was it you wanted?'
You clears his throat. 'Uh, I am delivering a message.'
You nod. 'Ah, you're the servant for those-?' it strikes you that you don't actually know who they are.
'The delegates of the farmers union? No, actually I was under instruction by your father to intercept him and deliver the message myself. The delegates wish to respectfully inform you that they were greatly impressed by your prowess and that they humbly request an audience to discuss a matter of mutual benefit. If you wish to see them now then I can escort you to where they are dining?'

Do you-?

1: Go with him now?
2: No, you want to do something else first [if so, what?]
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 26, 2015, 02:06:32 PM
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Post by: GeeBeezy on February 26, 2015, 02:12:35 PM
You incline your head and smile. 'Lead the way Mr-?'
He smiles. 'Agni' He bows in a manner you haven't seen in a while, one arm in front, one arm behind, bending at the waist; northern style. 'My name is Agni'
'Lead the way Agni'
You move along sedately, these aren't clothes you can rush in. Your deportment lessons come flooding back, not that you enjoyed them much, but really, if you can hold a horse stance with each foot on a pole ten feet off the ground while balancing a plank on your thighs and a sword on your wrists you can balance a few books on your head.

On the way you-?

1: Examine him?
2: Ask him about himself?
3: Ask him about the delegation?
4: Ask him for advice?
5: Remain silent?
6: Question him as to why your father gave him those orders?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 26, 2015, 02:26:43 PM
[Yeah, it's official, no one will ever vote but Panzer

(http://i.imgur.com/Mq4E6ub.gif   http://www.funnyjunk.com/funny_pictures/4562351/Leonardo/20#20) ]
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 26, 2015, 02:49:55 PM
3

(Where did everybody go? D:)
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 26, 2015, 03:00:37 PM
[*Rolls on floor wailing* THEEEY HATE MEEEEEEEEE. Nah, apparently massive text walls aren't for everyone, who knew right?]

'So, the farmers union?' you say.
He nods. 'Aye, they're a conglomerate of representatives of three interdependent leagues of farmers, each responsible for a different valley that technically belong to your clan, however they're self governing, only paying the occasional tax to the clan chieftain and one of the valleys pays tax to your honorable father. However, a few decades ago a series of scandals and murders removed the clan officials in charge of the day to day running of the valleys from power, they were temporarily replaced by village headmen elected by the farmers themselves. This 'temporary union' has been in control for about twenty years. These men are minor officials in the union, nobody of real importance, but a string of disappearances across the valleys has occurred.'
'Wait,' you say, 'I thought there were five disappearances, and they were all from the same village?'
He shakes his head. 'There are a dozen or so villages per valley, overall the number of vanishings hit one hundred last week.'

1: Examine him?
2: Ask him about himself?
3: Ask him for advice?
4: Remain silent?
5: Question him as to why your father gave him specific orders?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 26, 2015, 03:06:07 PM
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Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 26, 2015, 03:14:55 PM
'So, you seem to know them better than me, any advice?'
He looks surprised, but recovers quickly. 'Well for your entrance remember that this is your family manse and you are graciously deigning to grant these petty officials a brief audience after your spectacular victory; you are in charge, don't throw your weight around or you might trip, if you know what I mean. But nonetheless, the ego of the unionists has been growing with every passing year that the 'temporary' becomes closer and closer to 'permanent'. They will try to treat you like an equal and like a child, don't let them do either. Let them introduce themselves, don't ask, and don't introduce yourself, they know damn well who you are, or they should at least. Lastly, whatever you do, don't threaten them physically, and especially not politically, they've spent twenty years making sure that they're legally untouchable, we suspect they had outside help with that.'
You raise an eyebrow. 'We?'
He blushes. 'That is to say, the clan.'

Do you-?

1: Examine him?
2: Ask him about himself?
3: Remain silent? [Arrive]
4: Question him as to why your father gave him specific orders?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 26, 2015, 03:23:24 PM
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Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 27, 2015, 12:50:15 PM
You arrive at the dining room and wait to be announced. This is, in itself something of a degradation, your father would have sat down to calligraphy or poetry or something equally impressive before sending for them, keeping them waiting a few minutes, before graciously admitting them without leaving his task.
He's better at this than you, you think so at least.
Agni steps into the room and bows, central style this time. 'Lanying of the great House of Ledaal' He says.
You enter, the three scholar-officials in their blue robes and tall, black hats rise from their seats to bow to you, you incline your head to them.
One of them speaks up. 'Ah! Lanying! So glad you could join us, please, sit, is there anything we can get you? Lunch perhaps?'

You say-?

1: 'I doubt it, everything you have has been provided for you by my family'
2: 'Your kindness is too great! I have already eaten, but I thank you'
3: 'You honor me with your kind offer, I accept'
4: 'Perhaps, perhaps not, maybe we should wait until after we have discussed a matter of great urgency'
5: 'You have been keeping secrets from me'
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 27, 2015, 12:59:42 PM
2

(I think I may be making Lanying excessively polite.)
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 27, 2015, 01:11:36 PM
[I think you just summed up Realm politics but yeah, overly polite makes some sense, socialization isn't an Earth aspect skill, so it makes sense I guess]

There was chorus of ah's and fatherly smiles and one of them commented on your lovely dress, you thanked him and you sat on your knees carefully, in a position that left the train of the dress largely curled around you like a shell. One of the officials nodded to a pair of men seated by guqin and they began to play.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qC5oafRNE-4

'Now,' the first man said, he had a short, neat black beard and blue eyes, his skin was slightly pale, almost eastern. 'Now that we have music and full bellies, we wondered if we could entreat you to consider a proposition that we wish to present on behalf of our independent union'.

Independent? Very interesting.

You say-?

1: 'I have heard of the temporary farmers union, but what is this independent union you speak of?'
2: 'It would be my honor to hear the request of so many'
3: 'Please, let's not waste any time, continue'
4: 'Ah, does it, by any chance, have anything to do with these disappearances I've been hearing so much about?'
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 27, 2015, 01:14:41 PM
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Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 27, 2015, 01:25:37 PM
You ask your question politely and with an innocent smile. Black beards smile freezes slightly, you see the other two glance at each other and one of them starts coughing loudly.
The first one laughs after a moment, a light sound like a mouse coughing. 'Ah, you see, I meant, we meant independent from the other two unions.'
'There are three unions?' You ask, one eyebrow raised. 'It must get confusing' There is a moment of polite laughter.
'Actually,' black beard says, 'There are technically four; the unions of each valley, and then the league formed by the three of them combined.'
'But I thought you said you were independent?'
He smiles indulgently, 'We are independent of any direct interference in our affairs by the other two unions, largely by mandate of your most honored family.' You sense the slightest amount of distaste in his last words, his must be the valley who pays tax to your father.

1: 'I see, forgive my interruption, you were saying?'
2: 'How exactly does this, "union" process work?'
3: 'I apologize, please forgive my ignorance'
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 27, 2015, 03:13:59 PM
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Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 27, 2015, 03:36:25 PM
Black beard nods. 'We of the three valleys have been experiencing a crime wave. Normally we would of course be entirely able to hand any criminal on our own,' of course you would 'but considering the fact that the exact same pattern of incidents has occurred across each of our valleys, we thought this could represent a threat to our patrons, and thought it best to present the matter to an authority better suited to such matters.'
You're somewhat impressed at his ability to ask for help without asking for help.
The official with a coiled white beard is staring into his tea cup. 'We'll pay you of course'
Black beard looks startled by this, he laughs nervously. 'Please forgive my comrade, he means of course that as befitting custom we would present any party that resolved the situation with a handsome gift, a token of thanks and goodwill, nothing as pedestrian as payment. More of items of personal or cultural value rather than something as petty as mere coin!' He laughs at the mere thought.

1: 'Of course, that sounds entirely reasonable'
2: 'I require no payment for protecting lands that rightfully belong to my father'
3: 'Really? Because it sounds as though he meant payment.'
4: [To white beard] 'How much?'
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 28, 2015, 01:31:35 AM
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Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 28, 2015, 12:52:32 PM
Black beards face reddens. You've made a genuine gaffe this time. This could get very awkward very quickly-
White beard speaks up, still staring at his cup. 'A manse and its hearthstone'
Black beard turns to him, his face incredulous. You have a second before he speaks.

1: 'Deal'
2: 'No deal'
3: 'No deal' [Name a different price]
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 28, 2015, 01:39:44 PM
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Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 28, 2015, 01:44:49 PM
'Deal' You say. White beard reaches over and you shake hands. He sculls the tea and sits back as black beard just stares at him incredulously.
You stand and bow. They all bow back after a brief delay. 'I think this has gone quite well' You say. White beard nods and raises his cup to you. Black beard opens his mouth to say something-
You leave, Agni follows you out and you can practically feel his eyes on you.
'Well,' He eventually says, 'Good job'
'Thank you' You say.

1: 'I need a drink'
2: 'I need a fight'
3: 'I need to get something else on, this dress is killing me'
4: Other? [You decide]
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 28, 2015, 02:23:22 PM
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Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 28, 2015, 02:28:54 PM
You head back to your bedchambers. You open the panel to your wardrobe and-
'Do you mind?' You say to Agni.
'Mind what mila-' He blushes and does an about turn. 'Right, sorry, gone' He shuts the doors behind him, a little loudly.

Do you try-?

1: Seductive  ;)
2: Classy  :-* [already wearing]
3: Casual  :)
4: Tough  8)
5: Old fashioned  ::)
6: Common
7: Combination
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 28, 2015, 02:47:30 PM
Let's go back to casual.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 28, 2015, 02:53:23 PM
To say you feel better in these is an understatement. You stretch and treat yourself to a quick backwards handspring. You put your hands on your hips and smile.
Better.
You tie your bo to your hip and turn to the door, you wonder if Agni's still out there and just how long does he intend to follow you around for?

Do you-?

1: choose an outfit?
2: Look around your room?
3: Head to the training grounds? [Choose new charms to learn]*
4: Consult the monks?
5: Visit the stables?
6: Visit the warstrider stables?
7: Other? [you choose]
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 28, 2015, 02:55:06 PM
Can I see the hearthstone? :)
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 28, 2015, 03:02:50 PM
[Your wish is my command. Literally, you are the only voter, this thread is literally your plaything. And that just terrified me as I typed it  :o ]

You head to the same wide, spiraling staircase, that if followed upwards leads to your father in the observatory. But you follow it down for at least eight floors, countless doors lead off on to acres of geomantic infrastructure.
Eventually you reach the base, you enter a chamber paved in a crystal mosaic that channels light in the colors of the five maidens.
At the center of the chamber is a pentagonal altar with an orb on it. The orb looks more like a hole into the night sky, and depending on where you stand, you can see different stars in it.
You should ask your father for permission to attune to it, while you don't have any equipment with a hearthstone socket the essence boost would still be extremely useful. The fact that the defense systems have allowed you this close say a lot, but attunement is a big deal.

1: choose an outfit?
2: Look around your room?
3: Head to the training grounds? [Choose new charms to learn]*
4: Consult the monks?
5: Visit the stables?
6: Visit the warstrider stables?
7: Other? [you choose]
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 28, 2015, 03:07:29 PM
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Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 28, 2015, 03:15:59 PM
The training grounds are in the lower levels of the Manse, in this case, a single basalt plate that extends slightly over the deep, cold waters of the lake. The air here is calm, cool and scented with flowers and pines clinging to the cliff walls. You find your masters playing chess.
'About time you got here' Master Bingweng ways.
'I wasn't aware you were expecting me' You say.
Bai smiles. 'Good, that means we're doing our job right'
You sit cross legged and watch them play a few turns. 'So-?'
Bingweng takes Bai's rook. 'If you've made a contract with those unionists then you'll need to train beyond the pitiful level you were at when you fought Mengyao'
Bai nods. 'When do you intend to leave?'

1: Today
2: Tomorrow
3: The day after
4: Other?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 28, 2015, 03:17:27 PM
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Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 28, 2015, 03:28:52 PM
Bai nods. 'I see'
'We'll have time enough to teach you a thing or two then, what do you want to know?'

CHARMS:

As an Earth Aspect, you specialize in the following skills;

Awareness
Craft
Integrity
Resistance
War

Which are you interested in viewing available charms for?
OR I can post them all at once, but there will be a text wall to end all text walls.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 28, 2015, 03:34:46 PM
Um, let's start with craft.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 28, 2015, 03:42:16 PM
Bingweng raises an eyebrow. 'Crafting eh? Well, there's worse things you can do with your gifts. Earth is the element of substance, crafting is just bringing out the true potential and strength of substance' He unrolls a parchment covered in old realm glyphs and mathematical diagrams of density and fragility.

You have five available points overall. Each ability costs one point to learn.

1: FLAW FINDING EXAMINATION

Cost: 2-5 Essence

The Dragon-Blood may attempt to find the weak spot in some object. If the Dragon-Blood wishes to eliminate the flaws in an object, they must spend essence and roll a die. With a success, damaged items are repaired instantly, although some things might be so damaged that this Charm must be used multiple times. If the Dragon-Blood wishes to strike at the item’s weak point, any damage inflicted on his next successful physical attack against the object is doubled. If used against armor or a weapon, treat this as a disarming attempt, with a success destroying the item.

Using this Charm requires the Dragon-Blood to spend at least one minute examining the item to be affected. It costs two essence if he can physically touch or handle the item or five essence motes if he must study it from a distance.

2: SHAPING HAND STYLE

Cost: Five Essence per tool

The skill of a Prince of the Earth is so great that she doesn't even need tools to do her work. The Dragon-Blood can enchant one of her hands so that it will perform the functions of a tool—a pickax, a hatchet, a hammer, etc.—while still functioning normally as a hand. The hand does not alter its appearance. Instead, invisible Essence flows around the hand to solidify in the shape of the desired tool according to the Dragon-Blood’s will, dissipating into nothingness whenever she wants to use her hand for any normal purpose. The Charm must be used twice to affect both hands, and if the Exalt wishes to change tools, she must use the Charm again. The Charm can be used to transform the Dragon-Blood’s hand into a deadly weapon such as a hammer or a pickaxe, adding a maximum of +2 bashing or +1 lethal to her unarmed attacks, depending on whether the tool is bladed or not.
In addition to its martial utility, this Charm provides a +3 bonus to Craft rolls that could logically benefit from the emulated tool.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 28, 2015, 04:09:06 PM
Will I ever get more points, or is five all I have for the rest of eternity?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 28, 2015, 04:17:14 PM
Lol, you will get more points, you just have to earn them. So, if you have a bunch of fights or do something awesome etc; you'll be able to buy some more charms.
E.g. So far you've;
1: Exalted
2: Beat the crap out of Mengyao
3: Won some political maneuvering
So I figured I'd let you pick a couple things so you can start growing your character.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 28, 2015, 04:35:53 PM
Okay, good to know :)
Can I see the resistance stuff?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 28, 2015, 04:47:10 PM
Sure!

Bai nodded. 'As you wish' He placed a pyramid of metal on the ground that displayed three dimensional essence readouts on muscle and bone tensile strength and essence flow through the body.

1: UNEATING EARTH MEDITATION

Cost: 10 Essence

The Earth needs no nourishment. Nor do the Children of Pasiap. While this Charm is active, the Dragon-Blood does not require food or water and suffers no ill effects from hunger or thirst. After a number of days [equal to your maximum essence divided by ten], however, each additional day inflicts one level of bashing damage on the Dragon-Blood, which cannot be healed while the Charm is in use.

2: STRENGTH OF STONE TECHNIQUE

Cost: 20 Essence

Like the element they emulate, the Children of Pasiap are pillars of strength and endurance. The Dragon-Blood must meditate for a moment while holding and contemplating some piece of earth as small as a pebble. Thereafter, he can add one dot each to his Strength and Stamina for the remainder of the scene. He can also grant one dot in Strength and Stamina to a number of additional people equal to his maximum essence divided by ten, at a cost of four additional motes per person. To do so, all persons affected must hold hands with a pebble clasped in each pair of hands. An individual can benefit from this Charm only once per scene. [Current strength = 2 current stamina = 3 after charm strength = 3 stamina = 4]

3: OX BODY TECHNIQUE

Cost: N/A Passive

While the Terrestrial Exalted do not have the infernal resilience of the Anathema with whom they fight, their capacity to endure punishment is still far greater than that of mortal men. This Charm grants Dragon-Blooded additional health levels. Each time this Charm is taken, the Dragon-Blooded gains five of each type of health.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 28, 2015, 04:55:21 PM
Oooh, the ox body thing looks cool :)
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 28, 2015, 04:57:11 PM
It's the most popular resistance charm in the game. Literally every type of Exalted can learn it, it's the 'little black dress' of charms.

U want one? :3
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 28, 2015, 04:57:44 PM
Sure :)
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 28, 2015, 05:01:24 PM
Okay then!

Points remaining: 4/5

Current health=

Bashing: 10
Lethal: 10
Aggravated: 10

What next?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 01, 2015, 01:33:21 AM
Integrity?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 01, 2015, 09:14:29 AM
(https://emptystress.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/not-entirely-sure-whats-going-on.gif)
I heard there was ability-choosing...?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 01, 2015, 09:24:07 AM
Yeah. Um. I'll try to explain. I may fail XD
So we have five points to spend on a new ability (for now). I already picked one, so now we have four. There's different categories that they're in which are these:
Bai nods. 'I see'
'We'll have time enough to teach you a thing or two then, what do you want to know?'

CHARMS:

As an Earth Aspect, you specialize in the following skills;

Awareness
Craft
Integrity
Resistance
War

Which are you interested in viewing available charms for?
OR I can post them all at once, but there will be a text wall to end all text walls.

The craft charms are these:
Bingweng raises an eyebrow. 'Crafting eh? Well, there's worse things you can do with your gifts. Earth is the element of substance, crafting is just bringing out the true potential and strength of substance' He unrolls a parchment covered in old realm glyphs and mathematical diagrams of density and fragility.

You have five available points overall. Each ability costs one point to learn.

1: FLAW FINDING EXAMINATION

Cost: 2-5 Essence

The Dragon-Blood may attempt to find the weak spot in some object. If the Dragon-Blood wishes to eliminate the flaws in an object, they must spend essence and roll a die. With a success, damaged items are repaired instantly, although some things might be so damaged that this Charm must be used multiple times. If the Dragon-Blood wishes to strike at the item’s weak point, any damage inflicted on his next successful physical attack against the object is doubled. If used against armor or a weapon, treat this as a disarming attempt, with a success destroying the item.

Using this Charm requires the Dragon-Blood to spend at least one minute examining the item to be affected. It costs two essence if he can physically touch or handle the item or five essence motes if he must study it from a distance.

2: SHAPING HAND STYLE

Cost: Five Essence per tool

The skill of a Prince of the Earth is so great that she doesn't even need tools to do her work. The Dragon-Blood can enchant one of her hands so that it will perform the functions of a tool—a pickax, a hatchet, a hammer, etc.—while still functioning normally as a hand. The hand does not alter its appearance. Instead, invisible Essence flows around the hand to solidify in the shape of the desired tool according to the Dragon-Blood’s will, dissipating into nothingness whenever she wants to use her hand for any normal purpose. The Charm must be used twice to affect both hands, and if the Exalt wishes to change tools, she must use the Charm again. The Charm can be used to transform the Dragon-Blood’s hand into a deadly weapon such as a hammer or a pickaxe, adding a maximum of +2 bashing or +1 lethal to her unarmed attacks, depending on whether the tool is bladed or not.
In addition to its martial utility, this Charm provides a +3 bonus to Craft rolls that could logically benefit from the emulated tool.
The resistance charms are these:
Sure!

Bai nodded. 'As you wish' He placed a pyramid of metal on the ground that displayed three dimensional essence readouts on muscle and bone tensile strength and essence flow through the body.

1: UNEATING EARTH MEDITATION

Cost: 10 Essence

The Earth needs no nourishment. Nor do the Children of Pasiap. While this Charm is active, the Dragon-Blood does not require food or water and suffers no ill effects from hunger or thirst. After a number of days [equal to your maximum essence divided by ten], however, each additional day inflicts one level of bashing damage on the Dragon-Blood, which cannot be healed while the Charm is in use.

2: STRENGTH OF STONE TECHNIQUE

Cost: 20 Essence

Like the element they emulate, the Children of Pasiap are pillars of strength and endurance. The Dragon-Blood must meditate for a moment while holding and contemplating some piece of earth as small as a pebble. Thereafter, he can add one dot each to his Strength and Stamina for the remainder of the scene. He can also grant one dot in Strength and Stamina to a number of additional people equal to his maximum essence divided by ten, at a cost of four additional motes per person. To do so, all persons affected must hold hands with a pebble clasped in each pair of hands. An individual can benefit from this Charm only once per scene. [Current strength = 2 current stamina = 3 after charm strength = 3 stamina = 4]

3: OX BODY TECHNIQUE

Cost: N/A Passive

While the Terrestrial Exalted do not have the infernal resilience of the Anathema with whom they fight, their capacity to endure punishment is still far greater than that of mortal men. This Charm grants Dragon-Blooded additional health levels. Each time this Charm is taken, the Dragon-Blooded gains five of each type of health.

And we now have the Ox Body Technique. I have no idea how much sense that made :P Questions?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 01, 2015, 12:30:56 PM
That was an excellent summary Panzer.
But yeah, if you want to figure it out in bite sized chunks just read the last page or two.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 01, 2015, 02:18:35 PM
I've scared everyone off I KNEW THE TEXT WALLS WERE A BAD IDEA
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 01, 2015, 02:21:18 PM
I'm not scared off! I'm just waiting to see the Integrity options :P
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 01, 2015, 02:30:02 PM
Oooooh, right, forgot.

Bingweng had you assume the horse stance, as you went to stand up he shook his head. 'I meant with your mind'.

INTEGRITY:

1: UNSLEEPING EARTH MEDITATION

Cost: 10 Essence

By bolstering her body and spirit with the inviolable spirit of the Earth Dragon, the Dragon-Blood using this Charm can go without sleep for 25 hours without any ill effect. The character suffers no penalties for lack of sleep or fatigue and is fully alert at all times. The Exalt must still rest due to exertion, however. The Dragon-Blood can use this Charm for a maximum number of sequential days equal to her Integrity+Essence divided by ten without ill effect. Thereafter, every additional day the Charm is used causes the Exalt to lose three bashing damage per day, and health lost cannot be regained until after the Exalt has slept for 24 uninterrupted hours.

2: Oath of the Ten Thousand Dragons

Cost: N/A Passive

The devotion of the Princes of the Earth to their charges is unshakable. The Dragon-Blood holds a heightened sense of loyalty to a particular group of people . The group may be the Dragon-Blood’s House, his unit or ministry, his sworn brotherhood or even the Dragon-Blooded as a whole, although there is obvious danger in becoming preternaturally loyal to very large populations. Likewise, this Charm can be purchased multiple times representing occasions when the Dragon-Blooded swears a new oath of loyalty. The group to which the Exalt swears loyalty cannot be changed after it is chosen. When the Dragon-Blood is confronted by social attacks that go against his loyalty to his chosen group, he automatically boosts his Mental Defense to counter the attack. The bonus can be added only once, even if the group he is being asked to betray falls under multiple groupings. That is, if a Dragon-Blood who has sworn loyalty to House Tepet and loyalty to the Third Legion is being manipulated into betraying a fellow soldier who is also a Tepet, the Dragon-Blooded still applies his bonus only once.

3: TEN THOUSAND DRAGONS FIGHT AS ONE

For the duration of a scene, a Dragon-Blood can instantly dedicate herself to a new Intimacy—loyalty to another Dragon-Blood in her immediate vicinity. By doing so, the Dragon-Blood treats the loyalty as an additional Intimacy, with all the benefits and drawbacks thereof. There need be no particular form of connection between the Dragon-Blood and her new Intimacy—indeed, she might not even know his name—but the fact that he is a fellow Terrestrial is a source of comfort and strength to her. A Dragon-Blood may forge a number of new Intimacies equal to her Conviction during a given scene. Any attempt by another party to force the Dragon-Blood to act against the target of their intimacy will boost their Mental Defense.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 01, 2015, 02:55:28 PM
Uh, what's the bonus for the Oath of the Ten Thousand Dragons?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 01, 2015, 02:59:36 PM
Yeah, integrity is basically about resisting mind control and other stuff, I haven't worked out all the details about it, but it's much harder for someone to force you to do something that goes against an 'intimacy' [e.g. your rivalry with Mengyao is a moderate negative intimacy, if someone tried to force you to be friendly to him you'd probably be able to resist it] the Oath of the Ten Thousand Dragons lets you create new intimacies. Like you can buy it once to, lets say, get an intimacy towards your entire house, at which point, you will become honor bound to the oath of loyalty, but it will also be very difficult for anyone to force you to betray them, even magically. It's a little obscure but it can come in handy.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 01, 2015, 03:24:18 PM
...I do not understand that well enough to make a decision XD Uh, can I see the war stuff?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 01, 2015, 03:30:43 PM
Lol, don't worry, let's just say that for now [minor spoilers] you won't need integrity for a while.

Your masters opened the autobiography of a famous military leader.

[note: Your 'Anima' is an effect that materializes if you spend large amounts of essence, as an Earth Aspect the first tier is that anyone who comes into contact with you is sent staggering and it takes effect once you have spent 40 essence or more]

1: ENFOLDED IN THE DRAGONS WINGS

Cost: One essence per unit

It is difficult to achieve success as a military commander if one cannot avoid immolating one’s own troops. For each mote committed, the Dragon-Blood may temporarily render one soldier partially immune to the damaging effects of her elemental anima. The nature of this Charm is such that a Dragon-Blood can only protect a mortal soldier who is considered at least nominally “under her command.” Therefore, neither bystanders nor fellow Exalts can be protected by it. When the Charm is activated, all participants must be holding hands.

Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 01, 2015, 04:00:52 PM
Well, I don't have any soldiers under my command. I think :P Can I see the awareness?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 01, 2015, 08:45:24 PM
You closed your eyes and focused on 'opening the eyes of your skin' as Master Bai put it.

1: ALL ENCOMPASSING EARTH SENSE

Cost: Five Essence

The Earth whispers to its children and warns them of the footsteps of those who approach with hostile intent. While the Charm is in effect, the Dragon-Blood cannot be surprised by any means. The Charm draws upon the intimate connection between the Earth Aspect and the ground beneath his feet, making them as one. Consequently, in order to use this Charm, the Exalt’s feet must rest on the ground. “The ground” includes earth, grass or the lowest floor of a building, but if the Dragon-Blood is at sea, up in a tree, on an upper level of a building or simply resting with his feet propped up on a table, the Charm confers no benefits. The Dragon-Blood may extend this benefit to companions at a cost of five extra motes per person, affecting a maximum number of people equal to his Essence. [Note: If the character is rendered blind, the duration of the charm goes from 'scene long' to 'infinite']

2: SENSE-RIDING TECHNIQUE

Using this Charm, a Dragon-Blood can ride the senses of another being. The subject must be within the Exalt’s line-of-sight when the Charm is activated. Thereafter, the Exalt can see, hear, touch, smell and even taste whatever the subject experiences, provided that the subject remains within a number of miles equal to the Exalt’s Essence divided by ten. When the Charm is activated, the Terrestrial’s player and that of the subject make opposed  rolls. The Exalt’s player must get at least a success to enact the link. If the two tie, there is no effect. If the Exalt loses and the intended subject is also an Exalt, the subject rolls for the subject to know that someone was attempting to ride his senses. Mortal characters have no chance of knowing what the Exalt attempted.

The Terrestrial must maintain concentration for the duration of the Charm, and even riding on a slow-moving horse or sitting in a sedan chair can cause her to miss important details. Any actions more complicated than that are completely impossible. Furthermore, the Exalt is at a penalty to remain aware of events happening around her own person. The Dragon-Blood cannot use any Charms or spells “through” the person she is riding, nor can she understand any languages she doesn't know even if the subject does know them. The Exalt can, however, gain the benefits of any supernatural improvements the subject makes to his own Awareness.


Okay guys, that's all the skill groupings for your aspect, you can buy skills from other aspects but it costs more points and I'm not going to allow it at first because it will make things even more confusing and this way you can focus on getting your heads around being an Earth Caste. You guys really should chat with each other about the sort of character you want to build. So far you're a martial artist heir, but do you want to be an Toph style rock tosser who sees through her feet? Go with Awareness, do you want to be a freakishly resilient wrestler? Go with Resistance. Of course, if you go with different Awareness charms you can become a spy who rides the minds of her victims in to the hearts of their bases, stealing their secret passwords, seeing where they stash their coin etc. Or if you want to lead groups of mortals then go with war. Take your time, and remember that buying charms unlocks more powerful ones, you're looking at the first tier.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 02, 2015, 01:37:07 AM
So should I wait and see if Cat's coming back?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 02, 2015, 07:55:48 AM
I'm here! I tried to read all of this last night, but failed. I think....I sort of get it? ??

So...what do we have?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 02, 2015, 07:56:56 AM
Still just Ox Body Technique. But we need to figure out what sort of stuff we want to be able to do so we can decide what to put points in.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 02, 2015, 11:31:35 AM
*Pushes them together* NOW SPEAK
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 02, 2015, 11:45:00 AM
Well Pan...you've been reading all of this...what do you think would work best?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 02, 2015, 11:48:19 AM
This is not about efficiency, this is about wish fulfillment and in general awesomeness.  :P
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 02, 2015, 11:54:47 AM
Yeah I have no idea what would work best XD I'm still going off what sounds cool :P The All Encompassing Earth Sense seems like it could be fun.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 02, 2015, 11:55:37 AM
It's literally what Toph does. And if you get blinded it becomes permanent, at which point you are literally Toph.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 02, 2015, 11:57:02 AM
I have no idea who Toph is .-.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 02, 2015, 12:05:34 PM
She's a blind earthbender from Avatar The Last Airbender

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukr5c07gaUI
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 02, 2015, 12:07:08 PM
Ah. I should really watch that at some point .-.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 02, 2015, 12:13:32 PM
Oh, and lastly, your Aspect powers.

1: PULVERIZATION DEFENSE

Cost: Ten Essence

You strike the ground, disintegrating a section of stone. All enemies within five meters of you get staggered and a dust cloud extends from the impact point for twenty meters in every direction. The dust cloud lingers for three turns.

2: PREGNANT EARTH GAMBIT

Cost: Ten Essence

This charms allows you to use Mountain Out of Molehill Ascent on any ally or enemy within thirty meters of your location. Allies get launched wherever you please while enemies roll to dodge, if they fail they receive five points of bashing damage and get launched half of regular distance [fifteen meters].
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 02, 2015, 12:26:35 PM
Sense Riding Technique sounds cool
Ah. I should really watch that at some point .-.
Saaaame .-.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 02, 2015, 12:38:08 PM
With Pulverization Defense, is the dust sort of like a smokescreen?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 02, 2015, 12:41:03 PM
Exactly like a smokescreen. I should have written that down, anyone within the cloud is choking for the first turn [so they're immobilized] but for the next two turns they're blinded. You are not affected by the choking but you are blinded. Although All Encompassing Earth Sense will still work normally.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 02, 2015, 12:42:08 PM
Oooh, that sounds really cool :) What do you think, Cat?
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Post by: GeeBeezy on March 02, 2015, 02:16:19 PM
Cat?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 02, 2015, 02:34:07 PM
Caaaaat?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 02, 2015, 02:35:17 PM
CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT

http://media.giphy.com/media/E3lrCGStamMik/giphy.gif
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 02, 2015, 02:35:32 PM
I'M HERE

Sounds good :)
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 02, 2015, 02:37:11 PM
Okay, so you guys wanna buy it?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 02, 2015, 02:37:43 PM
Yeah!
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 02, 2015, 02:42:34 PM
Okay! Current points: 3

You've bought: Ox body technique [1] and Pulverization Defense

You've unlocked the next charm after Pulverization Defense

1: GAIA'S GRASP

Cost: Five Essence

By spending Five Essence you can grapple a target within forty meters of you, the target rolls to dodge, if they fail the earth opens up around their foot then closes, pinning them until they successfully roll to break free. Deals two bashing damage if they are caught.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 02, 2015, 02:44:20 PM
So do we buy it?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 02, 2015, 02:45:06 PM
If you want, if you mean Pulverization Defense then yes, you already did.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 02, 2015, 02:46:07 PM
Oh, k. So how many more things can we buy?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 02, 2015, 02:46:53 PM
Three, oh, and I forgot to mention, ox body technique can be bought three times.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 02, 2015, 02:57:58 PM
Aaaand I also forgot to mention that Earth Shaping Footsteps can be bought two more times as well, as it is it lets you shoot rocks instead of regular attacks, if you buy it again you throw a really big rock in the time it takes to do two attacks, this rock deals five bashing damage instead of two but it can only be aimed at one unit at a time.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 02, 2015, 03:31:54 PM
Can I buy Sense Riding?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 02, 2015, 03:33:36 PM
Sure, why not?

Current Points: 2

You've bought Ox body technique lvl 1, Pulverizing defense and Sense Riding technique.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 03, 2015, 10:53:24 AM
Coolness. Cat, what do you think of All Encompassing Earth Sense?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 03, 2015, 12:43:47 PM
Me gusta. Let's go with it.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 03, 2015, 12:46:12 PM
Okey dokey, you now have pulverizing deefense, ox body, sense riding technique and all encompassing earth awareness. You have one point left.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 03, 2015, 12:49:21 PM
I have no idea what else to spend that point on :P
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 03, 2015, 12:51:59 PM
Take your time bud  :)
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Post by: Catvomitsky on March 03, 2015, 12:53:48 PM
Hmmmmmmmmm...
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 03, 2015, 12:54:53 PM
Hmmmmmmmm
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 04, 2015, 12:37:55 PM
Soooo, one point left.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 04, 2015, 12:41:30 PM
...could we save it and pick later? :P
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 04, 2015, 12:42:38 PM
You may.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 04, 2015, 12:54:52 PM
I'm game with that.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 04, 2015, 01:01:10 PM
Tis settled.

You spend the rest of the day locked in a horse stance with your eyes closed, using the vibrations emenating from your attackers feet to prepare you for their attacks. Your masters tell you that this is the first, and easiest stage of Ox bode training; being beaten with bamboo swords for an entire day. But by the end of it, you realise that you have been pushed further would ever have been previously possible for you. You straighten up slowly and painfully at the end of the day, before collapsing flat on your back and gasping for breath. You hear your masters pack up and leave.

What do you do?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 04, 2015, 01:28:31 PM
Lie there to catch my breath.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 04, 2015, 01:32:26 PM
That is a good plan.

You just lie there, letting the cool air fill your burning lungs as you stare up at the stars. They seem to come out earlier aroungd the manse, and they seem somehow more colorful, blues and reds and greens rather than pure white.

Do you-?
1: Fall asleep
2: Go to bed
3: Go to the baths
4: Find something to drink (as in alcohol)
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 04, 2015, 01:33:05 PM
3
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 04, 2015, 01:36:59 PM
Sure. 3.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on March 04, 2015, 01:53:00 PM
You take a sniff and wrinkle your nose in disgust. So that's why it's called ox body. You limp through the manse, trying to avoid servants and family members until you arrive at the baths. You remove your clothes and wash away the worst of the dust and sweat under a grille that sluices you with lukewarm water. After that you put on a fluffy, heated towel with an odd pattern sewn into it.
[Artifact towel: Very, VERY light armor, infinite times a scene it grants plus 1 to preservation of modesty]
You enter the bath itself, a large, round pool of steaming water surrounded by cherry trees. You step in and let out an ecstatic sigh as you immerse yourself up to the chin.
'Evening'

Do you-?
1:Scream
2:Say hello
3:Remain silent
4Check who it is
5:Leave
6:Combination
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 04, 2015, 02:16:30 PM
1 and 4
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 04, 2015, 02:22:34 PM
6, specifically 1 and 4 like Pan said
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Post by: GeeBeezy on March 04, 2015, 05:10:42 PM
You scream, he mimics you and rolls his eyes..
Whoever he is you haven't met him before, have you? He looks oddly familiar but you can't quite place him. His skin is pale, almost like a northerner, but his hair is tied in an eastern topknot. It's easily the most absurdly detailed hairstyle you've ever seen, it looks like a potted plant. He's lounging back as if he owns the place, the water covers him up to his armpits.
As the bath was designed to be communal several precautions were taken during it's construction, essence from the manse is piped here to heat the water and to fuel an enchantment that keeps the surface of the water utterly flat unless acted on by a human and another that makes it look like a night sky, this makes anything under the surface utterly invisible. He beckons and a little wooden barge filled with drinks is rowed over to him by a pair of clockwork apes.

'Got that out of your system?' He asks. He pushes the boat towards you, the clock monkeys backpedal and stop it a foot or two away from you.

Do you-?

1: Ask him a question [you decide which]
2: Take rice wine
3: Take soju
4: Take lotus wine
5: Take whiskey
6: Take fruit nectar
7: Wave the boat away, you aren't thirsty
8: 'NOPE' Scream again
9: Combination
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 04, 2015, 11:47:46 PM
6 and 1 - ask him who he is?
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Post by: GeeBeezy on March 05, 2015, 12:03:04 PM
You take a sip of fragrant nectar from a cup fashioned from a living flower. 'And you are?'
He picks up a wooden glass of whisky and raises it to you. 'Now if you'd asked me before round nine but after round four I'd have given you a hilarious answer, but now?' he tosses the cup away. You notice that several dozen are floating in the water around him. There is probably more alcohol in his bloodstream than there is water in this tub.
He raises another cup and smiles. 'Nice work with the unionists before'

1: Thanks
2: No seriously, what's your name?
3: Why do you care?
4: Are you allowed to be here?
5: I did do pretty well
6: Other
7: Combination
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 06, 2015, 11:34:25 AM
2
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Post by: GeeBeezy on March 06, 2015, 12:04:18 PM
He smiled briefly and took another cup. The clock monkeys started paddling after the floating cups.
'You know, if someone obviously goes to a lot of effort to appear suddenly and mysteriously then they probably don't want to tell you their name.' He drained the cup and added it to the fleet. 'Or are very drunk. Or both'
He cleared his throat and reached behind him, grabbing another towel off of a neat pile behind him.
'What I want to know, is how do these towels work?' he said.
You raise an eyebrow. 'What do you mean?'
'I mean I started lurking here about three hours ago, I was ready to leave two hours ago.'
You grin, that happened to you once. Or twice. Maybe three times. 'You can't get it off can you?'
He shook his head. 'Nope. Why is that?'
'They're artifact towels' You say.
He looks at you askance. 'You're kidding me'
You shake your head. 'The bath was installed when we were expecting visitors from an eastern satrapy.'
'Easterners like their baths' he says.
You nod. 'And they expected my father and mother to join them. Understandably my parents wanted to avoid the prospect of towels slipping so they had a few hundred of these custom made. They attune to your soul within seconds and adjust their size and length to cover anything unfortunate'
He nods. 'I see' And then he throws one straight at you.
You hear water splash.

Do you-?

1: Duck?
2: Dodge right?
3: Dodge left?
4: Jump backwards out of the bath?
5: Jump straight up?
6: Catch the towel?
7: Punch through it?
8: Remain still?
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 06, 2015, 12:09:27 PM
7. I kind of want to show off badassery.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on March 06, 2015, 12:13:25 PM
[You are learning quickly.]

You stand, launch yourself forward and punch as hard as you can straight into the center of the towel, twisting from the shoulders to the hips to the ankles and putting your full weight behind it. Your fist hits something hard and you hear a crunch and then the air is filled with fibers as the towel explodes away from the meeting point of your fists.
You let the impact throw you back into a sitting position, crossing your legs in a lady like fashion and as you do so you kick one leg above the surface of the water and drive your foot straight into the center of his chest as he dives forward, arresting his momentum. He swings his right arm across his chest, swatting your left leg away.
You use the momentum to bring your right foot up and into the base of his breastbone, your leg is forced back to your chest.
You push back harder.
You hear his breath leave him with a 'woosh' as he is forced back, raising a bow wave in the water.
You cross your legs in a lady like manner because you are a bloody lady gods damnit.
He smirks but his hand goes to the mound of black and blue flesh growing on his chest.
You smile and give him a little wave.
He throws the towel back at you.

Do you-?

1: Duck?
2: Dodge right?
3: Dodge left?
4: Jump backwards out of the bath?
5: Jump straight up?
6: Catch the towel?
7: Punch through it?
8: Remain still?

Combined with-?

1: Epic battle cry?
2: *Sigh* 'Not this shit again....'?
3: *Sigh* 'Bored now'?
4: *Yawn*?
5: Combination?
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 06, 2015, 12:14:46 PM
5 and 1
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Post by: GeeBeezy on March 06, 2015, 12:23:21 PM
You bring your feet beneath you and jump, screaming a battle cry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5h4f3NZYuWA

He dives beneath you, the towel folding in half over his knee. He skids to a stop at the edge of the bath with a towel in each hand.
You have roughly a second before you are in his striking distance and he in yours.
Do you-?

1: Kick downwards?
2: Turn in the air and go for a jab at his head/upper body?
3: Flip and land in spa [waist high water, gain distance]?
4: Body slam, flatten him?
5: Parry?
6: Block?
7: Grapple?
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 06, 2015, 12:25:29 PM
4
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Post by: Catvomitsky on March 06, 2015, 12:26:32 PM
Sure, 4
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Post by: GeeBeezy on March 06, 2015, 12:28:49 PM
[Earth is: The element of substance, strength and resilience. Is not: Subtle]

You twist in the air, falling face first, arms held wide.
He folds down to his knees and straightens his body with his fist held up.
It hits you in the stomach.
Hard.

Current Health:

Bashing: 8
Lethal: 10
Aggravated: 10

You fold in half over his fist. He twists his wrist and you go sailing into the bath, face down.

Do you-?

1: Dive?
2: Get up and block?
3: Get up and charge?
4: Use a charm?
5: Other [you decide]?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 06, 2015, 12:29:55 PM
5: "Seriously, who are you and why are you in my bath?"
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 06, 2015, 12:33:57 PM
He freezes. He thinks for a moment. He relaxes and scratches the back of his head, avoiding your eyes. 'Okay, when you put it like that it sounds really-'

1: Sneak attack?
2: Yell 'Sneak attack!'?
3: Cross arms and tap foot impatiently because you need explanations now dangit?
4: Grab the towel from the water and throw it at him?
5: Use boulder crushing grasp? [Minus ten essence]?
6: Use mountain out of molehill ascent [Surprise attack from above, minus ten essence]?
6: Use world shaping footsteps [ranged attack, minus ten essence]?
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 06, 2015, 12:34:42 PM
3
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Post by: GeeBeezy on March 06, 2015, 12:40:31 PM
You frown. You fold your arms over your chest and tap your foot impatiently. 'Well?'
He grins sheepishly. 'Well the thing is-'
You are doing your absolute best to appear utterly unamused and it really isn't hard. You're tired, you're grumpy and every part of you aches from training.
But then you feel it, almost like a fishhook in your brain, tugging at your eyeballs.
It surely must be some charm of unbelievable power.
The pressure builds in your brain until it all boils down to one choice.
Do you-?

1: Look at his abs?
2: Don't look at his abs?

Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 06, 2015, 12:49:04 PM
2
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Post by: GeeBeezy on March 06, 2015, 12:51:48 PM
Okay, go here; http://www.roll-dice-online.com/

And set it to

30
3
1

And press roll, then post your results here  :P
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 06, 2015, 12:54:01 PM
24 - 12 - 26
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Post by: GeeBeezy on March 06, 2015, 12:55:10 PM
Okay, anyone else gonna roll?
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Post by: Catvomitsky on March 06, 2015, 12:58:24 PM
Wait for meeeee

Okay, did it: 21 - 11 - 8
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Post by: GeeBeezy on March 06, 2015, 01:06:20 PM
Okay then.

That is;

Two successes
One critical success
Two failures.
Close one, but you successfully resist the Unnatural Metal Influence.

With a titanic force of will you keep your eyes locked on his.
His face goes from bashful to serious. He raises an eyebrow. 'Impressive, I didn't think you would be capable of that'
He drops back into a ready position. 'You want to know who I am? Fight me, that is the only way to find out'

1: 'Very well'?
2: 'I refuse'?
3: Use charm [You decide]?
4: Other?
5: Combination?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 06, 2015, 01:57:33 PM
2
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Post by: GeeBeezy on March 06, 2015, 02:02:40 PM
He frowns. 'Oh, okay then, I guess I'll just be going then' He turns to leave, then grabs a towel and throws it at your head.
You roll your eyes, 'Really?'
You grab the towel out of the air, step to one side as he hurtles past you in a flying kick, grab his leg by the ankle and the back of his towel, you twist once and throw him a good fiteen feet through the air. He splashes down and vanishes beneath the water.
'Honestly, that's getting seriously old' You say.
Something grabs your leg.

Do you-?

1: Allow yourself to be pulled under, you can't see him from up here?
2: Use mountain out of molehill ascent? [Minus ten essence]
3: JUNGLE SAVATE!
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 06, 2015, 02:04:37 PM
3 because of the brilliant reference ;D
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 06, 2015, 02:09:22 PM
You let yourself be dragged forward slightly, then brace yourself and jump, you feel him get tugged forward underwater before your foot breaks free and you straighten your other leg into what you think is his head with full force.
'JUNGLE SAVATE!' You yell.
Water goes flying five times your height into the air.
And then there is silence.
He floats to the surface, face down.

Do you-?

1: Drag him to shore and give him CPR?
2: Drag him to shore?
3: Leave him?
4: Push him back under?
5: Other?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 06, 2015, 02:12:24 PM
2
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Post by: GeeBeezy on March 06, 2015, 02:14:48 PM
You pick him up by the topknot and pull him to shore. You heave him out and toss him at a cherry tree.
He groans and rolls over, his chest rising and falling as he gasps for breath.
'Is that any way to treat an invalid?' He says.
He grabs his jaw and pulls, you hear a 'click' and he winces. 'Nice hit by the way'.

What do you say?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 06, 2015, 02:15:50 PM
Who are you and why are you in my bathtub?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 06, 2015, 02:18:07 PM
He rolls his eyes. 'Still hung up on that are you? It's a communal bath, any guest can use it.'
'And are you a guest?'
He smiles. 'No, but that's besides the point'
He sits up. 'Toss me a bottle would you?'
You look down and spot the drink barge by your knee.

Do you-?

1: Toss a bottle to him?
2: Toss a bottle at him?
3: Grab one for yourself?
4: Say something [You decide]?
5: Other [you decide]?
6: Combination?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 06, 2015, 02:31:59 PM
6: 2 and 3
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 06, 2015, 02:39:49 PM
You pick out a crystal decanter and throw it to him, he looks up to catch it, then looks back at you and catches a heavy stone bottle in the face.
It lands in his lap. 'Very mature' he says.
You uncork a bottle and take a swig, smirking. 'Cheers' you say.
He nods. 'Likewise'
You hear footsteps, you both turn.
Agni comes walking in, humming and with a towel wrapped around his hair.
He freezes when he sees you two.
'Um....' He says.

Do you-?

1: Toss a bottle to him?
2: Toss a bottle at him?
3: Invite him to join you?
4: Tell him to call the guards?
5: Ask him to leave?
6: Order him to leave?
7: Other [you decide]?
8: Combination?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 06, 2015, 02:42:01 PM
3
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 06, 2015, 02:47:34 PM
You wink and wave him over, 'Come on in, let's make a party of it!'
Topknot stands up, painfully. 'Actually I have to be going.' you pout, he bows, 'Good fight Lanying, next time I might have to kill you'
You raise an eyebrow. 'Really? Didn't look like you could'
He smiles briefly. 'I didn't spend any essence'
You smile back. 'Neither did I'
He bows. 'Then it ought to be quite interesting, shouldn't it?'
He turns and leaves, presumably collecting his clothes on the way out.
Agni just stands there. Blushing from the heat or the situation you can't tell. 'Um' he says. 'Who was he?'

You say-?

1: 'My friend'
2: 'My enemy'
3: 'My boyfriend'
4: 'My future boyfriend'
5: 'An utter prick'
6: 'A walking six pack'
7: 'Who cares?'
8: Other [you choose]
9: Combination
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 06, 2015, 02:48:52 PM
Ahh...the decisions!

I'll go with 4 and 5, I suppose.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 06, 2015, 02:55:17 PM
You shrug, 'He's an utter and total prick,' You nod, 'And my future lover'
'Oh' Agni says. 'Well, that's nice'
You blow a strand of hair out of your face. 'But seriously I hate him'
Agni steps into the water, taking the towel off his head, his medium length red hair falling around his green eyes.
'Oh?' he says.
You shrug again. 'But I want him. It's complicated'
There is a moments silence. 'How long have you known him?' he says.
'About eight minutes' you say cheerily.
His eyes widen. 'Oh'

You say-?

1: 'Try to keep this between you and me'
2: 'I'm going to inform the guards of our new friend'
3: 'So how was your day?'
4: 'I'm going to bed'
5: Other [you decide]
6: Combination
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 06, 2015, 03:02:15 PM
3
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 06, 2015, 03:04:19 PM
You hop back into the water and take a seat about a meter away from him, he shifts back slightly, and you cross your legs as you sit down to your second course. 'So! How was your day?'
Agni fidgets for a moment then shrugs, staring pointedly at the wall. 'Um, it was good- I mean; it was nice milady. My new quarters are very pleasant'
Oh, that's interesting.
'Your new quarters? You just moved here?'
'Oh, yes, yes I did. I used to- I used to live somewhere else'
He sinks down up to his nose.

You say/do? [You decide]
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 06, 2015, 03:05:21 PM
Ask to come over and check out his quarters.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 06, 2015, 03:08:23 PM
That sounds a lot like a pickup line #Lanyingtheplaya
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 06, 2015, 03:10:00 PM
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/ce95f480363b11c9f72466b0b556d3db/tumblr_n15x2zLU0g1suekw5o1_500.gif)
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 06, 2015, 03:11:33 PM
Yeah, do that.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 06, 2015, 03:12:14 PM
Okay, on a scale of one to Alouicious how sleazy do you want me to make it?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 06, 2015, 03:13:43 PM
Austin Powers. (So pretty much Alouicious level)
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 06, 2015, 03:15:36 PM
Oh geez. Sure XD
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 06, 2015, 03:23:44 PM
You glance at your reflection in one of the floating trays.
You let your hair hang down your shoulders and shake into a tastefully disheveled mane.
Aaaand then you pick a piece of food out of your teeth [that was really stuck in there, don't you hate those?], before nodding at the vixen in the mirror.
Fierce.
You turn back to your red headed servant, kicking one leg out of the bath as you recross your legs, drawing his attention back to you. As you give him your best sultry gaze;
(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lr9lckEGJe1qafrh6.gif)
'Soooooooo'
Agni looks at you and raises an eyebrow. 'So?'
You slide along the seat, maintaining eye contact all the way until you're right next to him. He shifts his foot aside when yours brushes his for a moment, then shuffles further away along the seat when you run your toes along his calf.
You follow him.
He bumps up against the wall.
You slide your right arm  around his shoulders as you 'accidentally' end up with your leg draped over his.
You look him dead in the eye and put your eyebrows into overdrive 'So how bout you take me back to those quarters of yours sweet cheeks'
(http://33.media.tumblr.com/51989603035a074fb0c311c7cb8cc45a/tumblr_mjzz466JGo1qdsjz4o4_400.gif)
His cheeks turn the color of his hair. 'Meep'

You say/do?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 06, 2015, 03:25:45 PM
Omg it's almost midnight here and I almost woke up my mom laughing XD

Interpret the 'meep' as a 'yes'. Proceed accordingly.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 06, 2015, 03:27:04 PM
Perfect XD
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 06, 2015, 03:28:41 PM
[You guys are genuinely scaring me  ;D ]

You wrap your arms fully around his neck and lift yourself up and into his lap. He suddenly finds something very interesting to look at in the opposite direction.
'That's a yes right?' You say sweetly.
He swallows nervously. 'Um, listen Milady-' his voice falters as you rest your head on his shoulder and flutter your eyelashes.
'I'm listening' you say in a singsong voice.
His mouth moves, but then you move in his lap, his mouth shuts.
'Weeeeeeeell?' You move your face up, eyebrows bouncing up and down, he moves his own face further away, still staring at the wall with single minded determination.
'There really isn't anything to see over there' you say as he twist his head back with your left hand.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 07, 2015, 01:50:22 AM
(Poor Agni must be confused at our rapidly changing personality XD)

See if there's still alcohol floating around in the water and offer it to him.
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Post by: Catvomitsky on March 07, 2015, 03:23:01 AM
Yes!
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 07, 2015, 10:08:17 AM
You spot the booze barge floating past in the corner of your vision.
Alcohol! Just the thing to Impair his judgement help him lighten up!
You reach out for it, it's juuust out of reach.
You lean out into the water, sort of half dragging Agni along with you. 'Uhm' he says.
'Shuddup' you say 'I'm trying to be graceful and effortless here'
Dangit, you grab hold of his hair and lean out as far as you can, just hooking the barge with one finger.
'Ow' Agni says.
'Shh' you say.
You pull yourself back in with the barge in tow and curl up back in his lap, rubbing your chest against his and making him let out a rather hilarious squeak.
'Thirsty?' you ask, stunning even yourself with how gracefully you handled that transition.
He takes a small glass of what looks like fruit juice and mumbles his thanks. If anything, his face has turned redder.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 08, 2015, 01:27:19 AM
Ask about his quarters again.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 08, 2015, 09:01:05 AM
Agni takes a sip of the juice and smiles appreciatively. 'This is really good!'
'Great!' you say, caught a little off guard and breaking your train of thought.
You sit there for the better part of a minute while he sips his juice like a connoisseur.
'Soooo' You say.
'So what milady?'
You look at him, unable to tell if he's joking or not. He genuinely looks confused. You sigh. 'You, me, bed, now'
He stares at you for a moment. 'Are, are you seducing me?'

1: '...Forget it'
2: 'You are highly observant'
3: 'Well I'm bloody well trying to!'
4: Remain silent
5: Other
6: Combination
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 08, 2015, 09:02:21 AM
Hmmm. 2.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 08, 2015, 09:06:02 AM
You facepalm.
Looks and brains do not share this package.
Heh,
"Package"
'Truly you have a dazzling intellect' you say as you nod.
'Oh' he says 'Oh, I see' He turns and stares straight ahead, his face relaxes and he seems to have calmed down.
You clear your throat, 'Yeah, so are we doing this or what?'
And then, without a moments hesitation, he faints outright.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 08, 2015, 09:07:14 AM
Drag him out of the water before he drowns. And into his quarters.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 08, 2015, 09:14:47 AM
[Okay, that cracked me up]

You shrug lightly, 'Well, that makes things simpler' you say.
Because it does, after all, he didn't actually say yes but he was totally going to.
You climb out of the bath and pull him out by the arms. You are briefly distracted by their muscle mass for a moment, before realizing that servants do plenty of manual labor, so it makes perfect sense.
Doesn't make it any less distracting...
And anyway, it's not as if you're going to do anything while he's out of it, you'll just sort of, you know, be there when he wakes up.
You hitch him over your shoulder, he's a little heavier than expected but not by too much.
And then things will just work out.
You leave the bathhouse through the main door whistling and with a spring in your step, yup everything will work out just fine. The corridor stretches away to the left and downhill and right and uphill.
You can't remember which way is the servants quarters.

Do you-?

1: Go left?
2: Go right?
3: Other?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 08, 2015, 09:23:20 AM
1
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Post by: GeeBeezy on March 08, 2015, 09:28:19 AM
You head left, whistling to yourself as you go down the flight of stairs.
Agni stirs slightly on your shoulder.
You don't have much time left.
There is another fork ahead, straight ahead to a small garden lit with starlight funneled in from outside, left to a small library and right to a long hallway.
You see candlelight flickering to the left and you hear the turning of pages. To the right you hear voices approaching.

What do you say/do?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 08, 2015, 09:37:29 AM
Um. Go straight. To the garden.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on March 08, 2015, 10:31:15 AM
You head into the garden full of pale trees and white roses. A circular marble pond is filled with white and blue lotuses. You shiver; you left in kind of a hurry and even the slight breeze in here is turning the water on your skin and hair icy cold. Agni is proving insufficient as a blanket.
You hear the voices draw closer, they're almost at the entrance to the garden!
You have seconds.

What do you say/do?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 08, 2015, 10:35:05 AM
Jump into the pond to hide.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on March 08, 2015, 10:37:47 AM
[What about Agni? You throw him into the pond or what?]
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 08, 2015, 10:38:41 AM
[Sure, why not?]
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Post by: GeeBeezy on March 08, 2015, 10:43:25 AM
'Screw it' You say. And then you throw Agni into the pond with a splash and dive in after him.
You just came from a warm, luxurious bath that insulated you from the chilly, early autumn air.
And then you climbed out still wet.
And you are wearing nothing but an admittedly small towel.
And now you have dived straight into a pond full of icy cold water in the middle of the night.
The cold hits you like a physical blow, rattling your bones and prickling your skin. You bite your tongue to stop yourself from crying out.
Agni wakes up instantly and flails for the side, making noises like a choking frog.

What do you say/do?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 08, 2015, 10:46:23 AM
Throw your hand over his mouth and tell him to shoosh.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on March 08, 2015, 10:56:18 AM
You clap your hand over Agni's mouth. 'Shoooooosh' you pat him on the cheek.
'Mmmph?!'
'Shoooosh' pap pap pap
'Mmmph'
'Shoosh'
He nods, shivering.
You hear footsteps enter the garden as you move his head and yours beneath the rim of the pond, unless someone looks carefully [or at all really] you should be okay.
The tinkling of running water obscures what exactly the voices are saying.

What do you say/do?

Combined with

Do you-?
1: Use your listening charm?
2: Don't, just wait it out?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 08, 2015, 10:58:48 AM
1, just listen to them and stay hidden
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Post by: GeeBeezy on March 08, 2015, 11:09:39 AM
Agni's teeth are chattering, and it looks like he might be about to panic.
You activate that charm of yours.

[Current Essence: 45/50]

You've tried a dozen different names for it, but you never got around to asking your masters what it's called, you unlocked it by keeping an ear out for the twins when they tried to sneak up on you.
'Ah! Lord Wen! Such a pleasure to meet you here' Lord Wen? Your father. Wait, what do they mean by meet you here?!
You hear the sound of rustling fabrics as someone rises from one of the garden benches.
Oh dear.
You can only hope that somehow he was lost in a book and-
'Ah, scholar Zhong, scholar Lai, a pleasure'
The first voice pipes up again, you recognize the voice of the black bearded official, Zhong apparently. 'And what might you be doing up so late at night? Surely a man of your estimable importance needs his rest?'
'Yes, naturally, I was simply reading'
Yes! He was probably deaf to the world. You offer a high five to Agni, but he is just slowly beating his head against the wall.
'Ah, poetry? The memoirs of your predecessors?'
'A letter from my wife'
'Ah'
'Is there any way that I can help you? Are the rooms not to your liking?'
'Oh but they are splendid! Utterly splendid! And the food was excellent'
'I'm glad you liked it, it was from your valley'
There is a moments silence. 'Well, we shan't keep you from your letter, we wish you goodnight!'
'And a goodnight to you too gentlemen' You hear them leave, and your father returns to his seat.

What do you say/do?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 08, 2015, 11:23:15 AM
Say hi to Lord Wen.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 08, 2015, 11:27:06 AM
[So say hi to your dad when you're half naked in a pond with a half naked boy on your way to his bedroom to have sex?]
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 08, 2015, 11:28:08 AM
(Yes, yes, and yes.)
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Post by: GeeBeezy on March 08, 2015, 11:28:52 AM
[Okay, I will make this happen if you want, but Y? I am laughing very hard btw]
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Post by: Catvomitsky on March 08, 2015, 11:49:24 AM
(For the Vine)
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 08, 2015, 11:50:58 AM
[Vine?]
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 08, 2015, 11:56:04 AM
(http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/do-it-for-the-vine)
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Post by: GeeBeezy on March 08, 2015, 11:59:04 AM
[Very well. Your wish is my command.]
You sit up and rest your arms on the side. 'Hi father'
He turns the letter over to read the other side. 'Hello dear'
There is a moments silence during which you hear Agni actually whimper, at which point you realize that him being caught figuratively [for now ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)] in bed with his employers daughter might be a bad career move for him.
'So,' your father says.
'So?'
'Do I want to know?' He asks.

What do you say/do?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 08, 2015, 12:00:27 PM
Assure him that he doesn't want to know, and walk away with Agni like nothing happened.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 08, 2015, 12:04:00 PM
You think for a moment before shaking your head. 'Nope, don't think so'
He nods and holds the letter in front of his face. 'You have fifteen seconds'
You grab Agni by the hand and all but drag him from the room, you get out just in time.
'That was close!' you say brightly.
Agni sneezes and shivers.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 08, 2015, 12:08:18 PM
Ask about his quarters yet again.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 08, 2015, 12:10:39 PM
You sidle up to him and put his arm around your waist, 'So, which way to the love nest?' You ask.
'Um,' he tries to unwind his arm, 'Listen Milady-'
You pull it back down decisively. 'Which. Way?'
He tries feebly to get some personal space.
You don't let him.
'Lanying?' you hear your father call.
'Yes?' you call back.
'Might I recommend that you use tonight to get some sleep?'

You say/do?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 08, 2015, 12:15:43 PM
Tell your father yes while suggestively nudging Agni.

(http://cdn2.crushable.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Jennifer-Lawrence-Wink.gif)
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Post by: GeeBeezy on March 08, 2015, 12:22:43 PM
'Oh I Intend to.' you call back while you elbow Agni and give him a conspiratorial wink. 'We're gonna sleep all night long, aren't we Agni?' ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
(https://iusedtohavehair.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/winkwink.png)
He blinks.
'Sleep' ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
He blinks again.
'Allll night long' ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Clearly he doesn't get it. 'Okay you see, by sleep I mean sex.'
'Oh.'
'Yep.' ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
'We're gonna sex all night long?'
'...Yes.' ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
'...That's incorrect grammar.'
'So is your-' ( ͡° ͜
'As in actually sleeping' your father cuts in.
You frown. 'What do you mean?'
'Go to bed Lanying'

You say/do?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 08, 2015, 12:25:41 PM
Drag Agni down the hall.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on March 08, 2015, 12:28:32 PM
It suddenly hits you like a bolt of lightning; you don't know where Agni's bedroom is, so just take him to yours! You've got the biggest bed in the house anyway.
'Okay!' You say delightedly as you start pulling Agni down the hall. 'This way stud!'
Agni tries to step away. 'My lor-'
You clap a hand over his mouth and twist his arm behind his back.
'Yes?' your father says.
'Hel-MMRPMH!'
'Nothing! Goodnight!' You start dragging him backwards, his feet skidding on the stones. 'Come on Agni! You heard the man!'
'When I said go to bed I meant by yourself' he calls.
'Can't hear you goodnight! Come on ginger, you've got a job to do. And when I say job I mean me, and when I say to do I mean to do.'
'thaths incrrct grmar' he mumbles around your hand.
You're barely a quarter of the way down the hall. Agni's height advantage is making the grapple combined with muzzling him tricky.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 08, 2015, 12:55:51 PM
Oh, seeing as by grappling Agni and then having him attempt escape, you've technically entered combat , roll to maintain the grapple.
Or use sliding glacier grip [minus ten essence].
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 08, 2015, 01:01:39 PM
Wait, what? You lost me. Plz explain
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 08, 2015, 01:04:11 PM
You have a choice, I can link you to the diceroll website and I'll tell you which dice to roll. If you get the right numbers Agni will fail to escape, if you fail he breaks free.
OR you can spend ten essence to use sliding glacier grip, which automatically keeps him pinned.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 08, 2015, 02:17:15 PM
Oh, or you could technically use boulder crushing grasp, Agni's a mortal, so his health is pretty low, a couple of points of lethal damage would incapacitate him or kill him cost = ten essence.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 08, 2015, 02:37:10 PM
No. No kill Agni D: I don't wanna waste essence on this, so I'll roll the dice.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 08, 2015, 02:39:00 PM
http://www.roll-dice-online.com/

Okay, set it to

30
5
1
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 08, 2015, 02:40:21 PM
27 - 22 - 29 - 25 - 17
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 08, 2015, 02:41:48 PM
Wow 0.o

Okay, now I'll roll.

13-15-28-10-4 Average= 14

What was your average?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 08, 2015, 02:42:18 PM
24
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 08, 2015, 02:48:06 PM
Ooh, that means you got a success and I got a failure. I'll roll again, THIS DECIDES EVERYTHING [DUM DUM DUUUUM!].

8-9-5-4-24 Average=10

So thaaaaat means two failures and a success. :/ Sooooooo

Agni braces his feet against the floor and pushes off, catching you by surprise and knocking you both over on to your back. You're winded momentarily, when you get up, he's halfway down the hall and running surprisingly fast for a mortal.
'Lanying?' your father calls.

You say/do?

Charms applicable:

Mountain out of molehill ascent: Cost: Ten essence
Launches you up to thirty meters in any direction. Agni's range = 23 meters

Earth shaping footsteps: Cost: Ten essence
Allows you to launch rock projectiles up to thirty meters for the rest of the scene.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 08, 2015, 03:04:51 PM
Throw a rock at Agni
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 08, 2015, 03:07:16 PM
You bring your foot down hard, essence lances through your veins and into the ground. A tremor runs through the earth as it becomes receptive to your will. You lunge your left arm and left foot down, tearing a brick sized lump of floor, then you shift your stance and thrust forward with your right palm, sending the brick hurtling like a cannonball.

http://www.roll-dice-online.com/

30
5
1
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 08, 2015, 03:09:48 PM
18 - 1 - 8 - 8 - 3
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 08, 2015, 03:11:33 PM
Ooh, average?

My roll btw

30-4-10-8-5 Average = 11
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 08, 2015, 03:12:23 PM
7 (Do you want me to include the average every time we do the dice roll?)
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 08, 2015, 03:15:47 PM
I think so yeah.

So, 7-11 is an excellent company and two failures.


The brick shatters off of a column to his left.
'Lanying?!' Apparently the sound of breaking rock is what it takes to make your father mildly concerned.
Agni yelps and turns right at the end of the corridor.
You reach it and follow.
You can go left, right, back, or straight ahead.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 08, 2015, 03:17:04 PM
Straight
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 08, 2015, 03:20:13 PM
You keep going, eventually hitting the stairs that lead past the bath.
You spot Topknot leaving, fully clothed now in a voluminous kimono. He's holding his towel and is nodding slowly.
'So THAT's how you get it off' he mutters.
He sees you running towards him and drops into a defensive position.
He's between you and the next flight of stairs.

You say/do?

Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 08, 2015, 03:22:18 PM
I can still throw rocks, right?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 08, 2015, 03:22:45 PM
Yup. I take it you want to?

1: Aim to distract, run past him?
2: Aim to injure, enter combat?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 08, 2015, 03:25:41 PM
1
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 08, 2015, 03:29:53 PM
'That's what she said!' you yell.
At a full run you leap and launch two spinning kicks that rip twin chunks of staircase out of the ground.
One impacts the stair just to his left, and the other passes through where he was a moment ago. You land and sprint past him.
'Later handsome!'
He stands there in shock as you blur up the stairs.
You reach the top, feeling utterly rubbish.
You've trained all day, you've just had multiple fights. EVERYTHING hurts, you are not in the mood for this.
The corridor goes left or right.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 08, 2015, 03:35:24 PM
Throw a rock in each direction, to see if one hits Agni.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 08, 2015, 03:37:31 PM
You rip lumps of rock from the ground with your bare hands and hurl them left and right into the darkness, yelling in frustration.
You hear something made of glass break to the left, and you hear the rock shatter to your right.
You pause for a moment, listening for sounds of pain or injury.
Nothing.
Damnit.

Do you-?

1: Be someone else?
2: Do/say something?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 08, 2015, 04:10:57 PM
...well that escalated XD Why is Lanying throwing rocks?

What exactly does 1 mean?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 08, 2015, 04:12:48 PM
Lanying is throwing rocks because she is utterly bonkers highly determined and does not appreciate waiting for anything.
1 means switch perspectives to someone else [briefly and temporarily]
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 08, 2015, 04:14:23 PM
Ooh. Can we breifly be Agni?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 08, 2015, 04:15:15 PM
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/a8/9f/26/a89f26aece3b6b6b2c870320d5b9c18f.jpg)
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 08, 2015, 04:16:19 PM
Awesome! Then I would like to breifly be Agni.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 08, 2015, 04:19:31 PM
Okay then.

You are Agni, a humble mortal servant of the great house of Ledaal.
You were recently given the honor of being appointed the personal servant of Lady Lanying by her father himself.
And you have never been more terrified in your life.
Work for the Exalted they said.
It'll be a spiritual and peaceful experience they said.
You jump slightly as a chunk of rock shatters a glass vase on the cedar table you're hiding under.
You are cold, wet and half naked.

Do you-?

1: Stay put, wait?
2: Move further away, find new cover?
3: Come out, try to reason with her?
4: Other?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 08, 2015, 04:21:23 PM
(Oh geez. Poor Agni XD)

2
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 08, 2015, 09:20:23 PM
She's standing by a wall sconce looking into the dark, her night vision must be minimal. You wait a moment, and then almost silently scurry from under the side table to behind a column, and from there you flit from pillar to pillar like a shadow.
Finally, you're doing something you're used to.
You finally reach the end of this corridor, there is a tall teak door that is slightly ajar, you could probably slip through there, but there's a bit of moon tonight, and if she's looking this way she'll definitely notice if it's blotted out.
But out there you could vanish, sneak away until she gave up.
You hear her curse and then the sound of something breaking.
You gulp and rub your nose, brilliant, you've probably got a cold now.
She's on the move, you can't tell which way she's facing or where she's going but you can definitely tell that she's moving.
You look at your empty hand.
You are an enlightened mortal, that is to say a mortal capable of channeling essence. You have no charms like the Exalted, but you have a firm grasp of some basic cantrips that could prove useful here.

Do you-?

1: Sneak out the door?
2: Remain hidden?
3: Use thaumaturgy?

Current Essence: 10

Available spells:

1: Invitation to flame: Cost = willpower and concentration
Using this charm allows you to conjure a small flame on an object designed to be set on fire. [E.g. candle, wall sconce]

Use will light a candle behind her, drawing her attention to the new light....hopefully....

2: Dousing request: Cost = willpower and concentration
Will extinguish an object that is on fire that is designed to be. [E.g. candle, wall sconce]

Use will extinguish the wall sconce she stands in the light of, momentarily blinding her while her eyes adjust....hopefully...

3: Vocal shrapnel: Cost = one Essence
Allows you to project a small noise in a bubble of essence. [E.g. can be thrown at a wall to replicate the sound of a thrown pebble, or can be filled with a whistle and then thrown]
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 09, 2015, 01:25:28 AM
Light a candle behind her and sneak away
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 09, 2015, 09:29:58 AM
You turn your hand into a fist, you twist the fingers and wrist, feeling the countless points of pain and friction. Cupping your hand like a claw you gather it, and then you open your hand and send it.
The shadows shift as a candle bursts into flame.
You hear 'Kiai!' and tearing and breaking noises.
You blur forward, turning sideways to pass through the door and outside, it's a big heavy door, even if you bump it it shouldn't make any-
Skreeee...
You are on the other side of the door, the noises have stopped from inside, she could be listening or she could be charging towards you.
You are standing on an ornamental bridge over a tiny steam in a terrace garden. The stars are actually quite pretty tonight.

Do you-?

1: Hide under the bridge?
2: Make a break for the trees?
3: Run for the exit at the other end of the garden?
4: Wait, don't make any more noise, she might not have heard you?
5: Other, do/say something?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 09, 2015, 09:33:58 AM
2
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 09, 2015, 09:37:35 AM
You run for it, skidding to a halt behind a fat, short tree in the ornamental garden. You hear the massive door slam open a second later.
'Agniiiiiiii?' she calls in a singsong voice.
Nopenopenopenope
She steps off the pavement and on to the grass, suddenly you hear her from much closer.
'Just come out already! I'm cold and short tempered, guess which one of those problems you're gonna fix?'
Oh gods.
You're going to sneeze.
You just know it.
Suddenly, you hear her sniffle, take a deep breath.
She's going to sneeze.

Do you-?

1: Just sneeze, get it over with?
2: Time your sneeze with hers?
3: Hold it in?
4: Other, do/say something?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 09, 2015, 09:49:20 AM
2
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 09, 2015, 09:52:39 AM
Okay. http://www.roll-dice-online.com/

Set it to 20-1-1
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 09, 2015, 09:54:10 AM
19
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 09, 2015, 09:57:21 AM
I just rolled a twenty! 8D [All hail the pattern spiders!]

So that means one success and one critical success.


You hold your sneeze, charging it, saving it until-
She sneezes explosively.
Huh, you don't feel like sneezing anymore.
You hear her stamp her foot in frustration.
'FINE! I'm going to my room before I catch my death of cold. And if you have any brains you'll join me.'
You hear her stomp away, slamming the door behind her.
That was close.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 09, 2015, 10:01:34 AM
Wait a minute or two so she doesn't hear, then go back to your room.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 09, 2015, 10:04:57 AM
You sit there, shivering with cold for what seems like hours.
Then you pick yourself up, and head towards the door, shivering. You pad through the hallways, avoiding other servants and avoiding your employer like the plague until you reach your quarters; a small, wood paneled room that opens on to a garden. You unroll the futon and find yourself some dry clothes.
You stretch out on the bed and pull the blanket up over your chest. You cross your arms behind your head and stare up at the ceiling.

What do you think/say/do?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 09, 2015, 10:14:30 AM
Question how and why your life ended up like this.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 09, 2015, 10:16:20 AM
You start asking yourself, how did it ever come to this? Lord Wen informed you of his decision to assign you to his daughter as a servant a few days ago, and to say you were honored would be an understatement. Hell, you went from your coffin sized sleeping cell to an opulent chamber in the upper manse! You know that Exalted tend to gather retinues of mortals, god blooded and other lesser beings as followers, and you know that for a mortal there are few better means of bettering yourself.
A mortal, particularly an enlightened mortal such as yourself who makes them self necessary to an Exalt can rise to become a retainer or land owner, as the Exalts power grows so to does their generosity to a loyal servant.
At least that's what the immaculate monks say.
And you have been loyal to your previous masters, why else would lord Wen assign you to his daughter?
But you aren't sure how loyal you can be to lady Lanying if you have to avoid her.
But then something far worse hits home.
Lany- Lady Lanying is going to wake up tomorrow.
She is going to do things.
You are her servant now.
You will be expected to attend her.
For the entire foreseeable future.
It finally sinks in.

How does this make you feel?

And/Or

You say/do?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 09, 2015, 11:45:04 AM
A little bit terrified

And

Get some sleep, you'll need it.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 09, 2015, 11:48:36 AM
You are only a little bit terrified. So that's less than usual.
You put your hand under your pillow and close it on the hilt of your knife.
And then you fall asleep as you always do, with both eyes open.

Now what?

1: Wake up as Agni?
2: Wake up as Lanying?
3: Other? [you decide]
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 09, 2015, 11:53:07 AM
1
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 09, 2015, 12:04:30 PM
Waking up feels like climbing out of a well, a cold, hot, sweaty, clammy well.
You open your eyes, they feel ready to burst like over ripe fruit. You blink and your eyelids feel like sandpaper.
Wonderful.
Just wonderful.
You sit up and grab your head as your vision blurs and your brain bounces like a bandy ball.
Careful.
You look around your room, at least you still have this.
Sunlight is filtering in through the window, a small, exquisite bird lands on the sill and starts tearing apart a bright green centipede.
You yawn, your body clock tells you that you have some time before you're actually expected to do anything.
You consider a walk in the garden, or maybe taking a quick bath- scratch that, maybe heading to the forge, it's warm and you could see how your sword is coming along, or maybe the stables? Now that you think about it, the manse is supposed to be stuffed with libraries and study rooms, you could find something good to read.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 09, 2015, 12:17:08 PM
Poor Agni will never want to take a bath again :P

Can we go to the library, get books, and then hide with them?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 09, 2015, 12:22:44 PM
That sounds like an excellent idea.
You leave your room, shutting the sliding panel door behind you. The hallway here is cool and quiet, floored with cold marble. The door to your room is disguised as part of the wall from this side.
You head downstairs until you reach a vast hallway. A cool breeze carries the smell of dust and paper, you follow it to its source; a hexagonal room that is narrow, but goes straight up for several floors.
An elderly woman with curly silver hair is handing books to a young girl. You nod to them respectfully and gaze at the vast array of literature.

Do you-?

1: Read a folk story?
2: Read an ancient legend?
3: Read about the Wyld Hunt?
4: Read about the Solar Anathema?
5: Read about the Lunar Anathema?
6: Read about the Fae?
7: Read about Essence?
8: Read about something else? [What do you want to know about?]
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 09, 2015, 12:24:30 PM
6. I'm really curious about the Fae O-O
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 09, 2015, 12:37:52 PM
I was gonna say that. Me tooooo
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 09, 2015, 12:38:03 PM
You pull out a slender volume and step just out of the room to a sunlit room with chairs for reading.

(http://th08.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2014/061/a/0/castle_wing_by_raelsatu-d78omf3.jpg)

You open the book and are immediately presented with an image that you have difficulty processing.

(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/021/b/f/autochthonian_meets_the_raksha_by_bersagliere-d37pb7f.jpg)

From the formless insanity of the Empyreal Chaos is flung the grasping limbs of the wyld, a realm of insanity, glory, creativity and story. There is no law in the wyld, up can be down and left can be violet. As the air Aspect who journeyed into the deepmarches of the wyld without integrity charms said, 'The milk dragon honeybush lemon squirtlepot!'. There is no law in the wyld.
But there are rules.
The fae are born from this place, sentient archetypes that form themselves, create entire worlds with laws of physics and nature to play out their sordid dramas and bloody battles, and then wipe the slate clean, destroying their worlds and bodies before writing yet another tale to tell.
The greatest of these fae are the Raksha, princes of chaos and immortal masters of the twisted Wyld, these eldritch beings play their endless games of politics and war beyond the borders of creation. Some few amongst them choose to venture out into the poisonous reality of the mundane world shaping idealized physical forms for themselves, fashioned from the myths and legends of humanity, and feast upon the dreams and nightmares of the mortal cattle.
The Raksha are separated into castes according to the primary virtue that they subscribe to. Each of the virtues corresponds to a grace. Graces are the physical and spiritual representations of the Raksha's virtues. The Cup grace stands for compassion, the ring for temperance, the staff for conviction and the sword for valor. These spiritual prosthesis are utterly fake, however they allow the fae to pretend otherwise. They can pretend to be brave, pretend to be kind, pretend to be a friend as they forge a knife from the heart of a thief and plunge it into an unprotected back.
The fae despise Creation as it is the one place they can be destroyed, a place of truth in a sea of lies, a story too big for them to end in one sitting.
In the endless crusade against them only the strength of the Realm, the will of our beloved Empress and the might of her Exalted stands between us and the hungry stories.


Do you-?

1: Read a folk story?
2: Read an ancient legend?
3: Read about the Wyld Hunt?
4: Read about the Solar Anathema?
5: Read about the Lunar Anathema?
6: Read about hell?
7: Read about Essence?
8: Read about something else? [What do you want to know about?]
9: Do something else?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 09, 2015, 12:40:22 PM
6.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 09, 2015, 12:53:16 PM
You head back to the library and return the book, before taking a thick, leather bound volume from the bottom shelf.

When the tyrannical primordial titans were defeated by the might of the Exalted they were forced to swear oaths unbreakable to Sol Invictus, the king of Heaven. These oaths upon their names bound them to an eternity of servitude. The titans were [most simply] raksha of unfathomable size and power who had decided to fashion a story with consequence and cause and effect to fuel the Games Of Divinity in their Jade Pleasure Dome. As they were so vast and powerful however, they required multiple souls, even as some behemoths have multiple brains.
The most important of these souls is their Jouten, a physical incarnation of their core will, the death of a Jouten redefines the very essence [no pun intended] of a titan. The most powerful of the titans, their leader, Theion the creator had his body, a vast world of cities and mountains populated by his countless souls, turned inside out and lashed together as a prison for the other titans. His body went from regal and omnipotent to humiliated and agonized, blood and lava poured from his every orifice, the shining cities of brass were bound with chains burning with green atomic fires. His Jouten, the green sun of Ligier was placed at his core to forever burn the flesh of those souls bound to he who had been Theion, but was now Malfaeas.
Beneath the Jouten soul are the souls of the third circle, massively powerful beings who represent facets of the titans personality, their deaths and births shape the persona of a titan, beneath the third circle is the second circle, beings that command and control the souls of the first circle, the petty souls and minor spirits that crawl through hell like maggots.
Every soul of a primordial is referred to as a 'demon'.
By the conditions of their surrender all demons must serve any sorcerer who calls them to Creation, although they are eternally seeking to break free and run rampant on the world they left behind.
Malfaeas is not the only titan left alive, over a dozen of his brothers and sisters are bound within his gut, including the Sea that Marched Against the Flame, Kimberry.

(http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/234/a/1/child_of_chaos_by_xeeming-d47incw.jpg)

And She Who Lives in Her Name

(http://th08.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2012/061/a/f/_fractal_stock__chaos_clock_by_jayaprime-d4rgxts.png)

But none must fear, for even Malfaeas himself is bound by the neverending desert that is his sister,  Cecelyne the cruel

(http://www.rpg-tools.org/exalted/images/mereket,%20the%20sand%20that%20moves.jpg [/i])

Do you-?

1: Read a folk story?
2: Read an ancient legend?
3: Read about the Wyld Hunt?
4: Read about the Solar Anathema?
5: Read about the Lunar Anathema?
6: Read about Heaven?
7: Read about Essence?
8: Read about something else? [What do you want to know about?]
9: Do something else?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 09, 2015, 01:10:03 PM
2
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 09, 2015, 01:16:34 PM
Once upon a time, there was a dark thing, a cold thing, a cruel thing. And this thing was a half of something that only had one half, he was the reflection of something that did not exist.
And so he created the sun
The sun was glorious, grossly incandescent and perfect in every way.
The sun was everything that the dark thing, the cold thing, the cruel thing was not.
And that same dark thing laughed as he created his superior.
He took on the form of a dragon, dark as night, and he lined his vast teeth and cavernous maw and infinite gut with metal forged from cowardice and deceit.
And then the dragon sought to devour the sun.
But then the sun gave a portion of himself unto a man and the man charged the dragon with a sword forged of perfection and glory.
Dodging the mountainous teeth of the dragon, he sunk his blade deep into the black metal and ripped it from the dragons teeth, throat and gut, sending it falling to the earth as the dragon roared, and his roar was silence, but his hateful words could be felt by the shape of their absence, for he knew he could not eat the sun that day.
And the black pieces of metal fled from the sun, hiding behind anything they could find. At first people were frightened of them, until they could no longer remember not having them, and they called them shadows.

THE END.


1: Read a folk story?
2: Read about the five directions?
3: Read about the Wyld Hunt?
4: Read about the Solar Anathema?
5: Read about the Lunar Anathema?
6: Read about Heaven?
7: Read about Essence?
8: Read about something else? [What do you want to know about?]
9: Do something else?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 09, 2015, 01:19:54 PM
What are the five directions?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 09, 2015, 01:21:12 PM
North, South, East, West and Center.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 09, 2015, 01:22:33 PM
How is center a direction? (Since the Internet does not convey tone, I shoud clarify that I don't mean that in a doubtful or scoff-y way at all :P)
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 09, 2015, 01:25:09 PM
Actually I can probably sum it up here. Creation is built around the souls of a titan named Gaia [Most of her souls and personalities are pretty nice actually] called the elemental poles. Each pole is in a different direction and turns unstable wyld substances into stabilized Essence that they use to reinforce Creation.

North=Blue=Air
South=Red=Fire
West=Black=Water
East=Green=Wood
Center=White=Earth
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 09, 2015, 01:26:35 PM
Ah :) So Lanying is Center, right?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 09, 2015, 01:30:05 PM
Yup  :) Center is associated with things like structure, order, discipline, stubbornness, stupidity, brilliance and fertility. The Realm is built around and on top of it.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 09, 2015, 01:32:49 PM
Cool :)
Uh, can we read about the Lunar Anathema? The word anathema reminds me of Peeps .-.
Also, what time is it now?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 09, 2015, 01:39:36 PM
Still very early morning, the sun has just risen. With an Exalted with high temperance you would expect them to be up by now and exercising or praying or something.
This is Lanying, you have all the time in the world.
Anathema means 'Something dedicated to evil and thus accursed'
Gimme a sec

Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 09, 2015, 01:44:44 PM
I know what it means, but Peeps was the first and until now only place I saw it :P
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 09, 2015, 01:50:15 PM
[Okay, I remember now  :) ]

You have to climb a ladder to reach this volume, one covered in silver and black drawings of horrible creatures and gruesome depravities.

Creeping and prowling at the edges of Creation and sanity is the argent threat of the Lunar Anathema.

In the deepest, darkest parts of the Titan war the fae approached mortals jealous of the might of the glorious terrestrial Exalted and told to them a dark plot.
A plot to steal the power of the moon herself.
The fae struck against Luna when she had waned to her darkest. The two faced bride fought bravely, but the foul raksha tore away pieces of her soul with their bloody fingers and fled laughing into the dark of the Wyld.
These silver amputations were forged by their foul arts into three hundred 'Exaltations' of unfathomable power.
The mortals taken by these Exaltations became the so-called 'Lunar Exalted', mindless killing machines and the slaves of the raksha, they fought all; Exalted, demons and gods alike, until they themselves were subjugated by the solar anathema and the darkness of the first age set in.
The Lunar Exalted are cunning, each has a spiritual link that perverts their soul, binding them to the essence of an animal.

(http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Wakhon/media/Lunar_Exalted_by_DeadXCross.jpg.html)

As they grow in power they feed upon the hearts blood of other creatures, gaining the power to become them.
A lunar can be hidden as an old womans cat, your own parent, a king or a titanic behemoth.
Only the pure and holy Exalted of the Dragons can perceive the 'tells' of the lunars; bestial traits that betray their treachery to mankind that are only visible to those with magic in their veins.


1: Read a folk story?
2: Read about the five directions?
3: Read about the Wyld Hunt?
4: Read about the Solar Anathema?
5: Read about the undead?
6: Read about Heaven?
7: Read about Essence?
8: Read about something else? [What do you want to know about?]
9: Do something else?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 09, 2015, 01:52:36 PM
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Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 09, 2015, 02:09:30 PM
You turn the book over, it's designed to be read from both sides. On this side there is a depiction of a warrior in gold armor covered in snarling faces fighting a gallant group of terrestrial Exalted.

Arrogant and ruthless is the gilded threat of the Solar Anathema.

In the deepest, darkest parts of the Titan war the titans seduced and tricked humans into joining them against the holy gods of heaven.
The demons assailed Sol Invictus himself, in his perfection and brilliance he cast them aside like so much wheat before the reaper. But not before three hundred demons fled, carrying goblets of the Unconquered Suns orichalchum blood in their evil clutches.
The green sun of hell, Ligier, crafted these pieces of divinity into corrupted, demonic mockeries of true Exaltations, creating the so-called 'Solar Exalted'.
These false Exalted had incomparable power, beyond any ten terrestrial Exalted. They shattered fae, demons and gods alike and ushered in the tyranny of the First Age.
The solar anathema still hold authority over perfection itself, but turn it to their dark purposes. They can seduce entire cities, fly like eagles, leap mountain ranges and bathe in active volcanoes. Every solar has a lunar bound to them, whether as a lover, slave or mentor. Together their dark power can only be rivaled by the immaculate monks themselves. Rather than ceasing to exist when their bearer dies like the pure Exaltations of the Dragons, the celestial Exaltations [Lunar and solar] are fixed in number at three hundred each, and seek out new hosts to possess and corrupt should their old host die.


http://s1045.photobucket.com/user/KenBrant/media/Memes/1304145167171.jpg.html

1: Read a folk story?
2: Read about the five directions?
3: Read about the Wyld Hunt?
4: Read about the ocean mothers?
5: Read about the undead?
6: Read about Heaven?
7: Read about Essence?
8: Read about something else? [What do you want to know about?]
9: Do something else?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 09, 2015, 02:21:54 PM
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Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 09, 2015, 02:31:22 PM
You find an old, black book coated in dust. You brush it off some and then start to read.

When the war against the titans reached its peak, the impossible was done.
Titans were killed.
Only a few, but they were destroyed, utterly and completely, every single soul extinguished at once, with nothing left to reform.
And so they died, but when they built the world and installed the reincarnation wheel, the titans had never considered the possibility of they themselves dying. And so, they had not designed the cycle of reincarnation to process their souls.
And so they had nowhere to die to.
So they didn't.
They were trapped, pinned between Creation and Oblivion, wailing eternally as their metaphysical corpses became maddening labyrinths of twisted soulsteel and black rock.
The underworld.
Ever since then, souls unready to die have found their way to the underworld in two pieces, the lower or hungry soul, the seat of madness and passion, and the upper soul, the seat of logic and thought. These ghosts gnaw themselves endlessly, owning nothing but the grave goods they were buried with.
Occasionally however, places of massacre on Creation can bend it closer to the underworld, creating shadowlands where the undead can come crawling through.
These creatures are abominations, while they speak with the voices of loved ones they are not wanted on this clean earth, and so Sol Invictus declared them creatures of darkness, causing them to burn upon exposure to his holy light. Nonetheless, the terrestrial Exalted stand ready to purge darkness wherever it hides.


1: Read a folk story?
2: Read about the five directions?
3: Read about the Wyld Hunt?
4: Read about the ocean mothers?
5: Read about Heaven?
6: Read about Essence?
7: Read about something else? [What do you want to know about?]
8: Do something else?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 09, 2015, 11:07:21 PM
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Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 10, 2015, 07:35:49 AM
You open a saffron and scarlet scroll.

An artists impression of heaven:

http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs28/f/2008/056/e/d/Exalted__Yu_Shan_by_UdonCrew.jpg

Sealed away from Creation, above and below it, within and without it lies the celestial city of Yu Shan.
Also known as heaven.
The celestial city is exactly the size of the blessed isle, and follows it's contours exactly. Within, the celestial gods and the bureaus of the terrestrial deities pluck the strings of destiny and guide Creation like a sailing ship.
At the very center of the heavenly city lies the Jade Pleasure Dome, where the celestial incarnae, the most powerful of the gods, play the Games Of Divinity.
The sky of Yu Shan is dictated by who is winning the Games; a starry sky with one of the five planets indicates that one of the five maidens of fate are drawing ahead, a pitch black sky with a shining moon betrays Luna as the current leader, while a sun, shining and regal in the firmament is the mark of the unconquered sun.
It is from heaven that the gods go to and fro, and it is from heaven that blasphemies are detected, and the aerial legions are dispatched to quell it.


1: Read a folk story?
2: Read about the five directions?
3: Read about the Wyld Hunt?
4: Read about the ocean mothers?
5: Read about Essence?
6: Read about something else? [What do you want to know about?]
7: Do something else?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 10, 2015, 07:37:00 AM
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Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 10, 2015, 07:43:22 AM
You open an old scroll printed on some sort of bark fiber.

Should you brave the vast oceans of the west, where the pole of water hurls its influence into the world, then keep your wife below deck and hidden, lest you incur the wrath of the ocean mothers.
Powerful goddesses of water, the ocean mothers utterly despise the presence of any woman, mortal or otherwise who exceeds them in beauty, shattering their ships with titanic maelstroms that have even claimed the lives of the solar anathema.
And the ocean mothers are utterly repulsive.
The only women who the mothers will allow on deck are those who have utterly renounced their gender ceremonially, making them known as Tya.
The Tya can work on deck as men without incurring the wrath of the mothers, but they must live as men, dress as men and act like men, and the ceremony closes their womb forever, denying them children.


1: Read a folk story?
2: Read about the five directions?
3: Read about the Wyld Hunt?
4: Read about Essence?
5: Read about something else? [What do you want to know about?]
6: Do something else?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 10, 2015, 08:09:06 AM
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Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 10, 2015, 08:10:22 AM
[Are you sure? I kinda just summed them up to Panzer just before]

Actually I can probably sum it up here. Creation is built around the souls of a titan named Gaia [Most of her souls and personalities are pretty nice actually] called the elemental poles. Each pole is in a different direction and turns unstable wyld substances into stabilized Essence that they use to reinforce Creation.

North=Blue=Air
South=Red=Fire
West=Black=Water
East=Green=Wood
Center=White=Earth
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 10, 2015, 08:14:15 AM
Ah, I remember now.

Choices?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 10, 2015, 08:21:38 AM
I'm on mah phone now, so I can't copy/paste :/
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 10, 2015, 08:28:45 AM
Oh, you can get around that by quoting the post and deleting what you don't want. Just a life tip :)
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 10, 2015, 08:40:34 AM




1: Read a folk story?
3: Read about the Wyld Hunt?
4: Read about Essence?
5: Read about something else? [What do you want to know about?]
6: Do something else?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 10, 2015, 09:23:59 AM
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Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 10, 2015, 09:38:06 AM
The book you select is a battered volume of childrens stories. Inside the front cover you find that someone has scrawled the name LAnYinG.

Once upon a time, a weak man loved a great woman.
But he was a poor bard, and she a great warior, but when she went to war, he followed her.
When she practiced warcraft, he sat playing the sanxian.
'How do you play so well?' she asked him.
'I sift the music through my teeth, I chew the song and comb its hair with my fingers. It loves me'
The woman fought bravely, but there came a day when she stood alone and outnumbered.
Seeing his love in peril, the man grabbed handfuls of music and threw them at the enemy, striking the weapons from their hands. The women struck down the helpless foe and took the musician as her husband.
They had many children who all served the realm faithfully.

The End
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 10, 2015, 09:50:13 AM





1: Read about the Wyld Hunt?
2: Read about Essence?
3: Read about something else? [What do you want to know about?]
4: Do something else?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 10, 2015, 11:05:40 AM
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Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 10, 2015, 12:58:25 PM
Okay, for this one I'll just explain it regularly. The wyld is made of shapeless, formless narative, the only connections that exist are artificial and flimsy.
Each piece of essence however, is essentially just a bundle of information that explains how that piece interacts with every single other piece.
And since everything is made of essence, by altering that information you can rewrite reality.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 10, 2015, 01:18:12 PM
That. Is. Cool :D
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 10, 2015, 01:24:01 PM
Oh, and every mote of essence is written and accounted for by trillions of spiders that endlessly maintain a continent sized computer called the Loom of Fate.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 10, 2015, 08:42:18 PM
You hear people begin to stir in the manse beyond, the day is finally starting for the rest of the household, not Lanying though, not yet anyway.

1: Read about the Wyld Hunt?
2: Read about something else? [What do you want to know about?]
3: Do something else?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 11, 2015, 02:17:43 AM
Can we read about the spiders?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 11, 2015, 07:47:53 AM
[Sorry, very VERY little is known about them except by the gods, some people have heard their names and have a vague description of their job, but that's it :/ ]
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 11, 2015, 09:39:03 AM
Anything else?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 11, 2015, 10:31:30 AM
The Wyld Hunt. Why not?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 11, 2015, 10:38:34 AM
Okay, this one I'll describe normally too. There are two tiers of supernatural martial arts, terrestrial (the weak ones) and celestial (the freakishly powerful ones). Anathema have enough skill and essence to easily perform celestial ma's while exalts like lanying only have ones like jade mountain and ill lily. The immaculate faith trains some dragon blooded to use celestial martial arts and forms them into groups called wyld hunts. Their job is to hunt and kill anathema, undead, fae etc and to beat up rogue gods.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 11, 2015, 10:40:04 AM
The terrestrials are the weak ones? O-o
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 11, 2015, 10:43:23 AM
The weakest. Mortal martial arts don't use essence, so they aren't even on the list. Celestial martial arts can let you divide castles, slaughter armies etc. The best comparison is this.
Mortal: Break bricks, jump walls.
Dragon blooded: Break walls, jump houses.
Lunars: Break titan, jump mountain.
Solars: Kill army, use mountain as an improvised weapon.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 11, 2015, 10:44:55 AM
...so basically this game is full of crazily overpowered people? :D
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 11, 2015, 10:48:13 AM
Yes. And you are one of them.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 11, 2015, 10:50:43 AM
Awesome :D
Where does Agni fall on this scale?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 11, 2015, 10:56:08 AM
He is beneath the bottom of the scale. Enlightened mortals are basically just one of those rpg enemies that can throw fireballs but die in two hits. The game calls units like hin 'extras' and there are charms entirely dedicated to wiping extras off the map so you can focus on exalts. His job as an exalts servant is a godsend because they tend to keep people they like safely in a manse or castle.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 11, 2015, 11:03:29 AM
Poor Agni ._.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 11, 2015, 11:05:49 AM
Don't worry, he has it GREAT for a mortal. But it will all depend on how Lanying treats her followers.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 11, 2015, 03:25:34 PM
[And don't worry, mortals can do alright in the Realm, just look at your father]

1: Read about something else? [What do you want to know about?]
2: Do something else? [Check out armory, stables, Lanying etc, you come up with something]
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 11, 2015, 11:04:40 PM
Check out the armory
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 11, 2015, 11:20:07 PM
You head to the outer reaches of the house as the sound of metal on metal grows louder.
Eventually you step through a high stone arch to a vast chamber with sunlight pouring in through a ceiling high gateway at the other end.
In alcoves in the walls at least a half dozen warstriders ten times your height are stabled, being maintained by a swarm of scurrying workmen and monks on scaffolds. You head to the forges at the rear of the hall.
You find Li Wen, Lanyings older brother folding bronze bars over an anvil.
'Jing!' he calls, 'Check the aluminium! We can't afford to lose this batch!' Li never exalted, but he would have made an excellent Earth Aspect, his knowledge of craftsmanship is as high as a mortal can get it, and so he was put in charge of the warstrider maintenance and restoration program.
He takes off his safety mask and wipes sweat and russet hair away from his dark skinned forehead. He grins and waves at you, you bow respectfully. 'Master Wen'
'Agni! You're checking up on the patient?'
You nod. 'With all due respect, I know you are a busy man with many important-'
He waves you off. 'Relax, it's a privilege, he takes your sword in its scabbard from a workbench next to him, 'It's a thing of beauty'
You take your iron bastard sword and grip the hand and a half hilt, dragging a few inches of the beautiful, mirror-like black iron blade from its sheath.
'It's as good as new' You say. You take it in both hands and bow to him. 'I thank you'
'Think nothing of it, although there is a way you can repay me....'
'Anything!'
'Spar with me for a few rounds, I need a break'

You say/do?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 12, 2015, 10:10:58 AM
Agree, but panic internally.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 12, 2015, 08:14:44 PM
You incline your head respectfully. 'Of course' you say.

http://data3.whicdn.com/images/22169701/large.gif

He grins and reaches behind the same workbench and retrieves a taijijian with a tasseled hilt. 'Shall we?'
He leads you to a clear space between the feet of a scarlet warstrider.
You take up your positions a few paces away from each other.
You grip the hilt of your sword with both hands, holding it close to your chest and angling it back slightly.

[Your stats:

Agni: Heroic, Enlightened Mortal

Heroism: 2

Concept: Follower/Martyr

Edges:

DODGE:

SWIVELING DEFENSE TECHNIQUE
Minimum Heroism: 2
The hero may use dodge actions even when she is unable to give ground due to standing on a narrow ledge, being up to her knees in mud, and so forth.

RESISTANCE:

SKIN OF THE DRAGONS
Minimum Heroism: 2
The hero may soak bashing damage with half his Stamina (rounding down) exactly like one of the Exalted. This Edge does not grant the hero a roll to resist the effects of environmental damage, though this damage may be soaked as though he was one of the Chosen. [Stamina = 2]

Equipment:

Northern Longsword: Turns barehanded damage into lethal damage plus 2. Ignores one point of soak. Two handed use allows it to ignore two points of soak.

Barehand Damage: 2

Disease: Common cold. Reduces stamina and dexterity. Reduces bashing soak by one.
]

He also assumes a two handed grip with his smaller sword, but holds it straight with the point aimed at your chest.
'We stop upon contact'
'Sounds reasonable-'

http://media3.giphy.com/media/iqkCNZIzSSXSM/giphy.gif

You lunge forward in a rapid sideways shuffle, bringing your sword down in a vicious diagonal strike.
He twitches his blade out of the way while taking a step back, then lunges forward, straightening his arms at your chest.
You bring your blade back up while parrying with a twisting motion, he pulls his blade back before the parry is even complete and launches a slice at your unprotected left.
You swing your arms to one side without changing the blades angle and batter his blade aside before driving him back with a series of thrusts that he simply skips out of range of.
You both resume your ready positions.
'So,' he says, 'Seen much of my sister recently?'

What do you say/do?

1: 'Yes'
2: 'Hell yes'
3: 'No'
4: 'Hell no'
5: 'W-what?!'
6: 'What do you mean?'
7: Other [you decide]?

Combined with?

1: Ready your defense?
2: Lunge?
3: High slash?
4: Low slash?
5: Overhead chop?
6: Back up?
7: Lower your guard to lure him in?

Lastly, what strategy do you intend to use? [You decide]
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 12, 2015, 10:01:10 PM
2, 7, Skin of the Dragons
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 12, 2015, 10:05:05 PM
[Edges don't need to be activated, and seeing as his stamina has been reduced to one by the cold he can't soak any damage at all.]

Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 12, 2015, 10:11:12 PM
You smile slightly despite yourself. 'Hell yes I did' you lower your blade and raise your hand for a high five.
He raises an eyebrow and looks at you suspiciously.

http://troll-face.ru/static/images/you-what-have-you-done.jpg

You take that moment of distraction to lunge forward, batting his guard aside. He attempts another soft parry at the last moment, but he oversteps himself and falls over backwards.
He climbs back up. 'That didn't count, you didn't touch me!'
'Fair enough' You resume your position, as does he.
'I don't know what you meant,' he says 'but I haven't seen her in ages. She's all but vanished since she Exalted. How is she?'
He attacks, an overhead chop that you block on the flat of your blade, followed by a series of sweeping slashes that you parry. A hit rings dangerously close to your fingers, this darn cold is slowing your reflexes. You lock hilts for a brief moment.

You say?

Combined with-

You do?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 13, 2015, 11:38:17 AM
"Horny, apparently." And jump back to break our hilts apart.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 13, 2015, 12:06:09 PM
OH MY GOOD GRIEF I AM LITERALLY DYING RIGHT NOW. I'M DEAD. THAT'S IT. GOING TO MY FUNERAL. RP OVER. THANKS FOR COMING. IT'S BEEN FUN.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 13, 2015, 12:06:51 PM
BUT I LIKE THIS RP
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 13, 2015, 12:08:41 PM
AW THAT'S SWEET BUT NOPE. NO COMING BACK FROM THIS. HOW IN THE BURNING GUTS OF MALFAEAS AM I SUPPOSED TO COME BACK FROM THAT? NOPE, WE DONE.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 13, 2015, 12:10:41 PM
OMFG PAN I'M DYING. BESLY AND I CAN HAVE A JOINT FUNERAL. I AM DEAD
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 13, 2015, 12:11:52 PM
I WANT TO TELL YOU TO WRITE SOMETHING ELSE AND GIVE YOU A SLAP ON THE WRIST. BUT IT IS TOO PERFECT. SO WE ARE JUST GOING TO SIT HERE, CONSUMED WITH AMBIVALENCE.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 13, 2015, 12:18:11 PM
Wait, so, are we actually gonna go with this? Show of hands.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 13, 2015, 12:18:58 PM
*puts my hands in the air like I just don't care*
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 13, 2015, 12:22:16 PM
*Readies hands to commit this atrocity* And pan?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 13, 2015, 12:51:00 PM
May God have mercy on our souls

'Horny, apparently' you say.
His face becomes one of absolute and utter shock. And before it can become anything else you lever your blade around the hilt, letting it tap him on the side of the neck.
'An excellent bout sir' You bow.
He stammers. 'Uh, yeah, so wait. Hang on a second. You're a bodyguard, right?'

You say/do?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 13, 2015, 01:26:26 PM
Confirm our bodyguard status.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 13, 2015, 01:32:10 PM
'You could say that' You say.
A bystander chuckles, then turns it into a fit of coughing.
The look Sir Li gives you says that he's trying to decide exactly how you meant that to sound.

How did you intend it to sound?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 13, 2015, 01:33:40 PM
Innocent. Mostly.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 13, 2015, 01:34:18 PM
Define mostly  >:/ *Is suspicious*
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 13, 2015, 01:36:13 PM
Like 95%.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 13, 2015, 01:44:32 PM
'Is something wrong?' you ask, eyes wide.
He shakes his head slowly, looking at you suspiciously. 'No, no it's fine. Tell you what, if you need that sword repaired again just give me a shout. You might need it sometime in the near future'
You realize at that point exactly what you've been saying, and who you've been saying it to.
Damn this bloody cold.
'Oh, uh right, yes, of course'
You hear someone yelling near the front gate.

You say/do?

Or

Be someone else?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 13, 2015, 01:57:13 PM
We should probably be Lanying again.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 13, 2015, 02:01:31 PM
[Okey dokey then!]

You wake up.
You yawn, slowly, luxuriantly and deeply, stretching as you do so.
You remember training as a mortal, the next day was always agony, incomparable agony.
But now?
Okay, it still hurts, but you'll survive.
You lie there for a moment in your bed, a four posted feather mattress from the north.
You love it.
You stare up at the ceiling.

What do you think about?

And/or

What do you say/do?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 13, 2015, 09:30:58 PM
Think about the delicious hunk of man that is Agni. Then go seek out Agni.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 13, 2015, 10:51:58 PM
DAMNIT CAT, YOU TOO?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 13, 2015, 11:03:27 PM
Whilst lying there you come to the logical conclusion that the most effective way to spend the unfathomable resources and phenomenal cosmic powers at your disposal is to fantasize about your muscly servant in a towel.
You do so with great aplomb and enthusiasm.

-----

You come to the conclusion, after much scientific pondering that he is in fact a delicious hunk of man. The yummiest. And you were all over him last night and oh gods he's probably terrified of you and you're so embarrassed you could die right now.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 13, 2015, 11:08:17 PM
Find Agni, then attempt to come on to hin in a slightly less creepy way.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 13, 2015, 11:11:07 PM
Fine, but I'm making you roll for it

You leave your room, wrapping your sleeping garment around you and remembering yet again that you have no idea where he sleeps, and you admit to yourself that that is probably healthiest.
Where do you look first?

1: In the gardens?
2: In the armory?
3: In the bath?
4: In the stables?
5: Look for the servants quarters?
6: Other?

Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 13, 2015, 11:13:39 PM
2
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 13, 2015, 11:20:18 PM
And this is why I shouldn't trust you with meta-game knowledge  ::)

You decide for an obscure and unrelated reason that it might be best for you to search the armory first.

[Two pattern spiders high-five, slightly crumpling their tiny 'Lagning 5evah' T-shirts.]

Your brother Li has been spending most of his time down there on the realm funded project of repairing part of the old warstrider fleet. You used to go down there and help with the test piloting, some of them need multiple pilots however.

When you finally reach the vast hall you emerge on to a gallery about ten feet up. You notice a small ring of off-duty workmen standing around-
Oh, Agni fighting your brother.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 13, 2015, 11:22:45 PM
They are fighting without you? Blasphemy. Join in, of course.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 13, 2015, 11:24:42 PM
Okay then. Two questions.

1: What did you wear to bed?

2: How do you wish to enter combat?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 14, 2015, 12:33:58 AM
1. Pajamas.
2. Grab a weapon and barrel into the fight.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 14, 2015, 12:36:55 AM
[I meant what sort, this is the future/bronze age woman! There all kinds o'clothes]

You charge forward, grabbing a metal pole and leaping from the balcony screaming a war cry.
Agni and Li look up from their courteous conversation to see you charging towards them.
Li takes up a fighting stance. 'We can take her!' he says. 'Right Agni-?'
Agni is already running.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 14, 2015, 12:51:27 AM
Roll my eyes at Li and chase Agni.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 14, 2015, 09:21:59 AM
You roll your eyes at Li and shrug as if to say 'This s***t happens frequently'
He facepalms audibly as you chase down Agni.
He's about ten meters ahead of you, keeping his distance well for a mortal.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 16, 2015, 11:28:03 AM
'Agni! Wait!'
'I'm sorry what?! I can't hear you!' he yells over his shoulder, accelerating as he does so.

You say?

1: 'Bulls***t!'
2: 'I just want to talk!'
3: 'I want to apologize!'
4: 'You can't run from destiny!'
5: Other? [you decide]
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 16, 2015, 12:36:32 PM
1 followed by 4
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 16, 2015, 12:45:29 PM
'Bulls***t you can't! Come back here! You can't run from fate!'
'Yes I can!'

Hmmm, good point. He seems to be doing quite well.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 16, 2015, 12:47:07 PM
...can I do mountain out of a molehill, or do I have to be in battle for that?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 16, 2015, 12:52:48 PM
You may. It will cost you five essence. Btw, you can use any charm at any time. It's just that most of the time it wouldn't make sense.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 16, 2015, 01:03:23 PM
In that case I would like to use mountain out of a molehill to propel myself at Agni :)
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 16, 2015, 01:04:06 PM
Alright, is your intention to-

1: Grapple?
2: Strike?
3: Tackle?
4: Land ahead of him?
5: Land next to him?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 16, 2015, 01:05:52 PM
4
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 16, 2015, 01:09:26 PM
You pull at the essence of the stone floor beneath your feet, a pillar of rock launches you forwards, the back of your head almost skimming the roof as you fly through the air, landing with a roll in front of Agni and holding your arms wide to block him.
He skids to a stop.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 16, 2015, 01:19:42 PM
Say "caught you" and grin at him like he should think this is a good thing.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 16, 2015, 01:25:18 PM
You grin, your left eye twitches slightly. 'Caught you!' you say delightedly.
Agni stops and sighs. 'Yeah, I guess you di- OH LOOK! IT'S THE KUKLA*!'
You spin around. 'Where!?'
Nothing.
Wait a sec-
He's running.

You say/do?

*A dragon of earth the size of a mountain range designed to end entire portions of Creation. Celestial Exalted in large numbers are no match for it.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 16, 2015, 01:37:39 PM
Call him a cheater and chase him some more.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 16, 2015, 01:39:04 PM
[Is this ever going to actually go anywhere  ::) ]

You stomp your foot in frustration, slightly damaging the tiles. 'CHEATER!' You run after him, only to round a corner and find Li holding him in a head lock.
Li glares at you.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 16, 2015, 01:40:40 PM
(Who knows? ::))

Thank Li for catching him, ignoring the glare, and attempt to take Agni from him.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 16, 2015, 01:43:04 PM
'Cheers!' You say, as you reach for Agni.
Li grabs your wrist and pulls, next thing you know you're in a headlock under his other arm.
He walks off, ignoring both of your protests. He kicks a side door open and tosses you both into the room.
He stands there, frowning down at you both.
'Do you have any idea how angry I am?'

You say/do?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 16, 2015, 02:04:21 PM
Look as innocent as possible and answer "I have no idea. Why don't you tell me?"
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 16, 2015, 02:11:24 PM
'I have no idea-'
'DON'T' He snaps.
You fall silent.
'You know, I was happy when you Exalted. I was happy that my little sister would get a long, empowered life. And do you know what else? I was hoping that you might be the one to restore our family reputation.'

You say/do?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 16, 2015, 02:18:46 PM
"I thought the family reputation was your job. You're the eldest child."

(He is oldest, right? Otherwise ignore that and I'll think of something else :P)
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 16, 2015, 02:37:16 PM
[Functionally oldest, he's the oldest at home]

'You're our only Exalted! Everything is your job! You are the face of our family, hell, you're one of the new faces of our entire clan! Everything you say and do filters down to the rest of us. You finally Exalted and everyone was ecstatic, I couldn't have been happier for you! I hadn't Exalted and I probably never will, so for my little sister to be chosen by the dragons was all that I could have hoped for. Father was happy, Mother wrote home, everyone was proud of you.'
He stares at you for a moment, then speaks, punctuating each word with a gesture at Agni. 'The FIRST TIME I see you at anything but a banquet or ceremony for six months you're chasing a bloody servant in your nightclothes. And do you want to know the wonderful things he had to say?'
'Milord-' Agni starts.
'YOU DON'T GET TO SPEAK HERE.' Li says slowly.
Agni bows and places his forehead on the ground. 'Apologies'
Li is staring at you. 'What in hell are you thinking?'
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 16, 2015, 05:00:28 PM
You open your mouth to reply, he waves you off. 'No, forget it, you aren't thinking. You're just doing whatever comes to mind. Because it's fun.' He turns away. 'Forget it, you're Exalted, you can do whatever you want.'
He walks to the door. 'By the way, Mother would be ashamed of you.'

You say/do?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 16, 2015, 05:02:50 PM
Feel only a little guilty and return your attentions to Agni.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 16, 2015, 05:11:37 PM
You only feel a little bit guilty as he slams the screen door behind him.
Only a little bit.
You turn to Agni.
He stands up slowly. He offers you a helping hand.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 17, 2015, 02:48:26 PM
You say/do?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 17, 2015, 03:00:56 PM
Take it and swoon in his arms.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 17, 2015, 04:12:29 PM
You let him pull you to your feet, shortly before swooning theatrically.
'Oh! I feel faint!' You cry as you collapse.
He catches you under the arms a few seconds too late and you sit quite hard on the cold stone floor.
Ouch

Current Health:

Bashing: 9
Lethal: 10
Aggravated: 10

'Nice catch'
'Sorry Milady' He pulls you to your feet properly this time, making sure you're anchored quite securely. He pushes you back slightly when you try to lean on him.
You hear raised voices down the hall, one of them Li's.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 17, 2015, 10:49:53 PM
You say/do?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 18, 2015, 09:54:50 AM
Grab Agni and run
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 18, 2015, 11:42:29 AM
Run where?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 18, 2015, 12:54:13 PM
Away from the voices. Nyoom.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 18, 2015, 01:03:52 PM
You grab Agnis hand and run for it. Surprisingly he follows quite obediently.
'Lanying?!' you hear Li call. 'Wait!'
You aren't far from the armory. The corridors here are broad and csrved from solid rock; they carry sound exceptionally well.
In this case, a sudden roar of machinery.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 18, 2015, 01:24:16 PM
Continue running towards the sudden roar of machinery with the logic that it must be better than Li's wrath.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 18, 2015, 01:32:54 PM
You race down the hallway. You take a hard right turn and almost trip over an indoor balcony that overlooks one of the massive tunnels tgat the warstriders use to exit the manse.
'Look out!' Agni yells as he grabs you by the nightie and pulls you back.

How do you fall?
1:Into his arms
2:Onto the floor
3:Both
4:Roll back up to your feet
5:Other
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 18, 2015, 01:33:29 PM
3
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 18, 2015, 01:45:33 PM
You 'accidentally' trip and collide with him, knocking you both to the floor. Ouch
For Agni at least. You had a nice soft, muscular, dreamy pillow to break your fall.
'Meep' is the only sound that escapes his mouth. Oh right. He needs oxygen. You shift your weight off his diaphragm and his face goes from blue back to its natural firey blush.
'Love the enthusiasm, but your timing is a bit-' you are silenced by a wall of noise as a warstrider head shatters the balcony, showering you with broken rock.
A monk comes running up to you in his work clothes. He sees you and blushes while averting his eyes. 'We need- we need your help!'

You say/do?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 18, 2015, 01:49:15 PM
"With what?" as if it weren't sort of obvious.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 18, 2015, 01:56:49 PM
He looks at you aghast. Agni tries to push you off.

1: Let him
2: Pin his arms
3: Other

'A striders gone mad! Someone must have climbed in and now they-'
You hear an explosion that shakes the ground. Followed by screams.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 18, 2015, 02:16:07 PM
1
And things are blowing up; I should probably do something about it.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 18, 2015, 02:25:23 PM
You let Agni push you off and you climb to your feet. 'Lead the way'

The warstrider chamber looks like hell. Smoke fills the air, oil blazes in golden puddles, essence batteries pop like firecrackers and maintainence scaffolding lies broken on the floor.
You see Li pinned under a beam. A pair of monks is trying to lift it off his legs. He sees you and shouts over a sudden rush of noise as a massive scarlet warstrider rips the arms off of a green one.
'Get out!' Li yells.

What's the plan?

1: Get Li out
2: Find and board an unmanned strider
3: Board the rogue strider
4: Get everone out
5: Other
6: Combination
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 18, 2015, 02:26:11 PM
1 followed by 4
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 18, 2015, 02:36:08 PM
You run to Li, lifting ans tossing the plank aside singlehandedly.
'Can you run?'
He winces. 'I can't even stand'
You sling him over your shoulder and run for the exit.
'EVERYONE OUT!' you scream at the top of your lungs. You hand Li to a pair of monks near the exit.
He grabs your wrist briefly. 'Stop them' he says briefly.

You say/do?

And your plan is?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 20, 2015, 12:44:09 AM
I tell him I will. And my plan? I don't know yet. Probably something crazy.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 20, 2015, 11:06:39 AM
You smile at him with determination that you don't have.

'I will'

Li is carried away as you turn back to the hellish mess of the chamber.

What do you do?

1: I've test run warstriders once or twice for Li, if I get in one I might be able to do some damage
2: I should approach on foot, as stealthily as I can
3: I should launch an attack on foot, see if I can board it
4: Other
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 20, 2015, 11:14:00 AM
1
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 20, 2015, 11:24:27 AM
There are three on the near side of the room that look operational. A crimson mid sized one with a curved sword bolted to its side, a large white one with an essence cannon for an arm and a small green one with reinforced fists.

You choose?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 20, 2015, 11:24:58 AM
The big one with the essence cannon.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 20, 2015, 11:50:53 AM
You run towards the white one, ducking a few red hot screws ricocheting away from an explosion. You bounce off it's leg and on to the scaffolding around it, taking the steps three at a time until you're twenty meters above the ground and on level with it's helmet like head.

 http://www.domuscygna.com/hosting/shining.jpg

Two panels in the back of the head swing open like wings as you approach. You swing yourself inside and they close behind you. Suddenly it is so quiet the only sound is your breathing. There is a three dimensional magic circle pulsing over the controls in front of you with instructions written in old realm. You are TERRIBLE at old realm, but you think you recognize 'essence' and sacrifice.
Apparently this thing needs a boost of essence to kick start the motor.

Current Essence: 45

Charge it with?

1: Five essence
2: Ten essence
3: Fifteen essence
4: Twenty essence
5: Twenty-five essence
6: Thirty essence
7: Thirty-five essence
8: Forty essence
9: Forty-five essence
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 20, 2015, 12:06:37 PM
Um. Um. Um. Thirty.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 20, 2015, 12:07:45 PM
Gonna need to vote proper on this one. Cat?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 20, 2015, 12:20:09 PM
Caaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 20, 2015, 01:04:46 PM
[Okay, guess she's okay with it]

http://www.roll-dice-online.com/

Roll

30
5
1
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 20, 2015, 01:06:20 PM
26 - 25 - 29 - 10 - 25 (Avg: 23,0)
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 20, 2015, 01:16:03 PM
SORRY I WAS ATTENDING TO IMPORTANT LIFE MATTERS


Result

6 - 14 - 24 - 7 - 16 (Avg: 13,4)

(Total avg: 13,4)
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 20, 2015, 01:24:24 PM
Ooh, one failure, one success. I'll roll.

24-4-5-15-29 Average 14.8

[Poo. Okay, I got one critical success, so that counts as two successes. Soooooo if lets say the five becomes a success that means we have three successes and one critical success vs one failure. Soo we win!]

You place your hand on the diagram and let essence flow from you.

Current Essence: 15

You feel the power flow out from you and into the veins and circuitry of the machine. You feel a comforting sensation, as if taking a breath with someone else's lungs and you realize that this strider must incorporate white jade components in its workings.
The dashboard lights up with white, green and blue symbols as the wall in front of you becomes transparent, giving you a view of the smoke and fire of the outer chamber. Speakers begin to feed you diluted surround sound.
A steel harness closes around you and you grip the controls. There is a flashing yellow prompt in old realm blinking on the screen in front of you.

1: Swat it away
2: Ignore it
3: Press the green icon on it
4: Press the red icon on it
5: Press the blue icon on it
6: other
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 20, 2015, 01:29:17 PM
5
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 20, 2015, 01:33:07 PM
You tap the azure icon and a circular feed appears on the view screen, showing a flexible metal hose emerging from under tha camera that is connected to a copper array with several essence battery crystals inset.

1: Press the green icon
2: Press the red icon
3: Press the blue icon
4: Other
5: Ignore it
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 20, 2015, 01:35:13 PM
1
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 20, 2015, 01:43:58 PM
The hose flexes and kicks as the gems glow brightly. You see several dials crawl upwards, turning green.

Current Strider Essence: 160

Health:

Bashing: 50

Lethal: 30

Aggravated: 20

Soak:

Bashing: Pierce armor 4

Lethal: Pierce armor 5

Aggravated: None

One damage from every attack gets turned into bashing damage.

Equipment:

Ablative field: 40 essence
Applies a barrier that absorbs five damage from the next hit. Then four, then three etc.

Deflector shield: 20
Removes ten bashing or lethal damage from a single hit

Pasiap lance: 50 essence
Deals 25 lethal damage.

Pasiap cocoon: 30 essence
Adds three bashing soak and three lethal soak to up to five units
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 20, 2015, 01:44:18 PM
Options?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 20, 2015, 01:52:00 PM
Oh, right  ::)

Well.

This is a pleasant surprise. You feel slightly in awe at the sheer quantities of essence this thing requires, simultaneously feeling relief that Li got around to translating the instructions for the weapons and armor. That cocoon doesn't look like it will do any good without troops around, so that leaves you with four options;

1: Activate the ablative field; this is a support strider, it won't last long in hand to hand combat
2: Activate the deflector shield; this will take the brunt out of the initial clash
3: Activate the Pasiap lance; see if you can take it down from a distance
4: Charge into combat; use martial arts
5: Other
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 20, 2015, 02:15:17 PM
3
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 20, 2015, 02:21:50 PM
Several charts of essence conduits pop up to your left. You tap a glowing blue disk, it turns white as the conduits light up and the entire cockpit begins to vibrate.
You see the rogue strider emerge from the cloud of smoke, a scarlet and ebony war machine with an immense steel talwar in it's right gauntlet. An azure light comes from the painted eyes on its face. It's head turns to you.
The vibration grows, you can see the floor and walls being bleached white by the glow of the cannon on your left arm.
The rogue strider opens its left gauntlet, letting a handful of corpses fall to the floor.
You raise your left arm in the control gauntlet, you see the entire left arm of the strider rise into a firing position. A bar springs from the side, you grab it with the striders right hand and draw it back, it releases a heavy 'clunk' noise every few seconds until it 'clicks' into position.
The rogue strider walks towards you, each step shaking the earth.

http://www.roll-dice-online.com/

30
5
1

Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 20, 2015, 02:40:54 PM
11 - 1 - 10 - 6 - 20 (Avg: 9,6)

(Total avg: 9,6)
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 20, 2015, 02:51:04 PM
The lance ignites, launching a white hot stream of concussive essence that tears past the striders shoulder and annihilates a massive section of wall.
A few dozen dials briefly jump into the red before stabilizing and the essence pool turns yellowy green.
The rogue strider leans forward, about to break into a run.

Current Essence: 110

1: Activate the ablative field; this is a support strider, it won't last long in hand to hand combat
2: Activate the deflector shield; this will take the brunt out of the initial clash
3: Activate the Pasiap lance; see if you can take it down from a distance
4: Charge into combat; use martial arts
5: Other
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 20, 2015, 03:07:12 PM
2
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 20, 2015, 03:11:31 PM
Essence conduits shift and flex like muscles as a micron thick transparent cocoon of essence embraces the strider from head to toe.

Current Essence: 90

The rogue breaks into a run, leaning forward and bringing the talwar up over its head.

1: Activate the ablative field; this is a support strider, it won't last long in hand to hand combat
2: Activate the Pasiap lance; see if you can take it down from a distance
3: Charge into combat; use martial arts
4: Other

Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 20, 2015, 03:12:28 PM
3
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 20, 2015, 03:17:05 PM
You shove your feet into the control greaves and lean forward, the strider tilts alarmingly, you stick one leg out, and then the other, you hit a gallop just as you meet the rogue head on. The talwar smashes across the chestplate, imploding the thin bubble of essence moments before you both collide with enough force to shatter the ground beneath you.

Current Health:

Bashing: 44
Lethal: 28
Aggravated: 20


1: Activate the ablative field; this is a support strider, it won't last long in hand to hand combat
2: Activate the deflector shield; this will take the brunt out of a big hit
3: Activate the Pasiap lance
4: Use cannon as a shield, block attacks
5: Dodge the next attack
6: Strike with fist, push it back
7: Strike with legs, attack its stance
8: Other
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 20, 2015, 03:22:06 PM
2
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 20, 2015, 03:24:45 PM
Essence pours from vents across the strider, thickening the air around it to the density of concrete.

Current Essence: 50

The rogue shoves you back with both hands, you stagger slightly, but manage to balance it.

1: Activate the deflector shield; this will take the brunt out of a big hit
2: Activate the Pasiap lance
3: Use cannon as a shield, block attacks
4: Dodge the next attack
5: Strike with fist, push it back
6: Strike with legs, attack its stance
7: Other
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 20, 2015, 03:25:17 PM
6
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 20, 2015, 03:28:01 PM
The rogue takes it's sword in both hands and directs a sweeping diagonal cut at your upper half. You twist the controls, dropping your strider into a low stance as it throws its leg out in a sweeping kick at the rogues forward leg.

http://www.roll-dice-online.com/

30
3
1
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 20, 2015, 03:29:26 PM

Result

26 - 29 - 15 (Avg: 23,33333333333)

(Total avg: 23,3333333333)
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 20, 2015, 03:32:59 PM
[One success and two critical successes!]

You are hit with vertigo as the viewscreen tilts wildly, you feel a moment of resistance on the right control greave and hear a noise like a mountain breaking.
You return to a standing position facing away from the rogue, you turn the head to see it lying flat on its back with the talwar buried in the ground behind it.

1: Activate the deflector shield; this will take the brunt out of a big hit
2: Activate the Pasiap lance
3: Strike it while it is down
4: Other
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 20, 2015, 03:34:19 PM
З
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 20, 2015, 03:35:52 PM
http://www.roll-dice-online.com/

Roll

30
3
1

and

30
5
1

and post both results.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 21, 2015, 12:46:59 AM
(Hello :P)


6 - 24 - 20 (Avg: 16,66666666667)

26 - 12 - 13 - 8 - 20 (Avg: 15,8)
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 21, 2015, 11:54:25 AM
[Eh, good enough]

You approach the fallen rogue and raise the left leg of your strider. Essence floods to its joints and pistons as you bring it down hard on to the chest of the rogue.
There is a sound like a firewand rupturing and you stagger back as your boot bounces off the deflector shield.

1: Activate the deflector shield; this will take the brunt out of a big hit
2: Activate the Pasiap lance
3: Strike it while it is down
4: Other
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 21, 2015, 11:57:15 AM
1
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 21, 2015, 12:01:54 PM
[Okay, just warning you, you're at fifty essence, if you use that you won't have enough left to do anything but use the deflector shield a second time]
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 21, 2015, 12:12:47 PM
Ooooh, then let's not do that :P

Let' try 3 again
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 21, 2015, 12:17:34 PM
You stoop and grip a massive, broken beam of rock from the ground and swing it once overhead. The rogue sits up.

http://www.roll-dice-online.com/

Roll

30
3
1

and

30
5
1

and post both results.


Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 21, 2015, 12:19:24 PM
3 - 27 - 15 (Avg: 15,0)

20 - 13 - 17 - 16 - 6 (Avg: 14,4)

I'm not sure since I don't really understand the game mechanics but I think that's a failure :P
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 21, 2015, 12:56:37 PM
[Fraid so :/]

The rogue twists it's head to one side and the pillar shatters against the floor
It rocks forward and begins to climb to its feet.

1: Activate the deflector shield; this will take the brunt out of a big hit
2: Activate the Pasiap lance
3: Strike it while it is down
4: Other
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 21, 2015, 01:09:11 PM
Again! We have one more chance still at an advantage :P
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 21, 2015, 01:12:00 PM
[That's the spirit! Remember, if you post a description of how you want to do something and it is A: possible and B: cool then that is considered a stunt, that allows you to reroll a dice and gives you a little free essence]

http://www.roll-dice-online.com/

Roll

30
3
1

and

30
5
1

and post both results.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 21, 2015, 01:19:14 PM
8 - 28 - 10 (Avg: 15,3333333333)

17 - 28 - 27 - 20 - 3 (Avg: 19,0)

I will keep stunting in mind when I have more time to think through answers.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 21, 2015, 01:22:16 PM
[Okay! That's a success]

Your strider twists, from the shoulders, down through to the hips and finally your right leg snakes out and collides with the torso of the rogue, rebounding from another deflector shield.
You fall back into a combat stance, the rogue was knocked back on to its elbows by the impact.

1: Activate the deflector shield; this will take the brunt out of a big hit
2: Activate the Pasiap lance
3: Strike it while it is down
4: Other
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 21, 2015, 02:45:05 PM
2
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 21, 2015, 03:33:06 PM
The essence silos flatline as the last drops of power are forced into the core of the Pasiap lance. Again, that stark, bone white glow blasts from the barrel, bleaching the rocks around it.

Current Essence: 0

The rogue rolls away from you, heaving itself to its feet.
You level the barrel in its direction, the whole cockpit is shaking with the vibrations from the cannon.
The rogue enters a combat stance, you see a brief flicker as it engages its shield a third time.
That will take out at least half of the damage of your cannon.
You pull the firing bar back into the 'ready' position.
The rogue takes one step towards you, and then a voice echoes through the chamber, magnified tenfold by a speaker system.
'BOULDER CRUSHING GRASP!' At that moment, the short, green strider with reinforced fists hits the rogue hard enough to implode its shield and wraps its arms around the bigger machine, attempting to grapple it.
The rogue wrenches one arm free and tilts, slamming its elbow into the helmet of the green strider.
They are side by side in front of you, lurching from side to side.
The cannon is shaking, if you hold it for too long then the machine will vent and the essence will be wasted.

Do you-?

1: Take the shot now?
2: Wait a moment?
3: Other?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 21, 2015, 03:43:39 PM
1
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 21, 2015, 03:54:59 PM
Your striders back foot is driven into the floor up to the heel as a pillar of pure white light erupts from the barrel.


http://www.roll-dice-online.com/

Roll

30
5
1

and post results.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 21, 2015, 04:33:54 PM
5 - 23 - 20 - 26 - 8 (Avg: 16,4)
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 21, 2015, 05:07:33 PM
[Aw yiss  8) ]

The beam hits the rogue like a herd of elephants, slicing clean through its outer armor and stripping through layer after layer of plating all the way to its core. The breastplate folds and wrinkles away from the impact site as it is heated to incandescence.
It staggers away and out of the grip of the green strider, gripping the wall for support.
It looks up at you, through the cloud of smoke and fire pouring from the hole in its chest you see one azure eye flicker and turn off.

1: Finish it
2: Wait
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 21, 2015, 11:19:25 PM
1
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 21, 2015, 11:22:36 PM
You step forward, it raises a gauntlet, you swat it away and close your striders fist around the rogues helmet, wrenching it from its shoulders and hurling it to the floor.
It falls open on its side.

1: Dismount
2: Turn the helmet over
3: Examine the green strider
4: Crush the helmet
5: Other
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 22, 2015, 12:55:58 AM
3
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 22, 2015, 10:42:58 AM
You turn to the green strider to see its cowling folding open, and Agni emerging.
What?!
He reaches back into the cockpit and drags Li out by the arms.
Oh.
Li throws you a thumbs up.

1: Dismount
2: Turn the helmet over
3: Crush the helmet
4: Other
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 22, 2015, 12:01:49 PM
1
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 22, 2015, 12:07:08 PM
The helmet panels swing open behind you as the harness releases you. Your strider falls to its knees as you climb out of the cockpit and jump to the ground. Groups of monks and workmen are filing in with buckets of water to quench the countless fires scattered around the workshop. You can feel the heat from the rogues melted breastplate from here.

1: Examine the helmet; look for the rogue pilot
2: Check up on Li and Agni
3: Help put out the fires
4: Other
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 22, 2015, 12:29:41 PM
2
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 22, 2015, 01:06:32 PM
You ran across the floor to Agni, who is carefully handing Li down to a crew of monks. 'What the heck was all that about?' You say.
Li shrugged. 'You looked like you needed some help.'
'No, I mean calling your attacks like that.'
He frowns. 'You don't do that?'
You shake your head firmly. He shrugs. 'Well you should try it. It's good fun.'

You say/do?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 22, 2015, 01:31:07 PM
"Maybe I'll try it sometime."
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 22, 2015, 01:46:43 PM
Agni walks off in the direction of the helmet as Li nods. 'Indeed. Did you get your hands on the pilot?'
You shake your head, 'Not yet'.
Agni comes running back. 'Milord, milady, we might have a problem with the pilot. There isn't one.'
'What do you mean there isn't one!?' Li snaps.
'I mean it's empty milord. No footprints leading away from it either. There's just, nothing.'
Li twists on his stretcher. 'Shut down the workshop!' He yells. 'Get guards at every exit!' The monks carry him away, still screaming orders.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 24, 2015, 02:45:59 PM
[And so the bumping begins]
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 24, 2015, 02:48:06 PM
(Sorry! I've been busy lately :c)

Go looking for the pilot.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 24, 2015, 02:50:59 PM
[Iz okay :3]

You look around, you honestly can't imagine how he could have gotten out of there without you seeing him, or where he could have gone.

Do you-?

1: Search the exit tunnel?
2: Search the workshop?
3: Search the manse corridors?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 24, 2015, 02:56:17 PM
2
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 24, 2015, 03:19:03 PM
You start from the helmet. A layer of soot has coated the floor around it, a layer with no footprints but Agnis.
You roam the room systematically, passing at least a dozen workmen and guards doing the same thing.
Nothing?!
You hear the gates to the exit tunnel being closed along with every other unnecessary door to and from the workshop.\
Agni approaches you. 'Any luck?'

You say/do?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 26, 2015, 02:02:51 AM
Tell him no and ask him to help you search
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 26, 2015, 09:19:16 PM
You shake your head, 'Not a thing, care to help me search?'
He swallows. 'Depends,'
You raise an eyebrow. 'Depends?'
He blushes immediately and looks away. 'So sorry, I forgot my place. I wasn't trying to give an ultimatum-'
'Depends on what?'
He shrugs. 'Are you going to keep on, you know?'

1: Yes
2: No
3: Maybe
4: Other
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 27, 2015, 11:35:42 AM
4: "Later."
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 27, 2015, 12:18:47 PM
You nod with a small smile. 'Later.'
He stands still for a moment, chewing the words over. He shrugs and smiles nervously. 'Fair enough'
And then a sizzling stream of green light knocks him off of his feet.
From the rogue strider a shadow is growing, a cloud of gas or dust that stains the air a sickly green. You catch the faintest suggestion of a face writhing in pain as a ball of light begins to grow in its core.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 27, 2015, 01:07:04 PM
Prepare to face it down.
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 27, 2015, 01:10:21 PM
The lights intensity stings your eyes before it vanishes, transmuting into a finger thin spear of energy that slams into your chest.

Bashing Health: 4

You tumble on to your back, then push yourself back into a standing position with a quick handspring.
The entity twists and writhes, forming a humanoid shape as a green orb of light builds on its palm.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on April 13, 2015, 01:21:01 PM
[Btw, after this fight I'm going to change the rules to an abridged version of the official rules that I finally found, should make things easier]
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 02, 2015, 01:06:29 AM
The spectral form coalesces into a humanoid shape that glows the colour of brass and is wreathed in emerald phosphorescence. It raises one hand that fills with green light that stings your eyes. You raise your bo, then duck to one side as the light stabs out as a stream of blinding light, it screams past your head, blistering the shoulder of your nightie and singing a few of your hairs. You hear a clanking noise behind you as you bat a second beam away with your bo, the vibration stings your fingers and forces you a step back.
The being speaks, a whispering noise like ghosts chewing.
“REEekchlmETion”

1: Charge, dodge any attacks that come to close and engage in close quarters combat?
2: Stay back, activate artillery shaping footsteps and attack with projectiles?
3: Order Agni to get back in his warstrider, take it out with heavy weapons?
4: Other?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 02, 2015, 01:53:08 AM
3
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 02, 2015, 08:47:57 AM
You turn and shout. 'Agni! Get back in the-' you feel heat on your face and you turn as a bolt of light howls towards your face.
CRUNCH Something huge and heavy smashes into the ground in front of you, the light strikes it with a ping. A voice echoes around you. 'It is already taken care of milady'
You find yourself smiling. He really is a damn good servant. You duck as the strider steps over your head and reafhes out one vast arm. Agni simply closes the hand around the being and it collapses with a thud. A stream of green flame splashes against the floor as silence finally reigns. The striders cockpit swings open and your servant climbs down.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 02, 2015, 09:18:18 AM
Tackle/hug Agni.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 02, 2015, 09:22:09 AM
You take a brief run up and wrap your arms around Agni in a flying tackle. He aces his stamina roll and keeps his footing but gasps in pain. You pull away and notice that the right hand side of his chest is charred from where the beam struck him. 'Ouch' he wheezes.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 02, 2015, 09:55:11 AM
(I'M SORRY AGNI D:)

Apologize and offer medical attention.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 02, 2015, 10:04:20 AM
You step back immediately. 'OhmygoshImsosorryletmehel-'
'NO! I mean, it's alright milady. I'll just find a medic. Maybe some coffee'

1: Tell him to be careful
2: Thank him for what he did
3: Poke his wound
4: Carry him to a medic
5: Find Li
7: Give.monks instructions (you choose)
8: Give Agni instructions (you choose)
9: Find your father
10: combination
11: Other
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 02, 2015, 10:22:22 AM
2, then 3 (gently), then instruct him to find a medic.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 02, 2015, 10:40:09 AM
There is a brief moment of semi awkward silence. ‘My thanks for that by the way, the whole, you know, catching the attack thing’
‘Oh, um you’re welcome’
‘Great’
‘Indeed’
You reach out and prod his wound, he raises an eyebrow and flinches slightly. ‘It’s quite alright milady, the wound was cauterized’
You shake your head. ‘Doesn’t matter, you get yourself to a healer this instant!’
He smiles briefly and you could swear he rolled his eyes at you. ‘Yes mother’
You raise an eyebrow. ‘Pardon?’
He coughs. ‘Um, yes milady’
‘Good boy’
He heads off, avoiding the piles of hot metal and stone as he makes his way to the exit.
Now what?
1: Find a servant to give an instruction
2: Get breakfast
3: Get changed
4: Find your father
5: Find Li
6: Other
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 02, 2015, 10:48:49 AM
(YES MOTHER XD)

Can I do 4 and 5?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 02, 2015, 11:15:52 AM
You'll have to pick one to do first.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 02, 2015, 11:22:38 AM
5 first. Then we can find our dad together.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 02, 2015, 11:28:29 AM
You make your way to the infirmary, a long airy hall in the east wing. Usually there are only a few patients here at most; crushed fingers, burns, cuts nothing unusual, just the regular injuries that occur when working with machinery or essence. Today however there has to be at least fifty people in here, monks and mechanics with injuries ranging from grazes to major lacerations. You find Li on a bed at the far end with his leg being wrapped by a physician who bows to you as you approach. ‘Milady’ he says.
You incline your head briefly. ‘How is he?’
Li smiles briefly, ‘He’s fine, a greenstick fracture, albeit a big one. I’ll be up and about in no time.’
‘Gods help us all’ you say.
He rolls his eyes. ‘Very mature sis’
You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 02, 2015, 11:58:39 AM
Stick out my tongue and ask if he knows where our dad is.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 02, 2015, 12:53:39 PM
You poke your tongue at him because you are a mature adult and he is a big stupid party pooper. ‘Do you know where Da is?’
He shrugs. ‘Not sure, probably in the observatory, but if he’s heard I’ve been injured he’ll be down here any minute wanting to know what happened’
The door swings open as your father rushes in. ‘I heard you’d been injured! What happened?!’
1: Explain what happened [accurately]
2: Explain what happened [make yourself sound awesome]
3: Explain what happened [make Agni sound awesome]
4: Explain what happened [make Li sound awesome]
5: Let Li explain [accurately]
6: Combination
7: Other
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 02, 2015, 03:11:16 PM
2, 3, and 4. Most likely followed by 5
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 02, 2015, 04:56:35 PM
You clear your throat. Li rests his face on his hands and sighs.
'So me and Agni were about to kiss on the balcony but then it EXPLODED and I swooned and Agni caught me and then he jumped on a horse and carried me to the workshop and that one strider was like BLEARGARGLE and Li was stuck under a beam and I was like nah not having this so I lifted it off with like one hand and Li was like sup and we were like sup and Li was like dude, date my sister and Agni was like mkay and the n I jumped in a strider and I was like bro come at me and it was like kay and weTHREW DOWN and then Li was like dude sup brotimes and him and Agni hopped in a strider and they GRAPPLED EVERYTHING and then I fired my lazors-' you pause, taking a massive breath.
'And then what happened?!' asked the physician excitedly.
'And then the strider had a green ghost and then it shot Agni and his shirt was set on fire so he flexed and it exploded and then he crushed it in his hands and then we won!' The door opens and Agni enters, holding his side. 'And now he's here, hi Agni!' you wave excitedly. Your father raises his hand in greeting. Agni bows tiredly before a nurse rushes him to a bed and starts carefully cutting his shirt off to avoid disturbing the wound. You crane your neck to try and watch but your father moves his chair and cuts off your view. 'Li?' he says.
Li explains.
It's boring.
Your father stares at his lap for a minute, thinking.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 02, 2015, 11:27:16 PM
Ask what he's thinking about.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 02, 2015, 11:33:25 PM
He stays silent for a moment more. ‘Lanying,’
‘Yes?’
‘You were planning on leaving tomorrow yes?’
You nod, he nods. ‘Good, make sure that you do. Try to take your time with this investigation of yours, stay away from the manse for a while’ He looks up. ‘Whatever you both do, make sure that you understand the seriousness of this situation,’ he lowers his voice, ‘I believe that what occurred in the workshop was a demonic incursion’ In the silence that follows he stands, ‘Get well soon Li, Lanying, just go about your day, prepare for your investigation however you wish.’ He rises and leaves.

Do you-?

1: Go get breakfast?
2: Have breakfast with Li here?
3: Have breakfast with Agni here?
4: Go get changed?
5: Go seek out your masters? [training]
6: Go to the library?
7: Other?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 02, 2015, 11:48:40 PM
3
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 02, 2015, 11:58:32 PM
You step outside and call over the first servant you see, asking them to bring you breakfast.
Do you ask for-?

1: A lavish breakfast?
2: A frugal meal?
3: An exotic meal?
4: A simple breakfast?
5: Other?

Then you re-enter the infirmary and pull up a stool next to Agni’s bed. His shirt has been cut off and bandages applied to the right hand side of his chest.
‘What is it milady?’
You grin. ‘I just thought we could have breakfast together!’
His face turns pale.

You say/do?
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 03, 2015, 12:13:01 AM
1.
"I won't bite. This time."
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 03, 2015, 12:18:02 AM
You cross your legs and wink. "I won't bite, this time"
He groans.
You shrug, deliberately misunderstanding him. "Well if you're into that then-"
'No it's fine' he mumbles, obviously not quite convinced by your promise. You have a good amount of time before the breakfast arrives. So now would be an excellent time for conversation.

(Note; add what you want Lanying to say next to your vote)

1: Talk about last night
2: Talk about the fight with the rogue
3: Talk about his history
4: Plan for the investigation
5: Other
6: Combination
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 03, 2015, 12:20:44 AM
3. "So, who are you exactly?"
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 03, 2015, 12:28:22 AM
He seems surprised by the question. 'I mean who are you really? Where do you come from? What have you done?' You lean on one arm and prepare for storytime.
'Well' he says, 'I grew up in a school, sort of, an academy for bodyguards, servants, magic users and the like'
You gasp theatrically. 'A school for Witches and Wizards?!'
'No it-'
'ARE YOU A WIZARD?'
'I am not-'
'Can you saw people in half and fight ghosts and make beds?!'
'No I can't-' he frowns. 'Make beds?'
You shrug. 'I've always assumed it was done by magic. No one has told me otherwise. Clearly my theory is-'
'You can't make a BED?'
You wink and nudge his shoulder. 'I know how to make a bed rock!' ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
He blinks.
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
'You don't know how to make a bed.'
'I don't know how to make a bed.' ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
He smiles and shakes his head. 'Anyway, no, I can't do magic, I would have to be enlightened to do that. I'm just a servant'
You smile, 'A damn good one' he blushes slightly but doesn't deny it.
'I had excellent teachers. They taught me how to cook, clean, fence,'
You raise an eyebrow and glance at his arms pointedly. He shrugs 'And I did a lot of pushups. After I graduated I was sold to your clan and a few masters later I ended up here.'

You say/do?
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 03, 2015, 12:30:19 AM
"What other masters did you have?" (And do I know any of them?)
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 03, 2015, 12:37:13 AM
He shrugs, 'I actually worked quite briefly for milord Mengyao Ledaal.
Oh,
Him
He glances at you curiously. 'If you don't mind me asking milady, why are you two so, competitive?'

1: 'We're old friends, rivals really'
2: 'We used to be an item, but it ended'
3: 'I've been trying to get his attention, I fancy him'
4: 'He's been trying to get my attention, he fancies me'
5: 'He has nothing but contempt for my family'
6: 'Our families are rivals, now so are we'
7: 'I can't forgive him for what he did' (what?)
8: 'I have nothing but contempt for him'
9: Other
10: Combination
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 03, 2015, 12:40:06 AM
6
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 03, 2015, 12:44:44 AM
'It's the way things are. Our families are rivals, and we are the figureheads of our families. Try putting two tigers on the same mountain, they'll kill eachother.'
A physician speaks up behind you, 'Unless they're male and female that is'
You reach for your bo.
The physician shuts up.
Agni seems vaguely amused. 'I understand what you mean milady'

You say/do?
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 03, 2015, 01:42:52 AM
"Why'd Mengyao give you up?"
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 03, 2015, 11:24:30 AM
He shrugs, ‘Budget cut maybe, whatever the cause I ended up back on the local market. It was a private auction however, between Ledaal families and that is when your father hired me’
‘And now you’re here’
‘And now I’m here’

You say/do?
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 03, 2015, 12:29:30 PM
"Coolness."
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 03, 2015, 12:49:01 PM
He nods, but looks a little confused at your choice of words.

1: Ask something else?
2: Have breakfast arrive?
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 03, 2015, 12:56:32 PM
2
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 03, 2015, 10:24:54 PM
A massive iron trolley trundles into the infirmary, filling the air with a glorious smell. Li sits up, licking his lips, then glares at you as the trolley rolls straight past him and stops next to Agni’s bed. You poke your tongue out at Li and lick your lips at the sight of your breakfast.
Trays and tureens of savoury and sweet foods fight for space with a half dozen types of tea and coffee and you can feel the glorious heat from here. Agni looks at it all in something like a state of shock as you go for your share.

You choose-?

DRINKS:
1: Green tea with spearmint
2: Red tea with bitter honey and a hint of pomegrenate
3: Black tea with lemon and honey
4: Sweet tea with spiced milk
5: Thick, bitter black coffee
6: Milky coffee with sugar and foam
7: Rice wine

FOOD:
1: Curried eggs with spring onion
2: Beef fried in egg yolk
3: Pork dumplings with soy sauce
4: Leek and spring onion dumplings with soy sauce
5: Honeyed lark tongues
6: Buttered white flour pikelets
Recommend a dish? [Look above]


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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 03, 2015, 11:25:48 PM
6 and 6.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 03, 2015, 11:36:35 PM
You take a glass cup in the shape of an egg with the top cut off. Inside you see the layered body of the coffee, bands of tan, creamy white and chocolate brown. You bury your upper lip in the foam as you take a sip.
Perfect.
Smooth, silky, sweet
Perfect.
You pile a plate high with pikelets and start wolfing them down two at a time. Once you would have worried about your weight. But, well, Exalted. You roll a pikelet up and dunk it in your coffee, relishing the buttery sweetness.
The physician returns. ‘Well, there’s little more we can do here’ he says to Agni. ‘Your wound should heal on its own, just try not to overexert yourself’
Agni nods his thanks and mumbles something around a mouthful of spiced tea.
Do you-?

1: Stay in the infirmary
If so, do you

1: Eat/drink something else? [What?]
2: Say/do something?

If not, do you

1: Go get dressed for the day?
2: Go seek out your masters?
3: Plan for your investigation?
4: Relax [do what?]
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 03, 2015, 11:38:45 PM
It's probably about time to get dressed.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 03, 2015, 11:48:39 PM
You give Agni a quick peck on the cheek to say goodbye and head upstairs to your room. You slide the door open and head for your wardrobe. You’re leaving tomorrow and you haven’t gotten anything in particular planned for today so you suppose you’re free to dress as you please.

What style do you try on?

1: Casual
2: Classy
3: Old fashioned
4: Seductive
5: Flamboyant
6: Non-descript

And what variation do you go for?
1: Northern
2: Southern
3: Eastern
4: Western
5: Southern

And any requests for the design? [you decide]
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 04, 2015, 12:12:10 AM
1, and was Center an option? I'm guessing you didn't mean to put Southern twice.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 04, 2015, 12:15:29 AM
(Oops! My bad)

You put on your yellow trousers and leg bindings before wrapping your chest and arms with sarashi and putting on your green coat. You feel light, agile and capable, but not exactly fashionable.

1: Keep this outfit?
2: Try another outfit?
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 04, 2015, 12:16:00 AM
2
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 04, 2015, 12:18:19 AM

What style do you try on?

1: Casual
2: Classy
3: Old fashioned
4: Seductive
5: Flamboyant
6: Non-descript

And what variation do you go for?
1: Northern
2: Southern
3: Eastern
4: Western
5: Southern

And any requests for the design? [you decide]
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 04, 2015, 12:19:21 AM
Right. *facepalm* 5 and Eastern.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 04, 2015, 12:26:47 AM
You pile your hair under a crown like headpiece that has been dunked almost entirely in gold. You apply blue eyeshadow to your left eye then stencil a golden sun onto your eyelid before doing the same to your other eye, but black with a silver moon. Then you wrap yourself in layees of silk brocade dyed gorgeously and extravagantly in peacock and dragon patterns before picking up a stunning steel fan with poetry written on it in gold ink. Lastly you step into an extraordinarily small pair of candy coloured high heels. You waft yourself with your fan and admire your appearance. It's a little garish but nobility comes with certain priveliges.

1: Keep this outfit?
2: Try another?
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 04, 2015, 12:36:30 AM
Oh, and you can combine two different styles and two different variations if you want, but each will be slightly less of each.
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 04, 2015, 12:59:47 AM
That sounds awesome, let's keep that :D
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 04, 2015, 09:51:56 AM
Alrighty! You’re wearing flamboyant clothing which means you get small bonuses to performance, socialize and intimidation but a decrease in stealth. To sum it up, these are social clothes, great for giving you that edge at a party or function, they make you the biggest set piece in the room. And of course, since you’re Exalted you can fight normally in all clothing unless I state otherwise.

Do you-?

1: Try another outfit?
2: Go to the library?
3: Go to the stables?
4: Go to the armoury?
5: Plan for your investigation?
6: Ask your father about the hearthstone?
7: Go train with your masters?
8: Other?
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 04, 2015, 10:02:27 AM
6
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 04, 2015, 10:11:31 AM
You leave your room in a swish of perfumed fabric, you woosh your way down the halls, servants stepping aside as you ascend the staircase to your fathers study. The fact that you found him here at all rather than at the observatory speaks volumes about how the incident affected him. He looks up and smiles at you as you enter. ‘Lanying!’ he gives your outfit a long look and nods approvingly. ‘Better, much better than a towel anyway’
You roll your eyes and gracefully take a seat at his cedar desk.
‘How may I help you?’ he asks.
‘Well,’ you don’t exactly know how to word your request. ‘It’s about the hearthstone’
He nods. ‘You would like to attune to it?’
Well that sums it up. ‘Yes’
He nods. ‘Your mother left it behind for that very purpose, the only problem is that you won’t receive it’s full benefits unless you have an artefact, be it a weapon, armour etc. with a hearthstone socket’
You frown. ‘So it’s useless?’
‘Not exactly, it will still provide you with an accelerated rate of essence regeneration, but little else. Regardless, I suppose it will still be of some benefit to you. You have my permission regardless, do with it what you will’

1: Go to the library?
2: Go to the stables?
3: Go to the armoury?
4: Plan for your investigation?
5: Attune to the hearthstone?
6: Go train with your masters?
7: Other?
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 04, 2015, 10:21:28 AM
Will attuning with it now stop me from doing it again if/when I have something with a hearthstone socket?
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 04, 2015, 10:26:35 AM
no
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 04, 2015, 10:32:59 AM
Then I'll attune to the hearthstone
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 04, 2015, 11:01:47 AM
You take the stairs down, down into the hearthstone chamber in the gut of the manse. The air thrums with essence like a plucked mandolin string, like music that has just ended. You approach the orb on its pedestal. It seems to be a hole in the world through which you can see saffron, carnelian, lazuli, burgundy and peacock green stars. You hold out one hand to it, stopping a few inches away, and then release a burst of essence.

Essence: 40/50

A tiny burst of rainbow lightning bridges the gap between the orb and your fingers and a pulse runs the length of the room like a heartbeat or a gong. You gasp and fall to your knees. You somehow feel as if you have just become much, much bigger. You touch the floor and it feels familiar, like your own skin. As you leave the room with hearthstone in hand you cannot distinguish the thrum of essence from your own heartbeat and as the doors swing shut behind you it occurs to you that they might be one and the same.

THE EMPTY EYE OF FATE UNFOLDING:
TIER 3 Fate hearthstone
EFFECT: Plus 10 essence regeneration per turn. Once a day it can grant a burst of 30 essence motes.

1: Go to the library?
2: Go to the stables?
3: Go to the armoury? [Weapons and armour]
4: Plan for your investigation?
5: Go train with your masters? [Training martial arts]
6: Other?
7: Go to your room? [Get changed]
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 04, 2015, 11:12:46 AM
3
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 04, 2015, 11:26:51 AM
You head to the west wing, not so far from the strider workshop and pass through the tall doors to the armoury, the guards nod to you as you pass into the cool, dim room. Racks of weapons and armour line the walls, ranging from swords, spears and glaives to three section staves and rope darts. There are few if any weapons in here that you aren’t at least competent with.

Do you?

Try out a weapon?

1: Nunchuck
2: Three section staff
3: Rope dart
4: Meteor hammer
5: Jian
6: Scimitar
7: Talwar
8: Throwing knives
9: War fans
10: Katana and wakizashi
11: Fighting gauntlets and/or fighting boots
12: Bow and arrow
13: Spear
14: Glaive

Try on armour?

1: Shinobi garb
2: Bronze lamellar
3:  Lacquered armour
4: Iron plate armour
5: Chain mail
6: Martial arts robes
7: No armour
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 04, 2015, 11:28:33 AM
War fans because that sounds like it would look cool with this outfit.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 04, 2015, 11:41:51 AM
You open a cedar chest to reveal over a dozen pairs of war fans, ranging from bronze semicircles to intricate silk canopies. You select a pair made of white silk, cedar and gold. The cloth is exquisite and has brightly coloured scenes of violence and combat woven into the fabric. Each spine is made of a combination of wood and gold, making it compatible with ill lily style. Also, you could use them to direct your earth projectiles.
You step on to the sparring mat, a moment later a terracotta automaton joins you, and then adopts a ready position. You snap your fans open and waft yourself with one.
‘Begin’ you say.
The chest of the automaton opens and a half dozen iron throwing knives are launched with a hiss of compressed air. You bend your knees and swing forward, slapping each knife out of the air with a swish of your fans. Up, down, left, left, right up and you close one hand and rest It on your hip before cooling yourself with your other fan. Around you knives have been buried half way into the ceiling, floor and walls. The automaton rushes towards you, you close both fans and move, you spin, dodging the machines clutching hands in a billowing cloud of fabric as you lash out hard, smashing the pottery at the base of its neck with one closed fan. The machine goes rigid, it’s arms fall to its side and it collapses with a sound like breaking plates.
You examine the fans, not a scratch on them.
Nice.

Do you?

Keep this weapon?

Try out a weapon?
1: Nunchuck
2: Three section staff
3: Rope dart
4: Meteor hammer
5: Jian
6: Scimitar
7: Talwar
8: Throwing knives
9: War fans
10: Katana and wakizashi
11: Fighting gauntlets and/or fighting boots
12: Bow and arrow
13: Spear
14: Glaive

Try on armour?
1: Shinobi garb
2: Bronze lamellar
3:  Lacquered armour
4: Iron plate armour
5: Chain mail
6: Martial arts robes
7: No armour
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 04, 2015, 11:50:35 AM
The fans are awesome :D

Uh, I'll try on shinobi garb. I wanna know what that is.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 04, 2015, 12:04:16 PM
[Glad you like them :D ]

You open a black wood case to reveal a pile of smooth black fabric. Collecting it, you step behind a frame and remove your outfit as carefully as possible before donning the new clothing. This suit was based around the clothing worn by eastern infiltrators. It is designed for stealth and mobility in night time operations, though it is a little conspicuous in the day. You put on a pair of pitch black trousers that you tie to your legs with cord bindings, a top that covers your throat and has sleeves that stop just before your wrists with more bindings to hold the sleeves against your arms, a pair of elbow length gloves, a belt with several holsters for tools and weapons, a black scarf that wraps around your face, leaving only the eyes exposed and shoes that have a separate sleeve for the big toe, allowing you to grab things, ropes, bamboo etc. with your feet.
Do you?

Keep this armour?

Try out a weapon?
1: Nunchuck
2: Three section staff
3: Rope dart
4: Meteor hammer
5: Jian
6: Scimitar
7: Talwar
8: Throwing knives
9: War fans
10: Katana and wakizashi
11: Fighting gauntlets and/or fighting boots
12: Bow and arrow
13: Spear
14: Glaive

Try on armour?

1: Shinobi Garb [Already worn]
2: Bronze lamellar
3:  Lacquered armour
4: Iron plate armour
5: Chain mail
6: Martial arts robes
7: No armour
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 04, 2015, 12:07:18 PM
Both of these things sound awesome :D Can I keep the armor but not wear it right now? Just have it ready for the next time I'm preparing for a fight?
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 04, 2015, 12:10:56 PM
This is the private armory for your family. Everything in here is at your disposal. So you can come back here and change equipment whenever you want. However you can only have armor or an outfit on at any time.
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 04, 2015, 12:12:42 PM
Right :P I will keep the armor in mind for a later date and go somewhere else for now.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 04, 2015, 12:14:45 PM
Okey dokey!

1: Go to the library?
2: Go to the stables?
3: Send for someone?
4: Plan for your investigation?
5: Go train with your masters? [Training martial arts]
6: Other?
7: Go to your room? [Get changed]
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 04, 2015, 12:17:35 PM
5
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 04, 2015, 12:32:08 PM
You head outside to the gardens that hug the side of the mountains. As the weather gets warmer blossoms are opening in glorious numbers and the air is thick and sweet with pollen. You pass a flock of hummingbirds filling their tiny bellies from a crocus. You gently wave them aside with one of the two fans you brought with you. As you head further from the main building the trees grow taller and the pavement is covered in moss. Eventually you reach a vast open space, a dome roofed with the overhanging branches of cedars and elms. In front of you your two masters are seated on the head of a glaring stature with a small table laden with tea between them. You cross the glade, and then snap your fans shut and climb the side of the statue in three leaping strides, the tips of your shoes digging into the old stone. You land lightly next to them and bow deeply. They nod. Bingweng gestures for you to take a seat as he refills his pipe.
Bai nods. ‘Well, we heard what happened earlier, but that isn’t relative just now. So put that out of your mind for the time being. You intend to leave tomorrow, correct?’
You nod. He nods. ‘Very well, we have time to teach you just a little before you go.’
‘Teach me what?’ Bingweng coughs slightly. ‘That is up to you. Both Ill lily and Jade Mountain style are built on two foundations, each composed of two techniques. We have taught you one foundation for each art. If you will let us, we can teach you the other foundation for each art before you leave tomorrow, though it will take the better part of today.’
Bai holds up two fingers. ‘OR, we can teach you the form* for each art. By mastering a foundation you reach the point from which the form can be understood.’
Bingweng holds up three fingers. ‘OR, we could teach you the second foundation and the form for a single martial art.’
They both shrug. ‘Up to you’ Bingweng mumbles.

1: Learn the second foundation for each art
2: Learn the form for each art
3: Learn the form and second foundation for one art

*Forms are essentially stances that you enter when performing a martial art. Each martial art has a form charm. It alters your statistics slightly and grants you different abilities as long as you have it active.
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 04, 2015, 01:19:03 PM
What exactly is the second foundation?
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 04, 2015, 01:30:25 PM
2 new abilities. For each style there are 2 paths of 2 abilities to get to the form charm. You’ve mastered one for each style. For ill lily the second foundation is False shell emollient attack [a strike that softens enemy armor] and Attractive floor greasing posture [you trick an enemy into overreaching themselves and then get an extra attack against them]. For Jade mountain the second foundation is Pillar of marble stance [makes you nigh immovable] and Fortress of one [Reinforces your skin].




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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 04, 2015, 11:35:34 PM
I'll learn the second foundation for each one, then.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 05, 2015, 08:29:08 PM
[Well, I asked the others if they wanted to vote and they haven’t so I guess second foundation it is!]

‘I’d like to learn the other foundations please’
Bai smiles and tags Bingweng on the shoulder. ‘You’re up’
Bingweng frowns, ‘What, now? Teach her ill lily first’
Bai rolls his eyes. ‘Of course ancient one, you clearly require your rest’
Bingweng takes a deep drag from his pipe and nods. ‘Exactly, you have no respect for my health’ he says as he unscrews his hip flask and took a deep sip of rice wine.
Bai bows mockingly low to Bingweng and steps off of the statue, falling with no sound but the rustling of cloth, and then crunching almost soundlessly into the forest loam. You land next to him a moment later.
He stops next to a pile of large branches, some as thick as your entire body, and roughly a dozen meters away a large bronze gong has been set up on granite blocks.
‘You remember when I taught you the stem, branch and log approach?’
You nod. He had you parrying arrows with a table for a full afternoon. ‘How could I forget?’
He smiles briefly, ‘Well, let’s see you do it again,’ he says as he stops by a massive log, ‘on this’ he says, and pulls a chopstick from his voluminous sleeve.
You blink a few times. You open your mouth to state the obvious when he hurls the implement with a gentle flick of his hand,
And the chopstick buries itself in the metal of the gong, passing through it so easily it barely makes a sound.
‘Alright, how did you do that?’
He draws another and hands it to you. ‘It is called the false shell emollient attack. Have you ever used softening lotion on your skin? The fluids used to produce those gentle balms come from plants. It has now been many generations since the chosen of the wood dragon discovered how to mimic that softening effect on metal or stone.’
‘And you’re going to teach me how, Right?’
‘No. I’m going to teach you how to make tea. Of course I am. We’ll start with the basics.’

***

Over the next hour he runs you through a basic manipulation kata, but while the movements are simple, the goal is not. You are attempting to mimic the effects of your veins of wood technique, but differently, and on an alien substance.

Suffice it to say, success is slow in coming.

***

Finally, you bring your hand up in a quick, yet languid motion, moving at the exact right speed at the exact right time and strike the gong with the knuckles of your right hand. The gong rings softly and you feel the surface become smooth and buttery for a brief instant before your other hand blurs forward and buries the chopstick up to your knuckle.
***
Essence: 40/50

[NEW RULE: Essence regenerates at a rate of 10 per turn unless you spend essence in that turn, costs and damage have also been altered to fit]
***
You grin. You can’t help it.
‘You just taught me how to kill people with cutlery’
Bai cups a hand to his mouth and yells back at Bingweng. ‘I’m her new favourite!’
‘Screw you!’ Bingweng yells back, and an empty bottle lands at your feet.
Bai giggles softly. ‘Right, I think that you’re ready for the next technique.’
You nod. ‘And that is?’
‘The attractive floor greasing posture’
You blink. ‘Well, that sounds a little…’
‘A little like something House Cynis* would do?’ He says.
You shrug. ‘I didn’t want to be the one to say it’
He rolls his eyes. ‘Attack me’
You need no second urging, you take a step back and snap your fans open, assuming a ready position. He stands casually, one hand resting on the handle of his bokken.
You stand motionless, as does he.
By the time the shadows have grown by at least a foot you are feeling a little impatient.
‘Well?’ you ask.
‘Well what?’
‘Well master?’
He nods. ‘Better’ He raises one foot, then lowers it. You catch the scent of flowers and recognize the use of wood essence. You shift slightly as you realize you have fallen ever so slightly out of the correct posture.
And then a root right in front of your foot lifts itself then slams back down on top of your toes, pinning you. You start to overbalance and master Bai blurs forward, his bokken swinging upward in a diagonal slash. You lean back at the waist and snap one fan shut, using it to deflect his blade ever so slightly higher, missing your chin by just over an inch and missing your golden headpiece by less. He skids a full five meters and releases his blow on the trunk of a tree with enough force to shake leaves from the branches. He sheathes his bokken and turns to face you.
‘Well?’ he says.
You smile and remain motionless, this time keeping an eye out for any roots near your feet.
He smiles and places on hand on his weapons hilt. ‘Good girl’
An hour drags by. Your gold and silk feel like lead weights by now, even with your enhanced muscles you can feel the strain building.
You see his eye twitch. You fight back a triumphant grin as his hand tightens on the hilt. He’s about to make his move. He rushes forward in a cloud of swirling leaves, but instead of striking at you he hurls his bokken at your left side.
An image leaps to mind, unbidden, that of a flower springing open.
You open your left fan and the bokken rebounds off of it, but knocks your arm back, disrupting your stance, one foot comes down wrong and as the bokken bounces off of your fan you notice that he has crossed much more distance than you thought and his hand closes around the bokken and you fall backwards. His right hand closes on your left wrist, twisting the fan from your grasp as he pulls you back up, stopping you with the point of the bokken at your throat. You can’t move. The only attack you could make would be with your legs or your one remaining fan, the fan couldn’t reach far enough and if he was using a real sword he could cut your throat before you moved more than an inch.
‘Clever’
He lowers the bokken and pulls you back to your feet. You bow and he bows back. ‘That, is the attractive floor greasing posture,’ he says ‘a ritual in miniature. You expose yourself to the enemy, under your own conditions and all the while pouring essence into a simple image; a thorny bush with a magnificent flower. You must imagine a flower so beautiful that the enemy is blinded to the thorns. Even so, as you grant them the perfect opportunity to attack they will be unable to resist the opening.’ He shrugs and smiles. ‘Clumsy hands collect cuts.’
You hear a sneeze. ‘Sorry!’ Bingweng calls.
Bai smiles apologetically. ‘He’s allergic to alliteration’
‘I’m allergic to alliteration!’
Bai continues. ‘It is a technique that can be practiced with or without weapons or armour, but I have always found that colourful or baggy clothing often helps distract the opponent and blur your profile.’ He gestures to his own clothing; a white kimono with a crimson trimming and cherry blossom pattern. Then he visibly relaxes as he sheathes his bokken and looks your outfit up and down. ‘And speaking of which, that outfit looks amazing.’
You glance at your resplendent ensemble as if seeing it for the first time. ‘Oh, this old thing? I’ve had it for years. I dusted the moths off and decided to give it a spin.’
‘It’s fantastic, eastern silk, right? River country?’
‘I confess ignorance.’
He nods. ‘You can tell from the shape of the headdress, very chic by the way.’
You hear a loud burp from Master Bingweng.
‘-And what my esteemed colleague is trying to say is that it is-‘
‘An hour from midday’ Bingweng says.
‘-An hour from midday. If you would like to you may take an hour or two off to do as you please, but if you want to learn from Bingweng’
‘MASTER Bingweng!’
‘Master Bingweng, you will have to be back this afternoon.’

Do you-?

1: Take a break, there are some things you want to do before tomorrow?
2: Stay here, train until late afternoon?
3: Ask a question? [What?]
4: Other?



*One of the great Dragon-Blooded houses. Mainly composed of wood aspect exalts. They are infamous for their debauchery, orgies and wild parties. Also drug trafficking. And orgies. And the slave trade. And orgies. Also I understand they make fantastic cappuccinos. And they have a LOT of orgies.
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 06, 2015, 10:32:37 AM
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 06, 2015, 11:22:38 AM
[Lol, I find the shortness of that answer after my text wall hilarious for some reason. Give me a min, I’ve gotta write up another one]
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 06, 2015, 11:56:45 AM
Bingweng hops off the statue and walks towards you. Bai taps him on the shoulder in passing, tagging him in like a wrestler.
‘Follow me’ Bingweng grunts.
He leads you to a large, smooth stone buried in the ground. ‘Stand on it.’ He says.
You do so.
‘Become still’ he says.
You do so.
As you wait for the next inspired burst of conversation to come from his mouth he frowns and shakes his head. ‘Create an image in your mind of a pillar in a courtyard supporting a roof. Now feed your essence into it, pour it in like clay into a mould or water into a cup.’
You concentrate, igniting your essence and focusing on that image. ‘Now, imagine a sandstorm washing away everything else but that pillar.’
You do so.


ESSENCE: 30/50


The ground trembles once beneath your feet. Though your eyes were open you realize that at one point Master Binweng left. And then you realize that you’ve been here a lot longer than you thought. Suddenly you hear a noise. Emerging from the far end of the clearing is Bingweng standing on the back of a charging bull, guiding it with a rope tied around each horn.
‘THE PILLAR DOESN’T MOVE!’ he calls to you. ‘DON’T LET THE PILLAR MOVE!’
You’re going to kill him.
The bull crosses the distance faster than you thought was possible.

And then the sandstorm blows everything away but the pillar.

The bull hits you with its forehead, horns on either side of your body.


BASHING HEALTH: 0
LETHAL HEALTH: 18
AGGRAVATED HEALTH: 20


Words fail to describe the utter pain. Mengyao’s hammer hurt less as your lungs slam shut and a whimper escapes your lips.
And you Do. Not. Move.
Not one single inch. After being hit by a stampeding bull you have not moved one inch.
Bingweng guides the stunned bull away, then taps it on the neck, it falls to the ground motionless.
‘Good job’ he says. You fall to your knees. You stay there for a little while, then slowly, carefully, you stand back up.
‘That technique is called the pillar of marble stance’ he says, ‘Earth is stubborn, unyielding and immovable by anything short of the will of the Gods’ He smiles briefly. ‘And now, so are you’
‘Yaaaaaaay’ you whisper, still winded.
‘And now,’ he says cheerfully, ‘I am going to teach you how to protect yourself from harm’
‘And you couldn’t have taught me that first?!’
‘No.’ He says seriously, ‘the charm I am about to teach you fails if you move more than a yard from where you initiate it. Thus, the pillar of marble stance is used to anchor you.’
‘Ah’
‘Exactly, now create a new pillar. Now mould the pillar into a statue of yourself, fill it with essence and call in the sandstorm.’
You feel different this time, feel a definite struggle, your hands begin to shake and you feel heavy. The pillar changes shape bit by bit until you see a statue of yourself carved from marble.


ESSENCE: 10/50


You notice master Bai walking into your field of view carrying a bow and arrow, oh dear.
He draws the shaft back to his ear and gives you a smile. ‘Just keep concentrating!’ he calls cheerfully.
The arrow flies, you see it trace an arc through the air; you set your teeth and prepare for pain.
And then the arrow breaks on your dress.
Bai fires again, and again, and not one arrow so much as penetrates the fabric. One even bounces off of your cheek.
You grin. ‘I can block arrows now.’ You say.
Bingweng nods.
‘I CAN BLOCK ARROWS ON MY SKIN!’ You say.
He cups a hand and shouts to Bai. ‘I’M HER NEW FAVOURITE!’
You can see Bai rolling his eyes from here.
‘The more essence you put into that charm the stronger your defence will be. But remember,’ he gestures to the iron lamellar coat he wears, ‘There is no substitute for good armour’
You nod. ‘Got it. Thank you Master.’ You bow to both Bai and Bingweng.
‘Well,’ Bai says, ‘I think that is all that we can teach you today. Do you have any questions? Or do you have things you wish to do?’

1: Yes, I have a question [What?]
2: No, thank you both

If no, then-

1: Go find something to eat, it must be three or four in the afternoon!
2: Go to your room [change your clothes]
3: Go plan your investigation for tomorrow [Where and with who?]
4: Go to the armoury [Try out weapons and armour]
5: Go talk to someone [Who?]
6: Go to the baths?
7: Go to the stables?
8: Other?
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 06, 2015, 12:24:35 PM
...can I eat in the bath again?
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 06, 2015, 12:31:51 PM
So 1 and 6? Sure. Gimme a min.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 06, 2015, 12:36:40 PM
You head to the bath house; you feel the need to relax after the days training. And yet you aren’t nearly as tired as you should be.
As you approach the entrance you find several workmen repairing the stairs, apparently someone ripped a few chunks of rock out of them. It’s amazing what people can get away with nowadays. You call a servant over and ask them to bring you a-

1: Lavish banquet
2: Simple lunch
3: Sparse meal
4: Elaborate afternoon tea
5: Other

You head inside and carefully remove your outfit before folding it and placing it in a neat pile with the headdress and jewellery on top. Then you rinse yourself off under the jets of warm water before wrapping yourself in a towel and heading into the main chamber. You sink neck deep into the steaming water and sigh.
Bliss
As you wait you think about the past few days.

What do you think about?
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 06, 2015, 12:51:49 PM
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And I think...I guess about the thing I have to do tomorrow.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 06, 2015, 01:07:34 PM
[So, tomorrow you leave to start your investigation into exactly WTH is taking people in the three valleys]

You lean back against the side and think. You’ll be leaving tomorrow, and from the way your father was talking it sounds as though you should leave early. But it occurs to you that you really haven’t planned it out. For a brief moment you get that horrible feeling you get before an examination day when you haven’t practiced. But it passes and you try to concentrate on the task at hand.
Firstly, you should consider your approach.

1: I’ll travel in style! On a palanquin, maybe a steam wagon, with plenty of servants and baggage. I’ll be able to take my entire wardrobe, plenty of weapons and armour and take a large amount of people with me. I’ll be extremely conspicuous but I’ll probably come across as harmless, also I’ll be able to bring all of the equipment I want. I’ll send money ahead to buy a building to use as a base of operations.

2: I’ll travel incognito, disguised as a traveller, soldier, whatever I please. Depending on the disguise I choose I’ll be able to take anything from a backpack full of clothing and equipment to several horses covered in gear. I’ll be as obvious or stealthy as I want. I can rent a room in an inn or public house and investigate from there.

3: I’ll travel in force, I’ll take a troop of guards with me to help protect myself and the locals should the situation turn dangerous, I’ll be able to take my wardrobe and weapons and armour but I’ll be extremely conspicuous, and I’m not sure how subtle a platoon of soldiers is, I’ll probably face some resistance from the local officials. My men will set up a camp and we’ll investigate from there.

4: None of these seem like a good idea, instead I’ll- [what?]
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 06, 2015, 01:25:39 PM
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 06, 2015, 01:36:03 PM
You sit back and smile. That makes sense. You think you’ll take a steam wagon, maybe two, one to carry you and one to carry your wardrobe, the rest will be carried by pack horses. You’ll bring some servants along too of course, but which ones?
1: Guards, a little muscle could come in handy
2: Regular servants, fetchers and carriers
3: Agni, political advisor and eye candy
4: A physician, just in case
5: A thaumaturge or two to handle anything magical
6: a few cooks to ensure you stay well fed
7: Your favourite chef, you’ll need some fine cuisine in your new house
8: A bodyguard to watch your back, though their main job will be to stop people from trying anything in the first place
9: Masseurs and makeup artists, beauty takes work, and you can’t be expected to do it all yourself!
10: Archivist to keep track of things and run the numbers
11: Combination? [No limit]
12: All?
13: Other?
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 06, 2015, 01:55:10 PM
I'm definitely taking Agni. For sure. I'll just take everyone. They could come in handy :)
I guess they could die too which would be kinda depressing
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 06, 2015, 02:06:20 PM
All? All is good. You nod to yourself, you’ll take all of them. Mortals are like daiklaves; you never know when you’ll need one. You start planning how you’ll pack when you remember you have Agni for that. See? Mortals. So useful. You are just contemplating whether to let him ride in the wagon with you when with a quiet sloshing sound several small barges of cupcakes, painted confections and hot, sweet tea are paddled through the water towards you by tiny brass oarsmen.

You take a violet cake with blue icing and start munching it as you keep planning. To house you and your retinue you’re going to have to plan ahead. Will you stay in-

1: White river valley, a large, wooded valley with high cliffs, cold rivers and the highest concentration of population out of the three valleys. They specialize in crafting expensive goods and general manufacturing.
2: Cold stone valley, a high cleft between two mountains, frequented by elementals and a few gods and home to a few towns that focus on mining.
3: Green floor valley, a open expanse well watered by countless waterfalls that is practically paved in rice paddies. Large quantities of people live here and it is well known for its cloth and perfume manufacturing.
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 06, 2015, 02:49:49 PM
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 06, 2015, 02:55:56 PM

Cold stone valley seems like a good place to start. Remote, but inhabited, just the sort of place a kidnapper, or whoever this is, would choose as their target. But what sort of house will you purchase? You’ve heard of one or two available.

1: Huge house: A castle has stood all but abandoned since your family withdrew its influence from the region. It’s time for that to change.
2: Luxurious mansion: A large, wide house on the outskirts of town with high fences and the occasional garden.
3: Town house: A large house situated in the middle of the trade district. Spare rooms can be used for business.
4: An abandoned temple: This old shrine is large and spacious, while a little dilapidated. With a little freshening up it will be as good as new!
5: Other
6: Combination
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 06, 2015, 11:56:37 PM
1. I can fit all my servants in there.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 07, 2015, 08:30:41 AM
Of course  ::)


Castle. Definitely a castle. What else? Mortals, castles, it seems like you've thought of everything. Is there anything else that you want to bring with you?
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 07, 2015, 08:37:49 AM
Not that I can think of.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 07, 2015, 09:42:02 AM
You take a flower shaped cup of hot, sweet tea and dunk a sweet cake in it.

Now what?
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 07, 2015, 11:18:05 AM
Finish my lunch/bath and inform all the servants they're coming with me tomorrow.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 07, 2015, 11:46:43 AM
(I really want to eat lunch from tiny boats in a bath now. That would be the best thing in the world.)

You work your way through a tireme of scones and a barge full of tea before you feel satisfied. Planning for future decadence is exhausting. You eventually leave the bath, dry yourself and put your outfit back on before heading out in search of mortals to boss around, but once again your plans are foiled by not knowing the way to the servants quarters. Such cruel tricks doth fate play. Eventually you hear sneezing.
'Agni?'
'......No?'
'I have a job for you. I've decided on my travel plans.'
Agni follows you, rubbing his nose.
You start to tick points off on your fingers. 'Firstly I'll be requiring one of the steam wagons outfitted for luxury transport. That will carry me and my wardrobe but we'll need packhorses for weapons and armour.'
'Which ones milady?'
'One of each will do. You handle the details'
'As you wish'
'Then you have to organize a contingent of guards, they're always useful.' You take a deep breath,
'A thaumaturge, chef, at least three cooks, personal servants, makeup artists, masseurs, an archivist anything else I may have forgotten and you. Got all of that?'
He stares at you for a moment. 'When did you want all of this by?'
'Tomorrow morning.'
His mouth opens and shuts a few times. '....Very well. I..... Suppose I can manage tha-'
'Oh!' you say as you remember. 'And ask my father to buy me a castle!:
His jaw drops open.

You say/do?
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 07, 2015, 12:32:19 PM
(I don't know if "as you wish" was supposed to be a Princess Bride reference there but my mind is going shippy places now.)

Pat him on the head.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 07, 2015, 12:57:34 PM
(Oh great. There is an unwritten rule in rpgs that if people start quoting princess bride or monty pithon you should just quit and go home ::) )

You pat him on the head. His mouth shuts with a clop.

Now what?

1: Go to the armoury? (Weapons and armour)
2: Go to your room? (Clothes)
3: Say/do something?
4: Go find someone? (Who?)
5: Other?
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 07, 2015, 12:59:27 PM
4. Find my dad and/or Li and inform them I'm taking a ton of servants.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 07, 2015, 01:05:08 PM
You head to your fathers office, a quiet room taller than it is long and near the observatory. He is concentrating on a piece of paper in his lap.
You knock on the door frame. 'Father?'
'Hm?'
'I'm taking a wagon with me tomorrow'
'Hm'
'And about fifty of the staff'
'Uh huh'
'And I'm buying a castle'
You turn on your heel and walk out.
'Wait, what?!'
You pass Agni carrying in a pile of paperwork, you glimpse a list of staff on top.
He works commendably fast.

Now what?
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 07, 2015, 01:28:12 PM
Kill time until tomorrow? :P
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 07, 2015, 01:39:10 PM
So go to sleep?
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 08, 2015, 09:26:39 AM
If that won't make me wake up at like two in the morning :P
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 08, 2015, 11:40:28 AM
You spend the rest of the day at ease, drifting from room to room and meal to meal until bedtime, at which point you bury yourself in your truly immense bed and fall asleep within minutes.

Do you-

1: Wake up?
2: Be someone else? [Mengyao]
3: Be someone else? [Topknot]
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 08, 2015, 11:50:26 AM
Oooh, 2.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 08, 2015, 01:00:39 PM
(http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/30387024/images/1393001790477.jpg)

You are Mengyao of the great and noble house of Ledaal, scion of the Fire Dragon Hesiesh, chosen of heaven and prince of the earth.
And you utterly and totally blew it.
You stand in a stone courtyard, surrounded by a high wall and roofed with the overhanging branches of trees.
You breathe slowly and deeply, your breath misting in the pre-dawn air.
You remain still for the better part of an hour, dew forming on the bare skin of your arms and shoulders, the sarashi on your forearms is a comforting pressure, though you have left your chest bare, exposing the long, puckered scars where your own hammer liquefied half of your internal organs.
You got better.
Still, not a good day for you.
Completely awful in fact.
You brace your thumbs against your middle fingers and hold them at your sides, taking a deep breath, you close your eyes.
You snap your fingers and your hands burst into flame.

ESSENCE: 20/50

You turn and snap one palm forward, sending an apple sized ball of fire splashing across a wooden post set into the ground. You duck low and toss a second bolt underarm at the second target, you bend back at the waist and set yourself tumbling in a backflip, you twist in the air, throwing your arms wide and another three targets are scorched black.

ESSENCE: 30/50

You land, fold your legs and spin, lashing one leg and out sending a wall of fire spewing outwards in a waist high wall

ESSENCE: 10/50

You rise, riding the spin into another jump, fire trailing from your hands as you bring your hands together and drive them both forward, snapping your wrists back and launching a melon sized globe of yellow heat. It rips through the air, trailing fire and smoke until it collides with a pillar that explodes into burning splinters.

ESSENCE: 20/50

 You let the heat grow, intensify, then throw your head back and roar at the sky.

ESSENCE: 0

Your anima bursts into life, dew vaporizes and a rush of hot air knocks leaves from the trees, a layer of fire leaps from your arms, shoulders and hair, wreathing you in a corona of flame. The scar in your side turns the colour of hot iron as you stand, panting under the falling dew. The sun touches the treetops as you stand, you feel your anima slowly retreat, calmed back to sleep like a tigers kitten.
You look up and see Meilei looking at you with eyebrows raised.
You shrug. 'Rawr?'
She snorts. 'Not funny!'
You shrug and grin sheepishly, 'Eh, it's kinda funny.
You turn and walk away, tearing your sarashi off along the way.
‘I’m bored, I quit’.

Now what?

1: Go meditate?
2: Go eat?
3: Go read?
4: Go to your room? [Get changed]
5: Go to the armoury [Train with weapons and armour]
6: Talk to your attendant? [Meilei]
7: Go to the baths?
8: Other?


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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 08, 2015, 01:13:18 PM
7. I need to chill.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 08, 2015, 01:28:13 PM
You leave the open area where you practiced, [Yes, let's call it practice, venting sounds a little immature] through the vast underground space that surround it, shafts of light skewer through the darkness on every side marking holes in the ceiling, man-made or otherwise under which training equipment has been erected. You eventually reach a long, steep staircase that leads to the surface, as you climb you stare at the old, pitted rock, trying not to think. You feel your essence regathering itself as you climb, like a fire growing in your belly.

ESSENCE: 50/50

When you eventually reach the top you find yourself in a wide grassy area before one of the manse buildings, the training hall and armoury. You cross the straight gravel path and head to the bath building on one side, Meilei following you. You drag a sliding door across and enter, stepping out of your pants along the way.
Meilei enters and yelps while covering her eyes. 'GAH! WARNING WOULD BE NICE!'
You blow hair out of your eyes. 'No one's forcing you to look'
She shuts the door behind her. 'Merciful Pasiap! My eyes!'
You laugh and hop into the tub.
The cold hits you like a fist, clearing your head and making you gasp.
You place your hands together as if in prayer and flare your anima for a moment.

ESSENCE: 30/50

The water instantly surges with bubbles as it hits boiling point in seconds.
You sit back and relax, when you open your eyes Meilei is standing to one side next to a trolley of tea, dumplings and books.
You scream like a little gir- ahem. You let out a mild grunt of surprise. 'Do you have to sneak up on me?!'
She shrugs and grins. 'Gotta keep you on your toes'

Do you-

1: Continue reading your book?
2: Start a new one?
3: Eat a dumpling?
4: Drink tea?
5: Talk to your attendant?
6: Send for someone? [Who?]
7: Other?
8: Combination?

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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 08, 2015, 11:36:15 PM
1 and 4
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 09, 2015, 12:32:01 AM
You take your book in one hand and a small, square cup of tea in the other. The cover reads 'Great generals of our time: An analysis of the Roseblack and the red piss legion'.
On the inside it's a copy of 'Burning love', not the trashiest romance novel in the Realm, but you heard it came in second.
You open up to where you left off.

'But Zhu!' she cried, sobbing in his arms. 'How can you leave before our son is even born?!'
'Oh Ty!'
'Oh Zhu!'
There have been many great kisses in history that have been rated as the most passionate, this one came in third.


You hold the book against your chest and sigh. If only you didn't have to hide your passion for semi-lewd romance/alternate history novels based on the premise of dragon blooded lovers of incompatible elemental alignment attempting innocent cohabitation despite their passions that seek to overthrow their better nature.
But no, no one can ever know.

Now what? (refer to last post for options)
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 09, 2015, 07:49:00 AM
(No way was that reference accidental :P)

5
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 09, 2015, 11:25:42 AM
[Never said it was ::)]

You close your eyes. ‘So,’ you say, ‘now what?’
Silence, you open one eye. ‘What's got you so quiet all of a sudden. Are you really giving me the silent treatment?’
She folds her arms over her chest. ‘No, I’m just waiting to see what other horrible idea you have for advancing in society’
You sink down to your neck. ‘It’s called listening to you’
A dumpling bounces off your head. ‘It was your idea to put the fire out! If you’d just let her burn you would have won!’
Aaaand it's this argument again.
‘It would have been un-chivalrous’ A second dumpling hits your ear.
‘You’re a FIRE ASPECT and you expect me to believe you have a problem with fire!’
‘You’re a Goddess and you have a problem with worshipers’
She rolls her eyes. ‘No, It's just heretical for me to directly contact any of them.'
You nod. ‘So you need me’
‘Regrettably’

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 09, 2015, 11:40:23 AM
Try to fish dumpling out of the bath.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 09, 2015, 12:00:12 PM
You start reaching around in the water for the dumplings. 'What are you-?' she says before you hear her give a disgusted sigh and a moment later a dumpling held by chopsticks comes into view. You glance at her, she's looking anywhere but at you.
You take the dumpling and mumble your thanks around it. It's good, leek and prawn.
The silence becomes a little awkward.
She snorts.
You snigger.
'Still not funny.' She says.
You shrug. 'Kinda funny.'

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 09, 2015, 12:27:09 PM
Attempt to leave the bath.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 09, 2015, 09:42:47 PM
You climb out of the tub, ignoring her theatrical protests, grab a dry towel from the rack and start rubbing your hair dry. ‘Well look on the bright side’
She raises an eyebrow and looks you in the eye. ‘Bright side?’
‘We’re part of house Ledaal, we are diplomats, spies, tacticians. Lanying is none of these and has not proven otherwise by winning a duel. All that she’s proven is that she’s a skilled, determined fighter who will suffer any amount of pain to win. And what does house Ledaal do with Exalts possessing such enviable qualities?’
She smiles as realization dawns, ‘Uses them as disposable tools?’
You nod, ‘She has made herself the houses go to solution for problems requiring dumb muscle, she doesn’t ask questions, doesn’t think before she acts, heck, it’s hard to believe she’s even a Ledaal. She’s going to die wearing out her fists on a mountain because someone told her to’
She nods, ‘I see now. But what about you?’
You smile briefly. ‘I’ve proven that I can work a crowd, that I know when to cut my losses and that I’m hard to kill’
‘And these are traits that Ledaal can use’ she says.
You bow.
She claps quietly, looking decidedly pleased. ‘I have to admit, I’m impressed. Why didn’t you tell me earlier?’
You shrug and pull your pants back on, ‘I just realized it about five minutes ago’

Now what?

1: Go to your room? [Get changed]
2: Go to the armoury? [Weapons and armour]
3: Breakfast?
4: Meditation?
5: Training hall? [Get in some practice]
6: Other?

Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 09, 2015, 11:30:43 PM
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Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 10, 2015, 09:09:34 AM
You head to your room; a simple square chamber with a raised bed in the center and a few unlit incense candles on simple stands.
And a secret trove of romance novels beneath the third floorboard from the west wall but that's a secret you will take to your grave.
You shut the door behind you and open the oak door panel that reveals your chests of clothes.
Which style do you go for?

1: Casual
2: Classy
3: Old-fashioned
4: Seductive
5: Tough
6: Incognito
7: Non-descript
8: Combination
9: Other

Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 10, 2015, 11:50:27 AM
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 10, 2015, 12:31:12 PM

You select an exquisite set of clothing made almost entirely of silk, black silk trousers tucked into boots and a high collared robe of black silk with a pattern of crimson clouds and scarlet dragons. Despite the simplicity of the outfit you find that it radiates an air of tasteful austerity; a prime example of high fashion.

Keep this outfit?

Or try a different outfit? [Which one?]
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 10, 2015, 01:18:08 PM
Let's keep it
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 10, 2015, 02:15:07 PM
You straighten your robe and nod. This will do quite nicely.  Regal, classic but not too old fashioned. In short; perfect.
You wink and point double flame piece fingers at the mirror.

(http://static2.bigstockphoto.com/thumbs/5/6/6/large2/6653582.jpg)

You're cool.

Now what?

1: View your charm list?
2: Go to the armoury? [Weapons and armour]
3: Breakfast?
4: Meditation?
5: Training hall? [Get in some practice]
6: Other?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 10, 2015, 03:22:51 PM
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Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 10, 2015, 09:21:36 PM
ALL CHARMS:

ANIMA:

BLOOD OF THE FIRE DRAGON: LVL 2

COST: 30 Essence

DURATION: Scene long

EFFECT: You gain low level manipulation of existing fire and the ability to create fireball sized amounts of flame. You can launch apple sized fireballs to a maximum of 30 meters that set enemies on fire and deal 1d4 lethal damage per turn for five turns.

After a second purchase you can also throw a melon sized concentrated bolt of heat that explodes on impact, dealing 1d10 lethal damage on everything within two meters of the impact site and sets the aforementioned objects on fire, dealing 1d4 lethal damage per turn for five turns. This attack requires longer to charge before launching. You can also launch close range sprays of fire that set everything within a five meter maximum 90 degree arc on fire.

VOLCANIC ASCENT:

COST: 30 Essence

DURATION: Instant

EFFECT: You are launched up to 30 meters by an explosive pillar of flame that sets everything within three meters of the take-off point on fire, dealing 1d4 lethal damage per turn for five turns.

MELEE CHARMS:

DRAGON GRACED WEAPON:

COST: 40 Essence

DURATION: Scene long

EFFECT: Your weapon is coated in the element of your aspect, dealing your aspect specific effect to all targets hit by the weapon [Fire, deals 1d4 lethal damage per turn for five turns].

RESISTANCE CHARMS:

OX-BODY TECHNIQUE:
X2

DURATION: Permanent

EFFECT: Each purchase increases every type of health by 10.

[NOTE: I know that Mengyao has a much fewer charms than Lanying, this is deliberate and for two main reasons; Mengyao doesn’t have as many mentors as Lanying [she has two powerful martial artists as tutors] and so that you guys will have more control over how he grows. You’ll be able to pick from any of the terrestrial martial arts in existence [should you decide to learn martial arts] and I’ve made sure that the charms he knows are mainly passive bonuses, e.g. Ox-body will just make you more survivable, Blood of the fire dragon lets you firebend etc. ]

Now, let’s decide just a little bit more about Mengyao before we move on.

The manse you live in is aspected to-?

1: War
2: Earth
3: Water
4: Fire
5: Air
6: Heaven
7: Metal
8: The stars
9: Other [what?]
10: Combination [2 at most, cannot be mutually exclusive [e.g. water + fire]

And the mountain that your manse is built on the side of is situated in the-?

1: Center
2: South
3: West
4: North
5: East

-Of the realm. On the far side of the mountain lies the manse of your rivals, the Wu family.

Now what?


1: Talk to the Goddess Meilei [Your 'Attendant'. Can be done on the way to somewhere]
2: Go to the armoury? [Weapons and armour]
3: Breakfast?
4: Meditation?
5: Training hall? [Get in some practice]
6: Other? [You have something in mind?]
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 11, 2015, 12:21:54 AM
Uh...4 would make sense, 3, and 1 on the way to 3.
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Post by: Catvomitsky on May 11, 2015, 12:48:15 AM
I heard we were voting :3 Now, what is it exactly that we're voting on...?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 11, 2015, 01:19:28 AM
Mengyao's manse.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 11, 2015, 09:27:08 AM
That and the section of the realm all this is taking place in. Center puts you in the middle of the himalayas, west puts you near the beach, south puts you near the tropical south, east puts you in the more populated regions and north the cold bits. Hi Cat :)
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Post by: Catvomitsky on May 11, 2015, 09:31:56 AM
I'm with Pan on 4, 1, and 1 again.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 11, 2015, 09:34:42 AM
Did you mean 4,3,1?
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Post by: Catvomitsky on May 11, 2015, 10:00:07 AM
I meant that I was with her on 4. Then I also wanted 3 and 1, respectively. But that works too.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 11, 2015, 10:12:40 AM
(Oh, I see. Well this is not that difficult a compromise. Mengyao lives on the opposite side of the same mountain as Lanying, Mengyao just lives on the side closer to the sea, they're still both on  a mountain range. Is that okay?)

As you leave your room you lean on the railing of your balcony overlooking the manse. Tiered temples and pagodas in shades from ash to crimson rise like cakes from the red tiled rooftops of the main buildings. You feel a warmth in the stone, as if it's been heated by the sun. Out over the manse and to the west you see the ground fall away in a series of step-like buttes and pillars of limestone all the way down to the shining line of the sea where the daystars rays are just beginning to kiss the peaks of the waves. There is a whistling noise to your left and you throw yourself backwards with a yelp as a glaive buries itself in the railing where you leaned against a moment ago.
'The hell was that for?!'
Meilei pulls her arm out of the railing, turning it back into a human hand with a flash of essence. She straightens her her servant disguise. 'To keep you alert!' she says cheerfully. 'Now come on. Time for breakfast.'
You roll your eyes and follow her downstairs and through a tall, many pillared hall. 'You know that I'm supposed to be your master, right?'
'Of course dear,' she pats your head, 'And if you want to starve to death to prove it then be my guest!'
You walk in silence for a while. 'So,' she says, 'Now what? What's your big plan?'
'Big plan?'
'For making up for your little failure. What's your comeback?'

1: I don't really have one, any ideas?
2: I'm going to learn a martial art
3: I'm going to become a socialite
4: I am going to make a fortune
5: I'm going to join the army
6: Other
7: Combination
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 11, 2015, 10:54:58 AM
(My choice of direction was completely arbitraty so I'm good with whatever.)

4
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 12, 2015, 08:11:03 AM
'I think I'll make a fortune'
She snorts, then turns away slightly while covering her mouth, you see her shoulders shaking with quiet laughter.
'I'm glad to see you laugh, but what exactly is so funny?'
She takes a deep breath, 'Sorry. It just sounds so, childish. Not stupid, but it sounds like something a child would say. But why focus on monetary gain? Your family is already wealthy'
You nod. 'And house Ledaal is full of young exalts funded by their families. But an exalt who can build something of their own, one who can generate their own wealth, that is considerably more useful'
She raises an eyebrow. 'I see, and how do you intend to go about it?'

1: We live near the sea, I'll buy a merchant ship.
2: We live near the sea, I'll become a bounty hunter.
3: We live near the sea, I'll set up a trading business, buying low and selling high
4: I'll compete in tournaments, a few dozen duels later and I'll have more than enough
5: I'll become a con man, I just need to find the right target
6: I'll get a rich girlfriend, who needs work?
7: I'll join the military and plunder the Realms enemies
8: I'll join the royal navy and reap the spoils of enemy vessels
9: Other
10: Combination
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 12, 2015, 08:51:58 AM
4 and 6?
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 12, 2015, 01:38:18 PM
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Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 12, 2015, 02:03:35 PM
‘First,’ you say, ‘I will enter combat tourneys, melees and other such trials of arms across the Realm. I will gain fame, fortune, reputation and valuable combat experience along the way. Should I be successful I will not only vastly swell my personal wallet but gain countless opportunities to showcase my talents to the house and to the Realm at large.’
She smirks.
‘What?’
She shrugs. ‘Duelling? When you just lost your first duel?’
‘Oh, right’ You’d forgotten about that.
‘Against a girl half your size’
‘I get it’
‘When you had a goremaul and she had a stick-‘
‘I get it! I’ll just have to expand my arsenal of skills’
She nods excitedly; she’s always enjoyed planning for battle. ‘You could study melee and dodge charms, those are fire aspect skills right? Ooh! Or you could learn a martial art! I could find you a mentor!’
You shrug. ‘As long as she’s cute, speaking of which, I haven’t told you part two of the plan’
She puts her fists on her hips. ‘And that is?’
‘I’m going to get a girlfriend’
Her smile vanishes, her cheek twitches as she fights to keep a straight face.
‘A rich one’ you say.
That’s too much for her; she doubles over laughing long and quietly.
You sigh; this would never happen to Zhu.


1: Arrive
2: Keep talking [about what?]
3: Change of plans [select one of the previous options]
4: Other
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 13, 2015, 07:44:01 AM
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Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 13, 2015, 08:03:28 AM
You roll your eyes and push past her on to the terrace. A table has been set up overlooking the garden where hummingbirds of blue, green and violet are draining gorgeous scarlet blossoms that sag under the weight of their nectar. You take a seat and wave Mei away when she tries to tuck a napkin into your collar. 'So,' she says, 'what can I get you?'

1: A lavish banquet
2: A fancy dish
3: A simple breakfast
4: A sparse repast
5: A meaty breakfast
6: A vegetarian breakfast
7: Other
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 13, 2015, 08:05:37 AM
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 13, 2015, 08:15:03 AM
She leaves, only to return a few minutes later with several servants who set the table. Tureens of soup, steamers full of hot buns, and a half dozen other dishes crowd for space. What catches your fancy?

1: Beef strips fried in egg yolk
2: Spiced porridge
3: Hot pork buns
4: Leek and shallot buns
5: Tea with spiced milk
6: Honey cakes
7: Potato and leek soup
8: Sweet pork dumplings
9: Prawn and leek dumplings
10: Southern coffee with honey
11: Combination
12: All
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 13, 2015, 08:52:34 AM
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Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 13, 2015, 09:23:04 AM
You start by grabbing several strips of raw beef with chopsticks, dipping them in egg yolk the lying them in a hot stone bowl where they immediately start to hiss and spit . Then you pour a cup of chai with milk flavoured with nutmeg and honey. You take a long, deep sip as you warm your hands on the cup before working your way through a bowl of cinnamon dusted oats. Next you take a pair of small golden sponge cakes that are moist to the touch. Taking a bite out of one you find the insides to be dripping with honey. You wash them down with the rest of your tea before moving on to creamy potato and leek soup to cleanse the palate. You find the savoury saltiness refreshing after the cloying sweetness of the honey cakes. Next you find yourself unable to decide which of a pair of rice buns you want more, and so you eat both, one after the other. After chewing through the outer layer of the first bun you find it to be filled with a steaming hot mix of sliced leek and shallot pieces. The second holds a nugget of pork that practically drips with flavour. From there you take your chopsticks and fish the fried pieces of beef out of the hit bowl, eating them one by one. You pour yourself a small cip of hot, thick black coffee sweetened with raw comb honey. You sip it as you snack on savoury pork and prawn dumplings.

Well, that was filling.

Now what?

1: Talk to Mei? (About what?)
2: Go to your room? (Get changed)
3: Training hall? (Get in some practice)
4: Meditation? (Recieve knowledge)
5: Armoury? (Weapons and armour)
6: Stables? (Go somewhere)
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 13, 2015, 10:23:00 AM
4
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Post by: Catvomitsky on May 13, 2015, 09:59:42 PM
I second 4.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 14, 2015, 11:18:32 AM
You rise from the table, dabbing at your mouth with a napkin.
'I'm going to meditate in the gardens. Please see to it that I am not disturbed.'
Mei bows respectfully, back in servant mode. 'Of course milord'
You take the stairs off of the terrace and into the garden.
You make your way down the path until you cross a small wooden bridge into a sheltered shrine surrounded by dense flower bushes.
You sit cross legged on the mat in the middle of the room. You close your eyes and take a deep breath. To any observer you are simply meditating in the relaxation of the gardens.
'Well?' you say. Your informant speaks from the bushes.
'They have granted me employment milord. I am to become the attendant of Wen Lanying.'
You nod slightly. 'Excellent work Gigi'
'Agni'
'Indeed. What is her current state?'
'Still unconciouss milord. She has yet to recover from her wounds'
You feel like smiling but do not. It would be unseemly to gloat.
'Excellent. Report to me when next you can. But more importantly-'
'What milord?'
'What did you think of the book?'
'Incredible. Zhu and Tys story has changed my life.'
'I know right? That will be all. Speak of this to no one.'
He leaves almost silently. Almost.
You sigh, sometimes you swear that only your spies share your interests.
Well. Now you know that the advantage rests on you as far as time is concerned.
Now what?

1: Go to your room (get changed)
2: Armoury (weapons and armour)
3: Stables (go somewhere)
4: Training hall
5: Plan with Mei for tournaments
6: Other
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 14, 2015, 01:01:28 PM
(NO)

Could we be Lanying again?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 14, 2015, 05:31:19 PM
[I know right? That book sucks!]

Well, we can if you both agree on it. Or you can be Topknot for a bit. But remember, if you go back to being Lanying she doesn't know about any of this okay?
So she can't act on this information. As far as she's concerned Agni is only skittish butler eye candy.

So you can go back to being Lanying
Be Topknot
Or continue being Mengyao

And at any time you can ask to switch back to another one, but you have to both agree on it? Okay? :]
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 14, 2015, 11:36:29 PM
Yep :) So, Cat? Are you good with being Lanying again?
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 16, 2015, 12:13:02 PM
(Cat?)
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 18, 2015, 11:46:27 AM
[I shall take teh silence as approval and shall act accordingly]

You are Ledaal Wen Lanying, and a sudden spike of noise has brought you back to consciousness.

You wake to the sound of silence, a hesitant pause pregnant with anticipation before there is another tentative rap on your door.
You yawn, stretching like a cat beneath the heavy warmth of the down stuffed blankets.
Another rap on your door. It's a nervous sound, almost like a mouse scratching, as if they don't actually want to wake you.


1: Answer it
2: Go back to sleep
3: Answer from bed, because comfy
4: Other
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 18, 2015, 11:48:01 AM
3
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 18, 2015, 11:56:29 AM
It bewilders you that anyone could expect you to leave this bed even for love or money.
'Who is it?'
'It is I milady'says Agni.
'Come in!' you call.
The door opens and Agni enters, followed by a servant who pushes a mountainous trolley of food.*
'I thought you might feel like breakfast in bed' Agni says. 'So I got you your favourite; everything.'

You say/do?

*Breakfast: Lavish
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 18, 2015, 11:57:55 AM
I squeal like a little girl and make grabby hands at the food without sitting up.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 18, 2015, 12:04:31 PM
You squeal in delight, clapping your hands with glee and reach for the food, but are foiled by the blankets that form a suffocating pile despite your best efforts.
Agni rolls his eyes and smiles briefly before smoothing your blanket back down and placing a metal stand of tea and dumplings on your lap. The legs of the stand rest on the bed on either side of you.
You pour yourself a cup of tea and get to work on the dumplings, as you finish them off Agni places a plate of honey cakes in their place and switches the tea with coffee.
'It's nine o'clock in the morning milady, Everything should be ready by ten, we may leave any time after that unless you want to go on ahead of the main group, avoid the baggage trains and all that'

What time do you plan to leave?

And-

1: Continue eating, breakfast in bed! AWESOME
2: Finish, you have more important and Exaltedy things to do
3: Ask Agni something
4: Combination
5: Other [what?]
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 18, 2015, 12:06:19 PM
I'll leave around noon. And 1.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 18, 2015, 12:17:43 PM
You wash the last honey cake down with hot coffee and think for a moment. 'Noon, I think I'll leave around noon'
Agni inclines his head respectfully. 'I'll make sure that everything is ready. Now, it's approximately a 2 to 3 day journey to the valley, so your father has sent money and staff ahead to get things ready for your arrival. I have planned out stops along the route and determined which roads are safest and quickest for a group of our size.'
You roll your eyes at him as you duel wield spoons while doing fierce battle with honeyed porridge. 'Don't you think you're being a little paranoid? I'm Exalted and we'll have guards with us'
He nods. 'I'm just trying to be careful milady, there have been reports of some sort of gang, and there's that essence user that's been interfering with the crops'
You polish of savoury buns, sweet buns, bitter coffee, sweet coffee, porridge, scones and some light biscuits [you don't want to eat too much after all] before the servant wheels the trolley away.
'Will there be anything else milady?'

1: Yes, I need your opinion on an outfit [select clothing]
2: Yes, I need your opinion on a suit of armour [select armour]
3: Yes, I need your opinion on a weapon [select weapon]
4: Yes, I need to decide on an outfit for you, as my attendant you should be a little more presentable [select clothing/weapons/armour for Agni]
5: No, but thank you for everything [Then what? Select other option minus Agni]
6: Other
7: Combination
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 18, 2015, 12:31:39 PM
1 then 4
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 18, 2015, 12:37:30 PM
'Actually yes!' You say as you slid out of bed and cross to the wardrobe.
'Name it' He says.
'I need your opinion on an outfit'
'I see' he says, blushing slightly as you step behind a changing screen.
'And after that I'm picking something out for you, you're my personal attendant and you need to look like it'

What outfit do you try on? Remember; you're going to travel in luxury


1: Tough?
2: Casual?
3: Classy?
4: Old fashioned?
5: Seductive?
6: Non-descript?
7: Incognito?
8: Combination? [maximum of 2]


And in what style?


1: Central
2: Southern
3: Western
4: Northern
5: Eastern
6: Combination [maximum of 2]
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 18, 2015, 01:25:30 PM
3, and 1
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 18, 2015, 01:33:31 PM

The dress you select is a mountain of silk layers, folded, tucked and tied in every conceivable manner and dyed in deep reds and blues with silver constellations on the chest and back. You take a spin, enjoying the 'whoosh' of the weighty fabrics. It's utterly beautiful, but not exactly resilient, it would be useless in a fight but perfect at a party. You give off an image of high fashion and elegance. You step out from behind the screen and hold your arms wide, doing a little twirl. Agni's eyebrows shoot up.
'Well?' you ask.
He nods and smiles. 'Very dignified, stylish, you have excellent taste milady'
While in this outfit you receive an additional dice for all appearance and socialize rolls.

1: Keep this outfit?
2: Try another? [Which one]
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 18, 2015, 01:41:23 PM
Keep it :)
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 18, 2015, 01:51:00 PM
'I'll keep it then' you say as you adjust your hair, letting it hang down in a cascade that you carefully adjust to appear as natural and unaltered as possible. You put on a pair of silver and saphire earrings and step into a pair of steep high heels.
'Now,' you say, putting your fists on your hips, 'Your turn'
He scratches the back of his head. 'Really milady, I'm fine as I am'
You nod. 'Indeed, but fine isn't good enough. I can't have my personal attendant looking just 'fine' now can I? Come on'
Despite his protests you lead Agni to Li's room, he's still in the infirmary with his fractured leg and so his entire wardrobe remains untouched. Most of the clothing in here he's never even tried on, you spot at least three outfits you gave him as presents sitting entirely untouched. 'I'm sure I can find something of his that will fit you' you tell Agni.
The rest of the room is piled with weapons and armour, many of them made by Li.

What outfit do you want Agni to try on?

1: Tough?
2: Casual?
3: Classy?
4: Old fashioned?
5: Seductive?
6: Non-descript?
7: Incognito?
8: Official?
9: Combination? [maximum of 2]


And in what style?


1: Central
2: Southern
3: Western
4: Northern
5: Eastern
6: Combination [maximum of 2]

Or armour?

1: Shinobi garb
2: Bronze lamellar
3:  Lacquered armour
4: Iron plate armour
5: Chain mail
6: Martial arts robes
7: No armour

Try out a weapon?

1: Nunchuck
2: Three section staff
3: Rope dart
4: Meteor hammer
5: Jian
6: Scimitar
7: Talwar
8: Throwing knives
9: War fans
10: Katana and wakizashi
11: Fighting gauntlets and/or fighting boots
12: Bow and arrow
13: Spear
14: Glaive
15: His regular sword
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 18, 2015, 11:34:52 PM
5 because if we're playing dress-up anyway why not, and 5. And he should probably have his own sword since that's what he's used to fighting with.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 19, 2015, 03:46:24 PM
You pick out a kimono, a many layered series of silk trousers and undershirts topped with a light coat embroidered with a cherry blossom pattern that is designed to hang open unless belted.
You put the undershirts back, he doesn't really need them.
Then you put the belt back, and finally you toss the pants away and turn to your servant with a grin on your face.
'Get naked' you say.
'... And put that on, right?'
You shrug. 'If you have to.'
He rolls his eyes and steps behind the screen.
He steps back out before you get a chance to peek, avoiding eye contact and tying the kimono mostly shut with a silk string around his waist, even so it hangs open down to just above his navel, stops just above his knees and as he adjusts his stance It opens almost to the hip on one side.
He looks at himself in a shield and draws himself up, trying to look dignified, and fails utterly, ‘Well, I suppose I can put on my sword belt when I get back to my room’, shrugging he turns to you, raising his arms then letting them fall at his sides. ‘Well? What do you think?’

 Agni receives 2 additional die for appearance and seduction rolls.

You say/do?

Keep this outfit?
Or
Try another outfit?

1: Tough?
2: Casual?
3: Classy?
4: Old fashioned?
5: Seductive?
6: Non-descript?
7: Incognito?
8: Official?
9: Combination? [maximum of 2]


And in what style?


1: Central
2: Southern
3: Western
4: Northern
5: Eastern
6: Combination [maximum of 2]

Or armour?

1: Shinobi garb
2: Bronze lamellar
3:  Lacquered armour
4: Iron plate armour
5: Chain mail
6: Martial arts robes
7: No armour

Try out a weapon?

1: Nunchuck
2: Three section staff
3: Rope dart
4: Meteor hammer
5: Jian
6: Scimitar
7: Talwar
8: Throwing knives
9: War fans
10: Katana and wakizashi
11: Fighting gauntlets and/or fighting boots
12: Bow and arrow
13: Spear
14: Glaive
15: His regular sword



Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 20, 2015, 08:01:18 AM
"No sword belt." And I'm keeping him in this.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on May 20, 2015, 08:59:56 AM
Hi, just wanted to pop in to say that I do still exist and I am sorry for not answering.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 20, 2015, 10:05:33 AM
I'm glad you still exist :)
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on May 20, 2015, 10:16:21 AM
Thank you! I appreciate your existence as well :)
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 20, 2015, 03:39:03 PM
Yay! Your existences do not upset me also, they do the opposite. Love the gifs Cat.


You shake your head firmly,'No sword belt. No belts in general, I'm making it a rule.' You say decisively.
He rolls his eyes. 'Then how am I supposed to carry my sw-'
'Which one of us is Exalted?' You ask.
'You are....' he mumbles.
'Which one of us is Exalted?!' You ask.
'You are milady'
'And don't forget it. Just get your servant to carry your sword'
He opens his mouth, possibly to argue your flawless logic, but then he remembers who is Exalted here.
He closes his mouth.
You go back to eating the eye candy.

(http://rs32.pbsrc.com/albums/d30/darkperson/Tumblr%20Gifs/NOSEBLEED.gif~c200)

You say/do?

And what now?

1: Go to the armoury? [Weapons + armour]
2: Go to your room?
3: Go to the observatory?
4: Go to the stables? [depart]
5: Go to the baths/terrace/gardens/other? [plan plans and scheme schemes]
6: Go find someone? [Who?]
7: Talk to Agni [about what?]
8: Be Topknot [Switch perspective]
9: Be Mengyao [Switch perspective]
10: Other? [you decide]

[By the way, I haven't properly summarized it before but I'll explain now.
The outfits you pick are basically like social armour in that they alter your stats to help with various situations.
Each outfit can give you an additional die for two different types of rolls.

1: Casual=Socialize+Athletics
2: Tough=Intimidate+Leadership
3: Classy=Socialize+Appearance
4: Flamboyant=Performance+Appearance
5: Seductive=Flirtation+Appearance
6: Incognito=Disguise+Stealth
7: Non-descript=Disguise+Athletics
8: Official=Leadership+Beauracracy

So previously Agni was wearing non-descript central clothing as his servant outfit. Now he's wearing eastern seductive clothing,thus changing his dicepool.
Agni's previous Appearance is 2 and his socialize is at 1. Meaning he has 2 dice for appearance rolls and 1 for socialize rolls, but now he has 3 for appearance and 2 for socialize.
Normally to get three dice for any skill roll is impossible for mortals without things like special clothing. But for Lanying you could just buy your way up to Appearance 3 and boom, 3 dice.
Remember;

1=Pathetic to mediocre
2=Great to peak human
3=Superhuman
4=Divine
5=Legendary

This is for levels, not dice, so having 3 dice isn't superhuman, having 3 dice while relying on your skills alone however is.
Later in the game you'll be able to buy more outfits that add higher numbers and more specific dice. For instance, you'll notice that Lanying doesn't own any Official style clothing.
And then there's things like performance clothing, which gives 2 dice for performance plus a single dice for another skill based on the direction it's from.

AND [last one, I promise] remember that you can combine styles to get the dice that you want. So Seductive+Flamboyant=Performance plus Flirtation or Classy+Flamboyant=Socialize plus Performance, or even Appearance times 2, you can name the dice you want.]
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on May 21, 2015, 04:51:57 AM
5. That's all we're choosing, right?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 21, 2015, 07:57:24 AM
That and which of the three you want to go to, bath terrace or garden
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on May 21, 2015, 08:00:25 AM
Oh, right. The baths.

(I'm glad you like the GIFs btw :з)
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 21, 2015, 08:18:28 AM
Yes, bathing again seems appropriate.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 21, 2015, 08:21:56 AM
[So many baths! Honestly  ::) ]

You lead the way to the baths, by the time Agni realizes where you’re taking him it’s already too late for him to back out.
You undress, shower briefly in the hot water stream then put on a towel and enter the main bath, sinking down into the perfumed water and leaning back with a sigh. Overhead you can see stars through the skylight, of course, that skylight only ever shows the sky as being dark, so you aren’t exactly surprised. Agni arrives a moment later and sits a few feet away. He quickly gets as much of himself as possible under the water.
‘Why did we have to come here exactly?’
‘Simple’ you say ‘This is one of the few rooms in the manse where you can see or hear someone coming from any direction’
He raises an eyebrow. ‘Impressive, so, what did you want to discuss?’

You say/do?

1: I want you to spy for me [on who?]
2: I need suggestions for my investigation
3: What do you know about cold rock valley?
4: We need to talk [about what?]
5: Nothing, I just wanted a bath
6: Nothing, I just wanted to get you naked[roll seduction]
7: Nothing, I just wanted to drink booze from tiny boats
8: Other [you decide]
9: Combination
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 21, 2015, 08:26:37 AM
5, 6, and 7
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on May 21, 2015, 08:46:47 AM
YES
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 21, 2015, 09:12:18 AM
You smile and lean back. 'I just want a bath!'
'Oh' he says.
'And booze from boats filled with clockwork monkeys!'
'Understandable' he says.
You stand, walk along the seat and lower yourself into his lap facing him.
'And I want you,' you lean forwards, he leans back. You drape your arms over his shoulders, 'Naked'

SOCIAL COMBAT:

Roll seduction with your appearance and socialize dice pools.
Aka, roll 4d10.
Normally you would only need 1 success, but as his current attitude towards you is basically paranoia the difficulty is increased by one.
A success is any number from 6 to 10.

http://www.roll-dice-online.com/

Post results here.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on May 21, 2015, 09:36:10 AM
...10 O.o
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 21, 2015, 09:38:03 AM
Okay, that's one success, but it was a 4d10 roll so could you roll another 3?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on May 21, 2015, 10:00:20 AM
Ah, sorry. 9, 9, 5
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 21, 2015, 10:10:42 AM
1, 9, 6, 6
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 21, 2015, 08:09:17 PM
[Forgot to mention, from now on we’re going with the first results posted. In this case however it doesn't matter, as you both got three successes. Difficulty of the action was 2 which means that while Agni is still nervous, he's also interested]

He blinks.
You wink.
He blushes.
'But,' he says.
'Mmh?' you say.
'But I'm not naked?'
You shrug. 'Not yet!'

You say/do? Combined with-

1: Push a boat of drinks to him [Roll strength + Sail = 3d10]
2: Sidle closer [Roll stealth = 1d10]
3: Seduce him further [Roll persuasion = 2d10]
4: Get out of the bath [Go where?]
5: Other [What?]
6: Combination?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on May 21, 2015, 09:50:21 PM
3 - rolled a 5 and a 1
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 22, 2015, 11:07:34 AM
[So that’s two failures, sowwy]

"SOOOOOO..." you say.
"Sooooooo..?"
"So,"
"So?"
You nod.
Wait what.

You say/do? Combined with-

1: Push a boat of drinks to him [Roll strength + Sail = 3d10]
2: Sidle closer [Roll stealth = 1d10]
3: Use feminine wiles to get his attention. [Roll Appearance = 2d10]
3: Get out of the bath [Go where?]
4: Other [What?]
5: Combination?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 22, 2015, 11:22:21 AM
"Try the floating booze" and 1 (I rolled 2, 9, and 8)
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 22, 2015, 11:40:21 AM
[Nice! One success, that means you succeeded]

‘Hey Agni’
He looks up. ‘Milady?’
‘Ever drank alcohol given to you by mechanical men on a tiny boat in a magical bathtub?’
‘………….No’
‘Do you wanna?’
‘………….Yes’
You tug sharply on the anchor chain of a barge nearby, it drifts across the water and stops exactly in front of Agni. 'Here, try the floating booze'
He reaches out and takes a small half sphere of a dark purple/red drink; raspberry wine, you know from experience that stuff is strong enough to drop a horse.
He raises the glass to you then takes a half mouthful and instantly doubles over choking.
He punches himself in the chest a few times before straightening up. ‘I don’t know if it’s the clockwork, the boats or the bath but that was amazing!’

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 22, 2015, 11:45:23 AM
Giggle.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 22, 2015, 11:57:03 AM

You giggle. He blushes, drinks a bit more and starts choking again. Halfway through his coughing he starts laughing, this starts you laughing. His face turns purple as he gasps between laughter and coughing ‘Not….Funny’ He takes a deep breath as you double over giggling uncontrollably.
He puts the cup back on the boat. ‘I think I’m good for now’ he says.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 22, 2015, 12:01:49 PM
Finish whatever he was drinking. To show off.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 22, 2015, 12:08:06 PM
You pour yourself a double sized glass of the same raspberry wine. ‘It’s fine Agni, not your fault you can’t hold your drink’
You tip the glass back and down it in one mouthful.
Oh Gods.
Oh Gods in heaven above that is strong.
Your throat flexes involuntarily at the sheer strength of the flavour alone and you feel your arms suddenly tingle with warmth as your stomach turns cold. Your head suddenly feels like a lead weight held up by a limp rope.

Roll 2d10 resistance to keep yourself from fainting.

Combined with: You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 22, 2015, 12:17:48 PM
3 and 8. And what I do depends very much on if I faint or not.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 22, 2015, 12:21:34 PM
[Success!]

You put a hand on the side to steady yourself. You close your eyes for a moment and then open them. It takes a moment for your eyes to focus before you realize that what you’re looking at is Agni and you could swear that he’s smirking.
‘It’s alright Milady’ he says, his voice dripping with concern. ‘It’s not your fault if you can’t hold your drink’
Did he just?
He did.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 22, 2015, 12:26:23 PM
(Agni XD)

Stick my tongue out at him and casually push the booze boat away.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 22, 2015, 12:31:32 PM
You poke your tongue out at him and shove the boat away. He raises an eyebrow; the ghost of a smile is flickering at the edge of his mouth. ‘Not thirsty milady?’
‘Quiet you’
He shrugs and picks his glass back up, he takes a sip and sighs delightedly. ‘Ah, delicious’
You glare at him. He’s openly smiling now.
‘It’s disgusting’ you say.
‘It is absolutely bloody awful’ he says and puts it back on the boat.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 29, 2015, 02:54:41 PM
Roll 2d10 for awareness

http://www.roll-dice-online.com/
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 29, 2015, 11:37:00 PM
4-4
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 30, 2015, 12:09:12 AM
[That is two failures]
You and Agni talk for a while, just talk. It actually feels a little odd, Agni himself has calmed down considerably; he almost calls you by your name a few times and as you chat you find he actually [gasp!] has a sense of humor, admittedly a dry one at that, but hey, at least it’s there.

[Okay, I rolled for Agni 7,2. You are so lucky to have him. That is one success.]

His eyes flick away from you and back. He swallows and his mouth becomes a hard line. ‘Milady?’
‘Yes?’
‘Remember how you said that you can see anyone coming from here?’
You nod. ‘Heck, I could probably hear them coming through the floor. Awareness is a blessed talent of the Earth Aspect; nothing gets past us’
He clears his throat and gestures behind you.
You look around and your heart skips a beat as you notice a circle of at least two dozen figures surrounding the bath.
You recognize them as the training golems you spar against. Their bodies are mainly terracotta and bronze, but at the joints, throat and in a hole in the chest [representing the heart] taught cords are exposed that hold them upright. You think that maybe once one of them wandered off.
But something like this?
Never

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 30, 2015, 08:24:23 AM
Wave to them and try to pretend this is normal.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 30, 2015, 11:38:00 AM
You stand up. ‘Relax Agni, they’ve probably been given a confusing order or something and just wandered off’
Agni nods ‘With weapons?’
Weapons? Oh, right. You notice that almost all of them carry a weapon of some sort from the armoury. ‘Oh, well, they’re training golems right? So….’
There is a moment’s silence,
There is a noise to your left, you turn and see one golem sprinting at full speed before jumping from the lip of the bath straight at you, arms wide in a flying tackle.

1: Dodge then counterattack? [Roll Martial arts 2 + Dodge 1 = 3 d10]
2: Punch that sucker out? [Roll Martial arts 2 + Resistance 2 = 4 d10]
3: Catch it? [Roll Melee 2 + Strength 2 = 4d10
4: Duck? [Roll Melee 2 + Dodge 1 + Situational bonus 1 = 4d1]
5: Block it then counterattack? [Roll Strength 2 + Resistance 2 = 4d10]
6: Jump over it then counterattack? [Roll Athletics 2 + Dodge 1 = 3d10]
7: Other?
8: Combination?
9: Use charms?

CURRENT ESSENCE:

COMMIT: 7
BURN: 10

[You regain 1 Burn mote every turn. You can regain Commit motes by spending 5 Burn motes]

AVAILABLE CHARMS:

ANIMA:

BLOOD OF THE EARTH DRAGON:
COST: 2 Commit motes
EFFECT: Gain basic geokinesis for the rest of the scene. You may throw rock projectiles up to 30 meters instead of a melee attack. You may also earth for parries and blocks.

PULVERISING DEFENSE:
COST: 6 Burn motes
EFFECT: Strike the ground and raise a cloud of dust that covers a 20 meter range, obscuring your presence for three turns.

JADE MOUNTAIN STYLE:

BOULDER CRUSHING GRASP:
COST: 1 Commit mote, 5 Burn motes
EFFECT: Blur forward up to 20 meters and grapple a target, dealing lethal damage

PILLAR OF MARBLE STANCE:
COST: 2 Commit motes
EFFECT: Prevent all knockback from a single non magical attack.

FORTRESS OF ONE:
COST: Varies
EFFECT: Remove one point of a single type of damage from the next attack for every mote of Burn Essence spent [you decide how much]
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 30, 2015, 12:00:56 PM
3; 4-1-7-7
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 30, 2015, 12:24:40 PM
You step to one side, leaning back as one hand ploughs past your face. Time seems to slow as the construct floats through the air in front of you. You bide your time, then grab hold of it by the throat and around the waist, you tear the cords from the throat as you twist in place, pulling it in front of you as a pair of bronze chakrams bury themselves in its chest. You spin twice in place, letting your hands slide down to the wrists of the creature before stopping abruptly and releasing it, sending it crashing into another golem, they both collide with a cherry tree and falling blossoms fill the air.
Agni ducks a blow from one carrying a Jian, then steps on to its knee and jumps; driving his own knee into its chin and snapping its head back so hard that the cords in its throat break. He grabs the falling Jian and holds it in front of him. Behind you there is the sound of splashing as a half dozen of them jump into the water and start wading towards you. In front of you a pair of them is charging you, one armed with fans, the other with twin hook swords. Another one to your left is strafing behind a tree, chakrams glinting on its arms as it prepares to throw.

1: Attack the half dozen behind you [Roll Melee 2 + Martial arts 2 = 4d10. Difficulty 2 due to deep water]
2: Jump on to the booze boats [Roll Athletics 2 = 2d10. If you succeed you remove the deep water penalty from all other actions]
3: Attack the one to the left [Roll Martial arts 2 + Dodge 1 = 3d10]
4: Catch chakrams and use them yourself [Roll Martial arts 2 + Thrown 1 = 3d10. Difficulty 2]
5: Attack the ones in front of you [Roll Martial arts 2 + Dodge 1 = 3d10]
6: Break bottles, use as weapons
7: Dodge all attacks [Roll Martial arts 2 + Dodge 1 = 3d10]
8: Use charms
9: Other
10: Combination

CURRENT ESSENCE:

COMMIT: 7
BURN: 10

[You regain 1 Burn mote every turn. You can regain Commit motes by spending 5 Burn motes]

AVAILABLE CHARMS:

ANIMA:

BLOOD OF THE EARTH DRAGON:
COST: 2 Commit motes
EFFECT: Gain basic geokinesis for the rest of the scene. You may throw rock projectiles up to 30 meters instead of a melee attack. You may also earth for parries and blocks.

PULVERISING DEFENSE:
COST: 6 Burn motes
EFFECT: Strike the ground and raise a cloud of dust that covers a 20 meter range, obscuring your presence for three turns.

MOUNTAIN OUT OF MOLEHILL ASCENT: [I forgot this one last time]
COST: 1 Commit mote or 5 Burn motes
EFFECT: Launch yourself up to 30 meters on a column of rock.

JADE MOUNTAIN STYLE:

BOULDER CRUSHING GRASP:
COST: 1 Commit mote, 5 Burn motes
EFFECT: Blur forward up to 20 meters and grapple a target, dealing lethal damage

PILLAR OF MARBLE STANCE:
COST: 2 Commit motes
EFFECT: Prevent all knockback from a single non magical attack.

FORTRESS OF ONE:
COST: Varies
EFFECT: Remove one point of a single type of damage from the next attack for every mote of Burn Essence spent [you decide how much]
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 30, 2015, 12:56:56 PM
2 (8-10) followed by 1 (2-6-5-8)
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 30, 2015, 01:12:02 PM
You jump, plant your feet on the side of the bath and press off, flipping once and landing on tiptoes on a squat barge of whiskey.  You turn and jump from the barge to a galleon of red wine moments before the barge is split down the middle by a bronze chakram. The galleon tips forward, the bow nearly sinking beneath the water before you jump with full force at a trireme of brandy. Your body soars parallel to the water before you turn and put one foot in front of you as you land, channeling all of your kinetic energy into the boat that then surges forward and smashes into the chest cavity of the nearest golem.
You step off the head of the golem as it falls, landing a kick in the face of the next golem that snaps its neck instantly. You jump from there to a raft of fruit juice and stand ready.
Agni parries a brutal blow from a tetsubo wielding opponent and slices the cords at its throat before squaring off with one dual wielding wind and fire wheels.

1: Attack the rest of the golems around you [Roll Melee 2 + Martial arts 2 = 4d10.]
2: Cross the bath back to Agni [Roll Athletics 2 = 2d10]
3: Dive beneath the water, stealth mode [Roll Athletics 2 + Stealth 1 = 3d10]
4: Catch chakrams and use them yourself [Roll Martial arts 2 + Thrown 1 = 3d10. Difficulty 2]
5: Reach the shore and fight from there [Roll Martial arts 2 + Athletics 2 = 3d10]
6: Break bottles, use as weapons [Melee 2 = 2d10]
7: Use jugs as weapons [Melee 2 = 2d10]
8: Use a boat as a weapon [Melee 2 = 2d10]
9: Duel wield boats [Melee 2 = 2d10]
10: Dodge all attacks [Roll Martial arts 2 + Dodge 1 = 3d10. Difficulty 2]
11: Use charms
12: Other
13: Combination

CURRENT ESSENCE:

COMMIT: 7
BURN: 10

[You regain 1 Burn mote every turn. You can regain Commit motes by spending 5 Burn motes]

AVAILABLE CHARMS:

ANIMA:

BLOOD OF THE EARTH DRAGON:
COST: 2 Commit motes
EFFECT: Gain basic geokinesis for the rest of the scene. You may throw rock projectiles up to 30 meters instead of a melee attack. You may also earth for parries and blocks.

PULVERISING DEFENSE:
COST: 6 Burn motes
EFFECT: Strike the ground and raise a cloud of dust that covers a 20 meter range, obscuring your presence for three turns.

MOUNTAIN OUT OF MOLEHILL ASCENT: [I forgot this one last time]
COST: 1 Commit mote or 5 Burn motes
EFFECT: Launch yourself up to 30 meters on a column of rock.

JADE MOUNTAIN STYLE:

BOULDER CRUSHING GRASP:
COST: 1 Commit mote, 5 Burn motes
EFFECT: Blur forward up to 20 meters and grapple a target, dealing lethal damage

PILLAR OF MARBLE STANCE:
COST: 2 Commit motes
EFFECT: Prevent all knockback from a single non magical attack.

FORTRESS OF ONE:
COST: Varies
EFFECT: Remove one point of a single type of damage from the next attack for every mote of Burn Essence spent [you decide how much]
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 30, 2015, 01:52:49 PM
2 (10-4)
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 30, 2015, 02:02:02 PM
You duck a swipe from the nearest golem and kick off its chest, pushing off with enough speed to raise a bow wave.  You stand and spend the last of your momentum on kicking a golem in the head moments before it could drive a pair of daggers into Agni’s back.
‘Miss me?’
‘A little’ you jump as he swings at your knee height, slicing the cords of a golems arm behind you. You land and break its neck with a roundhouse kick.
You stand then cry out as a blur of bronze splits your left cheek down to the bone.

Lethal health: 19/20

1: Attack the rest of the golems around you [Roll Melee 2 + Martial arts 2 = 4d10.]
2: Launch yourself over the golems and on to the shore. [Mountain out of Molehill Ascent]
3: Dive beneath the water, stealth mode [Roll Athletics 2 + Stealth 1 = 3d10]
4: Catch chakrams and use them yourself [Roll Martial arts 2 + Thrown 1 = 3d10. Difficulty 2]
5: Reach the shore and fight from there [Roll Martial arts 2 + Athletics 2 = 3d10]
6: Break bottles, use as weapons [Melee 2 = 2d10]
7: Use jugs as weapons [Melee 2 = 2d10]
8: Use a boat as a weapon [Melee 2 = 2d10]
9: Duel wield boats [Melee 2 = 2d10]
10: Dodge all attacks [Roll Martial arts 2 + Dodge 1 = 3d10. Difficulty 2]
11: Use charms
12: Other
13: Combination

CURRENT ESSENCE:

COMMIT: 7
BURN: 10

[You regain 1 Burn mote every turn. You can regain Commit motes by spending 5 Burn motes]

AVAILABLE CHARMS:

ANIMA:

BLOOD OF THE EARTH DRAGON:
COST: 2 Commit motes
EFFECT: Gain basic geokinesis for the rest of the scene. You may throw rock projectiles up to 30 meters instead of a melee attack. You may also earth for parries and blocks.

PULVERISING DEFENSE:
COST: 6 Burn motes
EFFECT: Strike the ground and raise a cloud of dust that covers a 20 meter range, obscuring your presence for three turns.

MOUNTAIN OUT OF MOLEHILL ASCENT:
COST: 1 Commit mote or 5 Burn motes
EFFECT: Launch yourself up to 30 meters on a column of rock.

JADE MOUNTAIN STYLE:

BOULDER CRUSHING GRASP:
COST: 1 Commit mote, 5 Burn motes
EFFECT: Blur forward up to 20 meters and grapple a target, dealing lethal damage

PILLAR OF MARBLE STANCE:
COST: 2 Commit motes
EFFECT: Prevent all knockback from a single non magical attack.

FORTRESS OF ONE:
COST: Varies
EFFECT: Remove one point of a single type of damage from the next attack for every mote of Burn Essence spent [you decide how much]
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 30, 2015, 02:51:58 PM
1 (9-7-9-2)
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 05, 2015, 01:14:48 PM
You lash out with your one foot and feel clay breaking on your heel. You jump as a sword blade clips the mast from beneath you then you land on the shoulders of another golem, jumping again as the sword takes its head off.
'Thank you' you say to the sword wielder shortly before tearing the cords from its throat with a wild yell.
You step off from the falling construct and hop back onto the barge, swaying and panting slightly from the exercise.
'Well,' Agni says. 'That was fun'

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on June 05, 2015, 01:16:18 PM
"Remind me to thank whoever sent those."
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 05, 2015, 01:18:21 PM
Agni nods slowly, and smiles, not unlike the way one would to a crazy person. 'Certainly milady...'

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 06, 2015, 09:42:02 AM
http://www.roll-dice-online.com/

Roll Awareness = 2d10
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on June 06, 2015, 10:20:56 AM
5-1
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 06, 2015, 10:58:45 AM
There is a moment’s silence, broken only by water dripping off the blade of Agni’s sword.

And then the barge splinters beneath you and a hand closes around your ankle, pulling you under.

You are momentarily blinded by the water before a massive weight spikes into your lower back, pinning you down and compressing your diaphragm before a hand closes around your neck. A mad green glow filters through the water.

HEALTH:

BASHING: 17/20

You are now drowning; you will take additional damage each turn until you surface.

Do you-?

1: Roll to break free? [Melee + Strength = 4d10. 2 successes required]
2: Mountain out of molehill ascent? [1 commit Essence or 5 burn essence]
3: Bide your time; Agni will help you?
4: Other?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on June 06, 2015, 01:40:15 PM
1. 2-9-2-2 ;-;
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 06, 2015, 01:51:27 PM
You twist and slam one elbow into the rocky knee on your back, and succeed only in bruising yourself. The thud of something breaking the surface reaches your ears moments before a clay fist does.

HEALTH:

BASHING: 14


Bubbles surge from your nose and mouth; you feel a dark weight on your senses.

HEALTH

BASHING: 8

Do you-?

1: Attempt a physical attack? [Melee + Strength = 4d10. Two successes required]
2: Mountain out of molehill ascent [one Commit Essence or five Burn Essence]
3: Other?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on June 06, 2015, 01:57:45 PM
2
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 06, 2015, 02:13:11 PM
You close your eyes; Essence ignites in your gut, sending a pulse of white hot power to every inch of your body.

ESSENCE:

COMMIT: 5/5
BURN: 0/5

You force it into the stone beneath you, then drag it back, sculpting it into a pillar of rock that collides with your chest and hurls you and your attacker rocketing out of the water. You twist in mid-air and straighten your leg at the attackers head, a clay hand closes around your heel and you find yourself staring at a golem with the cords at its throat cut. The severed strings are glowing an insane hue of green as the featureless terracotta mask of its face splits down the middle, broken stone gnashing at you like teeth.

“REkslemAShtION”

Do you-?

1: Attack physically? [4d10]
2: Grapple? [4d10]
3: Dodge next attack? [3d10. 2 successes required]
4: Parry next attack? [3d10]
5: Other?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on June 06, 2015, 11:14:26 PM
2; 3-8-9-9
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 07, 2015, 12:51:22 PM
As you rocket towards the ceiling you dodge a blow and loop your arm around its chest and then roll until it’s above you. Your teeth smash together as the two of you collide with the ceiling, cracking the stonework. Then you both plummet, the water rushing towards you at terrifying speed before you impact, splitting the water like a meteor and landing on dry ground that shatters around you before the water rushes back in and covers you and what is left of the golem.

Roll 1d10
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on June 07, 2015, 12:53:54 PM
2
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on June 07, 2015, 01:01:01 PM
Dang it, I missed being the first reply again. I was close this time tho :P
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 07, 2015, 01:05:36 PM
http://www.callcentrehelper.com/images/stories/2010/2013/07/quickdraw-cowboy-510.gif

Gotta be quick  :P Btw, the first thing only applies to dice rolls, not other votes, unless there is only one vote.

HEALTH:

BASHING: 6

You float to the surface, everything hurts. You get your feet under you and flail back and forth.

'Mila-'

You turn, yell and drive your fist into-

Agni's face.

Oops.

Roll 1d10 for damage
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on June 07, 2015, 01:10:32 PM
5
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on June 07, 2015, 01:18:39 PM
*posts to be clear I am here*
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 07, 2015, 01:19:16 PM
Noice [and grats on the first post Cat]

'OMPHMHMHHMMMM!' Agni's eyes widen and he doubles over grabbing his nose.
'Sorry! OhmygoshI'msorry'
He slips and falls into the water, leaving a red trail on the surface. You reach under and grab hold of his hair and pull him back up.
'Sorry'
'Hmkay'
He tilts his head back and holds the bridge of his nose. 'Bell,' he says, 'Dat bent bell'

You say/do?

And/or?

1: Send for servants?
2: Continue bathing, disregard mess?
3: Examine the carnage?
4: Examine Agni's injury?
5: Leave the baths?
6: Alert the guards?
7: Other?
8: Combination?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on June 07, 2015, 01:22:41 PM
Agree that it went well. Then 2 and 4 because I came for a relaxing bath and I am going to get a relaxing bath no matter what.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 07, 2015, 01:29:44 PM
[Okay that made me lol]

'Yeah, I think so too' you say, then sit down at the nearest edge of the bath and sling one arm around the shoulders of a decapitated golem, patting the seat next to you.
'Wad are you doing?' Agni says.
'I came here for a relaxing bath, and I will have one'
'Bud be bere jusht attagged!'
'Bath'
'Be shud tell de guardsh, your fader-'
'Bath'
'Bu-'
'Who is Exalted?'
'.....Fine'
'Good boy. Now come here.'
He sits next to you and you wave his hand away from his nose. 'Does it hurt if I-'
'GAH!'
'I see. A little broken. I can fix that...'

Roll medicine + strength [3d10]
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on June 07, 2015, 01:41:09 PM
5 - 2 - 4
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on June 07, 2015, 01:44:24 PM
Oh noooo, what will faliure mean for Agni's face D:
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 07, 2015, 01:45:55 PM
MFW no successes; http://31.media.tumblr.com/7faa5e9e075092481e57da77358f80d7/tumblr_nk6lp22lJU1re3x32o1_500.gif
THANK YOU SO MUCH CATVOMITSKY

You grab hold of the fore part of his nose, a broken nose can usually be fixed with a brief, solid tug back into position, no muss, no fuss.
You grab hold and pull and Agni wails in terror and pain and goes flying off the seat and back into the water.


http://www.roll-dice-online.com/

Roll 1d6 for damage

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on June 07, 2015, 01:47:42 PM
I went through 25 pages of the RP looking for that link only so I could fail and Agni's face will be ruined??! XP

Rolled a 1! Say sorry and pap his head
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on June 07, 2015, 01:48:38 PM
Head papping seems like an in-character if not totally appropriate response XD
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 07, 2015, 01:52:28 PM
Agni finally reemerges from the depths and you pat him on the head. He yelps and splashes away, holding his arms up in defense. https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/0f/b5/de/0fb5de149a6a4c96d1e5cbf008c36c85.jpg
'Sorry?' you say.

1: Try again?
2: Go back to your seat?
3: Other?
4: Combination?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on June 07, 2015, 02:00:52 PM
1
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 07, 2015, 02:03:30 PM
I rolled it 9-9-6. Deez dyce awn fiya! Agni's face = fixed

You lunge forward, grab his nose again and pull it forward. There is an almost audible 'thunk' as it slots back into place and Agni yelps again, then gingerly shifts his face from side to side. His eyebrows shoot up. 'Thanks!'

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on June 07, 2015, 02:04:27 PM
"Told you I could help. Now. Bath. Relaxing."
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 07, 2015, 02:06:33 PM
He nods. 'Right...'
You lean back in your seat and sigh contentedly.
Agni sits next to you. Bolt upright and twitching a little now and then, looking about as relaxed as a taught bowstring.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on June 07, 2015, 02:08:49 PM
Command him to relax.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 07, 2015, 02:12:59 PM
You open one eye. 'I order you to relax'
He jumps slightly at the sound of your voice. 'Right, sorry' he leans back slowly and carefully. http://www.celwalls.com/large/201306/4768.jpg
'Better?'
You nod. 'Somewhat'

Now what?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on June 07, 2015, 02:22:43 PM
Bathe. Or timeskip to when it's time to leave and we have to get out of the bath.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 07, 2015, 02:29:14 PM
http://data1.whicdn.com/images/129979362/large.gif

The two of you lounge around for a goodly while, just enjoying the water and the knowledge that you won't have to clean up after yourselves. Eventually you start to drift off before you feel Agni shake your shoulder slightly.
'Milady?'
'Mmh?'
'It's almost noon'
'Mkay'
You both leave the bath, heading through the separate exits. You dry yourself off and change back into your dress and meet Agni on the other side, he's changed back into the previous outfit you selected for him. He is currently examining his reflection in a shield on the wall. 'Milady?'
'Mmh?'
'Is it just me or did the towel cover more?'

1: Yes
2: No
3: Doesn't matter
4: Other

Combined with:

1: Go to your room [get changed]
2: Go to Li's room [get Agni changed]
3: Go to the armoury [Weapons and armour]
4: Go talk to someone [who?]
5: Head to the convoy [leave]
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on June 07, 2015, 02:50:59 PM
1 and 5
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 07, 2015, 03:06:21 PM
You nod. 'That's the point. Now! Would you be so kind as to lead the way? I think I'm ready to go.'
He nods. 'Right this way milady'
He leads you to a courtyard in the upper part of the manse, crowded with horses and servants that seem to have been standing around for sometime. 'I've planned everything myself milady. Everything should be packed and ready'
You nod while wondering how many horses are dedicated to carrying your wardrobe.
Agni clears his throat and gestures towards a large bronze and cedar wagon with four large wheels studded with heavy bronze plating. The upper part of the wagon is a broad, carpeted platform strewn with cushions beneath an elaborately embroidered awning supported on four legs. On a platform at the front part of the wagon a thaumaturge sits cross legged with a veil over his eyes and a pair of copper cables socketed into his back.
'I had the steam wagon readied for you milady. If you need anything else just let me know.'
You hear footsteps behind you and turn to see your father who nods to you as you give him a small bow and a big hug.
'Take care Lanying. Your arrangements have all been taken care of so do try to just do a good job of your mission. And try to think before you act.'
You nod. 'Thank you for your wise council father'
'And give your poor servant a shirt before he catches cold'
'No'
He pats you on the head, a little distractedly and heads back inside, muttering something under his breath.

Now what?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on June 08, 2015, 02:48:41 AM
Depart!
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 08, 2015, 11:46:22 AM
http://funnyasduck.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/funny-chipmunk-helmet-adventure-pics.png

Agni gives you a helping hand on to the wagon and steps aside as the thaumaturge starts it up. You make yourself comfortable as the front gates swing open.

1: Continue?
2: Be Agni?
3: Be Mengyao?
4: Be Topknot?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on June 08, 2015, 11:51:53 AM
2
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on June 08, 2015, 12:01:19 PM
Agreed.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 09, 2015, 09:10:11 PM
You are now Agni.

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/d2/70/df/d270dfeadd36989550dfcaaf1fd89a30.jpg

You are feeling more than a little exposed and wondering if milady is on to you. Your true loyalty, if you can call it that is to Ledaal Mengyao, and you are starting to suspect that milady is aware of that.
For starters, she’s put you in this ridiculous outfit. At first you thought it was some sort of joke, you’ve had serving girls pointing you out and giggling at each other all day; clearly they were mocking your appearance. But more worrying is that you have little if any space left to conceal weapons. You’ve only managed to conceal four knives on your person [only four!] and she made a specific point of denying you your sword belt, or any belt for that matter.
What possible reason could she have had other than to leave you unarmed?
You certainly can’t think of any.
Whatever agenda she has is beyond you however, she was attacked by a squadron of automatons, at least one of which was possessed and made a point of telling no one, and stopping you from doing so.
Had she arranged it? Was it a training exercise for her, for you? Perhaps she had wanted to test your loyalty? Maybe she considered pile driving demon infested sorcerous devices from the height of a cedar tree a good way to pass the time?
No, no one is that insane.
And over all, you can’t shake a feeling of, well, disquiet. She acts so normally, for an Exalted anyway. She should be a strident demigoddess with mortals falling at their knees on either side, but behaves acts like a [admittedly spoiled and somewhat gluttonous [[and hormonal]]] normal teenage girl.
And that is when it hits you,
It’s an act
The whole thing
A brilliant self-defense ploy
It’s a way to divert suspicion from her, to trick potential enemies into lowering their guard.
It all makes sense! The obsession with clothing, the immense meals, the flirting, the somewhat odd obsession with baths, the flirting, they’re all a smoke screen to hide the terrifying human weapon she really is!
You feel a chill go down your spine; you’ve underestimated her, as her enemies are sure to. You remind yourself again of the dangers; even a fresh Exalt such as her is not to be trifled with, and it chills you to imagine the heights of duplicity and stealth she will reach as she grows in power.
Yet another servant girl winks at you. You get it, you look ridiculous, no need to rub it in.
You will have to act more cautiously around milady in future. Your life could depend on it.

Do you-?

1: Continue being Agni? If so, what do you do?
2: Be Ledaal Mengyao?
3: Be Topknot?
4: Be Ledaal Lanying?
5: Other? [What?]
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on June 09, 2015, 11:34:11 PM
Agni overestimates Lanying ::)

2
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 09, 2015, 11:57:46 PM
(Which is exactly what she wants! PLOT TWIST. Also, Agni is now incapable of realizing someone is flirting with him due to how high Lanying set the bar. Tis canon.)

You are Ledaal Mengyao.

You pound the table as a jet of fire rushes from your nose.
'What do you mean you lost it?!'
Your attendant shrugs and pours a glass of water over the pot plant you ignited. 'It was just a dusty old book of tactics!'
So she doesn't know, good.

1: Nevermind. Let's talk about something else (what?)
2: It's important to me...
3: Forget that. How goes the planning?
4: Forget that. Have you found a competition for me to enter?
5: Forget that. Have you found me a girlfriend?
6: It was a gift from a deceased relative (truth or lie?)
7: It's a dirty novel
8: It is a tastefully risque text on romance between Exalts of incompatible elements
9: It's an important reference document for my plan
10: Never mind. Just find it!
11:Other?
12: Combination?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on June 10, 2015, 03:38:08 PM
8 and 3
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 10, 2015, 03:47:30 PM
You sigh and decide to explain. 'It's a tastefully risque-' her eyebrows shoot up, 'Forget it, what have you got to show me?'
She shrugs and places several sheets of parchment on the table. 'Well, your private life aside I've done some research for your little get rich quick scheme. There aren't exactly a plethora of Exalted lining up to beat each others brains out, except for an upcoming tourney; the Scarlet Days. It'll be Exalts, enlightened mortals etc. In a series of one on one duels.'
You nod. 'Anything else?'
'Well I've found a tutor for you, at least I think I have. Someone has been enlightening mortals, sounds like a fire aspect. If they are who I think they are and you can track them down you'd have a powerful mentor.'
'And the last part?'
She rolls her eyes. 'No, I have not found you a girlfriend, it would help if you could tell me what you're looking for in a woman'
'Money'
'Besides that'

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on June 10, 2015, 03:52:21 PM
Ask what she plans to about all this.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 10, 2015, 03:57:14 PM
She shrugs. 'It's all up to you really. You wanted to make a fortune by competing and bagging a rich girl. I'm just trying to help out however I can.'
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on June 11, 2015, 04:43:50 AM
Options?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 11, 2015, 10:58:27 AM
[My bad!]

1: Tell her what sort of girl you're looking for? [What?]
2: Very well, I'll find that Exalt and get them to teach me
3: I'd prefer a different tutor, a less mysterious one
4: The scarlet days? What are they?
5: I see, thank you
6: Go to your room [get dressed]
7: Visit armory [wep+armor]
8: Get breakfast
9: Go to the training hall
10: Go to the stables [travel somewhere?]
11: Ask Meilei something? [what?]
12: Other?
13: Combination?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on June 11, 2015, 01:02:10 PM
13 - 1 (kickass personality, preferably with a booty to match), then 4
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 11, 2015, 01:20:59 PM
[Cat never stop being hilarious]

You take a seat and lean back. 'Well as for the girl, take notes,' your attendant rolls her eyes. 'She has to be rich, be adventurous, exciting and have a fantastic personality'
Meilei raises an eyebrow. 'That is, surprisingly mature of you, I'll see what-'
'And preferably with a glorious posterior'
'I hate you'
'Now, the scarlet days? What exactly are they?'
She takes a seat herself. 'They were originally a local custom, a brief period of sanctioned combat to allow blood debts and rivalries to be settled without resorting to murder'
'Outside of the ring that is'
She nods. 'Fatality is not required, but it is common. However, as time went by Exalted began to enter the tourney, slaughtering any and all mortals who entered. And so it gradually became a proving ground for Dragon Blooded trying to prove a point or hone their skills. There is a fixed reward for the tournament champion but it is customary for combatants to agree on a personal ante beforehand'

1: Very well, I'll find that Exalt and get them to teach me
2: I'd prefer a different tutor, a less mysterious one
3: Tell me more about the scarlet days
4: I see, thank you
5: Go to your room [get dressed]
6: Visit armory [wep+armor]
7: Get lunch
10: Go to the training hall
11: Go to the stables [travel somewhere?]
12: Ask Meilei something? [what?]
13: Other?
14: Combination?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on June 11, 2015, 01:26:30 PM
1
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 11, 2015, 01:31:15 PM
Meilei nods. 'Perfect! I'll see what I can do about tracking them down.'
'What do you mean?'
'Well, I don't actually know where they are, or even if it is them. All I know is that settlements along the coast have suddenly started developing enlightened mortals, martial artists usually and that fits the modus operandi of a certain Exalt.'
'Right, well keep me posted'
'Oh, and one more thing,' she adds as she stands up, 'There is a messenger for you in the training hall. Wouldn't say what they wanted.'

1: Tell me more about the scarlet days
2: Go to your room [get changed]
3: Armory
4: Training hall
5: Stable [go somewhere]
6: Get lunch
7: Ask Meilei something [what?]
8: Think about something/someone [who?]
9: Go somewhere in the manse [where?]
10: Other?
11: Combination?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on June 11, 2015, 02:06:11 PM
4, to meet the messenger
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 11, 2015, 02:13:11 PM
You stand and crick your neck. 'Well I'd better not keep them waiting. Let me know if you have anything important to tell me'

[Btw, this is the same day as the last time you were Mengyao, you're wearing classy central clothes and have full Essence + Health]

You make your way to the open lawn before the training hall; a long, high roofed wooden building. You push the doors open and descend the staircase to the combat floor, an acre or two of open space with light filtering in from the windows above. You look around for the messenger but see nothing except for a tall wooden box that looks big enough to hold an elephant. The box is tied around with roped hung with pieces of paper with old realm symbols painted on them.
There is a scroll tied to the front with the family seal on it.

1: Read the scroll?
2: Open the box?
3: Listen to the box?
4: Leave?
5: Other?
6: Combination?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on June 11, 2015, 02:15:15 PM
1
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 11, 2015, 02:21:02 PM
You step forward and untie the knot that holds the scroll to the box. The ropes suddenly drop to the floor and the walls of the box collapse outwards, you hop back to avoid the nearest one and see that the box is empty save for a smell like carrion.
You break the seal and read the scroll.

Dearest son,

I was elated to hear of the results of your little playdate with Wen Lanying.
Please don't think for an instant that I am disappointed or surprised by your failure.
And please don't think for one moment that I am in any way going to punish you for something entirely out of your control.
I have however decided to provide you with a training exercise more suited to your undoubtedly estimable talents.
Perhaps if you succeed you might actually be able to defeat an unarmed little girl next time you fight one!

All of the love in Heaven and Creation from the bounteous blossom of flame unfurled,
Your mother.

PS, duck ;3


Roll dodge 2: 2d10

http://www.roll-dice-online.com/
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on June 11, 2015, 02:32:44 PM
3, 7
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 11, 2015, 02:38:25 PM
The air suddenly reeks of blood and there is a dull thud as something massive and red fills the space in front of you. You drop to your knees as an arm as thick as a tree swings over head.

1: Attack, roll Melee 2 + Brawl 1: 3d10
2: Attack, use Blood of the fire dragon: Minus 1 Commit Essence and roll 2d10 for Throwing fire
3: Attack, use Blood of the fire dragon area of effect attack: Minus 1 Commit Essence
4: Get back, roll Dodge + Athletics: 4d10
5: Other?
6: Combination?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on June 11, 2015, 02:41:46 PM
3
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 11, 2015, 02:46:14 PM
You stoke the fire in your gut, your blood rises to just below boiling point as you lash one leg out in a sweeping kick that launches a five meter spray of fire that washes over the beast, setting it ablaze.

ESSENCE:

COMMIT: 4/5
BURN: 5/5

It's big whatever it is, red hair, black skin, bony spikes protruding from every limb, at least 3 meters tall.

Roll Lore: 2d10

And damage: 1d10 + 1d4

Do you-?

1: Attack, roll Melee 2 + Brawl 1: 3d10
2: Attack, use Blood of the fire dragon:  roll 2d10 for Throwing fire
3: Attack, use area of effect attack: Minus 1 Commit Essence
4: Get back, roll Dodge + Athletics: 4d10
5: Turn 5 Burn Essence into 1 Commit Essence?
6: Other?
7: Combination?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on June 11, 2015, 04:00:59 PM
4, 4 and 4, 1

4 - 4, 4, 5, 1

(So many fours o.o)
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 11, 2015, 04:35:53 PM
[Yeah, that is actually the worst string of luck in the entire thread! Not one success]

BEAST HEALTH:

BASHING: 50/50
LETHAL: 45/50

BURNING: 4 turns left

As you are wondering exactly what that thing is it lashes out with one massive arm and hits you; hard.

HEALTH:

BASHING: 12/20
LETHAL: 18/20

A bony elbow slams into your chest, spiking a hole through your coat and sending you skidding across the floor, leaving a red trail. You slide to a stop seven meters away, you feel the floor  trembling; it's coming for you.

Roll Athletics 2: 2d10

1: Attack, roll Melee 2 + Brawl 1: 3d10
2: Heavy attack: Roll Brawl 1: 1d10 extra damage if successful
3: Attack, use Blood of the fire dragon:  roll 2d10 for Throwing fire
4: Attack, use area of effect attack: Minus 1 Commit Essence
5: Get back, roll Dodge + Athletics: 4d10
6: Turn 5 Burn Essence into 1 Commit Essence?
7: Other?
8: Combination?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on June 11, 2015, 11:24:13 PM
6-4

And 2; 2-1

The dice really hate Mengyao D:
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 12, 2015, 02:04:49 PM
What was supposed to have been a graceful handspring turns into a painful climb back to your feet, the beast is almost in melee range, you create the image of a candle in your mind and hurl a vase of oil onto it; stoking it into a raging fire.

ESSENCE:

COMMIT: 5/5
BURN: 0/5

1: Attack, roll Melee 2 + Brawl 1: 3d10
2: Heavy attack: Roll Brawl 1: 1d10 extra damage if successful
3: Attack, use Blood of the fire dragon:  roll 2d10 for Throwing fire
4: Attack, use area of effect attack: Minus 1 Commit Essence
5: Get back, roll Dodge + Athletics: 4d10
6: Turn 1 Commit Essence into 5 Burn Essence?
7: Other?
8: Combination?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on June 13, 2015, 05:10:50 AM
6
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 10, 2015, 05:13:05 PM
Hi guys. It's been a while. If anyone wants to keep doing this let me know. I'm considering the following.

1: Continuing as is.
2: Continuing with the actual rule set.
3: Rebooting.

What would you guys be interested in?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 10, 2015, 09:31:26 PM
My suggestion is a partial reboot with the same characters, upgrades, and general point in the story line. But starting off with a clean slate, so a new day/week.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 11, 2015, 12:28:03 AM
That sounds like a good plan.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 11, 2015, 12:15:41 PM
So, want me to switch over to the actual rules as well? And what exactly do you mean by clean slate?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 11, 2015, 01:20:30 PM
Restart recent events, I guess. And that depends, what are the actual rules?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 11, 2015, 01:26:02 PM
Pretty basic. Usually you just add an ability score [Strength, perception, appearance etc.] to a skill [Melee, martial arts, sailing, athletics etc.] to determine how many dice you roll [1 dice per point] then roll to see the result. To do it I'll just have to do a thingy to figure out how much essence and stuff the charries should actually have. For fighting not much has changed. However you can initiate a flurry, which means you get to perform multiple actions [e.g. attacks] in one turn, but at a dice penalty.
E.g. A five action flurry would have a -5 penalty on the first turn, then -6,-7-8-9 and -10 as it goes on.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 11, 2015, 02:20:14 PM
Sure, why not?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 11, 2015, 02:39:23 PM
You step forward and untie the knot that holds the scroll to the box. The ropes suddenly drop to the floor and the walls of the box collapse outwards, you hop back to avoid the nearest one and see that the box is empty save for a smell like carrion.
You break the seal and read the scroll.

Dearest son of mine,

I was elated beyond words to hear of the results of your little playdate with Wen Lanying.
Please don't allow yourself to think for even the briefest of instants that I am disappointed or surprised by your failure.
And please don't think for one moment that I am in any way going to punish you for something entirely out of your control.
I have however decided to provide you with a training exercise more suited to your undoubtedly estimable talents, a means to ready your body and mind, perhaps to the point where you actually might be able to conquer an unarmed girl half your size, should you fight one again.

All of the love in Heaven and Creation from the bounteous blossom of flame unfurled,
Your mother.

PS, duck ;3


The air suddenly reeks of blood and there is a dull thud as something massive and red fills the space in front of you. You throw your weight backwards, tumbling away with a series of handsprings as an immense crimson fist shatters the floorboards where you stood a moment ago.

http://www.roll-dice-online.com/

Roll Wits+Awareness [3+2=5] d10s To Join Battle. [Will determine who moves first]

Opponents roll: 4-7-2 = 1 Success
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 11, 2015, 03:05:33 PM
7-2-3-8-10

And who are we right now?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 11, 2015, 03:23:15 PM
[Oops! forgot to mention, still Mengyao, just opened the box in the training hall. I'm restarting the fight because reasons.]

You seize the initiative, poised on the brink of action you take a brief moment to plot your course.

Current Essence:

[Note: You can spend motes from either your personal or peripheral essence. Spending motes fro your peripheral essence will cause your anima to flare up]

Personal: 15
Peripheral: 25

Current willpower: 7

Note: Willpower equals your two highest virtues combined, it is non-magical, and you regain one point on your next turn if you stunt on this turn.

1: Charge into the smoke and attack the creature physically? [Dexterity 5 plus Brawl 4 plus Accuracy 4 = 13 dice]
2: Activate blood of the fire dragon and attack from range? [8 motes] [Dexterity 5 plus Brawl 4 plus Accuracy 4 = 13 dice]
3: Grab a practice weapon from a rack? [Fans, wooden swords, bo staff, nunchuku or mace?]
4: Back up, gain distance from your enemy?
5: Back up the stairs, gain a height advantage? [Height advantage, added dice]
6: Summon Meiling?
7: Guard, prepare to defend yourself?
8: Flurry? [Perform multiple actions, with an increasing dice penalty for each action. Can be multiple attacks, multiple movements, whatever you want. Name the actions in order.]
9: Other?

Available abilities/charms [don't require an action to use, they are applied to the action you choose to take]

CHARMS:

FALLING STAR MANEUVER
Cost: 1 mote per 2 dice of damage
Duration: Instant

A Dragon-Blood with this Charm can move with the grace of a flickering flame, using his speed and agility to flank his opponent and gain the advantage in combat. Each mote spent (up to the maximum of the Exalt’s permanent Essence) adds two dice of damage to a successful hand-to-hand attack. This damage is added before soak is applied. Normally, this Charm can be used only in hand-to-hand combat, but with a stunt, it may be applied to a Thrown or Archery attack.

EFFORTLESSLY RISING FLAME
Cost: 3 motes
Duration: Instant

A Dragon-Blood with this charm can leap, then use the air itself as a platform to jump again.

BRAWL TECHNIQUES: [applicable to unarmed attacks only]

OVERPOWERING BLOW
Cost: 1 willpower
Duration: Instant

You strike like a bull, forgoing all pretence of technique for sheer brute force. You increase the difficulty of parrying this attack by your Brawl rating [4] while decreasing the difficulty of dodging by the same amount.

PRECISE JAB
Cost: 1 willpower
Duration: Instant

You carefully line up an attack and strike at the perfect moment. You increase the difficulty of dodging this attack by your Brawl rating [4] while decreasing the difficulty of parrying by the same amount.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 12, 2015, 01:15:45 AM
4
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 12, 2015, 02:04:37 PM
You tumble backwards, landing in a battle ready position, forcing the beast to leave the smoke to follow you.
And follow it does, charging from the smoke with a bloodcurdling roar blasting from its gaping maw. It looks something like a gigantic ape; at least 3 meters tall, covered in foot long crimson hair and with countless horn spikes jutting from its bony joints and crowning its head in a tiara of jagged spurs.

It looks somewhat familiar... Like a creature from a fairy tale.

It charges, swinging along on its broad knuckles and mighty hind legs before leaping, the boards buckling beneath it, and brings one mighty fist down towards you.

OPPONENT ATTACK DICE VALUE = 2+5+3+3 = 13 d10

Current Essence:

[Note: You can spend motes from either your personal or peripheral essence. Spending motes fro your peripheral essence will cause your anima to flare up]

Personal: 15
Peripheral: 25

Current willpower: 7

Do you-

1: Dodge? [(Dexterity 4 + Dodge 3 + Essence 2) 9 d10
2: Parry? (Dexterity 4 + Brawl 4 + Weapon Defense 2) 10 d10

DODGE CHARMS:

THRESHOLD WARDING STANCE
Cost: 1m
Duration: Instant

It stands to reason that, if one wishes to dodge, one must have room to do so. The Dragon-Blooded defy this obvious logic. For the duration of a single tick, a Dragon-Blood using this Charm can ignore all environmental penalties to his Dodge DiceValue [DV], even in places where dodging would seemingly be impossible, such as on tree limbs or up to his knees in quicksand.

BRAWL TECHNIQUES:

WALL OF WRISTS AND ELBOWS:
Cost: 1 willpower
Duration: Until next turn

You assume a defensive posture, limbs held in front of you to form a barricade of flesh. Until your next turn you add your Brawl rating [4] d10 to your parry DV and remove the same amount from your dodge DV.

NERVOUS CRICKET PATTERN:
Cost: 1 willpower
Duration: Until next turn

You lighten your stance, bouncing from foot to foot. Until your next turn you add your Brawl rating [4] to your dodge DV and remove he same amount from your parry DV.

http://www.roll-dice-online.com/
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 12, 2015, 02:24:53 PM
Parry

1 - 2 - 7 - 5 - 9 - 7 - 6 - 10 - 2 - 1 (Avg: 5,0)

(Total avg: 5,0)
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 12, 2015, 02:29:01 PM
[You don't actually have to keep track of the average anymo :P ]

7 9 7 10 = 4 successes plus 1 [the ten counts as 2]

Opponent roll: 5 - 6 - 1 - 5 - 5 - 1 - 3 - 5 - 5 - 8 - 8 - 9 - 7

8 8 9 7 = 4 successes.

Success!


The massive limb slams into the fork of your crossed wrists, forcing you down on one knee. You stand suddenly and push with all your might, sending it staggering backwards.

You seize the initiative, poised on the brink of action you take a brief moment to plot your course.

Current Essence:

[Note: You can spend motes from either your personal or peripheral essence. Spending motes fro your peripheral essence will cause your anima to flare up]

Personal: 15
Peripheral: 25

Current willpower: 7

Note: Willpower equals your two highest virtues combined, it is non-magical, and you regain one point on your next turn if you stunt on this turn.

1: Attack the creature physically? [Dexterity 5 plus Brawl 4 plus Accuracy 4 = 13 dice]
2: Activate blood of the fire dragon and attack from range? [8 motes] [Dexterity 5 plus Brawl 4 plus Accuracy 4 = 13 dice]
3: Grab a practice weapon from a rack? [Fans, wooden swords, bo staff, nunchuku or mace?]
4: Back up, gain distance from your enemy?
5: Back up the stairs, gain a height advantage? [Height advantage, added dice]
6: Summon Meiling?
7: Guard, prepare to defend yourself?
8: Flurry? [Perform multiple actions, with an increasing dice penalty for each action. Can be multiple attacks, multiple movements, whatever you want. Name the actions in order.]
9: Other?

Available abilities/charms [don't require an action to use, they are applied to the action you choose to take]

CHARMS:

FALLING STAR MANEUVER
Cost: 1 mote per 2 dice of damage
Duration: Instant

A Dragon-Blood with this Charm can move with the grace of a flickering flame, using his speed and agility to flank his opponent and gain the advantage in combat. Each mote spent (up to the maximum of the Exalt’s permanent Essence) adds two dice of damage to a successful hand-to-hand attack. This damage is added before soak is applied. Normally, this Charm can be used only in hand-to-hand combat, but with a stunt, it may be applied to a Thrown or Archery attack.

EFFORTLESSLY RISING FLAME
Cost: 3 motes
Duration: Instant

A Dragon-Blood with this charm can leap, then use the air itself as a platform to jump again.

BRAWL TECHNIQUES:
[applicable to unarmed attacks only]

OVERPOWERING BLOW
Cost: 1 willpower
Duration: Instant

You strike like a bull, forgoing all pretence of technique for sheer brute force. You increase the difficulty of parrying this attack by your Brawl rating [4] while decreasing the difficulty of dodging by the same amount.

PRECISE JAB
Cost: 1 willpower
Duration: Instant

You carefully line up an attack and strike at the perfect moment. You increase the difficulty of dodging this attack by your Brawl rating [4] while decreasing the difficulty of parrying by the same amount.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 14, 2015, 12:56:47 PM
[Bump?]
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 17, 2015, 10:51:44 AM
.....Bump? ;-;
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 17, 2015, 11:11:05 AM
I'm sorry, it was really late when you originally posted this and I was too confused to reply ;-;



...actually, I'm still a bit confused about the first and second choices of action. Could you clarify please? Sorry 9-8
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 17, 2015, 12:31:04 PM
[ 1: is punch the guy 2: is shoot fire]

You want to perform a flurry right? Sure, how many actions?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 17, 2015, 12:52:28 PM
I was thinking 5 and 1, in that order.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 17, 2015, 01:11:25 PM
You tumble up the stairs in a series of handsprings as the steps splinter under the beasts fists.
You reach the highest point, land, and leap back the way you came, launching a muscle and gravity fueled blow at the creature.

http://www.roll-dice-online.com/

Flurry 2 actions = 2 dice penalty on first action, 3 dice penalty on second action. =1 dice for height advantage = roll 11 d10
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 17, 2015, 02:09:11 PM
7 - 6 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 9 - 1 - 10 - 3 - 5
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 17, 2015, 02:29:08 PM
6 successes!

Opponent roll:

6 - 9 - 5 - 1 - 1 - 8 - 2 - 5 - 9 - 2 - 6 - 6 - 4 = 3 successes

You succeed with a threshold of 3!*

*Each surplus success = 1 extra damage point

Your fist collides with the side of the beasts jaw, the flesh of its face ripples with the impact and a single massive tooth goes flying.

[Damage = 11 + surplus 3 - Opponent soak 10 = 4 bashing damage]

Opponent health [an x next to a number means that you've damaged it to that point and the opponent recieves that number in dice penalty: -0X -1X -1X -1X -1 -2 -2 -3 -3 -4]

The creature plummets to the floor, hitting the training mat with a thud.
You land a few steps up from the mat, twisting your wrist and wincing slightly, it felt like punching a wall.
Not that you've punched many walls, but this one time Lanying managed to make a dent in one so of course you had to try....
You've still got the scar.
The beast climbs back to its feet and glares fury at you as a ribbon of blood dribbles from its maw, it charges you, bellowing like a bull.

OPPONENT ATTACK DICE VALUE = 2+5+3+3-1= 12 d10

Current Essence:

[Note: You can spend motes from either your personal or peripheral essence. Spending motes from your peripheral essence will cause your anima to flare up]

Personal: 15
Peripheral: 25

Current willpower: 7

Do you-

1: Dodge? [(Dexterity 4 + Dodge 3 + Essence 2) 9 d10
2: Parry? (Dexterity 4 + Brawl 4 + Weapon Defense 2) 10 d10

DODGE CHARMS:

THRESHOLD WARDING STANCE
Cost: 1m
Duration: Instant

It stands to reason that, if one wishes to dodge, one must have room to do so. The Dragon-Blooded defy this obvious logic. For the duration of a single tick, a Dragon-Blood using this Charm can ignore all environmental penalties to his Dodge DiceValue [DV], even in places where dodging would seemingly be impossible, such as on tree limbs or up to his knees in quicksand.

BRAWL TECHNIQUES:

WALL OF WRISTS AND ELBOWS:
Cost: 1 willpower
Duration: Until next turn

You assume a defensive posture, limbs held in front of you to form a barricade of flesh. Until your next turn you add your Brawl rating [4] d10 to your parry DV and remove the same amount from your dodge DV.

NERVOUS CRICKET PATTERN:
Cost: 1 willpower
Duration: Until next turn

You lighten your stance, bouncing from foot to foot. Until your next turn you add your Brawl rating [4] to your dodge DV and remove he same amount from your parry DV.

http://www.roll-dice-online.com/
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 17, 2015, 03:05:23 PM
Parry; 6 - 6 - 4 - 9 - 6 - 9 - 5 - 3 - 9 - 3
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 17, 2015, 03:08:23 PM
(Hello I would just like to say that I am still here but Cat keeps beating me to posting and making the same choices I would have .-.)
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 17, 2015, 03:08:47 PM
(Believe me Pan, I know that feel.)
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 17, 2015, 03:11:13 PM
(It's fine, I just wanted to make sure you guys knew I haven't abandoned you :P)
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 17, 2015, 03:25:29 PM
3 successes!

Opponent roll 10 - 7 - 10 - 8 - 5 - 5 - 2 - 7 - 5 - 2 - 4 - 9 = 8 successes

You fail with a threshold of 5

The beasts fist rises from the floor, splitting a wooden step on the way to strike your stomach with the force of a small essence cannon. Your breath escapes you in a rush along with a few litres of blood, you fold in half as you rise through the air, twisting once before bouncing off the door frame and hitting the floorboards hard.

[Damage = 14 + 5 - 5 = 14]

Your health:
-0X
-1X-1X-1X
-2X-2X-2X
-3X-3X
-4X-4X

INCAPACITATED: -0X-0X-0X-0

Translation: You are completely finished, if one more of your incapacitated health levels is filled you will start losing dying health, at which point damage will start turning lethal, at which point you will die.


Wow.

It doesn't even hurt, it occurs to you that that's probably a worse sign than pain would be.
Oh dear.

Do you-?

1: Crawl for the door?
2: Lie still?
3: Play dead?
4: Call for help?
5: Spend 6 willpower [Will regain just enough health to get you on your feet]
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 17, 2015, 03:32:44 PM
3 (O-O)
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 17, 2015, 03:46:47 PM
(...oh dear. http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/887/412/7f0.png)
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 17, 2015, 03:50:42 PM
[That's how it works! You had no Armour and no weapon. You actually did quite well considering. But remember; Exalted combat is brutal. It really only takes one hit.]

You lie still, holding your eyes half open and holding your breath, a tricky thing to do with broken ribs.
A shadow covers you.
Wait, sunlight is coming in through the door, so for a shadow to cover you-
'All right let him be'
The creature suddenly falls silent. There is a thud, the same as when it first appeared.
'Get up darling. You're making a mess'
Oh dear.
You slowly move on to your front, every movement causing you more pain.
You stand carefully, keeping your face impassive with a massive effort of will. You bow as far as you can. 'Good morning mother'
Your mother, the bounteous blossom of flame unfurled is the picture of elegance and decorum. She stands with her hands tucked into the sleeves of her voluminous scarlet and sapphire blue dress. her hair is tastefully woven in a series of looping black braids that hang down her back. Her ruby lipsticked mouth slides into a smile as she swoops forward and hugs you tightly. You bite your lip as your broken ribs grate against each other.
'There there pet, it didn't hurt you did it? It shouldn't have, I went to great efforts to make sure it was the smallest and weakest of its kind. But if even that was too much for you I'm sure I can find something easier.'
There is a thud as the beast appears behind your mother.

1: 'That would be appreciated'
2: 'What was that thing?'
3: 'Don't touch me'
4: 'It's good to see you!'
5: 'How have you been'
6: 'Behind you!'
7: Remain silent.
8: Leave
9: Other
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 17, 2015, 03:53:51 PM
2
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 17, 2015, 04:15:48 PM
[Yay! 60 pages!]

(http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/115893/blood_ape.jpg)

'The smallest and weakest of what exactly?'
She reaches up to scratch the creature under its chin. 'Erymanthoi; the blood apes of malfeas. Possibly the least of all demons, but don't let that discourage you, you did better than most mortals would have. Most, but not all.'

1: 'The fight was unfair'
2: 'The fight was unfair, I want a rematch'
3: 'What is it doing here?'
4: 'What are you doing here?'
5: 'How have you been?'
6: 'Will that be all?'
7: Remain silent
8: Leave
9: Other
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 18, 2015, 12:04:19 AM
2
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 18, 2015, 11:17:38 AM
You nod. 'And that was after being attacked without warning, while unarmed.'
She raises an eyebrow. 'Are you implying that you could do best him given time to prepare?'

1: 'No'
2: 'Yes'
3: 'I could defeat two'
4: 'I could defeat three'
5: 'I could defeat [insert number here]'
6: 'Well let's not be hasty'
7: 'Give me a weapon and let's see'
8: Other?
9: Combination?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 18, 2015, 11:20:17 AM
7
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 18, 2015, 11:22:13 AM
[Warning tho, if you go with that you'll have to fight right now, in your current condition. You okay with that?]
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 18, 2015, 11:25:08 AM
(Right now? ...better not. Let's go with 6 so I have time to prepare.)
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 18, 2015, 11:31:24 AM
'Well let's not be hasty, I haven't eaten since breakfast.'
She smirks slightly and inclines her head. 'After lunch then?'
You clasp your hands in front of you and bow respectfully. 'Until then mother'
Her face flickers as she realizes you effectively just dismissed her. 'After you'
You smile. 'Ladies first'
She leaves in a swish of fabric. The air becomes noticeably cooler and the smell of blood fades.
You stagger and Meiling steps out of the air next to you, catching you before you fall. 'You're an idiot' she says.
'Not now, I have roughly enough blood left to fuel a kitten.'
She takes your arm and you lean on her all the way to-

1: The infirmary
2: The tailor
3: The baths
4: Your room
5: The armoury
6: Other?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 18, 2015, 11:39:06 AM
I'm really, really tempted to say 3, but we should probably go with 1.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 18, 2015, 11:42:21 AM
(I was about to say the same thing O.o)
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 18, 2015, 11:48:07 AM
[What is it with you two and baths  ::) ]

Through what seems to take an eternity you eventually arrive in the long, cool chamber of the infirmary. Sunlight streams through the eastern windows, carrying the smell of flowers and the sound of birds.
You lie down on a bed and hold still.
You hear a gasp from the nurse as she enters. You wonder how she can already tell you're injured, perhaps your chest has deformed from the impact? Maybe even the sound of your breathing-?
'You're bleeding!' she squeaks.
Oh, right. You forgot about that.
'What happened?!' she gasps as scurries to your side.
'Our illustrious master fell down some stairs.'
'Up,' you correct her. 'I fell up some stairs. Or flew, to be more accurate.'
Meiling starts dabbing the blood off your face before you take the cloth from her. 'I can do that myself-'
The nurse starts cutting away your clothes from your upper body. No doubt to avoid moving the injured area, this isn't the first time you've broken something.
The nurse finishes and gasps. 'Milord your ribs have been split!'

1: 'Isn't that why you cut my shirt?'
2: 'I am aware'
3: 'I hadn't noticed'
4: 'What can you do about it before lunch?'
5: 'What is your name?'
6: Other?
7: Combination?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 18, 2015, 11:49:33 AM
1 and 4
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 18, 2015, 12:04:54 PM
You raise an eyebrow. 'Isn't that why you cut my shirt off?'
She freezes.
(http://pa1.narvii.com/5713/18099a9afe44c634717f7fcc05a0d83a4fdba3ac_hq.gif)
'Yes. Yes of course.'
'Well,' you say, 'I need them fixed before lunch'
'Oh but that's imposs-!' she stops herself. 'That is, I can do it, but not without-'
'Just do it.' you say.
She bows and backs away, returning a little while later with a stone bottle. 'If your need is urgent. This sweet cordial could repair your bones and the torn flesh, but little else. You'll be able to walk, maybe even run. But you will still be weak for a few days. I advise that you take more care when climbing stairs in future.'
'Just give me the bottle.' she hands it to you and you start to drink. From the moment it touches your lips a heat rushes through you like fire and wind, you feel your bones glow under the heat and you gasp as your body mends itself from the inside out.
You open your eyes.
'How do you feel?' Meiling asks.

Your health:
-0
-1-1X-1X
-2-2X-2X
-3-3X
-4-4X

INCAPACITATED: -0-0-0-0

TRANSLATION: You have no dice penalties for your injuries but you functionally only have 5 health left. Even the weakest hit from the blood ape would almost instantly kill you or knock you unconscious.


1: 'I feel fine'
2: 'I feel great'
3: 'Strong enough'
4: 'Too weak'
5: 'I'm going to need some armour'
6: Thank the nurse
7: Say/do something else?
8: Combination?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 18, 2015, 12:07:05 PM
5
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 18, 2015, 12:13:12 PM
'I'm going to need some armor.' You sit up and swing your legs off the bed. 'A lot of armor'
Meiling frowns. 'Very well. If you're sure you're up to a fight-'
'I am'
'Wait, a fight?' The nurse says, 'Milord you're in no condition-'
You glance at the nurse. She closes her mouth and bows.
You turn back to Meiling. 'I can handle a brawl with a monkey'
She sighs. 'Then let's make sure you survive it shall we? To the armory?'

1: Yes
2: To the baths
3: To my room, this outfit is ruined
4: To the tailor, I need my measurements taken. Now.
5: Other?
6: Combination?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 18, 2015, 12:14:45 PM
4, then 2
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 18, 2015, 12:29:36 PM
You shake your head. 'To my tailor'
'But you have to-!'
'Fashion waits for none, Meiling.'
She groans. But she doesn't argue.
She knows you're right.
You make your way to the tailors chambers, a tall, narrow room that goes up for several floors, with tall, thin windows letting in blades of light.
Your tailor, a goatee'd man wearing a pair of gold spectacles named Rhudan is staring at you, processing your request.
'An outfit'
You nod.
'Made of demon skin?'
You nod. Is it that complicated?
He removes his glasses and starts polishing them. He inspects them, puts them back on, before removing a strip of silk with lines at regular intervals on it from his pocket and begins manipulating your limbs like a puppet, measuring them with the ribbon. 'I knew this day would come' he mutters.
'So it can be done?' you say.
'Naturally, I'll have to be on hand for the fight, to preserve the body you see. Otherwise it will dissolve back into infernal essence. Skinning will be a nightmare, there'll be no margin for error,' he smiles, 'but it can be done.'
You glance at Meiling. Her face is covered by one of her hands and she's slowly shaking her head.
A few minutes later Rhudan announces that he's satisfied, and that you've grown two inches since you last met.
'NOW to the armory?' Meiling asks.

1: To the baths
2: To my room, this outfit is ruined
3: Yes, to the armory
4: Other?
5: Combination?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 18, 2015, 12:31:54 PM
1
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 18, 2015, 12:40:33 PM
'To the baths' you declare.
Meiling groans.
You leave and she follows.
You pass the training hall on the way to the baths. As you cross the lawn you catch a whiff of blood. The damn monkey stunk out the place. You'll probably have to have it burned.
A minute or two later finds you in a towel, sinking down to your chin in a tub of steaming water.
You sigh. It's like a massage for the soul.
There is a moment of blissful silence. It doesn't last nearly long enough.
'Are you procrastinating?' Meiling asks, 'Is that what this is?'
'I'm preparing, Goddess'
'You're wasting time. This is not how you prepare to fight a battle in case you are not aware.'
'In case you are not aware I'm not preparing to fight a battle. I'm preparing to win one.'
She falls silent for a moment. 'So, you're getting ready for what comes after the fight?'
You shrug. 'There's nothing more I can do to heal faster. What will be will be.'
She doesn't answer.

1: Invite her to join you?
2: Ask her to leave?
3: Ask her to get you something?
4: Just relax [time skip]
5: Ask her something [what?]
6: Other?
7: Combination?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 18, 2015, 12:47:45 PM
3. Ask for noms
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 18, 2015, 12:57:49 PM
[ I ne'd]

'Something to eat would be nice'
She bustles out of the room grumbling something about a 'last meal'.
When she returns she's pushing a trolley of dumplings and orchid tea. You frown. 'Is that it?'
She shrugs. 'Didn't want to ruin your appetite for lunch.'
Fair enough you suppose.
The dumplings are good, no two the same flavour. Everything from leek and shallot to shrimp to pork loin to hawk. Everyone of them satisfying, but not too filling. The tea is delicious, sweet but without sugar, and just warm enough.
You sigh, delicious.

1: Invite her to join you?
2: Ask her to leave?
3: Ask her to get you something else?
4: Just relax [time skip]
5: Ask her something [what?]
6: Other?
7: Combination?

Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 18, 2015, 01:14:59 PM
1
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 18, 2015, 01:33:06 PM
You glance up at her. She's practically twitching with nerves, staring at the wall and chewing on her lip.
'Care to join me?' you say. Before she can accuse you of anything you say, 'You seem to need the break more than I do. That's all I'm saying.'
She thinks for a moment, frowning. 'Fine,' she says eventually, and heads for the changing room.
A moment later you hear footsteps and Meiling steps in to the other side of the tub with a towel wrapped around her and her long black hair piled in a bun.
She sinks down, wincing as the water passes her middle and relaxing as it passes her shoulders.
'Well?' You say.
'Shut up' she says and closes her eyes.
Silence falls, broken only by the occasional drip of water.
You feel your muscles relax, veins opening wider and your heart slowing.
Bliss.
'Alright, it's nice. Happy?' she says.
'Content'

1: Just relax [time skip]
2: Tell her to let her hair down
3: Talk about your fight with the ape
4: Talk about your next fight with the ape
5: Talk about your fight with Lanying
6: Ask her something [what?]
7: Say something [what?]
8: Other?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 18, 2015, 01:48:01 PM
4
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 18, 2015, 11:03:44 PM
'So, about the lunch time distraction'
'Is that what we're calling it?'
'I was thinking that your goremaul form might not be the most appropriate. Particularly considering how well it worked last time'
She frowns and kicks you under the water.
'Ow'
'I did my part just fine thank you very much! It's not my fault you couldn't hit something three feet away!'
'That's the problem; if that thing fights anything like Lanying I'll be done for'
She sits up. 'Well, did it fight like Lanying?'
You raise an eyebrow. 'I fought it for about ten seconds; it didn't from what I saw but you never know'
She nods. 'Fair enough. Very well Dragonling. What form would you have me take?'
'What forms can you take?'
She starts counting off on her fingers, a faraway look in her dark blue, almost purple eyes as she reminisces. 'A daiklave of perfect balance; defending and attacking with equal power, a lance striking from afar; tripping and bleeding my wielders foes, a pair of short daiklaves; parrying and counterattacking, defending against all comers, and of course, the goremaul; smashing and obliterating like the fist of an angry God' she sighs, apparently enjoying the mental image.
'There were many more, and countless iterations of each, but those are probably the most suitable. It's up to you of course, but do try to pick something you won't cut yourself with'
You snort and a tongue of fire stabs from your nostrils as you glare daggers at her. 'That was one time...'
She smiles genuinely, she doesn't do that often.

1: The daiklave [equal attack and parry]
2: The lance [improved damage and dodge]
3: The paired daiklaves [greatly improved parry + counterattacks]
4: The goremaul [greatly improved damage]
5: Any others?
6: Ask her something else? [what]
7: Say something else? [what]
8: Other?
9: Combination?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 19, 2015, 12:10:55 AM
2
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 19, 2015, 11:52:45 AM
'The lance sounds perfect. I'd rather not get too close to that thing again'
She nods and leans back, crossing one leg over the other. 'Lance it is, remember though; I can change form in the battlefield but you'll have to burn a lot of Essence to do it fast enough'
You nod, 'Duly noted'
She seems visibly more relaxed now that you have at least some semblance of a strategy.
'Soooo....' she says.
'Soooo...?' you say.
'Armory?'

1: Alright
2: Wait a little longer
3: Other?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 19, 2015, 11:57:46 AM
1
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 19, 2015, 12:57:55 PM
She stands and vaults out of the tub, almost kicking you in the face. 'FINALLY!'
You follow at a much more reasonable pace.
After getting dressed you head for the armory; a square room with a skylight in the center that spills golden daylight on an old marble chest.
You approach the reliquary, passing masterpiece suits of iron and bronze without paying them more than a moments attention. Meiling opens the chest and withdraws a gleaming breastplate; a hot, angry red sheathe of crimson Jade. She visibly staggers slightly under the weight, at least two hundred kilograms.
You hold your arms up as she seals it around your upper body. It is molded perfectly to your figure, with a high, flexible gorget fitted to the throat reaching to just under the chin and short fins reaching back from the pauldrons to prevent uncomfortable Essence build up between the armor and your skin.

You close your eyes and let Essence flow through your veins.

Personal Essence: -2 = 13

NOTE: When you commit Essence to an Artifact it cannot be regenerated until you unattune.


The weight vanishes and you find yourself standing effortlessly, armored by the holy metal of the Dragons themselves.

ARTIFACT BREASTPLATE [Jade]:

1 Dot Artifact Armor

Soak   :     Hardness:
+6L/4B   2L/2B   


Meiling looks you up and down and smiles. 'How do you feel?'

1: Nervous
2: Ready
3: Hungry
4: Other
5: Combination
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 19, 2015, 01:04:11 PM
1
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 19, 2015, 01:17:39 PM
'A little nervous' you admit.
'Don't be' she says, 'After all, I'll be doing all the work'
'You keep telling yourself that'
She frowns and folds her arms. 'I'm the one who ends up covered in blood and bile at the end of the day!'
You raise your eyebrows, 'Do demons bleed?'
She smiles and offers her hand, 'Care to find out?'
You take her hand and a white glow spreads across her skin as it transforms into living white Jade. Her hair blows back in an invisible wind, becoming strands of holy metal as a mandala of every color of Jade makes one full revolution behind her head before she dissolves into ropes of light that congeal into a blood red lance that you snatch from the air.

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e346/Rednal/Fate%20Stay%20Night/Gae_Bolg.jpg

DIRE LANCE [JADE]

Damage: Plus 5 Lethal [Plus 8 as it is made of your patron Jade color]
Accuracy: 3
Modifiers:  Plus 2 dodge.
Rate: 2 [can attack twice if you flurry]


You rest the lance on your shoulder and leave the room.

[TBC]
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 19, 2015, 01:27:06 PM
(Dun dun duuuuuuun O-O)
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 19, 2015, 01:40:34 PM
You pause only to attach a flowing red cape around your neck before you leave. Servants bow and scurry out of the way as you stride through the manse.
You reach the balcony, a pair of footmen swing the open in front of you.

You find your mother sitting at a table along with an old man with a shocking spray of white hair tied back in a messy ponytail, he cocks his head in your direction as you enter. You take a glance at his eyes; one milky white and the other permanently looking to the side, he's blind as a bat. He nods to you as you take a seat, your mother raises an eyebrow at your lance, you lean it- that is, her against the table.
'Weapons at the table dear?' she shakes her head slightly before turning to the bearded old man, 'Mengyao is here, he's brought a-'
'Red Jade dire lance. A good one too, excellent balance though it could use some more weight.' He sniffs. 'Good to see you Mengyao'
You nod. 'Likewise Uncle Bingweng. Where may I ask is uncle Bai?'
He spits on the floor. Your mother puts her tea cup down quite hard.
'He's probably off swinging sticks at gongs again. Now what's the occasion? Why come to lunch arrayed in breastplate and spear?'
'A little diversion' your mother says, 'He's going to test himself against a little demon or two'

Or two?

He nods. 'So that's why the place reeks of blood ape. You know what you should do boy?'
You sigh, here it comes.
'You should grapple it. Full nelson, northern suplex, the works. Turn that thing to putty'
'I'll keep that in mind uncle, but I think it would be best to avail myself of the resources at my disposal'
He shakes his head and spits again. 'It really is just like I tell that half-pint Lanying'
Your smile tightens. 'Yes?'
He raises a cup of tea to his lips. 'Everyone but the Earth Aspect are a pack of cowards. Cheers'

1: Cheers
2: Eat lunch
3: Skip lunch
4: Skip to after lunch
5: Other
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 19, 2015, 02:18:51 PM
2
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 19, 2015, 02:24:35 PM
(WHAT)
(I am shocked by this discovery but at the same time am honestly not sure if I was supposed to know this already O-O)
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 19, 2015, 02:28:55 PM
[I never mentioned it before, so you had no way of knowing, just be a sec]
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 19, 2015, 02:38:27 PM
The three of you eat in mostly silence, save for your mothers occasional comment on life in the imperial city. Not that you wouldn't normally find that fascinating but things a thousand kilometers away seem slightly irrelevant next to what could happen in the next twenty minutes.
Save for the slightly awkward atmosphere the food is delicious; strips of beef fried in egg yolk on stone hot pots, soju watered down with fruit juice, marinated cabbage with chill, and finally sago pudding.
The meal ends a little too soon and you find yourself wondering exactly what the proper decorum for asking your mother to attack you with a bloodthirsty demon is.
'Shall we?' she asks you.
That works well enough. You nod and she gestures to the edge of the balcony, the view overlooks a narrow gorge with a swift flowing river at the bottom. There is a broad ledge, almost a paddock really, a good twenty meters below you, you wordlessly vault the balcony and land with a thud in the center of the field.

The air evacuates from an area a few meters away with a muffled bang and the reek of blood fills the air.

You and the ape stand slowly.

A leaf falls.

Current Essence:

[Note: You can spend motes from either your personal or peripheral essence. Spending motes fro your peripheral essence will cause your anima to flare up]

Personal: 13
Peripheral: 25

Current willpower: 7

Note: Willpower equals your two highest virtues combined, it is non-magical, and you regain one point on your next turn if you stunt on this turn.

1: Charge the beast to attack? [Dexterity 5 plus Melee 4 plus Accuracy 3 = 12 dice]
2: Activate blood of the fire dragon and attack from range? [8 motes] [Dexterity 5 plus Brawl 4 plus Accuracy 4 = 13 dice]
3: Back up, gain distance from your enemy?
4: Guard, prepare to defend yourself?
5: Flurry? [Perform multiple actions, with an increasing dice penalty for each action. Can be multiple attacks, multiple movements, whatever you want. Name the actions in order.]
6: Other?

Available abilities/charms [don't require an action to use, they are applied to the action you choose to take]

CHARMS:

DRAGON BLESSED WEAPON

Cost: 1 mote
Duration: Instant

The Dragon-Blood has achieved a unity with his weapon that allows him to impart some of his elemental nature to it. On a successful melee attack, the Dragon-Blood may also inflict an elemental effect appropriate to his aspect on the target. Fire sets the target ablaze for a single action, giving a +4L bonus to the Dragon-Blood’s damage dice pool.

EFFORTLESSLY RISING FLAME
Cost: 3 motes
Duration: Instant

A Dragon-Blood with this charm can leap, then use the air itself as a platform to jump again, doubling the length of a jump.

SHOOTING STAR PRACTICE


Cost: 4 motes
Duration: Instant

A Dragon-Blooded's movements are precise and controlled even when they seem to be an expression of brute force. This Charm supplements a Melee attack: if its raw damage is greater than the opponent’s Soak value, the opponent is sent flying up to (weapon’s Overwhelming rating x 4) yards in any direction the character wishes. If the opponent is aimed at a hard surface, the impact increases the attack’s raw damage by 1 per 2 yards actually traveled.

EXCELLENCIES:

FIRST MELEE EXCELLENCY:

Cost: Varies
Duration: Instant

You may spend up to 10 motes on this Excellency. Each mote spent grants you an automatic success on one dice.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 19, 2015, 02:46:55 PM
2, with Dragon Blessed Weapon

Result

2 - 6 - 10 - 4 - 1 - 7 - 6 - 9 - 3 - 10 - 7 - 1 - 1
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 19, 2015, 02:58:51 PM
7 successes!

Your left hand closes into a fist.
The demon charges you.
Smoke rises from your body in billowing gusts until you thrust your arm forward and open your hand, releasing a pillar of scarlet and golden flame that rushes towards the demons face with the sound of a hurricane.

http://www.roll-dice-online.com/

6 - 3 - 4 - 6 - 9 - 10 - 1 - 2 = 3 successes

You succeed with a threshold of 4!

The blast strikes the creature in the upper body, hurling it on to its back as it screams in pain, smacking at the holy fire as it consumes its flesh.

Opponent health: [A Z next to a number means it has been filled by lethal damage]

-0Z
-1Z -1Z
-2Z -2Z
-3Z -3Z
-4Z
Incapacitated: -0Z -0Z -0Z -0Z
Dying: -0


The creature slowly starts to crawl away, dragging itself arm over arm.

1: Let it go?
2: Finish it?
3: Notice something?
4: Other?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 19, 2015, 03:22:47 PM
2, though by not noticing something I am mildly concerned
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 19, 2015, 03:27:58 PM
Whadya mean :P

You drive your spear through the creatures back, it screams once and becomes still. A rope is thrown over the balcony and Rhudan the tailor climbs down, muttering the whole way.
'Well mother?' you say.
She claps. 'Wonderful! Just wonderful! See? I told you! All it took was a smaller and weaker opponent'
You glance at the demon.
She's right.
This isn't the demon you fought.
The tooth you knocked out is still there, and this one is almost a half meter smaller.

1: Climb back up
2: Demand to fight the original ape
3: Other?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 19, 2015, 03:33:39 PM
I thought I was fighting two and the thing I didn't notice would be the other one

2
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 19, 2015, 03:38:48 PM
'Then I'm not finished'
She raises an eyebrow. 'Pardon?'
'I came here to fight the ape that damaged my training hall and got blood all over my clothing. As much as I appreciate the appetiser, I think it's time we moved on to the main course, don't you?'
She stares at you for a moment.
There is a thud behind you.
You smile. 'Alone at last'

Current Essence:

[Note: You can spend motes from either your personal or peripheral essence. Spending motes fro your peripheral essence will cause your anima to flare up]

Personal: 13
Peripheral: 25

Current willpower: 7

Note: Willpower equals your two highest virtues combined, it is non-magical, and you regain one point on your next turn if you stunt on this turn.

1: Charge the beast to attack? [Dexterity 5 plus Melee 4 plus Accuracy 3 = 12 dice]
2: Activate blood of the fire dragon and attack from range? [8 motes] [Dexterity 5 plus Brawl 4 plus Accuracy 4 = 13 dice]
3: Back up, gain distance from your enemy?
4: Guard, prepare to defend yourself?
5: Flurry? [Perform multiple actions, with an increasing dice penalty for each action. Can be multiple attacks, multiple movements, whatever you want. Name the actions in order.]
6: Other?

Available abilities/charms [don't require an action to use, they are applied to the action you choose to take]

CHARMS:

DRAGON BLESSED WEAPON

Cost: 1 mote
Duration: Instant

The Dragon-Blood has achieved a unity with his weapon that allows him to impart some of his elemental nature to it. On a successful melee attack, the Dragon-Blood may also inflict an elemental effect appropriate to his aspect on the target. Fire sets the target ablaze for a single action, giving a +4L bonus to the Dragon-Blood’s damage dice pool.

EFFORTLESSLY RISING FLAME

Cost: 3 motes
Duration: Instant

A Dragon-Blood with this charm can leap, then use the air itself as a platform to jump again, doubling the length of a jump.

SHOOTING STAR PRACTICE

Cost: 4 motes
Duration: Instant

A Dragon-Blooded's movements are precise and controlled even when they seem to be an expression of brute force. This Charm supplements a Melee attack: if its raw damage is greater than the opponent’s Soak value, the opponent is sent flying up to (weapon’s Overwhelming rating x 4) yards in any direction the character wishes. If the opponent is aimed at a hard surface, the impact increases the attack’s raw damage by 1 per 2 yards actually traveled.

EXCELLENCIES:

FIRST MELEE EXCELLENCY:

Cost: Varies
Duration: Instant

You may spend up to 10 motes on this Excellency. Each mote spent grants you an automatic success on one dice.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 19, 2015, 03:43:46 PM
I'm gonna try the same thing I did last time (but I didn't roll as well this time oops D:)

Result

3 - 1 - 4 - 4 - 3 - 3 - 7 - 6 - 9 - 7 - 1 - 5 - 9

Also I, Pan, am going to sleep now. Good night!
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 19, 2015, 04:07:01 PM
4 successes, I'll type the thingy in a min. Night pan!

Oh, and if you're ever worried about a roll remember; you can buy successes before hand with Excellencies.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 19, 2015, 04:26:46 PM
4 successes!

Current Essence:

Personal: 13
Peripheral: 7

You've spent more than 16 peripheral motes. Your anima has reached the iconic level!


You whirl to face the beast and throw your arms wide. Air is sucked towards you in one great gasp.
Every blade of grass on the ledge turns to ash.
A vortex of ruby and golden fire erupts from your body, scorching the demons hair and skin.
The flame takes the form of a great Dragon that rests its immense claws on your shoulders before fanning a fiery blast at the demon with its massive wings.

Opponent dodge roll: 3 - 5 - 2 - 6 - 6 - 1 - 9 - 1 = 1 success

You succeed with a threshold of 3!

Your damage = 8 plus successes = 11 plus 1 damage from anima = 12

Opponent lethal soak = 5

Total damage = 7 lethal

-0Z
-1Z -1Z -1Z -1Z
-2Z -2Z
-3 -3
-4


The creature raises an arm to guard its face as the inferno sweeps over it, forcing it almost off the cliff before it digs its claws in and charges towards you, raising one massive paw, this time with claws extended to wipe you from Creation.

The opponent has started a flurry of three attacks!

OPPONENT ATTACK DICE VALUE = 2+5+3+3-3= 10 d10

It has spent 5 motes on its martial arts excellency, so you have to achieve at least 6 successes to avoid dying.

Current Essence:

[Note: You can spend motes from either your personal or peripheral essence.]

Personal: 15
Peripheral: 10

Current willpower: 7

Do you-

1: Dodge? [(Dexterity 4 + Dodge 3 + Essence 2 plus lance bonus 2 - 1) 10 d10
2: Parry? (Dexterity 4 + Brawl 4 + Weapon Defense 2-1) 9 d10

MELEE CHARMS:

BLINDING SPARK DISTRACTION

Cost: 2m
Duration: Instant

When swords clash, they inevitably give off sparks. Ordinarily, these sparks are an annoyance at most, but few Dragon-Bloods are ordinary. With this Charm, a Dragon-Blood can manipulate such sparks, augmenting them into fiery luminescence with his Essence and then sending them cascading into his opponents eyes. The Exalt can activate this Charm reflexively whenever he successfully avoids an attack from a metal weapon with his Parry DV or simply when he strikes any metal or stone object with his weapon, including successful parries. The Essence spent multiplies what would normally be a few flying sparks into a crackling blue and gold spray that flies into his opponent’s eyes. The opponent is blinded for the following action, causing her to lose two successes from all attack rolls made for her.

DODGE CHARMS:

THRESHOLD WARDING STANCE
Cost: 1m
Duration: Instant

It stands to reason that, if one wishes to dodge, one must have room to do so. The Dragon-Blooded defy this obvious logic. For the duration of a single tick, a Dragon-Blood using this Charm can ignore all environmental penalties to his Dodge DiceValue [DV], even in places where dodging would seemingly be impossible, such as on tree limbs or up to his knees in quicksand.

EXCELLENCIES:

FIRST DODGE EXCELLENCY:

Cost: Varies
Duration: Instant

You may spend up to 10 motes on this Excellency. Each mote spent grants you an automatic success on one dice.

FIRST MELEE EXCELLENCY:

Cost: Varies
Duration: Instant

You may spend up to 10 motes on this Excellency. Each mote spent grants you an automatic success on one dice.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 20, 2015, 12:31:34 AM
1

Result

9 - 5 - 7 - 8 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 1 - 9 - 3
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 20, 2015, 06:24:05 PM
You fail the defense with a threshold of 1!

Damage=14 - 8 = 6

Black claws split the air.
A red spear falters in the defense of its master.
Dragon blood smokes on the parched earth.

Your health:
-0Z
-1Z-1Z-1Z
-2Z-2Z-2X
-3-3X
-4-4X

INCAPACITATED: -0-0-0-0

You have two usable health levels remaining. You now have -3 dice on all actions.


The beast recoils from the heat of your anima.

OPPONENT HEALTH

-0Z
-1Z -1Z -1Z -1Z
-2Z -2Z
-3Z -3
-4


The beast strikes again, claws swinging like a reapers scythe.

OPPONENT ATTACK DICE VALUE = 2+5+3+3-6= 4 d10

Current Essence:

[Note: You can spend motes from either your personal or peripheral essence.]

Personal: 15
Peripheral: 13

Current willpower: 7

Do you-

1: Dodge? [(Dexterity 4 + Dodge 3 + Essence 2 plus lance bonus 2 - 3) 7 d10
2: Parry? (Dexterity 4 + Brawl 4 + Weapon Defense 2-3) 6 d10

MELEE CHARMS:

BLINDING SPARK DISTRACTION

Cost: 2m
Duration: Instant

When swords clash, they inevitably give off sparks. Ordinarily, these sparks are an annoyance at most, but few Dragon-Bloods are ordinary. With this Charm, a Dragon-Blood can manipulate such sparks, augmenting them into fiery luminescence with his Essence and then sending them cascading into his opponents eyes. The Exalt can activate this Charm reflexively whenever he successfully avoids an attack from a metal weapon with his Parry DV or simply when he strikes any metal or stone object with his weapon, including successful parries. The Essence spent multiplies what would normally be a few flying sparks into a crackling blue and gold spray that flies into his opponent’s eyes. The opponent is blinded for the following action, causing her to lose two successes from all attack rolls made for her.

DODGE CHARMS:

THRESHOLD WARDING STANCE
Cost: 1m
Duration: Instant

It stands to reason that, if one wishes to dodge, one must have room to do so. The Dragon-Blooded defy this obvious logic. For the duration of a single tick, a Dragon-Blood using this Charm can ignore all environmental penalties to his Dodge DiceValue [DV], even in places where dodging would seemingly be impossible, such as on tree limbs or up to his knees in quicksand.

EXCELLENCIES:

FIRST DODGE EXCELLENCY:

Cost: Varies
Duration: Instant

You may spend up to 10 motes on this Excellency. Each mote spent grants you an automatic success on one dice.

FIRST MELEE EXCELLENCY:

Cost: Varies
Duration: Instant

You may spend up to 10 motes on this Excellency. Each mote spent grants you an automatic success on one dice.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 21, 2015, 12:00:44 AM
1 with the Blinding Spark Distraction

Result

9 - 9 - 4 - 5 - 10 - 5 - 3
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 21, 2015, 10:12:29 AM
4 successes!

OPPONENT ROLL:

7 - 2 - 3 - 10 = 3 successes

You succeed with a threshold of one!


The point of your spear slashes across the inside of its claws, knocking it off balance and striking up an explosion of light that dazzles the beast and prints phantom shapes through your eyelids.

The last blow is barely even worth avoiding, a desperate swipe as the creature covers its eyes.

OPPONENT ATTACK DICE VALUE = 2+5+3+3-9= 1 d10

Current Essence:

[Note: You can spend motes from either your personal or peripheral essence.]

Personal: 15
Peripheral: 16

Current willpower: 7

Do you-

1: Dodge? [(Dexterity 4 + Dodge 3 + Essence 2 plus lance bonus 2 - 3) 7 d10
2: Parry? (Dexterity 4 + Brawl 4 + Weapon Defense 2-3) 6 d10

MELEE CHARMS:

BLINDING SPARK DISTRACTION

Cost: 2m
Duration: Instant

When swords clash, they inevitably give off sparks. Ordinarily, these sparks are an annoyance at most, but few Dragon-Bloods are ordinary. With this Charm, a Dragon-Blood can manipulate such sparks, augmenting them into fiery luminescence with his Essence and then sending them cascading into his opponents eyes. The Exalt can activate this Charm reflexively whenever he successfully avoids an attack from a metal weapon with his Parry DV or simply when he strikes any metal or stone object with his weapon, including successful parries. The Essence spent multiplies what would normally be a few flying sparks into a crackling blue and gold spray that flies into his opponent’s eyes. The opponent is blinded for the following action, causing her to lose two successes from all attack rolls made for her.

DODGE CHARMS:

THRESHOLD WARDING STANCE
Cost: 1m
Duration: Instant

It stands to reason that, if one wishes to dodge, one must have room to do so. The Dragon-Blooded defy this obvious logic. For the duration of a single tick, a Dragon-Blood using this Charm can ignore all environmental penalties to his Dodge DiceValue [DV], even in places where dodging would seemingly be impossible, such as on tree limbs or up to his knees in quicksand.

EXCELLENCIES:

FIRST DODGE EXCELLENCY:

Cost: Varies
Duration: Instant

You may spend up to 10 motes on this Excellency. Each mote spent grants you an automatic success on one dice.

FIRST MELEE EXCELLENCY:

Cost: Varies
Duration: Instant

You may spend up to 10 motes on this Excellency. Each mote spent grants you an automatic success on one dice.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 21, 2015, 10:24:11 AM
Parry

Result

9 - 10 - 8 - 1 - 2 - 6

(Also, I'm sort of confused now; is a 5 a success or a failure?)
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 21, 2015, 10:25:27 AM
[Anything from 7-9 is a success and 10 counts as two]

You casually swat the blow aside and assume a ready stance.

This is it.

Current Essence:

[Note: You can spend motes from either your personal or peripheral essence. Spending motes fro your peripheral essence will cause your anima to flare up]

Personal: 13
Peripheral: 19

Current willpower: 7

Note: Willpower equals your two highest virtues combined, it is non-magical, and you regain one point on your next turn if you stunt on this turn.

1: Charge the beast to attack? [Dexterity 5 plus Melee 4 plus Accuracy 3 = 12 dice]
2: Activate blood of the fire dragon and attack from range? [8 motes] [Dexterity 5 plus Brawl 4 plus Accuracy 4 = 13 dice]
3: Back up, gain distance from your enemy?
4: Guard, prepare to defend yourself?
5: Flurry? [Perform multiple actions, with an increasing dice penalty for each action. Can be multiple attacks, multiple movements, whatever you want. Name the actions in order.]
6: Other?

Available abilities/charms [don't require an action to use, they are applied to the action you choose to take]

CHARMS:

DRAGON BLESSED WEAPON

Cost: 1 mote
Duration: Instant

The Dragon-Blood has achieved a unity with his weapon that allows him to impart some of his elemental nature to it. On a successful melee attack, the Dragon-Blood may also inflict an elemental effect appropriate to his aspect on the target. Fire sets the target ablaze for a single action, giving a +4L bonus to the Dragon-Blood’s damage dice pool.

EFFORTLESSLY RISING FLAME

Cost: 3 motes
Duration: Instant

A Dragon-Blood with this charm can leap, then use the air itself as a platform to jump again, doubling the length of a jump.

SHOOTING STAR PRACTICE

Cost: 4 motes
Duration: Instant

A Dragon-Blooded's movements are precise and controlled even when they seem to be an expression of brute force. This Charm supplements a Melee attack: if its raw damage is greater than the opponent’s Soak value, the opponent is sent flying up to (weapon’s Overwhelming rating x 4) yards in any direction the character wishes. If the opponent is aimed at a hard surface, the impact increases the attack’s raw damage by 1 per 2 yards actually traveled.

EXCELLENCIES:

FIRST MELEE EXCELLENCY:

Cost: Varies
Duration: Instant

You may spend up to 10 motes on this Excellency. Each mote spent grants you an automatic success on one dice.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 21, 2015, 10:26:00 AM
(Oookay, that makes sense.)
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 24, 2015, 11:59:17 AM
So your choice?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 24, 2015, 12:07:34 PM
Sorry!
2

Result

5 - 3 - 6 - 9 - 4 - 7 - 2 - 8 - 1 - 5 - 7 - 10 - 3
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 24, 2015, 12:42:49 PM
(PSA: I'm still here! :P)
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 24, 2015, 12:45:51 PM
[Yeah, you succeeded to say the least  ::) ]

[good to know Cat :D ]

You drop your hands to your side and cup them; filling them to overflow with burning anima.
You thrust them forward and a flaming crimson dragon bursts from your palms and rushes down the demons throat. Its eyes boggle for a second before it throws its head back and belches a tongue of fire and ash into the sky.
It collapses on to its back, deader than the shogunate.
You take a deep breath, the dragon above you bows its neck and folds its wings, your anima dims to merely the heat of a bonfire.
You look up, Rhunan is clinging to a smoldering rope and your mother and Bingwen are nowhere to be seen.

1: Jump up?
2: Climb up?
3: Stay here?
4: Other?
5: Be someone else?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 24, 2015, 01:07:04 PM
1
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 24, 2015, 01:11:21 PM
You take a quick run up and bounce from rock to rock, dashing up the cliff and landing on the balcony railing, discarding your burning cloak on the way.
'Well?' you say.
Your mother sips her tea. 'Well what?'
'I killed it'
She shrugs and smiles. 'What did you want? Applause?'

1: Yes
2: No
3: Maybe
4: Other
5: Combination
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 24, 2015, 01:12:33 PM
3
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 24, 2015, 01:13:02 PM
Say maybe, think yes.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 24, 2015, 01:20:40 PM
'Maybe' you say.
Definitely
'Adorable' she says.
'Pathetic' Bingwen says. 'You could have done it in half the time if you'd put some backbone into it'
Your mother inclines her head respectfully, 'I bow to your superior experience brother'
He nods. 'Made me think though, I wonder how quick Lanying could do it? How about it sister, have any of those things lying about?'
She shrugs. 'I might, but few to spare. Of course I can't send demons to attack another family without it being seen as a murder attempt now can I?'
He shrugs, 'I'll take responsibility'
She raises an eyebrow. 'Really?'
'Of course, it'll put some meat on her bones'

1: Say something
2: Leave
3: Sit down
4: Other
5: Combination
6: Be someone else
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 24, 2015, 01:29:19 PM
1
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 24, 2015, 03:03:48 PM
Uncle Bingwen has never been subtle about his favorites.
Or he's more subtle than you can possibly imagine.
It's fifty-fifty really.
You speak up, raising your voice over the crackle of your anima.'Siccing your dogs on the Wen family brat? Is this what you came all this way from the Imperial city for mother?'
She laughs prettily,'I came all this way from the Imperial city to spend quality time with my beloved son!' she says brightly. She extends a hand to a nearby bird and it flutters closer to land on her hand, but veers away as its feathers kindle in your flames.
You fold your arms over your cherry red breastplate. 'Well you've done it. Now what?'
She sighs. She's silent for a moment. 'I don't suppose your father dropped in?'
'Sort of'
She raises an eyebrow. 'Sort of?'
You nod, 'A shark in two pieces came flying through the low parlor window three weeks ago. Realistically who else could it have been?'
'An angry  fisherman with a good arm and a sharp knife?' Bingwen mutters.
She leans forward in her seat hopefully. 'Was there a message with it?' You almost laugh at the fact she's used to this sort of thing.
'A brief one, written in blood on its flank; It said "I couldn't find a pen".'
She sighs and sits back down.

Now what?

1: Continue talking
2: Leave [go where?]
3: Other
4: Be someone else
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 24, 2015, 11:27:58 PM
4
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 25, 2015, 06:58:43 AM
You are suddenly someone else, a confusing sensation but not one you are unfamiliar with.
But who are you?

1: Lanying?
2: Agni?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 25, 2015, 08:50:33 AM
Hmmm... Cat, do you have a preference?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 25, 2015, 09:59:23 PM
Catvomit?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 26, 2015, 09:33:21 AM
Just go ahead and vote Pan.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 26, 2015, 09:39:49 AM
1, I guess.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 26, 2015, 10:38:47 AM
CHAPTER 2:

GATEWAYS AND GATEWAY


You are once again Ledaal Wen Lanying!

You have been sitting in this carriage all day and while your clothing and hair remain immaculately, how you say, on point, you're developing a notable ache in your tailbone and are bored beyond belief.
Not that the scenery isn't lovely.
As the month of Ascending Earth is drawing to a close the cherry trees and other such flowers have reached the zenith of their blossoming and the air is thick and sweet with the scent of cherry, lilac and snapdragon. You've passed through two villages today, quaint little walled communes with peasants who rushed outside to perform obeisance to your passing procession.
That and Agni has been riding in the carriage with you for most of the day.
You've been travelling around the mountain throughout the day but doubled back a few hours ago to begin climbing. It's late afternoon now and- oh stuff it, you are bored bored BORED. You must be almost there?!


1: Time skip?
2: Ask Agni a question [what?]
3: Ask about where you're going?
4: Ask for something? [what?]
5: Tell Agni to entertain you?
6: Think about something? [what? Your home, your future home, your wardrobe etc.]
7: Think about someone? [who? Sisters, brother, mother, Top Knot etc.]
8: Think about your Abilities? [Stat sheet, martial arts, resistance, integrity etc.]
9: Think about your Attributes? [Stat sheet, appearance, dexterity, strength etc.]
10: Other?
11: Combination?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 26, 2015, 10:57:39 AM
5. Suggestively.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 26, 2015, 11:12:34 AM
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m84b2ueliq1qc0kljo1_500.gif

You turn to Agni, a half hour or so he removed his kimono and rolled it up to use as a pillow. The resulting view has had your undivided attention ever since.
'Agniiiiii?' you say in a singsong voice.
'Mmh?' he opens one eye.
You crawl towards him across the platform. 'I'm boooooored' you groan.
He supports himself on his elbows. 'Me too now that you mention it'
'Soooooooo....' you say as you come closer.
'Soooooooo...?' he says quizically, as your face comes to a halt inches from his.
'So we won't be stopping for hours...'
'So?' he raises an eyebrow.
You grin. 'So how about, we draw these curtains and you entertain me until we arrive?'
He frowns, thinking, then realization dawns, 'Oh, so you want me to play with you?'

http://ct.fra.bz/ol/fz/sw/i55/5/9/14/frabz-Not-sure-if-innuendo-or-real-statement-8342fc.jpg

1: Yes
2: Hell yes
3: No
4: Hell no
5: Other
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 26, 2015, 11:20:05 AM
2

Agni why would you say that why XD
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 26, 2015, 11:31:46 AM
This is fantastic  :D

(Also, sorry I disappeared when we switched people. I was arguing about composition notebooks, I apologize)
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 26, 2015, 11:58:21 AM
http://images2.fanpop.com/image/photos/11900000/I-m-sorry-lilyz-11952971-499-333.jpg

You are actually stunned silent for a moment as a volcanic blush rises to your cheeks. Your heart starts slamming open and shut like a door in a hurricane.
'Are you serious?!' you gasp.
He grins, 'Is that a yes?'
'Hell yes!' you squeak.
'Then let's get started!' he says.
You squeal and crawl over to the other end of the carriage and start drawing the curtains-
'It's been ages since I've had a good game of Gateway!' Agni says delightedly and starts setting up the board from a box in the corner of the platform.
Gateway.
Goddamn gateway.
'So,' Agni says brightly. 'What color did you want to be?'

1: White?
2: Black?
3: Blue?
4: Green?
5: Red?
6: Are you kidding me?!
7: Other?

*Gateway is Creations equivalent of chess. It can have from two to five players and is played on a board with three to five tiers. Mastery of gateway is an honored skill in the realm and the specialty of house Ledaal. You have never been particularly amazing at it.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 26, 2015, 12:13:42 PM
5. To go with the color that Lanying's face probably is
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 26, 2015, 12:19:57 PM
You bury your face in your hands. 'red' you say quietly.
'Pardon?'
'RED!' you snap.
Agni leans back, 'Okay Milady sure you can be red it's fine.' he clears his throat, 'I'll play white!'
He sets up the board, arranging the pieces around the pyramidal four tiered board. Finally he finishes with both your legions arrayed appropriately. He rubs his hands together and smiles. 'Now, since I'm white I'll go first!' he says.

1: Go ahead
2: WHAT'S THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?!
3: Go easy on me
4: Bring it on!
5: How about a bet? [what?]
6: Other
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 26, 2015, 12:28:50 PM
3
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 26, 2015, 12:39:06 PM
'Go easy on me, it's been while' you say.
Agni smiles. 'I'll try to be gentle'
He methodically shuffles three pieces forward several paces, creating a wedge that skirts around the first tier without climbing to the second. It's a relatively simple attack, but you still have to decide how to react.

Agni is making a Logical Attack with 5 dice. How do you respond? NOTE: Every time you use a defense more than once in a row you receive a 1 dice penalty that only goes away when you use a different defense.

Current willpower = 7

Composure Defence- A Composure Defence is simply weathering out the immediate adversity, you have a better plan, just need a few more turns! (-2 Willpower + charisma + integrity) 7 dice
Logical Parry- Your defence is something a seasoned general would do, if one found themselves in your situation. A logical parry is the favourite of many a Gateway purist. (Intelligence + War)  3 dice
Rules Parry- I reveal my trap card! No it doesn’t make sense, but you can cite the rules that allow it and that’ll keep you playing for a few more turns (Intelligence + Bureaucracy)  3 dice
Game Knowledge- Not normally an applicable defense, but the only way to defend against an Illegal attack- making it really important despite its niche role (Intelligence + Lore)  3 dice

The game is over when someone runs out of willpower or five points are scored.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 26, 2015, 12:41:56 PM
Let's try a composure defense


Result

6 - 3 - 6 - 3 - 3

I think the pattern spiders are on Agni's side
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 26, 2015, 12:52:46 PM
Tis fate nao

You move to stop him, but Agni shifts his piece forwards, penetrating your defenses and entering your gateway. He has scored the first point.
You curse. He smiles slightly. 'Pardon milady?'
'Quiet you, it's my turn'

Strategize- Aiming your next Gateway Action. Roll wits [3] each success is added to your next action.

Logical Attack- (Intelligence + War) A logical attack depends as much upon tactical instincts as it does on knowledge of the actual rules. 3 dice

Rules Attack- (Intelligence + Bureaucracy) A somewhat sneaky attack that exploits the letter of the rule rather than it’s intent. It requires more explanation but can be much more formidable in the right hands. 3 dice

Illegal Attack- (Manipulation + Larceny) A well timed but outright illegal move, executed with such confidence that few people ask questions. An illegal attack targets the character’s Game Knowledge. 3 dice [can only be countered by game knowledge defense]

http://www.roll-dice-online.com/
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 26, 2015, 12:55:30 PM
Rules attack -

1 - 2 - 10
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 26, 2015, 01:03:19 PM
2 successes!

Agni makes a composure defense. 3 - 4 - 6 - 1 - 4 - 9 - 2

1 success!

You win a point!


You jump up to the plains tier through several turns, losing several pieces to the white legion as they climb from the ocean tier before neatly dropping the survivor through his second gateway.
'Yes!' you say delightedly.
'One to one,' Agni says. 'Not bad.'
One of his pieces dives forward, moving much further than you thought was possible for that piece.
Hmmm...
You think over the rules, you're sure that isn't allowed....

Game Knowledge- Not normally an applicable defense, but the only way to defend against an Illegal attack- making it really important despite its niche role (Intelligence + Lore)  3 dice

http://www.roll-dice-online.com/
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 26, 2015, 01:05:23 PM
8 - 7 - 3
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 26, 2015, 01:10:05 PM
2 Successes!

7 - 10 - 1 - 4 - 7 - 9

5 Successes!

Agni takes the point!


That damn piece steps on the mountain tier only to capture three of your pieces, catapulting it through your first gateway.
You glare at him.
He shrugs, 'It's a northern play'
'Sure it is....'
Payback time.

Strategize- Aiming your next Gateway Action. Roll wits [3] each success is added to your next action.

Logical Attack- (Intelligence + War) A logical attack depends as much upon tactical instincts as it does on knowledge of the actual rules. 3 dice

Rules Attack- (Intelligence + Bureaucracy) A somewhat sneaky attack that exploits the letter of the rule rather than it’s intent. It requires more explanation but can be much more formidable in the right hands. 3 dice -1 [you just used it] = 2 dice

Illegal Attack- (Manipulation + Larceny) A well timed but outright illegal move, executed with such confidence that few people ask questions. An illegal attack targets the character’s Game Knowledge. 3 dice [can only be countered by game knowledge defense]

http://www.roll-dice-online.com/
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 26, 2015, 01:17:22 PM
Strategize

1 - 9 - 9

(The pattern spiders are definitely in Agni's favor.)
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 26, 2015, 01:22:17 PM
[Hey that's two successes, that means two guaranteed successes on your next action, also you can spend 1 willpower to give you [virtue number here] in guaranteed successes. Besides, Agni has much higher mental stats than Lanying. So yeah. She's physical, he's mental, this is his forte.

Virtues:

Valor:4
Conviction: 3
Compassion: 2
Temperance [hah!]: 1

Willpower: 7


The current score is 2/1 in Agni's favor.

You make a few moves, careful, calculated ones to strengthen your defense and prepare for your next attack.
Agni wastes no time commenting and moves back in to play.
This time he pulls a piece down from the cloud tier, wait, when did it get up there?!
Hmmm.....

Game Knowledge- Not normally an applicable defense, but the only way to defend against an Illegal attack- making it really important despite its niche role (Intelligence + Lore)  4 dice

NOTE: Unlike other defenses, you gain an extra dice for game knowledge every time you use it, as long as it's against an illegal attack.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 26, 2015, 01:30:07 PM
9 - 3 - 3 - 4

And it costs the same amount of willpower to get the highest value number as the lowest, right? If so, I'll go with Virtue.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 26, 2015, 01:35:53 PM
Sure thing! In that case you now have 6 willpower remaining and you scored 4 successes, you can only use Valor for this purpose 3 more times in this story [don't worry, it will refresh soon]

4 Successes!

3 - 6 - 5 - 8 - 10

3 Successes!

You succeeded in your defense!

You swat Agni's hand as he goes to move his piece through your gateway.
'Milady?' he looks at you with innocent eyes.
'Any reason you have two dragons instead of one?' you ask.
He raises his eyebrows in surprise. 'Deary me, there must have been a second one in the set, how careless of me...'
Your turn.

You have 2 automatic successes thanks to your strategy action last turn.

Strategize- Aiming your next Gateway Action. Roll wits [3-1 = 2] each success is added to your next action.

Logical Attack- (Intelligence + War) A logical attack depends as much upon tactical instincts as it does on knowledge of the actual rules. 3 dice

Rules Attack- (Intelligence + Bureaucracy) A somewhat sneaky attack that exploits the letter of the rule rather than it’s intent. It requires more explanation but can be much more formidable in the right hands. 3 dice

Illegal Attack- (Manipulation + Larceny) A well timed but outright illegal move, executed with such confidence that few people ask questions. An illegal attack targets the character’s Game Knowledge. 3 dice [can only be countered by game knowledge defense]
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 26, 2015, 01:38:59 PM
Logical Attack

5 - 5 - 2
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 26, 2015, 01:48:41 PM
2 Successes!

Agni makes a composure defense. 6 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 9 - 1

1 Success!

You succeed!


Taking the point is satisfying, the score levels at 2/2 and you recline on one side to enjoy the look on his face.
'Not bad milady, not bad'
He shuffles a few pieces, on the defensive as he guards his boars and hops his dragon on to the cloud tier.

He has taken a Strategize action. 10 - 6 - 4 - 7 - 4

3 successes!

Your turn.

Willpower: 6

Virtues:

Valor:4
Conviction: 3
Compassion: 2
Temperance [hah!]: 1


Strategize- Aiming your next Gateway Action. Roll Wits [3] each success is added to your next action.

Logical Attack- (Intelligence + War) A logical attack depends as much upon tactical instincts as it does on knowledge of the actual rules. 3 - 1 = 2 dice

Rules Attack- (Intelligence + Bureaucracy) A somewhat sneaky attack that exploits the letter of the rule rather than it’s intent. It requires more explanation but can be much more formidable in the right hands. 3 dice

Illegal Attack- (Manipulation + Larceny) A well timed but outright illegal move, executed with such confidence that few people ask questions. An illegal attack targets the character’s Game Knowledge. 3 dice [can only be countered by game knowledge defense]

OR

Social Attack - [Varies depending on the attack] you make a social attack against your opponent, any excess successes are subtracted from their next roll.

Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 26, 2015, 01:51:30 PM
Let's try an illegal attack.

1 - 4 - 10

(Did you mean to leave out the dice number for Social Attack?)
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 26, 2015, 01:55:33 PM
[Basically yeah, there's a bunch of different types of social attack so I was going to list them if you asked, mah typing finger was getting sore]

2 successes!

8 - 10 - 7 - 2 - 10 - 7 - 3

6 successes!

You can fail or spend 4 willpower to bluff your way through.

Willpower: 7
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 26, 2015, 02:01:53 PM
I'm gonna spend the 4 willpower. Go big or go home, right?

(Can you list dem?)
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 26, 2015, 02:12:49 PM
These are the only ones available for this situation.

Seduce: Charisma + Socialize + Appearance [4 + 2 + 3 = 9 dice]
Chat: Charisma + Socialize + Wits [4 + 2 + 3 = 9 dice]
Intimidate: Charisma + Presence + Appearance [4 + 2 + 3 = 9 dice]
Persuade: Manipulate + Socialize + Wits [2 + 1 + 3 = 7 dice]

As you can see, Lanying is pretty strong socially speaking, but she isn't great at the more subtle parts.


You succeed! Willpower: 2

You move on to the next turn even as Agni opens his mouth to call out your cheating. He sighs and continues. The score is now 2/3 in your favor.
The move he makes is blatantly illegal, so much so in fact that you are about to call him out.
Until you realize it was the move you just made.
Sly bastard. He's looking at you now, an innocent look on his eyes and a smirk on his lips.

He's making an illegal attack.

Game Knowledge- Not normally an applicable defense, but the only way to defend against an Illegal attack- making it really important despite its niche role (Intelligence + Lore)  5 dice

Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 26, 2015, 04:01:34 PM
I feel like Agni has been cheating this whole time, and now we're just in a contest to see who can get away with cheating more :P

Result

9 - 5 - 7 - 4 - 8
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 26, 2015, 06:24:18 PM
[S'all bout dat poker face]

3 Successes!

6 - 4 - 1 - 5

0 Successes!

Agni spends 4 willpower to automatically succeed.

Agni's willpower: 3


He calmly and unhurriedly moves his pieces through the exact same movements you did, not even attempting to be subtle about it. He runs out of turns one step from your gateway, he coughs and nudges the board, bouncing his boar through the gateway and earning him another point.
You laugh despite yourself.
Agni frowns, 'Milady this is serious!' his voice almost breaks and he covers his mouth to 'cough' though you see his lips turn up before he does.

3/3 even score!

Your turn.

Willpower: 2

Virtues:

Valor:4
Conviction: 3
Compassion: 2
Temperance [hah!]: 1


Strategize- Aiming your next Gateway Action. Roll Wits [3] each success is added to your next action.

Logical Attack- (Intelligence + War) A logical attack depends as much upon tactical instincts as it does on knowledge of the actual rules. 3 dice

Rules Attack- (Intelligence + Bureaucracy) A somewhat sneaky attack that exploits the letter of the rule rather than it’s intent. It requires more explanation but can be much more formidable in the right hands. 3 dice

Illegal Attack- (Manipulation + Larceny) A well timed but outright illegal move, executed with such confidence that few people ask questions. An illegal attack targets the character’s Game Knowledge. 3 - 1 = 2 dice [can only be countered by game knowledge defense]

OR

Social Attack - [Varies depending on the attack] you make a social attack against your opponent, any excess successes are subtracted from their next roll.

Seduce: Charisma + Socialize + Appearance [4 + 2 + 3 = 9 dice]
Chat: Charisma + Socialize + Wits [4 + 2 + 3 = 9 dice]
Intimidate: Charisma + Presence + Appearance [4 + 2 + 3 = 9 dice]
Persuade: Manipulate + Socialize + Wits [2 + 1 + 3 = 7 dice]

Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 26, 2015, 09:45:56 PM
I'm going to go with Persuade.

7 - 10 - 8 - 1 - 8 - 8 - 9
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 26, 2015, 10:10:01 PM
WOW. Seven successes! [that should have said 6 dice by the way, my bad DX]

Agni rolled; 6 - 8 - 9 - 3 - 5 - 3 - 10 - 9 - 2 - 7

Six successes!

You win by 1!


You wait for Agni to hover his hand over a piece before you smile for an instant, before quickly returning to your previous poker face.
'What?' he says suspiciously.
'What what?' you say.
He frowns and moves his hand to another piece instead.

You gain one extra success on your next action!

This time he is so obviously cheating it's almost hilarious, he starts to move another piece forward and accidentally jogs the table, bouncing one of his boars to the tier below. He apparently changes his mind about the previous piece and opts to move the boar instead.

He is making an illegal attack.

Willpower: 3

Virtues:

Valor:3
Conviction: 2
Compassion: 2
Temperance [hah!]: 1


Game Knowledge-  (Intelligence + Lore) 6 dice

NOTE: Normally when making a Persuade action you are trying to, well, persuade someone to do something. In this case however you were just manipulating his actions, but for other instances you need to have a goal as to what you want them to do. If a character [including you] ever fails a social defense they can spend willpower to ignore the compulsion to do what they're told, after which they are immune to social attacks from their attacker for the rest of the scene.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 27, 2015, 12:12:32 AM
Result

4 - 9 - 8 - 1 - 6 - 9
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 27, 2015, 10:34:24 AM
3 successes! + 1 = 4

8 - 10 - 10

5 successes!

He wins by 1!


'Tough luck milady'
Sure, luck, that's what it was.

The score is now 4/3 in Agni's favor.


Willpower: 4

Virtues:

Valor:4
Conviction: 3
Compassion: 2
Temperance [hah!]: 1


Strategize- Aiming your next Gateway Action. Roll Wits [3] each success is added to your next action.

Logical Attack- (Intelligence + War) A logical attack depends as much upon tactical instincts as it does on knowledge of the actual rules. 3 dice

Rules Attack- (Intelligence + Bureaucracy) A somewhat sneaky attack that exploits the letter of the rule rather than it’s intent. It requires more explanation but can be much more formidable in the right hands. 3 dice

Illegal Attack- (Manipulation + Larceny) A well timed but outright illegal move, executed with such confidence that few people ask questions. An illegal attack targets the character’s Game Knowledge. 3 - 1 = 2 dice [can only be countered by game knowledge defense]

OR

Social Attack - [Varies depending on the attack] you make a social attack against your opponent, any excess successes are subtracted from their next roll.

Seduce: Charisma + Socialize + Appearance [4 + 2 + 3 = 9 dice]
Chat: Charisma + Socialize + Wits [4 + 2 + 3 = 9 dice]
Intimidate: Charisma + Presence + Appearance [4 + 2 + 3 = 9 dice]
Persuade: Manipulate + Socialize + Wits [2 + 1 + 3 - 1 = 6 dice]

Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 27, 2015, 10:37:20 AM
Strategize, 8-4-4
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 27, 2015, 10:45:10 AM
1 success!

You gain 1 success on your next action.

You move your pieces into a defensive pattern as Agni begins an assault on both of your gateways, moving at least twice the amount of pieces legal.

He is making an illegal attack.

Willpower: 4

Virtues:

Valor:3
Conviction: 2
Compassion: 2
Temperance [hah!]: 1


Game Knowledge-  (Intelligence + Lore) 7 dice


http://www.roll-dice-online.com/
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 27, 2015, 10:53:41 AM
Result

10 - 7 - 9 - 2 - 6 - 1 - 3
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 27, 2015, 11:06:41 AM
4 successes!

10 - 7

3 successes!


You calmly reach across and push his illegal pieces back to his side.
He gasps in mock horror, 'Cheating milady?!'
You laugh.
He shakes his head. 'Abusing the authority of the Dragons like that...'

Willpower: 5

Virtues:

Valor:4
Conviction: 3
Compassion: 2
Temperance [hah!]: 1


Strategize- Aiming your next Gateway Action. Roll Wits [3] each success is added to your next action.

Logical Attack- (Intelligence + War) A logical attack depends as much upon tactical instincts as it does on knowledge of the actual rules. 3 dice

Rules Attack- (Intelligence + Bureaucracy) A somewhat sneaky attack that exploits the letter of the rule rather than it’s intent. It requires more explanation but can be much more formidable in the right hands. 3 dice

Illegal Attack- (Manipulation + Larceny) A well timed but outright illegal move, executed with such confidence that few people ask questions. An illegal attack targets the character’s Game Knowledge. 3 - 1 = 2 dice [can only be countered by game knowledge defense]

OR

Social Attack - [Varies depending on the attack] you make a social attack against your opponent, any excess successes are subtracted from their next roll.

Seduce: Charisma + Socialize + Appearance [4 + 2 + 3 = 9 dice]
Chat: Charisma + Socialize + Wits [4 + 2 + 3 = 9 dice]
Intimidate: Charisma + Presence + Appearance [4 + 2 + 3 = 9 dice]
Persuade: Manipulate + Socialize + Wits [2 + 1 + 3 - 1 = 6 dice]
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 27, 2015, 11:11:42 AM
Seduce ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

5 - 5 - 4 - 10 - 9 - 2 - 2 - 10 - 9

Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 27, 2015, 11:30:24 AM
[You have to teach me how to do that emoji one day, I can't figure it out]

6 successes!

6 - 8 - 9 - 3 - 5 - 3 - 10 - 6 - 2 - 6

4 successes!


You yawn and lie down on your side stretching your legs as you support yourself on a cushion. As you stretch, one leg spears out from under your dress. Agni glances up from his pieces and does a double take, his cheeks turning the same color as his hair.
'Something wrong Agni?' you ask politely.
He slams his eyes back on to the board. 'No, nothing, it's fine, I'm just...'
Well, whatever he's thinking about now, it's not the game.
And it shows, whether he's forgotten the rules or is deliberately failing his attack is pathetic.

You gain 2 guaranteed successes on your next action!

Willpower: 5

Virtues:

Valor:3
Conviction: 2
Compassion: 2
Temperance [hah!]: 1


Game Knowledge-  (Intelligence + Lore) 8 dice


Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 27, 2015, 11:35:44 AM
(Copy and paste it from google, and if you think you want to use it often, make a keyboard shortcut.)

3 - 7 - 2 - 9 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 10
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 27, 2015, 11:46:24 AM
4 + 2 successes = 6!

9

1 success.....


It's almost like he isn't even trying. You parry his attempt at an attack with ease and move on to your turn.

Willpower: 6

Virtues:

Valor:4
Conviction: 3
Compassion: 2
Temperance [hah!]: 1


Strategize- Aiming your next Gateway Action. Roll Wits [3] each success is added to your next action.

Logical Attack- (Intelligence + War) A logical attack depends as much upon tactical instincts as it does on knowledge of the actual rules. 3 dice

Rules Attack- (Intelligence + Bureaucracy) A somewhat sneaky attack that exploits the letter of the rule rather than it’s intent. It requires more explanation but can be much more formidable in the right hands. 3 dice

Illegal Attack- (Manipulation + Larceny) A well timed but outright illegal move, executed with such confidence that few people ask questions. An illegal attack targets the character’s Game Knowledge. 3 - 1 = 2 dice [can only be countered by game knowledge defense]

OR

Social Attack - [Varies depending on the attack] you make a social attack against your opponent, any excess successes are subtracted from their next roll.

Seduce: Charisma + Socialize + Appearance [4 + 2 + 3 - 1 = 8 dice]
Chat: Charisma + Socialize + Wits [4 + 2 + 3 = 9 dice]
Intimidate: Charisma + Presence + Appearance [4 + 2 + 3 = 9 dice]
Persuade: Manipulate + Socialize + Wits [2 + 1 + 3 - 1 = 6 dice]
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 27, 2015, 12:31:21 PM
(I knew one of use would use seduction sooner or later ::))

Chat


Result

3 - 7 - 10 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 9 - 10 - 4
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 27, 2015, 01:00:33 PM
[I was actually surprised it worked, Agni's got boss level social defense]

6 successes!

9 - 6 - 4 - 7 - 6 - 8 - 1 - 2 - 6 - 10

5 successes!

You win by 1!


'So, you play much?'
He shrugs. 'Not as much as I'd like to, but I used to play almost every day in the Academy, there was actually a class for it'
'And where is this academy anyway?'
He falls silent for a moment, thinking. 'Far away'
'How far?'
'Very far'
You've distracted him into forgetting to cheat, instead he makes a simple series of moves, good ones though.

You gain 1 extra success on your next action!

Agni is making a logical attack.

Composure Defence- A Composure Defence is simply weathering out the immediate adversity, you have a better plan, just need a few more turns! (-2 Willpower + charisma + integrity) 7 dice
Logical Parry- Your defence is something a seasoned general would do, if one found themselves in your situation. A logical parry is the favourite of many a Gateway purist. (Intelligence + War)  3 dice
Rules Parry- I reveal my trap card! No it doesn’t make sense, but you can cite the rules that allow it and that’ll keep you playing for a few more turns (Intelligence + Bureaucracy)  3 dice



Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 27, 2015, 02:04:38 PM
Composure defense

Result

10 - 9 - 1 - 4 - 8 - 10 - 7
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 27, 2015, 02:19:18 PM
6 successes!

2 - 1 - 4 - 6 - 5

0 successes...

You win!

His attack is quickly intercepted and annihilated. Leaving him open to your counter attack.

Willpower: 6

Virtues:

Valor:4
Conviction: 3
Compassion: 2
Temperance [hah!]: 1


Strategize- Aiming your next Gateway Action. Roll Wits [3] each success is added to your next action.

Logical Attack- (Intelligence + War) A logical attack depends as much upon tactical instincts as it does on knowledge of the actual rules. 3 dice

Rules Attack- (Intelligence + Bureaucracy) A somewhat sneaky attack that exploits the letter of the rule rather than it’s intent. It requires more explanation but can be much more formidable in the right hands. 3 dice

Illegal Attack- (Manipulation + Larceny) A well timed but outright illegal move, executed with such confidence that few people ask questions. An illegal attack targets the character’s Game Knowledge. 3 - 1 = 2 dice [can only be countered by game knowledge defense]

OR

Social Attack - [Varies depending on the attack] you make a social attack against your opponent, any excess successes are subtracted from their next roll.

Seduce: Charisma + Socialize + Appearance [4 + 2 + 3  = 9 dice]
Chat: Charisma + Socialize + Wits [4 + 2 + 3 - 1 =8 dice]
Intimidate: Charisma + Presence + Appearance [4 + 2 + 3 = 9 dice]
Persuade: Manipulate + Socialize + Wits [2 + 1 + 3 = 7 dice]
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 27, 2015, 02:49:21 PM
Logical attack

10 - 6 - 7
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 27, 2015, 06:17:56 PM
3 successes!

He makes a rules parry. 5 Dice.

7 - 1 - 1 - 7 - 4

2 successes!

You win!


It could be shock at the fact you're playing by the rules for once but his reactions are sloppy, easily letting your patrician through his second gateway. He frowns and cricks his neck. The next point wins the game.
And he clearly intends it to be his.

4/4 score.

NEXT POINT WINS!

Current willpower = 5

Virtues:

Valor:4
Conviction: 3
Compassion: 2
Temperance [hah!]: 1



Composure Defence- (-2 Willpower + charisma + integrity) - 1 = 6 dice
Logical Parry- (Intelligence + War)  3 dice
Rules Parry- (Intelligence + Bureaucracy)  3 dice
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 27, 2015, 09:09:21 PM
Rules parry

10 - 3 - 3
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 27, 2015, 10:21:34 PM
Your pieces and his slide back and forth, jockeying for position.
Patterns that began at the start of the game are coming to fruition as each tier becomes a battleground in miniature.
So close, neck and neck.
Your last boar is poised to stampede down from the cloud tier, if only it can make it before Agni's Dragon takes your gateway-
The carriage stops abruptly, jolting the board and knocking most pieces on to other squares and/or on to their sides. Your boar rolls from the cloud tier all the way to the ocean tier, bouncing down each level.
You can't remember where everything goes.
Well.
You've stopped inside a village, the nicest one you've seen yet. Red tiled rooftops crown each squat stone dwelling, healthy moss and lichen testify to the purity of the air, air sweet with the evening breeze.
To your right is a high stone wall with a tall pine arch in the gateway, small shrines with burning candles are on either side of the entrance and a neat lawn runs parallel to the road, broken by a gravel driveway.
You know this building; the Higurashi inn. You've never been yourself, but it's a bit of a local landmark. The inn has been run by the same family for over one thousand years, making it older than the realm itself!
And you see the reason for your delay; a small troop of soldiers in exquisite lamellar, holding spears, bearing white banners with a yellow flower-like design within a circle emblazoned on the center.
Ugh, House Mnemon.
You spot their leader, a young man, possibly even your age with short ice-white hair and piercing indigo eyes clad in a formidable fusion of silk and white jade armor.
An Earth Aspect; a child of Pasiap just like you.

1: Demand they allow you to enter first
2: Think about house Mnemon
3: Allow them to address you first
4: Dismount from the carriage
5: Have Agni courier a message [what?]
6: Give Agni instructions [what?]
7: Order the carriage driver to attempt to enter the inn
8: Other?
9: Combination?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 28, 2015, 12:03:44 AM
3, while mourning the fallen board game.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 28, 2015, 11:06:07 AM
OH
COME
ON
SERIOUSLY
SO CLOSE
GODS DAMMIT
PLURAL
MULTIPLE GODS DAMN THIS BULLSHIT IN PARTICULAR
DAMMIT
The leader canters forward on his white mare, reining her in in front of you. 'I am Mnemon Caras Changming! Hold your position until my men have entered the inn. No Ledaal will water their horses before a Mnemon!'

1: This one will!
2: Very well.
3: Introduce yourself
4: Ask a question [what?]
5: What happened to ladies first?
6: Say/do something else?
7: Dismount
8: Order your driver to move forward
9: Other
10: Combination
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 28, 2015, 11:22:19 AM
1
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 28, 2015, 11:30:28 AM
You incline your head to him and smile sweetly. 'I'm afraid you haven't met many Ledaal. I've had a long day and you're standing between me and a long bath'
He hoods his eyes, his mouth a line of disapproval. 'No troop of spies and scholars will enter before my warriors! I am on a holy mission, so I will say it again; do not move until told to!'

1: 'Make me!'
2: 'If you insist'
3: Order the carriage forward
4: Ignore him
5: Offer a deal [what]
6: Challenge him to a duel
7: Other
8: Combination
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 28, 2015, 11:38:46 AM
1
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 28, 2015, 12:15:55 PM
You lean forward. 'Make. Me.'
There is silence for a moment as your eyes remain locked, before he swings himself out of the saddle. 'Very well' He walks back to his own side, tossing his cloak aside where it catches over the head of one of his guards. He holds his arms out horizontally and two, tiny, exquisitely sculpted dragon heads peek over his shoulders. A moment later the white jade dragons slither down his arms, wrapping themselves around them.
He assumes a ready position. 'The victor enters first, any weapon goes'

1: You're on
2: I have a better idea [what]
3: Couldn't we play gateway instead?
4: Other?
5: Combination?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 28, 2015, 12:19:36 PM
3
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 28, 2015, 12:22:48 PM
You gesture to the spilled board and hold up your Dragon piece. 'Couldn't we just play Gateway for it?'
He pauses for a moment, then shrugs. 'Very well, it is how I Exalted after all...'

1: ON SECOND THOUGHTS
2: Set up the board
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 28, 2015, 12:31:07 PM
Briefly consider 1

http://i.imgur.com/YAGpXPd.png

Then resign to your fate and go with 2
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 28, 2015, 12:35:54 PM
He ascends the stairs and sits cross legged across from you, back rigid and shoulders back.
'How many entries to victory?'

[You can have from 3 to 100 point matches, but for time reasons I suggest a small amount]
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 28, 2015, 02:06:46 PM
Let's go 3. All or nothing.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 28, 2015, 03:29:57 PM
'First to three points?' you say.
He nods. 'I will be. How many tiers to the board then?'
The number of tiers on the board determines the number of gateways, and thus the maximum number of points that can be scored in a turn.

Select a number from 1-5

He nods at your decision and Agni sets up the board appropriately. 'Very well, you will of course wish to play by the imperial rules?'
Under imperial rules there are slight variations depending on the legion you pick, e.g. white gets +3 to all defenses.

Use imperial rules Y/N?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 29, 2015, 12:10:01 AM
Um, one tier and no imperial rules.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 29, 2015, 09:36:48 AM
He sniffs. 'Very well, but don't think you've leveled the playing field by resorting to rules meant for children. Now, your color?'

1: White
2: Black
3: Red
4: Blue
5: Green
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 29, 2015, 09:53:38 AM
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/b73a67ec6fb4d866f0bc0d546c27dfdb/tumblr_n3nndran9L1s3u5lno1_250.gif)
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 29, 2015, 11:44:33 PM
[Extra dice for unnecesary gif of perfection. That counts as a stunt. I'll write the thing tomorrow, I am as weak as a newborn kitten]
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 30, 2015, 09:22:55 AM
Chang nods, wordlessly assembles both of your legions [his being white] in a matter of moments, bows, then begins play.

He is making a logical attack.

Plus 2 dice on any option you choose because stunt.

Virtues:

Valor:4
Conviction: 3
Compassion: 2
Temperance [hah!]: 1

Current willpower = 7

Composure Defence- A Composure Defence is simply weathering out the immediate adversity, you have a better plan, just need a few more turns! (-2 Willpower + charisma + integrity) 7 dice
Logical Parry- Your defence is something a seasoned general would do, if one found themselves in your situation. A logical parry is the favourite of many a Gateway purist. (Intelligence + War)  3 dice
Rules Parry- I reveal my trap card! No it doesn’t make sense, but you can cite the rules that allow it and that’ll keep you playing for a few more turns (Intelligence + Bureaucracy)  3 dice
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 30, 2015, 09:32:41 AM
Composure defense


Result

8 - 8 - 8 - 4 - 3 - 7 - 3

And I'm not sure if the extra two dice were built into that but the next two rolls were 2 - 1 so it doesn't really matter this time :P
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 30, 2015, 11:43:19 AM
4 successes!

4 - 8 - 6 - 5 - 3 - 10 - 1 - 1 - 8 - 6 - 9 - 8 - 9 - 4 - 9 - 8 - 10

11 successes!

You fail by 7!


'How unfortunate' Chang says as his pieces blaze past your defenses, ending the turn poised to attack or defend from any direction with equal power, 'your turn' he says.

Willpower: 7

Virtues:

Valor:4
Conviction: 3
Compassion: 2
Temperance [hah!]: 1


Strategize- Roll Wits [3] each success is added to your next action.

Logical Attack- (Intelligence + War)  3 dice

Rules Attack- (Intelligence + Bureaucracy) 3 dice

Illegal Attack- (Manipulation + Larceny) 3 dice [can only be countered by game knowledge defense]

OR

Social Attack - [Varies depending on the attack] you make a social attack against your opponent, any excess successes are subtracted from their next roll.

Seduce: Charisma + Socialize + Appearance [4 + 2 + 3 = 9 dice]
Chat: Charisma + Socialize + Wits [4 + 2 + 3 = 9 dice]
Intimidate: Charisma + Presence + Appearance [4 + 2 + 3 = 9 dice]
Persuade: Manipulate + Socialize + Wits [2 + 1 + 3 - 1 = 6 dice]

Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 30, 2015, 12:09:46 PM
Uh. Chat.

Result

3 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 7 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 2

Pattern spiders I'm gonna loose miserably anyway why must you do this to me
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 30, 2015, 12:24:37 PM
[It's all fun and games till people start praying to spiders]

2 successes!

10 - 5 - 1 - 8 - 6 - 7 - 10 - 5 - 7

7 successes!


'So Changming-' That's as far as you get, he glances up at you, nothing but his eyes moving and for a moment you are stunned, almost frightened, though you can't put your finger on why exactly. There's something odd about him, something unnatural.
'Are you conceding?' he asks.
'What?'
'Are you conceding?'
'No!'
Wordlessly he returns his attention to the board, again you get that chill of almost-fear.

He is making a logical attack.

Virtues:

Valor:4
Conviction: 3
Compassion: 2
Temperance [hah!]: 1

Current willpower = 5

Composure Defence- A Composure Defence is simply weathering out the immediate adversity, you have a better plan, just need a few more turns! (-2 Willpower + charisma + integrity-1) 6 dice
Logical Parry- Your defence is something a seasoned general would do, if one found themselves in your situation. A logical parry is the favourite of many a Gateway purist. (Intelligence + War)  3 dice
Rules Parry- I reveal my trap card! No it doesn’t make sense, but you can cite the rules that allow it and that’ll keep you playing for a few more turns (Intelligence + Bureaucracy)  3 dice
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 30, 2015, 12:30:54 PM
Rules parry

3 - 10 - 6
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 30, 2015, 12:33:12 PM
(Dang it, I missed it again. But that's what I was gonna say anyway :P)
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 30, 2015, 12:47:34 PM
2 successes!

10 - 10 - 4 - 4 - 3 - 4 - 7 - 1 - 4 - 8 - 2 - 10 - 3 - 9 - 8 - 7 - 5

11 successes!

You lose by 9


Three moves.
He takes the point in three moves.
Where did that piece even come from?!
'Your move Ledaal'
The score is 2/0.

Your move

Willpower: 6

Virtues:

Valor:4
Conviction: 3
Compassion: 2
Temperance [hah!]: 1


Strategize- Roll Wits [3] each success is added to your next action.

Logical Attack- (Intelligence + War)  3 dice

Rules Attack- (Intelligence + Bureaucracy) 3 dice

Illegal Attack- (Manipulation + Larceny) 3 dice [can only be countered by game knowledge defense]

OR

Social Attack - [Varies depending on the attack] you make a social attack against your opponent, any excess successes are subtracted from their next roll.

Seduce: Charisma + Socialize + Appearance [4 + 2 + 3 = 9 dice]
Chat: Charisma + Socialize + Wits [4 + 2 + 3-1 = 8 dice]
Intimidate: Charisma + Presence + Appearance [4 + 2 + 3 = 9 dice]
Persuade: Manipulate + Socialize + Wits [2 + 1 + 3 - 1 = 6 dice]
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 30, 2015, 12:50:31 PM
Intimidate

Result

5 - 6 - 1 - 1 - 7 - 2 - 4 - 9 - 8

And can I put all my willpower in this because I'm really really desperate D:
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 30, 2015, 01:00:04 PM
[You get 5 successes if you put a willpower in Valor, so I'll do that]

5 - 6 - 1 - 1 - 7 - 2 - 4 - 9 - 8

8 successes!

5 - 9 - 5 - 2 - 9 - 6

2 successes!

You succeed by 6

Lanying can be freaking terrifying.


You close your hand around your dragon with ever so slightly too much force.
The solid stone piece spiderwebs with cracks.
'Oops! Silly me!' you giggle and continue play.
You might be imagining it but you perceive the slightest raising of his eyebrows.

You get 6 additional successes on your next action!

He is making a logical attack.

Composure Defence- A Composure Defence is simply weathering out the immediate adversity, you have a better plan, just need a few more turns! (-2 Willpower + charisma + integrity) 7 dice
Logical Parry- Your defence is something a seasoned general would do, if one found themselves in your situation. A logical parry is the favourite of many a Gateway purist. (Intelligence + War-1) 2 dice
Rules Parry- I reveal my trap card! No it doesn’t make sense, but you can cite the rules that allow it and that’ll keep you playing for a few more turns (Intelligence + Bureaucracy) 3 dice
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 30, 2015, 01:30:32 PM
Composure defense

Result

4 - 10 - 8 - 10 - 10 - 9 - 9

THANK YOU PATTERN SPIDERS
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 30, 2015, 01:37:33 PM
9 Successes! + 6 = 15 successes!

8 - 5 - 3 - 10 - 8 - 4 - 8 - 5 - 5 - 4 - 9 - 10 - 10 - 7 - 4 - 9

11 Successes!

You win by 4!


You did better than you expected, actually managing to hold back his assault, even if barely.
'Ah so you do know how to play this game, I was beginning to wonder'
Your turn.

Willpower: 4

Virtues:

Valor:4
Conviction: 3
Compassion: 2
Temperance [hah!]: 1


Strategize- Roll Wits [3] each success is added to your next action.

Logical Attack- (Intelligence + War)  3 dice

Rules Attack- (Intelligence + Bureaucracy) 3 dice

Illegal Attack- (Manipulation + Larceny) 3 dice [can only be countered by game knowledge defense]

OR

Social Attack - [Varies depending on the attack] you make a social attack against your opponent, any excess successes are subtracted from their next roll.

Seduce: Charisma + Socialize + Appearance [4 + 2 + 3 = 9 dice]
Chat: Charisma + Socialize + Wits [4 + 2 + 3 = 9 dice]
Intimidate: Charisma + Presence + Appearance [4 + 2 + 3 -1 = 8 dice]
Persuade: Manipulate + Socialize + Wits [2 + 1 + 3 - 1 = 6 dice]


Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 30, 2015, 01:38:59 PM
Strategize; 5 - 9 - 2
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 30, 2015, 01:41:41 PM
You prepare your pieces for his next move, doing little more than blocking off your gateway, though you doubt it will hold up to a determined attack.

You get 1 extra success on your next action!

He is making a logical attack!

Willpower: 4

Virtues:

Valor:3/5
Conviction: 3/3
Compassion: 2/2
Temperance [hah!]: 1/1

Composure Defence- A Composure Defence is simply weathering out the immediate adversity, you have a better plan, just need a few more turns! (-2 Willpower + charisma + integrity) -1 = 6 dice
Logical Parry- Your defence is something a seasoned general would do, if one found themselves in your situation. A logical parry is the favourite of many a Gateway purist. (Intelligence + War-1) 2 dice
Rules Parry- I reveal my trap card! No it doesn’t make sense, but you can cite the rules that allow it and that’ll keep you playing for a few more turns (Intelligence + Bureaucracy) 3 dice
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 30, 2015, 02:42:19 PM
Rules parry, 6 - 4 - 10
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 30, 2015, 02:58:43 PM
2 successes!

8 - 8 - 10 - 10 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 3 - 9 - 5 - 2 - 9 - 4 - 7 - 8

10 successes!

You lose by 8!


You know you've lost, it's so obvious it's embarrassing.
Your pieces are flicked from the board one by one as patterns set in place from the start come to their conclusion. You realize that he accounted for everything, even the turn in which you succeeded.
As the pieces take their final places you wonder why he doesn't just take the point already, you parry each probing attack with desperation until you notice a pattern emerging.
As his patrician strolls through your gateway you recognize the flower shaped mon the pieces have formed;
The symbol of House Mnemon.
He bows slightly over the board. 'Excellent game' he says, 'And a total waste of time'

1: 'Exactly'
2: 'Good game'
3: 'Rematch?'
4: Other?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 30, 2015, 03:03:08 PM
1

(Wow, way to show off ::))
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 30, 2015, 03:16:40 PM
[EXALTED]

You sit back and smile. 'Waste of time?'
He nods.
'Exactly' you say.
'I beg your pardon?' he says.
'You haven't been paying very close attention, have you?' a voice cries out.
You both turn to see a figure standing just inside the gates of the inn.
She is tall, with the blackest, longest most beautiful hair imaginable framing a face with the deepest, brightest, most fascinating eyes conceivable. She's wearing a sleeveless tunic and trousers of ebon silksteel along with gauntlets and boots of pitch black jade.
She smiles, showing perfect ivory teeth and removes her scarf; a sky blue strip of silk and flourishes it over her head, ensuring that the Ledaal mon is clearly visible.
Changmings eyebrows lower almost imperceptibly.
'You won,' you concede, 'but Ledaal still entered first'
'Who is she?' he says quietly.
'My sister' you say simply.
Changming stands quietly and bows, you return the favor. 'Excellent game Lanying'.
'Excellent victory Changming' you say.
'I wasn't referring to Gateway' he says, before climbing back on to his horse and riding back to his men.
You wait for him to lead his men through the gateway, but he inclines his head and gestures for you to go first.
Well well.
The carriage rumbles through the gateway, servants emerge from the house and prostrate themselves when they realize who and what you are.
Your sister is standing there with one of the biggest crap-snaffling grins on her face you've ever seen.
Good grief you've missed her.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 30, 2015, 03:25:42 PM
(True)

I greet my sister and grab her scarf.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 30, 2015, 03:36:46 PM
'Well it took you long enough!' you say as you jump down from your carriage and snatch at the fluttering scarf, it vanishes and you suddenly feel arms wrapped around you, squeezing you until your eyes bulge.
'I'm so proud of youuuuuuuuu!' she squeals.
Lanfen no. Not in front of the mortals.
'I can't believe the Dragons actually chose you!' she says.
You pull your face out of her arms, 'What's that supposed to mean?!' you say.
She releases you but keeps her hands on your shoulders. 'Oh you know I don't mean it like that, it's just that-' her face suddenly grows serious. 'Have you grown?'
You stand up a little straighter and start to smile. She puts one hand on your head then hold it to her chest. She sighs and smiles again. 'Oh thank Danad you haven't!'
Well thanks sis.
She hugs you again, squeezing you like a python. 'Never grow, you're too cute!'
She can go on like this for hours, you know, she has.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 30, 2015, 04:08:28 PM
Introduce her to Agni. Suggestively.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 30, 2015, 04:16:55 PM
[That's a sentence I never thought I'd read]

'Agni!' you call. He comes stumbling down the steps from the carriage, pulling his kimono on as he comes.
He bows to Lanfen, who bites her lip and glances him up and down before turning to you and mouthing 'dayum!', then resumes a severe and impassive expression when Agni raises his eyes to her.
'This is Agni. He's my Agni.'
'How do you do' Lanfen says regally.
Agni blushes furiously and mutters something under his breath that you don't quite catch.
For a moment you feel something like jealousy; Lanfen has always gotten that reaction, even before the Dragons chose her.
'So,' Lanfen says, 'Are you and your "Agni" just on holiday or-?'
'We're on our way to deal with the disappearances in cold stone valley'
Lanfen raises her eyebrows. 'Well! Lifen and I are on our way West, out to the islands to finish our training. But cold stone valley is West right?'
You shrug. 'Eh, it's west of somewhere'
She puts her fists on her hips. 'Well, mind if your sisters come along?'

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 30, 2015, 04:20:21 PM
Grab Agni's arm and repeat "My Agni." Then stick my tongue out and try to grab her scarf again and do not answer her actual question because I am a petty child and my sister is not about to steal my man.

(I need sleep goodnight .-.)
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 30, 2015, 10:25:17 PM
She takes one look at you, her mouth twitches as she fights back a smile, she holds her hands to her cheeks and squeals for a moment before grabbing hold of you and smothering your face in another hug.

https://38.media.tumblr.com/6f7babb063896bd5b4992bf914f87872/tumblr_mj1rawSltN1s6ej4bo1_500.gif

'So cute!' she sighs. 'Never change. I forbid it.'
No. This cannot stand. You are not cute. You are a mighty demigoddess, you are elemental fury incarnate, the living incarnation of the Earth Dragon Pasiap, the avatar of stability and order, a last bastion against a broken Creation foundering in a sea of Wyld chaos oh wow she gives good hugs you'll probably do something in an hour or so.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 31, 2015, 12:01:54 PM
bump
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 31, 2015, 12:13:05 PM
(SORRY I was trying to do the productive)

Wail to Agni to get her off.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 31, 2015, 12:18:08 PM
[That's so okay it's insane]

'Aghnee!' You manage to squeeze out of your collapsing lungs.
You manage to tilt your head enough to see that what you're holding is just his kimono, some time in the last five seconds or so he slipped out of it and left you to your fate.
Traitor.
Lanfen starts humming and begins to braid a strand of your hair with her free hand.

You say/do?

Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 31, 2015, 12:22:08 PM
Say that you do indeed mind if they come along unless she lets go of you this instant.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 31, 2015, 12:35:54 PM
Your voice comes out as an inaudible mumble
Lanfen loosens her grip. 'Pardon?'
'I do indeed mind if you don't let go of me this instant!'
She lets out what sounds almost like a sob. 'Very well' she gives you one last squeeze and releases you, taking a step back as if to distance herself from temptation.

Now what?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 31, 2015, 01:24:23 PM
What am I doing here again?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 31, 2015, 01:25:04 PM
[It's an inn, this is where you're stopping for the night]
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 31, 2015, 01:26:04 PM
Sleep. Or try to sleep.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 31, 2015, 02:35:56 PM
You both head inside and spend the rest of the evening having dinner.
The food is excellent, though simple and you can definitely see why this establishment has lasted as long as it has. The master of the house himself serves your table [a large, private one on the second floor overlooking the common room] and you realize that this smiling, bowing man comes from a family older than the Scarlet Empress.
It's a strange world where a single line of peasants outlived the Shogunate and bore witness to the entire history of the Realm.
Lifen doesn't join you for dinner.
Or maybe she does.
She's an Air Aspect; she could be anywhere.
After dinner you retire to your room; the second best in the house, next to Lanfens. No one knows where Lifen sleeps.
You change into a nightgown that someone [probably your Agni] left on the bed for you.
As you lie down you think about-?

What?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 31, 2015, 02:58:00 PM
My miserable loss at Gateway and my humiliation at the hands of my sister.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 31, 2015, 03:11:14 PM
You lost.
You lost so bad.
Songs will be sung, tales will be written.
You failed so hard and in front of Agni and how did he even do that? The whole Mnemon symbol thing that was amazing!
Well, you hated it but that was really cool and well....
Sigh.
And then Lanfen.
GODDAMNIT LANFEN. IN FRONT OF MORTALS TOO.
NO LANFEN.
NOT AGAIN.
You frown and undo the braid she put in your hair, grumbling all the way.
And she looked fantastic.
That's possibly the worst part
She just turns up and just, starts being perfect at everything you do.
And she looks better doing it.
You are done.
You are so done.
And tired.
And so, you go to sleep.

You wake.

What now?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 31, 2015, 03:12:35 PM
Breakfast. No getting dressed first. Breakfast. Now.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 31, 2015, 03:20:16 PM
You rise like a hungry ghost, stumbling from your bed and stamping down the hall. A guest exits his room, gasping as he sees you approaching and performs a hasty obeisance, you step over him.
Breakfast.
Lanfen steps out of the room in front of you, yawning with her perfect teeth in her perfect face, combing her perfect hair with her perfect fingers.
'Morning Lanyi-!'
'Breakfast' You push her back into her room, she screams and overbalances and you keep going.
Eventually you arrive at the table you ate at last night, your hair is a mess and your eyes are half shut.
The master of the house approaches, bowing ad opening his mouth to start on your list of titles.
'Breakfast' you say.
He shuts his mouth, bows and leaves.
Shortly after he returns with dumplings, sticky rice, hot sweet tea and milk.
You start to eat, a moment later you hear footsteps behind you, they stop at the door.

1: Turn and talk to them
2: Invite them to join you
3: Ignore them. Breakfast.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 31, 2015, 03:27:19 PM
3
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 31, 2015, 03:33:44 PM
You munch your way through breakfast in silence.
The food is good, but you're too damn hungry to savor it. Finally you finish and start sipping a cup of the tea, to help with digestion. One or two other guests are eating in the common room below, you recognize the uniform of a scholar official on one of them, this place seems to attract the upper crust.
What now?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 31, 2015, 03:36:46 PM
Maybe make an attempt to look decent.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 31, 2015, 03:37:56 PM
[So what, do your hair or clothes or something?]
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 31, 2015, 03:39:02 PM
Yeah. At least fix bedhead and put on real clothes.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 31, 2015, 03:44:14 PM
You sigh, you should probably make an attempt at looking divine, considering you basically are.
You turn to the door, you must have imagined the footsteps because there's no one there now, or maybe they just left. You make it back to your room and close the door behind you. Your combs and make up have been laid out for you while you were gone.
Agni.
You pull the knots out of your hair and open your chest of clothes.
What to wear?

What style do you try on?

1: Casual
2: Classy
3: Old fashioned
4: Seductive
5: Flamboyant
6: Non-descript
7: Tough
8: Official

And what variation do you go for?
1: Northern
2: Southern
3: Eastern
4: Western
5: Southern
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 31, 2015, 09:25:59 PM
5 and 4
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 01, 2015, 10:58:24 AM
You put on shift dyed in layer upon layer of colors underneath several poncho like layers in every color imaginable, though mostly reds, greens and blues, richly embroidered with totemic pictographs that circle it from the hem to the throat.  You put on a pair of golden earrings and weave a quetzal feather into your hair on each side of your head, the earrings are golden oblongs and the feathers reach to your lower back. Finally you put on golden bracelets and anklets, going barefoot. You hold your arms out to try and decipher some of the images. The outfit itself is actually a sort of history book, designed to be worn by tribal elders during ceremonies to honor the fallen. All you know is it makes you look like the forbidden love child of a tent and a temple.
Eh, you make it work.

Keep this outfit?

Or try on-?

1: Casual
2: Classy
3: Old fashioned
4: Seductive
5: Flamboyant
6: Non-descript
7: Tough
8: Official

And what variation do you go for?
1: Northern
2: Southern
3: Eastern
4: Western
5: Southern
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on September 01, 2015, 12:27:53 PM
Try on another, 7 and 3
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 01, 2015, 12:40:27 PM
You put on pair of loose fitting dark green trousers and black jika-tabi that reach your knees. After puttin on your old leather championship belt with the immense bronze buckle you start the process of binding your torso and upper body with cotton sarashi, stopping only when your entire middle is wrapped in a flexible sheath of fabric. Next you bind your hands and arms from your palms all the way to just beneath your shoulders with more of the same. Lastly you shrug on a light kimono to keep the chill away, but leave it open to show your belt and to allow you to discard it in a moment if necessary. You pull your hair back and tie it into a neat bun. You drop into a boxing stance and make a few experimental jabs at the air.
You feel light and capable, athletic and agile.

Keep this outfit?

Or try on-?

1: Casual
2: Classy
3: Old fashioned
4: Seductive
5: Flamboyant
6: Non-descript
7: Tough
8: Official

And what variation do you go for?
1: Northern
2: Southern
3: Eastern
4: Western
5: Southern


Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on September 01, 2015, 12:45:04 PM
Keep it.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 01, 2015, 12:51:03 PM
You nod. This'll do nicely.
Now, the only question is, what to do next?

Well?

1: Leave the inn?
2: Get a weapon from your luggage?
3: Go talk to someone? [who?]
4: Look for a bath?
5: Meditate? [buy new ability/attribute/charm?]
6: Other?
7: Combination?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on September 01, 2015, 12:51:53 PM
2
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 01, 2015, 12:58:03 PM
You open the long cedar chest containing the weapons Agni packed for you.
Decisions decisions...

1: Bo staff
2: War fans
3: Nunchacku
4: Tetsubo
5: Paired swords
6: Chakrams
7: Three-section staff
8: Crushfists
9: Meteor hammer

Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on September 01, 2015, 12:59:09 PM
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Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 01, 2015, 01:06:00 PM
You pull out a bronze, melon shaped weight about the size of an apple on the end of a wire and start spinning it experimentally.

METEOR HAMMER:

ACCURACY: Martial arts [5] 
DAMAGE: 5 Bashing damage + Strength [4] + Dexterity [3]
RATE: Martial arts [5]
MODIFIERS: Plus 2 attack dice, minus 2 parry dice
RANGE: 3 meters


IN USE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhW67MBO8M8  [cut to 1:25]

Keep this weapon?

Or-

1: Bo staff
2: War fans
3: Nunchacku
4: Tetsubo
5: Paired swords
6: Chakrams
7: Three-section staff
8: Crushfists
9: Meteor hammer

Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 01, 2015, 02:03:33 PM
Keep it O-O
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 01, 2015, 02:07:04 PM
[Okay then!]

You swing the hammer around your middle like a second belt and put your fists on your hips.
Now you feel ready.
But to do what?

1: Leave the inn?
2: Go train?
3: Go talk to someone? [who?]
4: Look for a bath?
5: Meditate? [buy new ability/attribute/charm?]
6: Other?
7: Combination?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 01, 2015, 02:09:30 PM
3. Agni.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 01, 2015, 02:12:52 PM
You swing the door open and feel it bounce off of something solid. There is a muffled yelp and Agni staggers into view holding his face. He's wearing a blue cotton jacket, black trousers and fur trimmed boots.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 01, 2015, 02:16:22 PM
Remember that we first met when he opened the door and hit me. Remind him of this fact and try to play it off as intentional revenge.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 01, 2015, 02:18:17 PM
'Remember when we first met?' you say sweetly.
He glances at you over his hands. 'Mmph?'
'Remember when you hit me in the face?'
'Mmph'
'Payback dear Agni, payback'
There, you have successfully put the fear of Lanying back in his eyes.

Now what?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 01, 2015, 02:22:00 PM
Try and make sure I didn't break his face .-.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 01, 2015, 02:23:37 PM
You wince, you did hit him quite hard. 'Are you alright?'
He moves his hands away from his face and sniffs experimentally. 'I'm quite alright milady,' he sniffs again, 'But everything smells like iron'
Oh well.
It's probably temporary.
Probably.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 01, 2015, 11:33:02 PM
Ask if he's been avoiding me.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 02, 2015, 08:32:43 AM
'Agni,'
'Yes milady?'
'Have you been avoiding me?'
If only you could list the expressions that cross his face in the next three seconds. 'Avoiding- no - well that is- I mean I've been packing and unpacking.... Lot's of packing and there's the... the.... packing? And I set everything out for you so- and I'm sure you're tired and-'

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 02, 2015, 11:52:21 AM
Ask again until I get a straight answer.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 02, 2015, 11:54:49 AM
'Have.You.Been.Avoiding.Me.'
He blinks. '.....No. But every time I've tried to approach you I've gotten this weird prickling sensation in my arm'
'Aww, that's sweet! Sort of...'
He pulls his sleeve up and you see his forearm is wrapped in bloodstained bandages. 'A very STRONG prickling sensation'

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 02, 2015, 12:03:43 PM
PANIC
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 02, 2015, 12:10:19 PM
You scream. 'OHMYGODSOHMYGODSOHMYGODS!'
And it is at that moment that a black and blue blur tackles Agni to the ground, inserting a blue jade knife between his teeth before he can scream.
There is a moment of silence, broken only by a whimpering sound coming from someone.

1: Remain silent
2: Introduce Agni to your sister
3: Attack Lifen
4: Hug Lifen
5: Other
6: Combination
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on September 02, 2015, 12:11:11 PM
2
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 02, 2015, 12:11:40 PM
LIFEN NO WHAT HAVE YOU DONE
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 02, 2015, 12:15:19 PM
[Poked Agni with a knife whenever he gets too close to her baby sister apparently]

'Agni, this is my big sister Lifen, Lifen this is Agni'
'A pleasure' she says quietly'
'Asfghjkl' Agni says around the knife.

Say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 02, 2015, 12:16:51 PM
Ask Lifen what she's doing to Agni and request kindly that she stop because I actually like him.

(Wow, I thought Lanying was bad :P)
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 02, 2015, 12:20:01 PM
'Lifen why?'
'I thought he was an assassin'
'Why did you think he was an assassin Lifen?'
She holds up one of her knives. 'He had this'
'Where?'
'In his arm'
'Get off him Lifen'
Lifen gets off him, and folds her arms, frowning over her mask. 'He looked like an assassin...'
Agni just lies there, staring up at the ceiling, muttering something about; 'not going to last a week' or something like that.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on September 02, 2015, 12:23:22 PM
Comfort your Agni and glare at Lifen
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 02, 2015, 12:30:30 PM
You squat on the floor next to Agni and ruffle his hair. 'You okay Agni'
He starts laughing softly.
He's fiiiiiiine.
You glare at Lifen and notice that she's dressed as she usually is; with knives.
From head to toe every available area has a blue jade throwing knife roughly the length of your forearm tied to it. Five or so poke out from behind each shoulder like wings, another dozen on and around her hips, Gods know how many under her arms. Hugging her is like hugging a hedgehog, you know, you've tried. She adjusts the black cloth mask that covers the lower half of her face, covering from her nose to collarbones [where more knives are attached], then shrugs her shoulder length black hair back over her knife handles.
She glares back at you with her grey eyes and folds her arms, clad in elbow length blue jade gauntlets [with knives strapped to them] over her chest.
You spot something over her shoulder, something moving fast.

1: Warn her?
2: Don't warn her
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on September 02, 2015, 12:32:03 PM
1
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 02, 2015, 12:35:51 PM
You stand, 'Lifen behind you!'
Lifen turns,
But too slowly.
'LIIIIFEEEEEN!' Lanfen hits her with the force of a stampeding yeddim, lifting her off her feet in a spine bending cuddle of Exalted proportions.
Lifen screams like a, well, girl and vanishes; Lanfen falls flat on her back and you hear thuds retreating down the hallway.
Lanfen blows hair out of her face and punches the floor, splitting a plank in two. 'Damnit Lifen you can't solve all of your problems with invisibility!'
'YES I CAN!' her voice seems to come from everywhere at once.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 02, 2015, 12:37:00 PM
Try to protect Agni from the chaos of three Exalts in a room together.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 02, 2015, 12:57:47 PM
You stand over Agni defensively, arms raised in a defensive stance.
Lanfen flips to her feet and tugs her tunic over her head, revealing sarashi worn in the same pattern as you underneath. 'Where is she?!' she snaps.
You shrug. 'She's an Air Aspect, she could be anywhere'
Lanfen doesn't seem to be listening, throwing full force punches at every shifting shadow.
She whirls around to face you, throwing several feet of her perfect hair in a swinging arc.
And then,
Roughly two feet of one strand splits over an invisible knife blade.
Again you heart Lifens voice; 'Woops'
Lanfen stares at the fallen strand then turns to look at you.
Her eyes turn black.

You say/do?

Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on September 02, 2015, 01:02:32 PM
Say that it wasn't you and get out of the way before Lanfen's rage is unleashed.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 02, 2015, 01:02:56 PM
And take Agni with me to safety.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 02, 2015, 01:06:09 PM
'Ahahahaha nope' You grab Agni by the collar and leg it, dragging him across the floor behind you.
Suddenly a noise like rumbling boulders erupts from behind you and a shadow falls across you.
A moment later a drop of spray hits your shoulder.
A moment later a wall of water hits you.
And a moment after that you lose track of what's up and what's down as you spiral through inky blackness, still clutching Agni's collar.
You come to on the ground in what must have been a beautiful garden before the turf and topiary trees were annihilated by a miniature tsunami.
Fortunately you've landed on something soft, you shift and it makes a choking noise.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 02, 2015, 01:07:06 PM
See if it is either of my sisters. If so, stay put, if not, get off of what is probably Agni.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 02, 2015, 01:10:44 PM
You've landed on Agni.
Who has landed on Linfen.
He seems to be okay considering he landed on a walking pile of knives.
You climb off Agni and drag him off Linfen, who then vanishes as Lanfens fist digs a crater in the ground where she was a moment ago.
Lanfen lets out a bloodcurdling scream and hefts a marble bench over her head. 'THERE WILL BE BLOOD TONIGHT!' she screams.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 02, 2015, 01:11:42 PM
Maybe get myself and Agni back to the whatever we were travelling in and attempt to hightail it out of there before my sisters notice
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 02, 2015, 01:20:51 PM
You drag Agni to his feet and leg it, racing from the garden as something big breaks and you hear what sounds an awful lot like three trees falling down at once.
You haven't heard that noise in years.
Not since, well, your sisters were last home.
Agni gives you a boost up on to the carriage and he runs to fetch your staff, coming back staggering under the weight of your luggage.
As the sounds of elemental fury grow closer your staff find good reason to hurry up and you're on the move again within minutes.
You let out a sigh of relief as you turn the corner, and out of sight of the inn. 'Well, that was a nice place'
Agni is wringing water out of his jacket, 'So much for dressing warmly' he puts a hand on your shoulder, 'are you alri-' he yelps as a thin line of blood carves itself across the back of his hand.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 02, 2015, 01:23:39 PM
Scream and flail at the general area with the meteor hammer (but be reasonably careful not to hit Agni with it)
Also: DAMMIT LIFEN WHY
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 02, 2015, 01:29:19 PM
'GHOOOOOST!' you scream and unfurl your meteor hammer, swinging it with full force at the space behind Agni.
There is a scream and Lifen appears clinging to the roof. 'You hit me in the knife!' she squeals.
'Why Lifen?!
She lands cross legged and folds her arms. 'Reflex, I don't trust this peasant'
Agni opens his mouth to say something, she gives him a look that could split boulders.
He wordlessly stands up, walks to the edge of the carriage and steps off.
A moment later Lanfen climbs onto the carriage holding a grinning and blushing Agni in a princess carry. 'I caught your Agni trying to run away'
Sisters.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 02, 2015, 01:33:48 PM
Grab Agni, glare at both of them, and try to flee again.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 02, 2015, 01:37:47 PM
You grab Agni from Lanfen and jump off the front of the carriage, only to be pulled back down with a backside bruising thump by two hands on your belt.
'Aw come on Yingy!' Lanfen tucks you under one arm and proceeds to ruffle your hair into oblivion. 'We just got here!'
Lifen vanishes and Lanfens arm shoots out grabbing hold of her even while invisible and tucks her under the other arm. 'It's so nice to have us all together again!'
'Besides Li' Lifen mumbles.
'Forget Li' Lanfen says.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on September 02, 2015, 08:52:19 PM
Never forget Li.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 02, 2015, 09:21:30 PM
You swat Lanfen. 'We can never forget Li!'
Lanfen looks at you with eyes wide. 'Why not? I do it all the time!'
Agni snorts. You all turn to him, he blushes and bows, backing away to the rear of the carriage.
'Anyway,' Lanfen says, 'I know this might sound, well, a bit-'
You sigh. 'Just say it'
'I thought he would be the one to Exalt'
You blink a few times.
She puts a hand on your arm. 'Not like that! It's just, he's always so, hardworking and, well, obsessive and-'
'Li' you say nodding.
She smiles at you. Agni sighs.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on September 02, 2015, 10:36:58 PM
...where are we going again? :P
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 02, 2015, 10:41:19 PM
[Up the mountain, your destination is the accurately though unimaginatively named 'cold stone valley' in the fork of the peak. It's a mining settlement]
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on September 02, 2015, 10:42:56 PM
(oh, right. But I meant short-term; what were we doing here in the first place before our sisters rekd everything?)
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 02, 2015, 10:46:32 PM
[You stopped for the night at the Higurashi inn; a building that survived the fall of the Shogunate and the rise of the Realm but not you three stopping there for one night. You were only going to stay for the one night [unless you've changed your mind] and have just started on your way back up the mountain]
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on September 02, 2015, 10:47:33 PM
Let's start on the way back to the mountain, then. Onward!
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 02, 2015, 11:03:00 PM
The three of you catch up on lost time as the carriage trundles up the mountain. You mainly want to know what life is like inside an Immaculate monastery and they mainly want to be reminded of what life is like outside of one.
After around four hours of endless climbing under the shade of pines and cedars you reach a divide in the road.
To your right it folds back and forth on itself in a horrendously steep, though broad and secure, series of switchbacks, while to your left it curves on for as far as you can see upwards into the forested contours of the mountain.
Agni dismounts and stops to talk to two or three of the other servants, they chatter for a moment about mortal things, bow to each other and Agni returns.
He bows. 'Milady, the road ahead is divided'
You nod. 'Highly observant of you'
He clears his throat. 'If we follow the road to the right we will reach the valley more quickly, but if we pass ahead we will pass the local hot springs. Alternatively Jaq says-'
'Jaq?'
'A humble servant of yours'
'Ah'
'Jaq says that he knows of a shortcut through the abandoned mine system if we head to the left. Which route would you have us take?'

1: Ahead to the springs!
2: Right, let's waste no time!
3: Left, shortcut!
4: Let me think for a while....
5: Other
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 02, 2015, 11:40:32 PM
1!
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 03, 2015, 10:09:29 AM
You and Lanfen leap to your feat in tandem and point ahead dramatically.
'TO THE HOT SPRINGS!'
Lifen holds up one hand. 'Um, that might not be the best-'
'TO THE HOT SPRINGS!'
'Geysers in the mountains are usually-' She yelps as Lanfen kicks her over.
'Onward!' you yell.
You spend the next half hour climbing through the half twilight under the pine trees that infest this canyon. You realize that this is the upper reaches of the same seam where you met a God many years ago.
How time flies.
Eventually steam starts filtering between the trees. You dismount and follow the steam through the trees until you find it; a vast, bubbling pool of water fed by a steaming cascade of waterfalls that fill pool after pool before plummeting into this heated lagoon.
You put your fists on your hips and grin, now this is more like it.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on September 03, 2015, 10:22:46 AM
What we always do. Take a bath.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 03, 2015, 10:26:08 AM
A minute or so later finds the three of you in artifact towels getting ready to dive in. Well, two of you at least. Lifen is a little....shy.
Lanfen is currently rummaging through a bush looking for her. 'Lifen it's a bath! You can't have a bath in a bush!'
'YES I CAN!'
Honestly Lifen.
The only question remaining is; where to bathe?

1: Where the waterfall first lands; a deep, hot pool.
2: One of the overflows between the waterfall and the lagoon; a shallow, but private pool.
3: The main Lagoon; a vast, warm pond.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on September 03, 2015, 10:26:50 AM
2
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 03, 2015, 10:36:42 AM
You run around the edge of the pool, shivering slightly in the breeze and climb up on to the steps of rock beneath the waterfall, there you find a round pool brimming with hot water that overlooks the lagoon.
You step in, wincing momentarily at the heat before immersing yourself up to the chin like a veteran bather.
Lanfen hops in next to you, tying her hair back as she does, all the while keeping an eye out for Linfen.
'Hey,' she says, 'Why isn't your Agni joining us?'

1: Call Agni
2: Tell Lanfen to get her own pool
3: Look around for Lifen
4: Admire the scenery
5: Ask Lanfen something [what?]
6: Talk about something [what?]
7: Other
8: Combination
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on September 03, 2015, 10:37:48 AM
4 while 3. And while you're at it, also check for a nearby Agni.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 03, 2015, 10:42:07 AM
'Not sure' you say, glancing around as you do. You have to admit the view is spectacular. From here you can see out over the mountains, studded with the lights of villages and towns, over the plains glistening with rivers and cities all the way to the impossibly vast, gleaming silver spike of the Jade mountain rearing its head above the imperial mountains. The center of the world, and you can see it from your bathtub.
The bathtub itself is nice enough, you're surrounded by bamboo and flowers that you can't quite name. And oddly enough, poking slightly out of a nearby patch of flowers is a tuft of red hair.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 03, 2015, 10:44:20 AM
Call to the red hair. Insist that it join the bath.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 03, 2015, 10:48:38 AM
'Oy! Red hair in the bushes!' it shifts slightly, 'Yes you! Come join the bath! I insist!' The bushes rustle, then part, to reveal a short, red furred little creature with immense ears and a banded tail.

http://seveninchesofyourtime.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Yawning-Red-Panda.jpg

It tilts its head to one side and yawns, letting out a quiet 'meep!'.

Your reaction?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 03, 2015, 11:12:40 AM
Continue to insist the red panda join me in the bath. Or that it help me find Lifen and Agni.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 03, 2015, 12:12:50 PM
You stand up and beckon to the little fluff beast. 'Helooo!'
'Meep!'
'Aw, do you want have a bath?'
'Meep!'
'What's that boy?'
'Meep!'
It staggers closer on its stumpy legs, whatever it is it can't be much more than a baby. You reach for it and it stares at your fingers, blinks twice, then jumps and wraps its paws and teeth around your hand.
Aaw
And ouch
But aaw
You pick him up. 'Hewwo, do you wanna hewp me find Agni and Wifen?'
He waves his tiny paws in the air. 'Meep!'

You say/do?
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 03, 2015, 12:19:09 PM
Omg it's almost midnight here and I almost woke up my mom laughing XD

Interpret the 'meep' as a 'yes'. Proceed accordingly.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on September 03, 2015, 12:29:03 PM
XD
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 03, 2015, 12:31:33 PM
[That is the greatest use of quote I have seen in my life. Bless you.]

You nod to the new recruit and place him on your shoulder. He immediately climbs on to your head and gets a foothold in your hair. He meeps contentedly and snuggles in for the adventure.
You gesture for him to be quiet as you hear Lanfen quietly sobbing at the combined cuteness of her baby sister with a red panda hat.
Shut up Lanfen you think.
'Shut up Lanfen' you say.
You step out of the bath and are immediately hit by a freezing mountain breeze.
Hold on,
You look in the direction of the breeze and see nothing, but more importantly you don't see any trees moving with the wind, except in the area within a few meters of you.
Hmmmmm.....

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 03, 2015, 12:34:15 PM
Grab Lifen.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 03, 2015, 12:42:01 PM
Very well.

Roll Grapple: Martial Arts + Strength = 9d10

http://www.roll-dice-online.com/
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on September 03, 2015, 12:44:24 PM
4 - 4 - 1 - 5 - 2 - 4 - 3 - 8 - 2
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 03, 2015, 12:44:48 PM
D:
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on September 03, 2015, 12:53:09 PM
we should get extra points for Pan's pro usage of my quote
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 03, 2015, 12:55:38 PM
[Done deal]

You dive forward in a tackle/hug combination only to be hit by a pulse of air that strips bamboo of its leaves and almost dislodges the meeper from your head.
There is a splash in the pool behind you followed by a second splash as Lanfen rises like a shark from beneath the surface and hoists Lifen overhead, who becomes visible a moment later. You notice that while she is in a towel like the two of you she still hasn't removed her mask.
As you watch the two of them overbalance and collapse into the pool you realize that these two are immaculate monks; trained to bring down the enemies of Creation.
Dragons help us all.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 03, 2015, 01:32:30 PM
Call for Agni at get back in the water with them.

(I'm going to bed now, good night!)
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 03, 2015, 01:52:35 PM
[Good night]

You climb back into the bath, dodging the two brawlers as they scatter scalding water. You cup your hands around your mouth and yell, Lanfen and Lifen actually stop fighting for a moment to cover their ears. 'AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGNNNNIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!'
Even the birds are silent after your earsplitting yell, soon after you hear an answer.
'Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?'

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 03, 2015, 11:32:08 PM
Tell him to join us in the bath.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 04, 2015, 11:31:49 AM
'COOOME JOIIIN UUUUUUUUUUUS!'
Lanfen shakes her head and makes a tsk tsk noise. 'Lanying! As a chosen of the Water Dragon and Immaculate Monk it is my duty to inform you that inviting a boy to bathe with you is intemperate behavior that is likely holding you back from enlightenment and that a Monk must not indulge in such actions.'
You blink. 'And?'
'And you're not a monk, go ahead'
'I'm quite alright milady!' he calls back, 'I bathed before we left!'

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on September 04, 2015, 12:34:48 PM
Tell him that he could always use another bath. Since cleanliness is next to godliness and all - literally, since you are a demigod and he will be bathing next to you.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 04, 2015, 12:35:17 PM
And if that doesn't work tell him you found his doppelgangar.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 04, 2015, 12:41:51 PM
[That, is actually super convincing. Wow.]

'Oh come on! You can always use another one!'
'Really milady I'm-'
'Cleanliness is next to Godliness'
'Yes but-'
'Because I'm a demigod'
'Yes but-'
'And you'll be bathing next to me'
'Yes but-'
'I also have someone for you to meet'
There is a sigh that echoes through the glade.
You keep a close eye on the treeline by the carriage, waiting for Agni to emerge, then jump and scream as he suddenly steps into the bath behind you. 'Very well milady who did you-' He blinks, staring at the creature on your head.
'Milady what is that?'

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on September 04, 2015, 12:43:09 PM
Say that it's his doppelgänger, of course :3
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 04, 2015, 12:44:54 PM
And that I have named him Agni Jr.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 04, 2015, 12:45:49 PM
'He is your doppelganger of course! And I have named him Agni Jr!' you say brightly.
He tilts his head to one side, the creature copies him.
You hug it and it lets out a quiet 'meep!'. You grin, 'Don't you see?'
He looks at you with an impassive stone face. 'I have no idea what you're-' Lanfen suddenly hugs him from behind, hard, his face turns red, 'MEEP!'

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on September 04, 2015, 12:46:45 PM
Point out that they are clearly twins, since they are both cute red meeping things.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 04, 2015, 12:49:43 PM
'You see? You're both adorable, you both have red hair, and you both make the same noise when your lungs collapse!' Lanfen gives him an extra squeeze to prove it.
'Clearly separated at birth' Lifen says quietly.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on September 04, 2015, 12:51:16 PM
Tell Lanfen to let go so he can bathe alreadyyy
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 04, 2015, 12:54:03 PM
'Let go of him Lanfen let him bathe'
Lanfen pulls him closer to her side of the bath. 'Well maybe I'm going to help him bathe?'
Agni's mouth shuts with an audible 'clop!'.
Lifen sinks beneath the surface of the water until only her eyes and nose are visible; removing herself from the line of fire.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on September 04, 2015, 12:55:32 PM
(poor Agni ::) )

Splash Lanfen. Bad Lanfen
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 04, 2015, 01:01:41 PM
'Hey!' you kick a wall of water at her.
She uses Agni as a shield and splashes back.
Oh.
Wow.
You forgot she was a water aspect.
Her 'splash' displaces all water in the pool and throws you through the bushes and out the other side.
You bounce off a clump of bamboo and Agni Jr scurries under a log, meeping all the way.
'Oops' Lanfen calls.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 04, 2015, 01:10:24 PM
Grab Agni Jr., secure his place on my head, and magic-throw a rock at Lanfen. I'm sure there's an official charm for that but I don't remember what it is.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 04, 2015, 01:15:25 PM
You grab Agni Jr and place him firmly on your head before stamping hard, launcing a boulder the size of a melon into the air and punching it with the heel of your palm.

CURRENT ESSENCE:

Personal: 18
Peripheral: 27-8=19

Roll Dexterity 3 + Craft 1 + Accuracy 2 = 6d10

http://www.roll-dice-online.com/





Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 04, 2015, 01:18:09 PM
Result

5 - 10 - 1 - 4 - 1 - 8

(Mmmmmm O_O)
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 04, 2015, 01:26:02 PM
[No it's a pretty good roll. That's three successes for six dice, statistically it should only be two]

8 - 5 - 3 - 1 - 9 - 3 - 10 - 5 - 7 - 8 - 4 - 4

5 successes!

You fail by 2!


The rock punches a hole through the curtain of bushes. You see Lanfen launch herself from Agni's lap, twist in the air and shatter the boulder on her knee.
She lands, reaches up to undo her bun and shakes her hair free.
She smiles prettily and tilts her head to one side. 'Come on Yingy, try again!'

You say/do?



Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 04, 2015, 01:27:39 PM
Dramatically toss my hair and pose threateningly.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 04, 2015, 01:32:12 PM
You shake your own hair free and give it a quick whip, shaking it back over your shoulder before rising on to the balls of your feet and rocking back and forth in a sparring position.
Lanfen pouts. 'Oh come on Yingy, you're overreacting just a little don't you think?'
'I think you're all overreacting...' Lifen mutters.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 04, 2015, 01:33:30 PM
Send Agni Jr. to protect Agni Sr. And to talk some sense into Lifen, because obviously I am not overreacting.

(I'm going to bed now, goodnight!)
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 04, 2015, 01:42:57 PM
[Goodnight!]

You toss Agni Jr past Lanfens head, who, to her credit doesn't even blink. He lands on Agni Sr's face, who immediately screams as tiny clawed feet start finding something to grip. Precious baby.
You and Lanfen both turn to Lifen. 'I sincerely hope that you aren't implying that Martial Arts don't solve everything Lifen' Lanfen says.
'Because they do' you add, 'Also we aren't overreacting so shut up'
Lanfen nods. 'Indeed, and on that note,' she turns to face you and raises her hands, palms up to waist height. Behind her a wave of water rolls out of the countless plunge pools and builds up behind her, climbing twice her height and blocking out the moonlight.
Lanfens silhouette tilts its head to one side. 'Dodge this' she says, and thrusts her arms forward.

Dodge: (Dexterity 3 + Dodge 1 + Specialty 0 + Essence 2) = 6
Parry:  (Dexterity 3+ Combat Ability 5+ Specialty 0+ Weapon Defense 0) = 8


EXCELLENCIES:

FIRST MARTIAL ART EXCELLENCY:

You can buy up to 5 successes at a cost of 1 mote each.

SECOND MARTIAL ART EXCELLENCY:

You can buy up to 5 extra dice at a cost of 1 mote each.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 04, 2015, 11:34:26 PM
Lanfen's seen The Matrix?

Parry

Result

1 - 8 - 9 - 7 - 2 - 5 - 6 - 6
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 05, 2015, 02:25:35 PM
The Matrix, you mean that story about small groups of people who develop supernatural powers through martial arts and sheer force of will? ::)

3 successes!

10 - 10 - 10 - 5 - 1 - 1 - 8

You fail by 4!

You receive 4 bashing damage - Stamina [2] = 2 bashing damage.

-0X
-1X-1
-2-2-2
-3-3-3
-4-4

From now on all actions are taken with -1 dice.


The wave slams into your crossed arms, lifting you off the ground and blasting you through a curtain of bamboo. You hit the ground and roll back on to your feet. Well, that was something.

1: Stop fighting, you really are overreacting.
2: Clinch: Grapple Lanfen, roll 9 d10 http://www.roll-dice-online.com/
3: Punch: Plus 1 accuracy Plus 2 defense on next parry or dodge. Roll 9 d10
4: Kick: Plus 2 damage. Roll 8d10.
5: Throw boulder: - 8 Essence roll 6d10
6: Other?
7: Flurry, take multiple actions

EXCELLENCIES:

FIRST MARTIAL ART EXCELLENCY:

You can buy up to 5 successes at a cost of 1 mote each.

SECOND MARTIAL ART EXCELLENCY:

You can buy up to 5 extra dice at a cost of 1 mote each.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 05, 2015, 02:35:39 PM
Fair enough

2

Result

5 - 6 - 1 - 8 - 4 - 8 - 10 - 2 - 4
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 05, 2015, 02:44:56 PM
4 successes!

6 - 5 - 8 - 3 - 5 - 9 - 8 - 2 - 6

3 successes!

You win by 1!

You hit Lanfen like a tiny bull, knocking her to her knees, twisting one arm behind her back and leaning her forward.

You are in control of a clinch!

Options:

Break Hold - Throw target prone or throw (Strength 4) yards away. Target takes 1 bashing damage for each yard travelled or for each yard they didn't travel if they hit something.
Crush - Roll 9d10. Each extra success deals 1 bashing damage.
Hold - Hold her motionless


EXCELLENCIES:

FIRST MARTIAL ART EXCELLENCY:

You can buy up to 5 successes at a cost of 1 mote each.

SECOND MARTIAL ART EXCELLENCY:

You can buy up to 5 extra dice at a cost of 1 mote each.


http://www.roll-dice-online.com/
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 05, 2015, 02:54:03 PM
Crush

Result

8 - 9 - 3 - 5 - 7 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 9
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 05, 2015, 03:03:37 PM
4 successes!

5 - 7 - 5 - 1 - 2 - 4 - 1 - 10 - 4

3 successes!

You succeed by 1!


You wait for Lanfen to try and push herself back to her feet, then lean back, causing her to overbalance with a yelp of surprise, the moment before you hit the ground you turn so that she lands underneath you.

LANFEN HEALTH:

-0X
-1
-2-2
-3-3
-4


'Oow!'
'Sorry'
'You're gonna be' she mutters and shifts her weight.

She is attempting to break free of the clinch!

7 - 2 - 10 - 4 - 4 - 7 - 9 - 9 - 7

7 successes!

Roll 9d10 to maintain clinch!


http://www.roll-dice-online.com/

EXCELLENCIES:

FIRST MARTIAL ART EXCELLENCY:

You can buy up to 5 successes at a cost of 1 mote each.

SECOND MARTIAL ART EXCELLENCY:

You can buy up to 5 extra dice at a cost of 1 mote each.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 05, 2015, 11:42:24 PM
Result

6 - 7 - 4 - 3 - 8 - 5 - 7 - 6 - 6
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 14, 2015, 12:09:16 PM
3 successes!

You fail by 4!

Lanfen takes control of the clinch!


Lanfen stands to her full height, your arms slip and your feet leave the ground for a moment, she twists under your arms and hefts you up on to her shoulder.
You start punching her back and flailing your legs. 'PUT ME DOWN!'
'Hmm? Sorry? What was that?' Lanfen turns back and forth, pantomiming looking around for you as she bashes your head on a stalk of bamboo.
Hmph

You say/do?

Combined with-

1: Give up?
2: Look over at Lifen and Agni?
3: Cuddle Agni Jr?
4: Take control of the clinch? [roll 9d10?]
5: Other?


http://www.roll-dice-online.com/

EXCELLENCIES:

FIRST MARTIAL ART EXCELLENCY:

You can buy up to 5 successes at a cost of 1 mote each.

SECOND MARTIAL ART EXCELLENCY:

You can buy up to 5 extra dice at a cost of 1 mote each.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 14, 2015, 01:20:48 PM
2, and ask them if they're enjoying the show.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 14, 2015, 01:31:29 PM
You twist your head in the direction of Agni and Lifen, 'Enjoying the show?' you ask.
Agni gives a polite wave and smiles. 'Very well thank you'
Lifen jabs his shoulder with a knife. 'Pervert' she mutters, then glances to the left, her eyes narrowing before she vanishes with a splash.
Lanfen turns to Agni and bows theatrically, for a moment your feet touch the ground.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 14, 2015, 11:32:05 PM
Wasn't there something really badass I can do as long as my feet are on the ground?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 14, 2015, 11:40:41 PM
Any Jade Mountain Style technique, namely Pillar of Marble stance which makes you impossible to move for one turn, at the cost of 1 mote.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 14, 2015, 11:52:43 PM
Wait, can I do mountain out of a molehill?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 14, 2015, 11:54:02 PM
Do you want to  ::) ?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 15, 2015, 12:01:17 AM
Yes.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 15, 2015, 11:12:25 AM
[Oh, should probably ask which direction you want to go in]
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 15, 2015, 11:33:55 AM
Up.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 15, 2015, 12:10:55 PM
[Of course  ::) ]

A white flash jumps from your toe to the earth.
The ground rumbles for a moment.
And then a pillar of granite erupts under Lanfens feet, your neck cricks with whiplash and gale force wind flattens your hair against your head.
Branches slash past you as you spear upwards, eventually pausing for a moment surrounded by bamboo at the apex of your climb, it's peaceful, the only sound being Lanfens screams as she clings to you.
You catch a glimpse of something through the trees, near your carriage before your stomach falls and mother Gaia pulls you back to earth.
Hard.
You land neatly, your feet punching twin craters in the soil.
Lanfen screams the whole way down and lands spread-eagled in the pool with a wince inducing SMACK.
Agni starts wringing water out of Agni Jr and smiles briefly. 'I think you won milady'

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 15, 2015, 12:11:58 PM
Smile gloatingly and get back in the water.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 15, 2015, 12:21:26 PM
You'd hide your smugness,
But you won.
You won big time.
You slide back into the bath and fold your arms behind your head. You poke Lanfens floating figure with one toe, she can breathe right?
She sinks beneath the water.
Yeah, she's fine.
Agni yelps and Lanfen suddenly slithers out of the water and on to his lap. She loops her arms around his neck and rests her head on his shoulder. 'Fiiiiine Yingy, you win.'

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 15, 2015, 12:24:14 PM
Grab my Agni from her. Both of my Agnis.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 15, 2015, 12:31:48 PM
You grab Agni's arm and tug him towards you, he overbalances and Lanfen falls into the water with a yelp. Agni Jr runs along your arm on to your shoulder as Lanfen grabs Agni's other arm and pulls him back.

Roll Athletics 2 + Strength 4 = 6 d10

http://www.roll-dice-online.com/
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 15, 2015, 12:48:20 PM
Result

10 - 5 - 9 - 9 - 3 - 9

(Oh yeah 8))
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 15, 2015, 01:01:24 PM
5 successes on 6 dice. U r freaking stronk.

10 - 2 - 8 - 7 - 7

5 successes on 5 dice. Lanfen is freaking stronk.

It's a tie!


You each brace yourselves and pull hard, Agnis arms straighten in each direction. 'Ow' he says.
You dig your heels in and heave again, just as Lanfen turns and leans away, adding her weight to the tug of war.
'Ow'

Roll again.

http://www.roll-dice-online.com/
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 15, 2015, 01:30:28 PM
(Lanfen why D,:)

Result

6 - 5 - 6 - 9 - 6 - 9
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 15, 2015, 01:36:16 PM
[Lanying why?]

2 successes!

9 - 6 - 10 - 10 - 6

5 successes!

The spiders have spoken.


Your grip slips and you fall over backwards, water covers your face and you reach the surface coughing. You look around and-
Huh, they're gone.
Okaaaaaay.

Roll Awareness 2 + Perception 2 = 4d10

http://www.roll-dice-online.com/

Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 15, 2015, 11:26:01 PM
Result

5 - 5 - 6 - 6

(Wooooow ::))
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 16, 2015, 11:03:01 AM
They have vanished. They are invisible. Lifen has clearly abducted them. Or a sorceror. A sorceror has abducted them? Maybe, in which case you must rescue them. It could be fae. It could be Anathema. Maybe demons, demons are always possible.
They've been captured by sorceror fae that are also demons and Lifen.
You cuddle Agni Jr closer to you.

Now what?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 16, 2015, 12:09:25 PM
Get dressed. I can't save my siblings and servant in a towel.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 16, 2015, 12:25:31 PM
You evacuate the bath as quietly as possible, can't have the demon-fae-Lifen-sorceror hear you.
You dash to the bushes where you first changed and place Agni Jr on the ground as you grab your clothes and step into the thicket. No sooner have you finished tying your sarashi when you notice a rustling noise behind you.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 16, 2015, 12:30:33 PM
Shout menacingly and violently kick in the direction of the rustling noise.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 16, 2015, 12:35:41 PM
You let out a furious 'KIAI! and kick in the direction of the noise.

Roll 10d10

http://www.roll-dice-online.com/
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 16, 2015, 01:14:04 PM
Result

2 - 5 - 7 - 5 - 9 - 6 - 10 - 5 - 4 - 10
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 16, 2015, 02:54:42 PM
6 successes!

Attacking from stealth makes your attack impossible to parry or dodge.

Damage = Successes 6 + Strength 4 + Kick 2 - enemy Stamina 1 = 11 bashing damage.

-0Z
-1Z-1X
-2X-2X
-3X-3X
-4X

Incapacitated:

-0X

Knockback of one meter per surplus damage point occurs if your base damage exceeds the enemies Stamina + Resistance X 2. Enemy Stamina + Resistance = 2.

= 7 meters knockback!

Translation: Lanying is freaking stronk and you just knocked a man unconscious with one kick.


You twist on one heel, your leg lashes out at head height like a striking snake. Your heel impacts something solid with enough force to hurl it back through the bushes, splitting them down the middle and scattering leaves and flowers every which way.
You lower your leg and realize that what you hit was Mnemon Caras Changming, who is now lying flat on his back a half dozen meters away with a thin dribble of blood seeping from his nose and a towel lying next to him.
Oh,
Right.
Other people use these springs too.
'WE'RE UNDER ATTACK!' A voice yells, you look up and see his retinue of soldiers scrambling to their feet, spilling their noodles, grabbing their weapons and slamming their helmets back on their heads.
Well this can't get any worse.
The air distorts to the right and left of you and you find yourself blanketed in the shadow of two eight foot tall....THINGS.

(http://img13.deviantart.net/301a/i/2005/312/3/0/guardian_spirit_by_gorrem.jpg)

So.

Now what?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 16, 2015, 11:30:23 PM
Apologize and see if they'll help me save my sisters and Agni.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 17, 2015, 09:59:35 AM
Woah.
'Um, sorry about that?' you say. The soldiers don't seem to hear you and the two creatures faces are unreadable. They lower their heads and stare at Changming, then raise their eyes to you.
'Uh, maybe you fellas could help me look for my-'
They break into a sprint towards you faster than you can blink.

What do you say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 17, 2015, 10:11:12 AM
Run while emitting a high-piched shriek. But don't forget Agni Jr.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 17, 2015, 11:05:40 AM
You scream and run for it, cursing your tiny legs as the gigantic creatures draw closer and closer. You hear the soldiers thrashing through the undergrowth, probably not exactly sure what they're supposed to be doing, but doing their best nonetheless.
Where do you run to?

1: Into the lagoon?
2: Around the lagoon back up to the bathing pools?
3: Up to the waterfall?
4: Into the bamboo forest?
5: Back to the road?
6: Other?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 17, 2015, 12:02:23 PM
2
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 17, 2015, 12:17:03 PM
You turn left sharply, dashing around the rim of the lagoon and heading back for the tub pools. A spear buries itself in the tree in front of you, you leap and step off it to gain distance, you hear it splinter under the weight of one of the beasts behind you.
You finally reach the pools, the creatures are no where to be seen but you can see the soldiers forming up and beginning to climb up to the pools.

What do you do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 17, 2015, 01:00:52 PM
Try to hide underwater.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 17, 2015, 01:03:20 PM
You duck out of sight and hop back into the pool you were bathing in a moment ago, you push your head under the water, then start pulling yourself downwards as your natural buoyancy fights to pull you back up. A few bubbles escape from your nose, a moment later a burst of bubbles erupts from the bottom of the pool.
Okay.
Don't panic.
There is something breathing down there.

What do you do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 17, 2015, 01:05:49 PM
Find a stick and poke the thing that is breathing. Maybe it's friendly. And if it's not I'm probably not all that more screwed than if I don't poke it. I mean I'm running anyway.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 17, 2015, 01:08:16 PM
You grab a piece of wood jammed between two rocks and poke the source of the bubbles. Something hits you and bubbles go everywhere and you lose your breath and you rise to the surface, rubbing the water out of your eyes. A mound of black tendrils is a mere foot away from it.
You scream and hit it with the stick, Lanfen yelps and swats the stick away before brushing the hair out of her eyes.
'Okay okay! Enough sticks you found us!'

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 17, 2015, 01:14:39 PM
Hug her and babble about how glad I am that she managed to escape the demon-fae-Linfen-sorcerer and where is Agni
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 17, 2015, 01:19:11 PM
You hug her, tight and start bawling into her shoulder. 'OhmyGodsohmyGodsI'msogladyousurvivedIthoughtthedemon-fae-Lifen-sorcerorateyoursoulorbrainsorsoulandbrainsbutyou'realiveI'msohappyWHEREISAGNI!'
Lanfen just stares at you for a moment, her brain catching up with your mouth. 'Oh right.'
She moves her arm and Agni rises to the surface next to her, his cheeks bright red.
'I took him with me' she says and shrugs.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 17, 2015, 01:41:09 PM
Verify that Agni is alive.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 17, 2015, 01:44:52 PM
You put a hand on his forehead, it's warm, you aren't sure what that means, is he sick? Is he dead?*
Agni blinks. 'Um, milady?'
Lanfen swats your hand away and punches you on the shoulder. 'He's fiiiiine. I made sure he had plenty of air.' she winks at him and nudges him with her elbow. He suddenly finds something interesting to look at in the opposite direction.

You say/do?


*No you do not have any points in medicine.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 17, 2015, 01:45:46 PM
Realize what she meant and glare at her.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 17, 2015, 01:48:49 PM
You look at Agni.
You look at Lanfen.
You look at Agni.
You GLARE at Lanfen.

https://breakingchase.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/angry-eyes.jpg

She smiles innocently. 'Whaaat? I couldn't just let him drown! And besides, it was only for like ten minutes'
You hear noises behind you.
'Um, milady?' Agni says.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 17, 2015, 01:50:07 PM
What Agni
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 17, 2015, 01:52:57 PM
'What is it Agni?' you turn to look just as the first creature climbs over the waterfall, scans the area, then charges towards you, all six of its limbs carving handfuls of stone with each step.
Lanfen takes a step back. 'Um, Yingy?' What exactly did you do?!'
You hear the soldiers behind you yell as they spot you.
Agni just sits down and rests his head on one hand, muttering something about his pay.
Agni Jr whines on your shoulder and you hear a crashing noise drawing closer through the woods.

So.

Now what?

You say/do?

Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 17, 2015, 11:33:37 PM
Explain that I knocked out this guy because I thought he kidnapped Lanfen and Agni. Then grab Agni and continue running.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 18, 2015, 01:22:13 PM
'I sort of might have killed a Mnemon cause I thought he kidnapped you two and now I'm running. Bye!' You grab Agni and leg it. You don't make it five paces from the pool before Agni shoves you to one side as a pair of clawed paws carve tunnels in the rock, spraying you with water.
You stagger and fall, the creature raises another paw before it's hit by a torrent of water, courtesy of Lanfen.

What do you do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 18, 2015, 01:36:57 PM
Offer Lanfen a high-five.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 18, 2015, 01:58:18 PM
You stand and offer Lanfen a high five, she pushes you aside and guides another blast of hot water into the beasts face, knocking it flat on its rear. 'Come on Yingy don't just stand there!'

What do you do?

1: Try to explain yourself to the soldiers?
2: Attack the soldiers?
3: Attack the creature Lanfen is attacking?
4: Attack the other creature?
5: Run away with Agni?
6: Run away by yourself?
7: Use a charm [what?]
8: Other?
9: Combination?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 18, 2015, 02:01:20 PM
1
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 18, 2015, 02:08:38 PM
You hold your hands up as the soldiers approach, they slow their advance but don't release their grip on their weapons.

'Listen, I think we got off on the wrong foot...'

Roll Persuasion = Manipulation 2 + Presence 2 = 4d10 [plus 2 on a stunt]

http://www.roll-dice-online.com/
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 18, 2015, 02:19:13 PM
Result

1 - 3 - 3 - 10
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 18, 2015, 05:33:02 PM
2 successes!

10 - 6 - 4 - 5 - 5

2 successes!

A draw...


The soldiers pause, looking over your shoulder at Lanfen driving her heel into one of the monsters cheeks, striking sparks of Essence before landing, spinning and emptying a pool of its water as she slams a rope of liquid into its chest.
'DO YOU LIKE THAT?! DO YOU?!'
You hear them muttering to each other.
You blow hair out of your face. It's like they haven't seen a girl topple an unspeakable spirit monster single handed, unarmed and undressed.
I mean, you yourself did that twice this week.
You catch fragments of conversation.
'-Dragon Blooded-?'
'-we supposed to-?
'But they're holy!'
'I'm not reincarnating as a cockroach!'
'Me neither!'
'But Lord Changming-'
Hmm. They seem to be figuring out whether their duty to protect their lord is more or less important than their subservience to the Dragon Blooded.
Well,
What do you say and/or do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 18, 2015, 11:33:31 PM
Apologize again and try to leave with Agni and Lanfen.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 22, 2015, 12:05:27 PM
You back away, smiling in the friendliest way you can. 'Again, so sorry for knocking out your lord'
You turn and wonder why that fist is suddenly getting so much bigger.
And then it hits you.

Do you-?*

1: Parry? [8d10+2]
2: Dodge? [7d10+2]

http://www.roll-dice-online.com/

*I've decided to give you guys the plus 2 stunt bonus for all actions now because seeing as I describe the actions it basically makes it a stunt, but if you guys describe how you want to do something I'll consider it a 3 point stunt.

Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 22, 2015, 12:27:58 PM
Dodge

Result

10 - 6 - 10 - 7 - 10 - 10 - 8

(WHAT)
(Also. That pun. That pun ::))
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 22, 2015, 12:44:11 PM
[I AM GUESSING YOU ARE SAYING WHAT AT THAT GODLIKE ROLL IN WHICH CASE YES WHAT THE FRICK FRACK.]
[ ::) ]

10 Successes!

10 - 10 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 5 - 8 - 1

5 Successes!

You succeed by X2!


The paw rockets towards your face with claws extended, the arm itself is almost as thick as your entire body.
Agni throws himself to the ground.
You raise one hand and drive one finger into the palm, stopping the arm dead.
The creature lurches as its inertia just vanishes, instantly and totally. It swings the second arm on that side down on to the back of its paw, you simple extend a second finger and block that as well.
You flex your arm and push and the creature almost falls over as you shove it back.
You brace yourself and smile, taking up a combat posture.
Behind you you hear a shout as your own guards break cover, charging forwards.
Lanfen squawks with surprise as a second spirit materializes behind her and aims a swat that comes within inches of taking her head off.

what now?

1: Mountain out of molehill ascent? [10 motes, up to 30 meter range]
2: Blood of the Earth Dragon? [6 motes, 6d10]
3: Punch? [10d10, plus 2 parry against the next attack]
4: Kick? [8d10, plus 2 damage on impact]
5: Run away? [Into the woods? Off the waterfalls? Etc.]
6: Guard? [Simple wait for the next attack, your dodge and parry dice pools remain at full]
7: Give your guards an order [they are currently attacking, what other order do you have for them?]
8: Grapple? [9d10]
9: Flurry? [Take multiple actions from the above list with a dice penalty for each, can only kick 2 times in a flurry, punch 3 times or grapple once]

EXCELLENCIES:

FIRST MARTIAL ART EXCELLENCY:

Buy up to 5 successes at a cost of one mote each.

SECOND MARTIAL ART EXCELLENCY:

Buy up to 5 extra dice at a cost of one mote each.


And remember; any action involving dice gets +2 dice
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 22, 2015, 01:29:42 PM
(YES I AM WHAT AT THE GODLIKE ROLL)

Guard.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 22, 2015, 01:43:29 PM
You brace yourself, planting your feet firmly as it attacks with an avalanche of swinging paws. From the splashing around you it can be guessed that the enemy soldiers will reach you soon.
Lanfen takes a leaf from your book, going on the defensive, bobbing and weaving as fists fall like rain.

The opponent has started a 2 attack flurry!

The opponent will attack with 6d10

You have two turns until the soldiers reach you.


Do you-?

1: Parry? [8d10+2]
2: Dodge? [8d10+2]


EXCELLENCIES:

FIRST MARTIAL ART EXCELLENCY:

Buy up to 5 successes at a cost of one mote each.

SECOND MARTIAL ART EXCELLENCY:

Buy up to 5 extra dice at a cost of one mote each.

CHARMS:

PILLAR OF MARBLE STANCE:


For one mote you may ignore all knock back from a single, non-magical attack.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 22, 2015, 01:53:12 PM
Parry

Result

10 - 6 - 2 - 2 - 9 - 6 - 6 - 4
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 22, 2015, 01:57:39 PM
3 successes!

6 - 5 - 6 - 8 - 1 - 8

2 successes!

You succeed by 1!


You swat the first three paws aside with stinging open handed slaps, they close like the fly traps of Venus as the fourth paw on the creatures bottom right springs from hiding and lunges at your face.
Lanfen overbalances, six fists swing towards her in unison.

Do you-?

1: Parry? [8d10+2-1=9d10]
2: Dodge? [8d10+2-1=9d10]


EXCELLENCIES:

FIRST MARTIAL ART EXCELLENCY:

Buy up to 5 successes at a cost of one mote each.


SECOND MARTIAL ART EXCELLENCY:

Buy up to 5 extra dice at a cost of one mote each.

CHARMS:

PILLAR OF MARBLE STANCE:

For one mote you may ignore all knock back from a single, non-magical attack.

Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 22, 2015, 11:35:11 PM
Dodge

Result

3 - 9 - 3 - 5 - 10 - 8 - 1 - 7 - 7
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 23, 2015, 03:33:45 PM
7 successes!

8 - 2 - 10 - 5 - 10

5 successes!

You succeed by 1!


You rise on one toe and pirouette to safety, the fist breezes past you at waist height. The creature takes a step to balance itself and you duck, passing between its legs and spinning to a stop on the other side.
Lanfen turns her trip into a somersault and leaps towards her target, launching a fist at its head but there is a thud and a splash and she passes through empty air.
'Oh no you don't!' she mutters and extends her arm, closing her fist around something invisible.
The spirit reappears a moment later with Lanfens hand around its throat.
She pulls it closer. 'Guess who's an Immaculate Monk?' she says sweetly and splits its chin on her knee, throwing it back and spilling a smear of glittering ichor across the pool. She casually tilts her head to one side, dodging a blow from behind.
You can't see Agni, but that's probably for the best.
You can't see Lifen, but then again you rarely do.

You have one turn until the soldiers reach you.

what now?

1: Mountain out of molehill ascent? [10 motes, up to 30 meter range]
2: Blood of the Earth Dragon? [6 motes, 6d10]
3: Punch? [10d10, plus 2 parry against the next attack]
4: Kick? [8d10, plus 2 damage on impact]
5: Run away? [Into the woods? Off the waterfalls? Etc.]
6: Guard? [Simple wait for the next attack, your dodge and parry dice pools remain at full]
7: Give your guards an order [they are currently attacking, what other order do you have for them?]
8: Grapple? [9d10]
9: Flurry? [Take multiple actions from the above list with a dice penalty for each, can only kick 2 times in a flurry, punch 3 times or grapple once]


EXCELLENCIES:

FIRST MARTIAL ART EXCELLENCY:

Buy up to 5 successes at a cost of one mote each.

SECOND MARTIAL ART EXCELLENCY:

Buy up to 5 extra dice at a cost of one mote each.


And remember; any action involving dice gets +2 dice

http://www.roll-dice-online.com/
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 23, 2015, 11:31:00 PM
Punch

Result

8 - 6 - 7 - 4 - 1 - 8 - 9 - 9 - 4 - 6 - 6 - 2
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 24, 2015, 12:12:56 PM
5 successes!

2 - 6 - 7 - 3 - 5 - 4 - 6 - 1 - 1 - 3

1 success!

You win by 4!


You tap the spirit on the back then duck beneath the water as it whirls and strikes where you were a moment ago.
You leap and bring your fist up and into its head.

Damage = Strength 4 + Extra successes 4 - Bashing Soak 3 = 5 bashing damage!

-0X
-1X-1X-1X-1X
-2 -2
-3 -3
-4

Incapacitated: - - -

Dying: - - -


Your fist hits the spirit in the chin with a noise like plates breaking, a chip of its colorful face splits and shatters as your arm is covered to the elbow in shining ichor. You kick off the beasts chest, jumping back as its claws part the air inches from your belly. You land with a splash and pull a face at your ichor coated arm. You shake most of it off on to the water with a slap where it floats like a glowing oil slick.
The spirit braces itself and charges, running on its bottom four limbs with its upper two raised to strike.
Lanfen slides between the legs of one spirit only to jump and wrap her arms around the throat of the other, pulling it to the ground with terrifying strength.

The spirit is attacking with a magical flurry of four attacks!*

What now?


Do you-?

1: Parry? [8d10+2+2=12d10]
2: Dodge? [8d10+2=10d10]


EXCELLENCIES:

FIRST MARTIAL ART EXCELLENCY:

Buy up to 5 successes at a cost of one mote each.

SECOND MARTIAL ART EXCELLENCY:

Buy up to 5 extra dice at a cost of one mote each.

CHARMS:

PILLAR OF MARBLE STANCE:

For one mote you may ignore all knock back from a single, non-magical attack.


*A magical flurry ignores the regular dice penalty applied to flurries
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 24, 2015, 12:14:46 PM
Parry

Result

4 - 4 - 2 - 7 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 10 - 10 - 3 - 1 - 5
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 24, 2015, 12:19:24 PM
6 successes!

4 - 6 - 1 - 6 - 3 - 3 - 6 - 5

0 successes!

You succeed by 6!

The beast brings its upper left [from your perspective] limb swinging down at you, you block it at the wrist and twist to one side in time to glimpse its bottom right limb rise from the water in a geyser-like explosion with claws extended.


Do you-?

1: Parry? [8d10+2+2 -1=11d10]
2: Dodge? [8d10+2=10d10]


EXCELLENCIES:

FIRST MARTIAL ART EXCELLENCY:

Buy up to 5 successes at a cost of one mote each.

SECOND MARTIAL ART EXCELLENCY:

Buy up to 5 extra dice at a cost of one mote each.

CHARMS:

PILLAR OF MARBLE STANCE:

For one mote you may ignore all knock back from a single, non-magical attack.

http://www.roll-dice-online.com/

[Btw, I've been forgetting to include most of your martial arts skills, I'll add them from now on XD. Also, about that first to post gets the choice rule. I really only put it in to avoid ties seeing as we only have two voters, buuuuut to make it a little more fair I'll say that if you both post your votes [they can be for different things] and your rolls we'll use the higher score. E.g. if you both vote for parry then we'll use the score of whoever rolled highest, meaning you guys will have much better chances at succeeding.]
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 24, 2015, 12:51:29 PM
Parry again

Result

3 - 1 - 1 - 9 - 8 - 5 - 2 - 4 - 3 - 7 - 10
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 24, 2015, 01:03:28 PM
5 successes!

9 - 3 - 6 - 6 - 5 - 9 - 9 - 4

3 successes!

You win by 2!


You raise one leg and bring it down, stamping the paw flat against the ground. Even as you do so however the bottom left and upper right limb swing towards you on either side like castle doors slamming shut.

Do you-?

1: Parry? [8d10+2+2 -2=10d10]
2: Dodge? [8d10+2=10d10]


EXCELLENCIES:

FIRST MARTIAL ART EXCELLENCY:

Buy up to 5 successes at a cost of one mote each.

SECOND MARTIAL ART EXCELLENCY:

Buy up to 5 extra dice at a cost of one mote each.

CHARMS:

PILLAR OF MARBLE STANCE:

For one mote you may ignore all knock back from a single, non-magical attack.

http://www.roll-dice-online.com/

Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 24, 2015, 01:13:02 PM
Dodge

9 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 2 - 7 - 10 - 6 - 6 - 4
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 24, 2015, 01:24:32 PM
5 successes!

3 - 10 - 5 - 5 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 8

3 successes!

You succeed by 2!


You simply lean back, folding almost in half at the waist as the two paws clap shut with a deafening boom, your hair dips in the water as you raise your arms and turn your lean into a triple backwards handspring.
You put your hand on your stomach for a moment, 'Phew'.
Sit ups
Totally worth it
One last attack, the spirit leaps, its feet brushing the water as its multiple tonne body blasts through the cold night air with all six limbs flailing.

You plant your feet and smile.

Do you-?

1: Parry? [8d10+2+2 -2=10d10]
2: Dodge? [8d10+2-1=9d10]

EXCELLENCIES:

FIRST MARTIAL ART EXCELLENCY:

Buy up to 5 successes at a cost of one mote each.

SECOND MARTIAL ART EXCELLENCY:

Buy up to 5 extra dice at a cost of one mote each.

CHARMS:

PILLAR OF MARBLE STANCE:

For one mote you may ignore all knock back from a single, non-magical attack.

http://www.roll-dice-online.com/
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 24, 2015, 01:37:58 PM
Parry

Result

4 - 3 - 4 - 6 - 2 - 3 - 8 - 2 - 5 - 4

(Ha ._.)
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 24, 2015, 01:52:08 PM
1 success!

This could be really ba-

5 - 5 - 6 - 1 - 2 - 1 - 6 - 3

0 successes!

You win by 1!


You bring your right hand up and slap the first limb aside, then your left wrist, then left elbow, right knee, right foot and lastly your left ankle as you land your cartwheel and the spirit lands with a splash that propels a wall of water taller than you.
You choke and rub the water from your eyes, and the first thing you see is a spear point.
Oh.
The soldiers have reached you apparently.
You grin nervously at the circle of guards. 'Howdy!'
You've lost sight of Lanfen, you're sure she's fine.

what now?

NOTE: These guards are extras, meaning you don't have to roll at all to damage them; it's assumed that you automatically beat them. However you do have to roll to defend yourself, and every time you do so it becomes easier for the next one to attack you. As you are surrounded that means you will be attacked five times on your next turn.


1: Mountain out of molehill ascent? [10 motes, up to 30 meter range]
2: Blood of the Earth Dragon? [5 motes, 6d10]
3: Punch? [10d10, plus 2 parry against the next attack]
4: Kick? [8d10, plus 2 damage on impact]
5: Pulverising Earth Defense? [5 motes, Will reduce enemies attack and parry dice by Essence [2] for Essence [2] turns]
6: Guard? [Simple wait for the next attack, your dodge and parry dice pools remain at full]
7: Give your guards an order [they are currently attacking, what other order do you have for them?]
8: Grapple? [9d10]
9: Flurry? [Take multiple actions from the above list with a dice penalty for each, can only kick 2 times in a flurry, punch 3 times or grapple once]


EXCELLENCIES:

FIRST MARTIAL ART EXCELLENCY:

Buy up to 5 successes at a cost of one mote each.

SECOND MARTIAL ART EXCELLENCY:

Buy up to 5 extra dice at a cost of one mote each.

CHARMS:

ILL LILLY:

FALSE SHELL EMOLLIENT ATTACK:
Cost: 1mote per bashing soak
Some plants produce a lotion that can soothe and soften the skin. Wood-aspected martial artists imitate that in this Charm, using their Essence to smooth the path their blows take through their opponents’ armor. Each mote spent on this Charm reduces the effectiveness of a foe’s armor by one bashing soak; two motes remove one point of lethal soak. The Exalt can spend no more motes on this Charm than he has dots in Martial Arts. The effect lasts for as many turns as the amount of extra successes you scored on your attack against them.

JADE MOUNTAIN:

BOULDER CRUSHING GRASP:
Cost: 3 motes
By spending the necessary motes you may initiate a grapple that deals lethal damage to your opponent.

And remember; any action involving dice gets +2 dice

http://www.roll-dice-online.com/
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 24, 2015, 02:51:31 PM
[Gasp! Panzer hasn't voted within the first three seconds of posting! what sorcery is this?! Cat this is your chance! 8D]
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 24, 2015, 11:16:25 PM
(I went to bed XD)

Mountain out of a molehill up to get un-surrounded.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 25, 2015, 09:36:52 AM
Okay, from where you are you can reach-

1: The shore, you can hide in the bamboo or use the wood for ill lily style
2: Lanfen, you can help her finish the last spirit
3: The spirit you were fighting before, take it down before it gets away
4: The lagoon, it'll be quite a fall but your enemies will take a while to follow you, if they do at all
5: Your guards, they could use some help against Changmings soldiers

[Also I completely forgot you have the meteor hammer equipped]
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 25, 2015, 09:39:07 AM
3
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 28, 2015, 12:49:10 PM
You give the soldiers a quick wave as a pillar erupts beneath you and sends you flying through the air, catching a glimpse of what looks like Lanfen grappling both of the spirits at once, your target glances up, its expressionless eyes fix themselves on you.

What will you do upon landing?

1: Mountain out of molehill ascent? [10 motes, up to 30 meter range]
2: Blood of the Earth Dragon? [5 motes, 6d10]
3: Punch? [10d10, plus 2 parry against the next attack]
4: Kick? [8d10, plus 2 damage on impact]
5: Pulverising Earth Defense? [5 motes, Will reduce enemies attack and parry dice by Essence [2] for Essence [2] turns]
6: Guard? [Simple wait for the next attack, your dodge and parry dice pools remain at full]
7: Give your guards an order [they are currently attacking, what other order do you have for them?]
8: Grapple? [9d10]
9: Switch to meteor hammer?
10: Flurry? [Take multiple actions from the above list with a dice penalty for each, can only kick 2 times in a flurry, punch 3 times or grapple once]

EXCELLENCIES:

FIRST MARTIAL ART EXCELLENCY:

Buy up to 5 successes at a cost of one mote each.

SECOND MARTIAL ART EXCELLENCY:

Buy up to 5 extra dice at a cost of one mote each.

CHARMS:

ILL LILLY:

FALSE SHELL EMOLLIENT ATTACK:
Cost: 1mote per bashing soak
Some plants produce a lotion that can soothe and soften the skin. Wood-aspected martial artists imitate that in this Charm, using their Essence to smooth the path their blows take through their opponents’ armor. Each mote spent on this Charm reduces the effectiveness of a foe’s armor by one bashing soak; two motes remove one point of lethal soak. The Exalt can spend no more motes on this Charm than he has dots in Martial Arts. The effect lasts for as many turns as the amount of extra successes you scored on your attack against them.

JADE MOUNTAIN:

BOULDER CRUSHING GRASP:
Cost: 3 motes
By spending the necessary motes you may initiate a grapple that deals lethal damage to your opponent.

And remember; any action involving dice gets +2 dice

http://www.roll-dice-online.com/
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 28, 2015, 12:50:49 PM
9
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 28, 2015, 01:19:48 PM
You land with a splash and tug the wire wrapped around your waist, it spins around your body as it unspools, you tug again and the hammer goes flying towards you, only for you to catch it in your off hand. You gather the wire and start spinning the weight slowly.
'Did you miss me?' you ask the creature.

ACCURACY: Martial arts [5] 
DAMAGE: 5 Bashing damage + Strength [4] + Dexterity [3]
RATE: Martial arts [5]
MODIFIERS: Plus 2 attack dice, minus 2 parry dice
RANGE: 3 meters


It launches its fist at your face.

Do you-?

1: Parry? [8d10-2+2=8d10]
2: Dodge? [8d10+2=10d10]

EXCELLENCIES:

FIRST MARTIAL ART EXCELLENCY:

Buy up to 5 successes at a cost of one mote each.

SECOND MARTIAL ART EXCELLENCY:

Buy up to 5 extra dice at a cost of one mote each.

CHARMS:

PILLAR OF MARBLE STANCE:

For one mote you may ignore all knock back from a single, non-magical attack.

http://www.roll-dice-online.com/
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 28, 2015, 01:25:40 PM
I'm gonna wait for Cat this time.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 28, 2015, 01:25:58 PM
U saint  ::)
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 28, 2015, 01:50:13 PM
Caaaaaat?  ::)
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on September 30, 2015, 12:12:57 PM
*busts through the figurative door* I'M HERE
http://s1232.photobucket.com/user/SophieLightyear/media/buffymm.gif.html

Parry
6 - 7 - 2 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 4 - 5 - 10 - 10 (Avg: 5,3)
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 30, 2015, 12:25:51 PM
http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/t3carv24hzmqgi10ua3v.gif

5 successes!

8 - 1 - 9 - 7 - 6 - 9 - 5 - 4

4 successes!

You succeed by 1!


The wire and weight become a blur that strikes sparks off the spirits paws whenever it draws to close, after three failed strikes the beast hops back with bleeding claws.
See? It did miss you.

Your move.

1: Mountain out of molehill ascent? [10 motes, up to 30 meter range]
2: Blood of the Earth Dragon? [5 motes, 6d10]
3: Pulverising Earth Defense? [5 motes, Will reduce enemies attack and parry dice by Essence [2] for Essence [2] turns]
4: Guard? [Simple wait for the next attack, your dodge and parry dice pools remain at full]
5: Give your guards an order [they are currently attacking, what other order do you have for them?]
6: Grapple? [9d10]
7: Strike with meteor hammer? [13d10]
8: Flurry? [Take multiple actions from the above list with a dice penalty for each, can only strike five times in a flurry or grapple once]


EXCELLENCIES:


FIRST MARTIAL ART EXCELLENCY:

Buy up to 5 successes at a cost of one mote each.

SECOND MARTIAL ART EXCELLENCY:

Buy up to 5 extra dice at a cost of one mote each.

CHARMS:

ILL LILLY:

FALSE SHELL EMOLLIENT ATTACK:
Cost: 1mote per bashing soak
Some plants produce a lotion that can soothe and soften the skin. Wood-aspected martial artists imitate that in this Charm, using their Essence to smooth the path their blows take through their opponents’ armor. Each mote spent on this Charm reduces the effectiveness of a foe’s armor by one bashing soak; two motes remove one point of lethal soak. The Exalt can spend no more motes on this Charm than he has dots in Martial Arts. The effect lasts for as many turns as the amount of extra successes you scored on your attack against them.

JADE MOUNTAIN:
BOULDER CRUSHING GRASP:
Cost: 3 motes
By spending the necessary motes you may initiate a grapple that deals lethal damage to your opponent.

And remember; any action involving dice gets +2 dice


http://www.roll-dice-online.com/
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on September 30, 2015, 12:26:47 PM
3
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 30, 2015, 12:52:50 PM
You reverse the weights momentum and slam it through the water and into the ground.

Personal Essence: 17
Peripheral Essence: 24/29 - 5 = 19


A wall of mud blasts from beneath you, plastering you completely and slamming into the spirits face, completely filling its eyes and throwing off its aim as it takes a swipe at your head.
'MY HAIR!' Lanfen screams.
You grin beneath your new clay suit and stand ready to-

1: Parry? [8d10-2+2=8d10]
2: Dodge? [8d10+2=10d10]


EXCELLENCIES:

FIRST MARTIAL ART EXCELLENCY:

Buy up to 5 successes at a cost of one mote each.

SECOND MARTIAL ART EXCELLENCY:


Buy up to 5 extra dice at a cost of one mote each.

CHARMS:

PILLAR OF MARBLE STANCE:

For one mote you may ignore all knock back from a single, non-magical attack.

http://www.roll-dice-online.com/
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 30, 2015, 01:08:58 PM
Dodge

Result

5 - 1 - 3 - 3 - 4 - 10 - 6 - 1 - 3 - 6
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 30, 2015, 01:15:22 PM
3 successes!

7 - 5 - 7 - 6 - 6 - 3

2 successes!

You win by 1!


You lean to one side as the beast staggers past, it misses you by miles and paws at its eyes with its upper two limbs.
This leaves its back exposed.
Risky move that.
Something bad might happen.

1: Mountain out of molehill ascent? [10 motes, up to 30 meter range]
2: Blood of the Earth Dragon? [5 motes, 6d10]
3: Pulverising Earth Defense? [5 motes, Will reduce enemies attack and parry dice by Essence [2] for Essence [2] turns]
4: Guard? [Simple wait for the next attack, your dodge and parry dice pools remain at full]
5: Give your guards an order [they are currently attacking, what other order do you have for them?]
6: Grapple? [9d10]
7: Strike with meteor hammer? [13d10]
8: Flurry? [Take multiple actions from the above list with a dice penalty for each, can only strike five times in a flurry or grapple once]


EXCELLENCIES:

FIRST MARTIAL ART EXCELLENCY:

Buy up to 5 successes at a cost of one mote each.

SECOND MARTIAL ART EXCELLENCY:

Buy up to 5 extra dice at a cost of one mote each.


CHARMS:

ILL LILLY:

FALSE SHELL EMOLLIENT ATTACK:
Cost: 1mote per bashing soak
Some plants produce a lotion that can soothe and soften the skin. Wood-aspected martial artists imitate that in this Charm, using their Essence to smooth the path their blows take through their opponents’ armor. Each mote spent on this Charm reduces the effectiveness of a foe’s armor by one bashing soak; two motes remove one point of lethal soak. The Exalt can spend no more motes on this Charm than he has dots in Martial Arts. The effect lasts for as many turns as the amount of extra successes you scored on your attack against them.


JADE MOUNTAIN:

BOULDER CRUSHING GRASP:
Cost: 3 motes
By spending the necessary motes you may initiate a grapple that deals lethal damage to your opponent.

And remember; any action involving dice gets +2 dice

http://www.roll-dice-online.com/
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 30, 2015, 01:27:34 PM
7

Result

1 - 4 - 8 - 8 - 1 - 5 - 3 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 2 - 6 - 8
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 30, 2015, 01:45:20 PM
5 successes!

3 - 7 - 6 - 6 - 10

3 successes!

You win by 2!


You accelerate the weight until its a blur that strikes waves from the surface on every downward swing, then you straighten your arm and hurl it forward at waist height, then bring your leg up and stamp on the wire, swinging it up and into the creatures chin.

Damage = 12 + 2 extra successes = 14 - soak 6 - Stamina 3 = 5 bashing damage.

-0X
-1X-1X-1X-1X
-2X -2X
-3X -3
-4

INCAPACITATED:

- - - - -


Glowing ichor erupts from the impact point in a geyser of steaming Essence. A lazy Rorschach print spreads itself across the surface.
The creature attacks, spinning toward you like a wagon wheel, building up a bow wave until one paw blasts through the sheet of water.

The enemy is attacking with 3 dice!

1: Parry? [8d10+2=10d10]
2: Dodge? [8d10+2=10d10]


EXCELLENCIES:

FIRST MARTIAL ART EXCELLENCY:

Buy up to 5 successes at a cost of one mote each.

SECOND MARTIAL ART EXCELLENCY:

Buy up to 5 extra dice at a cost of one mote each.

CHARMS:

PILLAR OF MARBLE STANCE:

For one mote you may ignore all knock back from a single, non-magical attack.

http://www.roll-dice-online.com/
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on October 13, 2015, 11:45:38 AM
Bump?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on October 13, 2015, 11:57:27 AM
Parry

5 - 7 - 4 - 7 - 9 - 2 - 7 - 9 - 8 - 6
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on October 13, 2015, 01:28:37 PM
6 successes!

3 - 6 - 7

1 success...

You win by 5!


You thrust your palm forward to block its strike. The bunched up knuckles break on your open hand and the spirit screams and blurs, moving faster than the eye can follow and rears up on its hind legs, bringing all four forelimbs down hard.

The enemy is attacking with a 4 action magical flurry!

The enemy is attacking with five dice and has spent five motes on First Martial Arts Excellency.


1: Parry? [8d10+2-1=9d10]
2: Dodge? [8d10+2=10d10]


EXCELLENCIES:

FIRST MARTIAL ART EXCELLENCY:

Buy up to 5 successes at a cost of one mote each.

SECOND MARTIAL ART EXCELLENCY:

Buy up to 5 extra dice at a cost of one mote each.

CHARMS:

PILLAR OF MARBLE STANCE:

For one mote you may ignore all knock back from a single, non-magical attack.

http://www.roll-dice-online.com/
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on October 13, 2015, 02:04:57 PM
Dodge

Result

10 - 4 - 3 - 6 - 9 - 7 - 6 - 4 - 7 - 1
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on October 13, 2015, 02:23:37 PM
5 Successes!

9 - 4 - 4 - 1 - 10

3 successes!

Plus 5 = 8 successes!

You fail by 3!


The paw lands on your head and flattens you like a pancake. Your face is numbed by the cold of the water, but not enough that you don't feel the smooth stone river bottom flatten your cheekbone.

DAMAGE: 4 + 3 - Stamina 2 = 5 bashing damage!

-0X
-1X-1X-1X
-2X -2-2
-4

Incapacitated:
- -

From now on you face a -2 die penalty to all actions.


You roll on to your back in time to see the second paw break the surface inches from your face.

The enemy is attacking with 5 dice and has spent 5 motes on First Martial Arts Excellency!

1: Parry? [8d10+2-2=8d10]
2: Dodge? [8d10+2-3=7d10]


EXCELLENCIES:

FIRST MARTIAL ART EXCELLENCY:

Buy up to 5 successes at a cost of one mote each.

SECOND MARTIAL ART EXCELLENCY:

Buy up to 5 extra dice at a cost of one mote each.

CHARMS:

PILLAR OF MARBLE STANCE:

For one mote you may ignore all knock back from a single, non-magical attack.

http://www.roll-dice-online.com/
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on October 13, 2015, 02:29:23 PM
D:

Parry

Result

1 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 5 - 1 - 2 - 7

;-;
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on October 13, 2015, 02:31:57 PM
[Uh, listen. I'm not usually one for do-overs but you do know that you can literally buy successes using the first excellency right? You don't have to but statistically speaking when I roll for the spirit it is going to get 1-2 successes plus 5 from the excellency.]
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on October 13, 2015, 02:33:18 PM
I forgot about that D: Okay. Let's do that. I'll buy all five of them.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on October 13, 2015, 02:44:19 PM
Personal Essence: 17
Peripheral Essence: 23/29 - 5 = 18


1 success! Plus 5 = 6 successes!

3 - 6 - 9 - 7 - 4

2 successes! Plus 5 = 7 successes!

...

You fail by 1.

Maybe you should have put some motes in the second Excellency as well...


The paw gets bigger and bigger and-

DAMAGE: 4 + 1 - Stamina 2 = 3 bashing damage!

-0X
-1X-1X-1X
-2X -2X-2X
-4X


And your head is buried up to the ears in rock.

One more point of damage and you will be incapacitated.

You see a blur growing bigger, feel vibrations in the rock over the pounding of your head.

Personal Essence: 17
Peripheral Essence: 18/29 + 3 = 21


1: Parry? [8d10+2-4=6d10]
2: Dodge? [8d10+2-4=6d10]

EXCELLENCIES:

FIRST MARTIAL ART EXCELLENCY:

Buy up to 5 successes at a cost of one mote each.

SECOND MARTIAL ART EXCELLENCY:

Buy up to 5 extra dice at a cost of one mote each.

CHARMS:

PILLAR OF MARBLE STANCE:

For one mote you may ignore all knock back from a single, non-magical attack.

http://www.roll-dice-online.com/
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Advent
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on October 14, 2015, 12:34:42 AM
I'm gonna buy five more dice and three extra successes and try to dodge

9 - 1 - 1 - 8 - 6 - 5 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 10
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on October 14, 2015, 11:48:02 AM
[Okay, I forgot to mention. Dodging doesn't use your Martial Arts ability, so you can't apply your Excellencies to it. BUT seeing as you have the exact same dodge and parry dicepools I'll just say that you parried it instead :] ]

Personal Essence: 17
Peripheral Essence: 18/29 - 8 = 10


4 successes! + 3 = 7 successes!

10 - 6 - 7 - 6 - 5

3 successes! + 5 = 8 successes!

....

You lose by 1...


The paw moves so fast it becomes a blur, essence bleeds from its fingertips, the limb all but dissolves into a pillar of light as it collides with your jaw with the force of-
Huh. Hang on.
You open your eyes, the limb has stopped an inch from your face.
Okaaaaay...
The clumsy fist opens, grabs your hair and lifts you out of the water. You grab a fistful of hair beneath its hand and pull on it to hold yourself up and keep the weight off your scalp.
You gasp for breath as you emerge and start trying to kick the spirit, but are thwarted as your legs are, well, too short.
You see Lanfen with the head of one of the spirits under each arm, as soon as she sees you she stamps, sending a pillar of water rushing up her body, clearing away all trace of the mud you spread everywhere.
Then she braces herself and slams their heads together. The spirits explode in twin comet trails of white-blue ichor that spray out like wings on either side of her. The blast shakes her hair free of its bun and she shrugs it over her shoulders in a cascade of annoyingly perfect dark fibers.
A few of the soldiers [yours and the enemy] actually start clapping slowly.
You rub a lump of mud off of your face and scowl. She's not that great.....
'Cease and desist your unwarranted and heinous violence Ledaal Assassins!' Changming comes striding out of the bushes with a glowing pearl of rainbow light resting above his palm that vanishes in a flash that dazzles you for a moment.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on October 14, 2015, 12:48:05 PM
Hide behind Lanfen. Sarcastically.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on October 14, 2015, 12:51:04 PM
[How does one hide sarcastically? WAIT nvm I think I know what you mean. Also this isn't a combat vote so we need a vote from each of you to continue. Cat?]
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on October 14, 2015, 03:52:34 PM
[Okay I'm going to go ahead and post, but in future I'm going to be waiting longer between posts so you can both give a suggestion okay?]

You tug yourself free of the spirit, take a step towards Lanfen, then turn, twist on your heels and swing your hammer straight into that stupid spirits stupid face.

7 - 4 - 4 - 8 - 7 - 10 - 1 - 9 - 1 - 4 - 1 - 7 - 10.

13 + 12 = 25 - 6 = 19 bashing damage


-0Z
-1Z-1Z-1Z-1Z
-2Z -2Z
-3Z -3Z
-4Z

INCAPACITATED:

-Z -Z -Z -Z -Z

DYING:

-Z


You catch the cord with your other hand and the hammer straightens on its path, liquefies the spirits face, slams through the skull and keeps going, forcing the head through the body and out the other side as the corpse bloats, distorts and explodes into a monsoon of gleaming gore. You poke your tongue out at the shimmering puddle as it disperses then wade through the water and jump behind Lanfen.
'Oh no sis! The board gamer is angry!'
Lanfen nods seriously and holds her arms wide to protect you. 'Be careful! He can probably smell fear.'
A chorus of low chuckling trickles from the crowd of mortals.
Changming stamps his foot, then frowns as you and Lanfen jump back and fake screams.
He clears his throat and points dramatically in the direction the light traveled in. 'This is no joke you vapid brawlers! I have just dispatched an infallible messenger to great Mnemon herself, leader of my house and daughter of our infinitely blessed and most resplendent Empress [may her name be etched in Jade on the five Poles of the world], informing her that I was brutally assaulted, unprovoked might I add by a scion of the Ledaal house-'
This kid loves the sound of his own voice doesn't he?

1: Let him finish, he won't listen anyway.
2: Turn his accusation back on him, you were defending yourself!
3: Turn his accusation back on him, he was peeking at you while you changed!
4: Turn his accusation back on him, [how?]
5: Apologize, you really were in the wrong.
6: Other?
7: Combination?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on October 15, 2015, 12:34:20 AM
1
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on October 15, 2015, 01:57:47 PM
Luna has begun her climb across the heavens before he finishes his little tirade. '-and furthermore that upon my eventual though doubtlessly inevitable appointment to the Shikari whether it be before or after I have converted the west to the Immaculate Faith, which will of course not be until the Legion approves my request for the construction of my armada of temple-battleships, I will have the Ledaal house banned from entry to that most noble of orders on the grounds of mental instability and impurity of blood! As evidenced by this, the latest display of senseless violence by what was once a respectable bloodline, but now cannot truly to truly bear any meaningful connection to the tenets and principles that define our glorious Realm'
Lanfen squirts a stream of water from her mouth, she spent the last ten minutes floating on her back. 'Yay'
You yawn and finish washing your hair. 'Can't an Infallible Messenger only carry one minute of speech?'
He nods. 'Naturally I sent an abridged version. Now, what do you have to say for yourselves?!'

Well?
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on October 15, 2015, 02:09:52 PM
"I thought you abducted my sister and my Agni."
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Post by: GeeBeezy on October 15, 2015, 02:18:34 PM
He snorts. 'As if you honestly believed I had-' he pauses for a moment. 'What in Pasiaps name is an Agni?'
You look around for Agni, he is still nowhere to be seen. 'Well, it's sort of-'

1: Point at Agni Jr?
2: Describe Agni? [How?]
3: 'Never mind that'
4: Other?
5: Combination?
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on October 15, 2015, 02:24:22 PM
2. "He's redheaded and gorgeous and makes funny noises when you squeeze him."
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Post by: GeeBeezy on October 15, 2015, 02:31:48 PM
'He's redheaded, gorgeous and makes funny noises when you squeeze him'
'True, true and true!' Lanfen calls out. You splash water at her.
Changming thinks for a moment, then reaches into the bush next to him and pulls out Agni Jr. 'Is this it? It's a red adorable creature, but what noise could possibly-'
He squeezes a little too hard and, 'Meep!'
He blinks. 'What?'
'Meep!'
'Oh my Gods that is hilarious' He proceeds to knead Agni Jr like a chew toy.
'MEEPMEEPMEEPMEEPMEEPMEEPMEEP'

What do you say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on October 15, 2015, 02:36:36 PM
Rescue Agni Jr. while trying not to laugh hysterically.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on October 15, 2015, 02:54:29 PM
You giggle and cover your mouth as you wade to Agni Jr's rescue. 'Stop that!'
Changming holds up a hand, 'Wait!' he stares intently at Agni Jr for a moment, then squeezes his stomach hard. Agni's little cheeks bulge and then he lets out a deafening 'MURP!'
There is a moments silence, Changming turns to face you, his face solemn. 'This changes everything'
You choke, almost falling over from laughter. 'Give-him-back-!' you manage to gasp out between fits of laughter.
Changming recoils from you, holding the tiny red panda above his head in a vain attempt to keep him for himself.
You laugh harder, lurching towards him like a risen corpse.
'Back you savage!' Changming cries as he backs up against the bamboo.

What do you say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on October 16, 2015, 12:33:37 AM
Worry about Agni Jr.'s safety.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on October 16, 2015, 01:08:51 PM
You wince. 'Um, Chang?'
His eyebrows lower. 'Mnemon Caras Changming!'
You nod, 'Yeah, that. You're sort of, choking my panda.'
He glances at the ball of fluff in his hand, loosens his grip slightly, then deposits him on his shoulder. 'I am requisitioning this beast as compensation for your crimes against me.'
You blink. 'In Realm?'
'My panda'

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on October 16, 2015, 01:17:21 PM
My panda.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on October 16, 2015, 01:43:32 PM
You take a step closer. 'MY panda'
He takes a step back, backing up against the bamboo. 'My panda' he says simply.
'MY PANDA'
You reach for Agni Jr but he holds him above his head, you reach but stop when you notice something.
Changming is only slightly taller than you. You look down and realize that his shoes are-
You smirk.
He frowns, 'What?'
'That's a lot of heel for a man don't you think?'
He sniffs imperiously and looks down his nose at you. 'They are combat boots!'
Sure they are.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on October 16, 2015, 01:56:23 PM
Stand on tiptoe to try to get Agni Jr.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on October 16, 2015, 02:09:52 PM
You rise on tiptoe and lunge for Agni Jr.
Unfortunately Changmings toes have higher tips.
'My panda!'
'My personal space!'
'MY PANDA!'
Changming overbalances and falls back, you catch a jade boot in the shin and collapse on top of him.
Changming coughs. 'There's something in my mouth. I think it's my lung.'
You spit out a mouthful of bamboo leaves and grab hold of Agni Jr before he can trundle away. 'My panda' you sigh contentedly as he meeps softly and falls asleep.
The bamboo shakes, then parts as Agni Sr charges through buckling on his sword belt. 'I'm here! Where's the-!'
He looks around at the soldiers on both sides, most of whom have removed their armor and are enjoying the springs. He looks down and sees you sprawled across Changming cuddling a panda.
'Uhhhhhhhhhh.' he says.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on October 16, 2015, 02:16:47 PM
Show him Agni Jr. and grin without explaining anything. Or getting off of Changming.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on October 16, 2015, 02:23:40 PM
You make the universal sign of 'shut up the baby is sleeping' to Agni Sr and bury your cheek in sleepy panda fur.
Agni just blinks a few times. He opens his mouth to say something, then closes it. He does this several times.
Changming clears his throat.
You sigh. Panda. All is right with the world.
Changming clears his throat, loudly.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on October 16, 2015, 02:27:20 PM
Ask him if he needs a cough drop. Or whatever this world's equivalent of a cough drop is.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on October 16, 2015, 02:39:38 PM
You prop yourself up on one elbow and start stroking Agni Jr with your other hand. He rolls over in his sleep so you can scratch his belly.
'Do you need some lemon and honey tea?' You ask Changming.
'I beg your pardon?' he wheezes.
'The lemon breaks up phlegm and the honey soothes your throat, it's good for sore throats.'
He glares at you. 'What I need is for you to remove yourself from my diaphragm.'
'Why?' you ask politely.
'Because you are freakishly heavy for your size.' He gasps.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on October 16, 2015, 03:30:28 PM
Shift from his diaphram to his stomach.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on October 16, 2015, 06:23:13 PM
You roll over, lying on your back, or more accurately, on his stomach.
You cross your arms behind your head. 'Better?'
'Barely'
Agni sits down, scratching his head. 'Wasn't everyone trying to kill everyone?'
Changming shifts, 'Would you be so kind?'
Agni starts shaking his head. 'Everyone was trying to kill everyone'
You tilt your head to one side. Mistake, the world is now upside down. 'So kind as to-?'
'Get. Off. Me?'
Agni lies flat on his back and stares up at the sky. 'I give up'

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on October 17, 2015, 12:50:08 AM
Ask Agni Jr. whether I should get off Changming.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on October 18, 2015, 12:24:33 AM
You poke Agni Jr back into wakefulness. You hold him up to your face and scratch under his chin as he yawns. 'What do you think I should do Agni?'
'I humbly recommend that you get off him milady' Agni says.
'Myak' Agni Jr says.
Changming starts trying to push you off.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on October 18, 2015, 02:30:34 AM
Whine "Fiiiiiine" and get off Changming.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on October 18, 2015, 10:55:28 PM
You blow a strand of hair out of your face. 'Fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii-' you slide slowly off of Changming and on to the ground, whining the whole way, 'iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine-' Changming shoves you away and leaps to his feet, straightening his clothes, avoiding eye contact like the plague and holding his neck as stiff as a pikestaff as the jade dragons he wears coiled around his arms lift their heads from his shoulders, hitch his rigid silk collar up to his chin and adjust his ice-white hair with minuscule claws while he mutters something about someone being a 'utterly innapropriate' and having 'no respect'.
Agni climbs to his feet, brushing bamboo leaves off of his pants and offers you a helping hand.

You say/do?

Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on October 19, 2015, 01:15:05 AM
Accept the helping hand like (https://heathencritique.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/sparkle-7.jpg)
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on October 19, 2015, 10:50:46 AM
[I'm dying give me a minute]
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Post by: GeeBeezy on October 19, 2015, 11:19:56 AM
With your hand shaking, eyes shining and heart pounding you reach out and take Agni's hand in yours as Lanfen wolf whistles in the background.
Agni pulls you to your feet and pulls his hand away.
Or at least he tries.
You're holding Agni's hand.
He tugs again but your hand remains clenched around his with the full force a Jade Mountain Stylist can muster.
You're holding Agni's hand.
'Um, milady?'
You're
Holding
Agni's
Hand
http://24.media.tumblr.com/dbad5b433972a09df3f7924dea0644e4/tumblr_mofz5daEPJ1qixfalo1_500.gif

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on October 19, 2015, 02:23:15 PM
Attempt to sparkle.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on October 19, 2015, 02:46:30 PM
Personal Essence: 17-5=12
Peripheral Essence: 10


As your cheeks burn red you feel Essence overflowing from your soul and coalescing your anima into a shimmering cloud of gem fragments that surround your head like a halo. Agni's eyebrows shoot up as your pupils and irises fuse to form sparkling heart shaped rubies.
'Wow' he mutters.
He then tries to pull his hand away.
You ain't moving.
He braces his foot on your shin and pulls, but all he gets is a sore wrist.*
This is a magical moment.
Changming is just looking at you both, judging you, silently, even his jade dragons have turned to look.
Lanfen squee's quietly.

You say/do?


*For five Personal motes you activated your anima power, it adds your Essence [2] in dice to all attempts at resisting grapples, all attempts to keep an opponent from escaping a grapple, allows you to soak lethal damage with your full stamina and removes your Essence in meters from all knockback.
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on October 19, 2015, 02:51:32 PM
Allow Agni to help me up. But do not let go of him.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on October 19, 2015, 03:00:08 PM
Agni pulls you to your feet gingerly, you rise without so much as bending your legs, just pivoting straight up into a standing position from your ankles.
'Okaaaay' Agni says.
You giggle, the gems around you flash through every color of the rainbow.
He clears his throat, brushes a centipede off of your shoulder, turns, takes a big step and almost dislocates his arm.
He spends the better part of a minute pulling and heaving and tugging at his arm, or rather your arm as it belongs to you now, he is currently leaning as far away from you as he can with a resigned expression.
Lanfen is lying on the edge of the lake next to you two, propped up on her elbows and smirking from ear to ear.
Changming taps his foot impatiently.
Hand status: Held. By Agni. You are holding Agni's hand.

You say/do?
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Post by: Catvomitsky on October 19, 2015, 10:17:08 PM
(Oh my gosh)

Giggle and throw magical sparkles at Agni.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on October 19, 2015, 10:44:25 PM
You giggle softly.
'Pardon?' he says.
You giggle long and loud and high pitched and only sound slightly maniacal.
Agni goes very still, watching you as if you're a thirty foot tyrant lizard with razor teeth and acid piss.
You giggle again, grab a handful of gems from the air and toss them at Agni in a shower of pure crystallized sparkle.
Lanfen sighs. 'Young love!'
Changming sighs. 'Is anyone taking this seriously?' he mumbles dejectedly.
'Of course we are milord!' one of his soldiers says.
'Silence mortal' Changming says, but he seems a little happier.
Agni inhales a sparkle, gags, and instantly chokes.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on October 23, 2015, 12:13:51 PM
lebumpbump
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on October 23, 2015, 12:23:32 PM
Attempt the Heimlich maneuver, whether or not I have any idea how to do that.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on October 23, 2015, 01:33:23 PM
You let go of Agni's hand [ ;-; ] and wrap your arms around his waist from behind, the exact way master Bingweng taught you to [when getting ready to suplex someone that is, but it can't be that different can it?] and brace yourself to shut your arms on his diaphragm with the force of a closing portcullis when-
'I'M FINE!' Agni yells and staggers away, coughing up the piece of crystal and holding it up for you to see, 'See? Gone, I'm fine!'
'Damn fine!' Lanfen wolf whistles.
Changming stamps his foot. 'Enough tomfoolery!'
You raise an eyebrow, 'Tomfoolery?'
Changming nods seriously. 'Exactly, have you no defense for your actions against me?!'
Hmm, good point, you do look like the bad guy here.
How are you going to justify yourself?

1: A duel between you and him to determine the righteous party?
2: A duel between champions that you each select?
4: He was attacking you, you defended yourself!
5: He came into the bushes while you changed, you were defending yourself!
6: He came armed to a hot spring, who does that?
7: Apologize, you were in the wrong?
8: Offer him a present as an apology [what?]
9: Other?
10: Combination?
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on October 23, 2015, 01:58:29 PM
5 and 6.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on October 23, 2015, 03:29:21 PM
You point an accusatory finger at him. 'Well what about your actions against me!'
He scoffs. 'What actions?!'
You plant your fists on your hips. 'You mean besides peeking while I changed?!'
Everyone in ear shot, most of them Changmings soldiers turn to look at him, while Chang himself shows the most emotion he has since you met him, his cheeks turn ruby red, his eyes widen and he stammers, 'I-I did no such thing!'
'Oh yeah?' you say, 'Then please explain to everyone here why you sneaked into the same bushes a girl was taking her towel off in?"
He stamps his foot and shouts, 'It wasn't like that! I was just going to get undressed so I could-' a gasp rises from everyone present, and Lanfen jumps out of the water, shoves Agni out of the way and stalks towards Changming, who starts backing away as her hands turn into fists. 'Why I oughta-'
He holds his hands up defensively, 'I was just going to bathe! I had no idea she was in there!'
You scoff, 'Who bathes armed and armored?' you hope no one points out that he was about to remove his armor and weapons [you assume those dragon things are weapons] and luckily no one does, after seeing how defensive he's become everyone is at least half convinced that you're in the right.
'Exactly!' Lanfen shouts and grabs Changming by the front of the shirt.
'I swear I didn't-'
She lifts him off the ground slightly, even the heels of his ridiculous boots are kicking in the air. 'That's my little sister you were perving on pal!' Lanfen growls.
You sob, 'I was so scared, I don't know what he might have done!'
The crowd shake their heads, condemning his scandalous behaviour even as Lanfen pulls her arm back to strike the lecherous scoundrel who tried to corrupt her sweet, innocent, pure minded, wouldn't-hurt-a-fly, temperate little sister.
You dash forwards and grab her arm by the wrist, 'Or, we could forget your unforgivable misdeed, if you could possibly find it in your heart to forget one little broken nose caused by such a silly little misunderstanding, deal?'
Changming nods furiously, 'Deal, deal!'
Lanfen puts him down and punches him on the shoulder, 'Great! See? Was that so hard?'
Changmings jaw swings up and down for a moment before he straightens his shirt and clears his throat, his composure regained he turns to Lanfen and nods severely.
'You're lucky it didn't come to a fight, Ledaal, next time I won't go so easy on you' He walks up to the lake and walks right in, fully clothed.
'Are you seriously going to bathe like that?' Lanfen asks.
He shakes his head vigorously, 'Of course not! Who bathes fully clothed?!' he undoes his top button, 'There, see?'
You shake your head and turn to Lanfen. 'Thanks for playing along Lanny'
She winks. 'No problem, I just can't believe anyone fell for it. That guy has a stick so far up his arse that I bet his tea tastes like bark, I mean, can you imagine him getting up the nerve to peek?'
You have to admit, you can't.

Now what?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on October 24, 2015, 12:34:19 AM
Wonder where Lifen went.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on October 26, 2015, 02:52:32 PM
'Where did Lifen go?'
Lanfen shrugs. 'She's probably hiding in the bamboo, waiting for the perfect moment to strike.'
'But the fight is over-' Lanfen slaps her hand over your mouth and gives the bushes a thumbs up, 'You're doing great leafy!'
'IS IT THE PERFECT MOMENT TO STRIKE YET?!'
'We'll keep you posted!' Lanfen calls back.
'YOU WON'T FORGET WILL YOU?!'
'Of course not!'
Agni clears his throat, 'Uh, milady?'
'Yeah?' You can't help but notice how no one is holding his hand.
'It's getting late, we could continue up the mountain in the dark,'
Come to think of it, in a crazy coincidence, no one is holding your hand either. It's almost like fate.
'Or we could set up camp here for the night'

You say/do?
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on October 27, 2015, 12:33:19 AM
Mumble vaguely about setting up camp while subtly standing next to Agni with my empty hand next to his empty hand.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on October 27, 2015, 11:50:52 AM
You blink and snap out of your reverie for a moment, your eyes still locked on his hand, just sitting there, all lonely and stuff. 'We should probably sleep here' you mutter and take a step towards him and whoops your empty hand accidentally bumped his empty hand what a shame if only there was something holding your empty hand in place so it didn't go swinging around and bumping into other empty hands oh you know what could hold your empty hand? Another empty hand Agni has an empty hand Agni should-
Agni bows briefly and smiles. 'I'll take care of it' he says and jogs off to set up tents or something.
But honestly who cares he's left you all alone and your hand is empty [empty!] and you're just sitting here with your sister and you'll be a spinster, that's it, you'll live several centuries and you'll be alone the whole time and you'll have thousands of cats and you'll probably teach them Ill Lilly style or something but who cares.
;-; you don't care.
It's fine.

Do you-

1: Timeskip to dawn?
2: Wait, there's something else I wanted to do here?
3: Timeskip to your arrival in Cold Stone Valley?
4: Other?
5: Something completely different?
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on December 10, 2015, 01:27:18 PM
Let's go with 3
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Post by: GeeBeezy on December 11, 2015, 03:29:07 PM
[3 it is, man it's been a while]

You sleep late the next day, using the carriage with its curtains drawn as a tent. You wake eventually and suddenly as the carriage hits a bump in the road. You yawn and sit up, scratching yourself and wiping your mouth. You glance around at the puddle of pillows you passed out in, yawn again and suddenly wince with pain; you feel like someone turned your chest inside out. Upon looking down you realize that you slept in your sarashi.
Ouch
The next thing you do is shiver as one curtain flaps aside for a moment and an icy breeze spears into the cabin. It must be mid to late morning if you've climbed this high.

What will you do?

1: Change your clothes?
2: Call for someone? [Who?]
3: Send for food?
4: Leave the carriage?
5: Open the curtains?
6: Go back to sleep?
7: Other?
8: Combination?
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on December 11, 2015, 04:06:41 PM
(I got bored and started rereading it and wondered why we ever stopped.)

2. Call for Agni. To help with 1.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on December 11, 2015, 04:26:11 PM
[I think it was cause Cat didn't have enough time for roleplaying for a while, so we stopped to let her catch up]

You crawl to the curtain and poke your head out, take a deep breath and yell at the top of your lungs.
'AAAAAAAAAAGNIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!'
A guard a few feet away yells and grabs his ears and in the distance you see a small landslide wipe out a copse of bamboo.
You pull your head back in and a moment later Agni climbs into the carriage wearing a deep blue coat with a black fur collar. 'You screamed milady?'
You nod. 'Get me my clothes, I need your help getting dressed.'
He rolls his eyes mumbles 'I doubt that' and leaves, returning a minute later with your chest of clothes.

What style do you try on?

1: Casual
2: Classy
3: Old fashioned
4: Seductive
5: Flamboyant
6: Official

And what variation do you go for?

1: Northern
2: Southern
3: Eastern
4: Western
5: Central
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on December 11, 2015, 05:05:10 PM
Flamboyant Northern
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on December 11, 2015, 05:20:45 PM
Agni hands you a luxuriant mountain of black, gold and red cloth and turns his back as you change. Though the bodice makes you wince slightly as you tie it, the end result is spectacular; a cloud of lace and brocade as monumental as a manse. The bare shoulders are a little chilly, and you shiver as you place a gold and garnet necklace around your throat. You look down and smile; you look magnificent! You sway; the weighty fabric makes a glorious swishing sound as it drifts back and forth.
You spin on the spot and strike a pose, 'Well, what do you think?'
Agni turns and smiles. 'I think it's been years since I've seen a dress in that style.'
You grin. 'But one as nice as this?'
'Never'

(http://orig00.deviantart.net/91d6/f/2015/201/0/0/elise_s_ball_gown_from_assassin_s_creed_unity_by_lillyxandra-d925q93.jpg)

BONUSES

+1 Appearance
+1 Presence
+1 Performance


Keep this outfit?
Or try something else?

What style do you try on?

1: Casual
2: Classy
3: Old fashioned
4: Seductive
5: Flamboyant
6: Official

And what variation do you go for?

1: Northern
2: Southern
3: Eastern
4: Western
5: Central
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on December 12, 2015, 01:35:48 AM
Keep this.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on December 12, 2015, 12:41:14 PM
'Well then, this will do I suppose'
Agni nods. He turns at the sound of someone clearing their throat outside, reaches through the curtain and turns back to you with a beautiful bronze tray containing a steaming pot of coffee and two cups.

(http://previews.123rf.com/images/danifoto/danifoto1003/danifoto100300002/9897787-Antique-Coffee-Set--Stock-Photo-coffee-turkish-coffe.jpg)

'I had a feeling you might need something to warm you up' He sits cross legged and places the tray in front of him.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on December 12, 2015, 01:12:21 PM
Admire Agni and his foresight while eagerly accepting coffee.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on December 12, 2015, 01:44:33 PM
You sit opposite from him and manage to not knock the tray over with your dress [a feat worthy of Exaltation in itself] and eagerly take one of the porcelain cups, holding it by its burnished bronze casing. You inhale a cloud of the bitter steam and sigh as you look at your manservant, honestly you could swear the boy was a prophet in a past life.
He blows the vapor off of his cup and raises it to you as you both sip the smoky liquid. It's dark, hot and bitter as hell itself; perfect. But you could swear that you can taste something different, you'll have to ask him about it later.
Agni takes another sip, 'We'll be arriving soon. A messenger almost passed us in the fog earlier; everything has been set in order for your arrival' he pauses.
'And?' you say.
'And there's been another two attacks; a clerics cell and a baker and his family, both gone, the door broken in, but no one heard a thing.'

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on December 12, 2015, 02:31:19 PM
"Why must you deliver bad news with the coffee?"
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Post by: GeeBeezy on December 12, 2015, 02:33:24 PM
You sigh and put your cup down. 'Why'
'Why?'
'Why must you deliver bad news with good coffee'
He shrugs sheepishly and fidgets for a moment.
You groan, 'What is it?'
'Then I suppose that you don't want to hear the rest of it?'

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on December 12, 2015, 02:34:57 PM
"Well now I'm curious."
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on December 12, 2015, 02:39:29 PM
'Well now I'm curious' you say and finish your coffee.
Agni wisely decides to pour you more before he keeps talking. 'Lord Changming, his whole reason for coming here with his troops was, in his words; to "stamp out the demoniacs responsible for this heresy" which I wouldn't worry about so much, if we already knew that this was demonic or that anyone in the city is responsible for it'
You sigh and sip your coffee, that could be a problem. He doesn't seem the sort to take his time about something like this.
Agni is suspiciously quiet.
You put your cup down with a clank. 'And?!'
He swallows his coffee. 'And I think there's another Exalted up here. It's just rumors, but they're consistent rumors, it could be nothing, or they could be responsible for all this'

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on December 12, 2015, 02:45:13 PM
Confidently annouce my intent to fight this Exalted in anything but Gateway
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on December 12, 2015, 02:49:32 PM
You stand and plant your fists on your hips. 'Well then! I'll have to make an example of them!'
Agni raises an eyebrow and smiles. 'How exactly?'
'By challenging them and conquering them! By defeating them so utterly that they shall never rise from the rubble of their defeat!'
You sit back down, 'In anything but bloody gateway. Never again.'
Agni snorts and puts his hand in front of his mouth.
You grin, 'Are you laughing at a Princess of the Earth?'
Agni takes his hand away and bows, stone-faced. 'Perish the thought milady! I have far too much respect for you for that.'

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on December 12, 2015, 03:48:46 PM
Tell Agni he's allowed to laugh at me. Actually. Request that Agni laugh at me.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on December 12, 2015, 04:24:49 PM
You roll your eyes. 'Agni you know that you can-' you fold your arms over your chest. 'Actually I'm ordering you; laugh at me'
He raises an eyebrow. 'Laugh at you?'
You nod sternly, he smirks. You put your fists on your hips. 'What, that makes you laugh?'
He shrugs noncommittally. 'No idea what you're talking about milady'
'Laugh'
He clears his throat. 'Hahaha' He sips his coffee. 'Any other tasks that you'd like me to perform?'
Is he sassing you?

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on December 12, 2015, 04:52:41 PM
Tickle him regardless of mobility issues or his coffee.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on December 12, 2015, 05:19:56 PM
You wait for him to sip his coffee again before you strike, you launch yourself off the floor, clearing the tray and colliding with him, coffee sprays from his mouth in an arc as you slam him on his back and his cup goes flying through the curtain.
You climb on top of him and before he can say a word or even draw breath, you jab him in the armpit. He doubles over gasping and either grinning or grimacing, 'NO-DON'T-STOP!'
You prod his stomach and he snorts, giggling around gasps for breath. 'What's that?' you say, 'Don't stop? Okay!'
'N-!' he throws his head back, laughing uproariously between gulping gasps for breath while you mercilessly tickle him. One of his hands grabs your wrist and pulls it to one side, you struggle and a moment later his other hand grabs your other wrist and holds your arms apart, causing you to fall forward.
There's a moment of stillness where the two of you just pant for a few moments with your faces inches apart, both of you grinning and occasionally giggling.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on December 13, 2015, 02:30:13 AM
(Yes this is back O.O)

Lean forward like you are about to kiss him, then reprimand him that he threw the perfectmy good coffee and that is not okay D:
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on December 13, 2015, 10:38:30 AM
You lean forward, your noses almost touch and you can feel his breathing accelerate.
'Agni'
'Milady?'
You whack him hard with a pillow. He yelps, 'What was that for?!'
You point dramatically at the fallen cup. 'You wasted perfect, delicious coffee Agni! That is not okay!'
Agni splutters. 'But you-! I didn't-! I thought-!'
It is at that moment, with you straddling Agni and him protesting loudly that Lanfen opens the curtains. 'What's all the yelling about-'
She looks at you
She looks at Agni
She looks at you
She grins ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on December 13, 2015, 10:43:44 AM
Ask her to come join you ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) (I can't wait to see Agni's reaction to this)
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on December 13, 2015, 10:52:23 AM
'Sooooo,' she says, grinning.
'It's not what it looks like' Agni says.
'Really?' Lanfen says.
'Really!' Agni insists.
Lanfen nods. 'Well it looks like you two are about to-'
You grin. 'Oh it's exactly what it looks like.' You give Lanfen a broad wink. 'Care to join us?'
'WHAT?!' Agni yelps.
Lanfen jumps aboard the carriage grinning at Agni the way a shark does at a fish. 'Ooh, can I?' she shrugs her jacket off and tosses it outside, pulling the curtain shut behind her.
Agni's face turns the color of his hair, seemingly nervous about being alone in a room with you two ::)

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on December 13, 2015, 10:57:05 AM
"Agni would love that, wouldn't you?" ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on December 13, 2015, 11:01:39 AM
'Agni would love that, wouldn't you Agni?' ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Agni blusters and sits up, 'Well, I mean, not that I would- I'm not saying- That is-'
Lanfen grabs him by the shoulders and starts to message him. She moves her head right next to his.
'Come on Agni, don't you like us?'
'Yeah Agni, don't you like us?' You slide further up his lap. He tries to move away, but just ends up leaning against Lanfen. You see him panic as she wraps her arms around his chest from behind. 'Help me!' his eyes scream.
'No' yours whisper.
'Alrighty then Agni just relax' she croons as she puts a pillow on her legs and the two of you push him over to lie in her lap.
He doesn't look relaxed.
He looks like he can't decide whether he's been given a death sentence or a million yen.
You and Lanfen look at each other.
(http://i.imgur.com/U4d1Nlm.gif?noredirect)

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on December 13, 2015, 11:13:10 AM
(That GIF tho)
Agree that Agni should relax and massage his neck.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on December 13, 2015, 11:22:05 AM
You give him a 'friendly' smile, 'I agree Agni, you need to relax!' You start to knead the muscles on his shoulders and up the side of his neck, or at least you try.
'See Agni? Isn't this fun?'
Lanfen makes a tsk noise. 'Well, this just won't do' she says.
'W-what won't?' Agni stammers.
'This big old fur collar on your coat, it keeps getting in the way' Lanfen says and nods at you. You nod back and start undoing the buttons on his coat.
'Now-Wait-Hold-Hold on what-Don't-!' Agni just keeps complaining as you and Lanfen slip the coat off of him and Lanfen tosses it away. Underneath he's wearing a sleeveless vest of red alpaca wool, which Lanfen peels off with the coat, no doubt by accident.
'See? Much better' Lanfen says as the two of you can finally get an actual grip for your ministrations. She leans forward to start kneading his biceps while you work on his neck and shoulders.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on December 13, 2015, 11:59:38 AM
(I AM SO SORRY AGNI actually not really)

Remind Lanfen that mortals get cold and it's cold outside
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on December 13, 2015, 12:12:57 PM
You stop for a moment. 'Um Lanny?'
She blinks and looks up from his arms, shaking her head as she snaps out of her reverie. 'Eh?'
'He's a mortal'
'And?'
'Mortals get cold, it's cold outside. He might need that coat'
She stares at you in confusion for a moment, then gives you a look as if to say 'Whose side are you on?!'
Agni raises one hand. 'Do I get any say in-?' Lanfen squeezes his shoulder, he sighs and his arm drops limp at his side.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on December 13, 2015, 12:17:52 PM
Say that we should probably warm him up with massages!
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on December 13, 2015, 12:33:23 PM
You snap your fingers as genius strikes you. 'You know what would warm him up? Massages.'
Lanfen nods decisively. 'Excellent deduction dear sister!'
You nod back and the two of you go back to work with gusto.
While you haven't exactly practiced often you can guess by the look on Agni's face that you're doing a pretty good job.
He closes his eyes and leans back with a sigh, you feel the muscles in his neck relaxing and an almost smile hovers over his lips.
'Someone's stopped complaining!' Lanfen whispers.
 
You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on December 13, 2015, 12:51:53 PM
Point this observation out to Agni.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on December 13, 2015, 01:02:07 PM
You lean forward and put your hands on his biceps.
'Something wrong Agni?'
He opens an eye. 'Hm?'
You smirk and knead his arms. 'You've stopped complaining.'
One side of his mouth ticks upwards and he closes his eyes. 'Help. Guards. Save me.' He groans and smiles. 'A little higher Lanying'
You shift your grip. 'You like that Agni?'
'Mmmh'
'Oh he likes it ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)' Lanfen says as she shrugs her top off, Agni's eyes widen until he realizes she's wearing sarashi underneath.


You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on December 13, 2015, 01:05:51 PM
Point out that he doesn't seem to be in need of saving ::)
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on December 13, 2015, 01:15:07 PM
'You don't seem to need saving' you say as you lean on your hands, adding pressure.
He starts to say something snarky. But then Lanfen mimics your action and 'Meep!' is all that comes out.
Lanfen carefully shuffles back, lowering the pillow (complete with Agni's head) on to the floor.
She looks at you and wriggles her eyebrows like frightened caterpillars.
(https://media.giphy.com/media/Hot2b4Wn3aHwk/giphy.gif)
Then bites her lip and lowers her face towards his.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on December 13, 2015, 01:45:21 PM
Smack her away from my Agni >:(
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Post by: GeeBeezy on December 13, 2015, 01:59:19 PM
You frown and slap at her. She catches your hand at the wrist and looks at you in shock.
'What gives?!' She mouthes at you.
'MINE' You mouthe back and pull your arm away.
Agni starts to stir and you both hurriedly get back to work.
'MINE' you mouthe again.
Lanfen grins winningly. 'Come on sis!' she whispers, 'Sharing is caring!'

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on December 13, 2015, 02:05:14 PM
No sharing Agni
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Post by: GeeBeezy on December 13, 2015, 02:15:56 PM
'NO. SHARING. AGNI.' you mouthe decisively.
Lanfen rolls her eyes. 'Well we have been for almost ten minutes now and I haven't heard you complain!' she whispers.
'That was different!' you whisper back.
She blows hair out of her face, 'Right, so you'll let me do all the hard work setting up the board but you won't let me play?' she whines.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on December 13, 2015, 02:21:17 PM
"Agni isn't gateway."
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on December 13, 2015, 02:42:05 PM
'Agni isn't gateway' you mutter, looking down at him.
You look up when you hear a sob from Lanfen. She's waving hand in front of her face to hold back tears but is grinning like a lunatic.
'What?' you smile despite yourself.
'It's just too cute! You two, it's so perfect! But I'm torn; on the one hand I want to make sure you two end up together,'
Aaaaw
'-but on the other hand he is a smoking hot bowl of curry and I'm starving.'
She sighs, 'No one understands my struggles'

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on December 13, 2015, 02:44:12 PM
Suggest that Lanfen go get curry if she's that hungry and leave me and Agni alone.
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Post by: Catvomitsky on December 13, 2015, 02:52:52 PM
^^^
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on December 13, 2015, 02:55:26 PM
You smile sweetly. 'Well you can get all the curry you want in town!'
The look of shock on her face is worth its weight in gold.
(http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/935/722/b91.png)
That was a really good come back.
And she knows it.
She sighs, defeated. 'Fiiiiiiii-' she gets up, 'iiiiiiii-' she leaves through the curtain, still whining.
You nod, confident that you've defended your territory.
You look down at the aforementioned territory. He looks as though he's fallen asleep but you can't quite tell.
A fist comes through the curtain. 'Rock paper scissors?'
You throw a cushion and hear Lanfen yelp and stomp off grumbling.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on December 13, 2015, 02:57:00 PM
Watch Agni sleep until he wakes up. And pour myself more coffee.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on December 13, 2015, 03:07:40 PM
You sit up straight and yawn, pouring yourself a little more coffee and holding the cup with both hands, letting it warm you.
After a minute his face twitches, possibly at the smell of the coffee. He looks up at you and smiles briefly.
'Hey'
'Hi'
He props himself up on his elbows. 'Is the coffee any good?'
'It's all right'
He raises an eyebrow. 'Are you going to get off me?'

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on December 13, 2015, 03:09:49 PM
"Agni. How long have you known me? Of course I'm not going to get off of you."
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Post by: GeeBeezy on December 13, 2015, 03:15:19 PM
'Agni, how long have you known me?'
'Four days'
'-of course I'm not going to get off of you.'
He groans and props himself up on his elbows. 'You're right, I should have known better'
'You should have'
He props himself up with a few pillows and crosses his arms. 'So we're just going to sit here all day?'

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on December 13, 2015, 03:37:21 PM
"I'm going to sit. You're going to stay lying down and be my pillow."
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on December 13, 2015, 03:51:36 PM
You fold your arms and shake your head. 'I'm going to sit, you're going to lie there and be my pillow'
He shrugs. 'If I must. Can your pillow have a little of that coffee?'
You nod and generously pour him some. You clink your cups together and drink.
'It's perfect' he says.
You're about to agree before you see the smug almost-smile hovering on his lips.
'Didn't you make this coffee?'
He smiles around the cup.
You shake your head in awe. 'Such humility'
He nods humbly.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on December 13, 2015, 05:31:34 PM
Ask him for details on the actual responsibilities I apparently have.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on December 13, 2015, 06:58:52 PM
In what situation?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on December 14, 2015, 02:33:30 AM
The attacks and the other Exalted and whatnot.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on December 14, 2015, 10:52:44 AM
'Agni?'
'Hm?'
'What is expected of me?'
He falls silent for a moment and sets his cup aside. 'In this instance? You're expected to be a savipur; protecting those lower on the wheel of incarnation from things higher up.'
'Does that include other Exalted?'
He answers after a brief pause. 'It can. Only a Dragon can judge another Dragon. If you deem that they've betrayed the trust of Heaven, the Dragons and the Faith, then you are free to act as you deem necessary and only another Dragon Blooded can judge you.'
You nod and sip your coffee thoughtfully.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on December 14, 2015, 11:14:55 AM
Wonder why anyone would trust me to decide what's morally upstanding.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on December 14, 2015, 12:01:06 PM
You chuckle and shake your head. 'What gave anyone the idea that I'm a moral authority is beyond me'
Agni shrugs. 'The Fourth Noble Insight makes your authority doctrinal, and makes it heresy to question it'
You nod. Right, the fourth noble insight.
You totally remember that one. Totally.
'Besides,' he says as he picks his cup back up. 'I trust you'
You blink, taken by surprise. 'Pardon?'
'I don't think you'd ever intentionally do the wrong thing. You're not that kind of girl'

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on December 14, 2015, 12:24:51 PM
Be very theatrically touched by this.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on December 14, 2015, 12:30:02 PM
Your eyes grow hot. You blink a few times, it doesn't help.
He raises an eyebrow. 'Are you alright-?!'
You immediately start bawling your eyes out and hug the living daylights out of him.
'THAT'S THE NICEST THING THAT ANYONE'S EVER- EVER-!' you break down sobbing into his shirt.
'AIR' He wheezes.
You relax your grip enough to let the weakest and most pathetic element into this lungs as you sit up, wiping your eyes and waving a hand in front of your face.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on December 14, 2015, 12:31:11 PM
Pat Agni's head.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on December 14, 2015, 12:34:36 PM
You lean forward and pat him on the head. 'Thank you'
He rolls his eyes and fixes his hair when you stop. 'I think we've stopped'
'Pardon?'
'The carriage, I think we're here'
Oh.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on December 14, 2015, 12:56:30 PM
Reluctantly allow Agni to put his jacket back on.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on December 14, 2015, 01:09:15 PM
You sigh, bracing yourself for the inevitable. 'Okay,' you say,
Come on Yingy just pull that plaster off, get it over with you are strong
'Put it back on' you say quietly.
Agni reaches for his coat, 'Count of three?'
You nod gravely.
'1, 2-' he puts it back on and your world is suddenly less muscly.
'WAIT-'
'What?'
'I thought it would be one two three THEN put it on'
He smiles. 'Could you get off me now?'

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on December 14, 2015, 01:29:53 PM
Refuse to get off unless/until somebody else comes to figure out why I'm not coming out
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on December 14, 2015, 01:48:07 PM
You lean back, thinking. 'Mmmm... Nah'
'Milady...'
You shake your head. 'Nah'
'Milady.'
'Naaaaah. I'm just going to wait for someone to come find me'
Agni fidgets. 'That's very funny milady really we should-'
'Nah'
'How about if you let me get up and you can stay here?'

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on December 14, 2015, 02:17:12 PM
Naaaaaaah
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Post by: GeeBeezy on December 14, 2015, 02:31:02 PM
'Naaaah'
He sighs, sits up, grabs you around the waist and despite your protests of 'Nah means nah!' and 'Watch out for the coffee' he gets his legs under him, stands, lifts you off your feet and puts you down in front of him, then bows, gesturing to the curtains.
'After you milady'

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on December 14, 2015, 02:58:59 PM
Grab him and do not let go
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on December 14, 2015, 02:59:44 PM
[Is there method to your madness  ::) ]
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on December 14, 2015, 03:00:45 PM
(Do not allow Agni to escape physical contact with Lanying)
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on December 14, 2015, 03:03:24 PM
[Of course ::) ]
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on December 14, 2015, 03:28:59 PM
(http://i.stack.imgur.com/OEmun.jpg (http://i.stack.imgur.com/OEmun.jpg))
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on December 14, 2015, 03:30:48 PM
[I lolled]

Roll grapple: Martial arts 5+ Strength 4 = 9d10

First excellency: 1 mote per success
Second excellency: 1 mote per extra dice
Limit for each excellency: 5


http://www.roll-dice-online.com/
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on December 14, 2015, 03:34:24 PM
Result

5 - 8 - 5 - 1 - 10 - 7 - 9 - 6 - 10 (Avg: 6,77777777778)
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on December 14, 2015, 03:43:05 PM
7 successes!

Opponent rolled: 10-2

2 successes!

You win by a threshold of five!


You wrap your arms around his waist, pinning his arms to his sides and lean back, lifting him a few inches off the ground.
'MILA-GACHKSPLLK' he chokes on his words and starts flailing his legs.
You sigh and lean your face against his chest.
You can hear his heart beating.
Really really fast.
This is a beautiful moment.
The curtain is drawn back slightly. 'Yingy?' Lanfen says, 'Are you scoring in there or can I come in?'

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on December 14, 2015, 04:03:09 PM
Reluctantly stay true to my word about releasing Agni if someone shows up.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on December 14, 2015, 04:07:47 PM
You sigh and put him down. 'No, you can come in'
She does, her face is grave. 'I think you need to see this'
She turns and walks out, big stomping strides that shake the boards. It's then that you notice she's put on her fighting boots and gauntlets.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on December 14, 2015, 04:09:27 PM
Ask what's happening

(Bedtime for me.)
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on December 14, 2015, 04:11:08 PM
[Night bud]
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on December 14, 2015, 04:28:20 PM
'What's happening?'
'Nothing,' she lets the curtain fall shut behind her. 'It's already happened'
You follow her through the curtains, hugging your shoulders against the icy breeze.
You've stopped at a clearing in the bamboo, sheer cliff walls rise up on either side of you, in places dripping with snow melting under the pale sun.
On either side of the road is a line of wooden lodges, well built, solid structures that can't be less than a hundred years old.
Four of the doors have been reduced to splinters.
No one is in sight.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on December 15, 2015, 01:33:30 AM
Investigate further.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on December 18, 2015, 06:05:53 AM
Hi, I just wanted to say I'm alive :) And good call, Pan. Let's investigate onward!
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on December 18, 2015, 01:03:04 PM
Good to know :] I'll be a little while, I've got some stuff to do but I haven't forgotten about this, don't worry!
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on December 18, 2015, 01:15:51 PM
You jump off the carriage and on to the road; old cobbles slick with moss, probably dating to the shogunate era with many of them missing.
You shiver as you look around. A slow avalanche of fog is rolling down the mountain side, the road rises at a shallow angle in a series of switchbacks dotted with starved and twisted pines until it enters a stone arch built into the living mountain over a mile above and away from you.
It's more quiet than you thought anywhere could be.

What do you do first?

1: Have your guards search for survivors?
2: Investigate the houses?
3: Search for tracks?
4: Talk to someone about something [who and what?]
5: Other?
6: Combination?

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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on December 18, 2015, 01:30:39 PM
2
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on December 23, 2015, 12:24:02 AM
You walk towards the nearest lodge, your heels clack on the uneven cobbles.
The door has been reduced to splinters, you run your hand along the door frame; split in half on either side, and the lintel above you has been bent in the middle.
Your eyes take a moment to adjust to the gloom inside. The single room is in disarray; the low table has been thrown against the wall, only one of the three paper wall hangings isn't torn, cups lie broken on the floor, and what looks like the head of a bed lies at the foot of the stairs to your left.
Despite all of this, the thing that shocks you most, is that this entire dwelling, second floor and all is slightly smaller than your bedroom at home.
'There's always three'
You turn at the sound, there's a man beside you, a man with long black hair tied back in a topknot and a flowing green kimono that you know from experience covers a truly divine set of abdominal muscles.
'Topknot' you say.
'Lanying' he says.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on December 23, 2015, 12:29:55 AM
Consider if it is an appropriate time to resume the towel war.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on December 23, 2015, 12:38:20 AM
Your immediate reaction is to finish what you started; the towel duel is a sacred tradition after all, and there was no clear winner last time. But the law of the towel duel clearly states that the winner is the last person still wearing theirs; which, if you were to press the challenge in this situation, would make you both losers.
You aren't going to throw in the towel [pun intended] that easily, you'll have to bide your time.
And then strike.
He's looking at you, quick, say something!
'You look good in clothes' you say.
'Likewise' he says.
Nailed it.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on December 23, 2015, 12:41:53 AM
Ask what he means by "there's always three"
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on December 23, 2015, 12:49:41 AM
'So...' you say.
'So?' he says.
'There's always three?'
He nods. 'There have been over a dozen kidnappings-'
'Kidnappings?'
'No corpses. Never much blood. No animal would or could do this. So it's someone, not something. And that makes these kidnappings. There have been over a dozen kidnappings, all over the mountain, but there's always three homes hit. Three exactly.'
'And you're telling me this because-?'
'Because we don't have time for you to figure it out yourself'
The pause is pregnant and heavy. You think back to when you first arrived in the village.
'There were four this time' you realize.
He nods.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on December 23, 2015, 01:17:46 AM
"Maybe it's unrelated?"
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on December 23, 2015, 07:24:57 PM
'Maybe it's unrelated?' you say.
He shrugs. 'And maybe it's not. Pay careful attention to the last house.'
'Which one is that?'
'You'll know.' he turns to leave, 'Oh, and you won't like this next part.'
He waves over his shoulder and walks out.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on December 23, 2015, 11:35:39 PM
Follow with a mixture of curiosty and apprehension.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on December 23, 2015, 11:55:19 PM
You follow him out the door, swallowing nervously.
Your guards seem a little unnerved by the silent village, to say the least. They're all holding their spears and standing close together, it's almost cute really.
You hear a creak, as a door opens at the other end of the village. A man walks out, blinking and scratching himself as he wraps a coat around his body.
He freezes mid yawn at the sight of soldiers and a woman in a lovely ballgown in the middle of a mountain path. He dashes back inside and comes out with a woman and three sons, all rubbing their eyes, one of your guards calls something to them that you miss and in seconds the whole family is lying prostrate in obeisance.
Over the next quarter of an hour almost every villager emerges from their homes and join the first family on the ground.
'What's so bad about this?' you say.
He shakes his head. 'Wait for it'
And then you hear it.
Movement.
From the floor above you.
In the raided house.
The footsteps cross back and forth, you hear mumbled voices, a door opening.
'Li?' A woman's voice.
'Li?!;
A woman with disheveled hair stomps down the stairs in fur trimmed boots, wrestling on an alpaca wool poncho, 'Li-?!' she stops when she sees the two of you.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on December 24, 2015, 12:13:08 AM
Try to not look confused.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on December 24, 2015, 12:18:21 AM
You spend a moment just trying to process what happened.
Your first reaction is embarrassment at entering her house without invitation.
Your second reaction is confusion; how did she sleep through the attack?
You turn and look at the villagers. All of them appeared shocked by the damage to their neighbors homes, it occurs to you that they probably think that you did it. But how did they sleep through all the noise?
Topknot looks at you. 'You see?'
The woman is staring at you, eyes wide, trying to figure out who you are, what you are, and what you've done to her house.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on December 24, 2015, 12:33:40 AM
Try to explain myself.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on December 24, 2015, 10:23:22 AM
'Hi!' you say politely. 'This probably looks a little odd but I'm an-'
'Where is Li' she says flatly.
'I'm not sure but I'm an e-'
She walks towards you, it is then that you realize she's carrying a sword. She rips it from its scabbard and brings it down towards your head.
'What have you done with my son?!'

Do you-?

Parry? [10 +2 dice]
Dodge? [10 +2 dice]

*Note: I'd noticed that Lanying was a little underpowered, so I've increased her Dexterity and Dodge by 2 points each, raising them to 5, as Dexterity is one of the most important combat stats [and Lanying exalted through combat] and she's tiny and agile [so would be amazing at dodging]

Channel virtue? [Valor = 5  automatic successes, can only be done 5 times per chapter]

First martial art excellency: One success per mote spent, maximum of five motes
Second martial art excellency: One extra dice per mote spent, maximum of five motes

Opponent attacking with 9 dice


http://www.roll-dice-online.com/
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on December 24, 2015, 11:36:42 AM
Dodge 9 - 1 - 7 - 5 - 6 - 10 - 5 - 5 - 6 - 10 - 9 - 1 (Avg: 6,16666666667)
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on December 24, 2015, 11:40:46 AM
(Firstly: Is this woman really really awesome at swordfighting or is my perception of how many dice people get off?
Secondly: Lanying was underpowered!?)
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on December 24, 2015, 11:44:59 AM
[Firstly: Nine dice is an enormous amount for a mortal; she's almost as good at sword fighting as you are at punching and is much better than Agni. She's either got Dexterity or Melee at 5 or she has a specialty in using swords in which case she wouldn't be nearly as good if she was using a different weapon. She's most likely a heroic mortal.
Secondly: A bit yes. Combat was your forte, but you weren't good enough at it Imo. Now you are.]

7 successes!

Opponent roll: 6 - 7 - 4 - 10 - 3 - 7 - 1 - 6 - 6

4 successes!

You succeed by 3!


You sidestep the blade as it whistles between you and Topknot.
'As I was saying I'm-' you duck the back swing, your dress spreads across the floor. Topknot steps back and the third swing buries itself in the door frame an inch from his throat.
You dust yourself off as the woman tugs at her sword.
'We're Exalted' you say.
She pulls the blade free and jumps back, her eyes red rimmed and breathing heavily. It occurs to you that she either didn't hear you or doesn't care.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on December 24, 2015, 11:50:03 AM
(I thought so :P)

Try to ask who Li is. Also stay alert.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on December 24, 2015, 12:23:31 PM
[Well spotted  :)]

You smile reassuringly. 'So, Li. That's a nice name. My brothers name actually.'
She staggers and tries to support herself on the nearby table, then falls with a curse as the table collapses.
You rush forward to help, then jump back as she points her jian at you.
'Stay. Back.' she pants. She climbs to her knees.
Silence reigns for a minute or two. 'I want to help' you say quietly.
A drop of something wet hits the floor. 'He's my son'
She drags a hand across her face and stands. 'What happened?' she says quietly.
More steps, a white-haired man that looks to be in his thirties comes running down the stairs, pulling a shirt on as he comes.
'Rena?! What's happening-?' He stops and looks at the damage to his home with horror, then at you with suspicion.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 01, 2016, 05:11:29 PM
Try to preempt the man's assumptions and explain that I did not do this
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 01, 2016, 05:18:22 PM
You raise your hands, 'Before you start; I totally didn't do this'
He and his wife[?] look at each other.
'We're Exalted!' you say with a smile, it doesn't seem to improve his mood.
'Never open with that' Topknot mutters.
Rena looks at you again and rises to her feet, sheathing her sword. 'Well then Prince and Princess of the Earth; what happened here?'
You're surprised[offended?] by her downright cavalier attitude to the Exalted, you've grown quite used to obeisance.
Well not from Agni but that's different.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 01, 2016, 05:20:06 PM
Look at Topknot and wait for him to explain to the mortals.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 01, 2016, 05:31:54 PM
'That is an excellent question!' you say brightly.
Topknot simply stands there, utterly impassive.
You give him a friendly slap on the rump. 'Go on, tell them!'
He holds up a finger. 'One moment please' he puts a hand on your shoulder, turns you around, leans down closer to your height and whispers, 'I have absolutely no idea. I got here a few minutes before you did.'
'But you were being all mysterious and subtle-'
'Of course I was! Mortals were watching. If I hadn't they might have figured out that we-'
You wince, 'Don't actually know what we're doing?'
He nods, smirking briefly, 'All I know is that it keeps happening, no discernible pattern, random settlements away from the main population, sometimes too far for fast horses to have crossed the distance in the interval between attacks, but they still happen.'
Well, that illuminates things.
You both turn around, you glance at Topknot and attempt to mimic his impassive, all knowing, imperious gaze.
(https://49.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lozsfq6MY41qes00so1_r1_500.gif)
'Well?' Rena says, arms folded.
'Well....' you say.
'Well?' Rena's husband says, a little confused.
'Well.' Topknot says decisively.
'What happened?!' Rena snaps.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 01, 2016, 05:35:40 PM
(Road to El Dorado GIFs are always appropriate ::))

Tell her that Li has probably been kidnapped. And therefore is probably not dead, so that's a plus!
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 01, 2016, 06:26:19 PM
[Well considering the entire movie is about a pair of low temperance heroic mortal thieves who stowaway on an Earth Aspects fleet of Realm warships sailing to colonize the eastern jungles who bump into another heroic mortal thief and are mistaken for Gods? ::) Yeah, always appropriate]

'Well,' you say, looking for a diplomatic way to broach the subject. 'Your son,'
'Exalted' the man mutters, looking like he's been struck by lightning.
'Well?' Rena says.
'Your son has probably been kidnapped,'
Rena simply nods. Her husband sits down hard.
'Exalted...' he mutters.
'So he probably isn't dead!' you say brightly. 'So that's a plus!' you give them a big double thumbs up, then elbow Topknot who rolls his eyes and backs you up.
(http://31.media.tumblr.com/4941f67de39089c1aa3c0265dae947f3/tumblr_inline_mk86qlSmDj1qz4rgp.gif)
'Absolutely!'
The man lets out a choking noise and throws himself at your feet. 'Forgive us for our disrespect Princess of the Earth!' he wails.
Rena rolls her eyes at him, almost smiling despite the circumstances.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 01, 2016, 06:37:40 PM
Pat him on the head and forgive him provided he and Rena do not attack me with swords again.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 01, 2016, 06:54:27 PM
You shrug and magnanimously pat him on the head, not unlike a puppy. 'I shall forgive you both, provided you don't try and kill me again'
His body goes rigid. 'Try to kill-?!' he turns and looks at his wife incredulously. 'RENA'
She ignores him and walks to a cupboard, she turns the handle and the dented hinges snap, dropping the door to the floor. She shrugs and starts bundling together a few supplies.
'Darling, you'll be alright for a few days won't you?'
'Well yes,' he stammers 'But-!'
'Good, and do stop grovelling dearest'
He stands up sheepishly, pointedly looking away from you and Topknot, who punches you lightly on the shoulder. 'Well, I see you have things under control' he turns to leave.

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 01, 2016, 07:05:55 PM
Grab him by the topknot because he was here before me and that makes this his problem too
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 01, 2016, 08:29:29 PM
'Oh no you don't!' you grab hold of his ridiculous ponytail and pull. Surprisingly he doesn't even flinch, instead taking one long stride off the steps and pulling you along behind him, dangling like a puppet.
'Oh yes I do' he says, you can feel him smirking.
You struggle and pull, trying to slow him down, but instead only succeeding in looking rather silly, and in front of mortals too, your brother would throw a fit.
'You got here first mister!'
He turns to face you, you yelp as this motion swings you around, you lose your grip and land on your backside with a thump. 'So-?' he looks around for you, then spots you, 'So?'
You glare at him accusingly and fold your arms. 'So that makes this your problem too!'
He folds his arms. 'I don't think so.'
'Well I do!'
He puts his fists on his hips. 'Well I'm Exalted, I don't answer to you, little girl.'

You say/do?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 02, 2016, 01:45:46 AM
Fight me Topknot O^O
Probably a bad idea but
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 02, 2016, 01:59:53 PM
You stand, back straight as you rise up to your full 4 feet 11 inches and put the most intimidating look possible on your face.
Topknot raises an eyebrow.
You raise your fists in the air and flex what muscle you have.

(http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/18555196/images/1333431368296.jpg)

'FIGHT ME TOPKNOT!' >8I
He smirks. 'Fight you?'
'FIGHT ME!' >8I
He yawns. 'Didn't you learn your lesson last time little one?'
You point at him accusingly. 'NEITHER OF US USED ESSENCE AND NEITHER OF US BEAT THE OTHER!'
His eyebrows lower. 'I see, so it's undecided'
You nod. >8I
He shrugs. 'Very well, let's get this over with...'
Welp, here you go.

Roll Wits 3 plus Awareness 2 = 5d10

http://www.roll-dice-online.com/
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 02, 2016, 02:42:13 PM
10 - 6 - 6 - 1 - 3
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 02, 2016, 02:49:10 PM
2 successes!

3 - 10 - 5 - 4 - 10 - 7

5 successes!

You lose by 3!

Opponent starts first.


The villagers gasp.
Your guards cheer.
'Exalt fight! Exalt fight!' a few of them chant.
'Taking all bets!' you hear one yell.
Before you can take so much as a step in his direction he pulls his arms up the baggy sleeves of his kimono, thrusts them out the front of the garment and spreads them wide, shrugging it off his shoulders with his belt holding binding it to his waist.
As he does so, by coincidence, nay, by FATE, a ray of light spears through the clouds above and shines off his body.
Jaws drop across the village.
You hear someone sob.
'Woohoo! Take it off!' Lanfen yells.
The light blasts into your eyes, through your brain and into your very soul, you want to blink but just... Can't.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v686/Charc/Gifs/Emotigifs/Too-bright.gif)

Roll Temperance = 2d10
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 02, 2016, 02:53:51 PM
3 - 9

(No fair Topknot shiny abs are cheating)
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 02, 2016, 03:00:43 PM
[Okay I sort of forgot this but you actually only have Temperance 1.... Soooo >.< Reroll? But yes they are cheating :P]
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 02, 2016, 03:17:22 PM
9. I got a 9. Is that enough
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 02, 2016, 03:48:07 PM
(A 9 IS ENOUGH. LANYING PASSED A TEMPERANCE CHECK.)

The clouds gape further, the light spreading across his body like curtains opening on stage-
NO.
BAD LANYING.
DOWN GIRL.
You wrench your eyes away from his abs. His gleaming, rock solid-
DOWN.
You slam your gaze into his.
His eyes widen in genuine shock. 'How-?!'
Before he can finish you move so fast the world becomes a blur as you-

1: Punch him = 12 dice
2: Kick him = 11 dice + 2 damage
3: Grapple = 12 dice + prevents him from parrying, dodging or attacking

CHARMS:

BOULDER CRUSHING GRASP:
4 MOTES
Roll grapple, if you succeed you will deal lethal damage on your crush attacks.

FIRST MA EXCELLENCY:
Add up to five successes at a cost of one per mote.

SECOND MA EXCELLENCY:
Add up to five dice at a cost of one per mote.

VIRTUES:
VALOR: For one willpower you can add 5 successes.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 02, 2016, 04:26:12 PM
(CAN'T SEDUCE ME THIS TIME TOPKNOT O^O)

Grapple, 4 - 2 - 10 - 9 - 6 - 2 - 7 - 1 - 1 - 5 - 5 - 6
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 02, 2016, 04:44:06 PM
(Seriously tho, despite all the horny teenager jokes we make about her, Lanying has NEVER FAILED A TEMPERANCE CHECK)

4 Successes!

4-2-4-6-7-7

2 Sucesses!

You succeed by 2!


You hit him at a dead run slamming your arms around his waist and pulling hard, which coincidentally crushes your face and upper body against what feels like 14 alabaster tablets arrayed in matching rows.
You manage to keep your grip as he staggers and you try as hard as you possibly can to ignore the flexing slab of muscle pressed against your cheek.
'Yeah! Get 'im Lanying!' Lanfen shouts, then wolf whistles loudly.
'Ummm, are they fighting each other or seducing each other?' a guard mutters.
'What do you mean or?' another says. 'They're Dragon Blooded'

1: Crush him? (4damage)
2: Throw him? (4yards)
3: Hold him still?
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 02, 2016, 05:05:25 PM
3. We both stay here to figure out kidnapping.
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 02, 2016, 05:22:49 PM
You stand still for a few seconds, he struggles and flails, before becoming still.
'Are you going to move?'
'Nope' you tighten your grip. He sighs, his abs press firmly against your face for a few seconds.
'Why'
You look up at him, resting your chin just beneath the base of his chest.'Because you're going to stay and help' he shifts and your chin bounces.
He suddenly twists his leg around yours and throws his weight backwards while grabbing your wrists and tring to pull them apart.

Roll 12d10 to mantain grapple!
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 03, 2016, 02:27:05 AM
9 - 1 - 9 - 2 - 3 - 5 - 10 - 7 - 7 - 8 - 7 - 4
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 03, 2016, 11:22:09 AM
8 Successes!

6 - 3 - 10 - 1 - 5 - 9

3 Successes!

You win by a threshold of five!


Your hands are forced apart and you spin on one heel, unwinding your leg from his and throwing him off balance, his leg slides out from under him and he lands on one knee.
You take a step off his knee, jump and bring both legs forward, locking them around his neck as you grab his hair and throw yourself to one side, hurling him to the ground.
You twist as you fall so that he lands beneath you, with you sitting on his chest and knocking the breath out of him. Then before he can react you slide your legs down his sides and pin his arms with your knees as you grab his shoulders and slam him back down.
'Woohoo! Go Yingy!' you hear Lanfen yell.
'100 yen on Lady Lanying!' you hear one of your guards yell.
'100 on the tall guy!' another yells.
'200 says they make out!'
'What?!' you hear Agni yell.
'I'll take that bet!' Another answers.

Do you-?

1: Crush him? [Deal your Strength [4] in unsoakable blunt damage]
2: Throw him? [Throw him your Strength [4] in yards]
3: Pin him? [Prevent him from moving for a single turn]
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on January 03, 2016, 11:25:44 AM
(Jealous, Agni? ::) )

1
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 03, 2016, 11:44:33 AM
[Well, considering you told Agni that this guy was your future lover last time you saw him, waaay back on page 19? ::) ]

He pulls his arms free and you roll to one side, as soon as he props himself on his elbows and tries to stand, still dizzy from the loss of air, you spin on the ground in a kick that smashes his arms from under him and slams his head back into the ground with an impact that rattles his teeth.
You then raise one leg past your head and hold it by the ankle for a few seconds,
Silence falls, broken only by applause from Lanfen and a quiet 'Dayum' from Agni.
-and bring it down on his neck.

OPPONENTS HEALTH:

-0X
-1X-1X
-2X-2
-4
-Incapacitated


His eyes bulge and he grabs you by the ankle.

Roll 12d10 to maintain grapple!
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on January 03, 2016, 12:01:35 PM
(We did? 0.0)

7 - 2 - 7 - 8 - 4 - 4 - 7 - 5 - 8 - 7 - 10 - 10
Title: Re: Journey to the East: Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 03, 2016, 12:08:12 PM
You shrug, 'He's an utter and total prick,' You nod, 'And my future lover'
'Oh' Agni says. 'Well, that's nice'
You blow a strand of hair out of your face. 'But seriously I hate him'
Agni steps into the water, taking the towel off his head and shaking out his hair, his medium length, red hair just hanging down around his warm brown eyes and-
Down Lanying, down girl.
'Oh?' he says.
You shrug again. 'But I want him. It's complicated'
There is a moments silence. 'How long have you known him?' he says.
'About eight minutes' you say cheerily.
His eyes widen. 'Oh'

You say-?

1: 'Try to keep this between you and me'
2: 'I'm going to inform the guards of our new friend'
3: 'So how was your day?'
4: 'I'm going to bed'
5: Other [you decide]
6: Combination

(I could have sword she said "future father of my children" but here it is)
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 03, 2016, 12:10:19 PM
[Oh, thanks Pan! Yeah, I edited that line cause it seemed a little over the top ::) even for Lanying]

10 Successes!

Opponent faces a -2 dice penalty.

10 - 8 - 3 - 6

3 successes!

You succeed by a threshold of 7!


He moves fast, bending your leg back up to your head and pinning you there for a moment.
You hear a wolf whistle from someone.
'Milady your dress!' Agni yells, scandalized.
Topknot smirks.
You grin and wave goodbye.
His face falls as you swing your leg back down and slam him flat on his back, he actually bounces once and you take the opportunity to jump back on top of his chest.
'300! 300 yen says they make out!'
'200 on Lady Lanying!'
'Go Yingy!' Lanfen cheers.

Do you-?

1: Crush him? [Deal your Strength [4] in unsoakable blunt damage]
2: Throw him? [Throw him your Strength [4] in yards]
3: Pin him? [Prevent him from moving for a single turn]
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on January 03, 2016, 12:11:58 PM
(Oh, that! think they should make out then. Let the guy win the now-300 yen bet.)

(Also I have been picturing Agni with long red/orange hair and I just realize I've been doing that because it's actually canon and not just for no reason :o)

3
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 03, 2016, 12:16:55 PM
[Wait, so to clarify, your vote is to pin him and make out with him? XD]

[Yup! It's canon. Well, medium length was the original idea. I've basically been picturing him the way Pan drew him, but not as skinny, a bit more broad shouldered.]
Title: Re: Eventual excursion to an unspecified direction:Exalted Choose your own Adventure
Post by: Catvomitsky on January 03, 2016, 12:22:09 PM