LAND HO!!! SWORN TO VALOUR AND BLACK COMPANY 2230AD WILL RETURN!!After years spent in this meth riddled mining town purgatory, finally my return to civilisation along with what I hope is an office that is actually staffed and manageable work hours is imminent. Soon, I shall leave this godforsaken land behind...Okay, so the beaches are pretty good up north here but no lie someone got eaten by a crocodile in the river not 500m from where I sleep and a kid was killed by a box jellyfish 1 week after I went swimming at the same beach. After that getting hit by a car thing it feels like the QM curse is catching up...But more importantly this means I will soon be able to resume the longstanding quests (archive here in case any newbies are wondering what the fuck is going on) https://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Forgotten%20QMNo solid date yet, but I hope I could be starting up the quests again as soon as May this year! In the meantime, just to give myself amped up and anons interested, I'm going to keep this thread going and throw a few votes in here, mainly background stuff like ship names or cosmetic aspects of supporting characters etc. Besides, Almighty knows those two blokes in the /qtg/ need somewhere semi-official to chat!
I've got to head to bed now, work is still crazy. But I'll check in with you guys again when I can after work tomorrow.==============================Player Question(s)>What's your nationality? When did you join up?Sworn to Valour Question>Who is your favourite character/companion?Black Company 2230AD>Who is your favourite character/squaddie?
>>5212385>I'm white. I didn't join>I don't know>I don't know
>>5212382>>5212385Fuck yes dude>>5212385>What's your nationality? When did you join up?Aussie, joined thread 1 of StV and immediately started reading the Black Company archive in between>Sworn to Valour QuestionI mean Emile is the easy answer, the golden boy, the stupid, loveable idiot who is either going to be sainted (gimme another crit success in our next church trial) or hung from the rafters of a disused farmhouse, or more likely corrupted by a SoSBut other good options are our buddy Rabe, love the guy, and our little squire. One day I want to buy him some kick ass heavy armour and finish teaching him how to kill a motherfucker like a badass and spill his sketti like a wannabe casanova>Who is your favourite character/squaddie?Crane is a good egg but you can't beat Nines and our little cripple girl. The plant is ok too I guess... for a xenoAnyway hype as fuck, don't get QMcursed in the meantime
Another question to propose if I may? >What initially got you hooked?For me it was that you actually followed through on this being a quest with consequences for our actions in the first thread. I won't spoil it for any new anons just seeing this but the fact that we fucked around and found out was great
>>5212382>>5212385>What's your nationality? When did you join up?Ausfag I joined to kill pansy ass Paladins and Copperclippers for the second tour>Who is your favourite character/companion STVEmille for being the beautiful lug of a knight with more sense of right than common sense, but above him our boy Rabe, our blood Brother who may or may not be a sympathising commie and of course Copperclipper>Who is your favourite character/squaddie? BCQ 2230Gotta be our boy crane followed closely by Goldie of course discounting Mama snake-eyes herself.
>>5212385>What's your nationality? When did you join up?Estonian, joined during the second thread of 2230 and then read through all that came before.>Who is your favourite character/companion?I like the elf.>Who is your favourite character/squaddie?Always had a soft spot for robots so Gunner's my favourite squaddie.
Sworn to Blacks 2230AD
>>5212412>In the dark future of the 23rd century their is only Valur
>>5212385Fuck yes we're baaaack~>Player Question(s)>>What's your nationality? When did you join up?Singapore~ Jumped onboard right at the end of the Black Company OG siege.>Sworn to Valour Question>>Who is your favourite character/companion?Gabriel Rousseau. His entire arc is an excellent step into what StV is about and how its not fucking fun and games. An object lesson.>Black Company 2230AD>>Who is your favourite character/squaddie?Nines. I love our killy bot and what would we do without him.
>>5212385>i'm palestine>sin ibn buttad the wonderer>mahammuti want sworn valor nextإرضاء الشجاعة
>>5212385>What's your nationality? When did you join up?Aussie, just towards the middle of Fallavon Forest just in time to witness Captain Canton.>Who is your favourite character/companion?Emile, blessed by the almighty be he!>Who is your favourite character/squaddie?Snake Eyes/Crane duo, they are a package deal.
Man that's a lot of Aussies.
>>5212435and there s problem? i'm palestine because i'm proud ... seems problem for you instead
>>5212440I think anon's just surprised, as 4chan as a whole is overwhelmingly American.
>>5212382>Player Question(s)>>What's your nationality? When did you join up?USfag, been here since the first BC thread when we collectively screamed for a russian muscle mommy>Sworn to Valour Question>>Who is your favourite character/companion?RIP my knigga gabe>Black Company 2230AD>>Who is your favourite character/squaddie?obviously it's our best boi I can't wait for his face to be pic rel when he sees how fucked the squad is when we beat it
>>5212385>>What's your nationality? When did you join up?USA, found OG Black Company Quest when it was still running, but stopped reading all quests for awhile. Came back to /tg/, discovered /qst/ exists, then found Black Company 2230AD was a thing. Went back and binged StV.>Sworn to Valour Question>>Who is your favourite character/companion?desu I agree with >>5212416 this anon. Rabe is also top-tier bro. Lady Vancewell is best forbidden love >Black Company 2230AD>>Who is your favourite character/squaddie?Mama Snake Eyes is best squaddie for sure, but I've got a soft spot for Petal even though they're a disgusting xeno scum.
>>52123851 aus fag just like you QLD born and bred2 besides andrie actually father tobray3 snek
>>5212722joined at deep dive into the creeping horrors pit
>>5212727and black company during the full moon wolf battle
>>5212385You made my day man.>What's your nationality? When did you join up?I'm from Costa Rica, I jump in second thread of STV and your original Black Company Quest made read Glen Cook's books. Really love your writing.Sworn to Valour Question>Who is your favourite character/companion?Emile without a doubt, he started as a little bit naive and inexperienced but has stepped up to every challenge put on his way and still live up to his ideals despite the horrors, from the more mundane to the supernatural. He is a genuinely good person and his journey has only made him improve himself beyond the martial and material gains he has aquire. Black Company 2230AD>Who is your favourite character/squaddie?Crane because he balances Mama Snake Eyes to well.
>>5212385> White Canadian.Thread #1> Gilbern> Not sure
>>5212385>What's your nationality? When did you join up?Brazilian. During the hiatus, I saw a StV meme on QTG (pic rel) and it piqued my curiosity so I read the archive and got hooked. Your characterization is the best I've ever seen in /qst/.>Who is your favourite character/companion?If I exclude Emile, then probably Rabe but Tobray, Mikail and Vancewell are always a treat in their own respective ways.>Who is your favourite character/squaddie?Crane, he's the straight man to Snake-Eyes' wise gal.
>>5212385>What's your nationality? When did you join up?100% pure blood chink Joined an early thread of BCQ back when it ran in /tg/.>Who is your favourite character/companion?The femme fatale herself, Lady Vancewell>Who is your favourite character/squaddie?Probably Natty. Goldie is my fav squaddie and it's such a tragedy that he misses the current hell planet mission.
>>5212382Player Question(s)Canadian, been here since the very first Black Company ThreadSworn to Valour Question>Who is your favourite character/companion?Rabe is the best boy, cracking skulls and getting wenchesBlack Company 2230AD>Who is your favourite character/squaddie?I don't like any of them as they put StV on hiatus!I do have a question for you that I think never got asked, what would have happened if we had looted the Son of Sins hammer?
>>5212385>What's your nationality? When did you join up?Burger here, found StV midway through Session 1, went back through BCQ immediatelySworn to Valour Question>Who is your favourite character/companion?Rabe, nothing can beat a man just doing knight shit with his buddiesBlack Company 2230AD>Who is your favourite character/squaddie?I like Husk and Bones a lot, interesting to see more under the mask of each
>>5212382Holy shit he wasn't actually eaten by a dingo. Now I don't have to schill Forgotten in qtg more than I do my own quest.OG BCQ still the only quest to make me cry like a little bitch.
>>5212385>What's your nationality? When did you join up?USA motherfucker. I read like the first few BCQ threads on /tg/, bailed for years, got back into questing two years back and caught up on that and followed STV.>Who is your favourite character/companion?I want to protect Daubeny's smile. >Who is your favorite character/squaddie?I am simple, you introduce honorable Yakuza man, I am onboard. It's like having Kazuma Kiryu as your XO.
I have not gotten past thread #1 of STV or Black Company but I was in the one thread where you made a fool out of Wux and laughed my ass off.Australia sounds wild btw. Random question, are dropbears real?
>>5213348> are dropbears real?Yes.Why haven't you read Stv?
>>5213353Cucked by school, mostly. Very, horribly cucked.Rip to Gabriel Rosseau though. He had a good run.
>>5213380Get reading anon
>>5212390White isn't a nationality, you dumb inbred trash
>>5212385>What's your nationality? When did you join up?Belgian. Around the last Quarter of STV>Who is your favourite character/companion?The shieldfag himself. Emile of course.>Who is your favourite character/squaddie?The musical mushroom
Welcome all! Some of you I think I recognise from of our last end-of-thread wind down. Delighted to see that you're still following these quests.>>5212397Not a bad idea, I'll throw that in the options here.>>5213127Nothing good. Risk of corruption aside, no deal at all would have been possible with the Ordo Reginae and even Sir Gilbern couldn't have forestalled your execution if captured.>>5213348Nah yeah, but it's the hoop snakes you've got to watch out for.Keep in mind you guys are free to ask questions of me, chat and discuss the quests and posts memes/art old and new. I'll try and pop in this thread once a day because I am hype as as eff to get back into game. ===============================Player Question>What made you decide to stick around?QM Question time>What's an area of lore you want to know more about?
>>5213623So guys... Dragon Guard... yay or nay?
>>5212385>What's your nationality? When did you join up?Lithuania, joined up in the latter part of original BC>Who is your favourite character/companion?Glasdale. The quest was really fun in that thread where we hunted the creature with him.>Who is your favourite character/squaddie?Nines
>>52136231. I like the way you write especially describe combat and got addicted to the bullshit we pulled with our 1s 2. generally maybe some stuff about the undead invasion ,really most of the stuff I want to know is the juciy spoiler shit our boy in blue has to uncover himself
>>5213623>What made you decide to stick around?Gabriels death made me stick around most in the early threads, then it was the Grit of the STV setting contrasted with being SWORN TO VALOR>What's an area of lore you want to know more about?probably DEEPEST LORE but thats an easy answer, without including the juicy spoiler lore I probably want to know about the Big history characters that made Canton what it is after the brothers left.Have you thought much about changing up setting stuff like the Wealth system or investments given we could likely get Ambitous as a copperclipper?
>>5213623Early on the quest we learn that one of the capture beast men offer information about a special place to avoid execution but the other beastmen kill him before he could say more. Was there a way to get that information?
>>5213629i was a yay a couple months back i think we should just do the boat and pilgrimage first maybe we will hate cathagi like falllavon and return home?
>>5212385UOOOOOOOOOOOOH FINALLY>What's your nationality? When did you join up?Proud balkan dipshit from Croatia. Joined up somewhere on the start of StV, got lost along the way and then rejoined in the first BCQ 2230AD thread. Since then, I've read the StV threads till the end and now I'm moist and ready to continue, be it in the form of shooting xenos or gutting copper-clippers.>Who is your favourite character/companion? StVLove Rabe, simple as. Also have a soft spot for that stupid brother of ours who has a drive to get himself killed in all possible situations. I think he gave me a heart attack 2 times already. >Who is your favourite character/squaddie? BCQ 2230ADSo many loveable murderous goofballs. Crane is on the top, of course. Love his deadpan humour and constantly disapproving aura towards Nat's bullshit. Also love the femme fatale, Double N and her quadrilingual banter, especially with Husk.>>5213623>What made you decide to stick around?Good characters, a fun rolling system with risks and strategising and of course, the beautiful banter and memes.>What's an area of lore you want to know more about?For StV, can't wait to see more of Cathagi society and culture and the way Cathagis will socalize with a pure KNIGHT OF CANTON. Or just generally, how different cultures look like. And of course, the deep forbidden lore of the SoS, but that will come with due time. For BCQ 2230AD, I want to know more about those genocidal races who are supposedly extinct and I want a glimpse into the Holy Chokrum Empire.
>>5213629Hard pass from me, anything to actually say about being for or against its been done to death though.
>>5213629Yay, after completing the pilgrimage. Play bodyguard, hangout with other badasses and improve our skills. Go back home loaded with gold and reclaim the old Andrei lands maybe marry the Vancewell and tell tall tales to the grandchildren.
>>5213623>What made you decide to stick around?The second white bitch's neck snapped I was in for life. I wouldn't have had the balls, and I've been doing this on and off for ten years >What's an area of lore you want to know more about?Might be a minority but I'm excited for Dragon Guard arc. Want to know what's up out there.
>>5212385>What's your nationality? When did you join up?Texan, been enjoying your quest since the tourney arc.Sworn to Valour Question>Who is your favourite character/companion?favorite bro has to be Rabe, Vancewell memes are off the charts though.
>>5212385>What's your nationality? When did you join up?I'm a canuck, I didn't start voting until the start of the Dis campaign in BC 2230 (I think, my memory may be failing me, it may have been earlier) but I did read the very first original BC thread live as it happened but simply lurked, same with StV. BC 2230 is the only quest I'm completely caught up on, I've read parts of the original BC quest and StV but never completed the archives.>Fave charactersFor StV I cannot say as I haven't completed it, but I'd probably say either the current MC or the first MC. The first MC because my memory of that start has warped to essentially consist entirely of the MC being hilariously haughty and memetically brave in death, the current MC for his development.For BC 2230 I'd probably say either Crane or Boot, great characters either way.
Sorry lads got a little drinky drinky tonight but I love you all and will check in with you tomorrow!
>>5214686In these troubled times, it is good to see that some things never change. Cheers Forgotten ya old boozehound!
>>5212890Sworn to Valour? Got a link?
>>5214950Here you gohttps://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?searchall=Sworn+to+Valour
I stopped reading after you guys went full beta on that caravan chick.Did you ever avenge yourselves?
>>5215144Well, that depends on what you mean by avenged.
>>5213623>What made you decide to stick around?The memes-- the memes of both STV and the new Black Company Quest are top-notch and I can't wait until I've read far enough in both to get all the inside jokes. Also ngl Natasha should've been the winner of the waifu tourn.>Hoop snakesNoted. Sound like scary creatures.
>>5215154Forgotten took inspiration for Clayton's Cradle from his homeland.
>What's your nationality? When did you join up?Ausfag been here since before day 1Sworn to Valour Question>Who is your favourite character/companion?Jess the elf. I swear if she could speak cantonment she would be shit-talking us the entire questBlack Company 2230AD>Who is your favourite character/squaddie?I got a soft spot for Husk, especially since forgotten always seems to... well forget him>What made you decide to stick around?Honestly forgotten you have a better writing style than most best selling books. And the strangest thing is that the narrative structure is top notch even when writing events that are almost entirely up to luck and player decisions >What's an area of lore you want to know more about?>>5214306I find it hilarious that Texan is considered its own nationality
>>5215789>What's an area of lore you want to know more about?I kinda want to know more about the fellowship that Adam and Cain had with the sons of sin amgrhgnd how it all went wrong
Hey Forgotten you nerd, I like that you sometimes incorporate music into your updates. If you're looking for new stuff for StV there is a composer called Filip Melvan that has some really good shit in my opinion. Take a look at Tuan, Ka’Alum Federation by Filip Melvan for some shady times, SoS but not rip and tear type music for example
>>5215966Nevermind, I can't find the track for free out in the wild. It looks like he's merged with Michael Ghelfi studios
>>5215789Im not the anon you quoted but I am a Texan and can assure you that it's not an uncommon viewpoint here
>>5212385>>What's your nationality? When did you join up?Danish. Joined during the trip to Favalon >Sworn to Valour Question>>Who is your favourite character/companion?I do love Emil he's just such a loveable oaf, also seeing flawed characters with noblebright world views struggling to live up to their own standards and trying to do their best in less noble settings is something I'm always there for. Honourable mention to Father Tobray for being the the character I disliked most at first to becoming one of my absolute favourites >Black Company 2230AD>>Who is your favourite character/squaddie?I like Crane a lot but I don't envy him the role of being moral compass to NatPlayer Question>What made you decide to stick around?Great world building, multi faceted characters, fun mechanics, interesting meaningful choices^tm and of course primo memes QM Question time>What's an area of lore you want to know more about?The fall of Ardane or whatever our dukedom was originally called. "Also I want to figure out if the master of the deadmen is necromancer form BQ, and this is the connection between the two quests as you said there was one"
hey forgotten if we had confessed to sister ingastus what would she got us to do?
>>5216192dang that last part was meant to be in spoilers
>>5216203get a shark campanion methinks
Shieldmaster trait when?
>>5212385>Asian in America, a twinkie (no homo). I was there in the beginning when Gabriel was created, and subsequently died due to overreaching Anons. I was the one who make that comment about the woman we saved bearing more sons of Adam, which Anons thought meant rape for some reason.>My knigga Emile, can't WAIT to see what happens to him in Cathagi!>That rustbucket Nines, must be so cool to have an AI buddy fight alongside you
>>5212385>Player Question(s)American, Midwestern. Part way into building Nat in BQ2203. Lost damn near every vote.>Sworn to Valour QuestionEmile. >Black Company 2230ADThe whole of Vinehound Squad. Especially Crane.
Sorry for the radio silence guys, working weekends still but hopefully things will finally settle down when I move.>>5213668>Wealth systemCertainly I want to incorporate larger investments, like ongoing interests in merchant caravans and such but also if Emile does wind up with a piece of land that will open up a whole new system of improvements to the fief etc. I can already envision building up farmland for more serfs to work, reclaiming unused or hostile areas or churches for pilgrims and defence infrastructure. I know ASOIAF had a good system for that so I will revisit it when it becomes relevant. I know some anons have been pushing for a hard currency system, I'm not ruling it out but I want to give it a closer look before overhauling the whole system. I don't want to end up in situation where people become ridiculously rich by selling dozens of poor quality weapons or rigging the wealth system beyond what is reasonably exploitable in a sensible commercial system. Can't promise the change is coming, can promise I'm looking at it.>>5213662>>5216192>Undead / ArdenneWe have covered a bit of it already, mainly lore stuff that any good son of Romaine would know like the Night of Three Sisters or how the Duchess Romaine became the last major holdout of the old families and the impact of the more matriarchal system than other Duchies. Some anons may have noticed already, while the prevalence of undead and their dread lords is always a threat along the territories closest to the Isle of the Damned their actual sphere of influence and threat waxes and wanes over the seasons with winter being notably the harshest time with many towns and hamlets walling themselves up and riding it out for the return of Spring.As for any connection, I won't spoil anyone but there will be clues.>>5213671>beastmen secret placeI purposefully hinted at this, but I very much doubt Emile would have gotten better results than Sir Gilbern at putting the beastmen to the question. If anons had insisted on being present, they might have been able to prevent the informant being killed by his compatriots. >>5213680>CathagiMaking landfall in this distant foreign realm is going to be a cultural shock for our knight and no mistake. Anons may have already picked up the existence of several castes vying for influence in the old empire but the true nature of the struggle other than the Merchants and Medusae Sect will likely be beyond Emiles understanding at this point.>genocidal races'Supposedly extinct' being a big question mark here. Certainly as far as the three major powers are concerned (Empire, Mandate and Federation) these guys are no longer feared as an issue. And even the HCE isn't an -active- threat right now compared to Rot outbreaks etc.>>5215794Covered a little in the dark places of the Fallavon ruins, but as you might have guessed the reality of how everything went down has arguably been heavily misinterpreted, covered up or forgotten.[1/2]
[2/2]>>5216203>Sister IgnatiusWhile far less harsh than Father Towbray's idea of penance or criticism, Sister Ignatius would more likely have assigned penance aimed to address Emile's haughty nature and perhaps humble him with roles specified to more menial ways of improving the lives of the commonfolk.>>5218550>ShieldmasterYou will not meet a Shield-sensei in Langland============================>PLAYER INPUT - SHIP NAMESSo I think it has been established that the human, or perhaps merely Black Company, tradition of naming spacefaring vessels follows the formula of [noun] of [place], typically that place being a city or region of Fallen Earth.Examples>Prince of Megiddo - Battleship>Wolf of Rome - Frigate>Sword of Damascus - FrigateThese are the only ships of the Black Fleet named thus far but there are dozens of other vessels that answer to the Captain, usually split off into several smaller fleets operating on separate contracts. There currently 2-3 cruiser class vessels in operation, each with their own complement of destroyers, frigates and smaller support vessels. Most of these are of human make, either Company manufactured or claimed from Republic of Earth remnants. But anywhere between 1/4 to 1/3 of these vessels have been seized from alien owners, either salvaged from wrecks or commandeered after hostile action.Right now I'll just take anons input on the kind of names that may be present in the fleet, but next update we'll have a little vote to pass the time (with the most popular selections being the cruiser names). I'll even take write-in for any history in the ship's service, their commanders and notable engagements etc. I reserve the right to veto anything too crazy, but feel free to ask if you worry you're going overboard.>SHIP NAME IDEAS> [write in]
>>5218897The Blooming ThornA medical cruiser made by the Cabbages (I honestly can't remember the races name right now). Its exterior is all sharp, angular surfaces in various hues of brown with a blunted, square shaped stern and a pointed, triangular bow. After capturing the ship and translating the name, it was unclear if the "Blooming" part of the name referred to the technicolour kaleidoscope style panels on the inside or the vibrant blue and electric green hues of the ships drives.--The Emu of Sydney - Fast Attack CruiserThe Emu of Sydney is small for a cruiser, lightweight for her class, quick and agile and heavily armed but with less armour than your typical cruiser class vessel. She sports several scars along her hull from various battles in service with the Black Company and in the years leading up to her acquisition by the fleet, each worn with pride. >Ok I memed that a bit I admit--Blade of AsculumThe Blade of Asculum is rooted in history, its servicemen proud of even their defeats in battle and the price they extract from each and every enemy that dare face them. They are taught that there is no mercy to be had in warfare, that any enemy who faces them should be left bloody and broken and that should they be unable to win, they should leave their opponent reeling from the Pyrrhic victory.
>>5218897>The Duke of SarajevoA pilfered Savis frigate which once belonged to a Savis Duke whose untimely end came at the hands of the Black Company in a black-ops operation. Considering his title and death of the little fox, the freshly-minted commander of the vessel immortalised him and another unfortunate (human) duke in the name of the ship.>The Song of JerusalemA Republic of Earth cruiser said to have spent its last days in the city of Jerusalem. Many of those who were saved that day came from the city, carrying with them many religious relics, trinkets and beliefs. The cruiser became something of a "pilgrimage" place to many of the Old World religious, fresh faced warriors from New Antioch vying to get a place on it. While High Command is vary of having so many Antiochans of different creeds in one place, they cannot deny the effect of united fervour in the battle against Aliens.>The Gypsy of AndalusiaA support vessel which originally spent its time in a Voidborn fleet, the ship joined up with the Black Company after an unfortunate encounter with a Voidstorm, the ship being the only survivor of the tragedy. While many of the original denizens dispersed, the ship somewhat maintaned its Voidborn culture. Mostly known for its technical and repair support, the plucky little vessel dived into scrap and technology collection due to their VIP position after any Black Company space engagement. Whatever you dear heart desires, the Gypsy will provide, as the saying goes among BC tinkerers.>>5218913I really like the idea of Blooming Thorn. All for our cabbage bros.
>>5218897>Blood of WallachiaA Black Company cruiser thought to have been lost after the support promised in the contract never arrived. The ship was barley functional crew was reduced to less then a third. While the official report has remained sealed, rumor is that the Blood of Wallachia bleed an entire Savis strike group on a series of guerilla attacks throughout the Danube system leaving nothing but floating hulks.
>>5218897>Minneapolis Sound>Harvester of Sorrow>Tired Man Blues>The Antelope>King Nothing>Holiday in the Sun>Ephidrine Machine>JoleneAll named by various cabbage Aliens and Republic of Earthers, trying to keep the memory of their fallen planet alive.>Nothung>The Reckless Abandon>The Last Word>Not Dead Yet>[R A G E A G A I N S T] The Dying of the Light[RAGE AGAINST] was future graffitied next to the more official name, shortly after it was commandeered by the Company. The ship is generally referred to as "Rage."
>>5218913>Emu*Triggered*But nice description on the ships. The naming format of the Blooming Thorn is unorthodox for ship names. But we could agree that’s due to the xeno origin or the official name didn’t stick.>>5219048Wow this guy gets it. I especially like the idea of the Company having a ship crewed by a primarily Antiochan crew with concerns on divided loyalty.Actually, I like all of these ships backgrounds.>>5219097Someone has watched Castlevania recently, but the idea of bleeding a bigger fleet dry is pretty cool for the name. Is the ship human or commandeered Savis make?>>5219144Not bad ideas, but try a few that stick the traditional naming format. “[thing] of [place].”
>>5219310I had envisioned it as being a human cruiser, now I can't decide which idea I like more
>>5212385>What's your nationality? When did you join up?American. I joined up late BCQ and have been on board ever since with you.Sworn to Valour Question>Who is your favourite character/companion?Honestly I like so many of them. Emile and Rabe are probably my two favorites.Black Company 2230AD>Who is your favourite character/squaddie?Big fan of our Second and the Bitch.Player Question>What made you decide to stick around?Honestly I think your storytelling, worldbuilding, character creation, and mechanics are just the best out of anyone on /tg/ and /qst/ It's just pure fun man.QM Question time>What's an area of lore you want to know more about?I'm mainly curious about the "true" history of our faith, as we saw with the sins[/spoiler] and the "blasphemy"
Fucking Christ Forgotten, the week I forget to check your twitter you do this to me. I hope you you are in good health and you checked your luggage for rape spiders, eldritch kangaroos and other examples of of God's spite.>>5212385>What's your nationality? When did you join up?Burger. I started when we joined the first party after almost dying anticlimactically.>Who is your favorite character/companion?Either our best bud from the Northern mountains or our squire. A very close second is our trusty steed. If(when) he dies, we will mourn for days and only settle on the greatest breeds(either that super one that I forgets its name or the pegasus).>Who is your favorite character/squaddie?Crane. I like his dynamic with Snake-Eyes and the other squaddies could use some one shots bigger than some of the ones given(Nines gets more than when we go clubbing and the beach for example). Honestly, I didn't want Crane, I wanted the Earth vet because I have a fondness for romanticizing over Mankind's past glories, but now the squad wouldn't feel right without him.>What made you decide to stick around?Length(and girth). Im a picky bastard who usually gorges myself on quests in the archive that were long enough to satisfy the hole in my heart and with an OC setting.Yours fit the bill with one quest done and another started.>What's an area of lore you want to know more about?Its been a while since I read thru the whole quest, but for StV, I could settle on folk heroes aside from Adam and Caine. Examples like companions of the brothers, heroes fighting in Interim periods between periods of stability, Robin Hood figures, or even a king who ruled for over half a century and did nothing during his peaceful and stable rule(and was loved for it).>Ship names>Wife of Samsara's EndA newly promoted member of the company from The Manger at New Antioch was given command of a ship that had been reassigned to him after its former commanding officer's mismanagement had led to its near scraping. After hearing that the former officer was from a Samsara's End on New Antioch and would have long ago slaughtered each other if it were not for the laws of the land and who he had personally come to blows with before, he proceeded to spend every excess bit of earning on each mission to repair it and the resulting damage it suffered from skirmishes with other ships, which it only managed to break even on due to his magnificent maneuvering. After Decades of piloting and countless missions of cre4dits from both him and his crew, who had begun to love the ship, it was to an inexperienced eye...a patchwork hunk of junk and it was a miracle it hadn't exploded by now. But to anyone who new the merit of ships of any quality, they knew that if the ship could exist in that state, in a mercenary company and not get scrapped, it must have a quality all of its own. One day the Captain was asked how it got its name"If that bald fuck couldn't treat this fine woman right, then I will".
>>5219481>>5212382And if New York can be the name of a place, so can Samsara's End
>>5218897Shieldmaster is so dumb an idea, I can't wait to get it.also I'm not sure people wanted a hard currency system as much as a slight rework to make the wealth system more rigerous.Did you have plans for Gabriel before he got Ganked by beastmen?>Rose of LV-426A beat up transport freighter that was falling apart BEFORE the fall of Earth that is somehow still functioning at BC standards despite it being probably the oldest ship in the fleet.The Captain is a Hard drinking cigar chomping ex-miner who lost his wife to Savis slavers.>Last light of Solone of the escort cruisers produced by Earth's shipyards, it got acquired around the same time as the Megiddo and while nowhere near the Jewel of the fleet it arguably one of the most advanced featuring the creme da la creme of human technology.Rumour has it that its line of ships feature A.I enslaved systems though naturally both the goverment of Earth and later the Black company both flatly deny the use of A.I by such frigates even if the rumour is persistant thanks to the heavily restricted zones on the vessel.>Ghost of ParisA stealth Frigate reserved for Black ops, archives on its acquistion are classified
>>5219507>>Rose of LV-426Which squadie would get hugged first?
>>5219532>Woah mama, this xray looks like a mama
I mean how could you blame him though, I know I have seen worse
>>5219539>I'mma gonn->Goldie No!>Jus->I WILL GET THE HOSE
>>5219507>Ghost of ParisI dig this quite a lot
>>5218897>Carrion of OrionA Pirate ship captured during the post earth clean up that upon inspection proved to be the long thought lost Sword of Orion carrier cruiser, though it pirate like tendencies have stuck to both crew and ship its still a formidable keystone of the companies strike craft capabilitiesFun fact: it is long suffering as the companies highest casualty postings outside of combat zones>Dirge of MarsA science vessel that surrendered itself to the company in return for the protection of the company.Its captain is a rabid transhumanist who raves about the flesh being weak.Vancewell lewds when?
>The Huntress of AnkaraAn unusual ship thought to be a prototype out of Perspira, the Huntress gets its name from the exaggerated number of troops reported in the battle of Ankara in the year 1402 of ancient Earth and its unusual prototype weapon.The Huntress of Ankara boasts strange but formidable offensive capabilities in the form of thousands of small semi-automated attack drones that spew forth and swarm and overwhelm its enemies. When the drones aren't enough, the ship can launch several breaching craft loaded with the roughest kriegers in the sector to board and assault the enemy, capturing them in the confusion of battle.
Serpent of Santiagoa fast cruiser type ship meant for both privateer and deep strike missions armed with the latest camo technologies, forward and arft torpedoes and finally advanced boarding technologies the the serpent is a the black companies harrying/raiding vessel made for destroying important targets and raiding the supply lines of our employers enemies
>>5219310Aight Forgotten, I got moar questions:First, how are you such a wordsmith? I've been writing on-and-off for fun for years and the only thing I have for myself is that I have above-average spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and decent lore. But you-- you're damn good at what you do, and, reading through the first thread of STV... welp, I am now enlightened as to *why* your quests have so much hype behind them.Two, how do you make *good* consequences for bad decisions? For instance, when the stakes become higher and higher in a quest story arc, how can I make bad choices or rolls more impactful? I don't run that dark of a quest, but I would like to make future moments in my own quest actually have impact for my players.
>>5219901Ah, my brother in actual Vancewell nudes
>The Flower of AgincourtThe only surviving ship from a coalition fleet of Savis princes. The rest of the fleet was destroyed when it foolishly tried to charge into the broadside of a much smaller black company fleet but got bogged down in voidstorm/electrical nebula?(whichever works in lore) loosing thrust and shields allowing the company ships to rain fire down upon them for hours. In the end only the Flower remained intact despite the pointlessness of it they refused to surrender, and the crew fought to the last man in a valiant last stand in the name of their house.>The axe of Lindisfarne>the Defiance of Thermopylae >The Bulwark of [last earth defence line to fall]
Hey lads, held back at work but I’ll check in with you all tomorrow and put some of these proposals to a vote.>>5220191Honestly, you have to both write AND read content you like. When you start identify a few -authors- that really capture you (easy to like genres, but the quality can vary) then you start to incorporate a few of their methods into your own writing, crudely at first but eventually more subtle and altered to reflect your own touches and take on it. That can be something as hard to define as techniques in developing characters or a simple as literary tricks and styles.For example, one author I read I noticed in the odd chapter or so would use a sentence at the start of the chapter and then as events unfolded that sentence was also at the end of the chapter, either changed or ironically inverted.I.e “It was the anniversary of Harolds nameday, and a particularly important one. [entire chapter of important stuff audience forgets sentence where Harold ends up dead or not looking good, chapter finishes with:] It was the anniversary of Harold’s namesday and a particularly important one, for it would be his last.Now that doesn’t mean I started throwing that sort of thing in there, but I did decide to give it a try with an update or two and see how it meshed with my writing. This example I’ve found is one that can very easily be overused, but if reserved for special moments can really hit the reader in the right spot.
Sorry lads, work still fucking me.
>>5221898RIP QM CURSE
>>5221898Remember that no office problem is so bad that a sudden influx of bees from your briefcase can't fix it
>>5221898at least someone is getting fucked rn ;(
>>5221898Hope they at least gave you dinner first
>>5220927Thank you-- gonna put this info to good use when I get off of hiatus.>>5221898Rip. Pic related.
>>5220927Forgotten, on a scale of 99-100 how rampant is piracy in the StV universe?
what happens here 4gotten
>>5221898the Sengoku Jidai period in japan lead to an absurd surplus of cheap ronin samurai, due to the prevelance of wandering Knights in Canton I'm wondering if their is a similar surplus?
>>5226044i mean thats the point of questing to seperate the wheat from the chaff if they had a knight shortage they wouldn't risk them fighting giant bugs
>>5226140I mean thats just Tuesday for FallavonFuck Fallavon
>>5225271Along the west coast, prevalent but that's much to be expected given the amount of trade going on in that area between Langland, Canton, Cathagi and Norsikaa. All four nations have an interest in preserving trade but are also all guilty of contributing pirates and privateers in the region. Many captains, even those not looking to make a name as a pirate, can be opportunistic. They will invariably protect and come to the aid of their own vessels, but if a foreign ships is vulnerable and weak enough it's... well not exactly fair game but you don't have to be a career pirate to consider taking advantage of the situation. So there are few -dedicated- pirates, with most places having a berth of safety in their own waters and being a potential threat to others.>>5225523That is a miserable storm-swept isle that is home to a hamlet mainly consisting of crabbers. It's crowning achievement is a functional lighthouse that is the only reason the reigning family pays any heed to it. The Duke Pascae demands that the network of lighthouses along the more perilous areas of the Pascae coast be kept working. Oddly enough, the lighthouse keeper on this small island is a position with more importance and status than the hamlet headsman.Along the southern coast of Canton, you are less likely to find traders and more likely to find pirates. Either those picking of merchantmen slipping into the capital Aubrey but as we move along the southern coast of Romaine the pirates there are more interested in flesh than goods. There is much less traffic given the proximity of the Isle of Dead other than local ships and fishermen, sighting a foreign ship there is rarely a good thing.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2EJChRdxL0&ab_channel=VoicesofthePast>>5226044The equivalent of this would be the War of Borders, which occurred in your grandfather rule of House Andrei and concluded in the your father's youth. It wasn't outright civil war as was the case during the Sengoku Jidai, but in addition to numerous Duchy conflicts there were significant foreign incursions in Pascae (A quasi-hostile takover of Port Bounty by Langlish 'mercanaries'), Romaine (Cathagi invaders that went beyond brief occupations and slaving to claiming the entirety of the southern coast) and even Fallavon (a large Norsikaan raid that laid siege to Motte-Fallavon itself). So in answer to your question, what we're looking at now probably isn't the surplus of knights following that war and reparceling of land itself but more like the next generation of those knights.>>5226140Exactly, without an actual war to fight the next generation of young nobility are trying to prove themselves in various ways Like going to Fallavon>>5226182FUCK Fallavon
>>5218913>>5219048>>5219097>>5219144 (didn't stick to the format but I appreciate the effort)>>5219481>>5219507>>5219901>>5219925>>5220093>>5220850I won't guarantee that all ships will get a showing, but I'd like to get a feel from anons what is the most popular. I'm inclined to let the fluff proposed for each ship lie in the background, but the most popular 2 or 3 will be potential cruisers in large Black Company taskforces. Feel free to offer more ship names an ideas. I've got a lot on now to say the least, but I'll try and pop in to answer any questions anons have.================================SHIP NAME VOTE>The Blooming Thorn>The Emu of Sydney >The Duke of Sarajevo>The Book of Jerusalem I prefer book as it could mean any of the 3 major Abrahamic faiths, hope that's okay>The Gypsy of Andalusia>The Blood of Wallachia>Wife of Samsara's End>Rose of LV-426>Last Light of Sol>Ghost of Paris>Carrion of Orion>Dirge of Mars>The Huntress of Ankara>Serpent of Santiago>The Flower of Agincourt>The axe of Lindisfarne>The Defiance of Thermopylae>The Defence of Anatolia
You can vote for as many as you like, btw
>>5226210>Serpent of Santiago(mine) new ID>The Duke of Sarajevo>Last Light of Sol>The Flower of Agincourt
>>5226210I can't in good conscious vote for my meme write in The Emu of Sydney but something with a reference to Australia would be cool>The Blooming Thorn>Ghost of Paris>The Huntress of Ankara>The Flower of Agincourt>Dirge of Mars>Last Light of Sol
>>5226205Do Cantonians know if other civilisations exist to the west or east (beyond the ocean/wastelands)?
>>5226223Nothing is known of the west for no ship that sails to where Black Sails roam is ever seen again, but far west is one of the many theorised places that Cain led his last crusade.Of the east only the barbarous Slithering Wastelands and Deepwood are even tentatively mapped.Of the south, far far south beyond Cathagi and the Tempest Isles there are reports of other civilisations but nothing concrete. Mercenaries from such places are not unheard in the armies of the Dragon.
>>5226205So how often are Carthaggi a threat to Romanie? I feel like this should influence Emille a bit more.Also what places keep sightings of Cain's last crusade?>>5226210>Rose of LV-426>last light of Sol>Ghost of Paris>The Blooming Thorn>Dirge of Mars>The Huntress of AnkaraFeel like I should have wrapped last light into the ghost but whatever>>5226222yeah I feel like if it could be renamed it would be something I'd throw my vote behind
>>5226210>Last Light of Sol
>>5226210I will shamelessly vote for myself>The Emu of Sydney >Ghost of Paris>The Flower of Agincourt>The Blood of Wallachia>The Huntress of Ankara
>>5226222>the devil of Tasmania
>>5226210>The Blooming Thorn>Rose of LV-426
>>5226311>Cathagi vs RomaineExistentially? Nothing compared to the undead. The incidents of slaver attacks are limited to the south coast, and only those portions distant enough from fallen Ardenne. It’s enough to guarantee unfriendly diplomatic terms and xenophobia in the populace there, but this has mellowed significantly compared to the War of Borders failed landgrab. Which again was only precipitated due to a particularly harsh set of losses against the undead where Romaine found itself weakened and redirected its little strength to shoring up the fortresses to the east. It’s gone from being Cathagi would get you lynched in your grandfathers day to more along the lines of ‘those slaver guys? Ew, big no’. As for Emile, his family lands are more central north and east of the Duchy, so the undead have always been the prominent issue. There’s never been a threat of direct attack from that angle, but they’d still share the outrage when isolated incidents come down the grapevine. Like word of a remote monastery being raided etc. TL;DR Romaine hates Cathagi more than the other Duchies, but for most including the Andrei’s the undead have always been the existiential threat.
>>5226311Forgot to answer the other question.>What places keep sightings of Cain’s crusade?Port Bounty was the point where they set off from, so I’m not sure what you mean. Every village and hamlet along the Pascae coast both north and south claims to have been where the fleet was last sighted but in that era some 800s years ago is when historical fact, religious canon and legend are hard to distinguish. The more scholarly members of the Order of the Trident, while primarily founded to protect Cantonian trade on the seas, might be able to more accurately distinguish this specific area of ancient history.
>>5226205>Cathagi invaders that went beyond brief occupations and slaving to claiming the entirety of the southern coastWhat was the Cathagi reaction to the dead walking and wanting to kill them?
>>5227392Initial horror during the cataclysm of the Three Sisters. In the centuries since the average Cathagi caste member would view those stories with the same vague disbelief as they would about reports of beastmen from the barbarous northern lands. I won’t go into it anymore than that, because the situation currently can be more complicated but that’s the worldview of the average Cathagi.
>>5228018Are there any Cantonese stories from history that could be ended with "and they all lived happily ever after" in regards to to at least the primary figure, such as a crusade where its legendary hero actually gets a long and eventually happy life or a king who ruled over a period of peace and prosperity? If we have the Night of Three Sisters and the War of Borders, I would like to at least hear a period of prosperity to contrast it.
>>5228050Are you talking about actual historical events or popular folklore/ legend / myth?
>>5228106Anything with more historical authenticity than not. Bards may give a few artistic flourishes, but the events largely happened as commonly remembered.
>>5228106What was Ardenne like back in the day? And besides Romanie's decline and the Deadmen were their any further ramifications for the world?
>>5228106You asked about our favourite characters, which are yours?
>>5228106Do the Fae know of the the Cathagi, Noriskan, and Langlish? If so do they know the difference or do they think all humans are the same?
>>5228140We all know it's Kid.*weeps into my eleventh beer*
>>5228140Don't answer that it'll poison every interaction with said character. It's like when qm's call an idea dumb and people start sperging out and fling shit at anyone who votes for it, and attribute every negative thing that happens the next 2 threads to that moment if it wins.
>>5228321I mean... I guess that's fair enough. I was going to say we have a pretty cool community and then I remembered all the threads of screaming... all the screaming... Different question then, when will my pizza arrive? It's been an hour bro, c'mon
>>5228321we'll we already know its snek
>>5228324sorry to be a downer, it's a fine line for qm's to walk knowing that everything they say or do about meta stuff can influence players. Worst part is there is no way to know what innocent comment or joke might trigger an autism landmine or when being friendly might suddenly bite you in the ass when some start to feel entitled to being catered to. Also over an hour for a pizza how? you're either out in the boonies or it's rush hour in the inner city.
>>5228330Nah you were right, it is something that could easily cause issues. I just didn't consider that. Rush hour and school holidays senpai. I forgot the gremlins are home for a couple of weeks and apparently the parents are too pissed to cook
Does anyone has the navy seal rant meme but StV edition? I lost it and I need it back
>>5228330it'll take over an hour for me to get a sizeable pizza that ass that is worthy of the effort that it took for me to obtain it in the first place
Sorry for the radio silence lads, something else came up. Hopefully next week!
>>5231029for answers, or are we gonna get into some REAL KNIGGA action?
>>5231029Is it possible to learn unarmed fighting techniques in either STV OR BCQ 2230?
>>5231330Unlikely but possible in STV. Certainly possible for BVQ 2230 as the one of the two trees(the non trans human one) has martial arts, though part is gun-fu
>>5226210>The Duke of Sarajevo>The Book of Jerusalem >The Gypsy of Andalusia>Rose of LV-426>The Blooming ThornAnd yes, it's fine to change Song into Book. It carries the same energy.
>>5231029You ever read Joe Abercrombie Forgotten? He is amazingly good at writing consistent characters in very gritty world. And he is also very good at expressing the personality of the POV character through prose and use of catchphrases.
>>5233303I somewhat remember forgotten referring to the story with the incest.
>>5212385Well shit, now I have to reread thirty threads to refresh my memory. >Player Question(s)>>What's your nationality? When did you join up?UK and just before Emile ended up in the Fae dinner party.>Sworn to Valour Question>>Who is your favourite character/companion?Father Towbray (Even though I nearly always voted for path of Adam, I loved that Father Towbray respected us for it.)
>>5233303I met him once and got a book signed, he wrote a quote from Bremer dan Gorst, something about the bleating of a sheep. Cool guy.
>>5219549>the file name
Anyone got the Andrei court of arms and Emile personal heraldry?
>>5238418YoU fOrGoT tHe ChAiN!!!111!!!!11!!!!!11!!1!111
>>5238090>>5238090Ere you go mate.
>>5239810how is it dead if you have posted anon?
>>5239810Go sage one of the bazillion anime knockoff threads
>>5239912only quest i follow lmao
I know, I know. I am a terrible human bean. Work is still kicking my ass and I have worked over each weekend including Easter putting out one dumpster fire after another.
>>5240072tell them to stop lighting the dumpsters on fire
>>5240072Forgotten is just roleplaying Sir Gilburn after hurricane Andrei at this point
>>5240072As usual the copperclippers ruin everything
>>5240072at least you have plenty of material for when we get the paperwork arc when the order forces us into a desk job cause we keep dueling suspects
>>5240765"Damnit Emile! You're a loose cannon, if I catch you dueling another perp you'll be up to your neck in paper work! Now hit the showers"
>>5240767>Emille could've been a loose cannon Praetor>Instead he's a schizophrenic Nutcase
>>5241124are you implying they are exclusive?
>>5212385Burger lander here I joined up during the original black company quest. I was the one that rolled the result that almost got prince killed.
>>5242178I don't knowCan you repeat the questionYou're not the boss of me now
>>5242546could be worse i rolled kid on the casualtie table
>>5242546>>5243244I got Rousseau killedWe should form a club
Real eager to see what you cooked us up next Forgotten! Good luck with the assignment, and I'll drink to your safe returns!