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>>5234295
bad
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>>5234295
Oh yeeeeeeaaah! Gnoll quest is back!
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Twitter (for announcements): https://twitter.com/gnollqm
Previous threads: https://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?searchall=gnoll+quest

Hey there anons! It’s been a while. I'm glad to be back to this quest, even if IRL work is starting to get more demanding as of late. Which is why I’ll need to make a few changes in order to keep this a manageable hobby.

The first one is the schedule. Updates will normally come out during Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The rest of the week I’ll be busy and may not be able to focus as much on updating.

Secondly, I’m currently reworking some quest mechanics, particularly the RPG elements. I’ll post the new system in a few days, but the goal will be to make fights be less centered on ‘turns’ and numerical values, which should result in faster battles and story progression. This just means that rather than dedicating a whole update to describing a single punch (which really drags things on), now there will be way more stuff happening at once.
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“I-I’ll clean your clothes, mister Sharpaxe! I promise! J-just please calm down, okay?!” the fearful Ruby tells Kholgarsh in an attempt to appease him...

... But the possessed dwarf completely ignores her and lunges at you with tremendous speed, managing to get past the guards! “Kholgarsh! NO!” the spearsman yells at him from behind!

“Watch out!” Daitza readies her fists as the midget draws closer with murderous intentions! There’s no time to think – you need to defend yourself!

As you prepare to deal with the imminent blow, you notice that the dwarf… no, everyone around you, is suddenly moving much, much slower than moments ago. What the hell is going on? This is similar to when Hawkodesh greeted you for the first time during the encounter with Suneyh. It’s like the doppelganger got frozen in time... and now, it’s happening again!

1/3
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“Phew! Good thing I can slow down our perception of time” you hear Hawkodesh say in a hurry.

“You... you can do that? How convenient!” Almost immediately, you notice that your mouth doesn't move as you speak, even when you hear your voice loud and clear in your head. It seems you’re talking to the angel directly with your mind... but how? Is this the effect of whatever power he’s using?

“I am so glad my Father taught me such a handy spell!” Hawkodesh’s voice interrupts your thoughts. “I-it’s not easy for me to keep it up, though, so pay attention! You need to destroy the demon that took over this man. Using the Light of Anu would achieve that goal easily, but there is a terrible catch to it - the deadly rays of light would pierce through Kholgarsh’s body and kill him in the process!”

“Kill him? But that would bring the humielets’ wrath upon us! There must be another way!”

“There is... and it involves entering the dwarf’s soul to engage his demon in direct combat! If you fight in there, you will be able to use the Light of Anu freely, without Kholgarsh’s life on the line!”

“Waaaait, wait… hang on a second.” You’re a bit confused. “What do you mean by ‘entering his soul’?”

“Look, I know it may sound weird right now, but everything will make sense soon. For now, find a way to keep Kholgarsh off you for a few seconds so you can focus on establishing a spiritual link between his tainted soul and yours!”

“A… a spiritual link? How am I supposed to do that?!”

“The knowledge to do so is already ingrained within you - just follow your guts! I know… I know you can do it…” Hawkodesh’s voice becomes weaker all of a sudden. He sounds tired. “I-I’m running out of energy, so listen… as soon as my spell runs out and the flow of time returns to normal, sprout your wings! Let the holy spirit of Anu flow through you and fill you to the brim! Act as fast as you possibly can, or the dwarven soldiers may be forced to… to…”

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“Hawkodesh…? Hawkodesh!”

Before the angel can finish, everyone around you suddenly starts moving much faster, returning to their normal speeds. Looks like Hawkodesh’s time spell has come to an end! The first thing that grabs your attention is Kholgarsh jumping at you, intending to land a jab on your lower body - possibly your guts, or worse! Your nuts!

From what little you can assess with your eye in the span of this crucial second, Ruby has left your side and is now cowering at one of the walls, Daitza is preparing to land a punch on the dwarf’s face, and the guards are just watching the scene with great surprise, unsure of what to do as they yell for the priests to arrive!

Looks like it’s just Daitza and you in this battle. You sprout your heavenly wings and assume a combat pose. It’s time to act!

>Try to punch him in the face so hard he gets stunned for a moment, then quickly link your soul with his (Medium difficulty, hurts Kholgarsh)
>Attempt to put Kholgarsh in an armlock before linking yourself to him (Hard difficulty, doesn’t hurt Kholgarsh)
>Trust Daitza to keep him busy while you focus on establishing the soul link (Easy difficulty, Daitza might get hurt while exchanging blows with him)
>Use Light of Anu on the dwarf immediately
>Write in
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>>5234325
>Try to punch him in the face so hard he gets stunned for a moment, then quickly link your soul with his (Medium difficulty, hurts Kholgarsh)

I would do the Daitza option but I'm afraid she'll bite his dick off
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Okay, that’s it for now anons. See you all this Thursday, God willing.
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>>5234325
>Attempt to put Kholgarsh in an armlock before linking yourself to him (Hard difficulty, doesn’t hurt Kholgarsh)
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>>5234330
Nice to see you back QM!
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>>5234325
>Attempt to put Kholgarsh in an armlock before linking yourself to him (Hard difficulty, doesn’t hurt Kholgarsh)
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>>5234325
>Try to punch him in the face so hard he gets stunned for a moment, then quickly link your soul with his (Medium difficulty, hurts Kholgarsh)
Instead of going for a punch, can we go for more of an open palm strike to the face? It'll probably still hit him since he can't dodge while in the air, and probably would deal less damage than a solid fist.

>>5234330
I wish to boop the snoot.

Aight what the hell do we do now to not bone this?
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I want to FUCK Hyenus' gnussy so badly... I will do unspeakable things to his asshole, lick, lick and keep licking until I'm past his rectum and my tongue has reached Hyenie's hiney (prostate) as he twitches from unending orgasms and I don't let up.
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>>5234388
This is what a cripling addiction to porn does to a man.
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>>5234388
That is not sanitary.

>>5234395
I feel bad for the guy.

>>5234388
Now back to you- what you want is to suck the hyeen peen for all that potent seed my guy. Gotta taste the Gnoll Knot ya gnome what I'm saiyan?
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>>5234399
No dummy, that would be gay. I'm only interested in tongue punching Hyenus' fart box.
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>>5234404
Have some fucking class and suck that dicc. Everyone knows it's only gay if you don't say "no homo."
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>>5234325
>>Try to punch him in the face so hard he gets stunned for a moment, then quickly link your soul with his (Medium difficulty, hurts Kholgarsh)
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>>5234295
YESS. Hi gnollqm
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>>5234325
>>Try to punch him in the face so hard he gets stunned for a moment, then quickly link your soul with his (Medium difficulty, hurts Kholgarsh)

Welcome back, Boss.
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>>5234330
cute daitz, and welcome back QM
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>>5234325
Try to punch him in the face so hard he gets stunned for a moment, then quickly link your soul with his (Medium difficulty, hurts Kholgarsh)
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>>5234325
>Try to punch him in the face so hard he gets stunned for a moment, then quickly link your soul with his (Medium difficulty, hurts Kholgarsh)
He'll be okay after this, we have healing powers
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>Trust Daitza to keep him busy while you focus on establishing the soul link (Easy difficulty, Daitza might get hurt while exchanging blows with him)
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>>5234325
>>Try to punch him in the face so hard he gets stunned for a moment, then quickly link your soul with his (Medium difficulty, hurts Kholgarsh)
Glad to have you back Gnollqm!
>>5234534
It is fate then, you must now draw rule34 of gnollquest
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>>5234325
>Try to punch him in the face so hard he gets stunned for a moment, then quickly link your soul with his (Medium difficulty, hurts Kholgarsh)
>>5234388
>>5234399
>>5234404
>>5234417
Time is a flat circle
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>>5234325
Hmmm. Changing vote.
>Trust Daitza to keep him busy while you focus on establishing the soul link (Easy difficulty, Daitza might get hurt while exchanging blows with him)
Gotta trust the waifu and all that.
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>>5234325
>>Trust Daitza to keep him busy while you focus on establishing the soul link (Easy difficulty, Daitza might get hurt while exchanging blows with him)
Let's do this, while it might get Daitza a bit hurt it will do great to help both of us to get some points between the dorfs.
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>>5234325
>>Trust Daitza to keep him busy while you focus on establishing the soul link (Easy difficulty, Daitza might get hurt while exchanging blows with him)

She wants to help, and this gives her XP.

Plus she's even better at dodging than we are. Ideally we can connect the link easier when we focus entirely on it.

Kinda wish we could slam him with his momentum so we can lock him down after. But we aren't all that trained in grappling.
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>>5234325
>>Trust Daitza to keep him busy while you focus on establishing the soul link (Easy difficulty, Daitza might get hurt while exchanging blows with him)
Let's go glad to see you back GnollQM.
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>>5234325
>Trust Daitza to keep him busy while you focus on establishing the soul link (Easy difficulty, Daitza might get hurt while exchanging blows with him)
Ok.
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>>5234325
Howdy QM glad to have you back how did Game dev treated you? Also.
>Trust Daitza to keep him busy while you focus on establishing the soul link (Easy difficulty, Daitza might get hurt while exchanging blows with him)
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>>5234325
Can we call Kholgarsh names to distract him and make him less likely to land hits on Daitza?
Can we call him a....
>D
>I
>G
>G
>E
>R
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>>5234325
>Attempt to put Kholgarsh in an armlock before linking yourself to him (Hard difficulty, doesn’t hurt Kholgarsh)
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I have a random thought. Hyenus wont have a happy ending no matter what we do. Its obvious that originally we were supposed to work with demons until they would promptly turn against us when it would be too late to stop them. Now Hyenus is a champion of a god that doesn't tell us the whole truth and all his living followers hate our guts. Most likely we will have to sacrifice ourselves to stop the devils, if we get that far in the first place.
Hyenus was prredetermined to suffer and die with the start of this quest. Oh and im sure as fuck thay Daitza is going to leave us to suffer alone
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>>5236080
Why do you think she will do that?
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>>5236080
I get being pessimistic given Hyenus' current situation but not to the extent of being as utterly hopeless as you say it is. Unless this is bait, in which case you got your (You)s.
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>>5236103
>>5236080

Cause of the one dream Hyenus had about her turning into a wolf and leaving. The path he will walk will invariably be a lonely one.
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>>5236080
Nice bait. I hope next time around when we get the chase to grab an Anu blessing, anons will remember that we should suck it up and choose one, and not disregard blessing because the waifu is second guessing. We're on ultra hard mode so any boon helps, however small.
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>>5236156
Dreams do not equal reality. It's a "possibility," but only if we dont do anything that convinces Daitza to stay. Heck I'm pretty sure we could even get her some sweet Anu boons.
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>>5236106
>>5235040
>>5234325
YOU DUMB DASTARDLY DISAPOINTING DOUBLE DIGGER!!!
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>>5236156
That dream can be interpreted in several ways, and only time will tell if it will or could come true.
Until that time it is best to assume that there is hope for Hyenus having a good future after this quest. For one Daitsza seems to genuinely care for Hyenus, and though religious differences may cause a bit of conflict, I believe it is possible for them to accept those differences.
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>>5234921
Pretty good. I temporally left it on the shelf while I run this quest.

>>5235040
Sure, you can call him a digger if you want. Might be an effective distraction.
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== NEW QUEST MECHANICS ==

Hey there anons, I’ve been spending all day remaking the quest’s mechanics, so the actual update will come out tomorrow. This should be the last time I do something like this.

All stats (with the exception of Health and Mana) will now be represented with an alphabetic Tier system rather than numerical values. See pic related for a general idea. In addition to this, each tier is made up by 3 sub-tiers: Letter-, Letter, and Letter+.

Character levels have been removed altogether. We’re back to how things were in thread 1-4, where your actions contribute to the improvement of attributes and skills separately rather than having a general EXP bar.

All creatures now have 4 main attributes: Health, Power, Agility and Mana. Power determines strength and toughness, while Agility is tied to reflexes and speed. Mana determines how many spells you can cast until running out of divine energy – generally recovered by resting.

A character’s health state ranges between five tiers or categories. From best to worst, these are: Healthy, Bruised, Wounded, Severely Wounded and Near Death. Fighting while Wounded or worse will incur roll penalties, starting with -10, -20 and finally -30 if on death’s door.

Damage formulas have been removed. How much of a world of hurt your attacks bring depends entirely on the context. For example, a guy of ‘A tier’ Power punching someone of ‘E tier’ Power usually turns them into a bloody mess, unless it’s a graze. Best not get hit at all.

You gain EXP on Power and Agility by doing intense physical activity. Every 10 EXP, these attributes are increased by 1 sub-tier. Certain types of training may increase one stat more than the other. As for Mana, it depends exclusively on your Power (the bigger you are, the more Mana your body can hold) and certain magic-related perks which you gain by training, casting spells, meditating, resisting temptations, etc.

Your combat skills (Hand to Hand, Dodging, etc) won’t progress as fast if you restrict yourself to simple moves or refuse to visit a tutor. Choosing challenging approaches during battle may result in becoming a better combatant much faster. Regardless, all skills cap at 50 EXP and provide increasing bonuses every 10 EXP.

From now on, you won’t control all of Hyenus’ movements during a fight. You just pick an approach at the start, then roll and see how things go. Maybe make choices mid-battle too, if the opponent doesn’t win or lose in the 1st round. Generally, the bigger you roll against them, the better you’ll perform, but there won’t be any predefined categories of success and failure. However, rolls are still a predominant factor in determining the final outcome of a fight.
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TIME: 15:00

Hyenus’ Status

(Missing Eye: -10 penalty to most combat rolls)


Attributes
- HP: Bruised
- Mana: 31 / 114
- Power: D+ (40 EXP)
- Agility: D+ (40 EXP)


Skills
- Novice Spearman (6 EXP)
- Novice Dodger (6 EXP)
- Novice Scout (2 EXP)
- Novice Cook (0 EXP)
- Novice Stealth (4 EXP)
- Novice Alchemy (5 EXP)
- Apprentice Meditator (10 EXP): Mana cost of all spells is lowered by 10%
- Apprentice Pugilist (10 EXP): +5 bonus to most combat rolls while fighting with your bare hands


Spells
- Healing Palms: Heals a living target by laying your hands on it and sending a batch of holy energy into its body. The greater the creature’s Power and weight, the more batches are required for effective healing. Each one costs 22 Mana and takes about 10 seconds to cast.


Powers
- Body Restoration: Heals a living target in your vicinity by 1 tier of health. Takes about 5 seconds to cast. (0 uses left, +1 at 09:00 AM)
- Light of Anu: Deals considerable damage to all demons within a 5 meter radius. Takes about 5 seconds to cast. (1 use left)
- Saviour’s Tongue: You can understand all existing languages, though any new concepts must still be learned
- Angel Wings: You can sprout wings on your back anytime, allowing you to fly and shield yourself with them. Takes about 2 seconds to cast.
- Feral Speed: Increases your Agility by 4 sub-tiers and grants a +15 bonus to most combat rolls while fighting barehanded. Takes about 2 seconds to cast. Lasts for 10 minutes.


Perks
- Friends Not Food: Grants a +12 bonus to all rolls that involve resisting your hunting urges and prevents them from critically failing
- Spiritual Awareness: Increases max Mana by 10%


Alchemy Recipes
- Strength Potion: Increases Power by 1 tier for 60 minutes. Requires 5 Yamanenes, 1 Gentoloma. A Novice alchemist can craft this potion without trouble.
- Regeneration Potion: Greatly increases the rate at which your body heals. Lasts for 24 hours. Requires 5 Yamanenes, 1 Purplevera. A Skilled alchemist can craft this potion without trouble.
- Limbo Poison: When this poison enters a living target’s bloodstream, it paralyses the limbs for up to 24 hours, depending on the creature's Power, weight and poison resistance. Requires 1 Demoncap, 1 Gentoloma. A Skilled alchemist can craft this potion without trouble.


Inventory
- Nothing
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Update will come out tomorrow anons. Still gonna tally the votes though.


>>5234328
>>5234435
>>5234500
>>5234518
>>5234532
>>5234688
>>5234694
>Try to punch him in the face so hard he gets stunned for a moment, then quickly link your soul with his (Medium difficulty, hurts Kholgarsh)


>>5234534
>>5234733
>>5234765
>>5234846
>>5234855
>>5234858
>>5234921
>Trust Daitza to keep him busy while you focus on establishing the soul link (Easy difficulty, Daitza might get hurt while exchanging blows with him)


>>5234340
>>5234371
>>5235758
>Attempt to put Kholgarsh in an armlock before linking yourself to him (Hard difficulty, doesn’t hurt Kholgarsh)


>>5235040
>Call him a D I G G E R

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Looks like there's a tie between trusting Datz to fight Kholgarsh in your place, or punch him in the face yourself. I'll leave the votes open so others can tiebreak this, but if they remain the same I'll just let the dice decide tomorrow.

Regardless of the above, please also vote for the following choice:

== Call Kholgarsh a digger? ==
>Yes
>No
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>>5238582
>== Call Kholgarsh a digger? ==
>>Yes
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>>5234325
>>Trust Daitza to keep him busy while you focus on establishing the soul link (Easy difficulty, Daitza might get hurt while exchanging blows with him)
>>5238582
>Yes
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>>5238582
>No

It's a funny meme and all but let's not
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>>5238582
Great meme but
>No
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>>5238651
Support
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>>5238582
Yes to Daitza
Yes to digger
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>>5238582
>>Trust Daitza to keep him busy while you focus on establishing the soul link (Easy difficulty, Daitza might get hurt while exchanging blows with him)
>No
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>>5238582
>No
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>>5238582
>No
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>>5238582
Punch Kholgarsh. The champion is NOT. A. COWARD.
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>>5238582
>No
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>>5238582
>No Digger
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>>5238582
Yes to punch Khorlgash.
no to Digger.
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>>5238582
>Trust Daitza to keep him busy while you focus on establishing the soul link (Easy difficulty, Daitza might get hurt while exchanging blows with him)

>No
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>>5238854
It's not about being a coward. It's about trusting the capabilities of the wife.
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>>5239273
Kholgarsh is at full health and was slightly stronger than Daitzsa even before getting possessed. Without our aid, this fight goes very poorly for Daitzsa.
Also, letting a woman fight on our behalf is an excellent way to lose all credibility as a champion in front of the dwarves, and not helping Daitzsa is a good way to lose her trust
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>>5238582
>No
Imagine saying the D word out loud in a dwarf fortress while not being a dwarf.
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>>5238582
>>No

QM why, just fucken why one person voted for it originally we all saw it why drag it up and fuck us over?
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>No no no no no no no no no.
I dont care about the other vote, just dont say the n-word
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>>5238582
Punch

== Call Kholgarsh a digger? ==
Yes
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>>5238582
Punch the fucker
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5 extra votes to let Daitza do the fighting
4 extra votes to punch Kholgarsh
Don't say the D word

Looks like Hyenus will let Datz fight the dwarf in his place while he focuses on establishing the spiritual link.

>>5239475
The digger vote didn't delay stuff, just so ya know. This one is on me.
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>Roll 1d100 + 5 to establish the spiritual link with Kholgarsh's soul (+5 Apprentice Meditator), best of 3

(The lower you roll, the longer it'll take you to link yourself to him, And the longer will the duel between Daitza and Kholgarsh last for)
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Rolled 67 + 5 (1d100 + 5)

>>5239552
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Rolled 12 + 5 (1d100 + 5)

>>5239552
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Rolled 11 (1d100)

>>5239552
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>Roll result: 72 (Decent)

(The fight between Daitza and Kholgarsh will last shortly. This grants a penalty of -20 to Power Rolls, which means the damage they end up doing to each other will be lowered)
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DAITZA vs KHOLGARSH

== Daitza's Stats ==

Health: Bruised
Power: D
Agility: C

Apprentice Pugilist: +5 bonus to combat rolls while fighting barehanded

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== Kholgarsh's Stats ==

Health: Healthy
Power: C+
Agility: C

Novice Pugilist: No bonus to combat rolls while fighting barehanded

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>Roll 2d100 for Daitza, best of 3

- 1st die is her Agility roll, 1d100 + 15 (+10 Surprise punch gives her the initiative, +5 Apprentice Pugilist)
- 2nd die is her Power roll, 1d100 - 15 (+5 Apprentice Pugilist, -20 Very short fight)

(After you guys roll for Daitza, I'll roll for Kholgarsh)
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Rolled 27, 59 + 5 = 91 (2d100 + 5)

>>5239567
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Rolled 36, 65 = 101 (2d100)

>>5239567
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Rolled 75, 85 = 160 (2d100)

>>5239567
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Rolled 24, 48 = 72 (2d100)

Rolling 2d100 for Kholgarsh, best of 3

- 1st die is his Power roll, 1d100 + 20 (+40 Four sub-tiers above Daitza, -20 Very short fight)
- 2nd die is his Agility roll, 1d100
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Rolled 25, 53, 74, 54, 37, 28 = 271 (6d100)

(This post >>5239581 is invalidated as I should've used 6d100 instead of 2d100)

Rolling 2d100 for Kholgarsh, best of 3

- 1st die is his Power roll, 1d100 + 20 (+40 Four sub-tiers above Daitza, -20 Very short fight)
- 2nd die is his Agility roll, 1d100
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our girl got 90 70

Digger got 94 54

fuck
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>>5239586
The dice are backwards in QM's roll. Dai got 90/70, Khol got 54/94.
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>>5239589
well shit I think that is worse
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RESULTS

Daitza's Agility roll: 90
Daitza's Power roll: 70
Total: 160

Kholgarsh's Agility roll: 54
Kholgarsh's Power roll: 94
Total: 168

Daitza is mostly going to have the upper hand due to her great Agility, even if her attacks don't deal much damage to the tough dwarf. However, the few times she gets hit, she will definitely notice it.

Writing
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this was a mistake and we should not have let her fight this dwarf
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>>5239595
Yawn. She should get stronger.
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>>5239593
>>5239595
>>5239602
So, is Daityza getting hurt, or not?
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“GRRAAAAAAAAGGH!”

He’s coming close! There’s no time to waste! You will trust Datz to deal with him!
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jph4hqB5P6c&ab_channel=Lp

*SMACK*

“Taste my fists, humielet!”

Datz’ powerful punch sends the dwarf flying away! That’s sure to have knocked him out!
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Wait, no! He managed to xtay on his foot, despite taking a direct hit to the face!

“GRRRRRRRRR!!! YOU BITCH!“

“Huh?! My punch didn’t even faze him! That guy is tough as nails!”

“He’s possessed, Datz!” you warn her, “The demon must be increasing his powers!”

“He’s… he’s what?!”

“Keep him busy for a moment! I’ve got a plan!” You close your eyes and concentrate super hard on establishing a spiritual link between Kholgarsh’s soul and yours!

“A plan? What kind of-“
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“GRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGHH!!!”

“H-he’s fast!”
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“Don’t just stand there, Hyenus! Give me a hand!”

Goddammit! You can’t see how well Datz is doing with your eyes closed, but opening them would make you lose focus! You only hope she’s standing her ground against that bastard!
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“AOooooOOOOOWWWW!!!” Suddenly, Daitza howls in pain, nearly taking you off-balance! What did the imbecile do to her?! Dammit… dammit! You must establish the link fast!

>Daitza’s Health: Wounded

“Holy shit! That’s gotta hurt!” you hear one of the guards say. Fucking useless idiots! Stop watching and HELP her, for God’s sake!
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Okay, you’re getting the hang of how this works. You must first *sense* the demon inside Kholgarsh's soul. Its evil presence sends shivers down your spine… and this is exactly what you’ve got to focus on! Just a little more, and the link between you two will be created!

“GRRR!! OUCH!” You hear Kholgarsh grunting in pain! Looks like your girl is doing well!
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Almost there… almost there! Hang in there, Daitza!

“Ooow…!” Again, your poor pal’s yelping reaches your ears. The fighting seems to have come to an end… what’s going on? Did she win the fight?!

“GNOLREK AWAITS YOU IN HELL, TRAITOR...” It’s the possessed dwarf’s voice, loud and clear! He’s still kicking!

“D-don’t hurt the Champion’s friendl” That desperate voice belongs to Ruby… “I-I’ll do everything to compensate for ruining your clothes, but please stop this!”

“Hyenus, w-what are you doing?! HELP ME!”
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(Rest of the update will be posted in 12-14 hours)
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>>5239957
I was expecting Daitza to trust us more. She knows we wouldn't not be helping her unless there was something else.
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>>5240104
She's a DYEL fighter and doesn't have much brains either. It can't be helped.
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should have handled this ourself hope her death is quick and not painful and rapey from this possessed Digger
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>>5240248
Nah, she will survive. With only 25 broken ribs.
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You awaken to find yourself free of all that which binds you to the physical world, floating in an infinite void of madness. This tainted place is, without a doubt, Kholgarsh's soul.

In front of you is the monster that has taken over the dwarf. An uninvited host, a ugly abomination with three eyes, four arms and tentacles for legs. It looks about twice your size. This is one of many spiritual embodiments of rage, and is responsible for poisoning the man to the very core of his being...

Despite the demon's imposing figure, it doesn't radiate as much power as you would expect. Maybe... maybe you can take it on without using the Light of Anu. Then again, taking a risk like that might be a bad idea. Either way, if you are to prevent Kholgarsh from hurting more people, this creature must be destroyed. There is no other way.

"AHHH... SO YOU MANAGED TO FIND YOUR WAY INSIDE THE MORTAL'S SOUL. A MOST IMPRESSIVE FEAT, I HAVE TO ADMIT... EVEN IF IT WAS A GRAVE MISTAKE. IN THIS DIMENSIONAL PLANE, MY POWER IS STRONGEST, AND YOU ARE NOWHERE NEAR YOUR PEAK. THIS ACT OF FOOLISHNESS HAS SEALED YOUR FATE."

"I SHALL ENJOY RIPPING YOUR LIMBS OFF ONE BY ONE, BLOODSEEKER. PRAISE GNOLREK! PRAISE THE DEVILS!" With those words, the demon swings its tentacles at you. It's time to act!

>Fly towards the monster's face and stick your fingers in its eyes
>Try to get a grasp of each tentacle and bite them off, being careful not to get grabbed
>Just fly around while dodging its attacks until it gets tired and lowers its guard as a result
>Fly as fast as you can towards the demon's torso in an attempt to punch him through
>Use Light of Anu immediately
>Write in
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>>5240524
>Use Light of Anu immediately
Just kill him already.
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>>5240524
Spoopy. Light of Anued.
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>>5240524
>>Use Light of Anu immediately
Holy shit this looks epic as fuck.
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>>5240524
>>5240524
>Use Light of Anu immediately
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>>5240524
>Use Light of Anu immediately
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>>5240524
>Use Light of Anu immediately
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>>5240524
>Use Light of Anu immediately
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>Use Light of Anu immediately
Pretty much unanimous

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>Roll 1d100 - 15 to cast Light of Anu (+5 Apprentice Meditator, -20 Dodging attacks while casting), best of 3

(A score 80 or close means it takes you the normal duration of 5 seconds to cast Light of Anu. Any less than that and the amount of casting time increases, rendering it more likely for the demon to grab you in the incoming Agility roll)
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Rolled 9 - 15 (1d100 - 15)

>>5240612

You stupids we should've taken a boon while we could've
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>>5240613

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAsr7_aU3Zg
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Rolled 9 - 15 (1d100 - 15)

>>5240612
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Rolled 61 - 15 (1d100 - 15)

>>5240612
>>5240613
Bruh.
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Roll result: 46 (Mediocre. It will take Hyenus about 10 seconds to cast Light of Anu, incurring a penalty of -10 to his incoming Agility roll)

Hyenus' Agility: D+
Apprentice Pugilist: +5 bonus to combat rolls while fighting barehanded
Flying: +15 to dodge rolls

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Demon's Agility: C

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>Roll 1d100 + 15 to dodge the demon's attacks while casting Light of Anu (+15 Flying, +5 Apprentice Pugilist, -10 Casting time), best of 3

(After you guys roll for Hyenus, I'll roll for the demon. It will get a +20 bonus due to being 2 Agility sub-tiers higher than you)
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Rolled 50 + 15 (1d100 + 15)

>>5240623
aaaaa
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(The bonus for Hyenus is actually +10, not +15. Still counting this roll though >>5240625)
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Rolled 56 + 10 (1d100 + 10)

>>5240623
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Rolled 60 + 10 (1d100 + 10)

>>5240623
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Rolled 4, 11, 78 + 20 = 113 (3d100 + 20)

Hyenus' Agility roll: 70

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Rolling 1d100 + 20 (+20 Superior Agility) for the demon, best of 3

(If you rolled equal or higher than the demon, Hyenus will successfully evade the demon's attacks and cast Light of Anu.)

(If you score lower, a Power roll will be made. Scoring higher than the demon in this one means you'll still manage to cast the spell, though you might get hurt in the process. However, if you fail again, your spell will be definitely interrupted)
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Hyenus' Agility roll: 70
Demon's Agility roll: 98

Hyenus will get hit while trying to cast Light of Anu. Whether that interrupts his spell or not will depend on the next roll.

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Hyenus' Power: D+
Demon's Power: B-

>Roll 1d100 + 5 (+5 Apprentice Pugilist), best of 3

(After you guys roll for Hyenus, I'll roll for the demon. It will get a +40 bonus due to being 4 sub-tiers of Power higher than you. Good luck beating that)
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Rolled 29 + 5 (1d100 + 5)

>>5240637
Fugg.
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Rolled 58 (1d100)

>>5240637
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Rolled 33 (1d100)

>>5240637
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Rolled 5 + 5 (1d100 + 5)

>>5240637
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Rolled 34, 50, 76 + 40 = 200 (3d100 + 40)

Hyenus' Power roll: 63

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Rolling 1d100 + 40 (+40 Superior Power) for the demon, best of 3

(If you rolled equal or higher than the demon, Hyenus will manage to cast Light of Anu despite getting hit.)

(If you scored lower, your spell will be interrupted and you'll be forced to make a choice in the next update.)
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>>5240648
AHH HE WASNT BLUFFING I REPEAT HE WANST BLUFFING
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Hyenus' Power roll: 63
Demon's Power roll: 116

The demon's attacks managed to interrupt your casting of Light of Anu.

Writing the next update. May come out today or tomorrow
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>Gnoll Quest
>not picking the eyes out
Who do you guys think we're playing, a digger?
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>>5240654
Bruh he has not one, not two, but THREE eyes.
This guy is way out of our league.
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Ok, our next choice must be an EYEPICK.
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>>5240660
But we never fail on eye attacks! Its what we were born to do!
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>>5240675
Yeah, but this is some triple eye picking. Never seen before. It's still our best chance at defeating him though.
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>>5240676
Triple the eyes, triple the picking!
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>>5240679
Pulling that off is easier said than done.
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>>5240682
Poke the eye, don't think, just kill
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Our Feral speed should be done (2 seconds for +4 tier agility and +15 in combat), then dodge and try Light of Anu.
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>>5240872
Today's feral speed was used up 2 or 3 threads ago
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>>5238572
feel like it was a missed opportunity to not call him Punished "Venom" Hyenus
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Continuing the tradition of getting our shit pushed in and poor choices I see, man iff only we had accepted the blessings of Anu back at the shrine some of that power would be really useful right now. God, I don't know why I haven't dropped this quest yet, everything this QM runs always turns into torture porn with every thread slowly but surely destroying the main character more and more. your quest is depressing QM just kill the MC already rather than continue to string this along giving anons false hope that we can actually achieve a happy ending. Since it's clear the only fate waiting Hyenus is a pathetic, painful, and slow death.
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>>5241234
Jesus you are a pussy.
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>>5241252
Uh-huh, white knight for the QM harder anon, I've been here from thread 1. And I've seen everything only get worse. What wrote is factually correct. Also thanks for proving me right all you have personal insults, as your jimmies are rustled because you don't have shit to respond with you know I am right. so instead, you get pissy and cope, trying to brush me off with insults, only proving me right.
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>>5241256
Is this bait?
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>>5241262
I'm tired of buying into QMs false hope bait with this quest, hyenus's situation only gets worse with every thread, throw a combination of retarded anons making stupid choices, and QM putting our MC in increasingly desperate and no-win situations. I've seen through the scam and am just waiting for the MC to finally die so that this torture porn quest can end. There is no light at the end of the tunnel only more false hope bait from QM to string along you anons who haven't figured out the game yet. you haven't found it odd for every step of progress we've made with this quest that we are bitch slapped 4 steps back? wake up anon.
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>>5241256
>I've been here from thread 1
I love how you posted this, acting like it gave credence to your kvetching. Literally everything that went significantly wrong with Hyenus was a direct result of player action, not because the QM has this perceived sadistic streak you're trying to push. Just fuck off instead of shitting the quest up. Nothing is keeping you here, except maybe the need to "get the last word in" after this post.
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>>5241234
>>5241256
>>5241268
Not this "original fan" faggot crybaby word salad again.
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>>5241268
Tribe won't forgive us unless we somehow show them the truth about devils, but they still might hate us afterwards.
Dwarves will always hate us, no matter what we do, the will just tolerate us if we get the armor.
Humans don't give a shit, and will hate us even more than other gnolls because we are connected to Anu
Gnoll slaves from the fortress despise us.
Daitza will leave our ass for Luna.
This is sad. Even if we win Hyenus will be left with nothing and no one.
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>>5241323
Aw come on, the gnoll slaves don't hate us, it's just that they wanted to talk to us.
The prey servants literally love us.
We already have at least 1 dwarf who trusts us.
That shit of Datz dumping us was just a dream.
We haven't met the wolf slayer yet, maybe we could have some tea with him.
A lot of people in the tribe didn't hate us but were forced to comply by Gnolrek.
There are tons of civilizations we haven't seen which may be friendly to us.
Stop being such a defeatist.
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>>5241333
Sorry, I just like tragedies.
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>>5241531
>>5241532
Wtf those are beautiful.
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>>5241323
pretty fucken much
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>>5241532
Thank you for the Pet Shop Hawkodesh, that one was mine
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>>5241531
>>5241532
>>5241534
This is fucking gold dude, holy shit.
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>>5241531
>>5241532
>>5241534
These are brilliant. Thank you for your service
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>>5241531
>>5241532
>>5241534
This shit is cash money brother.
Yo OP we getting some bonuses from these?
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>>5240653
So how fucked is Hyenus, and if the spell is only interrupted, does that mean he hasn't expended a use of the spell yet?
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>>5241882
I think it means we do
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>>5241531
>>5241532
>>5241534
Noice.
I relieve you from the name of fag.
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>>5240648
Is the update delayed due to QM trying to figure out how to not put us on death's door?
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Update is about 80% done, but I'll have to finish and post it tomorrow. It may be on Monday but I'll find the time somehow.

>>5241268
Just so ya know, I want Hyenus to win as much as everyone does, but this may not always reflect on the story. The path will be hard, and especially so if you roll poorly or make choices that lead to big trouble.

>>5241411
>>5241531
>>5241532
Hey there mang, I was wondering when you'd come by to post this. Still impressed by the sheer scale of that Anu pic

I'll answer the questions you sent by PM here if you don't mind, as it's stuff the others might also want to read. I spent almost no time preparing the quest. All I had in mind was basically "a gnoll omega who grows stronger quickly and rises through the ranks of his tribe". That's really all you need to start, a theme you can work with. Bonus points if it's simple, focused and not too grandiose, as the latter usually ends up with QMs flaking.
As the story moved forward and complexity increased (more characters, more stuff to do, more rules and limitations to abide by, etc) I started planning ahead. Not everything of course, that's a recipe for burning out. All you need to have in mind is the major plot points, like "meet with the dwarves", "meet with Anu", or how the fight with Gnolrek might play out. That sort of stuff. What leads to those major events can be improvised or planned upon more leisurely, all within the rules of the world that's been gradually established so far.
Generally I just do worldbuilding whenever I need to introduce a new concept to the plot, as to justify its existence in the grand scheme of things. Speaking of which, I'm looking forward to when you guys meet up with Luna. There will be an important lore dump by Hawkodesh that explains a lot about why the world is the way it is.
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>>5242416
I had a big response planned out but I took a bit to think it over and decided to just not stir the shit. I'll just say after everything that's happened in the quest I don't believe you when you say you want a happy ending for Hyenus. But at the end of the day, it's your quest, your story, your world, and your sharing it with us. It's just very just sad for me that the only endings I can see for the main character who I have been rooting for through all the bad dice rolls and "...choices that lead to big trouble" from the start are bad ones.
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>>5242453
inb4 this is how I catch my first ban on 4 chan, for simply expressing my feeling
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>>5242453
No, you're just retarded.
No janitor would ban you for being a pussy, but you're being a bit of one.

There's a bit of a downwards tint going on i guess, but you're allowed to make your own stories also. Gnollqm can't do shit if you spin off and make "happy gnoll story" yourself.

Also here's your (YOU), and reminder anyone who read your drivel probably lost brain cells.
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>>5242514
Also I guess I'm regards to giving more control to players vs dice, dice reroll points or daily/instanced/item restricted boosts probably would lessen that feeling a little for the strained. Seems to go decently well in DC hench among others.
Where they curse the reroll or blame early use of it instead of just despair.
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>>5242514
neck yourself anon all you have is personal insults, As for your "bit of a downward tint" that has been the theme and backdrop for the whole quest. so please salt more your triggered replies help sustain me. You literally got so pissy at what I said you replied to me when I wasn't even tagging you. Though I guess I struck a near perhaps hit a bit too close to home and you don't want to admit it, cope harder anon.
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>>5242453
Heheheh.

Oh? Hohohoho!

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Stop anon, my sides!
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>>5241531
>>5241532
>>5241534
Well DAMN, this is some great work. It was worth to wait.

Also I don't know why people have been freaking out, it wasn't QM making things impossible, we simple got fucked by the dice, it's just something you must take into account on quests, you're just a number away to get fucked or get it done right.
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>>5242456
You are having an autistic meltdown over a furry drawquest on 4chan. Rethink your life choices
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I blame anons for shit rolls and not making good suggesting in tandem with the votes to give slight bonuses to our rolls
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>>5243123
I've never been a fan of rolling for combat in quests, it's always the same story of consecutive unlucky rolls resulting in the QM having to bullshit his quest out of ending on a sour note
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Posting the update in a few minutes

>>5242456
>>5242453
I saw the deleted post. Didn't merit a ban. It sucks to be called a false hope giver cause that's not my intention at all, but it still gives me an idea of how this quest comes across to some readers. In any case, I suggest you wait for the story to unwrap itself a little more before calling off all chances of a good ending. You still need to learn what happened to the tribe and the effects your reveal had, for example.
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Bonus points for fanart? HMmmmmm
I'll think about it
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This monster has got three eyes... THREE big eyes waiting for you to stick your fingers into them. But as tempting as the idea is, it's best to end this encounter quickly with the Light of Anu. This is the first time you fight a demon, so you won’t be taking any dumb risks. Here goes!

You immediately fly away from his tentacles as fast as you can, doing your best to focus on casting the holy spell. "GET OVER HERE!" the bastard yells, following you up close. For a creature of his size, he sure is incredibly fast. It's not easy to avoid his grip!

A few seconds and several close calls later, a ball of light finally begins to materialize in your hands. Just a little more, and it will grow big enough to destroy-

1/7
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*SMACK!*

Ouch! One of the demon’s tentacles managed to hit you on the face! The powerful strike leaves you stunned out of your mind, and it takes you a moment to regain your composure…

... but when you do, a horrible realization hits you. The spell has been interrupted! You lost focus! DAMN IT! Now you must start over again!

Right when you are about to take flight and continue evading the monster’s swings, something cold and gooey latches onto your arms and legs… “GOT YOU.”

Oh, no... you just got caught by the tentacles!

2/7
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>>5243276
I'm sorry, I really am but I can't help the way I feel about the facts as I see them, still I'll try to take what you said to heart.
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>>5243276
Oh yeah, we were part of a tribe once! Ah, this brings back memories of 2020. What a year…
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The creature pulls you closer and grabs your ankles and wrists with his four hands, preventing you from moving! You struggle to break free from his grip, but to no avail! "WHAT’S WRONG, MUTT? TOO WEAK TO FIGHT BACK?”

You struggle even harder, desperately calling forth all the power you can mutter within you… but the demon doesn’t even flinch! How did this happen?! A moment ago, you were about to kill him with the Light of Anu! Why are you suddenly at this scumbag's mercy now? What did you even do wrong?!

"JUST LOOK AT YOU, ALL HELPLESS AND SQUIRMING LIKE A WORM. HOW PATHETIC... SO MUCH FOR THE MIGHTY ‘’CHAMPION’’. YOU WERE FAR EASIER TO CATCH THAN WE EXPECTED - LIKE A PREY JUMPING DIRECTLY INTO A PREDATOR’S MAWS."

“Who you calllin’ prey?! You’re gonna regret that!” You continue wrestling him with all your might! A lowly demon like this cannot defeat you! One day, you will face against Gnolrek, and if you cannot deal with even one of his minions, you won’t stand a chance against him!

Unfazed by your efforts, the demon speaks. “YOU COULD HAVE BEEN AN OBEDIENT PET LIKE THE REST OF YOUR CLAN, HAPPY LIVING IN BLISSFUL IGNORANCE. TELL ME, BLOODSEEKER… WHAT HAS YOUR TREACHERY AMOUNTED TO WHEN YOU AND EVERYONE YOU LOVE WILL PERISH AT OUR HANDS?”

“GRRR! Leave my people out of this! LEAVE THEM OUT! They've done nothing but worship Gnolrek their whole lives! You can’t hurt them! You can’t-”

The monster tightens the grip on your limbs, silencing you as great pain travels down your spine! “NO MORTAL MESSES WITH DEMONS AND GETS AWAY WITH IT, DOG. THOSE WHO DO SHALL PAY THE PRICE, ALONG WITH THEIR FAMILIES… FOR THAT IS HOW WE ENSURE THE ALLEGIANCE OF UNGRATEFUL ONES SUCH AS YOURSELF WHO BEGIN TO DOUBT US, DESPITE THE POWER WE’VE GRANTED THEM.”

He grins, showing his teeth and the inside of his pitch-black mouth. “BUT ENOUGH TALK… LET’S HAVE SOME FUN NOW.” Without losing hold of you, the demon starts whipping you with his tentacles at the same time he stretches your limbs far apart, attempting to separate them from your torso!

“AAAAHH!!!” It hurts! It HURTS! Is this what all the sacrifices experience when they are being tortured by your clan?! It’s… it’s horrible! Unbearable!

“HEH HEH HEH…” The filthy abomination takes pleasure on your pain! “IF IT IS OF ANY CONSOLATION, A *FAR* WORSE FATE AWAITS YOUR TRIBE. THE DEMON BEING SUMMONED POSSESSES TENTACLES NOT ONLY LONGER THAN MINE, BUT SPIKED AS WELL. I AM SURE YOU CAN IMAGINE HOW IT'S GOING TO USE THEM... HEH HEH HEH!"

“Shut the hell up, disgusting beast!” You continue to rage and struggle, trying to ignore the horrible things he says… but no matter how hard you try, you cannot break free. You just can’t. What makes these beings so damn strong? Just how huge is the difference between mortals and demons?

2/8
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>>5243325
yeah, that's about what I expected
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As the demon slowly pulls you apart, he whips you up with his tentacles, every one carrying behind a tremendous amount of force.You feel as your consciousness fades away due to all the pain you’re going through…

>Hyenus’ Health: Wounded

No… you cannot die here. Come on now. Everyone’s fate is on your hands. The real journey has not even started yet. You haven’t even had time to train properly. This is not fair…

It’s… not fair…

3/8
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“Do NOT fall asleep. It’s not over yet.”

… And suddenly, Hawkodesh’s voice ignites a spark on your fading mind, right when you were about to lose consciousness.

You open your eyes, intending to put up a fight... but, rather than witnessing the demon’s ugly face, you see a blurry image of a spear being pointed at you, as well as several dwarven soldiers surrounding you. The voice of a desperate mother screaming for his toddler also reaches your ears. It seems you are perceiving the world through Kholgarsh’s senses...

“Nooooo! My baby! My poor baby! Let him go, you insane bastard! LET HIM GOOO!”

“ONE STEP CLOSER AND I BREAK THE KID’S FUCKING NECK! I SWEAR!”[/read]

“Kholgarsh! He’s a toddler, for God’s sake!”

Murdock, the priest who taught you the healing spell a while ago, is among the soldiers. He holds a symbol of Anu in his hands – similar to the one in your room – and shows it to the possessed dwarf. “With the authority granted by Lord almighty, I cast you out, demon! Leave this man’s body at once, for the grace of Anu is far greater than any sentiments of hatred you bring upon him! LEAVE! I COMMAND YOU TO LEAVE!”

“GRRRR…. NO! I REFUSE!” Kholgarsh and the demon look away from the symbol, shutting their eyes tight!

“I cast you off in the name of God! LEAVE!” Murdock courageously takes a step closer towards Kholgarsh, making him flinch in response and let out a demonic shriek!

4/8
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“Hyenus. It’s not over yet.”

… And suddenly, Hawkodesh’s voice ignites a spark on your fading mind, right when you were about to lose consciousness.

You open your eyes, intending to put up a fight... but, rather than witnessing the demon’s ugly face, you see a blurry image of a spear being pointed at you, as well as several dwarven soldiers surrounding you. The voice of a desperate mother screaming for his toddler also reaches your ears. It seems you are perceiving the world through Kholgarsh’s senses...

“Nooooo! My baby! My poor baby! Let him go, you insane bastard! LET HIM GOOO!”

“ONE STEP CLOSER AND I BREAK THE KID’S FUCKING NECK! I SWEAR!”[/red]

“Kholgarsh! He’s a toddler, for God’s sake!”

Murdock, the priest who taught you the healing spell a while ago, is among the soldiers. He holds a symbol of Anu in his hands – similar to the one in your room – and shows it to the possessed dwarf. “With the authority granted by Lord almighty, I cast you out, demon! Leave this man’s body at once, for the grace of Anu is far greater than any sentiments of hatred you bring upon him! LEAVE! I COMMAND YOU TO LEAVE!”

“GRRRR…. NO! I REFUSE!” Kholgarsh and the demon look away from the symbol, shutting their eyes tight!

“I cast you off in the name of God! LEAVE!” Murdock courageously takes a step closer towards Kholgarsh, making him flinch in response and let out a demonic shriek!

4/8
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>>5243347
>daz is holding her other arm, or at least were it should be

joy I think I know the fallout for being stupid with choices, yet again.
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“Do NOT fall asleep. It’s not over yet.”

… And suddenly, Hawkodesh’s voice ignites a spark on your fading mind, right when you were about to lose consciousness.

You open your eyes, intending to put up a fight... but, rather than witnessing the demon’s ugly face, you see a blurry image of a spear being pointed at you, as well as several dwarven soldiers surrounding you. The voice of a desperate mother screaming for his toddler also reaches your ears. It seems you are perceiving the world through Kholgarsh’s senses...

“Nooooo! My baby! My poor baby! Let him go, you insane bastard! LET HIM GOOO!”

“ONE STEP CLOSER AND I BREAK THE KID’S FUCKING NECK! I SWEAR!”

“What are you doing, Kholgarsh?! He’s a toddler, for God’s sake!”

Murdock, the priest who taught you the healing spell a while ago, is among the soldiers. He holds a symbol of Anu in his hands – similar to the one in your room – and shows it to the possessed dwarf. “With the authority granted by Lord almighty, I cast you out, demon! Leave this man’s body at once, for the grace of Anu is far greater than any sentiments of hatred you bring upon him! LEAVE! I COMMAND YOU TO LEAVE!”

“GRRRR…. NO! I REFUSE!” Kholgarsh and the demon look away from the symbol, shutting their eyes tight!

“I cast you off in the name of God! LEAVE!” Murdock courageously takes a step closer towards Kholgarsh, making him flinch in response and let out a demonic shriek!

4/8 (had to repost this one due to bad formatting)
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G̷͓͚̾Ŗ̵̠̕Ä̴͙͙́Ả̷̘̣̆Ą̸̌̊Á̷̻͉̉A̵̞͆Ä̷͉̳́͒A̷̛̙A̶̛̠͝A̶̜͍͋A̴̡̜̒A̸̢̙̽͘A̸͓̽Ā̶̘Ả̶͍ͅA̵̦̋A̸̻͂A̶̧͕̔Ã̷̼̩̿Ą̶̝̀̒Ą̶̻́͐A̷͍̱͋̂A̵̻͈̓̚Ã̸͕͘A̵̩A̸̪̐͘A̸̪̥̽̽Ȓ̸͔̫G̶̮̖̾̉G̸͙G̷̫̻̈̑Ǵ̴̻͆G̷̺͑̀H̴͖̫̏̂H̷̢̾H̸̱͍͝͠H̴̝͂H̷̦̙̑͝Ḥ̷̩͒H̷̰H̷͓̼͐H̶͇͆̀H̵̖̀!̴̛̠̰̃!̶̦̍̃!̷͙͐͐”̸̼̆̂


5/8
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Your perception gradually returns to the spiritual plane where the fight is taking place, only for you to stumble upon an incredible surprise… a giant floating eye has appeared in the middle of the vast nothingness, right above you! It radiates an immense amount of light and heat that the demon appears to be greatly distressed by!

“NOOOOOOOOOO! I DON’T WANT TO LEAVE! GO AWAY, GO AWAY, GO AWAY, GO AWAY! WOE UPON YOU! WOE UPON YOU ALL! GRRAAAAAAAGGGGHHHH!!!”

That enormous eye is clearly Anu's!

7/8
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Unable to deal with the blinding light hurting his eyes, the demon ends up releasing you by accident! “AAAaaaGHHH! COME BACK HERE, MUTT! I’M NOT DONE WITH YOU!”

Wait a moment. You… you are free! And in ONE piece! Okay, whatever you do in the span of these crucial seconds, you better not screw up!

>Choose a combat approach (Write in)
>Enough risks, it's time to get out of here (Leave Kholgarsh’s soul. No roll required)


(This is the last choice for the demon encounter. See you all this Thursday)
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TIME: 15:00

Hyenus’ Status

(Missing Eye: -10 penalty to most combat rolls)


Attributes
- HP: Bruised
- Mana: 31 / 114
- Power: D+ (40 EXP)
- Agility: D+ (40 EXP)


Skills
- Novice Spearman (6 EXP)
- Novice Dodger (6 EXP)
- Novice Scout (2 EXP)
- Novice Cook (0 EXP)
- Novice Stealth (4 EXP)
- Novice Alchemy (5 EXP)
- Apprentice Meditator (10 EXP): Mana cost of all spells is lowered by 10%
- Apprentice Pugilist (10 EXP): +5 bonus to most combat rolls while fighting with your bare hands


Spells
- Healing Palms: Heals a living target by laying your hands on it and sending a batch of holy energy into its body. The greater the creature’s Power and weight, the more batches are required for effective healing. Each one costs 22 Mana and takes about 10 seconds to cast.


Powers
- Body Restoration: Heals a living target in your vicinity by 1 tier of health. Takes about 5 seconds to cast. (0 uses left, +1 at 09:00 AM)
- Light of Anu: Deals considerable damage to all demons within a 5 meter radius. Takes about 5 seconds to cast. (1 use left)
- Saviour’s Tongue: You can understand all existing languages, though any new concepts must still be learned
- Angel Wings: You can sprout wings on your back anytime, allowing you to fly and shield yourself with them. Takes about 2 seconds to cast.
- Feral Speed: Increases your Agility by 4 sub-tiers and grants a +15 bonus to most combat rolls while fighting barehanded. Takes about 2 seconds to cast. Lasts for 10 minutes. (0 uses left)


Perks
- Friends Not Food: Grants a +12 bonus to all rolls that involve resisting your hunting urges and prevents them from critically failing
- Spiritual Awareness: Increases max Mana by 10%


Alchemy Recipes
- Strength Potion: Increases Power by 1 tier for 60 minutes. Requires 5 Yamanenes, 1 Gentoloma. A Novice alchemist can craft this potion without trouble.
- Regeneration Potion: Greatly increases the rate at which your body heals. Lasts for 24 hours. Requires 5 Yamanenes, 1 Purplevera. A Skilled alchemist can craft this potion without trouble.
- Limbo Poison: When this poison enters a living target’s bloodstream, it paralyses the limbs for up to 24 hours, depending on the creature's Power, weight and poison resistance. Requires 1 Demoncap, 1 Gentoloma. A Skilled alchemist can craft this potion without trouble.


Inventory
- Nothing
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>>5243366
>>Enough risks, it's time to get out of here (Leave Kholgarsh’s soul. No roll required)


he rolls with a +40 stay just invites death get the fuck out while we can. this is quite literally the biggest free out we've ever been given.
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>>5243368
Correction: Hyenus' Health is Wounded, not Bruised.

One thing I missed adding in the update is you still have an use of Light of Anu, and the demon will get a penalty of -25 to all his combat moves due to Anu's influence, including his Power and Agility rolls
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>>5243368
>Light of Anu
>Eyepick after

We have fucking god powers that are specially effect against demons lets use it
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If you all insist on staying and fighting for Christs sake come up with a plan and don't just post attack eye or something equally low effort.
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>>5243366
>>Choose a combat approach (Grab the demon, focus on casting Light of Anu)
Grab the demon and ignore the pain, the teasing, the promises of endless torture just focus in blasting the demon to smithereens. Anu's MOJO use positive feelings right? Think about our tribe, Datz and the others we are fighting for and think of the feeling us ourselves eyepicking Gnolrek's eyes once more when we seal the gate, don't give up now.
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>>5241580
>>5241637
>>5241639
>>5241647
>>5241706
>>5242837
thank you fellas
>>5242033
:O
>>5242416
thanks, still reeling from that painting ngl
thanks for the answer too
>>5243379
this
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>>5243379
We are in the astral realm

Why can't the light of anu form a pick?
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>>5243414
kek +1 to this if possible
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>>5243415
We could charge for him, ball up with the wings to provide cover as he attempts to strike us as we charge the light of anu, then strike him with a light spear... that goes into his eye?

I desire a pick though.
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As risky as it is to stay in here, we need to do our best to banish the daemon. While his distracted by the priest we have a better chance of getting our attack off, lets hammer and anvil this sucker rather then just abandon the dwarf to the daemon. He might get the neck snap off if we don't try, lets prove were Anu's chosen.
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Get around behind the demon, if we must- try grapple to hold it. Priority is Light of Anu spell- either racing around the demon or trying to slow and constrain it with grapple.
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You know what's going to happen here? The demon's going to be expelled but then when we leave the dwarf it's going to look like we were expelled by the priest and everyone is going to take it as evidence that we are in fact a demon
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>>5243535
The dwarf priest will vouch for us, I'm certain he will be able to tell the difference, assuming he isn't directly told by Anu(Which is what I think happened when he agreed to teach us magic).
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>>5243379
Support
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>>5243379
+1.
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>>5243379
>>5243414
Why not this? +1
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>>5243379
>>5243414
THIS
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>>5243414
uhhh based??
+1
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>>5243366
The new system is gonna be a bitch for my notes. I hope the food+potion+spells+boon power training combo is still viable.