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It has been 100 years since ancient beings, known as the Old Ones, walked the Earth with their two strong feet. Now they are gone and we animals now rule the remains that they left behind. With our new knowledge of sword and sorcery, we were able to survive in peace for a while, but then came the three factions.
The Apes: Strong giants, claiming to be as just as the old ones and believe they should be the ones to rule over the new world.
The Pigs: An intellectual but slothful group who wish to rule the world with an iron hoof and remain kings while the others remained as dumb animals.
Then there the Lizards: A fast and large group that want to set the world a blaze. Trying to forget the harsh past that the old ones left.
All three sides wishing to go war and destroy one another to bring in what they believe to be true peace.
But, unbeknownst to everyone, there was another group. One that was trying their best to find a way to heal everyone. To bring back order.
You found it.... and now you are taking care of it.

A D&D Homebrew Adventure.

Previous Quests:https://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Rise%20of%20the%20Awakened
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Last Time on the ROTA Campaign
>The party finally settled down in Canis Lupin where they started making plans.
>But not before they took down some spiders in the subway.
>They also end up making a new ally from a now thawed out human.
>The group then made their moves trying to spy and convince others to join their cause.
>Suddenly Mog ends up finding himself fighting against fucking cephlopods which caused a huge fight to break out.
>Kinny was about to make the finishing blow but will it be enough?
Find out in this thread.

Sessions are on Tuesdays and occasionally on Thursdays.

Sorry for not being here last Thursday Friends. Found myself in a family meeting to discuss some serious topics. Again sorry about that.
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Again sorry for being late.

>Kinny ends up bumrushing the faggot behind Ursus.
>Taking his dagger and shoving it right up his spine.
>Fucker barely saw it coming.
>He'll probably never see anything coming again after what you did.
>Another opponent was taken down.

Turn order was Kinny (27), then Ursus (15), Mog (2), Cephlopods (1)

So it should be Ursus' turn now.
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>>5990350
It's fine, I'd probably be not available most thursday anyway. Good to see you back, hope the OC image is serviceable.
>>5990705
It would appear my memory kicked in at almost the same moment as this post was posted. Interesting.
>Late
bruh we start in 35 minutes technically
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>>5990708
>Good to see you back, hope the OC image is serviceable.
As always your art is based Kinny.
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>>5990710
Is everyone still here?
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>>5990750
I mean it's just us two waiting for Ursus.
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>>5990777
True yes.
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Rolled 10 + 5 (1d10 + 5)

>>5990705
Ursus will activate second wind to regain some momentum
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>>5990793
You still have your action. Second Wind is a bonus action feat.
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>>5990793
>And now I’m turning towards the bear mog is attacking and rushing that bear
Kinny can you take care of the rest?
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Rolled 18 + 4 (1d20 + 4)

>>5990796
>(OOC This I know I was just evaluating my targets, I mnot fast enough to get to the wall where the other animals are but kinny both has range and mobility)
>>5990797
>Ursus raises his axe and swings down upon the bear aiming for the nervous system
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Rolled 1 (1d4)

>>5990801
Rolling first half of the damage
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>>5990801
Roll for Damage
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Rolled 6 + 2 (1d6 + 2)

>>5990804
Second half
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>>5990797
>>5990801
is there's anyone even left except that bear mog is attacking?
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>>5990807
The right wall
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>>5990805
I need to wait before I say shit. Kinny is right I do need to refresh more often.

>>5990793
>Once the bear healed himself up, he then went on towards the next target.
>>5990801
>>5990804
>>5990806
>His aim going towards the opposing bear, our lovable bear then swung his mighty axe towards it.
>Hitting him square in the head.
>Splitting a bit of his skull open.
>As Ursus made that unruly gash on the head, you notice that there is no blood flowing whatsoever.
>Instead you get a peek of what your enemy looks like instead.
>The purplish skin was the most striking feature of the parasite.
>But it the the yellow eyes now staring at you that was now starting to freak you out.
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>>5990809
By the frozen king what the hell are you!?!
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>>5990797
Kinny freed his dagger from the corpse with some effort - stabbing from a running start was the easy part - and gave bear a nod.
>>5990808
I see now. That's the bar counter, not wall.
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>>5990809
Forgot the image.
>>5990807
>>5990808
Also yes there are only two enemies left.
>>5990811
"we are the future of this world, and if you let us bind with you... your savior."
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>>5990813
"shuT THE FUCK UP!!" Kinny screeches at the mindsquid, his head still ringing from the mind attack a few seconds ago. "Or I'll bind my knife with your testicles..." He trails off, moving his attention to the still-walking corpses near the bar.
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Mog is absent, posting Vatican to fill the gap in holiness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4YyEltSAV8&t=150s
This will be perfect for when he's repeatedly bashing the skull of the false prophet in.
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>>5990813
Did you hitch a ride with the draconians?!?! Are you the reason the war between humans and dragons kicked off?!?! Or are you a new mess we have to clean up now?
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>>5990818
>>5990815
>The fucker refuses to answer you.
>Just stare at you.
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>>5990821
AH your silence speaks volumes parasite
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>>5990821
Forgot my image again.
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>>5990823
This is coincidentally the most savage fucking thing that has been said in these threads
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>>5990826
>>5990823
I guess while we wait for Mog, Kinny would you like to go ahead and roll for your next turn?
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>>5990832
Can I throw again or would that be faux pas? Don't think getting close to them is the best idea and I don't remember how to dnd
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>>5990835
You can throw daggers yes.
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Rolled 17 + 7 (1d20 + 7)

>>5990838
>Throws the Lightning Dagger at the more lively creature near the bar
>Move north towards the wall
Also heads up: once the fight ends, I'd like to immediately look for a back exit. Kinny already has it in the back of his head, only the mechanics limit him.
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>>5990823
Ursus would you like to roll for your next action while we wait for Mog?
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Rolled 2, 2, 1, 2, 4 = 11 (5d4)

>>5990842
Rolling damage, first die is physical damage to target.
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>>5990846
Alright is the squid thing grabable? Im thinking of shoving it in a mason jar or something with a tarp wrapped around my hands
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>>5990854
With air holes of course
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>>5990854
I'm gonna say but with Disadvantage.
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Rolled 12, 6 + 2 = 20 (2d20 + 2)

>>5990854
Ursus wraps his paw in a piece of tarp and grasps for the purple offender (this will definitely help with mogs case and the coming summit also if he’s right about his theory this will galvanize both dragons and humans to a common enemy
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>>5990857
>I'm gonna say but with Disadvantage.
How the fuck did I miss the "yes"?!
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>>5990859
Stop resisting you little slime ball
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Sorry for being slow my friends. I just found out my fucking fridge just broke. It isn't producing any cooling and the food in it just got fucked, milk especially has to be used today! Making Mashed Potatoes tonight after this fuckfest of an afternoon.
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>>5990873
AH SHIT go get some ice and if you have cooler containers use them, if you have perishables
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>>5990874
I have a box freezer, which I used for the fridge freezer parishables like frozen veggies, butter, and bread. So that is at least safe. As for fucking fridge stuff, milk, eggs, bacon, and leftovers are the only thing in there that will probably perish before the night is over. Trying my best to get everything safe.
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Sorry guys have to leave for a bit.
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>>5990886
Do what you need
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Sorry for not being here guys.
Also I found out that I cannot have a fridge til Friday.
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Damn. Sorry guys, wished I noticed this earlier yesterday. If I had then I'd have let you all know that I wasn't gonna be available today. I should probably let you guys know that I won't be available this Thursday either, in all likelihood. Though given that Kinny says he may not be available on most Thursdays, that may not be the biggest issue. Still, really sorry about this.

>>5990873
>>5991154
Sorry to hear about the fridge man, that sucks.
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Not going to be avaialable tomorrow
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Update on the sour dough starter, I have made bread dough now I am waiting for it to rise before baking it
Pic was a bout 20 minutes in the rising process so it’s going to be good
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>>5992507
Bread has been achieved
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>>5993182
I do not play this quest but damn. That looks legit. Now you are making me want to whip some up since I don't have anything to do today. Strong work.
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>>5993182
Nice. What do you whip up to go with it?
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>>5993182
First of all got a frigde for about $300 so that's a plus.
Also that bread looks good.
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>>5993324
It’s literally just feeding a sour dough starter witch is a yeast culture that effectively digests flour sugar and water and then with a small amount of instant yeast to add to the dough mix when making the bread it’s really simple
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>>5993425
Thanks man
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>>5994139
No, I meant...what are you have the bread with lol? I know how bread is made.
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Should be available tomorrow.
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I'm here. Just give me a bit to write up a post.
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>>5994553
Home made pistachio walnut and cashew butter
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Rolled 8 + 6 (1d20 + 6)

>>5990813
>>5990854
>>5990851
Leaping from the enslaved bear's back, Mog nimbly avoided Kuma's grasping claws. Hitting the floor hard, Mog's weak leg held. He gingerly broke into a slow jog, appraising his opponent with new eyes. Kuma's layers of fat and flesh had served his master well, the puppet still had its strings. Faster and faster he ran, circling around the host, past Kinny as the cat deftly dispatched another assailant. Just as he'd completed his second revolution around the cephalopod, Ursus suddenly burst into the fray, hacking a chunk from the puppet's skull with fury.

"What the...!? By the Moon, what the fuck?! You're even uglier in the flesh than my magic lenses could ever portray." The alien yellow eyes peering out from the crack in Kuma's head startled Mog into a stumble. He tripped over his bum leg, dropping his sword as he exclaimed his surprise at the genuinely voidborne nature of the creature.

Seeing the two bear's wrestling and intuiting Ursus's intent, Mog picked up his blade once again and dashed for Kuma's legs a second time. If he could bring the puppet down, Ursus would have little trouble prising the puppetmaster away. Perhaps Kuma could even be saved.

Going between the legs of both bears as they stood up on their hind legs in a clinch, Mog aimed for his previous cuts. He'd bring the alien low with one blow!

>Attack with Advantage owing to Vow of Enmity. Declaring nonlethal damage, since Ursus had the good foresight to try and take the leader alive. Maybe we can save Kuma too, he didn't seem as bad as his cult leader or puppeteer.
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Rolled 17 + 6 (1d20 + 6)

>>5997081
>>5990813
>2nd roll

>>5997068
Nice, fancy even.
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Rolled 1, 2, 2 + 4 = 9 (3d4 + 4)

>>5997083
>>5990813
>Rolling physical damage and using my last spell slot for a divine smite!
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Rolled 1, 8, 1 = 10 (3d8)

>>5997086
>>5990813
>Thunder and Divine Smite damage.
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>>5990859
>>5990813
Not sure if it matters, but I think this would just be a 14, the 6 shouldn't count since Ursus has advantage from my Born Leader still. So they cancel out, I think.
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Rolled 5 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

Sorry for being late guys.

>>5997081
>>5997083
>>5997086
>>5997088
>You are able to knock Kuma out.
>Not kill but put him out of commission.
>However, the cephlopod inside still had control.
>It then tried bringing Kuma back to consciousness.
>Only to fail.
>The other two cultists then began charging a teleportation spell to try and save their leader.
>>5990842
>>5990851
>Kinny saw what was going on and immediately took action.
>Taking a trusty Lightning Dagger and throwing it at the enemy killing one with the stab and another with the discharge of lightning Energy.
>>5990859
>>5990859
>>5990865
>Ursus then immediately tries to pull the fucker out of the bear.
>Knowing he could carry some great information with him.
>Even prepared a jar with holes for such an occasion.
Rolling oppsing dex save
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>>5997103
>Late

Not at all, normally you post 30 minutes prior, but it was my turn, and I hadn't posted until when you normally would. So it's understandable.

>Opposed rolls

So Ursus wins right? See >>5997092
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>>5997103
Beautiful truly
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>>5997103
>With one powerful yank, the mighty Ursus was finally able to pull the unholy cephlopod out of the bear.
>Thankfully without any further damage to the bear and hopefully with him still alive.
>The octopus on the other hand was still struggling to get out of the bears grip.
"Let me go! I must serve my masters! We must spread the hate!"
The battle is over. What do you do?
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>>5997110
I is not the mason jar you go little hell spawn
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>>5997112
That’s supposed to say into the mason jar but autocorrect is autocorrect
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>>5997112
>>5997114
"Such child's play! I will get out of this infernal containment by myself eventually! Just you wait! Then I will feast on all your blood and take control of your like that bear!"
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>>5997119
As usual. For some reason I forgot my image.
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>>5997122
It’s a tab not a screw cap
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>>5997124
"Dammit!!"
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>>5997109
Like clockwork, really. Or knocking dominoes.

>>5997110
>>5997109
>>5990842
Sheathing his sword and hoisting Kuma over his shoulder, Mog turned to his companions "Well fought comrades. I'll explain later, we have to go. If anyone asks, Kuma is our drinking buddy. A combo of the smoke from the fire and a night of hard drinking did him in, we're taking him home."

Hastily sucking in a last gulp of good air before the fires consumed the entire establishment, Mog surveyed the scene. Carnage and disorder abounded, no doubt the guards and firefighters would arrive shortly. Good thing the wolf thought to disguise himself as a guard.

To Kinny he said "Back exit, fast buddy," before seeing the cat was already on it, then to Ursus he said "Did you scout out any hideouts yet? Sold to us or not doesn't matter right now, we just need a bolthole to hide from prying eyes for an hour while we interrogate both the squid and Kuma."
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>>5997122
>>5997124
Example
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>>5997127
Ursus wraps the tarp briefly over the jar to avoid giving our prisoner any ideas, we have a location but I’m not risking this being sending out a distress signal, Ursus asks the little monster, how long does your body need oxygen before passing out?
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>>5997131
We should also secure our “patient” and possibly heal them we can then question them at our leisure although I would recommend blind folds when we reach the secure location
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>>5997131
"Whatever you have in mind hurry, we won't have much time to talk once we're out on the streets. The location is disposable, that's what they're for. Only our 'main base' matters." Mog retorted somewhat snappily.

He didn't want to mention the temple aloud, where the ceph could hear. The wolf strained under Kuma's weight, inching him towards Kinny's back as the cat led on.

"Could use your other arm when your done playing with the squid. Keep it out of sight, of us, and of any observers. Could attract attention, and the legends say mindflayers can afflict anyone they get their eyes on. Best keep em in the dark, though even that might not prevent their psychic assaults."
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>>5997135
"Of course! When we are outta here. Lets go! Quick, lend me your arm."

>>5997110
>>5990842
>We ready to leave the bar now?
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>>5997136
That is something I can do although i would also be careful on what surface thoughts you have and gaurd your minds for possible probes
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>>5997138
Ursus lends his strength cradle if the tarp wrapped mason jar housed being in a foot ball carry in on hand and raising the bare with his other arm
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>>5997142
God that autocorrect is really bad
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>>5997131
>>5997136
>>5997138
>>5997140
>>5997142
>The monster refuses to answer.
>Instead it just stares at you with it's cold hate filled eyes.
>>5997127
>As the fires continue to erupt inside the building, they soon start to show up outside as well.
>Maggie was the first to notice the burst of flames outside the building.
"Oh shit. what the hell happened in there?"
>Maggie said to herself.
>She wasn't exactly sure what to do.
>So she just cried out for fire happening.
>The whole community around her heard.
>They soon started to gather buckets of sand, dirt, and water to try and put out the fire.
>Some priests were thankfully around and began using Create Water to try and help out a bit.
>Still unbeknownst to all of them, a little black cat and his unlikely group of a bear and a wolf, exited the back way.
>Allowing all of them to escape unharmed and undetected.
>Still you could see that the community was dealing with a fierce fire.
Help them out?
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>>5997145
Hmm mog you take care of the fire I can take care of the fire, Maggie I will explain when we get inside right now is not the best time to explain kinny you do what you need
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>>5997140
>>5997142
Mog nodded to acknowledge the bear as he joined the wolf in propping up Kuma between them. Together they followed after Kinny in exiting quietly into the street.

Thinking that Ursus caught on quickly with the whole mindflayer thing, the paladin opted to follow his advice, turning his thoughts to the present moment, the streets, the bustling crowds, the stars above. Anything but their personal details.
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>>5997147
I CAN TAKE CARE OF THE BEAR
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>>5997147
Instructions unclear. Do you want me or you to help with the fire. Who is going to carry Kuma, me or you? Someone also needs to fetch Maggie, then the others. We need all hands on deck, we can't be scattered throughout the city. We still have more info to gather tonight too.
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>>5997150
Either assist with putting out the fire or help me get our “guests” to our “venue” either way I’m taking care of the “hospitality”
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Rolled 1 + 8 (1d20 + 8)

>>5997149
>>5997145
"Got it, does Maggie know the way to the bolthole? If she doesn't, then you need to tell me so that I know the way." Mog queried.

He waited impatiently for the bear's answer, then slipped away from the group to organize the fire brigade.

Not before quickly telling his departing comrades "If I'm not there with you in my guard uniform, then you might be stopped by the nightwatch. If that happens, let Kinny do the talking Ursus."

He then quickly explained the situation that led to this whole fiasco as quickly as possible. Everything his hired contacts, Father Gawain and Kuma, what his magical sight revealed. Then he ran off towards the crowd.

>Separate from the party after telling them everything.
>Persuasion check to organize the crowd into a proper fire brigade.
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Rolled 17 + 8 (1d20 + 8)

>>5997152
>>5997145
Fuck. I don't think I have Advantage, unless Maggie gives me it from Assistance. Rolling again, just in case she does. This'll be real interesting if she doesn't. I don't mind the bar burning down, better that it destroys the evidence leading to us, but I don't want the fire to spread to the rest of the city.
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>>5997152
Will do if I notice people getting mental probed I’m shaking the jar lightly
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>>5997152
>>5997154
You have advantage.

>Surprisingly the crowd was a bit of a mess.
>They could barely hear you at first.
>It wasn't until Maggie relayed Mog's message while carefully listening only to him.
>Being a rabbit did have it's perks after all.
>She could hear Mog clearly, even in a chaotic crowd such as this.
>She then immediately began to tell everyone what Mog said as she carefully listened to him.
>Soon everyone was now listening to the old wolf.
>It started to become calmer.
>There was barely any panic.
>Instead the fire brigade soon started acting more like a fire brigade and began putting the fire out more efficiently.
>Soon there was no more fires coming from the bar.
>Instead all that remained was nothing but a singed building with a few holes here and there.
>Still the town was safe thanks to Mog's leadership and Maggie's relaying.
>Though there was still trouble a foot.
"How did this fire happen?! There hasn't been a fire in Canis Lupin for years!! Who is responsible for this?!"
>Maggie then looks over to Mog.
"What do we tell them?"
>She asks the wolf quietly.
>>5997155
>You soon head over to the other safe house you spotted.
Question. Which safe house are you heading to?
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>>5997164
Seed house It’s expendable and good for our purposes
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Rolled 16 + 6 (1d20 + 6)

>>5997164
Mog started to shrug, then froze. This was an opportunity! With the shield of anonymity in their disguises and a war going on in the shadows of the ancient city, honour would have to lay by the wayside. This was a grand chance to spread some rumours.

He quickly told Maggie the plan, asking her to back him up.

Speaking up to address the crowd he yelled "I saw Father Gawain leave the building just before the fire started! And a bunch of those blasphemous hippies were inside too, the ones proclaiming to reveal a 'Goddess'! Really makes you wonder what they were doing together, consorting perhaps?"

He left the rest unspoken, letting the crowd draw their own conclusions. He'd sown the seeds of doubt, they would have to do the rest.

'Hopefully they'll blame the fire on the cultists, rather than Gawain. Heretic or not, I can't have the facade of the faith's purity be besmirched. If the obvious implication that this false goddess of the forest fuckers has something to do with Gawain's sudden discovery of a new scroll reaches the crowd's inner paranoia, all the better. I benefit from all three factions suffering, the cultists, Gawain, the squids.' Mog thought.

The paladin dared not cast a finger upon any of the proper Factions though. If he cast aspersions at a pig, or a ape or lizard, then the whole city might erupt in civil violence. Speciesism would ensure that the canines rooted out all others, root and stem. No matter how much he hated them, he couldn't let innocents be harmed. There were many such citizens who deserved no such horrors, pigs, apes, even lizards, they all mattered.

He stayed a time to rile up the crowd and address any naysayers or counterclaims, then departed with Maggie in tow.

>Deception/Performance check, maybe with advantage from Maggie helping. Plus, I did just help the crowd with the fire, so maybe they'll be more inclined to believe me. Basically, connect Gawain with the forest cultists in the crowd's mind, taint their images in the public consciousness.
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Rolled 13 + 6 (1d20 + 6)

>>5997164
>>5997183
2nd roll for Maggie's help.
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>>5997183
>>5997186
>The crowd soon believes the wolf and rabbit duo.
>They soon start blaming the forest guardians.
>Beginning seeds of doubt towards them.
>But they aren't going to riot at them.
>They simply don't treat them as well from this point.
>Still it was a smart move not to cause a riot.
"Probably best to meet with someone Ursus and Kinny now at this point."
>Maggie pointed out.
>You both then follow Ursus' scent to find out where he is.
>>5997177
>Ursus arrived at the seed house.
>Carrying the now very weak and starting to go pale bear.
>As soon as the area became a bit more clear, you lay the bear on the ground.
>Thankfully you still had Harold to heal not only yourself and Kinny, but also the injured Kuma as well if you wished.
>Still best not to do that just yet.
>You soon place your place and secure the mason jar in a safe area.
>Making sure it won't fall and break.
>You of course can still see the octopus inside still trying to find a way out, even underneath that tarp.
>Damn thing really was bioluminescent.
>It struggles trying to break itself free.
>Meanwhile Kuma was now waking up.
>He made a painful audible groan.
"Water.... need water."
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>>5997193
"Agreed. Lead the way."

Do I roll something to follow Ursus/Kinny? Or is this just a transitional post?
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>>5997202
Trasitional post.
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>>5997193
Ursus immediately provided water for the bear with some attempt at hospitality for a bear who probably experienced something extremely terrible
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Sorry anons, was feeling under the weather today. Here now.
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>>5997205
Sorry for the late response. Had to check the mail.

>>5997205
>You give water to the bear.
>He slowly drinks it.
>Looks like he is in a very weak state.
"What happened.... I remember talking to a wolf then.... everything went blank."
>>5997202
>Mog and Maggie soon arrived.
>Maggie noticing how injured and pale the bear was.
"What happened to this guy Ursus?"
>>5997235
It's okay Kinny. Here's hoping we can entertain you with these posts.
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>>5997238
Well that is something I can answer Ursus wanders towards the mason jar and grabs the tarp wrapped jar, so I’m going to need you to clear your thoughts and raise your mental defenses
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>>5997238
Can I ask a list of the places in Canis Lupin that we've visited/know about so far? I have a REALLY blurred memory of what happened between Poco's bar with upstairs secure room and some safehouse that I think belongs to an old wolf and has an underground cryogenic chamber room and a tunnel that leads somewhere underneath said room?
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>>5997235
No worries buddy. Your post from last week indicating you were finding a back exit was enough to carry us through to where we are now. Welcome to the party.

>>5997238
Mog rushed right over, laying his paw on Kuma's open head wound. Calling upon Luna's light, healing rays breached the inky darkness. Pale light pulsed, indistinguishable from natural moonlight. Just enough to stop the bleeding and prevent cranial swelling. Infection burned away, but hopefully strength would not return, not yet.

The holes in the dilapidated store made this place ill-suited for long term holding. If the alien's psychic emanations didn't attract attention, Kuma would.

The pack leader looked to Maggie, aiming to delegate "Maggie, round up the others, Bobby and her cats, get them to get out there and find some scrap lying about and patch those holes. Buy it if they have to, I'll reimburse them later. Get Jessica to keep a lookout outside as well, make sure no one checks up on this safehouse, then find Adler and Harold and report back with them when you're done. Kuma won't last long like this, and I don't have much moonsong left to spare."

>Use Lay on Hands to heal Kuma for 1 HP.
>Get Maggie to put the others to work while we interrogate and figure out the next steps.
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>>5997239
>As you unveil the octopus the rabbit who is secretly a human jumped back in fear.
"The fuck is that thing?!"
>The mindflayer then looks over to all of you.
>Especially the rabbit.
"Dr Wallace? No. Too young. You must be related to her in some way. Still, it is hilarious to see you of all people still alive after 100 years."
>The cephlopod says as he then snickers.
"How do you know my aunt?"
>The cephlopod then laughs again.
"My master, The Incarnation of Hate, knows her really well."
>>5997246
You visited the following.
>Poco's Bar/hideout
>The old church
>A bar called Red Rooster
>A broken down shop (which you are using now)
>The bar you just fought in, which is now burned down.
>>5997252
Harold is already with you all you may use him now if you want.

>Maggie now ignoring the mindflayer follows Mog's orders.
>She immediately goes for her friends hoping she is quick enough in her rabbit form.
>The bear then looks towards the wolf.
"You're the wolf I talked to earlier. Do you know what happened?"
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>>5997260
Forgot to mention to >>5997246
The cryochambers and the subway are in the old church.
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>>5997260
>>5997261
Thank you. Who resides in the old church? I remember there being an old wolf as I said, but for some reason I think the church was Gawain's domain. Yes, my memory is this bad, I'm not happy about is either.
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>>5997246
We've been to the following:

-The gatehouse, Poco's bar and upstairs room.

-Then the temple. Which holds at least a living/dining room, individual rooms for each of us, an office for Arsene, a long hall full of statues and plaques, probably various other rooms of religious purpose, a cryogenic basement level that holds humans, a hall/staircase leading to an subway where the spiders live which leads to outside the city.

-At least 3 bars, the one you and me first went to where we rumourmongered, the one Ursus and co went to, the bar which we were just at which burned down where I met Gawain and discovered the cephalopods. All of these are separate.

-We know of one bar where the ape generals and pig delegates are staying at. They stay there because they don't want to be near Lincoln (The lizard leader). Our final destination for the night, assuming we don't scout out the hotel.

-A hotel, where Lincoln and the forest cultists are staying at. Super high security plus probably two of the most individually dangerous characters are staying here.

-The walls. I think Jessica maybe went up here to spot the stuff involving the owlbears or something.

-A watchtower. Related to ^, may be mistaking the two.

-The castle. Queen lives here. Gawain too.

-Not seen, but mentioned by me as lore is the Senate house, not sure if the Assembly has a separate building.

-I mentioned a prison at some point.

-I mentioned a river at some point as lore

-Our current safehouse, a former vegetable seller/seedhouse, dilapidated in the extreme, holes everywhere. WE ARE HERE!

-Various stores

Probably some others I'm forgetting, but that is all I can remember on short notice.
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>>5997260
So you are indeed the third party responsible for the war between draconians and humans huh? Your race takes advantage of crippled civilizations and takes them over to feed your ranks hmm? Is your race responsible for the draconian refugees landing on earth? Probably why they are in the state they are
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>>5997264
That would be Arsene the old wolf.
As mentioned here >>5997265 Gawain lives in the castle.
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>>5997265
>>5997267
Thanks again. I guess there's discrepancy about bars, but that's not important at all.
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>>5997266
>The parasite then begins to laugh.
"Humans, Draconians, Animals? All trivial to me. They are just tools for my master who was created by their hatred. I am merely a tool myself. Created to help do his bidding. Collecting enough hatred to create a formula to help create more of what my master needs. But alas. You are all primitive to understand such complicated matters."
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>>5997270
Hmm
>Ursus has been writing this whole thing down so you have a master huh? Well you clearly have a high opinion of your creator so who and what is he since you are so chatty.
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>>5997260
>>5997264
>>5997239
The wolf gingerly stroked the bear's neck, trying to soothe the warrior as he figured how to put this. Eventually he settled on "You remember me. So it wasn't all the demon talking. Good. I was worried about you, you seemed unwell. So, I don't know how to put this, so I'll just say it, I cast a spell of Detect Poison and Disease on you and immediately saw that creature-," Mog pointed to the jar with the mindflayer inside, "-inside you, inside all your friends, inside your head. I'm sorry, but I freaked out, killed all your friends. I-I'm sorry, they're gone. They were possessed. I recognized that thing for the demon of yore and legend that it was; a mindflayer. A demon from the Outer Dark, invaders from beyond the light of the sun, a brain eater that possesses people to do its dark bidding. We have to keep you restrained for now, make sure the exorcism is complete. You understand? After that, we have some questions for you."

Stepping away from the squid and Kuma, the old soldier whispered to his companions "Ursus, Kinny, I'm gonna step into Harold for a sec. Handle the interrogation for the next couple minutes, then we'll switch. Take turns healing, you know the drill. Keep that squid talking, and make sure to restrain Kuma well. I've healed him enough so that he probably won't die, but tried to prevent him from regaining his strength. He is a bear though, so don't let your guard down. I'll just be a minute."

Mog then stepped inside Harold, watching his fur to see if his fur returned to its original colour. He didn't want to have to dye his fur again.

>Using Harold.
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>>5997268
No problem. Any other questions? Timeline issues, forgotten plotlines you need to be reminded of? I'm not the freshest on some of that myself, but I'll do my best to orient you.
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>>5997274
(OOC Ya know I could use dib to act as the most annoying character to project as much annoying incorrect information as possible to radiate as much thaught energy to keep this being talking)
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>>5997280
Actually HEHEHE caramel can you come over here and start talking about both verbally and mentally the book depicting those old ones in doing “interesting things”
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>>5997274
>>5997275
>As Mog goes to heal himself with Harold, the octopus then laughs again.
"You will find out. Once my master send a bit of himself to the sky and then plummets himself to the earth, there will be a new lifeform. One that will give him the respect he deserves. One that will appreciate his existence. One that will treat him as a god. Yes only then will the Incarnation of Hate be known only as-"
>Suddenly the creature then popped.
>Exploded.
>The mason jar was filled with nothing but blood and guts from the cephlopod prisoner.
>Though there was something still glowing inside it.
Check inside the jar.
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>>5997283
Ok
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>>5997280
lol

Honestly, if we fail to get much out of the squid then locking those two in a secure room together with both restrained but looking at each other may as well be a form of torture for the mindflayer. We just have to find Dib again. I'm serious.

I'm glad I chose to freak out and attack Kuma and the boys when I did. Seeing as this guy's master is apparently literally Hate Incarnate. That doesn't make Gawain a good guy, but I KNOW these fuckers are evil. The fact that they are enemies can only be a good thing.

I'd laugh if Simon and Eugene are related to these squids.
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>>5997283
BY THE FRIGID KING DAMN!
There goes any possibility of bringing it to the summit, at least I kept it in the mason jar but hey information is information.
>Ursus carefully with tarp wrapped around his hands paws out the odd object
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>>5997283
Oh fuck! A psychic elimination by his master?

>>5997284
Be careful, it could be an illusion! Though I'm not there to tell you that. He could be tricking you to get close and suck your brain!
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>>5997275
"I am NOT willingly walking into a slime, Mog." Kinny hissed and quickly pulled out a tiny bottle with red liquid - a healing potion - and shook it with his mouth tellingly. "I have the fundsh to shave my fur from being utterly deshtroyed." He put the bottle down carefully. "If I ever FALL into Harold and subsequently pass out once the implications settle in, make sure to shave me while I'm unconscious. Being one of those sand-cats is preferrable to waking up and realizing my worst nightmare has come true."
>>5997283
"Oh FUCK!" Kinny flew into the opposite direction the cephaloxplosion came from. Once he realized there was no attempted assassination on his fur, the feline slowly approached the jar." "Holy shit, I was going to tie that jar down so the monster doesn't escape and possess Mog, but I guess that's settled now." He glanced at Mog, currently trapped without the gelatinous creature. "Riight."
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>>5997287
>>5997288
>>5997290
>You then lift up the lid of the mason jar.
>What you find in there is... offputting to say the least.
>The flesh looked and felt like flesh.
>Then there was the blood.
>It looked like blood, but it didn't feel like blood.
>It was extremely thick.
>Almost like batter.
>Then the smell of the blood...
>It was almost like cotton candy in a way.
>Sugary but almost without scent unless you really focused on it.
>Then there was the shiny object itself.
>It was hard.
>Almost like a rock.
>It was completely red.
>It was then Maggie and Jessica then arrived with everyone else.
"Are you guys okay. I heard a popping noise an-..."
>Maggie then stopped talking and looked at the thing Ursus was holding.
>She froze.
>As if she was in both fear and astonishment.
>She took a closer look at the stone.
"Where did you get Nihm from?"
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>>5997290
>>5997287
>>5997283
"Suit yourself." Mog replied nonchalantly with a shrug.

A blissful minute was spent in a damp and mouldy seed storage room, soaking in Harold's cleansing innards. He let himself float in the viscous fluid, closing his eyes. Suspended in the Goddess's most convenient creature, Mog dreamt of the Moon. He felt his wounds closing, the soot and ash from the fire washing away, the ache in his leg receding as the pressure was taken off of it. Absolutely perfect.

"BY THE FRIGID KING, DAMN!"

Alert at once, Mog's eyes shot open. He doggy-paddled helplessly, wading through the slime, slipped as he reached the dry floor, the mucus suddenly like frictionless lubricant. Struggling to stand, he awkwardly waddled into the other room.

Shouting "What's going on?!"
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>>5997296
Kinny stays a safe distance from Slimog
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>>5997295
>Ursus looks at Maggie then at the rock the purple being started to rave about his master he was about to say his name but then popped in the mason jar and this red rock was in the vicera maybe next time I should ask questions before asking his masters name huh?
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>>5997295
"Say what? What the fuck is going on?"

Thinking fast as lightning, Mog reached a disturbing conclusion. It made perfect sense.

"Nihm comes from the mindflayers. It's their technology, not the Draconians. They probably tricked the dragons before, presumably they lost their planet and fled to ours, still holding onto their doom. The substance grants immortality, power, sentience, but it is a curse. That has to be it. It all makes sense."
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>>5997300
I mean it is the reason we exist so it can’t be really that bad in moderation, although I’m suddenly thinking about what it said, I think it’s master is going to disperse more nihm in an attempt to get another species to become dominant, GOD this is becoming more complicated
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>>5997304
He wants to make a race that will worship him properly as some sort of god which to me is the height of arrogance but I’m not some squids master
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>>5997300
>>5997304
>>5997308
"I would agree, but there have no reports of anything resembling octopi or cephlopods that came with the draconians. Not even when people did autopsy reports on the fucker that ate a child."
>Jessica states to the wolf.
"But really it's our only theory at the moment. Because how the hell do you explain that?"
"Maybe some fish got exposed to Nihm."
"Can't be. The fish ended up mostly dying when exposed to Nihm when they first tried it out."
"Maybe someone created them?"
>Caramel suggests.
"I mean octopi are a thing but they were never semtient. So maybe this is the work of some sort of higher being."
"That can't be what higher being would create... this?"
>Jessica asks as she points at the remains of the mindflayer.
Roll a nature or medical check to see if Caramel might be onto something?
>>5997297
>Kinny stays a safe distance.
>Not wanting to touched by something disgusting at the moment.
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Rolled 10 + 2 (1d20 + 2)

>>5997310
Rolling nature
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>>5997310
You don’t really need to do that depending on how well a person can be indoctrinated or paid not to mention it’s not difficult to prey upon someone’s ignorance and biases also being able to corrupt people within power is something these things would have experience with spades.
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>>5997304
>>5997297
"What, like...terraforming? Cephaforming, aquaforming, I dunno? You know what I mean." Mog questioned, ignoring the apologetic about Nihm.

Thinking back to the flock of sheep and Gawain's prophesy, he wonder if it was all related. Then there was the mystery of Eugene.

Voicing his thoughts he said "Hey, guys, remember the flock of sheep and what they said about Gawain's prophesy? Hell, remember Simon and Eugene? Think any of that is related? Particularly the bits about the Goddess being reborn as a rabbit that can see the future. Though, hearing your thoughts Ursus, I'm more imagining a great flood, an endless ocean, suited for these squids to reside in as they continue their astral conquest."

Seeing Kinny standing away from him, Mog gave him a slanted stare "What? Do I smell?"
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Rolled 16 + 1 (1d20 + 1)

>>5997310
>Medicine roll
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>>5997320
oh I am certain it’s related, these things could probably kill somebody without even leaving a mark from their psionic blasts, that group hit me three times and I admit I was probably on the edge mentally, I probably have a concussion, any way an intact body and corrupt officers can probably deem heart attacks as a cause if death
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>>5997297
You should probably roll too, since you're good at this. The NPCs too.
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Rolled 13 + 7 (1d20 + 7)

>>5997329
Fair enough. Using Caramel since she suggested it.
>>5997297
Also Kinny you do need to roll as well.
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>>5997328
"I didn't think of that, but you're absolutely right. They have a method of killing without leaving a mark. A perfect tool of assassination." Mog whispered in quiet contemplation.

"Harold's free, if you're hurt, then you should take a dip. Bathe a while, it's blissful." he followed up absentmindedly, his mind far away, whirring.
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>>5997334
I’m going to opt out of a slime bath and have a hot water bath but in the mean time Ursus sets the rock down on a metal pan and slaps an adhesive paper strip saying NON EDIBLE BIO WASTE onto the mystery meat jam mason jar so no one one makes the mistake that this is edible then he wraps the frigid head of his axe in cloth and puts it to his head
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Rolled 11 + 2 (1d20 + 2)

>>5997320
"You're slimed. I don't want any to get on me." The cat explained.
>>5997333
Medicine roll? Me? Alright.
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Brb making lunch.
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>>5997339
"I'll wash it off. There has to be a hose or something around here, for watering the plants..." Mog replied absently, mind still adrift in thought.
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>>5997348
When Kinny's heard "hose", his eye flinched and a wave went through his fur from the head to his butt. The tail swished disapprovingly.
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>>5997352
His mind still contemplating higher concepts, Mog went through the motions of finding a source of running water. Not finding a hose, he managed to a broken sprinkler leaking cold rivulets of water down into a flooded potted plant. Moving aside the tray, he stood underneath the trickle, as if it were a showerhead. His eyes locked on Kinny, but his head still in the clouds.

The body needed nothing but the memory of playfulness to act though. A raised arm redirected the spray towards the cat, though it fell just short. A reminder to the cat.

Tired residing in the present moment, the wolf let his mind full drift while he washed.

Going afk for 35 minutes.
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>>5997314
>>5997318
>>5997320
>>5997324
>>5997328
>>5997333
>>5997334
>>5997338
>>5997339
>>5997348
>>5997352
>After many conversations on how to bathe, the group then went on to look at the remains of the cephlopod.
>It took a while but you did in fact manage to seperate it by blood, parts, and organs.
>Most of which still intact.
>Except for the nine brains.
>Fuck those were destroyed badly.
>But at least you now realize that's one thing normal about it.
>You all then analyze each part.
>There doesn't seem to be anything alien about it.
>Nor off.
>Just a normal octopus.
>Though you do notice two vital organs that are missing.
>The heart and the reproductive orgsns.
>Must have exploded along with the rest of the octopus' brain.
>Still nothing out of the ordinary.
>Though for such a small body, it carried way more blood than it would necessarily need.
>Especially for a creature that possibly had no heart.
>Looking back over to the pale lipped Kuma, you then realize what seems to be the problem.
>Most of that blood probably belonged to Kuma.
>Giving that blood back to him like that though seems highly dangerous.
>Especially with how thick it is and how sweet it smells.
>Too much of a risk.
"He needs food high in iron."
>Caramel suggested.
"Any of you got any fish or red meats?"
"I can send my boys to do that."
>Bobby says.
"Potato, Ord. Go get the foods on this grocery list."
>The two large cats then followed the orders.
"Alright. Bobby I am going to need you to stay here. I'll stay with the bear."
>Caramel then said.
>She then looked at the other three and the humans.
"You guys continue on doing what you need to. Dick Dick and I will take care of the bear."
>She said as she pointed at Adler.
"Di- dick dick?"
>Adler said in confusion.
"As for the cephlopod, I can assure you all it's a normal octopus for now. If you guys end up finding a live specimen though please capture and make sure it doesn't explode."
>Maggie then got up.
"That just leaves one question.... what do we do with this stone?"
>She said as she pointed at the Nihm.
What do you do with the Nihm?
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>>5997366
I suggest keeping the sample but not doing anything with it for now, I have no clue what it would due to animals already exposed to a small amount and use rather not gain some psychosis
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>>5997372
And i would rather not gain some nihm sourced psichosis
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>>5997366
>>5997372
"Agreed. I say we keep it, but locked away. For now one of us should carry it until we can get it to safety, but keeping in close proximity to it could be hazardous to us in the long term."
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>>5997372
>>5997383
>>5997352
"So.... Kinny and Einstein's magic bag then?"
>Maggie suggests.
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>>5997390
Definitely properly locked in some box, in the mean time that parasitic octopus corpse should probably be put back into the mason jar
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>>5997393
Delicious.
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Getting kinda tired, only got 4 hours sleep. May pass out. If I do, I'll be available Thursday.

>>5997390
"I'd rather not, we don't know how it'll react with the magic. Plus, that magic is tiny. The internal volume may be huge, but the opening may be too small for the stone. Maybe Jessica or Maggie should handle it until we get home, they're the most familiar with Nihm, after all."

>>5997394
"Agreed regarding the mindflayer corpse."

>>5997393
Mmm, tasty.
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Yeah, I think that's it for me today, woke up before midnight, so I'm wiped out.
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>>5997394
>>5997403
"Both are valid arguments. Rookie you keep the stone. In the meantime let's go recon some other things necessary."
>Jessica says to the group.

I think everyone is tired at this point. Hell with all the surprising stress I got all last week I think it's safe to say I'm also tired. Sorry for all the late posts friends. But I might be available on Thursday.
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>>5997417
>>5997419
It's all good. And Mog, please do try to sleep at night instead of howling, that could help.
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>>5997419
>>5997394
"Right. Lets try and avoid getting into any tough fights. I may have taken a dip in Harold but until I've contemplated the Moon's grace in dreamspace, well...I'm afraid that I won't have my usual repertoire of spells." Mog responded coolly.

Looking at Ursus, he gave the bear a questioning look, then nodded over to Harold. The farmer had taken quite the mental beating from the demons, Mog wanted to make sure he was in tip-top shape.

Breaking out some rations, he settled down for a quick meal. All the drinking he'd been doing wasn't good on an empty stomach. There'd be more swill consumed by the end of the night.

In between bites, Mog put the matter of where to scout next to the table "So, where to next? More bars? The bar where the apes and pigs are staying at? That one is the most important, and there's nothing saying we have to leave it for last tonight, if anything it may be better to make sure we cross it off the list, maybe after a disguise change into our fancier attire. Still, whether we head there next or not, we still need more information beyond what we are likely to garner there."

He paused to eat and listen to what everyone else had to say.

When he was done he added "There's also the issue of Kuma. At the very least he'll need a guard, either one of the main party or Jessica, plus Adler and Harold to keep him stable. We can either all leave to scout and interrogate later, all stay to interrogate before moving on, or leave one of us behind to interrogate. If we split, the one who interrogates will need to eventually meet back up with us. Hopefully everyone understands by now that if you aren't stealthy or good at fast-talking your way outta bad situations then you'll need one of the sneaky or talky packmates to escort you. Personally my preference is to either get the interrogation outta the way, and my second preference after that would be to split the party. Leaving Kuma unattended with only one real guard, and lots of prying eyes does not sit well with me."

>>5997436
Mission failed. Got up even earlier somehow.
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>>5999354
"We could get Ord and Potato to take of guarding Kuma. They aren't exactly doing anything important aside from shopping."
>Bobby points out.
"I know my cats aren't that smart but when they are given an order to guard something with their lives, they do so. Besides Caramel and Adler aren't that much of fighters. Sure Adler's armor looks strong but what good is excellent armor if you can't fight back? Plus two hench cats are better than one."
Take Bobby's offer?

I got some sleep at 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM, mostly to sleep through a tornado. Tried to go back to sleep. Couldn't. Not until like 3:00 AM. Woke up officially around 7:20 AM. Honestly... I wish I have gotten more sleep in a way.
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>>5999377
Rough. I woke up around 7 PM. Couldn't fall back asleep.

"If we choose not to interrogate right away, I may take you up on that. Though I'll insist on having Jessica stay behind as well, as a lookout outside. If Kuma escapes, then the big guys can fetch her to put our ursine friend back to sleep, plus someone needs to keep a watch outside, she's already done it once, may as well again."
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>>5999382
"I can do that. Just make sure the cadet doesn't do anything stupid with the stone."
>Jessica says.
>Causing Maggie to retort.
"You handed me the fucking stone!"
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>>5999386
"Will do."

Just waiting on the others.
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>>5999354
Ursus doesn’t really want sticky fur and he is already preparing a hot water bath at the side he is carrying hus frost axe around like an ice pack so any inflammation is minimized
>>5999386
I trust Maggie’s understanding that the stone could be adverse we could probably go get a lead lined lock box or something later after we have rested as for Kuma I would like to ask his position and possibly offer some way to join us against the current state of things
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>>5999354
>>5999377
>>5999382
>>5999386
>>5999394
>>5999397
Hello and good god Mog. If you woke up at 7PM, then when did you go to sleep? Went to sleep at 2AM myself, woke up at 10-ish. On a train now. Kinda wish I could just stay on the train all day.
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>>5999397
>>5999394
>>5999402
"So aside from me keeping watch, what's the plan now? You guys going to change disguises and then try and find where the pigs are?"
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>>5999386
>>5999394
>>5999397
"See Mog. All civilized animals keep their fur clean." Kinny's eyes stared at the wolf's chest as if they wanted to penetrate the skin, flesh and bone to inspect his internal organs for illegal bacteria.
"Alas, not everyone can be perfect." Cat lowered his gaze and his tail and pulled off the red hood. He took mask off earlier when the player wasn't here to narrate. "So how do we do this? The ape-bar, that is. I could just... Pretend to be a rich investor, maybe? 'Hire' you Mog or Ursus as a bodyguard while drilling our target for information?" The cat pondered the approach. Might as well toss some gold around, see if it hits and rings any pig-shaped bells.
next post might take a while, i intend to stare out the window like a fucking dog
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>>5999410
>>5999414
I’m up for both plans
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>>5999414
"Wait... question. Do you need me to change looks as well?"
>Maggie asks.
Allow Maggie to change?
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>>5999397
"Suit yourself."

>>5999402
Too late for sanity. Enjoy your train ride.

>>5999410
"Into our upscale attire, yeah."

>>5999414
"If there was proper plumbing in this place that had water clean enough to trust to be cleansed by a little fireheat, then I'd be right there with you guys. As is, the film of scum on the surface of some of the puddles and in some of the pots in this place have thoroughly dissuaded me. As for your idea...yeah, that works, good thinking."

Sorry for the late reply. Got distracted. New skirmish, low sleep, making food, etc.
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>>5999441
I'm off the train and in the sun, typing while body is dodging branches on autopilot. A genuinely fascinating mechanism.
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>>5999441
>he plays trigger skrim
He is the least vile of them all and still, I could not. Fug skirmishimeshes.
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>>5999414
>>5999421
>>5999441
>You all change into much better clothing.
>Making yourself look more regal and fancy looking.
>As you are doing so Kuma does start looking a bit better.
>He is groaning from the lack of blood a bit but he is still approachable.
Approach Kuma?
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>>5999441
>>5999421
It's time to get semitic.
>>5999465
Kinny makes sure he isn't seen without the disguise. Better safe than sorry.
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>>5999465
>>5999414
>>5999421
Mog brought the others into a quick group huddle "What do we ask him? I personally want to know if he remembers what was in the cave he told me about, plus any details about the forest cultists we may not know. Their plans, organization, all that good stuff."
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>>5999465
>>5999472
For the record, I haven't changed yet. I'm still in my old disguise. Will change after we're done interrogating.
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>>5999472
im dont really care for interrogation, you do you
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>>5999479
Alright then Kinny what is your next move? Want to just go to a bar?
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>>5999472
I’m curious as to that 2 but I am lacking in creativity at the moment
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Rolled 19 + 8 (1d20 + 8)

>>5999479
Fair enough.

>>5999465
>>5999472
With no further input from the group, Mog approached Kuma.

"Hey there, how ya feelin' buddy? Took a big hit there, but your well on your way to recovery. While we complete the exorcism and nurse you back to health, can you do something for me? Can you see if you can remember more about that cave? The one the otter asked you to move the boulder from?"

>Persuasion roll
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>>5999489
>>5999493
I'll make this quick, will save the questions regarding the forest guardians for another time. I know everyone's eager to move on.
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>>5999496
"Cave? Oh.... you mean the one the druid wanted open.... I... I remember there being.... a.... thing... standing on two legs.... said it was a goddess and the otter agreed. As I was about to ask what that thing was, she threw some strange creature into my face. I can't remember what else happened during that event... I feel so weak.... what happened exactly?"
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>>5999502
"Like I said before, the creature you just mentioned possessed you. We had to exorcise you and your friends. They're all dead I'm afraid, only you survived. The being claiming to be a goddess is no goddess at all. Just an Old One with an alien presence in her heart, like you were. I'm afraid Sage and Persephone deceived you, Kuma. Yes, I know their names, I know all about them. I'm afraid I have to go now, but I'll be back. In the meanwhile, can you think on what your former associates are up to? I can assure you, they are up to no good, no one who relies on mind control to dominate their friends is. Just...think on it, when I return I'd like to hear all about them." Mog whispered soothingly, trying not to cause the bear a headache.

Honestly not his finest interrogation, but they had places to be. Better to let Kuma reeling in the shock of his absence of agency for the past however-long. Hopefully a sense of betrayal would persuade him to help the pack against his former comrades.

Turning to his companions he nodded "Alright, all done, lets go."

Sorry, got distracted again. We can move on now. I change into my new disguise and we can go with Kinny's plan.
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>>5999489
Post wholly OOC. First let Mog/Ursus interrogate Cooma if they want. Then... >>5999496 >>5999421 which one of you guys wants to be Kimmy Cash's Kinny's bodyguard? I think Ursus would fit better since Mog insists on bathing in the puddles and that just won't work the rockefeller gimmick as well as a freshly-bathed bear with a minor in philosophy. Plan is basically to just barge in there and for Kinny to play a role of a very gray investor interested in funding big plays (weapons, tech, etc) with big return. Of course I leave most money behind with Jessica (or the most dependable animal) and only flash some platinum/gold coins from the pocket. Enough to sell the picture and fish for information about local planned/ongoing power moves by pigs or apes. And Kinny will absolutely keep a few daggers under his suit. Because of course some retards might be waiting in dark valley despite the 'bodyguard'.
Brb
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>>5999525
I say just take both of us. What's the other person gonna do if we don't? We're all going.
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>>5999539
Oh, I wasn't entire sure whether we're splitting or not. Besides I have no confidence, who am I to take two people along for shit I came up with? Welcome to my brain lmao.
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>>5999549
Now, we were only going to split if one of us wanted to stay for a prolonged interrogation of Kuma.

It's your idea, may as well let you take the lead. Having extra muscle only sells the image more, if one is a tad shady...so much the better.

>>5999502
Sorry for the constant 30 minute delays. I'm ready to head to the bar now, I think the others are too.
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>>5999559
If kuma is completely compliant and wants to get to the bottom of the situation with the squid parasites and nihm in general then he can join us
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>>5999566
"We're not done with him yet. We'll see how he feels about that when we get back. It remains to be seen whether he'll cough up the cultist's plans. For now, we've got places to be."
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Sorry for the late reply. So you guys are going to a bar now? Also if the text next to my name chages, I am over with family because they need my help real quick.
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>>5999578
Yeah.
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>>5999578
Hey man we understand
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>>5999578
Take your time, no need for apologies. If anything just drop us a brb post beforehand so Mog can take 5 minute naps.
For the record: Kinny is wearing black round glasses to conceal his eyes and overall doing his best to change his facial features. Maybe some fur styling, trimming, cutting whiskers a little, that kinda thing. No gear or backpack, just a suit with some gold and platinum. And three electric daggers underneath.
>>5999559
>>5999590
I didn't mean disney-evil levels of shady, just to highlight the part where every real billionaire is a subhuman sociopath, Kinny will just be a more direct one (walking into a bar himself, rather than send henchmen). If anyone asks, Kimmy Cash is a narc who doesn't trust w*lves or d*gs to get anything done in his name, and instead wants the control.
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>>5999525
>>5999566
>>5999575
>>5999582
>After doing what you need to, you all head out to the bar where you expect either the pigs or apes to be hanging out at.
>Wearing extremely fancy new duds to make you look like you came from some sort of high society.
>Along with some new aliases.
>Maggie decided to stay with Jessica, Adler, and Caramel.
>Mostly because 4 was a crowd.
>3 was better for this situation.
>You then enter the fancy bar and grill.
>Wesker's.
>Filled to the brim with the most spoiled and overpampered animals along with the biggest tables of blackjack and poker any hound has ever seen.
>Now the first step was to find an ape or pig.
Roll perception.
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Rolled 15 (1d20)

>>5999595
Rolling perception
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Rolled 8 + 4 (1d20 + 4)

>>5999595
Awh, I was gonna respond to Maggie back when I was still outside but got interrupted and forgot. Nothing important though.
>>5999599
Not bad, Henchman#1
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Rolled 10 + 1 (1d20 + 1)

>>5999595
>Perception

A reminder for tonight's objectives from last thread.

-Sneak into various bars, not just the one QM outlined as being plot relevant. We need to gather information on what is going on in the city, and what plays the factions are making and what their intentions are. A lot is being packaged into that sentence, this includes general info gathering on how the apes and pigs have subverted Canis Lupin and info on Canis Lupin's political parties and just general info of what is going on in the city and all stratas of society. Or even just random trivia info.

-If possible, get samples of the delegate's handwriting and their personal seals so that we can forge stuff from them more easily.

-If we are stalked by secret police, quietly isolate and kill/interrogate them.

-Talk to the delegates themselves while in disguise, gauge their intentions.

-Assess each factions personal security detail and their strength, we may need to fight at some point. We also need to know how much muscle they have at their disposal for their own operations.

-Scout out Father Gawain, root through his stuff. Find out if he is an agent of the factions or being bribed.

-Scout out the palace, see how likely it is for us to be able to sneak in to talk to the Queen.

-Bribe wolf Assembly members and Senators.

-Pay for our own army and staff. Pay random civilians to astroturf the political process and do street protests/mob violence and propaganda at our behest.

-Find out about the bandit wolves.

-Scout out the prison in case I lose my trial and end up behind bars, makes it easier to break me out later.

-Finally, scout out the Hotel. See how easy it is to break in. Later we'll need to bypass Lincoln and see if we can identify Persephone, also find our guns so we can steal them back.

~*~
Simplified version from last thread.

-Scout everything.

-Similar/part of/to the above above, find out why I'm wanted and how the Factions are subverting Canis Lupin.

-Kill/interrogate secret police if they follow us.

-Bribe everyone. We have 4755 platinum split three ways between us. Pay off politicians to vote our way when the time comes, buy mercenaries, buy off street protesters.
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>>5999600
>>5999604
>>5999599
>You all scout out the area.
>Kinny and Mog just see slob of pigs being pigs.
>Betting money and bragging about how rich they are as they drink their finely aged whisky.
>Could still be worth talking to but you'll probably get nothing from them.
>As for Ursus however, he found himself a different target.
>A big boar in a fancy suit.
>Carries an axe with him.
>Seems to be in the VIP tables.
>Not somewhere you can go unless you have over 200 plat....
>Which you do.
Where do you go?
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>>5999619
Ursus points out the figure to kinny he has no idea how to get passed the plat barrier
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>>5999619
>>5999623
>>5999600
"Psst, hey, big boss! Mr.Cash, sir! Look where Ursul is pointing. We're flush with c-c-c-cash Ursul, don't worry." Mog whispered, affecting the mannerisms of a simpering brute.
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>>5999632
Ursus silent nods with the efection of a cinder block to help sell the effect of henchmen
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>>5999619
>>5999623
>>5999632
"Thank you, boys. Let's go see if we can do some business in this... fine establishment after all." Kimmy said and led his companions towards the boar as if he owned the place. Once they arrived, the cat plopped his suited ass at the boar's table and magicked a business card out of thin air. "Kimmy Cash, independent enterpreneur. Please pay no attention to my bodyguards, they know to keep their mouths shut." The small black cat introduced himself and gestured towards the towering bear and menacing wolf to his side, before adjusting the black glasses that concealed his orange eyes. Hopefully this would leave an impression. "See, I'm looking for new ventures to fund. I've heard there is a lot of things happening in Canis Lupin as of late and you, Sir, look like a fine and well-informed gentleman." Kinny spewed words at the boar before he could question the cat's unfamiliar name. "Wouldn't you happen to know of any operations in which a humble cat such as myself could allocate some capital with hopes of a small return? I don't have much coin, but I more than make it up in the nominals." With that, the cat pulled out some platinum from his suit and slid it across the table, towards the boar.
Hopefully this isn't too much of a cringe.
Do I roll anything?
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>>5999646
>>5999634
>>5999632
>The boar doesn't seem to give you attention.
>He just gives a deep breath in his cigar and then puffs smoke at you.
>Seems he wants the seat for himself.
Try rolling a Charisma Check (Persuasion, Intimidation, or Deception will work).
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Rolled 14 + 7 (1d20 + 7)

>>5999667
deception
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>>5999674
What do you say to this pig?
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>>5999709
>>5999646
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>>5999721
I think QM is saying that the boar initially rebuffs us, and he's asking for your roleplay write up to go along with your roll for how you smooth things over with the guy who doesn't see us as anything and who wants the chair for himself.
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>>5999731
Then I have nothing.
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>>5999734
Well, you can sleep on it, I certainly will. You're leading this scenario, so now's your time to shine. Have some confidence.

Going afk for a while.
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last time i come up with anything
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>>5999754
It was a good write up. You just need a follow up for initial resistance.

>>5999709
>>5999634
It seems like things are winding down for the day? Why don't we all call it a day and relax, see each other next week. At the very least, I am too tired to continue.
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Sorry again guys for everything.
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Should be available tomorrow.
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I as well.
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>>5999646
>>5999721
>>5999667
>The Boar decides to look you up.
>Stare at you for a bit.
>He then sniffs you.
"You smell like you have recently took a bath used some good smelling shampoo. You also have the scent of rich meats on you. Insect and turkey to be precise. For some reason I also smell some tiger on you. From what I can gather, you're either a hunter with some very lucky finds who sells his own meat who has fine taste on what to mate with, a merchant who finds good hunters to sell their prey, or maybe you're some pampered cat with a sugar mama tiger who just has a thing for small kittens like you. Either way.... I can smell that you are indeed rich with money."
>He then takes another smoke and then smokes it in the direction of the trio.
"So... what brings you to my table? I'm not interested in buying or selling anything. I am only in the business to kill. And I am in the middle of doing my job. Waiting for my target to arrive. So unless your name is Sunny Kong, I have no interest Mr Cash."
How do you respond Kimmy Cash?
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>>6004486
>>5999646
>>5999634
Mog interjected, his simpering manner dulling his normally fearsome features "I-I-I handle matters o-of blood f-f-for M-M-M-Mr.Cash. W-While Mr.Cash i-is usually in the business of p-powders and the like, h-his s-sh-shininess is currently in the market for information. P-perhaps you can come to a deal with M-Mr.Cash, information f-for y-your services a-at a later date. We don't know where M-Mr.Kong is at the moment, b-but we can f-f-f-f-f-find out."
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>>6004585
>Ursus stands granite determination to weather any storm
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>>6004486
Yeah I've just completely lost ability to respond. We might just as well call it a night and leave.
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>>6004614
Given the time limit we have of 4 days (and nights) before the summit, that probably isn't wise. We need to make the most of our time. This isn't the kind of guy we're looking for, we need information. I say we disengage with this guy, do another round of perception checks, look for someone else.

This guy's services could be useful, but I don't wanna spend a lot of time doing a side quest for him. Sunny sounds like an alright guy, no point helping him into an early grave.

>>6004486
I was gonna say this earlier in the week, but I think with your character's response last week to Kinny, you needed to give more to go off with him, otherwise Kinny wouldn't know what to say to go with his roll. At least now we know that while this guy is open to talking briefly, he just isn't the guy we want.
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>>6004614
>>6004590
>>6004585
"I don't sell any information wolf and I already know he'll be here. As for you Mr Cash... you are smart. The battle here will be bloody. I am one of the top assassins here of Pig Home Turf. I can squish a monkey like him with complete ease."
>Suddenly you here the door slam open.
>You see three strong gorrillas enter the bar.
>Right behind them is an unusually tall monkey.
>He looks old.
>Very old.
>Using his walking stick to get where he needs to.
"That is my target."
>The pig then grabbed his axe.
"You may all stay here. But know it will be a bloody mess."
>The pig then went on to charge at the old monkey.
>The monkey then looks at his attacker.
>The pig then lands his axe onto him.
>Sunny is then bleeding out everywhere.
>The pig then looks at his kill.
"Easy enough work. And the pigs said you were unkillable."
Everyone roll a Wisdom (Perception or Medicine check)
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>>6004628
Rolling medicine
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Rolled 18 (1d20)

>>6004636
Thing didn’t roll
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Rolled 7 + 1 (1d20 + 1)

>>6004628
Sorry, had to step away for a second.
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>>6004614
Wait are you mad at me?
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Rolled 7 + 2 (1d20 + 2)

>>6004628
Rolling medicine, cat is not very perceptive now.
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>>6004647
Just stumped. I might've jumped a gun on that pig, but it still felt like hitting a reinforced concete block. I hate to be that faggot, but I have an abhorrent social anxiety and defeatism, so putting myself in a "charismatic" position and then getting hit by "what did you say?" is enough to make me fold like paper.
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>>6004638
>>6004658
>>6004637
>Mog, Kinny, and Ursus were shocked... but confused.
>How can a creature so old and small like that produce so much blood?
>The only thing that squirt out so much blood in such a fashion would be a dragon.
>It was an impossible feat to say the least.
>Ursus then realized something about this blood.
>After a bit got onto him he then noticed something was off.
>It felt too watery and smelt of tomato.
>Kinny and Mog also noticed that the gorillas didn't really respond to the death of one of the four ape kings at all.
>The boar was about to leave.
>Suddenly, something jumped out of the corpse of the dead monkey.
>A spry tall figure with a giant staff.
>He was in the air for a few seconds and then like a meteor fell to the earth in tremendous speed.
>Obliterating the big to absolute nothingness.
>Well no.
>There was a huge charred hole in the ground.
>All that remained of him was the fresh smell of bacon.
>The monkey then got up from the hole and then sighed.
"Another dumbass weakling. Fucking hell is it hard for any of you weak ass losers to actually put up a fight? I'm the monkey king for Buddha's sake!"
>He then sighs again.
>Looking deafeated.
>He then comes to your table.
>You can see the look of his eyes.
>He looks bored as hell.
>He then steals... or rather takes the boar's seat.
"Oh I'm sorry was this seat taken? Seems like you were making a deal or some shit. I don't interrupt but I really want the best seat this place has to offer. Maybe from here I can see if anyone is doing a good brawl and then join in."
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>>6004664
Sorry if I put too much pressure on you Friend.
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>>6004682
>>6004658
"W-we h-h-h-h-h-had n-n-n-nothing to d-d-do with that pig. M-Mr.Cash here was just looking for anyone in need of some c-capital in return for a fair share of equity. I-I-I-I s-s-swear to you M-M-Mr.Kong, we r-r-r-REEEAALLLYY had n-n-n-NOTHING to do with that b-boorish boor, a bore i-if you will. I-I swear! I really, really, do," Mog then made a show of sucking in air and gathering his courage, "We're also in the market for information, both buying and selling, i-if you're u-up for that."

Suddenly as if remembering his place, he shrank back from Kimmy Cash in fear. Letting the cat take the spotlight.
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I really don't want to talk to this monkey now. I've had enough of spotlights for two weeks and I'm also busy.
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>>6004710
Fair enough, I'll just act as if you gave me your assent to speak on your behalf when QM responds to me.
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>>6004694
>>6004713
Thanks, and sorry for that
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>>6004715
Your welcome, and no problem.
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>>6004709
>>6004682
Ursus raises to the occasion curious about the monkey
>In a gruff bruiser accent he says:
Smart using tomato sauce as a supplement for blood, I knew something was up because even if they where frail it takes much more than that to crush bone and tissue
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>>6004709
>>6004710
>The Monkey King then sighs again.
"Listen I'm going to be honest with you cat, you want information, I really don't have any. I just came here to see the fights."
>He then placed a finger on the cats mouth.
"And before you say, "But there is no fighting during summits", listen, we have wolves, lizards, pigs, apes, and some cult with their god here. There's gonna be a fight. And I not only want to observe it but also be a part of it.... well wanted to be a part of it. Aside from the god, which I don't even know where they are, I've seen everyone here... and they are a bunch of weak ass, pansy ass, rich ass, passive ass, ass kissing, bitch ass, horny ass losers. That's seven asses! Seven asses means this trip is not worth it at all! Can't even see a decent fight here. It's just nothing but, "nag nag nag nag nag nag nag!", you know!! I wanted a fucking fight! Not challenge pissing! But yeah Mr Cash you get what I am saying right? You probably look like the kind of guy who came here for a good time as well but now you are bored because something else is ruining your day. Only two things of interest happened today and that's that strange howl from earlier and seeing that rabbit being denied registering for the summit because he was a rabbit. Thought he would at least throw a punch. Still I am wondering if I should stick around. I mean it's not like Clayton wanted me to come here. I came here just to see and possibly be part of a fight. What do you think Mister Cash? You seem like the kind of guy that knows when to walk away from a bad deal. Should I walk away from this summit. Maybe drag Clayton's men out of it as well so I can just piss him off."
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>>6004725
>Ursus shows a bemused smile
If you are looking for a fight there are definitely some plays being made in the background of the summit I have already come across strangeness while operating with my clients
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>>6004725
>>6004724
>>6004710
Waiting for Kimmy's nod of assent before stepping in to speak again, Mog began in a stuttering voice "W-W-W-Well, if it is a fight you want y-y-your highness, we h-happen to know where that goddess y-you c-couldn't find is. We even know h-her identity. S-sh-should you prove a t-trustworthy figure, we could share. If your m-majesty does not care, then Mr.Cash is still willing to share that the goddess resides at the hotel, the best f-fight is likely to be there, because L-L-L-L-L-L-Luh-uh-Li-Lincoln is also there, and b-believe me, he has reason to hate her. M-M-Mr.Cash is also in the market for muscle, n-n-n-n-NOT THAT w-w-w-we would presume y-y-your majesty would stoop to w-working for h-hire, but M-M-Mr.Cash has places he'd like access to, and h-he could use the distraction. T-True to h-his h-hallowed n-name, Mr.Cash would be willing to pay, of course, in platinum. S-Should none of these appeal to his majesty, w-well, you know cats are not fond of a-apes, y-y-y-YOUR PRESENT SELF NOT INCLUDED i-in such an opinion y-your majesty, but we'd very much appreciate y-you getting rid of C-Clayton's generals."
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>>6004725
>>6004727
Apparently startled at the bear's interruption, Mog made a show of looking to the side at 'Ursul' surprised. As if rushing to cover up for a faux pas, he spoke in a reedy voice "T-this is Mr.Ursul, bodyguard and associate of Mr.Cash. Mr.Ursul is historian and purveyor of foodstuffs, luxury or otherwise. H-he also handles some of the l-legal matters."

As if his ego could not take being the only one not introduced, Mog bristled, seemingly growing more confident, but not quite dropping the reedy accountant act "I-I am Mr.Gommel. I handle matters o-of b-b-b-b-b-b-b-blood o-on behalf of Mr.Cash, as well as interactions with the church and state, I am h-his voice, at present, protector and speaker at the Business Associations Council downtown. P-pleased to make your acquaintance, Mr.Kong."
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>>6004727
>>6004738
"So the cat has two offers.... alright. I'll bite. Who would be my opponent bear, and where are they located wolf. I know you speak for your boss and I like his offers."
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>>6004748
A being with some form of mastery over life itself, she has made hybrids of bird and bear, and other interesting creatures she knows how to change her form from rabbit to dog to bear to ape she is capable of fading into the crowd we are currently attempting to discover her current location but she is a big threat possibly wielding some powerful old one magic do not let her get the drop on you
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>>6004727
>>6004748
'Gommel' made a show of turning to the side and performatively covering his face as he whispered to 'Ursul' "Psst! Ursul, who do you think Mr.Cash would prefer dead first? The goddess, Lincoln, the generals, or that s-strange p-priest that has the ear of the Q-q-q-q-queen?"
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>>6004753
>>6004748
"A-a-a-aaaaahhh, my friend, we may not know the goddess's location right t-this second, but as I said y-your m-majesty, we know she resides at the hotel, with her cult. Lincoln hates her, we are certain there will be a big fight soon, before the summit in all likelihood."
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>>6004759
Hmm as much as he hates the priest the number one being that’s needs to be dealt with is that goddess, if she attacked she would leave too much collateral damage Lincoln is second the generals are third and that preist is at the bottom serving only as a mouth piece for some other party
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>>6004766
"I concur on the would-be goddess and Lincoln, but the priest has the ear of many and i-is...very p-persuasive. I b-believe Mr.Cash would prefer h-him dealt with before the g-generals. T-the t-t-t-th-third party controls many with its t-tendrils, m-many of the behind the scenes acts c-can be attributed to their 'abilities'. I'm a-a-a-afraid I must disagree on one other point Mr.Ursul, I believe the priest is an independent. F-free from the third party, they were after all, after his life. Or at least his freedom."
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>>6004766
>>6004779
"Or are y-you w-w-w-worried about him 'persuading' h-his majesty to his side?"
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>>6004779
Hmm alright then still I suppose regardless once the chaos will begin she will most likely make her play and when that happens she’ll be under the attention of everyone
>>6004783
The queen has experience with politics and an understanding of dynamics such as third party mouth pieces she should know what the priests game is and make defensive moves accordingly should she not then maybe she should step down
Ursul takes a seat gommel
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>>6004753
>>6004759
>>6004764
>>6004766
>>6004779
>>6004783
"I tire of talking! Why not come to a decision the old fashion way. Both of you, hit each other. Whoever hits the hardest is the one I will go with."
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Rolled 19 + 4 (1d20 + 4)

>>6004787
Ursus looks towards at the monkey then at mog, he then cracks his neck and smiles with a gangsters sneer
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>>6004792
Ursul sidewinds moggel before he could make a decision (this is ursuls character)
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>>6004784
>>6004748
Gommel mirrored Ursul, taking a seat, but leaving the two best chairs open for Sunny and Mr.Cash.

"I'm not sure she has a choice in the matter Mr.Ursul. I think our priest is kin to our third party, and thus possesses similar abilities. A rogue agent and exile perhaps. A-at the v-v-very least, he has something over h-her majesty."

Turning back to the king, Gommel said "Would a late night d-dinner party suit y-your majesty? Or early b-breakfast I s-should say. The main course will be the g-goddess's head, for dessert Lincoln, plenty of appetizers with the guards. We could begin now, though tomorrow night would be preferable to us, y-your majesty."
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Rolled 17 + 6 (1d20 + 6)

>>6004792
"Eek!" Gommel screached, swiping back pathetically.
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>>6004787
>>6004792
>>6004803
A surprisingly strong counterstroke clobbered Ursul upside the head before Gommel fell back, his chair falling over, seemingly out cold for a few seconds.
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>>6004792
>>6004803
>You both made an equal blow to each other.
>Sunny looks very impressed.
>But he is wanting to see which one hurt more.
Roll for damage both of you.
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>>6004809
Isn't unarmed damage just 1+STR? In which case I win. Or we could do 1d2+STR, but I probably still win that. Unless we use Claw damage, but I'm not sure if we ever made it canon that we have claw damage equal to DMG animals.
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>>6004809
It’s typically equal to 1 plus your strength modifier and you are proficient in unarmed combat
So for me its 3
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>>6004809
>>6004812
Bear claws do 2d6+STR, and wolf claws 2d4+STR in 5e for reference. I think.
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>>6004814
>>6004809
Yeah, mine would be 5 damage.
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>>6004815
True but this is a punch not a claw attack
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>>6004817
>>6004809
Yeah, okay, so no rolls needed. I do 5, Ursul does 3. Kimmy gets to laugh to the banks as we clobber each other for Sunny's amusement.
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>>6004817
>>6004816
(You are clearly the winner)
Ursul is slower to rise back into the seat, moggel you clearly need more confidence in yourself, that strength would make you more intimidating than that grovel
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>>6004819
Ursus spits out a tooth
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>>6004819
>>6004809
Gommel shoots back up cheering, apparently almost entirely unharmed in comparison to Ursul's missing denticulation. A line of blood works its way down the corner of his mouth a moment later.
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"So the old frail man can punch well. Now that was entertainment! Alright. I'll fight the priest. Just send me to his general direction and I will get to kicking his ass. Hopefully he can entertain me with a good fight just like how I saw you two fight."
>Sunny Kong then went over to the cat.
"Thanks for helping me out Mr Cash. Here's a good reward for you."
>He then hands down 500 platinum to the cat.
>After telling him he lives at the castle, Sunny then went on his way.
"Well off to a good fight see ya."
>The gorrilla soldiers then caught wind of what the Monkey King just said, they soon try to stop him only to be swat away like flies crashing them onto the wall.
What do you guys do now?
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>>6004827
If only all deals can be solved so easily eh gommel btw are you ok? I know you punched me harder but concussions are a serious matter
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>>6004827
Gommel stood slackjawed at the chaos left in Sunny's wake as he left. Slowly he turned to the rest of the gang.

Meekly, his voice barely a whisper "I was gonna tell him to storm the hotel and kill the Persephone. He ran off...that frikkin monkey just ran off before I could tell him anything. Dude was just not listening to our conversation, now there's gonna be a diplomatic incident."

Mog lay his head down on the cool table, not feeling like feeling anything. What a night.
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>>6004828
From his place lying down on the table, Mog replied "No worries champ, it'll take more than that to knock me out. I've seriously had worse, the falling over and playin' dead was just a bit of theatre for the king. I was fakin', in other words."
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>>6004831
Ursus provides a paw to his companion to rise back up to his legs, lets retire for the day and plan after sunny entertains himself
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>>6004833
"Yeah, that may be for the best. Kimmy seems a bit thunderstruck behind that cool mask of his, and I'm a bit amazed at all that went right and wrong tonight. Without my spells, I'm not up for much more this fine evening. We'll have to make up for the lost time during the morning and following night though, we didn't spend as much time in this bar or others as I would've liked. The hotel needs scouting too. Now which 'hotel' shall we retire to?"

*The hotel in ''s in this case referring to which safehouse we should sleep at. The temple is safest and has the best amenities, but Kuma needs guarding at the seedhouse, and I don't want to move him to the temple in case he ever escapes and blows our cover there. I say we sleep at the seedhouse and fix it up.
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So you are all going to take a very long rest?
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>>6004839
Unless Kinny disagrees. We'll set an alarm though, so we don't miss out on the daylight activities, sometime for the evening, so we have energy for both the afternoon and night. Personally I think we still need more information tonight.

Our time limit isn't just 4 days, but actually 2 because registration for the summit ends then. Meaning that if this is the night before the 'first' day, then we only have one more day and night to gather information and prepare for the trial. If this was the night of the first day and not the night before, then we HAVE to gather more info tonight, at least I feel like.

So, I'm on the fence essentially, but it seems like the natural end point for the night. So I'll acquiesce to calling it here.

I DO want to know where we are in the timeline though, it wasn't clear. Was this the night before the 1st of 4 days, or was this the night of the 1st day? In which case we really only had 1 night and 3 days until the summit if the latter is true, and Bobby fucked up conveying that to me.
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>>6004852
96 hours will remain when it becomes dawn.
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>>6004858
Thank the Goddess. Alright, I'm good with retiring for the night.
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>>6004868
Now all we need is Ursus and Kinny's confirmation and where you guys will be staying.
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>>6004872
I can confirm as for area I would suggest the seed house as it’s easier to exfiltrate and expendable
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>>6004872
As I said, I prefer the seedhouse. Kinny seemed to be busy and wanted to call it for the night anyways, so I imagine he'd be fine with us retiring for the night.
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>>6004868
>>6004876
>>6004882
>You all decide to rest at the seedhouse for the night.
>Surprisingly it was a good night.
>Maggie decided to take their rings off and let it charge for the rest of the night.
>Meanwhile, Caramel and Adler both were trying to help Kuma syay alive.
>Other than that you all took a very well deserved rest.
>That was when the town cryer then howled at 6:00 AM.
"AWOOOOO!!! THE OLD PRIEST IS DEAD! FATHER ARSENE IS DEAD! I REPEAT! THE OLD PRIEST IS DEAD! FATHER ARSENE IS DEAD! OTHER NEWS! SUNNY KONG BANISHED FOR INJURING FATHER GAWAIN!! IT IS UNKNOWN IF HE CAN COME TO THE SUMMIT!! SUNNY KONG SAID THAT HE IS FINE WITH THE BANISHMENT!! HIS GORILLA FRIENDS ARE BEING QUESTIONED RIGHT NOW ABOUT THE SITUATION!! FATHER GAWAIN IN CRITICAL CONDITION BECAUSE OF IT!! IN OTHER NEWS!! 4 DAYS TIL THE SUMMIT!! SO MAKE SURE TO REGISTER IF YOU ARE PARTICIPATING!! AWOOOOO!!!"
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>>6004886
>>6004876
'Ah, now there's an unfamiliar sound, a nice awoooooo. It has been too long, got used to the roosters instead.' Mog thought, as he roused himself to wakefulness, as rosy fingers laced the sky with pinks and oranges, heralding dawn's arrival.

He was glad for being so well refreshed, it helped him handle the shock of the news of Arsene's death. Did Sunny kill the old man? Was the priest visiting Gawain? Or was it just a coincidence? Mog couldn't believe the king really managed it, he thought he'd handed Gawain an invaluable pawn on a silver platter, really he thought the same would occur with the goddess. It really highlighted what a missed opportunity it was that the pack couldn't get the king to go after Lincoln or Persephone. It sounded like he would have succeeded easily.

Now what to do for the morning? Should they finish off Gawain? Coerce him into a deal, now that he was vulnerable? There were many plays they could make.

Pah, better to leave that for the night, the morning was for relaxation. His nerves were bad, though the good sleep helped. He needed to see Arsene, put him to rest. But who had his body? Interring him would be Gawain's responsibility, a terrible thought.

First breakfast, then planning, probably strolling through the town after that. He had to relax somehow, break up the seriousness. By noon they should see what became of Arsene, then Gawain. He didn't know what they'd do after that. Certainly some of the afternoon and night ought to be dedicated to gathering information and preparing for his trial the next day. That was what he decided, after he brought his intended schedule to the rest of the group.

Mog walked outside his room to see if Ursus was awake, the bear was usually cooking breakfast by now.
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>>6004912
Ursus was indeed preparing breakfast along with Maggie this time to ensure no mistake
Good morning mog
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>>6004933
"Mornin'! What's for breakfast?" Mog asked, taking in a deep breathe of whatever was cooking.
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>>6004912
>>6004933
>>6004935
>Maggie (as a rabbit) was more of an instructor today.
"We made some fresh eggs and hashbrowns from the potatoes we found here. Hope you don't mind."
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>>6004935
Cinnamon egg toast or as the humans call it french toast
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>>6004944
Along with potatoes and eggs
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>>6004942
>>6004944
>>6004946
"What's a french? Sounds ape-ish. Whatever, smells delicious. I'll set the table. I'm glad Bobby and co were able to fix this place up last night." Mog said.

True to his word, the wolf did his best to set the table.
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>>6004951
Sorry about sidewinding you last night, I had to sell the bruiser goon with some brain character
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>>6004944
>>6004951
"I'm more surprised that this place has cinnamon."
>Maggie said as she helped set up plates with Ursus.
>Soon a very naked Jessica entered the room.
"You guys cook actual food. For a minute there I thought you guys only ate stuff completely raw."
>Jessica comments as she sits down in her seat.
"Put some clothes on or use your ring!"
"The clothes are over at the church Cadet."
>Jessica reminds Maggie.
"That reminds me... now that Arsene is gone... what happens to the old church and the rest of the humans sleeping in there?"
>Maggie freezes at this question.
"Oh shit... you're right."
>There was a solumn silence for a bit... that was until.
"Father Arsene wanted me to take care of it."
>Adler says to the group.
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>>6004957
Well that’s not a bad idea, adler have a head for being a leader Adler just needs some experience, he’s been able to talk with cheiftans, leaders and local government pretty well and he’s a new face to the scene so any suspicion can just be chalked up to arsene being a strange hermit
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>>6004954
"Likewise, I may have been playing a reedy accountant involved in some dark shit, but I'm still a wolf. That was a good punch by the way." Mog replied, laughing and slapping his chest as he did so.

>>6004957
"Of course we have cinnamon, we're not savage-oaoh" Mog started, before seeing the woman walk in naked as the day she was born.

Immediately Mog went to cover both Ursus and Maggie's eyes, but was too late.

Then the topic of Arsene was brought up.

"Adler, are you sure? I think at least one human should help, both for security and so whoever wakes up doesn't freak out. Plus, you weren't around for when we raided the Xenarus vault, how much did Arsene tell you about?" Mog asked, concerned the job would be too big for the ungulate to handle.

Didn't Arsene talk to Ursus about me taking over the temple? Or maybe Ursus? I can't remember, but I know this conversation happened before our planning meeting at night.
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>>6004967
She did indeed but I also shared it with the party and I am still milling it around in my head, on hand I want to but on the other you might need me on your journeys also it’s up to adler if he wants to take the task but if he doesn’t I will after having as much experience with humans as I have and it can’t really be anyone else in the party because you’re too powerful to leave stationary
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>>6004967
He requested for you, Adler, or Ursus to take care of it because he knew he was going to die soon.

>>6004964
>>6004967
>Adler then continues.
"He taught me a lot about your religion. Even gave me your bible. I plan on studying it as much as I can. As for humans though... I know nothing about them. I don't even know how to greet one or what even is a social norm. I don't even know why you are even reacting that way to her. She's not even attractive."
"Fair enough."
>Jessica said as she ate some french toast.
"Either way I could use some help. Maybe Jessica can help. She seems to know a lot about humans and is an expert with the rings. But Mog I got one question... do I have to be a wolf in order to be a priest for your religion."
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>>6004978
Seeing as to how arsene had a bear apprentice I don’t think that’s a requirement
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>>6004973
"Honestly we're all pretty important to the team. Assuming I don't end up in prison or that none of us die during this historical event, we'll all have things to do after the summit, there's still the mystery of Xenarus to solve, and depending on how the summit goes, we may end up fighting a war. I'd rather not lose you, Adler is a logical choice given his temperament and clerical skills, but his healing would be useful to us on the field for when I run out. We can't exactly hop into Harold into the middle of battle. I guess that's what potions are for. I'd love to take over the main temple and have a voice in the church, but like you said, I'm better off in the field." Mog replied diplomatically.

If you do take over the temple, are you gonna make a new character? Or is this just in character musings, and you really intend to just led Adler take over? Or are you assuming that the end of the summit will herald the end of the campaign?
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>>6004978
"It's not about attractiveness, I'm not even sure one can feel attracted to one outside their own species...well unless you're Bobby of course, she's shown an interest in me...probably everyone else too. It's about modesty. I don't care personally, but Maggie sure didn't seem to like being without clothes. I just picked up on it, after Sage, or whoever she is, put us to sleep and put us in those cells. Oh, and that time outside Plato too. And to answer your question; no, Ursus has the right of it, anyone can be a priest or priestess of Luna. The herald's call can be heard or given by anyone, even rocks or bugs."
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>>6004986
Depends on how the gm works it, if I do have to make a new character I will but I believe we would be well off should Adler decide to stay we have enough funds for healing potions and medical supplies anyway, as for if war begins it would be logical that Adler might end up being a refugee spot anyway because it is a temple/church
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>>6004997
>>6004986
>>6004983
"Then I better start studying then."
>Adler said.
"Mind if I read with you Dick Dick?"
>Caramel asks.
"Um... sure."
>Adler agrees still unsure why he is called Dick Dick.
>The rabbit and deer soon begin to read their bible.
>Jessica soon gets up.
"Well might as well study with him. Gives me a chance to learn about wolf culture. Plus I might teach him a thing or two about humans."
>Jessica says as she joins the deer and bunny.
>Leaving everyone else at the table eating breakfast.
>Maggie then looks over to Mog.
"So guys what's the plan now?"
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>>6005004
We have taken out one target now we should immediately take advantage of the chaos and start finding which targets are puppeteers orchestrating the mouth piece sunny just took out, I suggest speaking/ grilling the corrupt priest for information. Sunny has just tipped the rock over its up to us to pick out the wriggling bugs underneath
Speaking of has there ever been bug priests if so that opens some interesting dialogue
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>>6005004
>>6005002
Fair enough.

Mog ate slowly, taking the time to just enjoy the rising sun leaking through the skylight...and the holes in the ceiling.

"Not sure, thought we'd just relax after a stressful night, at least during the morning. At some point we should attend to Arsene's body and figure out arrangements with regards to his funeral. Likewise, if Ursus or Adler takes over the temple, there may be legal difficulties if Arsene didn't leave a will. Did anyone go outside and ask the town crier where Arsene died? The first thing I thought when I woke up was if Arsene died peacefully in his sleep at the temple, or whether he was visiting Gawain and got caught up in Sunny's rampage. They were technically colleagues after all. Man, the thought of us...me really...being indirectly responsible for his death kills me."

Mog paused after saying those sobering words aloud, for a long time.
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>>6005009
Eventually woken from his stupor by Ursus's question, Mog racked his memory for an answer. Eventually he said "Of Luna? Yes, but none have ever held higher office, so to speak. It is more common for them to be paladins, or for them to be clerics or paladins of Gaia, Luna's twin. In general they are very rare, bug-anything, I mean."

Realising his food would get cold, he began scarfing down his meal as fast as was palatable. 'A waste of a potentially relaxing moment' he thought.

"But yes, I agree we should follow up and coerce Gawain, then begin gathering information and laying the groundwork for my trial tomorrow. I did want to spend the morning mostly relaxing though. Kinny could probably benefit as well, he seemed to freeze up last night, though at least he kept his cool and maintained his mask of being above it all."
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Guys want to call it a night? Sorry gotta cook supper among other things.
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>>6005024
>>6005009
Sure, have a good night you two.
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>>6005025
Have a good day
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Sorry can't do RotA tomorrow.
Got called to do some cleaning.
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>>6006462
Alright, take care. We'll see you next week. I would've been late tomorrow anyways.
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>>6006462
Have a good day
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>>6006820
Should be available tomorrow
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>>6011385
I'll probably be really late, but I'll be there, probably. If I'm not, well, it's a good thing we're kinda in downtime. Feel free to advance through the day as you guys see fit, just leave some time before it gets to the afternoon for me. I may want to do some things before the night comes around.
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"Me and the boys can go check if there is any other information that is not being held by the town crier."
>Bobby said to Mog.
"If you need us just look for us at bars that aren't fancy or burnt down."
>Bobby, Ord, and Potato then left the building to get the random gossip.
>Meanwhile Maggie was fiddling with her ring a bit, though not taking it off.
"So Mog, Ursus, Kinny.... are there any good spots to relax around here?"
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>>6012012
"If you're done breakfast, go for it." Mog replied, waving goodbye to the cats as they had already put a paw forward out the door.

Maggie thankfully seemed to have no issue with taking it easy for the morning.

"There's the park. That's always relaxing. Beyond that, we could spend some time window shopping. Or trying some nice restaurants. I dunno if you guys are the artsy types that would like museums and stuff, but we have those. Community events also happen pretty often," Oh, Mog snapped his digits, not an easy feat with paws like his, he did in fact remember a pretty interesting district to visit, "The alleys of the Red Ring Road are always interesting, the friendlier of Kinny's kind hang out there. A more public facing sort of criminality, old crooks that turned over a new leaf and made theatrics out of the district's history and their dexterous skills. Every apartment and business has a facade of this bright red ashlar, and the zoning laws preserved the weird historical 'staircase' building layout. Like, every building either starts lower near the street or bigger alleys, then has a section that gets higher, like a staircase, or where the street multiple buildings mashed really close together and the alleys are thinner, one building will be lower, again so that you can climb the buildings and leap across them. The alleys are good for footraces too, the stone soaks up the heat from the sun, pretty relaxing all told."
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>>6012012
With the current situation I’m personally of the belief that there is no place to really relax for long
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>>6012064
Mog shrugged "True, but we can wear our disguises from last night. We even still had one set we didn't use, I believe. Kinny sorted out three for each of us."
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>>6012056
I’m personally of the idea of seeking out pockets of those squids if we can capture one and try again avoiding making them say they’re masters name then we can green some more leads and thus nihm stuff to study without coming into contact with it, granted if their creator consciously detonated our previous prisoner then we should still attempt to find more physical evidence, secondly I want to find that rouge human one of our scouts spotted, he killed an owl bear and called himself superman after that card bourd cut out so getting information on him would be a good idea especially if he can be trusted
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>>6012056
>>6012064
>>6012072
"I mean... the park doesn't sound that bad."
>Maggie continued on still fiddling with the ring.
"Plus we could get more information from there and look like normal animals enjoying the open space of the park."
>>6012073
"I mean we can still do that while w- oh fuck."
>Maggie swore as she almost lost her ring only to get it back and put it back on immediately.
>Transforming herself into a rabbit...
>that walks on two feet like Lanesboro.
"Sorry about that."
>She said as got her composure back.
"Anyways I am up for both ideas if we are able to do both."
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>>6012079
Hey I think you should still have moments where you are your original self so don’t worry it should probably be mandatory that you get to be yourself regularly don’t want to start developing psychological problems
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>>6012073
>>6012079
"Superman huh? Weird. But, sure, finding the squids again could be pretty difficult though. It is a big city after all, the chance of happening upon them is pretty low. If we do get lucky and end up in the vicinity of one, then it should be pretty easy to identify them, since they make their victims act like zombies and eat fish seemingly exclusively. I'd rather not waste my spells uncovering them though, I'll need them for tonight. Anyways, I'm ready to head out when you are."
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>>6012083
"I mean you are right... but I'd rather not cause a scene in the community."
>>6012087
"I think we should head out. What do you think Kinny?"
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>>6012087
Same here we just gotta wait for kinny’s decision
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I have to go help with some renovations, so I'll be gone for a while. Depending on how tired I am, I may be gone longer to rest. Feel free to continue the story without me though.

>>6012100
Might wanna tag the Kinnymeister instead of me if you are addressing him.
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>>6004710
>>6012119
>>6012117
Yes probably should have tagged him.
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>>6004658
Hey kinny you alive?
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>>6012117
>>6012119
Would you guys want a description of the park?
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>>6012155
That would be helpful yes I would appreciate a description of the park
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>>6012163
>You take a good look at the park area.
>Surprisingly really beautiful.
>Untouched by man, ape, or lizard.
>The trees were miles upon miles tall.
>The lakes, crystal clear, with a few fish swimming in there.
>The stones uncut and untouched.
>Just the way Mog's religion intended it.
>Best of all no annoying monsters such as dangerous insects or birds, or even a scrap of a robot.
>Just pure, relaxing nature.
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>>6012176
Ursus takes in the scene with appreciation smelling the line air, we should make sure we dont leave rubbish and any fires we make are fully snuffed. I would like to preserve this beauty as we trek
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>>6012184
That’s supposed to say pine air
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>>6012184
>>6012190
>>6012119
>>6004658
Anything you would all like to do while you are here?
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>>6012197
Well let’s go find signs of damage and foot paths that look like human feet, from the description this human seems reckless in their strength damaging trees and owl bears alike
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>>6012201
Give me an investigation check.
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Rolled 10 (1d20)

>>6012206
Rolling perception
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>>6012208
>You didn't find anything.
>Mostly just some trees.
>No damage or footprints either.
"What if he left something else? Let me try and help."
Ursus roll another perception check with advantage.
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Rolled 11 (1d20)

>>6012220
Rolling
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Rolled 9 (1d20)

>>6012236
Rolling again
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>>6012236
>>6012237
"Still nothing. I gotta say though, this forest is really clean. Well kept. Who are the animals taking care of this place?"
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>>6012241
Well judging by mogs religion probably the wolves and the animals who share their religion
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>>6012242
"Makes sense. So since we are here, I think it's good we just relax.... that and burry this stone in a place no animal will find it."
>Maggie said as she pulled the stone out.
"I do not want to carry this at all."
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>>6012261
Well if you want I could carry it I’m just thinking maybe we burry it by some boulder and rocks closer up to the mountains or maybe find some cave my ancestors used to gather by cave areas as a form of temporary shelter so it’s probably a good idea to probably put in a box and mark as hazardous then bury it
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>>6012287
"Probably. Here."
>She says as she hands the stone to Ursus.
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>>6012289
Ursus carefully accepts the rock hand wrapped in canvas careful to avoid any negative effects
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>>6012306
sorry for being late doing some house cleaning. Mostly laundry.

Give me a constitution saving throw.
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Rolled 18 + 2 (1d20 + 2)

>>6012308
Rolling with a plus 2
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>>6012312
>Maggie places the stone onto the bear's paw.
>You thankfully only feel an unnatural chill when the stone gets placed into your paw.
>But for some reason... you feel a bit smarter.
"Something wrong Ursus?"
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>>6012316
Hmm this feels… odd it definitely had some.. effect, I felt a chill then some unusual sharpening of clarity, this is just a bigger reason to not mess with the rock without a proper understanding of its side effects
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>>6012319
>Maggie looked at Ursus for a bit.
"By clarity you mean you felt a bit smarter right? Because when I was holding that stone I was feeling nothing but dread. Like I was about to get operated and they were going to take a knife to my stomach. Still we should probably find a better container for it. Maybe after a bit more investigation here and some relaxation we can then do that window shopping like Mog wanted."
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>>6012324
>Ursus startled by what Maggie just said took a concerned barring
Maggie you should have said something beforehand if that’s what you felt, something like that would have a horrible effect on one’s mental health besides if we needed to I would have gotten a lead lined box immediately to keep that thing out of peoples paws if it had that kinda effect on anyone! You don’t have to keep a brave face or suffer that when there are just as capable people warriors just like you around who would immediately help shoulder the burden Ursus paw hand grip’s Maggie shoulder caring keeping the rock as far away from her as he can, you have been through great tragedy and have had to carry the worlds weight on your shoulders, don’t ever hesitate to ask for help no matter how hard a task is. Too many a bear attempted to carry the worlds burden’s alone only to buckle from the weight, it’s up to the whole tribe, the whole community everyone! not one person to carry such constraints especially with something like this that weighs less than a any other small rock, take strength in us and take strength in yourself Ursus gives a reassuring stance and approach
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>>6012332
>Maggie gave out a sigh.
>She knew the bear was right.
>She was about to say something.
>That was until.
Give me either a Strength saving throw Ursus or a DeXterity saving throw.
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Rolled 12 + 4 (1d20 + 4)

>>6012340
Rolling strength saving throw with a +4
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>>6012352
>Ursus felt something grab him from behind.
"Superman!"
>His grip was strong.
>He was probably thinking you were as weak as the owlbears.
>He was wrong though as Ursus was able to break free from his captor.
>Ursus then looked up.
>He then saw his attacker.
>A strange buff looking human man a bit on the older side with tattered clothes.
>A strange symbol painted on his chest.
>And a red cape on his back.
>His hair was wild and skin was pale.
"Me Superman! Me save bunny from evil bear! Because me Superman!!"
What do you do?
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>>6012360
>Ursus looks towards the man then Maggie.
Sur you clearly have misread this whole conversation.
>ursus draws his axe.
If I was going to hurt her I would have done it by now. But if it would satisfy you you could just ask Maggie if I was actually going to harm her she is her own person, Ursus takes a defensive but not immediately threatening stance
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Rolled 7 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

Back. Sorry for being so long.

Mog had trailed behind the group, taking the time to enjoy the breeze and let the worries of the night away with the wind. He caught the tail end of what sounded like a wholesome pep talk when a garishly dressed human appeared out of nowhere, cutting him off from the group and attempting to wrestle Ursus. Foolish human, attempting to wrestle a bear!?

The wolf looked over the man with a soldier's gaze, trying to gauge his sanity or if he felt any similar effects to the Nihm stone's aura.

>Insight check on Nick Cage Superman.
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>>6012368
>The clearly dimwitted human paused for a bit.
>He then looked over to Maggie.
>It gave out some confused moans for a bit.
"Mag.... gie... Maggie... Bigby?"
>Maggie was then shocked.
"How the fuck do you know my last name?"
>The human then continued staring at the two.
"Mr Bigby..... said find you... But... you don't look like picture."
>Maggie was now the one in complete silence.
>The dumb human then pulled out a photo of a younger Maggie... and her younger brother, Benji.
"See! Maggie human! You bunny! Bunny not a human."
>>6012369
>Mog can somewhat tell he is full of good intentions....
>He's just as smart as Ord and Potato.
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>>6012379
Hmm Ursus puts away his weapon then hands the person some water and rations, you look exhausted and quiet thirsty do you need some help? Ursus offers the water skin and jerky to the man
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Rolled 18 + 1 (1d20 + 1)

>>6012379
>>6012383
Mog approached cautiously, trying to show the human he meant no harm to Maggie. Just how old was this human, that he would be alive this long despite knowing Maggie's brother? Or had he been frozen and had a bad thaw? That would explain his apparent lack of intelligence. Or perhaps he had been surviving at the margins, like Ursus had surmised.

When he felt like the human wasn't about to attempt to suplex him, Mog risked a glance around. It was best if no one saw this 'superman'.

>Perception check to make sure there are no onlookers.
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>>6012383
"Me no hungry. Me eat twinkies and earlier at me fortress of solitude and drank water from me river. Me also fight tons of bears and bears give out good meat. But other animals are scary. Especially if they talk. They carry strong sharp objects and they are many."
>The "Superman" then pulls out an owlbear's head from his pocket.
"Want some? Can't fit more in me fridge of solitude."
>>6012388
>Thankfully no one else is here.
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>>6012397
I have no idea what a Twinkie is but as long as you are ok then that’s alright, we can also explain what’s going on with the Maggie when we aren’t in the open, you said fortress right? That might be a good place to go to stay out of the prying eyes of others
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>>6012402
Also no thank you for the offer of owl bear meat I have some bad experiences with the creatures
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>>6012397
"Fortress of solitude? So you've been alone all this time? No one to keep you company?" Mog asked sympathetically.

It was hard to bear the months or years alone. Mog had been lucky to happen across Kinny after escaping captivity. This poor creature didn't have that luxury. The wolf was curious as to where the human came from and how he'd avoided notice all this time.

Annnnnnnnd, then the human pulled a whole owlbear head out of his pocket. Mog stared. He thought 'What the fuck.'

The human must have Pockets of Holding, like Einstein's little bag.
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>>6012402
>>6012408
>>6012411
"Me lead you to fortress of solitude! Follow me!"
>The strange man then began jumping his way there.
>In a way pretending he was in fact flying.
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>>6012413
Ursus followed along the strange being pleased at least by the progress made today
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>>6012413
Mog followed along, also pleased by this strange turn of events, albeit surprised as well. Almost any ally would be welcome in the current circumstances.
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>>6012419
>>6012422
>The man then lead the group further into the forest area.
>There he leads you to where the wall was supposed to be.
>Instead you find a breach in the wall.
>A hole big enough to fit a dragon if they wanted to invade.
>Mog instantly knew that should not be there.
>He wasn't sure if that was made by this human or if someone else made it.
>Either way it's not supposed to be there.
>You then enter the hole and go further.
>What you see next is the fortress of solitude...
>Not really in the best shape but at least it is a fortress.
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>>6012429
Well Maggie go ahead and take the ring if temporarily, he clearly means wel
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Rolled 8 (1d20)

>>6012429
Sorry, had to spend time with our guinea pig.

The alarm bells were already ringing in Mog's head. Another hole in the wall on top of the gap in the guard shifts that the owlbears tore? Unless they both used the same entrance? Either way, it was a disaster! Was this the man's doing? No, he'd sensed good intentions from him. More likely it was Lincoln, preparing for an invasion!

Mog knelt at the walls, pressing the long flat of his head to the earth, praying for divine insight into what caused this.

When the fog of his mind cleared, he followed Ursus.

>Longshot Religion check, Luna give me a sign! What caused this, where is the danger coming from?
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>>6012456
The Moon is her normal, aloof self. The sky hides her clarity!
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>>6012456
Give me a perception check.
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Rolled 7 + 1 (1d20 + 1)

>>6012458
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>>6012459
>>6012458
Fate has decreed that I roll an 8 on this no matter what, I shall not test my [L]uck.
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>>6012456
>>6012457
>>6012459
>>6012461
>You see nothing caused by any of the actual suspects you think would actually do it.
>Instead all you see is nothing.
>Whoever did this clearly knew how not to make a trail.
>>6012434
"I'd rather keep my ring on."
>Maggie replies.

Gonna have to leave sorry.
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>>6012463
>>6012434
Alright, have a good night you two. See you Thursday.
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I'll be available tomorrow, but like yesterday I'll only be available for a short part of the day.
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>>6012434
>>6012456
>>6012457
>>6012459
>>6012461
>>6012463
>>6012463
>The man then open the door.
>Inside you can see so much of two things.
>Comic books and old plastic wrappers that once contained food in it.
>There were also racks of well preserved foods and clothing.
>Along with a strange box capturing moving images of you.
>Almost uncomfortable for anyone to live in.
>Still better than nothing.
"Me am doing good job protecting forest from evil bears. Me keep stopping them and stopping them. Make sure they do not hurt anyone. Then me go home and rest up."
>The human explained.
>Maggie was then ready to ask a question.
"Excuse me but how do you know of Benji Bigby?"
>The stupid man then looked at the bunny.
"Mr Benji was me teacher. He taught me everything me know."
"So you lived in the bunker?"
"Me did live there once. Was me home. Then bad man showed up."
"A bad man?"
"Me remember bad man. Told me family to take funny red liquid. Me only take one drop. Tasted bad. But then me family became violent. Tore home apart. Mr Benji then took me and me friends to secret place. He told me and me friends to get out and keep going up. Kept going up, and up, and up, and up. Til one day, end up here. Me friends kept fighting for some reason. Then one day, me friends gave me important order. Me stay here and tell people me friends have traveled further up. Me did as me told. I stay. Me friends go. No following. Me haven't seen any human though.... twinkie?"
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>>6014025
"No, thanks." Mog's mouth curled in a grimace upon being offered the stale bread. This is what the man had been eating for apparently a hundred years?

"To be clear, this all took place a long time ago, or recently? And, if I'm understanding this correctly, you moved someplace else, but were still underground, and then moved up?" Parsing the man's simple speech into actual facts was surprisingly hard for the wolf. Probably because the past was still so unclear, even with Swift's knowledge.

"Then that would make the 'bad man' Xenarus himself, yes?"
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dunno if I'll be here today either, I feel fucking horrible
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>>6014025
I’m sorry you had to go through all of that but hey at least you’re doing well for yourself in the mean time. As to answer mogs question I think there was a tunnel built in between the mountain and their vault right?
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sorry for tuesday, i was also running on fumes and just doing a thing, couldn't force myself to come on here
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>>6014090
Ursus pauses for a second looking down at one of his comics curiosity plastered on his face as the scholarly side of Ursus begged for attention
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>>6014091
>>6014061
((Ooc No problem man your health and life take priority of some silly make believe game even if it’s fun))
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>>6014058
>The man looked over at the wolf.
>He then looked over at his fingers.
"One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight...."
>He continued counting for a bit.
>Maggie then leaned over to Mog.
"I think he's one of the kids Benji saved from the bunker."
>She whispered to Mog.
>She then looked at him again.
"2055 was when he was set free, and it is currently 2100. So he should be somewhere between... 49 or maybe in his 60's.... then again he does look pretty young, could be from the liquid Nimh he took. Still it's good to know that one of the kids Benji saved is alive. Although I kind of question why the other kids abandoned him."
>After finished counting the human then stopped.
"Me be here 45 years."
>He states to the wolf.
Found in Part 3, post No. 5544703
>>6014090
"Yes! Tunnel! Tunnel was full of centipedes! Centipedes were creepy."
>>6014094
Give me an Int check of your choice.

>>6014061
>>6014091
You okay Kinny? Like I tell my friends if they feel horrible or stressed, if you need to rest up and take care of yourself, then do what you need to. The game does not take priority, your health does. I want you to be safe, healthy, and well rested up my Friend.
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Rolled 3 + 2 (1d20 + 2)

>>6014104
Rolling int
Also nice spoiler bar, it’s almost like a comic book
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Rolled 8 + 4 (1d20 + 4)

>>6014129
Wait didn’t roll with history check
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>>6014129
>You always saw these over in stores.
>You assume they are like some sort of mythological epic of some human hero who could do anything.
>Though some bears would call him boring, other bears found him to be someone to look up to.
>Because for a man like this to exist and have all these powers, yet use them selflessly to save others, is nothing more than admirable.
>Truly a unique legend.
>Still would help if you could read the human runes on the thing
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>>6014144
Hey bears used to find some these although we still had great difficulty understanding the language we typically could at least understand most of the story a man who would use great power to selflessly save others, an admirable trait and a unique legend
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>>6014148
Typically through the imagery displayed
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>>6014148
>>6014150
"You like Superman? Me like Superman as well!"
>He then started gathering all the best comics he could.
"These good Superman stories!"
>He shouted as he recommended them to you.
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>>6014173
Ursus gently took them in his paws and began to delicately “read”
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>>6014188
Roll an Intelligence check with Disadvantage.
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Rolled 11, 16 + 2 = 29 (2d20 + 2)

>>6014191
Rolling
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im not sick, just mentally decapitated
due to that, no promises for today
tuesday was a shit move, I think I realized thread is there an hour late, looked at it and felt intense, unbearable lack of interest
swear to god, humans who look at me must think im a sociopath from the lack of facial muscle movement (and that is after a coffee)
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>>6014061
Understandable, try and have a good day. It's just nice to see you're alive. Take care buddy.

>>6014104
"Great. More bugs. Just what we needed" Mog groaned, wringing sarcasm from his bones.
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>>6014202
No need to explain. Even with friends or things we enjoy, sometimes we just don't feel like doing a thing right there and then, at that moment. Sometimes you just need to ghost people and take time to yourself. Don't worry about it. Even though I enjoy this, there have been days where I didn't really feel like showing up, or like not putting my full effort in, mostly due to lack of sleep admittedly. This was probably going to be a slow day anyways, I won't be available for much of the session. Renovations will call me away, only reason I'm here is because of the rain.
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>>6014198
>>6014188
>You have trouble reading the words on the paper.
>Still you understand it through pictures.
>Probably best way to understand it.
>>6014206
"Tunnel long way away from here. Me know it take 5 days to travel."
>>6014202
>>6014210
Exactly what Mog said.
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>>6014211
"Which direction? The tunnel, I mean."
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>>6014211
"Down."
>The human says as he points South.
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This >>6014216 was meant for >>6014212
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>>6014198
A 13 is still pretty good.

>>6014216
"Wait, just five days south? Is the tunnel entrance obvious, or hidden? Or did you mean it is somewhere here, then goes down, before leading a five days walk south? If so, where is it? It isn't the same tunnel as below the temple, is it?"
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>>6014206
>>6014210
>>6014211
Idk, it's one of those things that make me wonder whether I'm autistic or what. I don't fuck with ghosting or people disappearing online. It gives me wrong signals. The only reason why I've done that 2 days ago was because of short burnout fueled extra by being completely consumed by Blender as of late AND feeling like a flattened raccoon. Could also be generalized anxiety.
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>>6014238
Anxiety does horrible things to people my Friend. Just a couple of sundays ago my ma nearly ended up falling to the floor during prayer at church. Mostly because of all the shit and stress we were dealing with. I think the last straw was the fucking fridge breaking and her coworkers treating her like shit. Which is why I prioritize trying to help people trying to relax a bit. Whether it be helping them out or being out of their way so they can get some much needed rest.
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>>6014238
You've mentioned a lack of confidence and, I think, anxiety before. And just general sentiments of feeling like you have mental issues. I can't speak to your inner mental state, you know better than I what your symptoms and issues are. I can say that feeling burnt out, or anxious is fairly normal for most people, even if the degree to which they feel it may not reach the heights (or lows, if you prefer) of your feelings, at least not regularly. Ghosting people isn't something anyone likes, but it is really quite understandable if you need time to yourself. Like we've been telling you, it isn't a huge deal. Plus, I wouldn't really consider it 'ghosting' or disappearing if you give a reason, potential return date, and notice beforehand. Which you have, for two of those. Being consumed by an interest is also something everyone experiences and understands. So don't worry about it. Like we've discussed before, at this point in the story, anyone of us, even me, could basically take a break IC and fuck off and become an NPC or go retire for a little bit, and we'd still have a coherent story now that the world, NPCs, and plot are more or less setup. The only thing that fucks us is the low player count, no one is there to replace us. But short breaks aren't really a big deal unless it is at a critical moment. This is not a critical moment. Just take care.
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>>6014104
You meant 5544073, not 5544703, right? Had trouble finding it initially.

>>6014237
"Oh, wait, he's just talking about the bunker, the one we've already been to. Right? Amazing that the tunnels go on for so long though. I'm glad we didn't get lost in there, we would've been stuck forever, probably starved or died of dehydration. Still, it makes me wonder if all the bunkers are connected. It could also explain any sudden appearance of monsters or robots that bypass the border checkpoints, or the wall."
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>>6014268
"Guess that makes sense. Question is how do we get them to stop trying to get out?"
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>>6014274
We’ll have you considered temporarily caving it in since no is currently using it or maybe installing a door
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>>6014274
"What, the monsters? Well, first off I'm not sure we need to worry about that yet, it was just speculations. As far as I remember, we have no reason to believe that the owlbears or anyone else has actually used the tunnels to bypass the walls. The dead guards and the massive fucking hole in the wall takes care of explaining that just fine. Second, we can pretty easily use my sledgehammer to collapse the tunnel walls to block it off. I'd rather not do that though, what if a human is wandering the tunnels right now, and we end up blocking their way out and they end up starving to death because of us? No, better to wait when we have a confirmed threat." Mog replied.

>>6014198
Walking over to Ursus, the wolf peered over his shoulder asking "What'ya lookin' at there, buddy?"
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>>6014280
>>6014286
"Mog does have a point but I think Ursus' door idea might work."
>Suddenly the other human then... senses something?
>Not exactly sure what but he does know something is in fact outside.
Make a perception check.
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Rolled 6 + 1 (1d20 + 1)

>>6014294
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Rolled 18 (1d20)

>>6014294
Rolling
Ursus gently sets the comic aside and prepares his axe at the sudden break in peace
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I've gotta go now, thought I'll be back later. Feel free to continue without me.
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Rolled 1, 2 = 3 (2d20)

>>6014302
>>6014318
>Ursus then starts hearing it now as well.
>Heavy Foot Steps.
>Suddenly the ferocious paw of an owlbear goes through one of the building's windows.
>The man then gets prepared.
"This looks like a job for... SUPERMAN!!"
Roll for initiative.
Rolling for the human (+0) and the owlbear (-3)
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Rolled 8 - 2 (1d20 - 2)

>>6014323
>Initiative.

Will probably be very slow to respond from now on, for most of the day. Or completely absent. Again, feel free to skip over me, unless it really seems like my help is needed to complete a win.
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Rolled 5 - 2 (1d20 - 2)

>>6014323
Rolling initiative
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First of all- no posts today, I'm physically exhausted. Second- I didn't mean to sound like I needed counceling, was just sort of replying in the free moments (before and on train) and it so happened to be this topic. Doing same thing now- just elaborating.
>>6014244
Sorry to hear that, my anxiety has purely to do with lack of socialization resulting in horrible, horrible things (aka lack of foundational confidence and social anxiety). I'm similar to people with BPD with extremely strong emotional reactions and hyperbolic treatment of certain situations. Self-awareness can only get you so far before your actual neurochemistry puts you in a fight or flight situation (really, worst case) for wrong reasons lol.
>>6014248
I'm a weird case. Mostly just... what Robert Sapolsky has said about passing anxiety onto a child has happened here. I'm a mess, but I'm also apparently one of the more sane and dependable than most humans I've interacted with. Unfortunately that all amounted to fuck-all for... other reasons. I don't want to trash the thread with more bitching though. Yeah, I know a lot of bitching has been had.
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>>6014328
>>6014333
>>6014323
Mother fucker we made some low rolls.

Mog (6)
Ursus (3)
"Superman" (1)
Owlbear (-1)

Sorry for late responses.

Mog what do you do?

Ursus what do you do?

>>6014337
I hope you do feel better Kinny.
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Rolled 11 + 4 (1d20 + 4)

>>6014362
This post will wait after mogs action if he does go today
Ursus swings at the exposed paw
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Sorry for being quiet guys.
Was waiting for Mog.
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My bad guys. I was super tired. Rain went away and the sun was out, so it was more concrete mixing and pouring for me. Had to sneak in a nap afterwards. Sorry for being unreliable.

Though if it was just one owlbear, I'm certain Ursus could've taken it on alone. He would've even had NPC help.
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Won't be here this Tuesday.
Gonna turn 30 and family wants to celebrate. Here's hoping the rumors are true and I become a wizard. See you all later Friends.
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>>6017752
Happy Birthday man! Enjoy yourself, and let me know if you end up becoming a wizard, I turn 30 myself next year!
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>>6017752
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
I hope you enjoy spending time with friends and family
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I'll be available tomorrow, though like the previous couple of sessions, only for a relatively short period of time, probably.
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>>6020862
Not gonna be here all day today but will try to do what I can.
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Rolled 20 + 6 (1d20 + 6)

>>6014362
"Stay together, we can protect each other with our shields!" Mog yelped, startled by the shattered window.

Drawing his sword, he followed the bear's lead and swung at the monstrosity's exposed paw.

>Attack Roll
>Will use Protection Fighting Style to impose disadvantage on anyone who attacks one of my companions.
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Rolled 4, 1, 4, 3, 4, 3 + 4 = 23 (6d4 + 4)

>>6021123
>>6020913
Oooookaaaaaay then...off to a good start.
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Rolled 4, 8 = 12 (2d8)

>>6021124
>>6020913
>Thunder damage
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Sorry I am so late I overslept!

>>6021123
>>6021124
>>6021126
>With the blessings of his goddess Mog then did a strong blow the arm of the owlbear.
>Burning it severely with the mighty blhlow of radiance and swinging it so fast that it sounded like trumpets were blowing.
>>6014393
>Ursus then soon stepped up as well and chopped the fucker's arm.
Ursus roll for damage.
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Rolled 2 + 1 (1d4 + 1)

>>6021151
Rolling
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>>6021156
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Rolled 4 + 1 (1d6 + 1)

>>6021158
Rolling again because the command flubbed
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>>6021156
>>6021159
>Soon Ursus then went chopped at the arm.
>The fucker's arm was now off.
>Seemed like the owlbear was finished now as it started to run away from what you can see of the new hole in the wall.
>Looks like it was now over.
>You could rest for a bi-
"SUPERMAN!!"
>The "Superman" then leaped towards the wall, breaking it even further and chased towards the owlbear.
>Catching up to it with one leap.
>And in an ape like manner began to beat the living hell out of it.
>So hard that a ton of blood was coming out from the orafice of the newly ripped out arm.
>Maggie stared in horror as she witnessed the man destroying the creature.
>She knew the owl bears were evil but then didn't deserve this.
Stop him?
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>>6021174
Ursus quickly rushes towards Superman
Wow wow man it’s been quite literally disarmed it’s defeated you don’t need to smash it’s head in
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Rolled 1 + 1 (1d20 + 1)

>>6021151
No worries. Only an hour late from your usual time. I'm usually not even that consistent.

>>6021174
>>6021159
"Make sure no one is hurt. I'm gonna go past them, in the direction the owlbear was headed, see who it was reporting to." Mog exclaimed.

With a violent flick of his blade, he fanned the blood from his sword. Taking a last look over his shoulder to make sure Maggie and Kinny were alright, he burst into a run, past the conflict and in direction the monstrosity was headed. Head on a swivel for tracks indicating a separate entrance and exit lane, he ran off into the brush.

>Looking for the owlbear's master. Will follow the direction the owlbear was fleeing, unless I see a separate path that it took to come here originally, in which case I'll follow that path.
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>>6021197
>>6021174
Guess it is just not my day for perception, in game at least. I failed a perception check earlier too, just before we entered the 'fortress of solitude'. IRL it is certainly a day for polar opposites. I won't use Lucky here.
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>>6021193
Give me a persuasion check.
>>6021197
Want to use a lucky for that?
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>>6021202
Fair enough. Should have refreshed like Kinny always tells me to do.
>>6021197
>No luck for you.
>Either this is a sign from the goddess to not look into this just yet... or someone else is making it impossible for you to track these guys down.
>Either way you brush it off as fate being the main reason you are stuck in this situation.
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Rolled 15 + 2 (1d20 + 2)

>>6021203
Rolling persuasion with a minus two
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>>6021204
>>6021207
'How?' he thought. There were no tracks. He was sure he hadn't brushed over them or looked in the wrong place. Circling the area turned up no clues either. It was like the owlbear had been created out of thin air. Maybe Sage was watching them, cast an illusion spell or an earth manipulating trick, even an inflicted Pass Without Trace variant perhaps?

Wordlessly he stalked back to the group, and trying to keep the irritation from his voice, told them he couldn't find the tracks and explained his thoughts.
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>>6021207
>The man then looks over to you.
>His beatings slowing down a bit.
>He then finally calms down.
"Me save us."
>He says as he then finally gets up from the clearly dead owlbear.
>Maggie looks at the remains of the creature.
>It was now almost flat as a pancake.
"Dear God...."
"Superman saved the day again!"
>The man says in a gleeful tone.
>Maggie then looked at the human then back at Ursus.
"I'm not sure about you... but I'm starting to think it would be dangerous to lead him back to the church."
>Maggie whispers to the bear.
>>6021214
>Maggie then looked towards Mog angrily walking back to the group.
"You okay Mog? Any luck?"
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>>6021216
>>6021207
"No luck. Don't know if I'm just going blind or if the druid cast some spell to obscure the tracks, but there's no sign of where the beast came from."
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>>6021216
Ursus begins to scratch the fuzz under his chin thinking of how to deal with this situation, from Ursus perspective this Superman clearly is devoted to his persona but has clearly developed some form of mania maybe in the comics the answer lies, tell me what would Superman do when he defeated his enemies? Would he kill them or would he show them mercy? Ursus uses the archetype of the main protagonist to help guide the big bruiser
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>>6021222
>The man looks over to the bear.
"Superman puts them in jail... but... there no jail here. Me looked and there was none. Me would put them in jail... but me can't enter the city. City full of animals that want to hurt me. So me take out monsters and save city without them knowing of monster."
>The human explained.
>>6021221
"Not even with your sense of smell?"
>Maggie asked.
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>>6021225
Hmm that’s probably a failing of them but I have an idea, Superman has an alter ego right? Ursus proffers a magical ring, this ring allows one to disguise ones self as a different species temporarily
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>>6021228
>The human looks at the ring.
>He takes a long look at it.
>He then immediately puts it on without thinking.
>After a few seconds he then starts transforming.
>You were expecting something small.
>Like a dog maybe a cat.
>Worst case scenario being a lion or a tiger.
>But no.
>He just kept growing and growing and growing.
>Until he finally stopped.
"Me animal now?"
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>>6021225
We discussed getting 5e animal claw damage, mostly because Kinny (rightfully, in my mind) thought it was weird not to get different stats from the cocoon ring transformations, but I don't get actual wolf perception advantages like the actual 5e wolves, right?

"I'm embarrassed to say that I must be getting old, I couldn't find the scent. Though I admit, I was mostly focused on the tracks. Maybe if I had help, finding the correct spot to sniff would allow me to pick up the trail again. I'd need your or Kinny's eyes though."

>>6021228
"If we can capture one, the city does actually have a jail. The castle dungeons, really. Though the stockades in the market or the couple of cells in the guardhouse or the towers could hold them as well, albeit poorly. Not one our man here could access without the ring though, probably why he couldn't find it. We should probably remember to dig up that one corpse you found before, it is evidence after all."
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>>6021233
Ursus when from pleased to stunned at the sheer size chosen, it’s definitely not the weirdest thing he’s seen but it definitely will be hard to explain, Ursus stops thinks and then just accepts it as something to work with, ok so your definitely an animal now, I cannot argue that point, not to mention it’s not like there haven’t been animals who had mutations that caused unusual characteristics such as a larger size of rare, so he could try and spin towards something like that, Ursus makes a smile and a brave face I can work with this
>>6021237
Speaking of those owlbears are fusions of different animals unusual so I’m planning on bringing it up to the summit with a preserved corpse if one we buried earlier we should probably check and see if the owl bear wasn’t somehow dug up
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>>6021237
You bring up a good point

"My eyes? Well.... hmm... are rabbit eyes actually good? I never even thought of that. Maybe if it were my hearing it would work but they would be long gone by now right?"
>Maggie then starts questioning if her and rabbit biology could hear them.
>>6021240
"ME CAN GO TO CITY NOW?"
>The human, now massive beast asks.
>His voice hurting Maggie's sensitive ears.
"Good Lord Almighty! My ears!! This is just as bad as the robot!!"
>Maggie exclains.
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>>6021240
"Yeah, that's what I was thinking when I mentioned the corps-"

>>6021233
"-wuh...whoa, that is a big pupper." Mog started to reply, before looking at the massive firewagon red dog where the human once stood.

He stood in silence, his jaw dropped, his eyes bulging.

>>6021240
Slowly, ever so slowly, the wolf regained his senses.

"What are we gonna do 'bout him," he said, nodding towards the dog, "I'm not sure I trust him with the temple, and he's liable to cause trouble in the city, even if that trouble is to our benefit, but we can't leave him here. Strong or not, now that Sage knows he's here and that he's killing her minions and disrupting her plans, we can't leave him here. She'll kill him." Mog asked, addressing Ursus.
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>>6021243
"Not really thinking about the best set of senses, so much as just any help at all to find the path it took. Like you said, if I can get the scent then we can pick up the trail again. If you're up for it."
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>>6021243
May wanna keep your voice low don’t wanna break some of the other animals sensitive ear drums Ursus points towards kinny mog and Maggie as examples
We go by night even with your animal status your size might be hard to convince people that you were born like this so less people means less questions, less questions means less problems understand?
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>>6021249
"me sorry."
>The huge dog whispered.
>Though now it sounded like actual talking.
>>6021244
>Maggie, though dlightly deaf thanks to the dog chimed in, can't we make him a guard for the church? I think it might help out from people staying away from it? Right?"
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>>6021254
That’s a perfect idea and he wouldn’t be to far to help people and pass as an animal what do you think? Also great control on your voice Ursus thumbs up
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>>6021255
>Ursus gives a paw claw “thumbs up” it looks ackward as hell but at least it gives the impression
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>>6021255
"Me don't want to hurt innocent animals."
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>>6021257
That’s a good attitude to have besides there will be a some chaos at the summit eventually so the people fleeing to the church will eventually need to be protected that’s where you will step up
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>>6021254
"I don't know if we have rings to spare for him to be a dog all day. Plus, we just don't really know him that well, no offence big guy. We don't know how many people will wake up and start demanding certain actions be taken, or when they'll wake up. Honestly, I'd prefer to house him in the seedhouse until we know we can trust him."
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>>6021261
Hmm well it’s better than leaving him here alone I even have an idea of who he might get along really well with
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>>6021255
>>6021254
"Anyways, looks like I'm outvoted, unless Kinny feels like chiming in. I'm not sure I trust you yet buddy, but the secret of the Old Ones may very well come out by the time of the summit anyways, so refugees discovering the vault may not be too big a shock to handle by then. So maybe it'll all work out. At the very least, we could use someone around who can prevent the Factions from sharking around the temple while we work." Mog went on.

As an afterthought he added "Thanks for toning it down too, real thoughtful of you. My ears felt like they were bleeding, and I'm practically deaf compared to Kinny."
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>>6021267
Sorry I didn’t mean to force the plan I’m sorta just improving with what we have I should have came to you first and asked
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>>6021271
"Don't worry about it. We agree on one thing for sure; our new friend cannot stay here. I'm just feeling a bit possessive of the temple of my faith. Y'know? The question is, what now?"
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>>6021267
"Speaking of Kinny... wonder if anyone else heard him when he first spoke. Hope we were too far away for anyone to hear."
>Maggie thought for a bit.
"Also I was just suggesting. We should probably wait for not only Kinny's opinion but also Adler since he is going to be the new head of that church."
>>6021265
"Wait who do you think he would get along well with?"
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>>6021278
Ursus smiled who else’s have great strength and hearts of gold
Ord and potato
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>>6021278
"I'm sure Kinny will speak up when he feels like it. At the very least, we need somewhere for the man of the hour to reside temporarily, and there are only really two options. Adler can likewise chime in when we meet him, but if he's gonna in charge of the temple, then it is basically de facto his responsibility to safeguard the humans."

>>6021280
At that Mog smiled.
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>>6021283
>>6021280
"I guess you are both right..."
>Maggie says to the Wolf and Bear.
>Maggie then looked over to the giant red hound.
"Hey do you think you can take the ring off for a second and turn into somehing smaller?"
>She asks "Superman"
"me know how to change with ring. saw friend do it once."
>"Superman" replies.
>He then simply twists the ring.
>Suddenly the giant hound becomes smaller and smaller.
>He soon became a more appropriate size...
>Well not really.
>He was still as tall as Ursus.
"Me good now?"
>The man asks.
"Y- you didn't even have to take off the ring!? You can do that!?"
>Maggie asks.
"Yeah. Friends who went further up showed me when me escaped bunker. Twist then change."
>Maggie then stared at the ring.
"I could have done this the whole entire time?!"
>Maggie exclaims.
>Then again... who would have known?
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>>6021296
Mog shrugged, though secretly he was glad that the dog was no longer the size of a house. Not being top dog sucked.

"You could've always asked Jessica."
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>>6021296
The power of human technology still baffles me and my people
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>>6021296
Much better superman, you will blend well btw want me to help get your stuff together? you may be out for a bit so having something to do might help for down time periods
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>>6021305
"Me get important things."
>The bear sized dog then said.
>He then went inside the Fortress of Solitude to get some stuff.
>>6021300
"I could have yes.... dammit. Still something to look forward to if I need to change in a pinch."
>Maggie said as she looked at her ring.
"This something I should definitely inform Kinny."
>"Superman" then returned with a bunch of comic books.
"Me ready."
Head home?
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>>6021309
Ursus gives the big canid a strong smile sounds good does anyone have any thoughts and things they need to get prepared?
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>>6021309
>>6021305
"Ready when you are. After that, we gotta choose our next destination. Seriously though, keep a look out, we know the enemy is out there. We cannot let them track us down to our safehouses."

I think our best Perception people should roll, NPC or not, whether they are in attendance or not. It could be pretty bad for us if we were followed. Kinny is supposed to be with us in character, even if he is absent in reality.
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Rolled 8, 15 = 23 (2d20)

>>6021316
Alright everyone roll perception.

Maggie (+3)
"Superman" (-1)
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Rolled 19 + 1 (1d20 + 1)

>>6021319
Here you go. Sorry for slowing things down, but if the cult is watching then it is a wise precaution.
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Rolled 8 (1d20)

>>6021319
Rolling perception
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>>6021319
>>6021326
>>6021327
>Seems like date has dealt you a good hand now.
>You sniff up something.
>Definitely mammal.
>After a while the scent then starts to smell familiar....
>Raccoon.
>Looking behind you, you then spot one of those ring tailed bastards now looking at you from a tree.
>He doesn't seem to notice you notice him.
>Probably too stupid to.
Get him or let him follow?
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>>6021342
Ursus silently keeps an eye on our audience as we walk towards the town waiting for them to slip up
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>>6021342
"Psst. Hey, Maggie. Can you slip away and run ahead to find Bobby, have her tail the masked ruffian back to whoever he is reporting to? If we knew where the opposition was operating out of aside from the hotel, we could get a leg up on em."

>>6021343
"Lets take a detour, it's too risky to head home now while we're being tailed. Fancy a walk around the market, window shop and all that?"
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Rolled 4 + 2 (1d20 + 2)

>>6021345
>>6021343
>Maggie nodded and went up further ahead.
>Meanwhile the three of you then take a slight detour away from where Maggie headed.
Make deception check and trying to beat this investigation so this raccoon follows you instead of Maggie.
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>>6021345
Seconded we might also be heading towards an ambush if we keep on the same path
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>>6021349
And just like that, raccoons coontinue to be stupid motherfuckers.
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Rolled 18 (1d20)

>>6021349
Rolling deception with a minus 2
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Brb gotta do something.
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Rolled 3 + 6 (1d20 + 6)

>>6021349
Roll

>>6021353
Seems to be a rule of the universe.

>>6021354
Very nice.
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>>6021349
>>6021354
>>6021359
>The raccoon noticed the rabbit running off towards a different direction.
"Stupid dumbass faggy retard rabbit"
>The raccoon verbally thought to himself quietly.
"You're going the wrong way."
>The raccoon continued to follow the bear and wolf.
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>>6021372
Ursus breaths in and out to keep his temper in check
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>>6021372
>>6021350
"So, whereto? Shops, restaurants? We gotta give him the run around." Mog asked casually.

Now that the pressure of the unknown was dispelled, it was easy to enjoy the bright sunny day. A good day to stroll and relax.
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>>6021376
Well it’s quite clear he wants us to go in a specific direction probably an ambush so let’s get as far as we can take it up until we find the perimeter of the trap then spring it without us in it
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>>6021373
>>6021376
>You both continue to walk for a bit.
>Walking around to try and find something to distract the guard.
>Suddenly you a restaurant called "Chompers".
>Seems to be a meat only restaurant.
Go in?
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>>6021381
>>6021382
"Eh, we're in public now. The best time for them to have triggered the trap would've been when we were still through the hole in the wall, or in the park. It's too late now. I think he's just tailing us, trying to find our safehouses. Why not head in this place? Maybe the idiot will get hungry and distracted, then we can head out the back. Or we can just wait it out and enjoy a nice meal, make it easier for Bobby to find us and thus the raccoon she needs to follow."
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>>6021390
Good idea
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>>6021390
>>6021397
>The raccoon follows you.
>Hopefully it will be easy for you to distract him.
>A humble wolf cub approaches you.
"Hello sir. What would you like to eat?"
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>>6021402
The fish filet looks good with the sweet seasonings what about you mog?
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>>6021402
"A nice medium rare steak and a shot of port, please." Mog replied, paying upfront in case they had to leave in a hurry.

He then made his excuses to the cub to leave for the restroom, a good chance to check out the back for alternate exits.
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>>6021404
Ursus checks around the place for possible Adversaries the raccoon was leading us too
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>>6021403
>>6021404
>>6021405
Roll for perception.
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Rolled 7 (1d20)

>>6021422
Rolling
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Rolled 10 + 1 (1d20 + 1)

>>6021422
The exits must be hidden very well to require a roll. Maybe the vents, or through the kitchen.
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>>6021424
>>6021425
>Ursus is unable to find a second exit.
>Though Mog was able to spot one within the kitchen.
>Must be a fire emergency exit.
>Still worth keeping note of.
>You soon return to your seat.
>There you see "Superman" already looking at the food being brought to ya.
>The food you asked for.
Dig in.
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>>6021429
Ursus smells the food
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>>6021429
>>6021430
Mog took a long whiff of the meal set before them. Not quite ready to dig in, he savoured the smell, the arrangement of the dish. Tried to freeze the image in front of him in a prism of memory, the way the light trailed through the window, the glass half clear Old One industry, half cloudy Awakened artisanry ground by hand. Breathe in, breathe out, relax.

Look across from him at Ursus, he meandered his way through a conversation "So, what do you like Ursus? I mean, besides what you've already shared before?"

May as well chat, get to know his friends better. What was life without a little fun. He came outside to relax, so that was what he would do, spy or no spy.
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>>6021437
Well I like farming, the feel of golden wheat and oats in my paw as I pass my field, the satisfaction of crop rotation and maintaining the chemistry of the land and providing food for the people around me really makes me content. I swear I wish I could explore different varieties of crops and possibly farming previously unknown crops maybe being an academic in a new feild of farming you know?
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>>6021439
>>6021429
"Oh yeah? I feel like you've already mentioned that before. Was your love just because you grew up with it or was there a moment that really clinched it it like 'ah, yes, this is what I want to do in life' or what? You too Maggie, we may as well all share. Personally, I don't know what I'd do if I wasn't a soldier. I was initiated into the order after serving in the army, so while I was as faithful as anyone else, becoming a priest wasn't exactly a set path for me, despite how I may seem now. Honestly I would've probably ended up being a boring old labourer, maybe an accountant or paper pusher. Aside from be strong and knowing some of my numbers, I'm only really good at talking." Mog replied, trying to get the group to open up more. He didn't want to dominate the conversation but he tried to share, get people's conversational juices flowing.

Not wanting his steak to go cold while they talked, he dug in, keeping his ears perked as a sign that he was listening.
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>>6021450
>"Superman" looked over to you as he was eating his steak.
"Superman.... just living and protecting the city."
Maggie's away remember.
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>>6021450
Well it’s probably because I saw how people were starving and the crops where having problems my family’s land and crop yield helped supplement many of the local population it was really something I understood well how to feel the pulse of the earth if you want to wax poetic, of course and there is never a dull moment I can tell you that, and as for combat skills it’s the bears way to have every farmer artist scholar and speaker has to double as a warrior all their own a healthy body a healthy mind and all that, as for you I think you have a strong and powerful voice you are great leader and powerful warrior, ursus speaks to superman I’ve once seen this guy pulp a giant spider in a single blow had to get a shower because of all the viscera that landed on us
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>>6021457
You're right, my bad. I'm just tired.

"Yeah, but...what do you like doing while...living? What do you wanna do after protecting the city, like when you are needed less, sorta like when the tide ebbs?"
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>>6021459
"Yeah, well, it wasn't all me. I had you guys, and the Goddess at my back. Really, she does half the work, and we all enable one another." Mog said, somewhat sheepishly.

He looked over at the bear's food, it looked good. Maybe he should've had the lamb with herbs instead. Washing down another bite with a gulp of port, he turned to gaze out the window again, watching passersby. Maybe Bobby was in that crowd, just waiting to trail the bushy-tail.

No rush, he was enjoying the meal, and the conversation. Even if they were retreading old ground, it was comfortable, cozy even.
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Sorry guys something came up. Should be available on Tuesday.
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>>6021474
>>6021459
Alright. Take care you guys, and see you Tuesday! Lets hope Kinny feels better by then.
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>>6021476
Same here
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I should be available tomorrow, but not until around this time though.
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>>6024874
Should be available in a few hours.
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>>6025250
See you then. Won't be around until about 14 hours from now though. If both Kinny and Ursus are here, then feel free to continue without me until I arrive.
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>>6025250
Will be here see you then
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Sorry for being so late. Overslept.

>>6021459
>>6021469
Make two perception checks.
One for your "friend"
One for Bobby
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Rolled 8, 10 = 18 (2d20)

>>6025609
Rolling
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>>6025581
>>6025609
I'm here. It's too overcast and rainy outside to set concrete, so no work for me.
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>>6025641
I think you forgot to roll.
>>6025622
>Ursus unfortunately finds nothing at the moment.
"More salmon sir?"
>The wolf pup asks as he came back to check up on the bear.
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Rolled 13, 18 = 31 (2d20)

>>6025666
No? You called for two rolls, but Ursus rolled twice, so I assumed it was taken care of.
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>>6025667
>Mog soon then spots the raccon.
>Just eating nothing but a fatty steak.
>Just looking at it makes you feel disgusted.
>No real meat on there what so ever.
>He tried to distract himself by searching for Bobby.
>No luck there.
>She still must be on her way.
>The wolf cub then went over to Mog.
"More food sir?"
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>>6025668
Ah, I see, we were rolling to spot them, I thought for some reason we were rolling for them, or that you'd forgotten our earlier perception checks to look around the restaurant. That, and I thought Bobby would find us rather than the other way around. My bad, had a brainfart.

"Some lamb, season it with some herbs, will'ya. Thanks."
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>>6025670
"One Lamb and some more Salmon. I'll tell the head chef."
>>6025622
>With that the young wolf cub left.
>Leaving you two alone at your table again.
>Though you still have to find an idea of how to shake off this raccoon bastard.
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>>6025680
Hmm well we could go to the bathroom are and then confront him or if there is a back exit go through it and then around to get him
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>>6025680
Btw Ursus has not eaten his salmon incase someone was possibly poisoning the food
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>>6025680
>>6025622
"So, you guys worship a frozen king? What's that about?" Mog asked Ursus, hoping to fill the air with religious palaver for the eavesdropper's ears. He wasn't sure if the ring-tailed bastard was close enough to hear, but he wanted to distract him from what he really wanted to tell Ursus; how to lose this guy once Bobby was here to tail him.

"After we're done our meal, how 'bout a foot race, say around the shops?" Mog said after a moment, before stopping to listen to the bear hopefully expound at length on his people's beliefs. With luck, the casual mention of their escape plan would go unnoticed in all the talk.

Basically the plan would be to disguise us breaking contact with the tail as a friendly race between friends after our meal and talk. Athletics essentially, because we're both decent at that.
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>>6025684
>>6025686
Whispering now, Mog replied "Unless we plan on interrogating or killing him in the bathroom, I'd say that is a no go. Getting him out of here for imprisonment is not likely to work out well for us, and I doubt he has much useful information anyways. If you suspect poison, then that means there would be someone in the kitchen that is hostile to us. The only back exit is through the kitchen, I checked. Means we'd just get boxed in. It is probably better to go out the front, lose him in a foot race, pretend we don't notice him and are just competing. We're athletic, he isn't, but stealth isn't our strong suit. Meet around the Red Ring Road if we get separated. What d'ya say, good idea or no?"
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>>6025687
The frozen king is a large carved statue of a large old one dressed in red and the cloth of the common man who carried a great silver axe glimmering with the northern lights, we found him buried in ice close to the mountains surrounded by the remains of old one constructions we thought him a king from his sheer height and for some the early generations worshipped him as a deity, later as time progressed we found out he was not a king but was a just a woodsmen larger than his peers capable of creating plains with one axe swing, he was not a king he was a humble he lived alone in isolation because of his size and the statue was made in his image by the people who he made freinds with, I don’t really believe he was real more a metaphor for carrying equal amounts mercy with one’s great strength
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>>6025693
Hmm not a bad one but even one as dumb as him is likely to have at least some important information, people with less intelligence tend to not realize certain information is more important than others
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>>6025693
>>6025704
>The wolf pup then returns with a healthy meal for the both of you.
>The lamb Mog ordered and the salmon the pup thought Ursus wanted another of.
"Will that be all sirs."
>Mog could see the raccoon still staring at the both of you.
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>>6025701
"Ah, I see. Is the generational divide regarding belief on the nature of the frozen king a serious social issue? Or just an accepted difference of opinion?" Mog continued the pleasant gab, before digging in to his second meal. May as well test Ursus's poison theory. They had antidotes from Plato.
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>>6025712
"Yes, thank you." Mog paid the pup, they'd be moving fast soon.

>>6025704
"We'll go with your idea then, I'll finish my meal, head to the bathroom. If he follows me, then go in after him, we'll ambush him. If not, follow me in and we'll try the same when he hopefully follows. We want plans, locations of other lieutenants, and we need to know if Persephone resides in the hotel or elsewhere, abilities too."
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>>6025713
Hmm typically there are large theological debates upon the frozen king and his nature there are old archived books and writings about him in old one script so it’s rather hard to piece together a language but the images that are provided of his actions are quite diverse, he’s own feet’s of strength include creating the Great Lakes up north, a massive canyon don further west, mount a mountains formed from him playing with a blue oxygen he helped create and the northern lights that dance in the night sky seam to in the stories be light from the moon reflecting upon his axe so some believe he still walks amongst us extremely deep in the uncharted parts of the world cutting great swaths of wood to create a home stead for himself or making more sections of the country hospitable to people, I’m more skeptical about it but I’m a fan of the idea, as for splits there are always going to be those whose thing their method of thinking is better than others amongst wolves and amongst bears, wars haven’t been faught over it mind you but grudges have formed, as for my opinion on the matter if he exists than he would be disappointed if we bicker about it instead I think we should take up the arms of our trade and build a future for ourselves like he’s doing when ever the northern lights dance from. His chopping axe
>>6025716
Will do, if we have to I can always tie him up and stuff him in my pack
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>>6025722
Not oxygen OXEN DAMN AUTOCORRECT GOD I EVEN OVER WHAT I TYPED AND EVEN THEN IT AUTOCORRECTED
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>>6025716
>>6025722
Will you two do the plan now?
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Rolled 18 + 6 (1d20 + 6)

>>6025725
lol. Can you turn off autocorrect?

>>6025722
>>6025712
"Huh, interesting. His role seems similar to the green sister, Gaia, in our society. Albeit, the mother of us all is a bit more harsh and uncaring than your benevolent king. Not at all like her sister." Mog whispered back, now genuinely interested.

Still, they couldn't chat all day. His meal was finished, he washed it down with the rest of the port. Then nodded to Ursus and got up to use the restroom.

>Luring the spy into the restroom for an ambush. Preemptively rolling Deception in case it is needed.

brb for half an hour, maybe.
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>>6025732
Ursus nodded and then carefully cept his vision tied to the side of the wall while his peripheral vision kept the bathroom hall at attention at all times
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Rolled 10 + 2 (1d20 + 2)

>>6025732
Rolling insight.
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>>6025735
>>6025732
>>6025734
>The raccoon fals for the bait.
>Going towards the restroom, following the wolf.
>Not even caring for the bear or his bear sized canine companion who was just busy eating.
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>>6025736
Ursus politely and discreetly Excuses himseand follows after the raccoon to the bathroom once his attention is fully on mog upon entering the bathroom behind the raccoon he discreetly locks the door
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Rolled 17 + 4 (1d20 + 4)

>>6025739
>The raccoon is just behind Mog.
>Seems he is about to get a dagger out.
>He gets closer to the wolf.
Roll Athletics must beat this dex save to grapple him.
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>>6025743
The one time..... the one time I am able to make a good roll for the raccoons!
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Rolled 3 + 2 (1d20 + 2)

>>6025743
Rolling with a minus 2
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>>6025751
MOG MOVE!!!
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Rolled 8 + 4 (1d20 + 4)

>>6025743
>>6025751
>>6025753
>>6025732
>The Raccoon dodges and tries to stab Mog.
Mog... does this hit you?
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Rolled 18 + 6 (1d20 + 6)

>>6025743
"Whoa there buddy! I'm leaking here!" Mog screamed humorously.
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>>6025756
No it doesn't beat my AC. Sorry for being late, I did say I was going afk. I grapple him, yes?

The wolf rose on his hind legs, pressing his paw into the inside of the raccoon's elbow and pushing his knife arm to the sword, smashing the paw against the tiled wall while his other arm went around the critter's back, holding him close. He covered the raccoon's head with his maw, nearly swallowing him.

"Don't move." he breathed.
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>>6025770
knife arm to the side*
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>>6025751
>>6025753
>>6025756
>>6025764
>>6025770
>>6025773
>The raccoon was now trapped.
"Fuck! Fuck fuck fuck! Shit! He swore up and down."
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>>6025776
>>6025753
Mog's eyes met Ursus. He tried to convey for Ursus to ask the first few questions, and to handle tying him up. He was a bit busy with his mouth around the little rascal's head, holding him still.
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>>6025780
the bear rose with his bulk rope in his paws, Ursus speaks with a cold indifference, who sent you to assassinate mog tying his paws together and sack prepared
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>>6025780
>>6025792
"Like I would tell you, you fatty fat fat fat fat fat!"
>The raccoon insults the bear.
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Rolled 2 + 8 (1d20 + 8)

>>6025797
Mog closed his maw, biting down into the raccoon's head, gnawing flesh and tearing ligaments between gnashing teeth. The screams swallowed by the wolf's throat. When the critter stopped, Mog relented, leaving a trail of drool over the runt's face. He then leaned back, uncovering his head for Ursus to bag the little guy.

"Talk, or next time I won't stop there." he growled to the raccoon.

>Intimidation Check.
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Rolled 16 + 8 (1d20 + 8)

>>6025797
>>6025802
I'll give a second roll in case Ursus assists, otherwise I won't use Lucky on it.
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>>6025797
Hmm if he doesn’t talk then I’ll just shove a cloth into his maw and shove em into the sack Ursus said straight to his face, I can alway get a new pack and we can always throw him in the river if he doesn’t feel like being useful
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>>6025804
Ursus uses the lake to assist with mog’s intimidation
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>>6025802
>>6025804
>>6025807
>>6025809
"Fucking hell! Fine! I'll talk ya dipshits! I was supposed to be doing this with the wolf! Not the other way aroun! Fucking hell!"
>He continues swearing.
>He then finally complies a bit.
"I was sent by the otter druid Sage. There. That's my answer! No need to put a cloth up my mouth through my bum!"
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>>6025813
I didn’t say anything about your bum are you projecting your weird fetish on me?! Ursus looks aghast
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>>6025813
Ursus then had a terrible thought, if the otter already knows our capabilities Whats to say that this raccoon is not her assassin but instead the boob to test our defenses and then send her actual weapons
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>>6025813
>>6025816
>>6025817
"What the fuck are you talking about you ring-tailed freak? Y'know what? Nevermind, we'll get the rest out of you later. Ursus, throw him in your pack like you planned. We gotta move." Mog raged, the anger coming forth suddenly, without warning. This little shit had tried to shank him. Who the fuck did he think he was?

Ursus's paranoid musings stoked Mog's own fears, but he tamped down on them and helped lift the critter into the bear's pack.

Then he led the way out the door. They had to find Bobby, conduct counter-recon. Do a few rings around the block, check for followers.
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>>6025816
"You say that now, but I know you bears are all perverts from what I have heard about your queen. She's a freak."
>>6025823
>He then gets put in the sack.
Do a perception check.
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Rolled 19 + 0 (1d20 + 0)

>>6025826
Rolling perception
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Rolled 17, 10 + 1 = 28 (2d20 + 1)

>>6025826
>Perception, presumably with assistance from Ursus.

I better do the roll rather than each of us doing one each, cause Ursus has like -3 perception.
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>>6025827
>>6025826
Nevermind, Ursus rolled before I mentioned it, and he rolled damn good.
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>>6025827
>>6025830
>You used all your important senses to make sure no one was following.
>You didn't see anyone.
>You don't hear anyone.
>Definite don't hear anyone.
>You then double check.
>There's no other mammal around.
>You are safe.
>Suddenly you hear someone enter the bathroom.
>Luckily it's just "Superman".
>He then notices the bag you are carrying.
"What that?"
>He asks.
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>>6025838
Some one who was following us since we left your area, been playing dumb until we got him in at an enclosed space he was tasked with assassinating mog his knife is on the floor over there I have a feeling that this won’t be the only assassin she will send our way and i would like more information so he’s going into my sack for now
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>>6025839
And by she I mean the being who made the owlbears and the abominations we found earlier attached to a bear’s brain
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>>6025838
OOC: I already made my way out the door in my last post. Heading out of the restaurant now.

>>6025839
You should probably pick up the knife, check it for poison. There's no way even a dumbass raccoon could possibly convince himself that he could kill me with a fricken dagger without it being enchanted or having poison slathered all over it. I'll meet you outside.
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>>6025844
Will do hey gm did the raccoon have sheeth to this dagger
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>>6025839
>>6025840
>>6025844
"Me help make sure me friends are safe."
>"Superman" says as he continuously checks around the area.
>You all then head back to the base as they keep him in the bag.
>Probably hitting it against walls among other public property.
>Probably best to look at that dagger.
>>6025847
No. He did not.
Roll an arcana check.
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Rolled 2 + 2 (1d20 + 2)

>>6025851
Rolling arcana
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>>6025851
>>6025847
Going afk for another 30 minutes. Feel free to start the interrogation without me.
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>>6025852
>>6025851
I will assist with this, so Ursus can roll again.
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Rolled 14 + 2 (1d20 + 2)

>>6025852
>>6025855
Thanks mog
>>6025851
Thanks superman
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>>6025857
>You can see that this dagger is no ordinary dagger.
>It is a lightning dagger.
>It wasn't even meant to be used like that.
>Don't know why he would stab.
>Supposed to be thrown.
>Fucking idiot.
>Still best to head back to the base.
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>>6025858
Oh now that makes some sense the raccoon wasn’t meant to survive this would have exploded and electrocuted the raccoon along with his target!
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>>6025860
>You then head over the base.
>There you see Jessica, now thankfully in her cat form.
>She looks at the bag.
>She then looks at the bear and wolf.
"Who's in the bag?"
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>>6025868
An assassin
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>>6025882
I recommend we continue this discussion inside oh and Superman meet Jessica, Jessica meet superman
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>>6025882
>>6025884
>Jessica looks at the bear sized dog.
"That's a huge dog."
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>>6025884
>>6025868
"He's the human who tore apart those owlbears you found last night. Lets tie him down and get him talking. We still have to go see Gawain, and I'd still love to get more reacquainted with the city while there's still time."
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>>6025888
Let’s tie down the raccoon you mean Ursus immediately stepped in to stop confusion
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>>6025888
>>6025894
"Thanks for the clarification Ursus. Now then... are there any laws about what we can or can't do for interrogation in this kingdom?"
>Jessica asks begore they leave.
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>>6025900
Personally I’d recommend not using torture also I believe he doesn’t know that his leader didn’t tell him his task was a suicide mission Ursus lifts the dagger to be inspected
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>>6025894
Yeah, there was a sentence missing there.

>>6025900
"We're not exactly operating in the most lawful manner to begin with, and it is debatable which set of laws apply in this situation, normal laws regarding detainees or prisoners, wartime law, the espionage act, etcetera. Given the context, I'd say torture is fine." Mog began, letting menace drip into his voice as he forced the raccoon into the other room.

Stepping back into the room with his companions and closing the door on the raccoon behind him, Mog calmly whispered "Now that we are away from him, I will generally say that it is context dependent and that we should avoid permanently maiming any limbs or doing anything that would prevent him from working or otherwise living under his own power after we release him. Church legal opinion would stress mercy, and wartime law would stress the minimum necessary to get answers, torture would lean more towards sleep deprivation and disorientation with drugs rather than knifework. For citizens torture is right out, but this guy probably isn't a citizen. Personally, I'd prefer to lean away from torture and more into intimidation, but given how powerful Persephone is and what could happen if she gets her way, I'm willing to do whatever it takes to get him to talk. I don't think he'll know much though."

Sorry for wall of text word vomit. Too tired to edit.

We should probably wrap up in half a hour. We'll need a new thread for Thursday, this one probably won't last. I'll archive this one before then.
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>>6025907
"What was he supposed to stab himself afterwards?"
>>6025913
"Fair enough."
>Jessica says as she then heads to do what needs to be done to the raccoon to get him to talk.

Probably best to call it a night. Sorry again for being so late.
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>>6025916
The dagger would have exploded into electricity and since I doubt the raccoon will understands the knife he attempted to kill mog in an enclosed area if he knew it would explode into electricity he would have most likely thrown it at him when he could from range
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>>6025916
>>6025907
Alright, have a goodnight you two, same to you Kinny if you are reading. I'll see you guys Thursday and will archive this thread later.
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>>6025921
Good night then
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Thread archived: https://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Rise%20of%20the%20Awakened

May be late tomorrow, by several hours. In addition to that, I'm having internet trouble. So, regardless of whether I'm here or not on time, I may be further delayed because of said trouble, or absent entirely. Hopefully I can work out the issue, but if not then I'll hopefully see you guys next Tuesday.



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