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Nyaa
Jan 7, 2010

Q.E.D.



pre:
Nyaa	thaumocrates, can we sacrifice everything in the room?
Thaumocrates	Maybe with foof?
Thaumocrates	Im not sure how you'd go about sacrificing a room honestly
Nyaa	how does sacrifice usually works? Burn the object?
Thaumocrates	grab a shovel and make the worlds biggest altar
Thaumocrates	brb
Zahrkon	if the floor is stone or concrete you sanctify it and then set the room on fire
Nyaa	or circle of altars to sac everything in the circle?
Nyaa	I guess we could foof it, then ask loith to teleport us back to the entrance for the mushroom sacrifice
Nyaa	If that doesn't work, we can sac the mushroom and ask loith to deal severe injury to the troll
Nyaa       or poison/stun it.
Posting this for thoughts.

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There Bias Two
Jan 13, 2009



I wonder if sleep would amplify its regenerative abilities.


...Or maybe it has a skill similar to what we have when we fall asleep.

Can we try Eating a cupcake?

Nettle Soup
Jan 30, 2010

Oh, and Jones was there too.


F - Say out loud "I GUESS HE'S GONE ON AHEAD!" hand Konnie the acid bottle, stroll nonchalantly past the troll-boulder and get it over with when he least expects it.

Swedish Thaumocracy
Jul 11, 2006
Jinat Ulukaï, hâ oagé.

There Bias Two posted:

Can...can owlbear cubs eat trolls by chance? They are kinda magical.

Maybe? They like apples and raw meat.

There Bias Two posted:

Can we try Eating a cupcake?

You can do whatever you want!

Nyaa posted:

How does sacrifice usually works? Burn the object?

Lolth takes painful, drawn out, living sacrifices. Classic blood upon the altars kinda stuff.

Quackeen takes both the living and the dead, as well as objects or deeds done in her name.
Basically anything of great value. Most often it is to be wholly consumed in the ritual, most often via gold-infused fire.

Toil takes almost exclusively great deeds done in his name. Accomplishments through hardship and backbreaking labour.

Nyaa
Jan 7, 2010

Q.E.D.



G2. Sacrifice the mushroom and ask Loith to damage/poison/paralyze the troll.

Nyaa fucked around with this message at Jun 24, 2017 around 15:56

Theantero
Nov 6, 2011

...they shall march out of my laboratory and sweep away every adversary, every creed, every nation, until the very planet is in the loving grip of the Pax Bisonica. And then peace will reign, and the world, and all humanity, shall bow to me in humble gratitude...

D

Murder the troll with acid and hack its soggy form to pieces. Let's not bother with gods or other stuff for now.

alpaca diseases
May 19, 2009


For now;

Quietly gather all the mushrooms which are pleasing to Lloth, for sacrifice as thanks for using her spidey-sense

Take all precautions including avoiding breathing in spores etc as best as able


Have Konnie positioned near the Troll, with the acid, in case it stirs

nothing to seehere
Nov 11, 2010


B

Outrail
Jan 4, 2009

www.sapphicrobotica.com


D

I assume it's hiding amungst the boulders, not knowing we have sacrivision. Let's finish this. One bottle bow, then the next when it shows its face.

AbysmalPeptoBismol
Feb 4, 2016

Nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea!


Anyone else worried that something ELSE may have caused the Troll to fall asleep? Like, magical mushrooms? We could be walking right into a trap that the troll stumbled into himself. Why would this Troll pick here and now as a time to nap?

Outrail
Jan 4, 2009

www.sapphicrobotica.com


AbysmalPeptoBismol posted:

Anyone else worried that something ELSE may have caused the Troll to fall asleep? Like, magical mushrooms? We could be walking right into a trap that the troll stumbled into himself. Why would this Troll pick here and now as a time to nap?

Maybe he's just tired, maybe he's mounting an ambush.

Anything that effects a troll is going to either own us, or not effect us. I think it's worth a roll of the dice.

super sweet best pal
Nov 18, 2009

erhecktile disfunction

Lipstick Apathy

D, but bind Demarcation first so xie doesn't get up.

It's too bad there aren't any other worthy sacrifices nearby.

Arkanomen
May 6, 2007

All he wants is a hug


We could just dedicate this area as an official hunting ground of Lolth. Fill out the paperwork when we report our expedition to the Empire.

Outrail
Jan 4, 2009

www.sapphicrobotica.com


Arkanomen posted:

We could just dedicate this area as an official hunting ground of Lolth. Fill out the paperwork when we report our expedition to the Empire.

Like how Germany air-dropped flags around the perimeter of Antarctica and declared the entire continent it's property?

Not sure if that's true. I remember reading it years ago. The principal stands anyway.

Toughy
Nov 29, 2004

"A grudge over food is deeper than the ocean."

D, trust in Konnie

alpaca diseases
May 19, 2009


AbysmalPeptoBismol posted:

Anyone else worried that something ELSE may have caused the Troll to fall asleep? Like, magical mushrooms? We could be walking right into a trap that the troll stumbled into himself. Why would this Troll pick here and now as a time to nap?

He could have thought he could camouflage himself well enough to rest, and that we wouldn't have been able to track as well as we did?

Blasphemaster
Jul 10, 2008



Nettle Soup posted:

F - Say out loud "I GUESS HE'S GONE ON AHEAD!" hand Konnie the acid bottle, stroll nonchalantly past the troll-boulder and get it over with when he least expects it.

I like it.

Never not acid bathe a troll.

Swedish Thaumocracy
Jul 11, 2006
Jinat Ulukaï, hâ oagé.

That Which Sleeps
Month 3, Week 4, Day 3
Early morning


Spreading out around the Grove, you take position to enact the third ambush against Demarcation in the scant few hours you have been underground. The soil squelches underfoot as you inevitably squish the minute mushrooms that cover it.
The air is moist and your mood is Grim, for your aim is righteous murder.

All is quiet except for the whistle of the lonesome bottle of liquid death that sails in an arc from Konnies hand.
As Demarcation is asleep, there is precious little stopping the bottle from hitting it's mark, and so it does, followed by a barrage of arrows.


[-01 bottles of highly pressurized acid]

A frantic roar of pain follows shortly after, as one of the unsuspicious boulders unfurls itself into the troll named Demarcation, wide eyed with adrenaline and shock.


"Waugh! Religion begins where knowledge ends!" it shouts, before getting a good look at the assembled gremlinsmonster hunters and immediately bolts further into mushroom lands.
Though not before Skvababt nails it around where the kidney would be were your opponent human.

Konnie is quick to follow his bottle throwing technique with his repeating crossbow and actually manages to get one of the arrows stick in the monster this time.

Before xie flees, you do notice that Demarcations leg, which last night had a wound deep enough to reach the bone beneath the thick layer of troll-hide, now looks good as new. Evidently some sleep here did wonders for xier skin.

You are left in the dust of a fleeing troll, heading further into unknown territory. A wild forest of mushrooms lay at your back and ahead, what appears to be a mushroom field. A plain? The mushroom are plentiful at least though much smaller.
There don't appear to be any other monster nearby though your sacrivision did pick something up, some mushrooms lolth is particularly fond of? Or could it be something hiding just beyond your view? Either way, your quarry is fleeing, how will you engage?

---

A: Press the attack! If it's retreating, charge!
You greatly outnumber it, try to force it into combat by hunting it into an ambush.

B: Hunt it down and harass it at range.
Hurting it will be hard when it's back is turned, but with the acid spread evenly across all those minute crevices of the rockhard troll hide it's got to wear down eventually. Keep running after it and shooting at it until it dies or something else happens.

C: Let it run and investigate the Grove instead.
Why did the troll choose this place to rest? Why are those mushrooms so interesting?

D: Something else?
Write in.

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[Kobold-Quality Map of the hitherto unnamed region]


---

Party thoughts:
Konnie:“Huh, I dunno boss. I hit it square in the back and it shook it off like it was nothing. Looks like this thing won't go down as easily."
Kvelar: ???
Johakim: "Be careful, we don't know what's out there."
Abigail: “Aww, come on! Come back here you coward!!"
Khami: "Make haste, not waste?"
Skvababt: “Mhmmm, mushrooms... we should... forage, here together when we are done. Before we... leave."
Tommy: “As long as we can keep within shooting distance, I have no problems with it fleeing from us. More so whereto it flees."
Owlbear Cubs: "Hoot, hoot hoot. Hoot." (Bring us snacks! Pet us, feed us! Where are you?)

Volmarias
Dec 31, 2002


B but mainly to be wary of an ambush more than anything else.

Nyaa
Jan 7, 2010

Q.E.D.



C. Rest in shroom.

super sweet best pal
Nov 18, 2009

erhecktile disfunction

Lipstick Apathy

B

Let's play it a bit safer.

CourValant
Feb 25, 2016


B: Hunt it down and harass it at range.

This isn't going to end well; we're through to 'Where the Wild Things Are' territory here.

Cannon_Fodder
Jul 17, 2007

"Hey, where did Steve go?"
Design by Kamoc

Swedish, from our viewpoint, did xie bolt immediately and we didn't have time to see if the acid was having an effect, or did it seem like the troll just shook it off?

alpaca diseases
May 19, 2009


"WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT, FERVENT ATHEISM IS REALLY NO DIFFERENT FROM ANY OTHER RELIGION"

Let's lure this guy back out

Blasphemaster
Jul 10, 2008



B. Recklessness is the mother of good times.

Seconding taunting the Troll.

dont be mean to me
May 2, 2007

I'm interplanetary, bitch
Let's go to Mars




alpaca diseases posted:

"WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT, FERVENT ATHEISM IS REALLY NO DIFFERENT FROM ANY OTHER RELIGION"

Let's lure this guy back out

Also B I guess.

ElPedro
Apr 22, 2008


Definately a good ol' B hunt with Skvababt in the lead (for her awesome eyes). And I like the taunt from alpaca diseases.

Swedish Thaumocracy
Jul 11, 2006
Jinat Ulukaï, hâ oagé.

Cannon_Fodder posted:

Swedish, from our viewpoint, did xie bolt immediately and we didn't have time to see if the acid was having an effect, or did it seem like the troll just shook it off?

It took effect, though xie didn't seem overly bothered with it. It is still there, eating away at xir skin as far as you know.

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Outrail
Jan 4, 2009

www.sapphicrobotica.com


Swedish Thaumocracy posted:

It took effect, though xie didn't seem overly bothered with it. It is still there, eating away at xir skin as far as you know.

Need to keep at xir, or xie'll scrap/wash it off.

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