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Yami Fenrir
Jan 25, 2015

Is it I that is insane... or the rest of the world?

Enemies:

Mimic Doors (dual mini-bosses)

Left door: * ** *** Mild
Right door: * ** *** Mild Boost: Poison Spikes

Groups of ???

First group: * **
Second group: * **
Third group: * **


Missile

As you enter the room, the door behind you closes! Bars shoot down from the doorframe, and before you can react you're locked into the room. It... seems empty of enemies at least? There's a strange smell in the air though - a mix of bone and wine. This must have been the smell you noticed.

Behind you, you can faintly hear Oghrul yell for help. Oops. Well, you could use that too!


Newbee

First bottle goes in, click!

Second bottle goes in, click!

Hah! You got two correct! You're the best. Let's shove in some more...

.. wait, why aren't those clicking...?

... and where did everyone else go!? Oghrul just called for help!

... but looking at this, nothing seems to have happened when you put bottles in. Maybe you CAN just brute force it..?


Zanzibar, Coral, Mimi

The two of you fall down as the floor suddenly dematerializes! Strangely enough, the bottles seems to float still, but you fell straight through the floor.

With a loud splash, you two land in some sort of... water?

No, on closer inspection, this appears to be some sort of wine! Enough to form a small lake. It's really hard to see through this stuff, even with darkvision. Your Banefirebrand thankfully works even underwater, but... this place is just too murky, and holding it aboveground reveals only your own shadows on the walls.

Above you you see the floor fade back in, with Newbee seemingly none the wiser. The ring of flight seems to have prevented her from falling.

Your thoughts get interrupted by a bolt-like movement, and...

*CHOMP*


quote:

Yami Fenrir - Today at 7:53 PM
Zanzibar gets attacked by some sort of creature!
!r 4df+2
... durp
/roll 4df+2
SidekickBOT - Today at 7:53 PM
@Yami Fenrir: 4df+2 = (++--)+2 = 2

quote:

Yami Fenrir - Today at 7:53 PM
Coral gets attacked by some sort of creature!
/roll 4df+2
SidekickBOT - Today at 7:53 PM
@Yami Fenrir: 4df+2 = (+b++)+2 = 5

quote:

Yami Fenrir - Today at 7:54 PM
Mimi gets attacked by a mysterious creature!
/roll 4df+2
SidekickBOT - Today at 7:54 PM
@Yami Fenrir: 4df+2 = (--bb)+2 = 0


Oghrul, Blackbone

Well, help doesn't seem to have materialized yet. Just what are these buffoons doing, anyway?

Seems like you're on your own for the time being! The right door, after having punched Oghrul, now wraps some sort of tentacle around his waist and attempts to slam him into a bed of spikes as well! These ones glint in a sinister purple...

The other door, in the meantime, continues on trying to kill a skeleton with spikes. It... doesn't seem to do nearly as well with that strategy.



quote:

Yami Fenrir - Today at 8:03 PM
Mimic Door grabs Oghrul and attempts to slam him into a wall of spikes!
/roll 4df+4
SidekickBOT - Today at 8:03 PM
@Yami Fenrir: 4df+4 = (+-b+)+4 = 5


quote:

Yami Fenrir - Today at 8:03 PM
Mimic Door continues to slam Blackbone against itself!
/roll 4df+4
SidekickBOT - Today at 8:03 PM
@Yami Fenrir: 4df+4 = (bb--)+4 = 2

Yami Fenrir fucked around with this message at May 29, 2017 around 19:20

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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...


Fate Points: 3/2 | Boosts: Banefireslash | Consequences: - | Stress: [ ] [ ] [ ]

Zanzibar abides. It was his duty as Champion.

Even when the floor gave way, and he found himself floating (how does a skeleton float? Via means of necromantic animation of course, the same way they walk!) in a puddle -well more of a lake really- of wine. Zanzibar looked this way and that, holding his burning sword aloft to cast the walls of the chamber in greenish flame. Not that he had long to ponder upon this newfound situation and its implications, since he could quickly feel a napping at his feet.

He was (barely) fast and deft enough to avoid major damage from the strikes even though he was not all that accustomed to aquatic combat. A sword was far more sluggish to handle underwater too, which was the main reason most aquatic peoples used stabbing weapons as primary armaments.

No matter.

He'd just make the enemies be above the surface when he struck. With a spinning kick, he kicked aloft...

Nothing but more wine. The buggers had moved out of the way. It was difficult to intercept them, taken that they couldn't really be seen through the wine.

"Young lady Coral", he spoke, "You're an enchantress, are you not? Have you anything you can cast to clear the wine, or somehow mark down our enemies? Their near invisibility below the surface is their greatest advantage, and one we should rob from them if at all possible."

quote:

Theantero: Zanzibar, Quickly Defend yourself from winemonsters!
Theantero: /r 4df+2
SidekickBOT: @Theantero: 4df+2 = (b+-b)+2 = 2

I Tie my defense, thus the fishies that attacked me get a boost!

quote:

Theantero: Zanzibar, Flashily Attack winemonsters!
Theantero: /r 4df+4
SidekickBOT: @Theantero: 4df+4 = (++b-)+4 = 5
Yami Fenrir: Well, since you can't see them, they do get a bonus to defense, though
Yami Fenrir: /roll 4df+4
SidekickBOT: @Yami Fenrir: 4df+4 = (+++-)+4 = 6

I Fail my attack! Oh well!

Theantero fucked around with this message at Jun 1, 2017 around 22:46

TheFireMagi
Nov 6, 2011

...She's behind me, isn't she?


Fate Points: 3/3 | Free Invokes: If it bends, I can break it! (Boost)

Unprepared for the tentacle suddenly wrapped around his waist, Oghrul feels himself being pulled into what looks like a very uncomfortable set of spikes. With a snort of annoyance, the orc wraps his own hands around the tendril before kicking off what looks to be a safe spot on the door, breaking free without injury.

quote:

TheFireMagi-Today at 5:17 PM
/roll 4dF+3 #Oghrul Forcefully Defends himself and tries to not get poison spike'd!
SidekickBOT-Today at 5:17 PM
@TheFireMagi: 4dF+3 Oghrul Forcefully Defends himself and tries to not get poison spike'd! = (-++-)+3 = 3 5
Burning my Boost to that make that a tie.

Glancing around the hallway, Oghrul was even more annoyed to see that backup had yet to arrive. What was taking them so long? He and Blackbone hadn’t gone that far into the hallway, so they shouldn’t be out of shouting distance. Unless… something happened to them, was preventing them from assisting.

“Tsk, drat it. Blackbone! Let’s fall back, regroup with the others!”

Seeing no reason to hang around with these immobile (?) doors when the Chief could be in danger, Oghrul motioned for the miner to follow after him before taking off to where they had entered.

Scrree
Jan 15, 2008

WHEN ONE STRIKES THY NEIGHBOR THEY STRIKE THEMSELVES.
WHEN ONE FEEDS THY NEIGHBOR THEY FEED THEMSELVES.
THERE IS NO OTHER.



Fate Points: 4/3 | Boosts: Song of the Water, no, Wine Dancer (One Free Invoke)!| Consequences: None! | Stress: [_] [_] [_]

Coral was frozen in place. She had been stuck, unable to move a muscle, ever since Newbee picked up eight -- that's right, eight whole bottles! The first two had been placed correctly by sheer luck only, but the rest. Oh... that poor puzzle.

A movement in the water wine caught her. Something moving quickly, lurking, shuffling through the murky depths. Whatever it was, it headed right for her tail! With a yelp of fear, she coiled her body tight, trying to get her tail out of the wine-mush!

quote:

Scrree - Today at 6:14 PM
/roll 4dF+3 #Coral Quickly Defends getting Chomped!
SidekickBOT - Today at 6:14 PM
@Scrree: 4dF+3 Coral Quickly Defends getting Chomped! = (b++b)+3 = 5
Coral Defends at 5 versus the monsters attack at 5! No damage is done, but they receive a boost!

Chomp! Coral gets her tail out of the water just in the time! The mysterious monster swam away, only driven further into bloodlust by the near miss.

"Um!" Coral shouts towards Zanzibar, "I don't really do that kind of magic? I mean, I can, but I'm more specialized towards helpful stuff, like --" Coral opens her mouth, places a hand on her throat, and let's out an indescribable noise, "💧💧💃💃💧💧"

quote:

Scrree - Today at 6:14 PM
A tie! They gain a boost!
/roll 4dF+4 #Coral Flashily Creates an Advantage!
SidekickBOT - Today at 6:14 PM
@Scrree: 4dF+4 Coral Flashily Creates an Advantage! = (-b-+)+4 = 3
Vs. a Difficulty of 2! Coral Succeeds and creates a new aspect with one free invoke!

It was not an unpleasant sound, but it was very, very odd. It wasn't something that could be expected to come from a being's throat. It wasn't a hum, or a song, or even a single note -- it was beyond vocalization.

The enchanted 'song' reverberates through the dark room before draping lightly over the backs of Coral's family. The chance is subtle, but distinct. Where before they had sloshed and struggled through the murky wine, now they stepped gracefully, and somehow always managed to land their footfalls on stable ground.

Creating the Aspect: Song of the Water, no, Wine Dancer! with one free invoke! Carol is sharing this aspect with Zanzibar and Mimi. Move with greater alacrity! Magically don't step on any nails!

Arashiofordo3
Nov 5, 2010

Warning, Internet
may prove lethal.



Fate points 2/2 | Stress boxes:

Eww eww ewwww! Ugh, this was gross. "YOU IDIOT NEWBEE!" Mimi yelled up from below. But she was certain that the dragonling hadn't heard her. Next thing she knew Coral was shrieking! Mimi flowed over to her. "Coral! Are you okay?!" Then she noticed the thing in the water. She could feel it readying to pounce. They thought to try that with a Mimi? Please, she was an ultra ambush predator. They'd have to try a lot harder then a water strike.

- - -

@Arashiofordo3: 4df+2 Mimi quickly tries to dodge the attack! = (+-b-)+2 = 1

No damage.

Yami Fenrir - Today at 3:53 PM
I dunno, that sounds more difficult than what a low level spell should be able to do, Especially with AOE (and keeping in mind the fact that we already established that light sources have trouble working under the sludge.) I'll let you do it but I'm going to increase the difficulty for that to 4.

@Arashiofordo3: 4df+3 Mimi cleverly tries to overcome the wine monster's camouflage by making them glow. = (bbbb)+3 = 3
Burning Coral's Song of the Water, no, Wine Dancer! Aspect to add +2

Final result 5

- - -

Mimi felt like dancing, and dance she did, twirling from one step to the next. She felt the ripples of the sludge as the beasts lunged. So she stepped carefully out of the way, reaching out and touching the creature with a simple glowing spell. The spell's name was 'Candle' in the book. A very basic light spell. It makes the thing blessed give off light. Glowing like a arcane crystal! On in this case strange monster hiding in wine sludge. But now there was a tell tail glow. faint. But enough to keep track of them if you were paying attention. But the light would grow the closer they got to the surface. Good luck hiding now! Fuckos! She repeated the feat on the other. Both softly glowing.

"Anyone see any more?"

Tardzilla
Aug 31, 2006

...Can I feel your muscles?



Fate Points: 3 Boost:

Well, Percival had found himself in quite the pickle, stuck in a room, separated from the rest of his allies. Still, he's been through far worse situations than this, and no bars shall hold the mighty hellhound for long!

Percival grabs hold of the iron bar, and, using his mighty corgi strength, bends the bars wide open! Or, at least, he tries to bend them open. He tries, and tries again, putting all his strength into it, but the bars refuse to move. Curse these soft, fluffy paws of his!

The pup, who wants to rush to his allies aid, but can't, given his current situation, begins to howl mournfully. It pains him, more than anything, that he is unable to help his friends. If only he had the strength needed to get out of here.

Tricky
Jun 12, 2007

after a great meal i like to lie on the ground and feel like garbage




Fate Points: 4 | Boosts: None! | Consequences: None! | Stress: [_] [_] [_]

I idly flipped a bottle in my hand. This puzzle wasn't so bad after all! All you had to do was stick 'em in the slot and see what happened! I looked around to see how impressed everyone was by my newfound puzzle mastery, but they seemed to have... Uh. Left? That's weird. And why did it smell like so much wine all of a sudden? I mean, yeah, sure, wine cellar. But wow! Talk about concentrated wine funk. Well, whatever. Not my fault if they're going to wander off like a bunch of children whenever I take my eyes off of 'em.

I grabbed a few more bottles, figuring I might as well finish solving the puzzle for my new baby sister while she did some sightseeing or whatever it was she was up to, but a faint, horribly sad noise caught my attention. Was that a howl? It sounded like... Sir Percival? He must be in trouble! Forget this dumb puzzle, I'm not about to let my best friend be sad and alone! The bottles clinked as they dropped back to the floor in a rough pile. Mustering every bit of speed that the Ring of Flight could give me, I zipped and zagged around corners getting closer and closer to the source of the howling.

Finally, I slid around a corner and saw him. He was safe! So, so fuzzy and safe. But he was locked in a room with a bunch of big iron bars holding him prisoner. Not on my watch! I grabbed the two bars in the middle and gave Percival a quick kiss on his fuzzy forehead, "Don't worry, Sir Percival, I've got your back!" Taking a deep breath, I summoned forth all of the might of a dark dragon! The iron bars groaned and bent under my incredible power, then I ripped the door straight out of the wall and tossed it to the floor!

quote:

SidekickBOT - Today at 11:16 AM
@Tricky: 4dF+4 Newbee attempts to Bend Bars and Lift Gates! (Forceful Overcome, Difficulty 3) = (b-+b)+4 = 4

The Overcome Succeeds and Percival is freed from his prison!

JohnOfOrdo3
Nov 7, 2011

My other car is an asteroid



Fate Points: 3/3 | Boosts: - | Consequences: - (mild) splintered bone | Stress: - [x] [ ] [ ]

Blackbone watches the ork break free and walk past him into the corridor as he continues to be slammed back on the spikes. It was more than a little inconvenient, and the rhythmic thumping reminded him of his first few swings of his pick against rock so many hours ago. Though he had learned quickly to change how he swung at the difficult material, this door was clueless and continued to slam the spikes though the same holes in his rib cage. As the Door brought him out for another slam, he placed his pickaxes against each side of the corridor and felt the tips sink between the cracks, anchoring him. He then planted his feet on the ground and started to pull himself forward with the slowly unstoppable force of a being that doesn't have muscles to grow tired with. Either the door would let him go. Or it would be pulled off the wall.

quote:

Yami Fenrir - Today at 8:03 PM
Mimic Door continues to slam Blackbone against itself!
/roll 4df+4
SidekickBOT - Today at 8:03 PM
@Yami Fenrir: 4df+4 = (bb--)+4 = 2

quote:

SidekickBOT - Today at 11:14 PM
@JohnOfOrdo3: 4df+4 Blackbone continues to forcefully ignore the door made of spikes and hate = (b-+b)+4 = 4

With a sound of something not unlike flesh tearing Blackbone found the coils around him slackening and without even glancing back began to drag himself down the corridor after the Ork. He could feel the even weakening pulling coming from the door as it tried to strain against his strength. New tendrils reaching out to try and get it's grip back. He took a moment to fish into his now completely ragged clothing and fish out a pinkish gem, the colour of a slowly creeping dawn. Not the strongest of enchanted fire stones, the colour itself gave that away. But by no means the weakest he'd come across. He threw it over his shoulder, feeling the whump of heat on his back as it's cracking released it's energies in the confined corridor.

quote:

Yami Fenrir - Today at 11:10 PM
difficulty 1... but if you fail you smash it on yourself :p

SidekickBOT - Today at 11:21 PM
@JohnOfOrdo3: 4df+1 Blackbone flashily creates a wall of fire by using an enchanted gemstone = (+-++)+1 = 3

He heard the sizzle and the grasping stopped as it's nerves were cauterised by the merrily burning flame. He skulked after the Oghrul, hoping he wouldn't say anything about the pitiful battle he'd fought to the Baron.

Yami Fenrir
Jan 25, 2015

Is it I that is insane... or the rest of the world?

quote:

Aspects:
Song of the Water, no, Wine Dancer!


Enemies:

Mimic Doors (dual mini-bosses) (missing)
Left door: * ** *** Mild Boost: Lesser Strength
Right door: * ** *** Mild Boost: Poison Spikes


Groups of Wine Piranha
First group: * ** Boost: Feeding Frenzy
Second group: * ** Boost: Snake Eater
Third group: * **


Distilled Spirit (Mini-Boss)
* ** *** Mild

Zanzibar

Again, the creatures below attack you, but this time you see it coming! It jumps out of the water to try and bite you, and you realize... that it is a Wine Piranha! Part of you is wondering how the hell such a lifeform makes sense, the other part of you is too busy dodging it's lunge.

quote:

SidekickBOT - Today at 3:17 PM
@Yami Fenrir: 4df+2 Wine Piranha tries to nibble Zanzibar! = (--b-)+2 = -1
Yami Fenrir - Today at 3:17 PM
hmm, I will use the boost it generated to reroll that
/roll 4df+2 #take 2
SidekickBOT - Today at 3:17 PM
@Yami Fenrir: 4df+2 take 2 = (b+bb)+2 = 3


Coral

Thanks to the combined efforts of Mimi and yourself, you should be a little bit safer!

Keyword being should.

You barely managed to complete your song before you realize that Wine Piranha is coming for round two!

And oh man does it look hungry!

quote:

Yami Fenrir - Today at 3:26 PM
/roll 4df+2 #Wine Piranha discovers its taste for snek!
SidekickBOT - Today at 3:26 PM
@Yami Fenrir: 4df+2 Wine Piranha discovers its taste for snek! = (-bb+)+2 = 2 4
Yami Fenrir - Today at 3:27 PM
also using the boost right away
this time for a +2


Mimi

After you cast your spell, you realize that it's not one, or two, not even three, but TWELVE Wine Piranhas that are swarming around you! Oh dear. At the very least you know where they are now! But due to the huge number it's kind of hard to dodge!


/roll 4df+2 #Wine Piranhas take a bite at Mimi!
SidekickBOT - Today at 3:32 PM
@Yami Fenrir: 4df+2 Wine Piranhas take a bite at Mimi! = (b-+-)+2 = 1


Newbee

As you break into the rip the door out of its hinges, you suddenly feel a strange force pushing you inward. Suddenly, the entire room goes dark, and the entrance melts into the shadows!

What the hell?!


Missile

Newbee comes to your rescue! But... something just happened! The room is now very dark, and...

A chandelier just lights up, it's candles glowing in a ghastly light blue, so muted it's nearly white! Coating the room in a strange light, it all creates a very eerie atmosphere.

Suddenly, you see something rise from the ground! It's... a GHOST!




Greeting you two with an eerie scream, it seems that this spirit isn't happy about your presence!

It charges forward, diving straight for Missile! As it does, it turns more transparent, and...


quote:

Yami Fenrir - Today at 3:50 PM
/roll 4df+3 #Distilled Spirit attempts to possess Missile!
SidekickBOT - Today at 3:50 PM
@Yami Fenrir: 4df+3 Distilled Spirit attempts to possess Missile! = (++b-)+3 = 4


Oghrul, Blackbone

Running back to where the Group just was, you find...

Nobody. Not even Lady Midnight! The only thing left in the puzzle room are a knocked over bottles. What the hell? Where did everyone go?

Yami Fenrir fucked around with this message at Jun 8, 2017 around 14:02

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...


Fate Points: 3/2 | Boosts: - | Consequences: - | Stress: [ ] [ ] [ ]

Zanzibar stepped above the surface, his footwork light and graceful now that he was no longer burdened with being submerged. Indeed, he managed to play the role of a regal champion fairly well despite the fact he was soaked in wine all over. A fact which might have caused him consternation, if he were not totally focused on following the glowing points of the piranhas underwine. He gazed upon them, and then unfurled his cloak (he couldn't completely remove or discard it of course, due to it being cursed), and started waving and undulating it about himself as the piranhas started approaching.

Then they jumped at him. And as they did, Zanzibar was quick to [uncanny sidestep] out of the way, the creatures biting nothing but air as the cloak too was yanked from front of them, finding nothing but his burning blade then skewering and slashing through them.

Zanzibar kept this display up for a while, until the entire group that had been harassing him was dealt with.

"Olé", he quipped.

quote:

Theantero: /roll 4df+4 #Zanzibar will Flashily Defend against piranhas by piranha fighting with his garish as hell cloak! Olé!
SidekickBOT: @Theantero: 4df+4 Zanzibar will Flashily Defend against piranhas by piranha fighting with his garish as hell cloak! Olé! = (++++)+4 = 8

I Succeed with Style, thus gaining the Boost: Piranha Fighter

quote:

Theantero: /roll 4df+4 #Will Zanzibar manage to Flashily Attack the fishes during this display, or will he remain on the defensive only?
SidekickBOT : @Theantero: 4df+4 Will Zanzibar manage to Flashily Attack the fishes during this display, or will he remain on the defensive only? = (-+b+)+4 = 5
Yami Fenrir: /r 4df+2 #Fishies defend
SidekickBOT: @Yami Fenrir: 4df+2 Fishies defend = (+++b)+2 = 5
I burn both my Boosts (Banefireslash, Piranhafighter), thus gaining +4 to my roll.

I deal the Firstgroup of Piranhas 4 shifts of damage, that they cannot deal with and thus die.

Theantero fucked around with this message at Jun 10, 2017 around 12:55

Scrree
Jan 15, 2008

WHEN ONE STRIKES THY NEIGHBOR THEY STRIKE THEMSELVES.
WHEN ONE FEEDS THY NEIGHBOR THEY FEED THEMSELVES.
THERE IS NO OTHER.



Fate Points: 4/3 | Boosts: Song of the Water, no, Wine Dancer! Just Drunk Enough (One Free Invoke)![/b]| Consequences: None! | Stress: [_] [_] [_]

"Ah!" Coral yells as a Wine Piranha snaps at her tail. She pulls it out of the water just in time.

"Ah!!" Another high-pitched cry as a Piranha bites at her hand. Coral clenches her fingers into a tight fist, and the Piranha's jaws close at where their tips had been hanging.

"~~!!" This scream was so high pitched it wasn't audible to normal ears. If Missle was in the room, he'd have winced in pain. A Piranha launched itself out of the wine at Coral's face, jaw open, and she leaned back just in time to watch it sail over her face.

quote:

Scrree - Today at 2:08 PM
/roll 4df+3 #Coral Quickly Dodges away!
SidekickBOT - Today at 2:08 PM
@Scrree: 4df+3 Coral Quickly Dodges away! = (+bb+)+3 = 5

Coral backed herself against the wall of the room. She turned to her older siblings for guidance. Mimi was dancing around the room, reaching into the wine, and where her hands came up where the Piranha's glowed a bright, viable light. "Wow! That's really helpful, Sis!" Next was Zanzibar, who was already just slicing and dicing several of the Piranha's to bits! "Haha! My siblings are so cool!" The Naga yells to Lady Midnight. Once again, she was struck by how great being existent was.

An excitement coursed through her body. Suddenly. her trident was in her hand, steel glinting dimly from the moving lights of the Piranhas. Scout, and support caster, those were the two roles written into her at creation, and she had fulfilled both of those admirably. But here, in this... well, not water, but close enough! Here, in this flooded room, Coral realized she wasn't just limited to those two roles. No, here, she could be a predator.

She pushes herself off the wall, tail making a large wave of wine as it paddles her forward. With her trident in hand, she swims into a group of the glowing fish...

quote:

Scrree - Today at 2:12 PM
/roll 4df+5 #angry angry sneky (Coral Quickly Attacks!)(edited)
SidekickBOT - Today at 2:12 PM
@Scrree: 4df+5 angry angry sneky = (++--)+5 = 5
Success with Style! Reducing Damage by One to get a Boost, but that's still enough to WIPE THEM OUT!

thwak! One piranha on the trident. thwak! A new neighbor appears. thwak! A third piranha adorns the trident's spikes, making it look more like a Rod of Light than a weapon.

Coral charges the final piranha of the group. Her trident might be stuffed with dead fish, but that doesn't mean she's ran out of weapons! splash! She falls fully into the water, right on top of the fish. splash! She rises out, the Wine Piranha flapping wildly in her mouth. Then, in an oddly silent motion, she swallows it whole.

"Hey! They're actually--" burp "Excuse me! They're actually pretty tasty!"

Coral looks back at her siblings and creator with a smile on her face. A light, ahem, buzz of pleasant emotions coming from her freshly filled stomach.

Creating the boost: Just Drunk Enough!

Arashiofordo3
Nov 5, 2010

Warning, Internet
may prove lethal.



Careful +1 | Clever +3 | Flashy +0 | Forceful +1 | Quick +2 | Sneaky +3
Fate points 2/2 | Stress boxes:

- - -

SidekickBOT - Today at 7:26 PM
@Arashiofordo3: 4df+2 Mimi attempts to Quickly Dodge the Parana's attacks! = (++-b)+2 = 3

- - -

Mimi ducked and weaved the fishy frenzy. Pulling and shifting her mass as only she could. It was hard for the little biting buggers to get a handle on her, especially when she didn't have to follow the basic laws of biology! She glanced at her brother and sister. Each of them had their own way to deal with this. But Coral's idea was genius! Fighting fire with fire! Mimi had the biggest bite around. Some might complain she was all talk, but they were wrong. She was all MOUTH. With lots of big sharp pointy teeth!

- - -

SidekickBOT - Today at 7:38 PM
@Arashiofordo3: 4df+2 Mimi Quickly Attacks the Glowing Fish with her teeth = (b+b+)+2 = 4
@Yami Fenrir: 4df+2 piranha dodge = (+b-+)+2 = 3

1 shift of damage.

- - -

She waited for one of the fishes to leap, and opened a mouth where it was going. CHOMP!

"Hey! You're right! These are pretty good! Could use some cooking through." She agrees with Coral over the sound of crunching bones.

JohnOfOrdo3
Nov 7, 2011

My other car is an asteroid



Fate Points: 3/3 | Boosts: - | Consequences: - (mild) splintered bone | Stress: - [x] [ ] [ ]

Blackbone peers around the now empty room and feels a slight shiver up his spine.

"Hey... Did we get ditched? I think they ditched us! As if it wasn't bad enough that Shorty the wonder hound abandoned us seconds before we're attacked..."

He turned to look back the way they came. Aware that the only think stopping the mimics was a merry little fire. Once that was out the only back up they'd have is the steps they'd have to take backwards to avoid an attack.

"Oghrul! We need a plan! Use that smarty smart brain of yours. I'll... fortify our position"

Blackbone cast around for things he could use. There... wasn't a whole lot. A couple of empty barrels, some spare planks that at one point must have been shelves. But it was a start. He cracked his knuckles and set to work.

quote:

Yami Fenrir - Yesterday at 11:40 PM
(difficulty) 2. Stuff's a bit sparse where you ran to - aka the puzzle area (which you can't touch because DUNGEON RULES)

@JohnOfOrdo3: 4df+1 Blackbone attempts to Carefully create an advantage by constructing a baricade = (b-+b)+1 = 1

"Okay... now stay... staaaay" Blackbone squatted down, made a small adjustment and carefully took his hands away from the plank. He watched as it immediately seesawed on the rounded part of the barrel he was attempting to balance it on, it wobbled then one end hit the floor and stayed there. Blackbone cursed and tried to set it back up to balance. Failing again to achieve the desired result. If he could cast magic this kind of thing wouldn't happen to him. No he'd have a dozen different spells for walls already lined up for just such an occasion. He wiped the none existent sweat from his forehead and concentrated on the plank with the kind of focus that would set win a staring contest with a cat. He lifts up the plank for another try, and the barrel begins to gently roll away, leaving him frozen staring at the spot it was in. He slowly turns to glance at Oghrul to see if he was paying attention to this utter bullshit. Before slowly shuffling after the barrel, plank held riggedly out, staying in the crouched position as he went. Like a DIY enthused wombat.

failed to create an advantage. It's up to you Magi (no pressure or anything)

Tardzilla
Aug 31, 2006

...Can I feel your muscles?



Fate Points: 3 Boost: Drunk Dog Power!

Oh, no! A ghost! And it's trying to possess Percival! This might be a problem... if he wasn't a paladin who was used to dealing with the undead! Percival, using his holy doggo might, resists the ghost's possession with ease!

quote:

@Hugzilla: 4df+3 Percival Carefully Defends against the ghost with his holy doggo might! = (+-+b)+3 = 4

Yami Fenrir - Today at 5:27 PM
anyway, @Hugzilla yes, you'd need to overcome an aspect tied to yourself - it's got no invokes, but it has negative effects due to the ghosts stunt
namely, you feel really drunk, and get -1 to rolls that require focus

"Hah! You cannot posses me that easily, you foul fiend!" He barks out, "For I am Percival Jasper! Lady Midnight's holy protector! And together with my friend and ally, Newbie, we will.... we will.... we will..." Huh. When did everything get so... blurry? "We will.... weeeeeeeeeee wiiiiiiilllllllll... *hic* What... what was I trying to shay again?"

Oh, dear. It seems the after-effects of the ghost's possession made the pup really, really drunk.

"Oh yea! We're gonna KICK yoooooouuuuuuuuuuur ghosty *hic* rear end!" He slurs, "We're going to *hic* kick it shhhhoooooooooooooo haaaaaaaaaaard *hic*" He drunkenly spins over to Newbie, "Dragon friend! I'm going... to do *hic* the thing.... the thing that I... I always do *hic* The glowy... thing..." He holds out a glowing paw, and stumbles over to Newbie, trying to apply an offensive buff on her. Unfortunately, he trips over his own feet, and lands, head first, onto the ground. Not exactly Percival's finest moment.

"*Hic!*"

quote:

@Hugzilla: 4df+4 Percival is going to Carefully Create an Advantage by buffing Newbie up to make her hit even harder! While Drunk! (-1 from negative effects) = (b--b)+4 = 2

Creating the Boost: Drunk Dog Power!

Tricky
Jun 12, 2007

after a great meal i like to lie on the ground and feel like garbage




Fate Points: 4 | Boosts: None! | Consequences: None! | Stress: [_] [_] [_]

Whoah! The room sucked me in? And now there's a spooky ghost! Ugh, ghosts are the worst! They're super creepy! I look over at Percival, just in time to see the ghost try and go in him. And... do something else to him? He seems a little different as he attempts to cast one of his many spells on me. I wince as he trips over himself and faceplants into the floor instead. Ouch. I tentatively ask, "Are you okay, Sir Percival?"

Well, even if he got cursed or something, I'm still more than enough to deal with this spooky spirit! I flex my hands, my claws shooting out to their full length, and charge straight at it!

Attack posted:

SidekickBOT - Today at 7:37 AM
@Tricky: 4dF+4 Newbee gets her rip and tear on! (Forceful Attack) = (-++-)+4 = 4

SidekickBOT - Today at 7:38 AM
@Yami Fenrir: 4df+3 spoopy ghost defense = (-+-+)+3 = 3

The Attack Succeeds and deals 1-stress.

My claws rip through the spirit with ease, but it's like I'm cutting through air! It reforms almost immediately. Man, ghosts really are the worst.

TheFireMagi
Nov 6, 2011

...She's behind me, isn't she?


Fate Points: 3/3 | Free Invokes:

Empty. The room was empty. That wasn’t right. Where had the Chief, and the others, gone? Ahead? Nowhere to go except down that hallway, and the orc hadn’t seen any of them pass by. Speaking of, where had Percival gone? The hellpup was right behind them not so long ago, yet he was nowhere to be seen now. This was odd. Very odd. And, frankly, even somewhat worrying to the soldier. Leave them alone for one second, and they manage to get themselves into trouble. Figures. Oghrul frowns at Blackbone’s words, replying,

“Settle down. We don’t know what happened here yet, so don’t be leaping to conclusions about them leaving us behind. Have more faith in the Chief.”

So if they didn’t abandon them, and they hadn’t passed them, what had happened here? Perhaps… perhaps something in this room was to blame. Oghrul began to pace around, checking the walls, the floors, even various objects. Behind him he was dimly aware of Blackbone doing… something, but the orc was too focused on his task to pay much attention. Whatever it was, he figured the miner lich had a good reason. As Oghrul kneeled down and scanned his surroundings, his eyes eventually caught an oddity in the tilework. Whereas most of the room was still covered in a thick layer of dust, at least the parts he and the others hadn't walked by, there was one section completely devoid of any dust whatsoever.

“Strange. What-”

The orc paused mid-thought as he watches a barrel roll by, finally turning to see Blackbone attempting to erect some sort of barricade, by the looks of it. Attempting, of course, being the key word there. Oghrul looks Blackbone eye-to-eye-socket before sighing, and just saying,

“It’s a good idea. Keep it up.”

quote:

TheFireMagi-Today at 2:21 PM
/roll 4dF+3 #Oghrul is Carefully Creating an Advantage as he searches the room for any signs of where the heck his party has gone!
SidekickBOT-Today at 2:21 PM
@TheFireMagi: 4dF+3 Oghrul is Carefully Creating an Advantage as he searches the room for any signs of where the heck his party has gone! = (+-b+)+3 = 4
Finding the Aspect Resetting Floor...? and getting a free invoke on it.

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Yami Fenrir
Jan 25, 2015

Is it I that is insane... or the rest of the world?

quote:

Aspects:
Song of the Water, no, Wine Dancer!


Enemies:

Mimic Doors (dual mini-bosses) (missing)
Left door: * ** *** Mild Boost: Lesser Strength
Right door: * ** *** Mild Boost: Poison Spikes


Groups of Wine Piranha
First group: * ** Boost: Feeding Frenzy
Second group: * ** Boost: Snake Eater
Third group: * **


Distilled Spirit (Mini-Boss)
* ** *** Mild Boost: Holy Power


Zanzibar, Coral, Mimi

Having thinned the school of piranha's out a little, only a lonely two fishies remain. Surely, these will be taken care of by one of you very quickly, especially as they try to get a last-ditch nibble into Coral!


quote:

SidekickBOT - Today at 6:09 PM
@Yami Fenrir: 4df+2 Wine Piranha suicides into Coral probably = (----)+2 = -2
Yami Fenrir - Today at 6:09 PM
... wow.

Painfully obvious, and now actually outnumbered, the two piranhas pose little threat.

But...

That's step one. Now how the hell do you get out of this place?


Oghrul, Blackbone

The attack that Blackbone feared would come... never materialized. It seems the mimics chose not to chase you. Well, that's both good and bad, isn't it?

Regardless, it gives Oghrul some time to think about the situation. The complete lack of dust is a bit strange. Even if the floor was a trapdoor, it'd have some dust remain on it. It'd make sense for a trap to be here, but clearly it's not simply mechanical. But...

Wait, then what about magic! Some sort of translocation magic would be a pretty good explanation for this anomaly. Perhaps this is the result of someone bruteforcing the puzzle?

... Well, Newbee WAS part of the group that remained here. It suddenly all makes sense!


Newbee, Missile

Having touched Missile, the spirit suddenly begins to glow golden! Could it be that it absorbed holy magic from Missile?! And at the same time, did... SOMETHING to him. Oh dear. This might be a problem. Seemingly not satisfied with its attempt, and nearly unfazed by Newbee's attack, the spirit goes for another charge attack, this time attempting to possess Newbee! Oh no!


quote:

Yami Fenrir - Today at 6:17 PM
/roll 4df+3 #Distilled Spirit attempts to possess Newbee!
SidekickBOT - Today at 6:17 PM
@Yami Fenrir: 4df+3 Distilled Spirit attempts to possess Newbee! = (-+bb)+3 = 3

Scrree
Jan 15, 2008

WHEN ONE STRIKES THY NEIGHBOR THEY STRIKE THEMSELVES.
WHEN ONE FEEDS THY NEIGHBOR THEY FEED THEMSELVES.
THERE IS NO OTHER.



Fate Points: 4/3 | Boosts: Follow the Burp? (One Free Invoke), Just Drunk Enough (One Free Invoke)![/b]| Consequences: None! | Stress: [_] [_] [_]

"Combat Encounter, won!" Coral raises her trident in the air victoriously, "Do do do do, do, do, do do do!" Right now, she felt good. Oddly good. There was this pleasant bubbling in her stomach, and she inexplicably wanted to dance and sing! Could it've been the wine piranha she ate? Maybe! For some reason, she felt like not worrying about it right now!

While the battle might've been won, the war was neverending. The war against puzzles. Coral narrowed her eyes, the right thing to do when trapped in a maze was to rest your left hand on the wall, take every left when you have the chance, and map the entire thing in a consistent and straightforward manner. Buuuuuut she could also help by singing, and that just seemed more fun.

"I'm going to," hic, oh, where did that come from? "I'm going to sing, and the path that echos the longest will be the one with no dead end." She raised a finger, "And that'll probably be the way out!"

With that, she once again set her hand on her throat, took a deep breath, and...

quote:

Scrree - Today at 6:33 PM
/roll 4df+4 #Coral is just, so, useful!
SidekickBOT - Today at 6:33 PM
@Scrree: 4df+4 Coral is just, so, useful! = (b-b-)+4 = 2
Flashily Creating an Advantage through song! Difficulty was three. Failure!

Too much variation. For whatever reason, Coral could not keep her tone under control. It was impossible to locate the echo when the sound shifted from moment-to-moment. Frustrated at her own clumsiness, Coral redoubled her efforts. Maybe if she was just loud enough, it wouldn't matter that her voice was an utter cacophony of notes? What she needed was one, very strong, sound, but the note she was aiming for kept slipping from her grasp...

Burning the boost, Just Drunk Enough, to push the roll into a success!

Burp!

How could she have expected it? She'd never been drunk in her life! A pocket of gas, racing up her body, escaping through her esophagus, resounds throughout the darkened maze in a single, loud note.

Coral buries her head in her hands. Being intoxicated just became a lot less fun. Still, she manages to squeak out through her shame, "The path that echos the longest should be the way forward!"

Creating the Advantage Follow the Burp? with one free invoke, and sharing it with everyone within earshot!

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Tricky
Jun 12, 2007

after a great meal i like to lie on the ground and feel like garbage




Fate Points: 3 | Boosts: None! | Consequences: None! | Stress: [_] [_] [_]

I bring my arms up to block the ghost's charge. I saw the weird thing it did to Sir Percival! I don't want anything like that to happen to me! The ghost runs straight into my arms and bounces off, but then it goes all misty and tries to sneak through! I'm not about to let that stand. Drawing on all of my unlimited draconic power, I shout really loud and focus all of my energy on my scales. Black energy crackles across me and the mist recoils from it just as it was about to go inside me!

quote:

SidekickBOT - Today at 8:11 AM
@Tricky: 4dF+4 Is Newbee's dragon bullshit stronger than a ghost? (Forceful Defend) = (-b-b)+4 = 2 4

Spending an FP for +2. Tagging 'Dark Knight, Darker Dragon' to resist the attempt at possession!

The Defense Succeeds.

I crack my neck, then charge at the ghost. Ghosts are the worst! They're creepy and gross and not even satisfying to rip in half! I swing my claws towards it again, but this time it gets all shiny and weird! Maybe it took something from Sir Percival? Whatever it did, my claws just bounced off. It's not glowing anymore, though, so it better prepare itself...

quote:

SidekickBOT - Today at 8:23 AM
@Tricky: 4dF+4 Newbee rips and tears a ghost! (Forceful Attack) = (-b++)+4 = 5

SidekickBOT - Today at 8:24 AM
@Yami Fenrir: 4df+3 Spoopy ghost defense = (b+-+)+3 = 4 6

Ghost spends its boost 'Holy Power' for a +2.

The Attack Fails.

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