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You feel your feet swept from under you as your once clan-mates take you arm in arm. And like that, you're on your back being dragged out of the den. You knew you should have kept your skills a secret. Goblin society is remarkably swift at dealing with threats to the clans' structure.

As your heels are torn raw on the cave floor, you spot different sections of the den and reminisce. There, that was the food pit. And there, the gore nest. You had dreamt for a long time of having clan-mates recognize your skills, And you had prepared yourself for any actions they may take. The wilds aren't kind to lone Goblins. But you never imagined you’d feel such dread at being exiled. Either way, out of any Goblins, you are surly the most likely to survive being exiled. After all, you are

>Remarkably smart. You’ve learned the languages of the pale-men and spiky-ears through books and notes you found in the gore nest. It wasn’t a lot, and maybe it did fill your head with grand ideas slaying dragons and increasing tariffs. But it made you a much better thinkin Goblin then them

>A master of combat. You don’t know much, but you’re very good and leaving pale-men in heavily gored piles of flesh. The chief saw this and knew it was only a matter of time till you overtook him. He obviously made the first move. But it’s his loss as you could take down far more prey than any other green'n around.
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>>3805292
>Remarkably smart. You’ve learned the languages of the pale-men and spiky-ears through books and notes you found in the gore nest. It wasn’t a lot, and maybe it did fill your head with grand ideas slaying dragons and increasing tariffs. But it made you a much better thinkin Goblin then them
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>>3805292
>Remarkably smart. You’ve learned the languages of the pale-men and spiky-ears through books and notes you found in the gore nest. It wasn’t a lot, and maybe it did fill your head with grand ideas slaying dragons and increasing tariffs. But it made you a much better thinkin Goblin then them
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>>3805298
>>3805310

After all, you are remarkably smart. You’ve learned the languages of the pale men and spikey ears through books and notes you found in the gore nest. It wasn’t a lot, and maybe it did fill your head with grand ideas slaying dragons and increasing tariffs. But it made you a much better thinkin Goblin then them.

The cave walls slowly emerge from a deep blue to a flashy bright yellow as the mouth of the den nears. Only a moment more, and your captors halt. You feel their bodies tense as you are tossed out of the dens entry and into the forest’s underbrush. You look back, only to find them drawing their weapons. The left most goblin, Gal, readies his knife. The one he uses to gore the pale-men. And to the right, Mor points his spear at you. With no weapons of your own, you have no choice but to back up further out of reach.

Gal spits at you. "Ye took this to yersef. Doin'em pro-fain thins lik I saw.". Ah so it was Gal who snitched. It makes sense. He did walk in on you

>Playing the songs of the Pale men. You've become very versed in their language, even to the point that you can play their music. Not the hard stuff, but the ones that only use the one strings. Some of em' make lights n special sounds when you play em.

>Chanting the witch-words of the spike-ears. You aren't very well versed in the common tongue, but you have learned the chants they use to make lights and fire and water.

>Mergin scrap together. Ain't nothin too special, but you can make some fancy stuff from what trash the hunters haul in. lik glowy cubes or angry spoons. Cubes that glow. Spoons that shout.
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Night. Im out for sleep.
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>>3805332
>Chanting the witch-words of the spike-ears. You aren't very well versed in the common tongue, but you have learned the chants they use to make lights and fire and water.
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>>3805332
>>Chanting the witch-words of the spike-ears. You aren't very well versed in the common tongue, but you have learned the chants they use to make lights and fire and water.
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>>3805332
>Mergin scrap together. Ain't nothin too special, but you can make some fancy stuff from what trash the hunters haul in. lik glowy cubes or angry spoons. Cubes that glow. Spoons that shout.
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>>3805332
>Chanting the witch-words of the spike-ears. You aren't very well versed in the common tongue, but you have learned the chants they use to make lights and fire and water.
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>>Chanting the witch-words of the spike-ears. You aren't very well versed in the common tongue, but you have learned the chants they use to make lights and fire and water.
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>>3805399
>>3805407
>>3805411
>>3805524

He did walk in on you Chanting the witch-words of the spike-ears. You aren't very well versed in the common tongue, but you have learned the chants they use to make lights and fire and water. Something no other goblins been able to do. At least not to your knowledge.

You don't have much to say to Gal. You didn't know much about him save for his exploits in gathering food. And so, with options to consider, you move deeper into the foliage.

So... you're on your own. It's both terrifying and a relief. First things first, you check what you have on hand.

>Inventory

-WEAPONS-
{}

-SPELLS-
{Candle-Light}
{Flame-Shot}
{Water-Spawn}

-FOOD-
{}

-MISC-
1/2 {Blood-stained Cookbook}
1 {Blood-stained letter home}
3 {Page of Spike-ear witch-words}

You sweat at the sight of no weapons or food. But it'll be okay, right? Pale-men only travel on the roads to begin with, so till nightfall you should be safe from danger as long as you avoid those.

Okay, now that inventory has been taken, time to question what comes next. Where to go and what's important.

>Move east. You remember the hunting parties talk of hills which housed big lizards. That could serve as a new den for you.

>Move west. It seems most of the pale-men and Spike-ears come from the west. And where the Pale-men rest, there is bound to be food.

>Move North. Little is known of what was positioned north of your old den, but word around the clan hinted that it could be where your former chief came from.

>Move South. You know not of what lies south of the den. The unknown is scary, but surly there lies something useful?
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>>3805819
>Move South. You know not of what lies south of the den. The unknown is scary, but surly there lies something useful?
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>>3805819
>>Move South. You know not of what lies south of the den. The unknown is scary, but surly there lies something useful?
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>>3805819
>Move west. It seems most of the pale-men and Spike-ears come from the west. And where the Pale-men rest, there is bound to be food.
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>>3805879
>>3805973

>Move South. You know not of what lies south of the den. The unknown is scary, but surly there lies something useful?

You begin your march southward, staring towards the sun uncomfortably to get your reigns. Out of the books you've read, you have learned a few interesting things. First, that Pale-men navigate not through scent but through signs. Signs that they create or that are already there. Like where the sun is in the sky, or what side of a tree moss grows on. Though many a goblin reveres them as the scourge of the earth, you can’t help but grin toothily at their ingenuity where goblins have none. Second is that they don’t like eating bloody foods. You don't understand that one. If you don't eat the food while it's fresh and bloody, doesn’t it become putrid? Why would you wait except to dry and fry for storage? Cooking is just a confounding thing, but the Pale-men seem to do it a lot.

You walk south through most of the day, and the sun is 3/4 ths through the sky when you finally find something of interest.

You make it to a gorge in the earth. 20 paces wide, but 200 long. Within, you see the forest merged with ancient architecture, the likes of which you've never seen before. Tree trunks spiraling around and crushing ancient pillars. Bridges between the sides of the gorge far below house outcrops of luscious grass and deep green moss. The plant-life seems to have damaged the stone as much as reinforce it. Pale-men build on the ground. And from what you’ve read, Spike-ears build in the trees. You aren't familiar with what could have built such a structure within the ground.

You stand there, analyzing the structure from above. The trees within are filled with squirrels, which could make a good meal if you are able to catch them. You even spot a fawn at the far end of the gorge within a distant corridor carved into the rock-wall. However, your hungry glare is cut short by the sound of chatting. “Where do want it a be? So How are food water-hungry?” Your understanding of the language isn’t very good. It sounds like common-tongue and is pertaining to food. The sound echoes out of the gorge. You stare vigilantly from the brush at the formation's mouth.

>1/2
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>>3805862
>>3805879
>>3805973

After a few moments, you spot a group walking across one of the bridges between the sides of the gorge. You are able to spot three tall and two short. The short ones are carrying weapons, so they are likely the tiny pale-men. Some of the notes in the gore-pit referred to them as… half-lings? Half...things? Something like that. They are smaller than a Pale-man, with a wider face compared to their bodies. They are far more cunning. The three tall are likely Pale-men or spike-ears. All of them are armed and deadly, it looks. The voice you hear seems to be one of the Pale-men who is waving his flask in the air noisily. Maybe complaining it’s empty? They are all haggard in some manner, and the tall man in the back, a tower of a foe, has an ugly head slung across his shoulder like a sack. The head is green and fat, far larger than a goblin head.

You aren't sure what you should do, but after a few moments of consideration, you decide to

>Stay hidden till they are good and gone. You like the look of this place, but not the look of them

>Shout out to them. Maybe it’s time to try and take a leap. They could be… nice? (Roll D100)

>Try to sneakily slide into the gorge. Maybe following them, or at least having them near could prove useful (Roll D100)

>Slowly walk away and continue south. This place isn’t worth it. Far too dangerous.

>Fire a flame-shot at them. Who knows, it could hit. Worst case, you could run. (Roll D100)

>Write-in
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Rolled 27 (1d100)

>>3805995
>Shout out to them. Maybe it’s time to try and take a leap. They could be… nice?
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>>3806030

“WATER! Er… FRIENDS!!!!”, you shout. Dammit. You’re nervous AND you don’t speak common fluently.

Even before you finish speaking, the tall person at the front of the party, who bears a hood, is staring directly at you. The eyes of the entity under the hood bore into you. Then it speaks.

“Looks like we got ourselves a goblin…” The feminine voice that comes from the hood sounds tired and annoyed. She aims a bow towards you confidently and knocks an arrow.

“Hol-on Hess. There's a part you left out. It’s a… talkin goblin?” The man who was holding his flask in the air lowers his hand onto the arms which the female is using to pull back the bow’s string.

“So what? It’s a goblin.” She says, looking back at the flask-man. Her stare suggests she is only getting rid of an annoyance. A pest.

The tower-man in the back was scanning the lip of the gorge in search of you. He finally spots you and smiles. “By my shit, it is a goblin! You sure it was that their goblin was talking?”

“Yes, the goblin spoke in common. I heard it and I even saw it partly.” She responds to the tower-man.
“But it’s still a goblin. I don’t see why it talking should make it any less of a menace.”

They continue their debate, the woman’s bow and steady hand trained on you the whole time. And then you notice something odd. Both the Half… things. They’re gone. You aren't very concerned with this as you still have a weapon pointed at you. You decide to

>duck down into the brush once more. It’d take time for that arrow to travel the hundred or so paces distance between you, so it wouldn’t be too big a risk. Just wait till they leave.

>Speak to them. Why should your fate be left to them without your own say. (what will you say?)

>Write in
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>>3806177
>Speak to them. Why should your fate be left to them without your own say.
"I'm goblin, but not clan. More like pale skin than stupids in cave."
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>>3806230

“I’m goblin. Not clan. More like Pale-skins then stupid in cave” You manage to speak out.

The one wielding the bow doesn’t seem to falter. The tower-man in the back chuckles at this. “I’ll be damned. It really can talk! You ever saw a goblin that can speak common?”

“Never-mind the talking thing. A goblin that’s all alone is undoubtedly a patriarch. It’ll start a colony and infest the nearby area within no time. It has to go” The women say.

The flask-man responds next. “You think that scrawny bean is a patriarch? That just looks like a normal goblin to me. It’s not ripped and it’s not tall. In fact, it looks particularly gaunt.”

The women's eyebrows lower in frustration. “Are we really arguing over whether or not to kill a goblin?”

The tower-man smiles towards you. Wait, no… behind you? “I’d say this calls for a vote. It’s not as though we have much more to do. We already bagged and tagged smelly over here.” He makes a disgusted face towards the head on his shoulder, still dripping with blood. “I vote indifferent. It seems Ryn, you wish to look at this little more before we drop it?”. The flask-man nods in response. “Well then, what of the sisters?” At this, the group looks up at you.

You instinctively turn around and find yourself at the bad-end of a gnarly-looking dagger. The half-thing holding it is only slightly taller than you. She peers at you with a beastly smile. Behind her is another she-Half thing. This one is wearing glasses and wields a book, not a blade. But nevertheless, her smile is no more waned then her.... Sisters’. “Let’s keepem. It’s not every day you find something like this. Maybe a… temporary pet?”

The Half-thing grabs your arm and tries to drag you behind her. This is a familiar feeling. It’s not even been a day. You decide to

>Run for it. Break her grip and book it. (d100)
>Walk with her. Maybe you can talk your way into a better position?
>Attack her. The half-thing made the wrong move. (Specify your physical/ magical attack)(d100)
>Write-in
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>>3806493
>Walk with her. Maybe you can talk your way into a better position?
"This one is called…" shit, what'll sound cool? "…Bone Wits." Nailed it! Just be ready to…
>Attack her. The half-thing made the wrong move.
Just a light spell, if it comes to it. From what I've gathered, pale skins get a bit touchy if you actually kill one of them.
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>>3806483 #
>Walk with her. Maybe you can talk your way into a better position?
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>>3806536
Second
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Rolled 88 (1d100)

>>3806493
>Try to break her grip
>Walk and talk all the same
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>>3806595
>>3806726
>>3806849

You decide to walk with her. Maybe you can talk your way into a better position?

Before you have the chance to speak, you are whisked away. though you keep the name "Bone wits" in your mind. Your old clan never bothered to give you a clan-name, as you were not yet a hunter.

At the behest of the Half-things, you are rushed down the gorge-side. Practically being carried, you soon find yourself on the same bridge you were once looking down upon. You feel nervous yet eager at the same time. All of the entities here look very threatening and warning alarms in your head are exploding every few seconds. You ready {Candle-Light} just in case things get hairy. If you cast it suddenly and pour a lot of will into it, you can make a small burst of light. Maybe enough to distract them temporarily. However, overpowering your urge to run or fight is the urge to know. The same feeling that caused you to go exploring for words in the gore-pit. The same feeling that brought you here.

You notice now that the sun has finally set. The forested-gorge is heavily blackened by the lack of sunlight, though this isn’t a problem for you. It simply turns your vision into shades of grey. But to those Pale-men who hold you, they appear offset by the night. Ah, that's because they can’t see in the dark! You can’t remember if you read that or heard it from a clan hunter. They move together just inside one of the gorges many corridors and off the bridge. There, they start a small fire to better see.

As the party talks, one part of you begins to think while the other listens for any valuable information. You know why they are so adverse to you, a goblin. Goblin hunt Pale-men. Not just for food, but for brood-meal. Young goblins can be grown in a gore-nest. This is the quickest way to build numbers, as a goblin grown in a gore-nest only has to be implanted into a female non-man-like mammal. Like a deer, or boar. It then eats the prey from the inside and, with separate external food sources, can grow to full size within 2 weeks. Pale-men are the most abundant of beasts, so they are often used as the primary supplement in a gore-nest. Even more, though, is what happens in bigger tribes. Female man-like things can be implanted themselves, and they don't die from the process. They simply yield far stronger young. You've never seen it done, but the chief seemed to be planning for such an event after the clan’s numbers rose to a certain degree.

>1/2
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>>3806536
>>3806595
>>3806726
>>3806849

The party makes the conversation quick. They seem to be debating what their next step should be. The only valuable information you could gather from this was that they seem to be a form of… hunter for hire? They call themselves ‘Adventurers’’.

The sly female Half-thing tries to clasp a chain around your neck while you are listening attentively. She has the same grin on as before, which sends bad goose-bumps across your arms. You decide to

>Just let it happen. Maybe this is the quickest way to assure survival.
>Cast {Candle-Light} with your remaining days’ vigor and try to escape through the corridors (d100)
>Try to talk your way out of it (d100)(What will you say?)
>Write-in
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Rolled 8 (1d100)

>>3806898
>Break free of her hold and dodge the chain. Don't leave, just avoid imprisonment.
That's what my d100 was for, before, but I guess I'll do it again.
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Rolled 80 (1d100)

>>3806898
>Try to talk your way out of it (d100)
"Wait! I'm not threat to pale-men. Don't need chain. Fast one not need chain to hold i before!"

I'm not sure i did the goblin speech right. If the QM wants to rewrite it, i'm fine with it.
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Rolled 6 (1d100)

>>3806898
>Just let it happen. Maybe this is the quickest way to assure survival.
>Try to talk your way out of it.
A combination, don't struggle too hard, you want to earn their trust perhaps.
"You make bad look. Not want chain from fast one. Look like hungry wolf-bad."
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>>3806959
>>3806970


You try to avoid the chain in a panicked manner, but the Half-thing grasps onto your shoulder with tremendous force. How could something the same size as you handle as though you were but a small animal? Either way, you shout out in retaliation.

“Wait! I'm not threat to pale-men. Don't need chain. Fast one frightens!"

You were surprised how together it sounded despite your panicked state. As you are avoiding being chained at the neck via squirming, you catch a glimpse of the parties' reactions. It seems you've disrupted what they were speaking of. The Tower-man gives you a pitied look. The Pale-man known as Ryn glances at you with an odd curiosity. And the Pale-man the others identify as Hess just glances at you sharply, annoyed.

“Hey sis,” The Tower-man mumbles out. “Why not leave it be. Just for now?”

You feel her grip falter as she begins to obey the command. “But I was only having fuuun.” She lets out a pouting expression.

At this, Hess turned her gaze to the Tower-man. “What are you doing? It’s still a goblin, no matter how much we can understand its plea… It’s just an animal.” The last part of her sentence came out especially confident.

Tower-man responds hesitantly. “I know but… just hearing it speak is so…”

The flask-man intervenes then. “I think what he means is it feels weird to treat it that way. Like if a cow about to be slaughtered suddenly let out a plea of mercy? It’s oddly humanizing. Not enough for me to let my guard down...” he turns to the Tower-man with a sympathetic gaze. “ but I get where you’re coming from.”

The group stares silently at you for a moment. They slowly spring into action, one by one. The second book-holding Half-thing steps out from the shadows to help with their movements. Soon, many tents are set up and the fire roars far more than before as they prep to cook.

After some time has passed, stew is handed out to everyone. Except for you. The Knife Half-thing throws small chunks of meat on the floor in front of you, seemingly expecting you to eat them off the floor. She giggles as your stomach growls.

A lot of the conversations they are having over dinner is nonsensical to your ears. Some kinds of buildings called “Guild-houses” and “Shop’s” come up, which lack an explanation. Soon, however, the conversations quickly begin to center around you. Many questions are thrown out, none of them directed for you to answer and most staying unanswered. However, soon the Pale-man Ryn centers his gaze on you and throws a question.

“Well, why don’t we ask it itself. How can you talk? What is it like to be a goblin? Do you have a name?” He appears to be asking half-jokingly, mainly to get a rise from the one named Hess. She is unhappy with you becoming involved as a partaker in the conversation for whatever reason. Your stomach growls uncomfortably.

>Remain silent
>Speak (What will you say)
>Write-in
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Goodnight
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>>3807039

>>Speak

Me learn from books and pages! It hard life, many rules, tribe no like smart goblins. Smart goblins threaten tradition. Me Bone Wits.
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>>3807039
>>3807077
This, also… "I wonder about stew, tribe only eat raw, or dried."
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>>3807039
>Speak
>My name is [insert harsh guttural wretching here] and I can do this
>Cast Candelight
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>>3807039
You decide to aswer the question. Maybe that will get you on their good side.

"I'm more smart than others goblin. I learn pale-man words from what pale-man calls books. Be a goblin is..." you have a harder time thinking for a answer to that question. How to explain your kin lifestyle to pale-men? "Be a Goblin is hard. This one is called Bone wits".

Again, i'm unsure if i did a good goblin speech. Also, my mind kinda went blank when writing the second answer. If someone can add something to it, i would be glad.
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>>3807039
>Speak

"Me learn from pages of pale man n' elf thing. Be smart goblin. Tribe no like smart goblin. Smart goblin threat to clan. So clan throw Bone Wits out."

>Silent for a moment, then raise palms up

"Bone Wits can make light."
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>>3807108
>>3807339
Not sure if we should reveal our magic yet. It could make them more wary of us.
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>>3807099
>>3807108
>>3807128
>>3807339
>>3807559

You look Ryn in the eyes. The group can sense your intent to answer and the atmosphere becomes oddly tense. Then your words stumble out.

“Learn to speak you words through pages of the Pale-men and Spike-ears. Easy to learn words. Hard to speak. But did it.” Your breath to shake your nerves. Every eye is on you.

“Goblin life is… hard. Clan no like smart goblin. Threat to clan stability.”

At this, you stand up. The man Ryn almost falls off his sitting-stone in surprise. You place your hand on your chest. “Bone Wits. Name is Bone Wits.”

The book carying half-thing is visibly excited by your statement. The tower-man simply gives you a half-smile.

All the others though look to be somewhat shocked. Given the floor still, you decide to play your odds. “ One other thing goblin life… We don’t stew.” You try to make a not-so-subtle hint towards your hunger and eagerness for food.

To this, you get a surprising reaction. The female Hess begins to laugh. Not an angry laugh. A jovial one. “Maybe we were right not to kill it! This is pretty interesting.”

The others are fairly confused about this development. Her sudden good mood. She quickly explains herself to their questioning gazes. “Well, look at it! A leach and wolf is explaining to us how it learned to read! And why it’s friends were wanting rid of it! I don’t know why but just the sheer picture before me is somehow entertaining.” She looks over to the giddy book half-thing. “Maybe give it some stew. I’d like to hear more about the… goblin life.” she smiles amused at that last part.

While the half-thing is pouring stew into a bowl for you, the woman throws out the next question. “So these books… where did you get them?” She adds a slightly threatening tone towards the end of her words. “And is reading all you know how to do,... Bone Wits?”

>Answer her question (?)
>Show her what else you can do {Candle-Light}
>Remain silent
>Write-in
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>>3808659
>Answer her question

"Scavenged. Gore nest throw-aways, clan think it trash. So Bone Wits took and read."
>Nod at her last question.
"Ye. Bone Wits just a smart goblin. Know more than goblin, but...still goblin."
>Crack a small smile, indicating height
"Still short, see?"

We can't tell them we know magic. Not yet. They'll freak out even more than they are that we're sentient at all.

We'll show them our other skills when the time comes. For now, to them, we're simply a goblin that can read....speaking of which, QM, can we write?
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>>3808659
>>3808718
Agree to the first part, but cast Candle-Light
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>>3808718

Yes. You only have issues talking because you have little contact with others who speak the language. But you can write pristine in common.
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>>3808659
>>3808729

>>3808718 + "Can write the pale-man language. Clan don't like that either."

I'm also voting for casting Candlelight. "Can do this. Helps in dark places."

I say do it because I don't want them to think we're holding out on them if we do it later. I get the concern, I absolutely do. Might think us 'too risky', but in my opinion, better to do it now when they're still forming an opinion on us rather than later when it may be considered some kind of betray, should our association with them last that long.
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>>3808723
>>3808772
I suppose...I hope this doesn't backfire if that's what we go with. Hopefully these adventurers like a lights show.
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>>3808718
Backing this one up
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>>3808723
>>3808772
>>3808866

You pause for a moment, trying to feign thoughtfulness. In truth, you are just looking for the words.

“Found books and words in gore-nest. Clan thinks was trash. Bone Wits took them out of curiosity. Now he can read and write.” another pause. “Write was a lot of time. Not strong like you. Goblin, after all.” You motion towards your limited stature. Tower-man smiles at this.

You take a moment to once again gather your thoughts. During this time, the half-thing brings you your stew. You set it to the side to allow for what comes next.

You mumble the words of the spike-ears under your breath. {Candle-Light} is cast.

A bright orange light, similar to the day, floats just next to the fire. It’s brightness only lasts for as long as you hold out your hand, and with a wave of your forearm, it disperses. You’ve had this spell the longest, so it’s no surprise you have such a confident control over it.

With that, you sit down and blow on your stew as the others did.

“You took the books from the dead. I suspected as such. Only to be expected from a goblin though.” The knife half-thing says this in a teasing manner.

The tower-man in the back is the next to respond. “You’re saying you taught yourself how to read and write? You really are smart… for a goblin.” You couldn’t sense any teeth or bad meaning in his words but they pressed on you all the same.

“How can you be stuck on It’s talking When it just cast a spell before out very eyes!?” The book half-thing yelps this in the direction of the others.

“What do you mean? We’ve seen plenty of goblins that can cast spells before. Shamans often lead tribes too, don't they?” This interjection originated from Ryn. More confused than criticizing.

“Yes but that’s different. A shaman uses Craft-spells. Emotion-based. They hold little power and are merely a result of a magic-user with well-trained emotions. But that… that was an incantation. He spoke that spell into life. Which means…” The girl’s giddy attitude is broken by the sight of her comrade. Hess is glaring fiercely at you.

“Who taught you Elven?” She says this through with a piercing voice.

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This confuses you for a moment. Many thoughts run through your head as you are faced with the eyes of a predator. Is she a spike-ear? You haven’t gotten a look at her face due to that hood… So you decide that since you’ve already come this far, you might as well tell the truth.

“Learned it. Lot harder language though. Very beautiful. Only know how to write it, except for few words.”

She stands up then, shaking her hands to let off some steam. You are very surprised by the quick 180 she’s undergone. “You are right. It is beautiful. Far too beautiful for a disgusting mouth like yours to be speaking them.” She abruptly walks towards her tent, followed by Ryn who looks to intend to calm her.

After an awkward silence, Tower-man looks at you sympathetically. “She, like most elves, has a real disdain for goblins. More than most races. I’m sure you can guess why. But don’t beat yourself up over it lad.”

He looks over towards the knife half-thing and laughs a little. You follow his gaze and find that she is giving him a complex sour-face. “Now what’s that for sis?” He asks innocently.

“I don’t know… it’s just weird for you to treat it that way. You’ve faced goblins before…” She struggles to find her words. “I dunno. It's just gross.”

The way these ones talk of you so badly with you in earshot reminds you of your time within the clan. It’s a little annoying, but not unbearable.

He rises to his feet and stretches in an exaggerated fashion. “Looks like it’s about time for bed. Sis, I assume you are wanting to stay on watch?”

Knife Half-thing responds with a nod, her sour face still on display.

When walking past you to his tend, he says one last thing.

“And if he wants to leave, let’em. It’s a judgment call on my part, I know. But one I will answer for if anything undesirable happens.” Moving his gaze to you, he continues. “We head out in the morning. We are going into town, and I'm not sure how the gal will feel after tonight. You are free to leave if you wish. Or you could chance it with Hess in the morning.” He stumbles into his tend and lays down to sleep without even closing off the entrance.

For some reason, his words warmed you. Even if had intended a warning, you couldn’t help but feel it a recognition of some kind.

And with that, you pick up your cooled stew and eat. It is very rich compared to the mild taste of raw deer. But you push through it, and end up filled.

After that, you decide to

>Sleep on the floor. You’ll “chance” it with Hess in the morning, but you like what they have going on.
>Make conversation with the knife half-thing (?)
>Explore the corridors of the gorge
>Exit the gorge
>Wait at the fire till dawn, then leave.
>Write-in
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>>3808898
>Explore the corridors of the gorge
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>>3808898
>She, like most elves, has a real disdain for goblins. More than most races. I’m sure you can guess why.

Can we? Like, is the reason common knowledge or what?
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>>3808906

You being only a month and a half old, have little knowledge to what he speaks. But, Perhaps Elves yield better offspring for mid-sized goblin tribes? They have regenerative capabilities and live long, so perhaps that is a factor.
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>>3808898
>Make conversation with the knife half-thing
>Explore the corridors of the gorge
>Chance it with Hess in the mornin

They got something good going. They can provide food, security, shelter. It'd be good to get on their good side. Besides Hess, there doesn't seem to be anyone else who despises us.
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>>3808898
>Sleep on the floor. You’ll “chance” it with Hess in the morning, but you like what they have going on.

They seem to be our better chance to survive so far. Let's stick with then for now.
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>>3808898
>>Make conversation with the knife half-thing (?)

>"Fight many goblins? Must be strong. Or smart. Most goblins not smart, though. Wonder why."

Really, I want to talk with her, but I got no clue what to say. I'm curious about her though.
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>>3808898
>Sleep on the floor. You’ll “chance” it with Hess in the morning, but you like what they have going on.
Let's reach civilization first. Then we can get revenge on our tribe
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After that, you decide to Make conversation with the knife half-thing. You think about it, and maybe sticking with this group is worth the risk. Food, shelter, and protection? A good deal. But that doesn't hold back your curiosity from the ruins around you, so you decide subconsciously to explore before the night is up.

You look the half-thing in the eyes and open your mouth to speak. Her eyes wait expectantly.

"Fight many goblins? Must be strong. Or smart. Most goblins not smart, though. Wonder why."

For the first time, she gives you a non-predatory smile. It has a hint of understanding in it infact. However, she appears to more be reminiscing than showing you gesture.

"Questioning why your different, huh? Same here. Me and sis... we're different too. Not in a good way, either. But pops..." At this, she nods towards tower-man's tent. "Pops helps us out with that. We aren't all here, y'know?" She taps her head. "We don't get sad like other people do. We don't understand. That's how pops puts it, at least. I give you a lot of shit for actin like animals. But truth is, me and sis used to do the exact same thing. But where you have a reason, survival, we didn't. I'm sure, even if you haven't done it before, that a goblin should be familiar with the concept of cold-blooded murder."

Seems you struck something in her. It's a relief to finally have a serious word.

Her eyes remain distant for a while. Her gaze is one of confusion and memory. like she's solving a puzzle in her head that's far too big.

>Talk further (?)
>Explore the corridors
>Go to sleep
>Write-in
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>Explore the corridors
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>>3809000
Okay...so...she and her sister are psychopaths. Good to know.

>Talk Further:
"Where are you all from? What made you adventurers?"

After getting an answer for that:
>Explore the Corridors
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>>3808990
>"Killing? Yeah. Is part of life. Sometimes good. Sometimes not so good. Still life."
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>Talk further
Ask why the spike-ear hates us and what we could do to change that.
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>>3808990
>Talk further (?)
>"If i not more smart than most goblins, i still safe in clan. But i also never know witch-words. Or stew food."
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>>3808990
>Talk further (?)
I am sorry you are goblin broken. Me too. Maybe fix?
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Goblin broken?

Wha?
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You look off in the distance yourself when next you speak. "Killing. Is part of life. Some good. Some bad. Still life."

She smiles once again, her eyes still distant. "That's a very simple way of looking at it. I wish others saw it that way."

You seize the silence with another question. "Where you from? Why are adventure?"

Her eyes lazily drift back towards you, still in thought. "we're from Havilla. City of Granite. That's where sister and I met pops."

She becomes a little more focused, and continues on. "Like I said, me and my sister aren't the majority with how we think. She loves recording data. Always wanted to be a mage. Me, I love cutting things open. With out condition, both are individually unhealthy interests. We make a pretty good team though. Pops put us to work in adventuring, and who'd know cutting and writing could produce such a profit." While talking, she expertly balances her knife handle-up on the tip of her finger.

You ask another question, this time not about the half-thing before you. "Why does the Spike-ear hate? How can I fix?"

Her eyes dilate back towards you in a similar means to before, though she lacks her past giddy attitude. "Maybe your nest was too young to know, but most well-sized goblin nests are bound to have a few girls chained up somewhere. Most die from infection a few weeks after being captured. that or blood-loss. I don't believe in mercy, but if I did, I'd say that'd be true to the definition. But elves, no, elves don't die. There have been cases where large nests have been found with 50 elves within. Most there for years. Some, undoubtedly, for decades. The torture they underwent is unfathomable. Surly a hell to say the least. I'm pretty sure large nests target elves specifically because they are long-lasting."

She has a look of disgust in her eyes now, all previous hints of pity gone.

"A goblin raid on an elven village doesn't kill. It tortures. For years and years. That's why 'Spike-ears' hate you all. If you wanna get on her good side, make yourself useful. She's never going to like you. But she might tolerate you if you prove an asset."

You get up without another word and begin walking along deeper into the corridor. Her eyes follow you beastly, and she regains a hint of her predatory smile and you disappear into the darkness.

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After a while of walking, you reach a splitting point. A balcony that opens up onto a bridge that crosses the gorge, or a corridor that leads deeper into the rock. You can see in the dark, but the shades of grey and black still give you the creeps. Goblins are nocturnal anyways. This shouldn't mess with you as much as it does.

>Take a right. The adventurers came from the other way, so if there is anything useful and untouched it would be down here.
>Move across the bridge. The adventurers came from that way, so surely there is less danger.
>Cast a spell (?)
>Write-in
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Goodnight
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>>3809052
>Take a right. The adventurers came from the other way, so if there is anything useful and untouched it would be down here.
Well, we can see in the dark so we can risk
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Sleep tight
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>>3809052

>Move across the bridge. The adventurers came from that way, so surely there is less danger.
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>>3809052
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This.
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This, and if it comes down to it, we DO have a light spell.
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support also dont forget the way back
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Have we considered selling out our nest to endear ourself to the pale men? We might even get payed?
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>>3810216
This is a good idea but lets wait until we find someone we know is powerful enough
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>>3810226
Maybe these adventurers. We should have a good grasp of what our clan is capable of. Weapons, skill, numbers locations. We could even take whatever valuables the clan has, and once we reach the guild hall we can find a bounty on goblins. Doubling the profits for all of us.

>>3809052
>Take a right. The adventurers came from the other way, so if there is anything useful and untouched it would be down here.
Are we limited to the number of spells we can caste a day? If not I think we should ready a candle light spell to burst in someone's face. Chances are if there is something out there we'll encounter, it'll have night vision, and if it has night vision then a sudden burst of bright light should blind them long enough for us to make our grand escape. Granted we should close our eyes just before the ball detonates.
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You decide to take a right. The adventurers came from the other way, so if there is anything useful and untouched it would be down here. You pace down the corridor, making sure to be lite on your feet just in case something unfriendly lies near.

Many small chambers line the corridor. The chambers themselves are dome shaped. During your search of the chambers, you only manage to find a few items of significance.

You found:
> 4 {Odd Coins}
> 1 {Rusted Metal Shortsword}
> 1 {Page of Elven witch-words}

You’ve made a reasonable haul for only 2 hours of searching.

>Continue searching till daylight
>Return back to camp and sleep
>Return back to camp and study the {Page of Elven witch-words}
>Write-in
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>>3809052
Never got to ask but I wish we casted the fire spell on some of those animals. Can we look for some oppossums or raccoons later and roast then for a late night mean?
What was the fat green head the adventurers found? I wanted to suggest we eat some of it. They only need the face, right?
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What's the racial size of the sword? Elven? I assume eleven if these are b.c eleven ruins. Did the sword come with a scabbard or a sheath and a length of rope or string? It would be nice if we could carry it on our back.
>Return back to camp and study the {Page of Elven witch-words}
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>>3810306
>>Return back to camp and study the {Page of Elven witch-words}
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>>3810321
Support
Just caught up, don't like the fact we're sucking the dick of the "Pale-men" so hard. We are clearly showing a higher level of intellect than most goblins, but they still choose to call us an animal, and refer to us as a thing and an animal. And not even in private either, right in fucking earshot of us. Also, I hate the fact we're talking about selling out our nest. I don't want to dance around and be these fuckers pet, I want to establish our selves. We aren't human, we are a goblin. I don't want to be a lesser human, I want to be a better goblin.
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>>3810319
You simply found the sword. You aren't sure how to differentiate between origins of blades based off of make. Not yet, at least.

No scabbard, But a ring fashioned from cloth/string.
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>>3810306
>Return back to camp and study the {Page of Elven witch-words}
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>>3810306
>Return back to camp and study the page

>>3810337
I do agree to this guy to an extent. We’re only around them for security and food. The better we make ourselves, the more useful we look, and the more they might respect us as a ‘better goblin’. We should still be ever weary.

But fuck the nest, bro. They kicked us out and see us as a threat. The nest won’t hesitate to kill us if we show up again; if we get the chance, we should establish some revenge, take what we find in the den for ourselves, and maybe once we become truly powerful, start a tribe for ourselves. A smarter, stronger goblin tribe.
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>>3810398
>But fuck the nest, bro. They kicked us out and see us as a threat. The nest won’t hesitate to kill us if we show up again; if we get the chance, we should establish some revenge, take what we find in the den for ourselves, and maybe once we become truly powerful, start a tribe for ourselves. A smarter, stronger goblin tribe.
Eh, I guess, sure.
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>>3810364
O ye, and wrap the sword in the ring and carry it on our back. I think, given it’s a short sword, that we could still use it, rusty as it is.
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>>3810398
>and the more they might respect us as a ‘better goblin’
Most likely will never happen, the most these guys will see out of us is an asset.
Other than this I pretty much agree.
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>>3810417
Don't be so dismissive out right, sure, the elf will always glance our way and see a cruel monster, but the others have a shorter life-span>less time to become wise>shorter adjustment period.
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>>3810527
True true. I guess I'm just kinda worried we're gonna be playing /that/ kind character. Y'know always using diplomacy and trying to act buddy-buddy when they should be cautious. All for diplomacy but that shit gets on my nerves.
But still, fuck these guys. After getting a bit more g, equipment, and as much information we can squeeze out of them, we bounce.
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>>3810538
I'm pretty sure the style we're going for is optimistically cautious. We're not going to be some bright eyed bushy tailed innocent goblin, but we're not going to be an evil rape-machine either, because we're smart enough to realize that it's not a tenable long-term life plan for us. We'll make friends, figure out what's up with the pale-men and whatnot, ruin those fucks that threw us out, and eventually figure out a way to make a sustainable goblin tribe and race WITHOUT having to rape every girl in sight.
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>>3810554
>We're not going to be some bright eyed bushy tailed innocent goblin, but we're not going to be an evil rape-machine either, because we're smart enough to realize that it's not a tenable long-term life plan for us
Exactly what I was thinking
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>>3810554
>entually figure out a way to make a sustainable goblin tribe and race WITHOUT having to rape every girl in sight.
Shit, um QM, on a scale from 0 to 10 how good looking are we?
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>>3810611
I always imagined we were like a 4/5. Not dog ugly ferals, but we're not cute anime goblins either. It'd take a special sort to find us even just cute, but it's far from impossible.
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>>3810617
>2/3 we got decent teeth, and frankly don't care what cow tooth pinkies think about our glorious needles.
>6/7 we're somewhat human like, basically an elf with a bad skin condition.
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>>3810337
>I don't want to be a lesser human, I want to be a better goblin.
Technically sort of the same thing. I got no grand schemes to be some super goblin, but we got nothing to really tie us back to out nest. We were exiled under threat of death and governing nothing but what we already had. Fuck em.

>>3810398
and maybe once we become truly powerful, start a tribe for ourselves. A smarter, stronger goblin tribe.
This guy gets it.

>>3810417
Seems their opinions on us are slowly improving over time. All it takes a little patients and more talking to really cement we're less animal and more person.

>>3810617
I'm optimistic we're an average 5/10. 6/10 would be pushing the limit if we put in enough personal care to our appearance and ate more food to put more fat on our bones. Another note we still need to eat to fix up our gaunt appearance. Nothing a few magic bolts to some animals cant fix.
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Kill the pale faces and get our own tribe
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>>3810763
"I'll start my own tribe! With gambling! And prostitutes! Infact, forget the tribe, I'm starting a casino/bordello!"
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We could go for a race thats closer to goblins than humans. Like a troll girl or a gnome or maybe even a fairy. Some myths paint goblins as a type of fairy so maybe we have a chance?
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>>3810780
Wouldn't be opposed, should they exist.
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>>3810767
This guy also gets it

>>3810364
Why aren't there female goblins?
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>>3810787
I'm presuming they're basing this off of the Goblin Slayer universe where such is the case.

I kinda hope they aren't, or if they are, taking very little. I much prefer OC worlds compared to fanquests.
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You decide you’ve explored enough. Surely any further and you’d encounter something you can’t just plunder.

You excitedly make your way back to camp with a new incantation in hand. Greeting you is the glare of the half-thing. It smiles. “Make yourself an asset yet?”

You look back, a good mood over your head. “Maybe. You could say worth”

The half-thing gives a confused smile, obviously not completely understand your broken sentence. But understanding it enough that she doesn’t have to ask further.

You pull out the sheet and begin to read. All of the phrases are one’s you already know. However, never haven heard elven before save a few choice frazes. Given a few minutes though, you are able to piece the fraze together in your mind. Not too hard. The fraze translates to the spells name. The spell’s name is (Choose one)

>{Reinforce}- (Temporary) Makes a body part one tier stronger

>{Dark-Cloak}- (Temporary) Makes one invisible in dim light to creatures without Dark-vision. Makes one invisible in pitch-black to creatures with Dark-vision.

>{Shocking-Grasp}- (Temporary) Gives ones touch the ability to stun and burn
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>{Reinforce}- (Temporary) Makes a body part one tier stronger
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>>{Reinforce}- (Temporary) Makes a body part one tier stronger
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In goblin terms, you are slightly taller than average. However, you appear heavily emaciated. You are a flat-nosed goblin, which appear slightly more human but have wider jaws then their hook-nosed counterparts. To a goblin female, probably 4/10 in your current state. 3/10 to any member of a "Civil" race.

As for female goblins, they do exist. However, how or where you aren't sure. This is the knowledge you have:

New/ small clans reproduce through the gore-pit method. It's the fastest method but produces the weakest goblins. You theorize the reason bigger clans neglect this method is because it makes the clan exceptionally vulnerable to disease spread. This may have something to do with goblins spawned this way looking identical to their parent-goblin, but you cant be sure.

Mid-sized clans supposedly use other humanoid races to produce goblins. This is aid to fruit a stronger and more diverse array of goblins. however the method is fairly slower than the gore-pits

Large-sized clans sometimes use humanoids, though you also suspect female goblins may come into play here somewhere.
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>>3810989
3-4/10? Woof. But, on the plus side, goblin females do exist, so that mitigates the issue somewhat.

Someone remind me what the fuck the gore-pit method is.
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>>3811019
Also referred as gore-nest's. info here

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>>3811031
Ah. Glossed over that for some reason. Thanks.
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{Reinforce} huh? Very interesting. Could give you a slight buff in terms of physical prowess, something you are sorely lacking in. As you read over some more details on the page, the half-thing begins to walk over towards you. “You’ve been staring at that paper for a while now. Whadisit?”. She has a genuinely curious expression.

>”Elf witch-words. Incantations like you say.”. Maybe she knows more about them

>” Recipe for stew. Not important.”. Lie.

>” Does your sis have book on goblin?”. Change the subject.

>Hold the paper out in a confused fashion. Play dumb.

>Rip the paper up. You have the incantation now.

>Write-in
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>>3811036
>”Elf witch-words. Incantations like you say.”
> Fork it over. "Here. Take."

Yes, I know, giving up a valuable knowledge source, but we're still on thin ice with them right now. We need to build up a reservoir of, if not good faith, then at least benefit of the doubt. We probably won't stay with them forever, no, but we're staying with them for NOW, so we don't want to jeopardize that.
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>>3811036
>”Elf witch-words. Incantations like you say.”. Maybe she knows more about them
Ask the halfer of the other elf can do the incantations. If she knows the words, she can magic good too, yes? Or the book one can do too?
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>>3811036
>” Does your sis have book on goblin?”. Change the subject.
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So what were the other classes we could have gotten
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>>3811036
>”Elf witch-words. Incantations like you say.”. Maybe she knows more about them
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>>3811036
>”Elf witch-words. Incantations like you say.”. Maybe she knows more about them
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“Elf witch-words. Incantations like you say” Maybe she knows more about them. Her curious
face animates with a slight brightness. “An incantation?” she takes a look at the paper. She
seems to be studying it. After noticing that you have been staring at her, she makes a sour face.
“You can read this?”
You answer naturally. “Yes. Is something wrong?”
“No. I don’t know how to read elvish.” She says this a suddenly frustrated face.
She hands back the paper. Soon a more mischievous grin pronounces itself on her face.
“Guess you have your quirks, huh? Sis is the best spellcaster around, so your not valuable in
that sense. But a piece of fodder that can translate and fight? At the very least you present
yourself as a convenience.” She pauses for a moment, putting on a thoughtful expression.
“Sorry. This is just odd. It’s hard to imagine a goblin with feelings. I still kinda wish you’d kept
your mouth shut. Now i’m curious about you. Do you have any goals, if you really are a thinking,
feeling being? Any wants? What upsets you?” The questions she's asking only seem
half-rhetorical.

>Respond (?)

>Ask a question of your own (?)

>Write-in
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>>3811512
> "Goblins shouldn't be stupid. Wanna find out why. Maybe fix. Want more smarter goblins. So won't use gore pits for more goblins. Doesn't make sense. No pits. No taking girls either. Means more killing. Not so good killing. An don't like palemen talking like goblins are animal. Goblins aren't animal. Goblins hunt animal. Goblins are goblins.
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>>3811512
>>3811536
To make a civilized goblin tribe
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>>3811557
And we don't like being looked down upon by other races.
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>>3811512
>>3811536
This. But also:
>Ask a question of your own:
"Still learning how to live outside of clan. How do you and your kin do things?"
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>>3811536
>>3811557

You wait for a moment, thinking.

“ Goblins weak. And stupid. I want to fix. Wanna know why…” You pause to find your words.

“Goblins are not animals. Goblins hunt animals. Goblins are Goblins.”

You think for a moment,
trying to sum your meaning.

“Want advancement. I Want to strengthen here... “ You point to your head. “And here” you flex
your atrophied arm.

She smirks for a while, looking into the camp-fire. “Well, for a goblin you sure are leagues ahead
of the rest. I’ve been listening to you talk through the day and night. You supposedly learned 2
languages without a mentor within the span of, considering your a goblin, a few months. And
your speaking has improved somewhat since we met just a handfull of hours ago.”

She smiles at you, engaged. Seems you’ve somehow managed to get her in a favorable mood.

“I’m not particularly smart, but it’s literally my job to notice the details. And the advancement
you’ve made here alone is pretty crazy. I think at the very least your interesting. If you want, I
can try a vouge for you when Hess wakes up.”

Her previous grin now seems to be unsteady.
She doesn’t look entirely convinced what she’s saying is right.

>Accept her offer. Food and shelter? Sounds good.

>Decline. You like this place… better to stay behind or go your own way.

>Ask a question(?)

>Write-in
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>>3811670
Wrote it before I saw this
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>>3811696
>Ask a question(?)
"Can Bone wits adventure like you? Bone wits wants to learn more of the world outside tribe. How can Bone wits show others goblins are more then animals"
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>>3811735
this.

also if we gain their trust more we can maybe have them help us get rid of our old clan and their nest, or use the nest location to bargain.
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>>3811769
I would also like for us to start our own tribe but not as barbaric as the current tribes. Usher in an age where goblins can be seen as a race that can be reasoned with but also still dangerous. We already hinted at this but its something i believe we should wait to tell the party at least until we've delt with our old tribe
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>>3811821
agreed
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We have the chance to run a goblin hero quest and all you fuckers are doing is becoming a normal adventurer again. You guys afraid of embracing some dark goblin activities? Why?
Anon >>3810337 has the right idea. You jokers say you want to get powerful before establishing a tribe but we won't even really be goblins by that point, at this rate; civilizing goblins is a fucking boring quest.
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>>3811832
you seem to be unable to read
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>>3811832
personally just looking for the best opportunity to bind Hess and start breeding stronger goblins.
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>>3811832
We can still fuck with the elf's because they will always see us as pest to be exterminated show the other races that the elf's do nothing but look down on us and are in capable of letting a new race prosper and thus forcing our hand to eliminate them for not just our advancement but all the other races advancement
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>>3811853
Sneaky, I like. Elves can either get with the times or perish.
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>>3811878
Still keep slaves but dont let the other races know
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>>3811878
Sorry i thought you were telling me to get with the times but yes we still need elf's to breed stronger goblins but we cant let them rome around spreading their elvish lies (exposing us for the monster's we are)
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>>3811832
How do you feel about these ideas>>3811853
>>3811909
i wanted to wait until we got stronger to bring it up but also i don't want to ruin this quest for you because at the end of the day Bone wits is still a goblin just with bigger ideas then other goblins the party and all the other races are tools for us to bring about a goblin empire
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>>3811932
>because at the end of the day Bone wits is still a goblin just with bigger ideas then other goblins the party and all the other races are tools for us to bring about a goblin empire
this. we're just biding our time, gathering info and we definitely need to grow physically stronger aswell before we starve to death or someone breaks our bones, this adventure group is first step to that first goal
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>>3811932
>How do you feel about these ideas
Good ideas, would support.
>>3811836
>you seem to be unable to read
My reading comprehension is fine. There is a disturbing lack of goblin-ness to many votes and statements, although that doesn't include all of them. There are many ways to achieve all of our goals and not all of them involve groveling at the feet of other humanoids, which is what has been chosen so far.
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>>3811969
>There is a disturbing lack of goblin-ness to many votes and statements
cus we smarty-gob
>not all of them involve groveling at the feet of other humanoids, which is what has been chosen so far.
did you miss the part that said we're emaciated? also these people has info
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>>3811969
>disturbing lack of goblin-ness
Yes for now because we must gain the favor races to convince them of the elf's transgression against other races such as not allowing them to reach their level of civilization even as much as to blame them for the destruction of past civilization because they refuse to let other races to advance past a certain point. Wether or not these are true is up to the QM but regardless if there lies or not by the time we are found out a sizable empire should already be established
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>>3812013
I think you are jumping the gun a bit here. We only meet one elf so far. Transgression against all other races seems a bit to much.
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>>3812051
Fair enough gather more information and see what the most viable course of action is to obtain our goals
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Lack of goblinness? Last I checked, our entire goal was to, essentially redefine what 'goblinness' WAS, not just be a really strong one. Just going along with the stereotypes of goblins is dull. I'd prefer to put a twist on it.
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>>3812123
I can agree with this really i just want to see a goblin empire how the empire is conducted is up to us i just want to hear the story of the first goblin empire
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>>3812123
Nah I pretty much wanna do the normal goblin thing of capturing non goblin women and enslaving and using them as broodmares. I just wanna do it with a smarter and more knowledgeable goblin.
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>>3812257
>>3812191
This is good

Let's anchor ourselves here, at the moment we have no clan. A lone goblin is a weak goblin, smarts or not. Greater predators than we exist. This little party stands as protection so long as we tickle their fancy, and a means of information beyond our small nest's gore pit.

However it is dangerous as it is safe, we are a snake in the bird's nest, yes we could take out a chick or two, but at the moment they could smash us into pieces with no gain on our part.

>Objectives:
1. Survive to see another day
2. Continue to learn about the world around us, so decisions we make are knowledgeable and well thought.
3. Gather power.
4. Goblin power.
5. Plan for future.

>The Mantra of Bone Wits
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>>3812383
Agreed Put off our plans for the big picture until we know more and give us more time to think about what direction we want to take this quest i believe this>>3811696
is where we left off
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Aright. Ya’ll being really needy asses right now, so we might as well get this settled from the get go:

Bone Wits is immensely smart, so much more so that he might even be smarter than other races. He learned two languages AND spellcasting without any mentor whatsoever, and just learned a spell in a few hours what would take a normal person years. This entire ‘getting on the good side of the party’ is meant to give us somewhere to start making strides in our knowledge. Knowledge is power, and power is priceless.

To all the fags who want to just rape everything; we have NO FUCKING RESOURCES. We have NO IDEA how the other races act. We have NO FUCKING HENCHMEN to start a clan with. We have nothing but knowledge and a sword. We need to learn, we need to grow, and adventuring provides both.

And, to the people saying ‘yeah lets rape the elf to make strong goblins’.... are you retarded? QM has literally said that the bigger clans don’t really use rape, because it fucks up the gene pool. It makes eves fast, but such elves are dumb as bricks and even WEAK. We need to find a better way to breed more stronger goblins, maybe even find one of the larger clans and see how they run things.

Seriously, ya’ll with your rape fantasies need to chill the fuck down. The character before us is so much more cunning than he is brutish; that is what we will need to survive.
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>>3812423
It makes goblins quickly, but such goblins*

Typo there. Was pretty heated. Sorry if I came off as angry but jeez...
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>>3811696
>Accept the offer....But add this line:

“Know this. Bone Wits no party clown. Bone Wits no filthy animal. Bone Wits Goblin. Smart Goblin. You and others respect that, and we will have no trouble.”
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>>3811975
>>3812123
>>3812191
>>3812383
>>3812423
>>3812432
These have my support
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>>3812423
fuck you faggot we're Goblin. We rape what we want when we want. We just don't happen to want to rape right now because we're weak, alone, and have no army of goblin soldiers.
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>>3812510
Nigger, did you not read the part about how raping non-goblins leads to plentiful but very weak offspring? Seriously retarded...if that’s what you think we should strive for, then gtfo and go play a civ thread where you can be a shitty fucking goblin ripoff from Goblin Slayer. See how well that turns out after the 40 or so turns of just repeating the same action of ‘raid and rape’.

Fkn hell, even original medieval goblins were less pedantic and more like territorial aliens.
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>>3811044
My eyes are burning, I leave you guys for one day I swear man. Fuck it, let's give them our sword too also tell them what spells why don't ya, fuck man. It's good to have connections, It's really good considering our goblin boi craves knowledge, and in order for that we need to some amount of trust. But we are allowed to have secrets! I don't want to show all the cards in our deck, keep some shit on the down-low just in case. Ok man?
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>>3812518
Lol, I don't give a fuck what you think, rape is always the best option for a goblin.
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>>3811832
Based
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>>3812539
>, and in order for that we need to have some amount of trust.
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>>3812518
>Nigger, did you not read the part about how raping non-goblins leads to plentiful but very weak offspring?
Wrong. You're either an idiot or lying. Check >>3810989.
>Mid-sized clans supposedly use other humanoid races to produce goblins. This is aid to fruit a stronger and more diverse array of goblins. however the method is fairly slower than the gore-pits
>Large-sized clans sometimes use humanoids, though you also suspect female goblins may come into play here somewhere.
>>3812423
>Aright. Ya’ll being really needy asses right now, so we might as well get this settled from the get go
You're not settling anything and the only people being needy are the ones that refuse to embrace being a goblin in a goblin quest thread. Power and cunning is fine but that can be accomplished on our own - learning to grovel puts us behind in the first place, as even if we advance we still aren't learning how to do so independent of a situation where we are relying on others. You want to get better at being a leader - lead.
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>>3812423
Your fucking retarted. Rape is an advanced method. Read this >>3810989
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>>3812518
>>3810989
>Mid-sized clans supposedly use other humanoid races to produce goblins. This is aid to fruit a stronger and more diverse array of goblins. however the method is fairly slower than the gore-pits.
>>3806888
Female man-like things can be implanted themselves, and they don't die from the process. They simply yield far stronger young.
OK shut the fuck up. clearly stated that using other humanoid races as goblin spawners produces stronk brood
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>>3812423
>>3812445
>>3812518

Supporting this
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Why are you people so insistent on playing as a rapist goblin? As far as i know, thats only a thing in goblin slayer. All other versions of goblins that i have seen are either praksters, low level minions, comic relief, or a mix of the three.
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>>3812684
because it's clearly fucking stated to produce stronger goblins you mongoloid
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I really don't get why some of you are talking as if we would ruin the game if we don't play as a evil rapist goblin
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>>3812695
>evil
there's your problem

it's survival.
morality is subjective.
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Large-sized clans sometimes use humanoids, though you also suspect female goblins may come into play here somewhere.
>you also suspect female goblins may come into play
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>>3812445
+1
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>>3812695
Because raping is clearly shown as a step of progression for goblin tribes and even if we dont instead of raping we will have them being eaten from the inside out by goblin babies. Were a goblin were gonna have to do some evil if we want to achieve our goals.
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>>3812706
As I understand things its:
Gorepit<Rape<Elf rape<?female goblins?
Elves survive significantly longer, and therefore require significantly less raiding. However, due the possibility of superior methods and, as far as we know, historically primitive state of former clans, it may be worthwhile to consider alternatives. Not only because it would improve inter-species relations, but also because it could mean a stronger clan overall. Who knows, maybe in our exploration of our own race we discover ancestral memories of some ancient empire of Gob.
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>>3812809
Note to self: do not mention Ancient Empire of Gob within earshot of elves.
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>>3812445
+1
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>>3812809
>>3812821
This
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>>3812445
As the guy who originally came up with "Bonewits" I support this. Our teachers were bones, and we must not forget to learn from the bones of the goblins who came before us.
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>>3812695
Because we don’t wanna spend a million fucking updates trying to seduce human and elves. Rape is just the most efficient method for us to yield a strong goblin army.
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>>3812809
so...what?
only gorepits until we can get to female goblins? that's untenable.
Do you honestly think we can get enough /volunteer/ broodsows? No. We Cannot. we will not be able to convince female humanoids of any kind to commit to the rigorous life of breeding at such a continuous rate that we could actually maintain a tribe.

Simply put: If we don't rape, we won't be able to grow the tribe enough.
also this>>3812840
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>>3811735
>>3811769
>>3811832
>>3811847
>>3811878
>>3812051
>>3812123
>>3812257
>>3812383
>>3812539
>>3812596
>>3812651
>>3812821

You consider her offer. “Bone-wits wants to… adventure. Wants to learn. Needs to learn. Bone-wits also needs respect. Not as animal, but as goblin. As… smart. As thinking.”

She looks you about. “Adding more weight when the rope holding you is already strained?” She puts on her previous smirk. “You want knowledge and respect. I can’t directly promise either to you. For respect, that’s not up to me how the others act. But I know pops pitys you to some extent. And I humbly acknowledge you are a thinking being. As for information… What are you thinking of?”

>” Information on goblins. History. Behavior. I have not existed long enough to know”
>” Information on the world. Politics. Countries. I want tread this existence carefully”
>” Information on science. Magic. I wish to expand skills.”
>” Not specific. I will gain through travels.”
>Write-in
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>>3812846
I was thinking we recruit from fallen rival tribes for starters, and particularly keep an eye out for gobladies.
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>>3812854
>” Information on goblins. History. Behavior. I have not existed long enough to know”
Other options make it uncomfortably obvious that we want power.
>>3812865
This
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>>3812865
and we're going to keep all these tribesman from raping even though that's their way of life?
>>3812854
well we want all of
>” Information on goblins. History. Behavior. I have not existed long enough to know”
>” Information on the world. Politics. Countries. I want tread this existence carefully”
>” Information on science. Magic. I wish to expand skills.”
>” Not specific. I will gain through travels.”
buuuuut
for the moment i think
>” Information on goblins. History. Behavior. I have not existed long enough to know”
>” Information on the world. Politics. Countries. I want tread this existence carefully”
are what we should get more of.
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>>3812854
>” Information on the world. Politics. Countries. I want tread this existence carefully”
>” Information on science. Magic. I wish to expand skills.”
Learning politics will greatly help us later on when we're making connections.
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>>3812875
>” Information on goblins. History. Behavior. I have not existed long enough to know”
Why this?
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>>3812872
>we want power.
We said we wanted information
Information=Knowledge
Knowledge=Power
We basically told her we want power.
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>>3812887
to get information on larger tribes mostly, but also it plays up at least for the adventures the idea of a naive young goblin, true or not
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>>3812875
If they don't, we beat their ass raw. I never said no violence ever. I'm just pretty positive that raping is kinda the big thing that tweaks most folks enough to want to slaughter us, so if we don't put the kibosh on that real quick, then WE are the ones that'll get fucked. If we refrain from that, then we have a much much higher chance of sliding under the radar as a 'novelty and perhaps concern, but not nearly as threatening as other things we have to deal with right now.'
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>>3812854
>” Information on the world. Politics. Countries. I want tread this existence carefully” but i would also like to expand our magic skills
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>>3812854
Also
>” Information on goblins. History. Behavior. I have not existed long enough to know. Want to know what to do...and what not to do."
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>>3812882
This. It'd be nice to learn about goblins but the best knowledge that can help us likely comes from another source: libraries, old tomes, some ruin, sage, etc. Finding a sage that knows goblins well and getting them interested in us - very likely once they hear us talk - would score us most of the knowledge we would need for our plans.
General politics and magic would be useful and relatively easy to get from the group without causing alarm.
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>>3812905
>I'm just pretty positive that raping is kinda the big thing that tweaks most folks enough to want to slaughter us, so if we don't put the kibosh on that real quick, then WE are the ones that'll get fucked. If we refrain from that, then we have a much much higher chance of sliding under the radar as a 'novelty and perhaps concern, but not nearly as threatening as other things we have to deal with right now.'
or instead of not raping we could just not be caught raping, like don't go raiding villages and towns and dragging women away. instead sneak in, lure away, nab caravans, lone travelers. you know. sneakily rape. we're goblins, not orcs.
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>>3812905
People will likely kill us out of hand once we have any kind of nest in the making, even the people we are traveling with now. A base that is remote, hard to approach, easy to defend and has ready access to resources is what we will require to stop most groups from slaughtering us outright.
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>>3812925
exactly.
Us not being rapists won't keep us from being viewed as savage rapists. That's what goblins are viewed as. We're from Compton, we might as well be thugs.
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>>3812922
You presume we'll never get caught ever. Highly unlikely unless this is a rape power fantasy quest, and it doesn't give off that vibe. What's more, simple logic will cause people to figure it out eventually, when people that are expected somewhere go missing. Not like we can background check everyone we come across. We don't know how important or not important someone might be. It really doesn't take more than one inquiry before we're suddenly the subject of a quest. And, as repeatedly stated, we are rather weak and will remain that way relative to a good portion of adventurers for quite some time for various reasons, regardless of advanced learning capabilities.
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>>3812925
I don't disagree with that, but that doesn't mean the points are mutually exclusive.

>>3812945
And I just disagree with you on all levels for a whole host of reasons.
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>>3812897
>larger tribes mostly
Why would we want know about that?
>but also it plays up at least for the adventures the idea of a naive young goblin, true or not
Either I'm retarded or there's a typo. Can you explain what you mean by this?
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>>3812922
I agree were gonna have to rape if we want to advance. As long as we do it in secret I think it will be fine. Though I disagree on the method to aquire females. Instead of constantly kidnapping we capture some elf males and females instead of capturing more females we just breed the male and female elves when need be.
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>>3812960
We start small get the adventures to see we want to give goblins a chance at prosperity if anyone can do it its Bone wits
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>>3812945
>Us not being rapists won't keep us from being viewed as savage rapists
I honestly don't give a shit. We become strong and make connections, and people will be forced to respect us.
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>>3812975
>We become strong and make connections
This
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>>3812972
Ahh I get it know. Starting a smart gobbo tribe and maybe even a city full of humans and gobbo's would be a nice long term goal. But for now, I want get as smart and educated as possible.
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>>3812960
I mean if we ask about goblins it'll seem to the adventurers that we're young, naive, possibly capable of being civilized, Innocent even.
Essentially trying to play up the "innocent goblin " angle as a ruse.
>>3812961
I think this would work long term, but we can't count on breeding elf males and females together in the short term, elven young take too long to mature. But you're right, not constant kidnapping, kidnapping only as necessary.
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>>3812960
>>larger tribes mostly
>Why would we want know about that?
We could make connections, avoid crossing into the territory of larger goblin tribes, maybe fux some wayward goblinas
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>>3812975
They'll be forced to crusade because Deus Vult
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>>3812983
Yes gaining knowledge is a good place to start tell were closer to our long term goals
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>>3813002
>We could make connections,
With goblins, why would we want to do that?
>avoid crossing into the territory of larger goblin tribes
this isn't that big of a problem
>maybe fux some wayward goblinas
Hmmmmmmmmm
yo qm is there such thing as a qt3.14 goblin?
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>>3813037
>With goblins, why would we want to do that?
Not with goblins with other races
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Seems like there's a bit of a divide between players that want to be a more hardline, but civilized goblin, and those that just want to be a stereotypical rape and violent goblin that's just better at it than normal.

I'm personally in the former camp. Seems different and more challenging to me.
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>” Information on goblins. History. Behavior. I have not existed long enough to know”

>>3812872
>>3812875
>>3812911


>” Information on the world. Politics. Countries. I want tread this existence carefully”

>>3812875
>>3812882
>>3812906


>” Information on science. Magic. I wish to expand skills.”

>>3812882

Tie between goblin info and world info.
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>>3813037
>>3813039
No. With Goblins.
because we could from their assistance when we inevitably get someone pissed off at us. regardless of rape policy.
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>>3813050
I'll rescind my vote for goblin info to move things along.
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>>3813037

That's for me to know and you to find out.
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>>3813051
That should be after we establish a tribe with some what good terms with the other races if they find out we want an empire they will crush us right away also if we establish trade we can gather resources much easier
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>>3813059
i wasn't saying immediately start unifying tribes, just get information
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>>3813054
This for the sake of moving on but we should think about looking into magic next
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>>3813065
I like where your heads at but we should tread lightly on the subject the elf will forsure kill us if she finds out
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>>3813075
to be fair the elf will probably try to kill us regardless, especially if we learn more magic, and profane the elvish language with our tongue.
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>>3813080
that being said, i think we should learn more magic as well, because Hess is someone i think we will absolutely need to get rid of and/or chain up somewhere
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>>3813080

Yes but lets not give the others a reason to kill us see>>3811853
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>>3813082
> because Hess is someone i think we will absolutely need to get rid of and/or chain up
There could be another way but as of now your right
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>>3812872
>>3812875
>>3812911
>>3812875
>>3812882
>>3812906
>>3812882

“ Information on the world. Politics. Countries. I want tread this existence carefully” You say sternly.

She was obviously expecting something else because all you receive is a blank stare for a while. “Politics. Countries. What could a little goblin like you want with current events?” She sounded baffled. “That sort of stuff isn’t the kind of thing you need a professional for, but…”
She mumbles to herself.

“I don’t know. I can talk to you about what's goin-on in the world if you’re really that interested. But… it’s gonna cost you?” You can see she’s trying to be cheeky and ask for a price but doesn't quite know if the information you're asking for is even worth the trouble.

You watch her verbally dismiss the idea in her head. “t’s not like I have anything better to do.”

>1/2
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>>3813104
Darn. Looks like i was late for the debating and voting. I would have voted for the magic and knowledge route. The bookish halfling is a kindred spirit and potential mentor.

Hmmm. Should we contemplate goblin morality and their/or short life expectancy? Should we strive to work harder towards our goal? Be sad we may never see the fill extent of our labors? Contentment? Not think about it too much?
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>>3813116
we aren't talking to the bookish halfling right now. save the magic talk for her.
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>>3812919
>>3813050
Hey you didn't count this guy. Whatever it doesn't matter now.
>>3813055
This both excites and scares me
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>>3813116
Yes goblins have a short lifespan but why not use the short time we have to create something that can last longer be the first goblin to unite all the tribes
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>>3813148
natural lifespans are for creatures without access to necromancy. let's rectify that.
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>>3813152
Good point is there necromancy?
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>>3813152
Yes.
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>>3813158
What about life magic, or some sort of potion that can slow down our aging process?

I hope we can buy a bag of holding one day. Think of all the food we can put in one.
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>>3813169
necromancy is life magic, or more specifically, Necromancy is power over Life and Death. It's not all skeletons and liches. It's Health Fortification as well.
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>>3813180
although i suppose OP may view it specifically as death magic
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>>3813182
I'm aware of necromancy, but I'm looking for a brand of life extending magic that doesnt make you look like a gaunt skeleton.
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>>3813180
It's called positive or negative necromancy. In d&d, positive necromancy is unfortunately the sole providence of divine magic.
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>>3813169
Life magic, necromancy, divination what ever magics out there we won't know tell we discover them
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>>3812875
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>>3812882

You and the half-thing talk through the night. She talked of many things to note. You are currently within the borders of The Kingdom. The country of Leonhart. Their crest is that of a lion fighting a stag. Similarly organized are their politics, with the “Lions” Believing in expanding cities, optimized agriculture, and Iron-fisted rule, and the “Stags” Believing in a more rural society which cradles agriculture and wishes for less interference. The kingship is commonly described as the Lions, while the nobles the Stags. There is a lot of turmoil due to the country being in a time of war: The king is attempting to expand military power but the Stags are reluctant to supply troops.

The Kingdom is the country that you have to most detail on. Likely because half-thing is a native here.

Other political information she provides is as follows.

The Kingdom is currently at war with Illidrad, The nation of the Elves.

Illidrad is currently allied with the desert nation of Rez.

All three of these countries are dealing with what is known as the “Demi-human Coalition” Which is attempting an invasion from the south-East.

And to the far west is the Theocracy. It sometimes trades with Leonhart, but it is primarily isolationist.

It’s obvious she lacks a lot of information. But what she has given you has provided a start.

And with that, the sun has risen.

>Wait here for the half-thing to vouch for you and the group to prep for travel
>Say goodbye and Head off into the forest, wandering once again.
>Say goodbye and immerse yourself in the corridors of the gorge once again.
>Write-in
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>>3813313
I am conflicted
I want to bounce as soon as possible but the allure of KNOWLEDGE is telling me to stay with the fags just a little longer for more juicy knowledge
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>>3813313
>Wait here for the half-thing to vouch for you and the group to prep for travel
This is our best opportunity to use all the turmoil to our advantag possibly pick a side on the condition there's a creation of a goblin nation
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>>3813313
>Say goodbye and immerse yourself in the corridors of the gorge once again.
Fuck it. training wheels off. We'll get that knowledge our self
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>>3813313
>Wait here for the half-thing to vouch for you and the group to prep for travel
I know what you're thinking, "uhg, more dealing with these asshats?" But let me ask you this, "honestly speaking, what are a goblin's chances going it alone?" If your answer is "likely to be slain by a single, well fed kobold" then you'd be pretty darn close.
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>>3813313
>Say goodbye and immerse yourself in the corridors of the gorge once again.
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>>3813313
>Wait here for the half-thing to vouch for us and the group to prep for travel.
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>>3813352
I think split once we've found a town that wont kill us on sight
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>>3813353
True, but we don't exactly have much room to breathe. We will constantly be on their good side, and as soon as we get in a city somebody is going to be like 'my parents died from goblin, die'. This is exactly why I wanted to learn more science and magic, so our boy bone wits has a better chance at surviving.
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>>3813398
>We will constantly have be on their good side
typo
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>>3813313
>Wait here for the half-thing to vouch for you and the group to prep for travel.

Far too early to go it alone. We need to use your brain, not let move at the whims of paranoia and fear.
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>>3813396
So basically never?
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>>3813398
There's still time to try and learn from the half ling have the party protect us tell we can convince the town to help us clear out our old tribe that will put us one step closer to bringing the tribes under one banner
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>>3813313
>Say goodbye and immerse yourself in the corridors of the gorge once again.
time to lose the training wheels
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>>3813408
If that turns out to be the case then ya but its at least worth trying once if it doesn't work flea and take our research elsewhere
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>>3813416
>>3813439
Ah, conflicted once more.
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>>3813446
Its all about timing we do need to leave but we need to do it at the right time
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>>3813465
>>3813313
Switching to
>Wait here for the half-thing to vouch for you and the group to prep for travel
Ok. sure. Let's just see what happens. When should we leave
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>>3813313
Give one of our coins cuz we frens now.

>Wait here for the half-thing to vouch for you and the group to prep for travel
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>>3813396
You really think that will happen before our goblins natural lifespan ends? We need to hit the ground running and learn as much about crafting, survival, and magic as we can as fast as we can, wherever we can. If that’s separate from this group, then so be it. But those skills are what is necessary for us to create a goblin empire that can rape elves and pale skins more efficiently than any other goblin ever before us.
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>>3813346
I'm hoping the elf will teach us her DEEPEST LORE. Who knows what kind of knowledge her ancient mind may hold (because elves live for a long time).

>>3813398
We're slowly but surely building a decent rapport with this group. If we're buddy buddy with them enough then they might back us up if someone tries to give us shit.

>>3813485
Chances are we're gonna stumble upon some deep deep lore if we hang around adventures. They have a tendanecy to stick their noses in places that don't belong such as dungeons, crypts, and caves. The way i see it the pros outweigh the cons. We get to learn as we go and we get protection. Only down side is having to deal with their quirks and shenanigans.
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>>3813313
>Say goodbye and immerse yourself in the corridors of the gorge once again.
I'ts time to go boys. Ruins, forest a probably an horrible death
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>>3813493
We can probably find some deep elvish lore inside those ruins. A lore Hess wouldn't want us to have. A lore we might never access again !
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>>3813498
I'd rather not have to fight whatever might be in those runes by ourself, and the elf lady hadn't bothers taking what little elvish script we have. I see no reason why she would go out of her way to prevent our elvish education so long as we Butter her and her culture up.
>elves are really smart
>your language is so elegant and beautiful
>all elves are probably as her
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You decide it best to wait and leave with the group.

One by one, each member of the party rises up for breakfast. Eggs, but cooked. It looked first hand like a waste of time, but you consider that there may be significant benefits to cooking food. You aren't sure what, but it seems that any races which eat cooked food seem to be the smarter and better-off kind. You make a footnote in your mind to investigate this further later.

The only one to give you any more then a passing glance is Ryn, who begins glaring at you with glossed eyes as though he is in deep thought.

The group packs up there supplies surprisingly quickly. Tents away and in rolls which they strap to their backs. Cooking supplies is stored similarly. Efficient. When getting ready to step off, the obvious happens. Hess glares at you as you attempt to follow. And soon enough, as the group makes their way down the corridors attempting to find an exit, she stops them all.

"What is this? Are we just going to caravan monsters around now? Feed them like our own? Why is it following, and why am I the only one to have an issue?" She looks confusingly around at her team-mates.

The knife half-thing speaks up at this. "I determined in my own time that he could be useful. Especially for a goblin, he has good cognitive abilities. I don't know how good, but enough that I don't think we have to treat him like a wild dog. At the very least he can serve as fodder. and at most... He might become a significant tactical advantage somehow, is all i'm saying. This ain't a monster caravan. He will be paying his stay."

The words from the half-ling seem to only serve to anger Hess. With her hood off, you could easily see the tips of her ears growing red, and the veins on her temple bulge with blood. But once she looked like she was about to say something, Ryn placed his hand on her shoulder. She very quickly calmed down when this happened.

"Maybe. It better show it's worth though. Quickly too." She pauses for a moment. "Feed a wild dog and it will follow. If it finds you without food, you might become the food. I just don't want this goblin to somehow lull us into danger."

tower-man looks you over and scuffs at the idea. "You're being a bit paranoid dear. Now I understand why, but can we at-least abstain from this talk till we get the bounty for this ugly-ass rot?" He holds up the large green head he was previously caring on his shoulder. Flies buzz around it.

The half-thing had informed you during your conversations that the head was of a troll. The specific type was a dungeoness, a female troll who underwent dwarfism due to living in an enclosed area, usually a dungeon. They are fast, strong, but very stupid. Not even capable of making rudimentary traps.

Hess turns around in response, and continues wordlessly.

>1/2
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>>3813493
>their quirks
Hahaha how quirky (dey kinda quirk doe owo) a psychopath (super yandere -///- roflol) the elf treats us like an animal (kawaii tsudere *blushes deeply* rawr) oooo can't forget the knight who pities us ahahaahaha (Kuudere husbando sf hot *dies*)
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>But that… that was an incantation. He spoke that spell into life. Which means…” The girl’s giddy attitude is broken by the sight of her comrade. Hess is glaring fiercely at you.
>“Who taught you Elven?” She says this through with a piercing voice.
>She stands up then, shaking her hands to let off some steam. You are very surprised by the quick 180 she’s undergone. “You are right. It is beautiful. Far too beautiful for a disgusting mouth like yours to be speaking them.” She abruptly walks towards her tent, followed by Ryn who looks to intend to calm her.
>>3813520
I'm pretty sure that's because she realized that taking the pages wouldn't matter, since we've memorized them, after all, we cast Candlelight without reading it, and I don't think she yet knows about the page we just found.
So no, i don't think that's ample reason to not suspect she'd keep us from profaning her language.
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>>3813538
There's more than one definition of the word 'quirk'. Also, wow, man, you are really...I can't think of the word for it right now, but you're very aggressive about basically 'getting them before they get us'.
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>>3813534
>"What is this? Are we just going to caravan monsters around now? Feed them like our own? Why is it following, and why am I the only one to have an issue?" She looks confusingly around at her team-mates.
>>3813520
She clearly doesn't want us here.

It's best we start planning her demise.
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>>3813534
>At the very least he can serve as fodder.
Fuck these fucks them no. Absolute asshats, Last straw, I don't want to associate with people that think we're cannon fodder, a meat shield. Are you guys getting this? They think we're a meat shield. No. Just no.
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>>3813549
Agree 100 but i still want to fux the half-thing witch
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>>3813538
Ok? I'm not really understand what you got against tagging along with them. As I understand do far we're still in the green with this group, and our standing is steadily improving. I'd rather not deviate from what the QM has set out already and have him toss these characters in the metaphorical garbage for all the effort he put into them so far.

>>3813543
That much is obvious, but killing her is out of the question. What's the first conclusion they'd make? "The goblin did it."

>>3813549
Jesus dude. Learn to grow some thicker skin. Are you not capable or letting go grudges or just ignoring her comment? We've more to benifit if we dont react negatively towards her.
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>>3813549
In addition:
It was only the psycho that described us at the very least to being fodder, but shes just crazy. Everyone else will perceive her report of us differently. I think we'll have a better opportunity with the halfer with the book.
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You find that a presence is watching you and the group. An eerie feeling you get when being spied on. You obviously aren't the only one to notice either, seeing as how the dagger half-thing's eyes are darting everywhere attempting to locate something.

Through the tight corridors, you hear the howls of wolves. Shadows on the sunlit walls begin to dart from meters behind the group. And almost on command, they form a protective circle that you just-so-happen to awkwardly fit in.

One by one, large hounds begin to enter into the corridor from both directions. The group already seems to have a sour mood, so they enter into combat without a word. The first dog that lunges is cut down by a thrown blade.

A mass of bodies begins to charge from both sides. You can't concern yourself with the book carrier, Hess, and Ryn on the other side of the circle though. You are shocked to be staring down the jaws of countless predators. Much less a fighter in your old clan, and far less a hunter. One of the dogs pounces at you lethally, obviously aiming it's jaws towards your skull.

>Cast spell (?)(d100)
>Draw Rusted Shortsword (d100)
>Stumble back and attempt a retreat to the center of the circle
>Write-in
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>>3813555
Sure fine, you're right. I'll cool off, but you have to see why I'm getting a little heated right?
>>3813542
>but you're very aggressive about basically 'getting them before they get us'.
We're a meat sheild at least, a tactical advantage at best. Ooops, looks like we don't meet up to standard.
Guess we'll just die.
Cmon man, can you blame me? I can't help it if my spidey sences go off when we are being treated the way we are, but sure.
Also about that quirky thing, he was using it in that context so I'm not sure what you mean by there's more than one definition of the word quirk
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Rolled 61 (1d100)

>>3813578
>Cast Flameshot (d100)
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Rolled 41 (1d100)

>>3813578
>Use strengthening spell and draw shortaword
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Flameshot
>>3813578
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>>3813588
>shortsword
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Rolled 13 (1d100)

>>3813579
Dude, I just think you're getting some false positives, is all. You're risking a self-fulfilling prophecy.

>>3813578
>Draw Rusted Shortsword (d100)
Rock and roll.
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Rolled 16 (1d100)

>>3813594
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>>3813598
idk man it seems like you're just eager to get stepped on by a femdom elf
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>>3813601
Kek
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>>3813601
Not even remotely. I just use my head and strive for long-term, high reward, and with minimal (does not mean low) risk. Just because the elf hates us doesn't mean we can't be civil; otherwise she's just entirely justified in her hate. Which I, frankly, would rather not have be a thing because that'd make our lives. Y'know. Easier.

And femdom actually turns me off a lot.
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Rolled 19 (1d100)

>>3813578
Reinforce arm
You're asking for a fistin mutt
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Rolled 30 (1d100)

>>3813609
This guy gets it
Rolling for the chance to befriend the tsundere elf
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>>3813613
she's not tsundere
she's tsuntsun
and she'll never be tsundere
unless we mindbreak her
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>>3813587
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>>3813613

( {Fire-shot} Reached two first, so for simplicity sake)

Your reaction time was just off. Your fire-shot let-off as the beast was only a few inches away, thus the Burning corpse of the dog slumps over your body. You feel the flames lapping at your flesh and nearly scream, but catch yourself. You won't give looking down on you any more satisfaction. Not through your screams of pain.

>Cast {Water-spawn} to put out the fire before you, and push the beast off
>Cast {Reinforce} To harden your arms against the lapping fire, and push the beast off
>Call for the help of those around you (?)
>Write-in
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>>3813616
Personally I prefer the bookish one. 100% precious marshmallow.
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Rolled 57 (1d100)

>>3813619
>Cast {Reinforce} To harden your arms against the lapping fire, and push the beast off
also it gets us ready for shortsword use
>>3813621
Yeah but she might actually fuck us, the elf never will, nor will the elf ever even like us.
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Rolled 81 (1d100)

>>3813619
>Cast {Reinforce} To harden your arms against the lapping fire, and push the beast off
FALCON PAWCH
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>>3813626
Do not lewd the legal loli
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>>3813634
we're probably the same height
i'ma lewd her
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>>3813619
>>Cast {Reinforce} To harden your arms against the lapping fire, and push the beast off
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>>3813640
Please decease from this course of action.
She is a wholesome individual for friendship and academic learning, not lewding.
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>>3813644
Correction:
She is a wholesome individual for friendship, academic learning, and lewding.
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>>3813626
>>3813629
>>3813641


You mumble the incantation for {Reinforce} Turning your arms to living stone. With the pain gone, you thrust the dog off your body and rise. Around you, most of the dogs have fallen. You inspect your body to find red-splotches spread across your chest, which will surly turn to blisters within the next few days. The last few dogs are being dealt with. You decide to

>Engage some of the remaining in melee using {Reinforce} (d100) and your Rusted Shortsword (d100)
>Fire at them from a distance using {Flame-shot} (d100)
>Leave the last few dogs to Tower-man and dagger Half-thing And go check-up on the others
>Leave the last few dogs to Tower-man and dagger Half-thing and go scavenge the corpses. Meats, teeth, and valuables
>Write-in
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Goodnight
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>>3813652
>Leave the last few dogs to Tower-man and dagger Half-thing And go check-up on the others
Gotta make sure Book Half-Thing is alright if we want to lewd her.
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>>3813652
>Leave the last few dogs to Tower-man and dagger Half-thing And go check-up on the others
Prep a reinforce just in case.
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>>3813652
>go scavenge the corpses. Meats, teeth, and valuables
Oooh let's go this after the fighting. We have an over sized knife we can use to cut up the meat, and maybe the hide for a pelt coat if we have the skill? We can surely collect the teeth to make a wicked one handed tooth club with.
Are the skulls large enough to be made into an improved helmet for us?
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Rolled 36, 20 = 56 (2d100)

>>3813652
>Engage some of the remaining in melee using {Reinforce} (d100) and your Rusted Shortsword (d100)
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>>3813661
yes, this after
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>>3813652
>Leave the last few dogs to Tower-man and dagger Half-thing And go check-up on the others
Book girl best girl.
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>>3813485
See>>3813152
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>>3813652
>Leave the last few dogs to Tower-man and dagger Half-thing And go check-up on the others
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>>3813621
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>>3813645
I knew i should have stayed up for another couple hours
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Rolled 56 (1d100)

>>3813652
>>Fire at them from a distance using {Flame-shot} (d100)
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Rolled 68 (1d100)

>>3813652
>Engage some of the remaining in melee using {Reinforce} (d100) and your Rusted Shortsword (d100)
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>>3813658
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>>3814047

You decide to check up on the others of the group. Turning around, you find that they’ve almost finished off all the pack. Though, they still look engaged enough to have not seen your blunder.

Some of the dogs have arows protruding from their vital spots. Some Have bisecting slashes. And some only remain as chard piles of bone. No other
teammates appear to be scratched, and they seem to want to continue on as quickly as possible. Hess begins walking as soon as the last hound is ended. The rest of the party soon follows suit.

>Scavenge the hounds. The things found could be useful. You’ll just catch-up to the
group later.

>Scavenge the hounds and search nearby rooms. It will put you behind the party, but
you could find valuables.

>Speak to the group(?)

>Continue on with the party

>Write-in
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>>3814168
>>Scavenge the hounds and search nearby rooms. It will put you behind the party, but
>you could find valuables.
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>>3814269
>Scavenge the hounds and search nearby rooms. It will put you behind the party, but
you could find valuables.
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>>3814168
>>Scavenge the hounds and search nearby rooms. It will put you behind the party, but
>you could find valuables.
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>>3814168
oof. tough one.
>Scavenge the hounds and search nearby rooms. It will put you behind the party, but you could find valuables.
we might find the magic mcguffin that lets the party proceed, or saves them
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>>3814333
Or, alternatively, doom the party, turning them into your tormented undead slaves, either way I support this plan.
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>>3814168
>Scavenge the hounds and search nearby rooms. It will put you behind the party
But dont let the party get too far ahead of us we dont want them getting suspicious
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>>3814344
Can we breed goblins with undead elf's?
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>>3814390
probably not but we can still fuck them
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>>3814392
Fair enough but i thought you wanted to bump uglys with the book bitch
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>>3814401
sure i do
but not exclusively
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>>3814407
Im ok with this as long as it doesn't interfere with creating our empire
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>>3814412
it's how we create our empire. seeding pale skin thots and creating our brood
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>>3814418
Not necessarily im this guy>>3813158
Just phone posting but there is a possibility of getting female goblins if we get a large enough tribe. Im not saying don't do it but having at least one kingdom on our side is beneficial. What im trying to say is lets try to keep the rape on the down low tell the other cant do anything about it
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i think we should loot some but no rooms so we dont fall behind, and get a pelt like one anon suggested so we can stay warm.
also when we stop next with the party we should light the fire for them.
also also, do they know we have dark vision? we can be useful during the night to spot things they cant so we dont get kicked out like they suggested we'd get if we werent useful.
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>>3813621
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>>3813796
No stop. Stop. I’d rather not do that thank you very much.
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>>3814831
you are such a buzzkill
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>>3814831
this. anything thinking other races would willingly sex us is retarded or trolling.
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>>3814854
No, I just don’t like unfunny shitposting
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>>3814856
>implying it's shitposting
>>3814855
what is willing?
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>>3814860
Anon, please say you’re shit posting. We’re worried anon
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>>3814863
I'm 100% serious.
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>>3814865
im all for exploiting the adventurers later but all that talk was cringey as fuck
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>>3814865
We’ve been seeing eye to eye on most things, so I don’t understand why you want to fuck any one of these asshats. Later anon, have patience.
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>>3814900
desu i thought you were >>3813609
but i want to fuck everything
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>>3814910
Don’t worry anon, we’re gonna get a qt3.14 goblina later. Try to keep your dick in your pants till then.
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>>3814930
Someone has to be the voice of reason
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>>3815067
my reason is procreation
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>>3815067
Well, if implications are to be believed, book girl is no less psycho than knife half-thing. I just think our goblin would be pretty happy, in a semi romantic friend way, with a fellow scholar. Bonus points because goblin "morality" is easy for psychopaths to understand.
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>>3815075
Yes all in good time but if we jump right into it we'll be the ones getting fucked
>>3815108
It is a good Avenue of approach there less likely to kill us if one of there own is digging Bone wits but i think we should focus on survival, revenge, then reproduction
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>>3815108
Reading that closer and remembering that we want magic your post makes alot more sence to me. The book half ling is our best bet on learning more magic
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>>3814348

You decide that you should scavenge what presents itself in the area. You'll catch up with the party later.

You watch the party round the corner. The only thing you receive from them before they leave is a glance and nod from tower-man.

You skin one of the dogs with your rusty blade. You have never skinned an animal before, but you've seen it done. For your first time, it surly went well.

You have obtained a {Shoddy Raw Dungeon-hound Pelt}

The raw hide over your shoulder, you begin looking over the animals for any other useful parts. Their teeth aren't particularly good, nor are most their bones. The skull is interesting, but you aren't sure if you'll have hands for it after looking through the nearby rooms.

You emerge into the side-rooms of the corridor and scavenge for anything interesting. In one of the rooms, you find Skeleton which can't have been here for long. The cloths are in reasonable condition, and there is still some dried connective tissue on the bones. It has a satchel which looks untouched, and in it's skeletal hand lay a small mirror. The sun of morning which ricochets through the corridors shines off it brightly.

You take the {Finely Inscribed Hand-Mirror}

You naturally take all else too. In the {Satchel} is

1 {Damaged Map}
5 {Shiny Coin}
1 {Vial of Iron-filings}
1 {Old Stone Cup}

Interesting. This is a somewhat interesting hall.

After searching the other rooms, you come up with

2 {Odd Coins}
1 {Damaged Page of Elven witch-words}

You walk back into the main hall. Elven witch-words you had, along with the letter and book that were loosely held on your person now take up the space in your {Satchel}. It is now full.

You still have nothing on in terms of actual clothes. Taking the skeletons cloths would give you some protection from the elements, but their being too large would make your speed and physical combat prowess lesser.

>Take the skeletons cloths
>Leave the skeletons cloths
>Write in
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>>3815160
>Leave the skeletons cloths
we be freeballin it
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>>3815167
this. we got the pelt for now.
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>>3815169
>>3815167
>>3815160
or maybe we can use rusty knife to cut the clothes to size?
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>>3815172
How long would it take?
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>>3815179
>cut bottom of pants and shirt
>tie pants to ourself with something
like a minute or two?
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>>3815160
>Write in
Read the damaged map
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>>3815160
Support >>3815172 if we can cut the clothes to size easily so they don't hamper us.
If not, then
>Leave the skeletons cloths
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>>3815181
I think our time would be better used reading the map
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>>3815187
we can read map after that, or before, either works for me as long as we try
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>>3815160
>>3815183
>Read the damaged map
Change my vote to this, as the map may have importance in the short term.
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>>3815183
supporting
it's possibly of immediate use, whereas the cloths aren't
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>>3815194
Fair enough but we should find the party after that we don't want too lose them yet
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>>3815201
Depending on what the map says
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>>3815160
>Write In
Make makeshift sacks out of the skeleton cloths.
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>>3815181
>>3815183
+1
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>>3815167
>>3815183
>>3815186
>>3815197
>>3815199
>>3815205

(Here is a reminder on inventory)

-WEAPONS-
{Rusted Shortsword}

-SPELLS-
{Candle-Light}
{Flame-Shot}
{Water-Spawn}
{Reinforce}

-FOOD-
{}

-MISC-
({Satchel})
1/2 {Blood-stained Cookbook}
1 {Blood-stained letter home}
4 {Page of Elven witch-words}
1 {Page of Damaged Elven witch-words}
6 {Odd Coins}
5 {Shiny Coins}
1 {Vial of Iron-filing}
1 {Old Stone Cup}
1 {Damaged Map}
You bring out the {Damaged Map} and take a look at it. Much of it is unlabeled, and what is labeled certainly isn't in a language you understand. The map itself looks very old. It appears to be a random assortment of rooms at first glance, but after noticing landmark signs that looked familiar, it looks like it is a map of the ruins. You can even trace the map up till the gorge, but past that and the map fades from water-damage and age.

There appear to be access points to deeper layers of the ruins on this map. Odd-looking chambers can be found in the floor below. However, The map of your area is large so it's likely that exploration will take a while.


>Continue on
>Use the map to explore areas of interest
>Put on the skeletons cloths.
>Cut up the Cloths to fit you (This will only give you a top covering. The bottom can;t easily be modified.)
>Examine the {Elven witch-words}
>Examine an item under your possession
>Write-in
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>>3815258
cut up the top cloth to fit us then catch up to the gang and see if they wanna help us explore the ruins before/after they deliver the green head.
we can come back and explore later if we want to.

also what happened to the shoddy pelt we made before?
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>>3815258
Let the party have the map to gain favor if we want to go deeper we need the party
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>>3815264
Depending on how long this will take im cool with this
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>>3815264
Forgot to add that. It's there, slung over your shoulder
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Stopping a little early tonight due to life.

Goodnight.
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>>3815294
nite nite (i also need to sleep, fucking 3am now)
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>>3815294
Goodnight
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>>3815258
>Cut up the Cloths to fit you
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>>3815258
>Read the undamaged page of elven witch words
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>>3815160
>assuming we dont take the clothes
Give us clothes

>>3815258
Again take clothes. We can cut up and tie ends with b.c string and dope to make it fit. Maybe even learn to sow. Let's find the others.
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>>3815367
We can do that some other time
>>3815397
>Again take clothes. We can cut up and tie ends with b.c string and dope to make it fit. Maybe even learn to sow. Let's find the others.
I support this
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>>3815414
Supporting this.
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Hey, this quest is pretty good, glad I found it
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>>3815258
Supporting
>>3815414
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>>3815367
>>3815414
Im not trying to be a dick but the elven witch words aren't going anywhere and im sure the book half ling would be interested in seeing them
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>>3816050
>halfling word witches
Soooooooon
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>>3815264
>>3815316
>>3815316
>>3815397
>>3815430
>>3816033

You strip the skeleton of it's clothes, looking to modify them. The top is some kind of tunic, while it's bottom looks to simply be a pair of string-adjustable pants.

Closer inspection yields that both pieces of clothing can easily be modified for use. First, You cut off the extra sleeve-length of the tunic so that it fits you short-sleeved. Then, you shorten the pant legs to just above your knees. This allows for a full range of motion on your part.

Lastly, you take the skeletons belt and secure the draping fabric of the tunic.

The skeletons shoes are far too large to be used. So you continue on barefoot.

Next, you decide to

>Continue on. You've spent far too much time here, and the party could be waiting or gone
>Use the map to explore areas of interest. This place could yield good loot, or even make a nice home.
>Examine the {Page of Damaged Elven witch-words}
>Examine an item under your possession(?)
>Write-in
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>>3816203
Catch up to the gang, try to convince them that exploring the ruin with the help of the map is a good idea
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>>3816203
>>3816209
>Catch up to the gang, try to convince them that exploring the ruin with the help of the map is a good idea
Supporting, but I'd just share that we found a map of the ruins.
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>>3816224
Agreed
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>>3816235

You decide that enough time has been spent exploring on your own. For now you settle on catching up to the party.

The patter of your feet echos through the sun-lit corrodes of the ruin as you make your way through. After much time, you arrive at a wide set of stares which open up into the forest. The ground near the entry of the ruin is strewn with withered and aged stone. It looks like this exit used to be covered by a building, but the only thing remaining of its existence is a stone foundation which has merged with the moss and trees.

Through the forest canopy, you spot the sun a quarter-way risen.

Only in this relaxing with a calmed mind do you finally feel the wave of exhaustion. Two days of no sleep has left you ready to collapse. The cool breeze of the forest doesn't help.

You examine the forest for any signs of the party. And sure enough, sitting on the exposed root of a nearby tree is the knife half-thing. She smiles, a mix of her predatory nature and annoyance.

"You took long, didn't you?" She says, her hand on her belt and knife-sheath.

"Found things. Map, pelt, and cloths." You spin around, showing off all the new things you've acquired.

You look around, noticing nobody else is present. You glance at her, confused. "Where are others?"

She looks slightly relieved. "They headed on". She flips her knife, which she was holding in her right hand, back into it's sheath.

"We should catch up though. It'll be noon before we get back."

She begins walking through the forest. You follow lazily, exhaustion seeping through your whole body.

She looks back at you and sighs. "We are stopping at a small village before we head to get the bounty. Mostly because the food there is cheaper. You'll need to look presentable for that, so take these."

She hands you a {Small Cowl}
fitted to a half-thing, it isn't anything but perfect for your size.

Next, she hands you a {Rogue's mask}

A mask made from some kind of chalky material. It's very light. It is mainly just plane white, with some black swirls decoratively painted on. Though not fit completely, it works

"Isn't odd for a rogue to have on a hood and mask, so you shouldn't stand out much."

At this, you both continue walking.

>Start conversation with her as you walk

>Remain silent and inspect an item under your possession

>Remain silent and still till you make it to the village.
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>>3816283
>>Remain silent and inspect an item under your possession
1 {Page of Damaged Elven witch-words}
if we cant do this while travelling switch to:
1 {Old Stone Cup}
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>>3816283
>Remain silent and inspect an item under your possession
Page of Damaged Elven witch-words
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>>3816283
>Start conversation with her as you walk
Ask about the kingdom and why they are at war with the Illidrad
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>>3816289
>>3816348
This is a chance to gain more information i think we should wait to inspect our items untell we are somewhere more private as for the witch words ahy not wait until we reach the party and try to get the book halfling to mentor us
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>>3816361
i thought this was the other not-halfling
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>>3816361
No, this is the rogue and we've spoken with her at length last night; peppering someone constantly with questions is annoying.
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>>3816283
>Start conversation with her as you walk
Extra info about goblins (possibly even confirmation about goblinas) would be swell.
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>>3816362
No this one is the knife halfling we want to talk to the book halfling
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>>3816369
I support this we haven't learned any goblin information yet
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>>3816379
you cant double vote, you double nigger
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>>3816368
Your right i still think learning this info is important but we can bother other party members for it
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>>3816379
also this prob is your phonesamefag id
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>>3816383
i should have clarified that i withdraw this>>3816361 statement or at least said that i would rather have his question asked instead of mine. Nowim withdrawing this support>>3816379 because >>3816368 has changed my mind.
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>>3816388
We dont just vote we discuss options with each other. Have you read the whole thread or are you just jumping in without reading?
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>>3816401
you are only discussing with yourself 1/6 of the posts in this thread are yours. that only says attention seeking 14year old to me
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>>3816406
Ok ill chill out
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i dont think rogue halfling mind us asking some more things, she seems friendly enough.
if we notice her get annoyed we can stop the conversation.
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>>3816209
backing
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>>3816674
we already are, read the thread...
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>>3816674
>>3816679

sorry the next chunk hadn't loaded yet, ignore
>>3816283
>>3816379
supporting
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>>3816399

You walk behind the path she forges through the forest and underbrush. Soon however, your path opens up into a beaten trail. After a few minutes of walking, you decide to spark up a conversation. Mainly asking wishing to ask about more context for goblins and perhaps about the politics of the county you occupy.

"What are goblins history? Where do they fit in everything? Why are party so careful around single goblin?"

Questions such as these are asked. The conversation is lengthy and you two have a very interesting back-and-forth. The information you receive is as follows.

1. Goblins have no history. No nest has ever gotten large enough or civil enough to care for written history. And the only verbal passage in goblin history are ones of which you already knew. Memes which are used for survival. Elves may have some history on goblins as they are the most long-lived of races, so historical events are far less-often lost in their books and minds.

2. Humans , as the pale-men are known, Don't have any in-detail history on goblins. But there are many books on their biology, behavior, and some notable goblin-nests recorded in books within libraries that can be found in some choice cities. From what she says, humans are remarkably fond of finding out new things. And due to goblin's particularly odd biology and reproduction methods, scholars of old took interest in them.

3. Most goblin tribes are seen as infectious pests. One goblin has the potential to start a super nest. Though individually weak, their numbers grow exceptionally quickly in areas abundant in food. With the potential for 1 generation grown and sexually mature every 2 weeks (She is referring to the gore-pit method). That is why a single goblin can be seen as such a threat. Goblins are usually a kill-on-sight kind of monster, especially near settlements.

4. Goblins are used as fodder-soldier in the armies of the Demi-human coalition. Massive amounts are flooded into enemy lines, slaughtered by the hundreds, all to soften up infantry before big-hitters like ogres and trolls are sent in.

You arrive at the village before you can ask much of anything about politics. Still though, you leave the conversation somewhat satisfied. Like an itch has been scratched.

>1/2
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>>3816683
2/2 ?
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>>3816289
>>3816348
>>3816352
>>3816369
>>3816399

The village is surrounded by significant amounts of farmland, which you and her walk through before reaching a gate and walls made of wood. The walls are made of many dried tree-trunks which are bound together with leathers, mud, and rope. They look to surround the residence and shops of the village.

At the gate sits a small middle-aged human whom is reading a book He looks up from his book with the half-thing's approach. His hair is in the shape of a circlet, which wraps around a bald center. peculiar.

"Toll please. 4 silver." He says in a monotone voice.

She fishes around in in her pants for 8 silver. "Price has gone up, hasn't it?" She says in annoyed voice.

She hands him the silver, which triggers his response. "Crown's gotta pay for the war somehow. Nobles are getting stingier and stingier." He leans back in his chair and settles back to reading. You and half-thing walk through the gate and into the small village. Nobody bats an eyes towards you with both your cowl and mask on.

Coming upon a small market-place, she looks about for the party. Spotting two of them at a food stand, she moves towards them. Hess and Ryn appear to be haggling with the stand-owner, a young, full, and muscular women. Her father sits behind her in a chair, seemingly observing her actions.

Upon half-thing's approach though, Ryn turns around while Hess continues pursuit of goods.

"How'd it go? Did it give you any trouble?" Ryn had a somewhat cheery expression.

"No. Actually he came out close to noon looking for us. So no trouble needed. He's right here actually." She motions to you.

His expression goes blank for a moment before pulling on a poorly made facade of happy-suprise.

"Nice!" he takes a moment to think, placing on an exaggeratedly grim expression. "Make sure he doesn't get into any trouble. If he's found out, it could mean our asses..." He then brightens up once again."Cardy and pops are looking in the smith's shop. They didn't expect to find anything great, just interested in looking around. We should be leaving soon enough, probably within two hours time. So don't get into any trouble." With that, turns back around towards the stand.

Half-thing turns back to you. "This place is kinda boring. Seen everything already. So I guess I'll be escorting you around till It's time to go." She waits for your response.

>Go to the smith's shop. Cardy and pops could be interesting. The items there could be even more so.
>Explore the small marketplace. There is food and some jewelry available.
>"Trouble. What Ryn mean by 'give you trouble'?"
>Explore the village for notable shops (What kind are you interested in finding)
>Wait till it is time to leave.
>Write-in
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>>3816715

Sorry. Took a second.
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>>3816730
>>Wait till it is time to leave.
no rocking the boat
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>>3816730
>wait till it is time to leave
but
>read our new page of elven witch words
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>>3816730
>>Explore the small marketplace. There is food and some jewelry available.
we need our own food rations
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>>3816730
>"Trouble. What Ryn mean by 'give you trouble'?"
Also, it's best we slip away from them at the best possible chance.
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>>3816746
>>3814930
+1
This is me btw
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we need to sleep some before we die of exhaustion, guys. we havent slept in almost 3 days.
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>>3816751
change my vote to this>>3816800
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>>3816741
>>3816746
>>3816751
>>3816760
>>3816800
>>3816779
>>3816807

You look at her as she waits for a response. Your vision and hands are shaky from sleep deprivation, and the burns on your chest don't help. You settle on asking her a quick question, before scrapping the rest of your time here to sleep.

"What did Ryn mean with 'Trouble'?" You ask in an inquisitive expression.

She is silent for a moment, then sighs. "I'm sure you can guess. But here, Ill spell it out for you. Goblins are very dangerous. We'd be deplorable to leave one in a newly cleared out dungeon. A space lacking predators and ample in prey, which lays a ways from any significant source of civilization. That's asking for an infestation." She looks at you with a fake sympathetic gaze, but soon realizes such a thing isn't really worth the effort. The next of her words leave a blank face.

"I was going to track you down and kill you if you didn't show up by noon. I was supposed to end you right away, but I'd resolved to give you a little time, orders or not." She examines your face. You're too tired to really react with anything. To give her a little-bit to go off of though, you try to make a pained expression. You think you did semi-well at this.

"Not for your sake, though. Sis would have been sad with something so unique and interesting going to waste. So it was for her sake." She pauses.

"Don't take it personally. It would have been irresponsible on our part to have done anything else."

With that, you sit down at a nearby table outside a building labeled "Bakery"

Truly, such a thing doesn't surprise you. In fact, It kind of pains you that you hadn't suspected such a consequence would have arise if you stayed behind. These humans seem to be very wary of you. And maybe they should be. As you consider your future plans, a clan does seem to be a reoccurring point. But it still jabs your heart to hear of these people so effortlessly deciding to end you.

" Very tired. I am very tired. I will sleep till time." You say to the half-thing.

She simply nods in response and sits down across from you.
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>>3816741
>>3816746
>>3816751
>>3816760
>>3816779
>>3816800
>>3816807

Before you lull off, you undue the clasp on your satchel and pull out the {Damaged Page of Elven witch-words}.

Unfolding the paper, you examine the damage.

It looks like there are large blots of old and dried mold on the page, and a large section of it is unreadable. Recovering the incantation will require help from someone more knowledgeable.

You lay down your head on the table before you. You can't help but sigh as you finally rest. The sun bothers you some, but soon you are whisked to sleep.

...

You wake up to a hand on your shoulder. The Tower-man. He looks at you, and you half-eyed back at him.

"We are leaving now." He stares at you with an odd gentle impatience.

You get up and Follow him to the gate. You aren't sure how long two hours is but it certainly isn't long enough. You still feel very sleepy, but the nap was enough to restore you from the verge of collapsing. The sun is 3/4ths through the sky.

In a better state, you rebuke yourself for not admiring human ingenuity more. the way they utilize the woods to build there structures instead of building in caves. Using these methods could be useful for future endeavors.

Tower-man sees your weariness and looks bothered for a moment. "I can carry you if you'd prefer to sleep."

>"Yes, thank you." Who are you to pass up more sleep.

>"No thank you." You can tough it out.

>Write-in
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>>3816953
accept his offer, tell him to wake you when it gets dark, then we can use your dark vision to help them, or light fires.
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>>3816953
>"Yes, thank you." Who are you to pass up more sleep.
Nap Time
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>>3816971
+1
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>>3816968
Dis
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>>3816968
No, I’d rather keep quiet about the fact we can see in the dark. We have to have some cards in our deck hidden
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>>3816971
+1
I don’t want our guard down but our goblin boy needs some sleep
Something tells me he’ll love caffeine
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>>3817148
alright, lets keep that ace up our sleeve a while longer then.
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>>3817148
i appreciate the concern but it's probably known, since there have been studies of goblin biology
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>>3817148
have we shown the party the map yet? thats something i think we can use to try to ease their concern about us and its not like we can clear that ruin ourselves...yet
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>>3817160
depends. they wouldnt be able to get that info by dissecting us with lack of high-tech equipment.
i guess they can deduct it since we live in caves and might have raided during the nights without illumination.
is there a way we could get them to tell us if they know or not without giving away the fact we can in case they dont know we can?
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>>3817199
I'm not sure but i'm not thinking of it
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>>3817208
maybe if we go "so dark here" (granted it's somewhere dark and not moonlight or shit) and ask if rogue halfling can see anything in the dark (i dont remember if it was dark when we met them in the gorge or not, if it was we can use that to ask her how they spotted us), or ask if elves can see in dark (they probably have better eyesight than humies at least?)
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>>3817219
and see if they point out if we have dark vision or not if they know, or move from asking if elves or the rogue halfling have then ask if any other races have dark vision
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>>3817224
i like this idea see what they know about our dark vision but not be shady about it
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>>3817251
yeah, gotta be very careful to not give ourselves away, like dont be rarted and say "dark vision" or whatever it's actually called.
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>>3816968
>>3816971
>>3816977
>>3817143
>>3817148
>>3817152
>>3817251

You accept his proposal reluctantly. You’d prefer to stay on guard, but this sleep deprivation could prove far more then just annoyance if it continues.

“Yes. Thank you”

He hoists you up and begins walking once again. Soon, you fall into a deep sleep.



You open your eyes groggily. Your shoulders are being shaken.

“Wake up. It’s sundown.” Tower-man’s voice is the first that meets you as you emerge from sleep. There he, standing above you. The sky is a deep fading purple. You never used to go outside, so the sight is awe-inspiring to you.

However, your company is not so forgiving to such ventures as admiring the environment, so you quickly rise to your feet. You feel far better after rest. Your body, which felt lazy and useless before, Has had a significant weight lifted off of it.

The smell of stew is rich in the air, and you see that the book half-thing is cooking on a hastily-built fire. Your stomach growls. However, this bothers you little. You weren't a hunter in your previous tribe, nor a combatant, so you often got fed the least… Usually meaning only one meal every 2-3 days. That’s why your body appears as gaunt as a skeleton with a table-cloth draped over it.

You had a question pop into your mind in your sleep. Surely there are records somewhere that humans know goblins have night vision. But do these people know of that? You think of a way to ask without providing suspicion. Then you find the most familiar of all the party and ask.

>1/2
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>>3816968
>>3816971
>>3816977
>>3817143
>>3817148
>>3817152
>>3817251

“Do Elves have best vision? Hess was very quick to spot me at other place” You are trying to increase you're understanding of the common language, and you think you’ve become far better even given the limited amount of time you've been in contact with other speakers.

Knife half-thing seemed to not be expecting the random question. “Yes, actually. Their vision is the most superb of all the Humanic beings. I’d like to think I top their average personally, however.” She grins to herself in a gloating manner.

“Can they even see in the dark?” You ask curiously.

“They can see better in the dark, but they don't have dark-vision. Only animals which live perpetually or often in the dark have dark-vision. Dwarves, when our country’s had contact with each other, supposedly had a low-potency form of dark-vision. Goblins like yourself for instance, which call deep caverns home, should be able to see in the dark. If your further curious about the subject, however, I’d ask sis.”

You notice her language towards you is slowly becoming more toned-down then when you first tried talking to her. You hope that is a slow build of respect or a slow degrade in her fear of you.

So sis, presumably the one Ryn meant when he said “Cardy”, is exceptionally knowledgeable. From the sounds of it, perhaps even a scholar of some sort. Interesting.

>Attempt to make conversation with a party-member till the stew is finished

>Remain silent and inspect an item while waiting (?)

>Remain silent

>Attempt to leave camp and explore the nearby woods

>Write-in
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>>3817372
>Attempt to make conversation with a party-member till the stew is finished
show Cardy the Page of Elven witch-words
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>>3817372
appears they're not completely sure we got dark vision, this is positive.

do we ask the friendly humie where we are going/doing or ask book halfling about the damaged elven paper?
>"knifey halfthing say you smart, can help bonewits with pointy-ear words?"
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>>3817380
backing
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>>3817387
does it really matter where we are going at the moment?
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>>3817433
i guess not, just kinda wanted to see if we could propose going back to the ruins from yesterday and explore with them, but it can wait
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>>3817380
+1
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>>3817433
now that we have the rogue mask and cowl im cool with spiting the party now that we can move through towns. or this>>3817437
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>>3817452
but we still need food
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>>3817452
did you forget the part where they were gonna kill us if we didnt follow them?
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>>3817437
that does sound like a good idea but i doubt they'll change their course for our sake
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>>3817433
Kind of, we should think about going to the all mighty tomb of knowledge, The Library. Also bone wits needs some meat on his bones, shove some brown rice and chicken down his eating hole and he’ll be filled up in no time.
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>>3817455
I’m too lazy to scroll up and look for this, can you link it?
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>>3817463
>>3816951
>"I was going to track you down and kill you if you didn't show up by noon. I was supposed to end you right away, but I'd resolved to give you a little time, orders or not."
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>>3817461
Reminder kids:

>Current Goals
1. Survive to see another day
2. Continue to learn about the world around us, so decisions we make are knowledgeable and well thought.
3. Gather GAINS and KNOWLEDGE, git gud.
4. Goblin power
5. Plan for future.

>The Mantra of Bone Wits

>>3817372
>>3817380
This is a good action, this group of adventures provides protection from greater threats, but is a threat on its own. Gathering as much knowledge from as many as we can before we may need to take our leave will be useful. As well as gaining enough emotional connection to make them hesitate long enough should one make the call for our head.

Soon we should start prepping our kit, and formulate a plan of escape from this party should the need arise. Let's list each member, potential skillset/class, means of evasion/disabling, and means of escape. Hopefully we can figure out a rough location with our map, perhaps a good place to flee to.
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>>3817455
i think we could slip away but ill support exploring the ruins
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>>3817469
Ok this shit is starting to get on my nerves, they’re putting restrictions on our movement? Why are we putting up with these guys again? We got a cloak and mask, and enough information. I say we ask for help with the page of spells, and bounce during the night.
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>>3817482
i think if we can get them to explore the ruins, we could intentionally lead them in to danger, get them killed, maybe captured.
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>>3817476
>Let's list each member, potential skillset/class, means of evasion/disabling, and means of escape. Hopefully we can figure out a rough location with our map, perhaps a good place to flee to.
it would be good to know there capability's and limitations but honestly all i will track is there race and class
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>>3817476
>>3817477
>>3817482
>>3817492
we could tell them about our old nest, and use that to get away from them while they're busy destroying it, we get revenge and can go our own way with less chance of them killing us for trying to escape.
but for now just stay with them for survival.
we gotta remember they will only let us stay as long as we are useful, so we might wanna think of some ways to be useful.
since they kinda know we "should have" dark vision we could help be night watch if needed. during day towerguy could carry us if we need to sleep a bit.
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>>3817476
>Adventure Party Members
>Tower-Man/Pops-Male
>Ryn- Male, Human?. Possible relationship with Hess?
>Hess- Female, Elven. Hates us because gobo elf slave rape. Despises the fact we do magic with her language. Ryn calmed her last time she was angry.
>Cardy
>Knife Half-Thing- Female, taught a quite a bit. Partial to us. Can't read Elvish. Would still kill us. Different (psycho)
>Book Girl- Female. Different (psycho)
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>>3817503
>but for now
Ok, when then? I don’t want to keep saying “for now” I want to start to start to take preparations for when we take off and start training. We need to start thinking about this.
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>>3817492
the rogue will probably half to go first depending on how good they are at finding traps the elf poses the biggest problem because killing her wont help us in the long run but if we turn on this party we cant let any get away to tell the world about our existence.
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>>3817521
I thought Ryn was the Knife Half-thing and Cardy was the Book Girl
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>>3817524
when we feel we got enough info and skills and isnt a walking skellington in a potato bag.

>>3817521
isnt cardy the book girl (halfling) ?
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>>3817524
We could gather simple materials, roll a check to braid rope perhaps. A lot of things a goblin can do with rope.
>>3817521
>>3817528

Not sure, I know for a fact Ryn is not Knife Half-thing, as they are mentioned separately and have different genders. Cardy being Book Girl is possible.
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>>3817536
see >>3817372
>"If your further curious about the subject, however, I’d ask sis."
>So sis, presumably the one Ryn meant when he said “Cardy”, is exceptionally knowledgeable. From the sounds of it, perhaps even a scholar of some sort.
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>>3817524
instead of leaving the party why not use them for a gore pit?
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>>3817528
They are limiting our movement, and will kill us as soon as they see us as a threat. We get a bit big for our britches and they’ll cull us right then and there simple as that.
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>>3817536
Seems like a plan, perhaps bone wits could learn a bit of alchemy?
Everybody gangsta till the goblin is making acid and putting poison in your food.
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>>3817557
We don’t have the skill for that yet.
yet.
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>>3817557
we cant prep an ambush/trap cus that means leaving them and being hunted and killed by them.
and we dont have the physical strength to kill them ourselves.

>>3817562
that's a good idea.

>>3817558
good thing we got wits then. and we just gotta get some meat on our bones so we can at least kill a wolf or something easily once we're on our own.
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>>3817521
>>3817524
>>3817526
>>3817527
>>3817528
>>3817536
>>3817539

Writing now.

(If there is any confusion, i'd like to clear it up. Both halfling girls have been referred to as sis. Cardy is the name of the halfling you have had the least contact with, the one whom is supposedly smart. She is described in one of the first posts as having glasses and wielding a book here >>3806493
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>>3817565
ok are you willing to put up with their buttfuckery until then? because if we dont keep track of them i dont like the outcome
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>>3817571
We need chicken.
Lots of chicken.
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>>3817583
It will take a long ass time to match the strength of each of these fuckers. Just bulk the goblin boy and learn some alchemy. Maybe learn how to make a sleeping agent or some slow acting poison.
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>>3817562
Doesn't even have to be that difficult. Pitfall traps. Remember, we don't even have to kill anyone, just be able to get away fast enough that we don't get caught and can't be tracked. We are the only one with dark sight. A good distraction would be a great time to slip away through a premade route filled with stuff to slow down any chasers.

>Adventure Party Members
1.Tower-Man/Pops-Male
2.Ryn- Male, Human?. Possible relationship with Hess?
3.Hess- Female, Elven. Hates us because gobo elf slave rape. Despises the fact we do magic with her language. Ryn calmed her last time she was angry.
4.Knife Half-Thing- Female, taught a quite a bit. Partial to us. Can't read Elvish. Would still kill us. Different (psycho)
5.Book Girl/ Cardy- Female. Different (psycho)

>Goals
1. Survive to see another day
2. Continue to learn about the world around us, so decisions we make are knowledgeable and well thought.
3. Gather GAINS and KNOWLEDGE, git gud.
4. Goblin power
5. Plan for future.

>The Mantra of Bone Wits

>Current Tasks (Days since we were exiled?)
>Find/Plan a means of escape should things turn south with our current company.
>EAT.
>Learn more Knife-Ear magic words.
>Train skills.
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>>3817594
And perhaps even the elusive
boom boom powder
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>>3817594
works for me. Can someone post the link to what we know about breading?
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>>3817600
I agree, but how are we gonna give these shitheads the slip? I’m pretty sure they are closely monitoring us and will get suspicious if they see us digging holes out of nowhere.
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>>3817594
they gonna kill us if we grow too much.
poisoning them is probably the second-best option (if we somehow manage to slip something into the food, which will be very tricky since someone usually is always watching it), best option is probably to lure them into our old nest somehow.

>>3817600
but how are we going to be able to set traps? rogue halfling gonna be watching our ass most of the time and the rest gonna be vary if we disappear and come looking.
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>>3817600
>we don't even have to kill anyone
if any survive they will warn every one about us if we kill them i say we kill them all
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>>3817620
we do have a cook book we can cook for them as "payment"
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>>3817620
>>3817617
Ankle snares, while running through the forest, simply say its to catch deer. Same concept. When the snare activated, momentum makes you smack the ground, set a punji stake center mass.

Traps can be innocuous. Simple animal traps work on humans in the dark just as well.
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>>3817630
they'll never let us by their views of us, especially the elf.

>>3817641
i guess that could work. but finding a location and then executing it is another issue. put it on ice for a while until we can find out if these people have any routes they take regularly.
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>>3817651
>>3817641
also, ur assuming they wont be monitoring us, which they most deffo will since they clearly stated they'll kill us as we're such a great threat if we get away and start a brood
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>>3817668
we can build up there trust the elf will never trust us but we can possibly turn the party on her
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>>3817641
Speaking of snares, learning how to passively hunt and construct traps would give us the minimum we need to survive and create a small tribe of goblins for our use, using gore pits on medium sized game.
That means learning how to construct and place pit traps as well as basic reading of tracks/understanding of prey patterns. Just those skills would allow us to not rely on anyone else as we find the other things we need.
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>>3817675
or at least enough to hunt and make traps
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>>3817675
dont think we can ever get them to trust us more than the elf when a single gob can make a nest.
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>>3817668
>they are monitoring us
We'll just have to wait for a prime opportunity to ditch them before the elf snaps or they turn us into coin. A large swift river or some other impassable terrain that ruins tracking, or perhaps learning an invisible type spell like I'd rather we learned earlier. Besides a map of settlements around and any possible gains tagging along in dungeons for loot, there isn't a ton of reward (that we can't gain else-wise) versus risk to stay with this group.
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>>3817691
yeah i also wanted the hiding spell back then.
we'll just have to chill with this group and gather more info.
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>>3817676
We need to either give these fuckers the slip and leave, or convince them we don’t need to be watched. We’re not going to get much done if we just sit around with our limp dicks in our hand waiting for them to trust us enough to allow us to bulk up and set traps.
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>>3817690
fair enough
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>>3817700
we will leave once we got all the info we can get from them and found an opportunity to escape safely.
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>>3817706
I know, but these will be very tedious when they’re monitoring us 24/7
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>>3817716
>these
Meant this
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>>3817380
>>3817387
>>3817432
>>3817450


You make your way towards Cardy who is stirring the stew. She is sitting on a log that the party must have rolled over to use as a bench. When she spots you walking toward her, she gains a flustered expression and quickly closes an open book next to her. It is leather-bound and has no title.

This is extremely suspicious but you leave it alone. “Knife half-thing says you are smart. I have a request.”

You look into your satchel to retrieve the {Damaged Page of Elven witch-words}

Your shocked to find that everything in your bag is in a different spot. It looks like someone took everything out and then carefully placed it back inside. Nothing seems to be where you left it. You make a note of this, find the page, and then close your satchel.

“Witch-words are damaged. I’d like help in restoration.”

She looks on at your outstretched hand for a minute.

“I think you meant halfling, right? And my sisters name is Haven.” She pauses to look you over inquisitively. “Sure. I’m up to watch past midnight, so maybe then. Thank you for coming to me.” Her face shows curiosity.”

You respond. “I thought shifts took all dark?”

She laughs in response. “Only when it’s sis’s turn. She has a far easier time running on no sleep than anybody else here.”

And with that, she taps the wooden stir spoon on the pot and pulls out wooden bowls from a bag behind her. “Time to eat everyone!”
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>>3817380
>>3817387
>>3817432
>>3817450



Everyone sits down on the log which Cardy had claimed or sat on the ground. You happen to be one of the latter, along with tower-man.

You ponder everyone before you. You don’t wish to be her forever. These people before you have to go, either by you becoming separated from them or their deaths. You take the count and condition of all present.

Tower-man, also referred to as pops. Human. He wields a large one-handed sword. His other hand, to your knowledge, is not used. You can’t find a shield on his person. His armor is all-metal and looks exquisite if not for the chips in his right pauldron. But an odd sight that does catch your eye is a book that hangs from his belt. Possibly religious. The cover isn’t in a language you can read.

Hess. Elf. Wields a bow and is garbed in light cloth armor.

Ryn. Human. Has a one-handed sword to each hip. Light hide armor.

Haven. Half-th… Halfling. Wields a dagger at her hip and has many throwing daggers within her cowl. garbed in light cloth.

And lastly, Cardy. Halfling. Likely a wizard of some kind. She has many arcane books handing from her belt, draped with chains. Some have covers read in elven and some don’t, though you haven’t been able to get a very detailed look. At the very least, she has a spell that can turn an enemy to ash. Likely through fire, judging from the state of the hounds which you found the left-overs of in the ruins.

With inventory finished in your head, you realize that there is no talk over the eating. Everyone is silent. You can’t help but feel it is your presence which is causing this.

>Throw out a statement or question, hoping to start a conversation

>Remain silent

>Write-in
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>>3817721
>Throw out a statement or question, hoping to start a conversation.

Ask "Tower-man, your book full of witch words yes? How else you so big? "

Potential paladin/cleric exposition
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>>3817721
>>Write-in
why do you want bone wits dead why do you go through bone wits belongings what has bone wits done to you?
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>>3817740
+1 throw in question where we're going if we get a chance, and offer to help on the night watch with book-halfling so we can ask her more questions

>>3817745
too blunt imo, and knifey-halfling already explained why they want us dead (one gob enough to start a big infestation).
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>>3817721
We should ask if there is a library close by.
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>>3817740
+1
Asking how he got so big could lead to him letting us bulk up and get stronger.
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>>3817721
They’re going through our shit now? We need to keep our shit close to us, if we learn alchemy and synthesize some poison, and they look and our bag, I don’t think they’ll be too thrilled.
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>>3817745
ok i can agree that these are way better >>3817740
>>3817752
>>3817758
>>3817765
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>>3817752
can we make it know that we dont like them fucking with our shit
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>>3817783
yeah but not in an angry fashion, more like we're sad they dont trust us
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>>3817801
works for me
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>>3817783
Maybe we should make it subtle and say some shit like
>Strange, I don’t remember putting my page of witch words there...
Or maybe we should just keep quiet about it, they think we’re retarded, let them think it. It’ll come back to bite them in the ass. We learned two languages by fucking listening to people and learned elvish by studying single pages of spells, and they we’re retarded??? Holy shit, something tells me this bunch ain’t too fucking bright.
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Still think you're all headed straight into a self-fulfilling prophecy, but I guess people aren't really patient enough to changes people's minds in a quest.
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>>3817814
what ever everyone thinks is best way to go about it
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>>3817822
Why are you so keen on trying to gain the trust of these asshats? They are looking through our shit, monitoring us 24/7 and will kill us if they think we’re a threat. They treat us like an animal. “Self fulfilling prophecy” my ass.
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>>3817839
Mostly because I don't see it as asshatery. They're not beating us and forcing us to do manual labor or anything particularly oppressive. They have no reason to trust us since goblins have always been either brutal horrible monsters, or clever horrible monsters. Finding a goblin that ISN'T a horrible monster is a first, so it makes logical sense to me that they'd keep a very careful eye on it to make sure they aren't getting long conned. The worst they're doing is shittalking, but by and large they've been extremely passive on the whole to me.
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>>3817814
we already proven we're not retarded beyond doubt...

>>3817839
because they feed us.
because they give us valuable info.
because they gonna kill us if they feel like we're useless or if we try to run.

also >>3817846 this.

it's not really asshattery, what the fuck would you do if you suddenly have a huge fucking threat in your group? sure as fuck wouldnt be as calm as most of these people and sure as fuck wouldnt let it roam around freely.
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>>3817846
>The worst they're doing is shittalking, but by and large they've been extremely passive on the whole to me.
They're going to sell us to someone, I guarantee it. It's why everyone is awkward and Cardy was flustered when we approached. They're hoping to keep us compliant while they find someone who will buy us; adventurers whose life revolves around making coin hunting monsters won't see us as anything else.
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>>3817858
probably a good idea to suggest we show them our old nest soon then
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>>3817858
I sincerely think you're paranoid as shit. Or maybe read one too many slavery manga or something.

Nonetheless, if it makes anyone feel better, I am not at all opposed to pointing them towards our old home and letting them have fun, with the caveat warning that it may make them suspicious because they aren't idiots and figure they might just be being used, because again, clever horrible monsters, brutal horrible monsters, or clever brutal horrible monsters is the standard.
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>>3817869
>selling a rare smart gob
>paranoid as shit.
i sincerely think you're naive as shit.
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>>3817740
>>3817745
>>3817752
>>3817758
>>3817765

You look over toward tower-man. "Tower-man, your book full of witch-words, yes? How else you so big?"

He has a blank face for a moment, not quite registering what you said. suddenly however, with a face of recognition he lets out a hardy laugh.

"Flattering name you've given me! But my name is Arlough. People here tend to just call me 'pops' though. don't see why you can't do the same." He picks up the book at his belt. "This book is The Bible of Archemore, Humanities God of Light! It holds my faith and commands."

He seems to suddenly be jovial.

"As for my stature, well thank you boy. I don't know about my height, but I got my muscle much like everyone else does. By eating lots of meat and constant training!"

He flexes his right arm and places his left hand to his bicep. An audible clang is heard as his metal gauntlet meets his metal sleeve.

"Bullshit! I eat a tone of meat and practice more then you do. Yet i'm not nearly as big!" You can hear the insecurity in Ryn's voice.

"Ya don't practice at-all boy. You're too busy gazing at yer lightweight partner for that. Withering away practically. Enough so that I bet she could even best you in a fistfight!" He laughs again, joined with the laughs of a few other group members including Hess. She flexes, making the same pose Tower-man. She looks like she has suddenly underwent a wave of relaxation, as before she was staring holes into her stew.

From here they continue there talks like normal till stew is gone. No useful information is gained from their conversations.

people are getting ready for bed. Seems Arlough is on watch for the first half of the night.

>Ask a question before the rest go off to bed.

>Wait for everyone to go off and then spark up a conversation with Arlough

>Sit wordlessly till Arlough shifts places with Cardey

>Write-in
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>>3817857
>we already proven we're not retarded beyond doubt.
And they still chose to go through our stuff and think we won’t notice.
>Because they give us food
We could find that on our own, not exactly a act of kindness.
>because they give us valuable info
One of them does, the rest are indifferent or hates us.
> because they gonna kill us if they feel like we’re useless or if we try to run
Oh, now I really want to stay with them!
We haven’t been posing a threat at all, the fact they are putting this much caution in us is fucking retarded. We are a skrawny goblin, and a somewhat passive one at that. And they have how many people in there grip?
Wow, you sure did a complete 180.
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>>3817888
>grip
>group
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>>3817846
>>3817888
I countered most of your points here.
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>>3817888
you're assuming they tried to make it go unnoticed.
you're assuming we can hunt or what edible plants look like.
we only really even tried talking to one of them, tower guy is second one just now.
we have no fucking way to get away safely atm.

>>3817896
you didnt counter shit
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>>3817887
stay up with arlough, and ask him about his book "what is bible and archemore?" and where we're going
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>>3817887
Ask where the group is headed to next.
then, if it's not quite been decided, suggest returning to the ruin
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>>3817914
+1
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>>3817903
>you're assuming they tried to make it go unnoticed
And you’re grasping at straws.
>You’re assuming we can hunt or what edible plants look like
And you’re assuming we can’t, and down playing our goblins knowledge
>we only really tried talking to one of them
Again, either indifferent or hates us, probably why we didn’t try until now.
>we have no fucking way to get away safely atm
We have been thinking up multiple ways to do so, maybe you should try going back and reading.
>You didn’t counter shit
Looks like baby needs his daipa changed, oh yes you do!
Look up counter argument dumbass.
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>>3817931
>grasping at straws
kek
>assuming we cant
rightfully so, considering we were lowest of the lows living off the scraps from everyone else back in the nest.
>probably why we didn’t try until now.
assuming shit out of your ass again, no, it's because we have been doing other stuff and talking to knife halfling.
>we have been thinking of ways
yeah, thinking, we still have no fucking way to do the things we've been THINKING about. dont tell me to read when you dont even know what the fuck we've been doing since meeting this group.
you have no arguments, dipshit
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>>3817936
>kek
No argument andy
>rightfully so, considering we were lowest of the lows living off the scraps from everyone else back in the nest.
It has been shown we are somewhat competent with a sword and we have spells. And says we can’t learn? You can’t expect to sit around and hold our hands out for food.
>assuming shit out of your ass again, no, it's because we have been doing other stuff and talking to knife halfling.
And you’re assuming we can’t multi task
>yeah, thinking, we still have no fucking way to do the things we've been THINKING about
Are you actually fucking disabled or just dumb? We’ve been discussing how to do the things we are talking about. And what are you suggesting to do?
>Guys all we have to do is be fwends with them let’s be fwends and gain twust!!!!
>You have no arguments dipshit
What are we doing right now then, dipshit?
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>>3817957
all you've done is cry about us not murdering or raping while we all told you to chill the fuck out.
now stfu or gtfo
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>>3817959
>all you've done is cry about us not murdering or raping
You’ve got the wrong guy, dipshit.
>while we all told you to chill the fuck out.
now stfu or gtfo
Wow, this is sad. You’re grasping so hard, but you’re not finding any straws.
Now stfu or gtfo
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>>3817966
>muh straws
>not me
dont care, you sound just like him bitching about this and that while you're to retarded to even comprehend why we're playing along with them for now.
>sad
>nou
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>>3817972
I am going to let you try again. You are going to give me an actual argument, and convince me you are not a 12 year old that found their way onto 4chan.
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Guys. We need to clean the pelt before it rots.
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>>3817992
Oh shit, I forgot about that.
Yeah we should get to that
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>>3817914
+1
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Yes let's ignore these characters the qm has written. their relentless and wellfounded scepticism of our intentions are frustrating, much rather ignore the interesting story to wallow in shit, filth and boring story that 99% of goblins live everyday. What can goblins do, against such rampant faggitry
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>>3818004
Yes, these characters are interesting. But there are a bunch a bunch of shit that I don’t like about them.
As for the rest of that argument
>>3817888
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>>3818004
>wallow in shit, filth and boring story that 99% of goblins live everyday
Who suggested this?
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can we see how this playes out things can change depending on how Arlough responds to >>3817914
>>3817912
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>>3817914
>>3817918

You sit on the ground across from Arlough. You wait till all the others have submerged themselves into their tents. Then you ask away.

"What is bible and what is Archemore?"

He brings up the bible hanging at his belt. "It's not something a goblin should be too interested in. It's not anything anyone who isn't human should be interested in." He smiles gently toward the books cover.

"I'm interested. If insist, then fine. But I am definitely interest." You say with a light confidence.

He brings his eyes up and half-heartedly smiles at you. "Archemore is the Human god of light. A god of light exclusive to humans. Once an ancient hero who fought the demon incursions, He rose to god-hood after releasing thousands of humans who were being held captive in hell. I believe it was somewhere around 3/4ths of humanity which had been either killed or enslaved by the demons. But he brought the light back. He fought and found them in the dark. He dragged them out of the cave and into the sun." His face shows great compassion, he even looks as though he might cry.

"This bible is a composite of his teachings. The teachings from the god of light. How to act. What to do in certain situations. Ways to call upon his power." He places his hand on the cover affectionately.

You feel slightly uncomfortable by this mans outburst of emotion... But there is some useful information again. What are the nature of these gods? Why don't goblins have any gods? But you settle on asking a question that is more pressing.

"Where are we going? Where is party heading?"

You watch him casually look up from his bible. "We are going to the city of Loriff. There we can turn in that decomposing troll head and get some gold." A flinch in his visage appears. His casual expressions shows a hint of guilt underneath? You discount this idea. You think of yourself as intuitive, but it's likely you haven't been around humans long enough to get their expressions.

Loriff huh? "What is Loriff like?"

"It's a city like most others. Except this one happens to be the home of Vandal, The countries largest Magic University. In-fact, Cardy hopes to be admitted there before too long. That's why she is adventuring. To pay for the expenses."
He has the same expression on as before."

You spot something on the log next to him. It appears to be Cardy's notebook. Looks like she forgot to put it up after all the conversation's had ended.

Arlough is simply caressing the cover of his bible.

>Wait till Arlough switches shifts with Cardy

>"Why don't goblins have any gods?"

>Ask a question (?)

>Write-in
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>>3818043
>His casual expressions shows a hint of guilt underneath?
Red flag. Major red flag. We’re going to get sold and be someone’s test subject.
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>>3818043
>>"Why don't goblins have any gods?"
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>>3818065
You have literally no faith in anyone, do you? You strike me as a very 'get them before they get me/everyone is clearly an asshole so no reason to be nice either' kinda person.
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>>3818075
Are you this naive?
Ok sure, tell me what that red flag mean then?
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>>3818065
Or he’s a pious man that believes in doing good for goodness sake and feels uncomfortable with accepting gold for doing it.
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>>3818069
Support
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>>3818065
>but it's likely you haven't been around humans long enough to get their expressions.
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>>3818089
I. Did not read that part. Don’t I feel silly. Ooook, maybe I’m just a bit too cautious.
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>>3818121
i am concerned about whats in Cardy's note book why did she close it when she saw us
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>>3818069
>>3818096

"Why don't goblins have any god's?"

He smiles for a moment, amused. Upon seeing your questioning expression, however, he stiffens up.

"I don't know..."

He thinks for a moment.

"God's are people who did deeds so great that they ascended from this earth. They inspired such belief that the faith of those who believed elevated them to another plane"

You understand now. "Which means that the reason there is no goblin god is that there has never been a great goblin." You say, concluding his statement for him.

How has there never been a great goblin before? That can't be... You know your race is lowly, especially in the eyes of the more intelligent, but for there to not be a single goblin god... if what Arlough says is true, the implications are a stab to your pride.

Arlough stands up. "Sorry for the drop in mood. I have to relieve myself. One moment."

He walks 20 paces into the woods, still easily within sight, and pulls a bowl of metal from his groin area.

'Never been a great goblin'

>What will you do?
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>>3818179
Could literally be anything to get a flustered reaction and not a 'worried' or 'cautious' or 'poker face' one. Diary, anatomy drawings, fanfiction, who the hell knows.
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>>3818192
ya maybe im just looking too much into it
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>>3818190
>>What will you do?
clean the pelt
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>>3818197
We should have a back up plan just in case.
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>>3818217
>>3818190
>'Never been a great goblin'
and contemplate this statement
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>>3818217
+1
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>>3818227
Kek, supporting
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>>3818190
We can be a great goblin.Someday. Maybe not a God but at least an inspiring one. A goblin that inspires civility and intellect of brutality and fleshpits.

>>3818217
Please

>>3818190
If I were here i would had suggested getting a sowing kit to adjust the clothes we got. Can we do that?
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>>3818227
Just checked back in
Updated Mantra
>Adventure Party Members
1.Arlough/Pops-Male, paladin of Archemore (Human God of Light, Gods are mortals of a race that ascend via great deeds.) Expressed guilt?/strange human emotion when talking about the University, and money. (potential threat)
2.Ryn- Male, Human?. Possible relationship with Hess?
3.Hess- Female, Elven. Hates us because gobo elf slave rape. Despises the fact we do magic with her language. Ryn calmed her last time she was angry.
4.Knife Half-Thing- Female, taught a quite a bit. Partial to us. Can't read Elvish. Would still kill us. Different (psycho)
5.Book Girl/ Cardy- Female. Different (psycho) Going to look at witch words with us. Wants to enter Vandal (Magic University) in Loriff. Adventuring to pay expenses.

>Goals
1. Survive to see another day
2. Continue to learn about the world around us, so decisions we make are knowledgeable and well thought.
3. Gather GAINS and KNOWLEDGE, git gud.
4. Be a great goblin.
5. Plan for future.

>The Mantra of Bone Wits

>Current Tasks (Days since we were exiled?)
>Find/Plan a means of escape should things turn south with our current company.
>EAT.
>Learn more Knife-Ear magic words.
>Train skills.
>[ABSTRACT] -How does one become a great goblin?
>Determine the threat of Loriff, and keep on guard.
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Then we will be great, do things goblins have never done before, clearly what they doing isn't working
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>>3818294
i like this to keep us on track do you mind adding the inventory to that im not sure if mine is right

-WEAPONS-
{Rusted Shortsword}

-SPELLS-
{Candle-Light}
{Flame-Shot}
{Water-Spawn}
{Reinforce}

-FOOD-
{}

-MISC-
{Rogue's mask}
{Small Cowl}
shoddy pelt
({Satchel})
1/2 {Blood-stained Cookbook}
1 {Blood-stained letter home}
4 {Page of Elven witch-words}
1 {Page of Damaged Elven witch-words}
6 {Odd Coins}
5 {Shiny Coins}
1 {Vial of Iron-filing}
1 {Old Stone Cup}
1 {Damaged Map}
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Also, maybe we are a goblin subtype that was just born early? Some kinda gremlin? Small and smart?
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You pull out the {Rusted Shortsword} and {Shoddy Raw Dungeon-hound Pelt}.

You begin to scrape off all of the membrane and flesh on the underside of the pelt. Arlough returns after relieving himself.

While working, you contemplate the meaning of that statement. 'Never been a great goblin.'

Goblins are a persecuted group, no matter how you look at the world. Though one can try and justify the persecution, goblins are thinking. They have a language, albeit a simple one. But they are used as fodder for wars and exterminated as pests.

You already have the intent to start a clan at some point... But what of something larger? Do other goblins have potential like you, if given the chance?

All you know is that the violence and viscera goblins are subject to needs to end... somehow. It pains you to see your race suffer, even if you would consider them blockheads by your own standards...

So then what do you need to know to make this happen? Information on goblins? Perhaps... more power? Maybe magic? All of it is so broad that it feels like the points themselves are end-games of their own.

...

With Arlough's help, you manage to set up the hound pelt on a small tanning rack. It can be transported in the day, and Arlough himself offered to carry it.

Soon enough, however, Arlough crawls into his tent and is replaced by Cardy. As she begins to sit-down, she silently reprimands herself. You can't quite tell why.

She seems to be waiting expectantly for something.

>Ask Cardy a question (?)
>Ignore her and Interact/ inspect an item (?)
>Ignore her and get GAINS (Do sit-ups and practice sword-play on a tree)
>Write-in
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>>3818278
You can learn many new skills. It simply a matter of pursuit and time.

However, at this time you do not know how to sow.
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>>3818307
Ask her if she wants to look over the messed up spell page while we practice sword-play nearby.
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>>3818294
>>3818305
Many thanks

>The Mantra of Bone Wits
>Goals
1. Survive to see another day
2. Continue to learn about the world around us, so decisions we make are knowledgeable and well thought.
3. Gather GAINS and KNOWLEDGE, git gud.
4. Be a great goblin.
5. Plan for future.

>Current Tasks (Days since we were exiled?)
>Find/Plan a means of escape should things turn south with our current company.
>EAT.
>Learn more Knife-Ear magic words.
>Train skills.
>[ABSTRACT] -How does one become a great goblin?
>Determine the threat of Loriff, and keep on guard.

>Inventory
-WEAPONS-
{Rusted Shortsword}

-SPELLS-
{Candle-Light}
{Flame-Shot}
{Water-Spawn}
{Reinforce}

-FOOD-
{}

-MISC-
{Rogue's mask}
{Small Cowl}
shoddy pelt
({Satchel})
1/2 {Blood-stained Cookbook}
1 {Blood-stained letter home}
4 {Page of Elven witch-words}
1 {Page of Damaged Elven witch-words}
6 {Odd Coins}
5 {Shiny Coins}
1 {Vial of Iron-filing}
1 {Old Stone Cup}
1 {Damaged Map}

>Current Company -Adventure Party
>Adventure Party Members
1.Arlough/Pops-Male, paladin of Archemore (Human God of Light, Gods are mortals of a race that ascend via great deeds.) Expressed guilt?/strange human emotion when talking about the University, and money. (potential threat)
2.Ryn- Male, Human?. Possible relationship with Hess?
3.Hess- Female, Elven. Hates us because gobo elf slave rape. Despises the fact we do magic with her language. Ryn calmed her last time she was angry.
4.Knife Half-Thing- Female, taught a quite a bit. Partial to us. Can't read Elvish. Would still kill us. Different (psycho)
5.Book Girl/ Cardy- Female. Different (psycho) Going to look at witch words with us. Wants to enter Vandal (Magic University) in Loriff. Adventuring to pay expenses.
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>>3818294
I support this 100%
>Find/Plan a means of escape should things turn south with our current company
It looks like things will get hairy, but I didn’t expect it to happen so soon. I’m a bit stumped, most of the escape plans I thought up requires quite a lot of preparation. Any ideas?
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>>3818319
Supporting I guess. I kind of feel like we can’t do anything interesting while we’re being herded by these faggots. I wanna escape them because they’re boring now, not just because they might decide to kill us or sell us to a wizard or some shit.
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>>3818307
>>Ask Cardy a question (?)
> "You seem nervous? Need help? Maybe more food? Settle stomach?"
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>>3818352
Nah we’re kinda fucked now that we haven’t taken the opportunity to escape yet. Just slowly being railroaded through these adventurers boring shit and eventually death when they don’t feel like dragging us about.
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>>3818352
Keep our map updated, log landmarks we see, and keep an eye out for difficult terrain we could lead the party through in case of a midnight escape.
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>>3818319
+1
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>>3818368
Now now, I feel your frustration. But try to have a bit of patience.
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>>3818370
This
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>>3818352
>>3818043
there is a Magic University in Loriff where we are going we have established that we can fast learn from just reading scraps think what we can learn from a library also a city is much easier for us to lose the party and slip into a crowd. its not a complete plan but is a start

>"It's a city like most others. Except this one happens to be the home of Vandal, The countries largest Magic University. In-fact, Cardy hopes to be admitted there before too long. That's why she is adventuring. To pay for the expenses."
He has the same expression on as before."
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>>3818319
>>3818352
>>3818358
>>3818365
>>3818370
>>3818375
>>3818384

You have many things to consider. But first-things first.

You get up and retrieve the witch-words from your bag. "Here"

You hand her the words, and she adjusts her glasses as she tries to read.

"I don't know what it says but I have a spell similar to this one in effect in my own spell-book! I don't know it though"

She grabs one of the many hanging books around her and begins to look through it. She comes upon the spell in the book.

Her face pales slightly, but then returns to color. She cheerfully rings out the spells name. You ask to view the page. She looks hesitant at first, but then she shows you. Not long enough for you to read the whole page, but long enough for you to see the Elven phrase. The spell is known as

>{Divination}- Allows you to follow or view a target entity or object. The entity or object you divination must be acquainted with you.

>{Blind}- Target creature becomes unable to see temporarily. Does not work against magical vision.

>{Mimicry}- Impersonate a sound you've heard before. It is limited by the volume of your own voice.
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>>3818319
>>3818352
>>3818358
>>3818365
>>3818370
>>3818375
>>3818384

(Meant that she couldn't see the original incantation but she'd seen the description somewhere before.)
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>>3818407
>{Divination}- Allows you to follow or view a target entity or object. The entity or object you divination must be acquainted with you.
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>>3818407
Oooh what to chose.
>Divenation
Hmmm not so sure about this one
>Blind
Useful, this will help us when trying to escape.
>Mimicry
Lots of uses, this will give us the most bang for our buck, I say we learn this one.
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>>3818407
Analyse the benefits of each spell

>{Divination}- Would allow us to view any entity or object "Acquainted with us" This would bolster our ability to acquire knowledge while protecting us from harm by being out of sight.

>{Blind}- This disables something from seeing us, could be very useful by disabling single targets, splitting a groups attention, or escape.

>{Mimicry}- Allows for deception, arguably the weakest choice in my opinion. It's just sounds, it relies upon any combatants to believe it.

>My vote is split between Divination or Blind.
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>>3818418
>>3818429
ya i jumped the gun on this one>>3818413
whats our immediate plan?
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>>3818429
>Allows for deception, arguably the weakest choice in my opinion. It's just sounds, it relies upon any combatants to believe it
Tsk tsk, how unimaginative of you anon. Someone is fighting using spells, yoink. That’s my spell now. Someone is chasing us, we could mimic the sound of our feet and throw it in another direction. We could impersonate people. If we want to store a piece of information, all we gotta do is mimic the sound of us repeating that information out loud. We could hunt much better with it. So many uses, think outside the box anon.
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>>3818464
Learn a spell and log our surroundings so we can give the slip to these guys.
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>>3818488
>my vote is between Divination or Mimicry
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>>3818488
Hmmm... those are good utilities.

Thus far...

>Divination- very little active combat use, "soft" magic at the moment, good for info gathering, spying, tracking, and sneaking perhaps.
>Blind- arguably the "hardest" of the magic choices, to blind an opponent would be immediate hostilities, but can allow for sneaking, single combat, escape, and disabling.

>Mimicry- Utility, no direct physical effect (unless the spell steal is possible) High usage with creativity.
>>3818429
>>3818407


Mimicry for my vote as of now, hopefully the other two will return at another point.
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>>3818407
My end goal, I hope, is to stick it out with the cute bookish one and hope we're interesting enough for that mages college to take us in as a student like her. Se got the potential, the moxie, and the drive to become a great wizard.
Wizard friends 4 lyfe!
Also we might learn some magic enhancing spells, possibly even a race changing one. If we turn into an Elf then we'll either become long lived, or become the super brainy equivalent to an elf.
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>>3805524
>>3818506
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>>3818521
>The Mantra of Bone Wits
>Goals
1. Survive to see another day
2. Continue to learn about the world around us, so decisions we make are knowledgeable and well thought.
3. Gather GAINS and KNOWLEDGE, git gud.
4. Be a great goblin.
5. Plan for future.

>Current Tasks (Days since we were exiled?)
>Find/Plan a means of escape should things turn south with our current company.
>EAT.
>Learn more Knife-Ear magic words.
>Train skills.
>[ABSTRACT] -How does one become a great goblin?
>Determine the threat of Loriff, and keep on guard.

>Inventory
-WEAPONS-
{Rusted Shortsword}

-SPELLS-
{Candle-Light}
{Flame-Shot}
{Water-Spawn}
{Reinforce}

-FOOD-
{}

-MISC-
{Rogue's mask}
{Small Cowl}
shoddy pelt
({Satchel})
1/2 {Blood-stained Cookbook}
1 {Blood-stained letter home}
4 {Page of Elven witch-words}
1 {Page of Damaged Elven witch-words}
6 {Odd Coins}
5 {Shiny Coins}
1 {Vial of Iron-filing}
1 {Old Stone Cup}
1 {Damaged Map}

>Current Company -Adventure Party
>Adventure Party Members
1.Arlough/Pops-Male, paladin of Archemore (Human God of Light, Gods are mortals of a race that ascend via great deeds.) Expressed guilt?/strange human emotion when talking about the University, and money. (potential threat)
2.Ryn- Male, Human?. Possible relationship with Hess?
3.Hess- Female, Elven. Hates us because gobo elf slave rape. Despises the fact we do magic with her language. Ryn calmed her last time she was angry.
4.Knife Half-Thing- Female, taught a quite a bit. Partial to us. Can't read Elvish. Would still kill us. Different (psycho)
5.Book Girl/ Cardy- Female. Different (psycho) Going to look at witch words with us. Wants to enter Vandal (Magic University) in Loriff. Adventuring to pay expenses.
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>>3818521
>If we turn into an Elf then
No. We’re going to prove them wrong. We’ll be so great, we’ll achieve god good and become the god of intelligence
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>>3818521
>turn into an elf
kys
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>>3818541
>good
Hood
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>>3818521
We are goblin, why would we seek to alter our very being in such a manner?
>>3818536
Didn't even have to post it, we need to add our new spell when locked in, and our clothes.
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>>3818553
now i just feel stupid
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>>3818413
>>3818418
>>3818429
>>3818502
>>3818506

{Mimicry}. Interesting. Such a spell could prove very useful.

You will have to practice the Phrasing, but the letters are burned into your mind. like every other spell on your person.

"That is a powerful spell. 3rd tier, I believe. Don't be too frustrated that you won't get to learn it. If you were to cast it without the capabilities or experience you could hurt yourself." She worryingly puts away the book.

She doesn't know you have the spell. Huh. She allowed you to view the incantation, so why is she acting clueless?

...

You pull your sword and begin training in the woods nearby. While training, however, your mind is wandering. You can't help but make an escape plan.
There is a hauler on the left side of the trail which extends 50 paces down and then climbs back up. On the right is just flat woods which extend in an upward slant, like there is some unseen hill in the distance.

A flash catches your eye from within the woods. You examine your surroundings carefully...

There it is! A pair of eyes sitting far back into the darkness. Too far for your night-vision to reach. But whatever it is, there is definitely campfire light reflecting back from it.

You look back towards Cardy. She is attempting to watch you from the log but is nodding off. How irresponsible.

>Investigate the woodland eyes.

>Steal Cardy's notebook.

>Try and escape (Detail what you wish to do)

>Notify Cardy of the woodland eyes

>Write-in
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Goodnight
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>>3818652
>>Notify Cardy of the woodland eyes
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>>3818652
Don’t tell me, we can insta learn spells? Holy shit, we are a fucking genius. Actual [BIG BRAIN] riddle me this, why did the god of intelligence reincarnate as a goblin? Did he just get bored and said fuck it?
Does this mean the spell steal is possible?
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>>3818652
>>Notify Cardy of the woodland eyes
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>>3818688
While true we can seemingly insta-learn spells...
This still may be true:
> "If you were to cast it without the capabilities or experience you could hurt yourself."
>>3818652
>Cast Candle Light, and have it illuminate the thing with the eyes.
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>>3818652
Try and escape (Detail what you wish to do)
Notify cardy of the eyes, get her to inspect it and book it. If someone gives chase throw around some stick snapping sounds and footsteps.
Problem is, where do we run to? The city?
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>>3818717
I believe it more than likely that if we could find the Magic Academy, we would be accepted, especially given the new revelation of our insta-learning.
We could enroll to gain power, but this could also be risky as it's unlikely many would take kindly to a goblin learning spells nonstop.
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>>3818717
>>3818732
We should determine the intent of this creature. Ally or foe, if potential ally, it would be best to not have the adventure party aware of its existence, if foe we could sound the alarm and make a dash.

>Candle Light to illuminate the thing with the eyes. Determine intent.
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>>3818732
True, but I find it more than likely we’ll be some test subject if we show up on the door steps of a magic academy saying we can insta learn magic.
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>>3818748
Hmm, true. Supporting.
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>>3818748
+1
i think we should wait until we get to the city then find our way to the Magic Academy's library go from there
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>>3818543
>>3818553
Noth8ng wrong with dreaming big. ut I'm just worried we wont live long enough go see the fruits of our labor. Polymorphing into an elf for an extended period of time for the purpose of extending our natural life expectancy was a suggestion, if it was the easiest path towards extending ones life.

>>3818652
>Notify Cardy of the woodland eyes
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>>3818706
Kill Cardy by smashing a large rock over her sleeping head.
Take her books.
Drop a number of your cumbersome items along fake trail.

We have all that we could possibly need at this stage and we're wrested enough to flee nonstop for days if we have too.

Our primary goal should be losing them, getting to the wilds, finding ourselves a dank enough place, using whatever knewly acquired magic we have from thise books to hunt and make a nice gore pit.

We don't need a clan right now. A simple squad of 10 gobos will do nicely for our purposes.

It's time to be the first God of Goblins.
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>>3818884
If not this, then yes, go ahead and notify Cardy but I highly suggest we do this at some point or another.

There's little else we can gain by staying among these people and its fairly unlikely that we'll get the chance to kill all of them at once and take our time pilfering and eating their corpses.
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Or we could, you know, not be a murdery asshole? I’m really not seeing the impetus to kill everyone. Why do we feel the need to do what all other goblins do? We aren’t all other goblins. We are smart and question shit, we can be better than gore-pits and wanton slaughter.
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Nothing to be gained, literally vital info every conversation, just learned a 3ed level spell for free. Lol ok, also, tell her about the eyes, quietly if possible, thrown pebble? Anyway try not to let eyes know you know
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>>3818951
I personally find the idea of rocking Cardy at this moment displeasing, we must gather more info about the current situation before such rash acts. Cast candle light to identify the creature. The thing with eyes may be worse than our current company, and may find us a more appetizing meal.
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>>3818688
A candle that burns twice as bright burns twice as fast :c

>>3818884
Not this. No killing book waifu.
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>>3818870
>polymorphing into an elf is the easiest path towards extending ones life
how much opium, by the pound, do you do smoke on a daily basis?
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>>3819014
Surprisingly not much. I'm going off DnD logic here and assuming a permanent (we can revert later) version of the Polymorph spell exists. Beyond lichdom it's the only other means of life extending I can think of. Do you got any ideas you'd like to shoot?
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>>3819022
How bout we be a badass goblin wizard and make the most magical and gobliny rape empire ever.
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>>3819022
idk why we coudln't just polymorph to a younger version of ourselves. no need to be a stupid elf
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>>3818652
>>Notify Cardy of the woodland eyes
if she investigates, take a quick look in the notebook
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Question: Do Goblins *actually* have short lifespans or is it that Goblins are so stupid and self destructive that they just don’t live that long, and people just accept that as their age range?
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I mean by dnd logic we have a built in clone ability, just gotta find a way to upload our mindstate
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>>3818928
The impetus to kill a group of people that see us, at best, as a disposable trained rat and would have no trouble at all ending us is not an unreasonable one.

The gore pit is a biological advantage and while it is distasteful, an intelligent goblin that seeks the preeminence of his race would have no qualms using them in desperate times.

In case you haven't noticed.
These are desperate times.

A snall group of loyal weak goblins from a gore pit is more than adequate and MUCH safer to deal with thab a group of mercenaries with a fanatical elf bitch who lets be clear here, can kill us on a whim and not a single one of them will give her more than a cross word for it.

Simply, put we kill them because we've incidentally become their god damned serf in exchange for the privelage of knowing that our, potrntially biologically superior race, is used as meat shields and routinely eradicated all over the world.

We kill be them because THEY AREN'T OUR FRIENDS and they never will be.

They are circumstantially beneficial to us at best and a mortal threat on average.
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>>3819065
It’s probably a combination of both. Fast gestation periods combined with fast maturation is indicative of a short lifespan. Combined with goblins natural stupidity and other races aversion to goblins this leads to a very short observable life span for any “civilized” experts and researchers on goblins.
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>>3819034
This is the only way forward.
We've learned enough to know where we ought to stand.
All other information is tactical.
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>>3819074
This. We need to escape them, maybe after a bit more learning and training, and then fuck off to an isolated area where we can create a gore pit to get our first minions.
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>>3819083
Agreed.
I do suppose that since we don't know to whom the eyes belong, it wouldn't be the wisest thing to smash her head in with a rock while those eyes are watching.

Do you think it might be better to make an escape inside of a city, instead?
Not sure how extensive their sewers would be but if they're large enough they'd be perfect.
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Idea:
We're like a few months old right? Let's take up painting / sketching in our spare time. Of course we'll try to making it look good but the point im try to get is, the next time someone goes through our things they'll notice the adorable terrible made crayon sketches made by the young gobbo.
I'm just trying to see if we can make them dissaciociate us further from our primative kind.

Oh fuxk I just realized we didnt take a chunk out of wolf. We need to eat more for the sick gains guys. We shod kill more random woodland animals with ranged fire spells. Meal on the go gnome-sayian?

>1/2 {Blood-stained Cookbook}
I only realized now we had a cookbook. I really thing we should make use of it and help out during the next breakfast.

Do you guys think reading out loud a book could help improve Bone Wit's English and elvish?

>The skeletons shoes are far too large to be used. So you continue on barefoot.
So we havent been found out just yet, it maybe we should take some more precautions measure to ensure that remains the case? Customers shoes are out the question so what if we wrap our feet in cloth then wear sandles or something oh wait or we could just buy halfling clothes. We should also consider filing down our nails. Hygiene is important. Maybe the rusty sword could be uses as an improvised file if no one has one?

Should we give the knife sister some of our coins as thanks for the Cape and mask? I think we should. It would endear us further to the group.

>A mask made from some kind of chalky material. It's very light. It is mainly just plane white, with some black swirls decoratively painted on. Though not fit completely, it works
Is this a Critical Role reference to Nott?

Yay or neigh for reading the tower dude's bible?

>When she spots you walking toward her, she gains a flustered expression and quickly closes an open book next to her. It is leather-bound and has no title.
I smell smut

>>3817776
It's to be expected in this scenario were the situation reversed. You seem a tad bit too paranoid, though I'm not against learning alchemy.

>Cardy hopes to be admitted there before too long. That's why she is adventuring. To pay for the expenses."
We need to ask Cardt how much the expenses to enter are. All we have are miscellaneous coins of dubious value.

>She doesn't know you have the spell. Huh. She allowed you to view the incantation, so why is she acting clueless?
I think this is her conducting a little experiment on us to determine just how intelligent we are. I hope she shares her findings with us.

>>3818688
The God of Intelligence wanted to play on Hard Mode.

>>3818714
This is Cady making assumption, but QM confirmed we know it well enough.

>>3818717
Do we even knowwhere the city is? Why even leave? we haven't done anything "evil" yet, and if we act smart they'll never have a reason to kill us.
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>>3818748
I disagree. With both the potential for an ally and the use of candle light. For one candle light might ruin our vision since we're a dark vision creature, it's highly likely this is a predator looking for prey, pretty much most sentient being will kill a goblin on sight, and if it's another goblin then they'll have little reason to ally themselves with us because we go against tradition (using magic like a goblin heretic).

>>3818884
Holy fuck. That is the most asinine thing you could possibly do. You know how loud that's gonna be? Loud enough to wake up someone who's a light sleep. You trying to fucking get us killed by having Haven swearing vengeance and carving our goblin boy up like a Christmas Turkey? The fuck anon.

>>3819034
That doesn't sound too fantastic of an idea. It would certainly be a fast track to getting everyone to kill us faster since if we had an empire people would know just where to kill us, as opposed to having to hunt down Goblin Dens. Theres a good reason no goblin empire exist.

>>3819036
Not a bad idea.

>>3819074
Tbh we're living it better with these guys than we were back home. We got clothes, gear, money and more meals than we ever got back in our shitty den. I'm pretty sure any other goblin would be more than willing to kill us than these adventurers.

So is it just the two anons that want to murder the party and project their rape fetish or something?
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>>3819108
No all that shit sounds gay and like a waste of time. Cooking? We don’t need it. Painting and drawing? Not unless we can discretely make schematics and architectural drafts. Giving coin to people who don’t expect us to and don’t want it? No thanks. Smut? Go back to Akun you fucking faggot. We will have a rape empire but we’re not gonna fucking have detailed mind control rape pedo smut shit like you’re used to from there.
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>>3819122
Who said anything about murdering them? I just wanna get the fuck away from them and out of their control. If murder is what facilitates that, then so be it. If not, then that’s fine too. The important thing is not having these fuckers monitoring us, going through our shit, and always around and ready to kill us whenever they feel like it. I wanna be as far from them as possible.
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>>3819130
>>3819144
I'm not sure what to say. I'm at a lose of words. Who's Akun?
>We will have a rape empire but we’re not gonna fucking have detailed mind control rape pedo smut shit like you’re used to from there.
This really sounds like you're heavily projecting your fetishes my man.

>>3819144
You don't want them to kill us I get it. It's not that hard to make that not happen.
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>>3819156
Somebody coming in saying they smell smut is exactly what someone from Akun would say. It’s a fetish quest website that gets shilled in the /qtg/ thread by pedo faggots fairly often. Either way, the point stands, most of your suggestions are stupid and a waste of time.
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>>3819163
A bit of the pot calling the kettle black don't you think. Dare I say are you one of those faggots with how familiar with that quest? You were the one to bring it up after all.
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>>3819168
Lol you’re the one who said they smelled smut faggot. You’re the only person this whole thread pushing that shit. Anyone who checks the /qtg/ thread will learn about about that akun shit.
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>>3819171
do you know why she was flustered and why the book wasn't labeled?
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>>3819174
No and I don’t care unless it involves us avoiding the smut you smelled. All I want to do is get away from these faggots so we can do our own shit without a sword of damocles hanging over our neck for the slightest misstep or infraction.
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>>3819175
With how much you talk about smut, I gotta read that book of hers.

>>3818652
voting we ask Cardy about her book ans if it's about sex.
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>>3818748
Supporting this.
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>>3819122
Actually, no the sound wouldnt amount to much more than a distant thunk* which is fairly common out in wooded areas filled with prowling scavengers and hordes of chirping, whining bzzong little bugs.
From the perspective of the people several feet away, nothing would be heard unless we missed and she screamed.

>we're living it better with these guys than we were back home.
Irrelavent because we'd be living better than we are now if we were in charge of our own Goblin family.
>We got clothes, gear, money and more meals than we ever got back in our shitty den.
All of these are things we can procure on our own in the wilds and booby trapping trails without the constant fear of being killed.
Moreover if that is the sum total of your ambition then Bone Head will remain a slave until he dies in what will likely be short ignominious and pointless life as a freak show for the humans.
All of his intelligence wasted on entertaining and ingratiating himself to peons that could give a fuck about him.

>I'm pretty sure any other goblin would be more than willing to kill us than these adventurers.
Yeah because they were raised like animals and know no better. Raising our own goblins means we teach them OUR traditions and our ideas of right and wrong.
It means we have a team that, from day one, looks at us for guidance on how to deal with the world.
It's highly unlikely that his own children would be the ones to turn on him.

>So is it just the two anons that want to murder the party and project their rape fetish or something?
First off, this entire thread is dedicated to the fantasy of living out the life of a Vagabond Goblin who just happens to be a savant.
In in other words, yeah the whole indeavor is channeling fantasies, so don't be a jackass about it everytime someone wants the character to actually do something a Goblin savant would do.
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>>3818748
+1
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>>3819174
Probably because she was writing about us, guy.
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>>3819187
I will admit you do bring up some valid points, but I still believe we should stick with thins group, if anything but to continue on to the college and have people who will tell those wizard professors that we probably won't make a fleshpit the moment we're admitted. If we can get admitted.

>>3819192
Makes sense now that you put it like that. I wonder if she's writing up some thesis on exceptional Goblins.
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>>3819199
No to that. We should escape, get a fleshpit rolling, and use our shitty meathsields to help us explore ruins and stuff for lost elf magic words. Practical experience beats stuffy book shit every single day. Then once we’re strong enough, we start taking out other “evil races” and using any enslaved elves and human women they have for our breeding programme. That way we aren’t the ones who kidnapped them. We should also look to take over/absorb existing weak dens once we have a baseline of strength as well.
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>>3819199
i feel this group is only keeping an eye/herding us for the catpure/kill.
we need to ditch them, preferably with them ending up dead so they can't tell others about our nature.
ambush plans?
leading them into a fight they cannot win?
killing them in their sleep?
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>>3819214
I vote ambush. It’s only a matter of time before they get into a fight anyway, and that would be a perfect time to skedaddle.
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>>3819209
Goblin inter clan cooperation/dominion would be interesting. P
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>>3818418
>Mimicry Lots of uses, this will give us the most bang for our buck, I say we learn this one.
No, Divination is the most useful for a leader. Being able to monitor your minions, spies, fellows and anyone you can steal something personal from is extremely valuable and something we would use constantly.
Mimicry is a situational ability that will not come up often but will be useful when it does.
The anons voting for these spells make no sense as we're a smart goblin and we're picking spells that don't accentuate that properly. They picked a combat buff spell over invisibility - which is perfect for a sly goblin.
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What the fuck did I just wake up to
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I would like to escape as well. These faggots are gonna sell us in the city as some kind of rare talking goblin pet. Fuck that. We need to steal book elf's magic book when she sleeping or dead. Then book it out of here.
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>>3819290
>Mimicry is a situational ability that will not come up often but will be useful when it does
Kinda why you want it, we’re fighting someone and then suddenly it sounds like we’re in the trees and then we jump out of the bushes fucking shank them ten times. You have to be creative and think outside the box. The fact is that mimicry has lots of utility and possibilities. Would you rather have a tool box filled with pretty good tools or have one amazing tool that has one use?
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>>3819290
We can learn it later right now the most important thing is escape and mimicry will be the most useful for that. We can bash the book elf over the head with a rock steal her book and then mimic her voice to say she's going to bed. Then escape.
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