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Discussion in 'Choose Your Own Adventure Land' started by treave, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. Nevill Arcane

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    Every 1000 years when naga sex gets stale we'll be sneaking out to the realm of Man and have fun with mortal girls. We will always return home to our true and only love, and she will always forgive us. It is a perfect arrangement.

    I mean, it worked out just fine this time!
     
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  2. treave Arcane Patron

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    Nuwa's forgiveness. :lol:
     
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  3. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Besides, we'll get to chill with the Frathouse up there. They will be our drinking buddies.
    And the look on Wuxing's face when he sees us add Nuwa's consort/husband.
    Hilarious.
     
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  4. treave Arcane Patron

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    Sorry, wuxia afterlife doesn't work that way.
     
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  5. Baltika9 Arcane

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  6. treave Arcane Patron

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    The ONLY reason anyone needs for voting B is wild snake-lady sex. Be honest. :rpgcodex:
     
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  7. Nevill Arcane

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    Alright.

    C. Agree to become Nuwa's consort, but only on the condition that Wuxing will also be granted immortality and will have to watch us having sex for all eternity.
     
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  8. treave Arcane Patron

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    He's already dead and gone into the wheel of reincarnation.

    He's now a cockroach.

    If you still want that, uh, sure, you can make that proposal.
     
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  9. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Can we make him an immortal cockroach? With the face of a man, so we can see the expression on his face. Make him mute, though.
     
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  10. Elfberserker Liturgist

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    How odd.
    All this anger toward that misguided gentleman of hueshan, who only wanted to guide empire toward rightenious and all he gets for his effort is being incarnated as cockroach
    :negative:

    Next you tell me that Zhang manxing incanates as our child from Yunzi or Qilin.

    It seems that we must abonden our harem in spirit or leaving as mortal to save the empire. such harsh choice.
    Harem or monogamy with Nuwa and prosperious empire.
    :negative:
     
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  11. Baltika9 Arcane

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    So, treave, if we pick D, will Nuwa go into meltdown and just take us on the spot, or...
    She sounds pretty desperate to me.
     
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  12. Nevill Arcane

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    :hmmm:
    Can we grant immortality to Cao'er?

    It might take a few thousands years, but I think it is a viable alternative. Nuwa won't know what hit her.

    Of course, then we would be completely beyond salvation. But at least she is pro-sharing. That must count for something, right?
     
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  13. Elfberserker Liturgist

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    Well, we did tease her, when we defeated ahura and went to heavens for shortwhile to attain enlightment.
    I can't imagine how frustraded Nuwa must have been then.
     
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  14. treave Arcane Patron

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    You are free to make whatever proposals you want with C. :lol:
     
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  15. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Nothing good ever comes from keeping a woman waiting like this. I'd rather go for B to, uh, guide the universe to good and, ah, watch over our progeny, the Cult (we become the god they wanted us to be!) and all that other good stuff. Yeah. Instead of getting bogged down in infinite variations of C*. But if someone comes up with a viable, popular C option, then I'm in.

    *Is this going to be a repeat of Maniac Training Part II? It is, isn't it.
     
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  16. Elfberserker Liturgist

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    Gotta reach that 2000 page mark somehow
     
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  17. treave Arcane Patron

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    Here's a draft of Shun's death and the choices that would have been in A, which now goes unused.

    -insert final fight scene-

    You pull the Yuchang Sword away from Shun’s body. The shining blade is coated in his blood. The Tang Emperor collapses, his eyes blinking. Strangely, there is a smile on his lips. It is as if a mask has fallen away from his face.

    “I… suppose that is it,” he coughs, blood spattering all over the floor. “It’s… it’s finally over.” Looking up at you, he grins. “What is that stupid, sullen face for?”

    “How did it come to this?”

    “Fate. Destiny. Heaven’s will. Words… that I never believed in… but found to be true. Of course… we did not let them have it all their own way. You were supposed to die here.”

    Now you’re going to claim you let me win?” you chuckle quietly, sitting down besides the dying Emperor.

    “Of course not. You won. Fair… and square,” he wheezes. “You won… and you set me free…”

    “How far do the machinations of Heaven go?” you ask coldly, looking up at the sky. If it was not for the gods…

    “Jing… take this one piece of advice from me if nothing else. Walk away from it all. Don’t… don’t get involved. Nothing good will come of challenging Heaven,” warns Shun. “You… have people that you care for. People you need… and need to protect. So this… this is my last request to you. As your Emperor… your prince… your friend… and your brother. No matter what happens to the country, what happens to the land… no matter what turmoil is to come, hide away and focus only on keeping yourself and your loved ones safe. Got it?”

    “Shun, that is easier said than done.”

    “I know! I know… but trust me, you will not regret it. I couldn’t… I… I failed my people. I failed you.”

    A wave of uncontrollable emotion surges from deep inside you, flushing your cheeks with heat. “You had a lifetime ahead of you to do what you had to, what you wanted to! Heaven wasn’t fair to you!” you snarl, your vision blurring and becoming watery. You know he could have turned things around if given the chance.

    Shun speaks quietly, the light already fading rapidly from his own eyes. “No… I should have been… but it doesn’t matter anymore. Jing. Man does not live forever. Eighty years is a lifetime… so is eighteen years. To be as a brother to you… even eight seconds would have been a good lifetime, more than any man could ask for. I am… sorry.”

    His apology is the last words that he speaks, and the last Emperor of the Tang falls silent for all eternity, surrounded by the burning remains of his throne hall.

    A.The empire will be in turmoil from this day onwards. You will focus your efforts on ensuring that matters do not get worse; with Shun’s death, you will likely become a hated enemy, but that is a burden you will accept. Even though there will be risks to you and your family, you will forge ahead to ensure the country continues to progress as Shun would have wanted.

    B. You know the true enemy here. Heaven is your foe. Without their manipulations, this day would not have come about. You will devote your efforts into finding a way to make them answer for their sins against humanity. Their machinations, vague intentions and callous disregard for man is something you can never forgive. Underestimating mortals will be their downfall.

    C. You will follow Shun’s dying wish, and retreat into seclusion. He is right – your priority is to keep your loved ones away from harm. Perhaps in the future, when the chaos has subsided, you may feel it is safe to reemerge, but for now, if you absolutely have to act to guide the world’s path, you will do so in secrecy and only when you feel secure.
     
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  18. Rex Feral Liturgist

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    So...any chance to cause the fall of Heaven? I was hoping for a viable option to defy them and get away with it.
     
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  19. Nevill Arcane

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    Why don't you turn your back to Nuwa and find out? :lol:
     
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  20. Elfberserker Liturgist

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    Shun
    :negative:

    I flop to X
     
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  21. Rex Feral Liturgist

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    What I was hoping was that treave would actually give us a chance to oppose heaven with real means.

    The only options I see are "Bow down" or "Kill your friend and bow down". Is there nothing we can do to defy them without becoming a rabbit or something?

    If not I propose for a rollback :troll:
     
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  22. Nevill Arcane

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    So, uh, Lambchop19. Do you want to play or not? :lol:

    I thought 'defy' and 'appeal for help' to be a bit different in meaning. :M

    We asked for their aid, and in their infinite lenity, they answered. The bed is made, and lie in it we shall. :salute:
     
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  23. The Brazilian Slaughter Arcane

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    So our options are:
    A) Putting Jing on the Golden Throne instead - Jing dinasty sounds good, but the whole thing will just happen again. Also we will be forever a unbro traitor bound to a court we hate, just like Shun. BROS DON'T USURP BROS IN COLD BOLD BROS. Why be a Emperor bound in chains to a figurative golden throne when we can be a YOLO Khagan and Lord of the Fire Cult? At least we already have our pre-started harem.

    B) The "happy" ending - Harem makes out alive, the children grow up, but we close the harem king path forever. Immortal boredom to eventually happen. Also Jing having only two sons? INTOLERABLE! This might also indulce a war because Yunzi and Qillin will think Shun is bullshitting them when he says Jing disappeared into heavan. Yeah, pull the other one, chappy.

    C) Who knows?

    D) Shun or Jing dies either way, we return to A or even worse.

    I wonder if we can somehow give Jing, Shun and Nuwa what they all desire...
    Shun wants to help the Empire into a gentle death. He also wishes he could just vanish forever.
    Nuwa wants the D, baddly.
    Jing want his friend to live and be happy as much as he is.

    Crazy idea time: How about pulling a Disappearance of the Golden Emperor MkII, This Time With Actual Gods?
    - Shun puts a few things in order before the go.
    - Then Shun disappears. Tang collapses gently as possible and with minimal deaths. Heavan brofists this.
    - We pledge to go with Nuwa... eventually (say, in 40 years, what is time to the Gods? I'm thinking we do it after Huashan summit so Jing can finally punch Bai Jiutian to the face. We can heave a few.. dalliances during the waiting time).
    - Shun anscends to the HEAVANZ like his father... but actually we go to Maniac Island, make him irrecognizable (Wudu Aculpulture time?), and go on a life of adventure together. Just us, the harem and our bros. Maybe we can invite Xiuahou Yu and Liu Chanfeng. Shun can live a normal life and maybe even find real love!
    - Nuwa gets Jing in the end.

    I motion Zhang Manxing for the role, instead. We can't step on that cockroach enough. I keep fearing he will somehow show up alive on the ending to spoil it all! That man is our Lex Luthor, our Joker, Jing's nemesis!
    Xu Jing will be a boot stomping on the face of unbroness, forever.
     
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  24. Lambchop19 Arcane Zionist Agent Literally Hitler Batshit Crazy

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    B for now. As much as I'd hate to give up the harem, becoming a deity with snake lady sex sounds better. After all, how long are the girls going to keep their looks anyway?

    And in this way, perhaps in 1000 years we might have sufficient power to...repay Nuwa for her kindness and change the order of heaven.

    I will try and think up something for c, but bros don't go all sholin temple again and give us a bad end while I'm gone, k?

    Btw, sure am glad we picked C. A would have been an epic end, but reading the draft it feels like a loss.
     
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  25. profreshinal Arcane

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    C stab Nuwa
     
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