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In Progress [LP CYOA] I'm a High Tech Hobo Who Stumbled into Another World While Out Scavenging For Parts

Discussion in 'Choose Your Own Adventure Land' started by treave, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. lightbane Arcane

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    Go with what works treave. You know, the title reminds me of that manga How I stalked some dude... Zenithian sword. Alas that one is still dead. Also:

    Talk to the Guards
    +We can demand to see the king once we know whether our new job will be a living sacrifice for another ritual or not.
     
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  2. The Brazilian Slaughter Arcane

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    It depends on wherever hot daughters are involved
     
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  3. Baltika9 Arcane

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    That's how they get ya. One moment you're looking at twins, the next you're in front of a dragon and wondering what you've done to deserve this.
    His attitude should be 'fuck you, pay me.'
     
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  4. daveyarsegallant Educated

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    But the twins are both "fuck you" and payment.
     
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  5. treave Arcane Patron

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    Sorry, DMC5 and Sekiro are stealing my time away. Talk to the guards has it, I'll update in 24 hours.
     
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  6. treave Arcane Patron

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    The Guards Say

    Big Dick Greg? Oh, him and his boys are a gang of junkers from the East side. Homeless, like me, who make a living off the scraps of tech we can grab here and there. As per his name, he’s got a big dick. No, I’ve not seen it myself, hell no. He’s just known for buggering his boys until they can barely keep their shits in. They put up with it because he’s got connections with the almighty Randall Al-Thoth, that’s all.

    Anyway, what did the guards say? They didn’t want to tell me much either. I figured they’d at least be willing to talk about why I was here, and that much I got, at least. It looks like I was here for getting all handsy with the princess after all. It seems that they conducted a ritual to summon “heroes” of some sort, although the reason for that summoning is not something the guards seem willing to tell.

    So, if I’m a summoned “”hero””, shouldn’t they be forgiving me for a touch or two? It’s not like she lost any value, hell, if they gave me an hour alone with the princess, I bet my miracle massages would make her even more stunning than before. Still, there’s a bigger reason why they’re keeping me here even though they called me in the first place.

    They called four other guys. Yeah. I’m not the only one they summoned. Apparently these other “””heroes””” made a better first impression than I did, and so I’m effectively an unwanted spare at the moment. Seems like there’s a debate going on in the court regarding what to do with me. Options range from execution to setting me free with a pension. Seems like the king is leaning in favour of just keeping me here forever, while his ministers are split on whether to kill me or to set me free.

    As for sending me home? It seems that’s not even on the table. Whether they can’t, or they won’t, I don’t know. To be honest, though, if I can get out of this jail, I wouldn’t mind hanging out in this world a little longer. Anything to avoid the hobo wars.

    Oh, and I managed to get my hand on one of their light sources, after pleading with the guards enough. I knew something seemed off on the first day when I looked at those torches. They don’t illuminate by fire, but by means of a strange, glowing stone. The guards call it a glowstone, thereby demonstrating just how creatively bankrupt these people probably are when it comes to naming things. It runs on magic. Put in magic, light comes out. Somehow. That’s something I don’t have in my world, and though I’d like to find out more, this is not the place to do so. Dirk says there’s a College of Magicians in the capital somewhere who could probably teach me.

    Rather than that, though, what the glowstone can do for me right now is much more than merely illuminating my surroundings. I can use it to charge my phone. The single most important thing I have in this world. I had rigged up a photovoltaic system for it back in my world, and that’s going to come in handy now. The ambient light in the dungeon isn’t enough to charge the phone up, but fortunately with this glowstone, I can whip up something to harvest all of the available light, even if I have to get naked and take apart a bit of my phone to do it.

    As long as it’s working, who cares?

    Oh, right, what to do next, now that I’ve established that I’m really quite low in the pecking order of the kingdom.

    I guess I could try to get an audience with the king, change his mind. After all, I know things that he doesn’t, especially when it comes to technology. If I can put up a demonstration or two, that might convince him to free me. It might sound cocky but I'm confident none of the other heroes are as good at this as I am unless by some fucking horrible streak of luck that fuckwit is here too.

    Or I could wait for a bit longer. It seems that there are a faction of nobles interested in my freedom. They might approach me directly. Or it’s possible the faction that wants me dead might try to kill me instead. That’d suck.

    I could also just try to escape on my own. Now that I know the guards and have managed to talk them into giving me stuff, it should be easier than before. I’m not sure if I should free Dirk and everyone else while I’m at it, but they might prove a good diversion if I do?

    Anyway, time to get back to work on that light-capturing device. Seriously, what I wouldn’t give for a good box of scraps.
     
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  7. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Escape, failing that show the king your porn collection.
     
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  8. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Tell me all about the hobo wars, my man. And about that fuckwit you're worried about.

    As for what you should do, just sit tight and chat up the guards, see if you can get them to put in a good word for you. None of this is your problem, really.
     
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  9. Nevill Arcane

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    So we have competition. Damn.

    Well then. Don't stick around until they decide to execute us, then. What, ait for them to free us? Not with our luck.

    Free whomever you can and escape. Hope you run faster than them.

    We should run before the air quotes on the """"heroes"""" grow out of control.
     
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  10. Nahel Arcane

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    See the king, we need to convince him our ability. If it fails we can always escape after.
     
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  11. Egosphere Erudite

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    Escape alone
     
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  12. Azira Arcane Patron

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    You really should begin to collect laxatives. And lots of them. Whereever you can. They WILL come in handy eventually.
     
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  13. Grimgravy Augur Patron

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    Who's Randall Al-Thoth and if he's so almighty, any chance of help from that quarter? Given you ended up in jail, I wouldn't count on luck. Fuckwits are sure to abound. I say, show some initiative.

    Escape on your own
     
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  14. ItsChon Cipher Patron

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    I say escape but free the broad. We need to keep our eye on the prize here. Worst comes to worst we can sell her as a slave for gold later.
     
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  15. Kipeci Magister

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    Get an audience with the king! Show off the capabilities of your phone & how only you can harness it
     
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  16. baud Savant

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    Escape on your own! Don't care about the other peasants

    I'd also be interested to know more about the Hobo wars
     
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  17. daveyarsegallant Educated

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    Escape on your own.
     
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  18. lightbane Arcane

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    All-thoth? Hobo wars? We need more info.

    As for now, show the king your technological prowess! That should impress these primitives and help ensure it was a misunderstanding the thing before.
     
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  19. Kz3r0 Arcane

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    Impress the guards with your porn collection.
     
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  20. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Unlikely that they'll have a strong need for us, unless the other four get themselves murdered very quickly. But if I was them I'd be visiting every tavern and whorehouse in the kingdom.

    Escape & cause a big diversion might be the way to go, if Dirk et al create a big enough fuss, we won't even be suspected as the instigators.
     
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  21. treave Arcane Patron

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    Still in Sekiro, I definitely picked a wrong time to start this LP. But I'm still around, no worries. Looks like a solo escape takes this, updating some time over the weekend.
     
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  22. Azira Arcane Patron

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    Don't forget to stock up on laxatives!
     
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  23. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    I'm just glad we're finally playing as Hobo rider.
     
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  24. Baltika9 Arcane

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    ...Sekiro isn't even that good.
     
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  25. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Listen a whole month is a long time to keep my balls dangling out in anticipation
     
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