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

  1. TOME Cuckmaster General

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    It's the dwabbit rogue. Although it doesn't sound like he is controlling the situation through the pirate leader as I initially thought.

    B. I would rather not attack them without first confirming these are the pirates we are supposed to hunt.
     
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  2. a bear named spigot Arcane

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    B.

    Wanna meet these dudes, obviously something is fishy here.
     
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  3. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    B. It looks off.
     
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  4. obiter dictum Novice

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    Accepting the challenge for the head in the earlier update was a mistake, as predicted. If not for that, we could've gone for B with the simple intent of completing the daughter's quest. Now we're stuck between a rock and a hard place -- potentially failing the daughter's quest by going for A, potentially failing the challenge by going for B, or potentially finishing the LP right now, or some other nasty consequence, by going for C.
     
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  5. Nevill Arcane

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    Our whole operation may be a giant setup.

    The raids might be carried out by a third party, and now the pugilists are going to retaliate on a settlement (who ever heard of pirates tending to farms?) that has nothing to do with these attacks. There are women and children here - and them being foreigners, they don't even know the language to protest their innocence, if that is the case. If worse turns to worst, this will turn into an international incident, and maybe a war. The Empire have already got troubles in the north, and the second front is the last thing it needs. I think it is rather telling that the raids only started recenlty after 60 years of peace, almost coinciding with the nomadic threat - this might be indeed the work of our conspirators.

    This might even be the reason why the governor does not act - he knows something is off about this, but can not yet pinpoint as to what. Charging here with a force of 100+ men without learning what's what sounds like a grave mistake. I am glad we chose to scout the place first.

    That said, B. We need to find out what is going on, and do it quickly, before the cavalry arrives to wreak havoc.
     
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  6. asxetos Augur

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    B i guess.
    We are out of our league here and i dont think we have a chance with C. Also i dont want to consider A because i am too curious about this guy and his master.
     
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  7. XenomorphII Prophet

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  8. Kipeci Arcane

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    I'll vote C.
     
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  9. Ifeex Scholar

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  10. Stygian Lurker Liturgist

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  11. Elfberserker Liturgist

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    B

    That was not at all what I
    expected. This is odd situation with village and ninja master. I think we need more info, we may have already alerted them to invasion force.
     
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  12. Baltika9 Arcane

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    This is just a really, really bad situation: the orthodoxes were expecting to raid an island full of dirty pirates under the cover of darkness, not at all expecting a hard target. This camp, as it turns out, is a freaking fortified village, with traps outside of it and a ninja master watching over it.
    If the assault team marches in under darkness, mediocre fighters that they are, they will be cut down by at least a quarter by the traps and the ninja. Then, they will be pelted by arrows. Since none of them have anti-archery skills, and dodging arrows in dense quarters is really hard, I'd say they'll lose at least another quarter. And if they do make it inside the village to start the slaughter, how will they respond to the villagers and the children? Slaughter them?
    This "simple plan"of theirs will backfire one way or the other. We really dug ourselves deep with that challenge to take the leader's head.
     
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  13. Nevill Arcane

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    Seeing as their women carry bows (as a self-defense measure against the pirates?), more likely they will be considered armed enemies and will get slaughtered. And the villagers are likely to consider our men to be the pirates, since they probably would not expect the pugilists to strike at night (and it would be hard to confirm otherwise due to low visibility). Both sides would be unlikely to notice that something is off about the situation until it will be too late.

    So, yes, this is a shitty situation for everyone to be in. The scene is set for maximum carnage, with no way to settle things peacefully.

    But I don't see how our challenge makes it worse. I'd say, if the situation is what I think it is, it no longer matters to anyone.
     
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  14. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Clearly, the right decision is C, death or glory!
    And too perfect to 'just be,' this smells of a setup.
     
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  15. Elfberserker Liturgist

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    I am not sure that orthodoxies could even defeat them, even if they reach the village. I am pretty sure that at least men have more martial arts training than your average pirates, not to mention we don't know how many ninjas they have and we don't know good the lord is or his personal bodyguards are. Still whoever is the winner, still suffers maximum casualties.

    As for our reputation in this whole affair? It will be hard both for us and orthodoxies to get pirates leader head with having ninja master guarding him and we don't know how good fighter the lord itself is. However, if we can avert this disaster, then surely the good rep outweighs the bad we get for failing our challenge. Then again getting peaceful end might not be possible, even if we have good charisma and speech skills.
     
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  16. Jester Arbiter

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    vote B
    Hell yeah, first true ninja in this LP.
     
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  17. Kipeci Arcane

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    I don't see how C would incapacitate us, I think either it would work or we would die. If it works, excellent, if we die... actually, I'm really interested in seeing what would happen if we die. Rewind? Reroll?
     
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  18. Elfberserker Liturgist

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    I wonder if we would start over as another character, but I don't think that adjutant would be a choice then. At least we don't have same choices as we do now. If Treave decided to do that when we die, he would obviously have to change some major events. We still haven't been introduced roguebro and doctorbro could be retconned.
     
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  19. Baltika9 Arcane

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    More likely than not, we's continue as Scholarbro. Since he's on the island and all.
     
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  20. Zero Credibility Arcane

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    Voting B.

    Not really.

    We don't have to get the head of the pirate leader as long as the Songfeng disciples don't either. And if they are such poor fighters that they didn't stand a chance against us, how are they going to pull that off if we weren't able to? That challenge is only going to get them killed.
     
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  21. Rex Feral Liturgist

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    Well something is terribly off here. I'm starting to think these pirates aren't exactly pirates as we think of them. B
     
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  22. Bloodshifter Educated

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  23. Grimgravy Augur Patron

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    B
    There is more to the situation than we know.
     
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  24. m4davis Scholar

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  25. Kipeci Arcane

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    This is pretty weird actually, if I remember my history correctly a significant number of the Wokou pirates were not actually Japanese and were just an assortment of brigands from all nearby nations who took to piracy in troubled times. That would explain the families here, but I'm not sure about them if these guys are more or less homogeneously Japanese... I mean, maybe it's the case that they're brides like the friend we were supposed to be watching out for, but I vaguely remember that something from the update implied that to be unlikely. If this is a recent influx of pirates sponsored by Japan, one would think that they'd have left the family at home away from the risks unless they were intending to invade and make a home for themselves. But then, wouldn't there be an actual army sent, not a bunch of ragtag pirate families? I'm still sticking to my vote for C because obviously something's going to go horribly wrong here with that option and I don't want to be responsible for that goofing, but I really hope that B clears this up when it wins.
     
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