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

  1. treave Arcane Patron

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    It's okay, you're almost at Emei. Almost. :lol:
     
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  2. Esquilax Arcane

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    Felled by Xiaoqi... how the mighty have fallen. I thought we could have handled her without being hurt, even in our state, but now we're even more fucked. Gotta get to Cao'er ASAP. treave, is there any way we'd be back at 100% for the challenge in four to five months time?

    We're slowed down, so of course we accept the escort. Now, the real question is whether to reveal our identity - if the BDS catches up with us, she'll find out who we are and feel betrayed if we lie to her, but if we tell her the truth, then she might refuse to help us in the first place. I'm not nearly as concerned with her knowing that we're Zhang's apprentice as I am with her knowing that we used to be Yao's apprentice; treave, is it common knowledge that we were with Yao before being Zhang's disciple?

    Oh, btw, Song Lingshu was at the youth tournament, as a spectator:

     
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  3. treave Arcane Patron

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    Ah, yes, didn't participate, then. Though we can just assume she didn't pay enough attention to recognize you by sight, or didn't witness the final fight, or a myriad other reasons why she isn't immediately going Man Tiger Pig. If not, blame it on the rollback and my poor memory. :lol: One of her disciples might recognize you, however, so there's that risk.

    As for the Yao connection, there's a chance that people know. The Songfeng people knew, and the news will have started spreading after the pirate incident. You don't know if Song Lingshu knows yet, however.

    And for healing, it's almost impossible to fully recover by the challenge now. You could hope that Cao'er gets her hands on some golden fox leaves. That'd be very helpful.
     
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  4. Elfberserker Liturgist

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    HAHAHAHA.
    God that was hilarious despite thought i voted for asking Yunzi to attack Chanfeng.

    Anyway we are in deep shit now either way now, I wonder if we will be okay for Fire cult challenges even if we don't have to participate it. Cao'er will be tested to the limit of her skill, if we want to join in the challenges in full health.

    I am torn between telling her the truth of lying to her. Lying to her now might bite us back later on, but it ensures safe passage to Emei. On otherhand revealing her the truth will cause butthurt now, even if she doesn't know about us being Yao appearance.

    A1>A2. For now..
     
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  5. Smashing Axe Arcane Patron

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    :lol:

    Someday we will learn not to take up every combat opportunity that comes our way.
     
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  6. Anabanana Augur

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    At least we got our party of bros that Absinthe really wanted, eh? :troll:

    A1.
     
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  7. Azira Arcane Patron

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    Is there a hidden stat called "humility" somewhere? Jing desperately needs to improve it...
     
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  8. Esquilax Arcane

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    Well, regardless of who we are, it would be pretty improper and dishonorable to abandon a one-eyed cripple in need of medical attention, regardless of our reputation. If you see a gangbanger bleeding on the street after a shootout, you still call the ambulance to pick him up, you don't leave him to die there. On the other, Qingcheng lowered their standards for acceptance into their sect in the name of profit when Song Jiangke was around, so Lingshu's disciples might not be as trustworthy as she is.

    Nevertheless, I'm not in the mood for taking chances anymore. :lol:

    Flopped to A1

    No way, Xiahou Yu owes us. He should get them. treave, would Yu know where golden fox leaves can be found most readily? I know they're extremely rare regardless, but he'd probably know where they grow at least. Of course, Cao'er would have more knowledge on the subject, but I'm assuming he still has some knowledge of herbalism.
     
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  9. Nevill Arcane

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    Heh, I guess karma does play an important role in this LP. We have killed the agent in the Mansion, because it was the easy way out, and got punished for it. We spared Song Lingshu despite what both of our Masters have told us, and she came to our rescue in a pivotal moment. 'Easy' choices will eventually bite us in the ass, while the ones that have no apparent benefit might save it one day. But that never stops the butthurt, does it? I bet if we didn't murder Li's man, people would be laughing at how our stupid weakness cost us our 'cover'.

    Similarly, I believe once Yu helps us out of another predictment, half of those who are jeering now will change their tune.

    On the current choice, I don't think we have a luxury of not accepting the escort. The question is, are we afraid to reveal our identity? What Lingshu is going to do once she learns of our past? She won't hurt a paralized man, and there are others on our team who need her help, so she may still agree.

    A1 for now.

    Oh, and let's task Yu with finding a golden fox leaf or two when we get back to the Emei. I think we've earned it.

    Edit: Huh. I swear I didn't see the Esquilax's post above. :lol:
     
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  10. SirArvedeth Novice

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    Not really sure what to vote on. On one hand, A seems reasonable, as we are an easy target in our current state. Escort gives us higher chance of surviving on a way to Emei. However, whole situation stinks to me. I mean, head of the sect appearing out of nowhere, exactly when we could use some help. What kinda cought my attention is this little thing:
    I'm not so torn apart between 1 and 2 in case we agree to be escorted. There is a chance she might not be really delighted with our identity, but lying to her is even more risky. Because of that, I'm not even considering voting on A2, as it is imho inferior choice when compared to A1. Rather, the question is - can we trust her?


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    Actually, after reading what Esquilax wrote, it makes more sense not to tell her who we are. Immediate flop to
    A2.
     
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  11. Esquilax Arcane

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    Bad analogy. We got out of the Black Dragon Society HQ in one piece and with some key information on who the Imperial agent in the orthodox sects was thanks to impersonating that agent. We didn't come out of this one unscathed. The point is, barring any exceptional circumstances - like finding some golden fox leaves - we aren't going to be in shape for the tournament. Now, Yu might definitely help us out a lot in the meantime (he'll be with us at Emei, and I'm sure he can help us boost our Scholarly Knowledge and Artistic Skills further while we're recovering) but it's not quite as cut-and-dry as you're making it.

    I mean, going on a solo assassination or six pugilists vs Youxia City weren't "easy" (i.e. morally questionable, if we're simple-minded enough to frame it as "morally questionable = easy") choices, and they were by far the dumbest things that we have ever done.

    I agree that she might still help, but lying ensures that she will definitely help... for now. As I mentioned before, being all alone in the unorthodox world means that there are going to be times when we have to embrace our inner hustler. This is one of them. I mean, ffs, we can't walk and we're on the run from a bunch of ruthless mercenaries, are we really going to take the chance of offending her? Fuck it, lie.

    And yeah, you're goddamn right that Yu is going to help us recover.
     
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  12. Stygian Lurker Liturgist

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    The questions for this are: is Lingshu the type of person to carry a grudge, is she the type to abandon anyone in need of help? No on both counts, will think more.
     
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  14. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    No. No. SINCE WHEN HAVE YOU HEARD OF A HUMBLE TIGER?
     
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  15. treave Arcane Patron

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    Sure. If you're willing to take a two month round trip to the Tianshan Range, spend half a year up in the freezing, dangerous and deadly mountains searching for them, praying that you harvest them in the correct manner to avoid ruining their medicinal properties, and then hoping you don't run afoul of the strange and mysterious group that has monopolized the gathering and sales of the herb. Did I mention that they were very expensive herbs?
     
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  16. Nevill Arcane

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    Though a safe passage to Emei might be worth a little lie. Getting there is a matter of life and death now. I guess it comes down to if we find other surprises on the road or not.

    Of course, but we did so a the whole pack of Imperial hounds, led by Gao Ying, on our tail. We are still a wanted man, despite what we have told him.

    It isn't, and I am not making it so. There are trade-offs. Take an easy route now, suffer the consequences later. Do something seemingly useless, like wasting all of your money to buy a scholar out, and get rewarded later. Karma.

    Whether you think the things you lose are worth the things you gain is up to you. However, any immediate loss will produce immence butthurt.

    And sometimes a bad choice is just a bad choice. However, full consequences of a choice are rarely obvious from the get-go.

    Then let him think up a plan how to rob that cartel.
     
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  17. treave Arcane Patron

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    You go from talking about karma to suggesting this course of action. Impressive. Surely robbing a strange and mysterious group won't come back to haunt you in any way. :lol:
     
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  18. Nevill Arcane

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    Trade-offs. What do we care, with a box of leaves in our pocket? We can fight off hundreds of men on a daily basis that way.

    Should I just add smiley faces to my every post?
     
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    I guess we just have to trust Yu and Yunzi now. Hopefully they can keep Xiaoqi and Changfeng under control. A2.
     
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  21. Nevill Arcane

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    Yes, A2 is probably a wiser move. These matters are best not left to chance. Flopped.
     
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  22. Elfberserker Liturgist

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    There is also another thing we have to think before accepting assistance, Cao'e


    Interestingly Miss Song didn't put Cao'er in prison nor cut her tendons, despite Yao killing her father. I wonder what happens should the two meet face to face. Anyway flopping, because we can't take anymore risks.

    A2
     
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  23. Azira Arcane Patron

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    Not telling the truth is also running a risk. It is an unknown, so all choices carry a risk. As to which is the higher, only treave knows.
     
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  24. Nevill Arcane

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    There is also a matter of Cao'er being a sister to her best childhood fried, Yifang. Or a matter of Yao saving her life.

    There are a lot of things she does not know about yet. But I don't think now is the time to tell her.
     
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  25. Elfberserker Liturgist

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    I had forgotten all about that. That being said I read that update and Yifang said that she was a good person...Granted this was Yifang who talked about her, but that is least one person to vouch her character, even though it's word of sheltered young nun.
     
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