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

  1. Ifeex Scholar

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    B1 x X XI.
     
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  2. Elfberserker Liturgist

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    B1 trading and misdirecting zhang family.

    A Shaolin B Wudang

    VI. You learn the Qingzi Sword (青字劍, Green Letter Sword) from Song Lingshu, a swift swordplay that is heavily focused on offense; it is said to be one of the quickest sword techniques in the jianghu. Designed to be used in conjunction with the Chengzi Step to form the Qingcheng Sect's famous Qingcheng Jianwu combination technique.

    VII. You learn the Chengzi Step (城字舞, City Letter Step) from Song Lingshu, a defensive qinggong geared towards evading the attack patterns made by weapons, particularly those from the orthodox sects. Designed to be used in conjunction with the Qingzi Sword to form the Qingcheng Sect's famous Qingcheng Jianwu combination technique.

    I understand the need and desire to master our super powered technique, but I like miss song techniques and fire temble techniques more because we can use them more freely.
     
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  3. Nevill Arcane

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    treave, just how much we would be able to learn if we focus on Yuchang Sword? Will it be an equivalent of training with Zhang on the island?

    I wand a second sword technique to match our Minamoto kenjutsu, because of the conference that we are very likely to attend. Not having a technique to go with the legendary sword does not look too good. Will the result of our training be on par with the existing tech in terms of power? We can mimic it from Yifang who knows it perfectly, so we should be able to tell... I think.

    Then again, things are going to get really bad very soon, so maxing on the Wuxiand Qiankun takes priority over learning a pair of moves.

    Will trhe girls continue to pick the moves from our arsenal?

    That would explain what Chanfeng was doing there, too.
     
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  4. Akkudakku Arbiter

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    I have to agree. And on higher levels we will LEARN through WQ, remember guys. I think there should be less empassis on hiding it, we need to train it TO THE MAX!
     
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  5. Azira Arcane Patron

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    I wonder how miss Song would feel about knowing BJ's gender.. Would she seek comfort somewhere? Or would she just go "nobody's perfect" and still sigh dreamily about BJ? :M
     
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  6. Esquilax Arcane

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    Just to stir up some good, old-fashioned Codexian paranoia: much in the same way that we can teach faulty techniques to BJ, she can probably teach faulty swordplay with some subtle flaws in it that would get us killed in a serious fight. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.

    :troll:

    Well, the real benefit of Wuxiang Qiankun training will be more in the MYSTARY boosts that it provides than it will in being able to mimic people on our same level of neigong. Realistically, if the Zhang family is coming after us (and they are certainly coming for Xuxian as well) and a few of them know the techniques from the Jiuyang Divine Skill manual, their level of inner strength is going to far outstrip that of our own, so we won't be able to mimic their moves, training or no. From that perspective, I suppose learning more techniques is preferable.
     
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  7. treave Arcane Patron

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    You'll learn a few new moves. If you pick 1 or 2 for the first choice, you'll also get your own variation on the Huashan techniques you mimicked from Bai Jiutian. You didn't absorb the technique instantly so you're only following up on the brief impression you had of the techniques + some of Bai's instructions, but you'll get a further two moves for the Yuchang Sword that way.

    They might learn some skills from amongst themselves, but they'll each get at least one more move from Jing's repertoire.

    [​IMG]
     
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  8. Nevill Arcane

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    I very much doubt there will be 'they' to outstrip us in terms of power. I can't picture manlou sharing the manual with anybody else.

    I deter to Esquilax's judgement, then. Another sword technique is essential if we are to hold our own at the conference.

    B1 A IV XI
     
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  9. Kipeci Arcane

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    Which is why we should be learning as much of the WQ as soon as possible so that we can get past the 'only copy moves of folks below your neigong' as quickly as possible before they're riding down our throats. If B1 wins out we'll be learning more techniques anyway and I don't think we're exactly suffering for a lack of them right now.
     
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  10. ScubaV Prophet

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    I'm still holding out hope for a Girls' Talk flavor update.

    I'll vote for the current choices after work.
     
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  11. Nevill Arcane

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    Our repertoir of sword techniques is pretty much limited to our kenjutsu. The basics of Huashan swordsmanship are not going to help against Wuxing.
     
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  12. asxetos Augur

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    No matter how many sword tecniques we try to learn between now and the sword summit, Jing is going to be way below the other participants in sword skill, who are probably Masters with a lifetime of training.
    But swords where never Jing's main strength and just because it is a sword summit it doesnt mean we only have to fight with swords :wink:
     
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  13. Kipeci Arcane

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    And a handful of Qingcheng techniques are the only thing standing between us and death at his hands in the next update? Come on. We're still advancing in swords and expanding techniques, it's just that we're devoting more to powering up our broken neigong skill. If we can train that up enough to the point where we can copy stuff from people stronger than us we won't exactly have a shortage if he faces us.
     
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  14. Nevill Arcane

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    The skill has a numerical value attached to it. An eight is an eight (if we get there), regardless of whether you have devoted all your life to it.

    Why exaggerate?

    I am not talking about the immediate death, but it is a fact that our swordsmanship is lacking. We have to work on it eventually, and there never is going to be enough time to master everything. I just think that it would be fitting to do so before visiting the conference of, you know, swordsmen.
     
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  15. asxetos Augur

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    If you want Jing to be a master swordsman then i believe you are correct to vote for IV, because being a master is about creating your own tecnique and not just learning or even perfecting the tecniques of others.
    But this path is not one i am particularly interested in for Jing.
     
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  16. Akkudakku Arbiter

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    We get WQ to level 3 and we can copy higher neigong levels so lets just commit to it for a while at least. And remember there always are some nice stat boost from our meditation.
     
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  17. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    As long as troll stat is high, it matters not if the others are just average.
     
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  18. Nevill Arcane

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    Even though he currently holds more potential as a swordsman in raw skill, thanks to the Sword Song, Jing will always primarily be the unarmed fighter.

    I just want him to hold his own in a swordfight, if we ever come across BJ's equals (or betters), who are less interested in cooperation.

    Remember, Wang Zhengchong, the man that I guess would be a fine role model for Jing, was an unprecedented talent in the arts of unarmed combad, yet had enough skill to coach the Sword Saint and enough sense to actually use a blade in a fight against him:
    The two styles of fighting complement each other rather well, I'd say.
     
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  19. asxetos Augur

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    I agree with you Nevill, but i wont vote for Sword Skills when there are Unarmed/Unique/Legendary skills to be learned. If/when we go for a round two training with ZJ then i think that will be the time for a +1 SWORDS among other things.
     
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  20. Elfberserker Liturgist

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    yet we haven't created single unarmed techniques ourself despite having high unarmed skill.:M

    I do not understand why codex doesn't want to be blade whirling tornado with miss song techniques or have awesome fire punch or fire sword attack.
     
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  21. Nevill Arcane

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    There won't be another round with ZJ, for better or worse. It was said that the story is moving to its conclusion, and it was the last major timeskip.

    Not that it matters that much to me, I don't want to go all YUHE FINGER on you. :) I can understrand the need to prioritize the legendary skill as well. This would be the only coincession that I am willing to make on the road to WQS mastery, and only because there is an appropriate event ahead of us.
     
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  22. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Shit, as much as I'd love the Digdi Step, showing up to a Great Swords conference without some moves for our own legendary sword would be fucking embarassing.
    B1 B IV X, I think we ought to utilize the knowledge we gained just now to develop WQS. Xuezi will have to wait.

    treave, does Armaiti have any awesome Middle Eastern saber techniques on offer?
     
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  23. ChumBucket Augur

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    I Agree with Esquilax:
    B1 A IV XI
     
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  24. treave Arcane Patron

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    I don't think I'm going to do a full update at this time, but here are a few of the dialogues from the draft.

    ---

    Lingshu: When you said he was the leader of a cult, my first thought was that it was a cult filled with only women. Somehow that just seems... correct.

    Yifang: I agree. I had the same feeling too. Is that what the Fire Cult is like now?

    Yunzi: ...I hope not.

    ---

    Yunzi: I am not going to be number three! Stop calling me that!

    Cao'er: ...you do not want to be third? Then do you actually want to be second or first? I... I am shocked...

    Armaiti: Of course the Holy Maiden can be none other than the first wife. That goes without saying.

    Yunzi: T-that's not what I meant!

    ---

    Lingshu: I wonder what Xu Jing is up to with Young Master Bai right now...

    Yifang: They must be fighting. I cannot imagine two people with more different personalities. I hope neither of them get hurt.

    Qilin: You know what they say, love and hate are two sides of the same coin. Instead of fighting, they could be...

    Lingshu: W-w-w-w-w-what do you mean?

    Qilin: Ah, you know exactly what I'm talking about, Ms. Song! Don't hide that blush!

    Yifang: What are you talking about?

    Cao'er: *whisper whisper*

    Yifang: Two men... like that!? That's impure! *faints*

    Cao'er: That sort of Jing is fine too...

    Yunzi: ...*eavesdropping with a red face*

    ---

    Xuezi: You are all just a bunch of noisy bratty girls, aren't you? Giggling over a man like that, and in such a unrefined manner too...

    Qilin: It's way past your bedtime, grandmother. Did we wake you?

    Xuezi: How rude... show some respect to your elders! I have eaten more salt in my lifetime than you have rice! I have experienced more than you will ever know!

    Qilin: So you are experienced, then?

    Xuezi: ...what do you mean?

    Qilin: You know. That. I was wondering if the 'child' in your title was true to its meaning. (wordplay: The 童 (child) letter in 'child elder' can also mean 童 (virgin))

    Xuezi: !!! *hides under blankets*

    Qilin: No answer? Oh, have you gone back to sleep, grandma? Good night. We'll try to be quiet. *giggles*
     
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  25. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Bros, I think that going to Wudang is a better idea, since it's a good start for Xuezi to unlock her potential and she has expressed interest in visiting them, and we have our own interests thereas well.
     
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