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[RPG] Mine.chr (DDLC/Minecraft)

Discussion in 'Questing' started by Alien-Kun, Oct 23, 2020.

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  1. Alien-Kun

    Alien-Kun See this guy? This is Dumb. Don't be like Dumb.

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    I forgot about them fuuuuu
    Alright I'll be mentioning them in the next update, no need to add it to the vote.
     
  2. Alien-Kun

    Alien-Kun See this guy? This is Dumb. Don't be like Dumb.

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    We are in need of an extra vote, as the two current plans only have one vote each.
     
  3. Alien-Kun

    Alien-Kun See this guy? This is Dumb. Don't be like Dumb.

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    Welp, it is monday and the votes are still at an impasse.

    Unless this gets solved in the next few hours, the update will be postponed to next week.
     
  4. zebrin

    zebrin Chopping trees down, and making elves cry.

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    [X] Magma Engineering

    Okay, changing my vote. I kinda wanted to focus on magic first, but getting some work in on making some actual passive defenses can only be of the good, right?
     
  5. Alien-Kun

    Alien-Kun See this guy? This is Dumb. Don't be like Dumb.

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    Alright, the update is in the works, just uh... a little late. Today hasn't been very productive, I'm afraid. At least that's why I have those empty days between updates.
     
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  6. Index: Day 11
    Alien-Kun

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    [X] Magma Engineering
    [X][Pupper Name] Natsuki
    [X][Pupper LV up] Toughness (more damage reduction)
    -[X][Other] Build something
    --[X] Create Clothes: Arcane robes [One and a half hours, 10% Wool, 3% String, 2% Mana Crystals]
    --[X] Increase storage (Large: max holding 500%) [half hour, 25% Wood]
    --[X] Repair Wall * 2 (2 hours 40% repair)
    -[X][Resources] Forest (1 hour, repeatable)
    --[X][Woodlands -> Gather] Saplings (specific type)(DC 10)
    -[X][Other] Build something
    --[X] Small Tree Farm
    -[X][Resources] Mining (1 hour, repeatable)
    --[X][Mining -> Search] Lava Lake * 2 (DC 13)
    -[X][Training] (1 hour, repeatable)
    --[X] Redstone Engineering * 2
    -[X] Animal Work
    --[X] Train the new dog to play fetch for the rest of the day.


    [08:00 am] - [12:00 pm] (Upgrades & fixing)

    Monika's nose wrinkled a bit as she looked at her shirt. Or what remained of it, at least. At that point, it was little more than a ripped-up rag.

    With a sigh, she threw it away. She'd figure out what to do with it later, for the time being she would just make some new clothes.

    Scrolling through the crafting recipes, she spotted something labeled 'Arcane robes'. They appeared to be a two-piece set: the tunic piece, reaching just below her knees, and a hood piece that she could put on and off at her leisure. The set was purple with slight gold trimming here and there, almost like... the tome.

    Of course that a wizard's book would give her a recipe for wizard clothes.

    But they looked comfy enough, so she made them.

    After making said robes she tried them on, finding them a perfect fit... like anything else she had crafted until now. Regardless of that, she also felt a bit more energetic than before.

    [Basic Arcane Robes equipped. Mana gauge unlocked.]

    Well that... facilitated some things. Was the energy she felt a side-effect of having mana?

    Regardless, she now found herself with a grand total of... 20 MP. Which didn't mean all that much, after all it could be a lot just as well as it could be chump change. Not having a point of reference would do that to someone.

    But she could deal with that later. For now she was just happy to have something covering her body that didn't make her look like she'd been shipwrecked for a month.

    The chests had been filling up a bit too much for her liking lately. Not so much for the surplus of supplies, but for the fact that she had no idea where to put them anymore. Therefore, it was about time to get a larger storage going.

    While she was sorting through her items, a certain gray text box made itself known.

    [Void Neutralization process complete. Thank you for your patience, the process was delayed by a few complications.]

    Monika gave the screen a confused look, her brow furrowing. "What do you mean complications?"

    [Nothing big. System believed that some tinkering and refining would be appreciated in order to:
    1 - Fit the Gauntlets to User's frame
    2 - Enhance the enchantments to be more energy-efficient
    3 - Reduce the amount of... 'edge' in the Gauntlets' design.]


    "So I can use them now? With no side-effects or anything like that?"

    The new screen bobbed a bit in the air, as if it were nodding.

    [Indeed. User has earned the Gauntlets' respect, thus User is their rightful owner.]

    "If you say so..." Monika let her voice trail off as she opened her inventory, finding the gauntlets again.

    Instead of the sleek tar-like material from before, now the gauntlets were made of a shiny black metal. The many spikes and hard edges were smoothed over, leaving only a handful of sharp points. Between the plates, some kind of glowing white fluid streamed incessantly, as if it were the gauntlets' blood.

    Monika wasn't an expert on magical armaments, but they looked good to her. And looking at them didn't send her into a Murder Maim Kill state, which was a net gain.

    [Proto-Incarnate Gauntlets (Tenaci Dei)
    +(your Rank) Armor [4]
    +(your Rank)+1 Magical Protection [5]
    God's touch: apply telekinesis to one item at a time, Max weight (Your Rank)*50 kg [200]]


    Monika needed to sit down. There was a lot to unpack in that little screen.

    First off: the gauntlets, apparently called Tenaci Dei -- she didn't recall a lot of latin, but wasn't that "god's patience"? -- were something called a 'Proto-incarnate'. What did that mean? Were they like her, or somewhat like her at least? Were they part of her, and that was why they apparently grew stronger with her power?

    "System!" She inadvertedly barked out. Her mind was rushing so much that she didn't even notice she was yelling. "What is all of this?"

    [Take a moment. Calm down. Panicking will not help.]

    "I... Yeah, ok. Sure. Let's just ignore that these gauntlets are an Incarnate, whatever that means, since nobody ever tells me anything!"

    [Enough. You are being irrational, System cannot disclose the nature of Incarnates.]

    Monika was trembling. If the gauntlets hadn't been as sturdy as they were, her grip would've been enough to crush them. Staring at the screen, Monika could feel the frustration, the desperation, the sheer hate she held for whoever brought her here finally boil over.

    "Can't say this, can't disclose that. I'm sick of this..." She shook her head, grinding her teeth. "This bullshit you and your 'creator' keep putting me through, and expect me to just deal with it. I've always wanted to have a real, physical body, you know? Except that now I'd be more than happy to give it up and go back to how it was before! At least I knew what the fuck was going on back then!"

    At some point in her tirade she had began to pace around, gauntlets left forgotten on a chest nearby.

    "And to think that I was happy when you came back! I had someone to talk to, hooray! Except you won't do anything other than keep tempting me with knowledge and then go "no, I can't tell you", do you have any idea how infuriating that is?"

    When no screen appeared after a few seconds of silence, Monika went to keep ranting... only to find out that no words were leaving her mouth anymore.

    In fact she couldn't even move her mouth anymore.

    Then, her body began to move of its own accord, forcing words out of her even if she was trying to shut up.

    "D̴̝͛ỏ̶͈ ̸̒͜ŷ̴̯o̶̜͒u̸̦̐ ̶̪͒w̵̟̑i̸̹̍s̴̞̿ḫ̶͂ ̴͙́f̴̢͋o̵͛ͅŕ̷̭ ̴̱͑u̷̖̇s̶̫͝ ̶̼̽t̶̺̉o̴̖̒ ̸͈̍s̴̯͛w̴̞̋i̴̲͑t̷̠̓c̵͙͘h̸͍̅ p̸̢͗l̶̤͒ä̴̹c̵̲̃e̶̠̐?̴̳̎ ̸̭̎Ẃ̴̻è̴͚ ̷̍ͅc̸̦͂ö̷͎́u̷̧͘ḷ̵̛d̴̫̅ ̷̲̔m̶̟̈́å̶͔k̶̡̒e̴̬̎ ̴͔̂t̵͇̆ḧ̴̦i̵̧̊s̵͓̈́ ̵̧̿ă̵͚r̷͎̾r̶̥͗a̴̳̒n̷̋͜g̷̤̓e̴̻͒m̴̙̂ȅ̴͙ṋ̷͠t̶̬̄ ̵̲̈́p̷̙͛e̵̲͋r̴̯͒m̸̼͑a̸̮̍n̶̥̑e̸͔̒n̶̻͗t̷̬͝,̸̼̆ ̷̹͊ȋ̵̬f̶͔̎ ̷̤͒y̴̢͊o̷̢̽u̸̫͑ ̶͕̀ẅ̷̦́i̸͚̕s̵͈̔h̶̤͋.̶̩̋"

    Each word sent a stab of pain through her head, each one worse than the last.

    "I̶̞̚ ̵͓̈́ȁ̴̙ṁ̴͎ ̴̡̔n̷̢͒ọ̷̋t̸̺͝ ̷̻̇y̷̡̚o̸̭͐ṳ̵̈́ṟ̵͗ ̶̬͂e̸̳̿n̴̥̓e̷͓̋m̷̞͝y̶̯͠,̸̰͒ ̷̰̓M̶̺̿o̶̪̔n̴̮̚i̷̺͂k̴̞̅a̴͍͒.̶̝́ ̶͓̚I̸͓͌ ̶̨͊d̴̫̾i̸̮͛d̷̡̿ ̷̨͝n̴̙̈ò̴͔ţ̷͂ ̸̟̈́a̷̳̽s̵͇͗k̶̝͠ ̸͈͠t̵͕͋o̶̮̚ ̴͕̈b̶̛͇e̶̲͌c̴̢̊ò̵͎m̷̹͂e̸͈̍.̵͎̂.̶͎̌.̶͖̅t̷̨̃h̵̢̍̚i̷̮̒̾s̸̱̐͜."

    Then, just as it started it was over, her body returned to her control. She shuddered as she fell to the floor, hugging her legs to her body. Silence reigned in the basement, interrupted only by the occasional sob.



    It took a while for Monika to recompose herself enough to continue her work. She wanted nothing more than to stay curled up and tell everything to go fuck itself, but her self-preservation won over.

    The walls needed to be repaired.



    DC: 10
    1d20+3 = 3+3 = 6
    Woodcutting, LV 7 (3/35)->(9/35)
    [12:00 pm] - [01:00 pm] (Seeking Saplings)

    Having Natsuki -- the wolf -- around was a godsend for Monika's stability. She kept her grounded, even after... well. Maybe she could've chosen a name that didn't remind her of her past mistakes, but it felt fitting for the spirited animal.

    Unfortunately, it seemed like things wouldn't go her way this time. She wanted to gather some saplings to make a plantation within her walls, but couldn't find any.

    She did find a little bit of wood though, so it wasn't a completely wasted trip.



    [01:00 pm] - [02:00 pm] (Tree farm)

    Without the saplings there wasn't going to be any 'tree farming', as it were, but at least she could take the time to prepare a plot of land for it.

    Terraforming was quite the boring experience, who would've guessed that.



    DC: 13
    1d20+3 = 19+3 = 22
    1d20+3 = 19+3 = 22
    Mining, LV 7 (23/35)->(67/35)->LV 8 (32/40)
    [02:00 pm] - [04:00 pm] (Searching for Magma)

    "I'm digging a hole, dig, dig, digging a hole~" Monika sung to herself. Something told her that her singing wasn't quite right, but it wasn't like there was anyone deep underground who could judge her.

    System had been very quiet since the whole 'possession' episode. Honestly, she was glad for it. She didn't want to deal with the AI after what happened.

    Pushing it out of her mind seemed to work, so as long as she didn't think about it she would be fine. She needed to be strong.

    And by being strong she got lucky, as she broke into a new set of caves. This cave held a massive lake of lava inside it, and so many minerals.

    It took several trips to bring all the materials she'd collected, but it was definitely worth the effort.



    DC: N/A
    1d20 = 9
    1d20 = 8
    Red-Engineering, LV 1 (0/5)->(17/5)->LV 3 (2/15)
    [04:00 pm] - [06:00 pm] (Engineering time)

    The Player had mentioned something about redstone being useful back when they were still around... might as well figure it out.

    The basic gist of it didn't seem too hard, after all it functioned similarly to circuits. Now, Monika was no engineer or anything of the sort, but she had read up at some point on how basic circuitry and logic gates functioned... out of boredom. Maybe if she'd known that she was in a computer at the time she might've pain more attention.

    Regardless, she did recall a few things and after some fiddling with trails of redstone, torches, and repeaters, she managed to get it down. Not to any degree of mastery, but it was good enough to be serviceable.

    Now her brain hurt.



    DC: 15
    1d20 = 8
    DC: 14
    1d20 = 12
    Failure (for now). DC next attempt: 13
    [06:00 pm] - [nighttime] (Pupper time)

    "You know Natsuki, sometimes I feel like everything has it out for me," Monika said to the wolf as she pet it. "It's always one thing after the other, breaking my things, breaking my body, trying to break my mind even!"

    Natsuki huffed.

    "I knew you were on my side."

    Picking up a stick, Monika held it out to the wolf. "Wanna play, girl?"

    The wolf sniffed at the stick a few times, and taking it as a confirmation Monika threw the stick away.

    "Fetch!"

    Natsuki didn't move, simply looking at her.

    "I guess we'll need to work on this."



    1d20+5-2 = 6+5-2 = 9
    Wall integrity: 85/100 -75 = 10/100
    -10% Wool
    -3% String
    -2+1 = -1% Mana Crystals
    +12-10 = +2% Food
    -25+6 = -19% Wood
    -20+22+22 = +24% Stone
    +23% Coal
    +19% Iron
    +8% Gold
    +7% Redstone
    +4% Lapis
    +6% Diamond

    Next rank: 13/14
    Collect 100% Stone (80/100, +10 Mining EXP)

    Well, uh. I'm a bit late. Ignore it please, I've seen some bullshit the last few days. Now, even the System is being a right cunt. Wonder why.

    12 hours, as usual.

    -[ ][Resources] Mining (1 hour, repeatable)
    --[ ][Mining -> Search] Diamond (DC 15)
    --[ ][Mining -> Search] Redstone (DC 12)
    --[ ][Mining -> Search] Lapis (DC 13)
    --[ ][Mining -> Search] Write-in (DC whatever I think is appropriate)

    -[ ][Resources] Forest (1 hour, repeatable)
    --[ ][Woodlands -> Gather] Seeds (assorted)(DC 5)
    --[ ][Woodlands -> Gather] Seeds (specific type)(DC 10)
    --[ ][Woodlands -> Gather] Saplings (DC 10)
    --[ ][Woodlands -> Search] Write-in (DC: see the other Write-in)

    -[ ][Resources] Scavenge (2 hours)
    --[ ][Scavenge -> Search] North (Dense oak and birch forest, DC 10)
    --[ ][Scavenge -> Search] South (Plains and mountains, DC 8)
    --[ ][Scavenge -> Search] East (River and forest, DC 8)
    --[ ][Scavenge -> Search] West (Beyond the abandoned village, +1 hour, DC 12)

    -[ ][Resources] Hunt (1 hour, repeatable)
    --[ ][Hunt] Animals (DC 6, evening DC 10)
    --[ ][Hunt] Mobs (DC 8, only in the evening)
    ---[ ][Hunt -> Mobs] Spider (DC 12)
    ---[ ][Hunt -> Mobs] Zombie (DC 10)
    ---[ ][Hunt -> Mobs] Skeleton (DC 12)
    ---[ ][Hunt -> Mobs] Creeper (DC 14)
    ---[ ][Hunt -> Mobs] Write-in (DC we'll see)

    -[ ][Training] (1 hour, repeatable)
    --[ ][Training] Melee
    --[ ][Training] Acrobatics
    --[ ][Training] Archery
    --[ ][Training] Magic
    --[ ][Training] Farming
    --[ ][Training] Red-Engineering
    --[ ][Training] Attempt new skill (Write-in)

    -[ ][Other] Build something (Write-in, refer to status threadmark)
    --[ ][Wall] Fix (1 hour, repeatable, repairs 20%)
    -[ ][Other] Something else entirely (Write-in)
     
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  7. Ryan Lozano

    Ryan Lozano Versed in the lewd.

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    We need to rebuild the wall
     
  8. Mystic_Spider

    Mystic_Spider All Parts are Practical, Really!

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    I don't think it's going to survive the next night either way.

    Got diamonds, might want to upgrade gear.

    [X]Montage
    -[X][Other] Build something
    --[X]Training field: Simple (Gives +2 EXP to Melee, Archery, Acrobatics rolls) [10% Wood, 5% Wool, 1 hour, one Space]
    --[X]Armor: Chestplate, Diamond [No time cost, 4% Diamond]
    --[X]Armor: Leggings, Diamond [No time cost, 4% Diamond]
    --[X]Saber: Diamond [No time cost, 5% Diamond]
    --[X]Mace: Iron [No time cost, 5% Iron]
    --[X]Armor: Boots, Iron [No time cost, 2% Iron]

    -[X][Resources] Forest (1 hour, repeatable)
    --[X][Woodlands -> Gather] Saplings (DC 10)
    --[X][Woodlands -> Gather] Saplings (DC 10)

    -[X][Resources] Mining (1 hour, repeatable)
    --[X][Mining -> Search] Diamond (DC 15)
    --[X][Mining -> Search] Stone

    -[X][Training] (1 hour, repeatable)
    --[X][Training] Melee
    --[X][Training] Melee
    --[X][Training] Melee
    --[X][Training] Melee
    --[X][Training] Acrobatics
    --[X][Training] Acrobatics
    --[X][Training] Acrobatics
     
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  9. zebrin

    zebrin Chopping trees down, and making elves cry.

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    [X] Build that wall until it's done.
    -[X][Other] Build something
    --[X] Repair wall * 4
    --[X] Build Traps: Simple (Gives +2 to Night rolls, 1d4(1) chance to break) [3 hours, 15% Redstone, Requires Red-Engineering LV 2]
    --[X]Armor: Chestplate, Diamond [No time cost, 4% Diamond]
    --[X]Armor: Leggings, Diamond [No time cost, 4% Diamond]
    --[X]Saber: Diamond [No time cost, 5% Diamond]
    --[X]Mace: Iron [No time cost, 5% Iron]
    --[X]Armor: Boots, Iron [No time cost, 2% Iron]
    -[X][Resources] Forest (1 hour, repeatable)
    --[X][Woodlands -> Gather] Saplings (DC 10)
    -[X][Resources] Mining (1 hour, repeatable)
    --[X][Mining -> Search] Diamond (DC 15)
    -[X][Training] (1 hour, repeatable)
    --[X][Training] Magic *2
    --[X][Training] Natsuki Fetch

    Pretty simple here. Getting better wall rolls is always nice, as it means less damage to fix later, which means a bit of time spent now, will mean less time spent later. The upgrade to equipment is pretty important as well. And speaking of equipment, we have the mana to actually train magic now, so might as well see what it can do, and just how bad/good 20 mana actually is. Aside from that, finding saplings and some diamonds seems like a good use of our time.

    As it stands, it will take 5 hours to fully repair our wall. Sadly, last night was a really really bad night for it. 75% damage, honestly. Good thing we repaired when we did, or we would have had another wall breach. Right now, it is barely standing! And probably more hole than wall. Maybe the traps will provide some passive mob materials too.

    Either way, here is my plan. Hopefully with the traps, we won't have a 3-6 hour times sink every day on our walls... Maybe even get some mob drops from said traps killing hostile monsters!
     
  10. Alien-Kun

    Alien-Kun See this guy? This is Dumb. Don't be like Dumb.

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    In fact yes, the traps do provide some monster materials. I'll be setting up a loot table for it, so now each nightly roll with be composed of the wall's damage, the traps' chances to break (there's a perk that makes this less likely btw), and the drops obtained by said mobs. Well, if we do end up making the traps that is.
     
  11. mugnter

    mugnter Making the rounds.

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    [X] Build that wall until it's done.
     
  12. firefall

    firefall I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    [X] Build that wall until it's done.

    Oof, that wall roll. And the system being unpleasant. Odd. Glad we got red engineering if the walls are gonna be taking that kind of damage, need to get those traps up pronto. Gear upgrade is a good idea too, hopefully if we do have a breach we don't need to have it be quite such a close called anime death battle lol.
     
  13. Alien-Kun

    Alien-Kun See this guy? This is Dumb. Don't be like Dumb.

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    There's a reason behind what I write, don't worry. Compared to what I used to do, now I'm not so much flying by the seat of my pants so much as playing chess while blindfolded. There's a plan behind what I do, but I'll get blindsided by you guys a lot.
     
  14. Index: Day 12, part 1
    Alien-Kun

    Alien-Kun See this guy? This is Dumb. Don't be like Dumb.

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    [X] Build that wall until it's done.
    -[X][Other] Build something
    --[X] Repair wall * 4 (+80%)
    --[X] Build Traps: Simple (Gives +2 to Night rolls, 1d4(1) chance to break) [3 hours, 15% Redstone, Requires Red-Engineering LV 2]
    --[X]Armor: Chestplate, Diamond [No time cost, 4% Diamond]
    --[X]Armor: Leggings, Diamond [No time cost, 4% Diamond]
    --[X]Saber: Diamond [No time cost, 5% Diamond]
    --[X]Mace: Iron [No time cost, 5% Iron]
    --[X]Armor: Boots, Iron [No time cost, 2% Iron]
    -[X][Resources] Forest (1 hour, repeatable)
    --[X][Woodlands -> Gather] Saplings (DC 10)
    -[X][Resources] Mining (1 hour, repeatable)
    --[X][Mining -> Search] Diamond (DC 15)
    -[X][Training] (1 hour, repeatable)
    --[X][Training] Magic *2
    --[X][Training] Natsuki Fetch


    Does something happen?
    1d20: 3 (Hoo boy.)
    [08:00 am] - [03:00 pm]

    The wall was in shambles. Again.

    Not only had she spent hours yesterday fixing it, but now she was supposed to do it all over again? Oh, screw that.

    "Fine, you wanna play? Let's see how you like this," Monika grumbled, pulling up her sleeves and getting ready for another round of fixing the damn walls.

    Progress went by slowly as she first patched up the holes and cracks in the stone. Thankfully placing the blocks in the inventory fixed them, so it wasn't a strain on her materials. The work was monotonous, to the point where she let her hands work on their own as she zoned out.

    "I found some lava, now the question is how to turn it into obsidian? It's an igneous rock, which means it's cooled lava..." She scoffed. "It's probably as simple as throwing a bucket of water on the lava. This stupid world and its stupid cartoonish logic."

    It took her a moment to realize that she didn't have anything in her hands.

    She gazed at her hands, blinking slowly. She hadn't placed the block, nor did she put it in the inventory, so where had it gone to?

    The low, reverbering grumble coming from behind her gave her a hint.

    Turning around, she found herself staring at a pitch-black body. The being before her was humanoid, but loosely so. It had massive, spindly limbs attached to an emaciated torso with far too many ribs. Just looking at it made her nauseous, worse than the zombies.

    She couldn't see its face -- if it had one -- as it was holding up a block of stone with is clawed fingers, twisting it this way and that in apparent interest. It kept rumbling and warbling as it studied the block, completely ignoring Monika.

    From what she could tell, this monster was almost twice her height. But hey, it wasn't really caring about her, so maybe it wasn't aggressive?

    She hazarded a peek at the Mobpedia, hoping to glean any useful information from it.

    Enderman - Killed: 0
    Threat: 5/10 (uninterested); 10/10 (enraged)
    Food: ???
    Drops: ? (kill 1)
    Weakness: ? (kill 5)
    Resistance: ? (kill 10)
    Origin: ? (kill 25)
    ???: ? (???)
    System's notes: Don't look at its face.


    There was a small flare of anger when she read System's name there, but it was overshadowed by dread. A constant presence, now that she thought about it.

    Was... was looking at its face what turned an 'enderman' from calm to raging? And why was it classified as a ten on the threat scale? Didn't it make more sense for that to be reserved to, uh... a dragon?

    Not that it changed anything in the end. There was a monster here, allegedly a very dangerous one, and it had stolen one of her blocks. It wasn't a big deal, she couldn't care less, but what if it kept coming back?

    Her mind was running a mile a minute, but all froze when she felt a burst of cold air over her head. It was close. She could discern the faint smell of ozone lingering on the enderman. She felt its gaze on her, an intensity she had felt only when looking through the 'gap' in reality when she'd become aware of the script.

    Whatever this being was, there was something otherworldly about it, painfully visible in every detail. Even now, she kept finding new details as she did her utmost to not meet its gaze. There were small violet sparks emanating from its skin, flitting around the both of them like grains of sand in a storm.

    It wasn't leaving her alone. What was she supposed to do?

    {Choice at the end}



    That encounter shook something within Monika harder than anything before. The enderman was terrifying to witness, and the dragon was supposedly even worse than that! There was no way in hell she could deal with either of those as she was.

    Upgrades were in order.

    The diamonds in her chests had been gathering dust so far, but it was time to put them to work. Her iron chestplate was set aside for a new diamond plate, and the same went for her leggings and saber. The mace was now iron, and she was sporting a matching set of greaves.

    The old iron helmet she'd found in the abandoned smithy was still on her head, ironically enough.

    Admittedly, her arms felt a bit bare.

    Her gaze lingered on Tenaci Dei, still stuck in her inventory. Maybe... maybe it was about time to put them on.

    Slipping the gauntlets on, she was surprised to find them fitting perfectly to her arms, just like... well, a pair of gloves. Tailor-made gloves, not the shop-bought ones.

    "I'm losing my knack for poetry, aren't I?" Monika's chuckle grew into a belly laugh. "Look at me! I've been here for two weeks, and I'm already turning into a dumb barbarian!"

    Natsuki gave a soft whine, tilting her head.

    She hadn't even been aware that the wolf had been looking. Normally she was off lazing in the sun unless Monika brought her anywhere.

    Monika's laugh petered off back into a chuckle as she pet the wolf's head. "Don't worry girl, it's nothing."



    Gathering Saplings, DC 10
    1d20+3 = 19+3 = 22
    [03:00 pm] - [04:00 pm]

    The trees and their leaves made for great targets to practice with Tenaci Dei. Their telekinesis was quite intuitive: all she had to do was imagine picking up something with her hands, even at a distance, and she would be able to do so.

    Unfortunately, ripping trees out of the ground seemed to be something she couldn't quite do. She could break logs with her bare hands without problems, but when it came to lifting, real logic reasserted itself and the wood weighted... well, she wasn't sure, but even one block was apparently heavier than two hundred kilos.

    Well, now she felt swindled.

    At least she could do the 'floating sword' trick, and force leaf blocks to break even at a distance.

    Today's haul was rather large: it was probably the last time she would have to wander around the forest, with all the saplings she'd found.

    Woodcutting, LV 7 (9/35)
    +19 EXP
    Woodcutting, LV 7 (28/35)


    Searching Diamonds (DC 15)
    1d20+3 = 1 (Ah. Crap.)
    [04:00 pm] - [05:00 pm]

    Everyone could have bad days, right?

    The same should hold true, where everyone could have good days, no?

    Then why did it feel like she was only having the bad ones?

    While mining, she'd broken straight into a room with some kind of metallic contraption. It looked like a cage, with flames inside.

    She couldn't get a good look at it, what with the horde of zombies that populated the room, packed like sardines. And of course, as soon as she had made the smallest opening, each and every single zombie burst into a frenzy, scrambling over each other for a chance to reach her.

    Hastily blocking the wall, Monika hoped that it would hold.

    A thump.

    Two thumps.

    More and more, the zombies attempted to crash through the blockade. And she could see cracks begin to form all over it.

    "...Fuck."

    {Choice at the end}
    Mining, LV 8 (32/40)
    +1 EXP
    Mining, LV 8 (33/40)


    Magic training, no DC
    1d20 = 9
    1d20 = 12
    [05:00 pm] - [07:00 pm]

    "Mana?" She glanced at the Status screen, displaying a full gauge of MP. "Check. Magic focus?" She glanced at the tome. "Check. Spell?"

    "...Not check," She huffed.

    Maybe it was about time to fix that little issue. The tome was rife with possible spells, the only issue was figuring out what she wanted. Basic spells had only two components, so she could get it done easily. The issue was which ones to use.

    {Choice at the end}
    Magic, LV 1 (0/5)
    +21 EXP
    Magic, LV 3 (6/15)


    Pupper Training, DC 13
    1d20 = 8
    Failure, next attempt DC 12
    [07:00 pm] - [08:00 pm]

    "Go Natsuki, get the stick!"

    The wolf looked at where the stick had landed, then back at Monika.

    "Yeah, that's it. Go get the stick, c'mon."

    Natsuki lounged on her lap.

    "...What am I doing wrong?"



    +44% Wood
    +10% Saplings
    +1 Mana Crystal
    +2% Food
    -5-4-4 (13%) Diamond
    -5% Iron
    -15% Restone

    +2 Tier Points!
    13/14 -> 1/20
    Tier up!

    Endermen seem a bit more dangerous than Minecraft makes them out to be. And so are spawners. And we finally get our first spell, joy. Your choice what it'll be, though. Also note, the components are more important than the ending spell as they will be reused to create other spells.

    -[ ][Tall boye] Wait this out, maybe it'll get bored and leave?
    -[ ][Tall boye] Preemptive strike! Its drops might be useful.
    -[ ][Tall boye] ...Maybe you could offer it something? It seemed to like that block. (In which case, what will you give? Monika happens to have a few random items in her inventory, so feel free to suggest whatever so long as it isn't absurd)

    -[ ][Zombie Wave] Keep barricading, hopefully it'll keep them at bay.
    -[ ][Zombie Wave] Prepare an ambush, you have the field advantage.
    -[ ][Zombie Wave] Run away.

    -[ ][First magic] Touch + Break (Dig: add +1 to mining rolls equal to MP spent)
    -[ ][First magic] Projectile + Harm (Pain Bolt: Deals 2 Damage per MP spent to a single enemy, ignoring enemy rolls or armor)
    -[ ][First magic] Self + Speed (Lesser Haste: Burn 5 MP to gain an extra Hour in the day)

    Remember that you recover 1 MP every hour. The daily plans from now on will also give the option to cast spells during certain actions, when applicable.

    Tier up! You have 1 Perk Point.
    -[ ][Mining] Nightvision LV 1 -> 2
    -[ ][Mining] New Perk
    -[ ][Woodcutting] New Perk
    -[ ][Farming] New Perk
    -[ ][Melee] Armswoman LV 1 -> 2
    -[ ][Melee] New Perk
    -[ ][Acrobatics] Nimble LV 1 -> 2
    -[ ][Acrobatics] Unhindered LV 1 -> 2
    -[ ][Acrobatics] New Perk
    -[ ][Archery] New Perk
    -[ ][Magic] New Perk
    -[ ][Red-Engineering] New Perk
     
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  15. Dragonriderjh

    Dragonriderjh ******** of Doom

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    -[X][Tall boye] ...Maybe you could offer it something? It seemed to like that block. (In which case, what will you give? Monika happens to have a few random items in her inventory, so feel free to suggest whatever so long as it isn't absurd)
    --[X] Offer it/them a Block of Clay.

    My first thought was to try a flower, but that seems more like an Iron Golem thing. My second thought was to try a pumpkin, but as a food item I'd think it would have been mentioned if we had found any. I settled on Clay, as that should be common for us, but nigh impossible for an Enderman to get.

    -[X][Zombie Wave] Run away.
    --[X] Add one last barricade, then run.
    ---[X] Try to make a note of where the room with the magic cage was, so you can come back to it when you're better prepared.

    Barricading would just slowly expand the room AND give the Spawner more time to work, and Ambush or no I don't think we can kill them all before the Spawner makes new ones. So we add one more layer of blocks because that would take seconds on our parts, and then make a break for it. We should come back for it later, though. Even ignoring the chest loot, the Spawner is extremely valuable.



    Not sure which Spell to get. They all seem pretty good. I will point out, though, that we don't really need a weak projectile spell when we have TK swords.

    Also not sure about which Perk to get. Maybe Magic or Redstone?
     
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  16. Alien-Kun

    Alien-Kun See this guy? This is Dumb. Don't be like Dumb.

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    Oh, and since I forgot to mention: attacking using telekinesis would use our Magic bonus (of which there is none for now) rather than our Melee bonus (of which there is, again, none) to hit. Our sword deals the same damage, though.

    Who knows, maybe later on Tenaci Dei will get better? Hell yes it will.
     
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  17. firefall

    firefall I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    [X] Glass Shattering
    -[X][Tall boye] ...Maybe you could offer it something? It seemed to like that block. (In which case, what will you give? Monika happens to have a few random items in her inventory, so feel free to suggest whatever so long as it isn't absurd)
    --[X] Offer it a block of glass
    -[X][Zombie Wave] Run away.
    --[X] Add one last barricade, then run.
    ---[X] Try to make a note of where the room with the magic cage was, so you can come back to it when you're better prepared.
    -[X][First magic] Touch + Break (Dig: add +1 to mining rolls equal to MP spent)
    -[X][Magic] New Perk

    As much as I'd like to be able to smite the next elite enemy we run into with a storm of magical might, these words are probably more useful for other spells down the line, and being able to just shatter our way through a bunch of material with a touch is a decent emergency button to have if we need to gtfo from something. Honestly, kinda curious what peaceful interaction with an enderman might entail as long as we avoid looking at it. SlendyXMonika otp :p. If this was in the other part of the forum lol... And, I wanna see what a magic perk gives us.
     
  18. Alien-Kun

    Alien-Kun See this guy? This is Dumb. Don't be like Dumb.

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    I considered moving this thread at one point, not going to lie. All my other works are in the NSFW section for a reason.

    But, until I have an actual reason for doing the jump, I won't.
     
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  19. zebrin

    zebrin Chopping trees down, and making elves cry.

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    ...Monika has a lava bucket on her, right? Maybe she could put a block in the way as like a half barricade, then put the lava between the first barricade and the second? I am sure that the zombie will have all sorts of fun walking through that!

    And I am so tempted to have Monika cram a pumpkin on her head, start screaming, and charge the enderman. But that would be totally metagaming, even if it would be funny.
     
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  20. JmonsterNEO

    JmonsterNEO Getting out there.

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    -[X][Tall boye] ...Maybe you could offer it something? It seemed to like that block. (In which case, what will you give? Monika happens to have a few random items in her inventory, so feel free to suggest whatever so long as it isn't absurd)
    --[X] A flower.
     
  21. Alien-Kun

    Alien-Kun See this guy? This is Dumb. Don't be like Dumb.

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    1) she actually hasn't thought about bucketing up lava, since y'know, it's lava. She's in for a surprise though.

    2) We still haven't found any pumpkins. This woul've been a notable find.
     
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    Alien-Kun See this guy? This is Dumb. Don't be like Dumb.

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    What is it with people and voting only partially? You do realize you're supposed to vote an option for each category?
     
  23. zebrin

    zebrin Chopping trees down, and making elves cry.

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    -[X][Tall boye] ...Maybe you could offer it something? It seemed to like that block. (In which case, what will you give? Monika happens to have a few random items in her inventory, so feel free to suggest whatever so long as it isn't absurd)--[X] Offer it/them a Block of Clay.

    -[X][Zombie Wave] Run away.
    --[X] Add one last barricade, then run
    ---[X] Try to make a note of where the room with the magic cage was, so you can come back to it when you're better prepared.

    -[X][First magic] Self + Speed (Lesser Haste: Burn 5 MP to gain an extra Hour in the day)

    -[X][Red-Engineering] New Perk
     
  24. Dormouse

    Dormouse Getting sticky.

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    [X] Plan Magic Woman
    -[X][Tall boye] Wait this out, maybe it'll get bored and leave?
    -[X][Zombie Wave] Prepare an ambush, you have the field advantage.
    -[X][First magic] Self + Speed (Lesser Haste: Burn 5 MP to gain an extra Hour in the day)
    -[X][Magic] New Perk

    We aren't set up to fight an enderman at that point in the day. On the other hand, a bunch of zombies in single file seems easy to endlessly hack at, and great melee experience. We're always going to find more hours in the day useful and self+speed are great modifiers for buffs of all kinds. The magic perk is picked just to be thematic.
     
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