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    442 KB Bloodquest 19- Let's Try This Again StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/25/10(Tue)20:58 No.10056322  
    Archives- http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=bloodquest

    Arkham's jet is indeed an impressive construction, plush interior, sleek-looking engines and what appears to be a VTOL system. You are directed to the forward cabin, while the rest of your team remains in the rear. There is no one on board except for the pilot, co-pilot, and yourselves, though the cabin of the plane is well-stocked with food and beverages. A flatscreen television is on wall, most likely to facilitate airborne video-conferencing.
    "Well," Arkham says, pouring two snifters of cognac and pushing one of them towards you. "You have questions. I suspect I have answers."

    >What do? Hopefully this session won't get fucking ruined by computer bullshit. I purged the shit out of the unclean, and everything seems to be running smoothly...
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/25/10(Tue)21:05 No.10056446

    | Helen Tanner: 1 M4A1 Carbine with Grenade Launcher, 1 9mm Handgun (Artifact - Infinite Ammo), 1 Butterfly Knife, 1 Cowboy Hat (Artifact - Transparency) tied around the neck, 1 Backpack (containing 1 Local Map [Artifact - Local Topography], 1 pair of Nightvision Goggles, 1 Cell Phone, 1 Flashdrive of 54's Arkham Data, 1 Lead Box holding Carcenogenic Sunglasses [Artifact - Ghost Vision], 1 Tuning Fork [Artifact - Absorption?], 1 dose of Panacea [Artifact - Cure-All], a notebook containing 33's notes, and various forms of non-perishable foods), and 1 Lighter (Artifact - Hallucinogenic).
    | Devon Brody: 1 M1903 Springfield Bolt-Action Rifle, 1 set of Flash Cards with Pen, 1 Water Bottle (Artifact - Unlimited Water).
    | Clara: Carbine 1 M4A1 Carbine, 1 SPAS-12 Combat Shotgun, 1 Nazi-Engraved Letter Opener (Artifact - Hitler-Related Nightmares),
    | Cilian Creed: 1 M4A1 Carbine
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/25/10(Tue)21:10 No.10056534
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    >> Shas'o R'myr !!TZikiEEr0tg 05/25/10(Tue)21:12 No.10056560

    They're all getting ready for Deadliest Warrior in an hour.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)21:12 No.10056561
    Ask about freaky space polyhedron being in 13's house, ask about anything fitting the description of Brody's sweetheart, ask if he's got any knowledge of project (keygate?) than Dr. whatever did.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/25/10(Tue)21:27 No.10056797
    "When I was in Kansas, I found some sort of strange hedrons. Dr. Okuniewicz said they attract the entities?"
    "Yes, that's right. We discovered the hedrons in a temple in the Himalayas over thirty years ago. It took significant scientific advancement before we were able to put them to any sort of...well, i won't say "good" use, given the outcome, but...productive?"

    "Brody said he had a wife, or a girlfriend, or something, back in World War I. What happened to her?"
    "She died of breast cancer in the late 50's, maybe early 60's. When Brody was discharged from the military she had him committed to an institution, said he was babbling, deranged. We realized the truth soon enough, but we could never tell her, of course."
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)21:27 No.10056810
    Retrieve arms from beneath aircraft seat cushion.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)21:30 No.10056861
    Just straight up ask what his best idea for getting rid of 13 is. No reason to bother with small talk. We can sue the fucker for damages once the world isn't ending.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)21:31 No.10056874

    You've already got arms AND pseudopods, sugartits.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)21:31 No.10056882
    Fuck this, I'm sleeping. Archive it and I'll read it later.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)21:32 No.10056903
    BLOODQUEST FUCK YEAR!~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/25/10(Tue)21:45 No.10057143
    "Well, let's get to the bottom line," you ask. "What's your idea for getting rid of the monster you created? How do we destroy 13?"
    Arkham sits back, taking a sip of cognac. "Not a cognac drinker?" he asks, then waves off his own question. "Never mind that. I must confess I'm a bit at a loss about what to do about 13. I've been occupying the public with our dealings with the other Subjects, those more vulnerable to conventional methods of containment. I suspect that you, with your...tentative kinship via the Key/Gate project, may hold some sort of key to banishing the cosmic sentience, but Arkham is unfortunately in the dark about the hows and the whys." He takes a deep breath. "Of course, if you were willing to undergo some clinical trials..."
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)21:46 No.10057167
    "Or I can kill you here and now for even daring to mention that."
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/25/10(Tue)21:47 No.10057204
    Arkham is quick to nod. "Of course, of course, I understand your position. You must understand, we're flying in the dark here, a bit at a loss for how to defeat the monster of our own creation."
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)21:49 No.10057227
    "Look - I've been wondering. How did you ever get the idea or the means to start something this big? Its almost impossible that some regular average joe could create something like this and keep it hidden for so long. So tell me... What's your ability?"
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)21:49 No.10057234

    Shoot him the nastiest look you can manage without looking fully psychotic.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)21:51 No.10057279
    Don't speak. Just give him the evil eye. The Evilest eye.

    If needed, get garfield in on the evil eye-ing. Solid blood-coated eyes.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)21:54 No.10057311

    Ask about the nature of the entity implanted into our body (Garfield), and how similar it is to the one implanted in 13. Garfield is probably the only reason 13 wasn't able to outright kill us and had to send us into the future in Kansas instead.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)21:57 No.10057359
    Ask HOW the entities were implanted into the host body. Maybe there's a way to pull the thing out of 13's body the reverse of the way it went in.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/25/10(Tue)21:58 No.10057387
    "Look - I've been wondering. How did you ever get the idea or the means to start something this big? Its almost impossible that some regular average joe could create something like this and keep it hidden for so long. So tell me... What's your ability?"

    Arkham quirks an eyebrow at your question, smiling.
    "Probing; a bit off topic, but a very good question, I like the way you think, young lady. My family was one of the first to settle in the New England area, and their money came with them from England. As the colonies and then the country grew around them, they...invested wisely, and so money was never scarce. And money begets money, as I'm sure you are aware, so by the time I got out of the War, my grandchildren would never have wanted. But I craved more than the security of my children. I encountered...things, in Europe, that made me realize the truly fragile nature of our civilization. I was not the only one. I agreed to match the government's initial funding, squirreled away as an earmark on some defense budget somewhere, and established Arkham."

    "The first subject we captured is dead now, a woman whose kiss putrefied living flesh. Then we found Ramiel in the Canadian wilderness. That was all the proof the government needed, and Arkham became an officially unofficial subsidy."
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)21:58 No.10057391
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)22:00 No.10057425
    "Ramiel... he has a sword that speaks to him - the Prime Shard or something like that. He is cooperating with me believing that he is an angel of god or something like that. You've studied him I'm sure - is he immortal or something? Because he's incredibly fast."
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/25/10(Tue)22:01 No.10057448
    "What about the entity implanted into my body? How similar is it to the one in 13?"

    "Well, I guess you could say they're the same species, though that word has little meaning when applied to something so physiologically alien."

    "Did that have something to do with why 13 didn't kill me outright? I mean I was inches away from her."
    "I suspect that was as much luck as anything else. The cosmic sentience may only have barely realized it was being attacked, and when it retaliated it did so in a nature both destructive and directionless. Your usefulness as a participant in the Key/Gate project ended because your ego supplanted the sentience attracted to you and nullified it completely. Yes, yes," he says, raising his hand. "I am aware of the one you call 'Garfield.' But there's nothing suggesting that's not merely a creation of your own mind."
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)22:05 No.10057527
    Waggle a tentacle at him.
    "He speaks to me. Talks to me. I'm not crazy. If anything, you drove me to that breaking point. I overcame your little god because if I hadn't, I would have broken. That shell that 13 inhabits was broken into pieces - her mind shattered. Don't judge my sanity when you have a senseless being of destruction with no conscience walking around turning California into dust."
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/25/10(Tue)22:08 No.10057587
    "He speaks to me. Talks to me. I'm not crazy. If anything, you drove me to that breaking point. I overcame your little god because if I hadn't, I would have broken. That shell that 13 inhabits was broken into pieces - her mind shattered. Don't judge my sanity when you have a senseless being of destruction with no conscience walking around turning California into dust."

    "I'm not saying that your complaints are not valid. You are saner than 13, certainly, because you have some part of a human mind remaining. But we were able to detect no fragment of extrastellar intelligence in you, and you certainly exhibit almost none of the tremendous power such a merger would truly wield. Neither you nor 13 nor those whose lives were claimed represented the eventual end I envisioned. I realize now perhaps my reach was overlong, I sought to accomplish too much in the name of mankind's betterment. Brings to mind old adages about playing with fire and whatnot," he muses, sipping his cognac.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)22:09 No.10057614
    "I can assure you Garfield is NOT a figment of my imagination. He has knowledge of things that I have no way of knowing."

    inb4 epic boss battle with 13 in which we realize our true power of Garfield
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)22:11 No.10057661
    "What method did you use to merge these... otherworldly beings with humans? HOW did I and 13 and all the others you murdered in the name of your fucked up science end up with this thing inside?"
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)22:15 No.10057741
    So, i don't really have anything to add yet, but cool. Um, anyone have any questions for the spooky rich man?
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)22:16 No.10057757
    "Mankind's benefit? Tell me, what did we benefit by becoming your little playthings? Hmmm? Did you simply think that the ends justified the means and that our little lives meant nothing when compared to the 'big picture'? You sit there, sipping your fucking wine and tell me that "Oops, we made a mistake, oh no!" and that will make everything better?"

    "I could have lived a full life, a happy one! And you... fuck you... I should kill you!"
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)22:17 No.10057788
    Ask him if he wants to have any living scientists have a go at all the fancy bloodrunes garfield can spray all over the walls. That really hasn't come up in a while. It's pretty clearly freaky and alien in origin, and it's a lot safer to study than anything else having to do with the cosmic powers. As far as we know, anyway.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)22:19 No.10057832

    Garfield a figment of our psyche? PFFFT, eldritch writing says otherwise!
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/25/10(Tue)22:27 No.10057977
    "Mankind's benefit? Tell me, what did we benefit by becoming your little playthings? Hmmm? Did you simply think that the ends justified the means and that our little lives meant nothing when compared to the 'big picture'? You sit there, sipping your fucking wine and tell me that "Oops, we made a mistake, oh no!" and that will make everything better?"

    "I -THINK- nothing!" Arkham shouts, his voice strained by effort. "It is the sanctuary of the directionless to sit and ask "why" of those who are WILLING to do what is necessary. I would not shed a tear if you had died, because had we succeeded, we could simply have brought you back to life, into a heaven of man's own creation. MAN'S OWN CREATION, do you understand that? I have personally locked the door on dozens of beings that would have ended the lives of thousands, and you have the AUDACITY to sit there and whine about what could have been your mundane life?!"
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)22:28 No.10057999
    I'm getting kinda tired of this douchebag, who else wants to eat him?
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)22:30 No.10058034
    NO, he wanted to do what was best for humanity. Misguided yes, but not deserving of anything but our pity.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)22:30 No.10058043
    "I have the audacity to wonder exactly how far any end can justify these means.

    Should we all escape *extinction*, i expect there will be many who share my concerns. Though, perhaps less... personally."
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)22:32 No.10058074

    Audacity? You fucked up, the world is quite possibly doomed, and I've been killing the things you locked away without a though out of fucking charity.

    You'll notice the doors you locked on those beings have been rather absent since 13 BLEW UP FLORIDA!
    >> Hazzard 05/25/10(Tue)22:33 No.10058088
    Tell him we want information on the things he's seen in his life. If that stuff was out there before arkham, we need to know what we might be up against. Also. I know bloodquest isngoing to be over in two weeks or so, but after bloodquest is over, could we get some sort of quest centered around 54s younger days, or maybe something about the things that arkham has fought?
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)22:33 No.10058091
    "Yes! Because the ENDS DO NOT justify the FUCKING MEANS! You took me, scared out of my mind, afraid, hurt - and tortured me. Ruined me. Gave me a life I didn't want. Resurrected into 'Mankind's Paradise'? Give me a fucking break. Get over yourself! We are man-fucking-kind - we are NOT gods. The only gods out there are those of destruction. Even you can see that."

    "Locked the door on people that COULD have killed thousands? You never gave us a CHANCE! NEVER! See what is happening? This insanity? It would have NEVER happened if you didn't start going around rounding up people that COULD have done things. Because you just gave them a reason to do those things. You stirred up the hornets nest. Hope you're happy."
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/25/10(Tue)22:33 No.10058104
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    Hey Guys.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/25/10(Tue)22:34 No.10058122
    "I have the audacity to wonder exactly how far any end can justify these means.

    Should we all escape *extinction*, i expect there will be many who share my concerns. Though, perhaps less... personally."

    "Such is the way of things," Arkham says with a sigh and a wave of his hand. "I gambled on humanity's ascension to godhood, and I lost. I will accept that as it comes. But in the meantime, I will clean up my own mess."
    "Subject 16, one Wilhem LaForce, is of particular interest to me. As scientific methods have failed to contain subject 13, I am hoping that he can be persuaded to turn his more supernatural talents to the task of eradicating the threat, though he was less than willing to negotiate the last time we met, which as you can imagine resulted in his length incarceration with Arkham."
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)22:36 No.10058151

    Not only do i have the audicity, i have also have the right. Every right. You sit there, drinking your fine drink, wearing your fine clothes, secure in your old money, talking of nobility and the need for sacrifice.

    If you want to pioneer mankinds transcendence, why not open up your own veins to the cosmic horror from beyond the veil?

    What is more noble, risking your own safe comfortable existance for what you believe in, or kidnapping little children to torture?

    When you served, your money may have made you an officer, but you are far from a leader. How many died under your command? Not enough, perhaps if more had, you would have had your fill before resorting to women and children.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)22:36 No.10058152

    Try the cognac? We're on a jet. It lands when it lands.
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/25/10(Tue)22:37 No.10058172
    "So you intend to renegotiate? What makes you thing he'll listen to anything you say?"
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)22:38 No.10058195
    Let's have a bit of cognac.
    Actually, let's see if Garfield likes cognac. And then, i guess, see if there's any artifacts that would help deal with 16.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)22:39 No.10058222
    "I half expected that you orchestrated our escape so that the whole world can view us as threats now. What promise do I have from you that I can live normally after all this is over? No shadows following me - no going back to a cell."
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)22:39 No.10058228
    We still need to see if we can make blood-wings. Several threads ago anon made a pretty good point about them.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)22:40 No.10058235
    Hey guys, I've been following this quest since the third thread, don't post much, but aren't we like, waaaay worse than Arkham? He imprisoned some dudes, we killed them. Like Radioactive guy, we didn't even talk to him, just pow, murder. I want in on Arkham, like, top ranking, third or fourth in command in. Being a bounty hunting, contract killer rubs me the wrong way, you want a super team? Let's Avengers this shit, next time we run into someone who can't help themselves like poor radioactive guy, we'll have the funding to make him a giant ass foot think lead suit or something, or hook him up to a generator or something
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)22:42 No.10058267
    I'm pretty sure Helen would rather see Arkham completely dismantled and discontinued.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)22:43 No.10058285

    While it's not more implausible than other shit going on, it's stylistically something that should come at the end of this, Sepulcritude style.

    Now that I think about it, the way we keep telling Helen to do it but she doesn't is kind of reminiscent of sepulcritude.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)22:43 No.10058298
    Radioactive man was running at us, killing us by literally cooking us to death. There was no other option except for dieing.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)22:44 No.10058305
    Oh. We should ask what cosmic horror numbers 1 through 10 are.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)22:45 No.10058318
    That would ruin any chances of this working out well. He is necessary for Arkham to function. Killing him would just result in our deaths at a later date and countless more innocents dieing.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/25/10(Tue)22:45 No.10058319
    "So you intend to renegotiate? What makes you thing he'll listen to anything you say?"
    "Oh, I will merely be liaising and supporting the Order of the Golden Dawn, an anti-occult society based in Europe. I have no doubt 16 would kill me if he saw me. He's...vengeful, megalomaniacal, and exceedingly powerful, but he's not evil in the strictest sense. Perhaps mustache-twirlingly so, but I feel he could be persuaded if it was made clear that the stakes are the human race itself."

    "What promise do I have from you that I can live normally after all this is over? No shadows following me - no going back to a cell."
    Arkham drains the cognac. "I would give you my word, but what would that mean to you?"
    "Not a whole lot," you say through clenched teeth.
    "The facts of the matter are, that you have demonstrated a remarkable amount of altruism and talent in the face of this tremendous catastrophe. You are not the sort of person I started Arkham to protect humanity from, and it's not like they're not aware of the paranormal anymore, so what reason would I have to keep you?"
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)22:45 No.10058320

    We kill them because they are *currently* fucking up whole cities. Even blasting radioactive man was basically in self defense, without the panacea we would have died even if we'd started running instead of shooting.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)22:45 No.10058329
    This. Simply this. After all we want to be prepared.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/25/10(Tue)22:46 No.10058342
    >Thanks for bearing with me while I try to type coherent answers to your TORRENT OF QUESTIONS. Sorry if yours is getting missed :(
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/25/10(Tue)22:48 No.10058378
    >'sall good bro. We all, well, I love expo-speak. Fuck everyone else if they don't.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/25/10(Tue)22:48 No.10058387
    "If 13 is, well, 13, what the hell does that say about Subjects 1 through 10?"
    "Helen, your aid in this matter is greatly appreciated but I am trying to maintain some kind of structure within my own organization. Subjects of that caliber are among the most classified; you can rest assured however, that none of the single-digit subjects are currently running amok. Those in our care are in safe custody, while there are a few others that are currently outside our...sphere of influence, but are nevertheless neutralized as threats."
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)22:50 No.10058405
    "yea well next time one of the people you imprisoned and tortured has to bail your sorry ass out maybe you'll share some info about what the next fuckup is going to be."
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)22:51 No.10058415
    "Yeah, fine. Just... if any of them are cthulhu, i'd rather know about it, you know, NOW."
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)22:52 No.10058431

    "That is both perfectly understandable and completely unreassuring"
    >> Hazzard 05/25/10(Tue)22:52 No.10058441

    "Look. Odds are we're going to get killed by this inheritor of Thull, or whatever he's calling himself. If we're even going to go into this, we need all the information we can get our hands on. Tell us about one through ten, or we're out of here."

    (C'mon stonerDM, we really want to know. Maybe have him tell us about six through ten, while keeping shut about one through five.)
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/25/10(Tue)22:54 No.10058472
    >If we never see them, what's the point? 13 is our Big Bad, none of those other assholes STOLE OUR HAT!
    >As much as I would love the data, of course.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)22:56 No.10058503
    is the archivist seriously arguing against more exposition and backstory on the overall universe?
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/25/10(Tue)22:56 No.10058508
    Arkham absorbs your ultimatum, cocks his head to the side, and the extends his hand towards the emergency exit. You can see the clouds below you if you peek out the porthole.
    "By all means," he says with a chuckle, "there's the door."
    >> Hazzard 05/25/10(Tue)22:56 No.10058516

    Because stonerDM is one of the most creative fuckers I've ever seen, rivaling Wasteland Warrior.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)22:57 No.10058530
    Well, we did want to see about developing wings :D

    Anyway, sure, whatever. Let's talk about 16.
    >> Hazzard 05/25/10(Tue)22:58 No.10058535

    "......... Fine. I'll stay. At least tell us about any other subjects that there's even a remote possibility that we could run into."
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/25/10(Tue)22:58 No.10058539
    Not arguing against it, I just know that it is tightly controlled around these parts. Why do you think 33 and 54 are dead?
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)23:00 No.10058577

    It would be so almost worth it just to see his face.

    But falling to your death is a bad time to try to learn to fly. On the other hand, I suppose, the best time to SUCCEED to learn to fly.

    The problem is, most people hit the ground before they figure it out.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)23:03 No.10058627
    At least she'd be falling with style!
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)23:04 No.10058635

    I pity da foo who don't understand metaphorical ultimatums. We could just go chill in europe and be the eldritch tourist until the world ends.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)23:06 No.10058685
    Does 16 have any other subjects with him? And speaking of 16 what are his powers and what are some countermeasures against them?
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/25/10(Tue)23:08 No.10058704
    "16 was supposed to have several subjects with him in Europe. Can you at least tell me about them?"

    Arkham nods, "yes, I suppose that's fair."

    "Subject 70 is a four-armed man with incredible reflexes and fencing capabilities. Certainly not dangerous, but he has a calculating mind, and LaForce has most likely put him in command of some force."
    "Subject 57, Charles Andrenid; a man, i suppose you could say; he is in fact a collective of over 400,000 bees, wasps, and hornets."
    "Subject 77 is a woman named Charlotte Minerve. She generates an odd quantum field which causes probabilities around her to shift towards outcomes that favor her. It was a nightmare to contain her in the first place, and I don't expect it to be any easier this time."
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)23:08 No.10058706
    Wasn't he a wizard?
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)23:09 No.10058720

    Did anyone else see that season end stinger from "Burn Notice"?

    Manager: "ya want out, here's the door *Opens helicopter door* but you have no idea what kind of hell will rain down on you if we stop protecting you!"
    Mike: "...I'll take my chances." *jump*
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)23:11 No.10058738

    What did we do to deserve BEE PEOPLE?!
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/25/10(Tue)23:11 No.10058744

    Way to scare the shit out of me, Stonerbro.

    >yay, info.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)23:12 No.10058753
    And what can you tell us specifically about 16? What are the limits of his power and what are his weaknesses if any?
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)23:12 No.10058755
    Can Michael Westin impale people with blood spears? I think not. All he can do is McGyver awesome spah contraptions and have cool shades.


    Why have we not have had a Michael Westin quest yet?
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    >"Subject 77 is a woman named Charlotte Minerve. She generates an odd quantum field which causes probabilities around her to shift towards outcomes that favor her. It was a nightmare to contain her in the first place, and I don't expect it to be any easier this time."

    >probabilities around her shift towards outcomes that favor her

    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/25/10(Tue)23:18 No.10058852
    "What about 16? What are his capabilities? or weaknesses?"

    "HOPEfully," Arkham says, "that won't be necessary. LaForce taps into an energy source that is beyond mundane human detection, and he can use it towards destructive or subtle ends. He can charm a nation's parliament into submission, but he can also light a fire in the hearts of an army of men. Unfortunately, the tapping of this energy produces an increasing pain in the user, such that LaForce is no doubt in a constant and maddening agony, though you would never know to look at him. I was only able to cow him by tapping into that energy myself."
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)23:18 No.10058853
    reminds me more of the protagonist of Until Death Do Us Part.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)23:21 No.10058902
    You know, we asked him what his power was. He didn't say "Oh yeah, i can kind of be A WIZARD if it's totally necessary."

    Anyway, let's ask if it's related to our power, as we can actually interact with other horrible eldritch entities. Aaaaand then let's ask what his plan is, because he obviously has one.
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/25/10(Tue)23:22 No.10058916
    "Wait, you what? Like, literally?"
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)23:23 No.10058935
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    On the way over, even when he's talking, lets practice our blood manipulation. How about creating a deliberate scab and seeing if it might make a good materiel for armor or weapons. If our blood, a liquid, is so damage resistant, then a solid variations would be even tougher...

    (It also brings us one step closer in my plan to make us a girl Alex Mercer.)
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)23:25 No.10058960
    >I was only able to cow him by tapping into that energy myself."

    Heh, i guess that does make him a subject.

    Not number 1 though, he came out second.

    I vote we call him 'number 2' from now on. Not only is he second rate, it has the 'he is a piece of shit' meaning too.
    >> Hazzard 05/25/10(Tue)23:26 No.10058973
    We need to experiment and see if it's possible to make a blood parachute capable of supporting us and creed. We might get shot down. Carla and Brody will be fine, but creed and us are fucked.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)23:28 No.10059010
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)23:32 No.10059068
    rolled 47 = 47

    Rolling to acquire new blood power, and to determine how awesome a power it will be.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/25/10(Tue)23:32 No.10059072
    >Implying Arkham just tells you whatever you want to know because you're just BEST PALS
    "Wait, you what? Like, literally?"
    "Yes, I like literally," Arkham says with a slight sniff. "It was a positively excrutiating experience, and I've not exactly 'picked up the wand' since then."

    "Well, what's the plan for dealing with 16?"
    "Are you offering your assistance? You apparently convinced that skeletally gifted lout Walker to assist in the efforts, perhaps you have some skill as a diplomat..."
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/25/10(Tue)23:34 No.10059106
    >You try to appeal to Fate to grant you a new blood power. It doesn't seem to be working, even when you Dice correctly

    As you converse with Arkham, you practice shifting your blood around in various concentrations in and outside your body, stringing it between your hands like a cat's cradle.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)23:34 No.10059109
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    >"Subject 57, Charles Andrenid; a man, i suppose you could say; he is in fact a collective of over 400,000 bees, wasps, and hornets."
    >Bees, wasps, and hornets

    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)23:35 No.10059116
    "I convinced Walker to punch the bad guys, for now, instead of anyone who got in his way. Hey, i suppose i'm still relevant then."
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)23:36 No.10059147

    "Yea, I can give it a shot. Now and then I seem to have moments of that."

    "Oh, while I have you, can you clear something up? I...err...came across a tuning fork you had in a glass case. What does that do, persay?"
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/25/10(Tue)23:36 No.10059149
    >ouch. burn.

    "If you haven't noticed, I don't exactly have the best... temper."
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)23:37 No.10059158

    If I wasn't here to offer assistance, why would I be on your plane, flying to europe? Not that I don't appreciate the idea of getting the hell out of dodge...
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)23:40 No.10059204

    Blood armor, blood wave, eat bees, lol at how this was possibly the WORST choice in people to send against you.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/25/10(Tue)23:43 No.10059250
    "If I wasn't here to offer assistance, why would I be on your plane, flying to europe? Not that I don't appreciate the idea of getting the hell out of dodge..."

    "It was my understanding that this was a much-desired Q&A session for you. Not that your help is not appreciated; you, and your compatriots."

    ""Oh, while I have you, can you clear something up? I...err...came across a tuning fork you had in a glass case. What does that do, persay?"
    "The Fork? Do you have that??" Arkham asks. "That's not something that should really be floating around. If that falls in an ocean it will probably mean the end of habitation on this planet. It absorbs water, you see; like it evaporates, only there's nothing left, a perfect engine of dessication. I don't know who created it or why, but we found it in an empty cistern in the 80's some time."
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)23:44 No.10059263

    Stupid rolling aside, that 'scab armor' idea is disgusting sounding...and awesome. Blood can clot, so living blood might be able to as well.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)23:45 No.10059283
    heheh. i told you guys we should keep it away from oceans.

    "Yeah, here it is. We figured a ziploc would handle it until we could turn it in."

    If he's poured himself another drink, drop it in said drink :3
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)23:46 No.10059289

    *Dig fork out, hand it to him.*

    "Don't ask how I got that, just put it somewhere safe..."
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/25/10(Tue)23:46 No.10059296
    >God, we're such a bitch sometimes.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)23:48 No.10059316
    I was planning on using it to keep beef jerky fresh.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)23:52 No.10059365
    Wait...if someone swallowed it...

    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/25/10(Tue)23:53 No.10059381
    "You should probably keep this safe then," you say, digging the fork out of one of your pockets. You remove it from its plastic baggy, and dunk it in Arkham's fresh-poured snifter, which dries up immediately, leaving only the sticky residue of the alcohol components. Arkham does not look amused.
    "....thank you," he says quietly.
    "Sir," says the pilot from the cockpit of the plane. "We'll be landing in Paris in ten."
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)23:56 No.10059422
    We ARE a bitch
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)23:56 No.10059423
    Let's beam at him. HAPPY FACE.

    "Anyway, is there anything in particular you'd prefer we do (and we do pinky-swear that we're not asking just so we can ignore it on purpose), or should we just... improvise?"
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/26/10(Wed)00:05 No.10059551
    "Anyway, is there anything in particular you'd prefer we do (and we do pinky-swear that we're not asking just so we can ignore it on purpose), or should we just... improvise?"

    "I can outfit you with communication so you can stay in touch with us. If you find yourself in a position to negotiate with LaForce you can offer him terms that will be honored as long as you run them by us first. Other than that this is to be a black flag operation; the situation in Europe is very tense, though open war is not declared. Time, however, restricts our options. Berlin should be your eventual goal."
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)00:07 No.10059580
    Well, last call for getting important info, and then our team heads out!
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)00:07 No.10059582

    Well, on the plus side, even if this guy does break his promise and decides to go nuclear, Germany doesn't have any nukes, and though it is one of the states that can build them whenever they want, it'll take at least a few months, more than enough time for the world to end on it's own.

    So no matter how badly we fuck this up, we won't go down as the one who ended the world.
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)00:07 No.10059592
    You know, we should have kept the fork.

    It's nice having something that can cause an apocalypse... just in case, you know?
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)00:09 No.10059606
    this is going to be VERY familiar and VERY strange for mister immortal WW1 vet.
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)00:09 No.10059617
    Ask him if he knows of any way we could improve our abilities. He obviously did a lot of research on us and we obviously have some... capabilities. See if he knows of any way we could regain some Vast Cosmic Power.
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)00:10 No.10059621
    We need to add "Don't shoot the germans unless we say so." to Brody's card... Fast.
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)00:11 No.10059639

    hopefully he knows some German, because we sure don't.

    Although it would be funny if we, 82's handlers suggest German things to say, especially right out of babel fish. Then we can be like two kinds of crazy.
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)00:11 No.10059648
    When exactly does he snap back to? He might be stuck at a point after the armistice.
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)00:12 No.10059659

    hell with that! We need to take away his gun till it's needed!

    also, ask mister Illusive Man here knows where Brody's wife is, and if she's immortal too.
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)00:13 No.10059668
    see: >>10056797

    In short - wife dead, she's the one that put him in the nuthouse.
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)00:14 No.10059678
    she died. cancer.
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)00:15 No.10059691
    Ask if there are any artifacts he has on hand that would be of use to us, or if this Order of the Golden Dawn or whatever would be amicable to helping us or giving us gear.
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)00:18 No.10059738
    Arkham said she was dead, doesn't mean she is. Though there really is no point in him lying about that unless she was a powerful test subject. Which I also doubt, but it never hurts to be paranoid...usually.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/26/10(Wed)00:26 No.10059856
    "Do you know of any way I...we...could improve our abilities? It would be nice to bring some more hurt to the table."

    "My dear, if I knew that, you would never have been taken off the Key/Gate project. If you ever figure out some way of increasing your own abilities, perhaps even tapping into whatever dead entity you've squirreled away inside you, I hope you do the world good...though, I will fear for my life."
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)00:28 No.10059897
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)00:29 No.10059914
    Grin with teeth.
    "If you feared much of anything, you'd never have invited me aboard your jet, Arkham, let alone into the same room as you."

    Well, the game of cat, mouse, and fuck-your-cognac has been fun, but what say we land and troll some krauts?
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/26/10(Wed)00:29 No.10059920
    Hey, I was way angrier with Okuniewicz than with you, and he's just fine, isn't he?
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)00:30 No.10059930
    So yeah, we should ask Garfield if he thinks training would help us, I want those blood wings someday
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)00:30 No.10059935

    (The only way I can think to power up other than practice is to OMNOMOM as many experiments and test subjects as we can. Something is bound to have an effect.)
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/26/10(Wed)00:33 No.10059975
    I've said it before, we power up when we need to, not when we want to.
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)00:34 No.10059981
    Well we've been getting stronger just from fighting a lot... Maybe we should grind a little. Take down everything that's causing a disturbance, you know?
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)00:35 No.10060007
    That's kind of what we just finished doing.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/26/10(Wed)00:36 No.10060026
    You flash a toothy smile.
    "If you feared much of anything, you'd never have invited me aboard your jet, Arkham, let alone into the same room as you."

    Arkham laughs. "You really are a sharp one, my dear. Perhaps I'm simply becoming too trusting in my old age."

    The jet cruises into a landing outside of Paris at a private airfield. You and Arkham are greeted by a trio of white-suited individuals, presumably members of the Golden Dawn; governments rarely dress so tacky. Your team follows behind you in short order. Clara tugs at your sleeve.
    "How did your talk go?" she whispers. "I heard raised voices..."
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)00:38 No.10060063
    Derp, we never asked if anyone around could fix Clara's arm.
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)00:38 No.10060077

    He was a complete sweetheart. We'll still kill him if he goes out of line, but overall he was very sweet.
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)00:40 No.10060103
    Oh dammit all
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)00:41 No.10060120
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    Fuck, we totally forgot.
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)00:42 No.10060141
    run on back and ask the man, or do it in the past.
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)00:44 No.10060163
    We haven't left his presence yet. At the worst we can yell out "Oh one more thing!" and get his attention again even if he is walking off.
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)00:45 No.10060197
    Uncle Chan or Columbo?
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)00:48 No.10060241
    "It went *fine*. We're never going to trust each other, but we have an obvious reason to work together. Plus, neither of us killed the other."

    You know, i don't especially believe that he didn't have some means of taking us down if we'd tried to spear him.
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/26/10(Wed)00:52 No.10060313
    Oh, most certainly. You don't get to be head of Arkham by being a pushover, family business or no.

    Which will make his eventual death by some subject
    all the more terrifying.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/26/10(Wed)00:54 No.10060346
    >WAN MOR TING! you shout, slapping Arkham in the face with a blow-fish.

    "Oh, hey, another thing," you say to Arkham as you're exiting the plane. "Clara, the automaton...she was damaged in Atlanta, do you know anyone that could fix her?"
    Arkham shakes his head slowly. "It's possible one of the men in the more advanced research divisions could help. When we're stateside I'll have them take a look."
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/26/10(Wed)00:57 No.10060405
    "It went fine, I suppose," you say to Clara. "We're never going to trust each other, but at least we have a common enemy. And they're going to get someone to try and fix you when we get back."
    Clara smiles. "Thank you!" she says in a louder whisper, rubbing her head against yours. For a robot, she can be disconcertingly adorable.

    Creed explains to Brody that he's in France. This seems to make more sense than any explanation that's ever been given to him, though he;s still confused as to how he got exactly where he is.
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)00:58 No.10060424
    rolled 11 = 11

    Are we playing a tech-priestess? I am not interested if she's not of the Mechanicum.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/26/10(Wed)01:00 No.10060447
    >Sorry, man, no 40Kwests here. Still, we have a good bit of fun, I encourage you to stick around.
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)01:02 No.10060466
    rolled 9 = 9

    Ok. What is she though?
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/26/10(Wed)01:03 No.10060483
    >A precognitive ex-car thief with a sentient blood that feasts on flesh.
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)01:05 No.10060505
    rolled 13 = 13

    >sentient blood that feasts on flesh

    What what?
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)01:05 No.10060506
    An Robot.

    We really need to update his card with "things to not shoot", i can totally see this biting us in the ass later.

    I lol'd. Let's listen in on the conversation with the golden dawn unless someone either invites us to join in, or specifically tells us to fuck off. Then, we go to Germany.
    >> Oracle !Z8CM53dU66 05/26/10(Wed)01:06 No.10060521
    How exactly does one run a Quest?
    Though I suppose I should make a thread for that instead of asking here.
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)01:08 No.10060544
    First, you develop a concept, and a story. Then, you invite 4chan to attempt to bash both to splinters whilst you frantically improvise to try to keep the game fun.

    Ideally, you'd have either drawing or writing talent.
    >> Oracle !Z8CM53dU66 05/26/10(Wed)01:09 No.10060562
    Got writing talent, I think... no fish are biting, though.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/26/10(Wed)01:10 No.10060579
    Arkham bro-hugs the apparent leader of the white suits, a fellow gray-haired man.
    "Leon," he says. "It's good to see you."
    "And you, friend, though better circumstances are to be hoped for."
    "Yes, yes, what is the situation exactly? Has anything changed?"
    Leon shakes his head, his wispy white beard quivering.
    "Things are at a standstill; most of central Europe has thrown in with the Inheritor," he says in a slight french accent; he speaks well. "He encourages others to join him. Threats will not be enough to convince the old Bloc nations to join, nor france or Britain either. If he gets Spain then France is in big trouble."

    "What did I miss?" Garfield says sleepily.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/26/10(Wed)01:12 No.10060604
    >First, you get super baked. Then you ask 4chan to post a picture, use that as a starter, and proceed to the frantic inprovisation.
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/26/10(Wed)01:12 No.10060607
    "We're in Europe"
    "Hungry? We could grab some... French food?"
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/26/10(Wed)01:13 No.10060621
    >Also, I don't know about a consistent stream of talent, but I definitely have my moments. Poor Brody...
    >> Highroller 05/26/10(Wed)01:15 No.10060653
    >Aside from the posting a picture, sounds like my process to a T.
    "We just landed in Europe, we're going to be hunting down 16."
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/26/10(Wed)01:18 No.10060708
    "We're in Europe, gonna be trying to defuse the whole situation."
    "The pursuit of justice continues, then?" you blood says groggily.
    "Yeah, pretty much," Arkham and Leon have moved away and are speaking together. The jet pilot gently touches your arm.
    "Ma'am," he says, gesturing towards the nearby hangar. "We can get you a vehicle right this way."

    >Any last words for Arkham? You may not see him again for a while
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)01:18 No.10060712
    New to this quest. What exactly can she do?
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/26/10(Wed)01:19 No.10060727
    "You know this is all your fault, right?"
    >> Highroller 05/26/10(Wed)01:19 No.10060735
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/26/10(Wed)01:19 No.10060738
    Its at the bottom of the archive.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/26/10(Wed)01:20 No.10060759

    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)01:21 No.10060771
    Just point at him and make the "we'll call you" gesture.

    Burning Bloodwhips, blood armor, blood tentacles with decent motor control, minor precognition (which we NEVER manage to roll well enough to activate)

    and one of these days we'd really like to fly.
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/26/10(Wed)01:21 No.10060787
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    >Dude, Brofist, right now
    >> Highroller 05/26/10(Wed)01:22 No.10060814
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    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/26/10(Wed)01:24 No.10060842
    "You know this is all your fault, right?" You call after Arkham. He turns,
    "I am aware. Where once I acted out of altruism, now I shall always act out of debt."
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)01:25 No.10060863
    rolled 32 = 32

    Ask our blood if it is hungry!
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)01:27 No.10060896
    He's *good*.

    Car, Noms, Germany.
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    with our unlimited blood we could "bottle rocket" jump
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/26/10(Wed)01:30 No.10060956
    "How you holding up?" You ask Garfield as you walk towards the hangar.
    "Well, I ate at breakfast," he says lazily. "So I should be good for a while. Arkham say anything useful?"

    You are led to a Peugot Boxer, a very chunky-looking white van. The Arkham employee hands you a phone; it's a nice one, not the blocky, soap-bar phones you've been using.
    "Call us if there's trouble, diplomatic or otherwise. Say your name is Cittorak or we'll assume you've been captured."
    >> Highroller 05/26/10(Wed)01:30 No.10060957
    Kinda gross.

    See about that vehicle they promised.
    >> Highroller 05/26/10(Wed)01:32 No.10060986
    Get the team together and in the back of the van.

    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)01:34 No.10061007
    i was thinking high pressure from our feet you sick and twisted person.
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)01:34 No.10061012
    "Useful? Eh... well, he commented on likely opposition. You should like them, there's one that's a guy made of bees, and another that has extra arms and can fence well."
    >> Highroller 05/26/10(Wed)01:35 No.10061030
    Woah. I figured it was something like that too. It's just flying on a stream of blood.
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/26/10(Wed)01:36 No.10061035
    Or hands and feet Iron Man style.
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)01:36 No.10061044
    Is she more powerful during that time of the mouth?
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)01:37 No.10061060
    She needs blood wings! Like Abel Nightroad!
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)01:39 No.10061100
    more like seras victoria
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/26/10(Wed)01:40 No.10061112
    >You're not like a hyper-pressurized sack of blood. You can just bleed forever.

    "They sound like pushovers," Garfield says. "But after the Slender Man everything's seemed a little bit easier."

    The team piles into the van, and you drive away from Paris on an eastern highway. Brody remarks that he "doesn't recognize ANY of this." Creed looks uncomfortable, adjusting his bandages. Clara hums softly to herself.
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/26/10(Wed)01:40 No.10061121
    You know, it wasn't funny when 54 that either...
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)01:41 No.10061130

    Alex Mercer much?
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)01:43 No.10061185
    What does the blood do/say when she has a period?
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)01:44 No.10061194

    "You OK Creed? I don't want you to push yourself so hard that you bust your stitches or something."
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/26/10(Wed)01:44 No.10061204
    >People talking about periods in my Bloodquest: D:<. That's never going to make an appearance here, for the same reason it never shows up in books or movies: it's irrelevant, and frankly sort of gross.
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)01:45 No.10061221
    STONER MAN. You TOTALLY haven't had to have us make a bathroom break. I mean really totally unrealistic of you.

    More seriously, take photos of France. It's friggin' France! Enjoy it!
    >> Highroller 05/26/10(Wed)01:46 No.10061231
    A vacation, this isn't.
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)01:46 No.10061236

    It showed up in a comic book once. Runaways. One of the characters had a magic staff that required blood-letting to work, and usually used a knife to cut herself. Once she didn't, and another character noticed and commented on it, and the witch explained it was that time of the month.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/26/10(Wed)01:50 No.10061307
    "How're you holding up, Creed?" you ask, glancing in the rearview. He waves you off.
    "Fine, I'm fine, just don't make me bail out of the car or anything."

    You enjoy the scenic country as you drive, conscious that moments like these are few and far between for you.

    "What if we run into the military?" Clara asks suddenly, looking thoughtful and puzzled.
    >> Highroller 05/26/10(Wed)01:52 No.10061332
    "Oh, well shit."
    Keep an eye open for road blocks and the like.
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)01:56 No.10061408

    "The Armée de Terre probably won't give us much trouble going out of France. They might give us trouble entering if we're not successful. If that happens we'll figure out another corridor home.

    "Getting into the Inheritor's territory should be easy. If Inheritor troops stop us, we'll claim we're defecting to join him."
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/26/10(Wed)02:03 No.10061511
    Soon you are driving through the Rhineland, hills around you; it's still mid-afternoon. Ahead of you, you can see an armored personnel carrier blocking most of the road. Several soldiers with shouldered weapons watch your approach cautiously.
    "Warum wissen Sie hier?" shouts one as you approach.
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/26/10(Wed)02:04 No.10061528
    "If there's one thing I know how to do, it's bluff my way past a checkpoint."
    >> Highroller 05/26/10(Wed)02:04 No.10061544
    Stop the van and climb out, hands up and Blood Armour under clothes.
    Before we do, signal for Clara to aim her rail gun at the APC.
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)02:05 No.10061555
    Please tell me Clara knows German.....
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)02:06 No.10061575
    Was scheint sich die Mühe Offizier werden?
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/26/10(Wed)02:10 No.10061635
    "Clara, please tell me you speak German."
    "Um...no..." she says quietly.
    "Nein!" one of the soldiers shouts as you approach. "Nein, mussen Sie umkehren!"
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)02:11 No.10061648

    Guess we're saying this. Or if we decide we don't know german, we say that we want to join in.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/26/10(Wed)02:14 No.10061710
    >Subject 82 is fluent in:

    "Shit..." you mutter. The soldier repeats his instruction.
    "Hey, we're here to, uh...join up," you say.
    "Was?" the soldier says. "English? Not through here. Must go back." he said, stilted.
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/26/10(Wed)02:17 No.10061746
    >We're really bad at planning, aren't we?
    "Thule! Thule!"
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)02:17 No.10061752

    "We're superpeople. Uh, ubermenshed? Look."

    And do something non-threatening to demonstrate your blood power, like draw a smiley in the air with it. Then blood-armor up and says, "We want to join."
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)02:18 No.10061771

    Let's extrude a blood tentacle, while we have our arms raised. Try to be non-threatening "I said we were interested in joining up."
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)02:19 No.10061777

    >non-threatening mind
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)02:23 No.10061837

    *In steady, loud, clear voice. Point to self* "82, Helen Tanner, Arkham."

    *Point ahead.* "16, Inheritor of Thule, Wilhem LaForce."

    *Make yapping mouths with hands.* "Talk"
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)02:23 No.10061850
    Do not identify ourselves as affiliated with Arkham. It's been made clear that there are hostilities between the pair of them.
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)02:24 No.10061854
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)02:25 No.10061876

    ok, then all of the above without the Arkham
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/26/10(Wed)02:27 No.10061899
    "We're um...superpeople. Ubermensch?"
    You extrude a tentacle slowly. Clara holds up her exposed circuitry. The soldier steps back, shouldering his weapon.
    "We want to JOIN." you say.
    He motions for you to wait, then leaves to talk with a superior.

    "What do you think?" Creed says, laughing into a cough. "Light 'em up?"
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)02:28 No.10061919
    Can't we just use our blood to read his mind like blood mages from dragon age origins?
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)02:29 No.10061928
    "It's an option."
    >> Highroller 05/26/10(Wed)02:29 No.10061929
    "Let's not jump to any conclusions. That being said, be read to act at any moment."
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)02:30 No.10061953

    "No, we need to talk to Wilhem. Fighting won't help us right now."
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/26/10(Wed)02:31 No.10061973
    "Play it cool for the moment," you say. "But be ready." Brody looks extremely nervous.
    "Sie konnen kommen," he says, returning to your car. "You can come. We escort. No weapons?" he says, gesturing to assault rifles.
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)02:34 No.10062012

    I don't want to have to light up several towns and cities as we do this, so let's have that be plan B.
    >> Highroller 05/26/10(Wed)02:36 No.10062033
    "Fine, we'll leave the weapons."
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/26/10(Wed)02:36 No.10062034
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)02:37 No.10062055

    Fine, but have the escort carry the stuff with them out of our reach. We're not leaving the artifact beretta lying around the border.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/26/10(Wed)02:39 No.10062082
    >You have not yet been searched, and the Beretta is hidden on your person
    >Give up the Beretta?
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)02:40 No.10062090

    Well now that you say that, hell no.
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)02:41 No.10062104

    "Will we get them back later? The assault rifles are just tools, but my pistol is a personal gun. My father's gun. Brody's rifle is an antique, and is sentimental to him too."
    >> Highroller 05/26/10(Wed)02:41 No.10062110
    If they search us, give it up if they insist. Demand that it be carried near you. Sentimental reasons, you know.
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/26/10(Wed)02:42 No.10062118
    No fucking shit.
    Put it in the glove compartment at a chance.
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)02:42 No.10062124

    Did they want the shotgun and Brody's rifle too? If they want the rifle use the "it's a sentimental gun" excuse.
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)02:43 No.10062134
    Isn't there a compromise between "keep gun" and "give up gun"?
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)02:45 No.10062155
    We don't need guns! She is a the bloody handed Goddess of war. Nothing lives against her wrath...
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)02:45 No.10062166
    >She is the bloody handed goddess
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)02:46 No.10062174
    She has a red right hand, and also a red left hand.
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)02:47 No.10062188
    BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD(dess)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)02:52 No.10062245

    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/26/10(Wed)02:52 No.10062248
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    >Looks like you've been caught...

    You hand over the assault rifles and the shotgun. You gesture to Brody's rifle.
    "Personal. Sentimental. Antique?"
    The soldier shakes his head, confused and frustrated.
    "Give bullets then."
    You turn over Brody's ammunition.
    "Now follow hier," he says, motioning to an armored car. That driver nods at this signal and begins driving.
    "Are we going to Berlin?"
    "Berlin, ja."
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)02:52 No.10062254
    keep Beretta unless search. Continue onward.
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/26/10(Wed)02:54 No.10062279
    Road trip time then.
    >> Highroller 05/26/10(Wed)02:56 No.10062297
    Keep an eye on the soldiers at all time, also, if we can, keep blood armour up under our clothes.
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)02:56 No.10062304

    I vote timeskip unless people have something else in mind.
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)02:58 No.10062331
    If we need to we can give Brody the magic pistol. There were pistols in his day, and he'll probably understand how to use one in principle.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/26/10(Wed)03:08 No.10062467

    Berlin is in the process of being decorated; Black banners hang from several buildings, emblazoned with a stylish white eagle silhouette. There is a slight military presence, but everyone seems to be going about their business for the most part. However, in one of Germany's larger parks, you can see that an apparent fortress has erected itself, constructed of twisted wrought iron and black marble.
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)03:10 No.10062499
    "I've got to give it to him, 16 has a sense of style. Not a good one mind you, but he clearly has one."
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)03:11 No.10062514
    Just like the Nazis?
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)03:11 No.10062519
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)03:14 No.10062552
    Dammit! Why do Nazi Officers have to be so fucking sexy?
    >> Highroller 05/26/10(Wed)03:15 No.10062573
    "Let me guess, LaForce is in that big fortress-thingy. This is going to be interesting."
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/26/10(Wed)03:17 No.10062595
    It is there that the armored car leads you, where several officers are waiting in modern German dress uniform. One of them beckons you out of your vehicle.
    "You are the supermen?" he asks in a crisp accent. "What is it that you want?"
    >> Highroller 05/26/10(Wed)03:18 No.10062610
    "To talk to LaForce. There are several matters, concerning the unusually gifted that we need to discuss with him and his associates."
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/26/10(Wed)03:19 No.10062625
    "We have a proposition for the Chancellor."
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/26/10(Wed)03:28 No.10062745
    "We need to speak with the Chancellor, we have an urgent proposition for him," you explain. The officer listens, deciphering your speech.
    "The Chancellor is busy. Show me these super-powers we were told of, and perhaps you can convince us that you're...proposition, is urgent enough."
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)03:30 No.10062758

    "We need to speak with the Inheritor about the events in the Americas. We fought some of the things causing all the trouble, and we've come to the Inheritor to brief him on it and to offer our services. The Americans have put the very madman who made that Floridian horror in charge of things there. He will not succeed in containing it, he's an idealistic fool. The thing in the Americas is a threat to the world, and we believe our information and services will be valuable to the Inheritor."
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)03:30 No.10062775
    Is her blood hungry?
    If: yes
    "Take me to some livestock" *Nom om nom
    *Show him what you can do*
    >> Highroller 05/26/10(Wed)03:31 No.10062777
    Sigh heavily. Throw a Bloodspear into the ground.
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)03:33 No.10062814
    Activate blood armor.

    "Creed, burn something. Clara, railguns. Brody... er, his ability is sort of passive. I could have him club you with his Springfield, though?"
    >> Highroller 05/26/10(Wed)03:35 No.10062837
    Let's not play all our cards at once, especially not Clara's rail gun.
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)03:36 No.10062846
    Hm. good point. Amend that to "Clara, do something to prove you're an awesome yet adorable robot."
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)03:36 No.10062853

    Seconded, just show them blood consumption. It's flashy and horrifying, perfect for show and tell.
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)03:36 No.10062854

    "A small demonstration here, then."

    Armor up, use a tendril to chop a tree or something equally useless. Then have Creed light the logs on fire. Explain that Clara and Brody have useful but less flashy powers, and serve as support for you and Creed.
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)03:36 No.10062860
    Well we can just take off the bandage, SUDDENLY WIRES AND METAL will have the same impact
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)03:38 No.10062877
    Blood needs food! Feed it! Feed it!
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)03:38 No.10062883
    Can't i just enjoy yelling orders? Is that so wrong?
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)03:39 No.10062890
    You can order her to take off the bandage?
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)03:39 No.10062895
    let's just tell him we're a special envoy from the Americas, and that the inheritor probably knows damn well it's urgent.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/26/10(Wed)03:42 No.10062931
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    "A demonstration, then," you say, smiling darkly as you are encased in the dark dull covering of your blood armor. Your eyes gaze out at the soldier from the otherwise faceless mask.
    Whipping out with a pseudopod, you shear a carefully-manicured hedge to pieces. "Creed," you say, gesturing to the pile of growth.
    Cilian extends his two extra fiery arms, both flaming and physical limbs maneuvering deftly as he cascades fire upon the plants, which burn to ashes swiftly. Several soldiers jump back, while several more rush to extinguish the blaze.
    "Their powers are less...grandiose," you say, gesturing to Clara and Brody, the blood peeling back from your face.
    "Good show," Garfield says.
    "Yes, I think...that should be good. Please, the Chancellor will see you presently."

    >That about does it for this evening. Hope everyone enjoyed themselves, glad nothing went catastrophic this time. Anyone strongly displeased with the way things are going? if so, why?
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)03:43 No.10062949

    Have you read anything? Arkham told us this is a black flag operation. Saying we're an envoy when we didn't enter through official channels is a bad idea.
    >> Highroller 05/26/10(Wed)03:44 No.10062957
    There was a slow part or two, but overall I enhoyed it. More of an exposition/set-up it seemed but things look to be getting epic. I be excited StonerDM.
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)03:45 No.10062967
    We need blood lensis, that way we have a full mask
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)03:45 No.10062975
    Well, i loved fencing with Arkham, though i might be biased because you took my quips verbatim a couple times.

    Good work on exposition-ing without giving everything (anything) away, you tight-lipped bastard :D
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/26/10(Wed)03:48 No.10062999
    We can. Garfield can see for us if need be.
    Cool. Glad to be back, its been a busy last few days.
    >> COR 05/26/10(Wed)03:49 No.10063017
    Hey guys been following Blood Quest since about chapter 8 but i live in Australia and the time difference has prevented me from contributing.
    Any way >>10062837 is right.
    Show him Helen's blood whips but not blood spears, if we do show off our armor do so without the spikes.
    Show that Clara is a robot but not her rail gun.
    Show Brody's immortality but try to cover up his memory loss.
    We can't really not show part of Creed's abilities as he only has one, so don't have him display it unless specifically asked. and then either under-power his display or say he can't because of his wounds.

    This way our group will appear weaker than we actually are, hopefully weak enough to not pose a threat to the guy we want to see bus useful enough for him to want to see us.
    >> COR 05/26/10(Wed)03:51 No.10063045
    damn knew I shouldn't of taken that snack break, but you did pretty much what i asked for anyway.
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)03:54 No.10063086

    Brody's power works best if it's a surprise to them. Clara's a walking weapon, but they don't need to know that. The fact that a 13 year old is hanging out with us is enough to imply she has something going for her.

    Creed's power is flashy, impressive, and we need to have at least one other obvious fighter type to be able to back up our stories about surviving the Florida Fiasco and the resulting fallout.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/26/10(Wed)03:57 No.10063107
    >inb4 you guys actually try to join LaForce
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/26/10(Wed)03:58 No.10063120
    Good to have you. Sorry there wasn't too much to add to the archives, though I think there was a good bit.

    I promise tomorrow will be exciting!
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/26/10(Wed)03:58 No.10063121
    >Actually, fuck that. 82's a leader, not a follower.
    >> Highroller 05/26/10(Wed)03:58 No.10063125
    Well, possible, but given the whole, well, Nazi thing.
    It doesn't seem too likely. Then again, villainous sewer lair to Superteam.
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)03:59 No.10063128
    Well, he and Arkham are the two top dogs, and out of those two, he's the one that hasn't vivisected us.

    Options open, Bro.
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/26/10(Wed)03:59 No.10063135
    Are you kidding? 16's backstory, his associates, plus some stuff on the history of Arkham. I got plenty.
    I'm calling the first subject they captured The Medusa, it seems to fit, eh?
    >> Highroller 05/26/10(Wed)03:59 No.10063137
    Yeah, I like it.
    >> COR 05/26/10(Wed)04:01 No.10063147
    I honestly thought It was going to be a lot harder to get in. You know Dictators that manage to overthrow Berlin must have been doing something right.
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)04:03 No.10063173
    Yes. In this case, they possess otherworldly magical powers.
    >> COR 05/26/10(Wed)04:11 No.10063286
    Yes but still unless they are just plain immortal, then they still have to get close to the old leaders, dodge the inevitable assassination attempts, and sweet talk the other nations out of just nuking their new dictator ship.
    Which is entirely possible as in the beginning it would be a race to nuke them before they found the launch codes for their own nukes.
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/26/10(Wed)04:14 No.10063329
    Or mind control them with magic.

    But yeah, real politics could work too.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/26/10(Wed)04:15 No.10063352
    Whenever I'm writing dialogue, I usually hear voices in my head for whichever character, and my brain often appropriates celebrity voices for parts. You guys got a kick out of my describing 88 as Smaug the dragon, so I figured I'd list some of the other voices I'm hearing while I write lines.

    Devon Brody- Jim Carrey
    Maksim Wade- Bruce Campbell
    Ramiel- The Monarch, Venture Bros.
    Jacob Walters- Michael Weston
    96- Unicron from the 1986 transformers movie.
    Cilian Creed-I keep wanting him to be either southern or midwestern, but in my head, he's always Alexander Anderson from Hellsing.
    Clara- Hatsune Miku
    Helen Tanner- 82 is the only character I never hear a voice for. It's weird.
    >> Highroller 05/26/10(Wed)04:18 No.10063376
    54 had the voice of Bruce Campbell. My god!
    I need to go back and read the threads now that I know what you were imagining them as.
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/26/10(Wed)04:19 No.10063387
    >Summer Glau
    Search your feelings, you know this to be true.
    >> COR 05/26/10(Wed)04:19 No.10063388
    true but there are limitations, otherwise it would instantly be a global dictatorship.
    If I remember correctly though using his power causes extreme pain, so he wouldn't use it all the time.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/26/10(Wed)04:19 No.10063395
    >Or Would He?

    Protip: 16 = Darth Sion + Doctor Strange
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)04:23 No.10063429
    >>82's voice: Dawn of War II's tyrannid hivemind.
    >> COR 05/26/10(Wed)04:25 No.10063462
    I hadn't thought of that he could be all
    "I Know the pain, I love the pain, The Pain is my friend, Let me make it yours. {insert evil maniacal laugh here}"
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/26/10(Wed)04:33 No.10063549
    >I had to look this one up...I don't know if I can write dialogue for that voice
    >> Anonymous 05/26/10(Wed)04:35 No.10063574
    Luckily, we handle that. :D

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