>When last we left our space and time-travelling one-armed cripple in a metal sarcophagus...You are Dave Davesson. 27-year old former grad student of archaeology. Currently encased in a pseudo-magical metal in your own bedroom.Since the discovery of your potential as a Magi, about a month and a week ago, you've had:1) Your arm chewed off by a wolf.2) Your leg broken.3) Your other arm completely maimed by the same wolf.4) Incessant reminders of your 16-year old brother's infuriating superiority in every single discipline that mankind has ever devised.5) To watch your brother use said superiority to mow down an entire army with nothing except a comically over sized sword, while all you can currently do is a bit of scrying (and teleportation, if you're absurdly lucky). Eh, or you can do those things, if your master's present, since you don't have a connection to the Void.6) Absolutely no satisfying answer to any question you've asked because everyone's a cryptic asshole.7) Your entire body encased in metal. Oh wait, that's right now. Oh, and you've been told several disciples of your current master have been found dead, encased in some strange metal.Your life sucks.>Previous threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Mage+War+Quest>INSERT COIN(S) TO CONTINUE: Y/N?New players are very welcome. Any questions, I will answer. Proper introduction will come after affirmation of continuation.
>>19699755Oh, and because of all the melodrama over quests filling the front page, I'd like to request all suggestions for the direction of the plot to be saged.Personally, I don't think they have a leg to stand on (the ones complaining), but I have found that cooperation is the best way to get along, despite the other person being a tosser.
Meh.Continue on, this is funny, I want to see more of what we can stumble into.
THE COINS ARE INSERTEDTHE GAME CONTINUES
>>19699755Continue, I want to see where this goes.
>>19699778I'll do as you ask, but I'd like to point out that anybody who does like quests not using the catalog is very unlikely to discover this quest and join it. Even if they've already played it before.
I'm gonna take your request and throw it on the ground!I'm not part of your system!I'm an adult!Continue on and ignore the whining of those who don't use the catalog.
>>19699848>M-m-meh?>>19699930>mfw I literally listened to that two minutes ago>>19699905Only suggestions need be saged. Discussion doesn't.They say suggestions amount to bumps, but not discussion.>Anywho:The last thing you remember before everything became dark is your study of the Ars Goetia, a scripture on the summoning of demons.You think you might have summoned the first of the 72, the weird entities you've been drafted to combat (somehow). Andromalius.You recognized that face, and that seal on his chest, the instant you saw them both. The necromancers couldn't faze you anymore, but turns out, Andromalius is far more terrifying than anything a necromancer could ever conjure up. The terror was enough to make the metal, which you previously deduced reacted to emotion, react to your emotion.How uncanny! Regardless, it consumed you whole, and you were enveloped by the darkness quite swiftly. But there's something off about it. Something you can't quite put your finger on.You're not sure what you can do in this situation. Somehow, you realize you haven't been breathing for the last ten seconds.Are you dead?No, you'd know if you were dead.Why didn't Kaoru do anything? Does he really care that little for the well-being of his disciples? Will he really let you die just because you made a mistake?Or was Anton just wrong when he said that Kaoru knows everything.Wait, this introspection, this soul-searching, this darkness, you know exactly where you are.
>>19700047We're in the void, well that's nice. Apparently getting ourself encased in a sarcophagus of freaky metal is one way to get there.
>>19700047In this darkness, can we find the void?
The Void.You're here.Without Kaoru's assistance either.Is it the metal, then? Did the metal bring you here?You're not sure.You gaze into the darkness, wondering how you got yourself into this mess, and suddenly, you hear a loud roar.It sounds exactly like Andromalius, but instead of the anger when he shouted to let you free, it sounds anguished.Suddenly, you feel a great burden lifted from your shoulders, and notice something.That's strange.You can see darkness within the darkness. A black circle.Wait, that's not just a circ-Dear GodIt's the second seal.Antaliond?No, if this follows the same structure as Andromalius' seal, this one is called Dantalion.Dantalion...>sorry for the wait, couldn't find the seal, and then when I found it, my image editing tools stopped working, and then, 4chan told me that the 'Record could not be found' when I tried to post.>What do?
lets see if calming down a bit can get the metal to relax
>>19700117You try to calm your senses, yet the darkness doesn't relent.You look and notice you've got your right arm back. Yeah, this is definitely the Void. You remember that the Void isn't strictly speaking in the 'real world', so it makes sense that your thought processes in the Void don't transfer to your body back on Earth.Regardless, you're not going to panic. Maybe Kaoru just wanted to use the metal to make sure you don't let your judgement be clouded by emotions, and if you do, it'll stop you?Hehe yeah, he wouldn't kill you. It's just a helpful tool. He's not gonna let you die. That's absurd...right?
>>19700149I think we've meddled with demons enough for today, don't mess with or otherwise interact with the seal. Try to remember everything Kaoru has taught us about this place. Start with the smallest Void magic we can do here, test the waters, see what happens.
>>19700181You calm your mind and metaphorical body, recalling every bit of information that Kaoru has divulged to you.You now realize he's told you absolutely nothing of how the place actually works.Bugger.He has, however, taught you how to see beyond your eyes and through the Void. You know you can, if you so wish, use the Void as a way to scry any place in the world you wish. You realize that the seal might prove to be a nuisance. You're not sure what they do, but demons can't possibly be good news. You decide to completely ignore it and, in whatever way possible, head in the other direction (if spatial representations projected by your psyche can travel in directions at all in an extradimensional place that exists between existence and oblivion. That's kinda bleak).You focus, looking the other way, and you see that old familiar image, as the world itself appears before you.The world is in your grasp.>What do you want to watch?
>>19700231The mansion. Specifically, our own position and surroundings.
>>19700231Well we probably ought to check in on our ourself, it might be risky but we're stuck in a metal sarcophagus and unless we investigate further we'll be stuck for a good long while.
>>19700231Look at selfLook at brother
>>19700248You decide to check whether your physical body is even there, deciding to observe Anton's mansion, wherein you'll find yourself lying happily on the bed, sipping a cup of tea while enjoying the local cuisine.Yeah, right. As you slowly descend from the Void onto Earth with your Void Vision (as you've come to call it), you see corpses. A whole lot of them, in fact.You remember Anton mentioning that he had to cover up about 50.000 dead people from the ten dead legions, but there's at least twice that here. Probably more. The corpses are littered everywhere. The rooftops on the huts around the manor, the roads, inside the small sheds, everywhere.Man, woman and child, all dead.Although some of the dead are still walking.You see Anton walking with a veritable army of undead around him. He's wearing a mask to hide his face, but you could recognize that aura anywhere.Hey, you can see Auras now. That'll come in handy.You decide to watch what's happening within the mansion, and see several armed soldiers. Not just any soldiers, either. They look extremely well-equipped in things you're not certain should exist.That's when you notice their Auras. A purplish-black silhouette enveloping all 19 of them, patrolling the perimeter.You travel to your bedroom, and your body's still very much metallic, but you hear something from the bathroom. Wait, you can hear things while scrying now, that's new.Your sight travels into the bathroom and see an aura belonging to oh my.
>>19700353>What do? Go watch brother? Continue watching self? Try to do magic? Try to talk (which you're not sure can be done, since you haven't tried before)?
>>19700373Who exactly do you mean by "oh my"?
rolled 86 = 86>>19700373Try and talk to Anton, let him know about the soldiers inside just incase and get a bit of knowledge about what's going on.Guess the metal can act as a safe way to scry around in the void without someone coming along to kill us until we're able to leave our body in out own subdimension.
>>19700399I thought it was obvious that it was the picture attached, sorry. I hit the character limit and couldn't write anything to elaborate
>>19700405>Around these parts, we roll a d10. >Roll 1d10+1 to try and talk with Anton.
>>19700373We teleported through the void once before right? Could we try to do the same in order to move our body to a new location minus the metal?
rolled 9 + 1 = 10>>19700424Oh yeah, forgot about getting rid of the extra 0.
>>19700441Welp, we can talk to him now.
rolled 10 + 1 = 11>>19700353ok try something small. well we dont really know how scale works on a telport, but try and just move ourselves to the other side of the room minus metal
>>19700421It's a woman clad in the same equipment as the other soldiers, with the same Aura, except the Aura seems more powerful. She also seems to have been shot pretty heavily.>>19700427Let me put it this way: that only worked while:1) Kaoru was overseeing you2) You rolled a nat 103) You had great incentive to teleport, as well as a strong link to the place you were trying to goYou can try, but I can't guarantee this won't become: >"TRY TO SURVIVE IN A PLANET WITHOUT AN ATMOSPHERE QUEST!Teleporting is something that is out of your league at the moment. That said, you can still try it.
>>19700450>>19700464And thus your argument is invalid. I guess the dice gods really like us using Void.
>>19700464after reading this you have no idea how glad i am we rolled high here >>19700450
>>19700481Which is odd for this quest also>mfw my evil twin is in on this quest too
>>19700441>>19700450so lets see. we can now talk to people and teleport. awsome
Lets not teleport. It'll go badly.
>>19700589We already got a perfect roll to do it, it cannot possibly go badly.
>>19700634Except freaking out the chick in our bathroom who looks to be armed at the least and is probably on a hair trigger.
>>19700670If she's any good she'll look before she shoots.
>teleport perfectly>no longer encased in metal>get shot>mfw
>>19700634we wont die. but that doesnt mean other things cant happen. like accedently leave a limb, or burn out our eyes, or teleport out of the metal minus clothes with a triggerhappy chick in our bathroom
>>19700699Nope, we'd teleport perfectly, we'd just have the problem of spooking the chick in the bathroom, if we can save that roll for our next teleport and just use my roll to speak to Anton it'd be cool.
Even though I doubt Tutor will have her shoot us, that is a valid concern, not valid enough to prevent my from voting for teloporting, since we can just choose a different location.
>>19700441You decide that since you can hear, you have an aural link to the material plane from the Void now. Maybe you can use this to communicate with the people there?You travel your ethereal form to Anton's location, and try to talk to him.He's still wearing his mask, but you see through his guise."Anton! Anton, can you hear me?"He looks around for a second before nodding in affirmation. Then he makes a motion for you to follow into a decrepit alleyway.Secrecy despite no one else being present?Well, given what you can do, maybe that's necessary."Davesson, I presume?""Yes. There are soldiers in your home. Armed. They look-""I know. They're Kaoru's former disciples. The ones who survived."That would certainly explain their Auras."I saw only 20, in total.""As I said, the ones who survived.""W-what's going on?""Andromalius appeared in all his insane glory and attacked. The Void Magi had to go pick up at least a hundred other Magi to fight. By my estimations, there were 130.000 dead on their side, all hundred of our supporting Magi died, and Andromalius is gone. Problem is, we have no idea who's next or what they can do. Also, at this rate, we're losing too many Magi compared to their forces. We'll cover this up as a Pakistani insurgent terrorist attack, but that won't fool anyone. They'll not care, since it's India, but they will be wary. This won't stay hidden for long."You remember the first time you saw him, and the discomfort you felt.You remember why.
>Just FYI, teleport rolls get a -5 because you're untrained. Then again, even after subtracting 5 from your roll, you rolled high enough, so it's a moot point).>>19700634>Those are dying words, my friends.You decide it's not enough for you to simply speak to others. You have to start being more assertive. This metal won't go away by itself, you have to force it away. It won't budge, though.But if it won't move, you'll have to.You remember when you felt your brother was in danger, you remember how you managed to leap through the Void and land next to him.This time though, you're in no rush. You're not going to let yourself encounter a problem through lack of meticulous advancement. You slowly drift on the sea of blissful awareness, letting the tide pull you towards your destination.ARGHWHYWON'TTHEPAINSTOPSTOPTHENOISESTOPTHENOISESTOPTHENOISESTOPTHENOISEThe screeching nothingness pierces your skull, as you feel yourself being pulled outside of the Void, by going through it. You remember, you're accessing the Void through the metal, and now you're trying to enter the outside of the thing you're within using what you're within as a medium.It hurts. It hurts. It hurts. It hurts.You move, however. You watch your body move over to the wall.Unfortunately, the paradox you almost caused is resolved only by the metal coming with you, plastering you to the wall with a resonant *BOOM*.The woman rolls out of the bathroom, pointing a gun directly at your cocoon, then sighs.
She lowers her weapon, and starts talking through a microphone attached to her wrist:"Agent Maha reporting in. Target is alive, repeat, target is alive. Extraction impossible at current time, as he seems to have attached himself to the wall. Requesting demolitions to separate metal cocoon from wall, over."You're not quite sure if you're in your body, or in the Void with the perspective that makes it look like you're in your body, but hey, anything's possible.>What do? Try to talk? Teleport again? Wait for explosives?
>If anyone feels I'm being too CHOO CHOO, please do tell.>Discussion is also, as always, encouraged.
rolled 1 + 5 = 6>>19700788See about porting if this is high enough and let Anton know we saw a seal with the name Dantalion.
>>19700788Use Voidspeak to talk to Agent Maha. Tell her we're going to attempt to get out of the cocoon on our own. Again. But without teleporting this time.
rolled 3 - 5 = -2>>19700814Yeah no porting with that roll....
rolled 6 + 1 = 7>>19700788try to talk to this agent maha. "oww. that hurt. a lot. more than lossing the arm. ok. do you have nay idea how to get out of this?"
>>19700814For negative modifiers, you need to write +-X, where X is the modifier.Also, I'm not kidding about the death thing. You're an arm short and were almost crippled because your rolled low too many times, lethality is high in this quest.
>>19700814You have to use dice+1d10+-5 for the negative modifier, not just a + sign.Also, Jesus Christ, no, not with that roll.
>>19700788Don't port, it didn't work that time and we tried.Void talk, say hi to Maha. Ask if there's anything she'd like us to do or try to do in the meanwhile. Also ask about the metal, see if she knows more than we do.
>>19700814>Rolls a one>Minus five>MFW -4ITS AS IF I'M WATCHING THE REINCARNATION OF MURPHY'S LAW!
rolled 3 + 1 = 4>>19700814>>19700823>>19700841dont port. all it will do is get us unstuck from the wall. get some more info by talking to the chick
Alright, so no more teleporting due to it being almost impossible, let our fellow disciples do their job.
yes, let those who survived the metal get us out. that is, if we want to be out.while in the cocoon, do we have a section of metal in the shape of our lost arm?
rolled 2 + 1 = 3"Hello Miss Maha, how do I get out?"
'aight, I've almost finished the next post, I just need to be sure:Try to get out on your own,orLet them do the work
>>19700950Let them do the work, it'd be funny but we don't need to do more damage to ourself on purpose.
>>19700950>Try to get out on your own,Because doing things ourselves always works out so well. We're just that kind of guy.
>>19700950Talk to them, let them do the work, see if there are any actions they want us to take to help them.
Let the pros work.
>>19700950let them do it.
>>19700950first ask them about it. if they say it is possible then try and get out on our own. thats the kinda man we are
Oh yeah, we can see about calming down and getting out that way can't we? Instead of Teleporting out.
>>19700824"Hi."Maha opens her eyes and in an instant is pointing the gun at the source of the sound, which just so happens to be absolutely nothing, since you're projecting the voice without using a spatial representation through which to do it."Demon?""Dave.""Right. I'm Maha. You're the one who just..?""Oww. Yeah, that hurt. A lot. More than losing the arm. Ok, do you have any idea how to get out of this?"She calms down and looks very intrigued. "You... you teleported without a secondary Magi? I've never seen that before. Well, I've seen it with Kaoru, but no one else."You're not sure what to say, but you're fairly certain you don't want to try that teleportation again."Any way you can get me out? Do you know anything about this metal, or do you have any suggestions?""Wait, Kaoru hasn't told you about the metal?Right, you must be one of those disciples. The ones who experimented with the metal before he gave the order. We've lost a couple of people that way. 'Course, no one who's ever tried the metal out's survived. I'm not sure what it does, but he always offers this test that can increase our capabilities, but might kill us.Thus far, no one's survived except you. I'm not sure how you survived, either. Regardless, this is a first for us all, so uh, hang tight?"At that moment, you felt something wrong. Something foul.Something demonic.You ignore it as you're unsure what to do now.Then, you hear it:http://vocaroo.com/i/s0fHDJfSjMJ2Dantalion?Dantalion.
>>19701055>What do?Also, I'd love to know if I should stop the sound file thingy, keep it, lower lethality, up lethality, stop image editing (to save time), stop images altogether, etc. Any criticism is nice. I'm trying to experiment a bit (with my limited means).Oh, and sage is really handy for these small updates.
tell the demon he's a cunt and we're busy at the moment.
>>19701055ok can we get a translation on that audio. i have no idea what it said.and tutor the audio sounds cool but i have no idea what they say. and tell maha about the secound seal and the voices we are hearing
>>19701055>>19701080Warn her about the demons, as for lethality, well we haven't died yet and we still have most of our limbs, seems good so far.
>>19701080on lethality i say keep it. i for one get a better feeling of success when we do something and it could realisticaly be said we could have failed so hard we died
>>19701080Maybe lower the lethality a teensy bit since you're using d10's and keep the sound files, the offer a bit of explanation and add to stories ambiance. Don't mind either way with the image editing.The audio says something about found us and something about the void. Maybe my child has found us?
>>19701102me again dialog"Maha, the demons are coming, whatshisface, dandelion.
My child/avatar I've found you, there are secrets of the void that I can explain.
>>19701080Well that's kinda odd. Tell Maha that we might have company, of the nasty sort incoming. Demons.We didn't lose another limb yet, that means it's been a good day so far. Any day in which you don't lose body parts is a good day in Dave's book.
>>19701100It's supposed to say: "Magi, I beg of you/beckon you, re*garbled* to the Void, that I might explain."It's supposed to be a bit hard to understand, but I'll try to make the recordings clearer if they're a pain to understand.Turning down the volume to close to nothing usually helps.Anyways, consensus seems to be on warning Maha.>>19701122See, I kinda like when people hear something else. Still, it's no use if it's really inaudible.Writin' the warnin'.Anything else besides warning her you want to do?
>>19701134i dont think it is saying my child, i think it is magi
>>19701136Let Anton know it's Dantalion really quick just incase he doesn't know.
"return to the void"?
>>19701136Oh, return to the void?He wants to talk I guess, or it's a trap, either way, warn the others before we decide wether to humor him or not.
What if those who "died" from the metal really just found something more?
>>19701184They might have just messed up and ended up on another world with no way to get back and if they were unluicky it had no atmosphere to speak of or was a death world.
>>19701203i dont think so. it seems to be impossible to teleport out of the metal while you are using the metal as a window into the void. ok so that explains the secondary mage thing. one has to be the window to the void one does the porting.
>>19701203Makes sense, but i was thinking something that might cause them to be the 6 that are difference between the monks 78 and the rest's 72
>I've decided I like your interpretations of the sound files so much, I'll keep it garbled unless you really, really do not want it to be ambiguous.>>19701135>implying 'yet' isn't the keyword there>Ahem:"Maha! Demons still here! It's, it's talking to me Maha! I think its name is Dantalion, I saw its seal, I saw its seal! It's, it's telling me to return to the Void!""Hang in there, Dave."She quickly shoves her wrist to her mouth and yells at the demolitions team for not having arrived yet. They angrily yell back that they're having problems with the 37th legion.Dantalion's onslaught's beginning already?This is going far faster than you'd imagined it would."Right, the seal. Kaoru used the seal to get rid of Andromalius, somehow. If you know the design of Dantalion's seal, then you're probably the only one. Kaoru'll need to know the seal. WHERE THE HELL IS HE ANYWAY? I KNOW YOU CAN HEAR ME, KAORU! I KNOW YOU'RE THERE! CAN'T YOU JUST RELEASE HIM?""No."Well, it is Kaoru, at least.You can hear the voices trying to break into your mind again, and again, and again, but you're fighting against it, and you've become a lot better at keeping your mind your own lately.You wonder. You're still in the Void, technically, just in a representation of Earth created by your magic. Does that mean Dantalion can't physically enter any representation of Earth, or is he just luring you into a trap?You quickly transport your psyche to Anton and warn him, as he cackles manically.
You're not sure whether you can stomach it.Everywhere you look, the dead walk. There isn't a single corpse that hasn't been animated by Anton.They shamble, killing without prejudice. They don't seem to check whether the victim is a civilian, a demon, or hell, one of their own.Boney hands, flaying the flesh off their former kindred, a grotesque dance of death. Macabre movements giving way to the ravishing of corpses and alive alike.You can hear as the bones are liberated from their oppressive, meaty shells, as the horrifying, horrifying wet sounds of barbaric violence fills the scene."A-Anton.. Dantalion... D-Dantalion's the next."You can barely say the words, as blood sprays across Anton's face from a nearby, short-lived brawl."Thanks. And the seal?""I, I have it.""Good. Now, stay alive. I'm in my element here. Hundreds of thousands of corpses, oh yes, this is marvelous. MARVELOUS indeed."Dantalion manages to sneak into your mind yet again.http://vocaroo.com/i/s0CfpOI1fqc1"GET OUT OF MY HEAD! GET OUT OF MY HEAD DAMN YOU!"He's more persistent than Andromalius, that's for certain.You see the Void magi holding down the mansion, but they're armed with conventional weapons against a proverbial onslaught, and you're not sure they'll be able to keep it up.Well, they're almost completely certain, since they only see the first legion.You?You can see the other thirty five that are travelling towards you.>what do?
>>19701394tell kaoru about the seal. if we can tell about the other 35 legions, tell them to get out of dodge, running is what they are good at. i dont think the void magi can stomach any more loses. and we are safe in our little metal cocoon. right? ....right?
rolled 5 = 5...You'll all burn unless I stop them, and I can stop them, Magi do you care for their lives?Hmm is that right?Rolling to send them all into the void, or at least one, if it's a bad enough roll just warn the others of the coming legions.
>>19701394Fuck you you fucking Demon. Maha, Kaoru, we have 35 demon legions inbound. I have no clue if it's a metaphor or how long it'll take them. I am having an extremely strange day.Maha and the other Void Magi, if it gets too bad just port out. I'll think of something clever, maybe.
>>19701394Tell Maha and Anton"There are currently 35 more legions heading towards our position, can you guys deal with that?"
>>19701453Send...send whom to the Void?The legions?Please tell me you're not talking about sending the legions to the Void
rolled 3 + 1 = 4>>19701394tell Karou about the seal, and the other void magi about the coming legions. then focus on dantailon. yell "what do you want?" that sounds like a great idea
>>19701453Dave can barely teleport himself, try something thats not completely out of his league.
if the slaughter was from one legion, and 35 are on the way, unless the seal can stop all the legions, the 'trap' might be our only hope
rolled 5 + 1 = 6>>19701477i think what he was trying to say was get at least 1 of them forcible ready for porting. and i say no to thattell kaoru about the seal. and the 35 legions.
journey into the void?
>>19701475fuckyouyoufuckingdemon. fuck you you fucking demon.Fuck you you fucking demon.Fuck you, you FUCKING demon!"Anton! There are 35 legions on the way, will you be able to handle it?"That's the first time you've ever seen him afraid. You can see it through the slit in his mask for his eyes.He doesn't respond before running directly for the manor.You also return to your body, trying to warn Maha (and Kaoru, by extension, although he probably heard you warn Anton):"Maha! 35 legions incoming! I told Anton, and he ran in this direction!"She looks at your body, and then sighs."Dave... I'm sorry. There wasn't more than 25 legions here, and they took out a hundred of us. The only ones remaining are us Void Magi, and Anton, and I doubt Anton can take on thirty five on his own. How far out are they?""N-not very far, why?""I'm sorry, Dave. The demolitions team won't have time to get you out. T-try and see if you can teleport somewhere else, and we'll locate you and free you, but I'm the only one who can enable contact to the Void for the Void Magi."She turns and tears a rip in reality itself.She quickly calls for the other Void Magi through her wrist-mic, who rush through the portal with Anton by their side."We'll find you, Dave, I promise."You see something strange in the Void.Are those.. eyes?"MAHA! NO! STOP! DANTALION'S WA-"And they're through.That infernal voice breaks through your mental barrier again.http://vocaroo.com/i/s0EDt9ltqC7k
>>19701688>What do?That picture took way too long for what little it actually conveys. Same with the voice recording.But hey, those who can neither write nor draw nor provide gratuitous titillation must find something else to do, right?
>>19701688kaoru. KAORU. do something. or tell me what to do i dont care, just something. I have to seal, tell me how to get them back
>>19701688Well, this is bad, this is very bad. Kaoru, I have the seal, what do I have to do?
Try to teleport to Gyotso's monastery we've been there once before, maybe that will give Dave David Davidson some sore of bonus.
rolled 2 = 2>>19701710Soo, he has pretty much all the void mages now and only needs us, no clue what the last part says.Ask Kaoru what's going on.
Oh shit what if this is all an illusion created by Dantalion?
Be a hero, punch that Dandelion bastard in the face with our metaphysical fist.
>>19701767So, to avoid having to confront the demon that's living within the Void and begging you to come there, you're going to travel through the Void.>>19701794Just because it's you, I'm going to give you a snippet of Dantalion's description:>"The Seventy-first Spirit is Dantalion. He is a Duke Great and Mighty, appearing in the Form of a Man with many Countenances, all Men's and Women's Faces; and he hath a Book in his right hand. His Office is to teach all Arts and Sciences unto any; and to declare the Secret Counsel of any one; for he knoweth the Thoughts of all Men and Women, and can change them at his Will. He can cause Love, and show the Similitude of any person, and show the same by a Vision, let them be in what part of the World they Will."If enough people want it, then sure. Roll for it.Right now, I'm seeing people wanting to talk to Kaoru, so writing that up at least.
>>19701794Or we could be looking in on the future right now, just have all our attention on it.
>>19701688They want us to go somewhere else?Go somewhere else.Into the Abyss!
rolled 3 = 3>>19701812Rollingu for this all to be us looking in on the wrong time or world.
>>19701829>YOU FAIL!Ahem:"Kaoru! I know the seal! I.. wait, Kaoru I don't know how I can show you the seal, but if you free me, I can draw it for you, I think. Yeah, I can remember every facet of it, Kaoru. Please, tell me what's going on!""The Seventy-first demon is Dantalion. He is a Duke Great and Mighty, appearing in the Form of a Man with many Countenances, all Men's and Women's Faces; and he hath a Book in his right hand. His Office is to teach all Arts and Sciences unto any; and to declare the Secret Counsel of any one; for he knoweth the Thoughts of all Men and Women, and can change them at his Will. He can cause Love, and show the Similitude of any person, and show the same by a Vision, let them be in what part of the World they Will.""Huh?""Dantalion. The seventy-first. He can't trick you, however. You see through illusions now.""B-but""Everything you saw, happened.""Can't I use the seal?""No. Not before he's released by the breaking of it. He's still confined to the Void, where he was sealed last time.Just like all the others."The 72 - or rather, the 71 - are all in the Void?"What should I do, Kaoru? Should I go after him?""Why would you do that?""Well, he asked me to?""And how would I know that, Dave? I only know what humans do. I am not a mind-reader."So Kaoru really doesn't know -everything-"But, what do I do?""For once, I do not know. Refrain from teleportation, it might kill you. Right now, I am occupied as well.">What do?
Fuck it, we can't move from where we're at, the legions are coming towards us anyways, we can go through the void, because thats where Dandelion is.Come at me bro time?
rolled 9 = 9>>19701923Nah, let's mess around with our vision for now and wait for Kaoru to figure out whatever he's doing, let's see if we can look in on our brother while still keeping a firm grasp on our sight of where we are right now, then see about looking in on the events that happened here right after we entered the metal.
>>19701918ok so this tells us a little something about kaoru. he knows anything that has every been passed along. so he isnt a mind reader, but he does know everything that has ever been writen or spoken. so basically he has the whole world for all time scryed. and we pretty much have 2 options. either wait and try and use the seal. or go the kick logic to the curb route of going to attack dantalion. neither seem like good options to me.
Achieve nothing and die in the opening moments of the conflict so that Go- our brother gets angry and saves the day.It is Dave's role.
>>19701918Could you give me a bit more information on this metal thing that I am cocooned in? What happened to the people who went through the void?
>>19701975do not attack the extremely powerful spirit, talk first. once(if?) it shows it won't talk, bargain, etc. then we charge to our death?
rolled 10 = 10etch the seal into the wall for Kaoru using magic, than save our comrades, fuck our brother, we can fight too.
>>19702054>>19701975>>19701923>dave>achieving anything meaningful>laughing_magi.jpg
>>19701973>I'll presume that's a roll for multiple-area scrying, which by the way, you just succeeded."Kaoru, can you tell me about this metal, then?""It's supposed to be a test. You've noticed my eyes, yes?"Seeing as how blindingly obvious that is (no pun intended), you presume it's a rhetorical question."You've noticed then, also, that none of the other Void Magi are able to use their abilities as freely as I am?"That's true. Maha mentioned she needed to open a portal for the others, which means they probably can't by themselves."The metal is a test. To harness Void magic, alone, one's willpower must never, ever falter. Therefore, the metal is designed such, that once the mind is clear of all else but thought, it replaces the eyes, and allows the user to enter the Void at will.Well, that was how it was supposed to work. My eyes have always been like this, but the metal always fails, which is why it's voluntary.Unless someone experiments with it beforehand, obviously."That...Hmph.You decide to make the best of your predicament, and spy on your brother. Everything's fine at the mountain, however. Your brother's sleeping soundly, and from what you can hear, Gyatso's sleeping in his own room as well.>>19702054You decide to use all your resolve to reveal the seal's design to Kaoru. You can teleport things other than yourself, right? What if you teleport only a part of something? Just the tiniest part... a lot of times.It works! WORKS!IT HURTS! HURTS!
>roll 1d10+1, because heh, heheheh.
rolled 4 + 1 = 5>>19702142welp time to lose another limb
rolled 5 + 1 = 6>>19702147I'm afraid to roll.
>>19702147hopefully my luck holds out
rolled 2 + 1 = 3>>19702147Here goes.
rolled 10 + 1 = 11>>19702170forgot my dice
rolled 5 + 1 = 6>>19702166>>19702168>>19702171wow we suck
>>19702166>I forgot by the way guys, did you want me to take an average of all the rolls, or just the first? For this specific roll, I'm taking the first, but in the future, I'll do whatever you agree on here.>>19702166Don't worry by the way, you narrowly avoid being mind-raped for all eternity.Or do you? Nyeh nyeh nyeh.Writing it up once I return from nature's calling.
rolled 9 + 1 = 10>>19702142dontdiedontdiedontdie
>>19702188humm with average we are less likely to roll criticaly low. but we will not criticaly passi say first, i like to live dangerously
>>19702199A man has to stick to his principles, sorry.If you guys agree on averages for the rest of the quest, though, every roll will count.>>19702166Your beating heart belies your weakness, pounding to keep you alive.Wait, why can you hear your heart in the Void?You look, and your arm's still there, so you're definitely in the Void, but the sound of your heart beating, violently smashing against your chest will not relent.There is someone inside your mind.http://vocaroo.com/i/s0j8qsFneT7IYou can feel he wants you to submit and speak with him on his terms, and you're not sure what you can do. He's in your head now, you try to force him out, but to no avail, he's not leaving.You hear him roar angrily for the first time since you heard his 'voice'. He's obviously displeased.Well, fuck that demon. Fuck him and fuck everything he loves.You're not sure what you can do, as your physical body is probably deteriorating, your mental health is rapidly decaying, and the legions of demons will be here within moments.>what do?>Also, I'd advise you to stop using teleportation. You've been rolling nat 10s a lot, but if you ever roll low...>Here's the original choice thingy on which this quest is based, in case anyone forgot.
rolled 10 + 1 = 11>>19702188Meh, don't mind either way.
>>19702329Oh nice, can we use that roll to force him out?
>>19702328Kaoru said that if we clear our mind of all but thought than the metal will do what its supposed to do. I'm not seeing any other good ways out of this.
>>19702349You don't remember the part where he said: "This always fails. Don't ask me why."?
>>19702328ok. does not seem to be anything we can do. the wait it out option seems to be getting more and more far fetched. so we have 1) go and speak to the demon (bad idea)2) clear our mind of all but though (a long shot)or 3) something i havent thought of
rolled 4 + 1 = 5Clear your mind!
>>19702379PfftthahahahaahahaOh, you guys.I was going to ask for a 1d10, but looks like you fixed that for me already.I'll get to writing.
>>19702357And Maha said that no one had lived through using it at all, except us. We've lived longer using it than anyone else. I'm not seeing much in the way of other possibilities, we've got legions coming and a demon squatting in our head.
rolled 9 + 1 = 10>>19702328ok we have to get out of the void. and to do that we have to get out of the metal. so lets clear our mind
tutor can we please use this >>19702398instead of this>>19702379
rolled 3 + 1 = 4>>19702387Oh hey look another person rolled a nice nine, can we take the average of that to bump it up to a 6.5?>>19702398
>>19702416Also ignore roll because I was the 4
So we're either using that 5 or my 11 to clear our mind and shit.
>>19702430they're supposed to be d10's so a 4 and a 9, he said earlier we can either use the first, or average it, with your nine the 4 turns into a 6.5.
>>19702329Talking about this one way back rigth after the update.
>>19702408>I asked whether you wanted averages or the first roll, and thus far, only first roll has been mentioned. I won't take highest roll, ever, though. It always ends up in a circlejerk with an infallible, invincible hero who can never, ever fail. It seems people want averages now, though, so unless someone desperately wants first roll, I'll go with averages after this one.>Relax, by the way. You're not going to win every fight. You won't die. (heh).The metal! It might help you out here!If you can just use it effectively, you can get out of the mansion and to a safe place. Maybe even where someone proficient in Mental magic can help you out with Dantalion!Kaoru has the seal now, and he can do way more than you can, especially in this predicament.There's only one thing you can do.Zen's the answer here.You try to remember every koan, every snippet of 'enlightening' proverbs and platitudes, to forcibly expel Dantalion from your mind, and your emotions with him.Oh wait, Dantalion's in your mind as well!He doesn't take kindly to your unwillingness to converse, it seems, as he RIPS AND TEARS AND SLASHES AND GOUGES YOUR MIND IS FALLING APART AT THE SEAMS IT HURTS IT HURTS GET IT OUTGETITOUTGETITOUTOUTOUTOUTOUTOUTOUTOUTOUTOUTOUTOUTOUTOUT!The pain is excuruceeting as you fel your santee slippng away, piec by piec, Dantalion! LA! LA! DANTALION!ARGH!You mange to caam doun an know it only hurts liddle bit in brain.>20% SANITY DAMAGE TAKEN>KEEP FIGHTING?
rolled 5 = 5>>19702516We can't move, teleporting will likely gib us if we try again and we've got a demon in our head. The only thing we can do is to have nothing but thought and to drive this bugger out.
rolled 5 = 5>>19702516Fight On! Can't let pain slow us down.
rolled 3 = 3>>19702516"No, fuck you Dandelion!"keep on truckin
rolled 3 = 3>>19702516that really even a question? determination motherfucker, fight on
rolled 8 = 8>>19702516Keep on fighting.
>>19702533>>19702532>gee, I wonder what the average of this isI'll wait for 5 minutes before moving on with the average of all the rolls.>>19702538>>19702544You guys really want Dave dead, dunye?
rolled 10 = 10>>19702516well we can either keep fighting or put ourselves at the tender mercy of a demon. yeah im going to go with fight
uh, guys?Did we ever actually get proof that the demons are, y'know, evil?Maybe we should just listen to what he says? Our sanity's going down the drain pretty fast.
>>19702569No time for philosophical debate, getting mindraped
>>19702577Didn't he only start mind-raping us when we tried to fight against him?He didn't seem to actually do anything before that, except telling us to 'come to the Void'Then again, he might have a trap set up, and mind-raping takes more power from him, I dunno.Just seems like we should keep it in mind
rolled 2 = 2>>19702516At least find out what it wants
rolled 9 = 9>>19702589i guess not
Rolling stops HEREAverage: (5+5+3+3+8+10+2)/7 = 5.14
>>19702598Oh dear.Welp. Dried frog pills, anyone?
>>19702598you didn't include the niiiiiiiine
>>19702607Is this an opposed test? theres always the possibility he rolls lower.
>>19702616I know combat is opposed, not sure about this mind magic trickery.
>>19702616>>19702622Call me cynical, but I have a feeling that our psyche probably isn't going to be handling mental contact with Dandelion too well.But there may yet be bliss in madness.
>>19702610wouldnt bring it up enough unless he rounds up.
rolled 6 = 6Fight, Fight, Fight, the scary demon in our head
>>19702610>Sorry, it came at the exact same second that I posted, then again, >>19702658>And this isn't opposed rolls, since it's not so much a fight as it is a purging of the self. Dantalion's just making it harder for you, and when you fail, punishing you like hell.GRARH! You stave off your insanity with a simple mantra:"I will not die. I will not lose. I will DESTROY Dantalion!"Rising your spiritual body from the metaphorical floor, you again focus as hard as you can on emptying your mind.AARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGH!IT'S LIKE A VICE GRIP MADE OF PAIN CRUSHING YOUR HEAD FROM THE INSIDE WITH A BILLION CUTS LIKE TINY KNIVES THAT STAB YOU FOREVER WHY DOES THIS EXISThttp://vocaroo.com/i/s03PAHA51t1W You can breleay uanstderund waht he is syinag why deos tihs hrut so mcuh WHY DEOS TIHS HRUT SO MCUH WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY IT HTURS IT HTURS IT HRUTS IT HTRUS IT HTRUS IT HURTS IT HURTS IT HURTS IT HURTS ITHURTSITHURTSITHURTSITHURTSITHURTS baahahahahaahahaha no more pain only peace from the evilhahahahahahahah no more pain please dantalion please no more hahahahaha listen i am laguhing for you dantalion hahaahahaahAHHAHAAH WHY WONT YOU STOP DANTALION WHY WONT YOU STOP DANTALION STOP PLEASE STOP PLEASE STOP I BEG YOU STOP BEG YOU STOP BEG YOU STOP>20% SANITY DAMAGE! AGAIN!>FIGHT ON, BRAVE KNIGHT?
rolled 7 = 7>>19702751Give him the boot!
rolled 5 = 5>>19702751KICK HIS ASS!
I'm going to take a bet and presume this is how Dave will be after this is all over
rolled 10 = 10Never give in, never give up and please go back to first roll, it should make the pace faster and I prefer gambling on success
rolled 5 = 5>>19702751fight on
FUCK DANDELION IN THE ASS
>>19702771yeah i kinda like the faster pace. and you are going to have people say go back to average when we roll low, but ohh well.
rolled 5 = 5>>19702777forgot dice
>>19702751I'm going to count up all rolls made until the next five minutes.In the meantime, please do a vote on whether you want the first roll, or the average.Personally, I prefer first roll since it makes it faster for me, but someone complained that it makes participation during rolls less fulfilling, and I wouldn't know anything about that.
>>19702777Woah man, woah.a little much
>>19702791Yes, shall we say that the first roll is our choice for today.
>>19702791i like the faster updating of first roll
Also, you guys didn't forget what I said about lethality, right?YOU REMEMBER THE LEVEL OF LETHALITY IN THIS GAME, RIGHT?!
first roll is best roll
>>19702827yep. it will suck rancid donkey balls when we die, but while we will it will be less we succeed at everything we try quest
rolled 6 = 6>>19702827Can we load saves?
>>19702827Guys. What he's trying to say is if we keep fighting, we are going to die.
rolled 10 = 10ROW ROW FIGHT THE TARAXACUM
>Average: (7+5+10+5+5+6+10)/7 = 6.9>Fucking Great Duke of Hell who specializes in knowing your thoughts and knowing the hearts of menRolling over, will start writing.>>19702860I am a man of principles. If you die, you die. That's it. Finished story. Better hope everyone can survive without you. I'll write an epilogue, though, if that happens.>>19702861Not necessarily, no. It's just phenomenally unlikely that you'll succeed, because of 'Great Duke of Hell', as you know. You guys know you've only been Magi for a couple of days, right?I'm starting the writing process now, unless anyone has any questions.
rolled 2 = 2We're doomed, aren't we?
>>19702938I'm just going to stop rolling now
Iאניthat Iשאניmeאותיto meליmine שליheהואsheהיאhimאותוto himלוwithעם ofשלonעלalsoגםbecauseכיtheאתnoלאsuchכךallכלthisזה wasהיהthere isישwhatמהalwaysתמידveryמאודpersonאדםI regret extremelythe waste of TWENTY SEVEN YEARSALMOST THREE DECADEsof my life fromunwarrantedholding downand settling for mediocritytiityi with no prospectsfor the futureI no longer speakof a place where I am meNo longer am I boundBy you, me, I, to, where, how.Am I free or in a world of fancy talesI do not knowYet I know I am grazing the edgeOf finalityyyyyyyyyyyyYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHU fiht BACK at DANTALION LA LA! DANTALION! U cn feel hm gettn less godd at holding ur bran for himself but u dunno if u cn do ths anymore it hurts so much oh dear god in the single moment of clarity the pain becomes so evident so clear to u must fight back aganst Dantalion only way right Dave? Fight is gud yes fight Dantalion and fight and win and fight because fighting yes is good at making Dantalion fighting at yes please Dave wake up from your insanity Dave, wake up before he annihilates what remains of your sanity but there is no sanity here mr. i dunno what ur talkin bout hehehe i am free finally>20% SANITY DAMAGE, YET YOU SEEM TO HAVE AFFECTED DANTALION, IF ONLY SLIGHTLY. THAT'S WHAT YOUR INNER VOICE IS TELLING YOU AT LEAST.>WOULD IT LIE TO YOU?>EVERYONE IS A LIAR.>STOP LYING DAVE.>STOP LYING
>>19703052umm guys i think it might be a good idea to figure out what door #2 is
>>19703052I'm throwing out a vote for giving in, we've held him off but that won't matter if we die, now we hope that Kaoru can work his magic soon.
>Just FYI, the only reason you haven't been eaten by demons yet is that the battle is happening in your mind, which is in the Void, which makes it detached from time and space, in a way. No time has actually passed in 'real life'
>>19703052alright. i vote to inter the void. find dantalion. we are not going to make much more headway this way. our san is down to 40% and that is if tutor is telling the truth. so find dantalion. yell at him to shut up. then ask what he wants
rolled 1 = 1>>19703094Can we go back to reality and rest a bit to recouperate and then get right back into it at the same time as we left?
>>19703126>HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA oh dear God this is why you people should never, ever be allowed to roll.I'm reverting to first roll, by the way.Anyways, no. You're trapped by the metal, which transferred you to the Void. You could probably have hid in the Void, if you hadn't spent all your energy on carving something onto a wall in the most inefficient way possible (although also only way possible), allowing Dantalion into your mind.>Oh, and 40% sanity left = you're fucking batshit insane holy shit what the fuck is wrong with you.>This will have consequences, I tell you that.
rolled 5 = 5>>19703052I reckon we'd better get the fuck out of here. Don't really know what modifiers I should be using, so just have a d10.[spoiler]pleasecritpleasecritpleasecrit[/loltgspoiler]
rolled 6 = 6>>19703181Fffffffffffffffffffuck.
rolled 7 = 7>>19703052we should run but we never run rolling for classy madness http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS8rpt1y6lk
rolled 6 = 6>>19703173Fuck that.Ol' Dandelion wants to get in our head? I say we get inside his head and see how much he likes having PURE INSANITY crammed up in there.
>>19703192Don Quijote was disillusioned, not insane.There's a huge, huge difference.Disillusioned is thinking you'll get laid if you defend a woman's plight on the internet.Insane is going out and raping a random woman as retribution when you don't,By the way, guys. When you post something you want done, it'd be really, really helpful if you also wrote the gist of -how- you'd do that.
>>19703208umm he caused it, so i think he likes it just fine
>>19703214I thought it was more fighting against him that caused it but whatever broheim.
>So, what do you do, guys? Submit? Try to expel him once again? Something which I have no way of predicting?>Roll a 1d10 if ýou think it's warranted (using void magic etc./fighting against Dantalion again.
rolled 7 = 7>>19703241Fight back!
rolled 4 = 4You can only manipulate something that you understand.My solution: Embrace our insanity, and let the voices in our head drown out Dandelion or whatever his name is.
rolled 1 = 1>>19703241not submit. go to into the void where he is. and try and keep ourselves from getting further mindfucked
>>19703211"What is it that you want?">aka 'please don't kill me'
rolled 4 = 4I think what may be the best solution at this point is to run and hide. Yeah, fuck it, let's see if we can't do something stupid like teleport to a different void or something.
>>19703241submit, see what he wants, and kindly tell him to piss off when he's done.
I am seeing five different suggestions right now.Almost all of them end in permanent death.This is really, really not how I imagined your encounter with Dantalion would be like.
rolled 4 = 4>>19703298Fine, Submit. See what the thingamajig wants.
>>19703298Talk to the guy, don't give in to him but see if we can get a chance to catch our breath and buy time while talking a bit.
>>19703323>implying that isn't one of the things that end in death
rolled 4 = 4>>19703298ok ok what do you fucking want ?yell this at the demon
rolled 10 = 10>>19703298WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO GET YOU TO SHUT UP!
rolled 6 = 6>>19703332Everything ends in death, bro. Let's just cut to the chase and become one with the void.
rolled 1 = 1>>19703298Okay, fuck it, let's try and talk to the huge ancient malevolent super-consciousness named Dandelion.Hey, what's the worst that could happen?
>>19703366>Hey, what's the worst that could happen?>nat 1I don't even.
rolled 8 = 8>>19703298Think of our brother and fight back. Fuck this demon up. If our brother can eliminate an army, the least we can do is kick a duke of hells ass.I say we summon up our willpower and visualize his seal in our mind, imagining cracks and dents in it that Dantalion is seeping through and forcing those cracks closed.
>>19703516Theres an idea, and with a pretty good roll, I like it but do we have enough mental fortitude left to try?
>>19703331>All this voice modulation is making me sick, BRACE FOR GRATUITOUS AMOUNTS OF VOCAROOOOOOOOOOO"WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO GET YOU TO SHUT UP?!"The voices stop. Hahaha the voices are over. The pain is going away! HAHAHAHAHA! IT IS GOING AWAY!NO! GO AWAY VOICE! DON'T COME BACK!http://vocaroo.com/i/s0SzDAePd7heGO AWAY! I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN! WHO IS BRETHREN MAGI VOID I DON'T KNOW WHO ARE YOU WHY AM I STOP BEING WHY DO YOU NO I DO NOT WANT THIS WHY PLEASE JUST STOP THIS I DON'T LIKE IT ANYMORE"Dantalion, you spoke without concealing it from me for once. Am I to believe you wished that I heard?"Kaoru? KAORU? WHY IS HE TALKING TO DANTALION? WHY ISN'T HE STOPPING HIM?http://vocaroo.com/i/s0Hm8PIwunTbWhy isn't Kaoru answering? WHY ISN'T HE ANSWERING?"It's either him, or his brother. His brother, however, would fail. He, will not."http://vocaroo.com/i/s0Fz9OWSFoKqYou can feel Dantalion loosening his grip on your mind. You can actually think coherently now! You, you think so at least?One thing you can't do is tell whether you're in the Void any more, because your arm's gone. The Void brings forth a representation of your body, so maybe you're simply accustomed to your body? Or is this Dantalion's doing?"Answer his question, Dave. Do not choose poorly.">Yes, if you answer this question wrongly, you might conceivably die. If you answer it any other way, though, hooooooooooooooooooooooooooo boy. I advise a discussion amongst you.
>>19703516Dude, our brother fucked up an unarmed legion.Like, one legion.Apparently, this guy has 35-36 at the very least.Given that Hell apparently works on you-kill-it-you-buy-it, this means he's definitely strong enough to kill at least 36 legions himself.Didn't it take a hundred Magi to seal Andromalius? And they had Kaoru too.I dunno man, it just seems like we're way, way in over our head.
>>19703564I am DAVE MOTHERFUCKING DAVESSON and you need to shut up and get back in your prison!Then do >>19703516
>>19703564"I am I, demon. You may have power, true, but none of it will ever break me."
What did the first one say?
Okay, I'm sorry. My hearing is not the best. What is the question?
>>19703673"Who are you?"
>>19703564"I am Dave Davesson, beginner magi">i have no idea if that was the big question or not
"I'm a magi with a silly sounding name who is trying to manipulate the void and powers beyond my understanding. Perhaps this is a topic best discussed over tea and butterfly tears?"Just because I want to play up the crazy.
>>19703564i am dave david davison. i am a one armed void magi. i am an idiot that tried to climb a mountain because i thought it was in my way. i am the idiot that tried to fight against a demon lord of hell because i refuse to give up. but that is just it. i dont give up. i pick a goal and until i find a better one i will fight with every fiber of my being for that goal. and right now im in the process of trying to find a easier path to my current goal of getting you to leave my mind alone
rolled 5 = 5>>19703564I am trying to figure that out my self
>>19703564I am Dave Davesson. I only have one arm and I'm an apprentice magi. I try to make us of forces far beyond my understanding and control and have the scars to prove it, I will keep meddling with these forces until I am dead or I meet whatever goals I set for myself.
I am a dipshit way in over his head, I have no skill in this magic crap, but that does not mean I will give in to anyone. I am Dave David Davidson and I will give into no man, demon, or god.
I am Dave Davidson and I am completely pissed off at my life, I have a brother who has always bested me at every turn, I have parents that don't even remember I exist, every person I have ever met has sought to use me to his or her own ends. I hate everything that I have, and at the same time I love everything I've been given, brother, shitty parents, and missed opportunities all in one. You say I cant see beyond my own needs, you're right, I'm human, but more than my own needs I want to protect everything I have with all of my being.
>>19703640"I am I, demon. You have power, true, but none of it will EVER break me. I am DAVE MOTHERFUCKING DAVESSON, and you need to shut up and get BACK in your prison!"Sam. Brother. This is for you. This one thing where I have to be better than you.For all our sakes.You know his weakness. The seal. You remember drawing it on the wall with nothing except your own willpower and ability to destroy. And so you shall use that willpower to seal him back wherever he came from!You visualize the seal and want to tear him back through it.Back to Hell!Wait, why can you hear something?Oh.Oh dear God.You're pushing him through the seal alright, Dantalion is coming through the seal.Which you drew on the wall.You've summoned him to your world, Dave.He's finally here.What have you done.Wait, why is he completely silent?He's looking at your body, plastered to the wall with metal, still. Why is he so silent?He moves slowly, meticulously towards your body.No, dear God no. Finally you managed to use your willpower to an unknown degree and this happens?Wait, what is he...As Dantalion claws his seal into the metal that covers your chest, you can see Kaoru standing in the corner."This must be done, Dantalion. Thank you for your trust."Dantalion merely nods, before turning towards you.You can feel yourself being pulled through the Void.This is it, you guess.This is how it all ends, huh.Death.It doesn't look like he's killing you, though..?
You reappear in the material world, in your physical body, now liberated from the metal. You try to open your eyes, but realize you can't see. And the pain, it's enormous.Then, you realize something.You can see everything.You look at your left hand, seeing nothing. Everything's as it should be.Yet you're still watching as if you were in the Void.Could it be? Did Dantalion..?Where is Dantalion, anyway?You feel so much stronger now.So much more powerful.So much more capable."Dantalion's seal is still visible on your eye. Only the Void Magi will be able to see it, though, and they most likely won't recognize it.Be thankful I was here. Dantalion might've reduced you to nothingness, had I not convinced him to go along with the original plan."You have no idea what has just happened.Or do you?>Congratulations! You've lost your eyes. BUT, they've been replaced by the Void metal, in the first ever successful transplant. You can now enter the Void at will, and add +2 to all void-related rolls (excluding other modifiers).>Oh, and you're still batshit insane. Also, there might be a demon living inside your eyes.
>>19703733>>19703716>>19703704>>19703703These would all have gotten you killed.>>19703866>>19703856Who the hell are you, impostor?Here's the real story:>Rocks fall>Everyone dies
>>19703894That's rather unsurprising.But I'm glad to see my suggestion worked.
>>19703894What's going on, now?
ok i have no idea what is going on. someone please explain
>>19703915>>19703912Rocks fell.Everyone died.End of story?>You've just seen the third seal, your eyes are full of demon-metal-Void-whatthefuck, your brain is all jacked up, Kaoru's right in front of you and just had a conversation with a demon lord, and you're pretty sure I'm not making any sense right no
>>19703894fuuuuck, and here I didn't bother to look at trips and assumed he was the you from the post length.
>>19703935He was me.I was joking.I like to be an asshole at 6 AM in the morning.This is about the point where I start getting really cryptic.
ok. kaoru. is it possible, no wait, is it likely that the rest of the void magi can be saved? if so what do i need to do
>>19703866Hey there Kaoru, I could really really use a drink right about now, and some answers. Answers would be nice too.
>>19703866Welp. First things first. Flick ourselves in the eyes. Then very calmly ask Kaoru what the flying fuck just happened.
>>19703955also do you happen to know any good magi to fix demon caused batshitatude? becasue i seem to be clocking a minimun of a 7fansworths on the crazy scale
>>19703985>also do you happen to know any good magi to fix demon caused batshitatude? becasue i seem to be clocking a minimun of a 7fansworths on the crazy scaleThat's the funniest thing I've read all day
I'm taking just a small break.Been what, 6 hours now?Just a small one, though
>>19704032What? I demand some answers.YOU CAN'T JUST LEAVE NOWWHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON, YOU ASSHOLE
Kaoru, earlier you you said you've always had those eyes, and that nobody else had ever succeeded. Others have said that you are the only void master they've ever known of, were you trained like me, some odd thousand years ago, or are you the only one that has ever been?
>>19704032Feel free, mate.
>>19704116Also we need to get some bitchin mirrored aviators.
>batshit insaneI can't read that any way except "sometimes I'll make you do something completely different from all the suggestions because CRAZY!"Sure hope I'm wrong.
You decide to take things calmly, collected. As a rational man, you'd expect nothing else of yourself.You flick your new eyes and ask Kaoru what the flying fuck just happened.He doesn't seem to be sure how to respond."Well, Kaoru do you happen to know any good magi to fix demon-caused batshitatude 'cause I seem to be clocking a minimum of a 7 fans worth on the crazy scale.""It should pass with time.""Fucking excellent. I need a drink. Some answers would be nice too.""A drink, I cannot provide. Answers? Maybe. Ask.""Well, earlier you said you've always had those eyes, and that nobody else had ever succeeded. Others have said that you are the only Void master they've ever known of. Were you trained, like me, some odd thousand years ago, or are you the only one that has ever been?""I'm the only one I've ever known as well. None of my disciples have managed to harness the Void as I have. In fact, no one other than you has ever managed to make it a part of themselves.""So I guess I'm like twenty different kinds of awesome now, huh? All that crippling loneliness and isolation finally pays off big time, BOOYAH!""The next seal. I need Seere's seal."Hm.>What do?>>19704412I find that slightly offensive.Also>CHOO CHOO!
>>19704416Oh, and one more thing. What did you mean by "original plan".
>>19704416How much time do we have before you need Seere's seal? Could you teach me more about the Void and my newfound powers?What was your original plan with Dantalion, how did it change, what actually happened to me?
rolled 10 + 2 = 12Lets go scrying for that shit, ain't nothing stopping us now
>>19704416so on the rest of the void magi, did they become demon munchies?
>>19704478i think we get a total plus 3 now. we had the original +1 and now an extra +2, but they might not stack so im not sure
>>19704530Nah, it's total +2Anyways, I know I just took a break guys, but apparently I've got bed bugs or something because everything is itching like fuck. I'll just take a quick shower and then we'll start again
>>19704555The lesson here is to wash your sheets once in a while.
>>19704416New question for Kaoru"Did the others make it?"if no. followed by."God dammit! yadda yadda yadda this is my fault."
>>19704463The tutor is an IRL friend, he discusses this a little with me when i'm not busy playing video games. Apparently Dantallion was supposed to be your new ally/bro, so yeah.
>>19704777Figured as much after the talking.Unless Kaoru's gone traitor
>>19704777damn. well that was not clear. if your a demon you kinda have to go above and beyond in order to get people to listen to you, or at least get your intermidiary (kaoru) to let us in on the plan
>>19704814He was so close to ending the quest aswell, you guys dodged a bullet.
Really sorry guys, but my fingers are fucked up beyond recognition from the whateverthefuck has bitten me. Might just be an allergic reaction, but it's certainly too uncomfortable to carry on, especially at this hour.Thanks for participating. And as always, critique is welcome.
>>19705264That's unfortunate, hope you get better soon OP. When's the next time you might run this?
>>19705435I honestly don't know. Mostly likely not before Thursday, as I'm headed abroad on Wednesday and have to prepare, so spending 6-7 hours in a row might a bit difficult, heh.Anyways, thread's archived, feel free to ask questions, although it might take a while before I can answer.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html