The Story of Omar Denis Continues!Previous threads can be found here:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=OverhumanAfter losing his parents due to circumstances beyond his control, Omar unlocked his latent potential as an Overhuman.Recruited by a mysterious woman in black, known as "Fauna," he entered into an organization known as "Renaissance."During the training of his powers, he absorbed the legend of the phoenix and shot up in danger levels among the organization, tested in the desert, he was allowed to live..Last time: The training assignment "Butterfly Room" was taken! Our room's been ordered to be refurnished.Time was spent with Violet in her own room, what was she...Now, Omar enters into the Butterfly room for shift and quickening training with "Kill!"Omar will take down the supervisor of this facility in time... It'll only take time...
>>22890009think like the humming bird so kill have you herd the word?you know THE WORD "bird bird bird" don;t you know about the word ? then burst into speed
>>22890114O come on every one knows bird is the word
After getting the exact location of the Butterfly room among the training facilities, I run into Kill on the way there."Hey kid, good ta see ya picked up my recommendation.""Well, we're both invokers, only makes sense right?""True, true. About that firebird thing ya do.." Kill scratches his stubble in thought."Yeah? What is it?""Refrain from us'n it in this practice. Not the focus of this shift train'n." "What is the butterfly room exactly?"Kill smiles smugly," Kid, you know I can't spoil th' surprise."Well, I already kind of expected it to be horrible... I mean, the warmup room was already pretty fucked up.. If I hadn't taken on that... "form"... Oh boy, I'd be baked alive.. Kill begins to part from our path. "Goin in the other side kid, you enter here."I watch as he disappears and rub my own temples a bit at the metal door before me with digital butterfly on an lcd screen above it..."I... I really don't even want to know what I'll be dealing with..."Putting in my cred card to open the door, I see another before me, an airlock chamber like the Warm up room, seems most of the training chambers are like this. The next set of doors open up and I see a metal platform and the rest of the room covered in sand... I soon see Kill on the other side...
"Hey Kill, what is this?"Kill shakes his head, I see that he's barefoot."Aw kid, take yer shoes off. You shoulda done that in the lock, sorry I din't tell ya.">A) Shoes Off>B) Shoes On>C) Try to figure out what this is about...
>>22890250>>A) Shoes Offand shirt flex few musicales take a pose "are you going to Pump Me Up?"
>>22890250so float? like a butterfly?
>>22890318You've got the idea. Or get stung by an ejected spike.
>>22890250Shoes off, lets do this.
>>22890350what? what? what? why would we take off our shoes?ok quicking seams simple enough lets do something differentbetter stronger fastersee the future ....borne of the living force one with the force we are Anakin skywalker take the legion of Darth Vader into us move away from wear the darts will bepush gently away those that would get close with the force as our ally anything is possible
>>22890567that is soooo... crazy it gotta work or kill us no matter that god dam I love it we Jedi now
>>22890199take off shoes kick them into a corner >>22890305fuck yea sexy pose show off the guns >>22890567you mad man I think I am in love do this
I kick my my shoes off an flex my muscles a bit. Now that I think about it, they feel better than they ever have before... I take my hoodie off and take a good look at them, ridiculously defined and lean. Seems my power of adaptation's been getting the best of my body. Though I see that my now red and gold mark is sprawling all over the place..Kill takes a step onto the sand, his skin flushing red with the brilliant white spots for a moment. From the distance, I don't see any change in the sand."Come on kid, the sand's fine." He chuckles."Ok, so what are we going to do in here?" I ask, hesitant to trust the sand..."Well, I'll be putting you through some drills later... Though usually, this room's supposed to be for sparring in dangerous conditions to make shift happen easier...""Dangerous conditions?""Step onto the sand kid..."I stare at it for some time, while he stands opposite, barefoot with his usual military pants and tanktop...I take a step into the sand, feeling it run between my tows before hearing a mechanical sound and seeing a spike in my foot. "MOTHERFUCKER!!!" The spike retracts and I fall back, holding my foot in pain, as Kill laughs."Oh kid! Man, that never gets old...""Fucking shit man! What is this?!""In the butterfly room, you need to float like a butterfly. Or get stabbed by a metal spike. Well, you could shift to be lighter, or you could quicken to move before they deploy. But with th' sand here, that's hard.I focus on my foot, drawing a lot of energy in to make it heal, back to standing I stare at the sands, thinking of how I'll try this...>Focus purely on quickening.>Focus Purely on shifting.>Try to use both at once.>Write in...
>>22890567The force is a complex idea.. likely even moreso than the Phoenix... and I said before, failure to fully absorb will lead to very nasty side effects, along with a chance of outright death.
>>22890668We go for both at once
>>22890691no gain with out pain no glory with out the chance of defeat no power in playing it safe.one does not advance with out risk we are the age gender ethnicity and the proper emotional state to constantly do risky things I say go for it
>>22890668both?>>22890691we did it once and Omar till doesn't know how risky it is so far he is good at it I refuse to meta game. So lets give it a go >>22890794true words Force Be with us
>>22890834Fauna has warned...But on a more character inclined note, what part of being Anakin, or a force user in general would help him?
>>22890933see the future don't be wear the spikes are latter build I light saber possibility are endless better than shifting and powers like invokers whats not to love?
>>22890933well its fucking awesome >>22891067true we can evolve to gain other powers like the other over human types good point lets go for it
>>22890933see the future move faster be stronger shoot lighting from our fucking hands whats not to love ?telekinesis http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Force_power"Nothing is impossible with the Force."
So the spikes deploy through pressure... Getting to my feet, and still standing on the metal platform, I stare at the sand and think...Would being a Jedi help me? I'd have an idea of where the spikes are at... though I've already deployed one on the first step.. they're likely to be everywhere...Well, I turned into a Phoenix last time, what's the worst that can happen if I try this?Focusing on Anakin Skywalker, I try to absorb the concept of what it would mean to be a "Jedi." It's hard, and I feel like I don't even have the full scale of it, I feel like my body's on fire, and not in the good way like before, it's awful, like my flesh is peeling, and I still haven't gotten the grasp of it. "Kid? Hey kid! No, don't do that! Goddamnit, KID!" I open my eyes and feel weak, my muscles feel like they're acid, bloody spots have opened up on my skin... "What the-" Everything goes black.I wake up, back in the hospital bed, like after the Warm-up chamber... This time, I feel like I can't even move... My body hurts and aches, I feel like I'm bleeding all over.Kill is there, reading a magazine.Looking over, he notices that I'm awake, he shakes his head at me slowly."Goddamnit kid... I guess we thought you'd figure it out."Figure what... I mouth the words through my breathing apparatus, I don't even feel my voice come out.."Tryin ta take on shit that's too big in the world... You know how many invokers have died from that? You got lucky with that other thing, a miracle really." Kill sounds tired, tired and.. like a dad."My specialty is tak'n on th' spirit of warriors. My first try was Ali, y'know, float like a butterfly Ali... That almost put me where you are now. But floating like a butterfly... that's a simple thing... Being the Legend, that's a whole other kid... Your power's fried, and you aint heal'n 'cause of it. You'll be back to normal soon though, don't worry." Kill ruffles my hair. . .
>>22891283yo we still getting paid?how we train that up?
>>22891331Problem is capacity, skill, and the overall idea.Force involves midchlorians, and being from the star wars universe, it'd be extremely hard to rip that from it... Along with the fact that there are different methodologies for it, practices, and so on. And taking on a character? Oh boy, that's another hurdle.Aside from the fact that it's based on an organism that permeates space, it's too big of an idea to take in.
>>22890009>Is overjoyed at seeing Overhuman Quest thread>Annoyed that it's somewhat late at night where I liveFuck.
>>22891415It'll be archived...I'm glad you derive joy from the very existence...I'm sorry it's so late. Started as soon as I got home from work.
>>22891283this fool these cowards they know not of our power we shall over come this power block and kick reason to the curb our only fault not going big enough >>22891391well then simpler yet more powerful ok TTGLit is what training will help us beat this impasse ?
>>22891391well fuck the more we know >>22891453yes much training before we try that or something like it again
>>22891440Thanks!And don't worry about it. As long as you keep this up I'm good.
>>22891440The more I read this and all, the more I find that this could make an epic tabletop game.
>>22891499But what system though?For some reason I keep thinking d6.
>>22891499Something I've thought of...My original intention was to write a book of the "main story" (Omar's story is likely building importance in world events however.)Though as I've hosted this on /tg/ I think making characters for such a game would be... so enticing...
>>22891523I kinda see shadowrun, but then again, I am not really experienced on many systems.
>>22891542Neither am I.Fucked around with 3.5e and 4e D&D Character creators, as well as some Pathfinder ones but that's it.
>>22891528exactly my point, the characters are diverse and fun. I could just imagine much fun from creating characters for this kind of game.
During the week, I get more visits from Kill and Wallie.No sign of Fauna or Violet...When I asked about them, I found out that Fauna had been deployed before I did this to myself, and Violet.. was being Violet. I guess she's really not interested in seeing this side of me.By the end of the week, my ability to absorb comes back, though I'm almost scared to use it from the unearthly pain it caused... I get back into the habit little by little... Though it still freaks me out a bit... I also find that I can't use my Phoenix form for whatever reason, It almost feels like I'm lacking a "spark" to get it going...Anyway... I'm back in shape a week later, Wallie tells me that Kill's on deployment. Asking when he'll be back Wallie says," When the job's done, that's all there is to it."I've attended magic theory briefings of invocation to see what Renaissance knows of the subject.After a breakfast of just Wallie and I. I head back to my room. Most of our "group" has been deployed. I kind of think that Wallie just stuck around to keep an eye on me, Violet's been aloof as usual too, I get the feeling that she won't bother with me until I show that I'm incredible again.> Attend Magical theory classes.> check catalog.> Check missions> check training.> Explore facilities.
>>22891565>[X] Attend Magical theory classes.Understanding how things work might make it easier to get stuff back.
>>22891563Speaking of characters, I'm hoping to let you guys see Brandon Noire in action... aka "Lock"How effective do you think his power is?Oh, and with console access, you guys can ask me for "profile" at any time and Omar will know of the person's stats as well.Same goes for ordering from Renaissance Catalog.
>>22891565Attend Magical theory classes!We can make up the money we lose by not doing missions later, when we're more knowledgeable in what we can and can't do.
>>22891565>>X Attend Magical theory classes.> Check missionslets do some good
>>22891565attending magical theory sounds great, won't put too much stress on omars body
I decide to finally attend the magical theory classes that I had been skipping out on, I realize that I had only assumed that I knew jack shit about this stuff.. I guess nearly dying's made me a bit wiser in that respect, there's so much I don't know..When I arrive at class, there's a couple other people around my age, I recognize the younger set from when I had entered into assessment.This isn't a classroom of Desks and chairs, It's midday and we're at a separate sparring area than the primary zone.There's a man with scars on his face, standing before us with dark red scar-marks on his face..."Glad of you to join us today Denis. I am Jack Kleff, I've taken up the duty of teaching Invokers.. along with physical-adept Animists."His voice is calm and unerring, his eyes stern, and sharp... I see why they call him Spartan..."Drake, Katie, will the two of you begin a three point spar while I instruct Omar in basic magic theory?"The boy looks away abruptly and stammers, saying, "Y-yes, sir."Katie simply smiles.While the two of them go at it, Spartan breaks down what Invokers do and how they do it, asking what I already know and guiding me to the all conclusion of what I should know...
Rolled 30>>22891849(You gonna archive this thread, OP?)
I already know that Invokers have an edge against evokers, however I learn that because of the basic principle of our power... to absorb the immaterial to sustain our abilities... and the flaw in it that too much will react horribly... Animists have an indisputable edge against us due to the fact that they use their own souls, which are virtually impossible to absorb."Why are their souls impossible to absorb?"Two reasons Denis... First, souls contain everything that they are, and have been. to wrap your mind around the entirety of a person's history... you'd have to be a god to do that... Second, just as much as we can pull, they can pull back. Our fatigue lies in this. They can force our exhaustion if we try to negate them. Do not ever attempt to draw from an animist if you suspect one.""So, I'd become bedridden?""Likely, same as if you tried to become a jedi. You told someone, we all heard, we all laughed once, we're done laughing. Don't kill yourself through ignorance. Don't try to go and absorb God."I nod, though I think... I'll have to try something like that one day...>Ask questions(State)>Ask to join in sparring.>Ask to be dismissed.
>>22891960>Ask questions(State)I think we should ask about how we feel there was a spark missing to the Phoenix thing and that it's still out of commission. There's no real point in keeping that hidden as it'll get out soon enough anyways. See if he knows more of the theory behind shifting and so on.
>>22891915Of course.I usually archive it when I can title it..."Magic theory"Or "The Overload?"
>>22891984good question, maybe it is a result of our power reacting to... itself. Therefore protecting us.Either way, I go with you on this one.
>>22891987As long as you archive it, I don't care.>>22891984>>22892018I agree with these two Anons.
So I've been thinking about something after reading the archives. Would it be possible to create a sort of "battle form", similar to the phoenix form, but with a focus on physical enhancements instead of magical, and obviously not nearly as powerful. I mean specifically like mimicing a bunch of specific features as part of a package transformation. What is the feasibility of this?
>>22892085Fuck yes!Thank you!
>>22891960>Ask questions(State)what is good to absorb? and how do I build that up what makes us stronger?simplest best right ?any training to expand compression ?sudoku crosswords ?also op here a book that could help lets get it we did do karate right ?fuck yea breathing meditations ans mindfulness http://www.sacred-texts.com/eso/sob/index.htm
>>22892085As a note, I fucked up "John's" name... I was thinking of a friend that trained me in martial arts...>>22892102Yes, that is quite feasible, though it'll require some work... Aside, I'm still looking for a good spot for a "training montage" time skip. It'll involve asking what focus in training he'll do, and who with...
>>22892179what kind of martial arts?system ?style?what rank you get?
>>22892179For that I'd advocate training the living fuck out of ourself with Fauna. She's likely to teach us an awful lot, and she's cute.
>>22892179Ah, good. I was thinking something that would resemble more or less a humanoid-dragon form with features like denser musculature, scale armoring, etc.I was thinking that because Omar already absorbed the phoenix to keep with the whole "mythical" creature mimicry as something of a signature. Now I don't mean something as difficult as absorbing the concept of the dragon, but just taking on a bunch of features that would make Omar resemble one somewhat.Although I wouldn't mind an attempt at absorbing that concept in the future if Omar becomes good at using that form, provided it even becomes a thing in the first place.
>>22892209Friend trained me in Muay Thai, though informal.I'm formally trained in Kempo Karate, though I've had to quit recently due to circumstance. I achieved my third belt, colored orange, and have material for my next belt rank.Guilty truth, I gave Omar Karate as it's something I've actually trained. I know basics of some other arts though...
>>22892304Dragon is far too big a concept, Phoenix is big, and could have killed us, but it's restricted to one legend.Dragon myths exist the world over, there's thousands of variations, they exist in numerous different fantasy settings, it will make our head go pop.
>>22892344I'll give you guys a bone. As the myths are often separate organisms... the name of a dragon would be easier.Also, this anon's observation is correct on the Phoenix... the variation of myths are far fewer.
>>22892344I suppose that's also something to take into consideration when taking on concepts is scale (power) versus scale (variety). Would it be possible to narrow the focus during absorption or is it a package deal?
>>22892374Okay, so it'd be far easier to embody Fafnir, the Dragon from Beowulf, Jormungand, Orochi or something like that than just DRAGON.
>>22892326fuck yea karate great NiDan here been at it since I was a kid love me some Aikijutsu though gotta love them life changing injuries>>22892374so... lets go Articuno, Zapdos, cause we got Moltres. on that note lets order all Pokemon games and the systems to play them along with a big screen tv and all the Pokemon dvd and the comics in paper back gotta catch all the forms
I mull it over in my head for a moment, as Spartan has asked if I have anymore questions..."Um, John... I wanted to know if there's anything you know about shifting...""What is there that you'd like to know?""Well, the general theory behind it... I know how to do it naturally... but it'd be better if I really knew how it works, right?""Denis, all that we know is based on individual experiences.. that said, I have little first hand experience in shifting. Though the theory of it is... Using an idea, concept, or thoughtform without conversion into pure power... In this way, we instead transform some part of ourselves into what we take in. It is risky however without proper training, your first try was luck." John gets close to me, glaring," Luck, Denis."His presence is rather overwhelming.. however I understand that he's helping me..." There's... there's something I need to let you know...""What is it?""I can't... Well, I haven't been able to change into my phoenix form... I... didn't have any difficulty the second time..."To this, John puts his fingers to his mouth in thought."It's uncommon for most invokers... However there are some shift-types that have taken to using Totems to facilitate their shifts. That could help you...""Any more questions, Denis?" Spartan looks to Katie and Drake, Katie's walloping Drake with sand and he's mostly on the defensive."Three point Katie! Three strikes and then Drake strikes back!" He shouts to the two teens fighting in the sand. "Look, if you're not ready to spar today, it's not a big deal. Finish your questions and go, hm?">Ask more questions.( State)> Engage in supervised spar with...- Katie (Animist)- Drake (Invoker)
>>22892495Let's have a nice little brawl with Drake.
>>22892495fuck it lets try they can't hurt us more than we did our selves
>>22892470Yes, Specific dragons have specific legends rather than the whole.It's like what a Word implies...Touching on the subject, I did reference gods to exist in the immaterial world.If one were to try to absorb the concept of "God" they would be terribly unsuccessful.However, if one were to focus on "Pan," that'd be different.In another way, the more people that know of something, the harder it is to absorb just the same... The immaterial is the realm of the mind, souls, dreams, memories, spirits, and gods. and John has been our exposition.
>>22892481Articuno, Zapdos, be Pokemon ? why not>>22892495Drake i bet we can at least hold our one agents him
>>22892555Can we turn into Aries, the mighty god of war and wreck shit in gigantic form with a hammer or something?
>>22892588Theoretically... Yes...At this point, though.. you'd think Invokers are OP... but... Evokers and Animists can get just as BS...
>>22892607Well that one bitch can flat out control people.So if I get this right, the more we know the better we are and that in fact knowledge is power.
>>22892588Maybe, but lots of people know Ares. Let's go for the lesser known legends, it's easier with those.Like Koschei the Deathless, Bas Celik, Lugh Lamhfhada, Perun. Greek is off limits, everyone knows Greek ones.
I decide that I'll engage in a spar.. no spikes in the sand or anything after all.. heh... Oh that's gonna stick in my head..."Katie! Drake!"The two, cease what they're doing as soon as Spartan calls, sand-covered fists melt from Katie's arms as she walks over, the hair on her arms glowing a soft gold.Drake, realizing that the beating's stopped shakes off residual sand and walks over, I catch a glimpse of crescent shaped marks on his shoulders in a scale-pattern...The two stand before Spartan and I."Denis, who will you fight?"My better judgement says that I shouldn't bother fighting an Animist... even a new one.. "I'd like to participate in a match against Drake." I put my left hand over my fist, and bow respectfully. Spartan shoots Katie a look and she exits the sand pit."Um , sir?""What is it Denis?""Why do we use so much sand?""Because it's cheap and doesn't break like floors would. Also gives evokers and Animists something to "play" with."Well, I suppose that makes sense...Stepping into the sand hesitantly, I ready myself before Drake, that stands with an ill practiced guard. I take my stance and slowly draw in power...>A) Go all in, reinforce and crush.>B) Quicken, we'll see if we're faster.>C) Shift, let's see if that butterfly idea helps...>D) Write in.
>>22892762>>C) Shift, let's see if that butterfly idea helps...I kind of want to focus on shifting, it seems like an interesting area to specialize in.
>>22892709So glad I can look them up if need be...Don't know if you noticed, but... Spartan implied that Renaissance doesn't know much about legend shifting. . .
>>22892798That makes it even better. They won't know exactly what we're capable of. Maybe we can read up on some Voodoo and take in things like Baron Samedi or some other lesser known Loa, that'd be fun. And we'd have an excuse to drink rum and smoke cigars.
>>22892791We still have our natural ability of evolution.Just as a reminder.It's the reason the shifting isn't as hard as it would be from scratch.
>>22892762>>C.) ShiftWhat would this entail, a change in bone structure/musculature?
>>22892762 evolution/shift think great worm (dune)
>>22892762Shift to cobra for venom spit and aim for his eyes
>>22892889I'm not sure about taking something from Dune, there's a lot of connected ideas that we'd have to draw from, just like how the Force was big there's the Worm's inherent connection to the Spice. It might be easier to get something like that from Nidhoggr, Ladon. Though we should play it safe and get it from an actual existing real snake.
>>22892951this is good too
>>22892951Also use quicken to inrease our reflexes and chance to hit.
I decide to take in the concept that Kill had tried to get across to me earlier. Float like a butterfly, right?I draw in energy and focus on that concept.. it feels much smaller than what I had tackled before, soon I feel light as a feather, and as I shift my stance, the sand barely moves under my feet... that was fairly-Drake clocks me with a right hook while I'm distracted, sending me down into the sand, as it displaces... I lost the hold of it..Getting up, Drake says," Man, you gotta keep your guard up. can't go spacing out with thinking." level myself out... I get it, that room was so that I could maintain a shift like that while preoccupied. . . Kill was there with me to keep me busy..Drake throws another punch, a hook, I try to deflect it with a swing of my arm, yet find it still continues, directly into my face, laying me out again."Drake, give him a moment! It's no contest!" Spartan shouts, making Drake look like less of an ass...I keep forgetting... I need to fight like an Overhuman to match an Overhuman...I shift into "Float like a Butterfly" and hold that thought as I dodge his next swing. He's unnaturally strong, as an invoker should be. though it seems he's not using quickening...Tacking on Quickening to my "Float like a Butterfly, I effortlessly glide through the sand, not slipping at all the way that Kill had done during assessment. He looks so much slower now...I throw a chambered punch to his face and find that he's nearly unphased, only rocking slightly.Putting on some distance to figure out what he's doing, he taunts."Dude, if this was a real fight, I'd have torn you apart!" The glowing scale-like marks crawl onto his chest, and he continues," Pure reinforcement! No speed, no shifting, only solid attack and defense! can you match this, Denis?!"I'm quickening and using Butterfly to move easily.. I'm not sure if I can use all three at once...
>A) Reinforce.>B) Adapt fist like in the Warm-up chamber...>C) Amp up the current quickening further. Pure speed!>D) Write in
Ohhh... ouch... I archived this thread as "session 76" ... ehhhh
As an aside... I really want to see a quest based on this setting...http://www.mangainn.com/manga/1802_dreamlandEndless possibilities in that...
>>22893069We know Karate, they ought to have taught us grappling, it doesn't matter that much how strong you are when you're pinned in the right way. So, B, Adapt our Fist, get a few good hits in, get him off balance, and then grapple him and break something.
>>22893057>>B.) Adapt FistIt's something that we did once so repeating it should be a fairly straight forward task.
>>22893057D no need drain his reinforcement take his idea
>>22893069C) Amp up the current quickening further. Pure speed!
Personally I think trying to absorb the Force was absolutely stupid.It would have definitely killed us, could have taken our Phoenix form out of commission, and -as Spartan said- made us lose face.Just remember, it was only with a really rare Roll that we got Phoenix, and you could pretty much tell it wasn't going to work when Dranule had no mention of Rolling for it.
>>22893228When Dranule said nothing about Rolling for the Force*
>>22893228Omar had no idea we spiked learning about how powers work repeatedly and it worked once for us great I for one refuse to meta game Omar had every reason to think it would work now we know better also losing face is good we want to look week
>>22893272We lost respect, now they're going to take us less seriously.
>>22893272No he wouldnt. We almost died during the Phoenix transformation, only saved by Fauna.
I decide that my best method of attack would be that "fist" I had attained in the warm-up chamber... As Drake rushes me, again, I quicken out of the way, draw more distance and quicken the change of the club-like fist... I feel the structure in my chambered right arm change and coil tightly the spring-like cannon of pure potential energy take form. Drake stares wide-eyed at that,"So it's true, you being a shift-type... Well, let's see how you handle this!" Drake's marks glow more brightly and he drops down to all fours. "This sand pisses me off... But I'll mow you down!"He charges with his arms out, prepared for a ridiculous takedown. If he used quickening... yeah... this'd be tougher... I step to the side, seeing everything move much more slowly again and deliver a crushing blow to the back of his head, putting him down into the sand as he had done me.Drake stays down, and Spartan walks up, shaking his head. "This boy's going to take some work... Good job Denis. Though be mindful that this boy is even less trained than you. It'd be wise to pull a bit for his sake. If you're still good to go, I'm sure Katie would be delighted to spar with you."The girl with short red hair smiles gleefully...>A) Dismiss yourself, that's enough for now...>B) Take up the challenge of an animist.>C) Ask questions. (state)>D) Write in.
>>22893345Thank you.>>22893351B, but be careful.
>>22893285all the better to kill them withhave you forgotten we want blood even if spit on and beaten there hearts will be ours you think the black cars and people that killed our mother was the government?no it was them only way they found us so quick they will pay ... all of them
>>22893351B, we haven't fought one yet, might be a good learning experience. Remember not to try to nom her magic as we can't nom souls.
>>22893345>>22893285>>22893272What's done is done.On the better note, it's given Omar reason to expand his knowledge base. Losing face earned him a bit of humility.It's also given him insight as to what overloading his power will due to his body, and given him a healthy dose of fear...
>>22893351>>B) Take up the challenge of an animist.but go easy she is a girl
>>22893381You forget Omar is under 17, he's still moderately innocent even though he saw his mother killed; he's a good kid who won't kill some cunts just because they disrespected him; and that he's not a sadist like Fauna.
>>22893423Hahahahaha, no. She's an Over, at this point your gender doesn't matter in terms of a fight.
>>22893428Like Fauna... that killed her own parents.
>>22893443Imagine every day knowing your parents didnt give a single fuck about you and Im sure youd rage
>>22893442this. But go easy on her because she's new, and when we spar with Spartan he won't give us a break if we don't give her one.>>22893443>>22893450she's a fucking crazy cunt, ahahhaha.
>>22893470But shes our crazy cunt
>>22893487dam right with the power of LOVE we can help her off with her pants
I agree to spar with Katie, and she damn near skips into the ring, utterly excited at the prospect of fighting me.Spartan removes Drake from the premises and declares that we may both begin.I bow to Katie and she simply smiles," I don't quite think that when fighting in missions we'll have time to be so formal... So I won't... Teacher Kleff hasn't told us so...."the hairs on her arms glow a soft gold, sand crawls up her body as she smiles. "Let's just start." For a moment I think that I should take it easy on her as she's a girl.. And then she advances, I reflexively lash out with my adapted arm, generating a small shockwave... as I hit empty air, glancing, I see that she's performed a cartwheel. Suddenly I feel a solid mass of sand knock me to the ground... Katie stands over me, smiling as the sand stirs about her body like a living creature, moving to her breath, and it seems even her pulse. "Come now Omar, I wanna see what you can do!"You know, she's actually kind of cute...>A) Reinforcement. Smash through that sand!>B) Quickening, I'm not getting laid out again.>C) Shift. I'll take a form... but what could help..(state, and mind that this is a spar)>D) Write in. (combination-wise.)
>>22893487>>22893531Fauna love, it's... beautiful
>>22893589B-Fast like a guy running fastVerification: Fast Anreasu>>22893603I know right?
Also, if it helps at all... One way to think of Animists, is to think of benders. (from ATLA)They're a hybrid-like type that use their own souls to empower themselves and manipulate the world. They don't manipulate the "Flow" like evokers or Invokers, and instead work with their own immaterial body.
>>22893589C, let's Shift. Let's try going for some variety of Desert Snake which are good at reading sand and its vibrations, if we know how the sand is going to move before she does it we can take the advantage and punch her in the face.
>>22893589>>B) QuickeningShe's fast, and the key to beating fast is to also be fast. Keep the adapted fist, though.
>>22893589B Quickening, I'm not getting laid out again.
>>22893589>C) Shift. I'll take a formwater flow in between her guard between the grains of sand quick like raging river and crash on her like a water fall
>>22893644>>22893644>>22893644and we can use this form in fights with Kill and since the Compound is in the desert...
>>22893589>>22893641so she is a earth bender ?shiftmove like water give way and slide away meat resistance with empty space. when we attack hit like snow crushing down all that impends us with strong punches
>>22893694Avatar is my best comparison.
>>22893710So she's like 24 feet tall...?
>>22893776What?No... not the James Cameron... Basically, she's putting her soul into what she's controlling, thus it makes as she does or wills it to.
>>22893807there's another Avatar...?
>>22893818The last airbender
>>22893818Avatar: TLA. Good series.
Looking up at her, she just smiles down at me amiably.. I almost just want to lay here..."Denis, don't go easy on her if you are. Katie's talented in her own right, you had better respect that."Right, yes... I focus on the sand, thinking as I get up slowly.. She uses sand and we're standing in sand... she's quick for not being an invoker, and her strikes feel like they weigh a ton... she must be doing something with that.. No, no, the sand.. if I could know her next move... I focus on that thought... reading the sand... I start to feel vibrations in my toes... I duck just as she delivers another cartwheel kick to my head, she laughs joyously, popping up on her hands and then landing in a sitting position."Well, I didn't catch you this time. Come on, let's see what you're made of!"She pops off with her feet and flips back to standing with one hand, which is remarkable given that we're in sand.. I feel the vibrations again...Quickening, I dodge another high blow and jump just as she delivers a sweep. it's like she's everywhere, I back off and decide to attack her with my chambered arm, blowing out another shockwave-inducing strike, of which this time she blocks with her hand as much of the sand flies off. "Wow, that's strong.. You could really hurt someone Omar.." She drops backward and rolls as I lose my footing due to sand following her and gathering thickly on her body once more. She stomps firmly into the giving sand and pops me up to lay in a strike, sending me back down, with some severe pain despite my durable body."Ohhh, fuck... you're not bad..."I get up slowly, sand slipping off of my Cargos, she lightly hops on her sand covered feet, she's wearing short shorts, and a training bra.In this lul, I decide that this isn't working quite well...>A) Reinforce, I need to take a hit better..>B) Quicken, she's way too agile, let alone fast..>C) Adapt, I can feel the vibrations... maybe something more...>D) Write in.
>>22893828Movie is absolute shit though
>>22893827>>22893828I'll check it out.
>>22893838Oh yeah, fucking M. Night Shamalamadingdong.>>22893834C, keep on Adapting, feel those vibrations, know what she is doing with them as she does, she has to telegraph to a certain degree and if we can feel it, we can dodge it.
>>22893834Fast but weak attacks. The best way to fight that? Make yourself as hard as a rock lulNo but really, reinforce defence and just take the hits. If we can take Fauna we can take her absolutely no problem
>>22893838Yes, The last airbender movie made me not even want my money back.. I wanted my time back.. I wanted the experience gone from my mind...>>22893852With C, will we let evolution take its course, or think of a specific thing to take on?
>>22893866Let it take its course, I don't really think we've done that before.Put a decent amount of Power into it but continue dodging.
>>22893866Some kind of Sand Snake, Viper, or Constrictor. These guys are really adept at sensing vibrations in the sand and ambushing accordingly.
>>22893834>>C) Adapt, I can feel the vibrations... maybe something more...>>22893861we are a rockstart at 6:00http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fM_IQAhvnKQ
>>22893900OR OR OR OR OR Spidey-sense
>>22893902dear god we are a method actor time to watch James Lipton like our life depend on it cause it does
>>22893916Well, spiders are damn good with vibrations, a camel spider would be perfect for this.
>>22893967as in Spiderman's...
I let my power flow.. I've been ignoring my natural adaptability for some time now... surely it'll serve me well... I feel her move again, I spin out of the way of another pull and then duck as she performs another cartwheel kick. Quickening some, I have time to notice that she plants both of her hands onto the ground when she launches that attack. before she finishes the motion, I give her my own sweep with swift kick, knocking her hands away and causing her to fall.She gets up, laughing as though she's having fun," There it is! You caught me! C'mon, let's play some more!"Play? She's playing?She wraps herself more heavily in sand enters with a kick, I back away before she plants and grab her leg, stopping it midair. My victory is short lived as she suspends the rest of herself in the air and twists around to bring her other leg into my face."Ow, what the hell was-""Sorry Omar, normal rules don't apply to Overhumans, remember? You did catch me though, but it was a trick to catch you." She smiles, and lifts herself slightly above the ground, just barely making contact with the sand."I can hold myself up like this, makes me harder to catch, right?"Our match continues, I get better at reading her movements even with minimal contact, she proves a much more interesting challenge than Drake, and soon, even I end up having fun. After some time, I begin to feel that familiar fatigue, along with the normal one.. she seems none the worse for wear in the prior respect."Animists don't tire like you guys.. but it's hard to keep up... Thanks for the game, it was fun." The sand slips off of her form, and the gently glowing hairs on her forearms cease their subtle glow.Spartan dismisses us, and I feel as though I've earned a friend...>A) Ask Katie to eat lunch together.>B) Check Catalog.>C) Explore the facility.>D) See someone...( Wallie, Eliza, Lock)
>>22893916>>22893967Both are interesting ideas... not everything needs to be grand and risky to be worthwhile. There are bold mercenaries, and old mercenaries... There aren't old and bold mercenaries...
>E) Check profile>F) Write in
>>22894059>A) Ask Katie to eat lunch together.And check her profile as well. We're fine on cash, we don't have to eat gruel.
>>22894090This one, but the gruel has characterised us, so I vote for eating it.
>>22894059Check the catalog for a totem, something that reminds of us of our mom as that seems to motivate us fairly well
>>22894113You guys want a hint of what might be good?
>>22894113Either that, or something fire related or Phoenix related. Maybe a zippo with a Phoenix on it.
>>22894135 Omar has used the phoenix under heated conditions.
I check Katie's profile....>Katie>Female>Danger Class: C>Overhuman type: Animist>Ethnicity: Caucasian>Injuries: None>Magic:Possession (Advanced)Manipulation (Novice)Enforcement (Novice)Reinforcement (Advanced)Quickening (Novice)Conceptualization (Advanced)>Armor Forge>Mark of Power: Golden hairs located on forearms and legs.>Note: Newly recruited, Katie has shown promise in her potential as an invoker. She is clearly joyful and treats sparring as a game. Assessments have been met with the same attitude as well as training. She has shown little concern for her overall state of being and simply continues on in high spirits. Attempts to bring her to the brink have been met with her simply showing more of what she's capable of and troubled only little. Watch carefully.
>>22894145God damn.Well we'll have to get some sort of pendant that is constantly burning white-hot.
>>22894207Something else associated with the legend could do it. Totems are best thought of as a catalyst.
>>22894207That seems impractical and painful. We need something that represent the Phoenix to us, not something that sets us on fire.If we could acquire them our mother's cremated ashes would form one hell of a Catalyst. Let's ask about that.
>>22894215idk I still say a reminder of our parents, as the anger was what let us go phoenix form.
>>22894211Oh!we can eat scrambled eggs or someshit every morning.
>>22894227Ok, I laughed...
>>22894222.. That's why I suggested our Mother's Ashes, it has the ashes motif of the Phoenix, we were thinking of our Mother when we got it, and it makes a good memento anyways.
>>22894241we dont have her body, and its also a bit weird
So> Lunch with Katie> Ask about Mother's ashes> Or look into other totems.
>>22894234ahahah, thanks.>>22894215>>22894241Yeah, going to have to agree with >>22894247 it's fucking odd...
>>22894247We're an Over, psychological issues are common, and good for us. And we were with our Mother's body when we got picked up, they may have it or have access to it. >>22894257[X] Ask about Mother's ashesWe ought to at least find out what happened to her body.
>>22894257Just go to lunch for now, we can look into other shit later. Maybe introduce our new crazy bitch friend to the rest of the crazies
>>22894257>look into other totems
Rolled 2Ok, three way tie...1d31= Lunch2= Ashes3= other totems..
And a can of worms it may be...>>22894303
>>22894303Fine, but dont fucking get her ashes as a totem
>>22894303>>22894314Just ask about them, maybe have them with you. No fucking totems, that's beyond wierd.
>>22894325>>22894314It is true that it would be powerful. a small satchel of ashes as a pendant...Also, at the time, if Omar had his current power, he could have in all likelihood, saved her.Would be a really emotional thing for him... he literally hid while she died defending him.
>>22894325Idk man, maybe its just me but that is weird right? I mean I have seen people do alot of stuff with ashes.
>>22894350uh.....Fine, can we make the ashes INTO a small glass pendent? cause you can do that
>>22894353People do weird shit with ashes, that's half of what they do with them. Make them into pencils, scatter them places, put them in jars or the garden.Wearing some isn't all that weird in the grand scheme of things, it's a reminder of our failures and how they changed us.>>22894361That might work.
>>22894380And thus we become KRATOS.
>>22894361I find ashes as a whole wierd, unless you want to be like Gaara with them...
>>22894380Ya I know, it just doesnt sit right with me for some reason. But It does make sense so why not
>>22894386As a totem, it's implied that we use them as a focus for our power... Not necessarily for direct application. So no, we won't be fighting with the ashes of our dead mother... We'll be using them as a memento, a reminder, of why we're driven to fight.
>>22894403Ill go along with it if we can change the ashes into a small glass pendent. Carrying ashes around seems like it could be a bit difficult
>>22894411A small pendent made out of the ashes I mean
>>22894403I know, lol...wasn't serious man.>>22894414but we'd do that ourselves, thus giving us more of a focus and more Power in it.
>>22894422Well yaWe can probably form it while we are in phoenix form actually and be super badass charm
>>22894414>>22894411That makes sense, we could even use her ashes to make a pendant of a Phoenix. Though I'm fine with ashes whole or glassed.>>22894422Also a good point, makes it more personal.
>>22894430>>22894431Yeah, it'd be infused with the Power then, right?
>>22894440Even more than it already would.It'd be an irreplaceable and completely unique totem.
>>22894454Then yes, Anonymous had an absolutely fabulous idea -no matter how wierd it'd be just for the normal ashes.
>>22894471It is still really weird to me
>>22894481If it's purely for power... I can see how it's weird and wrong...
>>22894496It's not just for power for the character, he just wants a memento, and it a good idea for a memento, but i just personally find it odd for me, though lots of people do lots of things with ashes
>>22894496>>22894481>>22894471I'm still holding to it being a touching memento of his mother, of how she saved him, of how she was the genesis for his phoenix and a constant reminder of his failures.
Well, she's fairly cheerful for an Over it seems.. though I kind of wonder about that... Seems that all of us have come from some pretty fucked circumstances considering.. But, hey, it's nice to see someone that's not a complete bitch around here... She's actually a pretty positive spirit, and I had fun with her today.. I think I might be interested in knowing more about her...Leaving the grounds, I run up to Katie, though still tired from our spar, "Hey.." She smiles at me, freckles on her cheeks," Hey, what's up? You up for some more, or?""Nah, I just wanted to talk.. We're both new here after all.""Oh..." She's quiet for a bit, rolling her eyes upward in thought as we walk. "So, that Phoenix thing I've heard that you did... what's it like? To be on fire like that and fly? Must feel amazing..."I tell her about the sensation of burning I still feel, though it hasn't been as strong lately. She listens intently as I tell her of the experience in the warm-up chamber and what happened in the desert. "Really, well.. I wonder if I'll be able to do something so amazing one day... Well, I've got to go, I'm getting pretty hungry, see ya!"Recollecting the phoenix only makes me realize how much more I miss it, and I think back to how I had originally taken it in because of Mom... I... I still remember her warmth... Putting a knuckle to my temple, I hold back the tears as I head to my quarters.Sorting around on a console, I find the option to request something specific... I decide to input a query as to my mother's remains... Fauna had never mentioned them...After some time, I get back a response saying, "Ophelia Denis was brought back with pick up. Status, deceased. Would you like to see her remains?"So Renaissance has... my mother's body? Why...?I enter into the query," Why do you have my mother's remains?"The reply," To perform autopsy. A recently changed and dead Over is uncommon. We seek to understand chemical changes in the body."
What the hell... they're... they're dissecting her!?My mind flushes with anger as I feel the burn come back to an extent... my flesh does not ignite, however I feel... How could they be so... insensitive!"Omar Denis, your life-signs are erratic, please calm down."A voice from the monitor says as I begin to feel like it's hard to breath."You have not asked about her body in the near two weeks that you've been here. Why would you like to know now?""The fuck I need to know!? What right do you have to cut her up without even saying anything?!""Omar Denis, please calm down. We've been doing chemical tests and various scans of her biology. We have made no invasive incisions. Her body has been cleaned and preserved."Holding my head, I reign myself back into control.. they make it all sound... so reasonable... I... Well... It's my fault for not asking sooner, and it's my fault that she died the way she did..."I wanted... I wanted something to remember her by..""And what would that be, Omar Denis?" The supervisor sounds nonchalant, and almost kind as usual... goddamn him..."Her ashes, I'd like you to cremate her, and give me her ashes."There's a pause from the console..."We'll need to charge you one million creds from your account in return for us losing this research material. Is this ok?"> This is invaluable.> I... no, that's too much.> You're charging me?!> Write in..
>>22894587Sure why not, were rich right? although how much money do we have specefically
>>22894587However much I'd love for Omar to burn this place down, I know it'd be stupid.So she's invaluable.
I wonder if trying to incorporate powerful ideas are more likely result in harmful psychical and/or psychological effects?I keep on thinking of metal gear solid and how messed up some of the bosses are.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGtACFSaCCg
>>22894587"Do it you miserly sons of bitches, and go fuck yourself while you're at it."
>>228945972,604,001Last training session was incomplete, no credit reward.
>>22894620Did we get any credits for attending the magical theory class?
>>22894656Unfortunately, Magic theory is purely optional, and Peer supervised. there's no credit reward.
>>22894671*as a student.
>>22894617It could produce harmful psychological effects.However it makes the overall strain of using a power far less along with increasing its stability.hmm.. maybe I should incorporate San for Overs? Already thought about it for animists...
>>22894597remember credits are keeping us alive. While their are alot of things we want to do. We still are noobs and we have so little information on what is going on. so very little.Also relay at this point all i think omar wants is closure. Frankly state that We just wish for her remains to be respected. Omar can wait a little while. i think his mother died to save his life. she would not approve of him wasting it.seriously should look for someone to act as a psychological counselor; Fuma would make a good candidate.
>>22894703yeah! let's get a batshit crazy bitch who killed her parents and almost killed us to counsel us!
>>22894703The credits to death was primarily for that field test... However they could just as easily reinstate that and tell him that credits are rewarded for compliance. Failure to comply results in recommendation for termination. . .
>>22894715We got counsel that lovely lady ourselveswith our dick
>>22894703We can get more cash pretty quickly, and this'll probably get our Phoenix back up, and we want that for missions. You have to spend money to make money some times. >>22894695Might make sense considering how screwed up he is in the head.So we need the ashes, some silica, which won't be hard to get, sodium carbonate, lime, magnesium oxide and aluminium oxide to make the glass. Making it from scratch with our personal flames will make it more important so we can't just get some glass to melt and add the ashes to.Also some Selenium, Cadmium, and Sulphur so we can color the glass a nice red. We can shape it with our hands as we don't really care about heat in Phoenix mode, and we'll have that once we have the ashes with us, I hope.
>>22894715funny thing is she would probably be the best at counseling sling us.
>>22894734too suspiscious, too much money.We're basically in a magic world... I don't think we need much more than our Power and the ashes...
>>22894766Everything on that list of stuff is pretty cheap, especially in the quantities that we need for this. We're not doing a production batch, we're making one thing, we need grams, at most, of most of these things. It won't run us much.
I clench my fists until my knuckles turn white and my nails pierce my skin... They want to charge me for my mother's ash... Who do they..."Ahhhhh!" I slam the console."Fine, done, deduct a million creds from my account. But I want her returned to me as soon as possible damnit! She's not for you to prod!""Very well Omar, the remaining funds in your account are one million, six hundred and four thousand and one. The remains will be delivered, cremated to your quarters by tomorrow. If you would like to observe the cremation in the evening, you may. We look forward to your future cooperation."The communication window of the console closes... I'll have my mothers ashes by tomorrow... I'm tired... should I watch the feed later?> Watch the feed, we need to know that it's really her.> Don't watch the feed, They've shown that they're trustworthy, albeit cruel...[Personality question!]So far, I haven't had Omar as a follower of any specific faith... I know this may be a loaded question, however... What faith does he believe?As a note, this is more concerned with whatever god(s/esses) he may interact with in the future. Christian/Islam/Judaism(Sorry for lumping this together if it may offend anyone.) Taoism Buddhism Pagan Athiest. OtherNot looking for a flame war to break out, if you guys want, we can simply leave this question unanswered.
>>22894779>watch the feedWell, I think he'd be both Pagan and maybe.. A WORSHIPPER OF ALUE!?
>>22894779Watch the Feed.Also he should be a Satanist.
>>22894795LaVey or spiritual?
>>22894779[X] Watch the feed, we need to know that it's really her.Some closure would be good.I'm thinking grew up officially some denomination of Christian, but never got into the religion thing and while he paid lip service to it found other mythologies more interesting.>>22894803I'd also be good with LaVeyan Satanism, I do like Crowley.
>>22894779Watch the feedRelatively agnostic, doing the ceremony mostly for his mother's sake/beliefs
>>22894803LaVeyan all the way
think christian makes sense hard to guess really. (location and demographic are unknown)
>LaVey is arrogance>>22894814going with this.
>tfw I'm not the only one that knows there's two types of satanism...>tfw it's rationally considered without being immeadiately turned down./tg/ I don't need any other boards.
>>22894821Pittsburgh Pennsylvania was his home city.
>>22894779Watch the feedHe is pagan to Alue of course...>>22894787
2 for LaVeyan.2 for agnostic.It'll be a tiebreaker or odd/even roll.
>>22894866How about agnostic, but likes LaVeyan/Crowley's philosophy, but didn't really believe in magic before shit hit the fan.
>>228948652 FOR ALUE, 2 FOR LAVEY, 1 FOR AGNOSTIC.
>>22894878That's a happy medium.
>>228948662 for LaVeyan?
>>22894888I don't like that at all, it makes no sense
>>22894813>>22894820 2 for lavey>>22894814>>228948242 for agnostic>>22894865pagan/alue>>22894787had switched to agnostic,>>22894895I'd say it makes sense in an uncertain way... Not willing to dismiss the notion of a higher power while reading and appreciating the philosophy of another technical religion... sounds legit...Agnostic actually sounds nice and neutral overall.(Shoulda listed it... but hey, that's what Other was there for)
>>22894878How about we keep the eye for an eye morality? and this is why we are determined to kill the boss of this place and take over eventually?
>>22894935>>22894938Im fine keeping the ideology of eye for an eye, individuality, and so on, but I dont want our character to be connect to satanism itself. It just seem extremely unlikely.
>>22894938and the self control as in we don't like being told what to do too much? the rest can be agnostic beliefs?
>>22894947This is perfect, thats what i was going for, not really Satanism but its morals
>>22894947I'm fine with that, I'm personally an Atheist, but Crowley has some really interesting writings and there are interesting pieces of morality in LeVeyan Satanism. One of my favorite quotes of his "I slept with faith and found a corpse in my arms on awakening; I drank and danced all night with doubt and found her a virgin in the morning."
>>22894950That was the last one I was trying to think of. Ya, I'm completely fine with that, but being tied to Satanism directly just seems silly. Some of it's morals. I don't know too much about satanism but I don't want to get into that ritual shit.
>>22894971Spiritual incorporates rituals, demons, magick, etc.LaVeyan is basically a systematic form of atheism.
>>22894978So LeVeyan basicly preaches individuality and individual responsibility? It feel really weird that those views would be called satanism
>>22894994Well, it has some religious and spiritual elements, and links the idea of the self and human desires with the idea of god. The maxim "I am my own God" comes to mind, and it uses Satan as a representation of many things.
I decide to rest in my room until the feed comes on, the supervisor asks me to confirm that the body is hers, I acknowledge this as true, with a tightness in my chest.A man steps into the feed, bowing to the camera and states," Omar Denis, my name is Kevin Lark. I will be using my power to cremate your mother. Is this acceptable for you?I tell him that it's ok.He doesn't smile. Even the cremator seems more human than the supervisor... I swear... I'll dash his skull against these walls one day... how dare he... I feel the heated sensation in my flesh feeling like a singe..The cremator turns and his marks glow in the feed, crosses on his head and shoulders.. Her flesh ignites and is quickly enveloped by his flame.Something in me even marks this man doing me a service as my enemy... The people here... I swear that they're all mad...I think of Fauna, she said that she murdered her parents... what would she think of this? She wouldn't understand, she'd likely laugh at my sentimentality or choke me as she's prone to do...The service is done. The supervisor calmly states once more that the ashes will be delivered in the morning.I relax and fall onto my memory foam mattress.. (Ok, I've made a mental note of Omar's "faith," which could prove interesting to write... definitely gives me more feel for who he should be.. or who he's becoming. . .Next Overhuman thread should be in 2 days, I'll send an email out as per usual. email me if you aren't on the list and are interested in knowing when this will be active again. You guys have been awesome, the belief choice didn't become horrible. Quite the Elegan/tg/entlemen you are... Have a nice night, and see you next thread!I'll be on a bit longer for a bit of question time...)
On a side note, I've noticed that on the archive thing, there's been at least two people downvoting Overhuman each time... I swear someone has it out for me...As usual, I'm enjoying the development of this story/setting/character myself and I'll only stop when no one makes a choice! (evil laugh) gif= my perseverance.
>>22895064Other than the ash focus what other paths could we have taken to reawaken the spark for the Phoenix? With the Phoenix active can we happily handle really hot glass? It seems to provide immunity to pretty much any level of heat we're going to encounter.Note, do not try to channel Lucifer/Satan. It's a fucking huge complex concept with many different interpretations, a lot of people know it so it'll be even harder to absorb. It'll make our head explode.
>>22895081It's one person. They're +X after +x+2 votes, that means X+1 votes up and 1 vote downward.
>>22895082Other paths... Myrrh, which is related to the phoenix's nest.A lighter, used as a catalyst by setting our hand on fire to start the transformation.Being under the sun or in other hot temperatures.Never really intended for him to try to channel satan, though if you're advising others on that good show More than anything, it affects his personality in some ways, along with what he'll actually intend to draw from the immaterial world... Though I'd say he's currently too addled to try anything big like that again.
>>22895115Im not going hardcore satanism no matter what
>>22895115And yes, heat would essentially be near inconsequential...>>22895119Good. He'd likley get crazy x5... in terms of hardcore vendettas and using his rightful power and the like...I'd say that's one of the bigger san issue with overhumans... the powertrip. not to mention that the flow can start fucking up their heads...
>>22895119Yeah, i can imagine that would be a bad idea.
>>22895115I did say not to try to channel that, because it's a terrible idea. What type of sand do they use for the training stuff? It probably wouldn't be hard to get the silica sand from it as most sand has this as the most common constituent, unless they're from tropical coasts.How much would small amounts of sodium carbonate, lime, magnesium oxide, aluminium oxide, selenium, cadmium, and sulphur cost us in credits? We actually don't need sodium carbonate as the main reason for it is to lower the melting temp of the silica, and providing enough heat is not a problem.
>>22895157They actually use a mix of sands from different areas. They've found it helps animists gain a more diverse familiarity when they do use it in practice.It'd likely be too impure overall for the process.And considering the small quantities of material, I'd say only like 5000 total, and primarily for delivery.
>>22895192Excellent. Making glass is pretty much dirt easy for us, we just grind it all up, put it in a crucible if we feel like it, melt it, stir a few times with our finger to make sure there aren't any air bubbles, and either pour it into a mold or just let it cool down a bit but keep it malleable and shape it with our bare hands. I'm not sure whether we should anneal or temper it, annealing is probably easier and is less brittle.
>>22895265I have little clue about the process of making glass outside of high heat... though a quick wiki solves that...What color did you intend it to be? I also had an oddly wicked idea of becoming a glass phoenix... But that... that'd need to be down the road...
Good night guys, official notice of me going to bed. any additional comments will be read in the morning.Peace, and Alue be with you.
>>22895298Red, that's what the Selenium, Cadmium, and Sulphur are for. When Selenium is added to glass alongside Cadmium and Sulphur you get a color called Selenium Ruby. The picture is different colors you can get by using different ratios, I'm aiming for the 3rd or 4th from the left. I think the ratio we're looking for is .03% selenium, .06% cadmium, and .03% sulphur.We could use gold for it but the gold ones tend to be a bit pinkish.Or we could use a lead based glass and as uranium to get a red, but I don't know the ratios for that at all and getting uranium seems a bit harder.
>>22895389Oh yes.... Oh man..."Hey Renaissance, I'd like Uranium!"".... We can't let you have that Omar..."