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: Omar ordered the materials necessary to construct a proper totem and memorial item for his Mother out of her ashes. Accepting the assignment of "The Most Dangerous Zoo" at Fauna's recommendation, he proceeds to a late breakfast as he waits for the room to be ready.There, he meets again with the Animist, Katie. Omar hits it off with her quite well and shows an interest as she seems to be the only other sane person in the facility.Drake interrupts the conversation in jealousy, challenging Omar to a spar match in which he agrees.During the match, Drake causes a phenomenon in which Omar can't feel the flow. However, Drake's recklessness costs him dearly as his body begins the breakdown associated with extreme overconsumption. Katie and Omar leave the sands of battle and comfort each other as to Drake's fate."Why would he go that far to beat me?"
Wooo here we go!Gonna try to pay attention this time!
I look at the blood on my hands from trying to stop the bleeding, my eyes shift to the blood in the sand..."I ... I don't understand this..." I trail off, heading to the observation Deck to get away from the pits. Other fights that had taken place temporarily stopped when Drake pulled that stunt.. they now resume with his removal.Katie follows me, though I let her follow me because... Well... aside from Wallie, she's my best friend now..."Hey.. are you sure you're ok?" Her smile has ceased save for the barest hint of its existence.I look to her, frowning," I'm not sure, I'm just not sure... I... I was prepared to fight him... But..."Katie sits down next to me on the bench, putting a hand on my shoulder," He's my friend too.. sort of... What happened to him?""He took in too much... it's overconsumption fatigue.. however when it gets to be too great, it can destroy us slowly and surely... I experienced it myself, a week before magic theory.. While I was like that, I couldn't even use magic..." I recount, she slowly nods to the explanation, taking it all in."I didn't know you had it so tough.. I thought you just got tired or something...""We do, I think that's when it's extreme or something..."She scoots over after some silence and puts an arm around my waist.She says nothing, and simply stays right here, by my side...Prime> Embrace her.> Move away slightly, I like someone else..> Make no move.> Write inSecondary> Ask Katie questions...(state)(For you guys, I'm playing with the idea of primary options and secondary. Secondary can be done along with or shortly after/before a prime. Only one prime may be done. Sound righteous?)
>>22962991Prime:Embrace her. Secondary: Ask her what she meant by ' He's my friend too... sort of.."
>>22962991Make no move or words
>>22962991Embrace her, but only in the "still looking straight ahead, gently pulling her against our shoulder" way. A comforting way. For starters.
With her silence and her arm around me, I turn my body and pull her into a soft embrace, I feel her glow for a moment and then relax.She smells like sweat... Sweat and blood... I feel the sand that still loosely clings to her body as though by static from her power.Just who is she really?She gasps, and then whispers," O-Omar...""I just.. I'm sorry.. Thanks for this.. This facility is cold... There's so little humanity here and... Drake.." I pull away slightly just as she begins to put her other arm around me in return."What do you mean... that Drake's sort of your friend?"She looks into my eyes for a moment and then away, smiling a bit painfully."W-well.. Heh.. He and I have been here a couple weeks... We arrived a few days before you. Like you... he was one of the few that we could relate with, being new and all.. We may have been a bit close before... but he started to get nutty about his power.. I put him into his place, but I think yesterday it may have...""Losing to an Animist would be an excuse... then he loses to a greener Invoker.. right?"She smiles and nods a bit," Yeah, something like that."Well.. his actions make a bit more sense now.. does he have an inferiority complex?Prime> Kiss her.> Hold her tightly.> Let go.> Write inSecondary> "I need to get ready for my training Assignment."> "Will you be ok if I leave?"> "What a loser...> Write in
Ok, got my head back in character and Daft Punk in my soul.
>>22963424Primary: Just hug, she still might have a thing for drake and im not too sure which girl we want to go for at this stage.Secondary: Ask if she'll be okay alone, explain you have training and see if we can go visit Drake when he is concious (generally after this fun training)
>>22963569Provided the trend of passing out during training doesn't continue...I think the only training Omar remained conscious for was magical theory... All the assignments, he's gone to fatigue...
>>22963424Just let go and say you need to go train
>>22963569Do this. Reassure, don't confuse.
>>22963622That gave me such a "badboy" vibe...Ice cold...
>>22963700aka "Overly dramatic douche" vibe. Reminds me too much of the guys I hung out with in highschool.
>>22963569Agreed, although I like her more than any of the others
>>22963700Sometimes there no more need for words. This is one of those times.
Katie.. She seems so sweet... though she's basically kept smiling throughout this entire dilemma... It's hard for me to gauge exactly what she's thinking... But...I pull her close for a moment. Feeling her glow briefly once more,"Will you be okay alone?"In my embrace, she nods slightly, a bit tense.Pulling back again," I need to attend a training assignment... We can visit Drake when he wakes up, right?"Her nervous smile eases, and she smiles at me with her freckled face and green eyes," Yeah... We should do that..."I let her go and take a stand, as I begin to leave, sand grabs my hand. I look back to her."I... I don't want to see you like that.. okay? You're... You're too much fun to play with.""I won't... I won't ever let that happen to me again.."
I take my leave, directly to the Most Dangerous Zoo. I had taken a note of the location via a terminal last time, and I'm starting to learn this facility, as big as it is.Over the metal doors of the chamber, the LCD Screen displays an image shifting into various different animals. . . Well.. I already had an idea of that...I enter into the airlock chamber and take the initiative to remove my hoodie along with my shoes, they'll likely only get in the way...Entering the chamber, I see a series of large metal gates and circles in the metal floor that stand out against the rest of the room... Nothing else lies in here..."Welcome Omar Denis, to the most dangerous zoo! Glad to be supervising you again!""Wait, again? Who-""I'm that wonderful young woman from your 'highly' successful training in the warm-up chamber! Nice to see ya again numbnuts!"I clench my knuckles so hard that they turn white... This fucking bitch again... really?"Woah, hehe. Just hearing my voice, your vitals skyrocketed! Well, that's good!" There's a pause from the intercom."Okay! here we are! In the most dangerous zoo, you'll have the chance to experience some of the most dangerous animals in this world! And maybe even some that aren't... hehe... All you need to do is tell me a trait that you'd like to deal with, and I'll unleash the animal into the room! While we allow you to fight some of the more wild beasties, your recruiter will be penalized fifty thousand creds! And who... Oh, ohoho... Fauna recruited you!? Oh kid, you fuck up and you're S.O.L." Laughter ensues on the speaker.What kind of trait do I want to see?> Something Poisonous> Something fast, with great reflexes.> Something powerful, and strong..> Something unique...>Write in(you may suggest specifics for any one... though if I can find something that bolsters a superior version of said trait, that's what Renaissance brings.)
>>22964075Our ability to handle big hits as been lacking, lets go for that
>>22964075[X] Something powerful, and strong..We need more resilience and to take hits.
>>22964075what? you got like space chimps?got any extremophiles or the like?>[X] Something unique...
>>22964159>>22964108Looked up tropes for this... Right now Omar is basically a mashup between a fragile speedster and a glass cannon. aka Glass ninja.So, something powerful...ElephantGorillaAligatorOr we can go full on Apex and deal with a Liger...>>22964218Don't want to spoil it.
>>22964296We can also catch on fire.Let's go for a Gorilla, it ought to be fun.
Could always tell this bitch to surprise us...
>>22964331Changing to this for great justice
>>22964075(Does/Can the woman sound like Fran Drescher?)
>>22964331"surprise me Bitch"
>>22964388She can if you want her to.
>>22964331>>22964388In my head she already does
>>22964444(Make it so, Dranule.)
Looking about the room, I take stock of it.. what could possibly come out of the various doors.. hell how many animals could they even have?I can't really think of any one animal I'd like to fight, so I shrug and call out," Why don't you just go ahead and surprise me bitch?!"There's silence from the intercom for a few moments... Then," Omar, Omar... You really know what to say to a lady to piss her off. You asked for a surprise... So..."Small vents in the side of the room open up and water starts pouring in."Hope you've learned to breath like a fish, you're going to fight one of our handler's very own monstrosities.""What?! Who's the Handler?!""Can't hear you kid! Subdue this creature without killing it... if you can." laughter is heard over the intercom as the room fills with water. . . Well, that would explain the god damn airlock before this chamber, right? Just my freaking luck...I'll have some time before the room fills up... I begin to let my power flow as I feel my natural ability changing my feet into more flipper-like equivalents along with my hands. I take a breath and put my head under the water for a while as it starts going past my waist. I hold myself under and force my mouth open until I'm drowning myself, slowly feeling my body accept the change for gills as I'm now floating in the flooding chamber.I raise my head up in time to hear the intercom."Ohhh, that's amazing kid! Well, at least you'll be able to fight it... It's coming..." Laughing ensues before the intercom clicks off.I dive under the water and see one of the bottom floor panels rise, and the faintest hint of movement as something rushes out!The panel begins to lower and close.. I... I can't see anything in here!Prime> Swim around to see if something really did escape.> Put my back to a wall and wait.> Attack and flail blindly.Second> Reinforcement, I need power for this!> Shift, I need to adapt further!> Quicken, I won't let it catch me!
(more than one secondary can be chosen... However, mind the cost that employing these abilities plays on the character.. He's already gone and sparred today.)(oh, and as usual, you can specify shifts!)
>>22964718[X] Put my back to a wall and wait.[X] Shift, I need to adapt further!We need either vision that works underwater, or some kind of sensing thing that lets us sense the currents and movements in the water properly.
>>22964736(And there's ALWAYS write in.)
>>22964746Addendum for my post here. A good inspiration for the eyes would be the Mantis shrimp, those things have absurdly good and complex vision.
>>22964747How much of the room is above water?
>>22964718>> Put my back to a wall and wait.> Quicken, I won't let it catch me!>[X] Shift, I need to adapt further!lets go octopus and hide try to sprout tentacles from our back get all electric eel latter to stun it
>>22964867It's still filling.As for the dimensions, it goes about 40 ft up, 50 meters across meters acrossIt was 3/4th full upon release.
>>22964907Are there air vents?
>>22964921There are some near the top. However they're currently shut.
>>22964718[X] Back to the Wall[X] Shift further (Underwater vision, and possibly some more efficient way to process oxygen while underwater)
Feeling a bit paranoid as I can't see the enemy, I quicken and slip through the water to put my back against one of the metal walls.Glancing around, I see nothing and only feel the vibrations in the water as whatever else in her moves around. I feel that it's large, possibly larger than the portcullis it came out of...I see red in the water and I look up. What are they... Are they chumming the goddamn water?!I quicken my shift and focus on my eyes, focusing on a way to see whatever they put me in here with. My vision distorts and changes before I can readily see again.A large octopus-like monster opens a shark-like jaw upon me, I reflexively put my hands and feets on its jaws as it tries to bite down and I rely on my natural strength to keep it from tearing me apart.After a moment of struggle, it blows a strong jet of water at me and blows me back against the wall, and hard. as it circles around, I make out Octopus-like eyes staring at me coldly...Where did they even get something like this?! Is this related to the Handler?!Prime> I can see it now, I'll make my attack!> I wait against the wall, I don't want to give it my back...> Go into open waters and bait it into attacking again.> Write inSecondary> Quicken, I need speed now!> Shift, I require a better form...> Reinforce, I won't get anywhere without power...
>>22965096I wonder how pissed the handler will be when his pet diesCan we go phoenix and boil this son of a bitch?
>>22965131Also my vote for now is Shift and go for a quick attack to test it's reflexes and defense. something that doesnt put us in immediate danger
>>22965131We could, but that'd annoy people something fierce. Prime, [X] I wait against the wall, I don't want to give it my back...We're okay in water, but still out of our element.[X] Shift, I require a better form...Get better at moving in the water, adapt to our environment, change. Once we have that taken care of and we can move properly we can get more raw power.
>>22965171This, however shift so we have something we can stab into this thing if it tries to eat us again, reinforce wont do much as we can't exactly hit hard underwater...
>>22965096well lets shift into it that what we are should to be doing anyway add a bit of electricity to help stun it but yea >>22965171
>>22965198Reinforce is also defense.Snap to Drake where we could only hurt him with a quickened Mantis shrimp punch.
>>22965096Prime>[X] Wait against the wallSecondary>[X] Shift into something where we can do damage underwater. Like a Crab with bear traps for claws.
>>22965218True... Also would the shockwave punch thing work underwater? We really need to research toxins
>>22965323It's used by a creature that lives underwater so...
>>22965096>Shift formAcquire pistol shrimp armhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC6I8iPiHT8This is what I thought of when you talked about the mantis shrimp last time.Shrimp can be pretty boss, can't they?
I keep my back to the wall, I am NOT letting this thing have my back... I focus on shifting and adapting my form as it circles slowly, the enclosure, keeping an eye on me. With my evolved eyes, I catch the red of the chummed water coming down.My heartbeat pick up and I quicken my shift, sprouting a fin on my back and lengthening my fingers along with more webbing. Breathing becomes a bit easier.Yet just adapting will not take this thing out...I chamber my right fist and quickly shift it into my chambered arm, adding on a harpoon-like extension to work better underwater.Right before I finish, I catch a change in the creature's movement as it darts towards me, maw open again, I place my hand and feet against the opening to keep from the razorblades that are its teeth. A sudden jolt catches me unaware and I convulse from the pain as it tries to bring its jaws down on me again, and again. I obstinately hold them off as I feel the jolt ring through my body once more before it repeats the blast of water to knock me against the metal.It swims quickly, catching the chummed water and comes right back around...Prime> I need to get out of the way now!> I'll stab it this time.. Come on!> write inSecondary> Quicken, I'm not dodging its attacks as it is write now!> Shift, this is the training after all!> Reinforce, I'll withstand this!> Write in.Current adaptations: Swimming bodyT2(fins, gills, hydrodynamic.) Mantis shrimp arm(harpoon mode) Mantis Shrimp EyesT1
Surprised no one's called Sharktopus or Kraken on this thing yet...
>>22965487Attack timeQuicken and attack with our harpoon arm, try to keep our distance
>>22965526Why did I think of Moby dick all of a sudden?
>>22965487> I need to get out of the way now!> Quicken, I'm not dodging its attacks as it is write now!
>>22965543Dear god my oversight... Gonna seppuku on writing "Right" as "write"
>>22965487>Prime: Get out of the way>Secondary: ShiftChange the free arm into a pistol shrimp arm so we have a ranged weapon. Also, it's ideal because its original purpose was for stunning prey, anyway.
>>22965537>to the last I grapple with thee; from hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee
>>22965487[X] I'll stab it this time.. Come on![X] Quicken, I'm not dodging its attacks as it is write now!
>>22965588That's why.. the old man would be crazy enough to graft a harpoon to his arm if he lost a hand... Heh
Also, a question.Do you guys prefer the roll-less combat? Or would you prefer that?The way it is now, I just figure on the most realistic scenario for Omar's current status as to his success or failure and to what degree...
>>22965650Id rather not outside situations like when we went phoenix but whatever
>>22965650Usually not, I like it to be up to decisions, being smart, and so on. Though for some cases like the Phoenix, really important fights, that sort of thing, it might be appropriate.
>>22965650I'm fine with rolls or roll-less combat, to be honest.
>>22965699That was kind of my intention for this. Rewarding smart and tactical decisions rather than a varying range of "I might suck, or I might win for no reason">>22965686>>22965709Aright, Overhuman remains roll-less, save for highly chancy moves... (the place where RNG belongs)
>>22965751>(the place where RNG belongs)RNG?
>>22965785Random number generator.Basicly luck
>>22965802Ah, okay. Wasn't familiar with that acronym of that.
As the beast comes back around, I quicken myself and slip through the water, away from its charge. I dodge the maws, however a tentacle snags me. I feel an intense and sharp pain in my body as it makes contact. Turning back around, I give the creature a sharp stab with my chambered arm and it lets go, I see a small spark in the wound as I retract my weapon and an arc flashes over to another tentacle. I dart away with a well placed quicken as it arcs electricity between its tentacles. The octopus eye follows me as I escape and it soon gives chase as I shift my body once more, fusing my feet together into one tail, tearing my pants as it continues into a form for better maneuverability.I slip through another charge, avoiding a reaching grab for my tail. The creature's angery becomes apparent as it arcs electricity through the water, more and more. I begin to shift my left arm into something to compliment my right.. A ranged weapon.. something to deal with those tentacles and that electricity... I feel something slip in the use of my power and my arm molds itself into the form.My left arm becomes a somewhat bulky claw with what feels like a trigger in it. As the monster makes a charge at me, I turn the claw toward it and fire, a flash and the water temporarily ignites. I can see the change in temperature, and the creature is pushed back by the force.This... this is amazing!Prime> Continue the assault! Snap and stab!> Continue evasion.> Bait the creature, let's try to piss it off!> Write in.Secondary> Reinforce> Shift> Quicken> Nothing
>>22965903Hit and run tactics. Don't let it get close, just run and shootQuicken
>>22965903> Continue the assault! Snap and stab!> ReinforceAnd try to not kill it. Either we will pay for it, or Fauna will THEN we'll get fucked in the ass.
>>22965903>> Continue evasion.take a pop shot but nothing more tire it out > Nothing don't push our selves too hard
>>22965928Also can we look around and see if there is anything we could use to trap it in or tie it up?
>>22965903[X] Continue the assault! Snap and stab![X] NothingWe did a lot of sparring earlier and we don't want to burn through too much power.
>>22965985Nothing but water.
With a means to go on the offensive, I decide that I might as well take the initiative to drive it into a corner.It blasts a stream of water at me that I promptly blow away with another snap of my claw, I feel a slight kickback at the force, though nothing consequential. Turning, I see that the beast has gone to my back, and I begin to swim away, popping another shot at it to make sure that it backs off. The creature obliges and begins to circle around me with some distance.As I make a move to pop another shot at it now however, it darts out of the way, those eyes on me the entire time. I see arcs of electricity moving inbetween its tentacles again... It must be plotting something... Wait... this thing? Plotting?What'd got me thinking that an animal's got a plot?Suddenly, I feel a nausea overtake me... My body begins to lock up and I look to my tailfin, at the spot that it had grabbed me earlier. There's a discoloration still prevalent... Did... did it poison me earlier?!It makes a move, and I pop another shot at it, making it back off.It resumes circling.. watching me, sparking... and waiting...> Try to get back against the wall, I'm too vulnerable!> Bait it into attacking.. I'm smarter than this thing... right?> Forget this... Chase it down, I need to end this!> Write in.Second> Shift> Quicken> Reinforce> Nothing(Do you guys like the prime and secondary thing? So you have an influence on the strategy, along with the power associated... Like I said, playing with this idea...)
>>22966177>Prime: Chase it down>Second: ReinforcePop it in the eyes and then charge in with the harpoon. We can't afford to let this drag out if we've been poisoned.
>>22966177Pretend to back off, and attack. If it's smart then that means in can be tricked. Beat it downIf our power is evolution, I'm assuming our body can make some sort of resistance to the poison via shift or something so lets try that. If that doesnt work Reinforce for a good hit
>>22966177[X] Bait it into attacking.. I'm smarter than this thing... right?Let it run right into our harpoon and trigger snappy arm.[X] ShiftLet's get some poison resistance going, that ought to help.
>>22966177>>[X] Forget this... Chase it down, I need to end this!also shift to be more like it it cant poison its self right?(Do you guys like the prime and secondary thing? So you have an influence on the strategy, along with the power associated... Like I said, playing with this idea...)yes and maybe with high enough quicken we get a tertiary?
>>22966177Already voted, I like the prime/secondary. It makes it easier to make more complex strategies, what we want to accomplish, how we want to accomplish it.
>deadly neurotoxinOh, if we could hear Fran Drescher's voice mock us about how we're fucking up our tangle with this mutant-kraken thing....
>>22966339(Now you've got me thinking of what would Fran Drescher-GLADOS would be like.
I was caught by surprise with the poison. As my body begins to go numb... The thing watches and circles still. I begin to let my first power take hold.. It's gotten me this far... it'll take me farther. I feel the effects of the poison waning, and feel all the better for it... Wait.. I feel as though something changed in my harpoon arm.. Could I have... Ohhh this is gonna be good...I pretend as though my strength is still waning, paying less and less attention to it, as it circles me.. Keeping it in my peripheral and sensing the currents for sudden moves. As I further pretend to weaken, I see a flick and turn to snap my claw at its charge, It was close, really close when I fired. It seems out of it. Pulling out what power I have left, I quicken, and stab it right in the eye that had been watching me this entire time, slipping past the grasping tentacles and gouging out that thing.I see patterns on its body light up as a surging wave rips through my body, catching me by surprise, though my body's experienced this already..Snapping my claw on its new blindside, it gets pushed away, shifting the fluid in the chamber.The monster goes limp for the most part... It remains on the bottom of the chamber...After about a minute, the monster crawls over to the opening, knocks on the portcullis that it had entered from, and slips back inside as it opens.The portcullis lowers slightly, and drains water through the opening.The current drags me to the opening, however it's not large enough for me to go through. Holding my position, I split my legs apart again and slowly revert back to my normal form as air re-renters the room."Well, well well. Who would've thought that Omar could beat our resident Kraken, hm? Maybe you're a bit farther from your mother's tit than I thought..." This... this fucking bitch... Steam pours off of my body, as it heats up, still a long way from the combustion...
>>22966545I suggest that at a high level mission, instead of taking credits I think we should be allowed to skull-fuck her with serrated & poisoned Freddy Kruger claws.
>>22966583I kind of like her, she might actually be a nice person, it's just that being a bitch gets results in the training chambers. She provides motivation.
>>22966545you sure do know how to bring out the best in me whats you name miss voice like nails on a chalk board? also whats next?
>>22966607Okay okay, good point.I think we should hold off on >>22966583 until we know what she's really like.If we like her, we do nothing bad.If we hate her, then we'll make Jeffrey Dahmer look like a pussy.
"Settle down now kid. If you have a tantrum here, the supervisor won't be happy. Since you debilitated that thing, and got fruity mermaid form, maybe you're all done for the day. Go back to your room and paint your toenails or somethin'."Why? Why is she doing this to me?!Ok... calm down... I take a deep breath... a breath of real air...I just used a lot of power fighting off that.. Kraken, or whatever it was... I might be able to keep going.. if I don't get another thing like that...> Ask for another animal... a normal one this time.> Insult her, I'm not taking this crap! (write in)> Take her advice and end training.> Write inSecondary> Ask questions (state)
>>22966627>>22966583Samefag here.I did exaggerate on the last bit, but you know what I mean.
>>22966635End the training. While I and some others may hate her, she does have a point. It did take a lot out of us and I think rest is good right now.
>>22966635>> Insult her, I'm not taking this crap! (write in)shift to use her voice "I think I just found the most mentally damaging shift possible"(sing in her voice)(still in her voice ) "what else you got?"
>>22966635[X] Take her advice and end training.We've done a fair bit today, don't stretch too far. We've had a long day.[X] Ask questions (state)"How do most people do against the Kraken? Where do you find things like that? What other types of animals are there? Is there a reason why you're so mean?"
>>22966635Let's quit while we're ahead for once. In the mean time, we should look into whatever allowed that thing to generate electricity on the scale it did, assuming it was purely via biological mechanisms.Gotta take away as much as we can from these sorts a thing, you know?
>>22966668o god thats too funny and great for parities do it
>>22966670>>22966682>>22966666are you kidding push push push take it to the limit >>22966635> Ask for another animal."ok you are good hit me again "
>>22966704Already voted.Pushing has landed us in traction twice in a very short amount of time. Let's not go for a third.
>>22966712Yeah, I'd kinda like to be able to go back to our room under our own power after a training session for once.We can always come back for more tomorrow.
>>22966635More training. Kill this bitch with kindness too. Put our rage aside
>>22966712>>22966740ok but if we don't keep banging on the wall of our limit how do you surpass them as cruel as this place is its the best place we got to do that also who can pass up the opportunity to be a smart ass
>>22966760"Now, you will fight: the hyper-intelligent donkey!"
>>22966760We can become stronger through constant practice, and steady effort, throwing ourself in the grinder and spending a couple days in the hospital after every training session is not conducive towards improvement.
>>22966797Its done miracles so far
>>22966803>>22966797In regards to the fact that we beat the Kraken... You guys know that it's likely Violet will talk to us again?
>>22966812She wants the dick so bad, but I dont know if we should stick it in the crazy
>>22966803>Its done miracles so farWe can get lucky only so many times.We need to train constantly so that we don't have to rely on random chance to solve our problems.
>>22966812Because we're SPECIAL again. Nice girl, crazy, but nice.>>22966803We're a week behind because of trying to pull that Jedi thing, that did not help. We push our limits carefully, we keep at steady improvement and training, and go balls to the wall when it's something important or we need it for a major breakthrough. >>22966822>implying she'd let us not fuck her
>>22966836We've blocked her powers to an extent, but who knows. She could probably mind rape us
>>22966812and people in hell want ice water disregard bitches>>22966845my theory is she does this constantly to every one to look slim and she really is a fatty fat fat person thats why her eyes always glow she is always powered up to look good thats why her profile said her clothing was something different from what we see her wearing do we really want to be that stereotypical and go after the fat chick I know we are black but...
>>22966898>Not wanting some of dat fauna ass
>>22966635(You gonna archive this thread, OP?)
>>22966898The equipment on her profile was a fuck up on my part.I used the same skeleton for her as Eliza and accidentally copied the equipment over.
I roll my eyes as I shake water off of my form, becoming more and more human with each passing second. I consider her advice and find that she has the right of it... I feel fatigue in my muscles, I've had two hard fights today and shifted a lot for each one.. This is my limit for now... However...I listen to her voice and lock it in my head... When I've recuperated, I wonder if I can mimic it.. ohh, I'll have fun getting her back with this.. hehe.."Hey, I'm going to go, but before I leave...""Yes, yes, need to decide on a color? I think pink would suit your nails just fine.."Putting my palm to my temple... I massage my head and hold back my anger..."How... How do most fair against the Kraken? I... Where do you even GET something like that?!""Oh, Omar... Did you make a friend? Well.. Most Overhumans don't ask for it.. After all, shifting to breath like a fish is pretty taxing for you guys... Then again, I saw on camera, you actually grew gills. Let's see... You're friends with Kill and Fauna right? Aside from them, and the Spartan guy, no one's really bothered. Spartan failed because he ran out of breath... Kill managed to fend it off.. and Fauna... I'm not sure if you noticed, but she's the one that gave it scars."I smile to myself, and I took an eye...She continues," As for where it came from, the Handler, Aria Seer makes them. She's an evoker that can change and merge beasties like that. Since it's been defeated, she'll likely make it stronger for next time.""So, what other types of animals are there? I'll be doing this again when it's available...""Well, there's a lot really. Sometimes the Handler whips up a monster on the spot, other times, she's groomed something ridiculous... We do have a normal stock of roided up and slightly modified animals though... Just to give you ideas. . ." She's being oddly civil as opposed to before, "Anything, else? Sure you don't want me to pick you a color?" Or not...
>>22966952>Sure you don't want me to pick you a color?What does she mean by that?(I could have missed the reason due to currently shit reading comprehension)
>>22966973She's referring to painting toenails.>aka calling him a faggot
>>22966983(Yeah, not really sure how I missed that. Sorry. And you archiving this, OP?)
>>22966936god dam it I thought I had uncovered deep emotional problem with the mindbending goth chick :(>>22966952I as thinking red with gold highlights (shift to use her voice idk if we pass out) "god dam how do you not go insane sounding like this"?
>>22967000I vote for this.And I think we should actually try painting our nails, just as a "fuck you, why not?" type of thing.Embrace the insult. Make it powerless. Make it our own.
"Why... why are you such a..." I stop.. I need to choose my words carefully... the b-word gets me krakens for fuck's sack..."Ah.. so mean? Is there any reason to it?"Her voice mocks me over the intercom," Is there any reason to it? Geeze, will you get over it already? Cry me a river kid, you goin back to your room or what?"I sigh and take my leave.. not wanting to upset her and get stuck with some other monster... Not now... In the airlock, there's a new set of pants and my shoes and hoodie are there.. that was a good idea...Dressing, and exiting... I find that it's just after 1500... Where should I go?> Back to my room...> To the cafeteria... a late lunch will be nice...> To the sparring grounds, I can't train, but I can watch...> explore the facilities.
>>22967027Lets go check up on how faggot is doing
>>22966995Yes, as usual, was waiting for a name to come to mind...Whatchya think of... "The Kraken."Or maybe.. just the training room as usual...
>>22967035It seems like you're doing fine, Bobo.But really, I say we should get some food or rest before seeing Drake.
>>22967041The Kraken is good.
>>22967027>>[X] To the cafeteria... a late lunch will be nice...eat grab something light then go > To the sparring grounds, I can't train, but I can watch...
>>22967042Fuck you negro
>>22967027[X] To the cafeteria... a late lunch will be nice...We just expended a lot of energy, let's get some Mexican food. >>22967035There won't be any definitive answers on his condition yet, he's still probably in treatment.
Why don't we shift our middle finger nail purple and flip her the bird before we leave?
>>22967055Is that all?
I don't think that's entirely fair to Drake.. he's got his issues, yes, but that doesn't make him a bad guy... most of the people here have some horrible thing that's happened to them that made them Overs...
>>22967136I don't hate him, but Omar probably dislikes him and thinks he's a bit of a jerk/idiot because of what he did.
>>22967164ThisSo far he's proven to be a dick. Doesnt mean I want the guy dead, but hes kind of a dick so far
>>22967176At least to us.Then again so was Fauna and Kill and Wallie when we first met them so...
>>22967168Unless I misinterpreted it he did try to steal our Flow/Soul from us in our fight, that puts him as a bit of a jerk, and an idiot as well considering that trying that is really stupid, unless he didn't get the memo that you shouldn't try that. This place seriously needs brochures for the new people. But he probably has his reasons and what's one attempted murder between friends?
Feeling an empty pit of nothingness becoming my stomach after all that training.. I'm certain that I need to go ahead and pick up some food before I pass out..Arriving at the Cafeteria, I find that the chef is gone, however there's food prepares and kept hot with some steamtables. Inserting my Cred Card, the barrier opens and I scoop some still hot mexican beans and rice onto my plate, having a taste for something spicy. . . And avoiding the Oriental cuisine that includes calamari... I do NOT need that right now...The cafeteria's pretty empty overall.. No one that I know is here so I sit down by myself and eat... all is peaceful until a strange woman slips herself into the booth and stares at me.. Looking up and down as if she's assessing...Mid-bite, I put my spoon down and stare right back with a blank expression. She's wearing a leather and cloth top, with pads in the shoulders and elbows. Her pants follow a similar trend, reinforcing the knees, and caressing her ass.. I caught that before she sat down.. Her skin is flawless, though dark like an Indian's, however her hair has blonde highlights among the black."I... can I help you?"She smiles, and crosses her fingers as she leans over the table a bit..."Hmm... Maybe... That depends... You're Omar, correct?"I nod," Yeah, what's it to you?"Her smile shows teeth, I see that her caniness are a bit longer than they should be..."I am known... as The Handler..."> Laugh, "Oh yeah, I fucked up your pet!"> Respond Cautiously," So... What do you want?> Leave, I'm not dealing with this.> Write in.Second> Ask Questions(state)
>>22967284Laugh, but apologize
>>22966995Archived by the way.>>22967215He wasn't taking away our soul... And the Flow is the other world that Invokers draw power from, and that Evokers actively change to manipulate the material world..He basically absorbed all of the "Flow" (think of it as Mana in this sense) to render Omar powerless.
>>22967284o cool that thing you made was wicked cool what all went into it?
>>22967284>respond cautiouslyWe don't know how she's gonna react.
>>22967284[X] Write in."It's lovely to meet you Ms. Handler. Fighting your Kraken was interesting. I'll be sure to visit your Zoo again in the future."[X] Ask Questions(state)"What type of poison did the Kraken use? Why did you come to see me? What other creatures have you made that you would suggest I fight? Do you have a name other than 'The Handler'?"
>>22967325She's smiling, im assuming shes not that pissed.
>>22967325Actually, also ask her how she made the Kraken do that thing with the electricity.
Well, since she's smiling, I assume she's not all that pissed about what I did to her pet, I laugh a bit,"Hey look, I'm sorry if I hurt it a bit more than I should have.. Thing was freaking brutal..."Tilting her head to the side, she regards me with wide open eyes, her smile stopping momentarily,"Sorry.. yes... You should be sorry Omar... Hurting such a poor creature... It was just hungry..." Her lips slowly pull back into a smile again," After... all..."Her expression sends chills down my spine, but.. this is... this is a really good person to talk to.. "So.. It's.. Uhh.. nice... to meet you? What's you're rea-""Aria Seer" She replies before I even even finish."So.. Uhh... How did you make that thing... the Kraken I mean.. What went into it?"She pulls back, clasping her hands on the table as she thinks... soon rattling off a list," Electric Eel for the obvious, Great White for size and teeth, Great Alaskan Octopus for intelligence," Staring at me a moment," Eyes," Looking up again, she continues," Cuddlefish for camouflage, and enhanced to be perfect in visible spectrum, Blue ringed Octopus and box jellyfish for poison..." She puts a finger in her mouth, putting her teeth on a nail as she thinks..." And that's it... May include Mantis a crustacean of some sort to help it against that attack of yours..." Wow... okay.. she was normal-ish for a moment.. and just went full eccentric on me... Maybe I should take my meals in my room if I actually want to eat in peace?"Ahh.. Why did you come to see me?""Why, I wanted to see the shrimp that beat one of my more ingenious pets... The aquatic environment tends to trip up most Invokers in the first place... Last one to lay it out was that Black-covered bitch... what's her name... Fauna? " She puts her nail back in her mouth and bites gently..Well... I've made a mental note of the creatures that went into that thing... now...
> Excuse myself, I've had enough crazy for today... this is enough...> Put up with her a bit longer... Flirt?> Leave without a word.> Write in.Secondary> Ask Questions(state)> Flip her the bird.> none
>>22967539You did not just misspell Cuttlefish! Also, Cuttlefish have eyes that can see light polarisation and some produce poison on par with Blue Ringed Octopus.
>>22967561>excuse selfJust want to eat in peace, I mean gott dang, mang.
>>22967586I had "cuddlefish" in my head ever since I heard it as a kid. I only found out that it's "cuttle" within the past two weeks... XD
>>22967561Just talk with her, she seems like an interesting sort. And learning more about what animals are good to draw from is really helpful. Keep on eating."Funny you should say shrimp, those little guys have lots of interesting traits. The Mantis Shrimp has some of the most complex eyes you'll ever find. Crabs are good for armor, though turtles are good for that as well. Maybe some snapping turtle for some burst movement so it can get a surprise bite in. The stonefish has some great poison. Sorry about rambling, animals, especially sea creatures, have so many interesting things to mimic."
>>22967539so what else did you make ?ever think of making it smaller? it big sure and strong but its not too fast perhaps make a symbiotic Creature for it one that can withstand its electric and poisons. but fast doesn't even need to be deadly or strong just annoying any one gets a bit distracted going up agents that thing and there toast give make it a small squid with over sized mantas shrimp claws at the end and some spikes every things better with spikes and there you go
Waiting a bit more for a tiebreaker.If not, I'll roll even vs odd.
>>22967616add this I like her seams to like her work
I'm>>22967616Voting for a combination of mine and>>22967681Nerd out with her over exotic and strange creatures. Maybe smile. She creates monsters, 10/10, would waifu.
>>22967717At some point, about every female has been made Omar's Waifu... Though he's gotten closest to Katie so far...I'm kind of surprised, granted Fauna was the first, she hasn't been the only one considered... Maybe all the crazy going around helps? Hehe...
>>22967717>Nerd out with her over exotic and strange creatures. Maybe smile. She creates monsters, 10/10, would waifu.true Katie just likes to play this one though ... potential lets remember to look up her profile latter
>>22967731I was slightly kidding, it's best not to rush these things, though she does seem nice. And we can learn a lot from her. Fauna is nice, but she's 10 gallons of crazy in a 5 gallon bag, and the self loathing isn't gonna help. Katie is possibly heading towards a mental break and severe disillusionment like a freight train full of explosives running straight into Times Square. Crazy girls make the best waifus.
>>22967757I like Katie and Fauna
Well.. She's rather pretty.. I'd say.. And she's not really approaching me maliciously... despite her odd snap earlier..."So... You make beasts like that... What else have you made?" I ask... Any insight into future beasties I might encounter might help me prepare after all...She backs off of the table and puts a finger to her mouth with an outright coy expression," Now, now, Omar. A woman has to have her secrets... I can't just go and tell you about my creations... After all... Their goal is to train you... or tear you apart." She smiles rather sweetly now, "Though you'd be interesting to work with... You mimicked two.. three.. hmm... at least four animals at once with your power. That's interesting... Very interesting... most Shifters can't go that far into biologic transformations... most they can do is change how the world affects them... I had heard about this before from the others," Yeah, shifting to be like a butterfly, rather than become a butterfly... like that? Instead of becoming like a fish.. "I smile at this," I become a fish."She snaps her fingers," Precisely, and that's quite interesting! Honestly, as an evoker, I can hardly make any beasty changes to myself. To unstable... doesn't correct itself the way it does for you...""Correct?""Yes, yes... I've read that your powers have a tendency to correct themselves if they don't "work" with the world. That's why you can do such strange things..."No, this is shifting towards me.. I need to gear this to her creations..." So.. Why did you make the Kraken so large? If it were fighting agents, wouldn't a smaller creature be fasterm and more effective?"Raising a finger, she winks an eye," That... is where you're wrong Omar... and the Kraken was not made especially for agents... it was made to discreetly take out ships. Through camouflage and electrical interference, it's extremely difficult to detect, and powerful enough to chew through a hull."
She continues, "I'll be making definite improvements to it with this defeat."With a wave of my hand," Well, armor might help it take hits, right? how about a sea turtle... or a crab?"She shakes her head," No, I've changed my mind on that point.. not hydrodynamic... The key to the Kraken is that it's quick for its size... The problem it faced was your Pistol shrimp adaptation... the shockwave traveled through its body... adding in Sea cucumber to make its internals inconsequential would likekly make it too inconsistent... Oh.. there's planning to be done. Also, there'll be at least a week before I have the kraken ready to go again... Have fun with my other pets." She gives me another wink and heads off.Well.. that was weird... though enlightening...I'll need to look her up later... Finishing my food in peace, I deposit my tray and feel refreshed with food in my belly.Where to now?> Back to my room, I've got some things to do.> Attend the sparring grounds to watch.> Wander around the facility.> Write inSecondary> Rendezvous with someone(Wallie, Katie...)
(For secondary)> None
>>22967926[X] Attend the sparring grounds to watch.[X] Rendezvous with someoneWatch the stuff with Kill, he's a pretty good mentor for a lot of the Quickening and Reinforcing and is a more experienced so he can explain more of what is happening during fights.
>>22967926>>[x] Attend the sparring grounds to watch.secondary check Aria See profile and Drake see if he is ok
>>22967949Oh, and if Kill isn't around I think Wallie would be good, he's a sharp one and can fulfill a similar role.
>>22967926>Attend sparring grounds to watch
>>22967965Kill is still on assignment.
I check Aria's profile...>Aria Seer>Nick: The Handler>Female>Age: 28>Danger Class: B>Overhuman Type: Evoker>Ethnicity: Indian>Injuries>Magic: Conceptualization(Expert)Manipulation(Expert)Genetic Manipulation( Specialization)Beast Manipulation (Natural Specialization)>Mark of Power:Tribal Markings on left leg and right arm.>Note: A master of beasts, Aria Seer has remarkable talent in influencing the will of non-humans. She has used her power to essentially turn her menagerie of wildlife into a fully functional training tool for other Overs. She has an interest in recreating and improving such creatures of myth. By controlling the wills of her beasts, she has been exceedingly successful in covert and assassination missions.Wait... Gene Manipulation doesn't have "natural" next to it... Could that mean that she learned it over time? I wonder what other ways my own power could be specialized....
Stepping away from the cafeteria console, I think about that... I wonder if there are any other Overs here that have learned crazy things like that... I suppose... I think... I should check the sparring grounds for that.. if there's even any going on at this time in the afternoon...I get back on the console real quick and dial for Wallie... if there's anyone I'd want to check that out with, it's him... Kill... or... maybe Katie..?Wallie picks up and I see a video feed on the screen of him. "Hey, kid, what's crackin?""Not much man, hey, I was wondering if you wanted to watch some spars with me? I'm pretty burnt out... but I figure you'd be fun to chill with. You see what people do, right?""Hmmm... Sorry kid, I'm a bit preoccupied... got a lady-friend in my room with me... hehe.. I'll catch up to ya later?"I cringe a bit..."Hey man, that's cool. No need to rush... just take your time.. And... I didn't need to know."Wallie laughs," Well hey, you stay cool alright kid? No burnin the place down. That's the Wallster's job!" He starts laughing and the video cuts off... that guy...Do I want to call Katie?> Yes...> No..
>>22968136>> Yes...seams like something she would like to do
>>22968136Sure, what's the worst that could happen? Inb4, or daresay in during, yandere
>>22968167she picks up and wally says hi again
>>22968171Oh god yes
>>22968136[X] Yes...She's a fun one, and she probably likes watching other people "play".
>>22968136>[x]Yes..as >>22968187 said, she likes to watch people 'play' so she might be more insightful to what other people are doing with their powers.
>>22968181Oh god no
I punch in Katie's name, deciding to call her. It takes about a minute for her to pick up, her feed flips on, and I see her short red hair and lightly freckled face, she's smiling as usual," Oh hello Omar! How was your training?"I smile at her," Well, it wasn't quite what I expected,... The Woman supervising gave me a kraken to fight..."Her eyes go wide," Wha- Kraken?! Those exist?!"I shake my head," Well, they didn't... There's a person in our facility that splices beasts or something... It was some kind of Electric sharktopus."She tries not to laugh," Ok, you're pulling my leg, right? That sounds like some sort of bad sci-fi...""No, really... And it was crazy... Anyway... I wanted to ask if you'd like to watch some spars with me? I'm out of juice for the day, but we could always learn something, right?"Katie rolls her eyes and giggles a bit," Well then, come meet up with me. I'm already here. I just had a game with another animist but he couldn't catch me.... See you soon!"Already there... Well, I should've known.. at least she's waiting there for me now...-------------------------------------At the sparring Fields, Katie and I meet up... There's a few pairs going at it right now... How do we watch?From...> Observation deck> Outside of ring.And which...> Invoker vs Invoker> Invoker vs Evoker> Evoker vs Animist
>>22968171I just got that now... Oh... that'd be hilarious...
>>22968313[X] Outside of ring.Better view there, we can deal with any spillover from the fight without too much trouble. Note, if it's Collateral Damage Fire Man vs. Sir Explode Everything in a 5 Mile Radius, take the deck instead.[X] Invoker vs EvokerIt's the most relevant to us, Invokers like us have an advantage against Evokers, so it'd be cool to see what tricks Evokers pull to turn the tables.
>>22968363switching to this
Honestly, I just might write a goddamn profile for everyone here at Renaissance...
>>22968428it would probable save you time cause i know if i hear about some one interesting or interact with them well I would look them up
>>22968463I write a profile for whoever's brought up that's an Over...But I mean like... 40 something profiles for Overs.. even ones not mentioned.
well with >>I wonder what other ways my own power could be specialized....i bet Omar will eventually glance at every one then see what can be done
Katie and I go on down to the ring-side. We decide that the observation deck doesn't give us as well as a view as this does...Katie points over to a spar beginning between Spartan and another guy... Looks like he's a mexican or something. His hair is short and looks lightly oiled, his skin is dark.. and actually more bronze than anything. He stands firm and nods to spartan as they take their places.We sits down on a stone bench used for such spectating. Neither of us cheer after getting a cold glare from Spartan at Katie even starting. Seems like he likes his battles quiet...Spartan draws two short wooden swords... Seems he's using them instead of the metal ones in his profile... training after all, right?Looking to the mexican? Or is he Brazilian.. I'm thinking Brazilian... He seems to be very focused on Spartan's weapons... Katie whispers to me," From what I've gathered so far.. Invokers and animists can typically heal rather quickly. like when they sleep... Evokers though... One would say they bleed like anyone else." Without warning, the match starts. In a blink, Spartan's scars glow red and he's advanced on his opponent, bringing his two shortswords down, while the man casually moves out of the way in the short interlude. with circle-shaped marks on his chest glowing, he throws out a pulse that knocks Spartan back a bit, even going so far as to move the sand....
Spartan's scars flash red again, as in a blink, he moves away from the focus of attack, this time the Brazilian holds out his hands and ripples the air around the wooden blades, almost as though he's holding them with some kind of force.Soon Spartan gets fed up with that tactic and kicks the Brazilian back. And in a Red flash, he's upon him again...Whispering to Katie," Hey, can you even see him when he does that?"She says," No, I have to quicken to keep up, you're too tired for that though, right?"I nod, I focus again on the fight...
Bringing down his blades again, the air's distorted once more and they're held at bay, Spartan's scars go red again as he pushes the blades down to their target, the Brazilian throws a hand out to push him back with another visible pulse. This time however, Spartan's on his knees, holding a hand to his ears.The Brazilian holds up a hand, and in a thick accent says,"This is good, ja?"Spartan's scars glow again as, in another blink, he's behind the brazilian, though in the next moment, he's clutching his ears. Blood leaking from them.The Brazilian starts to look kind of sleepy," Hey, I'm gettin' to my limit.. It's hard keepin this up..." It's only now that I notice that the sand has been vibrating in deep pulses...Spartan raises two fingers," I... concede...""I can't believe an evoker could do that to Spartan... It looks like he was doing something with the air..."I nod," Yeah, it looked just like that..."With the match over... who do we talk to?> Spartan> The Brazilian> Neither, leave the grounds.Second> Ask questions(state)> None.
[I'm gonna turn into bed after next post. Black tea's kept me coherent this late, but I know when I should be sleeping.][Oh, and Grand Ocean will be back up tomorrow for any interested.]
>>22968718>the brazillianask him how he was able to do those things if it was pure sound manipulation or something
>>22968751"Ja" is also brazilian portugese, mang.
>>22968718[X] The BrazilianLet's meet new people.Ask how he pulled that off, if it was sound manipulation to push him back and hold him in place. What his name is. If Spartan tried to feed off of his power and how that worked out.I think we could stand a good chance against him if we fought, we don't know all of his tricks, but we wouldn't bleed out the ears like Spartan did as we could change our ears and tire him out.
Spartan rests in the sands for a moment, his scars glowing red as scarlet.I figure he must be using Quickening to heal after that...I figure that Spartan's ear drums must be out and cal over the Brazilian guy," Hey man! That was awesome! Come here, I wanna talk!"The man holds up his hand to us and takes out his earphones, had he not been listening that entire time?" Hey, what you guys want? You like me spar?" He says, walking over to us.I scratch my chin and tilt my head to the side," I liked it, I liked it... What was that though? You use sound?"Katie gives me a pinch as she giggles, "Of course he does Omar, you saw it!"The Brazilian seems to be trying to understand," Yes, I... Use the sound.. It is.. my Magic. Had to make the air hard to stop those blades though... The music did him in... I started playing it from the start. Forced him slow when he came on me."I get a feeling that I could take him... I'd just have to adapt my ears... But... "So... did he try to feed off you? How did you stop it?"Feed? What do you mean?"Spartan walks up to Katie and I, he turns to the Brazilian and bows," Thank you Antonio. That was brilliant.""Ah, no, no, Wallie calls me, ah.. Tuni... I like that."Spartan scowls ever so slightly, his scars giving him an unsettling appearance,"I will not use such a ridiculous name... We will clash again soon.. Antonio... As for the question, Omar... I did not feed from him. He made it difficult by making most of his attacks last only an instance. Feeding is harder during brief intervals. Evokers accustomed to Invokers will make use of that. Good day.""Nice talking to you... Uhh, friends. Have nice day." Tuni walks off, putting his headphones back in.Katie decides that she's going to play again as well, while I turn in... not much more to do while you're so tired...[And that's it for the night guys! Was fun as usual! Take it easy... Oh, and if you have any questions.)
I'd be happy to answer before turning out... or in the morning as this'll all be on archive anyway... Any suggestions would be nice as well... and in building Renmaissance's profile list, you could always email me character ideas! (they don't even necessarily need to be Renaissance Overs either...)
>>22968940Night. See you when you run it next, which given your schedule will probably be in 2 days.So Omar's power is based off of Evolution. Fauna has Beast Mimicry, but when she uses it she's imitating the strength of a bear for example, but we make our arms more bearish instead, right? That is why we're having such an easy time turning our hand into a snappy harpoon punch. Does the Evolution thing also give us a bonus for channeling legendary animals like when we did the Phoenix or if we tried to get some Dragon thing going? How reflexive is the Evolution? It does seem to just do its thing when we're in a situation where we need it, like when Fauna punched us a lot or when we started to drown. How aware do we have to be of a threat for it to start changing? Since we're futzing with our DNA and body structure these Evolutions have to be more "real" or based in reality than some other abilities, right?Could we imitate a Mongoose for its reflexes to get a cheaper version of Quickening?>>22968954What address?
>>22969009>Could we imitate a Mongoose for its reflexes to get a cheaper version of Quickening?thats clever. i like that.can we keep a constant mimic to an eagles or owls eyes?
>>22969009In the field.I mail peeps when I start too.Fauna's listed as beast mimicry... and so is Omar. Their real power is Evolution, but there's two ways to emulate "bear strength" There's the "concept" which is reinforce/shift and the form, which is purely shift.She was lying at the time, she's just unnaturally strong due to being highly evolved despite her "cursed" form.As for the reflexiveness... It takes a lot of focus to specifically control. If Omar starts taking in energy and just lets it occur, it will. Though as you may have noticed, quickening hastens the changes.And since the DNA is changing, yes, they typically have to be "real" or else it results in a form, like the phoenix, that still has an upkeep cost due to "reality error."Technically, concept shifts sll come with "reality error," just not to the same extent.And yes we could adapt Mongoose...Though quickening is more than just quicker reflexes.. it's hightened bloodflow, perception, reflex, movement, etc. It's speed in the purest.
>>22969048Yes, and technically, those "mimics" are adaptations... Like the pistol Claw and Mantis arm.Would make him look pretty bizzare though... Owl eyes...You guys are getting most of the sense out of this though. You like how invocation works?
>>22969060>You like how invocation works?dont really know how it works man
>>22969072Your tag is new, been in the prior threads? There's more exposition there... Shoot me an email and I'll see about throwing you a neat summary.
>>22969085only this one and the one or two prior haha
G'night peeps, I'll respond to any more questions in the morning so they go in archive.
>>22969051I meant poor man's Quickening, it has some of the benefits, and once it's on it's not going to cost much of anything because it's very "real". Hell we could probably keep that on all the time, alongside unnatural flexibility, freaky good eyesight (wear sunglasses to hide compound eyes), and some other basic utility things that we can hide.When Drake did his idiot thing was he trying to take something from us, or was it something different?>>22969072My interpretation, which might be a bit inaccurate, is that the Flow is a giant river/ocean of concepts, ideas, truths, lies, legends, souls, gods, dreams, and so on. It's magic.What Invokers do is they take part of the flow into themselves. There's big currents, little eddies, and everything in between, and an Invoker can't take too much bad things happen. On the low end exhaustion, on the high end DEATH. Also if we try to Channel a big concept, like say "Dracula" and we fail it might just kill us, if we only partially succeed it might cause horrendous pain and require a lot of healing before we can use Magic again, if we do better but not really well we might get some "Dracula" stuck bouncing around in our system.When we're doing our chambered fist we're taking the idea of "Mantis Shrimp" into ourself and molding our arm to fit with their club arm. The details work themselves out due to magic, our DNA and body Shift. The best part of our transformation is that when it's done it's there, we don't need to channel Flow to it to keep it there, it's part of our body, it's physically possible, it meshes with the real world so we don't need to keep channeling Flow at it to combat Paradox, which is pretty much the world shutting you down because you're doing something impossible. Other transformations like the Phoenix are impossible so once we change into that we need to keep pumping Flow into it because we keep on needing to tell the world to fuck off. Same thing goes for Quickening and Reinforcement.