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You are a creature of darkness and shadows. Stripped of your memory, you seek to learn your true nature and find a place in the world.

Archive:

http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=shadow%2Cquest

Twitter (quest times, cancellations, updates):

https://twitter.com/ShadowMaster_tg

Theme music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLTQ5PlEWko
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Events Summary:

You stopped the plague and saved Abigail from wrongful imprisonment, but the town was attacked by an invading force from Kan-Abar. After a long, difficult battle, you managed to make enough of a difference to save the majority of the town - though barely.

The retreating flotilla of Jacob's Field has reached Evinbrook, the capital of Kelvere. You've promised Sir Flint to help him remove a curse on his soul - some sort of dark, parasitic creature. You've convinced him to join you in tracking down Adavan and Abigail, the lich being a specialist in spirit magic.

You met with the ambitious and brilliant Duke Vellik - a man with aims to reshape the political landscape of the world. He's asked for your allegiance, in return for a home and protection for yourself and your friends. You asked for some time to think about the offer.

You explored Evinbrook's castle and read a few books in the library. You lost to Duke Vellik at stones, but learned more about him and his motivations. You sensed magic emanating from the lowest part of Vellik's castle, but were unable to reach its source. You explored the airship and have appropriated a rather nifty utility belt.
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The good captain is standing bye!
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>oh, sorry I'm late. My younger cousin got a brand new telescope and was very excited to demonstrate.

Ability Tree

GREEN abilities have been unlocked and learned.

BLUE abilties are unlocked, but are not yet purchased.

RED abilities are revealed, but locked due to prerequisites.

UNDERLINED abilities are active-use, as opposed to passive.

Unlocked Ability Descriptions Located in the following Pastebin link:

http://pastebin.com/7fSeQRW6

Books the Main Character has read can be found here: (in-progress)

http://pastebin.com/i0zjDPpS

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Current Statistics:

HP: 21/21
Mana: 2/4
EXP: 0
Humanity: 16
Temerity: 10

Basic Battle Options to keep in mind during fights (it would get tedious to list all of them every time):

-Physical Attack
-Shadow Attack (requires light source!)
-Magic Attack
-Defend
-Dodge and Counter
-specific ability (Battle-specific abilities activate same-turn; others burn a turn to activate)
-Flee (dodge check if enemy attacks)

Equipment:

Utility belt with purse

Inventory:

Shadow Sword Shard
Spirit Sword
Fancy Sun-Moon Key

Current Location:

Kelvere - Evinbrook
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>>24387963

>forgot pic
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Aww yeah, Shadow Quest up in this motherfucker!
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>Last time...

You just finished exploring the airship.

The dynamo was a fascinating object that absolutely throbbed with power...you still have a bit of a desire to consume it. But the duke probably wouldn't approve if you incapacitated one of his most valuable assets.

Elementals were the only ones capable of creating dynamos. You tried to compress and spin some of your shadows into a ball...it held for a moments, but unraveled quickly.

Your new belt seems useful, though its many pockets and larger attacked purse are empty for the moment.

It's a few hours after sunset. You've been wondering what Sir Flint has been up to all day...

What do you do?

>try to find Sir Flint
>look for Joey
>locate Fredrick
>something else
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>>24387994
>attacked
*attached
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>>24387994
Try to find Sir Flint.

I have this idea in my head and once we find Flint and see what he has been up to we proceed to ask him about the Kan-Abar (people who attacked Jocob's Field) and their history.
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>>24387994
>try to find Sir Flint
Let's see what our bro has been up to.
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>>24388064
Ooooh, that sounds like a good opportunity for some exposition. I second this.
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>>24387994
see if we can find flint, maybe we'll run into Joey
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>>24387994

You spread out your senses...

...Flint's shining light is easy to see in the darkness. Points of life float like little candles...but he's a bonfire.

Oddly, you can't sense Duke Vellik. He probably makes an effort not to be sensed in such a manner.

Flint is across the bridge leading over the river, in a clustered group of houses. You slink your way through the darkness, holding still to avoid detection by the frequent patrols. You're soon outside the building he's within.

There's plenty of lights and noise coming from inside. Men are carousing and conversing...thinly dressed women are serving them large mugs filled with frothing brown liquid. There's several musicians playing lively, cheery music in one corner.

You locate Flint quickly. He's leaned up on a long counter near the back. He's slumped low on the wood.

What do you do?

>say something (write in or specify impression)
>speak to him when he gets back to the castle
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>>24387994
>Find Flint
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>>24388255
sneak towards his shadow, send him a general hello
<Flint, are you okay? If I may I have some questions>
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>>24388255
Send an impression of us peeking in through a window and waving.
I think that will get the point across.
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>>24388314
Agreed, don't want to make him seem too drunk by making him talk to nothing, at least in the others eyes.
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>>24388255
<It seems the fearless knight has risen at last, may I join you?>
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>>24388314

thirding this course of action
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>>24388314
Fourthing.
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>>24388314

You send Flint an impression of yourself waving a shadowy hand at him from the window of the bar.

Flint's slumped form doesn't budge, but he raises his right hand. At first, you think he's making a subtle attempt to return the greeting, but his hand lowers to stop a mug slid his way down the counter.

He raises himself up and - in one long motion - chugs the entire mug. He slams it down on the bar, though it's only a small pat in the middle of the noisy room. He fishes a few coins from his pockets and scatters them on the wood, then winds his way out of the bar.

He slowly meanders toward your position at the window. His feet keep getting ahead of his torso, and his eyes don't settle. Something about him is off.

"...eh, Shadow. Hey!" Flint stands next to you. He paints a striking picture. He cleans up rather nicely with a red and white shirt and coat, but he's practically falling over himself. "How're things...'n...you know?"

What is your response?
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>>24388469
Ask him how drunk he is
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>>24388469
"Same as usual. Played a game of Stones with the Duke, explored a bit.

What is this place? What was the stuff you were drinking? Why were the women dressed like that?

Why can't you walk right?"
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>>24388469
<Not nearly as entertaining as the night you've had. Missed you at dinner, but I must say I like the new look>
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>>24388469
...and of course he is drunk when we need to ask him questions.
<Flint...is something wrong? You seem...different>
Really, shadow doesn't know what "Being drunk" is.
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>>24388525
>>24388530
these are good, but lets not forget to ask about the people of Jacob's Field and how his meeting with the Duke went
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>>24388525
I like this, bombard him with questions.
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>>24388549
Ah! That reminds me from the last thread, we need to ask Flint what "in the sack" means.
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>>24388578
Clearly it must be added to the question list.
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>>24388578
This should be particularly amusing in his current state.
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>>24388578
Ask him what he means, for example what it would mean if we got "in the sack" with him.
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>>24388549
>>24388578
lets help him since it looks like he can't walk right now and ask him these while he's drunk. it might sober him up
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>>24388525

incessant questions in regards to effects of drinking AHOY!
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>>24388469

<...I'm fine. I played a game of stones with the duke, and I've learned a bit more about his goals...assuming he was honest with me. What's the matter with you?>

"Ah...drunks as shit, is s'matter."

<What's a drunk?>

Flint barks a laugh. <Fuckin' thing don't even know what drunk is. Jeeze. Drink beer, get drunk. Problems go bye-bye!" Flint pumps his fist. The motion nearly knocks him over. You hurriedly move to prop him up, but he catches himself at the last minute. "Shit. Gonna headsache in the morning. Let's get the shit out of here and leave."

He promptly marches off, ready to trip and break his neck. You leap into his shadow and keep on your toes.

<If that 'beer' makes you like this, perhaps you shouldn't drink it. It's not solving problems that I can see.>

"Don't solvesing shit, dummy. Just makes you stupid and not thinking."

<...an ignorance potion? Humans are strange.>

Flint coughs and splutters a weird giggle. "Of course you'd put it like that...shit."

<Did you see Joey or the townspeople today?>

"Ah yeah! Joey...fucking kid. Can't believe...shit. You know, I...asked him to be my squire. Parents liked the idea...thinkin', 'hey, get with a noble and everything'...and he's up for it. 'Cause you mentioned it. Well, so that's that...guess he can polish armors is something..."

<You're a bit...difficult to understand.>

"That's the beer talkin'. I'm drunk. Dammit, listen whenna man speaks, you know?"

You cross the bridge. He nearly teeters off into the river. You leap into position as a hand rail, but he sways back into the middle before reaching you. You pass a patrol and duck into his shadow. The men give Flint looks, but just mutter and shake their heads after he's gone.'

Do you try to communicate with Flint further, or just keep an eye on him until he's back in the room?
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>>24388578
>>24388549
Combo of these two
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>>24388704
Why havent we asked him what "in the sack" means yet? We must know!
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>>24388704
<An odd question, what's "get her in the sack" mean>
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>>24388704
Ask him what "in the sack" means, why women wear thing clothing, why he drinks, what problems he wants to forget, try to get him to explain why being stupid is good.
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>>24388761
>>24388741
>>24388578
>>24388601
>>24388606

acknowledged
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>>24388766
Thin clothing, not thing clothing. We need him to start explaining tits, sex, and all of that while hilariously drunk.
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>>24388766
This is a must and as much as I want to I don't think we are going to get any "useful" information out of him.
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>>24388761
>>24388766
these
<Flint, honestly do you believe the Duke is sincere in his wish for peace?>
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>>24388801
Okay, we might get an honest answer if we ask this.
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>>24388704
>>24388801
this would probably work since he's to drunk to lie
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>>24388801
I fourth this
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>>24388704

<Speaking of ignorance, I've a few questions.>

"Well shit, just ask. You're my friend er somethings...?"

<What does the phrase "get her in the sack" mean?>

"Dumb idiot," Flint says. "Means you take a woman and roll in the hay. Bed 'er."

<What does "roll in the hay" mean?>

"Take a tumble. Sleep together. Bed a woman. What's I wanna do to Megan. Fuck, man. Fuck."

<...copulation?>

"Shitsis stupid, but yeah."

<...oh.> The thin clothing of the women suddenly has context. Easier access. <This beer seems rather popular. Do the women serve it as a profession...?>

"Nothin' like a good bar maid." Flint makes a lopsided grin. "...couple times. Not anymore. I'm not in my teens now, shit."

It strikes you that women seemingly primed for copulation via thin clothing would make excellent marketing for male beer consumption. The nature of the bar becomes more clear to you.

The castle guards have a quiet chuckle when Flint passes, but he's in the doors without a problem.

What do you ask now? Or do you remain silent?
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>>24388859
>>24388825
>>24388820
>>24388801

Ok.
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<Do you think the duke is sincere? About his wish for peace?>

"...shit, I dunno. Probably. But whatsayin' his'is...ah, the pieces...shit. Um, so, you think world's just gonna fall into place? That's what I'm saying. Bloody. Forcing the world...into a vision. Maybe a bigger bite than anyone's chewing, you know? But...hell. Might as well try if you got the time and the power and the...shit. Who gives a fuck?" Flint sighs. "Anyone does it...maybe him, I guess. But he's not so, you know, nice and all. Ain't cuddly and fucking happy. He's political demons and...that's what I mean. Peace...at what cost?"

<The duke told me it's a folly to care to much...but you're a better man than him, because you know that, but you care nonetheless.>

"Yeah...?" Flint eyes you for a moment. He seems briefly surprised, even happy...but the drunken grimace crosses his face once more. "Easier if I didn't. Didn't care."

<So, you drink beer to become stupid.>

"S'bout the sizeofit, yeah."

<What good does that do you?>

"Stupid means think less. Think less, hurt less, shit man, don't you get it? Fuck. I hate thinkin' about shit. Gerald and Megan and...fuck. Fuck it. Not thinkin' about it."

You're going up the stairs. You keep your arms on either side of him as he thumps back and forward, one arm leaving heavily on the railing.

What do you ask him now?
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>>24389056
Why did he say it was too late to talk down the Kan-Abar? Did something happen? (Been looking over the old threads)
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>>24389056
<If the Duke truly could at least tell us what your curse is, would you hear him out>
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>>24389056
<If you were in my position, would you side with the Duke and help him achieve his goals?>
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>>24389056
<The Duke may not be all bad, at least he sincerely hopes you can succeed in your mission>>
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>>24389056
<Are memories so unwanted that you wish not to think over them? I have very few and most are filled with either questions or conflicts. Are you the same, perhaps?>
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>>24389124

<I don't understand Kan-Abar's position. What good they get from waging war like this? No acceptance of surrender, no peace?>

"...shit man, s'have times s'to educate you on every damn thing...n'...well,'skinda simple n'...Obis was gonna rule, Nulis, younger brother, drove him out. Got the war hawks on 'is side...no one knows where Obis is...prolly dead, poor sonovabitch. Nulis keepin' his rule...uniting his people by making the rest of the world enemies, get me?"

<I think so.>

>>24389125

<What would you say if the duke could do something about my curse?>

"...I'd go home and find somethin's else to help," Flint says. "...not gettin' in debtors prison to that...that man."

>>24389139

<What would you do if you were me?>

"I can'ts hardly understands you when you don't even fucking know BEER, man. Not even beer. Shit, you just wanna keep Abby all safe and cozy...should just build a fuckin' cabin in the woods and live there 'er something. Why be a servants of dukes...shit."

>>24389218

<Are your memories so unwanted that you wish not to think over them? I have very few and most are filled with either questions or conflicts. But...the few I have...I cherish.>

"The many I have...I wish I didn't," Flint says.

You've finally made it to the top floor. You probably won't have time for many more questions...
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>>24389311

Correction

><What would you say if the duke could do something about **YOUR** curse?>
>"...I'd go home and find somethin's else to help," Flint says. "...not gettin' in debtors prison to that...that man."
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>>24389311
As a side note, when the opportunity presents itself, we should probably get the sword shard and key and put them in the beg we've got now.

Never know when we might need to make a hasty exit, and we wouldn't want to lose track of those things.
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>>24389390
Seconding. Where were those items?
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>>24389390

Sure.

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In case anyone is wondering, 5-minute cutoff for dialogue prompts. Then it's time to get the story moving again, we've had enough dilly-dallying.
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>>24389311
The more Flint speaks the more I start to like him. It's nice to get another's opinion on this and i'm not as eager to join forces with the Duke after this.
>>24389390
Third, Flint has them if I remember correctly
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>>24389445
I absolutely cannot think of anything else to ask him for the life of me.
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>>24389390
Fourth
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>>24389428

3 things.

Spirit Sword - it attacked you, and you wrestled it free from a feral Spirit elemental. It's an ornate sword charged with powerful Spirit energy. Some people wanted to consume it, but the majority wanted to save it for Abigail, worst case scenario using it as a med pack.

The Fancy Sun-Moon key was something you found in the Old Forest Keep. It opened the chest holding the Shadow Sword shard.

The Shadow Sword Shard is a piece of the blade of a broken sword. It was resting inside a steel container cushioned by padding on the inside. Only you could read the strange etchings on the blade itself, but as it was broken, this is all that was legible:

-n, the void tw-
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Finally, caught the thread once

Not sure if this has been noticed before but I wanted to note that when Adavan called the spirit at Jacob's Field "Nice Lady", it is not because he thinks she is nice but because Abigail called her like that. Remember when we met her she told us she could talk to spirits and she mentioned some lady? I believe she is that lady.

Anyway, carry on
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>>24389511
We could also give the sword to the Lich the next time we see him. But ofc that also depends if he could even swing it.

Ask for the shard and for his opinion of the elements being on two different sides.
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Flint stops at the door to his suite. He leans against a tapestry hanging from the stone wall. He droops low.

He's silent.

You're just about to ask if he's alright when he slams his fist into the wall. And then, again, harder. "...shit...shit. Never fuckin'...goes away."

<What are you talking about?>

"You wanna know? Whatchyou wanna know about? You gonna laugh at me too? Huh?"

<Flint, I don't - >

"Fuck, man." He crashes through his suite door. Concerned, you hurriedly rush in after him and close the door, hoping he's not making too much noise.

"You wanna fucking know? You know what they call me at home? Dummy Donny. Idiot. Shithead. The fourth son - and the first three got all the good shit, and I'm the dribble. That's what they say.

"And fuck. I worked - I TRAINED - day and day and day after days, over and over. I studied...I read the whole library twices, and even learned a...some magics and things...I'm best at the sword, but...I can't...I never..." Flint falls back on his bed. "...No one's ever sees it...always fall right when...just when I thought I'd finally show 'em...then you tell me it's...this thing is on me...who? Who fucking did it? WHY?!"

Flint slams his fist into his pillow. "SHIT! WHY DID THIS HAPPEN TO ME?!?"

He draws his pillow in. He sniffs. His eyes are red and wet. "...stole her from me. Stole Megan. That things stole Megan...and now, Gerald...shit. Shit!" He pounds the pillow again.

And before you know it, he's out cold.

You have a feeling you heard things that Flint considered of greatest privacy.

Flint lies on his bed, fully clothed, breathing slowly, but soundly. His hand still clench the pillowcase tightly.

What do you do?
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>>24389661
get hi in night cloths and tuck him in
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>>24389661
Gently untie and remove his shoes, place them on the floor next to his bed, it sucks to sleep wearing shoes. Then tuck him into get, get the blanket on him, let him rest.
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no sword for Adavan. He is a Teacher now. We should keep it to give to Abigail as a 'Graduation' Present...

>>24389661

<Get some rest. For on the Morrow, the hunt will begin>
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>>24389661
Seems like an excellent opportunity to acquire the sword shard and key.
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>>24389661
Damn, I have to feel sorry for this guy. We should double prioritize freeing him from the shit-shadow-snake.
Anyways let's do this >>24389727
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>>24389661
lets get him ready for bed, send him calm emotions to help him relax
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>>24389661
Wasn't that snake thing around him trailing south or something? If we could see that, could we follow it?
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>>24389727
This, and get the shard
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>>24389802
or find Adavan
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>>24389661
>>24389734
This and shall we also call it a night? Or shall we do a once over of the castle?
>>24389802
To the south is the empire of light and i'm not sure we want to head that way.
>>24389820
>>24389751
Get dat shard and key.
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>>24389802
Ahh I found it in thread 8, it trailed "Almost straight south."
And it was apparently giving 'spirit' vibes, so
>>24389822
That would probably be the better choice.
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>>24389834
I dont think we need the key. The key did its job and i doubt there will be other locks with the same keyhole
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>>24389847
> it trailed "Almost straight south.
Judging by the map that was posted a while back, that suggests it's coming from Flint's own kingdom.

I suspect treasonous intrigues.
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>>24389877
We want all four keys, for that thing that I just blanked, and this may be one of them.
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>>24389847
>And it was apparently giving 'spirit' vibes
Wait a minute, we should try cutting the thread with the spirit sword! Spirit blades cut spirit threads right? I doubt that SM will let us save this man's destiny that easily, but we should see if this will have any effect.
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You feel...

...you feel...? You have no name for it. But the feelings direct your actions.

You untie his shoes and set them on the floor next to him. You push him into what appears to be a more comfortable position, then throw the bed's blankets over his form.

You stand away from him, watching him for a moment. You try something you haven't before...you send him an Impression. Calm. Peace.

Balance.

Flint's clenched features relax. His grip on the pillow softens.

...balance...

...you can feel them. Water...somewhere south. Earth, far southwest. Spirit, now north.

And the other four...impossibly far. But there.

The feeling fades. You try to bring it back, but it stubbornly refuses to coalesce.

You open Flint's pack, which is leaned up next to a chair elsewhere in the room. You stow the Sun-Moon Key in a pocket on your belt and the Shadow Sword Shard in the largest pocket, the purse. The Spirit Sword has its own sheath, now - perhaps Flint bought one while he was out. You could hook it on your belt if you were so inclined...

>take the Spirit Sword as well
>leave the sword for now
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>>24389922
Use the spirit sword to cut the shadow/spirit thread from the shit-snake.
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World Map

I'll try to remember posting it at the beginning of each thread for easier reference.
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>>24389959

awaiting a second
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>>24389922
using the sword may work but it would take a Spirit mage for something that delicate, leave it
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>>24389959
That sounds like something to try, let's hope it doesn't cause a "hostile parasite reaction." seconding.
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>>24389959
Sure try it.
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>>24387908
Pastebin Compiler Guy here!
I see you didn't add my link in the intro. Were you going to do that or did I remember incorrectly?
Need me to repost the link?
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>>24389959

we have no way of knowing if cutting the connection could cause feedback directly into Flint. Leave the sword in his care. Get Adavans diagnosis on it first. Better to be safe than sorry in these situations...
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>>24390028
Hah! Did it before you did! Don't ask why.
http://pastebin.com/6RzLX9Yp

use the sword use the sword it sounds like something fishy may happen
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>>24389922
leave it!
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>>24389922
I say we leave the spirit sword.

It would hardly be fair to pocket all the items from the keep. Flint has a right to keep a share of the loot.
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>>24390065
Why?
>Rebel
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>Oh, right. You've gained 3 humanity. (19 total)

As you stare at the sword, an idea strikes you.

You remember the sword's ethereal former master...the spirit elemental. Perhaps it can strike the parasite? Or cut it off from its other end?

You draw the sword with an Articulated Fist. The numb vibration of the spirit magic hums in your hand. You turn.

The parasite lingers...passive. You see the misty trail leading from Flint, across the room, and through the wall...you level the sword over the connection, and, bracing yourself, swing.

The sword passes through the trail and thuds into the carpet. Nothing happens.

You sheath it and heave a sigh.

What do you do now?

>hook the sword on your belt before retiring
>leave it with Flint's things
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>>24389959
On second thought, right now the Ebon Wanderer would probably want to leave Flint alone, and let him get his rest. This is better done with Flint's consent.
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>>24390091
Damn. Leave the sword with his stuff and depart.
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>>24390091
A good try I have to say, but lets leave it with flint go on our merry way.
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>>24390028

Yeah, I just forgot. My bad.

>>24390065

Uh...well then.

I can post both, but having two people do all that work seems silly.
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>>24390100
Well, nevermind. I should always update before I post. >>24390091

Anyways, let's leave it, and ask him about it later. We are already our own weapon, so there's no reason to need this.
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>>24390091
Leave the spirit sword behind. If Flint bought a sheath for it, that would imply he intended to keep it.
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>>24390091
I wanna give the sword to Abigail latter. I mean, she doesn't seem the sword like type yet and I'm just paranoid something bad may happen to her otherwise. I really want Adavan to look at it without us having to rely on Flint carrying around our stuff.
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>>24390131
He posted my link before I could, lol.
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You decide to leave the sword with Flint. No reason to put all the eggs in one basket.

What do you do now?

>retire/sleep/meditate for the night
>something else
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>>24390172
lets either explore the castle a little more, or return to our room and maybe read some of those books
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>>24390183
Lolol
I'm off to finish some work, how late is this thread going? Will I be able to make some of it in an hour or so?
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>>24390172
Meditate on a plan on how to both Help the Duke out, but remain independent.
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>>24390172
Could we spy on Joey?
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>>24390214

Yes.

I've got some plot up my sleeve...2 more hours, minimum.
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>>24390172
Let's go to meditate on Flint's issues, and how to best deal with Vellik. Also, let's jump to the next day so that we can get this story rolling
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>>24390248
Hell yes
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>>24390248
Does this plot involve us looking around the castle some more?
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>>24390227
I say accept terms of allies, but take his offer to continue our own quests. Good to have an ally waiting but this way we don't put ourselves in dept to him.
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>>24390248
Sleevey plots mudsuckers rum!
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>>24390276
Yeah, I guess we "should" get this plot rolling.
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>>24390276
Thirding
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>>24390336
>>24390305
>>24390280
>>24390276

Now we're talking.

Writing...
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>>24390276

also meditate on the 'shadow dynamo' idea. maybe ask flint if they sell glass orbs...
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>>24390415
second
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>>24390415
thurdid
Suddenly I have ideas in my mind of what the hell a shadow dynamo would do. ...Or a shadow bomb.
Alternately we could try the "Rasengan Method"
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You retire to your room and sit on your bed.

Sleep...it doesn't seem to be something you need. But the quite is nice. The dark is nice.

You've found out so much in such a short time. The only thing you've truly confirmed is how little you know.

The duke's propositions are intriguing...but in this world, you're an ant, and he's a giant. Any deal he'd make would seem tempting. On the other hand...perhaps you do want to be a part of that vision. Would you be satisfied with a Abigail and a log cabin? Would she even want that sort of life?

You wonder where she is, and what she's doing. You hope Adavan is keeping his word.

Why do you feel such an attachment to her? It's strange...but then...she was the first person to know you. Her acceptance was easy, and immediate. A child's affection, simple - but too sweet to ignore...something worth protecting, fostering, growing.

Flint's situation seems complicated. You realize you know little of his past, or his family. It seems that the parasite has been with him a long time...you remember the duke mentioning that Gerald was his eldest brother, but you wonder about that other name he mentioned, Megan...who is she? More importantly, who is she to Flint?

...the night passes...you slip into a deeper meditation. Your thoughts float in black space...you see the world as pinpricks of light in a void...

---------------
---------------

A thumping at your door startles you from your reverie. "Shadow?"

<Flint.>

The door creaks open. The man scratches his ears and works a hand through disheveled hair. "Damn. My head is killing me. How did I get back here?"

<I found you at the bar, drunk. I escorted you back.>

"Oh." Flint leans on the door frame. "Guess I was really out of it?"

How do you respond?

>tell Flint about what he said to you
>keep it under your hat
>something else
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>>24390532
Tell Flint what he said
No need to lie to him now
Include the "hit the sack" and "beer" parts
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>>24390532
>Let's let him keep his dignity, anot tell him how much we heard.
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>>24390532
What better way to sieve away the after affects of alcohol than a rejuvenating barrage of questions about ones past?

Let's not. Let's keep it in the dark for now, he probably has a headache from last night already without him knowing everything he said to us.
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>>24390532
>>tell Flint about what he said to you
thank him for being so honest and tolerant of your questions
>something else
talk to flint about accepting to be allies with the Duke, but not til we fulfill our promises
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>>24390532
tell him, time for a bro-ment
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>>24390532
>tell Flint about what he said to you

Be honest with him, he deserves that much.

Also, ask who Megan is, he said her name a lot last night.
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>>24390532

<How long until you are ready to head out to assault the Black Lady's Fortress?>

wait for his reaction

<I jest, Though we should leave to find Abigail and Adavan today though.>
<also, do they sell glass orbs?>
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>>24390532
Keep it secret and keep it safe, but tell him we learned a lot about the function of a "bar" from him. Now is propably not the best time to talk about it. Maybe say "I'll tell you the rest after we are done with this... bushiness"
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>>24390647
>>24390644
>>24390602
>>24390601

Not telling him has a slight majority.
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>>24390574
Yeah tell all of it. Get this potential drama out the way. Include the stuff about booze and "copulation". It's time for Story time.
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>>24390671

Never mind.
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>>24390644
Seconding this
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>>24390669
Tell him and advise him not to drink anymore.
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>>24390687

Never never mind?
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>>24390702
>>24390696
Never never never mind?
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>>24390669
Eh, I'll change my vote to telling him just to make things go.
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>>24390696
Or drink in private at least. No need to go cold turkey I guess.
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>>24390606
tell him
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>>24390644
>leave to find Abigail and Adavan
Before or after we give the Duke our answer? I guess leaving with telling him is an option open to us.
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>>24390718
It don't work like that, buddy, this is an anonymous board, no one knows whether you actually voted already or not.

I say tell him
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>>24390532

Ok, ok, ok. Responding to this post:

Tell him: vote 1

Don't tell him: vote 2

I call the tiebreak.
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>>24390780
2
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>>24390780
1
Be sure to include copulation and beer!
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>>24390780
2
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>>24390780
2)
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>>24390780
1
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>>24390780
1
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>>24390780
1
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>>24390780
1
>>24390606
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>>24390730

so, we need an itinerary...

1. Breakfast.
2. Shopping
3. asking sober Flint the akward questions of the previous night to log the effects of 'beer' on a person.
4. Meeting with Duke
5. Gear Check
6. Nuts On The Road Nim Nim Nim

>>24390780
2
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>>24390780
2
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>>24390780
1
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>>24390789
>>24390800
>>24390802
>>24390828
>>24390829

5 Don't Tell

>>24390834
>>24390826
>>24390821
>>24390808
>>24390803
>>24390794

6 For Tell

We tell.

Writing.
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>>24390869
There better be at least 10 votes on suptg once the thread archives.
Bitter bitter, mumble grumble, snap crackle fack.
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<'Out of it' does not accurately describe your behavior,> you say. <You intentionally imbibed beer, which you informed me was an ignorance potion, to make yourself stupid. You taught me several euphemisms for human copulation, including 'get her in the sack', 'bed her', and 'take a roll in the hay'. From these I deduced the purpose of the bar.>

"...well..."

<When I asked you what I should do if you were in my place, you said that, considering I don't understand beer, you couldn't possibly understand me. You then proclaimed that if my goal was simply to protect Abigail that I should build a log cabin in the woods and live with her there rather than involve myself with the duke.>

Flint has flushed a rather deep red. "...well...I suppose I owe you an -"

<You also informed me that, even if the duke could help with your curse, you'd rather seek help elsewhere than be subjected to his 'debtors prison'.>

"...that one I'd tell you sober, too."

<You also...> You hesitate a moment. <You mentioned frustration over...past failings. Though you weren't specific. You mentioned your training, and...your family's regard for you. And your brother, Gerald, and a woman, Megan. You...> You are unable to meet Flint's eyes. <...you seemed to think that your parasite somehow stole this Megan from you.>

The room is quiet for a long time.

"...I see."

<I realize...those things, perhaps, were not meant to fall on my ears.>

"...I..." Flint shakes his head. "...we'll speak on it another time. But for now..."

<Whenever you feel it is appropriate.>

"Thank you."

There's a knock on the door.

"...come in," Flint calls.

The door opens smoothly. It's - once again - the duke's manservant. His hair is as smooth as his fine-pressed coat. "Gentlemen. Brunch will be served shortly." He glances up. "There's plenty of water, as well."

Flint mutters something under his breath. "...ah, good. Could you be so good as to have a bath drawn up?"

"Already done," the man says. "Across the hall."
con't
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>>24391110
Shit, the manservant couldn't hear us right?
Right?
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Flint spends a few minutes bathing. Without much else to do, you sit in the room and wait. When he reappears, he's fully dressed in his armor and pack.

<I see you're ready.>

"I figured we'd want to be on the road as soon as possible...no matter your response. By the way...did you have the key, and the shard of that sword?"

<I do. You seemed reticent about them...>

"No, it's fine," he says. "Just wanted to make sure we hadn't lost them. Nice belt, by the way."

You adjust your single article of clothing. <Thank you.>

"Leather needs to be kept well-oiled. I'll show you later. Oh, by the way, I've asked Joey to be my squire, and he's - "

<You informed me of that as well, last night.>

"Oh. Great."

The manservant once again calls on you, and you're taken to the same dining chamber you were in previously when you played the game of stones. The duke and his double, Thomas, are both at the table. The manservant takes an out-of-the-way place on the wall to the side.

"Sit, sit! Eat!"

The meal is quiet. The duke and Thomas share conversation about the state of Evinbrook. The main body of the army is headed north the next day. At some point, you notice that the manservant has left. Probably to attend to something somewhere. That man is everywhere.

The clink and clatter of silverware slows to a halt. You've long since absorbed your plate of food.

The duke clears his throat. "Well, my friends...have you come to a decision regarding my proposition?"

What is your response?

>accept the duke's terms in full; you will work with him to achieve his goals, and he will shelter your friends
>offer your friendship, and possible future allegiance, but no commitment to his rule
>reject the offer outright, politely explaining that you simply no too little and cannot honestly offer allegiance in a world you don't understand
>CONSUME HIM, AND HIS LITTLE DOG TOO (because that's always an option)
>something else
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>>24391308
Too late for regrets.
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>>24391308
If the duke wanted to listen in on us, the manservant at the doorway is the least of our worries.
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>>24391335
Friendship, we have obligations (Abby)
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>>24391335
>>offer your friendship, and possible future allegiance, but no commitment to his rule
<As you seek to help your people, so to must I help mine>
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>>24391335
>offer your friendship, and possible future allegiance, but no commitment to his rule
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>At some point, you notice that the manservant has left. Probably to attend to something somewhere. That man is everywhere.
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>>24391308

>all this meta

I'm afraid I can't answer that, Dave.
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>>24391335
>offer your friendship, and possible future allegiance, but no commitment to his rule
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>>24391335
>CONSUME
His silverware giving him an odd set and making him go through the trouble of replacing them.
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>>24391422
You devious bastard
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>>24391335
Friendship for now, we have a girl to find.
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>>24391335
<While my prior obligations call me elsewhere, I hope we can part as friends. Thought I promise my help in the future, know you will have an ally in the Shadows>
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>>24391422
the final fuck you of nobility
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>>24391335
offr friendship, but see if he can offer any parting gifts
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>>24391422
Can we slide this in while eating? "Accidentally" eat the fork near the end of the meal. Hopefully it wont cause physical harm. This will be a good test of what we can and can't eat without iron stomach.
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>>24391335

You have decided to offer the duke your friendship and possible future allegiance, but no commitment to his rule.

I need 9 rolls.

Roll 1d100
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Rolled 39

>>24391542
FRIENDSHIP
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Rolled 58

>>24391542
Rollin' in the deep
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Rolled 16

>>24391542
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Rolled 83

>>24391542
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Rolled 22

>>24391542
Friendship is magic!
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Rolled 7

>>24391542
Aw, too late for voting. (Wanted to tell him we had stuff to take care of but would be back to help him)
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Rolled 98

>>24391542

I invoke the power of baby seals for this roll.
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Rolled 54

>>24391542
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Rolled 73

>>24391542
roll
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Rolled 45

>>24391542
ohshit he will hate us
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Rolled 24

>>24391542
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Rolled 36

>>24391542

rolling a dice.
maybe more elementals might 'win' him over...
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Rolled 45

>>24391569
And magic is good for you!
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>>24391580
Holy shit, seals are magic
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welp, we are boned in more ways than one...
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>>24391542
We should try and sweeten the deal if it helps. Like say if we find any like minded individuals we would send them his way.
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>>24391580
Never fails.
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>>24391592

well, they Can stare into your soul...
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>>24391622
you've saved me again captain fuzzy flippers
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>>24391605
It'll average to above a 50 i think
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<I have decided...> You look at Flint, then back at the duke. <Prior obligations call me elsewhere. There are people to whom I owe debts...and people I must protect.

<But I respect you, your excellency, and your goals. Though lofty and idealistic, they resonate with me. Your show has won an audience. I would have us part as friends - and perhaps, when the time is right, I can offer you my full allegiance. But for the moment, I can't tie myself down.>

The duke sets his fork down on his plate. He folds his hands. "...are you sure?"

<I am.>

"I could offer great help in tracking down the lich, and Abigail. And my resources could certain aid our mutual friend -" He nods toward Flint. "the good knight Sir Flint."

<I know. But these are our problems, and we will solve them.>

"I see." The duke sighs. "In that case - "

The door bursts open. It's the manservant. "Your excellency, angels are here! They're up the stairs, they'll be here any moment!"

The duke rises. "What is this? Calm down and explain."

"There's no time. I've tried to slow them with formalities, but asking a man to stand and stall an angel..."

"Which ones?"

"Auriel and Raziel."

"When did they arrive? How?"

"The Velarion just warped into our airspace but minutes ago. I ran to get here."

"What?" Flint asks. "What are two of the high council doing here so suddenly?"

"You are with Thomas," the duke says quickly. "Sir Flint. They'll be able to sense you easily, so don't move. Don't act alarmed, just surprised." The duke looks at you. "We've only got one hope - that they haven't sensed you. Get behind this."

The duke pulls a drape of the wall. At his touch, it mists orange - not with the electricity you expected. You hesitate, confused.

"Hide you with my own magic and implicate myself?" the duke says. "You must be mad. Now slip behind the tapestry before they move another inch closer!"

con't
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>>24391800
>Angels
Well shit, I did not see this coming.
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>>24391800
dat plot
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>>24391800
CONSUME our place setting, we can't leave any clues behind.
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You leap behind the hanging. The duke withdraws behind another tapestry, and that one sparks and snaps with electric energy. And so you wait there, tense, uncertain. You stretch out your senses...

...you can feel nothing. Angels. Aren't they aligned with the light? They should flare brightly...or perhaps they are good at concealing themselves.

The doors open.

Two angels step inside.

The first is beautiful. A cowl is pulled low over her silver hair. A blue circlet is pinned to the waist of her dress. It sparkles with light energy. White wings are folded neatly behind her back...
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>>24391878
Don't forget the chair, angels be clever and shit.
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>>24391950
>>24391878
It looks too late for that.

>>24391922 Does SM want us to say something, or are we waiting for plot?
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>>24392102
It's only been ten minutes man, patience.
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The second is like light incarnate. Light defines his features, glows in patterns on his clothing, illuminates the four swords sheathed on his back. He's like a totem of light.

Thomas, the double, stands. Flint also stands, and he bows almost double. Thomas nods his head respectfully to the silver-haired woman. "Auriel." He nods to the gold-lined angel. "Raziel."

"Spare me this idiocy," Raziel says. His voice cuts the air like a sword. "Vellik. Get out here."

Thomas raises an eyebrow. "...high one?"

The hilt of Raziel's swords begins to glow white-hot. You feel the power from your position...

...and you feel fear.

"Don't make me ask twice."

"Peace, Raziel," Uriel says. She turns toward the curtain hiding the duke. "Your excellency, if you would. I'm afraid my companion has little patience for games, today."

The duke reveals himself with a smile. "High ones. How can I be of service?"

"You requested aid against Kan-Abar, did you not?"

"...aid was requested from Arland."

"And so we have come, for it was reported that the Kanians were making use of demons," Uriel clarifies. "Is this so?"

"I've no reports of that, no," the duke says. "But then, my ears are not always accurate. I had thought to settle this without involving the Ring City."

"...I see. Perhaps we shall investigate for ourselves. Why have they attacked you?"

"Expansion," Vellik answers. "Nulis seeks to consolidate his rule at home with external military conflict. They are the aggressors in this war, I can assure you."

"We will be the judge of that," Raziel says sharply.

Uriel looks at him. Raziel folds his arms and settles back on his heals. He turns to the duke, after glancing at Sir Flint. "I see you have guests of Arland."

"Sir Flint has been - "

"We are aware of his goal to restore Aeolus's knighthood," Uriel says. "A worthy goal, Sir Flint, and one worth commendation."

Flint bows double again. "I am honored, highest. That is too much for myself."

con't
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>>24392149
looks like us leaving just made this easier for th Duke
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The duke clears his throat. "Yes. Sir Flint's intervention saved hundreds of my people. You can ask him, and them - Kan-Abar attacked outright, and without provocation."

"We will be speaking with Nulis, and soon," Uriel says. "Sandalphon is watching this conflict closely."

The duke swallows.

You decide you never want to meet Sandalphon.

Raziel sniffs. He twitches his nose. "...something is...off."

"You think so?" Uriel says. "I sense it as well."

"Darkness," Raziel whispers. He scans the room.

Roll 1d100
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Rolled 13

>>24392196
hide
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Rolled 43

>>24392196
Ohhhh shiiit.
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Rolled 28

>>24392196
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Rolled 42

>>24392196
shadows...
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Rolled 83

>>24392196
ohshitohshitohshit
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Rolled 64

>>24392196

I INVOKE THE POWER OF BABY SEALS FOR THIS ROLL.
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Rolled 43

>>24392196
Random question, where is the closest escape route? Like a window?
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Rolled 56

>>24392196
Well obviously they are just smelling Flint's curse.
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Rolled 79

>>24392196
SEALS SAVE US
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>>24392249
NOOOOOOOOOO
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>>24392249
Welcome to die
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>>24392249
NO CAPTAIN NO, WHY OH WHY CAPTAIN WHY!
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Rolled 37

>>24392249
It was after like 9 other rolls, I hope he doesn't take it.
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>>24392249
Welp, I since I am cursed with great luck and misfortune.
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>>24392249
>>24392249
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>>24392286
Be gentle.
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>>24392279
>>24392286
oh he's taking it
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>>24392286
But....it wasn't within the first few!
IT WASN'T WITHIN THE FIRST FEW!!
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>>24392286
>>24392281
Time to run like a little bitch and hope they can't catch up.
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>>24392314
Soooo.... let's play ourselves up as an agent of the Black Lady and GET THE FUCK OUTTA HERE.

>duresucc negress
Captcha's got the idear.
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>>24392286
at least let us getaway with only damage and not detection!
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Rolled 83

>>24392249
Obviously Captain is also cursed by a shit-snake. Sorry captain.
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>>24392279
Well he take a 100 as a auto success so the opposite of that would of course be...
>>24392286
Oh lord. Shadow Master you know what you must do. 100 auto win... and a 1...
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Rolled 93

>>24392196
I haven't rolled yet

>nat 1 as well
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Do you suppose we'd survive jumping out of the window?
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>>24392286
We're going to have to jump out a window while screaming "THIS IS ALL JUST A BIG MISUNDERSTANDING!" aren't we?
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>>24392352
Woops, didn't mean to roll again.

>>24392355 SHHHHHHH
STOP IT CAPTAIN!!!
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>>24392347
nonononono

no allying ourselves with forces considered evil by fuck-all everybody
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Raziel's gaze locks on your position behind the tapestry.

"Darkness?" the duke demands. "In my castle?!"

"An elemental, no less," Raziel says. "A parasite, no doubt. I'll handle this."

You feel a stone cold grip on your heart. But what can you do? There's nowhere to run! You shrink back further, trying to reduce your presence...

Raziel's hand behinds to glow like white fire.

"Now, Raziel," Uriel begins. "Show restraint. You wouldn't want to - "

A beam of light explodes from his palm.

BOOM

The wall of the castle erupts with fire. The light sears you, and then you're in open air, falling, tumbling! You slam into the castle wall and keep falling!

>you've taken 10 damage (11/21 HP remains)

What do you do?!

>dig into the wall to slow your descent
>hit the ground and take the hit. You've got to get away!
>something else
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>>24392383
Just trying to deflect blame from Vellik and Flint here. Don't mean to actually ally ourselves.
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It is over. The end is nigh. Our doom has reared it's ugly head.
And that head has the hat of a captain upon it.
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Rolled 66

>>24392383
i believe he meant act, as in pretend to be a spy

>something else
spread ourselves very thin and glide down
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>>24392401
>behinds
begins*
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>>24392401
slow decent but push off as we reach the ground
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>>24392401
>dig into the wall to slow your descent and then GET THE FUCK OUTTA DODGE.
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>>24392401
take the hit, flee like a motherfucker.

>>24392437
no gliding, gotta go fast
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>>24392401
leave a shadow sphere behind us, so it looks like we disappeared!
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>>24392442
>>24392454
slow descent = more light beam potshots

I say we gogogo, fast as we fucking can
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>>24392454
Seconded
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>>24392401
>dig into the wall to slow your descent
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>>24392469
try this, but lets gtfo after we slow down
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>>24392491
second
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>>24392401

You've decided to try to slow your descent by digging into the wall. You'll then try to push off the ground as fast as possible to keep your momentum.

Roll 1d100

>normally I only take the first couple of rolls, but 100s and 1s are auto-takes
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Rolled 2

>>24392401
INK PARACHUTE
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>>24392401
>dig into the wall to slow your descent
Also let's hide like a motherfucker. Any shadow, any crack in the wall, and we hide!
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Rolled 9

>>24392525
DON'T FAIL US NOW DICE
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Rolled 88

>>24392525
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Rolled 81

>>24392525
>>24392526
ah fuck
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Rolled 82

>>24392525
Please do better than >>24392526
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Rolled 39

>>24392525
Let's do this!
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Rolled 27

>>24392525
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>>24392526
shit
was replying to >>24392401 and left dice in
but i guess its in now
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>>24392547
>>24392555
>>24392557
Wheeew.
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Rolled 84

>>24392525

Once again, to test this luck.
I invoke the power of baby seals; for, THIS- ROLL!
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Rolled 50

>>24392562
>>24392560
>>24392543
>>24392526
The dice of these posts should do as pic states.
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Rolled 100

>>24392525
rolling
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>>24392526
Well that was close.

Also, we need to remember this Raziel is an ass. Uriel seemed a little more laid back and at least didn't blast us on the spot.
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>>24392565

Nah

I only count dice when they're in reply to a locked-in decision. Your roll does nothing.

This is to keep things slightly more organized for myself.
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>>24392582
.... I have no words
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>>24392580
I need to get way better at that stopping rolling thing
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>>24392582
Fuck yes!
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>>24392582
AHA
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>>24392582
GOAL!
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>>24392582
>>24392582
>>24392582
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>>24392582
You would make a fine livermancer.
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>>24392582
YOU BLOODY BRILLIANT SON OF A GUN

I LOVE YOU
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>>24392582
The dice gods must be having a fun time messing with us tonight.
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>>24392632
Oh Jesus, do you think they're the same ones that fucked with us in TG Meta Quest?
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>>24392647
This quest in general has had an unusual number of 100s and 1s.
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BATTLE MUSIC ACTIVATE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJ-QLl5qjLg

>>24392582

You form a hand with your body...

...your Fist crushes into the castle wall! Stone and mortar are chipped out as you drag yourself down. You strike the ground hard, but land on your feet. You blast out as fast as your can!

SHEEEWWWW
BOOOM

Light explodes behind you! The force carries you forward even faster!

You spare a moment the glance over your shoulder...

...Raziel is flying down out the hole he made in the duke's castle! He's preparing another magical attack, and all four of his swords are drawn, floating in the air around him!

You realize you've landed at the airship dock. Crates and supplies are all around you. The dynamo within the craft thrums at your senses. People are screaming, scattering away from the explosions. You can feel mages condensing around your position.

If you're caught in the open, Vellik will have no choice but to disown you.

What do you do?

>run for the airship and hide in the engine room
>hid in the supplies
>try to blend into the fleeing crowd
>something else
>run for the airh
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>>24392736
>>try to blend into the fleeing crowd
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Rolled 39

>>24392736
>try to blend into the fleeing crowd

we will see if this angle will fire into civilians
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>>24392736
lets try the crowd, more shadows
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>>24392736
>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJ-QLl5qjLg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFPVWv7X0c4
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>>24392736
>try to blend into the fleeing crowd
Test your might you fuck.
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>>24392766
Seconding
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>>24392766
yessssssss
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>>24392736
>run for the airship and hide in the engine room
While my instincts tell me to not let the airship get damaged and piss off Vellik, I am desperately hoping that we roll another hundred, create a shadow dynamo, and fight off Dickiel
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>>24392776
>>24392773
>>24392766
>>24392752
>>24392779

Ok, very quick consensus. Roll 1d100

>>24392774

Not bad sir! But mine's more appropriately titled!
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Rolled 27

>>24392805
URA!
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Rolled 14

>>24392805

SEALS SEALS SEALS
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Rolled 67

>>24392805
go
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Rolled 20

>>24392805
Rolling for civilian casualties!
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Rolled 17

>>24392805
to the shadows
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Rolled 66

>>24392805
TIME FOR A TEST RUN
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Rolled 15

>>24392805
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>>24392845
STOOOOOOOOOOOOP
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Rolled 6

>>24392817
>>24392828
>>24392834
>>24392835
>>24392845
therideneverends.jpg
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>>24392805

DM's note: I enjoy taking 100s and 1s, but since you could roll either eventually if you just kept rolling and rolling, from after this roll forward I'll only draw a 1 or 100 from the first ten rolls at most.
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Rolled 15

>>24392805

ANGELS ARE ELEMENTALIST!!!
ATTACKING US JUST CAUSE WE ARE A SHADOW!
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>>24392835
>>24392834
>>24392828
...and then Raziel slaughters the innocents. Good going guys.
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Rolled 21

>>24392805
rolling
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Rolled 82

>>24392805
If this is a hundred, I swear to god I am going to go and make myself cupcakes.
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>>24392888
No cupcakes for me
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>>24392865

technically, this could get more people on our side...
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>>24392864
>>24392873
seriously guys, just stop. it isn't getting any better
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>>24392888
nope, but I'd say trips wins it
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>>24392912
yeah, it's an interesting question of what SM considers to be failure for this roll
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>>24392919
Fuck it, I'll go buy cupcakes then!
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You Mimic a person and slide into the crowd...

"Foolish creature!"

An explosion of light detonates in the ground in front of you. People stumble back...but the light passes though them harmlessly!

The wave of light pushes you backward, sending you flying, tumbling. You land on your feet...you feel alright, but the spell has separated you from the crowd! You've been pushed all the way near the airship!

"Feel Hyperion's wrath!" Raziel raises his hands, and his swords fly forward!

Roll for your dodge!
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Rolled 71

>>24392958
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Rolled 41

>>24392958
Make it stop ;_;
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Rolled 88

>>24392958
Time to die I guess
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Rolled 62

>>24392958
"THIS IS ALL JUST A MISUNDERSTANDING!"
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Rolled 19

>>24392958
here we go
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>>24392967
Yay, for once we don't have a terrible first roll.
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Rolled 18

>>24392958

THE END OF DAYS IS UPON US!!!
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Rolled 73

>>24392958
try and capture and consume a sword as it passes by
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Rolled 4

>>24392958
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Rolled 31

>>24392958
How many cupcakes am I going to get myself /tg/ dice? HOW MANY!?!!?
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>>24392977
I get the feeling that he understands perfectly well
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>>24392977
I vote that we yell this.
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also we should head into the airship... we need power and we know where some is
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>>24392986
I'm sorry, I don't quite understand. did you mean to say CONSUME?

also i think that's a terrible idea
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>>24393029
... Vexill would be very mad at us... lets do it anyway
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I take it we don't have the time to leave a note asking the angels if 'Hyperion' want's to come out and play...
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>>24393029
yeah, we know where there is a lot of power, but if we eat, we have essentially severed our ties to the duke.
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>>24392971
>>24392969
>>24392967

The swords of light fall like blazing spears...

...and you lift yourself up, zipping to and fro the the shadow of the lightning bolt! The spears pound into the ground and send out waves of light, but you're already gone!

You find yourself pushed back to the entrance of the airship. You try to get down to escape down the cliff...

Raziel throws another sword, and you leap back further into the ship! The weapon pierces through even the steel and wood of the hull!

The airship roars.

It lifts off the ground. In half a second you're high in the air!

...you only now remember the noon takeoff time.

Raziel flies forward, coming even with the cargo hatch. "Not afraid of heights, are you?"

What do you do?

>try to attack him
>retreat into the airship!
>something else
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>>24393059
I'm betting he set us up anyway. It seems awfully convenient that the angels showed up right at the moment we refused to be his minion.

I don't feel all that bad about CONSUMING the power source of his airship.
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>>24393067
I don't think we HAVE ties to the Duke anymore.
They caught us with him. If shadowy things happen about the Duke from this point on they will implicate him immediately. Or there is at least a good chance of that.
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CONSUME the airship core! It'll give us power to defeat him!
It's not like we're being pushed towards it anyway
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Rolled 6

>>24393104
Stop that. He hid us in his own hidey holey sanctum. He didn't need to ruin it to ambush us, he could have just not told us as they were walking through the door.
Anyways >>24393098 let's retreat into the airship.
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>>24393098
consume core
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>>24393098
"This is all just a big misunderstanding!"
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>>24393098

all we need to do is play hide-and-seek long enough for the airship to get over a body of water, then we can jump off the ship and take an unscheduled dip...
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>>24393118
Better yet lure him into it and then consume the core, hopefully, we trap him inside as it crashes.
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>>24393146

>>24393118


NO CONSUMING IT
Even if we are getting pushed into it.
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>>24393152
Do we need to breathe?
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>>24393098
<Do I deserve to die, then? For being what I am? Is that why you seek my death winged one? Because I do not seek yours.>
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>>24393098
Head to the engine room. The core will be ours!
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>>24393098
>>something else

Point behind him "What's that?! Behind you!"

As he's momentarily distracted run into the depths of the airship while yelling "This is all just a misunderstanding." and run and hide somewhere.

>>24393153
>>24393146
>>24393118
I'd rather not consume it, it'll ruin our relationship with the Duke, and cause the thing we're on to crash, probably on people, with us inside it.
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>>24393098
Direct ourselves towards the Dynamo.

It's time.
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>>24393098
I want to say eat his face but I don't think we could pull it off... Anyone think we can we blind him?
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>>24393163
seconding. CONSUMING the core would just be dumb. leave it as a last resort
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>>24393163

This is true. Third Option is not the 'Give Everyone The D' option...
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>>24393163
>>24393118

I seem to remember SOME PEOPLE failing a blend into the crowd roll...
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still thinking the only way we're getting out of this is CONSUME the core
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>>24393178
>>24393169
I change my vote to "something else" with that something else being these things.
Let's not eat the dynamo, all it's going to do is alienate the duke if eat it and fail, and alienate the duke if we use the dynamo's power to kill the Dickiel while also making the angels pissed with him
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>>24393169
<Do I not think freely? Do you think I cannot feel? I can, and I feel sadness that our kinds have been so embittered, please for the sake of peace, listen.>
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>>24393215
>>24393181
>>24393173
>>24393153
Bad plan, not a good plan, do not eat the Dynamo, there's so many possible ways for it to go wrong.
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>>24393215

technically we Could just die... though where's the fun in that?
Dwarf Fortress excluding
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We're also at 11hp.
We need to consume SOMETHING to survive this.

Consider how we fared against the mages.
This is an ANGEL. Dynamo stew!
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OK.

vote 1: retreat

vote 2: sprint to the engine room, eat core.

vote 3: Point behind Raziel and say "What's that behind you?!" As he's momentarily distracted, you run into the depths of the airship while yelling "THIS IS ALL JUST A MISUNDERSTANDING!!!
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>>24393238
3
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>>24393238
3
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>>24393238
damn it, 3
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>>24393238
3
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>>24393238
2
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2
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>>24393238
2
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>>24393215
We must consume the core and as the airship is sinking say "These people will die without your help or are you going to chase me and let them fall?"
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>>24393238

1.

at the moment, he thinks us to be a small time elemental. showing sentience will only complicate matters...
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>>24393238
3
This is gonna end so bad, but be so worth it
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>>24393238
2
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>>24393238
3
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2
Because we're gonna roll for survival anyways.
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and it is now tied
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>>24393238
>2
Eat dat core, kill dat angel, tell everyone the crash was his fault.
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>>24393284
so?
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>>24393294
So we can get power out of all this plot time.
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>>24393238
3, for teh lulz
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>>24393238
3.
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>>24393241
>>24393244
>>24393247
>>24393251
>>24393267
>>24393282

6 for 3

>>24393256
>>24393259
>>24393271
>>24393284
>>24393289

5 for 2
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>>24393311
YES
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> Eat Core. gain 1 exp.

>>24393311
and 1 for 1
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>>24393311
3
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Eating the core is an irreversible option that may still lead to our deaths. Even if we succeed there are so many ways it could go wrong. Meanwhile running away leaves open the option of eating the core. Four more EXP and full health won't even let us kill Dickiel.
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>>24393311
Voting for 3
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>>24393307
>>24393302

OK.

You have decided for door number 3.

Roll 1d100.

Initiative bonus for coming off a successful dodge.
Surprise bonus because he is not mentally prepared for this.
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Rolled 29

>>24393331
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Rolled 93

>>24393331
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Rolled 30

>>24393331
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Rolled 4

>>24393331
yup, we're going to fail, again
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Rolled 9

>>24393331
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Rolled 36

>>24393331
oldest trick in the book, SAVE US NOW
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>>24393328
Why would the core only give us four exp?
Other than that most deaths happen because of retreats without plans, so I'm gonna disagree with you on that even though the votes already settled.
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Rolled 8

>>24393331
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Rolled 90

>>24393331
with the rolls Im seeing... ouch
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>>24393348
I'm sorry.
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>>24393344
do dubs + high roll = 100?
My algebraic skills tell me yes.
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>>24393331
Rolling
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>>24393331
DICE GODS, HEAR MY PLEA FOR A GOOD ROLL THIS NIGHT
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>>24393311
8 for 3
6 for 2
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Rolled 72

The power of the seals is naught.
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>>24393378

they see you and find you wanting
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>>24393378
and they deliver unto you in voices pure as morning dew...

"No"
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Rolled 74

>>24393378
...oops
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Rolled 18

>>24393331
Victory seems assured so let us see how hard I fail.
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>>24393437
>>24393347
Self fulfilling prophecy.

>>24393351
The last dynamo we ate only gave us four EXP
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This quest is getting pretty far back in the pages, I suggest archiving.
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>>24393462
Our last dynamo wasn't this powerful.
Or at least it wasn't made out to be, if I'm reading the descriptions from that thread correctly.
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You form your body into a big, inky hand and point over his shoulder.

"What's that behind you?!"

Raziel is stunned that you've spoken.

Out of habits ingrained by a lifetime, he glances back with a dumbstruck look on his face.

You tear into the airship.

"THIS IS ALL JUST A BIG MISUNDERSTANDING!!!"

You quickly lose yourself in the tangle of wood and steel hallways. They're uniform and regular...everything looks the same.

You can feel a pulse of light pursuing you, but he's not trying to rip out the innards of the airship...yet.

You do have some sense of direction. The engine room is just below you. A set of stairs offers a way down...the power it exudes might just hide your aura.

The power offered by the dynamo picks at the back of your brain...it's like nothing you've felt before.

Or, perhaps you'd be better off in a crew deck, hiding amongst people. Either way, if he saw through the duke's enchantment, normal concealment seems shaky.

What do you do?

>hide in the engine room
>hide on the crew decks
>try to use the confusing halls to your advantage to combat Raziel
>something else
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>>24393462
That's rather small for a ball of infinite mana. May as well slaughtered a few sheep.
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>>24393484
>>hide in the engine room

Hopefully all the FIRE MAGIC coming from it will keep us hidden, sure he'll know to look there, but it's our best chance. It'll give us a chance.

Don't eat the DYNAMO.
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>>24393484
>>hide on the crew decks
Maybe Dickiel could be made to see sense, with us darting around him, telling him that we don't mean any harm, and have saved the town from the agressors.
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>>24393484
Hide in the engine room.
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>>24393484
Go to the engine room, but don't eat the core just yet. Find a shadow and hide. Perhaps the aura of energy coming from the core will make it impossible for Raziel to detect us.
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>>24393519
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>>24393484
>something else
He was surprised we spoke. Imagine how he'll react when he finds that we have the facilities of compassion, humanity, and abstract thought?
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>>24393484

>hide in the engine room
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>>24393484
leave balls of shadow leading away from the engine room, fill them with images of us helping
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>>24393544
WAIT WAS THAT BAD?!
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>>24393526

This. I vote eating the core as a last resort.

But it's an option, if we need to preserve our life. Hell, I'm down for eating Raziel if we have to kill him, but let's hide.
Then talk.
Then fight, if we must.
Then eat the core when we get blasted and almost die.
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>>24393567
>Can we do that?
if so, SO MUCH THIS
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You've chosen to hide in the engine room.

Roll 1d100
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>>24393552
Well, he already knows we have a sense of humor.
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>>24393572
Eating Raziel would obviously be the best outcome, but I doubt we have the means to do so in our current state.

Now, if we had all that sweet power from the dynamo...
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Rolled 43

>>24393593
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>>24393588
>>24393567

No.

Sounds cool, but there's a very clearly defined ability tree up there.
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Rolled 18

>>24393593

FUCKING BABY SEALS GO FOR IT
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Rolled 35

>>24393593
roll
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Rolled 84

>>24393593
Rolling.
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>>24393593
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Rolled 96

>>24393593
yup
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Rolled 62

>>24393593
100 HERE WE COME
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Rolled 93

>>24393593
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Rolled 83

>>24393593
I have a feeling our HP will take a hit if we fail this hide.
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>>24393619
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Rolled 55

>>24393593
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>>24393567
If we can then we should!
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>>24393597
You never know, he might not be a COMPLETELY ignorant sonofabitch.
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>>24393605
The baby seals are on CD
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Rolled 4

>>24393593

Shit's getting real.

We shall decline combat, and instead..

Challenge him to a ELEMENTAL SLAM JAM. NONE CAN RESIST THE POWER OF THE SHADOW DUNK!

>Rollin' 4 stealthy
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Rolled 94

>>24393593
here we go
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Rolled 24

>>24393662
>Rollin' 4 stealthy
Let me fix this "4" you
>Rollin' 4 stealth"il"y
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>>24393662
>>Rollin' 4 stealthy
Oh the irony
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>>24393662
Rolled 4
>Rollin' 4 stealthy
>...
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>>24393662
>Rollin' 4 stealthy
How did you predict it?
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>>24393673
That was another accidental fucking roll
I already rolled here >>24393616
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>>24393673
>>24393662
This is just too good.
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>>24393673

If you're gonna grammar nazi, use ending punctuation!

>umadbro?
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You dart down to the engine room.

You're greeted by the thrumming dynamo. Blue light swirls in its depths...

...you give yourself a shake and duck into a cranny between two moving pistons. Hopefully the motion will distract him.

It's quiet. Several engineers move about, checking dials and inspecting the parts of the machine that surround the dynamo. None of them seem to be mages, but with all the power swirling around it's difficult to tell. You settle back against the corner to wait.

Time passes...but there's no way to tell how long its been.

You glance around. The engineers are gone.

Gold light flares from around the corner. You shrink back into your hiding place and freeze absolutely still.

"...shadow..." Raziel's footsteps somehow echo inside the noisy chamber. "Come out, come out, wherever you are...."

What do you do?

>try to communicate and talk him down
>remain hidden
>something else
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>>24393701
Can we throw our voice?
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>>24393701
>It's quiet.

Ah...besides the constant noise of the room. Quiet in terms of action, not sound.
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>>24393701
>try to communicate
"ur a faget"
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>remain hidden
>something else
if he finds us CONSUME the Dynamo
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>>24393722

You can speak telepathically and send him images.

It's up to you to decide whether or not you think this might help him track you.
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>>24393727
yup
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Rolled 74

>>24393727
sure
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>>24393701
Let's send an image of him and us holding hands and skipping down a path, with the duke and his other angel compatriot throwing rose petals behind us.
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Rolled 7

>>24393701

He hasn't seen us yet, so let's not move, but if we're found we should cry, and tell him we're sorry we exist, but WE DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT IN THE NAME OF FUCK IS HAPPENING.

Then the jam shall commence.
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Rolled 46

>>24393757
THIS
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>>24393757
I'm all for this, personally.
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>>24393701
>try to communicate and talk him down
<I have done nothing to you. Why must you hunt me?>
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>>24393757
Let us do so.
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>>24393757
All my vote is for this.
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>>24393735

i notice how you did not answer the mans question...
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>>24393735
Well then
<I mean you no harm, nor any of your compatriots. I have only been a live for a few days, and have already saved hundreds of lives. Why are you so heavenbent on slaying me?>
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>>24393757
Oh god, I lol'd.

This.
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as funny as that would be... its also stupid
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>>24393701
>>24393735
>>try to communicate and talk him down

Cool, stay hidden, hopefully this won't out us.

<Why would I do that? You'll try to kill me, again.

I don't want to fight, I mean you no harm, I just want to be left alone, I'm peaceful, I want to help people. I have done you no harm nor am I affiliated with anyone other than myself.

Please just leave me alone, I don't want to crash this Airship with both of us in it, but if you attack you will force me to do so.>
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>>24393803
But the thought of it might stun him! Imagine, we get all 100s, and his brain explodes from the pure oddity of the thought.
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>>24393824
Or we get all 1's and die. Painfully.
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>>24393807
This, but leave the last line about "Crashing the airship" out.
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>>24393824
Alternately, he is unmoved by our pleas of friendship and now knows we're in the room with him.
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>>24393757
C'mon, SM, you know you want this as much as we do
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>>24393792

You cannot throw your physical voice.

>>24393757
>>24393772
>>24393776
>>24393783
>>24393791
>>24393795

We've already used this joke.

However, it seems the majority care in favor of communication. Is that correct?
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>>24393780
>>24393793
>>24393807
These.
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>>24393844
What's life without risk?
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>>24393852
Go with this.
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>>24393854
>>24393844
I suppose either of those could happen.
But does the risk outway the reward?
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>>24393757
I'd remove the Duke from the image, we don't want them to think that we're affiliated in the least, if asked we'll say we were in the castle because we saw magic there and were curious.
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If all else fails, we send him an image of him attacking, us eating the dynamo to survive, and the ship crashed in the center of a town, with us weeping for the unnecessary dead.

Even if we wouldn't weep for the dead, the imagery would be very powerful to an angel, indeed.
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>>24393864
no, don't expose ourselves
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>>24393864
Some form of communication. Though I still feel he's not going to leave until we're dead or he is.
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>>24393807
if we have to talk, something like this, but nit the airship part might give away where we are
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>>24393803
Yes. There seems to be a trend with this kind of thing. Someone makes a funny suggestion, people find it hilarious and vote for it (who cares about acting reasonable anyways). The DM then either ignores it, runs with it and let's them fail horrible because of how stupid the suggestion was - at which point many suggesters claim they didn't mean it as a serious suggestion and complain that the QM took them serious - or the DM runs with it and the quest quickly degrades into utter silliness, because they feel encouraged to choose silly suggestions instead of reasonable ones (with a sprinkle of silly ones where appropriate).
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>>24393881
I don't think communicating our backup plan is a good idea if it's just gonna give him time to prepare to defend the dynamo.
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>>24393864
Yeah, let's ask him to leave us alone, but warn that we're ready to rumble if he forces it. Don't mention CONSUMING the dynamo, or else he might guard it
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>>24393864
hide.
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>>24393916
Geeze, I'm sorry, it literally was a hark on what we did not even three threads ago.
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>>24393927

You're right, but I still like the crashed airship imagery - let's just not mention the consumed dynamo.
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>>24393916
The DM himself was the one who made the joke in the first place. We just think now would be a funny and appropriate time to make it again. Besides, our other options are to hide until he finds and kills us, or try to negotiate, in which case he quickly finds us and kills us, or we CONSUME the dynamo, fight him, and then he kills us.
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>>24393864

<Come out? Why? You'll just try to kill me again.>

"So you -are- down here," Raziel says. "I'm surprised you can talk. That's rather advanced."

<...advanced?>

Raziel ignores your question. "It's just like the shadow...slinking, creeping, crawling in the dirt and the muck like a coward and striking from the shadows. How many times have I played out this scene with shadow mages?" His swords flip lazily in the air around his body. "If I didn't clean them, even my swords wouldn't glow for being so stained with the blood of shadow mages. They sing for it..."

<...I mean you no harm. Nor the people of Evinbrook, nor anyone harm. I merely wish to be - >

"Left in peace?" Raziel finishes. "I'm afraid that alone puts us at odds."

You send him an images of a burning wreck of an airship. <You'll kill me and everyone here at your pace.>

"You're right. And if everyone dies, no one will be left to tell the story but me. Such an evil shadow...consuming everything it could in a desperate attempt to live. No choice but to use my full strength...

"...but I like hide and seek. Let's play."

He raises his hands. A sphere of white light glows bright...

Roll 1d100
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Rolled 49

>>24394011
More light, bigger shadows.
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Rolled 3

>>24394011

Let us become the Champion of Hide & Seek.
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Rolled 25

>>24394011
Hold on to your asses!
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Rolled 55

>>24394011
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Rolled 18

>>24394011
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Rolled 42

>>24394011
how surprising
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Rolled 78

.... holy crap this guy is a paragon of evil

consume the dynamo and attack. we won't survive otherwise.
>>24394011
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>>24394037
Or the person who is always found first because they hide under the fucking slide. That's my rolls done.
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Rolled 14

>>24394011
>He raises his hands. A sphere of white light glows bright...
If he finds us we CONSUME him.
CONSUME HIM IN THE FACE THE INHUMAN FUCK!!!
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Rolled 15

>>24394011
Time to die
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Rolled 76

>>24394011
We will live!
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Rolled 26

>>24394011
Well, that's a darn shame. I figured he wouldn't want collateral damage.
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>>24394035
>>24394037
>>24394040
>>24394042
>>24394043
>>24394045
Been nice playing with you, lads.
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Rolled 12

>>24394011
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Rolled 60

>>24394011
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holy crap... we just utterly failed
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Someone roll a hundred
PLEASE DICE GODS PLEASE!!!
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>>24394066
At least Abby will remember us ;_;
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>>24394091
too late, 10 rolls have already passed
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Rolled 46

>>24394011
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already pass 10 rolls
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Rolled 65

>>24394011

"Truly a noble warrior, slaughtering dozens of helpless innocents to kill one innocent. If this is how your kingdom is run, It is easy to see why you have so many enemies. Well, I'd say it's been a pleasure to meet you, But that would be lying. I bid thee farewell, and only ask that you try not to kill everyone for no reason."
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Rolled 7

>>24394091
I will try!
>>24394011
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>>24394097
Hey, maybe we can switch over to Abby once Shadow's dead
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An average of under 40 for the first 11 rolls.

It's over.
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now we can eat the dynamo
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Rolled 10

>>24394011
My bad, he's incorrigibly evil
HIS ASS IS GRASS
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White light glows from his hands.

And there's no explosion of power...it's a seeking ray, turning, twisting like smoke, billowing over the room. It's subtle, somehow evading the pressing force of the dynamo...

It finds you!

"Found you," Raziel hisses.

He snaps his fingers.

Roll for dodge!
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>>24394119
yeah, I think the dice are pretty clear on what they want us to do
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>>24394115

you never know, he might roll lower than us...
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>>24393975
I know that and jokes are appropriate at many times. Life and death situations are usually not one of them, especially when even simply waiting was a better option.
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Rolled 38

>>24394125
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>>24394119
The moment we go for it he'll be on us, and we'll have to make a roll to survive a direct attack from him. That's why it would have been better to do it long before he got within range of us.

We can still roon awee.
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Rolled 100

>>24394125
I think it's time to CONSUME his face
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Rolled 85

>>24394125
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Rolled 70

>>24394125
NOT HERE! NOT LIKE THIS!
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>>24394141
...... hah!
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Rolled 68

>>24394125

Roll to dodge.
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Rolled 39

>>24394125
FUCK it Let's dodge and eat the fucking dynamo
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Rolled 1

>>24394141
>>24394142
We dodged the shit out of him
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Rolled 27

>>24394125
Dodge towards the dynamo.
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Rolled 74

>>24394125
THIS. FUCKER. MUST. DIE.
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>>24394141

He speaks.
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>>24394125

"No Fair. that's cheating!"

"so, If I am to be put to the sword, may I at least know why?"
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SWEET CHRIST
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>>24394141
consume wins
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>>24394152
i am glad you did not also link to the actual GM post
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>>24394141
>>24394152
the fuck dice, make up your mind
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>>24394141
>>24394152

welp, It's clear the Dice Gods are messing with us now....
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>>24394141
consume him SM, feed him to us
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>>24394152
>>24394141
>100
>1
Well this is going to be interesting...

Let me guess, we dodge the sword and he accidentally hits the machinery keeping the airship flying?
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>>24394152

wat

WHY DID YOU ROLL
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>>24394152
>>24394141
Oh...Oh my.
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>>24394170
>>24394169
I am glad tht was not linked.
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>>24394125
we got 100, time to eat
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>>24394179

>implying Shadow Master cares for linked rolls...
he said it only counts After he has lock in a choice. Which in this case was Dodge...
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Guys I don't know if I can handle these dice anymore.
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>>24394195
He said, in this very thread, that they had to be linked.
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Rolled 79

We dodge, right into the core.
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>>24394197
Just keeping throwing them man, whether they burn through your hand or turn your table to gold, never stop throwing those dice.
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>>24394215
What if they do both at the same damn time?
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You lunge out of your hiding spot...

...and just in time! The white smoke condenses like a thousand knives, blowing a hole in the floor where you stood!

Your momentum carries you through the air toward your foe...

...and you latch onto his face with the burning urge to

CONSUME

"AUGH!"

One of his swords scrapes your flank as you dig your tendrils into his soul and rip at his wings. He isn't expecting the brutal assault and is sent stumbling backwards, trying to get his balance.

>you've lost 1 HP (10/21)

Roll 1d100!
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Rolled 58

>>24394228
Oh god, DICE.
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Rolled 25

>>24394228
cmon CONSUME, don't fail us now
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>>24394228
For Abby!
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Rolled 83

>>24394228
>CONSUME
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Rolled 80

>>24394228
Well, we're committed to it now.
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Rolled 89

>>24394228
get the dynamo
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Rolled 65

>>24394228
please please please
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Rolled 77

>>24394228
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Rolled 21

>>24394222

get someone to roll them for you?


>>24394228
"IT WAS SELF DEFENSE!!!!"

FLEE HES TOO MUCH FOR US
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Rolled 94

>>24394228

OMNOMNOMNOMNOM
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Rolled 65

>>24394228
Rollin'

>>24394222
Even better.
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>>24394244
>>24394243
>>24394242
So, what does angel taste like?
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Rolled 37

>>24394228

We hunger now !
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Rolled 34

>>24394228
Time to see where this ride takes us
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I think we made it, only 2 under 50
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>>24394251
yes...YES
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Rolled 12

>>24394228
DESTROY HIM! ANNIHILATE THIS CREATURE'S TAINTED SOUL FROM THE FABRIC OF EXISTANCE!
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First ten rolls average over 60.
Hopefully that is good...
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>>24394264
Unless, of course, if people continue to roll until a 1 comes...
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Rolled 54

>>24394228
THIS IS JUST A MISUNDERSTANDING!
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Rolled 93

>>24394268
>>24394251
>>24394244
>>24394243
>>24394242
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>>24394282
I need to remember to wipe the fucking e-mail field, this is getting out of hand.
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>>24394282
And THAT'S why I told you to roll that gold, man.
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>>24394281
It was just a misunderstanding, we just wanted to be left alone, but he decided to fuck with us, he decided to start some shit with Mr. Shadow, so we are going to CONSUME his face. Not because he's an Angel, but because he's a douche.
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>>24394293
Exactly
His friend seemed reasonable, maybe he/she'll forgive us.
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>>24394279
SM already said he's not taking any crits past roll 10
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>>24394302
Hey, I just met you and this is crazy but I ate your friend forgive me maybe?
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>>24394302
if she doesn't, we will be more powerful.
Also, after consuming him, consume his 4 swords too. And anything else magic he is carrying (armor?)
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>>24394309
Didn't notice that. Keep rolling then, if ye want.
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>>24394293
Amen
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Raziel grabs you with his hand. Burning hot claws sink into your flesh and peel you away.

He screams as he does it, a terrible, ugly screech. You're sunk in deep, and you have to be ripped out by force.

But he does, and he throws you across the room. You slam into side of the engine.

>you have lost 2 HP (8/21)

You stand. But you feel as though you're under some huge pressure...what is that?

Raziel is clutching at his head. Where you tried to consume him, his skin is melted nearly to the bone. "...my face...what did you DO TO MY FACE?!"

He raises his hands. "DIE YOU PIECE OF FILTH!" His swords snap to his command and glow white-hot once more.

You're pinned against the engine...there's little room.

But you realize you're sitting right next to the magical dynamo powering the entire airship. It's the source of the pressure squeezing you...

Raziel's spell continues to build. A network of interconnected gold lines is spiraling between his weapons. It's glowing brighter and brighter. The power dwarfs anything he's cast thus far. If that thing is unleashed, he'll blow away half the ship.

What do you do?

>CONSUME THE DYNAMO
>trust your speed. Get out of the way!
>something else
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>>24394314
true, but lets not forget we gotta get off this airship and somehow meet up with Flint
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>>24394314
I fear consuming too much light aligned stuff without iron stomach will hurt us.
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>>24394325
Can we consume and get out?
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>>24394325
at this point just consume it. its fodder either way
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>>24394325
CONSUME THE DYNAMO BEFORE HE HITS IT WITH THE SPELL AND DESTROYS THE ENTIRE FUCKING CITY
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>Raziel's spell continues to build. A network of interconnected gold lines is spiraling between his weapons. It's glowing brighter and brighter. The power dwarfs anything he's cast thus far. If that thing is unleashed, he'll blow away half the ship.

If we don't stop him, he will blast the dynamo. We might as well consume it.

>>24394335
>Which is why we will buy iron stomach after consuming him and before consuming the swords.
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>>24394325
CONSUME
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Rolled 28

>>24394325
>literally CONSUMEd his face, still trying to railroad us into dynamo eating
>oh SM, you cheeky devil you
Let's CONSUME the rest of this douchebag!
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>>24394335

Again,

Iron stomach doesn't have anything to do with elemental alignment. It protects you against ailments, status effects you'd get from consuming nasty things.
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>>24394325
CONSUME.
>we hunger
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>>24394325
Is there some way to stop the spell? It seems like a complicated affair, so maybe consuming a sword would disrupt it. That'd be the only way to prevent a ton of collateral, which would only be bad publicity for us.
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>>24394325
>CONSUME
I was against it before, but saving as many lives as possible is paramount. His onslaught must be stopped!
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>>24394325
>trust your speed. Get out of the way!
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Consume the dynamo. It's obviously too late for a peaceful resolution.
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>>24394357
Dice, why have you failed me?
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wait... what if WE cast a spell at him?
We can't move but maybe we can kill him with magic.
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>>24394373
we'd be killed by his spell in the process, though.
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>tried to consume an uninjured angel at your current level
>would have nearly died without those awesome rolls
>instead you did big damage and took only light punishment

Who's railroading?

Eating the dynamo has been tossed around as an option since you first explored the airship.
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>>24394358
Sorry, I thought that counted as nasty things. Would elemental resistance be the thing to buy if we want to safely consume angels? Or do we even need to buy anything for that?
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>>24394387
He is charging up a big spell. We could kill him with an insta cast spell before he finishes casting.
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>CIA Agent:
Well, congratulations! You got yourself caught! Now what's the next step in your master plan?
>Bane:
Crashing this plane... with no survivors!

---

CONSUME the dynamo.
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>>24394325
Just eat the dumb dynamo. The guy is gonna blow up the airship anyways.
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>>24394389
To be fair, we weren't really aware of how powerful these angel guys really are.
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>>24394389
shut up and feed use you devious bastard
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>>24394391

Say you consumed a water-based weapon with a frostbite enchantment (freezing ailment chance).

Iron stomach protects you from the ailment.

Water resistance would actually let you extract more energy from the artifact itself; that is, your consumption would be more efficient.
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>>24394420
They were foreshadowed as the most powerful archons of light since Flint talked about them all those threads ago.
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>>24394420
Nigga blasted us straight through the wall of the castle. It's pretty clear he's ridiculously powerful.
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>>24394420
It was kinda obvious from the fact that they're called angel, everyone is scared of them, and we saw that Raziel was a "totem of light", we knew about how dangerous he is.
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>>24394325
Eat the Dynamo, who knows what his spell would do to it.
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Consume the dynamo. If there's time, shadow magic him to itty bitty bits. Maybe it'd disrupt the spell.
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>>24394420

True.

Well, it's clear that you are all consuming the dynamo.

Hold on to your butts.
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>>24394325
Supercharge the engine, REMEMBER how we copied the dynamo's spin jump into the engine and start running. Faster, FASTER. Use the momentum to accelerate the ship and knock raziel off balance, when he becomes unbalanced slingshot ourselves into him. TACKLE THE FUCKER.
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>>24394365
u guys realize that if we just consume the dynamo withouth getting away that big spell will purge the shadow?
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>>24394325
CONSUME and try and save as many lives as possible
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>>24394420
Yes, yes we were. At least those of us who paid attention. It was very much implied (The extremely potent ruler of a kingdom for hundreds of years was said to be as powerful as one angel for example)
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>>24394389
>Who's railroading?
THE DICE GODS

And your dynamo obsession, you're the one tossing it around. I just don't want to piss off Vellik here SM. Anyways, the only thing standing between me and that angel's tasty tasty body are you, the dice gods, and these fucking rails
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>>24394420
Flint kinda told us about them and others have hinted at their power. We are fighting one of the end bosses right now.
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>>24394442
>>24394427
>>24394428

>all that defense
>makes me all warm and fuzzy

Well, I did foreshadow it quite a bit, but I thought he meant numbers, you know?
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>>24394436
consume dynamo, form bigass shadow sphere
>rasengan
>>
If we consume the dynamo, we also have one hell of a chance to ask an angel to help us create a new one.

So, do we think he can see us? If he can't, we should show the dynamo exploding and him dying, as we CONSUME it.

Or we attack his ass and see if that disrupts the spell.
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You don't have the power to protect or stop Raziel's spell. You magic would probably just bounce off him...and you doubt he'll let you get close while he's charging the spell.

You see only one possible option.

You latch yourself on to the dynamo.

Your trendrils sink deep into it. The ball of power cracks. Snaps. Erupts.

Fire roars over you...into you. Pure energy. And you feed on it...

...consume it...
...CONSUME!!!

You're filled with more power than you've ever felt before. Your strength could move mountains! You could raise cities!

>you have gained 100 EXP

Wait...

...something's...

>Required listening:
>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApgASf6d7Do
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>>24394448
SM isn't the one who's been pushing for the dynamo, us players have. And yeah, the dice have kind of shit on us, but that doesn't make it a railroad.
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>>24394448
Also, I'm aware that the angel is freaking powerful, but I'm also proud of that hundred that I rolled.
>>24394436
I kind of knew that we were going to be consuming that dynamo sooner or later.
Wait, I have an idea! Let's use it's power, and CONSUME the angel, and then use all this new to make a NEW dynamo.
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>>24394501
We're fucked.
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>>24394501

>You have lost 100 EXP
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>>24394501
>100exp

EVERYONE
TO THE FUCKING ABILITY CHART
WHAT DO WE NEED TO TAKE TO LIVE
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>>24394494

Show hime the explosion and his death, don't show him us eating it - but only if he can't see us. We could always be "shielding" it if he tried to sense it with magical means.
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>>24394501
pause, get out the move sheet. this is gonna take a while
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>>24394516
Aww
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>>24394516
is... is that a retcon?
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>>24394501
>you have gained 100 EXP
>tfw SM railroaded you into being awesome, and upping the scale of the game
>tfw SM is the best bro/gm anyone could ever ask for
>tfw when you are going to CONSUME an angel's face, and then save some survivors.
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>>24394516
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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>>24394516
i hate you sometimes SM
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>>24394531
>tfw you didn't read the next post
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>>24394531
>tfw it was all a typo
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Come on now.
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>>24394516
>>24394516
>>24394516

>>24394516

>STATUS
>HP: 56/56
>MANA: 64/64
>experience burn active
>Eclipse active
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>>24394553
OH GOD WHAT
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>>24394553
whaa

what

WHAT'S HAPPENING?!
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>>24394553
.......OH SHIT
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>>24394553
Eclipse is a funny way of saying CONSUME delicious angel.
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>>24394553
ITS HABBENING
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>>24394553
I LOVE YOU.
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>>24394553
explanation demanded
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>>24394563
>>24394553
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>>24394553

Darkness overtakes Evinbrook.

The power of the dynamo roils through you...

...burning...evaporating quickly...

...but you can still grasp it!

The power of the eclipse is upon you.
>all enemy shadow resistance negated
>all shadow magic power doubled

Raziel's eyes have gone wide as your form warps and trembles with sheer energy. His spell is about to be unleashed.

What do you use to counter his magic?
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Void Ring the incoming attack. Ray of darkness him then CONSUME
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>>24394553
I'm not sure if I like this or not.
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>>24394570
Indeed.
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>>24394553
BLOT OUT THE MOTHERFUCKING SUN
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>>24394553
...OH SHIT....WE GAINED 100....AND THEN LOST IT TO ACTIVE THIS.
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>>24394585
Void Ring? Maybe?

Or Ray of Darkness than CONSUME him.
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>>24394585
>What do you use to counter his magic?
EVERYTHING
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>>24394585
shadow spear/attack, then CONSUME
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Rolled 70

>>24394585
IT'S TOO LATE

YOU COULD HAVE STOPPED THIS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Q9TYUr-Teo
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>>24394588
this this a thousand times this
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>>24394585
Focus absolutely everything we have into consuming him.

People; It's time for some angel cake.
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>24394585
can we have a brief explanation of what each one does?
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>>24394585
Cone of darkness his face.

Start off as a cone and concentrate it into a beam on his fore head.
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>pic related
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>>24394585
VOID RING & RAY OF DARKNESS....
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>>24394623
we already ate his face
I mean literally ate his face
pic related, it's your face when the angel has no face
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Rolled 2

>>24394588
>>24394603

Void Ring seems appropriate for now.
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>>24394622
agreed
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>>24394585
I think we should try to focus our attacks as much as possible to minimize collateral damage. Shadow ring I think is a AoE.
Use shadow beam.
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>>24394641
I don't think there's any point in minimizing collateral damage; we just ate the engine. Airship crash imminent.
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>>24394634
I meant face as in skull where his face was.
>>
>I have no idea what void ring is... I decide it CONSUMES attacks, if I'm wrong its still our strongest spell, so instead we counter magic with magic.
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Go Umbreon! Shadow Beam!
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>>24394610
>>24394585
VOID RING THE REST OF HIS FACE
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>>24394622

Shadow Assault - a fierce magic attack that may hit more than one foe

Shadow Beam - a targeted laser of purse shadow power

Shadow Blast - a wide blast of energy directed in front of you

Shadow Ray: upgraded shadow beam. Long distance sniping power.

Cone of Destruction: upgraded shadow blast

Void Ring: annihilate and warp a ring of space around you directly into the nether

TAKING VOTES
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>>24394651
That is an acceptable consumable for CONSUMeption
>>
Step one -

Stop / contain his spell.

Step two -

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS, MURDERER. NOW DIE IN AGONY AND PRAY I SAVE THIS SHIP.

>consume
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>>24394585
Do we get to know what any of those new abilities do?
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Rolled 40

>>24394668
Yeah, void ring seems like it could stop the spell.
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>>24394668
I WONDER WHICH ONE WOULD WORK THE BEST FOR DEFENDING OURSELVES, CERTAINLY NOT VOID RING.
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>>24394668
VOID RING. MAY THE POWER OF THE VOID OVERTAKE YOU!
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>>24394668
Shadow Ray: upgraded shadow beam. Long distance sniping power.
Angle it upwards a bit to minimize collateral. We can then see about pouring our own energy into the ship's systems to let it glide downwards.
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>>24394668
>>24394675
Well don't I feel silly now.
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>>24394681

....maaaaaaaybe.
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>>24394668
Well, I don't want him getting sent right into the nether, since then we couldn't CONSUME him.

So how about a nice Cone of Destruction?
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>>24394668
Let us descend our surroundings; into the void.
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>>24394674
yes, I want that
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>>24394588
My vote is still this
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>>24394588
still think this is the best
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>>24394668
we cant actually affect him with void ring then?
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>>24394668
>Void ring his magic
>Shadow assault and Shadow beam
>CONSUME
<Your light has cast a far greater shadow than my own false angel, may you find mercy in the shadows>
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Could we "aim" a shadow blast at his spell, with the "darkness counters light" idea in mind? If we can stop his spell, I'd bet we can still eat him.
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You've chosen to try and use Void Ring to consume his attack.

Roll 1d100
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>>24394668
Voting against any use of Void Ring right now. It seems wasteful. I don't want to annihilate stuff, I want to consume it or let it be.

I say we use Shadow Beam or Shadow Ray. Minimal collateral damage, maximal damage against a single foe. Afterwards we will try to safely land this ship.
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Rolled 73

>>24394714
Due to eclipse, his shadow resist is zero. Everything we do will effect him.
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Rolled 43

>>24394726
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Rolled 66

>>24394726
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Rolled 97

>>24394726

ROLLAN
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Rolled 46

>>24394726
THIS IS JUST A MISUNDERSTANDING!
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Rolled 57

>>24394726
FUCK I DON'T HAVE ANY MORE RON PAUL IMAGES
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Rolled 83

>>24394726
>>24394728
Awww...

Let's try to make a really small Void Ring.
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Rolled 30

>>24394726
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>>24394734
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Rolled 71

>>24394726
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Rolled 20

>>24394726
ROLLING
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>>24394728
The ship doesn't have an engine though. We kinda ate it remember?
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Rolled 30

>>24394726
that guy's fucked
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Rolled 36

>>24394726
i ill roll, but agree with this>>24394728
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>>24394691
Are we caring anymore about all the poor dumbfounded schmucks still completely oblivious as to the mortal peril they are in now that these two superpowers are clashing in their engine room?

>I suggest we use our shadow-god powers to save the crew and leave this fucker in the soon-to-be-a-burning-wreck-of-an-airship
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>>24394730
i know will affect him, the problem is that it's kind of a aura spell. its a ring around the shadow
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Once this happens, we eat the angel. Then spend whatever mana / xp / whateverisneeded to try to create a new dynamo.
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>>24394760
u forgot he can fly
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>>24394760
If we can consume him, we can power the ship directly.
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>>24394760
Since we're only rolling for void ring, I can only assume there'll be time for that action later.
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Rolled 38

>>24394760
welp, good luck other guys, I guess
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Rolled 99

>>24394752
I know. I was hoping to replace the power-source for a couple of seconds or use our powers to slow it down or whatever. I have no idea what we can do while empowered like this. (Other then what Shadow Master said)
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Rolled 39

>>24394775
Huh, haven't thought about that.

After we kill that dumpfuck, can we create a shadow dynamo?
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Actually now is a bad time for consuming the angel, we have been overloaded and are bleeding power quickly. We should injure him and eat him once we stabilize. Same for his 4 swords.
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>>24394760
Nobody lives forever. I'd rather kill and CONSUME the angel than try to save a few redshirts on the ship.
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>>24394726

Your energy moves of its own will.

But you force it under your control. It will bend...and erase this magic!

The air trembles. It warps. It shifts. It tears open!

A terrible howling wind answers your call, twisting the very fabric of the world around you and sucking it down in pieces.

Raziel's swords and spell are annihilated.

And so is the engine all around you. But without a power source, the airship would be falling anyway.

Raziel stumbles back. "What...WHAT ARE YOU?!"

You have the initiative.

>target Raziel, then focus on helping the ship
>ship first, ignore the angel
>something else
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>>24394779
I hope so, VOIDing a bunch of random dudes wadn't something I wanted to accomplish today
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>>24394799
target Raziel
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>>24394799
>consume raziel
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Also, if this doesn't help us unlock a few memories then I don't know what will.
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>>24394799
>target Raziel, then focus on helping the ship
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>>24394799
>>target Raziel, then focus on helping the ship
CONSUME, then save the shmucks
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Rolled 16

>>24394799
>target Raziel, then focus on helping the ship

He can't be left alive.
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>>24394799
Ship first, then angel. We really do have to deal with him quickly once the situation is under control, though.
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Rolled 12

>>24394799
>And so is the engine all around you. But without a power source, the airship would be falling anyway.

Fuck, we could have made a shadow dynamo couldn't we? Oh well just attack him.
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>>24394799
I AM THE NIGHT
CONSUME
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DO NOT CONSUME HIM! WE CAN'T HOLD ANYMORE.
We are currently bleeding energy because we over consumed. Injure him gravely and consume him ONCE WE STABILIZE.

I suggest you break all his limbs for now, stab out his kidneys, and knock him out. Then try to keep the ship afloat until you stabilize.

>>24394799
>Raziel's swords and spell are annihilated.
Fuck dammit! No magical swords to nom on for us.
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>target Raziel, then focus on helping the ship
the angel will be a hindrance... CONSUME
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>>24394799
>>target Raziel, then focus on helping the ship
>target Raziel, then focus on helping the ship
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>>24394799
>>ship first, ignore the angel
"I am Mr. Shadow"
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>>24394799
Target Raziel. Ray of Darkness
<I AM THE NIGHT!>
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>>24394799
>target Raziel, then focus on helping the ship
Dinner is served.
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Rolled 54

>>24394799
Well, this went better then expected. We had still chosen the most stupid of all the options and lost the swords and engine room for that. Saving the humans will be far harder now.

"Later, I wish to save these humans first." If he makes a move to leave or attack, shadow beam him.
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>>24394799
We can't let this cretin live.
END HIM
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>>24394799
>ship first, ignore the angel
I really want to fuck with his mind by being so far the better man (shadow) that we don't even pay attention to his faceless ass
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>>24394840
this
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>>24394799
Ship first.

"I'm Mr. Shadow, I help people."

Then we spin as much SHADOW as we can into trying to recreate a Dynamo, it's our best shot for getting this thing flying again.
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Hey guys, I thought we were trying to be understood? What would Abigail think of us?
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>>24394799
Shadow pin him so he can't get away, then super shadow sphere!
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>>24394855
AGREED
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>>24394858
I'm fairly certain we never actually figured out how to make a dynamo of our own.
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Rolled 95

>>24394799
CONSUME the bitch, and then save all the millicent bystanders
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Let's just hurry up and kill him without saying anything cheesy, we need to fix the engine/stop the ship from falling ASAP.
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>>24394844
...FUCK WE EVEN HAVE THE BELT.

I suggest we always talk we a Cristian Bale voice from now on.
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<I AM SHADOW,> you respond.

>you've voted to attack Raziel first

Do you:

>hit Raziel with a magical attack to hurt him
>try to consume him outright
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>>24394875
>95
I'm with this guy.
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>>24394875
save them by making a new dynamo, that is.
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>>24394882
we got magic, shadow bean and consume
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Rolled 36

>>24394874
We did actually, but we lacked power to keep the spinning going on after we stopped putting power on it.
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>>24394858
>Make a new dynamo to save ship
>Raziel's swords and spell are annihilated. And so is the engine all around you. But without a power source, the airship would be falling anyway.

Because we went with an AoE destruction spell we DESTROYED the engine. The dynamo was only a power source and making a replacement can no longer help, since we destroyed the engine.
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>>24394864
we still plan on saving people, we're just gonna CONSUME the bastard that tried to kill us first
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Rolled 43

>>24394882
>consume
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>>24394882
>hit Raziel with a magical attack to hurt him

We want him Consumable when we're no longer busy hemorrhaging XP.
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>>24394882
You for the Mr.

Magic beaaaaaam.
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>>24394882
Ray of Darkness
and then
CONSUME
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>>24394864
>What would Abigail think of us?
Presumably cheer us on, since the Lich will have been instructing her all about how evil the servants of the light are.
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>>24394882
>>hit Raziel with a magical attack to hurt him
The ship is falling around us! Incapacitate him and save the ship or else we're no better then him and his kind.
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>hit Raziel with a magical attack to hurt him
weaken him further only then CONSUME
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Rolled 95

>>24394882
>hit Raziel with a magical attack to hurt him

As someone said before, we are bleeding exp at this form, so it would be a waste to eat him right now.
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>>24394882
Should have said <I am Umbra> but I forgot to mention it.
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>>24394894
>delicious, delicious shadow beans
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>>24394882
...Magic beam [shadow ray] to weaken him first, and then consume.
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>>24394882
>>hit Raziel with a magical attack to hurt him
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Rolled 24

>>24394882
>hit Raziel with a magical attack to hurt him
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>>24394882

You condense your power into an accurate beam to strike the angel...

Roll 1d100
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>>24394913
>>24394900
I get the feeling that if we don't consume him now, we won't until the ending stages of some huge war of elemental liberation. Anyways, if we can eat him now, some of this flood of power has got to stay behind.
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Rolled 5

>>24394933
I AM THE NIGHT
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Rolled 39

>>24394933
SHADOW BEAM
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Rolled 44

>>24394933
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Rolled 77

>>24394933
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Rolled 7

>>24394933
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>>24394882
>hit Raziel with a magical attack to hurt him
Consuming would probably be a terrible idea now, given the current mana leak we've got going on.

Not to mention, he could be useful if we come back from this ship-saving endeavor badly injured.
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Rolled 96

>>24394933
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Rolled 85

>>24394933
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Rolled 68

>>24394933
FOR JUSTICE
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Rolled 53

>>24394933
GET IN THE BAG MR ANGEL
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Rolled 9

>>24394933
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Rolled 65

>>24394941
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Rolled 56

>>24394933
get some, feather bitch
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If we don't consume him now, then we probably won't get to. His spirit'll be too resilient when we're not in our final form.
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Rolled 42

>>24394933

I... SO HUNGRY !
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Rolled 84

>>24394933
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>>24394975
i agree, last time we tried we were getting burned alive
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>>24394975
That's why we attempt a beam to weaken him even further even though we have eclipse up and he's got no resists,

no resists + beam attack
if he doesn't die he's gonna be so weak we can consume him after
assuming eclipse doesn't end before that
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Rolled 91

>>24394994
>800 posts

Hot damn Shadow Master.
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Your ray of darkness pierces the angel's chest The power blasts a fist-sized hole through his armor, his flesh, and out the other side.

He spits blood.

The ship rattles beneath you. And then...

....wwwwwhhhhWHWHWHWHWHWHWOOOOOO

"...shit..." Raziel mutters. He drops against the wall, still alive, but barely.

The roar of the wind increases. It rips, tears, churns against the hull of the airship.

Something is very wrong.

A lesson you learned from a book in the duke's library comes back to you...

>Anything that attempts to fly - disconnected from the ground - for more than a minute or so is quickly attacked by winds capable of ripping apart solid steel. As such, much of an airship's power goes toward magical shielding, and the hull of airships has to be reinforced by adamantium to withstand the pressure

The Sky-Sever - an ancient spell capable of tearing down the airship - is attacking the hull. Without the power of the engine protecting them, the crew is defenseless.

Raziel sputters up more blood from the corner. It seems he's trying to gather his power.

What do you do?

>use your power to save the ship
>CONSUME the angel
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>>24395045
The angel's done for, let's save the ship
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>>24395045
CONSUME
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>>24395045
SM you fucker, making us make this choice. All right, let's shield the ship, and bring it down safely. We'll eat some delicious angel face another day.
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>CONSUME the angel

hes trying to either escape or attack. then immediately send all our power to protecting the ship.
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>>24395045
BAAAAAAWWWW DON'T GIVE US THAT CHOICE

CONSUUUUME THE ANGEL CONSUUUUUME
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Rolled 85

>>24395045
SSAAAVVVVEEE THE SHIIIIP
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>>24395045
Grab the angel and Kool-Aid Man through the hull. With any luck his wings will slow our descent somewhat.
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Rolled 58

>>24395045
Fuck, the angel is gonna escape isn't he?


>use your power to save the ship
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>>24395045
>use your power to save the ship
I just wonder how it's going to happen.
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>>24395045
>>use your power to save the ship
>>CONSUME the angel
eat him and use power to save the ship
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>>24395045
Save the motherfucking ship.
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I hope you guys learn your lesson. Don't use AoE spells if you are near equipment you want to use later.

Tell him "I need to save these humans. We will talk later."
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>>24395045
CONSUME.

We will regret it if he gets away alive.
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Rolled 66

>>24395045

CONSUME
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Rolled 88

>>24395045
>>use your power to save the ship
>use your power to save the ship
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>>24395045
I don't wanna get hunted at a later date when we don't have this kind of power.
This is the kind of guy to keep a grudge. Let's consume him now.