Waifu Wars Part II: Deep Penetration------------------You are a creature of darkness and shadows. Stripped of your memory, you seek to learn your true nature and find your place in the world.Direct Archive: (scroll to bottom)http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=Shadow+Quest+Archive compiled using with only story posts for easier read-through (update status unknown):http://pastebin.com/6RzLX9YpTwitter (quest times, cancellations, updates):https://twitter.com/ShadowMaster_tgTheme music:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLTQ5PlEWko
>>24576348IT'S SHADOW TIME!
>>24576348>Waifu Wars Part II: Deep PenetrationWisp is only true waifu.
>>24576348BANG AURIEL WAUFY SUPMRIME+420 conSUME FLINT LUEEeeleol:3
Events Summary:You've met the brilliant and ambitious Duke Vellik, ruler of Kelvere, who aims to reshape the political landscape of the world to suit more liberal, tolerant ideals. You've promised him friendship, if not permanent commitment to his ideals.By consuming the magical dynamo power core of one of the duke's airships, you were able to defeat and ultimately consume the angel Raziel, who suddenly appeared with a comrade, Auriel, while you were speaking with the duke. Using the power of his soul, you realized Supersonic flight and retreated from Auriel back to Jacob's Field.In Jacob's field, you learned that the occupying Kanians have noticed the great source of spirit beneath the town, but have been unable to access it. You also learned more of Abigail's past, and her parents, specifically her father. You believe there may be a connection between Abigail and the ruler of Archon, the archmage Yi Fang. While waiting for Sir Flint to meet you, you ate the Kanian's food supplies and put the fear of the shadow into a few of their men.Flint eventually arrived at your meeting point - with a plea for aid from the duke. Lord Nulis Vin, ruler of Kan-Abar, has launched a surprise attack on Evinbrook using the power of a Demon Lord to hide his army's movements. Flint convinced you to return to Evinbrook and fight for Kelvere - despite the fact that the angel Auriel is still there.You've just arrived back at Evinbrook, and the battle is in full swing. You restored power to the Velarion's engines, and fought alongside a Shadow Mage named Ila, who calls herself a servant of the angels. Flint has helped forge an unsteady truce between yourself and the angel Auriel for the sake of defeating the Demon Lord.The duke's plan to pierce the Kanian shadow-shield is about to come to fruition.
>>24576348I'm here and I'm feeling anti-moralfag, just as promised.
>>24576348MOM LOOK AT ME IM ON TG
Ability TreeGREEN 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. Not all active abilities require mana.Unlocked Ability Descriptions Located in the following Pastebin link (full list in progress):http://pastebin.com/qdKu6yAUBooks the Main Character has read can be found here:http://pastebin.com/xBMzDQJn
Rolled 89HAHA TIME FOR SHADOW QUEST
Reminder to taunt the angel.
>shadow quest is on>I have a final exam in the morningIt's not like I care about my GPA or anything...
Rolled 65>>24576394>>24576382>>24576378>still mad
Current Statistics:HP: 23/29Mana: 4/4EXP: 2Humanity: 34Temerity: 30Party Members:Sir Donovan Flint - a knight of Dobshire, of Arland, and fourth son of the lord and ruler of Arland.Duke Vellik - the ruler of Kelvere. A brilliant politican and powerful Lightning mage.Ila - a Shadow mage and servant of angelsAuriel - A powerful angel of the ringed city.Equipment:Utility belt with purseInventory:Shadow Sword ShardSpirit Sword (with Flint)Fancy Sun-Moon KeyMind-Scribing PenCurrent Location: Kelvere - Evinbrook
>>24576429Is that what they're calling it now?
Why not husbando wars?
>>24576429yes, but after the battle
>>24576440It's what I'm going to start calling it.
>>24576433Who's mad.Wisp-chan has already won.After all, it's been inside us.
>>24576348How about we agree to keep the waifu and anti-waifu stuff until after the thread. If he comes up because of a choice we can discuss that choice, but lets keep the majority of it for after thread.>>24576429Remember to, but not right now of course. Maybe after we help defeat the demon lord we can rub it in for EXTRA damage.
-----------Active (intent-use abilities that don't require mana)-----------Consume - Devour the latent energy of enemies and magical artifacts to add to your own power and restore your health. Glide - Your aura allows you to glide, dropping safely from large heights or covering large distances if starting from a high position. Gliding is always stealthier than flying.Flight - Spread wings of darkness to soar through the air. Carrying capacity is based on physical strength.Supersonic - Fly at supersonic speeds. You'll move extremely fast, but suffer a large penalty to stealth and magic stealth. Takes 1 turn to activate.Mimic - Take on the vague form of things you've seen. Won't stand up to close examination, but works well in the dark.Snuff - You shadow can put out the lights it touches.Blink - Sight-range teleportation. (Cannot blink through walls, through the ground, into places you can't see, etc. 5-turn cooldown in battle. Auto-cooldown if battle ends. You can only Blink yourself and inanimate objects on your person. Max range 1/4 mile or 0.4 kilometers)-----------Spells (and other abilities that DO use mana)-----------Shadow Strike - Strike the foe with needles of darkness. (base power 2. Costs 2 mana)Shadow Assault - Launch a flurry of shadowy projectiles at the enemy. (base power 4. Costs 4 mana. Can hit multiple enemies)Shade - Create an illusory projection of yourself to confuse enemies. (dodge buff. costs 1 mana)-----------Summons-----------Wisp - A shadowy wisp from the Nether. (2 base shadow attack). Costs 1 mana to summon, 1 mana per action. Never breaks your control; if you run out of mana, it will merely vanish. [Level 0, Shadow]
>>24576461But Wisp-chan is dead.
Anyone else ready to plunge into a sphere of shadow and get our ass kick? I know I am.
>>24576348>Archive compiled using with only story posts for easier read-through (update status unknown):Sorry, got busy with school workWorking on Chapter 16 now!
>>24576476No, just sleeping.
>Last Time<I have no great memory, Ila. But what I have seen...I will relate.><Shadow is that which everything in the light casts. It soothes and hides those blinded or pained by the light. The shadow consumes threats without a trace, but the light can sear and burn. We are not evil, or malignant, but merely the other side of the coin.You send her the impression of a cat hunting a mouse.<This is shadow.>You send her a second impression, that of the mouse slipping away without being caught<This is shadow.>You reach up with a single Inked finger and touch her right in the center of her chest.<You are shadow. Shadow is what you make of it.>You lower yourself back down. <As to my own nature...that I aim to find. But I have found some things, already. I have discovered within me humanity. As you humans think and feel, so do I.<I have discovered a sense of balance. That things must weigh each other out. As you have already told me yourself - this is precious. You know it by instinct.>Ila is listening carefully. She nods when you say that, partly murmuring the words with her lips.<I have discovered Justice. That I have a right to exist, that beings have a right to live, and that those who are innocent ought to be protected.<And I have discovered Temerity...that my protection shall be firm, my justice swift, and my humanity great to behold - as I have found humanity so - terrible, and strange, but great. My shadow will consume as much as it shades, and it will flow where I will it, when I will it, as I will it.>Ila swallows hard. Her lips tremble. "...I-I see. I understand.">damn you guys posted awesome shit. Good work.
>>24576410So, I'm reading through the histories, and it says that the House of Flint founds the country of Archon, after the Western Archon Rebellion, when Yi Fang already ruled Archon. I realized eventually that the Flints rebelled and turned Western Archon into Arland, but it was still confusing. Anyways, I found a typo that might need to be fixed in the pastebin.
>>24576517I was so proud of us after that conversation
>>24576517>Lowering all DC with shadowlady for a good while
>>24576563Was there ever really a DC for interacting with shadow lady? She's been bro-tier to us since we met her.
The army around you is tense. Men are scurrying to-and-for-carrying messenges as the formations gather. Mages are speaking tersely in small clusters. This is going to be big.Auriel still stands alone, back turned to the clearing. Flint seems uncertain of whether to stand next to her, the duke, or you, and so he worries at his hands in the center. You notice he acquired a new breastplate at some point...it has a bright sunburst emblazoned on the front.Ila is silent."Shadow, to me," the duke says.The rest of your haphazard part glances up, but doesn't move. You bob over to the duke. <Your excellency. I believe everyone in your kingdom will know who you are, now.>The duke smirks. "What are you talking about? I'm a well known public figure. Davel Zoran, the duke's most powerful mage and chief magical and political adviser."<...clever.>"I thought so too." He leaned in. "But you'll think me more clever still if I have anything to say about it."con't
>>24576603If not for it being something Shadow would have no basis for knowing: <It does seem simpler to be ones own evil vizier. Power behind your own throne.>
>>24576603<What do you mean?>"I lied to the angel when I said you were necessary for the plan."You're stunned. <...you lied? After that threat?>"Spirit magic to read the mind of a lightning mage?" the duke asks. He smirks. "Her soul is mostly light. Clearly, it's not her specialty."<You're bolder than I.>"And more successful for it." The duke leans closer. "You ate the dynamo on my ship."You're unsure how to respond."Oh, come now," the duke says. "You and Raziel fly off. When all is said and done, a giant wave of shadow buffets my face, my crashed airship has no engine, and Raziel is dead. What else could have happened?"<You...are not angry.>"Well. You've cost me an important tool. I'm counting the interest." He gives you an gleefully calculating look. "But what is lost is lost. What we must focus on...are the possibilities. The Velarion has fallen just across the river, there..." The duke glances up over the heads of his troops, then back to you. "The dynamo is still intact. What if a shadow ate it? Why, we'd have a lot of power to throw at the demon...and one of the Ring City's airships would be out of commission. Permanently."<What of your lightning spear?>"It should work without your intervention," the duke says. "Though speed will be important. Once we're inside that thing...Auriel alone will not be able to defeat it. And I've already spent too much strength to help fill the gap. We'll be buying time until you can arrive." The duke shrugs. "Alternatively, you can come with us now...if you're there the entire time, you just might be the weight to tip the scales."What is your response?>It sounds like I've got a dynamo to consume.>I'm not risking letting you alone. We do this together.
>>24576716>It sounds like I've got a dynamo to consume.I think that this time, being CONSUME happy is completely okay, and completely justified. Also, it CANNOT fall into the Demon Lord's hands.
>>24576716>It sounds like I've got a dynamo to consume.From what we've heard about this Demon Lord, we're not taking it down without the dynamo.
>>24576716>The dynamo is still intact. What if a shadow ate it? Why, we'd have a lot of power to throw at the demon...and one of the Ring City's airships would be out of commission. Permanently.I told you guys we were going to CONSUME the dynamo. Ain't nobody wanna listen to truth!>It sounds like I've got a dynamo to consume.Hells yeah!
>>24576716eat it. EAT IT!
>>24576716We should definitely.... CONSUME
>>24576716I'm really liking the Duke. Let's play along with his scheme. As a side note, if we ever figure out how to create a new dynamo, we really ought to pay him back for the one we nommed on.
>>24576716Consume the dynamo.
>>24576716>"And more successful for it." The duke leans closer. "You ate the dynamo on my ship."my forehead started sweating when I read that before finishing the postfook u SM
>>24576716"You know, an angel AND an dynamo and I might be able to blow the demon apart single handed"
>>24576716>>It sounds like I've got a dynamo to consume.<It seems a shadow must do what a shadow does best>
>>24576716>It sounds like I've got a dynamo to consume.time to get a nice large buff and come in to the rescue
>>24576716>>24576770AND one less ship to be hunting us down!
>>24576716>It sounds like I've got a dynamo to consume.Of course we must make sure the dynamo doesn't fall into the wrong hands by way of "CoNsUmE"
>>24576781How about we wait until this crisis is over before we start dissension in the ranks.
>>24576716consume it, but we need to be fast, quick, and silent. get the dynamo and get back
I'm so incredibly wary about this. It feels so obviously trapish. BUT FOR WHAT REASONS?!
>>24576811Fast and quick are more important than silent here.
>>24576791"You think yourself a superior being, a bastion of light and the embodiment of all that is good. There is more to this world than simply light and shadow, and you aren't as holy as you think you are."
>>24576818No man, it's a chance for us to NOT get eaten alive by the fucking DEMON. So please just eat the damn thing
>>24576827silent inside the airship, the enemy is sure to have gone inside by now
>>24576716What will the angel think of us consuming her dynamo?
>>24576841Oh that's right, SM was talking about giving us chances to power up last thread.Yeah. Eat the dynamo.
>>24576854a better question would be "what is she going to do about it"
>>24576748Voting for Delecious Dynamo.Though, I would like to be the voice of potential consequence, as by CONSUMEing the Dynamo, Auriel Will attack us, possibly after the Demon Lord has been dispatched, so we will have to either interviene either after her demise or prior to it, and take the Demon Lord 1 on 1 in his weakened state, OR we join the fight ASAP after the Dynamo, dispatch the Demon Lord with Auriel, Then fight to the death with her.On the flipside, Not CONSUMEing the Dynamo, Auriel is less likely to turn on us after the Demon Lord is Defeated, and the Dynamo will be retrieved by her. OR, Auriel falls in battle, and the Duke keeps the Dynamo to replace the one we CONSUMEd...<To be fair, It was I CONSUME it, or the Angel explodes it... I preferred living over exploding...>but back to the CONSUME plan, using our improved stealth, we could sneak into the wreck then blast our way out...
>>24576854Will she truly know any better after the demon plasters her across the ground.
>>24576818I wouldn't be surprised if the Duke tries to pit us against Auriel after we eat the dynamo so that he can be rid of the only angel who knows he works with a shadow elemental.
>>24576871I like the way you think
>>24576839When we do this we should turn into a shadow version of that angel we already ate.
>>24576839She gon be piiiiiiiisssssseedd
>>24576777>lel just as planned----------------------------------------------------<It sounds like I have a dynamo to consume.>"I thought you'd agree." The duke gestures toward the front end of his massive, slowly rotating lightning spear. "Slip around to the front and act like a speartip. It's time."You dash to the front of the spear. The power of the spell seems drawn there, crackling, snapping in a constant surge of gold light. You stretch yourself out in what you hope is a convincing representation for the duke's purposes.The duke begins giving dramatic orders and gathering the group into the inside of the spear. Along with Flint, Ila, and Auriel are a squadron of mages and the duke's elite guard. The rest of the army forms up behind it on a long, pointed arrow, with mages concentrated in the center.<...hear me?> the duke's voice comes in like static, as if the lightning magic is interfering with the spirit.<I can hear you.><...go...when...light shines...hide your aura.><What?><...ready.><Wait, I didn't quite - >The tip of the cone flares like the light of a thousand lightning bolts.Roll 1d100
>>24576854I'm still trying to think about how we would avoid getting discovered.If the airship is flying then it will fall when we eat its engine and that can't be discrete. But I want the power of the dynamo! But Auriel saw us consume an angel and she doesn't seem stupid; and could likely put 2 and 2 together.Aww fuck it eat the damn thing.
Rolled 16>>24576900Rollan for pie this time.
>>24576933fuck yo pie man
>>24576933Damnit apple pie, WHY HAVE YOU FAILEd ME?
>>24576839Seconding for maximum assmad angel.
Rolled 35>>24576900We sneaky
>>24576949not here either
Rolled 26>>24576900Hopin for hundreds
After the spear... blink to the airship so we aren't spotted, and stealth the rest of the way?
Rolled 16>>24576839I dunno.Adding that stuff in front of "You aren't as holy as you think you are" makes it so we can't drop it as readily, and sometimes you have to keep jabs like this concise for maximum impact.
>>24576913If we have a little exp after the battle we could even buy replicate for that added flare.
>>24576994Agreed, blink would help hugely here.
SM, if you ever get around to publishing a novel ell us.I'll buy it.
You know what you need to do in this situation.Your aura is already gathering behind you. It stills, quiet before the roar of the lightning spear.BOOMSCHREEEEEYou explode away from the spear just as the spear roars forward, carrying along its passengers. The sound helps to hide your rapid escape, and in an instant, you're over the river.WHOMPHYou end your Supersonic and flap to a halt. You land on the ground, Quiet, and quickly Mimic the shadowy form of a man.The airship is battered and smoking. Holes are scattered along its length. Even if you didn't eat the dynamo, it would probably need extensive repairs. Most of the crew has gathered at the far end of the ship."Help!" cries a woman's voice. "Help me!"You walk toward the ship, and the cries grow louder. You try to put them out of your mind...this is a battle. You've got a mission, and can't afford to rescue cats from every tree you pass."Help, please! Can you hear me?!"You hesitate as the voice seems to address you. And you see her - a woman is pinned under part of the collapsed frame of the airship. It reminds you of what you saw before, when the duke's airship crashed......flames are spreading up the inside of the rubble. The woman's cries grow more desperate by the moment. If you ignore her, there probably wouldn't be enough time for the other members of the crew to reach her.What do you do?>save the woman>ignore her
>save the woman... damnit this is going to get us into trouble.
>>24576900Shadow master, quick question: Y'know that shadow dome the demon lord has over him- does that count as a physical shadow construct, or is it purely magical and passive like a super pimped out version of our barrier of darkness ability?
Rolled 59>>24577056So i'm seeing a question of time here more than anything. And we'll also be taking the risk of alerting others if we stop to help....
>>24577056Save her anyways. She'll probably tattle about a shadowy savior headed for the airship but we don't plan on being friends with Auriel anyways.
>>24577056>save the womanWe've got a little time. Besides, the Shadow is already gaining a good reputation, and we've slightly impressed Auriel. With even more credentials to back us up, maybe we could not suffer the Elementomachy 2.0.
>>24577056>Save herHopefully we can do it quickly.
>>24577042>SM, if you ever get around to publishing a novel ell us.>I'll buy it.Wow. Thanks. I'll keep you posted.
Rolled 93>>24577056Save her. The later we arrive to the battle, the weaker everyone will be. Which is good, very good, for us.
>>24577056>>save the womankeep our guard up, get to engine room
>>24577056>the voice seems to address youWell, she's seen us. Give her a quick clean death and be on our way.
(I actually think this is a trap. but i can't ignore a person who needs help that badly.)
>>24577056Ignore her, we don't have enough time. Taking time to save her will risk even more lives and those of our friends.
>>24577110We are no saint lol
The exact nature of the construct is unknown to you, though you feel as though it is like your own abilities, yes....but it has the same feeling as the void-bomb did. Empty. Lonely.
>>24577056Leave her to her fate. She's tell the other crew about us if we free her, and they're bound to interfere.
>>24577099Can we start placing pre-orders here, or should we start a new thread for that?I'm serious.
>>24577110I think it's a trap too, but in the other way: I wouldn't be surprised if we've got an angelic audience wondering what we'll do.
>>24577056>save the womandamn it. i know it is a trap, and we will pay for this. but so far our nature seems to be the only person we worry about when we cant see them is abigal.
>>24577133>>24577078Meant to link the posts here.
>>24577107This. No need to let her burn to death, but we can't leave any witnesses.
>>24577056>Save the womanLet's at least try and balance that humanity with the temerity
>>24577147>>24577056Damn it, fine just do it. We'll be the shadowy savior god damn it...
>>24577056save her but be quick about it
No point in calling to ignore her now that all the fucking asshat whiteknights have gotten their claws into the post.Nice job guys, I hope we critfail when she pulls a dagger on us.
>>24577056>ignore herIt'll cause problems for the Duke if we're seen at the airship when we're supposedly forming the tip of his lightning missile.
>>24577138I might self-publish online sooner rather than later. I'm not sure if I want to deal with the hassle of agents and printing conglomerates.I really appreciate the comment, thank you. The validation is nice. But let's keep it on topic for now, nothing's published yet.------------------------------------------You've chosen to help the woman.writing...
i assume the framework is too tough for us to rip part of it off. because if it isn't, then we could remove the part covering her then carry on in our mission.
>>24577056Pic related: her fate.Voting ignore her.
>>24577107This. Kill her fast. Quick neck severing and a spear through the forehead.
>>24577185Yeah, even though I said I have proxies for anti-moralfags there's NO WAY I could overturn something like this.The only way to cure naivety is to have it stung.
>>24577196You've chosen to help the woman.FUCK. YOU. ALL.Whiteknights kill quests
>>24577203>>24577208Why didn't you vote sooner!?
>Hurr it's a trap but a cant rezist helping the damsel bcaz maybe I get poon 4 helpAnd then they all chewed on doorknobs.
>>24577228We might be whiteknights... but its entirely in character. We saved Abby and the elf queen for the exact same reason.
>>24577244I went to make a sandwich and came back to see >>24577196
You remember cries for help...Abigail's cries. You run back toward the woman.You grab the wooden support and heave. It's slow going - solid adamantium is not light - but you're able to clear it off her."...t-thank you." She winces, hard. "...hurts."Her legs are not in good shape. She seems to be in too much pain to wonder how you had the strength to help alone. You extend a hand to her.Red eyes glow like little fires, and her hand grabs onto your arm. "Mortals. All the same."Roll 1d100, suckers
Maybe you weenies should think with your heads instead of our dicks. Especially considering Shadow doesn't even have a dick.
Rolled 83>>24577276Consume it.
>>24577255But we were like one day old when we did that. Surely the childlike naiveté has to wear off eventually...
Rolled 44>>24577276>Its the demon Lord.FUCK ALL OF YOU
>>24577293nah, probably a succubus.
Rolled 19>>24577276I regret nothing.
Rolled 76>>24577276I knew it was likely a trap, and I didn't care. It was in character, and it's what Shadow would do.
Rolled 89>>24577276Fucking knew it.
Rolled 50>>24577301I almost hope it's the demon lord just so all of the white knights can get a white hot enema of pain.
Rolled 75>>24577276and to think, we would not have gotten to CONSUME it if we had left it...EAT ITS EYES!!!
>>24577276HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAITS WHAT YOU GAY-GAY-GET FAGGITS
>>24577279>>24577253Stop being an asshole and assuming any attempt to do anything not murderhobo to someone female is an attempt to get sex.Besides>>24577255
>>24577306At least now we will have a legitimate in character reason not to be lawful stupid in the future.
>Hurrrr i knew was trap i fell for on porpise becaz i 2 smart 4 u shadowmaster and i gets all da poonSo many doorknob chewers in this thread.
>>24577276I regret nothing, do >>24577287bitch deserves it
Rolled 48>>24577276oh well
>>24577346>doorknob chewersDoes that mean anything?
>>24577306>I don't care if I make stupid choices; as long as it's entirely in characterIt's a common /tg/ quest syndrome. Role-playing-dumb to remain in character.
>>24577279Because choosing to not play an amoral shadow that would let a random person die in a fire couldn't possibly have motivations other than that.
Instinctively, you try to pull free, but she has you in a grip like steel."You're mine." She rises up and plants a kiss on your body.Nothing happens.Before you can wonder about her strange and pointless attack, she recoils in shock. "...what are you?"You Ink and slip out of her grip like water. "What are you?"Bat-like wings form from the young woman's back, and her nails turn to claws. Fire dances in her eyes. "You'll find out soon enough!"What do you do?>attack>ignore the demon. You're probably much faster, and you've got a mission.
We really should use our ability to see detect magic to get out of situations like these.
>>24577328>>24577315>>24577289>implying be good is related to being naive>implying the demon wouldn't have attacked us anyway as we wandered by>implying that as a shadow we have to the SHAPESHIFTING MASTER OF DARKNESS>implying implications
>>24577376We're in the middle of a battle, you doorknob chewer.>>24577392Just bugger off. Tell the bitch to munch a chode and fly/blink where we gotta go.
>>24577371...So what are we supposed to do, metagame the whole time and do nothing but Rollplay?
>>24577392CONSUME!!!EAT HER EYES!!!TRY STARING AT US WITHOUT THEM!!!
>>24577392>>ignore the demon. You're probably much faster, and you've got a mission.
>>24577392>ignore the demon. You're probably much faster, and you've got a mission.pop a shade if needed
>>24577392>attackIf by attack you mean CONSUME>>24577405Goddamnit, this would have been the best outcome.
>>24577392Get away, get the dynamo, then take her on if she's still following.
>>24577392>"What are you?""Busy!"
>>24577392a true shadow next to the imitation that is your master.CONSUME
>>24577405Then suggest it. Don't wait. We have tons of awesome passive abilities for situations like this and NOBODY WAITS TO THINK TO USE EM.
>>24577392Point her towards the living crewmembers and head on our way.Any time we spend trying to eat this girl is time the Duke and Flint are fighting the demon lord without our assistance.
>>24577413And the king of the doorknob chewers makes his grand entrance!Would you like the red carpet rolled out, or will you just let your tongue flop out?The knobgobblers that voted to help weren't being 'good', they were purposefully and intentionally being naive.
>>24577392Fuck it, mang, just run to the dynamo. We don't have time to drop spaghetti everywhere against another miniboss.
isn't our detect magic passive? I mean its not underlined
>>24577476>doorknob chewersWhat does it mean?
>>24577392Time for spagooti!
>>24577392Ignore the demon, we have a dynamo to consume. Send her images of us CoNsUmEiNg the demons we have already eaten.If she still attacks eat the shit out of her for getting in the way.
>>24577499im pretty sure its a euphimism for penis
>>24577392Close range already. IMPALE THE BITCH
>>24577499It's a colourful way of calling someone retarded.
>>24577442Well where's the list of those? Hm? Because none of the pastebins have all of the ability descriptions we have.>>24577392To the dynamo. Make off handish remarks about the annoying harlot, or at least as much as we can.
>>24577516Why not just call them retarded?
>>24577516Then just say it. Using the same obscure euphemism over and over just makes him sound like the retard.
>>24577536Because doorknob chewers encapsulates them better.Retarded people can still try to be productive and work at a crummy job and be happy.These people are borderline vegetables that do nothing but chew on doorknobs. They are worthless.
>>24577392To the dynamo. Leave this bitch in the dust.
Is it just me, or did the threads get a lot more hostile since 15?
>>24577645The number of posters has increased significantly over time. It was inevitable that a few trolls would show up along the way.
>>24577645its the curse of popularity. you get a lot of assholes from other threads migrating over.
you know I bet detect life would have showed her to be not there either.
<I don't have time for this. There are humans that way.> You point toward the surviving crewmembers. <Attack me at your peril.>You fly into the air over the airship and land on its hull. A large hole near the bottom catches your eye. You can feel the dynamo quite clearly, and it seems to be the closest entrance."Hey! Don't ignore me!" the female demon flaps up after you. "Are you a demon as well?"<Begone.>"You're worse than the lord," the demon says. She gives you a big pout. "Doesn't it feel good to finally exist here?"<I wouldn't know. I'm not a demon.> You march purposefully toward the hole."You sure feel sort of like one. Kinda" She flaps after you lazily. "Hey, don't you want to eat the humans?"<I have other matters to attend to.> You drop into the ship and are quick to navigate the halls toward the engine room. The pressure of lightning magic quickly increases..."...sure is stuffy. I don't want to get near that thing."<Then go.>"I dunno, could be fun. You seem interesting...no one's ever resisted my kiss, you know." The creature flaps around your head incessantly, somehow twisting through the tight spaces of the hall with ease. "So you don't work for the lord? Were you summoned by one of the mages on the other side? Or are you unsummoned?"The dynamo is just in the next room.You turn toward the strange female demon and - >Enough! Begone, or else!>you don't seem to be quite like a normal demon (begin conversation)>continue to ignore the demon, proceed to dynamo>attack her outright>warn her that what you're about to do is not conducive to the continued existence of any nearby life>something else
>>24577645It was around that time yeah. New people joined in, and didn't like the direction the thread was already going in, and talked about us "ruining the quest".
Ignore, we have work to do.
>>24577684ignore that bitch
>>24577684>>continue to ignore the demon, proceed to dynamoShadow ain't got no time for this.
>continue to ignore the demon, proceed to dynamoYou are a chatty one aren't you.
>>24577684>>you don't seem to be quite like a normal demon (begin conversation)>warn her that what you're about to do is not conducive to the continued existence of any nearby lifecontinue to dynamo
>>24577684Bahahahaha>Inb4 demon waifuSpear her through the eye
>>24577684mah... MAAAH WWAAAAAIIIFUUUU!
>>24577684Warn her to back off or she will be destroyed, Not by us but by what we are about to do. Then ignore her and proceed to Dynamo
>>24577684continue to dynamo, but warn that what you're about to do will get messy
>>24577684"If you don't leave now, you probably won't survive what's about to happen."
(honestly I hope this Dynamo gives us XP instead of ECLIPSE MOTHEFUCKERS... too cutscene-y)
>>24577684Oh god, my sides are in orbit.>warn her that what you're about to do is not conducive to the continued existence of any nearby lifeYou can stay if you want, but don't blame me if you get killed. By the way, your lord is nothing before my glorious power. All shall kneel before the eternal shadow.
>>24577684>demon waifuplz nobut I am a moralfag so just ignore, no reason to kill unless she try's to attack us
>>24577684>warn her that what you're about to do is not conducive to the continued existence of any nearby lifeContinue to our objective because we have work to do, but if she still follows I sense a future party member in the making. No, not in the waifu sense.
>>24577684<you don't seem like a normal demon, but i warn you that what I'm about to do may not be kind to you>continue to dynamo
>>24577752Same. Because having control over what we buy after acquiring large amounts of exp would be... satisfying.But given SM's history, I entirely think nothing will go as expected.
>SM is now trolling us by dangling a demon waifu for all the doorknob chewers to fap over.
>>24577684<"Silence is golden, little demon.">
>>24577782I can live with saying something along these lines as long as we continue to the main objective.
>>24577739seconding this train of thought.>>24577752the Cutscene was to prevent SUPER SPAGHETTI. Ending there would have been no fun...
>>24577684"If you want to talk to me do it later and when I am alone"
>>24577684>continue to ignore the demon, proceed to dynamobitches ain't shit but tricks and hoes
>>24577782I like it, Another!
>>24577801he just wants to teach us that love is unimportant if we dont have the strength to fight for ourselves
if everyone had voted CONSUME there wouldn't be a succubutt-waifu in the works.
>>24577836>love is unimportant if we dont have the strength to fight for ourselvesShut up you weenie.
>>24577836Or maybe he's trying to show us something or other blablabla friendship?
>>24577801Yep. Pretty much. I'm about 1/4 done making that post into ARTS. Linework is a pain but I expect the shadows to be an even greater pain. PaintTool SAI hoooo!
Rolled 90>>24577787Most likley it will give a similar temporary powerup.Which isn't bad, we probably need the shadow resist negation from eclipse to land any good hits on the demon lord or it's high power minions.>>24577801>SM is trolling you by making a waifu stereotype when you bitched about it.>>24577836Aaannd your not helping.
------------------------------------------------>pictured: ...<If you don't leave now, you probably won't survive what's about to happen.> You march into the dynamo room."I'm tougher than a look!" She flies in after you, but lands quickly. She seems laden by the magic pressure. "Besides, now I want to see. What are you up to?"<You've been warned.>You latch onto the dynamo and consume it.It cracks......Power floods the room. The pressure forces the winged woman to the floor. "What's going on?!"OPTIONS:>consume dynamo for an instant 20 EXP>activate eclipse mode. Lasts 2-5 turns. Time limit starts when you enter the core of the Kanian forcesCurrent stats:HP: 23/29Mana: 4/4EXP: 2Humanity: 34Temerity: 30
>>24577851sorry wasn't here man
I vote XP,
>>24577851She's certain to die horribly if she follows us, since we'll be heading back to the battle once we eat the dynamo.Can you imagine the waifu tears when Auriel casually chops her head off.
>>24577867>>pictured: ...I don't even have a reaction pic fit to express the froth of my seething.
>>24577867CONSUME NIGGA FOR EXP MO IMPORTANTTHEN COSUME LE DEMON
>>24577867eclispe mode removes all shadow resistance and double shadow, of the demon lord as well, take exp
>>24577867Wouldn't activating Eclipse Mode increase the power of the demon lord's shadow magic too?I say we go for the exp.
>>24577867>that pictureerrr, god damn it. Those choices! Go for exp.
>>24577867XP>Auriel will be worth more straight XP than dynamosGuys.Hey.We should mainline some angels.
>>24577867i am going to buck the trend and say eclipse mode. i want to wreck shit. even if it is only temporary
>>24577867>eclipseIt seems like it's the only viable way to to deal with the Demon Lord. We can then eat him and get 20 EXP, but a flat 20 EXP seems like it won't do much good.
>>24577866>>24577801It's hilarious.I have plans for all the characters you meet, though. This isn't just for my own entertainment.
>>24577867>>24577885I don't think 20 xp is going to do all that much in this upcoming fight. Voting eclipse mode so we at least stand a fighting chance.
>>24577919But Auriel will get one-shotted by the demon lord if we activate the eclipse.Fuck that shit. We're the only one that gets to kill her.
>>24577867Eclipse mode and bomb the fuck out of the enemy forces with shadowmagic
>>24577886BUT NUOOUUBURURURUR MAH UBER KAWAIIII SUCK-YOU-BUSTY WAAAIIFFUUU!
>>24577867>consume dynamo for an instant 20 EXP
>>24577867Xp>>24577928We are going to have a whole mixed mag of party members. I can already tell.
Guys we should CONSUME everything we see. Imagine how powerful we would get if we CONSUMED every dead soldier? All that exp just ripe for da taking....
>>24577907Yeah I say EXP.
>>24577964at .25 exp each...
>>24577963or or we could have an easy demon exp snack
>>24577928>This isn't just for my own entertainment.Keep telling yourself that.Just don't listen to the weenies when they start wanting to be a human (shadow) shield for 2minute demon waifu.
>>24577867CONSUME for exp.It is our nature.
>>24577867Experience plz, but seriously. We will be going into the fight with an ally, we just need to support and attack in an opportune time. WE don't have to take the full force of his attacks
>>24577938>>24577941No. Go for exp. We need the angel to weaken the Demon Lord and NOT give a buff to him with eclipse mode, because that will help the Demon Lord too much and not give him a chance to get weakened.
>>24577867>Disregard Succubus.>Acquire Dynamo.Consume it now.<I warned you. now stay out of the way>Leave for Demon Lord
Guys, what are we even going to spend the EXP on? There aren't any abilities that we can directly access that will help us that much.
>>24577867esp<I warned you miss, are you uninjured?>
>>24577989Forgot about that.Changing from eclipse to xp.
>>24577978Better idea....lets use her as a human sheild. And then when she is about to die from sheilding us so much we CONSUME her
>>24577998Dump into magic tree for once!!!!
Fuckers voting for Eclipse are retarded. Go for EXP.
>>24577998>Nightflare>Shadow Beam>All the Magic Power we can buy.
>>24577972What's with that green one behind all the orange?Seriously... Who did that? Why... WHY!?
>>24577998we could also eat her for more exp
>>24577972You're enjoying this, aren't you?You're more sadistic than FemCOCK. And I think I love you.
>>24577998Magic Power and Nightflare for one. Having more mana and a counter-spell ability will be helpful.so that makes 8 exp...
alright, XP expenditures as followed:Viral (demon lord, HP recovery, need I say more?)Robust Immunity (hello protection)Poison (hello wasting damage)SchattenkriegBeserk (Schattenkrieg bonuses)Magic Power (Schattenkrieg bonuses)
>>24577867Exp! Because now that I looked it up Eclipse mode will remove shadow resistances of everyone! That's a superbuff to the Demon Lord. I don't fucking want Flint to die before we get to the fight.
Ask the demon for information on the lord. It might help.
>>24578017Well it all depends on if we want to go full magic.Since we are pretty quick, good with shadows, and a bit strong we might want to focus on what we are good at.
>>24578017>>24578039Thirding magic power + nightflare
>>24577998>>24578009>>24578039See?? Just dump magic, it's a good idea
>>24578051i like it
>>24578051If we do get Viral, I suggest we "accidentally" scratch Auriel during the fight, so as to infect her.
>>24578051>SchattenkriegGod no. We're not bodyslamming the fucking demon lord.
>>24578054>remove shadow resistances of everyoneActually it removes the shadow resistances of enemies, and it only says "doubles shadow magic power", so we don't even know if it will buff the Demon Lord.
>>24578057This one guy.
>>24578051I like it, but lets not get Schattenkrieg and see what Berserk opens up.
>>24578051that total is 28 however we could always get more from a certain succubus when we consume her
>>24578074How else are we supposed to CONSUME him?
Get Shiva, Twisting Gloom, Shadow Control, Crunch, and Replicate.
>>24578057That sir, is a brilliant idea.
>>24578081Think long term man, go big or go homeCaptia- Ualsafth dangerous, sounds like a tough guy
>>24578070>>24578039>>24578017>>24578009Our magic tree is so limited right now that even if we did put all of our points into it we wouldnt get much use of it. What is more important is to focus on what we are good at, speed and strength.Anyway, we have 4 mana points and never ever use magic so why start the turn before the boss fight?
>>24578064So; Nightflare for 3 Magic Power for 5 Poison for 2 I am curious what Poison and Nightflare open into.
>>24578081Hm. That's a good question for SM.Hey SM, does eclipse distinct itself towards those who we feel are OUR enemies? I'm still going for exp but I'd like clarification.
>>24577867Eeesh, 20 exp is a lot, but not eneough to put us at demon slaying levels, and 2-5 isn't that much time....Yeah, XP, we can buy some more defense and a few good attacks. Maybe saving some for an in-battle upgrade.>>24577998We grab some defense and magic power, we are at least a bit tougher and can use our speed to distract it.>>24578023Plot issues aside, eating Aurel is a bad idea. If we can convince her we aren't as terrible as she thinks we are then we will have some shelter while we grow in power.>>24578051Viral could be good, and we need more defense, but going for self-damaging attacks for the toughest fight yet is a bad idea.
You've chosen to grab the 20 EXP and not idiotically buff the demon lord with your own eclipse. Good work, /tg/ collective.--------------------------------------------------------You don't try to consume it all this time...you learned the consequences of that before. Too much greed, and you couldn't control it.Cracking the dynamo releases its magic in a powerful flood. You stick your tendrils into it, siphoning off as much as you safely feel you can.The lightning magic snaps, compresses, warps, and dissipates in a wave across the room. The magical pressure fades. Snaps of gold light spark around your form as you twist the energy into that well of untapped power that sits inside of you.>EXP: 22"...wow," the demon says. "Cool!"What do you do?>calmly explain to the winged female that you're going to kill the demon lord and that she should stay out of your way or you'll kill her too>She's annoyed you for the last time. Kill her and consume her.>Ignore the demon, it can do as it pleases. Back to the battle.>something else---------You can also spend the EXP as you would.
>>24578113how about viral to keep the demon lord from regenerating?
>>24578051We need nightflare, you just know that the demon lord is gonna have some big spells in his arsenal.
Blink you fools, i don't care what else we get along as be get blink
>>24578118KILL AND CONSUME BITCH
>>24578118>>She's annoyed you for the last time. Kill her and consume her.>>24578131Already got.
>>24578118>She's annoyed you for the last time. Kill her and consume her.
Blink, Nightflareand whatever other Anons can think up
>>24578129Yes. Viral and night flare.
>>24578118>>Ignore the demon, it can do as it pleases. Back to the battle.
What's shadow eater do precisely?
>>24578118Don't waste time, tell her we are leaving, and that this is her last chance to get out of our way.
>>24578115I was talking about having a succubus snack not Auriel
>>24578146We already got blink and we don't have enough mana to cast the upgraded version.
>>24578118Explain to her that we will be killing the living FUCK out of the demon lord and that we will be the only creature of true shadow to walk this plain of existence. She can either move out of our way or be utterly destroyed
>>24578118>>calmly explain to the winged female that you're going to kill the demon lord and that she should stay out of your way or you'll kill her toothis guy>>24578051
>>24578114>Hey SM, does eclipse distinct itself towards those who we feel are OUR enemies? I'm still going for exp but I'd like clarification.Eclipse negates all shadow resistance and doubles all shadow magic power within a miles-wide radius of your position.That's all.
>>24578146>>24578131we already have blink
>>24578118>calmly explain to the winged female that you're going to kill the demon lord and that she should stay out of your way or you'll kill her tooAsk her all she knows about him for it's time for Information gathering.
>>24578118just consume her and end this farce
>>24578145>>24578137She could be a valuable source of information. Stop wanting to kill her because you don't want Waifu idiots to get what they want.
>>24578118>>calmly explain to the winged female that you're going to kill the demon lord and that she should stay out of your way or you'll kill her too>>She's annoyed you for the last time. Kill her and consume her.
>>24578118magic powernightflarepoisonthen lets see what that opens up
>>24578118Consume the succubus
>>24578118>calmly explain to the winged female that you're going to kill the demon lord and that she should stay out of your way or you'll kill her too<Before I destroy your master, I will give you a choice, demon. Serve me or die.>
>>24578118Even though it would be little, let's attempt to have a waifu-shaped snack!
>>24578168>>24578163>>24578162She is a demon who serves him. CONSUME HER
>>24578118ask her about the demon lord and tell her to stay out of our way. no need to possibly get hurt or waste mana before the big fight.
>>24578175stop wanting the Waifufags to succeed>>24578118CONSUME
>>24578176Waifu apologist pls go>>>/a/>>>/r9k/
>>24578164>>Hey SM, does eclipse distinct itself towards those who we feel are OUR enemies? I'm still going for exp but I'd like clarification.>Eclipse negates all shadow resistance and doubles all shadow magic power within a miles-wide radius of your position.And from the pastebin: >Eclipse - Forcibly assert the power of darkness to eclipse the sun itself. Negates all enemy shadow resistance and doubles shadow magic power for 2-5 turns. Costs half of current mana, or 20 mana, whichever is greater. Only useable once per day.We should have that info altered now.
>>24578187exactly, she what she does then shadow spear
Can we not kill her, UNTIL we get information. I mean, come on.
>>24578200Meant to link to>>24578175
>>24578118live long and CONSUME
>>24578164You need to change the text in the abilities to that then. Right now it only states "enemy shadow resistence." Which is vague.
>>24578187>>24578197She's already said that she dislikes him, her interests lie in killing people. Just make her kill people we DON'T like.I'm not waifuing the bitch, i just want some more fucking allies
>>24578118Let's see if she's willing to be our minion. If not, CONSUME.
>calmly explain to the winged female that you're going to kill the demon lord and that she should stay out of your way or you'll kill her too>>24578131we already have blink. We bought it at the end of last turn.Alright I can get behind Nightflare and cancelling SchattenthingyRevised list:Poison (2)Viral (4)Nightflare(3)Beserk(3) Magic Power x 2 (2?)14 xp, leaving 8 for more choices laterAnd wait for the rest.(Still useful if we need a strength bonus and we are surrounded... plus seeing the tree is always good)
>>24578209thanks, i was like why reply to me?
>>24578118<Going to kill the Demon Lord now. not quite full. do as you wish. farewell.>leavedefinatly voting for Nightflare. have been convinced to take Viral over Poison.What does Nightflare and Viral open up?
>>24578118KILL AND EAT
>>24578215She is a demon and is pure experience. She isnt going to help us>>24578222I vote this
>>24578215I'm pretty sure having a demon as an ally will make us even more hated by pretty much everyone except Adavan and the various evil factions.Unless we want to switch sides, she either has to die or just fuck off to somewhere else.
>>24578222this looks good
>>24578215>I'm not waifuing the bitch, i just want some more fucking alliesUh huh... I smell the sickening residue of waifuing.
>>24578151Shadow Eater allows you to eat an enemy's shadow for a small health boost. Their shadow regenerates over several hours with no penalty to them. However, it wouldn't be stealthy if they noticed their shadow was missing.Unlocked ability descriptions:http://pastebin.com/qdKu6yAU--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------HOLD EVERYTHINGRespond to this post with your top two picks for what you should buy next. Winners win. We will then conduct another round of voting.This way, we can commit one way or another and keep going with the rest of the EXP.
>>24578248I bet you think we were waifuing Abigail too, you sick fuck.
>>24578222I think we should get a spell with it, shadow beam or ghost IMO
>>24578250Viral + Night Flare
>>24578250Nightflare(3)Viral (4)are my top 2 votes for now.
>>24578250Poison and Viral also are we going to consume the free snack you gave us or not?
>>24578204>should have that info altered now.Appreciated.
>>24578250Nightflare and Viral please, SM.
>>24578250viral + nightflare
>>24578264honestly, we aren't gonna do much with magic, and having 3 spell cancels in the works is worth more then a single magic attack.
>>24578250<Night flare and Viral if you please.>
>>24578250Poison + Viral
>>24578250Shiva. I want to see what monstrosity that unlocks.
>>24578250Nightflare for sure, torn between viral and magic power, but leaning towards magic power so we get more nightflare shots.
>>24578250>It was that fucking mini boss right? You didn't expect it to eat so much of our time?>I have to go to bed.>Also, you kind of spaghettied that miniboss everywhere, yeah.>still can't believe you didn't consume it>desperately throwing exp opportunities at my players before they engage a demon lord which is several million classes above them in every conceivable category>get ignoredremember this guys we need to consume the snack Shadow Master is throwing at us
>>24578334I don't think you have to worry. The votes clearly favor killing little miss demon for her delicious soul/exp.
>>24578281Eclipse will state:Forcibly assert the power of darkness to eclipse the sun itself. Negates shadow resistance of all other individuals in a miles-wide area and doubles shadow magic power for 2-5 turns. Costs half of current mana, or 20 mana, whichever is greater. Only useable once per day.----------------------------------Definitely Viral + Nightflare are the winners. Redrawing Tree...
>>24578334>Daily reminder that waifufags are directly detrimental to XP gains.
>>24578336I'm not him but If that is what you want to believe...
>>24578348Nobody was waifuing the dead mage, anon. It was the "muh honor" types that got in the way that time.
For fucks sake, let's not eat the demon yet.YET. We can eat her later. Maybe in like 30 seconds.But before we eat her, let's interrogate her/offer her a chance to serve us (>implying she's not bound to the demon lord). I mean holy shit guys you're being retarded.
>>24578362No it was the "muh last time we consumed someone on a battlefield we got our shit pushed in" types.
>>24578362They were waifuing shadowlady because she told us to control ourselves or some shit and the faggots didn't want to look bad to her.Waifuing. Ruins. Quests.
>>24578334>>24578348She was a snack, but now we have a potential party member! Hell we already have a knight of light, a little girl with magic, and a lich. A demon would fit right in.
>>24578346>Costs half of current mana, or 20 mana, whichever is greater>Doubles shadow magic power>Half the magic at double the potency equals a regular amount of manaOh the coincidences up in this bitch.
>>24578393I sincerely hope you are joking
>>24578370or we can skip that useless dribble and get exp quicker you doorhandle muncher
>>24578393I'd rather have a snack, to be honest.
>>24578393I want to beat you to death with a seal.
>>24578393uh.... yeahI'm gonna go for consume
>>24578393We don't even know if those last two are still alive.Nine threads. Nine.
>>24578386That's not at all what happened. We didn't consume him because1. last time we consumed someone in open battle we got our shit slapped2. we were developing our character towards muh honour - apparently we didn't enjoy it and we're going back to consuming everything. this is called character development - experimenting with what fits and what doesn't.3. we were trying not to look like a monster in front of our allies. we've done this before with people who weren't shadow lady and it's a good strategic moveSo fuck all of you waifu-haters. Not because you hate waifuing (I do that too) but because you are all lowest-common-denominator retarded.
>>24578415>potentially making allies prior to the biggest fight of our lives>dribble>at most 30 second delay on consumption>waste of timeNo, stop.
>>24578370This is what I'm saying, but I've been cowed into silence for fear of people insinuating I munch on doorknobs.
>>24578431>So fuck all of you waifu-haters.Confirmed for doorknob chewer. Go sit in your mom's closet and produce drool.
>>24578348>Daily reminder that we don't care about waifu's, and disposable allies give us more attacks in battle, plus meatshields.>>24578370And this>>24578393not this.>>24578415>Useless dribble>potential information and weaknesses, and we still can get exp.>>24578431
>>24578441>succubus>potential allyyeah totally not bound to the fuck-off huge demon lord outside
All these doorknob chewers
>>24578346>Vampiric - You can gain an even greater heal from consumption, and have a further increase to ailment resistance. Your physical attacks have a greater chance to inflict disease. Small bonus to all EXP earned from consumption.>Nightblaze - Spend 4 to 10 mana. Cancel all enchantments and spells in an area around you. Success and range based on mana spent. (about 30 feet. Additional 20 feet per mana. Alternate: spend 10 mana to attempt to cancel any one spell in sight-range)
>>24578458She might not be, hence the actually talking to her prior to eating her.I'm not saying we can't eat her, I'm saying that before we do that we should talk to her.>>245784512/10 I replied.
Can we spend our fucking EXP in peace before arguing over this shit?
>>24578481>Small bonus to all EXP earned from consumption.Voting for vampiric
Just what the FUCK IS WRONG WITH MY FETISH MOTHERFUCKERS!?DO YOU WANNA GO?!DO YA!?I'LL KICK YOUR DIAMOND DOZEN ASSES FIVE WAYS TO SUNDAE!
>>24578481>>Nightblaze - Spend 4 to 10 mana. Cancel all enchantments and spells in an area around you. Success and range based on mana spent. (about 30 feet. Additional 20 feet per mana. Alternate: spend 10 mana to attempt to cancel any one spell in sight-range)All my this.
>>24578458Not saying it's going to happen of course, but we should get some information out of her first to see if she is useful or not.
>>24578481>vampiricI really want magic but I need this
>>24578481gotta get that vampiric
>>24578481>Small bonus to all EXP earned from consumption.need you say any more?
>>24578481I still think we ought to go for Magic Power. Failing that, we could chase down the Replicate line.
>>24578481>Your physical attacks have a greater chance to inflict disease.Just out of curiosity, what manner of diseases would we transmit to our victims?Are we talking a minor flu, or would this be terminal for them?
>>24578454>>24578441why bother talking to her? She will offer us absolutely nothing. You handle biters lost your argument and are just trying to make yourselves not sound like latch lickers>>24578481vampiric nigga
>>24578486>I can't accept that I'm wrong>I know! I'll say "2/10 I replied" >If I jam my fingers in my ears and go alalallalatrolllalalalal then I don't have to be a better person!
>>24578481We need single-target damage that isn't mana-reliant, so... Crunch anyone?
>Vampiric xp boosts? Just before major battle?>12 xpGOD damnit.Next votes:Poison (2)Robust Immunity (3)
>>24578522your being just as bad with all the fucking dick-door allusions please stop
>>24578502We don't have the mana for this to be effective versus the Demon Lord.>>24578491Sweet mother of christ thisAlso, Shiva could help if we stay close to the Demon Lord so that we don't take melee damage, but we'll be dealing shitloads more.
>>24578535Ignore him, he's trolling.
>>24578499Dude, chill with your catchphrase.
>>24578451Waifu haters are as bad as waifuers, shitting up threads where there are no waifu's and generally dragging threads to the exact opposite (stupid) extreme.>>24578481Nightblaze, we really need antimagic.Also, does buying one instance of magic power on the chart increase the cost of other magic power upgrades that branch off from different points? or is it only consecutive upgrades on one "Node"Either way, Magic power 1 for the second, we need fuel for these spells.
>>24578543Shiva's AOE isn't it? Not as efficient because we jut want to knock down the big guy.
>>24578543>staying close to the demon lordgonna go with vampiric and magic power
>>24578522>why bother talking to her?For information, my god.
>>24578521No, just lays on a generic "disease" stat.Disease greatly impacts enemy physical attack power and prevents regeneration.Not to imply that OTHER types of disease aren't...out there, somewhere.
>>24578551>>24578553Stop responding to him. He's clearly trolling. Just ignore him.
>>24578481Voting for Shiva
>>24578561No, all the blades can attack the same target.
>>24578561If he's big enough, AOE damage might be a good thing.
>>24578561Well we'll have our entire body striking out at him, and it's a general overall boost to physical attacks, which, if combined with crunch, viral, and vampiric, could make the Demon Lord's day a very bad one.
>>24578579>>24578580>>24578585Okay, well spotted. Shiva it is.
>>24578481I say go for Shiva and Magic Power
>>24578481Vampiric since Shiva is an AOE
>>24578572It's a lost cause./tg/ feeds trolls more than the banking industry feeds the Illuminati.
I would like to vote for Crunch - bonus to AP & Viral chance.Shiva - bonus to Damage & AP.he is liable to be armored, let us open his Armour up like a tin can.
>>24578607I want to believe.
>Inb4 demon lord looks like generic little anime boy>inb4 people try to waifu him
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>>24578553>Also, does buying one instance of magic power on the chart increase the cost of other magic power upgrades that branch off from different points?Exactly.Order purchased is irrevavant.5 exp, then 10, then 15, etc.By the way,15 EXP left----------------------------------------------------------Vote on your top two picks,And really, I wouldn't impulse-buy vampiric right before a boss fight. Just saying.---------------------------------------------->all this arguingIt makes it hard to keep track of actual on-topic stuff, you know?
>>24578615This is bait. Do not respond to it.
>>24578598>You can become a tangle of claws and whips, striking the enemy from a dozen directions. This greatly boosts the accuracy and armor piercing of physical attacks.>striking the enemy from a dozen directions
>>24578594I'll agree with Shiva, in the case it can multi hit the demon lord would like a confirm from SM thoughI'm still gonna push for magic and summoning though
I just thought of something glorious! Buy Schattenkrieg and crunch, use on demon lord and pierce demon body, ink in, then consume from inside out whilst Flintbro, Auriel, Vellik, and the army keeps it distracted.
>>24578567how much information do you think she can possibly give us? She is just a petty demon its not as though she can tell us about the little red light on the back of his skull past his shell that will get us access to his soft tissue underbelly where every hit is an insta crit.And if you think that we can convince her to side with us against her master, than you got another thing coming lever eater
>>24578568You know what... I realized that if you squint -REALLY- hard, the sky-sever is kinda like a disease as it only targets flight-capable stuff.
>>24578635Shut up, troll.
>>24578635NO FUCK YOU, WE DISCUSSED THIS BEFORE SCHATTENKREIGING THE FUCKING DEMON LORD IS THE BIGGEST NONO
>>24578624i vote shiva and save the rest of the point for the actual battle
>>24578629okay then changing to Shiva
>>24578624Poison + Berserk.Can we agree to leave the discussion "AFTER" the thread?
>>24578635YOU BEST BE JOKING NIGGER
>>24578624Shiva and CrunchAnd the argument's almost over, it's just trolling now. I think it's winding down.>>24578635We CAN fail Consume rolls. We haven't yet, but I don't wanna find out what happens when we do. Let's play it safe and kill him a bit first.>>24578645This is bait.
Shiva and Crunch
>>24578652>>24578645I'm not trying to troll, and we're not bodyslamming him. We're continuing with a tried and true method that we used to fuck up a wyvern. Besides, we don't have to Schattenkrieg to do this, it would just make it much much easier.
I'd say Shiva and Magic power
>>24578624Top two: Shiva and Magic Power. (Yes, I know we don't have enough for both, but I'm voting for both because I can live with either one winning.)
>>24578672>This is bait.Are you kidding? Void was obviously trying to troll people with the whole "Schattenkrieg the demon lord" retardation.
>>24578666>berserkNo. We'd just end up attacking Auriel with it which we don't want to do (yet). We need to stay in control around her. I was tempted to buy it too.
>>24578682>tried and true method>we rolled a 100no
>>24578699>Are you kidding? Void was obviously trying to troll people with the whole "Schattenkrieg the demon lord" retardation.No, no I wasn't.See >>24578682
>>24578624Shiva and magic power
>>24578700This is bait
>>24578624Shiva (10)Poison (2)
>>24578692that total is 15 so we actually do have enough>>24578624Shiva and Crunch
>>24578700Berserk is so we can open up more strength choices. We don't "have" to use it, but we can.
Rolled 29>>24578624Shiva and Magic Power, Please!
>>24578712We aren't buying Schattenkrieg you key cobbler
Once again I must ask you Shadow Master.DO YOU ENJOY THIS?ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?IS THIS CHAOS REALLY SO INSPIRING?
>>24578633>>24578633Shiva can increase damage potential because it boosts accuracy and armor piercing. It can also hit multiple enemies. But you're still in control.It's technically a passive ability. You gain the power to control and extend your body in a wide variety of ways much more accurately for the purpose of combat. You don't have to 'activate' Shiva; if the conditions are right, it happens by itself. That is, you're at medium-short range and chose a physical attack.If you strike for more than one enemy, the damage is distributed out, as opposed to concentrated. It would also allow you to engage multiple enemies for a longer period, though at a penalty to accuracy and power.
>>24578721Even if we don't roll a 100, CONSUMing the Demon Lord partway in the middle of a battle is a good way to weaken him, and regain lost EXP and HP.Forget Schattenkrieg, but still CONSUMing the Demon Lord from the inside out, while taking advantage of Shiva to strike at him from the inside just seems like the best way for us to fight him.
>>24578732i think we should buy something we will use rather than buying something merely to open up the upgrade tree
>>24578740Why do your parents let you online?
>>24578624one rank of magic power for sure.and since everyone wants it, shiva.>>24578732Berserk is only 3 Exp, we can experiment with unlocking sometime OTHER thank a major battle.
>>24578624shiva and magicpower
>>24578761I don't think stepping into that much magic is the best idea
>>24578764Because I'm 26 and I don't live with them.Go back to your doorknobs, boy.
>>24578712I think we need to keep distant from the Demon Lord until we have gauged his power, rather than rush straight at him.Schattenkrieg is not conducive to that.>>24578732Better to buy it later then, not right before a bossfight. We need things we can use right now.>>24578750Buy it.>>24578764Don't respond to him.
>>24578624Let's get Shiva and Crunch.
>>24578743It's gone on a bit longer than I expected, really.Shiva seems pretty universally liked.Everyone pick either Crunch or Magic Power in response to this post.
>>24578750Everything you say about Shiva sounds like awesome. This should happen
>>24578779>I think we need to keep distant from the Demon Lord until we have gauged his powerFair enough
>>24578784CrunchMagic power just won't be useful immediately, except to maybe deal 4 more damage with shadow assault.
>>24578784Wait, why not Twisting Gloom? Defence and stealth bonus? If not, then magic power.
>>24578727>that total is 15 so we actually do have enoughOops, you're right.>>24578784Magic Power then.
>>24578789Yeah. I want to bodyslam him too, but SM has already said that if we get into a bad situation he's going to fuck us up.
>>24578784crunch, however i think we should wait until the battle to buy more skills
>>24578811We've got tons of evade as it is. We lack shit-slapping power.
>>24578784Can we safely assume that what's behind Shiva costs more than we have left? If so, Magic Power. If not, let's see what's behind door number Shiva first.
>>24578817This is bait. It's not me, don't reply to it.
Rolled 98>>24578761No rolling for consume in the middle of battle.All hints have pointed to that being an all or nothing thing, and when we tried it on Raziel we critted and still took damage without killing him.Control your hunger, there will be a feast when if we can take him down.>>24578784Magic Power>>24578807Forgetting our antimagic already?
>>24578817yeah this isn't a rule of cool quest, we need to think of this like more of a survival quest>>24578833I prefer other beings to do my shit slapping
>>24578784crunchand now, as something opposite of angelcake, what should we describe the Demon Lord as?
>>24578784going with crunch, MP isn't gonna be all that useful for this battle. Maybe if we devote more time to magic power, but not right now.
>>24578840then get a tripcode
>>24578841>Forgetting our antimagic already?Nightflare isn't going to do shit against a Demon Lord, unless we crit with it.
--------------------------------Crunch has defeated Magic Power.You'll have 1 EXP left after the purchase.Also, consuming the dynamo has fully healed you, just like last time. Sorry about that. (HP 29/29)Constructing new tree. It will be up with the next story point. One moment.Also, I enjoy the debate, but please, gentlemen. Relax. It's just a game.
Rolled 38>>24578784Magic powah
>>24578848>obvious answerdevil's food cake
>>24578865>It's just a game.Shadow Quest is the only reason I haven't killed myself yet.
>>24578865this is /tg/its never just a game
Rolled 86>>24578848Deviled Egg
>>24578840God damnit. This is the real Scruffy. I can't prove it, but I'm sure you'll notice a marked difference between the quality of my posts and the posts of any other Scruffy. Sorry about this.
>>24578865It's not just a game! It's MY LIFE! And it's ending one waifu at a time!
>>24578911Holy shit. This guy is trying to discredit me.Do not fall for it, guys.
>>24578865Feel proud, SM. Your quest is big enough to be worth trolling.
nah guiz im da real Scruffy XDXDXDXD
>>24578864Ah, yeah.Then why did we buy it?Also, am i correct in my guess that each rank of magic power doubles our MP total.Just guessing off of our eclipse mode stats (64 mana) and the justification of the scaling costs.
>>24578911>>24578921>mfwAnd this is why namefagging/tripfagging is cancer.
>>24578921>>24578911cut that shit out
>>24578921>>24578911my sides this is too good
>>24578929Don't worry about it, I finally a good chance to use my proxies and just mass reported the name 14 times for each Scruffy named post. Results in time.
A new thread should probably be started.
>>24579027Wow, we filled this one up pretty fast tonight.
>>24578961>4chan bans>doing anythingnot that i'm endorsing scruffyspam I really think the thread should just keep moving
>>24579027Last thread got to 1000 posts. There's no real need yet.
>>24579037too many knob nibblers
>>24579059This is bait. The troll just wants to keep going in this thread. Don't fall for it, guys.
>>24579076Forgot trip. As you can see, it is me. The one true and honest Scruffy!
Ok seriously what the fuck is wrong with you guys tonight this is just asinine
>>24579149Honestly, it's not as bad as the last couple of nights.
>>24578865New Tree.>Hydra - Your body endlessly regrows by drawing upon the shadows. (while in dark areas, slash attacks and attacks that cut segements of your body do no damage. You can still be stunned.)>Gaping Maw - Your jaws crush and warp what you chew directly into the Nether. (costs 4 mana. Buff to strength, huge buff to armor piercing. Close range only. If combined with successful consumption attempt, you don't take the extra turn to consume)----------------------------------------------You feel the power condense and turn within you. You feel stronger - much stronger. You could strike anywhere, at any time. Behind, above, below - your confidence in your physical attack has increased greatly.And something lingers at the tips of your claws, at the end of your fangs...an aura of disease, ready to sink into an enemy.HP: 29/29Mana: 4/4EXP: 1Humanity: 34Temerity: 30-----------------You glance at the demon. <I am going to kill the demon lord. Stay out of my way, or I wil consume you as I did the dynamo.>You flicker back the way you came. You've wasted enough time in this place."Wait!" the female demon flies after you. "Did you say you're going to kill the lord?!"<If you try to stop me, I will - >"Stop you?" the demoness asks. "I'll help you!"You continue to move out of their airship, and the demon flaps along above you. <Why?>"The lord summoned me, not a mage," she explains. "If he dies, I'm free. My own existence! That would be so...refreshing. All the humans I could eat, and no boring fighting all the time. All he wants to do is fight...where's the fun in that? You understand, right?"<I neither understand nor care.> You spare her a slightly glance as you clamber out of the hole in the airship. <There's an angel. It will destroy you.>"Heh." The demon leers at you. "If it can. I'm pretty fast, when I want to be."<Do what you want,> you say. Worst case, perhaps she would make a good meat shield.con't
>>24579149We've got two trolls trolling each other. Shit happens.
>>24579149It was Wednesday. It's actually now Thursday. Mid-week are terrible quest running times in general.
>>24579149This is /tg/'s true form, you should be shocked none of this shit happened much earlier in the quest.
vampiric and gaping maw... oooo
>>24579182man those grey and black skills are intense
hey we're almost done the yellow tree (we really should get iron stomach on of these days)
"Ok!" she says. "I want to go with you. At least, for now."You turn toward the shadow sphere.A gaping whole has been blasted through the side of the magic. The shield still stands, swirling...and yet, where the spear struck is left a crumbling entrance. The edges of the gashed shield glow red like melted steel. Flashes of light and magic are coming from inside.The Kelveren army has pushed a column of men through the Kanians in a huge shock attack. Golems are smashing each other to bits, constructs of earth and water and fire fighting amongst explosions of other spells. Men surge beneath the titans like waves of steel and flesh. They're doing everything they can to keep a path cleared to the shadow sphere.What do you do?>Supersonic into the entrance>investigate the shield, see if you can slip in more undetected>ask the demoness a question (write-in)>something else
>>24579236Damn I didn't even notice that. They're all expensive and deal with gaining power and Fast Regeneration leads to something that leads to Hydra and that's kinda scary.
>>24579160Oh boy! I can't wait to add the succubus to our party. She'll be a valuable new addition.
>>24579253Next time we get a pile of experience, which will hopefully happen near the end of this battle, I'd like to clear out large parts of the light gray tree: Replicate, Soundless, Fog, Shadow Control...
>investigate the shield, see if you can slip in more undetectedstealth is the name of the game.
>>24579280>stealth is the name of the game.Seconded
>>24579269>investigate the shield, see if you can slip in more undetected
>>24579269Ask the succubus how to get in. If she says nothing useful, investigate it.>>24579182I agree that we need to buy berserk at some point, to open up the strength tree some more. We're fine for killing humans but against hardened targets we don't do so well.
>>24579269>>24579280Seconding, but tell the demoness to stand guard outside so that we don't get any distractions
>>24579269Time to slip in undetected.
>>24579269Ink inside the succubus and wear her as a suit to get close to the enemy
>>24579278I really do want Robust Immunity and Poison. Both would be so good for the boss, instead we went the Glass Cannon route some more.
>>24579269>>investigate the shield, see if you can slip in more undetected>>ask the demoness a question (write-in)<if you won your freedom, what would you do? Where would you go?>
>>24579182>The area between Darkness Within and Hydra is blacked out>Dear god there's something ELSE?What da fuuuuuuck man
>>24579298She's still bound to the demon lord. We can't exactly trust her.>>24579306...Can we do this?
>>24579307Robust Immunity, yeah, and Bind too. I'd like to pick off a dozen of the 2-3 EXP items that open up large additional trees.
Rolled 19>>24579269Supersonic south to Atlantis. Charter a vessel to bring us to Port Vanta.
>>24579327Give us a reason to want to.
>>24579269weren't we going to consume her? I thought this was what the majority wanted.
>>24579309This, I like this.
>>24579269to demoness<I will believe you for now, but know I take betrayal quite hard>investigate shield
>>24579327Kill the Demon Lord, link up with Abby, and then onward to Port Vanta.All this talk about Port Vanta has made me curious too.
>>24579160>>24579182Aww. Hydra is so nice, but so expensive.Why must you tease us so?>>24579269Slip in, stealth is one of our best traits, no need to waste that making a flashy entrance.Just remember to Mind Message Aurael so she doesn't blast us as an enemy.>>24579324Yeah, robust would have been better than shadowflare in the immediate.
>>24579269>"I want to go with you. At least, for now."<"You know, I can think of an excellent way for you to come with us. Forever and ever."CONSUME.
>>24579321I say w just use the silent treatment on her until she gets bored/trys to attack us
>>24579356Nah, meatshield and possible ally for now.also I just realized how easy it would be to strawman the "consume" screamers as "Vore fets, pls go"
>>24579369seconded, no reason to CONSUME the demon bitch unless actually try's to kill us
<Is there a way to get through the shield?>"Well..." She grins. "Why don't you just ooze straight into the hole?"<Aside from the obvious.>She puts a hand to mouth and blushes. "I'm not that kind of girl!"This demon is even more useless than Joey, and that's saying something. You fly up into the air, then let your wings vanish and glide forward, trying to stay inconspicuous. The demon flies next to you, keeping pace. For a moment, you're afraid you'll be caught in a magical bombardment that targets her bombastic appearance...but no one seems to notice her.<You are hidden.>She smiles. "Humans see what I want them to see, silly."You land on top of the shadow sphere. It's like hard stone. The shadows seem to lick at your feet, but they seem to recognize a superior and leave it at that."Ick. I wouldn't touch that stuff."You lower yourself closer to the shadows...surely if they avoid you, you could get through them?Roll 1d100
Rolled 51Ya bind would be an excelltent little perk to go with Shiva>>24579398rolling
Rolled 66>>24579331Port Vanta is where we will find answers about ourselves. Elvish territory, we are bound to find out where the queen is. I know it wouldn't be "nice" to abandon the people fighting here, but.. We need to start looking out for ourselves. I personally feel that we have been entirely too altruistic since the Forest Keep adventure. Real power awaits us in far off lands, not with Flint, the Duke, or Auriel. The Duke is just using us, that's obvious. Flint is a nobody. Auriel won't chase us. We need to BE FREE.
Rolled 32>>24579369She could have valuable information, though. I don't get why everyone is so resistant to talking to her. Obviously we should take anything she says with a grain of salt, though.>>24579398
>Port Vanta>vanta is old norse verb meaning to lack or fall short ofSM...
I hope the DC was relatively low. Cause otherwise we aren't making it.
>>24579398>The shadows seem to lick at your feet, but they seem to recognize a superior and leave it at that.Why sneak when we can control?Can we use our shadow control ability to force the shadow sphere to obey us?
Rolled 70>>24579398Perhaps we should make the demon go first, to see what happens?
>>24579412Good reasoning. OK, that sounds like a sensible place to go. We still need to finish this battle, though, and I think Flint's parasite is higher priority as well.
>>24579412Free to be hunted down by the Angels. If we help the Duke, we can secure a home. We are looking out for ourselves here.Also, Flint is our bro. We don't abandon our bro.Yes, our memories are important. Yes we need to reclaim them. So yes we should go to Port Vanta eventually.But Abigail and Flint are relying on us, and the Duke can give us a future. We've got lots of different objectives all over the place.
Rolled 3>>24579442Dayum, close
Rolled 92>>24579398Dice gods be with me.Rolling a 100.
>>24579426I wonder what's waiting for us in Port Vanta.
we're over 10 rolls now, you can stop rolling.
>>24579476>>24579467>>24579442Dice gods please.
>>24579414Wasn't sure at first, but now I am. You're definitely the impostor.
>>24579460Abigail and Flint, sure, but let's avoid any non-ephemeral ties to the Duke. He's playing a dangerous chess game with the angels, and he outright told us he sees us as a piece on his board.
>>24579487how can we when we're so close to that sweet, sweet critical success
>>24579508because it would be a waste?
>>24579508Because it would be a waste?
>>24579514critical success is never a waste
>>24579456The Parasite should be dealt with, yes. And we should see that Abigail is settled and safe. With that finished, Shadow needs to start helping himself.
>>24579502Yes, he sees us as a tool, but that doesn't mean he won't give us rewards, and it doesn't mean we can't eventually become more than that.The Duke's a clever man, and I doubt he's going to go teary over us any time soon (or ever) but he's still the closest thing we have to a chance for safe haven and he's got a lot of resources we deperately need (political capital, magical knowledge etc).
>>24579525It is when it comes after the OP has stopped counting rolls.
>>24579525It is when it doesn't count for anything...
>>24579525... it is when your succeeding at doing nothing... which exactly what happens after 10 rolls. Nothing.
>>24579277This was the imposter >>24579498>>24579414He's just normally like that.
>>24579536>>24579412Ok, how about.1. This battle.2. See if Duke will shelter Abigail3. Link up with Abigail and... check in?4. Flintybro's parasite5/6. Port Vanta5/6. Nice Lady
>>24579540Oh, we're definitely going to play nice with him; we just shouldn't agree to a formal alliance with him that obligates us to do anything beyond what seems like the right thing to do at the moment. If he wants to reward us for doing things that help him, awesome. But no promises.
>>24579514>>24579523SM doesn't waste crits.We may have gotten a super stealth cloak, or at least some bonus exp for style like with the dragon.>>24579540He also understands that we aren't to be used, and would probably support us to keep us with his cause.
>>24579563Go away impostor, we want Scruffy back!
>>245795631, 3, 4, and 5/6, yes.
>>24579563That looks perfect. I just don't want to get caught up in some ridiculously long quest involving Adavan, though. He is worse than the Duke when it comes to manipulation.
You press your will at the inky shield......it bends. The shadows swim apart like water. You drop through the hole and begin to glide. The demon zips through the gap before it snaps closed."That was close!" she says. "Warn me first!" She's about to spout more nonsense, but the scene below chokes her off.It's total chaos. Demons are everywhere, flying, shrieking bird-men, minotaurs, satyrs, smaller fae. You even see a few more of the humanoid female demons launching spheres of shadow and fire. The Kanians are below them.But they're all being pressed by a torrent of Kelveren magic. Explosions are ripping through the air. The duke's lightning spear has reformed into the giant elemental, and it is thundering through the melee with him suspended in its center. The great effort serves to keep a large area clear - - and the demon lord and Auriel are fighting like nothing you've seen. The winged woman wields her sword grown several times, shining like a blue sun. The demon lord itself is a twisted creature, fighting back with claws wreathed in black fire.Auriel's attacks are fierce and unpredictable, but she can't break its iron defense. She takes wing and shoots a ray of light at the enemy.The demon swipes at the light with his hand. the spell is deflected into a crowd of soldiers, where it explodes, turning them all to dust in a white explosion.Auriel continues to fire her magic from the air, but the demon takes wing himself, dodging her attacks like......like a shadow.It reaches her, and they enter midair combat at close range.Far below, you can feel Flint's light. He's fighting at the front of the Kelveren lines, leading the mundane troops against the demons on the ground.Ila, on the other hand, is nowhere to be seen.con't
>>24579545>>24579542>>24579541oh yeah, sorry I'm an Idiot, running on 1 hour of sleep is never a good thing for my intellect
>>24579610What do you do?>throw yourself into the fight against the demon lord>assist Flint; gain control of the ground>fly to the duke; keep the winged beasts off him and gain control of the air>find Ila. Work together with her to hunt the leaders of the enemy army.>some other strategy
>>24579635Well I don't think they really have leaders so, gonna go with fly to the duke, air support is best support
>>24579635Right away, assist Flint. Watch the progress Auriel makes with the demon lord. When it looks like she has it almost dead, blink over there and kill it out from under her. And eat it.
>>24579649this too, we need to get that EXP
>>24579635>fly to the duke; keep the winged beasts off him and gain control of the airair support is best support
>>24579635>>assist Flint; gain control of the groundthen duke, then demon lord
>>24579635>assist Flint; gain control of the groundHe's the only reason we came to this damn battle. Might as well help him out.And for shadow's sake, kill this demon girl and consume her. She's not going to make it through the battle, and it might as well be us who does her in.
>>24579635I wanna assist Flint because I know for a face that he WILL trip up and get boned because of it.
... hmmm tough choices....Im gonna go with Flint. That parasite could act up and then he is vulnerable.>>24579635>assist Flint; gain control of the ground
>>24579581I see why you'd want to keep Abigail and the Duke separate actually. Let's check in with her first and see how the pair of them are doing in the forest before we decide whether or not to put them with the Duke. I don't trust the Duke enough to have access to her yet either. Fair point.>>24579596Yeah, Adavan is really not important to me at all so far.>>24579635Let the Demon Lord and Auriel hack at each other for a bit. Let's gain control of the air because it's vital to the campaign. If we have the air, the ground will follow.
>>24579671>He's the only reason we came to this damn battle. Might as well help him out.Indeed.
>>24579635Flint first, but we better have a good explanation as to why a demoness is following us.
>>24579688he'll see her as she wants to be seen
>>24579635>throw yourself into the fight against the demon lordThe demon lord seems more than capable of slaying Auriel, and if he wins that battle then he could likely single-handedly win the rest of it too. Once the Demon Lord is down however, the rest of the battle is won, as his army will piss their pants even looking at us.
>>24579688We don't have to explain a thing; we didn't ask her to follow us.
>>24579688we should've just eaten her still not sure why we didn't with all the votes for CONSUME
>>24579709I want to let him maim Auriel a bit first, because then we can come and save the day.
>>24579610Assist flint, shred some daemons and hopefully grab a bit more exp for defense before we have to fight the demon lord.We should be able to take out a lot at once and make a big difference with shiva.
>>24579635Fly to the duke and take control of the air.Might want to send him a message first that we have a demon helper. >>24579688All we have to say is we have a new recruit. The duke won't care how.
What if we can force the demon lord to stay in the air and get ripped apart by sky sever?
>>24579635I'm betting she will betray and attack us
>>24579757And how will we do that? Hug him and supersonic into the stratosphere?
>>24579684I like this, Go to the duke and then Flint.
>>24579742>All we have to say is we have a new recruit. The duke won't care how.That would imply taking some level of responsibility for an unknown quantity.
>>24579742>>24579714The demoness is still bound to the Demon Lord...>>24579757That's what I was thinking. We take the air, so that we can keep control of the ground. By that time Auriel and the DL should have wailed on each other for a bit, and we can arrive with the cavalry and sweep one or both of them away.
>>24579773I'd be upset at your trolling if it wasn't dammed impressive that you went to such lengths
>>24579794And the doorknob chewer agrees with my plan.Nevermind. I don't want to do it anymore.
>>24579773That's damn fine work. Darkling said it best:>>24579802
>>24579763Of course she will betray us. The very first thing she did was betray and ambush us. That's why I've been saying we should just grab the demoness and make a snack out of her before she has the chance.
>>24579890Yeah, let's not ever rely on her for anything. I'm in favour of eating her now, because she doesn't seem to have much information at all. Let's eat her.
>>24579890I thought we were going to consume her since it seemed like a majority of the votes were for consuming her
>>24579773That looks awfully similar to the first one throne you drew for BFQ.Snapple, is that you? It would explain all the trolling.
>>24579923Now we can test Shiva on her first.
You soar toward Flint, allowing yourself to drop quickly. The demoness follows behind youYou drop heavily next to the knight and slam away a soldier running in at his flank. Flint turns, prepared to confront the foe, then stops when he sees you. "Shadow! The duke filled me in!" You both retreat back slightly, and the Kelveren lines swallow you up. The disciplined elites hardly spare a second glance at what they believe is just another spell on their side - as it must be, considering it isn't trying to kill them.<Let us clear this ground, first,> you say to Flint."...uh..." Flint looks at the demoness, who has landed next to you. "...another new friend?""My name's Annette," she says. "Shadow saved me back outside. Right, Shadow?"<...Flint. What do you see?>Flint clears his throat. He leans closer to you. "...ah...a, uh, attractive young mage. Dressed like a woman from the bars."<Is it a distraction?>"Well...the more the merrier?" Flint says. He turns away. "Lady...Annette. I am Sir Donovan Flint, of Dobshire. Please stay behind us, where it is safer, and support us as you can."The demoness raises a hand and fires a bolt of dark fire at an approaching minotaur. It growls in pain as its hand and the axe it was holding evaporates. The elite troops smell blood and gang up on it for a quick kill.The demoness licks her lips. "Can't I stay a bit closer, Sir Flint? I'm sure I can be much more helpful at your side.""...uhh...o-ok." Flint gives himself a shake, and jogs back toward the front of the line. His sword begins to glow.You stare at the demoness. "What?" she asks. "I can't have a little fun? He's handsome."<If you harm him in any manner, I will consume you from the inside out.>The demoness goes very quiet, then nods. "As you wish."You leap after Flint. The demoness trails behind you...con't
>>24579635I'm of a mind that tactics will win the day against Big Ugly, and frankly, the less condition auriel is in at this fight's conclusion, the better.>find Flint and gain control of the ground
>>24579890>>24579914It's a little late in the game to eat her now. We're in the middle of the goddamn battlefield again. If we were going to eat her, we should have done it in a nice secluded corner of the airship where we wouldn't be disturbed in our meal.
>>24579947><If you harm him in any manner, I will consume you from the inside out.>>The demoness goes very quiet, then nods. "As you wish."Shadow Intimidation. The unwritten power.
>>24579954Yeah, which is a shame.
...something bothers you. You hear Auriel's words repeated in your head:"One false move. One toe out of place!"You feel......hypocritical.The demoness is...vapid...but have you merely condemned her as Auriel condemned you?What do you do?>on toward the line>say something to the demon
>>24579947alright she can stay, but if she tries more shit on flint bitch gonna get ate
>>24579947>If you harm him in any manner, I will consume you from the inside out.Can't we just do that anyway?
>>24579984>The demoness is...vapid...but have you merely condemned her as Auriel condemned you?Oh, SM you motherfucker
>>24579984Added option:>take no risks. Consume her now.
>>24579984my god just kill her
>>24579984>>on toward the lineWe can deal with succubutts later.
>>24580019If we do that the troops will turn on us because they'll see shadow eating a hot young mage.God damnit.
Rolled 24>>24579970Temerity, actually. Shadow Master wrote that it helps us in intimidation, and that Humanity helps in negotiation.>>24579997>>24580019She has a lot of power, and is at full health. It wouldn't be instant, and would be a waste of resources when we can have her on our side for now.
>>24579984In our defense... Welp, I've got nothing.On towards the line.Let's not eat the demoness.
>>24580019>take no risks. Consume her now.we already voted to consume her and the majority was for eating her.
>>24580019really tempted to just eat her.but for now she can stay, I vote for keeping an eye on her>>24580035this too
>>24579984if we Consume her, we need to tell Flint the truth first. otherwise we just eat an innocent person to him
>>24579984>on toward the lineWe have more important matters to attend to.
>>24579984Move towards the line, consume the succubus later, alone. If you know what I mean.I meaning getting exp and not freaking out Flint with eating her.
>>24579984<I don't mean you harm, but I ask no eating>
>>24579984We are a shadow of justice, if we kill her now we're as bad as the angels.Might as well keep her alive.
>>24579984Ignoring her is the best option at this point.And it hardly seem unwarranted for us to keep her on a pretty short leash. I mean, when we met her she was lying in wait to ambush niggas. It's obvious she isn't to be trusted around tasty mortals like Flint.
>>24579984>on toward the linetell flint quiety "i believe she is a demon, but one bent on subversion and trickery. i am almost sure she will turn on us in the future. but i cannot know and that is enough to stay my hand, as yours was once stayed from me"
>>24580057...what?PFFTAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAAAThe fuck are you on?
>>24579984on toward the lineapologize for being short, but we're not joking
>>24580019We really should have done this earlier, now we'll look retarded for bringing her all the fucking way into the battle then eating her out of nowhere. Oh well, I hope we can do this really stealthy or come up with a fantastic bullshit excuse to get flint off our case.
>>24580038>>24579984Actually, no.Fuck that.She tried to attack us first. We went to save her and she tried to kill us. Fuck her. She doesn't want to live peacefully, she doesn't want to be nice. She's a demon, she attacked us, she's the enemy. The only reason we're not dead is because we're stronger than the average mook.So we should consume her, just not yet. Be wary for betrayal.
>>24580072Seconding this, warn Flint ahead of time to be wary of her.
>>24580072we didn't try to murder flint when we first met him though
>>24579984We're not being hypocritical. We will not tolerate harm to Flint. That's not "one toe out of place".
>>24580093(that's a vote for not saying anything to her about it, obviously.)
>>24580072I like this, I like this so much.
>>24580019I'd love to, but since she's disguised herself as a human woman, it would look pretty bad if we killed her right in front of Flint and the other soldiers. We really don't need to make our reputation any worse.After the battle we can lure her away from the others and consumer her then.
>>24580078Dear fucking lord, just wait til it's over.>>24580090>>24580085Yes, lets be a bit human here? I'm tired of ALWAYS CONSUMING EVERTHING
>>24579984She literally just said that she'd go on a killing spree >>24579160 the moment she was freed>It ain't in the same ballpark
>>24580116>I'm tired of ALWAYS CONSUMING EVERTHINGThe go back to nibbling your knobs.
>>24579984...no.You feel no guilt for reprimanding a creature that was lying in wait for easy prey. With Auriel, and Raziel, you sought discussion. You sued for peace. The demoness sought only an easy meal. She does not deserve further consideration until she proves otherwise.You march forward to the front lines. The tides of men are pushing against one another. Flint is engaged with a Satyr.What do you do?>support Flint from his shadow>take a position next to Flint, leading the men as the tip of the spear>some other strategy
>>24580072I'm liking this approach.
>>24580129which is why we save her for a mid battle snack
>>24579984>on toward the lineno need to CONSUME but no need to be helpfull
>>24580129So did our Lich friend, but we (hopefully) put a stop to those ideas.
>>24580151>>24580072You will warn Flint of her true nature as you enter the fray.
>>24580116You misunderstand when I said>>24580090I was talking about the main reason Flint stayed his hand was we didn't try and murder him within the three seconds of meeting him. Why should we be human to a demon anyways?
>>24580129A killing spree of humans, though. Last time I checked, that doesn't include us.It's not like we haven't eaten dozens of people already.
>>24580133get in there and spearhead, lets see if Shiva was worth it
>>24580133>>support Flint from his shadowUNLEASH SHIVA!
>>24580133>>take a position next to Flint, leading the men as the tip of the spearbolster the men with impression of victory, use shiva
>>24580116..Huh? We haven't been always consuming everything. Just the enemies and high potential threats.We haven't consumed enough of them.Warning Flint of this bitch ahead of time is preferred right now, if only to have her temporary assistance.
>>24580129Yeah, this. She's not in our situation, so it's different. She's condemned because she's proven to deserve it. We're not condemning her based on prejudice, we're doing it on evidence.>>24580133Lead the men. It's time to step out of the shadows and show the world what we're made of.
>>24580133Shadow support him, we have a tough fight ahead.
>>24580133Warn Flint, and take a position next to him.captcha: for ismiteMI smite 'em good.
>>24580172all men pillaging the land, hurting others, or wrongfully attacking us, she doesn't care if they're innocent
>>24580133Go in, balls to the wall with Physical Attacks. Try to engage some of Flint's targets this way as well.
>>24580184>We're not condemning her based on prejudice, we're doing it on evidence.>>24580129>She literally just said that she'd go on a killing spree >>24579160 the moment she was freed>sons, I am proud
>>24580133Stay in the shadow for the miniscule regen it gives.We can send out shadow tentacles everywhere to fuck shit up.
>>24580133Shadow support + SHIVA TIME
>>24580186>>24580180We're trying to get some good PR in as well, guys.We should lead from the front so that Auriel and others can visibly see us being badass for the right side.
>>24580133start slipping into the enemy's shadows at high speed and start giving them some shadow spears in the back causing disarray
>>24580133Lead the men. We have Shiva and can do much more than just defend Flint. We can attack AND defend at the same time!
>>24580133>Tip of the spearTime to see what our new nastiness can do
>>24580133Take position next to him and image him what the demoness really is, just to warn him.
>>24580212Exactly. Stealth is all well and good, but it's time to stop fighting from the shadows for a bit.
>>24580202I knew there was some reason it was different, I just couldn't articulate it.
>>24580212>so that Auriel and others can visibly see us being badassAre you /really/ trying to waifu Auriel now?Really?
>>24580235>implyingLet's not start this again.
>>24580191So what? You're talking about what we do half the time
>>24580235hearts and minds friend, hearts and minds
>>24580244You already started it you handle hocker.
>>24580212That is a good point: Changing to Tip of the spear.
>>24580250When did we do any of that? we've been really fucking benevolent so far
>>24580235It will make consuming her in the heat of the battle after the Demon Lord is dealt with that much easier.In other words, we can have our waifu and eat it too!
>>24580191And if she survives this fight, we can loose her on the same people. If she refuses, then do whatever you will. >>24580235Nope, but we want to have her on our good side so she doesn't immediately come after us when the battle is done.
>>24580235Wasn't one of our long term plans with Auriel to mock her by becoming a shadow angel? I just want to rub salt in her wounds when we lead this fight to victory and she gets bitchslapped by the demon lord.
>>24580291Yes it was.
>>24580263HUEHUE>>24580244Agreed, I wanna boss fight tonight
>>24580260Holy shit that is amazing. What's it from?
Just a heads up, we're 700+ posts deep and on page 7, we should probably archive soonish.
>>24580336Don't worry, nobody makes new threads this late at night. We're here till dawn.
>>24580336You don't need to archive until pg 10 and post count is irrelevant after 300.
>>24580322the movie Michael Clayton it came out in 2007
You've opted to fight alongside Flint and press the lines forward on your own merit.You step up next to Flint. With his sword locked on the Satyr's claws, the beast is easy prey. You unleash a barrage of tentacles, beating the creature's head to the side, slicing off its arms, and stabbing it in five different places. The creature falls back and vanishes.Flint looks up at you. "Guess you learned a few new tricks!"You stand together as the Kanians form up for another attack. <Flint. The sorceress that arrived with me is a female demon.>"Wait, what?!"You send him a series of impressions depicting the strange demon and its odd fascination with you."...how do you get yourself into these situations?"<I would like to know that, so I can stop them from happening.>"Alright. I'll keep my guard up." He looks at you. "...demons summoned by mages vanish when you kill the mage. But summoned by another demon...they call that unsummoned. This might be something to take care of before the battle ends.""Sir knight!" cries Annette.Flint glances up as a minotaur's war hammer plummets down toward his head!But blast of shadow-fire forces the demon to fall back. Annette appears behind you and continues firing. The minotaur growls and raises its axe in a defensive posture, using its magic to deflect the shots."Be more careful," she shouts. "The shadow wouldn't like it if you got hurt!"Flint raises an eyebrow your way, then tightens his grip on his sword. You face the enemy lines as the Kanians and their demons charge in.Roll 1d100 for battle performance.
>>24580262To the people we like, the rest we have been unleashing Holy Shadow Hell upon. Our allies have been benefiting quite well from having us, we could very easily have just gone pure fucking evil on everyone.
Rolled 63>>24580356>waifu confirmed
Rolled 63>>24580356VITAMIN D
>>24580262Well, there really was no good reason to kill all of those lumberjacks. We basically did it for lulz and because they're tasty.
Rolled 44>>24580376Fucking thank you
>>24580376THIS IS GOING PLACES.
>>24580376SHHHHHEEEEEEIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITTTTTTTTTTTTWe are Shiva incarnate
>>24580376FUCKING RECORD FUCK YOU ALL MOTHERFUCKERS!!!I now have 3 100's rolled in the history of Shadow Quest.
Rolled 83>>24580376bringing da void
>>24580376I'M SO HAPPY
>>24580376The high rollers club shall expand.
>>24580376I don't always agree with your opinions Void, but you certainly know how to roll.
Void Bearer, if I must kill and consume your corpse to get your luck I will do so.
>>24580376It's fucking shiva time.
>>24580424creepy, but flattering
>>24580419What? I was all ready enrolled. >>24580420pic related
>>24580376HAHA TIME FOR GLORY
>>24580439Keep going, you're on a roll.
>>24580376!!!!!KEYBOARD ON FIRE!!!!
>>24580439you're pretty good
>>24580453>brutal anal rape
>>24580439True, you are like the president of the high roller club at the moment.
Rolled 58>>24580453Damn right it is (i love you don't hurt me)
Shit's about to get glorious up in here
>>24580494Gloriouser and gloriouser.
>>24580453hope we get some exp for this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDnJp9404XkYou release your new power...and it feels as though chains holding you back have finally dropped away. You surge forward like a wall of swords tied to the end of whips, slashing, cutting, hacking through enemies as fast as they can present themselves.The Kelveren army can barely keep up with you. Flint runs to keep pace at your side, watching enemies that try to get behind you, but it's a wasted effort. No enemies live to get behind you. In your wake you leave mud churned with blood, severed arms, innards cut from the bowels of your foes, and the evaporating dust of demons.A trio of minotaurs surges toward you, trying to halt the advance. Annette strikes one with a blast of her shadow magic, and its head evaporates. You barrel headlong into the other two and stab through their chests a dozen times before they can react. The demons evaporate in a cloud before you.What began as a clash of armies turns into a rout. The Kelveren line balloons out behind you, herding the Kanians back into the wall of shadow like cattle. You take advantage of the press, slaying even more as they begin turning away from you, screaming in horror and pain. Even the demons fear to face you.>con't
>>24580538Based Void. Based SM.
>>24580538We are the angel of death.
Rolled 76>>24580356I just creamed my pants... and i like it
>>24580538Do you have enough soldiers, Kanians?
>>24580538YES! KILL THEM ALL SHADOW!
>>24580603 surprised he didn't use this insteadhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=actZumishxQ
Your intense burst of effort finally begins to slow. You can't keep it up forever. You allow the lines to surge forward around you and let your limbs draw back into your body.Flint drives his sword down and leans forward, breathing heavily. Blood splatters down armor, meeting the mud splattered up his boots and pants. Despite his state, a smile is bright on his face. "...damn. We did it. We beat them."Annette walks toward you. You tense as she gets a bit close for comfort......and you feel all the more surprised when she takes a knee before you. "I am your servant."<...are you not subservient to the demon lord?>"Not if you kill him," she growls.She seems like a different person. Her illusion has no effect on you - you still see her original form. But even as you watch, she changes. The childish gaze peels back to reveal something...different.What is your response?>Servants do not interest me. Do as you will.>Yes. I will kill the lord...and then you will serve me.>you will serve best as part of my power (CONSUME)>ask Flint his opinion>something else
>>24580638Well we can always use a servant, can we sue our wisp to keep an eye on her?
>>24580631>using theme-appropriate music this early in the questYou'll see that song later.
>>24580638She serves us. We can't let her go free (yet!).Damnit I keep flipping between consuming her and not consuming her.
>>24580638>>Servants do not interest me. Do as you will.But friends are welcome
>>24580638Write-in: "You threatened to slaughter humans indiscriminately, and you expect to serve me?"
>>24580675She can't be allowed to run free. She's evil, and dangerous.
>>24580658>>24580658Saying nothing is very in-character, so that's always an option. And it goes with how you've responded to her more or less so far.
>>24580638Provided she can behave in a consistently non-derpy manner, I wouldn't mind a minion. Emphasis on minion. Not waifu. Not even if she wants to be our waifu.
>>24580638And so we gain the first pawn in our army of darkness.If you don't count wispbro.
>>24580675>Letting a succubus loose on the world>2013Shiggy Diggy. Lets go with >ask Flint his opinion first.
>>24580675Well we gotta build our empire some time, and since it seems we're forsaking summoning for now a servant could be welcome>>24580694I like saying nothing though changing to that
>>24580691Yeah, say this, gauge response. Make it snappy though, because we've got an air battle to win now. Can we do a situation appraisal as we speak?
>>24580691>Write-in: "You threatened to slaughter humans indiscriminately, and you expect to serve me?"Quoting to highlight what I think is a good response.
>>24580638Could we turn her into a summon?
>>24580692which is why we will keep an eye on our new minion
>>24580638"Your service interests me only insofar as it will keep you from going on a killing spree."
>>24580658Seconding.Silence is our nature.
>>24580709Oh my. That it is.
>>24580723>>24580709>>24580708Might as well.
>>24580638>Servants do not interest me. Do as you will.this demon lady is giving me odd vibes but no need to CONSUME unless she try's to attack us or one of our friends
>>24580709Guy who wrote say nothing here. I like this better.
Dat unanimous support
>>24580638>Make her serve flintThink about it, he needs his combat power augmented, and that way he feels some attachment to her when Auriel inevitably flips her shit about it later.
>>24580744changing vote to >>24580691
>>24580709I like it, Maybe use Mimic to transform to our shadow angel form for added punch?
>>24580764>letting a succubus get close to Bucatini masternaaaaah
>>24580774Not yet. Save that for taunting Auriel.
>>24580764..........potentially. It's something for much later, and I'm not too fond, but the idea has some merits.
>>24580638>something else<If you are to serve me, then you must swear to follow my orders, and that means the spirit of my orders, not the letter. Secondly, and more importantly, you must swear to never slay those whom are innocent, weak, and cannot defend themselves against their peers, let alone against you. If you swear to all of this, then I shall accept your service, and defend your life with my own.>
>>24580791cut out that last part, she's a servant not a friend, treat her like we would a summon
>>24580764>>24580786i'd give this potential
>>24580668what about these songs? I feel we might need them soon in case we fight a certain angel.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGyAqbezgZUhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJ-QLl5qjLg
>>24580791Add this in, President of the high roller's club wills it.
>>24580791I really dislike that whole thing
>>24580674to CONSUME, or not to CONSUME seems to be the main question in Shadow quest