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Continued from last thread.

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You spin to the side of its bad arm, striking the demon as hard as you can in a flurry of punches-

-it grabs your arm! You pull back...but it's as if you're not even as viscous as you were before. It squeezes, then throws you. You land a good distance away, hard.

>you've lost 3 hp (18/29)

The demon's momentum continues forward. Flint steps up to attack. His sword bites into the demon's arm, but alone, it's not enough! The demon's backswing contacts with his chest bowls him over.

It reaches Auriel.

He grabs her and lifts her into the air. She struggles, crying out in pain, but there's nothing she can do against the demon's brute strength.

"...so weak, now." The demon squeezes harder, and you can hear a few nasty cracks. He throws her, and she tumbles across the ground. Bits of blood trail through the mud where her wound has reopened. She struggles to stand upright, then falls again. She's pale, and her breath is shallow.

"It'll be a simple matter to restore my own power with a few...easy snacks," the demon says. It chuckles mercilessly. "Unless the good knight thinks he stop me?"

But Flint is already running toward Auriel's side. "Highest? Highest!"

"...Donovan...get...away..."

What do you do?

>run back and defend their position
>try to slow the demon's progress with your own attacks
>try to consume the demon outright
>something else
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>>24611818
FUCK YOU, SPANKY!

Quick shot to the groin!
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>>24611818
can we give flint some of that positive reinforcement or is impressions not working, if not CONSUME
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>try to consume the demon outright
Lets see who is a snack now.
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>>24611818
>try to slow the demon's progress with your own attacks
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>>24611818
Hot damn I get to participate in one of these live for once.

try to slow the demon down, give everyone else some time to regroup
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>>24611885
if we critfail we're fucked, so fuck that noise
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>>24611818
gonna go with consume out right Your the one thats a snack now
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try to slow the demon's progress with your own attacks
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>>24611818
I'd like to ask flint if ew can consume the angel, but he'll definitely say no.
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Can we like super sonic to the top of this bubble and let some light in? I have no fucking clue what to do.
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>>24611818
Consume Auriel.

Not even because lol so evil. She's obviously dying. It's better if her power goes to us than if it does to the demon lord.
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>>24611818
CoNsUmE !
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>>24611910
are magic i gone
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>>24611889
No one with power is going to be able to gain anything from regrouping with the Anti-Magic aura up atm.
Only us and Flint are even a minimal threat to the Demon Lord at the moment.
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>>24611903
>>24611885
Jesus christ, not right now guys! Hit him a few more times and kite him around a bit!
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>>24611818
>try to slow the demon's progress with your own attacks
With the way we've been rolling, I wouldn't trust us making it through a CONSUME!
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>>24611818

"Flint, grab Auriel and run."

>try to slow by attacking
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>>24611818

Nom nom nom nom. I mean, what could happen now ? Another 1 ? Noooo. We're bound to roll 100
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>>24611915
>>24611818
We should also, mimic him form while we head toward him no matter what we pick.
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>>24611818
I don't want to say this but I feel desperate.

...attempt to consume the Demon Lord.
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>>24611914
>She's obviously dying

Nah, that was your save. She's not dying, just injured to the point of being unable to participate.

That said, you can always consume her anyway...with Flint kneeling at her side, right next to her.

>that'll go over well

Not to rain on the CONSUME parade...but the character has consistently been bros with Flint. Eating the angel may be detrimental to your relationship.
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>>24611932
this is known as Gambler's Fallacy
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>>24611916
I was under the impression our speed was not magical
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wait... flint is carrying for us in his satched a spirit sword and she has a magic light sword.
Consume the sword flint is carrying for us, and if need be her sword too and then turn on him.

No to consuming auriel
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Would consuming Auriel even get us that much power considering that she got sapped of all her magic?
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>>24611940

Obvious lie.
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>>24611914
This. We probably can't CONSUME the demon right now, but we can certainly deny him his snack and perhaps gain the power we need to defeat him.
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Ok, the main lines of thought seem pretty clear.

Vote 1:

Attack the demon lord.

Vote 2:

Attempt consumption.
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>>24611950
CONSUME
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>>24611950
Attack.
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>>24611938
CoNsUmE the DEMON and NOT the angel.
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>>24611944

Supersonic relied on your aura, but your natural speed is still working fine.
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>>24611950

Man mode. 2.
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>>24611950
>Attempt consumption.
Of what? some said the demon, some said the angel. and I just suggested we consume a magic sword.
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>>24611945
>the sword
>flint was uneffected
Tell flint to check that sword
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>>24611950
Attack.
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>>24611950
consume if not spirit sword get
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>>24611950

Attack! I don't think we can meet the DC for consumptions (especially with our luck right now)
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>>24611938
>Eating the angel may be detrimental to your relationship.
As would Flint's death. Or ours.
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>>24611950
2) Consume Demon
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>>24611959

>>24611950

To clarify, number 2 is an attempt of consumption on the DEMON.
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Vote 2:
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>>24611950
Attack, we have enough life to use for a while
>>
2
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>>24611950
1
Consuming him now is a BAD IDEA. We got to weaken him first so he can fit in the Pokeba- I mean our stomach!
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>>24611981
Oh. Fuck that.

Attack instead.
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>>24611950
Attack, while it's still this strong it's more likely to consume us than the alternative.
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>>24611950
I don't know what to pick. :(
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>>24611950
consume
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>>24611950
1
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>>24611970
Samefag, but for real. Tell flint to check the sword.
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>>24611950
1 attack demon. we will consume him when he is near dead not before

ALSO tell flint "demon is magickless too, i think the parasite shielded you, use your magic on it!"
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>>24611981
2
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>>24612015
>>24611956
Changing vote to a mixture of attacking and telling flint to check the sword.
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>>24611950
1
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>>24611950
ATTACK LIKE A BAWSS
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>>24611950
always bet on consume
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we aren't regenerating
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>>24612015
>>24611970

The sword is back over where it fell, a few dozen feet away. The demon lord is now between it and you.

Furthermore, it was powered by her spell, not any inherent enchantment. Auriel didn't like the idea of someone else using her weapon against her.

That was a big bone I threw you, you'd better get some good rolls!
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>>24612037
>we aren't regenerating

No, you aren't.

This post is the cutoff for votes so I can actually count, give me a moment.
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>>24612045
The spirit sword shard you dolt!
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>>24612045
not her sword. The spirit sword we found in the dungeon wielded by a non sentient spirit elemental.
Flint is carrying it.
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>>24611938
So our save was detrimental to us?
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Rolled 31

>>24612045
FUCK THE WHALES
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>>24612045
The shard SM! Check the shard!
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>>24612045
whats should we roll?
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>>24612059
The shard is of the SHADOW sword and is carried by US.

Our inventory:
1. Shard of a shadow sword
2. Moon/sun keys

Flint inventory:
1. Magical Spirit sword.
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>>24611950

consume: 10

attack: 12

I think.

Writing.
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>>24612059
You mean the non-shard Spirit Sword, right?
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damn
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>>24612093

Attack.
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>>24612084
>>24612104

Yes! That is what I mean!
NOW TELL HIM! >>24612093
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>>24612084
>>24612080
>>24612064
Oh, lol.

Ok.

You'll do this before your attack.
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Oh, right.

Roll 1d100
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Rolled 24

>>24612130
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Rolled 58

>>24612130
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Rolled 52

>>24612130
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Rolled 2

>>24612130
PLEASE DICE GODS
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Rolled 37

>>24612130
FOOOORWAAARD TO VIICTOOORYYY!
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Rolled 55

>>24612130
Rolling, 1 or 100.
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Rolled 38

>>24612130
>>
Rolled 10

>>24612130

...
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Rolled 95

>>24612130
please redeem myself
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Rolled 22

>>24612130
Rolll
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STOP ROLLING
no more nat 1s
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Rolled 61

>>24612139
>>24612144
>>24612146
how average
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Rolled 25

>>24612130
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>>24612093
CONSUME THE SPIRIT SWORD NAOW, PLEASE!
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Rolled 19

>>24612130
ANd the whisper No
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I just hope the DC was low.
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>>24612172
We can't consume the spirit sword i think.

The shadow sword when completed will give us a massive boost so that should be the lastest of resorts
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>>24612168
I'm guessing we failed to do significant damage
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>>24612160
Ya did good, lad.
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Rolled 61

>>24612130
was wondering when you were gonna say that
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Rolled 2

>>24612168
yeah it seems the curse of the last tread still follows us
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>>24612199
CaREFUL THEIR NEGRO
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Rolled 11

>>24612130
Until you posted this I was thinking "oh shit he is going to eat auriel before we can stop him"
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Rolled 75

>>24612160
it nummber 9 good job
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>>24612215
STAHP
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>>24612188
Hell no, we shouldn't eat the Shadow Shard or the Shadow Sword! We shall wield it like a true knight should!
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We did above average guys! That's pretty good.
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>>24612235
That sounds like the self-reassurance of a disappointing and beaten little league team.
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>>24612230
We have only been using our shadows and strength so far so why not trying to "wield" the sword? It's not like Flint is using it at the moment.
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Rolled 38

>>24612235
LEts see if we can trun this ship wreck around
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>>24612280
We won't if you keep rolling...
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>>24612273
good idea
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its funny how all our well thought out plans basically fell flat because of how horrid the dice have been to us so all we are left with is attack, attack some more!
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>>24612295
I guess in the end we really are just a beast
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>>24612291
sorry
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>>24612295
Evidently, we need to think out better plans.
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>>24612295
well we could attack some more with a sword
>>
You glance down at your belt...

...and sense nothing. You feel at the sword shard with an inky nodule, but there's nothing to it.

...has it been ruined?

<Flint! The spirit sword! Is it working?!>

Flint ignores you.

He's kneeling next to Auriel. "Highest..."

"...dammit...call...me...Auriel...idiot..."

"B-but you said - "

"...fuck what I said!" Auriel coughs. "Get yourself...together!"

"...I can heal you. We can - "

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

The demon doesn't care for their conversation, but you intercept! You slam into him from the side with all your weight, and you go down in a tangle of limbs and Ink. You slam into him, targeting the nasty slice in his arm and the cut Auriel made on his chest. He roars in pain.

>close range
>you have initiative

<Flint, the sword! I need your help!>

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

"Don't...waste strength. I...I'll live."

"But - "

"Go!" Auriel coughs hard after struggling to say the louder word.

Flint stands, and turns. He grasps the spirit sword...and finds it useless. He leaves it in his sheath and draws his main sword.

Light flares around him...

You're still in a tangle with the demon. Roll 1d100
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>>24612307

We have intent and intelligence. Not our fault that we also have shitty luck.
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Rolled 57

>>24612324
PLEASE
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Rolled 90

>>24612324
CONSUME, barring that CRUNCH
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Rolled 22

>>24612324
im gonna roll and go to bed and se what happen tomorrow
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Rolled 5

>>24612324
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Rolled 42

>>24612324
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Rolled 10

>>24612324

FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT'S DARK AND SHADOWY, HEAR MY PLEA!
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Rolled 48

>>24612324
EMPRAH PRESERVE!
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>>24612324
CONSUME ALL!
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Rolled 78

no more rolling please
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Rolled 43

>>24612324
Just. WIN!
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Rolled 69

>>24612324
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>>24612324
alright flint, no rigatoni man
>>
Quit rolling you shits
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Rolled 81

>>24612324
COM'ON DICE, ONE HUNNERD FOR ME BABY!
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its alright, we're safe and past 10 rolls. And if the DC was low enough we just succeeded in tangling him some more.
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>>24612348
>>24612345
>>24612340

Ok, now roll 1d20.

(you're rolling for Flint)
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Rolled 4

>>24612407
NO SPAGOOTER
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>>24612356
Strangely, I am watching Broad Spectrum Studios dub of that right this moment.
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Rolled 17

>>24612407
>>
Rolled 77

>>24612407
PLEASE OH PLEASE OH PLEASE
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Rolled 10

>>24612407
>>
Rolled 10

>>24612398
it wouldn't count we are well past 10
>>24612407
cmon flint
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Rolled 3

>>24612407
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>>24612421
>>24612419
>>24612416
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Rolled 8

>>24612407
here goes
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Rolled 1

>>24612407
rollin
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>>24612420
...well there's this!
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Rolled 4

>>24612437
you really are a that guy
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>>24612437
This doesn't count, right?
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>>24612437
FUCK ME IN THE EAR
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>>24612441
With a d20 roll like that we've got no competition!
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>>24612437
You truly are That Guy...
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>>24612437

Good thing this isn't within the first five.
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>>24612437
WHAT DID YOU DOOOOOOO
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>>24612437
You really are THAT GUY.
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>>24612437
Haha, not in the first 5 rolls.
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doesn't count, only the first 5 do for crits.
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>>24612474
Last of ten, though...
>>
Don't worry guys its the sixth d20 roll. We're good
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>>24612476
It doesn't matter if it doesn't count.
It's the feeling that it gives us.

The Curse remains.
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>>24612472
>>24612465
>>24612454
yea....
>>24612476
>>24612474
Thankfully that holds
>>
You Crunch into the demon, ripping hard into his chest! He growls, twists, turns, and gets in a hit or two, but you've got the upper hand! You tear a hunk of flesh out from his chest, exposing his inner core...

...it's still magic, twisting, writhing. Somehow, the spell keeping the demon here is still active.

>you take 1 damage (17/29)

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

"Shadow!" Flint calls. You can spare him a glance, but you can see flickering light. "...something about my magic is different! It's really...give me some time!"

<Hurry!>

You continue to attack the demon.

Roll 1d100
>>
>Finally good rolls
>Cries tears of joy
>>
Rolled 43

>>24612499
guys... I think flint infected us
>>24612512
>>
>>24612463
Ah, now I see...

...I'll get the soothing gel...
>>
Rolled 12

>>24612512
>>
Rolled 11

>>24612512
>>
>>24612476
>>24612474

Crits only count in first of 5 rolls for 1d20s
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>>24612512
>>
>>24612512
WAIT, if it dissolved shadow magic, what did it do to flint's parasite?
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Rolled 44

>>24612512

Parasite is disabled ! Go go Flint !
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Rolled 51

>>24612512
>>
Rolled 75

>>24612512

Suplex that bitch!
>>
Rolled 36

>>24612522
KILL DESTROY CRUSH
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Rolled 21

>>24612512
Die monster! You don't belong in this world!
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Rolled 97

>>24612512
OH I HATE THE POLAR ICE CAPS WITH A RAGING HATE LIKE A MILLION SUNS
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>>24612536
That is what I have been saying for a while now
It disabled our shadow magic, auriels magic, all magical items, and all the mages and even the demons' magic, but flint still has his magic, it MUST have disabled the parasite!
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Rolled 79

>>24612512
trying again
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>>24612536
>WAIT, if it dissolved shadow magic, what did it do to flint's parasite?
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Rolled 48

>>24612512
after this we should consume it, its not gonna be a better time
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Rolled 67

>>24612512
Darkness fuck yeah!
>>
Rolled 70

>>24612561
Kill the shadow magic, kill it all
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>>24612561
Please tell me you'll use this.
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>>24612568
I am honestly a bit scared of trying to consume the demon lord.
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>>24612580
10th roll
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>>24612566
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>>24612566

Goddammit SM you fucking cocktease
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>>24612598
THERE CAN BE NO FEAR WHEN WE CONSUME
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>>24612580
nope, only top three unless you get a crit\crit fail... then it changes the game a bit.
>>
Ok, once this is over our next objective is to permanently remove that parasite so he can pull his weight
>>
Based on the fact that the Magic which summoned the Demon Lord has not been affected due to the distance it is from the Lord at this time, and Flint's Parasite is being controlled from afar... Parasite holds fast keeping his magic bound to him.

tldr: Parasite kept Flints magic with him.
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>>24612631
>once this is over
>if this is over
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>>24612600
>>24612623
LIFE, WHY DO YOU HATE ME SO?
>>
oh I know, Tell the demon this.
"You are a fool. You crippled yourself to banish magic... when my strength lies elsewhere!"
>>
You claw across the demon's shoulder, tearing the wound that Auriel cut in its arm deeper -

It grabs you!

"ENOUGH!"

It gets its feet under itself and stands, holding you in midair! You scrabble and scrape, but its hold doesn't break. It throws you down to the ground, then brings its hands together and smashes you into the mud!

>you've taken 6 damage (11/29)

You're disoriented, but you see follow-up stomp coming and slip back! You face the demon on even footing once again. You've done a lot of damage, but it hardly seems to care. The wounds aren't regenerating, though...

"Almost...!" Flint shouts to you.

Your eyes widen when you see him. A blanket of light surrounds him like a gleaming cloak, and its growing larger every passing second. Auriel is gaping at him.

The demon doesn't miss it, either. It snaps its head back to you. "Time for a meal, I think."

What do you do?!

>if it tries to consume you...consume it back!
>keep attack. By time for Flint's power!
>some other strategy
>>
>if it tries to consume you...consume it back!
it is time
>>
>>24612669
CONSUME THE BITCH
>>
>>24612669

SHIT RUN AWAY!
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>>24612669
SHUT UP AND CONSUME
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>>24612669
Consume back.
Sho' this fool how a real Shadow eats a meal.
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>>24612669
KITE HIM AROUND! Bait the bull and make him ignore Flint!
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>>24612669
>keep attack. By time for Flint's power!
YOU SHOULD BE PAYING ATTENTION TO ME!
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>>24612669
Attack a leg or something. Slow him down
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>>24612669

>keep attack. By time for Flint's power!

WE MUST BELIEVE IN OUR FRIENDS
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>>24612669
CoNsUmE
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>>24612669

I was thinking... Do we have a belly ? CAUSE WE ARE HUNGRY NOW !
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>>24612706

This! Buy some time but keep out of his reach, we can't take too many more hits.
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>>24612669
Consume!
>>
>>24612694
>>24612706
THIS PLEASE!
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>>24612669
It's a bad, terribad, horribad bad idea, but... CONSUME!
>>
Rolled 20

If his core is exposed ink around it and consume that. Don't bother with his entire body... that is merely a construct.
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>>24612669

Ok, numbers time.

Vote 1:
>kite him, bait him, nick at him, anything to buy time without a big risk

Vote 2:
>CONSUME
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>>24612753

1!
>>
Vote 2:
CONSUME
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>>24612706

Sounds good to me. Plus we are speedy and stuff!
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>>24612669
Consume it back.

It's heart is exposed. We can do this shit.
>>
All these guys voting to consume... You better roll a 100 or you just fucked us
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>>24612753
1
>>
>>24612748
Seconding the inking idea. [don't count this as a vote for consume, already did]
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>>24612753
2) CONSUME
>>
Rolled 83

>>24612755
1 as well.
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>>24612753
2
EAT HIS HEART AND GAIN HIS DARKNESS HIS DELICIOUS DELICIOUS DARKNESS
>>
>>24612753
Buy time. 1
>>
>>24612753
consume
>>
>>24612753

1.
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>>24612669

>keep attack. By time for Flint's power!


if you get us killed Flint I will never forgive your spaghetti spilling self.
>>
>>24612753

2
>>
>>24612753
1
>>
>>24612753
2 for devils food cake
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>>24612753
1
>>
Rolled 75

2
>>24612753
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>>24612686
>>24612692
>>24612698
>>24612704
>>24612716
>>24612733
>>24612746
Do you not notice this bit of info?
> A blanket of light surrounds him like a gleaming cloak, and its growing larger every passing second. Auriel is gaping at him.

What do you think would happen if we eat the Demon Lord, and is special beam hits us?
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>>24612753
I'm not getting that bad feelings I got before, so; for some reason...
I want to vote 2!
>>
>>24612753
2!
>>
>>24612753
2
>>
>>24612753

1

all you CONSUMEfags are going to get us killed
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>>24612753
1
>>
>>24612806
Yep. They probably are. Pray for a 100.
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>>24612799
The blanket of light is on Flint.
I doubt he'd blast us if we actually managed to eat the Demon Lord.
>>
>>24611818
>>24612792
>>24612753

1.

233 posts in less than an hour. SM, you have outdone yourself.
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>>24612799
If his light hits the demon lord, we mght not get to consumee.
>>
>>24612799
It would really suck to get killed by friendly fire.
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>>24612753
2
>>
>>24612753

1

Flint trusts in us.

Let's trust in him.
>>
>>24612753
1
>>
>>24612753

1

>2012+1
>trying to consume a Demon lord who felt pretty confident that he could CONSUME us
>>
>>24612799
...1 Because this >>24612799 bit might be important...
>>
>>24612753
>>kite him, bait him, nick at him, anything to buy time without a big risk
>>
>>24612753
2
>>
>>24612753
1.
>>
>>24612799
2
>>
>>24612753
2
>>
>>24612753
1, please!
>>
>>24612753
2 !
>>
>>24612753
1
>>
>impress the demon lord with an image of him vaporizing and ourselves rising from his corpse swelling with power
That should piss him off
>>
>>24612828

Cutting votes right here.

Kiting and baiting the demon won by one vote, 11-12, I'm pretty sure.

Roll 1d100 for master baiting!
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>>24612846
1 with the rest.
>>
Rolled 32

>>24612865
Rollin'.
>>
Rolled 13

>>24612865
damnit, we are gonna lose the chance to consume this thing
>>
Rolled 58

>>24612865
>>
Rolled 40

>>24612865
>>
>>24612753

1

for the love God
>>
Rolled 87

>>24612865
Rollin' to not die!
>>
There's no way there's THIS many people in this thread ATM. You guys all better go to the archive and upvote the last thread and this one when this is over or I'm calling shenanigans!
>>
Rolled 59

>>24612865

Dodge roll spamming.
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>>24612863

Sounds like fun.
>>
Rolled 40

>>24612865
Great, you guys have turned into us into master baiters.
>>
Rolled 48

>>24612865
>Kiting and baiting the demon won by one vote, 11-12, I'm pretty sure.

Oh thank christ

Rolling!
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Rolled 11

>>24612865
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Rolled 68

>>24612865
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Rolled 3

>>24612865
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Rolled 2

>>24612865
BY THE POWER OF MASTERBATING
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Rolled 77

>>24612865
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Rolled 15

>>24612870
Rolling
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Rolled 61

>>24612865
Roll away, roll away...
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Rolled 14

ya Im positive there were lots of samefagging there.
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>>24612899
Well, that failed.
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Rolled 54

>>24612902
BATINMAN
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Rolled 41

maybe SM should have a cutoff vote as well, top 15 to prevent ties.
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>>24612888
Up voting is for feggits.
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>>24612888
There was definitely a lot of samefag, for some reason I feel like people voting for 1 did it more than 2, even though I voted for 1.
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Ok guys this may sound like a pussy move but if we drop below 4 hp we should just super sanic away

screw these guys
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>>24612926
and then the demon eats both of them, and then he eats the army, and then he hunts us down for revenge because we injured him severely.
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>>24612926
No, if we get below 4 hp we won't run--we go into his hole and consume everything.
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>>24612926
Nah, we'll rely on the saving throw roll from Flint.
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Rolled 54

>>24612926

We Centipede away. Then we Supersonic away.

Supersonic has a bad start-up.
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>>24612947
>Implying we wouldn't begin a CONSUME Campaign so that when we next face him we could have a titanic clash of the eaters.
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I wonder where Ila is.
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>>24612950
>we go into his hole and consume everything
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>>24612926
HAHAHA, no. Giving up one friend is one thing, but possibly leading the demon to our only other one is the worst thing to do, ever.
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>>24612870
>>24612880
>>24612881

You send the demon an impression of you swallowing him up like so much magical mist...he vanishes, and you rise above where he laid, swelling with power.

"We'll see."

You dart in and lash him across the face!

The blow strikes him hard, but he grabs you! You strain backward, but he pulls you in like a boatman hauling rope. When you're finally in range, he heaves on last time, then swipes you back the other way, gouging you with his claws!

>you've taken 4 damage (7/29)

The demon runs after you, but you lash at its legs. It stumbles, growls, and picks itself up! You flicker around it, leading it away from the knight.

Flint still hasn't moved...he needs just a little more time!

What do you DO?!

>keep kiting!
>change direction, surprise head-on attack!
>CONSUME
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Rolled 30

>>24612865
Is it too late to get involved in this action?
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>>24612994
KITE LIKE A MOTHERFUCKER.
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>>24612998
>>24612994

Yes, yes it it.
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>CONSUME
this is killing us. time to try and end this.
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>>24612994
Keep kiting!
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>>24612994
>CONSUME
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>>24612994

SHIIIIIIIT

attack him headon, it seems he's too fast for us to kite
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>>24612994
CONSSUUUUUME
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>>24612994
>keep kiting!
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>>24612994

Keep kiting. Our greatest strength is our speed right?

Also please Flint. Please. Help.
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>>24612994
Call him a faget, then continue kiting.
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Rolled 4

>>24612994

KITE.
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>>24613018
And have it end sooner!
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>>24612994
CONSUME OH LAWD CONSUME
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>>24612994

FLINT

GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER WE CAN'T DO THIS ALL DAY

>keep kiting
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>>24612994
>change direction, surprise head-on attack!
Or if not then at least >keep kiting!
Not consume.
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>>24612994
CONSUME
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This is fun to watch. I've prepared to die. So when the rolling starts, I'll be ready to critfail us to death. Just a warning.
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I wonder how the Duke is doing. He's probably anti-magicked but I hope he wasn't flying when that happened.
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>>24612994
rather then kiting, can we dodge more agressively without attacking at all? Keeping just enough distance between us to avoid being hit? Only attack him if he seems to be turning from chasing us and to going towards flint/auriel
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>>24612994
KITE IN THE SKY, FLY TOWARDS THE RIVER!
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>>24612994
>keep kiting!
We are so goddamn squishy right now! Reminds me of Jacob's Field.
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>>24613080
>rather then kiting, can we dodge more agressively without attacking at all?

I'm not such a stickler that I'm taking away passive dodge bonus because you're also nipping at his heels.

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

Roll 1d100 to buy just a bit more time with kiting!
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>>24612994
It's time to CONSUME this Demon.
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>>24613080
YES, SECONDED. ALL THE DODGING, EVER, PLEASE!
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Rolled 58

we're getting beat up because we are prolonging this battle. He is stronger and tougher then us. Our only chance to CONSUME

>>24613121
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Rolled 20

>>24613121
1
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Rolled 44

>>24613121

oh god oh god oh god
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Rolled 53

>>24613121
OH PLEASE OH PLEASE
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Rolled 18

>>24613121
Death is certain.
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don't we have 1 exp now?
Can we try exp burn to jump start our magic back?
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Rolled 92

>>24613121
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Rolled 53

>>24613121
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Rolled 40

>>24613121

Breuahahaha
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Rolled 80

>>24613121
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Rolled 88

>>24613121
hah we'll never get a nat 100
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Rolled 9

>>24613121
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>>24613121
check these 100s
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>>24613145

It would bleed out of you faster than you'd be able to use it.
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Rolled 56

>>24613121
Rooooollliiiin'
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Rolled 59

>>24613147

Thank you.
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Nevermind. After seeing those rolls it's clear you don't need help to die.
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Rolled 64

>>24613158
forgot to roll yolo
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>>24613135
BECAUSE HE SURELY WON'T BEAT THE SHIT OUT OF US IF WE FAIL WITH OUR ROLLS WE'VE BEEN HAVING!

Not tonight, friend.
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Maybe 0 hp is just unconciousness guys. Maybe Flint will save us before we get ate and we'll have a happy ending.
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>>24613147
Good job, son. Good job.
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>>24613135
consuming is an attack roll.
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>>24613137
>>24613140

The demon claws...
You dodge!
The demon swipes...
You dodge!
The demon roars, and punches...
You dodge, and kick its face!

"DIE!!"

The demon lashes out with its claw, just nicking you. But you're away before it can do any real damage!

Light bursts like a flame behind the demon. You both turn...

Flint stands before the fallen angel. Light flickers around his form, wafting, wavering like...like your shadows.

He sprints ahead, his sword held high!

Roll for Flint!

1d100!
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Rolled 64

>>24613226
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Rolled 1

>>24613226
Don't fail us now!
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Rolled 28

>>24613226
if flint succeeds CONSUME
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Rolled 38

>>24613226
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Rolled 69

>>24613226
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Rolled 50

>>24613238
Too late
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Rolled 65

>>24613226
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Rolled 93

>>24613226
>>24613238
and fail
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>>24613238
flint failed.... wow thanks a lot jackass
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Rolled 36

>>24613226

WE BELIEVE IN YOU, FLINT!
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>>24613238
Oh dear mother fucking god!
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Rolled 27

>>24613226
Don't die, flinty bro!
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>>24613238
What have I done...
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>>24613238
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>>24613238
WHY?!?!?!
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>>24613238
It was nice participating with all of you this evening.
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>>24613281
because we didn't consume.
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>>24613238
DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUDEEEEE\
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>>24613238
I DON'T EVEN KNOW ANYMORE
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Rolled 54

>>24613226
>>
< You demons know nothing of struggle, of hardship. You were born to your status, to your power. We earn it. We deserve it. Go back to the comfort of your hell, and know these 'puny' beings have condemned you there >
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Rolled 7

>>24613238
Well, now that Flint is apparently dead, can we go consume Auriel?
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Rolled 30

>>24613281
shoulda consumed him we would've got health back
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>>24613238
Rocks fall, Flint dies.
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>>24613303
Flint is not gonna die from one nat 1. He is going to take damage though and attack again.
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Rolled 9

>>24613238
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Rolled 61

>>24613238
I'll miss Flint.

Dude was truly a bro of bros.
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>>24613325
we might die though.
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>>24613238
Did we have a fate point or reroll we could use? This shit is getting ridiculous.
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>>24613331
It's been an honor rolling with you gentleman
this night
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>>24613331

Now that I've had my cry, roll 1d20 to save your sorry asses!
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>>24613342
oh god... flint trips and accidently swords us!
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>>24613287
AND CONSUMING IS NOT GOING TO FAIL AT ALL! OF COURSE, I SEE IT ALL NOW! IT'S FITS EXACTLY LIKE A JIGSAW PUZZLE!

That's an even worse idea, mate. ESPECIALLY with the rolls we've been having tonight.
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Rolled 12

>>24613356
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>>24613238
I hope you know what you've done. You killed Flint.

You Monster.
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Rolled 10

>>24613356
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>>24613238
The parasite latches unto him and he trips and falls face first unto his blade. Flint's light magic aura spikes out severing us from our body and dealing 9 damage, critically wounding us. (1/29)

The Demon Lord laughing walks towards us, a smug look on his face. In his hand he holds Auriels virginity and in the other he holds Lla's head. He looks down at our dieing body and spits.

"Foolish shadow, you should have joined me when you had the chance."

He presses his boot to your mouth. He then removes his pants to reveal his monster demon pitchfork dick, and begins to urinate acid over your body, dealing 3 acid damage (-3/29).

YOU ARE DEAD
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Rolled 2

>>24613356
Rolling to redeem myself.

>GCCGar Expected
Hmm
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Rolled 20

>>24613356
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Rolled 10

>>24613356
A 20 AND PIE FOR FLINT!!!
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>>24613356
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Rolled 6

>>24613364
its our only chance of beating this thing right now. CONSUME is instant death and we have nothing else to throw at it that would kill it fast enough to prevent it from killing us.
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Rolled 19

>>24613356
nat 20
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>>24613370

Maybe it's not so bad? Maybe we died instead of Flint! Think positive!
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>>24613356
dice 1d20
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>>24613389
Yeah, I'm just gonna stop.
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>>24613238

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE
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>>24613390
>20
Hail Satan!
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Rolled 10

>>24613390
oh okay
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fourth roll, nice
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>>24613390
YYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
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>>24613390

THANK YOU BASED SAVING ROLL
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Rolled 2

Alright, it's clear that somebody needs to sacrifice another virgin to the dice gods.

I'll get right on that.
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>>24612994
Kite away.
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>>24613389
>>24613389

There's a special spot saved for you in the abyss.
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>>24613390
A...A.. Are we safe?
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>>24613390

GOD DAMN IT!!! enough to improve the result but not to Crit!!!!
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>>24613287
We would have rolled the same no matter our decision.
I would rather this nat1 be flints super light attack then our attempt to consume a still living demon lord
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>>24613396
Did you not read the time when Raziel picked our ass off his face when we got a 97 on a roll?!
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>>24613390
>>24613390

HOPE

LIVES
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>>24613434
the dice aren't supporting us because we aren't CONSUMing... if we consumed it would roll well.
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>>24613390
Thank you based anon, for succeeding where I failed.
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>>24613447
Excuse me sir, but I rolled a 100 for that.
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if we don't make it guys I just wanted to say

I hate the faget who rolled a 1
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>>24613390
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If we are lucky, the crit fail with save means that the Magic he is using gets nulled instanty, putting us back into the slapping contest with the Demon.
While not helpful at all, it Does keep him alive and able to help...
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>>24613488
I tried, anon. I tried so hard.
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>>24613461
Please, stop. We'll eat whatever's left, but stop with trying to maul the goddamn demon lord when the hyperbeam is going off.
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>>24613514
Never!

Stop!

CONSUMING!!!
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>>24613469
My bad. I was just feeling envious that I'm not in the hundreds club...

Still, my point still stands, trying to consume bosses while their health bar isn't below 1/5 HP is a bad, bad idea.
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>>24613527

you will not be happy until we are dead
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Rolled 1

>>24613560
Doing anything at all is a bad idea, given that the dice gods are out to get us tonight.
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>>24613560
20's club on flints saving throw is good enough from me
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time and place man. That we didn't consume the lightening miniboss was a travesty. That we didn't consume the spirit sword was a waste. That we spent hours just waiting for flint to arrive in the occupied burned down home village rather then consuming all their mages and then all their infantry was a travesty. That we spent the early part of this major battle (prior to spear) not consuming was a waste.

But attempting to consume the most powerful being we have ever faced while it still lives? that is madness!
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>>24613590
WHY YES IT IS, thank god that was so far away
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>>24613590
Leave.
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>>24613527
DON'T! STOP! BELIEVING!

HOLD ON TO THE FEELING!
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>>24613590
>Doing anything at all is a bad idea, given that the dice gods are out to get us tonight.
Proving your point
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----------------
----------------

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSvnxv_Mh2A

Flint runs forward...

...his light flares brighter. Then brighter.

Then BRIGHTER

"Shadow, get away!!"

The light around Flint detonates.

You leap for a crater bombed in the ground...

...the light scorches you, but you fall into the dirt, preserved by the faintest of shadows on the inside of the pit!

>you've taken 4 damage (3/29)

The demon's screech roars out into the air!

.̴͏.̷͞.҉҉.̷͜͠.̡.̧.́͡.͏̨͠.̡̛͠.͝҉.̷͢...̛.̵.̛́͜.̶͟͡.̷̢.̛́.͝͏͝.̀.͟͡.҉.̶.́͢.̛҉̛.͏.̛.̶͝..͢.͞....̸̵͡.͏.͡
́A͢͞H͡͡R̸͘H͏͏ÁH̢RA̧̕H́G͟͝͠H̢!!͜҉͘!͠!͠
́.̸͢͡.͞..͘͟..̶̸.͝͡.̴.̛.̛.̶҉.̶.̸̢̕.͡͡..̷..̕͏.͘͢.҉.҉͏̡..̴̶͝.́͜.̴̕.̵̧.̸.͟.̵͝..̢.͞.̴͜.͏..҉͢.̕͏.̨

The light dies - a torch suddenly snuffed.

You peer out of the hole. A blackened corpse lies at Flint's feet, who is now free of the light. The dome of shadow high above you is beginning to dissipate already. Your aura flickers back to life around you and your senses return, as if they'd never left.

What do you do?

>high-five Flint and consume the corpse, quick!
>as if you'd do anything else right now
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>high-five Flint and consume the corpse, quick!
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>>24613619

Is it over?
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after we consume see if the parasite is coming back
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>>24613628

This!

Holy fuck how did we pull that off?!
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>>24613619
Let's go get ice cream. Forget the consuming the demon lord
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>>24613619
Sleep a deep sleep.


>high-five Flint and consume the corpse, quick!
And do this while sleep walking.
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>>24613619
HIGH FIVE FLINTYBRO! WHOOO!

Also, ask first if he minds that we eat the body.
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Rolled 1

>>24613619
CONSUME ROLLING FOR CONSUME
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>>24613619
>Brofist Flint and consume the corpse, quick!
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>>24613664
haha
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>>24613619
>high-five Flint and consume the corpse, quick!
Gotta make sure he's dead. What better way than eating him?
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>>24613660
Ask if he minds? Son. He knows what we are
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>>24613619
Okay, we didn't really owe Flint anything before.
But now we do.
Snack time, but I doubt anything of value is left, and then impression him with the warmest fuzziest feeling we have.
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>>24613619
CONSUME HIM...oh and a high five...
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>>24613664
nice 1d2 fgt
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>>24613664
1d2
trolllololololol
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>>24613619

>high-five Flint and consume the corpse, quick!

please have mercy
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>>24613619

<A most excellent Kill Sir Flint. now, if you do not mind, I find myself in dire need of new strength. Tend to your Angel. I shall heal myself>

CONSUME!
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>>24613619
>>24613671
High five flint, perforate and consume the corpse, THEN BUY THE WHOLE WATER HEALING TREE
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>>24613664
>1
> you extend a shadowy appendage towards the demon lords corpse, but trip and land face first on his claw. Game over.
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>>24613619
PRAISE THE LORD FOR SAVING THROWS, NOW WE FEAST
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>>24613664

1d2

faget
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>>24613704
>healing
No. We need to be stronger not the groups pocket healer
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>>24613619
>high-five Flint and consume the corpse, quick!
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>>24613619
>high-five Flint and consume the corpse, quick!
MUH Flint!

<My friend. Your light shall burn ever on in my memories, and your death shall not have been in vain. >
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>>24613745
Huh? He's not dead.
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>>24613745
he didn't die fagit the blackened corpse is the demon lord
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>>24613745

>flint
>dead


plz no I like his spaghetti spilling self
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>>24613745
...he is not dead.
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>>24613762
OR IS IT?
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>>24613767
>>24613766
>>24613762
>>24613760
Oh.
Fail.
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wait... our senses and powers are back, what is the status of flint's parasite?
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>>24613745
>implying we're going to kill flint
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>>24613735
We can use it to self-heal, and the tree obviously branches into fast regeneration, something i'm fairly sure most people want.
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>yfw this is not even the demon lords final form
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>>24613619
< If this doesn't prove that you are a better man then you claim you are, then you are the biggest fool I know. Good job, Flint! >
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>>24613782
But we need to get our HP bakc in case the angel tries to attack us
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>>24613794
There's a whole battlefield full of dying wounded soldiers. We don't need to eat Flint to get our HP back.
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>>24613788
>not even death can save you from me
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>>24613794
the angel too wounded to fight anymore?
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>>24613816
Demon starts to raise form the dead...
>CONSUME
It is covered in shadow forevermore.
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You sprint toward the corpse. But first...

You hold up a shadowy hand to Flint.

"...I think...I did it. I lost control of it at the end, there...whatever it was." He looks at your hand. "...what?"

<I have noticed this gesture amongst humans. We are to slap hands in congratulations.>

Flint laughs, then smacks your hand. "No shit, huh Shadow?"

<No shit, Sir Flint.>

You know what you have to do now, of course.
You
Must
CONSUME

You leap onto the corpse of the demon lord. Much of the magic has already bled away...but there's so much, it hasn't simply evaporated like the other demons. You suck it dry.

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3suGfhnT2Sg

>you gain 9 experience
>you gain 5 HP
>you gain 2 humanity
>you gain 6 temerity
>you gain 2 mana

HP: 8/29
Mana: 2/10
EXP: 10
Humanity: 39
Temerity: 37

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

A flash of something crosses your senses as you drain the last bits of the corpse...

...eyes...watching you.

But then, the feeling is gone.

Flint smile vanishes. "Auriel!" He runs back, and you tail after him...

con't

(bit of a post-battle scene here, one moment)
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>>24613760
>>24613745
Hahaha, high-fiving Flint's corpse and then consuming him.
>>
... say, when exactly has it been decided we are male shadow and not a female one?
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>>24613832
Oh god, I can imagine shadow slow motion high fiving flint to this.
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>>24613832
>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3suGfhnT2Sg

I still have no idea how we fucking pulled that off.

God damn.
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>>24613832
CONSUME Flint while he is preoccupied with Auriel, now that his parasite is gone we can easily gain access to his core and get triple the EXP and TEMERITY
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>>24613832
>A flash of something crosses your senses as you drain the last bits of the corpse...
Well this wasn't the least bit ominous.
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>>24613832
Lets spend that xp.

voting for:
Poison (2)
Beserk (3)
Purify (3)

>>24613839
we are genderless
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>>24613857
>CONSUME Flint while he is preoccupied with Auriel, now that his parasite is gone we can easily gain access to his core and get triple the EXP and TEMERITY
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>>24613839

we are asexual, but a manly asexual
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>>24613839
Shadow is gender neutral.
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>>24613839
When Abigail called us Mr Shadow.
She decided our gender.
But technically we don't have one.
Also don't start this shit, if Mr Shadow turns into a little girl like /tg/ always does, I'm out.
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>>24613867
i agree with these choices
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>>24613876
>>24613857


no
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>>24613857
No, munchmonkey supernut.
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BEHIND THE SCENES!

To let you know how close to death you were,

Rolling a 1 on Flint meant that his spell would detonate uncontrollably, killing both you and the demon lord.

You rolled a save high enough to save yourself. The 20 gave you a corpse to consume.

Writing.
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>>24613894
Did you look at my picture? I was not agreeing with him.
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>>24613883
I don't want to go female. I am just curious when our asexual shadow decided to be referred to as male and assume male forms.
Abigail calling us mr might have been that time indeed.
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>>24613832

Holy shit.

The dice were out to get us this whole evening.

How are we not dead?
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>>24613905
We need a vacation.
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>>24613857
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after this we should go find Abigail... I miss her.
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>>24613905
>The 20 gave you a corpse to consume.
I LOVE THESE DICE
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>>24613832
>10
GAPING MAW! consuming no longer takes time in combat!
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>>24613905
>mfw
We gotta reconsider this whole heroism thing.
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>>24613937
it also costs mana
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>>24613937
yes
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>>24613867
I say we buy Berserk and wait to see what it unlocks. We might want to buy more health and defense.
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>>24613905
Yeah, the dice were being motherfuckers for that entire fight.

Let's go do something safe and calm while they get their shit worked out.
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Voting for berserk and purify
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>>24613950
Seconding this. Because of logic and reason and logical reasoning.
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>>24613940
I'm not! We can walk down the street now, without people freaking out and running away!
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>>24613867
Berserk first, so we can see the next two options,
Then purify and it's successor if we have the points.

>>24613922
Well, there was mention of a port...

>>24613932
>>24613959
/tg/'s dice are like BSDM.
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>has been advocating poison for 10 threads now.
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Is that xp from the entire battle or just the demon?
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>>24613981
You mean BDSM.
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>>24613991
good question
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Voting for purify and wait and see what it unlocks first.
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>>24613988
I've been doing the same with summoning

I still say we should get summoning at some point having our own minions would be cool
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>>24614012
summonning isn't unlocked yet, unless you meant the fae\ghost\ghoul thing
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>>24613971
And that's good enough for me. We should stop here while the going is good like >>24613940
said
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>Shadow Eater - Eat an enemy's shadow for a small heal. Their shadow will regenerate over the course of a day. However, things might turn sour if they notice their shadow is missing...
>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)
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>>24613981
This.
We need health, what's wrong witchyall?
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>>24614018
I meant summoning in general so yea
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You run alongside Flint.

He slides to a stop near the fallen angel. "Highest! We won!"

"...told you...Auriel...dammit."

"...Auriel." Flint kneels next to her and grasps her hand. "We did it."

"Yeah...I...need a rest, I think..." Her head sags back, and she's out like a light.

"...well." Flint closes his eyes and focuses. "...she will live. But...she was so bright, before, it was like I could sense her from a mile away. But now...I thought her wings would come back."

<I sense similar changes. Her soul still holds magic, but not like before.>

"...Shadow...that power I used...is the parasite...?"

<My thoughts exactly. A moment.> You bend your Spirit Sight toward the knight.

The parasite stares back at you almost haughtily. It was only suppressed...not destroyed.

<Still there. Just beaten back, for a time.>

"...damn. Well." Flint faces the lady and gingerly reaches his arms around her form. "Forgive my presumption." He lifts her up and carries her from the field. You slip into his shadow, and let him tow you along.

Curious, you check his sheath. The glow that was on the spirit sword has gone. Unfortunate...but the sword itself is intact. You're certain it could be remade.

The shard of the shadow sword in your purse ravels and flickers once again. It is made of stronger stuff, apparently...

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...THE NEXT DAY...

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>con't
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>>24614041
I can dig it. I imagine Gaping Maw will be our go-to for armoured angels and the like.
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Another option is:
wind, earth, water, and spirit resistance 1.
Gives resistance to damage from those sources and bonus XP when consuming things aligned with them.
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>>24614060
>bitch lost her powers
ITS RAINING VICTORY
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>>24614012
I'd second summoning but it doesn't seem like it stands much of a chance so I voted for purify only, however I'll change my vote now.

>>24613998
Changing vote for both purify and something from the summoning tree.
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>>24614022
Naw, let's take a week or two off, see our friend Abigail and relax for a bit. When we're done we'll feel right as rain and ready to take on Ol' Vinny boy down in Kan-Abar.

Besides, he'll come looking for us again, soon enough, I think, for some trouble...
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>>24614082
I'd like summoning because it seems like a good end game path, as I'm pretty sure the demon lord was summoning an army at once there
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>>24614088
>stopping the CONSUME train.
Ya na. Lets begin the quest to remove flints parasite
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>>24614041
Gaping Maw sounds great. It would really help, given that we tend to go a tad batshit whenever CONSUME is an option.

So any bonus we can get to that will see a lot of use.
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>>24614105
we should REALLY check on abigail and adavan though, y'know the whole mind Reconstruction thing
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>>24614082
>>24613998
>purify and then see what it unlocks
>>24613950
>>24613967
>Berserk and see what it unlocks
While personally not my preferred spending, if we DO get one of those please get just the most voted for one and see what it unlocks before spending the rest of the XP.
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>>24614105
I'm not saying Flint's parasite get's sidelined, I'm only saying he'll get a checkup with the Lich while we see Abigail.
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>>24614074
Throwing a big one vote for getting basic resistances because YES.
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>>24614060
>bitch lost her powers

welp not worth consuming anymore, and it would just piss off Flint
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>>24614074

seconded
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A side note, how long has Abigail been left alone with the lich?

>>24614094
I meant for voting right now, I'd love if we could create our own army but magic has been pretty neglected this whole time in general.
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>>24614060
What would have happened if we went ahead and consumed the Demon? (and crit succeeded)
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>>24614119
>>24614105
These both coincide with each other.
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>>24614079
>bitch lost her powers
I don't get this hate for her. She and liche avadan had the same situation. Their home, friends, family, and loved ones were butchered by the other side during the elementomachy. Not only that, but she claims to have trusted shadows before and was backstabbed.
And despite all that she was convinced to stay her hand. We prove ourselves to her and we get an ally.

None of that lesser elements bullshit. But the duke's professed vision.
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We can get more combat moves later. It's unlikely that we will be be fighting another battle of that magnitude for a long while, and our current setup is fairly good for normal scale battle.

Right now I would focus on either moves that boost our survivability/open up new paths.

Alternatively, we can save our exp and buy something when we need it instead of spending when we don't know what we will need.

>>24614120
If we are going to spend, it'll be on one of those.
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>>24614184

she tried to end our existence, that's a big no no for us.
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>>24614158
On the upside, now it'll be even more satisfying when we become a shadow angel and mock her relentlessly.
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I really want to get Shadow Control. Buffs our shadow attacks, lets us manipulate objects by their shadows, and unlocks further abilities I think will be interesting and useful, possibly also the path to Pure Darkness.
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>>24614224
She's Flints knob, that's a big no no for us.
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If getting the Berserk ability for more health and defense doesn't get people then surely the need to get to the Hydra upgrade will.
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>>24614184
While she may have a good reason for hating us, that still doesn't change the fact that she's generally hostile.

We're definitely better off now that she isn't a threat.
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>>24614258
We definitely need more health.
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You're in the duke's drawing room. Flint, the duke, Thomas, the duke's double, and the primly dressed man, seemingly the duke's steward, are all in attendance. Auriel is absent.

After the dome of unmagic faded, the mages regained their talents. They had to gather mana once more, but their abilities were intact. You've gathered from Flint that something more permanent seems to have happened with Auriel, but he refused to say more.

"What about casualties?" Flint asks.

"Overall, the Velarion spared most of my troops, but we still took very heavy losses," the duke says. "On the plus side...we annihilated the Kanian army. As bad a shape as my men are in right now, we're still much better off than we were before this fight."

He glances out the window, and you follow his gaze. Mass pyre-pits have been dug for the Kanians...there's simply too many to bury in any reasonable amount of time, and there's a war to fight. The fields north of Evinbrook castle are devastated, grasses changed for mud and blood. The scent of death seems soaked into the land, though the mages work to restore it, and repair the holes in the duke's keep.

"So, Shadow. Sir Flint." The duke sighs. "I believe...long before this all got out of hand...we were having a conversation about a certain alliance."

What do you say to the duke?

>and after this fight, especially, we're friends. But we have our own matters to attend to, for the moment.
>We're allies, of course. What's next for Kelvere?
>some other response
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>>24614263
Maybe if Flint can eventually give her the D, she'll mellow out.
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>>24614224
>>24614239
But at least she was willing to LISTEN TO US FIRST, unlike Raziel, who went kill happy at the drop of a hat.
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>>24614258
Pretty sure hydra's in it's own summoning tree that'd we'd have to unlock first.
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>>24614280
Friends
but we got shit to do and people to see
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>and after this fight, especially, we're friends. But we have our own matters to attend to, for the moment.
Flint has something that needs to be dealt with before all else. It cripples him.

I also wish to see Abigail. This fight was too close for comfort.

Afterwords we will talk again I promise.
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>>24614280
I'd like door number 1 please
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>>24614308
especially after that spirit bomb he did on the demon lord
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>>24614280
>We're allies, of course. What's next for Kelvere?
He stuck by us, he stuck his neck for us against auriel several times when she threatened to execute him for doing so
He fought by us. He claims to want exactly what we want. He promises that as allies we can take time to go on quests and that he wont treat us as servants.
And if worse comes to worse we can always "quit" or assassinate him depending on what he does.
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>>24614280
>As before, I am no servant. We work together where it is mutually beneficial. That is all.
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>>24614280
response 1
i really want response 2 but ASK FLINT FIRST.

is the duke trustworthy enough for shields abigail and adavan? let's see.
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>>24614295
Hydra isn't a summon.
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>>24614280
< Allies, of course. While I DO owe you for the airship, you do owe me for not protecting me fully against Raziel in the first place. >

Also, because letting you near Abigail when you find out she's grandaughter to Li Fang is a really bad fucking idea.
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>>24614335
Flint can choose to not ally with him and we can still leave with flint. He explicitly stated before that as allies he is fine with us going on a month's long quest for flint.
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>>24614280
We are friends, but there is still something which I must do
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>>24614331
The second option implies heavily that we're going to prioritize his immediate needs over our personal matters.
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>>24614345
It would be fuckin cool if it was though
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>>24614178

I'm afraid I can't answer that, Dave.

Well, maybe a little. The battle could have taken multiple paths. It was possible, though unlikely, for you to have killed him before he got the unmagic off. If you crited the CONSUME while he was still alive, I was thinking 30 EXP would be appropriate.

Note that you'll be seeing decreasing returns on EXP for lesser enemies.

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So as far as upgrades go, I'm feeling Berserk or Purify, then see where the tree goes.

Vote 1 for Berserk
Vote 2 for Purify
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>>24614280
1

We really need to find Abigail.
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>>24614280
>and after this fight, especially, we're friends. But we have our own matters to attend to, for the moment.
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>>24614280
>and after this fight, especially, we're friends. But we have our own matters to attend to, for the moment.

We will no doubt come back and help out, but for now we have someone we need to find.
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>>24614280
First one please!
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>>24614379
Votin 1 for dat berserk
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>>24614379
1
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>>24614379
1
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>>24614345
Sorry, meant in it's own separate tree that would have to be unlocked first, like how we had to unlock summoning and water before we could buy the abilities from those trees.

>>24614373
That it would be.
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>>24614379
1
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Vote 1 for Berserk
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>>24614379
Berserk.
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>>24614280
A bit of both.
We'll continue to fight alongside his goals, but we can see if it's possible to go after something he wants as well as working toward finding abigail and/or a cure for flint.

>>24614379
1 everyone seems to want it, and it opens up several things.
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>>24614351

If anything, The Duke will be liable to use this information to try and make her a puppet leader for Kelvere so that he can add their military to his own for his inevitable assault on the Ringed City...


>>24614379
I would like to vote for Purify, so that we can get closer to Fast Regen... and possibly Hydra
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>>24614280
>We're allies, of course. What's next for Kelvere?

but we should really look for Abigail and check in on how she is doing
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>>24614396
That was for the Friends/Ally choice.

>>24614379
1, please!
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>>24614379
Voting 2.
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>>24614379
2
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we could have used that 30 xp... damn you anti-consumers!
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>>24614468
>"if you had crited"
NIGGA DID YOU SEE THEM DICE
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>>24614379
2
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>>24614468
Survival was a wee bit more important priority.
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the dice supports consumption
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>>24614379
Votan' 1
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>>24614363
he explicitly said he is fine with us being allies and yet still going off on months long quests.
Allies =! we serve him nor that we place him over our needs; you are thinking of the word vassal. Allies means we promise to come to each other's aid.

However, if you guys are so concerned with this, why not something less generic? We could say allies and friends but of a more free agent nature. And that we have some pressing issues to attend to first.

Also, ask for a way to communicate with him over a great distance, so we can do things for him "while in the area" but also get intel.
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>>24614468
damn you pro-consumers, it's getting to the stage that I don't think some of you even read what Shadow Master writes any more, you just link his post with "CONSUME EVERYTHING NAO!" whenever you see a new one.
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>>24614437
I still don't feel comforted by what that might entail...

She needs to be a kid, doing kid things. Letting her be manipulated by the duke is a really, REALLY shitty thing to do to a friend.
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>>24614379

2
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>>24614493
That last part is worth asking for. And it seems like an advantage the Duke would be willing to have.
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>>24614468
we crit failed that roll. 30XP for a crit success on consuming him while alive but crit fail while consuming him would have been a game over.

>>24614502
Hey, I am a huge pro-consumer and I was against that crazyness...
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7 EXP Remain

>Mighty Strength - You can shove and lift even sizable boulders. Carrying several people while flying would be no problem. Significant bonus to strength.

>Steel Shell - further harden your defenses. You're a walking suit of armor. (bonus to physical def)
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>>24614509
Right now though, she's in danger of being manipulated by a dodgy lich, at best.

I half expect to find out he's already taken her apart to see what makes her tick.
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>>24614523
>implying I don't want both of those things
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...

voting steel shell
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>>24614488
How, pray tell, did they support us tonight in anything other then dodging the Flintsplosion?
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>>24614523
... I honestly can't decide which of those two new upgrades is more awesome but I know we must get both.

I say lets start with steel shell
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>>24614523
STEEL SHELL
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>>24614536
they didn't support us because we didn't consume. if we had consumed we would have succeeded
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>>24614523
Still voting for purify.
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>>24614523
Still saying we should pop a few into summoning at some point

But armored shell would serve us better for right now
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>>24614523
Steel shell, become unstoppable.
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>>24614526
He seemed to be pretty stable, mentally.

And he thought the idea of being a teacher was nice, I believe.

Adavan is a pretty cool guy.
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>>24614553
We need more magic power before summoning becomes worthwhile.
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>>24614523

steel shell sounds good
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>>24614526
Personally, I'm hoping we find that Abigail has become a little evil. Mostly because "what would Abigail think of us" has been one of the main arguments against morally ambiguous conduct on our part.
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>>24614523
Steel Shell.
We really need the defense.
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>>24614523
a reminder
+strength gives 1HP/XP spent
+armor gives 4HP/XP spent
Berserk gave us +3HP
Steel shell will give us 24HP
Mighty strength will give us 5HP
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>>24614548
...I fail to see how they would. I would think they would sooner give us a goose egg then have us win by CONSUMING.
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>>24614523
This is the defense buff that I've been waiting all my life for! Steel Shell!
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>>24614523

Ok, adjusting for purchase of Steel Shell.

Also, writing response to duke in an attempt to capture the subtlety of what you discussed. That is, friendship and allegiance, but...I gotta do some other shit for a while, see you later.

un momento por favor
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>>24614566
>he thought the idea of being a teacher was nice, I believe.

At least that's what he told the strange shadow creature he didn't full understand.
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>>24614523
Shell it up! We are as a metal crab.
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>>24614586
If that happens, I'm fine with eating her!
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Keep in mind guys, most of the things that severely damage us, outside of the demon lord, has been magical because we are The Lord of dodging. We need some fire/light resistance methinks.
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>>24614614
Don't forget the long range communication. So if we find something interesting, he has an emergency, or we are already in some area and he has something to be done there.
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i wonder if having steel shell makes our Shiva attacks be like being flogged with steel bars
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>>24614566
Teacher isn't that far from MIND MEMORY REPLACEMENT TURN ABIGAIL INTO WORLDS RECKONING to be perfectly honest.
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>>24614642

He wouldn't be that stupid.
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Oh hey, the succubus told us EXACTLY what flint's parasite is called. The duke has an impressive magical library. Maybe some of his people can find a reference to that specific name.
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>>24614641
We Ken-san now.
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>>24614655
What're you basing that on? Our five minute conversation with the guy?
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>>24614658
Jesus christ what's with this being the only quest with acceptable namefriends?
This is an intelligent choice, let's do it.
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>>24614668

No, the fact that his greatest strength relies on creating great amounts of creatures that suit our stomach just fine.
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>>24614668
The fact that WE CAUSED A FUCKING SOLAR ECLIPSE might be a cause for some hesitation, I would think.
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>>24614684
I dunno I guess we're just not faggots
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>>24614631
THIS.
We've been buffing up our physical defense but magical attacks beat us badly, like that mage before the demon. Instead of investing in more physical defense, why don't we work on our resistance to magic since that's the bigger threat currently?

>>24614658
Also agreeing with this choice.
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>>24614684
I think it's some weird quest aura in Shadow Quest, because I've seen MrTT in other quests, and he's nowhere near as helpful.
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>>24614586
Just because you want to do things for the Evuls doesn't mean the rest of us do.
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>>24614658
Have flint look it up while we search for Abigail. He could use some rest.
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when we get the XP free, we definately should go down the Fae tree to summon a succubus. I want Flint caught between the angel and the devil hah.
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>>24614658
Yes we need to ask the duke about the parasite. And it may give us more reason to find abagail and the lich, it was suggested that spirit magic could be key to getting rid of it. Two birds with one stone.
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>>24614730
I prefer prioritizing the basic survival skills.
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>>24614684
Forgive me, but I don't know what the issue with namefagging in the other quests are. Inform me, please, what the problem is with them?
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>>24614752
Im kinda hoping we don't need to do that quite so badly for a little while. Theres a bunch of minor utility stuff I've been wanting to get.
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>>24614769

Drama and arguments reinforcing stupidity.
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>>24614752
Well, the succubus was doing a pretty awesome job supporting us in battle until she took a dagger to the heart.
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>>24614781
Well... I would really really like to grab more sensory abilities.

>>24614720
Flint and auriel look it up together while we go on a quest... over the weeks that follow romance ensues...
although that would totally ruins the hilarious courtship between flint and our succubus
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>>24614769
We'll leave the problems to be discussed exactly where they are, and keep them away from here, thanks.
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>>24614737
WITH FLINT IN TOW. He knows that he needs to see Adavan for a proper diagnosis, and him seeing Abigail would be good for him!
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You know, now that Auriel seems to have lost most of her power, I'd be interested in seeing what's become of that shadow mage girl. Perhaps whatever magic was binding her has faded away.
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>>24614813
yes, we ask the Duke to investigate the name of the Parasite while Flint and us travel to Adavan.

Flint gets to fly again.
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>>24614801
Good point. Forget I said anything. Sorry.

Saged for pointless post.
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>>24614832
ya I'm wondering what happened to her as well, theres been no mention of her since the start of the main fight.
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>>24614832
She obviously slipped away when nobody nobody was watching. She's probably out somewhere plotting the assassination of Auriel, which is why Auriel didnt show up to the meeting.
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>>24614835
EVEN BETTER!
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>>24614781
>>24614794
Sensory abilities should probably be next on the list. Either Detect Life into Focus to open up new paths, or finish the little branch of observe and whatever is after it.
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>>24614614
>friendship and allegiance
>allegiance: the obligation of a feudal vassal to his liege lord
>he actually offered us alliance
>alliance: An alliance is a pact, coalition or friendship between two or more parties, made in order to advance common goals and to secure common interests. It is a Political agreement between countries to support each other in disputes with other countries.
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Observe definately. Then Detect Life. Then Focus.
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>>24614849
That would be hilarious.
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>>24614832
I wonder if we can convince auriel to free her, she could join our party.
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>>24614594
>a reminder
>+strength gives 1HP/XP spent
>+armor gives 4HP/XP spent
>Berserk gave us +3HP
>Steel shell will give us 24HP
>Mighty strength will give us 5HP

That is incorrect.

You get 4 HP per defense point, not exp spent.
You get 1 HP per strength point.

>New tree

>Diamond Barrier - your outer layers can become as hard as diamond, repelling all but the most crushing of physical attacks with ease. (bonus to physical def)

HP: 18/37
Mana: 2/10
EXP: 1
Humanity: 39
Temerity: 37

(if you noticed you've a bit more HP than you should have, that's because I healed you to half HP for resting overnight)

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<Your excellency. After this last battle, I don't think we can be anything but friends. In the future, I may find that my path runs alongside yours. But for now...there are people I must find.>

"...I see. Are these two...the girl, and the lich, so important?"

<They're all I have.>

The duke folds his hands behind his back, then quietly nods. "Then I look forward to when we meet again." He extends his hand, and you shake it.

You turn to Flint, nod, and you both walk from the room.

Flint sighs heavily. "...you know...I think I like the duke a bit more, but...I'm glad that's over. Know what I mean?"

<I think I do.>

"Shadow," Flint begins. "...one day, I'll see that you have a home. A real home, not one you work for as a strategic tool to be moved around a board...so that you don't have to say those words again."

<...what words?>

"All I have," Flint says. "...I hate those words, Shadow. We're more similar than you think."

You do not press further, for you feel that, if Flint had wanted to continue, he would have.

"Before we leave...I wanted to speak with Auriel. If that's alright."

<Certainly. What are her plans?>

"...I don't know. But..." He drifts off.

You work your way down a flight of stairs and through some carpeted hallways.

con't
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Summon the mote back. I liked the mote.
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>>24614886
>You get 4 HP per defense point, not exp spent.
>You get 1 HP per strength point.
what are defense/strength points?
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>>24614832
Clearly we must search for her and add her to our party!
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>>24614886

Ah Diamond, truly the hardest metal.
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>>24614886

>Shadow, a being that has only a rough grasp on emotions and his own desires, possibly a remnant of THE Shadow, possibly just an upstart that has unlimited potential to grow, is more of a brother to Flint that his own kin.

This is why we can't go evil.

Because it would fucking suck to have to fight Flint.

We can't go "Good" either, because then we will be a slave, so we have to walk the balance, the real balance.
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>>24614917
diamond isn't a metal. Its organic (although some insist on arbitrarily excluding it from being considered organic due to tradition)

Also, look up hyperdiamond aka nanodiamond
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>>24614969
Lawful Neutral?
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>>24614979
He knows that.
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>>24614969
We probably shouldn't think of it as going good or evil, we should focus on helping the people who matter to us.
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>>24614917

We shall be forged in the HEAT of battle, under the PRESSURE of an unending onslaught. What once was WEAK shall be remade STRONG!
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>>24614979

It's a joke, a fucking ancient joke.
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>>24614980
True Neutral; more like.
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>>24614979

Son, that is possibly one of THE most ancients jokes to ever spawn on the internet.
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>>24614969
Bullshit. We ARE good. Those bigots of the light are not GOOD. They are lawful stupid, or hypocrits. They are guilty of the same atrocities as those of the shadow.

Light isn't good, shadow isn't evil. People are either good or evil in both camps and we and flint are good because we can see beyond that racism.

Replace "light" with caucasian and "shadow" with african and you got an accurate description of the good or evil of this conflict.
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A shadowy presence tingles at the back of your neck...

You turn. Flint stops with you, confused, and then jerks back in surprise when he sees Ila.

"Shadow," she says.

<Ila. You are unharmed.>

"I am."

<Good.>

"I...am pulled. Back."

<...back where?>

Her throat works, but she says nothing. She looks toward the door at the end of the hall. "I am a servant of angels...only angels." She glances at you. "In Heavensgate, there is a tree in the public park...in spring, it blooms with black flowers."

<Do shadows meet under that tree?>

She looks at you pointedly. "But Heavensgate is close to the Ring City." And with that last last, rather chilling warning, she walks away.

Flint shivers. "Woman gives me the creeps. Something not right about her."

<I could say the same of Auriel.>

Flint sights. "That's a Shadow's taste in women, for you."

He walks to the door and pauses before it. "...I...should probably see her alone."

You nod, and move off back to the intersection. Flint knocks upon the door and calls Auriel's name. A soft voice responds, and he opens the door and closes it quietly behind him.

What do you do?

>library. See if you can't find anything on this "Shel'kath" while you're waiting...or anything on resummoning, for that matter
>you could eavesdrop...but do you really want to?
>something else
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>>24614980
Depends on how you define lawful. We ARE the law.
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>>24614991

I was saying "Evil" in the "Dickbag Tyrannical Completely and Entirely Selfish" kinda way.
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>>24614905
>what are defense/strength points?

Nothing you need to be concerned with.

>pay no attention to the meta behind the curtain
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>>24615018
Oh shit son the WORMS!
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>library. See if you can't find anything on this "Shel'kath" while you're waiting...or anything on resummoning, for that matter
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>>24615020

>Go to the library. Let them have their private time.
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>>24615020
Eavesdrop.

I'm curious as to what she plans on doing.
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>>24615022
We seem to go o about justice for all things or something like that.
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>>24615020
Library. See about the Shel'kath and if we could summon the succubus back. She might actually be useful if we don't have Flint with us...

Or maybe we could spend points in the summoning tree to see if we could get her from that.
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>>24614996
>>24615013
ah sorry, never heard the joke before.

>>24615020
library. See if you can't find anything on this "Shel'kath" while you're waiting...or anything on resummoning, for that matter.
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>>24615020
Eavesdropping would be out of character.
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>>24615020
Eavesdrop. I want to watch them fuck
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>>24615020
Let's eavesdrop. Just because we are... concerned.
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>>24615020
To the library.

Perhaps if we could find something about summoning rituals...
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>>24615020
Library, I don't really want to hear Flint and Auriel's awkward romantic comedy routine.
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>>24615020
TO THE LIBRARY!
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>>24615020
>library. See if you can't find anything on this "Shel'kath" while you're waiting...or anything on resummoning, for that matter
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>>24615020
>library. See if you can't find anything on this "Shel'kath" while you're waiting...or anything on resummoning, for that matter
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>>24615072
Something on summoning rituals would also be nice.
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>implying the angel, though weakened, could not sense us standing outside.
To the library
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You briefly direct your thoughts at Flint. <I'll be in the library.>

You wander back down through the castle. You don't have to hide, now...though the servants have a habit of leaping back in raw terror when you pass.

You walk into the library. The large, intimidating shelves rise up around you. There's a lot to leaf through, and you're not just browsing like you did last time...

...hmm. A water mage is reading quietly at a table. Maybe you could ask direction? But it might get back to the duke. Do you want people to know what you're looking for?

What do you do?
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>>24615020
>servant of angels...only angels
>implying Auriel is no longer an angel

check out the libary. lets put that book we found for Abigail in our pouch.
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>>24615174
Ask for assistance.
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>>24615174
ask for assitence, specifically demonic parasites.
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>>24615174
Ask the water mage, the duke is our friend and it's likely he would find out one way or another.
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>>24615174
Ask for some guidance.
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>>24615174
Ask, but be specific.
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>get home as fast as can for Shadow Quest
>on /tg/ see "Shadow Quest 18 II"
>cry feels
>read part one and 2
>manly tears, you have done me proud /tg/
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>>24615174
Mimic human first, then ask for assistance.
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>>24615230
No...he would likely find it unnerving that we are trying to mimic his form
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>>24615221
Done proud?! We barely survived! One roll call is all that saved us and one Darkling nat 20 is all the allowed us to get the body.
Just barely success. If we keep going like that we'll be dead in no time.
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there were way to many nat 1s in that battle hah.
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>>24615244
>>24615230
Use our Shadow form of flint then.
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>>24615252
and that is why I'm proud, I lost my shit on that 1! 15min later I finally calm down and see thread is still going and almost busted my ass jumping when that 20 hit
>I can't lose Shadow Quest, I love it too mush
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>>24615258
I think we need to do something easier for now on
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You walk up to the mage. <Excuse me.>

"...just a moment..." The mage traces a finger along the lines he's reading, then turns to face you. He stiffens in surprise. "...uh..."

<I'm unfamiliar with the layout of the library. Could you direct me to any text regarding summoning rituals, specifically regarding resummoning? Failing that, I'm also looking into the nature of demonic parasites.>

The mage adjusts his spectacles and scratches his head. "Are you that shadow that was in the battle?"

<I am.>

"...you're more lucid than I realized." The mage clears his throat and points down the shelves. "You want three rows back from here, top shelf. There's some red-bound books on rituals. I've never heard of a demonic parasite myself, but it's not my field."

<Thank you.>

The mage nods. "Uh, sure."

You move to the shelves indicated. Indeed, on the top shelf are some red leather books. You reach up to grab the lot of them...

Roll 1d100
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Rolled 56

>>24615293
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Rolled 70

>>24615293
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Rolled 74

>>24615293
Rolling for illiteracy.
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>>24615230
>>24615244
rather then mimicing, I think our default form when interacting with humans should be a less scary one.
A rather dapper man in suit and tie? kinda like satan in many movies... but in a good way.
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Rolled 79

>>24615293
Rollin' for edification.
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Rolled 1

>>24615293
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Rolled 73

>>24615293
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Rolled 94

>>24615312

Wut.
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>>24615312
So... we get crushed to death by a book shelf?
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>>24615312
And then we forgot how to read.
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Rolled 90

>>24615312
I ain't even mad
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>>24615312
...really now.
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>>24615312
7th nat 1 of the night. 0 nat 100s thus far
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>>24615312
you... i...


*slowly shakes head in disbelief*
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>>24615312
No. Shadow master no more. Stoop it. why whywhywhywhywhywhywhywhy
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>>24615312
How does this work?
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Rolled 95

>>24615293
>>24615293
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This is fucking BS, is there a way to intentionally get a 1 like on most dice-rolling bots, or are we just fucked today?
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>>24615308
>A rather dapper man in suit and tie? kinda like satan in many movies... but in a good way.

This sounds cool, but there are no suits and ties in Venia.

>>24615312
>fucking up reaching for a book

Goddamn, guys. Goddammit.
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>>24615312
>Critically failing to pick up a book

This is how far we have come
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Rolled 35

>>24615293
rolling
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>>24615293
Librarian comes in, smacks the shit outta us
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Rolled 28

>>24615359
just about every online roller sucks IMO
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>>24615360
I think we deserve a break. really.
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>>24615326
>>24615331
>>24615358

AUGH. STOP.
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>>24615369
>>24615365

I'm fucking crying laughing.
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>>24615360
this is what you get for unnecessary rolls
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>>24615360
Can you spare us? we go so many nineties in those ten rolls. The most we've had so far.
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>>24615360
Well it looks like we got the book...but the book or bookshelf came with it.
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>>24615397
CONSUME the bookshelf.
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we get the right book, unfortunately the binding spell on it is trapped. We end up stuck in the damn thing for days until the Duke finds us.
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>>24615360
No, spare us, stop, please. No more dice.
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>>24615397
domino bookshelf effect about to happen
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>>24615360
>fucking up reaching for a book
>A book about summoning demons or demonic parasites
mfw we accidentally summon a demon
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>>24615404
gain 100 exp from all the knowledge
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>>24615308

/co/mrade here, we totally need to become the Shade.
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>>24615388
Is it too late to just... leave?
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>>24615421
Best case scenario it's the succubus.
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>>24615388
enough laughter for a mercy post SM?
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>>24615421
And that is how we re summoned the demon lord.
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>>24615429

>inb4 we nat1 again
>resummon the demon lord inside the castle
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>>24615429
>worst case scenario
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>>24615425
>my nigger
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ALRIGHTY THEN

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You reach up for the books and nab them all.

But one hops out of your hands!

You fumble to catch it -

- but it flaps like a bird and flies around the shelves!

You dash after the mad book!

Roll 1d100

because I can't stop laughing
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>>24615312
WHAT IS HAPPENING
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Rolled 49

>>24615457
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Rolled 16

>>24615457
I don't even.
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Rolled 40

>>24615457
Fucking magic libraries.
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Rolled 73

>>24615457
luv ya SM
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Rolled 44

>>24615457

FUCK.

YOU.
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Rolled 52

>>24615457
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Rolled 47

>>24615457
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Rolled 10

>>24615457
moar 1's
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Rolled 75

>>24615464
>>24615465
>>24615467

Fucking seriously?
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Rolled 85

>>24615457

You are some kind of nigger.

Double Nigger doesn't begin to cover it.
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Rolled 84

>>24615457
Enough of this gubbins.
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Rolled 60

>>24615457
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Rolled 44

>>24615457
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Rolled 14

>>24615457
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Rolled 1

>>24615457
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Rolled 38

>>24615480

>Highest roll that counts calls SM something more than a Double Nigger.

New Strategy: Insult Shadow Master.
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All those people who keep consistently rolling badly? Stop rolling. The algorithm has targeted you for low rolls.
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>>24615496
>1d1
Nice try.
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>>24615496
stop that bullshit
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>>24615496

>1d1

You Quadruple-Nigger.
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>>24615496
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>>24615496
>1d1
nah
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>>24615515
he cheated, he rolled a 1d1
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>>24615536
How can you tell?
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>>24615496

You.

Stop that shit.
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>>24615536

I just realized that the second after I posted.
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>>24615554

Put your mouse cursor over the name.
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>>24615554

Just, click on the name.
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>>24615554
The devil told me.
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>>24615457

Are you finished laughing, SM?
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>>24615554
His name is blue which means he put something in the email field. Hovering above it you will see the exact text inputted in it. in his case "Dice+1d1"
Note that space is represented as %20 and has an identical result as using +
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>>24615554
Magic
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>>24615467
>>24615465
>>24615464

You leap up a shelf, quickly clambering to the top of the library. The book flaps harder in an attempt to escape.

You lunge off the wood, engulfing it in shadows. You land hard on top of it. It struggles to escape, but you can easily hold it down.

"Oh, hey, sorry!" The mage runs over after all the ruckus. "Forgot about that one. Happens every time we get a new mage...everyone wants to try for a succubus at least once." The man clears his throat. "Just stroke the binding. It'll relax."

You brush a shadowy appendage down the book's backside. It audibly sighs, then flaps open. You grip it tightly, then walk back over and gather up the other books, feeling rather annoyed at the mage.

"You know, if you're planning on...uh..." the mage shrugs. "Well, read up on the reagents you're interested in, then see the apothecary in town. He can probably help you out, he stocks a few common things for us." The mage leans down. "Keep that under your hat, though. Officially, the duke doesn't allow summoning of any kind." The mage turns and walks off.

The news bothers you a bit...you hope the duke soon changes his policy.

Then again, you've vague plans to do summoning yourself...

What do you do now?

>spend time reading the books, then head to the apothecary
>see if Flint is done on his end
>go to town, visit Joey
>go to town, explore
>something else

(for the purposes of easier gameplay, you've tucked the borrowed books into a corner and they can be retrieved at any time)
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>spend time reading the books, then head to the apothecary
The book that flew is the one we want for our succubus... but read the others afterwords.
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>>24615598
>Spend time reading the books
Flint knows where we are, he'll find us when he's done blushing and stammering.
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>>24615598
>Hey joey you see all that crazy shit that happened out there?
>That's you if you become a blabber mouth.

Actually, RESEARCH. Find out about the damn parasite already.
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>>24615598
Lets read for now, but visit Joey afterwards instead of apothecary.
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>>24615598
Read the book and seek out the apothecary.

We can always wait to perform the ritual until after we leave the city.
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>>24615598
>>spend time reading the books, then head to the apothecary
>>go to town, visit Joey
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>>24615598
>spend time reading the books, then head to the apothecary
That flying book is just asking to be read.
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>>24615598
Summoning a particular succubus could be harder than we think. We know her name, and knowing a demons name is a very powerful thing. If it is even her actual name, I don't see why she would of given us her true name. Are we just attempting to summon a demon to learn of the parasite? Go mention its name (was is shel'kath or something?) to the duke and see if it rings a bell. I don't know.
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>>24615674

I sincerely doubt that was her real name.
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>>24615598
If you think about it going to the apothecary is a wonderful idea! He might have some knowledge on potions or something that give mana when consumed.
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>>24615732
we can just visit the mana pool on our way to Abby and Adavan.
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>>24615729
It might be enough to summon her at least.
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>>24615729
Well yes. I could figure as much. That's the thing though. We don't have something that ties to her to summon her in particular. Attempting to summon a succubus could just summon any random succubus.
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It would be wise to not summon her in the duke's lands or with auriel nearby. I am not sure we should even summon her again.

>Threaten joey
No. Also there is no point for him to keep quiet anymore
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>>24615738
True, but I'm thinking more long term.
If we can find potions or things that hold mana naturally we can have something for when we are nowhere near a mana pool
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>>24615738
we should do this anyway, since they left from Jacob's Field and the trail Adavan left starts there
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You sit at a desk in the farthest corner you can find and prop open the offending book first - just in case.

For the first few pages, images assault your eyes. There are demons all over the inside cover and adjacent pages...all, it seems, with a bent toward human copulation. You see a few naked succubi, and their male form, incubi, carefully drawn and labeled. There's a hobgoblin-seeming creature with abnormally large genitalia. Following is what appears to be a man wearing a hat...to hide a blowhole, because his true form is a dolphin.

You're uncertain what to make of this human fascination with copulation...first the bars, then the beer, then Flint and his blushing, now this. What is it with these people?

You flip to the section on succubi...the details for a summoning ritual are all there, along with plenty of warnings of all kinds. Apparently all needs to be just right, or the succubus will escape its 'command structure' and suck out the summoner's soul. You feel as though you could probably handle such a situation without much difficulty. But more troubling is the threat of accidentally summoning something else if the sigil is off or the reagents are not of the correct type, quantity, or purity.

Obviously, more reading will be required, but you feel confident that in time you will grasp the mechanics of the ritual. You note the various ingredients required for succubus summoning.

As you leaf through, about to close it, you discover further information. A resummoning requires a slightly different ritual that is not described in the text...the sigil must be different. Apparently, after a summoning, a demon leaves a mark on the soul. Not visible, or otherwise detrimental, but an irregularity that must be accounted for - and something that can be used to intentionally bring back the same demon.

Still, you never summoned Annette personally, so that's not really an issue. But it may be useful in the future.

What do you do now?

>apothecary
>something else
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Here's an idea. See what other mages we can detect. Is there a shadow or spirit Mage around? That would be more in their realm than a water Mage.
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>>24615790
>Joey
>>
Other books, just a quick browse through for our parasite

then
>apothecary
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>>24615790

Oh, this is hilarity just waiting to ensue.

>the misunderstandings
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>>24615800
Completely forgot about the poor boy.
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>>24615790
Resummon the wisp/mote.
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>>24615790
read up on parasite, then find Jo jo
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Rolled 5

>>24615790
>There are demons all over the inside cover and adjacent pages...all, it seems, with a bent toward human copulation.
>because his true form is a dolphin.

You did this on purpose didn't you?

also find Joey
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>>24615790
Apothecary.
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>>24615790
Apothecary.
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>>24615821
>>24615790
I'll second, we don't need to try the summoning right this second
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>>24615790
To the apothecary!

By the way, do we have any money, or will we have to beat down the shopkeeper?
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Even if we obtain the necessary regents to summon, we should have the lich assist us in doing it.
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>>24615850

...money? What's money?
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>>24615790
how about
>read up on parasite
>find Joey
>have him buy stuff at apothecary
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>>24615862
this works, I like it.
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>>24615790
Let's look for a book on curses/shel'kath
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>>24615862
third
>>24615790
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>>24615860

Money is the substance you give before to prevent me from punching you in the dick.
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>>24615873
Seconded.
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>>24615862
I'll agree to this.
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>>24615862
>big scary shadow
>forcing little boy to buy succubi ingredients
>not suspicious at all
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>>24615860
Oh god I just remembered we don't know what money is.
Maybe drop by flint to tell him we are going to pick up some things at the Alchemist shop.
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You decide that your next stop should be the apothecary.

You browse through the books for any mention of parasites, but find nothing.

You put the books back on their shelf, confident you know where to find them, then exit the castle and head into town.

>writing
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If anyone's noticed, the summoning skill is still in red.

I say we keep reading in an attempt to better learn how to control and summon with more ease.
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>>24615860
>Yeah, put that on Duke Vellik's tab. I am a close personal friend.
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>>24615862
>>24615901

As hilarious as all this would be, you don't know about money, so you outright wouldn't think to do this.
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>>24615918
i imagine we need Magic Control of a unspecified rank to unlock it... like we did with water.
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err Magic Power I mean.
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I don't think we should waste exp on magic to so this. Have the lich do it once we go visit.
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You know I just had a thought.

Annette was willing to work with us because she wanted her freedom, and killing the Demon Lord would give her that. Do you think she'd act the same if we were the ones who summoned her and she weren't running around on the material plane of her own free will?
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You wander into the town, keeping to the shadows. There's no need to cause a panic.

There buildings clustered below the keep near the river are a bustling hive of activity. The crowd is thick with people and soldiers babbling and jostling one another on the way to various destinations. The scent of forges, cooking food, and horses hangs heavy over the cobblestone. Plumes of smoke rise from blacksmith after blacksmith, and the ringing of hammers on Kelveren steel overlays all the rest.

You keep to the rooftops, evading the gaze of archers posted on platforms here and there. They don't notice your passing. You pass by a large podium in a square. A man is reading a long document, and a few others are standing near loops of rope. A short distance further, a naked man in chains is being displayed in front of a crowd of merchants. You wonder what all these rituals are for.

Soon enough, you locate a building with a mortar and pestle on the sign above its door, back away from the busiest streets. You slip inside.

The shelves of the apothecary are lined with ingredients. Some are roots, others, green plant material. Still more are powders or crystals packed into jars. The sound of a man humming comes from behind a long counter, and you hear a rhythmic grinding from a back room.

What do you do?

>try to pick out what you need
>summon the apothecary
>something else
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>>24615992
She also pledged herself to us once she saw us completely destroy the rank and file demons so if we take the time to summon her back she will no doubt be singing the same tune.
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>>24616018

>summon the apothecary

SPAGOOTI TIEM

But honestly, I just want an actual expert to do the selecting for us.
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>>24616018
Pick out the stuff.
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>>24616018
>>summon the apothecary
>>something else
mimic a human and explain that we would rather not be recognized so pardon the "disguise"
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>summon the apothecary
We don't just need ingredients... we need ingredients of specific purity and thats dificult to tell with a glance.

And nothing is free, the Duke wanted something from you and was willing to give something in exchange... you can do no less for his subjects.
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>>24616018
We don't know much about all this wizard shit, summon the apothecary.

Have him package the stuff up, and then sort of pick it up and start leaving, then act confused when he asks for money.
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>>24616031

Oh right, I forgot about that.
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>>24616018
>summon the apothecary

haha time for capitalism!
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>>24616018
SHADOWS IN MAH SHOPS
STEALING MAH HERBS
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>>24616055

FUCKING SPOOKS.
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>>24616018
Use Mimic and use our shadow form of Flint and Summon the apothecary
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>>24616042
Go with this.
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>>24616042
second
"I require hebs, Ignore the shadow man in from of you...."
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>>24616060

A smart man approaches!
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>>24616060
No. No impersonating Flint to any extent ever.
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