Continued from previous thread.Writing...
>>25027141Shadow Quest, Predator Quest, and Ogre Civilization Quest, all at the same time. Glorious multitasking!
>>25027141Our savior has returned!
>>25027152You forgot the genius that is Bioweapon Quest.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/25023529/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGyAqbezgZUShe still doesn't understand.You speak so only she can hear.<Do you think you are somehow special?> you say. <That you are the only thing which suffers? To not exist is to be free. It is existence which is true suffering.<I never asked to be thrown into a world I did not understand with my memories torn from me> you tell her. <I do not know what I am. I do not know where I come from. But these worries are ultimately unimportant, because it is I who defines who I am, and it is I who chooses my purpose. To allow pain and worry to chose your purpose is ultimately to be controlled by the world around you. I rebel against that control.>You seize the Shard of True Darkness within you. <Feel this, and understand what you seek.>Loneliness blasts out at her in a wave. Xella flinches backwards. Her eyes widen. She trembles as the cold, searing Isolation grips her.You cut it off. She's fallen to both knees. You stand above her. <Nothingness. Loneliness. Isolation. They are not the peace you imagine them to be. They are not the silence of a easy rest. They are terrible to behold, are they not?>"...yes."<I will create a place for myself, and those for whom I care, that is free from that pain. A place of life, that avoids that pain.You again speak so the room can hear. <That is why you cannot consume everything,> you finish. <Do you understand.>Xella nods. "...I understand. Please, spare me that feeling. I don't want it again."<It is not my intention to intimidate you. Merely to demonstrate what you ask for.> You step back. <Stand.>Xella stands. She bows low to you. "I shall not question your will on this matter again, Shadow."<Good.> You look at Auriel. <Are you satisfied?>Auriel glances at Rogul. "Chieftain...is the demon under strong lock and key?""As best I can manage," Rogul says. "The Shadow has bent the creature to its will, as you asked.""...fine. But when this is done...the demon is as well."
>>25027141The last thread didn't get fully archived. I've still got it open, though, right up to the end.See foolz for the whole thing, but here are Shadow Master's posts that didn't get archived:<It should not take a threat from me for you to show restraint. Are you of the Shadow?>"...I am, in part," Xella says.<The Shadow consumes,> you say, <but not indiscriminately. Not without purpose. The Shadow is arbitration. It is justice.>"...I don't understand."<Then listen.>You wave of Impressions strikes her. You show her a shadow of chaos, oppressed by the light...and then another, resting on moonlit scales. You display them images side by side, contrasting them.You show her a world that becomes coated by shadow. The world vanishes, and disappears. And then the shadow itself disappears, and there is nothing left.You show her the image of yourself leading the battle at Kelvere, and the mages of many elements following behind you. And then you show her an image of yourself fighting alongside an angel, confronting a demon that is interested only in chaos, in consumption, and domination. You make clear this is not only at the detriment of everything else, but ultimately, to the demon, as well."You are like me, is that what you mean?"<It is. And so you should see my logic.>"I do...but it doesn't matter."<Why not?>"We are monsters. Demons are of energy. We have no souls. We are created as figments of spells, made real by the thoughts and pressure of souls that have their own existence. We have no existence of our own. We already are nothing. Tortured in a nothingness that never goes away...that can only end when there is no more pressure to form us.""You seem real to me," says a young voice. The room turns to face Joey. The boy has been silent for some time, but his face is firm. His hands are clenched tight. "You're real, on your own. You can think and understand. And you're not a monster. You're just something different. Like Shadow."(cont)
It seems Xella has been reigned in significantly.But ultimately, what do you do?>desummon her. It's too dangerous to have a demon around, "tamed" or not.>keep her around. She's no longer a threat to passing humans, and she could prove a powerful ally.>something else
>>25027190(Shadow, I highly suggest we use the music I'll link to for an epic battle between Us and some Great Foe we'll face.)>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aYiiGd3PZc
>keep her around. She's no longer a threat to passing humans, and she could prove a powerful ally.we shown her what it means to be something. Now its time to see if she has learned from it.
>>25027230"...something different." Xella gestures around her. "The spell keeping me here, holding my existence, is quite apparent. I am no more real than a screwdriver. And we can only rest when there is nothing left to force us into reality. We never asked to be made."Roll 1d100(then)File: 1369463350210.jpg-(12 KB, 420x280, Hold on to your Butts.jpg)>>25026822>>25026819 (You)>>25026816>beating that DC 70 2/3 rolls>oh boyThen some crazy person posted a pony, and then the statistics showed "page 11" for one brief instant before "This thread has been pruned or deleted".
>>25027232How effective is a 0 mana bind?
>>25027230>The last thread didn't get fully archivedIt automatically updates itself. It will be fully archived. I don't know why people keep saying shit like this.
>>25027230>keep her around. She's no longer a threat to passing humans, and she could prove a powerful ally.We could use this as a building block for teaching her.
>>25027232>keep her around. She's no longer a threat to passing humans, and she could prove a powerful ally.We got lucky and managed to power of friendship her, might as well keep her around.
>>25027232>keep her around. She's no longer a threat to passing humans, and she could prove a powerful ally.But don't be afraid to tell her not to do anything or to give her a good smack if she does something seriously stupid.
>>25027269Even for a thread that gets pruned? I didn't know that.
>>25027232>>25027270Meant to link this.
>>25027269>It automatically updates itself.Not once the thread has been pruned it doesn't.
the sup archives can't update what is deleted already. It won't get updated with the rest now.
>>25027269Nope. The last post in the archives is:"""Captain Middle of the Road Brutus 05/25/13(Sat)02:06 No.25026468>>25026432use Impressions to convince Xella of an alternative point of view, and then enforce your will"""and the thread no longer exists to update from.
>>25027232keep her aroundhave her take a more subtle apperance and lets done our own Replicate
>>25027232Keep her for now. If we de-summon her now, it would ruin whatever progress we made towards making her less evil.
>>25027325A splendid idea!
>>25027269If a thread 404's before the archive gets it, the posts are gone forever.
>>25027232Keep her around for now; no sense banishing her after we went to that much trouble showing her another path.Also, I say we should give Auriel a brief blast of that Shard of True Darkness as well. No reason for us to have spoke where only Xella could here.
>>25027350Blast Auriel with isolation? AURIEL WITH ISOLATION?Do you even know the character you're talking about? That is quite possibly the worst idea.
>>25027350>I say we should give Auriel a brief blast of that Shard of True Darkness as well.That's a fucking stupid move.
<Then you're with us,> you tell Xella. <I've given you a chance. Don't waste it.>"Yes, master."You turn. <Shadow will do, Xella. Shadow will do.> You look at the party. <We need to move, quickly.>They all nod. "Let's go."Obis walks to Rogul and clasps his shoulder. "...thank you, my friend. For everything.""I need no thanks." He glances at Xella. "Keep an eye on the creature.""We will."You march up into refuge. Obis takes a moment to say goodbye to Rogul's daughter, and then you trek off up the other side of the river.You reach the canyon into which Adavan's symbol points. You glance back at your party. You've the son of the Lord of Dobshire, the exiled prince of Kan Abar, a former angel, a young village boy in deep over his head, and a demon following just behind you.You feel as though your life has swiftly grown rather complicated.You enter the canyon.<I've been considering adopting a more human form, to more easily interact with humans," you tell them. You shift into the shape you've imagined...
>>25027405"I feel your pain."
>>25027445>You shift into the shape you've imagined...OH SHIT NIGGA IT'S HAPPENIN'
>>25027445I guess we know what time it is!Hope we don't forget the hat.
>>25027445>You shift into the shape you've imagined...I do hope we remembered to manifest clothing along with our human form, or the succubus will be all over us.
>>25027445<What do you think?>"Are you supposed to be a man, or a woman?" Obis asks.<Neither. Your opposing genders give me enough grief as it is.>"I like it," Xella says. "It's kind of kinky. Do you have both sets of parts, too?""Can we -not- have this conversation?" Auriel asks."What?" Xella says. "Afraid of exploring your hermaphroditic fetish?""I'm warning you, demon. I'm not as lenient as the Shadow.""You're more lenient than it is," Xella says solemnly. She's been flapping around in the air, but she hovers over Flint's horse, and lands directly behind him, just behind the saddle. "Mind if I join you, Donny? My wings are tired.""...well...uh...that's not really...um..."Auriel's words come short and hard. "Get. Off. The. Horse."Xella sticks her tongue out at her. Auriel looks ready to begin another spell, but Xella takes off once more.But not before pecking Flint on the cheek. "We'll have plenty of private time later, Donny.""Uh...m-maybe we shouldn't...um...things like that...don't..."But Xella is already off, scouting ahead down the path. Auriel's gaze bores into the poor knight. He scratches the back of his neck. "What?""Enjoy that, did you?""No, of course not," Flint says immediately."Good." Auriel straightens in her saddle. "Otherwise I'd have to kill you."Flint swallows hard.Obis sidles up to you and gives you a nudge. "This...is going to be entertaining. By the way, your new look is good. Very Shadow Mage."<Entertaining is the not the word I had in mind. But thank you.>--------------------------------------------------------End of thread.metateethetc
>>25027580Superb return of shadow quest SM.Will stalk your twitter for more.
>>25027580>Xella's face when
>>25027580I'd just like to say that this past week without Shadow Quest to look forward to was horribly dull, please don't do that to use again
>>25027580God damn.GOD DAMN.That's so fucking amazing, I was not present for the draw thread that spawned that awesome picture. Whoever drew that deserves medals and awards, fucking hell.
>>25027580It's been a delight, as always.Looking forward to the next installment.
>>25027636Indeed, no shadow quest was a fucking nightmare.
>>25027580Another wonderful thread SM.Maybe if we are lucky next thread we will finally catch up to Abby.
>>25027580I'm a bit surprised Joey didn't react all that much. Probably a good sign.Hope to see you and your quest again soon SM.why the fuck did my last sentence sound like the end of a love letter
>>25027636>>25027620Sorry, still very busy this weekend. However, I think I have Monday and Tuesday off, or something like that. Well, it'll be on the twitter.https://twitter.com/ShadowMaster_tgBoth threads are archived.
>>25027580Does it impair Shadow at all to hold that form?
>>25027795Good night quest,good night moon,good night Shadow Master,the glorious loon.Good night Shadow,Good night future king,good night angelwith nary a wing.Good night knight,good night squire,good night parasitedie in a fire.Good night succubus,good night thread,good night Shadow Master's teeth,and now to bed.
>>25027689Thanks for the two awesome threads.So much awesome, one thread cannot contain it all.
>>25027232>keep her around. She's no longer a threat to passing humans, and she could prove a powerful ally.She should be fine.
Just imagine Flints face if we tell him that we have been getting Xella to tell us what all of the things he was embarrassed to tell us meant, not to mention his face if we decide to confirm their meaning...
>>25031471Oh lawd. Loudly discussing human mating rituals with the succubutt while Auriel and Flint cringe and Prince whatshisface laughs like a hyena.I'm down.
>>25027141>tfw you miss entire thread, because just one night, you did not check twitter for it.