Previous Threads:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Overhuman%20Animist%20Questhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/25093534/he Year is 2014, June, 13th, a Friday.In this timeline of Earth, on December 21st, 2012, the sky's color changed. Beyond the explanation of science, and much to humanity's alarm, the blue sky became a shifting array of hues, much akin to the Aurora Borealis.The people panicked, rioted, lost hope for the day of their destruction, had come... However, aside from what humanity performed upon itself that day... No one noticed an inherent change.. Save for a few people that had reached their breaking point that day.These people awoke to powers that could deny the very fabric of reality itself.. Many of them kept it secret, as under wraps as possible. Those that exposed themselves were taken away by their governments to keep the populus unaware of this phenomenon.These people came to be known colloquially as "Overhuman."The events to follow were only halted by this government intervention. Overhumans continue to appear... And there are those that have banned themselves together and formed highly dangerous terrorist cells.You are Petre Lupei, an unfortunate gypsy in L.A. that made a stop with his brother and father to sell some of their wares in the city.You and your brother find shelter in an apartment room of a destroyed building that miraculously survived most of the destruction that so many buildings have been wracked with.Pali took the first watch as you laid down to rest, however your crow had other plans for you... Pulling you out of your body to teach you a few things about your power.. and you defined the creature.Interrupted by Pali playing the hero, you ended up saving the damsel and discovering a new way to use your power...The damsel, Alexis Winters has a power, and she burned you by mistake as she attempted discovery..
Haha, time for gypsies.
Rolled 7Yay I'm actually here this time! At work for another hour so I won't be able to post much till I get home, though.
<That fight... with the one that broke our ribs... what was that... swarm thing that you did?">~Oh, that... We expanded the presence of our soul around that man to cut him off from what he was "eating."~<Is there a way to do that again?>~We could achieve similar results by covering an enemy with our Mantle... Though it is... Dangerous..~<Dangerous?>~Yes. Each time we expand beyond our own body, we become vulnerable to corruption... It would poke holes in our abilities, clog the energy that runs through our bodies as we try to fix now...~<So.. there is a side effect..>~Yes... we are afraid so... we must be especially careful against the ones that cast. If we had waited much longer, he would have gotten through the Mantle entirely.~<I understand.. I'll keep this in mind... fix.. do whatever you need to for now...>~It would be swifter if we worked together. We could teach ourselves the method...~> Learn how to perform self cleansing instead of sleeping.>Let the crow take care of it, get to sleep.(Last time the vote was 3 cleanse 2 sleep. I may continue that if you'd like.)
Rolled 17>>25123946Yes, cleansing is important. To not be so metagamey, we're a gypsy. The soul being clean or whatever is important to us.
>>25123946Yeah, go with cleansing.
Finally figured out how I want to do this.Unlocked specializations are in Black.I'll make a separate tree for the crow.Specializations first require the prerequisite skill to be trained. Petre's current limit for any given skill is 3.Already unlocked specializations may be trained further for additional abilities/passives/ etc.I'm going to see about giving each specialization its own tree.As a note. Specializations will actually be learned based on two conditions: The prerequisite skill is learned, and a meditation period into a spec is successful.It'll be based on a roll over a 5 hour period.The roll will be based on the total necessary prerequisites.So: Possession's total req is 6 1d6 target roll is 6.6 is success.4-5 reduces max roll by 1 for next attempt.2-3 is no change.1 increases max roll by 1 for next attempt.If anyone's got a better system, tell me. There will be bonuses if he trains with someone knowledgeable in the relevant spec.the bonus is an additional roll for the time period with whatever time reduction or increase the previous one incurs.
Also, for combat I'll be going back to roll-less unless I'm not sure as to the character's ability.
You consider it for a moment and then nod to yourself. The crow will be cleansing your spirit, your chakra.. soul.. aura... This is very important... Having a dirty soul as one of the Romani would bode well for your karma and overall fortune.<I will learn>You stay up the rest of the night keeping watch against hunger and thirst.The crow, your inner self reminds you of proper breathing in meditation.You begin to breath out the pain of your injuries and the atrocities of the day.Despite your fatigue, you feel nearly as rested as you would had you slept the night away.The night's sounds were not peaceful. There was more gunfire and the Crow had warned you of a few presences that had drawn close, yet none seem to have investigated the murder of the lightning man.After a night of meditation, you feel almost as good as new, broken ribs aside. With a touch they feel tender, however your breathing is unimpeded by pain and neither is movement. Your left hand however, the burn remains. That won't heal quite as easily.. at the very least, it doesn't hurt as much.The natural healing that you have with a clean soul is amazing.However the soul's purity does not cure hunger or thirst... Neither you, nor Pali have eaten since noon of yesterday.As Alexis and your brother wake up, you can see that at first, they are bear grief that the other day was not a dream...The sky is red this morning, And while that would have signaled a storm a few years ago, it's likely just the hues the aurora is going through.Alexis looks up, staring at the color," It's... it's like a cherry."Pali mumbles," Don't say that... I'm already hungry enough.."What will be the first course of action today?> Speak to your current party, see where their heads are at. (Write in appreciated)> Scavenge through the apartment rubble.> Leave... though where will you head?> (Other)
>>25124200Been following Shadow Quest?
>>25124603Nope.I saw it first in Gargoyle Quest.
Oh, I also just realized that if you guys actively seek out enemy specializations this tree might get pretty colorful...
>>25124523> Speak to your current party, see where their heads are at. (Write in appreciated)"Since this chaos started, we've all seen horrible things. I've had to kill four men and abandon many others to their fates to ensure my own and my brother's survival. Know this though, now is no time for grievances. We need to get out of this city.And on that note, the floor is open to ideas. Personally I think finding an abandoned boat at the docks and sailing our way to safety is our best bet."
>>25124742I almost feel like that's a l4d reference...
>>25124781Well I have been playing a lot of L4D lately...
>>25124803That'd do it. >>25124742Definitely going to include this. Going to wait about 10 mins in case there's anything else.
>>25124523Speak with our companions and rifle through the rubble.(What to say: Just ask them about what they feel like we should do)
Roll 1d10 for rubble-check.
>>25125211I hope high is good. Maybe we found a gun, or food.
>>25125222>Maybe we found a gun, or food.Or maybe a chocolate gun that shoots caramel bullets.
>>25125268Shut up and take my money.
>>25125296Send check to:123 Fake St., Falseville, FE, P.O. Box 55555To the name of: John Totally-Not-A-Scam Smith
With the light of day, and thirst/hunger at hand, the three of you begin to sift through the rubble and check around the room. Most of the building has collapsed however, it's a miracle that this room is even still standing. You find remnants of concrete among the debris and determine that these apartments must have had concrete in the walls, making them a bit more resilient.With your increased strength, you lead in a lot of the lifting, though even your strength has limits and you're glad to have Pali help you out, and even Alexis, though she bitched about it at first.After clearing out to the kitchen, you find some of the water pipes still spewing out water into the rubble underneath, and a fridge crushed, along with cupboards, that have still-good food within at the least.>Found food/water.Luckily, in your search, Pali determines that there's gas in the room and the three of you agree to be wary of any kind of sparks.Eating what food you three could scrounge from the wreck, in the bedroom, taking some time to talk, as the three of you are no longer busy. It's still early in the morning considering the time spent.The food and water does your bodies good.You begin, as de-facto leader,"Since this chaos started, we've all seen horrible things. I've had to kill four men and abandon many others to their fates to ensure my own and my brother's survival." You look at Alexis, the scavenging improved her disposition towards you, however she still has trouble holding your gaze." Know this though, now is no time for grievances. We need to get out of this city."Alexis is the first one to speak at that," There.. there are still other people out there.. I'm sure... And the... the murderers... We'll... probably run into more of them.. right?"
You shake your head at her,"I'm not invincible. I don't know if I could save anyone else let alone ourselves. We'll see more of them, I'm sure.. but..."Pali speaks this time," What if... what if they won't let us leave? They've torn apart the city in hours. Hours brother. What if it's barricaded?"Alexis chimes in," If it's this bad then help must be coming, the army wouldn't let this just go on."It dawns on you, Pali is right... this attack... an hour before it began, the city was fine. Now? It's in ruins and the noises suggest that they are not yet done.You had in mind to go southwest to the harbor and take a boat... it's only around ten miles away... though with the streets the way they are, most of that's going to be walking..."Well, what do you suggest?"Pali shrugs," What I have, we fight, and we kill that man, Susej. He killed father, so he must die."Alexis glances at the two of you as though she wants to say something, and so you put her on the spot," And what of you Alexis, what do you think we should do?"Her expression contorts with a bit of worry, and she shakes her head," I... I don't know... I think we should try to go to the hospital... it's where most people would be going if they were hurt or needed supplies with this.. mess... Though, we could also probably pick up my car.. and a few of my things from the university... It'd be nice to know if my friends there are okay... or... if...""Think nothing more of it Alexis. Now is not the time for tears." Your words, but out of Pali's mouth. You smile at your brother.> Go to the hospital, supplies.. and people... right?> The University, strength in numbers.. and friends of Alexis may be your friends as well.> No, there is no time... You will escape.. If Alexis does not come, so be it.> Take the fight to the terrorists. Pali is right.. there is vengeance to take...> (Other)
>>25125925> Go to the hospital, supplies.. and people... right?See if we can find somebody.
>>25125925(I'll be back in a bit, Dranule)
>>25125925"Susej is too powerful, right now. However, we know what he looks like and we know what he's called. When the time comes to take revenge, we will be able to find him. Try to keep control of your anger for now, Pali.Hospitals are out. Call me paranoid, but think about in all the horror movies you've ever seen. Hospitals are the first place to succumb or end up looted husk. Universities aren't much better, but if it hasn't been destroyed already allies and a vehicle would be useful."> The University, strength in numbers.. and friends of Alexis may be your friends as well.
>>25125925"I don't know, I don't really get a 'barricade' vibe from Susej. Seems more like your typical African warlord letting his soldiers go about raping and pillaging."
>>25126131Susej wears a mask. However you know his build, voice, and "mark." Golden Eyes.
1 hospital1 universityThough, geez. it's been slow lately... I need to keep reminding myself that the few people that follow this really like it.. and most people overlook it because it's not familiar... /I'm not an uber writer.
>>25126378You're fine.And I'm back from my shit.
>>25125925> The University, strength in numbers.. and friends of Alexis may be your friends as well.Never go to the hospitals.
>>25125925> Go to the hospital, supplies.. and people... right?I voted for this before as >>25125974Just saying it again so it's seen.
If we're stuck in a deadlock just flip a coin/roll a d2 to decide.
Rolled 2>>251267151 - Hospital2 - University
Rolled 2>>25126820I fucking always get 2s
You stare out into space as you trade a few words with the Crow, your inner self. You determine that you could make a trip to the University...You give words to your two companions, first directing them at Pali,"Susej is too powerful, right now. However, we know what he looks like and we know what he's called. When the time comes to take revenge, we will be able to find him.""But-" Pali begins to protest."Keep your anger under control Pali... It could very well get us killed."You direct your eyes at Alexis, and take a moment to take a drink of water bedore continuing," Hospitals are out. Call me paranoid, but that seems like it'd be the first place that would fall or end up a looted husk. A University may not be much better, but if it isn't destroyed, allies and a vehicle would be useful."Alexis actually looks you in the eye at that before turning away, her blonde hair falling over her face. "Thank you.. Umm.. I know the general way to get there.. though the streets are pretty messed up.""Brother and I have had little trouble moving yesterday.. except for running into some... of those people...""We will fight if we have no choice... Though running from some of them seems like it might be hard..."The three of you pack up some food and a bit of water to be safe. Alexis makes you all linger however as she's intent on cleaning the piss out of her clothes. Pali insists that she wear something that you guys found in the closet, and she ends up wearing it... though she still insisted on some of her undergarments...The time is around 10 when the three of you set out... heading Northeast through the streets at Alexis's direction... She ended up getting a pair of shorts that almost don't fit and a tank-top.Do you redon your headwrap and Sash? (Both are a bright red.)> Roll for encounter Chance (Low is good. high is bad.) 1d100
Rolled 43>>25127012No whammy, no whammy, no whammy...
Rolled 33>>25127012Keep rollin rollin rollin rollin
Hey man, don't delete rolls. I saw that 80 you rolled.
Oh hoh.I see a 90 on Foolz.And it was deleted...For shame. It's penalty time.
Rolled 91Fuck that 90 douche
>>25127211>Rolls a 91.Hue hue hue.
Rolled 34>>25127221Fucking dice roll high now, of all times.
Rolled 83>>25127237Fucking /tg/ dice
It's locked in as a 90 due to the deleter.Sorry that you all suffer penalty due to one's err... But it'll advance the story anyway.
>>25127351As long as we don't meet Susej, that's fine.And it's 90 and not 100.
>>25127363I had planned for it to be Susej if it came in at 100.You won't be seeing him again as of yet... Though now would be the best time to meet him.
You wrap your sash around your waist, tying it into place, and instead of donning your headwap, you bind your burnt hand to at least keep it from rubbing against less forgiving material. The silk feels good on it.Alexis apologizes to you again as she sees you do this, you assure her that it's fine... After all, who can predict what happens with these powers?~It's... good to have friends... isn't it?~ The crow ponders.<It.. just might be... I don't know if she's a friend to us yet though.>~She does not spite us... a good start, right?~<True...>You feel as though the crow's speech has gotten a bit more... amiable and down to earth.The three of you move through rubble the rubble of buildings and side-streets, following your father's compass to the Northeast.You find that all the buildings within the area have been reduced to half of what they were or more... Destruction everywhere... and more bodies... though it seems that there could be more..."I saw them... taking people that were alive Abducting or kidnapping them... I don't know..." Alexis mumbles out to you and your brother.Pali looks back to her," We saw a camp with a bunch of people trapped..."Alexis' expressopm brightens up just before getting a bit gloomy," Oh, they... Well they were alive... we.. couldn't like rescue them though, could we?"You and Pali are silent... You are reluctant to tell Alexis the goings ons of that place... How they'd drag someone up, ask them questions and just... snuff them out.After a time, however you note that the compass has moved strangely for more than a few blocks since you started... Standing still, and eyeing it with the others, you see that the thing has begun to spin in circles. You and Pali frown.Alexis speaks up," I... Well, I know the way... if I find the streets... Umm.. it's weird that a compass would be acting up like that... I'd think that like, has to do with electric fields..."
~We are being watched...~The crow warns, though you see no one around you.<What are you talking abo-> You begin to ask, and then you feel the world float away from you with Alexis screaming and a sharp pain in the side of your face.Something... something hit you...You begin to rise, only to be smashed down again, and see Alexis and Pali fall in turn. Your resilience shines through to your benefit, though you do not see an assaillant anywhere... You think you see a figure upon a building's lost radio-tower some ways up, however you can't quite tell.> Get ready for a fight against this unknown assailant >Make a run for it, though Alexis and Pali seem incapacitated.> Call out(Write in. *May attrack unwanted attention)> (Write in)
Rolled 8We can't abandon them. Fight, maybe see if we can rouse them?
>>25127680What is the range like on our lightning power?
>>25127872I don't think we actually got that lightning power, just learned what it was. We don't have the stats to actually use it yet.
>>25127872The lightning ability was discovered, however its beyond your current ability and not yet practiced.>>25127888has it right. Sorry for the confusion.
>>25127680> Get ready for a fight against this unknown assailantOnly thing we really can do. Try to get in a position from which we can defend Pali. Hopefully Alexis is sturdy enough as an Over to survive.
Oh, I'm sorry Current abilities are from the crow...>Mantle of Family: The properties are not yet known, however you surmise that this spiritual body is capable of blocking attacks directed at you, and those you are near. >(Can also block evoker casts so that they don't manifest... However it reduces the durability of the cloak)>Arms of the Father: The Crow has developed humanoid arms that can manifest within a personal range to assist in melee attacks and blocking. Increases the reinforcement and lifting potential of its user.Two primary skills are Tulpa-based.
>>25127975Would we have to expose our soul to corruption if we used the mantle to shield Pali and Alexis.
>>25128013Your soul is at 100% purity right now.With Soul skill at 3 it'll hold steady so long as a "caster" (Evoker) doesn't use a strong spell.However, the larger area that it covers, the more corruption it'll be exposed to. The mantle DOES have a bonus effect when it's used to shield others however...
>>25128076Alright, then I say we use the mantle to protect those two while we prepare to fight this guy.
>>25128095Yeah, it's worth the risk. I'll second this.
You manage to stand up, ready to fight.With a glance around, you see the man on the radio tower still staring down at you and your group however you feel another strike connect to your gut, nearly winding you..~There is a man before us.~<I know that!>~We mean, there is an invisible one.~It occurs to you, the strikes have felt like the blows of a fist, harder than usual of course, though distinctly human.As you're knocked back, you notice a slight crackle of electricity in the air and you think, "No."You tap into your pure feelings for Pali as your brother, and what camaraderie you've established with Alexis and you feel a shock shoot through your own soul, dazing you, though the energy that you had feared disappeared.You glance up and the man upon the tower has a cyan strip in his hair... you've seen that before...With the distraction, you feel another fist drive into your cheek and two blows driving into your still broken ribs... Though you still stand.The blows were weaker than before...Slowly, out of the air, a man withe a white star upon his arm slowly appears, his eyes wide with a touch of surprise, as he backs away from you suddenly... away from the area that you... feel... with your "Mantle of Family."The man raises part of his lip in a snarl as he stares at you with dark and predatory eyes," You... You are one of us... aren't you? You have a power...""I am not one of you." It was difficult to ready yourself properly before... though you may have a chance to strike now... though this man is actually speaking to you...> Attack him in the interlude before he vanishes again! (May state method. Current equip. Father's Knife. Crow Claws, Arms of Father.)> Speak with him... Maybe he'll tell you what's goin on? (Write in, may be done as free action)> Rouse Pali and Alexis, prepare to run...> (Other)
>Soul Purity: High
>>25128398Hang on, want to look something up in the archive real quick.
>>25128398Equip FATHER'S KNIFE to MAIN HAND. Then just try and be ready, don't attack yet.>Ask the Crow if he can identify what kind of Over this guy is.I figure we can starve him of energy if he's the kind that eats, I forget their real name.> Speak with him... Maybe he'll tell you what's goin on? (Write in, may be done as free action)"All three of us have powers, though those two aren't nearly as strong as me. Now, I don't want to kill you, and I don't want your friend over yonder to kill me after I've wasted my energy on you. Why don't we go our separate ways?"Bluff our way out.
>>25128680I'll second it. But dude, tone it down a bit. Seems a bit obnoxious.
Well I'm going to sleep. Seems like the thread died.
>>25129734.Along with my consciousness....I'll post next thread's time in the morning..
bumping real quick so this doesn't 404... going to write next post... and post time of next... if you guys are here I'll go ahead and keep going a bit...
With the lull in the attack, you quickly question the crow.<What kind is he? Does he eat?"~He is indeed an eater. We would have felt his presence, however he is a blank spot outside of the Mantle. He's experienced.~"Answer me." The man stares at you... you see that his body is studded with bone-white jewelry, though he carries no weapons but his own fists...You draw out your father's knife to you left hand, due to the burns in your fight... it might be a bit awkward at first, though it's better than nothing."All three of us have powers. The other two though, are not as strong as I. Now, I don't want to kill you, and I don't want your friend over there to kill me after I've wasted my energy on you. Why don't we go our separate ways?" You speak calmly and with a confident, disarming smile. this isn't the first time you've bluffed, and as a gypsy., lying to a stranger comes naturally, you see the slight loss of composure in the man... his advantage was that he was unseen, and now he's in the wide-open."Normally, I would go. Though the same friend over that I have other there... he is strong, and would kill me if I did. My order is to take people to the University... Over or not. Though an Over would likely find our leader far more.. accommodating.." The man's confidence returns, her perhaps he's indeed telling the truth about the Cyan-haired. With a glance up, you see that clouds have started to form as the day grows later, that cyan strip still illuminated."Well, what do you say? None of us die. And if Susej likes you, you get to go free.""Where will you be taking us?""I'll tell you, if only with respect to you as an Over... The University... Susej is... Teaching people there...">What'll it be?
> The University is no longer an option, you'll need to cut your way through.> Surrender to him.. if you recall correctly, there was a man with grreen eyes with this group as well.> Grab Pali and flee, your strength is enough that you can carry him at a decent enough speed..> (Other)
>>25133813Sunday at 2230 server-time will be next thread.
>>25133813> Grab Pali and flee, your strength is enough that you can carry him at a decent enough speed..And tell Alexis to run the fuck away too
>>25134418Writing for it.
>>25134583Would be nice if you had threads going on early instead of at 2 AM.(Kind of assuming you're in the U.S. which I vaguely remember is false)
>>25134737I am U.S.So I'm supposing the 2 A.M timeslot is what's about 7 or so for me.I might switch if it works out and run these in the morning instead of at night... that way I can actually get some sleep and wake up early... I woke up at like 5 a.m. before I started quest threads..
You keep your eyes upon the man, staring him down as he waits for an answer... he's keeping his distance now... at least since he knows that you can choke out his power... or at least the Crow can.You glance at Pali, still down from the blow. Alexis, beginning to get up again. You know that you can't go with them or else they'll discover that he has no power. You can only guess at what they'll do to him..Your only choice is.."Very well, I shall go with you," You say as you put the knife away and walk over Pali.The man smiles, showing white teeth," Ah, very good, Now, we'll pick up the boy.."I kneel down beside your brother, grabbing him to throw him over your shoulder. Unsurprisingly, he feels light based on your current condition.You glare at the man,"I will carry him...""Good then, I will take the girl.." He begins to move and Alexis gets up, staring at you in confusion.. likely she thinks that you're betraying her.. or rather, your brother."No, it appears that she can walk." You say as you get closer to her and then lean in next to her.."Run," you whisper.And begin to dash off in the opposite direction, bearing little in mind to the weight of your brother.Your body is fast, quick. You're surprised. You feel another jolt run through your mantle,and then a chill through your body. You hear a man scream in agony, and glance back to find that he's clutching his face, and Alexis running after you, though falling behind... Her Red Snowflakes glowing from recent use of her power.She must have used her power to burn the man's eyes... You are pulling far ahead of Alexis.. and the white star can't follow. However you see the cyan-hair drawing distance...> Slow down so that Alexis can catch up.> Keep pulling ahead, it doesn't matter if you lose her.> Stop completely so that the two of you can run together.> (Other)
>>25134829> Slow down so that Alexis can catch up.But don't stop. Slow a little, but keep on running.
>>25134885Samefag hereI have a question:>>25134829Can we throw something from the alley at him?
>>25134942Bah, I meant that the Cyan Hair's staying in the distance, on the tower that he had positioned, he's just watching.And you could throw something back at the two however they aren't giving pursuit...
>>25134966Then keep doing what I said before and slow down a little to let her catch up.But don't stop running. Just slow down a little
You slow down a bit from your enhanced speed to allow Alexis to catch up, but only enough for that. You can't risk stopping when there are threats behind you..She begins to come upon you when you sense a disturbance, however it's too late, your foot catches something and you see a flash of green before you fall to the ground in your run.You drop Pali and he rolls forward, and to standing.. at the very least, the kid's athletic.You hear a voice as you begin to get up."Seems that Jabani is losing his touch. The last rats we found were incapacitated without trouble..."You glance behind you and see that the thing you tripped over was some sort of green rope, extending from a patch of nearby grass.You notice that in your run, you've come to something of a courtyard... There are large buildings and it looks almost like.... A school?The realization hits you as you see that there are other men watching from the grounds... you're at the University...Alexis catches up in time, and the man's eyes flash green again and she falls as well, thick blades of grass entangling her.The man wipes a touch of sweat from his brow."You will be coming with me..."You try to get up, however the same foliage entangles your hands and begins to wrap around your arms...<Why can he do this?!>~The mantle, it's been torn apart by the Cyan-Hair.~ He feel a grimmness come over you as the man slowly approaches, however you feel another spiked chill run through your body as the man begins to clutch at his eyes, yelling."Ahh! What the fuck is this?!"You feel the vines begin to come lose and look back at Alexis to see that she's staring the man down, breathing heavily and sweat running down her forehead.Pali, unrestrained, takes the chance to tackle the man to the ground, forcing him down and the men standing watch by the buildings begin to head over with some speed... there's still some distance.. but you're thinking that you might be able to do this...
You pull at your bindings and rip the blades of grass that bind you out of the soil, you see that long roots had anchored them.Pali begins to go to town on the guy, hitting him over and over again...You feel a gust of warm wind slip past you as Alexis stops using her power.She smiles a little, though her eyes flick over to the two men that are running from the University...> Take advantage of the man, and slit his throat with Father's Knife.> Hold the man Hostage at knife-point, speak to the approaching men.> Rush to engage the two that are heading your way..> (Other)
>>25135327> Hold the man Hostage at knife-point, speak to the approaching men.Try to get out of this, but be ready to slit his throat when we need to.
>>25135327(Maybe we pause and continue later?)
Oh wow, this isn't dead.
>>25137125And I'm still watching.
I'm seriously considering doing these earlier in my own day. Might be better than doing it at night.
>>25137856Might be for the best. You did start this at 11PM 4chan time.
>>25137856>Might be better than doing it at night.No shit.And maybe get some publicity with a Quest Thread General Thread or a Q&A thread.
>>25138016Ehh, people get pissy if you start a QTG on any day but Saturday. Q&A thread might work though.
>>25138050I mean actually posting during a Quest Thread General.
>>25138063Oh yeah, that would at least attract attention to it.
I feel a bit pretentious posting about it in the generals... Most people in generals talk about the more popular quests... I don't know, I've just never been one for self advertising.Might help, but I feel like I'd be shoving it in people's faces..I know I could do this quite a bit faster with more ideas and votes flying around...
>>25138257If you don't advertise then no one will show up.
>>25138257You could try running it earlier to see if any of the people who followed Omar hop back in. If that doesn't work then hell, I don't know.
Why was the thread downvoted twice on sup/tg/?
>>25138299True, though what would I say about it? My main concern is not coming across it the wrong way.>>25138590I have no idea. I know that ever since Omar, there's been at least one person that downvoted every thread.I'm still willing to run this if you guys would like to continue. I've got a couple more hours.
>>25138648>though what would I say about it?What your quest is about and who it is about.Give information about the world and the character. That will draw people in.>>25138648>I have no idea. I know that ever since Omar, there's been at least one person that downvoted every thread.My guess is that the anti-quest faggots are out of school now.
>>25138648I'm in if you're willing to continue running. Also, pretty much what >>25138673 said. Just present information about the quest without really making it a 'pitch'. I guess. I don't know.
>>25138648I'm different guy than >>25138730 but I'm not really interested in participating in a quest right now. Maybe later tonight or tomorrow, but not now.
With the two men, approaching you call to Pali,"Get off of him!"Pali pauses and looks at you, confused. You grab him by the shoulder and pull him off the man, only to grab Green-eyes by the neck and bring him up to standing, restrict his arms behind his back with your father's knife to his throat.You yell at the approaching men, "Keep your distance or he's dead!"They stop in their tracks about 15 meters from you, their marks are violet bracelets upon the right and the maw of a beast upon the other's throat. Both glow brightly."Help Alexis up." You say to Pali on the side, staring at the two men, as they stare back in the middle of the College grounds... if what was said before is true, there are more inside...Pali kneels down by Alexis, you see a flash of her red, and the plants wither... It seems she's gotten a bit adept at using her power...One of the men yell at you," If you kill him, you are already dead." That's the bracelet one.The other seems to brush off your threat," He hasn't got what it takes. The newly awakened never do.""Wrong. I've killed four of you already to protect my family. You would make it seven. Do not test me."The men begin to walk around you, keeping distance, though they seem to be trying to divide your attention. The life of a comrade might not mean all that much to them.."I said don't move!" You press the knife into the man's throat, beads of blood drawn out from his flesh.Green Eyes spits," Please.. Please don't kill me... I... I don't want to d-die..."~He's lying. Kill him and be done with it. These three threaten your family...~Primary Action:> Give the green eyed man to the other two.> Bleed him.> Retreat, his weight means little to you.> (Other)Secondary>Speak(Write in)>Question Crow(Write in)> Tell Pali and Alexis to run.> Tell Pali and Alexis to attack.
Left to apply for student loans, back now.
>>25139119> Bleed him.> Tell Pali and Alexis to run.
Backing off from the two men as they draw around, you say," Pali, Alexis. Get ready to run...Alexis backs up near you, her eyes locked on one of the men,"It's... it's not working." Her eyes are glowing and you see beads of sweat forming at her brow.The men make their move and you slide the blade through the man's throat.Pali grabs Alexis by her hand and begin to flee, though you can see that the two men before you are fast.. faster than they should be...By the time Green-eyes fall violet-bracelet and animal-maw are already upon you...> Engage them with intent to kill.> Stall them until you, yourself can run.> Start running, try to draw them away from the others.> (Other)Feel free to write how he would go about the selected action.
>>25140344> Stall them until you, yourself can run.Hamstring sonOr alternatively, just try to use our crows deceptive reach to punch them when they won't expect it before fleeing into the night (Or day, whatever. We're not Batman....yet)
>>25140344> Stall them until you, yourself can run.Cut leg muscles. Or at least just injure them enough that they're weakened.
You advance to meet them, yet slip through violet-wrist's guard as you try to take his side.The man twists around mid- lunge to kick you in the head, however the Crow's arms block the attack before it connects, cutting it short.You see that Animal-Maw is intent on hunting down the other two and you realize that you need to deal with this man quickly.The Crow pulls his leg for you and you stab into his hamstring with father's dagger. You expect it to sink in, however it glances off of his skin, much to your surprise, and horror.His other leg comes up as he plants his hands down to twist out of the Crow's grasp, forcing you to block with your own arms as he delivers a front kick that drives you back even as you dig your heels into the grass.~If the Mantle wasn't in tatters...~<Is there another way?>~Lock him in close. We'll smother him then.~Violet-Wrist smiles a bit as he approaches you for a second "round.""Well, look at that, I haven't seen something like that before... A barrier? Interesting..."You realize that he didn't "see" the arms... This time, you rush into him. keeping your eyes open and catching one of his fists mid-swing with one of the Crow's hands. You're stunned for a moment that you caught the fist, you barely saw it..A second strike comes around and you catch it in your clothed right hand, the burn you took earlier hurts, but you bear with the pain.The main lifts a foot for another strike and this time you catch it with one of the crow's arms, locking up another limb as you slide the dagger through the crow's hand and into the "exposed" flesh of this man.You see his face twist into pain as he realizes that the dagger went through and you keep hold of his arms even as he attempts to draw away.
Twisting the dagger, you tear it out as crudely as possible right before he sends a kick with the other, and then you drop him and run. To the other man, Beast-Maw, as he pursues Alexis and Pali, gaining on them with incredible speed. He's faster than you, too fast.You don't think that you'll catch up to him before you van reach him... What will you do?>Often, there's some kind of creative use for a given power...> Throw your knife at him.> Pursue as you are.> (Other)Secondary> Call out(To who? Write in)> Question Crow(I'll do these in separate posts, technically, the exchanges take no time.)
>>25140894Can we try to use our crow arms to launch ourselves at him? Or use them as a frontal set of legs to lope after him like a gorilla?Also, call out to the other overhuman girl to try and burn him, hope our brother keeps running
>>25140894> Throw your knife at him.What if we tried to force the idea that the blade causes paralysis or something? Like it was poisoned?
>>25140951The former is possible. The latter is hilarious and also possible.
>>25141041I'll second loping after him like a gorilla then.
>>25141035That would require Shift(Concept) or possession which Petre currently has neither of.>Just realized that animist upon a weapon could become a ninja shadow-bind technique.Ballin.
With a growing distance between you and Beast-maw and the closing distance between you and he, you lurch forward in desperation and use the crow's arms to propel you forward in large loping strides, increasing your speed, yet even then, it's not enough.You hear Violet-wrist call out from behind you, "Rafat, he's behind you, get him!"Beast-maw glances back at you in your advancement and he drops to all fours, moving more like some kind of cat than an actual human as he turns to you, and pounces, his body changing into that of a were-cat, or better yet a were-jaguar.You raise the crow's arms to take a bite dished out with fangs and you call to Alexis,"Burn him! Burn him Alexis!""I can't, It's starting to hurt!"The Jaguar-man smiles at you with predatory, no, almost wicked intent.His claw swipes at your face and just barely block it with your own arm, the claws running in deep, you feel them cleave into bone.You unleash a scream from the sheer pain.This man is strong.. fast and strong.. and this form gives him natural weapons...What will you do?> Pull him in close, try to smother him and slash open his belly.> Force him off(Plot new strategy for this one)> Surrender... they're taking Overs alive.. right?> (Other)Secondary>Call out to(Who/write in)> Tell Pali and Alexis to run.
>>25141513> Pull him in close, try to smother him and slash open his belly.> Tell Pali and Alexis to run.
Rolled 18Smother. As for secondary idk.
You grip the Jaguar man by his head with the other Crow arm, even as his teeth sink into the one he's already bitten.You pull him in and stab into his gut, only to see that once more the dagger glances against flesh... this is... unsettling.You hear the jaguar chuckle and this time, the Crow takes initiative.~The things we do for family...~The arms violently twist the Jaguar-man's head, causing the wrest go his body to go limp.Ensuring that he will be no more, you slip your blade through the crow's arms and into the Jaguar-man's mouth. Stabbing upward.Tearing out the bloody blade, you cast the corpse to the side.Alexis and Pali stare at you from where they were and Pali begins to yell as you hear a wordless one at your back. You spin around upon your heel in the freshly bloodied grass and grab the other man with the Crow's arms, Placing one upon his throat, you slide it up his neck and into his mouth, putting him to the ground to choke on his own blood.No, you bend down and pull his head back, slicing across his throat as well, ensuring that he wouldn't be able to heal even if he could.No blood leaks out from your arm, you figure the Crow must be holding the blood in for you so you don't bleed out. . .However, this little skirmish seems to have drawn unwanted attention.You see several men leave the building through the front entrance... Are you feeling lucky?> No, We're leaving, now.> Yes, we can do this... I can do this.
>>25142157> No, We're leaving, now.Screw that noise.
>>25142157We are....THE CROW!We shall live to fight another day.Run away
You shake your head at what lies before you.. No.. you can't do this... You need to save these two first.. Alexis is weak, and you need to protect your brother.You turn to them," Move, we are running, we need to go."Alexis looks at you in a daze, sweat dripping down her brow as though she's taken to fever. She doesn't seem to hear you.Pali puts a hand on her shoulder,"Alexis, we need to go... Come on..." He begins to lend her his shoulder as she feels around, seemingly lost in a haze."We have'nt got time for this."You grab the woman and hoist her over your shoulder. Pali's about to say something, however he keeps silent.The two of you begin to run... Not taking the way that you came. The crow instructs you otherwise, there are enemies there.THe two of you run throught streets and rubble, past the corpses of men and woman, avoiding other enemies whenever the crow senses them from the "Other World." You begin to feel worse as all of that combat must've corrupted your spirit. However, you keep running, as does Pali.You can't tell for exactly how long the two of you kept at it, or where the crow was leading you... And then it happen... You feel a power suddenly rip through your mantle, iron bars snake their way around you and another set prop you up. This happens for Pali as well, however he goes down fully.You struggle fuitley against the bars with Alexis still over your shoulder, lost in her haze.And then you finally see what's before you.Military vehicles, a barricade, a line. You see corpses near you... this is a killzone.You're staring down the barrels of several men that have rifles trained upon you, one leaps over the metal wall and walks towards you and your brother.As he nears, you see that there's a distinct dark-silver glow to his eyes that veins down the side of his face, shining through a pair of aviator sunglasses.
>>25142927Thank god we saved Alexis, we probably look at least somewhat heroic. Even though we're a filthy gyp.
Stopping some distance from you, the soldier rests his rifle at ease and he speaks, loud and with authority... a certain southern, almost creole accent to his speech."I am Staff Sergeant, Jacques Moreau. Are you an enemy, or a victim?"You never once before in your life trusted the government as your father has always distrusted them... but now... "Please... Please help us...."Staff Sergeant Moreau puts a hand to his helmet,"These are not hostiles, I repeat, these are not hostiles."Bringing his hand down, he takes a look at your arm, the dirt that you and your brother share, and then Alexis,"Seems you've had it rough.. Lets get you all cleaned up."The bars locking you in place snap open and fall back into the rubble, lying in wait.(To be continued next time... or later tonight at like 0030)
>>25142980Alexis was saved with minimum waifu bs... think she'll be useful in the future?
>>25143038Maybe, that burning people's eyes thing was pretty useful. She seems a bit... dimwitted though.
>>25143038She doesn't seem like she could hold up well enough under pressure to be of any kind of use.
>>25143038I don't know how useful she would be for our great gypsy caravan of misfit overhumans, but ehh. Maybe.
>>25143142Well, she was "normal" less than 24 hours ago.Petr'e well adjusted due to the fact that he's a gypsy and has at least been through some crazy shit in his life. No terrorist holdout situations, of course, but his superstition has also come through in accepting a lot of the crazy shit with the crow.Well adjusted is definitely the word for him.
Rolled 11>>25142157Daym. The crow is one BA mother fucker.
Bump in case of OP's return.
The Staff Sergeant guides you and your brother past the established barricade and takes the three of you to a tent with what look like other injured refugees, there are at least thirty other people within this tent, and you see that at least five of them have some sort of mark...With the obvious marks of Sergeant Moreau, you could guess that they know what they mean.Once in the tent, you lay the feverish Alexis down upon a free cot. Soon, a man walks up to you, with a gentle, though hardened smile, "I am Dr.Willow, I've been helping these.. people here after rescuing them from the terrorists, if you would let me address your wounds..."You eye the man warily... you are tired, tired and you know what you are.As a Romani, it would not be right to have a doctor outside of the tribe dress your wounds... will you allow the man?Staff Sergeant Moreau stands by you and your brother... This med-tent seems to be fairly successful, though most of the injured resting seem to be distraught over the whole predicamend much like you and Pali. They all must've lost people as well.The doctor looks at you expectantly, it seems that he would like you to sit down on one of the bedsides.> Refuse..> Accept.Secondary> Speak,(With whom, Write in)> Show them the marks upon your burned right hand.> Be sure to hide the marks upon your right hand.Tiertiary>Question the Crow>What do you think of this military encampment?> They will keep my brother and I safe.> They are just a stepping stone to freedom.> I could use them to take revenge on Susej.> (Other)
>>25148221> Refuse.."I heal very quickly, don't worry about me."> Speak w/ Staff Sergeant Moreau"In case you didn't know, the leader is a man called Susej. He is a tall, lean African with golden eyes. Right now he is at the University to 'teach' people. He seems to have a lot of people like you and me there."> They are just a stepping stone to freedom.As for the marks on our hand, don't make a point of it but don't hide them either.
>>25148394I brought up whether you'd like to hide the marks or not because they're currentkly hidden by the wrappin that was put onto the hand due to burns caused by Alexis.So, as of right now, they don't know that Petre has a power.They'll of course see that Alexis has a mark when they see her eyes...
hmmm, a shame that there's no one else.>>25148394My one and only friend...I'll start back up Saturday morning, like 10:00 Server-time. I'll be saving your selections for then.Good night!
>>25148614Night Dranule. See yah Saturday.
>>25148394Normally I would fully agree, but remember how we tasted the power of lightening and unlocked the ability to learn it? We could do the same with the ability to heal others.It could have saved father, it will probably save brother in the future.Also, we should give him a detailed description of ALL the overs we saw serving under sanjev, and the specifics of what they spouted, How they are subjecting people to suffering and pain to awaken them and killing off normals and any overs who resist.>We went to universityWe actually explicitly overheard his underlings state that he was going to the university.>Alexis waifuHonestly I am more shipping her with our brother.
>>25150740Oh, and the overs fighting sanjev... the guy with the gun, atlas (invoker), jen (atlases wife who is exvoker)any bit of info can help them win this fight and our revenge is served if someone else does the killing too.
Rolled 19Just in case somebody sees this and I don't get time to post it on Saturday; We should REALLY learn soul stitching. It sounds incredibly useful.