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

Suptg Archive: (scroll to bottom)

http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=Shadow+Quest+

Archive compiled using with only story posts for easier read-through (update status unknown):

http://pastebin.com/6RzLX9Yp

Twitter (quest times, cancellations, updates):

https://twitter.com/ShadowMaster_tg

Theme music:

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

You found a Shadow mana pool hidden below Refuge in the upper levels of the Timorian Deep. You fought a powerful Shadow Elemental and consumed it, earning a Shard of True Darkness...though you don't yet know its purpose.

In the early morning, you finally resolved Flint and Auriel's relationship. Flint has openly declared his affections for her, and, for now, has put his old pains firmly behind him. Satisfied, you took some time to reflect.

You met with the Sage, Taremtis, who answered one question from each member of your party. You learned that Kirt is in fact Obis Vin, the rightful king of Kan Abar. He has decided to assist you on your journey, but remains undecided on whether he wishes to return home and face his brother.

You managed to resummon the succubus, Annette - and learned her true name, Xella. Using your Shard of True Darkness, and with a little help from Joey, you managed to convince Xella that indiscriminately devouring humans is not a good thing. She has promised not to question you again, at least on that.

You've made it through the Rock Worm nesting ground, but Adavan chose a dubious exit - the tunnel left behind by a huge worm. You fought and delayed a smaller rock worm from, but the battle collapsed the cavern entrance behind you.

The party continued through the cavern, and barely escaped an ambush set by the Vog - vicious, burrowing creatures with interlinked minds and powerful earth magic.

You arrived in Palthair. After relating to Flint and Auriel Xella's casual treatment of their lives, and admitting that she cannot be trusted, you worked with them to banish her. Something corrupt possessed Xella's fading corpse - something that identified itself as Legion, and seemingly briefly your prescence for Erebus. While it was powerful, you managed to subdue and consume the horror.

The battle destroyed the tavern you staying in...but everyone escaped unharmed. However, you were quickly surrounded by the city folk...
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Huzzah.
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Ability Tree

GREEN abilities have been unlocked and learned.

BLUE abilties are unlocked, but are not yet purchased.

RED abilities are revealed, but locked due to prerequisites.

UNDERLINED abilities are active-use, as opposed to passive. Not all active abilities require mana.

Unlocked Ability Descriptions:

http://pastebin.com/edhi4V2Y

Books the Main Character has read:

http://pastebin.com/X59yWD5p

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Active (intent-use abilities that don't require mana)
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Consume - Devour the latent energy of enemies and magical artifacts to add to your own power and restore your health.

Glide - Your aura allows you to glide, dropping safely from large heights or covering large distances if starting from a high position. Gliding is always stealthier than flying.

Flight - Spread wings of darkness to soar through the air. Carrying capacity is based on physical strength.

Supersonic - Fly at supersonic speeds. You'll move extremely fast, but suffer a large penalty to stealth and magic stealth. Takes 1 turn to activate.

Mimic - Take on the vague form of things you've seen. Won't stand up to close examination, but works well in the dark.

Snuff - You shadow can put out the lights it touches.

Blink - Sight-range teleportation. (Cannot blink through walls, through the ground, into places you can't see, etc. 5-turn cooldown in battle. Auto-cooldown if battle ends. You can only Blink yourself and inanimate objects on your person. Max range 1/4 mile or 0.4 kilometers)

Focus - With a burst of concentration, you can significantly improve your detection of both the mundane and magical, but you also drastically increase the risk of giving yourself away. (think sonic ping)

Berserk - Ignore your defenses and strike all around you in a vicious physical assault. Difficult to determine friend from foe.

Shadow Eater - Eat an enemy's shadow for a small heal. Their shadow will regenerate over the course of a day.
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Oh boy oh boy oh boy
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>>25207622
We are back! Again!
If you want you can delete the other thread SM.

Also, go operation Super Sonic dick punch.
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>>25207622
>tfw you finish catching up with SQ just in time for the next thread
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Spells (and other abilities that DO use mana)
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Shadow Strike - Strike the foe with needles of darkness. (base power 2. Costs 2 mana)

Shadow Assault - Launch a flurry of shadowy projectiles at the enemy. (base power 4. Costs 4 mana. Can hit multiple enemies)

Nightflare - Disrupt target spell or enchantment. (costs 2 mana)

Shade - Create an illusory projection of yourself to confuse enemies. (dodge buff. Costs 1 mana)

Spirit Whip - Lash the enemy with a whip of spirit magic. (base power 2. Costs 2 mana)

Bind - Trap an enemy in ropes of spirit magic. May spend 0 to 10 mana (determines strength).

Water Strike - A pressurized blast of water imbued with magical force. (2 base power. Costs 2 mana)

Heal - Spend either 2, 4, or 6 mana to heal a target 4, 7, or 10 HP, respectively.

Purify - Spend 3 Mana: 100% chance to heal 1 ailment on target. Spend 6 mana: 85% chance to heal all target's ailments. Spend 9 mana: heal all of a target's ailments and the ailments of all those you are physically touching.

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Summons
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Wisp - A shadowy wisp from the Nether. (2 base shadow attack). Costs 1 mana to summon, 1 mana per action. Never breaks your control; if you run out of mana, it will merely vanish. [Level 0, Shadow]
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>>25207672

We are going to punch this lich in the dick so hard that Hecate will go "FUCK ME, WHAT WAS THAT?"
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HAHA TIME FOR SHADOW QUEST
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Current Statistics:

HP: 35/44
Mana: 2/20
EXP: 3
Humanity: 105
Temerity: 68
Shards of True Darkness: 1

Party Members:

Sir Donovan Flint - A knight of Dobshire, the capital of Arland. Fourth son of the lord and ruler of Arland. Wears iron armor and wields a two-handed longsword. 29 years old.

Joey - A young boy from Jacob's Field, now Sir Flint's squire. No particular magical talent. Wields a shortsword. 16 years old.

Angel Auriel - Formerly a powerful angel of the Ringed City, now traveling with you, ostensibly to protect Sir Flint and Joey from you. Wears heavy plate steel and wields a one-handed sword and a wide, round buckler. 732 years old.

Obis Vin - The exiled Prince of Kan Abar. He wears steel-adamantium plate armor and wields a Ram-headed shield and a one-handed sword. 32 years old.

Summoned:

Wisp (1 mana per order, does not break control, stealths with you)

Equipment:

Utility belt with purse

Inventory:

Shadow Sword Shard x 2
Fancy Sun-Moon Key
Mind-Scribing Pen
Succubus Reagents x 1
Jen Fang's Diary (Abigail's father)
Golem Power Core

Current Location:

Palthair
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>>25207689
Yep. For the first time in Shadow Quest, I regret not buying schattenkrieg
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>Last time...

Something's off about the townsfolk.

You can't quite place it.

You quickly adapt your normal form and join your companions. Joey nervously ducks back into a half-collapsed nook.

"U-uh," Flint stutters.

"Real eloquent, there," Obis mutters. "I'll handle this." He steps up in front. "Good people. An explanation is at hand, if you'll lend me your ears."

"None will be required," comes a dry, rattling voice.

You stiffen. That sounded like Adavan.

"No torches," Auriel says. She glances around. "None of them have torches. It's practically pitch black."

You realize she's right.

A man in dark robes steps forward from the crowd. He draws back his cowl.
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Rolled 88

VoidBearer, the original bearer of voids is reporting for duty!

Rolling for dick punching, or phylactery punching. You know...
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Auriel's eyes widen. Her mouth drops open. "...Magnock."

"...I know your face," the lich says. "...Auriel."

"...you can't be alive. You should be dead!"

Magnock chuckles long and slow. He drags a new breath through rotting teeth. "Dead? How can you kill something that's already died, I wonder?" He slowly casts his gaze on Flint, you, and Obis. "...hmm...Adavan's friends, no doubt." Magnock raises a hand. The tip of his staff glows. The people of the town begin to shuffle forward.

In the distance, you hear a slow, even rumbling. After your battles, you know that sound well - the footsteps of a golem. Or several golems.

"He'll be happy to see you," Magnock says. "I've almost broken him. And after he's done with...the girl, and the rest of you." Magnock grins. "What a joy to have my old nemesis as my personal slave. I'll have plenty of fun with you, Angel."

Auriel tightens her grip on her sword. "You're old, you rotting sack. Weak."

"And I've been busy rebuilding." Magnock's grin grows larger. "But it looks like you're the pot calling the kettle black, my lovely -Highest-." He licks his decayed lips with a tongue that's just a bit too long. "I'm looking forward to seeing how every part of you tastes."

You glance at Flint, and you see a look on his face you've never seen before - a murderous rage, barely restrained.

Your party backs itself into a circle as the enslaved townspeople draw closer. Magnock laughs again.
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>>25207622
Is it just me or is the nose on that picture obscenely large?
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"Shit," Obis mutters. "Auriel, you know this lich?"

"...an old enemy, from a long time ago." You stand in the middle of your companions. Their eyes shift back and forward over the approaching crowd. Magnock hasn't moved. "Watch his staff. He knows powerful mind magic. These people are innocent, but..."

"But we don't have much of a choice," Obis says.

"If we can slay Magnock, or at least disrupt his concentration, they'll be freed," she says.

"Oh, great." Obis rolls his eyes. "All we have to do is reach the lich on the other side of the mind-controlled horde. No problem. I have mentioned I don't know any magic?"

"...Shadow could do it," Flint says.

Auriel glances at you, then back to the people. "Maybe."

Joey is still up in the tiny fragment of the tavern still standing, safe, for the moment.

You're almost out of room to back up.

The rumbling sound in the distance is increasing in volume...and tempo.

What do you do?

>try to get your backs to a wall. I'll get the lich.
>we're unprepared and surrounded. It's time to retreat.
>think of another strategy
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Something to think about~

Now before we get started we are likely going to get more than 15 exp. From this fight and I just want you to think on this.
Who was it that sat in his own tomb fueled by the single thought of revenge for hundreds of years and just as he was about to enact his plan a shadow made him see what would really happen if he acted on his plan.
This one single flame that he had held onto during his years of imprisonment was put out within moments and with that gone he now had no purpose.
That is of course, until he was given one.
With his new purpose he has kept our dearest Abby safe. He traveled alone with her through the most dangerous terrain just to make sure no one besides us could follow him.
He protected her the whole time we were gone until he came upon the city of what might have been an old ally. This lich which we have every intention to destroy is what he would have become if he had given in on his journey and no doubt there was the temptation to do just that with meeting this new Lich.
But he didn’t and what did he get for his trouble? Torture. This man has done us a great service and it is my opinion that great service deserves great reward.
Gentlemen, I propose that in light of what he has done and no doubt gone through for us that he is given the honor of being the first servant.
Let’s bring even more purpose to his life by making him The Grand Teacher: He who will teach all the other servants that come after him.
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>>25207770

It's not just you.
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>>25207777

My first instinct is to retreat, but it will make trying to sneak back in twice as difficult. We're going to have to come back eventually.
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>>25207770
That's okay, Mr. Shadow is obviously a Jew.

>he is hated universally by almost all cultures
>most people don't realize how powerful he is
>he promotes tolerance and multiculturalism to support his secret agenda
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>>25207777
Fly up. Sonic. Punch in the face.

Hold them off for a moment.
We got this.
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>>25207777
>think of another strategy
Well we could always CONSUME him. Immediately. He of course will reform soon, next to his phylactery, but we will still be empowered by the CONSUMption, and have time to find and destroy his phylactery.
I believe it's time to, once again, CONSUME!
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>>25207777

as much as I want to rip and tear...

>we're unprepared and surrounded. It's time to retreat.

lets grab them and fly off. when they get somewhere safe we sneak back in and try to determine where our other friends are.
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>>25207777
Tell everyone to watch out, then activate berserk. Fuck consequences.
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>>25207777
you know what must be done
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>>25207843
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>>25207849
>being this dumb

He's a powerful lich. We nearly died back when we tried to eat some soldier-rank fire mages. let's not try consuming him until after he's a bloody pulp.
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>>25207883
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>>25207883

oh wow
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>>25207872
Tsun Tsun, as much as I respect your opinion, that's a really bad idea.
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>>25207872
What the fuck is wrong with people tonight? We were just discussing the innocent, mind-controlled townsfolk and you want to berserk?
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>>25207893
We also nearly died when fighting an angel, and then we CONSUMEd Dickziel's face.
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>>25207893
If we can fly and get one really good hit in we can consume him.

Won't even take more than a few minutes.
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>>25207777
Drop our human disguise and reveal ourselves to Magnock in all our shadowy glory.

"Kneel before your master, lich!"
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>>25207777
>try to get your backs to a wall. I'll get the lich.

Let's fuck 'im up
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>>25207777
>try to get your backs to a wall. I'll get the lich.
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>>25207947
>You quickly adapt your normal form and join your companions

reading comprehension, bro
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>>25207872
Berserk is a bad idea in this situation.

We want to be of a clear mind while we rip and tear this lich to pieces.
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>>25207937
We've learned not to auto-CONSUME, if you want to CONSUME I suggest whittling down his health a bit.
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>>25207777
I think we need to make a tactical retreat and scout the town to figure out a plan.
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>>25207932
>>25207919
Kay. Then use our new superstrong to lift everyone and fly away on the Air Shadow.

Buy spirit resist while away, come back and commence dickpunch.
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>>25207777
Alright, everyone's first instinct is to rush in and attack him, but we really do need to retreat and prepare, at least to get to a better tactical position.
This doesn't mean we can't make an offensive retreat.
Help the others escape, while using our new strength to throw beams of the collapsed building at Smug Mc Dickface.
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>try to get your backs to a wall. I'll get the lich.
We have juggernaut, now to use it. Shall we simply jump? Or use blink to get over the crowd.

votefor our final XP: Soundless. So we can hide our approach.
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>>25208023
A good plan. Fly up. Blink to behind him. Apply fist to his skull.
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>>25207777

>try to get your backs to a wall. I'll get the lich.
this guy will die
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>>25208023
I'd like to point out that there's a wide gulf between physical and magical stealth.

>>25208008
>while using our new strength to throw beams of the collapsed building at Smug Mc Dickface.

Sounds like somewhat of a plan is developing.

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Vote 1:
>have your friends hold out while you go for the lich

Vote 2:
>retreat and come up with some sort of plan
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>>25208023
Hold on though, can't mages sense elements?
Soundless probably isn't a good idea at the moment.
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>>25208023
What about Twisting Gloom instead? Gives stealth and defense, and makes us less susceptible to surprise attacks.
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>>25208074

2
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>>25208081
alright. Twisting Gloom works for me instead.

>>25208074
Vote 1:
>have your friends hold out while you go for the lich
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>>25208074
2
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>>25208074
1
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>>25208074
1

If we want magical stealth Shadow mask is the way to g.
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>>25208074
2, while throwing beams. If only to get to a better position.
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>>25208074
1
Are we really going to come up with anything better than "rip n tear"?

Let's do it now.
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>>25208074
i am going to say 1.
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>>25208074
1

Vote for not throwing beams. don't want to hit mind-controlled innoccents
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>>25208074
2. We are too acoustomed to diving right in and SM is crafty. I doubt charging him is going to go well.
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>>25208074
Vote 1:
>have your friends hold out while you go for the lich
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>>25208074
2
Tactical retreat!
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Can we use Shiva to sweep the crowd of their feets as we engage the lich? Even a thin strand will probably be enough.
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>>25208074
1
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>>25208074
Vote 2.

Can't RIP AND TEAR if we're unprepared.

Even if we just come to the conclusion that we are just going to be doing the same thing we would've if we had voted 1, I would much rather we start this fight again while our party is NOT completely surrounded by innocent meatshields.
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>>25208116
Easy, aim to rip the arm off which is holding the staff.
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>>25208149
I'm pretty sure using Shiva would slice and dice the crowd. I'm okay with that, but something tells me Flint and Auriel would throw a shit-fit if we slaughtered the mind controlled peasants.
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>>25208074
2, we gotta get a better position.
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>>25208074

1.
While the lich would know where we are, the horde of peasantry would not...

We could try casting nightflare on him. Auriel suggested disrupting his connection, and what better to do that from a decreasing distance than the Anti-magic spell?
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>>25208074
1.

I have never seen a villain that I have wanted to punch in the dick more than Magnock.
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>>25208160
You think he's not going to have the meatshields when we come back?
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>>25208074
>>25208117
switching to 2 as long as it is fast. we need to finish this before he does something to abigail
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>>25208074

2

If we're going to punch him in the dick, dammit, we're going to do it RIGHT.
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>>25208074
voting 1
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>>25208074
1
A lich is about to meet justice.
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>>25208149
>>25208179
Shiva's passive, not active.
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Man, Nightblaze really would have been handy here.
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Cutting off votes for the tally.
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>>25208074
vote: 1
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>>25208188
He's definitely going to have them, but he won't have had the time to surround us with them that he was afforded by virtue of our having been stuck fighting Legion.

That, and if we retreat, he will likely send some number of his minions out to try and find us, rather than keeping them all on hand as shit-tier infantry.
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1: 11
2: 9
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>>25208207
9 for 1
12 for 2
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>>25208248
I meant the opposite, sorry
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1 won time for strategy, any ideas other than super sanic dick punch and CONSUME
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>>25208215
He had us surrounded very quickly. Our fight didn't last all that long. Maybe 3 rounds? Thats nothing. As long as he sits in the middle of this town he has reinforcements on call... and remember Flint, and Auriel, not to mention us are big beacons for magic.
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>attack: 12

>retreat: 9

Attacking it is. How do you attack?

>chuck beams of the collapsed tavern at the lich
>try to slip through the crowd without harming anyone
>tell your allies to get back and activate Berserk
>this isn't the time to hold back; consume townsfolk to get health/exp on your way to the lich
>take flight, then dive for your target
>some other strategy
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11 for 1, 9 for 2

Assuming that switched vote is accurate.
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>>25208262
We need to rip off the arm that is holding the staff so that he can't use it.
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>try to slip through the crowd without harming anyone
Buy twisting gloom or whatever magical stealth we can get. Also eat their shadows as we pass to fill up on health.
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>>25208267
>>tell your allies to get back and activate Berserk
>>this isn't the time to hold back; consume townsfolk to get health/exp on your way to the lich
As much as I'd love to, I don't think anyone else will go for it.
Anyone else wanna go for it?
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>>25208262

those are the only plans we need anon
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>>25208267
>some other strategy
Blink behind the lichypoo, punch his face, and CONSUME his guts.
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>>25208281

I can get behind this
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>>25208267
Hurl beams at him to soften him up, and to see what he can do defensively.
Also, eat the villagers shadows first.
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>>25208267
Go through the crowd's shadows.
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>>25208267
>take flight, then dive for your target
he cant make the townsfolk get in the way if we go up
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>>25208288
I'm down for that. There are times to be a nice touchy-feely shadow, and there are times to go all out and fuck shit up.

This is the later.
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>>25208288
no, you dickweed
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>>25208267
Use ink to slip underneath the crowd in their shadows and punch the shit out of Magnock.

If we fly up, he has a clear shot against us. We want to close distance before allowing him that boon.
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>>25208288

No, absolutely not. Not unless aboslutely necessary, this should never be our first resort.

These are all terrible ideas, but slip through the crowd to try and get up close and personal.
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>>25208267
>take flight, then dive for your target
I feel like this is most likely to take the lich by surprise.
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>>25208267
>try to slip through the crowd without harming anyone

or

>take flight, then dive for your target
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>>25208319
honestly nothing really can get in our way unless its a steel wall. Ink and Juggernaught baby.
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>>25208288
That is not how JUSTICE works.
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>>25208288
NO. I WOULDN'T.

Slip through the crowd, then use spirit whip to grab the staff.
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>>25208314
ooh! this could work
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>>25208323

Yes, but the shit we will be fucking up are innocent townspeople who are being controlled by a lich.
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>>25208267
Grab a bunch of beams, throw them all at once, then blink in and fuck him up.
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Guys, don't forget that we can just blink there.
Maybe even punch as we blink, so we teleport our fist into Dicknock's guts.
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>>25208338
>>try to slip through the crowd without harming anyone
yeah, but right now our allies might not like it if we rip through the townsfolk like so much tissue paper
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>>25208319
It also means he gets a direct line of sight on us.

If we go through in the shadows of the crowd, he can't accurately pinpoint us for a spirit beam or whatever.
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>>25208262

We take to the air, cast Nightflare to try and disrupt his mind control magics during our flight towards him, then we dive into the crowd (preferably non-lethal take-downs or just inking around them), we then dodge his attack (probably some form of AOE), then begin our assault on him. Due to his magical specialization, he is liable to be weak to physical attacks, though he is unlikely to be affected by said attacks...


but either way, USE NIGHTFLARE!!!
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>>25208338

>steel wall
>stopping the juggernaut
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>>25208267
Take flight. Blink. PUNCH IS ARM OFF!
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>>25208267
This is a bad time to fight, there's too much potential for collateral damage and we don't have the stealth skill to sneak up. Still, lets try that.
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>>25208287
Rather than trying to sneak through the crowd (which will probably end up with us getting dogpiled by innocent meatshields, which we will be forced to get off of us SOMEHOW), we should combine

>chuck beams of the collapsed tavern at the lich
>try to slip through the crowd without harming anyone
And pick up one of the beams of the collapsed tavern, and use them as an improvised weapon to sweep the meatshields out of the way.

Not by swinging the thing around like a giant staff or anything, but our strength should be enough that we could just part the meat sea by extending a beam into the crowd and then sweeping them all out of the way to either side into two neat piles of lightly bruised villagers.
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>>25208381

seconded
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>>25208365
Good point, but we might need blink to get away. No point in using the cards in our sleeves before they are needed.
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>>25208365

Oh right, we can blink, can't we?
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We need to use flight + Blink for one single reason people.

There are Golems coming which means we need to finish this VERY quick.
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>>25208433

Right.

I still think we should've retreated but nooo you all jumped straight into the dick-punching.
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>>25208267
First thing's first, we need to eat shadows to get back the last bit of our health.

>>25208381
Going into the air just means he gets a better sight on us for casting at us.

>>25208394
Supporting this

>>25208433
Almost forgot the golems, that's going to pose a problem if they show up.
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I think that if we retreat, then we'll have to deal with a mind-dominated Adavan, which will be less than fun.
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>>25208365
Yes. Blink. The faster this is over, the better.
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>>25208457
As if we never wanted to fight in the first place...
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I'm gonna make a comic of this battle for the next thread (if we live) so here's a little bit of a spoiler for Magnocks introduction.
CAAAAW
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>>25208517

haha oh god why is this so amusing?
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>>25208486
>>25208510
For what it's worth, most of the "retreat" crowd was mostly looking for a short term "get to a safe distance and regroup", rather than the "flee and never return; all is lost!" that you guys seem to think it would've been.

Running off into the outskirts, holing up for an hour or so and using that time to plan combat strategy and (more importantly) ask Auriel to tell us what the fuck this guy's deal is so that we can combat him more effectively.
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>>25208517

Holy fuck
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>>25208517
>check your mana priviledge
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>>25208517
I chuckled.
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>>25208517
That is so... beautiful
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>>25208475
>First thing's first, we need to eat shadows to get back the last bit of our health.

It's night. They aren't carrying torches - there's no real light source making distinct shadows for you to eat.

>>25208517
>>25208517
>>25208517

>my face

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Vote 1:
Take flight, use nightflare to try and disrupt his magic, blink next to him, then unleash a dickpunch

Vote 2:
Part the sea of townsfolk using a tavern support beam, then use it as a makeshift weapon to attack Magnock
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>>25208517
That's fucking hilarious
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>>25208569
2
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>>25208569
2
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>>25208569
1
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>>25208569

Vote 2:
Part the sea of townsfolk using a tavern support beam, then use it as a makeshift weapon to attack Magnock

Honestly this will help our friends as much as ourselves.
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>>25208569

1
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>>25208569
1
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>>25208517
Hoooooly shit.

>>25208569
2.
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>>25208569
2, and we can always do 1 afterwards.

Also, tell the others to make some light so we can start eating shadows.
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>>25208569
1

What about using kindle, though? Surely there's some extinguished light sources nearby.
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>>25208569
1
Maybe try to take off his arm while we are at it.
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>>25208569
So wait... Can we eat the WORLDS shadow (night)?
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>>25208569

2
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>>25208517
oh my god I'm crying
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>>25208569
1
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>>25208569
1

Have Auriel / Obis / Flint make a light to start munching shadows first.
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>>25208569
2, gotta play is safe against the super dick lich.
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>>25208625
>Can we eat the WORLDS shadow (night)?
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>>25208569
1
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>>25208569
1
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>>25208517
My sides
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>>25208569
1.
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>>25208569
1
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>>25208569
2

>>25208656
>Reminder that if there is ever a real eclipse, we have to eat the moon's shadow.
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>>25208569
GO FOR HIS DESSECATED NUTSACK!
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At a glance, 1 won by quite a bit.

Roll 1d100.

I need 12 rolls for your multi-step plan.

I'll still only consider 100's within the first three to be a critical event and a 100 within the first ten to be a cool thing happening. Same for 1's.
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>>25208569
2
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>>25208569
NUMERO UNO.
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Rolled 32

>>25208708
>12 rolls, dear gods we are screwed
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Rolled 19

>>25208708
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>>25208708
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Rolled 89

>>25208708
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Rolled 93

>>25208708
rolling
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Rolled 37

>>25208708

HERE WE GO
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Rolled 20

>>25208708
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Rolled 2

>>25208708
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Rolled 86

>>25208708
>Rolling for death
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>>25208708
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Rolled 34

>>25208732
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Rolled 69

>>25208708
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Rolled 11

>>25208708
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Rolled 18

>>25208708
>12 rolls

We're fucked.
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>>25208708
>>25208726
>>25208728
Oh geeeeeeeez
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Rolled 2

>>25208708
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.... yup I was right, screwed. Most of those rolls sucked ass.
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Rolled 20

>>25208708

May the power of the Doctor of Peppers guide this roll...
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Rolled 9

>>25208708
rolling for not death
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>>25207622
Holy shit my drawing. Were you the OR in that thread? Doesn't matter. Glad it's getting some use.

>>25207770
>>25207795
I was mimicking the look of a plastic doll-thing left as a ref in a draw thread. In retrospect I'm not happy with the septum, jawline, hands or hat.
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>>25208772
When you pair them up in 3's it's not that bad.
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Rolled 7

>>25208708
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We only had one set where two rolls were above 50
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>>25208773
Dr. Peppers saves no one
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I WARNED YOU ANON
YOU COULD HAVE LISTENED
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Rolled 50

>>25208708
c'mon something good
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>>25208806

assuming that the second set was for Nightflare, It would be reasonable to assume that that part worked somewhat....
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>>25208829
Well, he did better then what I got...
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>>25208708
I still don't see why we couldn't have thrown stuff at him and then done this.
But oh well, everyone just wants to suicide charge.
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>>25208863

The dice would've fucked us over then too.
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Just posting to say thank you to OP for introducing me to Two Steps From Hell.
Thank you, awesome music.
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>>25208789
It was me that requested it. Tried to make some minor edits to the jaw and hat mostly. Maybe my changes are the things you're seeing as wrong? Idk.
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Huh.

It's almost like we should've done the simple thing leveraging the stat we're best at rather than the flashy complicated eight-step thing that shows Magnock our entire range of abilities at once that we only picked because SM wrote the word "dickpunch" in the summary.

;_;
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can't believe I made it in time for the Dick Punch
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<Try to hold out,> you say. <I'll take him down.>

A new found strength surges through you. You burst off your feet and into the air.

Glowing whips of Spirit magic snap up at you. You didn't expect the sudden attack, and one of them catches you in the side - but it's only a glancing blow.

>you take 2 damage (33/44)

You fly across the crowd in an erratic pattern, dodging what is rapidly become a continual flurry of Spirit attacks from Magnock. But your speed keeps you safe.

You unleash Nightflare, hoping to disable some of the magic!

>mana: 0/20

Abruptly, the stream of magic is cut off. Magnock freezes.

Now's the time.

In an instant, you Blink. The world drags blurs as you warp through space. You come out of the teleport just behind your target.

You blast forward a single arm, as hard as you can with all your might behind it.

Your attack goes right through him. Magnock's form wavers, and vanishes.

You hear an ugly cackle from above you. You glance up to see the lich perched on a nearby rooftop. A orange missile speeds toward your position!

Roll 1d100 to dodge!
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Rolled 22

>>25208961
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>>25208895
Well then at least we wouldn't be right beside him.

>>25208914
It's like back when everyone was spamming consume posts because they just can from the WH40k threads. SM already said he won't bend to "It looks cool so it works" anime logic, and actually said we would get killed if we tried, but people still do it.

That or it's people intentionally trying to kill the quest because people said it was good the general a while back.
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Rolled 33

>>25208961
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Rolled 77

>>25208961
swag
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Rolled 7

>>25208961
Ye gods!
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Rolled 38

>>25208961
fuuuuck
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Rolled 50

>>25208961

DAMMIT
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Rolled 36

>>25208961
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Rolled 33

>>25208961
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>>25208981
>>25208988
>>25208991
triple dubs
>what's happening?
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Rolled 17

>>25208961
good thing we bought spirit resist a while back ya?
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Rolled 86

>>25208961
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Rolled 77

>>25208991
>>25208988
>>25208981
well, we got 3 dubs in a row, which is kind of neat...
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Rolled 34

>>25208961
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>>25208981
>>25208988
>>25208991
Why isn't this ogre quest
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>>25208988
>>25208992
Nope...
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>>25209008
pity it isn't ogre quest. Blorp would be crying
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>>25208913
I wasn't super happy with the jaw line or the hat in the original. For an edited drawing you did pretty well actually.
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Holy shit our rolls suck tonight
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>>25209033
Well, if it's any consolation, he'd probably be laughing his ass of reading this.
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>>25209046
Ehhh, they're okay.
Some nights they are beyond terrible.
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>>25208961
Well, that was a great idea, wasn't it, charging in like a bull instead of testing to see if he had any defenses OR TRAPS.

Hell, we could have done that with Focus even, but no, over half the thread is #yolo #dickpunch instead. Dammit.
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>>25208961
>Your attack goes right through him.
Fuck yeah.
>Magnock's form wavers, and vanishes.
FUCK.
>You hear an ugly cackle from above you. You glance up to see the lich perched on a nearby rooftop. A orange missile speeds toward your position!
This is some Nurutu shit
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>>25209046
Hey, at least there were no 1s.

YET.
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>>25209087
YOU FUCKER. YOU'VE DOOMED US NOW.
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Rolled 7

>>25208961
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>>25208961
Ah, I saw that one coming.

He's an illusion mage. They're never where you want them to be, and if you think they are, then it's a trick.
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In retrospect, we probably should've guessed it was an illusion when THIS happened last thread.

>He licks his decayed lips with a tongue that's just a bit too long.

No way he's still got an intact tongue after being dead for hundreds of years.
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>>25208988
>>25208991
>>25208992

You dive away as top speed.

The missile cracks into the ground. An explosion rocks the cobblestone street behind you, throwing up dirt and snow. Tendrils of snaking orange energy burst out in a net, searing and disintegrating a dozen mindless slaves. A few bits lash your back, but you escape nearly unscathed.

>you've taken 1 damage (32/44)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OofO--3wZPQ

A booming sound rumbles under your feet. You turn. Thundering down the main street of Palthair are two giant flesh golems. They're hulking monstrosities, knitted together from a hundred corpses. Their flesh trembles and warps even as you watch them move. They smash through two enchanted townsfolk without a second thought on their way straight toward you.

What do you do?

>attack head on
>dodge, conterattack
>focus on Magnock
>try to get back to the party
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>>25209173

Get back to the party NOW
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>>25209173
Let's slip into a meatsuit and eat him from the inside out.
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>>25209173
pick them up, throw at Magcock
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>>25209173

Standard Controlled Golem Procedure. Destroy the Summoner, Destroy the Golem.

Magnock will rue the day he thought he could threaten Abigail infront of Mr. Shadow!
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>>25209173
Get back to the party and retreat.
This is his ambush, on his territory, with all his forces and on his own turf.

The golems are the most obvious hint that we flat out cant win this now.
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>>25209173
Dodge, focus on Magnock.

Flesh golems can't fly.
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>>25209173
Keep attacking Magcock.
Kill him and they stop.
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>>25209201
OMNOMNOM
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>>25209248

I don't think we CAN on our own, not like this.

We need a better strategy, and the requires falling back to reassess the situation.
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>>25209232
And if we retreat, he has time to consolidate his forces, and he already knows we are here.

We kill Magnock, and this is all over.
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>>25209248
AkA Focus on Magnock
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>>25209173
burn 1 exp, use water strike at Magnock
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Rolled 35

>>25209173
Get back. This is heading to bad town really fast.
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>>25209173
>focus on Magnock
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We should try to figure out a way to lure him out of the town. Having our party attack him and then run to draw him away so we can search fro abigail and adavan would be a good idea.
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>>25209173
Focus on Magnock.
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>>25209232
>>25209233
We should probably fall back to the rest of the party; trying to go fight Magnock and leaving our allies to try and fight two gigantic meatmonsters on their own is pretty irresponsible of us.

We can play it defensive until Blink is back up while keeping an eye on the lich, and then try and ambush Magnock with it again now that we know where he ACTUALLY is.
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>>25209173
Bugger, not sure if the demo être would have been hackable by the spirit Mage, but if not we could have used the fire power. Let's retreat with the party for now.
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>>25209173
Use focus to find this dickbag. He already knows we're here, so let's bring the party to him.
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>>25209264
He has had centuries to "consolidate his forces", and he has every possible advantage now.

>>25209173
Retreat
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>>25209285

If anyhting I think we'd be better at distracting him.
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>>25209267

>Experience Burn - convert raw, untapped power into mana. 1 EXP per 4 mana. Any amount can be spent, but can only be used once per day.
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>>25209285
While they're surrounded and incapable of reaching the largest threat? He threw that missile at us.
He could throw another at our friends. His position is too good for us to just run away unharmed with our group.
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Our primary stat now is strength. We're strong enough to throw cars and crush boulders.

Let's just fucking tank the golems. Rip their arms off and beat them to death with them.

Chessmasters always look smug until you flip the fucking table.
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>>25209300
Also, using Focus would help us locate where he's keeping Adavan/Abigail if they're within Focus distance within the town borders.

We could also try and nibble something to scrape a 4th XP for Deep Focus, which would almost certainly locate them regardless of where they're being kept.
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Vote 1:
>retreat

Vote 2:
>focus on Magnock

Vote 3:
>attempt to attack/consume the flesh golems
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>>25209325
<I am the Night>
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>>25209361
Voting 2.
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>>25209361
3
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>>25209361

2.
No mage, no monster.
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>>25209309
Yeah, but do you really think he is going to be stupid enough to wander around without setting up even more defensive measures now that he is explicitly aware that his enemy is right under his withered nose?
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>>25209325
I agree. Let's eat some golem meat, inside out.
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>>25209361
1.
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>>25209361
2.
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>>25209361
3
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Running away is starting to seem a better and better option, because the force arrayed against us at the moment is so great. There are more flesh golems on the way, and this was a fucking ambush. However, if we flee, then Magcock will have time to fortify, and prepare even mroe ambushes. To strike at him again we will have to slip into his stronghold, and how the hell are we supposed to do that with the entire party in tow? Also, he will have extra time to break Adavan's will, and fighting two liches is on the bottom of my want-to-do list for today.
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>>25209361
Focus first, THEN followed by 2.
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>>25209361
2
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>>25209361

1


I don't think he's even present here in the battlefield.
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Rolled 95

>>25209361

If we have to do this, 2.
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>>25209361
1

The other options look like, "let party member(s) get squished" and "let rest of party get captured"
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>>25209410
The less time he has to even get close to Abigail the better, is my reasoning.

>>25209356
2
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>>25209361
2
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>>25209361
Use Focus to find the real Magcock, then 2.
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>>25209361
1
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>>25209361
3.

>>25209410
Yeah, it was an ambush. We're trapped between a hammer and anvil. The way to beat that is to smash one so you can focus on the other.

We can't kill the people, so we gotta destroy the golems.

Shiva will let us focus on both of them. Ink through their blows and tear them apart. They're large and strong, but unarmored. They will go down to slicing attacks.
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>>25209361
1 while throwing stuff at Magnock

Seriously, why aren't we throwing stuff?
We have the strength of a goddam ballista and we are running up to the supermage who will just illusion-bullshit away.
Hell, if we attack at range we can tell what is and isn't an illusion.
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>>25209455
>Use Focus to find the real Magcock, then 2.
>>25209417
>Focus first, THEN followed by 2.

This has been noted, assuming 2 wins.

ALRIGHTY, cutting off/tallying votes
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>>25209361
2, let's finish this now, and even if we can't, any power we CONSUME is worthwhile.
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>>25209473
>ballista
dude, we can toss cars
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>>25209423
So it was an illusion that threw the orange bolt? Granted we don't know everything about illusionists in this setting or have the slightest idea of limitations but he took probably the best position to continue raining down bolts on the party and strike anyone who retreats easily.
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>>25209484

>>25209482

That timing
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>>25209473
>1 while throwing stuff at Magnock
>Seriously, why aren't we throwing stuff?

Also noted in case of retreat
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>>25209410
Pretty much.

What's he going to do when we run away? He's going to start walking around with ten flesh golems surrounding him and a million illusion traps.

He's at his weakest right now. If we let him have any preparation time, our chances only get worse and worse. He holds all the resources here, so a battle of attrition will only end badly.
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>>25209482
Can we just focus to find the real Magnock regardless of what we do? It's not like he doesn't already know where WE are, and knowing where he is and/or if Adavan/Abagail are being kept within Focus distance of the town is beneficial even if we end up choosing to retreat or fight the Golems.
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>mfw being available to participate in shadow quest
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>>25209488
Exactly, except we aren't because a bunch of people went retarded wanting to HAT BLOODED PAUNCH the guy like a shonen character without remembering that we are fighting a master mage.

>>25209502
Can we do that anyway? In addition to any other attack?
I mean, chucking stuff at bullet speeds even as we run at him?
Hell, even small stones would do damage.
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>>25209482
...doesn't using focus make us extremely vulnerable to attack?
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>>25209578
We're being in character. Abigail is being threatened, and we've mainly gone on this journey to find her as well as help Flint. Now shush.
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>retreat: 5

>magnock: 9
>I counted your vote, VoidBearer

>golems: 3

Roll 1d100 to attack Magnock

You'll also use your Focus ability.
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>>25209578
So, we need him to burn through 100 mana or so?
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>>25209621
I was under the impression it just made us very easy to detect.

Since we've already been detected, this doesn't seem like much of a risk.
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Rolled 54

>>25209623
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Rolled 86

>>25209623
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>>25209622
I think Magnock is the sort of person that would make anybody flip out, let alone Mr Shadow and his JUSTICE.

He's just that much of an asshole.
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>>25209621

No, it makes you vulnerable to detection. Think of it like a sonic ping. Other magical beings can detect the "ping"
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Rolled 27

>>25209623
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Rolled 35

>>25209623
(t)rolling.
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Rolled 6

>>25209623
rolling for proper dickpunching
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Rolled 69

>>25209623
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>>25209668
>>25209671
>>25209677
could have been much worse
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Rolled 94

>>25209623
I hope the DC isn't too high.
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Rolled 92

>>25209623
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Rolled 89

>>25209623
>I counted your vote, VoidBearer
Thank you based Shadowmaster.
Also, I will make cupcakes if I roll a 100.
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>>25209674
Oh, maybe it will Alert Adavan that we've arrived, then.

It might snap him out of whatever mental funk Magnock has put him in.

I can only hope
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>>25209697
>>25209701
>>25209705
Namesfags...
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>>25209697
>>25209701
>>25209705
why?
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>>25209697
>>25209701
And now we get rolls in the nineties
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>>25209697
>>25209701
>>25209705

Are you fucking serious dice gods! That's it, I'm converting to dice atheism just to spite you I'll-humored malicious bastards!
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>>25209697
>>25209701
>>25209705
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>>25209622
Yeah, were pissed at him, and retreat probably isn't on our minds. But that doesn't mean we have to go full retard attacking him, and we are seeing what he can do right now.
Time to start thinking.

>>25209652
If his illusions tire him even a bit, making him waste them is worth it.
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>>25209747
We already have a Dice Atheist on the board.
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>>25209727
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>>25209754
>>25209747
>>25209741
>>25209727
>>25209718
I don't get why you guys are freaking out. We were still in the first ten rolls. These still count.
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>>25209718
>>25209727
BECAUSE WE ARE THE SUPERIOR MASTER POSTERS. NOW BOW DOWN BEFORE OUR MIGHT, PUNY ANONS, AND FEEL FEAR!

...kidding.
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>>25209780
And while I have no intention of namefagging, I've now joined his social movement.
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>>25209783
It's first three rolls, unless otherwise stated.
Crits are the exception.
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>>25209783
I thought we don't do first ten rolls anymore, though...
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>>25209783

only first 3 count, then 100s or 1s for added spin on the next 2/7...
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>>25209814
>>25209813
It's first ten rolls.
Crits are only in first three rolls.
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>>25209830
>>25209818
>>25209813
Confuzzlement.
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>>25209830
Excuse me, supercrits only occur from 100's in first three rolls. All first ten rolls are taken into account.
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>>25209830
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>>25209858
Namefags sure are superior to us lowly anons.
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>I'll still only consider 100's within the first three to be a critical event and a 100 within the first ten to be a cool thing happening. Same for 1's.

This should clear up the dice issue. It is 3 rolls per 'step' of a plan. Crits are slightly different.
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>>25209830
>>25209842
>>25209858
Just tell them which is it SM.

>ARGUMENT wantlis
We don't want an argument.
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>>25209677
>>25209671
>>25209668

Magnock is controlling the beasts. If he dies, so do they.

You Focus.

The world flashes with life. You see lines of power connecting Magnock to the townspeople, and his golems...not the spells themselves, but the flow of energy.

You feel two pinpricks far below you...both of Spirit...one is vague, but the other...

...Abigail. She's under the town. Likely in the mines.

Three much more powerful sensations of Spirit grab your attention. Two are...foggy...indistinct. But a third feels -real-.

You pause a moment. You wrap an arm around a iron hitching post, rip it out of the street, and throw it at the golems. It catches one in the leg, making it tumbles to the ground. Hopefully that slows it down somewhat.

You race toward the real Magnock - he's in an alley, sitting complacently on a wooden crate in the middle of the tight intersection. His eyes are closed in concentration.

You grab a wooden crate and chuck it at him. It explodes in midair before reaching him, contacting what appears to be some kind of barrier made out of Spirit.

He opens his eyes and stands up. "Interesting. An Angel traveling with a Shadow summon? You're quite a strong one." A golem steps out from the intersection. And you realize another - the one you didn't trip up - has pinned you into the alley from behind. "But I am stronger," Magnock finishes.

You've got his attention...your sense of his other, indistinct 'selves' vanishes. At least your companions won't have to worry about being flanked. Hopefully they can hold out against the townsfolk.

What do you do?

>find things to throw. Lots of things.
>fly up, over the golem, and attack Magnock directly
>do a 180 and take down the golem behind you
>some other strategy
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>>25209903

throwing things seems to work.

We're also fast as shit, so keeping a bit of distance will help with dodging
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>>25209903
Burn 3xp. Night Flare the barrier.
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Each three rolls consists of 1 action. So, for your relatively simple plan of "find the real Magnock and ruin his shit", I only took the first three rolls.

Supercrits must occur in the first three rolls.
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>>25209903
>>find things to throw. Lots of things.
>>do a 180 and take down the golem behind you
throw golem
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>>25209903
Get another lamppost, impale the golem with it, and shove/hurl both at Magnock.
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>>25209939

YESSSSS

WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THIS
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>>25209903
Slip through the floorboards and make him dance a jig to the tune of our shadow spears tearing through the floor.
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>>25209903
Fly up and throw things?
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>>25209934
Agreed. But throw more things afterward. Throwing things will be more effective if there isn't a barrier.
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>>25209903
Hah, he doesn't realise what we are.

I have to wonder if shouting into his mind will throw him off guard enough to give us an opening. Maybe save that trick for when we're up close and personal, though.
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>>25209939
>>25209953
Thirding.
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>>25209935
So, if we p'd focused on the minions, we could have banked some exp before the boss started taking us seriously, right?
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Rolled 60

>>25209903
>Juggernaut - Your arms pulverize rock and flesh. Even magical barriers tremble under the strength of your physical blows.
humm that looks like a magical barrier. i am considering beserk now that we have found the real one and there are no nearby townsfolk.
either way ruin his shit 2.0
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>>25209959
>Slip through the floorboards

>slip through the floorboards of a cobblestone alley

>wut
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>>25209939
DOOOOOO IIIITTTTT!!!
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If I recall, our newfound strength can burst magical barriers anyway.
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>>25209903
nightflare>>25209934
impale golem>>25209953
throw>>25209939
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>>25209971
>>25209953
>>25209939
I support this also.
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>>25209903
Throw the golem behind us at the golem in front of us.

Make sure we charge as they're falling so we can use them as a shield while we close distance with Magdick, and maximise the shock value.
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>>25209978
Anyone else want to berserk now that we're alone with our enemy and are in very good health?
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>>25209903
Blink behind him. We might get through the barrier if we can teleport past it.
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>>25209978
I'd like to hit it with a 1-2 instead of just a 1.

Let's also burn some xp and blast nightflare also.
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Now that I'm doing the math, we should probably start carrying around a bag of lead shot or the like. Car-throwing kinetic energy is bullet firing kinetic energy, and being able to emulate a shotgun by reaching into a bag of assorted tiny objects and throwing them as hard as we can seems like a useful ability to have.

>>25209858
If this were the case, wouldn't he have wanted 40 rolls instead of 12 for our 4-part action earlier? Pretty sure it's just first three, with crit modifiers for 100s/1s within the first 10.

>>25209903
>It explodes in midair before reaching him, contacting what appears to be some kind of barrier made out of Spirit.

Well, at least this means taking Juggernaut wasn't a waste.

Also, there probably won't be a lamppost in the alleyway.

Now that we're in close quarters with all confirmed enemies, I think Berserking might be warranted.

Maybe burn 1xp so we can Nightflare the barrier first, though.
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Rolled 90

>>25209993
yall do remember that these things like to go protean on us right? it will probably flow around us when we try to grab it, and if we get past that it will probably flow around him, turn into a multitude of targets and all around make things worse
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>trying to throw a golem

You realize it won't just cooperate with us. So many steps required to so this unless SM invokes rule of cool. We won't roll well enough
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Alright, it seems like attacking the golem behind you and then using it to attack is the way to go.

But do you burn your remaining 3 EXP for mana to try nightflare on the barrier, or go forward relying on your newly improved strength?
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>>25209939
>>25209978

A Beserk Juggernaut? If we could jump behind the Golem behind us, we could theoretically 'Rape Train' straight to Magnock's face...
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I say we bluff and use threats.
"A summon? You think I'm a mere summon? Cant you recognize an old -friend-?"
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>>25210013
Better yet, be a nice fat target for the golem and the Lich and have them hit each other with their own attacks.
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>>25210029
Rely on our new found strength.
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>>25210029

If our strength doesn't prove enough, then burn Nightflare.
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Berserk, throw one golem at the other, and then charge at Magnock from behind the golems.

While charging, shout something into his mind to throw him off guard, and then punch him into desiccated chunks.

<WOULD YOU LIKE TO BET ON THAT?>

All caps because berserk.
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>>25210029
Yes
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Rolled 51

>>25210042
if our strength doesnt cut it then nightflare. if that doesnt cut it then beserk
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>>25210029
I'd like to nightflare just to be sure.
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>>25210054
Love it.
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>>25210029
Rely on our rippling not-muscle
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>>25210029
STR for the win.
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>>25210025
>If this were the case, wouldn't he have wanted 40 rolls instead of 12 for our 4-part action earlier? Pretty sure it's just first three, with crit modifiers for 100s/1s within the first 10.

Each action requires three rolls. So, you needed 12 rolls for 4 actions.

If you make a 100 in the first ten rolls, you get a crit modifier. This is always the same no matter how many actions you take.

If you crit within the first three rolls, it's a supercrit. This is always the same no matter how many actions you take.
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>>25210029
Nightflare? I think you mean Berserk. Nightflare is for later. After we've weakened the golem into CONSUMability by slamming him against a spiritual barrier.
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>>25210029
Burn it.
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>>25210029
Not yet. If we can smash his golems into his barrier, it will either drop/break or wreck the golems, and either way, it will weaken him.

>>25210052
Pretty much this, save for the last moment when we need it.
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>>25210054
This, but nightflare that barrier first.
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>>25210029
Magic > physical. It always has been.

Nightflare him, then commence to beating
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Alright, roll 1d100

SHADOW SMASH
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>>25210029
WE ARE MUSCLE-MAGE! BOTH AT THE SAME TIME!
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>>25210054
Seems like a great idea, given how shocked everyone thus far has been when we start talking.
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Rolled 57

>>25210105
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Rolled 81

>>25210105
golem throw!
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Rolled 46

>>25210105
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Rolled 15

>>25210105
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Rolled 27

>>25210105

PUNY LICH
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Rolled 5

>>25210105
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Rolled 97

>>25210105
rolling
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>>25210118
>>25210119
>>25210123
the power of anons namefags
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Rolled 46

>>25210105
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Rolled 1

>>25210105
Time for a 1?
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Rolled 51

>>25210105
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>>25210138
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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>>25210138
>roll 10
Well.
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>>25210138
>Please be 1d1 please be 1d1
>d100
Shit
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>>25210138
At exactly the tenth one. The power of anons indeed.
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Rolled 65

>>25210124
Damn first roll ever and its as shit one
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>>25210138
I wish I could hate you to death through the internet.
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>>25210138
I'll accept some golem damage, but on roll 10 you gotta give us a chance
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>>25210138

YOU! YOU EVIL FLARGELBLARG!

Could you not have waited a few minuites!?
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>>25210138

Jesus fuck people, do not taunt the dice.
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>>25210153
nice try, dumbass. do you think SM is stupid?
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Rolled 34

>>25210138
it was the 10th one too. you couldn't wait two seconds?
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>>25210180
Someone delete something while I wasn't looking?
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>>25210186
>>25210175
At least it's not a supercritfail, just a reg critfail.
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>>25210138
>alright, decent rol...
>No fuck you.
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>>25210138
...you dickbag...
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>>25210180
>>25210192
No, he thinks I was trying to imply that it was a 1d10, rather than that I was saying it was the 10th roll.
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>>25210191
I waited four. I I hadn't, or the eleventh roller had gone a little sooner, we would not be here now. No worries, the dice gods are just pissed that I no longer adhere to their faith. The nonexistent bastards.
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So, we succeed, but there's a bad twist on it.

Things could have gone a lot worse.
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You quickly form a plan. It's not subtle, but it should get your point across.

You glance around. The alley is empty. There's nothing to throw.

Well. There's a wood building on either side of you

That'll work.

You crunch your tendrils through the wood as the golem from behind closes in. You rip out a support beam from the dirt, spin, and shove it into the golem. He's too heavy to change direction. Your wooden stake pierces it through the stomach. It isn't nearly dead - still clawing and salivating, trying to get to you - but you've got it right where you want it.

You lift it up, up, directly above you. Even for you, it's an effort to get the mass of muscle off the ground. You turn, and slam it down into the other oncoming golem like a hammer.

Its partner is crushed into the snow. Bone breaks and snaps. Blood and entrails squirt out onto the ground.

The golems aren't dead - but they'll have trouble moving, for the moment.

You race forward, using the squirming mass for cover. You leap over the tangle, forming your Shadow into a solid fist. <We shall see who is stronger, lich!>

Magnock is stunned.

You slam your appendage into the barrier of Spirit. Sparks crack against you, numbing your arm. The barrier breaks, but it's like shoving through glass with your bare hands.

>you've taken 8 damage (25/44)

Magnock raises his staff. You stand opposed to him in the midst of the intersection of several alleys.

What do you do?

>burn experience; use nightflare to disrupt any attack, and then counter
>bait him into attacking his own golems, then consume them
>dodge, and counterattack
>power straight through with a physical attack
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Rolled 18

>>25210138
Gosh you make me grumpy.
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>>25210257
>>burn experience; use nightflare to disrupt any attack, and then counter
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>>25210257
>burn experience; use nightflare to disrupt any attack, and then CONSUME
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>>25210257

NIGHTFLARE

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD BURN THOSE EXPERIENCE POINTS

Then counter

Also keep up the banter, that seems to distract him.
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>>25210257
nightflare because this is either his gtfo spell or his sure kill spell to close range opponents
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>>25210257
Night flare, then punch him straight in the skele-D
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>>25210257
>burn experience; use nightflare to disrupt any attack, and then counter

Aim for his hand holding the staff if possible.
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>>25210257
Bait him.
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>>25210257
>bait him into attacking golems, then consume

I like it. And he's definitely underestimating us.
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>>25210257
why take the chance, finish it now
>nightflare
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>>25210257
I wanna keep the XP.
But I want to prevent him from using his backup plan more.
Nightflare.
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>>25210257
>>burn experience; use nightflare to disrupt any attack, and then counter
Fuck em up
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>>25210266
Shrug, you have no idea how many certifiable I've been responsible for on this board. Eventually it stopped being depressing and became rather amusing.
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>>25210257

acceptable losses. Apologies for outburst Nat1 Anon.

Nightflare and removal of appendages is the order of the day. let us see how well he can cast spells once he has been disarmed....

Bad pun is Bad
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>>25210208
...and now I feel dumb. Never underestimate 4chan's ability to make you think every tripfag is evil. sorry m8
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>>25210257
Burn EXP and hope we can mitigate his spell with our rather weak counter.
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Rolled 79

>>25210257
>burn experience; use nightflare to disrupt any attack, and then counter
burn only 1
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>>25210257
Nightflare. We're too low to take risks.
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>>25210257
>Magnock is stunned.

Stunned that we're so powerful or stunned that we can speak?

Either way, it's nice to see that.
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Rolled 47

>>25210297
man we are the shadow we can punch his arm and his dick at the same time
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>>25210320
We can only burn once per day. So we better burn all 3 if we're gonna do it at all.
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>>25210257
Nightflare + CONSUME
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>>25210303
Then again, once we kill the lich, we can kill and consume the golems at our leisure.

Switching vote to burn for Nightflare
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>>25210323
stunned that we are so damn sexy.
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>>25210297
If we can get into contact with the staff, we can probably eat its energy like we have done with other magical artifacts. (This one is probably more powerful than others we've run into before, though. Not Dynamo-level, but not shitty possessed spirit sword level either.)

This has the up-side of it possibly being his phylactery (he seems like he could be one of those cocky shits that would carry it around with him), allowing us to consume a fragment of his soul out from under him.
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>>25210257
burn 3 since we about to feed on lich
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Rolled 9

>bait him into attacking his own golems, then consume them
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>>25210350
I'll use that one in the comic.
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>you burn 3 experience for mana

>mana: 12/20

"Darkxis, to me!" Magnock shouts.

You prepare yourself, ready to counter any spell he throws at you.

Sparks of spirit gather around his staff. They twist together, forming into something more...the time is now!

Roll 1d100 for Nightflare.
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again I am totally against burning mana to fund a single spell.
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Rolled 87

>>25210369
cupcake time
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Rolled 67

>>25210369
Fuck you Magcock
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Rolled 17

>>25210369
Come on shadow needs new shoes.
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Rolled 71

>>25210369
OBJECTION!
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Rolled 79

>>25210369
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Rolled 46

>>25210369
C'mon rolly.
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Rolled 10

>>25210257
humm just had a bad thought. undead seem to revert to a kill everything order when the controler is indesposed. so what happens if there are some undead near abigail and we ice this nigger?
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>>25210323
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Rolled 54

>>25210369
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Rolled 36

>>25210383
Looks like we aint getting those shoes
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>>25210392
Hopefully Adavan snaps out of it and waves his lich stick to make them fuck off.
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Rolled 98

>>25210369
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Rolled 40

>>25210369
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>>25210412
Close but no cigar.
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>>25210412
10th roll, just in time
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>>25210379
>>25210382
>>25210383
so with a 30-70 spell success DC, we did above average, average, and below
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Rolled 18

>>25210369
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>>25210410
When we get out of this and rescue Adavan & Abby I say we reward our lich friend for sticking to his word.
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You use Nightflare!

>mana: 10/20

The world shocks into a negative of itself. The spirit magic on Magnock's staff fizzles and dies in a plaintiff puff of smoke.

"...how...!?"

This time, you've caught him by surprise! You lunge forward!

You feel yourself slowing down. Held back. As if you're being held.

What's going on?

Roll 1d100
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I just noticed, shouldn't we have been regenerating since it's dark as shit?
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>>25210410
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Rolled 9

>>25210459
Bitch-ass spirit mage
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Rolled 48

>>25210459
Thise time
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>>25210451
Assuming the Mage we're fighting didn't lie and Adavan isn't already mind broken.
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Rolled 39

>>25210459
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Rolled 59

>>25210459
rolling
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Rolled 16

>>25210459
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Rolled 18

>>25210459
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Rolled 29

>>25210459
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Rolled 53

>>25210459
By zen geodics.
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Rolled 60

>>25210459
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>>25210460

I forgot to include it in the posts. You're back to 29 HP, which is your maximum for regeneration (2/3 total)
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Rolled 42

>>25210459
Wreck him
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Rolled 68

>>25210459
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Rolled 10

>>25210459
THE RIDE NEVER ENDS
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Rolled 77

>>25210459
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>>25207788
I can get behind this, granted he's not completely mind fucked.
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Rolled 21

>>25210459
>>
were-boned.jpg
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>these mediocre rolls

For all our upgrades, for all that we're an unstoppable monster of a shadow, we really suck.

I mean, we can crush boulders, and we're just failing because of chance. It feels bad, man.
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Rolled 17

>>25210459
Im gonna get those fucking shoes for you shadow don't worry
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our rolls are just crappy as hell.
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Rolled 43

>>25210511
/tg/ dice, they roll low.
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Rolled 62

>>25210522
Unless you're in a roll under system. Then 100s for days.
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>>25210511

does anyone remember that mini-boss battle prior to the fight with the demon lord?
Could history be repeating itself?
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>>25207788
I could actually support this. He didn't need to keep his word, at all. He could have sent us into a deathtrap, but he didn't. He could have joined Magnock willingly, but he didn't. He could have joined Magnock to stop the pain, but he didn't.

If Adavan hasn't proven himself to be our ally, then I don't know who has.
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>>25210522
Except when you're using a roll under system...
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>>25210508
Seventeen again for fuck sake what do the dice gods have against shoes?
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pls let us be cool sm
pls
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>>25210522
SQ's rolls have been a lot worse than in ther quests, though.
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>>25210506
Ooh! Shadow Master, maybe you'd create an XP branch that lets us buy dice bonuses? Like a one-time +20 bonus for 20 xp, or maybe a permanent +5 bonus?

I think that succeeding more often would be more indicative of getting stronger, rather than acquiring a bunch of abilities and still sucking like a level 1 noob.
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Rolled 1

>>25210548
pls do not us my pls
pls
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Rolled 32

>>25210459
Rolling for a save.
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>>25210550
Not as bad as TG quest man. That was some bad shit right there.
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>>25210571
>100 exp
>1 is now 100
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>>25210571
Keep in mind we have modifiers to our rolls already, we probably got a bonus for surprising him with our nightflare.
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>>25210571
We already get all these different modifiers that we get in the background that we don't see.
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>>25210571
That's broken.
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>>25210582
pls do not us my 1d1
pls
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>>25210582
Diplomacy critical failure, now we all say pls
pls
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>>25210582
WELCOME TO DIE
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>>25210596
>these 1s are now diamonds
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>>25210582
Thanks be to crystal dragon Jesus your not in the first 10.
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>>25210318
No worries.

>>25210350
>>25210365
fuk h8rs
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>>25210539
Except this aint no mini boss.

>>25210571
There may be luck bonuses floating somewhere in the purple mist of plot bonuses at the bottom right, but we won't be able to just flat out buy instant success.

>>25210599
Also modifiers, we probably get a good amount even to our meh rolls.
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God, you guys could at least check the e-mail field before responding.
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You freeze to a halt. You strain, and struggle another step forward.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDI7v50RZG8

<You know,> says a voice, <no one's ever moved while I held them. You must be really strong.>

You look over your shoulder. A shadow stands there - a vaguely humanoid form with blank white orbs for eyes and teeth like daggers. A long black tendril stretches from its base to where you stand.

<I'm curious as to how strong you are,> it says. <Real curious. I want to know.> Saliva starts to drool from its mouth. <If I eat you, would I know, do you think? I think I'd like to know. Eating sounds good.>

"You're late, Darkxis," Magnock says. He waltzes up to you. You wrench a claw forward, but then Darkxis reaffirms his grip. Magnock grins, revealing a line of hole-pocked teeth. "I guess you aren't as strong as you think you are."

You growl, and strain. You manage another step. But Magnock just smiles and moves away. "I've got an Angel to corrupt. I don't need a second talking Shadow. Darkxis, feel free to eat this one. But hold it for a good long while, first. It needs to learn some patience." Magnock walks off.

Darkxis grins. <Did you hear that? I get to eat you. I get to know how strong you are, how STRONG, how DELICIOUS, I bet you're DELICIOUS. I wonder how long a WHILE is, do you know, maybe I'll know when I eat you!>

What do you do?

>try to break free
>try to talk this thing down
>some other strategy
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>>25210634
Oh my god yes.
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>>25210634
There's not nearly enough dancing Snoop Dogs.
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>>25210571
>I think that succeeding more often would be more indicative of getting stronger, rather than acquiring a bunch of abilities and still sucking like a level 1 noob.

It's not that you're sucking. It's that you're fighting a very powerful enemy - one you know nothing much about, I might add.
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>>25210647
>>try to talk this thing down
<So, any chance of you letting me go?>
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>>25210647
<I know EXACTLY how long a while is>
Imprint isolation
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>>25210647

Talk him down while we come up with a better plan to get free.

Better believe we're consuming his ass when we get an opening.
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>>25210634
Oh wow. That killed me. I can't stop giggling. Those perfect shades.
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>>25210647
how about we give him a blast of our isolation shard?
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>>25210647
Lol. Blast this guy with magic and consume him.
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>>25210647
Break free and make him become one with us.

Just like his brother.
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>>25210647
Dear god, this must be one of the downsie shadows. Teach him about proper manners.
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>>25210647
Berserk. Now.

EAT THIS.
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>>25210647
My bet its another shard of true darkness or whatever.

He doesn't sound much like one for talking. He wants us? He just go us.

Hammer him down.

How's our "isolation" shard? Ready to use yet?
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>>25210647
Can we blink out of it's grasp?
I'm sure our blink has recharged.

>>25210685
Banter either way

>>25210688
Given what happened almost eating the last shadow, I'm afraid what he might do to our personality.
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>>25210647

>try to break free
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>>25210647
>>try to break free
berserk
<Sorry, but I have more important matters>
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>>25210647

Counter CONSUME.
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Rolled 11

CONSUME
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>>25210647
We berserk now?
Pls
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>>25210647
<Hello, shard.>

So Isolation was isolation / loneliness or whatevs. This one is hunger. Cool.

Hit him with Isolation and then berserk.
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>>25210697
>>25210687
Seconding isolation shard.

Let's see what gluttony thinks of loneliness.
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>>25210647
Lets give him the isolation and munch fast.
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>>25210647
>>try to talk this thing down
<Why be a pet when a friend stands before you>
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>>25210706
FUCK HIS SHIT. HULK SMASH BUTTON, THEN OMNOM.
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>>25210647
Projection.

We need to reach in to his mind, surely he's corrupted, but we can dig deep.

Send our basic rundown of what we are to him, let him feel the shard of loneliness, etc
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>>25210734
wonder what our shard is then?
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>>25210734
I like this one the most, considering we really don't want to get stalled anymore.
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>>25210742
>>25210738
>>25210734
>Remember that Isolation way drained in vog cave, is it recovered?
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>>25210647
berserk time
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>>25210720
>Given what happened almost eating the last shadow, I'm afraid what he might do to our personality.

But we might get another shard out of it!
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>>25210751
My money's on JUSTICE or something.
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>>25210720
>Can we blink out of it's grasp?
Good idea.
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>>25210734
And I had begun to think that we were the shard of hunger.
Just kidding, in reality we are probably the shard of choice, or through our choices we became the shard of justice. This motherfucker is about to feel the isolation that eating everything will entail.
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>>25210762
Good point. Anything on this, SM?
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>>25210647

<Wouldn't I be stronger if I got to eat that Lich first? Maybe YOU might be stronger if you ate that Lich. I'm filled with lonely. did you want some? It tastes horrible. Very empty and alone... I bet Those fleshy things there are strong.>


Remember, using Isolation Shard is liable to Break it at this time. Best leave it alone. We needed no shard to get Isolation. We shall need no shard to get Power.
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>>25210647
Huh, looks like someone bought shadow control. Consum him as he tries to ingest us.
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>>25210772
In the end, there will be nothing left for him to eat, to taste, or consume.
I'm pretty sure that's gonna be real shocking.
>>25210769
Blink for backup plan.
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>>25210767
Hit him with some JUSTICE as well then.
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>>25210798
>Huh, looks like someone bought shadow control. Consum him as he tries to ingest us.
>shadow control.
THAT'S WHAT DARKXIS IS USING AGAINST US!!!
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>>25210647
<My strength is more than physical, Darkxis.>

<You believe you can eat me, you dare to imagine what I taste like?>

<Darkxis, I will show you what it is to CONSUME.>
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>>25210812
You ain't the brightest are ya?
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>>25210793
Let's do this first before anything.
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You think rapidly, combing through your options.
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You feel ready to Blink. Maybe you could blink out of its grasp and get behind it?

But then what? If it's anything like you, like the last shadow you met - it won't be easy prey. And even if you did manage to consume it...would you be the same Shadow afterward?

You feel at the Shard of True Darkness. Isolation trembles...it doesn't feel as though it's gotten 'better'. Fragile...easily broken. You're not sure if you're willing to sacrifice it.

Maybe magic? Your most powerful magic is of the shadow element, and that probably wouldn't work. Water, then?

You look up at it. Whatever the case, you don't want it to attack you right off the bat. <A while is a while,> you say. <At least five minutes.>

<Five whole minutes! Liar! It's only two minutes. Two minutes and then I eat you! EAT YOU!> It trembles in anticipation.

You're not hopeful about your chances with reasoning with this thing.

What do you do?
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>>25210839
Go beserk.
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>>25210839
Berserk
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Waitasecond.... are all these shaddows (including us) remnants of erebus? All the aspects of shadow? srsly now?
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>>25210839
ask it why it hasn't eaten the lich. We bet it's tasty
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>>25210860
so it has been hinted, so must it be.
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Rolled 28

>>25210839
Prepare to supersonic, into a retreat. Regroup already damn
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>>25210839
Go Berserk.
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>>25210839
blink and berserk behind for juggernaut punch
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>>25210839
This is SMs way of telling us that negotiating probably won't work.

We need to eat this guy ASAP. So, berserk I guess.
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>>25210839
Berserk
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Rolled 90

>>25210839
CONSUME
CONSUME
CONSUME
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>>25210839
<Two minutes is a long time.>
Consume him as he tries to consume us.
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>>25210839
Why don't you eat him then? Or are you too weak and pathetic to try? First one to eat him wins the contest! (blinks to lich)
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>>25210839
Put on our big boy form, the demon shape we took when we soaked up the dynamo, and we let out a big ass howl and resist his control

If all he wants is to eat, then he won't want to bite off more than he can chew. Intimidate!
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>>25210839
Hope Lust comes and takes Gluttony away?

We should spirit bind him and then go full out physical.
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>>25210839
>>25210839
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikRMPeDhoyo
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>>25210839
Berserk and attack directly with incredible strength and speed.

Blink if that fails.
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>>25210860
If that were true, then are we the strongest manifestation of Erebus? It seems so, but they said that Erebus didn't give a shit about humans, but we clearly do.

Anyway, if we eat this guy, we'll probably get more hungry.
Not necessarily a bad thing.
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>>25210839
Righty, no isolation. Too bad, that might have dissuaded him.

Blink out then run, we aren't terribly good at fighting our own kind, but Flint and Auriel are. Lets try and get back to them, intercept the assmage, and let them weaken the shadow.
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>>25210839
I say we ask him about Erebus and when hes distracted we go berserk and eat him.
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couldn't we nightflare him to resist the control?
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>>25210896
The dice have spoke. Can we blink INTO the other shadow elemental? Or maybe get one of our light mages to attack it?
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>>25210924
You know, we totally could.
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>He CONSUMES us
>we take him over, because our will is stronger
>bitch gets fucked
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>>25210839
berserk time
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>>25210924
>>25210940
Isn't nightflare for mana based things though? Spells and the like?
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>>25210950
Um, we have to take him over before he consumes us, or it's game over. Just so you know.
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>>25210924
>>25210940

Shadow control isn't a spell.

>please link to confirm: Berserk, break the control, fight and attempt consume
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>>25210924
he is probably not under magic control, hes just a hungry dick
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Actually, do you think he's using Shadow Control?
That's the only thing on our tree, that we have unlocked, which would do something like this.
Unless he's deeper into something than we are.
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Rolled 99

>>25210973
CONSUME
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>>25210973
confirm
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>>25210973
Confirmin.
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>>25210967
Didn't the other shadow we ate try to fight us for a while?
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>>25210973
Yep.
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>>25210973
DO IT
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>>25210973
Confirm
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>>25210973
Yea. Do all the things. I still say we put on our evil form and howl like a madman
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>>25210982
Well that's nice, if only it could be saved.

>>25210973
Mission Confirmed.
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>>25210982
DAMMIT, DON'T ROLL WHEN WE DON'T NEED IT.
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>>25210973
Confirm
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>>25210982

so close, but not quite there. This is a Full-Health CONSUME expert we are facing. we will need to whittle his health down to at least 25% before attempting a CONSUME battle...
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Roll 1d100

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Rolled 66

>>25211022
nat 100 pls
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Rolled 44

>>25211022
heres hoping this isnt the end of the quest
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Rolled 46

>>25211022
I'm not good with the dice but one can hope.
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Rolled 36

>>25211022
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Rolled 6

>>25211022
H-h-here I go....
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Rolled 17

>>25211022
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Rolled 100

>>25211022
HERE WE GO
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Rolled 65

>>25211022
100 inc
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Rolled 98

>>25211022
rollin
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>>25211022
Roll
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Rolled 89

>>25211022
I will roll well
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>>25211022
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Rolled 76

>>25211022

Snake.
Snake...
SNAAAAKEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!
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>>25211022
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>>25211037
Thank you based anons.
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Rolled 74

>>25211037
thank based dice gods
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>>25211037
Yessss
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>>25211037
<Five whole minutes is too long? It seems that I am not the one who needs the lesson on patience. Once you are safely away in my stomach, you will have plenty of time to learn how to wait. Perhaps even forever.>
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>>25211037
the power of CONSUME
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Rolled 70

>>25211022
>>
it worked, calling for a nat 100 worked WOOOOOO
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>>25211037
WOOOOOOOOOOO
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>>25211037

YAY! HAPPY SPIN FUN TIME!
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>>25211037
FUCK YES. I love my wonderful 100
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>>25211051
wow you really suck at rolling
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>>25211037
make sure to the him how good he tastes as we CONSUME him
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STOP ROLLING!

Now if only it had been in the first three.
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>>25211037
feed me Shadow Master, feed me the world
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Rolled 97

>>25211037
gg wp
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Rolled 79

>>25211022
here we go then
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>>25211037

HELL YEAH MOTHERFUCKER
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>>25211037
yay!
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>>25211037
If you aren't already a member: Welcome to the High Rollers Club.
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>>25211092

true. judging by the rolls, it will be a hard fought battle with a positive spin to it. Doubtful that we get a straight win, though we may be put in a better position to win...
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>>25210999
Yep, but he didnt consume us because we beat him to it. Apologies for the tardy response.
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Rolled 74

Did anyone notice that we rolled 100s for consuming on BOTH Shadows? The dice support is as Erebus.
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>>25211140
We got double 100 for Isolation, though.
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>>25211155
double 100 to Friendship blast Isolation
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<My companions are in danger,> you say. <I don't have 2 minutes to waste. We settle this now.>

<Can't make me!> Darkxis shrieks.

You activate your Berserk.

You rip free of his control in an instant.

You explode across the cobblestone, slamming into your foe. You tumble and twist in a confused tangle of shadows and claws and teeth, each attacking the other - but the suddenness of your strike has given you an advantage. You grab him, lift him up, and slam him down straight into the stone. You follow with a fist, crushing hard enough to crack the street.

Darkxis manage to Ink free of you, slashing as he slithers away. But it's merely a scratch.

>you've taken 3 damage (26/44)

You circle one another, darting in and out. He's fast - maybe as fast as you.

The golems up the alley are starting to recover.

What do you do?

>Overpower him with strength. Frontal attack.
>find more things to throw...things like golems.
>take to the skies and use a magic attack at range
>some other strategy
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>>25211155
I'm sure we have some rolls left in this fight.
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>>25211167
>>Overpower him with strength. Frontal attack.
>>find more things to throw...things like golems.
>>
>Overpower him with strength. Frontal attack.
We have the strength. We actually completed our strength tree so far.
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Rolled 87

>>25211167
We stronk. We use fists.
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>>25211167
Rip and tear.
>Overpower him with strength. Frontal attack.
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>>25211167
>Overpower him with strength. Frontal attack.
we dont have time to dick around with finding shit to through. kill this ass
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>>25211167
...He'd probably just dodge the things we throw.
>Overpower him with strength
We're still berserking after all?
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>>25211167

Overpower him!

Don't let up the assault!
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>>25211167
>Overpower him with strength. Frontal attack.
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>>25211167
Full Frontal: The Frontining
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>>25211167
No one out runs us. Frontal assault him.
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remember once hes stunned CONSUME... he'll just regenerate otherwise.
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>>25211167
I feel I must say it, but we are the JUGGERNAUT, bitch.
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>>25211167
Frontal attack. No golems, he will just consume them. I get the feeling that this enemy just needs to be pounded
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>>25211167
chunk his ass
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>>25211167
could we possibly rip out some cobble stones to throw at him real quick?
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>>25211167
>Overpower him with strength. Frontal attack.
Let's beat him with our supershadowy strength til he's a weakened shadowy pulp, and then maybe eat him. Instead of CONSUMing we could also always run to eat the lich.
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>>25211197
>We're still berserking after all?

Indeed.

Consensus is clear.

Roll 1d100 to continue your Berserk!
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>>25211167
Overpower. It's our best stat, and we are berserking.

Staight up beatdown is the best option we have.
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>>25211215
that we are.

Steamroll him into the Golems, then once we have used him to turn them into a fine paste, CONSUME!
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>>25211167
Give him a solid blast of water and wash this stain away.
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Rolled 26

>>25211232
cupcakes
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Rolled 91

>>25211232
HERE WE GO AGAIN PERHAPS MAYBE
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>>25211167
PUNCH HIS SHIT
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Rolled 4

>>25211232
RIP HIM
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Rolled 100

>>25211232
WE STRONK
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Rolled 75

>>25211232
Please oh please
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Rolled 29

>>25211232
Rawr mother fucker
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Rolled 28

I wish I could be the one to get a nat 100, its been a long, long time
>>25211232
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>>25211253
>WE STRONK
Yes, yes we are.
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Rolled 82

>>25211232
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Rolled 84

>>25211232
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>>25211253
we most defanetly are good anon
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>>25211253
well now, yes. WE STRONK
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Guys, just thought of something,
>We born near Shadow Mana pool
>Isolation found sealed in room with mana pool
>this fucker must come from third mana pool
>Erebus shards were born from mana pools
an I crazy or?
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>>25211253
OH SHIT SON
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Rolled 87

>>25211232
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>>25211232
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>>25211167
Yeah, I figured we'd be obligated to stay at least one more round of mindless combat due to Berserk being a two-round deal.

>>25211228
No reason to leave an enemy that is this dangerous without disabling him more permanently. Running off to fight the lich immediately after downing this guy is probably a very bad idea.

That said, we should at least try and keep the golems down in case we ARE able to subdue Darkxis temporarily so that we can try and consume him without having the golems up and beating on us while we try to do so.
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>>25211253
>>25211243
>>25211247
>passing the 2/3rds dc (hopefully
>+ a 100

Oh dear. I'll need to put some work into that comic.
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>>25211253
Double hundred on the shadow enemies. Love it
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>>25211253
YES.

SHADOW STRONK.

SHADOW REALLY REALLY STRONK.
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>mfw
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>>25211253
HAHA TIME FOR 100s
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Rolled 9

>>25211253
two 100s were on our way to merge with this guy too
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i think our next action is consume.
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>>25211243
>>25211247
>>25211253

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3QF37gucOc

It's time.
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>>25211167
>But it's merely a scratch.
Just noticed that. Fuck, we're poisoned aren't we?
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SM what is your opinion on our 100 capabilities vs. shadow enemies? Destiny?
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>>25211243
>>25211247

So that's a pass.

>>25211253

RIP AND TEAR
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>>25211307
Rip and tear and eat this punk.
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>>25211309
our ailment resist is actually very good.
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>>25211307
my shadows are ready
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Rolled 52

>>25211307
ooh shit son
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>>25211307
That image made me smile. Just thought I'd let you know.
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>>25211253
ANOTHER
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>tfw my first 100 on shadow quest

Feels good man.
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>>25211307
Well, shit. It's almost like the dice want us to do PLOT or something.

SM is obviously a wandering splinter of the great Dice Elemental that was shattered during the Luckamentomachy.
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>>25211328
It's not that kind of ailment.
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>Mana pool near here
HA HA! Time for shadow angels!
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>>25211353
it also takes xp, xp we want to spend on ourselves.
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>>25211307
>please giga shadow breaker
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>>25211353
Adavan has dibs.
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>>25211372
Oh god it really is.
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>>25211309
>Just noticed that. Fuck, we're poisoned aren't we?

>you observant son of a bitch

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You feel...off.

Something's inside you...eating at you.

>you've taken 2 damage from poison
>you've gained 2 health from regeneration (26/44)

You don't have time to worry about it. You roar, and fly toward Darkxis, scraping the street with your tendrils as you do. A shower of cobblestones and dirt flies up, pelting your opponent long enough to distract him. You crush him back down into the dirt with your first, then grab him by the middle and slam him down, again, and again.

Darkxis Inks away again. He's weak, but he's a resilient bastard. He gnaws on your limbs as he escapes your attacks, injecting something with his fangs.

>you've taken 2 damage (24/44)

You don't have time to think. You've got to crush him while he's still reeling, retreating. You move forward -

- you sense a golem just behind you!

Roll 1d100 to dodge
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Rolled 24

>>25211413
By dodge you mean Consume right?
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Rolled 50

>>25211413
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Rolled 97

>>25211413
golem smash
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Rolled 63

>>25211413
>Throw dice at them until they fail!
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Rolled 45

>>25211413

Oh please oh please crush Darkxis instead
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Rolled 79

>>25211413
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Rolled 82

>>25211413
Here comes 100 #3
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Rolled 26

>>25211413
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Rolled 52

>>25211413
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>>25211430
Man, my rolls have been shit tonight.
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>>25211373
I'd rather go with Abby, that girl needs some serious protection and decent native abilities seem like a good route to go. Also, remember Auri's gonna try killing us if she decides we are in fact Eberus (making shadow angels qualifies as a demonstration of that fact, no?).
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I think we'll need schattenkrieg to really pull that off
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Rolled 99

>>25211413
hell yeah cobble stones
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>>25211454

No, no dude they go in your email field
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Rolled 39

>>25211413
Ones are just two zeros away from one hundred.
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>>25211413
We're still good, we've got him on the run, and we have mana to cure/heal ourselves if the poison starts stacking up.
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Rolled 29

>>25211413
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Rolled 39

>>25211462
Hehe
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Rolled 18

>>25211462
If only I wasn't such a slow typer
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considering our bonuses we probably made that dodge. Pity that hundred didn't do to much.
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You duck out of the way of the golem! The fist buries itself in the ground next to you - the ground that you dug up. The golem struggles to free itself, but it's momentarily stuck.

The other golem either retreated, or was too damaged to move - you can't sense it.

Darkxis flickers at the edge of your senses. He's moving fast, waiting for an opening - you must have done some damage. Your Berserk isn't helping you keep track of him. You feel as though you could cut it off now, if you wanted.

What do you do?

>attack and munch on the damaged golem
>ignore the golem, find and finish Darkxis off
>end Berserk, use Focus to locate and attack Darkxis
>something else
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>>25211522
>>attack and munch on the damaged golem
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>>25211413
Recognizing that this stems from a likely misunderstanding of how consume works...we can't just consume away the poison, right?
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>>25211522
Suggesting us to take our attention away from the more dangerous and injured enemy by tempting us with the Golem? C'mon SM we aren't THAT stupid.
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>>25211522
>end Berserk, use Focus to locate and CONSUME/MERGE Darkxi.
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>>25211522
>end Berserk, use Focus to locate and attack Darkxis
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Rolled 79

>>25211522
Find Dickxis. Introduce him to our Crunch.
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Rolled 17

>>25211522
Pick up that fucking golem and slam him with it
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>>25211522
>end Berserk, use Focus to locate and attack Darkxis
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>>25211522
>ignore the golem, find and finish Darkxis off
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>>25211522

Golem for a boost

<I'm feeling Stronger Already. Don't YOU want to be Stronger TOO?>
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>>25211522

CONSUME THE GOLEM

Then throw the power we get from that at beating the shit out of him again.
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>>25211539

Unfortunately, you can't.
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>>25211522
>>end Berserk, use Focus to locate and attack Darkxis
munch on golem
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>>25211522
Ignore the golem. If he gets away he can recover. He's fast.
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>>25211522

we should consume the golem and burn the exp we get from it to get some mana and use it to heal ourselves if needed
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>>25211522
Golem snack, end berserk, then focus to find and finish Darkxis.
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>>25211522
>ignore the golem, find and finish Darkxis off
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>>25211522
Attack and munch the golem. Its the only thing thats preventing us from focusing on the other shadow and we can't afford to split our attentions between the two of them for long.
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>>25211522
FIND DARKXIS.
>>
ya shadow creatures are way to resilient. We give him a second and he'll consume some hapless villagers for HP and be at full health in no time.
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Guys, if we attack the golem, then Dicxis will try to CONSUME us while we're distracted
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>>25211522
attack darkxis!
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>>25211590
Can't mana burn is a once a day ability, and we already used it.
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>>25211522
>end Berserk, use Focus to locate and attack Darkxis

Also has the side benefit of possibly seeing where the second golem went off to, and if it's doing something we need to care about, such as going down into the mines to grab a hostage.
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Vote 1:
>consume Golem

Vote 2:
>end Berserk, use Focus to pinpoint his position, and crunch down on him
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>>25211522
Time to murder a shadow!
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>>25211633
>Vote 2:
>>end Berserk, use Focus to pinpoint his position, and crunch down on him
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>>25211633
2
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>>25211633
2
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>>25211633
1
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>>25211633
Vote 2.

<I CAN BITE TOO, YOU KNOW. BUT BETTER.>
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>>25211633
2.
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>>25211633

2
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>>25211633
1
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>>25211633
2
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>>25211633

as much as i want to vote for one, I have been swayed by the argument for two, so

2
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>>25211633
2
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>>25211633
1
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>>25211633
2
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>>25211633
after focus can we purify poison?
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>>25211633
2, gotta get him before he can snack on something to get back some health
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>>25211633
TIME FOR DIN DIN!
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>>25211680
I'm not sure if we want to add even more rolls to it.
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>>25211633
if we are going to end berserk, we should purify
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>>25211680
We're already healing back most, if not all, of the poison damage via our in-the-dark regeneration, so as long as we're not ALSO taking big damage from actual attacks, it's not terribly worrisome at the moment.
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>>25211633
I wish we could do both, but we need to end this guy and get back to the group. 2
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>>25211633
2
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>>25211633
2

I can't wait to see the look on Magnock's face when we return, sees that we've eaten Darkxis, and he realises that he has NO FUCKING CHANCE.

And I want to savour that look. I want him to choke on it.
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You end Berserk. You concentration washes back over you in a wave.

Roll 1d100 to Focus, then attack if you locate him
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Rolled 70

>>25211758
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Rolled 44

>>25211758
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Rolled 28

>>25211758
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Rolled 11

>>25211758
!
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Rolled 98

>>25211758
LET'S GET IT ON
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>>25211758
rolling to eat this bitch. we need to see how the lich is doing
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>>25211758
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Rolled 41

>>25211758
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Rolled 42

>>25211758
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Rolled 28

>>25211758
HERE WE GO
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Rolled 57

>>25211758
come on 100
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Rolled 12

>>25211781
it would help to actually roll
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Rolled 92

>>25211787
Dam, forgot roll.
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Rolled 98

>>25211758
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Rolled 66

>>25211758
I think we didn't do superbly guize.
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We so could have used observe at this point.
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Rolled 75

>>25211758
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>>25211780
>>25211810
>>25211830
such wasted potential...
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I smell 1s coming soon...
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>>25211864

Then stop rolling, people.
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>>25211767
>>25211770
>>25211772
It's mediocre, but he's nearby, so it should work.

...Right?
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>>25211864
fool, what have you summoned?
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Rolled 17

>>25211857
They should have left it to a professional.
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Focus pings out.

You find him - right behind you!

You turn just in time to catch his attack. His jaws clamp down on you. <Tasty, tasty, TASTY,TASTY,MORE,I WANT MORE,MORE OF THIS!>

>you take 2 damage (22/44)
>note: poison is currently nulling your regeneration 1:1

<I can bite, too,> you say.

You stretched your entire body in the shape of a mouth, looming over where he's latched onto your arm.

<Better than you can.>

You crush down on him!

The attack feels different than before. Darkxis shrieks in pain. You're -piercing- through something. You open your jaws, and then Crunch again, mashing him between stony, Shadowy teeth.

Between beating him senseless and chewing him alive, you're pretty sure you've done a lot of damage.

The golem wrenches its arm free from the ground!

What do you do?

>keep attacking!!
>bash him into the ground to stun him, then take out the golem
>CONSUME DARKXIS
>something else
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Rolled 64

>>25211878
When a professional dice roller shows up, we'll let him roll.
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>>25211864

pls don't taunt the dice you invite their wrath
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Rolled 46

>>25211893

CONSUME
was there ever any doubt?
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Rolled 62

>>25211893
CONSUME DARKXIS
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>>25211893
Tackle him through the wall, then
>CONSUME DARKXIS
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>>25211893
>bash him into the ground to stun him, then take out the golem
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>>25211893

DAMMIT

If we leave him stunned he could get away, but if we try to consume him we'll get smashed by the golem.

FUCK
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>>25211893
CONSUME
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Rolled 87

>>25211893
>CONSUME DARKXIS
i think he got the diamond barrier. so shadow control, poinson, and diamond barrier.
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>>25211893
<I have tasted friendship and loneliness, how will your Hunger compare?>
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>>25211893
can we lash out and slice off the golems arm while we chomp on this fucker?
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>>25211893
CONSUME! JOIN WITH US!
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>>25211932
>If we leave him stunned he could get away, but if we try to consume him we'll get smashed by the golem.
>FUCK
Also, if we don't do incredibly well with the CONSUMption, then we are going to be damaged in some way, or changed.
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>>25211922

This sounds like a good idea, it might buy us enough time to consume him.
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>>25211893
CONSUME DARKXIS
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>>25211893
Consume, I think we can tank one direct hit. Immediately after we should heal ourself though.
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>>25211893
>>something else
Use our strength and speed to grab and wrangle our injured enemy down the alleyway and around the corner, away from the golem.
Then
>CONSUME DARKXIS

In case the golem is able to communicate what it sees back to Magnock, we don't want him to know immediately that we've eaten his ally.
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>>25211951
I'm not sure. We know consume can go horribly wrong but so far it's been up there with our friendship rolls.
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>>25211893
>>25211922
>>25211932
Drag him out of range of the golem and then consume him.
But dammit, be careful. I don't want us to fail a SAN roll against him and be subsumed.
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Roll 1d100 to Consume

Second set of three dice will determine if and how the golem impacts the fight
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>>25211893

>CONSUME DARKXIS
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Rolled 23

>>25211977
rolling ot not die
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Rolled 77

>>25211977

OH GOD
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Rolled 10

>>25211977
<Become one with Justice>
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>>25211893
CONSUME this clown. don't we get health from CONSUMEing anyway?
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>>25211893
Consume, of course
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Rolled 86

>>25211977
I wish we had stunned him
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Rolled 39

>>25211977
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Rolled 68

>>25211977
shit
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Rolled 86

>>25211977