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/6RzLX9YpTwitter (quest times, cancellations, updates):https://twitter.com/ShadowMaster_tgTheme music:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLTQ5PlEWko
Events Summary:You managed to trek on foot through Tarun Gakth - a journey taking you thorugh the hidden orc city, Refuge, and pitting you against rogue machines, titanic rock worms, and the hive-mind of a race known as the Vog. After a harrowingly close brush with death, you managed to make it out alive, and had an easy time making your way to 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. You were successful, but something else possessed Xella's fading corpse - something that identified itself as Legion. At first, it mistook you as Erebus, but then changed its mind, claiming you just a shard of a shadow. While it was powerful, you managed to subdue and consume the horror - but an echoing voice threatened you with the fact that it was far from truly dead.The battle destroyed the tavern you staying in, but everyone escaped unharmed. You were quickly surrounded by the city folk, who you learned were enslaved by the lich, Magnock - your battle against Legion drew his attention. Adavan and Abigail were captured by the lich, whom Auriel recognized as an old foe.You defeated and subsumed another Shadow, named Darkxis, who was working with Magnock, and gained a second Shard of True Darkness. Auriel protected the party with some sort of Light-based barrier, but Magnock teleported them into his lair to work on cracking it open - after finishing the job of 'breaking' Adavan. However, thanks to your adopted disguise, he believes you are Darkxis - leaving you isolated, but holding the element of surprise.
Fuck yer, shadow quest!Thank you, based shadow master, you can fuck my bitch
Ability TreeGREEN abilities have been unlocked and learned.BLUE abilties are unlocked, but are not yet purchased.RED abilities are revealed, but locked due to prerequisites.UNDERLINED abilities are active-use, as opposed to passive. Not all active abilities require mana.Unlocked Ability Descriptions:http://pastebin.com/7neHai8rBooks the Main Character has read:http://pastebin.com/X59yWD5p-----------Active (intent-use abilities that don't require mana)-----------Consume - Devour the latent energy of enemies and magical artifacts to add to your own power and restore your health. Glide - Your aura allows you to glide, dropping safely from large heights or covering large distances if starting from a high position. Gliding is always stealthier than flying.Flight - Spread wings of darkness to soar through the air. Carrying capacity is based on physical strength.Supersonic - Fly at supersonic speeds. You'll move extremely fast, but suffer a large penalty to stealth and magic stealth. Takes 1 turn to activate.Mimic - Take on the vague form of things you've seen. Won't stand up to close examination, but works well in the dark.Snuff - You shadow can put out the lights it touches.Blink - Sight-range teleportation. (Cannot blink through walls, through the ground, into places you can't see, etc. 5-turn cooldown in battle. Auto-cooldown if battle ends. You can only Blink yourself and inanimate objects on your person. Max range 1/4 mile or 0.4 kilometers)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.
Rolled 62, 2, 22, 63, 95 = 244RIGHT AT THE STARTYES
Shadow Eater - Eat an enemy's shadow for a small heal. Their shadow will regenerate over the course of a day. However, things might turn sour if they notice their shadow is missing...Doom Aura - Puts out all lights in an area at once. Large penalty to dodge if used during battle.-----------Spells (and other abilities that DO use mana)-----------Shadow Strike - Strike the foe with needles of darkness. (base power 2. Costs 2 mana)Shadow Assault - Launch a flurry of shadowy projectiles at the enemy. (base power 4. Costs 4 mana. Can hit multiple enemies)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.-----------Summons-----------Wisp - A shadowy wisp from the Nether. (2 base shadow attack). Costs 1 mana to summon, 1 mana per action. Never breaks your control; if you run out of mana, it will merely vanish. [Level 0, Shadow]
Current Statistics:HP: 34/52Mana: 10/20EXP: 2Humanity: 105Temerity: 113Shards of True Darkness: 2Party 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 purseInventory:Shadow Sword Shard x 2Fancy Sun-Moon KeyMind-Scribing PenSuccubus Reagents x 1Jen Fang's Diary (Abigail's father)Golem Power CoreCurrent Location: Palthair
>Last time...You gingerly walk up to the outskirts of the barrier. You grasp the Shard of Hunger......and you feel something envelope you, more lucid and coherent than Isolation ever was.You channel that feeling into words, and they roll out of you.<That looks tasty, can I eat it? I want to eat it, can I, eat it, that is, I want to - >Magnock doesn't even look up. "Shut up, Darkxis." He fritters over something for a moment, then straightens. "What of the other shadow?"<I ate it.>"Good. You'll make quite the assassin, someday. And then you'll have every soul you can eat, as promised." He looks to the egg. "The angel is weakened, but she retains her knowledge, and experience. I can't open this alone." Magnock grins. "But I know another lich that might help, if I break him just the right way." Magnock glances at you. "Do as you will until I call upon you. I'm transporting this into my laboratory."The sigil under the egg flares with orange light.------------------You leap forward. <I want to go, too! Will there be things to eat?!>You slam into the magical barrier, then fall backward, stunned.Magnock gives you a tired look of disdain. "I've told you before, Darkxis. Don't get close to me.">con't
Booyah, I'll be catching a bit of SQ this evening before I go to bed!Btw SM, congratulations on the 30th! May there be many more. I think there's already enough to fill about a 400 page book right now.(is the publishing hint clear enough? If not, I'll say it again. Puuuuublish iiiiiiiiit.....)
>inb4 this is one of the other shards
The teleport spell activates. The three golems, the egg, and Magnock all vanish.You feel a bright point of Spirit flash far below you.You didn't expect Magnock to include Darkxis in the barrier spell...but then, given his Hunger, maybe you should have.Frustration rages through you. You punch the stone, cracking it.You force it back, slowly, steadily. Anger won't help the situation. As Flint said to Joey all those times they sparred, you need to keep your head on straight.Magnock's lair no doubt rests within the mines below the town. He's ancient, adept in magic, has had who knows how long to take over this town, and he has all of your friends captive. And you've no doubt he's working on Adavan right now.Time is short. You need to get moving. You trudge through the snow, keeping an eye on the subdued townsfolk. For now, it seems they don't consider you an enemy. He still doesn't expect that you're against him - at least you have that.What do you do?>sprint back to the corpse of that flesh golem; consume it>eat some of the townsfolk>eat shadows to regain your health>focus on finding an entrance to the mines>some other strategy
Rolled 17, 56, 62, 28, 89 = 252>>25243960> Get the corpse, and then shadows and then find the mine
>>25243960>sprint back to the corpse of that flesh golem; consume it>eat shadows to regain your health
>>25243960>sprint back to the corpse of that flesh golem; consume it>eat shadows to regain your health>focus on finding an entrance to the minesIn order of priority
>>25243882>>25243940Those look neat. Second one's much better.
>focus on finding an entrance to the minesNo need to screw around here as we need to get to our lich friend before he breaks.
>>25243998I like this
You're going to need all the strength you can get. You sprint back toward the corpse of the golem.You use the term 'corpse' roughly. It's smashed into the ground, but it's still writhing a bit, slowly repairing itself. It can't move - you're feeling pretty confident about your chances. And Magnock will likely write off your consumption as Darkxis being Darkxis.You roil over the flesh golem.Roll 1d100
Rolled 43, 80, 63, 1, 92 = 279>>25244124>>25244122shit
>>25243987This, but send our friends a message about the situation
>>25244122>>25244124>>25244140Oh god it's gonna be one of those nights.
>>25244144at least i didnt link
Rolled 77>>25244106Goin for 100
He might try and contact us and tell us to stop...if we are lucky.
Rolled 28>>25244106Oh joy. Here we go. I guess I'll just predict my own nat 1 if those first few are something to go by...
>>25244214Whatever it is it's still not as bad as a supercrit fail. I guess that's something to look forward to.
>>25244214>if we are lucky
Rolled 30>>25244106Yikes those rolls.
>you gain 4 EXP (total: 6)>you gain 3 HP (37/52)>you gain 3 Temerity (113)You feel a bit more power seep into your core. It sits around the two shards...What are those things, anyway? They're like solid pieces of shadow. In any case, they bear investigation.No time for that now.<Darkxis!>You pause, then look around. Where did that voice come from? It almost sounded like - <It's me, you idiot!> Magnock shouts into your mind.<Uh...><I told you a thousand times - don't eat without my permission! Or I -will- finish what I started when you found me! Is that clear?><Yes.><Good. Now get back to the cells, and stay there. And if you eat the girl - either of the girls - there'll be hell to pay.>The sense of contact fades. Magnock can feel when you consume his magic, apparently. More likely, knowing Darkxis, he set that up on purpose. You should probably avoid being blatantly consumptive.What do you do?>focus on eating shadows to regain all your health>snack on whatever shadows you come across on the way toward the mines>some other strategy
>>25244253Well if he "did" we could probe him on how to get back down to the lab. Playing dumb like we forgot.
>>25244253I have watched that girl slap the table a minimum of 100 times. I wonder how mangled her hand would be. As I write this she has probably slapped the table a hundred more times.
I just finished reading the archives today, and now I get to participate. FUCK YEAH!Also, next time we have an excess of XP we should probably turn Joey into our Servant.
>>25244214>He might try and contact us and tell us to stop...if we are lucky.Wow, good call.Your bonuses against the golem put you 100+ for consuming, so...that was the fallback.
>>25244320>snack on whatever shadows you come across on the way toward the mines
>>25244320blob around going up to random people saying "Cells!?"
>>25244320...Perhaps we should obtain soundless now that we have good magical stealth? Or perhaps save for one of the bigguns.
6 xp is enough for nightblaze!!!
>>25244409Oh hell yeah. Fuck up ALL his spells.
Rolled 49>>25244320>snack on whatever shadows you come across on the way toward the mines
>>25244385This is perfect!Act like we forgot how to get back.And I would say Either nightblaze for the obvious reason or Deep Focus.
>>25244409Support for nightblaze
>>25244385This seems nice indeed. In character as the ditz glutton murder machine.Snack on shadows on the way.
Rolled 15>>25244320humm. with this description it seems that exp that we do not spend sits around our core near the shards. so maybe is we have enough surplus exp that we dont do anything with something happens. >note i am not suggesting this, it is just i want every possible theory to be voiced in the thread
lets get nightblaze
>>25244389>>25244409I'll change my suggestion of soundless to nightblaze. It's kinda awesome now that I looked at the descrip.
Man Darkxis and Mr. Shadarkxis are adorable. Shame Darkxis had to die so quick.
I think shadow control might be the last wing we need to unlock to get to the darker grey areas.Or maybe we just need to fill out the whole light grey splotch.
>>25244550What are you talking about? He will be inside us forever and ever. It was hinted at that we might still be able to hear his voice.
If you want to purchase something, I'll need a bit more consensus. It did seem like there was a lot of interest in nightblaze.----------------------You don't have time to spend getting back to full health. You run up to the first townsperson you see. <Cells? Where are the cells? Are there things to eat there, maybe?>The man stands there for a moment, then points in the direction all the rest of the townspeople are heading. ...makes sense.As you lope along, you notice something you didn't before - shadows. People's shadows. They flick and flitter across the ground, changing as they move across different surfaces, independent from the surroundings. You reach forward.You gasp the shadow of a person as if it's a thin layer of paper. You peel it up from the cobblestone and, on impulse, chew it down. It's not very substantial, but you feel a little better. If the enslaved townsperson cares that you ate their shadow, they don't show it.You run toward the mines, grabbing a few more shadows as you go.>you gain 4 hp (41/52)You clear the back side of the town and reach a series of steep slopes. The Valendrak mountains loom above you, piercing the dark night sky. A large entrance supported by wood beams forms an opening directly into the rock. A stream of people leads into and out of mines.A flesh golem stands guard with three men. They're wearing grey clothing, imprinted with an orange, inverted triangle. It's the same symbol Adavan used to guide you this far. Judging by the way they're look at the crowd, eyes alert, they don't seem to be enslaved.Assuming Magnock took over here, it stands to reason that not everyone fought his influence...What do you do?>walk in like you own the place>try to find a more discrete entrance>some other strategy
Rolled 30>>25244320i think we should hold of on nightblaze until we can actually use it. and who knows we might be call upon to shadow control something when we dont have that ability. so i say dont buy anything yet
>>25244653We can use it. We have 10 mana right now, and there's probably a mana pool n Magnocks base aswell.
Rolled 33>>25244672sorry. met actually use it. as in we are in a position where it is beneficial. until this i would like the option to emergency buy shadow control if we need it to pretend to be the other shaodw
>>25244635Buy nightblaze.Go up to a guard and ask if he has something for you to eat and then walk in like we own the place.
>>25244635I say yes to nightblaze.
>>25244693Oh shit, thats rightIf we suddenly lost that ability and magcock found out we'd be screwed
>>25244635>>walk in like you own the placeLet's also creep them out a bit. Big ol drooly smile as we walk past them
Rolled 13>>25244635>>some other strategyhitch a ride in one of the shadows of one of the crowd.
>>25244635>some other strategyHitch a ride in a mind controled citizen's shadow.
>>25244693Ahh, that's actually a good point. If he asks us to restrain something but we can't do it in the appropriate way... Then again his lair is likely going to be full of enchantments that would be beneficial to us to break. So I'd like to think nightblaze will be more beneficial.
>>25244731<Maggy said I couldn't eat the girls. Are you a girl?>Then lean in really close
>>25244635buy soundless instead
Vote 1:>walk in. Intimidate the guardsVote 2:>hitch a ride in a shadow-----------------Vote (A)>buy nightblazeVote (B)>hold EXP for later
>>25244776Seconding this because Magnock seems like the kind of person to use his more dangerous minions as... motivation.
Rolled 63>>25244763i am saying that we make that desision later. if we run into a bunch of enchantments? buy nightblaze then. if we are called to restrain someone? buy shadow control
>>252448291B (the thing about shadow control convinced me.)
>>252448291bscare the poop outta them
>>25244829Does Shadow Control cost any mana?
>>25244829you've selected 1-Bwriting
>>25244876Maybe not that much, just y'know, regular old creepicki in a measured manor.
Rolled 11>>25244893no it does not good sir
>>25244904>>25244911If thats the case why don't we buy that?
>>25244943If we need to for our disguise, or when we get 3 more xp, we will.
Rolled 71>>25244943because either one could be useful. and i for one want nightblaze. i have been arguing to hold of since we might need shadow control. so we are waiting to see what comes up before purchase
You don't even bother to stay in the line of people, but instead walk and warp and shift your way up to the guards. The flesh golem doesn't budge an inch, but the three men stiffen in surprise as you draw close. One of them takes a step backwards, a mask of fear etched on his face.Clearly, Darkxis doesn't distinguish much between the help and his next meal.<I'm hungry, but Magnock told me not to eat the girls,> you say. You loom over the frightened one. His knees are shaking so hard they knock together. <Are you a girl?>"U-uh-uh...yes," the man whimpers.<Oh.> You sit back. <Where are the cells? He told me to go to the cells, but I got hungry and forgot where they were. Actually, I'm still hungry. Maybe I'll eat first.>"Go down to processing, take the big steel door!" one of the men shouts. "Just follow the main hall! There's a ton of things to eat down there, I swear!"<Oh. Ok then.> You wander off down the halls.You bob along between the people, trying to move quickly without overtly sprinting. You don't want to appear in any kind of hurry. You've got to make sure Magnock stops focusing on you, at least until now.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye8KvYKn9-0Up ahead, the lines of people swivel and swerve. It's odd - the hallway is neat and straight, marked by wooden beams at regular intervals. But they snake through quite purposefully...What do you do?>run through>follow the lines of people>try to discern why they're doing that>some other strategy
>>25245074>"U-uh-uh...yes," the man whimpers.>mfw>try to discern why they're doing that
>>25245074Rush right on through, activate berserk shattenkrieg everyone in the way 0 mana bind Joey from long range and shadow assault the sun.Finally caught a thread again.
>>25245074>try to discern why they're doing that
>>25245074>>follow the lines of peopleit might be some magical trapalso, while we follow>try to discern why they're doing that
Rolled 97>>25245074>follow the lines of peopleits obvious that there are some sort of traps there. but i dont really want to waist tome sensing magic or focusing><Are you a girl?>>"U-uh-uh...yes," the man whimpers.fucking lost it
>>25245074>try to discern why they're doing thatStop and ask them over an over what they are doing.
You walk along the lines of people, following their path carefully.You glance at the hall, peering intently. Amidst the dust and rock of the floor, you see a few wide, raised stone plates. You're not sure what they activate, but you don't want to find out.You continue down, and the path opens into a large room.The massive cavern is a hive of activity. A winding maze of platforms and mine tracks crisscrosses the floor, connecting together all the mine shafts. Mine trains are being hauled by men and women and beasts of burden, bringing loads of raw ore up from one of the many tunnels. That is then sorted for what you think, at a glance, is purity, by a large troop of mostly women and children. The sorted ores are then carted off en masse further down a prominent tunnel, out of which a smaller, but steady stream of people leads. Holes in the ceiling far overhead look like intentionally-cut air shafts for ventilation.It's an impressive operation, one that shows decades of effort and careful construction. You doubt Magnock did it all - he just took over what was already here, and he's driving it at full force. You wonder what his plans are.What do you do?>No time to lose. Deeper, down the main tunnel>examine the side tunnels>some other strategy
>>25245290>No time to lose. Deeper, down the main tunnel
>>25245290>No time to lose. We must go deeper.I hardly think Auriel is going to hold that shield for very long.
>>25245290>examine the side tunnelsPeek down the side tunnels and continue on to the main event.
>>25245342seconding the peeking while continuing our path, just to see if anything helpful would catch our eye. If this is a proper lich lair the most interesting things will of course be the deepest.
Rolled 19>>25245290>No time to lose. Deeper, down the main tunnel
>>25245290No time to lose, we can't let adavan be broken...
You take a glance up into the side tunnels. They're a product of careful engineering, supported by regular wooden beams, but you don't notice anything particularly distinct about them.You continue down the main tunnel. The line of people has thinned, but remains steady and straight.You feel it getting hotter. A bit of smoke fogs the air, whisked away quickly by the mine's good airflow, but marking what must be the processing area the guard mentioned.You come to a halt. Two flesh golems stand before a sort of wrought-iron gateway, built into the stone - but it obviously hasn't been there long. A faint orange light glows in the air underneath it. The people pass in and out of it without harm, but you see the magic flow over them as they do.A crack in the wall to the side catches your eye. You feel a bit of air coming through. Maybe it leads outside? That doesn't sound helpful at the moment.What do you do?>don't rock the boat yet. Walk through>destroy the gate>attack the golems>explore the crevice in the wall>something else
>>25245481>don't rock the boat yet. Walk through
>>25245481>>explore the crevice in the wallJust a peak.Then walk through
Rolled 87>>25245481gah, i want to get to adivan as soon as possible. but i dont want to go through that barrier. >explore the crevice in the wall
>>25245481Problem is, that magic in the gate might/will probably expose us, I think it's best to try the crevice first.
>>25245525Oh yes please do walk through the spirit detector. Not like that thing is like walking past us with focus on or anything. /sarcasm
go for the crevice, prehaps we can find another entrance on the other side.
>>25245481I hope that gate isn't meant to detect more discrete forms of magic.
>>25245481Maybe with our new magical stealth we can "fool" the devise into thinking we are Mr. Hungry. I mean we do have his shard.
Rolled 11>>25245608yeah. but the isolation shard only seems to be usable twice without breaking it. i dont want to push the hunger shard for this
>>25245629Point.>>25245481Let us look through the crevice.
>>25245481>explore the crevice in the wallThey're for sure used to Darkxis dicking around by now, so they're probably not going to think twice beyond "well, there goes that scatterbrain who wants to eat everybody again. hopefully Master Magnock fires this little shit one of these days."If it DOES lead outside, there are probably more cracks we can sneak back through on the other side, since we noticed that the caves were particularly well-ventilated.
>>25245290Deeper. Every second that goes by is another second Dicknock has to twist Adavan to his will.And Adavan hardly deserves that after everything he's done.
The gate makes you more than a little worried. You explore up the crevice.It's thin. Very thin - if it came down to it, you probably wouldn't be able to get anyone else other than Abigail through such a small space.The wind whistles shrilly. After a minute of climbing, you slither up and out of the crevice, and into free air. You're high on the slope above the entrance to the mines. Palthair stretches before you, around the curve of the mountain.Dammit. This was a waste of time.What do you do now?>Not much choice. Go back, walk through the gate>Head back down and vent your frustration on the golems and that stupid gate>Some other strategy
If problems are caused, we can say that we ate the other shadow. it was all tingly, and that we are hungry and want to eat...so, ONWARDS! TO FRIENDSHIP AND BOSS BATTLES!!!
>>25245658And another great point for noticing that the caves are well-ventilated.
>>25245688>>Not much choice. Go back, walk through the gate
>>25245688Wait, how tall is the gate? Does it encompass the entire hallway from bottom to ceiling? Or could we perhaps fly over it.
Rolled 53>>25245688look for a vent further along. go down the vent
>>25245688>Not much choice. Go back, walk through the gateKnew it.
>>25245729iirc we can scuttle on walls and ceilings. That'd prolly be less visible if we can just go over the gate
>>25245729>Does it encompass the entire hallway from bottom to ceiling?Yes.
>>25245688>Not much choice. Go back, walk through the gate
Wait, I think we have a power specifically for avoiding magical detection.
>>25245688Back down and through the gate.Damnit, Occam's Razor strikes again.
I'll probably regret saying this since I want other things more, but...>Compress - By sacrificing strength and defense, you can compress yourself and your aura to the size of a small mouse, greatly increasing dodge and physical and magical stealth. Warning: requires a turn to activate and deactivate.>greatly increases magical stealth
Are you referring to this?>Compress - By sacrificing strength and defense, you can compress yourself and your aura to the size of a small mouse, greatly increasing dodge and physical and magical stealth. Warning: requires a turn to activate and deactivate.>Costs 5 EXP
>>25245811I'll support compress.
>>25245688>>25245755Yeah, in retrospect, we probably shouldn't be terribly worried about the scan; since Magnock's wards still counted us as being Darkxis for purposes of repulsion, and he was still able to speak directly into our minds, our energy signature shouldn't be too different than Darkxis' would've been.Particularly since he didn't seem terribly knowledgeable about either us or Darkxis to begin with. Probably won't know what weird distinguishing characteristics to look for regardless.>Through the breach!>>25245729>>25245767The gate is built into the stone, which makes me think it's a solid barricade across, rather than free-standing.
Rolled 82>>25245811>>25245812i know there is a vent that goes behind that screen. the problem is that it might be blocked even if we manage to find it.
>>25245811>>25245812Why would we want compress? That doesn't seem like something that would help us get past a magic mind scanner, or whatever it is.
>>25245866It greatly increases magic stealth. We're passing through a magical barrier that is geared towards detection.
>>25245866I dunno, someone else mentioned it, so I posted it.There isn't a sudden army of people demanding compress, so!--------------------------You slither back down the crevice. It's a lot faster flowing down than creeping up.You arrive back in front of the gate, take a breath, and walk through.Roll 1d100
>>25245688Not much choice... Gate it is, try to mask ourselves as much as we can non-magically and "hold out" the hunger to try and fool detection.
>>25245811>>25245826I'm going to stubbornly keep yelling about Nightblaze until you guys listen.Having access to a non-temporary magic disjunction is going to be WAY more valuable than anything else we can afford during this mission. The guy has mind control powers; the ability to revert those, especially since we may have to deal with him dominating Adavan by the time we get around to getting down there, is way more important than most of the bonuses we might be able to pick up.
Rolled 75>>25245897here is hoping we dont explode
>>25245812Is this a gateway in the typical sense or does it have absolutely no bars and it's just solid iron on either side of an entry way? If it's bars then we could just ink through and avoid the center...
Rolled 85>>25245897We're fucked
Rolled 82>>25245897Nat 1 incoming.
Rolled 5>>25245897Don't fuck this up
Rolled 9>>25245897rolls again for no reason in paticular
Rolled 59>>25245905Rollan dice.
>>25245911>>25245904>>25245910K. That's maybe the 2/3rds DC passed. We'll see.
>>25245916>Is this a gateway in the typical sense or does it have absolutely no bars and it's just solid iron on either side of an entry way?That's exactly what I was trying to communicate.
Rolled 61>>25245905I can second this
>>25245905This, a hundred times. This lich was made to be nightblazed.
>>25245984agree with nightblaze.And I forget my dice and roll in another thread, waste a perfectly good 95 roll in a half life discussion...
Rolled 12>>25245905i agree that nightblaze is the thing to have. i want it. but we lose nothing by not purchasing it until we actually use it and we will still have the oportunity to purchase anything that we need right then as we go along. if we havent purchased nightblaze by the end of this i will be suprised. but lets hold off until we are actually planning to use the spell
Damn it's a good thing I decided to check the twitter for once, this started really early!
>>25245964>>25245984I mean, we don't have to buy it NOW necessarily (unless we are paranoid enough to try and work around the possibility that we could run into some enemy that can drain XP with no precedent for that kind of effect), but spending our XP on other things just to improve our chances of getting through minor obstacles doesn't seem as valuable as being able to have access to a completely different, equally valuable skill.>>25246009Yeah, basically this. The only issue I have with waiting until the last minute is that whenever something comes up that a different skill could help us with, there will be an inevitable surge of support, however small, for picking up THAT instead. I kind of want to hedge against running into something that will convince a majority of us to pick up something that gives us a minor bonus just to try and eke out a bit more of an advantage on our DCs.
>>25246059Nightblaze would be very, very good. We can disrupt Magnock's shields and illusions.
You walk through the gate.You feel a brush of Spirit flow over you, as if walking through a curtain made of magic.In a moment, the feeling is gone. You tense up.The golems don't move. The people keep walking. Magnock's voice doesn't shout in your head.You let out a sigh of relief. Maybe you were worried for nothing.After a short walk, the tunnel opens up again.A room even larger than the last greets your eyes. Huge furnaces line one wall of the room. Mine carts arrive on platforms from above and below, then dump their sorted ore into one of the furnaces. The slag is collected below in cupcake-like molds of bars. The molds are set onto huge trays, which are wheeled away into yet another chamber to cool.On the other side of the room, many of the bars are put right to work. The greenish-grey of adamantium lies under many hammers, alongside steel and what you think is copper. Piles of coal sit in the room, feeding the hungry furnaces. The adamantium forge has several mages standing next to it - one feels like earth, another like fire, another of water. They work together to help the blacksmiths work the tough metal into a finished product.There are a lot more of the grey-clad guards in this room. They patrol in teams of three, keeping an eye on the proceedings. You note that many of the blacksmiths, as well as the three mages, don't have the glazed eyes of the enslaved...they feel relatively free of any spirit magic, too, and they aren't wearing the grey clothing. A dozen or so flesh golems line the room.That's a lot of golems - a lot of corpses. Magnock has been busy.Three hallways lead off from the forge room. One is where the cooling bars are being taken. You see finished swords and helmets being carted into the second. The third has several guards standing in front of it, but nothing moves in or out.>con't
What do you do?>Just ask directions to the cells. You've got a role to play.>use focus; get the lay of the land for yourself>some of these people look held against their will...time for a little chaos>no chaos yet. Explore the first tunnel where the bars of ore are stored>explore the tunnel where the finished products are brought>explore the guarded tunnel>some other strategy
>>25246196Well obviously the guarded tunnel is where we need to go because guards would be stationed near areas where prisoners would be kept or where they might be ferried through.
>>25246157>Just ask directions to the cells. You've got a role to play.Time to freak out some more guards.
Is adamantium magical at all or is it juts hard metal?
>>25246196>explore the guarded tunnelObvious path is obvious.
Rolled 98>>25246196>use focus; get the lay of the land for yourselfwe have to find adivan. though the problem is we have used focus before. he might recognize it. but we need to find adivan. for some reason i picture SM behind the scenes rolling a dice to see if he breaks, with a greater bonus every time we make a discision
>>25246196>explore the guarded tunnelSeems like the only place they'd keep the cells. If they start to give us a hard time about getting through, THEN we can default to the spooky act like we used before.If there ARE people being held against their will, as much as we'd like to go full Sparticus and lead a slave revolt, this isn't the time. Maybe later, once we have eaten the person we're freeing them from already.
>>25246157Preparation for large scale warfare, likely supplying and supporting. I wonder who might want all this other than Magnock.
>>25246196>explore the guarded tunnelIf we use Focus, Magnock will detect us.
>>25246196No chaos yet.Explore the tunnel where the finished products are brought.
>>25246266Nope, focus lowers out stealth. Nope.Also, question, is diamond stronger than adamantine.
>>25246266Negative on the focus. They will know its us.
>>25246317Or the mages right next to us working on the forges will wonder why they feel something different about us, etc.
>>25246283That is easy, who is dark, a girl, and rules a kingdom of vampires right next door to us at the moment?
>>25246283Presumably it'll be Vampiria and friends, considering their proximity to the mines.Could also be Archon, since they're the Lich-y place. Way less likely, though, since if it was them, they'd probably have taken Abagail back to Archon proper rather than leaving her in the mines to get worked over like the rest of the peons.Or Magnock is just building an army for himself in order to do his own conquesty thing.
>>25246266I get the idea that Magcock will sense us if we Focus in here.
>>25246317Oh shit, good catch. Yeah, no focus.
>>25246347>>25246344I wonder if they took this place because it would be a great staging point against the elves?
>>25246234>Well obviously the guarded tunnel is where we need to go because guards would be stationed near areas where prisoners would be kept or where they might be ferried through.I LOVE MY PLAYERS WHEN THEY THINK CRITICALLY>>25246241It's extremely hard, three times more durable than steel, and conducts magic much better than iron products, if not as well as gemstones.Magic is required to heat it to the temperatures needed to shape it. Once forged and cooled, it's doubly hard to reforge into something else, so on top of being about as common as gold or silver, it's requires master-level experience experience on part of both the blacksmith and the mage, a partnership usually forged over at least a decade working on lesser metals. So, the skill and the metal are both very uncommon. Palthair is the mining capital of the empire; most of the adamantium goes to the empire's battle mages and elite soldiers.
>>25246344We really need to go meet that vampire witch queen sometime. She's probably the most likely person in the world to know who and what we are.
Rolled 72>>25246391well then. down the gaurded tunnel
>>25246392That and the Elf from the beginning are two good choices.
What are our resistance levels at currently?
>>25246371More likely they'd have taken it because it deprives a key strategic resource from their enemy, while giving them access to it themselves.That said, mines ARE an awfully good place to hide an army before sending it out, particularly if said army is made of meat golems and thus doesn't need the same blatantly obvious resupplying that a regular army would require.
>>25246391So can we eat it? With all that magic put into forging it, I think maybe. Ok, probably not, but I still wanna try.
>>25246415Down the tunnel we go!
>>25246453Oh right. No upkeep soldiers.That's... that's terrifying. The ground soldiers could cover if they don't need rest, don't fear and never stop...
>>25246442I'll report that in a minute, writing at the moment
>>25246453>>25246492We're going to need to find a way to take care of this place, that is if Auriel doesn't live long enough to suggest one herself.
>>25246453...wait a moment...what if he is making golems that aren't made out of meat and that is why he needs the mining town...Steward would have a field day.
>>25246515Earth and Shadow are aligned, right?So what's keeping Steward from hitching up with Magnock and the Black Lady?
>>25246455Shut up Darkxis
>>25246540I'd guess a desire to not get caught up in their wars
Rolled 29>>25246511well as far as we know, undead follow their last command when the person controlling them goes away. so we just have to kill magcock before he can make them go crazy
You walk up to the guards at the one door. They draw back on instinct.<Let me in.>They practically fall over themselves getting out of your way.You hold in a smile. You could get used to this.You open the door.A winding path wraps around a dark mine shaft. A few more guard patrols lay here and there. You can feel spirit magic below your position.What do you do?>use focus; scout the lay of the land>drop down the shaft>go back>some other strategy
>>25246540Mostly the fact that he's part of a collective of hyper-rational champion hiders that probably have more interest in staying secret and relying on self-governance rather than going out on a conquest spree.
>>25246455Really, when we meditate or something we should have Darkxis talk to us.
>>25246596>drop down the shaft
>>25246596>>drop down the shaft
Rolled 81>>25246596> descend into darkness
>>25246596>UpdateShit. Spirit magic down there but it very easily could be a trap. Shit shit shit.
>>25246596>drop down the shaftSounds like something he would do.
>>25246596How about we GLIDE down the shaft, eh?
>>25246644Now we're talkin.
>>25246596>GLIDE down the shaft.We don't know how far down the thing goes, and if the stop we want to take is only partway down the gigantic pit, we'd rather be able to get off at the right stop on the first trip, rather than having to fly back up (which is markedly less stealthy.)
>>25246644Because there is still that wing magic to deal with.
>>25246596>You hold in a smile. You could get used to this.Damn, that's our Temerity talking and I don't like the line of that thought.Drop down the shaft.
>>25246644I'd prefer to not get attacked by sky sever for taking too long falling down
Rolled 15>>25246659or we could climb down the side. and then climb back up if there is a problem
>>25246661We could grab the wall for a brief moment. I'm sure that would count.
>>25246673>>25246661We would still get affected just dropping if the shaft is deep enough then, wouldn't we?
>>25246644>>25246656>>25246659This also has the up-side of giving us more time to get close to the spirit magic we sensed so we can better gauge if it's a trap or our intended destination.>>25246596Also, we should probably pop over to a guard patrol and pester them as to where the cages are.They're going to be too busy shitting themselves to question why we're asking, I'd imagine.
>>25246696HAHA Yeah.So let's do this:>>25246674
>>25246666That's humanity, the joy in lording over others.
>>25246696Gliding down will increase the time spent. If we can freefall for a two minutes, that's a deep fuckin hole.
You drop down to the bottom of the shaft. You use your wings to slow your descent and alight gently on the stone floor.An orange glow permeates the room. A long line of cells cover both walls. They waver as you look at them - it appears and feels as through the cages are made of solid Spirit magic.You creep through the Shadows, staying as quiet as possible. There's a woman in one cell. She's sitting with her arms folded around her knees, head drooped low. Brown hair scraggly and unkempt from time spent in a prison drapes around her shoulders.You hear the creak of a door open from the other end of the hall.What do you do?>hide>stand in the open, you've nothing to fear>some other strategy
>>25246747>>stand in the open, you've nothing to fear
>>25246747stand in the open, we were told to be here after all...
Rolled 6>>25246747hide. i dont want to be put in our cage of spirit yet
>>25246762I'm expecting one of those "bad guys walk into the room conversing about important plot points" scenes, and even if we aren't immediately going to be attacked being here, I want to hear what they'll have to say when they think they're alone.Of course that's assuming that my hunch is right, if it's just a regular guard we'll be fine either way.
>>25246747>stand in the open, you've nothing to fearMagcock told us to be here. Whats he gonna do?
>>25246747>cages made of solid magic>glow permeating room, maybe to help spirit magic and hinder other magicsGood thing our nightblaze option is still open.
>>25246747Hide. Even though we've got "permission" to be here, there's no need to waste an advantage if we have it. we might overhear things we wouldn't otherwise.Plus, if it's Magowhatever we can just pop out of hiding.
>Magnock realizes we're here>Comes out to greet us>We hide>He wonders what the fuck is going on>He gets suspicious
Rolled 80>>25246802>>25246770>>25246762put us in our cage that is what. remember the guy we were pretending to be was closer to a mad dog on a leash than an ally
>>25246747>hideMagnock mentioned that there were TWO ladies, and we only see one of them in the cells at the moment.Which means the door at the end of the hall is likely the second one being brought back to their cell.And we can PROBABLY guess that it's going to be Abagail, from the fact that we didn't recognize the first lady. Better not to scare the shit out of her and/or blow our cover immediately. Once the guard leading her back gets within range, we might be able to sneak attack him, but we should wait on that decision until we can see what the situation entails.Even if it's Magnock, he told us to report back to the cells and then do whatever we wanted for a while. Fuck him if what we wanted to do was practice skulking around for a while.ALSO HEY, SPIRIT MAGIC CAGES? MAYBE NIGHTBLAZE IS A GOOD THING TO HAVE TO BREAK THEM OPEN AT SOME POINT, EH?
>>25246747Stand in the open, you've nothing to fear.
>>25246846Well that's enough logical argument for me to change my opinion,>>25246770>>25246747To hiding.
>>25246747Considering we were only two days behind Abigail? This woman probably isn't her. Plus, she's a woman not a little girl.
There have been a lot of good points raised.Weigh them carefully.Vote 1:>hideVote 2:>stand in the open
>>25246747Got to keep up our disguise.Stand in the open.
>>25246885Magnock called them girls...
Rolled 47>>252468941. if we are found out we could say we were watching. he probably has some experince with the changing nature of shadow creatures.
>>25246894>Vote 2:>>stand in the open
>>25246894Vote 1.Points outlined earlier.>>25246846Be prepared to change plans once we get a better handle on the situation.
if the guy confronts us we can merely say we were waiting to see if we could eat him. As he isn't a girl.
>>25246894Hide, if we are needed in the open, we can just break cover.>>25246908It's a shadowy thing to do, probably not too suspicious.
>>25246894ADDENDUM: HIDE IS THE PLAN SO LONG AS WE ARE NOT STUPID ENOUGH TO DECIDE TO HIDE IN A SPIRIT CAGE.I know some quest runners might let us consider that as an option unless specifically requested that we not do so, so better safe than sorry.
You'll be hiding.Writing...
>>25246958>>25246974Lol, yeah SM make sure we're not hiding some place sillystupid.
You stay where you are, at the corner of the hall leading from the dropshaft. Maybe you'll hear something interesting.A man with mussed black hair that feels like crackling lightning comes into view. He's wearing a grey robe with an orange triangle. He plants himself in front of the woman's cell."Samantha." The woman doesn't look up. "I came here to talk." The woman doesn't respond. "You shouldn't ignore the person who holds your father's life in his hands."Samantha finally looks up. You can see she's actually quite young - eighteen, nineteen. She stares at the man. "Leave me alone, Gabriel.""If you were more complaint, you wouldn't be in this situation. It's been some weeks, now. Magnock isn't going anywhere." Gabriel smirks. "And I'm his right-hand man. So when I talk, you listen.""Go fuck yourself."Gabriel wags a finger. "Tsk tsk.""You sold us out to a lich," she says. "You sold my family - the town - the whole damn empire to some undead fool. When the angels arrive, they'll - ""The angels haven't come. They won't be coming. They've got Archon and the Black Lady to deal with. By the time they show up, Magnock will have returned himself and his armies to full strength." Gabriel leans up close to the orange bars. "You need to decide, and soon. Work with us - with me - and save your father's life.""I'd rather rot in the Nether than work with -you-. You were always a piece of slime, Gabriel, but I never suspected you had no heart at all."Gabriel chuckles. "Oh, feisty. That's why I like you, Sam.""Leave her alone!" a small voice shouts. "Ugly!"You know that voice. Abigail.>con't
Gabriel turns toward a cell you can't see from your position with a twisted look on his face. "If it isn't the little spirit rat. I don't know why Magnock wants you around - I don't think even his deviance extends to children. But as soon as he doesn't need you, I'll enjoy taking you apart. Maybe I'll make you into a rat. Would you like that?"It takes an extremely large portion of your self control to stop yourself from leaping out and tearing the man into bite-size pieces."Addy's going to come and - ""Addy? Adavan?" Gabriel scoffs. "He's being broken in half by Magnock as we speak.""Then Sha - ""Shadow, Shadow, Shadow, Mr. Shadow will come and save me," Gabriel mocks. "Have you met -our- shadow, yet?"You here only a small whimper from Abigail's cell."Well, guess what? Our shadow ATE your shadow up, and then he burped and laughed about it. Your shadow is dead, and the rest of your friends are trapped at the bottom of Magnock's laboratory. So shut the hell up and speak only when spoken to, like a good girl.""Don't speak to her that way!" Samantha shouts. She stands up and balls her fists. "She's just a girl! By the Light, Gabriel, can you even hear yourself?!""I always hated your old man," Gabriel hisses. "Palthair. The loyal, productive little city of the Empire. A -slave- by any other name! In times of old, we were great. We were the center of our own kingdom. But he always kowtowed to them, always appeasing, just like the mayor before him, and before that one. Palthair will rise, and I will be its head, a general in Magnock's army." Gabriel fully turns back to face Samantha. "He was a servant of Hecate, in the elementomachy. He is ancient, and powerful beyond your comprehension. He has the knowledge to outmaneuver and defeat even angels.">con't
"War, with angels?" Samantha whispers. "You're insane. You're fucking insane. Palthair has never been more prosperous, and more peaceful, than when it's been under the Empire. The empire keeps the Black Lady at bay. Turning our back on them means - ""What does it matter?" Gabriel says. "He's wiser even than she. Than Yi Fang himself." He turns away. "I won't wait forever, Sam. I want you by my side...and I'll have you, one way or another."He begins to walk off.What do you do?>Annihilate him. Deny Magnock his right hand.>Patience. Let him go - for now.>some other strategy
>>25247349>Annihilate him. Deny Magnock his right hand.
>>25247349Patience. We'll have our chance to punch him in the dick too, but we don't want to draw attention to ourselves when we're so deep in enemy territory.
>>25247349And the answer here is consume. Sneak behind the man and consume.
Taking a break for dinner. I'll be back in an hour or so. Feel free to discuss until then.
>>25247369Are you retarded?>>patience
>>25247369>>25247373No, goddammit! Magnock will immediately know something is up and we don't have an escape route!
>>25247349Don't attack. Proceed to scare the living shit out of him. Slowly walk out into the open <Gaaaabriel~ I'm here to eat~.....> All the while staring straight at him.
>>25247349CONSUMEAnd now we wait for the butthurt "NO CONSUME!!!!" lobby to show up
>>25247399<Magnock said not to eat the girls. I don't think you're a giiiiiiirrrrrrlllllll!!!>
Let him go, then appear to Abigail and reassure her.We should also introduce ourselves to Sam, she might be a good ally in trying to bust out of here (don't forget we still need to find and free Adavan).
>>25247349Impress upon Abigail feelings of safety and comfort. Then let the man go but follow him.
And I think it's time to buy nightblaze.
>>25247383This is NOT the time to be letting magcock know where we areAnd WHO WE AREwe cant have him raise his defensesOr escapeOr take/murder hostages in his wakeOr shield himselfThis is stupid. Listen to reason.
>>25247349>>25247373>>25247381If we eat him, Magnok will know in an instant and any advantage we have will be gone. We have to hold unto the little advantage we have left.Besides, it's not like abby needs the additional trauma of having a guy ripped up in front of her.>>25247421>>25247429And definitely do this after he is gone.
>>25247349As tempting as eating him would be, we can be pretty sure doing so would blow our cover REALLY hard. That, and this guy seems like the stereotypical weakling power-seeker that sold his town out in hopes of maybe getting spoonfed a fragment of power.Magnock DEFINITELY doesn't need this nothing for his plans, and eating him here would ruin our infiltration.>Let him leave, make sure we're alone, and then make our REAL presence known to the two ladies in the cages. Via impressions, probably.Make sure they both know we're going to set everything right. And let Abigail know that we're not going to be stopped by something as silly as some toothy upstart.
>>25247429This is a good idea. If he's so important we can probably trace him back to where Adavan is being held.
Rolled 2>>25247402Did you forget about flint? Angletits? Firebro? Advan? The robot guy? We still need to figure out where they are. Be patient. They will know despair soon enough.
Guys, Magnock knew instant when we had consumed one of his GOLEMS. Do you really think he won't instantly be alerted if we eat his RIGHT HAND LIEUTENANT?Follow Gabriel, but put him on our shit list for later consuming when we have a better opportunity.
Rolled 77, 19, 22, 51, 18 = 187>>25247415this is good
>>25247450This guy is definitely not the right-hand man he thinks he is. It seems like he's the stereotypical upstart little shit Magnock leveraged to get the town under his control with promises of power.We need to let him bail, and then get the whole story from Samantha about what happened to the town so we know how best to proceed. I'm assuming her father is the town elder or something along those lines.
>>25247415this plsalso pls dont use my name pls to do bad things pls, it makes me sad ;_;
>>25247349Let him go, but remember the bastards face.He isn't enough of a real threat to waste our edge on him.He's next on the list after we deal with Magnok though.
If we really want to scare the shit out of him, rapidly sneak up behind him and drool on his head / shoulders before we say creepy shit.
>>25247564Perhaps hanging from the ceiling.
>>25247522He's still a guy under Magnock's control, if we eat him, our cover is blown.
>>25247564>>25247572Okay, I know why you had all those pictures of dolls now. Creepy fuck. But yeah, good suggestion.
>>25247564Yes.<You aren't a girl. And I don't think Master needs you anymore now that you've served your purpose.>
>>25247349>Patience. Let him go - for now.Can't be tipping Magnok off to who we really are.>>25247564But we certainly can do this while keeping our cover.
>>25247575That's exactly what I was saying. All the people who want to eat him because he's "Magnock's right-hand man" are being silly, since they're going to blow our cover just for the temporary joy of eating a guy who was a dick to our friends.Magnock would probably THANK US for eating this guy since it saves him from having to pull the "Well, thanks for helping me with my plans! Your usefulness has come to an end." speech at the end of his plotting.
>>25247564>>25247572Tsunny, this your room bro?
>>25247618Different reasons, but same course of action.DON'T EAT GABRIEL. Yet.
>>25247564actually this plssorry pls for switching votes pls forgive me pls
>>25247626I wish it was. It's much nicer than what I have.
>>25247564Yes... we could do this, give him a start THEN talk to the girls to get the down-low on this operation.
>>25247683I'd rather not alert him to our presence, and follow him.
>>25247349>Patience. Let him go - for now.Now is not the time. We can deal with him later, after we've gathered our forces.
The longer we delay here the longer he is going to have to turn Adavan.
>>25247727>Implying we have any chance of preventing it>Implying SM isn't going to stall us to facilitate epic double lich feel fight
Man, SM posted James Bond music earlier, but I feel more like we're doing some Metal Gear Solid shit right now.
>>25247727Which is why it'd be nice to follow him, without alerting him to our presence at all, while comforting Abigail and then moving on. Or perhaps not even telling Abigail we are here, as... extremely fucking cold that would be.
>>25247768I think we owe her at least that much. She's just a kid.
>>25247727We could always just chillax and wait for Magnock and Adavan to corrupt Auriel, then just go along with it as an evil campaign.
>>25247768We literally had to stop ourselves from jumping out and eating him mid-monologue just for talking badly to her.It'd be totally out of character to just Solid Snake by without at least letting her know that she was right, and that we're here to rescue everyone. And to find her. Like we said we would. And that it's going to take bigger teeth than the other shadow had to eat US, thank you very much.
>>25247816I'm not against telling her, but we gotta make sure she knows not to be all "YOU DIDN'T REALLY KILL MR. SHADOW YOU MEANYBUTTS!!!!"Send he an impression of us waving at her, a finger pressed to lips in a shush thing, and us pretending to be Darkxis before punching Magnock in the face and having little stars and birds circle around his head.That is assuming that spirit cages can't intercept impressioning.
Now that I'm thinking more about this; Samantha seems to know what Gabriel's deal is, and he seems like the kind to gloat about all of "his" big plans to the lady he obviously feels entitled to. It's probably better to talk to her at least a bit so we get a handle on what exactly is happening here, and get more information on whether Gabriel is an actual threat or just a douchebag pawn.
>>25247868Maybe not birds. Forgot birds aren't really a thing everyone knows about anymore.
>>25247885If we stick around to talk though, we'll lose Gabriel and I think it'd be a good idea to tail him.
>>25247888I feel like maybe we do stars and birds regardless, and then when she goes "wait, what are those?" we get to go "Oh man, so there was this sage we met and HE HAD BIRDS IN HIS TOWER, IT WAS CRAZY. I'll tell you all about it and you can tell me all about your journey! Like how you're calling him Addy now, I see... But later! I have a lich to save and a DIFFERENT lich to punch in the bones!"
>>25247911We can send an image of us pantsing gave while the Abby and the other chick throw flowers around us.
>>25247911I feel like he's King Peon in charge of Weapon Manufacturing Busywork while Magnock is doing the real heavy lifting down in his lab. Following him is going to give us a good look at his lavishly furnished office that he put together so he can feel like a big shot, and maybe we get to watch him yell at the mages working the forge to magic faster.My assumption, of course. Talking to Samantha instead would let us know if that's a reasonable assumption, or if he's actually a bigger deal around here than his demeanor implies.
>>25247982He's got special robes, that's got to mean something?
>>25247994It means he has a fancy title and he is so insecure about himself that he had a suitable uniform put together so he can walk around like king shit of the universe while everyone talks about him behind his back.Maybe I'm committing too much to this character trope in my head, and he's actually a capable mage or something. Probably not, though, since we were able to sense the grunt-work forge mages' elements even without focusing just by virtue of walking by them.
>>25247349Time to say hello. Let Sam know that her shadow is long since dead.
>>25248048Oh no, I have no doubt that Magnock is going to pull a "you have outlived your usefulness" on this guy if left to his own plans.
>>25248069Good point. Let's beat the shit out of him, then claim to Magdick tat he was trying to rape the girls.
Maybe we should ask Magnock if we can eat the guy as he is not a girl.
>>25247349Let him go, but we should definitely creep the shit out of him first.Maybe imply that Magnock's talked about killing him because he's useless.
>>25248107...I doubt that Darkxis would care about those things.
>>25248117We could force this guy to show us where Magnock is. Tell him we forgot the way and that since he isn't a woman he will help us or be snack snack.All the while sending impressions to Abby.
>>25248136Yeah, I agree.
>>25248107I for one support this. Let's claim that Gabe was trying to go for the small one.
>>25248136we could say we thought he was trying to eat them and steal our treat...
>>25248117>>25248136Let's say he was trying to EAT the girls. If we can't eat the girls then no one can eat the girls.
Magnock said we weren't allowed to eat the girls. He didn't forbid us from eating this motherfucker.
>>25248136Darkxis might thing he was trying to eat them or something.<YOU CAN'T EAT THEM! IF ANYONE EATS THEM I EAT THEM AND MAGGY SAID NOT TO EAT THEM!>At least that's how I'd play it off if we do decide to rough him up a bit.
>>25248107>>25248117Delaaaayed gratification, guys.Going to be WAY more amusing when he's groveling at our (feet?) after the whole operation comes crumbling down, begging for his life, and we get to look over to Samantha, and he gets to beg HER for his life, and she gets to go "Sorry, you really are kind of an irredeemable shit.", and THEN we get to eat him.She'll probably go "You're really evil, but that's what we have prison for." and we won't get to, but fuck it, JUSTICE-boner will have been achieved.
>>25248168He did say not to eat anyone without his permission after we munched on the golem.
>>25248107As if darxis would give a flying fuck
>>25248168he probably said it to the other shadow before we ate him
>>25248169Not in front of the girls. AFTER he finds out that we beat the shit out of them. We can always claim that if Darkxis wasn't allowed to eat the prisoners, that went for all the guards, not just us.
>>25248169This seems to fit with the act. Darkxis is basically a child, and children do not like it when people have things that they do not.Eat him and tell Magnock exactly that.
>>25248207I lioke this! I agree!
>>25248199In fact if we eat this prick He will probably do whatever not specific badness to us that he started with the other shadow and it must have been pretty bad to stop that hungry bastered
Rolled 92>>25247349>Patience. Let him go - for now.wait till he is out of earshot. this its time to let abigail know were here. with shadowpuppets. after that we use sam to get the lowdown on where is magnocks lab so we can go kill him. and save our friends
>>25248230But then Magnock still knows that something's going wrong, is going to do something to try and stop us from doing any more damage and WE DO NOT WANT THAT when we're balls deep in enemy territory and still have no way of getting our friends out.
We could just go with the scare the piss out of him plan instead of the beat him up and try to lie to Mags about it.Can always tear him apart after this, and be more thorough about it.
>>25248265telling the little girl who will blab about it is not a good idea>captcha unwise buffooneries
>>25248253Maybe he'll even come out and try to find us in order to punish us for eating him.Thereby allowing us to murder the shit out of him by grinding him into bonemeal betwixt our teeth.
>>25248288Agreed. I like being a creepy mofo. And it's entertaining.
>>25248265Or we could comfort Abigail, quickly catch up with Mr. Lieutenant and say we forgot where the labs were when we started getting hungry and then be on our merry way to lichfewd.
>>25248207>>25248230>>25248232Yes, yes, this is very cute and in character for our play-pretend time, but it's counter-productive for our ACTUAL goal of getting down to Magnock's actual lab space without tripping the alarm bells in his rotted-out skull.Please don't let playing the character of Darkxis keep us from acting in Shadow's logical self-interest. Darkxis is a bit of a wildcard to begin with, so it's not like someone is going to go "HEY, HE DIDN'T THREATEN TO EAT ME IN A QUIRKY WAY, HE MUST BE A DOPPELGANGER!">>25247349>>25247385And if I go to eat food or something and you get back and do a vote for how to continue, please count this as a preemptive vote for Completely Ignore This Pompous Fuck.Not sure all my impotent raging during the interim argument is going to count otherwise, and that'd be a shame. for me. ;_;
>>25248295Since he can speak in our head and fight remotely I don't think that will work.
>>25248313Which could also include creeping him out while acting in character for Abby and getting to our destination without undue delays.
>>25248290We're keeping in character if we calm down Abigail. This was our main objective in finding the trail Adavan left for us.Also, knock him out by luring him to the cells and choking him out, then stealling the key and making it look like their was an excape due to Gabe's incopetence.
>>25248372That's simply way too many risks for our Dice, friend.
>>25248372Maybe since we are pretending to be a psycho shadow guy we can just talk to him and freak him out into leaving early then show abby the shadow puppets to calm her.
>>25248419he seems to already be leaving
>>25248313>>25248346This seems to be the speediest option. Though I'd throw in somehow impressioning safety/calm to this Sam character as well.
>>25248401Do you mean talking to Abigail, or knocking him out?Because I can let the latter go, but the former is something we need to do, in case shit goes down. We need all the back up we can get, even if it's a little girl and a bar wench.
>>25248439I know Im just saying as a compromise.
There is literally not one single benefit to be had from hurting or otherwise impeding this douchebag aside from a health point or two.
Abby knows how to read, yeah?I'm paranoid about Mags or the spirit cage intercepting our impressions, so why don't we shapeshift a message onto our chest for Abby to read?
>>25248479One suggestion is to simply ask him where the labs are. Attribute the forgetfulness to hunger while acting convincingly Darky.
>>25248479It'd be cathartic as hell, we all want to see his shit get kicked in just for threatening Abigail.But now is not the time.
>>25248479At this point in time yeah, later, when it is not so much of a risk, we are going to om nom nom him
we should wait, bide our time until we see Magcock, break his spirit shield, nightflare to prevent any retaliation, and CONSUME
Had a thought come up, possible soundbyte for when we eat the souless monster of a man turning people into zombies. http://www.dota2wiki.com/images/4/41/Nev_kill_01.mp3
>>25248479Other then good feelings of kicking his ass. Still, we should keep an eye on him. He might have something up his sleeve. Maybe ask Samantha to pretend to go with him, then follow him up to his quarters and hogtie him?
>>25248496that why we use shadow puppets like the last time she was in jail
Im just saying this seems a lot like bait. Like when we saw xella in that burning ship and she turned out to be a demon.
Damn that must be one geeewwwd dinner. 5 star three course meal served by six iron chefs no doubt.SM...? Are you out there?
>>25248650He is spending time CONSUMING his meal
>>25248675He must be rolling nat 1's all over the place.
>>25248154THIS. FUCKING THIS. FLOWERS AND RAINBOWS, MOTHERFUCKERS. LET'S NOT DRIVE ABIGAIL INTO UTTER DESPAIR.
>>25247349Scare the everloving piss out of him. Lick him a bit and tell him he tastes really good. After that, we talk to Abigail with our impressions. Shadow puppets won't work as well, plus Samantha might freak out if she notices. Have Abigail introduce us so we can get some information out of Samantha about how big a dick Gabe is, and what useful shit he might have on him.
SM pls come back pls
>>25248686Well, hopefully he doesn't come back with his soul having been overpowered by a chicken dinner or something.
Guys calm down, he's only like ten minutes late.
>>25248702THIS ALL THE WAY.
>>25248699Point.Get Smugly McDouchebag to tell us where the lab is, and then move on. Send impressions to Abigal to stay quiet, because we're going to stop all this.
>>25247564>>25247572Although beating him up would be awesome, I think this is better for now
>>25248731People can die in ten minutes!
Rolled 60rolling to summon SM
>>25248771WHY WOULD YOU DO THATFOR FUCK'S SAKE, PEOPLE. DON'T ROLL UNLESS SM ASKS FOR ROLLS AND YOU'VE LINKED TO HIS POST
>>25248702Also, we should check if he's a girl. By literally flipping him upside-down and shaking him.
>>25248771does this mean that he is teleported into the board and must forever remain trapped, running this quest for the rest of eternity in his new digital form?
>>25248771Well, there goes a 100.
>>25248771Can we, like, count this for something?
>>25248798We could only be so lucky...
>>25248771>>25248789>>25248791I love how nobody responded for a full minute. Like there was a stunned silence.
Rolled 57>>25248789Calm your nips meng. That isn't how probability works.
>>25248841but it is how /tg/ dice work...
>>25248841/tg/ dice don't go with probability.
>>25248841This is /tg/ dice we're talking about here.They don't give a fuck about probability they will fuck you up anyways.
>>25248841/tg/ is more superstitious than /x/
>>25248854>>25248852The fuck? How do they work then?
>>25248870on spite and tears
>>25248864for good reason
>>25248864>You don't need any other boards
>>25248870They use the post's timestamp as a seed.
Alrighty then.So, looks like there's a couple of different lines of thought. Let me sort through this for a moment.I'll post your voting choices along with a small description of your resistances.
>>25248841Like it wasn't probable that we would have 7 quest threads in a row with multiple 1's.I still am pissed, regardless.
>>25248870The best rolls occur during noon in winter and morning during summer, something about month/day/timestamp seeds.
>>25248904The dice calleth, and cometh doth the Shadow Master
Huh, that nat 100 summoned him within 10 minutes. Musta been a hella high DC.
>>25248934Redaeth, as an unrelated question to anything at all, exactly how many threads had you been pushing observe?
Resistances:-------------------Ailment: Very goodShadow: GreatSpirit: Very goodWater: ModerateEarth: ModerateWind: SmallLightning: WeakFire: WeakLight: Very vulnerable----------------------------------------------------Vote 1:>stay hidden until Gabriel leavesVote 2:>reveal yourself; follow GabrielVote 3:>attack immediately
>>252489702 scare em
>>25248969lots? I haven't really been keeping track. Pretty early on though.
>>25248970vote 1i dont think he would lead us to the labs. and if he did he might tip of magnock. no we need to stay sneaky
>>252489701Make sure to let Abigail know we're here though.
>>25248970Imma say 2 just because I reckon the lich can tell where we are via mind magic
>>252489702 and scare him
Vote 2:>reveal yourself; follow GabrielPester him about eating the only non-girl we've seen in the cells. Him. Get him to send us to Mardock.
>>252489704. Eat Gabriel cuz he might possibly eat the girls. If we can't eat the girls no one can.
Rolled 43, 93, 99, 2, 7 = 244>>252489701
>>252489701. I want to tell Abby that she'll be safe soon, regardless of consequences. Although we should scare the fuck out of that little shit.
>>25248970Vote 2:>reveal yourself; follow Gabriel
>>252489701. Abby needs to know.
2.Since this asshole isn't dominated by Magnock, he should be able to tell us where the lab is.
>>252489702Drool on him a bit and say we dont think hes a girl
Cutting off votes here.
>>25248970Definately 1. The second choice might get us in trouble.
>>252489702We can still let Abby know we're safe. But I think it might be wiser to not do so to avoid any mind magic
>>25249038we could pretend to stare at abby all hungry and then give her a sign after we reveal ourselves
Hide: 6Follow: 11Attack: 0
1: 62: 133: 04: 1
I say 1.
>>252489702, but send an impression to Abigal to keep quiet, and then one that we're not who he thinks we are.We probably don't want to traumatise her too badly.
--------------------------------You step out from behind the corner and walk down the line of cells.Samantha, still standing at the bars of her cell, sees you first. She falls back on her rear and shuffles back on her hands, all the way to the back of her cage. Gabriel turns, stiffens slightly when he sees you, but doesn't display the open fear you've seen from the other guards. He's surprised, not scared.You look for Abigail. She's crouched in her cell. She's dirty, and her hair is a mess. Her face seems pale. Purple bruises mark her cheek, and her forearm. Her eyes widen when she sees you, and she holds her legs against her chest.When you see that reaction, directed at you, for a moment, your will wavers. Your form shakes. But you act as if it's just another part of your gait, and continue toward Gabriel."Darkxis. Magnock said you'd arrived..." He raises an eyebrow. "Have you been here the whole time?"<He said to go to the cells, and not eat the girls,> you say. <You aren't a girl. Can I eat you? I'm hungry, I want to - >A spark of lightning cracks across Gabriel's fingers. "You know better than that. Come on."Gabriel walks to the end of the cages. He focuses on a symbol resting on the ground. It glows orange. The bars of the last cage fade. You realize the same design rests in front of every cage. Some kind of control mechanism, then?Gabriel waves into the space. "Well. Get in."What do you do?>do as instructed>attack him>pretend ignorance, taunt him, and run off>some other strategy
>>25249264Send impressions to Abigail! Unless Magnock can detect those?
>>25249264We should buy nightblaze now.
>>25249264Follow him.He's literally taking us to exactly where we want to go.
>>25249264>>attack himAnd time to eat. He's magic, so we'll get some mana back.
>>25249264ATTACK HIM. Fuck it, if he's not intimidated now, he goddamn will be.
Rolled 16>>25249264It will soon be time to eat.But for now, great smiting.
>>25249264god damn it guys i predicted this. this is why we should not have showed ourselves
>>25249282We should.Being able to nullify magic would be a huge boon against two powerful magic users.
>>25249293He's telling us to get into a cage. That's not "following him."
>attack himFull on beserk.
>>25249293>exactly where we want to go.into a magically sealed cage?
>>25249264In we go.
>>25249264>do as instructedWe can sneak out after Gabe thinks hes got us locked up.
>>25249275>Send impressions to Abigail!You need time to communicate all those images. I'm reading the posts, and I realize the players are prioritizing the relationship with Abigail. I'll make sure this is done as soon as is feasible.
>>25249293your an idiot
>>25249264Right so they tamed Dixlix by beating him and actually whipped him enough that he willingly walks into a cage. If we don't he is going to whip us until we do. This isn't going to be done without a fight. best bet is to kill him in one hit or this whole stupid plan is fucked.
>>25249264OH FUCK. He want's us to intimidate Abigail.Munchies.
>>25249264rip and tear. sitting in a cage doesn't seem a good diea
>>25249264>attack himAnd buy nightblaze
>>25249264Fuck that Im all for not attacking him but there is no way in hell were going in that cage.
>>25249264Dammit. Are you going to make every choice we make screw us over?Screw it, should be able to cancel the magic once he's gone.Of course, the cells are probably going to drain all our magic, no save.
Strategy: Get as close to him as possible and pretend to be obeying him then just go beserk on his ass. Give him no time to react, Crunch his head.
>>25249322it is a magically sealed cage that he is confident will hold us, you are retarded>>25249264>attack him
>>25249264Damn. Damn damn damn, we're not getting in there, but we're going to have to blow our cover to avoid it.
>>25249264CONSUME HIM.soo hungry...
>>25249264Attack him, plus scare tha shit out of him.Fuck that "BE A SPY" shit. We need Magdick to be multitasking so he cannot focus on corrupting Adavan.
>>25249264We should act like were going into the cage then jump him. we gotta be careful were weak as hell against lighting.
>>25249367Seconding this method, the closer we are the better as the less time he has to react.
its times like this I get so sad we don't have mind crush
>>25249314>>25249317>>25249332I misread it. Thought it was an elevator or something.I'm tired.
>>25249367I third this
Oh, and buy lightning resist as we have it unlocked and we are weak to it.
>>25249264Push him in and close the door. He can't send word to Magrock and we can free the girls.
>>25249366>Dammit. Are you going to make every choice we make screw us over?...But who was it that assumed revealing ourselves to him and talking was a good idea? Heheh.
>>25249264Attack. Fuck sitting in a cage.
>>25249395probably wouldnt do a damn thing to him. its spirit. he is lightning. he is resistant to it
>>25249383ohh then could we mimic Him and jumb the lich the same way or would he see through it?
>>25249264Goddamnit guys, this is why we should've stayed hidden.>"Do as you will until I call upon you. I'm transporting this into my laboratory."<Magnock told me to do what I wanted until he called for me again. Magnock is the boss, not sparky man. I want to find a food to eat. I will come back after I eat.>Go back into the shadows, and wait for him to go the hell away, then do the REASONABLE thing and come out once he's gone.
>>25249409I can dig this!
>>25249264Something I want to point out: If we use Nightblaze to free ourselves from the cage, then such a powerful outburst of shadow magic in Dicklock's prison cell is just as likely to be noticed as Shadow CONSUMing someone.
>>25249409alright, i kind of like this
>>25249409>>25249443We don't know how to activate the magical spirit doors.
>>25249423actualy they are both weak against eachother but seeing as he can turn off the cages I dont think it would help any way
>>25249459Pushing him in the cage won't prevent him from contacting or alerting Magrock.>>25249466plus this.
>>25249409Wow, didn't expect that plan. Good idea! After all, Spirit and Lightning counteract each other...>>25249366>Dammit. Are you going to make every choice we make screw us over?>>25249376>Damn. Damn damn damn, we're not getting in there, but we're going to have to blow our cover to avoid it.>>25249310>god damn it guys i predicted this. this is why we should not have showed ourselvesI FEAST ON YOUR ANGST------------------------------------------Vote 1:>get in the cageVote 2:>surprise physical attack + consumeVote 3:>shove him in the cage, attempt to lock him in
>>25249426We could try.>>25249264Knock him out. We don't need to traumatize Abigail.
Vote 2:>surprise physical attack + consume>>25249481almost forgot to link again
>>25249481SHOVE HIM IN AND TAUNT HIM
>>25249481Woah, totally forgot about the weaknesses.might as well try 3 then. Knock him out first.
>>252494812 and buy nightblaze
>>252494812. he can just lightning his way out of the cage
>>252494812And seconding nightblaze. We're about to need it.
>>25249481>Vote 3:The only idea that leaves us undetectable, AND it was endorsed by ShadowMaster. What the fuck is everyone else doing?
>>25249502dude he can work the cages we saw him do it already
>>25249542Taking charge. Fuck sparky man.
>>25249547you honestly think they would allow the cages to be operated from the inside?
>>252494812, buy nightblazeWe reallyLike reallyneed nightblaze.
>>25249542>>25249547>>25249561im pretty sure SM was being sarcastic. if any mage could get out of a spirit cage, it is a lightning mage.
>>25249561Well he could always activate the button with his lightning magic powers right?Oh wait, no lightning and spirit hating each other means that he fucking can't
>>25249574Seriously, I don't know why we haven't bought it already.
Rolled 50, 90, 92, 24, 14 = 270>>252494813 and if it doesnt work, 2
>>25249520>>25249516Yeah, that's the thing. You don't know if the cage would hold him because they're good against each other, or if he could lightning out of the cage because they're good against each other.What other variables could you consider, then?>>25249542I'd like to point out that I have endorsed ideas that have saved your ass from certain destruction and ideas that have put you in really difficult situations. Both intentionally.You can't trust an unreliable narrator.>note that I won't bullshit you on important in-game stuff and relevant lore, that would be unfair. But I WILL use your assumptions against you for fun and profit----------------------------------------Well, looks like everyone wants to attack and buy nightblaze, might as well get that done. HERE WE GORoll 1d100
>>25249561The guy working the cages probably has some sort of failsafe
>>25249542>>25249581>>25249542It hasn't been indicated that we actually know how to open and close the doors. All the text says is we can see the symbol on the ground and saw him wave his hand. That's too vague to draw a conclusion from that we actually know how it works well enough to speedily snap it on.
Rolled 99>>25249590Is it time for good rolls?
>>25249580No, if any mage could get out of a spirit cage, it would be a spirit mage, who would be able to see how the spell was woven and undo it. A lightning mage will be EXTRA trapped.
Rolled 43>>25249590rolling for abigail
Rolled 46>>25249590HERE WE GOES
Rolled 5>>25249590how much profit?
Rolled 60>>25249590We've already wasted one 100...
Well, at least we're going to have a use for Nightblaze real soon.>>25249542He endorsed it with an ellipsis. It's just as likely the fact that Lightning and Spirit counteract each other that he'll just be able to blast through the cage with his own magic.>>25249561You would if there was any possibility you could get closed into your own cage. If you want to go inside and rough a prisoner up, you are definitely going to want the cage locked while you do so, and then you have to get out again.And I still seriously can't believe that this is how it ends. Infiltration mission aborted because we decided to walk up to the evil guy we know nothing about instead of gathering information from people who are on our side of things. Fucking wise.
>>25249598...So close.>>25249603>>25249605But not 2/3rds.
>>25249602He is using at least one spirit cage to trap Abagail, who is also a spirit mage. I don't think he'd want these cages to work this way.
>>25249598It's always time for good rolls; nicely done.
>>25249622maybe SM will be kin...... PFFFFT!!!I almost managed it.... almost...
Rolled 17, 96, 45, 84, 45 = 287I WONDER HOW THIS WILL GO
Rolled 51>>25249590nat 100 again?
nope, nat 1.damnit
>>25249655What the fuck
>>25249655And there we go. It's over. /tg/ dice.
Rolled 1>>25249655Fire. Die. In it. Please
>>25249655At this point I just expect them to pop up.
>>25249654>>25249655Well, this is a fucking dilemma. Either it sets the precedent that rolling ABillionD100 is acceptable, or we get stuck with a crit fail.Just great.
Rolled 81, 33, 92, 2, 43 = 251>>25249655>>25249655AND NOW WERE FUCKEDTHANKS ASSHOLE
Rolled 19>>25249655don't mind me Im just going to comite Sudoku now
>>25249642>He is using at least one spirit cage to trap Abagail, who is also a spirit mage. I don't think he'd want these cages to work this way.Can Abigail really be called a spirit mage yet?
>>252496905d100 didn't link.
>>25249639>implying a 46 was not good enough with the element of surprise while you're standing directly next to him and you have extremely good battle speedGet ready for the smackdown.
Rolled 61>>25249639We still have a suprise round. That's a die modifier if I know it.Also, we should say something cool, like I don't think you know who you're talking to, fool. Then form a maw of teeth and chew his head off.
>>25249703All of the bickering between you two is now irrelevant.Death cometh upon our die.
Rolled 76>>25249683we can both die in a fire together now
>>25249710>he hasn't seen it as of this post>but he will>oh yes he will
>>25249705Right, so it wasn't.>>25249710Oh, we're ready, alright.>>25249655
Rolled 18>>25249590can someone explain exactly why they thought revealing ourselves to this guy was a good idea? i dont understand it
>>25249743we wanted to be led to Mardock.
>>25249733It's ok. Not like I wanted good things to happen tonight anyway.
>>25249733>just as I said>he's seen it now>oh yes he has>>25249733By the way I really hate the top ten crit thing. Just an opinion. Maybe a shitty one.
>>25249733Just kidding, it won't be that bad.Well...depends on your definition of bad, I guess.
>>25249733>we crit fail while in the depths of Magnock's territory with no escape route out and our friends' lives on the line
Rolled 90, 97, 48, 29, 91 = 355>>25249756...damn it
>>25249756Bad = Anything even slightly disadvantageous.
New TreeEXP remaining: 0Oneness - All Shadow magic (purple magic tree) costs 20% less mana. (every spell is at least 1 mana cheaper)
>>25248771>>25249655>>25249683It's going to be another one of THOSE threads, isn't /tg/?
probably someone senses it. Worst case: Mardock. Best case: A random gaurd.
>>25249756>Abby and other girl break out of their cages and attack us.
>>25249752same, it just decreases the chance of getting a better average in the first 3 and increases the chance of fucking us over, but SM likes fucking us over so thats the way it is
>>25249768At least it wasn't in the top 3. Then it would have been a SUPERCRIT. Which would have nailed us dead.
>>25249770You double heretic.
>>25249743It turns out that it's hard to be stealthy when there are eight hundred jumpy neckbeards piloting you from the inside.No reason to postpone the violence, they want their pound of flesh NOW, damn the consequences.
>>25249774Shouldn't Nightblaze be green now since we just learned it?
>>25249774>Nightblaze still bue
Rolled 49, 45, 47, 97, 5 = 243>>25249788Why?
If nightblaze is plotlocked and still took our xp, I'm going to pop a bloodvessel in my asshole.
>>25249797maybe thats what the one did
>>25249590>>25249655>>25249733>>25249756I just got here>why this thread?
Rolled 6>>25249774Daym that's sexy. Captcha: ockiloo wasWas what!? We need to know!
Rolled 39, 3, 61, 41, 83 = 227>>25249819/tg/ dice
>>25249756Can we preemptivly roll to intimidate Magdick?He'll definately be on the phone to ask what the hell happened to his right hand. So let's give him a shock!
I have a great new idea guys.Let's just plan every action as if we were going to fail it and only take actions that cannot fail miserably. ha ha ha.
You turn and slam a limb into Gabriel's head.A shock of electricity leaps down your arm. Some kind of barrier he had around himself.>you take 1 damage (40/52)It's not nearly enough to stop you. He's sent flying. He slams into the wall at the end of the hall and slumps down, still alive, but out like a light. A meal on a silver platter.<Darkxis, what the hell are you doing!> shouts a voice in your head. Well, you knew that was coming. <I'm coming up there. Don't you move a muscle. Or whatever the hell it is!>Magnock's awkward threat cuts out. You can feel a bit of spirit moving down below, heading up rapidly. You've got maybe a minute, tops.What do you do?>consume Gabriel>Wait. Play dumb when Magnock gets there.>some other strategyNo matter your decision, I'll make this interval enough time to reveal who you are to Abigail.
>>25249846>>consume GabrielWe need the mana for multiple nightblazes
>>25249844That's basically what some of us are trying to do. Maximize our potential bonuses with insight into the situation. But we are drowned by the masses.
>>25249846Consume Gabriel. When Magnock asks why, tell him we were told not to eat the girls, so we figured he wouldn't want Gabriel hurting the girls either.
Might as well use Focus now, make sure the real thing is coming up and not a clone.
>>25249797>>25249815------------------------------------------Nightblaze should be GREEN. I repeat, GREEN.You have access to this ability. I will fix that next image.
>>25249846Yes let us take out Gabriel and get some exp.
>>25249846holy shit the dumb-ass actually is coming down here sorry batman you were right all along.
Rolled 58, 92, 80, 78, 22 = 330>>25249846We set up an ambush, then pimpsmack magnock
>>25249846Make sure Gabe isn't getting up.Then prepare everything we have to take on a lich and a few golems and mages I guess.
>>25249846wait>consume in front of abigail?!
>>25249846This might be a good thing.I say use focus.
Rolled 33>>25249846How did he know? lets see if we can figure that out before we vote. if we can tell how then we might be able to tell if he would know if we ate the guy
>>25249899stop rolling you turd burglar
>>25249846Wait. We can consume Magdock when he arrives. Fuck wandering around trying to find him.
>>25249877>Consume Gabriel. When Magnock asks why, tell him we were told not to eat the girls, so we figured he wouldn't want Gabriel hurting the girls either.Not a bad idea. Between that and "he zapped me when I told him to stop", that might just work.
Rolled 83, 17, 18, 15, 4 = 137>>25249909that would be bad
>>25249909We're making sure that Gabriel is never going to hurt her ever again.
Rolled 93>>25249846>Wait. Play dumb when Magnock gets there.i refuse to consume this fucker in front of abigail
>>25249910>>25249881I don't think he would send a fake to deal with his dangerous pet. Also would take too long (since we are allotted one action here basically)
After consuming him wait out in the hallway, we don't want to give a lich any inkling that Abby could be used as a hostage.
>>25249846Consume Gabriel, then move to meet the lich.DO NOT FIGHT WITH ABIGAL IN THE VICINITYFOR THE LOVE OF CHRIST.If we catch Magnock outside his laboratory, it's better for us. If we catch him outside his laboratory AND with no hostages to use nearby, it's MUCH, MUCH BETTER.
>>25249846wait, get ready to nightblaze Magnock
>>25249846Wait. Let's cut the head off of the snake quickly.
>>25249846>I believe it is AMBUSH TIME! Let's use talk to the woman in the other cage and see if she can help us in destroying Magcock. If she can, then Nightflare, and tell Magnock we just wanted to test out the powers granted to us by the tasty shadow that we ate earlier. Then BAM Spirit and Shadow mage stomping an exposed Magnock into the CONSUME hole.
>>25249941This too, definitely.
>>25249846>Wait. Play dumb when Magnock gets there.
Rolled 59, 91, 71, 32, 21 = 274>>25249928YEAH LETS EAT HIM RIGHT IN FRONT OF HERTHAT WONT HAVE ANY CONSEQUENCES
Rolled 68>>25249846CONSUMEAlso this works potentially works out for us. If we kill magcock here somehow whole thing turns around but he can't know we're shadow or he'll use Abigail as a hostage or something to fuck us over.
>>25249937Abby's seen some shit.
>>25249963stop rolling you dumbshit
>>25249877I can support this. Let's make an excuse up.
>>25249846lock him in cell, wait for magnock and prepare nightblaze
Rolled 84>>25249937i want to vote for this. i really do. but i dont know if he is able to tell if we are moving or not. so we dont know if he will sense us moving to ambush him
We eat Gabe then we go around Magrock, free Adavan, Flint and Auriel then we kill Magrock. We don't tell Abby we're Mr Shadow as that might give the game away.
Pretty sure the majority is for CONSUMERoll 1d100You will also speak with Abigail, and Samantha, informing them who you are, and what you're planning.
>>25249937>DO NOT FIGHT WITH ABIGAL IN THE VICINITYAgreed.
Rolled 59>>25249999Oh dear those quads.
Rolled 89>>25249999remember to move out into the hallway after.
Rolled 58>>25249999god damn it. we are going to fail hard. at least it will be funny now
Rolled 27>>25249999if we must CONSUME, tell Abby to look away
Rolled 19>>25249999CUPCAKE TIME
>>25249867I was joking, because that is essentially called being a good player and not a twat. Also it was a joke because there aren't scenarios where we can't fail.
Rolled 43>>25249999We need to get Nightblaze ready to hit Magnock as soon as he's in range.
>>25250007>>25250011>>25250012Three mediocre success?
Don't eat this schmuck. If we do, Magnock is going to come running in full battle stance.If we wait, Magnock is on guard, but he's had enough trouble dealing with Darkxis before that he's liable to assume this is just more temper-tantrum insubordination.Maybe throw the KOed mage into the cage, and start heading down to meet Magnock outside the prison area so as not to endanger the prisoners.
Rolled 28>>25249999And now for my next trick, another 1!!!@!
>>25250022Or not... you know
Rolled 86>>25249999FUCK YES CONSUME ROLLS
Rolled 26>>25250023ah fuck
>>25249999<Abby, please look away for a moment>
>>25250021She's seen much worse since before we met her. This is the little girl that tried bringing her parents back and wound up the a two-headed monstrosity she kept in a barn, remember?
good thing he is lying down uncounscious. This can't have been a high DC.
>>25250007>>25250011>>25250012>>25250014How shockingly average.
Rolled 24>>25250059i think the dc was something about magnock rather than this shitstain
>>25250055And Addy just dragged her through the murder canyon.And she's been in this cage for a couple days now.
Rolled 26>>25250055who we then stabbed in the head
>>25250048><Abby, please look away for a moment>That and send her the flowers-in-a-field shibboleth so she knows we're not Darkxis.
>>25250007>>25250011>>25250012>>25250014Well, it's not HORRIBLE, but seriously, what the fuck, dice.
>>25250083Right in front of her.
For the guys saying not to consume, you sure we wont get lightning bolted in the ass when the fight with magnificent cock starts?
>>25250079...Stop making me feel guilty... for all that time we wasted getting here... the pain!
>>25249999>>25250021>>25250048>>25250055>She's seen worseso? this is our little abby, at some point yes we will consume in front of her, but for now lets be the Mr Shadow she knows
>>25250095its kinda late to not consume, its all over but SM's post.
Rolled 87, 74, 86, 17, 49 = 313>>25250099yea, little guilty now
>>25250095I'd like to know too, since our entire plan hinged on getting ourselves within range of magnock to flare his magic protections dead in the first place, as we had almost got him if it hadn't been for Darkxis. Playing pretend between a rock and a hard place isn't really... wise.
>>25250092and she helped with lasers
>>25249999NOSTOPTHE CAGEDON'T JUST RUN IN THEREOH GODSTAHP
>>25250149He's not in the cage, he's thrown against the wall.
Rolled 56, 25, 79, 42, 55 = 257>>25250149STAPH EVERTHING
>>25250126why the fuck are you rolling?
Rolled 72, 12, 90, 42, 82 = 298>>252501775d100s, why
Rolled 805>>25250194I prefer 1d1000 myself.
Rolled 811, 314, 261, 69, 683 = 2138>>25250208those work too
Rolled 59796064>>25250226Whoa there, watch the speed limit.
Rolled 569444585, 26374865, 550063305, 911162309, 836627059, 123100645, 295469767, 658020088, 712323269, 539484794, 422092704, 389730023, 76603174, 653155793, 465161120, 434629868, 13440416, 505516348, 845112418, 95623137, 820070201, 49487200, 945821391, 671329785, 992103838 = 12601948102>>25250225>>25250226>>25250232Oh, you think you're tough?
Rolled 19, 9, 91, 15, 66 = 200>>25250226what, you need big dice to feel like a man?
Rolled 32679935918>>25250226small time
>>25250194>5d100s, whydude, even if you manage to nat 100 SM only counts the first die>pray you don't nat 1
>>25250251TG dice only allows 25 die at a time.
Rolled 12, 31, 86, 42, 68 = 239>>25250258yea, but i seem to get some reliable rolls like this
Rolled , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , = 0>>25250266I know.
Rolled 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1 = 25>>25250251wow about this?
You've never been one to let a good meal go to waste with powerful enemies on the way.YOUMUSTCONSUMEWell, Abigail's right there.You cover Gabriel with your body, shielding him from view and muffling the sounds, then rip him into easily digestible pieces. You dissolve him into your own body quickly and quietly, and not a drop of blood is spilled. It might be the neatest meal you've ever eaten.>you gain 4 EXP (4 total)>you gain 3 mana (13 totla)>you gain 5 HP (45/52)>you gain 3 Temerity (116)You jog back to Abigail. She's wide-eyed and staring.You morph into your normal, amorphous form. <Abigail, it's me. Shadow.>Abigail's mouth drops open. She leans up off the wall. "...Mr. Shadow?"You send her a series of images...you and Flint, fighting at Jacob's field, while she runs away with Adavan. You sail down a river and meet a caricature of a duke, and then the three of you fight a demon. The duke waves goodbye to you, and you and Flint run across a changing background of plains and craggy cliffs, eventually arriving outside Palthair.You show her the lich and a weird, Darkxis-looking shadow facing off against yourself and Flint. The lich slaps Flint in chains and takes him into the mine. The Shadow then turns into a mouth, trying to eat you. And then you turn into an even bigger mouth and eat it.Then, you wander into the mine, changing into Darkxis. The lich sees you, and a question mark appears above his head. He wanders off. Then you reach the prison cells, and change back into yourself, with a happy smile and a wink.<Do you understand?>Abigail jumps up and down and claps her hands. "Mr. Shadow! Ohmygosh! Wow!" Suddenly, her face goes serious. "But Addy and Sir Flint...Addy put a spell on me so the lich couldn't read my mind, I think.""Abby," Samantha says, "what on earth is going on?""Remember the good shadow I told you about?" Abigail says. "This is him, Mr. Shadow! He beat that other mean shadow and now he's here to rescue us!">con't
>>25250283>The lich sees you, and a question mark appears above his head. He wanders off.WE SOLID SNAKE NOW
Rolled 67, 6, 9, 81, 75 = 238>>25250299OH YEA
>>25250299You mean Solid Shadow.
>>25250283>quickly replicate top hat and bow, prepare for Magcock
Rolled 14, 28, 52, 20, 70 = 184>>25250283we should be neater eaters
>>25250283>Then Abby immediately tells the other girl and now Mags is going to read her mind.
>>25250340yup, I figured that as well. Lets.... go meet the guy in the hallway.
>>25250320You know, for all our speeches about bucking our origins and not being bound by what we are so much as who we choose to be, that's a surprisingly apt comparison.
Rolled 64, 73, 61, 62, 26 = 286>>25250340and fucked again, why do people give SM all these ideas
>>25250282>>25250251>wtf is happening------------------------------------------Samantha just blinks. "...I thought you made that up.""Why would I do that?" Abigail asks.You turn toward Samantha. <Magnock is coming. Quickly. Does he have any weaknesses? Anything I should know about?>Samantha bites her lip, then shrugs. "I'm sorry. I don't know anything. They...they were holding other girls hear. Hostages, so the blacksmiths and the mages would keep working. But they've been dragged off the past few weeks, one by one. I'm the last one left. I...I don't know..." She starts to cry."It's ok, Sammy," Abigail says. Samantha just cries harder. Abigail leans toward you, letting Samantha be for the moment. "I knew you'd come, Mr. Shadow. Because you said you would."Magnock is almost to the chamber. You have time to ask one more question or say one more thing.>write-in
Rolled , , , , = 0>>25250369Its confusing
>>25250369Lets get OUT of the chamber. Before he decides to use Abby as a hostage.<Gotta go, bye>
>>25250299>>25250310>>25250320I though you gentlemen would appreciate that.
Rolled 37>>25250369Corny moment time?
Rolled 41>>25250369no more questions. hit him hard and fast. get in his face, full power nightblaze, and kill his ass
>>25250369simple<Are you alright?>
>>25250369OPERATION DICK PUNCH SURPRISE GO
>>25250369Jump above him. Use stealth powers, then land on the liches head and chomp.
Rolled 33, 15, 26, 29, 65 = 168>>25250369Lets do this>>25250384
>>25250369------------------------------------Alternately, you have time to Nightblaze and take off, or some other plan. He's basically walking down the hall toward the door right now.
>>25250369Ask if there's a mana pool anywhere here.
>>25250369"Say nothing; I have to pretend to be Darkis right now. Be mad at mean old me for eating Mr. Shadow, if you must."
I say blink right in front of that fuckers face as soon as he opens the door and attack.
Rolled , , , , = 0>>25250409Nightblaze his face as he walks in the door
>>25250283>>25250369Mind reading eh? You fellas wanna get fear and see whats between fear and mind crush??
>>25250369>Tell them both to get ready and play along. be Darkxis, wait for Magcock. Use Nightblaze, Giga Dick Punch
>>25250409You mean roon awee? Nah. This guys the tip top threat. We need to nightblaze him close, just to be sure.
>>25250409He knows this place better than we do, if we flee, he'll still be able to track us down easily.No, we might as well confront him here->>25250417Don't know if they know that, but it's worth a shot.
>>25250409Nail him with a 10mana full power nightblaze as he waks through the door to fuck all his defenses and then rip him apart.
>>25250409Cool. First nightblaze, then chomp him.
Rolled 75, 52, 62, 7, 27 = 223>>25250429i forgot the dick punch
>>25250369Use that time to leave the chamber and head towards Magnock.Last thing we need is him taking hostages.
>>25250423>"Say nothing; I have to pretend to be Darkis right now. Be mad at mean old me for eating Mr. Shadow, if you must."This.
>>25250442pretty well my plan as well.
>>25250369>They...they were holding other girls hear. Hostages, so the blacksmiths and the mages would keep working. But they've been dragged off the past few weeks, one by one.Well, fuck, I think we know what the flesh golems are made out of.We should head toward where he's coming from, and Focus to see if we are going to run headlong into TWO liches as opposed to one.<I'm sorry I made you wait. Now I have to go see a lich about a lich.>
>>25250442That would probably disrupt the enchantments on the cells too. We'll want Sam and Abby to get out of there pronto.
>>25250369<I am glad you're safe Abby, but please play along that I am Darkxis.>>prepare to nightblaze and attack
>>25250423Say this.>>25250442>Nail him with a 10mana full power nightblaze as he waks through the door to fuck all his defenses and then rip him apart.Nail him with a 10-mana full power nightblaze in the *back* as he walks away.
>>25250409YES. Do this.Dispell the cells, grab abby and the other girl, and try to find where the others are being held.If we don't, he will just use them as hostages.
Rolled 72>>25250409the engage him in the hall. start with full power nightblaze as we are going toward him. if we are very lucky he wont be an illusion and wink out. if we are very lucky it will kill his shield and then we kill him. but we are not lucky. we kill this image focus to find the real him and trace his path backwards ot whereever he came from and free adivan. what ever happens, he cannot be allowed into this room. the girl knows to much and we have to protect abigail. the door is our red line. non shall cross
>>25250439see if we can't move them into one cage as to make our confrontation less focused on avoiding the two of them...
>>25250442replace rip apart with undead taint fisting
Rolled 1, 87, 24, 96, 4 = 212>>25250475Then a suprise CONSUME
>>25250409>leaving this lich alone with AbigailSM why do you suggest these things?
We're getting way too reliant on nightblaze, It makes me nervous with SM being how he is....
Do we have time to focus?
>>25250480Or we could focus to see if it is real...Fighting him in the depths of the prison where he has hostages right on hand is a terrible idea.
>>25250485Or we could just engage him outside the room to not worry about that in the first place.
>>25250475WAIT WAIT WAIT. WHAT IF HE'S USING A CLONE?!?!
Rolled 36>>25250475why are we letting him in the door? cool aid man our way through the door as we nightblaze and then kill his ass
>>25250478Well we know they're being held from where he came from, his lab. He said as much before when he was being gloaty.
>>25250518OH SHITFocus on the Magcock in the hall quickly.
>>25250527And if that's not something Darkxis could do, we're screwed.
>>25250442Might wanna be careful its not an illusion first.
>>25250518>>25250514>>25250515Remember how unlikely he is to send a clone to deal with his very dangerous pet?
Rolled 8>>25250540very. a clone cant get eaten
Rolled 4, 11, 1, 32, 50 = 98>>25250540very likely, you dont want the thing to eat you
>>25250561He has a shield for that.
>>25250539>>2525051810mana nightblaze is a 150ft radius wave of antimagic in all directions.
Rolled , , , , = 0>>25250561>>25250498OH GOD
>>25250538DO IT. HOLY FUCK, OH SHIT, DO IT!>>25250518We can claim we learned it from eating ourselves, while we act like Darkxis.
Before y'all get your murderboner on, how do we know this isn't just another wizard-shade like the battle before? Maybe we should hold off on dickpunch???
hopefully all those 1s will prevent us from rolling another>Embrace the Gambler's Fallacy. Embrace it!
>>25250575>10mana nightblaze is a 150ft radius wave of antimagic in all directions.With our luck we'd probably disrupt something important and trigger a self-destruct sequence.
>>25250575...That's a pretty big fucking circle.SM does Nightblaze work in a sphere like its description implies? If it does that's... That's pretty big.
Rolled 52, 30, 79, 56, 50 = 267i should stop rolling
>>25250518FOCUS. OH GOD.
>>25250617>>25250594What's with the caps? Simmer down. There's not enough of a consensus so he's going to ask for a vote anyways.
>>25250603That would fuck a lot of shit up.Might even disrupt those masses of golems in the room nearby, and break a bunch of enchantments. If we use it, shit is getting fucked regardless of whether Magnock himself resists it.So we totally should.
>>25250594>We can claim we learned it from eating ourselves, while we act like Darkxis.Good thinking. OK, focus then.
>>25250603we should be able to put less mana into it in exchange for a smaller radius...
<Abigail, Samantha, I'm going to pretend to be Darkxis. Stay quiet, don't give anything away.>Abigail gives you a fierce nod. "Got it!"Samantha manages to bob her head.This is it. You move down the hall and stand in its center. Nervously, you feel at your magic, checking that its still there. You have to throw everything you have into this.Magnock bursts through the door. His staff clacks on the stone as he marches forward. "Dammit, Darkxis, he might have been an idiot, but he was a useful idiot! Now I need to waste time going through the ranks, picking someone out...and he was certainly the most magically trained of the bunch, I know that for certain!"Well. That's not what you expected. But you can use this lure him in, maybe?<I was hungry, you said, don't eat the girls, so I didn't.>Magnock slowly draws a breath and sighs. He puts a skeletal finger to the bridge of his nose. "...don't do this again, or I will erase you. This is the last straw. One more bit of shadow out of line, and I swear, you'll wish you hand been born into this world. Is that understood?"<Yes.>"Good. Now - "Something shakes far, far above you. You and Magnock - and Abby and Samantha - all look up. A Spirit like no other you've felt is near where you suppose the entrance to the mine to be - an orange fire like a miniature sun.Magnock's mouth is open. "...what...in Venia...?"What do you do?>Nighblaze the fuck out of this lich and eat him alive>He obviously can't tell you apart form Darkxis. Wait on the attack until you can assess this new prescence>some other strategy
>>25250646That's exactly what Nightblaze does.It's between 4-10 mana for scaling effect and radius. (Starting at 30ft, plus 20ft per mana spent.)
>>25250646We can, but it also makes the dc higher.Both success and range are tied to mana spent.
Rolled 74, 77, 19, 97, 72 = 339>>25250651Nightblaze that lich
>>25250651>>He obviously can't tell you apart form Darkxis. Wait on the attack until you can assess this new prescence
>>25250651ATTACK HIM NAO
>>25250634Sorry. Just having a nervous breakdown, is all. I'm fine.>OH GOD, NO I'M NOT, AAAAAGGHH!!!
>>25250651>He obviously can't tell you apart form Darkxis. Wait on the attack until you can assess this new prescence<Oooh, can I eat whatever did *that*?>
>>25250651>Nighblaze the fuck out of this lich and eat him aliveDrop everything on this fuck now. I wonder if its the Spirit from the village?
>>25250651>>He obviously can't tell you apart form Darkxis. Wait on the attack until you can assess this new prescencesneaky shadow saves the day.
Rolled 32>>25250651420 blaze that faggot
>>25250651Kill lich while we have the chance. If this is a new threat we'll be in shit if we have fight that and the lich. If it is an ally then we have help. Unless its some kind of world fucker. We have to kill the lich now.>checking mana privilege
>>25250651PRESS THE ADVANTAGE NIGHTFLARE AND PUNCH TO THE SCROTUM
>>25250651YO FIDDY HIT THAT LICH
>>25250651shit, take Lich now
>>25250651if we can focus him before to make sure that it is really him. and it lets us get a better look at the mass of spirit. then>Nighblaze the fuck out of this lich and eat him alivei do not want this guy around any longer than neccisary
>>25250651Wait on the attack, let him go after the new spirit, and if he tries to make us go in the cage, ONLY THEN attack.This is the worst place for a fight.
>>25250651quick, he's distracted! nightblaze and chomp!
>>25250651Nightblaze. Eat his face with crunch.
>>25250713my thoughts exactly. If the Lich is just the prelude to the boss fight we need our friends free now.
>>25250651>inb4 it's Auriel.Nightblaze and crunch his rotting scrotum.
>>25250651>>25250651Nightblaze him and crunch for maximum CONSUME
Rolled 109We should try to get closer before we nightblaze, so we don't have to jump.
whats the bet our nightblaze will fuck up whatever that spirit thing is
>>25250742that would be funny as hell. She thinks she has nothing to lose so accepts that she is a spirit mage.
>>25250651>>He obviously can't tell you apart form Darkxis. Wait on the attack until you can assess this new prescenceThis.
>>25250651I love how every one forgot there are two liches in this place
>>25250651whatever that was may be bad, but this Lich is our first priority. Prepare nightblaze and Sonic Dick Pucnh
>>25250651>Nighblaze the fuck out of this lich and eat him alive
>>25250696Good call. Get more power for the Boss Battle...Hell, if he goes up to investigate, we follow him, then if he gets into combat, we can ensure that he takes some nasty damage, then we finish him off along with any other threats.here's hoping it's Adavan's doing...
>>25250651>>25250742>>25250755At least wait till he reacts to it and is distracted. Don't just waste an opprotunity that SM is giving us!
>>25250767AW SHIT IT COULD TOTALLY BE ADAVAN
>>25250651Focus, nightblaze, dickpunch in that order. Focus might let us know what's going down on the surface, as well as if this is a clone. but this dude needs to be dead right quick.If it turns out this is a clone, play the role of Darky
>>25250767also we want to wipe his magics without fucking with this new spirits magic
I think we have to take this guy down before worrying about this new thing, since on the off-chance this huge spirit presence is evil (hopefully it's not Legion coming back for round 2), we would much rather have Adavan, Auriel, Flint and Obis out of lockdown for the fight.
It seems like a large majority are for attacking, but some other good points have been raised. SO.--------------------------------------------------Vote 1:>nightblaze, then kick him in the spot Obis informed you was a hidden male weak point. Then eat him.Vote 2:>Use Focus. You can excuse it as trying to learn more about the presence above, and you can tell if the current Magnock is an illusion.Vote 3:>Don't attack Magnock. Maybe you can pit him against this new power.
>>252508262, followed by one if real Magnock
>>25250826Vote 2>>Use Focus. You can excuse it as trying to learn more about the presence above, and you can tell if the current Magnock is an illusion.Then choose between the other two based on what we learn.
>>25250826Liches don't have dicks, so just Nightblaze and eat.
>>252508263. gives us backup AND a snack for this new foe...
>>25250651Plus we tell him that he's an idiot for thinking we're Darkxis.
>>252508262And if Mags says anything, we learned it from eating that other shadow
>>252508262lichs love to use illusions
>>252508261>nightblaze, then kick him in the spot Obis informed you was a hidden male weak point. Then eat him.
>>25250808We can probably target nightblaze to ignore friendly effects.>>25250821You seem to think we can actually fight him.>>252508262 and 3, but definitely 2 first
>>25250826I want to go with 2 but I'm wary that it'll give us away, we don't know if that was something Darkxis could do or not.
>>252508262 all the way.
>>25250651Nightblaze, and then smash him into dust.<Darkxis cannot come to the phone right now.>
>>252508262 then 1
>>25250826Imma say 2 closely followed by 1. If he questions it say we got new powers from the other shadow we ate
>>252508262. i am willing to sacrifice some time in order to make sure that when he gets a dickpunch, it is actually in his dick
>>25250863We say that we got it from eating "the other shadow", and that it made us even more hungry.
>>25250826SONIC BREAKER, TEETH VERSION.
Rolled 1, 1, 1, 1, 1 = 5>>2525082126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.1.1.1To you guys voting 2, let me ask you this, what if it is a clone? he sure as fuck isn't going to give a fuck right now because there is a LARGE FUCKING SPIRIT near the entrance that he is clearly surprised about. If it is a clone we're still pretty fucked on getting to him anyway.
>>252508262- >the other shadow taught me something! :focus: I can see alllll the food
>>25250826Ping with focus and say <Ooo that feels tasty>
2, then 1