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-------------------->you still have 17 experience to spend! feel free to discuss while the opening posts go up
>>25305374First for Shadow Beam. We need more high power offensive spells.
Rolled 68, 87, 80, 61, 83 = 379yea shadow quest
It begins.Andyway, for xp:>Balance preferred>Using servant on Molly is second favorite>Third place is some combo of schattenkrieg /earth resist/ wind resist
Events Summary: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. You disguised yourself as Darkxis to infiltrate Magnock's lair within the Palthair Mines and find your friends - but when push came to shove, you were forced to kill one of Magnock's close accomplises. As he confronted you, a new threat appeared - a huge presence of Spirit even stronger than Magnock himself.You took the opportunity to reach your friends in his laboratory. But before you could escape, the Spirit mage killed Magnock, and on top of that, you sensed a huge army and what felt like several angels waiting above the mines.Your friends prepared to teleport out of the base while you would hold off the mage as long as possible. But the mage, Yi Fang, turned out to be perfectly willing to talk, rather than fight...but upon taking a second glance, it seems Fang has his own ideas for your party...
Rolled 21, 65, 4, 27, 78 = 195>>25305401whos molly?
>>25305401We can't use Servant without a pool of shadow mana.
Rolled 66, 55, 58, 2, 43 = 224>>25305417we know where one is, a quick supersonic there, and we have a servant
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/sjdk7szpBooks the Main Character has read (some minor edits earlier today):http://pastebin.com/dAXR00gP
>>25305415>>25305401>MollyI'm retarded. Abby.I'm starting to mix up characters from this and Gargoyle Quest.>>25305417Going to murder Hogwarts. I'll be surprised if there isn't one.
Current Statistics:HP: 44/52Mana: 20/20EXP: 17Humanity: 105Temerity: 139Shards 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. Wears leather armor and 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
>>25305431>http://pastebin.com/sjdk7szpI say we get Balance and Shadow Beam. Balance might unlock another Magic Power, but we won't be able to afford it anyway.
Rolled 32, 12, 53, 59, 93 = 249>>25305432no keeping pools of a substance that will kill everyone that touches it is dangerous, if they have one it will be kept under lock and key
>>25305465>dangerous>Scholomance giving a fuck
-----------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.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)Nightblaze - Cancel enchantments and spells in an area around you. Success and range based on mana spent. (Spend 4 to 10 mana. Radius: 30 feet. Additional 20 feet per mana. Alternate: Spend 10 mana to attempt to cancel any one single spell in sight-range with a greatly enhanced success rate)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]
>>25305465Scholomance is a death trap. A magical deathtrap. There's probably mana pools all over the place and if anyone touches them it's considered pruning the weak and stupid.
>Last time...Fang glances over the party. He takes in Joey, Samantha, snorts. He looks to Obis, and purses his lips. He gives Flint a good, long stare, and leaves it there until Flint looks away. Auriel doesn't meet his gaze.Fang glances to the corner of the room. "When are you going to reveal yourself?"Everyone flinches as the corner of the room wavers. Steward walks forward, appearing as if from thin air. You can suddenly sense the core of earth at his center."A dwarven construct," Fang says. "Fascinating. This group does travel in broad circles.""I had not planned to make contact with you yet, Archmage Yi Fang," Steward's metallic voice says neutrally. "If you wish it, I will converse with you. However, I cannot reveal classified information.""Would it still be classified if I threatened you with death?""Yes.""Well, never mind, then." Finally, Fang looks back at Abigail. "You certainly have many friends, don't you?""Um..." Abigail picks at her finger nails and twists on her feet. "Um, can they come with us, maybe?""You think I would pass up this opportunity?" Fang says. "Not a chance in the world.""What...um...op-port-tity? Abigail asks.
>>25305462I'll support balance and shadow beam.
Rolled 3, 93, 90, 33, 76 = 295>>25305478dude, it is extremely deadly, you don't want all your students getting killed by touching it, also its extremely powerful, they wouldn't let students anywhere near that, if they even had it
Fang smiles his evil smile. "Why, to make wonderful new friends, of course." He looks up. "There's been a change in plans. You're all coming with me, whether you like it or not. You will speak only when prompted, in a manner that agrees with the following: you were all imprisoned here by the lich, and I saved you from certain death. Mage, your name?""Adavan.""Adavan, you are my close associate that I teleported in to assist me; Steward is your pet project, an old dwarven construct you found and have been fixing up. Shadow, you are a summon conjured by myself. The rest of you have never met me until today, excepting the Highest, and Prince Vin." Fang smiles. "Oh, my apologies. It's just -Auriel-, now, isn't it?"Auriel swallows hard, but bites her tongue."Follow me."Fang turns on the spot and marches out of the room, heading toward the bright point of light that is working its way through the mines. You sense the other Light souls - including the massive presence - are also flying down to the ground level outside the mines.<What are you planning?> you ask Fang."Oh...you'll see," he says.>con't
>Note: I was a tired, earlier. Today, I rolled for some humanity based on last night's thread. You've gained 14 Humanity.HP: 44/52Mana: 20/20EXP: 17Humanity: 119Temerity: 139Shards of True Darkness: 2
Rolled 72>>25305431shadow domination, soundless, poison, fog, twisting gloom
The group marches along. Flint ushers Joey and Samantha foward. Fang glances back at the two of them. "Who are you both?"Joey's mouth open and closes. "U-u-u-I'm SirFlintsSquire!" he squeaks."How quaint. And you?"She's been reeling from everything that's happened, but Samantha seems to snap back to the present at Fang's question. "...Samantha Muin. The daughter of - ""Harold Muin," Fang finishes. "Good. You two, keep quiet."You reach the end of the hallway. Up above you extends the dark shaft you dropped down. Fang focuses for a moment, and an orange mist appears on the floor. It begins to rise, and everyone rises with it. In short order, you arrive at the top of the shaft, back on a level with the prison bloc. You walk through the room with the cages - which have stayed off, after their maker's death - and Fang raises the remaining group up to the processing floor.You enter the furnace room. The place looks like part of the nether burst in and chopped it up, but it eerily silent. The great smokestack channeling the used air up out of the mine has holes blown up its length. One of the furnaces is totally gutted. Half-solifidied slag pools on the floor. The heat radiates off it in waves. The only person that doesn't break into a sweat is Obis.You're glad you didn't fight Yi Fang.Fang raises a hand, stopping the group. One of the souls of light is just on the other side of the chamber, coming in through the main entrance.The angel is dressed in dark robes, with a long, hooded cowl rather similar to Adavan's. You doubt the resemblance is anything more than aethetic.He leaps down from his spot higher up on the platforms and lands heavily in front of Fang. "Archmage," the angel says quickly. "The enemy tried to evacuate the enslaved, but we solved that problem. Sandalphon sent me to see what was -- Captain?!"Auriel swallows hard. "Tyrael.">con't
>>25305523If we're going by the setting of Scholomance that /tg/ made, the students are encouraged to kill eachother. They will not give a single fuck about anyone retarded enough to touch the mana pool.
"...captain...I don't...what...how?""Long story," Auriel says wryly."...your powers..." Tyrael says. "...then...it's true.""A nessecary sacrifice to put a demon lord back in the nether," Auriel says stiffly. "It is what it is."Tyrael thumps a fist to his heart. "Captain." Inside the shadows of his cowl, you can see him frown. "...the Archmage has been respecting the temporary alliance, I trust?"Fang looks at Auriel pointedly."...admittedly, he's done nothing beyond the helpful," Auriel says slowly.Tyrael nods. "I see. Well...where on earth have you been? Why did you report back with the Velarion? How did you end up here?""Let's save it for later.""...understood. If you would, please, follow me." Tyrael glances hard at Fang, Adavan, and gives you a particularly long stare, but then walks up the rickety platforms up the side of the room. The group follows.You can feel the other three lights waiting in the first mining chamber. You glance at Fang. <...I hope you know what you're doing.>Fang smirks at you, and you hear his words inside your head. <I know exactly what I'm doing. Just try to keep the girl calm.><Which one?>Fang's smirk broadens. <All of them. But Abigail, in particular. It won't do if she makes a scene.><Why not?><If what I suspect is correct, we don't want to find out -why not-.>You're almost there. There's time enough to speak to one of your party members, either to comment upon something, or ask a few questions.You pass the crevice in the wall, past the iron gateway embedded in the stone. You remember climbing it earlier. You could squeeze Abigail through...>ask Auriel about Magnock and Tyrael>ask Flint what he's thinking>ask Adavan if he's got anything up his sleeve>speak with Abigail. Ask her how she is.>see if Obis has thought of anything useful>see how Joey's dealing with the situation>talk to Samantha about her father, or the mines>try to escape out the crevice with Abigail>some other strategy
>>25305533Guys, I think we should purchase Compress right now.Scholomance is guaranteed to have us sneaking around and Compress sounds like it gives a fairly large magical stealth bonus for a very cheap 5 xp. While compressed, we might be able to use focus or deep focus in a way that doesn't immediately let everyone know we're around, which will be insanely useful.
Rolled 67, 77, 32, 32, 64 = 272>>25305556you know, that raises a big question, what version of the scholomance are we dealing with?
>>25305570>speak with Abigail. Ask her how she is.then later>ask Auriel about Magnock and Tyrael
>>25305570>ask Auriel about Magnock and TyraelAnd for now, I say just go with it.
Rolled 23>>25305570>speak with Abigail. Ask her how she is.there is no way we could get out. and fang already has a good excuse to "discipline" us by saying that we are a summon of his
Rolled 51, 54, 56, 2, 82 = 245>>25305570Hey, are we near an angel that will notice an intelligent shadow?
>>25305634I like this. She can vent telepathically which is probably best.
>>25305462This sounds good, but we really need to wrap up the rest of those magical endurances next time we have a wealth of XP.
>>25305644we just bought a ton of magic concealing abilites.... but buying some mundane ones might be wortht it.
Rolled 31, 55, 39, 43, 96 = 264>>25305657>Enduranceswat
>>25305644>Tyrael glances hard at Fang, Adavan, and gives you a particularly long stare>and gives you a particularly long stareYes.
Anyway I vote we buy Soundless and Poison.
>>25305588You'll see.But you're all doing an awful lot of planning, just assuming you're going to get without problems, aren't you?
>>25305669Resistances, fuck my bad.
Rolled 31, 14, 32, 100, 48 = 225>>25305671I'm just saying, if we start asking the group questions, the angel might get a little suspicious about how we know them so well
>>25305703telepathy is private.
>>25305690So, are we buying Balance, and Shadow Beam?
AlrightServant.We probably shouldn't be pouring power into people without Yi Fang's permission right now, least of all his granddaughter that he went to all this trouble to recover.Plus, we don't really have time to be working that kind of magic right now, there is an angel/angels/something big here/incoming and we have to pretend to be Yi's Summon for a while.When we are away from danger, we can talk with Abby about it, and we can save 15 exp for the decision.Though given we won't be able to work anything for a while, I would push for getting balance as well; Opens several paths and makes scouting less risky.>>25305582If we really want to, we can get both. Though cutting the penalty by 3/4 and opening up more options may be a better immediate choice.>>25305570Talk to Abagail for a bit, then try to ask Auriel about Magnock and Tyrael when she has a free moment.
Rolled 100, 3, 61, 80, 63 = 307>>25305690oh god here we go
>>25305727Aye, Cap'n Shadow Master.
>>25305722The only person in your group that knows telepathy is Fang. I suppose you could try to pry more out of him.
I don't really want to buy magic at this time.
Rolled 41, 38, 21, 75, 64 = 239>>25305722They can do telepathy?
>>25305727Looks like it had the most support.
>>25305727Yep and yep!
Rolled 27>>25305727i was voting for a mess of lesser powers, but it looks like i get no support. ohh well.
>>25305727I wanted something else, but I'm fine with getting those now.
Rolled 2, 28, 14, 55, 65 = 164>>25305727Sounds good
>Consuming three angelsOh... oh man. 60-ish XP. That gets me hard.
>>25305727Balance first, see what it opens up.I'm somewhat against shadow beam, given our physical build.Also, if we have to fill out a color to unlock it's heart of darkness power, we are going to want to fill out water magic for out magic powers rather than shadow, at least at first.
>>25305788It gets us all hard.
>>25305788Fuck off, Darkxis.
Rolled 7, 4, 65, 66, 49 = 191>>25305788I think one of those is more than an angel
>>25305796We just need an attack option more effective than Shadow Assault.
I just thought I should mention that I've started a TV Tropes page for Shadow Quest, due to it being an absolute travesty that we don't have SOMETHING for it yet.Feel free to contribute.http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Roleplay/ShadowQuest[tghasnotruespoilers]We totally get a free 100 for this right SM?[/spoiler]
>>25305813Hey, buddy. Wanna know a secret?/tg/ has spoilers now.
>>25305582get this, what if we aren't going to the goddamn scholomance?
>>25305813"The light is not good" or whatever it's called would go in there.My angels are different I think is another.
>>25305774It's a shame, too. Maybe I'm just OCD for completed trees, though.Buying Balance and Shadow Beam. They're certainly not bad.----------------------------I'd note that the only person who can respond to anything you say without the angel maybe getting a little suspicious is Fang, who can telepath back to you.You could ask Auriel to distract Tyrael so that you could have a mumbled conversation, though.
I thought we were going to buy earth and wind resistance?
>>25305837And I think there's one about little girls having monster friends.
>>25305828FUCKING SORCERYIt's been ages since I've actually been on /tg/, rather than just being an archive lurker.
Rolled 9, 11, 96, 86, 19 = 221>>25305855ITS AMAZING
>>25305829I mean, that's okay, but a 5 xp purchase to give us a significant boost to stealthiness might be a good long term purchase, you know?Imagine if we could have scouted out the Vog Cave before that whole rocks-fall sequence, you know?
>>25305829But I want to go to Scholomance
Rolled 69, 13, 40, 15, 34 = 171>>2530591920/20 hindsight man cant change the pastunless time machine
>you've purchased Balance and Shadow Beam>Shadow Totem - Form an automatic magic turret from rock and shadow that fires shadow assaults. Will attack closest enemy within range. With Machina Loqui, can be programmed to focus fire on selected targets. Lasts until destroyed at no further mana cost.>Pocket - Forge a pocket within the nether that only you can access. The size of the pocket is determined by magic power level (3^lvl meters cubed. For example, pocket with magic level 2 = 9 meters cubed of space) You can reach the pocket at any time, assuming your magic is functional. Each object placed within or withdrawn from the pocket costs you 1 mana, independent of the size of the object. The pocket has no gravity, but starts filled with air, so living creatures could survive there. However, long periods in the nether are not good for the health of living things. You cannot transport yourself to your pocket.>WALL OF TEXT ABILITIESSo, what the hell are we doing?
Rolled 21, 19, 31, 70, 65 = 206>>25305957Get Fang to tell us what the fuck we are doing
>>25305957>>Shadow Totem - Form an automatic magic turret from rock and shadow that fires shadow assaults. Will attack closest enemy within range. With Machina Loqui, can be programmed to focus fire on selected targets. Lasts until destroyed at no further mana cost.That's so awesome.
Rolled 41, 43, 38, 78, 88 = 288>>25305957how many turrets can we have at once?
>>25305985Second. Hopefully our broker sword would be safe there (and can continue reassembly inside the pocket, so we won't have to pull it out whenever we find a shard).
>>25305998pity we don't have access to the requirement tree. Which seems to be... earth magic.
>>25305957Can I ask you a meta question on the skill trees?Do some of the skills, such as 'Mighty Regeneration' and 'Darkness Within' have Humanity, Temerity and/or Shard of Darkness prerequisites?also, I suggest we bob next to Abigail...
>>25306015There is no limit to the number of turrets you can have at once.
>>25305957Well, i guess it's all but confirmed that that orange-brown is earth magic. Makes sense that we would get a bit of all the allied magics.Also, the name Machina Loqui makes me think that if we are going to unlock earth magic, it may be with the help of the robots.>>25305975I think right now we are keeping quiet and comforting/talking with Abby. We don't want to be pestering Fang.
>>25306040he is hiding that from us at the moment. Part of the magic of the quest. All we know is that we have the ability to unlock them right now.
>>25306033Maybe if we eat Steward it will unlock!
>>25305957Is Shadow Totem's mana cost the same as its experience cost?
Rolled 51, 38, 2, 68, 41 = 200>>25306053So, turret spam is ok?
>>25306040>Can I ask you a meta question on the skill trees?Nope!
Rolled 42, 10, 45, 97, 69 = 263>>25306060You cant possibly think that is a good idea
>>25306053>Find mana pool>Recreate the 2fort intelligence room
>>25305374Awesome! I am the new guy from the last thread, I just finish reading the archive thread and I am ready to jump in!
Rolled 83, 34, 38, 71, 47 = 273>>25306088Turrets, turrets everywhere
>>25305957Make sure Abigail is okay and doesn't cause a scene.
>>25306085But I'm so HUNGRY!! And it's not like he does anything anyway! HE'S WORTHLESS! ALL HE DID WAS TAKE OUR DELICIOUS ORB!Why can't we eat Steward? We should eat Steward.
>>25306084I see. Thank you for answering my question. I have learned a lot from it.Nothing to see behind those curtains there... Nope, nothing at all...
>>25306068>>25306088How else are you going to construct your fortress of doom? When I said you needed to stop being a cog and start being a mechanic, I meant it literally, too.>>25306064Sorry, I forgot to include that. Shadow Totem costs 12 mana.
>>25306109Shut up, Darkxis. You're not funny like Citadel.
>>25306053That sounds wonderfully abusable.
>>25306124>>25306117So no turret spam. Oh well.
>>25306084Can I ask you questions about cute golems doing cute things?
>>25306109Fuck you. You failed at naming yourself even more than we did.
>>25306117>disregard skills tree.>Cover the world in shadow mana pools and turrets.>???????>Profit!
Rolled 38, 57, 51, 97, 24 = 267>>25306109Nonot yet
>>25306142>useful for other thingsNEVER MIND, THEN.
>>25306096>Awesome! I am the new guy from the last thread, I just finish reading the archive thread and I am ready to jump in!Welcome!------------------------------Unless anyone has a massive objection, you'll be speaking to Abigail. Time to get this show on the road.
>>25306109Oh good, we can auto ignore ghosts, right? I mean, we're shadow, not spirit, so the don't get voting rights.
>>25306161Can we take a bite first?
lets spend the last of our xp and get poison.
>>25306132Get some earth magic first, and then we'll talk!First, shadow pools shall cover the earth...totems will dot the landscape...cute golems will construct endless fortresses of DOOM...AND THE WALLS WILL OOZE GREEN SLIMEOh, wait, they always do that.
Rolled 23, 61, 36, 93, 44 = 257>>25306168Yea, out of you
>>25306168That's enough out of you, Darkxis. You've been subsumed.Don't worry, you have a role yet to play.>>25306184You have no more EXP left.
Rolled 19, 80, 4, 39, 30 = 172>>25306219what
morning everyone pls forgive me 4 being late plstalk to abigail pls
>>25306202Get on with it!
>>25306184How much mana do we have left? If its less than 5, I'd rather wait until we're away from the potential hostiles. Agree we should get poison though, I'm hoping it unlocks paralysis/neurotoxin.
>>25306202Possible ways to get to Darkness Within:>Get Schattenkrieg>Get Shadow Domination>Get the remaining Water/Physical/Spirit/Mental abilities>Get the remaining purple Shadow abilitiesHow many did I miss?
>>25306241no pls why r u late pls
>>25306255>focus on our DARKNESS WITHIN>plot>violate the shards of true darkness
Rolled 58>>253062551. get the earth and wind resists +schattenkrieg
Okay, so clearly we need to start thinking about setting up a permanent base of operations we can return to between adventures. Personally, I think The Shiprakers deserve some investigation on this front. At some point, that is.
At Scholomance, we could shapeshift into an Abby double and whenever some dickass mage tries to gank her, we eat them.>inb4 "we are not playing a little girl" rage
>>25306279How would we get our friends and such there quickly, though? That's kind of out of the way.
>>25306255if you dont mind my input pls i would assume that it may pls have something 3 do with the shards of darkness plsas in, we obtain all shards and then we access darkness within pls which is a powerful ability only available to the full manifestation of his plsd darkness lord master shadow pls Erebus
>>25306279No, I think we should just be a nomad shadow.
>>25306255I believe the Wind and Earth Resistences are the only ones remaining on the strength and endurance trees while Schattenkrieg is the only one on the movement tree. Those are the ones leading up to Darkness Within.To get Hydra on the other hand we'd need the entire shadow tree, the consume tree, the water tree and the ailment tree.
>>25306284This is actually a smart idea. We're not going to stay as Abby, but we can certainly act as bait to fuck up whoever goes after us.
>>25306295We could put them into a Pocket, and then super sonic our way there, and then pull them out of the pocket.
>>25306310I have a feeling Earth magic is a ways off.
>>25306298that is also my thought pls.though I also feel the Temerity may also play a role, but those curtains have nothing behind them...
>>25306255Well, the theories have been.>get every connection to a Heart of Darkness skill>Fill out all powers of connected colors (which you listed)>>25306270>Plot (unlikley, but possible in the form of....)>Something with the shards of true darkness>>25306310We could just carry them, we have the mass and the strength.
My guess is we need to collect all the other shards of true darkness.
SM has stated we could unlock Darkness Withing with our current resources, Which means its not related to plot.
>>25306284So long as we don't stay as Abby forever, I'd be fine with this as a way to remove some of the more stupid and violent competition.
>>25306053Why didn't Erebus cover the world in Shadow Turrets?
>>25306349or perhaps pls it is related to plot, and we just have yet to figure out how to access it pls
SM said that we could unlock that tree right now.Unless every shard of darkness is in this very room, in a form we have yet to see, I find it unlikely that retrieving them is how we will unlock it.
>>25306352Not ambitious enough.
>>25306352we don't know.
>>25306352He was a puss.
>>25306349We just need to eat more. We need so much MORE.
>>25306352>implying we aren't ErebusGive us time.
>>25306284Sounds like a good way to jack up our temerity. I like it.
I think we should figure out how to unlock Earth magic ASAP.
>>25306391He thinks shadow is Erebus.Laughingangels.tapestry
>>25306418Eating Geb should do it.
>>25306352because he wasn't Mr Shadow!that and it would have killed all the people due to Mana Pools apparently being lethal to non-elementals...
>>25306284As long as it's not a permanent thing, I'll deal.I like Shadow as the awkward teenager, saying so many things he's going to regret looking backwards with a higher humanity score.Pretending to be a little girl is... Well, it's not something most teenage boys do, but at least it'll give Flint some ammunition to shoot at us later down the road.
>>25306428Or you know asking him to teach us if wefree him.
>>25306349A good first plan would be to make every connection to the heart of darkness skills, something we would need to do anyway in the future.After that, we would need to get earth, wind and shattenkreig to test the "fill the trees" theory for darkness within.>>25306418Earth magic probably comes with either PLOT or with magic upgrades.
>>25306440>implying pretending to be the little girl isn't something every teenage boy does
>>25306284We're called 'Mr' Shadow for a reason.But the idea of us roleplaying as Shadow, while he roleplays as a little girl is pretty funny.
You guys do realize we already have a way to unlock Earth Magic right? The same way we unlocked the summoning trees and the water tree. We just gotta get enough points on Magic Power.
>>25306383This is the only time I'm going to respond. Snapple, you have much better ploys to shape our discussion and the direction of this quest or initiate shitstorm protocols, let the fallen rest in their graves until they are but a distant memory, so when it's least expected SM can bring them back to play.
>>25306459Well, yeaaaaaah.I think I can safely imply that.
>>25306428Only eat Geb if he proves to be a dick once we have freed & cured him...Geb seems to be a bro who got caught in the middle of a gang-war and got locked-up for being there....
--------------------------------------<Auriel...speak with your friend, there. I have words for Abigail.>Auriel's gaze flicks back to you. She says nothing for a moment, then turns to Tyrael. "How is the city?"Tyrael begins to answer in the sort of tone a soldier uses to address a superior officer. You slink alongside Abigail.<Hi, Abigail.>Abigail grabs a hold of a piece of your shadow and clings tight. You form it into a hand and give her a light squeeze."...you can call me Abby-Sabby."<...Abby-Sabby?>"You always say Abigail. But you can call me that, too. It's what my mommy and daddy called me. "You have no words for how you feel.<Abby...Sabby.>She lowers her voice further and glances conspiratorially at Yi Fang. The archmage makes a show of not noticing, glancing at the wall and whistling off-key. "...daddy never said I had an uncle. He said it was just us in our family. I'm...I said I wasn't, but I'm sort of afraid."The idea of family is foreign to you. Distant. Unfamiliar. But greater meaning comes to you, from somewhere inside.<...I'm here, Abby,> you say. <And I don't think you need to be afraid of your Uncle Yi. He's a part of your family...and that means something.>Fang smiles, and nods to himself."Thanks, Mr. Shadow." She looks up at you with wide, watery eyes. "Um, is the light going to hurt you? It feels really, really bright?"You puff out your chest. <I'll be fine, silly.> You look at her. <Are you alright?>"Addy helped me. I wasn't in the cage very long. It hurt when he hit me, a bit, but not so bad."<He'll never hurt you again,> you say. <I'll keep you safe. I promise.>"Ok." She lowers her head. "I love you," she mumbles.You say nothing more, for you are unable to articulate the words.>you gain 54 Humanity (159 total)>con't
>>25306391>Shadow>ErebusI doubt it.
>>25306484... welp. I can say only one thing to thatd'aww.
>>25306428True, but I don't think the short term gain will be worth the long term loss of such a powerful vassal. Plus he could probably unlock it for us if we ask right (note: asking right may or may not involve holding all remaining dwarve and Eli's hostage or threatening to reapply the madness inducing pain curse.).
>>25306484>54 humanityGod damn.
hug the girl is my suggestion. sometimes actions speak louder then words.
>>25306508>holding all remaining dwarve and Eli's hostage or threatening to reapply the madness inducing pain curse.At that point it's less of a dick move to just eat him.
>>25306484We really should give her a boost of shadow magic.Even if it's only so she doesn't have to go and lichify herself in a few decades.
>>25306479Not judging, but yeah, this anon is correct. Unless you went to a parochial school, then more than half the guys dress in drag for Halloween, not sure if that applies though.
I just had an idea...Instead of being Abby, could we be her back-pack?We can grow wings to fly her to class, we can use tendrils to bring things down for her / fight read; CONSUME her enemies...AND we can hold her stuff in our handy tool-belt!
>>25306484>54 HumanityFuck me. Once it get's to stupid high levels, does either temerity or humanity have any physical or magical effects, beyond being able to communicate/impose our will to/on others?
>>25306549actually I agree that Abigail should be the first one to recieve the Servant upgrade.
>>25306561If Humanity gets too high waifus become available.
>>25306560Dora the Explorer?
>>25306560>Be backpack>Dickass fireballs Abby in the face>Abby gets hurt>We rage hard and eat the dickassvs>Be Abby dopple>We get fireballed in the face by a dickass>Laugh it off>Consume dickass
>>25306551Maybe it's an American thing then. The people at our school just dressed up as Frankenstein's monster or something.Not that I ever went to any parties that I could avoid.
>>25306587>Be backpack>Dickass throws fireball>Block with shadow tendrils>Eat the dickassFTFY
>>25306605It's the sneaky dickasses you have to watch out for.
You enter the main mining room.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ft-4r1596bkThe three angels stand in the center of the chamber. Two of them stand to either side; they're clad in full armor covered by white tabards which are emblazoned with a gold sun. They don't feel as strong as Tyrael. In fact, alone, you feel as though you'd stand a good chance. But they seem somehow...enhanced...by the figure between them.Looming taller above the other angels is a a might figure in dark, burnished steel. A red cape flows over his shoulders. A necklace dangles about his neck, holding a thin, miniature sword.Tyrael thumps a fist to his heart and bows deeply. Auriel does the same, and Obis follows suit. They stay there, heads bowed.Flint's eyes go wide. He falls to one knee and plants a fist to the ground. He grabs Joey and drags the boy down into the same position. Samantha glances about, unsure, then settles on mimicking Flint.Adavan merely looks at the angel without a word. Yi Fang idly picks at his nails."Most High," Auriel says simply.You feel battered by the Light. Even though the hulking angel says nothing, does nothing, his mere presence rolls over you in waves of pressure.What do you do?>Withdraw into yourself. Stay close at Yi Fang's shoulder; don't draw attention.>Shove back against the light, establishing your presence. Stand tall.>something else
>>25306574But wait...We gain humanity at a retard rate by hanging around with Abigail. By hanging around with Abigail, we also don't hang around with any other girls who could possibly become waifus.What I'm saying here is, for the sake of my sanity, we should stop spending time around Abigail and start munching on kittens or something.
>>25306484This is going to end like the comic with the mutant rat man and the little girl that grows old and dies.
>>25306648>Shove back against the light, establishing your presence. Stand tall.Fuck THIS guy in particular.
>>25306648>Shove back against the light, establishing your presence. Stand tall.You think I give a fuck?
>>25306574This is sadly the case. Speaking of which, elemental lord harem route?
>>25306648>Withdraw into yourself. Stay close at Yi Fang's shoulder; don't draw attention.We are supposed to be a summon as per Yi's plan.
>>25306671Yes, it is.
>>25306648>Stand tallAlternatively, call him racial slurs.
>>25306648It's not like we have any hope of him not noticing us. Stand tall.
>>25306648>>Shove back against the light, establishing your presence. Stand tall.BE TALL
>>25306648>something elseDo neither. Do not react at all. You will not be cowed... but neither will you call attention to yourself. You are Shadow.
>>25306684How about fuck no.
>>25306688WITHDRAW. WITHDRAW, YOU STUPID MAGGOTS.
>>25306648>Withdraw into yourself. Stay close at Yi Fang's shoulder; don't draw attention.We're just Yi Fang's familiar right now.
>>25306648Stay by Yi Fang. We don't want to jeopardize anything.
>>25306648>Shove back against the light, establishing your presence. Stand tall.
>>25306684B-but anon, we're all boys...D-doushio
Rolled 18>>25306648do not stand tall. but to not shrink. be not the oak. be the supple willow. we will bend. but we will not break. do not make a point of defying. but do not shrink away. ignore it
>>25306688>implying we can't be a rebellious summonFuck that Yi Fang guy who summoned me, I'm twice as cool as him!
>>25306697This. But don't forget the cover identity Fang gave us!
>>25306684We playing pretend now?
>>25306724That's the kind of thinking that got Xella shoved back into the nether.
>>25306697This man has it. (assuming redaeth is a man)
>>25306648Withdraw, there is no good reason to make ourselves a target and violate Yi's plan.>>25306722Or this
>>25306648>Withdraw into yourself. Stay close at Yi Fang's shoulder; don't draw attention.Play it smart
>>25306648Withdraw and fucking hide.
>>25306724>implying Fang won't mindrape us to be obedient if we embarrass him in publicI worry that you like to taunt sociopaths that are much more powerful that us (for now) anon.
>>25306648>Withdraw into yourself. Stay close at Yi Fang's shoulder; don't draw attention.Play it safe. Fang's got this.
>>25306755The more agitated he is, the more likely he is to snap at the angels and injure them, so we can CONSUME the remains
>>25306648>>Withdraw into yourself. Stay close at Yi Fang's shoulder; don't draw attention.Don't blow our cover this quickly, remember we just came face to face to it last thread and I doubt it has forgotten in the short time since observing us observing it. Better to play dumb and weak than act macho and get killed possibly.
>>25306648Withdraw, remember the last time we didn't hide well against an angel?Why do you guys think we should draw any attention to ourselves whatsoeveR?
>>25306648Withdraw and stay with Abby.
----------------------------You've decided to play your presence down. Roll 1d100
Agreed, lets do nothing. We aren't scared of the light, but with our cover (and the situation) we also should not be acting all macho. Remember everyone,this is not anime-logic-land and this is the angel leader.
Rolled 75>>25306781For the love of God, hide.
Rolled 66>>25306781Rollin' for hiding'
>>25306790A million times this.I wish you could post this at the beginning of every thread, Anon.
>>25306791>>25306793>>25306798Purdy good, probably pass a 2/3rds DC.
>>25306648How did Raziel compare to Tyrael and the other two. It seems that not all angels are all power as they presume with but for an exception.
>>25306791>>25306798>Shadow uses Hide.>It goes fairly well for once...>maybe...
with all our bonuses I think we just disapeared completely.I wonder how much of a threat the angels will see something that can escape their senses at will.
>>25306774Not true. He doesn't want a fight with the empire at present, and he has centuries of political experience and the self control to match, so I doubt he'll do anything to problematic for himself or his kingdom down the road. We, on the other hand, are a curiosity. We could make an acceptable familiar for Abby if he desired to actually enslave us.
>>25306781>don't make a sceneDid we- did we actually play this one smart? I'm a little stunned here.
You shrink back from the light, crouching low by Abigail and Fang. You have a role to play. Abigail looks slightly concerned, but you give her hand another light squeeze of assurance before letting go. Sandalphon's gaze sweeps over you briefly...then skips to the Archmage."...Fang," the angel says. If Fang is like death on steel, the angel sounds like the booming spirit of the sun. His words echo with force. "The lich is dealt with?""It is," Fang says simply.The angel nods. He turns. "Auriel. Explain."Auriel faces him. "...defeating the demon lord forced me to sacrifice my powers," she says."You did not return to the city.""...I met Sir Flint, during the battle," she says. She gestures to the knight kneeling on the floor. "I thought it well to accompany him on his quest.""You decided," the angel says slowly, "that after confronting and defeating a demon lord, with Kelvere reeling from the battle, with Nulis Vin still in power, and still commanding yet more demons - to run off with a knight errant.""...Sir Flint is the fourth son of - ""I know who he is. Do not condescend to me."Auriel bows. "My apologies, Lord Sandalphon. I judged that he was an important person in need of protection. He was leaving immediately, and would not be convinced otherwise.""...I see." Sandalphon turns. "Sir Flint. Stand." Flint stands immediately, though he doesn't meet Sandalphon's gaze. "I am curious as to what quest brought you here, to Palthair. Do tell."Flint swallows. "...I had thought...perhaps...I might meet...ah..."Fang steps forward. "If I may," he says to Flint."O-of course," Flint stutters.>con't
>>25306963Fang's got this.
Thought for the collective: is there any chance we can passively siphon mana from any Servants we create? We need a mana regen mechanism, and it seems somewhat in keeping with the title (which can't be changed for "reasons").
>>25306943time to see if Fang is an ally or someone we wish to disassociate ourselves from...
I know that activating berserk right now is the worst idea ever, but I kind of want to see what would happen.
>>25306985its the stupidest thing you could do.Maybe after getting shadowrage and darkness within it'd be something other then suicidal. But I doubt it.
>>25306977Oh he's an ally, just one we need to be exceedingly careful of his he's following his addenda, not ours.
>>25307003of course hes following his own agenda. We have to see if it can be aligned with our own which is at the moment.a) protect our friendsb) make the world a place where we and those of the 'lesser' elements aren't prosecuted.c) CONSUME and grow.
Fang smiles. "Quite a group, I know. You see, Flint had thought to establish himself at Palthair by making a connection with the mayor, and secure supplies for a body of knights he eventually planned to form in Arland. Isn't that right, Sir Flint?""...uh...yes.""Indeed," Fang says. "A worthy goal. Unfortunately, neither the Highest," he says, gesturing to Auriel, "or the good knight, suspected that a mad lich had taken over fair Palthair. They were quickly captured.""And you know all this...how, exactly?" Sandalphon asks."I have my sources," Fang says. "The same sources that informed me the lich was here in the first place. You see, -Most High-, I care about the supply of Adamantium, as I care about the people. So I thought to inform you of the situation, and even offered to deal with it personally - and considering I govern Spirit, whilst you govern Light, you agreed to the arrangement.""Get to the point.""Nearly there," Fang says. Fang gestures to the party in turn. "In so doing, I have rescued one of your chief angels, the good Sir Flint, son of one of the Empire's most important allies, his squire, the daughter of the mayor of Palthair - and, oh yes. The formerly missing Obis Vin, rightful king of Kan-Abar."Sandalphon glances at Obis. The prince raises his head. Sandalphon nods. "I see. Prince Vin. Might I - ""Most High," Obis says. "In exile, I took refuge in Tarun Gakth. It was on its outskirts that I encountered Sir Flint and the Highest, Auriel."Sandalphon looks at Steward, then at Fang. "Who is this lich, and what is this machine?""The -mage- is an associate I teleported in to help speed out just cause to its conclusion. The machine acts as his familiar. The Shadow you see here is my own familiar. And the girl," Fang says casually, "is just another prisoner. It seems that our mutual foe had some rather...deviant...sexual tendencies.""Disgusting." Tyrael spits on the stone.>con't
>>25307046>It seems that our mutual foe had some rather...deviant...sexual tendenciesLolicon liches, man.
>>25307046>The mage is an associate I teleported in to help speed our just cause to its conclusion. The machine acts as his familiar.>The machine acts as his familiar.If this is a reference to the quest I think it's referencing, I am a bit impressed.
>>25307073"Lord Rastongan why didn't we burn down the all girls orphanage?""Because the DFC would be destroyed you dolt!""DFC sir?""Delicious friendly children."
>>25307046I can't believe he is buying it to that lot of shit.
>>25307149Maybe they are lawful stupid?
Rolled 44, 9, 75, 81, 2 = 211>>25307115what quest
Sandalphon raises himself straight and considers the words a long moment."Prince Vin. You will return with myself to the Empire. It won't be long before we move in force against Kan-Abar. We can see to it that you are restored to your rightful place, and the - ""My apologies, Most High," Obis says, "but I have no desire to take back my throne."Sandalphon seems slightly surprised, but he nods. "...I see. All the same, I would - ""The archmage has offered me asylum in Archon," Obis says. "He honors the long friendship between Kan-Abar and his own country. It would be most rude to refuse him."Sandalphon narrows his eyes to slits. "I see." He looks at Flint expectant. "Then you, Sir Flint, shall - ""M-most High," Flint stutters. "I...too, will accompany the Archmage.""What?"Flint begins to splutter helplessly in front of the greatest angel."It's simple," Fang says smoothly. He again takes the fore. "I just saved the good knight's life. He's an honorable man. This is an opportunity.""...for what?" Sandalphon asks."Why, to establish a meaningful and lasting peace between my country and his," Fang says. Orange light glows as he grins. "Wouldn't that be wonderful?""Auriel," Sandalphon snaps. "Is this the truth?""Come now, -Most High-," Fang says. "Your words cut me to the core. Archon seeks only peace with its neighbors and prosperity for its people.""Auriel," Sandalphon says again.Auriel looks at Flint. She looks at Fang. She looks at Sandalphon. She looks at you."...it is true, he saved us," she says. "...I sense no ill intent from the Archmage...on this matter.">con't
>>25307149Who care if he buys the pretext, whether he acts is how we measure Fangs personal power.
I wonder what Yi's reaction to servantizing Abby would be.Anything from "you're going to the angels now, bub" to "here's a mound of phylacteries I took from liches I don't like. Eat them and do me next."
>>25307226If we do it, we should DEFINITELY ask permission first.
>>25307226As we are the first option. When we get stronger the second becomes more likely.
>>25307226It would probably depend on wether we ran it by him first. Abby is his niece (and potentially his heir?) so he has a pretty vested interest in her (and controlling her).
>>25307226Likely the former, due to the fact that SM likely won't let us grind xp like that lich removal procedure, ever.
>>25307257Servant doesn't control them. I wish SM would change the name already.
>>25307257And possibly us as well...
Damn it, I feel like we're going to end up Yi's lackey, just like we were going to end up Duke Vellik's lackey. We need to be our own shadow!
Rolled 74, 11, 2, 83, 45 = 215>>25307273we are only his lackey until we are erebus
>>25307265Dark Blessing would sound better.Or just Blessing if that has too much edge.>>25307273They can help us climb, and it's always good to have allies, even if they are tenuous.
>>25307226How many lichens do you think are left outside Fang's control? I'm guessing there might be a few in the empire and some serving under the vampire queen, but I don't think Fang has access to their phylacteries. You think he'd sacrifice tons of personally loyal mages just to give us a power boost?
"...isn't this convenient," Sandalphon says. He walks in front of the party, staring at Fang's bright, wide grin. "First, a sudden threat in Palthair, brought to our attention by Archon. And then, who jumps to volunteer to the defense? But the last I'd expect - Yi Fang himself. And as he walks from the bowels of the mines, he brings with him a cadre of new allies and alliances?" Sandalphon tilts his head. "What's your angle, Fang?""Don't have one," Fang says cheerily."Most High," Auriel says. "I...used...my Spirit...and I detect no sign of -""Then you are incorrect, vastly overpowered, or both!" Sandalphon shouts. "What am I missing here, exactly," he says more softly, gesturing to the air. "What do you get out of this?""As much as I'd love to hear your conspiracy theories," Fang says, "as you can see, I'm quite busy, because I do things with my time besides bask in my own paranoia on airships. If you'll excuse me, and my new -friends-, we've got some matters to attend to. You know, new alliances. Trade agreements. Running our countries. That sort of thing.""Do not test me, Fang," Sandalphon growls."Fine," Fang says. The mage folds his arms. "Do you have a single shred of proof to support your assertions? Or is Light no longer an arbiter of justice, but a true dictator ship that claims what it wants and damn the rest?""Your hypocrisy sickens me.""You're starting to annoy me," Fang says. "You wouldn't want to fight me, here, now."Sandalphon pauses. "...it's something small, isn't it. Something you're trying to sneak by, hidden inside this little parade, this little show.""I've enough," Fang says. "Palthair is secure. Our short-lived agreement is at an end. Provide evidence of your wild assertions, or get out of my way, Sandalphon."The angel's gaze sweeps the party, going over them one by one.------------------------------Roll 1d100
>>25307273Simmer down. We're still only scratching the surface of the midgame.
>>25307265Well, what would he call it?A Shadow angel?A Shaede?A person blessed with shadows?
>>25307289It would be hahalarious if we were actually Hyperion and this was all Erebus' last curse. Making Hyperion experience the hate for shadow that was his own making.
>>25307273It's clear that Vellik was the lesser of two evils though. For what he might have done if he found out Abby's heritage, I've got a feeling that Fang's going to be worse......like experementation with the humanization process worse...
>>25307273I thought we are helping the duke because he is a pretty cool guy and we agree with his policies
Rolled 26>>25307303Please don't notice us.
Rolled 98>>25307303oh god oh god oh god oh god
Rolled 7>>25307303Why OP?
Rolled 36>>25307303Come out on our own. Fuck hiding and having him blast us. We'll just explain that we are his servant.Rolling for the hell of it though...
>>25307332>>25307336>>25307337Now you see me, now you don't.
>>25307332nobody roll we good!
>>25307311Oh man that would be ironic.
>>25307332>>25307336Phew. ...We're gonna pay for these rolls later, aren't we?
>>25307355...You have to ask?
>>25307311>implying we're hyperion
>>25307332>Don't mind me, I'm just a wisp
>>25307385we custom build the wisp summon to summon wisps.Second want of summoning tree.
>>25307385It's two out of three clearing a DC, not highest of the first three, bub.
>>25307375>we're probably a shard of Erebus with the mindset of Hyperion because they exploded at the same time in the Annihilation EventHoly fuck, I just blew my own mind.
Can wisps even do anything?Could we custom build wisps that explode? Suicide bombing wisp swarms.
>>25307399Finally, the dream of MUSCLEWISP gets closer to becoming reality!
>>25307399I cant wait to see what we can get up to once we start unlocking the summoning path.
>Acquire Darkness Within>SHADOW SMASH
>>25307422With mountainous unbending will of strength, wisps can do anything.
>>25307399Yeahm I'm still amused that no ones pointed out that if we can summon and dominate moderately powerful demons, we can grind xp by eating them. Seriously, can't believe no one's proposed the "summon XP" plan.
>>25307414>making OUR wisp kill itself
>>25307443Someone did.SM said fuck off.
>>25307414they can we just never tell ours to do anything because we are so worried about MUH MANA
>>25307443That would be EXTREMELY out of character.
>>25307449We can just resummon them immediately.>Make mana pool>Shit swarms of jihad wisps
>>25307450Huh, missed that then. Ah well, so long as its been addressed already.
>>25307462No it wouldn't. It sounds like an awesome idea.
>>25307443It was specifically mentioned that we do not gain xp from grinding summons.
>>25307470B-but the pain.
"Sir Flint," Sandalphon says, "I cannot trust you with this...creature, that calls himself a man. I must insist that you return with me to Heavensgate. There, we can sort all this out. Perhaps get you a banner worth of a demonslayer.""...ah...well..."Fang nods slightly."...alright," Flint says."And Auriel...I expect a full and VERY detailed report on these events.""As you command, Most High.""Indeed." Sandalphon looks back to you.His gaze crosses over Abigail. You feel yourself tense as he steps closer. A tiny lick of Spirit magic runs down Fang's armor. Every single person in your group grows taut as a wire as Sandalphon looms over the young girl.>>25307323>>25307332>>25307336"...no," the angel says.Sandalphon turns and faces......you."This thing," Sandalphon says. "I sense no connection between it and you. What is it?""My spells are none of your damn business.""My business." Sandalphon raises his head. "My business?" He turns toward Fang. "NOT MY BUSINESS?! THE WORLD, AND EVERYTHING IN IT, IS MY BUSINESS! YOU WILL INFORM ME AS TO THE NATURE OF THIS SHADOW CREATURE, OR I WILL BRING THE FULL MIGHT OF THE EMPIRE DOWN ON ARCHON. NOT IN A YEAR, NOT IN A MONTH, BUT TOMORROW, AND YOUR PUNY LITTLE SCHOOL FOR MAGICAL HERESY WILL BE NOTHING BUT ASHES AND RUMORS OF WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU ANGER THE LIGHT!!""...it's an experimental summon," Fang says quietly. "Designed to act autonomously, and draw mana from its surroundings. I made it myself.""I don't believe you," Sandalphon says."And?" Fang asks."And Michael will determine whether what you just told me was a lie," Sandalphon says, "and on that basis, this day will be judged in its entirety."Fang and Sandalphon stare at each other.>con't
>>25307462Would it? We decided with Xella to stop thinking of demons as people, so while you are right, I don't think it would take much of a shift for shadow to be fine with it. That said, SM already put the kibosh on the plan, so this discussion is of no consequence.
>>25307480Well, of course you would think that, 'xis... jeez, didn't Magnock ever bring you to a restaurant or anything?
>>25307511>We're on an airship>There's s tasty tasty dinamo somewhere on hereQuickly, we need to locate it and be ready to blink up and munch it.
>>25307511I don't suppose we could team up on this fucker with Yi-Fang and Adavan, and just kill him and his two lackeys?Then destroy their precious airship. It's used its teleporter just a few minutes ago and won't be able to get away.
>>25307511I don't like this angel. can we eat him?
>>25307511Let's get the upper hand, and say that he merely bound us to himself.Fuck being his servant.
>>25307511Sandalphon is a dickbutt.
Fang's gaze doesn't move, but you hear his voice in your head. Through your telepathy, you both communicate rapidly, as fast as you can think. <...Shadow. He doesn't suspect Abigail. But I cannot think of a means to spare you.>You feel tense enough to snap. <...should I run?><If you run now, it will be seen as my command.><Then what can we do?><I have no idea,> Fang says. <If you go with them...there is nothing about you to put what I said as a lie. Abigail would be beyond suspicion. Safe. But...you will not have a pleasant time. If you try to escape...Sandalphon might attack, and in that case, I can guarantee no one's safety.>What do you do?>I have no choice.>Time to run.>some other strategy>ask him a quick question (you have time for two questions)
Now I kind of want to meet an angel who doesn't have a stick up his/her ass.
>>25307552>and be ready to blink upYou can only blink places you can see. You cannot blink through solid walls.
>>25307576>Find dynamo>Eat dynamo
>>25307576Stand up and be honest. That's how we've always run Shadow as. BALLSY AS A MOTHERFUCKER!
>>25307559Only if Fang can cripple him first and we don't mind losing Auri as a party member. And we're ready to kick off the second elemental war (having not first freed the Earth and Spirit Lords from there respective bondages). How boned do you want us to be in that fight?
>>25307576>some other strategyNegotiate with Sandalass
>>25307594By "be ready" I meant snake a tendril over to a good blinking position.
>>25307579We're slowly removing the one from Auriel's, if that counts.
>>25307603>Negotiate with SandalassYou'll need to specify that in a little more detail.
>>25307576See >>25307556Let's see if Yi-Fang would be willing to settle this right here and now.
>>25307576Activate supersonic and scream "EREBUS RISES!" before jetting away at mach 4.
>>25307594Blink to the door and run like a motherfucker. We should have gotten Fast Blink.And Sandalass will probably cast a stun/freeze spell on us.
>>25307621>OH GOD PLEASE DONT IKILL ME OR TAKE ME AWAY, PPPPPLLLLLEEEEAASSSEEE
>>25307594Which is why I kept asking to buy farther into the blink tree, but no one else seemed to think teleport could be an unlock able ability later down the road...
>>25307576we should play along I think. sandles seems like a big enough dick to kill everyone here if we dont.
>>25307599Agreed. Claim we just woke up and that we have information on something affecting demons, going by the name of Legion.
>>25307599>facing what might be the strongest NPC introduced thus far>let's be ballsyYou guys are totally insane.
>>25307603>negotiating with an ultrapaldinangellightasshole
SHITSHITSHIIIIIIIIIITWhy can't we go back to fighting ghouls?!
>>25307627I don't know why this made me giggle so much
>>25307650It works for Cap every now and then. But then again he is captain American.
>>25307627>>25307599If we do that it fucks fangs story and then everyones fucked
>>25307667Because is funnies
Do you think we could convince him we're secretly hyperion, and that if he lets us go we'll make him even stronger?
>>25307650...this IS /tg/, SM.Still, let's introduce ourself at least. Couldn't hurt negotiations TOO badly...
>>25307576>>25307576HEY LETS TRY TO CONVINCE SANDALPHON EVERYBODYi know, i know, i sound fucking crazy.But i think the right impressons -no language could do itSomething likeTruthYi fangModifiedPain Play up the barely sentient, summoned experiment bit as best we can
>>25307680Because its garnered to get the rest of the party killed and is still pretty suicidal regardless.
Rolled 68>>25307576ok i think i might have an idea.say out loud as we take wing <it was to much to hope no one would question the modifications i made. i can always try again>and then get the fuck out of dodge. >im trying to give fang a way out. that we were able to modify their memories to go with that statement. can someone please come up with a better plan than this
>>25307576Give sandals a piece of our mind.Take a piece of his.
>>25307686>introduce ourselfHello, ladies and gentleman, my name, as you may know, is Erebus.
>>25307682seeing as hes probably seen hyperion probably not
>>25307576>no choiceWhat is there to do?We can't run without incriminating the others, we can't fight, this guy is Fang's equal or superior.We have no choice but to agree to examination.It may result in losing our sword shards and true darkness, but there is no other option that doesn't end up with us or our friends dead.>>25307650Correction, a few people are totally insane, the rest of us are panicking trying to think of something to do.Can we ask Fang if we can hand off our pouch with the shards to him inconspicuously? Those are the only thing I think would be suspicious if they investigate us, even the True darkness would just look like a power core of some sort.
>>25307706>secretlyCome on anon, reading comprehension.
>>25307576Sandalass had all the chance in the world to end this without conflict. Everyone could have gone their separate ways in peace. But no, he's got to be an asshole about it. He is no friend of justice.I say we telepathically ask Yi-Fang if he'd like to go angel hunting today.
>>25307576We must concede. We can't win this fight.
>>25307694Jesus H Christ the only person here talking sense
>>25307686That could work. <Hello, my name is Shadow. As the Archmage has said, I am an autonomous being of shadow, however I do follow his commands.>
>>25307597Agreed. Deep focus to find the dynamo. We gotta eat it.
could we put on a show?fight against Yi-Fang's 'control' and 'go rogue'?call it 'self preservation'... we can either stage a blitz assault on their air-ship, eat the core, upgrade & run, OR just supersonic back into the bowels of Tarun Gakth, retreat to the shadow mana pool, abuse the shit out of infinite mana to best whatever forces were directly following us, then head to the capital of Archon to meet up with our forces...
>>25307704...no, not with that name. But still, we should have one or two of our friends try to vouch for us.
>>25307694Y'know what? Might as well. This is better than all the other stuff.And if it fails, we go for the dynamo.
>>25307743This could work. Tell Yi Fang <play along>, attack him and then bitch out with supersonic
>SM is trying to feed us XP and you guys are ignoring it.CONSUME THEM
>>25307737THIS IS WHAT I MEANT. NOT RUN AWAY, NOT FIGHT, BUT BE NICE AND PLESANT TO MURDER MCSHADOWDEATH, SO HE WILL HAVE LESS OF A REASON TO KILL US.
Rolled 17>>25307700i am trying to imply in such a way that he can pick up on it, that we are a shadow elemental that used spirit powers to modify his memories. so he didnt notice that we wernt what he thought we were. maybe blasting rage as strong as possible, and looking like legion
>>25307723I understood what you said but how the hell would Hyperion even disguise himself as a shadow? isint he made of light anyway?
Fuck it, let's try to bluff our way out.
>>25307694This is, so far, the only sane(-ish) plan. Maybe radiate terror at the painful light guy.
>>25307783You best pray the angelest angel of them all isn't even a hundredth as smite-happy as Raziel was.
>>25307576Let's either concede to an inspection or just try an diplomacy Sandalphon.
>>25307694 I think like this
This.>>25307694Then this if it fails.>>25307743
>>25307743That's a good recipe for getting flattened by both of them. It would give him an excuse and an out.Again, lets try to pass off our sword shards to Fang and be inspected, We can pass as a golem of sorts, and they -might- not destroy his "work" on a hunch.>>25307782Are you out of your fucking mind.Strong but takeable minions in combat are easy EXP.An NPC described as "The strongest met so far" IS NOT.>>25307803He isn't, or we would all be dead by now.
>>25307782SM told us hes the strongest guy we met yet and were mad for considering acting ballsy never mind trying to eat him
Rolled 41>>25307797the problem with any plan that ends up with us going with them is we loose everything in our belt at least
>>25307803I know. OH LORDY, do I know...
>>25307817sounds like a not-suicial plan.This is where we fail our rolls I bet.
>>25307835AND THEN WE GET TO EAT THEM!!!!!
>>25307832We have flint take our belt, saying it was his in the first place.
>>25307782I hope SM's learned the /tg/ tends to ignore xp handed to it on a silver platter. Hell just look at the Hollow Quest Redux suicide by powerful antagonist.
>>25307828There IS one of the greatest dynamos in that airship. I wonder what happens if we eat it and go the "unleash all the power right now" route. I if we could be more than a raincloud this time.
--------------------Waiting while ideas are tossed around.You've reached a pretty nasty corner, take your time.
I think most of the options have been hashed out. Voting time, SM?
>>25307817As far as ideas go, this is probably the best idea.Granted, it's still pretty terrible, but we don't really have a choice.
>>25307847This but hand it to fang since we are pretending to be his
>>25307843Alright, how do you block posters?
>>25307694Do this. Then when we roll shit we can go eat the dynamo.
>>25307863Its obvious we should go with them and just use nightblaze to escape and leave evidence that we killed his shadow and impersonated it.
>>25307853/tg/ also seems to think that they can take every single bad dude that they find as well
>>25307694Agreed. We'll fall back on a normal introduction when he is far, far the fuck away from us.
>>25307694This is our best option.
>>25307908We could blame it on the shadow we ate? Or Smantha's, in which case we should probably nab her on the way out.
>>25307716>Can we ask Fang if we can hand off our pouch with the shards to him inconspicuously?The pouch you could probably get away with, but the shards are within you...it would be like handing over someone your hand. They aren't an item you carry.--------------------------------Alright, this is what I have as voting options so far: This isn't calling for a vote, just trying to collect the ideas together.>You cannot win this fight, and you are unwilling to endanger your friends. Hand Fang your satchel and concede to capture.>try to play up yourself as a modified experiment (for what purpose? someone elaborate on this, it sounds like you're just conceding in a fancy way)
>>25307972>try to play up yourself as a modified experiment (for what purpose? someone elaborate on this, it sounds like you're just conceding in a fancy way)To convince them that we are indeed just a magical experiment, and it's probably a waste of time and resources to take us with them.
>>25307972concede and give up plswe can meet with the dark lady pls while we are in lightworld pls
>>25307972>You cannot win this fight, and you are unwilling to endanger your friends. Hand Fang your satchel and concede to capture.Now I'm really wishing we had gotten compress and the other sneaky stuff. We're going to need them in angel-town if we have to flee.
>>25308000Fuck you pls that's a terrible idea
>>25307972even if it isnt a vote the first one seems like the least risky
>>25307986>To convince them that we are indeed just a magical experiment, and it's probably a waste of time and resources to take us with them.Well...I guess it's a possibility.
All I wanted was to give Abby a big hug. Now we're going to the murderhobo's torture dungeon.
>>25307972Basically, play up Shadow as Igor, a whipped and beaten lab assistant...
>>25308000pls use your own name pls
>>25308015sorry pls forgive me pls ;_;
>A couple people bitch about Scholomance>So SM sends us to the light city for torture and assrapeI don't know who I'm madder at.
>>25308000...ALL OF MY NO.WE ARE GOING TO BECOME ENSLAVED BY THAT ROUTE.
>>25308053they can fucking try and if they do THEN we bust out and supersonic the hell out of there
>>25307972Both kinda? Do not let on that we are overly intelligent. If he seeks to communicate with us just use very simple projections. Do not fight with him.
>>25308053Unfortunately it seems the other way we have right now can be also taken as conceeding.
This whole situation is just not fun.I'll be off doing something else until this get's resolved or we get killed.
>>25308037>implying pls would be alpha enough to ask someone to stop using their name-0/10 faggot
>>25307972best done in a broken voice;"Light wants Shade? Shade predicts certainty of corruption from light. Proceeding is liable to result in critical failure of containment. Source materials liable to overwhelm form. Your Orders Lord?"that way, we can justify freaking out on the ship...Though I still think ruining their last Airship during our escape should we attempt it is in our direct interests...
>>25308000I think we want to meet her without being shackled, chained and probably turned into a weapon pointed at our former allies.
>>25308080So, this is how we die. Good to know.
>>25308049>implying you won't get to the Scholomance eventuallyCome on now.Burn this pain for fuel on your journey.------------------------------------------------------Alrighty, we've spiraled down into two major paths.Vote 1:>concede; it's too damn riskyVote 2:>exercise your acting skills and play Igor to throw them off
>>25308108Well if we do die that way then at least abby and everyone else in the room with us right now as well
>>253081202. Oh lord, 2...
>>25308108If you make the wrong move right now, it's a very real possibility.
>>25308120vote 2. >exercise your acting skills and play Igor to throw them offfuckit at least we have a chance of pulling it off. as small as it is.
>>25308120Vote 2:>exercise your acting skills and play Igor to throw them off
>>25308120>concede; it's too damn riskyPretty much, yeah.I vote for 1
Rolled 27>>253081201. the second wont work how we want it to and i dont want them to think we are any smarter than we are.
>>25308021>>25308021>>25307972>>25307972Just a possibility?The whole reason michael was even going to do any mind scans was to decide wether or not he was lying when he said we were precisely that.A semi autonomous blob of shadow summon.If we can play it well enough, cower like a good dog, and express enough fear and stupidity to convince him no truth scan is needed, we can bust this soda pop stand and get on with our lives
>>253081201 we cant act for shit anyway
>>25308120acting pls because everyone hates me for suggesting otherwise pls so vote#2 pls
>>25308120Once again, dem choices.I'm pretty damn sure the acting is gonna be a DC minimum of 2/3rd past 80.
>>253081202, with a side order of cowering and whimpering...
>>25308120>Vote 1:>concede; it's too damn riskyWe've probably run through our lot of good rolls, anyway.
>>253081202 I guess, really not a fan of either though.
>>25308133You do realize that this is basically minesweeper, right?We know fuck all about Sandlewood other than "hurr angel smite darkness".I mean, if you want to run glorified minesweeper quest, that's your business. But... dude...
>>253081202, we can always concede if he's not fooled.
>>253081202. Apply igor.
>>253081202.I mean, on the 10% chance it works, great!On the 90% chance it doesn't, we're in exactly the same position we would be anyways : enslave on sight.
>>25308120Im gonna say one because I really dont want to roll for acting on tg dice
>>25308120going to have to say>1
>>25307972Well, if they have become part of us, it would be easier for them to look like just a piece of "our experimental core.Honestly, just conceding seems like the only thing left now.We may survive, or not.But this wouldn't be a terrible place to die.Sure, we haven't met any of our grandiose goals, but our companions are safe.Flint and Auriel are with the angels, where they may end up changing things over time. Abby is with her uncle, and probably safer than anywhere else. Adavan and Steward will escape without suspicion. Obis has asylum, Joey can return to normal life.It isn't a terribly good end for the story, but it is an end. >>25308120We might as well try 2, and if they are unconvinced, they we go for investigation anyway. Also, tell Fang what we are doing beforehand.
>>25308174Well the hints are pretty clear that he doesn't like being lied to or even to have implied lies throw at him and Yi Fang already said he was extremely paranoid so it's not like there aren't an abundant amount of character clues being given to us.
>>25308174I really want to assuage your concerns, but I can't give anything away. Sorry. Bite through the pain.
>>253081201 for the love of god and crystal dragon Jesus 1
I think the last time we had a CR appropriate encounter was 3 or 4 threads ago.
>>25308229>I admit you're right but I don't want to
>>25308212Stop that. It is obvious.
>>25308120voting 2. the Angels will kill us either way. They do not honor their word while they still have their wings!
>>25308120Any chance I could propose taking the form of a shadow hound, grovelling at Fang's feet and whining pitifully as he tries to send us away?
>>25308209cutting off votes
>>253081201 if we die then at least everyone else gets away
>>25308229That was incredibly unconvincing.
>>25308252Oh cock I hope we dont loose by one
You should really make it so that votes only count if the post is ONLY the link to your post with options and a single number.Nothing else.=====================================>>(post number)#=====================================That should be it. Punctuation after it or extraneous words invalidate it.
>>253081492What harm comes of trying two? If he sees through it, well we were already trying to hide from him. It wont change anything
10-ish 1s18-ish 2s
>>25308252What's it look like, Shadow?
>>25308299Nah, don't be a cunt. Only linked post I can agree with, and only votes that include a number I can agree with, but the rest of that is too restrictive.
>>25308299No. Mandating extra writing would cut down on samefagging, so I'd support requiring a sentence or two with your vote.
>>25308240Now you're just trying to bait me for hints.--------------------------------Concede: 10Acting: 18--------------------------------Roll 1d100
>>25308300well it means sandles goes apeshit and kills everyone in the room if he finds out
Rolled 1>>25308335DONT WORRY IM HERE TO SAVE THE DAY
Rolled 84>>25308335Good bye shadow, we barely knew you...
Rolled 83>>25308335>inb4 3 100
Rolled 69>>25308335I feel squaky.
>>25308355Thank the fucking universe! It's d1 dude!
Rolled 70>>25308355That better be a 1d1
>>25308355For a moment there, I had a flash of pure terror.Nice timing!
Rolled 68>>25308335rolling a second time for no paticular reason
>>25308355FUCK YOU FUCK YOU FUCK YOU RAGEQUIT!...(comes back)Seriously, fuck you.
>>25308345>>25308356That's not bad at all. Let's hope it is enough.
>>25308324>>25308333>>25308334>I'm going to samefag and you can't do anything about it!
>>25308370>Being this dumb
Rolled 70>>25308335Oh man this fucking plan better work
Rolled 92, 88, 86, 96, 8 = 370>>25308381those 1d1s should add a bonus to our rolls
>>25308392You're joking, right?
>>25308381Seriously, start with him, it'll lull the rest of us into a false sense of security that you're still sane and reasonable.
>>25308392>Oh no, people don't agree with a terrible idea that I agree with! Better call them samefags!
Rolled 43, 51, 51, 36, 13 = 194>>25308416Really?its a d1
>>25308356Holy crap I didn't roll a nat1!>>25308355Doesn't count, sucker!
>>25308407I wasn't accusing those 3 posts of being the same person, I was accusing them of all wanting to be able to samefag votes.It's really fucking obvious that people are doing it. Why else would they add semicolons and shit after their vote numbers?
>>25308416It's just 1d1 guy. We're ok......thank god for that...
>>25308392I'm sorry, I can't hear you over the sound of how wrong you are.
>>25308416Ahaha, you can try to hide your shame, but we all know what happened.It's an anonymous board. Why would be ashamed enough to delete your post?
>>25308435Oh, well you should probably state that point without greentext next time. Otherwise your meaning is lost. That makes a lot more sense though, hadn't considered that.
>>25308452Actually, I'm kinda curious about the spoiled text question myself.
>>25308335<...I'll try to play the role,> you tell Fang.You crawl away from the angel, rolling over yourself, new feeble limbs forming and unforming. You send out strange, random impressions to the room, images of Fang, feelings of pain, a broken, ripped up summoning circle. You huddle at Fang's feet and pool down into Ink. <Master...> you say. <...must go...?>"Get that thing over here, now," Sandalphon orders."Can't you see it's in pain?" Fang says. "It's not meant to last this long.""Then dismiss it and be done with it.""I need a carved symbol back in Archon for that," Fang says."...order it over here.""It - ""NOW.""Shadow. Do as the angel says."<But...>"Do it," Fang says And this time, he's not playing a role. He's asking you to give it up.What do you do?>walk over to Sandalphon. You gave it your best shot.>I'll die before I'm caged like an animal. Make a break for it.>some other strategy
>>25308509Make a break for the dynamo and have nightblaze on standby to zap anything they throw at us.
>>25308509>I'll die before I'm caged like an animal. Make a break for it.I mean, seriously. Fuck that.<Tell them the nature of the summoning was fickle and I broke your control.>
Rolled 79>walk over to Sandalphon. You gave it your best shot.
>>25308509>walk over to Sandalphon. You gave it your best shot.Can't endanger our friends.
>>25308509>I'll die before I'm caged like an animal. Make a break for it.I'm sorry, but this has to be my vote.
>>25308509Walk over. Tis the end, one way or another.
>>25308509>>I'll die before I'm caged like an animal. Make a break for it.
>>25308509>I'll die before I'm caged like an animal. Make a break for it.
>>25308539>>25308509>walk over to Sandalphon.We wouldn't sacrifice our friends for ourself
>>25308509>walk over to Sandalphon. You gave it your best shot.Can't put Abby at risk.
Rolled 62>>25308509walk the hell over. We fucked up. were just lucky he hasnt already wrecked our shit
>>25308509>walk over to Sandalphon. You gave it your best shot.We might survive, or not.
well if we go we might get to see our friend the shadow mage.
I don't even care anymore.It's obvious that SM just wants to end this now
Rolled 58>>25308509>I'll die before I'm caged like an animal. Make a break for it.and probably blasting fear the whole time or something. >im having a hard time making this decision. either we die trying to run away. someone else might die. or we get put into a cage
>>25308509>walk over to Sandalphon. You gave it your best shot.We can't risk everyone now.
>>25308509>walk over to Sandalphon.
>>25308509Walk over, we wait until Abby's not going to be collateral damage. Then we take him out.
>>25308509Holy hell this is frustratingWhen we get the chance to kill this one, Lets make it hurt.>>walk over and give it a shot
>>25308509WAIT. CANCEL >>25308573DIPLOMACY POWERS, ACTIVATE!LAST CHANCE ANYHOW. Why not?
>>25308509>walk over to Sandalphon. You gave it your best shot."Egh, fine."
>>25308589Ok, I tried to convince myself that I wouldn't rage over waifus tonight. But you knob gobblers that are all "WE GOTS DA SEE SHADOW MAGE GURL" are starting to wear away at that.
>>25308509>walk over to Sandalphon. You gave it your best shot.Were even deeper into the lie if we try something now all our friends are fucking dead
I trust that you have some sort of plan for this, SM, but I can't say I'm happy about this. I mean you've left us with no real viable options except one. Some serious railroading.>>25308509>walk over to Sandalphon. You gave it your best shot.
>>25308591>I don't even care anymore.>It's obvious that SM just wants to end this nowThis quest hasn't even begun.
>>25308591Maybe, but I'd he wants out could could always just stop running this. Let's see where this is going.
DAILY FUCKING REMINDER
>>25308592We could always super sonic our way out. Maybe not get hit. Lot's of things can go wrong with that, or.. would going with him be worse? Who knows.
>>25308608you are an idiot
>>25308608Dude, it's only be said fucking once. Grow a thicker skin.
>>25308509Walk.We gave it all we had. Our story is closed now.is your next quest going to be in the same world SM?
>>25308628pls said it earlier and a couple others said it.That's not once.
>>25308574you see the greentext at the bottom of the screen? Those are called options. They impact the way the story goes. Just because you liked an idea doesn't mean it's going to work, and when it fails that doesn't mean there is railroading, it just means it failed. Stop being a little bitch.
>>25308637Read his email fieldYou got rused.
>>25308608If I was forced to choose between killing you and killing Karl Marx before he wrote his manifesto, I'd choose you.
>>25308631>>25308591Guys, try to be a bit more meta here. SM enjoys this quest, presumably, and so would not kill the main character in a situation such as this. He might kill us in a fight, but in this somewhat arbitrary, anti-climactic fashion.
>>25308637You've been rused by an honest man.The email field.
You take a slow, long step toward the angel, drawing out the moment. <...what if you tell them I broke your control when I break for it?>You feel Fang tense up behind you. <Shadow...do you want Abigail to live, or not? Give up. It will take time...but I won't let you rot in there forever.>You take another step toward the angel.---------------------------------------->>25308614>I mean you've left us with no real viable options except one>give crevice escape route earlier up the tunnel>everyone skips along toward the powerful light mageI tried, anon, I really did.>implying you don't have another route I've been subtly hinting at for threads upon threadsIt's all I can give you, my questers. You have two choices: find the way out, or become a captive.
>>25308509Let's walk over. Might as well see if our friends stand up for us...
>>25308509>walk over to Sandalphon. You gave it your best shot.Haha! It's time for excruciating pain!
>>25308654USE AAAALL THE SHARDS OF TRUE DARKNESS! USE THEM ALL! CONSUME THEM I DON'T FUCKIN' KNOW!
>>25308654you gotta bold things like that. /tg/ as a group is kinda blind.
>>25308654>>give crevice escape route earlier up the tunnel>>everyone skips along toward the powerful light mageYou're full of shit.What would have put us at odds with Yi, who would have told Sandles all about the big bad shadow running amock as revenge for taking Abby.
>>25308654Look up at Sandalphon."May I have your word that you won't kill me if I submit?"
>>25308654SM, you listed the option as "Slip away and take abagail with you"We assumed that meant attempting to steal Abby away from Fang, which would have been a terrible idea.Well, nothing left to do but die. Submit.
>>25308654>give crevice escape route earlier up the tunnel>everyone skips along toward the powerful light mage>Implying an option that necessitates we abandon everyone except Abby is a valid option.
Broadcast from the loneliness shadow shard, say something pathetic
>>25308618>This quest hasn't even begun.You have more faith in the survival of the MC than I, OP. that's probably a good thing though.
>>25308654see fang fucking agrees well all get fucked if we try something and I dont know about you guys but I reckon shadow would definitely sacrifice himself to keep abby safe
>>25308670We do have that shard of hunger. Maybe that would enhance our CONSUME ability enough to CONSUME an angel?
>>25308654>implying you don't have another route I've been subtly hinting at for threads upon threadsEh, with the way quest threads are spaced out, I at least can't remember every little detail. It always surprises me when someone brings up one of those little hints from long-past threads.
>>25308684>What would have put us at odds with Yi, who would have told Sandles all about the big bad shadow running amock as revenge for taking Abby.My whole thinking for that route was that Fang would jump at the opportunity to get Abigail out without having to pass by Sandalphon - who pretty much read the fact that you were all a show to get her by.You good roll earlier ensured that Sandalphon focused upon you, rather than her, which actually had a very high DC.
>>25308712Huh, tapping the hunger shard isn't a terrible idea, but with the way Darkxis acted we might end up consuming someone we didn't mean to.
>>25308724ah when that option came about I too thought running with abigail might set Fang off on us.
>>25308724Oh, I assumed that option meant we ran up the crack with Abby and NOPE'd the fuck away. Thus earning the ire of Fang.
>>25308724Fair nuff. Well, slip n' slide on over to Sandalphon.Keep up the wounded and stupid act though, no reason to keep them waiting.Maybe in the last 700 years they've gotten rusty at detecting bullshit from a shadow elemental?
>>25308724We tended to be thinking that Fang was going to be incredibly protective of her and not let her out of his sight, given that he had just kicked down the door with an army to get to her.Also, he told us to shut up and stay with him.
>>25308735>>25308701>>25308698I see. That's unfortunate, but it is what it is.
>>25308724There wasn't any room for discussing it with Fang in the way it was worded. It was like, a running away option, without a word.
>>25308724Can we have a roll to see if we can have our friends try to defend Shadow in some kind of inspiring way, at least SM? I don't want to be following douches orders forever...
>>25308724The way you presented it dod not sound like that at all. It sounded like snatch Abby, incur wrath of Fang, abandon party to die.
>>25308724Well, it's good to know that you have retard logic.
>>25308712seeing as hes the most powerful guy we met yet and the hunger shard didn't stop us killing Darkxis I doubt it
>>25308762That's a copout...
>>25308724>>25308724Afraid i read it as "try to rub from the ridiculously powerful spirit godling with his niece in tow while swimming in a sea of angels"Think everyone else did too. Wish we hadnt.
>>25308654In our most broken voice <Master...New Master?> make it clear we see this as a rejection of us, and that our service is passing to another.
>>25308762sad to say we cannot read your intentions unless you state it outright. As we do have observe wouldn't it stand to reason Shadow might add on to the thought of Fangs motivations?
I don't think I've been this mad at a QM since HPQuest.
>>25308808We don't have nearly enough humanity or temerity for that...
>>25308724Wouldn't the angels that were literally in the next room have sensed the presence of a Shadow slipping out of the mine?
>>25308770>>25308776>>25308787>>25308795Look its too late to bitch about it now can we go back to trying not to get ourselves and our friends killed?
>>25308776>>25308770Sorry. The good thing about greentext options is that they help keeps things more coherent, but if I slip up and communicate a little too poorly it can also limit thinking.>>25308771Oh, don't worry.----------------------------------------Alright, no one's even come close to hitting upon it...maybe I didn't make it obvious enough.Well.Vote 1:>No more games. Today, you have lost.Vote 2:>Run. Nightblaze if they try anything.
>>25308807This has a slim chance of working, but it's better than the other options.
we're pretty much stuck
I doubt he's gonna retcon something like that.Could we be all submissive and act like a dumb summon, then stab him in the neck when he's unguarded?
>>25308824care to share your reason with the class?
>>25308837Fuck it lets go with him
>>253088372Blink, run, Nightblaze if they follow.
>>25308837FUCKING 2 FUCK YOU SM
>>25308837If you are suggesting that we try to run, then you aren't doing very well, every hint has been that it will get everyone killed.Vote 1. We lost.
>>253088371I trust Auriel.
>>25308837I literally finished reading the archives two days ago and I have no idea what kind of hidden power we might have besides the shards of darkness.Anyway, Vote 1
>>25308876>If you are suggesting that we try to run, then you aren't doing very well, every hint has been that it will get everyone killed.Well at least I made that clear enough.
>>25308837>Alright, no one's even come close to hitting upon it...maybe I didn't make it obvious enough.Nope, again /tg/ is blind and deaf to subtlety. Gotta be blunt.Vote 1
>>253088372."we have lost" isn't a good thing to ever choose in a game.
>>253088372>>25308876Silly anon, don't you know that SMs hints are the opposite of what you think?
>>25308837No more games. Today, you have lost.nothing else to try that wont get our friends murdered
>>25308837>>25308837No more gamesFack it.
>>253088371, but only if our friends try to defend our actions.
>>253088371 - I guess we're failing at lateral thinking this problem, but I've got no real idea where to start. Unless we could put ourself under Flint or Auriel's protection or something.
>>25308837>No more games. Today, you have lost.
>>253088371. Were done.>>25308895>>25308884He just flat out said it, running will get everyone killed.
>>25308837...Mention legion, and the corruption of the demons?
>>25308837Wait. Can we surrender directly to Auriel? Cuz I think we should fucking try it right goddamn now!
>>253088372>>25308917>>25308919Nah, he's just trying to hint that everything will be fine if we run away. No way it could go badly
>>25308837>No more games. it was fun while it lasted
>>25308920The samefaggotry is off the charts!
Rolled 37>>25308837Vote 1and maybe a message to auriel<i did once say i would sacrifice myself if it was needed to save a little girl>
>>25308837>Alright, no one's even come close to hitting upon it...maybe I didn't make it obvious enough.You know those DM's that make really simple puzzles but get frustrated when the players don't see answers? It's more of a complete difference in perspective on how something is read, seen, or dealt with. These things take time.Voting 1.
>>25308837SUBMIT OURSELF TO FLINT AS A KNIGHT OF HIS ORDER!
>>253088371. We can survive imprisonment, guys.
>>25308884>>25308884Pls stop trying to get us killed run voters
>>253088371 before we get everyone and ourselves dead
>>25308837Vote 1. It's the only viable option now.
>>25308837>Vote 1:>>No more games. Today, you have lost.The jig is up. Though, a thought, did Adavan never finish the preparations for the teleport spell?
>>25308837Vote 1. everythings done.
>>253088371..... Would it be possible to leave a tiny fragment of shadow on Abby, so that after we have got a 'safe' distance from the angels, that we move our mass to Abby's side, then Yi-Fang mass teleports us....
>>25308929>>25308945THESE. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, EATHER OF THESE!
>>25308837Do we really want to risk a getaway staring at a Light God?1. Surrender now!
>>25308968Guys, how about this?
>>253088371.We brought ourselves here, over 31 threads.Story ends now.
>>25308963we dont really want to attract any attention to abby do we?
Cutting off votes.Sorry about the slight delay, my internet cut off.Someone want to double check the count
>>25308929This isn't a bad idea. We could say that as a being of Shadow, we'd naturally avoid such a powerful source of light, such as The Highest. Though it will probably make Auriel look bad.
>>25308968AGREED. NOW, GET ON IT!
>>25308958>>25308971>>25308980Snapple you're just proving our point...
>>25308985Make sure to leave out the samefag 2 guy.
honestly that samefagging is gonna get us killed
>>25308929Well, she is an angel, technically.Sounds good 1 wins.
>>25308999I was voting for 1.
26-ish 1s13-ish 2sBy the way, if we don't have 39 votes in the archive we might need to start thinking about samefag prevention techniques.
>>25309009DO IT DO IT DO IT!(Surrenders to Auriel and Flint)
>>25308987we are pretending to be pretty dumb arent we? I dont think we would act like that
>>25309009Was it the book and pen that makes the writer tell their thoughts?
Submit: 26Flee: 14The vote is in.Writing.
>>25309009Oh shit. Auri's a spirit mage and fallen angel. When she gets home they're going to rip her soul out!
>>25309009Technically, he is correct. The best kind of correct.Surrender to Auriel. Or Flint.
>>25309031does it matter if I don't use the archives?
>>25309050inb4 Abigail goes "NO! YOU WON'T TAKE MR. SHADOW!"
>>25309031Seconded, though you just guaranteed multi-voting...
>>25309048>Was it the book and pen that makes the writer tell their thoughts?Not quite, but you gave it a good honest try on that one. Sandalphon would have suspected it because Fang was the one who made that enchantment.
Rolled 6Woo! Just saw this. Before I start catching up I just want to remind you guys, we should REALLY talk to our shards. Especially the isolation shard.
>>25309087We'll do that right after we get tortured and potentially killed.
Rolled 8>>25309087wow he is not going ot like what happens now
>>25309087How do we talk to our shards? I mean we can we? When did that happen?
>>25309099We have the journey to the Ring City to absorb them, which is what we should do.
Wonder what would happen if we had presented ourself as the one to take command of Shadow in the way that Yi is the ruler of Spirit and Sandles heads up Light.
>>25309087...not anymore. it's now, " Unwilling Angel Slave Quest"...
>>25309074Alright, now I'm going to be scanning every single story post in the archives with eagle eyes. If there are any multiple hints that are even semi-related to each other, they will be found. Unfortunately not by the end of this thread.
>>25309127we would get murdered so hard SM would probably die
>>25309127Flash of light followed by game over.
At the last moment, you remember something - your belt. You detach it, and drop it. Fang moves to pick it up - not too fast, not too slow. Just the right speed to make you into a pack animal.You catch his eyes. He nods to you.You step up before the angel.Auriel.<...the master said I must submit to the angel,> you say aloud.Auriel looks totally flabbergasted. But from his position in the back of the party, you can see Flint hide a smile.Sandalphon sighs. He casts out his hand.Glowing lines of white-hot Light bloom around you. They quickly expand into a cage, connecting from top to bottom in an even square. It hurts just to touch the bars. You try to hold yourself on your feet, but you can't even pass through the spaces between the light. You dance on the bottom of the cage, trying not to touch it for too long with any one limb.Sandalphon chuckles. "Now that is entertainment."You feel a burning hatred for the angel.Abigail's eyes are filled with tears. She bites her lower lip.What do you do?>comfort her. It's the only thing you can do...>something else--------------->last gas station for 200 miles
>>25309151Ask for that Angel who got mauled by that Demon lord.
>>25308837>Alright, no one's even come close to hitting upon it...maybe I didn't make it obvious enough.Showing him the Sun-Moon key?
>>25309157Ehh. They are warring with the Black Lady. Maybe they'd prefer a comparatively weak blob of shadow.Installing dictators that agree with your policy and all that.
>>25309170Comfort her. Say goodbye.
>>25309170NIGHTBLAZE. BLINK TO DOOR. RUN.
>>25306484show up hours late for SQ>Do It For Her
>>25309170>comfort her. It's the only thing you can do...Suffering: The Quest
>>25309170>comfort her. It's the only thing you can do...It's okay, Abigail. We'll be fine.
>>25309170Im going to say comfort abby but could we try to hover with our wings as we do it or something?
>>25309170Oh fuck.What's gonna happen if she gets real upset?
>>25309170Listen man, we're not going to get whatever you're hinting at. Either you communicated it poorly or we're as thick as a rock.
>>25309170EXPEND ALL XP FOR NIGHTBLAZE. ALL XP. FOR NIGHTBLAZE.
>>25309170>>comfort her. It's the only thing you can do...Obviously not a dumb igor shadow. Sandles becomes suspicious>>something elseAbby cries out. Obviously more than a dumb igor shadow, at least to her.
>>25309223ANON REPEATS, EXPEND 0 XP FOR NIGHTBLAZE
>>25309170Begin focusing our mind for the journey and meditate on the shards.This is not the end.
>>25309189yeah but we really dont agree with their policy. At all
>>25309223You mean mana. On Nightblaze, I completely agree.
>>25309223We have 0 XP.
>>25309220Just throw us this one, SM. We're clearly not getting it...
>>25309240They don't know that
Writing your words of comfort.
>>25309225bitching. I can just imagine us as some horrible giant humming bird now.
>>25309246Perhaps we would have been better off just trying to disguise ourselves as a mage with a lot of shadowmagic that is also a servant of Yi Fang that he called in?Is that it?
Rolled 13>>25309170comfort. i feel a quote from doctor who about not being able to watch a child cry and not do something. >do it for her.i just really wished someone thought of the crack to get us out
>>25309233>>25309242>>25309244What the hell did we do with it?! SOMEONE TELL ME NOW!
>>25309269My rage just keeps magnifying.
>>25309295Spent it on Balance and Shadow Beam.
>>25309269>a summoned shadow familiar comforting a child Yeah no. Angel will know what's up
On the bright side, they are giving us a way to see their 'stonghold'... if we are careful and play it right, we Might just be able to free the shadow mages...Shadow Master, how long does Shade last?
>>25309295Balance and Shadow Beam. Now let's burn 15 mana on Nightblaze and 5 on Blink.
>>25309269This is seriously pissing me off.
>>25309304we can speak in her mind
>>25309189They seem fairly concerned by the Black Lady, but they are waring with Shadow. They have been hunting and either enslaving or executing shadow mages and elementals since the War. These guys are drinking Hyperion's Cool-Aid...
Rolled 69>>25309278damn. upon seeing that. i would have probably worked. god damn it. motherfucker.
>>25309278Oh.So we could have totally just assumed our traveling form and say we were a mage under Li Fangs command, perhaps by casting the water related healing spell on Abby or something like that to throw them off.Eh. I don't think that was hinted at but it would have been nice to think about.
>>25309278Damn it... that would have fucking worked.
>>25309278good idea.a day late and a dollar short though.
>>25309357>>25309352Rage just hit maximum.The ceiling is full of holes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Rnt6YugVmo<It's ok, Abigail. Abby-Sabby.>She looks up at you. A tiny smile floats on her face.You hover up slightly so that you don't touch the bottom of the cage. Your aura keeps you suspend in its center. <See? I'll be fine. They just want to take a look at me, and make sure...I'm healthy.>Abigail nods. But she's a good girl. She doesn't give anything away.<...be good. Listen to Adavan. I'll be back soon.>The cage jerks you into the air, and the angels begin to walk away. Your friends stare at your retreating form. Flint flinches slightly. His arm moves to his sword - <No.>Flint lets his arm relax. But his jaw clenches tight. Auriel puts a hand on his shoulder, and they follow after you.<Abby. I'll be back soon.> You can feel the desperation in your voice. You try to squash it. It doesn't work. <I'll see you soon! Be good! Take care!>She raises her hand slightly and gives you just the smallest wave.The cage jerks roughly. Your slammed between the bars. "Stop squirming," Sandalphon growls. The cage floats up to eye level. "After we're done examining you, we're going to erase you. Enjoy the few last gasps of air you have."The cage shocks you with light. You feel dizzy. You struggle to keep your position in the center of the cage."You're a tough one."The cage buzzes brighter. It hurts. It hurts. The lines sear your skin. The dizziness increases.You're out of the mine, barely conscious. You've got to escape. Fang will have enough time now...enough to get away...should be enough.You reach for your magic.It isn't there. You're cut off.The cage flashes again.Everything goes dark.---------------->con't----------------
>>25309278FUCK FUCKFUCKFUCK WHY DID YOU HAVE TO COME UP WITH THAT NOW
>>25309278Where were the bloody hints on that, fuckdamnit, this pisses me off.
>>25309278I'm just sitting here, seething. Pure fucking asshurt.
>>25309408We really need a vacation.
all those people griping about not seeing that route.
>>25309278>>25309278>>25309278>>25309278Things with strong magic can see through that shit like wet tissue paper.This wasnt even an option
>>25309413>>25309409>>25309406>>25309388>>25309382>>25309385>>25309377>>25309366I'm sorry. I usually don't post anymore because I'm too cautious to suggest anything reckless since... that thread. But I guess better luck next time? Let's all try to keep an eye open for all available paths with all available abilities then.
>>25309408Leave thread for hours to hang out with friends. See this.Pic related
>>25309483The problem is, where were the fucking hints that even alluded that that option could have worked or was a way out?I didn't see any hints.
>HP: (34/52)The pain wakes you back up.It's dark.Dark.You're not used to that. You really can't see anything. You feel something covering your gaze. Magic. Some kind of magic.You feel relieved. For a moment, you thought you'd lost something.The world shifts slightly. The cage knocks your sides, burning you. You make an effort to get up.You test the cage. It hurts. You're not sure if you could break out by brute force.Suddenly, your sight is restored. Several angels are all around you, all in gleaming, grey-green adamantium armor. They wear white tabards with suns imprinted on their fronts. You're being carted out of the belly of an airship.You turn to face what lies ahead.>con't
>>25309530SM probably didn't think of that, so how could he hint at it?
>>25309530I think it was a case of the DM not thinking of that option.
>>25309170I wonder if nightblaze de-angels angels?What if that's what happened to Auriel?
>>25309540>get home from work late>catch up with Shadow Quest>mfw this whole thread
>It's ok guys, we're totally gonna make it out!
We should have ran.
>>25309586If we ran it would've just made everything worse for the rest of the party.We're taking one for the team.
>>25309586Then everyone would have died SM said so
>SM's face this whole thread.
>>25309586We would have if we had known that it would have been with Yi Fang's approval. Fucking hell, the only reason we didn't go was because we didn't want to break our deal with him.I mean, I'm not usually one to bitch about this kind of stuff, but SM really dropped the ball on that one.
whats with the imagefags?
>>25309567No, it was a prolonged act that caused the anti-magic wave.Plus, we are cut off from all powers.>>25309586And? We do a character motivation 180 and lose everything we fought for for the entire course of the story? What for, so that we -might- have been able to keep playing a game. Piss poor reason to me.We die a tragic hero.
>>25309632We changed a lot of powerful people's opinions on shadow. Maybe we'll make the world a better place for those who come after us.
>have a reunion talk with Abby that skyrockets our Humanity>immediately forced to give ourselves up to protect herSM, you're a right bastard, you know that.
>>25309626Imagefags. On an imageboard.That's actually a new one to me.
>>25309632>We die a tragic hero.I don't understand /tg/'s boner for dying.
>>25309632>implying we'll die>implying we won't rise above this
Rolled 86, 84, 73, 45, 96 = 384>>25309660is death a hot chick?
>>25309674>implying we'll live>implying this quest wasn't just the worlds longest walk the dinosaur
>>25309681Does it matter?
>>25309681Well, she's certain to give you a Boner.
>>25309660well for one its 100% in character
>>25309674>implying we won't suicide to prevent us from having to kill Abby.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zmfjx3b-wgMThe Ringed City towers before you.It's solid, carved white rock that stretches down to the ocean, and up into the clouds. Some parts are intricate, deliberate. Others almost fade back into the raw rock. The bottom continues around the edge of a vast island, small enough that you can see it start to curve off in the distance.Your group of angels takes off. Your cage flies up through the air with them, up and over the buildings and towers. Flights of angels soar through the sky around you. Below, you can see buildings nestled between the great arms of the carved mountains. Thousands of normal people mill below, conducting their daily business.Your guards fly up, up, straight over the mountain ridge itself. They land briefly on the top, then continue on.And then you see the true city.
>>25309660Tragic heroes, man. Some of the oldest stories in existence.
>>25309632>We die a tragic hero.The story isn't over here. I think you have forgotten about the possibility of a flash invasion from Vampiria ripping apart the empire, leaving the Shard of Erebus to fuse the shards of the empire together. Besides that, we'll have our opening to Nightblaze. Maybe we'll roll a 100 and eat an entire angel. This isn't over, not yet!
>>25309681Do you not read Gaiman?
If I had a train folder, I'd be dumping it.
>we die>wake up in the temple thing we started in>elf lady stands over us and asks what we've learned
Rolled 8, 82, 70, 27, 21 = 208>>25309716no
>>25309694It does if shes a brown skinned elf girl
>>25309742This time we're eating that bitch and joining the bad guys.Being a hero sucks and gets you tortured by angels.
>>25309742nah>Abigail ten years later. Out to destroy the Angels for stealing Mr. Shadow away from her. In time she will be the Spirit Queen.
>>25309742>wake up in temple thing>we're chained down>latex suit>elf lady whips us an asks us what we've learned
Rolled 23, 22, 9, 90, 95 = 239>>25309742fuck everything and consumeits not worth getting screwed overwe are new erebus
>>25309751Google Death of the Endless then. Or read Sandman if you have the time.
>Everyone in here
>>25309742That being a hero sucks balls and we shouldn't do it.
>>25309766Ha, no.>>25309773...I'm not sure if I'd want that.
Wait, you guys remember the last thread when we were trying to talk Fang into letting Abigail stay with us?And we said that if we ever betrayed her we'd give ourselves up the Angels.Irony, eh?
>>25309776>we are the new erebus.No. We are our own shadow. And we are cut off from most of our powers and surrounded by serious practitioners of the element we are by far weakest against.
>>25309773That would be fairly awesome. Abby is probably going to become an evil overlord one way or another now that we've left her in the care of uncle Yi-Fang.
>>25309815It's "Irony: Meh."
>>25309815Well, I do feel better that we kept our word, even if it tidily wrapped up a bunch of loose ends for Fang. He isn't coming to save us by the way.
>>25309826Or his new body, given how she was made.
>>25309823We'll be a lot closer to Erebus if we get a chance to properly absorb those shards of darkness we have inside us.That should be our No. 1 priority while incarcerated.
>>25309823In fairness they are also weakest against our element
Rolled 58, 15, 16, 84, 76 = 249>>25309823no no i meant that we learned empathy sucks and become erebus 2.0
Wonder if there's a bunch of other captured shadows here that we can eat. Even if there aren't any, I bet there's something else to munch.
>>25309846We'll find a way. There's always a way.Watch Auriel be the one to bust us out.
>>25309846If anything, we might be at an advantage if we ever escape. Fang totally thinks we're dead and would never expect us to return.My only hope is that Flint, Auriel and the crew manage to stay out of his web of control...
>>25309849I'm up for a meditation session on trying to concentrate on the shards within us. When you suggest it I'll second it.
>>25309853True, but they need to get lucky about four time total, we need to get lucky between 2 and probably 7 time per angel. Throw in a few legions of mages and I think their odds are a bit better than ours.
You fly down into the iridescent valley, your eyes locked on the spire of light that sits before you.You know better than to be fooled by this beauty.This is the bastion of those that are the greatest, fiercest champions of Auriel's ideals.You are locked in a cage, cut off from all your magic, in the very heart of enemy territory - in the house of those who hate you with a blinding passion.It finally strikes you, now, that you might really die here.They angels land briefly on the edge of the mountains, then fly the rest of the way toward the city.You are delivered into the main entrance. Many normal humans clad in adamantium stand guard. Patrols are frequent. Strange magical devices bristle from the walls.Something catches your vision. Birds. Brown, unlike the ones the sage Taremtis owned. They circle a tower, then continue out toward an artificial lake. Free to fly away.It's the last thing you see before the cover goes up over your cage."Baer, concentrate. How long was it off?""Not more than a few minutes.""This thing is a delivery for Michael himself. Some experiment with reversing shadow magic damage. We can't take chances.""But it hasn't moved, anyway. It's practically dead.""You get to explain to the Most High why it was dead before it outlived its usefulness."You hear the other angel mutter something, but you stay blinded.After a brief journey through what you imagine must be hallways and stairs and corridors, you come to a halt.Time passes. Nothing happens.What do you do?>try to communicate with the shards within you>meditate>try to break free of the cage>something else
>>25309873>with Ila as sidekick
>>25309873Nah were going to Rambo our way out our own damn selves
>>25309875No way, man. We had no chance of holding Yi Fang back from Abigail. Literally zero ability to contain him. We just couldn't keep him talking long enough for the spell to fire.
>>25309873remember our first waifu-I mean the shadow mage we met. She told us about the tree that all shadow mages meet under. This is our chance to break her and the shadow mages free. I also assume that shit is going to go down here just like every other place we visit.
>>25309865And I'm saying that Erebus 1.0 went that route and lost the war. We need a different strategy this time around.
>>25309895>>try to communicate with the shards within you>>meditate
>>25309895COMMUNICATE WITH SHARDS.This is literally our only shot at survival, boys.
>>25309895Opting to communicate with the shards we have.
>>25309895Try to communicate.Also, wasn't Michael the one who was damaged in that fight with the demon lord?
>>25309895MeditateInner power is ultimate powerand who knows researchers are usually pretty reasonable guys>Inb4 mad scientist
>>25309896>>25309913Oh damn, I nearly forgot about Ila.
>>25309895>try to communicate with the shards within youYou'll never betray us, right shards?
A little late, but I have made it!Now to just catch up on the thread.
>>25309895>try to communicate with the shards within you
>>25309960>>25309960You poor bastard.
>try to communicate with the shards within you
>>25309910I mean only Adavan and us, the rest of the party play along like they did. Also >shard-talk
>>25309960your in for a wild ride
>>25309960i know right
Rolled 9>>25309960Yeah, sorry cap.
>>25309895Meditate. See if we can cause some sort of instability in ourself.
>>25309895Talk to them there shards.
Rolled 44, 92, 35, 63, 62 = 296>>25309914Shadow pools, shadow pools and totems everywhere
>>25309959We've got hunger and Loneliness. Not the most hopeful combination.unless we have our own shard
>>25309952>Inb4 mad scientistThe character you're about to meet...is my favorite character.You probably won't like him.>>25309947>Also, wasn't Michael the one who was damaged in that fight with the demon lord?That's correct, anon.
>>25309998Good idea. Let's waste our XP on pools of shadows instead of getting something important like, I don't know, LIGHT RESISTANCE?!
I wonder how isolation is holding up. Might be a bit annoyed at the fact we haven't talked to it yet. Even in consumption it is ignored.
You've decided to meditate on the shards within you.Roll 1d100
>>25309998I am unconvinced that this strategy, by itself, is sufficient. Also, that doesn't sound spar off top from what happened last time.
Rolled 29, 73, 86, 50, 53 = 291>>25310018fuck, hes an insane bastard isnt he?
>>25310018>You probably won't like him.
Rolled 82>>25310048>Roll 1d100
I'd be willing to spend the 45 xp to plop a mana pool, servant Sandles, and then immediately strip the servant powers away, thus removing all his light magic.Fuck Sandles.
>>25310018>The character you're about to meet...is my favorite character.>You probably won't like him....I want to meet him.
Rolled 17>>25310048If I don't get anything in the mid 80's i'm quitting.