>continued from previous thread-I want to eat it.-The voice echoes inside of you. You feel it grow stronger.-I'm hungry. Why won't you eat it?-The Hunger grows stronger.-I can eat it. LET ME EAT IT!-You don't have a choice. You embrace the hunger.The magic spikes into you...and you consume it - live magic. It's absorbed into your body, searing burning, but taken in nonetheless. The hunger shard vibrates with darkness, opening like a maw.>you take 2 damage (32/52)The delicate equipment begins to spark and smoke. Michael growls. He increases the flow of Light form his body. The spears of light work around you like worming fingers, grabbing at the very shards inside your body!But you consume faster, eating it all, embracing the pain, ignoring it, forging through it. Darkxis's soul doesn't care. It eats everything you allow it to touch. The fingers of light can't grasp anything if you keep biting them off.>you take 3 damage (29/52)There's a knock on Michael's door.The magical equipment sparks and snaps. The magic backfires. Michael falls backward as the door opens."Highest, I sent - Highest!" Auriel rushes into the room as smoke clouds the air. "Highest, are you - ""Get away from me!" Michael snaps. Auriel flinches backward. He feels for his crutch, then struggles upright. He glares at you with cold, hateful eyes. "You'll reget that, Shadow. You'll regret that sorely!""What...what's going on?" Auriel asks."...Auriel. Stay here. Actually, just open the window. I'll be right back." Michael limps to the door, uses his good arm to throw it open, and stumbles out. You note burns on his hand and leg.Good.>con't
>>25311944Auriel! Impression everything to her. EVERYTHING.
>>25311944>Auriel rushes into the roomWhatWhy is she here?(I probably missed something)
>>25311944IT'S PRISON BREAK TIME MOTHERFUCKERS.
Rolled 67>>25311972Do this, for the love of God.
>>25311944Oh thank christ, a friendly face for once.
>>25311944Well, not EVERYTHING is lost.<Auriel. I wish it was good to see you again.>
>>25311972>Impression everything to her. EVERYTHING.YESDO THIS
>>25311980She was ordered to return to the city, last we heard.>>25311972So much this.
>>25311944How fast can we send her a picture/outline of michaels 1001 arabian rapes?
>>25311982sandles brought her and flint along
>>25311944<Auriel I'm so glad to see you. Hes madder than anything I have ever met.>Show him the cruelty.>>25311980She had to give a report to the rest of the Angels so it stands to reason she would come back.
>>25311972tell her he has a fetish for firls with no arms
Auriel jogs to the window and thrusts it open. Cool air whips in from the outside. You realize you're rather high up.She glances at the cadaver, makes a face, then turns back to you. "Shadow? What - "You've never been happier to see an angel in your life.You flood Auriel with images, trying to communicate everything as quickly as possible. She waves her hands at you. "By the Light, slow down, slow down! Use words, for goodness sake!"What do you say?>explain everything>write-in responses
>>25311972<I need your help.>Then make with the Impressions.
>>25312003>michaels 1001 arabian rapes
>>25312034No time. Not time at all. Tell her that you need to get out of here. Now. RIGHT THE FUCK NOW.
>>25312034>explain everythingPreface it quickly with<Your angel friend is an insane rapist that tortures his lovers.>
Rolled 83>>25312034>explain everything"He's a monster."
>>25312034he is everything you thought I was, and worse.
>>25312034<He's mad, twisted and evil. They thought I somehow would have the key to healing him... but I think he's far beyond that now, and has been for a long time.>
>>25312034Impression everything. Not just tell, IMPRESSION. Every look and smirk of him as he talked about his greatest perverse joys.
>>25311944Warn Auri that Micheal has been going on about how much he likes to copulate. With unwilling women.Also, they know we tried to surrender to Auriel, and Michael knows we're intelligent. He now has a hostage, we should probably tell her that.
>>25312078This is a good one.
>>25312034<If he is an Angel, then I might as well be your Arch-Angel>
>>25312034Screw it, explain.You know he is going to eavesdrop and then gore-rape her because we care about her.
>>25312034He's a rapist, Auriel! He copulates with them and he kills them! For pleasure! There's at least one of them under a tree in the Great Gardens! GO, NOW! FIND THE BODY! IF YOU HAVE ANY SLIVER OF FRIENDSHIP TOWARDS ME!
>>25312082she just told us not to impression, you twit
>>25312034Tell her to destroy the cage! Make it seen like she destroy us in a moment of uncontrollable hate!
>>25312034<Get out of here before he fucking rapes, kills you or worse you fool!>
Wait...What if this isn't actually Auriel? WHAT IF THIS IS A FUCKING MIND GAME!?
>>25312039And i love you, anonymous stranger.
>>25312098Why the hell would we ever associate with this monster?
>>25312106tell her to deal with it and continue anyway
>>25312125I think you're thinking too much into it.
>>25312098This makes no sense to me.
Rolled 79>>25312125Jesus Christ.Can we focus on Auriel very quickly?
>>25312034impress as we tell her<His affliction has become a reflection of himself, him shining light only shrouds his own dark self. I fear his madness has taken him>
>>25312100>eavesdrop on our telepathy
>>25312034<I wake up, he offers me live humans to eat and regales me with tales of murder and rape. Which he apparently delights in. He is a monster and I'm surprised that his continued existence is tolerated.>
>>25312101Aw shitAW SHIT WE HAVE EVIDENCE ON HIM
>>25312124This is actually a good point. She'd probably be helpless against him right now
>>25312125Then Shadow Quest is instantly HPQuest tier. Because there's been...>looks at postsNo indication at all of this being fake, etc.
>>25312101This all day everyday.
>>25312125If that happens then SM is Kubo
>>25312101YES THIS NOW GO DO IT PLEASE
>>25312125Simple, we don't call her by name. Just warn her to run for her life because the "Highest" is bad news. Especially for women.
>>25312139>he's an angel>perceived as goodly beings>he's actually a gigantic asshole>we're a shadow elemental>perceived as evil>actually the good one
>>25312153Better safe than sorry. Better safe than sorry. Better safe than sorry. Better safe than sorry.BETTER SAFE THAT SORRY!
>>25312174>he's actually a gigantic assholeThat's a major understatement.
>>25312164And then in the end we give up all of our power to defeat Sandles, but later we get our powers back because our friends decide it's a good idea?
>>25312174Right, but since all angels are assholes, why would we want to imply we are an arch-asshole?
>>25312174right, so how does >>25312098 make any sense?
>>25312200It doesn't. Relax.
BY GOD, SM. YOU'RE GETTING ME INTERESTED AGAIN.HURRY THE HELL UP WITH WHAT HAPPENS NEXT!
>>25312189Basically that would be scoring three supercrit fails and then all the supercrit saves our companions can give us. So it's possible.
>>25312200Bro, it's not as if SM wrote it, calm your titties.
>>25312200If THAT guy is one of the leaders of an organization that is supposed to be the representatives of goodness in the world, then something is really, really fucked up and the titles don't mean shit, so you might as well call us an Arch-angel.
Just think, if we'd failed that consume roll we'd be spending the rest of the night reading about Michael shoving hot pokers up our shadowy ass.
We need to make a real impressionLike DAMN NIGGA WHAT OHNO kind of impressionCan we send her the memory of his speech? His face, his word, his voice, as he regails with his tales of rape and murder?
>>25312211Have a drink and calm down. No need to shout.>inb4 everyone all caps...
<Auriel, you have got to get me out of here. Michael is completely and totally insane.>Auriel holds up her hands. "Ok, let me just stop you there. Because I really - "<He's everything you you thought I was, and worse,> you say, riding over her words. <He's twisted and evil. He thinks I somehow have the key to healing him, but...he's beyond that now. He has been for a long time. The curse has effected his mind, not just his body.>"What are you talking about?" Auriel demands. "Michael is...he has his condition...but he's still the most talented healer in the world."<He's a rapist, Auriel!> you shout. <He copulates with and kills women, for pleasure! He tortures their bodies, and then their minds!>"That's impossible. Has being locked in a cage drive you nuts?">>25312101>based anon paying attention<He said something about a tree, in the Great Gardens,> you whisper quickly. <He buried a body there. He cut off her arms, and made her his slave. He cut off her arms!>"There's hundreds of trees int he gardens. This is absolutely impossible. What did you do to him?"<He tried to...extract...me!> you say. <It was going to kill me!> You press yourself up to the edge of the cage. <Auriel, look at me! If you have any...any decency at all...if you have any sliver of friendship to offer...please, help me. Don't leave me alone with him. He's deranged beyond all belief.>"...it's impossible." She shakes her head. "That can't be true. I've known Michael for hundreds of years, Shadow. He wouldn't harm a fly. He's soft-spoken, gentle, kind...the best of men."<Find the body,> you say. <It's the proof.>The door opens.>con't
>>25312240I'LL WRITE IN ALL CAPS IF I WANT TO.
>>25312240I AM HAVING A DRINK AND I AM CALM. I AM A CALM DRUNK. THIS IS ME BEING CALM. LET'S ALL HAVE DRINKS!
>>25312217>completely missing the reference
>Activate berserk>Fuck shit up
>>25312225>>25312208did I write anything that made me sound mad? All I did was ask a question
>>25312242He goes to rest on the tree you got to find it!
>>25312229If you have to explain it you might want to think about rewording it. Also, we're shadow, sinse when have we given a fuck about angelic titles? We just say 'me to keep the meat bags from getting their insecure panties in a bunch.
>>25312257OH GOD YES.
And now Auriel has to use her Spirit to find the dead girl and talk to her ghost to find the truth before Michael disarms /her/ next. She isn't an angel anymore. Bet he'd do it.
>>25312295what? no thats stupid. Thankfully we weren't prompted for options yet.
>>25312260I got the reference. And then I said it was also possible to happen here. Besides, it was already established in the beginning of the manga that the swords could transfer power, so it was just a short Kubo'ing of that into SS giving him his powers back with their own after he aided in subduing Aizen.
>>25312242>The door opensSorry Flint. We tried to save her. Also, she's a fucking spirit mage. She should be able to find a goddamn corpse.
>>25312270Yes, you wrote in the first place. If it was insignificant you could of just ignored it. Now shh, it's story time.
>>25312334so everyone who makes a post in reply to another post is mad? yeah, that sounds about right.
>>25312242Glad to have helped, SM!(rides off into the sunset)
Michael limps back in. His hands are healed. The burns are gone. He looks a bit disheveled, but perfectly healthy...aside from the half of his body that is withered to nothing."...Michael. What happened?" Auriel asks."Well...I was trying to discern what sort of a summon the creature was," Michael says. His voice is completely different - even, measured. Precise. "It didn't enjoy the discernment. I attempted to make it as painless as possible, but...you know how these things are."Auriel nods with understanding. "Of course."Michael wobbles slightly. Auriel catches his bad arm, not hesitating to touch the cracked, beaten skin of the curse. "Here. let me help you."He leans on her as she helps him into the wide sofa he was lounging in earlier. She shoots you an annoyed glare."Here," he says, "we don't need it watching us."Your vision goes dark again. You feel angry. Very angry."Now. I can feel that your powers have deserted you.""...they have, Highest. I...have lost Hyperion's blessing.""It seems we're birds of a feather," Michael says. "I know how it feels to lose much to a Demon Lord.""...I knew you would understand," Auriel says. You cringe at the note of hope in her voice."How has your reception been?""Mixed," she says. "Tyrael...and others, have stood with me, advocating that I keep my current position. Others...have not.""Anahita," Michael says."She has always been...a tough critic," Auriel says."You don't need to hold back with me."You hear Auriel stand. She huffs in frustration. "...she's always been jealous...but this is more than that. She really, truly covets my position for herself. She would seek me cast aside. Apparently, I'm fit to be a patrol leader out on the Frontier."Michael shifts on the sofa. "You've always been a favorite of the people. Heavensgate needs you. That is the source of her envy, truly. Now..." He sighs. "We fight the Shadow. But truly, at times, we are our own worst enemy.">con't
Now that we can eat offensive magic, am I the only one wondering what Gaping Maw unlocks?
>>25312410well we'll have to wait to see won't we? Everyone wanted balanced for some reason and yet another useless piece of magic.
>>25312402this fucking guy I will enjoy CONSUMING him when the time comes
>>25312402Where's the one Anon who wanted someone else to focus on helping out while we were stuck here?Because holy shit Auriel is doomed if Michael manages to worm his way into her affections.
>>25312402 NO SHADOW MASTER PLEASE DON'T DO THIS! I DON'T WANT TO REJOICE! PLEASE DON'T GO THE WAY I THINK THIS IS GOING TO GO!
>>25312402My feathers are ruffling.
>>25312410I'm pretty sure it lets us eat faster, so we don't waste a turn on CONSUMING
>>25312402Can't we use telepathy on her?
>>25312445I really don't think we'd want to consume that FILTH
>>25312410It's a limited, emergency power.Much like the lonely shard.If we use it too much, it will strain or break it.
>>25312428Yeah, just noticed shadow domination links with GMaw...not that the could help us when we run into Shard bearing elementals or anything...
>>25312428Because I thought we were going to Scholomance, not Michaels rape-cave, and being able to detect cool things and not instantly throw up a HERE I AM GUYS beacon would be nice for finding cool shit.
>>25312445He needs to feel the pain he inflicted on everyone he ever tortured, physically and psychologically.For him, we will make it slow and agonizing.
>>25312466which is of course why I advocated holding on to our EXP, since buying things is instantaneous
>>25312466...can we have a policy of hanging onto exp when we are about to have a plot point encounter? I know why we spent the exp first thing in the thread, but in light of what followed...
>>25312471>>25312480lets chop off his arms and legs and punch him in the dick for a while before we CONSUME him
>>25312402This is the first time I have ever hoped someone would actually try to rape someone.SM, I really don't want to have that hope ever again.
>>25312511>plot point encounterwe have a plot point encounter ever fucking 3rd post
"I know. I appreciate your words, Michael. Thank you.""You don't need to thank me for the truth."Auriel chuckles. "Save it for your fans.""...with a body like this? I don't have many fans, not any more.""You'd still knock them dead.""Do I knock you dead?" Michael says jokingly.Only you're deathly afraid it's not a joke at all.Auriel laughs again - in a friendly sort of way. "We've been down that road, big boy. Let's focus on the matter at hand.""Oh, fine, ruin my fun."You hear a shifting. Michael hums and hmms. Auriel giggles. "Don't. That tickles.""Quit complaining, I'm a doctor." She giggles a few more times. Eventually, you here another rustling."What's the prognosis, doc?""I need some time to work it out," he says. "Ultimately...the blessing is a special kind of enchantment...an enchantment placed upon the human soul itself. There's one thing I can think of.""What's that?""You know how summons mark the souls of the summoner?""Yes.""Well, in a similar manner - not totally the same, of course - I've noticed that angel souls are unique, as well. We are marked. If I use that as a base, I may be able to 'reignite' the angelic blessing. No guarantees...but there's some real hope, I think.""...I hope so. I really do.""Well, I've got some work to do. My friend over there needs a good once-over.""The body, or...the creature?"Michael laughs. "Both, actually. But next time, we can use the other room."You hear the sound of footsteps. Auriel is leaving!What do you do?>try to get in some last-minute communication (write-in)>something else
>>25312471No. He's a monster and it's not worth us lowering ourself to his level. We kill him quickly and professionally, like a cow in a slaughterhouse.
>>25312515You mean, so then Auriel will believe us about him being an evil monster?I sincerely pray it will not get to that point.
>>25312514I mentioned before an interest in punching him in the balls from the inside of his body.
>>25312535>try to get in some last-minute communication (write-in)<Please...please believe me. He is a psychopath.>Accompanied by images of his sneering face. Burn that sneer into her mind with all the force we can muster.
>something elseBerserkJust do it.
>>25312535one quick message to her<Tell Flint I'm sorry>
>>25312535<tell yi what I said, word for word. Leave out nothing. >
>>25312535Tell her to look for the body to unmask the lies.
>>25312535Impression<Please. Just this once, Auriel. Please.>
>>25312535>try to get in some last-minute communication (write-in)send her our memory of the conversation where he gloated about his conquests and give her a REALLY strong impression of curiosity for that tree he talked about
>>25312550It was my idea to eat him from the inside out, but I dont see why we cant do both
>>25312535<Be careful.> I wonder if Michael can hear us?
>>25312535Actually, let's impress him to have him go after Auriel.
>>25312535She neds to seeeeeShe needs his face burned into her brain, grinning like a maniac while he asks us if we want his rape scrapsCan we send her the memory, impression style?A few words arent strong enough. Shes judt going to ignore our shit until its too late unless she really doubts her shitty angel douchebag friends
>>25312573Oh god. I read that as if it was the pls guy.
Tonight's quest reminds me of something...
>>25312535>>try to get in some last-minute communication (write-in) <It's hilarious, actually. Bringing them so low they beg for death. There was this one woman, you see - I cut off her arms. I brought her around my quarters - that's actually the upper portion of the entire tower you're in - on a leash. I kicked her around, made her eat from bowls. She begged me to die. I told her I'd kill her if she fucked me. Best sex I ever had. I buried her in the Great Gardens, under a tree. I visit sometimes, when I need a laugh."If you don't believe in me, believe in Flint's trust of me. He knows I wouldn't lie about something like this.
>>25312535oh god no no no no no<Auriel... please. I don't want you to end up the same way as that woman buried beneath the tree.>
>>25312535Auriel has betrayed us now that she is among her angel friends she wont do shit to help usour only hope is the brave and foolish Sir Flintmay god have mercy on us
>>25312535>try to get in some last-minute communication (write-in)"If you really value our friendship, you'd help me out here. I know I'm asking a lot, but I really need to get away from this fucking murderer."
>>25312594Didn't we try that and fail before? He's gonna notice if something we send her is enough of a distraction that she stumbles or lets slip the communication in some way...
>>25312535>"Do I knock you dead?" Michael says jokingly.Ruffled feathers is shaved duck tier at this moment SM.>>25312607Seconding the last statement of this, reminding her of Flints trust in us.
>>25312611To be fair, Michael is very very good at this.
1. Replicate nude Xella2. Tempt Michael3. CONSUME THROUGH HIS PENIS
>>25312570Ooh yes definatly mention flint
>>25312597Just as planned.
>>25312636Not as planned.Now go take credit for another anons post somewhere else.
>>25312633You think he doesn't deal with demons? It ain't about the pleasure for him, it's about the breaking.
>>25312633What could go wrong?
>>25312626We just sent her too much. He couldnt make sense if it.'this is focused. This is one moment in time. This is this man, being pure, unadulterated rapey mc rape rape evil.
>>25312656But it's an impression coming from us, she may just write it off as a fabrication.
>>25312535<if you won't help me at least send a message to Sir Flint telling him im about to be murdered by another crazed angel if he doesn't come save me>
>>25312623It's from a really, really awful quest.https://archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/24881163The toot the trombone thing was something the QM said in a different thread. Whole thing was edgy and retarded.
>>25312535>>try to get in some last-minute communication (write-in)send her 2 images, one of her and Flint kissing in the tavern in Palthair and another of Michael standing over the body of a women with no arms and legs he just rapedthat should be enough
>>25312633Sure. Anything that gets us closer to inside-the-body dickpunches.
>>25312667Guaranteed to backfire.
>>25312626Also, i hope we can trust a 700 year old soldier to be a bit more tactful than that
>>25312669>hot monkey dickOhmy.jpg
>>25312669https://archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/24872230/#24875260The toot the trombone post.
>>25312671Fuck it just do this. If she doesn't do anything at all we can just write her as a enemy.
>>25312570seconding this.also, Tell Micheal that Legion won't like him stealling his kill...
>>25312696>>25312706>>25312709>>25312712I dunno, using her feelings for Flint as emotional blackmail might just make her angry, but we need SOMETHING to get her attention.
>>25312666Its a hell of a lot harder to fake than a few spare words.Oh srl pls hes evin i swear rly
>>25312671No. At least give an accurate representation of what he told us, her collared, forced to eat from a bowl on the floor, begging to die.
>>25312671This is good enough.
>>25312723We could activate berserk
>>25312732Fine sure let's do this
>>25312535I know some folks aren't too fond off Auriel, but jesus hearing Michael gave me legitimate shudders of horror.
<Auriel.>You send her an impression of Michael - a grinning, maniacal Michael, his face twisted in nostalgia as he recalls one of his freakish conquests.<It's hilarious, actually.> His voice echoes into her head from your memories. <Bringing them so low they beg for death. There was this one woman, you see - I cut off her arms. I brought her around my quarters - that's actually the upper portion of the entire tower you're in - on a leash. I kicked her around, made her eat from bowls. She begged me to die. I told her I'd kill her if she fucked me. Best sex I ever had. I buried her in the Great Gardens, under a tree. I visit sometimes, when I need a laugh.>You hear a stumble. A concerned Michael's voice rings out. "Are you alright?""...fine." A scuff of a shoe as she picks herself up. "I'm fine."<I wouldn't like about this. If you don't believe in me...believe in Flint's trust in me,> you say. <He's poison. Find the body.>"...thank you, Michael. I'll see you tomorrow.""Until then."The door opens, then shuts.There's a long silence. You feel yourself growing tense.The magic shroud falls off your cage. Michael stands there, fists clenched - though his bad arm twitches more than anything. "...if you had any idea of how awful I could make your life," he says, "you wouldn't have done that. Embarrassing me - in front of her. HER!" Michael hobbles up to the cage, his crutch thumping into the floor with each step. "I won't just take what I need from you, Shadow. I'm going to make you suffer. I'm going to make you pay tenfold - plus interest. You'll beg me for death before it's over, but I won't give it to you. I'll just keep going, until you're just a little drop of black ink, too weak to move - and then I'll put you in a bottle and bury you in the earth, and there you can stay until the end of times."Michael turns, and begins to walk out of the room. "Expect me tomorrow, Shadow. Bright and early!"Do you say anything to him?>write-in>just let him go
underneath a tree....where the bound shadow meet....TRY THAT ONE!!! he did mention about the bound mages, and that is a unique tree, possibly due to what lies beneath it...
>>25312736Some anon was saying before that we already have the strength to punch magical barriers, so... adding berserk to that may make us able to break the cage. The problem is afterward...
>>25312761Let him leave.Activate berserk
>>25312768Nah, the tree that blooms black is the one you're thinking of, but it's in Heavensgate.
>>25312761You want her. Don't you?
>>25312761He's going to leave us alone? Oh boy. OH BOY!
>>25312761>Expect me tomorrow<So I should expect you in a few hours with new toys. See you then.>
>>25312761>Do you say anything to him?<You will pay for what you have done. To me. To everyone you've ever tortured. I swear it.>
>>25312761Tell him he'll never have Auriel and die alone, then bombard him with Isolation.
>>25312761<And know that Justice will be waiting for you, every sin you've made, every life you've destroyed.>
>>25312761<Is this what you call "love" ? Because yours seems to be mosrt... Twisted, compared to the one she has for Flint.>Let me explain. Auriel willeventually have doubts about him. So, we need to attacj him where it hurts. And I do think this here famished sentiment of love he has hurts.
>>25312761<Shadow elementals don't really work that way. At all, really.>
>>25312761>write-inI hope you won't be as boring tomorrow.
>>25312761>write-in<"Up yours, Angel-Nigger.">
>>25312808>>25312804>>25312802That's just taunting a temporary captor without meaning. Let the guy leave silently and maybe he won't think to put us under an even stronger barrier before he goes.
>>25312804Why are you taunting him like he's a person? Mikey's just a rabid dog that pretends to play nice with members of his own pack, treat him like the animal he is and don't dignify his game by playing.
>>25312821Best response so far.>>25312817>compared to the one she has for Flint.>mentioning to the psychotic madman that she has another lover
>>25312818<I'm sorry, they just don't. I mean, if you leave me any scrap of life I'll eventually weed my way out. Seep up through the earth. You'll have to be more inventive.>
>>25312804>>25312816Ooooh, can we combine these two?>>25312830He's pissed enough at us just for the tip-off we gave Auriel already.
>>25312817That is a terrible idea, it will only paint a target on flints back
>>25312822Is that pejorative even a thing in this setting? Anyway, I oppose making noise for the sake of making noise.
>>25312851Then let's just replace "Flint" by "knight"
>>25312845...He doesn't know about the tipoff we gave Auriel. It was about how we slighted him by resisting. It still stands that we have no good reason to incite further actions from him.
>>25312761<See you in the morning, Lover Boy...><I do hope you won't get disappoint...>>>25312792eh. I tried making a connection. I blame sleep dep.
------------------------------------------Vote 1:>I hope you won't be as boring tomorrowVote 2:>let him go; stay silent
>>25312761Just let him go.And Go back into meditation and exploring the shards.
>>25312870>let him go; stay silentI vote 2
>>25312862How would that possibly protect Flint?
>>25312821I want this Or>>25312818>>25312839Combine these two
>>25312862this is still a terrible idea, and he will figure out that we mean flintplease, stop trying to get our friends dismembered
>>25312870 >>25312872Seconding this. Let him go and spend the night meditating with the shards.
>>25312817NO. Flint needs to help her find the body, not be his next target.
>>25312862It's still going to be painting a target on Flint's back.
>>25312870As much as I want 1, 2 is the smart play.2.
>>253128702.We shall taunt him prior to our grand escape... along with all the souls... and the dynamo...
>>253128701>implying we wont sass the angel
>>253128702.Taunting him will bring us nothing but even more pain.
>>253128701, for laughs.
Stoic silence wins by a mile.
>>25312907Green text doesn't count you realize?
>>25312916that is a terrible reason, and you are a terrible person2
>>25312870After he leaves, see if the shard of hunger or whatever is able to eat a hole in our cage.
>>25312927some people are no fun SM, meditate on shards
>>25312761give him this worlds equivalent of the finger as he leaves
>>25312870>>I hope you won't be as boring tomorrow
> Michael is actually Dorian Grey to a TWe should throw at him that shadow justice is pure- the "curse" is really his inner evil revealed
>>25312935First see if we can further integrate it into ourself. Then see if we can weaken the cage, which I assume is a projection of like powered by an external source. That said, if it's just made of light we could probably blink away if we managed to weaken it a bit.
We should ask Darkxis if he thinks the cage is...tasty...
You remain silent. Michael slams the door behind him without another word.You feel as though you have more to say. You focus hard...you've never needed to see another person to speak to them, but you always had an idea of where they were.<Auriel. If you can hear me...you need to protect Flint. Keep your relationship with him a secret. You cannot trust Michael. Please, help me.>Uncertain if your words reached her, you settle back to floating at the center of your cage. The confined space put you on edge. You're used to shifting, warping, bending as you please. Now, you're curled into a tight ball.But it's barely afternoon. You have an entire day to break free. He was foolish to leave you alone.----------------------You'll try to break free...Next time!Ask me meta.Both threads have been archived.
>>25312976>>25312972Superb ideas.Blink is an ability that doesn't require mana, so perhaps it isn't blocked.
>>25312976I BET IT IS!
>>25312976Of course he does. He would grind himself into nothing trying to eat it though. And he would try to eat it.
>>25312986first question, time of next thread
>>25313001Tomorrow night, probably 8-9 EST; hopefully earlier.
>>25313001I lend my insignificant support to this anon's question!
>>25313009Is it going to be as awful as the first 90% of tonight was?
>>25313009Was there any chance of Auri getting thrown out the window?
>>25312986What would happen if we had cute golems vs cute wind elementals play volleyball. Would the war over earth vs sky be resolved. What if we had hot fire elementals give all the cold ice elementals makeovers? What if loli lich and lightening shota held hands?
>>25313015I'm sorry, it seems I'm hallucinating. It seems like you just typed WAAAAAH over and over again.
>>25313009What would have been the worst thing to do in the previous situation, when Auriel was there? Screaming aloud? Trying to break free with her there? Both of 'em?
>>25313009Keep up the good work, SM!:D
>>25313015Seriously, this thread was great, but the first one turned into a shitstorm really fast.
>>25313035I'm sorry, it seems I'm hallucinating. It seems like you want to suck SM's dick so bad that the desire is transmitting through the internet.
Guys, guys, we still keep forgetting the myriad of possibilities Replicate allows us to fool with Michael. He has a thing for Auriel, we could use that to our advantage.
>>25313015Wasn't as bad as I thought the end was going to be. Thought it was gonna be EVERYBODY IS GETTING REJOICED! at the end. don't like Flint bro getting NTR'd/Cuckolded
>>25313051Hey, not my fault you have a low tolerance for rump rustling. My guess is you just haven't been here long enough.
>>25313015Oh the first part of tonight was awful more because of all the bitching and moaning everyone was kicking up.
>>25313059>don't like Flint bro getting NTR'd/CuckoldedIf he does, I will hunt SM down and bury his limbless body beneath a tree in my yard
>>25312986Having calmed down from the rage during the first thread, I must say this was actually rather good. Seriously though, in the future.>Don't use sarcasm.>Don't assume your hints are obvious.Shit will save you a lot of getting shouted at.
>>25313056I'd rather we focus on getting out ourselves first. Considering how much time we have to be able to try.
>>25313068>Hey, not my fault that you can't resist gnawing on doorknobs. My guess is that you just never learned to recognize shit.
>>25313059>Flint getting NTR'dOh god, the rage. The rage would be palpable. Category 10 shitstorm.
>>25313082>Don't assume your hints are obvious.Fucking this.NEVER EVER EVER even remotely think that people think the same way you do on something, because they don't and the moment you make them rely on thinking how you think, you fail at communicating even the most basic of ideas.
>>25313093>>25313077Now I want to see this happen, at diffrent points too. Like with the demon lord, Magnok, Micheal
I'm currently grinding my teeth into powder because all of this could have been avoided if we had just taken human form before meeting Sandalphon.The worst part? THERE IS NOBODY TO BLAME BUT OURSELVES.
>>25313077I'll help. I have a woodchipper you could use.
>>25313093>Flint gets NTR'd>Shadow decides that there is no good left in the world>CONSUME
>>25313145Shadow mages are rounded up too man. besides you think the dice would have agreed with us for that.
>>25313145Or if it has been a tad more clear that sneaking off with Abby through the crack in the wall did not entail stealing her from Fang and running off.
>>25313168So are spirit mages. But we could have said we were under Yi Fangs command, like our LICH GENERAL OF HECTATE did.
>>25313082Yeah, no fucking kidding. I'm going to try to avoid it.>>25313112It's been hinted at for about 25ish threads? I guess it was just too subtle a line to follow. I felt I planted the details here and there very specifically, but I suppose I didn't think my clever plan all the way through. It just wasn't enough.>>25313145I am glad, at least, you take some responsibility for your choices. I understand that I am partly to blame because of how I may have phrased things, but it's frustrating to hear people lay it all on my shoulders when I'm not even making the choice myself.I've tried to make it very clear that you always have more options than are stated in the greentext, but they seem to lead to linear thinking nonetheless.What would people think about me stopping the hints and the prodding and maintaining as neutral a tone as possible? I'm not here to make people upset, I want to have fun and write/play a good story.>>25313059>>25313093>>25313164>>25313142...
>>25313145>>25313145Creatures with powerful magic can se through that shit like glassWasn't even an option. Shut up about it
>>25313175I still don't see how we were supposed to read that option as anything but that.
>>25313183the comparison doesn't really hold though. If Fang we a shadow mage instead of spirit, the empire would have gone to war with him. Spirit is publicly reviled, but tolerated, Shadow is to be eradicated. That is what they preach and some of them actually do believe it. We weren't escaping without getting some party members killed at that point.
>>25313244Truth be told, I recognize we probably could've wormed our way out of it. It's just... more fun to bitch.
>>25313244>It's been hinted at for about 25ish threads? I guess it was just too subtle a line to follow. I felt I planted the details here and there very specifically, but I suppose I didn't think my clever plan all the way through. It just wasn't enough.And still nobody knows what "it" is. Fuck man.
>>25313244nothing about>>25313025really?also what did you think we were going to think when you introduced sir rapes a-lot and had the love interest of our best friend walk in.
>>25313244Can I ask what you were hinting at, because i came into this pretty late, so I have read all the threads more recently than some, and I still have no idea what you are talking about.
>>25313272Maybe it's Abigail. Since she isn't, you know, entirely human. Still too much of a maybe though.
>>25313273The "..." was me not commenting because now I'm paranoid about being sarcastic.>>25313025I guess it would all happen in a perfect world.I think I've written a very imperfect world.
>>25313244Like I said, I literally JUST finished reading the archives and I've got no idea what you're hinting at. Nada. Zilcho. I assume it has to do with the Darkness Within thing but... I got nothing.
>>25313300For the record, don't try to be sarcastic when the other person can't hear your voice.That's a really important part of it.
>>25313292>>25313299>>25313301No comment. I'll just save it for later, plant a few more seeds.
>>25313244>but I suppose I didn't think my clever plan all the way through.The problem is that its only a clever plan to your mind, who knows how different you think compared to us, you cannot ever assume that one of your players will understand something you put in the game unless you put yourself in their shoes and go through it as they would. As a game designer this is probably the hardest thing I have to deal with, making players understand my designs as if they discovered them as their own, that fine line between feeding it to them by spoon, and making it impossibly obscure to find.This is one thing novels and other forms of written literature get around, because there is not interaction on the readers behalf, they interpret it as their own version, their own discovery, and it never matters if its different to what the author intended.But the moment you have someone interact with your design, unless you understand the inner intimate working or your players mind, you cannot ever assume anything without it going spectacularly badly, for all parties involved.
>>25313300just do what I do and write sarcastic in the subject box when being sarcastic. and thanks for elaborating
>>25313244> It's been hinted at for about 25ish threads? I guess it was just too subtle a line to follow. I felt I planted the details here and there very specifically, but I suppose I didn't think my clever plan all the way through. It just wasn't enough.This is the sort of thinking that leads to really stupid point-and-click adventure game puzzles.
>>25313145>>25313244So what? It's our fault for going along with the plan of the hundreds of years old lich who apparently, or so we thought, had a plan to get us out?I mean shit, we should just stop trusting anyone ever again.I mean, yes maybe we should have thought aboubt, don't think that it would have worked, but we should have. However, considering how the updates before the shitstorm made it seem like that Yi Fang knew what he was doing and that he had shit under control, it honestly felt like it was wiser to just go with his plan, instead of risking to ruin it accidentally.
>>25313323Planted seeds aren't visible from the surface and we ain't got the trowels to dig em up for a look. Good luck trying though.And that isn't sarcasm, I mean that seriously, I want to see how to plan to relay to us whatever it is because by god it must be amazing. Looking forward to our possible escape thread SM. Sleep well.
>>25313323> I'll just save it for later, plant a few more seeds.At this rate, I don't think more of the same is going to help if it hasn't already.
>>25313244>It's been hinted at for about 25ish threads?And now the problem is we are 25ish threads behind...
>>25313352Wait just a god damn second, I have a .gif for this.
>>25313323Just when I think I can't get more butt fuzzled...
Guys... Archives are a thing. Lets start reading.
more seeds are the last thing we need.We need some birds to uproot em and let em see daylight.
>>25313353Admittedly Yi Fang seems like a genuinely pretty cool dude. I would have liked to play Shadow & Abigal is Scholomance Adventures.Sadly, it is not to be. Yet.Also>Abigal telling shadow that she loves him
>>25313244>It's been hinted at for about 25ish threads?Seeing as its been hinted at as something pretty fucking major, and we are already 25 threads behind on its progress.>No comment. I'll just save it for later, plant a few more seeds.means we're going to be behind on this pretty fucking major thing that we should have gotten from the start of the quest even longer now...
>>25313323I JUST FINISHED COLLEGE, AND I'M GOING TO START HAVING TO TAKE NOTES AGAIN?!?!Goddamnit!
>>25313421I wanted to do that. At first.Now I don't. Abby is fucking toxic. If we go near her again, bad shit. And more bad shit. And yet more bad shit.
>>25313393http://dagobah.net/flash/adventure_detective.swfThis is the best I can find.
>>25313420...I'll give it a try. If there's repetitive hint like language it may stand out. Time for an archive dive, maybe if enough people try we'll see something in a new light with our current hindsight.
>>25313421>Yet.Give n that we are on the verge of kicking off a three way war, I think it's pretty irresponsible to waste time playing schoolboy. Unless you want to endanger our friends and allies by leaving them woefully underprepared.
>>25313474I'm on it too, Bird-Anon.
>>25313453>>25313499I know it will never happen, deep down.But a man can dream.
>>25313328Wise words.>>25313359See you later.>>25313353That is totally fair, and why I think I'm partly at fault for that one.It is what it is. I'll avoid that sort of mistake in the future.>>25313345It's no trouble.>>25313384More obvious seeds.>>25313446Jeeze, don't go that far. If it comes to it, it will just happen spontaneously, anyway, and you'll just be surprised.--------------------------------You are all great players. I enjoy writing the quest. If you get frustrated again in the future, I hope you'll remember the mostly-good parts, and lend me the benefit of the doubt until I can write may way back out.The problem with going like this is that I get no edits, no second chances, no time to read back through and say "oh. That part sucks. I'll just cut it out." So you're stuck with all the crap I'd normally get rid of.For example, I enjoyed thinking up Michael as a character, but did I overwrite him? Was I so excited to get him out in the post that I went too far? Probably. In the heat of the moment, it's the best thing ever, but I'll look at it tomorrow and wince at every typo.That's how it goes in writing.>>25313502>>25313474Don't go too crazy. If you didn't notice it, it may be because I didn't hint it as much as I thought, you know?
>>25313453Seconding. Let's be honest here, that girl is a magnet for disaster.
>>25313453Really, all of the group has gone that direction.We've reached the point where they've become a very serious liability. We could do things like fly at speeds far beyond their ability to keep pace, yet trudged around on the ground anyway. And going with people has definitely put us in some pretty terrible situations. Like the one we are in now.I think it might be best if we went our own way, assuming we manage to get out of this mess.
>>25313553Shadow downtime basically.
>>25313514You are doing fine SM, I enjoy this greatly. I even enjoy the evil guys. That said it seems the world always seems to have shit happening right then right now where ever we end up. For once if we make it out it would be cool if we could chill out and bond with our party members so that when bad things happen to them we feel attachment.
>>25313553Fine with me. We still have an elf queen to smack out of a coma for erasing our memory. At this rate she'll probably be dead before we can ask "what the fuck?"
>>25313514>>25313353Also there's really the fact that we didn't have a whole lot of choice but to go along with Fang.Dude was a lot more powerful than us and could have squashed us if we stepped out of line.
>>25313514Micheal seems to jump straight to the extremes just a tad too quickly and without subtlety, but as a caricature villain he's pretty good.But I feel like he's just replaced Magnock as 'That villain everybody wants to punch in the dick'. I guess that's a good thing? Sometimes you just want to make a villain that will make your players go from 0 to Dickpunch in 6 seconds flat.
>>25313569That's the reason I think we need a base of operations. A place to sit back, relax a little. Chill for a few days and meditate.
>>25313514>>25313446 here, just being a smartass. Kind of. Still, I forsee a lot of searching through sup/tg/ tomorrow...Also, next time I decide to be a smartass, I'm just going to do this so you can get a laugh instead of getting nervous, ok?~sarcasm brackets activate!~Anyways, see you tomorrow, SM. G'night!
>>25313569Yeah. Because even though we've been through a lot with Obis, and even though he saved Flint during the cave-in, I hardly feel attached to him at all. He's worse than Joey because he's not actually fun to laugh at. Well, except that one jab from the lich king but other than that he has said barley anything since his Banished Prince monologue.
>>25313598A castle in the middle of bumfuck nowhere, with shadow totems lining every single wall in triplicateAll Shadow's friends can live there. Forever. And they'll never need to leave. Why would they ever think of leaving the castle, where it's so safe and there are no assholes to kidnap, rape or mock them.
>>25313514Eh, Mike's a little over the top, but only because he was so overt (and apparently honest with us, I kinda hoped it was mostly mind games to get us to send Auri on a wild goose chase, the failure of which would help erode her faith in us...). Other than that I liked his unrepentant sociopathy. The problem is that I don't trust some of my fellow players not to press all the wrong buttons with this guy and get both Auri and Flint killed...
>>25313617Eh, give it time. Not all characters are fonts of personality right from the get go like Flint and even Auriel to an extent.
>>25313617> he has said barley anything since his Banished Prince monologue.That's true. Probably one of the reasons I'm totally fine with leaving him behind too.
>>25313514Hey, did we get any humanity for comforting Abigail, SM?
>>25313626And then the meteor struck, and all was not well...
>>25313646yeah that stuff happened.
I think starting from the Battle of Evinbrook would make the most sense for the hint search.
>>25313646Yeah, we got like 50 points when she compared us to her parents and said she loved us.It made my heart hurt.
>>25313684...And she saw the angels take us away in a cage while we desperately tried to reassure her.Woo boy. I don't think she's happy right now.
>>25313703That's the part I'm wondering about.
>>25313703Eh, her uncle will think of something to calm her down with. If nothing else he'll lie and say we'll be alright.
>>25313703We did say we'd be back when they were taking us away.And we have a pretty good track record for fulfilling that sort of promise so far.
>>25313737>calm her downpft, if anything it will bring about a change in her that will reveal her to be the reincarnation of the spirit elemental
>>25313737>the person you love most is taken away by cruel looking people that burn with light>don't worry your smelly old uncle will comfort you>and so will your teacher, who is just a friend of that person you loved, and also smelly
>>25313769Give it 5 years and she'll be storming Ring City to get Shadow back.
>>25313769>and they look like lepers...
>>25313788oh god we don't wanna be here that longbut it would be amazing to see just how powerful Abigail really is, considering her age and lack of extensive training
>>25313788See? Perfectly healthy outcome.
>>25313788only for us to show up 2 days late already escaped and united the elves, saved geb and the dwarves and killed the pale lady.
>>25313754And this is a bad thing how exactly? We need heavy hitters for what's to come.
>>25313844She'll be under Fang's control.
>>25313859The spirit elemental under Fangs control? I think not>>25313844never said it was
>>25313746It might be best for use to not fulfill it this time.Striking out on our own is probably a good idea at this point.
>>25313859So we make sure Fang doesn't survive the war. Big deal.
>>25313878True, just remember that we'll need to double back for the staff of the winds or whatever at some point.
>>25313859Fang's an okay guy.I mean, sure, he's a bit of a dick politically, but you can't help but love his brand of snark.
>>25313878Geb is our next immediate goal, and we need the staff of winds for that.Which means that once we escape and get Flint and Auriel to come along, our next destination is Archon. This is the halfway point in the game where your party gets split and there is a timeskip. The part which follows is a chapter devoted to tracking down the party members and persuading them to follow you again.
>>25313859Your point? We aren't planning to open up a daycare, we need warriors and weapons. Let Fang keep her under control, mostly sane and pointed in the right direction.
>>25313952>persuading them to follow you again.Or, alternatively, find a new party.Or go it alone. We have options.
I'm starting to think Erebus had the right of it, with the whole "aloof, uncaring, uninvolved, unresponsive" bit.Getting involved in human affairs seems to lead to a whole lot of pain.
>>25314000Erebus mastered the art of not giving a fuck.But he couldn't turn it off.Also, Justice.
>>25314000And avoiding them led to death. Also, we seriously need a public relations team.
>>25314040>public relations team.That can be Abby-Sabby
I think, when the time comes for Elementomachy 2: Electric BOOgaloo our organization should be structured something like this.>Abby, Flint, maybe Joey as a completely and totally loyal lackey.>Their trusted seconds and lieutenants.>Generals>The rest of the military chain of command.We need to keep a VERY FUCKING TIGHT LEASH on everyone without being directly involved in very much at all.
FUCK25 THREADSKNOW WHAT WE FOUND IN THREAD 5?We FOUND THE FUCKING sword blade thing. Shadowy sword blade. It was in the chest. We found those other shards later, in another chest, but a shadow pool. Where we consumed the shard of isolation.What if she sword blade is a shard of true darkness?
I wonder how many people realize we've only existed for like 2 weeks. This is some serious power growth we're having. 1 year from now the world will be a very different place. Very. (Especially since we'll have all of dem sweet sweet purple upgrades)
>>25314389I thought the same thing earlier, but I assumed it was too retarded to be true.
>>25314389That was thread 6, here is the relevant passage.>You stare at the sword. Your gaze seems drawn, no, STUCK on the thing.>Time seems to slow down. Flint's footsteps fade into the darkness.>You're reminded of something. Something even the wall in your memory can't hold back...>...your senses flash back to you.>8 flames burn in your vision. Of the 8, three are close - three others, three existences, pillars, foundations, three Others...spirit, like orange mist...water, like blue rivers...earth, soil, the smell of a spring morning...>And then, distant - so far you're not even sure they're in this world, but so clear you know they're there absolutely - wind as the searing air of a desert, fire like a volcano's wrath, lightning from an angry thundercloud ->Light to pierce darkness.>The sensations fade. But they're there, hovering.>Spirit - you can feel it - Spirit is close. Just to the south.>Water is far to the southwest.>Earth, far to the southeast.>The other four...impossibly far, even for you to tell.Then, later >You flash a note of caution to Flint. He stays his hands. "What is it?">You send him an image of the shard.I think this might be it, and I feel kind of retarded.
I think the take away message is that playing along with an act is never the right choice. Last time we barely managed to avoid ending up imprisoned because we stopped playing along, and then now we actually did end up imprisoned because we decided it was a good idea after all. If we try to pretend to be anything, we're just going to get trapped in a "if you want to keep playing along, you need to completely fuck yourself over" type situation.Also we really need to stop trusting other people. SM expected us to be suspicious of everyone, so when we weren't we ended up getting fucked over. From here on out, we need to follow our own path, and not trust others to have our interests at heart. Because it's become pretty clear that no one does.
>>25314403At this rate, a year from now we'll just be in someone else's cage.
>>25314439the problem with NOT playing along is that Yi Fang could squash us. And when SM put forth the option of running it wasn't phrased in a way that made it seem like 'flee and regroup' it was more like 'flee and abandon our friends to their fates'
>>25314436We just left that shard, and the other fragments with Fang. We gave him our fanny pack. Fuck.
Also my opinion is it's something to do with fusing the shards/us together. Maybe >>25314389 is right and we need to take it in aswell?
>>25314466The second we get our fanny pack back, we CONSUME the fuck outta those shards. Granted, that's probably going to be 3 or 4 threads from now.
>>25314389>>25314436Hmmm... what if, once we collect enough shards, we became able to summon some kind of shadow sword?
>>25314019Except humans aren't at all interested in justice.So really, we're much better off going back to just trying to figure out what our deal is. The current focus on human troubles hasn't gotten us anywhere.
>>25314436so our caution in NOT CONSUME as it will destroy precious artifacts... was in fact the wrong choice.
>>25314458Personally, I think fleeing and abandoning the group is probably the best course. Our ability to help them is essentially nonexistent given the reaction to what we are. Everyone involved would be better off if we went our separate ways. They wouldn't have to deal with a party member who everyone and their dog tries to kill on sight, and we wouldn't have anything that might prevent us from running away at mach 3 if things got too rough to handle.
>>25314483If ever, given that we're not going to be a match for Sandalphon at any point in the foreseeable future.
>>25314544fucking off and doing our own thing is pretty well OOC at this point, we've been spending our entire time gathering people together. First with Flint and Abigail, Then with the various other people who have gravitated towards us. If you haven't noticed our party has gotten quite large. Hell the last threads have been all about precisely that. Getting back together with Abigail. Abandoning anyone would be at this point something Shadow would not do unless forced by circumstance.
Maybe we were actually Erebus' sword. Not him.That would make things... interesting
>>25314680.... i like it.
>>25314648> fucking off and doing our own thing is pretty well OOC at this pointWe've run off to do thing ourselves numerous times.Also, I think getting imprisoned and turned into the pet of a sadistic torturer angel becuase of our concern for the group would definitely be cause for a completely in-character reassessment of our priorities. Especially considering that one of the members of that party seems perfectly content to not only leave us in that torturer's care, but also fool around with him as well.
>>25314770let me clarify fucking off and doing our own thing while the fate of our companions is uncertain is OOC. If they were in a safe place we would be alright with going on quests without them.
>>25314809Our ability to help Abigail has not improved, there is still the issue of Fang being able to step on us.Our ability to help Flint is severely limited by his relationship with Auriel, who is back where she always wanted to be. He won't want to leave her, she won't want to leave period, and they'll both be stuck in that position. And again, there is the issue of powerful NPCs more than capable of simply stepping on us if we make trouble.We can't help them at this point, so whether or not they're being left in a safe place or not makes zero difference. Safe or not, we're equally unable to help them.
>>25314892Yi Fang isn't a threat to Abigail, as he seems to want her to prosper. The threat is from his Scholomance. Which we know from Obis is a death trap for students. And Auriel has not given any indication she plans on abandoning Flint and Flint still needs to get rid of that parasite, which only Yi Fang has shown the ability to do so. So I doubt either them are 'stuck' here.As far as powerful NPCs stepping on us if we make trouble... well theres one right nearby who is quite weakened due to a curse. And we have very good reason to want him dead. With him consumed we might be able to get some more stealth abilities like Compress and whatever Silent leads to in order to sneak on by the more astute angels.
>>25314985> As far as powerful NPCs stepping on us if we make trouble... well theres one right nearby who is quite weakened due to a curse.And he's far from the only NPC there, plenty of whom are way out of our league even if we had another 20 or so XP to play with. What we need is the ability to flee, and we don't have that if we have to cart around a party of humans. We essentially don't have flight or particularly good speed because we can't use it when we're stuck with a human party. The party moves at the speed of its slowest member, which means that if we want to be able to utilize our abilities to escape, that slowest member needs to be us.
>>25315111actually we CAN cart around a bunch of NPCs. Juggernaut and replicate gave us the ability to form a winged carriage that we can put people into and easily carry.
>>25315135In which case it will still completely cripple any attempt to go undetected, thus forcing us into a head-on confrontation that we WILL lose.
>>25315135Too bad we get stuck underfuckingground the second we acquire said ability.You're riding a trollercoaster, son.
>>25315193aren't we high up at the moment?>>25315192once we have everyone together enough to go on a carriage ride... its supersonic time and we don't care about stealth. All Aboard Shadow Airlines. Next Stop: Archon.
>>25315216First we were in Magcocks rape mines. Then we were in the airship of rape surrounded by demigods. Now we're in the sociopath angel Michael's rape dungeon.First underground, then high up, now I have no clue. I was under the impression that this was a basement of some tower, but he did say "open a window" so it may be higher up.
>Auriel jogs to the window and thrusts it open. Cool air whips in from the outside. You realize you're rather high up.yup we're high up. gotta remember angels = wings.
>Now realizing that we never got bird-anons shitty comicsThis is why today's threads sucked so much dick.
>>25315247Not like it matters now anyway. We have no party to escape with.
>>25315216> once we have everyone together enough to go on a carriage rideThis is going to be a lot more difficult than you seem to think. We are smack in the middle of fuck-shadow central.
>>25315333I didn't say it'd be easy... but it shouldn't be impossible.
>>25315354Considering it's become pretty clear that this was The Wrong Choice, I think it's perfectly reasonable to expect only painful options for a little while.
>>25315400SM actually did mention that there will be only pain for the next few threads, because otherwise we won't appreciate doing well.
>>25315550if this shit lasts more than 2 threads, we won't appreciate anything at all
Today was awful. And I will continue to bitch about it in every thread.
>>25314985> And Auriel has not given any indication she plans on abandoning Flint and Flint still needs to get rid of that parasite, which only Yi Fang has shown the ability to do so. So I doubt either them are 'stuck' here.At this point, I would be perfectly fine leaving Auriel behind. If she's fine with leaving us as Michael's latest pet, I see no reason why we shouldn't return the favor.
>Auriel goes searching for body>Uses raise zombie>Armless corpses start worming their way out of the ground.hueheuheuheuehuheuehuheuhuheuheuehuehueheuhe
>>25314680If this is true, since we broke a Shard I think we may be irrevocably screwed.