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Michael enters the room. "Good morning, Shadow." He waves a hand.

The machinery assembles itself around your cage. It forms a square U-shape around your head. The inside is bristling with rods and diodes and sharp sparking parts. You draw yourself away from the bars, glaring at the grey-green steel.

"This," Michael says, knocking the metal, "is adamantium, internally lined with an aluminum-copper alloy of my own design meant to channel away any offending magic." He grins, then leans casually on the machine. His bad arm dangles like a limp fish. "But I brought something better, today." He turns. "Get in here!"

If you had a throat, you'd gulp hard. He's called in extra help. But who could possibly help him?

Ila walks in through the door. Her eyes widen when she sees you sitting in the cage.

"You know, I was thinking," Michael says. "I've been fighting fire with water for a hundred years. Why not try some fire on for size?" He runs a finger down Ila's shoulder, letting it linger. She either knows better, or is still too stunned to react to his touch. "I think I'm going to enjoy this."

>con't

"Now. My lovely little Ila. Sit right there."

Ila doesn't move.

"SIT!" Michael screams.

She sits.

>con't
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I'm not particularly good at it, but drawing Mr. Crazy's face is fun.
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frst for plsing pls
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Rolled 44, 43, 84, 81, 7 = 259

>>25329092
why is he so killable
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"Place your hand on the lever. Your fingers in the appropriate slots. Gather plain shadow mana. The machine does the heavy lifting. Begin on my command." Michael busies himself adjusting parts of the machine. "...alright. Throw the switch."

Ila throws the switch. Clouds of shadow mana gather about her hand. But it's small. It slithers through the machine at a snail's pace.

"Channel like you mean it."

The flow increases slightly.

"I said channel."

"I am, Highest."

Michael backhands her. She's nearly knocked from her seat, but she uses the handle to hang on. "MORE, YOU IDIOTIC BITCH!"

Tears are leaking down Ila's face. Her hand trembles on the switch.

You know how hard it is for her to resist commands. In fact, it's impossible for her to hang on forever.

But she's trying.

What do you do?

>just do as he says. Don't provoke him. I can take it.
>hold on, Ila. Don't give in.
>write-in
>some other strategy
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Some people have mentioned possibly doing our Servant thing with Ila once we get a chance.

I have to say that sounds like a good idea. Not something we can do right now, but it'd be good to keep in mind when we escape with her in tow and beat the shit out of Michael.
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>>25329092
Same thing as yesterday, but our distraction will be our wisp-bro. Ask Ila to hide wisp-bro.
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>>25329134
Personally I just imagine him as a blonde Two-Face wannabe.
He's got the split personality and everything.
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>>25329134
just reverse the image, its his left side thats all messed up but good job anyway
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>>25329153
>just do as he says. Don't provoke him. I can take it.
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>>25329134
>Michael's face when
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I really, really, really want to bust out of this cage. Right now.
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>>25329160

Wisp bro has not returned from his assigned mission to inform Flint of your current status.
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>>25329153
>just do as he says. Don't provoke him. I can take it.
It's shadow mana, hell it might be good for us.
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>>25329160
I like this. Do it.
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>>25329153

<What's the matter, Michael? Too scared to do things yourself? Too weak? Must you use a helpless woman that you've threatened into submission to do your dirty work?>

Fuck yeah, I'm going to taunt him, I don't give a shit.
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>>25329190
Yeah it's kinda strange that he doesn't realize that. Even the hostile shadow magic the demon lord used rolled right off of us. Let's try and take it.
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Rolled 29

>>25329153
>just do as he says. Don't provoke him. I can take it.
I have seem what he is like. i refuse to let you do anything that would cause him to be even worse to you than he already has.

>>25329194
we sent wispbro to find flint
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>>25329153

<Channel me your energies. This one violates all that is Justice and I wish to provide him the reckoning he so greatly deserves. Remember the fight with the Demon...>
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>>25329165
>>25329180
GET OUT OF MY HEAD.
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>>25329202
Do it. Maybe then we can blow his ass up again!
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>>25329153

>>just do as the little cripple says

I think we should provoke him make him angry and stupid so he makes a mistake.
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>>25329153
She has to do it, I don't think we want her to suffer. Lets take the hit from him and talk with her in brainchat. Maybe she can get something out of him.
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>>25329153
Impress her with our resistance last time. We're not dodging this bullet unfortunatly, so we'll need to make sure he keeps using her instead of some other shadow mage with no liking of us.
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>>25329153
>just do as he says. Don't provoke him. I can take it.
Wait, aren't we basically immune to shadow?

Encourage her to pour as much power as possible into the machine and consume it as it hits us. We will grow stronger and destroy the cage.
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>>25329207
>>25329204

Seconding these.
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>berserk is always an option
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anyway now that I'm slightly calm
(hah, no I'm not)

>>25329153
>don't worry Ila I will be fine.
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What's the status on breaking out of the cage again? 8 to go?
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>>25329209
But I am you.

You really need to get that schizophrenia treated some time.
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>>25329153
<oh h-hi Micheal-sensai>
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>>25329233
Hunger might enjoy eating that shadow stuff. We're also extremely resistant to our own element.
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>>25329233
It's designed to make fire magic, which we are somewhat weak to.
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>>25329153
can we pretend to be in more pain than we were when he was using his own magic on us unless it actualy does hurt more
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>>25329207
>>25329234

And let him know that we know each other? Are you dense? Think of the horrible thing he will do to her just to hurt us.
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>>25329276
Ever heard of the saying "Fight fire with fire"? So fighting us like that obviously means shadow. Insert personal insult and pre-emptive counter-riposte.
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Rolled 6

>>25329153
>just do as he says. Don't provoke him. I can take it.
thank you Ila. i know how hard this is for you. but do not make it harder for yourself on my account
i just realized something. right now i think Ila is the only character besides the sage that has sacrificed for us without asking. she is putting herself through pain to lessen our own.
we do this like breathing, our suffering doesnt matter it seems. but only the sage has sacrificed anything but dignaty and truth for us.
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>>25329276
he was refering to "fight fire with fire" not actual fire
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>>25329306
There are only two people we know to have Telepathy, us and Fang. People without telepathy can't pick it up.
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>>25329306
Though speech you dum-dum. Telepathy.
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>>25329306

We can use telepathy so that only she can hear.
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I still think we might be the shard of wrath and haven't awakened our nature yet, at least not completely. Granted, there isn't that much evidence to support this theory, but there is some, at least in my mind. First, there's the fact that we have the berserk ability, which is something that is typically associated anger. There's also the humanity/temerity stats, which represent the two faces of wrath (burning, impassioned fury and cold, calculated hatred). But what struck as the most telling was the burst of anger in Palthair after Magcock teleported away.

I mean, I'm probably wrong but hey, I figure it's better to kick in my two cents and actually contribute a new take on things.
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>>25329310
Yes, i realized that right after I posted it.
I was thinking about our fire weakness.
also, I need sleep.
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>>25329320
Nope. We've talked to others in our party with it before. More than impressions, even.
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I would suggest that when Ila hits us with the shadow-powered magic from the machine, we should act like we are profoundly hurt by it. You know, scream in pain, cry for mercy, etc.

If Michael thinks we've been beaten, perhaps we can take him by surprise.
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<Just do as he says, Ila.>

She looks up. The flow of mana increases. Her will to fight the order is fading rapidly.

<I'm Shadow. You won't hurt me.>

Ila sets herself and shoves mana into the contacts. Purple shadow twists through the diodes. Power begins to spin on the edge of the needles.

<When the time comes...his comeuppance will be swift. It will be brutal. And it will be without mercy.> You smile. <Until then, endure.>

Michael strokes Ila's shoulder as she puts real effort into the task. "That's it...almost there. Good girl." He lays his own hand on the other side of the machine. Light energy forms on the diodes opposite hers. "On my count of three, put everything you have into it," Michael says, "or I'll finish the job I started when I ripped your soul out of this shell you call a body. Is that understood?"

"Yes, Highest," Ila says.

"1. 2. 3."

Magic flares.

What do you do?

>take the hit and endure
>use Hunger to eat the incoming magic
>attempt to repel the blow with Isolation
>some other strategy
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>>25329349
Anybody can hear telepathy directed at them, but they can't respond with telepathy. They have to respond verbally.
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>>25329320
>>25329349
Wait, nevermind. Completely misread what you said.
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>>25329333
I honestly think we are the shard of morality more than something we haven't realy done.
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Rolled 93, 92, 37, 22, 47 = 291

>>25329356
eat it, we hungry
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>>25329356

>attempt to repel the blow with Isolation
Isolation was just strengthened and Hunger is probably slightly weak from yesterday.
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>>25329356
>attempt to repel the blow with Isolation
Had not thought of that, lets give it a shot. It might damage the cage.
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>>25329356
Is he trying to feed us I wonder?
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>>25329356
>use Hunger to eat the incoming magic

<"THANKS FOR THE MEAL.">
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>>25329356
Munch munch.
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>>25329356

Let's give Isolation a shot.
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>>25329384
Nah, we repaired hunger to the level it was at yesterday.
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>>25329356
HE'S THE ONE THAT KNOWS HOW SOUL RIPPING WORKS! I'M EXCITED AND THRILLED TO KILL HIM!

Use Hunger.
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>>25329387
Wait, is he trying to get us to EAT Ila?
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>>25329356

.. oh hey theres an idea. Use both. Isolation on the Light Magic, Hunger on the shadow magic.
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>>25329399
Aaah, but we have to torture him into giving Ila her soul back first. Or maybe it will just return once we kill him. Who knows.
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>>25329356
>>use Hunger to eat the incoming magic

Do it.
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>>25329403
No? At least if that is what's going on I haven't read it.
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>>25329356
Hunger all the way!
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>>25329415
her soul is trapped in a jar. presumbly we have to break the jar.
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>>25329356
Eat the incoming magic, but do as >>25329355
suggest.

Act like we're in terrible pain.
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>>25329356
Before I respond, can we shape ambient shadow magic cast by others?
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Rolled 59

>>25329356
>attempt to repel the blow with Isolation
we save hunger for now. we will need it. i suspect this will not be the only time tries something today.
and i want to see if we can hunger powered consume someone. Daraxis made a comment about taking knowledge. i want to take everything this guy has if possible
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>>25329412
This is a fantastic idea. Use Isolation's increased power to cover for Hunger a little bit, too.
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>>25329356
Hes expecting hunger thats why he brought his special magic syphon adamantium thing lets hit him with isolation
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>>25329434

That sounds like a good idea.
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>>25329415

Its not a bad idea but it could work.
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>>25329355
>>25329434
This, even as we try to use hunger.
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>>25329258
Things just got disturbing.
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>>25329412

Now THERE's an idea.

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Vote 1:
>eat it all (hunger shard)

Vote 2:
>repel it all (isolation shard)

Vote 3:
>eat the shadow, repel the light (use both shards)
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>>25329456
>Vote 3
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>>25329456
3
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>>25329356
>attempt to repel the blow with Isolation
he will surely be expecting we do the same trick as last time so lets show him something different
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>>25329456
3
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>>25329456
Okay, taking the third option.
Vote 3
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>>25329456

Vote for 3
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Vote 3:
>eat the shadow, repel the light (use both shards)

>>25329456
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Rolled 24

>>25329456
I am liking 3. but i am terrified of running the hunger shard dry. well we can probably get 2 uses out of it
3
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>>25329412
TASTY ENERGY so good SO HUNGRY eating eating consuming CONSUMING.

All the while we're alone in here. The light magic doesn't even start to penetrate the empty void of our loneliness, we're doomed to remain solitary and not even pain will bring us relief, as it can't find us.
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>>25329456

Let's go with 3

Why the hell not
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>>25329456
3
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>>25329456
3
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>>25329456
3.
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3 it is.

Roll 1d100
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Rolled 21, 13, 31, 80, 15 = 160

>>25329456
3
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I think most of the votes went to 3. Just a cursory guess and some napkin math. Double check anyone?
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Rolled 67

>>25329505
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>>25329456
>Vote 1

I vote one.
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Rolled 21

>>25329505
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Rolled 52

>>25329505
rolling
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Speaking of light, we should buy light resistance soon.
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Rolled 43

>>25329505
HERE WE GOOOOOOOO
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Rolled 24

>>25329505
OH BOY WITH HOPE WE HAD
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Rolled 16

>>25329505
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Hi, SM. Long time reader, first time poster. Just want to say I've been loving the quest, and don't worry about the people who've had a few complaints in the last few threads. You're an awesome GM, you're seriously one of the best on /tg right now. This quest is going to become so awesome once we get out of here and CONSUME this monster of an angel. Keep up the good work, and I for one can't wait until we get back to the rest of the group.
Also, guys, just a reminder that this quest now has its own page on TvTropes! Check it out!

And finally, vote 3. We're going to kill this son of a bitch if it's the last thing we do, but first things first, we protect Ila too.
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>>25329510

Triple check my count for me, it was really close.
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Rolled 22

>>25329505

GIVE AND TAKE, BITCH
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Rolled 7

>>25329505
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Rolled 27

>>25329505
Maybe this roll won't fail as usual.
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Rolled 79

>>25329505
rolling a second time just because.
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Rolled 51

>>25329505
come on 100
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Rolled 62

>>25329505

roll
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Rolled 92

>>25329505
Roll
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Rolled 66

>>25329505

Rollan'
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>>25329534
>Also, guys, just a reminder that this quest now has its own page on TvTropes! Check it out!
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>>25329513
>>25329523
Hmmm... not bad. Isolation shard probably gets a bonus from being supercharged. Hunger shard is probably a flat role.
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>>25329535
>Triple
you sly dog you
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>>25329524
I don't believe light resistance is available at this point.

Considering light is our opposed element, I'd assume that's the last resistance available, if at all.
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>>25329513
>>25329518
>>25329523

The dice can go FUCK THEMSELVES.
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Rolled 82

>>25329505
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>>25329564
well we just had a nat 100, we can't get them all the time.
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>>25329552
Le /tg/ culture XD
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>>25329564
Hopefully all our planning is background bonuses, we also didn't get any crit fails or supercrit fails. So there's that.
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>>25329534

I really appreciate that. Thank you.

I think /tg/ hates TV Tropes, though.

>>25329513
>>25329518
>>25329523

Meh.

Too bad for the dice-gods you had a kick-ass plan.
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>>25329534
I like how the tvtropes page says Shadow seems to identify as male when he said that he doesn't want to identify with either gender because the whole concept has caused him nothing but grief.
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>>25329564
Meh. Two out of three are above average. Statistically, we couldn't hope for much better.
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>>25329576
>>25329577
All of my yes.
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>>25329577
so my plan gave us enough of a bonus to do well even with miocre rolls?

woo I contributed!
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>>25329577
>Too bad for the dice-gods you had a kick-ass plan.

I hope that isn't sarcasm! :D
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Rolled 87

>>25329563

It is, check again the shadow aura tree.
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mediocre... somehow I lost half that word.
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>>25329574
This isn't a culture thing. This is a "TV Tropes is gay" thing. It would be culture if we were defending elf slave wat do threads.
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>>25329610
Lightning?
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>>25329577
>I think /tg/ hates TV Tropes, though.

Most of 4chan hates TV Tropes from what I've seen.

As someone who used to regularly edit the site, I understand perfectly why.
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>>25329577
>Too bad for the dice-gods you had a kick-ass plan.
God bless circumstance bonuses.
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my guess is light resistence is after Eclipse.
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>>25329610
That's LightNING resistance, bro.
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>>25329577
DON'T FORGET YOUR SARCASM BRACKETS!
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>>25329610
LightNING resistance. Important difference.
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Rolled 13

>>25329623

Oh a shit you are right my mistake.
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>>25329630
I kinda want to force that picture into Hyperion's mind should we ever find him.
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Rolled 27

>>25329626

In the beginging it was good and well love by everyone. But then all the "this troper" crap became rampant and it never recover from the damage it did to its reputation.
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Shadow erupts from one end of the cage. It just shoves you over more than anything - but it serves a purpose. To put you in prime position for the Light.

The light reaches you. You see Michael's face bend in concentration. Searing fingers of light dive into your skin, hunting for your power.

This time, you're ready.

-EAT!-

You envelope the Shadow. You feel power returning to you. Ila seems to notice. She hunches low, then pours more into her effort. Michael's too busy concentrating to care. You devour her mana like a snack.

Your magic floods back to you. The shadow power you're eating is counteracting the cage's suppression. It's damaged, too - the combined force is too much for it to handle.

The Isolation shard hums. No intrusion. No nothing.

Alone.

A green wave of energy like frozen ice grabs onto the fingers and shoves them back to the outside of the cage. There, they stay, battling for dominance.

What do you do?

>This is the chance you've been waiting for. Use shadow assault!
>No, shadow beam!
>Berserk, activate!
>some other strategy
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>Nightflare the cage.
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>>25329682
Nightblaze.

10 mana Then rip Michael's arms off.
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>>25329682
>No, shadow beam!
We bought it for a reason, and it does mroe damage.
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>>25329682
Shadow Beam, aimed through the cage and at Michael, considering how accurate it is supposed to be.
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>>25329704
nightblaze is too noticable.
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Rolled 55, 58, 100, 79, 53 = 345

>>25329682
use nightblaze at max mp
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>>25329682
>The Isolation shard hums. No intrusion. No nothing.
>Alone.

Holy shit, do we have our own AT field generator now?

Also, SHADOW ASSAULT, GO. We're far more specced towards physical attack, and I don't want to Berserk out with Ila in the room!
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>>25329682
NIGHTBLAZE MAXIMUM POWER
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>>25329704
>>25329707
Actually yeah, changing my Shadow Beam vote to Nightblaze because it's reliable.
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Rolled 36, 47, 61, 50, 17 = 211

>>25329716
at?
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>>25329682
Punch a hole in Mike, show him true loneliness with isolation.
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>>25329716
Shadow beam does more damage.

The only advantage of assault is that it hits multiple targets. We only want Michael
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>>25329682

NIGHTOBRAZU! NIGHTBLAZE! NOW!
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>>25329682
Shadow beam fis bloody arm off
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>>25329682
>No, shadow beam!
We don't want to accidentally shoot/dismember Ila.

Fire the beam through the gap of broken bars we made earlier. If possible, right into Michael. If not, at the control panel.
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>>25329712
We can target the cage exclusively.
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>>25329682
Blaze it up!
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Rolled 37

>>25329682
I want to say shadow beam, but we have to get the fuck out of this cage. nightflare the cage then go juggernaught on michael's two tone ass. but not beserk. we do not want to hurt Ila.
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>>25329715
Stop rolling 5 goddamn dice.
You're wasting all the 100's.
Yes, I believe probability works like this when it comes to dice, sue me.
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Rolled 55

Just saying, nightblaze might break her soul-sever spell as well. For better or worse.
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>>25329735

Ah, good point.
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>>25329735
It also cost less mana, but y'know.
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Everyone, nuking every enchantment within 150 meters is NOT subtle.
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>>25329682
Nightblaze the cage and then break out and punch Mike in the dick.
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>>25329682
420 NIGHTBLAZE IT FAGGOT
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>>25329763
Seriously, might as well shoot out a flare giving away our position.
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>>25329763
>>25329745
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>>25329770

BLAZE DA NIGHT ERRY DAY
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>>25329763

A minimum power Nightblaze is good enough. Besides, we're noping out of the tower immediately.
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>>25329740
>NIGHTOBRAZU!

I wasn't even thinking about nightblaze. Makes sense.

Max power is probably a good idea. But do you want to radiate it, or use the alternate, and focus it on the cage specifically?
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>>25329772
It isn't if we define it to one spell.
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Rolled 82

>>25329682
the problem i have with shadow beam is it does not garentee us getting out of the cage. i want out.
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>>25329772
So uh

Who doesn't know our position right now?

I mean we're only sitting right in front of FUCKING MICHAEL here.
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>>25329757
I think breaking the Soul Sever is more of Purify's gig.
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Rolled 47

>>25329716

Shadow beam could work better. Its single target and we are close range. Either that or nightblaze.
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>>25329763
Agreed. Nightflaring the cage is our best option
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>>25329785

>Focus on the cage and PUNCH MICHAEL'S DICK TO SMITHEREENS!
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>>25329763
>>25329770
Nightflare. Use tha mana we're getting from Ila to break the cage.
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>>25329785
Yes, targeting the cage.
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Rolled 100

>>25329785
nightblaze the cage specifically. I do not want to chance this thing surviving
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>>25329785
use it on the cage
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>>25329785
I'll take focus on d' cage
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>>25329785
Nightflare fucking everything in a 150 meter radius.
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>>25329682
MAXIMUM NIGHTBLAZED FOCUSED ON HIS ENCHANTED ANGEL SOUL
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Rolled 25

>>25329785

Yes, focus it on the cage.
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>>25329785
Focus it on the cage and Michael, divided evenly. Shatter the cage and cut him off from his power for a moment.
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>>25329682
If we do nightblase can we keep it small enough that it only hits the cage and then immediately shadow beam him
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>>25329763
It's Michael's tower. The only enchantments you'll be breaking are his, and he'll be alerted no matter how we play this.
As for detection spells, you can't detect something erasing you.
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>>25329811
I... .....

fuck you
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>>25329811

If Shadow Master is kind enough, That ought to do it...
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>>25329811
The gods have spoken.
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>>25329811

SM, we have our answer. Also 100 fuck the hell yes.
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>>25329811
...Waster.

>>25329785
Definitely just the cage.
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>>25329811
stahp
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>>25329811
STOP ROLLING for fuck's sake. Wasting these.
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>>25329785
Let's hit the cage with it.

If we can dispel the light magic on it, we'll be able to Kool-Aid Man right through the bars and pull Michael's limbs off.
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>>25329785
I say focus on the cage. Flint said that that Erebus' more powerful servants had antimagic. So they'll know a huge wave is us.

Then activate berserk.
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>>25329811
Ha, ha. I agree with this plan, but you should've probably spared that roll for when it was asked for!
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>>25329811
If only the roll had been called...
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>>25329785
EVERYTHING

We want to get rid of as many wards around here so we can make a break for it ASAP.

I mean christ we're only in Michael's sanctum here. Who knows what kind of shit he's got up here?

We'd probably take out any alarms too, meaning we'd have more time to GTFO.
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>>25329811
Please. Pwetty pwease?

With a chewwy on tawp?
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>>25329832
>expecting SM to accept a roll that isn't linked to a call for rolls just because it's a 100
Get a load of this guy
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>>25329811

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Devil's choice:

(1) Don't take this 100. Roll to blast away the cage. Considering it's weakened, you'll probably do fine.

(2) Take the 100 and accidentally, as some people might say, do TOO well.
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>>25329854
There's an open window like, next to us. And our wisp was able to enter and exit through it.
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>>25329839
>>25329840
The cage is already weak, if we hit Michael too he won't be able to immediately hit us with light magic.
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>>25329871
Vote 1
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>>25329871
Fuck it. Do too well.
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>>25329871
>(2) Take the 100 and accidentally, as some people might say, do TOO well.
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>>25329785
hey can we do>>25329820
to shut him down like ariel even for just a moment
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>>25329871
it isn't possible to do too well. I choose 2. I hope michael gets ruined.
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>>25329871
Now you are just toying with us SM.
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>Two 100s
>Both wasted
I'd like to dedicate this picture to every one of you faggots that keep their rolls on.

>>25329874
...When Michael wasn't here. Unfortunately he's RIGHT IN FRONT OF US right now.
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>>25329871
(2)
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>>25329871
If we take the 100, can we do a 150ft wide antimagic nuking?
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>>25329871
Gee, you're being real fuckin' subtle about which choice you want.
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>>25329871
I dont like the sound of that too well
lets go with 1
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>>25329871

We might kill Ila. Oh well.

>2
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Rolled 27, 74, 58, 73, 72 = 304

>>25329871
oh dear
no dont take it, use nightblaze on a small radius and then shadow beam micheal proceding to the CONSUME
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>>25329871
the munchkin in me wants 1, but 2 sounds like it would make a better story. wait. humm. how would it work to well.


we are going to banish his curse. do it anyway
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>>25329871
2

time to go all out
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>>25329871

1
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>>25329871
2 because too well is still success
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>>25329905
Allow me to provide you a better middle finger gif.
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>>25329871
Guys, if we take the 100 it might fuck up Steward's camo.
DON'T DO IT
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>>25329871
2

Take the 100, do the massive nightblaze wave
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>>25329871
I would say go with 2 because as they say.

Too much of a good thing is a...good thing.
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>>25329871
>(2) Take the 100 and accidentally, as some people might say, do TOO well.
Only if we can use wide-area though.
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>>25329871

True. I recall a thread where High=Good, and we rolled a 1... got us a relatively intact MS...

voting 1
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>>25329937
2

we chose to focus on the cage so hopefully it'll just be that.
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>>25329936
I was just assuming it would banish Ila to the nether or something.
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>>25329936
Fucker wanted to observe. I hope he gets an eyefull.
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>>25329871
2, for "Wreck his Shit"
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>>25329871
Voting 1.
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>>25329935
If it makes for a good story, then why the hell not!


2
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Rolled 34, 35, 69, 18, 49 = 205

>>25329936
On god, what if we kill steward?
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>>25329871
1 please
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>>25329871
Voting 2.

I don't want to risk rolling a 1 later and staying trapped. As it is, the worst case scenario is that Michael is too strong to kill and we jump out the window and supersonic away.
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>>25329871
This is going to end in tears
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>>25329947
Well that's a pretty stupid assumption considering we already know her soul in locked up with the angels and her body is in front of us. Derp.
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>>25329979

>inb4 Michael is in personal possession of Ila's soul
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>>25329871
i say 1. there is to much magic near us we want to keep
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>>25329871
2

Steward wanted to see us get out of this situation and it's time to show him just what we can do.
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Rolled 51

>>25329871

1 we dont want to call to much attention
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Rolled 69

>>25329871
1. I don't want to ruin steward.
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>>25329871

2
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Don't take the 100. Too much juice, and we might bite off more than we can chew. Besides, the cage is weak as it is.

1
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>>25329988
Kubo-tier would never forgive SM for that.
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>>25329871
2
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>>25329871
god damn it, SM. If we pick 2, you better take the next 1 we roll that isn't linked. Anything else will lose a good chunk of the respect I had for you.
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2
>>25329871
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>>25329871
2 pls
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>>25329871

2
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>>25329871

cutting off votes
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Everyone saying we're immediately running, we're tearing Mikey apart.
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what if the doing too well involves breaking michael's hold on lla's soul?
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11 1s
21 2s
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Rolled 22, 49, 42, 26, 32 = 171

>>25330044
itll prolly kill steward
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>>25330044
Then we grab her when we vamoose.
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>>25330043
In a very extreme sort of way.
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>>25329871
Are the other angels still in the room or did they leave after installing Michael's equipment?
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>>25330043
He is a powerful angel, you know. If we fight him, we need to do it quick and clean, before he knows what's happening
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>>25330051
The fucker wanted us to get out on our own. Well, we're getting out on our own.
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>>25330059
The text said they left.
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>>25329871
2

best choice for wrecking shit up
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>>25330043

I agree

>>25330056

No, we do it as quickly and efficient as possible not fucking around for this guy.
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18x 2
9x 1
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>>25330051
Steward is disposable. Dude showed up as an adversary, and as long as he's with us, we won't be able to eat any dynamos without him interfering.
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>>25330044
Then we murder his dumb ass.

After we get the location of the body, of course...
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>>25330061
Like when he's distracted by the "impenetrable" cage dissolving in a wave of antimagic?

Keep to his left.
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>>25330077
slowpoke.jpeg
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Rolled 34, 61, 3, 98, 30 = 226

>>25330068
but allance with dorf reminance
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>>25330043
Well, considering we are probably going to nullify a large portion of the tower, we might as well attack Michael at least a little before we run.
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>>25330029
>god damn it, SM. If we pick 2, you better take the next 1 we roll that isn't linked. Anything else will lose a good chunk of the respect I had for you.

This makes me sad, anon.

I'll think of something to balance the scales.


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You've taken the 100. Prepare for Nightblaze.
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>>25330091
>98
Please take off your dice. For the love of god.
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>>25330084
>Steward is disposable

FUCK YOU

I love our Magi-tech Dorfbot
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all thats left if the story. Time to gnaw some fingernails.
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>>25330106
He's a dick.
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>>25330080
We're still going to let him feel the isolation shard to weaken him up for the follow up consume.
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>>25330084
>Dude showed up as an adversary
The fuck you talking about? He's a potential ally that we're about to majorly piss off.
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Rolled 12, 65, 12, 19, 6 = 114

>>25330105
no pls
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Rolled 46

>>25330102

BLAZE IT UP, NIGGA
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>>25330043
And in doing so removing a highly polarizing and decisive figure from the oppositions organization. If Michael's crimes come to light it will be a serious blow to the Angels PR scheme, if he dies then we fucking martyr him.
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>>25330084
>Steward is disposable.
I agree with this, but not for the reasons you state.

He's disposable because he's a mass produced copy of the original Steward. Its why he's out here at all after all.
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>>25330091
We don't even know if there are any dwarves left.

Being allied with a semi-functional machine race in a small canyon region is almost entirely worthless.
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Rolled 99

>>25330102

HOLD ON TO YOUR BUTTS
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>>25330117
Most certainly, because that's going to weaken his ability to fight us a whole lot. Isolation shard will wreck his mangled mind.
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>>25330126
THIS so hard.

We need Michael ALIVE so we can villainize him.
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>>25330131
wut? Are you stupid? Think on what you just said.
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>>25330106
Steward would have attacked us if we didn't give him the dynamo we rightly claimed from the mech we defeated.

And he has never directly intervened on our behalf. For fuck's sake, even Auriel has been a better ally the Steward and she's a goddamn angel.
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>>25330149

Dude, fuck you.
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>>25330131
GIANT ROBOT-PILOTING MACHINE RACE.

Might be worth it for a Stoneskin golem of our very own.
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>>25330131
an entire city of them with giant mechs
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>>25330117

No, magic (healing, I know but still) is his forte, I think is best if we fight him physically.
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>>25330157
Nope. We need him dead because he's a high potential threat to us and ours.
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>>25330102
420 BLAZE IT
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>>25330118
he wanted to see our capabilities and show we did
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>>25330157
leaving him alive is also stupid. he's a consumate liar and will do everything in his power to see that those rumors die.
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>>25330149
>that wasted roll
Take the damn dice out already.
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>>25330129
Actually, if he can transmit his operating system equivalent back to base in its entirety, then you're right that what's with us is a disposable shell. Otherwise I disagree.
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>>25330102
For the love of all that is shadow, please don't immediately hulk out and kill Michael. Render him unconscious, dick punch him sure, but don't kill him. We need to prove he's a dick first.
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>>25330149
You are an asshole.
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>>25330189
I'm like 90% sure that he's been doing this on a regular basis.
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>>25330174
We already agreed on the isolation shard versus his tattered mind as a good idea. It's not magic so much as it is an incredible amount of projected feelings.
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>>25330168

Sorry, man, won't happen again.
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>>25330126
EXCELLENT POINT, but who would believe a shadow? What of a skeleton buried in a park, no one would believe it was an angel who murdered her.
Using spirit magic to find out? Again, who'd believe something as twisted and evil as SPIRIT?
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Rolled 53, 4, 80, 98, 37 = 272

>>25330186
shut it
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>>25330119
Don't pull a Bromont, wasting good rolls is a dick move.
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>>25330102
>This makes me sad, anon.
Bleh, now I feel like a hypocrit. I was the one telling people to take responsibility for our decisions last thread and stop blaming you. Meh, at least the idiots get to see what their choices have wrought, now.
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>>25330126

Nope the less angels there are the better, plus this guy is their main healer is better if we took him out right now.
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>>25330167
He helped us twice today even though he wasnt supposed to
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>>25330157
see that is the smart, manipulative thing.

we are not manipulative. never have been. he will die for his transgressions
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>>25330199
This! Also, knock Ila unconscious so she doesn't draw suspicion.
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>>25330199
Not really. Who would we prove it to?

Nobody in this city is going to believe the word of a shadow over an angel. Let's just kill him and be done with it.
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>>25330225
This is the best argument for why he should die that I have seen.
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>>25330199
err how? We're a shadow elemental the entire nation of angels wants to kill.

I see no way of proving his crimes that we can do. Plus he'd do everything in his power to sabotoge any investigation into it. Him dying and the proof coming out afterword would be enough for us.
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Rolled 15, 52, 89, 49, 24 = 229

>>25330214
>Bromont
is that what their calling it these days?
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>>25330117
Agreed.

>>25330174
We can use it after we melee by channeling it through our body.
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>>25330225
Just seems like less than the full measure of justice he deserves.
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>>25330223
>>25330167

Yeah, and he has being testing us all this time after this he will be our ally, unlike before went he was merly an observer.
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>>25330199
It wouldn't do any good. He's been doing these things for centuries while building rapport with his allies.
No amount of cute language is going to expose him and the evidence can be ignored or faulty, their justice system doesn't permit them to be wrong so there is no point in attempting that.
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>>25330185
Also whos going to believe us even if we show them the bodies
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>>25330239
On top of the fact that we just told Ila, who he has no doubt raped multiple times, that "his comeuppance will be swift. It will be brutal. And it will be without mercy."

Keeping him alive is OOC.
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>>25330261
no. it is the full mesure of shadow justice. we spare only those that are redeamable. we do not torture. that is the path of wrath. nothing is gained by torture and effort is lost.
justice demands a swift end. he is a lost cause. that is the worst insult that shadow can give
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>>25330279
True..
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>>25330279

Plus we need to kill him quickly so he cant order Ila to defend him.
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>>25330263
so? we tested the duke didnt we?
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Also I want to see the look on Li Fang's face when he hears that we killed Michael.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9ehcpw_DpE

The power runs through you.

Both shards vibrate with energy. They resonate with you, against each other - clashing - distinct. Discordant.

For a moment, they play a tone of pure harmony.

Nightblaze flares from you, coursing outward. It runs through the walls, the stone - even penetrating through to the adamantium frame that supports the delicate architecture of the inner city.

The cage comes vanishes. The machine goes dark. Ila is thrown back across the floor. The walls crack.

Michael tumbles to the floor, breathing heavily. The curse embedded in his skin begins to move. It crawls, slithers, as if it's alive.

You feel a thousand eyes watching you from that dark magic.

I TOLD YOU I WOULD SEE YOU AGAIN, LITTLE SHADOW.

Before you can focus on Legion's voice, Steward appears in the corner. Green and brown magics crackle around his circuits. He raises an arm toward you, and you feel some sort of magic leave his back, speeding away through the air.

He falls to pieces, and his core dies.

Michael screams in agony. He rolls across the floor, knocking into a chair. The curse writhes faster. The nightblaze only lasted for a moment - his own magics are again fighting it. But it's a desperate struggle.

Ila gets up on her feet. She looks at you. "I'm ordered to protect angels, Shadow!"

The walls crack again, and this time, the floor shakes. The entire tower moves under your feet.

What do you do?

>HP: 28/52
>mana: 20/20

>consume Michael. Beat Legion to the punch.
>bind Ila, then consume Michael
>kill Michael
>bind Ila, then kill Michael
>grab Ila and get out
>some other strategy
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>>25330279
I honestly want to think that guys a troll because no one can be stupid enough to believe that leaving their greatest healer alive who is also a torture fetishist rapist is a good idea at all or that Mr. Shadow would even consider it seeing as we've said we're going to end him when we can over the past 3 threads.
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>>25330325

>bind Ila, then consume Michael
10 mana bind.
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>>25330325
>consume Michael. Beat Legion to the punch.

EAT HIM FIRST
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>>25330325
>bind Ila, then CONSUME Michael
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>>25330325
>>bind Ila, then consume Michael
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>>25330325
>>consume Michael. Beat Legion to the punch.
it must be done
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>>25330325
>Before you can focus on Legion's voice, Steward appears in the corner. Green and brown magics crackle around his circuits. He raises an arm toward you, and you feel some sort of magic leave his back, speeding away through the air.
Oh hey, he really WAS disposable!

>bind Ila, then consume Michael
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>>25330325
Consume Michael, using Isolation shard.
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>>25330325
Bind and Dine.
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>>25330325

>bind Ila, consume Michael
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>>25330325
>>bind Ila, then consume Michael
This.
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>>25330325
>bind Ila, then consume Michael
Try not to hurt her any more than necessary. She'll understand once Michael is dead.
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>>25330325
>consume Michael. Beat Legion to the punch.
channel hunger while doing so.


>>25329926
i would like to point out that i was at least on the right track
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>>25330325
>bind Ila, then CONSUME Michael
tut tut, SM, not using the proper punctuation
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>consume Michael. Beat Legion to the punch.
Fuck you Legion, you didn't work for this meal!
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>>25330325
>consume Michael. Beat Legion to the punch.

Free exp
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>>25330325
10 mana Bind, Consume Michael.
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>>25330325
bindIIa, then use isolation on michael and consume
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And this is really funny.

I wanted to suggest that we try to summon Legion purposefully and let it rampage in the tower
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>>25330325
Bind Ila, Cut Michael in half to make sure he can't resist, and then eat him.
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>>25330391
Ehhh, no. She's just a shadow mage. 5 mana bind should do it.
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>>25330325
>Before you can focus on Legion's voice, Steward appears in the corner. Green and brown magics crackle around his circuits. He raises an arm toward you, and you feel some sort of magic leave his back, speeding away through the air.
Make sure to CONSUME Steward the instant we get the chance. We need to destroy the evidence that he was here - its what he would want.
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>>25330325

>consume Michael

<Protect others from the collapsing tower! >
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>>25330397

"This one is mine, Legion. But you can have all the rest."

Release him.
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>>25330404
Shadow resists spirit second hardest.
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>>25330325
Just fucking CONSUME this nigga already. He's got to go.

Ila probably can't hurt us all that much, and once Michael is done for, she won't have to protect him.
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>>25330407
We can just carry his pieces inside us.
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>>25330360
>He falls to pieces, and his core dies.
Not really. They can't make more of those cores, remember? He was making a last data transmission before that body was toast.
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>>25330418
lolfuckno
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>>25330325

>consume Michael. Beat Legion to the punch.

No angel to save, Ila don't gotta do nuffin. Wipe that fucker out of existence.
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>>25330415
<Protect others from the collapsing tower! >
THIS is a great idea! There are other Angels in the tower, she needs to protect them too!
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>>25330393
>>25330367
These. Seconded.
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>>25330435
I like it. If she listens we don't have to bind.
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>>25330425
Oh, well shit.

We need to find out how to make Cores, then. So Stewards can become truly disposable.
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GUYS GUYS GUYS! EARTH CORE NOW AVAILABLE FOR EATING, LIMITED-TIME OFFER!

... if we didn't destroy it in the process. Might've been a more spectacular show though, should we sprint as fast as possible to consume it, and only then bind Ila and do other actions?

This is a very powerful demon we're facing. Screw the angel, nevermind Ila, this thing is the big bad of the Nether.
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>>25330418
>Letting the powerful demon loose in the all-you-can-eat angel buffet
This could work extremely well or incredibly badly
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>>25330325
After the deed is done we have to make sure and search steward's remains and pick up anything he might have wanted to keep. I'm sure we will meet him again.
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>>25330325
>bind Ila, then consume Michael
7 mp
use isolation
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>>25330325

Bind Ila then Consume Micheal.

after noms,
<Direct me to where Your soul is kept, or I shall devour more angels>
that should allow her to tell us. after all, she has been ordered to 'protect angels' and damage prevention is protecting them...
LOOPHOLES HO!
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>>25330450
Indeed, that was part of why we wanted to ally with them, so we can study the cores. Hopefully they won't be too pissed about this.
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>>25330415
>>25330435
Well, that's certainly worth a shot.
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>>25330435
>>25330415
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>>25330325
>Ila gets up on her feet. She looks at you. "I'm ordered to protect angels, Shadow!"
<There is nothing in your power that can stop this now, Ila.>

CONSUME Michael.
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>>25330325
Grab Ila and get out. What would it mean for the angels if Michael turns into a demon? Answer: A complete shitstorm. With or without the evidence Auriel might find, the angels are going to be considerably weakened and embarrased that this happened. So yeah stop thinking with our stomach and use this to create havoc.
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>>25330475
see that only works if the angel programmer wasnt a dick. a loophole might just make her explode or something.
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>>25330455
>He falls to pieces, and his core dies.
Why does /tg/ fail so hard at reading?
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>>25330491

because they only see that which they want to see...
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>>25330382

Ah, yes, excuse me my good sir.

That's CONSUME, all caps. Hope that clears things up.

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QM's note: 6 mp or more Bind will auto-bind Ila, as she's fighting against her orders at the moment

Vote 1:
>bind Ila, drag her out of there. Let Legion consume Michael - he'll make a good distraction.

Vote 2:
>Bind Ila, CONSUME Michael

Vote 3:
>protect other angels from the collapsing tower! After Ila leaves, CONSUME
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>>25330488

His powers might win against the curse once again, like they did before. Now he was to fught an enemy within and an enemy outside.
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>>25330520
3
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>>25330475
what makes you think they told her where her soul is being kept? I mean, c'mon, give the angels SOME credit.
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>>25330491
It's 6am but that's not an excuse at all.
I just somehow read it as "his core", not "the core he is carrying".
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>>25330520
3

If it doesn't work, 2
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>>25330520
voting 3
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>>25330520

Let's give 3 a shot.
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>>25330332
I was not trolling, I was trying to find a reasonable way out of this mess that didn't involve the entire fucking ring city coming down on our ass. In case you forgot, asshole- Michael was the only enemy that was even aware of our sentience, something that will be made quite clear to Sandalphon and the rest of these bastards and exploited to further demonize us to the citizens of Venia. Secondly, what happened to JUSTICE? Killing him now is a temporary solution to a huge fucking problem that has wormed its way through the light's hierarchy. If there is no one here who could see any gain to his continued existence as a hostage, we've already lost any hope of saving the ring city from corruption.
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>>25330520
2. Use isolation shard on Mike/Legion.
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>>25330520
3. while she is leaving check steward. see if the earth core is still around
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>>25330520
3
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>>25330520
>Vote 2
>Bind Ila, CONSUME Michael
After this, I'm not letting Legion get this meal. Michael is ours, and ours only.
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>>25330520

3! Holy shit my idea became one of the Sm options, not bad for my second thread.
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>>25330520
2 fuck the angles
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>>25330520
Definitely 2.
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>>25330520

3

Don't even bother to wait until she leaves though.
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>>25330520
1 would be nice, but everyone seems to want 3.
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>>25330520
>2
>Bind Ila, CONSUME Michael
We need that xp
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>>25330520
>Vote 3:
>protect other angels from the collapsing tower! After Ila leaves, CONSUME
I reeeaaally hope this works.
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>>25330520
Definitely 2.
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>>25330528
oh, no, that's my bad, I forgot he had that one. still, I'd imagine he either didn't bring it, or it also got kebashed by the nightblaze.
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>>25330520
2
We need to have her direct us toward where they keep their "souls" so that we can use this distraction to free a shit ton of shadow mages.
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>>25330520
All the 2's.
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>>25330520
>protect other angels from the collapsing tower! After Ila leaves, CONSUME

I vote 3
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>>25330520
1 - we need a distraction to get to the shadow Mage soul bank!
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>>25330520
2
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>>25330520
3
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>>25330520
Voting 2
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>>25330520
>Vote 2
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>>25330520
More 2's for youse!
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>>25330520

2
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>>25330542
There's no hope for saving the innocent if the war criminals in charge are still living. Things like Michael, real monsters. They need removal.

Also, people do not change so easily. At least in this setting.
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>>25330520
Voting 3.

If Ila refuses to leave, then go with option 2.
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>>25330520
2, please.
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>>25330520
2
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>>25330520
3

We'd be no better than the angels if we just feed them to a demon.
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>>25330520
3!
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>>25330579
I'm just reasoning that his core would be much smaller than the huge war golem's and likely less resistant too.
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>>25330520
2. now.
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2
>>25330520
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>>25330520
3
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>>25330325
3

Also holy shit! IT WAS LEGION who originally cripple Michael!
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Cutting off votes.
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>>25330325
>>25330520
As much as I would love to let Legion loose on the angels, just how many enslaved mages would the angels throw at it until it died? How many innocents would be killed by it? That is not Justice. Whatever we may be, whether or not we are Erebus or something else, we are Just.

So, voting 2.
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>>25330520
Vote 3:
>protect other angels from the collapsing tower! After Ila leaves, CONSUME
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>>25330520
Going for 2!
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Given that Steward is conmected to Fang as far as the angels know we should probably consume his corpse.
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>>25330520
Its all about 3 niggas
>>that delicious humanity maybe?
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>>25330520
all for 2.
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>>25330527

But Micheal is/was a dick. he most likely would constantly brag saying where they were and that she would never be allowed down there so long as he lived... yada yada...


but either way, eat the living shit out of Micheal. Not cause of Legion, but cause he is a dick and deserves to provide something useful... that and if we let Legion have some fun, our apprentice might get caught in the crossfire...
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>>25330622
That's really naive logic. It's more of "we're punishing this guy because he's an unrepentant monster, personally."
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>>25330634

Remember the giant Nightblaze-like blast that we tried to absorb during that fight? Remember what happened? I think that was our first encounter with Legion.
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20 2s so far
17 3s so far.

1 is irrelevant.
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>>25330520
2, we can't let this chance slip away!!!
CONSUME HIM
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Rolled 73

>>25330520
3.
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>3
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>2
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>1
1
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>>25330520

>>25330658
so yeah, 2 if it wasn't clear...
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>>25330520

legion distraction: not worth counting

bind and consume: 17

protect, consume: 16

Someone double check that.
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>>25330520
2 it up yo
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ya looks like Bind has it according to my count as well.
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>>25330618
>>25330630
>>25330631
>>25330597
>>25330594
>mfw this blatant samefagging
Shadow Master, can you officially implement that 'number only' rule? Because this is just getting silly.
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>>25330662

I think Legion first appear went we dismiss the succubus. Did we use Nightblaze then?
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>>25330690
>>25330685
>>25330670

Every count is putting 2 in the lead.

Roll 1d100 for CONSUME
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>>25330690
Remember, Isolation shard, then eat him. That might fuck up Legion, too.
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>>25330704
...You're incorrect on one account, but a number only system is a great idea.
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Rolled 27

>>25330714
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Rolled 12

>>25330714
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Rolled 77

>>25330714
CONSUME!
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Rolled 93

>>25330714
DIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICE HO
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>>25330704
Cool facts there, bro.
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Rolled 32

>>25330714
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>>25330706

No, hold on a second, let me see if I can find the part I'm referring too.
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Rolled 99

>>25330714

CONSUME!
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Rolled 81

>>25330714
OH DEAR

Wait, did you forget the isolation shard use?
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Rolled 85

>>25330714
Time to get ét.
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Rolled 67

>>25330714
shieeet
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Rolled 75

>>25330714
rolling again because fuck you dice
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Rolled 1

>>25330714
Hunger shard than eat him. i want to see what it does.

in case that isnt clear, empower ourselves with hunger
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Rolled 48

>>25330714
fuck this guy
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Rolled 56

>>25330714
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Rolled 38

>>25330714
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>>25330719
>>25330721
>>25330723
Meh
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Rolled 12

>>25330714


>>25330719
>>25330721
Well, shit.
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>>25330719
>>25330721
>>25330723
Well that sucks. Hope the isolation shard helps.
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>>25330743

oh no
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>>25330704
>Shadow Master, can you officially implement that 'number only' rule? Because this is just getting silly.

It's tough to tell that sort of thing, but there's definitely some samefagging. I've got a few things to mention at the end of the thread, we can discuss it at that time.
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>>25330715
Could we throw this in, please, SM?
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>>25330731
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>>25330743
12TH ROLL

THANK FUCK
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>>25330719
>>25330721
go sit in the corner and think about what you've done
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Rolled 85

>>25330714
CONSUME

>>25330743
Fuck you.
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>>25330743

Damn.

Damn, damn damn.

At least it wasn't a supercrit fail.
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Rolled 68

>>25330743
alright this is roll 12.
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Rolled 9, 79, 12, 24, 60 = 184

>>25330763
i think its after 10
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>>25330743
good thing you type slow
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>>25330743
12th
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>>25330743
... theres that nat 1 we were expecting. thank god it was the 12th roll.
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>>25330743

We got lucky this was the 12th roll
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>>25330743
>dat 1
>roll #11
>>25330731
>dat 99

What dickery is this?
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>mfw my roll blocked out that 93
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Rolled 13

>>25330714

Rolling
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>>25330743
THANK GOD IT'S NOT IN THE TOP TEN.
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You know, when we bust out of here and start running, it might be worth it to find the center of the city and burn whatever XP we gain on the largest fucking nightflare we can manage.

I'm sure we'd ruin countless valuable enchantments and effects.
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>>25330659

Well, not Michael obviously, but setting Legion loose on the rest of the angels strikes me as a bad idea...
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>>25330727
I think that (You) thing is the best feature recently implemented to 4chan.
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>>25330804
It's an incredibly ballsy move for sure. The alternative is we fight Legion ourselves. Not entirely sure I wanna.
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>>25330817
How do you use it, anyways?
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>>25330817
It is, however, rather unreliable. You can very easily get it to stop registering some of your posts as your own.
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>>25330841
When you quote your own post, it's automatic. Might just be a 4chan X thing though. There is also an (OP) tag.
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>>25330817
is there a way to turn it on and off? cause I don't see it
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>>25330727
>Implying that you can't shoop out the (You)s
Not that I don't believe you or anything (the >Vote 2 post is the least suspicious one) but it kinda really doesn't stand up.
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wasn't this action for two things? BIND and CONSUME?
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>>25330863
You don't even need to go that far to fool it.
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Be gone from computer all day, thread starts early, see the clusterfuck train of awesome that these two threads have been.
Oh god, I wish you guys could have seen mfw.
Pic related, it's what this thread and story is doing for like the fifth time.
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>>25330869
spend 6 mp was auto success
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>>25330869
Yes, yes it was.
The bind didn't go over so well.
The consume on the other hand...

>>25330725
>>25330728
>>25330731
Heh
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>>25330869
nope

he said just consume, not bind in the post just consume stop trying to fuck us
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>>25330863
I typically just do
>Vote #
Because when you highlight a section of text and click the post number it is automatically green texted. For instance.

>>25330861
>own post, it's automatic. Migh

>>25330852
>eliable. You can very easil

>>25330829
>ibly ballsy move for sure. The alter

It's really convenient.
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>>25330896
Aww.
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>>25330907
Yeah, I noticed that. Its really bloody nifty.

Can get irritating sometimes, though.
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>>25330829
I don't really think we could possibly call ourselves a hero when we let innocent people (for a given definition of 'innocent') get slaughtered to fuel a demon lord.
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>>25330923
>Can get irritating sometimes, though.
for sure, every now and then I quote entire like three or for posts
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You throw a Bind at Ila. Orange spirit ropes snap out around her, tying her up. She doesn't move - until your start toward Michael. The closer you get, the more she struggles. But it's an awkward struggle - her own muscles are fighting themselves.

Either way, she's secure.

You look down at Michael.

You know what you have to do.

You.
Must.
CONSUME

You latch onto Michael's good half, and it isn't long until you meet Legion's curse.

F̘͎̞̣̘e̜̪̘͓̗̬̬e͍l͇̱̥͔̹̲͢i͍̠̥n̛̲̝̝͕̝͔̰g̠̣̮ ͡a̘̗̲̤̠͇͎ ̪̟̤͈͚l̸͕̮͙̰̤i̢͈̟̯̮͈tt̡͎̯͇ĺe̦̟̗͚̟͎͟ ͕̜͘h͜ú̜͕̦͈͕̼ņ͙̞̠͇g̤̫̫̥̩r̯̩͕͍̺͔͠y͎̤̕,̼̝͎̝ ̤̞̪̳a̞̪̠r͎̼e҉̮̙͈̺̹̻ ̝́w͚̜̼̩̮̣͖e̺͍̙̼?̩͇̞͓͖̼̦


<This one...is mine!>

Wę̮̟̪̯'҉̝̲͙̠̖̯ĺ͎̮l̥͙̼̕ ͖̰̺̻́ś̞͖̺̘ͅe͎͕̟͍͇̕e͉̲͓͙̻͠.̥̝͔̺͎̤


You slam into the writhing curse of Legion's influence. Darkness, but empty. Shadow, but terribly lonely. Not loneliness like Isolation...not cold...just nothing.

The first strikes aren't decisive. Your latching appendages grapple for domination as you firht with the creature of the nether over the body of the still-living, still screaming angel. Your blackness envelopes one half; legion twists in the rotted half. Michael's head protudes above your fight like a sailor struggling to stay afloat in a black sea.

>you take 2 damage (26/52)

Roll 1d100 to continue the battle!
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Rolled 54

>>25330947
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Rolled 100

>>25330947
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Rolled 32

>>25330947
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Rolled 5

>>25330947
yep. kill his two tone ass
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Rolled 69

>>25330947
Make a wish!
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Rolled 8

>>25330947
CONSUME
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Rolled 30

>>25330947
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Rolled 42

>>25330947
FOOD FIGHT
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Rolled 72

>>25330947

>>25330960
I love you for that roll.
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Rolled 91

>>25330947
for shadow!
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Rolled 72

>>25330947

incoming nat 1
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>>25330960
BASED ANON
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>>25330960
tears of joy

my first 100 in months.
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>>25330960

Based Redaeth. NOBODY ROLL.
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>>25330960
You.
i like you
i killl you last
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>>25330960
AAAAH HELL YEAH!
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>>25330960
*whistles* everyone stop rolling
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>>25330947

>14/20 mana, by the way
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>>25330960
YOU ARE GOD
BLESSED ARE WE TO BE IN YOUR PRESENCE, OH MIGHT SAVIOR!
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>>25330960
Its over
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>>25330960

WE SUPER EAT HIM!!!

maybe even gain a shard of Legion...
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>>25330960
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>>25330960
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>>25330960
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>>25330960
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

AUTO WIN!
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>>25330947

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYVUaN3kudo
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>>25330960
AHAHAHA YESSSS
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Rolled 1

>>25330947
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>>25330960

EAT SHIT, LEGION
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"You strike a decisive blow. Please proceed to roll more."
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>>25331016
>1d1

Cut that shit out
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>>25330960
>>25331016

1d1 is a shit
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>>25330960

>damn this pic may be my favorite reaction image ever. I have no idea what it's from
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>>25331016
Nice 1d1 Bro
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Legion has been getting nailed with nat 100s from the outset hasn't he? Wasn't it a nat 100 that let us consume a part of him originally?
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>>25331016
dude not funnt
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>>25331016
Nice try. You're too late. Fucker.
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>>25331047
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1jY7BLQVMc
And now you are enlightened.
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>>25330960

HELL
FUCKING
YES
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>>25330960
Even the dice gods (whose existence is questionable) intercede on the behalf of destroying Michael.
Pic related; it's one of the Dice Gods and SM
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>>25331047
Doesn't this count as our 4th 100 with isolation involved? I don't this is a coincidence.
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>>25331016
Remember a time when you could noko 1d1 rolls and no one was the wiser?
Petridge farm remembers...
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>>25330960
I have waited for this
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>>25331085
>saving the thumbnail.
Get rekt fag.
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>>25331074
It kinda fits.

I mean, we're hella alone. The only other shadow elementals we've encountered, we've killed.
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>>25331047
It's nisemonogatari a sequel to Bakemonogatari I think. Here's a video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1jY7BLQVMc of that gif came from I think
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>>25331099
In our defense, we didn't have much choice.
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>>25331047
Nisemongatari. An anime about paranormal investigations and a half vampire MC who tries to solve mysteries. In that picture he's brushing his sister's teeth as she orgasms. It's actually pretty super good. Diolouge is amazing.
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>>25331065
why is my dick so hard right now?
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>>25331094
hey man Im new at this internet buisness
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>>25331074
It's like our 10th one when CONSUMing.
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SM, please give us the chance to write in what we want to say/do to this prick as we CONSUME him.
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>>25331109
It's also where my name comes from. There's a vampire in the show with the name Kiss-shot Acerola-orion Heart-under-blade.
>pic is her
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>>25331139
"You have told me of your pleasures. Let me show you mine."
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>>25330964
Does anyone have that image where two people are pulling on a guy's arms, and one of them rips his arm off, and he runs off screaming, while one of the other guys just says something like "damn, forgot to make a wish"?

Cause that would be totally appropriate here.
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>>25331146
good fucking anime and light novel
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>>25331169
You've read the LNs? Yeah, I have all of them. Unfortunately most haven't been translated.
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>>25331139
SHARD OF ISOLATION HIM.
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>>25331109
>In that picture he's brushing his sister's teeth as she orgasms.
> It's actually pretty super good.
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>>25331165
No, but I have this.
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>>25331139
dont forget to punch his dick
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>>25331139
<What tried to eat you left you unfinished. I hate to see a half eaten meal.>
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>>25331139

>>25331158
>>25331193
>>25331202
All of these, SM. ALL OF THESE.
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>>25331193
<You deserve this.>
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>>25331191
It really is unfortunate, they are slowly being translated though
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<Enough games.>

You blast through Legion's defenses.

W̯̜̰̲̞̖͙h̜̠a͍̩̘t̘͙ ͙̤̖͔̱̙͙̀í̠͉͇̠s̲͍̲̤̀ͅ ͓͈͎̩̦̬̤t҉̙͇͚͙͙̳h̢̩̖̙̱̭i͙̟͠ṣ̻͎͎͈?̷̪!

<This?> you ask. You chew further - latching onto Legion himself. <Do you think I'd let you win? I have judged this creature. Its death is mine to mete. AND YOU WILL STAND ASIDE!>

Legion is thrown backward as your forge on.

Ỳ͚͚̫͓o͎͔̫͠ư̱͎.͏̱͕.̟͔̫͘ͅ.t͓͘h͍̲́e͖̗̘̼͍͕̩ ͇̻̺̖̙̀s͖̹͇̖͙h͢a҉͇̦dͅo͠w̜̻̳͚̦͉̕, ̤̫̼̜̟a̖͙̥̕g̞̜͕̪̘̕ͅa҉i̦n̩.̸̞͉̹̙̰̠

<Again?>

A̬̯̳̤͖l̷̦̠̻̫̺͎̟w͍͙͖̙̳͖a̩̺y͢s͈̱̯̩̭̱,̛̗̺̳̘ ̨͇͎t͉h҉͎͎e̯̗ ̜͙̮S̞͠h͖a҉̦̱̺d̸̲̱̱͖̺̩o͞w̝̬̭͚.̬̟̰̺̞ͅ ͠F̥͘i̘͠r̹̰̥̬̯s̤̰t̙̞͎͚̹͜ ̠͕E̘͔̬r̴͙͉e̘b͝u̫̩̼̩͓̤s̤̗.̗͚̝͙̕ ̷̞͇N̖ow̸̩̠͚̗ͅ ̖̭̫̣͕y̜̹͜o͙̭ͅu̴̙.͖̫̟ ̝͖Y̭o̴͈̤̥͓̣u̹̫̜̞̰,̥̳͇̘̦͇͔ ̧̳̬̺y̱͖͈̲o̫͢u̵̘ ͚̥͠p͇͔̯͈̜̗̩͜ą̩͍̰̮̝̝t͖̜̤̜̺͔h̕e͙̮͙͔͎̫t͕̯̪̻͓̬i̬̻̪͙̻ͅc̵̺ ̗s̱͕̼͘h̘͖͎̫͠ͅa̵͙̜̹͎͙r̭d̮͕̱̥̠̟ ͈̺̘͇̣͠o̟͎͝f̀ ͉͉̭͈̪͚́d̻̣͕͈̺͍͈a̶̠̖͙͕̺r͙͇͔̜͙k͍͙ͅn̦̠͙͡ͅe̶̥̣s͉̪s̬̞͎.̺͕̖͘
͕̘̹̝
̳̭̜͔̟̖I̳͓͢'͏͎̥̝̪l͇̯͉̘̰͟l̺͍̤ ͕̝̭̠̟͙b̜͕̙̳͓͝e̺̫̞̰̠ b̡̺̫̯ac̤̯͔k̝̪.̢ ͇̣͍͖̱̕I̴̤̬͍̳̳͈'̗͖̜̙̭͔l͘l̮͍̙͉̪̙̘͟ ̪a̜͇͎l͍͚̻̦ͅw͈͎a̱̫̗̯̺y̶͔̺͈̥s̸͖̭ ͏͔̳̼̮b͈̹̞͔ḙ̡ ̶̭̥̙̗ͅb͔̲̺̞͇̻͍a̹̞̲c̶͓̩̲̮͙k̺͖̲.̤

<Not today, you won't!>

Your connection to legion snaps off. It's gone.

You're left alone with Michael. You start at the bottom, eating his legs, then working your way up his torso. He's still alive, still breathing. His Light magic is desperately trying to regenerate his flesh - but you just consume it.

>write-in your pithy one-liner/statement of great justice
>>
>>25331242

Say nothing. He's just meat now. Our breakfast.
>>
>>25331242
This is Justice
>>
So... I know everyone is excited about Michael getting a proper dick-punching, but what are we going to do about Legion?

Personally, I'm all in favor of letting him go on a rampage here. Plus, we need something to keep all the angels occupied while we GTFO.
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>>25331056
Man, fuck that bitch. You know what, I don't care if it's out of character- I want to rape legion. Full on tentacle rape this piece of shit. At the very least, the angels are corrupt and want to keep an iron grip on the world. At least these fuckers have a reasonable motivation for oppressing us. But legion? He just wants to be a cryptic bastard that fucks with us because he thinks hes hot shit. When the time comes, I'm gonna roll for penetrating this faggot. Shadow master better not pussy out either, no fade to black, no "oh you just consumed him"- no. no. NO. I want this zalgo texting motherfucker to chock on mr. Shadow's dick.

I'm dead serious, I hate this dude more than all the angels combined. I'm so mad bro.
>>
"You have told me of your pleasures. Let me show you mine."
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>>25331242

This, please
>>25331239 first
>>25331193 second
>>25331202 third
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>>25331274
>"You have told me of your pleasures. Let me show you mine."

OH snap!
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>>25331242
Don't say anything, just punch him in the dick.
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>>25331242
<Auriel fucked Flint.>
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>>25331242
<Nomnomnom>
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>>25331242
<I am the law.>
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Oh god we're gonna get XP and HP probably too. So excited. Sooo excited.
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>>25331242

<Feel the pain of those you tormented as you die.>
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>>25331242
<No one has ever deserved to suffer as much as you do. Feel the agony of those who have suffered at your hands. Now... it's time for some angel food cake.>
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>>25331289
This is objectively the best possible thing we could say.
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>>25331289
>>25331285

I don't think we can do better than this.
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>>25331198
Serious. It has some of the most over the top fanservice I've ever seen (which is annoying) but other than that it's incredibly well written and also /tg/ as heck. I mean, it's about trapped souls, gods, vampires, curses and such. I'll shut up now, though. I don't want to derail.
>>25331241
Season 2 this summer.
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>>25331301
>>25331289
Seconding what tsun said with angel food cake.
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>>25331289
Ahahaha wish this place had cameras so we could take a picture of his face
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>>25331242
On charges of torture and rape, you are sentenced to death.
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>>25331242
I'm so glad you refused my offer to help before I got to know you Michael. (take the form of the armless woman as we continue CONSUMING him). I had misjudged you then.
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>>25331242
he has a mindbreak boner?
we have a justice boner.

<In the end i kept my offer. I have healed curse. you will die what you really are. a monster>
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>>25331324
we can do just as good... we can replicate anything we've seen.
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>>25331301
>>25331300
>>25331298
>>25331289
>>25331274
>>25331239
All of these as Impressions.
then say this >>25331239
And finish with a Dick Punch.
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I'm so excited I don't even know.
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>>25331289
ok this. i want to say this so much it hurts
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>>25331289
Yes!
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>>25331242

<You spoke of taking pleasure on the flesh of other, lets see you enjoy it on yours.>
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>>25331289
This. A billion times this.
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>>25331312

We can't.
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Writing.
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>>25331347

Same here. This is going to be delicious.
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this is going to be GOOD.
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Hell fucking yes, this was totally worth sitting through the shitstorm that yesterday's threads kicked up.
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>>25331380
This will be brilliant. I don't know (for sure) how we'll be paying for it later, but right now? Worth it!
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Also, we should think about getting more stealthy and hide our presence right after this. If we are lucky the other angels hadn't taken notice of us getting free yet.
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>>25331483

Yeah, if we want to free Ila, our next order of business will be figuring out how to get her soul back, and I think that's going to really, REALLY hard.
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I don't even care what the consequences are, I just want to see Yi Fang's face when he learns what we did here.
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>>25331483
>>25331514
Soundless and what ever is after it would be great, now that we have wreath of darkness.
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>>25331380
I know you shouldn't rush genus, SM, but please hurry. I just got to know.
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This is assuming quite a bit, but....
If Nightblaze sent warden back as his own dynamo, leaving the earth dynamo here and assuming dynamos are made of elementals...
Did we just release an earth elemental?
Should we be concerned?
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>>25331537
We might also want to look into getting Compress as well.
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>>25331521
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>>25331537
Or oneness to drop the cost of all shadow magic.

Or save for servant.

Or maybe even that one ability that costs mana for more stealth. I forget the name.
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>>25331521
I think he might attempt to copulate with us...
Wait a minute,
Oh god
OH MY GOD
GUYS, WE WERE THE WAIFU ALL ALONG!
MY MIND
FUUUUUCK!!!!
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>>25331563
We could transmute Michael's angelity into Ila's angelity!
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>>25331563

Servant is a more long-term goal, I want Ila to be our first subject, and I think it'll be more prudent to use our Exp for other things that are more urgently necessary to secure her freedom.
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>>25331580
YI FANG WAS THE MAIN CHARACTER ALL ALONG

IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW
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>>25331514

Well Michel is (Or should I say was HAHAHa) the healer and scientist of the group and was the one who personally remove Ila soul. Maybe we can get more information about it in this tower.

>>25331537

I was thinking about magical stealth, we should also avoid using focus for now.
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"I...don't want...to die..." Michael whimpers.

You begin to change. You morph into an armless woman.

<It's too late for that, Michael.> You finish eating his legs, and begin chewing up through his abdomen, one slow, excruciating bite at a time. <No one I've met has deserved to suffer as you do.> You take another bite. Michael screams louder. <Do you feel that? It's the pain you've inflicted on others. Here it is, returned tenfold.> You bite off his hand. <With interest.>

Michael screams, and screams again. His voice starts to become hoarse. "NOOO! PLEASE!!"

<Is that what your victims shouted at you?> You subsume his left arm, dissolving it in the acid of your body. <How does it feel?>

He's a limbless torso, now. His gasps are short and uneven. His eyes are wide and unfocused.

You loom over him, waiting until his gaze locks on you.

<By the way,> you say, <Auriel is copulating with Sir Flint of Arland. They love each other very much. You'll never have her.> You press in closer, until you're touching his face. <You told me of your pleasures. Let me show you mine.>

His remaining screams are muffled as you consume the rest of his body.

You stand. Ila watches you. She's crying. There's a grim smile painted on her face.

The building shakes underneath you. It's tilting dangerously to one side. Stone grinds on stone. Points of light are scurrying below...a response is starting to form. You don't have much time.

>you gain 45 EXP
>mana fully restored (20/20)
>you gain 14 HP (42/52)

What do you do?

>it's time for stealth. Release Ila, and find where the souls of the shadow and spirit mages are kept
>the time for subtlety is over. Release Ila, then get to the airship
>some other strategy
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>>25331580
That brings an all new meaning to "We need to go deeper"
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>>25331594
>45 EXP

Sweet Zombie Jesus.
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>>25331594
>>it's time for stealth. Release Ila, and find where the souls of the shadow and spirit mages are kept
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>>25331563

let us get out of here before thinking about making servants ok.
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>>25331594
Whoa we gained zero temerity from all that. Noice.
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>>25331594
>it's time for stealth. Release Ila, and find where the souls of the shadow and spirit mages are kept
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>>25331594
>it's time for stealth. Release Ila, and find where the souls of the shadow and spirit mages are kept
I think it's time to make our presence known to the world. I think it's time to get ourselves an incredibly loyal army.
I think it's time... to become a mechanic.
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>>25331594

>23 humanity (184)
>39 temerity (178)
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>>25331594
>it's time for stealth. Release Ila, and find where the souls of the shadow and spirit mages are kept

"I'm... I'm sorry you had to see that, Illa."
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Rolled 20

>>25331630
No srvants.
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Rolled 33, 20, 34, 90, 53 = 230

>>25331594
SERVANT HO
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>45 xp
>Enough for Ila Abby and Joey
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>>25331594
>You stand. Ila watches you. She's crying. There's a grim smile painted on her face.
I'm happy for her.

>you gain 45 EXP
Pic related

>it's time for stealth. Release Ila, and find where the souls of the shadow and spirit mages are kept
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>>25331594
>>it's time for stealth. Release Ila, and find where the souls of the shadow and spirit mages are kept

Damn, we can't get her to lie and misdirect them for us, can we, she's forced to tell them the truth. We'll let her go, but we can't let her know where we're going or what we're planning next.
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>>25331645
No we're not sorry she's so fucking happy she's crying.
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>>25331645
You kidding? Watching your rapist tormentor get eaten alive by shadows must be fucking awesome.
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>>25331594
We have literally JUST enough for a mana pool and a servant.
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>>25331594
>mfw
It's just so beautiful...

To the airship!
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>>25331594

HAHA TIME FOR DYNAMO CONSUMING
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>>25331659
<Tell me, where are the shadow and spirit mage souls kept? By the way, I'm going straight to the airship after this.>
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>it's time for stealth. Release Ila, and find where the souls of the shadow and spirit mages are kept
This all the way
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>>25331594

>>it's time for stealth. Release Ila, and find where the souls of the shadow and spirit mages are kept

They don't know what happen we still have time.
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>>25331594
(Pic related)

Stealth.
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>>25331594

>>it's time for stealth. Release Ila, and find where the souls of the shadow and spirit mages are kept
>>
Please, do not servant anyone.
We need to unlock more shit, first.
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>>25331594
>CONSUME STEWARD BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE
THIS IS VITALLY IMPORTANT

WE MUST DESTROY THE EVIDENCE
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>>25331594
alright. get soundless, compress, shadow domination, earth and wind resist, poison, twisting gloom, shadow blast, fog, and gaping maw.
i dont even know how much xp that will take
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>>25331594

...That was kind of disturbing honestly. Fucker deserved it though.
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>>25331594
>it's time for stealth. Release Ila, and find where the souls of the shadow and spirit mages are kept
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>>25331654
We don't need to use Servant on Ila. She already has all the shadow powers we could grant her. She's just constrained by the angels.
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>>25331700
This.

At the moment Servant does jack-all. We need to buy Servant powers first.
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Rolled 42

>>25331594
>>it's time for stealth. Release Ila, and find where the souls of the shadow and spirit mages are kept

About the experience spending, could we use some in summoning since we haven't done much in that tree yet?
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>>25331674
Rather not use it for that. I'd like to finish some of the grey trees, go for the stealth skill Soundless because it likely leads to more stealth related skills, maybe get the earth & wind resists in the strength and defense trees.
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>>25331703

Oh shit yeah

hold up maybe we should buy pocket and store Steward in there?
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>>25331594
>it's time for stealth. Release Ila, and find where the souls of the shadow and spirit mages are kept

Get Soundless and Oneness for starters.
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>>25331594
All the stealth, you hear me?
ALL.
THE.
STEALTH.
Fog, twisting gloom, soundless, shadowmeld... All that shit- right fucking NOW.
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>>25331703
release Ila
>>25331594
and collect steward. especially the chest section. need to see if the power core made it through
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>>25331722
Servant is also passive buffs. It will make her shadow magic even stronger.
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>>25331741

seconding
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BUY SHADOWMELD

>Shadowmeld - Magic-based stealth. Pay any amount of mana. Physical and magical stealth increases based on how much mana was spent until stealth is broken. Can be used to re-stealth mid-battle.
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>>25331755
Our exp. is better spent elsewhere.
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>>25331594
>it's time for stealth. Release Ila, and find where the souls of the shadow and spirit mages are kept
<Ila i'm not going to harm any other angel so once I release you there is no reason to attack me, from this point on I would like to be considered friends of the angels> can we bullshit something like this so she isnt compelled to atack us imediately?
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<Be mindful, Justice is not kind, though you would do well to remember that the worse you treat them, the more like them you become. I feel that the Airship may soon attract attention. If my instincts are correct, I may have a gift for you there...>

let us preform more Justice and free the souls of the mages. or at least take them with us...
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>>25331741
>>25331769
Pocket is locked, we can't buy it.
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>>25331594
Tell Ila that despite everything, Auriel is still a member of the angelic host and that Ila's service should revert to her if we can't fix things now.
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>>25331771
I agree with tsun tsun on this matter.
Time for master stealth.
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>>25331771
seconding
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>>25331703
Right, this.

Don't leave the deactivated dwarven marvel of technology for the angels to reverse-engineer.
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>>25331594
we stealth now.
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>>25331771

Yeah we need this!
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BUY ALL THE STEALTH

ALL OF IT
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>>25331755
She's literally the last person who needs Servant.

Abby should be our priority, followed by (maybe) Joey.
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>>25331771
Buy it. We need more stealth
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>>25331745
Seconding this and adding Compress and Gaping Maw, it will only cost us 28XP.
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>>25331594
first, buy compress, twisting gloom, soundless, fog, and shadow domination.

shadow domination because i think it might unlock more stealth options
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>>25331771
Fifthing
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>>25331828
No one needs servant, we should put off making anyone it until we, ourselves, get stronger.
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>>25331594
I vote to hold on to exp until we figure out how to get darkness within. If we have the key, we might as well hold on to the exp for it.
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Okay, lets buy ALL The resistances.
Wind, Lightning, Water, and Earth Resistance. I don't know how much that will cost us, since they just cost n.
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>>25331771
Let's also get soundless with that. Super stealth buffs upon constant stealth buff.
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Seriously, if we're going to go all Mission Impossible inside the Ring City, we need all the stealth we can get.
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>>25331771
Agreed Shadow Meld would be the best.

And then use 10 mana for stealth
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>>25331594
Yes.
That was... everything I could have hoped for.
It was wrong, but... I'm so fucking happy, I don't even. *sniff*
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>>25331594
Just enough xp to make one servant. Well played SM.
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>>25331771
Buy it. Buy it and all the other stealth we can
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>>25331896
And yet, we seem to be about to spend it on things that are not servant. We're like fucking hamsters with our ADD on this skill tree.
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>>25331896
We're not making servants we're getting stealth buffs. Pouyey you.
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Lets buy Shadow Meld and see what unlocks
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>>25331792
Pocket is broken as hell though.
"I'm going to need about a hundred very large steel poles."
"Why?"
"Oh, no reason"
... And then orbital bombardment happens.
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>>25331771
Agreed. Let's do this.
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>>25331910
Because servant shit.
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GUYS HOLY SHIT
WE CAN AFFORD TO GET VOID RING
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>>25331594
>You morph into an armless woman.
I...I feel like I contributed something. Thanks be to the Master of Shadows.
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>>25331910
We need to finish the smaller cheaper trees, and stealth is pertinent to our situation, so it's best for now.
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>>25331896
I am pretty sure that is our chance to save Illa it seems like a pretty damn well placed hint
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>>25331896
We don't have any candidates for servant nearby, but plenty of need for combat and/or stealth powers right fucking now.
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>>25331933
We don't have the mana pool to support it, sadly
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>>25331933
You're right, it'd only be 34 points.
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ALRIGHTY

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Stealth is winning by a mile.
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Purchase list:

Soundless - 3
Twisting Gloom - 3
Fog - 3
Shadowmeld - 7

Total: 16 EXP

EXP remains: 29

I'm buying these 4 by sheer popular demand.

Oneness and Compress also seem popular.

Please submit opinions.
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Going to have to agree.

Buy all the stealth SM>
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>>25331962
What does Soundless unlock?
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>>25331933
This. A few quadrillion times.

We need more magic offense.
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>>25331962
Wait until we get those and we will talk about buying more.
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>>25331962
Buy those, wait to see unlocks
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>>25331947
Servant doesn't LITERALLY make someone our servant, it just gives them a bunch of permanent buffs. If we want Ila on our side, we've gotta figure out how to free her first.
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>>25331962
>25331962
That's good, can we buy all that and see what's AFTER soundless? Because so far that line has been all stealth.
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>>25331962
compress as well. and oneness. and shadow bomb. i have a fellign we will be wanting some explosives
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>>25331959
30xp for a mana pool
15xp for servant
We just need to get her soul back...
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>>25331962
Buy & wait is our moto SM.
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Guys, resistences. We need more resistances.
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>>25331962
Sure, go ahead!
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>>25331962
Wait for the unlocks.
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>>25331973
>>25331981
Seconding these.
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>>25332002
did you even read what you linked to?
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>>25331984
no shit, I was aware; i meant through the upcoming hell that is going to be the angels descending upon us.

do you think that the shadow mage will be left be- guilty by association on an existence barely tolerated as is.
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>>25332002
I was talking about our mana pool 20/20 for use of spells.

And that comment wasn't even about servant. It was about how we don't have enough mana to use void ring effectively.
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>>25331962
Yes to all of this.
Thank you for listening to reason.
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>>25331962

Buy Shadowmeld and Soundless, lets see what those two unlock
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>>25331962

get Soundless, Twisting Gloom, Shadowmeld and Disguise.
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>>25331925
And still in red and has an arrow coming off of it that we would have to unlock when we haven't even gotten that tree unlocked. So let me put it simply since you didn't get it the first time. We can't fucking buy it yet. Read the ability tree picture, specifically the spot where it lists the key of what the colors mean. I should not be pointing out the obvious to you, anon.

>>25331962
Wait for the unlocks.
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>>25331962
Sneaky shadow time. I've wanted stealth for so long.
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>>25331962
What about multishade? They're already trying to catch ONE shadow - let's see them try to catch ten. The more, the merrier.
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>>25331962
Let's also get Earth Resistance, and Wind Resistance, and Schattenkrieg to see if that opens up Darkness within.
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>>25331962
Not suggesting it yet, but we might want to buy Disguise if we need to sneak any of our allies out of here.
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>>25332048
>>25332040
We already got soundless, twisting gloom, and shadowmeld. READING COMPREHENSION.
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>>25331962
>>25331962
Fast blink would be very, very nice to have
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>>25332061
Fast blink looks better honestly. Probably unlocks better things too.
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>>25332085
>>25332086
>Fast blink mind
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Just wait for him to post the new chart so we don't all get confused.
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>>25332074
Our allies can get out of here just fine, trapped shadow mages excepting, I'd say we should lay off the forms while we're here and just stick to being an extremely stealthy amorphous shadow.
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>>25332086
Seconded.
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>>25332112
Agreed.
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>>25332086
I'll second that unless something after shadowmeld/soundless looks even tastier.
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>>25332116
>>25332085
>>25332086
Thirded
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>>25332061
>>25332086

I dont think they will work so well right now. We want to avoid detection at all cost, not misdirect our pursuers
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>Max out stealth
>Pretend to be Michael
>Walk down the street sceaming "BITCHES AND WHORES!"
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New Tree:

Grave Silence - Unless you wish it, you make no sound detectable by mundane or magical means. (bonus to stealth and magic stealth)

Conceal - Target gains all your current stealth bonuses until they are spotted or enter battle (costs 2 mana)
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>>25332156
Ohhhhgaaaawd. I wonder if shadowmeld works with disguises? The ability doesn't really sound like it does based on its naming convention...
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We have shadow beam. Let's get Ray of Darkness so that its upgraded and we can play Shadow Artillery.
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>>25332191
CONCEAL

DEAR GOD CONCEAL

WE USE IT ON ILA, THEY CAN'T GIVE HER ORDERS IF THEY CAN'T FIND HER
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>>25332156
Oh wow
I'd laugh my ass off if Sandalphon and the rest actually come down and start defending our horrible actions to save face
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>>25332191
Fast blink

I want to see if it has an upgraded teleport option for us.
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We should probably get grave silence.
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>>25332191
Oooooooh, conceal... hmmm... Also, it seems like we need to unlock more of the summoning tree soon.
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>>25332213
I distrust your caps.

>>25332191
Let's gate gaping maw.
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>>25332220
cant
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>>25332191
Conceal, Oneness
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Still voting that we get something from the summoning tree.
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>>25332220
It's locked. Looks like we need to buy ghost and go down the summon tree a bit.
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>>25332155
>>25332155
>>assuming our shit rolls wont get us caught no mstter how stealthy we are
>>not realizing the utility of being able to blink multiple times around corners to get the fuck out of dodge
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>>25332191

Buy both!
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>>25332233
>I distrust your caps.
Oh, uh. How about this then.

Conceal!

Dear god, conceal!

We use it on Ila: They can't give her orders if they can't find her!
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>>25332246
Let's get ghost then. Leads to grave silence.
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>>25332191
Summoning and conceal.
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>>25332191
Oh man, conceal and disguise were made for each other, let's get them.
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>>25332191
ok. compress.
shadow domination
gaping maw
poison
and ghost
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>>25332235
>>25332249
In that case, Conceal and oneness
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>>25332191
Look at the arrow leading to Grave Silence. If we want that ability, odds are we'll have to purchase Ghost from the summoning tree as well. 9 XP total - should we go for it, or do we want to spend it on something else?
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>>25332259
>locked ability
>buy it
holy bejeezus you people are fucking dense
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>>25332264
Much better. Never underestimate how reasonable an indoor voice sounds.

>>25332249
Anyone else want to buy ghost and what's after it to see if we can get to Grave Silence?
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Gaping Maw and Shadow Domination.
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>>25332274
why do all these people want conceal?
Ila is already stealthy as fuck. it gives no bonus for us.
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Analyze might be good if we're breaking into the soul vault.
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>>25332191
Lets get compress and then save our exp.

>>25332258
Fast blink doesn't let us blink more, it just gives us a blink-based super.
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>>25332289
My vote is for Conceal and oneness as well.
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>>25332299
I know, it's like some of these fuckers are handicapped.
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>>25332292
No, the arrow is broken. We'll have to buy something AFTER ghost, THEN Grave Silence. Not worth it right now. Conceal and Oneness.
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>>25332191
We should get Gaping Maw to CONSUME better. Also Fast Blink for escaping.
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>>25332191
putting in a vote for fast blink
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>>25332318
>>25332289
I'll second conceal + oneness
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>>25332322
I am pretty sure they mean buy everything up to it yo
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>>25332318
why? it gives negligible bonuses right now.
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>>25332191


Shadow domination could work wonder for stealth if we use it subtlety.
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>>25332310

Oneness, Analyze and Gaping Maw.
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>>25332345
We have 29 xp

Conceal + Oneness + Poison
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>>25332342
Fast Blink
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>>25332311
First, we should find Flint and Auriel, have them follow us into the Great Gardens, where we can find the body.
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>>25332191
crap, I must have missed something. when did we get shadow control, and what is shadow domination? can't find it in the pastebin
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finish the strength tree. get earth res
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>>25332397
>Shadow Domination - You can dominate and control the shadow of most objects, including people. Bonus to shadow attack power.
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Hey guys.
Do we want to stealth from the angels coming up here, or risk fighting them for more xp? Too risky?
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>>25332376
Seconding this
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>>25332268
I'll agree to that.
>>25332345
I'll agree to oneness but conceal isn't helpful right now. Ila is already naturally stealthy.
>>25332397
>Shadow Domination - You can dominate and control the shadow of most objects, including people. Bonus to shadow attack power.
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>>25332418
good point, I'm changing my vote to all o' dis
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>>25332418
>Shadow Dom
I want.
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>>25332418
If we knew exactly how stealthy that'd be cool. But I guess I can agree to drop conceal. It would be nice for the rest of the party eventually though.
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>>25332191

Gaping Maw and Compress. We should save a few points to burn if needed...
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>>25332313
>>25332313
>"OPENS ADDITIONAL MOVEMENT AND ESCAPE OPTIONS"
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>>25332418
ghost buy ghost
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>>25332418
alright i will compromise to this.
compres, oneness, shadow domination, and ghost
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>>25332418
Okay, Oneness and Shadow Dom.
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>>25332465
>>25332458
..What's the point in getting ghost if we're not willing to go the whole mile towards grave silence? It seems like an undirected waste atm.
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>>25332191
guys, what if we can access Darkness Within if we finish all the trees leading up to it? I mean, Schattenkrieg is unlocked, and we finished the speed tree. I say we buy Wind and Earth Resistance, just to test it out.
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>>25332415
Way too risky. Ila is bound to protect the angels, we'd have to fight her too. All these angels flying around in their own capital city? Even if we consume more, it's only going to get Sandalphon himself down here.
It's time to make like a tree and get out of here.
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>>25332418
ok so this post is:

ghost - 3
oneness - 15
shadow domination - 4
compress - 5
that's 27 xp

I can dig it.

We can get fast blink on our next run. Even though it's great for escape, we don't really want to escape exactly at the moment. we can just hop out the currently open window if we need to bail quickly - right now we need to evade detection, and that's what these four abilities do.
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>>25332488
to see what the intermediate thing costs, maybe?
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>>25332191
also everyone remember.
shadow power does not break stealth.
and shadow domination increases shadow power
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>>25332503
Adding poison is doable.
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>>25332488
because i was going to vote for whatever leads to grave silence next?
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Consider this for later: Water Recovery. The Ring city is on an island. When we get that far, the regeneration will be needed one way or another, especially if we're still being pursued.
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>>25332503

addendum: wispbro will be upgraded to ghostbro now
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>>25332503
I can dig it as well.
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>>25332525
>So many things I want and even this ridiculous chunk of xp wasn't enough.
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>>25332503
>>25332503
>>25332503
And when we're underground looking for mage souls?
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>>25332509
Then we could get ghost first, see the intermediate, and then go forward while actually having xp to spend on moving that line towards GS?
I'd prefer other things though.
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>>25332503

Seconding for stealth and because Shadow Domination will unlock a lot of stuff.
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>>25332522
Why ever bother with poison? We already have the ability to disease people yet we have never seen it work.

I say save the EXP to spend later or for EXP burn.
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Conceal and Oneness seem to be winning by a lot. Is this a go?

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You glance at Ila. <Is it safe to unbind you?>

She's still crying. She clenches tightly, drawing her knees to her chest. "Can't...help you. Would...attack you. They...come..."

<Where is your soul kept?>

"...under...deep..."

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This is dragging on. I have to get to bed soon.

Vote 1:
>Fast Blink

Vote 2:
>Oneness

Vote 3:
>Conceal

Vote 4:
>Shadow Domination

Vote 5:
>Compress

Vote 6:
>Ghost

Vote 7:
>Earth Resistance/Wind Resistance/Schattenkrieg

First 20 votes get counted. You may vote for multiple numbers.
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>>25332509
That's one thing, but I've mainly been wanting to explore the summon tree. After everything SM has stated, such as being able to customize summons, and the probability of another resistance being hidden in there, I want to see more. It's also our least explored tree at the moment.
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>>25332456
Which we can buy when we need them, if we just save our EXP instead of spending like madmen.

We get compress for a last touch of stealth, plus shadow power because >>25332520 , and then we leave the EXP along till we -need- to buy more.

>>25332573
4&5
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>>25332573
2. 4. 5. 6.

NOT CONCEAL
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>>25332573
1
3
4
5
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>>25332573
2
4
5
6
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>>25332573

2
4
5
6
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>>25332503
Throw on poison as well.
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>>25332573
vote 2, 4, and 6
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>>25332573
Vote 1.
Vote 6.
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>>25332573
Go with >>25332503
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>>25332573
2, 4 and 5.
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>>25332573
1, 4 and 7.
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>>25332573
1
4
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>>25332573
2456 and poison
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>>25332573
4: Shadow Domination
5: Compress
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>>25332573
Oh god. Seven things to vote for. It's like the German party elections of the early part of last century.

>4
>2
>1
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>>25332573
2,4,5, and 6 are my votes.
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>>25332573
2
4
5
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>>25332573

1 and 7.
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>>25332573
1-4
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>>25332573
2, 4, 5, 6
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>>25332573
>>25332573
>>25332573

1
2
4
5
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>>25332573
1, 2, 5
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>>25332573
1, 4, 5, 6
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>>25332615

I knew what I was signing up for when I made the tree. It's just something we have to work through!
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>>25332573
>2
>4
>5
>6
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>>25332573
Fuck it. Eat Servant, leave a shade as the culprit, and sneak out to find Flint and Auriel.
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>>25332573
>Shadow Domination
>Compress

4 and 5.
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>>25332573
2
4
7
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>>25332573
2, 4, 5.
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>>25332573
>2
>4
>5
>6
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>>25332573

Meh, I'll just count everything up to here.

Cutting off votes.
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I ain't gonna help you count all dis shit SM. You have amazing stamina to ask for votes like this at this time of night.
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Don't forget!

SPEND SOME MANA!
to activate Shadowmeld.

Dat stealth.
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>>25332678
Lol.
>buy shadowmeld for mah stealth
>forget to use it

Yeah, let's not be that silly.
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>>25332573
Basicly: 2 3 4 5 6

To make it easier to count.
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Id we spent 10 mana on shadow meld in increments of 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2) so that the total spent was 10, would it have the same effect as spending 10 outright or would it be less?
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>>25332573
1
2
4
5
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>>25332573
2
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>>25332670
Compress and Shadow Dominion seem like the only clear choices.

We can get those, then see what happens. Shadow dominion's unlocks may change some people's minds.

Also, it may be a good idea to cut off the thread soon. I've noticed that our worst choices tend to happen at the end to threads, when both the players and You are utterly exhausted and not paying full attention.
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>>25332730
Because if it is, Oneness will drop 2 mana spells to 1 cost. Meaning we could get a 10 mana power Shadowmeld for 5 mana by doing multiple small casts.
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