*munches on sandwich*Ish shadoh thime!------------You are a creature of darkness and shadows. Stripped of your memory, you seek to learn your true nature and find your place in the world.Suptg Archive: (scroll to bottom)http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=Shadow+Quest+Archive compiled using with only story posts for easier read-through (update status unknown):http://pastebin.com/6RzLX9YpTwitter (quest times, cancellations, updates):https://twitter.com/ShadowMaster_tgTheme music:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLTQ5PlEWko
Events Summary:You disguised yourself as a subordinate of the lich, Magnock, to infiltrate his base and save your friends.However, before you could escape, the lich Yi Fang appeared, backed by powerful angels, and the forces of the ringed city. Fang destroyed the lich with ease, and you confronted him, prepared to hold out while your friends teleported to safety.To your surprise, Fang was willing to negotiate, and quickly wrapped you up in a scheme to escape back to Archon right under the nose of the angels.It wasn't long before you encountered Sandalphon - the Most High, leader of the angels. While Abigail avoided notice, he honed in on you, demanding that Fang, who was pretending that you were his summon, turn you in for study. Unwilling to endanger your allies, you submitted to capture.The angel Michael, one of the greatest healers in the world, is responsible for your 'examination'. But a curse he received from a Demon Lord twisted his mind into that of a psychotic madman - and you were at his mercy.Auriel is working with him to restore her powers. You communciated with her telepathically, begging her for help and informing her of Michael's insanity, but you're not sure if you convinced her of the truth.However, using the power of the two Shards of Darkness you've gathered, you manage to burst free of your cage and attack and consume Michael. Now, you're on the run in the middle of the Ringed City - the beating heart of angel territory.
Rolled 95, 89, 27, 38, 6 = 255>>25349111oh yea
>>25349111Let's do this shit.
Ringed City will fall.
Ability TreeGREEN abilities have been unlocked and learned.BLUE abilties are unlocked, but are not yet purchased.RED abilities are revealed, but locked due to prerequisites.UNDERLINED abilities are active-use, as opposed to passive. Not all active abilities require mana.Unlocked Ability Descriptions:http://pastebin.com/zYkUY1zMBooks the Main Character has read:http://pastebin.com/dAXR00gP-----------Active (intent-use abilities that don't require mana)-----------Consume - Devour the latent energy of enemies and magical artifacts to add to your own power and restore your health. Glide - Your aura allows you to glide, dropping safely from large heights or covering large distances if starting from a high position. Gliding is always stealthier than flying.Flight - Spread wings of darkness to soar through the air. Carrying capacity is based on physical strength.Supersonic - Fly at supersonic speeds. You'll move extremely fast, but suffer a large penalty to stealth and magic stealth. Takes 1 turn to activate.Mimic - Take on the vague form of things you've seen. Won't stand up to close examination, but works well in the dark.Snuff - You shadow can put out the lights it touches.Blink - Sight-range teleportation. (Cannot blink through walls, through the ground, into places you can't see, etc. 5-turn cooldown in battle. Auto-cooldown if battle ends. You can only Blink yourself and inanimate objects on your person. Max range 1/4 mile or 0.4 kilometers)Focus - With a burst of concentration, you can significantly improve your detection of both the mundane and magical, but you also drastically increase the risk of giving yourself away. (think sonic ping)Berserk - Ignore your defenses and strike all around you in a vicious physical assault. Difficult to determine friend from foe.Shadow Eater - Eat an enemy's shadow for a small heal. Their shadow will regenerate over the course of a day. They might notice it's missing...
Doom Aura - Puts out all lights in an area at once. Large penalty to dodge if used during battle.Compress - By sacrificing strength and defense, you can compress yourself and your aura to the size of a small mouse, greatly increasing dodge and physical and magical stealth. Warning: requires a turn to activate and deactivate.-----------Spells (and other abilities that DO use mana)-----------Shadow Strike - Strike the foe with needles of darkness. (base power 2. Costs 2 mana)Shadow Assault - Launch a flurry of shadowy projectiles at the enemy. (base power 4. Costs 4 mana. Can hit multiple enemies)Shadow Beam - A concentrated beam of shadow power. Attacks faster than shadow strike/assault, and is more accurate. (Costs 6 mana; 6 base damage)Nightflare - Disrupt target spell or enchantment. (costs 2 mana)Nightblaze - Cancel enchantments and spells in an area around you. Success and range based on mana spent. (Spend 4 to 10 mana. Radius: 30 feet. Additional 20 feet per mana. Alternate: Spend 10 mana to attempt to cancel any one single spell in sight-range with a greatly enhanced success rate)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.Shade - Create an illusory projection of yourself to confuse enemies. (dodge buff. Costs 1 mana)Spirit Whip - Lash the enemy with a whip of spirit magic. (base power 2. Costs 2 mana)
I'm back! I finally got time for a Shadow Quest!
Bind - Trap an enemy in ropes of spirit magic. May spend 0 to 10 mana (determines strength).Water Strike - A pressurized blast of water imbued with magical force. (2 base power. Costs 2 mana)Heal - Spend either 2, 4, or 6 mana to heal a target 4, 7, or 10 HP, respectively.Purify - Spend 3 Mana: 100% chance to heal 1 ailment on target. Spend 6 mana: 85% chance to heal all target's ailments. Spend 9 mana: heal all of a target's ailments and the ailments of all those you are physically touching.-----------Summons-----------Wisp - A shadowy wisp from the Nether. (2 base shadow attack). Costs 1 mana to summon, 1 mana per action. Never breaks your control; if you run out of mana, it will merely vanish. [Level 0, Shadow]
>>25349111It's SHADOW TIME!
Current Statistics:HP: 46/56Mana: 20/20EXP: 3Humanity: 184Temerity: 178Shards of True Darkness: 2 (Isolation, Hunger)Party Members:NoneSummoned:Wisp (1 mana per order, does not break control, stealths with you)Equipment:NoneInventory:NoneCurrent Location: Ringed City
>>25349111It is time for some major asskicking and nametaking.
>>25349174This is amazing.
The angels will crumble under the weight of their own corruption!
>everyone pours into the thread with OC images>son...I am proud------------------------------------You grab Ila and fly out the window.The tower collapses behind you. You dive down, straight into a rising, billowing cloud of pale smoke. You sprint into an alley as a roar of stone crashes to the ground.You lay Ila against the wall even as the dust rolls over you.Inspiration strikes you.<Ila, I'm going to the Great Gardens to find something hidden there,> you lie. <Try and meet me there, if you can.>If she's captured, they'll make her talk...or at least ask her what she knows. Now she'll give them misinformation.Points of light dart in the sky above you. More people - both normal, and angelic - are running towards the building. You sprint down to the corner of the alley.Three things grab your attention - stairs, leading down and out from the gleaming white boulevard you're standing on. A sewer grate. Then, another building across the street.What do you do?Vote 1:>stairsVote 2:>sewerVote 3:>building-----------also vote-----------Vote A:>shadowmeld (specify mana expenditure)Vote B:>compressVote C>both (specify mana)
>>25349208That or their own bullshit.Also, if we try to find the body of Mike's victim, let's take it with us for Fang, so he can use it as blackmail material.
>>253492502 c (10mp)
>>25349250Shit! Before we go, we need to ask Ila to find the body of Mike's victim in the Great Gardens! She'll definitely try hard to find it!
>>25349250Sewer has more shadows for us to hide in, but that might also be the most obvious route and the one that they will most likely be able to block off the easiest. Hmm.Eh, fuck it. Going with 2.
I have a feeling we will want to use Nightblaze in the chamber of souls. So lets save our mana.
>>253492502 CNot sure how much. 15?
>>25349279Agreed.>>25349250Going with 2-B
>>25349290That's too much, I think I'd go with 5-10 myself.
>>25349250>2>C>10 mana (gotta leave some for nightblaze)
>>25349279Good idea, man. She knows how bad he was, so she'll try her hardest to find it. She might even knows where it is!
>>25349250I'd go with 2-C, spending about 5-6 mana. We want to have mana left over for Nightblazes, and I'm fairly sure that stealth is indefinite until we break it.
>>25349279Let's do it. SM, is this still possible at the moment?
>>25349279>Shit! Before we go, we need to ask Ila to find the body of Mike's victim in the Great Gardens! She'll definitely try hard to find it!She's bound in spirit. Unbinding her would cause her to attack you.People seem to think that if she can't hear their orders, you'll be safe, but it's been made clear that she has several standing orders to default to if no angels are around to direct her.Just clearing that up; it's stuff that's already been gone over, but it was a while ago back in the battle at Evinbrook.
>>253492502 C 5-10
>>25349353Damn, guess we'll have to hope Auriel looks into it for now.
>>25349250Cutting off votes.Hold on a moment.
>>253492501. they consider the shadows natural path to be the sewer. i would not put it past them to trap itand c with 8 mana. that should make it as much as 10 before oneness
>>25349353Well, we shouldn't unbind her immediately, of course. She should do it at her own pace and free time.
looks like its 2c with 10 mana,Lets get our stink on!
>>25349372Actually that raises a question SM.When we specify mana expenditure for variable power skills, are you going to want the pre-Oneness cost and then you take the 20% off, or do you want us to factor it in beforehand?
>>25349250You've selected 2-C: head into the sewers, use both compress and shadowmeld.Some people said 10 mana; others 5-10. I'll average it to 7 mana.Mana: 13/20>writing
>>25349401>>25349410Oh yeah, you bought it.You're spending 7 mana. 20% off is...1.4.So, you're getting a 7-mana effect Shadow meld for only 6 mana! What a deal!That will always round down, fyi.>Mana: 14/20
And something else, since oneness will always reduce all shadow magic by at least 1, we should always cast Shadowmeld for 1 (reduced to 0) for a perma stealth boost.
Guys, remember about what Fang said about Sandalphon hiding in the air ship in paranoia? Don't be too hasty, he might be up there. Just sayin'.
>>253492501:B&C 10 mp
>>25349426It will take up a turn, though.
>>25349426All spells cost at least 1 mana to be effective.>0 mana bind sadly, does nothing
>>25349208Holy shit.Can we make this out new base form for when we aren't dealing with humans or anything? Because it looks awesome.
>>25349435From what I understand out plan is to go to the "soul registry" and try to free the slaved mages.Even if they end up recaptured, it will cause a lot of chaos, and at least a few will probably escape if they can teleport.there is probably at least one angel there though, of dubious strength.
>>25349512I agree. Let's call it our Shonen Jump form.
>>25349512I concur with this anon. We can just replicate the shirt, pants and shoes. Already have a utility belt.
>>25349519I'd imagine it's going to be very well guarded. That is, unless they rely on the fact that the enslaved mages are compelled to obey orders and won't even try stealing back their souls.
>>25349435Also, let's be honest.If we eat that airship, we're going to kill people. Some of whom won't deserve it. Michael was a monster. Not everyone in Ring City is.Not that I'd object to use becoming a little more morally ambiguous. Just raising a point here.
>>25349523Had, you mean.
>>25349541Yeah, I don't think we would jump at killing a whole bunch of people unless they're attacking us, or they really REALLY deserve it.
>>25349541unless the ship is currently docked, then removing it's power source will leave the structure intact as the Sky-Sever should not be affecting it...also, Might I suggest that next upgrade we get Wind Resistance 2, it would allow for less risk running the Sky-Sever...
>>25349512I like this idea.There's nothing wrong with out androgynous form for socialising, but between friends we might as well adopt something closer to out true nature.
>>25349512/a/ pls leave
Now is not the time to stir up trouble. You gather your mana, and swirl it about yourself like cloak, melding into the scant shadows of the alley.>Mana: 14/20>you're now in stealth!But just to be sure...you take your aura...and Compress it.With an odd -POP!-, you suddenly snap to the size of a mouse.You skitter across the white stone street and Ink into the sewer grate.And not a moment too soon! A even thumping of metal armor crashes up the stairs you'd been contemplating and pours out onto the street, braving the smoke. You hear a man shout, rapidly dividing the troops into the search crew. They spread out through the smog of dust with disciplined precision. None of them are angels.A shout goes up. They've found Ila.The sewer is dark. A trickle of light filters down through the grate you dropped through. Lines of Light energy pulse through metal wires that are held firm to the stone by adamantium clasps. Your senses tell you they lead to the center of the city, then below, to the various mana pools. The lines themselves spread through the street and out to the buildings.What do you do?>go back up; use the cloud to pick off the soldiers>see if you can listen in on their conversation with Ila>use Focus; try to get a heading toward where the mage souls are kept>some other strategy
>>25349512I agree by virtue of the fact that the little shadow quiff makes us look like Shadow Tintin.
>>25349519We could be practically sacrificing the free mages to make our escape and to cause chaos and we don't know if it is even possible to free the souls without physically delivering them to their owner or at all. The plan is full of holes and conjectures that's why I originally favored getting out fast. But if we are going to try lets keep our stealth and avoid using focus at all.
>>25349597>use Focus; try to get a heading toward where the mage souls are kept
>>25349597Focus. The angels aren't here now, but they can get here quickly.I'd rather not make a Stealth Roll against Sandalphon.
>>25349597Focus. We might find Flint and Auriel as well.
>>25349614we got balanced and compress for a reason.
>>25349512It would be amusing, but think about how the others would react to it. Sure, Abigail might find it funny, but the others...?>>25349597Get further down the sewer then use Focus, don't want to accidentally expose ourselves if Focus does do so.
>>25349597>use Focus; try to get a heading toward where the mage souls are keptnot enough time to be sitting around listening to conversations
>>25349597Focus will reveal us. It's like a beacon, as I recall. We don't want to be a beacon as we hide.>see if you can listen in on their conversation with Ilathen>Journey into the deep
>>25349512I like it.Makes me think that our interaction with Darkxis has changed us a bit.
>>25349597do any of them seem magically inclined? If not then a quick Ping shouldn't hurt...
>>25349512Honestly, I'd rather not.
>>25349640>Get further down the sewer then use Focus, don't want to accidentally expose ourselves if Focus does do so.I like this idea too. I'm worried about the angels hearing us pinging around with it and will cut us off down here.
>>25349649we did buy the upgrade to knock the beacon part of it down by 75%....less of a lighthouse, more of a candle...
>>25349597>see if you can listen in on their conversation with Ilaif she saw us go down into the sewers, that might suck
>>25349656Their armor feels magical, but there are definitely no angels among them. The one giving the orders smells like Wind...with a little Fire.
>>25349649If that happens, let's just leave a shade for them and be done with it.
Damn it people! Focus drastically increases the risk of giving ourselves away! We can get their by searching the sewer below the tower.
>>25349640We're never not going to be creepy.We based out human appearance on mixture of doll things that half the anons here agreed to just so that guy would stop posting them, and a Chaos Mage.Besides, all the people who know us well know as better as a shadow blob than an androgynous guy anyway. They'd be cool.
>>25349640>>25349597Thirding this. Gotta put up some distance.
>>25349674so their commander is the only one who would directly notice the ping then...modifying my vote to follow >>25349640
>>25349614Balance cuts away most of the penalty, and we may as well get a closer look at it while we are here. We have super stealth active, so as long as we don't get too close to an angel or really good ward, we should be good.>>25349597We can listen to see what they say to Ila, but we should head off quickly and ping focus when we are away from the crowd.
>>25349685Balance reduces our detectability by 75% when using focus.
>>25349650I like this idea.
>>25349640Modding my vote to this as well.
>>25349640Yeah. Get down the sewer, then Focus.Changing vote.
>>25349709No reason to risk the remaining 25% now went we haven't try finding them by mundane means.
>>25349208Is this new OC? Because it's really well done.Kinda looks like a Darkxis/Shadow merge.
Can we also buy the first level of light resistance? It only costs 2xp, right, and I can see it being very useful in the near future.
I think multishade leads to proper doppelgangers. Lets get multishade next.
>>25349756It's an image from a drawthread a week or so ago. I removed the background and added lines and the "Erebus Rises" to make it kinda propaganda-y.
>>25349776Check the tree. We already did.
You decide that you need to make distance between yourself and the tower as quickly as possible.You delve into the sewers, sprinting along a hall. You notice a flight of stairs, and, remembering that the room you sensed earlier was relatively deep, take them down.You're pretty confident in your stealth...and you can't feel anything nearby. You use Focus.The sewers bloom to life. You feel hundreds of rats, some in the water, others crawling about in cracks between the tunnels. Further on ahead, toward the center of the city, loom the bright spots of the mana pools. You glance up. As you get closer to the center, the adamantium cables conducting the mana to various buildings also grows thicker, like the trunk of a tree.Several stories down, you feel the room again. There are hundreds of tiny orbs of light - like shells, encapsulating darkness. Some few dozens hold Spirit, but most are Shadow. The orbs are arranged in regular patterns.That has to be it.But it's not the only thing you sense. Above you, people are pouring toward and away from the fallen tower. Angels are flying from all corners of the city. You can feel more down below - none near you, but closer to the soul room, and the central mana-pool area, they rapidly increase in density.You make your way down, further toward the center.What do you do?>continue on toward the soul room>something else
>>25349782It's good.I kinda see it as a form Abigail would like. It;s very 'Mr Shadow'.
>>25349208>>25349512I have to say it makes for a very compelling image.I would like this new form.
>>25349791>continue on toward the soul room
>>25349791>>continue on toward the soul roomWonder if we could smash the wall and drain some mana from the cables.
>>25349791Onward, we have an ally to free!Freeing all of them would also cause some nice havoc; making a good distraction to escape, assuming the shadow mages want their freedom.
>>25349791Ugh. This whole thing makes me feel like a rat in a trap.I know we're justice and all, but I can't help but feel we should have Supersonic'd out as soon as possible.I vote to continue to the soul room for now. Full stealth.
>>25349791When we get to the center of the adamantium cables, we should nightflare it for shits. Cutting off mana to the entire city sounds like a great idea.Follow the cables
>>25349782Maybe that'll be our form if we get a shitload of humanity.>>25349791Soul room.
>>25349791Euhh. Lots of angels near the soul room means we probably shouldn't head there.If all the angels are flying to the collapsing tower, we could use this opportunity to slip out of the city, or at least hide ourselves in the outer parts of the city and look around.
>>25349791>continue on toward the soul roomWe can see about sabotaging these cables later.
We should get a better look around before we go charging into the soul room itself.
>>25349826I support this plan
>>25349825Once we break that soultrap, the fun really begins. That's when we get to eat the dynamo and break everything.
>>25349825I have a better idea than supersonic, we want to leave the city we just follow the sewers away from the city they will eventually lead to the sea or a river that leads to the sea. We are less likely to be seem or detected and is unlikely that the angel will come looking at the sewers.
>>25349798>>25349208>>25349512I know that I supported it earlier, but that's just because I think we're going to need a new form for Harry Potter adventures with Abigail.And that just screams Mr Shadow. Also, it's highly recognisable. So when we go around in stealth, androgynous or 'Shadow Abigail' form, it'll be harder to associate us with the ever grinning Mr Shadow.
>>25349791>get closer to the soul room. i want a better look at it
>>25349872I suppose dark, murky water is about as anti-angel territory as we can hope for. Maybe we should scout out an escape route first?
You continue on toward the soul room.It's an uneventful journey. You're silent, and sneaky. The angels continue to gather around the tower. Nothing senses your movements.A mere hall from the room, you turn a corner.A Shadow mage stands in front of you. You're stunned.But then, they don't have souls to detect.He takes a step, then stops. He looks down, straight at you. You both sit there, staring at each other.What do you do?>note: alarm has not been raised; you are still in stealth>walk on by without a word>do nothing>say something <write-in>>Shadow attack! (maintains stealth)>physical attack!>magic attack!>CONSUME!
>>25349826Adding this to my post.
>>25349883While we are approaching the limit of edginess here, this is still far enough away to be badass.
>>25349919>walk on by without a word
>>25349927Would you say that we're... walking on the edge?
>>25349919Just to be clear, he hasn't seen us, right?
>>25349919Walk on by. He's telepathically alerting the angels. We need to move, and fast.
>>25349919>walk on by without a wordMove along! Nothing to see here!
>>25349919>walk on by without a wordWe'll get him free, eventually.
>>25349944>He looks down, straight at you. You both sit there, staring at each other.He's seen you.
>>25349919<If you didn't see me I didn't see you.>
>>25349919>walk on by. i am almost tempted to direct pipe whistling inconspicuously into his head.
>>25349919Walk on by.
>>25349919We're a mouse now, yeah?<Squeek>
>>25349950"the shadow you are looking for is not here"
>>25349919<Highest Sandaphon Demands your presence immediately>ORJust walk on by...then again, we could just bind him...
>>25349958Won't work. They're under a compulsion, and I bet some of their standing orders are to raise the alarm.
>>25349883This is...beautiful. Thank you Anon. We ought to graffiti this somewhere before we leave.
Please tell me this didn't just break stealth and we wasted 6 mana.
>>25349919Take the form of a fellow shadow mage. Ask for an update.
>>25349976I imagine this as someone saying squeak in a really deep, masculine voice.
>>25349919>say something <write-in>"...Hello."
>>25349955Well, shit.Walk on by.
>>25349919Just bind him like we did Ila. 4 points should do.
>>25350009He's still warning the angels though, most likely. We need to get moving.
>>25349919Try to walk on by but if he stops us say hello.
>>25350020Remember that there are lots of angels near the soul room. They are probably going to come swarming us if we don't get out fast once we get a look.
>>25349991Shit just went down, it is unlikely that were pass around efficiently or that they know we special broke out, an accident is a more likely scenario. Also its a good sign that he didn't raise the alarm immediately he might be here chilling.
>>25350059And they're probably going to increase security to make it harder for us to get back in later. Damn.
>>25350101This is pretty sick
>>25350101>>25349883>>25349782>>25349290>>25349208>>25349174>>25349138>>25349129ok where the fuck did all these guys come from? i kinda wish this was one of those quests where drawfags gave a bonus to the character
Guys! Remember that the angel still don't know what the fuck is going on, I don't think it will be conceivable to them that their is a shadow elemental on the lose. They will still be trying to find out what happen and there weren't any angels near Ila so there should be still time before she is made to talk.
>>25350138The last one at least is from Princess and the Frog from the looks of it.
>>25350152>they know we were taken to the tower so Michael could experiment on us>tower blows up>we're not at the sceneI think they know we've escaped. But they didn't know where we had went to, until now.
>>25350101That is awesome.----------------------------You walk right on by. You get two feet past when the man speaks."...wait."You stop."...are you important?" the mage asks.Something about his question is odd. You feel compelled to answer.<Not at all,> you say. <Just a mote of shadow.>You can feel relief roll off him. "I see. If you're not important, I don't need to report you. In fact, I shouldn't even waste time noticing you."<No, you shouldn't.>The man begins to walk away. "...Ila told us the words of a shadow she met. Do you know Ila?"<We've met.>The man turns the corner without another word.Well. No time to waste.You head toward the soul chamber, walking down the hallway.You reach the final corner and peak your head around the edge. A short tunnel leads up to a door. It looks to be made of solid adamantium. Minute figures and shapes are carved on its surface in an intricate pattern. Light leading from the thick cables above pulses through it in waves. Three angels stand guard outside the door. They are the run-of-the mill variety...but still...three at once might be difficult.You sit there for a moment, contemplating your next move.The magic on the door stops. You stiffen.The door begins to creak open.>con't
>>25350138>All these guysNot quite.I got bored.
>>25350164Yeah, it is.
>>25350171Shadow mage confirmed for bro.
>>25350101We've got Isolation and Hunger.Gotta catch 'em all.
>>25350171shadow bless you Ila. though that compelled to answer thing is weird for me. is that a magic we havent seen yet?and get ready. this will be awsome
>>25350175please tell me at least one of those is shopped in.
>>25350175Well, at least I now know for sure that I am not tsun tsun.That was really weighing on my mind.
>>25350211I still have the raw .xcf and .sai files for most of those if you really want to see them.
>>25350206No, it was the tone of the man's question that made us feel like we should answer it. It wasn't a magical command.
>>25350020Huge protection on door.Just go through the Wall. If we can eat stone golms a tiny section of wall should be no trouble.
>>25350171>>25350232dunno why I qouted that instead of SM's
>>25350232Can we do that without breaking stealth?
>>25350249No. But if we stealth kill the Angels, then it might work out.That's a pretty tall order though.
>>25350219Didn't you know?All of /tg/ consists of yourself, the QM, and Snapple...Every Anon? They're all Snapple..So every time the thread devolves into a shitflinging contest, it's really just Snapple arguing with all the himselves..Snapple is what keeps all of /tg/ alive..Never disrespect the Snapple.(Using my name to stave of the power of the Snapple. If I'm an Anon, I may too become Snapple.. I.. I don't want to lose myself..)
>>25350249I don't see why not. Eating things doesn't seem to be noisy unless they scream.
>>25350284We can just rush through the door as a tiny shadow mouse.
>>25350324Smaller. A small shadow roach.
>>25350295Who the fuck is Snapple?
>>25350333We're all Snapple. You, me, everyone.
>>25350211It is almost as if you believe shadow quest isn't one schizophrenic person.
>>25350343GOOBLE GOBBLE, GOOBLE GOBBLE, ONE OF US, ONE OF US
>>25350352You forgot that he lives in Idaho.
>>25350356GOOBLE GOBBLE, GOOBLE GOBBLE, WE ACCEPT HER, ONE OF US!
You feel something emerging from the door. Light...and......Lightning.One presence emerges. He's an angel - but not like any you've seen before. He walks with a confident, easy swagger. Black hair droops from around his head in an unkempt mane. The room darkens around him - and it's a darkness you cannot penetrate.But it isn't shadow. No - he's bending the light. You've seen mages use the light...but this angel dominates it.The other angels immediately salute this newcomer, pounding their fists to their white tabards."I hope you'll put the spells to good use," the angel says. "Michael spent decades perfecting it, after the city was first founded. It allowed us to truly begin the empire. A land where shadow was finally, firmly reigned in."The other presence steps from the door.>con't
You freeze in place.It's Duke Vellik.Part of you wants to lunge forward and demand an explanation. Another part of you feels betrayed. But mostly, you're just too surprised to do anything."I will," Vellik says. "I've a few underlings that could be much more useful as loyal servants than unruly mages. One, in particular, in fact. Highly useful.""Useful for the Ring City, as well?""Of course, Lucifer," Vellik says smoothly. "As long as your support is guaranteed against Kan-Abar.""The faster you help us repair the Velarion, the faster it will be under your command, for the duration of the war," Lucifer says. "Come. There's plenty more to see."They walk down the hall toward you.The door begins to shut behind them.What do you do?>wait until they walk by, then behead that backstabbing bastard>you can't jump to conclusions. Hide, and let them pass>run back the way you came;>quick! Slip into the soul vault!>some other strategy
>>25350381looks like we found a full fledged edgymancer
>>25350386>quick! Slip into the soul vault!
>>25350386>quick! Slip into the soul vault!I think we found our prey. But later.
>>25350386Slip into the Vault with our blink. Vellik has his hands in many pies, and loves to play all the sides off of each other.
>Just when I though Michael couldn't be beat
>>25350386>quick! Slip into the soul vault!Surprise, the chronic schemer duke is a douche that intends to sell us out. No use blowing our cover now, run for the vault.
>>25350386>>you can't jump to conclusions. Hide, and let them pass
>>25350386>quick! Slip into the soul vault!I'd rather not confront them now. The Duke is almost certainly planning to double-cross the angels and fuck them up at some point in the future. Let's not spoil his deal.
>>25350386Into the vault!
>>25350386Slip into the Vault!we can study the soul cages and free the enslaved mages...
>>25350418You participate in that quest?It's a full moonblood tonight.
>>25350386Slip into the soul vault.We never trusted Vellik from the start. This is unsurprising, at best. It just puts him a little higher up on the JUSTICE list.
>>25350386Into the vault.Also. Lucifer.Eat Him.Later.He's got a Shard of True Darkness. I just know it.
>>25350386>quick! Slip into the soul vault!gogogogogogo gotta go fast!Watch us have to roll for this, roll a natural 1, and then Wile Coyote into the vault door.
>>25350386>you can't jump to conclusions. Hide, and let them passi do not want to be in that vault when that door closes. we have no idea how to get it open from inside. at all. and i dont want to have to figure it out while we are locked in
>>25350386>"Of course, Lucifer," Vellik says smoothly. "As long as your support is guaranteed against Kan-Abar."So the Duke is quite literally making a deal with the devil?Fuck yeah.
>>25350386Can we use Blink without breaking stealth?
>>25350441This sounds worryingly possible.
>>25350443Once we're inside? We free the mages and smash the door off it's hinges. But we can't waste time or draw attention before we kickstart the rebellion.
>>25350386>quick! Slip into the soul vault!now is the time to jump to conclusions
>>25350441Um, no. You're thinking of the shadowlings bits we've met, Darkxis and Isolate.
>>25350443We don't have to worry about getting out, if need be they will open the door for us.
>>25350450hmmm. I don't think so... But having Shadow Master clarify would be nice...
>>25350432Nope.>>25350450Yes.>>25350445>So the Duke is quite literally making a deal with the devil?I'm so clever.--------------------------------------Vote 1:>duck into the vaultVote 2:>try to blink into the vault
>>25350463now is *not the time to jump to conclusions
>>25350473>Vote 2:>>try to blink into the vault
>>25350462its just this entire room has been made from the ground up to contain shadow. will shadow and spirit. and from the sound of it there is something involved in the actual casting of the spell in there. so i wouldnt put it past them to actually be competent with this room for once
>>25350473>duck into the vaultBlinking might alert them to magic in the air, considering they're around Shadow Mages a lot.
>>25350464No, I'm thinking of Lucifer.Even if he hasn't co-opted a Shard, he's using Light to play with Darkness. That means he's full of nutrition.
>>25350473>Nope.Read it when you get the chance. It was a one off. Pretty fun.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/24636378/I know it says Zombie Quest int the title. It becomes something more.
>>25350473hmmm, blinking would take us through/past them... and I don't think that would be in our interests...voting 1
>>25350473alright. 2try blink. i really hope that doesnt make us easier to detect
>>25350496Samefag here.>>25350473I vote 1
>>253504732No reason not to blink, really. Just improves our chances of making it in undetected.We should start keeping a list of people who need to be punched in the dick.
Blink into the vault it is!Roll 1d100
>>25350473Use blink bu try to wait for Lucifer to get out of the way wait for the last possible second if needed.
Rolled 48>>25350541COME ON!
Rolled 5>>25350541BLINK SHADOW
Rolled 41>>25350541Wile Coyote up in this bitch!
>>25350528Not enough paper in the world.Also, Auriel (probably) doesn't have a dick to punch.
Rolled 100>>25350541Come one
Rolled 81>>25350541Doom to us all!
Rolled 17>>25350541this will end in tears...
Rolled 13>>25350541incoming nat 1
>>25350555>Hope I roll high>5I'mma stop rolling now.
nat 100, 9th rollWe sneaky
>>25350563AWWW YEAH! ROLL #9 BABY, WE GET A CRIT MODIFIER.
>>25350563super blink? lookit that
>>25350563>100OH SHIT NIGGA
Rolled 85>>25350563ok i just keep waiting for the other shoe to drop. i and it keeps happening>>25350541
Rolled 89>>25350563come all
>>25350563well, a decent result with a positive spin...Hopefully this means Happy Shadow Time...
Rolled 49>>25350563WE'RE IN!
>>25350563Oh, if you insist.
>>25350563I am so fucking proud of myself right now!
>>25350563>Come one>Rolls 100Oh snap.
>>25350559Auriel was tentatively removed from the list when she started to mellow the fuck out.
>>25350595>>25350596TAKE YOUR DICE OUT OF THE EMAIL FIELD IF YOU'RE NOT ROLLING WHEN SM REQUESTS
Rolled 70, 52, 85, 4, 20 = 231>>25350614why? you buttfrustrated?
>>25350614Damn. Sorry dude, it was the heat of the moment.
>>25350612I reserve judgement until I see how she reacts to us releasing the Shadow Mages.
>>25350614Chill man they weren't linked anyway
>>25350628we are afraid of the 1's
hopefully the evening we spend recuperating, she spent looking for the body. And found it.
>>25350653We're already past ten votes anyway, so a 1 at this point wouldn't matter.
>>25350659Doesn't much matter at this point, seeing as we've already killed Michael.
>>25350659If not, we'll co-op some Spirit mages we've freed to help us find the body and show her.
>>25350673Unless we want to keep Auriel and Flint as party members...or break the angels into factions and sow discord in the empire.
>>25350677Nice idea. But if we free the mages, we're grabbing the two or three closest plus lla and going Supersonic to Scholomance.Seriously, fuck trying to fight Sandalphon.
>>25350673Kind of does. I feel a little fond of her, plus Flinty might be heartbroken if she leaves the party permanently.
>>25350673If she did she won't be as upset to find out what she thought was her friend dead at our hands. I'd hate to have all the work on her we've done wasted because a jerk lied to her.
>>25350673Yeah, but I'd like the truth regarding his nature to be brought to light (ha) as well. It does more for our own cause if it's known that we killed a guy who totally had it coming, rather than just killing him so we could escape.
>>25350701>Seriously, fuck trying to fight Sandalphon.Agreed.
>>25350702>>25350709Oh come on. Even if she finds out Michael is an asshole, we're still about to sow discord in the middle of Ring City. Auriel is going to hate us by the end of this, no matter what we do.
>>25350701We're definately getting Flint and Auriel out, plus the shadow-bro we made in the sewers.
>>25350727>>25350741Thirded. That guy scares me in our current state.
>>25350701We still have to get Flint, and in extension, Auriel. Or at least leave a message.>Officially done fucking around. World is awful, need to tear it down and start again. Will be waiting with Abigal if you want to help build a better world. Hope you will be there.>Regards, Mr S
If Ila has been spreading tales about us the shadow and spirit mages might be more coherant then I feared. So they might have a chance at escaping once we free them.
>>25350744That may be, but we've made her see our side once before, and we have a witness and victim now to prove it. Ila.
>>25350747Flint and Auriel aren't being held as prisoners though, they can get out on their own and we can regroup with them later if they wish. If things get hot and we need to leave in a hurry, I think we can safely leave them behind and trust they won't be in urgent danger.
You blink into the soul vault just as it's about to seal itself closed, and slip inside.You here Lucifer's voice. "...did you sense something?" "No," Vellik says.The door grinds against the floor, slowly closing...and grinds to a stop with a good foot and a half left to go."Dammit, not again.""Get the mechanics down here," Lucifer's voice says. "We're headed to the control sector anyway. We'll have them up the mana flow to this section of the city."One of the angels takes off at a quick run. You feel Lucifer and Vellik swiftly walk down one of the long corridors. Two angels remain on the outside of the vault door.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9TtYbt7mCgYou turn.Rising before you are neat, even shelves. Spherical orbs of pale light rest within dusty metal arms that keep each sphere secure.There's hundreds of them. Maybe thousands.Thousands of souls...enslaved.You wonder when they're taken. When they're as young as Abigail? Before they even know what they are? How long have they lived like this?You know instinctively - this is not right. This must end.But how?If you break the spheres...might you kill them? Or free them?One particular sphere grabs your attention. It feels...familiar.You wander down the aisle. It's low enough for you to see it easily. A soft, dark light spins in the core of the glassy orb.Ila.She's held there. Twisting...slowly turning.What do you do?>break Ila's sphere>break them all>use Nightflare>it's too risky. Leave.>something else
>>25350744But she will know we were right and we didnt lie to her. On the note of Sandalphon we really need to get more information on all the other angels, I fuck we didn't know about Lucifer until now. And he is alsmot as scary as Sandalphon.
>>25350744It needs to be done. She'll understand when she takes a step back and sees the bigger picture.
>>25350747>>25350755Flint, Auriel, Shadow Bro and lla.If we have to choose, I say Shadow Bro and lla. By simple virtue of the fact that Flint and Auriel are safer in Ring City than anywhere else.
>>25350744Yeah, in all likelihood, if we free all the enslaved mages at once it's going to turn into an angel holocaust. There's a good chance Auriel will end up dying, since she's still in her weakened state.
>>25350781NIGHTFLARE WITH 8 MANA.
>>25350781I doubt we can erase a Soul with Nightflare. On the other hand, the Spheres might have failsafes to destroy the soul if they're broken.Nightflare.
>>25350781>You here Lucifer's voice. "...did you sense something?">"No," Vellik says.Ha ha, we will refrain from stabbing you the next time we see you for that, Vellik.
>>25350744It's a different kind of discord. What we're about to do is deliver a short-term crippling (assuming we do some serious property damage before moping the fuck out) blow that ultimately will serve to unite our opposition in the cause of our destruction. Bringing to light the level of corruption at the top of the Angels' organization will (if managed right) cause unbridgeable rifts to form within Sandalphon's ranks and the entire support mechanism (the baseline humans that make the food and repair the weapons). That could be crippling for them during the war we probably just kicked off.
>>25350799FUCK, NEVERMIND. DISREGARD.
>>25350781Err, I meant to type nightblaze! I suppose you have the option of using nightflare on Ila's sphere or trying to nightblaze them all.
>>25350781Jesus Christ.This is not Justice.This is not Justice at all.
Rolled 95alright peps. we have a problem. breaking the spheres will do one of 2 things. free them. or kill them. i say we take one sphere. no Ila's. break it. and focus to see what happens to the shadow inside. if it does something similar to steward? then most likely it frees them. if not then it kills them. figure out where to do go from there
>>25350769Auriel knows exactly what's going on.She doesn't like it, but we're likely about to kill dozens of angels by proxy, release a whole bunch of shadow mages and basically seriously fracture Ring City's power.We';re gonna need a 100 for that diplo roll.
Rolled 17, 96, 43, 56, 71 = 283>>25350822does nightblaze destroy souls when we use it near people?
>>25350781Break a sphere, not Ila's, and see what happens. If we can sense the soul returning to it's body, then BREAK. FUCKING. EVERYTHING.
>>25350781Why don't we try taking the sphere?In any case, we have time to scout around a little more before we do anything.>>25350827After looking around, this would probably be a good idea.
>>25350781>use NightflareMUAHAHAHA, LET CHAOS REIGN!
Is there any other way we can use our focus or another observational tool to get a better idea of how it works before we start smashing shit up?
>>25350818OH FUCK IT. DISREGARD MY DISREGARD.Nightflare. Final answer.
>>25350781We need more information and Michel was the one who made this monstrosity possible. Is it possible to salvage a part of him...his knowledge, I mean we consume him his soul some part of him is with us. Maybe hunger knows consuming is his thing.
>>25350827Seconding. Experiment with breaking a random orb first.If it kills that mage, well too bad, but they're probably better off dead than enslaved.
>>25350822Do we have any idea what Nightblaze will do here, or are we flying blind?
>>25350781>>25350862If we do experiments we might as well test nightflare as well.>>25350865blind
>>25350865We have no idea. We should probably look around a bit more before we do anything.We still have stealth.
>>25350858It's worth a try, if nothing else.
>>25350865Well, Nightblaze destroyed the machinery that Michael was using to hold us captive. It stands to reason that it would do the same to the machines holding these souls.
>>25350870>>25350862Combine these two
>>25350781What did Michel said about Ila soul went threatening her?
Rolled 74>>25350799>>25350805>>25350843>>25350852>>25350856come on guys, lets be scientific. first try breaking it, while using our body to silence the breaking itself so the two angels out front dont hear. then we try nightflare if that doesnt work. if nightflare works when breaking doenst, then 420nightblaze it 10mana
>>25350781Before we break one I say we hold onto one of the orbs. Maybe we can communicate or learn how to free them from something we feel.
>>25350881there is a big difference between a souled body and a bodiless soul.
>>25350897This sounds like a plan.
GUYS BE CAREFUL, WE KILLED SPECTATOR WITH NIGHTBLAZE, HER SOUL IS VULNERABLE.
>>25350843Well, you've used it more than once now with people around, and it hasn't hurt their souls. Silly.>>25350865You clearly have no idea.----------------------------Vote 1:>experiment. Use nightflare on the orb next to Ila's. If the soul dies, you judge that's still better than enslavement.Vote 2:>experiment, physically breaking the orb next to Ila'sVote 3:>Nightblaze. MAXIMUM POWERVote 4:>take Ila's orb, then leave
>>25350916You mean Steward? No we didn't, his soul just flew off probably back to the city.
both Vote 1:>experiment. Use nightflare on the orb next to Ila's. If the soul dies, you judge that's still better than enslavement.Vote 2:>experiment, physically breaking the orb next to Ila's
>>25350781Maybe we should explore the room look for information maybe the souls are remove here or their is a clue of how the process is carry out, mayve even reverse.
>>253509181 and 2
>>25350918>experiment. Use nightflare on the orb next to Ila's. If the soul dies, you judge that's still better than enslavement.
>>25350918Voting 1. If that works, then do 3.
>>25350781We seriously need to find a way to get Pocket... Could we use Isolation to protect the soul and Hunger to eat the spell?
>>253509185Grab one of the orbs and try to see if that helps figure out what happens. We might even be able to communicate with said person.
Rolled 67>>253509182. less likely to be noticed by others, so we are more likely to get a second chance at experimenting. except dont use the one right next to Ila. we dont want her more implicated than is needed.
>>253509181If the soul dies, then 2.If it lives, then 3.
Idea for another experiment!Take one and see if we can drain mana from it without killing it.Mana batteries here we come
>>25350918Can we try to retrieve knowledge of Michel's soul? With hunger's help?
>>25350964you want to use trapped souls as mana batteries.
Rolled 77>>25350918>>25350952actually yeah that might helpphysicaly hold one of the orbs, get a better look at it. maybe that will help. non distructive tests before destructive
>>25350941>>25350918Lets try this before we break anything. There might be information on the sealing spell somewhere in here, and we are still undetectable.
>>25350781can we grab a random one that isn't Ila's, and physically break it? That way, we should be able to see if it frees the soul or kills it...I propose we move to the middle of the vault (hopefully allowing the massive quantity of restrained souls to help conceal our magics), try Physically breaking one and using Night flare on one. This way, we can see which methods do and don't work. after all, if night flare can free them, then a full power nightblaze should free all of them... or if nightflare just kills them, but breaking them frees them, then we spend that little extra time going Berzerk Juggernaut on them...>>253509181&2, though preferably in the middle of the vault, for extra concealing... and start with physical breaking...
>>25350968This is a good idea. Can we try this?
>>25350964This is not Justice.
>>253509181, followed by 2, followed by either 3 or BREAK EVERYTHING, depending on the results of 1 and 2.
>>25350918Imma say 1
I'm pretty sure all we get from eating a soul is XP. The memories are lost.
>>25350964>Using enslaved souls as mana batteriesThat is not Justice.
>>25350968Oh hey, that's a neat idea. Let's give this a shot real quick.
>>25350971It's actually not that bad an idea. We temporarily boost ourselves with the souls we are carrying to freedom while running like our life depends on it.It does.
>>25350995Still we can try, maybe the blessing or hyperion is similar to the shard of darkness.
----------------------------QM's note:For every numbered vote after this one, please vote with ONLY the link back to my post calling for a vote, and the number itself.For example:-your post starts->>253509182-your post ends-And that's it.Voting will be cut off after five minutes, or when I decide to cut it off, if it's a particularly crazy decision.This is to help reduce any samefagging that may or may not be occurring. It also makes it much easier to tally. If your vote does not adhere to these guidelines, it will be ignored. This notice will be reposted at the start of the next few threads.--------------------------------Cutting off votes.
wait hang on if the city is using these souls as batteries, we should look for where those adamantium cables from earlier lead, then use nightflare on THAT. That'll knock out power and might do something to the souls too!
>>25350968...We could try!
>>25351017>He went with the thing I wanted a couple threads ago that people said was retarded.Suck it everybody else.
>>25350968If not exactly knowledge maybe his memories.
>>25351035Try to find that damn tree.
>>25351017Can't you just put a " " after the number to bypass the wait period?
>>25351056Then it would be obvious that the person was samefagging.
You pick up the orb next to Ila's, lifting it away from its holder.Nothing seems to happen. You turn it over in your hand, examining it on all sides. It's uniform in shape and composition.You focus Nightflare on the orb.>Mana: 13/20It disintegrates on contact with your power.Even as the light magic falls away, the shadowy spirit is tearing out of its shell. It flies off, soaring down the aisle, and vanishing through the back wall. When it passes the magic-lined stone, it vanishes from your ability to detect, but you don't think it was harmed in the process....well. That was interesting.What do you do now?>Isn't it obvious? RELEASE THE KRAKEN!>something else
>>25351087>Isn't it obvious? RELEASE THE KRAKEN!NIGHTBLAZEFULL FUCKING POWER
>>25351087RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!!
>>25351087>Isn't it obvious? RELEASE THE KRAKEN!
>Isn't it obvious? RELEASE THE KRAKEN!If we're going to be detected we might as well go large!
>>25351087>Isn't it obvious? RELEASE THE KRAKEN!NIGHTBLAZE10 MANANO BREAKS ON THIS RAPE TRAIN
>>25351087Count to 100 Shadows, then Full Power Nightblaze.don't want Lucifer and the Duke too close when we free ALL THE SLAVES!!!
>>25351087RELEASE THE KRAKEN!FOR SHADOWY JUSTICE
>>25351087>Isn't it obvious? RELEASE THE KRAKEN!It's time we go on the offensive. Let the angels reap what they have sown.
>>25351087goodbye world. RELEASE LE KRACKE+++ATBA
>>25351087>Isn't it obvious? RELEASE THE KRAKEN!420 nigthblaze all day erryday!
>>25351087RELESE THE KRAKEN FULL POWER420BLAZEIT
>>25351087FULL POWER, CAPTAINNIGHTBLAZE THIS SHIT
>>25351087>RELEASE THE KRAKEN!But I don't think we have enough mana for every orb....
>>25351087>RELEASE THE KRAKEN!
>>25351087>>Isn't it obvious? RELEASE THE KRAKEN!Unleash hell.
>>25351087420 nightblaze it!
>>25351087...we did wait for Sandy and the Duke to get out of detection range for the spell, right?
>>25351087Release them all.</world>
>>25351087Just out of interest what would have happened if we smashed it?
>>25351135Fuck it. We 420blazeitfgt and then bail the fuck out of here. FREEDOOOOOOOM.
time to write!
Rolled 1>>25351161let me get it out of my system really quick
Rolled 99>>25351087>Isn't it obvious? RELEASE THE KRAKEN!wait a bit for the duke and the other guy to get a good bit away
>>25351135You mean Lucy and Duke.And it doesn't even matter. They're gonna have their hands full.This is our declaration of war. A war for JUSTICE.
>>25351170STOP TAUNTING THE DICE GODS
>inb4 this is a terrible, terrible mistake.
>>25351087And so, we throw the world into chaos.
>>25351087Hope it didn't get caught by a containment spell in those stones.AlsoBe so kind as to RELEASE THE KRAKEN!Pls.
>>25351172Take the god damn dice out of the field when it's not rolling time.
>>25351187>inb4 this is the best thing since sliced angel food cake
>>25351172You filthy son of a whore.
>>25351187If it is, oh well.It's habbening
>>25351161I wonder what's going to happen to Ila when she gets her soul back in the middle of questioning, and to Flint and Auriel when the fighting breaks out.Oh well, we're already committed to this path, lets free them all and hope for the best, preferably while running the hell away in the confusion.
>>25351187What were we supposed to do? Just walk away and let this horrible system perpetuate itself? Hell no, we're doing something they can't ignore.
Is there anyway we could try sending an impression directly into the souls before we kick off the revolution?
>>25351187Of course it is, we just unshackled who knows how many heavily traumatized mages in the middle of a highly populated area. Also, we're going to have to find Ila, in the garden, surrounded by the angels that picked her up.
>>25351087>Isn't it obvious?CONSUME ALL OF THE SOULSNo, but in all serious, let's set em free
>>25351187If it works we'll deliver a crushing blow against the angels. If it doesn't work, we've at least deprived them of all their mage support.But I hope it works. I would be sadfrog.jpg if we accidentally killed Ila.
>>25351222Or we might just end up killing all of them.Who the fuck knows.
>>25351187You're thinking like a cog again.Let's review our list of tasks at hand:>[X] Find soul room>[X] Free mages>[ ] Escape>[ ] Find Airship>[ ] Eat Dynamo>[ ] Eclipse>[ ] Tear down the city>[ ] Rescue Flint>[ ] Rescue Ila>[ ] FleeSubtasks:>[ ] Find Auriel>[ ] Mock Sandalphon
>>25351231Yeah, that too...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vT-P5xCaVb4Justice demands you act.You've judged this place as wrong...without humanity, or morality.And it's time to pass judgement.You gather your power...and unleash it.>mana: 5/20Nighblaze flares out from your body in a sphere.The orbs crack, and shatter to pieces. Shards of light explode through the room like firecrackers.Shadow floods your vision. Hundreds of souls rush back to their owners, free of the magic holding them in place. The sound rushes around you like the dark winds of change. The light in the walls of the room goes dark. The door to the room loses power, and goes black.In an instant, it's silent.>con't
>>25351233No, I'm just pointing out that Ila is probably going to die as a consequence of this. But she'll die free and whole, and that counts for something.
>>25351233still will never support. too many people live here. Earning the gratitude of the mages is good yes. Making us public enemy number 1 isn't.
>>25351242Oh god, here come the screams.
>>25351242Uh oh...This is totally gonna get us spotted.
Rolled 72>>25351242wait i changed my mind lets go back
>>25351266THERE'S NO GOING BACK NOW SON.
time to run. After those souls!
>>25351265It's gonna get the angels riled for sure, but may actually make it more difficult to specifically locate one mousy little shadow.
>>25351242We probably just crippled Ring City, leaving all of the South open to invasion from Vampiria.mfw we have to hold the South together to fight the shadowy forces of the North
>>25351265No shit.We just took out power to the city and released all their mind controlled shadow mages.If this isn't a direct declaration of war, then I don't know what is. There is no ambiguity here. There is no hesitation. There is Shadow, and it is declaring that this will not stand.
Still working on it, but I think I might as well post this now.
>>25351278>Evil triumphs!We're not evil.
Get ready to hide nigger, we can still use the element of surprise.
>>25351291I have a unity pick too, but it's not really all that similar.
>>25351259You seem to think we won't be public enemy #1 anyways.Still, crashing the airship is a bad idea, in terms of harming civilians and in terms of our own abilities. That airship is going to be absurdly well guarded, especially after this.We probably should be running now.
>>25351242Did we get them all?
So, when Auriel gets really pissed at what we just did, are we still going to bring her with us?
>>25351275>not leading the vampire queen's army to conquer the kingdoms of the south, then subverting her rule and becoming world emperor
Well, we may have released so shit that really should have been for legit reason, but I think we did good.Captcha: eskead ConsumptionSilly captcha
>>25351311We got all that we are going to get.
>>25351259The only way to build a new world is to tear down the one that exists. If we are hated because we are an agent of chaos and change, then that is much better than being hated for being an uncaring asshole like our predecessor.
>>25351242Just straight up saying it, now.
>>25351312Went we accuse her about keep people in slavery she had a few misgivings
>>25351313>not eating Yi Fang, the Black Lady, Sandalphon and the Duke and installing our friends as rulers.
>>25351242perhaps in retrospect not every shadow mage is as progressive a thinker as we arewhoops
>>25351312Depends. We might just run away let her cool down for a few months.Flint is coming along though.
>>25351318Lets eat the angels outside and free more then.
>>25351312We don't know if she'll even survive this if the shadow mages intend on getting revenge shots in before running away. I find it funny we told IIa we went to the gardens, exactly where we told Auriel to search for the body. So that may be a thing.
>>25351334>installing our friends as rulersJust because they're our friends doesn't mean that they would be good rulers.
You feel something far above you. A tiny drop of shadow...from so far, you know it's probably more powerful than that.The spell snuffs out a light.And then it begins.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_g4I-_WxYkShadow blossoms in your senses from a hundred points at once. Light flares to meet it. They twist together, battling against one another.The room shakes. The rock cracks. The rumbling rapidly increases in intensity, as does the feeling of magic.Hundreds of points of darkness. But thousands of flaring lights.What do you do?>head to the mana pool chamber>head to the airship>escape from the city>discuss: time to decompress? Note that it takes one turn to reverse your Compression.>find Ila>find Auriel>find Flint>some other strategy
>>25351312>implying Ila hasn't already killed Auriel in the first few seconds after getting her soul back
>>25351312Let's take her too. Flint'll get all mopey without her.Plus, since she hung around us, she might get tortured for info on us if we leave her.
>>25351346... err you do realize in our gang we have like half the known world's royalty right?
>>25351334>eating the duke and Yi FangB-but they're cool.
>>25351334>The DukeYou know, we still don't know what game he's playing.
>head to the airshipIts time to give this little rebellion a fighting chance.
>>25351350>head to the airship
>>25351350Awwwwwww shit it's a bloody revolution out there.We need to get Auriel and Flint and get out now before shit REALLY goes down
>>25351350Find Ila, Flint, and Auriel.
>>25351360>but they're royaltyBeing royal doesn't make you a good ruler either.
>>25351350>head to the airshipHAHA TIME FOR ECLIPSE
>head to the airshipAnd yes. Decompress.Ignite the eclipse. Even if we don't fight Sandles, we give the Shadowmages a big boost to fuck shit up and we take out their prized ship.
Actually we might not want to destroy the airship, if anything we should fly up and rally the shadow & Spirit mages to us an take the ship as our own.Any that can't fit are ordered to regroup at Archon and if they are questioned say that SHADOW send them.
>>25351350Escape first, before we do anything else.We have to get somewhere else.
>>25351350>head to the mana pool chamber
>>25351364Whatever game he is playing, it is clearly nothing compared the Black Lady or Yi Fang.
>>25351350Return to normal size, get to the airship, blow it up.
>>25351350Are they all free?
>>25351350Find IIa. Seriously. Everyone else is relatively safe.She's a target.
>>25351350>Head to the airshipGotta eat that core. Then the eclipse happens and these shadow mages have a chance.
>>25351385>SKY PIRATES, ASSEMBLE!
>>25351385if the ship hadn't used its teleportation I'd agree.
>>25351378Bullshit. Flint would organize pasta feasts all the time, his people would be joyous and healthy.
Rolled 82>>25351350>>find Ila
Vellik is probably standing next to Lucy cackling internally.
>>25351350Airship. The thing can warp and I want it gone.Then IIa.
>>25351392Yeah, you broke all the orbs.
>>25351350>Head to the airshipIf we don't get the eclipse going, most of these shadow mages are going to die.That is our next task.
>>25351393Not if the shadow mages kill Flint and Auriel.
>>25351350>find IlaShe's the most likely to get killed, the least likely to leave willingly and the hardest to hide. What could go wrong.
Reminder to use the Hunger Shard to eat the dynamo this time.We gonna fuck shit up.
>>25351350Airship, now. We can get a birds-eye view of what's going on and we will have the tools/supplies to do what we want. Decompress too
>>25351350We need a gigantic impression that encompasses the whole city. All shadows are to gather and flee in the same direction. Alone we will fall, together some might survive.
>>25351406He'll probably give us some grief about not being more subtle about it though.
>>25351350Head toward the airship and once we are away from the guards uncompress.
we should send them to Tarun Gakth. They could lose an army in there.
>>25351350To the airship as fast as possiblelets make this revolution for real baby yeeaaahhh
>>25351350Can we give orders to Wispy?If so, have him get Flint and Auriel.If not, then we must find Ila, Flint and Auriel.Maybe tell any Shadow or Spirit Mages we pass to regroup at the Airship. We need something to move all these new friends, and what better than the angels last airship?
>>25351409Beautiful, lets eat the angels outside and go for the airship.
>>25351413They're VIP's.And what are we going to accomplish dragging them along to Scholomance? Fang's expressed his desire for their company. Are we going to throw them at his tender mercy?
Auriel is going to be fucking CONVINCED leaving us alive is a horrible idea. I mean seriously, from her perspective the second we were no longer supervised we led a revolt of shadow mages and killed most of her friends.
>>25351419Agreed.I hope he's up for it after just fucking up Michael though.
----------------------Alrighty, you've voted to head for the airship.Now, do you forgo all stealth, or sprint/fly there as fast as possible?
>>25351350Can we partly decompress? As in some middle ground between full size and and tiny?
>>25351437It's a feast!
>>25351457I favor speed.
>>25351442Fortunately we're so much more powerful than her at this point that her opinion on our survival is laughably irrelevant.
>>25351457We are the fastest around!
>>25351442And I wonder what Sir Flint will think. But hey,>MECHANIC OF THE NIGHT
>>25351439No, we're taking them because they're our friends.Well, maybe not Auriel, but Flint is tapping that so he'll want her along.
>>25351457Yes. The angels are tied up in this sudden shadow storm.Super sonic it. Decompress.
>>25351442Yeah we may have fucked up our friendship with her for this. >>25351457Keep stealth on for now, we really don't want any angels realizing that we're running out of the soul vault and putting two and two together.
Rolled 72>>25351457stealthly quick.
>>25351457RUN.There's probably enough chaos to run by without distractions.
>>25351457Supersonic. Sonic booms underground because fuck everyone.
>>25351477Auriel, in traveling with us, has shown that she's capable of changing at least. Out of all the angels here, she deserves a second chance.
>>25351457Fly there as quickly as possible. Angels know where the souls are kept - they know we're here now. Besides, nightblaze ruined our first layer of cloak. Might as well book it while we can
>>25351457Speed. The angels will have too much to deal with to target us personally with more than one or two token fighters.
>>25351457Decompress, have a snack on the guards outside the door, speed down the hallways, try and find our friends...
>>25351435No we need to send a message to te shadow mages.. To flee and survive for another day. To flee to the ruins of Jacobs field until we can find a true safe heaven.
>>25351457Fast as possible.
>>25351477I'm saying that it's because they are our friends that we should LEAVE them.Seriously. Fang. Either we change our travel plans, or we leave them behind.
>>25351460IF we can do this I say do it whatever the choice, if we can make ourselves seem less important compared to other shadow mages that would definitely help us.
Roll 1d100 for supersonic.
>>25351400True, but it can still fly which would be enough and would help us evac all the others.We want to rescue as many as we can.
Rolled 97>>25351525god damn it. this is bad
>>25351522Definitely change our travel plans. NO NPC LEFT BEHIND!
>>25351525Oh, and you're decompressed.>>25351526wut r u doin mate
im still paying for that nat 100 yesterday apparently.
Rolled 30>>25351525This cannot end well...
>>25351442I can almost see her just after digging out a corpse without lips horrified by the implication whispering "Shadow was right..." and then hundred of shadows mages being reveling at the same moment.
>>25351522Fang might be a manipulative bastard, but at least he isn't a dick.Seriously, all these angels are dicks.
Rolled 95>>25351525Speed of Light.
>>25351509Jacobs Field is occupied by the Kanians as far as we know. A safer bet would be the abandoned keep.I'd still prefer wrecking that airship during the confusion though, it keeps the angels from having that "instant-anywhere fuck you" ability.
>>25351539>>25351534Ha!(And since we're compressed while doing this, I think the Supersonic should have some piercing damage/force behind it)
Rolled 70>>25351550His own brother ran away to raise a family.He's a huge dick. He's a funny dick, but he's a dick. And he's Spirit. He can break Flint and Auriel.
>>25351563We decompressed apparently. And I believe Sandy caught up to us.
>>25351546>Shadow was rightThey will wear t-shirts that say that in the future.
I can't wait for sandalthongs to blame Yi Fang for this.
>>25351553Starving Kanians thanks to us.
>>25351553I'd prefer Tarun Gakth. If steward hid a city there so could we.
>>25351590Yeah, we've probably just started this setting's version of WWI.
>>25351442<If you had just let me out of the cage this all could have been avoided.>
>>25351590Yeah. Justifications for his paranoia probably aren't good, but hey;>SHADOW MECHANIC DON'T TAKE ORDERS NO MORE
>>25351553It's only once a month though, and we may not be able to get to the airship.I'd expect they would be protecting their flagship heavily during the fighting.
>>25351582No, no, he's an asshole. He'll probably manipulate us and everyone around us, but I'm pretty sure he won't just straight up murder us on some vague pretence of moral superiority like the angels would.IE. He's not a dick.
>>25351607And funnily enough, our side is extraordinarily under prepared.
>>25351590Which is why we need to not go to Fang after this.Maybe head to Dobshire to help Flint and his parasite?
>>25351590On the bright side, we've pretty much crippled Ring City.Depending on how Vellik plays his hand, this could be the end of the angels.
>>25351611<All I wanted was a Pepsi. Just one Pepsi.>
BOOMYour aura erupts behind you, and you blast out the room, blowing past the two angels. They're thrown up against the walls by the sheer force of your passing.You're down the way you came in half a second.You barely pull up in time to stop yourself from slamming headfirst into solid rock.You flap your way up the stairs, then cruise out the first grate you see.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5Gi_trjnu4The city is in complete chaos. Towers that dotted the skyline are gone. Plumes of smoke from tons of fallen rubble cover most of the inner streets, and the shadow mages are using it to their advantage. Most of them are gathering in that area, where it's darker, but the fighting is scatter all over the place. Beams and explosions of light and shadow erupt throughout the air.You power up again for your supersonic...An angel soars toward you, sword raised!Roll 1d100
>>25351590We're no longer a cog. World's changing around us.
>>25351624No, he'll turn Flint and Auriel into puppets to manipulate Arland/Ring City respectively.Tell me he wouldn't. Tell me he wouldn't with a straight face.
Rolled 70>>25351643Rolling for TOP GUN
>>25351625But which side is "our side" though?
Rolled 90>>25351643ohh shit
>>25351658>>25351660>>25351663WE TOP GUN NOW
>>25351658>>25351660>>25351663This Angel is fucked.
>>25351628>crippled ring city.I wonder about that. We basically sprung a jail, that's about it. If we'd found a way to take out a few of their mana pools (which seem to power the city) like SM was hinting at we'd probably have done some actual lasting damage. And distracted the angels before the soul heist.
>>25351643hIGH SPEED DECAPITATION!
>>25351658>>25351660>>25351663>>25351666>>25351671WE TOP GUN NOW
>>25351660>>25351663HA HA! Time to fuck up angels!
>>25351628>we've pretty much crippled Ring City.We've crippled their ability to use the shadow mages, but not much else unless they at least kill a minimum of their number in angels. Also depends on what all the shadow mages OUTSIDE of the Ring City choose to do with their freedom....I wonder.
Rolled 13>>25351643RIIIIIDE INTOOOOOO THEDANGER ZONE
>>25351658>>25351660>>25351663Did someone order delivery? Because it looks like a meal is heading right at us.
>>25351687More like a concentration camp filled with pissed off superhumans.
>>25351661the shadow and spirit mages, if only because they're the oppressed underdogs in this system.
>>25351687Well, they've lost their human mages.
guys i have an idea. instead of eating the core. we steal this ship. get as many shadow mages as we can on the thing, and fly it the fuck out of here.though we would have to deal with all the angels that are probably on it
>>25351655I said as much.But he's more reasonable than the angels, and manipulates everyone without discrimination based on race, gender or element.
>>25351687And we're about to eat their airship. If we Eclipse, then we've just given out shadow users a huge edge.
>>25351704we have nothing that can effect mana pools right now though.
Is anyone else in favor of yelling, "EREBUS RISES" as we supersonic over the shadow mages?
>>25351658>>25351660>>25351663I think I just cackled out loud. Well rolled good sirs!
>>25351693Well, their best healer and scientist is dead one of the towers is destroy and a full on rebellion is happening. They will not be happy.
>>25351730nah, SHADOW RISES should be good enough.
Rolled 76>>25351607WWII, actually. WWI already happened.
>>25351730When we munch the dynamo and eclipse the world we shout it louder than thunder.
>>25351730A thousand times yes.Should have a suitable horrible impact on the lower level angels' morale as well.
>>25351730No. Though I would support "Shadow Rises"
>>25351730Fucking do it.
>>25351724Yes. But we shouldn't expose Flint and Auriel to that.Seriously. He knows he can manipulate us through Abigail. Which spares us the threat of mind rape.Flint and Auriel are sitting ducks. They have no use to him unless they agree to work for him. Which they won't.So mind control for them.
>>25351722>implying I don't already have that exact video playing right now
>>25351730Save it for the eclipse.
>>25351730NoInstead, we shout JUUUUSTIIIIICE
>>25351767>>25351747Shadow rises fourthing ftw.
>>25351730Not Erebus, Just Shadow will do.
>>25351767>>25351747>>25351779EREBUS RISES has the added benefit of scaring the shit out of the angels and lowering morale much more effectively than only saying Shadow rises
>>25351794I don't like associating with him though. He made Legion after all.
>>25351794We're not Erebus though.
>>25351747SHADOW for fourth. Erebus was a dick.
we are not Erebus so Shadows Rises will do
>>25351794I agree with the Erebus sentiment, the angels will be in despair, HOWEVER, Sandalphon will probably do whatever he possibly can.
>>25351794Shadow has just as much benefit, without turning the rest of the population against us more than we need to. Everyone hated Erebus, and rightfully so.
>>25351806>He made Legion after all.No, no he didn't.
Rolled 72>>25351794Screaming Erebus rises will also make us the target of EVERY ANGEL in the area.
>>25351806He didn't necessarily make it,
>>25351793>>25351794No, not Erebus we are different from him we are something new, We are Umbra!
>>25351794its a pride thing.shadow brings justice<shadow has judged this city.>
>>25351794Erebus is the past. Shadow is the future.
>>25351818We probably are him. Or at least a part of him, just as the other shadows we've consumed are parts of him.
>>25351794It also has the side benefit of (to the uninformed) being seemingly connected to The Lady. And that misdirection is good for us right now.
>>25351825Legion is a demon. A sentient spell. That means someone had to craft that spell and Legion told us he was Erebus's 'Justice' That implies at the very least Erebus cast the spell if he didn't make it.
>>25351806>>25351794>datIndeed. Also Erebus we know for a fact fucked up, large scale. Let's not tempt fate or... reignite the angels fervor in their hunts more with a name drop like that.
>>25351730>I HAVE JUDGED YOUR CITY>AND I FIND IT WANTING>BEAR WITNESS TO THE RISE OF SHADOW>BEAR WITNESS TO JUSTICE
>>25351832we are not Pokémon pls leave
>everyone implying Erebus is a dickWe don't even know the guy, and the only report we've had of him was from Auriel, servant of Hyperion. She didn't say much bad, either, just that he was a recluse.
welcome to tg, where our battlecry is in more debate than our actual strategy to take out these motherfuckin angels
>>25351847Legion said that Erebus irked him and fought against him. I don't think that that entails creating him.
>>25351850True dat. Seconded.
>>25351658>>25351660>>25351663Daaaaam.--------------------------You blow past the angel before he can even start to bring his sword down.And as you do, you open your maw. Your speed does the rest. You tear a hole straight through him, ripping him in half. The only thing left of him is his sword arm, his feet, and the upper portion of his head. They tumble down to the ground.>you gain 3 EXP (total: 6)Behind you, the battle continues. Another explosion downs another tower. The entire city is shrouded in a cloud of white stone dust.You feel beams of light tear through the clouds from above. Many powerful angels circle the outskirts of the city, bombarding shadowy targets using their senses as a guide. It's rough work - and you know well that Shadow mages aren't always where they appear to be. But they don't hesitate to destroy much of their own city, even with all the people still trapped inside.It sounds like the sort of thing Sandalphon would command.The Noiralev rests high up in a dock built into the mountains surrounding the city. You race toward it, reaching the craft in moments. While not in motion, its magical shields aren't active. You punch in through a porthole, scattering glass around you as you roll upright onto the floor. The halls remind you of the Velarion - steel ribbed with adamantium. Everything looks the same, but you can feel a pulsing core down belowdecks.You blink in surprise.The Noiralev's dynamo...is the Shadow element.This...is promising.What do you do?>head straight to the engine room>some other strategy
>>25351843Right, but we're not going to be just like him. Claiming the name carries an expectation of continuity, but things WON'T be like they were before. We're going to try and do things better this time.
>>25351850>reignite the angels fervor in their hunts more with a name drop like that>Implying they're not already frothing psychopathic fanatics
Identifying ourselves with Erebus also makes future negotiations that much more difficult. Remember, our end goal is not to reignite the war.
>>25351871Hey, it's better than some other quests.At least we're not arguing about what color dress to wear.
>>25351833> <shadow has judged this city>Too much, mainly because I don't think we want to be seen as targeting civilians. Maybe if you direct it at the angelic host or Michael in particular?
>>25351869>hasn't read the timeline pastebin
>>25351869He had Legion acting as an arbitrator of justice.And apparently he didn't take any hand at all in mortal affairs, letting his cults run rampant in a desperate struggle to get his attention.He was an uncaring dick.
<FLEE! FLEE THE CITY! AND SHADOW GO WITH YOU!>Seriously, once the pigeons really realize whats happening here they're gonna bring the hammer down. Great, they're free. Let' make it count for something and abscond with our new grateful mages and so as to save them for when the true battle begins.
>>25351879HEAD FOR THE ENGINE ROOMwe've got surprise and speed on our hands, let's not fuck it up!
>>25351869I think its safe to assume everyone was a dick back then except maybe Geb
>>25351879>>head straight to the engine roomEAT IT OH GOD EAT IT
>>25351879>head straight to the engine room
>>25351879HAHAHAHAHAEAT DYNAMOEAT THAT DYNAMO RIGHT NOW
>>25351879Head to the engine room.
>>25351879Focus quickly, make sure we're at least relatively alone here, then let nothing get in the way of our consumption
>>25351879CONSUME ALL OF IT UNLEASH THE ECLIPSE
>>25351879Hijack the ship and find the speakers. Call the shadows to us. Call the shadows to their new home.
>>25351879alright. i am half tempted to go for the comand deck, but>head straight to the engine room
>>25351879>head straight to the engine roomLet's take the Shadow Dynamo, and learn finally how to make more. Let's take the Shadow Dynamo, and use it to empower ourselves WITHOUT CONSUMing it.
>>25351879Time to take over! The ship might be just what we need to overcome our disadvantage.
If we eat the dynamo, we might want to not go the exp route. Imagine, ECLIPSE with all of these shadow mages...
>>25351879I'm going to get outposted here, but I still like the steal the TELEPORTING AIRSHIP strategy, although we may not be able to fly it
>>25351917Seconding focus on our way to the engine room, just to get a better sense of our surroundings.Also, let's not forget to use our HUNGER shard for this.
>some other strategysplit off a shade and order it to go distract something, use Shadowmeld with the rest of our mana to hide. Then enter the airship with all due haste.
>>25351879...>But they don't hesitate to destroy much of their own city, even with all the people still trapped inside....We're finding Flint and Auriel. THEY ARE NOT SAFE. AT ALL.Also, to the engines!
>>25351879Hunger shard on dynamo time!
>>25351879>Dook bought an airship with a shadow dynamoVELLIK YOU MAGNIFICENT BASTARD
>>25351879>head straight to the engine room Even we we capture this vessel, we don't have the crew to pilot it better use the dynamo for an eclipse.
>>25351945depends on the exp we could get
>>25351879Go to the bridge and try to fire its weapons on the angels bombarding the mages. If its core is shadow, it should fire shadow beams. Goodbye angels.
>>25351923This! We can use isolation to boost the shields. The angels can handle wind whatsit, so this might be the best bet of getting as many shadow mages as possible out alive.
Time to go to the engine room.Writing.
>>25351945That was the idea right from the start.
if they are destroying their own city, they wouldn't hesitate to destroy the airship. I'm afraid Eclipse is the only chance those mages have to survive.
>>25351965it's the angels ship not Vellik's
>>25351990OH GOD HES GONNA KUBO US
Consuming the dynamo is shortsighted. Sure it will give us a temporary power boost, but there are much better options available. We should try to hijack the ship, we are going to need to extract all of the newly freed shadow/spirit mages.
>>25351990oh fuck, Sandalphon is there isn't he?
>>25351879Straight to engine room, no sense mucking about.Also, Flint and Auriel should be our top priority.Like, we should fucking jet in, grab them, and jet to Arland in Air Shadow as fast as fucking possible.
>>25351990I can usually tell that when he Ron Pauls it up that something bad will happen, so I hope this is a favorable indicator.
>>25351990Ideally we should leave the dynamo just clear the ship of angels. we need some method of transporting our army... this should do fine...
>>25351990>Sandalphon is waiting>Offers us the core>This was his plan all along
>>25351990We've made a terrible mistake, haven't we.
>>25351990just making sure. we are going to the engien room. not eating it yet.
>>25352026Eating the dynamo and initiating the eclipse is a HUGE part of the plan. Without that eclipse, the shadow mages don't stand a chance. They'll be crushed to a man.
Instead of consuming it, we could study and learn from it. Another way we could use it is to see if we can't get Steward up and running again, at least a little bit.
>>25352041Yeah I didn't really think that through when I typed it. But still, it's not Ron Paul.
>>25352016Dude, that's Tite Kubo.Which can only mean some bullshit keikkaku plot contrivance is going to happen.
I ask though: If we consume the dynamo and cripple the ship how will we get the mages we just saved to safety? We can not carry all of them and there will be those who can not escape.Will we leave those we just saved to die fighting the angels?
>>25352054it's like you WANT all the shadow mages to die
>>25352071How do you plan to get the mages on the big fat airship without having them all slaughtered by Sandles?
>>25352054Steward was a complex machine of multiple types of elements in fine distribution, as far as our focus could tell. Pretty sure we don't have the needed knowledge to do anything about the damaged husk left over.>>25352053This. I want the XP, but buffing the shadow mages will have (hopefully) a greater impact.
>>25352071The eclipse will let us wreck the angels force to the point that they must call for a tactical retreat.That gives the shadow mages time to scatter to the winds. Shadow is stealthy. Once the battle is done, they can take care of the rest.Either way, this is a heavy blow against the angels.
>>25352054>>25352082He is right, we should take a second to examine it.
>>25352071can we even fly an airship to the mages, a ship that requires trained crews to piolet
>>25351990Oh god, Sandalphon is gonna be there isn't he? He's gonna remove his helmet, and it's gonna be future Abigail crying because this is the thing that drives our party apart for ever- and because she failed to stop it again
>>25352102>That gives the shadow mages time to scatter to the winds. Shadow is stealthy. Once the battle is done, they can take care of the rest.Shadow mages can't fly or swim, and even if they can, then the angelic navy and Sky-Sever will take care of anyone who tries to escape by those routes.
>>25352071Do we even know how to pilot an airship? Does the airship still have a jump charge? Can it outfly the angels? Too many variables.I say we just Eclipse.
>>25352120Yes, but they can SHADOW away.
>>25352015See, this is a plan. Drop them off in Arland.For fucks sake, do not take them near Fang.
>>25352089I will never say this again, tsun tsun, but you have a sensible and strategically sound opinion.Extraction of the shadow slaves just simply isn't possible at this option. Maybe had we conquered the Ring City threads upon threads from now, we could have successfully freed whatever fragment of Shadow Mages remained.Instead, we offered them a chance at justice, and they took it.
>>25352116Man that would be the greatest quest whiplash of motivations for the main character ever. Kubo-Tier indeed.
>>25352116Its actually a dense sphere. It is made from the understandings of Harem MC's from numerous anime. It generates hate.
Guys, if we get that 100 xp, we can just buy eclipse. Sure it won't be INFINITE MANA mode, but at least we'll have all those new abilities.
>>25352120Most of them can probably use blink.
>>25352140What is SHADOWing away? How the hell are they supposed to get off an island full of people who hate them and want to kill them? We have the only way for them to escape. If best comes to best, then Vellik can hire people to pilot it, with help from Auriel, Ila, and the other shadow mages.
>>25352164HAHA, fuck I didn't think of that.We might be able to pull it off if we apply HUNGER too. Good catch.
It will be infinite argument instead.
>>25352146Arland? You mean the Angel's puppet government.It's been all but implied that they are under their control and I doubt they would welcome us with open arms just like that.
>>25352179Wait, they can swim. Why the fuck wouldn't they e able to?
>>25352167>blinking across the ocean
>>25352164Oh. Okay.The last dynamo we ate also gave us MP.Yeah. I think I'll second this one.
>>25352197Not the actual city. It's a country. Just drop them off somewhere in a nice forest.The only reason I even support taking them out of Ring City is because it's exploding right now.
>>25352197I think he meant Flint and Auriel.
>>25352204>Wait, they can swim. Across an ocean?
>>25351990>KuboOh fuck, there's a shard there!And we're about to fight something stupid strong.
I've got three questions regarding our shapeshifting:How big are we?How big can we become if we stretch?Do we grow?This is kind of important because it limits how many people we can carry and what we can replicate.
>>25352164it could cost us 47 xp to unlock eclipse. Who knows if we can handle that much power at once. Unless their is a shard of true darkness in the dynamo.
>>25352238we have juggernaut, SM stated we could easily carry a busload of people.
>>25352233>Across an ocean?It looks like it's English channel sized from here to land.So yes.
>>25352213Oh god.Its line of sight, isn't it?
>>25352255all aboard the Shadow Wish Dragon
>>25352227Just noticed that.
>>25352254The thing is we'll be able to use the Hunger Shard for it now.
>>25352213>>25352267Some of them probably run away at the first time they had.
>>25352260And the sea monsters?
>>25352233It's a channel, they aren't giant. It would be quite possiblee to swim across it.
>>25352254i have no idea where you get your mathshadow blast +cone of destruction + ray of darkness = 19void ring = 34eclipse = 54
>>25352280...Does this mean that we could potentially travel really fast by flying straight up as far as we can until the anti flying magic kicks in, then blinking back down?
>>25352300They are mages that are very good at not being noticed.
>>25352016It's a shop. I can tell because of the pixels and I've seen many shops in my time------------------------You sprint through down the halls, circling in on the engine room. You sense more than one scurrying soul rushing through the halls - you work carefully to avoid them. The control room of the ship feels like a hive of activity.Halfway to the engines, the ship roars. You stumble to keep your balance as it lifts into the air and begins to turn toward the city.You doubt the shadow mages will last long if the airship begins a full-scale bombardment.You reach the engine room. It's seemingly empty. The machinery twists and turns. The magical pressure of the Shadow element is heavy, but you slip along the railed walkway it as if it's not even there. It's a refreshing change from the other ships you've been in.Auriel and Flint are standing in the center of the engine room. Your wisp zips out from behind Flint and circles your head.<...Sir Flint! Auriel!> You rush over to them. <What are you doing here?>"I told you he'd come here," Flint says."...good call," Auriel says. "Shadow...Flint...got here last night. We...""We found the body," Flint says. "We found Jessica Mordeaux. We investigated her past, found what was left of her family. It...was as you said.""What the hell is going on down there?" Auriel asks. "Flint seemed bent on the fact you'd try to get here if you escaped. We've been waiting the whole day."<Why didn't you come to help me?>"...who would believe us?" Flint asked. "I'm sorry, Shadow...but if we betrayed sympathy...it wouldn't look good. Auriel figured that Michael would put it together.<I see. Consider the matter settled.> You glance at Auriel. <As for what's happening, I broke into the soul vault and destroyed the magic holding the Shadows mages captive.>>con't
By the way, am I the only one who's noticed that Summoning 1 is not unlocked and the next summoning upgrades are dirt cheap?Because that's the case.
>>25352305I forgot to add ray of darkness.
>>25352311THANK GOD! YESSSSSSS!
>>25352311>p.s I totally broke the city sorry m8s
>>25352311This gonna be good.
>>25352311AHHH THIS CHANGES EVERYTHINGAlso; CALLED IT!
>>25352311><I see. Consider the matter settled.> You glance at Auriel. <As for what's happening, I broke into the soul vault and destroyed the magic holding the Shadows mages captive.>Oh boy, here we go.
>>25352311<Who are the others on board?>
>>25352225Once we're in Arland, fuck this.How many fucking threads has Flint suffered with his parasite?We just unleashed a full-on rebellion in the strongest nation on the continent. We should go to Arland and use Focus to beeline in on this fucking parasite and free Flint from this evil.Being caged taught us something. We don't have time for games.
>>25352255SM stated that strength no longer limited how many people we can carry. Now size is the only limiting factor. There are many many many different kinds of buses. Some only carry 20 people, others 80 or more. Depending on whether we grow (which I think we do because we couldn't have done many things had we stayed man-sized) future planning will change as well.
>>25352311>You glance at Auriel. <As for what's happening, I broke into the soul vault and destroyed the magic holding the Shadows mages captive.>BRACE FOR IMPACT
oh good. very very good. Our little mote of shadow did its job. Praise the wisp thats surely nearby.
I'm pretty sure Void Ring leads off to magical power, so going to eclipse and getting that would be a good idea.
>>25352347I can get behind this. Anything to stop the people who think taking him to Fang is a good idea.
>>25352349we could totally flying carpet it up for maximum carry volume
>>25352311<Micheal admitted his part in their slavery before I discovered the source of his curse. Leigon, the same force that took your blessings Auriel>
>>25352311YESI LOVE YOU GUYSOH GOD I LOVE YOU GUYS SO MUCH
>>25352359Wisbro is the greatest bro
>>25352347Agreed. It's about goddamn time we stopped letting that Shel'kath fuck up Flint.
>>25352359Wisp "Infinite" Bro
>>25352376Indeed. I kind of want to take as many shadow mages with me as I can.I wish we had Pocket. We could become a giant clown-car.
>>25352349>Shadow becomes a magical supersonic busI am surprisingly okay with this.
>>25352372To be fair, we are heading to Fang's domain one way or another sooner or later.
>Park ship above Sandle's house>Eat dynamo>Let it drop out of the sky and smash his shit>Eclipse mode on>RAMPAGE
>>25352380Um, why are you phrasing this in such a way as to paint Michael in a sympathetic light?
>>25352402<Hello Abby>>barfs up two dozen mages
>>25352409True, we need that Staff doohickey.
>>25352409Yes. But we shouldn't take Flint with us.
Rolled 62>>25352424AND we need our sword shard and utility belt.
>>25352411it was either consume him or let legion have him
>>25352311Mention that LUCIFER thought the soul binding technique to the duke in exchange.
>>25352426even after Fang said he was likely the only one who could safely remove shel'kath?
>>25352419we'll need to do that sometime now, it's decidedonce we get pocket dimension and put people there we'll greet one of our friends and barf the contentsbonus points for shapeshifting into a large mouth while doing so
>>25352434No, Michael was a huge dick before Legion infected him. He has literally always been twisted and depraved.
>>25352380>>25352411>>25352434I really don't think Legion was controlling him, or doing anything to make him do that shit.Nigga was just a dick.
>>25352311That's it. We're using shadow servant on wispbro.I don't give a fuck, this little hardass has saved us too many times to ignore. Once we get our shadow fort up and running I'm voting to put him in charge of our armies.
>>25352444In exchange for his loyalty. Also mention the mutual protection pact thing.Sorry 'bout that.
>>25352455LORD WISP, HIGH GENERAL OF THE ARMIES OF DARKNESS
>>25352447He didn't say only. Remember, the sage mentioned going back to Adavan's lair to unlock the seal would also work.
>>25352447And I'm sure he'd do so for no cost at all.We'd have better luck finding the fucker in Arland who's behind it. Fang is a last resort of last resorts.
>[X] Find soul room>[X] Free mages>[X] Escape>[X] Find Airship>[ ] Eat Dynamo>[ ] Eclipse>[ ] Tear down the city>[X] Rescue Flint>[ ] Rescue Ila>[ ] FleeSubtasks:>[X] Find Auriel>[ ] Mock SandalphonWe're about halfway through our tasks at hand.
"You WHAT?!" Auriel shouted. "Shadow! We needed to collect evidence! We needed to build an airtight case, and then take Michael down! What the...by Hyperion...this..."<I judged that I had to free them.>"Thousands of people are going to die!"<So be it.>"How can you stand there and say that?" she asks. "I thought better of you."<You thought better of me?> you say. <I think better of you! I had to free them. It was the right thing to do. If some angels die - then that is your penance.>Auriel shakes her head. "You...I can't trust you. I was foolish to...this - "<Michael's spell, that enslaved the mages,> you say. <Michael, who was cursed by Legion.>"You know of Legion?" Auriel says sharply.<Legion, who corrupted his mind,> you continue, ignoring the question. <It was wrong. Will innocents die? Surely, they will. But this had to end. And I judged that I was the one to end it.> You point at the core of the engine. <I aim to eat that dynamo, and lead the mages from this place.>Auriel shakes her head. "...I...I can't let you. You're - ""AURIEL!" Flint shouts.She blinks, then looks at him. "...Donovan?""For the sake of the elements, woman." He grabs her and hugs her to his form. "...I don't know what happened to you...I don't understand it. But for the sake of all that's good in this world...let it go. I care about you too much to let you keep making that mistake. You're smarter - you're better than that."Auriel's arms wrap up around Flint's back. His fingers clench tight. "...I can't.""You can, dammit. If the Shadow...if it uses that power it used before, it can get the mages out of the city. That'll end the fighting. And from there...we can figure this out."The door to the engine room opens.>con't
>>25352410>Sandle surprisingly sees the giant airship from a mile away>Dodges effortlessy>Teleports to his private Mana Pool>Casts the equivalent of Eclipse>Kicks our shit
>>25352455>servant>on a shadow servantDEAR GOD, WHAT IF IT STACKS?
>>25352469>>25352452not that he was controlling him, I think Auriel would rather see it as we eat him or legion does to micheal what he did to Xella
>>25352434Not really, we drove off legion and then, once Michael was safe, CONSUMED one of Auriel's oldest friends. Which we were doing reguardless of Legion's interference.
i was looking back and i realized something. the shadow mages are the only people who sacrifice for us. the closest anyone else has come is a promise of help in the future. but no every shadow mage we have met has gone above and beyond the call of duty to help us. Ila put herself through torture to try and do anything she could to help us. Adivan did the same. but everyone of the higher elements? their problems need to be solved first. "ohh yeah we can help you, but first you need to help us kill this demon that is hurting these people you dont even know"so far everyone we have met of the lesser elements has been selfless as they can be. some needed to be talked down (adivan) but they all came around to be great people. not so with people of the higher elements>end rant
>>25352482>The door to the engine room opens.FUUUUUUCK MANI NEED TO GET TO BED AND YOU KEEP STRINGING CLIFFHANGERS ALONG
>>25352482Holy shit Flint is so god damned loyal to us.
>>25352482>The door to the engine room opens.Oh god
>The door to the engine room opens.KKKKUUUUUUUBBBBBBBOOOOOOOOO
>>25352482>The door to the engine room opens.PAAAANIICC
>this shit stormSomeone major is going to die. Either Sandal or Yi or ourself, there's no way Sandal doesn't trace this back to us and by association, Yi.
Auriel and Flint separate to take in the newcomer. You don't feel as though you could grow any more tense, but the person that walks in the door gives you pause.It's Tyrael."Captain. I was just coming to check if you - " Tyrael spots you, and immediate draws his sword. "Get back, both of you! It's the creature!"Auriel looks between you, and Tyrael, and back again.Roll 1d100
>>25352482Flint will also be raised to become the equal of Lord Wisp in the coming New Order.
>>25352482>That'll end the fightingOoooh. Who wants to break it to Flint that we're going to superpower them up for full angelic massacre?
>>25352482>The door to the engine room opens.
Rolled 49>>25352541go for the dynamo. do not attack Tyreal. I like him
Rolled 44>>25352541ROLLING FOR INITIATIVE
Just wondering, would it be possible to drain the dynamo, instead of munching it outright? Probably not because of the shell keeping the element inside it, now that I think about it.
Rolled 74>>25352558Flint... is just a fucking great guy.>>25352541
Rolled 92>>25352541golly gee another angel. Whatever shall we do?
>>25352482...I really hope it's the Duke.
Rolled 64>>25352541Rollin' for friendship
I still think we should steal the ship. The Angels are faster than at least some shadow mages. They are more numerous. They are often stronger. Unless we find a fast mode of transportation they will just hunt us down.
Rolled 100>>25352541>>25352541Oh shit.Auriel must NOT be harmed, guys. Damn the consequences. Flint is right, our people are dying.Only the Dynamo's power can save them.
Rolled 50>>25352541<Please young Tyrael, I come seeking Justice not Slaughter>
>>25352541Lets bind him with what ever mana we have left.
Rolled 42>>25352541DAMN IT.
Rolled 59>>25352541We're rolling a 1 on this one, aren't we?
>>25352579100 on 10th rollDAMN that was too close!
>>25352547No, Flint is right. We've been caught up in a zealous fury, and innocent people are paying for it.We activate the eclipse, and then impress upon the mages to escape. It will minimise the loss of life.That is justice.
Rolled 9>>2535257910th roll, motherfucker thats the 4th 100 we've had in two threads.
>>25352579the fuck is up with these nat 100s tonight seriously
>>25352579TENTH ROLL! IT COUNTS! YESSSSSSSS!
>>2535257910th rollWHOOP!!! BONUS TIME!!!
>>25352579bless this thread
>>25352579Bitchen. I can now go to bed knowing were not fucked
>>25352579Holy shit tenth roll you just saved our asses.
>>25352501>>25352482ok now i feel kinda stupid. yep. flint is basically michael god damn carpenter of awsome dudes. except instead of everything going his way, nothing does, witch makes it even cooler. alright. the entier greater element spectrum except light gets 1 chance because of flint. he is that awsome of a dude
>>25352579HUNDRED ON A TEN. FUCK YES!
>>25352577we have super sanic, just tell the shadow mages to hop on Shadow the magic dragon and fly away
Rolled 25>>25352579ANONI HATE THAT YOU WANT TO SAVE AURIEL SO MUCHBUT I LIKE YOUR ROLLS
>>25352601The dice gods are trying to apologize for the hard times they've given Shadow lately.