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
>>25363764Holy shit perfect timing
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 Magnock 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 communicated with her telepathically, begging her for help and informing her of Michael's insanity. Before she acted, however, you managed to burst free of your cage and attack and consume Michael.You snuck into the city sewer's and used them to access the underground complex holding the souls of many Shadow and Spirit mages captive. You destroyed the magic holding them in place - and the suddenly-freed slaves immediately turned on their masters, throwing the city into chaos.Intent on helping them escape, you rushed to the Airship Noiralev to consume its core and use its power, but you ran into Auriel and Flint in the engine room. They explained that they'd found the remains of one of Michael's victims. That - combined with Flint's encouragement, and her own experiences - has lead her to put her trust in you.
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)Deep Focus - Long-range focus with heightened detection and scouting ability, but with a correspondingly higher chance of revealing yourself.Berserk - Ignore your defenses and strike all around you in a vicious physical assault. Difficult to determine friend from foe.
Hot damn we are rolling high on JUSTICE now.
Shadow Eater - Eat an enemy's shadow for a small heal. Their shadow will regenerate over the course of a day. However, things might turn sour if they notice their shadow is missing...Doom Aura - Puts out all lights in an area at once. Large penalty to dodge if used during battle.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)Bind - Trap an enemy in ropes of spirit magic. May spend 0 to 10 mana (determines strength).Water Strike - A pressurized blast of water imbued with magical force. (2 base power. Costs 2 mana)Heal - Spend either 2, 4, or 6 mana to heal a target 4, 7, or 10 HP, respectively.
Purify - Spend 3 Mana: 100% chance to heal 1 ailment on target. Spend 6 mana: 85% chance to heal all target's ailments. Spend 9 mana: heal all of a target's ailments and the ailments of all those you are physically touching.-----------Summons-----------Wisp - A shadowy wisp from the Nether. (2 base shadow attack). Costs 1 mana to summon, 1 mana per action. Never breaks your control; if you run out of mana, it will merely vanish. [Level 0, Shadow]
Current Statistics:HP: 46/56Mana: 13/20EXP: 3Humanity: 184Temerity: 178Shards of True Darkness: 2 (Isolation, Hunger)Party Members:Sir Donovan Flint - A knight of Dobshire, the capital of Arland. Fourth son of the lord and ruler of Arland. Wears iron armor and wields a two-handed longsword. 29 years old.Angel Auriel - Formerly a powerful angel of the Ringed City. Wears heavy plate steel and wields a one-handed sword and a wide, round buckler. 732 years old. Summoned:Wisp (1 mana per order, does not break control, stealths with you)Equipment:NoneInventory:NoneCurrent Location: Ringed City
>>25363782find this, first time live SM.......... is lying in bed about to sleep. MFW! also, make sure you get as many as the shadow mages as you can. couldn't believe when i read the last one and auriel was the one taking the initiative one that, wtf guys?imustrep persons- so trap persons guys :)
>Last time...<Auriel.>The angel stops for a moment.<Thank you.>She doesn't respond, but continues on out of the room.You turn to Flint."So," he says. "How's it going?"<...I've been better. But I don't think I'll ever have a better friend than you.>"...Shadow...what's happening right now...it's going to change things," he says. "You have to be careful."<I might not have time to be careful, Sir Flint.>"Always with Sir Flint," he mutters. "Just call me Donovan already."<As you wish, Donovan.>He makes a face. "When you say it like that, it barely makes a difference."<Do you wish to know what happened?>Flint pauses for a moment, then nods. "Tell me everything."So you do. You send him impressions of everything that happened.At the end of it, Flint's sitting on the floor, breathing hard. "...holy shit. That was one fucked up maniac you ate."<Where is Abigail, and Obis?>"Abigail is with Fang. In Archon, I'd presume," he says. "Obis mentioned that he wanted to find that Blackwater person. He said he was headed for Port Vanta. That was a week ago, though, now."The airship begins to turn. You both shift slightly as the momentum changes."Attention, crew of the Noiralev!" Auriel's voice comes in crackly over the loudspeakers. "This is Auriel Lightchosen, Fifth Highest. I'm now the commanding officer on this ship. And if you chose to remain, you - along with myself, and Lieutenant Tyrael - are now traitors to the order of the Most High."You and Flint both look at each other, then back to the speaker.
>>25363764It's SHADOW TIME!
"For some hundred years, I have begun to doubt," Auriel says. "I have heard the whispers. In public, I denied them. But in my heart...in my heart, they have grown. Silently, and in great uncertainty. But they are there, and I believe this is the day on which they have been realized."When the Ring City was founded - when I helped found it - I rejoiced, for I believed we had brought from the ashes of the Great War the new seed of civilization. When the elections for the first ruling council of Heavensgate were held, I was there to shake the hands of those who wanted to build a new home for their people. With great hope, I believed something new would come from this. Something great. We would have peace."When Sandalphon appointed himself leader of the council, years later - I said nothing, for we faced great danger from Archon. We needed strength."When Sandalphon authorized the enslavement of Shadow mages, I said nothing, because I believed it was necessary to maintain peace."When we established full military rule over the Empire to fight the 60 Years War, I said nothing, because I believed it was necessary. And I said nothing when Sandalphon extended that dictatorship indefinitely, because we then faced the Black Lady."How is it, that what began in such hope, ended in constant, unending war? The common denominator, in this, is not our enemies. They have changed. No - the common thread throughout all of this, has been us."Long have I meditated on this subject, and I realize that the reason I stayed silent was for the same reason we all stayed silent: because I was a coward. Because I was afraid of being labeled a sympathizer. Because I was afraid to believe that those of the lesser elements could be good, could be pure, because of what they had done to me. Because I was afraid that peace would make me, in all my strength, irrelevant, and that I would live out my days as an artifact of lessons learned.
"The time to speak has come and gone - and I said nothing. But today, I hope to make up for my own cowardice."Look out the windows. See our own city be destroyed by our own forces because Sandalphon cannot tolerate the idea that the Shadow might be free."But I tell you this: if we never give them a second chance, then we don't deserve one ourselves. This is what I have come to believe. I refuse to abide by laws that have grown stale and corrupt with mindless repetition. Today, I do what I believe is right."The Noiralev turns onto the Ring City. We are going to extract as many shadow mages as we can, and then we are going to run. And from there - we forge our own path. If that doesn't sound like something you're interested in, then get the hell off my ship. No hard feelings."Full speed toward the city. Raise the main front shields! Half power to the side cannons, one quarter top and bottom! Move it!"The voice cuts out."...I think I might be in love," Flint says. He looks at you. "Told you she'd come around."<...good call.>The speaker next to you both crackles. "Hey, you two! What's it look like down there?""Uh...uh...uh..." Flint darts around the room. The machines churn and pound in haste, and the sound increases as energy is shunted to various parts of the ship. "...everything looks fine! Power readings good!""Shadow, do something useful and get on that damn dynamo. Give it some juice or something!"<How?>"I don't know! Do Shadowy stuff!"Her voice cuts out.<That was not helpful.>Flint just shrugs. >con't
>>25363857>"This is Auriel Lightchosen, Fifth Highest. I'm now the commanding officer on this ship. And if you chose to remain, you - along with myself, and Lieutenant Tyrael - are now traitors to the order of the Most High."FUCK YES.LET'S DO THIS SHIT.
He thinks for a moment, then looks around the room. He jogs up to a panel full of buttons and dials, and, after a brief search, finds what he's looking for, and hits it.A screen above the panel lights up. You can see a view of the mountains behind the ship. "...that's the aft...let's see..." He flicks a nob near the button.The view jumps to the bow of the ship. You can see the battle in progress, crystal clear - horribly clear. A cloud of angels sits above the city, channeling their power into some kind of huge spell that radiates out in a massive circle of light. It spins slowly. You can feel the energy building.Smaller battles play out below. Clouds of shadow burst against walls of light. Beams of magic flicker and strike against one another like a laser light show. Inside the city, a great cloud of shadow is beginning to build, forming into what seems to be some kind of large, enveloping shield. Territories are firmly established - the angels, above and around the city, and the shadow mages within it."...that spell..." Flint whispers. He's staring at the giant, glowing ring. "That's the Sun Call. Elements preserve us."<What's the Sun Call?>Flint ignores your question and pounds another button. He shouts into the speaker. "Auriel...uh...Captain!""What?" comes an annoyed squack."That spell! Do you see that?!""I'm staring at it out the bridge windows.""We've got to stop that thing! They're going to anihillate the entire city! There's innocent people down there, for Light's sake!""I'm aware," Auriel says. "Shadow! Whatever you're going to do to help, it better happen, fast!"What do you do?>consume the dynamo; use the raw power to attack>latch onto the dynamo; try to direct its power>leave the ship, and try to disrupt the building spell>some other strategy
When we get the chance, we should ask Auriel how she did the words coated in magic thing
>>25363897>latch onto the dynamo; try to direct its power
Rolled 47, 30, 93, 85, 56 = 311>>25363897Boost the dynamo
>>25363897We need to get the mages out of there before the angels nuke them all. I'm having trouble figuring out how we can use the dynamo and the airship to collect them all.
>>25363889>latch onto the dynamo; try to direct its powerTry to make it spin faster?
>>25363897>latch onto the dynamo; try to direct its powerYARR MATIES! FULL POWER TO THE FOWARD BATTERIES! OPEN FIRE ON THESE ANGELIC SCALLYWAGS!"
>>25363900Woops,>>25363897>>latch onto the dynamo; try to direct its powerTry to direct the shadow power at them.
>>25363897>>latch onto the dynamo; try to direct its powerGotta spin fast!
>>25363897>latch onto the dynamo; try to direct its powerWe still need this airship to function to get out of here when we're done. Can't afford to destroy the dynamo now.
>>25363897>latch onto the dynamo; try to direct its powerLets see if we can use it to direct a full power Nightflare into the spell. even if it doesn't totally cancel it, it should disrupt it enough to buy time.
>>25363897Mass Destruction Spell, Meet Anti-Magic Field Spell...
Attempt to interact with the core to make it give off more power. We are the commanding force of that element, make it obey. Feel how it moves within the core, empower it.
>>25363975Ah, first things first. Suppress the hunger shard.We don't want any influence from any partially subsumed shadows.
>>25363975I should add, our ship has cannons and if we manage to make the dynamo more powerful, those cannons would obviously have more power as well. The ship itself appears to have power redirecting systems which are apparent when listening to the captain's commands.We'll get full power to the weapons even without forcing it ourself, better make it count.
>want to suggest something ingenious involving the core and some unlocked abilities>brain too stupid to put things together into harmony or even remotely put 2 & 2 together>fudgemunchkins
Rolled 60, 17, 34, 19, 20 = 150>>25363994and now you gave him an idea
>>25363897>latch onto the dynamoTry to resonate with it and then direct it's power.We should probably send out a call for the shadow mages to converge on our location, having them shove energy into our hunger shard should allow us a number of options, like busting the ships shields beyond the absurd with Isolation or manually activating and empowering the teleportation systems.
You leap onto the dynamo.Your senses jolt with a sudden, newfound awareness. You can feel the ship. Lines of mana extend from the dynamo - from you - like veins. The magic shielding surrounding the hull feels like a second skin that you can morph at will. The system directs itself, but you feel as though you could push, shove, override the programming that's already there.<Auriel!> you shout. <What are we aiming at?!>"The spell, dammit!" she says through the speaker. "No point if that thing destroys all the mages, and the rest of the city with it."Flint shakes his head. He's covering his eyes with his hands. "...I can't believe Sandalphon would think like this. If he can't control them, he'll just kill them all, the city included?"<Believe it,> you say.You feel the guns on the front of the ship slowly swivel to face the ring of light. What do you do?>spin the dynamo like a top, pushing more power into it.! Trust the Captain to do her thing.>try to imbue the dynamo with a flavor of your own...Shadow Beam. Kill the angels, kill the spell.>We're trying to avoid destruction. Nightblaze is the way to go. Just target the magic.>some other strategy.
>>25364026>>We're trying to avoid destruction. Nightblaze is the way to go. Just target the magic.
>>25364026>We're trying to avoid destruction. Nightblaze is the way to go. Just target the magic.Voting.
>>25364026>We're trying to avoid destruction. Nightblaze is the way to go. Just target the magic.
>>25364026The leadership is corrupt, not the soldiers.Nightblaze.
>>25364026Nightblaze! Hopefully the ship is immune, right?
>>25364026Target the magic. We don't want collateral and nightblaze has proven incredibly effective so far.
Rolled 18, 54, 81, 29, 48 = 230>>25364026Wait, nightblaze is centered on us right?anyway, shadow beam
>>25364026>We're trying to avoid destruction. Nightblaze is the way to go. Just target the magic.and >spin the dynamo like a top, pushing more power into it.!
>>25364026>>We're trying to avoid destruction. Nightblaze is the way to go. Just target the magic.NIGHTBLAZE ALL DAY ERRYDAY
>>25364066We can be the center of the nightblaze sphere or it can be targeted at a specific spell.>>25364026Also,>interacting with dynamos like this makes us part of the shipDo you know what kind of worm can you just opened SM? The sheer possibilities?
>>25364066We can also launch it at a specified target. Though it says we have to be able to see it.We probably can do it with magic-vision though.
A bit afraid channeling anti-magic through the systems may mess up the ship. Still voting for it, let the cannons do the job they were made for: To focus the magic pumped into them.
>>25364067>spin the dynamo>like a topSure, that's totally the metaphor we're thinking of...
>>25364026I'd say night blaze, we want to avoid collateral damage, as in, what we're trying to prevent them from doing...
>failing here could kill everything
>>25364108>we are aware.
>>25364114>i'm just so tense, hold me
>>25364118>I don't deal well with people in heightened emotional states. Sorry.
>>25364108There are plenty of places where we could've died from our failure. We were dangerously close to failing to sway Auriel to our side last night. We can't let that fear of failure stop us now, we never would've gotten this far if we let it get to us.If we fail here, we become a martyr, a hero to every shadow and spirit mage that makes it out alive. Our ideal will continue, even if our revolution doesn't.
>>25364108Hey, if our antimagic works we can be proud it was done with minimal collateral damage. If not... We'll probably have to consume the dynamo, blot out the sun and snuff out the little specs of light who claim to be angels.
>>25364128>you're never there from me when I need you anon! i'm leaving and never coming back!
>>25364108If we roll low, we still have EXP to burn for mana, and we can batter away at the spell with more nightblazes.It probably won't launch soon anyway.
>>25364026Nightblaze.Since Shadow seems to want to establish a balance between all the elements eventually, that includes light, last thing we need to do is turn the more reasonable light mages who could be convinced of our cause against us with indiscriminate slaughter.
>>25364145>Goddamnitall.>tentative physical contact in the form of a pat on the shoulder.>I'm sure it will be fine anon.>bracing for impact...
>>25364166>it's not fine! it's NEVER fine with you! you're just pretending and you've never really cared at all! goodbye.
Death may be a result of your actions...but it is not your goal. You need to save the mages; you need to counter that magic.Maybe if you focus your magic into the dynamo, it can be channeled into the ship's weapons?You begin to press your power forward.......it's whipped into the dynamo! The swirling black pulses with power, taking on a slightly different hue, a dark mixture with added essence of Shadow.Something inside you hums...Isolation.The ships cannons fire.Lines of black light erupt from the guns. They speed toward the swarm of angels. A battalion of them splits off, throwing up a flurry of shields. The cannon fire slams into the magic.And passes right through.The cannon fire slams into the spinning circle, and explosions of shadow rip across its surface. The wheel of light fractures, and stops spinning. But even as you watch, the cracks begin to heal...the angels pour more energy back into it, determined to save the spell."Weapons recharging!" Flint says. "45%!" He glances at you. "That slowed them down, but - oh, shit!"The battalion of angels that tried to stop the spell outright is now speeding toward the airship!"Keep our aim on the spell!" Auriel's voice commands. "Harm as few as possible! Prepare for boarding action!"Below, the shadowy shield continues to build. They're trying to fortify themselves against attack - they must have thought the Noiralev was coming to assist their enemies. But they do still have the Sun Call to worry about."...what the..." Flint is bent over his readouts. "...Shadow...what the hell?"<What is it?>"The jump drive," Flint says. "It's at 10% charge!" He slaps the panel. "That's three days worth! What did you do?"Isolation rings out to you. <...I'm not sure,> you say."If you can get that working, we've got an escape route!" he says.>con't
>>25364191What do you do?>remain hooked into the guns. Destroy the spell.>override the guns, focusing Shadow Beam on the incoming angels>take over the ship's loudspeakers. Call out to the shadow mages>use your Shards to charge the ship's jump drive>some other strategy
>>25364180your are just saying that cause you nee loving, come here you and let me heal your heart whole
>>25364191>"If you can get that working, we've got an escape route!" he says.That's great, but I don't want to leave all the mages we freed behind to get cut down by the angels.
>>25364197Use our isolation shard to charge the guns against the Sun Call spell to prioritize saving the shadow mages, and the city as well.
>>25364197Call out to the mages, get them onboard so we can jump out of here.Then return to stalling the spell. if it goes off, we are all dead.
>>25364197Do>remain hooked into the guns. Destroy the spell.Then>take over the ship's loudspeakers. Call out to the shadow mages
>>25364225>>25364191This, we need to save all the mages we can and get the fuck out of here.
>>25364197>take over the ship's loudspeakers. Call out to the shadow magesand >remain hooked into the guns. Destroy the spell.We need to tell them to get their asses out of there, and disrupt the spell long enough for them to do so. Hopefully, if the angels aren't total psychos, they'll stop trying to nuke the city when they realise the shadow mages aren't in it any more.
>>25364197>remain hooked into the guns. Destroy the spell.
>>25364224>>25364232Seconding.Also, where's our ability tree?
>>25364197Call out to the Shadow mages and stall those mages.
Alrighty. You will:1) call out to the shadow magesand then2) focus on firing upon the building spellRoll 1d100>>25364250>WOOPS
>>25364242>Hopefully, if the angels aren't total psychos>if>hopefullyThere's probably some reasonable angels out there capable of seeing their error, like Auriel, which is why we're not killing them all now. But the higher-ups in charge? I sincerely doubt it. And Sandalphon himself is just fucking nuts.
>>25364232This, though it might be best to send an impression of shadow and spirit mages converging on our location. That way the shadow mages will know its us and not a trap.
Rolled 6>>25364277Oh no.
>>25364191Could it be that Isolation is recharging the jump drive? Maybe the drive temporally separates the ship from the rest of world. That's why Isolation is humming, its resonating with the jump drive. >remain hooked into the guns. Destroy the spell.
Guys, I just realised, Vellik is in the city somewhere. If it comes to combat near him with us involved he might have to show his true colours. We might see if he's with or against the angels then.Just thinking out loud here, dunno if we actually want that to happen.
Rolled 34>>25364277two actions? six rolls? yikes.
Rolled 65>>25364277Fire first they will be more willing to believe us then.
Rolled 14>>25364286>>25364287>>25364298>>25364302>>25364303>>25364310I really hate /tg/ dice.
Rolled 20>>25364277i fear our luck may be desearting us this day...
>>25364299Well, he did specifically reference a desire to enslave us, so I'd say his true colours are pretty well shown by this point.
Rolled 42>>25364277all our rolls ...
>>25364318Yeah, they're pretty spotty tonight. But it's going to be hard to live up to last night's supercrit.
Rolled 80>>25364277nat 1 incoming
>>2536432912 rolls and only 1 of them is above 80. That's simply wrong. Shenanigans.
So I guess we'll be rolling companion saves.
Rolled 39, 6, 58, 64, 44 = 211>>25364362Or the shards save us
>>25364367>Hunger accidentally the whole dynamo
>>25364362Well, with any luck we at least issued an evacuation order to the city. Maybe some people will be able to take shelter or something.
>>25364380Ahh shit if we get a supercrit fail that's incredibly likely, especially since it's been strengthened to normal.
>>25364380Look. We didn't roll a 1 so chill out a bit. Pls
>>25364383If "Sun Call" is anything like its name implies I don't think there's any point in running. If the fire and heat doesn't kill them the debris and smoke will.
Rolled 90>>25364277Dice gods, I humbly beg for your favour!
>>25364411Bit late there, mate.
Rolled 36>>25364411And they answered! Praise the dice gods!
>>25364411And NOW you do it, not when it would have mattered?
>>25364403True. I can pretend there are a few nuke-equivalent bomb shelters scattered throughout the city though. I mean, some angels were outright paranoid about a second elemental war.
>>25364380>Why I said we should suppress it before doing this.Maybe we should start using isolation with our attacks, to cut them off from the spell.It would probably end up breaking it if it isn't strong though...
The guns are still charging. You might be able to ramp them up quicker...but right now, you need to get the shadow mages on board.You reach through the ship. You can feel them - lines of mana connect them in a tight net. You direct your power to the external speakers.Your voice booms out over the city. <Mages! You've been freed! The Noiralev fights at your side! You cannot linger in the city. Make way to the ship!>For a few moments, nothing happens. But then, a flock of dark lights splits off from the cloud of shadow, hurtling toward the ship!Light flares from the angels. They target the mages while they're in the open. Cover fire erupts from the cloud on the ground to protect their allies. The vicious blasts of magic collide. The force explodes in midair.More than a few shadow mages die, but the majority make it through, landing on the top of the ship. Before you can think to do so, Auriel's control room is already opening the hatches closest to their position.The incoming angels reach the ship, heading straight for the weakest point - the opened up top! Battle erupts on the outside of the hull. The shadow mages desperately defend their position as they retreat into the hull, but they're severely outnumbered.In the meantime, though, you've focused on charging the guns, and they're back up to full power much faster than they would have been otherwise."Guns at 98%!" Auriel shouts. "Shadow, get ready!"What do you do?>try to direct the ship's shields at the boarding angels; protect the shadow mages>focus nightblaze's essence into the guns. The spell is almost back where it was before your first strike.>try to charge the jump drive>leave the engine room and help fend off the angels in person>consume the core>some other strategy
Rolled 66>>25364323He said that in the face of an angel. Whom he might just be playing. Or he might have shown his true colours then. We don't really know, that's the problem.
>>25364447>focus nightblaze's essence into the guns. The spell is almost back where it was before your first strike.Because I kinda want to prevent a Nuke. Hopefully the shadow mages can handle a bit of defense for now.
>>25364447>focus nightblaze's essence into the guns. The spell is almost back where it was before your first strike.
>>25364447>>focus nightblaze's essence into the guns. The spell is almost back where it was before your first strike.We need to save as many as we can.
>>25364447Nightblaze on the guns, if that spell goes off, I suspect we're all boned whatever happens.
>>25364447Do>try to direct the ship's shields at the boarding angels; protect the shadow magesThen see if we can recruit the shadow mages power combined to disrupt the giant Sun Nuke immediately.
Rolled 89>>25364447Nightblaze the spell, then quickly jump to the mages and help fend off the angels.
>focus nightblaze's essence into the guns. The spell is almost back where it was before your first strike.
>>25364447>focus nightblaze's essence into the guns. The spell is almost back where it was before your first strike.Voting.
>>25364447>focus nightblaze's essence into the guns. The spell is almost back where it was before your first strike.There will be many feels by the end of this battle, no matter what we choose.
>>25364447Nightblaze into the guns.maybe give Hunger a spin on the spell, don't just damage the spell, Let the Anti-Magic consume the spell
Your immediate action is to focus nightblaze into the guns.Roll 1d100
>>25364447>focus nightblaze's essence into the guns. The spell is almost back where it was before your first strike.But after that is done quickly try to direct the ship's shields.
Rolled 89>>25364520FOR JUSTICE
Rolled 32>>25364520Come on
Rolled 1>>25364520BLAZE IT ALIVE
Rolled 68>>25364520I don't really believe in gods.
Rolled 3>>25364545/tg/ DIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICE>>25364520Hoping to offset that.
Rolled 58>>25364520I submit to you powerful dicegods! Your whims rule our fate!
Rolled 35>>25364520OH GOD
>>25364545Well... there's that.
Rolled 47>>25364520Here we go.
Rolled 19>>25364545welp. looks like we just put out the dynamo...
>>25364545That miracle save with Auriel had to come back around at some point.
Rolled 38>>25364545*salutes*A shame.We had our moments.
>>25364545Oh god no, not now, not thiswe've got too many people counting on us to fail now
Rolled 47>>25364520Don't worry!We'll succee->>25364545>1FUCK
>>25364571Do we get a saving throw?
Rolled 62>>25364520>>25364545trollercoaster ride incoming!
>>25364585That's more of a good thing, rather than bad considering this quest.
>>25364580This is going to hit right in the feels.
>>25364545Oh fucking hell, it's a supercrit too. Third roll.
>>25364588Well, yeah.----------------------------------------------------Roll 1d20
You know who's closest to us right now?Flint.
>>25364605Our high from last thread just couldn't last.
Rolled 14>>25364612Fly true DICE!
Rolled 14>>25364612Enterim Agonis!
Rolled 20>>25364612Oh god
Rolled 10>>25364612PLEASE DICE GODS! HAVE MERCI!
>>25364627FUCK YEAH SAVEDOR AT LEAST NOT AS BAD AS IT WOULD BE
>>25364627In the top five for saving throws! Yes! Now it isn't the worst possible situation but still pretty bad.
Rolled 56>>25364627Oh thank god. Right as the 3rd die.
>>25364621>>25364623>>25364625>>25364627Phew, well there's that at least.Fingers crossed, everyone.
>>25364627Well, that helps substantially.
>>25364545I leave to get a snack and when I get back the ship's been broken...
>>25364650Not yet, god willing. When definitely slipped up though.
>>25364649Yeah! Second time I save the day with a critical success.
>>25364638Still, no just no I can't watch must wander off to calm down a bit, how have I become so emotely attached to this?
>>25364649Everytime we need to roll a saving throw, we succeed.It's fantastic
>>25364742NO YOU IDIOT, DON'T SAY THATYOU'VE JINXED US NOW
>>25364742You just doomed everything forever.
>>25364742there are no words for what you've done. Only thoughts of rage and murder
>>25364742They are watching us...
>>25364759There's the bag of candy dilemma. Why must they have bad ones in them?A philosopher answered this question, and he said it's so you would appreciate the good ones more.
>>25364791"This is /tg/ gentlemen. Not even the gods won't save you."
>>25364742Not true. Also, you are a bad anon. A very, very bad anon.
You put your power into the guns again.They fire.But this time, the angels react differently. A plume of white light expands from their core. The spell cuts off the ship's cannon fire, and it blows up early. Some of the angels die, and others drop from the sky, their magical flight cut out. But the Sun Call sigil is preserved.The spinning increases in speed. You sense a massive presence at its center...Sandalphon is directing the spell personally.The mages on top of the ship are throwing up a valiant defensive, but they're begin cut down at an alarming rate by the attacking angels. You can feel points of Light on the inside of the ship!Another flock of shadow mages leaves the ground! Again, there's an exchange of attacking magic and cover fire. Most of the mages make it out alright.A battalion of angels breaks off from the sky-based force and heads down, directly into the darkened cloud. Their spells don't have any effect on the defensive barrier, but they're able to pass through directly.The ship rumbles. Flint is thrown back. He groans, then crawls back upright.<You alright?!>"Still kicking. What was that? He flicks the nob next to the camera, switching the view. "The angels didn't - oh, SHIT!"The panel is stopped on the image of an approaching airship. It doesn't look friendly."That's the Ragnarok!" Flint shouts. "It can't jump...but it has a core of light. It's the most powerful assault ship in the Empire's arsenal!" He looks at his dials. "...shields at 75% power. We can't take too many hits like that one. Shit. Shit!"Auriel's voice crackles over the loudspeaker. "Squads 3 and 4, get upstairs! Take out those boarders and give the mages some support!"Angels fight angels inside the hull of the ship, trying to support the battle taking place on the outside. The new group of shadow mages bolsters the defense, but they're coming in under heavy fire. Many are dying.>con't
>>25364812Pretty dumb philosopher. If you don't like bagged random candies just order the ones you want and enjoy. Pfft.
>>25364812that is true. As was discussed last thread, all the failures and 1's serve to make successes and 100's all the sweeter.Otherwise we wouldn't have to roll and SM would just Fiat the results...
This is not good. It's time to pull out all the stops...What do you do?>focus on the guns. Delay the Sun Call! (use Hunger shard)>push extra power into the shields to repel the boarders and protect the ship! (use Isolation shard)>one of the above, but don't use a shard>aim the ship's main cannons at the Ragnarok!>some other strategy
>>25364867>focus on the guns. Delay the Sun Call! (use Hunger shard)Tough choice, but we can't let that spell fire or EVERYONE is dead.
>>25364867FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK>focus on the guns. Delay the Sun Call! (use Hunger shard)
>>25364824>>push extra power into the shields to repel the boarders and protect the ship! (use Isolation shard)
>>25364867>>push extra power into the shields to repel the boarders and protect the ship! (use Isolation shard)Damn, I don't think we can overpower Sandalphon. New plan of action should be to get as many mages on board as we can, and then get the fuck out of here.
>>25364867>aim the ship's main cannons at the Ragnarok!Aim for their cannons.
>>25364867This ship feels ineffective. Let's see if we can supersonic fly to Ragnarok and eat that light core.
>>25364867Aim for the head.Focus on the guns using the hunger shard, but target it at Sandy who's directing the spell rather than the spell itself, as it just keeps getting repaired by those supporting it.
>>25364867>focus on the guns. Delay the Sun Call! (use Hunger shard)Don't pull any punches any more.
>>25364867>>push extra power into the shields to repel the boarders and protect the ship! (use Isolation shard)
>>25364867How many of the shadow mages are on the ship?Can we get a feel for how long we have till the sun call goes off?
>>25364867>push extra power into the shields to repel the boarders and protect the ship! (use Isolation shard)We have to protect the mages! Once we have them safe and sound they can help out in the deference.
>>25364927And let the nuke go off? NTB.
>>25364867How about we don't try to delay the Sun Call but instead we try to destabilize the spell for an early casting.
>>25364922>How many of the shadow mages are on the ship?A coupe dozen. A hundred or so are still outside fighting.>Can we get a feel for how long we have till the sun call goes off?If you want to spend a turn on Deep Focus, you could probably find out. I don't think many anons would want to sacrifice the time.
>>25364940By that I mean the it could go off in the air and not the city.
>>25364867Focus the Guns on Sandaphlon, charged with Shadow Beam. If we kill the focus, the spells energy should loose coherency and disperse. Worst case scenario, the ringed city is flooded with magic and is rendered uninhabitable due to concentrated mana....
>>25364959>A couple dozen on the ship and a hundred down below>There were hundreds, if not thousands of orbs in the soul vault...Oh dear.
>>25364867CONSUME the Sun ca... I mean>focus on the guns. Delay the Sun Call! (use Hunger shard)
>>25364959by the way, has Wispy found Ila yet? I do recall we sent him to find her...
>>25364984I believe the hundred or so are on the outside of our ship. There's way more still on the ground.
>>25364984Bear in mind that some of the shadow mages are probably out on mission, like Illa was when we met her. The ones in the city most likely don't account for all of their number.
>>25364984Not all of them were in the Ring City, a lot were probably out on missions and stuff.
>>25364984Only two groups of mages have tried to get to the ship so far. A lot of them are still down on the ground. Several dozens are dead.>>25364995Why do you think the Shadow mages responded to you so quickly?>>25365002Also, this.
>>25364984What makes you think they were all in the city if not still trapped in cells and what not
>>25364984We decided when we were trying to figure out how to release the souls, death is better than enslavement. The mages chose to fight, we must not let their sacrifices go to waste, but the odds were never with us to begin with.
>>25364987Well... we always do seem to roll better to CONSUME
>>25365002And others may have escape by their own means.
ALRIGHTYRoll 1d100Actions:1) Fire at the spell using the Hunger shard. Special emphasis on Sandles.2) Use Isolation to empower the ship's shield. Repel the boarders, and protect against the Ragnarok's fire.
>>25364867Let Flint and Auriel control this ship.Supersonic over to the Ragnarok and try to take out its core.
Rolled 13>>25365048Here we go indeed.
Rolled 7>>25365048>1) Fire at the spell using the Hunger shard. Special emphasis on Sandles.Rolling to CONSUME
>>25365063based gods we are saved pls thank the shadow pls omigod pls thank yuo based dice rolls gods pls of dice pls god!
>>25365048Wait, is this a call for a vote on actions or is it a call to roll for both actions SM?
>>25365063 Hue hue hue.Goodbye Sandals. please 1.
>>25365096I asked for the roll, so it's a roll on both actions.
Rolled 55>>25365048>>25365048I have trust. Not faith, as I still don't believe in gods.
>>25365096It calls for a roll and then says "actions" so I'd hope that's a call for rolling the actions. We did pretty great on both of them within those six rolls too.
>>25365063TIME TO SHOVE A NIGHTBLAZE UP SANDALPHON'S SMUG ASS
>>25365063>>25365075delicious angel magic is about to be CONSUMED
>>25365063>Sandles' face when
>>25365184Yeah, this is probably going to hurt a lot for him.But we can't get too cocky just because we rolled 100.Our priority is still getting out of here as fast as we can, what with them bringing in the heavy artillery and still having a lot of angels around.Also, Lucifer is unaccounted for, so there is that.
>>25365123Beautiful, this is why I love shadow quest. There is no greater victory than that snatch from the jaws of defeat.
>>25365230He's probably stealthing up to the ship. Or he's the one that got in command of the other airship. Or he's still on his date with the Duke. None of it matters, recklessness ho!
>>25365230We'll have to ask Vellik about that when we meet with him again.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ionZNuoMReIYou grab a hold of the hunger shard within you.-can I eat it?-<Oh, you can eat it.>Green-tinged shadow spins into the dynamo. The power of the shard seeps into the airship, then flares out of the guns.The smokey white clouds rush to the angel's defense...and the green ink eats straight through them, leaving gaping holes.The lines of darkness converge on the bright core of the Sun Call.You hear an ugly shriek. The spell stops spinning.A sphere of darkness expands, warps, and consumes nearly half the spell. The rest of it disintegrates. Sparkles of light drift across the sky, then vanish. Your shard feels tremendously weakened by the effort...more than fragile. You gingerly bring it back to your core to let it rest.At that cue, the cloud of darkness covering the city begins to fade. Hundreds of shadow mages head for the Noiralev, abandoning their position to try and escape.The Ragnarok fires straight at them.But this time, you're ready. You grab your next shard - Isolation.It doesn't really like anything. It wants to keep it all out out. The shield is a perfect fit for the dark power. The Shard vibrates, humming with an off-pitch tone of loneliness.The shields around the ship, previously invisible, begins to twist with streams of darkness.Flint glances back at you. "Shields...at 157%!"Your shield expands out, enveloping the shadow mages in a protective blanket, and simultaneously pushing the angels out and away. The Ragnarok's fire is deflected into the sky. Many angels are caught bare in the midst of friendly fire.The isolation shard settles, and it, too, feels used beyond what caution tells you is wise. You tuck it away."Damn," Flint says. "Light-dammit, Shadow! You're actually doing this!"The door to the engine room bursts open.It's Duke Vellik.Lightning wraps around his arms. He brings his hands together. A bolt of lightning flares toward Sir Flint!Roll 1d100
Rolled 36>>25365312>Rolling b4 Readin'
Rolled 79>>25365312>He brings his hands together. A bolt of lightning flares toward Sir Flint!YOU BACKSTABBING, CONNIVING SON OF A BITCH FUCK YOOOOUUUU
Rolled 24>>25365312fffffffffffff screw you Vellik
Rolled 31>>25365312Shadow preserve Flint
>>25365353>Rolled...How did you do that?
>>25365345Look at it this as an opportunity, we've never consumed a duke before......as far as I can recall.
Rolled 15>>25365353>RolledSON OF A BITCH YOU BROKE IT
Rolled 17>>25365387Fuck you this means Lucifer is on the ship too.
Rolled 20>>25365387pls Dice pls
>>25365395>>25365396>>25365397>>25365400Eat it, Vellik.
>>25365397>>25365396>>25365395>>25365400I think we can consider that a success.
>>25365397There we go
>>25365397The pls is strong with this one
Shadowmaster why? I love this quest so much but so much shit keeps happening due to these jank ass fucking rolls. Can't we roll on something with a bell curve? or something? jesus christ. My emotions are a roller coaster driven by a goddamn die.
>>25365432>>That is the will of the dice gods
>>25365432While I disagree with this Anon, I do think we should have some bonuses to rolls.
Rolled 2>>25365387 Nat 1 comim atchaa
>>25365433I meant why didn't a number show up in your post?
>>25365397>>25365396>>25365395And to think I was nervous.
>>25365451We got this shit.
>>25365447We do. They're behind the scenes and based on planning and abilities.
>>253654501d00 doesn't mean "roll a die with only the number 0 on it", it means "roll a die with zero sides." And rolling a die with zero sides will never return a number.
>>25365460Oh damn, sorry, just noticed that. I feel like a retard now.
Duke Vellik is a smart man.Not smart enough to understand how fucked he is from attacking one of our bestest friends.
>>25365498<NOBODY FUCKS WITH MY FAMILY, VELLIK>
>>25365451Does this mean we get to turn the duke into a fine red paste against the wall of the engine room?
The duke is smalltime, we are working with the big boys now.
>>25365509Let's slam his head against the dynamo and shave his face off.While what he's doing isn't technically betrayal, Flint is worth it.
>>25365446>>25365447oh, don't get me wrong I understand why we roll. The tension is great. It's just eating away at my mental health you guys. Goddamn.
>>25365509I would like to hear him out when we get the time, but he had better have a damn good explanation for blasting our bro or he most definitely will be turned into a fine red paste.
>>25365498Duke Vellik has always been about advancing his own power and position. He obviously figured that siding with Lucifer was the better option....He chose poorly.
>>25365312<You power hungry bastard! Are your ambitions worth the lives of thousands? Are you blind to the horrors of this city and its ruler has inflicted on others?>
On instinct, you leap in front of Flint.The spell was meant for him, not for you. It deflects off you, burning your body, but you're mostly unscathed.>you've taken 3 damage (43/56)<Vellik!? Why - what the hell are you doing?!>"Dammit. Of course you're clinging to this fool."Vellik turns, and sprints out of the room.Flint gets up and runs to the control panel. "Auriel, Vellik's on board! He's turned against us!""What?! Vellik? The hell did he get here?""I don't know, but keep your guard up!"What do you do?>chase him down like the dog he is>stay in the engine room; now's not the time for gallivanting>some other strategy
>>25365523>>25365530So, slapping vellik against the dynamo until he is a fine red paste?Seconding.
>>25365537But this is baffling because he covered for us when we snuck into the soul vault before! Why would he let us get in there, he must have suspected what we were going to attempt?
>>25365541He's going to go sabotage the ship, he knows about engineering them or has at least been researching it. I'd say we go after him to prevent him from causing damage.
>>25365558I don't think he covered for us, I think he didn't sense us.If he'd known we were there, he certainly wouldn't have made a reference to enslaving us, there was no value to him in saying that in front of us.
>>25365541>stay in the engine room; now's not the time for gallivantingWe'll most likely meet him again later. Right now let's focus on saving the Shadow Mages.
>>25365541go after him, we've hopefully disrupted the angels with our nat 100, and he could do a lot of damage if left to his own devices.
>>25365541Stay in the engine room, our position here is too important but send out a comms signal to all the mages nearby to capture him.
>>25365541>>stay in the engine room; now's not the time for gallivantingWe will deal with his traitorous ass later. For now we have a duty to protect the mages we've just freed.
>>25365541Perhaps we could bind him?<Stop being a fool. I thought better of you.>
>>25365572Oh right. So that's why he was going to the engine room in the first place. Shit.>>25365541After that man!
>>25365541>stay in the engine room; now's not the time for gallivantingWe need to directly support the ship. Let's put our new shadow mages to use and have the hunt him down.
>>25365541stay in the engine room. We need to focus on silencing the guns of Ragnarok. More people will die while it's guns are still hot...
>>25365541To the duke <I hope you've given serious consideration to the fact that the lot you are throwing in with just attempted to commit genocide against their own people because it was the most expedient option. Your people deserve better than to be found under Sandalphon's heel for the sake of his convenience.>
>>25365541>stay in the engine room; now's not the time for gallivantingTake as many mages as we can and get ready to jump. Then we can go after him.
Hmm...opinion is a little split, with a lean to staying put.How about this? You stay in the engine room, and tell the mages to keep an eye out for him telepathically. Attempt to capture, but kill if necessary.
>>25365631Yep. Going with that..inb4 he kills Auriel
>>25365631I am okay with this.
>>25365631That works for me.
>>25365631That sounds like a great idea.
>>25365642>inb4 he kills AurielI think you have to go through the engine room before you get to the pilot's station thing.
>>25365631Yes! Exactly what I was thinking!
>>25365631I kinda doubt any of the shadow mages are powerful enough to be able to restrain Vellik or get him in time to prevent him from causing real damage. Eh.
Sounds pretty consolidated now. Writing.
>>25365631let's gow ith that.ALSO YOU GLORIOUS MOTHERFUCKERS I COME BACK FROM VACATION AND ALL THIS SHIT IS GOIN DOWN AND YA'LL ROLLIN SO WELL, LOVE YOU GUYS
>>25365684WE LOVE YOU TOO, MAN.
>>25365614It's probably worth noting that if we can get the drive charged quickly enough, we will probably end up bringing Vellik along for the ride, which gives us all the time in the world to yell at him about how the angels are colossal dicks. A la >>25365613That said;>"The jump drive," Flint says. "It's at 10% charge!" He slaps the panel. "That's three days worth! What did you do?">Isolation rings out to you. <...I'm not sure,> you say.This seems to imply that the Isolation shard was used in some capacity to help recharge the drive, but it's in fragile-mode after having used it to repel airship fire.Hopefully focusing our energy on recharging the drive itself rather than recharging it as a secondary benefit of empowering the ship's other functions will keep us from burning out a shard, as well as getting it charged faster than 10% per assist action.
>>25365704It's OK I love you anyway
>>25365631Can we check to see how close this ship is to being jump capable?
>>25365758Oh, I thought the charge was increasing every time we channelled through/with the dynamo. Sorry.
>>25365790Quit sucking dick and stop apologizing for useless shit. Jesus fucking christ you're like the people that say "sorry" when they have no reason to. Fucking pushing my buttons.
You can't let passion get the better of you. You judge you need to stay in position. You jump onto the dynamo and 'hook' back into the ship.<Shadow mages!> you shout telepathically. <This is Shadow! Be on the lookout for Duke Vellik, a powerful Lightning mage! Capture him if you can, but don't hesitate to attack with full force!>The door to the engine room opens again.<Flint, can't you at least lock - >You stop, and blink. Standing at the door are several shadow mages. Leading them is the one you met in the sewers!The man rushes over to you. For a moment, he stares at you - and you suppose you do look pretty intimidating, half hovering, half morphed into the side of the dynamo.He gives himself a shake. "Shadow. Ila will be leading the last wave out of the city. But Lucifer - ""It's on screen!" Flint shouts.You all look over. The final wave of shadow mages is only a few dozen in number - the last to stay behind as the rear guard to cover the others. Ila forms the tip of the spear.Nearly three times their number in angels is flying in from their flank. Lucifer's bent light shines at their head. He's heading straight for Ila!The ship rumbles again. The Ragnarok has closed the distance to your airship is is firing directly on your hull. The shields hold - for now."Guns at 77%!" Auriel's voice calls. "Shadow, we need weapons!""The jump drive's at 22%!" Flint says.What do you do?>use the guns to fire on Lucifer's position>use the guns to fire on the Ragnarok. Aim for their weapons.>the guns might not charge up in time. Try to manipulate the shield into saving Ila's group>focus on charging the jump drive>some other strategy
>>25365825Flint also informs you that the ship's shields are currently at 60% strength. All shields are redirected to the starboard side, facing the Ragnarok.
>>25365825>>25365843Do you fudge these numbers to make choices harder or somethin'?
>>25365825>use the guns to fire on the Ragnarok. Aim for their weapons.Bigger threat is the giant ship with huge weapons pointed straight at us.
>>25365825>use the guns to fire on Lucifer's positionAlso, have the mages present funnel us their magic so we can send even more power/speed up the process of warming up the guns.
>>25365818Your faggotry is truly infinite if you would insult somebody for their manners.
>>25365825Fire at the Ragnarok, our shields can't take another hit like that.
>>25365888DGBB.>>25365825I'd rather aim for the ship because it's the biggest target and if it deals too much damage to us we won't be able to escape.
>>25365825>Fire on Lucifer.Guy is bad news, aside from saving Ila, the last thing we need is for him to board the ship.
>>25365825Dump power to shields and protect Ila's group. Our goal here was to free the shadow mages and bug out, not destroy the enemy forces. We can't do both. The shields will both protect us and the mages. It pushed the angels away last time. Unless Lucifer has some crazy shadow-power thing going on.
>>25365825>fire on Lucifer's position
>>25365825>Fire on Lucifer.Like the Cap says, ask the mages to help charge the guns.
>>25365878Pretty good idea. Having a shadow mage channel mana to us worked before, I don't see why it couldn't work again.
>>25365956We can do that?Let's do that. Ask the shadow mages to help charge the dynamo for whatever action we take.
>>25365956>Like the Cap says, ask the mages to help charge the guns.Good plan. You just earned a bonus to your roll.You're firing on Lucifer. Roll 1d100
Rolled 38>>25365976oh boy
Rolled 40>>25365976Angel DOWN!
Rolled 63>>25365976let's see this angel fall
>>25366013>>25366012Testing to see which one was mine.
Rolled 19>>25365998My luck is so bad
>>25365984>>25365986>>25365993Good thing we earned a bonus, huh guize?
Rolled 99>>25365976>Good plan. You just earned a bonus to your roll.Hell hath not fury like an angry shadow backed into a corner! FIRE! WEAPONS TO MAXIMUM! PHOTON TORPEDOES, FULL SPREAD! DOUBLE THE DATAFORCE!
>>25366032>>25365998They mock us.
>>25365976good thing you guys got that bonus
>>25366032>>25365998Somewhere far above this mortal realm the Dice Gods laugh
Rolled 78>>25365976pls Dice pls
Perhaps if we have shadow mages pour mana / energy into us / the dynamo we can get charge the jump faster.
>>25366090Oh. Must have missed that. Sorry then.
We weren't asked for a saving throw! That's good, right?
Rolled 57, 27, 90, 22, 98 = 294>>25366168Instagibbed
<Auriel, aim at Lucifer!>There's static over the speakers for a moment. And then her voice comes through. "...adjust aim...target Lucifer!"The guns swivel.You look to the mages. <Send me your mana!>The shadow mages glance at each other. You can't see their faces well under their low cowls. The man hesitates. "...will that work?"<I wouldn't ask if I didn't think so. Now!>The mages raise their hands and channel shadow mana at you. It isn't condensed into a spell...just raw magic.You consume all of it, and pour their and your energy into the task.The guns fire.Darkness explodes like flak over the heads of the angel battalion. Dozens of them are shredded outright. Others tumble to the ground, missing limbs or wings. The rest are forced to dive down and away to avoid getting blown out of the sky. Ila's group races onward.But Lucifer escapes from the blasts unharmed. He's lost a bit of ground, but then, his magic flares. There's a tremendous concussion of air, and he speeds up toward the shadow mages like a beam of light!The Ragnock's cannons are still trained on your ship. Still-exposed angels are flocking toward their allied craft. You glance up to the monitor......another airship is coming over the top of the mountain range.What do you do?>power to the shields! protect Ila's group from Lucifer!>power to the shields! focus on deflecting enemy fire!>focus on recharging the guns. The best defense is a good offense.>try to charge up the jump drive>some other strategy
>>25366179>power to the shields! focus on deflecting enemy fire!
>>25366179Lucifer has Supersonic. Not good.
>>25366179>try to charge up the jump driveTime to GTFO.
>>25366179>power to the shields! protect Ila's group from Lucifer!
>>25366179Split our power between the shields and the jump drive.We are going to have to get out of here real soon.
>>25366179>>power to the shields! protect Ila's group from Lucifer!and>try to charge up the jump drive
>>25366213This.Shit is going downhill real fast
>>25366179Protect Ila, once she's aboard, we get those jump drives up post-haste.
>>25366179>power to the shields! protect Ila's group from Lucifer!we need to get them all on board
>>25366179>...another airship is coming over the top of the mountain range.here comes Yi Fang
>>25366249>>25366212>>25366213These. And don't forget to ask the Shadow Mages to pour as much as they can this time, we'll need it.
>>25366272Or the Black Lady.I don't remember who else has airships actually...
>>25366203Couldn't help but think of something picture related happening when we initially face in battle.
>>25366179>another airship.Can Flint ID it? Because I will lmao if it turns out to be Fang.
>>25366179Reset the interceptor for short range dispersal fire!Evasive maneuvers! Bring us towards the group we are supposed to be rescuing. Interpose the Ragnarok between us and the new vessel, if possible!Recall vipers! Charge shields and Jump DriveAnd get someone we can TRUST finding Vellik, godsdamnit, before he causes MORE trouble. Subdue him and bring him to us - we will use his mana to fuel our escape!
>>25366179>...another airship is coming over the top of the mountain range.>"Airship," Flint says. "There are only 27 in the entire world, as there's only 27 dynamos left that are capable of powering them. Artifacts made by the elementals. Duke Vellik owns four [...] And then, the last airship is usually traveling between here and Dobshire and Heavensgate, ferrying officials."A little worried that this is going to be Vellik's ship, what with his presence here, and the Ring City's proximity to Heavensgate.
>>25366272And then here comes steward.
Vote 1:>protect Ila with the shieldsVote 2:>charge the jump driveVote 3:>split power between protecting Ila and charging the jump driveVote 4:>split power between protecting Ila and the ship
>>25366322It's a long shot, but possible, he did say that if we broke free Shadow would've proven himself to be a worthwhile ally for the constructs.
Oh, right.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.
>>25366309And then Sheridan was a shadow.
>>25366360Thank you so much. Been waiting for a quest to use 4chans natural features like this.
>>25366350>>25366357>>25366361>>25366363>>25366376>>25366378>>25366382>>25366396Well, that was decisive.Roll 1d100
>>25366309Aye captain seconding this
Rolled 39>>25366403I'm scared anons...
>>25366309>It's a long shot, but possible, he did say that if we broke free Shadow would've proven himself to be a worthwhile ally for the constructs.Extend our shields around Ila's group! Hail the newcoming vessel. When we make our escape, try to get UNDER or ABOVE the traverse of the Ragnarok's main weapon system while we execute the interposing maneuver.If the newcomer is a friend, we can maybe give them a good shot. If an enemy, then perhaps they can't shoot us with that big fat friendly target in the way.
>>25366309Don't worry, Auriel's not a newbie capt'n
Rolled 91>>25366403We are an averagely-powered juggernaut!
Rolled 46>>25366403Come on
>>25366430But we're a newbie dynamo charger! Bad things!
Rolled 13>>25366403Dice Gods Take Me
Rolled 80>>25366403Rollan!FOR SHIELDS
------------------------------------Roll 1d20I actually need 6 rolls on this 1. Each set of three is for a separate...thingy.
Rolled 1>>25366471god damn it
Rolled 1>>25366471oh god
Rolled 19>>25366471This can't be good...
Rolled 14>>25366471That's a bad sign.
>>25366481>>25366484Well, let's hope the FIRST thing was unimportant.
Rolled 4>>25366471Oh dear
Rolled 4>>25366471We are a legendarily failing dynamo charger!
Rolled 10>>25366481>>25366484gg no re
>>25366179Power to the shields. Protect lla.
>>25366481>>25366484I hope the firrst one isn't "not dying"
>>25366481>>25366484Ila just died, didn't she?
Rolled 20>>25366501>>25366481>>25366484oh God make it stop
Rolled 43>>25366403Give it everything you've got! Damn the torpedoes, fly like you've never flown before! UP and at em, old gal! Once more into the breach!>>25366362>And then Sheridan was a shadow.Alert! Code Blue! Awesome to the bridge! Commendations for observation, crewman!
>>25366501>>25366484>>25366481WHAT THE FUCK IS HAPPENING
>>25366524Without question. And the shields are down. The ship is lost.
>>25366515I kinda hate being at the mercy of the die SM. No matter what happens...
>>25366535At least one is countered.
>>25366481>>25366484>join quest>see thisAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah
>>25366501At least this one wasn't linked, and thus does not count.
>>25366563Nope, not linked.
>>25366515Please be merciful
>>25366535YOU COULD HAVE STOPPED IT
>>25366515"Why do we fail, SM?"
>>25366515Have we not suffered enough?
Rolled 1>>25366471I sure hope you know what you're doing, crewman! Don't make me use my fake smile while the enemies bugger us! Now is not the time to mess around!
>>25366594>supercrit fail>supercrit success save rolls>rolls a 100>three fucking 1sI don't even know anymore
>>25366611I'm not sure what to feel anymore
>>25366611What the fuck.
>recruit Auriel>everybody but us then diesTHIS IS THE FATE WE CHOSE FOR OURSELVES
Excuse me while I go cry. I hate you all. Except SM and the two that got the hundreds.
>>25364742>Everytime we need to roll a saving throw, we succeed.YOU PUT THIS JUJU ON US
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AMFpGz9AesEverything is burning...
It could have been worse.
>>25366636Start drinking you.
RIght, If we survive this, everything goes into the engines for an emergency jump.
>>25366650Did the MC die to that?
>>25366623>I'm not sure what to feel anymoreTry some Kosh Drops.
>>25366650Ah right, that time.True.
>>25366633>...Fuck off.Command, this is Sheridan. Ejecting! Ejecting! Ejecting! Ejecting! Ejecting! Ejecting! ...
>>25366660We don't know if we'll still have engines.
Fuck it, I'll just say it. Any writefags here that enjoy tear jerking speeches should probably start jotting down ideas.
>>25366735"I AM SHADOW, I JUST DIED"
>>25366735Ideas are bulletproof.Even if we die here, our memory will live on through those who survive. Our revolution will continue.
>>25366766>>25366765>>25366752Not very eloquent today I see.
>all these people thinking Shadow is going to dieNah. Flint and lla are gone though.
>>25366543>>25366426>>25366309God damn it man, now I have to watch all of Babylon 5 again. Thank you.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4HqAlF_D0Q"Bring her around!" Auriel shouts. She's practically screaming. "Get the Ragnarok between us and that thing, now!"<More mana!> you shout at the mages. <Give me everything you've got!>The mages pour forth all their efforts. You shove the mana into the ship, spinning the dynamo faster and faster. It rotates under your command, obeying your push......too fast. It trembles. It's out of control!You direct its energy as you can. Half to the jump drive, half out to Ila.The shield around the ship distends. You shove forward, using it like a giant hand. It wraps around Ila as Lucifer arrives. His light crushes against the shields!The dynamo cracks.It's going to give!You can't hesitate. It's everything, or nothing. Her life is on the line!You shove hard, and Lucifer is deflected away. A blast of light sends him reeling back to the surface! You use the shield to draw in Ila as fast as you can.The dynamo breaks open. Shadow power blows out in a wave, coating the room. Flint is sent hard to the floor. A few of the shadow mages cover him, protecting him from the raw pressure. You're too damn busy trying to get Ila to safety to take advantage of the power."Where are my engines!?" Auriel says. "The shields are going down! Shadow, we're losing power!!"The Noiralev is moving, but not fast enough. The Ragnarok fires its weapons. They slam into the hull, scoring a direct hit. The room rocks and quakes. You grab a hold of the core of the engine. Flint clings to the control panel as the entire craft lists to the side.The other airship is closing, fast. It's guns are beginning to brighten."Donovan!" Auriel's voice cries through the speakers. "Donovan! Donovan, are you there?!"Flint drags himself up. "I'm here!"You hear a rush of static that sounds like a relieved sigh. "...status report.">con't
>>25366809>It was a situation like this that turned Erebus into a dick>Erebus Rises.
>>25366809Well not flint, most likely Ila though...
>>25366826"Reserve power 23%," he says. "The guns on the starboard and bow are done. And...the dynamo. It broke.""What?!"<I pushed it too hard,> you say. <It was too much to handle.>"...is there anything you can do?" Auriel asks. "We're dead in the water. Our shields are running on fumes."You glance at Flint. <Can we still jump?>He bites his lip, then checks the meters. "...the drive stores power separate from the engine. But it's only 60%. How can you charge it up?""Shadow, we have no time! You have to do something, now!"...well, Shadow. What's the plan?>write-in
>>25366481>>25366484>>25366501>>25366611I leave for like 10 minutes because of power outage and I come back and have to deal with this shit
>>25366835<Direct me to the wires that charge the drive. I will use my own energy.>
>>25366835Time to throw everything we have into the warp engine.
>>25366835Ask the mages to help charge it again. Otherwise, convert all EXP into mana and push it into the jump drive.
>>25366835>lost the dynamoWell at least we're alive.Uh is their any remains of the dynamo we can use to, try to pour power into the jump drive, or remake it? We have a lot of shadow users here and a sentient elemental.
>>25366835ALL MAGES TO SHADOW CHANNEL IT ALL TO HIM
>>25366835Put all the mana we have left into the jump drive.Burn the exp we have left and pour it into the jump drive.Hell, if we can burn HP into some kind of power, burn most of that and PUT IT INTO THE FUCKING JUMP DRIVE.
>>25366835Maybe we just can't do this, but see if we can tap into our own shard to provide stability and balance to the dynamo.If we are JUSTICE, that should be able to do it.
>>25366835>all that xp lostCan we salvage what's left of the dynamo?
Rolled 98, 29, 51, 46, 17 = 241>>25366835Dump into the drive
>>25366859>>25366865>>25366860>>25366874>>25366875JUSTICE WILL NOT FALL THIS DAY!>>25366835
>>25366835I assume that we can't just pop into the Ragnarok, take Its Dynamo, then re-install it on our ship?If we can't do that, then we shall have to pump the remaining energy in to it ourselves!
>>25366875>>25366865>>25366874These.Gather all closest shadow mages, use XP burn and use all the mana we have for the jump drives.
>>25366835>CONSUME the dynamo, power the jump with our own energies, and that of the shadowmages.
>>25366835If our size is limiting us to what we can carry, not our strength, why don't we carry the whole ship and just go super-sonic?
>>25366874Correcting that.Put all we have into the charger.Get all the mages to put everything they have into the charger.Burn up as much EXP as we need to completely refill our mana. Then pump it all into the charger.
The dynamo's done, that's that then. We still feel the ship though don't we, redirect all the power we can into the jump engine and hope it's enough. Try to stop the core from leaking. If that fails, well... Waste not, want not.
>>25366892You have no shields and the other ship is about to fire. You could theoretically do this, but you're a bit short on time.
>>25366835I think I know how to recreate the dynamo! Remember went we try to make one with layers and it tear itself apart? Do do it again but this time we spin the layers in phases to maintain its equilibrium.
>>25366902Oh. Yes, this.
>>25366835so did we get Ila or not?
>>25366835It's times like this that I wish we still had that power core that we gave to Steward.
>>25366877Have we ever even felt our own shard? I dunno if we're acquainted with it well enough.
Actually, fuck >>25366902Let's go with >>25366892Let's take the other airship's dynamo and NOPE on out of here.
>>25366835can we CONSUME whats left of the dynamo or is there nothing left?
>>25366904You're strong enough to drag the airship, but it's a lot of mass to get up to speed.
>>25366902You do remember that said core broke open from too much power right?
>>25366894go with this
>>25366835Easy, eat what is left of the dynamo....and power the entire ship ourselves....we must Become the Dynamo.
>>25366835"Disengage the power couplings on Starboard and Bow batteries! Transfer power to the jump drive! Drop shields and make the transfer if you must!""We're dead in the water, but we still have inertia! Drop the ballast and go to manual! keep us a moving target! Anything's better than sitting still right now!""have we found Vellik yet? I'll rip out his heart and feed it to the jump drive if I have to!"Do we have an ID on the new ship? What flag is it flying?
>>25366944Note to self, make bigger cores for our own devices if we ever make it out of here alive.
>>25366835Put all the magic we have into the warp drive, burn our own body if we have to.
>>25366892>I assume that we can't just pop into the Ragnarok, take Its Dynamo, then re-install it on our ship?>If we can't do that, then we shall have to pump the remaining energy in to it ourselves!Thats ballsy as fuck and i LOVE it.GO FOR BROKE, SHADOW!
>>25366904GUYS GUYSWHY DON'T WE TAKE THE AIRSHIPAND PUSH IT SOMEWHERE ELSE
>>25366940Oi, answer this >>25366924 because if we leave her behind in this chaos I will burn your house to the ground with you inside it
>>25366990We would have to cross a battlefield of angels, with their ship ready to fire.That's not ballsy that suicidal and stupid.
Alrighty,Roll 1d100 to be the living dynamo>note: there's nothing left of the old dynamo, blame your double 1>>25367013She just got on board.
Rolled 70>>25367034OH BOOOY
So we're all agreed that we're going to turn Vellik into a shadow fleshsleeve before devouring him the next time we meet, right?He tried to kill Shadow's bro.
>>25367048It's agreed. I'm sure he has his reasons but hey, so do we. He'll understand. And then suffer.
>>25367043>>25367044>>25367046Nobody else roll! Empty your E-mail fields.
>>25367048We should hear him out first.But he had better have a damn good explanation.
>>25367034>She just got on board.Wait with the living dynamo! can she help somehow?
SET COLLISION COURSE WITH THE RAGNAROK WE ARE TAKING THEIR SHIP
>>25367061why do you suck so much?>>25367062my god you're retarded
>>25367075this, this might me crazy enough to workMEN PREPARE TO BOARD
>>25367075Oh my god, this!
>Surprised that nobody has ever suggested we tell the angels to check their light-aligned privilege.
>>25367075lets not do this and just jump the fuck away
>>25367048You remember Auriel's speech about second chances? Let's allow him to explain. Briefly.
>>25367102Looks like dice agnostics are even stupider than dice atheists.
>>25367075So we are going to capture the ship that doesn't have a jump drive? No thank you.
>>25367075Do it.We Grand Theft Airship now.
On the bright side, even if we do completely fail, we just fucked up their fancy ship permanently.
>>25367075Do you guys really want to try that after all the ones we just got?
>>25367136Oh, shit. Yeah, let's just warp jump.
>>25367043>>25367044>>25367046It probably worked! Wait, this is still going to hurt.
>>25367136>>25367114Yeah, seriously, we need to get away, we don't need to worry about boarding another ship on top of this
>>25367145>>25367141I'd rather we save everyone we have on board and jump.
Rolled 32>>25367121>>25367121I'm the latter. I'm right now thinking the dice code might actually use microtime or some other stupid implementation which would cause non-random numbers and favour lower digits.
>>25367150I'm with escaping with as many survivors instead of endangering all these lives.
>>25367154This! Ten thousand samefag posts THIS!
>>25367136>So we are going to capture the ship that doesn't have a jump drive? No thank you....Yep. Well. We could steal their dynamo, but... well, we probably couldn't install it on our ship fast
>>25367075NO YOU FUCKING IDIOT WE NEED TO JUMP NOW!!! IF WE DO THAT EVERYONE DIES
>>25367091>>25367111>>25367141NOPE NOPE NOPE.We have one chance and it is our jump drive, we already rolled well and we cant waste it.There is no reason to sacrifice ourselves and all of the shadow mages when we can live to come back later.
>>25367172Traditionally the rolls are favored higher in the late half of the year during the mornings, first half of the year has them average.
>>25367034Let's just get out of here, folks. We don't have time to spare, and more than enough people on board that need our help.
>>25367075Please god no. Jump the fuck outta here. Warping the ship into the middle of Yi Fangs palace would be less stupid than that.
>>25367034We are going out! We have retrieved the mages and now we need to make our exit!
>>25367189yeah I mean how the fuck do we out run the ENTIRE ANGEL ARMY if our ship cant jump or fly away because we fucking crashed it?
Since the jump drive is a completely separate system from the dynamo, and we can charge the drive ourselves, with time, we might actually be able to use the airship as a long-range Blink device, even if it's missing its primary engine.We need to have a look at the jump drive if the ship survives intact.
>>25367034Time to make like a leaf and NOPE THE FUCK OUT! Jump drive engage!
>>25367034>We become dynamo, we learn make dynamo
>>25367213"Sup Mr. Yi, I brought some friends over you don't mind if we crash at your place right?"
So where do we jump to if we can guys? The map is at the top of the thread as a reference.I'd say NO to Archon (Yi-Fang) because Abigail is our own issue and has little to do with the shadow mages. Any other ideas?
We have caused the biggest clusterfuck the angels have suffered in centuries, pretty much pushed them to annihilate their own capital, there is going to be repercussions, lets escape while all the schemers of the world laughs at the stupid angels!We have completely keikaru doori them.
>>25367241Noted for: Looking at jump drive when we get the chance.
Rolled 65>>25367241or we could, you know, reach the end of our Blink tree and likely be able to do that without cumbersome hardware?
The jump is a sure thing. Boarding their vessel and trying to wrest control from hundreds of angels while SandalFag regroups and prepares to tear us a new, shadowy asshole is not.Theres no reason to try this whatsoever. The lives of an army of mages hangs in the balance. We need these people. We can fuck their ship and devour their dynsmo when we've got a bit more going for us. Right now, its best we just get the hell out of dodge with as many resources as we can, as safely as we can. We dont even have a dynsmo to devour anymore as a back up plan. This is nearly suicidal
For some reason I get the feeling we are going to have to make a "blind" jump and SM with do some behind the scene rolling to see where we end up.
>>25367283At the end of our Blink tree, will we be able to move an airship-sized mass, including all of the people on it, to anywhere on the continent instantly?
>>25367264Jump to the Duke's city.It's time for a little conquest as payback for his betrayal.
>>25367213>>Implying that Uncle Yi wont be most pleased to know that his niece has a shadow elemental ally that just butthexed the angels in their own capital and got out unpunished while acquiring an army of shadow mages.
Auriel's voice crackles over the speakers. ""Disengage the power couplings on starboard and bow gun batteries! Drop shields, all power to the jump drive!"We're dead in the water, but we still have inertia! Drop the ballasts and go to manual! Keep us a moving target! Anything's better than sitting still right now!"You leap into the spot where the dynamo laid. And you begin to spin your power.Lights inside the room begin to flicker back on. The machinery starts to churn. The noise of the engine grows as the pistons pump faster.<Mana!> you shout.The mages do their best, but they're exhausted. You crush the power down and spin it faster, faster. It starts to rail against you.>you've taken 3 damage (43/56)"Jump drive at 66% and rising!" Flint shouts.Ila rushes into the engine room. "Shadow!"<...more mana...hurry!>An entire troop of mages falls in behind her. "Understood!" she shouts.They line up and channel raw magic into you. The power inside of you crackles and burns. It's like you're trying to contain a hurricane of shadow inside your body.>you've taken 6 damage (37/56)"78%!" Flint shouts.<More mana!>Ila grunts with effort. The mages pour out everything they have.>you've taken 9 damage (28/56)"88%!"<It's not enough!>"You're tearing yourself apart!" Ila shouts.<If we don't get out of here, you are all going to die!> you shout back. <I did not come this far to fail! Now give me every drop of mana you have!>The mages respond.>you've taken 12 damage (16/56)"100%!" Flint shouts. He slams a button. A new panel pops out in front of him - a map of Venia. "...uh.""Flint!" Auriel shouts. "Get us out of here!"Flint's finger hesitates.Auriel's voice screams in through the speakers. "THEY'RE FIRING! JUMP, NOW!"What do you do?!>let Flint pick your destination. What's the worst that could happen?>politely suggest a destination (specify)
>>25367293Pretty much my assumption. Or, we go wherever Auriel decides to point us.
>>25367293>right in front of the black lady>right in front of the dragon council>space>deep in the ocean>Isle Imil>right into GEB
>>25367306I still say Tarun Gakth.
>>25367264We haven't got many options.I was against visiting Fang before with Auriel and Flint, but now that they've betrayed the Empire, they're porbably safer to take along.And where else are hundreds of Shadow Mages going to find refuge?
>>25367317>>politely suggest a destination (specify)YI FANG'S PALACE!
>>25367317>>politely suggest a destination (specify)either outside Archon, or near Atlantica(the water place)
>>25367317I still say Tarun Gakth.
>>25367317<PUSH THE BUTTON!>
>>25367325>right in front of the dragon councilThe what?
>>25367317Let flint pick! We have NO TIME.
>>25367317>let Flint pick your destination. What's the worst that could happen?I trust Flint
>>25367317lets go punch that elf queen in the dick for taking our memories
>>25367317can we go to the elves?
>>25367317>go where Obis went
>>25367317Lets shack up with mr fang
>>25367353Well, we do have several hundred shadow mages, and some spirits, to enroll.
>>25367317<Anywhere's better than here! Hit a button NOW!>
within 1/2 a days travel of Archon.Don't want to be attacked due to being in an enemy ship...
>>25367317RANDOMLY HIT A PLACE!Let fate chose!(Though I suport going to see Abby)
>>25367357Dragons are a sentient thing in this setting if thread one is to be believed. Just follow theme I guess.>>25367317ISLE IMIL! ISLE IMIL!
>>25367317Can we go to Yi-Fang? Because we should totally go to Yi-Fang now.
>>25367317>politely suggest a destination (specify)To the Black Lady's kingdom!It's probably the only place where we and a few hundred shadow mages will be welcome after having basically destroyed the angels' capital city.
>>25367317Scholomance. Who would we be to miss little Abigail's first day of school?
<Archmage Fang! I must admit that, at first, I was angry for having been consigned to the angels. But now I must thank you. Your inaction allowed me to levy JUSTICE upon the Ringed City.>
>>25367394>Black LadyLet's not do this.
>>25367317Archon. Fang will at least have something to say about all of this.
>>25367317>let Flint pick your destination. What's the worst that could happen?OH GOD OH GOD OH GOD PLS SOMEWHERE GOOD
>>25367394NOThe Black Lady is EVIL, with a capital E, V, I, and L! We just left one shithole, let's not dive headfirst into another.
>>25367394isint that place a super shithole?
>>25367426Worse than Ring City, in fact.
>>25367317>politely suggest we warp to Archon
>>25367421Seconded. We're anti-angel, not pro-evil.
>>25367317LI FANG IT UP
>>25367421I don't actually want to warp to Vampiria right now, but all we've heard of the place is angel propaganda.
>>25367394>go to black Ladies place>shes attractive and acts innocent>waifu fags eat her shit upDo you want Shadow to become a white knight? However evil she is is besides the point.
No one supports the place where we KNOW an entire city has existed free of the machinations of Ring City or Archon and no one knows of it. We don't want to give these mages another master to serve. We want them free!
>>25367456For once that may not be just propaganda.
>>25367459Don't even mention the word waifu. Just don't.
>>25367421Fuuck this quick reply sucks if you accidentally manage to return to previous page while typing.Was going to say that Sandalphon will make sure all the hell will be rained upon the Scholomance, so us going there will only let us brace for impact better
>>25367461I'll second Tarun Gakuth but I'm pretty sure not many people want to go there.
>>25367471Especially because Vampyria was what got Archon and the Ring City to stop being at war and unite.
It's time for a new name.
>>25367471Lets go to our robo-bros in Tarun Gakth. Tell them that we think we know how to produce dynamos.
Wait, wait, what was the plan from before?What about the other spirit that needs a key?Weren't we going to go to Geb at one point?Can Obis take care of himself?
>>25367461Well yeah. We don't want to bring the wrath of the host most high down on the innocents that live there.
Picking place at random, perhaps favouring places away from everone, where we could start our shadow utopia? Sounds radical.
>>25367495>>25367317Warp Just outside Tarun Gakut
>>25367461I refuse to go to Cosmo Canyon again.
>>25367477Actually, I think this would be an appropriate time to mention this is the thread number 34.. As in Rule 34! Why aren't we seeing Shadow tentacles everywhere?
>>25367461>implying Auriel didn't include it in her report to Sandalphen
>>25367317>Tarun GakthIf all this shit doesn't get Steward to help us, I don't know what will.
>>25367501You're foregetting that we have no idea where that is in the murder canyon.It could be 20mi underground for all we know. And it probably is.
>>25367502One thing at a time. We choose this plan when we got captured (which we hadn't planned on) so everything else is in a bit if a disarray.Also;>MECHANIC OF THE NIGHT
>>25367514This time we are going to the gold saucer!
Well this whole thing went better than expected. I thought this was the end. I take it back, I love you guys!
>>25367519Ooh they might have cores for the ship
>>25367519This. We need the dwarves!
>>25367317Either Great Forest or Tarun Gakth, we need to go somewhere safe and away from prying eyes. The shadow mages must be able to escape wherever they want and the airship is a huge target.
PEOPE SAYING TO GO TO TARUN GAKTH>We don't know where the actual construct city is>Shadow mages actually need food and water. They probably didn't grab provisions.>Its full of hostile shit>It's the fucking murdercanyon.
>>25367558...Dwarves are dead.
>>25367557Or more importantly, the knowledge of how to make dynamos.
>>25367517Auriel just said in her epic monologue that she's been having doubts about the angels for years. Odds are she withheld that information, but we'll have to make sure to ask her if she did - just in case.
>>25367574Great Forest then?
It would be nice if where ever we jumped to, the ship stayed intact, as then we could put into motion our 'Grand Theft Dynamo' plan.I suggest stealing the Dynamo for the crashed airship in Evinbrook...
>>25367578Or hiding especially well. Geb might know.
>>25367547Indeed. I can't help but think this played out like the airplane scene with Bane.>Sandalphon"Was getting caught part of your plan?">Mr. Shadow"Of course!"
Vote 1:>Archon. Yi Fang can shelter us, and I want to see...Abby.Vote 2:>Vampiria. Only there might we find allies...Vote 3:>We have to forge our own path - and we have to take refuge in a place no one else wants to go. To the Shiprakers!Vote 4:>We forge our own path - and we'll be safe in the depths of the Great Forest.Remember, just the link and the number.
>>25367578constructs dude>>25367574Potential army of giant mecha to watch our backs
>>25367530So split is between robo city, which we don't really know where it is.And Yi Fang's place, who we will definitely incriminate him as traitor if we go to him.
>>25367601Geb is insane and trapped.
>>25367603goddammnit, now everything i read that shadows says is in Bane's voice
>>25367317I got it! Port Vantas, where Obis went! It's a PORT CITY - the mages can board the ships and go wherever they want in the world! Plus we can meet up with Obis there!
>>25367317To the Duke's city.He's got nothing to stop us with, and he isn't there to prepare defenses. Let's take it for ourselves and carve out a new empire for our shadow bros.
>>25367596>Great ForestWhat's in there?
>people choosing anything but 3 or 4Don't yoou want to be your own shadow?
>>25367609Where is the trust Flint option?
>>25367649holy shit this
>>25367657It's a forest. Food and fresh water for the humans.Could also be filled with terrible terrible foes, but hey- who knows?
Actually, SM, is Venia the world or just a continent?
>>25367609if trust flint is still option then please count this
>>25367614Sandalphon promised to destroy Yi Fang and everything he's ever accomplished if we aren't actually a harmless experiment.What sort of an image would you think the angels got of us?
>>25367609What the heck is in the shiprakers?
>>25367687>Actually, SM, is Venia the world or just a continent?>because I have to use this image at least once per thread
Given how few days it takes to ride a horse from one area to another I'd say a very small continent. Slightly larger than Europe but perhaps less than Australia.
>>25367649Tempting, but we're running on fumes and we need to recharge and reassess our situation. Safety first, attacking later. Plus, we need to hear the Duke's side of the story first. Not saying he's secretly a good guy (he probably isn't) but we should hear his reasons for betraying us.
>>25367694flint will probably crash us into the dukes place anyway
>>25367699Sandalphon hasn't actually seen us during any of this, he may even believe we died in the tower
>>25367609Cutting off votes.
>115>314>45pretty close.but damnit it looks like Archon wins
>>25367771I hope Archon suddenly decides that they're no longer allies of the light.
>>25367750just saying, if we don't find the Duke after all this we should ask how the mages lost they're souls. so we know what to look out for when we meet him again
>>25367771Yi fang is going to be SO pissed when we bring a war to Archon
>>25367771Wait, my vote actually kept this thing from being a tie? Ha. Coulda gone the other way if anyone had answered my question about the shiprakers.
>>25367735There's no way he's just going to go "Yeah, Michael's tower collapsed in on itself, all of our bound shadow mage-slaves just broke free of their own accord, joined up with Auriel and Flint and flew the coop. Totally didn't have anything to do with the shadowy thing that Michael had in his tower that also happened to be found at the same time as Auriel and Flint."He's PROBABLY going to assume that we influenced Auriel's mind while she was in "captivity", which at least puts all the blame on us to begin with. Sandalphon is probably too cocky to believe that Auriel up and decided that Light doesn't make right (mostly) on her own terms.
>>25367771Hey, it'll be cool. We can play shadowpuppets with Abigail and assassinate people who bully her...It'll be great!
>>25367791The Duke is going to die.
>>25367815Eh, we determined the timing by striking the first blow, but the war was coming regardless.
>>25367830<Look at the people dance Abby>
>>25367839which is why we should make sure he doesn't try a quick soul steal on us or our friends
>>25367815Yi fang can suck our shadow dick, we're crashin this fancy tea party
>>25367771It seems like we will be bringing the paranoid and disgraced angels to Archon with our liberated shadow mages, lets hope Auriel or Flint intervenes!
>>25367815Well, we've disabled two of the angels airships, slaughtered fuckloads of them, destroyed half their city, and freed their mages.Yi-Fang might be glad for the chance to rush in and finish them off while they're weakened.
>>25367839How many times must I remind you to give him a chance to explain himself no matter how little he deserves it? Otherwise we are just acting on impulse and not any better than those we are trying to save the world from.
>>25367815We just need to destroy the rest of the ship before they track it.Yi can warp hunks into the nether after we take out the warp drive, shield generators and weapons.
I personally dislike Archon because Yi Fang seems the type to see these mages as just another tool. Which is precisely what they DON'T need.
>>25367771Ummm... I count this to be a tie between 1 & 3...>114>21>314>45
>>25367830Yeah maybe if we hadn't an entire army on our tail.I don't think we will have much time for school stuff, didn't someone say archon is like a half a day away by ship?
1 Archon: 152 Vamp: 3 Shiprakers: 154 Forest: 5Didn't bother counting Vampiria because of low votes.Alrighty. There was a tie between Archon and Shiprakers. However, the extra forest votes means that, together, the sentiment to establish some sort of independence from the powers that be is greater than that which seeks shelter with Yi Fang.I'd like to note that there's nothing to stop you from flying off to Archon once you get an opportunity.I guess this isn't the end all be all. I mean, you can move. But it feels pretty important, so I'll have one more vote.Vote 1:ShiprakersVote 2:Great Forest
>>25367830I vote we become a dog while in Scholomance.A big, black dog.
>>25367830And tag along with her to classes at Scholomance. If anyone asks, we're what she brought for show and tell.
>>25367815Welp, we just doomed Yi Fang by teleporting the ship right inside his country. Now Sandalphon will have all the reasons to believe he is the mastermind behind all this.
>>25367850My bet is Auriel. Also, we should let him know that we judge it a declaration of war.
>>25367865Like we said earlier, we'll let him explain himself. We'll come to an understanding. Then we're going to melt him.Lightning @ Flint = Walking Dead.
What the fuck are the shiprakers?
>>25367872Great forestIsn't that elf lady from questthread 1 in the forest at the moment? She's going to be the best to figure out what we are exactly
>>25367855Yi fang is still strong enough to punch our shadow dick concave
>>25367815Frankly, he's probably going to be glad we came to him first.If I'm Yi Fang, I'd much rather hear about what happened in the Ring City IMMEDIATELY, rather than having everyone who knows our side of the story stranded off in Tarun Gakth or the Great Forest with no method of transportation, while the angels are almost assuredly going to be storming off to Archon to demand an explanation (and/or a pound of flesh as retribution) for what happened in the Ring City.Yi Fang's version of what happened in Palthair had us as his responsibility, so letting him know that a storm is coming whether he likes it or not is the right thing to do. The guy's a schemer; better to let him know the timescale on his schemes has been ratcheted forward a few notches.
>>25367900take his soul
>>25367907I think she's actually in "Elvendere Venum."
>>25367902Look at the map. No fucking clue if anything lives there though.
>>25367902It's where Tarun Gakth meets the sea, a treacherous locale of powerful tides and invisible reefs protruding from the sharp rock that lines the ocean floor. Only the most skilled of sea captains can sail it and live to tell the tale. Some pirates call it home, but it's mostly a desolate graveyard of broken ships and rocky plateaus.
>>25367942I don't think so, bub.
>>25367933No, we're not that kinda shadow. Melting is better.
>>25367952So what's the Great Forest?
For some reason I have the feeling that we will be closer to the Steward if we take the Shipwrakers route.
>>25367900He probably knows he'll become a threat to some power play in the future, but his thoughts can be directed on better tracks. He wants us to be a player in his game, that's okay. We can allow him to be one in ours.
Rolled 6, 8, 26, 3, 44 = 87>>253678722
>>25367929Before anything else, we get our shadow buddies out of the crossfire and somewhere safe. THEN, we decide whether to head to Archon or not - but you make some good points. Yi Fang's a schemer, and the sooner we tell him the truth, the sooner he can get to work on cleaning up what he can.
>>25367966Is that really not self-explanatory?
>>25367967I have a feeling he'll be trying to contact us regardless of wherever we are, considering our actions so far. He might wait though, probably not enthusiastic for warfare.
>>25367942I got a laugh from that one.>>25367872Cutting off votes.>>25367966One moment, got a lot of writing to do here.
>>25367976Consider the following: We will die in about one turn if we stay in the place of the dynamo.
Well, I didn't like the prospect of the murder canyon, but we can use servant there easier.Take Ila on down to the mana pool.
wow the amount of people doing different things to get past the samefag rules is amazing. I don't think I'm going to count them this time I help SM with a tally.>111>27
>>25367966Its a big forrest full of elves
>>25367981In any other setting? It is.In Venia? Shit's real.