>prepare for conversation dumpYou 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
>>25405389Woo, got home -just- in time for this. Oh man.
Events Summary:Auriel was working with the angel Michael 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 sewers 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 led her to put her trust in you.In one swoop, she took command of the ship, turned its crew against Sandalphon's despotism, and used it as a rallying point for the embattled shadow mages huddled inside the collapsing city.Meanwhile, you used your powers to overclock the airship's dynamo, directing its firepower and shields far beyond their normal abilities - but even still, you were overwhelmed, and your efforts destroyed the dynamo in the process. Before the airship was destroyed, you were able to charge its jump drive and teleport to safety.The battle has rendered the Noiralev useless, but you managed to safely guide the craft to one of many stone plataeus in the Shiprakers, an isolated and desolate region where Tarun Gakth meets the sea.
>>25405389IT'S SHADOW TIME!
Radical>Capcha delivered astatemp
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.
>>25405389My body is ready!
>>25405389>SQ TimeAwwwwww Yeeeeah
>>25405437Haha that is gold.
>>25405437>NOICE>>25405439Doom 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.
I had hoped this would be one of the early threads... Too bad. Got to settle to reading the archive yet again.
I AM ROCK HARD!
>>25405437They're getting a tiny bit better each thread.Gotta ask though, who's Scarface-Voldemort?
>>25405471Purify - 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: 23/56Mana: 0/20EXP: 11Humanity: 218Temerity: 203Shards of True Darkness: 2 (Isolation, Hunger)Summoned:Wisp (1 mana per order, does not break control, stealths with you)Equipment:NoneInventory:NoneCurrent Location: Tarun Gakth - The Shiprakers
>>25405514I think he was the anonymous shadow mage I mentioned offhand to provide the conversation with an arbitrary third member.Probably.
>Last time...You tried to capture Duke Vellik...and then, Sir Flint accidentally killed him. If it was anyone else, you wouldn't have believed it was 'accidental'.You also have trouble believing that the shadow mages have mistaken Flint's incredibly bad luck, brought on by the parasite, for incredible competence.You decide there's no need to rectify that assumption. At least, not immediately.It could prove amusing. Besides, you judge that Flint deserves a little respect."Well, can't say I'm terribly torn up about it," Auriel says, eyeing the duke's corpse. "Let's dump the body and get to important matters."You briefly search the duke's body, but you don't find the key to the great vault under Jacob's Field. You consider consuming the body, but when two of Auriel's men move to swing it over the side of the cliff, you don't stop them. The duke's black robes flap in the wind as his body plummets into the water with a tiny splash.And that, you think to yourself, is the end of Duke Vellik. He should have known better."Shadow. Care to explain your reasoning in bringing us out to the middle of nowhere?" Auriel asks.<Isolated. Safe. And...we might possibly find an ally in Tarun Gakth.>She nods. "You're thinking of Steward. But can you be sure he's an ally?"<I think so...if we can find them.>"But what about the meantime?" she asks. "We need food. Water. Shelter. All of the above.""Shadow, if I may," Ila says. "What exactly are your plans?"<Well,> you say, <I've had a few ideas. But it will take time to explain. Let us gather the crew.>Auriel nods. "The ship is shelter enough, for now. Even with this many people, we've enough supplies to last a day or two, but water's going to be a problem, fast.">con't
Things we should do (nationbuilding version). Each step should take up to a day to a week.1) Make a series of wells and have any mages who have water in their souls be in charge of making pure water. Proceed to make a small city inside one of the plateaus.2) Hunt for ocean life for food. While underwater, keep an eye out for shipwrecks, both normal ships and Airships. Get the shadow mages to work and play with the angels through motivational speeches.3) Contact Obis with help from spirit mages. Tell him to meet us in Archon, and if his smuggler friend knows the area/locals.4) Find a group of pirates. Engage in diplomacy with them after we lift their ship into the air and place it on a small plateau. If they refuse to help, leave them there for a few days until they agree. (skip this step if we have have gotten helpful information regarding locals from Smuggler contact)5) Use informaton received from pirates or contact of local shipwrecks to hunt for treasure for capitol.6) Contact the Orcs, ask if they want a mutual defense pact for each other, or other plan to help each other out. Remove power core from shadow golem in the temple. Show them airship. Offer to bring some along if we get it back up and running.7) Visit City 1 or nearest location of active Steelskin Golem. Give them the Shadow core from golem. Convince them to help us again by mentioning our airship, as well as the late Duke of Kelvere's Dwarven Artefact collection, as well as an Airship or two.8) Create a pool of shadow in a distant plateau, so as to minimize damage. Try to create a Dynamo, using pool of shadow and the shadow mages, with a sheild of light to protect the rest of the mages from a magic nuke (hole in top to excape). Get golems help to make a frame for the Dynamo. Form a ball of shadow from the mages magic, then spin it using flight, then supersonic. Install in Noiralev when finished. (skip this step if we found a dynamo to use)>continued
>>254055569) Fly to Jacob's field with our new friends (pirates, orcs, golems, others to be announced). Wreck Kan-Abar occuping army's shit during the middle of the night.10) After a brief fly-by to Archon, Get our ass to Dobshire. Find clues to solving Flint's parasite problem.
>>25405514>>25405533It is. I used a pic of some dark wizard / necromantic ish guy for Cain. Didn't want all of them to have long hair, but the third guy looked really lame with just a bald head.Thus scars and weird cheekbones.
TIME FOR TL;DR!!!!>Note: I did not want this to become Empire Quest; the focus is on Shadow, and, in-character, you don't really have a wish to govern humans personally. Your opinions and actions will always be important in shaping the world, and you can personally direct things in the future if you'd like (assuming you reach such a position of power) but I won't go so far as to have you directing the construction of individual pieces of infrastructure and things like that. More grand-scale politics while you're not out adventuring.>To that end, I built this conversation.>>25405553A few hours pass. Auriel's crew numbers 34 men and women, as well as 54 angels - 88 in total. All told, there are 329 Shadow mages, and 34 Spirit mages.After everyone is accounted for and an afternoon meal is distributed, you meet with the head of each group on the airship's bridge. The wide glass viewport is shattered where it crunched into the ground, but a wide table set high in the back makes for easy discussion.Ila and Cain, and a Spirit mage named Hamil sit on one side of the table. Auriel and Tyrael sit on the other. Flint leans in a chair on one end, and you sit opposite him.There's a bit of quiet. You see Ila's fingers move in that strange, silent talk they use. She looks at Cain out of the corner of her eye. ~Should we speak?~~No,~ Cain gestures back. ~Let the angels speak first. Or Shadow, if he will. I am uncertain of what to say, in any case.~~Me too. Perhaps the demonslayer will say something?~~Sir Flint?~~Yes.~~Maybe,~ Cain says. ~You should ask Shadow what their relationship is, in the future.~~Why me?~ Ila gestures rapidly.~You're obviously Shadow's favorite. You've known him the longest.~~You think so?~~Probably.~It seems they don't realize you can understand what they're saying. You should probably clear that up at some point.>con't
>>25405556>>25405567As an add to that, if we can find any experts at management tasks within our current ranks it would be a good idea to put their skills to use in helping with all the things.
>>25405612Auriel lets her hands rest on the table. "Well...I suppose we need to figure out our next move." No one responds, and Auriel takes that as permission to continue. "The Shiprakers was a good choice for the jump - certainty of safety was probably our biggest concern, considering we almost got cut in half by the Ragnarok. But there's few resources, and no easy source of fresh water. In any case, I don't have any intention to build some sort permanent residence here - it's impractical. I think our best chance is to establish ourselves somewhere.""What exactly are you suggesting?" Ila says softly.Auriel looks around the table. "We've driven a wedge into the Ring City. I am Fifth Highest - and many other angels, and citizens of the empire, would share the sentiments I shared earlier. If we give them a point at which to nucleate, a banner to fall under - we may be able to not only protect ourselves, but expand our influence greatly, while weakening theirs.""But where?" Tyrael asks."...I might have suggested Kelvere," Auriel says, "but considering Duke Vellik is...out of the picture...I suppose his double has taken over, for now. Felnoir is more acceptable, but it is relatively weak, and may be unwilling to take us in. I think the best choice - the strike of greatest precision - would be Arland.Flint, who has been taking a sip of water, begins to choke, and spends a few moments in hacking coughs. When he finally gets his throat cleared, he stares at Auriel. "Arland? Why there?""Simple," Auriel says. "We have one of the most powerful noblemen in Arland on our side, even if he tends ot ignore the fact." She smiles. "I also have it on good authority that the mysterious Sir Flint, 'Demonslayer of Dobshire', has become a massive figure in the eyes of the public while we were running around the wastes looking for Adavan."Flint blinks. "...well, I mean...you did most of the work, and it's not very - ""You were popular before, too," Auriel says.>con't
>>25405646Flint waves his hands plaintiffly. "That sort of thing is just exaggerated politics. You really shouldn't give it any weight.""I have it on good authority that the the fourth son was the favorite of the people of Arland," she says, "because he didn't give much weight to titles and pomp and circumstance and treated them as equals.""Well, I mean - ""So onto the outstanding reputation as an unflinching man of the people, your recent feats give you a rather heroic flavor," Auriel says. "Don't sell yourself short."Flint pounds a fist on the table. "I'm not selling myself short!" Auriel draws back in surprise. Everyone looks at him. Flint draws in a long breath. "There's nothing to that sort of thing. I never fit in at court. I can't play that game, Auriel.""You don't need to play their game," she says, "you need to play our game."Flint looks unconvinced, and he voices his skepticism harshly. "So you want me to waltz back into the home I haven't been to in years with an army of shadow mages, a contigent of heretical angels, and the title of 'demon slayer', and take the world by storm. Is that it?""That's exactly it," she says. "Who will see that coming?""It's not happening.""If I didn't believe we could do it, I wouldn't be talking about it," she says."I can't do it," Flint says. "Is that what you want from me? The admission of the fact? That is my brother's realm - my father's realm. I left because I didn't want it. Because I couldn't take it." Flint seems to suddenly realize he's spouting very personal feelings in front of complete strangers. He settles back into his chair with a embarrased look on his face."...I believe you can," Auriel says. "Because that's the kind of many you are." Flint's worry seems to soften. They look at each other for a long time.>con't>told you it was a long one
>>25405612i just realized that this desision is increadibly in character. we have, to this point, never had to think about the need for humans to eat. every human we have delt with has either taken care of this on their own, or we didnt deal with long enough for it. as an elemental, it is very in character for us to not remember in the heat of the moment how hard food is to get. and it makes us falable again to the shadow mages. i like it
>>25405661The quiet starts to get a bit awkward. Tyrael clears his throat."Ah..." Auriel says. "Well...before that, Flint, I think we need to take care of...you know."He gives a small nod. "...after that...I'll make my decision then."<On the note of establishing ourselves,> you say. <I had a thought, that does not involve Arland - but Keleve.>"Really?" Ila asks. She, Cain, and Hamil seem very interested in your thoughts. Auriel and Flint listen attentively. Tyrael, however, looks suspicious.<The duke was trying to bring something together,> you say. <A northern alliance to match the empire. Felnoir, Imil, and - once they had won the war - Kan-Abar. The duke's death leaves a power vaccum in the north - one that we could fill.>"That's...a damn good idea, Shadow," Flint admits. "But we can't just - "Flint stops. The table stares as you Replicate a spitting image of the duke. <But can't we?>Cain and Ila grin, but Auriel shakes her head. "I don't know, Shadow. Bold action is one thing - but treachery and subversion? If we're found out, it would be very, very bad." She squints her eyes. "I can't be the only one here that thinks the duke died a little too easily."Ila nods at that. "...if we know he uses one double...what's to say he doesn't use more?"The thought sobers you."Well," Flint says. "I had thought we might go to Yi Fang?"Auriel folds her arms and shakes her head. "He's as bad as Sandalphon," she says firmly."On this note, I agree with the Highest," Tyrael says. "I see your logic, Sir Flint, but I cannot accept Fang as a leader. He would eagerly shelter us - as he would just as quickly chain us to him.">con't
>>25405556>8) Create a pool of shadow in a distant plateauWhy not in the airship itself? That way we can tap into it for spinning in the ship before we acquire a dynamo, should we need to.
>>25405674"...there is another," Cain says."...don't say it," Auriel says flatly."The Black Lady.""Absolutely not.""Why?" Cain asks. "Because she is Shadow?""No. Because she's a mad dictator that feeds on blood to survive. She has her own harem, Cain. A harem not to sate her lust, but her hunger.""And from what source do you gather that information?" Ila asks. "Have you seen it in person? Or is that simply what the spies tell you, after filtration through Sandalphon?"<Wait,> you ask Ila. <Wouldn't the shadow mages make the best spies? Don't you know for yourself?>"They never sent us," she says. "We were for combat. Assasination. Too valuable for that kind of work - and what's the point, when there's perfectly useful mundanes that don't have to worry about hiding their magic?"You tilt your head slightly. <She makes her point, Auriel.>"Let me make mine," she says to you. "I've trusted you, Shadow. You are right. And I..." She stops, then starts again. "And I, was wrong." She looks at Ila, and Cain, and Hamil. "And I am sorry.""Well," Hamil says, "that makes everything better. Sure am glad I have your apology, Highest.""Have some respect," Tyrael snaps."Oh no, her lapdog's barking at me," Hamil says. "I'd better have some respect.""Keep it up, see what happens."Sparks of orange light glow in Hamil's eyes. "I'm not a slave anymore, lightshit."Tyrael smirks. "Then since you can't hide behind your little handicap like a bitch, why don't we step outside and - ""Lueitenant!" Auriel shouts. Tyrael slowly lowers back into his seat. She looks at Hamil. "...I did not mean to insinuate that a simple apology could make amends."Hamil lets his power fade. He says nothing, but sits back against his chair.>con't
Short term we need water and food for our mages and angels. We will also need to deal with the fallout from having both shadow mages and angels under the same roof, the shadow mages should probably do as we say since we are an elemental and they were just about to swear as fealty moments ago.Auriel should be able to deal with the angels, the unsympathic ones probably took their chance to get away from the ship when they had the chance.
>>25405612Considering the social nature of the situation, we probably should be in our "traveler" humanoid form to make for easier conversation.Perhaps we already were, our understanding of humans is getting fairly high. Vanity is important.
>>25405708You are. You can generally assume that's the case for such situations.>>25405699"Shadow," Auriel starts again. "I can accept neither Archon nor Vampiria as acceptable destinations. If you go there, we part ways." She tilts her head. "We need to help the good knight...for that, we may need Fang. But beyond that issue, we should have as little to do with him as possible. I admit Kelvere holds more possibility, but I'm uncomfortable with such a deceit.""As am I," Flint says to you. "I think we should go to Felnoir. Maybe the mages and build a new home in the Great Forest. The world has great enough problems. We'd just add another log on the fire.""You underestimate yourself, Flint," Auriel says.Flint says nothing."So..." AUriel says. She looks at you, and each head follows her gaze. "Here's what I think. You help Flint. In the meantime, we can establish some meager existence here, and when the time is right, we move into Arland. Or...elsewhere, if we agree on a location.""What is the business you have with Sir Flint, Shadow?" Ila asks.<A matter of dire importance,> you say, <but...it is between myself, Auriel, and Sir Flint.>Ila looks dissapointed, but she nods in acceptance. "...I think your plan concerning Kelvere is a good one. But...we are Shadow mages. I am tired of a world that does not accept me." She looks up. "Even if it means leaving that world behind...I might not care, if it means safety. A place to call my own.""I must agree with her, Shadow," Cain says. Hamil gives you a nod as well."You cannot throw in with the Black Lady," Tyrael says. "Once it came out, it would reflect terribly on the Highest.""Does it look like we care?" Hamil asks.<That is enough,> you say. You look at Hamil, and Tyrael. <Peace.>>con't
>>25405699"...We won't go to the Black Lady. The simple fact is that if she created vampires merely to boost her ranks, the chances are that she did it without regard of those chosen. And I refuse to follow someone who does something similar to what Sandalhpon did to you."
>>25405726Auriel closes her eyes for a moment, then opens them. She looks to Ila. "...I have no right to say anything. I cannot begrudge you such a choice. But if that is what you decide...we part ways, here." She looks at you. "What do you think, Shadow?""...I, too, wish to know your mind," Cain says to you. Ila and Hamil nod. Flint looks at you from his end of the table, his brow still furrowed in thought.>PHEW!!!What do you say?>Auriel's plan is best. We look to Arland.>We can build on the duke's network. Let's take command of Kelvere.>Felnoir is relatively out of the way, and its people aren't friends of the empire.>The Black Lady will shelter the Shadow...we must part ways.>Yi Fang might use us, but we can use him.>We should build here. It might be tough at first, but we can eke out a living in safety.>Some other strategy>either way, unless there's consensus otherwise, after establishing a stable temporary settlement, your goal is currently to get the parasite off Flint
>>25405768Say this. It's good and it's in character.
>>25405794We should stay here for now most of us have been planing to stay here anyways
>>25405768We should say this. All options except the black lady are reasonable. I'd rather have as little interaction with Yi Fang as possible.What about the Isle Imil?
>>25405768Very well done, this will do
>>25405726I'm a fan of the Felnoir option. Being a forest means that it's impossible to just straight up march an army in to slaughter us, and it has plenty of natural construction materials and resources. It seems like an ideal option.
>>25405794What this guy >>25405768 said.We make our own settlement. We might as well start off a dream.
>>25405794>>Felnoir is relatively out of the way, and its people aren't friends of the empire.There we can build a base of operations, and begin to infiltrate the other countries.
>>25405794>We can build on the duke's network. Let's take command of Kelvere.
>>25405824We don't really know much about it, but it IS certainly close.
>>25405794Stay here until the parasite is gone, then move to Arland. Hopefully by then, we can convince Flint to reconsider his position. He may be more confident without a soul leech on him.
Tarun Gakth. It is relatively uninhabited, there are allies there to be made from both the intelligent golems and the orcs. And it is a perfect place to hide.
>>25405794>>We can build on the duke's network. Let's take command of Kelvere.
>>25405848Looks like some kind of volcanic island, but it's definitely got some forest and it's certainly remote.
>>25405794>Go to Felnoir>Become robin hood.
>>25405794>Our own country! Where no element is better then another, and where all who come want to live in peace.We'll name it after Auriel's hometown.
>>25405794>We should build here. It might be tough at first, but we can eke out a living in safety.
--------------------<I do not believe we can go to the Black Lady,> you say to the mages. <She is of our alignment...but Auriel is of Sandalphon's alignment, and they are like night and day. It is no measure of character. All I have heard of the Black Lady is bad - from all parties.>"But we cannot know for sure," Ila insists.<No,> you admit, <we cannot. But there is little sense taking the gamble when we have several more attractive options that do not split our opinions so desisively.>Ila nods. "...I must concede to your wisdom, Shadow."<It isn't wisdom,> you say, <merely the judgement of logic. More wise is your acknowledgement.>Ila smiles brightly; Cain and Hamil seem appeased on the point. Flint and Auriel also nod with approval.You turn back to the table as a whole, thinking hard about what to say.
>>25405863Lets ask them what they know about it. That way we can decide based off of their knowledge.
>>25405794Make our own home here. It's nice enough, and we can live a quiet life here, if only for a little while...
>>25405870I think we should go with Kelvere or Arland. We need to find out what the Duke was up to. We also need to understand why he tried to kill Sir Flint. That was a pretty unexpected thing to me.
>>25405768I'm gonna laugh my tits off when we say this, and then Servant creates some kind of perfect vampire instead of shadow angels.
>>25405794>>We can build on the duke's network. Let's take command of Kelvere.It's important to note that if he never returns to Kelvere, that power vacuum is going to fill regardless of our actions, and we don't want it to be filled by either Kan Abar OR Archon, really.We only need to go with subterfuge to begin with. The "Duke" can die of natural causes some short time down the line and leave Kelvere in the hands of a successor just fine.Aside from whatever the results of the Duke's addiction to multi-level plots, nothing about Kelvere is terribly hostile to our cause. It should be relatively simple to integrate everyone into society at large.It's also basically right next to everywhere we need to go, which is nice.Felnoir is fine, but there's literally a place with all of the infrastructure set up for us already. We'd be silly not to use it.
>>25405794>Felnoir is relatively out of the way, and its people aren't friends of the empire.with the loss of the last teleporting airship, the power projection of the angles just got drasticaly set back. it is a good compromise of safety and ease of living. i dont think it is easy for humans to live out here.
>>25405915Naaah SM wouldn't kubo us like that....Right?
>>25405794Out of the options, Felnoir is probably the best.We may be able to build our own city in the Great Forest, alongside them, and still be largely hidden while having access to a lot of resources.Though we will have to return to Evinsbrook at some point, to commandeer the Duke's dynamo experiments.And we are also going to have to go to archon at some point.Partly to see Abby again, and partly to recover the shards of the sword we left in the care of Yi Fang.Whatever we choose, we are going to be here for some time while we figure out how to transport everyone, so setting up a simple base of operations isn't a bad idea.
Guys, I don't know if anyone else has put two and two together and realized that Flint's brother has a ridiculously high chance to have been who cast the shel'kath.So we need to go to Arland.
------------------------<What of Isle Imil?> you ask. You glance at the map above the bridge of the ship. <From what I can see, it is isolated...and perhaps less barren than our current location.>Auriel shrugs. "I would equate it to Sir Flint's opinion upon Felnoir. Out of the way, but relatively weak. However, Imil Landing is the only real civilization there - the rest of the island is untamed. It receives heavy rainfall, and a wild clan lives in the jungles. Fire worshipers, cannibals. Not the type to take kindly to strangers."------------------------
>>25405794<Felnoir.I have no wish to have us become cogs in a machine as we would under Yi Fang or The Black Lady. I bought the Ring City to it's knees because I was tired of simply moving in tune with the drums of those who thought themselves greater, and we are now free to forge our own path. Cast away your prejudice and be done with your grudges, for they will not serve you here.>
We should give Ila the S, call it anointed in Shadow or something cool like that. The telepathy and her increased respect among the Shadow mages would be very handy.
Something I wanted to ask Auriel eventually is why she sounded more concerned about being in conflict with Lucifer than she did over Sandles.I mean, yeah we only fired nightblazes at Sandles, but still.
>>25405911I think we'd need to go to Kelvere to find out anything really
>>25405794>We should build here. It might be tough at first, but we can eke out a living in safety.Access to nearby allies.
>>25405962nah, it was with Flint since his birth, making Sandalphon the caster much more likely.>>25405902Also this, I want to know about the island
>>25405964>cannibalistic fire magesHuman BBQ parties!
>>25405975Yep yep yep.Take her to that shadowy cavern for her baptism in darkness.
>>25405968That last part is a bit too preachy for our current circumstances, but I support Felnoir for hiding.
>>25405975I would be okay with this.
>>25405964>Volcano on ImilAnyone else thinking fire elementals?
>>25405794>We should build here.SHADOWLAND IS OPENED TO THE PUBLIC TODAY!
>>25406001I thought I remembered in an earlier thread we focused on it and it pointed to Arland?
>>25406022We need to stop Cain, Ila, Hamil, Flint, Tyrael and Auriel from butting heads. Just thought we should address that right now and get it out of the way.
>>25405794>We can build on the duke's network. Let's take command of Kelvere.We need to act fast, no doubt the other Angels will be looking for us.
>>25405964I would say Felnoir is the best place simply for it's location. We are in the center of the continent with easy access to travel to the other countries.
>>25405964>>25405954>Ask more about the great forest and Felnoir.It seems like a nice place to hide, and it's smack in the middle of the continent, perfect for a base of operations that we can rally around.
>>25406048it would work the smothest if we were the mediator between them, with the shadow & spirit mages under us, and the light ones, under Auriel
I think Fefnoir would be the best of the proposed options. Its nearby Tarun Gakth (which I prefer honestly) where we can retreat to if we are attacked. It would also mean we can build the nation we've been thinking about ever since the Duke told us of his dreams of empire.>>25406007I'd prefer to use the XP for something other then Servant right now. (poison)
>>25405975In addition to the higher stats in everything and possible immortality. Plus, letting everyone know that we're able to do that would probably get even higher admiration for us among all the shadow mages. Make us seem like more of a powerful figure.
>>25406048Might as well give a speech to all of those who took the dive.>>25405794>We should build here. It might be tough at first, but we can eke out a living in safety.
>>25405897felnoir seems like a great object up front, but lets keep in mind the ring city's pre-established prejudice. They're just gonna invade whatever settlement we make as soon as it gets roots down, just because they're angels and we did fuck them royally. We need to do what shadows do best, which is blend and subvert. Kelvere is the best subverty option, and the prospect of dynamo research is too good to pass up.
>>25405954Felnoir sound best to me too, its a decent enough location to setup our own encampment for the rebellion and is a lot more conducive of living
>>25406071Sog off with the poison pushing already. Not to mention that it costs 2 blippity. Anything substantial we eat will probably put us over 17 from where we are now.
>>25405941Yeah, this is why I suggest Kelvere, there is going to be a vaccum to be filled! If there is no sucessor to the Duke they might suffer from civil war or foreign invasions. They will probably be happy to have someone restore order that is not Yi Fang or Kan Abar. It is also more shielded than Arland and nearer the more interesting places.
>>25406086We gave them a pretty large wound to lick when we left. They'll be spending a few months recovering and trying to quash the rebellion they no doubt have going on right now.
>>25406071Servant would be very useful seeing as how it buffs up our allies and our allies are what save our ass when things go tits up.And having people that can actually fight alongside us instead of just getting in the way would be very very good.
>>25406101Duke seems like the kind of guy who would have a plan ready to go in the event of his death.Assuming he's even dead. Honestly, I think it's just a bad idea. Far too many opportunities for things to backfire, what with the angels sticking around for the Valerion repairs.
----------------------------------"Do you know much about the Great Forest?" you ask Auriel."Certainly," she says. "Maven Lake is the capital of Felnoir. Most of the country's population resides in the plains around the river and on the southern edge of the forest. The logging supplies the empire with nearly all its wood. However, it has a fierce independent streak; it relies on the empire for trade, but generally ignores imperial law in favor of local statues. Its people are proud and hardy." She gives you a look. "It tends to be a haven for those looking for a place to hide, actually, because the empire's influence fades substantially. The forest itself is very dangerous beyond the outskirts. The Felnians are hardened all the more for defending their lands from the creatures within. Vampires, orcs, werewolves, rogue mages evading the law...you name it, it's in there."----------------------------------
>>25406086If we make a settlement in The Great Forest, it will stay hidden.We can move to influence Kelvere from there if need be, and we will be withing easy travel distance of everywhere.
>>25406121>RebellionToo much of an assumption. Everything that happened could easily be spun as "evily shadows doing evily things," which is quite a bit more likely as we know the angels do enjoy their spot of afternoon propaganda.>>25406131>>25406074We were saving for Tao last I recall.
>>25405975>>25406007>>25406027>>25406074Woohoo! People agree with me!We need to cement our power-base within the mages, they might thankful and submissive towards us, but that is not going to last, and we need to cement the idea that staying with us is the best idea. We cant have half of them end up deserters.
>>25406131it buffs up a single ally. Just one. And we have a great number of potential people to servant. Abigail, Ila, Adavan. And since we haven't bought the additional powers to it Servant isn't even at full power yet.
>>25406101And if we fuck up, we'd be screwed. Too many issues if we are asked to do a lightning spell and we cannot do it because the only spells we have are shadow, spirit, and water.
>>25406160That sounds pretty perfect, actually. The locals would never cooperate with the angels to help find us, and they might even be inclined to help us given our goals.
>>25406183Buffs to servant apply retroactively. We Don't need to max it out first.
>>25406160So you've got werewolves in this setting. Noice. We need to find a monster manual sometime to see what else there may be.
>>25406160Forest it is
>>25406197Also, can we eat vampires?;
>>25406203If we do servant someone, I'd prefer Abigail first. She is going to need it as we cannot at this time take her away from Yi Fang.
>>25406228Isn't that a silly question?
>>25406160Sounds like the perfect place to build a hideout.
>>25406183It buffs allies directly in proportion to the amount of xp we spend. It's one. Then two. Then three. Then four.It sounds like your trying to portray it as a single use thing and that's it.
Alright, three choices clearly outweigh the others:----------------------------------Vote 1:>Build at your current locationVote 2:>Hide in FelnoirVote 3:>Attempt to takeover Kelvere----------------------------------Remember, your vote should solely consist of a link back to this post, and a number. Other votes WILL be discounted.Once you decide on a location, you are free to hammer out more specific details.
>>25406228we can eat anything.
>>25405794>We should build here. It might be tough at first, but we can eke out a living in safety.We want to live an independant lifstyle right? Why not live out on the edge and convince the pirates, orcs and golems to join us on the shiprakers, in the newly created city of Candlelight?
>>25406237I'd prefer that we save for Tao. And if we do servant someone, anyone, we ask for their permission first. Because I feel very much that's what Mr. Shadow would do.
>>25405794In light of this>>25406160I'm gonna change my vote from kelvere to felnoir. If it's already known as non-empire turf, we can set up there and then just have Shadow solo the takeover of Kelvere by posing as the Duke. Allies will be safe, we'll have freedom, and then go find Abby again
>>25406183The big bonus is that it would solidify our relations on the Shadow mages, we know very little about them really. They dont really trust angels and they are going to feel some resentment against them, if not outright fear.We are going to need to have vocal supporters among them.
>>25406160This place seems fine, but I'd still like to drop by Evinbrook, if nothing else to pick up the Lightning/Spirit key and gather up Dynamo research information.That, and figure out if he had a contingency plan in case of his untimely death.
Whatever we do, we need to go ourselves to pick up that key and maybe a dynamo.We also need to get our fannypack back from Fang. But I can't imagine him just letting us leave afterwards.
>>25406286Ila IS already a vocal supporter. On just her word the mages did not tell the angels about us. She held back from harming us despite compulsions on her very soul. She cried against us.
>>25406251Also, if everyone remembers when we ate the first dynamo we had all those people notice? One was a criminal man who noticed it while siting in a tree. My guess is we have another potential ally in Felnoir just waiting to be found.
>>25406263>I'm gonna change my vote from kelvere to felnoir. If it's already known as non-empire turf, we can set up there and then just have Shadow solo the takeover of Kelvere by posing as the Duke. Allies will be safe, we'll have freedom, and then go find Abby againThis is the plan I prefer, mostly because I feel like leaving Kelvere to its own devices in the wake of the Duke's death is a waste of a huge opportunity, but it's hard to get this plan across with the voting options given.
>>25405794We shouldn't put all our hopes into one option, we could Kelvere and Arland are the more promising. We don't even need to take command of Kelvere. We could negotiate an alliance with the duke's double or his replacement. With the war going on its unlikely they will be willing to turn down allies in our quantity and quality. Should negotiations prove fruitless we could try Arland.
>>25406313We can wait to hammer out a true free city. Still, we could use this place as a hideout for later.
Hold up now, was it the Duke that we had killed or... was it thomas? I dont think thomas had magic but then again the duke sucked prety hard before getting impailed so...
>>25406330>the captain shoots!>swish>And he scores!
>>25406251Cutting off votes:1 current: 22 woods: 153 kelvere: 5Seems pretty clear.
>>25406345Kelvere is allied with Ring City. They have a host of angels overseeing the Valerion repairs at Evinbrook right now.
>>25406324We should also keep in mind Fang is our only real option to fix Flint, unless the Spirit mages we have could do it
>>25406382Or unless we could attempt our antimagic on it once. Or go back to find the other end of the parasite in Arland, etc.
>>25406382Don't forget the thing under Jacob's Field. The sage mentioned going that route.
>>25406327Yes, but we need to inspire the unbelievers, by anointing Ila we might sway the people who are more lukewarm towards us, it is not very likely that we are going to live up to the expectations of the shadow mages. During that first encounter Sewer-bro was more likely to believe what he wants to believe, after hanging out with us for a while he might see us as sub servant to the angels and leading us towards doom.
>>25406413No, all the routes the sage suggested had the stipulation that Flint had to return home to seek the cure.
>>25406376damnit while I want to go to a new territory I can't believe you guys are throwing a great opportunity like this away. I just hope we will be ably to collect the other keys and free Hecate or the spirit elemental or whatever it is
>>25406366I like to keep track of everyone that was named in that event as they are no doubt very important people. One of my goals is to gather them all up in this alliance. Yes, that means even Fang.
>>25406413Xella said it was -similar- to a succubus, so perhaps someone with summoning experience would be great.>>25406382That's a good idea, we could ask the spirit mages we have if they know anything. I'm hesitant about asking Yi Fang for help though, he seems like the kind of lich to extort any usefulness out of us for that kind of service.
>>25406327Once you have been given a reward, you are less likely to work towards it. Dangling something like that in the face of the other guys will probably inspire a few minds.
>>25406424we are literally the sole reason they have freedom. like the one thing that did it. I don't think we need to worry TOO much about desertion or anything like that. We've shown we respect them as human beings, and that's really all they ever wanted I think
>>25406424That won't change simply by making someone a servant. They might see it as bribery or worst another way to bind them in slavery. The best way to do that is to help forge a nation free of control of the other powers.... which IS what we are doing.
>>25406456i think one of the plans is for the mages to set up a town in the forest, while we solo take of kelever later
>>25406463Though isn't it curious? When we mentioned it to Fang he said "Again..." Like he has done this before and I don't think he had a pleasant memory of it.
>>25406382Probably not.Most people can't even see the parasite.Only other demons, Yi Fang, and ourselves have been able to see it, and Yi is the only one to damage it.Though it does confirm that spirit magic is a path to killing it, but I doubt our spirit magic goes that far.I'm going to guess that the other solution to the parasite problem is finding whoever is on the other end of it's power conduit.It's probably flints brother, or someone treacherous in the court, but who knows.
>>25406456We're not throwing that opportunity away, we can still travel to Kelvere and go on our gathering quest, this was to decide where the mages and heretic angels are staying, not where we will be forced to stay.
>>25406379Looks like the woods won anyway, still we should try to make allies where we can get them. We didn't everyone so they could have to spent the rest of their lives hiding or do we wish to rule over them like a lord. We should try to make a society that focuses seeks the coexistence and cooperation of mages of different elements and also severs as a means of mutual protection. We could not command or rule it but we could serve as its core.
>>25406456speaking of the keys we need to go Archon to get our inventory back from Yi Fang as well as get the Staff of Winds, i just hope he hasn't destroyed those sword shards
>>25406497Remember this little nugget?>Flint licks his lips, then nods to himself. "...how can I be rid of the parasite on my soul?""There are many ways," Taremtis says. "None preserve all those for whom you care. Seek the lich with the young girl. Or, seek the aid of the Black Lady. Or, find and use the four keys. In any case, you must return home to end your curse."
We do need to ransack the Duke's castle for the key, and any other magical goodies we can find. We can do that and stir up his people against the Angel's by whispering about treachery we suffered there. Maybe Replicate a wound or two while in his form.
Plans for exp expenditure: I think we should use our exp. to make a shadow mana pool in our airship's engine room. Until the dynamo can be replaced, Shadow can sit in and use the mana pool as an infinite power source for the ship. Now even if the ship wouldn't be able to take the strain of combat, this would allow us to easily charge the teleporter so that the ship could be relocated. After the mana pool is in place, I think we should use Servant on Auriel. She's proven loyal enough, and if she's going to captain the ship she should have a little power to fight with. Also considering she uses SPIRIT magic, she might be a better fit for it then you may all think.
>>25406555mana pools are too expensive. we don't have 30 xp to spend and by the time we get it we'll want to spend it on other things.
>>25406546>>25406547KEYS KEYS KEYS KEYS KEYS KEYS
>>25406555>I think we should use Servant on Auriel.>my face.
>>25406546At that point the lich with the young girl was Adavan. Consider that when deciding who to ask for favours.
>>25406555>Plans for exp expenditure:I disagree with your plans
We should reveal the existence of the construct city to the Ila, at least. The idea of telling the constructs about the duke's treasure trove of dwarven artifacts seems like a good idea as well.I'd like someone to make a bros4lyfe oc picture of shadow and flint. please?
>>25406567The are expensive, but the ability to have an infinite mana source on a MOBILE BASE should be exploited as soon as possible.>>25406580>I have no good argument against it so here is a picture of a cat and No in impact fount.
>>25406546Doesn't Fang have our key in the bag?
>>25406555I agree that putting a mana pool in the engine room is a good idea, but not srervanting Auriel. At least not first. I can totally see that causing a schism in the shadow mages, with some of them being mad.
>>25406376I'm so late, never have I been happier that SM went narrative tonight
>>25406586>Or, find and use the four keys.>find and use the four keys.>use the four keys.>the four keys.>four keys.
<...we must establish independence,> you say. You look at the mages. <We cannot rely on any group, or individual, without becoming beholden to them - and I would not pressure my friend, Sir Flint, into granting us safe haven. We shall forge our own place, and in so doing, we shall declare our right to exist freely, as we would.>Hamil nods fiercely. "I couldn't agree more, Lord Shadow."<I am no lord.>"...what, then?" Ila asks quietly. "Where do we go?"<Felnoir,> you say. <It is distance from the power of the empire; between it and them lies Archon. If we ever revealed ourselves, we might find not few allies. Furthermore, it has resources, fresh water, and food.> You smile sheepishly. It might be the first time you've felt sheepish. <I admit that food was not my first concern when picking our destination. For me...it is never a concern.>You glance at Flint. <Perhaps, in time, Sir Flint, you may change your mind. But in any case, we will construct a safe haven. A home. A fallback point, in case we need to retreat.> You look at Auriel. <I feel this is the best strategy...especially while...> you indicate Flint.Auriel slowly nods. "...I must agree. We will join you, if you would have us." She raises her head. "In the meantime, myself and Tyrael can establish contact with quite a number of people. I have my own network, on the side of things."<How can we get there?> you ask the group."I've been consulting on the matter already," Hamil says. "Didn't think we'd be staying here long. Myself and the rest of the Spirit mages could whip up a mass teleportation...given a week or so. Should do the trick, once we have an exact destination. If you give us two weeks, we could take the ship, as well.You nod. <That's perfect. Now...> You look up at the map.Where in Felnoir do you go?>the north, above the forest>the dead center of the forest>deep in the forest, but near the lake>appeal directly to Felnoir's leadership in Maven Lake>some other location
>>25406608yes also the sword shards
We need to get our stuff back from Fang, asap too!
>>25406608true, but we've agreed to make heading there a priority. plus archon is closer to evinbrook
>>25406608Yeah, we do need to visit Fang anyway.
>>25406609Who cares if the shadow mages are mad? Either they want to serve us of their own choice or they decide they don't want to and leave.
>>25406617That, too, may work but at the moment we're four keys short and only know the location of one for sure.
>>25406586Remember the spirit thing under Jacob's Field? And Cryptosage's hint about the four keys?THE ELEMENTAL KEYS WE'RE LOOKING FOR.
>>25406622>the north, above the forest
>>25406622>>deep in the forest, but near the lake
North of the forest. We can maintain a relationship with the orcs at refuge from there.
>>25406622Near the lake would probably be best, location and resource wise. Although I'm sure you've cooked up something SM. If the Elf from the beginning is the queen we should talk to her eventually as well (I can't remember where she actually is)
>>25406622>deep in the forest, but near the lake>>25406646Safer then relying on Fang, anyways.
>>25406622>deep in the forest, but near the lake>>25406700that's not a bad spot at all
>>25406622>deep in the forest, but near the lake
>>25406622Who rules Felnoir? If we could find common ground with the local authority things could be easier.
>>25406622>the dead center of the forest
Northern forest, close to Tarun Gakth but in the forest still.So our tentative plans should be this:A quick hop to Kelvar. Imitate the Duke to get access to his treasures and help spread dissent against the Angels.Then to Arland to get the Fire key. We can see who has the opposite end of the Shel'kath there.Finally to Archon and getting the final key and visiting Abigail. Perhaps Servant her so she has an ace up her sleeve.
>>25406646We already have the sun&moon key, sir.
>>25406700That's more or less exactly where I was thinking.
>>25406622>the north, above the forestthis puts us near tarun gakth, so there is a possibility of city 001, but otherwise we are lacking access to fresh water and other allies>the dead center of the forestwhile the dificulty of finding us would ratchet up, there is to much likelyhood of running into something we dont want to meet. and former concers about water>deep in the forest, but near the lakefood an water plenty, quick travel to the settlment in the future for normals, ease of acces to another city of known location, and having the lake itself protect one side from the forest. seems to be the best position>appeal directly to Felnoir's leadership in Maven Lakeyeah, lets not do this. at all. really. dont
>>25406700This is good. Directly above the lake while staying a good distance from outside contact.
>>25406725Not anymore. Fang's got em.
>>25406725>IT WAS IN THE BAG>Wasn't it?>probably>THE BAG
Fire key's probably in Kan-Abar. We reinstall Obis, we also get a new place to find refuge, as well as another key.
>>25406725no we don't, we gave it to Yi Fang remember?
>>25406744>>25406743Silly me then.
>>25406743>>25406744and once more, the goal post moves, becoming further unattainablle
>>25406546>Seek the lich with the young girl.Well, we were definitely imagining Adavan when Taremtis said this, but it seems pretty obvious who this was actually referring to in retrospect.>>25406547We don't want to randomly undermine Kelvere's standing with the Ring City, even for as dickish as the angels are. There's a lot of people living there who benefit from the Angels' assistance in fending off demon summoners and the like, and trying to dissolve that alliance now, especially with the recent destabilization of the power structure there, seems irresponsible.>>25406622>deep in the forest, but near the lake>>25406700This guy has a pretty solid spot.
>>25406721arland has the wind key. we dont actually know the location of the fire key. we assume it is somewhere in kan-abar, but we havent even asked obis about it. duke has lightning, and we had light in our pouch.so we have to actually locate the fire key
>>25406721We should got to Kelvere FIRST before anything. Vellik did not have his key on him when he was killed, which means that might not have been there real Vellik. Or it was, but the key is still in Kelvere somewhere, We can take a look around before Kan-abar takes advantage of the situation. We could also raid their treasury to fund us as well as taking his dynamo research.
>>25406773we don't want the Angel's to move in and seize power either.
>>25406700>everyone loves my spot, yay
>>25406767It's kinda ridiculous really, but considering how much of a game changer the Nice Lady is it's probably warranted. If we focus on the keys, just the keys, to remove Flints parasite... I think we'll have done it in about... 15-18 threads from now.
If the duke truly was able to repair the Velarion after we nommed on its dynamo, his team might already have made the breakthroughs necessary to create one. It's time to pay Kelvere a visit.
>>25406700Seems like the best place. Close to either Tarun Gakth and Maven lake but not too close. By the way we should hold a service to everyone who die in the battle and we should talk to Ila about those that were left behind or where outside the city went the battle happen try to contact them and offer them a place where we are going.
>>25406813Ever thought of checking the shiprakers for the remains of airships in their inky depths?We might get lucky!
>>25406799I have to agree that I like the spot. Just have to make sure we don't build right on the lake out in the open.
>>25406777it may be on Isle Imil
>>25406846sure why not. We need to set up a temporary shelter for two weeks stay anyway.
>>25406622>If you give us two weeks, we could take the ship, as well.I would very much like this, if we can survive here until that long. We will need as much supplies as we can.I intend to seek out the dwarves, eventually, for a new dynamo for this vessel. I would prefer not to leave it behind..... and also to investigate shipwrecks in this area. The shipwrackers must have tons of bounty, here, if we can find it. Two weeks may be enough time to get lucky.
>>25406862... makes a horrid kind of sense.
>>25406846Yeah we should to that we need to get some supplies anyway.
>>25406857of course, start settlement and stake our place with the locals. then start to openly use lake more
>>25406833>we should talk to Ila about those that were left behind or where outside the city went the battle happen try to contact them and offer them a place where we are going.Yes we should.
>>25406863The local pirates might have some clues to old airshipwrecks and treasure, too.
All these great ideas, and SM's annoying need to always maintain his dental hygiene...ARGH! We'll never get to do everything we want!it's going to be 20 threads before we even kick down the door to elfland
one of the things i think we need to do, is take a moment to breath. and then go amongst the freed mages. and ask every single one of them what there name is. and ask if they can tell you the names of any mages they know didnt make it. you feel the need to honor them, and greav that you could not save them as well
While repairs to the ship are being made, Shadow could go out hunting for beasties to eat to get exp for a mana pool in the ship engine room!
>>25406880its also very close by, we could go there and search for it
>>25406874Deep Focus for Lost Artifacts time?
>>25406900or we could go to isle imil and try to find the flame key
We should reveal to everyone the existence of City 001, and set up a power core trading business.
>>25406895Hey! Dental hygiene is important!So is everyone ok with this location?It will be slightly back from the lake, several miles; you won't be unduly exposed.
>>25406895he must have some nice pearly whites
>>25406916...and then the flame key is in a hidden temple inside the volcano.
>>25406930Except we ourselves don't know where City 001 is. And if we announce our attention of telling everyone about it, we won't find out where it is either.
>>25406934I like it!
>>25406938plus we could eat cannibals for exp
>>25406910As I mentioned before, if we find some pirates...>4) Find a group of pirates. Engage in diplomacy with them after we lift their ship into the air and place it on a small plateau. If they refuse to help, leave them there for a few days until they agree. (skip this step if we have have gotten helpful information regarding locals from Smuggler contact)
>>25406934my choice come to life
>>25406934That's a pretty great spot I think.
>>25406934Yes. Good spot.
>>25406934Make it so
>>25406934humm. it looks like if we move a little to the left, then we would not actually be inside the borders of felnori. but it is kinda hard to see the lines in the forest. but if it is a small change i would like to be in the area that looks to technicaly be part of tarun gakth
>>25406934Yep. I'm A-OK with the spot.
>>25406934Yeah, we don't need to immediately settle the area we teleport into, we could look for a place a little closer to the lake if need it.
>>25406966Can still Deep Focus for anything magical worth looking at in the accessible vicinity.>>25406934It's noice.
>>25406934its fantastic, can we use deep focus right now
>>25407026Hold ye horses we got dialogue to get through mah mans.
>>25406934yep, if we get the chance over the next few weeks we need to try and contact Steward
>>25406934deep focus, if that won't completely fuck us
>>25407013>Can still Deep Focus for anything magical worth looking at in the accessible vicinity.Seconding/Thirding this.we have two weeks before we teleport! MAKE USE OF OUR TIME IN THE SHIPRAKERS!Thoughts to make use of this?
>>25407061Meditation, dialogue, and spaghetti.
>>25407013Still, couldn't hurt, right? Starvation and scurvy would do the tricks, just like the time when we ate all the food meant for the Army of Kan-Abar at Jacob's Field.
>>25407061we need to do a lot on meditation on hunger. that last battle pushed it on the edge, then pushed the edge a little farther just to see what would happen
>>25407099Good times. We gotta do that again some time.
>>25407061Agreed. If we find a Airship wreck, we might be able to get a Dynamo out of it.
I wonder if Sandal's dead?
>>25406555>>25406580I just think it would be neat. Auriel was an angel, which are just people that Hyperion made Servants. It would send quite the message.
>>25407123We can do it if we snatch and grab a pirate ship out of the water...
You plant a Shadowy appendage on the map. <Here. Close to the lake, but still hidden back within the forest. Far from any prying eyes; difficult to attack.>Hamil nods. "I'll let the other mages know.""In the meantime, we need a source of water," Auriel says. "Food.""We can use magic to fish," Tyrael suggests. "I picked up a few tricks from the Atlantians.""You ate things out of that swamp?" Auriel asks."Well, no," Tyrael says, "but it was for fun, at the time.""What's in the swamp there?""Oh, nothing," Auriel says. "Just putrid fish and vile lizards that make your skin crawl just to look at them.""...you're afraid of lizards?" Flint asks."That is not what I said."Flint chuckles slightly. "It's ok. You can just admit it."Auriel huffs and folds her arms. "...in any case. Why don't you do that, Tyrael. Lead the other angels. We'll work on the water problem.""Understood."<Hamil, you prepare the teleport. Can you coordinate other spirit mages for me?>"It will be done, Lord Shadow," Hamil says immediately.You sigh a bit on the inside.The group stands to attend to their duties.What do you do?>talk to Flint>talk to Auriel>talk to Ila>talk to Cain>talk to Hamil>talk to TyraelPICK THREE!>suggest solution to water problem
>>25407127Naw, plot demands he lives.
>>25407134Except it would cancel out her powers.
>>25407099I'd rather not act antagonistic to other people and parties unless they've already arrayed themselves against us. Which doesn't seem very likely in this case unless we seek the conflict out. "Tell me secrets or starve" doesn't seem very in character at all.
>>25407134700 years of powerful light magic. Gone to make a point. Replaced by shadow magic at level 1.GREAT IDEA
>>25407149>talk to Ila>talk to Hamil>talk to Tyrael
>>25407149>deep focusCan we locate underground water this way?Also,>talk to Ila>Joey (this nigga needs more screen time>Flint
>>25407149>>suggest solution to water problemIf none of the other mages know water spells, they could give us mana and we water strike.Or just do that thing the other anon said last thread and CONSUME the salt out of the water.
>>25407149Can we do a joint session with Hamil and Tyrael? Sounds like there's some bad blood that needs to be vented, and I don't want this kind of friction breaking up our little band of merry men before we even get started.
>>25407149Can we combine Ila and Cain?TyrealHamil
>>25407149>talk to CainWe need to thank him for covering for our ass back there.>talk to TyraelWe need to thank him supporting us in this revolution. His loyalty seemed slightly shaky if I remember correctly.>talk to HamilMainly just because we barely know the guy.
>>25407193Oh wait. Joey isn't here huh?
>>25407149CONSUME the salt out of the saltwatercan we use deep focus tp know what is nearby as well?
>>25407193>implying Joey didn't get left behind in the guest quarters on the outer edge of the ring city
>>25407149Let's talk to the three main peeps!>Flint>Auriel>IIa, Ila, lIa, (however it's spelt)
>>25407193Joey is, presumably, with Archmage Yi Fang and Abby-sabby.
>>25407149With a large enough source of heat and an appropriate container, we could just distill large amounts of seawater.We've got light users and sunlight. How hard could it be?
>>25407149Is there some way we could make a solar still with light magic?
>>25407149suggest CONSUME salt plan for now, deep focus/detect life to try and find hidden water or pools of life
>>25407149Get a pot of water and put it under a surface that slopes down to another container. Heat some iron or metal until glowing hot and then submerge it under the surface of the water.Let the steam condense and run down into the other container.You now have a way to desalinate water, go hog wild.
>>25407216you finally found a way to get rid of him huh?
>>25407217letter eyeletter elletter eyyyy
>>25407149>>talk to Ila>talk to AurielTalk them about those that were left behind or where outside the city went the battle happen try to contact them and offer them a place where we are going. A service for those who die could be nice too. Angels (those that fought for us), mages and crew members equally we need to insist on stopping them from segregating themselves.
>>25407216Joey's life in post revolution Ring City.
Don't forget, we should take a look at the jump drive. If we can find a way to charge it, we might not need the mass teleport spell.
>>25407216didn't he go with Fang?>can we send Wisp Bro to find him? yeah it'll take a while, but still
>>25407216Answer my deep focus for underground water reservoirs too :P>not sure if it works that way
>>25407216Oh lord when we find him again he'll either beA)Super edgy and butthurtB)Show up out of fucking nowhere and be a spy for the angels
We need to get the idea into everyone's heads that people are people, regardless of element. We need to instil the values of acceptance and cooperation in every person. It will be difficult, but if we succeed here, we can show our little band of merry men as a new legitimate alternative to the Empire's policies. Angels, shadow and spirit mages, and a power spaghettimancer, working together for THE GREATER GOOD
>>25407216Ehh, we'll need to get him somehow won't we?He's gonna feel pretty bad about getting left behind. If he isn't killed off or worse, knowing what YOU do to characters that are outside our range of awareness.
>>25407162She uses spirit magic, I have the feeling that she was something other than a light mage before being made Hyperion's servant. This would really just be restoring or making her closer to what she was, if her use of spirit magic is indication.
>>25407107Yeah, spend the nights meditating on the shards to fix them up, help catch fish and talk with the shadow mages.>>25407149>talk to Ila>talk to Hamil>talk to Tyrael
>>25407180The powerful magic is already gone wit the demon lord's anti-magic thingy.
>>25407239And this would be why I never liked English spelling.
>>25407149>talk to Hamili am not a lord. i have a feeling that this will become a thing with him. >talk to Ilajust because. ask her if there is anything she wants to tell us, now that her tongue is unbound>talk to Flintbecause flint. use him as a sounding board for water ideas or something. he is a bro
>>25407253Hahaha angsty Joev, so edgy we'll have to be careful to not take hp damage near him.
We should definately talk to Hamil, expressing that we are creating a freehold where he and his fellow spirit mages will be most welcome.
>>25407149Ila, Tyrael and Flint.
>>25407231I like this method. Shame we couldn't artifice a way to make it happen to support over 300 people for a period of two weeks.
>>25407149can we do some of that meditatin after were done talking and give mana regen another shot, especialy wih all these magicians around, and can we get a general idea of what the shadow mages are capable of or is it all generaly what Ila can do
>>25407307isn't the ship largely metal. We could use entire decks.
>>25407293<I am no lord, I rarer you think of me as a friend. Will you be my friend Hamil?>
>>25407277...no. No, it hasn't. Hyperion's blessing has. Not her light magic.Remember this?>Auriel drops her spell.>The ball of light splits in two. And then each piece splits. And again, and again. A shower of multiplying white sparks drifts down through the air.>The lights explode in a cacophony of light and sound. Streamers of every color soar through the air, flashing up against the walls of the cave.
>>25407107>we need to do a lot on meditation on hungerDid we actually CONSUME the duke?If not, we should.It does worn on non-living things, right?
>>25407298>Joey becomes an edygmancerIt's a full moonblood tonight.
http://www.pokemoncomics.net/1393-out-of-water-pokemon-comic/Let's not be these guys. We know how to cast hydro pump.
>>25407313i think we might have a better chance of a shadow mage explaining how to gather mana than ligth
>>25407317b..but I don't wanna murder the ship! She is bootiful!
>>25407149>talk to Ila>talk to Auriel>talk to Cain
>>25407261>knowing what YOU do to characters that are outside our range of awareness.Aha.Ahaha.AMUAHSUHAMUANDISALFHASHDOIACome on, I wouldn't fuck with Joey, right?RIGHT?!?!Why don't you ask Flint?It's a full moonblood tonight.--------------------------------Votes are all over the place.I've arbitrarily decided you'll speak with Hamil, Ila, and Flint, based on a general feeling I got from looking at responses.
>>25407327No, some of the angels tossed his body into the sea.
>>25407321That's creeptastic. Love it.
>>25407298> you are currently unable to regenerate right now due to joey's aura of edginess. Everyone else is perfectly shaved except for their hair line above the neck.
>>25407317admantiums is pretty tough to work with too
>>25407348>It's a full moonblood tonight.He read it!
>>25407348Alright I think we're going to need to find a way to get Joey back to us, FAST.
>>25407356He'd have women lining up to walk by him. Fucking convenient.
>>25407348----------------------------------You know what, fuck it. You'll talk to everyone. Just give me a damn minute.>my quest is turning into Mass Effect>that feel when I obsessively spoke to every crew member after every mission
>>25407348Read:>based on wanting to move this shit along
>>25407374YES! GIVE US WHAT WE REALLY WANT!
>>25407374Hopefully we won't waifu as hard as mass effect.
>>25407374I love you>I love you
>>25407394Oh dear god I hope so.
>>25407394God damn it man, be careful with the W word.
>>25407399>implying Flint isn't awkward Garrus
>>25407394The playerbase is already waifuing everyone not nailed down.Yes, even Abigail.
>>25407374>talk to one member>immediately reengage conversation to see if there's any different dialogue options>arbitrarily add hours to time spent playing
>>25407418Abigail is going to be the BEST WAIFU in about eight years.
>>25407394we are this setting equivalent to Legion, that makes it damn near impossible to try that shit
>>25407399NEED A DRAWFRIEND ON THIS
SM, we need to make the shadow mages and angels accept each other, without looking at element.Yes. We make them waifu each other!Through waifu, unity.
>>25407429Wouldn't Steward be this setting's equivalent to Legion?
>>25407394There was always the option to just not waifu in mass effect
>>25407425>that Groomingbrb calling Yi Fangbrb calling Venia fbi
>>25407372>Alright I think we're going to need to find a way to get Joey back to us, FAST.Any chance we can do a teleportation-based rescue? we DO need to get those keys back also
>>25407412"Oh, H-hi Auriel, just calibrating my sword- Whoops!"And another duke is accidentally brutally murdered.
>>25407374>obsessively speak to every CHARACTER IN THE GAME after every PLOT ADVANCEMENTStandard RPG operating procedure. Completionists have it hard, man.
>>25407438No he is edi
>>25407450HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAWW>>25407435The technical term is "shipping."
>>25407435I totally agree with this. Besides, isn't the best place for romance in the shadows of the night?
>>25407429SPEAKING OF WHICH.We need to ask Auriel what the hell Legion is.She seemed to know what it was when we mentioned it on the ship, and we have no clue about it.
>>25407471No that's rape
>>25407447>you extend a shadowy appenDage
>>25407447>>25407447Thank you Japan! For showing the me the way!
I think it is impertinent that we hurry over to Kan-Abar before the entirety of the chaosgodsimeanlegion is summoned up. cos yknow, nulis would totally try that sort of thing.
Check your hinges...
>>25407482>implying Legion isn't a collective consciousness of unsummoned demons or expelled demonstalking out my ass of course
>>25407469What? nobody forces you to do it. Except possibly the ending but I intentionally never finished it
>food problemsCould we Ink into the shape of a giant net, go for a swim, and haul up a boatload of fish?
>>25407501Oh don't worry, I oiled them up in preparation JUST for this. Added some salt too, for flavor.
I KNEW IT! MUAHAHAHA! Two or three threads with nary a hint of waifu discussion, all down the drain with one word!
>>25407485You are thinking of the shadows of a white tinted van owned by a registered sex offender.
>>25407509We could team up with one of the Angels and use their light for a lure.Team Anglerfish is on station.
>>25407520This is just to pass the time while SM prepares diolog for the entire crew
>>25407520>I KNEW IT! MUAHAHAHA! Two or three threads with nary a hint of waifu discussion, all down the drain with one word!TG are the black belt masters of the ancient chinese art, secluded away in holy monasteries, ready to emerge and show their Wai-Fu skills at the drop of a secret word...
>>25407509Tyrael said he has the magical fishing figured out.>"We can use magic to fish," Tyrael suggests. "I picked up a few tricks from the Atlantians."It's WATER we have the issue with.Hey, SM, "salinity" is an ailment, right? Please? It'd be kind of unfortunate if we couldn't use the thing literally called "purify" to purify water.
>>25407546Indeed. An actual waifire'd thread contains significantly more verbal abuse.
>>25407542We'd probably need Sandalphon for that, our angels would probably take badly to spending too long underwater.
>>25407563...I wonder if we could use purify to remove the ailment of 'thirst' or 'hunger' from someone.
>>25407528Are you honestly telling me that just because romance options were presented to you you had to take them?
>>25407594Where the fuck do you think you are?
>>25407578But should we let him know before we put the noose around his neck?
>Lead the enslaved shadow mages to freedom>Use magic to acquire food and water essentially subsisting on mana)We Moses now
>>25407583<EVERYONE, GATHER 'ROUND. I'M GOING TO PURIFY YOU OF YOUR MORTALITY.>Purify isn't Iron Heart Surge, y'know.
>>25407594Gwahahaahahahaha! You're doing everything on your own! I haven't said anything but laugh while linked to you! Who knows if I was even laughing AT you! KUKUKUKUKUKUKUKUUUKUKUKUKUU...
>>25407625So we CAN'T use it to perform low cost abortions?!
>>25407626Hmmm yes, dance my puppets I am master puppet master huhu kek.
>>25407625Could we use it to cure Alzheimers?
>>25407419THOSE FEELSYou catch Hamil as the others leave the room.<Hamil.>"Lord - "<Stop right there.> Still in your human from, you raise your hand. <No titles, Hamil. I am no lord. I do not wish to govern. Perhaps guide, advise...but your freedom is not mine. It is yours.>Hamil's face clenches hard. You get the feeling he is working to hold back his emotion. ...you're getting better at reading people."...as you say...Shadow." He gives you a slight, respectful bow. <Tell me about yourself. How did you come to the ring city?>"...my father...was a Spirit mage. He kept his powers hidden. Taught me some few things, when I was young. He often considered running to Archon...but his powers were spontaneous. He himself had no guide, and he did not wish to live under the lich." Hamil looks down. "I grew foolish. I didn't have his discipline. I used my powers to...well...I stopped some bullying, actually. In public." He looks back to you. "That was 12 years ago, when I was 13. They came quickly after that. My family was hung - my father, mother, and older brother. I was separated from my soul." He clenches a fist. "I will never forgive them, Shadow. Please don't ask me to."<I cannot ask that,> you say. <Only that you place your passions to the side. Ultimately, Auriel, Tyrael, and the others have fought and bled to free you. That demands your respect - if not your forgiveness.>Hamil gives you a nod. "I understand."<I am sorry for what happened to you,> you say.He shrugs. "It is what it is. My story is not the saddest...and it is merely one, among many. We all have our tales, Shadow. We share that pain." His expression firms. "But it makes us stronger. It brings us together."<I see. Together, then, we will build this new home.>>con't
>>25407635Just use compress or ink for that.
>>25407650"Do you really trust them, though? The angels?"<I do. I traveled long with Auriel. She was most stubborn in her defense of her beliefs...in her mistrust of me. She would not have done this, gone so far, unless she was absolutely certain. If I cannot trust her, now, I can't trust anyone.>"As you say. I should speak with the other mages."<Do so.>You part ways, and you walk off to find Ila and Cain...Is there anything in particular you'd like me to put in the dialogue with either of them?
>>25407650[Lie] <I am no lord. I do not wish to govern>
>>25407610>>25407626It just always surprises me the intensity that /tg/ waifus is all
SOMEBODY has to post it.www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FMNFvKEy4c
>>25407660This >>25407242 I know I am samefagging with this but I feel is important.
>>25407660Ask Ila if she would like to go to the shadow room to try something. We have a certain gift in mind.Not right now, of course. A week or two to go. After we get to the forest.
>>25407698>perhaps guide, adviseShadow will be the mechanic behind the mechanics. Direct rule is not our thing. Wide-ranging influence is.
>>25407698That might change...but it's currently in character, I think.You don't really have ambition, per se. You just want to be left in peace with those you care about. You have, however, realized that you require power to protect those interests.
>>25407660Just what their life was like, and how they feel about the angels that helped them find freedom.
>>25407660Lets talk to them in finger wagglinAsk Ila who is the strongest of them, and who is the stealthiest
>>25407728Holy shit we need to do this sometime. At the perfect moment. Bookmarked.
>>25407739And the waifuing continues to take it's toll.I dno't care if we probably CAN form a shadow penis
>>25407752>Lets talk to them in finger wagglinYes.>>25407739Also yes.
>>25407735Especially in mass effect when the clear best waifu isn't even an option
>>25407660For IIa I think we should mention taking her to the pool we found while in Tarun Gakth once our preparations are ready AKA getting that last bit of exp.
>>25407757Don't jump on this guy, antiwaifuers. He's just trying to rustle you.
>>25407752>Lets talk to them in finger wagglinYou don't know how. You can naturally understand their language, but you can't speak it.
<Ila. How did you fare after I left you? Do you think we can make this work? Can we really put aside our past hurts and prejudices and work with the angels towards a better future?>
>>25407730Seconded. It'd be an important teambuilding exercise.Next up, get a shadow mage and an angel drunk and repeat the pastacolipse from thread 18 part III...
>>25407774>imageAre you implying that us waifu-ers are ... masterbaiters?
>>25407786Maybe it's better that way. We can eavesdrop on shit they think is private
>>25407805If they know we know, they can communicate to us that way when subtlety is needed.
>>25407790...oh dear god in heaven. Yes.
>>25407786Still let them know we can understand it.
------------------------------------Do you mention that you can understand their finger talk, or not?----------------------------------
>>25407739Jokes as to making fuck aside, I agree. Asking her if she would mind first would be prudent. It is messing with her soul, afterall.
>>25407660We should ask them how they see us, as a shadow elemental.We know how most people would see us, but since they are from our element they probably don't perceive us as a monster.
>>25407842Yes lets be honest.
>>25407842Yes. Let them know they're free to talk to us in that method if they prefer it, as well. But let them know that we can't replicate it at the moment.
>>25407842Not yet. I want to have some fun...
No, we can use it to incite pastacapolypse. <Tyrael. Ila would like to copulate with you.>
>>25407842Might as well. It'll come out eventually and I don't want them to think that we were intentionally misleading them to get secrets out of them.
>>25407842We need to keep SOME tricks up our sleeve, so no.
>>25407842We really shouldn't leave it out. It's really scumbaggy.
>>25407660I'd like to get a little background on what Ila told the rest of the shadow mages about us. Whether she tells it or Cain does doesn't really bother me.>>25407842No.MAYBE ask them whether they can teach it to you, though. It brings up that we understand it's a language without letting on that we can understand it already for some reason.
>>25407842No. Also, why did you have to ask now?
>>25407842They'll figure it out eventually, so I say yes.
>>25407842Yeah, go ahead and tell them
>>25407842LATER! FOR GODSAKES, LATER!
>>25407891First time was accidental, next time it will be rude and intrusive. If we want to build trust between them we most by the first to take steps to do so.
>>25407939>>25407927>>25407907>Samefagging this hard
Wow.That was really divided. I need a reliable tally.Vote 1:>tell them you can understand itVote 2:>don't tell them
>>25407954We freed their souls and took them out of the Ring City. If they don't trust us now, then this will not sway them.
>>25407842No.Once this conversation is over, and basic provisions have been handled, I think we should fly to Kelvere in compression mode (if we can do that?) just to see what the power dynamic is and to retrieve the lightning key.We NEED to know whether the Duke or a double is in control, and more, whether the country is mobilizing for war.Also, think about what would happen if we start hijacking airships from enemy countries? It would be a huge power swing. Do we know of any other airships with a shadow core? We have a much better chance of stealing one of our own kind.
>>25408007In addition to info gathering and getting the key, we should steal everything not bolted down in their treasury AND take all the research they have on dynamos, if for nothing else to keep it out of the hands of Kan-Abar or the Empire.
>>25407968I'd still recommend that we ask them if they can teach us the finger wiggle language, though. They'll assume it's because we want to be able to understand what they're saying, and we don't have to bring up that we could understand them all along until later.>"Ok, so that's the whole fingerwiggle language. Now you can understand what we're all talking about!"><Oh, I could already do that subconsciously. I just thought the language was interesting, and didn't know how to make the wiggles right on account of not naturally having fingers.>And then we get to wiggle our shadow fingers at them while they're all slackjawed at the fact that they thought they were being sneaky this entire time.
>>25407968Cutting off votes.
>>25407968I feel like we haven't accomplished anything this thread except talk
>>25408107This, except replace 'feel' with 'know'.
>>25408107>implying talk is not important enough an accomplishment
>>25408107It happens. Character development. Plot's been breakneck-pace since Palthair, I think it's time for some talking.Writing.
>>25408107This threads main focus was to chill out since for the past 5 threads its been ACTION ACTION ACTION
>>254080935 for telling8 for silence
>>25408164You mean ACTION ACTION ACTION CREEPY SHIT ACTION ACTION Breather time!
>>25408007>>25408048I have to agree with the anon here.We were hasty in our presumptions of a plan earlier in the thread.As a rebellious force in the lands trying to shake things up for the better, we cannot afford to NOT act when it would make our enemies stronger.However, we need to information to act effectively.We need to do ~Something~ with Kelvere. Its an opportunity we can't just let sit idly by. Recon first. If they have a key we need for the parasite? Well, we're compelled to act anyway. We need to think about everything we're going to do while we're there.Assessing a short-term duke doubling that turns into a guided raid for critical resources is my current vote.
>>25408164even though that may be true, not one of our main goals has moved closer to being accomplished in fact our goals became more difficult, what with the loss of most of our party and our inventory
>>25408212We've been goalposted pretty hard, yeah. But the talks are ensuring coherency within our group and making our future plans more solid.
Sm do you have a pic of Cain?
>>25408212>party and our inventoryHow hard would it be to retrieve these things?I understand we need to visit lichface to retrieve two keys, anyway?
>>25408211I like that suggestion. But I still want to make sure we Deep Focus before we set off, because hundreds of destroyed ships has got to yield at least one useful magical artifact.
>>25408250We can talk the shadow mages and angels' ears off, but actions speak louder than words as the saying goes.
>>25408277There's Obis who is in Port Vanta (he'll die without us and he's the non-crazy heir of Kan-Abar) and Joey who is getting fucked by SM's backyard goalpost.
>>25408286Possibly even a working Dynamo... Hint Hint...
>>25408292True, but it doesn't make it any less necessary for our intentions with other people to be clear and understood, so us and our allies can all be on the same page.
>>25408317Yeah but as cold as it sounds, Joey is expendable while Obis is not. If it were Joey who was royalty who could bring stability to a country on the warpath then things might be different.However, we are at war now and our time must be prioritized. We can't afford to expend too much time or resource on one (terribly useless) squire.
>>25408277Well, we have Sir Flint and Auriel, who were the largest two figures. Obis is off on a side mission and will be nearly impossible to locate with his stealth belt on anyways.Adavan and Abigail would be nice to retrieve, but walking willingly in Yi Fang's lair is akin to waltzing into the tiger exhibit with steaks tied to our legs.
You find Ila in the bowels of the ship, eating quietly with several other shadow mages, including Cain."Shadow," Ila says.The other mages look up, Cain included.<Ila.> You turn to Cain. <I believe I still owe you thanks - and not just for earlier.>"What do you mean?"<It occurs to me that, when I freed you, the response was quick and immediate. And coordinated.>Cain smiles. "...I may have told the others of your presence...but Ila coordinated our defense."<You saved many lives, Ila.>"...not enough," she says. "...some were out on missions. Some don't know of you. They are hunted down as we speak. For them...it's too late."<You cannot take on the burden of every life,> you say. <That we saved any at all is an accomplishment in itself.>She looks up at you. "...you freed our very souls. You defeated Sandalphon. You held off Lucifer to protect me and mine. I know not how to repay you."<Just live as you would, freely. That is repayment enough.>She shakes her head and smiles. "...I will find a way to balance the scales."<I noticed you moving your fingers, earlier,> you say. <It was...patterned. Like speech.> You raise your hand and slowly move each finger of your humanoid form. <Is this a common method of speaking?>Ila shakes her head. "...we were not allowed to speak to each other, except on official business, or when we thought it was absolutely necessary. Over three hundred years...this was developed." She twitches her fingers. ~Hand talk.~ she gestures. "Hand talk," she says. "To speak without speaking."<Clever. You've planned right beneath their noses.>"We never felt we'd be able to free ourselves," she says. "Only to survive with a little less pain. From the bottom of my soul, I thank you. Thank you."You pat her shoulder. <I may have need of strong allies. I believe...that I may be able to share my powers, if this is of interest to you.>Ila draws back in surprise. "...I...of course. Anything. I would be honored.">con't
I just had an idea.You know how we have talked about the small group of candidates for our servant ability? Why not make it into something like an order of knights with their code being: Balance and justice.
>>25408317>and Joey who is getting fucked by SM's backyard goalpost.
>The sage said Joey must stick with us to get stronger and stay alive.RIP in pieces Joey.
>>25408317>Obis will die without usThat's a pretty big presumption, anon. Obis has been able to handle his own shit so far and don't forget he has that royal utility belt.
>>25408379>Ila draws back in surprise. "...I...of course. Anything. I would be honored."*sniff* brings a tear to my eyes
>>25408381If we REALLY WANT to Servant people, we should basically reverse the Black Hand of Erebus.We need Dark Paladins, not assassins.
>>25408381Because unless you know of a way to get assloads of experience, we are limited on how many we can make servants.
>>25408396No, the Seer told us that Obis will die without our help.
>>25408421The Dark Glove of Erebus Jr?
>>25408434I was thinking Shadow Mittens.
>>25408434I was thinking the Dread Foot personally.
>>25408396No, it was prophecied(?) that he would die without us
>>25408440Shadow Mittens is PERFECT!
>>25408317>There's Obis who is in Port Vanta (he'll die without us and he's the non-crazy heir of Kan-Abar)..... we have an ally who's an heir, and we chose NOT to go there?Okay. I can see that, seeing as we don't have him.Buuuut retrieving him and heading there MAY be something we want to do. Where is khan-abar, again, and whats it have to do with the duke?Anyway. We have two weeks to plan! Deep Focusing is certainly within that time frame. Recon, scouting, and retrieal should be too
>>25408442I'm partial to the Grim Willy, myself
>>25408432Of course this is a long term goal with would be slowly filled during our missions.
>>25408421Agreed. Let's start up a paladin training camp, focusing on teams of shadow mages combined with light mages.
>>25408434The Dark Order of Shadowy Darkness Hand Club of Doom.
>>25408440>The cozy snuggle in the dark.
>>25408440"GO MY MITTENS! KILL THEM ALL!"
>>25408379>Over three hundred years...this was developed." She twitches her fingers. ~Hand talk.~ she gestures. "Hand talk," she says. "To speak without speaking."The interesting part is that we get it, either shadow is a fucking language genius, or there is some deeper connection in this
There's a catch to servanting people, guys. Why do you think the Black Hand clamored for attention with Erebus? They were paying tribute to an inattentive god. We servant Ila, and let it be well known...the rest might fall over themselves to impress us. It may well become a vicious cycle. Id we had a reason to servant someone the reason had better be justified and not because of favouritism. People should not be "worthy" of becoming a servant, it should be because it is necessary. Also, 15exp!
>>25408491Shadow automatically interprets nearly all language. I forget if it was ever explained
>>25408491We have the translate power, it passively translates any and all forms of communication.
>>25408491It's not what you think, one of our purchased abilities is "understand all languages effortlessly". We bought it in the second quest thread.
Y'know, Auriel has light and spirit.Wind + Shadow = Crazy MobilityFire + Shadow = Crazy DamageLightning + Shadow = ...somethingLight + Shadow (not sure because direct opposites) = Total domination of all light and darkness of a greater degree than Lucifer.
>>25408514THIS. FUCKING THIS.No servanting people because they are your waifu.
>>25408514So in other words, Joey-da-Squire.Unless his soul has already been taken by Lucifer as ransom for getting the 4th Flint of Arland to work with the Angels.Just trying to give you ideas SM.
>>25408514I agree with that. We don't want them to think of us as a god, but more as a friend. We don't want Black Hand 2.0, as that would create atrocities again.
>>25408514>it should be because it is necessaryOk. -Ila has shown the greatest degree of competence in fighting alongside us.-More powerful allies means that we have a better safety net for when the dice cock shit up sideways.
>>25408531If it's a greater element though Shadow just overrides them and they just have shadow.
>>25408517It's the ability Translate, I think.
>>25408560>Lucifer takes Joey ransom, tries to get stuff from us.>We laugh in his face.
>>25408531For the last time, opposing elements cancel when trying to servant someone.That's why we can't give power to Auriel or Flint, they would either lose their magic as it was overwritten by shadow, or the shadow would fail to overwrite their element and be wasted.
>>25408514Erebus was also an inattentive dick. They will have less need to get attention if we're already very directly involved and let them know that slaughtering people is bad, yo.
>>25408514This guy might be onto something. What went wrong with the Angels? Hyperion started blessing the most powerful, the most clever, the best warriors, and look what they did with the power...We need to Servant people like Joey - men and women with an extremely strong sense of ethics and loyal, a developed sense of justice and wisdom.We basically need to create an order of Shadow Jedi.
>>254085703- she is are waifu ^_^
>>25408379You nod. <I will keep that in mind.> You look at them. <If you have a sort of society...is there structure? Do you have leaders?>All the mages look at Ila."...I am just the...I'm not a leader," she mumbles."When trouble strikes," Cain says to you, "we always look to Ila."The other mages murmur in quick agreement.<I see.> You look at her. <I will tell you what I told Hamil. I know that many of you can never, will never forgive the angels for what they have done. I do not expect you to. But they have set aside their prejudice to give you a chance - set aside their lives, their positions, and made themselves enemies of the empire. That demands respect. I trust Auriel...and until she proves otherwise, she will continue to have it.> You look at all of them in turn. <Tell the other mages this: I ask you to treat them fairly, and with dignity. The place we make is one in which we can live freely. To build such a place and then deny others that freedom of choice would be a terrible hypocrisy. And there is little I hate more than hypocrisy.>You look to Ila. <The mages will need a representative. A leader. Someone to whom I can speak, and who can represent our interests as a whole. The world is too small to be forever isolated, and to retreat into a shadowy corner and never speak again for fear of reprisal is as good being enslaved. I will not ask this of you...but I judge you worthy, for such a thing, should you chose it yourself.>You give them a nod in farewell, and turn to leave. <I would like to learn to speak your language. Another time, though.>"Shadow, I meant to ask," Ila says. You look back. "...what is your relationship with Sir Flint? Is he as he seems?">con't
>>25408596Not get stuff from us, to get the Noble Knight in his pocket. Once again, just scouting out ideas for SM to fuck Joey over with that backyard goalpost.
>>25408624"Oh, Sir Flint is much more than he appears. Though, perhaps not in the way you expect."
>>25408514Just make a point that we are not a god looking for servants or worshipers seeking favor. Its a gift and those who abuse by will have it taken away. The atrocities of the last war will not be permit to happen.
>>25408624Something about the Shadow Mages puts me on edge.We shouldn't broadcast the fact that Flint has been cursed. It's a bad strategic move and Flint wouldn't like everyone to know anyways.
>>25408624>"...what is your relationship with Sir Flint? Is he as he seems?"Anal associates?
>>25408624<I am his "winged man" when we go to the ignorance potion breweries, and in return he educates me in human mating rituals.>
>>25408602Absolute power corrupting absolutely seems to be a running theme in shadow quest.
>>25408664Yes, we should not be so willing to spill all our and our friends' secrets just because these mages share our element.
>>25408610>she is ARE waifupls if you are going to troll do so with correct grammar
>>25408624<Yes, he is my friend.>
>>25408624<He was the second person to accept me for who I am, instead of what I am, after I came to existence. In return, I help Sir Flint with his goal of playing with Auriel's Hyperion blessed tits.>
>>25408624<...He is my mentor in the ideals of true justice, as well as the best friend I've ever had. He gave me a chance to prove that I was more then my element. And I have decided to help him, as a true friend would do.>
>>25408685Oh god, I can already feel the pasta boiling.
<...there was a time when I was alone, and confused,> you say. <When I showed that I meant him no ill, and that I was a force for peace, he accepted me easily, and with open arms. Since then, we have been close allies, and the best of friends.You look at them. <A knight of Arland...lightborn. But never discount him. It is he who told me that the Shadow was once, by some, called Justice. And it was from him I was inspired to know I had a right to exist. The very things that saved you, come from him.>"The demonslayer is...the greatest of men," Cain says. "Truly, a worthy friend.""If he is so open-minded," Ila says, "perhaps...we will be accepted. Some day."<As such,> you say, <my business with him is of greatest priority. And if we one day seek to earn friendship from Arland, it is of great priority to all of us - aside the fact that I would help him from sheer friendship.<He is as he seems, Ila - exactly as he seems, and, I have found, something very rare indeed. A good man.>You leave, and move off to find Flint and Auriel.>anything you'd like me to throw in?
>>25408688Keep telling them we are not their Lord, fight alongside them, don't retreat into the void and let them commit atrocities to garner attention. Act as an ally and friend, not as a ruler. If that doesn't alleviate the problem of sycophantic psychopaths, we deal with them ourselves...
>>25408752We aren't as stupid when it comes to human stuff now guys, perhaps it's time to put the pastamancy aside...
>>25408685><I am his "winged man" when we go to the ignorance potion breweries, and in return he educates me in human mating rituals.>hahahahahaaa.Is this true? I haven't been around long enough to say so.If it IS Combine these two.>>25408659>"Oh, Sir Flint is much more than he appears. Though, perhaps not in the way you expect."Pause for effect, then open up.>>25408685><I am his "winged man" when we go to the ignorance potion breweries, and in return he educates me in human mating rituals.>"Also, unlocking the puzzle that is humor. A joke.Segue into:>>25408734><He was the second person to accept me for who I am, instead of what I am, after I came to existence.Fair?
>>25408782Fool, we do it for the lulz
>>25408766Lets ask about Legion. We might bump into him later.
>>25408766One day we will coat the ship in bajillions of turrets and teleport it right into Sandle's house.
>>25408766>inb4 we walk in on them when they're copulating
>>25408782>>25408793Shadow is not a /b/tard.>>but damn it made me lol
>>25408766No. Can we go to Flint and Auriel and talk about a quick scouting mission to Kelvere?Auriel might not be comfortable with us assumin g the Duke's form long-term, but we desperately need information about the world and Kelvere's place in it right now.Hopefully our little camp of rebels can work together for a couple of days while we scout.Also this is going to seem wildly optimistic, but let's try to shoot for one Key a thread starting now - once the Spirit Elemental is freed, Flint's parasite comes off.
>>25408514>Servant based on merit>Let them know that mindless killing and rape is not meritNot seein the issue
>>25408878>erebus did that>the only people left unservanted were the rapists and murderers
>>25408842There may be a more pressing reason for rushing to get the key. Yi Fang has our stuff from before we were captured, including a key. He also knows where Abigail grew up, and it is possible Abigail may mention the Nice Lady to him.He may very well put the puzzle pieces together and realize Hecate is buried there, and may try to be the one to free her first. And if Hecate were to reward him with power of being her Servant, then an already formidable foe becomes even more difficult to handle...
>>25408766We should tell him that the shadow mages seem to appreciate his help, and that they truly are thnkful to him. Also, we should thank him as well, for his influence on ourself since we came into the world. Particularly regarding Justice.
>>25408907No he didn't.All we know about his servants is that there were so few of them people only know that some had antimagic.And he hardly interacted with anyone until the very end of the war when he was all alone versus the higher elementals.
>>25408908>Yi Fang has our stuff from before we were captured, including a key. He also knows where Abigail grew up, and it is possible Abigail may mention the Nice Lady to him.Ah, shit.Recovering gear is probably paramount, then. What all did we lose? what can't we do without?
>>25408948Yes. Let's thank Flint again. He is our one true ultra-bro after all.
>>25408978the sword shards are the only other really important thing
>>25408974Fuck that comment was stupid. I'm tired and can't into reading comprehension tonight. Yeah, he certainly didn't servant the rapemurderers.
>>25408948>>25408982Let's also thank him for convincing Auriel.Now that it comes to mind, Flint has been the freaking most useful person to us in the universe so far. With Abigail being the one we want to protect the most.
>>25408908Well, the point stands - we need to get to Kelvere to get the key. Having even one would prevent Yi Fang from freeing Hecate, although I'm not altogether uncertain this would be a TERRIBLE thing. After all, a freed Hecate will almost certainly be on our side, and there's no way that Yi Fang could give Hecate orders, if she's at full power.
>if I refresh faster that means SM will post fasterR-right guys?
You find Auriel outside, supervising the construction of...something? It seems that several of the angels are levitating large pieces of glass sectioned off the bridge viewport and assembling them on the stone plateau. Several of them stare at your passing, but they don't say anything. Tyrael is actively commanding the angels to and fro, probably under her direction.<What's going on?>"Fresh water, that's what. Someone has to get this shitshow off the ground." She looks at you. "What is it?"<Flint was bothered, earlier. You place much on his shoulders.>She looks worried. "...we spoke, after the meeting. He wasn't happy about that."<What did he say?>"...he said...I never asked him if he wanted to go him. If he even cared to..." She swallows hard. "He has bad memories...bad feelings about home. I...perhaps I assumed too much. I had known he left suddenly...I assumed it was some political embarrassment."<Why don't you ask him about it, instead of guessing?>"It isn't my place. He'll tell me when he tells me."You sigh. Humans seem to have a prominent communication problem. Sometimes, you feel as though you understand why Erebus simply didn't bother.<...what -are- they making?>"It's ready. Watch.">con't
>>25408978Actually, we can wait on the gear that Yi Fang has. Look at it this way, it is safe in the hands of a powerful lich that even the angels are nervous about. And as long as he has it, we know where to look for it.On the other hand, the whereabouts the key Vellik had are unknown, and his possession of a key may be known to other powerful figures. Yi Fang may already know to go look in Kelvere for the key. We have more to gain by going to Kelevere to search for the key, while we can also raid that treasury and dynamo research.
>>25408907That's sort of the point I was trying to get at, but not to such an extreme. Anyway, the duke did mention how the members of the Dawnflight stabbed each other's backs to become worthy of the angelic blessing, resulting in many ambitious, morally ambiguous people receiving the blessing. We don't want that, either. Remember that people who receive the blessing are likely to be immortal, and become huge dicks.
>>25409017Pic related, it's Shadow and Flint.
>>25409005We don't know that for certain. Who's to say that Erebus did not lack humanity, and therefore was not always the best judge of character? Who's to say that those ha made Servant did not become rapists or murderers? Things are not always so clear cut.
>>25409090Let's also not forget the Legion called himself Erebus' "Arbiter of Judgement" and we all know how much of a dick Legion is.
>>25409057The angels lower entire glass contraption they've fused together down close to the water, most of them settling on a large rocky shelf. Another few angels lower a giant steel container.Several of them gather together and focus their mana. The sigil of a combined spell appears in front of them, a rotating disc that reminds you of the sun call. A beam of light shoots from the disc and into the glass. You watch as the glass appears to -bend- the light. You're not sure if it's the glass, or the magic...or both.Either way, the intense rays are focused onto the water. A hissing steam quickly rises. This passes around the same glass the light was focuses through, and water rapidly begins to condense and run down into the container.<...that's rather ingenious.>"Isn't it?" Auriel says. Maybe you shouldn't have complimented her - you can practically see her head swelling. "My own invention. Came in handy back in the war. You think Water mages are good for purification - until they pollute everything intentionally. It's warm, but it's pure." She looks up into the sky, eyeing some dark clouds on the horizon. "And we'll collect plenty of rain, too. I've got men setting up gutters along the ship. We can distill that to make sure it's clean, and then we're good to go."<I see. Good.> You turn to her. <I spoke with the leaders of the shadow mages, as well as Hamil. I can't ask them to forgive quickly...but I believe they will work with you, for now. I hope the respect will be mutual.>"I try to make sure things are calm on my end, as well," Auriel says. "Tyrael's a bit hotheaded, sometimes."<I noticed. Well, until later.>You drift up the cliff to locate Flint...
>>25409090I guess. Still though, I think that simply presenting ourselves as we have been would deter the rapemurder = reward mentality. They might be shadowmages, but that doesn't make them wild animals.I gotta say that it feels surreal to have to say that in this quest of all places.
>>25409057<Should I try to et some of the shadow mages to help out? You could certainly use the manpower, for one, and it would be beneficial for them to start working together. We should not segregate people simply because of their element any longer.>
>>25409124Actions are more easily judged that people.
>>25409144Indeed. Also has me wonder just how much of a recurring character that Legion fellow is gonna be...
>>25408908>Yi Fang has our stuff from before we were captured, including a key. He also knows where Abigail grew up, and it is possible Abigail may mention the Nice Lady to him.Good call, I say we supersonic to Kelvere as soon we talk to anyone AND solve the water problem. It would look like we are abandoning them if we just left in the middle of a dehydration problem.
>>25409126 SM! Ask about Legion!
>>25409210Oh hey the water problem's solved.
>>25409218Yeah I forgot. Writing that.
>>25409169Well, I get the impression that Erebus used Legion in the same way that Jabba used that Rancor underneath his throne - to clean up messes he didn't want to do himself and leave no evidence.We're probably going to have to come to terms with the fact that our previous Self was an asshole, too.
>>25409124Legion also seems to have more than a little bit of a grudge towards Erebus. I get the feeling that he wasn't serving Erebus out of choice, and that he didn't like the work he did.
>>25409256Final summon on summoning tree: Eldritch horror
>>25409237>>25409210>It would look like we are abandoning them if we just left in the middle of a dehydration problem.>Oh hey the water problem's solved.Well that simplifies things then, doesn't it?
>>25409274>Final summon on summoning tree: Eldritch horror>Not Demon LordStep it up Senpai
<Auriel,> you say, just before leaving. <...what do you know about Legion?>"What do -you- know about him?"<...he's a mad demon from the nether, responsible for attacking us in Palthair. And he was involved in Michael's curse.>"...Legion." She plants her hands on her hips and looks into the distance. "Erebus's Arbiter."<...his...arbiter?>"Erebus gave power to only one human," she says. "Why him, or who he really is, or was...or whatever...no one knows. But he called himself Erebus's arbiter, and was the leader of the Black Hand. He was destroyed in the battle before the mutual annihilation event. At least...I thought he was."<...you were there.>"...it was a long time ago," Auriel says quietly. "But Legion's power was at least double that even of Sandalphon."<Did Erebus sanction him, or his actions?>"Erebus treated him the way he treated everyone else," Auriel says. "Like trees. Just there. He only paid attention to the Elemental Lords...though...at the end, he finally did get Erebus's attention, I think. I wasn't there for the annihilation. Everyone that was, is dead." She shrugs. "What he is now...I don't know."<I see. Thank you.>>you leave to find Flint...
>>25409373demon lord come before the horror.Final final summon is Joey's powers.
>>25409373>implying Eldritch Horror isn't the penultimate summon>implying the Ultimate summon is not unlocked once we get all shards > implying the final summon isn't Erebus and we were just a pawn to bring him back into this world
>>25409403Joey, Arbiter of JUSTICE
>>25409403It looks like Erebus had a system: He looked after the Elemental Lords and he left all the human stuff to Legion.
>>25409446I know what is is, but Legion didnt attack Palthair, he was at the attack in Evinbrook?
I kinda wish SM would kill Joey off to provoke a cheap emotional response, if only to get such a useless character out of the story.
>>25409499No, he took over Xenia's corpse as we were sending her back to the nether.
>>25409499He was the result of us failing to completely desummon xella via willpower.
>>25409499Yep. Remember all the eyes we saw when we tried to stop the anti-magic field the demon lord conjured up?
>>25409518>>25409530ah, I forgot that
>>25409517C'mon he's the Human. The one guy to remain behind all. The morality pet, etc.
A summon leaves a mark on the soul, right? I wonder if it might eventually be possible to summon Legion bound to our will, and dispose of him once and for all by CONSUME.Consider it an act of Justice.
>>25409495Think Erebus wasn't maliciously or uncaringly neglectful but simply didn't understood people at all.
>>25409564But anon, aren't ALL our allies morality pets? we don't need Joey...
>>25409566>Summoning something that is stronger than Sandalophon>that something also hates usNO
>>25409583Erebus had no bro to teach him about copulation.
You find Flint on top of the airship. He's just lying there alone, basking in the sun, wearing light clothing.<Donovan.>"Shadow."<Breeze is rather nice.>"Yeah." He rolls over. "Come to talk?"<...I suppose,> you sigh. <A shadow's work is never done.>"Tell me about it. Ever since we met, it's been nonstop craziness. I'm tired of wars and demons and death. I just want..." He leans back and folds his arms behind his head. "...pipe, good book."<What about a pretty lady?>"Maybe one without so many mood swings."<What about how her tits swing?> you say in monotone.Flint barks a laugh. "Did you just make a joke?"<I think so.>"Well...shit." He sits up and rubs his nose. "...I'm glad she has so much faith in me...but it's like she's trying to make me into something that isn't me."<Maybe she's trying to get you to sit up and realize what's already there.>Flint groans. "She's already gotten to you.""...why don't you decide after we get rid of the parasite?""...yeah." He looks at you. "...I asked the Spirit mages about it. None of them know. Whatever this thing is...it's not casual magic, that's for sure. We need Yi Fang. He has Abigail...it feels like he's always holding all the cards."<I know.>"Once we get set up in Felnoir...we'll deal with him," Flint says.<We don't have much of a choice.> You look into the afternoon sky. <I won't let him have her. At least Adavan is there - hopefully, he's keeping an eye on her.>"There's one we owe some to, huh?"<Yeah.> You look at Flint. <The sage said you'd have to return home to end your curse. One way or another...it's going to happen. Make it on your terms.>"...it will be."<And you should really talk to Auriel about that. She worries for you, you know.>"You sound like my mother."<Your mother is obviously very wise,> you say flatly.-------------------------------->con't
>>25409583Yeah, sounds like he had 0 Humanity and Infinite Temerity.Maybe thats the reason everyone seems to think that us being Erebus is a hilarious idea?
>>25409601Well he had followers that were keen on rape, maybe he did but the memories were lost like all the others?
>>25409592But we DO need Joey. We are at least responsible for him becoming Flints squire and in character we wouldn't ignore involving someone in our elemental life and then drop them like a bad onion, right?
>>25409621<Flint? Where is Joey?>
----------------------------------------------TALKING ACCOMPLISHED>you gain 43 Humanity for your great dialogue and relationship developments (261)Last post coming up. What do you do?>go fishing>Deep Focus for artifacts>patrol Tarun Gakth, try to find some robot allies>some other thingy
>>25409663>Deep Focus for artifacts>patrol Tarun Gakth, try to find some robot allies
>>25409663Deep focus. Hopefully we find another shadow room.
>>25409663I don't know, mention all those GREAT PLANS for going to Kelvere to scout, loot treasury and dynamo research, and LOOK FOR THE KEY.Some of the stuff that we spent the whole thread talking about.
>>25409663>>go fishingyou cannot expect us to turn this down
>>25409663>Deep Focus for artifacts
>>25409663>>Deep Focus for artifactsAlso ask about Joey.
>>25409663>Deep Focus for artifactsAnd then supersonic to Kelvere.
>>25409663>>go fishing>>Deep Focus for artifacts>>patrol Tarun Gakth, try to find some robot allies>>some other thingycan we talk to Tyrael at some point?
>>25409663>Deep Focus for artifacts>patrol Tarun Gakth, try to find some robot alliesI feel like those two could be combined. If we run around and stop every now and then for Deep Focus we can't really decide only to notice one of the them, can we?
>>25409621Let's also ask him where Joey is, right? I can't imagine he has forgotten his Squire.
>>25409683>>25409690This, I thought we just said that grabing the key before Fang is very important?
Cmon SM let us get some phat l00t/exp before you have to clean your pearly whites!
>>25409663>Tarun GakthRemind me what this place is, again? Dwarves, or somewhere else?>>25409663>>Deep Focus for artifacts>>patrol Tarun Gakth, try to find some robot alliesDeep Focus was pretty much wanted by everyone.Buuuuut there's no reason we can't use it to find other things, right?If we're doing magic probing, shouldn't we have a chance to react to what it turns up?
<By the way, Flint.>"Eh?"<Where in Venia is Joey?>Flint sits up. "Oh, goodness." He scratches his head. "Well...he's a guest of the Ring City as my squire. They'll probably shuttle him back to Arland, given that I'll have gone missing." Flint's eyes widen. "Oh, dear."<What?>"Auriel invited me into the inner city...that's how I got access," Flint explains. "I went right to the airship...but it's more like I've disappeared, now. They'll think I'm dead."<Well...could be worse.>Flint sighs, then sits back. "...dammit."<What are you going to do?>"...parasite first," he says. "Then, we'll see."
Looking forward to using deep focus and finding out that the plateau we landed on is actually a giant turtle that also hates Erebus' guts and it's gonna go berserker when it feels our power.
>>25409715>>Tarun Gakthwhere Refuge is, and where Steward's machine city is hid there
>>25409663Ask about Joey, Then >>25408948's suggestion, then Deep Focus.
>>25409715>Remind me what this place is, again? Dwarves, or somewhere else?See the map at >>25405420 its the place with the Dune worms and the Orc villange we met Orbis.
>>25409722We can just strike it's weak point for massive damage
>>25409663>>patrol Tarun Gakth, try to find some robot alliesIs this something we can task some of our newfound allies into doing?we have a week or two stuck in this place. Having everyone make the most of our time here is going to be IMPORTANT.Which of our allies are good at what?
>>25409735Presumably where the city is hidden. They city could be ANYWHERE, even on the ocean floor. Even on the moon
>>25409722That's some Kubo shit right there.
>>25409719Put in this, please, SM. >>25408948
>>25409663Deep Focus, could find something useful out here.
>>25409663>Patrol with Deep Focus for robots and artifacts>Then head off to Kelvere asap so we can stealthily loot it
>>25409719>They'll think I'm dead.Interestingly, whoever is on the other end of Flint's parasite will know for SURE that Flint is NOT dead.This could be an interesting way of ferreting out who is responsible for it.
>>25409719can we sent Wisp Bro on an epic quest to impress Joey with stuff?
>>25409719<looks like your title will be getting longer... Immortal Demonslayer....>
>>25409663DEEP FOCUSFIND OUR ROBOT ALLIES!
>>25409663Deep focus to get an idea of what is going on around us, then patrol Tarun Gakth, look for robots!
>>25409782I kind of think that for whatever reason, the the receiving end might not be aware of it
>>25409766Consider it "in".--------------------------Roll 1d100 to Deep Focus and scout out your general area
>>25409798oh god yes.
>>25409766Yeah, lets boost his morale a bit.
Rolled 36>>25409819For awesome
Rolled 96>>25409805We have no robot allies>>25409819Rolling.
>>25409798Heh. <I present to you, Donovan Flint, 4th Son of Arland, Paragon of the Knights of the Aeolus Order, Immorta Demonslayer of Evinbrook and Hero of the People. He enjoys pasta on most days.>
>>25409805...Cap', you forgot your nickname again...
>>25409871>>25409868>>25409861>>25409848>>25409847>These fucking rolls!>>25409834>>25409837>>25409840These fucking rolls....
Good lord. The dice are with us
>>25409871>>25409868>>25409861>>25409848>>25409847Goddamn, all after the first three. Who forgot their virgin sacrifice today?
>>25409888Wait, were we supposed to KILL the virgins?
>>25409875So it seems, keep forgetting to switch back to it.
>>25409888YOU. For keeping Joey alive.
>>25409871>>25409875So he did. I say we demote him to Lt. Brutus.
>>25409888Just use em, you know you wanna
>>25409899Damn it, Anon. I've told you a million times. NO FUCKING THE SACRIFICES!
>>25409888Joey's a virgin, amirite?
>>25409888Hey, you totally wanted 2d100, right? One for the Focus and one to scout? Right?
>>25409888Don't suppose we were doing it for a long time and required more than 3 rolls?
>>25409888Do you honestly want to be responsible for the headlines that would create?
Rolled 91>>25409819We can still try for a 100!
It might be hard for us to find Steward's people, but we didn't try to be stealthy. There is most likely someone nearby who watches us.
>>25409919Wait, don't we use sacrificial goats?
Rolled 6>>25409819one moar
Well, we can go supersonic to transport one person, right and we have a whole bunch of infiltrators and spies loyal to us, so why can't we send a spy to take care of Joey. "Take care' as in really take care not kill the kid.The spy could also collect information on the happenings in Arland.
>>25409962The best thing we can do for Joey is to keep away from him right now. Sending a Shadow mage to hover around him will only endanger his life.He's been around us long enough to know that drawing attention to himself would be a bad plan. As of right now, he's just another mundane .
>>25409888>Who forgot their virgin sacrifice today?wait, do we want to roll high or low?
If we could replicate our shadow spells with dwarven devices, we would get a smg, shotgun and sniper rifle. just sayin...
>>25410000Bitch please, Joey is the singular squire of the only man of the Aeolus Order, a man who slayed a demon lord, a man who died in the defense of The Ring City, a man who was and likely still is loved by his people.If he isn't swimming in angel pussy by now then I don't know who IS.
Sm can you pls kill off Joey already.
You get a few shadow mages together, along with Cain, for the purpose of scouting out your immediate area. You use Deep Focus.Something grabs your attention...a little flicker of magic. You fly across a few plateaus toward a large reef.More than one ship is crushed up and rotted away within the Shiprakers...most are at the bottom of the sea, now, but this particular ship was lodged between two rocks. You dive down and search it.The ship holds war supplies - specifically, armor. You find iron helmets, shields, and weapons...and they're all completely rusted.But you do come across five pristine sets of adamantium half-plate. You ferry them back to camp, and deposit them in the Noiralev's armory, which holds a large number of steel shields and spears.----------------------------------You then decide to scout into the canyons back on the mainland, searching for Steward, or any other constructs you might call allies.--------------------------------And you'll do THATIn the next thread! Which will be in a few days, at some point. I'll update the twitter when I know.I'm going right to bed, so if you have a question, ask it quick.
>>25410058Relaaax dude. What did we learn about questioning SM's plans?
>>25410092Michael probably did swim in angel pussy. I mean that literally, he probably cut off the pussies of a bunch of angels and filled a pooled with them and swam around in it.
>>25410100Why did you tell the person that was making magcocks comic to take their time? You know what happens when /tg/ takes its time, don't you?
>>25410100The good rolls apply to the scouting, right? Thanks for the suspense, SM. Really.
>>25410100>a few daysDo you know how to link a suspended animation system to end with your twitter update?
>>25410100>I'm going right to bedBUT WHAT ABOUT YOUR DENTAL HYGIENE?!
Friday night, maybe, SM?
>>25410168one of these days you need to post a pic of your pearly whites with a timestamp, SM. just to satisfy the player base's morbid curiosity
>>25410100Was this a nice change of pace for you SM? Considering we have been on the verge of dying for quite a while it seems.
>>25410100What would happen if we sacrificed the virgins before they were no longer virgins? Would our dice pools be better? Also are you thinking of any totally non-canon side quest that involve Joey, such as JOEY and the MILF ANGEL, or JOEY and the OVER PROTECTIVE ELF, or even JOEY and the case of DWARVEN ALE. you know as a joke because JOEY would never be that lucky. they could even be stories he tell us after we somehow find and rescue him.
>>25410100>In the next thread! Which will be in a few days, at some point.TIME TO START DRINKING HEAVILY!
>>25410180He will just link the Tooth brushing from that show that has that image that he forgot to post this time.
>>25410202YES. JOEY ADVENTURES. SEEING WHAT KIND OF SHENANIGANS WE CAN INFLUENCE ON HIM.
>>25410202Pic related, it's Joey.
>>25410230>>25410256oh god what Have I done, oh well maybe JOEY can find CUTE GOLEMS doing CUTE GOLEM THINGS!
>>25410230>yfw the next thead is Shadow Quest: Joey edition
>>25410202We return to the ringed city seeing Joey build up an angel harem, and rule the remains of the ringed city from the shadowsWe always knew he was destined for great things
>>25410299SM, let our characters do awesome things while we are behind the scenes, for once
>>25410386That'd be a nice. It would.>Joey gets killed for excessive angel pussy hoarding
>>25410408JOEY wouldn't die from such a little thing, besides he needs to have more adventures, leaving lovers and friends at each conclusion, only to show up at the finale, proving JOEY's stories hold water, before they are insta gibbed by <insert villain here>.please forgive the run on sentence and comma abuse
>>25410145Yes.>>25410142It'll either be great or never happen.>>25410199Sure. I love character development and dialogue.------------------------------>all these expectations for JoeyMeh.Night.
>>25410505>>25410495I'm willing to bet he based Joey's character off of a friend he doesn't like or something. That's the feeling I get.
>>25410495Oh come on SM its for joke stories that Joey would tell everyone about how he got this scar here or that trinket there. Everyone would call him out on his bullshit at the end with a maybe cameo of a character walking out of the bar. It'd be totally non-canon and great for the people afraid they are going to be doing some REJOICING any minute due to dice gods.
>>25410495 Awww cmon SM. Just for fun!
>>25410579I feel ignorant for asking because I am, but where does REJOICING come from?
>>25410598>I feel ignorant for asking because I am, but where does REJOICING come from?Fate/Stay night, its a word that the cynical priest uses to antagonize the protagonist.
>>25410598In the Fate series of anime/VN/Manga there is a priest that finds happiness in suffering, so he come to the conclusion that the only place anybody else can. So he often says REJOICE when bad shit happens. Like when we thought Aruiel was gonna get raped by Micheal.
Kill Joey off-screen, please.The character is a joke that has run its course, a dead horse that /tg/ can't stop beating.
>>25411214If he kills him they will just find a new horse to beat, like wifau's.
Rolled 3>>25411214>The character is a joke that has run its course, a dead horse that /tg/ can't stop beating.How is Joey a joke?