You are a creature of darkness and shadows. Stripped of your memory, you seek to learn your true nature and find your place in the world.Suptg Archive: (scroll to bottom)http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=Shadow+Quest+Archive compiled using with only story posts for easier read-through (update status unknown):http://pastebin.com/6RzLX9YpTwitter (quest times, cancellations, updates):https://twitter.com/ShadowMaster_tgTheme music:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLTQ5PlEWko------------------Recent Events Summary:While pretending to be the summoned creature of the Archmage Yi Fang, you were captured by the Ring City. The angel Michael, one of the greatest healers in the world, is responsible for your 'examination'. But a curse he received from a Demon Lord twisted his mind into that of a psychotic madman - and you were at his mercy.Auriel was working with him to restore her powers. You communciated 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. You've convinced your fellows that the best place to set up something more permanent for your renegades and refugees is in the Great Forest. The spirit mages, led by Hamil, are currently putting together a mass teleport spell to bring you there.You've started scouting the surroundings, hoping to find some trace of Steward or his proclaimed home, City 001.
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.Shadow Eater - Eat an enemy's shadow for a small heal. Their shadow will regenerate over the course of a day. However, things might turn sour if they notice their shadow is missing...Doom Aura - Puts out all lights in an area at once. Large penalty to dodge if used during battle.Compress - By sacrificing strength and defense, you can compress yourself and your aura to the size of a small mouse, greatly increasing dodge and physical and magical stealth. Warning: requires a turn to activate and deactivate.-----------Spells (and other abilities that DO use mana)-----------Shadow Strike - Strike the foe with needles of darkness. (base power 2. Costs 2 mana)Shadow Assault - Launch a flurry of shadowy projectiles at the enemy. (base power 4. Costs 4 mana. Can hit multiple enemies)Shadow Beam - A concentrated beam of shadow power. Attacks faster than shadow strike/assault, and is more accurate. (Costs 6 mana; 6 base damage)Nightflare - Disrupt target spell or enchantment. (costs 2 mana)Nightblaze - Cancel enchantments and spells in an area around you. Success and range based on mana spent. (Spend 4 to 10 mana. Radius: 30 feet. Additional 20 feet per mana. Alternate: Spend 10 mana to attempt to cancel any one single spell in sight-range with a greatly enhanced success rate)Shadowmeld - Magic-based stealth. Pay any amount of mana. Physical and magical stealth increases based on how much mana was spent until stealth is broken. Can be used to re-stealth mid-battle.
HAHA TIME FOR SHADOW QUEST
>>25442200IT'S SHADOW TIME!
Shade - Create an illusory projection of yourself to confuse enemies. (dodge buff. Costs 1 mana)Spirit Whip - Lash the enemy with a whip of spirit magic. (base power 2. Costs 2 mana)Bind - Trap an enemy in ropes of spirit magic. May spend 0 to 10 mana (determines strength).Water Strike - A pressurized blast of water imbued with magical force. (2 base power. Costs 2 mana)Heal - Spend either 2, 4, or 6 mana to heal a target 4, 7, or 10 HP, respectively.Purify - Spend 3 Mana: 100% chance to heal 1 ailment on target. Spend 6 mana: 85% chance to heal all target's ailments. Spend 9 mana: heal all of a target's ailments and the ailments of all those you are physically touching.-----------Summons-----------Wisp - A shadowy wisp from the Nether. (2 base shadow attack). Costs 1 mana to summon, 1 mana per action. Never breaks your control; if you run out of mana, it will merely vanish. [Level 0, Shadow]
Current Statistics:>you've healed from regeneration since the camp's been set up to 2/3 HPHP: 37/56Mana: 0/20EXP: 11Humanity: 261Temerity: 203Shards of True Darkness: 2 (Isolation, Hunger)Party Members:NoneSummoned:Wisp (1 mana per order, does not break control, stealths with you)Equipment:NoneInventory:NoneCurrent Location: Tarun Gakth
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.>using rolls from last thread:>96>86>97>con't
You inform Auriel and Ila of your intentions, and then take flight over Tarun Gakth. You use Deep Focus several times, sending out your awareness over the twisting, barren canyons.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7t_59E37ndgIt isn't long before you find some constructs - in the midst of heavy combat. A giant stonesteel golem lies sprawled across a wide canyon. You recognize its smaller repair constructs from when you first encountered one.The other constructs are distinct. They are smooth, and metallic. Their artifical design feels much less like pure earth magic, and more a scattered combination of various elements, rather like Steward. The fight between the two sides goes on, construct against construct. Neither side seems to have an advantage...though you suppose the giant golem must have been downed somehow. It doesn't appear to be damaged on the outside.In any case, you're not sure if they're the droids you're looking for.What do you do?>intervene on the side of the Steward-like droids>land on top of the canyon, then watch and wait>retreat back to your camp>some other strategy
>>25442287>intervene on the side of the Steward-like droidsMight as well try to make contact.
Ok, guys, we still owe City 001 a Power Core, and there is still one golem left in the Shadow Temple near the Orc tribe. We should head there first.Also, let's see if Flint can fit into a set of Adamantium armor.
>>25442287>Watch and waitIts only fair
>>25442287>intervene on the side of the Steward-like droids
>>25442287Impress the Steward-lookalikes with recognition, and us emerging from the large golem and handing them the earth core.Proceed to do exactly that.
>>25442287The large Golem is downed? Sweet.We could stealth into the construct and grab its power core before it has time to fix whatever bad happened to it.
>>25442287We Owe Steward two small favors from back at the Ringed City...Intervene on the side of the Steward-like droids.Maybe attempt communication to confirm that they are in fact the forces of City 001...
Alrighty.Vote 1:>prioritize stealthing into the golem and taking its power coreVote 2:>prioritize helping in the battle
>>25442343...don't we also owe him a power core? I thought the one he had got trashed from our Nightblaze....sigh... ...420 blaze it...
>>25442347I imagine the entire point of the battle is to get that power core, so securing that would be in our best interest.
>>25442372If you want to vote, the only things accepted are a link to SMs post and the number. No spaces, no punctuation, no extraneous text.
Close, but the power core peeps won out.Do you use any special abilities to help stealth, or just sneak in with passive stealth?
>>25442394does Fog activate automatically?can it cover other shadow mages/can they use it?
>>25442394We can easily sneak past the golems, they don't expect us and we have improved our skills since the last time.
>>25442394Just do passive.
>>25442393Thanks.As a reminder, a vote should be only a link back to the post and a number. Easy to tally, anti-samefagging, etc. Anything else will be discounted.>>25442406Fog is passive. Fog only works for you. If you want others to share your stealth bonuses, you need the "Conceal" ability.
>>25442394passive should be enough.
>>25442394Maybe shadowmeld with 3 mana.>>25442415It's still up to having a good roll. Whatever can lower that DC, etc.
Ok, roll 1d100 to sneak.
>>25442394I know I'm a little late tonight, but since talk of faction was brought up I put together something as a symbol
Rolled 100>>25442425A pretty fast pace there SM. I like it.
Rolled 63>>25442425not this time mr golem
>>25442437wow, you just saved us from utter failure
>>25442437super crit on stealth, great start to the night
Rolled 1>>25442425>>25442437damn nigga that was helpful
>>25442437RIGHT OUT OF THE STARTING GATE
>>25442437Sneaky as fuck
>>25442448that doesn't fool anyone mr 1d1
>>25442448nice 1d1 there....
>>25442425I wonder how many rolls you want
>>25442428not bad, we still need a name at some point
>>25442462I think we have enough
>>25442423>>25442437passive is more than enough
>>25442462It's always first 3 rolls 2/3rds needed to pass DC to not fail. First three are supercrit win/fail, top ten are crit win/fails count.
>>25442428It looks like a poker chip.And having Shadow / Light in the center like a star kind of goes against the whole unity thing.It almost looks like Light is getting shoved into the void by Shadow while all the others stand around and keep Light from running away.
Rolled 19>>25442428I like the symbol>>25442470I think "The Brotherhood as suggested earlier has a nice ring to it.
>>25442494How about an eight-pointed star?
>>25442494well, we are primarily Light and Shadow at the moment
You tilt your wings, and dive.The ground rushes up at you. The sound of steel clanking on steal and magic warping the earth grows high-pitched as your speed increases.You pull up at the last moment, swooping up and into the belly of the golem. The only thing to mark your passing is a brief flicker of shadow, and a sound like the beat of a butterfly's wings.Your speed conveys you up to the head of the golem. You spread your wings and slight soundlessly.The power core sits in the nest of steel cables. The structure of this golem closely mirrors the one you found earlier. Several screens and consoles reminiscent of the engine room of the Noiralev ring the power core's housing.You snatch up the earthen globe, and the room goes dark. It isn't long before you hear the clamping sound of the repair constructs clambering up inside their bigger cousin. It will be harder to hide from them while you're carrying the power core...What do you do?>sneak back out>take them down as they come; you're in a tight space>slip back out into the open, and fight them there>some other strategy
>>25442502Probably half our mages are women though. No matter how bro they may be, "the brotherhood" still sounds odd.>>25442510How about a rainbow? I jest
>>25442470The four and the four.
Rolled 1>>25442516bust out like the primal GOAT nigga we are
>>25442428That looks pretty alright. Other suggestions that build on this are welcome. Anything to unify your faction is probably a good idea...>>25442463psssh
>>25442516>>slip back out into the open, and fight them there
>>25442516Ambush them by laying down the core as distant from the entrance into the head as we can manage and while they're focused on retrieving it we can stealth attack them all.
>>25442516Sneak out back. We need to find out which side is which.
>>25442516>slip back out into the open, and fight them there
>>25442533The previous crew seemed open to discussion, even though we weren't able to understand a thing. Perhaps the City-001 aligned bots could help, if only we could get them to pause fighting?
>take them down as they come; you're in a tight space
>>25442516>sneak back out
>>25442516>>sneak back outlike a ghost
>>25442516sneak back out.
You've decided upon more sneaking.Considering you have no mana and using compress is rather silly during a battle,Roll 1d100
Rolled 83>>25442593Let's see.
>>25442428i kinda like it, light and shadow share the middle with the others encircling it with their opposites on either side. The star against the black reminds me of what the Duke said about the stars in the sky against a black background.>>25442502I thought something like Unity's Dawn or Unity's First Light sounded nice (or even take "Star(s) of Unity" from the file name), Brotherhood sounds kinda mannish/Assassins Creed rip-offish
Rolled 59>>25442598>>25442602might be a pass, we have lots of sneak
>>25442603Why do I seem to get all the low rolls nowadays? I haven't gotten anything in the sixties since two weeks ago.
>>25442605True, it was just one of the suggestions from last thread that I remembered. Though Unity's Dawn...has quite a nice ring to it.
>>25442470How about the Synod Elementarium?
Not wanting to get caught up in the golem with several machines coming down on top of you, you slip back down through the cables and wiring.But the machines turn to follow you, climbing through the steel jungle with the agility of mechanical monkeys. They aren't honing in on your position, per se...they must be able to feel the power core.You Ink your way to the bottom, and bolt out the front door.The other robots are arrayed there, silent, but crouched, ready to act.You stare at them. They stare at you.You notice something odd. Their 'breasts' are all painted with something - a gleaming bronze 002. What do you do?>fly away!>try to communicate>rip them to shreds>some other strategy
>>25442645Sounds like an aquarium exhibit.
>>25442645>Synodwft is a Synod?
Why don't we name our merry band the justice league.
>>25442649>try to communicateHAHA TIME FOR DIPLOMANCY
>>25442649Ask them what their affiliation is with 001.
>>25442649>try to communicateThough that 002 worries me a bit...
>>25442649try to communicate.
>>25442649The plot thickens>try to communicate
>>25442649Aww shit the big mechs are a rival faction
My guess? Not everyone in golem city agreed with a democracy.
>>25442654The council of a church. It draws from the Greek word synodos meaning assembly or meeting.
>>25442649Bug out. Our deal is with City 001.
Incoming communication.>>25442689You learn something new every day.
I kinda like Unity as the name of our nation. And Unity's Dawn for our first city\town.
>>25442645If we're drawing in ancient languages, then I prefer the Concilium Elementarium. For one thing, it doesn't mix and match greek and latin.
>>25442688Perhaps their masters didn't create them to agree with each other. I can't imagine the entire Dwarven race was on the same with everything.Perhaps legacies of their conflicts.
>>25442649Attempt communication, it's possible that 002 is just another potentially friendly city.
>>25442700That sounds pretty _gay_ bro.
>>25442708Could be, though this orb is a gift to Steward, we stole it fair and square.
>>25442700I whole heartily agree. Which reminds me that we should recruit some earth element users or maybe get in contact with the elves since they are good with trees and...well...we live in a forest at the moment.
>>25442649>try to communicate
>>25442728Not at the moment, but very soon. So yes. But we've got quite a lot on our plate at the moment.
>>25442738True, it's just added to the long list of goal we have...you know we should make a concrete list of things we want to do for future reference.
<...are you with Steward?> you ask.One of the robots steps forward. It gives you a sharp nod, then speaks quickly, in a hollow, metallic voice. "We act under the authority of the Steward to collect extant wild power cores. Your cooperation in this effort would be appreciated, Undesignated Shadow Elemental. If my sensors are accurate, code-corrupted repair droids will arrive at our position in three seconds."Well...looks like you've found what you're looking for. <I'll help you fend them off,> you say."Understood."The robots ready themselves behind you. The repair droids burst out from the golem!What do you do?>attack; disable as many as possible as quickly as possible>attack! But stop to consume whatever you kill>drop into the background; support where needed>let them fight until they weaken each other to strengthen your own position, then assist your allies>some other strategy
>>25442756>>attack! But stop to consume whatever you kill
>attack! But stop to consume whatever you kill
>>25442756disable as many as possible as quickly as possible
>>25442756>attack! But stop to consume whatever you kill
>>25442756>drop into the background; support where needed
>>25442756>attack; disable as many as possible as quickly as possibleJuggernaut does what he wants!
Rolled 71>>25442756attack and consume
>>25442767Forgot to link your post.>>25442756>attack! But stop to consume whatever you kill
Our symbol is glob. Glob is Power. Glob is Freedom. Glob is Victory.
>>25442756>Undesignated Shadow ElementalYeah. Pretty sure these are not the droids we're looking for. Our Steward was telling everyone about us in order to reach consensus.
>>25442791All glory to Glob.
I don't exactly trust these guys. They could mean a second Steward. He never mentioned that he sends out goons as well.
>>25442756>>drop into the background; support where needed
i'm pretty sure eating the things the robots want is not going to get us friendly with them guys
>>25442756>otherOnce everything is dealt with, confirm that they are acting under the authority of the Steward WE interacted with.>>25442800Yeah, basically what this guy is saying. The governing body already knows about us, so the fact that they're referring to us as an Undesignated ANYTHING should tell us that we're probably interacting with a rival (or at least unrelated) faction.
>>25442791All glory to the Hypno Glob.Roll 1d100 for your attack/consume
>>25442791Fuck shrek, his time is ogre.Glob is love, glob is life.
>>25442756>attack; disable as many as possible as quickly as possiblelets not piss off the robots by eating their cores
>>25442821They want the core. We already got that covered
>>25442811He never mentioned a lot of things. Restricted information etc.
>>25442821Good point.Changing >>25442772 to >attack; disable as many as possible as quickly as possible
Rolled 92>>25442825CONSUME ROLL
Rolled 75>>25442825I feel lucky.
Rolled 16>>25442825Dice Gods take these dice and bless them
>>25442844>>25442847and we made it despite my lackluster roll.
>>25442791>>25442514>>25442494>>25442428Guys, guys I just got an idea... Like, basically, a rainbow... With light and shadow.. You know what makes those? A prism!
>>25442827You fuc->>25442844>>25442847Good day sirs.
>>25442851why the d20?
>>25442862>we aren't a Pink Floyd album cover...
>>25442866Got caught up in the moment and picked the wrong dice.
Rolled 36>>25442854>>25442855I did nothing, praise to the dice gods!
>>25442791>>25442862>>25442791I was thinking something more like a bunch of interconnected rings of each element.Kind of like the Olympic Rings, but with all the color rings interlocking at the center, with opposing elements on opposite sides.Ill try to whip something up.
>>25442915How about a sort of 8 part Yin-Yang symbol?
The last time you faced these robots, they gave you a lot of trouble.But you're a lot faster than last time.You move toward them even as they come at you, flickering forward in a long, single step. The quick, awkward movement throws off their timing. You slam into two of them, clotheslining them at the waist. They crack in two around your arms and fly back into the golem.With another step, you're on top of them. The steel isn't very appetizing, but the magic pulsing in their bodies is.>you gain 4 EXP (15)>you gain 3 HP (40/56)While you're eating, a robot gets the drop on you! A steel fist slams into your backside.>you take 1 damage (39/56)The fist glances off you, but it aches slightly. You slowly turn. The robot prepares another first.You wrap a tentacle around its incoming limb, stopping it an inch before it hits you. The robot strains to remove itself from your grip, shaking and clanking. You cock your head, then tear the limb out from its body. It stumbles forward, off balance. You swing the arm down, then up, crushing the robot into a metal plate above your heads.You're on it before it can move again.>you gain 1 EXP (16)You step back outside. With the enemy team split in half, the civilized robots made quick work of the wild ones - bits and pieces of them are scattered about the canyon floor. They march up to you.The lead robot nods to you again. "Thank you for your assistance."<Not at all,> you say. <I want to get in touch with Steward again. We've a few things to discuss.>The robot extends its hand. "I will relay this request upon our return. Where is your location?"<I've made camp at the Shiprakers.>"Shiprakers: colloquial reference to Coastal Region 32. Understood."What do you do?>hand over the power core>ask some more questions>tell the robot you'll deal with Steward directly, then fly back to camp with the power core>some other strategy
>>25442971Hand over the power core, say <First favor for first favor.>
>>25442971>hand over the power core
>>25442971Hand over power core, we can study some when we gain access to their city at some later point
>>25442971Tell it we'll deal with steward directly and fly back with the power core.
>>25442971Wait.. uhhh... we decided to tell them that? Without being sure that they were referring to the same Steward?
>ask some more questionsWhy am I undesignated? I thought all of the robots were consulted when I first encountered Steward>>25442988>>25442991>>25442994NO! These guys might not be OUR steward.
>>25442971Ask about their city structure. They have 002 painted on them, we only knew of 001 before. I wouldn't trust these robots to be unable to lie.
>>25442988Actually, let's ask about the 002 on them first.
>>25442971Ask specifically about city 002's relationship to 001 ThenFly back to camp with the power core.
>>25443009not be with our steward I mean
>>25442971>ask some more questionsSpecifically about the 002.
>>25442971Ask them to which city they belong. If they don't say 001, ask them what their relation to 001 is.I think the robots are fighting over the cores.
>>25442971>ask some more questions
>>25442971Guys, remember how Steward reffed to himself as 002, a copy of Steward 001?
A little corn, but how about something like:We are the Stars of Unity, against the cold, dark world we are the stars that shine hope upon it.>Freedom: Those bound and oppressed shall find allies and sanctuary with us, those who seek enslavement will find only enemies amongst us.>Balance:True harmony of the elements is impossible, for their disharmony is their very nature. We seek only peaceful existence with the elements and will fight for that right, just as we will fight til our last to preserve the existence of others>Justice: In a world smothered in hypocrisy and injustice, we refuse to turn away. We stand for no one force, only what is right. Our protection shall be firm, our justice swift, and our humanity great to behold.
>>25443056Not dark. It implies we're against shadow.See how difficult this is?
>>25443056I don't like the symbol you have there but the flavor text is gorgeous.
>>25443036I don't mean to start an upgrade argument, but could we use our 16 exp for Tao, Summoning 1, and Poison?
>>25443081No. Because Tao is 25 xp. Still need just a bit more.
>>25443081We have been neglecting Summoning for a while now
>>25443090oh! I'm looking at the wrong upgrade image, my bad. You're right
>>25443081And a lot of people are in favour of giving one of the mages we know our gift, so we need XP for that
>>25443081Perhaps we should look at the Servant tree for Ila and co
>>25443081We sill need more for Tao and I think some people wanted to turn IIa into our first servent or as I had suggested our fist knight in our slow order we shall build.
>>25443081>>25443110>>25443115I agree with servant, but we should think of one upgrade to Servant before giving our blessing... just a thought
>>25443115>>25443110We're going to wait a bit for that, and focus on the more immediately advantageous abilities for the moment. It was agreed quite a while ago to save for Tao.
>>25443127damn, I knew that typo would get me. But I love that image
>>25443110>>25443115>>25443128I think some of us are on the fence about Servant because of all the trouble it caused for Erebus with everyone trying to get his blessing and since we don't have a bunch of exp we can hand out whenever it's kind of not the best idea right now.
>>25443115Let's wait until we get Eclipse first...
You begin to hand over the core...but then you hesitate.<...why am I undesignated? I thought all of the robots were consulted when I first encountered Steward...his 'mobile form', as he called it.>The robot responds quickly. "Steward does not share all data equally. It is noted that we are uniformed. What is your designation?"<...Shadow. Just Shadow.>"Understood, Shadow." The robot's arm shifts slightly, impatient.<Wait a minute. Why wouldn't Steward share data equally?>"That is classified."<Are you from City 001?>"Yes."<And you're working on behalf of Steward?>"Yes."<Then why didn't you know me? Why wouldn't he tell you about me?>"That is classified," the robot says. "We were recently polled for a vote of favorability regarding renewed alliance with the shadow element. Further information was withheld."<...how did you answer him?>"In the negative," the robot responds. "We have other business. Please hand over the core."<...I have more questions,> you say firmly. <What does the 002 on your shoulder mean?>"That is classified."<By whom? Until when?>"By Steward. Until you are fully accepted as an ally of City 001. The core."What do you do?>ask some other question>keep the core. Tell the robot you want to see Steward in person.>tell the robot it can have the core, but only if it tells you what you want to know>some other strategy
>>25443128The servant upgrades are retroactive. Anything we get on the servant tree will buff all servants when we get the ability. SM said so don't bother him about it
>>25443146it only caused trouble for Erebus because he went all anti social humans aren't worth my time. Ila knows us better than that to Legion out on us
>>25443135You're welcome. Show it across the 'chans and let them all suffer from the implications
>spending xp to upgrade something that isn't usNawIla doesn't even travel with us full time. After this, she won't either. She needs to manage the shadow mages.
Let's get analyze, we could use it right now to see if they really are that similar to the Steward we know.
Rolled 61>>25443156keep le core. Tell steward to visit us at shipwreckers
>>25443156Give him the core, but in return ask to meet steward
>>25443156>some other strategyHand over the core, good enough for me. Lets not make an enemy out of City 001.
>>25443172>implying Cain isn't there to do that so you could take her with you if you wantedThat said, there's been a recent trend toward traveling without so much party weighing you down.
>>25443172in the Great Forest, filled with vampires, werewolves, orcs, rogue mages and other horrors. And you don't want her to have the power to hold back those forces while we are away on Flint quest?
>>25443156Ahh man. Looks like steward didn't keep his promise about us becoming his allies if we got out of the cage.>keep the core. Tell the robot you want to see Steward in person
>>25443156Give them the core.
>>25443156If they were really enemies they wouldn't know about the poll. Fork it over and tell them to tell steward to kick his robot ass into gear. We have bidniz to disccus.
>>25443185Keep the core. Tell the bots we are afraid there may be a feud in the city that would endanger the proper use of the core, and would rather meet Steward in person. Remind them we are currently in the position to destroying both the core and them should they not comply.
>>25443156Tell him we will give the core to Steward once we reestablish contact with him.
I would like to servant up illa. If only to see just how our servants compare to angles
>>25443156Hand over the core. We can probably find another if need be.
>>25443198The mages are already quite powerful, spending that much experience on something like that right now isn't an incredible advantage when we can soon obtain a skill that allows us to Berserk with allies around us while also having less of a defense debuff.We're saving for Tao.
>>25443156How I see it is that either way we should request a meeting with steward.
Vote 1:>withhold the core, saying that you'd feel more comfortable giving it to Steward in personVote 2:>hand over the core, but emphasize that you'd like to talk to Steward as soon as possible
>>25443156Tell him we will hold on to it until we meet up with steward. He seems shady
>>25443156>Tell the robot you want to see Steward in person.Also, we should let them know that the remains of Unit 234.X4-B, alias: Steward, were removed from Designation: Ring City, so as not to be traced.
>>25443198They haven't teleported yet, and we don't yet exactly know how much danger they'll face. So I'd rather not risk the XP now.>>25443226>exactly what I wanted to say
>>25443226Having the equivalent of powered aurial helping us out sounds like a big advantage to me. we cant be every where at once
>>25443233already voted>Tell them to tell Steward <A favor for a favor friend>>also what became of Steward's remains from Ring City
>>25443289OH GOD THE SPIRALSTHEY'LL HAUNT ME FOREVER
>>25443289why would you bring that image back to my memories!?
>>25443287We consumed them so they wouldn't be discovered.
>>25443306that wasn't a question, it meant tell them what we did with his remains
>>25443233Cutting off votes.
>>25443285It's not about being everywhere at once, it's about reinforcing ourselves and our abilities so we can be more effective wherever WE are.I understand you may want them to be safe, but we're at least a week and a half away from them teleporting, and I'd prefer prioritizing our own strengths in the mean time.
oh by the way guys these ones are obviously lying. They're clearly with a rival city.
>>25443319agreed, plus we need a mana pool to Servant. and if we are gonna make our first Shadow Pool, I'd prefer it at our new home in the forest
>>25443322Dwarven robots can't lie!Wait.Shit.
>>25443322Fuck it. We'll find out later. More power cores and shit to steal if they are.
>>25443334Well the plan was to go back to that mana pool we found and do the ceremony there.
>>25443322>>25443338if its true, then we'll just find another golem later and fuck any robot other than Steward who tries to take our new core
>>25443319I suppose the way things have been going lately we probably CAN get both by the time we go to this forest. I just like having higher numbers of heavy hitters and berserk hasn't seemed super useful so far. Also I forgot about: >>25443334
Where's the troop of mages we took with us right now?
>>25443348i figured, but remember that Ila may not be able to fit down the hole we had to ink our way through to get there
>>25443334Don't forget, the shadow pool in Refuge has a golem left over, it might still have a power core.
Also we just gave our location to potential hostilesGood going guys.
>>25443348The plan was saving for Tao. We were suspending servantizing anyone until we actually have a foothold in the Great Forest and a better grasp of the circumstances surrounding Flints parasite.
>>25443360we took them to search the shiprakers, we went solo for this one
----------------------------------You hand the core over to the robot.Its chestplate opens with a quick snap, and it tucks it inside. "Thank you."<Please inform Steward that I'd like to speak to him as soon as possible,> you say. <It's very important. Also, let him know I destroyed his remains. They won't be discovered.>"This information will be relayed, along with your request."The robots turn, and begin to lope away at a high speed down the canyon.You glance back up at the massive golem and stare at it for a while. That kind of power...could be incredibly useful.You sigh to yourself. The robots aren't very good communicators, and their logic and secrecy is odd - even by your standards. You suppose there's nothing for it. That's how it is.You begin to turn.You freeze.A twisting ray of brown light crackling with dark green sparks is boring down the canyon!Roll 1d100 to dodge!
>>25443366true, but it may not be worth 15 exp so I'd rather not bank on it entirely
Rolled 41>>25443376Told ya
Rolled 39>>25443376cross counter
>>25443366Oh shit I thought we ate him, We should go check it out>>25443367Hey I voted for 1
>>25443357Well, yes. That's why we chose to save for it, because Berserk is just a risk we can only take away from other people. But then the description for Tao came along and showed that we would be able to use our strongest traits to our advantage much more easily and with less pitfalls.
>>25443367we have nothing thy would even want, these are machines remember
>>25443367Nah, SM did that. No one suggested it. Meh.
>>25443395No I mean when we used Berserk it just seemed a little underwelmhing
>>25443381Not the pool. The GOLEM.
>>25443413>>25443367he's got ya there
Rolled 48>>25443376Zen master dodge
Rolled 11>>25443376>>25443395I'm just imagining that when we get Tao Shadow will just go everywhere constantly berserked.I've got a mental image of Shadow walking around with a Trogdor arm.
>>25443405So why are they shooting lasers at us?
>>25443416i know that Barman, but the last golem core we ate was only 12 exp! I'm just saying don't us that as your only reason when it may not be enough when we get there, alright?
>>25443424>implying its them
Rolled 45>>25443424because they were a different city and lied to us, you're being led like cattle
>>25443419it does lower our defences when 'zerked out. Even mitigated with Tao thats not exactly a good thing.>>25443405I think these guys are hostile to City 001 and any potential allies they have. Logically a surprise attack to wipe out allies before they can change the status quo is something that would be done.
>>25443415It was. Also because we only activated it against really, really damn strong opponents.>>25443419>my face
>>25443405...the existence of the late Duke Vellik's Dwarven dynamo research.
>>25442971>The fist glances off you, but it aches slightly. You slowly turn. The robot prepares another first.>You slowly turn.Shadow doesn't have a designated front or back, why did it turn?
>>25443430Why don't we just go there for the core and leave illa at home then? It didn't seem super dangerous apart from isolation.
>>25443443then how would they know steward would call a vote to ally with us, if they aren't form city 001?
>>25443413>implying you wouldn't have told the robots where Steward needed to go after you all voted to hand over the power core----------------------You throw yourself inside the body of the golem!The light roars past, slamming into the canyon wall at the next fork. The brown light crackles and sparks across the stone in little arcs of magic power, then fades.A sharp spike of earth magic twisted with other elements is rushing toward you.What do you do?>hide. Maybe it'll think you're dead.>hide, then ambush it>there's no guarantee it doesn't have the ability to find you. Attack and end this quickly.>some other strategy
>>25443430I wasn't saying that we should EAT it, I was saying we should GIVE IT TO STEWARD.
>>25443415We did need it just to break Darkxis' hold on us.
>>25443448Like those robo scrubs we just busted?
>>25443450>Shadow doesn't have a designated front or back, why did it turn?For dramatic effect, of course.
http://pastebin.com/4WBA7BfJWATCH OUR HERO JOEY GO ON HIS OWN EPIC QUEST TO GET THE GIRL, SAVE THE DAY, AND BECOME AN EPIC LVL 20 HERO
>>25443449they don't even know who Duke Vellik is if they're rogue. or even that a human is trying to research dynamos to his scale
>>25443450Because we felt like it. Added some style to our actions.
>>25443460Because Steward effectively -is- City 001, if I'm remembering right.The vote was probably among Cities 001 to 999 or something.
>>25443460they didn't, we told them that we were affiliated with a Steward. They obviously know their enemy. >>25443461>hide, then ambush it
>>25443441I was being sarcastic anon
>>25443461>>hide, then ambush it
>>25443461IMPRESSIONS.<Steward?! That wasn't you?!>
>>25443470DGNB.>>25443461>hide, then ambush it
>>25443461>>there's no guarantee it doesn't have the ability to find you. Attack and end this quickly.>>some other strategy<ENOUGH!>
>>25443461Hide then ambush
>>25443461<If you don't stop that right now, I'll be forced to defend myself with EXTREME force>
>>25443472This better be canon.
>>25443502What the hell does DGNB mean?
>>25443478nope, that wasn't what steward said at all. He said the city was full of different intelligences and they all voted for things. He mentioned nothing about different cities.
>>25443461<Impress>WHO ARE YOU?
>>25443472>Sometimes Joey, its not about getting the girl. Sometimes it’s about saving the day.Well why the fuck not
>>25443472>http://pastebin.com/4WBA7BfJOh god its happening, I could have stopped it!
>>25443472>SM's face when reading this.
why the fuck are you guys so naive.>here take my power core and backstab me plz
>>25443556Because we didn't want another thread of nothing but frustrated robospeak.
>>25443562says you, robo speak wold have helped in this case
>>25443556>http://pastebin.com/4WBA7BfJBecause at this hour it's mostly the yankee teenagers who are awake, and a few jaded souls from all across the world. Hail from the nightless north Europe.
>>25443554Heh.--------------------------Roll 1d100 to hide and ambush the incoming foe
>>25443556I have nothing nice to say to you, so here is a really creepy gif of a pig-thing.
>>25443556Hey man some people thinks it improves the story if you do something that will blowup in your face.
Rolled 63>>25443584GO SATURN
>>25443472Why the hell didnt we give joey something better than a knife?
>>25443612>>25443580for a quest about balance and justice, you're awfully close minded my friends
>>25443645because he's Flint's squire, it his job to arm him
>>25443645Because then he wouldn't get that awesome sword.
>>25443648No, Americans are stupid. Just ask any American. Canadians and Mexicans aren't any better. That entire hemisphere has problems. I'm speaking from verdant experience.
>>25443648I'm not close minded, I'm just disappointed. And because of my work, I assume people are up to no good.
>>25443645>implying he needs anything other than a knife
>>25443612A message from the colonies to the British Delegation.
>>25443648Its five in the morning here man and I dont like most nationalities anyway
>>25443689Im Irish anon
Rolled 53>>25443701Just for the record I never trusted these robots and their city 002. Steward never talked about city 002!
>>25443715I've always wondered, do you really get green when you drink hot cocoa?
You stay in the shadows of the giant golem, motionless, silent.The presence arrives quickly.It looks like a golem - several times bigger than the constructs you were just speaking with. Sharp fins protrude from its back; jets of brown energy exude from several openings on the half-wings. It skates across the ground at high speed, headed for the golem. You're not sure if it's flying, or hovering.It stops in front of your hiding spot. Its head turns toward where the beam impacted, then slowly swivels across the landscape. One of its arms ends in a long, sturdy-looking blade inscribed with intricate sigils. The other arm appears to be some sort of miniature cannon.It doesn't seem to notice you. You could cackle.You launch yourself from your hiding position, slamming your shadows at the enemy. It turns on a dime to face you, stopping your blow with its sword - but it doesn't expect your follow up attack. The other part of your body Inks, and cuts across the outside of its guard, cleanly slicing the cannon-arm from its torso. You slice again, up, cutting off one of the fins.It slips away from where you had it locked to avoid more damage. Its remaining wing flares brighter to compensate, but it's clearly expending more effort than before to keep itself stabilized.What do you do?>press the attack>communication?>some other strategy
>>25443687He'd just kill his foes using his "being an awkward teenager" spaghetti talents
>>25443678and I've dealt with my share of dolts from either side of the planet as well, but at least I don't let that "verdant experience" jade my views of an entire nation
>>25443733Press the attack.
>>25443730What the hell is cocoa? is that like tea?
>>25443733Communicate.Time to parley
>>25443733<Why did you attack me?>Press the attack unless it tries to call for parley.
>>25443733press the attack
>>25443733>press the attackDestroy the remaining wing and steal his mobility.
>>25443733>Press the attackDestroy the other wing to kill its mobility, leaving it slow and only armed with melee weaponry.Then communicate.
>>25443733Holy shit its an armored core! were definitely stealing this guys uh.. armored... core
>>25443733Attack it, the battle has already begun
>>25443733>communication?<Parley, identify yourself>when that fails>press the attacktry to disable wing
>>25443749Oh don't get the wrong impression, it's not an entire nation; it's the continent. It's more of how I dislike the incredibly pervasive the culture that they've had for so long. It's not like they didn't go to the moon, or that they don't have nice ideals. It's that it doesn't rub me the right way.>>25443733Press the attack.
Rolled 8>>25443733<Identify yourself and you hostile intentions. Failure to comply will result in you losing another arm>If he doesn't respond, attack.
>>25443733>press the attack
Rolled 67>>25443733press the attack!
>>25443733Continue attacking, but attempt to force surrender.<Identify yourself and stand down, or I will continue to take to to pieces>
Roll 1d100 to press the attack!
>>25443733Make a series of robot noiss to calm him.<beep boop bo bop>
Rolled 27>>25443811fuck golems
Rolled 28>>25443811Damn my grammar tonight.
>>25443678>I'm speaking from verdant experience.>verdant>adj.>[...] 2. unripe in experience or judgmentI know you probably think "verdant" is synonymous with "abundant" or something due to the connotations the more common "overgrown with vegetation" definition lends it, but what you ACTUALLY ended up saying is that you're speaking from completely malformed judgment, rather than a wealth of it.Aren't you glad there was an ignorant American around to correct your misconception?But seriously; there's idiots EVERYWHERE. Stupidity isn't endemic to one region or another.>>25443733>press the attackWe know the approach constructs take when they're trying to do diplomacy; hovering sword deathbots aren't it.
>>25443792They do seem pretty thick sometimes in fairness.I heard about one guy who got asked to name countries in Europe and the first one he said was Austrilia
>>25443792lets not get started on the list of BS from that side of the globe. I'll concede your right to simply not be rubbed the right way by something, but leave it at that.
Rolled 41>>25443811Rollan in vain to get a 100
>>25443831>>25443832>>25443834Don't you guize see the most obvious of trolls? This is the kind of thing /pol/ is professional at doing.
our rolls may suck, but we are tougher/faster/stronger than this bucket of bolts
Rolled 38>>25443833one good roll ONE! maybe we shouldn't have fucked with the armored core
>>25443862Nah that doesn't really matter. Just means we can take more hits, the rolls determine whether we ultimately live or die.
>>25443874or we just Vaporize through his attack
>>25443862and dumber as well
>>25443874exactly, even crit fail I doubt this would do enough to 1 hit us
>>25443882Do you know what that sigil sword on his arm does? No? My guess is it's meant specifically to damage us.
Rolled 82>>25443883Collectively, more than likely. Hive minds are awesome.
>>25443883its a robot that's existed for centuries. Da Vinci was dumber than this thing
>>25443882Sure. But 1/4 chance isn't a good thing to plan on.Let's use more strategy once this fails.
You rush the robot, but to your surprise, it jets straight for you, too! The counterattack throws off your timing, but you still hit it with a full body slam.You're a lot heavier than it is. You send the robot flying backwards, but its sword arm is like a blur. The glowing gold-brown weapon slices into you over and over, hacking your shadows apart.>you've taken 4 damage (35/56)You collide into the side of the canyon, smashing the robot between your own form and the stone. Its remaining wing is bent backward, and it collapses, mostly bent and broken. Its innards still flicker slightly.With the robot lying on the ground, you notice a string of bronze letters running down its back:002002002002<Why did you attack me?> you ask.The robot starts and sputters, but seems damaged beyond coherent communication.What do you do?>CONSUME>finish it off, consume the dregs>some other strategy
Rolled 49>>25443860Hey guy there is stupid people everywhere we might as well have a laugh at the stories
>>25443905Rip out its core, Take it with us
>>25443905>>CONSUMEtry to ping the earth core and track those golems from before
>>25443905Ask if there was a revolution in City 001 or something. Nod for yes, shake for no.
>>25443905can we take out the core? if so do that, otherwise>>25443927
>>25443905CONSUMEBecause I can't imagine anything more useful to do.Also, ~thanks for goalposting us again SM.~~Really appreciate that.~
>>25443905take the core, give it to Steward
>>25443905>CONSUMECity 001 rules, City 002 suck ass!
>>25443936The robot is damaged beyond coherent communication.>>25443944>my face
>>25443905>CONSUME>some other strategyGet back to the Shiprakers ASAP. If they're willing to send a murder machine after us THIS quickly, we need to make sure they aren't doing the same to our friends back at our home base.I'm hoping the update to 002 isn't indicative of a Thraddash-like Culture shift come about after we accidentally ran a shadow magnet over Steward, and that it's really just a second society of constructs at odds with the first.
Why doesn't anyone want his core?
>>25443927>CONSUMELet's do this as well
>>25443944Goalposting? I don't know, this doesn't really seem like moving the goal post. More just a random encounter.
----------------------------------Vote 1:>rip out the core, take it home for fun and proftVote 2:>CONSUME
>>25443953Indeed. Instead of moving a goalpost, he slams one down.There are now mecha enemies that know where our group is and likely not allies of steward.
>press the attack
>>25443969Not moving, silly!>>25443976
>>25443976That seems just a little presumptuous. You know, it's been stated the robots go out exploring in order to recover corrupted cores. This might have simply been a corrupted core.
>>25443976It was pretty obvious they were enemies.
>>25443991yes, but now we have rules for voting. obey them, or your vote won't count.
>>25443996Or that could have been a lie? They're robots. Dwarven constructs. Sketchy.>>25443998If it was so obvious why did we give them that core?
>One of the robots steps forward. It gives you a sharp nod, then speaks quickly, in a hollow, metallic voice. "We act under the authority of the Steward to collect extant wild power cores. Your cooperation in this effort would be appreciated, Undesignated Shadow Elemental. If my sensors are accurate, code-corrupted repair droids will arrive at our position in three seconds."
>>25443973>>25443975>>25443979>>25443980>>25443981>>25443983>>25443984>>25443986>>25443997>>25444001Someone get that legion consensus pic out here stat!
>>25444014thats why I'm not voting, I'm asking if we can do something and replying so its obvious I don't intend to try and cheat a vote in
>>25443971Obviously we're taking the core. Sonuvabitches took what was rightfully ours.
>>25443980I see what you did there. Trying different approaches, aren't you?
>>25443998How so? Remember, Steward is a cagey motherfucker. If he didn't tell us who to contact, that's his problem.
>>25444016>Robots>LieSeems sketchy. Why wouldn't they have simple said "Our purpose is classified." Like they seemed to do with everything else?
>>25444016because everyone on here can be pretty stupid sometimes. I voted not to give it to them
----------------------------You plunged spiked limbs into the robot's steel-adamantium casing, then rip the power core out of its body.It's a smaller core, meant for golems, not giant constructs - but it has a curious nature. Mostly earth, but with scant traces of all the other elements. You wonder how it works...you were under the assumption that the elements weren't very harmonic. Perhaps the core itself isn't?What do you do now?>return to camp quickly. They need to be informed of what happened>they can take care of themselves. You need to find those other robots. Scout around and use Deep Focus
>>25443980Behold, the newest era of shit-posting in SQ!
>>25444049They had an 02 on them and were acting like dicks
>>25444052You don't know how robots work in this setting. You can't assume they would be telling the truth, or that they wouldn't be duplicitous to their own advantage.
>>25444061Return to camp boy
>>25444061>>they can take care of themselves. You need to find those other robots. Scout around and use Deep Focusif we don't find them, the just head home
>>25444061>Scout using Deep Focus
>>25444061>return to camp quickly
>>25444061Back to camp, inform them due to retards, the camp may be under attack by a rogue faction of the Steward who was with us earlier.
>>25444067You're right, I can't. You can't assume they'd lie either. If we get into this line of discussion the argument becomes pointless.
>>25444061>>return to camp quickly. They need to be informed of what happened
>>25444066And? Steward was kind of a dick. Besides, if everything is classified, how the fuck can we know who is legit and who isn't?
>>25444075agreed, lets try to find those assholes
>>25444061ping first, then back to camp
>>25444061>return to camp quickly. They need to be informed of what happened
>>25444063I don't get it. He's voting for something you don't like?
>>25444061>return to camp quickly.
>>25444061Scout for a moment, then return to camp.
>>25444104No, the voting rules are>>Post Number#Anything extra will not be counted, as it's liable to be samefagged.
>>25444061see if we can get an idea of where they when since the core will be easier to find, then head back
>>25444061deep focus, but unless their hiding around the corner or really close to us just head home after
>>25444089>everyone is a retard due to not choosing what I chose, bwaaaa-haa-haa...
>>25444112I just pressed ' by mistake and never noticed. Chill brah
>>25444104Someone tries to circumvent the spam filter. First attempts as using a I or l, second was to add an ´ .
>>25444093steward wasn't a dick. And I was thinking that since steward basically said we were allies it wouldn't have been classified and since it was these guys were lying pretty obviously.
>>25444112Wait, how is adding extra text to your vote an indicator of being a samefag? Wouldn't a vote without a well thought out arguement for it be an indicator of a quickly spammed >click link>press number>captcha>post and repeatPretty stupid IMHO
>>254441524chan has a spam filter. It prevents anybody from making an identical post for five minutes.
>>25444152because you cant post identical posts within five minutes of each other so he could have posted 1 then 1' to samefag. I didn't know about it either until lately
>>25444146You mean like the location of City 001, which he said he couldn't tell us where it was, due to classified data?
>>25444161Aaaah, thanks. Clears that up.Also explains why some random guy linked my vote of a 1, I assume me putting a line between the post link and my vote gets past the filter? Nice to know my votes haven't been counted for the past however many threads since this rule was indicated, I always put a line between link and vote.
>>25444091Well maybe then I'll get into it more deeply, eh?They're golems constructed for warfare and the Dwarves were regarded as secretive in the history that we know of, the idea of using the lack of information your enemy has is technically lying- by being manipulative of their circumstances and not forthcoming with the actual situation. They could, without technically or directly lying, have used that to obtain a core from us that they were ordered to.
>>25444185Or, just y'know: Duplicitous Golems. Simpler like that.
You fly back to the camp at top speed.Your explosive flight draws a lot of attention. Auriel and Ila quickly come running, followed by many other faces that are starting to become more familiar to you. You explain what happened.Auriel nods gravely. "...I see. Well." She looks at the power core in your arms. "At least you didn't come away empty-handed. I suppose we can't put much stock in Steward's help.""I'll increase the number of patrols," Ila says. "If they attack us at night, we'll teach them to fear the shadow."<About that,> you say. <I think we should have joint patrols. Light, and Shadow.>Several of those gathered around you exchange glances. Ila gives you a look. "...well...I suppose - "<It's important to maintain versatility of magic,> you explain. The patrols have been highly segregated; you expected the hesitation. But no one can argue with practicality. <What if a patrol needs light magic, and does not have it? What if it needs shadow magic, and the opposite is true? Balance the patrols between angels and shadow mages.>"...understood," Ila says. Auriel also nods. After a bit more discussion, the group disperses.Flint walks up to you. "I don't know, Shadow," he says. "Forcing them together might cause more problems than it solves."<Better to have them argue out their difficulties now, than when their cooperation is most needed,> you say. <If their differences are unresolvable, than it makes no difference. If they are, better to have all complaints out in the open. I reached Auriel with my words. They can reach each other with theirs.>"...you have a lot of faith in people."<I learn from the best,> you say. <I will keep watch myself, as well. Stay vigilant.>Flint nods, then walks off. "By the way, the adamantium you found fits me pretty well! I'll use it from now on.">you gain 13 humanity (274)>timeskip to next event; stay at camp, in case you are needed to defend it>roll for another patrol>roll to go fish>something else
>>25444205sounds like a captcha
>>25444180No I mean the way everything we asked about was classified. Come on man didn't you read it? they aren't exactly master liars.
>>25444211Flint just got more awesome.
>>25444211Lets try focusing again, see if anythign else magical is in this area. I mean, its gotta be right? If not we can timeskip, but that seems like a waste
>>25444226Wait ignore that I'm an idiot who doesn't actually read the posts quotes are taken from before using them.
>>25444211Roll for Patrol. Work with Hamil and Tyrael.
>>25444226whey warned us about the scrub robos we took out
>>25444211Hm....Roll to fish. Because why the hell not?
>>25444211honestly I want to seek out OUR steward.
>>25444246This anon knows what's up.Although I sort of want to fish.
>>25444211Lets go fish. Bring some mages from both sides. Why? Because why the fuck not.
>>25444226That was for the repair droids of the golem that we destroyed shortly after they came out of it you silly ninny.
>>25444211Look for those bloody 02 bots
>>25444211patrol, can we bring Tyrael?
>>25444211Roll for fishin!
Rolled 53>>25444211We need to get to the bottom of this Robot situation. I don't want to think steward would do this.
>>25444246Why not? We can form the next buddy cop duo!
>>25444246This. Getting those two on our side clears a lot of obstacles.
>>25444211Heal back up to the regeneration cap and then go patrol some more.We might run into robots again, or something else.Either way, no sense in wasting time.
>>25444226>>25444226Those were the golems repairbots.Not the sleek murder machine mini gundam
>>25444185So far, all our interactions with the robots have pointed towards them never directly lying. While yes, they have withheld information, they have always told us when they've done so. Considering they answered Yes to working with steward and Yes to being from City 001 I think they're likely telling the truth. If they had answered with 'That is classified' then I would be more inclined to think of them as enemies. If they hadn't warned us about the malfunctioning robot I would be more inclined to think of them as enemies. As it stands, I must remain a proponent of stark neutrality.
>>25444270>>25444271>>25444274we could go looking for 02 with those guys
>>25444269I should really get the delete the dice when I don't need them.
>>25444255I'd second that post, unless we can bring them both for a male bonding fishing trip
>>25444283just because Steward told the truth doesn't mean these guys did.
--------------------------------Vote 1:>walk on patrol with Tyrael and HamilVote 2:>go fishin' with Tyrael and Hamil
>>25444246what if on patrol, Tyrael can show us that fishing trick he learned in the swamp
>>25444299Yes, and just because these guys don't have the same designation as Steward doesn't mean they lied. All I'm saying is that they seemed to act in a manner consistent with steward, and so until proven otherwise I will assume they told the truth like Steward.
>>25444283They didn't warn us about that particular robot. That warning was for the repair-droids in the large construct readying themselves to come out.Also, SM basically boldfaced the 002. Multiple times. That's a hint if ever I saw one. So don't come crying to anyone who's paying attention when they're actually baddies.
>>25444283the malfunctioning robot was the one they took out with their sword laser robot, which immediately jumped us
>>25444307not a vote, but what's our current food situation? Auriel said 2 days at max right?
>>25444323we were attacked by a bot labelled 002, just like these guys. Why do you still think they did not lie?
>>254443071, then 2 after an action filled night.>captcha: action hasebin
there would so be rape fish in the water
>>254443071No time for fishing. Gotta operate operationally.
>>25444328>>25444329Why on Earth would they be worried about the tiny golem workers, when we'd already killed all of them?
>>25444323But anon, Steward said we would be our allies if we broke out of the cage, and that he and the constructs would work with us once we did. Because it was our moment to prove ourselves to him.We broke out of the cage and our nightblaze sent him back to City 001, yet these constructs knew nothing of us.Either they're the wrong droids or Steward lied.
>>25444352they warned us about them before we killed them you twit
how about patrol tonight and fishing with everyone tomorrow?
>>25444352You're getting the timeline mixed up. We hadn't killed them yet when the 002 golems warned us about being attacked.
Some other angels went fishing while you were gone. Food shouldn't be a huge problem, but the meals will obviously get boring pretty fast.Don't worry, I'm not going to bust your balls about it.>>25444346RAPE FISH YOU SAYNO, CERTAINLY NOT
>>25444352That warning came BEFORE we killed them. You dummy! Read the post!>>25442756
>>25444355We also had to rely HEAVILY on Steward's help to break out after he said if we broke out he'd be our ally. It was only a test if we'd relied on our own wits to break out and hadn't needed Steward's help.
These new robots are distrust full simply because the robot that attack us had their markings.
>>25444355><Then why didn't you know me? Why wouldn't he tell you about me?>"That is classified," the robot says. "We were recently polled for a vote of favorability regarding renewed alliance with the shadow element. Further information was withheld."I don't THINK we mentioned the alliance specifically to them, rereading to make sure, and it is possible that they found out by other means.As for them knowing about us, they said it was classified. Still suspicious, but let's not jump to conclusions.
>>25444371then I say we take a group in the morning to forage for more diverse food stuffs
Really guys? The option of asking for Steward to take the core personally was given, and you went full retard and chose to straight up give it to 002?There were literally no downsides to asking for Steward personally. If they were telling the truth, it'd be a minor inconvenience that they would have been able to deal with. If they were lying, like they are, then they would have attacked. Asking for Steward to appear in person was an absolute win-win scenario. I thought Shadow was done being absurdly naïve.
>>25444355>>25444379>"That is classified," the robot says. "We were recently polled for a vote of favorability regarding renewed alliance with the shadow element. Further information was withheld."><...how did you answer him?>>"In the negative," the robot responds. "We have other business. Please hand over the core."Guys I think this was a huge warning siren here. I think we might have caused a schism in City 001.
Alright, time to patrol with Tyrael and Hamil.Roll 1d100Six rolls required.
>>25444371>RAPE FISH YOU SAY>NO, CERTAINLY NOTOh god there's carp isn't there
>>25444379eh, his help only allowed our wisp to show us that the cage could be bent. we would have figured that as soon as we juggurnauted the cage ourselves
>>25444379Other way around. He helped us a bit and then said to get ourselves out on our own.
Rolled 4>>25444402NO NOT THE CARP NOOOO, we'll lose all our mages! And the angels too!
Rolled 41>>25444394rolling for walking
Rolled 100>>25444394welp, the first patrol was either chock full of fun or nothing happened.
Rolled 83>>25444394We patrollin'.
Rolled 80>>25444394You haven't been reading pred quest lately have you SM?
>>25444426crit roll 10>>25444394
ohand then we find something nice on our way home
>>25444400>>25444401>>25444407>>25444414>>25444417>>25444419at leastyou tried
Rolled 21>>25444426>>25444426AND REDAETH WITH THE SAVE!
>>25444400>>25444401>>25444407>>25444414>>25444417>>25444419Oh boy...TOLD YOU WE SHOULD HAVE GONE FISHING.
Rolled 24>>25444400>>25444407>>25444417>>25444419>>25444423What the fuck is happening with the dice toda->>25444426Oh. It was charging up for a 100.
>>25444393OH GOD.I FEEL SO FUCKING STUPID NOWTHIS IS THE MOST OBVIOUS SHIT EVER
>>25444426WELL HEY NOW!
Rolled 89>>25444447Oh thank god I thought we did go fishing. Rape tuna everywhere
>>25444393Oh. So 002 could be a rebel faction to 001.Yiiiiiikes.
>>25444426But this isn't the normal type of roll where it's the best of ten. SM only asked for 6 encounter rolls. We're still kinda fucked.
>>25444450I tried to tell you, anon. I tried.>>25444389This is almost word for word what I was thinking when you made that decision.Oh well. What would have happened is forever a mystery.Writing your patrol with 100 roll bonus.
Rolled 1 + 100Test
>>25444472that or they teamed up with another shadow elemental
>>25444453we do this so much, like with Auriel on the airship.
>>25444453So crits can happen even when the roll requested is less then ten?
>>25444481TOLD YOU SOTOLD YOU SOTOLD YOU GUYS FUCKING SO
>>25444477I needed 6 rolls for two different things that were happening on your patrol, that's all. The 100 still counts.
I don't really read these threads aside from SM posts.But why did everyone vote to hand over the power core and our location even after they said that they were against renewing communication with us, and are obviously a separate faction from city 001. What with huge 002 written on them? I thought you guys had some common sense.
>>25444481straight from god's mouth people. You guys could have had it all, instead you went full retard.
>>25444481our vengeance will be swift
>>25444481I still voted for 1. I know Im not retarded at least
>>25444481everyone trying to avoid another robot dialog fucks us again
>>25444481I think you should give more time between discussion and votes if it's something like that. Because well thought out planning and insight is abandoned the moment the pace quickens.
>>25444481Everyone who voted for 2 had a moment of critical thinking failure.Learn from your mistakes, people.
>>25444541It was super fucking obvious! He gave us loads of time.
>>25444544>>25444551>becoming the new waifu
>>25444505>>25444389Collective brain implosion is my guess. Maybe an EM wave hit the east coast or something.
it was one of the stupidest decisions I've seen Shadow make honestly. Completely tops not eating that mage back in the battle with the demon.
>everyone on my case about the west being very stupid>suddenly, it's made true in retrospect>like every other day in the world
>>25444541No. Stop that.This was not SMs fault. This was us being collectively retarded and taking the stupid and naïve option.
>>25444573we we're logical, not necessarily smart. we've read like 8 books in our life and everything else is word of mouth
>>25444573Next they will be suggesting rap battles...
>>25444089here>>25444521This. I have no clue why people were so retarded with that decision.
>>25444591what does being logical have to do with a retarded decision when its very, very clear that 001 DOES NOT EQUAL 002
Some people were stupid, some people think all the stupid people are yanks, some of the stupid people want to make excuses, and some of the people who weren't stupid are acting very smug. I think that sums things up. Can we move on now?
>>25444591It wasn't logical to give them the core when they told us they weren't on our side when we could have waited for Steward.I don't even know why I'm saying "we," because this was YOU. YOU DID THIS ANON.
>>25444591I don't think you really understand what logical means my friend
>>25444620No I need to bitch some more.
>>25444577Team wisp reporting in.
>>25444614I'm talking form Shadow perspective, the decision itself was not these guys finest moment
>>25444601Oh dear god I remember that. Azure's autistic readers actually thought they could pull it off.But then the QM turned it around by making the situation the greatest plot motivator of all time.
>>25444623Yay. Lets fill the thread up with back and forth personal attacks.We had a brain fart and screwed up, we can fix this and move on.
>>25444614Man you know your dumb when Redaeth is making fun of you
>>25444650we almost ended the quest right there and then. I was half thinking about telling him to give up hah.
>>25444661And learn from the experience. Someone once told me, "Life is about taking risks and dealing with failures"
>>25444635It's one of those moments that Shadow is going to look back on and cringe. Like that one time you did that thing in college. You know the one. Don't [pretend you don't know what I'm talking about.
>>25444661I just assumed we were all arguing until SM finishes the next post
>>25444681>>25444680exactly, just move on til we think back on it later
>>25444671Well then you're a jerk because Terry is the greatest character motivation of all time. Even better because if anyone else tries to get to personal with the MC then Dr. S can easily tell them off on account that they're trying to replace Micky.
>>25444681The difference is Shadow wasn't drunk at the time
>>25444681My entire college career up to this point has been cringeworthy. You're going to have to be more specific.
>>25444703>that hits deep, anon. that hits deep.
>>25444718oh god my sides
>>25444718Needs more flag.
>>25444733Are you a yank? If you are can I slide on them?
>>25444704That thing with the bicycle and the paint tins.
>>25444703>>25444704how about that time you decided to look for robots instead of chilling with your bros and found this really shiny core thing and these other robots were all like "naw we're cool, give it to us." And you just took there word on it since you mind farted when you though about it. The next day you were all like <Damn, not my finest moment. Those robots were jerks>
Rolled 95Guys, this is /tg/ , doing retarded things is what /tg/ does. But I guess this yank thing is new and possibly stuff for funnier trolling.
>>25444760Oh fuck, I've been compromised
>>25444747Or that time you woke up in a locked play ground
Do like adventure?Do you like mysteries?Do you like watching a preteen boy getting molested by an evil shadow mage?Are YOU a preteen boy who wishes he were molested by a shadow mage? If you answered yes to any of the following questions, then you might enjoy Joey's Quest.http://pastebin.com/f0RQsEEjOr maybe not, I'm sorry I just lost my job and I'm bored
It takes some cajoling, but you get Auriel to prod Tyrael into coming with you on patrol. Hamil immediately rises when you ask him to join you, but a nasty look grows on his face when he sees who's waiting outside the Noiralev's hatch.You leap across the plateaus with your magic, eventually landing deeper inside Tarun Gakth proper. You walk a half-circle around your landing site, keeping your senses peeled.Neither of them says a word for the longest time.You clear your throat in the manner you've seen humans do when they want to begin saying something. <So..Tyrael...how is the captain?>"Auriel? Fine. Oddly infatuated with Sir Flint, if you ask me. But he's a good enough man."<Why do you find it odd?>"...well..." Tyrael shrugs. "She's been my commanding officer...well. She's been family for hundreds of years. She's had her relationships, but she's married to her work. I'm not sure what she sees in him.""He is a bit of a fool, for a knight, isn't he?" Hamil comments. "Aeolus's order is dead and buried. He's not even windborne himself."<You should both get to know him better,> you say. <He is stronger both in heart and mind than any other I know.>"I wonder from where your confidence stems," Tyrael says. "But I suppose, considering your own opinion, and the captain's...it must be so."Hamil purses his lips. "I can't argue with you, Lo - ah, Shadow. He did slay a demon lord."The conversation drops off again. You struggle to think of something to talk about, but nothing that seems like common ground between an angel and a formerly enslaved spirit mage comes to mind. You expected an argument, but with you walking between them, they just choose not to speak.Hamil stretches his arms above his head as you start along another plateau, high above a canyon. "...I could really use a game of stones.">con't
>>25444753and Flint got plastered while imbibing ignorance potions and tried to get with that bar maid dressed like an angel
>>25444776>>25444760CODE RED! ANONYMITY HAS BEEN BROKEN!
>>25444753You would be surprised how often that happens
>>25444780Joey is 16. 16 is preteen?
>>25444799i know, that's how i learned Absinth is not your friend
>>25444780I don't rightly know what the fuck I'm looking at here
>>25444806Its legal to drink at 16 in spain
"...you play stones?" Tyrael asks."...not much else to do in the sewers," Hamil says. "Can't train all day.""...Kelveren, or Elven?"Actually, I prefer Ulundi.""...me too," Tyrael mutters."...so..." Hamil says. "...does the Noiralev...""I have a board in my quarters.""Oh."They don't say anything for a long, awkward moment.<I would like to play stones,> you volunteer."I'll join you.""I'd be happy to."The two men say their words at the same time. They glance at you, each other, then away.The patrol is otherwise uneventful.You return to camp, unsure if you've made any progress between the two men.What do you do now?You've about a week and a half to go until the spirit mages finish their teleport spell.>roll up some more patrolling (who do you take with you?)>roll for fishing (people?)>roll in an attempt to find Steward or City 001 robots>stay at camp, stay vigilant>something else
>>25444866Have we examined the jump drive yet?
>>25444866Play fucking stones
>>25444866Now we need to hook up Tyrael and Hamil like we did Auriel and Flint.............Lets go fishing
>>25444866FLY TO KELVERE.For the love of God, can we please find out what's happening in the real world?Our enemies AREN'T having a nice little vacation like we are and I'm not sure why we got sidetracking into the camp-building stuff. We need to stay focused.
>>25444883Yeah. Been wondering about that. Let's see if we can get insights into machinery for a bit.
>roll in an attempt to find Steward or City 001 robots
>>25444866Let's go fishing with Flint.It's bromance time.
>>25444866Lets go fishing!
Rolled 82>>25444866>>roll in an attempt to find Steward or City 001 robots
>>25444866>roll in an attempt to find Steward or City 001 robotsNo rest for the shadow.
>>25444901Oh. Right. Keys keys keys keys keys for flints parasite! Was it?Also Obis is probably gonna die soon. That too. And our luggage we left with Yi Fang.
>>25444885>>25444896>>25444915>>25444917Please, let's go fishing while Sandalphon is genociding the inhabitants of Venia.
>>25444929>>25444901C'mon people let's get to work. We have much more on our plate more important than fishing.
>>25444901This is actually a good point. It might be a good idea to get a lay of the land, so to speak.
>>25444866Fishing. Let's get the lovebirds, we need to find out how to break the barrier between them. Ila and Cain as well.
>>25444883It's smashed to pieces beyond anyone's skill to fix; overcharging it was not healthy. Master-level workers from the engineering guild in heavensgate might be able to do something, but they are closely tied to the empire.
>>25444941Or, you know, go after the objectives that only we can while our team is here so we can get additional things sorted before the huge move?
------------------------------Vote 1:>play some stones, broVote 2:>let's go fishing, maaaaanVote 3:>goddammit I got shit to do. Supersonic to Kelvere
>>25444866We should check out the Orcs and ask if they might want to help us.
>>25444935Admittedly, there's not too much else we can do right now, and we need to at least wait until these guys are done teleporting all of the things.Then we can start clearing some further tasks.First and foremost of which should be getting our stuff back from Yi Fang.
I propose that we search until we find City 001 or steward and don't stop until it's found. We can report in every once in awhile, but we should constantly be out there.
>>25444980>>25444991Any chance of this one?
>>25444980How long would 3 take?Because I am hesitant about leaving the Noiralev for more than half a day or so.
>>25444951How convenient.Are any of the ship's systems worth salvaging?
>>25444980as much as I would like to do 1 or 2 we only have so much time so 3
>>254449544(Continual search for City 001)
>>25445019Our supersonic is supersonic. We're the fastest traveler in the world when we use it (that we know of), so we'll get there in maybe just over an hour.
>>25445040>4>(Continual search for City 001)Yeah this is more important
>>25444980Oh, also make sure to tell our allies where we're going and also why.>Dukes research>See if Duke is actually still alive>If not then obtain the lightning key>Check up on situation: their ongoing war with Kan-Abaretc.
>>25445028The midsection of the ship and the weapons systems are heavily damaged. The engine is still relatively intact, but lacks a dynamo. A shadow element dynamo would be preferable, but there's only two others, and the Black Lady owns them.
>DM's note:At supersonic speed (speed of sound at sea level, no, not 1.2 times the speed of sound, fuck you) you can reach Evinbrook in about 15 minutes.
>>25445072Well thank you for throwing us that huge bone.>>25445076>>25445070Guize that's not how it's done and you know it.
>>25445028We did get a one that fucked the whole ship you know.
>>25445092So now I can calculate the distance between Evinbrook and our Temp Hideout. Yay!But yes, thank you for clarification.
>>25445101Sorry. It just got kind of confusing.
>>25445092Neat.We should go get our shit back from Yi Fang and say hi to Abby before the day is up, then. He should at least be grateful, since we took a fall for him. Even if said fall did provide us with a fantastic opportunity in the end.
>>25445104Even with power to the engine, it wouldn't be very effective in battle.>>25445092Knowing this, would everyone still like to patrol for City 001?>>25445118On this anon's note, I'll try to keep rough distances in my heads for future travel times, but please don't freak out when your travel times are off by 30.4 seconds. I won't fuck you in the ass with the plot over something like that.
>>25445092Actually, considering our speed, how long would it take to get to where we assume Yi Fang would be? Doesn't need to be done right now, but getting our shit back would be nice, and he might make a good ally if we play our cards right
>>25445145>implying the angels won't blame him because we were confiscated from him and they're now in the middle of an intense meeting and our supersonic'ing into their city at that exact moment won't be incredibly awkward
I'd like to accomplish as much as possible before SM has to do his daily dental maintenance. To Kelvere, Archon and City 001, asap!
>>25445152I was agreeing with you on the ship thing
>>25445152Yep, we must find the city no matter what!It's also a pleasant surprise to see people voting for my plan.
>>25445152Would prefer Kelvere. Mostly because I want to know if they've yet been overtaken by Kan-Abar. If they are... Arland would be after. This is something I feel we need to know as soon as possible.
>>25445152Quick question.What would it be like flying supersonic while compressed?Would it even be possible? and if so, what king of benefits would it grant (If any)
>>25445152I would! I would!
>>25445195Well that changes my priorities.>>25445152To Evinbrook.
>>25445152I say hit up Robo town
I'd like to call attention to the fact that both us and robots don't need to sleep. If we want to contact other people, we should do that while they're still active, and hunt for City 001 at night.
Voting has devolved somewhat.I'll say this:>robots of unknown allegiance know your location>you have not made contact with Steward>traveling alone will be quick, but remember, you need to take extra time to slow and hop along, unless you want the Sky-Sever to fuck you>after arrival, it will take time to do what you want to do>>25445208It would hurt. Supersonic also lowers your stealth by a huge margin because of the sound...basically, you don't want to be compressed and use supersonic, unless it's an emergency.Let's start this again.Vote 1:>look for City 001Vote 2:>fly to Evinbrook, KelvereVote 3:>stay at base, go fishing
>>25445241Unfortunately, SM needs to sleep. So we need to do this as quickly as possible.
>>25445152Robotville. We need to know just what the hell is going on with the golems.
>>25445241THIS THIS THISWe are super fucking fast and we don't need to sleep. There's a time for everything, and the time for robuts is when everyone else we want to talk to is sleeping.
>>25445253>>25445175I'm ending the thread at 2, sharp. Not even any meta today, I have to get to sleep.
>>25445274What time would the next thread be at?
>>25445248Finding City 001 is yet another side quest that SM has presented us.Not sure why some people bitch about SM goalposting us when half of the players in the thread consistently choose short term distractions over our actual goals.
>>25445253I would like to get stuff done now too, but we shouldn't let limited time outside the story urge us to make bad decisions just because we want to see more. That said, this >>25445248 is making me think we SHOULD hit up City 001 before getting other stuff done.
>>25445248cutting off votes
>>25445274SM, maybe next time for stuff we do that does not contribute much to the plot, you could make us roll 20d100 or something and lump it all into one post, to save time. Fishing, looting shipwrecks, and an uneventful patrol, for instance.>just impatient to get on with the story
>>25445310There's too much to do and too little time to do everything we need to. Like a said a few quests ago, it will be 20 threads before we get a chance to take Flints parasite off because of everything that it takes.And we've yet to actually begin doing that.
>>25445342>and we've yet to beginThis is my point. It won't take 20 threads if we actually vote to get off our shadowy ass and start making moves.What if we find out that Sandalphon has burned Arland to the ground and that Flint has no country to return to? While we're hiding in the woods the world is moving past us.
>>25445392>While we're hiding in the woodsWe haven't even begun hiding in the woods!
Vote 1: 9Vote 2: 5>>25445330Character development takes time to write. The fishing trip wasn't going to be "you found giant fish to feed people yay the end," but a bit more involved.>>25445342Pick 1 thing and hammer at that thing until it is finished. The Ring City is crippled; winter is coming on, which will stop most wars for some time. I won't let the world burn while you're busy elsewhere, because that's kind of a dick move. There will be changes, given enough time, but it won't be overnight.If you come to what feels like a major plot fork between two choices, and you choose to go one way, rather than another, then yes, the path you didn't choose will create consequences. Otherwise, I won't just fuck you in the ass.You're looking for City 001.Roll 1d100
>Spend all day hyped up for shadow quest>Spend the majority of the thread doodling the mc of a different quest>Barely actually participate.Meh
Rolled 11>>25445409Rolling all 1's.
Rolled 43>>25445409BLESS THIS DICE DICE GODS
Rolled 53>>25445409bless me please based doorknobs
>>25445426God-Fucking-Damnit, the hell is with my dice?!
>>25445330Just about 3-4 threads ago everyone was asking SM to give us some time to cool down. Now that he's giving it to us people are complaining that we need to get moving again. I am most amused.
Rolled 42here we go
>>25445460Kind of a different situation. Before it was we got trapped and seperated from the very character we spent 20 damn threads tracking down. Now we've attacked what is essentially the center of the fucking political world and are trying to create our own nation.
>>25445460That was then, this is now. It's more of a difference in accomplishments, for everything we did two to three things appeared, and things get more complicated and harder to pay attention to because of all the sidejectives and plot machinations.I'm gonna go make that list now.
>>25445460Right, we recovered last thread and this thread. Now it's time to pick things up again.>time to be a mechanic
Rolled 85>>25445424>>25445426>>25445427>not sacrificing your two virgins to the Dice Gods today
>>25445465Oh, I forgot to link and it was one of the worse rolls. Yay!
I find it oddly amusing that no one suggested to Deep Focus Tarun Gakth for City 001...
>>25445426>>25445424>>25445416Two days pass. You scout across Tarun Gakth for signs of robots, going deeper into unknown territory.You find a lone repair construct, trundling along. You land next to it. It ignores you, and keeps walking forward. Eventually, it reaches a wall, and simply walks into the wall. It falls over, gets up, and then walks into the wall again.You put the construct out of its misery, and consume it, but you don't feel all that much stronger.>HP: (37/56)You're walking through the Noiralev when you hear some shouting. It's coming from a room with a door slightly ajar. Bright light burns within.You peer inside the door. Several mages of all elements are packed inside, many of them with ignorance potions from the Noiralev's stash. Tyrael and Hamil are huddled over a board filled with stones. It's an odd shape, very different from the one you played with the Duke. Several empty glasses sit on the table next to them, clustered around a pile of money.Hamil grins, then moves a set of stones over. There's a moment of silence, and then Tyrael slumps over, defeated. Half the room groans while the other half cheers. You suppose he made some move that decided the game.What do you do now?>search for City 001 again (and roll better dice)>fly to Kelvere>fly to Archon>fishing trip>some other strategy>>25445552You were doing this.>implying you can find it with Deep Focus
>>25445510not everyone here can afford two virgin sacrifices a day Anonim lucky if I can get one
>>25445552...well, that's embarrassing...
>>25445498plsA list of what we need to do would be amazing, especially if it isn't coming from SM. If to get some direction as the nights drag into early mornings and little details get ignored.
Rolled 9, 3, 6, 10, 8, 10, 8, 8, 3, 9, 2, 3 = 79>>25445460Dude these guys also gave Some obviously evil robots. What do you expect?
>>25445557How fast can we supersonic to that shadowy room with the shadow manapool?Let's go there and take the core, servant Ila, and get our mana recharged in the pool.
>>25445557Fishing trip. I like the slice of life stuff. It's relaxing.
>>25445572>>25445552MOAR SEARCHING BUT WITH DEEP FOCUS THIS TIME
>>25445557Look for that city
>>25445557Search until we can't search no more.
>>25445585No, we already agreed to postpone servanting anyone for a while anon.>>25445557Let's go to Archon to pick up our bag.
>>25445613>5-10 minsThen let's do that.
>>25445557Could we do Kelvere and the Archon in one trip? Not necessarily as one "action", but there's no reason we can't save time by hitting them both in a row.>>25445585Making Ila a servant would be nice too.
>>25445557>search for City 001 againYes lets.
>>25445613Well lets do it. Why the fuck not.
>>25445585Actually I can get behind doing this.
>>25445613>>25445585If it's really that short I'd love to.
>>25445622>>25445621We were saving for Tao IIRC.
>>25445618Well we can still rob the core and rechage mana
>>25445557>fly to ArchonIt's time to get this quest back on the road. Piggyback flint too, he can have his shadow jetpack
Based on current desires and past discussions:Vote 1:>take Ila to the shadow mana pool under Refuge and make her a servantVote 2:>search for City 001
>>25445643>>25445641>>25445636>>25445634NO.We should fly to Kelvere.Servanting Ila is stupid and we have no guarantee she shares our morals at all.
>>25445666no options for kelvere/archon?
>>25445585Good idea. We should also say hello to the Orcs of refuge. Ask if we could trade or something?
>>25445666FLY TO KELVERE.I'll keep posting this if I have to, guys.
>>25445666I'd really like to purchase at least the sense for servant before we bestow it on anybody.
>>25445585>>25445613Best choice.>Grunt angel worth 6 xp>Servant worth 15xp>implying
>>25445667>>25445677no, cause those options suck
>>25445677>>25445689Sorry anon, too many shiny pennies. I'm tired, have to keep it simple.Someone get that list out so you people can hammer out what your priorities are. I know it's tough to come to a consensus with some many pressing options, but it's true that we could use some lasting direction.
>>25445667Even if she doesn't share our morals, she's loyal.
>>25445681>>25445683>>25445684>>25445685>>25445694thank god, I thought all the sensible people had gone to sleep
>>25445697SERVANT UPGRADES APPLY RETROACTIVRLY
>>25445667It's less that and more we shouldn't be making major decisions at 2am right before SM is leaving.That and it's not very appropriate now story wise.
>>25445666I see no downside to either option
>these people trying to stop servanting IlaShould have declared the whole thing waifuing. Would have brought things to a screeching halt.
>>25445731Actually, adding to that, most of the really stupid things we've done have been late at night at the end to the threads.