You gently place Daniu on the ground. He's breathing hard. He backs away from you, dusting himself off.You keep your gaze locked on Jun as you move back toward Abigail. <Fang,> you say. <I can confirm it was him that interfered. Do we act?><No,> Fang replies. <I barely felt it myself. There's no concrete evidence, and I don't want to reveal your intelligence.><Understood.>Abigail runs up to you. "You did it!" She raises her hand. "High five!"You very gently give her a high five, then fold back up into her shadow, vanishing from sight. Abigail walks over the Daniu, and curtseys. "My uncle said I should thank you for a duel after it, so, thanks. It was kinda fun, we should do it again! I mean, if you want.""...I underestimated you," Daniu says. "I apologize. It won't happen again." He walks back toward his father."...did I make him mad?" Abigail asks you.<He'll get over it,> you tell her. <He's probably not used to losing.>"Oh." Abigail walks back to Fang. "Did I do good, Unc - I mean, um, archmage?"Fang smiles - and for the first time you've seen, it's not disdainful, or evil, or full of spite. It's just the smile of a proud uncle. "You did quite well, Abby. You can...call me uncle, anytime. Alright?""Really?!""Really really."Abigail gives him a brief hug. Fang seems to have no idea what to do with all the affection. He gives her an odd pat on the head, and she breaks with him to talk to Adavan.You wonder if that's what you looked like the first time she hugged you.>con't
Fixed that link in the other thread for you.
>>25593253You messed up the link in the last thread. Also, we can surmise from Jun's surprise that he doesn't have experience with a shadow elemental like us before, therefore we can surmise that he is not in league with our counterpart.
>>25593253Abby-Sabby is the leading cause of heart attacks on /tg/
>>25593363Military grade HNNNNNNG
Jun swiftly makes his way over to Tae Wong. "My lord, Ive have some business to attend to. I apologize, but I must leave early. I thank you for your hospitality."Tae Wong gives him a smirk. "The Cheung family is always welcome in my home. I'm glad you got to see the duel.""Yes," Fang said. "The families should all have a good measure of the other's strength. It's important to build trust between the members of the next generation. What better way than to have them exercise against one another in the privacy of our homes, -unhindered- by outside influences?"Jun gives him a brief nod, then continues on his way.Wong chuckles. "That was cruel.""Hae Cheung has gone too far," Fang says. "If his nephew's message does not firmly put him off, it will be the last time he crosses the line.""Well, archmage," Tae Wong says, extending a hand. "Shall we adjourn to my study...to talk?""Certainly."The two men walk off for a private conversation.Meanwhile, Yan is flustering over Abigail's performance in the duel. "That was amazing! You truly are one to inherit the tower. There's been a lot of rumors, but seeing it for myself was something else!""Well, um...Mr. Shadow did some," Abigail says.Yan waves a hand. "Well, I don't know what happened with that revenant, but if it hadn't, Daniu wouldn't have had enough time to bring up the full armor. He doesn't have father's speed. Anyway, we should duel next time! I've been practicing controlling water in a sort of sphere, kind of like your shadow, and I'd love to put it up against that revenant! What do you say?""Um...well, sure!""Good. That, and we can get your nails properly painted," Yan says matter-of-factly. "I'm sure your uncle won't mind you visiting.""You think so?"Adavan chuckles. "I bet I can convince him to let you wander over."Abigail looks like a bright ray of sunshine. You're glad you encouraged her to speak with the girl earlier.>you've gained 8 humanity (439)>con't
>>25593439This is good a girl her age should have friends.
>>25593439>Abigail looks like a bright ray of sunshine. You're glad you encouraged her to speak with the girl earlier.
>>25593485What, a living shadow and a lich ain't good enough?
>>25593499>>25593485more like "normal" friends>we're awesome friends
>>25593499someone she can hang out with her own age will do a world of good. We don't want her to become maladjusted.
>Daniu's face when Mr. Shadow
The rest of the group adjourns to the parlor. When Fang emerges from Tae Wong's study, you can tell he's in a good mood. After a few goodbyes and promises to meet and speak again soon, you're walked out of the manor grounds and board Yi Fang's ship. It swiftly rises into the air.<Well?> you ask."Vote number four," Fang says. "One more - and it's already lined up."<What's next?>"Councilor Ming To," Fang says. "She'll be a bit easier, I think. She just wants a bribe. I can handle that myself - much more simple. Probably a book from my collection, or a spell. Something of that nature."You cruise along, content in Abby's happiness and pleased with the outcome of events. It seems, that for once, everything went smoothly. You can't help feeling that it's about damn time.The boat trembles.<...what was that?>Fang frowns. "...the flight spell. Something's - "The boat quakes, then begins to plummet from the sky!Adavan grabs the railing, dragging Abigail tight under his arm. "We're under attack! Ten of them, at least!"Fang looks at you as he wraps an arm around the ship's decorative mast. "Stop us from crashing! I've got to focus my magic to fend them off!"You sprint toward the rail of the ship.Roll 1d100
Rolled 64>>25593574never a dull moment...
Rolled 30>>25593574Rolling all ones.
Rolled 55>>25593574cupcakes here I come
>>25593595>>25593596>>25593598good enoughAsk Fang if we'd be allowed to do a deep focus right now to spot anyone else who might be in on it.
>>25593574>"We're under attack! Ten of them, at least!"Shoulda iced that bitch before he ran off to call in reinforcements.
>>25593631Inb4 it's really angels.
>>25593631I said to eat him without asking Fang. Oh well, time for consequences.
>>25593649actually that was my thought as well.
>>25593631"Shoulda iced that bitch" oh god I can't stop laughing
>>25593649>>25593659>angels>in the heart of Archon>being this stupid
>>25593685Sandalphon has shown that he can be... reckless.
>>25593685>implying angels can't randomly appear in locations for the sake of plotYou're stupid.
>>25593680Mr. Shadow is a straight up gansta.
>>25593701That was BEFORE we destroyed their only remaining airship capable of teleportation.
You fly under the boat and spread your wings. You press your back up against the underside of the ship, and it begins to slow immediately. It's a strain, but you manage to land it without too much trouble.You hear Fang shout, and not 1 - but 5 - gates to the nether open around him.What steps out of them is not a revenant. They're ghostly, ethereal - and they wield massive scythes wrapped in dark magic.Reapers.The enemy forces converge on the ship from all sides. There's a succubus, three crow demons, two enemy reapers, and four earthen golems of a variety of shapes and sizes. No actual mages.Fang uses his magic to propel himself up to the crows nest as his phantoms streak off to meet the enemy assault. Succubi fire engulfs the ground on its side of the ship, and rapidly spreads. "Adavan, protect her!" Fang shouts. "And try to put out those fires. Shadow - find these damn mages and kill them!" He begins to form some sort of barrier around the ship - not unlike what you saw Magnock use back in Palthair.What do you do?>grab Abby and run - she'll be safest with you, in the air>Fang is the safest spot in Archon. Use Deep Focus and locate the summoners>some other strategy
>>25593574this ship is smaller than the other one we carried. we got this fine, though the ship might need some retooling later. though i recommend focusing when we can to figure out who we are fighting
>>25593712>destroyedMore like stole
>>25593717>>Fang is the safest spot in Archon. Use Deep Focus and locate the summoners
>>25593717>Reapers.Called it last thread
>>25593717DEEP FOCUS!We just got permission.
>>25593717>>Fang is the safest spot in Archon. Use Deep Focus and locate the summonersOh? Is it lunch time already?
>>25593717>>Fang is the safest spot in Archon. Use Deep Focus and locate the summoners>>some other strategyLet them know fear.
>>25593734You totally did, I was all like "damn, how did he know?"But then I loled.
>>25593750... summon our wisp and tell it to protect abigail as well.
>>25593717Deep focus. And if we roll obscenely high, more than needed to pinpoint the bitch niggas throwin summons at us, find that other shadow so we can roll up on it later.
>>25593717YEAH! exp snacks for all. and probably send a message to adivan, <if it looks to bad, fly with her>>Fang is the safest spot in Archon. Use Deep Focus and locate the summoners
>>25593717>Fang is the safest spot in Archon. Use Deep Focus and locate the summonersFuck if everyone finds us. We will eat all who oppose Abby-Sabbykins, rightful ruler of Archon.I'm sorry.
>>25593717>>Fang is the safest spot in Archon. Use Deep Focus and locate the summonersWe Servanted Adavan for a reason; leaving protection duty to him and Yi while we hunt down the summoners seems reasonable.
>Fang is the safest spot in Archon. Use Deep FOcus and find the faggots
>>25593725We broke it too.
>>25593760It's already summoned, I just don't mention it because it would get annoying. You can direct it to guard Abigail for 1 mana. I don't think anyone will have a problem with that.
>>25593717>Reapers.We gotta get some of those.>Fang is the safest spot in Archon. Use Deep Focus and locate the summoners
>>25593760Oh yeah, this.>>25593766And this, if it's feasible.
>>25593790sure do it.
>>25593790Do it. Wispbro can always be counted on to get the job done.
>>25593766I love you, gangsta anon
we have such a high opinion of our little wisp. ... And it deserves it.
>>25593717Order wisp to guard, then Deep Focus seems to be the consensus.
>tfw you've had the same summon for about 26 threads<Guard Abigail!> you tell the wisp. The wisp zips around your head, then flies toward Adavan, who is building some kind of shield out of Spirit and Shadow magic around the two of them.>mana: 28/34You use Deep Focus.With their powerful magic active, it's not difficult for you to find them. The souls of six mages burn behind the next ridge, about a half-mile distant.Fang can probably fend them off, given time, but a moment of inattention could prove disastrous. Speed is vital. But you worry about charging six mages head-on...What do you do?>supersonic. Make yourself a distraction>supersonic. When you're close, try to use Nightblaze>sprint over, but stay stealthy>use Blink to close the distance, then sneak the rest of the way>use Blink to close the distance, then go all out with Nightblaze>some other strategy
>>25593766I can't handle it, stop
>>25593717Deep focus, and whisp to Abby.
>>25593895>>supersonic. Make yourself a distractionTHE ANSWER IS ALWAYS GO FAST
>inb4 we have to roll on Adavan protecting Abby, and we critfail and wispbro dies
>>25593895Supersonic, blink when in range then nightblaze.
>>25593895Can we go super sonic and blow through the mages in an attempt to take a few out? we hit anybody with a tacle at super sonic, they are going to take either damage or be knocked about enough to disrupt something
Oh, I just had a thought. If we eventually go "public" with Haven and us leading, the people in Archon just might possibly realize that the shadowy thing Abby summoned wasn't really a summon? It's a stretch, but I think electing a figurehead with us as the de facto leader would still be worth considering. It is the shadowy thing to control from behind the scenes, right?Of course, the secret approach would have its own share of problems.
>>25593895Blink into sneaking, we should figure out if they have any defenses of their own first before chaging in.
>>25593895>use Blink to close the distance, then go all out with Nightblaze>>25593766>>25593815Now I can't help but translate whatever shadow says into this.Gansta
>>25593895>use Blink to close the distance, then sneak the rest of the waywe dont want to make this harder for us than it is. these bitches die quick and clean>>25593926thats his job. die heroicly over and over again. like a recyclable red shirt
>>25593895Supersonic to nightblaze. Do we detect a stronger magic from any specific one, or elements?
>>25593895Supersonic to be a distraction, then blink to close the distance, then sneakily sprint the rest of the way, going all out with Nightblaze when in melee range.Why am I doing this?
>>25593929Sure. Guaranteed high self-damage without Schattenkrieg.>>25593950Five are spirit mages. One is an earth mage. One of the Spirit mages seems to be particularly strong, but they're all not just run-of-the-mill battlemages.
>>25593895>supersonic. Make yourself a distraction>>use Blink to close the distance, then sneak the rest of the way>>some other strategyDo this the other way around: close a quarter-mile of distance while letting them see you coming, then while they still think you're a quarter mile out, blink right up on them and start smashing away with Hydra.Don't use Nightblaze, since it'll end their concentration and stop the summons; better to let Yi Fang and Adavan hold them off and force the mages to keep half of their focus on maintaining control of their summons.
>>25593895>use Blink to close the distance, then sneak the rest of the wayCreep up on em real quiet like. Get the drop on em and put down two or three befo' they know what it do.
>>25593949No, I mean truly dead.
>>25593973>One of the Spirit mages seems to be particularly strong,He dies first.
>>25593973>One of the Spirit mages seems to be particularly strong.FUCK YOU JUN
>>25593973At some point we should really get Schattenkrieg.
>>25593973I notice some good combinations here, but it would be tough to build a consensus with 10 different votes.What do people think about this?>>25593974
>>25593895>>25593974This sounds good. Maybe even make a shade of ourselves to keep moving forward while we simultneously blink to ground level.>>25593926pls no
>>25593998Work a shade into it like >>25593999 said and deal/
>>25593973Hmm, then I change my vote to blink creep up. Thank you, SM.
>>25593998Good. Add in berserk too since it's only going to be us and them.
>>25593998Go for it.
>>25594011I'd be fine with leaving a shade back where we blink from as a further distraction, yeah. Fulfills the "stealth" quota some other people are going for, I think.
>>25594037No berserk. Just in case they start doing something that we need to nightblaze.Can't use spells when we be zerkin
>>25593998I like this with the shade everyone is talking about.
>>25594052meant to link to >>25594035
He did just tell us they're NOT run average battle mages, possibly going 1v6 is a poor idea. Can we incorporate some stealth into this? jumping right in and flailing away seems a poor idea.
AHEM1) Supersonic blast as a visible distraction2) Shade continues forward3) Blink down behind them, instantly closing the distance while they watch your shadeWe'll decide what to do from there based on the outcome.Roll 1d100
Rolled 20>>25594071Shadow in the shit again!
Rolled 36>>25594071I smell 1s
Rolled 43>>25594071Shadow stronk!
Rolled 70>>25594071100 pls
Rolled 83>>25594071Captcha is aroused.
Y'all best hope the dc was 36
Rolled 81>>25594071Is that nine rolls?
Rolled 98>>25594071Did you need 9 rolls for the 3 actions?
>>25594105>it was 37
>>25594117>>25594114>>25594101If he needed 9, we succeeded hard on 3
>>25594105I feel like we get to take out at least a few of the filler mages while they're distracted.Unlikely that the "strong" spirit mage is going to find this distraction terribly effective, and he's probably going to be yelling loudly at the novices not to fall for such an obvious ruse even as they're getting put through the meat grinder.
>>25594101>>25594114>>25594117Those sexy last three.Yeah, I did need nine.Writing.
>>25594079>>25594080>>25594083Maybe succeed.>>25594084>>25594089>>25594099Probably fine.>>25594101>>25594114>>25594117Fuck; Yes.
1 -should- be fine, hard to ignore the sound barrier breaking.2 is bretty gud.3 is fucking great.
>tfw consistently roll above 70
You flap hard to bring yourself above the level of the ship, then gather your aura behind you and tuck in your wings...BOOMYou roar toward the ridge, clearing the edge in an instant. You're not sure if you distracted the mages, but you sure are making a lot of noise. It would be hard to mess that up. And then you do two things.You fire a Shade on your exact path. For a moment, you're almost hiding within it.>mana: 27/34And then you Blink, instantly appearing on the ground next to your targets. Every face is turned toward the sky, watching your oncoming shade. They wear robes with deep cowls pulled low. You can't see their faces.But you're a little surprised, because there's a seventh mage standing right next to you. This close, you can feel him - Shadow.Seems they're good at hiding. Heh. Of course. You should really watch out for them in the future.You stretch out before he can turn and snap his neck like a twig. You catch him, setting his body down gently so it doesn't make any noise.Your shade is about to meet a magic barrier they're setting up. They'll see through the illusion in moments, but they haven't noticed you.The strongest mage is in the center of the group, surrounded by the others.What do you do?>Magic attack on the center mage. Shadow beam.>Go berserk>earthforge. Cut off the two closest mages from the other three with a wall of rock (cost: 4 mana)>consume the mage you just dropped>some other strategy or ability>note: earthforge's cost depends on how you use it. At any time you can suggest uses and I will give you its cost.Some examples to give you a rough idea:>2 mana: grow a small wall or shield>4 mana: grow larger walls; cut off hallways, if stone is available>6 mana: control a large section of rock from a distance, forming it into weapons or other shapes. Launch spiked rock projectiles
>use Blink to close the distance, then sneak the rest of the way
>>25594261Jump on the strongest mage first and try to end him quickly. THEN berserk.
Rolled 31>>25594261SNAPPLE PANDERING!>earthforge cut-off
>>25594261>>consume the mage you just droppedOMNOMNOM.
>>25594261>earthforge>cut a large section of the ground out from under them, making a sort of pitWould this be possible?
>>25594261>snap his neck like a twigCame buckets.
>>25594261>>Magic attack on the center mage. Shadow beam.Take out the strongest among them, the focus on the others.
>>25594298As you upgrade earth magic, Earthforge will get stronger, with higher-cost options. That action is a bit above your pay grade right now.
>>25594261Go berserk.Our strength is our... strength.
>>25594261>>Magic attack on the center mage. Shadow beam.
>>25594261>Magic attack on the center mage. Shadow beam.REPLICATE THE SHADOW MAGE'S LOOKS WHEN DOING THIS, THAT WILL MAKE THEM THINK THAT HE HAS BETRAYED THEM
>>25594308Yeah Shadow beam the strongest and go berserk on their asses.
>>25594261>earthforge. Cut off the two closest mages from the other three with a wall of rock
>>25594261>>Go berserkNothing better against unprepared squishy mages than overwhelming physical force.No sense in consuming the one mage now, since it would likely cost us our surprise advantage. Better to crush the rest of them now as quickly as possible so we can consume a greater number of them once they're all downed.
>>25594261CoNsUmE the mage and what about using earthforge to bring up the earth around them that is crushes their legs between the different slabs.Immobilize them all at once.
>>25594332Very good idea. Pretend to be him (consume the body to be safe) and then rek the guy in the center.
>>25594334Oi m8 you are l8.>>25594327>>25594332>>25594338This has my vote.
>>25594261Consume the body if we have time, shadow beam the middle guy.
>consume the mage you just dropped>>25594332i like it.
HAHA TIME FOR BERSERK
>>25594261It seems earthforge wouldnt be too effective while they have an earth mage.
>>25594382>It seems earthforge wouldnt be too effective while they have an earth mage.THIS NIGGA. THIS NIGGA RIGHT HERE THINKIN' WITH HIS MIND AN' SHIT>
>>25594352I like this as well. fourthing, I think.
>>25594394Pfft, we could just earthforge the earthmage!
>>25594261Shadow beam, then berserk
This reminds me, we really need to get gaping maw sometime soon.We have the mana to support it, it does incredible damage, and it lets us consume enemies without missing a beat in battle.
I really don't like berserk because it makes us unable to use nightblaze or earthforge or any spells.
>>25594442Seconded. But we need to get constructs first.
>>25594449SILENCE PUNY MAGE. IT IS TIME FOR SMASH NOW.
I see two major opinions:Vote 1:>replicate Shadow mage, use Shadow Beam to target center mageVote 2:>shadow beam center mage, then berserkObviously, you can't replicate anything while berserking.
>>25594473Does 1 entail CONSUMING the body?
>>25594473>you can't replicate anything while berserking.Gaaaaaaaaaaaay, but can we do this in the future if we obtain darkness within?
>>25594449They're already focused on maintaining 10 summoned creatures, as well as maintaining a magical barrier they think has to keep out something capable of breaking the sound barrier.Similarly, we were able to break out of Darkxis' Shadow Control when in Berserk, as well as breaking Magnock's magical barrier, where we weren't able to while NOT berserk.Since Spirit mages are likely to try and Bind us to stop us from doing things, and an Earth mage is likely to erect a physical barrier, the Berserk strength boost should be just as effective as burning a Nightblaze, if not moreso.
>>25594499I would assume, as it's kind of silly to replicate someone while next to their corpse.
Yeah, 1 is winning by alot.
>>25594518Oh that would be both a dick SM move but also incredibly hilarious on Mr. Shadows part.
Everyone voting 1: WE ALREADY HAVE THE ELEMENT OF SURPRISE.We don't need to disguise ourselves from the people we're attacking in order to get the drop on them; we've already done it.This is the time to start killing them, not the time to try and do EVEN MORE subterfuge to the exclusion of actual attacks.
>>25594485>>25594487>>25594488>>25594490>>25594491>>25594494>>25594502>>25594509>>25594510>>25594526>>25594535>>25594545>>25594546>all these votes for option oneI honestly did not think many people would vote for this.
>>25594552Too late, berserkfag.
>>25594552But now we can have two elements of surprise!
>>25594552>We don't need to disguise ourselves from the people we're attacking in order to get the drop on them; we've already done it.>Implying we are doing this to surprise them>Implying we aren't doing this to be a dick
We aren't really a shadow elemental, we're the elemental lord of SURPRISE!
1 is a really stupid option and this is a waste of our time.Just sayin.
>>25594554Everyone is too focused on being clever and replacing the shadow mage to realize that it doesn't actually benefit us to do so.Either they turn around and try and take out the Shadow Mage that they think betrayed them, or they turn around and try and take out the Shadow Elemental that showed up behind them. Either way, their course of action is the same; the difference is only our decision to waste an action trying to be unnecessarily sneaky.
>>25594554I think the concern was that berserk lowers our defenses, and we are in the middle of a pack of mages.We can go berserk afterwards, and this gives us a second to consume the body.
>>25594505No. Darkness Within is Berserk turned up to 11. Even with Tao, while you're berserk, you can't use other abilities. It would be broken as fuck. Pocket is bad enough already.BUT SO MUCH POTENTIAL>inb4 kinetic bombs from SPAIS1 wins by alot.Yes, you'll be consuming first, otherwise replicating him would be ridiculous.Roll 1d100
It's been more than 5 mins since SMs post. Time to samefag more votes!
Rolled 100>>25594600>inb4 1
Rolled 29>>25594600>rolling low
Rolled 2>>25594617.... dear gods we are a monster.
>>25594617AND EVERYTHING WENT BETTER THAN EXPECTED
Rolled 28>>25594600Shadow spooky!
>>25594617Sweat Shadow Jesus!
Rolled 7>>25594600>>25594617I love you.
>>25594617That..That aint a 1
>>25594617HAHA time for rape
>>25594634someone needs to make that image
>>25594600I suppose it might work out alright if it means we get one extra consume in, but still.>>25594617Ok, maybe more than alright.>>25594573>>25594588This is canon in Shadow Quest: Carnival Phantasm.
>>25594600>>25594617>>25594607>>25594619>40>98>100>All in the first 3 rollsHehHeheHEHEHE
>>25594649actually roll 2 was a 7
You fuck with Abby and Mr. Shadow will shit 100s all over you.
>>25594687So, we blow off the leader's head and everyone has no idea what's happening?
>>25594687>com'on SM, time to bring the Thunda
>>25594617Well.. this makes up for when I crit failed Flint's light beam way back when.
COnSUME ThEM aLL!
>>25594717More like we're making smalltalk with them while playing hacky-sack with it and they don't notice a thing.
>>25594717>Did anyone saw where that come from?>No.>Nope.>No.><No>, I mean no.
>>25594751... we nearly DIED from that.
>>25594751are you kidding? i rolled the book to come to life>funniest fail ever rolled
>>25594687i wonder if we will ever get a stealth consume ability. something like the stealth consume from prototype. ink over someone while replicating their form, then soundlessly replacing them while consumeing them. with no one the wiser
>>25594769Shadow, licensed master of disguise
>>25594771I live with the shame everyday
>>25594819One of the hidden abilities in the dark grey area of the skill tree?
... looking at the skill tree I wonder what Ghost and Shadow Totem lead two. Something needing 3 trees to get has to be fairly powerful.
>>25594771Remember when I rolled that 1 and we go blow off a castle? Fun times man.
>>25594870Ghoul, not Ghost oops.
>>25594877>and we go blow off a castleWhat?
>>25594870I have been saying get ghost or ghoul for bloody ages. But we should get construct first if we get anything
>>25594877Remember when I roll that hundred and we dodged into Dickiel's face? Fun times man.
>>25594897Raziel master Dick muncher tried to kill us and several innocent people just because.
>>25594897and we got blown off a castle*You know, by that angel.
HE HAS RISEN
>>25594914Ahh, our first taste of angel. A preview of things to come.
>>25594934kinda funny how... mediocre he actually was. Considering how hard he was to kill.
>>25594819You could attempt to do this with the speed afforded by gaping maw. You don't have to make a mouth - just an opening.------------------------------------You eat the shadow mage like a starving leper, setting a new speed record.>you've gained 3 EXP (5 total)An interesting idea strikes you. Why not take his place? You step forward as the mage, perfectly disguised.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQ1QMTQgt2IYou level a hand at the stronger spirit mage in the center of the ground. Shadow condenses in your palm, and fires a pinpoint beam of darkness.>mana: 22/34A gaping hole appears in the chest of the Spirit mage, destroying his heart. His hand feebly feels at his torso, and then he drops like a stone. You feel strong magics vanish in the distance - the two reapers are gone.The mages spin toward their fallen comrade, shocked. The two closest to you run forward. That's a mistake.You fly into a berserk, smashing them both into the ground like ragdolls. Their spines snap from the force, and they're dead even as their bodies bounce into the air from the strike.The remaining three mages back away from you. Expressions of fear are plain on their faces. They look ready to bolt.Roll 1d100 to continue your berserk.
>>25594946You say mediocre when we were but a baby-shit shadow back then of what we are now.
Rolled 58>>25594949Less go!
>>25594954>>25594960>>25594967i'll take it
>>25594949vote for construct or both of the other earth upgrades
Rolled 87>>25594949Berserk like a motherfucker.
>>25594973Construct gets me vote as well.
Kill them fast before the xp sitting on the ground gets cold.
this battle is pretty well over. lets wait until after to decide on what to buy.
>>25594949Leave some bodies for Fang to identify.
Why don't we channel the Hunger shard and consume them alive?
>>25595011But only one of them counts
>>25595021OH GOD YES
>>25595019No need to leave bodies; just take a good look at all of the conspirators and prepare to replicate their appearance later so he can identify them from our simulacra.
>>25595019We got replicate for that shit.
>>25595021That's a trump card. We aren't losing.
>>25595021I think we should not use Darkxis unless we "really" need to since we have this fight in the bag already.>>25595019We can bring him the head of the strong spirit mage.
>>25595033We need evidence. Physical evidence.
>>25595003Oh man, something about shadow following the five second rule makes me laugh my ass off.
>>25595038The dice are fickle and it's 3 on one with the element of surprise gone.No mercy.
You sprint forward toward the the next closest mage - another spirit mage. A berserk, spiked shadow of many-armed death, you don't particularly care, as long as you kill something that stands in your way.The earth mage throws up a wall to stop you, but you smash through it without too much trouble.>you've taken 3 damage (45/56)You slam into the spirit mage and snap him in a way you're pretty sure he wouldn't normally be able to go. His life force immediately starts to fade.You turn toward the remaining two mages. One turns and starts running, and the other follows. It's the last Spirit mage, and the Earth mage.What do you do?>stay in berserk, chase them down and kill them>stay on their tails, but strike at them with magic>chase them down, try to use the hunger shard for easy consumption>some other strategy
>>25595021Because they're pretty damn powerful and apparently you dumbshits haven't been around long enough to remember how CONSUMING live mages usually goes.
>>25595059>>chase them down, try to use the hunger shard for easy consumption
>>25595001>>25594973Construct can wait a little longer, I want it as well but we should finish the tree branches that are close to the end. Like Water and Earth resistance and the spirit tree.
>>25594946Nah, it's just that the deck was greatly stacked in our favour. Ray of Darkness is a really powerful single target ability, he had no Resistance, AND shadow magic power was doubled. That he survived that spell shows he had a pretty stronk HP pool. Sandalphon himself would probably drop to three of those, barring outside interference.
>>25595059>stay in berserk, chase them down and kill them
>chase them down, try to use the hunger shard for easy consumptionCoNsUmE
>chase them down, try to use the hunger shard for easy consumptionLet's do this shit. We ate Sandles sun call thing, time to eat these bitches.
>>25595059Chase them down and capture them.
>>25595059>chase them down, try to use the hunger shard for easy consumption>>25595062>Because they're pretty damn powerfulMhh hmm, VERY powerfull can't they see how they DIDN'T shit their pants when we killed them? That takes power man.
>>25595059>Strike at them with magic.No chances.
>>25595059Give chase as normal. I think people forgot how fast we are on land as well.
>>25595059>chase them down, try to use the hunger shard for easy consumption
>>25594973I third this course of action
>>25595059>c1hase them down, try to use the hunger shard for easy consumption
>>25595059>stay in berserk, chase them down and kill themNo need to wake 'ol Darkxis for this.
>>25595059>IMPLYING YOU CAN ESCAPEChase them down and murderfy them.Then consume all the bodies, but make sure we remember the faces to replicate later.
Rolled 35>>25595091>sandals would drop in 3No basis for that whatsoever. I am extremely doubtful.
>>25595059We probably want at least one of them alive so that Yi Fang can work his magic, not to mention we could likely use the threat of Mister Fang's Wild Ride as a pretty easy way to get a confession out of one or both of them as to who is behind this attack.>>some other strategyBind the fleeing mages so we can buy enough time to consume some of the other casualties while they are still fresh.
>>25595059I feel like chasing things in berserk might have REALLY bad consequences if we botch the roll. Where are they running? Towards innocents?>stay on their tails, but strike at them with magic
>>25595111>One of the Spirit mages seems to be particularly strong, but they're all not just run-of-the-mill battlemagesFrom the mouth of god. They're running because we killed a bunch of them in a gruesome way with little resistance. Whether they could match us or not, they're fucking scared.
>>25595149... sure, why not. We have enough mana to bind both. seconding.
>>25595149Seconding all this
>>25595167>>25595062>Implying shadow is as weak as he was in the battle for Abby's villageAngels please.
>>25595062and remember, consuming a mage live gives more xp.
>>25595149>Mister Fang's Wild Ride>my face----------------------------Seems split pretty evenly, arbitrarily calling for chasing them down and berserking the hell out of them.And they're just fleeing. You're in random open land between some family manors and Archon. No innocents to worry about.Roll 1d100
>>25595198and what we're fighting is obviously stronger as well.
>>25595062We consumed a live Darkxis. We can handle these mages.
Rolled 93>>25595214>bad feeling about this
>>25595214>You're in random open land between some family manors and Archon. No innocents to worry about.Oh. In that case, let's keep with the RIP AND TEAR.
>>25595149>Mister Fang's Wild RideI'm sorry, but I burst out laughing at this point.
Rolled 88>>25595214Shadow fast!
Rolled 21>>25595214Rolling>>25595216>and what we're fighting is obviously stronger as well.Please see >>25595217
Rolled 77>>25595221>>25595224>>25595227>>25595229>>25595230>>25595231welp, they are dead
Yeah, would've been more concerned about fighting the mages if we didn't scare the shit out of them, but I really don't think we need to worry about CONSUMING things. It's what we do.
>>25595214Why the HELL aren't we keeping some to interrogate? Damnit /tg/, I thought that we were better than this.
Would we be able to use Gaping Maw while in Berserk?
>>25595280... out of gut-reaction I want to say yes. But I don't know since it falls under an active mana-ability
>>25595275Because we know it's that Jun guy and his whole family just jumped to the front of the line for an eternity on Mr. Fang's wild ride.
>>25595275We saw their faces, that should be enough to work out what they are doing here.Also because Mr. Shadow doesn't understand the concept of excessive force.
>>25595275I thought we were
>>25595297>Because we know it's that Jun guySure we do.
>>25595307Not when people threaten our waifu at least.
>>25595313nope, SM has us going beserk on them and our rolls were high enough to garuntee them broken and bleeding if not outright dead.
>>25595297With witnesses we can have that guy put on trial, and executed for having assassin attack the archmage. It would take his assface out of the picture with ease.
The mages should have defended themselves with magic, or used it to escape. But panicked as they are, they fell back on that last defense humans have: their feet.You sprint several times faster than they can run, catching up in just a few seconds. You clothesline both of them, catching them in clawed limbs, and slam them together in front of you.It's a...crushing defeat. For the enemy.You could consume these mages now...or some of them. Either way, Fang should probably take a look at some of their faces. You can already feel him on his way.He's coming in slow, though. Any souls you wait on will have already dissipated by the time he gets there...What do you do?>consume them all>consume all but the stronger Spirit mage>consume them all but one of the weaker mages>realizes best option>check all their faces yourself, then consume them. You can use Replicate to show Fang each face.
>>25595335Or we can sneak into his house and kill him. Both ways end up with him dead, but one is faster, more certain to work, and gives us xp.
>>25595335Fang can say we can replicate the faces of all we eat... and if his cousin is among those faces we show then thats evidence enough. Its part of the summon!(you can get away with a lot with summoning)
>>25595328She's not our waifuShe's our daughteru
>check all their faces yourself, then consume them. You can use Replicate to show Fang each face.
>>25595350better start writing that next post SM
Rolled 45>>25595350>check all their faces yourself, then consume them. You can use Replicate to show Fang each face.Yeah, didn't we already say that we would do that? Why are you making this a choice?
>>25595350>check all their faces yourself, then consume them. You can use Replicate to show Fang each face.This.
>>25595350>check all their faces yourself, then consume them. You can use Replicate to show Fang each face.OMNOMNOMNOM>>25595376This guy knows what's up.
>>25595350Do we still get full EXP if we eat everything but their heads?
>>25595350>>check all their faces yourself, then consume them. You can use Replicate to show Fang each face.best option
>>25595350>>check all their faces yourself, then consume them. You can use Replicate to show Fang each face.Well, unless we need proof or something like that.
>>25595350>check the faces and shit, leave the weaker one for interrogation
>>25595350>check all their faces yourself, then consume them. You can use Replicate to show Fang each face.i like it. quick, clean, and we get to eat all of them which is a big plus. and it forces fang to trust us in order to keep abby safe.
>>25595350>SM telling us the best option after tons of great rolls>not sure if baitI'm watching you, SM
If that mage with the broken spine isn't dead yet, stabilize them with healing for Fang to interrogate. Eat the rest while memorizing their faces.
>>25595350Can we just memories their faces and eat them all? We can later mimic their appearances.
>>25595385Doubt it, but it would be neat to throw the heads through Jun's window.
>>25595335Interestingly, depending on his level of mastery of Spirit magic, it's possible that Yi Fang would be able to re-summon one of the summoned entities (probably the Succubus, as they are probably easier to communicate with than Reapers, Crow Demons or Golems), and have them testify as to who it was that summoned them, and for what purpose.Not sure if it's possible to ascertain a summon's true name, or even enough distinguishing information to resummon them, barring that, just by sight, even with Yi Fang's level of expertise, though.
>>25595350>and slam them together in front of you.>It's a...crushing defeat.You fucker, that was horrible.I can't stop laughing help.
>>25595350>consume all but the stronger Spirit mageWe need SOLID evidence. Hopefully this Spirit mage is the evidence they need.
>>25595350>check all their faces yourself, then consume them. You can use Replicate to show Fang each face.
If we eat them there is no physical evidence for Fang to use to punish his enemies. Come on dudes.
>>25595405Excuse me, I am a idiot for now reading it all.
>>25595406We could try eating all but the head of one of them, and seeing if we get the normal exp for mages.
>>25595423>evidenceNigga this ain't Law and Order. We just gon' deliver SHADOW JUSTICE up on they asses.
Memorizing each face doesn't give us solid evidence in court. We can handle this issue easily, and give Abigail the support she needs from the public. How many votes will the failed assassination attempt get her?
>>25595423We can leave any identifying family jewelery/crests I'd imagine.Archon seems like the kind of society where people would be wearing distinctive family jewels around places just to flaunt your status.
>>25595399>>25595423alright, you have convenced me. eat all but one of the weaker ones, unless the strongest is stil alive. if he is heal him up for a snack later. if not eat him. we need physical evidence to back us up. but we do not need to strongest.
>>25595441If we get approval to go eat the guy sending the assassins all those votes he bought will have be up in the air again.
>>25595454And with unanimous support behind Abigail, no one (or at least fewer people) are going to send assassins after her.
>>25595350>check all their faces yourself, then consume them. You can use Replicate to show Fang each face.This is all the evidence we need in Shadow court.
>>25595384>>25595451Changing my vote to some variation of keeping one of them alive, if there are any. We can always eat them later.
>>25595480>This is all the evidence we need in Shadow court.We aren't going to be able to use this evidence in Archon Court, and at the moment, it's Archon Court.
>>25595498>using the court in what is virtually school-sanctioned backstabbing murder politicsThey'd probably just bribe the judge.
>>25595480>>25595498>tfw when Mr. Shadow's next shadow puppet show is a shadowy rendition of The People's Court
Rolled 18>>25595498>Archon Court>Archon>having a functional CourtJust fucking eat the corpses you retards.
>>25595526Or have someone honest, like the councillor Yi Fang just got the vote from to take the place of judge. Besides, with infallible evidence, the man would have to be executed or jailed.
>>25595545We can easily deal with this asshole of a councillor, and gain Abby huge amounts of support. Right now, the political gain is greater than the exp gain of eating the best of the mages.
>>25595557If Fang was able to do that he wouldn't have build a SOUL TORTURE CHAMBER THAT HE ALREADY MADE PUBLIC WAS FOR ANYONE THAT TRIED TO HARM ABBY
I'm pretty sure Archons justice system is pretty primitive, considering Yi Fang had us EAT the family that tried to kill Abby several times.
Guys; we can just mentally communicate with Yi Fang right now. It doesn't matter how slow he's moving towards us physically.Just ask if he needs a body or not.Not sure how people have been forgetting that this is an option.
>>25595579That's a bit different. Someone has tried to harm Abby, and if we can prove that it was the councillor who tried to unsummon us,then we can have him executed and removed from the picture.
>>25595570>>25595557Just stop posting, your "argument" reminds me of the things people said to justify not eating the wind mage when we already knew that we would face a fucking demon lord later in the warzone.
>>25595579Seriously. Mr.Fang's Wild Ride is pretty much proof that the justice system in Archon is basically nonexistant
You consume all of the mages.The ones you killed first have almost 'bled' dry...but you absorb a scant bit of their energy. The strongest Spirit mage should make a good meal.You're not surprised when you pull back his cowl. Jun Cheung. He'd been planning this from the start.You finish off your snacks.>you gain 8 EXP (total: 13)>you gain 5 HP (50/56)>you gain 5 mana (27/34)>you gain 6 temerity (227)You wait patiently for Fang to arrive. And arrive he does. He settles to the ground next to you. "Good work, Shadow."You warp your face to replicate the appearance of Jun Cheung. <Guess who led this little ambush?>Fang slowly smiles an evil, evil smiles. "Now, Shadow. You didn't tell me you could do THAT."<Do what?>"That disguise...is perfect." As impossible as it seems, his smile widens. "A dash of spirit, and you'd be the spitting soul of Jun Cheung."<...what are you planning?>"I won't need to buy a vote if we annihilate the Cheung family," Fang says. "I warned them - I warned him, personally, to keep his ugly face out of this. And now, I've got the perfect method of infiltration. An undetectable replica of his favored nephew!"Fang cackles like a madman bent on revenge - which is exactly, you realize, what he is.You think about how Abigail might have been harmed, and you feel as though you're more than up to the task.--------------------------------Next time.meta, teeth, etc. Something like that.Threads are archived.>>25595599That's pretty much why I just went ahead with it right there. He would have told you "What do you think this is, the Justice League? Eat the fucking fuckers!"
>get off of a late closing shift at work>catch up with Shadow Quest>mfw all dese crits
>>25595608Are we going up against a demon lord soon?>>25595592We also didn't have proof that they attacked Abby. Besides, the justice system isn't so important as the fact that if we can prove publicly that the asshole councillor was behind the assassination attempt, then we can cause him to lose his public support.
>>25595579Well, for reference, he only privately announced it to the councilors.Of course, that means all the families know about it...and the rumor mill churns, and the city knows about it, too.But it wasn't publically announced. The benevolent and caring ruler of Archon would never do something so barbarous.
>>25595631Ahh ha. This guy keeps getting us into trouble.I hope Auirel and Ila are doing alright.
>>25595631>Fang cackles like a madman bent on revenge - which is exactly, you realize, what he is.
>>25595631>"What do you think this is, the Justice League? Eat the fucking fuckers!"VoidBearer:[ ] Not Told[X] VOIDTOLD
>>25595658Ke.Considering that Jen Cheung was the asshole that we ate, I don't even care. I thought that he was the asshole behind the attack, and that we needed a way to get rid of him.
>>25595631Voting to buy:Gaping MawConstructSpirit Lash
>>25595631>13 totalBUY WIND AND EARTH RESIST WE ARE ABOUT TO GO APESHIT ON A HUGE MAGE FAMILYIT ALSO UNLOCK DARKNESS WITHOUT SO THAT'S A PLUS TOO I GUESS
>>25595645any idea when the next thread will be?
>>25595631>annihilate the Cheung familySounds like fun.
>>25595644>>25595658>>25595631Get SHAT ON for you silliness voidsucka.
>>25595631buy all three earth upgrades
>>25595644No offense, but just because you feel emphatically about something does not make it right. And while there are several people posting differing opinions, I feel as though - particularly with your name visible - you are weighing in a lot more than others are and it is coloring the debate more than a single person's voice has weight to; not to mention your zeal is a bit offputting, it seems, to those you are trying to appeal to.I personally prefer my conversing to be less impassioned; I tend to move in reason, rest in passion and all that.
>>25595631Great thread SM. Was a pleasure as always. Enjoy your meta teeth.
>>25595631>"I won't need to buy a vote if we annihilate the Cheung family,"
BUY CONSTRUCTThen see what it unlocks.See if we can get closer to a dynamo.
>>25595631>And now, I've got the perfect method of infiltration. An undetectable replica of his favored nephew!"REMEMBER, SHADOW, THIS IS A SNEAKING MISSION. Vol. 2.
>>25595670We need to do this people, if only so that we can put that theory to the test.
>>25595645BUY CONSTRUCT. and sharpness and hardness. i want to chew on this tree for a while and i need more abilities to think about
>>25595631get all our earth for 7 exp, don't care about the other 6
>>25595670Supporting buffing up our elemental resistances.
>>25595705Wait, shouldn't Reinforce be blue?
>>25595711maybe ghost and ghoul?
>>25595700Do we have any abilities to buy that would stealth our magic more?
>>25595631Gaping Maw will allow us to go all prototype in this next mission. Support
We don't need to buy anything from the earth time for now since we are going solo. Just buy the 2 damn resistances.
>>25595723yeah, he just hasnt updated the tree yet.
>>25595684>I personally prefer my conversing to be less impassioned; I tend to move in reason, rest in passion and all that.Fair enough
>>25595631>>25595678>>25595691>>25595705>>25595711go for earth>>25595667and something from this, prefer Maw
>>25595705I'd love to get Construct, actually.My aim is to get Shadow Totem. If we can hook them up to a mana pool, they last forever, right?
Goddammit. I'm getting real sick of going along with all of Fang's plots just because he's got Abby's safety at heart too. We've spent most of our character development on breaking out of the cycle of revenge and I don't want to help him with his. We really need to see what we can do to reform this country's political system. Being surrogate father of it's future ruler is a start but I feel really hypocritical doing all this to give her that chance.
>>25595631We should get Schattenkrieg for the simple reason that it is needed to continue our work on OPERATION: HYDRA
>>25595747yeah, gaping maw. 7which leaves 6so construct and sharpness since it leads to 3
>>25595758>We've spent most of our character development on breaking out of the cycle of revenge and I don't want to help him with his.We aren't doing this because of racism against a particular element, we are doing this to defend our friends.
>>255957471. Gaping Maw + Construct2. Construct + Sharpen + Harden3. Wind/Earth Resistance4. Other.
>>25595758We have to cut out the cancer that would assassinate a 9 year old girl first. I am not going to spend four dozen threads trying to talk them into changing their ways.
>>25595769WE CAN'T EVEN USE CONSTRUCT YET, BUY SOMETHING THAT WE CAN.
>>255957864. gapping maw, construct, and sharpen.
>>25595795construct leads to pocket. Finally we can stop worrying about losing stuff.
>>25595782Except it's not something we need to do? Fang already said getting the next vote would just be an easy bribe. This new plan is just personal revenge with direction.
>>25595758If we're to make our dream of establishing Haven a reality we need some serious backing behind other powers in this setting. Getting Fang into our good graces by getting Abby placed at the top as his successor will be a huge asset for us, and we also need his help to cure Flint of the parasite as well.
>>25595811Why not get Construct first and see what it leads to?
So since we've got it confirmed that one of our guesses is correct as far as unlocking Darkness Within goes, I'll try to list them. Or the ones I can remember which aren't completely ridiculous.-Plot (SM has strongly suggested it isn't this.)-The remaining resistances in the physical trees PLUS Schattenkrieg as part of a preliminary tree, as SM pointed out.-Shadowrage-Pure Darkness-Schatterkrieg by itselfCan't remember any others, but Shadowrage as a "berserking" ability makes sense to me as a prerequisite.
>>25595829That's what I really want to do.
>>25595758This is one of those times where Vengeance and Justice align in a happy little coincidence. Fang gets his revenge, Shadow eats some dude who hires assassins to kill a 9 year old girl.
>>25595814>Fang already said getting the next vote would just be an easy bribe. This new plan is just personal revenge with direction.Are you retarded? This isn't about the vote, the Cheung family stopped using lesser families and finaly attacked Abby in the open. We NEED to stop this cause they won't rest as long as Abby is a candidate for succession.
>>25595829Gaping Maw is something we should have gotten for a while now.
>>25595835>Focusing on our Darkness Within
ALRIGHTHow about I buy1) Construct - 3 EXP2) Earth Resistance - 6 EXPWould that make people happy?
>>25595861I would be happy if you bought everything on the tree~But yeah, sounds good.
>>25595861Please and thank you SM.
>>25595835SM only talked about Schattenkieg in order to throw us off because its not part of the agility tree, its part of the shadowy part in the center.
>>25595861sure, though I still want Gaping Maw soon.
>>25595861Perhaps Construct first, see what opens up if anything?My second would be for CONSUME or Ghoul.
>>25595861i would rather 1 and sharpness, but if that is what it takes to get an update tonight go ahead
>>25595789>>25595816>>25595843Alright. All good points. I concede. Still going to leave a bad taste in my mouth but you do what you gotta do.
>>25595867Not quite, anon.
>>25595900>dat fight between humanity and temerityJust as planned.
There are a lotta water and earth mages here. Why not pick up that water resist too?
hey, for the remaining 4 xp would anyone support multishade? Its really the only dodge bonus we are missing besides fast blink and its pretty cheap.
Alrighty, buying both.
>>25595927Let's save it for Gaping Maw.
Guys, why don't we get something from the summon tree for once? Ghost or Ghoul obviously lead to things we'd want to get in the future, especially since whatever follows after Shadow Totem has to be interesting, and we know Grave Silence would help with being sneaky, one of our strong suites. It also happens to be our least explored tree, and I'm pretty sure SM said that future upgrades would allow us to get off the summoning templates which means muscle wispbro could become a reality.
We need to hunt down that other shadow under the city and eat it.Let's have Fang agree to help us with that since he won't let us use focus.
>>25595941Thank you kind and beloved lord.
>>25595941>>25595927would prefer the other earth upgrades since each is 2 exp
>>25595964everyone is entranced by the shiny new tree. Let it wear off.
>>25595977>Let's have Fang agree to help us with that since he won't let us use focus.This.
>>25595964I always assumed its because we don't want to spread the xp too thin. Max out some trees first for the very powerful bonuses.
>>25595985i support this as well. i want me that earth tree
Honestly I want to polish off the trees we haven't finished before we go whole hog on earth. Fast Blink, Puppet Master, Gaping Maw, etc
>>25595992i've been wanting to explore summon and finish old trees forever now, but shiny keeps distracting anons
The minute we get the earth three you all go jumping to finish it but we still have not unlocked one thing from the summoning tree. I say we use the last of the exp to buy ghoul since it heads to the earth tree anyway
>>25595992This has happened every damn time I've tried advocating it. Summoning is the only shiny new tree we unlocked that no one ever wanted to invest in.>>25595998And yet everyone is leaping on the Earth tree without us maxing out a single tree yet, so that can't be the reason.>>25596033Same here.
>>25596033More like "fuck summoning" makes me not want anything to do with it.Even when the tree was first introduced, way before all the Xella bullshit, the mechanics of it made me want nothing to do with it
>>25596048For all we know summoning leads right to mana regen
>>25596048but when we need it to unlock stuff like Shadow totem and Grave silence what then?
>>25596048And yet wispbro has been the most helpful thing since we found Adavan
>>25596048Same. It's clunky and mana intensive.
before we get any of the summoning tree we should buy Summoning 1 so they don't rebel. I bet further summoning tiers will also reduce the clunky costs.
>>25596066Clunky? You summon one creature and give it commands one at a time. What's clunky
>>25596066>inb4 the other shadow maxed out the summoning tree
>>25596063And one of the main reasons we escaped Michael.
>>25596066>It's clunky and mana intensiveWe have 32 mana, stop being retarded.
>>25595922You're doing a pretty damn good job with this, man. I just really want anon to curb the temerity bit, you know?We've gone from "potential dangerous anomaly" to "potential world power" overnight and there are a LOT of people who are following our example or really paying attention to our actions now. Gotta be more careful now.
>>25596048We know for a fact that to unlock stuff we have to get things from all parts of the tree. Who would have thought fear would give us mana 3? even if we dont use summoning that much it might lead to some upgrades that affect us directly
>>25596096And what did wisp do that a different summon could have done better in that situation?
>>25596125Be an Infinite Bro
>>25596109And we have no mana regeneration, so we can issue 32 commands and then nothing.
>>25596125Not break control at the worst possible time.
>>25596134>A different summon can be an Infinite Brongr r u dum
>>25596125be a bro and get flint to make auriel find corpse and follow us at Ring city, you know not much
>>25596125It could have opened a window if it had hands. It could have followed our instructions more carefully so that we wouldn't need a favor from steward to clean up
>>25596137OH NO ONLY 32 COMMANDSOH THE TEMERITYWHAT WOULD WE EVER DO IF WE NEEDED TO ISSUE A 33RD COMMAND IN THE SAME BATTLE
>>25596144>implying any summon can earn Bro status, silly anon
>>25596150>>25596134>>25596141>reading comprehensionHe's asking what a different summon could have done better, not what wispbro does better.
>>25596062>>25596059>>25596048>>25596040I support getting Ghoul as early as we can.
>>25596159This. Wispbro is a bro but he can't be tacticool since he doesn't have any hands.
>>25596137Are you serious? if we get low in mana we can just go to a mana pool and recharge.
>>25596125Maybe he could have broken the cage himself instead of having to relay our plea of help? Or done more to convince the others by finding the body himself? There's plenty of things another summon could do with hands for example.
>>25596167considering the inherent anon fear of the summoning tree, its unlikely he'd ever vote to let us summon something else
>>25596161>implying we recharge our mana with anything resembling regularity.
>>25596161If we run out of mana, we can no longer control our summons. We would waste exp. on the upgrades.It's not like we don't expend mana ourselves, and we could lose control and get our face raped.
>>25596193but summoning one removes any chance of low level summons breaking control, at least wisp, ghoul, fae, and ghost
>>25596184So, we run out of mana in the middle of a battle, create a mana pool, and recharge?Or do our enemies wait for us to get to a mana pool?Do they just let us leave?
Purchased: Earth Resistance 2 + ConstructRevealed:>Automaton - Given materials, you can create a stronger golem of made of metals. With Machina Loqui, it can be programmed to take more complex orders, and will resist takeover attempts. Lasts until destroyed. (mana: 8)CONGRATULATIONSYOU'VE COMPLETED THE PHYSICAL STRENGTH TREEhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3suGfhnT2Sg>you've unlocked: Titanic>Titanic - You grow titanic in size, doubling your physical strength and defense. You cannot use any other abilities while Titanic (aside from berserk). It would be a bad idea to do this indoors, or around allies. Forgoes all stealth. Can stack with berserk. Lasts three turns. Size minimum 20 feet tall, 7 feet wide. Maximum is double those dimensions. Requires 5 EXP to activate.
>>25596203never stopped us before, when has mana been our only plan of attack?
>>25596193we have 32 mana. We can get to a mana pool in five minutes.Summoning might open up mana regen. and even if it doesnt we can bank on that mana for ages without needing to recharge
>>25596216>CONGRATULATIONS>YOU'VE COMPLETED THE PHYSICAL STRENGTH TREEI TOLD YOU FAGGOTSYOU DIDN'T LISTEN
>>25596216>>Titanic - You grow titanic in size, doubling your physical strength and defense. You cannot use any other abilities while Titanic (aside from berserk). It would be a bad idea to do this indoors, or around allies. Forgoes all stealth. Can stack with berserk. Lasts three turns. Size minimum 20 feet tall, 7 feet wide. Maximum is double those dimensions. Requires 5 EXP to activate.we know now, finish trees for awesome powers
>>25596201Correcting you, it's both level one and two summons with Summoning I which means that the levels after Ghost, Ghoul and Fae would also fall under our control permanently.
>>25596216wind is 6exp right?
>>25596216........DAMMIT SM! Now we must complete the other two trees to get that special unlock.
>>25596216Well, this lends some credence to the theory that we have to fill out a bunch of trees to unlock Darkness Within.Guess we're going to have to buy deadweight Schattenkrieg after all.Wind Resistance seems like a very reasonable buy, given this revelation.
>>25596216So the theory that finishing the 3 trees will unlock Darkness Within is all but confirmed eh?
>>25596216I say we get ghoul now.Also SM how big is titanic roughly?
Guys, Gaping Maw will finish that yellow tree. Lets buy it next
I will support wind resistance as a buy now.
>>25596252>Also SM how big is titanic roughly?>Size minimum 20 feet tall, 7 feet wide. Maximum is double those dimensions.
We should finish the agility tree next.
>>25596252>Size minimum 20 feet tall, 7 feet wide. Maximum is double those dimensions aka 40f and 14f.
>>25596252min 20ft by 7ft, max is double that
>>25596245That's right.Too bad you've only got 4 EXP left!Oh well, maybe next time.>>25596252>Size minimum 20 feet tall, 7 feet wide. Maximum is double those dimensions
>>25596252I'll second buying ghoul.
>>25596264>Too bad you've only got 4 EXP left!>>Oh well, maybe next time.Good thing we're about to exterminate another family of mages.
>>25596137>>25596161You're both acting very silly.>>25596109My preference is on using mana for other things, damage, buffs, magic cancelling, etc. I want as large a pool as possible. I'm fine with two or three summons because I can think of several situations where they would have been useful already, but my preference remains.>>25596088It was a reference to the regents requires for the summoning of the succubus.I've got no way of knowing if our high level summons would need something similar but in meta, agreeing on what to summon when and how to use it is another layer on SM's vote cake. I'd love to sling ethereals around to have scouts but many opinions and plotting just takes so much thread time. Which is good, but clunky.>>25596216FUCK YEAH TITANIC
>>25596264don't worry, we're on to this game. time to finish those skill trees
>>25596203<Wait!>"What?"<I am out of mana...>"Oh, ok do you need a moment, or shoud we just reschedule?"<Rescheduling sounds nice.>"O-ok see you next week."<Y-you too...>
>>25596216Gaping Maw and Wind Resistance are next, then.
>>25596264Oh shit son, we shadowzilla now
Voting to either save the xp, or buying Spirit or Shadow tree stuff.
>Schattenkrieg completes the movement tree>Schattenkrieg will unlock some xp burning GO FAST thing.Cool.
Kindle and Summoning I might be nice.
>>25596298No, Shittin' Krieg and wind resistance complete the movement tree.
What if we have to complete every single tree that borders the dark grey area to unlock it.
>>25596276>It was a reference to the regents requires for the summoning of the succubus.I think we only needed those because we weren't far enough down the summon tree to just straight summon her
>>25596298>Schattenkrieg will unlock some xp burning GO FAST thing.I guess now we know what that instant teleport ability for great distances that SM hinted before was.
>>25596216OK priority for skill lets try to finish those trees close to completion.
>>25596313Wind resistance is in the defense tree.
>>25596313Shitten comes from the teal tree. Wind res is in the green part.
>>25596333finall, my time has come
>>25596264alright, we know exactly where our next 24 xp are going.wind first. then gapping maw. then schatenkrieg
>>25596302Holy shit I only just noticed summoning 1 only costs 2 fucking exp. why dont we just pick it up now?
>>25596323That's what I'm hoping. Because that would remove any idea of potential setbacks via material acquisitions.All we'd need is a mana pool and we could just continue summoning, summoning, summoning...
Shadefang Poison might be a borderline skill as well. So we might need it as well. Hard to tell.
>>25596345You mean 20. We already have 4
>>25596313Wind Resist completes the Defense tree, Schattenkrieg completes the Movement tree, Gaping Maw completes the "change how squiggly your tendrils are" tree? Not sure what SM is calling that one. Appearance tree?
>>25596351Because we have no summons that it will effect.
I wonder what the center tree unlocks.Maybe nothing, because it's kind of general?
So does this clear up this whole argument? Lets fill out those other trees so we can move on to bigger rewards
>>25596351Because all priority is on finishing skill trees for badass super skills.
>>25596356true. though i might put gapping maw before wind. since eating things live gets us more xp.
>>25596362Form tree?Transformation Tree?
>>25596363It costs two fucking mana. Thats nothing. we should pick it up and maybe sharpen since that leads to three other unlocks
I think I'll just calll it the Prototype tree for all the different things related to both changing form and attack.
Okay, so our buying list for next upgrade should be : Wind resistance,Schattenkrieg, Gaping Maw, and start with the Natural immunity tree since we almost have that completed.
>>25596367At this point, I'm assuming it'll unlock Pure Darkness once it's filled out.Unless we're WAY overvaluing this newly revealed Full Tree Unlock mechanic.
>>25596378>Amorphous>Ink>CompressI guess transformation tree is correct.
>>25596216humm. now i am wondering if we want darkness within during titanic. or is it only berserk
>>25596396Fuggov. We have no summons that will break control. Buying it is a waste.
>>25596374Gaping Maw would also complete that tree. Aww yeah.
I wonder what the Servant tree might unlock...
>>25596425if we were going to start buying the summoning tree buying Summoning 1 first would be... wise.
>>25596420WAIT!Our hint at the beginning of the thread was that one of our 500 guesses was correct!One of our five hundred guesses was that we needed to complete all the trees to unlock darkness within!
>>25596362Light green tree (Animal characteristics tree?) is close to 15 points away from completion too. Analyze, Robust Immunity, Toxic Cloud and something else.
>>25596372Yeah and I would agree with you if summon cost like 4 exp but its so bloody cheap. We could just eat some random mook and get that back
Y'know, people jockin' darkness within like it so cray cray, when we got pure darkness be all sittin' pretty and it actually bein' better. Ya dig?
>>25596423Darkness within is a massive passive buff to berserk, no need to activate it.
>>25596430exactly. gaping maw, wind resist and schattenkrieg all three finish their own trees. but gaping maw might help us get more xp since we seem to have a hard time with xp disipation during a fight
>>25596445I really wanna know what that unlocks. Considering how fucking vampiric is on it.
>>25596441someone talikin sense, especialy when its so cheep
>>25596433Spend X amount of xp on a servant to make them into a DOUBLE SERVANT
>>25596441>>25596480Except we're focusing on finishing off the other skill trees now. Not the fucking summoning tree.
>>25596483Make a super shadowangel perhaps? Like Sandalphon.
>>25596298you bet your britches it willyou will go FASTVERY FAST>>25596362>>25596378>>25596398>>25596422Um...I dunno. Didn't name that one. Transformation tree works.>tfw the tree reward was Vaporal and you already got it thrown to you as a super bonus for a double critAnd there's another bone.>>25596445I call that one the poison tree.
>>25596483>Press X to Legion Abby
SM I'd like to say that your ability tree is one of the amazing things that keeps me reading. Especially the part where the players start rethinking how to spend everything whenever they discover something new about it or how to use it.Will stalk your twitter for more.
>>25596433>>25596483Obviously it unlocks the ability to grant our Servants the ability to Servant people.SERVANTS ALL THE WAY DOWN.
>>25596501yes thats why I said _if_
>>25596507>tfw the tree reward was Vaporal and you already got it thrown to you as a super bonus for a double critAaaaaaaaw.
>>25596507well damn about vaporal. that sucks. can we get something else? or will you just tell us you got vorparal again. and no it doesnt stack.
>>25596501But its so cheep. Its just sitting there taunting me
>>25596507>>tfw the tree reward was Vaporal and you already got it thrown to you as a super bonus for a double critWell, that at least explains why we didn't unlock a passive ability when we consumed the Hunger shard.Cool.
>>25596507>>25596528>Vaporal>Transformation's Tree Super abilityIt makes sence.
>>25596507Lets compromise and call it animal poison tree.
Guys. I would like to posit that the Shadow tree, as the biggest and thus most costly skill tree will net us the biggest of rewards.Picking up Wind resistance and/or Schattenkrieg for a quick super skill is fine, but we should focus our efforts on Shadow exclusively for a while.
Wind resist would be a good one to finish off since it's gonna give us some defense buff. Hopefully it's another passive thing like Vaporal, because I don't see these spend XP abilities getting much use.
>>25596547>Well, that at least explains why we didn't unlock a passive ability when we consumed the Hunger shard.>yfw we unlock that when we finish the Poison treeDex was really skilled at using poison abilities.
And even though we already have Vorpal we should get gaping maw anyway as it has a direct line to Hydra.
>>25596550humm. this is good. it shows us that not every tree cap ability is xp costing. some are just passive. so what does anon think the cap of defense will be? a pasive half level to all defenses? an active "IM THE JUGGERNAUGHT BITCH" invulnerabilty that costs xp? any other ideas?
>>25596510This was carefully planned. No one can resist upgrades.No one.----------------------------Major plot developments lie ahead of our cruise ship...like a giant iceberg. Made of plot. So, a plotberg.The Archon Arc is barreling toward its inevitable conclusion.SOON.
>>25596577The tree I mean.
>>25596574>yfw we unlock that when we finish the Poison tree>Dex was really skilled at using poison abilities.The poison tree also has Vampiric too, so that might also confirm that.>>25596587>invulnerabiltyThat seems likely.
>>25596595>inevitable conclusionIt's going to end with us wondering why we fucked Abigail, isn't it?
Well if we aren't getting the ridiculously cheep summoning powers we might as well get fucking schatternkreig and go fast. I would also like to point out that if we got schatternkreig back when we fought that demon guy we might have also gotten some slightly gamebreaking power for the time.
>>25596587I hope it's passive defense buff.
Honestly I can't see us using xp burning skills until endgame type scenarios.(Going Titan against the demon lord or Sandalphon)
>>25596614>. I would also like to point out that if we got schatternkreig back when we fought that demon guy we might have also gotten some slightly gamebreaking power for the time.Nope, your reading comprehension is shit. SM hinted back then that if we tried to do that we would be fucking dead.
>>25596595>Major plot developments lie ahead of our cruise ship...like a giant iceberg. Made of plot. So, a plotberg.There's a passive that gives us extra lifeboats, right? Which tree do we have to finish to get extra lifeboats?
>>25596216This is how I always imagined Erebus looked, this is how I imagine "Titan Shadow" will look
>>25596676yes, oh yes
>>25596649yeah if we schatternkreigd him dumb ass I mean the power we would have gotten from maxing out the movement tree way back when
>>25596676Now we just gotta watch out for pricks with keyblades
>>25596676Now this image will be stuck in my head if we ever use titan.
>>25596651>lifeboatsHeh.Ahaha.AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAYour body is not ready. I wish I could write faster.It will change everything.>>25596676I had that theme picked out for when you first used the power! Fantasiamind.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCEDfZgDPS8
>>25596608Please, this is /tg/. There would be no second guessing as to why, she is a lot of creepy people's waifu.Now, they WOULD wonder why they weren't so discreet with it. the answer? >/tg/>discreet>pick only one
>>25596729>The MajorHe's actually a robot
>>25596736Not /tg/ wondering whyThe Shadow wondering why
>Isolation was a master of the transformation tree>When we 200% consumed him we unlocked Vaporal something that we already saw it use against us>Hunger looks like it was a master of the poison tree>There are at least 12+ skill treesOH FUCKOH FUCK THE SHARDS ARE MANIFASTATIONS OF A PART OF EREBUS SKILL TREESTHAT MEANS THAT WE MIGHT FACE A SHARD THAT HAS THE STRENGTH SKILL TREEWHICH MEAN WE MIGHT FACE A SHARD THAT CAN USE TITANIC AND GO BERSERK GONJIRA ON OUR ASS
If we get Grave Silence will we not make sonic booms with Supersonic anymore?
>>25596729>It will change everything.Abigail confirmed for bbeg
>>25596751Holy shit good catch anon.
>>25596751IF THE SHARDS ARE MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SKILL TREES, THEN WE WOULD BE THE NORMAL TREE.THE BIG GREY TREE.WE ARE THE AVERAGE SHADOW
>>25596751So this basically means there are quite a few more shadow elementals to deal with.
>>25596751I'm more worried about the shard that's the maxed out the shadow magic tree. Doubly so wince THEY'RE ALWAYS AROUND FUCKING MANA POOLS. That shadow will fucking wreck us.
>>25596751>>25596751>We might face ChernabogPANIC
>>25596778M-maybe that shard will be a cool guy and only want to talk. R-right?
>>25596751>>25596762>>25596765>>25596767>>25596729YOU ARE NOW AWARE THAT THERE IS STILL THAT OTHER SHADOW ELEMENTAL LURKING AROUND ARCHON, WHO HAS EASILY BEEN ABLE TO SNEAK PAST US.
>>25596778>he has Shadow Totem unlockedJesus Christ.
Shouldn't titanic have a line under it for Active Use? Same with Shadowrage.
>>25596729I've got to admit, I can only see this being caused by us fucking up the Ring City and then skipping town and hoping to avoid all lasting consequences from doing so.There's no fucking way we're getting away with getting out of THAT whole kettle of fish unscathed.Also Chernobog strikes me as more theatrical than Erebus would've been, but I guess I can see it.
>>25596795HE IS THE GO FAST SHADOW.HE MAY BE A SHADOW, BUT HE WILL BE BLUE.
Any of the Magic Tree shards are going to be a pain and a half.
>>25596778God. damn. it.
Now I understand the ability tree more.It's not just our ability tree.It's the tree for all of Erebus' shards.It's what SM has used as a basis for statting the other shadow elementals.By god we are so doomed.
>>25596778>Spellcaster with Unlimited Mana>Berserk 40 feet tall shadow Gonjira>Both want to kill us and eat our soulSO I GUESS WE FOUND OUT WHAT THAT THING THAT SCARED THE FUCK OUT OF US BACK IN ISOLATION'S HOUSE WAS HUH?
>>25596751i doubt thats 100% because remember hunger used shadow manipulation to hold us in place so we wont be fighting things that are all maxed out trees... they will be mixed the fuck out PANIC.jpg
>>25596795He is the master of the shadow stealth tree.
>>25596831Maybe Darkxis had that ability from the other shard he ate?
Guys, calm down.If we face another shard, even if it maxed one of the over powered trees, we still have an advantage.We have the /tg/ dice!
>>25596809That or it is the magic shard.<Yi Fang, you'd think one skeleton monsters in the army you have under the city would have stumbled upon that other shadow elemental by accident at some point.>"What? We don't keep skeletons under the city..."
You haven't even talked about what I'm excited for, either.Of course, there are some things you couldn't possibly see coming.Have a nice night!
>>25596825>>25596751>>25596819>It's what SM has used as a basis for statting the other shadow elementals.>>25596595>This was carefully planned. No one can resist upgrades.>No one.FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK
>>25596831>We might end up fighting the combined water-earth-shadow-spirit magic shard
>>25596778I mean, can't we just bully it out of the mana pool by virtue of being more physically imposing, and then just sit right down in the pool and keep Healing any damage it does to us with shadow magic (which we resist strongly) with our constantly regenerating mana?When it runs low on mana, it will have to close with us in melee if it wants to refill, and then we just get to manhandle it as it will have low mana reserves and we would 100% outclass it in physical combat..
>>25596819Makes me worried about that thing we lost against Darkxis. Could have been our own shard. Which might be a good thing(out of Erebus' control/plan/whatever) or a really, really bad thing that will limit our potential.
>>25596863We haven't talked about what you're excited for because we'll shit ourselves if we get to that level of fear
>>25596872>they will be mixed the fuck out>>25596872>water-earth-shadow-spirit magic shard>Berzerk Titanic Supersonic shard
>>25596863One of Abigail's parents was a Shard of Erebus that became human, and Abigail inherited the shard.To become complete, we need to consume her.
>>25596729ok right i just had a crazy idea now ok listen up what iff we used titanic with schattenkrieg
THE ELF BITCH TOOK OUR SHARD
>>25596595Except for summoning ones apparently
>>25596917>ok right i just had a crazy idea now ok listen up what iff we used titanic with schattenkrieg>>25596216>You cannot use any other abilities while Titanic (aside from berserk).>>25596916THIS, on the other hand, would be brutal.
>>25596917>ok right i just had a crazy idea now ok listen up what iff we used titanic with schattenkriegok right i just had a crazy idea now ok listen up what iff we some other shard used titanic with schattenkrieg
>>25596919GODDAMN KNIFE EARS
>>25596917We break the world in half?
>>25596871Sweet jesus christother shards of erebus are probably snacking on whatever they can findoh god what if we meet one that is truly intelligent and competent in its abilities
Oh god the summoning shard.It's going to poo out a demon lord mid fight and then plant itself in the mana pool...
Hey guys we should find a shadow mana pool and then make a bunch of shadow constructs
>>25596957We compete with it in a game of stones. Winner consumes the other.
>>25596957Well Draxxis was kinda intelligentSorta.
>>25596916Then we'll never complete, I suppose.SM, if this is true, I WILL FIND YOUR IP ADDRESS AND HUNT YOU DOWN, YOU MISERABLE MOTHERFUCKER. I CAN DO IT, TOO. MY JOB IS IN I.T.
>>25596957One's a shard of Erebus with a hard on for JUSTICE!One's a DIFFERENT shard of Erebus who just wants to sit around mucking about with shadow magic!Together they fight crime!
>>25596968>Oh god the summoning shard.>It's going to poo out a demon lord mid fight and then plant itself in the mana pool...I can see it happening
>>25596968>Infinite demon lord works
>>25596968UH OH>my face when>implying this isn't all speculation>implying you have any idea what's going to happen>implying you've even come close to guessing what you're going to face in the very near future>implying I won't destroy your soul with FEELS>implying implications I did not imply
>>25597012>implying this isn't all speculationYOU CANNOT TRICK ME
>>25597004We have Yi Fang, Abby-Sabby, and Adavan with us.
>>25597006I would actually be surprisingly OK with this, if only for the fact that it would basically function as a giant XP farm where it would keep summoning creatures and we would keep eating them.Until something goes awry and it accidentally summons Legion. Who takes over ALL of the summoned bodies simultaneously.
>>25596968>>25597004Probably that's Dave, mastering the tree make him a demon.
>>25597027And the Demon Slayer, Ser Spaghooti.
>>25596863Oh god, please let Abby be okay. I mean, all this talk of Yi Fang going batshit over her safety and asking what we would do if she was hurt...Dammit. Something's gonna happen to her, I just hope we can prevent it from being anything lethal.
>>25597012Oh Siht Son! It is the summoning shard! We are so screwed!
>>25597031we wouldn't get xp from the summons
>>25597012That fact that you replied to that makes me even more paranoid.
>>25597012>mfw Yi Fang decides that we've reached the end of our usefulness and he sticks us in THE MACHINE
>>25597012Everyone, in preparation for the next thread, I have a plan.Praise the Sun.Sacrifice one male virgin of any age.Praise the Sun.Sacrifice two female virgins of young age.Praise the Sun. Praise the Moon.Sacrifice one male and two females as they lose their virginity.Praise the Sun. Praise the Moon. Beg for the mercy of the Dice Gods.If enough of us perform this ritual, we may yet survive.
All SM really has to do is fuck with Abigail if he truly wants to mess with us.and that's exactly what he'll do
>>25597066>implying we're not powerful enough to maybe kick his shit in if he tries
>>25597061I mean, we've gotten XP from OTHER summoned creatures before, not sure what would stop us from getting XP from these (hypothetical) ones.
>>25597087He wouldn't do that to Flint.Never to Flint!
>>25597065I KNOW>>25597076I KNOW!!!COME ON GUYSWHAT'S THE WORST THAT COULD HAPPENAnyway, I really do have to go to sleep now, so I'll stop having a hilariously good time throwing gasoline on your speculation.Next thread probably Monday? Maybe. Depends on how tired I am, family, etc.
>>25597087OH FUCK THE RAGNAROK TRACKED THE NOIRALEV TO THE BREAKERS
>>25597012MFWSocksandsandlefon says fuckit and launches a full scale war on Archon because he thinks we belong to Fang and so he holds him responsible for the shadow mage jailbreak. and Abby-sabby is caught in the middle
>>25597044>Summoning shard summons Dave.>Dave curses and then partly posseses Yi Fang>We must put Yi Fang down all while he screams at us to kill him before he hurts Abby-Sabby.
>>25597106That's beginner level speculation. We need to embrace the KUBOVERSE if we want to get to 5th level predictions.
>>25597087But Flint is not the waifu, so he is safe (for now at least).
i dont think we have to worry about losing any shards. every shard we have found comes from a shadow mana pool somewhere nearby. so i think that if we make a shadow mana pool, and there is an unused shard, the mana pool over time will generate the missing elemental
>>25597115>We call him Dave>He gets depressed>Stops possessing Yi Fang since his name is that average
>>25597132>On the other hand:> A new age of evil descends upon the land.>All come to know and fear the name of DAVE, SCOURGE OF VENIA
>>25597127>the mana pool over time will generate the missing elemental>We kill the Titanic Berserk shard>We fail at consuming>The shard is lost to us and it gets revived at the nearest shadow pool at max health
>>25597132Adolf was a pretty average name up until the 1940s
>>25597155>And then, even more vile and cruel than DAVE,>a shadow elemental named Mr. Shadow rises to power, and topples him empire with a mighty CONSUME
>>25597173But it doesn't sound as rediculously normal as Dave.
>>25597173"Hitler" literally meant "Cobbler." If only the never-sufficiently-to-be-damned fucker had taken his dad's name.
>>25597155>in covert whispers, there can be heard rumors of a secret cabal whose goal is to overthrow this great tyrant>whispers that speak of JUSTICE, and a benevolent shadow who works tirelessly to unite the land under something besides an iron fist >and sometimes, rarely, in even more secretive tones, the whispers speak of how Dave is such a stupid name for an ultimate evil, anyway, c'mon
>>25597124Well, it sounds plausible but how about something extra.>rumors spread that we are Abigail's summon and not Fangs>Abigail becomes the main target for both our attack on the Ring City and her lineage
>>25597210Father Shadow and the Justice League.
>>25597238Shadow: Superman (Manhunter?)Flint: BatmanAuriel: Wonder WomanIla: HawkgirlAdavan: Green LanternYi Fang: ???Abigail: ???Tyrael: Hawkman?Obis: ???Joey: Redshirt
>>25597309>Yi FangDOCTOR DOOM
>>25597309Yi fang is obviously Flash and Obis is Aquaman.
>>25597309>SupermanWhy not super girl? You scared of a STRONG FEMALE LEAD?In all seriousness, though, I bet you're one of those people that thinks shadow can't be female purely because we haven't been sexing everything up.
>>25597352Because we're the leader, and Abigail, as a confirmed female, fits better as Supergirl.Also, why do you think I put Martian Manhunter? If anything, Yi Fang might be Superman.
>>25597352>in all seriousnessIf you are actually being serious, you seriously make too many serious assumptions.
I came into the thread late and missed the archives and links to the ability trees, can someone help a curious anon out?
>>25597309>implying Shadow isn't The SpectreFuck the Justice League, we're Justice Society now.
Shadow is batman. Anyone who says otherwise chews knobs.
>>25597309>Auriel>Zauriel is a fictional character in the DC Universe. Originally a guardian angel who served Heaven for millions of years, he willingly fell to Earth and becomes a superhero, having been a member of DC's all-star Justice League. FUCK, THIS SHIT IS TOO EASY.Flint's gonna be sad that she'll need to grow a dick to complete the transformation, but it's a necessary sacrifice, man! Take one for the team!
>>25597387>I came into the thread late and missed the archives and links to the ability trees, can someone help a curious anon out?Just search for shadow quest in sup/tg/.
>>25597399I feel like SM did that on purpose.
I'm really, REALLY curious about that area of WHITE tree in between the Servant tree and Titanic.Look at the edges. WHITE. It might be the fuckin' light tree. Holy shit.
>>25597399Yi Fang could be Doctor Fate or Zatanna.
>>25597414Mother of god...We need to go through the other magic trees and search for the magic powers.
>>25597414Nah.It's probably negative space.
>>25597428>Negative space>On the Shadow Quest skill treeLaughingwhores.jpg
>>25597414look in between pool of darkness and shadow eater.
>>25597456>implying I did not mean engative space literally>it is a skill which inverts space
>>25597459Not the same level of whiteness.
>>25597420>The Demon is a fictional character, a superhero and antihero appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Created by Jack Kirby, the titular character, named Etrigan, is a demon from Hell who, despite his violent tendencies, usually finds himself allied to the forces of good, mainly because of the alliance between the heroic characters of the DC Universe and Jason Blood, a human to whom Etrigan is bound.>He has a very high command of magic.GOING WITH IT. Sorry, Abby. You have to pull double-duty as your own hero and the Shadow Quest version of Jason Blood keeping Yi Fang stuck working with the good guys.Doesn't fit totally, but I don't care.
Looking at this Summoning is pretty damn large. Its almost as big as our own elemental magic. I wonder why.
>>25597521If we make Shadow The Spectre than Abigail would also be the human that he is bound to too.The Spectre's whole schtick is that he's an incarnation of God's Wrath and that he needs an anchor of humanity or he'll just indiscriminately murder anyone for the slightest misbehavior.
>>25597568Because it spans three different element types and the crossovers between them, and relevant other skills like Magic Power. Probably also has some unrelated things that boost other skills on the other side of the tree, like how Tao is in the shadow magic tree.
>>25597586I'll allow it!/co/ pls halp. I'm out of my depth.
In spirit, poison movement, defense, and stealth trees it is 116 xp to unlock every single ability that has been revealed. This is NOT counting anything that these abilities will unlock.Once we buy them and unlock the dark grey area, we will have to spend 70 more to unlock only those within it that have been revealed.To unlock the deep purple special completion ability for the dark grey area will cost over 200 xp assuming everything we have not yet unlocked is only one or two xp cost. More realistic estimates put us at nearly double that.I don't know what the special completion unlock will be for dark grey, but it will have to be crazy to justify that cost.
>>25597586>an aspect of a God>outside of obscenely powerful magic or Divine Intervention, the only thing you can really do about The Spectre is take advantage of his poor judgement when separated from his humanity to trick him into killing your enemies for youFit's pretty well.
>>25597782>>25597633Of course, there is a (reformed-ish) villain called The Shade in DC universe and he is one classy motherfucker but he's a little too...neutral for our Shadow even if his powerset is more aligned with Shadows.
>>25597764>Spend 20 xp to win fight forever
>>25597865Then there is the classic hero, The Shadow. Not much in terms of powers compared to our protagonist, but his ability to hide from all human sight, is seemingly omnipresent voice. and the way he intimidates and terrifies his enemies with it before dispatching them in the name of Justice align pretty well with him.Honestly, there's a lot to choose from for him.
A thought. We ate that Spirit Elemental way long time ago. I wonder if we got a shard of spirit from that and we just didn't notice at the time.
>>25598443Unlike Erebus the Spirit didn't split into shards. She sealed herself under Jacob's Field.
If we get Wind Resistance I bet the tree unlock will be immunity to the Sky Sever.
>>25599844That is some wacky logic there, my friend. It's the defense tree, not the wind resistance tree. Also getting around a heavily plot related problem by unlocking a skill from the basically the smallest skill tree in the game is cheap.