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You are a creature of darkness and shadow. 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/6RzLX9Yp

Twitter (quest times, cancellations, updates):

https://twitter.com/ShadowMaster_tg

Theme music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLTQ5PlEWko

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Notes on Rolls and Voting:

When I request rolls, each set of three rolls counts for one action. For example, a two-step plan would take the first 6 linked rolls. A particularly bad failure can stop your plans early.

When rolling 1d100, I will consider criticals within the first ten linked rolls. Only criticals that occur in the first three rolls will be counted as "supercrits". This is still the case even if you'd have plan long enough to require more than ten rolls.

When I roll 1d20, the rules are the same, but I only consider criticals for the first five rolls, rather than ten. Criticals in the first three are still "supercrits".

When a plot choice results in extensive debate, I'll try to weed out the most popular trains of thought, and then call a vote on them. When voting, please respond with only a link back to the post and the number corresponding to your opinion. Other votes are discounted.

Finally, note that this is not a democracy; it is a benevolent dictatorship.
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ecent Events Summary:

You flew with Sir Flint to the mighty fortress of Archon, and met with the Archmage, Yi Fang, in person. In exchange for help with Abigail, and aiding him in seeking the Staff of Winds, he's agreed to help remove Flint's parasite.

Your friend, Abigail, is already twisted into a complex political situation. Fang requires his own trustworthy leader to succeed him, and he sees Abigail, his niece, as that leader. But unless she performs, her admission to the Archonium - a requirement for any would-be councilor or archmage - is in question, and while that is so, she is a target for those that would take a seat, or the archmage's tower, for themselves. Fang sees you as the "summon" that will ensure none question her abilities.

You've already destroyed a family that targeted her for their own political gain, but learned that they were only puppets of a greater threat - the councilor Hae Cheung, who seeks the title of Archmage for himself.

There are ten council seats - 9 currently occupied. Abigail requires a majority approval to be admitted to the Archonium. After securing the vote of Tae Wong, you were ambushed by Cheung's forces on the way back to the city.

With the Cheung family caught twice crossing the line, Yi Fang plotted revenge of an immediate and violent nature, but you convinced him to change his plans to that of a stealthy assassination. By replicating the appearence of Hae Cheung's favored nephew, Jun, who you've already killed, you've managed to sneak into the heart of the Cheung family household.

You met withe Jun Cheung's wife, Lanfen. You attempted to preserve the lives of innocents - including Jun's own family - but Lanfen refused to abandon you, and promised to stage a coup while you confronted Hae Cheung.

And now, in the upper tower of the castle, you attacked the councilor and his son. The manor below has exploded into battle.
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HERE WERE GO
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Try to remember
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Ability Tree

GREEN 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/Xap75HwF

Books the Main Character has read:

http://pastebin.com/dAXR00gP

Character Sheet including learned abilities and other important information:

http://pastebin.com/k5tGn2UW
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>>25665451

This getting hilariously ridiculous
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Current Statistics:

HP: 46/56
Mana: 17/34
EXP: 4
Humanity: 444
Temerity: 227

Shards of True Darkness: 2
(Isolation) - Weak
{Hunger} - Strong

Summoned:

Wisp (1 mana per order, does not break control, stealths with you)

Equipment:

Utility belt with purse

Inventory:

Shadow Sword Shard x 2
Fancy Sun-Moon Key
Succubus Reagents x 1

Current Location:

Archon - Cheung family manor
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>>25665415
here_we_go
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>Last time...

"...do you know why I hold my grudge?" the councilor asks.

You decide that the best policy, for the moment, is to remain silent.

"When the last war between Archon and the Empire finally ended, Archon was a wreck. Arland had revolted. Felnoir snatched more territory from our northern border. The attempt to undermine the Empire by destroying their forests backfired, resulting in a strong alliance between Atlantis, which had formerly been neutral, and the angels.

"Fang took over as the young, powerful archmage, and began the war. 60 years later, we lost, and he was disgraced. And I - I was at my peak. The time was right to overthrow the Fangs and take leadership for the Cheung family, and restore this country." Cheung slowly walks toward you. He raises a finger. "But somehow - somehow! - he weaseled his way out of it. His true brilliance was never in war - it was in politics. He bribed. He cajoled. He forged alliances only to pit them against one another. He swam the avalanche and survived, thrived - and he's never stopped rubbing my nose in it, not for one single day!"

Cheung now towers over you. His face is a mask of rage. "I WILL TAKE HIS TOWER, I WILL HAVE HIS SEAT, AND I WILL KILL HIS FAMILY, AS HE KILLED MINE! I WILL DANCE ON THE GRAVE OF HIS PATHETIC LITTLE PUPPET OF A NIECE! THEN, AND ONLY THEN, WILL I BE SATISFIED!!"

The councilor is breathing heavily, his finger jabbed repeatedly into your face during his tirade. You feel a slight pang of pity for him. A man bent toward Fang in eternal revenge for past wrongs.

You wonder how long Fang's list must be. Pretty long, you'd wager.

But the circle of revenge must stop somewhere...and he can't be allowed to harm Abigail.

He's right in front of you, tired from his own shouting. This might be the best chance...

"And here you sit, demanding the family change its course because you're scared of a little shadow," Hae Cheung says. "Disgusting. I expected better from you."

>con't
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It's shadow time!
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>>25665415
So basically, the key phrase in this scenario is "Sometimes we hurt the ones we love. And I love you folks very much."?
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Time to EAT?
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"Then I'm happy to inform you..."

Your nightblaze shocks from your body, rolling out over the room. It moves through the walls, smashes through the castle, and disintegrates enchantments. The room goes dark.

>Mana: 17/34

<...that Jun died following your orders.>

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5Gi_trjnu4

You leap up from the chair, whipping a limb toward Chen. It glances off his chin, but he's send sprawling over the top of the couch.

Your momentum carries your into the councilor.

You smash into a shield of Spirit. With the enchantments fogging your senses gone, you can feel his strength. It rolls off him in waves of orange light - nothing quite like Fang, but he was fast enough to get up something between you casting your spell and lunging for him. You press in against the spell, hard, but it doesn't budge.

He uses his magic to leap to the other side of the room. "Kill me if you can, creature! I'll use your skin as a rug!"

You feel an explosion of magic rip through the castle below you, and then more, popping like fireworks here and there. The battle has begun!

A blast rocks the hallway past the door. Zhang is throwing everything he has at Bal!

Magic slams into you from the side, throwing you across the room. You crack into the stone. You're back up quick, but that hurt. You glance over. Chen Cheung is already preparing another spell - and it looks like the councilor is starting to summon something very unfriendly.

>you've taken 4 damage (46/54)

What do you do?

>quite a few options here. Some potential combinations:

>another full power nightblaze. Stop their magic, no matter what!
>nightflare the summon; dodge Chen's spell, and attack him
>nightflare the summon; dodge Chen's spell, and attack the councilor
>use shade to create a distraction; attack one of them
>use shadowmeld to vanish into the shadows, and launch a surprise attack
>attempt to dodge the spell and attack one of them directly
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>>25665521
>nightflare the summon; dodge Chen's spell, and attack him
CHEN. MUST. DIE.
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Rolled 1

>>25665521
Full power nightblaze and then go full berzerk and titanic on their asses
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>use shade to create a distraction; attack one of them
buy multishade!

Lets use shadowbeam as our surprise attack. Attack Chen.
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>>25665521

>nightflare the summon, tank Chen's spell and attack and the councilor

We've got HP, and I figure that if we don't dodge, we get a bonus for the attack.
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>>25665521
>nightflare the summon; dodge Chen's spell, and attack him
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>>25665521
>another full power nightblaze. Stop their magic, no matter what!
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>>25665468
I could add more. I love messing around with gimp.

Any suggestions? I was thinking Snoops.
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>>25665521
>nightflare the summon; dodge Chen's spell, and attack him

As a bonus, let's see if we can have him throw that spell into his father or Bal. Maybe we can have them fight each other.
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Rolled 49

Roll test to see what we're facing this thread...
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>>25665571

Definitely. Just throw in everything and the kitchen sink.
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>>25665521
>nightflare the summon; dodge Chen's spell, and attack the councilor
If by "dodge and attack the councillor" you mean just Blink behind the fucker.
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>>25665521
>>another full power nightblaze. Stop their magic, no matter what!
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>>25665521
>another full power nightblaze. Stop their magic, no matter what!
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>>25665571
Add two snoops
No, FIVE SNOOPS.
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>>25665521
>another full power nightblaze. Stop their magic, no matter what!
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>>25665586

You could use Blink to dodge.

Argh, too many options. Oh well, that's how it goes.

>>25665559

You can always tank right through the spell. It will have the effect you expected, though at the cost of tanking the spell.
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the problem with nightblaze is that our allies are fighting throughout the house now.
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>No option for BERSERK
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>>25665521
Hey, SM, Question about the Shard usage system. If we use a shard, how much of a charge does that use, and for what?
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>>25665637
I would second going TITANIC BERSERK!
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>>25665649
We don't have the xp to spend for titanic. It activates with xp spending, not mana.
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>>25665649
we lack the xp, and that would kinda defeat the purpose of dividing the house into its factions.
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>>25665621
Could we use isolation to tank the spell?
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>>25665681
Or hunger. Hunger we used on Michael
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>>25665681
>(Isolation) - Weak

Probably not a great idea.
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>>25665644
>>25665681
If we can use a single stage of Hunger from strong to just below it, I'd support that...
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>nightflare the summon; dodge Chen's spell, and attack him
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>>25665681
Isolation is too weak and I'd rather save Hunger for something more serious.
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When you use a shard, it's sort of like a spell - makes your roll easier. Most shards are good at one thing or another. Hunger, obviously, boosts your consume. Isolation is a sort of "superfear" that can interrupt spells and stun enemies. I'm only telling you that because you already pretty much figured it out.

When you use a shard, its charge-quality decreases by one level. If you have shitty rolls, you'll be forced to draw on more of the shard to make up for it, and its quality will decrease more than normal.
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>>25665713
So no using the weak shard then. Gotcha.
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We shoulda repaired isolation..
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>>25665738
we tried, awful rolls.
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>>25665713
Ok, that makes sense. Thanks for the clarification, SM.
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>>25665713

So, put another way, the "status" of a shard doesn't effect its active power, but if you abuse them they'll become totally useless.

I should also tell you that the shards themselves grant passive bonuses. If you push them hard enough in active use that they become fragile or break, you lose these bonuses. But even a broken shard can be repaired with your meditation.

The shards are important to the plot. Misuse will incur certain consequences. That is all.
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>>25665763
Can we repair the shard that broke when we ate Darkxis or is that gone forever?
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Isolation has another stage between weak and broken. We can save it for a nastier looking spell for now.
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Votes are a bit scattered here. I like the argument that using nightblaze might negatively effect your allies in battle, so we'll go with:

1) nightflare the summon (2 mana)
2) dodge the spell
3) attack Chen

Roll 1d100
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>Spirit Lash - Lash out with multiple strikes of spirit magic. (mana cost: 4. Takes best of 5 rolls rather than 3)
>best of 5 rolls
Reminder than Spirit Lash is looking very powerful for how cheap it is.
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Rolled 86

>>25665810
rolling to not die
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It's gone, permanently.
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Rolled 96

>>25665810
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Rolled 85

>>25665810
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Rolled 29

>>25665810
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Rolled 22

>>25665810
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Rolled 47

>>25665810
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Rolled 94

>>25665810
>natural 1
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>>25665834
linked to
>>25665786
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>>25665833
>>25665835
Neat. No more rolls needed.
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>>25665786
...dude, we GOT his shard. Like, right now. Not even broken once, and its the stronger of the two.
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Rolled 65

>>25665810
rolling agian just because
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>>25665865

I actually needed a 9th roll for the third action.
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>>25665864
Darkxis had 2 shards. We got hunger and the other one he had broke when we consumed him.
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Rolled 1, 69, 79, 12, 3 = 164

>>25665763
Can we ever lose a shard?
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Rolled 73

>>25665871
>>25665810
k
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Rolled 68

>>25665833
>>25665835
First action

>>25665838
>>25665839
Second action

>>25665845
>>25665865
Third action

>>25665810
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alright we kill that summon, fail to dodge the spell and succeed on our attack. Noth bad
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Honestly, we shouldn't have done that nightblaze. I think we're relying too much on it. It's a good way to strip magical defenses but AFAIK he didn't have any on at the time. We should have just gone supersonic bullet to the back of the head instead of dropping our sexy one-liner and warning him.

Well, what's done is done. Nightblaze it again, and attack one of them. Berserk ASAP.
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Well, we succeeded on the first and maybe third rolls.
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Rolled 42

>>25665810
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>>25665864
So he had two and if we had rolled well enough we would've had three by now
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>>25665895
Eh, those are the important ones. We fuck up Chen's summon and attack him, but might take a little damage.
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>>25665810
>1) nightflare the summon (2 mana)
NIGHTFLARE IS 1 MANA.

We did buy Oneness.
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>>25665938

I know, I just wrote down the base cost.
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We should have 19 mana. You spent 10 for the nightblaze last thread instead of reducing to 8 from oneness.
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>>25665993
ctr+f "mana:" in the last thread.

2 results.

first shows 27 mana.

then we use nightblaze.

17 left.
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You use Nightflare! A rolling shock of anti-magic flies at Hae Cheung's summon!

>mana: 16/34

It's a direct hit! The orange sigil freezes, then falls apart. Hae wastes time trying to stop it, but it's a wasted effort.

The concentration cost you time. Chen flings another orange missile your way. You throw yourself up, but the magic follows you, locked onto your aura! It doesn't strike you head on, but it's a nasty blow.

>you take 4 damage (42/56)

But pressure from the blast carries you up to the ceiling! You react quickly, forming a set of arms to stop your momentum, and then rebound, heading straight for Chen! He doesn't have time to prepare another spell. You shape one of your limbs into a sword and slice through his arm at the shoulder. He falls back onto the floor, screaming. His magic flickers as he tries to throw everything he has between you and him.

Meanwhile, Hae Cheung has repaired his sigil! The gateway isn't open yet...

What do you do?

>attack the councilor directly before the spell completes itself
>try to negate the summon a second time
>let the councilor have his summon. You've got a mage to eat...
>some other strategy
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>>25665993

This anon is correct.

Mana: 18/34
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>>25666044
Uh...
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>>25666036
>attack the councilor directly before the spell completes itself

Shadow Spear to the brain
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>>25666036
>let the councilor have his summon. You've got a mage to eat...
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>>25666036
CONSUME
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>>25666036
>attack the councilor directly before the spell completes itself
Kill him
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>>25666036
Use nightflare on that summon and use hunger shard to consume the Councillor.
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Rolled 15

>>25666036
>attack the councilor directly before the spell completes itself
while i hate wasting this wonderful tasty mage, we do not have the ability to let this guy get a summon off
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Rolled 10

>>25666036
>CONSUME

SM can we nightblaze a summon to kill it if its already been summoned?
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>>25666036

Nightflare and attack again.
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>>25666083
Here. Changing to >>25666097
And did we take Chen's arm all the way off or just cut into it?
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>>25666036
CONSUME
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>>25666036

>Launch Fear at Hae, then we CONSUME Chen.

Chen dies screaming. Let's go with the inside the body consume...
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Rolled 24

WAIT GUYS

what if we have wispbro attack Hae Cheung and distract him from summoning his whatever, so that we have time to CONSUME Chen?
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>>25666109

This. Mages are still human. A severed arm locks the other guy down for a while. Take out the main boss.
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CONSUME
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>>25666118

Arm is nearly severed.
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>>25666132
Combine that with using our strengthened hunger shard during the consume and you have my second good sir.
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>>25666127
Fear won't do shit because it's a blast of spirit magic. Hae has spirit barriers.
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>>25666036

Use nightflare on teh summon, then consume the councillor with the hunger shard.
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>>25666132
THIS THIS THIS!

Make him attack at the cresendo of Hae's summon.
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>>25666036
Nightflare, then CONSUME Chen
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>>25666153
What about Impressioning him? That might work to distract him.
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>>25666170
un i thought the counceler had a shield. of spirit. like magcock. the one we had to juggernaught through.
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Vote 1:
>nightflare summon, use Hunger to consume the councilor

Vote 2:
>nightflare summon, consume injured Chen

Vote 3:
>use wisp to distract the councilor, consume injured Chen
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>>25666190
3
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>>25666190
1
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>>25666190
3
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>>25666190
3
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>>25666190
1
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>>25666190
3
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>>25666190
3
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>>25666190
1
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>>25666190
3
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>>25666190
3
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>>25666190
1
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>>25666190
1
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>>25666190
3
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>>25666190
3
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He's going to bat wispbro away like he's nothing...
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>>25666190
does vote 3 use Hunger to consume the councilor or is that just vote one?
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>>25666190
3
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>tfw people like and vote for your suggestion
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>>25666190
remember people, it is very likely that wispbros attack will just bounce off his shield of spirit. and do nothing
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>>25666231
Wait, nevermind, didn't read anything apparently.
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>>25666223
Also, I would like to suggest throwing Hae an Impression. A scary one.
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It's the same mana cost to nightflare as it is to order wisp to run interference.

And I bet nightflare is more effective. Why the fuck are we calling on the wisp now?
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>>25666240
>2013
>thinking wispbro won't rip through his shield
idiot
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>>25666190
1
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>>25666190
3
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>>25666225
The Wisp will get off one good stealth attack, then be destroyed, which will buy us time.

Then we will have increased mana and EXP to burn if it comes to that, so we can go all out on Hae Cheung.
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>>25666251
Worth a shot. Shouldn't take up too much time, anyhow.
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>Nightflare Summon
>Kill Councillor
>Waifu Abby-Sabby

Flawless Plan.
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>>25666285
>Implying we won't, by some twist of fate or accident, get Abby-sabby killed violently.
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Hae -watching us eat Chen- "WHAT ARE YOU?!?!"

<Justice.>
*activate titanic and berserk*
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>>25666285

That's a very accurate picture! Good find.

>>25666190

cutting off votes
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>>25666285

Gotta admit, I'm normally not a proponent of waifu-ing, but that's a very pretty picture.
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>>25666190
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>>25666304

...Wait. Abby actually looks like that?
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>>25666304
>That's a very accurate picture! Good find.

>>25666309


>implying
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>>25666285
>>25666304

How old is Abby again?

I keep imagining her being like 6 or 8, but I vaguely remember it being said that she's 12 or something.
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>>25666304

>abby looks like that

WAIFU THROTTLES ENGAGE
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>>25666285
Can we wait like 10 years or so? Abby is too little to waifu.
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You order Wisp to attack the councilor, while you consume Chen before he can recover.

Roll 1d100

>mana: 17/34
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Rolled 60

>>25666335
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Rolled 62

>>25666335
Rollin' to CONSUME! OMNOMNOMNOMNOM
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>>25666304

Abby actually looks like that? Seriously?

10/10 would waifu.
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>>25666332
>>25666329
DAUGHTERU

IT'S DAUGHTERU

GET IT RIGHT
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Rolled 52

>>25666335

Rolling
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Rolled 31

>>25666335
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>Disregarding our one true Shadow Waifu Legion-kun
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Rolled 68

>>25666335
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>>25666325
>>25666332

She's 9.
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>>25666325
12 is still too young for waifu material, even in a medieval/renaissance era setting.
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>>25666303
Wrong.

"WHAT ARE YOU?!?!"

<I AM SHADOW>

(Consumify)
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>>25666358

Okay.
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>>25666325
I can't really remember.
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>>25666354
>Legion-Kun
>not Dave-Chan
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Rolled 37

>>25666335
Use the shard
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>>25666354
Dave pls go
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Rolled 15

>>25666335
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>>25666354
Don't you mean Dave?
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Rolled 37

>>25666335
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Rolled 63

rolling # 10!


>>25666335
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Rolled 1

>>25666335
rolling, eh
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>>25666371
So close!
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oh thank god I rolled when I did.
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>>25666396
Roll 11

Thank God
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>>25666396

Ha!

#11
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>>25666396
pls dice gods pls stp tanting us pls
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>>25666396
11th roll thank god
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>>25666396
Living life on the fucking edge right there.
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>>25666396
THANK GOD IT'S THE TENTH.

Also, anon, your rolling privileges are revoked tonight.
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>>25666427
>ITS THE TENTH
DONT LIE YOU MOTHER FUCKER
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>>25666427
Forgot the NOT

>THANK GOD IT'S NOT THE TENTH.
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>>25666354
eww
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>>25666427
... Night? I just watched the sunrise so I could attend this quest. Also, I think I've beaten the roll mechanic - this merely proves it.
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You throw yourself on top of Chen. You roil over him, covering his body...and then sink into his soul, latching onto the Spirit within him.

He screams, and fights back ferociously. The backlash of his very being shrieking against being ripped from its body is extreme. Piece by piece, you pull his soul away, but it's clawing back tooth and nail.

>you've taken 3 damage (39/56)

Meanwhile, your wisp zips behind Hae Cheung! It's shadow strike needles his backside. He whips himself around, swiping at the air with ropes of spirit, but the wisp is too quick!

"Annoying piece of shit! Die!"

Distracted, his summoning spell hangs in the air, paused in the casting.

I'll assume everyone wants to spend another mana to keep wispbro at it.

Roll 1d100 to finish the job(s)
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>>25666451
It's night in America, the only timezones than matter.
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Rolled 51

>>25666460
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Rolled 100

>>25666460
>haha didn't read the post before rolling!
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>>25666451

>implying
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Rolled 85

>>25666460
CONSUME
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>>25666460
Shoot him in the gonads!
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>>25666477
welp
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Rolled 74

>>25666460
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>>25666477
Hail Satan!
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Rolled 33

>>25666477
>cumming intensifies
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>>25666477

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES
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Rolled 91

>>25666460
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>>25666477
Take me
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Rolled 6

>>25666460
Science roll... just counting seconds...
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>>25666477
OHHHHH
OHHHHHHHHH YEEEAAAAAAH

I DIDN'T EVEN READ THE FUCKING POST

GET FUCKED YOU CHINKY MAGES
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>>25666477
Praise Shadow Jesus!
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Darkxis is pleased.
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>>25666477
wisp bro kills him, then levels up to muscle wisp bro with the exp
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>>25666477

Glorious.
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>>25666477
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Rolled 99

>>25666460
Oh right, overseas ping. Trying again
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>>25666477
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>>25666504
>implying he doens't level up to Sentient Shadow Elemental
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>>25666504
>levels up to muscle wisp bro

The next level up is Muscle Wisp Bro growing a fucking sweet Shadow Handlebar Mustache
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>>25666519
WIIIIIIIIIIISSSSSSSSSSSSPPPPPPPPPPPPP!
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>>25666519
>Image saved
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Found a badass pic for one of Abby's future Spirit-infused Shadow summons.
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>>25666477
>wisp's face when
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>>25666564
Neat
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>>25666460
If this is a multi-roll post, then we just wrecked so much shit.
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>>25666564
>saved

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The pain is too much for Chen.

You peel his soul up. It rips away in segments, as if stuck to his body by glue - he's a strong mage. But with it fully exposed, he's no different than anything else you've consumed. They might command great power, but in the end, they're all just human.

You stand once more, and there's nothing left of him.

>you gain 5 HP (44/56)
>you gain 7 EXP (total: 11)
>you gain 5 mana: (21/34)

Meanwhile, your wisp is doing a shockingly amazing job of keeping Cheung busy. A bloody cut runs down the councilor's forehead, and his summon still hasn't progressed further. His back is turned to you, and you're about to strike...

WHEN SUDDENLY

Roll 1d20
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Rolled 16

>>25666632
Rolling
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Rolled 16

>>25666632
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Rolled 6

>>25666632
>WHEN SUDDENLY
OH SHIT
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>>25666632
>total: 11
HAHA TIME FOR SCHATTENKRIEG!
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Rolled 12

>>25666632
>once again, DNRP.
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Rolled 14

>>25666632
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Rolled 2

>>25666632
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>>25666648
... actually yes voting to buy schattenkrieg to finish the movement tree.
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Rolled 13

>>25666632
Fffffffffffff
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>>25666639
>>25666641
Well, the dice gods say 16.
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Rolled 6

>>25666632
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>>25666648
Seconding shitten. We'll unlock some bullshit GO FAST ability for completing the movement tree.
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>>25666639
>>25666641
>>25666643

good enough.
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>>25666648
>>25666664
>>25666669

SCHATTENKRIEGEN
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>>25666669
Or we could get wind resistance and see what the defense tree unlocks.
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>>25666664
>>25666665
>>25666667
>>25666668
>>25666669
Funny how we just got everything except

>>25666666
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>>25666632
MUSCLE WISP IS GO?!
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>>25666648
Fuck it. Let's buy it and dickpunch Hae into orbit.
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>>25666682
We could, but GOTTA GO FAST!
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>first three rolls, first digits are 6
we fucked
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>>25666648

Thirding Schatten.

We should paint ourselves red.
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A blast of magic rips the doors of its hinges. Bal flies into the room, half-burned, and half-dead. His limp forms slumps on the carpet, and he moans.

Zhang, Lanfen's father, walks into the room, magic crackling at his fingertips. He raises his hands to strike the final blow on Bal!

What do you do?

>attack Zhang while he's focused on Bal
>leave Bal to Zhang. You've got to destroy Hae Cheung
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>>25666682
We can get that after consuming Hae.
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>>25666683
Wait, what?
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>>25666648
Buy it.
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>>25666713
>leave Bal to Zhang. You've got to destroy Hae Cheung
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>>25666648
Gah! We need to get spirit siphon if we're gonna keep fighting mages, buts I wants to bees artillery so much! Seriously, shadow missile is best missile.
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>>25666713
>leave Bal to Zhang. You've got to destroy Hae Cheung

Hae Cheung is the target.
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>>25666713
Buy Shitten, Attack Hae
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>>25666713
>leave Bal to Zhang. You've got to destroy Hae Cheung
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>leave Bal to Zhang. You've got to destroy Hae Cheung
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>>25666713
>leave bal to Zhang
why would we attack zhang? he's with us in the coup.
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>>25666713
>leave Bal to Zhang. You've got to destroy Hae Cheung
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>>25666713
>leave Bal to Zhang. You've got to destroy Hae Cheung
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>>25666713
>>leave Bal to Zhang. You've got to destroy Hae Cheung

I'm guessing he friendly.
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>>25666713
>>leave Bal to Zhang. You've got to destroy Hae Cheung


Also I vote we get Schattenkrieg just to see wtf we get. This is so meta it hurts.
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Buy schattenkrieg
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>>25666713
>leave Bal to Zhang. You've got to destroy Hae Cheung
>Buy shattenkrieg
>fuck bitches
>Get shards
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>>25666713
>leave Bal to Zhang. You've got to destroy Hae Cheung.
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>>25666669
While it would be nice to finish off speed, Something more situationally useful and more reliable would be better.

I would suggest purchasing Ray of Darkness.

The accuracy of the attack can help overcome our chronically mediocre rolls.

>>25666713
>leave Bal to Zhang. You've got to destroy Hae Cheung

If we have to, we can fight him later. For now he is an ally.
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>>25666713
>leave Bal to Zhang. You've got to destroy Hae Cheung
Also Schattenkrieg time.
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>>25666713
>leave Bal to Zhang. You've got to destroy Hae Cheung

ok anons, diplomacy time. how will we come out smelling like roses from this?
after killing cheung, say something like <and my compact is finished.>
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So, before we move on with the obvious, am I purchasing Schattenkrieg, and thereby finishing the movement tree?
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>>25666758
After killing Hae Cheung, we turn and strike Zhang adn kill him
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>>25666770
YES
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>>25666770
yes
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>>25666770

Yes.
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>>25666770
Yeeeswssssssss
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>>25666770
...Yes and why are you posting that picture...?

I'm feeln paranid guys.
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>>25666770
yes
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>>25666770
YES!
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>>25666770
Do it!
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>>25666770

Indeed good sir.
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>>25666770
Buy it
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>>25666770
I'm against it, partly because it leaves us with no mana to burn if we really need it, and partly because i don't see any amount of speed helping us here.
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>>25666770
Oh, yeah, baby.
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>>25666770
yes
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>>25666770
Yup.
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>>25666794
It will.
Don't worry about it.
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After this, it's wind resist to finish the defense tree. Should get 6 from eating Hae.
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>>25666794
Addendum, even if we don't get it now, we can buy it after the battle is over and we are sure we won't need to emergency-buy something.

Plus, if we -do- need it, we can reflex-buy it.
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>>25666794
>speed
>not helpful in EVERY combat situation
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>>25666770
sure, I guess. I think gaping maw would be better, though. Also, do you guys think if we unlock the strength, defense, and speed tree darkness within will unlock?
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>>25666770
I wonder what the poison tree and the spirit tree unlocks are hmmmmm....
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>>25666820
Schattenkreig won't be that effective indoors, and whatever super it unlocks will cost exp, which we will have none of until we win.
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>>25666818
No, we can't that's to meta.
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>>25666794
>Schattenkrieg - Wrap yourself in your aura and fly toward the enemy, becoming a living missile of darkness. Major bonus to physical attack and armor piercing. Optional: spend 5 mana to add additional shadow attack power. Chance for self-damage based on attack strength and target defense strength. Can stack with berserk, but self-damage is then guaranteed.

It's mainly an attack.
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>>25666842
it could also be a passive bonus like vaporal.
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>>25666842
Are you sure? Vaporal doesn't use exp.
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>>25666842
not all cap abilities cost exp. the best example is vaporal. it is the cap that we would have gotten from gapping maw.
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>>25666842
Vaporal was (supposed to be) unlocked by the transform tree and it costs no exp. Plus our speed has naturally increased throughout buying stuff in the movement tree.
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>>25666842
Not necessarily, look at Vaporal.
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>>25666851
since it can stack with berserk, can it stack with titan?
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>>25666887
One would assume so, yes.
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>>25666887
Let's find out.
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>>25666894
>>25666898
>>25666887
well, titan says you cant use any abilities besides berserk, but I wonder if abilities that you can use with berserk apply to titan
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>Get Wind Resist to finish off defense tree
>Get Darkness Within
>Get Tao
>Become muscle shadow
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>>25666829

>you purchased Schattenkrieg

EXP: 0

>CONGRATULATIONS
>YOU'VE FINISHED THE MOVEMENT TREE

>Hypersonic - Fly at 10 times the speed of sound. Costs 2 EXP and takes a turn to activate. Can only carry one person or equivalent weight while in this state. Damage, piercing, and area of effect of Schattenkrieg scaled appropriately. Momentum is difficult to control.

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Roll 1d100 to attack Hae Cheung

Wisp will assist.

>mana: 20/34
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Rolled 33

>>25666966
>POST
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Rolled 38

>>25666966
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Rolled 16

>>25666966
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Rolled 79

>>25666966
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>>25666966

Holy shit.

Shadow Railgun anyone?
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>>25666898
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Rolled 39

>>25666966
ho shit.
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Rolled 63

>>25666966
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Rolled 83

>>25666966
Cut his tongue out.
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>>25666977
>>25666979
>>25666981
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Rolled 35

>>25666966
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Rolled 32

>>25666966
go !
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Rolled 56

>>25666966
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Rolled 9

>>25666966
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>>25666966
>Fly at 10 times the speed of sound.
HAHA, TIME FOR SPACE!
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Rolled 24

>>25666981
>>25666979
>>25666977

and we lost the mojo. dammit.
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>>25666966
>Shittenkreig scales with Hypersonic
Does the recoil also?
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>>25666997

Don't worry. We have bonuses added behind the screen and help from Wisp-Bro.
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not a great set of rolls, oh well.
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Rolled 54

>>25666966
DICE.

SUBMIT TO ME.
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>>25666979
>>25666981
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>>25666977
>>25666979
>>25666981
why
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>>25666979
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Rolled 80

>>25666966

>>25667019
Bsm look at this
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>>25666997
>>25667009
we have a high attack bonus and we're double teaming him, we probably still get a great hit on him.

Plus he's focusing on his summon and just saw his father get absorbed by a shadow, screaming.

We probably coudl have rolled a one and still killed him
>>
When we have to explain where Jun went...

<I'm...sorry. While Jun agreed to help us, he still made two attempts on Abigail's life. Fang would have to be a significantly better man than he is to forgive him that...And to tell the truth, I find myself somewhat unable to forgive Jun too. Fang made it clear in no uncertain terms that Jun would not survive the night.>

tl;dr Fang could not let Jun's transgressions stand so gave him a death sentence, but showed mercy by allowing him to attempt to stop the Vanishing Death he had planned.

Does this sound good?
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>Darkness Within
>Hypersonic
>Titan
>Schattenkrieg

Who wants to use that on Sandals?
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>>25667040
He IS the father.
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>>25667053
Include a bit about how Abigail's an innocent 9 year old girl, and it should be good.
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>>25667053
no
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>>25667059
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>>25667053
I don't really like it.
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>>25667040
Eh, it'l probably be a glancing blow.

We didn't fail that hard, and with decent bonuses 30~ can be a minor success or a trivial failure.

We probably just wasted a round.

>>25667059
We've got to get the Defense super to add to that, so we can be invincible while doing it.
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>>25667053
I was more partial to the idea that the cost of summoning us was Jun's life, so that we paint the picture that he "died" willingly. We could impress this, rather than speaking.
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You lunge at Hae Cheung, trying to capitalize your advantage while Zhang goes for Bal.

"ENOUGH!"

A wave of Spirit explodes from Hae Cheung in a sphere. It feels like being beaten with a sledgehammer. You weather the force without trouble, but it stops your momentum cold. But you're easily within reach. Your wisp, however, is not so lucky, and goes up in a cloud of smoke.

Zhang barely manages to get a shield up. It cracks under the pressure of the blast, but spares him the worst of it. Still, he's knocked out cold.

Cheung whirls to face you as you close the final gap...

Roll 1d100
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>>25667053
>>25667073
The "sacrificed his life to summon us" is still a way better thing and it's not even good.
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Rolled 79

>>25667053
no, don't do this, it's dumb.
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>>25667053

Don't try to write ever again.
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>>25667053
Nah. That'd just have Lanfen create a whole new grudge on Fang for killing her husband.
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>>25667059
I do.
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>>25667090
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Rolled 33

>>25667090
>dun dun DUUUNNNN
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Rolled 21

>>25667090
here we go.
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Rolled 45

>>25667090
>inb4 1
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Rolled 90

>>25667090
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Rolled 5

>>25667090
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Rolled 66

>>25667090

>>25667108
DAMMIT SO CLOSE
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>>25667090
DARKNESS TAKES YOU
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Rolled 25

>>25667090
HEREWEGO
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Rolled 8

>>25667090


Captcha, you will NOT HINDER ME!
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Rolled 37

>>25667090
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Rolled 51

>>25667090
inb4 100
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>>25667090
Did we not take damage due to vaporal?
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>>25667108
>>25667093
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Rolled 13

>>25667110
>>25667108
>>25667093
Good enough
>>25667090
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Rolled 96

>>25667127
okay I resign, this is my last roll today.
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>>25667093
>>25667108
>>25667110
notbad
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>>25667090
Oh hell no. He just fucked with Wispbro.
Nobody fucks with Wispbro.
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>>25667093
Uhg, if only you'd linked Shadow Master's post.
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>>25667141
That 79 isn't linked.
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>>25667141
>>25667149
The 79 was not linked to SMs post.
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>>25667093
Oh no, this isn't linked. Does that matter?
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>Not nightblazing Hae with 10 mana and jamming a shadowy appendage through his skull
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>>25667108
if only I hadn't posted an image then I might've gotten a 100
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>>25667162
Yes
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>>25667133

No, you didn't take damage due to good spirit resistance and having initiative. It was a strong attack, but spread wide. Not enough to stop a Juggernaut.
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Anyone else think that we should Hypersonic Tackle his ass through the wall?
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>>25667162
Yes. Yes it does matter.
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Rolled 57

>>25667182
we lack the xp.
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>>25667182
yes pls
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>>25667181
can we schattenkrieg Hae?
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>>25667196
Regular sonic tackle then?
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>>25667213
yes we can.
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Rolled 69

>>25667182
This, plus berserk.
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You slam into him, driving him backwards, but somehow, he keeps his feet. Magic crackles around you, snapping and jabbing into your skin.

"You...won't...best...ME!!!" the man screams.

You push forward, putting all your weight and strength on the magical barrier. It buckles. The councilor falls to a knee, channeling pure mana with both hands, but you're slowly winning the tug of war.

>you've taken 3 damage (41/56)

Roll 1d100
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Rolled 70

>>25667228
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Rolled 97

>>25667228
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Rolled 13

>>25667228
It's time.
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Rolled 66

>>25667228
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Rolled 37

>>25667228
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Rolled 50

>>25667228
rolling
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Rolled 52

>>25667228
420 NIGHTFLARE HIS ASS
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Rolled 97

>>25667228
SCHATTENKRIEG!!!
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>>25667213
We should consume him for XP. If we shattenkrieg him, he'll turn into unconsumable red paste.
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>>25667222
>forgot the email field on my own post
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Rolled 88

>>25667228
Nat1 time?
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Rolled 12

>>25667228
rollan

>>25667230
>>25667232
Excellent
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Rolled 51

>>25667228
CONSUME WITH SHARD
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>>25667228


>>25667230
>>25667232
>>
Nothing can stop the Juggernaut.
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>>25667228
I... uh... Damn it, promised to not roll. So far my rolls have been both the lowest AND highest in this thread. Too bad the lower ones were more common.
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>>25667282
Except dice
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>>25667283
I know that feel. Just be glad you have high rolls. All of mine lately are below 50...
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>>25667287
well thats a given, the dicegods are all-powerful. Even Erebus himself got a nat 1... cost him the war.
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>>25667282
>How many ones does it take to kill the main character of a quest?
>How many licks does it take to get to the center Tootsie Pop?
Questions I will never answer
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>>25667283

Well at least you've had lots of high rolls too.
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You raise form your limbs into a fist and slam down with all your strength. The magical barrier shatters.

Hae Cheung's face twists in horror as your arm continues forward. You catch him on the neck, smashing him into the stone. The force is strong enough that you mash the upper half of his torso nearly flat, sending innards and crunched bone flying out to the sides. His body slides down the wall, leaving a thick trail of blood along a tapestry.

You consume him in short order.

>you gain 9 EXP (9 total)
>you gain 5 mana (25/43)
>you gain 11 temerity (238)

A groan grabs your attention. Bal is still alive. Zhang lies in the corner, unconscious. More magic continues to thunder below you, all over the manor. It's complete chaos.

What do you do?

>consume Bal
>Deep Focus to gain a better understanding of the situation
>split town. Your work here is done
>some other strategy
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>>25667325
We will have an answer soon.
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>>25667325
... just 1
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>>25667325
Rolling 1s should not kill a character if they don't also coincide with making horrible choices.

>>25667340
>consume Bal
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>>25667340
>Deep Focus to gain a better understanding of the situation

Also, who did we "align" ourselves with when we were Jun?

Which one is the lich, I'm asking.
>>
>consume Bal
Do not let him escape.
then
>Deep Focus to gain a better understanding of the situation
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>>25667340

>consume Bal
CONSUUUME

AND BUY WIND RESIST
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>>25667340
CONSUME bal
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>>25667340
CONSUME
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>>25667340
Consume Bal, buy wind resist
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>>25667340
>consume Bal
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>>25667340
Consume and get the fuck out
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>>25667340
consume
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Rolled 37

>>25667340
>consume Bal
then deep focus
and buy wind resist
>>
yes buy wind resist. We might as well finish off these trees.
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>>25667340
>consume Bal

CONSUME
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>>25667340
Wind resist time guize?
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>>25667340
Consume, then Deep Focus.
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>>25667340
Consume Bal, but before we do, turn into Jun and say "I must congratulate you, Bal. You've gotten a raise out of me."
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>>25667340
>Consume Bal
>Deep Focus
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Buy wind resist after we eat him. I wanna see what we get for completing the defense tree.
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>>25667379

Alrighty, Wind Resistance is a go.

Now you are truly the Juggernaut.

That will be followed by consuming Bal.

Go ahead and roll 1d100 for your consume.
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>>25667340
>consume Bal
followed by
>Deep Focus to gain a better understanding of the situation
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Rolled 50

>>25667340
>consume Bal
then
>split town. Your work here is done

after tonight, no matter which side wins they will have lost most of the strongest of their mages and a good part of the rest of their families.
No point in staying here, they won't be a threat to us anymore.
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Rolled 91

>>25667397
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Rolled 21

>>25667397
inb4 1
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Rolled 24

>>25667397
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Rolled 49

>>25667397
USE HUNGER SHARD

DARKXIS NEEDS FOOD TOO
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Rolled 84

>>25667397
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>>25667390
THIS, PLEASE!
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Rolled 66

>>25667397
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Rolled 55

>>25667397
what's our hunger looking like? if it's not weak, use it.
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Rolled 42

>>25667397
hunger shard is a go
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>>25667340
CONSUME BAL!

Deep Focus to gain a better understanding of the situation.

We might have killed our target, but we should make sure the proper party wins this house over. two akiato
Also, buy wind resistance.
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>>25667390
Oh my god. I love it.
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>>25667416
There's another level below weak before it breaks.

We could still use it even if it's weak.
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>>25667390
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>>25667438
>>25667390
Nah, it's kind of a waste of time.
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>>25667390

THIS
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>>25667438
Nah, it screws with our plan of being the Sacrifice-summon if anyone notices.
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I don't want to rub it in Bal's face. As far as we know, he's just an enemy. It's not clear that he's an asshole of the highest degree like his father was.

Assholes deserve to be tormented, but if he's just a dutiful son the least we can give him is a clean death.
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>>25667416
>>25667421
>>25667443

You can still optionally use the hunger shard to bolster your rolls. Only because CONSUMING has a special place in my heart.

>>25667390

You can optionally say that.

This isn't calling for a vote. But would you like

>hunger shard
and/or
>>25667390
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>>25667390
For what purpose? To look cool? Sounds kind of stupid and risks Zhang seeing that Jun was just a disguise.
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>>25667390
>mfw
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>>25667471
Use hunger shard. Fuck the monologue.
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>>25667471
Hunger Shard.
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>>25667471
hunger, no one-liner. Zhang could wake up.
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>>25667471
Unleash the Darkxis
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>>25667473
Yeah, I think we've lost too much already trying to drop cool lines. It's time for efficiency. We have political considerations to make after this.
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>>25667471
hunger shard. no one liner
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>>25667471
Both, please!
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Hunger Shard for maximum CONSUME
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http://youtu.be/oLHmTThRJD8?t=3m56s

CONSUME CONSUME CONSUME CONSUME
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>>25667471
Hunger Shard.
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>>25667471
...oh, what the hell. This is SQ, guys, let's have some fun.
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>>25667471
Hunger shard.
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>>25667471

WE HUNGER
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FOR MORE
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>>25667485
>>25667487
>>25667488
AWW...
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>>25667513
>>25667532
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>>25667471
No talking now. Only Hunger.
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>>25667471
Hunger and One Liner.
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>>25667471
We can afford the time to use a charge of the hunger shard for efficiency sake, but monologuing is really unnecessary and could backfire if we do it now.

Save the one-liners for battles where our identity isn't an issue.
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>>25667513
>>25667532
>>25667558

Oh shit, what a coincidence.

(I'm the guy who said WE HUNGER)
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>you purchased wind resistance 2

>CONGRATULATIONS
>YOU'VE COMPLETED THE PHYSICAL DEFENSE TREE

>bonus: 20 additional HP!

>HP: 61/76

>I LOVE YOU, YOU LOVE ME, YOU'VE COMPLETED THE PHYSICAL TREE

>Bonus: I'm the Juggernaut, bitch: passive bonus to physical strength, defense, and agility, and five additional HP!

>HP: 66/81

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>writing for using the shard, but not monologue
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>>25667601
>Bonus: I'm the Juggernaut, bitch: passive bonus to physical strength, defense, and agility, and five additional HP!
OH HELL YEAH
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>>25667601
FUCK YEAH
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>>25667601
DARKNESS WITHIN IS UNLOCKED BITCHES

BIIIITCHES

BITCHESSSSS

I WAS RIGHT ALL ALONG

ALLLL ALOOOONG AWGGWAWGHDVAGWVGAWGVDGVAWDAWDA
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Rolled 25, 86, 18, 72, 77 = 278

>>25667601
Oh look Darkness Within
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>>25667633
Someone call a doctor, I think this anon just had a seizure.
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>>25667601
DARKNESS WITHIN UNLOCKED DARKNESS WITHIN UNLOCKED DARKNESS WITHIN UNLOCKED

Next, we go for mighty regen after we buy DW.

POISON AND WATER TREE NEXT AFTER DW
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>>25667601
>CONGRATULATIONS
>YOU'VE COMPLETED THE PHYSICAL DEFENSE TREE
>bonus: 20 additional HP!
>I LOVE YOU, YOU LOVE ME, YOU'VE COMPLETED THE PHYSICAL TREE
>Bonus: I'm the Juggernaut, bitch: passive bonus to physical strength, defense, and agility, and five additional HP!
AND we've unlocked Darkness Within!
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>>25667601
WOO, Stat bonuses.

This is even better than an EXP costed invulnerability shield like i expected, but why does it not have an icon in the deep darkness?

Also,

>Darkness within

>Is now

>blue
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>>25667601
Oh shit.
IT'S UNLOCKED!
DARKNESS WITHIN
YESSSSSSSS
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OPERATION HYDRA RECOMMMENCE
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Rolled 68, 49, 57, 93, 6 = 273

>>25667658
We should get Gaping maw first
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>get off work
>pop open /tg/
>quickly read what I've missed today
I am so proud /tg/.
Good rolls and everything.
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>>25667601
mfw we have to complete the water tree to get mighty regeneration
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>>25667698
agreed
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>>25667601
A thought. If we want to eventually unlock Hydra, we'll need to unlock Mighty Regeneration first - and from the looks of things, we'll have to complete the water tree.
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>>25667695
I'd rather finish off a few more cheaper trees first. Especially the gigantic physical Shadow tree which should give us some serious bonus.
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You unleash your inner Hunger.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDI7v50RZG8

You don't just dissolve Bal's groaning form...you suck him in. His soul is torn from his body violently, and flayed into bits by a thousand mouths. You consume everything, and the only thing to show that he existed is a slight imprint on the carpet where he lay.

>you gain 6 EXP (total: 8)
>you gain 2 HP (68/81)
>you gain 3 mana (28/34)

Roll 1d100 to use Deep Focus
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Oh
Guys
This means the light shadow tree probably unlocks Pure Darkness
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Rolled 31

>>25667729
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>>25667695
hum. just realized how hard that is going to be. we have to finish the water tree. and probably the poison tree. get gaping maw. and maybe even the spirit tree. then mighty regeration. this hydra. holy shit
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Rolled 92

>>25667729
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Rolled 45

>>25667729
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Rolled 11

>>25667729
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>>25667729
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Rolled 6

>>25667729
Buy Gaping Maw
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Rolled 97

>>25667729
clit
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Rolled 100

>>25667729
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>>25667729

Oh, right.

{Hunger} - Weak
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Rolled 57

>>25667729
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>>25667728
That tree is required to get Hydra anyway. ITS ALL PART OF THE OPERATION.

>>25667743
And the middle stealth shadow tree.
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Rolled 72

>>25667729
CALLING FIRST 1 OF THE DAY
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Rolled 90

>>25667729
Buy Gaping Maw.

Complete another tree.
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>>25667756
..... we just saw everything.
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>>25667756
YEEEEEEEEEEEAHHHH
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>>25667756
HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA
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>>25667756
7th roll, f7uck yeah
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>>25667756

OH DEAR LORD WE CAN SEE EVERYTHING
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Rolled 37

>>25667756
i mean who even cares? Why bother?
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>>25667729
>>25667750
Go for Gaping Maw
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>>25667744
>>25667756
WE SEE EVERYTHING!
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Rolled 54

>>25667756
YEEEESSS
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>>25667756
>mfw all the hundreds
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>>25667763
actually that is one tree we dont have to get. nothing in it leads to hydra. but hydra and pure darkness lead to something else though
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>>25667756
Encounter with the other Shadow imminent.
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>>25667756
HELL YEAH MOTHERFUCKER
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>>25667756

...but I like surprises...

AWWWWW
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>>25667791
gaping maw is a neat ability that will allow us to consume and not waste a turn.
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>>25667756
We just spotted that other shadow elemental crashing our party for free exp.
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>>25667756
My atonement for the Flint lightspam critfail continues ;_;
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Rolled 15

>>25667802
Not today mothafugga.
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>>25667791
Oh. Right. Still want it anyway, since it leads to Pure Darkness. Which is very fuckin good. And leads to whatever leads off Hydra.
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>>25667802
#REKT
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>>25667802
OH GOD THE OTHER SHADOW IS IN THE HOUSE

THE OTHER SHADOW IS IN THE HOUSE

WE NIGHTBLAZED DOWN THE DEFENSES AND IT CAME IN TO EAT EVERYONE

OH GOD WE'RE SO FUCKED
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>>25667791
We need Gaping Maw for Shadefang Poison which is needed to finish off the Shadow tree.
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>>25667812
Anon, you have almost repayed the debt.
Almost.
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>>25667802
So, did we just find the other Shadow Elemental? The other shard of Erebus?
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>>25667803
ohh, you mean the transformation tree. yeah, we have to finish that. but all we have left is gaping maw which i want to get asap
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>>25667802
This might be a toothbrushing question, but the skill that reduces our stealth penalty when focusing, is that interpreted as other mages are less likely to know we pinged them?
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Rolled 47

>>25667835
like we cant take that bitch, fuckin faggot minmaxed his stealth up with no boosts to strength hes about to get fuckin REKT
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>>25667859
Unless he also max'd one of the magic trees. Magic is kinda fucking brutal in this world.
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>>25667847
Yes
That's exactly what that means.
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Alright, regarding upgrades.

I would go for the water tree first. Super regeneration means we are nigh invulnerable when in darkness (or water), like the Lonely Shadow was.

we also get ice attacks, which could provide a vector for attack against things of our element that would be heavily resistant to Shadow and Spirit.

Also, we might need to get it first anyway, if dark blizzard is a requirement for finishing the Shadow tree.
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>Dark Blizzard - Summon a furious hail of ice crystals hardened and sharpened by shadow magic to engulf your foes. (costs 14 mana. Ranged area of effect. Moderate base attack with large chances to stun, disrupt, and freeze enemies)

We need to get it anyway for the water tree to get Mighty Regen to get HYDRA.

And it looks brootal as fuck. It can FREEZE people.
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>>25667729
how come wind resistence costs 7 exp? We went from 9 exp to 2 exp... So shouldn't we have nine exp if we just got 6 exp because the elemental resistance in the pastebin says it should be 6 exp
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>>25667883
We'd need the poison tree as well. I say do that first as its almost done.
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>>25667883
>>25667902
>Dark Blizzard mind
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>>25667883
This. Also, we should go for the Water Tree because Magic Power 4 most probably is there. Probably right next to Ice Strike...
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>>25667883
Gaping Maw + Water tree sounds like a plan.
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Can we buy gaping Maw now for the fight with the other shadow?
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Rolled 95, 3, 30, 38, 13 = 179

>>25667909
Gaping maw first
>>25667919
Poison/sight tree before water tree
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>>25667906
Good catch anon.
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>>25667937
>>25667906
oh really good catch.
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>>25667937
every exp point counts
EVERY EXP POINT
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>>25667909
We wouldn't need the poison tree because we already have all the things from there that connect to water.

>>25667919
I would think that right now we are saving for darkness within, unless there are immediate concerns.

But i would agree with getting Gaping maw, it's a useful power for fast-paced combat, and we might even get some bonus power since we already got the tree super from lucky rolls.
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>>25667958
There's no such thing as too stingy when it comes to SQ.
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>>25667970
umm, thats not how it has worked before. We needed ALL the physical trees for darkness within. I have no doubt we'll need both the poison tree and the water tree. Both of them in their entirity.
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>>25667847

That's exactly what it means. Now, in a battle like this, it's even more likely to go unnoticed, or be disregarded. Mages will be constantly feeling each other out, or busy casting spells. You have to consider the circumstances when risking your stealth.

>>25667906

You should have just gained 5 exp, not 6. Sorry, mistyped.

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You use Deep Focus.

You awareness expands rapidly as your senses scan every nook and cranny in the castle.

It seems the battle has two major theaters. Out in the grounds, half the family is fighting the other half, and it's a clash of titans. Summons a throwing themselves against one another, ghosts, ghouls, phantoms, demons. A dragon's huge spirit flares as it breathes Spirit energy on its enemies. A flesh golem slams into its side, and splits into a dozen ghouls that clamber onto its back, ripping and tearing through the scales.

Down inside the manor, it's total guerrilla war. Mages are moving alone, or in small groups, hunting each other down. You've no idea who's who, or who's winning. There's just too much going on.

Further out, you sense a group of smaller souls - lighter. The children, and the weaker family members, moved away from the fighting?

But there's something else...a...

...Shadow?

It's faint. Nearly invisible. But you can sense it - nearly undetectable, but there nonetheless. You can feel it pause - it knows that you're aware of its presence.

But then it continues forward - right toward the children.

What do you do?

>2 for 1: save the day, and eat a shadow!
>let the shadow take care of this "children" problem for you, then try to meet it outside the battle. Perhaps it will be willing to talk...
>help some other section of the battle. You've got your own eating to do.
>Hae Cheung and his sons are dead, and Jun has "died". Mission accomplished - time to leave.
>some other strategy
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Rolled 11, 91, 82, 16, 48 = 248

>>25667997
>2 for 1: save the day, and eat a shadow!
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>>25667997
>2 for 1: save the day, and eat a shadow!
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>>25667970
Even if we don't need it for OPERATION: HYDRA it's still nice to complete the rest of the tree to maybe get a passive boost to that tree.
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>>25667997
eat dat shadow.
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>>25667997
>2 for 1: save the day, and eat a shadow!

If we said that we are a summon from Fang, they might blame the death of the children on us.
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>>25667997
>2 for 1: save the day, and eat a shadow!
In all honesty, there is no other option for Mr. Shadow. We will save the children, and eat this shadow.
The family can burn, but the children must live.
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>>25667997
>2 for 1: save the day, and eat a shadow!
this does not mean attack it. try and talk first.
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>>25667997
>>2 for 1: save the day, and eat a shadow!
AND BUY GAPING MAW FOR CONSUMIFICATION
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>>25667997
shadow souffle
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>>25667997
I think its time to bring out Schattenkrieg.
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>>25667997
>2 for 1: save the day, and eat a shadow!
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Rolled 50

>>25667997
>>2 for 1: save the day, and eat a shadow!
>2 for 1: save the day, and eat a shadow!
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>>25667997
>2 for 1: save the day, and eat a shadow!
We can even blame this shadow for Jun or something, I'm making up shit as I go.
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>eat shadow get exp
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>>25667997
>2 for 1: save the day, and eat a shadow!

AND BUY GAPING MAW
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>>25668035
yes buy gaping maw
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>>25667997
>>2 for 1: save the day, and eat a shadow!
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>>25667997
OH. IDEA. BRILLIANT IDEA. we eliminate ourselves from the picture, and make it look like we only just showed up, announcing ourselves as aid from Fang! that way, it looks like there's no hard feelings between fang and the Cheungs!
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>>25667997
Honestly SM, you knew what we were going to pick. You knew that saving the children was the only option. Why'd you even write down anything else?
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Buy Gaping Maw
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>>25668055
thirding the maw of gaping
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>>25667997
>>2 for 1: save the day, and eat a shadow!
The shadow seems bent on getting an easy meal, and this is likely to be our best opportunity to catch and CONSUME it, as it will probably be even more wary of us after this.
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>>25667997

CATCH DAT FUCKING SHADOW
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>>25667997
Shadow just ordered the 2 for 1 special and it's time to go pick up the food.

Also, BUY GAPING MAW
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>tfw want to let the other shadow eat the kids THEN we eat it
>tfw nobody would second the plan...
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>>25667997

EAT EAT EAT EAT EAT EAT THE SHADOW
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>>25667997
>2 for 1: save the day, and eat a shadow!
Get over there as fast as we can. It's time to finish this.
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>>25668089
I would.
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BATTLE MUSIC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ynmc8H5JkPU
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>>25668089
>fatten up our dinner
I'm down
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>>25668092

There's something terribly honest about Darkxis that makes him hard to dislike.
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>>25667997
>>2 for 1: save the day, and eat a shadow!
CONSUME THE SHADOW
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>>25668067

Seems like Gaping Maw is popular. Can I get some extra confirmation votes?

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You swivel toward this new shadow. You can't leave the children undefended.

But what's your plan of attack?

>fly over, land in front of it. Try to communicate
>gain some altitude, and Schattenkrieg
>fly toward it, then Blink behind it for a surprise attack
>some other strategy
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>>25668121
BUY IT YOU FUCK
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>>25668089

We're already on the path of Justice. If we choose to end the children's lives, it will be by out our own hands.
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>>25668121
Suck it off
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>>25668106
>fatten up our dinner
How would he gain any extra EXP, that would somehow transfer to us, by eating little kids? The flames of their souls are like candles to our raging inferno. It wouldn't add anything.
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>>25668121
Confirm.
>fly over, land in front of it. Try to communicate
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>>25668121
Yes. You're seriously just pining for comment numbers at this point.
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>>25668121
>>fly toward it, then Blink behind it for a surprise attack
No communication. CONSUME.
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>>25668121
confirming

>gain some altitude, and Schattenkrieg
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>>25668121

Get the Gaping Maw.
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>>25667997
>letting another shadow eat those scrumptious children
>702+1 A.E.
>implying we are some lazy good for nothing shadow, we take care of our own "children" problems with terriyaki sauce
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Rolled 78

>>25668121
schattenkrieg
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>>25667997
>2 for 1: save the day, and eat a shadow!

I called it

Stealth Shadow
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>>25668121
JUST BUY IT

Also gain some altitude
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Rolled 67, 93, 15, 55, 24 = 254

>>25668121
Get it
then
>fly over, land in front of it. Try to communicate
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>>25668121
buy Gaping MAw
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>>25668121
>try to communicate
let's not blow this right away. we might surprise it.
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>>25668121
>gain some altitude, and Schattenkrieg
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>>25668121
>some other strategy
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>>25668121
>fly over, land in front of it. Try to communicate
and buy gaping maw
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>fly toward it, then Blink behind it for a surprise attack
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>>25668121
>fucking flying death torpedo
This one
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>>25668121
Blink nearby, then Schattenkrieg him away from the children.
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>>25668121
Buy it, then blink in for an attack.

While showing off schattenkreig would be fun, it would probably end up causing a lot of collateral damage.
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>>25668121
>fly toward it, then Blink behind it for a surprise attack
Use gaping maw for the surprise attack
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>>25668121
Buy it.

Also:
>gain some altitude, and Schattenkrieg
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>>25668121
>implying we communicate with our food
CONSUME
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>>25668089
I mean, even if it weren't children, it is still a reasonable move from a political standpoint for there to be people there to see us saving noncombatants from their attacker.

It ingratiates the surviving Cheungs to Abby (who is "in control" of us), which will help smooth things in regard to the fact that there will still probably be survivors of the family that might have otherwise still wanted Fang's niece dealt with in some way.
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>>25668135
>taking this seriously
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>>25668152
As much as I'd like to see the children get gobbled up after all this hard work, we don't know exactly how powerful this shadow is.

Maybe it eating the kids would give it just enough power to pose a problem?
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>>25668121
Yep. Buy it.

Fly up and Shattenkrieg
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>>25668121
No schattenkrieg. It could draw attention towards the people who are trying to get away.
>fly over, land in front of it. Try to communicate
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>>25668121
>fly over, land in front of it. Try to communicate
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>>25668193
Don't worry, I take everything seriously.
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The people saying communicate, this thing is going to eat the kids.

Right now.

I'm not having a fucking replay of the golems incident.

Kill the fucker, get shards.
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>>25668121
>gain some altitude, and Schattenkrieg
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pity the Hunger Shard is weak.
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>>25668212
we dont know that. all we know is that it is heading toward them. which is exactly where we would probably go next. it might be going to protect them. we dont know
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If this shadow has such great stealth does that mean it also has the summons that lead up to Grave Silence?
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This is highlander. There can only be ONE SHADOW
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>>25668212
I didn't vote for communicate but we just know it's heading towards the kids, not it's intentions. I still prefer the "safe than sorry" approach, though.
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OH

We could blink in right behind it, then use shadow control to immobilize it like darxxis did with us.

It would prevent counter-attacking, and let us communicate (if people want to) while the innocents run away.
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>>25668232
it is the Sneaky Shadow with the Sneaky Shard
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>>25668121
>communicate
We shouldn't assume this shadow is evil. not yet.
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>>25668241
i want us to actually meet a shadow that we could comunicate with. we will have no idea what to do
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>>25668256
THIS THIS THIS
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>>25668231
Moron.

A good aligned shadow elemental? That shit ain't possible brah. Just open a frickin' history book why dont'cha and leave it at that.
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>>25668241
In some ways this is very appropriate. On the other hand, we are not so much taking their power as merging with them.
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>>25668256

YES
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>>25668263
until it eats the children right?
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>>25668258
>sneaky shadow
>we keep detecting him
Naw, probably not
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If it was a good aligned shadow it wouldn't eat children.
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>>25668256
see, this man thinks. do this. all of this.
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>>25668256
I like it! middle of the road.
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>>25668280
Barely detected with a 100.

Sneaky shadow
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>>25668231
Remember Fang mentioning a lot of disappearences before we came?
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>>25668121
>fly toward it, then Blink behind it for a surprise attack
No need to communicate with it before combat; no other shadow aspect has shown any desire to communicate peacefully with us before, and from our previous information about THIS shadow makes me think that it just wants to slink around eating stuff with no regard for consequences (so long as the consequences don't involve the shadow getting discovered.)
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>>25668280
>on a crit
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>>25668291
Point.

Argument withdrawn.
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>>25668121
>>fly toward it, then Blink behind it for a surprise attack

No mercy!
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>>25668256
This.
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>>25668231
We talked to Fang about this thing and he said it was responsible for a rash of disappearances.
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>>25668291
it might have been learning. or they might have been dicks. i want to talk to the guy. while we have him shadow bound. but talk
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>>25668290
Not the first time we have detected him. I dunno, he could be. Our stealth is pretty darn good too, so might have an edge there.
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>>25668211

>New Tree

>EXP: 1

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In other news, we're all over the place.

Vote 1:
>schattenkrieg

Vote 2:
>fly over, Blink behind it, Gaping Maw

Vote 3:
>fly over, Blink behind it, use Shadow Domination to try and hold it still
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>>25668290

to be fair it was a 'positive spin 100' not 'Super Crit Success 100'...

but yes, ALL SHADOWS MUST REUNITE!!!
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>>25668343
GUYS
GUYS
GAPING MAW IS BLUE.
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>>25668343
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>>25668343
SM you keep on linking my posts, I'm starting to get worried.
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>>25668417
WAIT SHIT
MEANT DARKNESS WITHIN IS BLUE.
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Guys...
Guys...
All this exp spent buying shitty upgrades could be exp spent on totem
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>>25668417
...?
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>>25668417
No sir it is green sir.
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>>25668432
>slowpoke.jpg
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>>25668417
slowpoke.jpg
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>>25668433
or pocket
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>>25668432
We know. It's been that way for a bit ITT now.
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>>25668431

It was actually just accidental. I edit my little floating box constantly as I skip around. A link back to you happened to get left in there.

...I mean, watch out, bad things are going to happen! Ooogaboogabooga!
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>>25668433
Finishing trees and getting closer to hydra? Shitty?
U Wot M8?
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>>25668433
>The crazy buffs we just got from completing the defense tree
>shitty
Ha. Hahahahahahahaa.
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>>25668343

cutting off votes
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>>25668432
>>25668417
Good job, Anon.
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>>25668433
>shitty upgrades
>not buying things to further OPERATION: HYDRA
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>>25668475
>>25668473
>getting things that aren't Totem
>not shitty
Retards
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>>25668494
Okay then anon. Whatever you say.
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>>25668494
Keep on chewing them knobs, boy.
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>>25668494
Shadow Totem really isn't that great until we have Haven set up.
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>>25668472
>Ooogaboogabooga!
>pic related
It's just odd, as it's happened before... a lot.
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so, Shadefang Poison should complete the CONSUME tree?

what kind of completion bonus would that net us?
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>>25668520
No.
Vaporal.
Got already.
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missile of doom: 8

Sneak attack: 4

Sneaky imprisonment: 10

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Roll 1d100

1) blink over
2) Shadow Domination
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>>25668541
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>>25668520
nah. gaping maw completed it. we would have gotten vaporal. but we got it early.
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>>25668433
Gaping maw isn't a shitty upgrade. It makes it a lot easier for us to consume mid-battle, and is a powerful attack in itself.

I would like to get automaton, as it means Infinite power cores and an the secured alliance of the robots.

>>25668492
Working towards Darkness Within is a priority, but it's 15 exp, and we don't tend to have much patience with spending, so it will probably wait till we get a windfall.

>>25668520
Gaping maw would have completed it, but we already had the bonus from fusing with the Lonely Shadow.
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>>25668541
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>>25668520
We already got that tree's bonus from the 100 we rolled eating the Isolation shadow.
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>>25668541
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>>25668520
we already got it
SM threw us a bone for the double 100
aka Vaporal
but there might be other bonuses....
only SM knows
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>>25668520
That tree is already completed. We got vaporal early for a double 100 when consuming Isolation
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>>25668541
rolling
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>>25668552
>>25668556
Neat.
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we done good.
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>>25668544
>>25668552
>>25668556

>>25668557
>>25668561
>>25668562

We got this.
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>>25668589
Hope so...
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>>25668589
How much do you wanna bet we just ate Justice. Who was trying to protect the kiddos.
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You smash through a window, flying up into the air.

The other shadow vanishes from your senses as your Focus fades, but you remember its position, and it wasn't moving fast. You soar over slowly, waiting for the right moment...

...and Blink!

The world shifts, and you're standing on the grass, about twenty yards from a group of individuals of all ages. There's several men and women, but most of the group is made up of children. An old man, a bit stronger of soul, lingers in the center of the group, watching the night carefully. They hold several torches, casting plenty of light.

The shadow might be undetectable, but you can see it against the darkness!

It whips around -

- but your shadow catches it! It's like trying to hold a bar of soap, but you manage to keep it steady!

The shadow bends and twists, trying to escape your grasp. <Release me!> it shouts.

What do you do?

>say something (write-in)
>pull it toward you, followed up by Gaping Maw
>some other strategy
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>>25668667
He was eating random people. He couldn't be Justice.
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Light magic tree confirmed.
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>say something (write-in)
<I Shall not let you eat these.>
then
>pull it toward you, followed up by Gaping Maw
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>>25668674
>>25668667
Nobody has eaten anybody yet.
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>>25668671
Say something:

<NO!>
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>>25668671

Will we still get the shard if we eat him?
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>>25668685
holy moly
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>>25668671
<Why should I? What is your business here?>
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>>25668671
<Now why would I do that?>
>>pull it toward you, followed up by Gaping Maw
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>>25668705
Eating him is the way to get the shard anon. It's also more like merging than eating, circa Darkxis and Isolation.
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>>25668671
<Hello brother>
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>>25668701
The thing was responsible for several disappearances.
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Nah you can see the same sort white between darkness within and analyze
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>>25668671
>GET IN MY BELLLAAAYYYY
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>>25668671
>>pull it toward you, followed up by Gaping Maw
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>>25668712
This.
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>>25668701
Yes he has. Fang confirmed it was the thing disappearing people.
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>>25668671
>pull it toward you, open up with the Gaping Maw
<Tell me why I should? So you can consume innocent humans?>
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>>25668712
seconding
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>>25668671
<do not fight me, Shadow. You and I are one and the same. I simply wish to talk, without harming the humans.>
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>>25668671
<YOU WERE HEADING TOWARDS CHILDREN, AND THE LAST FEW SENTIENT SHADOWS I'VE MET WOULDN'T HAVE THOUGHT TWICE ABOUT CONSUMING THEM. SO NO.>
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>>25668720
what if we could merge with him to make his shard resonant status?
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>>25668671
<Hmmm.... Nah.>
<Pick on someone your own size.>

I say Gaping Maw, I really don't want to end up in a position were we don't want to consume him because of moral choices.
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>>25668671
<But why? Were you not going to harm innocents?>

We're on top of the situation, let's confirm we can't peacefully merge together instead of traumatizing who we were going to save.
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>>25668727
>>25668746
Oh, well. Still not necessarily random nor an evil act. In this city, neutral at best.
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>>25668671
>pull it toward you, followed up by Gaping Maw

I wonder what shard we'll get.
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>>25668671
Pull him closer, question him on why he is here.

>>25668727
We don't know who the were, or why he ate them.

We've caused disapearences before, even back in jacobs field.
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>>25668671
>hello brother. what exactly was your plan after this? and i would very much like to prevent this from getting violent.
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>>25668712
good idea
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Actually guys I think we might not have completed the transform tree- we didn't get a CONGRATULATIONS thing.

I think we still need Shadefang Poison.
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Vote 1:
>confirm his intentions via conversation

Vote 2:
>pull him toward you, use Gaping Maw to give yourself a consumption advantage
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>>25668763
Big if. Meditation has been what strengthened our shards most. There's no real difference between merge/eat as far as our experiences with the other Shadow Elementals has shown.
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>>25668800
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>>25668779
>inb4 this shadow had its own version of Abby-Sabby it has been trying to protect
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>>25668712
>>25668722
>>25668753

something combining these.
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>>25668774
the shard of belonging, peace and rest
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>>25668794
Idiot. Listen to previous conversation. Vaporal is the completion bonus for the transform tree. We got it early because of a double crit on consuming isolation.
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>>25668746
I hope it's just a horrible man eating shadow beast, but for all we know it could have been disappearing people to put into protective custody to save them from Fang.
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>>25668839
For all we know Sandals was right about the Shadow Mages being evil cunts and this whole thing has just been an elaborate ruse which will conclude with Ila killing us.
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>>25668825
I'm not talking about the completion bonus, I mean SM actually saying in caps, CONGRATULATIONS YOU'VE COMPLETED BLAH BLAH BLAH.
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>>25668839
Or, you know, killing some of the political assholes that are so common to Archon.
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>>25668800
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>>25668825
We didn't exactly consume isolation but rather, forced it to become one with us through mental superiority.
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>>25668877
He told us during the meta talks when we got titanic that Vaporal was the thing we'd get for the CONGRATULATIONS. We didn't get a message because there was no message to give anymore.
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Gee, looks like 2 won.
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>>25668915
I counted differently anon.
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>>25668800

cutting off votes

Huge majority for conversation

Writing.
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>>25668800
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>>25668894
We didn't really do that either. It was lonely and mindless, we gave it comfort and belonging and convinced it to become a part of us to soothe it's loneliness.
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Oh boy. Time for golems 2, Shadow Elemental boogaloo
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>>25668934
I think he was being sarcastic
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... I wonder if this is going to be those golems all over again.
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>>25668937
God, /tg/ never learns. Where is that britfag with the Team Yanks picture?
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>>25668937
One day we'll CONSUME without spending ten posts trying diplomancy.

One day.
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>>25668970
never
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>>25668970
we used to but I feel like a lot of the people that pushed for consuming left the quest
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<Why should I? What is your business here?>

<Would you leave children undefended?> the shadow demands. It keeps struggling against your bonds. For a moment, it's almost free, but you reaffirm your grip. <We don't have time for this!>

<...were you responsible for the disappearances in the city?>

<Of course I was! Someone had to clean up the damn place! Now would you please let go of me?! It hurts!>

You blink in surprise. Perhaps this isn't a foe at all...but a new ally?

What do you do?

>let him go, but keep a sharp eye on him
>there can be only one! (pull him toward you and Gaping Maw)
>say something else
>some other strategy
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>>25668969
First. Not a Britfag. Amerifag.
Second. Here you go.
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>>25669021
Probably got hungry and CONSUMED each other.
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>>25669026
HAHA! JUSTICE BRO!
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>>25669026
>there can be only one! (pull him toward you and Gaping Maw)
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>>25669026
...It's lying. CONSUME
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>>25669026
... wat.
<forgive me if I'm suspicious. the last few Shadow Elementals I've met have been... less than stable. Impress me with your memories.>
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>>25669026
Ask him where we can go to contact him at a later point.
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>>25669026
>let him go, but keep a sharp eye on him
Finally! Someone that can understand our hardon for justice!
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>>25669026
c-consume


can we waifu the new shadow?
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>>25669063
I like this, memory transfer seems a good idea.
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>>25669026
<Forgive me if I'm more than a little bit wary. The other two of us have been insane from loneliness and just plain insane, respectively.>

Let go of him.

Brace for Hypersonic Schattenkreig if he even so much as touches one of the children.
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>>25669063
Supporting
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>>25669026
Ok, so it's not evil.

Merge with it. We need the power.

We're all just shards of the whole. We must CONSUME
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>>25669026

A SHADOW THAT ISN'T CRAZY. What is the world coming to.

Uh, what do you guys think?

I kind of think we shouldn't release him until we have a controlled situation here.

I'm not sure how we'd be able to contain him though, you know?
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>>25669026
<And you felt you had to consume them instead of jailing them because...>

<And just who the hell are you, anyways?>
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>>25669026
>say something else
Ask where the threat is.
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>>25669026
>there can be only one! (pull him toward you and Gaping Maw)
We'll protect them together
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>>25669026
Don't let him go, keep questioning him about him motives, and explain our own.
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>>25669077
Loneliness and hunger*
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>>25669026
>>25669063
This but impress him with our memories of Isolation and Darkxis first.
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>>25669026
Ask him what his intentions are. If, at the very least, it doesn't seem like he'll eat the others:
>let him go, but keep a sharp eye on him
<One false move, one hint of hunger towards these innocents, and I will ensure it will be your last mistake.>
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>>25669026
>>let him go, but keep a sharp eye on him
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>>25669026
THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE
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>>25669073

>>25669063
Oh, hey, I like that idea.
<Impress me.>
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>>25669026
>there can be only one! (pull him toward you and Gaping Maw)
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>>25669076

Supporting memory transfer.
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>>25669026
This guy is either as stupid as /tg/ or he thinks that we are that stupid. He is clearly lying.
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>>25669077
Only if it will extend the same courtesy if /tg/ has Shadow touch Abigail.
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>>25669026
"I thought ending the fight quickly would be the best way to minimize risk to them. Now that the head and heir are dead any more fighting is counter-productive to the goals of nearly all participants."
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>>25669026
WE ARE THE ONE
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>>25669063
>>25669077
>>25669089
All of these, but we still keep a hold on them.
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>>25669063
i like this. prove you mean it. show me. show me everything. impress me
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>>25669026
If he is the facet of Justice what are we?
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>>25669063
This.
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>>25669026
>there can be only one! (pull him toward you and Gaping Maw)

Think about it. If we had another shard of true darkness, we'd be able to do more justice stuff than if we let this one run around independently.

All it has achieved is killing a bunch of criminals, whereas we've managed to free hundreds of slaves, save villages, and generally be JUSTICE.

We'd do more good with that shard, so, for JUSTICE, we need to CONSUME him.
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>>25669026
<We've got some bad experience with shadow fragments. We will merge, and it will be easier if we both agree on that.>
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>>25669063
this is better then what i choose chaning to this
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>>25669063
>>25669099

I like it. tit-for-tat.
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>>25669137
We are the Shard of Gullibility.
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And it is the golems all over again....
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>>25669164
Yup.
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>>25669026
>there can be only one! (pull him toward you and Gaping Maw)
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>>25669162
It all makes sense now
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>>25669164
God damn it.

I might as well go to bed and read the archives tomorrow to see how everyone manages to ham this up.
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>>25669162
HUEHUEHUE! It all makes sense now!
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>>25669026
>>there can be only one! (pull him toward you and Gaping Maw)
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ALRIGHTY THEN

Vote 1:
>voice your skepticism. Ask for an impression. Offer your own.

Vote 2:
>drag him toward you and gaping maw
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>>25669164
It's not, though.
This guy can communicate
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>>25669164
Would you stop bringing that up just because you don't get to murder things all the time?
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>>25669089
><And you felt you had to consume them instead of jailing them because...>

Um, that's exactly what -we- have been doing.

So long as he isn't lying (and we will keep him secured till we find out) we have a shadow that has been doing similar to what we have been doing.

>>25669148
I will use the same argument I used against people who wanted to eat Flint and Auriel so long ago, More allies means more places that we can influence at one, and as this is a stealthy shadow, he can follow us around and help us with saving throws if we screw up.

Plus, we may end up fusing on friendly terms later on.
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>>25669164
>Meet another Shadow who isn't immediately bugfuck insane
>HURR YOU WANT TO QUESTION IT RATHER THAN KILL IT OUT OF THE BLUE
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We meet random elemental, he tries to eat the kids, goody-two-shoes gullible elemental shows up. He tells us a fairy tale, excusing his random eating of people as cleaning up.

The sad part is that tg are a bunch of beta suckers that all eat it up.
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>>25669089
>Implying there is a functioning jail system that isn't torture porn.
>Implying we've put anyone in jail.
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>>25669164
Kids these days...
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