You erase the construct's core, and absorb the energy for yourself.>you've gained 3 EXP (5)>you've gained 2 HP (57/81)>you've gained 1 mana>mana: 32/34The pieces of the construct fall apart as you plummet to the ground. You turn to save your own construct - but only to see that it's already smashed into the ground. Damn.Another ray of light shoots down from the sky, vaporizing another set of robots. Dozens, maybe 100, still remain, and while the mages have retreated into the ship, the magic shielding the outside of the hull and the hatches is taking hits from all sides. Dozens of them are pounding on the adamantium. Others hack into the magic barriers with swords of lightning or earth magic.What do you do now?>get down to the ground, take 'em out!>communicate with Tyrael, form a strategy>something else
>>25701106>communicate with Tyrael, form a strategy
>communicate with Tyrael, form a strategy
>>25701106Stratagise with Tyrael whilst getting down to business on the robots...SAM WILL BE AVENGED!!!!
>>25701106>communicate with Tyrael, form a strategyLet's bring up that we can Titanic and see if he can get everyone out of the way for it. If not, something else works.
>everyone ran to grab a drink from the fridgeI'm doing that
Rolled 41>>25701106>get down to the ground, take 'em out!
hah old thread just died
Rolled 63>>25701106>communicate with Tyrael, form a strategyunless you have a better plan i am about to wreck all of these robots about now
>>25701106I wonder if the last thoughts that our construct had before dying were that it knew its shadowy creater would save it
Rolled 40>>25701106Let's go supersize mode and knock their shit out.
>>25701213Not without tao we cant.
>>25701233Titanic != Berserk
>>25701166I like this, we wreck shit up front while they supply long range support out of our kill zone.
>>25701213I say go for it
>>25701213We can at least bring it up that we can do it.
>>25701271I know it's not berserk. I just don't want to spend 5xp on it for a one time deal
>>25701213Lets wreck some robots. Hey SM can we still CONSUME in giant mode
>>25701257>>25701261How many constructs could we expect to destroy during those... 4 turns? Probably many enough that it'd be worth the exp cost to be either net zero or positive gain.
<Tyrael, is that you up there?>"Shadow?!" A rush of light flies up to you. "I've got to land - the Sky-sever is about to gut me."You can see it happening. Wind is beginning to surround him like a tiny cyclone. His aura of Light keeps it at bay, but it's beginning to spin faster. You can feel some of it yourself...<What's the plan?>"We need to clear a landing zone. I'll shoot a space free, and you make sure none of them want to go back there. Sound good?">agree to the plan; dive down and attack>agree; Schattenkrieg meteor strike>agree; Titanic the fuck out of them>some other strategy
>>257013023 turns.If you're going to advocate something, you should know how it works.
>>25701271Not why I downvoted it. Lots of small targets is not where titanic would shine. >>25701308>agree; Schattenkrieg meteor strike
>>25701271The problem is we can hurt our allies with it(it's actually mentioned in the skill description that it shouldn't be used around them) This is the better course of action >>25701166 if we want to use it.
>>25701299NOEPThough you can end Titanic early if you'd like.
>>25701308>>agree; Schattenkrieg meteor strike
Rolled 79>>25701308>agree; Schattenkrieg meteor strikethe man says clear a hole? we clear a hole
>>25701318oh and there is that.
>>25701308>agree; Titanic the fuck out of themFantasia mode: Engaged
>>25701308>agree; Titanic the fuck out of them
>>25701308>agree; Schattenkrieg meteor strike
>>25701166I don't know if anyone noticed, but the mages have all but retreated inside the barricaded ship. The robots are trying to get inside. So, there aren't any allies outside. They're working really hard to plug the holes in the hull, though.
>>25701317>Not why I downvoted it. Lots of small targets is not where titanic would shine. Are you an idiot?We have Shiva.We can create a fuckton of deadly appendages, the only restriction being our body mass.With THAT much mass? We'll be a giant fucking blender.
>>25701308agree; METEOR MASH!!!!
>>25701323>>25701308Fuck it, do it anyway. we can eat the body's afterwards
Rolled 10>>25701308>agree; Schattenkrieg meteor strikebut flatten out the tip. sacrifice some armor piercing for more blunt force trama. we might take damage from that though. do it anyway
>>25701361Okey dokeyRoll 1d100 to GERMAN METEOR
>>25701361What if we Schattenkrieg AND then Titanic?
>>25701302The first part was posed as a question for a reason. I'm merely trying to make a logical decision for whether to support this action or not.
>>25701397Well...you'll have another choice set after landing.
Rolled 14>>25701395GERMAN METEOR
>>25701361Shit, then let's Titanic this shit after meteor striking. Might as well Berserk while we're at it.
Rolled 73>>25701397ow, dem rolls
>>25701405please stop rolling...
Holy shit that was terrible rolling.
Rolled 79>>25701432I was the highest of the first three, can't really blame me for that utter failure.>>25701395
>>25701415But it's not the same as Titanic schattenkrieg
Rolled 90>>25701395ONE OF THOSE DAYS
>>25701405>>25701410>>25701411>in b4 we smash straight though the ships barricades...
>>25701449you can't use any other abilities beyond beserk.
Rolled 11>>25701395LAST CHANCE
>>25701449By "can stack with berserk" in the description for Titanic, I meant to imply that it couldn't be used with any other abilities. Titanic + magic would be ridiculously OP
Considering we're just meteor striking a large area, I'm expecting a huge damage backlash over just plain missing everything.
Rolled 99>>25701489We didn't critical fail.
>>25701479> Titanic + magic would be ridiculously OPHowso? We're larger, but we'd not be any stronger magically right?
>>25701508Defense is doubled or something.
>>25701479True, I guess it would be a bit overpowered. No need to level the entire area.
>>25701479Shame, I really was looking forward to a kiloton meteor strike.
>>25701508We still have double attack and defense, it's the combination of things not magic getting stronger.
>>25701507Schattenkrieg has a chance of hurting us in backlash, it's in the skill description.
You spin down to the earth at 340.29m/s (sealevel).Tyrael's ray of light blasts bast you, detonating as it strikes the ground. A dozen robots turn to ash. You strike the ground just behind the attack, throwing up a wave of rock as your mass slams into the plateau. Debris flies in every direction, taking out more enemies, and putting a heavy cover of dust into the air.>you've taken 12 damage (45/81)Tyrael lands heavy on the ground above the crater you've made. "You ok down there?!"<...never better.> You clamber up to the top of the dirt."They're coming," he says. He raises his sword, and it flares into a white bar of light, doubling in length. "Watch my back."<You watch mine.>Robots fly in out of the dust - all the same model you've been fighting - though they look like the old kind, not the one that can disassemble.Roll 1d100 for battle perfomance!
>>25701580You've rolled bad every single time.
Rolled 55>>25701571Shiva their shit
Rolled 90>>25701571ROLLIN THOSE DICE
Rolled 59>>25701592Ill make up for it eventually.>>25701571
Rolled 80>>25701571We are doing really terrible today
Rolled 73>>25701571Rolling all 1's.
>>25701571Hurry back, tell your leaders, you'll need more men
Rolled 8>>25701571stealing #10
>>25701625>Rolls 3 times>2 shit, 1 mediocreWhy
Rolled 99>>25701625You goddamn well shouldn't have.
>>25701609a 94 and 55 are pretty good, especially with our physical stats.>>25701625At least roll once per thing. That is really fucking douchey
because I'm sick, I want to die, and right now this is the only happy thing I have?
>>25701664How about you think about other strategies and we take care of the rolling ok?
>>25701689nah, I will cut back to one roll per post though
A robot flies in to strike you with a sword-arm. You grab it around the waist and lift it into the air. It struggles for a moment, beating at your arm, and then you chuck it at another incoming ally. Hard.The robots collide, and explode. More fly through the ashes. You block the sword of one, and slam another backward. The sword bites into your flesh. You ignore the pain and crack in in half, then rip the robot's head off and punch it hard enough to crack it in two. Another robot tries to get the jump on your from above, but another of your limbs stabs through it like a stalagmite, then slams it into the rock.>you've accumulated 4 damageTyrael leaps and turns behind you. His sword of light burns through everything it touches, slicing metal like butter. He's briefly halted when three robots block it together his his own sword, but then he raises his free hand and vaporizes them with a flash of light. He glances back at you. "Not bad, shadow!"<Child's play.>More robots are coming. The dust clears, and you can see them swarming from all directions.A turret suddenly juts from the hull of the Noiralev.You see an angel sitting in the ball of the control system - Auriel! "Eat this you metal fucks!"Streams of light erupt from the ends of the turret. It pumps magic ceaselessly, burning a path through your enemies. Robots try to attack her position, but you sense more magic from deeper inside the ship providing her with a thick shield. They only slam themselves against the barrier.You see a few robots in the distance, not moving toward you. They're gathered in a tight circle. <What're they up to?>"Can't be anything good!" Tyrael says.What do you do?>make your way to the odd formation, and make it not a formation>suggest Tyrael take care of it>fire magic their way, focus on defending your position>some other strategy
>make your way to the odd formation, and make it not a formation
Rolled 20>>25701720>make your way to the odd formation, and make it not a formation
>>25701720>make your way to the odd formation, and make it not a formation
>>25701720>make your way to the odd formation, and make it not a formationGo over there and wreck their shit!
>>25701720Formations generally mean magical channeling, and that's a bad thing.Let's wreck it just like we wrecked the Sun Call.
>>25701720The Formation Offends Shadow. IT MUST BE GONE!!!Schattenkrieg it.Continue Schattenkrieging until we can Schattenkrieg no more...
>>25701720>make your way to the odd formation, and make it not a formationCut our way to it draw attention away form Tyrael but warming him before we do so.
>>25701720>make your way to the odd formation, and make it not a formationSCHATTENKREIG
>>25701720We could buy shadow blast and and hit them at point blank.
Vote 1:>schattenkriegVote 2:>shiva your way to the formation
we sure do love schattenkrieg now
>>25701827When all you have is a drill everything looks like a screw, I guess.
Shiva-ingRoll 1d100Also, roll 1d20!
Rolled 48>>25701894Rolling again!
>>25701897>>25701902>>25701910d100s, pretty great>>25701903>>25701906>>25701912d20s, pretty meh but above average
>>25701897>>25701902>>25701903>>25701910>>25701906Hello, yes? I'd like to buy some consistency.That'll be how much? You must be joking. I'm going to take my business elsewhere
might as well trip up if people are gonna copycat>>25701897this is the only one I rolled so far
>>25701959Oldest trick in the book. Post a bunch of copycats and then trip up to prevent it.I have no need to use a trip.
Yanks, you are doing great! You have made me proud today!
>>25701985look up this trip on foolz archives. I've used it for the longest time. I'll put it away again once the trolls get bored. honestly quests don't need any other tripfags then the QM.
Is Copyfriend back? Copyfriend has been absent lately....Were you ill Copyfriend?
>>25702035There was more than one copyfag, friendfag.
<I'll take care of it.>You slam through the latest wave of robots, knocking them aside. Auriel's turret takes care of them before they can attack you from behind. She swivels to burn a path clear for you, but gets distracted as more jump for her console.But it doesn't matter, because you're a shadow on a mission. Dozens of robots cruise in to intercept you, and dozens of robots go flying with arms ripped off, canons bent backward, and magic jets torn out from under them.You reach the circle of robots - they're a different color than the others. A greenish tint lines their metal - adamantium. On top of that, they're under heavy guard. A veritable wall of steel separates you from them. It looks like they're casting some kind of earth magic.You lay into the robots, but they surround you on all sides. You take out at least half their number, but they keep coming, and you've taken more than a few hits.What do you do?>attack. No robots, no magic.>420 nightblaze; target the spell.>shadow assault the casting robots>shadow assault the robots attacking you, then go for the casters>Blink into the middle of the casters, attack>some other strategy
>420 nightblaze; target the spell.Or berserk.Berserk is fun
>>25702081>Blink into the middle of the casters, attack
>>25702081>420 nightblaze; target the spell.
Rolled 4>>25702081>420 nightblaze; target the spell.
>>25702081Blink then nightblaze.
>>25702081>morph in to robot>gain their trust "beep boop fuck the humans">shiva
>>25702081>some other strategyBlink into the air above and METEORIC SCHATTENKRIEG THE FUCK OUT OF THEM
>>25702031I can't help but feel the easiest solution would involve just going anonymous. Forcing you into using a trip is the entire point of the copyfriends.And I dislike people tripfagging.
>Blink into the middle of the casters, attackbeserk
>>25702081Blink into the middle, then NightBlaze an area half the distance between us and the Airship...
>>25702081You know, we have 5 EXP, we could just buy shadow blast and fire it right into the middle of the group, take out a lot of them at once if we blink close before doing it.
>>25702081Are we still titanic? Because >>25702127 sounds like a hell of a plan.Literally just nuke the shit out of them with extreme prejudice.
>>25702159>Are we still titanic?You never were titanic.
>>25702159YOU CAN'T USE ABILITIES OTHER THAN BERSERK WHILE TITANIC.
>>25702138>he's so insecure he has a trip on nowslowclap.wav
>>25702154Aoe-fun. I'd like to second this.
>>25702159I like this, since we have a shadow mage army we should work towards eclipse, a true force multiplier once we have to lead our forces into battle!
>>25702154I'll support it.
>>25702154gah, linked wrong!>>25702159I like this, since we have a shadow mage army we should work towards eclipse, a true force multiplier once we have to lead our forces into battle!
>>25702184I'm thirding that
Vote 1:>blink and AOE nightblazeVote 2:>blink and attackVote 3:>buy Shadow Blast, blink right up to them, use it
>>257022461Because I'm special snowflake
Eh, I'd still rather disrupt the spell before Shadow Blasting, there's no guarantee it will stop working or not go off because they got hit by some shadow and our objective is to stop the spell. Whatever.
>>25702297>implying my vote being invalid even matters
>>25702312I'm rather sure a temporary black hole that eats the reality around it will stop the spell, or at least deal with the casters.
>>257022463 it is, writing/buying
>>25702312I assume that it would work if we targeted the focus.... though Do we know which one is the focus? I mean, they are all feeding it power, but one of them has to be controlling the spell...
>>25702342That's void ring, this is just literally a blast of shadow.
>>25702360Oh, my memory doesn't serve me too well it seems. Thanks for clearing it up.
>>25702312We have stop spells several times by attacking the caster itself.
>>25702345Oh yeah, roll 1d100
Rolled 12>>25702396Die bad robots!
Rolled 5rolling low cause thats what I do. If you don't you are obviously fake.>>25702396
Rolled 74>>25702396rollin los doble :3
>all these underwhelming rolls
Rolled 15>>25702396rolling agian
Rolled 17>>25702396Rolling again because I'm adorable (:
Rolled 80>>25702396I won't even count the seconds, YODO You Only Die Once
>>25702425>>25702420>>25702419You guys are just as bad if not worse than he is. I hope you're okay with that.
>>25702438unless you are Dave... Apparently...
>>25702401>>25702410>>25702413Its OK, we are using the shadow shotgun anyway.
>>25702456"Almost" only counts in tactical warheads.
>>25702485Spells usually work as described outside of a colossal fuck-up regardless of roll, it just decides if it does better or worse than intended.
You can't waste time dealing with the peons. You Blink through the line of robots, reappearing right on the edge of the circle.You channel your power into your shadow magic...it needs to be wider, more concentrated.You unleash Shadow Blast!Three of the six robots forming the circle take heavy damage. All that remains of the one closest to you is a pair of legs, which promptly collapse; the other half of the first two are burned and melted away. But they took the blow for the last three.Mana: 26/34The sigil glows bright. They're about to cast their spell, and an army of robots is leaping for your backside!What do you do?>ignore the attackers. Use shadow blast again and finish them off>420 nightblaze it>a physical attack should finish them off>some other strategy
Rolled 5>>25702605420 blaze itlike we should do
>>25702605>420 nightblaze itshould have done it first. It's what we're here for.
Rolled 59>>25702605>420 nightblaze it
>>25702605Now we Nightblaze, full power.
>>25702605>420 nightblaze itAll day erryday
>>25702605>>420 nightblaze it
>>25702605We can't really make a full-power nightblaze or we'd fuck up the mages on our side, we can't be that far away from them. Maybe a short-range one, maybe 5 mana or so, would be enough. We've seen powerful enough nightblazes destroy golems before.
just make sure this nightblaze targets the spell only.
Rolled 25>>25702639Full power nightblaze you can either do AoE or direct it at one spell like nightflare is used for.
Nightblaze!Vote 1:>5 mana (most possible without hitting the shipVote 2:>10 mana, maximum power, disrupt everythingVote 3:>10 mana, target the spell specifically
>>25702647Good point. I just somehow thought it would make more sense to release it as an aoe so it would interrupt the casters, but perhaps a direct attack on the spell itself would indeed have a higher chance at succeeding.
>>25702639We are after away from our allies we can make a AoE and fuck every golem around us.
>>25702639The problem with the 5 mana approach is that there is room for failure to stop the spell.
>>25702655>>25702670Changing my vote to 1
>>25702691And the problem with the 10 mana approach is that SM is implying it'll hit the ship as well.
>>25702703Not if we target the spell specifically.
>inb4 the spell sigil was being prepared outside the ship for some reason
>>25702691>>25702703exactly, hit mages, hit turret giving support, and if we target spell we'll be overwelmed
>>25702703Which is why we target the spell like option 3 says?
>>25702703People really need to read the fucking pastebin to learn how the spells actually work before they vote on anything...
>>25702703Not if we target the spell specifically, but then we don't get the robots around us.
Rolled 1Tied 6-6>>25702695This doesn't follow the rules but it seems legit and no one complained about having their vote hijacked.I'm rolling 1d2; 1 is 5 mana nightblaze, 2 is we target the spell directly
Alright, Roll 1d100 for 5 mana nightblaze (which costs you 4 mana)
>>25702766>>25702769>>25702771i'll take it
all the fake redaeths broke my curseyay
Rolled 16>>25702763rolling again
Your nightblaze shocks from your body, erasing the spell on the ground in an instant. What feels like a deep movement of the earth and rock below you grinds to a sudden halt.Dozens of robots sprinting toward you collapse to the ground, their cores erased.The three adamantium robots still stand, and they jet straight at you before you can recover!Roll 1d100 to dodge
Rolled 42>>25702797PfffI wonder how many we have to kill before they start to consider us an unnecessary expenditure of resources?
Rolled 33>>25702797rolling again
So what I'm getting from their cores failing is that we should just run around 5 mana nightblazing shit until they either wise up or collapse.
Rolled 83>>25702797Hmm, I theorize that the adamantium protected their cores from the nightblaze.
>>25702812Either they have determined Shadow to be an existential threat, or they know how to construct power cores to replicate.
>>25702823You have seriously become the problem you were fighting. Redaeth isn't even rolling extra anymore. You are worse then him.
Rolled 30>>25702797Fuck em up
>>25702844he is a troll, of course hes worse then me.
>>25702828Probably. Adamantium is one of the best holders of enchantments, and incredibly durable too.We could always just melt them away with another shadow blast. It would only bring us to 16 mana, leaving plenty of room for other actions.
>>25702869Lets Shiva our way through them.
Any chance we have a lunch break?
>>25702905yes, that was 3 hours ago.
>>25702797once the battle is over, we should consume all the remains regardless of weither they give exp. I want the robots to return to gather the fallen and find that ALL the parts from the robots and the ship is gone and they regret ever fucking with us
>>25702915Nah, the Havenites can use the metal.
>>25702832If the first case, then they clearly have not done their research or are too paranoid to be allowed to exist. I think they know how to construct the basic power cores already, but they have no clue when it comes to the large ones, or a dynamo.And if they haven't worked it out, Vellik had no chance.
>>25702915The smarter idea would be to gather all the parts and melt them down so that we can use the metal later for supplies.
>>25702934>>25702915grab what we can for salvage, then do this>mfw we took out all their heavy hitters and can't build more without the metal we took.consumed
You Ink into a puddle, and their attacks all fly over you. The last in the line tries to stop, but in an instant, you pop back up and smash him into his compatriots.A blast of white light engulfs them, and when it fades, they're ash. Tyrael stands before you. "That was close. That spell could have leveled this plateau. Well - "A giant sigil of spirit flares under the ship. It quickly grows in strength and power."Looks like Hamil's ready to go," Tyrael says. But he doesn't look happy. "...those robots planned this out carefully. If they disrupted the land enough, Hamil would have had to rework his spell...which would have given them time to gather more forces. What the hell do they have against us?"You pick up the shell of a defeated robot. 002 is stamped on the shoulder. <...I'm not entirely sure. The last robot I met seemed reasonable. But these...>"Well, doesn't matter now.""Hey, you two slackers!" Auriel shouts. She's standing above the turret pod, which has opened up to the air. "Get the fuck over here!"Despite all his obvious power, Tyrael winces at her voice with the automatic reaction born of hundreds of years with her as his superior. "...you can take the captain out of their airship, but you can't take the airship out of a captain."<She does seem rather...more vulgar than usual.>"She's always vulgar," Tyrael mutters. "She just puts a lid on it around that knight. I don't know what he did, but I never thought - ""TODAY, YOU IDIOTS!"Tyrael sighs, and you join him in boarding the Noiralev.A moment later, you feel the world tug around you...>you gain 3 exp from the still-viable remains you would have quickly consumed>you gain 2 HP>you gain 4 temerity------------------------HP: 43/81Mana: 22/34EXP: 3Humanity: 444Temerity: 287----------------------2-3 hour break for dinner, see you in a bit
>>25702968we should supersonic back here, gather salvage then>>25702915
>>25702989>implying all robot remains were not teleported along with you>HAHAsee you shortly
>>25702968Man, city 002 is a hivemind of dicks.
>>25702989I don't think we have time. Got to make sure everyone is re-situated and uninjured first.
>>25702968The last robot we met was reasonable because you guys all went full retard.Just reminding you all that it happened.
>realizing that frostbite would be perfect to become spooky ghost shadowThink about it.>stealthy sneaky infiltrate>use frostbite to make the room chill>All doors freeze shut>everything iced over><NOW YOU'RE LOCKED IN HERE WITH MEEEEEE!!!!>>Activate berserk.
>>25703002We should devour any intact cores, then. Though obviously save a few for research.
>>25703002>>implying all robot remains were not teleported along with youi luv you SM, i can't wait for the robots to realize how badly they fucked up and try to apologize
>>25703018Or give them to city 1 as a sorry for killing Steward's core
>>25703029Or a bargaining chip to force City 2 into backing off. Hell, if there's a means of communication maybe we'll figure out what the fuck is going on.
>>25702968if i may, sense we are arriving in Haven's future location i'll just leave these from earlier thread here>Freedom: Those bound and oppressed shall find allies and sanctuary with us, those who seek enslavement will find only enemies amongst us.>Balance:True harmony of the elements is impossible, for their disharmony is their very nature. We seek only peaceful existence with the elements and will fight for that right, just as we will fight til our last to preserve the existence of others>Justice: In a world smothered in hypocrisy and injustice, we refuse to turn away. We stand for no one force, only what is right. Our protection shall be firm, our justice swift, and our humanity great to behold.
>>25703016That's boring compared to the Bed Method.
>>25703052>>25703016bed is plan a, this can be b or c
>>25703052>Become toilet>They sit on us>Frostbite>Asscheeks now have frostbite.
>>25703071>implying we won't just toilet snake them with gaping maw
>>25703071You evil bastard.
>nobody realizing Frostbite's true potentialGuys, it's obvious. We become refrigerator. Keeping cold drinks for our bros.
So it looks like we've got 2-3 hours to argue over 9 exp again. So we got Analyze, Spirit Lash, Robust Immunity, and Toxic Smog from last time. I suspect Surge and Frostbite to continue into the Water tree to also be in consideration. Maybe Terror to go for the Silence + Isolation + Mind Crush combo. What else is on the table.
>>25703100Why would we waste energy on chilling the ignorance potions?
>>25703114Woops. Make that 8 exp.
>>25703100If we complete the water tree and combine it with the advance construct abilities. We can make an ice construct and call it Chillbro!
>>25703140Or 3. forgot shadow power. I need sleep
>>25703114We've only got 3 xp.That said, our options are Spirit Lash, Robust Immunity, or Toxic Smog - or, we could not spend anything and save up for something else.If I had to pick between the three, I'd go for Robust Immunity.
>>25703114Maybe we could save it for later?
>>25703182Lets buy Spirit Lash then.
>>25703182>>25703191Save seems the best to me as we also might be getting more exp shortly from intact power cores.
>>25703199I wonder if the first 5 counting applies to supercrits too.
>>25703002I'm not sure how this works, logically.If Hamil's teleportation circle was far-reaching enough to detect and bring along the scrap from the robots we were fighting, presumably it would've been wide enough that it would have been disrupted by our Nightblaze.Unless the "teleportation" is merely an effect of the spell itself, and the fact that it affects things outside the scope of the circle would be analogous to something like a flamethrower; the circle is the weapon itself, while the teleportation it causes is the flame produced, where Nightblaze would have needed to disrupt the machine doing the firing to stop it from werfing teleportflammen all over the plateau.That said, why the hell was the Teleportation spell keyed in such a way that it would detect and bring along random, unexpected scrap metal? Is it going to be bringing along ALL "unnatural" material so as to bring along extra building material? Is it just bringing the whole goddamn plateau along with us, which explains why the City 002 bots disrupting the plateau itself would've required reworking the circle?I mean, it wouldn't exactly be stealthy, but it'd be fucking cool. Unlikely to be happening, though. Does it work because of PLOT and pic related?Am I being a moron and it's just bringing the dead 'bots that are actually within the circle and we consumed the Adamantium casters outside?I'm real glad we didn't decide that we were going to be a Shard of Curiosity instead of Justice. Between the Skysever, dynamo construction and assorted other magic mechanics there's just way too much shit I'd want to spend all of our time on.>>25703047It turns out I like this a lot better oriented vertically than the classic "flag shape".>>25703153He'd be a pretty cool dude.
>>25703199>>25703216>>25703226I actually want to buy The Sense, from the Servant tree.Now that we're gone from Archon, we need to make sure that Adavan has the best chance at catching possible assassination attempts on Abby, and more importantly, keep tabs on Yi Fang for us.He'll be much better equipped for this with all of our sensing benefits, you know? It's a large utility boost, and it's worth considering
>>25703047I have this looks better turned this way.
>>25703047Flip that upside down. It might look better that way.
>>25703249I'd say it works like this>Spell is shaped in a small area, designed to 'grab' and warp anything that isn't the ground (in other words it has to be tuned so that it doesn't warp the entire plateau)>When cast, the spell expands, 'grabs' everything that isn't excluded, and warps>The robots disrupting the plateau would have required reworking the 'exclusion list' so that they don't bring a huge chunk of useless matter along with them, which would probably have increased the mana cost of the spell by a shitload if they went ahead anywayThats my guess anyway
>>25703249Or the sigiil/focus of the spell was not in the radius of the nightblaze blast so it doesn't even matter if we crossed into the radius of the teleport's effect.
>shadow quest 44 started in the middle of a work dayFuck everything.
>>25703002>mfw City 002 was located under the plateau and we accidently bring it along with us.>mfw the robot remains reassemble once the teleport is complete and commence attack>mfw I have no face
>>25703047>>25703340stick with flavor text, but kind like it either way
>>25703340I kinda like it this way
>>25703340Eh, liked it the other way.
>>25703366I think the flag should lose some of it's uniformity so speak. The super thin straight lines kind of make it feel a little unnatural for a flag.
>>25703409Have to agree
>>25703409well, shadow isn't exactly creative when it comes to these sorts of things....
>>25703409no one liked any of the more less uniform designs, this one was preferred in past threads>like as far back as 36-37
>>25703340How about a sort of yin yang only all the colours of the elements instead of just black+whiteCan't draw for shit though
>>25703450tried that, no one seemed interested
>>25703409Thirded, can we flip it turnways? horizontal emblems are cooler.
>>25703450We tried that. It was a mess of a rainbow spiral.>>25703446I'm not asking for a different design, just that edges/lines are smoothed out/contoured so it's less unnaturrally rigid.
>>25703450Meh, just recolor a Korean flag or something.
>>25703464this was original, but people asked to flip last time it was posted
>>25703450So, like the Google Chrome logo?
>>25703475Maybe even have colors/edges blend into each other a little too.
>>25703497That may work, just Yin-yang the center and do the same to the three outside sections for the other elements.
>>25703493Alright, the vertical can stay, but we should center the circle, maybe get more of those lines around it.
>>25703450>>25703461>>25703475I put my soul into this, and no one liked it. Now it will haunt you forever...
>>25703598Haven is going to be a colony for gays?
>>25703615I come from /d/, friend. You can not even comprehend the levels of gay that I have planned.
>>25703598THE END IS NEVER THE END IS NEVER THE END IS NEVER THE END IS NEVER THE END IS NEVER THE END IS NEVER IS NEVER IS NEVER THE END THE END IS NEVER THE END THE END IS NEVER THE END IS NEVER THE END THE END THE END THE END THE END THE END IS NEVER THE ENDOH GOD WHY
Waiting for OP..
>>25703493I think this looks a lot cleaner and more like a real flag.
>>25703666This one is the best yet. Maybe the star one a close second
>>25703666Have the lines of the other elements curve. As if it was going along with the circle. Otherwise, nice job, Satan.
>>25702968Well, since we're on break I just wanted to say its posts like this that make me so glad that we helped Auriel with her husbando.
>>25703340This has sort of a sun/moon wibe to it, maybe if the element colours were sorted to form a landscape of a sort.
>>25703020You bastard, now SM can't use his favourite image!
>>25703666You know, I really like this flag, but it kind of emphasizes Light and Shadow as superior elements relative to the others. Not sure if that's the message we want to send.
>>25703797To be fair, that's how the histories played out the war.
>>25703797They kind of are more powerful than the other elements.
>>25703789SM usually uses the gif version, anyway
>>25703853And probably has his own slightly altered modification
>>25703797Yea I just took that other guys image and got rid of the spaces between the off colors. Working on a real 3:5 image with accurate the diagonal strokes starting at 1/3 across and meeting in the middle.Also not sure about keeping that weird yin yang thing and probably going to try to work on better shades of the colors.
>>25703864>weird yin yangyou mean this? >>25703501SM already told me he thought it was too busy, but if you think you can do something cool with it, feel free to take a shot.
Since people have been throwing out yin-yang for the elements. Have some bullshit yin-yangish philosophy to go with it. The difference between the elements is that one side expands while the other engulfs. Light radiates outwards from it's source, Fire spreads outward as long as it has fuel, Wind carries seeds and spores across the land, and Lightning jumps from one conductive source to another. Darkness surrounds from all sides, Water submerges and drowns, Earth is deep and expansive, and the realm of Spirit is all around us if invisible. Despite these differences, there is a cycle. What is expansion but a steady engulfment? What is left to do after enveloping something but to spread back out?
>>25703937How about no.Making up some bullshit just to justify a certain flag design is dumb.Don't be dumb.
>>25703864Cool. Definitely looking forward to seeing a more put-together version of the banner when it's done.I just threw the first version together in a couple minutes in hopes that one non-swirly design would at least prompt people to stop making hundreds of hideous rainbow yin yang variations, so it was never intended to be a final version. I just grabbed the most thematically appropriate real-life country flag design (Greenland) and dyed it Shadow Quest colors. And it's not even symmetrical. I'd kind of feel bad if the 5-minute first draft ended up getting used as the final product.>>25703797This was actually mostly because I was worried about it becoming a rainbow clusterfuck if I tried to even out the other elements' colors with Light/Shadow, though I figured that it was justifiable in the end because of what >>25703832 and >>25703847 said. But all that said, it was still mostly because of graphic design sensibilities.
>>25704006Not justifying anything. It was just a source of inspiration.
>>25703891No I meant the bisected mirroring circle in the middle of the current version.
>>25704033I mostly liked that because I didn't want all of the elements' colors to stay totally separate from one another. (Which is also why I decided to switch the greater/lesser elements' stripes over to the "opposing" side, rather than my first draft which just kept the Spirit/Water/Earth stripes on the Shadow side and the Lightning/Fire/Air stripes on the Light side.)Aside from the flag it was based off of, I had it there mostly because just having the base flag be a black bar and a white bar seemed way too boring.Now that I think about it, I actually wouldn't mind it being replaced by something like the inner star from >>25703511
And for what it's worth, there happens to be a thread on /gd/ about a dude trying to design a flag for a hypothetical country, so there's bound to be some reasonable ideas had in there that we could bogart (and/or just cross-reference while going it alone.)>>>/gd/83425
>>25703654Remember when we went around as an adrogynous man-woman-mage thing? No? Me neither. Let us pretend it never happened.
>>25704292Yes, and if that creepy dollfucker returns to this thread then let us shun him.
>>25704292I'm pretty sure we still do that from time to time, but SM doesn't feel the need to tell us what form he's imagining shadow is in all the time.
>>25704356It's more like we've been playing out the role as some Shadow summon since the entire time we first took on the guise. We've had no need to appear as a human for anything other than that infiltration of the Cheung family.Personally, I prefer being a Shadow blob at all times unless we need a disguise.
>>25704292It's actually cool in my books. In-character, Shadow likely sees this form as something that helps lower social barriers.>>25704356He confirmed that when we first joined a meeting inside the crashed airship.
>>25703249Your flamethrower analogy is correct.The sigil is the physical focal point for the spell; it's what you target when you use nightblaze or nightflare. Every spell has a sigil. Some spells are so brief that this is academic - shadow blasts and exploding light beams activate almost simultaneously with their sigil. Purely destructive spells are much easier to cast than something like a teleportation, as they just need to be aimed, and don't need to refine the nether energy nearly nearly as much. So, they don't really stick around.This is one reason enchantments are few and far between. Enchantment sigils have to be built to last, and you're dealing with chaotic energies that are constantly in flux. Basic protective enchantments are uncommon even in imperial and archonian armor, and more advanced enchantments, say, Magnock's soul-splitting staff, are exceptionally rare.The dead bots happen to be within the range of the teleportation spell because I said so. I didn't want to waste time having you go fly and shuttle them to the colony, as that doesn't really advance the plot and I don't want to get too deep into the nationbuilding. So, gift from your QM, the robot parts were conveniently located.Note: your spells don't have sigils. You don't cast magic like humans do. If I ever accidentally wrote out a sigil for you as part of a fight scene, consider it fluff that has just been retconned.Also, I'm back. Writing campsite shit.
>>25704292Yeah, that was a tad awkward and doesn't really fit anything. If Shadow wanted to get along with people better, taking on a creepy androgynous form isn't the way. Taking on the appearance of a definite gender is far less unnerving.
>>25704469It makes sense in character. Shadow doesn't really get gender-identity, he's barely learned about what sex is for. It was an inhuman thing trying to appear human. Of course it was going to be a bit unnerving.
>>25704469You probably don't often go outside. Somewhat or even totally androgynous looking people are fairly common, and not really unsettling.In my job, I see perhaps a thousand people each day, and it makes things easier if I remember how people look like.
I picture Shadow as a coiling snake like thing with an enlarged head at the end
>>25704516Makes sense. Honestly though, Joey had a point. People like Shadow in his Shadow form. Sure, he's unnerving to start with, but because he's so obviously inhuman he's pretty easy to adapt to.
>>25704534There's a difference between 'That guy looks kinda like a chick' and 'we've literally based ourselves on a creepyass doll except we also wear a black cloak'.
>>25704535I would've loved to "see" Shadow as a black panther or something cool like that.
>>25704542A guy posted this earlier. Honestly, I see it as being pretty close.
>>25704425Hey SM can you quickly outline the colors for the elements for me?fire=redwater=blueearth=green?air = ???light = white? yellow?shadow = black? grey?spirit = orangelightning = yellow
You step out of the airship.You're at the edge of the long clearing. The Noiralev rests along the treeline, and past that, the forest stretches before you, dim and misty. The air is damp, and smells faintly of fresh life and comfortable rot mixed together in that strange way forests seem to have.In a moment, there's more people unloading from all the hatches. Everyone breathes deep and takes in the fresh air. You notice a group of about ten shadow mages making their way toward you from across the clearing. They must be the forward scouts. One of them is Ila."Shadow!" she shouts. "I'm glad you made it!"<I am too. It was a rough ride.>"What do you mean?"Cain climbs from the hatch next to you. He sends a flurry of finger-gestures at Ila so quickly you barely catch it. It's more or less a good summary of what happened.Ila nods, and the shadow mages climb up to help the injured out of the entrances of the ships. They're laid out on pallets on the ground, and the light mages move in to treat them as they can. Auriel worries over them incessantly. She spends as much time fixing up the angels as the shadow mages - and she yells at all of them for being incompetent, which you think is a good sign, considering her character.Once the wounded are treated, there begins a debate between Ila, Cain, Hamil, Tyrael, and Auriel - whether or not to use summons to help build a shelter. You see a cluster of stumps nearby - Ila and company have set up three cabins, but it's hardly enough to house everyone, and the Noiralev, while somewhat of a shelter, is mostly a wreck.Do you weigh in on the conversation?>use the summons>use them, but dismiss them when you're done. Don't keep them around longer than necessary>don't use the summons>something else (write-in)
>>25704621Well, damn, that's actually pretty nifty.
>>25704621I like it clearly non-human but humanoid enough not to be confuse with an elemental.
>>25704624Previous thread, one of the first posts. Air = green, earth = brown, shadow = black, light = white. Other ones you got right.
>>25704624Background of each disk.fire = redwater = blueearth = brownwind = greenshadow = blacklight = whitelightning = goldspirit = orange
>>25704656>use them, but dismiss them when you're done. Don't keep them around longer than necessary
Can we just make some constructs to help build?
>>25704656>use them, but dismiss them when you're done. Don't keep them around longer than necessaryTalk to Ila and Auriel about the attack, and how things went while we were gone.
>>25704656>use them, but dismiss them when you're done. Don't keep them around longer than necessaryEh, I would suggest construct but considering what they were all just attacked by...
>>25704656All that and I forgot my pic!Also,https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdIJ2x3nxzQ
>>25704656NO SUMMONS. Remember the shitfest we had with Xella?
>>25704713We need a bit more EXP till we can buy the construct version that does not have a limit on how many you have have.
>>25704656>SummonsAnyone want to have another few words with legion when we inevitably botch a roll?
>>25704713You can only control one construct at a time, though you can certainly order it to stay in Haven and follow someone else's orders.
>>25704734>>25704741It's not us summoning if I read SM's post correctly...
>>25704747Can we create another while one is out, collapsing the old?
>>25704734That was because most questers failed to make the transition from "person" to "amoral programmed intelligence" with her. So long as we don't try to personify the demons, take all sane (and some paranoid) precautions and make sure that when we send them back they wont reveal our location we should be fine. That said I'd prefer not to accidentally summon Legion to our camp thank you very much.
>>25704656Build a construct, allow people to use at-will summons which they'll dismiss as soon as the task is done.
>>25704688Thanks, should've been paying more attention.Here's a newer version of the flag, made to look a bit more like a real world flag. The air color is sort of hard to make not ugly, and I'm sure this could still be plenty improved. I just fixed up what looked like the most solid attempt so far.
>>25704790Yep, it's for the spirit mages, really.>>25704796I suppose so, sure.
>>25704803alrighty, writing for allowing at-will summons which are dismissed quickly
>>25704803if you miss the round shape, wouldn't it be all the same to give all elements the same > shape and make the flag >>>>> shaped too?
>>25704803Why are people so obsessed with the idea of getting elemental unity on our flag? I mean, yes. it's what we stand for, but we don't need to have it on our flag. It can be our seal or something.If anything, our flag should represent Justice. Since that's about the only thing everyone in Haven can agree they want.
>>25704803Hmm...You could probably bring back the 'yin yang' circle thing, but make it a diamond instead of a circle to fit in with the angular nature of the rest of the flag.
>>25704851I was just bored and saw something easy to do in illustrator. I think eight colors on a flag is actually bound to make the thing look pretty garish.I don't even know why one broken airship and a bunch of refugees need a flag, to be honest.
>>25704734>NO SUMMONS. Remember the shitfest we had with Xella?Before my time. Remind me what happened?Also, doesn't the summoning tree mean there's no chance of summons disobeying?I mean, aren't you basically playing with summoning without proper protection/preperation, and then crying 'oh no it went terribly before, its worthless?'Come on.
You decide to weigh in on the conversation. <How about this,> you say. <The spirit mages work in conjunction with others to create at-will summons. When the task they're used for it completed, they are to be dismissed. That way, every summon is watched for its duration in camp, for safety, but we still get the benefit of the extra labor.>Auriel considers this for a moment, then nods. "I suppose that would work. And we definitely need the muscle. Got a lot to do!"<We do?>She cocks an eyebrow at you. "Shadow, please. If I'm going to be an exile, I'm going to be exiled -in style-." Ila smiles at that, but she doesn't say anything. "I've got big plans, you silly little shade," Auriel continues. "We're clear-cutting a wide area. Hamil's already come up with the basics for an illusion that will replicate the forest canopy nearby over anything we want to build, so we won't be seen from the air. It'll take a bit longer to do something to conceal the city, en masse, though...strong enchantment."You point at the remains of the robots, adamantium and otherwise. <Use those, strip down the ship. If you need adamantium, I can...acquire it.>"Even if you -procured- what we needed, we'd still need to be able to forge it," she says. "Once forged, adamantium can't be reforged. Enchanted, yes, but for anything serious, we need very serious infrastructure...and the middle of the forest just won't do." She looks over the clearing. "In any case, listen up. I want 500 by 500 meters, cleared, and leveled. Tamp the dirt like you mean it. From there, we build a wooden fortress as the core of this little party, and we replace it with iron or adamantium as we go. A retaining wall gets set up along the parameter. Everything - everything - goes inside the wall. I want patrols scouting through the forest day and night. We need to get an accurate map of at least the surrounding fifty miles in every direction. We'll need to have some people go out to farms and purchase seed for - ">cont
>>25704886Your one is actually one of the best, by which I mean it resembles and actual flag.I just don't see why people are obsessed with this.
Quick question guys: Should we scout Vampiria?I mean, it;s the one country that we don't know for sure how it works and the Black Lady could be a formidable ally against Ring City, if she isn't utterly evil. Yi Fang's spies could have been subverted, so they aren't entirely trustworthy. It might be an idea to Hypersonic there and check it out.
>>25704979Yeah, we've got a week or two to play around with before we have to head back to Archon if we can finish up here quickly enough. More than enough time to get a good eye for the Dark Country.
>>25704979We can supersonic there in short order if we want to, no need to spend the xp on hypersonic.
>>25704951Man, winning over Auriel was a pretty big thing. She's a great organiser.
>>25704979Nah, that would just entangle us into more plot lines and agendas to deal with then we already are. We already agreed to not ally with Vampiria before and we're already on a plan to get Flint's country, Archon, Kan-Abar, the elves in this forest(eventually) and possibly Geb as allies. I'd really rather not add more to our plate when we already have an objective list a mile long we keep getting sidetracked from. It's ridiculous.
SM where is the plotyou promised me plotwhere is
>>25705031Oh and Hecate, which Adavan confirmed would help us work for peace.
>>25704979I'm not against checking it out. But we already have a huge list of objectives. Vampiria isn't going anywhere, at least till Winter is over.
>>25705019Yeah she's seriously in her prime here.
>>25704999>Yeah, we've got a week or two to play around with before we have to head back to Archon if we can finish up here quickly enough. More than enough time to get a good eye for the Dark Country.We should REALLY focus our efforts on acquiring Keys and/or the Staff of Winds. Exploring is all well and good, but we should get our rear in gear for when the inevitable plotberg(that SM has been alluding to) hits. From what fang said, that vampire chick seems pretty reasonable, though. If we DO visit there, should should act as a go-between for her and fang. An agreement, even an alliance between fang, her, and us should go a long ways towards keeping our collective boats afloat.Regarding city 02, we may want to go and reclaim the power core we gave them. If they've been using it, charging it, it should be a veritable battery of XP for us..... and they seem like dicks so it might be like killing two problems with one shot.That being said, one of our goals is dealing with and ending the Skysever. If we're going to supersonic everywhere on adventures, we need to deal with that piece of shit
>>25705093So it might be a good time to go use our key and unlock part of the prison of Hecate. I mean the trip will be short and we can try to get the key the duke left behind.
>>25704979I say we shouldn't bother with Vampiria now. But someday we will have to go there, as it is most probably where we were "born". The shadow mana pool where we met the Elf Queen should be in Vampiria. We have to read the words inscribed on that altar.
>>25705135I believe the original plan for that was to wait until we were in possession of all the keys at once so some other fucker with a key can't unlock the prison and gain Hecate's favor while we're out.
>>25705135no! remember the army that's still sitting on top of the prison, trying to get in? having our key means they CAN'T, no matter how many others they find. we keep the key until we've got all four. then we get Hecate.
>>25705135For previous reasons brought up way back when we were in Jacobs field, we decided to wait until we have all the keys available to us before trying to unlock the door.As well as the fact that the key we're carrying right now also opens sword shard chests.
>>25705093Well, regardless of what we do, all paths lead toward obtaining the Staff of Winds.Fang has to have it for his air fleet, but if we end the sky sever, that will no longer be a problem.We need it for freeing geb, by using it to make a hole in the winds surrounding him.Interestingly, the island where the heart of the sky-sever is kept is surrounded by similar winds.We would probably be able to use the staff to break in there and eat the Heart.
>>25705093Archon's truce with the Ring City is born out their combined effort to stop the Black Lady and it has been confirmed that Ring City has spies in Vampiria. We gave Ring City a giant reason to go to war with Archon, if we try to make an alliance between it and Vampiria we're just giving them another.
>>25705135Unlocking parts of the prison before we have access to other keys lets people with the keys we don't have potentially free Hecate without our knowledge.If we have the capacity to keep the keys we DO have safe, it is almost strictly better to keep all of the "locks" we are capable of bypassing in place until we have the ability to free her ourselves.
>>25705143Actually, that whole thing throws up a lot of questions.The Black Lady is aligned with the Shadow Dragon, right? And yet the elves risked eveything to fight it, including their own queen. The very same queen who obviously spared us, and was trying to convince her followers that Shadow should not be hated simply because it was Shadow.That suggests the Black Lady isn't as nice as Yang's spies suggest.
>>25705188it's probably a mix of the two. after all, SM gets off on making us choose between shades of grey, where nothing is clear-cut.
>>25705188Yes, this is a very good point. Another reason not to go "scout" Vampiria before talking to the Queen, which will take a loooooooong time. We should have some sidequest to wake her from that eternal sleep or something.
>>25705155>>25705157>>25705166>>25705180OK, how about we get another key and use one. Releasing one of the locks might allow us to speak with Hecate and get the matter of her liberation strait out and we could also get some information on the war 700 years ago.
>>25705188Correct me if i'm wrong, but don't we have some very serious pointed questions about our missing memories to ask that elf queen?
>>25705093I like this. Vampiria would be a perfect political counter to Heavensgate/Ring City, and if Archon severed tied with the angels, the entire continent would in a nice gridlock, with everyone too afraid to try anything, buying us the time we need to get situated. On the other hand, if we pursued one of the elementals and freed them (I'm partial to Hecate based on Adavan's testimony) it'd almost certainly help us build our sanctuary, as well as track down and free the others. On the other hand, Auriel DID express severe doubts about freeing Geb, and even said that she'd leave the group if we pushed the issue. I dunno if that's changed after all this, but it was definitely a sore spot for her. Restarting the Elementomachy is NOT a good thing to do, for anyone.
>>25705188Or that the elves and the Black Lady are fighting for their own reasons.Probably because they got caught up in the war between Vampirya and the other superpowers at the time.
>>25705234Hecate is the better option since we have some confirmation that her goals align with ours. Plus the Black Lady alliance could just as easily lead to war over a gridlocl.
>>25705227It's like you didn't even read all the posts you responded to.
>>25705230We do. Personally though, I see it as a similiar gambit as to the one pulled in Riviera: The Promised Land. In that game, the main character was sworn to destroy the land of Riviera to prevent it from falling into the hands of demons who would then attack the gods. So the guardian of Riviera attacked him and erased his memories. He eventually befriended people there and became it's champion, defending it against both demons and his former allies.I'm pretty sure the Elf queen is trying to pull off something similiar.
>>25705227Okay, let me explain this to you. If we have a key to a lock, they can't open that lock. If we don't have a key someone else might have one to open a lock. Therefore we don't unlock the locks to the keys we have to prevent it from being opened all the way by someone else.
Auriel rattles on and on and on, accounting for a hundred variables and long-term ideas you hadn't even considered. Her leadership skill is undeniable. In minutes, there isn't a single person who doesn't have something to do, be it tending the wounded or cutting trees for lumber or scouting for a fresh water source or simply moving dirt to create a level ground. Half the spirit mages have minotaurs dedicated to digging the foundation of her fortress, watched over by the angels, who aren't pushovers in the strength department. Hamil and a few others mark the perimeter of the settlement, laying the groundwork for their illusion. Your own construct assists in lugging trees back into the clearing, one trunk under each arm. You instruct it to accept commands from all your top mages.>mana: 18/22You and Auriel watch the proceedings from atop the airship's hull. <You know, Auriel, it's almost like you've done this before.>She takes a long breath. "...I have, shadow. It's been a while...but I can't tell you how many forts I've thrown up. Once, in the Elementomachy, I built a fort that stood alone in the wastelands for three years, during the peak of the war. For long periods of time, we'd be cut off from supplies, or even reinforcements. It was a hard experience, but highly educational. Winter's coming quick, but this winter is practically a field of ripe wheat compared to that. We'll be fine."<Flint has a message for you.>"...yes?"<He said he loves you, he misses you, and that he'll be back as soon as possible.>"...hmph." She folds her arms. "He'd better. And I mean all three."<How permanent do you see this?>"Well...I never worked with that Ila girl before Evinbrook," Auriel says. "She has spirit. She wants to plant your banner down and shout it from the mountaintops. Be a while before we get anywhere near that...secrecy is our strength. But maybe someday.">con't
I think we should save some exp up to install a mana pool in haven
>>25705256Yeah, I think this is the most likely situation. Politics is completely different from morality.
She glances at you. "I've a man in Heavensgate I need to contact, and we should probably get in touch with Atlantis. This'll be one hundred times easier if we can smuggle in outside aid, and build up a network of sympathizers. We need tools, raw ores - well, unless we get lucky and strike something below. You're the best choice we have for that sort of thing. Stealthy, and you can walk in an alley and come out looking like someone else."<Is it an immediate concern?>"No, but the sooner, the better. Let me know when you're up for it."<Who do you know in Atlantis?>"The king."<...well. That should be helpful.>"He's a good friend of mine," she says. "As far as he's concerned, I'm his friend back in the ring city, fighting to keep the empire off his back. Atlantis enjoys a good relationship with many countries, and resents when the empire pushes too hard. Once Sandalphon puts the city back together - and trust me, with our experience, he's going to do it quickly - he's going to start moving against us in full. Change is coming. Big change. And you're at the center of it." She sighs. "Anyway, King Deva will at least hear us out."<I'm glad to see the shadow mages and angels working together well.>"You wouldn't believe it, but you know who's at the center of that?"<Who?>"My idiot lieutenant and that hothead, Hamil," she says. "They talk about stones like a sewing circle talks about men. They play every damn night. If I didn't know better, I'd say they were playing really late into the night, if you know what I mean?"<No.>"You know what? Let's just not go there." She looks at you. "...are you headed back to Archon soon?"<I think I'll stay here and help get things off the ground, but then, yes, I suppose so.>"...when you do...let Flint know. The same thing. Ok?"<I will.>>con't
>>25705269We get another another, we have two now. We use one and keep the other in reserve. See what changes in the prison, maybe allow us to talk to Hecate. We still have another unused key in reserve if anyone else is trying to set her free. Do you get it now? We try to get information and we don't risk and early release.
>>25705330>If I didn't know better, I'd say they were playing really late into the night, if you know what I mean?My my, Auriel, I didn't know you were into that sort of thing.
>>25705337Do you get it that carrying the keys also unlocked various super secret chests that we've found closeby to the shadow mana pools? There's also the issue of the mages above in Jacobs field and whether or not they might sense a change in the door, which was outlined in that very post when we were considering this back then.
>>25705330>I'd say they were playing really late into the night, if you know what I mean?B-but that's FORBIDDEN LOVE, auriel-sempai!
>>25705330>auriel trying to explain homosexuality to ShadowDONT LET HERSHADOW IS TOO PUREHE'S ONLY JUST GRASPED REPRODUCTION
"Shadow...about earlier. About everything." She looks down. "There were some things I didn't want to admit to myself. Things that have been a long time coming...that I've rejected, because I was afraid of what it would mean. I'm sorry."<I'll forgive, and forget. But only because of your Hyperion-blessed tits.>Auriel's mouth drops open. She stares at you, then hacks a laugh in disbelief. "Did you just make a joke?"<Yes,> you say huffily. <And I thought it was rather funny.>"...I'm laughing," she says. "Deep inside, where no one can see. Work on your delivery."<Right.>--------------------------------What do you do now?>talk to someone at camp>scout around in the great forest>timeskip two weeks and fly back to Archon>something else
>>25705392can we set set up some Shadow turrets or a mana pool?
>>25705330Shadow Mages can't love Angels!Also, holy shit captcha.
>>25705392Talk to Ila, see what her opinion is on the progress of haven.
>>25705330> <No.>I fucking lost it. He'll I'm still fucking losing it. Beautiful, just beautiful
>>25705392scout the forest. if there's anything to farm experience from, we CONSUME it. anything interesting, we investigate.
>>25705410we would need more exp for that.
>>25705410Don't have the XP for the mana pool.
Rolled 52>>25705392>>Still spaghettiLets check out Kelver!
>>25705392Any power cores left to eat or study?
>>25705392>scout around in the great forestuse deep focuswe oughta get to know the area
>>25705348I may be reading too much into this, but is she suggesting that Tyrael and Hamil are making the beast with two backs?
>>25705374Where did you get the impression that using a key on the prison will denied us any further use of it?And the mages on Jacobs field didn't even know what they were detecting nor did they were close to finding the entrance to the prison. And over all that by keeping a key in reserve we assure that it is us who releases Hecate went we choose to.
>>25705432>Kelver!You mean Kelvere?Oh yeah, there's that whole thing with the duke being dead possibly and his lightning key of doom still at home, maybe. Could be important.
>>25705392shit, we should meditate on shards. almost forgot about that. they are pretty weak at the moment, aren't they?
>>25705458SM is being coy about something! DEFCON 1! DEFCON 1!WE GO TO KELVERE!
>>25705392>something elseCan we see about creating a Shadow pool somewhere in the camp? Having access to an infinite source of mana would be very useful to us if we had to make a stand, and it'd help the mages out alot. I know they can't tap it directly, but surely it will give off ambient power or some other useful function.
>>25705458could we fly there and back in two weeks?but first use deep focus
>>25705374I'm pretty sure at this point we can handle all of them, especially if we've got Hecate backing us.
>>25705475It takes 30 exp to make a mana pool. we should ask if they can use one though.
>>25705476We could fly there and back in an hour.Do it.
>>25705469This. Meditating on the Silence shard might also get us some info since we can sort of talk to the other guys in us.
>>25705392>talk to someone at campIla>scout around in the great forestThere's probably some bad shit out there.>Fly the fuck to Kelvere and sort shit out.
>>25705457Why are you suggesting that we need to keep one in reserve if we could just take it out right after using it on the door? You're ping-ponging your argument.
>>25705392Ask her about the attack. And if anything interesting happen while we were gone.
>>25705486>>25705475A shadow mana pool would be important for any permanent magitech. Also, mages of the appropriate element can gather mana very rapidly from a nearby mana pool. They can sitll get exhausted just from casting, but it reduces the limits that their own personal reserve carries.
>>25705392Oh shit loads of stuff to do.Let's talk to Ila now, then scout the camp, then maybe GOTO king?
>>25705526>>25705502>talk to IlaAlrighty, what about?
>>25705537Roll 1d100 to deep focus the surroundings and scout the woods
>>25705537things and stuff
>>25705457http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/24445057/There was also the issue that each key is for a different kind of barrier, and that with what Adavan told us about how he hid Hectate then it would follow logically that using the keys releases the related barrier, making Hectate more magically "visible" with each release.
Rolled 98>>25705558>>25705569STOP ROLLING
>>25705537see her opinion on the development of haven, what she thinks of the angels and mages, if shes happy with leadership.
>>25705298>I'm pretty sure the Elf queen is trying to pull off something similiar.... and succeeding, apparently.This makes it even more important that we talk with her. Face who we were and reject it.
>>25705562>>25705558>>25705569Welp, settles those questions.TIME FOR EXPLORING
>>25705537She scouted ahead, so let's ask her if she saw anything interesting along the way. How everyone is doing, that kind of general stuff.
>>25705588Sm, out of curiosity, can we send messages to our Servants? Does our connection to them allow for communication?
>>25705503Because you were getting all up in arms over the fat fetched possibility of someone else releasing Hecate. If we keep a keep in reserve we always have the final decision on opening the final lock. I myself don't even think there is anyone else but Adavan that knows what happen to Hecate, where she is or how to release her. The mages in Jacobs field were just lucky to detect the prison but cant even begin to imagine what is down there. Anyone I was just suggesting it so find an easier compromise.
>let's just say one night has passed and you're regenerated back up>HP: 54/81>>25705622That connection does not allow for any special form of communication.
>>25705556http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/25520300/Sorry, I derped. Here's the link with the Adavan conversation.
You know what Shadow should do?You know what Shadow should do?He should totally give Ila the Servant buff.Once we actually make the Servant buff worth SHIT.Holy crap we are selfish fuckers. Actually help out fledgeling nation get some leadership? Fuck that! FUCKING DARKNESS WITHIN AND HYDRAOMMM NOM ARAGAHGALook at all that XP! We could fucking fill a bathtub with that XP. But no, we want to give a female elf a shadow blessing and then eat her to get the XP back because thats what we do in justiceville fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck.And now we're going to get the staff of fuck you and argue endlessly about how to use the piece of shit. And you know what we'r going to do? we're going to use it free glebby tebby and then Fang won't help us cure Flint and the fucking Shel'kath will be a plot cancer as well as a Flint soul cancer. We coudl ahve fixed this. We could have,
>>25705458>Oh yeah, there's that whole thing with the duke being dead possibly and his lightning key of doom still at home, maybe. Could be important.This was on our list of shit to do immediately after the Flint And Fang thing - which snowballed for threads an threads.Someone snag the LIST OF OBJECTIVES from the archives, we need to get back on track asap
Just throwing this out there even though it's not a concern for the moment, but if Abigail needs to make some kind of public appearance or something for entering the Archonium or whatever we should act as a double using the same methods we did with Jun. All of SM's talk of plot incoming has got me paranoid for her safety.
>>25705682Well with formatting like that you only make your post more clearly disagreeable.
>>25705682what the hell are your rambling about?
>>25705682First of all, your post is a mess.Second of all, we already offered her Servant, and she declined.We aren't going to force it on anyone.
>>25705682What in the world have you been smoking, buddy?
>>25705682Ila turned down the Servanting herself and you're just plain being dumb.
>>25705657>That connection does not allow for any special form of communication.Would it with Shared Senses or some sort of unlockable upgrade?
>>25705682There's some decent points in there, but I'm pretty sure you're drunk.
>>25705661>http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/25520300/Yeah, I didn't see anything that even suggested that after using the key we could lose it forever.
You use Deep Focus. Nothing is immediately apparent but the bustle below you, so you swing out over the forest and scan the trees.It's quiet. The trees extend to the horizon in every direction. Its name is truly appropriate.But then, suddenly - movement! A glimpse of something......a human?You're deep into the woods. Who the hell is wandering out here? Perhaps a hunter, or a trapper?You decide it bears investigate. You can't have anyone accidentally discovering Haven...You drop down and flit into the trees. You peer between the branches.A lone human male walks along the forest floor. He's dressed in thick leathers furs to brace himself against the chill of the autumn night. On his back is a very large bow, and a quiver holding a number of arrows.What do you do?>follow the human>make contact>take on a disguise, then make contact>leave; it's probably just a hunter (LOL YEAH RIGHT)>some other strategy
>>25705744>follow the human
>>25705729What decent points? The man's post is unreadable.
Rolled 75>>25705744>follow the human
>>25705731>- avoiding detection by utilizing a balanced portion of the enemy's own magics -The barriers you numpty, including the ones that made it very hard for us to detect what was in the vault. It wasn't about losing the key it was about making Hectate more visible by unsealing the magic, that's some other anon with the keyloss thing.Of course you and that anon are both assuming things that could be cleared up with a question to Adavan.
>>25705682Are you drunk?
>>25705757Well, how we use the Staff of Winds. We want to free Gleb with it, but we have no knowledge of what the result will be. Fang wants to use it to make his ships immune to the sky-sever, but we don't know what the result will be.They might be mutually exclusive.
>>25705744>follow the humanHow does his soul look? Its is tasty? Can I eat it?But seriously how does his soul look.
>>25705744>follow the human>>25705757There's sort of one about our exp usage/obsession and maybe one about the Staff of Winds.
>>25705744>follow the humanOh herro there
>>25705744Compress, then follow him. sneaky shadow.
>>25705744>take on a disguise, then make contact"BEHOLD, I AM YOUR SPIRIT ANIMAL.""...a chipmunk?""THAT IS CORRECT."
This reminds me when we saw all those people who noticed our power from eating that dynamo.One of them was a criminal man sitting in a tree. We may or may not have found our band of "merry men".
>>25705778OK, that's pretty much the only reasonable and Valid concern I have hear until now, I admit that. We can wait until we acquire another key and talk to Adavan again.
>>25705839Could we get a link to that moment, and see if that could be one of our daily reminders? That would be a lot more useful than the others have been.
Roll 1d100FOR SNEAKING
>>25705873Also, you note that while his soul does not feel like any sort of magic, it feels...stronger, than usual.
>>25705862http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/24387908/Ctrl+F: As your power burns away, the pressure of your Shadow roars across the lands...
Rolled 96>>25705873I can definitely roll a one.
Rolled 63>>25705873>inb4-->>25705888Well, shit.
>>25705888We're not very fucking sneaky today are we.
Rolled 70>>25705888Wow, I am so sorry.
>>25705888WE ARE THE BEST AT SNEAKING
>>25705862http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/24387908/#p24395269The exact post.
>>25705905We are not...
Shadow Master !!DCsy3GUeLy7 04/22/13(Mon)04:41 No.24395269As your power burns away, the pressure of your Shadow roars across the lands...--------------Sir Flint and Duke Vellik feel the power. Flint shivers. "By the light."--------------A lone swordsman in a deep canyon glances up at the wave of power. He can only believe that a powerful demon walks the earth.--------------A lady in black glances up from a throne she did not build. "...a dark thing walks Venia."--------------The prince of a swamp feels a shiver crawl down his spine.--------------A criminal grown man feels the shadow churn from his tree.--------------An elven woman twists and turns in her sleep. Sweat rolls down her face. Concerned attendents rush to her side.--------------A Spirit yearns for release. A Keystone's calls go unheard. The earth ignores all, mad with rage.--------------A lich-king thumbs a crystal ball and considers how to bend the new energy to his whim...--------------An angel looks up from a portal. "...even you must feel this.""It is beginning," says a voice from the portal. "This time...we will not fail."--------------A young girl feels the power of darkness tremble. "What's that?""...trouble," an old lich says.
>>25705891>An angel looks up from a portal. "...even you must feel this.">"It is beginning," says a voice from the portal. "This time...we will not fail."PLOT!PLOOOOT!
>>25705943Assuming he doesn't attack us, this probably isn't a bad thing.
>>25705934KEYSTONE CONFIRMED FOR WATER ELEMENTAL LORD
>Sneak is one of best skills>recently get Silence shard>have several moments in the narrative pointing out how much more sneaky we are>finally roll to sneak>nat 1
>>25705958That's been pretty obvious
>>25705782Well, that solves it.Now we need to buy shared senses, just for the HAL of it!
>>25705888<I AM SNEAKING, I AM SNEAKING, I AM SNEAKING. I AM HIDING, I AM HIDING, I AM HIDING! I AM SOOOOOOO SNEAKY!>
>>25705934Criminal grown man, you say.
>>25705888"Seriously, up there? Not only are you rustling the branches and dropping leaves everywhere, but even if I hadn't noticed THAT, the fact that you keep saying "<SNEAK SNEAK SNEAK.>" over and over again is kind of giving the game away."<Oh, right. Sorry to bother you, I'll be on my way.>...<SNEAK SNEAK SNEAK... SNEAK SNE->"Oh, for the love of..."
>>25705971This. Seriously, this is the greatest thing to do with a nat 1.
>>25705992I would enjoy this greatly if its how it played out.
>>25705888This reminds me of the time our rogue wanted to open a door when we were playing Dungeons and Dragons and he rolled a natural one... SO the Dm said, "The Rogue throws open the door and announces into the room "I'M THE ROGUE!!!!" ".
>>25705960This is obviously one very bad ass hunter dude, then.
>>25706024sneakily open a door* so we could gain initiative on the people inside...wouldn't make any sense to roll for opening a door
>>25705701I haven't updated this in two threads because some bastard always started the thread without a warning or when I was at work, causing me to miss the opening.A list of ongoing tasks of varying importance, sorted to groups by relation, ongoing starred:Personal:>*Make sure Abigail isn't murdered in school>*Deal with Flint's parasite (Yi Fang promised to help)>*Find the Staff of the Winds (Yi Fang needs it too, see above)>*Find more fragments of ShadowElemental:>Free Geb, make a new friend (Or don't)>Get all 4 keys, free Hecate. (Adavan wants to help)Political/Leaders:>Find out situation in Kelvere, is the Duke really dead?>Find out what else the Duke was hiding from us>Get information on Sandalphon’s movements and the Light empire’s situation>Get in contact with Steward/City 001>Find out what's up with the Black Lady. Could she be trusted?>Get Obis his throne back>Ask the Elven Queen some very pointed questions about our memoriesMisc/Faction:>Find Joey>See to it that Haven is safe, make sure differently aligned mages behave>Research DynamosPotential new tasks (Mentioned but not agreed upon):>Share your power with more people/make your Gift more powerful>End Skysever (we have read that the spell is physically located somewhere and visible, yet hard to access)>Deal with Legion>Explore, this world feels small>Find the rest of the Sword>Find the other Elementals>Convince Flint to become the leader of his people, after the parasite has been dealt with>Find what happened to the Dwarves>Find out about the Presence we felt when using Focus in the Shadow temple underneath Tarun Gakt>Repair the Noiralev to full functional capacityList open for discussion, will update for each new chapter.
>>25706068>End Skysever (we have read that the spell is physically located somewhere and visible, yet hard to access)Should probably just say it's within that one city in the sky. Forgot the name of it, it's in some pastebin.
>>25706068>Deal with Legionyou mean dave.
>>25706068Forgot restoring the Noiralev. Again.
You creep along through the trees. A branch snaps under your weight and falls to the forest floor. The man pulls an arrow on you faster than you'd believe possible - only, you're not paying attention.You're very focused on the task at hand.<Sneak. Sneak, sneak - > You leap to another branch. <SNEAK! sneaksneaksneaksneak. Sneak.> You slowly extend a long, long leg over to the next tree. <Sneeeeeeeeaaaak!> And snap yourself over."...what the hell are you, and why are you following me?"<Be quiet, I'm trying to be - oh.>"...give me a reason why I shouldn't shoot you, you deranged monster."Well, that wasn't a very good first impression. Maybe that new shard has a few kinks you need to work out.Well? What do you say to the man?>I'm a sentient shadow elemental scouting the surrounding lands around a newly established refugee camp made up of heretical angels and newly freed shadow mages and spirit mages that escaped the recent battle at the ring city.>I'm an evil forest spirit>I'm a good forest spirit>flee>Raise your hands. "...this is all just a big misunderstanding.">write-in
>>25706168<Mid-afternoon stroll in the park. Yourself?>
>>25706168>Raise your hands. "...this is all just a big misunderstanding."<I don't wan no trouble> Then shadow morph a ladder and a baby.
Could we channel the Silence and Isolation shards to bufff our sneak skill?
>>25706168>I'm here to merge with you GIGGLESQUEE~
>>25706168OH GOD, THE FIRST.
>>25706168>I'm a sentient shadow elemental scouting the surrounding lands around a newly established refugee camp made up of heretical angels and newly freed shadow mages and spirit mages that escaped the recent battle at the ring city.Its not like its not going to be obvious that we're here to anyone who lives here.
>>25706168>Raise your hands. "...this is all just a big misunderstanding."Raise our hands. All of them.
>>25706168<What're you gonna do, shoot me? No normal arrow would pierce me!>
>25706152Or did I?>>25706168<I am the shadow of all the animals in this forest! Your passing troubles me!>>assume the form of a great bear
>>25706168<What makes you think shooting me will do you any good? Do you honestly believe you are in some sort of position to be making demands of me?>Maybe cast Fear too.
>>25706168Because you could be an arrow short, and I don't really want any trouble.
>>25706168Man, you can't just give a guy that option, SM. It's cruel.<Because I'm not deranged, and I'm not a monster. Maybe not so sneaky, but I'm definitely as ranged as you are.><Well, maybe not, actually, since you have a bow, but that's not what I meant.>
>>25706168<Give me a reason why you're in this forest Mr. I jump to Conclusions>
>>25706168>I'm a sentient shadow elemental scouting the surrounding lands around a newly established refugee camp made up of heretical angels and newly freed shadow mages and spirit mages that escaped the recent battle at the ring city.I get the feeling this won't faze him though.
>>25706210You're baiting me, aren't you?>"Good thing this is no normal arrow!">fires ancient arrow enchanted by Erebus himself, instantly taking out 50 HP and pinning you down inescapably
>>25706168>Raise your hands. "...this is all just a big misunderstanding."We can't reveal Haven or let him flee. If diplomacy fails, we must CONSUME.
>>25706168>>I'm a sentient shadow elemental scouting the surrounding lands around a newly established refugee camp made up of heretical angels and newly freed shadow mages and spirit mages that escaped the recent battle at the ring city.welp, no need to be cagey now. he might even think we're joking.
>>25706168>I'm a sentient shadow blah blah blah...Leave out the location, though.
A running comedy gag, that's what we are.
>>25706168"Aside from the fact that it would have absolutely no effect?I'm just out for an afternoon stroll. Don't want any trouble. Figured you looked like an interesting person, is all."
>>25706168<As you can see, I am a black blob. I was blobing along, and happened upon you. I was curious so went into SUPER SNEAK MODE!!!>blob<Apparently it was not that sneaky...>
>>25706168>I'm a sentient shadow elemental scouting the surrounding lands around a newly established refugee camp made up of heretical angels and newly freed shadow mages and spirit mages that escaped the recent battle at the ring city.
>>25706168>Raise your hands. "...this is all just a big misunderstanding."
>>25706238*Hyperion* himself, obviously.>using a shadow arrow on a shadow element>full pleb
>>25706168First, an apology for our horrible sneaking.Then we introduce ourselves.Give who and what we are, and tell him that we are scouting for a refugee camp, but we don't need to tell the specifics just yet, and even if we did, he probably would think we were bluffing.
Alrighty, writing.This will be fun.
>>25706168<because you arrow would do precisely jack shit to me. Who are you and what are you doing here?>
>>25706207>>25706234>>25706244>>25706254>Telling him everything about Haven before we have any clue who he isI know we rolled a nat 1, guys, but that doesn't mean you have to pick the dumbest decision for lulz
>>25706168I love you sm.>>25706253and seconding this.
>>25706273"And if any of my fragments shall ever rise against your sons, my faithful servant, they will pin it down with this arrow I blessed. It will shatter the fragments apart, and maybe a less feral mind will take over."
>>25706290>>25706289Can we keep it to this?there is no reason to give everything away, and even if we tell everything, he probably will think we are lying.
>>25706303They probably believe they can just eat him after and have no consequences if he even considers it to be true.
>>25706238Oooh, I hope it's possible to "bless" objects with our power, kind of like servant, to make super weapons like the sword we are making.
>>25706338Enchantments are a thing in this setting.
>>25706303Oh yes, because setting up a major refugee camp by clearing out the nearby forest and beginning major construction via summons is subtle.
>>25706344Actually in this case I think it was TEAM AUSSIES.
>>25706346It is specifically going to be enchanted to -be- hidden.Are you even reading the thread?
>>25706346In the middle of nowhere subtlety doesn't really matter.And literally anything is more subtle than outright telling someone about the encampment. Setting up a big neon sign flashing and spinning 50 feet above the camp would be more subtle than this.
>>25706346It is when they're actively avoiding attention and put up an illusion over the whole thing.
>>25706316Good job guys, if this dude won't agree to move into Haven and stay there to keep secrecy then we have to kill him.
>>25706343I know that, I'm just hoping we have the power to make them.
>>25706396Which is probably why that was being spammed.People just want to eat him but are trying to bullshit some reason.
I leave for a moment and come back to find out that we've spilled the beans about our secret camp to some random guy in the forest? Come. The. Fuck. ON.
>>25706367>>25706373>>25706378Well now I feel like a fucking moron.Cancel this vote >>25706207
Ah, yes. It wouldn't be Shadow Quest if we aren't all hating each other over making a stupid decision.
>>25706396pretty much this, God damn it guys
>>25706440more like Malice Quest
>>25706430DON'T YOU JUST LOVE IT WHEN SM GOES ALL NO VOTE NO BRAKES NO DISCUSSION NO SENSE!?
You raise your hands...all of them. A hundred hands pop up over your body. <Please don't shoot. This is all just a big misunderstanding.>"...that's no answer." His fingers work the grip on the bow.<Fair enough. I'm out scouting for some refugees that have decided to call the forest their home. It's a bit complicated, but that's the gist of it.>The man blinks for a moment, his face softening. But then it hardens up fast once more. "And what if I think you're full of shit?"<It's the truth,> you say with a shrug. <Look, your bow's not going to do you any good, anyway. If I wanted to kill you, I wouldn't have tried to sneak.>"...no one can know about this place. We're too close."The man fires. The arrow strikes you, and actually sticks into your skin. It hurts, a lot.>you've taken 1 damage (53/81)You grasp the arrow and pull it out.What do you do?>"Well, that was uncalled for.">grab him and pin him to a tree, and THEN try talking again>some other strategy (write-in)
>>25706422Nice try, but people were choosing this option because this player base is full of dumb people. No dressing it up.
>>25706440Why not give the power core to those robots which have 002 written on them. It's not like they said that they hate us. They look legit. WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG
>>25706446>>25706440>>25706430It's because no reminders were posted.
>>25706464>"Well, that was uncalled for."
>>25706464hhurrr consume him
>>25706396I'd be wary of jumping to KILL PROTECT SECRECY immediately.Auriel JUST warned us that we would need allies and outside help.We may not have gotten off to a good start, but we miiight just need some extra help, especially if there are locals nearby.If we kill him, its entirely possible that said hypothetical locals will be looking for someone/anyone to blame 'wierd disappearances' upon. 'that spooky forest' 'that new town' etc.Make peace with our neighbors first.
I step out for an hour and we revert to full retard straight away? Honestly, this is almost as bad as the City 002 Incident.SM, why did you even put that option there? It wouldn't have occurred to anybody to actually say something that stupid if you didn't put it there. I guess, what I am really asking, is:Why didn't you stop it?
>>25706464>grab him and pin him to a tree, and THEN try talking again<Look, WE ARE BEING FRIENDLY.>
>>25706464>"Well, that was uncalled for you jerk."
>>25706464>pin him to a treewe're not going through the Shadow ordeal again. Once burned, twice careful.
>>25706464>THAT WAS RUDE AND UNCALLED FOR, SIR!
>>25706464Blink behind, Shadow Control him>"Well, that was uncalled for."
>>25706489>>25706493>>25706497>>25706506/tg/ can't resist the classics
>>25706464>grab him and pin him to a tree, and THEN try talking again<You cunt, I was trying to be civil. Now you've gone and made me angry.>
>>25706464How the hell did you fire an arrow into diamond armor?! I thought that negated small attacks.
>>25706464"This place? Too close to what, I wonder?You had my attention. Now you have my interest."
>>25706464>"Well, that was uncalled for."<I was just joking before. Do you think a shadow would be so loud if it meant to kill you? I just want to talk.>
>>25706464>>some other strategy (write-in)Pull the arrow out, fancily twirl it around in our fingers, hand it back to him, and then... frown. Not in annoyance or hostility, but like we're disappointed in his choice.See how he reacts.
>>25706547Come on, it was 1 damage. I doubt he has 50 arrows.
>>25706547...Is this guy an elf?
>>25706540~yes, that's exactly how Shadow talks. We should go with this~
>>25706464>"Well, that was uncalled for."Yep.
>>25706464>"Well, that was uncalled for.">grab him and pin him to a tree, and THEN try talking againwhy not both?but use shadow control
>>25706464>"Well, that was uncalled for.">grab him and pin him to a tree, and THEN try talking againExcept use shadow control.>>25706505>>25706507Well, at least SM didn't interpret the command as "Be Stupid"
>>25706464<YOU'RE too close. Now explain yourself before I throw my own arrows at you."Toss the arrow through a tree or something.
>>25706464>>"Well, that was uncalled for.">"...no one can know about this place. We're too close."<Well, since you were the one who spilled the beans this time, I think it's time for me to ask what YOU'RE trying to keep secret. I told you mine, now it's reciprocation time.>
>>25706570What. What do you mean "writing!" That wasn't a question to pose to him, that was for YOU, SM.YOOOOUUU
>>25706168>>Raise your hands. "...this is all just a big misunderstanding."10/10 would get trolled again.I am becoming increasingly convinced - especially by comments in the last thread, such as 'darn they remembered to recharge mana' - that SM throws these things into the game intentionally to see if the players are even paying attention.
>>25706464It'd be nice to find out what he's trying to hide.I'm curious now.Let's find out.
>>25706464>"Well, that was uncalled for."<What is too close?>
<Now that was uncalled for.>The man already has an arrow knocked. You barely saw it happen. "...uncalled for, huh? How about defending myself against an insane stalker sound for reason?"<How the hell did you fire an arrow into diamond armor, anyway? I thought that negated small attacks. Diamond is the strongest metal known to mankind.>"...what?"<Never mind. The point is, I was only joking earlier. I just want to talk. I mean you no harm.> You toss the arrow at his feet. <We aren't looking for publicity, either. We have enemies in the world outside. We merely wish to be left in peace, and I'm seeking dangers that might disturb said peace. I don't think you're one of those dangers. If you stubbornly insist on keeping to yours, we'll keep to ours...but perhaps there's something more we might achieve, working together.>Roll 1d100
Rolled 30>>25706700I INVOKE THE BABY SEALS
>>25706609If that is indeed the case, then SM must have even worse pattern recognition than the /tg/ collective.
Rolled 40>>25706700><How the hell did you fire an arrow into diamond armor, anyway? I thought that negated small attacks. Diamond is the strongest metal known to mankind.>You are a total fuck SM. That wasn't for him.
Rolled 6>>25706700OH GOD. the /tg/ hivemind is starting to emerge within the story!
>>25706700><How the hell did you fire an arrow into diamond armor, anyway? I thought that negated small attacks. Diamond is the strongest metal known to mankind.>SM, are you drunk or something?
>>25706700Maybe you should take a break SM?
>>25706700God damn it SM, I can't stop snickering.
>>25706715argh wtf?!That one was my roll, and it was a 77... But it literally disappeared right after!!It shows up as deleted, but I never deleted it -- and I don't think you can delete things RIGHT after posting, you have to wait a while... wtf happened??
>>25706700Guys, something is wrong with SM. Plot may be occurring soon and he's gotten excited.
>>25706735>You are a total fuck SM. That wasn't for him.>>25706609>>25706748>>25706749>>25706750>>25706759
Rolled 14>>25706749It's... Sort of a meme.
>>25706735>>25706749>>25706750>implying he doesn't know>implying saying that isn't just a joke he thought up>implying it'll make any difference in our endeavours>implying you're not overreacting
Guys. SM has repeatedly said that he was going to justify /tg/'s schizophrenia in the narrative. We better watch what we say from now on.
Page 10, and pretty far into it too. might want to switch to a new thread for the next post.
>>25706700pg 10 warn
>>25706700GUYS GUYS GUYSSHADOW MASTER SAID HE WOULD MAKE THE /tg/ HIVEMIND RELEVANT TO THE PLOTAND HE NOW HASWATCH THE FUCK WHAT YOU SAY
>>25706785Oh god... we're going to start shouting at ourselves.
>>25706772I mean the fact that he even put it in there
>>25706700OH GOD THE FOURTH WALL IS BREAKING ABANDON SHIP
>>25706770SM confirmed for drunk
>>25706715 >>25706764Oh wait.Somehow its not showing up as "deleted" anymore. Well good...>>25706800Well then we are totally fucking screwed...We already tend to make some bad choices, if the thought-to-mouth barrier is going to thin as well, then we are just screwed.
>>25706700top lelShadow just activated trickster mode.
>>25706700<Defending yourself from what? My charming voice and good looks? I haven't touch you and you were calling me a deranged monster. Your insults hurt me more that your arrows.>
>>25706700<Diamond is the strongest metal known to man.>You're a magnificent bastard sir.
>>25706700Mr. Shadow is all out of whack today. Did somebody slip him some ignorance potion?
>>25706829I think the Silence Shard is probably the catalyst. We haven't meditated on it and brought into our control like the others.
>>25706700<You know, hunter-kun, I'd love it if we could merge together and be part of a greater whole. Like a permanent physical alliance of unity and energy!"
>the insanity of /tg/ effecting what we say/how we actthis can only end badly
>>25706700<By the way have you seen any wooooooorms? I love eating wooooooorms.>
>>25706770SM you should write results on a new thread, we're on page 10.
>>25706770>>25706700We're only a few new threads away from disappearing, make a new thread please.
Now people are saying stupid shit for the hell of it.
>>25706853Wait, wasn't it mentioned that we got kind of scrambled from the jump here?Magic jetlag?
>>25706860Stop! Before SM thinks it would be funny to actually put that in there! He's in maximum troll mode right now. Do you want to be the cause of the end?
>>25706700<What do you think the cup size of hyperion-blessed tits are? Also, what is a cupsize and how do angels live so long without sagging?>
The man hesitates.For a moment, you feel something wild and fierce twist in his soul - almost like magic.And then, it subsides."...I don't trust you." He slings his bow over his back. "But fine. You want to play? Welcome to the woods." He folds his arms. "Three miles southwest of here is a small clearing with a tall boulder in its center. Three nights from tonight, be there, with whomever you call a leader. But tell your 'refugees' that if they try anything, they'll bring the wrath of the forest down upon their heads. All the forest." He turns and begins to walk away. "Follow me again, and you'll regret it. I'll know if you do. The trees are too silent where you walk."He vanishes into the thick of the undergrowth.What do you do?>follow him anyway>scout out the meeting spot, then return to base>some other strategy
>>25706700<You know, in the dark of the night, I sometimes become a really lonely shadow...>
you fucked up SM now people are posting stupid shit just to post stupid shit and hope it gets posted in the quest.
>>25706909>scout out the meeting spot, then return to baseI am very bad at deception.
>>25706909>scout out the meeting spot, then return to baseAlso need a new thread, bro.
>>25706909>scout out the meeting spot, then return to base
Rolled 72>>25706909We need a new thread, this one's about to die.>scout the meeting spot
>scout out the meeting spot, then return to baseMight as well check to see if there's any nifty shadows there we can CONSUME in the event this guy goes all power of gaia on us.
>>25706909>scout out the meeting spot, then return to baseNew thread pls
>>25706909>scout out the meeting spot, then return to baseAlso, got it, he's a werewolf.You mentioned them being here, and that his soul was "Denser" than others, but that top line practically confirms it.
>>25706927They're actually all mine. I'm just having fun.>>25706909>scout out the meeting spot, then return to base
>>25706909<Wait you didn't tell you name!>>scout out the meeting spot, then return to base
>>25706945Yeah, this seems like a pretty safe bet.
>>25706909Scout clearing, focus, return to baseDon't use deep focus, it'll make too big a ping for a simple area check.
>>25706945>>25706945Yup, totes a were.
>>25706945Seems like it.
>>25706909>"Follow me again, and you'll regret it. I'll know if you do. The trees are too silent where you walk."So we have an aoe-silence aura. Either that, or we completely block sounds coming from behind us while not making any of our own.
>>25707014Geewwd catch anon.
>>25707014Also the forest might quiet itself in our presence. Birds stop singing and shit like that.
>>25707014No, he just means wildlife shuts the fuck up when we are around because it hides from us.
>>25707014I'd rather no risk it.
>>25706956YOU LEAP DOWN AND CONSUME HIM IN A PARTICULARLY GORY AND VICIOUS MANNER>you gain infinity exp because he was secretly every other elemental>you lose all humanity and transform into erebus and then devour the world>game over--------------------------------------------------I think I'm going to call it a night. The obvious consensus will be conducted at the beginning of the next thread.I'm thinking Sunday night, usual 'late' start time, 8-10pm ESTEveryone can relax, I was just bored that non main-plot stuff keeps cropping up and delaying...other things. So I had some fun.Your bodies are not ready for the feels I have composed.
>>25706909>"The trees are too silent where you walk."So... am I the only one who found this hilarious, when combined with our <I AM BEING SNEAKY!> act we pulled?
>>25707029what birds? we only have ground owls and obese chickens, I thought.
>>25707014Or he has some natural druidic connection with the forest and he can literally hear the voices of the trees and we block it.
>>25707043go home, SM, you're drunk.
>>25707052>>"The trees are too silent where you walk.">So... am I the only one who found this hilarious, when combined with our <I AM BEING SNEAKY!> act we pulled?Oh shit yeah, but squirrels and shit probably stop squawking too.
>>25706972Mystery solved. A werewolf refuge of sorts.
>>25707043You're just stopping now so you can post more in hollow quest aren'tcha?
>>25707062but I am home anonHOW DO I GO HOME WHEN I AM HOME
>>25707043>bored with non-plot stuffQuit throwing us side-quests and we'll get back on the rails for you.
>>25707043Shadow Master please let them be good feelz, my body isn't ready for more REJOICING!
>>25707087Shhh no tears, only bedtime now.
>>25707043I don't know what the English idiom for this is, but remember that the trip is more important than the destination.
>>25707071Heh, yeah, just... I mean...It gives the impression of --"I noticed you sneaking because it was too quiet around you."<... That, and the whole singing-out-loud thing I was doing, right?>"Well, that helped too, yes! BUT! If you had been completely silent, I still totally would have noticed you!"
>>25707083Hollow Quest is running? Sweet. I'm there.>>25707099But the world I've built...it's all there. I mean, you had good rolls, you had to find SOMETHING. It was either that guy...or some other stuff...>>25707111Every feel, anon.>>25707125That's the thing. You've even yet to begin the journey. It's the beginning of the journey I'm excited for!
>>25707043So I'm confused, what exactly is or isn't canon here? The whole event or just the joke stuff like <SNEAKING SNEAKING> and <diamond is the hardest metal known to man?>
>>25707087FIND A WAY MAN GOTTA FIND A WAY
>>25707153It's all canon. Shadow is finally having a nervous breakdown from all the pressure the voices give him.
>>25707153It's just a silly introduction to another sidequest. I wouldn't worry too much about it. I think SM was getting kind of woozy and had a laugh or too.
>>25707153You didn't break the fourth wall or somehow compromise your chances at anything because I felt like being a jackass. No worries.
>Take nap for a couple hours during SMs dinner>Sleep through 2 more hours than I expectedOH WELL. SEE YA IN SHADOW QUEST
>>25707198Errr. Hollow Quest.I should probably start sleeping for more than 4 hours every other night.