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Gentlemen, I apologize for being so tardy.. I was just giving the finishing touches to the flash forward I had planned.

We will be moving directly to the Funeral with these updates to Faefnir's tale I have for you!

First, Faefnir's stats and abilities!
>http://pastebin.com/CuLptHEL
His naughty family...
>http://pastebin.com/1XTzrHiR
And the Scoundrel's tale so far!
>http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Akuma%20Quest

Hold onto your bodies, this ride's about to get... Heh...
Bloody...
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With Alice's farewell it's just you and Andrea in the bakery once more.. Or rather her human self's bedroom.
She looks to you again, her expression blank and emotionless like a simple puppet, yet you know that beneath that she's thinking; or rather, she's trying.
“You.. will... be... leav...ing?” Her voice a monotone with only the slightest tinge of sadness. Or perhaps it's only your imagination?
You bring a hand to her cheek, brushing away the curly red locks that fall around her face. It is with a gentle, disarming smile that you speak so kindly to this new childe among your family,” Yes, I must be going now to do what I've promised to do. It would delight me if you would listen to the blonde one that was here earlier, Madeleine.”
Her eyes register the command with a slow, calculated blink, and an undulating breath,” Yes... I... will.. listen.. Kill...ing..ah..ead?”
You kiss her upon the cheek like a father would to his little girl,”Yes, there will be murder ahead. Fear not. You will be bloodied yet.” You rise from the bed and open the door, turning back, you see that she wears a very faint smile.
“Do not leave here until Madeleine comes for you.”

And you're off.

Out into the streets, you find that a light snow has begun to fall. You exhale a breath and unconsciously pull at your coat to ward off the cold, much like a normal human would need to.
“So I don't feel the bite, yet I still know it's there.. What an... odd sensation.”
It's February 2nd as you recall. How the days have gotten away from you..
You head to the Lady's rest from the bakery, walking a street filled with snowdrifts and paved with crude stone. It is a fact that this place is wealthy for being so far removed from London, you note from your host's memories.
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Despite the late morning, there are few people stirring among the streets. You see guards here and there, along with the occasional red of the Crimson Cross.
You hold back your grimace in passing, only to expose a sinister smile once out of their sight. Their blood will run for that of Ivan's spilled. Their blood will be the blood of the Asher, and you will revel in their misery. The souls inside your shell squirm from your malicious intent, you feel how they slowly waste away within you.
Yet in the same breath, you also feel a sad sensation from the two. Truly, their despair gave birth to you..
Shielding your oculars, you look up at the gray sky as snowflakes fall upon your eyelashes.
The gloom falls among the buildings, yet the white, icy crystals paint this world in white. It's almost beautiful, isn't it? If only your own existence weren't so black.
Why do you care though?

You've got a family.

You pull away Maddie from her duties to the regular day-patrons of the Lady's rest. Fewer than usual due to Florin being in a period of mourning to prepare for the funeral.

“You're going to what?” She whispers in your chambers. A hushed yell.

“You heard me Madeleine, I'm going to find where Lady Florin's body is, and eat it to take her place.”
She puts a hand to her face, the demon's eyes locked on you, thinking, calculating. You can almost hear the whir of her processors.
“No, I don't like it.” She finally comes out with it, her expression obstinate.
“Madeleine, my dear, you don't need to like it, yet I'm going through with it. If I pose as the Lady Florin, I'll be right at the center, ready to stab them in the backs as you and the family face them from the front. Aside from that? It'd be quite amusing, don't you think?”
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She shakes her head slowly at that, her hand having slid from her cheek and down to her mouth, a fingernail to chew on,” It's not that. I don't like it because a Noah specifically told you to do it. Faefnir, I still don't understand why you trust them so much with what they think of us, with what they could do to us..”
“As I've said, you don't need to like it, and I do this because it's what's best for the family. If we don't show them cooperation, we may as well be enemies in their eyes, a risk that they won't tolerate. We must show them some kind of-”
“You still risk your own death by even associating with them Faefnir.. They're.. They're wrong..” She's silent for a moment, before staring deeply into your eyes,” Schwere told me about what Maashiima said, and about the look Maitorah gave you after that. She was looking. She was watching because she feared for you, as did Armbrust.” She seems to finally resign herself,”I'll follow you because.. I want to.. Just don't get yourself hurt, or killed, alright?”

You take a step forward in this private moment and bring your arms around Madeleine, eliciting a small pout from her. “I won't get hurt, we'll all leave here together. Have you secured the wagon?”
She nods against you, saying nothing else.
“Good, I'd like you to do me one more favor.. Fonso, the gyspy from yesterday. He's a curiosity to us. Bind him and put him into the wagon before nightfall. Mind his power. I'll see you tomorrow at the funeral.”
You pull away and see that Madeleine's crying black again,” Goodbye Faefnir.”
“Goodbye Madeleine.”
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Stepping from that room, you are met with the ambiance of the tavern. Sparse sculptures and the odd painting hangs upon the walls with the flickering of the fireplace warming the establishment. You watch the fire for a moment and think of your own fire in your heart. You see that the patrons have a bit of a chill.
With a wave of your hand, you give the humans some comfort by evening out the warmth and warding the cold.

You'll let them have this peace before the coming storm tomorrow.

Ducking out of The Lady's Rest and into the cold of Florin, you head to the church of the recently deceased Pastor James. You frown as you see a pair of Crimson knights standing guard outside.
They regard you with a nod,”Are you here to speak with the new priest?”
Your hold back whatever shock or surprise that would come about at that word...
“New priest? I'm sorry, what happened to Pastor James? I sought to share words with him of my wedding to my beloved..” You give them a sharp discontent expression.. One that's not quite far from the truth.
“We've received word that Pastor James will be moving to London to carry out his services there. Father Huss is taking over here for the time being until a new priest can be ordained. The man is known to travel from what I hear.” The Crimson guard gives you a nod and pushes the door inward.
You see that there's a good number of people listening to a much more quiet sermon among the pews.
“It is not Sunday, yet he speaks the word of god for those that would listen. Truly a righteous man..” The other guard, a woman whispers to you.
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You enter, feeling a sharp chill run down your spine as you realize that the man upon the podium looks like.. His eyes meet yours as he looks up, staring directly at you.
Brown hair, a strong build, black robes, a rosary wrapped between his fingers, and a smile that could melt snow. The two Sisters stand at either side of the pedestal some way, passing around little crackers and a bit of wine for communion.

Pastor Huss is Maashiima, the Noah of Pity.

None of the people look up, and you feel a weird feeling running through the air that seems to slip past you. The townspeople among the pews seem to be in some kind of trance.. some are crying, some are at peace, others have scowls or grimaces written across their faces..
The doors close behind you to keep the cold and the snow out as you step in, and another glance around, you see a woman in dark robes in the furthest pews from the pedestal, as far into the corner as possible.
It's there that you see Morgan sitting in the very back, smiling a bit gloomily as she flips through the pages in a little black book. Standing over her shoulder, you see writing that you couldn't even begin to interpret. Runes, circles, diagrams and other things that seem to be magical in nature.
Leaning down, next to her ear, you whisper, “Hello there, interesting book you've got..”
It's shut immediately and she spins her head to face you, piercing eyes holding the slightest hint of yellow right before softening at the sight of your features, a smile creeping across her face,” Oh.. hello there.. Jacob.” She looks away and puts a lock of hair behind her ear.
“This isn't the best place to talk you know.. These people are under spell, yet there are still crimsons just outside..” She whispers, not looking at you.
You slip around the end of the pew and slide up alongside her,” I know, I've only come to give you an update.”
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She scoots away from you a little, looking away,”What is it?”
You lean over to her, whispering into her ear,” I'll be impersonating Lady Florin inside of the coffin. I'll expose myself once the boat's been pushed off. It'll be quite a display..”
Morgan finally turns to you, her eyes suddenly quite bored,”Well, do what you like.. It's not as though I can stop you.”

You set a hand upon her robes, just over her thigh, causing her legs to close tighter at the touch,” What's the matter Morgan? Is this about the other day?”

She's silent for a moment, before she tucks her lower lip into her mouth to give it a soft bite, her lips almost quivering,” I think.. I think it'd be best if..” She touches the hand that rests on her thigh and moves it away,” We stopped with these games, you and I.. I've got responsibilities after all. We both do, to both of our families. I never meant to hurt you, however we simply can't keep on doing this.”
You take your hand back and gaze upon her quivering breast as she seems to be having difficulty breathing.
You stare ahead somberly, the pews and the people painted in colorful pastels from the overcast grey light streaming in through the windows. Somberly, you sigh,” I understand Morgan.. It's been fun though.. and I do care about you, despite what my family thinks. I risked my life to save you, and that bond will remain true to me..” You look to her, seeing that she too stares ahead, not making eye contact. You lean over to her again, your voice a whisper,” And I will always be this lady's Monster.”
Morgan's chest heaves as she brings up a hand to cover her face,” Leave. Leave Jacob.”
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You rise from the pew and swing back around to walk behind her to the exit.
“And good luck.”
You turn back to look at her, yet she's back to reading her book, completely engrossed and as though you'd never been there. From what you can see of the look in her eye, you can see the ravenous hunger within her mind being sated in some way from that book.

You understand that hunger. It's so much like the same one that convinces you still to kill humans. As you leave the church, much to the knight's Chagrin, you find a smile crawl upon you and split your face with morbid anticipation.

The slaughter you've been waiting so long for... it will be glorious...

You spend the rest of the day listening in on Crimson guards. You haven't got camouflage like the late Ivan, however your agility allows you very much the same way in avoiding their gaze, slipping just out of sight when they seem to feel your eye or ear upon them.

You finally get a lead and head onto the lakeside where they'll be setting up.
From there you cross the water in the waning light in your true form, using smoke to obscure your form as you snake your way to the grounds of the Lord's manor.

Landing behind a mortar wall, you listen further to the voices, the walking patrols and slip by them just the same. You slip into the garden, a much newer Mausoleum there. That must be where the body's being prepared...
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You check about, Crimson guards here and there, defending the estate. Slipping into the mausoleum, you see a mortician soaking the naked body of the late Lady Florin in some bath that smells of salts and rose-petals.
How quaint, you think to yourself.
You look upon the burning of incense nearby and force the smoke into the nostrils of the mortician, along with the crimson guard that stands with him.. you notice that the knight does not bear the red cross.

After causing a conflagration, to force the men out, you hide just out of sight and partially revert to devour the body with a voracious hunger.

You hear the men begin to file back in just as you lay back down into the bath, shut your eyes, and play dead...
The remainder of the treatment feels rather good...
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>>26315720
Time for some slaughter! Hopefully.
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So, we're going to turn this funeral into a...huh...bigger funeral. Not many puns to do with funeral.

Oh wait. We'll show the Crimson how we put "fun" in funeral!
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>>26315992
Huh. oh well, it seems my plan for getting the body is for not. Ah well, this is good too.
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>>26316195

what do you mean? Faefnir's assumed the disguise of Lady Florin..
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The night drags on and you're finally loaded into a coffin with the upper body open, the bolt wound in your chest has been cleaned, rotten flesh cut away and sewn shut, not that it matters much at this point. You DO take note during moments alone that the fair Lady Florin's body now has blackened fingers from necrosis and frostbite, along with her feet. You had seen that her lips were painted with black to hide the necrosis there as well... it seems hat this disguise literally looks like a corpse, at least a dressed up corpse. You muse at that fact.

You hear the open part of the coffin shut and feel the sounds of men hefting it up into a wagon to take into the main part of Florin for the funeral.
You hear muffled voices, and can't seem to catch any words due to the Coffin's fancy make.

Time passes along a bumpy road and you feel the coffin begin to open, causing you to snap right back into “Funeral” position.

A man whispers to you,” I am so sorry that this happened to you... I am so sorry my dear Angeline...”

You muse, Angeline Florin then... That's the name of the Lady Florin... It seems that Alice had been correct, she HAD been murdered by her husband... but then.. How could she have known? What's going on in that odd little head of hers?

Time passes once more, incessant talking, sobbing, well wishes, and condolences are offered to the deceased, well... “you.”
The desire in your heart grows steadily throughout the day, the steadily growing desire to slaughter these people, and horrifically with smoke and flame.

Your family is supplied, you are in position, and they rightly should be as well.. If the talismans are placed, they will detonate the docks that you rest upon.
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>>26316209
I mean how i had planned to get the form. it involved us, schwere, Armburst, and the sisters.
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>>26316233

They all have their own things that they must do. and Faefnir's a goddamn ninja with agility 5.. though he COULD be better...
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>>26316226
whelp, we aren't keeping this form. after this is done let's find another lady to eat. because reasons. and Tart offs.
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>>26316249
hm.... you tempt me with higher agility... BUT I WILL NOT FALL FOR IT! not now, anyways
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“It is now time to say the final farewell to the dearly departed! Know this, that the day must stay dead! She is with our Lord in Heaven now!” You hear an unfamiliar voice speak, carrying over a crowd of silent people that give themselves away through the cacophony of their movements...

Your body is loaded into a boat and pushed off, you smell thick wine upon the raft. You open your eyes and feel the waves rock your vision as you are greeted by a bright and sunny afternoon with the gray overcast sky now past.

“What a lovely day for a slaughter.” You muse aloud, your voice a deathly feminine croak. Right, this body will never do.

An arrow sails through the air, aflame, yet it hisses into the water, going wide... Seems it's about time to start...

>[] Conflagrate the boat and scream in the woman's voice, rising up and falling into the lake, aflame.
>[] Rise, without any sort of flame and scream at the funeral attendees like a banshee... "The Dead, do not stay dead!"
>[] Wait for an arrow to actually hit and let the boat catch flame, diving under and swimming through the cold waters.
>[] (Some other spectacle?)
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>>26316258
It's not like tarts weren't as plentiful as their equally delicious homonym.

Maybe we should pickup a tart recipe next time and a tart body. You know, accessorizing.


>>26316304

>[] Wait for an arrow to actually hit and let the boat catch flame, diving under and swimming through the cold waters.
that, or
>[] (Some other spectacle?)
We shout: Stop firing arrows at me for sake!
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>>26316304
I say wait for the arrow to hit and the boat to catch a flame. but when it does so, do the banshee thing, as we cloak ourselves in flames. "YOU!" point in the general direction of the dock. "YOU BASTARD! YOU MURDERED ME! I'LL CURSE YOU! I'LL CURSE YOU ALL TO DEATH!" and THEN partly transform so our wings sprout out, also in flames. it will be quite a sight.
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>>26316304
Wait for a flaming arrow to actually hit. Then rise up in a conflagration, spewing fire everywhere focusing on hitting the Crimsons.

"The Dead stay dead n longer! This is the price for the sins of the Crimson Cross! Is is through their heresy that the gates of heaven have been barred! GOD'S JUDGEMENT IS UPON YOU ALL!"
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>>26316401
also, we should wait for the flame to spread a bit. enough so that is starts to get toasty. then do the whole thing.

more dramatic that way
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>>26316486
OH WAIT. it's even better because our flames are blue now! SUPER SPOOKY BLUE FLAMES OF DEATH!
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I'll be waiting a little on this one so that others may catch up...

>>26316501
Indeed, it IS quite perfect. Outright blue flames are something that most would associate with powerful magic should they be savvy... or the grim spectre of a spirit.
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>>26316534
the crowd is gonna flip the hell out. they'll be like lambs to the slaughter.

well, they already were, that hasn't changed. but now they'll be scared lambs to the slaughter.
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ruh-roh, doesn't seem like a lot of people are coming... or they're lurking.

Would all lurkers please stand up!
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>>26316670

I know it's often like this when I run at this time. no worries. simply wanted to give readers time to read that huge block of text.. hmm.. hehe...

We'll carry on.

Wait for an arrow to find its mark, burn a bit and then rise while screaming curses and transforming into our unnatural form of a dragon bathed in blue flames... yes?

We'll spit fire at the docks, to trigger the talismans if they are indeed there...

Will we be heading straight to the docks or coming around from the north or south? The Docks are to the west.
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>>26316670
Well, to be fair, Duke didn't update the feed on twitter.

Maybe he should consider saying when the next game will take place in the thread or giving a link to his twitter in the original post along the other links.
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>>26316728
According to the plan who is to the north and who is to the south?
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>>26316728
don't forget to use heat magic to make the armor extremely uncomfortable. and it depends. is there woods to the north or south?
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>>26316766
oh, and just for added effect, start the heat magic up minorly when we point at the dock during the whole dramatic scene.
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>>26316766
You don't want to start a forest fire do you?


We totally should.
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>>26316862
one problem. Armbrust is in those woods, getting ready to incapacitate the mages. we should circle around towards the woods, from the opposite direction, so that they will more than likely not notice the arrows flying at them
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>>26316739

I did so after I about finished the updates. I'll post a link as soon as I have it up on my browser.. I often post to it from my phone.. heh...

>>26316741
To the north is the thicker part of the woods, Armbrust lies there. Maddie, Edward, and Andrea lie in the crowd toward the middle.

Kama and the children lie to the back to cull off those that would flee.


Schwere is in position to partiall transform and hinder the knights.

Morgan, and Pastor Huss are in position with the skulls to subdue the Cardinal and those that would fight back.

To the south is lakeside leading to the river flowing out.
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>>26316898
circle around from the south it is! make it so we breathe flame on everything on the shore.
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>>26316898
Okay, there's no particular need for us to head to the woods to the north as Armbrust has that taken care of, or head south to the river.

So I say head towards the docks once we've caused some chaos and spread some fear with our setting things on fire stunt.
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>>26316930
the thing is, i'd rather not go staight at them. it makes it harder to dodge a barrage. where if we go at an angle, it is easier.
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>>26316670
Drawguy reporting in, I just woke up actually.
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You smile, giddy with anticipation as a few more arrows aflame sail through the air, they too hiss into the water, much to your absolute boredom as the gentle rocking of the water begins to wear on your nerves.

Finally, an arrow sticks, catching cloth in the boat, you sit up slightly, looking about at the dried flowers that embrace you. Once more, with a smile, you find this human custom rather... Quaint. They do smell lovely.

You breath a soft flame to help the arrow kindle, and harness the warmth from the flames to spread the fire further, soon the whole of the boat's aflame.

You laugh and lay back as everything curls up into black, withering against the heat.

Now, now it is time.

You rise up, screaming upon the rocking both, at once hearing the cries of the people from the shore,"The dead may not rest as murderers walk! I curse you all! I curse My Lord Husband, I curse the Crimson, and I curse GOD for barring his gates from me!" You feel the flames tickle your flesh as you transform, the pitiful human disguise flaking, crumbling away in ashes as you take wing, covered in your ghastly blue, and extraordinarily hot flame.

You soar above the water, arcing your back and banking to the left to approach from the south shore, lobbing fireballs laced with heating enchantments to spread their unbearable heat everywhere...

Please roll 1d100.
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[x]other: catch the arrow then set all alight with our flames. "Oh so one arrow isn't enough you had to lay me to rest with a second one?"
Also I would like to point out that Alice pulled pic related last thread.
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Rolled 88

>>26317115
Oh boy, let's see how I roll.
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Rolled 10

>>26317115
ROLLING
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Rolled 37

>>26317115
Rollin
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>>26317155
>>26317166
>>26317185

Eh, could be worse I guess. At least I got an 88
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>>26317155

Good. quite good.
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Rolled 3

>>26317115
I hope for a delightful crit.
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>>26317216
oh, nice one, sunny. tis a shame you came a bit late.
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Rolled 90

>>26317275
Well damn.

I can't imagine what would have happened if we actually critted on our entrance.
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>>26317304
everyone would start wishing they had worn brown pants.
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I believe it's time for us to stop holding back on accepting the Devil's Luck. Next time we need it let's draw the entity closer.
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>>26317328
Well, considering the time period, they likely are.

And shit isn't much of a concern when a damnned burning hellbeast is closing in on you.
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>>26317357
indeed. we have no cover left to uphold.
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Your fireballs pound against a suddenly erected barrier, talismans burning with a fierce bright light across the perimeter of the docks.

You barely dodge missiles of dubious arcane origin, arrows that glow with a strange ether and spears of pure light.

You growl out your frustration as they seem to have been far better prepared than you would have liked. You see chaos among the citizenry from this distance, yet the crimson stand resolute against your terror, along with a man bearing gold and black armor, staring at you with impunity.

You dive down from another barrage, just as you see explosions of eldritch fire erupt from under the docks, collapsing most of the townsfolk into the icy deep in which Jacqueline lurks... You notice many do not come out of the water after the first plunge.

You maintain your bank, igniting your wings to thrust ahead, approaching from the south of the gathering as you see that Madeleine, Edward, and Andrea are already going about a grand slaughter. Edward's shards of ice rip through people with deadly force, Madeleine's golden body thrashes people to the side, crushing them as they scramble, and Andrea crushes apart people in her powerful maws...

You see that Kama, and the children are skirting outside of the barrier, locked outside of it, they have no way of getting in, yet they collectively rip, cut and fry people as well as they can, Kama's eyes catch you in the air. You could command her and the children if you wished...

This barrier here.. It's in the way..

>Armbrust's bolts cannot reach the mages until the barrier is gone.
>Madeleine,Schwere, Andrea, and Edward, are trapped within, along with the Crimson mages, knights, and Exorcist.
>You do not see Morgan, or Maashiima yet... What are they doing?

>You have control<
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>>26317470
only one thing come to mind.

where is Lisa?
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>>26317470
also, let's overwork the barrier. FLAME ON, FULL POWER!!!!
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>>26317470
Hopefully they're dealing with the fucking barrier.

Okay, our highest priority right now is the elimination of the barrier. Are the talismans maintaining it on the inside or the outside of it?
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>>26317470
I doubt that their barrier is an entire sphere. Get as hot a flame as possible and melt the ground underneath them. Make sure to only do where if will affect the casters.
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>>26317470
Well human mages, being squishy and meat-like, likely can't hold a barrier like this without the aid of Talismans. Using our heat magic, make a conflagration of flames around the inner barrier of the shield, where the talismans likely are.

Did Kralle get her "Flash" ability? If so have her blink into the barrier with us maybe.
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Rolled 99

>>26317470
Shouldn't our first priority be breaching that barrier?

How large is the area protected by the barrier exactly?

>>26317536
RAW RAW FIGHT THE POWER!
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>>26317571
i'm going to assume that was a mistake- WAIT A MINUTE.

yes. YES. YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3ALwKeSEYs

RETROACTIVE TOGGLE IS A GO! COME TO US, WAYWARD SOUL! SHOW US THE EXTENT OF YOUR POWER!
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>>26317544

They are within the barrier, infused into it.

>>26317563
Human mages can be powerful. Talismans are more for those that aren't inherent mages to use magic.

>>26317571
Oh, and this is a crit-fail unless you'd like to use Devil's luck.

>>26317524
That IS a question, isn't it?
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Rolled 38

>>26317571
Expend charge of the Devil's Luck NOW
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>>26317605
yes, it was a question. not a completely serious one, but a question none the less.
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>>26317605
Time to clasp the devil to our chest.
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Rolled 33

>>26317605
I believe all those sacrifices to the RNG god are paying off.

I'd say we expend a charge of devils luck now.
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>>26317605
Well he rolled before you asked for anything, but yes, flip it.

Use our heat magic and fire to precisely hit the talismans infused in the barrier and destroy them.

That'll drive anyone still in the barrier who doesn't want to be in there, like civilians, to flee into Kama's waiting scythes.

Be ready to sound the GET THE FUCK OUT signal if the Noah don't show up.
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A holy man sits in his chambers, quietly meditating upon God and the message that he must relay to his people as a servant of god.

A shadow falls upon his illuminated chamber in his silent prayers and his chest suddenly hurts more than anything he could imagine.

Clutching his chest as he falls to the floor of his chamber, he sees a Devil smiling at him from across the room.
Reaching out for the sacriligious beast, he attempts to muster the mana necessary to purge the abomination, yet it only shakes its head with a "tsk tsk."

"That will never do. There can be only one pope you know. Your time is done. Sleep now... sleep. We may be seeing you very soon.." The distorted thing whispers as the last of the Pope's life fades away...
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>>26317751
Im calling it now, Pity pulls a double cross
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>>26317751
Did the Devil just kill and replace the Pope?
Hell yes! Best use of the luck ever
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>>26317751
someone get the silver hammer!
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>>26317751
You know I can't help but picture this as the "distorted figure". If so, I think it's safe to say we, and everyone else, is fucked.
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>>26317751
Did we just kill the freaking pope?

>>26317775
I doubt any Noah would side with the innocence wielders. Only 14th ever did that.

>>26317800
I am starting to wonder what the hell that damned devil is. It look like it's not part of the Noah or the exorcist. A third side.
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>>26317800
Wait. Wouldn't that mean there's now a third side in this war?

Well, technically forth but we are still allied so...
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>>26317831
He can pull the double cross after we kill all the dudes.
When we are not useful any more.
Like a certain priest.
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>>26317831
You shouldn't worry. It only wants us to succeed.
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>>26317831
Pity doesn't have to side with the other team to get our family killed. I will be shocked if more than one or two of them survive this.
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>>26317751
Interesting revelations from this:
•The eponymous Devil we get our luck from is not a singular being (Or at the very least he is Leigon)
•The Devils are common enough that high ranking members of the church recognize the on sight.
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>>26317876
I noticed something. We are called a "demon" while this being was called a "devil". This suggest that there is a difference between the two. They could be a completely different breed of monster, maybe related to Akuma.

The theory that they are remnants of the souls of Akumas destroyed without innocence comes to mind.
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and, according to my reliable source wikipedia we just killed Boniface IX , about 4 years early.
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>>26317937
Interesting as I had the impression that these "demons" we're organic nature (or at least were not mechanical).
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>>26317955
I'm not so sure that history is the same here, as magic and things are sure to have skewed history a bit.
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>>26317937
Perhaps one of the souls that went into us was somehow tainted by a devil in such a way that it could spread. Could quite easily be that we are actually part of a plot by the Devils to usurp control of the Akuma from the Noah. And yes had noticed the fact that it was devil as opposed to demon.
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>>26317751
Oh hell, it's talking now.
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>>26317979
just saying, as a sort of fun fact.
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>>26317955
Not Boniface, anything but Boniface!

Why is it always the best among us that have die first?

>>26317967
They probably lost their mechanical body upon destruction, but their half destroyed, angry soul can't move on.

>>26317989
Maybe Claire or Jacob was possessed, which would fit with the "devil".
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You smash against the barrier while weaving around missiles fired, they see you as the most obvious threat, or perhaps the greatest as you threaten them with the heat of your flames.

You back off from the barrier, and see that Madeleine has wrapped her form around Andrea and Edward , her golden aura protecting them from sparse fire coming from Crimson Knights bearing arrow and spell renewing their efforts on the next closest threat.

THe Black and Gold exorcist remains where he is, blade undrawn, even as crimson knights advance upon the trapped Akuma.

You channel your pure rage into a massive fireball, flame concentrating into an orb of concentrated destructive force with reinforcement via your heat magic.

After dodging one final spell, you launch your attack, cutting an outright hole through the barrier, and vaporizing townsfolk on the spot.

Unfiortunately, the crimson vanguard is mostly unscathed with the help of raised shields, however you do note that they cast aside their now slagged metals, the enchantments within it slagged from the force of your attack.

The barrier remains, though with a colossal rip, it slowly, very slowly repair itself as the mages raise up their hands with unadvanced vanguards raising their shields to protect you.

There's a molten scar upon the battlefiekd from your attack that has thus divided the Crimson from Madeleine, whom looks up at you, panting as her golden aura flickers before going strong again.

"Faefnir, will we go on?!" She calss out to you, her voice a roar among the rest of the canage.

Kama, Wendel, and Kralle's cleanup is going unhindered thus far, and you've interrupted the primary advance...

>Enter the Barrier?
Y/N

Ideas...
>Wipe out the Crimson Vanguard
>subdue the mages.
>Go straight for the one in black and gold.
>Call out for the Noah.
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>>26318030
No wait it was the Hobo who was the Devil all along. Either that or Claire was the possessed and the hobo had a partially activated parasitic Innocence maybe. WMG away!
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>>26318037
I'd say subdue the Mages, and have Alice snatch them up. No mages = no barrier, and no support for the infantry.
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>>26318037
Use speed to get Madeleine and the others out of the barriers, and make sure to let out as much poison while inside. Once they're outside make a large fire inside the barrier to rob them of their oxygen.
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>>26318037
>>26318125
ACTUALLY, I JUST GOT AN IDEA! instead of poison, WHY NOT JUST SMOKE!?
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Madeleine's squad is due West in the barrier.
The advance infantry is separated from them via the molten scar.
The Mages are in the rear near the Black and Gold exorcist.

>>26318125
>>26318139
Erm... It's their barrier.
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>>26318146
Where's Schwere?

Do we know if the Barrier talismans we asked Morgan to make are around? How about the explosive ones Schwere was assigned to make?
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>>26318037
Once the mages are down the barrier should stay down. But right now we need to get the mages down.

Is there enough of a rip in the barrier that Armbrust can open fire on the mages?
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>>26318146
Damn, so they can freely control what goes in and out.
In that case attempt to help Madeleine with the knights.
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>>26318037
>>subdue the mages.
Call upon Alice to subdue them

The general not moving is very very bad for us. He's probably too destructive and would cause friendly fire if he wielded his innocence against us. He could also be channeling mana for an attack.

Have any of you considered the possibility that the general in here might be a decoy or a golem?
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>>26318167
and here i am still wondering where lisa is...
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>>26318183
We've only got Alice to help us take in mages we've subdued.
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>>26318183
Let's not needlessly antagonize the lady. Wait until we kill the gold knight.
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>>26318167

Those have already detonated. The docks are mostly gone.

>>26318178
Armbrust is to the north, you tore a hole in from the south. Unfortunately, Armbrust is clearly out of position...

You could ring Alice's bell, however she may be... testy with uou.
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>>26318146
"GET THOSE TWO OUT OF HERE! I'LL TAKE CARE OF THIS." and fly into the hole, and blast hot flames at them. if the mages are so powerful, they should survive with severe burns at worst.
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>>26318278
also, Schwere stays with us. i wonder if she can gather those casted away shields in a ball.. bring them to us... and then we turn them into molten metal... yes, this is good
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>>26318239
Don't ring the bell until the Mages are subdued. Could we fire a volley of heat-fireballs in this pattern at the barrier to the north, hopefully tearing a large enough hole for Armbust to fire into the area?
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Votes are for subduing the mages... You are doing this without assistance.

You have not located Schwere yet among this crowd..

>>26318307
That would divert your attention some, and you're now the target that's fired a molten heat laser through their barrier...

Roll 1d100. Specify if you'd like to add in cutting the barrier on the opposite side.
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>>26318239
Fuck, we really could use Noah assistance right about fucking now.

Have we gotten any exp so far?

I say we keep our distance from the enemy group, but we lob as much fire, especially smoke, ash, and poison parts of it, over towards where the mages are hiding. We should be able to get them even with others in the way as we can arc the shots over them or attack from above. This ought to weaken the barrier as the mages choke and cough, give us a way to make more holes in it.

Schwere does her thing to disrupt their formation, throw massive balls of molten stuff at their grouping, break them apart.

Madeleine does not charge their lines but instead rips apart the northern side of the barrier.

Edward keeps his distance, freeze the ground in front of the enemy so they have a hard time getting close.
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>>26318350

>Exp gained... 300
>Total exp... 400

You may spend it if you wish...
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Rolled 14

>>26318343
>Roll 1d100. Specify if you'd like to add in cutting the barrier on the opposite side.

I would rather prefer it if we simply subdue the mages now with a heat empowered fireball. Theya re going to focus fire us now. Pardon the pun.
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Rolled 77

>>26318343
Oh jeez, I hope this doesn't fuck us over.

Also I'd say fire the holes one by one while moving, it took a bit for the previous hole to seal, so it should take time for these ones to also.
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Rolled 11

>>26318343
If possible yes, or task others with it.

And we should at least check for the Noah and try to see where they are. Though there's two possibilities, they're waiting for the right time to attack in which case calling to them just removes the element of surprise, or they betrayed us in which case it's useless.

If they don't show up soon though we are bugging the fuck out.

>>26318385
Smoke Prestige is go! Ought to help in subduing, poisoning, and otherwise fucking with the crowd.
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>>26318385
Prestige Smoke magic, anyone?

>>26318393
Good enough, man.
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Rolled 54

>>26318343
Let's see how big the beam can get.
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>>26318385
you know what time it is kids? SMOKE MAGIC PRESTIGE!
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>>26318416

It takes time to charge it...


Highest roll is 77... that's not too bad..
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>>26318393
77. Lucky!

Although I assume, being a baker, our lucky 2-digit number would be 13.
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Rolled 70

>>26318427
Btw duke, do we have any bun in our oven right now?
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>>26318415
Sounds good to me. We should also consume this gold knight for a disguise if we get the chance.
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Rolled 97

>>26318417
We could also upgrade devil's luck. It's boring, but it would be practical in this fight.
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>>26318482
we don't know what Prestige Smoke magic does. it could be fun.
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>>26318463
Consuming high profile figures when our Disguise level is so low seems kind of....

Something more inconspicuous would be better. Unless we plan on improving our Disguise...

>>26318482
Not that this is relevant, Duke, but I remember you saying that you considered a few rolls after the first 3 to be used for triggering a luck inversion.
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>>26318509
>Forgot my question
Was it the first 5 rolls? Or first 7?
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>>26318493
I would only be up for the smoke upgrade if it allowed us to breath out small dragons made of smoke.
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>>26318518

I'd allow it for this, however it doesn't often improve your direct situation past the first 3 rolls. it's more for good things later and the like.
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>>26318493
Maybe we digivolve into the LOST smoke monster?
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>>26318536
we could become the smoke.
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>>26318550
We could turn stuff into ashes without even having to burn them first.

THE POSSIBILITIES, MAN!
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>>26318550
Might have a side effect of us becoming a cigar smoking law enforcing officer.
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You feel a darkness in your heart awaken amidst the smoke and flame. Shadows swirl out of your body and the Crimson antagonists take notice of this, launching bolts of light at your form only for the light to be lost in the hungering, burning dark that's poured from your form. You breath out blue flames infused with bits of darkness, and laced with the poison of your blood..

You see the Gold and Black Exorcist step forward....

>Shadow Magic(*): You have harnessed the power of smoke, smog... and now you have dipped into the ink of shadow magic. You may cast veils of darkness upon your form, across areas to obscure vision, Let out a hungering darkness that vanquishes light, or even force a mortal to enter a world without light. (Spells: Cloak of Shadow, Blind(Single Target), Black Curtain, Smoke control, Smog Control)
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>>26318592
But then the Duke might demand we turn in our badge.
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Ah, as a note... your archetype has swiftly gone from a more up close melee fighter to a special- magic combatant with high speed.

Wanted this to be known, Faefnir's walking far closer to the line of a mage-type at this point without the living background of one like Schwere.

It doesn't matter, inherently at least... However I thought it'd be interesting to point out.
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>>26318598
SHIT! SMOKE SCREEN, SMOKE SCREEN. TURN BACK INTO LADY, SMALLER FORM.
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>>26318598
Wait, so is Shadow Magic the upgraded form of Smoke magic?
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>>26318598
This is the best thing, of all things. I can only imagine what wonders await us when we prestige heat magic.
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Rolled 66

>>26318536
You know actually being able to be smoke would work well for our L3 doodle as an ominous dragon man with a cape.
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>>26318637
I know. maybe it's because we never upgrade our stats so that we can actually be a melee fighter...
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>>26318652
Man, I hope we live long enough for that...
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>>26318639

Yes.
That's the prestige. It changes the oremise entirely while maintaining the prior abilities.

>>26318640
There's a reason that it costs 1000 exp.
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>>26318598
FUCK FUCK FUCK

Are close to hitting level 3? If not, FUCK FUCK FUCK.

That general moving is a bad thing. Are the Noah anywhere in sight?

>>26318637
If anything, we are becoming a typical fire breathing dragon, with some speed.

>>26318640
We become the Sun.
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>>26318677
>premise
Rather.

Well then, we'll be continuing with the plan to subdue the mages? I recall...
>>26318350
This anon proposed ways to micromanage support.
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Rolled 34

>>26318677
LASER MAGIC?
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>>26318708
better. plasma.
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>>26318677
I am fuck all excited for Prestige Heat. We definitely need to save up for that.

Anyway, Cloak of Shadow, I assume, would help our Evade chances. Blind will blind a person. And I'm assuming Black Curtain "lets out a hungering darkness that vanquishes light". I'm assuming the only differences between them is their degree/area of effect?

We should blind the Exorcist, guys.

>>26318687
The typical fire breathing dragon would have some strength and durability to go along with all their power.
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>>26318702
Hopefully the Cardinal doesn't utterly rape us right away.

We should probably put up a Black Curtain, I'm just guessing as to what exactly it does, or a Smoke Screen, for some level of defense, and we keep our distance from him.

And vanquish as much light in an area close to us but not centered on us as possible, we want them to if they aim for the middle to hit nothing at all.
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>>26318702
I'd rather have us ring the bell and have Miss Tea get the mages after we've poisoned them and lured the gold knight away.
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>>26318775
Black Curtain is the improved Smoke Screen, I assume. That or Cloak of Shadow.
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>>26318774
b-b-but body of mouths!?!?
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>>26318799
We need to decide whether or not we'll be upgrading our physical stats some more first after this battle.
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>>26318820
agreed...we should focus on stats for now because those get locked at lvl 3.
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>>26318820
I think it's worth it to have a serious close range surprise for anyone that manages to get the drop on us or neutralize our magic. Besides, body of mouths is a force multiplier for a lot of our physical abilities (additional jets of our oil, flame throwers, endless rows of chainsaw teeth all over us...). Not to mention that if we ever get to the point of not having too much trouble with prolonged physical contact with Innocence we will be in a much better position to destroy the exorcists' weapons.
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>>26319019
we can destroy the weapon, but we can't destroy the Innocence
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You note the Exorcists approach and sneer at the thing as it approaches... sword still in its sheath. You turn to Madeleine and roar at the lot of them, your shadows swirling about as violently as your blue flames," Rip apart this eyesore of a barrier!" and with a sharp turn to Edward," Freeze the ground of the enemy line to prevent their advance! Andrea, Fall back through the tear, regroup with Kama!"

The lot of them react accordingly, Madeleine crunching down on some of our Bouncer bread and immediately pounding away upn the barrier with her bare hands.
Edward's breath hisses across the field as harsh flurries of snow blow past. More arrows are fired from the Crimsons and you send out a scorching flare, only for the enchanted prjectiles to tear past and cut holes through your wing membrane. You hear Edward whine pitifully
With a quick look, you see that three arrows have embeded themselves into his body, their enchantments spreading a boiling, luminous effect through his body. "Hurts... Faefnir..." He gets back up and spits out more ice, the shards tearing away at the advanced Vanguard, only for the general to step past them, unsheathing his blade and holding both sword and scabbard.

The man looks around at the carnage, a moment, having a moment of serenity upon the battlefield. His actions entrance you for a moment, before his eyes lock upon you from across your molten scar, that's recently been cooled by Edward's flurries.

You spew out a reflexive glob of poisonous flaming oil, at the man and stretch your new dark power across the barrier to obscure the archer's further efforts.

You hear the same voice of the man from before.. the one that sent off "Lady Florin."
"So it has come to pass that demons of your power infest the good people of Florin. It is a shame. I have a question for you, not that you'll answer. Was it your ilk that poisoned the river from Ruinebriar on? Was it you that decimated those poor people?"

>How do you respond?
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>>26319085
Hmmm, thought the creation oven could do that. Or convert it to something more useful.

If not then we really need to work on creating a solution to that.
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>>26319136

The Destruction furnace would have been able to do that. however the special ability selected was Creation Oven.
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>>26319113
[X] I don't know I've killed so many people. It's so hard to keep track sometimes.
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>>26319156
Ah my failing memory. Thanks you Lord Duke.
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>>26319113
>>How do you respond?
With great big balls of fire
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>>26319113
"Nope."
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>>26319185

It's alright, this has to do with a man that no one thought was important after he was introduced... though it led to quite an ill situation in the story...
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>>26319113
"I have no idea what you are talking about. where is this Ruinebriar?"
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>>26319113
Wait, I don't remember us poisoning the river at Ruinebriar.

Lets respond with some honor and speak the truth: "This wasn't our work, Cardinal. "
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Also, please roll.
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Rolled 57

>>26319223
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>>26319113
Hmmm, I think we might want to respond by eating some bread.

Also, we did provide healing and strength enhancing loaves to our family, right?
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Rolled 26

>>26319223
Oh boy, here we go....
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>>26319211
The guy at the bar did this? Genius. By distracting the whole town, we allowed this massacre to happen.
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>>26319113
Wait, DID we poison the river? I know that was a plan of ours, but....

Anyway. We're a gentleman. Let's act like it.

>>26319136
You were thinking of a different option we had for our Level 2 ability.
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>>26319113
Keep him talking for as long as possible, as we're chatting keep expanding our shadow powers as well as spreading smoke, and poison towards him and the ones behind him.

"Ruinebriar, Ruinebriar? Ah, yes, now I remember, it's hard to keep track sometimes of everything we do.

That was the place that caught on fire and had one of your ilk go mad inside it slaughtering any who came close whether they were man or monster. Right?

I'm quite sorry, I have no idea what you're talking about with the poison. Though I wish I had thought of that, quite clever."
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Rolled 80

>>26319221
Voting this and rollan'
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>>26319113
"It was one of your own who killed those people. Hunting for me."
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>>26319113
Should we tell young ed to heal up and retreat?
Im getting real sick of this crimson bullshit.
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Rolled 31

>>26319223
Damn.
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Rolled 89

i'm just gonna roll here
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Rolled 60

>>26319267
He's a general for sake. If we keep talking he's not who will build up his power and anihilate our sorry metallic behind.
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>>26319211
Oh it's the rival LVL 2 who did it wasn't it?
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>>26319317
he's the one, damn so many typos tonight
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>>26319211
I thought he was important, Duke.

So that guy who was waiting for the Doctor was an agent?
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>>26319327
I think it was the man at the bar.
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>>26319327
Was he poisonous?
If not My money is on it being the nuns
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>>26319327
Remember the night at the bar with the scared guy and the crimson knight? That's probably the perp.
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>>26319327
How do you know that Akuma was a man?
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>>26319363
Man we made a a right hash of that night didn't we?
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>>26319344
Yes.

>>26319290
>>26319270

Good rolls... Rolling high here...
>Tell Edward to retreat and heal with Andrea.
>Keep the General talking while weaving out more darkness?
Any... other commands?
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Rolled 93

>>26319421
Keep the General talking for a bit, the Noah may be preparing for an attack.
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>>26319421
I say we do this >Tell Edward to retreat and heal with Andrea.

But absolutly not this >Keep the General talking while weaving out more darkness?

Lets face it, we can't face a general alone, even if we roll a continuous string of crits. We need the noah now.
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>>26319421
>>26319445
True.

But ask him if we can also ask some questions if we answer his.
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>>26319421
Sounds good to me. Make sure to cover their escape with the smoke.
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>>26319421
I would Like To suggest sending a big ol fireball at him right through our smokescreen.

Where the hell are those Noah.

>>26319445
This is why you take off your bloody dice
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>>26319421
How is Maddy doing on the barrier? Does it look like she's going to bust through?

Have Edward eat a baguette, that ought to help him out.

Have we noticed Schwere yet?

Have we seen any sign of either of the Noah?

If the Noah don't show up about now and backstab the fucking Cardinal we are going to have to bug out. But we can give them a chance by chatting with him, raising more questions for him than he gets answers.
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>>26319421
i'm good with this
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>>26319460
That may actually be a good idea.

Why not ask him about the devils?
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>>26319495

You don't know about devils.
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>>26319495
we as a character have no idea about the devils
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>>26319508
Then, perhaps, ask about the war against the Noah and the Crimson Order?
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>>26319508
Here are a few examples of questions I think we can ask:
>How many Akuma have you killed, Exorcist? Or did you even try to keep count?
>Out of all those Akuma, did any ever seem different to you?
>Why did you even bother to speak to me first, instead of attacking right away?
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>>26319550
That last question is just in case the Exorcist is stalling for time as well. We may not be the only ones planning for a surprise attack, after all.

If we could make a Personality roll to think of this (the idea that the Cardinal is building up an attack to surprise us with) so that it doesn't seem metagame-y, that'd be nice.
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>>26319543
I don't even think they know about the Noah! don't go revealing secrets!
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>>26319581
Yep. Don't ask any questions that reveal any answers. That's, like, one of the most common mistakes some characters do, man.
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>>26319581
Well, don't the generals in the manga know about the Noah?

Then ask about his opinion of the crimson order.
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>>26319659
You know when this quest takes place, right?
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>>26319550
After all the other questions should he generally be responding in the negative to our questions.
>and you expect me to treat humans any diffirently?
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>>26319659
This isn't the manga, this is 1400s and a lot of things have changed.

We don't bring up the Noah, even if he brings them up first.

We can however ask about the Crimson Order, ask how many he has killed without guilt, ask about the atrocities committed by Exorcists, how they slaughter everything in their path and how we have seen this with our own eyes.
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>>26319717
I think it was mentioned that the Order did not approve of the Crimson Cross.

Not that we know, in-character, what the difference between getting killed by Exorcists is with getting killed by the Crimson.
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>>26319752
Something about souls being totally destroyed?
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>>26319780
DO we know, in-character, that the souls powering our bodies gets destroyed?
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>>26319794
I Never actually looked at D grey man outside of this quest so I dont know if its common knowledge for akuma or not.
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>>26319864
No, you don't understand.

Does FAEFNIR know?

Because, considering how many times he's asked himself where Akuma go after they die......
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>>26319891
Seeing as we have not gotten an answer to that question Im going to say no
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You turn to Maddie through your darkness making progress on opening up the barrier, tearing into it enough for her own body to slip through.
"Faefnir, it's open! I'm going out to help Kama!"
"Take Edward!"
"Right!"

You turn forward again and hear the General begin laughing," Interesting to hear camaraderie from you lot. Do you have an answer for me?"

You growl and adjust your voice modulators to sound more human from this form,"I do have an answer. As a gentleman, I must say that I have not poisoned any rivers. Why do you ask? Do I seem like the type?"

The Cardinal, Arthur is his name as you recall," I've sought out the culprit, yet found naught. You match the description of a demon from Ruinebriar..."

"You have met with The Asher?!" You bellow out, your distorted tone returning in your panic. No, your rage.

"Why yes. He should be out there now." You listen to a defeaning silence for some time as you realize, you're the only one you know of still within the barrier.

"Shine Excalibur."

Your darkness is vanquished by a searing light, you feel your flesh peeling away from the illumination, igniting in a white fire even as you weave shadow to counter the blinding light.

"Your death is certain demon. None that hide in the dark and look upon my blade live to tell their tale. Turn away, and observe the slaughter outside of the barrier here."

At his word, you hear Kama's shrill scream as you turn to see metal ribbons tear into Wendel's body, separating legs from torso, and grounding the lightning child.

There stands the Asher, beyond the barrier, a metal mask upon his face and flowing ribbons of metal covered in a golden light.
"Gaze upon their deaths, as I revel in your suffering, demon."
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>>26319947
We could ask him that question. He may actually answer us honestly.
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Madeleine crashes into him, her body covered in a black and gold aura, likely due to the effects of your bread, Edward pelts him with ice, the arrows that pierced his Chassis removed and healed.

Things are quickly deteriorating... You see that the mages, freed of distraction have resealed the barrier, and the vanguard's replaced their shields, protecting the rest of the citizenry...

This is looking aweful... where are the Noah?

>[] Beg for forgiveness.
>[] Give Arthur your last words.
>[] Rush at the Cardinal.
>[] Spit Oil-flame at the Cardinal.
>[] (Other)
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>>26319891
Sounds like a good question to ask the Cardinal if we can keep him talking. Ask what happens to Akuma when killed, particularly by Innocence.
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Also, roll.
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>>26319954
>Asher
JUSTICE WILLPOWER ACTIVATE!

But yeah. This wasn't the surprise, right?
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Rolled 58

>>26319978
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Rolled 59

>>26319978
Guddurm noah betta show up or imma cut der teefs out.
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>>26319891
You have to understand that no matter the method of death the consciousness of the Akuma proper is utterly screwed. Even in the cases where the souls are not destroyed it's just saving the fuel source and something that if you squint really heavily might look sort of like the Akuma did psychologically.
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>>26319954
>revel in your suffering
Oh, wow, all Exorcists are assholes.
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Rolled 21

>>26319978
For Ivan.
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Rolled 30

>>26319962
[X] Spit Oil-flame at the Cardinal.

I do believe that now is the time to disregard personal safety and set fire with the pressure cannons..
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Rolled 75

>>26320012
You don't understand what I mean at all.

Basically, what I'm saying is that Faefnir doesn't understand what happens after an Akuma dies at all.

>>26319978
Continuing the roll.
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Rolled 22

>>26320026
>>26320009
>>26320007
Well shit
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Rolled 78

>>26320046
Not necessarily. It depends on what's being rolled for, what modifiers are at hand, etc.
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Rolled 38

>>26319962
fill the barrier with poison and smoke
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>>26320020

That's the asher speaking, sorry about that. He's become far more eloquent.
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>>26320071
In this case I'd say we're rolling not to succumb to the light.
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Rolled 40

>>26320071
Worst case scenario, we can always ask the duke if we can't burn a use of devil's luck to get a higher roll.
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>>26319962
Fucking noah Are hanging us out to dry.
I say we try to take down the asher and bail
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>>26319962
You know the funny thing is. I've used this kind of setup on humans before complete with the killing friends in front of their eyes. The thing is while I actually gain power from doing so you're just a sick plebeian who enjoys causing suffering for fun. If I am a demon what does that make you?
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>>26320098
Willpower, then. And with the reveal of the Asher, our JUSTICE quirk is BURNING QUITE FIERCELY right now. Capitals, for manliness.

>>26320099
Nah man. Come on. You gotta roll with the blows.

>>26320093
The shields are released?

Blind everyone with Black Curtain.
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>>26320153
Wait, forgot that the light was counteracting our shadow.

Use Heat magic to blind the Cardinal.

And ring Alice's bell.
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>>26320181
Addendum: Since we can't be sure of receiving any help from Maashima or Morgan at this time, Alice, being the weird one, is our one and only real chance at reinforcement.
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Rolled 60

>>26320153
Said blow is from a general. Wielding his innocence. A level 2 akuma would get anihilated in an instant. Only a level 4 can fight a general without getting instantly roftstomped.
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>>26319962
Ring the bell. Fuck it, bring in Alice, I don't care if she gets peeved at us.
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>>26320204
Hey. If she's at all miffed, we can tell her that we followed through on that 'prank' she suggested. I'm sure she'd be delighted.
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>>26320204

Her getting peeved could risk you getting dragged to wonderland...
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>>26320220
>remind me, which prank?
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>>26320198
Are you referring to my Will Power comment?

I was saying that in response to other anon's comment on the roll being for our resistance against the light and, thus, our ability to bring back our shadows.
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>>26320229
As opposed to being right here, inside a barrier, with a very angry Cardinal with Excalibur about to kill us.

You talk about Wonderland like it's a downgrade from our current situation when really there is nothing good going on right here.
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>>26320257
The fire from the beginning.
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>>26320229
Whats worse between dying and getting dragged into wonderland.

>>26320261
Was talking about the blow commend
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>>26320257
Pretending to be the wife and then standing up and fucking with everyone by pretending to come back from the dead on fire and cursing all of them.
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>>26320257
Hiding in the coffin. Actually, it's occured to me that some people might not have seen the continuation from the last thread since we kept it alive until noon or so.

So yeah. Go to the archive and stuff if you haven't.
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>>26320277
>ah brain fart, sorry
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>>26320278
Oh, then in that case; other anon was asking for mercy by requesting that we use a skill in a way that doesn't suit its function.

Gotta learn to suck it up, anon.
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>>26319962
No matter what we do eat a Rampart Russian from inside our Oven, we need that Durability right now.
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>>26320293
i'm for calling alice. we can face the consequences later.
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>>26320328
Well we can maybe offer her bread if she helps us, and we DID do her suggestion.
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>>26320377
there we go.
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>>26320377
We actually have two things to offer her in exchange for getting us and our Family out of here. First, we have Bread, second, we can offer her our aid against the Red Queen infesting her Wonderland.
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>>26320439
... go on.
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>>26320401
Let's not act as if bread is all we need to pacify her. She's still got her pride as a Noah.

Our response will depend on HER response, but at all times, we should show her respect.
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>>26320451
exactly. which is what we always try to do. despite our families interference.
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>>26320439
>also offer to make pastries for her tea party, bitches/noah love tiny cakes with tea
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>>26320477
we don't have such things.
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Your heart burns with your sense of justice filling your being.

You tremble, you physically tremble at your rage, chainsaw teeth bared, you grit and hang on, pulling yourself together against the light, and your comrades in danger.

"I... will not... Allow this!" You roar out, your darkness forming a protective coating against the destructive light. You feel naked, with the entire surface layer of your flesh burned away by the light.. This skin of shadow, the only thing that stands between you and your destruction. A literal skin-deep shadow is all that you're capable of against this light.

>Your willpower and 2 personality modifiers just barely save you.

You grimace at the thought that he hasn't even swung his sword yet.

He only drew it.

You hear Madeleine's roar as she combats the Asher, Kama keeps screaming, "My Child, My child! You hurt my child!"

A glance shows you that they're actually managing to lock up the Asher, between Kama's ferocious bladed gales and frenzied attacks, and Madeleine's Rampart Russian Reinforced Barrier, he's tied up. by the in-sync level 2's.

Arthur brings his sword down, the horrible light finally fading, down to a subtle, dangerous glow.
Bringing his other hand to it, he breaths out," Caladbog, Cut the hills."
The sword adopts the radiant glow of a rainbow... and you sincerely do not like that command.

You suddenly hear the screams of men from behind the enemy lines, their bodies collapsing. You see that the mages too have been subdued through one means or another, nay, in fact... they are gone.

"So this is the power of the Legendary Arthur... that would be King if his blade had not been innocence..." A man steps forward among the residual haze of the light, priestly robes burned away to reveal a scalemail and lightly armored greaves, his fists however are bare, and Noiah stigmata crown his forehead.

>Maashiima has come onto the stage..
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>>26320493
We don't have dark matter ones but we can still cook normal ones I'm sure.
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>>26320468
Despite what I said, that doesn't mean we should let them walk all over us as well.

>>26320511
Looks like we don't need to ring the bell after all.
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>>26320493
>but we can learn to make them easily
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>>26320511
Huh. I'm wondering if Maashiima is powered up by OUR despair as well.....
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>>26320511
Well, fucking finally. Took him long enough.

"You're late."

Righto, time to bust out of this Barrier, with Schwere if she's still inside here, and leave Maashima to it, we've got an Asher to deal with.
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>>26320511
"always fashionably late Lord Noah"
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>>26320511
Is Maashima Mordred or what?

>>26320542
Probably. Maybe even more.

Anyway, shouldn't we grab a healing baguette and go help our family?
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>>26320511
Irish mythology up in this bitch!
That sword is either going to get long as fuck or develop some means of cutting at long range.
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>>26320566
>Lord Noah, good to see you. I'm afraid I have a murderer to deal with, so I will be leaving you to clean up this mess...

>Burn through the barrier and help against Asher
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>>26320511
"and here I was worried, pity"
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You hear a familiar voice call out," We have the Barrier talismans! We had to rewrite them to ensure they couldn't be hijacked by the Crimson!"It's Morgan, accompanied by Schwere, Morgan in her Noah state, and Schwere in her human-form. As always she seems loathe to transform.

Maashima adjusts his hand forward, and gestures," Come with it then, Arthur. These people are all dead due to your failure, I cannot bear to let your shortcomings continue any longer.

Arthur turns away from you, the rainbow energy upon his sword creatig a trail through the air, the earth itself peeling away at that very slight pressure," You! A double-cross then is it?! I should have known your words were false... People have died, and those that have fallen into the water do not rise.." He adjusts his grip upon his blade, holding it forward, above his shoulder and parallel to the ground. once more, the sheer power of his blade rips away at the ground from these movements...

You've just been spared from facing... THAT..

>You have control
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>>26320613
Yep. Definitely.

Eat a baguette, then attack the Asher. We use our HEAT MAGIC to weaken the areas on his ribbons that Maddie and Klaire have already damaged.
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>>26320511
"So glad you could join us, Maashiima. did you enjoy the feelings of despair?"
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>>26320652
>why not go through the gap maddie made?
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>>26320670
That fucker should taste the full power of our new ability.
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>>26320668
Call Schwere. Point her towards the ASHER.

It's time for a good ol' fashioned GANGBANG.
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>>26320676
I figured it might have already sealed, idk.
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>>26320699
He tore off Wendel's limbs. He tore Ivan apart.

It's only fair that we return the favor now.
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We need to get a baugette or two into Wendel NOW.
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>>26320668
"Well, Maashima, I leave this one to you. if you'll excuse me, I will just take care of the small fry outside."
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>>26320668
first thing, baguettes for everyone, then heat magic Asher to strain metal, Schwere do her thing, then go in for the KILL
>also get Wendel some help after bread
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>>26320747
Oh yes.

First we direct Schwere against the Asher.

Then we use our stored baguette to heal Wendel.

>>26320764
No need to speak to him right now. It might spoil his punishing mood.
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>>26320668
Okay, eat a baguette and get out of this area, time to go after the Asher.

Point Schwere at the Asher, it's time for a good old fashioned family curbstomp.

Schwere weighs him down as much as possible. We Blind him and fill his lungs with smoke as we hit him with as much fire as possible and as much Heat Magic as we can muster. Once he's heated up as much as we can Edward freezes him with as much force as he can manage, once he's brittle, weighed down by gravity, and so on Madeleine can probably start breaking him, breaking him into pieces. Kama keeps on cutting him, Wendel is out of commission, but he can eat a Baguette and shock the fuck, Kralle cuts him if she sees opportunities. And Armbrust just launches an unending stream of bolts into him.
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>>26320788
We're not actually all that damaged, I think. Can anyone confirm?

If we're not, we should give Wendell our bouncer bread.
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>>26320728
We should make him stumpy #2.

Only fitting for a hero of calibre.
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>>26320813
The damage was due to the light, which is now facing away from us. Wendell takes priority at the moment.
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>>26320831
No. His continued existence is offending to my senses. Even as a plaything, he would displease me.

>>26320834
So HOW damaged are we? Can Duke give an estimate?
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>>26320813
Nigga we got our skin tore up by light.

Unless our shadow skin has replaced our old stuff, in which case WOO IMPROVEMENT.
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>>26320831
The position of Stumpy is one that brings joy to the family. The Asher will do no such thing.
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>>26320813

The entire surface layer of what armoring you have is gone.

>>26320788

Going with this unless there's anything else you gentlemen would like to do or say.

Is Arthur right and well overpowered? I wanted to make him really.. FEEL like a general.
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>>26320879
Sounds pretty OP to me.
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>>26320857
Fair enough. Lets simple tear him limb from limb then poor melting metal down his throat.
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>>26320903
just like a general is supposed to be.
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>>26320879
I find myself terrified of facing that sword, so I'd say it is a job well done.
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>>26320879
I don't think we've seen generals capable of slicing mountains apart.

Also, did our shadows actually act as armor? If so, we should just eat half of our baguette and give the rest to Wendel.
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>>26320937
Oh wait.

It said hills. Not mountains.

Okay, it's perfectly reasonable. It's as reasonable as being able to summon up giant half-naked men to fight for you.
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>>26320879
>sounds like the kind of flunky the church would make a general
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>>26320879
Very well made duke, but I have only one gripe.

It's petty, but I would have kept the arthurian theme for all his ability.

But the concept of a sword that mimics legendary blades is nice. Reminds me of fate/stay night.

Tell me you also gave him a durandal based power please!
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>>26320975
Having all the legendary swords actually be based on accounts of this one sword seen in use is also cool, though.
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>>26320879
pretty OP doc, if he lives wonder how he'll like his new Devil boss
>mfw now the Devil runs the church
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>>26320975

Excalibur was based off of Caladbog in terms of legends, or at least surmised to.

His Innocence is not called "Excalibur."

It's the Sword in the Stone

My gripe about Exorcists in the serioes has always been how they seem like one-trick ponies. I'm trying to give them moe varied abilities to keep them interesting.

Looking up durandel.
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>>26321051
Oh yes. I only knew of these swords because of Fate and I read up on their legends. How about you?
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>>26321051
The gist of its power is that it is sharp.
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>>26321051
>moe varied abilities
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>>26321080
And indestructible.
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>>26321080

Already gathered. That's interesting. A good variation...

>>26321104
Indeed, quite moe varied... much like the lenalee.. Heh...

Anyway, we're going for a good old family beatdown while leaving Maashiima to face Arthur, yes?
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Roll 1d100 for me gentlemen.

We're getting somewhere tonight.
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>>26321104
Yeah. It's so moe for something to be more lethal....
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Rolled 52

>>26321144
Rolling.
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Rolled 48

>>26321136
That's what everyone has chosen.

>>26321144
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Rolled 78

>>26321144
Wonderful. Let's paint the town red.
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>>26321146

It was my typo, I understand... Heh.
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>>26321080
So it's the Sword of Truth then?

In addition, it contains: One (1) tooth of St. Peter, blood from St. Basil, hair from St. Denis, and a piece of the raiment of the Virgin Mary.
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Rolled 52

>>26321144

fuck that ass whole no one turns there back on us.
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Rolled 48

>>26321144
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Rolled 70

>>26321144
Also of notes Duke, Durandal is rumored to be sembedded in a cliff wall.
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>>26321194

>Excalibur was pulled from a stone
>Caladbog cut hills/hosts/mountains
>Durandel is embedded in a cliff.

Very well, it all fits.
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>>26321174
Sorry but what does that one actually do? All that I know it from is all the snide remarks in Looking for Group about how terrible of a macguffin it is.
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>>26321233

It makes you angry,
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>>26321172
>time for the beat down
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>>26321051
> moe varied abilities
"Wh-WHAT!? You think I'd show the true form of my innocence to a shitty level 2 like you? You should feel honored to experience even the most basic abilities I know. Baka akuma..."
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>>26321243
>this, this i can ship
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>>26321233
TBH, no one really knows. The one time we saw it, it got melted down and reforged into two swords before anyone could so much as swing it.

The resulting blades apparently have fire and ice based abilities, respectively.
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>>26321316
Ah okay so all the talk of it makes you angry is intended towards the reader not the person wielding the blade. Thanks for that explanation.
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Rolled 57

You always give him an ability based on the sword Gram.

That sword was used to kill the dragon fafnir. It's only really effective at dragonslaying.
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Rolled 18

>>26321420
That's our nemesis for another time.
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>>26321420
No, don't give him ideas like that, you, you, double Noah.
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>>26321420
>no, hell no, god damn it please no
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>>26321420
Or, y'know, you could not. That would be fine too.
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>>26321458
What exactly is a double noah?
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>>26321420
>It's only really effective at dragonslaying
what asshole would create an Innocence that only works against dragons in a world of wolf robots
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>>26321497
More than going full Noah, but less than the fabled triple Noah.
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>>26321497
The fourteenth
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>>26321504
The biggest asshole
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Rolled 19

>>26321497
Full human
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>>26321420
That's the Sword in the Tree, not the Sword in the Stone.
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>>26321504
>>26321526
>God, creator of Innocence that's who
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You feel a moment of respite as the daunting task of facing this... Arthur has been lifted from you.. The man in Black and Gold has turned his back, and his prismatic sword shines dangerously as the earth itself peels away amidst his breath.

You call out to Schwere," Outside, now! The Asher is ours!"

Arthur glances back at you, his eyes resolved," I'll leave you to your demise then."

Schwere slips out of the barrier as you turn to blast it apart with a fireball, leaving the holy menace behind.. Whatever happens in the battle between the Cardinal and the Noah will only be known in the aftermath...

Schwere transforms into her demon-form fully for the first time in quite a while, her form floating with six legs locked together in a perfect, fascimile of a crystal-like, along with a humanoid upper torso, and a doll-like face framed by a habit, a robe coming down before her with a reversed cross. Her skin is a cold gray metal going into shades of porcelain accents. She positions a hand forward, shardlike fingers floating into a circle as she focuses her power.
"I'll use my ability to divert those ribbons, guide the others Faefnir! This is our vengeance!"

You rush ahead into the fray, Metal ribbons diverted, you see the cold metal face of the Asher twist into a smile as he looks upon your approach.
"All of you are here... All involved in my brother's demise!" He roars out, his innocence wrapping about his body, once more infusing his body with the power of his metal... or so it seems.
Madeleine throws another strike and he catches her hand, metal claws jutting out of his arm to properly grip her fist. Kama's next strike too is entangled by the Asher's manipulation of his body, her blade caught and stuck deep by the metal wraps.
"I wanted you to be here.. to watch as all of you are torn limb from limb..."
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>>26321504
God works in mysterious ways.

He's also a bit of a dick.

>>26321537
What if the tree was petrified?
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>>26321552
>super heat our Halberd to cut through him like butter
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>>26321552
BLIND HIM. Fill him with Darkness and Smoke and let it kill him from the inside. Let him burn then freeze, then finally break. Let him see the full fury of the Family.

Time to show our vengeance, time to fight alongside our family, it is time for the Asher to die.
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>>26321619
Does our halberd share our body's heat resistance?
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>>26321552
fill him with smoke, poison and heat. things his metal can't protect against. cover him in oil, freeze it and enflame him
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>>26321660
doesn't matter, we can create more if it doesn't survive the attack
>i would think id does though
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I'm hoping Armbust comes over to us soon, he still hasn't entered the fight...
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>>26321663
Just Alpha strike him really
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>>26321680
Me too, since it's apparently registered to our core, but clarification is always nice.
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>>26321684
He'll be rather disappointed if he doesn't get to take part in avenging Ivan. If only we could signal him somehow; maybe with a gout of flames to the sky?
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>>26321684
Armbrust ought to start throwing an unending supernaturally accurate stream of bolts soon, I mean once he hits with a target bolt which shouldn't be too hard then the rest will hit.
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Madeleine's fist begins to break from his crushing pressure, and likewise Kama's tail-sickle is abruptly snapped, sending the two of them sprawling back with newly damaged limbs.

The two immediately eat half of their baguettes, the healing process beginning, and the two of them chomp down on Bouncer and Rampart, reinforcing their bodies further.

Maddie spit black," He's toying with us, we were pushing him back yet inflicting no damage, Faefnir, what's the plan?"

You toss a baguette at Wendel, whome starts to chomp down at it pathetically as a metal ribbon darts straight for the childe, Kama rushing into the path of the blade, only for it to be forced away by an unseen force. Schwere comes forward, her face a mask," I've got his ribbons, watch out for his strength in hand to hand, it is his forte.

Things are deteriorating again...

>Go ahead with the plan...
>Change it up.

>Roll 1d100
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>>26321696
Heat and flame that's not yours can hurt you. Your heat magic pretty much negates that though by dispersing most of it.

The Halberd can take it.

>>26321684
>Where's Lisa?
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Rolled 75

>>26321732
>>Go ahead with the plan...

For Motherfucking Ivan, our fallen comrade!
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>>26321732
I'm assuming Kralle is quite fast? Have her fetch Armbrust quickly.

We've STILL got barrier talismans, right? Those will be....IMMENSELY useful.

We should Blind the Asher immediately.

Don't let Madeleine or Kama get close to him until AFTER we've weakened him up.
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Rolled 57

>>26321732
Go ahead with the plan, Wendel however can shock him now to attempt to incapacitate him or otherwise fuck with him.

We start by Blinding him, then we go for the plan, everyone throws everything they have at him, we melt him, then freeze him, use the shock to make him brittle and then he will break and all the while he'll be inhaling caustic poisonous smoke and ash.

Also if we can signal Armbrust to attack once there's a weakness to exploit.
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Rolled 7

Hope I dont fuck us over.
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Rolled 69

>>26321732
keep Schwere on ribbon duty, have Kama gather Wendel, and Edward and back off to heal and unleash a magic barrage. if Dennis is available get him on that as well. Use our Smoke to poison and blind the Asher, Heat to weaken metal, while Maddie keeps his attacks at bay with her strength and aura. Once we get the chance try the Halberd plan, who knows a super heated blade might help
>anything else?
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Rolled 9

>>26321732
He's increased his strength. For now try and have them hold him while we charge up the fires. If we focus on one spot we should be able to do some damage.
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>>26321818
>almost since DL is off right now
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>>26321793
>>26321817
>>26321823
>nice
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>>26321823
Once he's heated up we have Edward Freeze him, the temperature change ought to make him brittle, it ought to crack him and make him easy to hurt. And once that's done we're in much better shape.

And I am against getting into melee with him with our Halberd, we do not have the Strength or Durability to go toe to toe with him. Seriously, Maddie has her Special Ability for that going, a shield, Bouncer Bread, and Rampart Russian going on and she's not curbstomping him in melee, we do not go into melee with him with that in mind.
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>>26321732
Might be worth mentionning that we have a vengeance to take here. He killed Ivan. Our firstborn in a sense. He killed Ivan. HE KILLED IVAN. One of us isn't walking away from this.
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>>26321891
>because if we can heat it to the point it can harm/cut his metal then it gives us an advantage
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>>26321732
>For Justice, For Ivan, For the Family
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>>26321942
It'd also mean being in melee with the guy who is currently beating Madeleine and Kama in melee combat at the same time. The guy who is stronger and tougher than Madeleine, we are comparatively made of glass. What keeps us safe is speed and distance.

I do not think words can express how bad of an idea charging in is for us. If we can get something hot enough to harm/cut his metal we may as well just heat him up like that.
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>>26322005
i believe the Halberd idea was meant as a final blow sort of thing
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>>26320788
This is our plan.

It relies on us and Edward weakening him first. Madeleine and Schwere will help defend us.

The Asher is pretty straight forward; while he may be strong at melee range and he can extend his ribbons, Maddie and Schwere can counter those advantages of his. He, on the other hand, does not seem to have any way to defend against our own weathering attacks. Sure, he can turn his body into metal, but that's only effective at defending against our group's physical abilities.

Kralle should go fetch Armbrust.
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Your mind whirs with battle plans and you immediately start barking out orders.
"Kama, get the injured away to heal, and bombard at range! "
Schwere speaks up, amidst your commands,"Heat him up and freeze him! It should make him brittle if it reacts like other metals!"
You look at the expressionless porcelain upon her face, unflinching. The perfect poker face. What irony..
"Very well, we shall do as Schwere says! Where's Armbrust?! He'll wan-"

A Ribbon slides off of your shadow skin, clipping exposed circuitry and sending pain shooting through your body.
You turn to the Asher. Never take your eyes off an enemy... Never.

The man stares at the diverted ribbon and smiles as they coil into something like a singular spike, no, it weaves tighter and tighter... A lance. "I will skewer your miserable lot, you think that you can win here... you are mistaken!"

The lance thrusts out at you and Madeleine moves in way to catch it, as the trajectory remains undiverted.. Yet it forces its way through her grip and skewers itself through her body, You move forward as the ribbons begin to unfurl, threatening to eradicate Madeleine.

With a focused, frenzied blast you manage to melt the thin ribbons apart before they can do the damage they mean, yet Madeleine falls to the ground due to her injury, barely standing as the disconnected ribbons slip out of the wound like salt.

Now is not the time for talk you surmise," Spitting out your harsh-blue flames, with heat focused with a layering of your heat-magic, generating a persistent blue ray of heat, forcing him to raise a whirling defense with one of his hands, even as the generated ribbons fall away in molten splatters," You are strong.. Yet this is not enough.." His voice whispers out from that metal mask
You see his body begin to glow a bright red, his body having grown disturbingly hot.

Your rage knows no bounds at this point anfd you persist against reason.
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"How dare you harm my family! How dare you kill Ivan! How dare you, you trash! You condescending piece of dirt! Look at me! Look at me as I burn you!"

>Roll 2d100.
>You are now berserking due to two of your quirks going haywire.
>Bonus to Willpower
>Penalty to Reason.

>You must attack. Though you may choose how.
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Rolled 80, 8 = 88

>>26322252
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Rolled 85, 98 = 183

>>26322252
Fire and darkness.

Also, shouldn't we have blinded him first?
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Rolled 42, 65 = 107

>>26322252
We melt down his armor as he wears it
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>>26322267
HELL YES.

Crit!
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Rolled 49, 89 = 138

>>26322252
Blind him, we all have distance from him and with Schwere dealing with his tentacles he ought to be easy to deal with.

After that keep on melting him, keep on focusing as much heat as possible on him, and once he's as hot as he's going to get have Edward put as much cold into him as possible, then Armbrust launches an unending wave of bolts onto him.
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Rolled 61, 84 = 145

>>26322252
Let's put that chainsaw maw to use shall we?
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Rolled 41, 28 = 69

>>26322267
!!!
Is devil's luck on?
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Rolled 97, 70 = 167

>>26322252
Oh boi. I say fire a repeated volley of our new super-fireballs directly into his chest (Where I assume his innocence to be located)
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>>26322288
We already used it earlier on.

98 is a GOOD crit for us.
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>>26322252

The second dice in the 2d100 is to determine whether you recover from berserking.
It is not affected by Devil's Luck.
The save is reduced by 10 each round, starting at 90...

Seems you've recovered though...

Hmm..
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>>26322267
now then, our attack?
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I am starting to wonder if there is a human underneath that armor. He should have been cooked alive by now.
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>>26322309
It will be an experience to feel cold rage when our whole thing is fire.
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>>26322309
heheheheheh
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>>26322309

For my lack of information in that note... I'll take this crit here>>26322293


Proceed with your attack plan.
Blind works only on unprotected humans. Mana can disrupt this effect...
To your knowledge, Asher doesn't use sorcery with his innocence.
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>>26322309
Oh, well, an 85 is still a good roll.

Now our plan of attack, gentlemen? The first step in our plan was to blind him.

Also, our BARRIER talismans. Let's use them. The Crimson are able to open up areas, right? I'm sure Schwere can do the same. Have Schwere put up a barrier around Maddie to let her recover (she should still have her own bouncer bread to use).
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>>26322337
Great. In this case, blind him with our shadow power then resume roasting him.
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>>26322328
speaking of cold. "Edward, if you are up and ready, CHILL THIS BASTARD!"

point our flame to the sky, get Armbrust's attention. I'm sure a concentrated fire from him would pierce his brittle armor.
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>>26322337
I believe our new power that can 'force a mortal to enter a world without light' should come in handy. Create a dense concentration of smoke and work on decreasing his mass and increasing his heat.
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I think Denis may have been attacked by the other Akuma.
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>>26322337
Excellent, Blind him first, then we get him hotter and hotter before Edward turns him into a Popsicle.

Then once he breaks everyone will hit him as hard as they can with their strongest attacks.

>>26322401
We don't do any Gravity stuff, we got it, never used it, and got rid of it. Schwere is already Gravitying stuff, good girl.

>>26322421
Entirely possible, that bitch.
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>>26322421
then we will devour them and make them pay
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>>26322421
or he just hasn't had a shot this entire fight.
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>>26322427
I was talking about the skill that we just got from prestige smoke magic.
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>>26322458
It was the decreasing his mass part that I was pointing out we can't do as far as I know.

But we can totally Blind him, and otherwise Shadowfuck him.
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Duke, how close are we to level 3, I wonder?

Also everyone, should we grab heat magic prestige as soon as we can? I have a feeling killing the Asher will wield a lot of XP.
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>>26322490
That was just a roundabout way of saying burn his limbs off.
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>>26322507
no, we should go for stats, since those lock at lvl 3
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>>26322507
Probably.

He'd probably generate a lot of despair from being denied his vengeance.

If Maashiima manages to "break" Arthur (like how Tiki and Road broke that one general with the pendulum innocence in the manga), we could have the Asher witness the guy's defeat before we kill him off.
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>>26322532
STR+ Endurance then?
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Your lack of sanity lapses for a moment as your senses return to you, heat still pouring out from your maw. You yield your assault for a moment to spit a bolt of dark mana that explodes past Asher's head, his eyes dripping darkness afterwords, his glowing metal face contorted in agony, his teeth grit as he rises," You think I need my eyes to kill you demons?! You Think I need light in my eyes on this path that I walk?! I am the man of the iron mask! You have only tempered my resolve!" He bellows out loud and you through up a flare of blue flame, bolts start to pelt the metal man in the side, accurate and powerful rapid fire tearing through his warm shell.. or... is it actually flesh?

You resume your terrible heat as Schwere establishes a barrier around Maddie, offering her a binding baguette to heal.

You turn the heat off and roar out to Edward, whom unleashes a hissing cold that causes the Asher's body to begin chilling, chilling , chilling... You see a crack form among his ribbon-like armor, much to your satisfaction..
You exhale a poisonous smog to lace whatever's left with poison, and concentrate it upon the man...

>Roll 1d100.
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Rolled 75

>>26322554
Die, die you stupid Asher. You will fall this day.
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>>26322552

That general was a hack though. he lost his synchronization with his innocence.
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Rolled 34

>>26322554
So close now.
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Rolled 22

>>26322554
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Rolled 21

>>26322554
DIE, BASTARD, DIE
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>>26322574
well, at least we got a 75
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Rolled 16

>>26322554
>I am the man of the iron mask!
Has that man become living metal or what?

We have the name of his innosence now
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>>26322554
So now Madeleine will be healed, buffed, and up against a blind opponent with brittle cracked armor.

He shall break.

Also, I'm glad Armbrust seems to be alright what with all the bolts tearing into him.

I wonder how much XP this is going to be worth for the Family, I'm thinking massive flying fucktons.
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>>26322574
>>26322600
Considering the situation, I don't think we have any modifiers against our poison taking hold.

And if it's the Asher just lashing out violently against us; the barriers Morgan made would likely hold out and Klaire and Faefnir are too AGILE to get hit by random flailing attacks.
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>>26322639
Depends on how much despair we induce in him.
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>>26322554
>Time for Faefnir Smash
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You see the shell fall away, revealing a man of shining steel standing where once the Asher had been. He takes a deep "breath" and roars out, with the harsh sound of metal on metal. scraping and tearing... Shattering your ears if you had human ones.

He charges, he charges straight for you in your stunned state, and just then, as he pushes into you, the earth is cleaved in twain, along with the massive barrier that the Crimsons had erected.

You see Arthur, grievously wounded, yet not bleeding, Maashiima suffering from numerous cuts and woundsm, yet still standing, his body slowly repairing itself, and Morgan skirting about their chopping up field from afar, not unscathed herself.

You notice that Arthur's Scabbard shines with a radiant glow..
Right before the charging, berserk Asher pushes you right into the water, a hiss as his hot metal body is further cooled by the water of the lake.

You feel water pour into your body, interfering with vital functions from exposed circuits, threatening to put out the flame in your heart, and altogether ruining your ability to fight back properly. You rev your chainsaw teeth against the waters only for The Asher to clench a chaste metal fist and punch your dragon-mouth in the jaw, breaking the joint.

You hear his voice through the water,"I will sink, you will be snuffed. This is the end for you.

As your body takes in water, you can only think that he must be right...

>Roll 1d100...
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Rolled 88

>>26322845
Wouldn't Schwere be attempting to bring us back up at this point?
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>>26322666
Well we'll try to gloat before the finishing blow. Something along the lines of

"You have failed Asher. You devoted your life, your soul, all of your passion and dreams, everything that you are to slaying monsters like us. Even us Demons who you hate so much show more life and love than you will ever know.

You failed, your brother failed, your lives never had any purpose, God has abandoned you to us."
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>>26322862
Also.

Let's tear into this fucker.
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>>26322880
But to disable him, of course.

We want everyone in the family to enjoy this, after all.
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Rolled 69

>>26322845
Rollan along
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>>26322880
Huh. I noticed he broke our jaw.

It's a good thing we still have our halberd, then.
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Rolled 4

>>26322845
SAVE US, LISA
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Rolled 37

>>26322845
this is it
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Rolled 48

>>26322845
We do not die quietly.

We can eat Bread inside our oven, so one of every type of bread, except the Fruitcake, we should have a pile stored.

Then we bite, we tear, between the shock freeze from Edward and this he ought to be brittle as all fuck, bite him, rip and tear, shoot poison into his mouth from our pressure cannon, do not go quietly, let him know every inch of our hate, if possible only almost kill him so that he can be killed in full view of the family for maximum exp.
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>>26322862
>>26322926
Okay.

Devil trigger.
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>>26322926
Well, Devil's Luck, activate, no other choice.
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Rolled 15

>>26322926
HEY KIDS, GUESS WHAT TIME IT IS!?
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Rolled 34

>>26322926
Devil luck activation. Now.
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>>26322926

I was waiting for this...
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>>26322947
>>26322949
>>26322952
I wonder if the devil will show up here this time.....
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Rolled 42

>>26322949
Tea time? Vengeance time? Snack time? Vengeance involving snacks and tea time?
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>>26322972
your welcome
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Rolled 95

>>26322972
Whats the worse that could happen?

So, I see that no weapon can cut through Arthur skin.
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>>26322972
That devil really wants a hug doesn't it? Considering how close it's getting.
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>>26322972
just when you think its all over, we jump into the pit you dug for us in the first place
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>>26322995
i bet if we upgraded our chainsaw teeth, it would have
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>>26323003
I blame the dice for this one. I mean our options are the Asher drowning us due to critfail, or the Devil coming in to do something nasty.
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Rolled 100

>>26323011
That's the power of exaclibur's scabbard.

Scratch that, the power is that he cannot bleed.
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>>26323020
I'm still hoping it's Lisa. maybe we'll find out why she covers her mouth
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>>26323020
It's never attacked us directly. It only has our best interests in heart.
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>>26323020
It's not like the devil has done anything bad to us, yet.

Except almost kill Andrea. But that wasn't so much an offense against us, in particular. Just a case of kill stealing. Which is ALWAYS horrible, but not as horrible as it could have been.
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>>26323036
Oh, yeah. The nun sisters should be in the water with us.....
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>>26322972
>mfw people thought we controlled our destiny in the first place, it was always as the Good Doctor willed it
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>>26323032
oh, right, i thought you meant the Asher
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>>26322995
>>26323032
And now we get the good rolls. Bugger.
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>>26323054
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Rolled 34

>>26323058
The name are kinda similar eh?

Regardless, it look like it may be the end for the Asher. Cross your fingers
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>>26323095
It'll be the end for us too if we don't get out of the water.
Say, are those drums I hear?
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>>26323054
>>26323089
>time for laughs
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>>26323118
it's funny, because i suspect Lisa's form is a frog
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>>26323118
ARE YOU READY

friends on the other side
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Rolled 74

>>26323118
Not just on the other side, we have friends on pretty much every side and some parallel dimensions.
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>>26323211
For a given value of 'Friend', anyways...
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>>26322972
>mfw Devil Pope uses his power to kill those capable of opposing him and uses church to further our power
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Out of the water, the fight rages on after a blur of metal ripped past a King's mighty swing. A traitorous follower of evil stands before him, marred by nicks and cuts from his mighty blade.. much to his surprise as the blade cleaves the land in twain.

The Vile sorcerer adjusts his garb and cracks his neck," Interesting tie we have here Arthur, You've not bled despite the injury I've given you, and my body is empowered to withstand what your blade can give, a shame that it continues this way.. I have an appointment with a particularly pitiful member of my family.. I do love her for her antics though. It is a shame that this simply cannot carry on... Oh, say... How about we do it like this?"

"I do not deal with demons or traitors!" The man breathes calmly despite the wound that's split him from shoulder to the middle of his chest, right through heavily enchanted armor.

"Right, of course you don't. It's expected... So I'll be doing away with you now..." With a snap of his fingers, the sorcerer expends the rest of his power to force the King with no country into an apathetic stupor, the resolve fading from his eyes, his sword still clutched tightly, yet lowered in his grip.
"Morgan, we must be going now, we have what we've come for. Until we figure out why this man won't die, we can't do anything about him.. And that apathy will only last so long. Ring Alice's Tea-bell."

The Witch looks to him from the perimeter of the carved earth, contemplating a final casting of a spell.
"Morgan! We haven't got the time! as much as we must destroy him, it simply isn't possible, the slightest provocation will break the spell! His warding is strong and his will stronger!
Ring the damn bell!"

The demons about them hear this and begin to regroup, watching their once-masters leave at the tinkling of a bell, their beloved leader in the water and an antithesis machine of death locked in trance before them, yet fear for their own is what makes them pass up the chance.
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>>26323232
Sometime a friend is someone willing to buy you a cold one. Sometime, it's some who listen to you. At other times, it's simply whoever isn't trying to stab you at the moment.
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>>26323258
i wonder if anyone else will notice the shining scabbard...
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>>26323258
>and then all the little murder children save us from the water
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A Devil laughs as he tampered with the wards...

A golden Lion observes a crystal that she remembers.. laying upon the ground, enchanting her...

A doll raises her hand at the water," I... I'll use my power to raid them out!"
The Knightly Scorpion touches her arm,"If you begin to break, Schwere, you need to stop. If I lose both of you, I won't be able to bear it!"

The Weasel nurses her pups.

A hound of fangs chews on the corpses of people that have fled to their homes.. She is far-removed from the battle, yet her body quivers in fear for her leader.

The Golden Lion continues to stare at the crystal, her eyes lock on the water, and she takes the crystal...
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>>26323330
also, if I remember the legend correctly, it's that who ever holds the scabbard can not bleed. which says nothing for if you cut off his hands
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>>26323346
>No mention of Lazy Edward

Too lazy to worry for us, huh.
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>>26323378

Edward is a pup.
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>>26323360
Huh.

This may be our chance to kill the general, then.
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>>26323384
But Edward's developed more than Andrea. And he's spoken more than her before.
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>>26323360
It goes ever father than that. In some version, the scabbard holder cannot die from such wounds at all.
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>>26323387
we'll need to do it quickly and carefully
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>>26323419
I'm wondering if Duke did this on purpose.
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>>26323387
If we attack him, he will snap out of it and murder us. If we try to steal the scabbard, the innocence will burn us.

It's a trap.
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>>26323387
Can't very well do that underwater.
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>>26323457
which is why i said quickly and carefully. so that we can disarm this trap
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>>26323494
How do you propose we handle this?
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>>26323457
Oh, he's right.

But hey. We still have Alice's bell. Which we haven't used yet.

Bah, no need to risk it anyway.
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You wrestle with the Asher, yet the heavy body forces you lower and lower into the water even as you struggle.. Then suddenly the water moves, a surging tide as your sight of the lakebed vanishes and you see the Asher slip out due to his weight, your own frame getting swept up in the tide., and suspended...

You see that that town of Florin is looking lovely with its destroyed docks, spaced out Cardinal, demons standing amidst the carnage, and Schwere's Gravity orbs cracking... The rest of the water slips away and you're moved onto dry land.
You immediately start to heave up water as your blast furnace's been completely shut down due to the intake of water. Your mechanical parts begin to cleanse themselves the same of the foul water mucking up your functionality... Amidst all of this, you look to those that have gathered around, Armbrust and Schwere the closest... Schwere breathing heavily with cracks running through her orb, overexerting herself for the family once again, you note... What a good girl..

It's then that Madeleine brings her arms around you, her large, brutish lizard-like arms.. You appreciate her affections, yet you push her off as you begin to use heat magic to fix the remainder of the water damage.

There's a moment that you all relax, only for the Asher to begin to walk out of the water...
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>>26323539
like I said. we cut the thing that is holding his scabbard on him. or, barring that, cut off his hands and throw the sword away
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>>26323584

Be wary that the innocence is based on the legend... not the other way around.
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Just before he's out, you see tentacles wrap around his throat and pull him back into the depths. an eye pops up and out of the red waters that litters the dock, the eye of a fish... or a frog... you can't exactly tell...

Until it opens its mouth...

>Roll 1d100...
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So about those Crimson Mages.

Seeing as how Ambrust and the nun sisters haven't yet been seen, I guess we can assume that they've been following their duty of tranquilizing the mages for capture.
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>>26323602
oh god. he is like Kanda. yeah, let's just get the hell out of here.
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Rolled 13

>>26323634
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Rolled 69

>>26323647
We'll need to take care of the Asher first, though.

>>26323634
Rollin'.
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Rolled 33

>>26323634
HI LISA- OH YOU FUCKING BITCH
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Rolled 54

>>26323584
I am not sure if he needs to be literally holding the scabbard for it to work. We took enough risk tonight.

>>26323634
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Rolled 14

>>26323634
Damn. Something is stealing our kill.
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>>26323584
Won't work, we can't cut his hands off, if we could cut him than Maashima surely could have done the same.

We avoid him, we do not go near him, we do not touch him, attack him, or otherwise meddle with him.

It's an absurd risk that we can not justify taking should we wish for our continued survival.

>>26323571
Well he ought to be in bad shape after all of that, I mean water damage, poison, cracked brittle armor, melted bits.

Wait, he has been in the water and has numerous cracks, that means he has piles of water inside his body. We heat him up, the water becomes steam and it expands and gets hotter as he gets hotter, seeking an exit as it's trapped within some portion of him and there only being a small exit out along the tight cracks, the steam expands, and pressurizes, and widens the cracks and breaks him apart from the inside, maybe.
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>>26323634
Oh Lisa. You're a beautiful one.
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Rolled 77

>>26323634
Why won't that damned Asher die already!?

What did we do to him?
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>>26323634
Hmm, if she's hostile immediately tell Edward to freeze her and the water around her. The Asher is ours.
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>>26323637

Armbrust delivered supporting fire.

Morgan and Maashiima personally dealt with the mages and the vanguard while Arthur was distracted, toying with you. They didn't make a move until his back was turned on them.
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>>26323703

You killed his brother, Rickton Asher.
Byron Asher is out for your blood.
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>>26323719
and us his, he needs to die
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>>26323719
we did one better. we ate his brother and impersonated him
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Rolled 40

>>26323719
That was a rhetorical question Duke.

So by curiosity

Is his innocence parasitic or equipment?
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>>26323780
parasitic, since it changed his body
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>>26323791
Could be a weird equipement type too for all we know.

I suspect it's an iron mask that either fused with him or turns his body to iron when activated.
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>>26323823
no, equipment types never, NEVER really change the make up of the host's body. Parasite types do it ALL THE TIME
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A tongue whips out, and clings onto your severely weakened body. You barely have the strength to resist, and it's Madeleine that's holding onto you with all of her strength, yet you notice that something is bothering her, hurting her almost... She seems far weaker than she should, and she drops to her knees as you're dragged back into the water in the mouth of a fanged frog bearing an insane, demented smile, right along with a Colorful Lion-fish bearing squid tentacles in the form of some kind of skirt. They both seem mad in how they regard you, and the frog begins to throttle you back and forth.

You presume this to be Lisa and Jacqueline much in your haze as you take on water once, weakening you again.. What you wouldn't give for a set of gills right now....

You see the Asher stuck in the tentacles of the Lionfish, struggling futiley against her grip, and the water's resistance... You see a large crack running through him after all this shit and you feel.. Oh, you feel quite good about that...

Or you would.

>Roll 1d100
>[] Use heat-magic to try to boil the water..
>[] Black them out with Darkness...
>[] Wait for a second rescue, you really hate water.
>[] Speak to them...
>[] (Other)
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Rolled 43

>>26323906
>>[] Use heat-magic to try to boil the water..
>>
suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/26315720

Archived the thread, gents.
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>>26323906
>[x] Use heat-magic to try to boil the water
Just got to melt that tongue.
Black out is useless if someone already has a hold on you.
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Rolled 21

>>26323906
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>>26323906
boil water, use halberd to sever her grip on us
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Rolled 38

>>26323906
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Rolled 93

>>26323906
Forgot to say, BOIL DEM BITCHES

Also, have Wendel shock the water.
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Rolled 2

>>26323906
Throw a loaf of Fiasco Fruitcake into her maw.

Once she lets go talk to the other.

"You are to release our prey. Leave with your sister unless you wish for your death and the death of your Sister."
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Rolled 46

>>26323906
Boil the water. These two have made a mistake making us enemies.
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Rolled 21

>>26323906
CHAIN. SAW. TEETH. on the tongue
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Rolled 51

>>26323906
>>[x] Use heat-magic to try to boil the water..
I don't think darkness would work, as they already caught us.
>[x] Speak to them...
Try to use our charisma and personality to order them to stop.
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>>26323997
>crit
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Rolled 93

>>26324003
Oh or that, since that's a thing we can do.
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>>26324003

Jaw is still broken. Faefnir's had a bad day...
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Rolled 41

>>26324003
That's plan B
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So hey, what was our critical success from using the crit inversion anyway?
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Rolled 67

>>26323990
>>26323973
>>26323923
By those 3 we are royally fucked.
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Rolled 54

>>26323995
>>26324015
>rolled 2 93s in a row after it's too late

Wonder if I can do it a third time.
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>>26323906
we could use halberd to cut tounge and aim for the crack on the Asher. use heat for speed boost and maybe boil
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>>26324044
Any stats that could apply?

Speaking to them with our Personality may give us a better overall result, and any dialogue we submit would help as well.
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>>26324042

Arthur got tied up instead of killing the family, and possibly the Noah. Allowing Schwere to pick you up out of the water.
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>>26323906
"feeling a little frisky tonight, huh ladies? I didn't expect to get tongue on the first date."
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Rolled 33

>>26324107
Eating out a baker? Trying to get a bun in your ovens?
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Rolled 77

>>26323906
[X] Speak to them...

"Congratulations Jaqueline, Lisa, you are the favorite Akuma of the Noah, you got what you always wanted.

However you are far too smart to do something like this. You are two, we are far more. You will not successfully slay me, nor any others of our family.

Do not make enemies of us, for you shall never see us coming, the Doctor will not protect you. We walk where we choose and kill whoever we wish, and you will not always be by the water.

Should you release me and our prey that will be the end of it, we will not hunt you down and it will be like we never met. Should you continue your attack you will die whether it be today or some day in the future, but you shall die at our hands and you will scream in agony."
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Guys 'insane, demented smile' says to me that talking isn't going to do jack squat.
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Going to ask for one more round of rolls, taking the first 7 here.
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>>26323997
If all else fails do this, let her taste the most horrid of our breads.
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Rolled 55

>>26324173
Thats pretty much what toads look like naturally.

>>26324180
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Rolled 19

>>26324180
c'mon 93
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Rolled 9

>>26324180
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Rolled 25

>>26324173
dude, she always had that. why do you think she covered her mouth.

plus, personality is our best stat besides agility

>>26324180
rolling
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Rolled 94

>>26324180
Wow. Also, our Family ought to be in pretty quickly, if Armbrust/Dennis gets a single target bolt on one of them it won't matter if they dive, he can continue to pelt them with arrows.

And there's the obvious thing of electrocuting them.
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Rolled 86

>>26324180
>crit
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Rolled 70

>>26324199
GODDAMMIT WHY DICE
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Rolled 84

>>26324180
Rolling to boil the wenches.
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>>26324216
>>26324211
>>26324214
>>26324218
That's better.
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>>26324211
oh sweet but cruel god. that was close
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>>26324211
>>26324214
>>26324218
>>26324180
so best three not bad i hope
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>>26324211

Rejoice my friends, this is exactly what I was hoping for.

By the way.

speaking of rejoicing. James was toommuch of a scrub to kotomine. Maashiima is MUCH more Kotomine. so think of him as such from now on... He fits SO perfectly...
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>>26324274
>but i don't want to like him, he won't let us play our games
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>>26324274
Yeah, but Maashima is such a massive dick, I mean seriously, he's just a complete asshole, and not even in the likable way.

Obviously I'm extremely biased because he was rude to us. Seriously, is acting civil to your best allies in a war all that hard.
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>>26324306

>Maashiima's nickname in this is easily the Noah of Condescension.

He was rude because you've proved nothing to him and he naturally wants to look down on others.
He said himself that pity is to look down upon others lesser than yourself... and love them for that.

Ironically, wrath may just be more pleasant than him in a social aspect.
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>>26324306
He's a dick, but that's kinda part of his Noah personality.

At least we proved to be useful in distracting Arthur.
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>>26324274
True. James was too inferior to us to properly be our Kotomine. A true Kotomine has got to be a strong enough to be a jerk towards the protag and not suffer for it (immediately).
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>>26324353
Still a cock.

Also, once we hit Level 3 things will get interesting. I'm tempted against all sense to when that happens call up the Doctor and tell him that if an Akuma who doesn't obey him is the first Level 3 in a long, long, time then maybe the problem isn't with the Akuma.

I don't think we should do it, but it's kind of tempting.
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>>26324409
hey hey hey. stupid plans are my shtick
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You unleash a stream of bubbles as you try to get your broken jaw to work, yet it does little to get you ahead.
You start feeling the Frog's mouth crush into your body as it thrashes you like an alligator, opening you up further and spilling your black blood into the water.

You extend your halberd and stab at the Frog, the blade glancing off of her hide due to your lack of power to muster in this situation, your inner reserves of bread soggy.. Everything starts to go dark... so very dark...

You awaken in that Dream-world with the stars spinning in the sky once more, yet as soon as you look directly at them, the stars stop...

The two moons in the sky nearly overlap, and the children of shadow removed from the wood sit around you now, the grave decorated with twigs and others flowers, a metal mask now resting atop of the stone.
You smile at that... Yet looking towards the pond, you see the two illuminated figures again.

"Hello again." The Male greets you.
"We're proud of you." The female says.
"We're going to help you." The male explains.
"But you need to keep this... our little secret..." The female advises.

>[] What is this?
>[] What's going on?
>[] You're going... to help?
>[] (Other)
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>>26324409
We're gentlemen. Let's not do anything uncouth.
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>>26324490

and breaking the stereotype of muscle-gentleman with fastmage-gentleman... Baker... Dragon...
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>>26324464
>>[] You're going... to help?
"A secret..... for them any price is acceptable. That is Family, that is our Bond"
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>>26324464
>[] You're going... to help?
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>>26324464
>>[x] (Other)
Of course. I accept your help and I will never tell a soul about this if you so desire. I am in no position to refuse help.
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>>26324464
I like Bondomu and Alice. they aren't dicks.
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>>26324464
Ask them not to hurt Lisa and Jacqui. At least, not unreasonably so.
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>>26324464
"A secret from the other Noahs or a secret from everyone, including my family? I would hate to accidentally break our pact, our bond, through ignorance. And I shall keep your secret from any who you do not wish to know."

If we see any flowers around place one on the grave and tell Ivan that the Asher has been killed in his name, that he may rest.

"I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your assistance. But given that we're here, wherever here is, how are you planning on aiding me?"

>>26324570
Hey, they started it. I have no objections to hurting them, they aren't Family, they attacked us.
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>>26324464
>bow if possible in this world
>you're going to help?
"I should have kept so many things secret, probably would've made things easier for us but in the end family is doing what you believe will protect them. I accept whatever terms Bonded ones, no soul human or otherwise will know"
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>>26324464
[x]You're going to help?
If you can save my family, no price is too high
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>>26324464
can we hug them? we should hug them
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>>26324464
Cool Noah who arent dickish!
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"A secret for them.." You turn to look at the shadow children.. the ones that live out of the decrepit wood... and nod, turning back to the luminous figures," I won't tell a soul if that's your wish. This is the bond that I share with my family... I must ask though... not anyway, yes? Not even... other Noah?"

The two shake their head at the same time, before holding hands with each other, a black smile creeping across their face.
"Not a soul..." The two speak together, turning to you,"Not a soul can know this secret. Not even the broken ones. They will see our power, yet they won't understand."

"Right, as agreed, not a soul." You take a glance around for a flower... one for Ivan's grave, yet find none save for the twigs.

"You'd like a flower?" The Female is the one that asks.
You look to them and incline your head slightly, a somber,"Yes."

She holds her hand out, a lily of light appearing from her hand," Here you are." The girl says
You can borrow it for a moment." The bow rocks his head back and forth.

As you take the flower, you feel the light spread throughout your own shadowy form, as they wave goodbye," It's time to wake up soon.. Good luck!"

Your eyes snap open, and you writhe as your body begins to change....

>Exp Gained: 5000....
>Total Exp: 5000....
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>>26324570
I say we hurt the bejesus out of them, give one of their cores to schwer and keep the other for us/someone in danger of dieing
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>>26324726
Leadership first vote
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>>26324726
Okay! That's a lot to spend, gimme a minute to look at the sheet and come up with a coherent purchasing plan.
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>>26324746
>>26324751

Don't get ahead of yourselves quite yet... you're already spending the exp...
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>>26324726
>>Exp Gained: 5000....
>>Total Exp: 5000
...
...
...
Oh shit son.
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>>26324584
Did the meaning of our previous dream go over your head?

Or the positively mad looks on the two sisters?
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>>26324751
Actually, a few questions. What will additional levels of Creation Oven cost, will it be 400, 500, 600, ... or something different.

Same question for anything else without predictable pricing.
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>>26324726
first up. strength and durability. then, i guess Heat magic. then upgrade chainsaw maw. all. the. way. with everything
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>>26324726
I knew it was coming, but 5k? Good god Duke, it's like you want me to bring out the party hats.
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>>26324757
>damn, I already had a list for all 5000 as well
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>>26324726
Upgrade physical stats first before we digivolve. Into warfaefnirmon.

Specifically:
2 str 300+400=700xp
1 durability= 400xp
2 leadership = 400+500=900xp
1 personality=350xp
+heat magic prestige=1000xp

3350XP total
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>>26324757
Oh hell. We Kamen Rider now?
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>>26324815
This, then spend the rest on what goodies arise from those powers.
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>>26324800
>Str twice for 300 and 400
Dura for 400
Agi for 500
Will for 500
Maw 500
Saw 300
Backup chains 300
Prestige Heat 1000
Leadership 400
and Oven for 400
>5000 total
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>>26324815
NOW CAN WE DO CHAINSAW MAW!?
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>>26324837
Yeah and possibly exchange our chainsaw maw if our next humanoid form can't handle them.
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>>26324829
we will be the best Kamen Rider
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>>26324815
We also need more levels of Creation Oven, should up Agility another notch, and I think we'll be okay with 1 level of Leadership for now.
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>>26324851
i can live with this
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>>26324851
>add it all up
damn anon, 5000 exactly. ill second
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>>26324856
Good God man We cant loose the chainsaw maw!
especially if we are getting enough strength to make it usefull
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>>26324851
Thats fine too
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>>26324894
We could get a giant chainsaw halberd on fire.

Or a spear ending in a giant dragon head with a chainsaw maw.
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>Don't recall if I posted this yet

L3 without the maw? Closes for the helmed look
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>>26324855
Physical stats first and foremost.
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>>26324926
i liked the cloaked one better though
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>>26324894
It's fine, we still have flame magic for human form, and we can always have the jaw dislocate.
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>>26324932
It'd be both, the head is more of a helmet though.
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>>26324916
>Or a spear ending in a giant dragon head with a chainsaw maw.

Ok I take back what I said Fucking Fund It
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>>26324916
I like this, have the halberd contain the chain saws. It would solve the problem, and we can use flame magic to make it a flaming chain saw halberd.
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>>26324932
Someone post the emperor Faefnir sketch.

>>26324950
thats the one.

There was also a sleeker one with an halberd and fire wings
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>>26324916
why not both, save one for open attacks and the other as out secret weapon
>>26324950
yeah like this. hide halberd under cloak and us saw teeth for close up and surprise attacks
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>>26324926
This, make the top fall down like a proper helmet, and have the chainsaw flaming halberd. We knight now.
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>>26324969
This one? Also I figured that we would stay "cloaked" when not in combat, and the wings turn into jet wings instead of a cape in combat mode.
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>>26324926
have this
>>26324950
look like this when closed
halberd will be our shock and awe weapon while retaining teeth.
>those teeth are too bad ass to ever get rid of anyway
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>>26325005
I absolutly love that one.

So, are we digivolving or what?
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>>26324998
Fits our gentlemanly attitude.
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Your wings condense and form into much shorter things, useless for a large body, your long, serpentine form distorts itself, nay reality seems to distort itself as your form becomes smaller, more compact, efficient without all of the extra garbage of that large, bulky form gone.

Your body is fixed, and you pry open the gnashing maw of the giant frog just as it tries swallowing you.

"The first thing I'd imagine... is a harpoon.. Let's try for a loaf of bread instead..." You snap your newfound, humanoid fingers and a giant loaf of bread clogs up the ravenous maw as you part from the horrible trap, looking down at the Lion-fish octopus, Jacqueline.

The Asher lays still in the water, finally succumbing to death, yet you won't let this go unpunished.

"The Asher was MINE!" You roar through the water, heat billowing out, and distorting the spectrum of light for a moment.
You hold out your hand and the first thing that comes to mind....?

The sharp tips of fences, no.. The Asher's ribbons. The blitz out and carve up the wretched akuma that would hurt you and by proxy, your family.

You give the same treatment to the other, ensuring that neither are actually destroyed...

You will allow the family to judge them.

Out of the corner of your eye, you see a shining femenine form and immeadiately hold your palm out, ribbon blades set to tear it apart as well...

Yet they glance off of a golden aura... so familiar, its eyes stare at you, gritting its teeth in pain as its closed in on you..
"Who are you? Where is Faefnir?! The Dragon?!"

You smell the glow of innocence on this one, it repulses you.

You turn your hand up once more... Something stronger, yes? You unleash the blade-bud that Asher had shown you earlier. The "enemy catches the blades , being pushed back past the murk befor you snap your fingers for the blades to "Bloom."

Wretched creatures everywhere here.

You look about, the floating, yet still living remains of Lisa and Jacqueline before you...
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>>26325005
the jets can be the rack and we can use our shadow powers to fill in the cloak
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>L3v31 W attained...

Wait... what?

>L3v#! W attained....

That doesn't look right...

>!#V#! E At-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-
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>>26325039
>did we just try to kill Maddie?
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>>26325040
Something along those lines, yeah. Also,
>L3 NIGGA
Time to get my sketchbook out it seems.
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>>26325066
>>26324851
so was exp spent to level up or ......?
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>>26325040
You mean our black fire transdimensional oven.

Our fire is probably black at this point.
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>>26325066
Ruh-roh, looks like shit's goin down.

Did we die?
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>>26325066
...
...
...
I really hope we didnt kill maddie.
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>>26325066
Wait, what?

We aren't even a normal Akuma anymore damn.

Wait, did we kill Madeleine!?
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>R3FORMATT!NG

.....

>UPDAT!NG $Y$T3M

>PL3AS3 WAIT WH!LE $Y$T3M $TaTu$ R3$TOR3S.
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Ah crap, madeleine picked up her old innocence, and it didn't destroy her.

Wait, what? As an akuma, it should have damaged her.

Did the asher ribbons replace our chainsaw maw?
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>>26325129
We run on Windows don't we?
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>>26325129
>the fuck is this
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>>26324851

>UPDAT!NG HARDWAR3 BAS3D ON PR3F3R3NC3S...
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>>26325129
>if we just killed Maddie because of that crystal she found
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>>26325161
We're mechanical so maybe, though I would have figured Adam for a Linux man myself.
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>>26325161
Well, we ARE a machine...
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>>26324851

Maw 500
Saw 300
Backup chains 300

>3RROR

ITEMS NOT FOUND
SENDING RESOURCES ELSEWHERE.

Updating Pastebin...
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>>26325157
DOS 6.11 from the look of it.
F:\>format F:
F:\> b:\faefnirInstall.exe f:
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>>26325180
>my work here is done
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>>26325199
B-B-BUT CHAINSAW!
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>>26325199
>but why
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>>26325209
CHAINSAW! ;_;
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>>26325199
Man we best be getting something pretty cool If we are loosing the chainsaws
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>>26325184
That was her innocence.

Whats surprising is that it actually accepted her as an Akuma. Maybe we are more human than we think.
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>>26325232
Asher Ribbons bro.
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>>26325232
hopefully it's more chainsaws.

>>26325235
how could it be her innocence? it was either destroyed or left behind in the forest of Tepes
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>>26325245
But Dragon chainsaw Halberds!
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>>26325245
booooooooo, those suck! we don't want to be a copycat! I say as i hope we can sprout chainsaws all over our body like that guy in Soul Eater
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>>26325250
It's a crystal she was familiar with. Her innocence took that form. It made her reek of innocence to us.

The crystal was probably found by the order and it was given to the general to find a new accomodator.
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>>26325245
more like Pride powers
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>>26325274
Ribbons with chainsaw borders
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>>26325274
What use have we for chainsaw roller blades when we can fly
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>>26325283
that actually makes a lot of sense
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>>26325294
STYLE POINTS!
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>>26325274
I think Asher ribbons work very well for A royal dragon
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>>26325307
We could also go all spider man with those ribbons.
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>>26325283
what does innocence look like when its not being used?

>>26325307
We are a flying gentleman dragon knight. We already have all the style points
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>>26325320
b-b-but we can never act like Ash from evil dead now! we won't invent the word "groovy" 560 years before it's time!
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>>26325337
What an innocence look like varies a lot. Her particular innocence was always shaped like a crystal.
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>>26325349
We still have a boomstick. We'll I guess we do. Not sure what the heat magic upgrade did yet
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>>26325337
innocence looks like this in it's rawest form
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>>26325357
Oh. Where in the hell did she find it again on a battle field with one exorcist?

>>26325392
Ah very helpful.
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>>26325409
As mentioned earlier, generals carry with them unclaimed innocence. It's their job to find accomodators. Arthur probably lost it during the fight.
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Duke mentioned having L3 wear masks/helms, and L4 take off the mask, so this image may not be accurate yet.
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>>26325409
innocence in it's rawest form looks the same. but after finding the host of an innocence, it is often reforged into weapons for them.
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>>26325431
speaking of that guy, we should bail the fuck out of here pretty sharpish before he wakes up
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>>26325448
WE CAN TAKE HIM- no pride, bad!
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>>26325438
It would be fun if our level 4 could be basically be a human made of dark matter nanomachines immitating a human body.
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>>26325463
We totally can't take him, after this we go, maybe we leave a path of destruction as we leave the city, but we bail immediately.
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>>26325486
In that line of thinking, lets try out the heat ray prestige on the town while we leave with what is left of our family.
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http://pastebin.com/CuLptHEL

>Status updated...

>Systems operational.

What, dear Akuma is your next course of action?
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>>26325464
I was actually thinking of something similar for Wendel's L4
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>>26325486
I say we go loot the lords house real quick.
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>check Patsebin
>Ravenous Body: Your body is a gate to madness, capable of openening up mouths from almost every part of your metal chassis, allowing to to shread enemies with chainsaws contained within.
Alternate application: You may manifest chainsaws upon your body parts at will for defensive or movement purposes. These chains are extraordinary and nothing short of a harden innocence weapon will break it.
>nice
>Plasma Magic (*) You have gained the ability to generate intense heat without need for flames. Your focus is so strong that you convert matter into a fourth state... Plasma. This power can be focuses into a highly destructive plasma ray, or even a cloak oof crackling, searing Plasma. (Cannot be used with Cloak of Shadow.)
fuck yeah
>???? PRESENCE(4/5) This reflects in your ability to lead and command Akuma, bending their will to your own cause. (2) Lv 3 Akuma will listen to you and follow orders to the best of their ability.
REJOICE
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>>26325509

A note, need to update Akuma form...
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>>26325486
>maybe we leave a path of destruction as we leave the city

Oh man if only someone had thought to set up a bunch of poison barrel bombs.
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>>26325509
Didn't we upgrade strength duke?
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>>26325509
um, you missed strength
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>>26325510

Why are emenim's ear lobes so long?
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>>26325509
>come to our senses, gather family, make sure we didn't kill Maddie, make judgement on the sisters...
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>>26325509
>not that im complaining but where strength? also flavor text for upgrades...
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>>26325520
I think I suggested that last thread.

>>26325509
Okay, assess the situation. Tell anyone who is fighting to stand down, dust themselves off, and stop fighting.

Then check on Madeleine, make sure she's alright, if need be shove more Baguettes into her mouth than she can fit.

After that we ASK Jaqueline and Lisa why they attacked us, who ordered them to do so.
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Also, didn't we get an asher like ribbon ability?
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>>26325571
I don't think he's updated appearance yet.
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>>26325546
Because Buddhism. Or at least I assume that's why Oda made them like that.

>read One Piece, Skypeia arc
>Wow this Enel guy is pretty neat! has a good design too!
>Assume earlobes are part of hat
SEVERAL MONTHS LATER
>See an episode with him in it

And that's when I realized that his ears are, in fact, not a part of his hat.
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>>26325577
Not in appearance, in place of our chainsaw maw.

Ravenous body, isn't quite the same thing.
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>>26325595
well, our head did shrink. chainsaw maw just isn't practical.
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>>26325556
I thought we did it. Thats why I said it
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>>26325519
>http://pastebin.com/CuLptHEL
>Creation Engine(*): Allows for creation of matter from thin air using your own dark matter Properties of said creations vary based on what properties you attribute to them. No longer uses Ash like Creation Oven. Recipes may be made with available Ash and heat magic. The full extent of this ability's powers are locked unless circumstance dictates otherwise. (Normally Locked)
at last, my dream of making it rain bread from all that time ago will come true
>everyone is already bread
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>>26325509
order Maddie to calm herself while we look at our hot new body. then pick up sisters and leave quickly before the general wakes up.
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>>26325616
Next time we visit Alice she is going to get so much bread, so many cookies and pastries, she'll be utterly covered in our loaves.
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>>26325595
Do our mouths now lead to the chainsaw dimension?
>>26325612
We got your full body chainsaws.
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>>26325612
That's not what I meant. The ribbon ability is nowhere on the sheet.
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>>26325616
so, as i understand it, it's locked unless we need to use it for plot?
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>>26325634
>burying Alice in a literal mountain of sweets
>lets go to candy mountain Faefnir...
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>>26325645
I think thats upgrades
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>>26325641
yes it is, the ribbons are the ravenous maw ability
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>>26325656
And we'd go charging around candy mountain slaughtering the natives with her sitting on our shoulders or holding our hand like a little sister and a big daddy.
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>>26325656
>>26325672
>next time, on Akuma quest. Faefnir rings Alice's bell and the real adventure begin
>pic kinda related, about as awesome as this
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>>26325641

The ribbons came from Creation Engine.
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>>26325698
ooooooooooh. nice. i remember, this is that thing we discussed before about using our creation oven to have changeable weapons. kickass.
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>>26325698
Oh, oh my, oh my my my the possibilities they boggle the mind.

We can make anything! ANYTHING!
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>>26325698
>The ribbons came from Creation Engine.
aw, so not ravenous maw there. instead its like that dude from soul eater right?
>you've been waiting for this Duke...
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>>26325698
>Creation Engine
I vote Pilsbury Deathboys, anybody for Pilsbury Deathboys!?
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>Creation Engine(*): Allows for creation of matter from thin air using your own dark matter Properties of said creations vary based on what properties you attribute to them. No longer uses Ash like Creation Oven. Recipes may be made with available Ash and heat magic. The full extent of this ability's powers are locked unless circumstance dictates otherwise. (Normally Locked)

Currently, it is unlocked.

Everything SHOULD be properly updated now... I'll fix the new max values tomorrow... Carrying onto the last update for tonight...
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>>26325775
>good, I've been waiting to find out if that chick was Maddie or random exorcist
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>>26325775
good idea. let's move on so we can get some sleep
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>>26325775
aw yeah, when 5 is your lowest stat you're officially a beast
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>>26325811
Whelp. At this point we could probably solo the Asher.

So we branched out of regular Akuma levels right?
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>>26325831
nope. it goes higher. and higher. and higher. THERE'S NO STOPPING IT
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>>26325831
>remember, lvl1 is nothing to an exorcist, lvl 2 could go toes to toes solo with difficulty, but lvl 3 could solo several exorcists at once
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>>26325850
>and lvl 4 could take on a couple generals at once solo..... <3
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>>26325850
>and lvl 4
>Exorcists: RUN AWAY, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, RUN AWAY.
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>>26325811
Yup, we're fucking absurd. We casually recreated the Asher's weapon and used it, casually, it wasn't even a specialty. Though granted we won't normally do that due to Creation Engine being locked.

We also shoot fucking plasma around and look damn good while doing it.

>>26325831
I'm pretty sure we could utterly crush the guy, might not be that easy, but we could melt him into a puddle of goop with Plasma.

Oh, the Good Doctor is going to be oh so confused, possibly annoyed, and maybe a bit scared when he finds out that we hit what they would assume to be Level 3.
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>>26325857
Level 4 could take on one general or a noah.

And there is the rumor that level 4 akuma are the stepping stone for something....worse.
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>>26325881
1 lvl 4 gave 3 generals a really tough fight in the series though. just saying, plus with no one seeing a lvl 3 in years or maybe even ever no one would expect the hell we can unleash
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>>26325811
from 2 str (bear) to 5 is insane
>we could suplex a train at this point
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>>26325906
Those Generals were pretty badly battered already if I recall though, could be wrong.
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>>26325936
>got book, let me check
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>>26325934
We could send the train into orbit.
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You bring a clawed gauntlet to your head, letting out pure heat as your new upgrades take hold, a maw opening up upon your palm before closing right after and a chain-saw ripping across an empty space in your chassis before disappearing as well.

You muse at the sensation before you realize that this is all so very.. different... and the one you speared away.. it was familiar... so familiar...

You draw a circle with your hand and like a paintbrush, a small patch of land is made/ You imagine that it floats, and so it does, bringing you right up to the surfac, you stand upon the land and yank at the Asher Ribbons that're still stuck to the two wounded Akuma, bringing up the two aquatics and throwing them on land where they glop for a moment before panting out," Beg mercy on us! Please, don't kill us!"

The rest of the family stands upon the shoreline, flabberghasted at your new form. You tilt your head to the side, blue eyes gleaming," What's the matter? It is I, Faefnir."
Hear my voice and recognize it. By chance, may I know weherever is my darling Madeleine? She was not well off last I saw her..."

Schwere is the first one to call you from the shore, Faefnir! behind you!"

It's with a turn, you see the immaculate female slug you across the helm, sending you to the egde of your small plot of land, ringing your bell
You rise up however, undaunted.

You see that the female form before you wears a white coat with a golden fur trim around the back of the neck, has a halo with a cross dipping down from the center, and chrome-porcelain skin, along with glowing green eyes, and a frown that seems to be in pain, barely containing it.
"I... was worried.. I needed power... because of my damage.. To save you.. The damn Noah... Betrayed us.. Faefnir.." She speajs slowly and deliberately, in a voice all too familiar, yet different.
"Who... Are you?" You ask, aloud.

The creature before you gives a pained smile,"Ariel. My name is Ariel, though you can still call me Madeleine.
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>>26325906
If I'm guessing right the upgrade of Presence, which will be a while since it costs fucking 1600 exp, will get us control of Level 4s.

And we can already command Level 3s, which ought to start cropping up soonish in our Family and due to the Skulls and us stretching the Cross thinner there might be Noah-Loyal Level 3s showing up in the near future. But we aren't even worried about those, we can still order them around.

Right now the only big threats are the Noah, Exorcists, and any other third parties that we don't know much about. The Akuma in general will need Noah with them to go after us.
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>>26325954
Well, this has strange, strange, strange, implications. An Innocence not instantly fucking killing an Akuma, might be due to the skin she's wearing.

Also, on a metaphorical dream note, what if the stars spinning in the sky represent Innocent, the Forest is where most Akuma are, under the control of Adam.
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>>26325936
>>26325944
eh, the generals were kinda beaten and the lvl 4 was pretty fucked to so whatever
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>>26325994
well, Innocence is very strange and we are strange akuma.

though the fact that she didn't become a Fallen indicates that she hasn't failed in the eyes of god... weird.
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>>26325954
And with that, the thead will be winding down I assume.

Before you leave duke, when you say "White coat" do you mean like a trenchcoat? I'm gonna assume yes unless otherwise stated.
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>>26326015

Let's go with white coat with splits in the sides.
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>>26326014
although, looking at it, it is causing her pain. we need to get it out of her.
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>>26325994
It may simply because we have become more human than Akumas.

Madeleine has litterally become a mix of akuma and innocence or the innocence purified her.

That devil changed us into something not akuma.

Funny how every one of those events that take us further away from the doctor is caused by the mysterious devil.
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>>26325954
Perhaps the best thing to do now is to get the hell out of the burning city, using our exit plan so we can check ourselves out in relative safety.
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>>26326027
So, like a exorcist uniform with sideboobage?
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>>26326040
>the devil is "god"
What a tweest
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>>26326031
That will kill her. She's too weak right now. Lets see if she can heal and adapt to that new form.
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>>26326043

Thinking a bit more conservative than that... splits in the side from where it'd go down into a trenchcoat.
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>>26326054
I doubt god would send akumas to kill a baker or make the lord shoot his wife. It's not god.
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>>26326043
Much sideboobage, all of it. Musclegirl all the way, and as much tart as you can put in.
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>>26326070
>its antihero God
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>>26326072
Ariel the sweet muscle tart.
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>>26326062
Ah, so like this then.
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>>26326075

>Or antispiral.

Wouldn't THAT make sense?
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>>26326091
If you put antispiral and spirals into a game, you can beat reason to the curb and shoot galaxy at the concept of defeat.
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>>26326091
>our murder hobos are the murder hobos that will create the heavens? i can dig it
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>>26326090

Thinking more like a chinese dress.... with sleeves
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>>26326116
even more delicious
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>>26326091
>We become L7 Akuma
>FUSE TOGETHER
>DARK MATTA POOOWWAAHAHHHHHHHH
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>>26326116
Ah, got it. "White coat" isn't terribly descriptive heh.
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>>26326116
Why sleeves?

No sleeves shows off arms, and makes it look more like something someone fights in.
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>>26326132
This was the doctor's plan all along
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>>26326145
She's a tart, not a slut
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>>26326091
>they even use a ribbon attack, almost to perfect...
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>>26325954
When is the next session planned for?
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I just hope Madeleine will keep that new form as her level 3 form.
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You notice that the immaculate... Akuma is standing atop the water, not sinking into it... the stench of innocence upon her again... you can feel it radiating off of her.

"What... did you.."
She places a hand against your cheek, or rather, your helm. You feel a strange tingling sensation from her touch, much like the power of innocence..

"I found it again.. my innocence..It's been a while... hasn't it... Mr. Baker?"

Your oil goes cold," Maddie... you..."

She place a hand over her chest, opening up the coat, and exposing the glowing green object embedded in her chest.

"My system reports that I'm Level Ex... I.. don't quite know what that means but... I forgive you.. and.. I still I still love our family.." She looks over to the akuma that stand on the lakeside, awaiting your further instruction, and glancing at the tranced out Arthur warily...
"Even... if I can't touch them like this... even if this core of mine hurts right now..."

You looks to you, smiling more like she usually does," I told you not to trust the Noah, didn't I?"

>Next Akuma Quest is Friday at 23:00 Another late run, so my apologies, yet it's the earliest I can muster!
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>>26326116
I'll probably add white gauntlets under the sleeves too, after all she punches things. Also, we'll be at L3 for a while yeah? maybe I'll make us some nicer art finally.

Also since it's gettin' to be that time, L3 for..

>Schwere
>Denis
>Wendel
>Kralle
>Kama

L2 for
>Andrea
>Edward
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>>26326205
>if we'e the only one who can touch her and be touched without being harmed then we have to make sure she doesn't feel left out of the family. Maddie/Ariel is family before anything else
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>>26326236
We'll definitely investigate how in the hell this is even possible later, highest priority is booking it to the wagon, looting as we go, no need to be poor now, grab some art on the way, destroy some city as well, and then we can ask Jacqueline and Lisa who ordered them to do this. I'm pretty sure they're smart enough to know what going up against 8 Akuma, many of whom are the same level as you, is not a good way to survive longer so it was most likely a order, the question is who.

Though calling in Morgan might be the only good option for investigation the Innocence in Madeleine, we can investigate on our own but this isn't really our field of expertise, as nobody knows as much about this stuff as she does. But that is it's own problem because of strained relations between us and some/many of the Noah.
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>>26326205
>if you're still there Duke
how did Ariel reach our cheek, we're 7ft7in. is she like amazon tall now?
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>>26326236
well, when you put it like that, they're almost obligated to hold hands
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>>26326332
yes. she is muscle girl now.
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>>26326345
>how lewd
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>>26326332

She's just as tall in her Level Ex form.
A pat on the back if you understand why it's level "Ex"

Also, an extra pat on the back if you guess what actually happened with Faefnir right here...
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>>26326332
By reaching up?
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>>26326403
are we in glitched mode?

>is thinking about Megaman.EXE
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>>26326403
I DON'T GET IT DUKE

FEED ME AWNSERS
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>>26326403
Ex for EXorcist?
either we leveled because we got points from Asher dying if that's what you mean by "what actually happened"
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>>26326403
>what actually happened with Faefnir right here...
obviously we made the impossible possible and kicked reality to the curb
[that's the way team Daigurren rolls]
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>>26326434
i think we just made a deal with the devil in disguise.
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>>26326463
>We should start calling ourselves Kamina
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>>26326434
>Ex for EXorcist?

Indeed.

>>26326415
>are we in glitched mode?
Glitched, but there's a reason you're glitched.

the W should be 3, but it's not... and it's not an E...
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>>26326469
no, we should start calling ourselves Ash and referring to our plasma blast as our BOOM Stick.
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>>26326403
did Jasdevi use the power of Bond to imagine the power/flower or us leveling to protect our family
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>>26326487
W... and 3.... WWW..... WIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIILLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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>>26326229
Well Level 3s are more humanoid, so that's easy to work with.

Dennis I'm thinking a larger armored figure, able to plant his feet in the ground and get a very stable position. A single large mechanical strange crossbow and a pair of similarly strange crossbows one in each hand. He can fire bolts from his entire body as well, and maybe a chain motif would be interesting, being able to have chains behind each bolt guiding it and wrapping around things.

Wendel a human shape made out of lightning wearing a long billowing cloak that seems to be made of storm clouds.

Kralle, pixieish, with hands that become massive, yet long and thin, impossibly sharp claws and light insect wings on her back.

Kama/Claire, female, tall and thin, whip like, wearing a form fitting suit of armor. Maybe with a sickle in her hands.

Edward, Level 2, he's very much a caster so humanoidish like Schwere was. Covered in ice and with snow coming off of him.

No ideas on Andrea right now.
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>>26326487
Walker Mode.
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>>26326515
>damn megaman references everywhere
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>>26326516
>Kama/Claire, female, tall and thin, whip like, wearing a form fitting suit of armor. Maybe with a sickle in her hands.

Cyberblades like out of Shadowrun would be radical as well.. Popping out from her joints and all..

As for Wendel, I was going to have him follow the model of a drunk Raijin... but i'm not in love with the idea.

Faefnir's condition has been guessed at before. I'm surprised that it hasn't been said as of yet in this thread.
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Rolled 2

Rollan' to stay up and draw or sleep

>1=stay up
>2=SLEEEEP
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Haha. So, Fonso, is basically the Allen of this setting. Maddie is an inverted Allen; an Akuma who, after encountering a special Innocence with a connection to her past (as a human), is transformed into some weird hybrid being whose new abilities hurt them when it's used (Allen used to be physically pained by his sight; now he's just pained by the sight of the tortured souls powering Akuma).

>>26326325
We don't even need to threaten Jacqui and Lisa. With our presence, we can simply order them to tell us. And they'll be forced to comply.

>>26326563
So Duke, is Maddie's current form based on that picture of her Level 3 someone once drew before? The one with the green (I think?) dress?
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>>26326567

You rolled the wrong dice. Lemme help you out my friend!
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>>26326563
Dangit Duke now I want to read the Archives to find the post you mentioned.
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>>26326563
It's hard to replicate the exact thoughts one goes through when they come up with a conclusion.

A clue would help.....I mean, if we've already guessed it before...
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>>26326579
Oh silly me! looks like I'll be opening my LIQUID PCP
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>>26326563
Which condition did we guess at before?

We're independent, we left the forest, somehow the Bond of Noah is involved in taking us out of the forest, and they have us a lily, which was made of light, so that might have to do with why we came out differently than most Akuma would.

Also, we have the potential of becoming something very akin to Adam, with some more work on our Creation Forge we may be able to make Akuma analogues on our own.
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>>26326579
>>26326597
silly anon, all is as the Duke wills
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>>26326563
Still going for Jacob and Claire were the twin Noahs
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>>26326591
A clue?

There's a reason that you've been dreaming of Bondomu... and why Leadership's name has changed.
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>>26326600
Waitwaitwait.... were we an awakening Noah when we died?
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>>26326578
I didn't say to threaten them, I said to ask them.
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>>26326600
>we may be able to make Akuma analogues on our own
Pilsbury Deathboys
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>>26326579
Duke, can we still bake bread at will with our Creation Oven?

I'm assuming that lower functions will still work.

Also, calling it a Creation OVEN doesn't seem appropriate. Considering we don't have an oven anymore.

>>26326617
A dark presence.....
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>>26326617
Is the Noah's ability to command Akuma also called Presence?
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>>26326617
I bet Claire and Jacob were the Noahs of Bond
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>>26326625
The rest of your post seems to imply that we would use the pressure of being surrounded and outnumbered by equally powerful and stronger Akuma.
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>>26326632
thats why its Creation Engine now
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>>26326632
It's not, it's a Creation Engine now, it can make ANYTHING, including delicious bread.

>>26326647
Ah, that was just me explaining my reasoning for it being extremely unlikely that they did this of their own volition.
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>>26326617
>Claire and Jacob twin Noah
>Killed before awakening
>Two kids show up in our mind
>A boy and a girl
>Can command Akuma.
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>>26326617
either we were a noah before changing or we're the next Devil. It uses us to further its goals til we take its place and the cycle begins again
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>>26326649
Oh, my mistake. I was just reading through the posts and must have missed its change to engine.
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>>26326624
>>26326612
>>26326638


My clue wasn't even needed.

That's the case. One, or both of them found themselves awakening as the Noah of Bonds.

>>26326632
You can use raw heat mixed with ashes to create everything you made before. when the FULL capabilities are available, you'll be able make whatever you want.
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>>26326680
I said this weeks ago, When the dreams first appeared. You didn't respond, so I guessed you didn't want to give anything away. I'm just going to sit in the smug satisfaction i was right.
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>>26326696

You made me smile. I remember it.
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>>26326638
i stand by this
>boy and girl are actually brother and sister and neither knows
>boy loves girl, feels a connection to her but can never bring himself to act on it
>she dies before awakening
>boy loses own life bringing her back
>both souls of boy and girl/both halves of the Bond brought together inside Faefnir
>changes him and gives him the ability of Bond to create family
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Anyway. We've got a form between being human and Akuma. I guess it's our.....Noah form?

>>26326680
If only one of them was the Noah of Bond, that would mean the other half is still walking around out there somewhere.

And I suppose having a Noah and a human combined together into one form would.....explain some things...
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>>26326680
But wait....

What the hell is that dark presence then......
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>>26326680
And we promised ourselves that we wouldn't tell.

My guess, we may have gone too far Noah when we became level W before we snapped out of it.

But what does W stand for? It doesn't stand for Noah, Dark Matter, I doubt it stands for Walker as that's not in this timeline.
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>>26326680
Neat. So how long until you were going to let Fafnir find out himself?