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Suptg Archive: (scroll to bottom)

http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=Shadow+Quest+

Archive compiled using with only story posts for easier read-through (up to thread 30):

Book 1: http://pastebin.com/iaag8N6Y
Book 2: http://pastebin.com/JcexH2Jv

>thanks to Herald of Shadow for compiling those

Twitter (quest times, cancellations, updates):

https://twitter.com/ShadowMaster_tg

Theme music:

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

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Notes on Rolls and Voting:

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

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

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

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

Finally, note that this is not a democracy; it is a benevolent dictatorship.
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Aww, yeah. Shadow Quest.
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Yisss
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Recent Events Summary:

You have entered, and escaped the Archonium. In so doing, you have confronted your Temerity, embraced your Humanity, and helped Abigail achieve balance and emerge relatively unscathed. It's a trial that will sit with you, and her, for the rest of your lives...but it's on you've beaten.

You stand alone and consider the future.
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Ability Tree

GREEN abilities have been unlocked and learned.

BLUE abilties are unlocked, but are not yet purchased.

RED abilities are revealed, but locked due to prerequisites.

UNDERLINED abilities are active-use, as opposed to passive. Not all active abilities require mana.

All Revealed Ability Descriptions:

http://pastebin.com/SDvkHrNt

Books the Main Character has read:

http://pastebin.com/dAXR00gP

Character Sheet including learned abilities and other important information:

http://pastebin.com/ZFqqm4eS
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>>26550489
how much exp do we get for consuming sm
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I really hope this thread is more the characters working things out themselves.

Too many important decisions that last arc; I just want to sit back and watch the results of them reach a natural conclusion over make even more.
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Current Statistics:

HP: 81/81
Mana: 48/48
EXP: 22

Shards of Erebus:
(Isolation) - Broken
{Hunger} - Normal
(Silence) - Empowered
{Temerity} - Empowered

New Shards:
{Humanity} - Resonant

--Summoned--

none

--Automatons--

Earthen Construct (currently in Haven)

--Equipment--

Utility belt with purse

--Inventory--

Moonsong Shards x 3
Sun-Moon Key
Lightning Key
Succubus Reagents x 1

--Current Location--

Archon

>>26550547

None, I wouldn't be able to roll and see how much.

HA
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>Last time...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pf-iFnUr9po

Exhausted as you are, you aren't prepared to sneak about, you're not about to let Abigail out of your sight while Fang is around. Not immediately, at least. You take a human form - the one you learned deep inside your own mind - and carry Abigail down the halls of Archon.

She falls asleep in your arms before you reach the first intersection.

You rise above the city's tunnels, and step onto the brick streets of the surface. A sky sits above you - normal white clouds against a pale blue expanse. Sparks of magic and the souls of people dashing to and fro snap at your senses. Abigail's warmth sits against your chest.

You gaze at her sleeping face. A wind rustles her hair. There's a lot you need to talk about. You feel your strength slowly returning...but there's a pain inside, a nub you cannot swallow. A lesion, left behind from what you experienced, but can't forget.

She must feel the same. You know she feels the same.

But maybe you can help each other with that. And with a lot of things.

The world you left behind months ago looms before you. You're back, and your challenges have only just begun.

But...somehow, you'll find your way. You usually do.
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I think we were planning on having A Talk with Abby.
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>>26550598
Having a talk with Abby -and- CONSUMING the fuck out of the Archonium.
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You stand at the balcony of Fang's tower, in the shape of a human, watching the city below. The distant sound of people walking and talking drifts up to you at a distance.

It's been several hours since you left the Archonium. You visited the Shadow mana pool and revitalized your strengths.

Flint's given you more than one questioning gaze. You're not sure how to even begin to tell him what happened inside that thing.

Abigail is sleeping soundly. You haven't disturbed her. She deserves a little rest.

You place a hand on the railing of the balcony and grip it tightly. You can feel a tension growing in your chest, twisting up tighter and tighter. She'll wake up soon enough. She'll want to talk about what happened.

What are you going to say? How the hell are you going to explain yourself?

And perhaps more fightening - what is -she- going to say?

You rub your face. Worry won't help you. You need to put your mind back on task.

But it feels like you've lived an entire life, separated from the world, and then suddenly been thrust back within it, hit the ground running, so to speak. So much to do; so much to think about.

Flint needs to be healed, his soul restored. That should be priority. He told you that Fang's spell is nearly ready, but he'll have to venture to find the other half of the Shel'kath to end it permanently, and the whole situation reeks of suspicion.

Hopefully Fang's old promise to go with you after you find that Staff of Winds will hold...though after recent events, your relationship is more than a touch strained. You don't even really know where to start on that, but he probably has an idea as to its location, at least.

You don't want Fang as an enemy, but dammit...after what he did to Abigail, how can you trust him? Though you never could trust him to begin with, he's not...evil. Just...well, maybe Abigail's explanation was the best. He's been doing what he's doing for so long, it's a bad habit.

>con't
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Things to do once we settle back in:
-Ask about the places Dave mentioned.
-Try making a dynamo again with our new knowledge of order and chaos.
-???
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Assuming you found the staff, it might be powerful enough to ease the winds keeping the earth elemental, Geb, trapped. Even now he stomps about the Southeastern Wastelands, caugh in a never ending cyclone and maddened by his own parasite - one of Light magic. Even if you freed him from the wind, you'd have to somehow deal with that thing to calm him down. If he even wants to be calm after suffering for so long.

...that's a whole lot of -ifs- for Geb.

You've also got two of the four keys that could unlock Hecate's prison. Flint seems to think that a family heirloom back in Arland might be the Wind key. As to the location of the fire key, you have no leads, yet. Obis seems like a likely candidate to know more, considering he's descended from fire mages that once worked under Logi, the Fire Elemental.

But supposing you made unsealing the elementals a priority - you've learned that Erebus was never really on the side of the other lesser elementals. He abandoned Geb, and convinced the other two, Leviathan and Hecate, to seal themselves away. And then he destroyed the four Greater Elementals all at once.

What was he planning? Simply to destroy them all? Why? Because they were chaos, and he was order? For all Temerity's insistance that order and chaos can never exist peacefully, and for all the evidence you've seen that this may in fact be the case, you have to ask yourself: What kind of a motivation is that? Did he even bother to attempt coexistence? What could possibly push Erebus to take on the entire world?

The former Shadow Lord is a question mark within your own head. Perhaps that should be your next goal - find the remaining shards, and finally put to rest the ghost of Erebus. The elf queen, Ellendra Kalladar, could probably help you there; you'd have to visit the elvish isles. Perhaps, after you secured your Humanity, she made a recovery?

You glance down. The varied rooftops of the academy perched atop Archon's fortress offer no simple solutions.

>con't
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So, I noticed that the pastebin only goes up about half way. So I've been doing some stuff.

01-10 http://pastebin.com/jTWL7yBU
11-20 http://pastebin.com/JytY1cDw
21-30 http://pastebin.com/RW2seaqK
31-40 http://pastebin.com/ADKwTdWi
41-50 http://pastebin.com/fLRzR5PR
Up through 48, currently. I should be caught all the way up by SQ 58, though. The early stuff is copy-pasted from the Harald of Shadow's work, though eventually (some time in the next two weeks) gonna go through and correct typos, remove meta-data (HP totals, Mana, +Humanity/Temerity/XP, etc).

Also, I wrote more stuff because I'm a horrible person.

http://pastebin.com/etHLKLdd
http://pastebin.com/a4FxswB6
http://pastebin.com/GCr5Xkek

Shame - Resonant
Self-Control - Broken
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But if that were all that was on your plate, you'd almost be having an easy time. On top of these concerns, two demon lords are currently running free in Kelvere. Auriel is planning to put together an alliance to face the Kanian demon army as a single spear out of Arland. Flint features as a relucant star in her plan, as do the factions within the Great Forest and Archon itself. How exactly she expects werewolves and orcs - beings created as mutated soldiers by Archon during its wars with the Empire - to work together with Fang, you don't know.

And then there's the angels, and the Black Lady. You know Sandalphon must be gathering his strength again quickly, but he's been quiet so far. He's probably planning something. The Black Lady's country, Vampiria, shielded by the Valendrak Peaks, is equally silent - but with the rest of the world at war, will she keep it that way? Both are wildcards that could flip this entire thing upside down in an instant.

There's a lot to do, and you need to get doing.

What comes first?

>Find the Staff of Winds. It's the next immediate step to fullfill your end of the bargain on getting Flint's parasite removed.
>Focus on gathering the keys to free Hecate. The Goddess of Spirit would be a powerful ally in taking on the demons, and she might know more about you, yourself.
>Find Ellendra Kalladar to gain more insight into your nature, and gather the rest of your shards. Temerity said he would help you locate them. Power will be needed to face the coming trials.
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>>26550636
>that smut
why
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>>26550604
>Find Ellendra Kalladar to gain more insight into your nature, and gather the rest of your shards. Temerity said he would help you locate them. Power will be needed to face the coming trials.
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>>26550649
GET THAT STAFF SON
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>>26550649
>Find the Staff of Winds. It's the next immediate step to fullfill your end of the bargain on getting Flint's parasite removed.
i want flint to have his a game. and we can proably get at least 1 more key when we go to take out the other end of the parasite. we should be in the area
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>Find the Staff of Winds. It's the next immediate step to fullfill your end of the bargain on getting Flint's parasite removed.
Flint first.
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>>26550636
Hey, don't be sorry, you did some cool stu-
>http://pastebin.com/etHLKLdd
>http://pastebin.com/a4FxswB6
>http://pastebin.com/GCr5Xkek

>mfw
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>>26550649
>Find Ellendra Kalladar
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>>26550636
HOHOHO
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>>26550649
Damn, all good options. Let's see.

>Find the Staff of Winds. It's the next immediate step to fullfill your end of the bargain on getting Flint's parasite removed.

We need it for Flint, and we need Flint for a Hecate key. so it's above Hecate at least.
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>>26550649
>Find the Staff of Winds. It's the next immediate step to fullfill your end of the bargain on getting Flint's parasite removed.
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>>26550649
Staff.
We have to get it to free Geb anyway, and this gets us closer to helping Flint. And the sooner we get it, the sooner Fang is done using it on his machines... so the sooner he can give it to us to finish business with Geb.
Helping Flint brings us closer to more keys.
Elf lady can wait.
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>>26550649
>Eat that fucking gate.
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>>26550636

>writing the Michael rape scene that was too edgy for print

I almost did it.

And then one anon posted "If Michael rapes Ila, I swear to god SM, I walk right now".

I realized that was the voice of sanity knocking and decided I'd gone a little too far.
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>>26550649
>Find the Staff of Winds. It's the next immediate step to fullfill your end of the bargain on getting Flint's parasite removed.
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>>26550675
expounding on this. i kind of want to release hecate before we complete ourself. find out first hand how much of a douche we were. and maybe she can help us find the other mana pools.

basicaly it comes down to flint> helps with hecate
hecate> helps with us
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>>26550736

patience

it will come
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>>26550736
Nah.
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>>26550725
>Elf lady can wait.
Unless she dies.
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>>26550604
>>26550736
I'm still quite worried about this.

Not the long-term consequences, which SM put to rest, but the immediate political consequences for Abby, and for us.

If we just eat it by our own volition, we get all the blame for ourselves (it has to be explained why the artifact just disappeared, doesn't it?)

If Abby gives it to us when she becomes archmage (if she can give it to us) then she will get blamed for it's nonexistance and be as hated (or worse) as fang.

It's potentially a massive upgrade, but one which we should prepare for to soften the political blow to our allies, though how we do that is questionable.

With my ranting concluded:
>>26550649
>Find the Staff of Winds. It's the next immediate step to fullfill your end of the bargain on getting Flint's parasite removed.
It's almost time for the spell to be ready, and we might detect and collect some of the shadow shards on the way.
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>>26550636
Your mum would be proud anon.
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>>26550738
You made the right choice.
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>>26550753
Aww But I want it NOW.
I cant WAIT to se the exp shit storm that kicks up.
>tfw when we get 2 exp.
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Looks like Staff of Winds is set to

>PRIORITY

Writing.
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>>26550783
i know. but think anon. what we could do with the other end. what we could do with 100
imagine it. an entire thread of exp debates! it would be glorious.
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>>26550757
A valid point.
I do wonder how much time visiting her would take, anyway. If we just want to talk, it might be a quick in-and-out whereas the staff is a larger quest. But SM has a way of introducing complications.

Right now, though, I really want to talk to Fang about something.
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>>26550649
We've also got to remember to repair Isolation, hopefully with humanity (if we can still do that) to balance out the New and Old shards and get our defensive power back up and running.
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>>26550760
Fang is hated because in his first 2 years he made the Spirit Blight that led to the Ring City Empire training water and earth mages to create ridiculously fertile lands that pretty much screwed over any chance of Archon ever winning against them. He then became a lich and refused to step down.

Fang is the worst archmage ever. A complete fuck up from day 1. I don't think Abby could screw up things more if she tried.
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>>26550807
Man fuck mixing shards with humanity OR terminaty.
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>>26550800
>an entire thread of exp debates!

what have I created

WHAT HAVE I DONE
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>>26550800

We could spend it all on Hypersonic and Earthforge a loop-de-loop and spin very fast for a few minutes! We can carry Flint with us too!
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>>26550843
nah, half of it will be arguing over Servanting Abby.
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>>26550800
It could finaly be the time the summon bros have been waiting for!
>tfw we bank 30 exp for the next ten threads.
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>>26550800
Complete Water Tree (57)

Complete Servant Tree (18)

Buy Ray of Darkness + Void Ring (22)

97 exp total. Preemptive suggestion in case of amazing roll.
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>>26550857
Two threads, one for abby and one for other exp.
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>>26550861
my current order of get is
water>eclipse>then summoning
that might change when we find out what the cap ability for an elemental tree is
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>>26550844

BEST. PLAN. EVER!!!!!!

We could charge for rides and use the acquired gold to buy-out the other factions.... or at least buy a better army.... of fifteen...
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i wonder how much exp geb will give if we consume him
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>>26550857
Is that still an argument? I thought we sorted out our opinion on that.
Besides, we promised her. Shadow doesn't make a habit of breaking promises.
Except that be-back-soon pinky promise, we fucked that up and took a decade getting back to her.
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>>26550811
Handing over the device that has kept the Great Families full of powerful mages would still be very bad, even though it doesn't reach the scale of apocalyptic plague.
It's less "Fucking up the world" and more "Specifically pissing off the people in power"

Abby will also "Inherit" a large amount of hatred from Fang, for being his Niece ("Fang is just making a puppet leader"), and for her being rushed through the system.

>>26550841
The shards that we have already are pretty much all "Mixed" with temerity. That's why he got to keep all of them when we fought him.
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>>26550892
All of it?
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You think, and consider, and argue within yourself - but one thought sits above the others. You will never really repay the debt you owe Donovan Flint. The least you can do is fulfill the promise you made so long ago. The staff brings you closer to many goals, but most importantly, it moves you closer to finding a cure for that element-forsaken parasite.

You hear the sound of the balcony door opening behind you. You don't need to turn to see who it is. You could just focus your gaze behind you. This shell of a man you're wearing is just that - shell. But you glance back over your shoulder anyway.

It's Abigail. She's in a plain white outing dress. You meet each other's gazes for a moment.

She walks up beside you and leans on the railing. The two of you watch the city for a long time. You don't say anything.

"...Shadow...Erebus."

<Shadow,> you say. <Erebus is long dead.>

<Do you prefer talking like this?> Abigail asks. Her lips don't move, but the sound of her voice blooms in your head. Telepathy.

<It is what comes naturally. I didn't realize you could.>

<I picked it up. It's faster like this, anyway. Thoughts, I mean.> She sighs. <You showed me a lot of things. You...rejected the part of you that wanted to go back to being more like you were. Like Erebus.>

<Yes.>

<How come?>

You shut your eyes. That wouldn't stop you seeing, but you shut whatever part of you sees, as well, blending human motion with your action. <I embraced Humanity.>

>con't
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>>26550892

A, GEBly amount?

DOHOHOHOHOHO
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>>26550844
We could hypersonic to the moon and finally turn it into a fully operational battle station!
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>>26550903
Well shit. I still dont think we should mix any non mixed things with anything else for fear of bullshit.
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There is a long pause. You can practically feel Abigail composing her words.

<So,> she says, <you mean...you embraced what formed out of that vision you experienced? With...um...you and me?>

<I think so.> You desperately try not to think about the vision itself. <I decided that it was more important than whatever happened so long ago. I decided that I...> You trail off. You can't find the words.

<You decided that what you choose to be is more important than what you are,> Abigail finishes. <Or what you were.>

<Yes.>

<I'm glad.> She turns from the rail and faces you. You face her. <Shadow,> she says. <I did some things...well.> She stops, takes a breath. <It's fuzzy, but I remember what the parts of me did...how they felt...but it's all one thing, now. I'm just me. So...I guess what I'm trying to say is that what each part did by itself doesn't reflect how I think and feel, now that I'm together. At the same time, it's a little bit of all of them, all joined up to make something new.> The last part comes out in a hurry. <What's between us, exactly?>

>Honestly...I don't know what to call it.
>What do you think?
>I think of you as a daughter. Family.
>There's...something more between us, Abby.
>write-in
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>>26550944

Can we carry Flint with us? He loves flying!
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>>26550946
>Honestly...I don't know what to call it.
>What do you think?
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>>26550946
>Give her the D
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>>26550946
<I think of you as family.>
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>>26550946
>>I think of you as a daughter. Family.

love is in the way of order
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>>26550946
Do we have eye like things on our head or is it just blank?
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>Honestly...I don't know what to call it.
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>>26550946
>I think of you as a daughter. Family.
THE SHITSTORM BEGINS

>>26550966
Of course he can! We can bring the whole lot of them! What could go wrong?
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>>26550946
>Honestly...I don't know what to call it.
>What do you think?
These two. Fits perfectly for the character as well.

Inb4 pedophile.
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>>26550946
First two.

I honestly don't fucking know.
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>>26550980

It's blank.
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>>26550946
>You are mai waifu, I wubbles you.

Naw let's go with "I-I d-d-don't k-know"
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I'm gonna be honest here. I'd RATHER she be the daughter figure as well. But if you've been paying attention to the plot and not letting your anti-waifu reflex get in the way, you'd know that SOMETHING else is going on here.
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>>26550946
>Honestly...I don't know what to call it.
>I think of you as a Family
she has definatly moved out of daughter zone. but i still think family. band of brothers shit
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>>26550946
>Honestly...I don't know what to call it.
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>>26550946
>Honestly...I don't know what to call it.
>What do you think?
That's the only logical thing. We're not a soul-bound partner nor an upstanding figure for her. We molded ourselves into what she wanted. Better yet,
>I'm the hero you wanted.
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>>26550946
>Honestly...I don't know what to call it.
>What do you think?
I think you're you and I'm me and that's all we needed to be.
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>>26551002
>You are mai waifu, I wubbles you.
>I wubbles you
>wubbles

That is fucking adorable. Whatever we say we are including that word.
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>>26550946
Time to be sappy, ramble, mildly incoherent, and ultimately communicate nothing
<There is... love between us. I know that. The nature of that love is muddled, and confusing. It was the love of a parent for a daughter, before. But now... I don't know what it is. A wise knight once said to me that defining love is a tricky proposition, and I have come to understand that. He also told me to hold it close, but give it room. I will not shy from it... but I will not push it, either. The nature of my love for you has changed, but I'm not sure how, yet. Time will tell, and love will do as it does.>
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>>26550946
>Honestly...I don't know what to call it.
It was mentioned threads ago that shadows "Love" for Abagail is closest to the "Agape" form of love, Unconditional love as it is. The love that made us follow her across the world and into madness.

But it's pretty clear we aren't really any kind of parental figure to her.
We were less mature than her when we met.
If there is a familial analogy at all, it would be closer to siblings, or step-siblings.
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>>26551039
I like it. A bit too rambly but it's good.
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>>26550946
>Honestly...I don't know what to call it.
>I think of you as Family.
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>>26551000
>We are a mannequin

You sure know how to terrify me, SM.
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>>26550986
Technically shes the pedo.
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>>26550946
<I don't know. This is all new for me.>
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>>26551039
Yeah, it goes on a little long, but the core idea is solid.
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>>26551060

At the moment you look like a normal human, but your indistinct shadow blob form has no eyeballs.
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>>26551053
Just like an elderly gentelman caller.
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>>26550946
>Honestly...I don't know what to call it.
>What do you think?

Got to go with these. See what she has to say, try and figure things out before making a decision.
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>Honestly...I don't know what to call it.
>What do you think?

>>26551039
+ summa dat

writing
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>>26550946
>I think of you as a daughter. Family.
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>>26551063
"What's between us, Shadow?"
<I don't know - you've got twenty years on me, lady!>
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>>26550946

<I do not know of any name for it. But there is a Bond between us. Ever since I met you in the cemetery in Jacobs Field, our Fates have been entwined... the first steps of my humanity came from you>
<To take a human persepective, As Shadow, I am younger than you, even more so now that you have grown, but As the reincarnation of an old elemental, I am older than your Uncle, Older than Flint's Angel even...>
<Despite this, we both grew with the other in our minds... nay, in our 'hearts'.>
<I do not know what this is, but we are joined in a way few could ever even dream of>
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>>26551077

I always imagined we had beady little eyes like pic related.
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>>26550946
>Full waifu wooing mode.
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We should really ask her how she's coping. She's spent more years in the Archonium than out of it and she just figured out she's a half-demon.

We should get her dad's diary from Fang. She deserves to read it.
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>>26551119
Indeed. We should talk to Fang before we go, about that and other things.

I want to ask about something Michael said to Auriel in Ring City - he said that the angelic blessing (which is imprinted on her soul) was not gone, only dormant, and that it might be possible to reignite it. I figure if anyone knows about dicking with souls, it's Fang.
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>>26551110
But if we are black how would you notice them?
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>>26551161
I think the sage said something about using her dormant Spirit magic. We should get Adavan to teach her. Freja too since I think she also has Spirit magic.
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>>26550946
>>Honestly...I don't know what to call it.
>>What do you think?
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>>26551165
The goverment of fang totally sucks
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>>26550946
Daughter. Always has been, always will be. No shadowy appendage's
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You're not sure how to put it, so you just say it as plainly as you can. <There is love between us, Abby.>

Abigail draws back slightly. Her face turns redder than a a tomato. "Uh...um..."

You scramble to clarify. <Well, what I mean, is...that nature of that love...it's muddled. Confusing.>

"...I'm - I - well - I'm confused too." In her embarrassment, she abandons her telepathy. "I'm...not sure what to say."

<Me neither.> You stand in silence for a moment. But eventually...you do know what to say. <A knight you may have heard of told me that defining love is a tricky proposition. He told me to hold it close, but give it room. I will not shy from it, but I will not push it, either. The nature of my love for you has changed over time. But what that means...or what it is...I do not know. This is all new for me.>

By the time you've finished speaking, the blush has mostly left Abigail's face, replaced by a small smile. "To be honest, it's new for me, too."

<I guess it would be.>

"Um...here's what I think," she says. "I think...a lot happened. And...well...emotions were running high...so..." She sighs. "Why is this so hard?! Dammit!" You blink at the swear. She covers her mouth. "Um...sorry."

<...it's fine. Just didn't expect it.>

"Oh. Well...jeeze." She rubs the back of her neck. The blush begins to creep back. "I feel like you, sort of. But I guess...I think we should get to know each other better, before we...um...you know. Well, we need time." Her face firms up as she finally manages to settle on a point. "We've had time...but it was all spent while we were running, or surviving, or just trying not to die. We've never had time for each other. So...how about, at least as far as things between us go, we just think of it as a clean slate?"

>con't
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>>26551183
I was never clear on whether Auriel had minor spirit magic or if that was a misinterpretation we made.

>>26551209
No appendages is fine, but she really isn't a daughter figure to us.
We were very childlike when we first met, and she has aged 11 years on us.
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<...well...I don't think we should just forget about the Archonium. I couldn't.>

She shakes her head. "No, that's not what I mean. Just...let's not push into anything, and...outside of the rush, and the fear, and the drive...let's see how we do. See what I mean?"

>Yeah...I think I do. An actual relationship...without all the pressure.
>write in

>you will also ask her how she's holding up after this
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>>26551224
All this spaghetti.
I love it.
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>>26551241
>Yeah...I think I do. An actual relationship...without all the pressure.
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>>26551086
>people so worried about waifuing that they don't even realize that legitimately written romance is already happening within the story
and it makes me laugh my villainous laugh
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>>26551192
I see what you did there.
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goddamit, i enjoy shadow quest, but a /tg/ run romance is never going to work, especially with so many conflicting perspectives on both characters. i hope this wont ruin SQ for all of us
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>>26551241
Things will happen as they will.

GO WITH THE FLOW SON
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>>26551241
>Yeah...I think I do. An actual relationship...without all the pressure.
Well, we can try when we're not deciding the fate of the continent/the entire world.
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>>26551241
>>Yeah...I think I do. An actual relationship...without all the pressure.

Though there is definitely going to be pressure, given all the troubles that await.
For now we are in a rare moment of calm
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>>26551241

"Abby. I am not a man. I cannot love you like a man."

Guys, come on.
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>>26551275

Consider it an experiment.
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>>26551275
It's all good. /tg/ has been surprisingly mature so far. So many opportunities to go full waifu and they've kept to the characterization and his priorities.
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>>26551275
If it was any other place, I'd agree. But if I've learned anything here, it's that SM knows his shit. It'll work out.
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>>26551241
>>Yeah...I think I do. An actual relationship...without all the pressure.

I assume this refers to both a platonic as well as a romantic relationship. I don't mean to imply that we're committing to one or the other at this juncture.
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>>26551241
<Very well.>

<Do you remember the night you invited me to dance? Perhaps, we could do that now, if you like.>
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>>26551268
>silly anons
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>>26551293
I know right if anything we should romance an elemental like Hecate.
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>>26551299
>/tg/ has been surprisingly mature so far.
hasn't /tg/ been a giant schizo so far?
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>>26551293
So, did you, like, sit out the whole Archonium thing? I wouldn't blame you if you did - it went on kinda long. But you might have missed some character development.
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>>26551293
That's a pretty big take back on the last decision.
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>>26551241
I like what is happening, but unfortunately I can't see her other than little Abby-Sabby.
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>>26551241

<So... About my promise to you from either 8 years, 5 months or 2 weeks ago....>
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>>26551308
i like this
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I HAVE COMETH! SPENDING A TOTAL OF THREE DAYS READING THROUGH 58 THREADS I HAVE NOW ARRIVED AT THE FRONTIER OF THE STORY I CAN NOW JOIN THE DEBATE! I AM FREEEEE!
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>>26551301
>>26551299
>>26551295
i trust SM's writing, as long as there isnt another ring city, but its the players that worry me.
>rainbows
is a good example of just how disparate opinions can get, and even then i worry that people will hijack the relation to grant shadowy appendage. please fade to black in that case, SM.
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>>26551326
I didn't think the Archonium was that bad. We got some fat xps out of it at least.
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>>26551345

Welcome to the party!
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>>26551325
I've said they've been surprisingly mature based on the decisions that stuck, schizo or not. That doesn't mean they've been completely mature either.
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>>26551345

SO NEW ANON! DO YOU CHOOSE TO DATE THE ABBY OR MAKE HER SADDY!?
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>>26551345
Welcome to the family Shadow Brother
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>>26551350
Rainbows was us flailing when we couldn't think of an answer to a puzzle.
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>>26551367
TO ME WE WILL ALWAYS BE HER ALMOST DADDY
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>>26551375
What about the 02 bots?
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>>26551241
>Yeah...I think I do. An actual relationship...without all the pressure.
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>>26551350
>people will hijack the relation to grant shadowy appendage.

It's a benevolent dic(k)tatorship, remember? SM wouldn't let that happen unless he wanted it to.

>>26551375
Actually, it was a bunch of dumbasses insisting that "the first thing thing that I thought of" is a legitimate answer to a riddle.
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>>26551389
that was pure stupidity
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>>26551389
02 bots was hands down worse than RAINBOWS!
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>>26551397
Guess I'll post this. It's at it's most relevant.
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>>26551381
You're good at rhymes. I like you.
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So, uh, since i am new, did i miss some meta reasoning why we have not have not bought Shadefang Poison and and the consume passive?
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>>26551375
but the other option was the correct one, and there was 300 posts saying RAINBOWS IS THE ONLY RIGHT ANSWER
YOUR MUM IS RAINBOWS
RAINBOWS, REALLY
etc. that was really stupid and showed just what a quest fanbase can do in the name of opinions
>>26551389
my point exactly. with romance, those failings are complicated further
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>>26551389
As i have said before: A catastrophic self confidence failure, causing us to cave for fear of "offending" the robots and losing Steward's favor.

Still pure stupidity.
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>>26551427
Poison isn't very good for our build.
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You're all chewing the knobs.
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Honestly, I think an anon a few threads ago put it best. We're not so much her "father" but considering our age and total development at the time I prefer to look at ourselves as the older kid taking care of the younger kid (older foster brother) who took on the role of father to the younger child. And with time that has naturally developed into the raw beginnings of an actual relationship. Lets just see what happens
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>>26551445
But we would finish the Shape(?) tree. And therefore gain a passive wouldn't we?
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>>26551445
why not? seeing as we attack physically most of the time anyway.
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>>26551460
We end fights too quickly with our strength buffs. Poison is more for drawn out mage fights with some physical stuff thrown in. SM confirmed.
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>>26551427
Shadefang poison is expensive and has a percentile chance of working anyways.
There isn't really a "consume passive"

>>26551438
The only other option that people were going for at the time was the Moon/Eclipse, which would also have been wrong.
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>>26551445
SM said we've poisoned a few times, but honestly beast through most things before full effect.
>like how in our fight while disguised and Jun our poison stopped our foe from regenerating his arm but we killed him with the next attack and it didn't matter
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the tree that has poison in it is 3/4s not poison at all.
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>>26551460
I think the point is that we focus on blasting our enemies with so much piss that they're dead in 1-3 rounds. That's why a DoT isn't so good for us.
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>>26551489
>There isn't really a "consume passive"
There isn't? Is that some meta SM has revealed and i didn't catch?
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>>26551478
A lot of our fights with mages get drawn out though.
Poision would have been dead handy against the penguin.
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<I think I do,> you say slowly. <An actual relationship...without all the pressure.>

Abigail nods, and her smile widens. "Yeah."

<...then...>

You hesitate for a long time.

There is something darker than your Temerity that trembles inside of you.

It is fear.

Will she reject you?

"...then what?" Abigail asks.

<Where I'm going...there will be a lot of pressure,> you say. <It won't be an easy road. What I am thrusts me into the center of the conflicts that tear at Venia. If you walk with me...if peace is what you seak, maybe you just deserve someone normal. I...>

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACQIoZ8Nn8Q

Abigail embraces you.

You didn't expect it. She holds you tight, keeping her arms wrapped around your lower back. You gently hug her in return.

She lets you go, and gives you a stern look. "It took you a bit...but you kept your promise. It's my turn to protect you."

<Abby...>

She puts her hands on her hips. "Abby what? 'Abby, don't come, it could be dangerous? Abby, I'm an elemental, how can our love ever be? Abby, blah-blah-blah, I'm worried things won't work out because of things that haven't even happened yet?' Jeeze, Shadow, why'd you think I came out here to talk if you didn't think I'd already thought over those things a hundred times already?" She drops her arms and grins. "Besides, you still owe me a dance."

<...y-you too.>

"Huh?"

<Actually...I don't know how to dance.>

Abigail looks surprised, and then she giggles. "Yeah, I guess you wouldn't, huh? Well, you learn fast. And you can just grow extra legs if you need to balance, anyway."

<Huh. I guess so.> You nod to her. <I'm glad we spoke, Abby. I'm...very glad.>

"Me too."

<...I know...> You step a bit closer to her. <...I was in there for a long time. You were in there even longer.>

Her focus fades. She just nods. "...I was."

<If you ever want to talk about it...I'm here.>

"Yeah. I know."

>do you say anything else to Abigail?
>write-in
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>>26551489
true, but still, rainbow? who honestly thought Silence would throw out rainbow for any reason?
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>>26551522
we could never touch the bastard to get it to work
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>>26551459
We already got the shape-tree passive from fusing with Isolation on double 100's.
And we don't know if getting shadefang will give us anything else.

We are going to end up getting it eventually, to fill out the big grey section.

>>26551520
I'm not sure where you got the impression that there -was- one.
Well, there was Parasitic-Vampiric-Viral, which gave little bonuses, but we've got all of those and they don't lead to anything else Consumey.
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>do you say anything else to Abigail?
"I don't think anyone else should go through what we had to. It has ruined too many. Killed too many. "
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>>26551530
<Thank you.>
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>>26551530
Get back to questing and the real world.
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>>26551530
Tell her about her dad's diary.
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>>26551541
We hurt him pretty bad at one point. I just assumed we managed to nick him.

Whatever I didnt really want poison anyway I was just wondering.
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>>26551552
>We already got the shape-tree passive from fusing with Isolation on double 100's.
Ah i didn't catch this.I knew there were something i had missed.
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>>26551553
She's already been through part of that. Archonium and all.
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>>26551530
><...y-you too.>
Oh, you.

Talk to her about those wings we promised.
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>>26551530
<Thanks, my angel>
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>>26551577
I'm leading up to us CONSUMING it.
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>>26551530
><...y-you too.>
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>>26551530

we do need to bring up the old promise of using Servant on her... It is her call, but we did promise...
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>>26551530
><...y-you too.>
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if we do mention servant we should mention the stage beyond it as well.
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>>26551530
not to start anything, but c'mon she's earned Servant
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>>26551585
A man with priorities.
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>>26551612

daggum is that OC
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>>26551530
This is some serious freudian shit right here.
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>>26551636
i try, seemed appropriate
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>>26551636
Looks like a Ragnarok Online PC so I don't think so.
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Okay, mention dad's diary, the archonium itself.

Writing.
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>>26551677
making her an angel.....
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>>26551637
Freud was on drugs I reckon he was bullsihtting half the time.
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>>26551692
And?
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>>26551637
exactly she knows the only thing that will come from human-elemental relations is a horrible demi-human monster( If we are fertile ). Which is why we should be romancing other elementals like ourselves. (This begs the question of whether we can have elemental offspring )
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>>26551700
Fuck him?
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>>26551702
Nah it is more that we have for a long time been a father figure for her. Would be weird no?
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>Dave pre-tentacle-ification
Yes, I realize the filename "Angel of Chaos" is kinda ironic.
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>>26551702
Abby: Shadow, I'm pregnant
Shadow: XD
Abby: and Flint's the father
Shadow.....
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>>26551717
We as players have seen ourselves as a father figure somewhat, but we really haven't been.
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>>26551702

Well, if the Archonium vision is anything to go by, we're incapable of fathering kids.

Then again, I'm not sure whether we can trust any of the "real world" knowledge we may have gained from the vision.

Guys, is it possible that the Elf Queen's message wasn't a true message, but instead Shadow's desire to somehow be free from the petty conflicts that divide Venia? What if the new Order/Chaos dichotomy was Shadow's attempt to consolidate his understanding of the world?

I doubt SM would throw this angle at us and then later back down, but it's an interesting thought.
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>>26551692
Freud's entire psychological theorems were just him projecting his obsession for his mother and his repressed homosexual desires on the rest of the human psyche. It's bullshit but it has little to do with drugs.

>>26551702
Shadow isn't an element. We're not an elemental.
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>>26551727
Except for taking care of her when her parents died? We are the father, Adavan is the mother?
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>>26551727
Aw well, we can play father figure to all the shadow and spirit mages we freed.
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>>26551530
<Now, Abby... I do believe I made you a promise a long time ago. Well, a long time from your perspective, but... gah, this time business is confusing. I'm sorry, let me start over.>
<I know you aren't a little girl anymore, but... are you too grown up to want the pair of wings I promised you?>
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You tell Abigail about your current goal - to find the staff of winds and help Sir Flint. She's shocked by the news of the Shel'kath - which she never knew of while she was just a girl - but resolves to help you as much for Flint's sake as yours.

<Before the battle at Evinbrook,> you say, <I went back to Jacob's Field...and I investigated your home.>

Abigail nods. "I remember when you told me, back...inside."

<Your father write a diary. The archmage has it now, but if you asked, I think he'd probably return it to you.>

"I see." She sighs. "That means I'll have to talk to him again."

<About the archonium...> You eye her. <How would you feel if it...just went away?>

"Fan-fuckingtastic," she spits. You blanch in terror. Abigail bites her lip, then coughs. "Uh...for a while, I thought saying bad words without anyone to tell me to stop was...cool. Got boring fast."

<...oh.>

"Um...anyway...if it went away...I sure wouldn't complain."

The balcony door opens. You both turn toward the sound.

>con't
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>>26551723
But he has tentacles in that pic.
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>>26551677
SM can we get other elementals "pregnant"? If not is there a way fro elementals to reproduce?
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>>26551740
Im just saying that I bet all the drugs didnt do him any favors.
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>>26551740
Yup. Exactly what i meant when i said freudian.
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>>26551755
WE ORDER BRAH
WE CAN'T BE MAKING NO BABBIES WITH BEINGS OF MAGIC
DAT CHAOS SHIT IS TOO WHACK YO
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>>26551744
>"Uh...for a while, I thought saying bad words without anyone to tell me to stop was...cool. Got boring fast."

>>26551755
Bash their heads together until they combine into something new?
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>>26551745
It's actually a snake. But even if it was a tentacle, he's still more man than shadowy appendage pile here.
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>>26551741
We didn't take care of her. We hung out for a day as some sort of psuedo-pet and then she got carried around by Adavan and then adopted by Fang.
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>>26551767
Can we get Chaos pregnant?
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Fang is there. He looks at Abigail. She stares back at him, silent. He clears his throat. "...about your position here."

"I don't - "

"Please," Fang says. The word sounds odd in his mouth. Rusty. "Let me finish. Please, Abigail."

Abigail folds her arms, but nods.

Fang looks past you both, out over the city. "A long time ago...my father sent me into the Archonium. I was 22 years old - 13 years more experienced than you. I only spent months inside, but what I experienced there..." He stops, shakes his head. "I never forgave him. I thought that, my family...when I...when my son..." Fang's jaw clenches tight. "It doesn't matter anymore. But I thought that I would do things differently. I thought that, despite having changed by that thing, I would be better than him. I was wrong. It is only now that I realize...truly understand how he felt. Moreso, even. The pressure on his shoulders to compete with angels that have hundreds of years of experience, veterans of a war that tore our world into pieces. The sheer desperation."

"Don't spoon me justifications," Abigail says. They're harsh words, but her voice is quiet. "Just say what you wish to say."

"I do not expect your forgiveness," Fang says. "I do not deserve it. But I did what I did because I believed that you...would fix my mistakes. That you could bring Archon to a better place. That under your leadership...maybe you would not need such a terrible thing any longer." He inhales, straightens, and looks at her. "Should you wish, with your current strength, a seat on the council could be yours. I don't wish to hear your answer immediately. But...there are many people in this city that could use your strength."

>con't
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>>26551777

Even if we can't, Sorry is now obligated to write smut of it....

How much shame can one man gather before it becomes his pride?
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>>26550636
The last one is nice at least.
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>>26551776
But she clearly formed a bond, most likely for her a fatherly bond. Since she needed someone to replace her parents when they died. We are more like a negligent father who came riding in when she was in trouble. This is clearly an unhealthy obsession for her.
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>>26551813
>That under your leadership...maybe you would not need such a terrible thing any longer.
Changed my mind, I'm with the COMSUME ARCHONIUM people now!
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>>26551825
It could have just as easily been a precocious crush. Which is more likely considering what it turned into.
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>>26551814
> and thus Balance was born
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>>26551847
I was posting lots of doom and gloom about it, and I wanted to eat it eventually.

I just wanted to do it after establishing a reason other than reactive anger, working around the consequences of it's disappearance, and hopefully after finding out a little bit more about the device's origin.

With fang siding with "Get rid of it" I'm feeling a bit less worried.
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>>26551848
Directly after she lost her parents? It is much more likely we replaced an already existing role in her life. Particularly since she was so young and highly dependent on her parents.
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"Are you serious about what you said?" Abigail asks. "About the Archonium?"

A fire lights in Fang's eyes, a fierceness that you haven't seen since he blasted through the Palthair mines. "Abigail, I hate that thing more than you can possibly imagine."

"I seriously doubt that," Abigail says. She glances at you. "Are you thinking what I'm thinking?"

Even though the words are telepathic, you can feel the spit you put into them. <I'm thinking -exactly- what you're thinking.>

Abigail storms foward, brushing past her uncle. You stay right on her tail. Fang hurredly follows, and you draw Adavan along when you pass through the entrance ot Fang's tower. In short order, she leads you back through the halls and into the Archonium's chamber.

"Shadow," she says. She gestures toward the artifact with an inviting hand.

<With pleasure.>

"Wait," Fang says. "You're not going to - "

Abigail turns on him in an instant. "You want me to consider what you said? Then prove it."

"...I understand what you mean," Fang says. "But if you destroy this thing...Archon is not in a position where the council at large could approve or even appreciate this move. You could never be a councilor. You would be run out of the city."

"Then I don't want to be a councilor. And we'll be leaving shortly, anyway."

"Abby - "

"Don't even try it," Abigail says. "You want me to give you a chance? Here it is." She strides up to him, and in that moment you see the Empress within her. "Do you have a single ounce of your heart left? Do you care at all for me? Did you care about my father?"

"...I loved your father," Fang says quietly. "He was my brother."

"Then shut up and stand back. Or, prove you're a hypocrite, and try and stop us."

Fang's lips move as his brain rattles for the words. But after a moment, he drops his hand, closes his mouth, and takes a step back.

Abigail looks to you expectantly.

>CONSUME the Archonium
>...no. Not yet. (write-in)
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>>26551814
I am unsure if it is possible to write smut about an abstract concept.
Besides, I have to work on Hamil x Tyrael. It been difficult, because I do not grasp the nuances of homosexual copulation - also, I keep looking away involuntarily every time I attempt to investigate. But I feel like it needs to be written, so I press forward.
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>>26551886
I'd actually put Adavan in the father roll, or Flint. Both have shown that sorta care for us... however we have been her knight in shadowy armor. Protecting rather then nuturing.

>>26551901
CONSUME
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>>26551886
She knew us for a day or so, we could barely even communicate, and then she spent 3 months being taken care of by Adavan. Adavan is more a father figure than us. She developed her feelings after those three months.
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>>26551901
The only reason I would wait on it would be to take time and repair Isolation so we can use hunger on the archonium safely and possibly raise the result.
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>>26551901
<I will do it if you wish me to, however, he may be correct. Removing it may destabilize the political situation.>
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>>26551901
>CONSUME the Archonium
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>>26551901
consume it, ask fang if he truly wants to change the world
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>>26551901
IT'S TIME. CONSUME.
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>>26551901
We have to see this as a whole and be responsible. Despite being a horrible contraption, the immense use you can get from stopping time and having a demiplane is to valuable to waste. We need to be BOTH temerity and humanity. We are judgement. Sometimes we need to stay cool.
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>>26551928
>>26551901
Would this actually help us SM?
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>>26551901
>time to CONSUME
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>>26551901
Eat that shit, yo.
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>>26551901
>>CONSUME the Archonium

And speak.

<Fang, you profess that you do what is necessary - even when it is questionable. If what you told me about Abigail - about the experiment you did with your brother, and about the hope you have for her - is true, then this... thing is no longer necessary. As you said yourself, if Abigail fails, the city is doomed regardless.>

And then CONSUME
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>>26551939
This.
Then end up CONSUMING it anyway, because we all know it'll end that way, even those of us who don't want it to.
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>>26551959
>>26551928

nah won't make a difference
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>>26551901
Eat that fuckin Archonium son.
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>>26551901
>...no. Not yet. (write-in)
this thing can churn out powerful and focused mages also Abby could never be the ruler if we CONSUME it now. Would Goku destroy the hyperbolic time chamber?
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>>26551901
>CONSUME the Archonium
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>>26551901
<Abby, as much as i wish this door into nothingness Fang has a point. If not for his sake then for the people of Archon, would you leave Fang to be fed to the wolves that destroying this dorr would stir up while we fight kingdoms away? Would you destroy Archon and her people, the one good thing he has tried to leave you in this world?>
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>>26551901
<What say you, Darkxis?>
>Darkxis' face when
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>>26551901
Can I suggest instead of 2d50 we do something like 4d25?

Ask her if she's doubly sure. This is a pretty big step, and we don't want her to ruin her future
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>>26551901
>CONSUME the Archonium
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>>26551901
>no
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>>26551901
<I am not fond of this thing>

Hunger... hungers.
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>>26551983
It was a future she was forced into.
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>>26551928
i'll second this, also gives us time to explain to fang that he needs to see the world as it is to his niece
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>>26551981
>still not shopped with Darkxis face....
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>>26551901
>CONSUME the Archonium
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>>26551901
>...no. Not yet. (write-in)
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>>26551901
>CONSUME

<Fang, you tricked Abigail into the Archonium so that she may lead Archon. Were she not strong enough to rally the council around her simply because a magical trinket disappeared, then there was no point to putting her through those trials at all. We don't need this anymore. Change is coming.>

>>26551981
<THIS ONE'S FER YOU MAH SECOND NIGGAH!>
OMNOMNOMNOMNOM
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>>26551914
Hmmm you might be right. Adavan is more the father role. We are more te mother role. Making this even more freudian.

>>26551920
If you mean that she did not develop a bond after the first meeting, then you have clearly read a different story then me.
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>All of these idiots actually saying no.
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>>26551901
>>CONSUME the Archonium
Hells yes
All my yes
No one will have to go through uncomfortable bullshit like that ever again
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To the anti CONSUMErs... SM himself said he recommend eating it. We are going to be facing two demon lords sooner or later.
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>>26552029
Why should we eat it? Can't you see the potential?
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>>26552033
>SM recommended it
Not that I'm anti-consume, but that's not a good reason to do anything.
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>>26551901
I think people are saying no because we need Archon to fight and i doubt they'd do it if the whole city was in chaos from us eating the gate
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>>26552041
What potential?
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>>26552032
it made us stronger though didn't it? We also learned a lot about ourselves. Imagine if we threw Flint in.
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>>26552028
All I'm saying is that you're making it a parental bond when it doesn't really seem like it.
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>>26552029
I'm sorry for momentarily pausing before rushing into a clearly important decision.
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>>26551901
hold off for a little while, explain to fang that this is the only thing he can do to not have his niece kill him. then we eat it after getting hunger to resonant
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>>26552051
The potential of a time-slowed demiplane.
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>>26551983
What, so we'd have a more boring roll?


Also picture related
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>>26552041
i see 2d50 experience for eating. what is there to gain by leaving it?
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>>26552051
its potential to create powerful mages
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>>26552041
you have to go through soul searching bullshit every time you go in on your own and cant take anything from there with you.
The only potential it has is as potential exp.
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>>26552058
There were a bond. Do you agree on that?
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>>26552041
>Can't you see the potential?

Go away, Fang.
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>>26552032
>>26552033
>>26552041

I was one of the anti-consumers last thread, but hasn't SM stated that the souls trapped within are doomed?

It would be morally wrong to kill innocents who were probably thrown into the Archonium for reasons just like Abigail.

Yes, we need the power.

But haven't we gotten so far without breaking our code?
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>>26552055
And then he didn't come out and if he did he'd be older and horribly bitter and broken.
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>>26552066
It's ruined now anyway.
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>>26552074
Why couldn't we change it?
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>>26552050
This is the simple and honest truth.

We need a politically stable Archon, considering there's a belligerent demon army on the doorsteps of every nation, and the angelic dictatorship.
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>>26552066
ummm..... no? There's a lot more to the Archonium than just that, and the extra's aren't gonna help sell that shit
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>>26552079
we could go get him just like we did with Abigail
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>>26552078
They're dead jim, they all die from the time accell.
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It KILLS people 25% of the people who go in NEVER leave.

It also turns them into ruthless powermongers as evidenced by Fang.
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>>26552075
Yes. I've agreed on that the whole time. You seeming to think it has to be either a fatherly or motherly one was the only thing I found disagreeable.
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There's more debate on this than I suspected.

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On one hand, you've got a sort of way to speed up time to train powerful mages...although it is really a lot more dangerous than that. You've also got Abigail's future in Archon to consider; it's immediate political suicide for her to destroy this thing.

On the other hand, she doesn't seem to care all that much about a political position in Archon. Her face tells you she's never been more sure of anything in her entire life.

And frankly, you wouldn't be sad to see it go.

Fang already told you that everyone in the archonium that didn't make it out is dead. It's not a memorial...it's a gravestone.

What do you do?

Vote 1:
>consume

Vote 2:
>No...not yet.
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>>26552073
At the cost of losing a decent portion of them? How wonderful
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>>26552078
Doomed.
As in, we shouldn't care about them because we can't possibly save them.
If anything, it would end their misery.
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>>26552078
He said they are allready dead because lol magic time bullshit.
>>26552086
How the fuck do we do that? its older than elemental lords.
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>>26552111
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>>26552078
They. Are. Dead. This has been stated - there is no one trapped in eternal purgatory.

They all died of old age.
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>>26552096
That's fucking stupid and dangerous.
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>>26552050
this plain and simple. are we forgetting the war coming. not saying don't eat it, but would leaving Archon in turmoil is not good
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>>26552111
>1
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>>26552111
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>>26552111
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>>26552111
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>>26552111
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>>26552111
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>>26552111
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>>26552111
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>>26552111
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>>26552087
The assmuption as stated by SM is that we will have dealt with the long term problems long before they come into play.
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>>26552111
1
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>>26552111
1
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>>26552111
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>>26552111
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>>26552111
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>>26552111
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>>26552111
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>>26552111
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>>26552111
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>>26552111
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>>26552131
>being this dumb
Either you're not the real Redeath, or you've been around long enough to know how this works
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>>26552111
2
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>>26552111
1
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>>26552131
this aint ghost quest red
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>>26551901
No, not yet
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>>26552111
2
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>>26552111
1
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>>26552131
>>26552192
>>26552177
I know, I know. My finger slipped.
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>>26552111
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>>26552111
2
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>>26552111
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>>26552109
Right. So what kind of bond was it? What kind of bond do you think is most likely a recently orphaned nine year old would get to a protective, caring and strong individual?
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>>26552111
1
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>>26552111
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>>26552111
guys, we should defiantly eat it at some point, but is destroying Archon from the inside when they find out the Archonium is gone really worth it?
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There are significant political repercussions which will bite us, but I don't think it's relevant to Shadow. Stopping this thing from hurting any more people is what's important to the character.

As for Abby and Archon politics... It will be far more difficult, but she'll find a way. She's got a decade of experience with the state, after all.
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>>26552050
>letting a country fall into chaos just cause you ate one of their little trinkets
do you even lift, bro?
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>>26552129
>>26552050
I'm thinking this is samefag solely because you can't fucking type for shit.
No, I don't have any proof, and if I'm wrong that just means we have TWO fuckers that need to learn grammar. And everything else.
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>>26552225
They arent built around the fucking thing for fuck sake.
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>>26552111

cutting off votes

consume: 17

not yet: 11
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>1
16
>2
11
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>>26552225
if Archon cannot survive without it, they don't deserve to survive at all
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>>26552251
COME TO US, XP!
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>>26552111
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Vote 1:
>gain 50 exp

Vote 2:
>I roll 2d50 to determine exp
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>>26552244
>we have TWO fuckers that need to learn grammar. And everything else
welcome to 4chan, buddy
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>>26552251
>2 EXP incoming

Captcha: stilxp purposes. You're right captcha, 2 EXP are still EXP
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>>26552259
>>26552246
i don't know, we met some pretty petty people. plus the council might get pissed
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>>26552272
...fuck.
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>>26552255
Make sure to let Darkxis come out to play.

Also, can we use Temerity for CONSUMPTION? He did say he was the one draining the energy from all them corpses for us.
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Really hoping this cause fang to abandon healing flint.

Abagail might be able to take over the spell for him, but we won't have him assisting us for the showdown with the other half: He's going to be busy managin Archon where he though he could leave it to Abby.

Then again, things should turn out al-lright, with how transparently SM has been pushing for us to do this.

And on the plus side, it might mean we flat-out get to keep the staff of winds.
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>>26552272
2
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>>26552272
2
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Rolled 23, 47 = 70

>>26552272
This roll will decide my vote
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>>26552272
1
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>>26552272
1
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>>26552272
2
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>>26552111
Guys, as nice as it would be to see this thing go, Abigail is the best person for the job of ruling Archon. If we eat this thing, we throw her career in the shitter once and for all. We wait, we secure her position as Empress, and THEN we eat it.
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>>26552272
1
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>>26552293
Im a gambling man sadly.
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>>26552272
2
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>>26552272
2
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>>26552272
2
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>>26552272
Roll it off screen, so you can lie to us when it falls low.
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>>26552272
2
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>>26552272
1
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>>26552272
2
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>>26552272
2
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>>26552272
1
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>>26552304
Political power can always be seized. I doubt that the Councillors are going to oppose a Chosen Abigail.
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>>26552272
1
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>>26552304
She doesn't want to be Archmage. She never did.
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>>26552313

...no.
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>>26552313
He'd better not roll it using 4chan dice
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>>26552283
Even more exp What Fun!
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>>26552272
if 2 wins and we get less than 50 i will personaly murder every one of you
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>>26552333
>>26552329
fuck
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>>26552272
2
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>>26552272
1
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>>26552272
1
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>>26552338
my sides are in orbit
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>>26552329
Temerity is what extracts the energy for us. We get a bonus to consumption xp while he's powered up now?
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>>26552339
Well, the alternative is, we choose the easy 50 option, and TG gripes about what could have been over the next few threads.
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>>26552272
1
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Rolled 28, 41 = 69

>>26552272
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>>26552304
If she can't fix this, she'd be a pretty shitty leader anyway.
And honestly, as bad a decision as it is, it looks like she's coming with us.
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>>26552375
STOP WASTING THE GOOD ROLLS.
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>>26552272

cutting off votes
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>>26552272
1
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>>26552391
But it...
It's not a 1d20 or 1d100.
You clearly don't understand dice karma.
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Let's buy Eclipse.
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>>26552392
If they are close, could we have 1 die be 25 and the other one be rolled?
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>>26552392
Darkxis, if you have any love for us at all, do a good job of finishing your dinner ;_;
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>>26552272

50: 9

ROLL: 11

ARE

YOU

READY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_xOfrImp4Y
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inb4 1,1 = 2
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>>26552410
We should at least get Void Ring if we can. It will be a nice signifier of absurd power.

Also, saving 15 for a mana pool in haven.
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>>26552428
no, I am not, but do it anyways, fuck.
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>>26552428
no
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>>26552428
seriously sm. i am going to fucking murder someone if you critfail. someone will die. do you want that on your concence?
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>>26552428
>i'm ready
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>>26552428

No, I am not ready.
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>>26552444
I thought it's cost was reduced to 7 like servant.
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Rolled 45, 36 = 81

>>26552428

Rolling for archonium experience.

Keep calm and CONSUME.
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>>26552428
oh please
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>>26552428
I SURE AM READY OH BOY
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>>26552475
.... oh wow.
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>>26552475
hell yes. fuck yeah
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>>26552475
OH FUCK
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>>26552475
A good roll.
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>>26552475
Nice.
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>>26552475

HOOOOOOOOOOO

Damn I'm good.
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>>26552475
NICE
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>>26552475
thank the gods
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>>26552475
PRAISE THE SHADOW THE CONSUMER
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>>26552485
i am sorry for threatening to murder you fellow anons. i love you all
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I can not even find a gif that properly expresses my joy
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Rolled 12, 28 = 40

Zalgo?
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Virtual High5
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>>26552475
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>>26552494
ahh god damn it. we are at 99 exp. so close to perfect
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Complete Water Tree (57)

Complete Servant Tree (18)

Buy Ray of Darkness + Void Ring (22)

97 exp total. (Might want to cut out, say, Shadow Eater so we can servant Abby straight away though)
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>>26552475
Praise the night!
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T-the dice gods were merciful? Praise the RNG!
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>>26552515
source?
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... alright lets go give our Angel wings shall we?

(after asking of course)

Also shall we use CHOSEN for her or not. I vote yes of course.
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NEVER AGAIN.

THE SUSPENSE ALMOST KILLED ME

NEVER EVER AGAN
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>>26552475
I think I posted this one last thread too.
Oh well.
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>>26552526

You're at 103.
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>>26552475

Nice lots of exp...LET THE DARK TIMES BEGIN for no one will know peace over how to spent it.
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>>26552535
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVZczLuoJoU
these dudes, different episode
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>>26552530
Shouldn't we use Chosen on her rather than Servant?
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>>26552530
I'd be for getting void ring and seeing what it unlocks first.
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>>26552535
Not the poster, but it was some animation thing done by a couple guys, I could try to find it for you, gimmie a second.
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>>26552557
Servant must be done before Chosen
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>>26552557
We have to first Servant, then Chosen.
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>>26552530

We don't need to Complete all the water tree,I mean we don't need all resistances right now.
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>>26552559
thanks.
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>>26552546
wow . cant unto math.
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We have absolutely no excuse not to buff her up retarded now.

>Do not fail yourselves /tg/
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>>26552558
How about the choices being those in a fourth option for all of the above?
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I put forth that we complete the Servant tree (not a fan of Shadow Eater, but Tree Bonus yo) as well as one or two of the Chosen abilities.
Also, put a dent in what's left of the water tree. Get the resistances, for sure. That shit is for our Servants now, too.
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>>26552572
Completion bonus and unlocking might regeneration.
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>>26552582
And get some fucking summoning.
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>>26552475
81+22=103
Water Tree = 57
Void Ring= 22
Mighty Regeneration= 15
leaves us with 9 xp
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>>26552602
And then straight for Hydra. I approve. Was about to suggest trying to finish shadow tree.
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>>26552598
well now that i look at it i realize what shadow eater is good for. healing. spirit is bad at healing. shadow is bad at healing. without it our servants dont actually have a healing ability. so it is actually very useful
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>>26552530
First things first. Servant + Chosen Abigail, finish Servant tree.
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>>26552616
UGGGGGGHHHHH
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Clearly we could finish the water tree/ get whatever we need and OPERATION: HYDRA will be complete.
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>>26552616
Fuck summoning. We've got Abby for that.
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>>26552631
Oh, come off it, anon, we've been neglecting it the entire campaign, might as well indulge ourselves a little.
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Can we at least show a little love to the summoning tree now with all that experience? At least get Ghost and Summoning I to both get closer to Grave Silence and make sure that the ghost can't break from our control.
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My vote for RIGHT now:

Abigail CHOSEN
Servant Tree
Tree Gift - Give Abigail EARTH magic.
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>>26552556
Uh... no?
>>26552573
Here it is. "The Reward"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO0Os3LCdg8
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How about this guys.
we servant abby now. then shelve the xp discutions till after thread
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>>26552632
wouldn't we need Shadefang Poison to finish the yellow tree so we could unlock Hydra?
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>>26552649
Tree Gift only gives what we've unlocked, and we haven't unlocked much.
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>>26552626
I don't like it for conceptual reasons, mechanically it's pretty sweet.
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>>26552619

Add Robust immunity, toxic smog and spirit lash and we are golden.
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>>26552631
Wont stop, Cant stop.
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>>26552647
We should get into it for the stuff we'll need to complete other trees. Otherwise relying on Abby for summons would be a better idea.
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We could finish the physical shadow tree and get Pure Darkness.

PD is very good. VERY good.

>Pure Darkness - You can now use your shadow without a light source. Shadow attacks from stealth are just as strong as normal.

That means we can shadow dominate anywhere. Slice people up with auras anywhere. We can even use our abilities up in the air where there is nowhere for a shadow to be cast (SM confirmed earlier during a fight when I asked to use shadow physical shadow abilities in the air)
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>>26552661
It updates as we unlock more stuff.
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>>26552616

Why abby is ten times the summoner than us. Why invest into it went we have an specialist in it.
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>>26552652
I guessed, only saw the gif and could've sworn it was that but guess not
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I actually want to buy earth's gift if we get tree gift for Abby. It'd be the perfect compliment to her other skills. She'll have attack, defence, healing and shaping the earth with earthforge.
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>>26552649
Why Earth magic?

Shadow would be so much better. It would let her use Eclipse once we unlock it.
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>>26552681
All available abilities in the physical shadow tree add up to 85 and there are far more abilities we haven't unlocked.
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>>26552695
Because we'll need some stuff from it to finish the physical and magic shadow trees.
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>>26552695
We might not have her with us all the time. Plus twice as many summons getting summoned.
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>>26552706
Healing, constructs to add to her summoned army, etc.
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Sm how is edgy quest going
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>>26552666
I'd like to save ~20 exp so we can get stuff on the fly.

And saving 15 exp for a mana pool in Haven would give us a reliable recharge point and help them massively.

I'm mostly for getting Void Ring because it is a dramatic upgrade fitting for the magnatude what we've done.

>>26552705
Except that spirit does barriers really well, and earth tree is largely constructs, which would be drawing from the same pool of mana that her summons are, without the natural proficiency.
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The Earth tree is probably the most versatile we've seen. Abby is very strong with offence since she has all those summons and spirit. I want to give her some defence.
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"Well?" Abigail asks you.

<...with pleasure.>

You stand before the archway. Orange fire sits in the depths of the twisted steel posts, flickering, but unmoving. The silver sheen of the entrance reflects the room with an oily, rainbowed hue.

Time and time again, when you were in the archonium, you suppressed your emotion. You forced your tears back. You pushed down anger. You ignored your fear.

Everything you bottled up comes raging out of you in an instant.

You cast yourself over the steel. It resists you. But you will not be denied. It begins to dissolve, and a powerful, ancient magic long since forgotten is released. Bits and pieces here and there escape you and bleed away, but you're like a net - some fish slip through the holes, but the majority are hauled back to the surface. You devour the archonium, and its power.

>EXP: 103

"...it's really gone," Fang says. "...just like that." He looks at Abigail. "...where will you go?"

"With Shadow," Abigail says, "to find the Staff of Winds. And you had better keep your promise to help Sir Flint."

"...I will." Fang nods. "The staff will help supplement Archon's...new vulnerability."

<Are you worried?> you ask. <What will the council think?>

"The council will want her head," Fang says. "But a lot of people have wanted her head. I will deal with it. But moreover...many disliked the device. It will not be particularly missed...-if- we gain the staff."

<Do you have any information on it?> you ask. <I need a lead.>

"Indeed you do," Fang said. "And I owe you the first half of the payment."

Fang walks out of the room. You and Abigail exchange a glance, then quickly move to follow him.

>con't
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>>26552756
She had a spirit shield that held off Dave while he was going full tentacles.
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You trail him at a distance. Abigail glances at you. <Hey, Shadow?>

<Yes?>

<Remember way back when...I've felt Adavan's extra power since I woke up.>

<I wasn't sure if you'd still be interested.>

Abigail smiles. <I'd be honored to share your abilities...if that's ok with you.>

<It might be a smart move. Where we're going...you'll need the strength.>

Satisfied, Abigail nods to you, and you hurry after Fang.

>con't
>debate EXP while I write?
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>>26552753
>tfw I said some would want to bank a crazy amount of exp.
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>>26552782
>debate EXP while I write?
Oh, SM, what do you think we'd do?
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>>26552782
Complete Water Tree and purchase Void Ring

Servant Abby and buy some stuff from that tree.
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I'll throw some support for summoning in. Eventually we're going to be walking in a war of fuck-me proportions and it's going to pay to have expendables. Swarm method is incredibly legit when it frees us up to pick shit off at our leisure rather than constant dodging.
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I think we've relatively agreed on the Servant Tree and CHOSEN for Abigail... probably wise to vote first though.
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>>26552803

You get up to quite a lot in-between posts, by anonymous friend.
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>>26552803
Write smut
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>>26552782
Servant and finish servant tree,
maybe Earths gift, pocket, and automaton
>not sure about anything else
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I do think we should save enough for a mana pool, if only because we had some people working on a way to shield it if I remember correctly. Other than that, let's go crazy.
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At this point, I don't care what we get so long as it's not summoning. Everything else looks good, but summoning a shit.

Summoning always a shit, always will a shit.
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>>26552782
finish water tree. finish servant tree. servant abby
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>>26552671
In order to finish that middle gray blob, summoning will need to be invested in just a little first, not even that much experience since Ghost is 3 and the next step in between wouldn't that much more experience comparatively. And being completely quiet except when we wish to make noise is a big fucking boost to stealth. Only reason I advocate getting Summoning I also is that would make both Ghost and whatever comes after it useful. Summoning also has a branch that could be a per-requisite for Shadow Totem coming off of Ghoul, which is another fucking useful thing to think about.
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Are we largely agreed on the Servant Tree? Or is there significant dissent about that?

I'm lazy. Someone remind me how much XP is necessary to Servant+Chosen someone. Please
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>>26552782
What ever we do use Chosen on Abby. Hell, use Humanity while doing it.
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>>26552818
Progress on edgy quest?
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We should work towards eclipse, snuffing out the sun and boosting the powers of our shadow mage army is just too cool to pass up, we are going to need superior firepower if we are going to hold casualties low.
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>>26552782
Complete water tree, buy void ring and we can servant Abigail. Don't think we should Chosen anyone yet.
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>>26552854

22.

7 to servant, 15 to chosen.
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>>26552817
>agreed
>CHOSEN
There's obvious support for servant, yeah, but a quick cntrl+F shows that most of the support for chosen was just you. Like, there were only three other posts saying we should do it.
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>>26552854
Servant = 7
Chosen = 15

So 22 for both.
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>>26552854
22 for both.

18 to complete servant tree.
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>>26552868

we can save that for the meta
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>>26552875
do chosen keep their Servant boosts?
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>>26552852

Yes but not right now. No summoning.
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>>26552875
Do a vote for
1 Servant
2 Chosen
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>>26552871
We'll have an army of mixed mages. It's not going to go over that well for the other guys.
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>>26552838
How do you fucking know! We have literally one summon and he has been really useful so far.
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>>26552875
I believe we should at least Servant her, get the Water tree and Void Ring.
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>>26552893
YES
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>>26552879
We don't need to use chosen, Servant is eneough power for now, especially if we upgrade it a bit, and we can always use chosen later.
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>>26552898
how about
3 None

I'd go for servant myself, but you're naive if you think nobody would vote to do neither.
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People who are calling summoning shit are looking at the ONLY ONE summon per skill on the summon tree restriction as well as the mana cost for ordering it.

Then theres a chance of the summon going rogue.
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>>26552898
This.

Let it be finished.
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How about we make her a Servant now, and a chosen later on.

You know to lessen the impact of everything, we need to be careful not to make another Dave.
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>>26552911
Also she is much stronger from her time in Scholomance and the Archonium
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>>26552893
Yeah.

So it's 40 to finish Servant and make Abby our new Dave (Dave the sane, not Legion the tentacle beast).

Steep investment, but frankly I think it's worth it. We're going to need more Servants in the future, anyway - we've got a war coming.
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Fill the Servant tree, Servant Abby, save at least 10EXP, argue about the rest...
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>>26552928
Yeah i like that
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>>26552893

Yes. Anything that the chosen upgrade don't improve or override is maintained.

For example: mirrored resistance overrides shared resistance.

Another example: Shadow Gift gives servants several shadow magic spells. These are kept by all chosen, in addition to whatever else they get.
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>>26552911
...I was quoting Redaeth and calling him out on his "CHOSEN SUPPORT" bullshit. Not sure what you're trying to prove to me.
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>>26552921
I'm looking at summoning not jiving at all with our build and being a waste of xp.

Have tons of summons out? There goes our freedom to use AOE antimagic or even regular wide area destructive magic.
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>>26552921
Not if we get summoning 1. Which costs 2 fucking exp. And I would put cash money on the later summonings letting us control more than one.
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>>26552940
Thanks. All for finishing servant, but i still want to wait on chosen
>just for now
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Vote 1:
>servant Abby

Vote 2:
>servant Abby + complete servant tree

Vote 3:
>servant and chosen Abby, + complete servant tree

Vote 4:
>servant and chosen Abby, complete both trees
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>>26552928
Enough with the DAVE bullshit. I don't want to chosen her anyway for various reasons, but that is NOT one of them. Someone post the image, I don't have it. SM himself fucking said that our abilities won't bone us like that.

So tired of someone needing to say this every goddamn thread.
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>>26552972
2
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>>26552935
She has Fang-level power (though not finesse) on her own. Servanting gives her access to shadow magic and and whatever we upgrade, but chosen is a little over what we need to do for now, and it cuts into upgrading ourselves.
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>>26552972
3
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>>26552972
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>>26552972
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>>26552972
>4
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>>26552782
Complete Water and full speed ahead on whatever we need for HYDRA
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>>26552972
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>>26552972

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>>26552988
Greentexting invalidates your vote. Link to SM's post and the number ONLY if you wish to be counted.
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>>26552959
Why not literally use them as bait to ensure our aoe hits? They're probably not that expensive with a few ranks of summoning.
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>>26552975
This image?
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>>26552972
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>>26552975

Look all I am saying is that too much power at once could be unhealthy or traumatic. Doing it as a progress could be more reasonable and less expensive for us.
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>>26552972
4
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>>26552972
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>>26552972
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>>26553040
Yes, that image, thank you.
>>26553042
HEY THERE LOOKIT THAT IMAGE

I'm not saying you don't have a point, just never, ever pull that "We don't want another Dave" bullshit again or I'm going to snap and land myself in the loony bin.
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>>26552972
2
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>>26553080
We shouldn't buy Fear because it might make our friends be afraid of us
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>>26552972
4
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>>26552972
2
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>>26553034
I think it's generally agreed that we will be getting ghost and ghoul when we need them to finish things.

A couple people just want to pour everything into it when we have a summoning master who will be with us much of the time.

>>26553080
My disagreement has been that she already has quite a bit of power, and we need to be upgrading ourselves as well.

Void ring will be nice for a "Fuck everything in the general vicinity" power.
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>>26552897
Yes right now because if not now, then never. People have avoided that tree this whole time and will avoid it for as long as they can. We have 103 experience, even with the three spent for Ghost alone would still leave 100 fucking experience left. The one summon we have, wispbro, has saved our ass when we were stuck in Michael's rape tower, and made sure to tell Flint about our problems. Another summon won't be too bad for us and would serve as bait to distract enemies with if for no other reason. It's also obviously required for something really useful, but people can't seem to get into the tree. I blame Xella for all of this.
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>>26552972
might want to cut votes off now, otherwise samefagging shall occur
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>>26552972
1
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>>26553117
Of course. We should buy terror to make them terrified of us.
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>>26552972
2
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>>26553121
Don't forget Eclipse for the shadow mage army!
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>>26553122
This. We've got the XP for it, we should indulge ourselves now as opposed to later. Keep in mind that summoning will most likely unlock other options on the other trees, like Grave Silence.
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>>26552972
1
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dear god, this is almost as bad as the when there were no samefagging prevention in place... did someone find a way to circumevent it?
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>>26553132
If we buy Void Ring, we'll be married to the void and have no choice but to carry out Erebus' plan to eradicate everything and spend eternity with his waifu: the Void.
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>>26552972
1
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>>26552972
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>>26552647
Seconded.
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>>26553149
How does this stop samfagging?
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>>26553121
I just want to get literally any of the summoning upgrades just as long as we get one.
>>26553122
Five fucking exp and we have a summon that we know for sure wont go apeshit.
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>>26552972
2
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>>26552972
4
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>>26553144
. . . God damn your point. Yeah, maybe.
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>>26552972
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>>26553162
Spam filter people, we've been over this.
Multiple times.
We use the quote and a number system so the spam filter stops samefags.
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>>26552972
2
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>>26553149
Votes went longer than the five minutes it takes to stop double posting.
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>>26552972
SM has taken leave of his computer or something - I think we should ignore votes after 23:15 (rounding original post up to 23:10 because /tg/ doesn't track seconds)
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>>26553162
You can't post the same message within 5 minutes.

So if you're only allowed to vote with link + number, you can't vote twice without proxies if SM cuts it off in under 5 mins.
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>>26552972
1
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>>26553143
Eclipse would be nice, but i'd like to see what else comes off VR before we get it.

>>26553144
>>26553164
I'd be fine with getting Ghost, it's required for later anyways.
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>>26553196
Oh. Right.

>>26553182
Sorry. When i read through the threads i mostly just read SM's comments.
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>>26552972
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>>26552972

cutting off votes
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>>26552972
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>>26553080

I am not saying making her a servant or chosen automatically makes her insane. I am just saying that despise her grow and experiences Archonium giving her a considerable among of power like all at once, might be unwise. I could go to her head similarly like the power the Empress held. Not completely insane but easily to abuse.

Did I explaining myself more clearly now.
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As of this post;>>26553218
This is the tally;
1 - 15
2 - 21
3 - 9
4 - 11
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>>26553218
Should cut them off at 20:15 or so. Samefagging happened
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>>26553206
Huzzah. Although if we do get ghost we really should get summon 1 as well.
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>>26553230
Im pretty sure we don't have 55 people here.
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>>26553218
>10 minutes

Pah. I should have gotten an additional vote in or two - that's what I get for multitasking.
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>>26553234

Yeah, I'm going to count every vote on or before 20:15. I was writing, forgot to pay attention.
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>>26553246
SM's twitter has 53 followers. It's actually possible.
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>>26553246
People vote for multiple things sometimes.

Like I voted for 2 and 3 because I liked them better than 1 and 4.
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>>26553208
Oh, you're a new guy, it's cool then. Just kinda pissed already. I love me some good debate but this thread seems to have an exceptional amount of stupid.

At least the stupidity isn't about what we're actually voting on for once.
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>>26553273
I seem to remember a way to cheat this though,
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Huummmmm
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>>26553246
Like >>26553270 said, some people might have voted for everything but 4 because they don't want to spend the xp, or someone might have just voted 3 and 4.

And some guy just voted for all of them for the shits.
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>>26553288
1
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>>26553288
1
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>>26553336
>>26553325
Do it without emails and then I'll be impressed.
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>>26553336
>>26553325
Email field.
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servant:

servant + tree: 19

servant + chosen + tree: 9

maximum powah: 9

Alright, servant and the servant tree it is. That's 25 EXP, leaving you with a still-whopping 78 left to spend.

We'll have a scene and a new tree up for that in a moment, I want to get to writing this bit out.
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>>26553349
Test
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>>26553349
okay I'll link to this post with a clear email field
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>>26553273
>this thread seems to have an exceptional amount of stupid.
I think it's just that when you're making decisions, the things you don't agree with you perceive as having horrible consequences. That's why you don't like those options. Only in hindsight can we see that hey - it didn't turn out ass-fuck-mind-rape bad. It's actually okay.
So the thread, while active, looks like it's full of idiots. Reading them in the archive, it seems a lot better.
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>>26553371
1
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>>26553288
1
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>>26553288
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>>26553371
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>>26553354
>new tree
Aw hell.
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>>26553385
>>26553387
>>26553398
>>26553399

I call shenanigans.
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>>26553288
1
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>>26553349
Test
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>>26553373
I'm talking more about their reasoning than their choices though. I don't care if you want to chosen Abby or give her the shadow D, just use some basic fucking logic in your explanation.
Gah.
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>>26553409
think about it
I'm not using proxies I promise
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>>26553354
Let's hold further XP votes/in-depth-debate until end of thread, please. I'd like to get more plot tonight.
IDC if we talk about it between story posts, I just don't want to spend an hour deciding whether or not to purchase the X tree (where there isn't obvious consensus/majority) mid thread.
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>>26553387
>>26553398
this guy knows how to do it
don't tell them you bastard
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>>26553429
>shenanigans I say, how can I trust any votes from now on?
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>>26553429
It's the magic of unicode.
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jesus fucking christ. can't you people just enjoy a quest without having to get your way? this shit is ridiculous. vote on what you want, and if it doesnt happen, accept it and move on.
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>>26553439
haha good luck buddy. This is the exp thread now
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>>26553410
Hmm, when I paste this in a word document it has a space.
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>>26553468
'tis a sad day when the shadows fight themselves
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I still want to give her chosen.

Tree Gift is such an awesome skill.
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>>26553517
I say wait on that until we're deeper into some magic trees.
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>>26553493
so in a user-driven quest, with plenty of participants, people want to get their way so much they fuck over everyone else? /tg/ is comprised of that guy, coming together
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>>26553493
But Shadow fighting and conquering Shadow is half the plot.
hue hue hue
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>>26553517
Yes, but we will never agree on what to give her and we will always bitch when a situation comes up where she could have used another tree.

Just like we do with EXP.


She is plenty strong now, and we can always upgrade in the future.
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>>26553521
chosen needs a shadow mana pool sadly. We're gonna be away from one for a while.
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>>26553542
If we save the EXP we can make one in haven.
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>>26553542
That's a good thing. People want to give her Earth tree without even seeing what's all in it. I'd rather wait on that first.
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>>26553517
Good to know, too bad we already voted against it.
I still kind of like you, because you're not too much of an idiot when it comes to plot choices, but holy fuck you need to stop just beating your fucking dead horses.
Poison tree never.
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>>26553517
I agree, anon. But we'll let it rest for another day.
I'd wait to propose Chosen again after we've decided what else to pick up. It is a big chunk of XP, so if we have enough left after figuring out what (if any) parts of Water/Earth/Summoning/Poison (fucking really why) to pick up, I think some people will be less wary of not having enough for what they want.
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Haha, i tried a method to cheat and got banned for a day. Postan from phone.

Also, is the new tree that white stuff left from chosen tree?
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>>26553558
Robust immunity will probably be good against the Demon Lords.

But poision just doesn't fit with how we fight, especially now that we are going to be fighting alongside Abagail a lot.
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>>26553581
like proxies?
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>>26553581
He could have meant a new tree update. Guess we wait.
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>>26553558
Im going to laugh so hard if we get poisoned from something one of these days.
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>>26553594
wait till the demon lord fight
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>>26553594
Darkxis poisoned us

Also we faced a demon lord who seemed ot be literally made outta poison.
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>>26553594
I'll laugh even harder if we need to finish the tree for mighty regeneration.
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>>26553542
>>26553555

There is a pool here we can use. Also unless they have the shielding ready it could be counterproductive to make a pool in Haven right now.
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>>26553594
Robust Immunity when
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>>26553583

Just think about what comes next and the final bonus. Its more of an investment for the future not a purchase.
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>>26553604

I'd be willing to vote for getting Robust Immunity at least... It's only 3exp, and we know it WILL be useful.... eventually
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>1 exp away from being able to get both void ring and the water tree finished.

It hurts.
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>>26553617
Why not now?

Or even better... we try to finish (and fail to finish) the grey tree!
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>>26553608
Mana pools are used as "generators" for magical tech. Both Archon and the Ring City use them for power.
Building one in Haven would let them start upgrading, and using stuff from the wreck of the Noraleiv more effectively.

As for flying to mana pools, we have to remember that we can't fly too much, or the skysever will overpower us.
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>>26553594
>>26553607
And we need to buy other skills for other things, that we need in other cases and for other abilities. It's kind of silly to think it's funny just because we had other priorities.
I agree that the poision tree could be nice, but there are other things we could get that the majority seems to think is more useful. Saying we need poision resistance because we might get poisioned is like saying we need summons because we might want to summon something stronger. It's obvious as fuck and not really ironic at all, we just have other priorities.
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>>26553583
>we are going to be fighting alongside Abagail a lot.
Oh jesus I didn't even think about this.

Please, /tg/, if Abigail gets hurt in a fight restrain yourselves from going full retard. Protect her with tactical and strategic responses, like we have protected all of our other friends. Not blindly.
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>>26553591
Nah there was this thing where if you sent a lot of replies at the same time there was a chance that more than one of them would get through. Even if they were the same message. It is fixed now though.
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>>26553654
>tfw I want me some summons
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>>26553645
I would love to work on the grey tree, but I haven't said anything cause everyone's clamoring to finish water.
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>>26553673
we are going to be traveling with one of the most powerful summoners around. No need to waste our XP on it.
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>>26553651

Go back to the archives and read our conversation with Ila about making a mana pool in Haven and needing to shield it. Making one without having the shielding ready could be counterproductive for the community.
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>>26553593
Hmmmm, yeah that makes more sense. Still wonder if that white bit is part of new abilities.
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>>26553673
I also want summons
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>>26553670
Poor weak, frail humans. Pity we didn't give her as much protection as we could have right?
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>>26553670
Even if we don't finish it, I'd like to sink some EXP into getting great heal in case we fuck up badly around allies.

>>26553716
She still has great defenses from spirit magic, good enough to hold off dave.
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>White Tree
Controlled Chaos: Swap any person's element with its opposite. In the case of persons with multiple elemental alignments, swap all.
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>>26553701
Twice as many summons floating about, summoning for times we dont have abby with us and we need a few summons to get other more popular things.
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>>26553671
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>>26553716
Yes. Poor frail, weak humans.
Existence is suffering. It would be kinder to just... erase them.
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>>26553671
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>>26553727
that doesn't mean we shouldn't give her even more of an edge.
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>>26553716
Jesus fuck are you done with this shit yet.
This is what I was talking about. You're not an idiot though I'm starting to reconsider it but you are most definitely the most annoying namefag. Fuck.
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>>26553754
>>26553743
looks pretty fixed to me
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>>26553749
You're here to beat the shit out of the things we point you at. Unless you change your tune your opinion is invalid.
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>>26553757
I want to give her earth magic because it looks mad powerful.
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>>26553736
Ok, I was trying to give a reason other than 'I don't like summons' but I guess that didn't work out that well. I'm not seeing the summon tree lead to anything good, though.
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>>26553786
I want to give us the grey tree because it's MAD METAL.
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>>26553756
Why must you continuously beat the same fucking dead horse all the time? If you stopped just that you'd be a 10x more liked person.
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>>26553797
>grave silence
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Fang leads you back to the tower. Adavan and Flint are waiting on the first floor, standing together. When they see you march in, they look at each other, then at you.

"Both of you, with us," Fang says sharply. They fall in line.

Following Fang as a group reminds you of the first time you met him back in the Palthair Mines. He seemed rather indestructible, then. But his weakness, apparently, is a young woman gliding forward beside you.

You reach his study. Fang steps behind his desk, produces a key, and casts a spell as he unlocks a drawer. You can feel a weave of spirit as complex as anything you've felt unravel as the drawer slides open. You're glad you never pried into his private things - though the way he uses the room as a silent command center for all Archon, you would have hardly had a chance anyway.

He draws out several documents - a faded, yellow ledger, bound by string, that looks ready to fall apart - and several leaves of paper, equally aged. Fang begins to spread out the papers, and you realize they form a sort of map.

It looks like a forest. There are markings and drawings in a strange language - but you can Translate them easily. You read a few of them. 'Landing site', 'lake', 'greater forest', 'plains', 'deep forest: caution'. It's all hand drawn, and marked over in several places as the author updated it over time.

Fang puts a hand on the ledger and stares at Flint. "Something I recovered a long time ago, before I was an archmage...on a certain adventure, shall we say. The journal of the head of the Goddavis."

Flint draws back. "What?! Are you sure?!"

"Do I look unsure to you?"

"Who are they?" Abigail asks. You're curious yourself.

"...my ancestors," Flint says. "The Flint family is a branch of the Goddavis, one of the Great Families of Xile."

Adavan nods sagely. "Ah. The mystery of the floating isles. A shame it was after my time. Just by a few years, too."

>con't
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>>26553797
Other than going ghost to get to that one grey tree stealth ability left, or something something turrets I'm not feeling much affection for summoning either.
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>>26553797
>Magic turrets
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>>26553756
Chosen Gives a large stat boost, but no immediate defensive abilities unless you get army of darkness.

Multishade on top of her usual barriers will make her incredibly slippery.

Remember how hard it was to get to get a hit in on Whatshisface the evil lich?
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"According to our records," Flint says, "they were the only survivors of the sky-sever. Apparently, they disagreed with the method, thinking it too extreme. They abandoned the islands before the Black Hand attacked. When the spell was activated..."

Fang nods. "The Black Hand was annihilated - along with Xile. The remains are probably still inside the core of the sky-sever. That is the location of the staff of winds."

You stare at it, hard. <...that forest...is that the great forest?>

"It is," Fang says. "How did you guess?"

<I've flown over it more than once now.>

"Well, you'd share perspective with a wind mage that was flying through the air, wouldn't you?" Fang grins his evil grin, then plods a finger on the center of the map, the section marked 'landing site'. "The craft they used to escape was an airship - and one with an wind-based dynamo. That kind of power should be able to pierce the barrier around the remains of Xile. I believe it's still buried at this very spot, but I've had a problem getting to it."

<What problem?>

"Firstly, this map is old, hand drawn. It's garbage. I can narrow it down to, oh, ten square miles or so, but that still isn't helpful."

"Why not?" Adavan asks. "Magic that strong should be easy to detect."

"It's concealed," Fang says, "via methods unknown to me. From what I could translate, it can be sensed only by members of the family proper." Fang looks at Flint. "And that's where you come in."

It suddenly strikes you that the real reason Fang was willing to help Flint was because he would be usedful in more ways than he first let on.

>con't
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>>26553805
>ten times zero

Do the math.
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Flint leans over the map. There's a glint in his eye - a sort of excitement that you remember seeing from him only once or twice. He sees a new knighthood laid out before him, a legend in the making. A chance to make something happen. "Ten miles...that's doable. We could find it. We could do this."

<Flint, we're talking about the sky-sever,> you say. <I can barely survive it for more than a minute before it forces me to land. You're a competent fighter, but this is magic on the scale of the entire world.>

"The airship will take care of that," Flint says. His voice is rising. "This is about the Flints - the Goddavis! My family's history...damn, what my father would make of this!" Flint rubs his hands together. "Imagine...we could be the first to set foot on Xile in 700 years. The staff of winds!"

"Remember," Fang says flatly. "That's my payment, not a family heirloom."

Flint waves him off. "Right. Well, there's sure to be plenty of other things worth restoring to their rightful owners - my family."

Fang looks skeptical, but sighs, and reveals something from a pocket in his robe. It's a necklace with an orange crystal. It reminds you faintly of the crystals back in the archonium - the ones the Banshee made.

Fang nods at your glance. "A mana crystal. I've forged it over this past month." He holds it to Flint. "Go ahead. Take it."

Flint frowns suspiciously, then reaches out a hand.

>con't
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>>26553786
I'd be hesitant to give her the Earth tree (assuming we agree to give her Chosen) at this point - we're not very invested in it, and it actually has a good bit of overlap with Spirit (notably between constructs and summons).
Water looks pretty bangin' though, and we can see the entire tree (and will probably buy the entire tree, soonish). If I were to vote on a tree to grant Abby, it would be Water.

Poitn is moot - we voted against Chosen, let alone Chosen+Tree Gift.
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It glows brightly when he touches it. You focus hard, and you can see it's effect - the Shel'kath writhes uncomfortably. Its hooks and tendrils separate somewhat from Flint's soul...but it still remains latched tight.

"That will keep it from actively interfering," Fang says. "But it won't improve your condition."

"My condition?" Flint asks. "You know, really...I don't feel that bad. Sick, I mean. Should something like this drain my energy?"

Fang gives him a disdainful smile. "You have no idea."

"What the hell is that supposed to mean?"

"A lesser man would be bedridden, weak, practically unable to move," Fang says. "The fact that you're up and walking around speaks to how much potential you have."

"...I...have potential?" Flint seems stunned by the prospect.

"Obviously. You see yourself as average, but you're walking around with a three-ton weight on your back." Fang looks at him, then at the rest of you. "The Flints can do what they wish with the rest of Xile. I only want the staff. Bring that back, and I'll finish the job."

<You had better keep your promise,> you tell Fang.

>con't
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"Oh...I will," Fang says. "In fact, I'm looking forward to helping the good knight personally. I can't wait to see Arcturis's face when I waltz into Archon."

Flint looks annoyed for a moment, but then it turns to curiosity. "Just how do you plan on doing that, exactly? I mean...you, in Archon?"

"Simple," Fang says. "I'll personally lead a group of handpicked diplomats on a mission of peace and friendship. We all must work together in these dark times."

That gets your wheels turning. Something to tell Auriel, maybe? Either way...Fang's still plotting as quickly as always. He never fails to adapt.

Flint busies himself gathering up all the papers. Adavan flips through the journal, frowning here and there at some passages. Fang glances at you. "If there's anything you need to do here in Archon...get it done. I need to move." He heads for the door.

"Where are you going?" Abigail asks.

"To clean up the mess we just made," he says. "I need to mobilize my resources." He stops with his hand on the study door. "...Abigail."

"...yes?"

"...truly...I am sorry." He pushes through the door, and it shuts closed behind him.

<...he seems sincere,> you offer.

"...yeah," she says quietly.

<Perhaps we can break them of those bad habits. Someday.>

"...yeah."

You share a quiet moment, then.

What do you do now?

>fly to Haven to check in, make a shadow mana pool, servant Abigail
>fly straight to the 'landing site' area
>do something else in Archon
>fly to the shadow mana pool in Tarun Gakth, servant Abigail there

>note: cannot servant Abigail at the Archon mana pool, as it is currently very crowded and you need to leave within the hour
>well, I guess you could, but it seems kinda a stupid decision to just walk in there and do that
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I don't care about being liked. I care about keeping fictional characters alive. IMO the skills I promote will do that. The fact that others don't share that opinion just means I have to provide the reasons why and argue to that point.

>>26553866
>fly to the shadow mana pool in Tarun Gakth, servant Abigail there
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>>26553866
>cannot servant Abigail at the Archon mana pool, as it is currently very crowded
Wat?
Who the fuck uses it?
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>>26553866
> I can't wait to see Arcturis's face when I waltz into Archon.
>I mean...you, in Archon?
Uh...
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all this fucking text

guuaubrbbubrbuaubarbuarubarbaaa

WHERE IS SKILL IMAGE MAH IMAGE SM OH MAH SM
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>>26553885
>Provide the reasons why and argue to that point.
Except you're really just being an annoying fuck, and if anything, you make people want to vote for those things less.
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>>26553887
This. What the fuck?
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>>26553866
>>fly to Haven to check in, make a shadow mana pool, servant Abigail
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>>26553866
>fly to the shadow mana pool in Tarun Gakth, servant Abigail there
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>>26553866
>fly to Haven to check in, make a shadow mana pool, servant Abigail
BUT only if we have some sort of shielding for the pool planned.
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>>26553866
>>fly to the shadow mana pool in Tarun Gakth, servant Abigail there
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>>26553866
>>fly to the shadow mana pool in Tarun Gakth, servant Abigail there

Haven still needs to build their mana pool containment unit before we can make one there.
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>>26553866
>>note: cannot servant Abigail at the Archon mana pool, as it is currently very crowded and you need to leave within the hour
>>well, I guess you could, but it seems kinda a stupid decision to just walk in there and do that
Tell them to get the fuck out. Shadow Business.
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>>26553866
fly to the shadow mana pool in Tarun Gakth, servant Abigail there
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>>26553887
>>26553904
Man, I love people haven't read/can't remember past threads. They're adorable, like retarded puppies.
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>>26553866

We can take everyone to Haven, let Flint give Auriel a run-down of things. We can see if Haven is ready for a mana pool, If it is, we make one & Servant Abby, If not, then we take Abby and blitz to Tarun Gakth.
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>>26553866
>>fly to the shadow mana pool in Tarun Gakth, servant Abigail there
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>>26553866
>>fly to Haven to check in, make a shadow mana pool, servant Abigail
We left Ila working on that shielding so it doesn't fuck with the light mages. IF SM is offering us this option and (I feel kind arbitrarily) ruling out the Archon mana pool, I feel that the Haven mages have figured out how to contain it.

Besides, I want Flint to check in with Auriel before we wisk him off to more ADVENTURE.
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>>26553903
Everyone on /tg/ is annoying anon redaeth isnt THAT bad.
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>>26553890

Sorry, that should be:

"I can't wait to see Arcturis's face when I waltz into Arland.

Eesh, I used too many words that start with "Ar".

FYI, Arcturis Flint is Sir Flint's father and the lord of Arland.

>>26553887
>>26553904

Think back to my description of Archon, back in the the 30s. The mana pools themselves are heavily studied, are reinforced by magical spells and enchantments to keep them stable, and have large constructs with draw power and channel it to all parts of the city. They provide power to the floating public transports and magical defenses, as well as mundane things like light the halls of the fortress.

It would be like walking into a power plant and ignoring the maintenance crew while you supercharge Abigail with electric juice.
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>>26553866
>fly to the shadow mana pool in Tarun Gakth, servant Abigail there
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>>26553866
>>fly to the shadow mana pool in Tarun Gakth, servant Abigail there
MAH IMAGE SM OH MAH SM
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>>26553866
>fly to the shadow mana pool in Tarun Gakth, servant Abigail there
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>>26553935
Sounds good, though it takes a bit of extra time.
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>>26553866
tarun gakth, dont create a mana pool yet
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>>26553866
>fly to the shadow mana pool in Tarun Gakth, servant Abigail there
repair Isolation while there
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>>26553935
I'd like to do this, we need to check in anyway.
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>>26553941
and?
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>>26553941
It would make a great "haters gonna hate", "shadow just don't GIVE A FUCK" gif that it would.
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>>26553948
Even if we don't want to make a pool yet, we should check in anyway. And if they happen to have a shielding ready, there we go.
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>>26553956
And we've already used our "Fuck Archon, i'm doing my thing" quota for today.
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>>26553956

...uh...and you've been keeping your presence under wraps your entire stay. The city doesn't know Abigail is back; I figured you'd rather just fly to Tarun Gakth than risk that kind of exposure.
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>>26553935
I like this.

Reunites everyone a bit (exception of Obis and Joey) and we get to show Abigail the city we're making!

...Which she hasn't heard of at all yet.
Will probably be a pleasant surprise.
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>>26553866
>fly to the shadow mana pool in Tarun Gakth, servant Abigail there
I know we have a lot of exp, but let's try actually conserving it when we can.
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This mana pool business is obvious Shadow Master stalling. He's trying to write up something big.
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Could we fly supersonic with a tendril constantly lightly touching the ground to fool the sky-sever? Or maybe use our aura to constantly touch the ground?

If not, i vote we buy fast blink, since it might lead to teleport
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>>26553978
What the fuck did we do with Adavan, then?
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>>26553941
>Think back to my description of Archon, back in the the 30s. The mana pools themselves are heavily studied, are reinforced by magical spells and enchantments to keep them stable, and have large constructs with draw power and channel it to all parts of the city. They provide power to the floating public transports and magical defenses, as well as mundane things like light the halls of the fortress.
>It would be like walking into a power plant and ignoring the maintenance crew while you supercharge Abigail with electric juice.
Okeydoke, I didn't realize this. Also, you can call me lazy, but I didn't feel like digging through past threads to find specific info from an unspecific thread when I could just ask SM.
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>>26553978
and we can repair Isolation in his old crib
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>>26553935

This sounds like a reasonable compromise. Is everyone ok with that?
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>>26553983
Oh fuck, right!
Gotta show Abby our shit now that she's our waifu.
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>>26553989
I don't think he has an image for Servanted Abigail yet.
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>>26554007
Yes
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>>26553978
whats to be afraid of? we have a fully functional item here
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>>26554007
yes, perfect
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>>26553998

What do you mean? You didn't do anything with him.
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>>26553998
We waited until no one was around. Jesus fuck, people, read the goddamn archives.
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>>26554007
Indeedly.
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>>26554007
yup
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>>26554000

You should have read them all.
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>>26554007
Sure
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>>26554007
Yep. Even if we don't end up making the mana pool, It's a straight line through Haven to Tanan Garukh, so we won't be taking any detours.
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>>26554007
Sure.

Although I'm not looking forward to even more of an exp debate when it comes to making a mana pool or not, or servanting Ila too or not. If we get really unlucky we might even start a waifu war.
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>>26554007
Yep.

>>26554016
SM anon. SM is what is to be afraid of.
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>>26554021
are we bringing Adavan with us?
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>>26553998

OH, you mean back when you servanted him. Yeah, you waited all day until there was a brief moment no one was around and did it then.
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>>26554007
A-OK!
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>>26554007
yes
>inb4 Ila asks to come with us for shadow boost
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>>26553935
Nominating this.
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>>26554032
Are you doing this on purpose or did you just forget about the riddles?
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>>26554007
Yes
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>>26554047
It would just be 7 EXP, well worth it with all the upgrades we just got.
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>>26554038
We already offered Ila a servant buff, but she declined. She said she might take us up later, but she wanted to be able to stand on her own two feet first.
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>>26554029
I experienced them, but didn't remember that specific bit of info. Also I am a lazy motherfucker, and really didn't want to go digging through threads.
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>>26554055

Tuesday.
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>>26554007
Yessir!
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>>26554063
WHERE IS MAH SKILL IMAGE SM
WHERE IS SERVANT TREE BONUS FROM COMPLETION
OH SM MAH SM
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>>26554084
Speaking of the full tree, I'd like to get 1st level lightning resist sometime soon, given that we are now partially sharing our weaknesses and resistances.
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>>26554084
We actually have to use Servant first.
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>>26554058
Now with Isolation.
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>>26554106
...But did we not just buy those abilities?
Seems odd but if that's how it works I can be pati- OH SM MAH SM!
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>>26554103
This. I'd personally pick up almost all of the resistances, but we're weak to lightning in particular.
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>>26554106
We... already did, anon.
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>>26554143
I think it's so an exp debate doesn't kick up again and we start buying skills and we end up not able to afford summoning.
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Adavan just got a huge power boost.
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>>26554155
>afford summoning.
Meant Servant.
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>>26554134
I love how shadow is shaped like a doorknob.

Subtle
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>>26554146
No, we're going to Haven/Tarun Gakth to do it.
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>>26554162
Yeah, he's gonna notice that right quick.
Hope he's not on the lichy loo or something equally personal at the time.

Oh god shadow master don't write something like that. But I wouldn't dislike it if you did.
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>>26554144
We don't need to get all the resists right now, but lightning in particular would hopefully cancel out the weakness and mean we don't pass it on to our servants.
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<Alright, everyone. I'm flying us to Haven.>

Adavan purses his lips, nods. Flint lights up instantly. It's been a while since he's seen Auriel.

"Where's Haven?" Abigail asks.

Flint smiles. "You'll see." His smile freezes on his face...and then it starts to drain away, until all that is left is the cold face of fear. "...did you say...flying?"

<Indeed I did.>

"NO!" You grab Flint and lift him into the air. He kicks helplessly. "NO! NO! NO!"

<Just lie back and think of Auriel.>

Flint lets his limbs drop. He closes his eyes. "I'm on the ground. I'm on the ground, and there's nothing wrong." You gather up Adavan, who is more curious than anything, along with Abigail. She laughs and spreads her arms out at you step onto the balcony. "On the ground, on the ground, on the grouuuuuuAAAAAHHHHH!!!!"""

Abigail grins and shouts over the rush of wind as you zip out Fang's tower. "Wooo-hooo! Come on Shadow, that all you got?"

<Hardly.>

Flint shouts himself hoarse until the sheer speed of your flight erases the sound of his voice.

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BOOM
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Your supersonic cuts out. You circle the land above Haven - but you don't see it. Odd. Trees everywhere you look.

You start to descend, ignoring Flint's kicking and screaming. "Jeeze!" Abigail shouts. "Since when were you such a big baby?"

"If men were supposed to fly, we'd have wings, dammit!"

"I have wings," Adavan says.

"That doesn't count!!"

You feel an odd sensation as you drift between the branches of the trees...and you discover that they aren't trees at all, but an illusion. Haven blooms into your vision. Of course - Hamil's spell is finished! You'll have to congratulate him later.

"Shadow!!" Auriel is running - and her sword is out. "Compress your power, now! All of you!"

>con't
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>>26554171
We already used Servant, though. On Adavan.
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>>26554167
ahh fuck
that made me laugh more than it had any right too
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>>26554171
But Abby isn't our first Servant.
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>>26554189
PLOOOOOT
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>>26554189
Ahhh fuck.
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>>26554189
>"NO!" You grab Flint and lift him into the air. He kicks helplessly. "NO! NO! NO!"
><Just lie back and think of Auriel.>
>flints face see pic
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>>26554189
Use Compress. And Shadowmeld. 10 mana since we are planning on making a mana pool maybe.
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>>26554189
>"Shadow!!" Auriel is running - and her sword is out. "Compress your power, now! All of you!"
rainbows
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>>26554219
that guy looks like Sid the Sloth in that video
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>>26554189
Oh Shadow Jesus, who the hell are we fighting now?
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>>26554201
>>26554195
Holy fuck, guys. I'm saying he's waiting for us to actually spend the exp servanting Abigail before opening up the debate again.
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Maybe we should buy Conceal as well for Flint
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>>26554189
is it that orc? is it time to slap his shit again
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>>26554189
>"Shadow!!" Auriel is running - and her sword is out. "Compress your power, now! All of you!"

Can't get a right proper break.
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>tfw we just traumatized Flint and now when he and Auriel are making fuck he will start screaming about how he's on the ground
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It's the robots, isn't it.
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>>26554245

do we follow her orders, Compress and drop everyone?
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>>26554189
Ahhha..

Remember when we left ...either Tarun or Haven for Archon RIGHT before the whole Abby-Grow-Up-Gate business that Lucifer had been tailing us?
Maybe he's been a nuisance to them.
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>>26554229
Then clarify that the first time, please. Here I was, thinking you were just stupid. Sorry.

Anyway, yeah, this is why I always insist we check on Haven whenever we're at a choice of location. They can't keep themselves out of trouble.
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>>26554245

Ask if we can go slap his shit right now?
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>>26554229
Then you should have actually said so, dummy
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