>it's not like I'm tired or anythingSuptg Archive:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=Shadow+Quest+Archive compiled using with only story posts for easier read-through (thanks to contributors!):Chapters 01-10 (http://pastebin.com/jTWL7yBU)Chapters 11-20 (http://pastebin.com/JytY1cDw)Chapters 21-30 (http://pastebin.com/RW2seaqK)Chapters 31-40 (http://pastebin.com/ADKwTdWi)Chapters 41-50 (http://pastebin.com/fLRzR5PR)Chapters 51-60 (http://pastebin.com/DQVfskYg)Twitter (quest times, cancellations, updates):https://twitter.com/ShadowMaster_tgTheme music:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLTQ5PlEWko------------------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.
>>26685002>>it's not like I'm tired or anythingGood.
Rolled 87POASTING ROLL FOR THREAD SUCCESS
>>26685002> it's not like I'm tired or anythingI'm glad.Because then we'd have to kill you.
>>26685002it's 4am SM my heart can't take much more of this
You decide to wait in the lake. Whatever's coming, you've got the advantage - you can move easily and regenerate rapidly.>HP: 81/81>Mana: 4/58You reach for Temerity. It can't talk back any longer, but you feel its power acknowledge your request. It seems pleased to be involved.But you're surprised when you sense a report in the negative.The darkness that now lingers on the lake shore is not a shard of Erebus.You can feel it, now, even from the bottom of the lake. It's odd...it doesn't feel like one individual, but...a group. Maybe there's more than one shadow mage?>writing observation via periscope
>>26685033Please tell me we form into a shadow submarine shape.
Umm. Just wondering, but I don't think we've ever heard ANYTHING about "blood magic" before that post that got cut off.So. Like, what?
>>26685060It was mentioned a long time ago that the Sky-Sever was created with blood magic.
>>26685060Lichdom is blood magic.It's essentially magic that involves the sacrifice of souls, the raw lives of mages or lesser humans, as a catalyst. Lots of power. Highly unstable. Very taboo.
>>26685086God damn it fang.
>>26685086is vampirism/biomancy blood magic as well?
>>26685107And Adavan. He seemed fairly displeased about it though.
>>26685107Dude we eat souls all the time. Chill, its cool.
>>26685086So do Liches sacrifice their own souls or someone elses?
>>26685124Hectate kinda soul-jacked him to do it. Poor Addy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQg7e5NZJ7MYou extend a thin tendril to the surface.For a moment, you're not exactly sure what you're looking at.A white mask floats in the center of...the creature? The mask is decidedly human, but the body is not. It is shadowy, inky...now that you think about it, rather like you.And then you see them. Skulls, faces. Warped head, floating in the mass. Silent screams of shadow.You recoil in disgust. It seems that the wind mages weren't the only ones desperate enough to use blood magic - the Black Hand left this monstrosity behind.Its gaze finds your tendil, and its eyes - if it actually has eyes - lock onto your form at the bottom of the lake. A sphere of concentrated darkness begins to collect in front of it.It's isn't a familiar darkness. It's corrupted. But not like the demonic darkness you've felt before - that's just empty, devoid of something. This has something extra mixed in. You have a strong feeling you know exactly what that is.What do you do?>swim away!>dodge its obvious attack and teach it the meaning of Shadow
>>26685144...where did you get that idea?>>26685127Someone else.
>>26685144Adavan did it himself so he could stick around for Hecate in case Erebus did some shit.
>>26685125>>26685124True, true. I guess it's a cultural thing. I just hope they didn't force innocents to die for it.
>>26685152>dodge its obvious attack and teach it the meaning of Shadow
>>26685152teach it the power of erebus rising!
>>26685152>You have a strong feeling you know exactly what that is.And what would that be. I'm kinda slow.
>>26685152Stay in the water where we are mobile and hard to wound, and attack it from there.
>>26685152>swim away!We are a ridiculously fast swimmer and I'd like some mana or back-up for this fight.
>>26685152>dodge its obvious attack and teach it the meaning of ShadowMaybe say something to it telepathically as well.>We are /tg/, diplomancers that roll low.
>>26685152>>dodge its obvious attack and teach it the meaning of Shadow<Insolent creature.>
>>26685161>...where did you get that idea?I thought I remembered him talking about getting trapped in the room with Hectate, her constantly talking at him, and then him losing control and dying. Then waking up as a lich.Guess I remembered wrong.
>>26685152Shadow bomb!? Blink motherfucker!
>>26685177Same thing that's inside the Sky-Sever.
>>26685177You've identified this as Blood Magic, so it stands to reason that the "extra" mixed in is the souls of shadow mages.
>>26685177Soylent shadow is people?>>26685152Stick to the water. If that thing wants to fight, it has to come into the pool with us.
>everyone wants to fightOkey dokey.Dodge the attack, then sit in the water and let it come to you before smacking it?Y/N
>>26685233It's not near the water?Well then, run out and attack after dodging, then try and bait it back to the pool.
>>26685233Can we try to talk to see how he responds?Just say <Stop!> see if he reacts
Welp. Out of the frying pan into the fire.You guys realize this thing was made the same way the Sky-Sever was and is probably really fucking powerful, right?
>>26685203Sounds like you were reading the Black Company at the same time as SQmfw Hecate turns out to be the Lady
>>26685233Doesn't seem subtle enough to realise we're in our element in here. Wait.
>>26685275Yeah but we have ridiculous shadow resist, and are in the water where we regen hilariously fast.
>>26685284>mfw Hecate turns out to be the LadyThat's already confirmed.Assuming you mean the Lady under the town where Abby was.
>>26685275Just because it was made with the same kind of magic doesn't mean it's of the same caliber.Powerful as fuck, maybe, but it's not continent-engulfing NO FLYING ALOUD shit.We'll be fine.
>>26685275We just tanked something like 8 turns of skysever damage. And we have lower resistance towards wind.
>>26685312no, I was referring to the Lady from The Black Company. You should read it.
Alright, roll 1d100Also, last couple posts, I have work early. Just didn't want to cut it off from getting bumpb off.
>>26685323> NO FLYING ALOUDSo our problem this whole time has been not flying quietly enough? Damn.
Rolled 59>>26685338We got this.
Rolled 15>>26685338Just a thought, eating some meat and drinking a healthy amount of water does feel like it might be a working hangover prevention method!
>>26685344>>26685351No more rolls.
>>26685355YESTHAT IS EXACTLY WHAT I MEANTFuck I'm so tired.
Rolled 73>>26685338>>26685368Fuck you you're not my boss.
>>26685386>I want to get a 1.
Rolled 78>>26685338ROLLING TO EVADE
>>26685344>>26685351I think that'll do it
Rolled 1>>26685401The chance for a 1 is small. I'm most likely to roll in the 40-60 range, probably something like this.
>>26685450Yeah. No.Stop rolling.
>>26685450Never roll again.
>>26685450HAhHAAHAHAHAHAHHAAA oh wow.
>>26685450Okay, guys, this is the very definition of irony.
>>26685450Either this is that new magical 1-rolling method, or a heavy dose of irony.
>>26685450What sorcery is this?!
>>26685450Yeah, tg dice have a sense of irony.
>>26685450What was that you were saying, faggot?
>mana: 5/58The orb of shadow fires.It's damn fast, but you're faster. You slip through the water like it's air.The orb eats away at the water, leaving a hole, and keeps going, and going, through the muddy bottom of the lake, and down, boring a hole further than you can see into the bottom of the island.Well. You don't want to be hit by that.You glance back, and you're stunned by what you see.You'd think the water would collapse back, sealing up where the orb ate it - but it isn't. The water hangs open, as if turned to gel. And bits of shadow eat at it, devouring more, bit by bit, like a virus chewing up a lake.You really don't want to be hit by that.The monster on the lake shore makes no move to come after you.And then it's behind you, standing on the lake bottom.You knew it would do that. You're already turning, and your limb slams into its side - and vanishes through it without contact. Frustrated, you swim away, taking some distance - and your arm hurts like hell. It feels like acid is clinging to your skin, burning through your flesh. You wring it back and forward, and after a few moments, the sensation stops.>you've taken 5 damage>5 HP from Water RecoveryThe creature forms another ball of shadow.And then another. And another. And another, until there's at least twenty of the things, smaller than the first but equally threatening.What do you do?>swim away>try another tactic (write-in)
>>26685550Lets try magic this time.Dark Blizzard.
>>26685550Sweet Shadowy Jesus!
>>26685550>swim awayYeah, fuck that thing. Let's regroup.
>>26685550OH SHITERASURE BALL
>>26685450Quick, now do the same thing with 100.
>>26685550Oh wow it's like that black fire amaterasu attack from naruto!
>>26685550Multishade and run the fuck away.
>>26685550I'd suggest frostbite but we don't have the mana.>>26685589>Just like my japanese animes!
Rolled 12>>26685581Yeah it was a 1 in a 100 chance, probably won't happen ever again. I got a few good laughs out of it though so it's cool.
>>26685550>swim awayGet out of there. We'll need extra help to take this thing.
>>26685589As true as that may be, are you not ashamed to be the first to point that out?
>>26685587Haven't we been hiding in the dark underwater for a while now?
>>26685550Pretty shitty time to be confined to physical attacks (due to our low mana).I say run.
>>26685620Look at the post. It says 5 mana.
>>26685589>black fire amaterasuA who's what now? I haven't read Naruto in years.
>>26685580How much does erasure cost to use?
Rolled 5>>26685550Blink and punch it in the face.
>>26685620You were at 1 mana, now you're at five. Mana regenerates a lot more slowly than health.>>2668565010 EXP
>>2668565010 XP.Not sure it'll work on this thing though.
>>26685550>>try another tactic (write-in)>EXP: 11A shadowy monstrosity born out of the sacrificed souls of the Black Hand seems like about the most acceptable Erasure target we've come across to date.Not to say we should do that now, necessarily, but we should probably keep it available.We have 5 mana and physical attacks seem to do basically nothing to it.We've considered that Nightflare might disrupt a Lich's phylactery before, so perhaps it could be used against a different kind of Blood Magic as well?Other option is to try and telepathically communicate with the 700-year-old insane souls of an already-deranged cult of Erebus, but I don't see that going terribly smoothly.
>>26685589If you're going to talk about anime then at least talk about the good ones
>>26685450Nightblaze fucker could be a summon.
>>2668565010 exp. We have less than that after buying Adamantize.
>>26685642It's one of the Uchiha's Mangekyou Sharingan techniques. It's a black fire that can't be put out except by the sharingan, or something like that.
>>26685642>Not being up to date on Naruto>Running Edgy Quest after this one ends
>>26685642Magic fire that eats anything it touches until it's gone.>>26685650For one, it's shadow, so it would probably only cut off it's souls, if that.We can just run and hide in shadow until our mana gets up enough to face it with magic.
>>26685673Oh, wait. Nevermind. We can use it.
>>26685681Hey, maybe I'll go back and read it. How bad can it be?pretty fucking bad I'm sure but it'll be worth it for Edgyquest
>>26685650I was talking about what it's firing, not what we should do.
>>26685550Let's ditch this thing for now and figure out some strategy for it later. We need to find our friends and make sure Lucy isn't pulling any shit
We should dodge for a round and throw Analyze out, at least. See if there's more to learn.
>>26685741I am not going to risk being hit by all those different attacks.
>>26685697I still read it every week, usually while waiting for a microwave dinner or something. It's pretty fucking bad. You might want some drugs or something if you plan on reading all of it at once.
>>26685729They haven't arrived yet.>>26685741Analyze and run, we've got to gather the mana to fight this thing with magic.
Vote 1:>make like a tree and get the fuck outVote 2:>I can take this guy. Dodge the incoming attack and think of a new plan.
>>26685669Okay then. It's like that one main hero attack from the Psyren Manga.>>26685642Itatchi's calling card, passed to Sausageke. Basically the same thing, burns anything it touches.>>26685617Nope. Shame is not part of the professional NEET. For amateurs perhaps, but hey man give me some credit.
>>266857562 we punch the mask
>>26685751I only stop reading Bleach last year. There's a soft spot in my heart for those old ridiculous shonens that have gone on so long that plot has no meaning. Maybe it'll be nostalgic.
>>26685751He's a pharmacy tech, he can just over-order Vicodin and then go balls to the walls if he wants no prob.I know because my friend does it.
>>26685773Huh. I wonder if that will work.
>>26685773We already know punching doesn't work.
>>26685741>We should dodge for a round and throw Analyze out, at least. See if there's more to learn.This actually leads to an interesting train of thought.>>26685550The only blood magic we've seen so far has had a focus. A lich has their phylactery, the Skysever has the orb above the great forest (containing the Staff of Winds?).This thing could potentially have a focus as well. Maybe the conspicuous mask being carried around inside the otherwise amorphous shadow?Try focusing an attack on that point before dismissing physical attacks as ineffective, at least.
>>26685796the mask in the middle is always the weak point
>>266857562Take a turn to Analyze him. We might learn something. Could we use focus in conjunction?
>>26685780You should keep reading it, I hear it's ending in a particularly cataclysmic fashion
>>26685756I have to say I think we should wait until we have 10 mana so we can Nightblaze the bastard.
>>26685773Proper voting isn't hard.It really isn't.
>>26685756cutting off votes1 winsRoll 1d100 to disengage.
>>26685819We can throw out an analyze while escaping.Even if the mask is the weak point (it probably is) I'd rather fight it with good, reliable magic.
>>26685800lolwut.I like you.You and Sorry should write plans together.>Analyze, keep blood magic focuses in mind.
Rolled 97>>26685852Stealth is a gew-gew!
Rolled 60>>26685852I WAS TOLD TO NEVER ROLL AGAIN
>People who want 2 can't into voting/can't vote on time
Rolled 94>>26685852Make a shade in the form of a log and blink away!
>>26685852I'm thinking you're tired SM.
>>26685870>>26685881Hopefully the 97 compensates for the 35.
Rolled 54>>26685926I don't think it will.
>>26685926The way I see it, we're probably going to get hurt but still get away.
Pull back and wait until we have 6 mana and hit him with Shadow Beam in the mask.
>>26685938I've never been sure whether a roll set that passes DC on one and misses on the other constitutes a partial success/failure.>>26685955I'd rather we use water magic, I'm not too optimistic on the chance of shadow magic actually hurting it.
>>26685955>Shadow Beam>Made of ShadowYeah, maybe it'll work, but let's be safe and do something less dumb.
>>26686034And then we were sanic.
>>26686034STILL IN THE FIRST 10YESSSSSS
>>26686034SM is probably already writing so this will most likely be banked for the next action.
>>26685982>>26686001I say Shadow Beam because is precise and we will be certain to hit him in the mask and BTW even us aren't immune to shadow magic.
You swim rapidly, and quickly distance yourself from the monster. The black orbs zip through the water around you, eating away at your environment, but you're able to dodge most of them.To your surprise, the creature blinks past you, again firing. One of the orbs scrapes you, taking out a chunk of shadow. The burning acid hurts far more than you'd think. You grit through the pain and keep swimming. It fades after a short time, your aura working to repel the shadow magic.This time, it doesn't follow you, and you quickly gain enough distance to put it out of your normal sensory range. You're not sure what was motivating it in the first place. Maybe it's mindless. Maybe you just got lucky. In either case, the water of the lake swiftly repairs your wound.You surface at the opposite end of the lake.>mana: 6/58The forest looms in front of you. You're trying to decide on a direction when a break in the sky catches your attention. The blue is suddenly twisting, transforming into a swirling grey mass - and an airship flies through the wall.It's a smoking wreck. Fire rages on the upper deck. Pieces of the hull are separating from the main body, creating a sight like a falling meteor storm. You can hear the plaintiff whining of the ship's thrusters as it tries to slow its descent all the way from here. It slams into the ground in the middle of the forest, where the slope rises up a small mountain.You stare for a moment, shocked. Flint. Auriel. Ila. Adavan.Abigail!Just as you're about to start forward, you hear a roar as loud as an airship's engine - and the biggest dragon you've ever laid eyes on takes to the air, rising up out of the castle in the middle of the islands. It sweeps toward the wreckage.You need to get over there, fast.----------------To be continued!Next thread -might- be Tuesday. I'm working a lot of overtime next week, don't expect to have a lot to spare. Threads are archived, twitter, updates, brushing teeth, good night,see ya later
>>26686107>even us aren't immune
>>26686107(Ignore the grammar, Ignore the grammar...)We resist shadow to the point where it takes the strongest shadow magic to injure us, I'd rather go with something that won't be heavily nerfed by it's resists.
>>26686136BUT SMDID YOU SEE THE 100IT WAS ROLL NUMBER 10WHAT WE GET?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!!?!
>>26686136damn, we broke another airship, hoping there's an automated drydock here.
>>26686174Consider it banked for our next action.
>>26686136WHAT KIND OF DRAGON?! DESCRIBE IT!
>>26686174A certain something lost interest in you.>>26686195It's light green. Big wind-type dragon. Very, very big, almost as big as that castle.
>>26686136>Sky Sever>Black Hand Monstrosity>Gigantic DragonFuck Xile. Seriously, fuck this place.
>>26686212Oh.I see now.Yay!
>>26686239It's very pretty though, if you ignore the screaming souls in the wind.
>>26686212>It's light green. Big wind-type dragon. Very, very big, almost as big as that castle.Sounds delicious.
>>26686239It's not Archonium 2.0 so it's all right with me.Until one of our companions die.
>>26686187going off what the ships system said after Flint hit the override switch, there is... but it got downed before it could get there... and I don't think we are strong enough to carry it the rest of the way...also, preemptive question; Do we turn off the Skysever?
>>26686251And the screaming souls of the black hand
>>26686239all dat sweet sweet xp
>>26686212Sounds like we're going to have to get all metal on it.
>>26686239<Y'know what, Flint? Even if this place IS your birthright, I say your dead ancestors can damn well keep it.>
>>26686274So we get to consume the black hand monstrosity, the dragon, Lucifer and much more hopefully
>>26686264YESIt's an endlessly destructive maelstrom of wind magic fuelled by tortured souls and forbidden powers.
>>26686285You're welcome, anon. That boosts my spirits after I embarrassed myself posting in the QTG.Have a picture of the central castle area.
>>26686327You... posted in the QTG?Pics? Link? I so wanna see this.
>>26686264NONo god please no.Its basically the only thing stopping the Angels from raping everything with their WINGS and SUPERIOR AIRFLEET PRODUCTION.
>>26686346He accidently posted the OP to start this thread there.
>>26686349Good thought. We just need the Staff of Winds, give it to Fang and...Oh wait.
>>26686349Then we steal their airships.Or just skip all the first steps and wreck them outrught, because that's what's going to happen anyway.
>>26686372Bwahahahahahaaa that's hilarious.Great pair of threads tonight SM, I'll stalk your twitter for more CONSUME.
>>26686372Oh. I see it.That's embarrassing!It's okay, SM, we still love you.It's not like we haven't fucked up worse befoRAINBOWSBeing there and also being one of the only people against it was suffering.
>>26686376Fang's airships were barely stable enough to serve as a defense force for archon, they wouldn't compare to Imperial Airships or angels.I'd really like to get teleport while we are here, so we can lay a waypoint here and be able to come back whenever we want, assuming there is no mana pool.
>>26686376We're nominally on Fang's side, and his niece likes us.Meanwhile Sandalphon and his cronies want to kill us. Quite badly.
>>26686438Yeah, we need to confirm a mana pool first.
>>26686458What he's saying is that we're surrounded by the Skysever with no way back.He's also wrong, because Teleport.
>>26686494Also because Fang believed that the Staff of Winds could cancel the Skysever in a set area.
So. Any thoughts on fighting the dragon?
>>26686952Darkness Within Super Schattenkrieg