A wave crashed over the city, towering high over even the skyscrapers. You could only look on in awe as it came from nowhere. "Out of the blue" you'd say if the sky was still that color. For over a year, it's been a shifting medley of colors, something that the men in charge had dubbed "The Aurora."Aside from the calamity that had begun upon the first day, the riots, the wreck, and the natural disasters striking the world in tandem, it only escalated due to the panic of the people, starved for government control to herd their sheep back in line."Shepherds," if you would.Yet today, with this monstrous tide sweeping away cars and buildings alike, you do not join the crowds as people flee on foot. Something in your heart and mind tells you that this is it, this is the end, and you'd much rather face it than be taken from the back, swept away like an ant to this city.The wave passes over you, crashing against your body as it drives the air from your lungs, the salt of the water viciously stinging your eyes like seaborne hornets, and like this you're carried away by the cruel sea.You struggle then, clutching your throat for breath as the water denies you, reaching out for someone to help you, someone to save you.As the world grows dark, you see a mermaid darting through the water to save you..._________________________________Once the light fades, you see a plethora of colors mixing in a vast tide. A thousand blues of the ocean echoing from paragons that stand atop this seat of power, guiding the fury of Poseidon's chariot. The colors wash over you as the waters of baptism as a nymph kisses you, blessing you with a breath of life, birthing you anew.
=An eternity passes, and you feel air brush upon your drenched form, hair dripping with saltwater as you are dimly aware of your hair grabbed, pulled up and a harsh light violating your eyes."Wake up. You are to be born again." It's a man's voice among the murk of your consciousness. A hard slap, and you are made aware of pain in your cheek, a mark that you are not only awake, but alive.Hacking up residual seawater, you remember the wave and the blues as though it were a daydream turned nightmare by how battered your body now feels. The man before you lets you go, and you realize that there are others her with you.A few women that have yet to wake up, and men that stare with a lost defiance as one man lies unconscious against the pavement you kneel upon, bloody lines where some of his fingers should be.One or two look familiar, like people you may have seen around in the city, though no one you'd know.Yet before you stand people with a thick African accent, and eyes that speak of the great terrors that they've been through, all seeming to carry a great burden larger than any one of them. The man approaches you again, stepping upon your hand with not a foot, but a talon. A talon?It pierces your flesh with a sharp squelch, you grit your teeth to stifle a scream that you're too weary to put heart into. He seems to like that reaction."They start to awaken." He glances to the others with him, a woman of harsh blue eye, another with a green tinge to her otherwise ebony skin, a man with hands that pass more for a beast of nightmares, and the one before you bearing not only talons but a strong chest with pitch-black feathers fettering his arms.They put themselves each before the others as they rouse, ignoring the man with missing fingers.You feel your hair pulled again, forcing you to look up at the bird-man before you."It is time for you to pay the price of knowledge with your body, to be born again into this world."
You aren't quite sure what this man is talking about, yet he seems intent on taking something from you.What is it?> He will inflict burns upon you, searing the knowledge of god into your flesh.> Your eye, in exchange for the truth, he will take half the light of your world.> A hand, your mortal flesh in sacrifice to force you to see.> Your face, he'll flay the ignorance from your visage.> (Other)
>>28914157I ascend and become a Jedi.Nah man, I'm just kidding, nice to see you back. I didn't come in fast enough last time, so let's go with:> He will inflict burns upon you, searing the knowledge of god into your flesh.
>>28914157>> Your eye, in exchange for the truth, he will take half the light of your world.
>>28914157[X] Your eye, in exchange for the truth, he will take half the light of your world.It's time to go full Odin.
Alright, seems we have some consensus.>>28914282>It's time to go full Odin.If you want anon, you'll come to find that all gods have relevance here.Not all of it objectively good.
GUYS,LET GO FULL JESUS ROUTE.WE ONLY NEED TWO HANDS HOLES, A SIDE WOUND AND A CROWN OF THORNS.
[X] Your eye, in exchange for the truth, he will take half the light of your world.Odingeddon it.
>>28914450I think you're jumping ahead there buddy. There's plenty of time to mutilate ourselves after our first choice of the whole quest.>>28914467Only on the condition we get a cool eyepatch.
>>28914554I dunno, what about glass eyes? We could get one with a rune on it.
>>28914467It's been a while, but I remember how that sort of thing works, at least with Invokers, is that if we go for a big concept like Odin we could very well end up with some Odinish traits bouncing around inside of us, assuming channeling all of that conceptual power doesn't kill or horrifically maim us.Thankfully with the sacrificing our eye for knowledge bit we have a closer connection to Odin than normal so it might not be as arduous a task, still, something to be careful about. We don't want to take too much Odin in at a time.Odin is a remarkably solid choice though, he is a god of wisdom, prophecy, magic, stories, battle, and leadership. If we get that under control we have a lot of options available to us.>>28914554How could we possibly not get a cool eyepatch? That or a magical glass eyeball. I'm just hoping we don't end up impaling random people to trees and sacrificing them in our name.
The man looms over you, with raven-colored feathers streaking his form, the lines of blood from your hand soaking the concrete of the road beneath you, tasting the saltwater that flows backwards upon the concrete.With a tug, you find your head lifted up, forced to look the man in his wholly black eyes, clawed hands scraping against your skull through your mop of hair. He curls a lip in what would tremble into a sneer if not for the near-pious restraint he deigns to exhibit. His words carry a conviction to them that would send trembles through the core of your being."You will begin to understand your purpose here. Upon this planet, upon the green earth that we walk upon. Yet you shall lose half of your light. I see it, this shall be your cause for awakening. You will find an answer in time for why I must do this to you.Bear witness, I shall make you half blind." He finishes as his black hand blots out the light of your left eye, ceremoniously piercing a talon through the gelatinous orb, popping it like a ripened grape.You cry out with every fiber of your being, your bound hand ruining itself beneath his talon, and the unbound being "corrected" the same.The sea within your lungs comes up, salt burning through your trachea in a blood-curdling scream as he moves the talon around to ensure your eye's permanent destruction."Only with this you will see. Only like this, you will come to understand." His voice bears no malice, his words carrying a belief greater than himself.His eyes glint with a power and you recall that surge of colors from your dream, the nymph that kissed you. The same one that now carves away the flesh of a woman beside you.What are these people? A part of you wonders as the bird-man continues his assault.The other part only wants this to stop.
> The power of the sea will deliver me, wash the man away...[Archetype: Evoker/Nerve]> I need to be stronger, if I could only break this man... [Archetype: Invoker/Bone]> I won't let this man have his way, I will not let him crush my spirit..[Archetype: Animist/Vein]>Pending Archetype detailing...
>>28914702>> The power of the sea will deliver me, wash the man away...[Archetype: Evoker/Nerve]
>>28914702>[X] The power of the sea will deliver me, wash the man away...[Archetype: Evoker/Nerve]Because we are vikings now.
>>28914702I'm going to wait for the explanations before I make my choice this time, but let me say this: You are really good at making me cringe with descriptions. For example:>ceremoniously piercing a talon through the gelatinous orb, popping it like a ripened grape.Deueruurugh.
>>28914702Could you refresh my memory on Evoker/Invoker/Animist? I'm personally going for [X] I need to be stronger, if I could only break this man... [Archetype: Invoker/Bone]As I happen to like Invokers from what I remember.
>Animist/Aura Vein: Bearing the light of their spiritual bodies through their veins they are masters of their own self and their own personal space. >They are capable of feats that Evokers may enact such as channeling lightning, commanding water, or even running their "chi" through weaponry. However they risk their own souls while Evokers build heat in their brains as they use their powers. >They are also capable of Invoker feats that do not transform the body but alter the way the world acts upon them, giving them the ability to hold their body together through sheer will alone, superhuman strength, and speed. They are capable of both realms, yet masters of neither. They are vulnerable to Evokers.>Invoker Bone: They bear the light of their power in their flesh and bone. Augmenting their bodies to surpass all human limits and then further into the reaches of imagination. They consume the same power of mind that evokers wield to empower themselves and even transform. They are however vulnerable to Animists as souls are naturally too "thick" to consume.>>28914610This still applies.Evoker nerve: They lack the fortitude of the other two, however they are capable of creating thoughtforms, controlling the world around them, facilitating chemical reactions, and applying properties to objects that have no right to a property. (They could make gold float, Air thick as molasses, cancel gravity, apply homing principles to bullets, etc. The world around them is a reflection of their thoughts.)I hope this is an adequate explanation. Basically Mind-Mage, Body-Superhuman, and Soul-Hybrid.
>>28914803>Evoker nerveThey bear the light of their powers through their nerves.The brain's glow is subdued from the skull, though it comes through the eyes.Link for votes to this post.
>>28914821Okay. I'm >>28914793 and sticking with[X] I need to be stronger, if I could only break this man... [Archetype: Invoker/Bone]
>>28914821>Link for votes to this post.Did NOT mean for that to be spoilered.>>28914766That makes me happy.
>>28914821Okey dokey, Evoker/Nerve sounds good to me. Let's shit lightning and piss dragons.
>>28914821Gonna go with Evoker Nerve.
Seems votes are leaning on Evoker. Final answer?They're all great honestly.[/spoiler
>>28914950I'm the Invoker lover, but we can utterly break things with any of the choices.Just be careful about Invokers while we're an Evoker, they can seriously ruin our day.
>>28914950I like Evoker.
>>28914950Evoker. Final answer
I like Animist best, but Evoker's cool too.
>>28914950Evoker, dog. Let's get to it.
Let's get an eyepatch and call ourselves Big Boss.
Your brain seethes with the ancient fury of the seas imprinted from your dream. A thousand colors of blues rush through your mind, and the bleeding hole that's become your left eye beats out your further as you scream of agony rises into a roar, the world trembling around you, and you feel it respond in tune.Every drop of water running across the surface of the drenched city street becomes known to you for but an instant as the cry of your psyche calls to them.You see the watery silver glow of your eyes reflect in the man before you, and he bears a religious satisfaction as he unceremoniously slides his nail from your gored socket, letting you hang your head in pain as your brain begins to burn with this new sensation, this awareness.The Crow steps from you, removing his talons from your hands and raising his arms to the splendor of colors in the sky, the sun breaking through just then to wash a golden light upon his dark form."A child has awoken to the greatness that they possess! Let this be known to the world."Religiously, he places the blood of your eye upon his forehead, smearing a line down the center of his brow, his cranium bearing a luminance for a moment as a third eye opens, staring at you while the others close.You feel more trembles of power around you as a woman to your left screams, clawing at her aggressor with her burns burning a brilliant green.Yet another spits fire at their antagonist, yet to no avail. A man to your side blasts out an invisible force from his palm, knocking his "benefactor" away, whom now wears only a grin.They replicate the holy gestures, with their deeds done, the blackbird's eye upon you giving you extreme pause along with the throbbing pain in your face.Just what are these people?"They shall awaken, bearing the seeds of knowledge eaten before the dawn of man." The blackbird recites, the others at his side echo as their duties are complete. A few of the people put through lie dead.
"Bear witness to the power of mankind, cast off your ignorance and bear witness to the truth beyond the veil.In the name of Susej, we shall let you leave in peace."They make no further movements, their eyes upon the survivors, awaiting their next move.It seems that you have lease to... leave?The other survivors seem to be making eyes at them, what could they be thinking?> What are they saying.. Do you want to hear more?(Possible indoctrination)> These pieces of shit. Who the hell do they think they are?!(Attack)> Touch some of the other survivors, lead them away, it's time to go.> Speak to them...(Write in)> (Other)
>>28915427>> Touch some of the other survivors, lead them away, it's time to go.
>>28915427>> These pieces of shit. Who the hell do they think they are?!(Attack)
>>28915427Let's just get out of here, this is too crazy.
>>28915427[X] Speak to them...(Write in)"We know we won't win in a fight against you, but I would still like answers.What did you do to us, why us, how does this all work? You gouged out my fucking eye, I at least deserve to know why."
>>28915427>> These pieces of shit. Who the hell do they think they are?!(Attack)Fuck these guys. I want to be the only special one.
>>28915427> Touch some of the other survivors, lead them away, it's time to go.Dude, holy shit, this guy just put his fucking fier through your eyeball. You should be in overwhelming pain right now, let's get the fuck out of here.Also, a bit of critique. I know you've run quests before, but I would advise you to write less, but better. I know we're kind of in exposition mode right now, but I get buttblasted when I see stuff like:> your left eye beats out your further as you scream of agony rises into a roarwhich is a little hard to read. Again, write less, and write it better. Nice job so far though.
>>28915522>>28915493There's more of them than there are us, they are obviously stronger and more experienced than we are.We won't beat them in a fight, do you want to risk losing our other eye or some other injury?
>>28915427Can we leave without taking these faggots with us? If not, kill them.
>>28915554Of course I give you all that and misspell finger. I blame my laggy-ass computer.
>>28915554>your left eye beats out your further as you scream of agony rises into a roar.Ouch, yes, I see what you mean.
>>28915427> Speak to them...(Write in)They don't seem to be violent at the moment, get some answers from them about what's going on.
>>28915427> These pieces of shit. Who the hell do they think they are?!(Attack)Horribly wrong or horrible right?
>Consensus bears for running, will bear some of the suggested dialogue.>Character is set for Evoker>Some affinity with water.
Blood streaks from your eye socket, dripping feebly and mixing with the rest of the water flowing back towards the ocean.You suck in a tight breath of air, trying to hold yourself back from the pain that keeps beating through your eye with every heartbeat.These people, even after what they did to you. It's too much. Are they messengers from god? Or are they some kind of demons?The light that the heavens spills down upon them would speak of divinity, yet the wronged people beside you stare on at them with a murky mix of fear and anger.You let the air out, calming steadying yourself, if only just for a moment."We know.." You break the silence through the ambient noise, millions of gallons of water washing in the distance.It's now that you look up and see for the first time that the city is gone, wiped away by that amazing wave, your lips quiver out of fear as tears run down your face- One line clear, the other of blood."We know that we won't win.." You bleat, the others losing whatever nerve they may have had at your resignation."What did you do to us, why? How do I-" You realize that you can't quite explain it.The way that you feel the wash of water around you, the salt in the air, even the flow of blood in muffles."How-""It is the will of Susej that we awaken you. We have done nothing but make you understand the power you have kept hidden. You will discover the 'how' in time. For now, you must go on in peace, we have others to 'teach,' and you are free to do as you wish."That's it then. Just like that, they mutilate the lot of you and just let you go.A man gets up, panting with a part of his throat torn out, his veins beating with a brilliant orange coloration, and little to no blood shed from his horrible wound."What in god's name have you done to me? Turning me into some kind of freak?!" His voice bellows out in more ways than one, sounding less human and much more like a ghost or spirit.
The man begins to approach the people, they remain still, watching carefully what transpires next.Yet it is your hand, through some struggle that finds its way to the man's shoulder."No. You'll die." You whisper, trembling with your own agony.You feel the shaking throughout his flesh as well, he resigns himself to your judgement, breaking whatever illusions he had that he could stop this.The other survivors struggle to stand with their own horrid wounds, and they follow you away without looking back at the madness of those people.The man that you had stopped turns to you.He sees a:> Young man.> Young woman.
>>28916094>> Young woman.
>>28916094[X] Young man.
>>28916094>> Young man.
>>28916094Eh, let's go with a dude, I suppose.
>>28916094Young man, please.
He sees a young man by the name of Asher Smith. Aside from your bleeding eye and soaked through form, you have a polite build that any person of your age could be feasibly proud of.You quietly introduce yourself, and he gives a nod, responding in turn. "Alder Neoman" is his name.He looks like he's put on more than a few years, likely more than twice his age judging by the wear upon his face, the again the wave probably makes all of you a lot older.You grits his teeth every time a a scream is heard from those going through the same thing that the lot of you were put through.At most, there must've been fifteen people shared between those "freaks" as he calls them, and only five of you satisfied their conditions.The women are quiet, scared and effectively attached to the two of you, none of you in good condition.Your eye's busted out and you're losing a lot of blood along with a loss of sanity from the pain, you can't even imagine what Alder is going through with his throat torn out like that.One of the woman bears nothing but burns along her midriff, a green glow within her bone seem to be fighting against the damage.Yet another woman is receiving assistance from the burned one, the ribbons that her face lie in are causing her to lose blood fast.Finally, there seems to be a final girl that's closer to a teenager from your lot, that lost out on the usage of her tongue, blood running from her mouth and the remains a cauterized stub.This is your current party.
Following the running water, you've all been heading towards the sea. Yet as you draw closer you hear more and more screams around you from destroyed buildings, broken fixtures, and the flooded lowgrounds.There are people dying all around you, and it's not just because one of those people have gotten their claws in them.The only question is, are you a hero?The other people with you seem to be committed to following you, at least, for now.>(Rough alignment)> Yes, I need to try.> No, they need to help themselves.> No, I need to help myself.> (Other)
>>28916454>> No, I need to help myself.Us before them.
>>28916454>> Yes, I need to try.
>>28916454> No, I need to help myself.We're missing a FUCKING EYE. The only one who has it worse than us is the dude who is missing his throat.Paladins please leave. Gotta take care of ourselves and I doubt the others have any healing spells.
>>28916454> No, I need to help myself.We're a house devil, not a street angel.
>>28916454[X] No, I need to help myself.We are not in a good situation right now, we're bleeding and in a lot of pain. We lost our fucking eye.We need to worry about ourselves and to a slightly lesser degree this group of five people. We don't have the luxury of worrying about anyone else right now. This is a dangerous world and we'll be a lot safer with allies. We watch their back, they'll watch ours. We're a survivor, not a paladin.We need to find medical supplies asap.
>>28916454>> No, I need to help myself.Do we have any personal items on us? Preferably a lighter? Use it to cauterize our empty eye socket. It'll probably hurt.
>>28916454no help myself and party we need others for long term survival
>>28916454>> No, they need to help themselves.
> (Other)While we need to get medical attention or at least something to stop the bleeding, we can't just leave these people to themselves. Try finding things for them to do, like looking for more survivors. Or better yet, tell them to help you look for medical kits that could be somewhere in the area. Tell them to do things that benefit everyone.
>>28916454>> No, they need to help themselves.> No, I need to help myself.
>>28916454We help ourself, and this group of powered people. And they help us. But everyone else, we really can't afford to help them. Look out for ourself and those close to us.
>>28916454>> No, I need to help myself.Let's at least get our eye wrapped up and then leave them to fend for themselves. I hate them.
Isn't this the third or fourth time this thing respawns? I like your ideas man but I just can't support this quest anymore. Why did you drop from Akun; The story waa starting to go somewhere.
You remember your own pain, clutching a hand over your eye to try to stop the bleeding, yet having little luck against the agony. In your grim walk, you reach for any personal effects you might have om your person and find your pockets empty, devoid of even a wallet and I.D.Could it have gotten washed away? No, that's not important right now, you need some kind of medical attention to get these wounds to stop leaking out your vital fluids.You cough, and feel some attention upon you among the cries of death and destruction within this city."My eye won't stop. It won't stop. Where should we go?" You scan over your sorry troop with your remaining eye. The fatigued and sympathetic looks of your sudden comrades likely a synchronization of your own expression."I don't know," The burned woman speaks," I don't know anything anymore. This..." She looks back at the washed buildings, the bits of debris that flow back. Everything is covered in a graven layer of water retreating back to the ocean down this slow slope.She continues,"Everything. Everything is gone." She slowly shakes her head, shoulders trembling from duress, her bones glimmering with power as her abdomen's flesh continues to warp back into a healed state before everyone's very eyes."What is this..." Alder approaches her suddenly, causing her to flinch back and away from the man with the savage neck, orange veins gleaming."How did you- How did you do that!?" His voice roars with that odd flange where it shouldn't even exist.You start to bear the same question, she's mostly healed aside from the scar tissue, though she seems so... tired.Medical supplies along with everything else is in all likelihood soaked all the way through. Your lot may have to be more wary of open powerlines.The girl with the cut tongue flabs about the once-burnt, her speech agonizingly unrecognizable.The woman with the flayed face touches her own wounds piteously, likely concerned if she could do the same.
> Try.. Try to do something... But what? Could you heal as well?> Call the group together, usher them down to the shoreline, this isn't the time to gawk, right?> Leave without them, you'd be better off alone right now.> (Other)
>>28916938> Try.. Try to do something... But what? Could you heal as well?> Leave without them, you'd be better off alone right now.We can't be near those guys. Who knows what they're capable of.
>>28916938Move to some place more private/shelter. Meet the people in the group try to figure out something to do about the wounds even it it's just covering it with clean cloth. Alder needs to calm down we're all in a very different world now and we need to work together.
>>28916938> Leave without them, you'd be better off alone right now.Alder nigger is crazy, I bet the rest are as well. I suggest walking away. If others ask to follow us, no. One of them might have powers of mind control or some weird shit. Best to bug out.
>>28916938> Try.. Try to do something... But what? Could you heal as well?While I'm not sure we'd be able to heal, finding out should be top priority right now. Y'know, with all the bleeding and death going on right now.Otherwise, > Call the group together, usher them down to the shoreline, this isn't the time to gawk, right?Getting out of the city should be a good idea right now. Lots of bad shit going down, and as Dranule said, stuff is going to be collapsing soon and there'll be downed power lines everywhere.
>>28916938[X] Try.. Try to do something... But what? Could you heal as well?We have affinity with water, let's try to dry people off a bit, it'll make them less cold and miserable. After that it's time to take charge. "Alright, the situation is bad, but we won't get anywhere by just gawking at the scenery. We all want to survive, and our best chances are together. We need medical supplies and we need shelter. Some of us may be able to heal ourselves, but we don't know how it works or if we can heal others. At the very least we need bandages or clean cloth."See if anyone can identify where we are in the city and where from here we could find clean cloth, medical supplies, or other useful things. If no one knows the area well enough have someone get to a vantage point and look ahead of us, maybe they'll see something.
>>28916938>Cover your wound with a strip of clothe to staunch the bleeding.
>>28916938>> Leave without them, you'd be better off alone right now.First off, leave. Don't even bother with them. They're scared, confused, unhinged. We don't know anything about their past or what they'll do in this kind of stress. We're confused as well, but at least we know that we're not going to slit our own wrists or anything.Just back away. Try to be as nondescript as possible, don't answer questions. If they ask any, give false information.Try and rip apart your t-shirt and hold it on your empty eye-socket. It'll have to do for now.We have the power of water, correct? Water is usually connected to some sort of healing art.Try it FAR AWAY FROM THESE PEOPLE
Seems to be tied between whether to leave them, or stick with them.
>>28916938>> Leave without them, you'd be better off alone right now.Leave. And I don't mean "Go a little distance away from them and then go back to them in an hour or two" I mean fucking leave. Pick a direction and walk that way while fiddling with our powers. Don't not chat them up. Do not take any of them with you.We're Survivor-man here. And when you're Survivor-man, all you can trust is yourself.
>>28917262Stick with them. Four powered allies is worth a lot. We get out of this with them we'll be in a stronger position at the end of it. We go it alone and we're utterly fucked if a group of people messes with us, we need backup.
>>28917295>Stick with them. Four powered allies is worth a lot.Not when we know nothing about them.
long term survival. A group will keep us safer over time. We can't survive looking over our shoulder 24/7. No one is going to screw with a group of 5 people at the moment but one guy yeah you become a target.
>>28916938> Leave without them, you'd be better off alone right now.This gets us closer to my goal of becoming a wandering prophet.
>>28917327And they know nothing about us but if we can get them through this they will trust and work with us in the future. We can start building ties. the world is fucked up we need people that can watch our back.
>>28917327Then we find out about them. After going through hell with them and coming out the other side alive they'll be about as trustworthy as they'll get.Other people with powers are going to band up, that's an obvious fact, if we don't have a group then we will have no method of actually fighting a group with a decent chance of winning. We're an Evoker, we probably aren't going to be good against any Invokers, we have major weaknesses that they can cover.In the long term, allies are worthwhile. Lone wolf will get us killed.
>>28916938>> Leave without them, you'd be better off alone right now.So fucking transparent what will happen if we join them. We'll try and take control of the situation, because /tg/ loves being the little paladin who inspires awe in the female so they can try and get into their pants and their hatch wound. It'll be fine for about an 1 or so and then the raging bull, Alder will freak out. "BURR WHY AIN'T I DA LEADARRRRRR" And we'll end up getting into a fight with him and whoever he threatens into joining him.All will be avoided if we split. Which is the rational decision.
>>28916938> Call the group together, usher them down to the shoreline, this isn't the time to gawk, right?We need to get this group moving.
I can smell the lawfag in this thread. I won't let it happen.
>>28917427Why are you assuming Alder is completely crazy and irrational?He's had a bad day, and his voice is weird, that doesn't mean he's irrational. We can work with him.You're jeopardizing our chances of survival so that you can avoid being near girls.
>>28917462>so that you can avoid being near girls.So I can avoid stressed out strangers who have weird powers.
>>28917427Pretty fucking traumatic event in the last 5 mins. Yeah he's not in the best state right now but we can work with him. We focus the group into doing something productive and things will start to calm down. If he can't adapt we'll deal with it. But going lone wolf in a world of super powered people is just asking to be killed. Being alone in this world is a death wish.
Voting for being the lone wolf because the QM isn't expecting it. And it'll be interesting.
Got most of my post written up. What'll it be?>Run away from them, it's better that way.>Stick with them, It'll be easier to survive in a group.
>>28917549>>Run away from them, it's better that way.This.inb4 paladins.
>>28917549>Stick with them, It'll be easier to survive in a group.Stick together, this isn't about morality, this is about longterm survival chances.
>>28917549>>Run away from them, it's better that way.I'm tired of never being able to be a lone wolf in quests. It'll be harder, yes, but we'll adapt and find a way.
>>28917489We're not going to magically not run into people with weird powers because we're alone. There'll still be people we run into, many of them will be in groups, and they won't have our best intentions in mind.I want some backup.If you're worried about them being strangers, then get to know them and they'll stop being strangers.
>>28917549stick with them. Lone wolf is a horrible idea.
>>28917549>Stick with them, It'll be easier to survive in a group.
>>28917549>>Run away from them, it's better that way.Also know as "The fun option"
>>28917549>>Stick with them, It'll be easier to survive in a group.Don't run off on our own while missing an eyeball.
>>28917549>>Stick with them, It'll be easier to survive in a group.We can choose to leave later.
>>28917549If you've got most of it written up, then why are you asking now?Also, leave.
>>28917638Because the way it's written can go either way at the end.>Locking in to stay.
>>28917663>Locking to stayOh here we fucking go.
>>28917663I can't wait until paladinfags try to take control of the situation and become the leader to lead this scared peons to the promised land while doing everything right and being uncorrupted by anything. Wowee, so interesting.
Wait, I'm confused. Didn't we already vote to help ourselves and leave these guys? Why did we vote again?
>>28917738Couldn't tell with the back and forth. With points presented, I took a second round to make sure that anyone that might've changed their mind could get their vote taken without the confusion on my count.
>>28917738Why not just use these people to further our own goals and gains? Get them to get us medical help, then act nice and 'lead,' them whilst doing whatever the fuck you want because they're sheeple.
>>28917769Oh so "Leave the group" technically won, but we're staying with them? Good to know.
>>28917738First one was alignment type thing. Are you going to be a white knight and try to help everyone or not? We said no because doing that is stupid but working in a group makes sense. I don't understand the people wanting to be alone completely. Super powered freaks everywhere let's wander off and become a target, plot armor will save us. We can use the people in the group we'll also be much safer.
>>28917804>We said no because doing that is stupid but working in a group makes sense.I can guarantee you that we're going to end up being a white-knight regardless.
>>28917783I currently have no idea how many people are following, I just say a conversation back and forth and I wasn't really sure who was who. In any case, the option may present itself in the future, you're not even emotionally attached to these people.>>28917804>First one was alignment type thing. Are you going to be a white knight and try to help everyone or not?That's so, it's established already that the MC is not someone who will necessarily give their all for others.Asher Smith is for himself. Staying with the group is a means to survival in any case.
Looking to the sheer glow of Alder's neck, you can guess at least at what's going on with him- that energy is replacing his blood vessels.The burnt woman? She healed herself.Now, if you. If only you could do the same. You bear a small bit of hope within your heart yet as you feel the echo of your mind pass over the droplets of water again. By that's all you feel. You try to will your eye to heal, and that's all you get.The woman with the flayed face turns to you, frowning in pain as her wounds heal into crude scar tissue, her face seeming to burn with an ephemeral yellow throughout her skull."You," She says, with a point, fatigue beginning to take her and her tired gasping breaths,"What are you doing?"Alder turns back to you, as you suddenly become all the more aware of the water sopping through all of your clothes."What? Your eyes, I mean- no, not just the one missing." He reaches for your face, and you panic, pushing away at him."Stay back," You say and moreso think, halting him in his tracks as the water upon his body comes off in a spray, leaving his once-sodden clothes bone-dry, and the mass of water gathering behind him.The others look on with a small degree of terror, matched only by yours as you see the branching nerves of your hands shining a brilliant cerulean blue.For a moment, you bring yourself to relax and the water falls, returning to the flow that beats its path down to the beach.Alder looks at his own clothes, bewilderment stricken upon his face,"You.. You did that?"The women and girl look to you with the same awe as the two that've shown to be capable of healing finish as far as they can. The teen, incapable of fixing her tongue seems to be holding back tears on that point. Alder's gaze transfixed upon you, before scanning to the others, taking in each of their faces, you do the same as well.
Each of you seem to bear an odd variation of supernatural power, that's easy enough to see, but why? And why did those people-Your thoughts are interrupted by a man screaming not too far from where your group is standing. Everyone's eyes travel to the source, the voice quickly snuffed out and a man rising out from the rubble, his dark flesh baked into perfection under the African sun, and his vein-work bearing a stunning crimson glow.His eyes pass over your lot as he flings the blood from his hand, no shirt obscuring his chiseled form. Apparently liking what he sees, the man bows before the five of you, and with a solid step, launches himself up the slope with an inhuman bound, touching briefly for a second leap clearing not feet, but city blocks.Off in the distance you hear the crash of lightning despite the cloudless sky, see the bursts of flames despite the sodden city.It's as though the world's gone crazy and you've become your very own example of that fact.=======================================================It took some time walking through the city streets, sidestepping the walking human disasters that have begun to prevail. The worse of the others injuries have been tended too along with your own.Through your own power, you've gotten dry cloth around the holes in your hands and a suitable eye-patch covering up the raw flesh, formerly your eye. Alder's got just as dry bandages around the hole that is his neck, that orange glow of his own light still sustaining him.Everyone's tired and a bit hungry yet better off than they were before.
The burnt woman introduced herself as Reina Tangrouve, a florist from a little shop by the shore.The Woman with the new facial scars is Jade Remery, around your age and a high school student, senior year. Or at least, was.The girl without a tongue couldn't really communicate properly, however she managed to draw out her name as "Kierra Darce" By her look, she's young enough to be a freshman or sophomore.Alder, he was in the business of accounting before he got snatched up by the wave. He still bears that weird flange to his voice. His vocal cords.. its weird but. You're beginning to guess that they're not even there.The Africans, the "Followers of Susej" that rode the wave are scouring the city for other survivors. None of you give any complaint to that fact, just happy that the lot of you are unmolested.Alder did mumble something about other survivors possibly becoming an issue if they were given the same powers as your group. It could affect your chances of survival.Reina keeps asking if help is coming. The coastguard should be here any moment now, ready to extract them, get them to safety and stop those crazy zealots.Jade? She kept quiet along with Kierra for the most part, letting the adults do the talking, though you're not much for it yourself. You really just want to be done with this.>Light practicing of your power has given you a basic understanding of it. You can manipulate ambient and surrounding water through will alone, though anything more complex than moving it or sending it somewhere at once are a bit beyond you.>You notice that constant use of your power makes your head feel a little hot.> Await rescue with what meager supplies your group has now.> Go out to scavenge for food,.> Talk to your forced companions.> Experiment with your power (Write in)> (Other)
>>28917853>He reaches for your face, and you panic, pushing away at him.>Alder's gaze transfixed upon youOh golly gee wilikers. Who could have guessed that something like that would happen.>>28918052>> Experiment with your power (Write in)Try to make a floating ball of water and shape it.
>>28918052[X] Go out to scavenge for food,.We all need food, we're going to get hungry and we can't expect rescue after something like this.If we can practice as we search then try to lower the temperature of water, see if we can turn a bit of water into ice.
>>28918052> (Other)How about finding more people who are afflicted and go full Magneto (self-centered and watery Magneto, but still) on their Afrikaans asses?
>>28918052>> Go out to scavenge for food,.
>>28918052What this guy said, but without the snarky passive aggressiveness.
>>28918058Our eyes and hands started glowing blue, it was a surprising event to everyone, including us.He hasn't shown any actual hostility.
>>28918052>> Experiment with your power (Write in)Try to form a water-spout in your palm. The quicker we know how to utilize our power, the sooner we can break away from these faggots.
>>28918122Yeah, well to be fair, he also saw someone HEAL their burned flesh and didn't do shit.
>>28918143That's different than having someone's eye and hands start glowing while looking at you and standing right next to you. It's a understandable reaction, and if he started glowing like that right next to us, considering how little you seem to trust him, you'd probably be panicking just as much, if not more so, and looking for a way to stop him.
>>28918222>That's different than having someone's eye and hands start glowing while looking at you and standing right next to you.Not really. She wasn't exhibiting any signs of her magic being destructive and neither did ours. We just glowed. Why don't you stop being such an apologist, paladin?
Sitting in a makeshift camp out of some shack doesn't exactly make you feel comfortable as you all share your backgrounds with hungry bellies. You stand, and peek out of the shoddily rebuilt shack. You weren't much help in it, though Alder and Reina seemed to have more strength than they'd let on."Where are you going?" Alder's distorted voice asks after you before you leave, giving you a moment of pause to think."Going out to get some food. If we're going to stay here, we can't go hungry." You explain, and everyone else seems to be in a sort of agreement. It's sensible after all."I'll go with you," It's Reina that stands, her bones glimmering with her green light for a moment, her midriff still bearing that horrid seared flesh."Alder can stay here and watch the girls, and I'll watch you." She places a hand upon your shoulder and you reflexively tug away."I'm fine, I don't need to be babysat." You complain with your remaining eye glancing to Alder."No, she's right. Safety in numbers. I'll see if Jade and myself can't fix up this shack anymore. We could at least make it suitable for more people.You bow out without another word, though you do realize that he's right. The tide's just about finished flowing back into the sea. It's afternoon, going on into the evening, meaning that it'll be dark soon.Reina follows after, looking away from you," Hey, Asher. We're just trying to help each other out through this. There's no need to be-""Look, I know. I know that already, but I'm just..." You suck in a breath of salty air, looking up at the drifting colorful sky before pressing on,"I'm just starting to worry about my family, or rather the fact that they're gone now.">Wrapping it up here. Will continue next thread with a bit of power experimenting.>Next thread will be Friday evening at about 21:00
>>28918237Boo. Tell the bitch to fuck off. We don't want no friends or relationships with bakemonos.
>>28916895>"What is this..." Alder approaches her suddenly, causing her to flinch back and away from the man with the savage neck, orange veins gleaming.>"How did you- How did you do that!?" His voice roars with that odd flange where it shouldn't even exist>>28918230>>28918222He actually did yell at her a little bit. He couldn't quite see the glowing of his own next, and Reina surprised him too. He's just a bit more vocal of an older fella.I'm up for a little Q & A at this time aside.Is it well so far? Anything I could do better? Understandably, I know that I need to condense the posts down a bit with quality over quantity and the like.
>>28918230I'm not a paladin, I'm a survivalist. Constant paranoia regarding the closest things we have to allies is not helpful for survival. In the same vein constantly looking for some excuse to run off on our own and abandon any chance of having backup is also terrible for our chances of survival.You did notice that literally everyone was somewhat afraid of what was going on, including ourself? The woman with the facial wounds, Jade, was asking what we were doing before Alder reached for us. Alder was actually also freaked out by the girl healing herself. He's not acting as an enemy, he hasn't shown himself to be untrustworthy. >>28918277I'm liking your writing so far.
>>28918309Thank you, I hope that I continue to please.
Good night, if there happens to be any more chatter, I'll answer it in the morning.Also, to the anti-paladin person.I honestly don't expect to write for a flawless boyscout or even someone who deigns themselves a hero. Not after that decision to stick to his own troubles.Then again, going alone is indeed a less than optimal choice. Evokers are natural manipulators. They're less superhuman than the other types as they are unable to change their own bodies without possible backlash. You want meatshields, trust that.
>>28918449Exactly. Get the following, and preach your name as the chosen of the new land as you are as one with the disaster which wreaked havoc upon the land, become the bringer of change and ruler of fate, and fuck whoever you want because bitches'll be wanting to have the new Saviour's spawn. Be ruler of the new world. Then Have a Glass of Lemonade.
>>28918523Because people will totally believe that we're the savior. There's lots of people running around with powers, and since we don't seem to have mind control or superhuman charisma, at least not yet, we probably wouldn't make it that far as a religious figure.
>>28918523Fuck that. Practice our water magic until we're able to do some reasonably damage against tissue and bounce the fuck out of this homo group.
>>28918564>>28918563Don't think of it as, "We can't control our body and we have no superhuman ability," which ability can be explained as by tinkering with genetics, but instead think of it as, "We are the only ones who can affect things other than our own body."
>>28918564We're squishy and we can't heal, and you want us to go off on our own? Are you crazy?We are seriously nowhere near as powerful alone as we are with other people. If we have other people we have meat shields to keep people from getting close to us while we do our thing. Since with practice we ought to be able to manipulate a large area we work well in a group, we can attack multiple enemies at once and defend multiple allies at once. We can alter the battlefield to our advantage through this as well.Also, we seriously ought to learn how to manipulate the temperature/state of the water we manipulate. Impaling enemies with spikes of ice that burst into superheated steam inside their body ought to be pretty effective.
I just want to be a lone wanderer, practicing our skills until we become The Water God. If our group can't survive without our powers, then the less we have to worry about getting fucked over by them.WHICH WILL HAPPEN BY THE WAY.
>>28918613>Impaling enemies with spikes of ice that burst into superheated steamThat is borderline impossible.
>>28918613I love how you people are so quick to shout out "WHOA MAN GOING OUT BY OURSELVES. THERE MIGHT BE RAPE SHADOWS OUT THERE" The only thing we're in danger of is weirdos in our group. I'll stick with them until we gain more power, but I'm not voting to be friends with them. If Mad Hat Alder wants to be the Alder, I say we let him.No skin off our nose.
>>28918625So it controlling water, period.
>>28918615Worry less about the group's ability to survive without us, and more about our lack of ability to survive on our own.Do you not grasp that we can't take hits? Even if we go it alone we will get into fights, and we will get hurt, and we have neither the durability to take hits or the healing to regenerate from them.It's a losing proposition to strike out on our own, especially at this juncture. We need to play to our strengths, not against them.>>28918625Magic! One of the last Overhuman protags could channel the concept of the Phoenix, could produce temperatures in the thousands of degrees and fucking fly, and you're saying that changing water into ice and steam is impossible.Seriously?>>28918635We aren't the only ones who got powers today, the Susej followers empowered a lot of other people. We are not the only super powered group in the city, and if we strike out on our own we will almost certainly run into a different group of empowered folks, and they very well might not have our best interests in mind. We are in danger from a good number of other things. Other super powered people, especially those who have banded together, government or private agencies trying to forcibly recruit us or prevent their enemies from recruiting us, someone who gets a lucky shot and blows our head off from a distance with a rifle before we know what's going on.We have a group of people who are powered, nonhostile towards us, potentially rather friendly, and who we have gone through a less than pleasant experience with, that brings people together. We can trust them more than we can trust some random stranger in this place, and going alone is a terrible idea.
>>28918449I'm wondering if a few applications of our water control are viable, at least with practice.If someone has an open would could we exsanguinate them? Blood has a lot of water in it.Can we desiccate or dehydrate things in an effective enough way to act as a weapon against people or to completely remove the water from things like plants, trees, dirt, and so on.Can we alter the temperature/state of the water we control? Making ice and/or steam. It was stated earlier that we could feel the droplets of water with our mind. Could we expand on this and have a general map of an area in our head based on this. So if people are wet we can locate them, and we can understand the layout of wet/damp places?Can we just put a globe of water surrounding people's heads and drown them that way? Or force it down their mouth and nose.
>>28918782Can't believe I forgot this one.Can we shoot a thin jet of extremely pressurized water? High pressure water can be used to cut through steel, concrete, flesh, and all sorts of other things. If we can freeze water can we soak people and then freeze the water on them to immobilize them or at least hamper their mobility?
>>28914063Holy fuck you're back! Maybe Johnny will come back too ;_;
>>28915357I'm still just reading through and people are probably gone but is the crow Petyr?
>>28919416It's possible, but there isn't enough information to say anything for sure either way.Either way, he fucked up our eye and left, I don't think he's coming back, at least not any time soon, so it's not really that important.
Bumping so Dranule sees this in the morning.
>>28918782>If someone has an open would could we exsanguinate them? Blood has a lot of water in it.One limit of Over magic, even Evokers is that to affect a body they require direct contact due to a human's natural "Magical resistance." It's possible, though it is something that must be done up close and personal.Any ranged effect making use of the environment however will still be able to pierce their flesh and bones in a normal manner.>>28918782>Can we alter the temperature/state of the water we control? Making ice and/or steam.Yes. Though you are not limited to just water. It is just something that you have capacity for to start with.Through practice and training you will be capable of much greater and grander things that bend the reality of the world.>>28919416Petyr will likely show up. Though would never have a reason to join Susej, not with his values. Not with how Susej took his father.>>28918782>Can we just put a globe of water surrounding people's heads and drown them that way? Or force it down their mouth and noseThat could be possible, though not something to rely on. An Invoker could "eat" your magic and keep going.>>28918782>It was stated earlier that we could feel the droplets of water with our mind. Could we expand on this and have a general map of an area in our head based on this. So if people are wet we can locate them, and we can understand the layout of wet/damp places?In time.>>28918635>If Mad Hat Alder wants to be the AlderI chuckled.>>28918615Incidentally, and Asher Smith doesn't know this yet.Overs of the same type can learn from each other.There are far more techniques than just water control, though it IS a very resourceful ability.Evoker powers have been shown to be: DNA manipulation, thoughtform creation/summoning/control, golem creation, combustion, forced chain reaction, light bending, influence, plant manipulation.And there are many more.
>>28921546>All those cool powers and we got fucking WATER CONTROLffffffffffffffaggots
>>28921592More useful than you'd think, it'd at least give you the ability to defend yourself with a sheet of ice.Going further down, a pressurized water stream stream for cutting steel or even diamond is wholly possible.Besides, you'll be able to learn that shit.
>>28921650So what made you come back to /tg/? I saw you were running on anonkun but I couldn't stand that site's layout on my mobile phone.
Also do you plan on ever doing the serial killer animist, who's obsessed with purifying himself and the world?
>>28924859Mostly because some chucklefucks went on about nipple powers and channeling the force.That, and tg is more partial to this genre.As for the serial killer. Such eccentrics are more powerful than usual due to the forces at work here.Unstable and highly dangerous. You'd know from the way that Omar meet his unceremonious ends.