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Note: Inquisitive Anon, if you're able, link all your questions in a pastebin, and I'll construct a pastebin answering them all in detail as the thread progresses

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Suptg Archive:

http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=Shadow+Quest+
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Archive compiled with story posts and pictures for an easier read, as well as ability and metadata tables:(big thanks to contributors, especially Sorry!):

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/akcvpyo893vvae6/ieUkT-2X3j
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Twitter (quest times, cancellations, updates):

https://twitter.com/ShadowMaster_tg
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Theme music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLTQ5PlEWko
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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 interrupt a string of actions.

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 rolling 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, including those with dice rolls or extra spaces.

Finally, note that this is not a democracy; it is a benevolent dictatorship.
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Why don't the entities in the void just kill the skysever to enter Venia?
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Arland Summit Summary: Goals, Objectives, and Major Characters (thanks to Sorry for helping me and the players out!):

http://pastebin.com/FsP2C5Hr
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Recent Events Summary:

You've worked with Yi Fang, Hemmelus, and Adavan to trace the other end of Donovan's parasite. It is beneath the cathedral near the center of the Dobshire castle town.

You snuck into the church dedicated to the four Greater Elementals, trying to find a way down. To your surprise, Arcturis, Donovan's father, and Matthel, a strong supporter and Donovan's second oldest brother, came in behind you. Matthel seemed to be trying to persuade Arcturis out of something.

The snippets of conversation you caught were incriminating. You decided to followed them.

And indeed, the two lords led you through the maze-like catacombs beneath the church and to a secret elevator hidden within. You slipped inside before the doors shut.

Below the cathedral, in a cavern inside the bowels of the bedrock of Dobshire, was the 3rd Highest angel, Metatron, and a summoning sigil the likes of which you'd never before seen. It had components of every element, and you found the parasite depositing the last element it was stealing from Donovan - Light.

Arcturis demanded to speak with Metatron, who subsequently communicated to them through a magical mirror. Arcturis had been a reluctant party to the proceedings, but unlike Matthel, did not know that the spell would harm Donovan - he was led to believe it would simply drain his magical talent, leaving him otherwise intact.

>con't
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PEACE SAVE US PLS
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Arcturis confronted Sandalphon with this information. Sandalphon admitted that he'd lied, but the pressure of the Empire's power was able to force Arcturis into a grudging silence.

Upon exiting the passage, your allies cut them off at the entrance to the cathedral. You intervened before Donovan's passion bested his judgement, restraining both him and Matthel. Thinking quickly, you forced Arcturis to put together the facts. With Yi Fang's testimony that the shel'kath parasite eventually took the life of its host, Arcturis decided to jump ship and join your alliance, thus subverting the Empire's leverage over his country.

Matthel, however, placed more stock in the angels, and upon hearing his father's capitulation, used the Windburn to break free of your Shadow Control and blast away your party. Thankfully, your body and Yi Fang's shield were able to protect the others, but after the explosion, you were the only one in shape to chase after Matthel.

You pursued him into the bowels of the cathedral, and managed to subdue him. However, you let your guard down, and he used the opportunity to warn Metatron to release the sigil's anchor and move it to safety.

Arcturis, Hemmelus, and yourself have entered the sigil cavern to stop Metatron, but he's not going to go down easily.

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>>30335082
>implying
>implying
>implying
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>>30335082

because the core of the skysever is on Xile silly
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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/UBdTaB14

Books the Main Character has read:

http://pastebin.com/dAXR00gP

Character Sheet including learned abilities and other important information:

http://pastebin.com/JjjiRx6u
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Current Statistics:

HP: 76/81
Mana: 10/58
EXP: 0

Shards of Order and Chaos:

(Retribution) - Strong
(Maker) - Normal
(Silence) - Strong
(Peace) - Strong
(Breeze) - Empowered
(Hammer) - Broken
(Ardor) - Strong
{Resolve} - Weak
{Humanity} - Resonant

--Summoned--

Wisp - 1 mana to order

--Automatons--

Vita (Shade)

--Equipment--

Utility belt with purse

--Inventory--

Aurora Water Gem (pocket)
Shade (pocket)

--Teleport Anchor--

Haven - Inner Fortress

--Current Location--

Dobshire

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Known Mana Pools:

Jacob's Field - entrance to Hecate's tomb - Spirit
Palthair Mines - Magnock's Lair - Spirit
Archon - Spirit District - Spirit
Archon - Shadow District - Shadow
Archon - Earth District - Earth
Archon - Water Distric - Water
Haven - Shadow
Abbotsford - Shadow
Aurora - Water
Va'ad - South Generator - Earth
Va'ad - North Generator - Earth
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hopefully we can use peace and not break it.
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The sigil doesn't change; 3 points of the 8 are still bound to the ground.

There's still a heat in the air, but it's cooled, like lava after rain. Arcturis raises his sword and points it at Metatron. "3rd Highest. End the transport of this sigil, now, or I will use lethal force."

Metatron presses his back against the cavern wall and slides to his feet. His hand clutches a stalactite. "...Arcturis...why are you doing this?"

"Sandalphon lied to me." He gestures with his blade. "He thinks he can use me, use my family, and get away with it. His plan is mad, and so is the risk to Donovan's life. He's stuck in the past, and the rest of the world is moving on without him. It's time he woke up and realized that. End the spell!"

"...ah, Arcturis. Great Sage. John Nyx." He raises his head, still clasped in shimmering iron. "If only you knew the past yourselves...you'd be stuck there as well."

"What say you?!" Arcturis demands.

"I say..." Metatron finally regains his feet. "That I haven't done this in a long time."

He begins to unbuckle his chestplate. It falls to the ground.

His skin is burned. Terribly, horribly burned, browned, cracked, mottled, like leather left in the sun and then baked over a fire. How he can move at all without searing pain is beyond you.

"...what are you doing?"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETFMhYm0lRc

"My armor isn't meant to protect me from the likes of you," Metatron says. His gauntlets fall, and then his pauldrons. His armor was perfectly fitted to his skin, perhaps with its own padding - his only clothing is thick cotton pants and woolen socks.

"...Arcturis..." Hemmelus's eyes widen. "Arcturis, get back, NOW!"

The light on his chest ignites. Blue flames spreads over his skin, licking up his neck and down his legs. He clenches his fists. "It protects me from myself."

Fire explodes from his chest.

What do you do?

>plunge into the underground river to protect yourself
>duck behind a stalagmite
>shield Arcturis
>use Peace
>write-in
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REMINDERS:

Last thread people seemed on board with the idea of using our magic attack reduction spell to hit Metatron before he used his new massive boost.

We can move perfectly fine underwater, he likely cant, so shoving our fight into the river might be a good idea. We also regenerate while underwater.

VERY IMPORTANT: We cannot afford to use shards unless doing so would only require a little boost from it to make our already decent roll good. If one more shard hits Weakened or lower, we trigger a Seal breach.

We’re still very high on HP thanks to Hemmelus, we should probably keep tanking and relying on physical ability while the others exploit openings we make.
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>>30335192
>use Peace
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>>30335192
Push him into the river.
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>>30335153
So the train of thought past thread seemed to support Shattenkrieging him into the water and start a physical brawl with our advantage in the water and our advantage in melee and the fact that we can eat him when we're done.

Any opposing theories?
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>>30335231
Seconding.
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>>30335192
>shield Arcturis

we can hopefully tank a hit.
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>>30335217
Nope
>>30335192
>Shield Arcturis
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>>30335231
>>30335239
Seconding.

>>30335205
I thought it was below Weak that was bad(Fragile or Broken)?
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>>30335231
>>30335239
Seconding like the shadow of Perseus.
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>>30335266
No, SM confirmed last thread that weakened or less is bad news.
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>>30335231
This!
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>>30335192
>use snuff
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>>30335192
>shield Arcturis
We can't lose him, especially now
I also second maybe getting meta into the water, if there's any left
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>>30335192
Shattenkrieg the fuck into the water.
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>>30335239
I'm a member of the CONSUME school. My suggestion is that we CONSUME. If this does not work, try to CONSUME. Otherwise, just CONSUME.

I understand on some level that CONSUME should wait until he's nearly dead, but I'd rather just CONSUME now.
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>>30335192

>>30335231
I like this plan, but I'd like it if we could Defensive Frostbite ourself before deciding to get into grappling range of the guy who lit himself on all-consuming magical fire.

Most of our other defenses are passable, but our Fire defense is not one of them.
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>>30335292
they can handle themselves
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>>30335239
sounds like a plan to me.
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>>30335239
Wish we had some exp so we could try out hypersonic, now would be as good a time as any to use it
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>>30335304
we can do that once were in river
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>>30335304
I'd second Frostbite on us beforehand.
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ShattenKrieg Metatron into the river
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>>30335192
Dark blizzard him.
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Guys, he's throwing out his fire magic right now. You're entirely sure you don't want to protect Arcturis from the blow and instead focus on a direct attack to Metatron? You have balls, sirs.
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>>30335304
>>30335344
>>30335345

We don't have time to do that I'm pretty sure. We can do it after tackling.
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Why havent we been getting EXP for fighting like we used to?
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>>30335239
We should also use flood when we get in the water.
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>>30335388
We haven't killed anything.
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>>30335364
We're trying to move him away from the guy before the Fire reaches him.
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>>30335388
Maybe we have to do reeaaal well for that to happen.
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>>30335062
>Adavan's face during all of this
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>>30335388
SM said he was going to taper that off since it was just to make sure we didn't get killed early in the quest
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>>30335415
Adavan has no face.
He died.
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>>30335363

You don't have enough MP.

Current Statistics:

HP: 76/81
Mana: 10/58
EXP: 0

Shards of Order and Chaos:

(Retribution) - Strong
(Maker) - Normal
(Silence) - Strong
(Peace) - Strong
(Breeze) - Empowered
(Hammer) - Broken
(Ardor) - Strong
{Resolve} - Weak
{Humanity} - Resonant

>>30335388

You don't get EXP for fighting by default. The times that has happened have all been arbitrary decisions made by me on the spot based on my own judgement.

You'll be getting some soon, assuming you survive.
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>>30335415
If only we could stop the impending diplomatic incident of that key missing from Arlands vault. If only...
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>>30335395
I mean Tidal Force.
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>>30335455

As stated last thread, there is not enough water left to use Tidal Force. There is still enough to activate your high-speed regeneration.
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>>30335364
I really don't want to commit to trying to go defenseless in favor of trying to wrestle him to our chosen destination within the first turn or two.

If we think getting him into the water is going to tone down his fire magic, it's better for us to make sure we're protected from his higher-power fire magic in the process rather than turning on our defenses after we've already mitigated his damage output.
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>>30335443
We could use Tidal force
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>>30335364
He's the king, he better fucking be able to handle himself.
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>>30335477
Meant to link to >>30335370 for whatever that's worth.
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>>30335477
Consider also every round we delay gives him more time to step back in the spell circle and continue the already-dangerously-close translocation spell.
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>>30335475
Then Surge.
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>>30335475
Right, well, defensive frostbite schattenkreig him into the river, then.
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So can we consume the Spell Guys?
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GUYS
Metatron said the armor was to protect HIMSELF, he's burning himself out, literally. We just need to wait until he does so, we need to stay ranged and protect our allies until metatron can't keep up his bonfire anymore. As long as the sigil isn't being moved anymore due to him being distracted, we have time.
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>>30335524
Is there enough time for this though? And is the risk worth it if there isn't?

I think the risk would be because of how much hp we have.
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>>30335540
If you are suggesting a waiting game you have no idea what's going on.
Sit down.
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>>30335524
>>30335551
We could use Surge to push him back.
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>>30335540
We're in a small cave, this in a ready made oven
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>>30335475
Schattenkreig, river, make it happen!
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>>30335539
Isn't it automatically doing its thing while he is still up and about? I'd love to let him burn out but I don't think we can let him. It'll take to much time.
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>>30335540

we are also on a time limit, lets get Metatron out of the way so our allies can handle dismantling the ritual
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This isn't a vote, but rather to help gather our thoughts.

- Coat yourself in Frostbite, and then attempt to schattenkrieg Metatron into the river

- Shield Arcturis with Frostbite, using Peace if needed

- Quickly dunk yourself into the river to avoid the attack
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>>30335561
How about Surge to knock off balance and Schattenkrieg to push into the river?
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>>30335578
linked wrong whoops

>>30335540
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>>30335589
>Coat yourself in Frostbite, and then attempt to schattenkrieg Metatron into the river
This'n
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>>30335579
>>30335553
We're only on a time limit because metatron was moving it, if he no longer is moving it why are we still on a timer?
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>>30335578
he is doing a spell so if we consume him, then consume the spell.
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>>30335589
- Coat yourself in Frostbite, and then attempt to schattenkrieg Metatron into the river

Still standing by this train of thought.
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>>30335589

I suppose another option would be to avoid using magic and tank the fire magic, while doing one of the above
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>>30335589
sounds like a plan to me.
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>>30335589
There's also people who want to try Surge.

I think Frostbite on Arc + Schattenkrieg him into the river might be better than Frostbite on us.
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>>30335524
I don't think we have time to do that before the fire reaches Arcturis.

And right now, he cannot die.
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>>30335613

the spell is continuing, Metatron apparently does not need to do anything to keep the transport spell active.
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Does no one care about Arcturis dieing?
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>>30335589
I like the first option. We're physically stronger than Metatron, and he's less heavy now that his armour is gone.
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>>30335656
I guess not.
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>>30335613

In-character, you conclude that either Metatron stopped pushing forward the sigil's de-anchoring either because your combination attack with Arcturis disoriented him, or he had to focus on his fire magic. Either way, it's no guarantee it won't continue momentarily.

>>30335629
>sounds like a plan to me.

You can't do all of that at once, silly.
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>>30335656
Not really. We can get Flint to be king.
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>>30335656
I tried offering casting Frostbite on him while we Schattenkrieg but no takers.
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>>30335540
So he's more or less stuck with the tautological analogue 'the Fireburn' active.

The issue is that if we wait, he uses the time to finish transporting the sigil, which is something he's likely willing to do even at the cost of his life.

>>30335589
The third plan is obviously out since it's both not proactive and doesn't assist our comparatively less supernatural allies.

The first is preferred, mostly because Frostbiting to protect Arcturis specifically means we're underdefended, while all of Hemmelus' defenses so far have been AoE.

If we plan on getting up into Metatron's face, we're going to need the higher-power single-target shielding on ourself, and we can rely on Hemmelus' incidental shielding and our efforts to get him into the water to help take the brunt of the heat lol off of the other two.

And getting him away from the sigil is an extra bonus.
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>>30335665
Can we do just
- Coat yourself in Frostbite, and then attempt to schattenkrieg Metatron into the river

- Shield Arcturis with Frostbite, using Peace if needed
?
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>>30335670
how does succession work in Arland?
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>>30335641
Well Surge creates a fucking wave of water which pushes him back and counters his spell.
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>>30335656
Arc is so bro I hope he doesn't die. Yeah, he's an ornery old fuck, but he cares about his family and he don't need no angel.
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>>30335700
I suppose we will have to take care of his prick of a brother, Gerhard his name?
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>>30335670
You mean Gerald, eldest brother, asshat, next in line, jerkface, big dummy head, that guy?
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>>30335699
Frostbite costs 8 MP, IIRC, so it's one or the other.

I'm not sure I'd want to spend TWO whole turns on completely defensive actions either, to be honest.
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>>30335721
>>30335700
>Already planning for his death
Why don't we help him instead, eh?
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I am worried.

I think the most damage we ever took at once was from nuking our own palace? It was something like 40 or so iirc? And tanking the skysever was pretty bad, but we were Adamantized for that and we have pretty ok wind resist...

This fire shit is gonna HURT no matter what we do.
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>>30335699

The fire magic is exploding toward you this very instant. The casting of each spell takes 1 turn; you have barely enough time to get something off or dodge before it hits you. Furthermore, you couldn't use Frostbite twice; it costs 8 mana to cast.
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>>30335748
He'll survive on his own, probably.
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>>30335702
I'd support Surge + Schattenkrieg.

If we cast it in the right place we can also use the surge to push Arcturus away from the blast.
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So wait, here we are killing an angel to help Arcuris help his son, who we want to help too, so that then he helps us with our alliance, and we want to let him die so his son, who basically hates the idea of the alliance, can take over?
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>>30335737
We can use Surge to counter his fire magic and push him back.
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>>30335767
Or just steam boil him.
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Can we use our Earth.powers to make.a wall of some kind to block the fire?
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>>30335772
Note: the sons are different sons, in case anyone was confused.
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>>30335772
We really need to keep Arc alive.
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>>30335772
I don't really understand wanting to let him die, if anything we should want him to stay alive since he's known for his pragmatism.
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>>30335757
Surge+ShattenKrieg
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>>30335785
You mean Earthforge a wall? ...Maybe.
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>>30335785
I think it would be better to use Surge
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Please do not let Arcturis die
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>>30335825
Who's Arcturis?
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>>30335838
some unimportant old guy, don't worry about it
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>>30335824
I think Frostbite would be better than Surge. Its pastebin entry specifically says that it's good for shielding against heat-based attacks.
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>>30335825
Why do you think trying to get this guy away from everyone is going to end up with a dead king?
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>>30335838
The king of Arland, fuckstain.
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>>30335838
Please don't participate in the votes.
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>>30335589
>This isn't a vote, but rather to help gather our thoughts.

What about using Earthforge to change the terrain?
Put shields up on allies, deflect the fire, and catapult water all over metatron?
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>>30335874
>catapult water all over metatron
Could we use the river to make a sprinkler system?
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>>30335853
However I'm suggesting using Surge as an offensive and defensive move.
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>>30335874
>Put shields up on allies, deflect the fire, and catapult water all over metatron?

You can certainly shield your allies with a rock wall, but catapulting water would require a second, separate casting, and you might as well just use Surge if your goal is water.
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>>30335589

Quick question SM - can we attempt to REBIND the elemental points with our own magic?
Fight metatron directly for control of them?
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>>30335838
The king of Arland...
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>>30335912
Could we use Surge to counter his spell and push him back?
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I'm in favour of Surge + Schattenkreig

Maybe Frostbite on Arcturis + Schattenkreig, though. We have plenty of HP right now.
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>>30335912
Okay earthforge to protect allies, tank the hit, then Shattenkrieg Metatron into the water.

sound like a plan guys?
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>>30335953
I'd like that much.
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Why not just get in front of Arcturus and do the Frostbite+Schattenkrieg from there.

This will part the flames around us and shield Arcturus as we go and tackle this guy.
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>>30335772
>>30335797
I can't imagine there's any possible way Arcturis is going to be instagibbed by this.

The best thing we can do is neutralize Metatron's fire aura as quickly as possible, and I can't imagine Surge, being a one-shot spell, is going to actually disrupt his seemingly inate fire aura for any appreciable length of time. Not to mention that steam burns are generally worse than ones resulting from radiant heat due to superior conduction. ...Not that SQ runs on actual physics.

If our goal is getting him into the river (to dampen his aura and keep him from continuing work on the sigil), Frostbiting ourselves makes doing so far safer, while Frostbiting Arcturis makes him more able to stay in close quarters with Metatron while leaving us exposed. We have Weak Fire resistance, so I'm not sure I'm comfortable with staying unprotected while in combat with Metatron for any protracted period.
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>>30335967
So Blink in front of Arcturus and the Shcattenkrieg shield from there?
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>>30335912

importatn question - is Blink up?

we have void walker, so it should be
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>>30335968
OKAY lolwut, I get it.
I'll second Frostbiting ourselves followed by the Schattenkrieg. But only because you're so damn persistent.
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>>30335968
>The best thing we can do is neutralize Metatron's fire aura as quickly as possible, and I can't imagine Surge, being a one-shot spell, is going to actually disrupt his seemingly inate fire aura for any appreciable length of time. Not to mention that steam burns are generally worse than ones resulting from radiant heat due to superior conduction. ...Not that SQ runs on actual physics.

What about using earthforge to cover Metty in a dome of earth, and make his fire aura roast himself alive?
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>>30336018
Molten Earth Projectiles.
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>>30336018
>What about using earthforge to cover Metty in a dome of earth, and make his fire aura roast himself alive?

you know, his comment about his armor protecting himself from himself ..... this is probably spot on

Also, why haven't we dropped Shade this fight?
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>>30336044
Shade is still with Fang/
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>>30336018
Because I think we'd need Maker to make a dome that strong.
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>>30335968
Surge is meant to push back and disrupt enemies which is good for this situation.
Also Arc is safe from steam considering he is a Wind mage.
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>>30336018
While I actually love that idea, I get the feeling he has enough brute strength to punch through the wall.

However, if we put him in an earthforge dome and then adamantized the dome, it might work. Shame we don't have enough MP.
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>>30335967
This doesn't seem like a terrible idea.

>>30336018
>make his fire aura roast himself alive
I can't imagine putting him under a dome is going to do much more on that front than, y'know, his actually BEING on fire from the inside out.

That said, smothering him is probably going to be useful, judging from the fact the armor that was suppressing the aura was noted to be basically skintight.

Something to keep in mind while we're grappling him; getting into direct contact with him may actually stop the flames rather than just burning us more.
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>>30336056
Bugger all.

>>30336044
I'd rather get him into the river to cool him off with a good chance at regen helping us out.
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>>30335968
Are you honestly just gonna assume.Arcturis will be fine and leave it at that?

You're retarded.
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Guys.
Please.
I have to sleep. I've been up for way too long.
So please, don't fuck up.

Metatron fire. He is destructive. He consumes, both rapidly and slowly. Don't play a slow game, you'll lose.

Don't let Arcturis die. Aside from making Arcturis ingratiated to us, Gerald is in line for the throne. Gerald is a fuckstain.

Don't let Donovan kill Matthel. Flint told us he would see the offend tried in court. Don't let his anger get the better of him.

Don't let Auriel's anger get the better of her, either. Though I don't expect it to.

Assuming Adavan isn't dead (find out from Yi Fang exactly what happened), if he doesn't turn up immediately set Ila to ferret him out.

In the aftermath of this Metatron bullshit, maybe ask about the Wind key if you're feeling ballsy.

A lot of secrets will be coming out after this. Hemmelus hinted earlier that he's a lie detector. Don't lie. If you're not comfortable answering, just say so.

Start thinking about introducing the Black Lady. With Sandalthong enroute, we should move soon.

Good night.
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>>30336096

This is the kind of thinking that started the fight off with adavan dying and fang losing an arm.
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>>30336096
Do this: >>30335967 then.
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>>30336081
>getting into direct contact with him may actually stop the flames rather than just burning us more.
You want our Aura to basically be skintight around his hot as hell body, is what you're saying.

...Lewd.
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>>30336098
Good points
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>>30335967
sounds good
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>>30335967
Seconding this. Or thirding.
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>>30335967
This seems reasonable.
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>>30335967
Backing up this right here.
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Vote 1:
>Move in front of Arcturis and cast Frostbite to shield yourselves. Follow up with a schattenkrieg to knock Metatron into the river.

Vote 2:
>Arcturis can handle it. Cast Frostbite on yourself and then schattenkrieg Metatron into the river.

Vote 3:
>Use Earthforge to shield yourself and your allies. Then, Schattenkrieg Metatron into the river.
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>>30336166
1
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>>30336166
1
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>>30336166
1
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>>30336166
1
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>>30336166
1
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>>30336166
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>>30336166
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>>30336166
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>>30336166
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>>30336166
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>>30336166
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>>30336166
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>>30336166
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>>30336166
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>>30336166
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Rolled 33

>>30336166
DEFEND OUR ALLIES
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>>30336179
>>30336182
>>30336184
>>30336188
>>30336192
>>30336193
>>30336194
>>30336195
>>30336197
>>30336202
dat consensus.
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>>30336225
>>30336231
lel
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>>30336231
there should be an edit where some one says consume or lets try talk and have a repeat of the above image happening in the middle of the consensus.
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Rolled 12, 16, 4, 9 = 41

Alrighty.

Roll 1d100

Two actions, six dice.
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>>30336248
I also voted for 1.
I prefer 1, but find 3 also acceptable. So I voted for both.
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Rolled 91

>>30336276
H-h-h-ere I go!
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>>30336166
1
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Rolled 17

>>30336276
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Rolled 30

>>30336276
H-HERE I GO!
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Rolled 45

>>30336276
HERE WE GO
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Rolled 24

>>30336276
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Rolled 92

>>30336276
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Rolled 67

>>30336276
Dice
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Rolled 39

>>30336276
Rollin!
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Rolled 47

>>30336276
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>>30336166
1
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Rolled 65

>>30336276
I sense danger.
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>>30336293
>>30336295
>>30336295
>>30336297
>>30336300
>>30336302
>>30336304
Eeeegh,
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Rolled 87

>>30336276
for fuck's sake dice
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Rolled 95

>>30336276
GO GO GO
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Rolled 47

>>30336276
>Mirror mirror on the wall
>Sandalthong can lick our balls.
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>>30336293
>>30336295
>>30336297
Fuck
>>30336300
>>30336302
>>30336304
Me
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>>30336293
>>30336295
>>30336297
mediocre
>>30336300
>>30336302
>>30336304
mediocre
Se we made it by the skins of our teeth.
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Rolled 41

>>30336276
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>>30336346
Once more we are reminded how even the best plans are told to fuck off by dice.
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Rolled 3

>>30336337
>those rediculously high numbers followed by low rolls :(
>>30336276
>>
Dice gods not a fan of consensus.

The 9X bookends as mockery were a nice touch.
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>>30336355
Oh anon, you're so optimistic.
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>>30336382
>>30336374
>>30336355

Now now now, we can always pray metatron is rolling low also
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>spend an hour discussing plans
>get shit on by the dice
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>>30336404
It could be worse.

You should see OWQ's dice right now.
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>>30336404
yet those very dice are used against plans people don't like.
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>>30336434
Jesus, I rolled some of thoses
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>>30336404
be glad your not OWQ, they are the complete opposite of digger quest.
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Rolled 94

>>30336404
Lemme get it out of my system.

If we had gone with [Other Plan] instead we would have rolled higher!
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>>30336459
>>30336434
the worse part is that right after the first we get things above every time.
Its like the dice gods masturbate to our tears.
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>>30336459

get out of here stalker
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>>30336482
fuck
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Rolled 20

>>30336521
What? I see nothing to fret about, personally.
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>>30336536
you stole our 20.
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>>30336536
stop that, oh champion of the dice gods
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>>30336536
goddammit what the hell is going on
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>>30336273
For you, anon.
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>>30336590
sounds about right.
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>>30336590
Yep.

Every damn time.
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Can I shovel your snowy driveway Shadow Mastuuuuurrrrrhhh?[ I'll bring my own shoooveeeeel./spoiler]
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A wall of blue fire barrels toward you.

Arcturis two-hands his sword, gripping it tightly, and his Windburn flares. A green swirl of needles forms in front of him. You cast Frostbite and come up on his right flank. An icy haze coats the air around you, and your skin.

The blue fire rages into the green needles. They clash, the fire roiling against the Windburn. But the frosted air holds strong. You both hunker down in a tight funnel as the fire rolls around you with an angry roar, licking up the sides of the cavern.

>you gain 5 HP (81/81)
>you gain 5 MP (7/58)

The last dregs of Hemmelus's spell wash over you. You can feel the mage peek his head out from behind a stalagmite in the back of the cave. It's half melted to slag, now.

"Good move, John," Arcturis says. "But..."

You both glance at your foe. Metatron is immolated in blue fire; he looks like an elemental that's taken a human form. The heat you felt from before is redoubled several times over. Steam rushes up from the river.

Arcturis is forced to coat his skin in magic - not the Windburn, but a protective layer of Wind nonetheless. Your regeneration halts entirely.

"I'm going to try to drive him into the river. Keep the fire suppressed."

"I'll back you up!"

Your aura begins to spin. Metatron raises his hand, and the blue fire at his palm turns bright white.

"I'll deflect it!" Hemmelus shouts. "Keep attacking!"

The shadows weave a cone around your body, ending in a sharpened, rotating point. Power gathered behind you. "Don't stand too close, Arcturis." The lord quickly backs away.

BOOM

>con't
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You explode forward. A white column of heat erupts from Metatron's palm. Hemmelus shouts. A white-blue wall of water and light surrounds you, layered on top of your Shadow. But your own spinning aura quickly eats away at the light portion of the spell - Hemmelus miscalculated. Or maybe he didn't expect your strength!

The fire grazes your left side. It's beyond hot, so hot it burns up your nerves and you can't feel it. You don't have time to feel it - you slam into Metatron, picking him up and soaring across the room with him pinned to the tip of your aura.

Blue flames attack you with a will of their own, burning with an angry hunger. Metatron's hands slip on your aura. In a moment, you plunge into the river.

Metatron sinks like a stone. Water all around you is flashing to steam. You rapidly swim backward, avoiding the worst of it.

>you've taken 17 damage
>you've regenerated 17 damage (81/81)

You stand on the bottom of the river - now only a few feet below the surface. You stare at Metatron. His fire is so hot that it forms a pocket of steam in the river around him, vaporizing it faster than new water can fill the space. Boiling bubbles foam to the surface. The bedrock nearby cracks and buckles as its subjected alternately to cool water and intense heat.

The sigil shudders. Only two points still feel anchored. He was able to keep his focus after that hit...

What do you do?

>Physical attack. Press your underwater advantage.
>Darkness within. Go all out - you have to keep his attention off the spell
>Try an underwater Surge. Attempt to tamp down his flames.
>some other strategy
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>>30336709
>The sigil shudders. Only two points still feel anchored. He was able to keep his focus after that hit...
FUCK
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>>30336709
>Darkness within. Go all out - you have to keep his attention off the spell
#YOLO
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>>30336709
>>Darkness within. Go all out - you have to keep his attention off the spell
>>Try an underwater Surge. Attempt to tamp down his flames.
surge first
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>>30336709
Surge + DW. We have to hammer him.
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>>30336709
>>Darkness within. Go all out - you have to keep his attention off the spell
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>>30336709
>The sigil shudders. Only two points still feel anchored. He was able to keep his focus after that hit...

>>30335915
>Quick question SM - can we attempt to REBIND the elemental points with our own magic?
>Fight metatron directly for control of them?

This needs to be answered!

"Hemmelus! Rebind the points while we fight!"
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>>30336709
>>Darkness within. Go all out - you have to keep his attention off the spell

Guys, HIGH RISK PLANS HERE

DONT DO IT

High risk plans get us FUCKED BY THE DICE

DONT DO IT
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>>30336709
>Surge

The water may be coming from upriver at a constant rate but we can surely draw it back from downriver, increasing the amount of water on him?
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>>30336744
>>30336751
>>30336761
You guys really don't remember the trouble with DW's loss of control? That's 4 turns of missed chances for better choices.
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>>30336760
This,
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>>30336709
>>some other strategy

Terror or Mind Crush

Break his concentration!
He's a super-skilled battle angel. Physical attacks aren't gonna do it!

Use MIND POWERS to fuck his spell-concentration up!
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>>30336709
>Darkness within. Go all out - you have to keep his attention off the spell
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>>30336709
Surge.

We can't risk losing 4 turns. No DW this fight.
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>>30336709
What if we collapse the bedrock under him with earthforge and then start beating the crap out of him physically?
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>>30336770

Hemmelus can interfere with the spell, but with no time to study it and at this level of complexity, he has an equal chance of making it worse as making it better.
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>>30336827
We don't have the Mana anymore.
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>>30336797
were underwater fighting an angel with the power to set himself on fire our main objective is to distract him, DW will do do that
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>>30336834
You mean SINK him further, like stonesand? I like that idea, I like that lot. And we have the mana for it. Seconding.
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>>30336796

Dark Blizzard, actually.
If magic-water(like frostbite) can stand his fire, and he's underwater, fucking crush him with a dark blizzard

he's under water, its shadow magic, and it has fairly massive Status Chances to interrupt him

Dark Blizzard, not Darknes Within

>large chances to stun, disrupt, and freeze enemies)
is exactly what we need now, and he's underwater.

Fuck surge, use the blizzard!
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>>30336709
CONSUME
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>>30336709
My main worry is that if we go DW and he maintains his focus through the entire duration, the Sigil is going to be complete by the time we regain control.

(assuming that the two combat actions = one wedge finished rate stays constant, that is)

Being able to last-ditch CONSUME to keep him from finishing the spell if necessary would be a good last refuge to have.
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>>30336857

It costs 14 mana. You have 7.
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>>30336852
We also lose 4 turns and that can end with us not stopping the sigil.

We need the ability to change tactics on the fly.
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>>30336857
We DON'T have the Mana.
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>>30336857
Probably don't have enough mana for that.
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>>30336852

No, darkness within will tie us up for four turns, during which we lose poorly, he defends himself, and we lose the objective without and chance to save our mind.

If you want an all out physical attack, do it WITHOUT using DW.
We can still do it oldschool
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>>30336854
Yeah. Stonesand. If we can, anyway. Might just have to crack it open and then slam it shut up to his waist.
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>>30336874
Can we consume him?
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>>30336836

well I guess we better hope Fang gets here in time and starts working his magic then.
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>>30336889
>>30336854
>>30336834
I'll second this line of thought. Use his own offensive magic against him, and get him into a position in which we can just wail on him.
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>>30336836
>Hemmelus can interfere with the spell, but with no time to study it and at this level of complexity, he has an equal chance of making it worse as making it better.

Desperate times call for desperate measures!


I'll take a chance at winning over a guaranteed darkness within lose!
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Going with Earthforge + Physical assault.
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>>30336927
Seconding.
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>>30336920
I'd honestly rather he try to support us with anything he knows about water magic, since we're already underwater.

We could simply ask him to focus on restoring our mana, and not our health, etc.
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>>30336709
>>Darkness within. Go all out - you have to keep his attention off the spell
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>>30336927
how about earth forge+consume, we can heal pretty quick right now and something trying to eat you is a pretty good distraction.
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>>30336854
6 mana Earthforge followed by punching the shit out of him (maybe using Retribution)? I can dig it.
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>>3033692
This
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>>30336709
Earthforge sandtrap + physical assault. We should just focus on drowning the fucker.
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>>30336947
this
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>>30336927
Thirding.

>>30336947
I think the fire will disagree with us. We'll beat him until it dies down enough as a safety measure, and then take care of him after that.
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>>30336947
No supporters for trying to eat his face while he plumits down further?
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>>30336966
He's burning the water into steam before it can fall on him. This might be hard.
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>>30336927
I meant this
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>>30336947
I can get behind that. Try to eat the spell more than him to disrupt it.
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>>30336966
he can't drown.
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If distraction is what we're going for, there's always one last ditch action we can make, namely revealing that we're Erebus. Probably won't end well, but high tension moments always get better with a dramatic reveal in my chinese cartoons.

I mean, dude is probably pretty good about maintaining focus through physical pain from what we've seen, but can he handle the mental terror of knowing Erebus is back?
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>>30336947
I feel like it'd be more profitable to spend a turn or two of combat softening him up more before trying to consume. If we're lucky, we even regenerate enough mana to have Gaping Maw up when we do.

Speaking of consuming, time to do that. dice pls cooperate.
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>>30336947
>>30336968
>>30336976
>>30336992
>Consuming an enemy that isn't weakened, but is merely off-balance, and still has enough magic to fight back
>vogsumption mind

But seriously, if he still has enough magic to pump out that fire aura whenever we try to consume it's going to be dangerous or near impossible for our aura to close in on him.

Do it after beating him down, not a moment before. If he isn't weak the consume will fail- unless you want to hinge on a nat 100.
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Vote 1:
>darkness within

Vote 2:
>earthforge to trap him, followed by physical assault

Vote 3:
>earthforge to trap him, followed by CONSUME
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>>30337046
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>>30337046
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>>30337046
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>>30337095
Can't use DW because if we fuck up our rolls we lose right there. Can't use Retribution because if another shard hits weak we've hit seal break status.
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>>30337095
nah i thinking consume after this or the turn after the next plan.
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Rolled 1, 20, 1, 3 = 25

>>30337046

Roll 1d100

Two actions, six rolls
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>>30337046
1
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>>30337129
(Retribution) - Strong
(Maker) - Normal
(Silence) - Strong
(Peace) - Strong
(Breeze) - Empowered
(Hammer) - Broken
(Ardor) - Strong
{Resolve} - Weak
{Humanity} - Resonant
Only 2 of them are weak, we would need to weaken 2 more.
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Rolled 75

>>30337164
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Rolled 20

>>30337164
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Rolled 96

>>30337164
HOLY FUCK THOSE ROLLS
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Rolled 36

>>30337164
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Rolled 100

>>30337164
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>>30337164
we lost m8
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Rolled 66

>>30337164
please let that be for the enemy and the 20 for us.
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>>30337169

If 3 or more shards reach weak or below, you risk problems with whatever they're holding back. One one shard remains between you and a roll for very bad things.
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>>30337169
I thought it was 3 total, so one more weakened would be a problem.
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Rolled 10

>>30337164
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Rolled 59

>>30337164


>>30337173
I hate you.

>>30337180
I LOVE YOU, SUPAH CRIT.
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Rolled 99

>>30337164
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>>30337180
this nigga
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>>30337180
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>>30337172
>>30337175
>>30337180
IT IS NOT YET LOST MY FRIENDS

CRITICARU PAUNCH!
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>>30337180
Thank god.
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>>30337180
HOLYH FUCKING SHIT
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>>30337180
bueno
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>>30337180
YES THE LORD IS KIND
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Rolled 27

>>30337198
you were right, i was wrong.
>>30337164
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>>30337175
>>30337180
Hope yet lives!
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>>30337202

To clarify, it's a normal critical. But still a critical!
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Rolled 68

>>30337194
Two for Arcturis, two for Hemmelus.
Thank god we rolled the 100.

>>30337164
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>>30337172
>>30337175
>>30337178
Good.

>>30337180
>>30337183
>>30337194
Great.
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>>30337180
It's not a supercrit because of the bs rules.

I wish it was.
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>>30337180
>two nat 1's
Fuck. Get your shit together guys.

>>30337180
Thank Shadow Jesus.
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>>30337254
>Thank Shadow Jesus.
"No problem."
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Rolled 62

>>30337254
Akatsuki is my Ila.
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So what does Arcturis' 1&20 do for him? Does he just trip on his face, break his nose, awhile his skysevered sword punctures into Metatron or what?
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>>30337320
He leans from the master in the art of accidental sword assassinations.

Flint.
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>>30337320
it should give him a 10
not good
not bad
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>>30337320
>trip on his face, break his nose, awhile his skysevered sword punctures into Metatron or what?
Like father, like son!
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>>30337320
Like Father like Son.
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Rolled 54

>>30337320
>>30337335
It runs in the family.
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>>30337320

well, hopefully one of those rolls was for Metatron

>>30337279
Based artjesus!
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now just don't fuck up the consume roll
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>>30337395

remember the hivemind burrowing creature's fight. don't consume early
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Rolled 51

>>30337232
Sweeet
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>>30337320
its just like flint.
Where do you think he mastered such an art as killing some one while making it look like an accident.
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>trips and his sword flies out of his hand, still powered by wind burn
>sword lands in water and propels itself towards metatron
>stabs him in the head
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>>30337403
Metatron is like a Hot Pocket.

Attempts to CONSUME early will result in molten-mouth, agonizing pain, and tears.
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You cast earthforge.

>mana: 1/58

Immediately, the rock under Metatron begins to morph and liquify. Both his own heat and the saturated earth assist your efforts - it turns to sand in a moment. He sinks into your trap, and you release your spell, with him buried almost to his neck.

Metatron struggles as he falls, but the sheer power surrounding him impedes his movements. He's sealed in the bedrock, but turns to you. He places his hands together and fires a beam of light. It carves through the water, creating a tunnel of superheated steam.

But you're already dancing through the stream, slipping by his magic. You flow through the water like liquid shadow, and you're at him even as he tries to turn to face you - but stuck as he is, he can't even do that!

Your arms combine into one giant limb, and you wallop him as hard as you can, blowing his head back. But he manages to keep himself oriented, and you feel his power pulse through the water.

You can't feel what your allies are doing, if anything. But it seems you've distracted Metatron enough to halt further progress on the sigil.

What do you do?

>another cautious physical assault
>darkness within. Beat him to death.
>CONSUME
>some other strategy
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>>30337419
and a cold center
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>>30337424
>>CONSUME
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>>30337419
>Metatron new name CONFIRMED: Metatron "Hot Pocket" Lightchosen
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>>30337424
> darkness within. Beat him to death.
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Rolled 19

>>30337424
CONSUME
Seriously, he's immobilized. This is a good opportunity.
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>>30337424
>darkness within. Beat him to death.

Time to play Whack-a-Metatron.
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>>30337424
>>another cautious physical assault

>>30337419
DO NOT EARLY CONSUME
DO NOT FALL INTO SM"S TRAP
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>>30337424
CONSUME
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>>30337424
>CONSUME
DELICIOUS XP
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>>30337424
>CONSUME
>captcha JOHN ingssu
it begins
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>>30337424
>another cautious physical assault
GO FOR HIS EYES
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>>30337424
Wondering how he put his hands together to shoot light if he's buried up to his neck.

anyway,
>another cautious physical assault
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>>30337424
Hmm. His magic didn't depower too much yet. Alright then.
>another cautious physical assault
>CONSUME

>>30337446
Anon, we discussed this!
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>>30337424
cautious physical assault.
also, they would seriously suspect us to be more than what we are presenting if we ate metatron right now.
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>>30337424
>darkness within. Beat him to death.
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>>30337424
>>CONSUME
HE CAN'T MOVE.
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>>30337424
>>darkness within. Beat him to death.
DONT CONSUME YET YOU STUPID MOTHERFUCKERS
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>>30337424
Another physical assault.

Don't jump the gun you greedy fuckers.
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>>30337462
Yes.
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Rolled 31

>>30337447
and burn? no.

WE GO FOR THE EYES

and if we consume, we do it from the inside out

and only after we stun him badly enough
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>>30337472
you say that while choosing DW.
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>>30337424
>you feel his power pulse through the water.
FOR THE LOVE OF FUCK DO NOT CONSUME NOW.

>another cautious physical assault
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>>30337424
One more physical assault then consume.
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>>30337424
Attempt to pierce his head by applying pressure to a small point before consuming him.
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>>30337472
this for fucks sake, just b/c he can't move doesn't mean we can fucking eat him yet you fucks.
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>>30337424
>another cautious physical assault
>>
>>30337424
>another cautious physical assault

>>30337464
Could've put his arms above his head. Ehehehe.

>>30337472
Don't lose 4 turns to DW either, you silly anon you. He may still have yet more to pull.
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>>30337450
We're on the clock. We wait, the ritual moves, and it's all pointless.
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>>30337464

He kept his arms up once he realized what was happening.
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Rolled 8

>>30337424
Cautious.
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>>30337424
>another cautious physical assault
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>>30337424
Physical assault. Go for the eyes.
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>>30337505
>realized what was happening.

>happening.

HAPPENING CONFIRMED GUYS LOOK OUT!
>>
I have a feeling playing it cautious is the wrong move here, darkness within.
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>>30337481
>and if we consume, we do it from the inside out
Just like old times!
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Rolled 31, 63, 35, 69, 60, 2, 68, 8, 69, 67 = 472

>>30337511
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>>30337424
>>some other strategy

Another physical asault
Not cautios, but not darkness within either.

Rip his eyes and throat out with Shiva and Hydra. We're underwater, go all tentacled-badass on him but WITHOUT using DW or Berserk.

Instead of rage, use cold, determined accuracy
>>
Waiting means the anchor moves and this entire arc has been pointless.
>>
Vote 1:
>Physical assault. Go for the eyes

Vote 2:
>Darkness within. Press the advantage.

Vote 3:
>CONSUME
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>>30337424
Another physical attack. Break his helmet.
>>
Rolled 27, 94, 24, 91, 46, 82, 50, 35, 64, 58, 25, 2 = 598

testing DW
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>>30337504
The ritual stopped when we wailed on him just now, anon. Reread more closely. We'll hit him some more.
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Rolled 43

>>30337505
>his arms are up

SO WHY DONT WE JUST CUT EM OFF?!
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>>30337535
1
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>>30337535
2
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>>30337535
3
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>>30337505
>He kept his arms up once he realized what was happening.

Then fucking use our many-arms, pin his down - damn the pain and fire - and beat the shit out of him. Eat his eyes and throat out and stab/beat him senseless
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>>30337535
1
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>>30337535
1
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>>30337535
1
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>>30337535
1
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>>30337535
2
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>>30337535
3
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>>30337535
1
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>>30337535
1
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>>30337535
1
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>>30337535
3
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>>30337535
1
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>>30337535
3
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>>30337527
>>30337538
>>30337547
in 23 dice we only have 3 rolls above 70
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>>30337535
1
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>>30337535
3
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>>30337535
1
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>>30337535
1
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>>30337535
1
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>>30337535
3
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>>30337535
1
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>>30337535
2
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>>30337535
3
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>>30337535
2
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>>30337592

Glad we got those out of the way.
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Rolled 5, 3, 3, 6 = 17

Roll 1d100 for your physical assault
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Rolled 90

>>30337670
BLOOD FOR THE SHADOW GOD!
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Rolled 7

>>30337670
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Rolled 100

>>30337670
HERE GOES NOTHING
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Rolled 65

>>30337670
Kay!
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>>30337685
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
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Rolled 63

>>30337670
HE WON'T NEEDS EYES WHERE HE'S GOING
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Rolled 4

>>30337670
Rolling
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Rolled 4

>>30337670
I got a bad feeling about this roll.
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Rolled 45

>>30337670

Seriously, what the fuck are those guys above water doing?
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Rolled 35

>>30337670
welp
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>>30337676
>>30337685

YES, YESSSS!!!!!
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>>30337676
>>30337685
SHADOW STRONK
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>>30337670
>5, 3, 3, 6

dammit what are these faggots doing

>>30337685

~oh my~
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>>30337685
YES! WE DOING THINGS LIKE OLD SCHOOL SHADOW NOW
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Rolled 56

>>30337670
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>>30337685
HAPPENINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG
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>>30337685
>first roll of SQ
>mfw
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Rolled 13

>>30337685

WE just brained him didn't we?

Got I really REALLY wish we consumed.
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>>30337685
OH MY HOLY FUCK YES

YES

PUNCH HIM IN THE RETINAS!
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Do we consume yet guys?
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>>30337685
Alright, NOW we consume.
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>>30337729
ROLL 10, NO FAILURES TO MUCK THINGS UP!
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>>30337685
OH MY GOD I JUST CAME
I COME BACK TO THIS THREAD AND SEE NOT ONE, BUT TWO CRITS
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now just don't fuck up the consume roll
>>
Rolled 67

>>30337721

Apparently they are having a tea party and breaking all the dishes.

For future reference, we need to drag opponents underwater FAR more often.
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Rolled 68

>>30337670
why not?
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>>30337721
>dammit what are these faggots doing
I think they maybe trying to figure out how to shutdown the sigil.
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>>30337791
Good thing that Dobshire is surrounded by rivers and moats on all sides, considering Sandelephon is arriving tomorrow. Ehehehehe.
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>>30337791
>mfw watching Sharknado right now
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>>30337721
Maybe they don't wanna get their clothes wet?
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>>30337846

We should also get our airship to this city ASAP. Sandalthong is going to bring his entire fleet. We need to show our firepower if he threatens to destroy the city.
>>
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8PcfX0xgC4

You take a step back.

Metatron's head comes up.

You throw all your weight into an uppercut, sweeping your arm along the rock and blasting up into his chin. You strike him so hard he's loosened from your trap. The rock snaps and buckles.

You hit him again, and then again.

His fire burns you, but that doesn't stop you. You drive him up through the water, and his head snaps left and right with your punches. A dozen other limbs slice at his arms, his chest. His heat repels you, burning your body as you come close, dulling the blows, but you regenerate faster than his heat can disintegrate your body.

Blood mixes with the water and steam. His jaw is broken cleanly, and one of his eyes is torn free by your claws. You swim above him, and then drive back down, slamming your collected limbs into his skull. He's at the bottom of the rock again in a beat.

The sigil remains as it is, with two points still anchored.

You can see him regenerating. Angels are tough. But you're tougher. You follow him back down, preparing your next attack.

He opens his good eye. It's filled with Fire. He's going to try to counter!

What do you do?

>physical assault
>focus on dodging
>darkness within
>CONSUME
>some other strategy
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>>30337676
>>30337685
This would have been a lot more useful earlier in the fight. We already practically defeated him. At least we didn't use DW, or we would be stuck beating a dead body for 3 more turns.
>>
Imagine if we had rolled those for CONSUME
I'm glad we didn't pick it, though. The dice are malicious and intelligent. They'd have given us three 1s.
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>>30337905
CONSUME
Now is the best time.
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>>30337905
>>darkness within
>>
>>30337905
>CONSUME
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Rolled 88

>>30337905
>CONSUME
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>>30337905
>CONSUME
ENTER THROUGH HIS RUINED EYE. WE FEAST ON ANGEL ONCE MORE!
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>>30337905
>darkness within
Beat him into a bloody pulp
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>>30337905
>CONSUME
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>>30337905
Consume.

Gaping Maw it if we have the mana.

We can tank this attack easy.
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>>30337905
>CONSUME

We need to end this before things get worse.
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>>30337905
Could we use Gaping Maw
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>>30337905
>>CONSUME
It's time
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>>30337905
>CONSUME
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>>30337905
Consume. Gaping Maw. Ardor.
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>>30337905
Can we use Blink underwater?

Because if we teleport behind him, and start hitting the back of his head, the fuck's he gonna do about it?
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>>30337905
>CONSUME
>>
>enemy has readied their counterattack
>instead of dodging it and then consuming they vote to take the enemies' last ditch super spell on and consume directly

Herp.
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Rolled 55

>>30337905
Eyes on the prize chaps, dodge THEN consume. Don't get blinded. We still have 2 sigils.
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>>30337940

Consume RIGHT when he's going to counter us, yeah, that'll work out well

>>30337944
two rounds left on the clock, DW isnt' the best answer either.

>>some other strategy
Void Walker/Blink behind him RIGHT as he starts the counter, and continue with the Physical Assault.
Beat the shit out of him, continue what we're doing, without the DW.

If we have a good opportunity, Gaping Maw him. Pull him within us, envelop him, and continue beatings and nibblings.
>>
I have a feeling we're rushing consume here folks, I say we beat him down more.
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>>30337979

can't risk using Ardor, it could break the seal.
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>>30337990
Full health + massive regen bonus.
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>>30337994
>>30337990
We have full HP hombres.
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>>30337905
>>CONSUME
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>>30337979
>>30337970

Not enough mana for Gaping Maw.

---------
---------

Vote 1:
>dodge and continue the physical assault

Vote 2:
>focus solely on dodging

Vote 3:
>darkness within

Vote 4:
>consume
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>>30338023
>>30338021
You're forgetting that a failure to consume at this moment would have more serious consequences than losing just health, hombres.
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>>30337905
Dodge then CONSUME
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Rolled 95

>>30338023
Which won't mean shit if we get knocked out of the water and have to trek back to get him. While he completes the teleport and goes away.
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>>30337952
>>30337953
>>30337957
>>30337961
>>30337971
>>30337977

hey guys, this kind of dumbass logic is what got us our ass beat during the Hivemind Earthcreature Fight.

Drive our wedge in first, then drive it in deeper to make an opening, THEN Consume

Now is NOT THE TIME to jump the gun on consumption.

Furthermore: We need to place FLINTS SAFETY AND LIFE above our own xp gain for this match, or we're gonna lose the war by winning the battle.
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>>30337905
Rush in, Blink at the last second, consume.

We've got teleportation, let's use it.
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Rolled 79

>>30338046
4
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>>30338046
4
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>>30338046
4
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>>30337905

Arcturis and Hemmelus are standing at the rivers edge watching the fiery light of one of the strongest angels get swarmed by a horrible mass of writhing inky blackness.

>Ok seriously, who the fuck is this guy?
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>>30337905
CONSUME right into his empty eye socket
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>>30338046
4
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>>30338046
1
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>>30338046
2
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>>30338046
1
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>>30338046
1
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>>30338046
1
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>>30338046
4
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>>30338046
1
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>>30338053
Listen, man. We've already driven a wedge in. We beat him senseless, broke his jaw, knocked his eye out of its socket, dazed him enough he can't focus on the spell. NOW IS THE TIME! HE IS WEAK!
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>>30338046
1
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>>30338046
1
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>>30338046
1
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>>30338046
4
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>>30338046
1
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>>30338046
4
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>>30338046
3
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>>30338046
4
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>>30338055
>>30338087
This.

He's telegraphing his counter. It's so easy to use that against him with Blink.
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Rolled 68

>>30338046
we need to end this... but consumption exposes us to our allies as a monster
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>>30338046
4
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>>30338068
they SHOULD be trying to break the sigil without ending the world.
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>>30338046
1
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>>30338120
We're under water, I don't think they can see us.
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>>30338046
5
Dodge+consume
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>>30338088
Well anon, personally I don't believe an enemy who is casting a magical counterattack is weak enough for a consume when they're the 3rd highest and a 700 year old angel. He's still got some power, I wanna make sure we beat it out of him.
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>>30338046
4
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>>30337905
>physical assault

We're on full HP. He might not expect us to just straight up eat his attack and continue wailing on him. Might catch him off guard.
>>
So what will Arcturis and friends think (those out of the loop) if/when we CONSUME?
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>>30338088

No, its not.

This is -exactly- what happened last time
We got one good shot in, jumped the gun on consume, and got WRECKED for it.

Here's what you're not grasping: One good shot isn't enough for the tough enemies we're facing now.
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>>30338120
>>30338136
the water is covered in blood, like after a shark attack.
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>>30338119
That means he's going all out on this attack
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>>30338152
That we have a lot to talk about, later.
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>>30338152
Nothing because we're underwater.
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>>30338046

cutting off votes
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>>30338152
"Im Hungry"
~Arcturis and friends
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>>30338120
>not just saying our finishing move totally destroyed Metatron's body.
>it would be the truth so Hemmelus can't call bullshit on us
>>
Rolled 54

>>30338136
>>30338169

... you don't need to SEE with eyes in this case

Seeing with MAGIC SENSE will expose our actions


(tl;dr: SUPER SEER will know we aren't what we say)
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>>30338046
1
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>>30338197
So? Hemmelus is pretty bro, he probably won't rat us out to everyone. We'll just need to talk to him later.
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>>30338088
Don't be blinded by one lucky roll, he's clearly not done yet
>>
Can we add a blink and an ardor to this? Or do we not have the mana for blink. And it's not like we can't just swim away from his counter, I mean fuck, we are basically a liquid when in water.
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>>30338152
Unless they watch us do it, we can simply tell them that he is gone.

And that we hope they don't blame us if, unlike with Matthel, we didn't make much of an effort to make sure we could bring him back.

They've already accepted that we can make people go away completely, this is just us doing it again, only more permanently.
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>>30338046

dodge and attack: 10

consume: 9

Anyone want to double count?

Note that the first 4 vote doesn't count due to the roll in the post.
>>
consume wins by 1
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All these retards really voted to consume?
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>>30338222
That's what I got.
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>>30338222
i think people wanted to dodge and then consume more than anything
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>>30338218
See
>>30338018
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>>30338222
thank god
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>>30338222
I got the same.
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Rolled 22

>>30338208
Yes

But we're Erebus

Shadow mages cannot consume

He may be bro, but consumption is freaking unnerving. imagine seeing it via magic aura vision. You literally watch a soul dissapear into nothingness.

More importantly, it gives Mattias/retard brother's words weight
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>>30338222

you're spot on
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>>30338222
some of the 1s wanted a dodge+consume
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>>30338120

I think we may have to have a long talk with Arcturis about our origins after this.
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>>30338256
I'm saying that even if H-Dawg Sageman knows we're Erebus he probably won't rat on us.
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Roll 1d100

>let's see what happens.jpg
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>>30338256
he already was gonna ask about us, and him being a lie detector would figure out we aren't human.
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>>30338256
>imagine seeing it via magic aura vision. You literally watch a soul dissapear into nothingness.
I was all for it until you reminded me that this is how he see things.
He probably wouldn't say anything in the group, but it'd be freaky nonetheless.
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Rolled 87

>>30338281
Yay critical thinking!
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Rolled 20

>>30338281

Here goes nothing. Invoking FUNK?
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Rolled 74

>>30338281
>>
Rolled 54

>>30338281
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Rolled 8

>>30338281
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Rolled 65

>>30338281
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Rolled 58

>>30338281
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Rolled 72

>>30338281
I got a good feel about this roll. Gotta wait 30 seconds though so it might end up useless.
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Rolled 49

>>30338281
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>>30338256

We fought with him side by side to save his city, his son, his life, his country, and his lineage.

I don't think the words of a traitor hold much weight against that. Actions speak louder than words.

Then again, there is a certain sword hanging over our head.
>>
>>30338296
>>30338301
>>30338308
>>30338310
Dodged and countered, averagely. Hope those water bonuses help us.
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>>30338296
>>30338297
>>30338301

brettty gud

>also I just caught up to the current posts, holy shit CRIT CITY BABY
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Rolled 4, 16, 20, 12 = 52

>>30338296
>>30338297
>>30338301

Ok. I forgot ally rolls, so here are those.
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>>30338296
>>30338301
bretty gud
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>>30338296
>>30338297
>>30338301
...Acceptable?
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Rolled 74

>>30338281
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>>30338296
>>30338301
woo decent rolls on a CONSUME

Its been a while.
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>>30338296
>>30338301
Awesome.
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>>30338256
Just say it's the spell we usually use to kill people, and it totally eradicates their being.
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>>30338333
Woo!
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>>30338333
so are we dodging+consume?
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>>30338333
But SM why are there 4 rolls if there's only 2 allies, is it because it's for 2 rounds or are you hiding something
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>>30338333
Oh hey cool maybe they did something now
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>>30338333

Good, they stopped tripping over the pebbles.
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>>30338340
We aren't consuming.
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>>30338333
Thank god they're finally doing something
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>>30338333
About time they woke up.
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>>30338345
That is morally questionable to the extreme.

At least "it gives us xp" is a decent justification.

...right?
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>>30338355
Two rounds, based on last thread. Last time it was the first two for Arcturis and the second two for Hemmelus.
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Rolled 53

>>30338281
k
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>>30338345

Normal shadow mages probably can't do that either.
>>
I'm starting to think we should have shoved Metatron's ass into the water in the first place.
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now just don't fuck up the consume roll
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I made a gif in case this goes bad!
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>>30338394
Who cares, sweet exp. We can smooth things out later.
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>>30338345
>>30338379
>>30338256

See
>>30338221

They've already seen us use a spell that makes someone disappear entirely. Unless they peek over the side and watch us eat his soul, we can write it off as choosing to make him go away permanently as opposed to what we did to Matthel.
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>>30338412
doesn't work.
>>30338408
we don't know if SM is counting the dodge+consume 1 votes as 4 or 1.
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>>30338394
It should already be really obvious that we're not a regular shadow mage.

>self taught, no formal education at all
>using high level spells in shadow, spirit, earth, and water where Hemmelus could sense it
>introduced ourselves as the guy that took a shit on Ringed City
>half the world leaders in our pocket
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>>30338416

I rolled for consume too. Just pointing out that this is going to be hard to cover up if we aren't going to announce who we are.
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>>30338394
Well, who ever said we were a normal shadow mage?
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>>30338401

Eh, I'm not sure we could have done so when he was at full effectiveness, anon.

Let's not forget that Arcturis led the battle with a Windfury torpedo charge at maximum cosmic power and Metatron just shrugged it off.

In fact, I'd say this battle might be SQ's best fight yet, tactically. We seem to have made really good choices so far, even if we keep narrowly avoiding the dumb ones.
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>>30338442
just say that we are an angel of one of the lesser lords.
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>>30338442
see
>>30338195
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>>30338440

Not to mention the hammer that we materialized from literally nowhere that bashed an angel into a wall and shatter his armor
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>>30338442
We're shadow. Is simple, see. And we don't have to pronounce who we are. It's enough to say that we're not human.
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>>30338463
that raises more questions than it answers, besides he'll know if we lie
>>
Remember to take Matthel out of the pocket, but only after the Sigil has been dealt with.
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>>30338463
I'm 95% sure that there actually weren't any Angel-equivalents of any of the lesser lords.

They had high-level underlings, certainly, but IIRC only Hyperion and Erebus were able to grant some of their power to others, and Erebus only chose to do so once.
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Rolled 90

>>30338440
well yeah

but EATING SOMEONE'S ESSENCE IS ON AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT LEVEL.

If not an odd thing, a major ethical issue.
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>>30338445

That is EXACTLY the persona we are trying to create instead of just showing up and saying, "Hi, I'm Erebus and I want peace on earth."

And by normal I mean shadow mages probably don't usually have spells that erase the existence of other beings. I will ask SM at the end of the quest.
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>>30338489
He's earned about 7 years in that pocket
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>>30338442
We could claim that we're the result of an experiment that the Elf Queen and us did to ourselves in order to combat the Chaos spreading throughout Venia in order to protect it.

It's a technical truth and allows us to talk about the whole Order = Shadow element and everything else is Chaos thing and address the core issues Venia is facing.
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>>30338494
Only Erebus and Hyperion could make servants.
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>>30338484
>>30338494
how about we tell him that we were one of erubus's experiments.
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>New namefag comes into the quest
>"COMSUME IS BAAAAD GUYS!"
The horrible, horrible ride never ends.
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>>30338509
You're missing my point, man.
Hemmelus is not some sort of all knowing god. We could reasonably say we know things 'normal' shadow mages don't and still deny being Erebus. He already knows we're on par with the Black Lady.
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>>30338517

That could work.
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>>30338535
I don't see anyone new here except you.
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>>30338521
It would be easier to claim that we're our own and the Elf Queen's like >>30338517 said since it IS technically true and avoids mentioning Erebutt.

Hemmelus is a lie detector.
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>>30338521
you're a fucking retard
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>>30338505
Man, fuck off.
This is SHADOW QUEST.
The entire thing started out as CONSUUUUME.
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>>30338560
>not wrenloft
>here before the hiatus ended
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>>30338515
50 years in the isocubes
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>>30338569
Actually the first thing we did was waifu the queen of elves because she said something nice about us. But your point does remain.
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>>30338517
Yeah, this is probably the best idea.

Mentioning Erebus is going to bring every single angel down on our heads at once.
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>>30338535
I bet you're one of the guys who voted for premature consumption on the Vog mind and now Metatron.
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>>30338562
same train of though as mine so i agree.
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>>30338535
At least he's TRYING to justify it.

But really, it's not going to be anything they're not already expecting from us. Unless they can see underwater and are watching, in which case they also saw enough already.
>all implying they haven't already figured it out.

>>30338569
Now hold on anon, the namefag is a dumbass but we ARE consuming less that we used to because of that purple glowing thing in us.

We only CONSUME assholes now.
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>>30338586
Oh, I hid that one from another thread so I didn't notice. Well, good day sir.
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>>30338517
This is good, I like it
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>>30338601
I don't want to consume him right now, I want to consume him after we smack the crap out of him more.

This faggot is saying that consuming at all is bad.
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>>30338604
We've always only consumed assholes.

Slavers, summons, invading army, giant monsters. We don't eat things willy nilly.
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>>30338604
speaking of which humanity has been way too quiet.resolve was right all along.
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Seeing the building magic, you quickly dart through the water, but no attack comes. Thinking he must be trying to focus on the sigil, you dive in for another assault.

His magic continues to build. You swim faster. You're close enough - you can beat him out!

You stop. Something unnerves you. Some sixth sense tells you that you need to get away.

You begin to swim back, desperately, as fast as you can. A blue glow surrounds you, not restorative, but protective. Hemmelus can feel it two. Bands of Wind fire down into the water, slicing toward Metatron, covering you as you make your escape.

Light illuminates the water behind you. You burst out of the stream and fly onto dry land, half human, half morphing shadow. A light like nothing you've felt before explodes behind you.

You feel a pull on your body, and pain. For a moment, your vision goes dark.

>con't
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SM is taking his time. I expect us to lose spectacularly.
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>>30338517
We can also say that the experiment resulted in us losing our memories. Which is ALSO true.
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>you've taken 20 damage (61/81)

You awaken. You're lying on your back. Hemmelus is kneeling next to you, and Arcturis is there, too. You're both sheltered behind a wall of earth. And then you see them - Shade and Steward!

"...how long has it been?"

"A few seconds. I'm healing you, hold still."

>you gain 10 HP (71/81)
>you gain 1 mana (2/58)

Light flickers and flares. Heat boils in the air. It feels like everyone is rippling. You have no doubt that if it wasn't for Hemmelus's magic, all three of you would be burning. Steward peers over the earthen barrier he must have erected. His faceplace begins to glow red almost immediately. He drops back down. "Current radiation levels are exceptionally lethal, but he cannot possibly sustain that output at length."

You snake the barest tendril around the barrier.

A figure seemingly comprised of solid white light is slowly walking toward the sigil from the river's edge. Though, there isn't a river anymore. Just a pit of mud and blackened rock. Wisps of steam hiss from cracks around the cavern.

Metatron takes another step forward. It looks like he's struggling just to move. But the fire is incredibly intense. Just leaving the barrier would sear you.

The sigil rotates. Another point loses its anchor. Only one element is still bolted to the rock.

"Dear elements," Hemmelus says. His eyes are fixed on the wall - maybe he can see through it. "His life force is being consumed to fuel that spell. He's going to kill himself to ensure the sigil is safe."

"We don't have any time!" Arcturis says. "How can we counter this?"

Hemmelus grits his teeth. "...I don't believe I could shield more than one of you for more than a few seconds. After that...you'd be completely exposed."

What do you do?

>put your faith in the Lord of Arland
>trust Steward to get the job done; his survival rate will probably be higher
>leave the protective wall yourself and attack Metatron
>some other strategy
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I have more gifs that aren't broken
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>>30338663
>>leave the protective wall yourself and attack Metatron
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>>30338663
>leave the protective wall yourself and attack Metatron
i told you bro
i told you to consume
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>>30338663
Can we shatten into consume? While protected by hemmelus?
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>>30338663
>leave the protective wall yourself and attack Metatron
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>>30338663
>eave the protective wall yourself and attack Metatron
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>>30338648
>>30338663
Good thing we didn't try to consume just there, holy shit that would've been bad.

>leave the protective wall yourself and attack Metatron

Strategy time!
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>>30338663
>>leave the protective wall yourself and attack Metatron
well we waited too late.
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>>30338663
>leave the protective wall yourself and attack Metatron
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>>30338663
>leave the protective wall yourself and attack Metatron
We're the most capable being we know.

SNEAK
RAINBOWS

Or not.
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>>30338663
>leave the protective wall yourself and attack Metatron
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>>30338663
>leave the protective wall yourself and attack Metatron
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>>30338663
>leave the protective wall yourself and attack Metatron
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>>30338663
>leave the protective wall yourself and attack Metatron

we have the most HP, even with our super weakness we should be able to withstand it
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>>30338696
Odds are we should've consumed, he'd be unable to finish the spell. Oh well, no regrets.
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>>30338663
This is why we fucking consume you fucks. We SHOULD HAVE CONSUMED AFTER THE FIRST ATTACK!
You fuckers going on and on about caution and "this is what happened with the vog!" caused this.
>leave the protective wall yourself and attack Metatron
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>>30338663
>leave the protective wall yourself and attack Metatron

If you want to do something right, do it yourself.
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>>30338663
>leave the protective wall yourself and attack Metatron

Goddamnit, what do we do?
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>>30338663
Blink over to him and fuck him up!
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>>30338663
>leave the protective wall yourself and attack Metatron
However, have Hemmelus direct Arcturis and Steward to provide support, since he can see through the wall. We'll need all the help we can get for this
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>>30338742
This.
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>>30338717
Pretty sure trying to consume him would have resulted in his attack hitting us at point blank range.
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You'll go to attack him yourself.

But what do you do?

>blink over to him, physical assault
>some other strategy
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>>30338742
this
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>>30338696
there was a big delay before he succeeded, it looks like we had a perfect window to interrupt the spell and consume.
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>>30338717
Consume was clearly the more risky option. If we had rolled a failure we would've almost died, and a 1 would've ended the campaign right then and there. You're fucking retarded
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>>30338751
>CONSUME
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>>30338697
>>30338687
>>30338716
>>30338717
I don't think you grasp that failing to consume in that moment would've had us close to him while he activated his final form, rather than being able to run away and get protected.

>>30338663
>leave the protective wall yourself and attack Metatron

The only thing I can think of that can get us to him and move him away from the Sigil at speed is schattenkrieg, any other ideas?
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>>30338751
>blink over to him, physical assault

If we roll well enough on the assault we can use Retribution to boost our rolls safely.
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>>30338763
I mean we should've consumed after we broke his jaw and knocked his eye loose. After we delayed there it was too late.

>>30338751
>blink over to him, physical assault
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Rolled 75

>>30338751
send shade in for the body slam
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>>30338751
Blink over to him, darkness within.

If we don't destroy him with the attack, we lose anyway, so I fail to see a reason not to us it.
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>>30338751

>blink over, physical assault.

We don't really have any better options and we need to save our shards.
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>>30338750
>you quickly dart through the water, but no attack comes.
>Thinking he must be trying to focus on the sigil, you dive in for another assault.
>You swim faster. You're close enough - you can beat him out!
>You stop. Something unnerves you. Some sixth sense tells you that you need to get away.
>You begin to swim back, desperately, as fast as you can. A blue glow surrounds you, not restorative, but protective. Hemmelus can feel it two. Bands of Wind fire down into the water, slicing toward Metatron, covering you as you make your escape.
It looks like there was a pretty big window of opportunity.
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>>30338751
Blink+point blank Schattenkrieg.
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>>30338766
Yes, I do realize that. But, what are the odds of rolling a 1, right?
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>>30338751
Consume
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Do we have any self-defense spells to raise fire defenses, or otherwise use our various spells to disrupt his being?

He's fueling the spell with his life force, which means a big enough smack of disruption should ... make him explode.

We should have consumed him earlier, but, whatever.
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>>30338766
we would have gotten the protection either way, the only difference was how much damage we would have taken.
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>>30338782

What if Metatron just fucking explodes upon death like a magical nuke?

DW would leave us unable to react to the battle situation. We can't risk it right now.
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>>30338813
We don't have enough mana
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>>30338806
It didn't have to be a one. Could've just been low.

>>30338751
>Schattenkrieg
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>>30338766
> schattenkrieg

We have 2 mana. We can attack, pocket.or consume.

I cannot think of any other options
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So despite rolling well, we lose anyway because some idiots thought that we could just dick around when SM specifically said that we were on the clock.
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>>30338751
>blink over to him, physical assault

now would be the worst time to roll a one
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>>30338751
>blink over to him, begin to consume
Whether or not we get him in one shot, draining any amount of his lifeforce decreases the length of time he can keep his self-destruct going.

>>30338782
>If we don't destroy him with the attack, we lose anyway, so I fail to see a reason not to us it.
There's a difference between losing because they successfully relocated the sigil and losing because we went on autopilot in the middle of a magical firestorm and killed ourselves.
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Rolled 77

>>30338751
blink slam him

Get as many tendrils as possible and fuck with him so he can't concentrate

Tendrils of darkness up every orfice we can

Beat him from inside and out

Consume if needed

We are demolishing him
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>>30338751

Blink Consume
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Metatron currently a walking nuclear fuel rod? He's the one generating all that heat. Consuming him now would be like eating a Hot Pocket fresh from the microwave.
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>>30338751
Blink over, physical assault. Have everyone else fire spells over the wall.
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>>30338751
Blink and CONSUME. We have to end this now and beating on him isn't working.
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>>30338849
please don't tempt the dice anon
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>We're going to miss out on Third Highest XP because he'll kill himself with that spell.
Disappointed.
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>>30338813
We have our aura.


Too bad for us, if he burns his soul there won't be anything left for us to eat!

And even if there was, well, I fixed this one.
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>>30338881
we can take it.
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>>30338751
BLINKSUMPTION!
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>>30338884
>>30338879
>>30338860
Seconding.

>>30338881
Our hope is that Hemmelus helps us enough to tide us over. His magic is our cool milk to metatrons nuke hot pocket mode.
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>>30338881
It's the fastest way to victory
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>>30338891
Just because people were too cautious to.
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>>30338505
Fuck Off.

We. Need. EXP.
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Vote 1:
>blink over to him, physical attack

Vote 2:
>blink over to him, CONSUME
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Big risks, big gains. I vote for consume.
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>>30338922
The alternative being near instant death from a failed consume, no thanks.
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>>30338936
1
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>>30338843
what the fuck are you talking about? after sm told us we were on the clock we've been doing really well

if we lose it's because meta was willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for his goal
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>>30338604
We only ever consumed assholes
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>>30338936
2
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>>30338936
2
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>>30338936
2
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>>30338936
I DON'T KNOW

FUCK

I'M ABSTAINING, CAN'T DEAL
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>>30338936
2
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>>30338936
2
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>>30338936
2
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>>30338936
1
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>>30338936
2
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>>30338936

2
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>>30338936

2
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>>30338936
2
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>>30338936
2
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Rolled 98

>>30338936
1
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>>30338936
2
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>>30338936
1
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>>30338936
2
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>>30338936
2
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Rolled 90

>>30338936
in this case, consume = physical attack + more attack


So basically consuming from inside and outside

gaping maw if we can get a mana boost
if we ARE consuming...

yes I know this isn't a vote
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>>30338936
2
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>>30338936
2
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>>30338922
>I'm cold, why didn't you let me stand next to that exploding nuclear bomb? It would have been warm!
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Shall we use Ardor?
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>>30338936
2
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>>30338936
2
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WAIT. CRAZY PLAN: WHAT IF INSTEAD OF TRYING TO JUST EAT METATRON, WE TRY EATING EVERYTHING, SIGIL AND ALL?
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>>30338936
2
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>>30338984

GOD FUCKING DAMN YOU
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>>30338945
We had a shard that could have protected us in case of nat 1 and there was still the 20 from the save.
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Rolled 97

>>30338936
This is nerve-wracking.
Please for the love of god don't get us killed. I like this quest. Good things don't have to end.
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>>30338936
1
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>>30338984
>>30338993
>>30339025
>90s+ wasted
>Prepare for shit rolls
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>>30338954
lord of darkness and part time anus connoisseur
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>>30338993
stop wasting good rolls.>>30339008
I'm game.
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>>30338663
Man those threads right after SM's cruise were fucking perfect. No FUCKING RETARDS.
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>>30339008
Funny story, people always ignored this response. You'd think removing the sigils'd be the most reasonable option.
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>>30339008

I'm pretty sure that unless we rolled a 100 on that, the magical feedback from the fucked up spell would blow everything within 10 square miles to shit.
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>>30339008
Pretty sure that'd be substantially harder than just going after Metatron, and could also run the risk of some sort of feedback to Donovan.
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>>30338936
2
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>>30338936
Gotta risk it to get the Biscuit

>>30338984
>>30338993
>>30339025
I hate you.
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>>30339020
Now there's an idea.


Hey guys, Peace+Ardor? Peace absorbs the mana and power he's throwing out, Ardor helps consuming. What d'ya say?
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>>30338956
>>30338957
>>30338958
>>30338966
>>30338971
>>30338975
>>30338981

Are you people fucking high?

WHY ARE YOU TRYING TO EAT A NUCLEAR FURNACE RIGHT NOW?

HOW DOES THAT MAKE ANY SENSE?
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>>30339046
People are terrified that the thing will just go off like a nuke.
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>>30339008
im game
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>>30338984
>>30338993
>>30339025

Seriously, you fuckers need to stop.
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>>30338936
1
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>>30339059
Our shards are really weak right now.
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>>30339060
Because trying to get the fuel out of the nuclear furnace is a way better way of disabling it than trying to bust it open with our bare hands.
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>>30339059
WE CAN'T RISK BREAKING THE SEAL
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>>30339060
Because the other option is punching a nuclear furnace.
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>>30339064
We got a nuke right here.
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>>30339060
Gotta have something to light it with, man.
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>>30339060
We've hugged worse.
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>>30339059
>One or both break
>Hyperion gets released
>Laughingangels.png
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>>30339059
If another shard drops to Weak we get fucked over.
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>>30339077
Peace is Strong and Ardor is Strong.
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Rolled 65

>>30339060
Because its better then just letting him do what he wants? Physical Attacks will not stop him.
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>>30339060

Hello, my names doesn't matter. But you look delicious,
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>>30339060
would you rather have Hyperion breathing down our neck?
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>>30339079
>>30339085
>>30339087
>>30339088

You guys are fucking stupid and wrong. The DC for this roll is going to be insanely high.
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Rolled 91

>>30339088
I hugged a radiator through a blanket in my sleep once


I got heatstroke
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>>30339093
If we get bad rolls with them they'll fall in status hard.
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>>30339110
got a better idea?
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>>30339103
Man, I miss Drakxis.
He was so much infinitely better than Ardour.
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>>30339115
If we fail the consume we die and so does Venia.
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>>30339114
You are obviously nor Mr. Shadow.
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>>30338936

cutting off votes

Note: for counting purposes, only votes submitted at or before 22:59 will be counted.
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>>30339095
>>30339103
>>30339105

Except we've broken his concentration IN THIS SAME FIGHT THROUGH PHYSICAL ATTACK.
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>>30339110
deal with it nerd
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Flint will always have this fucking parasite won't he.
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>>30339110
Given the options SM gave us I have to say that 2 seems better right now, and I voted to not consume earlier
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>>30339103
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>>30339038
>>30339042
>>30339055
>>30339074
>They think that's how probability works.
(I still took them off.)
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>>30339114
stop rolling you putrid cunt
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>>30339093

I'm pretty sure Hammer was Strong or Empowers and now it's broken. And that was just on his armor.

Lets see how we roll before we decide to use a shard or not.
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>>30339114
stop wasting 90 asshole.
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>>30339128
But if we use the shards then we need to get high rolls on the attack AND high rolls on the shards.
>>
I SWEAR TO GOD SM IF THIS IS WHERE YOU WANT TO USE THE 1 TO UNLEASH A CORE OF PLOT, I WILL BE SO FULL OF FEEL
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>>30338936

Roll 1d100 to CONSUME
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>>30339144
it's frustrating to see all those great rolls go to waste when we've all had experience with shitty rolls
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Rolled 21

>>30339175
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Rolled 7

>>30339175

NOM
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>>30339144
Allow us our superstition.
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Rolled 58

>>30339175
>>
Rolled 45

>>30339175
pls
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>>30339144

/tg/ players are superstitious as fuck about dice rolls man, you have no idea.
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Rolled 53

>>30339175
>>
Rolled 82

>>30339175
>>
Rolled 67

>>30339175
The world that burns, IS IT OURS?!
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Rolled 84

>>30339175
I cry
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Rolled 42

>>30339175
UH OH TIME FOR 1S
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Rolled 23

>>30339175
>>
Rolled 5

>>30339175

>>30338897
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Rolled 61

>>30339175
>>
Aaand here goes everything. Thanks for wasting those 90s.
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>>30339179
>>30339181
>>30339184

You brought this upon yourselves.
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>>30339179
>>30339181
>>30339184
Fuck everything.
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>>30339179
>>30339181
>>30339184
Fook
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>>30339179
>>30339181
>>30339184
I'm fucking done.
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Rolled 71

Ardor? We can handle 3 being weak I believe.
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>>30339175
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Rolled 92

>>30339175

>>30339179
>>30339181
>>30339184

I hate my life
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>>30339179
>>30339181
You FUCKS
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>>30339179
>>30339181
>>30339184

What the fuck did I tell you faggots?

Congratulations on buttfucking this fight.
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>>30339179
>>30339181
>>30339184
Only death and pain are found here.
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>>30339214
the fuckers wasted 90s
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Ok, these rolls are shit, Ardor time.
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>>30339222
No we can't, the seal gets unleashed when 3 are weak
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>>30339222
3 is when shit goes wrong
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>>30339193
Dices are seeded on tg, not random.
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God.

Four hours of work for nothing. Absolutely nothing.

>>30339222
We literally have no choice but to use it.
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>>30339222
>>30339239

nope
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>>30339222
No, we can't.

Unless you just want to drop it down to normal but that doesn't help much.
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>>30339179
>>30339181
>>30339184
>>
You could use Ardor to boost your rolls...

...but do you dare take the risk?

Vote 1:
>yes

Vote 2:
>no
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>>30339235
To be fair with those rolls we would be fucked if we attacked as well. Probably not as fucked though.
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>>30339239
WE CAN'T BREAK THE SEAL FOR THE LOVE OF GOD.
>>
ARDOR?
>>30339241
The seals gets unstable at 3 weak it gets unleashed at 4 though.
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>>30339250
And at Strong it's not gonna be enough to overcome this DC.

Just...fuck this whole thread. We do amazingly well on our rolls to get here and then just die.

Every. Fucking. Time.
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>>30339267
2
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>>30339267
2
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>>30339267
1
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>>30339267
1
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>>30339267
1
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>>30339250
>>30339239
>>30339235
It won't kill us, we are still at like full health, plus we'll have a moment of shielding.

We'll probably lose like 20-30 health. At worst 50.
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>>30339267
2
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>>30339270

ONCE AGAIN

The seal becomes unstable and you will have to roll a check if three or more shards are 'weak' or below.
>>
So if we get 3 shards to weak we need to make a saving throw right?

When was SM planning on using that pocket 1?
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>>30339267
2
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>>30339267
2
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>>30339267
1
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>>30339267
1
All balls or no balls.
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>>30339270
WAIT HOLY SHIT, WASN'T THE WARNING LAST TIME SOMETHING ALONG THE LINES OF FIND A NEW POWER SOURCE? WE HAVE A NUCLEAR REACTOR GUISE
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>>30339267
2
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>>30339267
2
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>>30339270
if >=3 seals are weak. Please don't fail at math this badly at such a critical moment
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>>30339267
1
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>>30339277
It isn't going to kill us.

>>30339306
risky, very risky
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>>30339267
1
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>>30339267
1
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>>30339301
no it doesn't its that hell breaks loose.
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>>30339267
2
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>>30339267
W-Why not breeze to cool him down and make an easier hotpocket, or to superslamjam his ass with speed? It's empowered, that means it doesn't break as easily, r-right?
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>>30339267
1
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>>30339267
1
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>>30339298
>ONCE AGAIN
>The seal becomes unstable and you will have to roll a check if three or more shards are 'weak' or below.

Okay.
So....

Hammer is Broken
Resolve is Weak
Ardor is Strong.

So there's one grade between it and weak.

I'd say....take the risk

Either we fuck the core up, or hyperion's summoning does it more.
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>>30339338
We could use peace to absorb his magic too.
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>>30339267
On a scale of 1 to 10 how hard are you laughing at us?
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>>30339277
I think it's more of a matter that this enemy is simply too far above our level, and we don't know much about them or how to predict their combat. I really didn't expect a suicide bomb attack. We have all these powers and abilities, but these guys with 700 years of desperation on their side... they're not pussies.

Come to think of it, we probably could've asked Auriel for tactical information relating to Metatron and his final abilities, had we more time. Though now it all burns.
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>>30339267
2
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>>30339267

cutting off votes
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>>30339355
Doesn't Flint need to be present to finish the summon? So is the magic moving that big of a deal, or will they just find a new way to complete the spell
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>>30339267
1
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>>30339306
>If warning is overridden, a seal breach is possible. Recommendation: use alternate power source.

...this is kind of an adorable idea, but one I'm not sure is actually plausible.
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>>30339267
1
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>>30339382
delete your 2.
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>>30339317

Oh okay just end the world by breaking the seal or risk Hyperion being brought into this world and it maybe ending due to core instability

such wonderful choices we have.
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>>30339388
already did.
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>>30339379
Wait a second the summoning circle!
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>>30339382
This counts right? since i deleted my two?
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>>30339362

Probably, but it was a bit beyond our realm of understanding that an angel would be doing this,
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looks like some one deleted their 1 to make it into a tie.
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>>30339412

We know nothing about the summoning circle or how it works, and anyways, the summoning circle is full of Chaos magic.

We can't use to maintain the Order seal on the core.
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>>30339379
>>30339412
Use the summoning circle and Metatron to repair the seal breach, go go go!
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>>30339306
>>30339379
That said, I'm pretty sure the warning is talking about using an alternate power source in place of using a shard, not to use an alternate power source to maintain the seal.

Being able to use Metatron's magic to help consume Metatron might be a little cheaty.

...but he IS fueling it with his lifeforce, so maybe his forcefully