Open>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvMxJkTaE4IPrevious threads:>http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Over%28Human%29Limit%20QuestMis-archived 7th>http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/29814791/Previously: A fight in the desert, Asher puts up a strong defense against a hidden enemy attacking from all sides. The sand sweeps and churns with bullets zipping through the storm at a one-sided opposition until Fara leaps to action against Asher's wishes.Trusting in the shade he feeds her power enough to annihilate the opposition in one quite literal sweep.Eshe takes a captive, learning that the young girl's name is DXII: 512. With almost white hair and an adolescent body it seems precarious that one so young would be sent out to a battlefield. How naive they feel when DXII tells them her true age, six months.Resisting further lines of questioning the girl dies by her own magic as she commits to suicide through overuse.Eshe screams, Eshe cries. Yet above all else she tells Asher one thing,"No children."With a look at a gps the party finds their way to a town called Pahrump on their way to Vegas. With a military convoy progressing down the road in the distance they slip into the town to cloth themselves and pick up news after half a month in the desert.Date: July 1st, 2014Asher's strange journey continues.Twitter>https://twitter.com/Overhuman_QuestAsher's Sheet>http://pastebin.com/kmsL31FP Encyclopedia/Characters>http://pastebin.com/n7kNbtwG
>>30509142Yay! More Overhuman.Also, before we deal with the Church can we get two Mythos Lions, one male and one female, as Lions are one of Asherah's favored animals and we could use some brute muscle. Also, now that we have ranked up Ice with an Oath, and ranked up Water how much easier and faster is it to freeze things?
So I thought of a cantrip I want to try. Might unlock Explosion magic.Make a sphere of water and harden the outside to be as hard as we can using Materia Firma. Then Steam the shit out of the inside until it explodes.Simple, yet effective. Never know when you need on-demand bombs.Useful as fuck for a magical terrorist.
>>30509142>Date: July 1st, 2014Oh boy Independence Day coming.I bet someone's got plans.
You slip on the shades as you leave the store, giving the sky a good long as the sunlight streams down through the aurora. Another day under the oppressive desert sun. You take in a deep breath and haul the goods back. Everyone's going to be pleased with the change of clothes.You catch a newspaper as you tromp back to the outskirts of town, taking a look at what's been reported from the coastline:“California Flooded By Wave Of The Century!”>Government sends aid to California to evacuate refugees to designated shelters. >Coastline cities have been completely destroyed, travel prohibited due to dangerous roads and wreckage.”Ren. Co. Announces New Prototype Intellephone.>Capable of holographic displays, recognition of objects and new EVE system that recognizes and relays information of real time tagged targets. Available for citizen use within the next year. >Revolutionary low price of $499.99 for first version.“New Energy Initatives Sweeping The Nation...”You kind of smile at that first thing. If you weren't a mage... Hell, if you weren't a part of that whole thing to see it first hand this would have an entirely different meaning to you.So Government aid is military personnel. Hot Rod didn't report any tanks or anything earlier. They're probably a hindrance when it comes to fighting magic. Then again, that works out because then they can send as many trucks and personnel as are needed to the site.It's also likely that no one's going to see these “Refugees” ever again.Damn, this whole thing is just looking worse and worse.You hand off the new duds to everyone in an empty lot near the end of town. They all seem to be adequately impressed, at least to not bitch about what you went and got them.
Aerin looks at the clothes and then she and Helia look each other over,”Ah, Asher do we have enough money for a motel? Could really go for a shower before we get anything to eat.”“What? Don't want me to magic you up a shower? I promise I've gotten pretty good at using my water.” You smirk at the beefed woman as she regards you with a shrewd stare. You just kind of shrug,”What?”Aerin looks away a bit, her face wearing a sullen kind of frown,”I'd really rather not Asher.”The fuck? That was funny.“I think that we'd all be better off with a real shower, right Eshe?” Helia looks over to Eshe as she's putting on her clothes without regard for everyone's stares. She stops in the middle of hiking up the skirt you purchased like a deer caught in the headlights.“I'm sorry? What?” She looks as though she hadn't been listening.“Well, she'd pass for a dirty hippy. Maybe we should play her off as one?”Hot Rod sniffs one of his pits before going near cross-eyed,”Ah, yeah. You know what, Eshe can do what Eshe does. Hot Rod needs a shower man, let's go.”Hot water and plumbing is a blessing that you'd nearly forgotten as it soaks away your misery and stings the vision sunburn riddling your skin. If anything you're going to be glad for more clothes if you all need to start walking again. You're going to be peeling for days once this shit heals. The sun is not kind.The girls are all sharing one room, despite Eshe asking why you all can't sleep together. Aerin and Helia try to explain the reasons, yet you take initiative to just put down money for two rooms, one night each for now Not confirmed yet for when you're all going to “Make a scene.” yet. You insisted on scoping out the churches first.
>>30509895Yeah, it's me. Heh.>>30509828>>30509862
After a round of showers everyone heads to a diner for lunch. Finally, real fucking food. You order a BLT with a side of fries and sink your teeth into the mess of food. As you all talk about inconsequential things. Too many people around to get around to talking about magic or anything else.You've got a few days until Sunday and you're in this place on business... Might as well make some preparations.> Check out the Library. Maybe a refresher on myth and legend or other bits?> See if there's a gun store anywhere. You'd like to carry iron.> Check out churches in the area.> Practice magic in your motel room.> (Other)
>>30509951> Check out the Library. Maybe a refresher on myth and legend or other bits?> Check out churches in the area.Oftentimes the old folks that act as librarians are big into the church and community. Just walk in there, say we're passing through on business but we had a couple days respite and figured that this was a nice place to stay. Yada yada yada nice conversation oh hey so I was gonna be here Sunday and I don't really like to miss church when I can help it [friendly smile]. You know where I could catch a service around here?Then we can check out some books about a few things and scope the churches that the wrinkled librarian tells us about.
>>30509951> See if there's a gun store anywhere. You'd like to carry iron.If we have a few days, we should do this early. I think there is usually a waiting period in most states to get a gun.
>>30509951> Check out the Library. Maybe a refresher on myth and legend or other bits?
>>30509951> Check out the Library. Maybe a refresher on myth and legend or other bits?We should probably brush up on our Demonology and Sumerian mythology. Read up on Asherah, go through what summons we can pull from Sumerian and other Mesopotamian myths, and maybe find a copy of the Ars Goetia online. >>30510029This too, ask a Librarian about churches, it's easier than walking to all of them.
>>30509951> Check out the Library. Maybe a refresher on myth and legend or other bits?Also while we are at it we could ask the librarian what this place is like since we are new here. Even if we are just passing through.
The gun thing gives me an idea.Would it be possible to make an Oath that forbids using mundane weapons? Put that on Steam or something else (Hell, I want to take summoning to Divine and I wouldn't mind this oath on it). Got the whole "I will only rely on my magic to fight and not weapons" thing going.
>>30510029>on businessNot that. This is a weird place to stay for so long on business. Just say passing through, but everything else is cool. Maybe say we're on a trip with friends and everyone is exhausted and wanted to rest for a bit.
>>30510160Problem with that is if we end up with too much burn and need to improvise with something nearby. If it offsets the burn enough though then maybe it'll be worth it
>>30510160That is possible. No swords, shields, guns or anything else if it's a mundane weapon oath.You may want to wait until you see how well you use your spells right now since you've got 2 spells up to apprentice rank and haven't really done much yet.You may also want to wait until you meet Jackie.
>>30510160If we put it on anything I'd say Materia Firma. It's an amazing support skill that we use regularly, but we aren't going to take it to Divine.
>>30510298>You may also want to wait until you meet Jackie.And now I'm worried
>>30510094There is. But you could always just break the law.Library time then.
>>30510103It's worth noting that the thoughtform we spoke to laid claim to lots of identities, including Loki, so we might have an in with frost giants and all kinds of gribblies.
>>30509951>> See if there's a gun store anywhere. You'd like to carry iron.Go get a fucking revolver. Nice to have something to rely on when the drain fucks us in the ass. Which it will, many times.
>>30509951>> Check out the Library. Maybe a refresher on myth and legend or other bits?> See if there's a gun store anywhere. You'd like to carry iron.Get some books on Lucifer.
>>30510578True, there are some good choices in Norse myth. And Loki would open a lot of doors.His daughter Hel has a damn fine collection of summons, we can get elite warriors, brutal ravens, fire dragons, poison dragons, and more from Helheim. Also we can use Fenrir's brood as a source for wolves.Though in some ways I prefer lions over wolves for our standard beast summon.
You take the initiative to go to the library curious about your dreams. Lucifer and Asherah. If you could find out more about those two, brush up on your reading of those two there may be so much more to find out. If you could summon one of them... Well, you may be able to give Fara a break now and then.When you tell everyone that, the only one that's disinterested is Aerin,”I guess I could find a manual or something. What'd you plan on finding there?”You give her a shrug,”I figure that we could learn more magic if we just looked into it. Nothing says that this is any different from anything occult written right?”“Nothing says that its the same either,”Aerin blows that off. “Aren't you strong enough as-is? With that thing that hangs around you?”“Fara.” You and the shade speak at once, her ghastly voice on the air.“Right. You're listening?”“Sort of. You don't ever really ever have anything interesting to say.” The phantom chides Aerin with a condescending attitude, you can't help but to stifle a smile because it's true. Aerin seems to catch your amusement with offense,”Well excuse me for being boring. I've just got nothing to go off of for my power aside from boxing steps and punches. Hot Rod's got that weird predator thing going on and Eshe's changes into a damn fish.”“To be fair it is an electric eel. It was suggested to me by a well-read friend. You could benefit from study Aerin.” Eshe smiles through her dorky 80's shades.“Alright then.” Aerin concedes.Your stay at the library is an uncomfortable one. Five rag-tag people going in with viscous sunburns, an unwillingness to show their ID's, and hogging the PCs after dropping a twenty for the time.You expected something more though as you browse the web trying to search up topics such as Satanism, Asherah, Lucifer, Prometheus.
>>30510927>Five rag-tag people going in with viscous sunburns, an unwillingness to show their ID's, and hogging the PCs after dropping a twenty for the time.Oh god I just realized how sketchy this must look
It's all blocked. Or if not the sites for them don't exist.You roll on up to the service desk and ask the librarian about it,”Ah, hey lady. You got any books on mythology or anything like that?”The librarian's a bit of an older lady with wrinkles just starting on her face. She peers at you through an out of style pair of glasses, appraising you,”We require a library card to look at those materials. We can't allow access unless you're carrying. Would you like to sign up now?”You stare her down for a moment before shifting your gaze to the desk in contemplation. You'd have to show her your state ID with address. It's risky because it'd likely send a flag to "Big Brother" that you passed through here as a citizen of ground freaking Zero of the Follower's attack...Alternatively you could make a scene here. That gets you smiling just a little bit. You've got more control over your own life. Law is optional."Sir?" The woman prods you with a word,"Would you like to sign up?" She seems to be losing her patience as her eyes glance back to a stack of books she'd been sorting.> "Yeah, here you go."> "Nah, I'm fine now that I think about it."> Summon Fara and seal off the exits. Time for a scene.> (Other)
>>30511068> "Nah, I'm fine now that I think about it."
>>30511068> "Yeah, here you go."
>>30511068>> "Nah, I'm fine now that I think about it."We want to nail that church. If we make a scene here, then we may have to split.
>>30511068>> "Nah, I'm fine now that I think about it."Honestly, I don't think it's really necessary. We can always just ask Lucifer for some books or something if we really need to.I would still like a gun.
>>30511068"That's odd. Why would they do anything like that?" Icy voice and make the water in the air cool just a bit to push forth the discomfort. Perhaps we can intimidate her without giving ourselves away~
>>30511068Might as well ask about a Sunday service while we have her attention. We could even ask her about which church she goes to, if we want some petty revenge later.
>>30511158Power use will make your eye glow even if you don't use your hands as mediums.
>>30511068We can magic up a fake IDIce to make a rectangle to project illusion onIllusion to make it look like an IDMateria Firma to make it feel like plastic and not ice.Oh wait, we can't. Because we'll glow.
>>30511187Bah...can we ask Fara to do it without giving ourselves away?
>>30511197Come back for round two after casting the spell off to the side?
>>30511197Make a fake ID for Hot Rod. He signs up, we glow while she isn't looking at us.
>>30511227We can do that?
>>30511197What happens when she swipes it?
>>30511185>if we want some petty revenge later.>"You, I remember you. Still want a library card?">>30511226She's Ice/Wind/Sound. Her spells aren't your spells and vice-versa.So..>Ask about church.>Enchant and alternate ID for her to run.
>>30511293>>Ask about church.enough fucking around
>>30511281I've never had someone swipe an ID when signing up for a library card.
>>30511293>Enchant and alternate ID for her to run.
>>30511197I think that's a good start. Though we aren't that amazing at illusion. What we could do is have Hunter pickpocket someone so we know what a Nevada state ID looks like, put a thin layer of water/ice over it, change it to our picture, change the name, since we can alter small image details.It's a lot harder to fuck up the ID creation if we have one to base it off of.
>>30511316I've never had a humane society ask for your criminal background when trying to adopt a cat, but they do it now. Things change.
>>30511293>Enchant and alternate ID for her to run.Do this now>Ask about church.After we get our god damn library card
>>30511293Why not both? Ask about Church, say "Oops, forgot my wallet", fake id, return.
>>30511341>What we could do is have Hunter pickpocket someone so we know what a Nevada state ID looks like, put a thin layer of water/ice over it, change it to our picture, change the name, since we can alter small image details.>It's a lot harder to fuck up the ID creation if we have one to base it off of.That's smart. Really smart.
>>30511404Thank you.Also, I think we can use Materia Firma and our ability to make stuff hot/cold so that it's not going to be distinguishable from another ID except being a tiny bit thicker due to the water.
>>30511458This is good stuff. We need to keep a low profile until the big moment. No need to risk something just to read a few books.
Why don't we just come back and steal the books after we fuck up the church?
>>30511623Because a lot of angry people with guns are probably going to be on our ass
You look back up at the woman with an apologetic look,”I'm sorry I actually left my wallet at the motel...”She raises an eyebrow at you, “When you knew that you were coming to a library?” She just kind of shakes her head at you like you're some kind of idiot as she gets back to sorting through her books, scanning the ones coming back in.You put up a pleasant smile fitting the role,”Yeah, it's stupid of me, I know. Should've been more prepared.” You laugh it off under your breath. Fucking bitch doesn't even know who she's dealing with.“I'm in town until this weekend and I don't really like missing church. Know of a good one?”Without fully acknowledging you, she lists off an address and tells you about Choice Hills Baptist. You can't help but smile as the irony of that name.“Thank you, that helps a lot, hope I'll see you there.” You end the conversation on that note and slide into one of the tables, rapping her fingers over the table as your associates look at their own bit o reading. You notice that Eshe's just kind of people watching, not touching a book. “You already finish?” You say, snapping her out of a lull. She smiles at you, her dark cheeks having almost a rosy mirth.“Ah, yes. Well.. “She leans over to you with an almost bashful look,”I was never taught how to read. It is nice watching other people here.” She adjusts herself in her chair, legs spread wide open yet out of sight. “They would be powerful if they awaken.” She looks you in the eyes, some of that mirth dissolving,”We are going to church Sunday, yes?”“Yeah, I've got a place and address. It'll be interesting. A start on whatever we're doing too, right?” You say that, but you're more interested in what you've been promised from Asherah and Lucifer.“If anything the people will defend themselves and cover our tracks. They will know what they must do.” Eshe whispers, keeping her voice down.
Everyone else is still reading. What will you do?> Get a book to read Eshe.> Bother Aerin as she reads her manual.> Check on Hot Rod. That kid even read?> Helia seems the well-read type.> Get a book on chemistry.> (Other)[Mythology and occult books are restricted.
>>30511892> Get a book to read Eshe.she does have a hottie body
>>30511892>> Get a book on chemistry.Stuck with water for a while. Might as well learn some SCIENCE
>>30511828>She looks you in the eyeStill getting used to that.
>>30511892Can we HIDE things with illusions? Such as ourselves as we grab a book?
>>30511892>Mythology and occult books are restricted.I hate Nevada so much.> Bother Aerin as she reads her manual.She's the only one that really seems like she's going to be a problem. Or> Get a book on chemistry.If we had muh flowers, I'd suggest biology or botany, but we don't.I'd be cool with either one, really.
>>30511989I think we need to unlock photokinesis to really start making good illusions. Right now we're only really projecting them onto ice.
>>30512015>I think we need to unlock photokinesis to really start making good illusionsLight Manipulation is really fucking OP. I cannot wait.
>>30511989Like hide as you go behind the desk or search for wherever they've hidden the mythos/occult books?>>30512015Pretty much.>>30511996Libraries are government facilities.>>30511996>If we had muh flowers, I'd suggest biology or botany, but we don't.You could still do that for when/if.
>>30512054If we level Illusion enough, will it allow us to make illusions without a medium?
>>30511892> Check on Hot Rod. That kid even read?Check up on him, see what he's up to, and ask him to pickpocket an ID from someone if he gets a chance so we can fake an ID.Before we leave the library we should probably grab some books and stash them in our bags when we're out of sight.>>30511989Not at our current level of Illusions, we're a Novice, we're somewhat limited in what we can do.
>>30512054>You could still do that for when/if.Except we're not because it seems really limited and worthless. It's more of a gimmick power. Waste of LIMIT points.
>>30512054Kinda. Maybe...is it possible to use the ice to refract the light AROUND us?
>>30512099Muh flowers is good...
>>30512138Maybe you can try making a point without the use of /pol/ memes.
>>30512151The fuck? "muh flowers" is a /pol/ meme?
>>30512099Gimmick at first. Following the trend that hydrokinesis would- You'll eventually not need the actual plant to control and you can alter them as you wish.Hybrid plants, animated plants such as treants or Alraune would also be possible.
>>30511892> Get a book to read Eshe.The very hungry caterpillar, lewl.
>>30512186>The very hungry caterpillarBest child's book ever.
>>30512172Yeah gimmick at first and a waste of points later on. Could have spent all those points on something we actually use a lot. Like water. And we can summon an Alraune if we really needed to.
>>30512172what kind of Alraune? the mr. bones kind? dran plz
>>30512172Didn't you also say that we could use it to do really weird shit? Like make a building become infused with the concept of nightshade, essentially poisoning everyone inside all at once?
>>30512172Also Naruto-style wood-jutsu
>>30512248>What?He wants to summon some shit from a smut quest
>>30512248How many +grades would an Oath of only using a spell during the day give?
>>30512250My mistake, Anon.
>>30512288+1 grade. and only one oath is applicable to a given spell.
>>30512230Didn't one of those niggas make a fully stocked inn with that? It was forever ago, so I don't know for sure, but I swear it happened.
>>30512248So, are we going to have to break our priest drowning idea to the others before we actually, you know, waltz up to the front of the pews and drown the bastard?
>>30512351I intended to say nothing and then casually play it off when we left.
>>30512325They did. >>30512351Not necessarily. Though a game plan for the whole thing would be good.
>>30512373Well we have to say something about Asherea or whatever.
>>30512376We should probably send them to block the exits, and we need to wait for the most dramatic time to interrupt and start preaching. Is there anything else we need to do before we hit the church, any preparations?>>30512388Yeah, I meant to our buddies. Just very casual.
>>30512376I was thinking, get the others to all get up at the same time us as, block off the exits while we start spouting some asherah stuff then magic the holy water into a bubble around his face. Maybe lift him off the ground with it? Just throwing out plans here.
>>30512420I was thinking that we just wall up all the doors and windows with ice walls
>>30512376Oh, can we talk to Eshe soon about what we'll actually have to do to awaken people? Also, ask her if everyone can be awakened? If not, we have our drowning victims right there!
>>30512420Actually, that would work...tell Eshe that you've got a plan to be extremely theatrical about tearing down the belief system that's already been established. Also mention that it will be done with minimal casualties.
>>30512450Also a good plan but it might put off our allies if we just start doing it out of nowhere.>>30512453Well, we are in Nevada right? Most of these people should be devout as fuck.
>>30512506>Well, we are in Nevada right? Most of these people should be devout as fuck.You're making some assumptions about Nevada here. The state is known for prostitution.
>>30511892>Get Eshe a basic book on reading and help her out.
>>30511892>> Get a book on chemistry.Asher likes people who help themselves.
>>30512376Okay. We have some preparations to make for the game plan.In the time before now and Sunday I want us to have maybe 2-4 lions charged up and ready to use, I'd prefer Mythos. They are great for intimidating a crowd and covering exits.Before the sermon we'll have wanted to spend time getting moisture nearby, preferably under the floor and plenty of it. At a dramatic point we stand up, stop the guy from talking by blocking his mouth, but let him breathe. Have the water itself bind him, form into a crucifix, and hoist him up. We have the doors, windows, and so on blocked off with walls of ice as well as lions prowling nearby. Use our Ice and Illusion to have sheets of Ice behind us displaying appropriate images. We may as well be theatrical about this. We give a speech, we drown the priest in front of them in a suitably dramatic fashion. We begin their "enlightenment" after that.Talk to the rest of our party about the plan before we do it, refine who is covering what exits and so on. Tell them that we're planning on giving a speech and we'll need them on crowd control. If anyone tries to interrupt either us or one of our team mates puts them down.Also make sure to talk to Eshe about this beforehand so we know what we actually need to do to Enlighten people, how to select people properly and ensure they awaken.
>>30512603Oh, and don't forget to mention that we're drowning the priest, be very matter of fact about it when planning.
>>30512542T-that's just Vegas? R-right?
>>30512603This.>we're going to be soooooo chewed out by Eshe for this
>>30512680The Followers tidal wave cities for the shock and awe factor. I'm sure she'll be fine with drowning a dude.
>>30512603To long have you ignored Asherah!To long have you abused her water!
Dran, did Lucifer give us his permission to use his warriors or do we need to awaken some people before he lets us?
>>30512723Not the drowning. The whole speech thing.
>>30512749Neither of them reveled the fruits of our labors.
>>30512603I think it works better if we walk up to the front than if we just stand, though. And for a situation like this, something closer to a thoughtform might be easier to work with. It's just a lion or two.
Guys, guys! I know the plan is important and everything. But can we quickly reach a consensus on what we do right right? We can gather the party and discuss it at the motel.I'm in favour of teaching Eshe to read.
>>30512603If I remember correctly, the wording was "Give his life to the water."Why don't we slash his throat and bleed his life's blood into a basin of holy water?
>>30512680As long as we don't target kids I think she'll be alright with what we do.Also, we should make a mask out of Ice to wear, we can have it shift its expression with magic.>>30512750Why would the speech be a problem? An ancient Goddess seeking revenge against you is one way to forcibly break their worldview, and then afterwards we hurt them and they should awaken. >>30512817I forgot to mention the walking up on stage bit, I glossed over some details. And I prefer Mythos for this because they tend to be more powerful, and we don't really need the customization that a Thoughtform gives us. Not that it's a really big deal either way.
You stare at Eshe for a moment as she gets back to looking at people. You've got to give it to her, despite how quick she is to rush into a front-line scenario she's an extremely patient woman. Not the worse to look at either even if she does turn into a freaky fish monster.Your stare catches her look again as he eyes swivel to meet yours,”Something the matter Asher?”You get up, a hand lingering on the desk,”Come here a sec, I'm gonna read you a book.”Eshe follows with a bit of curiosity as you head into the children's section, getting an odd look from some of the other visitors, even your own group.You read her through a few childrens' books and she actually seems to be quite humored by the whole experience. You feel it's a bit out of your usual character but she seems pleased by it. A couple kids even come up to you, staring at your bandaged eye as they listen.Eshe keeps points here and there when she recognizes a word.It's no reversion to child-hood however. You can tell by her demeanor she still carries herself as a woman here. Albeit more shameless to her shortcomings due to the difference in culture.After a bit, you see that the others look ready to go and pack yourself up, setting the books on a table.Eshe smiles to you as you all leave.You're actually rather surprised that Fara hasn't said anything through all of that.(You mad?) You ask through your connection with the shade. No response.(You're mad aren't you...) Further silence.(I know you're mad.)[I am... But it was really nice alright. Better than you staring at her ass like some sex-starved hobo.]You look down at that. Well, she's got you there.
>>30512959What a shitty thing to say. You can't reply to that without sounding mad
>>30512959>Yeah, well after this I bet I won't be limited to just staring.
>>30512959>>30513018"Ooo, ouch, that's cold, Fara." *grin
>>30512959"Well, that's somewhat of an accurate description, when you think about it."
>>30512891One of the reasons I like drowning that we can drown him with a obviously magical set of tendrils of water that reach up from the basin and then curve to drown the priest.I'd like the kill to be a magical spectacle of some kind. I want it to be obviously impossible that such a thing could possibly happen in a normal world.
>>30513049We can unlock hemomancy by stabbing the water-tendrils into his neck and siphoning the blood out.
>>30513077That would be sufficiently dramatic, the basin slowly turning red as the Priest is desiccated in front of his flock. Well and truly returning his life to the water.
>>30513077Hemomancy is the single most useless type of magic for a nerve.You have to make physical contact with people to manipulate their bodies.
>>30513125We don't need to upgrade it. Just unlock the ability to use it.
>>30513125>not if we get good enough at it
>>30513144Unupgraded, it will be less powerful than just using Hydrokinesis on their blood.
>>30513146no, even if you do get good at it
>>30513146No, it always will. That's one of the main rules of the setting. You can't directly effect another human's body without direct contact.
>>30513171Yes. I want to collect as many abilities as possible. Don't even want to use all of them.
>>30513177>>30513171>>30513203I want you all to picture something for me.>upgraded hemokinesis>touch a guard when imprisoned>guard unlocks you, because you're now controlling his body directly>siphon water from the guard's blood
>>30513209Do you actually want to buy them at novice rank or do you just want to get a long list of unlearned spells?Cause the former is retarded, but the latter is pretty cool.
>>30513267I want the latter.
>>30513262>Use metallokineses to just let yourself out instead of having to wait around for a guard.
>>30513288>>30513300Ah, well I can agree then. Hemokinesis getting added to unlearned would be cool, but actually buying it would be kinda dumb. Well, probably. If we combine it with the life aspect of water, we might unlock healing. Actually using hemokinesis for fighting is dumb, but it might be decentish for unlocking healing.
>>30513262We could just do that with water though. A person's body is 70% water, and that's 83% for their blood. Getting haemomancy would help only marginally more in a very specific situation. It's a complete waste.
>>30513347>>30513262>Summon Fara or any other kind of summon to just kill him and unlock the cell for you>Or just bend/burn/delete the bars
(Yeah, well. After this I should be able to do more than just look.) You smirk to yourself.[Ooo. Asher's got the Jungle fever, huh? Maybe you'd like it if I had an ass too? Oh wait, I'm dead.] Fara pouts, going silent again. She's been a bit more stubborn since you've given her more power. So long as she stays loyal it won't matter.“You learn anything nice Aerin?” Eshe looks over at the woman, ignorant of your little mental argument.Aerin kind of shrugs,”Some stuff I might try out. I'll need to see how it works out. Where are we training anyway?”Hot Rod peeks into the conversation,”Yeah, I'd actually like to know that too. Could use some iron since I had to dump that rifle.”“Think that handguns could punch through Bulletproof?” You ask the kid, Bulletproof being the name of a self-enchant Eshe taught the three of them. Even Veins can do it. It just maked small projectiles round off of them by a dead stop or slipping off. Whichever they'd rather do actually.You helped them practice by throwing hardened water bullets at them in the desert.“I don't know man, but it beats having to use my bare hands or a stick. How am I gonna defend myself with a stick?” Hot Rod rolls his eyes, adjusting his shorts as they hang just off his ass despite you telling him to use the belt. Still using it wrong,“What about the Step-in I taught you?” Aerin comes in again. She adapted Eshe's lesson for high-speed movement into what's essentially one long distance boxing step in. As opposed to covering a few feet, it covers a few yards despite the fact that it gives them the shakes with repeated use.Hunter doesn't really have an answer for that as you all go on discussing magic when there's no passer-bys bothering you.Being back in a town is nice to say the least. Your stolen wads of cash are holding up well too.
> Check the church you were told about.> Do some training.(Magic & Oaths)> Take Hot Rod to a gun store.> Scope out the police station.> (Other)
>>30513455>> Do some training.(Magic & Oaths)Can we summon something new
>>30513455How much time until Sunday?
>>30513455> Do some training.(Magic & Oaths)Try making one of those lion thoughtforms some guy mentioned.
>>30513455Let's do some magic training. We can make a lion for the church, but mostly, I just want to experiment and see if we can get anything.
>>30513455>> Do some training.(Magic & Oaths)Let's try summoning Barbatos. He's a duke of Hell who can speak to animals, can tell the future, conciliates friends and rulers, and can lead men to treasure hidden by the enchantment of magicians. He's very kind.
>>30513502July 1st, 2014 is a Tuesday, so we have some time.
>>30513455> Do some training.(Magic & Oaths)Let's get some beast-kin summoned and contracted. I say Asherah's Lions from Mythos. Try to get two of them, a male and a female, the male is a bruiser, the female is the more agile hunter. Make sure to pick up some meat beforehand, negotiations might go better if we feed them first.>>30513553We can summon low-tier summons like referenced people or non-godly animals, Duke Barbatos is a couple steps beyond what we can pull off.
>>30513374>delete the barsHow do we learn to just take a bite out of shit?
>>30513455I know everyone else has gone and voted for practice magic right now, but since we have almost a week, can we hit up the gun store next?
Dran is there a way to get some more LIMIT points before going to the church? I want to level up Summoning so we can summon some real monsters.
we hold totally buy a camelbak or something
>>30513712You could piss off the local police. Or give the military a run for their money on the next convoy that comes through.By the way... I said something about Nevada earlier. Some of you were under the impression that it was just Vegas.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheri%27s_Ranch I'm adding this on the list of places to go.
>>30513772Ew. Why would we want to go there? Asher doesn't need any STDs thank you very much. Also, I'm all for fucking with the pigs.
>>30513772Man. You really really really want to write Fara snapping, don't you?
>>30513772I'm getting my passport tomorrow.
>>30513814I'd rather not flash magic around before we hit the church and gain a small amount of favour with 2 powerful thoughtforms.
>>30513823I actually want to write Asher awakening prostitutes.>>30513836Somebody seems to have noticed that it's also a resort.>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WENxoSCxALMVideo'ss actually making me laugh. She's just so bad.
>>30513875 will he be awakening them with his holy rod?
>>30513875>I actually want to write Asher awakening prostitutes.>implying they wouldn't have already awakened on their ownWell, ok. Not all of them. But a lot of em have really fucked up lives already.
I for one would like it if we treated fara with a bit more respect. yes she's acting like a jealous girlfriend but that's because she's so literally attached to us, and she has a possessive personality. but anyway we realy should at least try not to hit on eshe so much. she swore an oath of celibacy didn't she? no point barking up that tree anyway.
>>30513772WAIT! Let's go there and torture some sluts and have the awaken. It'll appease Lord Lucifer and gives us practice for when we go to the Church.
>>30513871This. Let's make the church awakening work first. I highly doubt the church is going to be too hard of a target, unless we go stirring up trouble.
>>30513920>she has a possessive personalityWe sorta did that to her on purpose so she'd be more willing to kill for us.
>>30513920Even if Eshe isn't celibate, I'd prefer not pushing her buttons so hard. Some teasing is fine, hopefully it will even acclimate her a bit, but rubbing it in her face ain't cool.
>>30513983The "Her" referring to Fara, not Eshe.
>>30513952nothing wrong with that, I actualy like her as she is, I just don't want to get on her bad side. better to have her happy and helpful (murderous) than to have her pissed and spitefull (extra murderous)
>>30513920I just wanted to teach her to read. Fuck forcing her to break an oath. We don't even know what the oath is attached to.
I'm kinda worried about how Fara is acting. We should try to reinforce our control over her somehow
>>30514010She doesn't have an oath of celibacy.
>>30514050...Damn it. That was my best defense against waifuing!
>>30514036or at least do something nice for her to get back on her good side>>30514050Really? hmm I swore friend said something like that... oh well I can admit when I make a mistake
>>30514082She (or one of the other followers) suggested it for Asher, I think.
>>30514050Really? I could swear she does.
>>30514082We should totally manipulate her with false affection. that's a pretty Asher-y thing to do.
>>30514115>>30514082Friend said we could take that oath, but Esche would make fun of us because we were eye-fucking her at the time.
>>30514081Just means that Asher needs the oath.
>>30514149I'm for it. Let's cast that vote!
>>30514168I'll vote for it as well. All the fun of teasing without any of the actual shitposting and waifufags.
>>30513814Let's not cause trouble until after we torture a pile of people in a church.>>30513875Always a good target for awakening. And if our church thing goes well we might be able to do it as a favor for Inanna Goddess of Sex, Love, Fertility, and War, >>30514082Friend was making a joke, he was teasing us a bit since he noticed us kinda blatantly starting at Eshe's naked body. >>30514036Trying to enforce control over her is going to backfire. We should however tell her that she's pretty and give her some extra attention, especially when she's being good. >>30514149Hahaha. Not going to happen. It seems out of character, I personally don't like it, and it means we can't use sex as part of ritual spellcasting.
>>30514149Can we do this Dran?
taking an oath of celibacy seems pretty out of character for a guy as horny as Asher.
>>30514149I can't see Asher justifying not having sex. Especially if it were just to please a shade.Who's the master here?
It's neat seeing all the new people what didn't read the meta discussion like they should have.
Celibcay seems a little excessive.>Do not make sexual advances unless you are given the mating signal.in Satanism is a more reasonable oath.
>>30514269What the fuck is the mating signal. Seriously.
>>30514284Don't know. QUICK! SOMEONE FIND A SATANIST. ASK HIM
>>30514269The mating signal?
>>30514284Shortness of breath, flushing of the face, bedroom eyes, etc.
>>30514309>>30514284>>30514299>They don't know the mating signal
>>30514284>>30514309Presumably, it refers to instigation. That is, if something happens to put you in the situation, you can follow through, but you can't actively pursue it on your own.
>>30514261plus they all jumped on the summoning bandwagon thoughtlesslypretty annoyingwe had smart voters and then all these shitheads from AoPH quest came in.why'd you have to mess up your trip dran?
>>30514284>>30514299>>30514309They actually answer this on their website.It pretty much a short hard way of saying to not make sexual advances unless you see some cues, verbal or non-verbal, that indicate they're also interested in you.
>>30514343Yes. The mating signal. Hork.
>>30514350>Summoning bandwagonIt was well established that we planned on going Divine summoning from the very beginning.
>>30514377nah, there was contention for divine water from people who didn't want to play summoner #3488418
>>30514350I was the guy that was railing against summoning super hard at the beginning but I changed my mind.
>>30514390Yes, the very vocal and shitposting waterfags.
>>30514393I was railing against summoning too, all the way up to last thread. Now I'm grudgingly for summoning, not much of a choice anymore.>>30514419You say that as if the summonerfags weren't worse. They were. They were much worse.
>>30514390I don't know all the quests you've played that have summons. But that's your own fault. I want to play as a summoner and others do too. Maybe you should leave if you hate that so much.
Ugh. I hate this.
>>30514448>It's my own fault I've played quests on /tg/ before.A summonerfag, everybody. Probably from AoPH too.
>Falling for waterfag bait
Guys. Settle down.
>>30514576Sorry, I'm just kinda annoyed how fast water got dropped. Maybe if people were rational about it, but there was that one guy last thread who was like "3 LIMIT points? put em all into summoning" even though we didn't even have enough to take summoning to the next level. Summoning isn't even that bad, at least I'm used to it. People like him are the worst though.
>>30514576What were we doing again?
>>30514673I want to get water and summoning to divine
>>30514694Waiting on post.>>30514695I want Alchemy.
>>30514673Water didn't get "dropped" you fucking moron. And summoning is shit because we haven't experimented with anything other than Fara. Stop acting like you're being oppressed you whiny cunt.
>>30514705>I want Alchemy.I'm the guy that brought up alchemy in the first place. I'd also like it for Divine, but I doubt people are going to go for it. We need to unlock pyro and geo before we can even think about alchemy.
>>30514705Ah. So the usual "between post" semantics.
>>305147201. Yes it did.2. That makes no sense.3. No, go be retarded somewhere else.
>>30514673Water got leveled up with the points by a large margin. It was it most people's top two, and remains unoathed, so it seems enough people are entertaining it as a divine prospect.
>>30514761How has Water been dropped? It's at the exactly same level as Summoning. We used it on a regular basis. It's our bread and butter spell.
>>30514763Water's only gotten material firma, which isn't even just water. Summoning is what is actually in the lead point and powerwise.
>>30514720What did I tell you about responding to bait. Don't stoop to his level.
>>30514808Summoning and water are both at Apprentice rank.
>>30514803Like hell it is, last like 3 fights we just had fara come out and do everything.
>>30514828>last like 3 fights we just had fara come out and do everything.Because she is extremely effective. Although, I wish we didn't level her up to 4. She has too much freedom for my tastes.
You tell the others after you all hit the motel that you'd like to practice magic. “Ah, I'm actually gonna go get a hot dog or something. What was the address of that church again? I'll look at that too. “ Hot Rod says as he leaves, with Aerin going after him.“I guess I'll go too. Don't want to sit around too much.”Helia leaves too,” I'm going to walk around, I'll be back by evening.”You look at Eshe as she sits cross-legged upon the floor. “Well, aren't you leaving too?”She blinks at you slowly before looking at the door, seeming to think about something. “No, I trust them. Well, Hot Rod more than Aerin. That one craves power yet lacks conviction.”“Then what about me? Why are you watching me?” You ask, as you head into the bathroom, plugging the sink as you run the water. Setting yourself up for magic practice.Eshe smiles as she watches you from her seat, “Asher, you know I've always been watching you.”You turn as the water runs, filling to the brim,”What?” A question and a demand to know what she means.Eshe senses this, and stands up to meet you in a way. She's shorter than you, but suddenly she seems... large. “You are my responsibility because you are one I have saved.” She's looking you right in the eye, her expression resolute and unflinching.“So I have watched you since you joined us. I am impressed with you Asher.”The water begins to spill onto the floor and you hastily turn it off, looking at her in the mirror. “This some sort of Follower's thing? I've heard of the Chinese saying things like this. You are responsible for someone you save. Something like that?”Eshe leans her head to the side,”Something like that. But this is my own decision. I saw you stand there while so many others fled. I thought, 'That one. Yes, that one.' And when you were caught in the wave, I gave breath to you.”
>>30514884Ew. What the fuck? Personal space please.
>>30514917I don't think she's really invading our space, we're practicing magic with the door open.
>>30514884UmThanks...I appreciate it.
>>30514884Hey. Back off.
You look down at the water now, feeling for your power as you make it rise from the basin,”I gave up then. I saw how hopeless it was with that wave towering beyond all reason, like the Ocean had come up to swallow everything. You saved a sack of shit like me instead of someone more deserving.”You freeze the water, although it's still a slow process not to your tastes. You'll need to freeze the church doors closed to keep everyone inside...You look back to Eshe in the mirror,”I feel sorry for you. Lots of much better people than I.”Eshe gets off of the bed at that point, slipping behind you, and resting a hand upon your shoulder as you stare back tiredly. “Asher. You don't seem to understand yourself yet. I could have saved a much worse person to join the followers. The point is that I did not save someone better or worse. Only that I saved you. I do not worry about what-ifs because they are not.”You relax a bit as her hand slides from your shoulder as she returns to the bed, watching you again. “Am I really fit for the Followers?”Eshe's voice gets that icy bite to it, the same one that she gets whenever Aerin seems to falter,”It is not whether you are fit or not. It is the path you have chosen instead of the peace or blood. Together we must all walk, to regret is to betray ourselves and all that have walked before us.”It's starting to make more sense now. Why she gets that cold and distant look whenever she senses dissent. Betrayal.You've betrayed your own nation to join the followers. Your own life and survival for a new banner. It was a choice given and a choice made. The way Eshe talks. If you turned on the followers she'd likely kill you as she's accountable for your actions.She's barely said what she thinks so far. And the way that she just ignores all those other little things? You can't get a clear handle on her.
You commit yourself to practice. No more talking.> Summon something...(Second vote)> Create a new cantrip.> (End)
>>30515050>> Summon something...(Second vote)a spooky ghost
>>30515050Well I can't do the cantrip I want to because it involves explosions.
>>30515058>a spooky ghostThat's a shade. AKA Fara. Second vote will have options though.
>>30515050>> Summon something...(Second vote)I think we discussed a wendigo at some point.>>30515058Ghost is fine too.
>>30515075Could miniaturize it.
>>30515084summon a bedsheet ghost
>>30515050> Summon something...(Second vote)I say go for a pair of Lions. I prefer drawing them from Mythos, but it's not a big deal.
>>30515050I'm for summoning if we can do a mythos summon. Another thoughtform might be too much.
>>30515103Well that would be cool.
>>30515103Are multiple summons more taxing on our nerves or psyche?
>>30515122why would another thoughtform be too much?
>>30515100No, this is not the time or place for Wendigos.We only want to kill one person, we want to maim and Awaken the others. Wendigos are not the most rational summons and would probably just start eating people's heads.
>>30515050> Create a new cantrip.
>>30515084The acronym you wanted was e.g., for exempli gratia, use like 'for example.' Fara is an example of a shade, shades in general aren't also known as Fara.
>>30515107Nemean lion or raiju might be a good pick then.
>>30515100>I think we discussed a wendigo at some point.>I really, really REALLY want a wendigo, but even I recognize that this is not the time for it.Save that for when we're going to be taking on military or police or something.
If we have to summon a cat can it be an ocelot instead of a faggy lion?
>>30515146lol noit's summoning only
>>30515153>not summoning SlendermanI thought all myths were now real.
>>30515050> Summon something...(Second vote)
>>30515175They are, but why would you want to summon that?
>>30515175Huh. I wonder if we could even summon slenderman or if we'd have to do a not-slenderman thoughtform like we'd have to for a darth vader summon.
>>30515166Why wouldn't you want lions? They're the only big cat that's a pack hunter, we get tough bruisers with male lions and faster hunters with female ones, and they're the favored animal of Asherah. That's about the most practical combination for a beast-kin summon that you can find, especially if we get a pride. >>30515175How would Summoning Slenderman help us accomplish our goals?
>>30515141If they are anything like Fara (i.e. growing personality), I'm concerned by the lack of predictability. I'm somewhat concerned by all the power we've given her as it is.
>>30515210A) It'd certainly help to have Slenderman scare the shit out of the priest right before we kill himB) Anyone who got too close to us that wasn't a friendly would either be driven insane with fear or vanish outright
>>30515211We've gone this far already, might as well keep going.
>>30515175>Not summonig 173
>>30515239Slenderman a shitAlso, speaking of summong, we really should get enchanting eventually so we can summon items and artifacts instead of just monsters. Nothing wrong with monsters, but some personal effects would be nice.
>>30515259I've been looking at SCPs for OverHuman.
>>30515278That's what Materia Firma is. We need to level it up more so it can effect more things than just water.
>>30515281As you should. It's got a ton of interesting things. I've been looking at Castlevania, SMT and thePseudomonarchia Daemonum
>>30515278That's what Materia Firma is and why I've suggested applying our next Oath to it.
>>30515278>>30515300Or, more specifically, it's a Materia Firma / Alchemy + Summoning cantrip. I think.I remember Dran saying that making a Philosopher's Stone would be Alchemy + Summoning.
>>30515281>>30515281OH SHIT NIGGA
>>30515326Why would we oath enchanting and not summoning? They're both insanely useful.
>>30515315Can we summon a baby hydra?Uses: Venom, durable little fucker, fuckin adorable as a baby watching the heads bicker, can grow up into a vehement monster that is terrifying as fuck and damned hard to kill
>>30515389Because Summoning is something we're likely to take to Divine, while Materia Firma is more of a support skill and while very useful it isn't a priority to get to Divine.
>>30515396I don't think you understand summoning. We can summon LITERALLY anything. We just have to be at a high enough level. At this point in time, I don't think we can summon a mama hydra, but a baby one is definitely possible. In my opinion, anyways.
>>30515138It may impact psyche a little bit but not anything that would wear away SAN. Unless you went for Cthulu->>30515175Or slender...But summoning and maintaining more than one thing at a time without prep-charge IS taxing.>Summoning wins.Vote for two. I'll take the most common one here.> Wendigo. (You may restrain it with contract. Be mindful that it must also agree.)(Moderate difficulty)> Thoughtform lions for irony at the church.(Variable)> Contract your ravens.(Not entirely necessary but could allow you to increase their power and form.)(Low difficulty)> Summon a fairy.. Bind it to wind maybe?(Variable )> Naga, you could use some sort of guard or soldier.(Moderate difficulty)> Medusa(High difficulty) > Garm (High Difficulty)> (Other)
>>30515451WE ARE NOW SUMMONING A MOTHERFUCKIN BABY HYDRA
>>30515451That's a pretty unkind way to say "Yes, I think so" asshole
>>30515481Put it in other, vote for 2.
>>30515474BABY HYDRA BABY HYDRA
>>30515474Baby Hydra please. If not then Medusa.
>>30515474> Thoughtform lions for irony at the church.(Variable)> Summon a fairy.. Bind it to wind maybe?(Variable )
>>30515474> Wendigo. (You may restrain it with contract. Be mindful that it must also agree.)(Moderate difficulty)Only if we're powerful enough to force it to not go berserk in the hotel room.I believe you said we were strong enough for that.
>>30515474>> Medusa(High difficulty)PLEASE
>>30515518>>30515540Two different ones. Unless you're deadset on only getting one vote counted.
>>30515474> Summon a fairy.. Bind it to wind maybe?(Variable )> Wendigo. (You may restrain it with contract. Be mindful that it must also agree.)(Moderate difficulty)
>>30515557Medusa, if Baby Hydra isn't in.
>>30515474> (Other)Baby Hydra> Medusa(High difficulty)
>>30515474>> Garm (High Difficulty)>> Medusa(High difficulty) High risk, high reward.
>>30515474> (Other)Baby Hydra> Wendigo. (You may restrain it with contract. Be mindful that it must also agree.)(Moderate difficulty)
>>30515474> Contract your ravens.(Not entirely necessary but could allow you to increase their power and form.)(Low difficulty)> Wendigo. (You may restrain it with contract. Be mindful that it must also agree.)(Moderate difficulty)
>>30515474> (Baby Hydra)>> Medusa(High difficulty)i still think summoning a wendigo is too dangerous. nigga will wreck the entire ghetto
Apologies. Let me do this again.Vote for two. I'll take the most common one here.As before with this number vote you must put the numbers down in the order listed.12132435etc are accepted.316342etc are not.> Wendigo. (You may restrain it with contract. Be mindful that it must also agree.)(Moderate difficulty)> Thoughtform lions for irony at the church.(Variable)> Contract your ravens.(Not entirely necessary but could allow you to increase their power and form.)(Low difficulty)> Summon a fairy.. Bind it to wind maybe?(Variable )> Naga, you could use some sort of guard or soldier.(Moderate difficulty)> Medusa (High difficulty) > Garm (High Difficulty)> Baby Hydra (Variable)
>>30515474> Medusa(High difficulty) > (Other)A Mušḫuššu would be interesting, it's ultimately the predecessor to the Hydra.
>>30515474> Wendigo. (You may restrain it with contract. Be mindful that it must also agree.)(Moderate difficulty)> (Other)Ankou.
End vote. Counting.
>>30515612>i still think summoning a wendigo is too dangerousso instead of going for the moderate difficulty wendigo because it's too dangerous, you go for the high difficulty medusanice logic there bud
111222345666678888Tie between Medusa and Hydra... 1 for Medusa2 for Hydra
>>30515826It...it looks like a perfect tie...roll 1d2 for it, man
Rolled 2End.1: Medusa2: HydraBy the way, you guys like that dialogue between Eshe and Asher? Was it too much?I figured that every asshole has a few problems of his own. And Asher's been short-sticked when it comes to friends/family relations.
>>30515915SPOKE TOO SOONMOTHER FUCKIN BABY HYDRAAAAAAAA>>30515930THE DICE DEMAND ITTTT
>>30515930DAMMIT!Oh well. A baby Hydra is cute too.
>>30515930It's cool. I dunno. I'm more concerned about how he's being snappy at Fara, but at the same time I don't want him to be the standard generic conciliatory bootlicker mc.
>>30515930I like her occasionally fucking with him, though we should make sure she feels appreciated so we get some of that sweet ice dere, or derriere as the case may be.>>30515959My thoughts exactly.
>>30515816It really is baffling.>wendgio too dangerous>better summon the thing that's harder to control and turns people into stone
>>30515995Her hair is also poison and her blood summons monsters.
>>30515984>>30515964I was referring to Eshe, not Fara. But I like their dialogue too.
>>30515995Because wendigo indiscriminately rampage and destroy fucking everything. Medusa would at least be slightly reasonable and would listen to us before chimping out.
>>30515930I welcome the self deprecating sentiment from Asher, though I wasn't so sure about holding the Followers up as something he's unworthy of.Since you're asking for criticism, I will say that >”I feel sorry for you. Lots of much better people than I.”feels a little awkward on the tongue.
>>30516014So you did, I completely missed that.I like her how different her worldview is, and I like that even Asher has someone who truly cares about him in her own odd way.
>>30516034Hm, I am not an English major, but I think, since Asher is the object of that comparison and not the subject, it should have been 'me' instead of 'I'.
>>30516086What's her name also cares about Asher enough to want his dick. Helina or something. I forget her name.
>>30515995Medusa is one of the daughters of two primordial sea gods who got sincerely fucked over by Athena. She might be dangerous, but she'd also be easier to talk to than a Wendigo would be and far more useful for what we're going to be doing in the near future.
>>30516154She's also got snakes for hair. Bitch be stylin' yo.
>>30516154Also raped by Poseidon.
>>30516178In other words, gods are dicks. All of them.
>>30516185Just like real life.
>>30516178Dran please. Medusa bodies have ways to shut down if it's legitimate rape.
>>30516185After a few millenia, the only question left unanswered is "Can I stick my dick in it?"
I wonder how all the minions are going to react to adorable babby hydra
>>30516301It's really poisonous, and even its shit is acidic enough to kill a man. So not as well as we will.
>>30516301So we need to buy a bow and make the hydra wear it, right? I mean, clearly we're doing that.
>>30516380We'll need to buy several, actually.
>>30516380Nah, we buy a bow and arrows, collect Hydra poison to coat the arrows with, and let Hot Rod silently murder the fuck out of things with a bow.>>30516362Well, we seem to be Thoughtforming it so we can customize it to some extent. So we can make sure that it can control its venom so we can pat its cute little heads and scratch under its chins in safety.
Before anything else you focus intently upon your ability to freeze water into ice. Letting power drip with only a dull burn incurred seems to be too slow for practical use. Best for chilling drinks than actual defense. Yet pouring it on tends to inflict massive burn as you flash-freeze a wall. Yeah, that hurts like a bitch.You start to consider solutions to this issue. An oath could fix it. Friend said that Oaths are powerful right?Eshe seems to catch the concern on your face,”What are you doing?”“Trying to figure out how to make this spell less shitty. Too little power and it freezes slow and acts like slush. But when I rush the freeze it takes to much and fucks my nerves up. Was thinking of an Oath.”“Celibacy?” The first thing she says, and a look at her face makes you remember that she's capable of sarcasm.“Ah, don't fuck with me like that. Celibate, heh. No freaking way.” You look back down at the water, creating a new form from it.“Well what do you want from that power?”“I want to protect myself with it. I can use steam or Fara if I need something dead...” It occurs to you that you haven't summoned anything since Fara.. It's just been Fara for the past two weeks.“Well, why not forbid yourself from striking? There are some followers that forbid their magic from being used for a certain purpose. If your ice is to protect, then make it to protect.” Eshe lays back on the bed, stretching herself out.That. That is an idea.Staring at yourself in the mirror you think of what you want. You let your eye glow that cyan blue originating from your optic nerve.“I swear to...” You trail off there, thinking about this more carefully.“I swear to never kill with my ice. I will never freeze water to inflict harm. I swear this to myself.”You suddenly feel strange, as though something's assisting you as you feel a load taken off of your mind.
>>30516525Oh boy. Here come the raging icefags...
You create a frozen ball that forms about as quickly as you imagine it without much of a burn at all. It's solved.Now... The summon.You run the water again and tell Eshe about what you're going to do.“Alright, I'm watching. If it tries to kill you, I will get rid of it.”“Thanks for the vote of confidence.”Wielding your power you tap into something you've been thinking about. A mighty unkillable beast. Poisonous and acidic sure but.. That's just the thing you need. Especially if you want to get rid of a body.The shades are closed, the doors are locked and the sink is running water all over the floor as you tap into your power further, lighting up like a christmas tree with several of your nerve clusters searing through your flesh.Gritting your teeth, you see the water begin to move as the beast rises from the primal waters even as your flesh rebels.Vapors rise from the moving water and you feel a sweep of air push it away.[This thing doesn't look friendly Asher...](That's the point.)You complete the initial summoning of the creature as the water takes form and color of twin serpent heads snapping and hissing at each other from a body still attached to the flowing water like an umbilical as its body forms into a thick snake-like trunk.With a last-moment change of heart you give the things four legs to walk upon. Fuck god taking away snake's legs.The thing seems to notice you at this point as it stares at you with a predatory glare. Despite the pain, it fades quickly... You get the feeling that this thing may be a bit less intelligent than you'd have liked.It takes a step forward, both heads staring at you intently, its tail coiling and moving dangerously.> Transfer more power. Give it rudimentary intelligence.(Like a baby)> Transfer more power. Give it Human-like intelligence.> Tame it as is, state the terms of your contract. (It must still accept)> (Other)
>>30516558> Transfer more power. Give it Human-like intelligence.
>>30516558>> Transfer more power. Give it rudimentary intelligence.(Like a baby)>>30516587Nonono. Don't make the same mistake that we did with Fara.
>>30516558>> Transfer more power. Give it rudimentary intelligence.(Like a baby) Let's not go overboard.
>>30516587>>30516606Do we really want to make it human-smart before we form a contract with it?
>>30516606Changng my vote to >>30516610
>>30516610it wasn't a mistake, she's better than ever now> Transfer more power. Give it Human-like intelligence.
>>30516558> Transfer more power. Give it rudimentary intelligence.(Like a baby)Do we have any food? I suggested that we pick up meat earlier, and feeding it would probably make things go better.I say start by carefully giving it a piece of meat, being calm, showing that we're not going to hurt it, and once it starts eating then raise its intelligence up a bit, don't make it too smart.We'll want to get contract stuff at least partially dealt with before we're dealing with a human intelligence.
> Transfer more power. Give it rudimentary intelligence.(Like a baby)
>>30516634More powerful, yes. But she did disobey us in a crucial moment. I would rather that not happen again.
>>30516657And? She killed all the enemies when we could not. She didn't disobey, she took initiative and kept us from getting killed.>Human Intelligence
>>30516676Different anon.Fara seems to genuinely care about Asher and is an unusually kind summon. Well, she was before the yanderefication. But she still holds Asher himself as being the more important thing.She's unusual.
>>30516676I like Fara, but we don't know this summon, it's a venomous beast, we shouldn't raise it up too quickly before we have a handle on how to manage it.
>>30516702That's because her contract revolves around her helping us. We just need something similar with the hydra. I don't get why you guys want to cripple our power here.
>>30516676We are the summoner. And Fara is the summon. She needs to obey us no matter what she thinks. It's in the contract. When summon disobeys the summoner, something is wrong.
>>30516739We managed a very lucky situation with Fara. This is a murder monster made of poison and sharp teeth; it won't just want to help us.
>>30516743We're really more partners at this point.>>30516757If it refuses we just unsummon it and make another. Eshe will easily kill it if it gets hostile. We have all the power here.
>>30516774How much do you want to bet it gives a damn?
>>30516812A lot, actually. All creatures want to live.
You put out a hand even as Eshe steps up, her body glowing faintly in preparation for the thing's strike.“Asher...” She speaks low as the thing's ready, its bear-like claws flexing against the carpet, tearing into it.You feed it power, granting it some modicum of intelligence to open a real negotiation. Its serpentine eyes seem to “see” you rather than glaze over like a rabid dog eying a steak.It continues to hiss low between the two heads as they seem to be communicating to some degree.You let it continue for a few moments before you interrupt,”I am Asher, your summoner. I would like to make a contract.”The serpents stare at you once more before seeming to smile,”No-name. Sssum-moned.” They take turns speaking between hisses and other venomous sounds.“Asssh-er Ssssu-mmon. What-get?”You stare at the thing, trying to make sense of the broken words,”I get you?”“No! What-get...” Their hisses grow louder as one opens its mouth, unfolding fangs.”What-give!”You understand a little. “What will I give you?”They calm down a bit, a tongue flicking out of one of their mouth's,”Yessss.”>What do you offer?> Power. They will be fed and powerful.> Safety. They will not be hurt under your care.> Blood. You will offer them your blood and the blood of others.> Money, they will receive the currency of the land.> Give it the shirt off your back.
>>30516951>> Blood. You will offer them your blood and the blood of others.I'm sure this will be happening a lot. Also give it our shirt for good measure.
>>30516951> Power. They will be fed and powerful.
>>30516951>> Blood. You will offer them your blood and the blood of others.but they aren't allowed to take Asher's directly, only as a ritual offering, after having already been drawn by Asher. Don't need no Hydra bites.
>>30517059>>30517035>>30516978>>30516972Tied so far. Incidentally, any other options you guys thought of?
>>30517059>but they aren't allowed to take Asher's directlyYeah, we should probably say this. Not our blood. Other peoples blood.
>>30516951>> Power. They will be fed and powerful.
>>30517079Names perhaps. They might want those.
Man, all dis power's scaring me. I didn't want to be bound to powering up less trustworthy Summons. It would have been fine if it wasn't smart enough to look for loopholes in its contract, but then we gave it human intelligence too.
>>30517180>, but then we gave it human intelligence too.We gave it baby intelligence, but yeah,m some dumb mother fuckers in this thread.
“Power. I'll empower you the same as I do Fara. You will realize your true potential with me.”The serpents look to each other, silent for a moment before recoiling with a sudden hiss,”Pow-er com-esss. Give pow-er! More!”You stare the thing down as it stares right back,”Contract first. You work for me, you get power.”The serpents hiss again, taking offense,”Pow-er com-esss. We-get.” They seem to get into a bit of a foul mood...> Give them power.> Insist on contract first.> Change the subject...
>>30517180Good thing we didn't summon the Wendigo. This thread proved we aren't ready for it. And probably never will be.
>>30517227> Give them power.
>>30517227>> Insist on contract first.
>>30517227Do we have any food on us? They seem like they could be distracted with a chunk of meat, and it'd endear us to them.Ask the two of them if they want to be named.
>>30517227I really don't like this thing
>>30517227> Insist on contract first.
>>30517260I think naming individual heads of a Hydra is a bit futile. Perhaps giving it a collective name a la Legion would be more appropriate.
>>30517313>Perhaps giving it a collective name a la LegionThat would be a bad idea. Because what if we decide to summon an actual Legion sometime in the future?
>>30517323I wasn't suggesting actually calling it Legion, 'a la' means 'in the style of'.
>>30517323I see no problem with that.
>>30517346My apologies. English isn't my first language.
>>30517362Doesn't help that English is borrowing it from French.Is English the overly successful murderhobo of languages?
“I can't budge on this, I need a contract before I give you any more power.” You cross your arms to confer your unwillingness to move on this point. The thing seems to throw a bit of a fit with its odd fumes as they're blown away by Fara.After a small tantrum in place and a bit of thrashing later it settles down growling at you,”What con-tract? Term-sss.”“I'll give you power, in return you'll...”> do as I say without question.> be my pet. I'll train you well.> be a partner. I'll ask you to help out when I need it.> be a wild beast. Just stop when I tell you to.> (Other)
>>30517434>> do as I say without question.
>>30517431Yes. I hate English.Scissors is awful.
>>30517434That seems to be the worst to best received options. We basically summoned him to fuck shit up, right?
>>30517483Pretty much. A Fara alternative.
>>30517434> be a wild beast. Just stop when I tell you to.I think this one fits best with what he is.
>>30517434> (Other)"Listen. All you need to know if that if you follow my every word. You will be granted your greatest desires"It has baby intelligence. Treat it like you would a baby.
>>30517508I really don't think it'll buy that, it may not be the sharpest tool in the shed, but it's kinda cagey and hostile. I don't think that'll work.
>>30517508That's the worst contract ever. You're giving it the power to basically force us to do whatever it wants.
>>30517483Hydra's are also good damage sponges.>>30517434In return you will guard who or what I tell you to guard and kill what I tell you to kill. (The lernean hydra supposedly guarded an entrance to hell)
>>30517497If we end up with that then at least add a caveat.Never attack a follower of susej which includes us as well.
>>30517568Let's not take that chance. We can't be sure we'll never have to fight one, so it's better to take their allegiance only to us.
>>30517434I like >>30517563We don't want him to just rampage indiscriminately, Hydras are extremely good as guards as they can combat multiple foes at once and if they get some poison in them then the Hydra just has to outlast them, and regenerate through the wounds. And we can still send him in to rampage if we need to. Also, since it's a Thoughtform we can modify it and we might be able to give it fire breath for each head later.We should have a caveat that it is to protect us and those we travel with unless we say otherwise.
>>30517611>Also, since it's a ThoughtformIs it? I'm sure that Hydras are Myth..
So "Guard who and what I tell you to, kill who and what I tell you to" ?
>>30517628Indeed, if we had summoned Lernaean Hydra we would be doing Mythos, but we made a Baby Hydra based on the myths of the Hydra.
>>30517434> be a wild beast. Just stop when I tell you to.
>>30517563>>30517631Sounds about right.
>>30517434Don't care which one we pick just add a caveat to never attack Asher at least.
>>30517735I was just going to put Asher as priority 0 on his guard list. Making it explicit can't hurt, but that does set up a precedent for adding complexity and I fear eventually having to hire a lawyer to go over all the contracts we make in the quest. (realistically I fear wasting tons of time going over stipulations and caveats and requirements, and wording and blahblahblah)
“Guard who I say to and kill who I tell you to. By default you will guard myself and my allies.”The serpents hiss this out between themselves, interested in this prospect. They eventually reach a decision after snapping at each other a bit. “Sssuitsss. Yesss.”“So it's agreed then? You ask in confirmation. You need to be sure of this. Especially with how dangerous these things are.“Will-do. No-more.” They stare at you expectantly.“Alright then, that works. You protect or you kill and you guard the people I like.” The Hydras hiss in agreement.On that note they dematerialize, leaving the water that's been running into the room as is. It takes some time to clean up, but Eshe congratulates you on the contract while Fara expresses her worry of the thing. You reassure her, but that doesn't clam her up at all. By evening Hot Rod and Aerin come back along with Helia. The girls split off to their rooms and you're stuck with Hot Rod in your room with the lingering smell of sulpgurs from the Hydra in the room.“So, you and Eshe were alone, huh?” Hot Rod starts off from his motel bed, staring at the ceiling before he turns his head in the sheets to look at you,” Your ghost-chick let you get some ah that?”“Please Hot Rod, you have no idea the kind of game that I've got, you know I did.” You roll over, facing away from him.“Holy shit dude, really? I can't believe that shit!”Without looking back,”Really shouldn't I was pulling your chain.The next morning Aerin and Hot Rod talk about the church. They found four exits as the place is a repurposed school. Just enough for everyone except you to cover as you need to the deliver the speech. Rest of the rooms are for kiddies though. Beyond your purview as Eshe one more reminds no kids.July 2nd. Just a few more days until the church.>End Thread.Unfortunately I can't focus on any more writing. due to tired.>Announcing next thread Friday.
>Comments, questions, concerns?>The good.>The Bad>The weird.
>>30517879>The good.People were active and thinking about stuff>The BadCouple Anons were butthurt about powers>The weird.Hot Rod
I'm worried about the hydra. It's power-hungry and unwilling to do anything more than it has to.Level 2 at most.
I remember you saying something about Leviathan alchemy or something.Were you saying that we could use alchemy to turn a summon into a physical being?
>>30517896>Hot RodI do wanna get him another gun sometime. He kinda needs it.
>>30517974Not saying you couldn't.But the summon could be given or infused with Alchemy, giving it the ability to create alchemical reactions as it moves.Basically made of explosions.
If someone would be so kid as to Archive. My eyes don't want to stay open much.Also, thanks for playing, it's been a joy.
>>30517859>Announcing next thread Friday.That's the bad right there. I know that you can't really help it because of your job or whatever, but waiting to learn how long we have to wait always drives me crazy. It's preferable to having threads sprung on us with no warning, but it's still maddening.