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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):

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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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Here we go!
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Recent Events Summary:

You pursued Matthel 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 entered the sigil cavern to stop Metatron. A prolonged battle forced Metatron to activate his most powerful spell, which, while killing him, managed to hold you off long enough to transport the sigil to safety.

You're now regrouped with your allies, and Arcturis, who has comitted himself to your alliance. With Sandalphon scheduled to arrive the next morning, however, he worries that you have no advantages - and now that the fourth demon lord has been summoned, you need every friend you can get.

You've consulted with Adavan, who managed to steal the final key to Hecate's seal during the battle against Metatron. You've agreed to free Hecate, after discussing the plan with your inner circle - Donovan, Auriel, Abigail, and Ila.

You then brought together Auriel and Fang, who agreed that it was the time to contact the Black Lady. But when you called, she didn't answer.

Later, you revealed the plan to unseal Hecate. Auriel didn't protest, but insisted she wouldn't help you, still unable to forget the war she fought against the former. You went with Abigail, Ila, and Adavan. A demon lord made a surprise appearance, but you managed to get away without any problems.

You unsealed Hecate, and have gotten her up to speed on current events, and on Erebus's original plan.

You returned to Arland, and briefly spoke with Sandalphon, who has brought his angels and his allies from Atlantis - and the Black Lady.

After surviving a sudden assination attempt, you brought your assailant to Fang for questioning. He worked with Auriel to pry what they needed from him. Sandalphon was only using his arrival to draw your attention from an assault on the Nemesis!
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>>30510073

Took the words from my mouth, anon.
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>>30510076
The habbening is here
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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/iLLgXYp0

Books the Main Character has read:

http://pastebin.com/dAXR00gP

Character Sheet including learned abilities and other important information:

http://pastebin.com/6h1bkpKv
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>>30510092

...What is that picture supposed to be?
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>>30510054
GET HYPE
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>>30510115

An alternate universe Shadow who pretends to be Abby's guard dog.
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Current Statistics:

HP: 79/81
Mana: 76/76
EXP: 3

Shards of Order and Chaos:

(Retribution) - Strong
(Maker) - Normal
(Silence) - Strong
(Peace) - Strong
(Breeze) - Normal
(Hammer) - Broken
(Ardor) - Strong
{Resolve} - Empowered
{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
Arland - Dryfeld - Water
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>>30510054
CHEERS TO 100 THREADS!
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>>30510135
We've had waaaaaay more than 100 threads
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>>30510135
Do we get exp for surviving 100 threads?
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>>30510115
A dog in a doorway.
But the reflective properties of animal eyes makes it creepy as fuck.
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>>30510153
I know, but I'm not counting the parts threads.

Let me have my fun anon.
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>>30510131

I have no problem with that.
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>100 threads
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>Last time...

Auriel stands up. Her hands clench into fists. She looks at Fang. "Put him in that fucking thing if you want, I don't care. John, we need to go, now!"

"What?!" the angel says. "But you said - "

"You're lucky I don't kill you myself!" she shouts. "They're going after Donovan. This was all just a distraction!"

"Well, since he's no longer useful..." Fang opens the box and channels Spirit.

Wong releases the angel's bonds. The angel's arm is dragged toward the box's opening. He grabs his wrist with his other arm and tugs, digging in against the stone with his boots, but the box's pull is inescapable. He screams as his hand is sucked into the lid, and then his entire arm, all the way up to his shoulder. He begins to bend, and his head is pulled in next, and then his body, warped into the wood until he's gone.

Fang shuts the box. "Let's get going. What's our fastest available route?"

"Hamil and I have an active portal and communication link," Adavan says, "but while he's moving on the Nemesis, it'll be unstable. Can you provide the groundwork?"

"Certainly," Fang says. He focuses. Against the far wall of the dank bunk-room forms a sigil of spirit, half on the floor, half twisted up onto the wall. Adavan steps forward and focuses.

"You're opening a portal onto the Nemesis?" you ask.

Auriel nods. "Don't disturb him. He's waiting for Hamil to answer. Get ready to go through."

"Did the angel say anything else?"

Auriel shakes her head. "No, but the Ring City only brought 4 airships, didn't it? The Velarion has no power core, and the Noiralev is a wreck - that leaves them 2 to spare. If they're both attacking the Nemesis, it could be in trouble."

"The Nemesis made it through the Skysever," you say. "I'm not worried."

"But it has no weapons," Auriel says. "If they can pin it down or infiltrate it, they could disable its engines. It's not invincible."

There's a crackle of orange light. The sigil flares once, then vanishes. The portal opens.

Roll 1d100
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Rolled 1

>>30510178
Rollan'
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Rolled 1

>>30510178
FFFFF
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Rolled 67

>>30510189
we fokin lost man
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>>30510199
>>30510189

no FUCKING way
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>>30510199
>>30510189
oh my god
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>>30510199
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Rolled 83

>>30510178

>>30510189
IT'S HABBENING AGAIN! NOOOOO
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>>30510199

OH GOD WHAT HAVE WE DONE IM SO SORRY GUYS IM SUDOKU'ING AS WE SPEAK
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>>30510189
>>30510199

NO

SOMEONE IS FUCKING AROUND

SOMEONE IS USING THE INVISIBLE DICE
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>>30510189
>>30510199
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Rolled 74

>>30510178

Insight roll, I hope?
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>>30510189
>>30510199
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>>30510189
>>30510199
I think we just summoned a demon lord inside the Nemesis.
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>>30510189
>>30510199
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>>30510213
In honor of 100 threads of shitty shoadow luck can we ignore these?
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>>30510189
>>30510199

Fuck
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>>30510189
>>30510199

DEATH


DEAAAATH
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>>30510213
if i wire you cash will you save us
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>>30510189
>>30510199

Welcome to Shadow Quest 100, anons! Now with more DIE!
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Rolled 67

>>30510189
>>30510199

The portal explodes, killing Flint and auto-summoning Hyperion.
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>>30510258
>>30510213
PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!11

..please....
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>>30510189
>>30510199

And i was so happy that Shadow Quest was starting.
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>>30510189
>>30510199

I think this is the worst roll I've ever seen.

I hope ti just does something annoying, like teleport us a few miles north of the airship or something.
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>>30510213
Use the stored critfail here to make this a TRIPLE CRITFAIL

You know you want to
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Rolled 78, 91, 45, 93, 76, 19, 42, 30, 81, 81 = 636

Testing dice
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Hey, can we get our auto-crit fail now?
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>>30510199
>>30510189
Holy shit I feel so bad, and yet I'm laughing too goddamn hard. How in the name of all the dice gods could this have happened?
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>>30510189
>>30510199
Abandon all hope. This is the end of Sir Donovan Flint.
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>>30510199
>>30510189

I tested, just in case, and they're legitimate.

That's unfortunate.
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Well.

Here comes Dave guys.
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>>30510258
seconding
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>>30510189
>>30510199
>>30510213
BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!
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>>30510189
>>30510199

And to mark Shadow Quest's 100th anniversary...!
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>>30510312
And by Dave I mean he's going to arrive ON THE NEMESIS.

Fuck, I can't even.
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>>30510308
Seriously? Can you just cut Shadow some slack for once? Please?
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>>30510189
>>30510199

>Welcome to Shadow Quest's 100
>now with 500% more death and despair
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"WE NOW RETURN TO SHADOW QUEST EPISODE 100: 'THE DEATH OF SHADOW QUEST'"
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>>30510189
>>30510199
And that pretty much sums up the last 100 threads.
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>>30510189
>>30510199

Remember that time we got our shit slapped by a book?

Is it gonna be like that again?
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say goodbye to donovan
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>>30510189
>>30510199

So... Who's going to be on the ship? Dave, Sandles or four Demon Lords? Or all of the above?
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Donoven is dead or captured and we lost the Nemesis, GG angels.
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>>30510308
I will bake you ten thousand cookies if you make this not happen.
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So, BOTH Airships are attacking Nemisis.... Nemisis HAS been borded.... Shit IS hitting the fan, and the teleport spell doesn't work properly....
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Aren't QMs supposed to compensate for shit rolls by making sure that there's a way out?
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I should be horrified, but I'm just sitting here waiting for the HAPPENING.

I'm shaking with excitement. I feel all tingly. This is going to be good.
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>>30510392
>lossing our bad ass airship before we use it for anything
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>>30510419
We have to deal with Dave while the Nemesis gets boarded by Sandals
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>>30510439
We'll have to compensate by artifacting Steward's Jaeger
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>>30510439
Shadow is not meant to have airships, apparently.
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>>30510468

Or Dynamos....
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I wonder if it would be possible to convince Dave to fight for us.

Sandalphon wants to bring back Hyperion. If he really loves us, he'll fuck up angel boy.
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>>30510460
This would actually be really interesting, if only because Dave could very well recognize the poor bastard and see it as an opportunity to try and win back our favor.
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>>30510496
He may also devour Donovan to make sure it doesn't happen since that's far easier.

Do Not Want.
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A white flashes through the portal. You here Hamil's voice, echoing through your head. <GET BACK!>

There's an explosion of Light.

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>you've taken 15 damage (64/81 HP)

You're buried in rubble. Your arms scrabble to clear it off of you, but there's stone everywhere. Part of the castle must have collapsed.

"...Shad...ow..."

You dig, and dig, and dig, desperately seeking the source of Auriel's voice. She's nearby. You throw up five or six tentacles to support the weight of stone above you and pull her out.

It's bad. One of her arms is broken. She's covered in cuts and scratches. <Auriel...fuck.>

"Heh...you shouldn't swear...sounds stupid..."

<You're going to be fine. You're fine.>

"...had worse." She coughs. "We gotta get...outta here."

<I'm healing you first!>

"Others...need help. Donovan...you've got to save him."

>Go fuck yourself. I'm healing you now.
>Alright, but I'm taking you with me.
>Ok. I'll be right back.
>some other strategy
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>>30510467
>>30510468

fuck that if the angels are boarding the Nemesis we are stealing all the dynamo's from their airships
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>>30510496

I think we can manipulate Dave to do any one thing pretty easily, as long as it's something he'd expect Erebus to order him to do.
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I look forward to our inevitable doom.


>>30510516
Ok. I'll be right back

She's a big girl.
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>>30510516
>Ok. I'll be right back.

Auriel is a big girl, she's not gonna die from a broken arm.

We need to MOVE
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>>30510516
>>Alright, but I'm taking you with me.
Pocket her
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>>30510516
>Alright, but I'm taking you with me.
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>>30510516

Oh god. Was that a warning 'GET BACK!' or 'DIE FOUL MONSTER YOU DON'T BELONG IN THIS WORLD GET BACK'?
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>>30510516
Do we have an approximate location for the Nemesis? I get the impression that teleporting is out the question now.
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>>30510548
>>30510550
wouldn't she be safer where she is? I don't see the logic here
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>>30510516
>>Alright, but I'm taking you with me.
POCKET
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>>30510516
>some other strategy
Summon Hecate to heal Auriel and leg it
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>>30510516
>>Ok. I'll be right back.

"You'd better not die. Donovan would be crushed."

I'm not that worried, she has her own healing magic.
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>>30510516

>Ok. I'll be right back.

could we grab Donovan, put him in our pocket, drop him off with Auriel then go sort shit out?
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>>30510580
Spirit has shitty healing.
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>>30510516
>Ok. I'll be right back.
>>30510548
>>30510550
>>30510574
What the fuck are you guys doing? She's better off here
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>>30510574
>>30510548
...hey SM, what happens to the pocket if we die?
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>>30510573
POCKET
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>>30510571
>Do we have an approximate location for the Nemesis?

You know the vague route it planned to fly. Might take time to search. Someone that knew its location more precisely might be nearby...
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>>30510580

I thought that Spirit wasn't the healy type...
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>>30510516
>Ok. I'll be right back.
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>>30510592
Spirit healing is better then Auriel bleeding to death
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>>30510592
And its a massive waste of her power. She also needs to conserve energy.
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>>30510604
Yea skimmed over that the first time, still not sure about it. Pocket is pretty traumatizing and the castle should be safe.
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Going back to the last thread, Raziel was the 4th highest? Really? The guy we beat by doping on a dynamo?

The hells up with the gap between him and Metatron?
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>>30510516
deep focus
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>>30510516
>>Alright, but I'm taking you with me.
pocket her, she's safer there than anywhere else
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>>30510627
Raziel was 8th iirc anon.
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>>30510627
8th Highest. Raphael is Fourth.
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>>30510516
>Ok. I'll be right back.
<You'd better not die on me, Auriel. I wouldn't be able to handle the lack of daily snark. Stay safe.>
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>>30510625
She can handle it

>>30510627
Raizel was 8th
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>>30510516
>Part of the castle must have collapsed.
This is probably a lot worse than expected, given that we're in the dungeons.

>>Ok. I'll be right back.
But make sure she gets somewhere safer once she's healed. If things collapse further it'll be pretty bad.

>>30510581
>I'm not that worried, she has her own healing magic.
This is pretty reasonable.

>>30510610
>Someone that knew its location more precisely might be nearby...
Probably a good idea to try and mentally communicate with either Adavan or Yi Fang buried under rubble and see where exactly they were opening the portal to.
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>>30510646
>>30510652

That's a bit more understandable. Even so, that's a hell of a jump. I guess Metatron and Sandles are Hyperion's Chosen, as opposed to his Servants?
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>>30510627

Raziel was 8th Highest. He also underestimated you. You surprised him by blowing a hole in his stomach. Metatron knew you were coming and was prepared.

Alright, we'll pocket Auriel and drag her up through the rubble.
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>>30510516
>>Alright, but I'm taking you with me.
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>>30510679

Honestly, if you think about how old the angels are, it's surprising that they aren't more powerful as a whole. I mean, they've had hundreds of years to train and perfect their skills.
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>>30510684
I wonder if she can heal herself in there.

Probably not, but eh. Whatever.
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>>30510548
NO. POCKETS.

Especially not people we actually care for. Our pocket is a better torture device then travel aid.
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>>30510719
I don't see why not
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>>30510722
It's better than leaving her under all this rubble.
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>>30510722
We put Obis in there for like 25 min and he was perfectly fine.
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>>30510684
No no no no no! Pocket is a bad place. Can't we just carefully move her?
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>>30510684
Warn her to prepare herself.
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>>30510757
Just fucking pocket her, she'll be uncomfortable but she's been through much worse. She's not a delicate flower.
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>>30510751
He still flinches every time we mention or use it.
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Ok, let's see if Adavan or Fang can tell us the location and contact Hamil. In the VERY unlikely event that he is still alive, we can try to teleport again. Otherwise, manaport/supersonic time.
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>>30510757
It isn't that bad. Obis took it for awhile and was perfectly fine. You're overreacting.
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only downside to pocket is that you get put into TOTAL sensory deprivation.... while bearable in short durations, extended periods within may cause psychological trauma...

Though it should give her time to heal herself up a bit...
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So what if we....
We attach an anchor to an object
Put that object in our pocket
Travel to the object
And open up our pocket?
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>>30510684
Actually, can we use Detect Life/Detect Magic to locate and Ink through the rubble and pocket Adavan/Yi Fang as well to get them out as well?

Getting one of them to tell us where they were opening the portal to saves us more time than trying to search, even with the time spent getting them out taken into consideration.
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>>30510784
No he doesn't, he just remembers how bad it was, it isn't like we traumatized him for life.
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<I'm taking you with me. Don't move.>

You reach out and pocket the angel. She vanishes.

You turn up and claw through the rubble, shifting it back below you, and inking between rocks when you can. You breech the surface and puncture your way through to daylight.

The southern wing of the castle has collapsed, exposing a huge portion of the building. A landslide of rubble has poured down and piled against part of the inner wall, and down into the foundation. It's like you're in a barren wasteland.

Ila and Abigail are sprinting toward you. Tyrael lands nearby and immediately begins burrowing into the rock with hands coated in light. It piles up at his sides at a tremendous rate.

You un-pocket Auriel, laying her out on a flat portion of rock. "Elements, that was odd." She coughs again, and then begins to channel Light into her wounded arm. "I'll just slow you down, this will take time. You need to get to the Nemesis!"

"It could be anywhere along its flight path."

"...Adavan or Fang would have a better idea of the location. The portal would have told them that much."

"John, what the hell happened?!" Ila shouts. "We felt light, and then the castle just fell in on itself!"

What do you do?

>search for Adavan or Fang in the rubble
>take off for the Nemesis immediately (bring allies?)
>some other strategy

>mana: 74/76
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If we can save Flint, we need to bring him to Hecate immediately. Behind a barrier made to hold back Elemental Lords he'll be safe. None of this airship bullshit.
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>>30510820
We're kind of busy.
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>>30510820
Anchors attach to spatial coordinates, not objects.
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>>30510832
>>search for Adavan or Fang in the rubble
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>>30510832

Statistically, we're safe from bad rolls for the rest of the thread.

Realistically, I'd want to take the entirety of Haven with us if we could.
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>>30510832

>search for Adavan or Fang in the rubble

Use Earthforge to speed up the search.
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>>30510832

Fill them in on what's happening very quickly.
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>>30510832
>>search for Adavan or Fang in the rubble
Guess I got a little ahead of myself.

>>30510827
>use Detect Life/Detect Magic to locate and Ink through the rubble and pocket Adavan/Yi Fang as well
Or Deep Focus if that would be necessary instead. We should have a good idea of where Adavan is if he's still around thanks to our Servanting him.

Rather than trying to clear the rubble off of them, it's probably faster for us to do an amorphous wiggle between the rocks to their location and Pocket them out from the rubble.
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>>30510875
Seconding.
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>>30510832
>search for Adavan or Fang in the rubble
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>>30510832
>search for Adavan or Fang in the rubble

The time saved by knowing the airship's location will make up for any time lost trying to dig them out.
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>>30510874

Man, I wish we had Dave on our side. We could really do with a Nether castle and hordes of disposable allies.
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>>30510832
>some other strategy
Why don't we just follow the Shel'kath trail?
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>>30510883
This plan works great
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>>30510832
If we bring allies, consider Arcturius. With Windburn, he's stronger than Chosen Ila is.
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>>30510903
Because neither flint nor the sigil are anywhere near us, how are we supposed to see the trail?
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>>30510901

Having Dave on our side would basically have meant going the Order route. We would have to be an utterly manipulative asshole to have what we have now and Dave and company.
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If we can find him quickly enough
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>>30510903

It's linked from Donovan to wherever the sigil is now. You have no trail to follow.

Alright, going for Fang/Adavan. Writing.
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>>30510832
focus for spirit magic in the rubble.
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>>30510924
Yeah, sorry, was too used to having that thing constantly hovering nearby.
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>>30510832
>>search for Adavan or Fang in the rubble
More specifically, use detect magic, ask if they need help, then where the Nemesis is
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>>30510922
We should pocket all our allies, it'd be perfect for an ambush if we can stealth our way onto the ship.

Speaking of allies, where would we find Shade? If we know where he is it'd be worth while pocketing him.
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>>30510936

Wasn't Erebus really good at that? I mean, the Black Hand were fanatics, and Erebus never gave them a second glance. Dave became a male (hopefully non-romantic) Yandere, and Hecate was willing to seal herself away on his word. Guy made people dance on his strings.
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>>30510943
>"John, what the hell happened?!" Ila shouts. "We felt light, and then the castle just fell in on itself!"
We should probably ask Auriel to fill them in while we're diving back in to find our bone bros, if you're not having us do that already.
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>>30510985
He's probably already in our pocket.
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>>30511019
This
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>>30511021
Ah yes, you're right.
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>>30511019
This
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>>30511019
This.
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>>30510054

Jesus Christ, we're off to a bad start, aren't we?

At least we can blame it on Sandalphon.
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>>30511147
Yeah
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If we're on the subject of bringing people to save flint, why don't we just bring Melody? If she can summon the staff she's basically a living god, and if not she can help us trump Sandals.
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>>30511186
Just pocket everyone
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>>30511186
there's a possibility she's been soul trapped, we need to remember to investigate later but for now she's too risky to bring along.
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>>30511186
I am all for this.
We team up with her and consume sandalphon.
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>>30511251
Soul trapped?
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>>30511251
When was this ever mentioned?
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>>30511275

Remember what the angels did to the Shadow and Spirit mages?
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>>30511186
If Fang is alright and we can convince her, this would be a good plan. I'm pretty skeptical of our chances at Sandy right now.
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>>30511275
The same thing they did to the shadow and spirit mages in the city. Basically makes someone a slave for the Ring city.

I hadn't thought of that, but it's a good point to bring up.
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Don't you just hate it when people come up with their own personal theories and just assume that it's canon.
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>>30511275
>>30511299

Like Ila was, Sandy said she's been dealt, I figure this was a possibility as to what he meant.
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>>30511311
Okay thats full on paranoia. She openly sided with us in the negotiations and Sandals was furious. There's no way.
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>>30511328
It's just speculation, I'm not pretending it's anything more than that.
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>>30511251
Given that she seemed perfectly capable of communicating, even when it ran counter to the Angels' agenda, this is pretty unlikely.

Especially given that Lucifer seemed to be in charge of the whole operation, and he was dead long before Sandalphon contacted Melody.
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<Auriel, explain,> you say.

While Tyrael burrows into the rubble like a human mole, you turn to Ink, slipping between the chunks of rock and mortar to quickly descend. A brief focus gives you five points of spirit - four smaller than the one. Luckily, Fang is almost right on top of three of them. Tyrael seems to be making relatively quick progress toward the fourth and relatively feeble ball of spirit.

You puncture through to Fang's position under the rock - and he's standing with his arms folded, the two councilors and Adavan at his side. A barrier of spirit holds the rock back. He glances at you. "I would have blasted our way out, but those panicking neanderthals are in the way."

"Drop your barrier," Tae Wong says. "I'll forge us a path."

Councilor Wong channels earth. After Valeria, he might actually be the strongest Earth Mage you know. Fang's glowing bubble of spirit vanishes, but the rock doesn't fall - it trembles, and then melts, reforming like water. A switchback stairwell appears above you, and you quickly climb the steps back to the surface. Auriel is still down, but looking better, if exhausted.

Tyrael is already back from his expedition - with Hamil.

Ila is on her knees. She clutches at Hamil's robes, tears pouring down her face.

>con't
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skLjnVQ677Y

Hamil's left leg is gone, and his shoulder had exposed bone, still smoking from the blast of light. He's barely alive.

"...not like this," Tyrael whispers. "You..." He grabs Hamil's shoulder. "You owe me a game of stones! You hear me?! Hamil! Hamil!"

"Stop," Ila says. "Just stop."

Abigail gently touches the back of Tyrael's neck. "...Highest..."

"Stop acting like he's dead!" Tyrael snaps.

"Lieutenant," Auriel says, "control yourself."

"He's still alive. We can still save him!"

"...I wouldn't have the strength, even were I rested. He's fading too fast."

Rock is punched up in the distance, drawing your gaze. Steward is emerging from under the ground. Vaz Grak climbs up behind him, scraped and torn up, but still fine.

A flare of light and a gust of wind are rapidly approaching from the top of the castle. Sandalphon and Arcturis are flying down toward you.

What do you do?

>write-in
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>>30511374
...Is it raining?
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>>30511414
WE ARE GOING TO FUCKING MURDER SANDALPHON!!!
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>>30511251
Remember that soul trapping made them feel empty when we looked at them.

Melody doesn't feel like that.
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>>30511414
So are angels good at healing, can we force Sandalphons arm into healing hamil?
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>>30511414
GREAT HEAL

Then we force Sandals to fucking heal his ass
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>>30511414

Max power Great Heal on Hamil?

Sure, he won't be pretty anymore, but at least he'll be alive.
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>>30511447
>>30511373
Good point, you're right.
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>>30511414

I guess I'll Scattenkrieg over and punch Sandalphon.
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>>30511455
This
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>>30511448
Would you stick your hand down a lion's throat?
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>>30511414
>>write-in

ADAMANTIZE him to stop the bleeding

Then, but and use Earth forge to start regeneration and stabilize him
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>>30511481
To save a life? Yes.
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>>30511414
what if we chosen him?
i am NOT about to lose him.
the guy has been an absloute bro.
if he dies. fuck everything. we need to KILL sandalthong.
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>>30511481

I might be able to trigger its gag reflex.
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>>30511414
Hmm, it would appear that the angels earlier comments were not true (unless Sandy sent a subordinate to get Flint). We need to assess this situation before we do anything rash.
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>>30511481
To save a friend
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>>30511498

This might actually be a good idea.

Would Servanting Hamil save his life?
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>>30511414
So we know that we can't do limb replacement, but our healing has proven more versatile than Auriel's in the past.

Great Heal to try and save him, and maybe even Dream Walk to infiltrate his unconscious mind to try make sure he still wants to save himself.

Being able to try and keep someone from going into shock even if they're unconscious is pretty useful.
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>>30511455

I'll support a great heal.

In fact, use Maker to assist, split the energies to auriel.

Splint auriel, then use Earthforge to help the mending process
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>>30511508
They probably sent ever other highest and a fuck ton of other angels and their allies there.
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>>30511498
>>30511512
We have to be at a Shadow Pool people. Jesus.
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>>30511481

Sure why not? It'll be a laugh if it ends poorly and if it works well then happy days.
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>>30511498
Nah, we shouldn't waste a Chosen on him. He's really just a side character. I'm all for attempting to save him with a resource that isn't limited, however. Like Sandy.
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>>30511508
>Hmm, it would appear that the angels earlier comments were not true (unless Sandy sent a subordinate to get Flint). We need to assess this situation before we do anything rash.
Double 20's were rolled to interrogate the angel. I don't want to get meta, but he was pretty fucking spooked, and there's no chance he was lying.
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>>30511512
servanting someone does not make them immune to death friend.
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>>30511512
>>30511498

It doesn't matter. You don't have the EXP.

>>30511482

Creative, but it wouldn't work. Adamantize doesn't turn someone into metal, it just makes them more durable.
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>>30511527
This would explain why Sandalphon's main cronies aren't in Arland with us right now. They were ALL sent to the Nemesis.
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>>30511530
we can go at a speed faster than sound. getting to a shadow pool isnt a problem.

>>30511541
temerity dude please leave
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You guys seriously think Sandalphon isn't familiar with the process of servanting and realize it for what it is?
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>>30511578

Well, can we Great Heal?

Even if we know it couldn't help, it wouldn't be out of character to give it a shot anyways.
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>>30511541

Speaking of Chosen we should Arbiter Adavan first to teach Abigail not to be a jealous bitch.
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>>30511596

Well, SM has shot down Servanting for Hamil, but we don't know for sure that Erebus had lower-level Servants, only that Dave was his Arbiter.
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>>30511578
Well, if what you're saying is that he's going to die anyway... no need to let that delicious soul go to waste, right?
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>>30511619
>Arbiter Adavan first
There's only One Arbiter...
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>>30511584
This is pretty sneaky, and wouldn't surprise me at all.

>>30511578
I'm still behind doing something beyond just Great Heal, but the best I can come up with is still Dream Walk to try and speak to his unconscious mind to keep him from giving up.
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>>30511606
whats the shard for healing anyway?
humanity? peace?
...resolve?
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>>30511578

What if we consume Tyreal to get the xp to Servant Hamil? That way it'd be extra tragic if it fails.
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>>30511606

You can Great Heal, that's very in-character. It won't be enough by itself, even if Auriel was able to help you.

>>30511619

You know, I've seen that come up a couple of times, and I think it's a bit silly to take her comments that far. Abigail was just pouting, she was only half serious. She's a little jealous, maybe, in the sense that she enjoys being your center of attention, but she would get over it. Sheesh.
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>>30511663
Maker
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>>30511578
>It doesn't matter. You don't have the EXP.

Are we seriously 1xp short of Earth's Gift?
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>>30511653
We could use Frostbite to close the wounds.

I remember Vonegut doing something similar.
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>write-in
Great Heal with shard support.
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Great heal to keep him stable until Sandals comes around playing up the ignorance card. Then we flip it back on him and force him to assist in healing.
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>>30511670
What about Great Heal + Maker?
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>>30511670

Well, let's Great Heal Hamil then. Maybe we can give him a few extra seconds with his boyfriend, yo. That's probably worth it.
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>>30511653
id say pretty much this. use maker to enforce it. and dream walking to have him not give up sounds neat.
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also "where's abigail!?"

Deep focus to find the survivors after healing
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>>30511687
> You're about to go over and help him, but he brings a hand up to his wound. Ice freezes across his flesh, creating a patch that staunches the blood. He keeps running. He's tougher than he looks. Well, you learned that firsthand.
Looked more like a stopgap measure, but it couldn't hurt.
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>>30511670
What if we make Hamil an artifact?
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>>30511715
>where's abigail

It's times like these I suspect people don't actually read what I write.
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>>30511670
Let's artifact him. It's to save a life.
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>>30511726
>Looked more like a stopgap measure, but it couldn't hurt.

ooh. Nice!
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>>30511704
Wait...isn't there that one water prince around the castle somewhere? Think he might be better at healing?
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Are we seriously going to dream walk in front of Sandalphon and leave ourselves completely vulnerable? He could just obliterate us with the magical equivalent of coup de grace while we're "away".

I'm all for keeping Hamil alive because he's the only one who KNOWS what's going down on board the Nemesis, but come on.
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>>30511726
It might at least help stablize him. Which is what we need more than anything.

We aren't a good enough healer to completely fix this. We just need to keep him alive long enough for someone else.
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>>30511739
>>30511745

We can probably only artifact Steward, and even that is a dumb idea.
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>>30511726
I'm sure it hurt like hell. It's just that people rather feel a bit of pain they've known before than face death they're afraid of.
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>>30511745
i wish it could work like this.
i really do anon.
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>>30511414
>>30511698

This might be a plan. Either Sandy tries to play coy and thus has no reason to let a man die, or he decides to be an (even bigger) ass in front of Lord Flint.
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>>30511759

Holy shit yes
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>>30511760

I agree with you just on the premise that we need to get to Flint ASAP. Hanging around to play therapist with a dying man doesn't strike me as a good use of our time.

Great Heal, Hamil, and know that we tried our fucking best. Then, move the fuck on and get to Flint.
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>>30511788
If sandals refuses then we make a beeline for him.
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>>30511769

I dunno I'm sure Artifact Steward would be Diet Arbiter or something.
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>>30511759
Chain Great Heals while topping off on mana constantly by portal tendriling to Haven mana pool. Either have the Water Prince summoned here or get Joey to guilt trip his waifu into healing Hamil.
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>>30511769
I think we've got more than one use left. Even ignoring the moral dilemma, our faction is patchwork. We could risk alternating our allies of they knew we could have saved him and didn't.
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>>30511760
The thing is that he's obviously still trying to play the "hurr i'm totally innocent" card, and running up and trying to CLEAVE AND SMITE on a guy who's in the middle of medical care is as far from that as he could possibly be.

That, and if we're in Hamil's mind, even if he IS going to give up the ghost, he can tell us what's happening on the Nemesis first.
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>>30511823
It doesn't matter if Hyperion's re-summoning becomes secure. Two birds with one stone, anon.
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>>30511739
then he'd be officially awesome
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>>30511822
*alienating. Fuck this phone.
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>>30511823

I'm not sure what you're talking about. Sandalphon is currently in the process of a hostile boarding action on our ship.

You guys are forgetting that this whole negotiations meeting was a ploy to keep Flint in Arland.

Sandalphon is only here to feed Flint to the Hyperion Summoning Sigil.

Do you think he gives two fucks about what the nations of the world think when Hyperion is only one heartbeat away from coming back?
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Vote 1:
>Great Heal to try and keep Hamil alive

Vote 2:
>Use Frostbite to stem the bleeding. Ask for Sandalphon's help.

Vote 3:
>try to access Hamil's mind with Dream Walk

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Note: For the record, artifact only works on inanimate objects.
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>>30511840
You can apply the same logic the other way; if he thinks he's going to successfully bring Hyperion back, he doesn't NEED to rush to try and kill us here at the price of public opinion.

He can have Hyperion come back, hold a big trial and then have THE BIG MAN claim that we're evil and blow us up for flawless moral victory.
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>>30511879
1
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>>30511879
1
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>>30511879
no option for all 3?
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>>30511879
1
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>>30511879
>Great Heal to try and keep Hamil alive
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>>30511879
1
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>>30511879
3
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>>30511879
1
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>>30511879
1
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>>30511879
1
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>>30511879
1
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>>30511879
1 and 2
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>>30511374
Wait a sec... We should probably get the lowdown from Tyrael ASAP. We'll need info before we rush to Flint.
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>>30511879
2
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>>30511879
1
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I'm wondering if Hyperion would be really weak upon his summoning.

And was Sandalphon really strong prior to him being turned into an Angel?
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>>30511881
It's also possible he reveals that we did try to block the return of the Big Man himself in the meantime, which might taint our look somewhat.
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>>30511978
Probably not, considering that the black lady isn't anyones servant and she nears his power
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>>30511879
Since nobody in their right mind is going to vote for anything NOT including a Great Heal, is there going to be any time at all afterward to determine what else, if anything, to do?

Given >>30511670
>You can Great Heal, that's very in-character. It won't be enough by itself, even if Auriel was able to help you.
if not, we're just shooting ourselves in the foot by doing the reasonable thing first, which doesn't seem right at all.
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>>30511978

Almost certainly. As far as we know, the only mortal more powerful was Dave.
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>>30512008
Powerful mage + Vampirism boost anon.
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>>30511985
But everyone here knows about it.
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>>30512008

The Black Lady is a vampire, and possesses the Staff of Winds. And she's still much lower. As in, Auriel is to her as she is to Sandalphon.
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>>30512017
I was just about to mention that, can we include option 2 or something? >>30511879
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>>30512034
But not everyone here knows everyone here knows about
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>>30512025
Vampirism can't be that much

>>30512044
The power scale did not account for the staff of winds
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>>30511879
1
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>>30512020

Was Dave that strong?
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idk why not make him into a lich or a ghost?
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>>30512044
Sandalphon could not even come close to stomping her like she could stomp Auriel.
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>>30512061
he was erebus' arbiter. and pretty much his sandalthong. same power level
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>>30511879

writing
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>>30512017
I would think Purify, to prevent infection, and try to find a water mage.
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>>30512061
>>30512085
Dave was much stronger than sandalphon

He was almost as strong as Hyperion.
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>>30512052
The power scale only accounts for aura power too, which is only one factor in a fight. Yi Fang is a legitimate threat to Sandy for example.
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>>30512061

He took on Hyperion and didn't die. That's a pretty solid mark of power.

>>30512052

Even without the staff, vampirism is probably on par with a Servanting. She probably also has a great understanding of blood magic, given her time on Xile.
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>>30512118
Exactly, it does not account for skills and items
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>>30512052
Quoted from SM's word of god:

"pastebin summary:

Natural Vampires:
>created by Archon in Archon-Empire wars in supersoldier experiments
>physically strong, and technically immortal, but very weak against magic, very easy to detect for mages; basically useless in war
>some few escaped; wild vampires are exceptionally rare because they're easily destroyed by magic or sunlight; no mage ever got infected for the same reason

>and then the Black Lady. Strong mage + vampirism = crahaaazeee shit"
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I feel it may be too late to comment, but the dice gods exacted their payment for all those 100s, VoidBearer.
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>>30512052
>the staff of winds
Wait a second, the Black Lady can summon the it, right? We should definitely bring her when we go to save Donovan.
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>>30512085

Nah, if Sandles had taken on Erebus, he would have been eaten alive and probably wouldn't have put a scratch on him.

Dave took on Hyperion, and came out relatively intact. He's probably the most powerful mortal to ever live.
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>>30512085

Also quoted from Word of God:

"Erebus gave power to only one human," she says. "Why him, or who he really is, or was...or whatever...no one knows. But he called himself Erebus's arbiter, and was the leader of the Black Hand. He was destroyed in the battle before the mutual annihilation event. At least...I thought he was."

<...you were there.>

"...it was a long time ago," Auriel says quietly. "But Legion's power was at least double that even of Sandalphon."
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>>30512157
I don't know where you guys got the idea of her "summoning" it. she may have it hidden or in some sort of pocket dimension but the term "summoning" in this setting is completely wrong.
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>>30512216
That is scary/
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>>30512216
So. Heeeh.

Would anyone be willing to fail banishing a certain succubus and ask a certain Dave if he's willing to accept a certain last mission?
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>>30512216

...And that was before he became whatever he is now.

Goddamn, would it have been that hard to pretend that we gave a shit about him? Having someone who could benchpress Sandles would be pretty handy about now.
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>>30512264

Honestly, Dave would probably be happy to receive the kind of mission he'd expect Erebus to give. If we handed him a list of the highest and the Demon Lords, he'd probably start chewing through them.
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>>30512264
Honestly.... I'm down for asking Dave if he Wants to kill Sandalthong, saying that he is trying to Summon back the greatest enemy of Erebus, Hyperion.
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>>30512216
This makes me think... What if Dave could be summoned as demon lord #5? Then we'd really have to face our demons huehuehue
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>>30512260
>>30512264
>>30512268

Same poster, I would like to clarify one thing.

Chaos has grown substantially as per EVERYONE's ramblings. Sandals has become far stronger in the interim from that battle 700 years ago.

Dave is a being of Order now like us, I doubt he has also grown at that rate. I'm not saying he still isn't stronger, but they may be closer to even.
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>>30512264

Dave would buttfuck Sandles, yes, but I don't think the rapetrain would stop there, guys.

Dave would keep on raping until he got back to us.
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>>30512264
>fail banishing a summon
><Dave, you see that guy over there? Remember him? The smugfuck with white wings?>
>Y̶̧̧̛͝E̵͡Ę̵̨͏͠E̸̕҉̕S̵̶̷̀͡S͏̨̀͜S̡̧ ̶̕͞M̴̨͢͡Á̵̵̕Ś́͝S̵͜͜S̡̛͘Ţ̷͟Ę̴̨͠R̸͏Ŗ̶?̴̴̨͢
><Enjoy.>
>Ý̶̗͓͍̲̝̳̹̤̯̲͞͡È̡̛͕̻͍͖̺͉̰̻͓͎̦͈͇̥̥͟E̵̹͍̲͉̥͟Ş̛̘̙̩̟̪̺̥̤͟͜ͅͅS̼͉̗̦̝̪͕̟̺͕̜͚͈͕̤̖̀͞ ̺͓̝͙̟͇̗̩̺̯̬̣̭͈̺͓͜͠M̛̲͖̬͔̭͚̩͚̳̖̜̮͈̮͜ͅA͟͢͏̹̖̫̰̰͚Ą̡̠̹͉̙̮̫̼̥̖̕͝͝Ş̴̵̦̦̩͍͈̲̹̠̯͕̙͚̭̲̻̟S̷̵̫̝̜̼̲̝̠͔̻̮̬̘̳̞̟̕͝ͅS̶̴͇̺̯͖̙̙̬̝̲̖̥̗͇̙̯̱T̛҉̴͔̳̲͕̹̪̺E̴̛̪͎̮̗̯͔͎̦̘̠͘͟R̴̴͓͇̫͓̀͡!̸̀͠҉̳͎̟̥ͅ
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>>30512307
No anon, no.

Dave wants OUT of the Nether. What opens up the Nether to let everything out? Pentaverate.

Dave wouldn't kill the Demon Lords.
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>>30512319

He's also been camping in the Nether. Either he's been eating for that time, or he's been adapting. The first way, he's now even more powerful. The second way, he's probably the closest being to us in terms of pure nature.
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>>30512334
Worth it.
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>>30512369
He'd already be out if we let him.
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>>30512395
Not forever.
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>>30512334
If he gets out of hand we can just trick him by saying we'll give him more power, then lay our hands on him and pocket 'him.

Do not seriously consider this.
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>>30512381
If he were adapting he would be closer to Hyperion than us.
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>>30512369

Dave also wants Erebus to notice he exists. To the point that it might surpass any other desire.

If Sandles isn't dealt with by the time we deal with the Demon Lords, calling in Dave might be worth considering.
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>>30512416
>sticking him in the Pocket with half of Leviathan to eat.

It's almost like we're going full retard!
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I really don't think that releasing Dave is the best idea.

However, having said that, I say we should summon him and let him skip rope with angel guts.
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>>30512422

I'm fucking horrified that you or anyone else would consider unleashing Dave on purpose.

I pray that SM refuses to let us even select this option because how damaging and incredibly retarded this is. Shadow would never unleash the most insane, most powerful, Chaotic force that is Dave on Venia. No one would survive. Not us, not anyone.
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>>30512417

How so? We are a creature of Order that has become balanced. David is a creature of Order that has become balanced. Ultimately, it was exposure to Chaos that did so.

It's kind of funny. If Humanity has been called Corruption to begin with, you think we'd have gone with it?
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>>30512422
We could use dreamwalk to talk him
>>
SM does it amuse you to watch everyone consider opening Pandora's Box over a bunch of 1's?
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>>30512416
Well, Fang has a murder-box, so we could have a rape-pocket?
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>>30512422
I don't know. More chaos in the world means more core instability, and Dave would be a very loose cannon. As >>30512334 suggested, he might do more harm than good.
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>>30512471
I just want to read the Dave vs Sandalphon fight
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You lay your hands on Hamil's chest and pour a Great Heal into his body.

His flesh wavers, knitting together - but his soul stutters. You can feel it, grinding to a halt. It doesn't have the energy to repair his body, to meet you halfway. He's dying.

Sandalphon's boots crush into the rubble next to you. Arcturis glides to a halt nearby. "What in the 8 Elements did you people do to my castle?!"

You see Prince Deva and Obis running now, crossing the field of rubble. Joey, Valeria, and Harvan aren't far behind. Steward and Vaz Grak are picking their way toward you.

Sandalphon looks at your sigil of water. "Get your pathetic spell off him, it'll get in the way. Auriel, form the sigil."

Auriel's mouth opens slightly. "...you'll help?"

"Form the sigil, now. You were always better at this sort of finesse."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uudsHiVbN60

Auriel crawls up from the ground, grunting. You step back. A complex sigil of Light springs to life on Hamil's chest.

Sandalphon takes a firm stance and holds both palms out toward the sigil. A burst of light pours out from him and into the spell. Immediately, the sigil begins to glow and spin. Sandalphon continues to throw energy at the magic, as if he's turned on a faucet to a Light mana pool.

Hamil's shoulder begins to repair itself, and before your very eyes, his leg swiftly regenerates. The Light swims around his soul, spinning around it, giving it momentum. It begins to pulse back to life.

Sandalphon lowers his hands, and the stream of light cuts off. The healing sigil fades.

Hamil opens his eyes. "...what..."

"You lucky fucking bastard." Tyrael wipes the back of his hand across his eyes. "You had me worried for a second, there."

"Yeah, yeah. We all know you just wanted your rematch."

"You're alive," Ila whispers.

"I think so, considering this hurts like nothing else." He rubs his shoulder.

You stare up at Sandalphon. He raises an eyebrow at you. "Have something to say, Nyx?"

>write-in
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>>30512463
>David is a creature of Order that has become balanced.
nigga, dave is anything but balanced.

If he's adapted then he has taken waaaaaay to much chaos because he's soaking in the nether for 700 years.
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What if having an order being of Daves' caliber in the chaotic core of the nether was a deeper part of Erebus' plans?
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>>30512498
To be honest anon, I do too. But the last time someone suggested we CAGE FIGHT two hostile enemies, we almost ended up getting BAD END on Xile.
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>>30512498
I wanna see the look on Sandalthongs face.
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>>30512523
"Thanks" then fly away to save flint.
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>>30512523

Look completely flabbergasted and say,

"Thank you."

because I don't know what the fuck to say either
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>>30512492

Dealing with the Demon Lords is the priority. Once they've settled and the core has calmed a bit, we can CONSIDER Dave.

That said, I'd like to know if David is still aligned towards Order. If he is, he might be able to oppose them within the Nether itself.
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>>30512523
"Thank you. Regardless of whatever else happens between us, thank you for this."
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"I thank you. Hamil is a good man. Whomever set this up is going to pay."
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>>30512523
Something to the extent of while our disagreement on certain fundamental beliefs (such as is it a good idea to kill Flint to free Hyperion) will likely prevent our becoming allies, he nonetheless has our gratitude?
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>>30512523
"Thanks for the assist buddy"

>mentally to Hamil

<What is happening on the ship!?>
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>>30512523
"Thank you for saving my friend's life."
I believe we got humbled here.
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>>30512523
"Thank you for saving Hamils life."

<But I have another friend to save.>

and then SKEDOOSH!
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>>30512523
this>>30512584
then we garb a bunch of people and say we're on our way to save Donny.
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>>30512523
"You're a better healer than me."

State the obvious. Let him say something if we wants, we can avoid stirring things up.
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>>30512523
Might as well thank him. As much as I want to say something smug, he saved Hamil's life and we really need to get going.
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>>30512523
To Sandalphon "Thank you."
To Arcturius <Stay calm. Sandalphon is moving against Donovon. This is all a distraction.>
To Hamil <What's happening on the ship?>
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>>30512616
Haha oh god this is wonderful
Shadow is sass
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>>30512526

The difference is, we were sane to begin with.

Remember that this is the guy who Leeroy Jenkins Hyperion because he thought it would make Erebus-senpai notice him.
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Watch Sandalthong be legitimately trying to extend a hand to us and it is someone else attacking the ship.

>tfw sandal is a good guy
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Wha

whaat

whooa

wait a second

YOU'RE NOT RAGING AT HIM!? They've grown so much, sniff...
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>>30512643
This.
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>>30512643

This pretty much sounds like the consensus.

Vote 1:
>yah

Vote 2:
>naw
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>>30512643

This is probably the best set of actions.
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Rolled 65

>>30512654
You can help someone and still not be a good person.
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>>30512677
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>>30512677
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>>30512677
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>>30512643
Seconding this, gets everything out of the way quickly.
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>>30512677
1
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>>30512643
this
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>>30512677
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>>30512654
I don't think this is right at all. For all we know Sandal is fucking with us and is playing both sides
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>>30512677
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>>30512654
>sandals is a good guy
>there's been an illuminati stirring shit up all along
>old men
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>>30512677
1
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>>30512677
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>>30512677
I think we should raise the small chance to Arcturis that someone other than Sandalphan ordered the attack on the ship, though I honestly can't imagine who would do it.
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>>30512677
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>>30512685
I'm not saying he is, I'm just gonna laugh my ass off if it turns out like that.
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>>30512677
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>>30512677
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>>30512721
The angel we captured CONFIRMED that it was the Most High's order. We KNOW.
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>>30512677
1

And since it's probably not going to lose, I might as well make the vote not count and save some time with suggesting another thing.

Maybe feign a crisis of faith over the fact that big bad enemy sandalphon healing our friend out of the goodness of his heart and say we need some time to think.

Gives a plausible reason for us to get the hell out of there so we can get to the Nemesis once we know what the deal is.
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>>30512654
I don't know, I mean... if he's not in charge, who is? We already killed and ate all his strongest subordinates.
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>>30512654

Remember that this is an angel. A traitor one, but still an angel.

From what we've been told, Hyperion was a decent person, if rather too fast to act and (rightfully, as it turned out) suspicious of Erebus. I doubt the people he chose were sociopaths to begin with.

Unlike, well, us.
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>>30512745
Hyperion has already been summoned and is playing puppet master behind the scenes.

He needs donny to regain all of his power
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>>30512584
Not much else to say.
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That's TWO palaces we've exploded. TWO.

That's ONE more than ONE, and that's TERRIBLE.
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Could we use dreamwalk to possess people?
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>>30512779
Hamil is a Spirit mage, not an angel.
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>>30512701
I think we might as well acknowledge us moving against Hyperion and (as fucking if)try to talk him out of the summoning. If we're not going to be enemies in the future, we need to open up dialog on these important issues.
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>>30512779
Hamil isn't an angel; he was one of the spirit mages.

Unless you're talking about something else, that is.
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>>30512742
That's a good idea.

Right kind of sneaky.
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>>30512685

Guys, SM is just fucking with us.

Sandalfaggot is still a bastard who needs to be put down, and yes, he saved the life of Hamil. He's not a Saturday Morning Cartoon Villain, he's capable of both things.

He DOES want to blood-sacrifice Flint, so he is obviously a dick and should be murdered by us as soon as the Pentaverate has been halted.
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>>30512779
the term angel does not mean shit.
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Was anybody else expecting Tyrael to kiss Hamil?
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I wonder. Could someone be faking out Sandy? I mean denying the soul thing seems to be a typical politician's move. 'I did not have sex with that woman' sorta thing. But he was confronted with evidence after evidence and it only really hurt his position.
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>>30512823
Yes
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>>30512799
>>30512807

No, I've just apparently stayed up too late and thought he was an angel.

Oh well. It's probably a mixture of basic decency and making a political gesture then.
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>>30512812
Sandals is basically a more extreme version of us.
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>>30512801
I feel as if we should say that we are not even necessarily opposed to the idea of Hyperion coming back, it's more the specific method.

Also are we ABSOLUTELY sure Fang was telling the truth when he said that the Shel'kath is ultimately fatal, and he wasn't dicking us around because he's a dick?
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>>30512812

I'm still wondering WHY he saved Hamil.
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>Sandy provides the healing power for an extreme mode heal spell
>he seems not one bit less powerful than before
So how about those shadow magic abilities ha ha ha?
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>>30512868
Are you willing to take the chance?
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>>30512884
It's the political equivalent of saving a burning orphanage. It makes him look better to everyone involved and changes opinions.
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>>30512884
It's someone he could probably kill any time he wanted and it makes him look better, that's why.
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>>30512824
It's POSSIBLE, but not probable.

If it was anyone other than Lucifer in charge of the soul sealing operation, it's an absolute guarantee he knows, but Lucifer was always looking out for Number One (where Number One was him, not the Most High), and keeping the mechanics to himself meant it was an advantage he held.

Given how Sandalphon operates, though, it's unlikely he would've given Lucifer free rein over the operation without knowing the details. Because he knew as well as Lucifer did where the guy's loyalties actually lie.
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>>30512888

Honestly, if we could spare the XP, I'd be tempted to erasure punch him as soon as we could.

The Demon Lords are a higher priority though.
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>>30512884
Maybe Hamil is the turncoat?
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>>30512928
we should remember to kill him later
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>>30512928

Oh, Christ. I hope that's not it.
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>>30512928
That's a very disturbing theory. I don't want to imagine that's right, more probable for a former angel under Sandy that fled with us to Haven to have misguided loyalties.
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>>30512904

I think he probably kept somewhat separate from the whole thing. He almost certainly knew what Lucifer was up to, but I doubt he was personally involved. He just didn't stop him. Maybe he encouraged him.

Honestly, this is the kind of thing we should ask Auriel about.

>>30512884

Politics. You can bet he's going to bring this up at some point.
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>>30512884
it makes him look good to all parties, and makes us look like an asshole if we don't thank him.
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>>30512928
If he was, then Sandalphon would have just let him die. Like this it's more likely that Sandalphon is just trying to incur favors.
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"...thank you, for saving the life of my friend."

"I don't very well see how I could lead half the world if I let a single man die in front of me," he says. "What the hell happened down there?"

<Stay calm,> you tell Arcturis. You telepathy flashes at the speed of thought as you turn away from the angel. <Sandalphon is moving against Donovan. This is all a distraction.>

You avoid looking directly at Hamil. <What's happening on the ship?>

<The angels attacked with two airships. They rammed us, and boarded. I was in the engine room with Donovan. I thought that the portal would help us escape, but now I think they just baited me into trying to cast it. Shadow, I think there's someone on the inside, someone that would know I have a link to Adavan, and that I've been using it to help coordinate within the alliance. It would be anyone in Haven, or Maven Lake.>

<No time to figure it out,> you say. <Where were you?>

<South of Vischon, where the boarders meet.>

You grit your teeth. This isn't good. Sandalphon was a step ahead. Donovan might already be a hostage.

"Well?" Sandalphon says. "Explain yourselves!"

What do you do?

>head for the Nemesis alone
>bring allies with you
>confront Sandalphon about the attack
>discuss the situation with your other allies
>some other strategy
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So dozens of our shadow mages and angels are dying right about now.
That's great. Yeah. Loooveeely.
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>>30512868
>I feel as if we should say that we are not even necessarily opposed to the idea of Hyperion coming back, it's more the specific method.
Nope, I'm pretty sure we're opposed to Hyperion coming back.

It's the same reasoning Auriel gave for wanting Xile to stay isolated; the Elementomachy was a total shitshow, and bringing back one of the most volatile elements of it doesn't seem like a practical or responsible thing to do.

Hecate is a bit of a different story, at least, given that she mostly just wanted to sit around doing spirity things rather than leading the warhost.

Geb is probably even more so, since he just wanted to hang out and be friends with the elves and the dwarves, and the two groups couldn't play nice and made Uncle Geb sad.

>>30512976
>Honestly, this is the kind of thing we should ask Auriel about.
Auriel didn't know the reason behind the soul-slaved mages' subservience. Whether she was kept in the dark because the mechanics were ACTUALLY being kept to just Lucifer (and probably Sandalphon), or that she was kept out of the loop specifically because she was a bleeding-heart and also an ex-spirit mage herself remains to be seen.
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>>30513005
>bring allies with you

Fang, Melody, and Arcturis
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>>30513005
>head for the Nemesis alone
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>>30513005
>head for the Nemesis alone
"My friends were attacked by angels. Opened a portal and it blew up. Sorry I can't help clean up."
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>>30513005

Air Shadow is en route. Don't say shit to Sandalfaggot.

Grab Auriel, Fang, and Ila (none of them are political leaders) and supersonic to the Ship's location.
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>head for the Nemesis alone
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>>30513005
I mean it'd be nice to just throw it into his face that he's currently attacking us, and we're going off to defend.
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>>30513005

Why the fuck wasn't our airship cloaked, SM?
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>brb, reheating chili
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>>30513033
but that leaves SandleThong alone with the rest of the party with no God-tier people to keep him in check, we should only bring our Illa, Adavon, and Abigail.
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>>30513005
>head for the Nemesis alone

just go now. dont talk. just go
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>>30513005
Just tell him we have no idea, it could seriously buy us the time we need.
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>>30513005
>Pocket allies
>"You know exactly what happened."
>Prep for take off
><You ordered it.>
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>>30513083
Fair enough.
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>>30513005

Snap open wings and supersonic away.
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>>30513075
>Why the fuck wasn't our airship cloaked, SM?

>implying it wasn't
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>>30513005
>>confront Sandalphon about the attack
BUT
>>some other strategy
>don't give away that he spilled the beans.

Claim that we were attacked in the halls by a rogue Angel in the halls.

We subdued him and attempted to find out why, and he told us that he was seeking to garner favor from Sandalphon for dispatching us for all of the crimes he accused us of. And then he went nuclear with Blood Magic in a last-ditch effort to dispose of us rather than let us do with him what "war criminals" such as ourselves obviously do with their captives.

We claim responsibility outwardly to Arcturis for things being destroyed, since if not for our presence it wouldn't have happened.

Makes him think his plan is safe, and then we can excuse ourselves.
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>>30513005
>"Well?" Sandalphon says. "Explain yourselves!"

I was GOING to say this, but
"I'm aware of the ruse that was the meeting. Your angel-assassin had a change of hearts. That doesn't stop me from doing the right thing."
"Even though I know why you're really here. I'll give you one chance to leave donovan alone and stop kiling my people. Call off the attack."

>>30513045

Oh my. I like this one
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>>30513075
Donny has a shadow trail and they have the sigil, pretty sure he's not that hard to find for them
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I hope fang can take things out of the box, otherwise we'd have not evidence that anyone attacked us.
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>>30513075
They could follow the parasite, and they had an insider... more than enough info, really.
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>>30513005
Consult Fang. I find the situation strange. I want to see if the Ruselord himself can feel out this situation out better. We need to leave soon, though.
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>>30513119
I like it
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>>30513126
>>30513109
>>30513129

Alright, alright. Sorry for the hostility, SM.

I'm just a little disappointed that we made a pretty good tactical choice by putting Flint on a moving, cloaked Airship but it doesn't matter, :(
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>>30513119
Kinda like this but not sold. If he interrupts us more than one we'll literally be losing minutes that could be spent saving Flint.
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>>30513165
We should have put him in the Hecate vault but hindsight is 20/20
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>>30513132
Angels are on our airship killing our mages as we speak. No time for talky talky grab our servant and super sonic now, we should board the closest enemy airship and consume it's Dynamo and activate Eclipse.
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>>30513165
double 100 supercrits
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>>30513165
I don't think things would've gone so poorly if not for the two nat 1's starting the thread
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>>30513045
Yeah don't ant to point fingers.
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I'm pretty sure the double 1's gave us a traitor in Haven.
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>>30513119

This is just too much time talking.

Every second counts, guys. We need to be with Flint immediately.

Hell, we should spend XP for Hypersonic and get there in 60 seconds.
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>>30513192
1 super crits i meant
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>>30513191
> board the closest enemy airship and consume it's Dynamo and activate Eclipse.

Now here's an idea.
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>>30513191
Seconding this.
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>>30513182
My main issue is that if we speed off without at least attempting to throw Sandalphon off the trail, he has a great idea of what, exactly, we're going to do.

And we REALLY don't want to have to deal with the situation on board the Nemesis if Sandalphon tags along to make sure things go smoothly.
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>>30513005

"There was a problem with the communication spell to Donovans position. I suggested using additional power on the spell and it seemed to have gone awry. Hamil was at the other end of the spell, but now he seems to be here... If you will excuse me Most High, I must ensure the safety of my allies. Hopefully they are not under attack from any demonic forces, but I do not want to take that risk knowing that our communications are limited..."
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>>30513237
Is it worth the lost time though? They could be setting up a teleport spell to whisk Flint away as we speak.
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>>30513191
I'm kind of up for this. Sandalphon is going to see us flying off, and know what we're doing, but it can't be helped. We HAVE to save Donovan. We should probably grab Abigail, and Ila. They'll be the best help, and will work the best with us considering the fact that they are our Chosen.
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>>30513239
>"There was a problem with the communication spell to Donovans position. I suggested using additional power on the spell and it seemed to have gone awry. Hamil was at the other end of the spell, but now he seems to be here... If you will excuse me Most High, I must ensure the safety of my allies. Hopefully they are not under attack from any demonic forces, but I do not want to take that risk knowing that our communications are limited..."

Actually, I like this one!

"My allies are under attack by demonic forces! Sorry, gootta goo"
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>>30513237
If we grab a bunch of allies and then speed away at the pace beyond sound he's going to know what we're up to anyways, unless he's really really stupid.
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>>30513239
NO.

This gives Sandals a perfect in to tag along with us to "help".
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>>30513237

Who the fuck cares if he knows we're stopping his secret abduction party?

The most important thing is that the abduction DOESN'T SUCCEED.
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>>30513239
And then Sandy says "I'll come help, I'm such a fucking good guy! GLEEE!"
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>>30513283

"No. We the world of men doesn't ~need~ angels to save it. And when I find the person responsible for such reckless summoning, they're going to answer for it"
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>>30513312
>thinking this will stop Sandals from boarding the I'm such a Good Guy train

It just lends him more ammo to shoot us with for rejecting him right after he healed our subordinate.
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>>30513257
Also, grabbing them will stop Sandy from having possible hostages.
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>>30513237

under NO circumstances can the angels capture Flint, SandleThong can suck a dick.
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>>30513297
If he knows what we're doing, he is going to follow to try and stop us.

We might already be fucked if we've got a mole because Hamil is here, and Sandalphon might recognize him from reports from the mole, but if not we NEED Sandalphon to think we don't know what's going on or he's going to get involved personally.

Because the stakes are too high on his end for him to afford not to.
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>Flint is under attack at this very second
>let's spend time explaining our motivations to our biggest and most powerful enemy whose only goal is to prevent us from stopping the kidnapping

You guys are killing me.
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>>30513369

Yeah. We need to go, NOW
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>>30513191
>>30513257

Okay I'm supporting these with the stipulation that we ping Fang with <If Sandalphon chases us, grab the Black lady and Arcturis, follow>

Solves all our problems.
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>>30513385
I can agree with this.
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>>30513385
Oh boy it certainly does... Since I'm sure Fang, Melody, and Arcturis can FLY.

But yes, we should also do that just in case they can telefollow us.
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>>30513385
And of course give him the abridged text from Hamil so he knows where to go.
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>>30513411
We could always set anchor here and open up the other end of the portal once we get to the Nemesis.
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>>30513411
>Since I'm sure Fang, Melody, and Arcturis can FLY.

>>30511414

> Sandalphon and Arcturis are flying down toward you.

Can't even read for fucks sake people.
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>>30513445
Not to mention Arland has 3 airships
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>>30512523
>Arcturis glides to a halt nearby. "What in the 8 Elements did you people do to my castle?!"

"Teleport gone bad! Your son's in danger!"
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>>30513444
Portal would slide out of the ship unless the Nemesis was stationary.
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>>30513491
slowpoke.gif
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I'm all for flying off, as long as we do it as humanly as possible.
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>>30513518
I meant to place the portal on the ground once we get to where the battle is taking place, not onboard the ship itself.
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>invisible airship rammed
ok
ok
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>>30513385
I like this one.
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>>30513385
This
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>>30513543
>shel'kath trail gives pinpoint location of Donovan
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>>30513385
Lets just do this one and move on.
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GET TO THE AIRSHIP seems to be the consensus.

But who do we bring with us?
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>>30513613
Our Servants/Chosen.
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>>30513561
Not pinpoint but fairly cloe
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>>30513561
>trail that's difficult for the likes of fang to pick up
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>>30513613
Hammer.
Nightblaze.
David.
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>>30513613

We should bring Ila and Hypersonic to Flint's location.

Tell Yi Fang and company to tail Sandalfucker if he attempts to follow.
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>>30513651
Hammer is broke

Everyone except Fang, Melody, and Arc
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>>30513005
Like I said why don't we just tell him we have no idea?
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>>30513613
>13 Replies: >>30513628 >>30513651 >>30513684
Ila and Abigail, they're both powerful, and complement our abilities with their being Chosen.
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Either you need a new microwave SM or that chili is the no-beans all-meat all-man kind that you need to reheat on a stove. What I'm saying is I miss you come back alright?
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>>30513543

I understand where you're coming from. It's not a plot hole, you just haven't found out the explanation in-character. >>30513561 is a part of it, but I can't say anything. You don't have all the information.

Vote 1:
>briefly ask Fang to stop Sandalphon if he tries to grab you. Leave immediately.

Vote 2:
>briefly ask Fang to stop Sandalphon if he tries to grab you. Leave immediately, but bring Abigail, Ila, and Adavan, your servants/chosen
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>>30513738
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>>30513729

The hero of justice always arrives just in time.
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>>30513738
It's not that, it just seems like every airship we get fucking sucks, even when it's meant to be xXxSUPERLEETARTIFACTEDxXx
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>>30513738

cutting off votes
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>>30513738
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>>30513810
How the fuck did our airship not see them coming? Was ANY evasive maneuvers taken?

We need to take a VERY good look at every person who has a job concerning the airships "Radar".
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>>30513937
I'm betting sabotage by the Inside Man anon.
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>>30513937
You mean such as "Fly into the Skysever, laugh forever?"
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>>30513951
>I'm betting sabotage by the Inside Man anon.

I was wondering if we had any moles from the defectors actually
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>>30513965
Yeah, why weren't they just sitting at Xile?

isn't that what we agreed on?
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>>30513979
We need Adavan to go through the mind of every single member of Haven. It's the only way to be sure after this.
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>>30513937
I for one think having Adavan do a mind search for any moles and/or investing in mind read ourselves for the same purpose should be discussed
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<Fang, if he tries to stop me, stop him.>

You grab Ila and Abigail, on under each arm - an easy enough task with your strength. Your wings shoot out from your back even as your aura gathers beneath you. "Hold on."

You leap into the air and -

BOOM

A blaze of Order trails behind you as you soar through the sky at supersonic speed, your wings back, Abigail and Ila tucked firmly beneath you. Ila buries her head in her arms. Abigail is much more calm about the ordeal - she's been there before.

What do you do?

>top speed the rest of the way
>Hypersonic. No time to lose.
>some other strategy

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>>30513982

The strategy was for them to fly loops so that they would have more difficulty pinpointing his location.
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>>30514041
>Hypersonic. No time to lose.
Pocket them both if we're worried we might hurt them by being 2fast4lyfe
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>>30514041
>Hypersonic. No time to lose.

Every second counts. Remember the Hot Pocket!
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>>30514041

Hypersonic. Only costs 2 XP and it could save us valuable time.
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>>30514041
>>Hypersonic. No time to lose.
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>>30514041
>>Hypersonic. No time to lose.

stay clutlus
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>>30514041
>Hypersonic. No time to lose.
Probably one of the few times it will ever make a big difference.
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>>30514041
>>30514056
This seems about right.

I kind of want this to lead to us crashing the party by Hypersonic Schattenkrieging the boarding vessel, but that might just be way too unnecessary.
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>>30514041
>>Hypersonic. No time to lose.
<We have no time to lose, hold on both of you I'm gonna try going faster then usual. When we get there you two get to the Nemesis and find Donavan, I'll engage the airships if needed or join you>
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>>30514089
plus delicious fluff text
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>>30514041
We should pocket them, because we can't carry more than one person while hypersonic'ing. We should absolutely hypersonic though.
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>>30514103
We could do that right into the core room of one of the airships
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>>30514041

>Hypersonic. No time to lose.
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>>30514041
>>some other strategy
>Can only safely carry one person or equivalent weight while in this state.
Yeah, we actually NEED to pocket one or both of them.
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>>30514041
>Hypersonic. No time to lose.
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>>30514103
>>30514107
We are SOOOO eating one or both of their dynamos.

>>30514137
seconding
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>>30514137
Both. No need to risk them and we can take them out of the pocket quickly.
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>>30514041
[X] fast
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>>30514137
good catch.
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>>30514148
>We are SOOOO eating one or both of their dynamos.
>
Or steal them. Steward could use them, or we could use them ourself.
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>>30514041
tfw now they know were coming because sandles is going to radio it in that the nyx has left the nest wide open, preparing to pilfer the eggs mother goos, keep him busy
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>>30514137

This time, tell them what to expect in there.
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>>30514173
Hence why we told Fang to only come if Sandals gave chase. Hence three Power-Tier players being left to stop Sandals if he pulls something at Dobshire.
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>>30514162
So when do we get the more indepth version of this?
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>>30514173

Didn't we steal his comm mirror?
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>>30514173
>Nest wide open
>Black lady and Fang are still there
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>>30514164
Y'know, that's not a bad idea. But I don't really want to waste time on it- severing the surrounding apparatus of the dynamos and then pocketing them, I can see us doing that. Just not wasting time on it.
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>>30514164
Steal one Eat one
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>>30514190
I wanna see where Arcturis is on this while both using and not using Windburn.
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>>30514190

when I feel like it

writing for Hypersonic
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>>30514190
>That graph
>The power is approaching infinity as X approaches 0
>Inputs so far have all been negative.
My autism is acting up.
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>>30514214
Just Pocket it.
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>>30514214
eating is quick. and we could probably just rip it from its casing if we had to.
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Well it just suddenly hit me that everyone there who didn't already know we have a power that lets us GO FAST has probably realized just how we know all these different kinds of people. Cuz we can go fast.
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>>30514252
>>30514250
Eclipse bitches.
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>>30514242
It really should be on the right of the X axis
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>>30514242
It's an order/chaos relativity scale graph, anon.
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>>30514265
We don't need it. it ain't like we're fighting any of the highest above 6 or a demon lord or anything.
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>>30514293
BUT OUR ALLIES MAY BE FIGHTING BLOOD MAGIC USING ANGELS, DOOFUS.
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I'm now wondering what the fuck Sandals is thinking. We sort of just went full GO FAST shadow angel on him there.
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>>30514293
To minimize causalities
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>>30514316
They're all pretty shitty angels though.
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>>30514318
>back to Joey's story
>"he fought 10 no 20 soldiers, his aura stretched like wings of shadow.."
he probably didn't think it was so literal
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we should steal one of the dynamo's too fix the Noiralev
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>>30514318
he'd probably just attribute it to shadow magic shenanigans
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>>30514371
With the kind of explosion that propelled Hamil through the teleport I'd guess otherwise, we'll see when we get there.
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>>30514316
At least some of our allies are angels themselves, so it isn't 100% the best idea.

But the last time we did something Eclipse-y, people FELT IT. Like, continent-wide.

It'd do wonders to demoralize the opposition, if nothing else.
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>>30514391
That was a trap. they weren't under attack wen he opened the portal
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>>30514400
I'd rather the massive hunk of EXP so we could buy Eclipse ourselves.
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Guys, I think the best strategy here is to disable both airships asap. Go fast to both dynamos, pocket, then find Donovan. We can fly faster then any angel even if they manage to get him off the Nemesis
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So we're Schattenkrieging into one of the airships with this Hypersonic on, right?
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>>30514400
Yeah, half of our forces are angels so using elcipse is kind of a bad idea. especially since the only useful things it gives us is Void ring and Ray of Darkness.
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>>30514400
Unless you think the enemies are using shadow mages, that isn't a big deal. Eclipse only affects shadow resistance/power.
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Rolled 3

Let's eat Ila or Abigail
I'm serious, let's get the mad XP gain.
1 = Ila
2 = Abigail
3 = Both
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>>30514415
I can't imagine we're getting 42 XP out of a single Dynamo at this stage in the game, and by the time we try and make sure Donovan is safe and get to the SECOND dynamo, the battle's probably far past the midway point and we won't have as much use for it.
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>>30514438
Correct
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>>30514400
>>30514444
This would only be a problem if we were fighting shadow mages.
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>>30514444
>half our forces are angels
>less than 1/3rd of our forces are angels
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>>30514467
Waifu wars are over, everybody go back to your normal quest.
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>>30514471
Good point; wasn't thinking about the exact mechanics of the spell itself.
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>>30514467
The dice have spoken
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>>30514472
I still don't think we should use Eclipse mode since it doesn't really give us much
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>>30514468
I'd argue it's pretty likely we'd get like 1d50 at least. We have to balance losing one of the only remaining Dynamos in the world with EXP gain. I'd be very miffed with SM if it was anything less.
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>>30514508
agreed
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>>30514508
>one of the only remaining Dynamos in the world
This isn't really as much of an issue now that we've had a handful of breakthroughs on Dynamo theory.
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>>30514497
I'd argue that if the Nemesis is in the process of being boarded that our shadow-mages need all the help they can get.
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>>30514508
>We have to balance losing one of the only remaining Dynamos in the world with EXP gain

Better use of Dynamos than eating them
"Hey, Steward. I brought you these things. Make me some Angelkillers, would you?"
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>>30514524
We still cant replicate the casings.
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>>30514533
If they're both Light dynamos I highly doubt they'll be Angel Killers. I acknowledge your point though.
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>>30514542
Then we rip the casings from the Noiralev, these two airships, and anywhere else we can find them.
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>>30514527
If we eat the dynamos then we will probably be able to buy Eclipse.

only 42.

Each Dynamo has 100EXP in it. we just couldn't take all of it at one time before. We could probalby take 50 of it without burning it all away this time.
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<Shadow!> Ila's voice echoes in your mind. <What is going on?! Where are we going? Why was Hamil even there?!>

<The angels are attacking the Nemesis! Hamil thinks we have a mole!> You brace them tighter. <I'm going to put you both in a safe place, just for a short time. You won't be safe at this speed.>

The vanish into your Pocket.

>mana: 60/76
>EXP 1:

You dredge up spare energy inside of your body.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKhU4RFTmok

Your wings change, folding forward, rather than back. They twist into a needle point and wrap your body in a cone of shadow. Your aura glows bright around the edges. Your speed increases.

WHOOMPH

The energy concentrates behind you. Your aura burns it as fuel. Your speed increases.

WOOMPH

The skysever shines green around you. For a moment, it starts to attack you - and then it falls behind you. More needles of green air try to intercept, but you're gone before they strike. You're outrunning the skysever.

WOOMPH!

KA-BOOOM!!

Shadow explodes behind you in a ring of purple light. Your rocket forward. While supersonic, you could see the ground pass by, but now it's a blur, like clouds whipping past you on a stormy day. Your vision narrows to a single point. The force of the wind makes your wings shake and buckle, but you hold firm. There is no green light, now. The skysever can't even track you.

A dot on the horizon rushes up on you. An airship!

You cut out the Hypersonic. There's an explosion of wind and darkness, and you slow, and then you're drifting, still alight, suddenly back to normal speed. Your vision spins slightly. The world moves forward around you as your body adjusts to being still again.

>con't
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The scene of an aerial battle stretches before you.

The cloaked Nemesis is visible - magic stains its sides, like white paint thrown on its hull to make it visible against the land. An airship is seemingly wedged into its bottom half like a twig smashed into a boulder. Flashes of magic echo both on the hull of the enemy ship and within it. The second airship - now behind you, as it took time to decelerate - is limping away. It's the Ragnarok, the great vessel that nearly took down the Noiralev before you escaped the Ring City.

You feel the skysever creeping up on you...

What do you do?

>go for the airship wedged into the Nemesis. Your allies are still fighting to protect Donovan!
>go for the Ragnarok. They're probably running because they've already captured him!
>write-in
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>>30514578
shattenkrieg into the core of the ship, cast adamantize
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>>30514589
DEEP FOCUS, PROBLEM SOLVED.
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>>30514589
>>30514589
>>go for the Ragnarok. They're probably running because they've already captured him!
Either way we will be able to go for the one wedged there
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>>30514589
>go for the Ragnarok. They're probably running because they've already captured him!
Get Ila and Abby to check out the Nemesis and snoop out the mole.
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>>30514589

Assault the Ragnarok...

It's guns would make fine additions to the Nemisis...
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>>30514589
Schattenkreig into the Ragnarok, eat the god damn dynamo in its casing.
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>>30514589
>go for the Ragnarok. They're probably running because they've already captured him!
Even if Donovan isn't on the Ragnarok, we can assault the other Airship afterwards.
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>>30514589
Drop the ladies off at the airship then go for the Ragnarok
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>>30514589
>go for the Ragnarok.
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>>30514589
Can't we just detect the parasite?
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>>30514589
Deep focus go for the one with Flint in it with a Adamantized Shattenkrieg
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>>30514589
Ragnarok. If Donovan is on the other ship, then we can rip it apart too.
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>>30514629
They can both fly
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>>30514604
This, we can just locate Flint and solve the issue before it's even worse.
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>>30514589

>go for Ragnarok

We can't risk them getting away.

Flint is NOT in danger of being killed - remember that they want him ALIVE at all costs.
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>>30514589
Deep Focus?
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>>30514637
Can't Adamantize with Shcattenkrieg.

We can spend 4 mana for extra power or activate berserk with it, though.
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>>30514655
sounds good
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Roll 1d100 for Deep Focus
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>>30514633
This. The trail should still be visible, even with the shel'kath suppressed or on the Nemesis, it can still lead us to him.
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>>30514542
The point is that we've come a long way from Dynamos being these unknowable, irreplaceable mystery power sources.

>>30514589
>>30514604
>DEEP FOCUS
then if there's no signal, get to ground to reset the Skysever and let out our passengers, then blink up and
>>go for the Ragnarok
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>>30514589
We got help. Tell servants to go for nemesis, we go for ragnarok.
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>>30514651
Yeah but what if they know how to think with portals and can teleport Flint to the sigil if they get their hands on him?
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Rolled 58

>>30514676
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Rolled 1

>>30514676
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Rolled 78

>>30514676
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Rolled 26

>>30514676
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>>30514696
Fucking seriously?
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Rolled 95

>>30514676
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Rolled 12

>>30514676
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>>30514681
I'll one up you, go for the Ragnarok first to let the slipstream of FUCKMAD Skysever slam into its probably weakened shields while pursuing us.
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Rolled 16

>>30514676
I need to pay for my past mistakes. Please dice-gods, bless this roll
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>>30514696
Dice gods figure the 100 in the thread title is enough for us and are getting jealous.
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Rolled 69

>>30514676
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Rolled 48

>>30514676
Erebus, guide my dice
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>>30514696
SM doesn't even need that stored 1
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Rolled 52

>>30514676
Gotta find flint!
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>>30514696

This is starting to get scary.
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>>30514604
What this guy said. We have so much detection magic, let's use some before rushing in.
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>>30514676
That was a bit quick SM, I felt like there were multiple options for us to take here and that was quite rushed.
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Rolled 45

>>30514696
wait really, what the fuck dice
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>>30514696
I want off this ride SM. I really do, it's not even fair.
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Rolled 100

>>30514696
>guide my 100
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>>30514696

This is unbelievable. Three in the same thread.
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>>30514696
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Rolled 98

>>30514757
You didn't fucking link the post...
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>>30514757
...you linked the 1 instead of SM's post.

Too funny.
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>>30514757
okay seriouslyt what the fuck?
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>>30514696
good bye flint you were great
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>>30514757
YOU LINKED TO THE ONE WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT. IM SO MAD.
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>>30514696
>>30514734
>>30514757
FUCKING WHAT!!!
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>>30514757
>not linked
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>>30514757

Roll number #11.

God fucking dammit.
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>>30514757
12th and unlinked. Good try tho.
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>>30514734
Can we seriously just go diceless already?
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>>30514757
YOU FOOL! why didn't you link?
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Guys, it's fine. We can still just follow the Shel'kath trail to Flint even if deep focus fails.
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Aaaaand we just got swarmed by angels
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>>30514757
you stupid fucking gay faggot you didn't link it you FUCKING IDIOT
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>>30514799
The fact that we crit failed the Deep Focus probably means that we attracted attention from hostiles, not just that we didn't find what we were looking for.
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>>30514757
>does a linked 100 cancel!?
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>>30514799
It pools in a several mile radius
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SM
SM pls
pls no
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>>30514824
It's not linked to SM. It's also not in the first 3, so it wouldn't even if he had linked.
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>>30514795
Seconding
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>>30514824
It wouldn't have mattered if it was linked since it wasn't within the first 10
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Rolled 179

What an interesting turn of events indeed. Some warm up dice I believe are needed.
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>>30514852
>>30514862
I meant linked to the 1
>i might be mixing up my threads
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>>30514795
i'll second this

fucking shitty ass dice gods with their fucking shitty ass 1s
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Rolled 3969

>>30514874
YOU DON'T KNOW HOW TO ROLL
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Rolled 13

>>30514890
It's just practice, don't worry so much!
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>>30514734
Your stored supercrit will probably never need to be used. It's almost liberating...
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>>30514855
Maybe not the whole time, but just as a thread 100 bonus?

Just... these 1s.
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Hey SM, you remember the anons who threatened to OD during the last few threads if more horrifying shit happens?

GUESS WHAT!
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>Shadow Quest never reaches a climax at all
>Instead, a series of critfails dogs every thread and Shadow is simply run ragged, beaten at every turn, and fails in all his objectives.
>each successive failure makes it harder for Shadow to succeed at his goals
>It is the Death Spiral.
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>>30514881
>>30514795
Or you can just learn to deal with what happens. Sometimes this just happens and you just have to work around what is a even more difficult situation.
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>>30514922
Nigga i never threatened to OD
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>>30514696
This isn't fucking fun.

Why can't we just go back to making bad choices instead of this bullshit where we get fucked over by something totally out of our control?
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Your Deep Focus rolls over the airships.

It's total chaos to your left. The battle's barrage of magic makes it impossible to pinpoint anything, and you can't even sense inside of the Nemesis.

The Ragnarok is in better shape, and its shielding obscures your ability to pinpoint Donovan. You can sense the Light of some of the stronger angels within, but they're fuzzy, fading in and out.

What do you do?

>left, to the Nemesis
>right, to the Ragnarok
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Rolled 79

>>30514926
The difficult situation being a low rolling /tg/ algorithm that suffers from repetition factors. Watch.
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>>30514922
>tfw nerve damage from anal fentanyl
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>>30514946
Shadow: Right
Ila and Abigail: Left
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>>30514946
>right, to the Ragnarok

The powerful angels wouldn't be on the fleeing ship if they didn't have Donovan.
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>>30514926
It's just how incredibly shitty Shadows luck is. I would prefer for it to be skill/plan based. instead of luck based.

Or at least have rolling be a minor thing, not having a roll dramatically derail the quest.
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>>30514946
Send Abby and Illa to the Nemesis, while we take on the Ragnarok.

It doesn't fucking matter anyway.
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>>30514946
Kill the ragnarock first
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>>30514946
Uh....
>right, to the Ragnarok
Maybe drop the others off to the left?
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>>30514955
This.
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>>30514946
>>right, to the Ragnarok

>>30514947
Sure did prove your point there.
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>>30514946
If I remember, only two of the Empire's ships could warp. Are either of these airships one of them? I don't want to look through the whole archive...
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>>30514946
>>right, to the Ragnarok

Maybe drop off Ila, at least, so she can go assist her friends and family from Haven?

Either way, let them both out. They both need to know what's going on.
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>>30514946
>right, to the Ragnarok
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>>30514955
Seconding, Depocket them in an entrance safely, then dash to raggy.
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>>30514946
>right, to the Ragnarok
eat its chewy dynamo center
or just pocket it and run
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>>30514946
>>right, to the Ragnarok
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>>30514946

>Right, to the Ragnarok

Look, that's the only one capable of sustained movement - we have to clear the ship and then eat the core.
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>>30514983
We took out both of them.
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>>30514992
>Pocketing the Ragnarok

Oh god my sides can we actually do this?
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>>30514946
Can't our allies fly, too? We take the ones running, they go and support our men.
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Rolled 95

>>30514977
>Sure did prove your point there.
S-shut it, Captain!
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>>30514983
We broke one an the other we. Ate I think
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>>30514946
USE SHADOW MELD
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>>30514955
this
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Vote 1:
>Ila and Abigail to the Nemesis, yourself to the Ragnarok

Vote 2:
>all hands to the Ragnarok

>>30515009

You have 243 meters cubed of pocket space, so, yes, you could Pocket the Ragnarok, with room to spare.
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>>30515064
What happens to everyone on board? They go in as well?
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>>30515064
1
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>>30515064
1
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>>30515064
1
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>>30515064
2
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>>30515064
1
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>>30515064
1
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>>30515064
1
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>>30515064
1
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>>30515064
1
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>>30515064
1
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>>30515064
1
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>>30515064
We're definitely pocketing Ragnarok and moving on to assist the nemesis then.
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>>30515064
Fuck the current choices, we're OBVIOUSLY pocketing the Ragnarok
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>>30514964
Well it is kinda skill based since we have all these stats that you don't see that SM keeps in the background and plans can lower the DC is they are good.

This stuff just happens sometimes.

>>30515018
Thank god Shadow doesn't have these rolls or we would be dead by now I'm kidding of course. Don't worry to much about this because we will power through this with the power of shadow
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>>30515079
We can always 10 mana area nightblaze first to shut down it's defenses and make it easier.
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>>30515099
>>30515104
Magical resistance, guys. We'd need to at least shut down the shielding.
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>>30515064
1
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>>30515104
After clearing it of living things that aren't Shadow and Donovan. I don't really want a contingent of decently powerful angels sitting in a room with Leviathan
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>>30515127
See: >>30515125
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>>30515064
1
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>>30515099
I'm not sure I like this situation. We're splitting the group (high risk high reward )without knowing how many angels are here.
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>>30515064
I originaly ment pocket the dynamo and bail but thats good to know
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>>30515134
We could just remove the gem first and just... hold it?
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>>30515147
Still a crapshoot on the offensive pocket.

>>30515134
Entities in our pocket can't interact with each other anon.
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>>30515064

I theemed to haft cauthed a thtir.

It's ridiculous, but Pocket is kind of a ridiculous ability.

Vote 1:
>continue with the plan to split up

Vote 2:
>use Nightblaze to negate the airship's shielding, and then try to Pocket it

Note: If you used Pocket on Ragnarok, you'd specifically Pocket only the Ragnarok. All personnel and loose items would be left behind, moving forward with the same momentum.
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>>30515184
1
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>>30515184
1
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>>30515184
2
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>>30515149
We have to address both battlefronts, at least.

I think it might be worthwhile to set anchor right here and let Abby and Ila know to keep an eye out for it in case the Ragnarok escapes and we're still on board.

That way we can open up a portal and bring all of our remaining allies through to wherever the Ragnarok ends up.
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>>30515184
2
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>>30515184
2
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>>30515184
that would mean flint would be falling several hundred feet, hopefully us or an angel will catch him.
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>>30515184
1
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>>30515184
1
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>>30515184
2
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>>30515184
2
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>>30515184
1
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>>30515184
Well number 2 sure DOESN'T sound like high-risk plan with possibly flinging Donovan into the skysever.
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>>30515184
2
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>>30515184
2
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>>30515230
It's an all or nothing plan.

Yes or no
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>>30515184
>Note: If you used Pocket on Ragnarok, you'd specifically Pocket only the Ragnarok. All personnel and loose items would be left behind, moving forward with the same momentum.
Well then. If Flint's on the Ragnarok then he'd be falling several hundred feet, and affected by the Skysever. Let's not try to save his life from the Shel'Kath and lose it to ridiculous bullshit like this.
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>>30515184
2
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>>30515184
1
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>>30515233
skysever wont go for flint right away, he does not fly often.
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>>30515184
2
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Oh my god you idiots are doing it again

you're going for the harder to achieve plan even though we've been rolling shittily

i can't stand this SM i'm out have fun cleaning up the dredge
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>>30515184
1
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I like how everyone voting 2 forgot that the ship is the only thing protecting everyone from the skysever.

Good job killing Flint, folks.
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>>30515250
Would could fly circles around him before he hit th ground.
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>>30515184
2
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>>30515250
>Thinking we won't crit fail again.
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>>30515184
1
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>>30515270
We can catch him. Skysever isn't instant dumbo.
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>>30515243
I voted 1, y'know.

I think it's a silly plan that we shouldn't try as our Plan A, but if we split up and things seem to be slipping we still have the option to try it later as a last resort.
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>>30515184

cutting off votes
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Make sure we unpocket our allies and tell them to help catch Flint if this actually passes.
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>>30515184
2
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>>30515291
our failure rolls may as well make it so, dumbo.
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>>30515267
It's a ridiculous and fun plan to make up for all these shit rolls.

>>30515270
we can grab him in time.

Also all the angels are kinda fucked
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>>30515184
2
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You motherfuckers aren't actually trying to pocket it are you?
SQ players a shit!
A SHIT!
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Get ready to Blink immediately to Flint even though we don't know where he actually is.
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>>30515295
*sigh* Magical Buoy Quest stole our thunder
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>>30515303
>Also all the angels are kinda fucked
Angels can FLY.

They're not just going to forget to slow their fall and splatter all over the ground like morons.
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>>30515270
This goes for the angels too.

We may have just killed several more of the Highest
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>>30515184

8

to

10

Roll 1d100 for Nighblaze --> Pocket Attack

You will un-pocket your allies before attempting this maneuver.
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>>30515299
It sucks that i missed the thread and when i see its up and finally catched up i'm mere seconds away from the cut off point.
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Rolled 19

>>30515333
HERE WE GO
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Rolled 50

>>30515333
Okay!
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>>30515333
wut
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Rolled 85

>>30515333
It was an honor SM
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>>30515194
>>30515197
>>30515217
>>30515222
>>30515230
>>30515260
>>30515268
>>30515290

>>30515204
>>30515209
>>30515213
>>30515226
>>30515228
>>30515235
>>30515237
>>30515258
>>30515265
>>30515274

Fuck you Shadow Master. is your desire to torment your players really so strong?
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Rolled 76

>>30515333
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>>30515325
Hey, that shit was fun.

>>30515327
yeah, but now they're all trapped on the ground.
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>>30515333
Get in the fucking bag, Ragnarok.
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Rolled 12

>>30515333

I call upon the throne of 1 to guide this roll
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Rolled 3

>>30515333
Here goes.
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>>30515348
>>30515349
>>30515351
It failed.
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>>30515348
>>30515349
>>30515351
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Rolled 15

>>30515333
Don't fuck up please
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>>30515348
>>30515349
>>30515351
Can we use resolve or Humanity for this?
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Rolled 99

>>30515333
WHY NOT!
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Rolled 98

>>30515333
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Rolled 87

>>30515333
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>>30515348
>>30515349
>>30515351

Dice a shit.
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>>30515348
>>30515349
I WARNED YOU
I FUCKING WARNED YOU
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Rolled 60

>>30515333
>>30515359
woops
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Rolled 69

>>30515333
c'mon...
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>>30515348
>>30515349
>>30515351
Nightblaze was shit
>>30515360
>>30515362
>>30515367
Pocket was good.
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Rolled 97

>>30515333
>>30515348
>>30515349
>>30515351
RESOLVE!
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Not only did it fail, it was a bad idea in the first place. I'm pretty sure you people will never fucking learn.
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>>30515381
>>30515383
>>30515384
brb shuffling these rolls to the front real sneaky-like
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>>30515386

Don't blame the dice for a fucking retarded plan, dude.

How do you incredible faggots fail to make the right choice at every conceivable juncture?
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>>30515348
>>30515349
>>30515351
That just means we wasted some mana right?
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>>30515384
>>30515383
>>30515381
OH COME THE FUCK ON.
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>>30515397
pocket wont matter if we cant break the shield.
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Rolled 58

>>30515333
>>30515381
>>30515383
>>30515384
we rolled too late...
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>>30515360
>>30515362
>>30515381
>>30515383
>>30515384

All these 75+ rolls after the cutoff.

It's like the dice gods want our existence to be suffering SM.
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>>30515361

100 threads, anonymous, and you still can't trust me?

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Do you use Resolve to boost your Nightblaze?

Vote 1:
>yes

Vote 2:
>no
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>>30515397

We attempt to pocket a fully shielded airship and nothing happens.

Good job wasting a turn, fuckers.

Can we look for Flint now, are you faggots done shitting around yet?
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>>30515348
>>30515349
>>30515351

can we use Silence or Peace to boost nightblaze?

also; SM, are the Dynamo's considered part of the Ragnarok or are they also going to be assaulted by the Skysever and drop?
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>>30515426
1
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>>30515426
1
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>>30515426
1
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>>30515426
1
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>>30515426
1
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>>30515426
1
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>>30515426
1
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>>30515426
1
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>>30515426
1
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>>30515426
1
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>>30515426
2
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>>30515426
1
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>>30515440
we are gonna eat the dynamo if we can't have this ship
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>>30515410
Because for a 100 thread spectacular, no one's really had any fun, and just straight up pocketing an Airship seemed like the kind of thing to brighten their spirits.
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Rolled 55

>>30515426
TIME FOR IT TO BREAK
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>>30515426
1
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>>30515440

Dynamo is hardwired into the ship and will be pocketed.

Writing.
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>>30515472
I agree. This whole thread is depressing, not befitting of such a milestone.
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>>30515426
2
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You people keep talking about using the pocket offensively. Let this be a lesson to you all the next time you scream "put sandy in da pocket!"
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>>30515488
>stealing a whole airship
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>>30515488

>le sigh

I guess be ready to catch Flint if he starts falling out of the sky?
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>>30515488
So can we take it out?
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>>30515495
The dice rolls are tho
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>>30515426
1
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>>30515514

but if we modify the bed method.... we can make him go in of his own volition...
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>>30515495
It fits with the happening, since every chance SM would have at using his saved Nat 1 is already gifted to him by the Dice gods.
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>>30515472
I was going to type an angry response to you to tell you that that doesn't excuse bad decisions.

But then I realized that this thread is depressing for 100.
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>>30515472
While killing everyone else on board.

Tell me, which would garner more XP, fighting and consuming our way through the ship, or just taking the ship away and letting them all go splat?
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It's like you guys didn't already know that SM was aiming for a nobody-wins ending. Since that was what he did for the elementomachy.
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>>30515546
>>30515549

Honestly I'm not surprised that this is going so poorly.

Have you guys noticed that once Shadow rolls poorly, it's like critical thought vanishes for 75% of the player base and they immediately latch onto the most retarded plan that could possibly win the battle instantly? And yet when it fails each time, they never learn
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>>30515558
Saving our friend
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>>30515558
Angels can fly.

FLINT can't, but, you know, he'll be FIIIINE.
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>>30515558
THEY CAN FLY

Plus all the angels will be so busy saving Crew members that they will be out of the fight for awhile.
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>>30515583
Juuuuuust fiiiiiiine.
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Hey guys what's going on in here

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCKKKKKKK
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Rolled 80, 19, 58, 57, 57, 74, 75, 25, 59, 79 = 583

Just seeing how our future rolls will be like.
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>>30515587
You're assuming the action was successful. Boosting a roll with a shard doesn't mean it succeeds, and the pocket roll wasn't all that grand either.
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>>30515605
Jesus, did we piss off the dice gods?
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>>30515572
It's because the dice make them feel as if making plans is a waste of time and energy since misfortune would instantly negate it.

So they do plans like this due to a combination of just wanting the fight to be over with as soon as possible, and wanting to get SOME enjoyment out of it.
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So, if the plan works, and Flint is on the ship that we pull a disappearing trick on; can't we just dive down and catch him?

not the first time we would have had to save an ally via high-velocity dive...
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>Too busy to read SQ for a while
>Catch up this morning, get hyped for next thread
>Come in, see this
Well.
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Rolled 65

>>30515605
Work these terrible rolls out.
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>>30515605
slightly higher than average
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>>30515472
Yeah, I kind of just want something cool to happen in the thread. Everything good so far (Sandy heals Hamil, hypersonic fun) has all been QM fiat.
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Rolled 47

>>30515627
>We have to roll for it
>Roll a 1, Flint is torn apart in front of us by the Sky-Sever
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>>30515627
Blink
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>>30515638
10 dice= to almost 50%
That is horrible.
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>>30515650
We can just Blink.

The only problem is, you know, actually finding him among the hundreds of people we just threw into the sky.
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>>30515650
The players are already in the mindset that failure is a foregone conclusion, and have pretty much decided they might as well fail spectacularly.
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>>30515650
Except Flint has barely flown ever before, the Sky Sever shouldn't react quickly to him.
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So if we get any exp, who is up for finishing up the spirit tree and getting earths gift?
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You unpocket your two Chosen, keeping them held to your chest for a moment. <Are you two alright?>

<Ok!> Abigail calls.

<I'm good, but can we not do that again?> Ila says.

<I'm going to try to deal with the Ragnarok. I think Donovan's inside - they wouldn't be trying to run unless they had him. Get ready to catch him!>

You release your allies, and they break their falls with steeled wings of Shadow. You gain ground on the Ragnarok quickly, even as the skyserver begins to burn at you.

>you've taken 2 damage
>you've regenerated 2 damage (64/81)
>mana: 50/76
>Resolve - Normal

Your Nighblaze spins up as a ball of negative energy. You close on the airship, pressing in to where you can see the skysever constantly humming about the magical shielding. Rather than fire the attack, you release it. It expands out from you in a ball of negative light. Shadows grow bright, and light turns black.

The shielding flickers. The skysever lunges forward like a starving hound.

But you're just a bit faster.

All it takes is a touch, and a hint of mana. And then, the airship is gone - the entire construct, vanished into thin air.

Four or five dozen angels, most concentrated on the bridge, are suddenly floating in midair. Some were seated; others, laying in their quarters. Many were standing. A few were group together. Immediately, they begin to drop like stones.

The skysever, which had been held at bay only by the shielding, leaps in attack the foes it was denied.

You dive into the sudden chaos of angry wind and burning light magic, Abigail and Ila hot on your heels. Donovan has to be in there somewhere!

Roll 1d100
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Rolled 2

>>30515680
.... That's how iterative probability works, anon.
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Rolled 40