Open>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvMxJkTaE4IPrevious threads:>http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Over%28Human%29Limit%20QuestMis-archived 7th>http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/29814791/Previously: Asher and his associates have breakfast in Pahrump's local Denny's sharing their thoughts about the very near future. Aerin expresses her concerns of a church being their next target, favoring other activities and preferring the anti-government part of the Followers.After talking her down, she relents and lets the subject go for now as Asher turns his sights to practice one of The Follower's "Favorite" activities. Awakening others.An unlucky waitress by the name of Cassie falls under Asher's one-eyed gaze and wth some assistance from Hot Rod and a promise to show her magic, she ends up with Asher, alone.The awakening goes smoothly, though the waitress passes out from damage done. Comitting to take her from that place, Asher tasks Fara with keeping her from going anywhere after a short round of innocuous flirtation with the shade.This turns for the worse as the shade's unstable mind rapidly unwinds with the great power she's been blessed with, forcing her to be put down with naught but her tear left for a remain.After tending to the unfortunate waitresses wounds and dropping her off at a hospital, the party finds that they've been kicked out of their motel due to an acrid stench left by Asher's summoning of a Hydra. In their new place, they find it to be dingier than expected, and with rambunctious company jackhammering away upstairs much to Asher's annoyance. With Hot Rod in tow, he greets his neighbors.It is Currently July 2nd, a Wednesday and now around noon.Twitter>https://twitter.com/Overhuman_QuestAsher's Sheet>http://pastebin.com/kmsL31FP Encyclopedia/Characters>http://pastebin.com/n7kNbtwG
>ObjectivesPrimary: >Create a noticeable scene in LA that the entire city would take note of.Side objectives:>Drown a preacher before his congregation while praising Asherah's name.>Forcibly grant others the power of Magic for Lucifer.
HAHA TIME TO GET MAD ABOUT OATHS
>Fara still in the list of summons on the character sheet
>>30821554We still have the tear so we can technically summer her again. Although, I'm not sure why anyone in their right mind would want to after that mess.
>>30821577I feel like we should avoid shade summoning in general. too much emotional baggage coming from having once been human.
>>30821628We could try making better contracts.
>>30821641I agree. Although I'm still done with shades.
>>30821641I think we could get the same effect with less danger from thoughtforms or mythos summons.
You rap your knuckles against the decrepit door as the sounds of copulation continue beyond the threshold for another couple moments with an intelligible muttering of passion the only answer from beyond. With the second knock you highten your voice to do your best impression of a hispanic maid,”Housekeeping! Here to change your sheets and towels.”Hot Rod breaks out into a laugh as soon as you do that, unable to keep a straight face,”Dude, what the fuck?”You shrug, the sounds of passion cease and you wait a few moments before a man cracks open the door and peers at you through the threshold.“You're not the maid-”“Damn straight fucker,” You jam you foot into the crack of the door and shove the man inside.As the man stumbles he regains his footing and throws a punch that decks you right in your jaw from your blindside, knocking you to the side with stars flying through your vision.You hear the woman moving in the bathroom, the sound of running water with her. Washing up huh? Perfect timing.Hot Rod steps in pulling the man away before he can resolve to press the issue he has with you.“Hey. Woah buddy. Settle down.”With a flash of his bones, Hot Rod throws the man back with slightly altered strength before offering you a hand, pulling you up.“Ouch, that shit looks like it stung dude.”You roll your tongue in your cheek as the taste of iron registers. You spit out a bit of blood and saliva. Cut the inside of your mouth, Dark thoughts bloom in your mind at that. Oh, you're gonna like this.
“That is no way to greet someone... Then again, I guess-” You begin.“Who the fuck are you people?! Get out of our room!” The man gets up, backing off warily.You hear the sound of running water stop and just about curse,”Rob? Rob, what's going on out there?” A fearful, yet tired voice from the bathroom door. A door in a dingy place like this? Who would've thought.“Stay in there Joanna, I'll take care of this.” The man says as he inches over to his bed, his eyes betraying him to his target. Discarded pants that lie on the floor, near the head of the bed.> Have Hot Rod deal with the man while you get the woman.> Force the man back with a blast of air and cut him off.> Summon the Hydra in the bathroom.> (Other)
>>30821668>Hot Rod breaks out into a laugh as soon as you do that, unable to keep a straight face,”Dude, what the fuck?”>Hot Rod didn't come with us, yo.
>>30821679>> Force the man back with a blast of air and cut him off.Clan down nigga. Just gonna torture you a little bit.
>>30821681Ah fuck. Well he's here now. I was tired as fuck and he's fun here.
>>30821679> Have Hot Rod deal with the man while you get the woman.
>>30821679How much air can we blast at once? It's only at Novice and if it's comparable to Water was when it was that new then we won't be able to force him back with it.Has Asher practiced with it at all to get a sense of how strong it be?
>>30821732I'm sure it'll be enough to stagger him a little. Then we can punch him in the face and restrain him.
>>30821732Not really. It'd generate extra burn to pull out enough to blow him back but the act itself could give him pause.Mind the psychological hit it'd cause.
>>30821679>[x] Have Hot Rod deal with the man while you get the woman.There should be a ton of water from the shower going. Hyrdrokinesis it out of the pipes and air and off the chick in the bathroom and get it ready for our use.
>>30821750Could we use the air to increase the temperature?
How many simple bird summons could we summon and control at one time?
Ten, though sustaining all of them without a prior charge could be taking and linking vision to all of them could be maddening if you're looking to do something like that.If you wanted to throw birds at him it would just be better to create a summon that manifested as a flock.
>>30821850I was thinking about in the future just going full The Birds on a city Or maybe Birdemic: Shock And Terror using summoning. It would be pretty freaky to most people, I'd imagine.
>>30821850Then could we summon a swarm of BEES?
>>30821870...Yes. You could summon a swarm of bees. Or Suzumebachi if you want to be really mean.
>>30821850So we can create hivemind summons composed of multiple individual bodies?That's neat.
I want to summon a swarm of Scorpions.
>>30821850>If you wanted to throw birds at him it would just be better to create a summon that manifested as a flock.How many birds would be in a summon pumped up as hard as, say, Fara was?
>>30821927Fara was pretty pumped. ~70-100. Though you'd need a medium to pump it up as high as her.
>>30821951>Fara was 7-10x as powerful as something we can create on the flyChrist...
So we're going with >[x] Have Hot Rod deal with the man while you get the woman.right? Let's move this along.
We had the option to make an air fairy earlier. Perhaps we could make a set?
>>30821996Rather summon Medusa.
>>30821996i think that could be an interesting project for later. High versatility, though might be a little low on power for a while.
>>30821679>> Have Hot Rod deal with the man while you get the woman.She's right next to running water after all. Why would we waste that?
You rub at your jaw sorely,”Hot Rod, he's goin for a gun. You wanted one, right?” The man freezes the moment you said that, staring at you with his blood gone cold as his brain begins to figure out exactly what kind of danger he's in right now.Funny thing about that, whatever he rationalizes is wrong.His body tenses like an animal as Hot Rod fixates upon him,”No shit?”The man makes a lunge for the discarded trousers. Hot Rod's is later but faster with another flash of his dusky green anatomy, snatching the pants up in front of the man. With a shake Hot Rod notices the gun affixed to the belt by a holster.The man swings another hammy fist at him, only to catch air as Hot Rod ducks with another assertion of his power and return a powered push, sending the man sprawling again.You step around the man as he stares on in disbelief, the woman calls out of the bathroom, hearing the sounds of struggle. “Robert? What's happening? Robert?!”Clearing your throat, you respond to the woman in your best authoritative mockery of a police Officer,”Ma'am, I need to ask you to step out of the bathroom. I am Agent John Doe, We're here on a tip that you and this man are conspiring against the glorious nation of America.”“What?” There's a pause,” What?” You chuckle at her confusion and disbelief and force your hand against the door, opening your senses to the presence of water beyond. You can feel the fuzzy outline of her form soaked in moisture. You could very likely pull the door down like this... Maybe? It'd be an interesting test of your power's strength.> Materia Firma and throw the woman through the door.> Convince her to come out on her own.> Open the door. Run the water on this place.> (Other)
>>30822066>> Materia Firma and throw the woman through the door.If he wants to test it out, then by all means.
>>30822066>> Materia Firma and throw the woman through the door.Holy shit awesome.
>>30822066> Materia Firma and throw the woman through the door.we need to do what they believe impossible and this will do the trick nicely i think
>>30822066>> Materia Firma and throw the woman through the door.Hot rod can't have all the fun.
>>30822066> Materia Firma and throw the woman through the door.Oh damn that's tempting.It's a cheap-ass motel door, yeah? Not like she'll break all her bones or something. Probably get some nasty splinters, but we're about to do worse anyway.
If this works, then we just found an amazing fighting style.>Saturate area in mist>Materia Firma + Hydrokinesis to slam and throw people however we want.
>>30822066>Materia Ferma her tits out her ass
>>30822228Damn trip, staying on there when I don't want it.
You glance back to the dazed man as Hot Rod undoes the safety on his new toy, inspecting a shiny Glock recently liberated from its holster. Seems he's got shit covered. The woman cries from beyond the door again and you roll your eye as you take a step back and to the side.“Robert, I present you with your dear.. Er, Joanna, was it?” You feel the dull pain of your nerves creep up your arm like a slowly lit broquette burning a cyan blue as you “grip” the ambient moisture in the bathroom with your power, solidify the water and press it up against the woman and tearing her through the door along with taking off the hinges.A half-naked beauty tumbles through screaming and you whistle sarcastically,”Wow Robet, you scored yourself a good one.”The man spits,”Shut the fuck up. The hell is this?!”Looking at the two of them, you start to put together the picture in your mind.Robert's a pretty sturdy looking man, solid knuckles, stiff body. Didn't move faster than Hot Rod but that's a given. Guy could probably beat the shit out of you in a straight fight. His hair's short and balding a bit with the gleam of a wedding band on his left hand.Joanna's a pretty fair woman though a bit weathered. Not quite a cougar and most definitely a milf. Her tits have a bit of a sag to them but their not bad and her wet dirty blonde hair takes on the appearance of mud falling over her shoulders, a towel barely clinging to her posterior to preserve some of her modesty. Eh, she's a bit chubbyYou see a wedding band on her finger too.“So, you two married, or just like each other?”“Who the fuck are you?!” The man yells again, sounding like a broken record already.Hot Rod puts the man at the end of the barrel of his own gun,”Hey man, watch that shit. Cuss'ns rude.”The man tenses up, a bead of sweat rolling down his brow.But you? You're relaxed as you tap a knuckle to your forehead,”Huh, Who am I?”
> Go for something grand and ridiculous.> Tell them the truth.(Followers/etc.)> Something edgy and half-hearted.(Your worst nightmare, blah, blah.)> Don't say anything and get down to business.Then...> Start with Robert.> Start with the Joanna.(Driving someone to the airport. Back in 15-30.)
>>30822454> Tell them the truth.(Followers/etc.)> Start with the Joanna.Don't crash
>>30822454> Tell them the truth.(Followers/etc.)> Start with Robert.Roberts going to be a problem if we don't deal with him first, so lets deal with him first
>>30822454>[x] Go for something grand and ridiculous.>[x] Work the Followers into it somehow>[x] Do them at the same timeSoak the sheets in water and then use magic to wrap them together in the sheets. Then we can materia firma to temp change the sheet water at range for the torture.
>>30822454"Us? We're the guys from downstairs, and your rigorous fucking has "inspired" us to liberate your minds. Something I'm probably gonna enjoy a bit too much."Take out a coin. "I'm going to flip this coin. If it's heads, my friend here will shoot you, Robert. If it's tails, Joanne will die. All that needs to happen to stop this...is you need to keep the coin from landing in my hand."
>>30822454> Tell them the truth.(Followers/etc.)> Start with the Joanna.Summon the hydra and have it use it's tails to fuck her.
>>30822454> Tell them the truth.(Followers/etc.)> Start with Robert.Can we have Hot Rod try Robert? He needs to learn how to do the awakening before the big day. Now's probably a good time, and we can coach him. Also, trap Joanna with ice, so we don't get distracted.
>>30822548I was thinking that the scales would make it fairly painful. But yeah, I guess it is pretty lewd.
>>30822544Man, I know we're a prick, but we're not a complete psycho, damn.
>>30822576It'd be a nice thought, having it be, "You can stop this. All you have to do is try." But the lewdness would probably not be taken well.
>>30822454"Just a humble travelling magician who got tired of hearing you two fuck.But don't worry Robert, one day you will thank me for this."> Start with the Joanna.Take some water and use it to freeze Robert to the bed so he can't move, we don't want any interruptions. Then start on Joanna, we'll tell Hot Rod to do Robert after we've done something to her.
>>30822576>the scalesHydra is insanely venomous to boot. Flesh contact is going to be a bad thing.
>>30822592>>30822576Not like it would work anyways. the contract is only for guarding and killing. Not in Hydra's M.O.Plus it's kinda a "welcome to my magical realm" deal.
>>30822630Freeze him in some opaque ice so he can't see what's happening.
Aright, I'm back guys,Decide on something? >>30822528Seems very Asher to me.We're also leaning in favor of starting with the woman.
>>30822528yeah this sounds good.
>>30823032Modify it.Don't jump right to killing. Say that we're going to flip it and heads, we burn the woman, tails we burn the man. We're gonna keep doing it until he stops the coin or we kill them both.
>>30823032>>30823072And do a blatant MAGIC! thing before we pull the coin. I don't really care what, so long as it's flashy.Make sure to also give the MAGIC IS REAL! spiel also.
>>30823032Maybe not "shoot you". Most awakenings seem to be due to supernatural torture, so maybe Hot Rod can claw him or something.
>>30823072this. It might take a while for them to release the power and this will give them to time to find it.
>>30823094Can we just scream "MAGIC IS REAL, RETARDS" into their ears?
>>30823094We already used water to pull the woman out of the bathroom, and the man saw our eyes and veins glow.
>>30823127But we didn't explain shit. We didn't jump right to the torture with Denny's waitress. We explained that magic be real after popping Fara on her and it worked.
>>30823109We don't really care that much, they were being annoying. I would be perfectly comfortable with letting them die.
>>30823154If you see someone glowing blue and manipulating water, it's a fair bet that you'll conclude something supernatural is going on.
>>30823159They might be annoying shitbags, but letting them die is losing out on a bit of favor with Lucifer for no real reason.
>>30823094Oh, can we make some sweet looking water armor via materia firma? This would be flashy, and protect us if their powers get a bit out of hand.
>>30823159No faggot. AWAKENS FOR LORD LUCIFER
>>30823184Not really, Lucifer doesn't care.Plus they're gonna be hostile to us anyway, they don't seem the pragmatic type. Probably path of blood walkers.>>30823191And if they're hostile to us? We can awaken way better candidates than these two, FAGGOT.
>>30823250>Probably path of blood walkers.Then we kill them when they walk down that path. But before that, we still give them the choice.
>>30823250Well, let's not lose sleep if they die, but we should try to practice keeping people alive when we awaken them.
>>30823250I agree with this guy, these two seem practically useless, they're guaranteed to hate the fuck out of us.I for one hope they die trying to fight us with their newly awakened powers. That's a perfect win situation, we don't execute anyone in cold blood, so our companions still have a good opinion of us, and we also don't have to deal with training or allowing these fucks to live unchecked.
>>30823278The path we have chosen is the path where we give as many others as possible knowledge and then a choice. It is preferable if we don't kill them all in the process
>>30823250Listen. There's always going to be a chance that the people we're trying to awaken try to kill us. We're fucking torturing them for Gods sake. Should always try.
>>30823329I also hope they try to fight us immediately. They're a bit of a liability either way right now, since we don't want to attract any attention from the law. Hopefully, hydra can eat their bodies or something.
>>30823332I guess I just feel like I'd rather quality over quantity, you know?I would rather we awakened people on more of a case by case basis, instead of awakening random peasants left and right. I know that differs from the philosophy of the followers, but god damn it, we're Asher and we do what we want.
>>30823278how do you know which path they'll walk down?>>30823302We don't need practice at that, just don't hurt them in ways that would threaten their lives.>>30823332Rather kill them than have them kill us.>>30823354There is always a chance! With these people, especially the man, I'd say that chance is ridiculously high. With the waitress, it was far lower. Let's pick the people we have a good chance with, rather than a bad chance.
>>30823400>how do you know which path they'll walk down?>I don't. That's what we give them the choice and act according to what they pick.
>>30823418thats the thing, you don't know what they'll pickuntil they kill youand then it's too late
Friend gave us a chance, so I'm giving these guys a chance. No reason to go full murderhobo.
>>30823388I get the feeling that we will need to do some quantity awakenings (maybe just to cause some chaos to keep the gov distracted) but i agree that we should definitely keep an eye out for those with great potential
>>30823400> don't hurt them in ways that would threaten their lives.I'm pretty sure they have to feel like their life is in danger to awaken, no? All awakenings would be successful if you could just hurt them a bit.
>>30823475If someone breaks into your apartment and begins torturing you and your lover with magic, you're gonna be afraid for your life even if they are obviously trying not to kill you. That's just how humans are.
“Well I- We, are the guys from downstairs.” You give Robert a sarcastic grin as his eyes vent anger towards you,”And your rigorous fucking has “inspired” us to liberate your minds.” Your grin twists into a sardonic smile,”Something I'm going to enjoy a little too much.”You dip a hand into your pocket and withdraw a coin from within that you start rolling between your fingers as you casually hoist the woman up onto the bed using your recently commandeered water as she gives a stunned shriek of being hoisted up by the opalescent fluids as your eye shimmers its sign of power.“Here, here. First thing, magic is real.” You force her against the wall, another scream from her and an,”Oh God!” You tsk' her in a chiding fashion,”No dear, only you can save yourself here. You smile to yourself as you wield your power and feel no more than a dull burning sensation through your free hand. Perhaps there will come a day when it's wholly gone?“Second thing, and I'm curious here. What's the relation? You two wed or having an affair?”“Fuck you asshole!” Robert shouts only to get pistolwhipped by Hot Rod.“Yo man, I said t' cut it th' fuck out with ya cuss'n!” Hot Rod presses the barrel of the gun against Robert's temple, shutting the guy up again.“Okayyy, going to assume you two are doing the naughty behind your respective spouses. Well that's fun. We got to fuck up each other's day.” You cease rolling the coin between your fingers and hold it between your thumb and forefinger for all to see.“I'm going to flip a coin since there's two of you. If it's heads, I burn the bitch. If It's tails, I burn the asshole. I'll be keeping a tally. Three strikes and you're done. Brains on the wall. One of you needs to stop me, or both of you are dead. Capiche?” You observe both of them for a moment, the woman mumbles something about you being a psycho, the man keeps his trap shut.
Hey Dran do you think we can have a time skip straight to Sunday after this? Kinda dragging it out a little bit, don't you think?
With a wave of your hand, you make a sheet of water lock Robert to the opposite wall of the motel, Hot Rod backing off with a shrug,”Ah, alright. All you then man? Let's see how you do this shit.”The woman blanches, staring at you fearfully, her eyes flicking to the coin,”Please, don't do this. You don't need to do this. I'm sorry, I'll go home, I didn't want to do this to my husband, please.”“You bitch, what the hell!” Robert yells across the room red-faced,”You just gonna sell me out like that?! I thought you loved me!”“P-Please,” The woman blubbers, tears streaming down her face.You steel your own heart. Not that it takes much, fuck these people, you're the one in charge. You flip the coin and it spins through the air, lands in your palm and you turn it over...“And it's...”> Well, it's heads, but you don't really like this guy.> “Tails! Asshole gets the scalding!”> “Heads, sorry bitch, yer up.”
>>30823541>> “Heads, sorry bitch, yer up.”I actually flipped a coin.
>>30823524Planned on it.
>>30823541> “Heads, sorry bitch, yer up.”We flipped it, fair is fair.
>>30823541> “Heads, sorry bitch, yer up.”
>>30823578Two face or Anton?
>>30823541>> “Heads, sorry bitch, yer up.”Asher might be crazy, but he doesn't cheat a coin toss.
>>30823587Call it, friend-o.
>>30823587uh neither, I just don't want to cheat on this
>>30823541> “Heads, sorry bitch, yer up.”Do it in a cool pattern if we can. I kinda want the people we awaken to have our brand or something of the like,
>>30823541> “Heads, sorry bitch, yer up.”If we bothered to flip the coin in the first place, we might as well do what the coin says.Plus, I'm 100% certain that Hot Rods eagle eyes caught what it landed on, don't want him to think we're a liar, do we?
>>30823636Point, though that power isn't passive despite having a relatively manageable ache.
>>30823541Tails. We didn't take an oath of truth. ;)
>>30823675Hey dude, don't be a dick.
>>30823656>that powerI was about to freak out about the possibility of us getting passive powers, but then I realized that we already have the aqua sense thing.
>>30823686Most passives would be more akin to a metamagic of sorts. Asher will get more into that later.
“Heads, sorry bitch. Fair is fair.”You show her the heads side of the coin held betwixt your fingers and send a surge of power to convert the water to scald her while maintaining shape. She begins to scream in pain and fear until you cover her mouth with a patch of water.“What in god's name...” The man's jaw slacks, at a loss for words now as he realizes just how unreal his situation is.” You focus the heat particularly upon her palm until a spot the size of a silver dollar begins to boil and bleed.Only then do you end and let her breath again as she chokes, coughing up old air and taking deep, labored breaths. At a loss for words like him, you flip the coin again.“Tails.”The man suffers through, biting at the water block like a wooden bit to keep from crying out in agony.“Heads.”The woman receives another turn, a second burned bloody mark to march up her arm.“Two for you, one more and I'm wasting you.”“Tails.”The man takes his second round on the verge of passing out, yet he remains conscious by the time your done.“Two for you now, we're coming down to the end. Next flip and one of you dies. Both of their eyes are now glued to the coin, weary from torture and anxious at the next result.You present them the coin one last time before flipping it.It lands in your palm and you turn it over, looking between the both of them. They should both be at about their limit now. A death might push them, or they could be duds that can never awaken.> Leave them, enough is enough.> Make them out each other. (Who deserves to live more?)> Look at the coin, proceed as planned. (It's heads)> (Other)
>>30823837>> Look at the coin, proceed as planned. (It's heads)We started it. Gotta finish it.
>>30823837> Make them out each other. (Who deserves to live more?)try to get them emotional enough to awaken, that's the point of all this.
>>30823680Aww common. Were torturing people. Its a silly decision.
>>30823837>> Make them out each other. (Who deserves to live more?)Get that emotional bond working.
>>30823837I have an idea.What if we start threatening to ruin their lives after they die? The woman was more concerned about being caught cheating than the fact that we threw her through a door.Make an illusion of one of them or a retarded cant-do-anything thoughtform of one of them and start going on about how it's a shame they weren't able to git gud because the ride doesn't end with death.
>>30823988>ruin their livesruin their reputations*
>>30823988I like it. We can threaten all sorts of shit, we can bring them back as zombie slaves, kill their loved ones, eat their souls, etc. They don't know what we're capable of.
>>30823988>The woman was more concerned about being caught cheatingMind you, she thought that this was happening because she was a cheat.
>>30824052Oh. Well I guess it would be less effective than I'd imagined.
I say we summon the hydra. I'm sure if one or either of them turn it will be after that. Then we could feed the dud to the hydra.
>>30823837If we end up killing one of them, don't use the gun.It's noisy and a waste of ammo. Just shove a water spike through their skull if we have to.
>>30824108Aggressive irrigation of the ear.
>>30823837> Make them out each other. (Who deserves to live more?)Summon the Hydra. Threaten to have hydra eat whoever deserves it more. More gruesome = more likely to awaken, I'd bet.
Just how big is the hydra?
>>30824219It's a baby.
>>30824225That's not a descriptor of size when discussing mythical animals.Small dog? Big dog? Horse sized? Bigger?Grown hydra is pretty damn big.
>>30824247Big dog without the heads.
>>30824261Ok. So this thing is actually pretty fuckin big when you factor in the heads.
“Look, since it's come down to this, I'll have you know that it doesn't just end with death.” You look back and forth between your two attentive “pupils” as they hang on your every word at the bring of their conscious minds.“I'm also going to hunt down your families, animate your carcasses and make them kill your spouse while you're forced to watch them.Death isn't the end and you need to stop me or I'll go the full mile. You peek at your hand and sigh.“It's heads.”“No, please no. Please, please, please, please!” The woman screams as you deliver the water block back over her mouth to muffle those screams.“You need to stop me.”You stare into her eyes and for a moment you think that you see some kind of understanding. She begins to thrash, not away from the pain to come but to fight for her life.“Not good enough.” You raise the temperature around her neck and begin to constrict a ring of hot water-turning-steam to choke and burn the life out of her as she thrashes with even more vigor.You see the glimmer of power from her eyes and a flush ripple through her veins as she lights up like a christmas tree.At that, you cease. “Good. You get it.” You let her down roughly, letting the water simply dissolve from her body.“Hot Rod, Knock her out.”The kid moves at your command, brandishing the back of the gun to put her to sleep as you move onto the man.“Jo gets it. Do you get it chum? Asshole? Bastard? Fucker?” You just about spit in the man's face as he strains against your bonds to punch you, forcing you to feed more power through until you make him cut the shit with a hard slap of water.“Since she gets it, the coin's tails. Time for you to die.”
You begin the same finishing touch as the man thrashes hard against you, aching to muscle his way out of this situation. You watch the ring of his neck sizzle and boil out as his struggles slowly turn to a surrender.A failure.You crush his neck with your power to ensure his demise.This shit isn't easy. Or maybe it's not you, it's them? The asshole that awakened you... He stuck a finger in your eye. Maybe if you had more personal touches, more cruelty, they'd awaken faster? Burning marks into them doesn't seem to be quite enough...It's been about half an hour since you ruined this woman's day.> Wait for the woman to wake up and give her the Follower's spiel before leaving.(Lucifer doesn't require this)> Leave.> Return to your motel room.> Find a new motel.> Check into Sheri's ranch.
>>30824381> Wait for the woman to wake up and give her the Follower's spiel before leaving.(Lucifer doesn't require this)> Find a new motel.We should keep moving, we kinda tortured people here. And even if we didn't do anything suspicious here I don't think we should stay in any one place for too long.
>>30824381>> Check into Sheri's ranch.Let's humor Dran guys
>>30824381> Wait for the woman to wake up and give her the Follower's spiel before leaving.(Lucifer doesn't require this)> Return to your motel room.
>>30824381> Wait for the woman to wake up and give her the Follower's spiel before leaving.(Lucifer doesn't require this)> Check into Sheri's ranch.
>>30824381>> Wait for the woman to wake up and give her the Follower's spiel before leaving.(Lucifer doesn't require this)She deserves to at least know why. If possible, we need to get rid of the body (hydra snack?).>Anything but staying here.
>>30824381> Wait for the woman to wake up and give her the Follower's spiel before leaving.(Lucifer doesn't require this)If we're going to let her live, we might as well make sure she understands whats going on. It won't take that much effort, surely. Might want to drag her into a different room though, because> Check into Sheri's ranch.we should probably get out of here, better safe then sorry. For all we know, some random jackoff in the next room over heard EVERYTHING, and has laready called the police. I mean, we could hear them fucking right?
>>30824459Why the fuck would you even post this video?
>>30824459Nah, I think it's the "Finally let Asher and Hot Rod get their rocks off" option.Will probably also cause a scene with the women of our group as well.
>>30824459how is it a trap?
>>30824459>>link relatedI think I'm gonna barf and cry.
>>30824381>[x] Wait for the woman to wake up and give her the Follower's spiel before leaving>[x] Check into Sheri's ranch.
>>30824487It'll just give us some sort of venereal disease and a fade to black. Do you really think it's worth it?
>>30824381> Wait for the woman to wake up and give her the Follower's spiel before leaving.(Lucifer doesn't require this)Anything but Sheri's ranchprefer finding a new motel
>>30824511Brothel prostitutes are checked and kept clean with supplied protection.It's a legally mandated brothel and the woman can't work there if they carry risk of infecting their clients.That's just how Nevada is.
>>30824503If it helps, it doesn't sound like a bad idea.
>>30824534Sorry if I say that I don't believe that in the slightest.
>>30824503I sat there watching that while I was eating. Didn't stop eating. Kinda made me hungrier.
>>30824381>Just leave>Sheri's ranch>>30824503Did you not enjoy the splooshy noises?
>>30824381> Wait for the woman to wake up and give her the Follower's spiel before leaving.(Lucifer doesn't require this)> Find a new motel.
>>30824534>>30824511We don't even have to have sex with a whore while we're there, I mainly suggested it just as a thank you to Hot Rod for being a bro.I'm virtually 100% certain Helia will get all jealous if we decide to go there, if you want to have sex, but not with a prostitute, there's a good opening right there.
>>30824534Yo Dran, uh do our bodily fluids counts as water?
>>30824602>We don't even have to have sex with a whore while we're thereExcept that's what everyone is voting for. I'd don't really care either way, but it's not going to accomplish anything
>>30824381>Just leave>Sheri's ranch
>>30824381 > Wait for the woman to wake up and give her the Follower's spiel before leaving.(Lucifer doesn't require this)> Find a new motel.
>>30824381>> Wait for the woman to wake up and give her the Follower's spiel before leaving.(Lucifer doesn't require this)> Find a new motel.
>>30824381>Leave> Sheri's Ranch
Does anybody else find the constant "HEY GO TO SHERI'S RANCH!" thing a bit obnoxious? It's obviously a loaded choice and Dran is constantly pushing it because either magical realm or because he really really wants to write bad shit happening and he's being completely unsubltle about it. Or both.
>>30824381> Leave.> Find a new motel.I just want to get to the church. Going to the ranch accomplishes nothing but wasting more fucking time.
>>30824675nope, now stop samefagging
>>30824381> Wait for the woman to wake up and give her the Follower's spiel before leaving.(Lucifer doesn't require this) > Find a new motel.
>>30824675Nah, he probably wants an excuse to time skip. We can't have three more filler threads just waiting for Sunday.
>>30824675I just think it's samefags who want to fuck a whore for some reason.
>>30824381 > Wait for the woman to wake up and give her the Follower's spiel before leaving.(Lucifer doesn't require this) > Find a new motel.
>>30824716>>30824381 > Wait for the woman to wake up and give her the Follower's spiel before leaving.(Lucifer doesn't require this) > Find a new motel.
>>30824700>Nah, he probably wants an excuse to time skipPretty much. I was going to write a scene last thread if you guys chose. But then it ended up being this couple in a motel because you guys of course chose to get them to cut this shit out in the most unsocial manner.Anyway, yeah, it'll just be a break-time and everyone getting spa-time at Sheri's.
>>30824675I'm pretty sure you're just the same guy complaining about this over and over again. Chill out man, nobody's been acting obnoxious other than you.
The two of you wait up in the room for the woman to come around. You debate on what to do with the body until your hydra speaks up about it.(You...Kill. We-Eaaaat.) Not a question from them but more of a statement. The hydra's.. hungry? And willing to take care of disposal.Will you let them eat?> Why not?> Nah, just dump the body in the shower and frame suicide.> (Other)
>>30824767>> (Other)Meat grinder
>>30824767>[x] Why not?
>>30824767> Why not?
>>30824767>> Why not?
>>30824767> Why not?We might as well, just let the eating go down in the bathroom, and seal off the door as completely as we can with some ice magic, so there's no noises, stank leaking out.> Nah, just dump the body in the shower and frame suicide.This seems dangerous as hell, how can a man kill himself in the manner we killed him? With burns, and impossible strangulation?
>>30824767Another summon getting uppity. Tell it no then explain it's not in charge. You gotta setup some boundaries or something.
>>30824767>Hot Rod looks on in horror as our stinky hydra eats the body
>>30824849>With burns, and impossible strangulation?Tried to hang himself with an extension cord?
>>30824863Naw man, it's only the first timefirst time fara did this we gave her more powerwe should totally do that again>Give hydra more power
>>30824863It's just asking for some food, not a big deal. Win win situation. We wait until it actually goes against our will to put it in its place.
>>30824917The problem is not the asking it's the fact he didn't ask at all. It just gave us a statement/order. Make it ask us for some food at least.
>>30824917>not a big deal. Win win situationI remember people saying this when Fara first went maverick in the desert.
>>30824964Yeah, you were probably one of them!
>>30824950I think it's just stupid anon, it clearly isn't a deep thinker.>>30824964Fine fine, we can admonish it for being impolite or some bullshit, but I do think it's a good idea. At least it "kinda" asked before it did something.
>>30824731I don't believe you on this for a second. There's no reasonable explanation for a timeskip necessitating a trip to Sheri's other than to set up some drama.But it looks like the other players are all down for you reaming them, so whatevs. Onward to Sheri's and further destabilizing group relations.
>>30824987Sucks to suck, samefagger.
“Why not? Go at it.” You throw the body into the bathroom with some assertion of your power and feed the Hydra and put into existence with water as a medium. It coils and winds into form as its poisonous body begins to permeate its sulfurous odor.Thinking better this time, you ice over the vents and the door to prevent the leak as the two heads engulf the man at both ends, swallowing him whole up until they meet each other, chortle a hiss and melt him apart, swallowing the halves whole.Hunter looks on for only a moment before he shudders away,”Aww, dude that's fuck'n gnarly man...”“Eh, thing's hungry, I'm down a summon, and we need to get rid of a corpse.”“I guess but shi-it dude.” The two of you quickly get fed up with waiting and slap the woman awake. Rather, Hot Rod does as you watch from a safe distance. Hydra's dispelled and the most curious thing you observe... the body's gone. Not even a trace of blood, yet the stench of the Hydra persists when you try to open the bathroom.Curious.It seems happy for the food at least, though it doesn't express it. A very simple creature really, although a violent one.When Joanna comes around, you tell her what the followers told you, and about her three choices. She seems hesitant, as though she doesn't believe you, but finally asks to just be let go.You wish her well with something the followers have said to you,”Walk in peace.”When you leave, you find Eshe standing just outside, smiling,”It is good to see you Asher.”“Watching me again, huh?”
“Someone has to cover your tracks. I knocked out the neighbors with Helia's help.” She puts a hand on your shoulder and squeezes firmly. For a moment, you think that she's going to kiss you, but she just nods.“I am proud of you Asher.”You feel a bit embarrassed and just kind of nod at that,”Yeah... Thanks Eshe. So uh..” You glance back into the room,”We should leave now.”“Yes, we should,” She agrees.“So, can we go to Sheri's Ranch now? I know my man Ash's got the caching.” * * *The week passes in luxury. Aerin had been a bit miffed about going to Sheri's rannch up until she found out about the spa facilities. You all rented out a luxury room sweet with the fat stacks of cash you swiped from the ATM.It's a bit nervewracking, heh, to just chill out like you all did but the women of Sheri's ranch were nonetheless... accommodating.Helia's been silent lately, you figure that she must be jealous or something. Eshe seemed interested in “liberating” the women but she was successfully talked down when approached again with the topic of Sunday, which Aerin still seemed fairly against. She begrudged it every time it was brought up with no clear signs of warming to it. It stands though that you're unmoving with it.Having not one but two gods favor you was just something you could NOT pass up....Somewhere in these past few days you missplaced Fara's tear but figured you were better off without the reminder.Sunday morning and your time in Pahrump would come to a head. No time for breakfast, and no one seemed to sleep well that night. You came to realize how light a sleeper Eshe was as well, the slightest sound waking her.
Time to do this deed... A repurposed elementary school... The adult crowd would be in the auditorium for their service, the children in the old classrooms for their own version. Whole building has 4 exits, but the gym has only two.This is what you know, yet you aren't there yet...Aerin gives you a dirty look when she sees you in the morning in the suite, sparing no other words as Eshe keeps her in peripheral at all times.>Get a newspaper.> Go to the gunstore.> Try to convince Aerin of this...> Go directly to the church.
>>30825307>...Somewhere in these past few days you missplaced Fara's tear but figured you were better off without the reminder.Ok. NOW I'm worried.
>>30825335>> Go directly to the church.Please. Let's get this over with.
>>30825343You chose this.>>30825335>> Go directly to the church.
>>30825335>>Get a newspaper.Anything we should keep our eye on?
>>30825307>...Somewhere in these past few days you missplaced Fara's tear but figured you were better off without the reminder.This is either horribly bad, or it just means the tear melted or something. We won't know until later.>Get a newspaper.> Try to convince Aerin of this...Might as well do these two, simultaneous like.>>30825344I feel like if we're going to do this, we have to do it right. With every member of our team on board.A good operation is like slow roasting a... foodstuff. You gotta let it take it's time for the best results.
>>30825335I kinda want to try to convince Aerin, but I'm starting to think it's never going to happen. A shame, since she was probably my favorite minion, though it's starting to look like she's just a walking stack of LIMIT points waiting to happen now.
>>30825450I-I do like LIMIT points, Anon.
>>30825476Huh, LIMIT allows me to reward you for less optimal decisions. Go figure. Stay in character.
>>30825502We manipulate her then. That's in character for Asher.
The priest is totally gonna awaken when we try to drown him and we're going to have to make a decision about whether we want to finish him for Asherah points and piss off the followers or if we want to try again later which would be really hard to pull off, probably..
>>30825335>Get a newspaper.I like knowing what's going on.> Try to convince Aerin of this...Ask her what makes the church so special. We're going to have to manipulate her into wanting to do it, so we need to get her talking about it.
>>30825335> Try to convince Aerin of this..."Look, this war is going to catch up to them sooner or later. Don't you wish you could have awoken with people you knew, as opposed to complete strangers. It's harsh, but it's the only way that they will be able to save themselves down the road."
>>30825564>Ask her what makes the church so special. We're going to have to manipulate her into wanting to do it, so we need to get her talking about it.If only we could find some story about the Priest didling kids or something. Would make our job so much easier.
>>30825550Ohhhhhhhh, it's gonna suck ass if that happens. I want to metagame it so that we knock him out, then drown him now, but we have to >>30825502stay in character
>>30825550Then we need to not give him the chance to break out. I mean, we'll be busy talking about Asherah while we're drowning him, so it'll be pretty clear we intended to kill him.
>>30825581Him breaking out isn't the problem; we can kill him easy whether he awakens or not. The problem is that killing him anyway if he awakens means pissing off Eshe and possibly the other followers when they hear about it.
>>30825580Well, I think Asher is smart enough to have thought of that. Maybe we can bring up the possibility with Eshe in advance, maybe get her blessing to kill him just in case?
>>30825579We could illusion one on the computer screen.Not really. Glowing nerves mean illusion is kinda badd.
Wait a fucking second.>Nerve magic is extremely effective on Veins>Nerves are the only class that gets mind control>Helia acting weird>Helia a Vein>Fara was a Nerve in life>Fara tear missingFARA IS MINDCONTROLING HELIA
>>30825714Happenings are happening, anon.
>>30825697Nigga you just went full shadowrun
If you don't want the priest to awaken while you kill him, just strangle him with hydrokinesis. The man doesn't have to be kicking and screaming to be part of a magical spectacle. A proper strangling doesn't feel threatening at all. Kind of funny, I remember the first time I was strangled, I thought it felt like the fire sprinklers went off, just a cold tingle.
The group leaves, walking about having long abandoned the stolen jeep. You pick up a newspaper as everyone's fallen silent in mental preparation for the deed.The local headlines:Denny's Pipes Bust! Looks like a Gorilla in an antique store!Days ago a Denny's reported all staff knocked unconscious due to a buildup of gas. A waitress lighting a cigarette to smoke in the bathroom set it off, causing viscious burns to her body and impalement from shrapnel. Denny's being put under inspection for safety. Authorities warn against smoking in public areas.Motels That Stink!Local Motel 6 and Charlie's Cheap Inn Motel report sewage leaks from backed up septic tanks causing a foul odor to take hold. Visitors checked out early due to the offensive smells and the Motels are seeking the source.And for National news...The Tsunami in the last month was found to have been triggered by a 10.2 earthquake that's taken California into the sea, America mourns as many lives are lost. Refugees that have been relocated to shelters face the new trial of homelessness and finding new places to live. President Obark Bakarma promises to do everything he can for these refugees and ensuring the future welfare of America in these times of crisis.No world news on this paper... Huh. Maybe just not the right newspaper. Should check a better one in LA. These developments are out of control. What exactly is happening back in Cali?“They are lying.” Eshe assures with it being likely that they've given up with the Follower's attack and occupation. Only so much they can do you begin to figure. They don't want anyone knowing about magic after all.But what if California really was dragged into the sea?En route to Sunday Service, you eye Helia some and she smiles back at you. As usual it seems that she likes you, even if she's been pretty somber lately.
Aerin though? She looks like she wants to deck you. That's a problem.“So, Aerin. You ready to do this?” You look at her from the side with Hot Rod and Helia between you. No telling when she'll smash your face off. This fucking bitch.“Asher.” Her voice is stern, constrained, and dripping with anger,”I already know what needs to be done.”> Press the issue...> Let it go.> Leave this shit to Eshe.> (Other)
>>30825778Watch your back, shoot straight, conserve water, and never, ever, make a contact with a banshee.
>>30825831>President Obark Bakarma>>30825841> Leave this shit to Eshe.
>>30825843Actually, it's more like "Make the contract with the banshee really really fucking good and not a glorified 'whatever'."
>>30825841Keep our voice level and calm. Don't raise our voice."That's not what I asked Aerin. Are you ready?"
>>30825841> Press the issue...> Leave this shit to Eshe.Might as well combine these. Try to appeal to her with Eshe as backup.If that doesn't work,> (Other)Suggest she keep watch from the outside. If she doesn't like what we're doing, we shouldn't force her to participate. At least this way she can stay useful to a degree, maybe.
Alright, so talk to her with Eshe, yes?
>>30825994Sounds about right.It's maddening to know that there's something that we have to do to get Aerin to stop being a bitch about this and we can't figure out what it is..
>>30826010Sucks to be dumb.
>>30825926I like this option. Then let's get this going... I've been waiting for this moment.
So wait. What happened to the MILF that we awakened? She just bounced? Was there anything we could have done to make her join?
>>30826055She'll come up again in the future. And yeah, she chose peace.
>>30826055She did indeed just bounce.
>>30826079Haha, bet she's a churchgoer.I'm sure she'll be thrilled to see us again.
>>30826079>>30826081What a waste. Oh well. At least Lucifer will be... slightly pleased I guess.
>>30826121Lucifer just wants the deed done. Whether they join, defy, or walk in peace doesn't matter.
>>30826121How is it a waste? She wasn't going to join us after we tortured her and killed her lover in front of her. We're frankly lucky she didn't try to kill us. This was the best outcome we could reasonably hope for.
>>30826169You people are really over blowing this "dey gunna keel us" shit. I'm sure it happens but she was safely restrained by Hot Rod, and he's a kid. Clam down.
You keep your voice nice and steady with your eye on the titless wonder, she returns your gaze, with an impatient expression.“Aerin, that's not what I asked.” You keep eye contact, “Are you ready?”She spits to the side,” Yeah, sure. As I'll ever be.”“You can stand outside if you want.” You offer that to her, through Eshe lays a hand on your shoulder from behind.“She must enter. We must see her help these people.” She looks to the amazon-woman, eyes unflinching as always,” The paper, they have given up on California, when the war comes here, will they be ready or will they die? The choice lies with you.”“I know, I fucking know that Eshe...” Aerin grits her teeth so hard that her jaw glimmers beneath her skin,”It's just hard okay? It's a hard thing to do. These people aren't prepared to die, they didn't ask for this.”“They won't be asking for it when others come here.” You say, taking part again,” Remember what we said? This is good for them. They can awaken alongside people they know at least. Wouldn't it have been nice for that to happen to you?”Aerin shuts up on that note,”Let's just get this over with.”Helia, leans into you a little as the two of you walk,” Umm, Asher? Can I hold your arm?” She smiles to you, she's actually pretty fair now that her mouth has healed. Only trace scars from the glasgow. The follower that did her did it clean.Though, it seems obvious that she can't read the general mood. Hot Rod gives you a knowing smirk.> Let her do as she pleases.> No, we're not like that Helia.
>>30826217>> Let her do as she pleases.
>>30826217>> No, we're not like that Helia.Gross.
>>30826217> Let her do as she pleases.>>30826240Lol, what are you, gay?
>>30826217>> No, we're not like that Helia.Does she seriously think that's appropriate for what we're about to do?
>>30826217> Let her do as she pleases.
>>30826217>> No, we're not like that Helia.Is Helia the slimy fish woman?
Sooo, do you remember how I just had a Banshee freak out and try to kill people because she 'loved' me?
>>30826193"try" was the keyword in that sentence, that doesn't mean we expect them to murder us easily, we just might as well play it safe. Also, we would rather they not try to kill us, because that just means their life is forfeit.>>30826217> Let her do as she pleases."Uh, sure? But do you think that's appropriate for the situation?"Gotta make sure we respond awkwardly, since it's a pretty awkward thing she's doing. I sure wish >>30825697this guy never made his post, because now I'm extremely paranoid.I do think Asher is a womanizer at heart.
>>30826217> Let her do as she pleases.You gotta slaughter churches with class.
>>30826268No, Eshe is the fish
>>30826250Yeah, I am. Are you a bug catcher?
>>30826217> Let her do as she pleases.Hot Rod approved. Also, maybe this will stop tg from trying to waifu every single female we meet. But probably not
>>30826297More like a samefag catcher.>>30826240>>30826253>>30826268Looks like you lost 4 to 1 bud.
>>30826217>> Let her do as she pleases.If it stops her from being such a spineless pussy, fine.
“Uhh... Sure, I guess.” You look down at her, as she grabs your arm, to walk beside you. Something about this makes you just a little uncomfortable.You whisper to her,”A bit out of place though, you think?” She loosens her grip a little.“Ah, yeah... I guess.” She flushes at that but doesn't let go. She appears troubled for a moment as she looks over at Aerin, whom's taken to looking ahead,” I just think it's best to ignore some things though, you know? If she wants to be a bitch then she can be a bitch.”You sigh, exasperated with the desert sun beating down on your shoulders. Week later and you started peeling. Already you're thankful for this jacket's protection even if it does cause you a bit more sweat. “I can't disagree with you there.”The church is exactly what it sounded like from Hot Rod's little briefing of it:It's a re-purposed school with an announcement board outside for the average misguided sheep and those of their flock alike. You're all greeted at the entrance without any reservations by the people there that are wholly excited that new people would come to their church. A kindly old black lady greets you and a mature older man that insists on shaking your hand.“I'm sorry, you seem to have an arm taken, other hand then?” He offers with a gesture to Helia, smiling at the sight of a couple in attendance.“No, really. I don't need to shake your hand, it's okay.”“Alright, no problem. I hope you find it in your heart to shake hands with your neighbor during service, God bless and welcome to our church.”The black lady nods,”Mmhm, God bless. Tha's right.” Eshe eyes the black lady,”You have a very nice church. Much better than where I am from.” She lays on her accent extra thick here. Almost as though she's calling herself out.”
“Oh? Where's that?” The man asks Eshe behind you as you carry on inside through the halls.You take a deep breath and Helia finally lets you go,”So, when communion starts, right?”You nod to her,”Yes. Though I need to go to the bathroom first.” You grab a breakfast doughnut from one of the tables at the entrance along with a cup of coffee and greedily chow down after offering Helia some that she thankfully obliges.Nice lot of people actually. If you were looking to do real good it's probably best that they're the ones that awaken. Surely they would think it god's blessing or something. Almost a shame that you've been tasked with breaking their faith.Who knows how they'll unravel at the sight of a miracle that ISN'T their god?A thought you ponder as you break for the bathroom. Just like an elementary school, remodeled a bit though. It's almost silly.You run the water and cast a bit of magic to keep it running. This doesn't need to stop. Nah, you'd keep it running forever if you could.An announcement over the speaker tells you that service is about to start...> Sit with Helia.(Mid-front)> Sit with Aerin.(Rear-back exit.> Go to Eshe. (Front, near exit.)> Hang out with Hot Rod.(Front and center.)> Stare at the running water for a bit.> (Other)
>>30826653>> Hang out with Hot Rod.(Front and center.)Bro.
>>30826653>listening to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWg5Eoq02YU>Shit's spooky> Stare at the running water for a bit.It just seems to be the choice that fits with the mood right now. Like a pyromaniac staring into fire... except it's water. Hydromaniac?
>>30826653>> Stare at the running water for a bit.
>>30826653>[x] Stare at the running water for a bit.Assuming Asherah doesn't pop out of the tap or something, sit with Hotrod afterwards>[x] Hang out with Hot Rod.(Front and center.)
>>30826653> Hang out with Hot Rod.(Front and center.)> Stare at the running water for a bit.We're killing the priest for Asherah right, after we drown him we should ice wall her image to start the awakening process
>>30826653> Stare at the running water for a bit.I feel like this is how we unlock some hidden knowledge. Depending on how long that lasts> Sit with Helia.(Mid-front)we were seen arriving together, it would be weird if we didn't sit with her.
>>30826653Pop the pipes in a few places nearby so there's plenty of material to work with later
>>30826653>> Stare at the running water for a bit.Going crazy is scientifically proven to enhance your super powers.
You stand before the sink, staring at the water as it flows onto the flow from the stopped up sinks. A feeling of serenity overcomes you as you reflect on what you've done up until now. It hasn't really been much truly, and you feel like you've just really begun.Today you're actively taking on America, the U.S. Government of your own accord. Today is what's going to mark you as a terrorist and a zealot not just by the people, but by yourself.Someday they may understand and thank you for this.But it is today that you'll be giving them a frozen hell. A stark reality. Decreasing the illusion as one might say.Splashing water onto your face, you feel refreshed as it washes your sweat away. This is your true baptism. This is when the old Asher Smith is no more and there is only “Asher.” You listen to the water as it puddles over the floor, encroaching slowly upon the dry.You close your eyes and listen to it, almost able to hear the ocean again, the very same that had almost taken your life, and thrust a new one upon you. Baptized three times then? How many more times will you recreate yourself?That wave. You had heard that a few nerves died to make that a reality. Eshe mentioned that they would never do something that drastic again. But that must have been incredible.Bearing a similar power, you can only imagine how much that would hurt. To do such a thing is beyond you even a thousand fold.You splash water onto your face again and stare into the mirror with your one eyes staring back.Time to get started.Some time was lost in staring at the water. The halls are empty, they can't anticipate what's going to happen next. A check on the door and you see that they've already begun service. Well, to enter now would be rude.You head back to the bathroom and drag water out, sending it everywhere and ensuring it pools by the doors. As you wait, sitting in one dry spot as you let the burn die down.
The priest rambles on about this and that. A bunch of shit you maybe cared about once upon a time. What would God even be now anyway? Just another thoughtform? That seems about right anyway. Worshipping a thoughtform.. Hell, just that almost sounds crazy to you now, especially after Fara. That's just messed up, right?You eventually hear the call for eating the body and drinking the blood of christ. That's your que.> Bust in strong, and loud. Freeze the doors shut and secure the priest asap.> Slip in quietly and let the ice creep. Step into line and take your cracker.> Stay outside and fill the room with steam like a sauna.> (Other)
>>30826992I got chills reading this. It's finally happening. >>30827002>>30827002> Bust in strong, and loud. Freeze the doors shut and secure the priest asap.
>>30827002> Slip in quietly and let the ice creep. Step into line and take your cracker.
>>30827002> Bust in strong, and loud. Freeze the doors shut and secure the priest asap.Secure the priest first, then the doors>>30826802 sounds like it'd take care of our promise to Asherah>>30826802
>>30827002> Bust in strong, and loud. Freeze the doors shut and secure the priest asap.This is going to be a theatrical type situation, we might as well embrace it.
>>30827002> Slip in quietly and let the ice creep. Step into line and take your crackerForm a bubble around his head and hold it there (NO ICE)do our Asherah has returned bit then jump start the awakening
>>30827002> Bust in strong, and loud. Freeze the doors shut and secure the priest asap.Let's make an impact. Wear a frozen mask over our face to obscure our features, we can change it to make it smile and so on. Bind the priest to a crucifix made of ice and lift him up in front of the crowd.Set up some frozen sheets of ice behind where the priest is and have those display images that are relevant to what we're talking about. We may as well make a show out of this. Then we get to kill the priest while preaching about he has stolen the water of Asherah, the consort of Yahweh who has abandoned her, I'm thinking we either drown him in front of them, or we exsanguinate him into the baptismal pool to symbolically represent returning his life to her water.
>>30827051Whats the point of creeping in quietly and getting in line if we're doing something so... unsubtle?
>>30827076Why do we need to be stealthy at all? There aren't armed guards at the door.
By now, everyone should be putting on their afghans with the congregation's rise. You picked this moment because the movement of people would give much more cover to the donning of those simple yet effective disguises. The people will be too rattled to tell who's who after this anyway.You almost kick the door in, yet settle for something a bit more dramatic as you finish tying your own afghan and slide a sheet of ice over your face, casting on a stoic imagery with the help of the window's glare.With a wave, the accumulated water blasts the door open, drawing the attention of the entire room as you head to the front with the very same door freezing hard in your wake. With a motion, the water that's poured through splashes upon and freezes over the other exit as you walk past all the people headstrong as many of the stare on in disbelief.It's at that moment that the others drive to action. Aerin covers the exit that you just iced over, crossing her arms much like a bouncer ready to trounce anyone that dares. Eshe takes the other, quickly converting into her half-fish form, scaring the living daylights of the old black woman she'd been speaking to before.Hot Rod strifes right up to the front with Helia, the two of them flanking you on either side as Helia replicates a mask not unlike your own with a bit of assertion from her own power.The two of them push the bread-seekers out of the way for you as you make your way to stand face to face with the priest.“What... Who are you?”Hot Rod grabs the microphone from its stand,”Hey, yo, okay. Sorry Priest-guy. Father whatever. I'm gonna let you finish, but my bud here's got somethin' ta say. I think we all need to hear it. That said, uh. Magic is like, a thing now and stuff. Now to mah man. ASHAH!” Hot Rod hands the mic over to you, completely breaking tension in what could quite possibly be the only way he knows how to go about things.
You grip the mic in your hands and open up slits in your mask,” Testing, testing. Well holy shit this is a lot better than yelling. And uh, speaking of Holy Shit.”You wave step up around the stage, and whip up a small spout of water behind the priest, startling the jesus out of him by his own utterance.“-Jesus!” What is he, a mokepon?” “That's what you're shitty-ass priest is about to grace your entire congregation with.” A tendril of the water spout lashes out, gripping the man by the throat and pulling him onto a pseudo crucifix as old church ladies gasp and strapping young men tighten their jaws yet do nothing.“Ah, sorry, sorry. Shouldn't be swearing in church right? Pardon me, don't mean to make you faint.” You cast a smile onto your mask as you look back out over them.Alright, this is your stage now.With a wave you freeze a wall of ice over a mural of scenes taken straight from the bible as the priest pulls against the makeshift and not yet lethal watery crucifix.You believe you have the congregation's full attention.> Start off by telling a joke or two... Gotta break the ice.(Heh)> Jump right into the cold, hard, truth. Magic, losing, and Asherah being really pissed.> Tell the kids to get their cell-phones out.> (Other)
>>30827314>> Jump right into the cold, hard, truth. Magic, losing, and Asherah being really pissed.No more fucking around
> Start off by telling a joke or two... Gotta break the ice.(Heh)> Jump right into the cold, hard, truth. Magic, losing, and Asherah being really pissed."So...How much does a polar bear weigh?">Enough to Break the ICE
>>30827314> Tell the kids to get their cell-phones out.> Jump right into the cold, hard, truth. Magic, losing, and Asherah being really pissed.Please for the love of god don't start up on ice puns.
>>30827314>> Jump right into the cold, hard, truth. Magic, losing, and Asherah being really pissed.> Tell the kids to get their cell-phones out.THE WHOLE WORLD WILL BE WATCHINGTHIS IS IT
>>30827314> Tell the kids to get their cell-phones out.> Jump right into the cold, hard, truth. Magic, losing, and Asherah being really pissed.This is full on happening.>inb4 government claims hoax/special effects.
So much happening going on right now. I can hardly contain myself.
>>30827378>This is full on happening.What precisely does this mean? I keep seeing it in various contexts and I can't help but feel out on the joke.
>>30827388You don't know Ron Paul?
>>30827388Basically it means real shit is going on. A world changing event.
>is summoning a giant lobster mount an option at some point, i feel like its an option
>>30827454Damn near anything's an option.
>>30827454Anon, don't be ridiculous. Of course it's an option
>>30827454Yeeha, ride'em lobster
>>30827454The Lobster God is the most powerful God.But no really. You could make it a mecha lobster if you specialized enough.
>>30827388It's a joke that comes from /pol/ about a republican named Ron Paul that didn't get to become president.When he lost the Republican primary, they said the end of days was coming because only Ron Paul would have been able to stop it, so now when an event of apocalyptic proportions happens, people say "It's happening!", usually posting images of Ron Paul and saying stuff about how he tried to warn us.http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/doom-paul-its-happening
>>30827482Ahhh, crazy ass old guy then. Gotchya. Got that vibe but always wondered how it was being used.
>>30827481It'd be thought form though right? no pesky personality quirks or yandere like other summons>speaking of which, we may need a new Asher image now that Fara is gone
>>30827500Well.Here's the thing. Shades were people. So they're human to an extent.Thoughtforms though... They're not. They may come to want or ask strange things.Best to assume that they all get their own little quirks and caveats.
>>30827528So, hypothetically, we summon something like the Lady of Teeth from GQ. It's safe to assume she'd want fucking tons of teeth?
>>30827528So Thoughtforms can be worse?
>>30827528"Hey Giant Lobster"[Asher.]"Can I ride you?"[Feed me fish, and no boiling water]"Deal"lobsters are pretty chill
>>30827528Shade Man must be a total boss to handle his gaggle of ghosts. Or he just creepy them all into submission.
>>30827542Pretty much.>>30827548They can be innocuous or cthulu. Very wide range.
>>30827553>Goes berserk the first time we steam someone
>>30827553"He got really dirty after that last battle, so I ran him a nice hot bath.">isn't he a lobster though?"...........NOO, Captain Smash Claw!"
>>30827573more like, "Hey, least it wasn't me"
>>30827565So the problem with Fara was that we gave her too much power too quickly.
>>30827594Also, we made her affectionate for us and then didn't really return any to her, we let it lay stagnant for too long, if we had been somewhat romantic towards her a fair bit earlier it could have worked out.
>>30827594partly that, also we killed her, left her in the ice when we could've potentially saved her, and convinced her that helping us was the only she had in life
>>30827614I think it was mostly the thing where we gave her too much power too fast and then didn't establish any boundaries.
>>30827623Maybe if we had something like command seals as a fail safe we could regained control.
>>30827594I feel like thats what people think the problem is, but that probably wasn't it by itself.I personally think that the problem was that we molded her into a violent sociopath early on in her development.I miss having a qt 3.14 familiar, so I'm all for thoughtforming up a new one. But this time, make her a peaceful and kind, a utility familiar/ghost through and through.>>30827613>>30827614Also very strong reasons, though I doubt more romantic affection could have helped anything, it probably would have only made it worse.>>30827623Better contract would have gone a long way too, but we also have to remember that these are basically people we're summoning up, we have to let them have -some- freedom, or they might resent us.
>>30827623>"..I think you loved your family very much and did whatever you could to protect them..and>"I guess that makes us like family then."when she responded with>"You're right Asher..you really are all I've got.'" and got that weird smile she was getting pretty warped
>>30827642We don't need any bleeding hearts on our journey, though, so I don't think that we said anything wrong there.
>>30827642>make her as free flowing as water but cold and calculating as ice when she needs to be
>>30827642>But this time, make her a peaceful and kind, a utility familiar/ghost through and through.I still want to make a healer. If we're going to be walking around awakening people all the time for Glorious Lucifer, then something to heal the burns and let us go at it twice as long would help.Also a healer to heal Asher would be good.I really want to make a little not-angel thoughtform healbot.
I say we should start designing contracts that are more complex than "Don't get in my way."
>>30827668Maybe we could make a little tree thing to just tug on living things a bit to help it grow fruits or flowers you can snack on for a quick heal. I don't know if that'd be possible, but it sounds like it might be easier to support than a more direct heal.>>30827698Technically, her contract prevented her from hurting us. She was supposed to help us, but there were some errors of judgement all around.
>>30827706>Maybe we could make a little tree thing to just tug on living things a bit to help it grow fruits or flowers you can snack on for a quick heal.What?
>>30827656Still, you reap what you sow, we chose to make her a violent psycho, and then she did violent psycho stuff.>>30827668I think you mention that every thread nowadays. It's a good idea though.I don't like the healer angel archetype though, seems kinda generic, I want a more personal familiar, start it out as a blank slate, let it grow and change with us.I miss Fara... I wish we could've resummoned her for a second time, and just handled it better. Impossible though, because it seems as though shades slowly remember stuff about what they were before, so she would have remembered us killing her 3 times eventually. That would have been hell trying to talk our way out of.Still though, I feel like we killed a piece of our soul.>>30827706We could just make it so she can't hurt us, or our allies, and just go declaring people our allies left and right to make sure they don't get murdered. Although, that would bone us in the event of betrayal coughaerincough.
>>30827706Wait second what if we were to create a contract that adds more restrictions as the summon gets stronger?
At some point we should really try to summon Fafnir, we can sacrifice material wealth and baked goods
>>30827727>I don't like the healer angel archetype though, seems kinda genericI really don't give a fuck what it is, I just want something that can heal. It can be a floating orb made of ears and bank statements for all I care so long as it can heal people.
>>30827719I mean like it's a heal in little fruit form. Grown from a tree. The tree nibbles on life force from random civvies we pass by to help grow the fruit faster. It sounded like a good idea in my head.
>>30827740>>30827727Though to add on a bit, I think that how the summoner perceives things shapes their summons. I think that making it angelic in nature would help with its function because of the way angel=healer is so generic. Form has to have some sort of link to the function, especially since magic is pretty much just channeling the collective human subconscious. Still not saying it has to be a not-angel, just explaining why I always say it when I bring up the idea.
>>30827740We would probably have to give it a ton of power in order for it to manifest it's own powers independent of what powers we have though, I don't think we can pick and chose to the degree you want.I think a good compromise would be to summon up another ghost women, make sure we have a well thought out contract, influence her to be a nonviolent, noncombatant, that harbors no ill will towards living creatures, and just hope she develops the power to heal on her own.We could summon a mythos healer angel, but there is no way in hell any of them would want to help us, and even if they would, I don't like mythos, because they serve their own deities/goals, and aren't completely subordinate/dependent to us.
1. You will only harm who I say and defend you I say.2. If my life is in danger you will do all you can to protect me, in return harm from my actions will not purposely come to you.3. We are partners, not masters and servants. Follow orders, don't jump to conclusions based on what you think I may want, and that loyalty is rewarded>ruff contract
>>30827784Fara had sound powers. Hydra has poison.The biggest appeal of summoning is that they can have their own magic separate from what the summoner knows.And I think we -can- modify them to such an extent, or at least we will be able to with more ranks in summoning. We can already make alterations to thoughtforms where we are now.>We could summon a mythos healer angel, but there is no way in hell any of them would want to help us, and even if they would, I don't like mythos, because they serve their own deities/goals, and aren't completely subordinate/dependent to us.Yeah, mythos angel never happening. We'd have to make it a thoughtform.
“If you got a smart phone, you might want to start recording before you miss this once in a lifetime performance.”You see some people obediently begin fiddling with their phones, glancing up at you intermittently. Good.“So to start with. Had to ask you all a question.” You look out into the crowd, shocked, interest, awe, and fear written upon their faces in varying amounts. At least five hundred, maybe more people here now that you get a good look.There's a silence,”How much... Does a Polar Bear Weigh?” You open up your arms, as though someone would say something. You can just about hear the crickets sweating.“Enough to break the ice. Huh? Amiright?” Hot Rod actually starts laughing, Helia chuckles beside you as some of the audience nervously laughs at the terrible joke.You hold a hand up,”But seriously, I'm here today to give you a VERY important public service announcement.” You begin to pace the stage, twirling a glowing finger that directs a glob of water into the priest's mouth. Damn shame you don't even know his name.“As my friend here said, Magic's a thing nowadays. Been that way since that day of December in twenty-twelve.” You raise your index finger at that and let the priest spit out the water, gasping for breath.“That my friends, is fact numero Uno. Moving onto dos! Number two.” You raise a second finger and increase the priest's dosage of magical water-boarding. Some old ladies faint and a couple other ladies give a hushed breath as they figure out where this is going to end for their pastor.“Two is that your government is lying to you ladies and gentleman. The tidal wave that hit Cali was created by magic. The same magic that they don't want you to know about. It exists inside all of us. It just takes a bit of... Urging to get out.”
You let the priest have some air again. The last sweet breath he'll ever have the pleasure of crudely hacking down.“And third! This is the most important! Watch closely now!”You raise three fingers, glowing with power as three spheres of water converge into one.“There is a goddess named Asherah. She was once known to be consort of the very same god you worship and known for her blessings from the bounties of sea and the land. Your god betrayed her and all of you have thus done the same, scorning her for the better of two thousand years since the birth of the illegetimate son, Jesus of Nazareth had been conceived with a mortal woman.She loves all of her children, yet wishes to be heard and praised once again. She only demands that the ritual of baptism be carried out upon your pastor fully, to bring his life back to her sea. Now bear witness as Asherah's mercy takes this man's life in exchange for all of yours.”You feel a strange sensation take hold over you, like a primal echo ringing throughout your mind, a power that far surpasses your own, and you feel your entire left hand go numb with pain before falling limp at the drain, a headache beating through your skull.The waters under your control break free and enter into the pastor's body, vanishing instantly down his mouth.The man moves to cough, yet finds that he's unable to, nothing comes up despite the heavy heaving of his chest as the liquid weighs down his lungs.You flex your fingers, giving pause as you hadn't intended for that to happen yet. No, rather, you aren't controlling the water anymore. You look to Helia, and find that she's not doing anything.The priest begins thrashing as the people look on, some of the women begin to cry, the men begin to get up, to make a move... Yet then the priest stops moving. Just like that, he's dead.You face forward again,”Well then, praise be to Asherah. The remembered wife of god.”
>>30827808>>30827784there are some healers in mythos from the pantheons we've tossed around that may help in a bind, but yeah for a full time healer making our own probably the best bet>maybe something like a nymph or fairy?
>>30827785>We are partners, not masters and servants.>Follow ordersthe phrasing there has the potential to bite us in the ass, if it thinks we're partners, it may think that we are obligated to help it out with it's problems as well. get rid of the >We are partners, not masters and servants.part completely, it will do more harm than good.get rid of >in return harm from my actions will not purposely come to you.we won't harm them for no reason, but we might as well not lock ourselves in if we don't have to>and that loyalty is rewardedWe should leave any talk of rewards out of the initial contract, and let the thoughtform think they worked their way up to that, making them agree with a better contract for us than they would have otherwise. Haggling 101.
With nothing much more left to say to these people, you begin to put the mic down until you sense movement from your hydrokinetic crucifix.“Praise be to Asherah, oh lovely Children of Women and... Men.” You hear from behind and look up, seeing the priest slowly descend, eyes taking on an ethereal glow that speaks of ages.With a sudden twitch, the man grows a bosom that swells against his clothes, hair falls out, and features become feminine as the overall takes on a much more obvious unnatural effect like the aurora sky.Hot Rod stares, taking a step back, seeing that this isn't part of the script.Helia looks on, unphased and undaubted by this.“Her” hair flows into the rest of the crucifix and usurps control of your water, causing you quite a nervous reaction.“I thank you, Child that bears my sacred name. I had thought my plight had fallen once more upon deaf ears...” The new woman's lips curl into a gentle smile, speaking to centuries of warmth. Her eyes fall upon the congregation and they all freeze in place with whatever they had been doing, soon relaxing into their chairs from the surreal warmth and peace of the goddess incarnate.Asherah has been given a body in this world...What have you done?>End Thread>Announcing next thread later today.
>>30827815>Hot Rod actually starts laughingthe perfect sidekick
>>30827833Oh boy here we go.
>>30827833>WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?Unlocked Best Waifu Option?
>>30827833Holy fucking happening.
>>30827833Just stumbled across this quest... Well I certainly have missed a lot. Time to go read the archives lol
>>30827833Well, at the very least this is going to be exciting.Remember people, be polite to the Goddess. She seems to be pretty fond of us so far and I'd rather stay on her nurturing, loving, motherly side. There's all sorts of boons our new divine sugar mama could grant us, and it should give us access to a pile of cooperative Sumerian summons.We're not going to waifu this chick, but if she wants to conduct a sacred fertility ritual then I guess we'll have to take one for the team and fuck her.
>>30827859>waifuing a goddess scorned
>>30827833Let It Begin
>>30827833Helia was visited in her dreams as well, wasn't she. Fuck. Fara is probably gonna make a reappearance as well fairly soon.On the bright side, having a goddess in our debt is a HOLY good thing! Wholly! Holy! Get it! It's a pun!Nah but seriously, we have no reason to fear. I don't think at least>>30827880I will say this, I don't want to be a fucking cleric for any specific god, I want to be my own man, once she starts ordering us around like some kind of lackey, I'm out.
I wonder what Lucifer is gonna have to say about this one.>>30827880I believe she promised to teach us about water magic for helping her. I'd honestly rather have her teach us cool water stuff, we got Lucifer for the summons.
So:Comments/Questions/Concerns.The Good.The Bad.The Weird.
So this just proved that thoughtforms can possess people.WHAT WAS THAT YOU WERE SAYING ABOUT ME SHADOWRUNNING TOO HARD? STILL THINK THAT'S ACTUALLY HELIA AND NOT FARA?
>>30827880>>30827859>>30827908naw, I'm good
>Asherah's water came from a bathroom
>>30827833Hopefully Asherah doesn't mind us Enlightening the now captive audience. They'd be far better suited to spread word of her if they could use magic, and I think we've utterly broken their worldviews at this point. >>30827892True, she isn't our boss, but there are times when it'd be more practical to just accept one of her whims than to fight her on them. Pick our points of contention with her wisely.
>>30827899I am always for learning more non-summoning magic, because we can only trust ourselves.Our "friends", our summons, and even the followers may oppose us at some point, I want us to have as much personal power as possible when that happens.>>30827910I think you may be right anon.What the hell happened to Helia then? Holy shit.... If she was killed... I'M SURE WE COULD SUMMON HER SHADE, AM I RIGHT GUYS!?!?But for real though, I want a shade familiar, and Helia should be way more cooperative than Fara has ever been.
>>30827908This is one of those situations were I'm left pretty speechless. I can't really separate whats good/bad for Asher, what's good/bad for the plot, or whats good/bad for ME right now.This quest is already weird as hell, no reason to mention anything abnormal.
>>30827908How is Aerin reacting to Asherah showing up?Other than the increase in Water we're getting what other boons could Asherah grant us?
>>30827940If Hot Rod or Helia dies, I'd be down with summoning their shade. Especially Hot Rod. I don't think I'd like the quest nearly as much without the funny little bro character.
>>30827833>>End Thread>>Announcing next thread later today.Tentatively, does it look like we waiting for next thursday or is a weekend session a possibility?
>>30827957>How is Aerin reacting to Asherah showing up?I'd like to know this too.
>>30827959I think we should summon all our friends as shades if they die.It just sounds cool as hell having ghostly allies.
>>30827959Well, at the very least they're both hardy. What-with Helia being a vein and Hot Rod being a bone.>>30827957A look at her from across the congregation tell you... Jaw held slightly ajar and a bit of disbelief.As for Eshe, she'd be glaring rather fiercly... you think. Hard to tell with those weird fish-eyes she puts on.>>30827968Likely. I try to keep AoPH to the earlier part of the week and OverHuman to the latter.>>30827956Well, that's good. I'm glad that I can write something to illicit that feel.As for the quest being weird...You aint seen nothing yet.
>>30827993>As for Eshe, she'd be glaring rather fiercly... you think.Oh fugg
>>30827997I can't remember if we were up front about doing this for Asherah or not, if we were honest about it, she has no good reason to be pissed.
>>30827993I can live with Aerin being shocked, that's not a immediate concern.Eshe glaring, that could be a bad sign. Hopefully she doesn't try to get in a fight with Asherah, that wouldn't be good. If we can still Awaken the crowd after this then I think it'll mollify her.
>>30827993But we literally told EVERYONE we'd talked to Lucifer and Asherah, Eshe knew something was gonna go down
>>30828007>>30828014All we said was that Asherah visited us (and we said it was Prometheus, not Lucifer, iirc).Never said anything about the plan.
>>30828010If Eshe attacks Asherah, I say we just stay out of it until it looks like we absolutely have to pick a side. And if it comes down to either destroying Asherah's avatar and pissing her off, or killing Eshe, I say we kill Asherah's avatar. Asherah just wants to use us as a pawn, Eshe is a stalwart ally and friend.
>>30828007>>30827997Think of it more as "Ready."In any case. For those still lingering here...Questions for you:>Thoughts on Eshe: Is she your ally, your warden, your friend, or your waifu?>What kind of powers might you be interested seeing in the future?(I try to adapt most powers to the setting. I've kept the rules rather loose overall so a lot of abilities are viable, even Umbrakinesis. The wielding of ABSENT LIGHT)Your primary objective will most likely be touched upon next thread.Jackie is a woman that works with the followers, yet lives in America.What do you expect of such a woman?
>>30828021>Quest 12, talking to the groupAnyway, two of them talked with me in a dream two weeks ago, wasn't really that important at the time though. Asherah, old Sumerian mother Goddess, consort to Yahweh, wanted a reminder of her existence sent. That's part of why I suggested the church. It fits with our goals anyway."they knew something biblical was coming
>>30828039>Think of it more as "Ready."What?
>>30828039>Eshe: Friend and ally for now>Powers: I'm still routing for more water/ice and lightning, getting into Norse mythos is something I'm looking forward to. I see Asher as the battle strategist, able to hold his own but have plenty of summons and allies to command in battle. We do need actual equipment though, if we can thought form weapons then even better>Jackie: Considering how much has been happening that America as a whole knows nothing about, she's gotta be a tough old broad thats for sure. Figure her as the friendly soldier type, working towards peace but willing to wade into the thick of it for her goals
>>30828085>Sunday HappeningsAll on a sunday.
>>30828039Eshe is our warden/ally, and though I don't know if Asher is the friend having kind of guy, I think he's fairly loyal to people he perceives as "on his side". Or at least willing to go through the motions of friendship.I think my thoughts on Asher always tie into him being of the Lawful Evil emperor personality type, kind of an asshole in his ambitions and mannerisms, but I think he has the responsibility and loyalty of a real leader, and that part of him is why people follow him.As for what powers I want to see? Subtle powers, lets go deeper into illusions, mind control, influencing people. I want to create shadowruns, not be caught up in them, if that makes any sense. I like the idea of us enshrouding areas in mist, and having illusions and thoughtforms antagonize the unfortunate sods that are trapped within.However, I don't want to overemphasize summons, because I want Asher to be powerful in his own right in combat, so I think we should find some niche area for fighting. Maybe be a lightning mage of some sort? We're already going down the weather path at this point (I think?) so it makes a little sense.
>>30828039Asher has no waifus. Eshe seems as close to a friend as Asher gets, and one of the few people he is somewhat honest to. And she's also hot as hell and often walks around naked, which is not a bad thing.Luck/fate powers, those would be obnoxious to deal with. A Bone with an atlatl, I just want to see someone hurl an iron spear through a tank. A Nerve with Space Control who can put things into pockets far too small for them, and make the distance between two points shorter and longer. A Vein who can make expendable duplicates of themselves. She's going to be extremely dangerous, and good at hiding in plain sight. She's cut off from the rest of the followers so she's going to be extremely efficient, pragmatic, and somewhat paranoid.>>30828060In case Asherah goes full psychobitch Eshe is ready to stab thousands of volts into her heart.
>>30828039I really want something to just blow shit apart, to be honest. Water's neat and all, but it just isn't as cool.
>>30828088Maybe once we've become super powerful we just send badass trusted summons on solo missions, then do a POV shift where Asher ASSUMES DIRECT CONTROL and we have full use of the summons abilities.
>>30828039>>Thoughts on Eshe: Is she your ally, your warden, your friend, or your waifu?Ally and meatshield>>What kind of powers might you be interested seeing in the future?I'm really looking forward to Alchemy. Also what >>30828116 said >I like the idea of us enshrouding areas in mist, and having illusions and thoughtforms antagonize the unfortunate sods that are trapped within.I've want to do that so bad. Leveling up Hydrokinesis to the point that we can sense everything around us and keep everyone else occupied with our summons and illusions and minions while we're untouchable behind dense ice if they can even manage to find us.
>>30828116Being a necromancer appeals to me a lot to, we could turn all our friends into shades over time, and get some dominion over shadow and death going. I'm pretty sure water already has a relationship with the duality between life and death, so going down the path to full blown lich-hood seems pretty sweet as well.
>>30828140>>30828116>>30828088>Norse>Illusions>Subtly>influencing peopleknow whose great at that sorta mind fuckery? Loki.Lucifer even said that Loki could be associated with him, and he seems like a good start to another mythology besides having ravens like Odin>whom I still want to try and ally with at some point
>>30828131>A Bone with an atlatlThat would be better in the hands of a vein or Nerve. The weapon itself wouldn't have any enhanced properties in a bone's hands. The day you see a spear flung through a tank is not all that far off however.>>30828131>and one of the few people he is somewhat honest to.Intersting. I could see that kind of relationship. She's kind of off limits because she's a sort of authority in the group while at the same time she speaks openly with Asher and he feels comfortable talking to her.That kind of friendship>waifu everyday.One ast somewhat ominous note before I effectively sign off for the night.In Over(Human)Limit, war is rapidly evolving. Not yet, but just wait.
>>30828177Loki's nice, but if we're going to Norse summons I really want to get into his daughter Hel's collection of beasts and summons, there's a pretty solid variety there to pick and choose from. >>30828185Well, it's not like an honest friendship would prevent us from tapping that nudist fish ass.
>>30828116If I had to make an example of the type of character Asher is, I would just say a less serious version of Light Yagami from Deathnote. I feel like that description gets the point across pretty easily, and that's what I play him as.
>>30828185>That kind of friendship>waifu everyday.It really is.>In Over(Human)Limit, war is rapidly evolving. Not yet, but just wait.This is totally about that time you came into QTG and started asking all about how the military would do things.So we can expect Bones with computers wired into them. Coolio.
>>30828204>spoilerEshe shits eggs on the bed, Aher jacks off on them and leaves.
>>30828204True, she would be a valued asset. and at some point either she'd lead to meeting Loki are vise versa
>>30828227We already met Loki. Sorta.
>>30828211Came up with other shit too. Too soon to implement it all because it'd be too soon in the timeline, but it's in the making.Names to know that have been mentioned here before.Olympus>Mentioned by DXII. No more is known other than the adolescent looking six month old originated from there.OverWatch>An organization created to employ and control terrorist actions committed by Overhumans.Ren .Co>A company that produces cutting edge technology such as the intelliphones that will be out by next year.I'll be putting these in the encyclopedia for reference.
>>30828236Granted. Not sure if that counts as actually meeting him though, or if Odin or something has to visit us in dream world to open those options>it shouldn't, but it could
>>30828257I forgot, what was the name of the place Omar went to in the first overhuman?
would there be a way to use spells to enhance others? like improved speed or adding lightning damage
>>30828284Use spells to enhance other spells? Or use spells to enhance other people?If the former, of course. Materia Firma is an example of this and how it's given Asher the ability to make water Solid regardless of phase.If the latter, that's a bit more difficult. Human's have natural magic resistance that *does not* differentiate from good or bad magic. Their bodies naturally resist it unless you make contact.It's like NEG with AT fields. If you don't penetrate the field, you can't affect what it's behind/lies within.
>>30828315so for example if we touched Hot Rod on the arm and "enchanted" him with lighting or slapped an ice blade on his arm it might work?
>>30828315But Bones can "eat" Nerve magic, so what if we tried to make a spell that enhanced the eater?
>>30828353>>30828344Often they convert it for their own uses. The raw for lacks the intuitive direction that Bones require to make their magic work. It is possible, though the dangers could outweigh the reward.Mind, when a bone isn't invoking their power, they're no stronger than an ordinary human under the ordinary laws of physics.It would actually be more likely that this tactic works on a vein.
>>30828387>It would actually be more likely that this tactic works on a vein.Helia rapidly becoming less uselss
What level was it where we can use Materia Firma on any of the -kinesis skills?
>>30828450At least the third, so Journeyman. iirc.
>>30828493>Unlock adept MF>Unlock umbrakinesisHave you ever wondered what would happen if you turned darkness into a gas? Cause I have.
>>30828387>Mind, when a bone isn't invoking their power, they're no stronger than an ordinary human under the ordinary laws of physics.Wait a fucking second.You had Eshe react to a the gunshot noise from an anti-tank round to bring up her bulletproofing before it hit her. Those rounds are supersonic. It would hit her before she could hear it.
>>30828862She got hit into the ground from it.No time to take in strength, she "armored up" on impact.She may not be a warrior as she claims but she's good enough to do that.She's not good enough to say, swat bullets out of the air or avoid it after it's already in mid-flight. The rounds would've also blown Helia, Hot Rod, and Aerin apart at the time regardless of their newbie defenses or not.