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Suptg Archive:

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

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

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Theme music:

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Notes on Rolls and Voting:

When I request rolls, each set of three rolls counts for one action. For example, a two-step plan would take the first 6 linked rolls. A particularly bad failure can interrupt a string of actions.

When rolling 1d100, I will consider criticals within the first ten linked rolls. Only criticals that occur in the first three rolls will be counted as "supercrits". This is still the case even if you'd have plan long enough to require more than ten rolls.

When rolling 1d20, the rules are the same, but I only consider criticals for the first five rolls, rather than ten. Criticals in the first three are still "supercrits".

When a plot choice results in extensive debate, I'll try to weed out the most popular trains of thought, and then call a vote on them. When voting, please respond with only a link back to the post and the number corresponding to your opinion. Other votes are discounted, including those with dice rolls or extra spaces.

Finally, note that this is not a democracy; it is a benevolent dictatorship.
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What if Delan is the fourth demon lord in hiding (since we couldn't sense a demon lord while in the palace) and the servant girls were his succubi summons and all of his talk was just a trick to bait us into helping him since the Avatar of Chaos would've informed the Demon Lords of our nature before expiring and how does Joey figure into all of this?
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Recent Events Summary:

Your enemies are still lacking a vital component of their plan, a component which may provide you with a window of opportunity to save Sir Flint. While Hemmelus's proposition of a mid-battle ambush using the power of Chronomancy is daring, to say the least. Hecate has told you she'd be able to donate enough power to make the spell a reality, and Auriel is more than happy to take advantage of the spell's unique properities using the Nemesis's new weapon systems. With Yi Fang leading your forces in battle, you're confident in your chances - if you can keep Sandalphon under control, that is.

Hecate assisted you on a Dream Walk. You were able to locate Donovan's dream, calm his nightmares, and tell him about the plan. He seemed a bit shaken, but lucid.

In telling Yi Fang about your greater plan, you revealed the truth of your origins. He took it rather well, all considered.

Thanks to your powers, Abigail's hand is restored, and then some. The Nemesis has been upgraded several times over, having cannabalized both the Ragnarok's weapons and the Jump Drive from the Noiralev's wreckage.

>con't
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The war meeting has come and gone. While Fang's battle plan went relatively unopposed, Sandalphon will be joining you when you infiltrate Kan-Abar to kill the summoners that are maintaining the demon lords. Of course, he needs them for his own plan - so his help is likely to be mixed. At the same time, you need his plan to be successful - up to the point that he brings Sir Flint out into the open.

After the meeting, you decided to place your teleport anchor at the battlefield in preparation, and then traveled to Kan-Abar to scout out the enemy headquarters and add the Earth mana pool there to your growing manaport network. The mages have seemingly been slowly corrupted by the demons - their minds are bent away from the possibility of compromise and peace. A young mage named Delan, that appears to have resisted this process, was almost cornered when he spoke his worries about the demons aloud, but having followed him through the palace, you snatched him from the jaws of death, along with a two of his servant aquaintences.

You're now back in Arland. It's about 3am - still pitch black. After today, there are 4 days until the attack commences.
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Ability Tree

GREEN abilities have been unlocked and learned.

BLUE abilties are unlocked, but are not yet purchased.

RED abilities are revealed, but locked due to prerequisites.

UNDERLINED abilities are active-use, as opposed to passive. Not all active abilities require mana.

All Revealed Ability Descriptions:

http://pastebin.com/xaDQ0HAy

Books the Main Character has read:

http://pastebin.com/dAXR00gP

Character Sheet including learned abilities and other important information:

http://pastebin.com/64VcuCVk
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>>31027932
wheRE WAS THE THREAD IN 10 MINUTES WARNING SHADUUWW MASTURR i was worried
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Current Statistics:

HP: 81/81
Mana: 73/76
EXP: 6

Shards of Order and Chaos:

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

--Summoned--

Wisp - 1 mana to order

--Automatons--

Vita (Shade)

--Equipment--

Utility belt with purse

--Inventory--

Aurora Water Gem (pocket)
Shade (pocket)

--Teleport Anchor--

Evinbrook Basin - on the highlands just west of the Tairns

--Current Location--

Evinbrook Basin

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Known Mana Pools:

Jacob's Field - entrance to Hecate's tomb - Spirit
Jacob's Field - Hecate's Chamber - Spirit
Palthair Mines - Magnock's Lair - Spirit
Archon - Spirit District - Spirit
Archon - Shadow District - Shadow
Archon - Earth District - Earth
Archon - Water Distric - Water
Haven - Shadow
Abbotsford - Shadow
Aurora - Water
Va'ad - South Generator - Earth
Va'ad - North Generator - Earth
Arland - Dryfeld - Water
Kan-Abar - Royal Gardens - Earth
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>Last time...

After Pocketing the two women, ou open up a portal, carefully trying to keep the magic under control, more so than usual. It takes you a bit longer, but you think you do a good job of it - at least, no demons come running to stop you, anyway.

You jump through your portal, and just like that, you're in the Evinbrook Basin, on the edge of the battlfield atop a few hills.

With some very odd cargo.

How do you get into these situations?

It's still dark out. You need to get these people out of your Pocket soon. The longer they're in there, the worse it gets.

You could let them out now, but it might be better to travel to Arland, first.

What do you do?

>let them out of your pocket and have a chat
>take them somewhere more private and then have your talk
>take them back to Arland; go to Yi Fang, who should still be awake
>take them back to Arland; Adavan will be able to pick their brains
>some other strategy
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>>31028056
>take them somewhere more private and then have your talk
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>>31028056
>take them somewhere more private and then have your talk
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>>31028056
I wonder if the Kanian mages have heard of John Nyx.
If they have, then that means we know they have spies in Arland.
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>>31028056
>>let them out of your pocket and have a chat
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>>31028056
>let them out of your pocket and have a chat
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>>31028056
>take them somewhere more private and then have your talk
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>>31028056
>How do you get into these situations?
/tg/
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>>31028056
>>let them out of your pocket and have a chat
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>>31028117
>>31028081
>>31028068

Any specific alternate location for this option?
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>>31028056
>take them somewhere more private and then have your talk
We need to get away from the demonic capital of the world.
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>>31028124
That reminds me.
Might also be a good idea to get intel on the enemy airship locations and pocket them as well. Keep them from ever reaching the fight.
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>>31028056
>take them somewhere more private and then have your talk
There is no way they could pose a threat to Shadow, so i think we are safe to just take them out while alone. If it doesn't go well we can pocket them again and take them to Adavan.
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>>31028136
I don't think these people realize we are on a random hillside far away from anything alone at night.
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>>31028136
Do they have anyone guarding that underground cave metatron was in?
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>>31028136
Hemmelus' room or somewhere similarly 'secret'. If we want to intimidate them we can take them to Hecate.
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>>31028136
To the edge of the great forest, past the Tairns river.

>>31028146
We're in the Evinbrook basin atm.
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>>31028136
Just some place away from everyone. Go on a mountain or something.
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>>31028192
Oh shit we're in evinbrook.
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>>31028136
Aren't we already in the middle of nowhere?
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Not that relevant, but Log Horizon season 2 confirmed and the author came for his third visit to /a/, so that's cool if you still care SM.
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>>31028056
It's gonna be silly me saying this, but could we possibly release them where there is some light, and talk to them with a HUMAN form? I think that'd be best for not scaring the hell out of them by just dropping them on the ground in during the pre-dawn hours.
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>>31028056
>>take them back to Arland; go to Yi Fang, who should still be awake
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>>31028192
Isn't Evinbrook crawling with demons?
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>>31028234
Damnit, I missed him AGAIN. When did he show up?
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>>31028263
The basin itself is currently empty of demons with the majority of the forces around Evinbrook itself, based on the info we have/afawk.
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>>31028279
>>31028234
The thread's still up
>>>/a/104187414
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>>31028186
>If we want to intimidate them we can take them to Hecate.
If we wanted to intimidate them, we could pick pretty much anybody we know aside from Joey.

Including OURSELVES.

We're going to have a hard enough time getting them (and especially the servants) calm enough that we can talk like reasonable people, and it's only going to get harder the longer they're left in our Pocket.

That said, a little longer in the Pocket to buy us some time to get to a place with furnishings so they feel somewhat safe rather than unceremoniously dumping them on a hillside probably goes a way to setting them at ease.

If we just let them out in the middle of nowhere, they're not going to know if we're just setting them free to wander on their own, or interrogating and then stuffing them back into darkness. If we do it in a building, with chairs and lights, they'll feel like we're at least trying to help them first and foremost.
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>>31028234

That's cool.

The latter half of the first season is still good, but it's a little slow-paced. I feel the season kinda tripped up a little when it focused on the kiddie band for five episodes straight. Two or three would have done the trick. Is the manga ahead on this stuff? I think it would actually work a lot better as a comic on a whole.

>>31028192
>To the edge of the great forest, past the Tairns river.

That works well enough. Writing.

If anyone wants to write-in questions or opening statements, it would save me us a prompt.
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>>31028326
>>31028240
Ehh.

Maybe.

Maybe we'll treat them like people. But I still kinda wanna scare 'em a bit. It's fun.
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>>31028341
>If anyone wants to write-in questions or opening statements, it would save me us a prompt.

Hello. Awkward 2 min silence. My name is John Nyx! My friends call me Shadow, and you were about to get soul sucked by your nations own summons! Terrible luck, that. These two gals here talked about you a bit, so I brought them along. They aren't insurance or anything, oh by the way would you like to defect to Arland, or say, Haven perhaps? By the way sorry about the whole pocket thing, I'll put a heater in it later.

>posting this just so the eloquent in-character dialogue anons know they're needed
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>>31028341
I think the manga is one of those "copy the anime to make more sales" things. They do have a manga about a side-story, however, dealing with the one kid who has the harem. Mite b cool.

In the end, the original novel seems to be the best format, which is to be translated up to chapter 6 out of 7, but I'm too lazy to read.
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>>31028341
Yeah, Scrub Horizon is probably my least favorite part of the series so far.
I can't speak for the manga but I liked the LNs a lot better than the anime, though I have yet to finish them.
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>>31028341
I just saved you. For no particular reason other than that you seem to be in need of saving. I was just spying around and than things happened and here we are.
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"Hello friends."
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>>31028417
>>31028470
>>31028480
Really REALLY in need of those eloquent anons....
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>>31028470
this
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>>31028341
Hi, I'm Erebus.
How are you?
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>>31028502
this
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>>31028491
meh
>>31028470
>>31028480
arent so bad. we are just in saying hi phase right now anyway. dont worry, we'll have questions to ask when we get past this.
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>>31028299
Fuck, I saw that thread, too.
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SO.

What an interesting feeling it would be to get thrown out of a sensory deprivation chamber into the cold night and be asked by a gravelly voice vague questions.

Ahh, the finer methods of scare tactics.
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>>31028341
"Where's Donovan?! Where is he!?!"
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>>31028665
I giggled.
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>>31028341
I don't have the EXACT wording, but something along the lines of "It's okay, you're outside the kingdom and far away from the demons. I am John Nyx and I could use your help in stopping the demons."
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>>31028341
We know Delan was going to be getting those two out, but we don't know where he was planning on getting them.

We'd like a little more information about Delan's suspicions that he was voicing to his fellow mages, and hopefully confirmation on who that guy was who seemed to be on to him (assuming it wasn't Nulis himself based on being Wind and Lightning rather than Fire like Obis. the ram's head motif might mean it is, but we don't know whether that's just a Kan-Abar thing or royal family-specific.)

Also whether there are other mages like him who would also be willing to flee, and how we might be able to find them. Or if he's the big-shot running the world's tiniest Kanian Underground Railroad, whether or not there's anything that he left behind that might implicate other smaller cogs in the machine.

Assure them that we're willing to take them to safety and aren't just going to let them loose in the woods to fend for themselves once we're done.
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>>31028717
IIRC the Imp on his shoulder we felt Wind and Lightning from, but the man we didn't feel anything from.

Fire magic stealth OP.
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You leap off the hilltop and spread your wings.

It's a dark night, no moon. The demonic armies are a few dozen miles north, so there are probably patrols around. You keep your aura suppressed and glide slowly.

You pass over a encampment set along the river. The glow of several fires show you where the tents of soldiers and mages are, but your night vision betrays the real size of the forward outpost - significant. The demons don't need light to see, either.

About an hour of careful flying later, you touch down at the border of the Great Forest. The dark wood rises up from the plains suddenly, like a cliff at the edge of the ocean. You use a bit of mana to form a few soft lights. They'll probably be frightened enough as it is.

>mana: 72/76

You pick a soft-looking spot on the grass and unPocket your three pieces of cargo.

>mana: 69/76

They fall on the ground with a sharp thump.

Immediately, shrieking fills the air. The old woman is bawling her eyes out and wailing as loud as she can - no words, just sounds. The girl is curled up into a ball and shivering.

Delan is the only one that manages any sort of composure. He's on his hands and knees, crawling across the ground toward the young woman. "Ph...phoebe. Pheeb. Is that you? Are you ok?"

"Delan?"

"I'm here. Where..."

Delan spots you. You've taken your human form to reduce the impact, but his eyes widen nonetheless. He falls back on his hands and scoots away, putting himself between you and the girl, Phoebe. "...who are you? What is this?"

"My name is John Nyx," you say. "I'm sorry about the rough treatment, but it was the only way I could get you of of the palace. The demons had you cornered."

"...you...Nyx - what - I don't..."

>con't
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>>31028749
>You feel a looming presence ahead. It feels like Wind and Lightning. It's strong, and it feels like it's keeping its true strength suppressed.

Pretty sure this wasn't just an imp, and judging by the elements of the Imp and who it seemed to be subservient to, it was probably the guy we ran into.
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"I was spying on the palace gardens when I found you," you say. "I overheard your conversation with the other mages and decided to follow you. When it looked like you were surrounded, I decided to get you out of there. You were clearly the only lucid one in the bunch, and I wasn't just going to let you die like that."

"...what was that dark place?"

"It's a pocket of space between here and the Nether," you explain. "It's a good way to store things, but it's not really built for people. I had no other way of getting out of there. It was that, or your life."

Delan takes a few long breaths. He starts to nod. "Ok. Ok. Shit. Thank you. That was really bad. I thought...I thought I was dead, honestly." Delan turns to the still-whining old woman. "Pamela, try to get it together. You'll attract attention." Pamela continues to whimper, albeit more quietly. Delan looks back at you. "Lord John Nyx. I've heard rumors about you. Thank you for saving me. Us." He rubs Phoebe's shoulder. She's starting to uncurl from her fetal position. "You doing okay, Pheeb?"

"...yeah. I'm ok."

Delan looks at the lights, then takes in the edge of the forest. "...woods? We're either in Felnoir or Vampiria. Or northern Kelvere?"

"Just at the edge of the Great Forest. Far eastern Kelvere."

"You sure travel fast. So, uh...what now?"

What do you ask of or say to Delan?

>write-in
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>>31028784

You judge that the presence you sensed was similar to the Imp, but stronger.

You aren't sure what that man's elements were; you didn't really have time to feel him out, and if he was a mage, he was pushing his aura low.
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>>31028799

"I'm part of an alliance of people who share your concerns about the demonic horde running freely in Kan-Abar.

Will you come with me to Arland and share whatever information you can? You could save many lives with your help."
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>>31028799
"Currently you have something that I'm information."
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>>31028784
>There's a man standing in front of you, a good ten yards away. His arms are folded behind his back. He's wearing heavy armor. A red cape is draped around his shoulders. It's painted with a ram's head.

>There's an imp sitting on the man's shoulder. It's leaning into his ear. It feels like Wind and Lightning.

And I'm pretty sure that last description decided which possessed those magics.
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>>31028846
That is one smooth line, I like it.
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>>31028846
I think this works quite well.
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>>31028799
Now, Delan, you're going to convince me your life was worth saving.
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>>31028846
Wow I am must be tire to fuck that up.
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>>31028840
Something along these lines, I'd hope.

>>31028846
...oh god.
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>>31028846
>"Currently you have something that I'm information."

wut
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>>31028822
>You judge that the presence you sensed was similar to the Imp, but stronger.
So could've just been a greater demon doing surveillance through a network of subservient imps, I guess?

Either way, stuff we might be able to get a better handle on by asking Delan.

>>31028853
Yeah, the Imp definitely was Wind and Lightning as well, but there was something way bigger than an Imp with a similar signature.

>>31028799
>>31028717
Some of this stuff.

In addition, maybe ask what sorts of rumors he's heard about us, because
>>31028085
This was a pretty good point.
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>>31028911
I'm sure you're a good car.
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>>31028799
"What kind of rumors, if I may ask?"

I think this is a sly way of getting him to tell us what the Kanians already know about us.
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>>31028940
>>31028960
I'll second "rumors" because tire dialogue anon I'm laughed.
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A helpful reminder to pack your extra dimension with pebbles.
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>>31028990
And meditate on those shards!
>it's like brushing your teeth, for twelve hours straight!
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>>31028799
If he would be willing to assist our efforts with knowledge about Kan Abar, then that would be helpful. Having him speak with Auriel would be helpful as well, she might ask some things we won't think of.

If he wishes for a new home, we could offer a place in Haven. A certain specialist friend of ours would have check him over if he decided to, though. No offense and all that, but these are times where you can't really be too careful especially when dealing with demons on this scale.
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>>31028799
"If you'd like, I can take you with me to my allies who are planning to fight the demons. I wouldn't use the pocket this time, I can simply carry you with me. Barring that, I will take you wherever you planned to go after you escaped."
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>>31028799
The fact that he amended our name with the Lord title absolutely proves that the Kanians have spies in Arland.
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I just realized we should have tried to land near a mana pool for easier transport. Flying for normal people is probably not the most pleasant experience.
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>>31028799
"...How have you heard rumors of me?"
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>>31029088
The terror will help tenderize them in preparation for their interrogation by Fang.
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Damn. Y'know, if fire magic is good for stealth then I think I may remember a hint we were given about one of the attendants at the get-together that we participated in after arriving in Arland, something about a guy twinkling with a bit of fire magic or something along those lines. I may be misremembering though.
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>>31029203

Need more vitae.
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>>31029219
>Shadowruns intensify
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>>31028799
We should definitely apologize to Pamela. Feel really bad for her.
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>>31029219
We kinda already did. Though I think moving them to somewhere with internal heating would be a better apology than anything else.
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>>31029302
>>31029281
>fucking links, how do they work?!
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"Well," you say, "I've got a few questions. I realize you're probably a little strained at the moment."

"...I owe you my life, more or less," Delan says. "And I think my friends need a bit more time to unwind, so go ahead."

"You said you heard rumors about me?"

Delan nods. "Well, yeah. Apparently you're the leader of the angelic schism, have founded some kind of secret society that has forged an alliance between Archon and Arland, which everyone thought would hate one another for the rest of eternity, and you tend to fly in the face of the Ring City. Which puts you up there with the Archmage, if I'm honest. M'lord."

"John is fine. I'm not really a titles kind of guy." You think for a moment. "What were you trying to do back there, exactly?"

"Go to the kitchens, like you must have heard," Delan says. "Phoebe and I are...involved, and I wanted to get her out of the city before something happened. I thought that if a few other mages were on my side, our chances of escaping would go up. Those men were all my friends. I've known two of them since we studied together in the capital's university. You saw how they were acting. The demons got to them. And then...they already had me penned in, I guess. All it took was admitting that I wasn't loyal to the cause."

"So the demons are influencing the Kanian mages at large?"

>con't
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>>31028799

"I'm at a bit of a loss as to what I should do with you. Saving you was a high risk gamble that has already altered that Imp that something was amiss. So the question is, what can you do for me?"
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Delan nods. "Every summoner knows you put your demons away when you're done with them. Intelligent tools are a double-edged sword. Sure, they're powerful, and can use magic - but that means they'll try to bend the magic you used to summon them. Or bend you, if they can. Right now, the demonic army has been kept in place, fully summoned, for over a year. And they're changing. I tried to keep good habits, kept desummoning my own minions. I knew something was wrong when the orders went out to contradict basic good practice and have a standing army of mostly demons. I should have left sooner...but..."

"I don't blame you," you say. "Just listening to them was a little disturbing. Is the effect reversible?"

"Well, it's the demons doing it. Their influence presses down on their summoners, especially if the summonder exceeds a safe capacity. So if they were killed...it wouldn't be instant reversion, but that influence would drop away, and over a week or two they'd probably go back to normal."

"Can you tell me anything about your forces, or how you heard about me? They must have spies in Arland."

Delan shakes his head. "I just heard through the grapevine. Barracks talk. Don't know where the info came from. But as far as our forces go...is there anything in particular?"

"We have a good grasp of your numbers and position, but what about the demon lord in Kan-Abar? We know about the other three, but not that one."

Delan nods. "I've felt him before. It's Wind and Lightning, an extremely powerful mage-type. It itself commands a significant group of devils that it summoned up from the Nether - all mages of the same element. They all have a bevy of Imps under their command. You probably saw them."

You nod. "Any traits I should know about?"

>con't
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"Lightning for offense, mostly. They're extremely fast because of their combination magics, but physically weak. Well, relatively speaking. If you could get close enough, you could probably do some damage."

You smile. "I'm pretty fast myself. I'll keep that in mind." You think a moment. "Who was that man back there? With the ram painted on his cape?"

"It wasn't painted, it was woven with magic," Delan says. "And that was King Nulis himself."

"...I see. What can you tell me about him?"

"What's there to tell?" Delan asked. "He ran his brother out because he was jealous over his fiance and his popularity. He wanted to use Kan-Abar's power to expand while Vampiria, Archon, and the empire squabbled over 700-year-old feuds. Obis wanted to build a merchant empire and lead through trade. They just had a different way of looking at the world."

"Is he strong?"

"A very powerful fire mage," Delan says, "on-par with any other greats you could name. I think he's personally responsible for two of the demon lords."

Is there anything else you ask Delan?
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>>31029426
CONSUME!
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>>31029426

Ask him if he wants to meet with the other leaders of the alliance.

No doubt they could use the information he has better than we can.
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>>31029426
Tell him that we're going to take him and his friends to meet some important people. No harm will come to them, but it is recommended that they speak truthfully about any detail, however small.
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>>31029426
"What do you plan on doing now?"
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>>31029426
Take him to Atlantis and strap his body on the Keystone while we reattach the other gem so Leviathan has the sacrifice he needs to resurrect himself.
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>>31029426
Apart from coming with me to Arland to reveal anything else you may know, what's your plans for the future?
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>>31029443

Good to see Drakxis is doing well.

>>31029426

Lets escort him to The Alliance, we aren't exactly the strategic mastermind. Arcturis and Obis might have something to ask of him though. Lets offer him asylum for his cooperation. We can't just let him go at this point for obvious reasons.
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>>31029426
Now we give him to Fang
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>>31029495
This

Also as him if he'd like to meet Obis.
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>>31029495
>>31029473

You fold your arms. "You'll be a lot safer in Arland. And a few important people are going to want to talk to you."

Delan leans back. He shakes his head. "...I would really prefer not to do something like that."

"Any reason why?"

"...I'm sure you already figured they have spies in Arland," he says. "Maybe not in your upper leadership, but people close enough to get a vague idea of what you're planning. If they see me...you don't understand what Nulis has become. He's vindictive. He'll hunt me down and put my head on display just to terrorize others like me into obedience. My plan was to leave Kan-Abar and sail for Ulund, or may stopping at Heavensgate. Loose myself in the big city. Mages can always find work, especially with a war on."

What do you say to him?

>insist that he accompany you to Arland immediately
>promise that you'll keep things private and take him where he wants to go afterward
>take him where he wants to go without bringing him to Arland
>leave him to his own devices
>some other strategy
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>>31029377
>Which puts you up there with the Archmage, if I'm honest. M'lord.
Awww. The public opinion of us is that we're like Yi Fang.

FUCKING RIP HIM APART FOR THAT INSULT
TEAR INTO HIS SOUL AND PUNCH HIS SOULS' DICK
CONSUME HIM FROM WITHIN STARTING FROM HIS STOMACH BY INKING A TENDRIL DOWN HIS THROAT

DESTROY THIS MOTHERFUCKER
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>>31029583
bring some of the other guys out to meet him for questions
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>>31029583
CONSUME.
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>>31029583
>The only situation in the quest where having Disguise would actually be useful
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>>31029583

Lets take him to the Nemesis for now and only let our most trusted circle know of him. We can keep him safe. Letting him go right now is simply not an option.
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>>31029583

Offer him sanctuary in Haven as a compromise. Get Auriel to or someone to question him, politely, there.
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>>31029583
>promise that you'll keep things private and take him where he wants to go afterward
"Are you quiet so sure, Nullis being as vindictive as you say, that he wouldn't still find and hunt you down even if you were to try to vanish in the big city?"
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>>31029583
Tell him he's only going to be meeting the upper leadership. We have ways of keeping him safe from Nulis.

Like putting him on the Nemesis.

Yes, that's the safest place.
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>>31029583
"I could take you somewhere else (The Maker town place near Haven?) and then have people come to you. It wouldn't take much time at all."
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>>31029583
We could leave him in the pocket, then bring Obis into the pocket to discuss strategy.
I like the pocket, in case you can't tell.
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>>31029583
>>promise that you'll keep things private and take him where he wants to go afterward
"I just snuck into the heart of Kan-Abar and escaped with all of you without being detected. I can keep you undetected until you speak with my friends. Afterwards, I will take you wherever you wish to go.
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>>31029583
So they know about the strike plan, the secondary stealth party, the distraction with Sandalphon, and the presence of the Nemesis.

Greeeaaaat. Fuck spies.
Or, rather, get FANG to fuck the spies.
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>>31029656
I don't think you understand just what sensory deprivation means.
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>>31029667
That just means we have to alter our plans, via mindspeak, specifically in a way that we assume they know exactly what we're planning and how we're going about it based on the "free information" but only act on the information we have planned secretly, via mindspeak.
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>>31029583
>>promise that you'll keep things private and take him where he wants to go afterward
As long as he doesn't talk publicly about where he plans to go, there's nobody who knows where he's going to be once we're done talking.

And hell, maybe after chatting with Obis he might get a bit of perspective on Nulis' vindictiveness. Maybe even feel like living in fear of one guy might not be the best way to live.
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>>31029667
>the secondary stealth party, the distraction with Sandalphon,

The main strike plan is impossible to hide because of the large level of public preparation, but it's worth noting that discussion of the stealth party and distraction were limited to the highest level of talks only. Furthermore, the exact battle plan is still very much top secret.

After the public incident of the Nemesis against two imperial airships, they're probably aware of the Nemesis's existence, if not its capabilities.
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>>31029583
what type of mage is Delan?
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>>31029781

Fire.
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>>31029781
the kind you CONSUME
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>>31029763

So because of sandalthong, our stealth capability is diminished somewhat? He really is hedging every single fucking one of his bets on Hyperion isn't be?
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>>31029763
>they're probably aware of the Nemesis's existence, if not its capabilities

Speaking of which, Kan-Abar has some airships that our carrier might find palatable.
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>>31029814
Same with Kelvere.

Though realistically speaking I'd be fine with leaving any airships we steal inside our pocket, and then return them to Obis and the Duke (for whoever would own which) after the war.
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>>31029583
We do have Adavan...
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>>31029798
Delan is digging himself a hole he might not soon be able to climb out of SM, the CONSUME option is looking more and more enticing.
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"You just vanished into thin air when you had the least chance of escaping," you tell Delan. "He's probably frustrated already. If what you're saying is true, hiding in a city won't save you. Kan-Abar probably has at least eyes in most cities. Every other nation seems to."

"...I could lay low until after the war."

"Do you think that will work."

Delan rubs the back of his neck. He sighs. "...maybe?"

"Right. I'll take you to Arland the old-fashioned way," you tell him. "Prince Obis will want to speak to you. Among others."

"...I guess I don't have much of a choice."

What do you do?

>fly them to Arland - bring him to Fang
>fly them to Arland - set them up with rooms for the night, then introduce them to your allies in the morning
>some other strategy
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>>31029847
While we would certainly take them out of the fight that way, I think it would be wise to turn them over to Obis or the Duke immediately so that they could be used against the enemy, if we didn't feed them to the Nemesis.
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>>31029882
Could we use Adavan to detect the spies?
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>>31029882
>>fly them to Arland - set them up with rooms for the night, then introduce them to your allies in the morning
For the love of god be sneaky about it. Maybe even stay in the general area until morning to ensure that there aren't any spies.
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>>31029894
I'm completely sold on that idea anon. I guess I got pocket vision or something for not seeing it, as it could probably double or triple our air superiority.

Damn that's a good idea.

>>31029882
>fly them to Arland - set them up with rooms for the night, then introduce them to your allies in the morning
Make sure we guard their room, from the inside.
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>>31029882
>fly them to Arland - bring him to Fang and Obis
>get a room for his women
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>>31029882
Fly them to Arland. When we're close enough, notify Fang, Adavan, and whoever else doesn't sleep to wake the inner circle and prepare to receive defectors.
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>>31029938
Having allies that also don't sleep is such a nice advantage.
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>>31029882
>some other strategy

Bring them to Obis first, there his vassals technically.
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>>31029936
>Make sure we guard their room, from the inside.

So fucking much this. Lets start putting that army of shadow mages to use on counter espionage. Lets have them start looking for wind/lighting mages/demons that should not be in Arland as well.
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>>31029882
wake Obis up if we have to, bring him the mage.
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>>31029996
>>31029994
>>31029966
>>31029938
>>31029936

Okey dokey.
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>>31029882
>>fly them to Arland - set them up with rooms for the night, then introduce them to your allies in the morning
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Anyone else think we should Deep Focus in to try and find some wind/lightening imps when we get back?
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So. What was our todo list again?
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>>31030113
fuck shit up.
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>>31030113
>Save the Flint
>Save the World
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>>31030135

bets on Sandles 'Hyperion Summoning Ritual' just opens up the core?
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>>31030113
1. Feed all existing aircraft to the Nemesis.
2. Pocket Sandalphon.
3. Troll Melody and Fang.
4. Respawn Leviathan next to a mana pool.
5. Immediately unpocket Sandalphon.
6. Manaport out.
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>>31030113
>free leviathan
>meditate on shards
>pocket enemy airships and transfer them to our side

Some other stuff but I think that's most of it for now.
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>>31030173

SM only knows what kind of bullshit that fucked up spell will do if we let is happen. It might summon Hyperion, it might summon Chaos herself, it might destroy everything...

How the fuck does Sandalthong know how to summon a elemental lord?
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>>31030113
There's a dinner tonight/tomorrow night, I think. Where we need to ship Melody and Fang together to get the Staff of Winds support from the BL.
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>>31030212

I am very keen on that feeding airships to our airship idea.
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>>31030219
I doubt Sandalphon himself figured it out. Maybe Michael personally researched the spell in between raping innocents.
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>>31030219
>using SM as a replacement for God
The Plan is coming along nicely.
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>>31030219
>>How the fuck does Sandalthong know how to summon a elemental lord?

Thats a good question. Also, how would you summon one in the first place, I thought Hyperion was just DEAD? Are the Elemental Lords like demons? Maybe he'll summon A Hyperion, but not THE Hyperion?
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>>31030264

Or Chaos fed him the information. Or something else.
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>>31030237
Gotta Eat Em All.
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>>31030284
They were Banished into the Core.
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>>31030237
I'm more keen on giving them to our allies to help the war effort.
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>>31030219

Well, Hecate's analysis seems pretty telling.

She basically said that the sigil was drawn by an idiot and that the Demon Lords shouldn't really be necessary at all for the summoning.

>Sandals doesn't really know what the fuck he's doing either
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Guys, what if Sandalthong kills Leviathan?

Leviathan is gonna be crazy weak after waking up and Sandalthong is crazy strong.

If Dave is almost as strong as Hyperion and Sandals is half as strong as Dave then Sandals is a little less than half as strong as an Elemental Lord and Leviathan won't be near half strength.

And you know Sandalthong won't even hesitate to kill a Lesser Elemental Lord.
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Why are we setting them up with rooms? He told us Nulis is a vindictive fuck, if a spy hears about some fire mage showing up and being given rooms out of the blue, JUST after a fire mage escaped by disappearing out of thin air from in front of Nulis, you think he might put two and two together and Delan probably won't survive the night? But I'm sure he'll be safe right? Like Donovan was safe?
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>>31030344
Opposite.

Hemmelus said that Sandals was an idiot. It all made perfect sense to Hecate.
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>>31030344
>Can't solve the problem for a complex summoning sigil
>just throw in four Demon Lords worth of power, that should do the trick
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You shrug. "You don't. But you'll be surrounded by some of the most powerful mages in the world. I'll guard you myself."

Delan manages a smile. "...I guess that makes me feel a bit better."

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You try to ignore the shrieking Pamela on the flight down to Arland. Delan apologizes for her over the rush of the wind. Phoebe, to her credit, bites down and keeps her eyes closed.

Luckily, the screaming ball of old age doesn't attract attention.

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The door opens. A slightly disheveled Prince Obis comes in. Considering it's barely light out, you forgive him for not appearing at his best.

You're sitting in the room with Yi Fang, Lien Adavan, and Melody, the Black Lady. Delan sits on a chair, shrinking back away from the intimidating figures. Phoebe and Pamela are in an adjacent room, watched over by Ila and one of Melody's bodyguards.

Fang has been quizzing Delan for a solid twenty minutes, asking any number of questions concerning many minor things you wouldn't have normally thought important. Most of Delan's answers amount to 'I don't know', but he is able to provide some extra information. You pay especial attention when he talks about Kan-Abar's defenses - those fire-towers are powerful magical emplacements meant to take down airships and any other airborne foes. You're glad you weren't spotted on the way in.

He's elaborated somewhat about the fourth demon lord. It is the strongest of the four - they've each gotten progressively stronger. Fang believes that's a natural outcome of the other demon lords helping to summon more powerful successors. The first two were the physically powerful demon that morphs and mutates, along with the demon that seems to rely on poison and disease as a means of attack. The third, the demon that has powerful shadow magic and good physical strength, is a level higher than them. The fourth is yet another tier of power higher. Some whisper it could put up a fight against an elemental lord.

>con't
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>>31030388
That is not two and two.

That's like 1752747 and 228746i taken to the 37th power.
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>>31030378
I think we'll be better able to gauge that possibility after freeing him, and that it's best not to assume his capabilities in either direction for now.
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>>31030378
Then we weaken Sandalphon and get rid of another crazy asshole at the same time.

I doubt Shadow would actually do that, though.
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You're also glad you decided not to push your luck alone in the capital.

Obis moves between Adavan and Fang. He looks down at the man. "...you are Delan Assan?"

Delan stares. "...my prince. I..." Delan's face crumples. "Everything is wrong. Nulis is mad. He's gone mad."

"...it's that bad."

"Worse, from what I can tell," Fang says. "This is going to be close. Too close."

"...have you any word of Kullia?" Obis asks. "Is she alright?"

"She is said to be sequestered in the palace's lower levels," he says, "and in good health. But..."

"But what?"

"She...I believe she is working in concert with Nulis, your highness."

Obis draws back. "What? That makes no sense at all."

"A few men said...after you left...they said she'd plotted against you with him. She distracted you while he seized began consolidating power in your blind spot."

"I won't hear it," Obis said. "By the elements, that's true madness."

"That very emotion may have been the weakness that enabled your downfall," Fang says. "She would be counting on your rationalizations."

Obis's face flashes in a rare moment of anger. "Archmage, do not test me here. I am as sure as the desert is hot. She is no traitor. Nulis acted alone, or with someone else. Kullia...perhaps he means to make me doubt her. Make us doubt her. Another wedge in the gaps."

"...that is possible," Melody says gently, "but the simplest explanation is usually correct."

"No," Obis says. "I refuse to believe it."

Do you say anything, or allow the moment to pass?
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>>31030479
"We'll find the truth when we get there. All we can do is wait. But for the record, Obis, I trust your judgment."
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>>31030479
"Looks like you got whipped son, I got 99 problems but a demon lord summoning wench ain't one."
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>>31030479
1. SNEAK into palace.
2. SOFTLY THRUST into lower levels.
3. Pocket Kullia and teleport out.
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>>31030479
let it pass
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>>31030479
Go up to Obis and put our hand on his shoulder "One way or another we'll find out in a few days"
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>>31030479
"Have yet to see any evidence that would suggest otherwise."
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>>31030479
We should probably mention what we've heard about this.
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>>31030543
Best Plan.
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>>31030569
Oh shit yeah, we heard about "a crazy woman manipulating Nulis" back at jacobs field.
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>>31030479
"Forgive me Obis, but we are at war, and we must consider every possibility a likelihood."
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>>31030479

"In Jacob's Field, I heard soldiers talking about how Nulis was a puppet and how Kullia was the one who was responsible for the summonings. At the time I thought it irrelevant, but given new information..."
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>>31030569
Yeah. This needs to be mentioned.
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>>31030479

Lets take Obis aside.

"Why are you in this war? Is it for the good of your people? Or a single woman? I won't judge you either way, we will find out the truth of the matter soon enough. I can make another expedition into Kan-Akbar to try and find something out if you really wish me to. They should be expecting spies now but I also have an idea of what to expect from them."
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>>31030569
Yes. Let's mention that we've heard similar rumors before.

And to tell Obis that learning this from one of the mages in the capital does all but confirm it,

but that we'll know when we get to the palace.

>>31030479
Ask Obis This:
"What will you do if Kullia is the anchor for the other two demon lords?"
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>>31030479
>Kan-Abar AA towers

Can we ask Delan how much bombardment is required to take these down?
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>>31030646

We could go back in and sabotage them.
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>>31030636
>"What will you do if Kullia is the anchor for the other two demon lords?"
DAMN

that's gonna shake him up a bit
maybe thas what he needs, yo

>>31030646
i think that, it would be all smart like, if we were to go into kan-abar on that stealth mission to have a big part of the stealth team disabling the AA towers, all stealthy and shit, like ninjas.
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>>31030636
Ouch. Say this.
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>>31030636
won't be an issue, we'll have killed her first
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>>31030636
You know he's gonna punch us in the face for saying that, right?
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>>31030701
>You have lost 20 points with Obis
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>>31030767

Yes, probably. But we will not hold it against him.
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>>31030479
I feel like we should stay open to the possibility that the rumors are just that, rumors.

Like it's hardly the first time someone like her was treated as a scapegoat.
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>>31030767
He'll break his hand or it will just go through and do nothing if Vaporal 25% chance activates.
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>>31030836
We'll keep to that for sure, as we're not really confirming anything right now. We're just trying to keep Obis open to the worst possible scenario.
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>>31030479
Just say 'consider it'.
then move on?
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>>31030836

We really should use the mana pool we have access to to drop a few shadow mages into Kan-Abar so they can do some independent recon before the battle. And maybe some sabotage.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9TtYbt7mCg

"Obis," you say, "something that bears mentioning. When I was in Jacob's Field, while the first battle at Evinbrook was taking place, I heard soldiers talking about how Nulis was a puppet. They mentioned a she that was responsible for the summonings. At the time I dismissed it, but...I suspected. And this is more evidence to the fact that Kullia may not be our friend."

"She is absolutely loyal," he says. "I have no doubt."

"Inspiring," Fang says, "but emotional decisions do not a king make."

"This isn't emotional," Obis says. "She simply would not betray us like that. It's not in her. Unless she's an incredible actor, unless she fooled me from the word go - "

Fang's interruption echoes in thought - pointedly excluing Delan. <Unless it was all part of a greater plan to pit Kan-Abar against the Empire in a justifiable war so that Sandalphon can achieve the greater goal of bringing forth Hyperion. I understand that Kullia is a noble from the empire, yes? I had thought Vellik's theory too convoluted for Sandalphon. He tends to favor the blunt approach of overwhelming and immediate force. But a man can have many ideas in 700 years.>

Obis stares at the wall. His eyes look set to burn holes in the tapestries.

"It's possible that these rumors are just that," you say. "But this is a war. We have to consider every possibility."

"That is one I will not consider!" Obis says.

What do you do?

>press him. "What will you do if Kullia is the anchor for the other two demon lords?"
>take a neutral stance. "One way or another, we'll get to the bottom of things soon."
>back off the assertion. "I trust your judgement, Obis. It's only important that we don't leave anything off the table."
>some other strategy
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>>31030920
>press him. "What will you do if Kullia is the anchor for the other two demon lords?"
Time to consider the worst scenario, Obis.
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>>31030920
>press him. "What will you do if Kullia is the anchor for the other two demon lords?"
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>>31030920
>press him. "What will you do if Kullia is the anchor for the other two demon lords?"

Prepare for dickpunch.
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>>31030920
>take a neutral stance. "One way or another, we'll get to the bottom of things soon."

Too much is unknown. We should not close any doors. We should spy more.
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>>31030920
>press him. "What will you do if Kullia is the anchor for the other two demon lords?"

Oh no, not that Avatar of Chaos bitch again.
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>>31030920
>press him. "What will you do if Kullia is the anchor for the other two demon lords?"
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>>31030920
time to lay down the real talk
lay it on him shadow mizzle
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>>31030920
>press him. "What will you do if Kullia is the anchor for the other two demon lords?"
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can we at least remove delan if we're going to provoke obis
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>>31030920
>Press him.
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>>31030920
>back off the assertion. "I trust your judgement, Obis. It's only important that we don't leave anything off the table."

Leave the guy alone.
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>>31030920
>take a neutral stance. "One way or another, we'llget to the bottom of things soon."
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>>31030920
Well he either freaks out a lot now, or a lot later when his life is on the line. It was 'nice' of Fang and Melody to point out how tunnel visioned he's being, but this can only end in tears.
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Obis will forgive us once he calms down from this. He's level headed
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>>31030920
>press him. "What will you do if Kullia is the anchor for the other two demon lords?"
He needs to realize it's a possibility.
He doesn't need to like it, or believe it, but a wise man would prepare for it.
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>>31030920
We should probably say we're not saying she betrayed him, but the impossible has happened before, such as Erebus bringing all the nations together like this. This is a time were we have to consider every possibility, because anything IS possible.
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>>31030920
If we're going to press him, we should at least hedge slightly.

Summoning of ANY amount of demons, lords or no, for long periods begins to pollute the summoner's mental state. It's possible that even if she WASN'T traitorous, she could've been compelled to it by demonic influence.

She's confined to the castle, so maybe she is simply being used as the anchor for some of the demon lords rather than having willing summoned them herself.

We don't need to make him accept the possibility that she betrayed him, but we DO need to make him acknowledge the possibility that he may need to choose between her and his country.

Baby steps.
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inb4 his response is
"WELL WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF ABIGAIL WAS THE ANCHOR FOR THE OTHER TWO DEMON LORDS?!"
or something narmy along those lines
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>>31031091
I guess I'll second "easing" into it. It does seem more like a buildup than it does baby steps, though.
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>>31031106
lol.
WHAT IF YOUR FACE WAS THE ANCHOR
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>>31031106
that would make her worth so much exp
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>>31031106
Then we would do what must be done.
We wouldn't enjoy it. We'd probably spend the rest of our days thinking about it.
But we'd do what needed to be done.
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>>31031106
>implying Abigail could roll well enough to do it
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>>31030920
>take a neutral stance. "One way or another, we'll get to the bottom of things soon."
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>>31031151

Now I have an image of Shadow going to Abby GIVE ME THE EXPS while she goes "whut?"

next image is shadow sucking on her head while she looks horrified/confused
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>>31031147
>>31031151
>>31031162
>>31031163
Four types of people.
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>>31031151
I wonder if we could consume abigail with enough votes
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>>31031091
This. No outright accusations.
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>>31031195
Pressing him isn't an outright accusation in the first place, even. Though it's a good idea to make sure he knows that.
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>>31031187

She would never see it coming. Just think of all the modifiers we have in favor of consuming her.
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>>31031182
nah, its shadows hypothetical thought process when asked that question
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>>31031091
lolwut your just so good at this game
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>>31031214
>>31031187
What happens if we consume artifact?
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>>31031187

probably, but that would be like buying and customising a Lamborghini, then dropping it into a car crusher...

logistically, it is a horrendous waste of resources, no return on investment...
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>>31031233

We can't. We tried to consume the sword before we reforged it into Hammer. It simply did not work. So all that would be left would be a prosthetic artifact hand.
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>>31031235
except EXP
and the glory of SM writing that scene
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We need to attend a party in Kan-Abar, kill the piano player and take his place, then from there, assassinate all the guests by playing the BoƮte Diabolique.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mE0takm9TX0
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>>31031261
Moonsong wasn't an artifact.
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>>31030920
We should press him, but not quite that hard.

Ask him "what would you do in a worst case scenario?"
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>>31031235
>>31031271
Then we give the hand to Ila, by consuming her hand just a bit, and then Arbiter Ila, and tell her to get her revenge however she wants. And then we're truly Erebus!
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>>31031261
The moonsong wasn't an artifact. Erebus literally ripped out one of his shards and gave it to Dave.
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"Obis," you say.

"Just leave it be."

"I can't," you say.

"You'd better."

"No," you say. "You're my friend, and I'm not letting you be ram-headed to the point of obliviousness. Maybe Kullia is loyal. But you know what the demons are doing to the mages, to the people in that city. You haven't been in the city for two years. Delan was able to avoid being influenced, but if she's been exposed to Nulis, to demon lords directly, for an extended time, who knows what's in her head? There might come a moment when you have to make the difficult choice. You can either think about it now, and try to prepare yourself, or you can freeze up later. And I'm not walking into Kan-Abar with you having not considered the possibility that is right in front of you. You have to ready yourself for the worst-case scenario."

"...I won't bother throwing your own arguments back at you," Obis says, "because I know what you're trying to say." He looks at Delan. "Young man. You know to keep quiet, yes?" Delan nods furiously. "You'll be under our protection until all this is over. Now. I've got a few questions for you."

Obis pulls up a chair - as far away from Fang as possible, on the other side of Melody.

What do you do now?

>information requests from Delan
>leave the room to tackle other tasks
>speak with an ally

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Currently, your only set obligation before the battle is your double-date with Fang, Melody, and Abigail much later in the evening.
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>>31031301
>>31031287

Fair enough then. What happens if we do consume an artifact?

in b4
>Why don't you try?
From SM.
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>>31031326
>>information requests from Delan
HOW TOUGH ARE THE AA TOWERS

A surgical strike via cloaked Nyxystyx would shake them the fuck up and have them pull troops back I think.
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>>31031326
Tell Fang and Melody we'll see them at dinner.

Inquire with Hecate on the possibility of freeing Leviathan, and his history as an elemental lord as well, since we're lacking a bit of first hand accounts.
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>>31031326

meditate on Resolve
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>>31031326
>information requests from Delan

Lets get some specifics on those towers. We gonna sabotage those bitches. If he doesn't know, then he will tell us who we need to abduct to acquire such information.
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>>31031326
time to boost a shard, I nominate Peace.
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>>31031271
You really think he would write that scene?
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>>31031326
leave. Meditate.
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>>31031326
Then after the date, we'll have two full days left, right?
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>>31031326
Free Leviathan.
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>>31031477
we need at least a full day to free Leviathan, we can do that after the date and the we can spend the rest of the time meditating and feeding enemy air ships to our super sit ship
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>>31031457

After today there are four days left.

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>>31031408

"Actually," Delan says, "I was in charge of one of the towers. I know quite a bit about them. They're not really powerful alone, but they focus fire on a target in sync to produce a combination effect. There are 152 of them scattered through the city."

"Would it be possible to bombard them?"

Delan nods. "Yes - they have some shielding, but an airship's cannons would be able to take them out. The real problem is the numbers. Taking one down, or even a dozen, wouldn't effect the overall power much. They are fueled from the Fire mana pool, though. If you could disrupt the containment equipment there, you could bring them all down at once."

"That's under the palace?"

"Yeah. Normally you wouldn't have a chance of getting in there in once piece...but if it's you..."

"We'll see."

What now?

>meditate until your date
>some other strategy
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>>31031560
>meditate until your date
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>>31031560
I wanna talk to Hecate about Leviathan as a potential ally, actually ask her opinion on how much he could/couldn't help, and then Meditate on Resolve/Peace until the date.
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>>31031560
meditate
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>>31031560
We need to scout out that fire pool. Take it out the day before the attack. They won't have time to fix it.
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>>31031560
>meditate until your date
Resolve or Peace
After that, we get to work on Leviathan.
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>>31031560
>Erausre the mana pool.
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>>31031598

What we need to do is test ourself on a "greater element" pool.
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>>31031560
Meditate
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>>31031326
>>speak with an ally

Follow up on the slave-trafficing thing ila was looking into.

Also, we *need* to talk to melody alone, and how we need the staff of winds for our air-ship attack - and how keeping things from fang is going to make the staff's location harder to explain when it comes up.
Either she needs to come clean to fang
or we need to ask to hold onto it, because us keeping it from fang is way more believable than she being melody *and* being responsible for hurting abby's hand. (even though we fixed it, its an insult/injury to his family stemming from his own arrogance in the first place)
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>>31031560
Delan is still here?
CONSUME!
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>>31031560
Go poke the wind mana pool to see what happens.

If nothing happens, meditate Resolve
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>>31031624

I like this idea. It might have HORRIBLE consequences, but I like it.
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>>31031629
2nding
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>>31031629
Well we have the wind pool right here. Let's make it happen.
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>>31031618
second
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>>31031624
this is not necessary or recommended, obis will need it once the country is his. We can disable their containment easily enough
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>>31031659
>>31031663

Yeh, I say we should do it. But I don't think we should test it in a populated area. Lets see if there are any pools far FAR away from civilization that we can use for this test.
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>>31031686
Nothing bad's gonna happen. It's just a mana pool. Relax.
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>>31031639

you sure are hungry today Darkxis

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It seems like there's a main contingent that just wants to meditate until the date, followed by everyone that wants to take care of all the bells and whistles.

Why don't we meditate now, and then deal with the other things one-after another when you basically have nothing but free time?

Yes?

It's five in the morning, so your meditation would put you at roughly 5 pm. That's enough time to take Melody aside if you'd like to talk to her in private before the date begins.

Let's keep a list here.

>test a shadowy appendage in the Wind mana pool
>speak to Hecate about Leviathan
>collect strong rocks for kinetic bombardment
>meditate all shards to MAXIMUM POWER
>add to list here
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I wonder if we would've gotten a powerup from touching the core shadow shell.

Maybe we should do that.
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>>31031696

>Arcturis: DID YOU FUCKERS BLOW UP ANOTHER PART OF MY CITY!?
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>>31031705
That seems just about right. Add scouting out the fire pool before shit hits the fan.
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>>31031725
>Shadow: Nope. Your mana pool did. Wasn't my fault. Don't blame me for this.
>flees
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>>31031705
>>test a shadowy appendage in the Wind mana pool

It's time... To blow up another part of Arland.
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>>31031705
That's an okay list for now, my addition would be stealing enemy airships and giving our allies air superiority with them. Duke Vellik, Arland, specifically.

Not the Ring City.
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>>31031636

Both of these.


Also, go convince those Bitch-angels like raphael and the one who starts with C to join our side.
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>>31031705
I like this
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>>31031705
>test a shadowy appendage in the Wind mana pool
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>>31031636
There's little point to implicating Prule at this time, he's on our side by default as of now. Ila can get her Justice later.

>>31031760
Auriel was handling that.
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>>31031760
Champagne?
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It's a good thing we can get Arcturis to Xile and that massive pile of gold. Otherwise we would be destroying and risking all of his shit for nothing.
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>>31031760

Charmeine
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Alrighty.

Which two shards do you meditate on? (you can meditate on the same one twice, as well)

Current status:

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

What is your general topic of conversation when you bring Melody aside?

I'll combine these into a larger update.

>write-in
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>>31031801
hammer, breeze
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>>31031801
Resolve and Peace.

General topic is Staff of Winds for Nemesis' Airships, if we're being blunt.
Otherwise it would be more Fang shipping.
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>>31031801
Hammer
Peace

Talk to her about coming clean to Fang.
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>>31031801
Resolve
Hammer
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>>31031842
this, they're the most powerful
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>>31031801
peace, resolve
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>>31031801
Hammer, Maker.
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>>31031842

Gotta balance offense and defense man.

But I already voted, so don't mind me
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>>31031801
Resolve
Peace
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>>31031801
Resolve and hammer
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>>31031848
One of those also baits dummies into looking at problems as if they are nails.
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>>31031876
You mean they aren't?
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>>31031876

Hammer has always found a way to turn a problem into a nail.
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I guess we'll do Hammer and Resolve for now.

Roll 1d100

Six rolls.

Also, topic of conversation with Melody?
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>>31031901
A nail nailed with the power of space-time physics.
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Rolled 9

>>31031904
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Rolled 44

>>31031904
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>>31031904
How do we woo a lady, Melody
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Rolled 47

>>31031904
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Rolled 96

>>31031904
Topic is the Staff of Winds
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Rolled 27

>>31031904
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Rolled 5

>>31031904
topic maybe talk about the fleet and the staff
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Rolled 48

>>31031904
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Rolled 21

>>31031904
Kay!
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Rolled 79

>>31031904
serventing
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Rolled 90

>>31031904
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Rolled 87

>>31031904
Rollin'
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>>31031915
>>31031921
>>31031923

>>31031930
>>31031932
>>31031938

Goddamnit.

>>31031946
>>31031950
>>31031952

GODDAMNIT!
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Rolled 19

>>31031946
>>31031950
>>31031952

Where the fuck were you?

Otherwise, pretty average(sub par) rolls.
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>>31031904
ask Melody about copulation
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>>31031958
This is how it's supposed to, don't you know anon?
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Rolled 84

>>31031958
Hey, at least there were no natural 1s.
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>>31031904
rainbows
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Why didn't you guys get the rocks for Kinetic bombardment?

I should not have left you ugys alone.
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>>31031988

The dice gods are saving them for later.
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>>31031988
Don't tempt them.
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>>31032002

Because we can get them at quite literally any time we wish? No need to take up pocket space until we need it.
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Why are we getting ROCKS

We need to go to Steward and have him give us EXPLOSIVE CASINGS to mix in with them. SM PLS
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>>31032029
Why not both?
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>>31032066
yes, let us use earth magic to make some explosive rocks
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Shadow Master what is the acceleration due to gravity in Venia? 9.81 ms^-2?
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>>31032082

We'll just leave it at Terra Standard Gravity for simplicity's sake.
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did we even confirm that things leaving pocket conserve momentum

ive missed the last couple threads
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>>31032100

>Railroading our min-maxing

Asshole
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>>31032121
We'll test it. Surely we wouldn't go ahead and gather rocks without testing the technique we're going to use them for, obviously!
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>>31032167

It's simple really. Have Obis or someone throw a spear at us, pocket it mid flight, then see what happens when we release it.
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No you fools.

We shouldn't DROP rocks.

What we do is we find a pool of lava, then forcibly compress it all in.

Then when we open the pocket, the lava comes spewing out thanks to the massively high pressure!

GENIUS
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>>31032188

but anon, lava is hot and touching it probably makes ouchies
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>>31032029
>>31032066
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>>31032188
What if it hardens into rock due to our pocket draining thermal energy?

Also, shouldn't Shadow Mana Pools have a different effect on people who stick their hand in one, due to it being Order and not Chaos?
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>>31032208

Then we need to find the hidden Fire Resistance in the Summoning Tree...
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>>31032188
>>31032208

addendum: there really shouldn't be any lava around. This planet has a solid core.
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>>31031801
>What is your general topic of conversation when you bring Melody aside?
>>31031904
>Also, topic of conversation with Melody?

>>31031636
I put mine here but i suppose you want me to repeat it

>staff of winds
>stop leading yi fang along
>his plan with airships
>how 2 use staff without making fang suspicious as fuck
>maybe you should come clean to fang after all because problems
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>>31032188

We have had the idea of opening a portal in the middle of a volcano or the bottom of the ocean of a while now. High pressure water/magma major fucking damage

>>31032208

You people always forget just how fucking tanky Shadow is. Yes, his specialty is stealth, but he is still, literally, a god among men.
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>>31032241
There's a smoking mountain on Island Imil.
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You give your farewells to Delan and the others for the moment. A brief check in the adjoining room shows a Ila sitting in a chair next to Melody's guard. She's idly flipping her knife to pass the time. Pamela and Phoebe are both asleep in their beds.

<How are things?> you ask her.

<Good. They fell asleep pretty soon after you brought them in.>

<Thanks for doing this.>

She smiles. <Incentive to get Delan to keep talking. It's good work.>

You leave the room and think on where to meditate for a moment. Your feet carry you up the stairs, not down to your room. You end up on the roof of the tower Donovan took you to when he was first showing you around the castle.

The sun has almost peeked above the horizon. In the pre-dawn light, the city is already wide awake - carts rumble across the bridges, and the periodic clanks of smithies are growing more and more frequent. The crowds in the castle town steadily thicken.

You sit down on the outer walk of the tower, folding your legs under you, and fall into yourself.

>(Hammer) - Strong
>{Resolve} - Strong

It feels slow going, but you make steady progress on both your offensive shards. You stretch your arms above your head as you wind back out of your half-sleep.

"You're awake?"

>con't
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>>31032208
So? We tanked Metatron's nuclear bullshit, so we should be able to handle lava well enough. We can just dip into the water to regen whenever the damage stacks up too much
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You blink your eyes open. Abigail is sitting next to you, back to the walkway's wall. She has a book in her hands. "...Abby? You been there long?"

"Oh, maybe an hour or two. Everywhere else in the castle seemed too crowded. People wanting things. Bleh. I felt you up here, so I decided to join you. You make for easy company when you're meditating."

"...hey, Abby?"

"Yeah?"

"Do you remember when I put you in my Pocket?"

"Sure."

"It...really seems to bother everyone else. It didn't bother you?"

She shrugs. "You've never bothered me."

You smile at her. "I'm glad...but that's not what I mean. It seems to deprive people of their senses. Everyone else has been disturbed. Even Auriel was shaken. But you took it very easily."

Abigail frowns. "It felt...just, I don't know. Like I'd taken a nap for a bit, and then you woke me back up. Didn't feel like any time had passed at all. I guess...I'm not 100% human, you know. Maybe that has something to do with it?"

"I guess. Well...it's good to know."

"Yeah."

You stand up. "I'm going to go talk to Melody about the staff of winds. If she's willing to lend its powers to Archon, we could get a big advantage in the battle."

"Melody...? Oh, right, the Black Lady! Heh, I forgot for a minute there." She thumbs at her book. "I could come with you, if you think it would help?"

What do you do?

>take Abigail with you
>go alone
>some other strategy
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>>31032298
>take Abigail with you

Why not?
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>>31032298
>>take Abigail with you
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>>take Abigail with you
>>hold hands the whole way there
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>>31032298
>>take Abigail with you

When talking about romance, the women need to conspire, and abby is closer to fang than *anyone* *ever*.
At least this century.

bring her
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>>31032298
>take Abigail with you

The more they trust each other, the better.
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>>31032273
...Then we need to check that shit out.

Dive in there.
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>>31032364
We already know what it is because we read about it in a history book forever ago.

>Logi did something to piss off Geb
>Geb retaliated by raising a bigass volcano on an island Logi liked
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>>31032298
So she just kind of shuts down until she leaves?

SHE HAS NO SOUL
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>>31032298
This isn't immediately related, but have we considered the possibility that the most powerful demon lord could handle chronomancy itself? If it takes something of that power level to handle it, but doesn't strictly require and elemental lord then the demon lord could use some chronomancy of its own at the battle.
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>>31032386
>SHE HAS NO SOUL
Except she does because Servant/Chosen worked on her.
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>>31032408
Shit. That is a good point.
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>>31032386
it takes a soul to servent, chosen or whatever someone. we literaly infuse a part of ourselves into her soul. chosen and above is irreversible.
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>>31032386
Nah, our pocket is close to the nether, so putting her in it is probably close enough to the nether that her ghoul half goes dormant until we take her out
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>>31032408
Eesh, that is a good thing to point out.

Also we need to consider that if the Fourth Demon Lord is about as strong as an Elemental Lord, how much of a pain in the ass will Number Five be?
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On the way to Melody, or perhaps after, ask if Abigail has made any progress with Auriels spirit training.
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>>31032298
...What book was she reading?
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>>31032523
There is no way it's as strong as an Elemental Lord.

That would mean that it alone is MORE THAN TWICE AS POWERFUL AS SANDALPHONE.

Think about that.
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>>31032408
...another thing not related to that or what's going on now...

Nulis is a Fire mage of great power, the Fourth D-Lord is Wind and Lightning, and Sandy is of course light.

All the higher elements. And they'll all be in Kan-Abar.
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>>31032605

Airship Down

A fictional tale set before the elementomachy. It's told from the perspective of a group of migrating birds that were driven from their homeland by human development.
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>>31032523

I dare to say that the completion of the spell is simple not an option. Even if WE have to kill Flint. We really need to talk to Hectate and Leviathan about what it takes to summon an Elemental Lord. Because no matter how much theory-crafting metatron(or any mortal) put into it, they should not have been able to figure something like this out with any degree of reliability without outside influence.

I mean for fucks sake, they can't even figure out how to make dynamos. But they can figure out how to summon an Elemental lord? Bullshit.
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>>31032673
Oh my fucking god you owe me a new keyboard SM.
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>>31032673

>watership down

you nigger im not crying tonight
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>>31032674
You forget the Avatar of Kubo.
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>>31032737
>Avatar of Kubo

..Archelon's in this quest?
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>>31032737

Did you miss the part where I mentioned "outside influence?" I think it's reasonable to suspect that Chaos fed false information to the angels about how to summon Hyperion.
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>>31032751
This takes place far in the future of arch's world obviously
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>>31032673
do they die tragically and spontaniously at the end when the sky sever is activated. thats the only satisfying ending to a book like that or they become huge and get their own bird magic because of the raw chaos being thrown around and conquor the whole world with the exception of one harbor and its buoy guardian.
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>>31032776
Oh god, so the Avatar is going to force the story to a crawl, while making Shadow a vacant, emotionless vessel for its contrivancies?
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>>31032792
Dude, not here. Just not here. Anywhere but here.
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>>31032792
If you're going to shit on another quest's QM, then please do so in the QTG.
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>>31032802
I was actually referring to Kubo in this case.

Seriously, what happened to Ichigo, man? He went from a school punk delinquent to just being.. nothing. He's, like, literally just an empty shell which Kubo inserts racial classes into now.

"Ooh, the enemy is a Gorgon. Better create a plot point to make Ichigo part-Gorgon."
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>>31032811

I get the connection. But why do we call quest masters QM instead of the traditional Dungeon Masters?
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>>31032811
See >>31032832
I know better than to start shit about another Quest within a Quest.
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>>31032832
Kubo is a fucking hack is what happened.
Does good fashion though.
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>>31032856
Oh yeah. His fashion designs are great.

Shame that all the characters look the sa--

..I literally just now realized that all of Bleach's characters are just same-face mannequins which Kubo swaps out hair-pieces for alongside of the clothes.
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>>31032832
I have that image which explains Kubos convoluted setting mechanics completely by creating more questions than answers, though I can't post it for reasons.
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>>31032874

Weapon or skill design is where he shines.
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>>31032874
Unfortunately that issue isn't only Kubos, lots of manga authors tend to make characters with the same face because that's all their used to seeing in Japan land.
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>>31032924

You just can't tell the difference. Racist.
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>>31032912
>Skill design

Do you mean the abilities? 'Cause Quincies, Hollows and Shinigami all have the exact same base skillsets, just with different names. The rest of it is just 'the fuck am I reading?' tiers of convoluted abilities.

We literally now have a guy whose ability is IMAGINAAAATIIOOON~ in the current chapters.
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>>31032942
Probably.
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WHY HELLO /a/ HOW HAVE YA BEEN

WELCOME TO SHADOW QUEST, THE GAME THAT IS NOT AN ANIME

BUT STILL HAS A HAREM

WELCOME ABOARD!
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>>31032924
Another reason why I love Oda. People give him shit for not drawing generic styles and often outrageously weird designs, but I appreciate the diversity in appearance that gives it its charm.

Kinda reminds me of the old 2nd Ed. artwork by DiTerlizzi, in the sense that he always did those sort of exaggerated features on characters to give them a kind of eccentric look.
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The ladies loooooove the tentacles.
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>>31032948

I would go into the details on how wide the ability's are, but I feel like it would be straying too far from the topic at hand, Shadow Quest.

I know Kubo pulls a fuckload of shit out of his ass though. Like when the old dude curb stomped the quincy leader in a spectacularly anti-climactic way, only to be revealed that he was just a fucking mimic.

So I'm just going to stop here.
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>>31032981
..Yeah, point taken. Sorry for the derail - wasn't intentional. I'll shut up now.
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>>31032994
Unless you're a woman.
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>>31033015
>4chan - Rules
..are we talking about Oda or DiTerlizzi now? Because DiTerlizzi actually seemed to make a lot of his women hotties too, come think of it.
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>>31033028
Oda.

Like in terms of body shape at least.
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>>31033045
Hmm, some of 'em have similar figures, but not all of 'em. Amazon Lily, for example, as well as Fishman Island, had a number of variables in female appearances.

But we're straying off topic. A subject for another day.
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"Absolutely," you say. "Let's go."

You help her to her feet. She keeps a firm hold on your hand. You don't bother to contest the matter.

Rather than head for the stairs, she walks straight for the edge of the walkway. You're confused for a moment, but then you grin. She hops up to the banister, balancing on the rail, and then hops off, taking you along with her.

You glide through the air, propelled along by a little cloud of Spirit. You land in the gardens at the base of the main building, under the balcony of the ballroom. It's a short walk up a few flights of stairs to the guest suites, and then you're knocking at Melody's door.

You feel an awareness being cast over you both. Melody opens the door. "I thought you two would be getting ready."

"There's still a little time," Abigail says. "By the way, what are you wearing?"

"Black."

"Oh, come on," Abigail says. "Mix it up! How about ruby red?"

"That's just improper," Melody says. "Elements. I'm the Black Lady." She holds the door open for the both of you and shuts it behind you. An sigil flashes on the wood as it clicks closed. You feel an enchantment meant to keep your voices from leaking out settle into place.

"So?" Abigail says. She bounces down onto a couch. "Isn't black boring after a while?"

"A date is one thing. Wearing red while a man like -him- ostensibly courts me, in public - we have to be sure to send the right messages."

"Warm, hot red," Abigail says, "will send the perfect message."

"I have no intention of putting the color of blood anywhere near my person."

"...oh." Abigail clears her throat. "Um...sorry. I didn't think about that."

>con't
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"I've learned self-control," Melody says, "though I lived like a hermit for some time to do so. But it's best not to flirt with that sort of thing. Or Archmages, for that matter." She sits opposite Abigail. "Now, what did you two want to talk about?"

"It's a bit of a story," you say, "but it has to do with why we went to Xile in the first place."

"Yes," she says. "I realized that was how you knew my name, back then. Is this about the Staff?"

"More or less."

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"...so that's why he encouraged my research," she says. "He had yet another weapon up his sleeve. Damn him for using me."

"Not a weapon," you say. "A shield. It's Abby's inheritance. Something to defend Archon, if it was ever attacked. But in this case, it would be defending more than just Archon."

"Fang always dresses things up in pretty words. They're hardly worth trusting."

"...he didn't tell me about that," she says.

"It's top secret," you tell her. "I was lucky he felt like telling me. I think he'd kept it under his hat so long that telling me was a way to get it off his chest. None of the other houses or councilors in Archon know about his fleet."

"Well," Melody says, "how do you expect the staff of winds to simply fall into his lap after all that? He'll want an explanation. He'll connect the dots."

"...maybe," Abigail says, "you could just tell him who you are."

"That's about as likely as me wearing red."

"All but certain, then," Abigail says.

"I see you inherited his sarcasm."

"I like to take the side of optimism."

"The answer," Melody says, "is no."

>con't
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"But...my lady," Abigail says, "these are lives at stake. Even my uncle thinks this battle is too close to call. We need all the help we can get. Without the staff, we might actually..."

"I can use the staff if the occasion forces me to it," she says.

"That seems a poor excuse," Abigail says. "What if you're incapacitated? What if you don't react quickly enough?"

"What ifs won't sway me."

Abigail frowns. "My lady, if I may speak bluntly."

"Only if you're certain you won't regret it."

There's an edge to her voice, there, that you haven't heard before. Obis isn't the only one with a heart on the line, here...

Abigail takes a breath. She spreads her skirt over her knees. "My lady. You're taking a huge risk. You'll be putting us at a disadvantage because you can't get over what happened 100 years ago."

"Am I?" Melody says. "What happens when the battle is won and Fang promptly turns about and attacks one of his former allies with his new toys? Don't be so naive as to imagine that, within his subtleties and strategies, he isn't positioning himself to end in a better place than when all this started. If he smells blood that he can get away with spilling, he'll drown the Tairns in it."

"...that's not true," Abigail says. "He's done terrible things. Maybe he still would. But he'll listen to me when I tell him to stop. He's respecting my will and my word in taking Archon in a new direction."

"I was the same as you, once," Melody said. "He beguiled his...friend. He's beguiled his own niece."

Abigail's eyes shimmer. "You won't even give him a chance?"

"...I'm going on this fool's errand, aren't I?" Melody folds her arms. "Shadows of our souls, girl, don't stare at me with those eyes."

"But..."

>con't
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"I will hear what he has to say," she says. "But I won't promise anything."

"...will you tell him who you are?"

Melody stands. She walks around the couch. "You should both get ready. I'll meet you in the foyer."

Abigail looks at you and tilts her head to the door. You nod, and move out with her, walking down toward your rooms in the bottom of the castle.

<You did most of the work, there,> you tell her.

<I...know what she means. I felt what she's feeling, after the Archonium. I thought I'd never forgive him. Maybe, for that...I won't. But it's like you said, Shadow. The moment we believe he's beyond redeeming is the moment he cannot be redeemed.>

<...I guess I get it right every once in a while.>

"Hmm." She leans into your arm. "Pretty often, really."

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TO BE CONTINUED

Will it be the great catharsis, or the spaghetti dinner of our time?

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Thread is archived. See twitter for updates. I'll be around for meta questions for a half-hour or so.

Brushing teeth.

Next thread: I'm not sure. No days off all this coming week...earliest might be Wednesday, but no promises.

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Pre-Battle Activity List:

>test a shadowy appendage in the Wind mana pool
>speak to Hecate about Leviathan
>collect strong rocks for kinetic bombardment
>meditate all shards to MAXIMUM POWER
>attempt to reach the Kan-Abar Fire mana pool and disrupt the city's defensive towers
>attempt to steal enemy airships and feed them to the Nemesis/give them to allies
>check in with Ila and Auriel about Lord Waterford's slave ring
>ask Auriel if she made any progress with Raphael and Charmeine
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>>31033127
Add ask Abby how Auriels training is going to that and good night SM thank you for the thread!

Will continue stalking your twitter for more.
And good luck with work!

>>31033004
>>31033061
Now, you were saying something about certain manga authors and characters powers?
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>>31033127
The list just gets longer and longer. Anyone want to take bets on how long before Shadow cracks under the pressure?
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>>31033195

They trained earlier while you were meditating, so I'll go ahead and summarize.

Auriel can now speak telepathically - only at short ranges, though. She can also use a basic spirit whip-like attack.
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>>31033221
Now she can masturbate with two types of magic at once! It's a good thing we got her setup with Abby!
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>>31033221
>She can also use a basic spirit whip-like attack.

She's preparing for Donovan's return, the kinky girl.
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>>31033253
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>>31033239
Imagine how much Abby masturbated in her ultimate control world.

She could conjure anything she wanted and have no regrets whatsoever.

She probably fucked us.
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>>31033340
She probably had a Shadow gangbang.
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>>31033127
Are we ever going to run into some enemy elementals that aren't elemental lords?
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>>31033127
One thing we should do is at least bring up the idea of Servanting Fang and Melody.
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>>31033340
Could the Archonium adequately replicate something like that for a girl who's had no prior sexual experience?
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I have a question about a particular summons, if I rember if you destroy a summons they don't die they return to the nether. If Abby tried to summon the part of her mother that was demon would it work or becase she was made human then it gave her a "soul" allowing her to die?

If she was summoned would she have memory/empathy from being human?
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>>31033340
Didn't she say the fake Shadow felt 'rubbery'?
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>>31033195

Fine.

>Weapons speak to the owner to unlock power
>A blade that doubles the weight of anything it strikes(stacks)
>A blade that is a guaranteed kill if it strikes twice(single strike in upgraded form)
>An ability that takes full control of what it lays its eyes on
>A sword that turns into a giant toxic mist spewing baby
>An ability to create voodooo dolls complete with organs you can destroy to damage the target
>Flaming skeletons of your dead enemies fight for you
>CERO
>Kenpachi
>Pic related, holy shit my cock is a diamond

My point is, there is an extremely wide variety to ability's in the Bleach universe. But far too often a new bullshit ability is taken out of nowhere to deal with a new problem. It would be nice if he took a page from the good book of Jojo and made the best of what was already presented and be creative on how to use the already established ability's.
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>>31033449
Shadow brand condoms! You don't even know when you're penetrated.
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>>31033402

Yes.

>>31033447

Abby's mother is dead and gone. She can't be summoned. She wasn't changed from a summon into something more human.
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>>31033545

I had a question about The Humanization.

It seems like it has disturbingly similiar implications/results to what the elf queen did to us.

Care to comment?
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>>31033533
That's some serious protection, for the body and mind.
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>>31033545
>Yes.

Well. That was a bit more forthcoming than I expected.

All elements, or just the Chaotic ones?
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>>31033545
>She wasn't changed from a summon into something more human.
Didn't Fang/the journal say she was?
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>>31033127
>Will it be the great catharsis, or the spaghetti dinner of our time?
__________Yes.

>collect strong rocks for kinetic bombardment
Collect large rocks AND Earthforge them for better aerodynamics.

If we're going to have kinetic kill vehicles, we might as well do them properly. Not just throwing around big ol' knobbly boulders like we're some sort of big dumb boring fantasy giant.

I did the math, and a maximum-size (243m^3) Hypersonic boulder has the kinetic energy of around 1kt of TNT.

If it were the world's largest iron cannonball instead, it'd be equivalent to 2.65kt of TNT.

An equivalent explosion to the latter (rather than a kinetic impact) would demolish everything (including stone fortifications) within a tenth of a mile radius, most living things and less heavy fortifications out to a .6 mile radius, and continue causing potentially fatal injuries out to a .75 mile radius.

That said, since it's a kinetic weapon as opposed to an explosive one, it's not going to impart its energy quite that efficiently. But turning an unfortunate section of Kan-Abar into a little crater has its own appeal.

Smaller munitions and Supersonic are probably more practical, but the overkill test case is still amusing to consider.
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>>31033649
>Didn't Fang/the journal say she was?

Err, for some reason by brain reversed that negative. You are correct. She WAS changed from a summon into something more human, which is why she can't be summoned.

>>31033573

Isn't that an interesting observation?
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I'm re-reading the very first thread for giggles. SM actually had to bump his own thread. My, how far we've come.
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>>31033803
>Isn't that an interesting observation?

I figured she was in on the R&D for that spell, actually.
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>>31034299
I don't think the elf queen would work with Fang.
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>>31034342

There was the other branch of the family that ran away from home though, and they're both very old archmages.

its more likely fang stole the idea from the elves, and they both completed it.
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Can you open the pocket from any appendage? could you sneak a tentacle under some armour and then cracking it open by making an airship appear in the space between the dude and his armour?
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>>31034949
Or stab someone and unpocket a rock inside them.

or sneak a tendril into a room and unpocket a massive rock to kill everyone in the room
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>>31029426
>on-par with any other greats

this seems very unlikely considering the great mages we know have developed their powers over the course of centuries. there is probably more going with this guy than we're aware of.

if I hadn't missed the thread I'd have suggested we ask obis how powerful his brother really SHOULD be


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