Last Thread : http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/31018470/Twitter : https://twitter.com/81DEsW1xz4NYou are Joshua Thirteen, UNAAF Special Forces Division Seven. A soldier of the highest degree, and have been fighting the war against the demons for the past eighty years. You were winning the battles, but losing the war. Even in the horrors of war, you built a life for yourself with a woman, Lauren, whom you had saved. But humanity was betrayed, you were betrayed. When you recovered, you found yourself in an unprecedented world, a backwards world living in fear of the demons you very nearly triumphed against.Now, you are trying to regain your once mighty strength, by killing and eating the demons that roam the land. It would have been safe for you. The drago were dangerous, but easily dispatched. Even this spore sower and pack of infected wolves would be easy for you to eliminate. But two demi-humans followed you from the village. The boy, Lucian, is hiding against his will in a sealed chamber nearby, but his mother is exposed and has found the ire of the wolves.You stand near the cooking fire, with the sword of Lucian’s father. The tortoise like fungus is looming over you, paying only a fraction of its attention to the demi-human. The more you idle the more time it has to dredge in reinforcements, you have to act quickly.>Jump up the ravine and slaughter the spore sower>Chase down the wolves to protect the woman>Taunt the demon into focusing the wolves on you>Other
>>31100631>Taunt the demon into focusing the wolves on you
>>31100631How combat capable is the mother?>OtherToss a burning splint at the spore sower, and go after the wolves.
>>31100631>>Taunt the demon into focusing the wolves on youQuestion: since the spore sower is clearly intelligent does it have a soul? Would it qualify as a meal for the contract?
>>31100744yea this looks good
>>31100744Mothers are stronk.>Toss a burning splint at the spore sower, and go after the wolves.this seems bretty good.
>>31100744Her body is hypothetically almost as strong as you current body, but you doubt that she has training, nor the drive to fight.>>31100754That's up to GRD, and every living creature; human, demi-human, animal, and demon alike, have souls. Just not equal in magnitude.
>>31100631>>Taunt the demon into focusing the wolves on you
>>31100807>That's up to GRD, and every living creature; human, demi-human, animal, and demon alike, have souls. Just not equal in magnitude.It didn't exactly specify what soul it wanted, right? And demon souls should be much more potent than normal human ones, right?
>>31100853He didn't specify no, but it's not like he signed a binding document with you. Verbal agreements mean little.And a demi-human soul is going to be pretty strong, probably stronger than this demon's
>>31100886How did we originally bind the demons? Did it go the same way for each demon or a little bit different?Did we make some kind of contracts or simply forced them?
>>31100927You forced the binding on them via science, underwent a struggle of ego with them to skim off their personality from the soul juice you were stealing, and entered into agreement with them for services rendered because they're still connected with you and can easily interfere with your capabilities, some of them used to be able to kill you if they wanted to. The science was basically the same for each of them, but the contracts were all different. You don't actually have a contract with GRD though, because his consciousness is only a reflection of your own so you're holding almost all of the cards.
The vote is for hitting the spore sower with a splint, and helping the mother. Please give me a 1d100 while I start rolling.
>>31100985>You don't actually have a contract with GRD though, because his consciousness is only a reflection of your own so you're holding almost all of the cards.So why is it demanding a good meal from us?Is it basically going of from our own desire to eat a fuck ton?Man, we should have told it to fuck off, shouldn't we?
>>31101039He's a demon who smells opportunity. Little more.
>>31101039i voted to 'sleep on it' beacuse i didn't know MC chances of success.
“Oh, it’s been a lifetime since I’ve seen your kind brave enough to struggle against me. Sure, some of them will brush up against the edge of my woods to harvest the trees, but they all run when they see me and it’s no fun to let the pets kill them. I’m so happy you came here, elf,” the spore sower says as it creeps down the ravine towards the demi-human woman.“You’re a real pathetic excuse for a demon. You’re not even animating other demons, you’re so low you have to use dogs. Did you know that I would hunt your kind? The big ones out in the waste were impressive. They could bring entire marauder packs under their control. I even say one that had made itself a harem of sirens, that bastard was real keen on trying to get one of my sisters,” you say as you step closer to the fire. “So they sent me in to deal with him. He was squatting too close to a pipeline, couldn’t have that,”“When I first got there, he was out on the hunt. Rumor had gotten to him that my sis was deployed. It was just me and his sirens, so I cut their heads off and hung their corpses in the trees. When he came back, he was so fraught and confused I just walked up behind him and cleaved him in half. And he was impressive, so what does that make you?” you ask as you grab a burning log. You can tell that the spore sower is fuming. Its claws are gouging through the mud and roots. While it had been swaying back and forth whimsically, it’s now locked in place. “He may have been your pa actually, so I guess that makes you a bastard.”1/2
The demon screeches and jumps down at you, mouth agape. You skip back and whip the log down its throat. The clumsy creature crashes down atop the cooking fire and gags as you take off after the wolves. The mother had started running almost immediately after seeing the demon, but is surely still nearby. She wouldn’t have just abandoned her child.As soon as you climb out of the ravine to give chase, three of the wolves that had been after her appear from behind the trees, snarling and twitching. The mother is running a large loop around the ravine, if you don’t waste time with these pups you could catch up to her, but they’d be a problem later.>Kill all of the wolves and move on>Kill one as you run after the demi-human>Run along the ravine, it may give you the drop on the spore sower>Other2/2>>31101098If you asked for his chances, I apologize for not giving them, but it would have been ~90% success rate, with some tiers of disharmony mixed in.
>>31101203>Kill one as you run after the demi-human>If you asked for his chances, I apologize for not giving them, but it would have been ~90% success rate, with some tiers of disharmony mixed in.I guess we'll offer it the soul of this sower and it better like it or we'll force it into contract.
>>31101203>>Kill one as you run after the demi-human
>>31101203>Kill one as you run after the demi-human
>>31101203>Run along the ravine, it may give you the drop on the spore sowerKilling it would drop the wolves right? If not count this toward>hunt all
Rolled 67Alright then, writing.
>Run along the ravine, it may give you the drop on the spore sower
The wolves around you slide through the shadows, snapping their fangs at you and preparing to attack in unison. But you don’t give the pests the time. You fix your grip on the sword and spring at the wolf on your right. The animal jumps back at you as the behest of the spore sower, but the movement only exposes its neck and helps you disacquaint its head from shoulders.The animal collapses on the ground and its comrades run over the corpse to chase after you as you sprint between the trees. They keep up for a moment, but quickly begin to lag behind. Ahead of you in the darkness you can see the woman running. The wolves are gaining on her, taking turns sprinting to the front to snap at her heels. When she starts going down a small hill, one of them pulls ahead of the others.You’re still too far away to help when you see her spin around and confront the beast. Her foot flies out and catches the animal in the side of the neck, cracking the bone and knocking it aside. She hesitates long enough to see that the wolf isn’t getting back up and starts running again, but with a new limp.“This way!” you shout to her as you run up on the wolves. The two remaining wolves skid to a stop to face you as you run their pack brother through with your blade.“Where is Lucian? What are you doing here?” the woman asks as you let the wolves get on either side of you.If you answer her questions, the spore sower may learn where the child is from its connection to the wolves. Though something makes you doubt it’s intelligent enough to decipher the message.>Gut the wolves>Grab the woman and run back to the ravine>Tell her>Don’t tell her>Say something else>Other
>>31101563Just tell her he's safe.
>>31101301That's a possible outcome. But you don't know with certainty.
>>31101563>>Gut the wolves>>Don’t tell her>>Say something else"He's safe"
>>31101563tell her he's safe
>>31101563"He's safe for now, but you aren't."tell her to climb a tree while we take down this demon
Can I have a roll for excellence please?
Rolled 37>>31101737FOR JUSTICE!
>>31101758>>31101760Our rolls suck today.
Rolled 57>>31101768Best out of 3?>>31101737
>>31101758It's a good thing we are against a bunch of puppies.>>31101776only the first roll.
>>31101776no, just first.
“He’s safe, you’re not. Find somewhere to stay out of reach while I deal with this,” you tell her. The other two wolves will be upon you soon. Having four biting hounds on you would be too annoying, so you attack before the pack can reassemble. Rather than stand up to you however, the animal backs away, so you leap upon it and skewer its heart.“Lucian, Lucian where are you?” the mother shouts as she starts towards the ravine, rather than listen to you.“He is safe! I will deal with this, just stay away!” you shout at her as you run down the other wolf. When the other two wolves appear, you’re forced to take your attention off of her for a short moment. Just long enough to cut open each of their throats. You stop to catch your breath and wipe the blood off of your body. It’s good to have a sword again, even if it’s already cracking in half. But you need more of your strength. You grunt in pain as lances of burning pain run down your right forearm. The nerves start to spasm and your muscles lock up. Spores must have gotten into your skin from the wolf blood. They can’t get to your blood stream like this, but they’re still able to interfere. You should be immune to this, but your body is too weak.When you turn around, the woman is gone. You swear and run after her, back towards the ravine. AS you get closer, you can hear the spore sower punching and clawing at the dirt and metal, it must have found Lucian, but won’t have an easy time getting to him. When you come within sight of the scene you see that the mother is practically on top of the demon, but frozen with fear.>Shout something>Stay quiet>Attack the spore sower as is>Burn the spores off your arm at the fire>Grab her and force her back>Other
>>31101987>>Shout somethingNot sure exact words but shout something to get her out of her fear and have her attack it>Attack the spore sower as is
>>31101987>Attack the spore sower as is
>>31101987>Shout somethingIt's trying to get your son!>Attack the spore sower as is
>>31101987>Shout something"just hit it with all your strength, you can do it" >Attack the spore sower as is
Rolled 36>>31101987>Stay quiet >Grab her and force her back>Attack the spore sower as is
>>31101987Ah, good dialogue. Seconding >>31102094
>>31101987Is Joshua Ambidextrous?
>>31101987>>Stay quiet>Burn the spores off your arm at the fire>Attack the spore sowerShe will be a great distraction.
>>31102142At current power level no, get back to ~10% and he will be.
>>31101987>Stay quiet>Burn the spores off your arm at the fire
So, you're going to encourage the mother to attack the demon, and join her in the same attack.Roll d100 please.
Rolled 7>>31102249I hate this plan.
These rolls suck
Even if we were doing best of three these rolls are shit.
“He’s going after your son!” you shout as you sprint down to the ravine. The thought seems to snap her out of her daze, but also alerts the spore sower. It looks up at her just in time to see her leap atop its fungal back. A cloud of spores plume into the air as she breaks through a fruiting body. You leap through the haze an instant later, trying to spear the blade through its carapace.But the spore sower shakes and drops down to the bottom of the ravine. You still land on its back, but at a poor angle. With a loud clang, the sword snaps halfway down. The tip goes flying off to the side, barely scratching the creatures shell. You growl and raise the hilt back into the air and drive it down, this time ripping through the shell and squirting its blood across yourself.When you pull the blade back again, the demon shouts out in pain. Just before you strike it again, something strikes you in the back of the skull, where the bone is still weak. Your muscle coordination momentarily shuts off as you go flying off the side of the demon. You hit the dirt face first and slowly pull your limbs around as your vision resets.When you turn back to the demon, you see the demi-human jump off the side of it. She’s coughing heavily, and you can see blood on her knuckles despite the poor light. The demon laughs a bit as it backs away from you. Seems he has a new wolf under his control.>Do what you must to incapacitate her, she’s too much of a threat under his control>Retreat the fire and try to burn the spores off yourself while avoiding her.>Avoid her and take out the spore sower>Other
Good thing we're Immortal, the mother and son on the other hand, well that's jsut unfortunate.
>>31102414>>Do what you must to incapacitate her, she’s too much of a threat under his controlI really dont fucking like her.
>>31102414>Avoid her and take out the spore sower
>>31102416You're not super man levels of immortal, if something big enough eats and digests you, you wont come back. If someone manages to restrain you and burn your bones, you wont come back. If someone cuts your head off and leaves it detached for long enough, you probably wont come back. The good news is that's about how far they'll have to go to keep you down. Hell, if someone interrupts one of those, it's just a matter of liberally applying Ambrosia.
>>31102414>>Avoid her and take out the spore sower
>>31102414>Retreat the fire and try to burn the spores off yourself while avoiding her.
>>31102440why you not into wolf girl milfs anon?
>>31102486what exacly is this Ambrosia ?
>>31102505She acted like an idiot, and when she was described she was an uggo I think. Plus we already have someone.
>>31102522Technobabble healing juice essentially.
Avoiding her and taking on the demon has the votePlease give me a d100
>>31102613At last some form of success.
You scowl and spit a bit of blood out of your mouth. When she knocked you off the demon she managed to split your inner lip. Perhaps you should have told her to flee rather than take on the demon. She clearly has no idea how to combat the spore’s influence on her. And her body is strong, she’ll be dangerous of this drags on.The spores in your arm still burn and itch, but the demon has to entirely focus on her now, so their irritation has lessened considerably. You twist the broken blade back and forth in your hand a bit to gauge the new weight and balance, the broken edge is still rather sharp, might be sharper than the neglected edge actually. Still, you don’t want to do the woman any great harm, even if she is standing between you and the demon. You get back to your feet as she staggers towards you. She’s still limping on the leg she kicked with, punching you must have broken some bones in her hand. Luckily, the spores aren’t controlling her perfectly. As you walk forward, the spore sower forces her to meet you and attack blindly. The demon has no idea how humans fight one another, rather than using her limbs, she’s practically throwing herself at you.A quick push sends her light frame aside, and you sprint past. The spore sower reels back on its hind legs to free its front claws. “Why is an elf this powerful? How is this possible?” the demon shouts as you cut off half its hand and stab through the other. It steps back and you take the opening to cut through the tendons in its knee, toppling the beast to the ground. The ground shakes as the fat creature bounces.1/2
You walk over to the head and grab it by the jaw, exposing its soft neck for the broken tip of your blade. “Careful,” it says. You can see the fear in its eyes, but it isn’t pulling away. Glancing over its body, you see that the woman is collapsed under its raised hind leg. “You pathetic little monster. You should just crawl back to the brood that spawned you and die,” you growl as you press the metal against its neck.The demon laughs and stares back at you.>Drop the weapon and back away>Flip the demon away and slaughter it>Say something>Other2/2
>>31102850>>Flip the demon away and slaughter it
>>31102850fucking NPC, always hinder us.>Flip the demon away and slaughter it
>>31102850>Flip the demon away and slaughter it
Rolled 64>>31102850Demon, you know you're going to die. The only difference this will make is how long I prolong it. It could be five seconds, or five years. I've got the time to spare.
Flip and slaughter, please roll
Rolled 52>>31103047God damn, is it so much to ask for a good roll?
>>31103047Well, after the mom dies, I guess we have a welp to take care of.
>>31103047well, goodbye brave woman
>>31103070You mean consume for its soul?
Can we move to a best of three or something? This has dragged on way too long because of shitty rolls.
>>31103106Best of three is shitty too
>>31103106Statistically, there will come a time when things go exceedingly well due to good rolls.
>>31103125I think I would probably prefer consistency over the weird sine wave thing we have going on here.
“You’ll die either way. Sooner or later.”“Better later than sooner, elf. Not all of us live forever,” the demon grumbles at you. Its blood has nearly saturated the muck of the ravine, and more is still pouring out. When it talks, it barely has the strength to lift its head from your grip.You ponder it for a moment, tilting your head to the side and staring into the twisted orange eye of the demon. “Better sooner,” you say before you dig your feet into the ground. you pull up on its jaw with all of your strength and drive the blade into its throat as you flip it over on its back. You feel the distinct crack of its skull as the blade digs into the brain.When the body spasms, the hind leg kicks out and catches the demi-human. She screams in pain as the thick claw rips open her chest and throws her against the ravine wall. You quickly twist the blade through the brain and run over to her side.“Mom?” Lucian shouts as he throws open the door.“Don’t look kid,” you order as you kneel next to her. The itching in your arm is gone, so the demon is likely dead, even if you didn’t feel the dissipation of its soul, so her body is her own again. But the claw ripped through a good portion of her abdomen and shattered her sternum, and a large number of her bones are likely fractured. She’s bleeding heavily and needs treatment. If the treatment is soon, her physique should be strong enough to survive.1/2
>>31103228Yes, I'm sure everyone would be happy if all rolls were good and there were no failures.
“Is Lucian okay?” she asks as she covers up her wound.You hold your tongue and nod as you press her hands against her wound to help with the pressure. “You need medical help.”“How am I going to get that out here?” she asks. “Thank you for protecting my son. Please, get him back to the village safely.” You glance over your shoulder. Lucian keeps switching his gaze from you to the demon. He’s twisting his foot back and forth in the dirt, wanting to go to his mother’s side but held back by guilt and fear.>”I can get you to the Capital. Surely someone there can help you.”>”There might be something I can help you with nearby, in the tunnels.”>”If you’re certain about this.”>Say something else>Other2/2>>31103228It's an even distribution, it will work out in the long run.
>>31103302>There might be something I can help you with.
>>31103288Don't put words into my mouth, anon
>>31103275Help her man, do it.eat like a beast and heal her.i know, life isn't fair,and I know it firsthand, but that little light is what makes living worth it.
>>31103332I can't put words in your mouth if you don't open it.
>>31103302>”There might be something I can help you with nearby, in the tunnels.”
>>31103302>>”There might be something I can help you with nearby, in the tunnels.”
>>31103302look into tunnels, else eat as fast as you can and run to the capital.
>>31103336Using your demonic power to heal her might have some very unintended consequences, but might work.
>>31103302>OtherEat them both, proceed with plot
>>31103302”There might be something I can help you with nearby, in the tunnels.”Encourage the kid to stay by her mother side and... be strong.
>>31103403>Killing her in a whole new way>Healing her, but having her markedly demonic and thus have an even more terrible life>GRD consuming part of her soul>GRD getting a host outside of youIt would also burn off a lot of the energy you've been accumulating.Or it might just work.
>>31103302She's ripped open and bleeding anywhere, moving her will worsen the condition and it is unlikely that she will not bleed out before reaching the capital.The best chance is to hope there is something in the tunnels that can help her.
>>31103302>>”There might be something I can help you with nearby, in the tunnels.”If she dies, we eat the kids soul right?
>>31103443too many donwside for a woman that barely speaked to us
>>31103443okay thanks.Well if we can't find anything in the tunnels then we might as well try healing her, its not like she'll make it if we don't do something
Going in the tunnels has itWritingAnd to the guys suggesting eating Lucian, you might want to think more about that.
>>31103541Hey, we are only suggesting it in the case his mother can't be saved.
>>31103541Devour all souls!
>>31103637We will become the dragon!
“Just hold on a moment. If we’re where I think we are, then I might be able to find something to help you with,” you tell her as you stand back up.“I’d really prefer it if you simply took my son and brought him to safety. There are too many demons in these woods. Leaving me behind is fine,” she says as you walk towards the door.“Humans should never abandon each other,” you state. “Kid, did you see anything in that room while you were in there?”“No, it was too dark,” he says as he pulls his father’s sword out of the spore sower. He falls on his butt when the steel slides free. The surprise on his face from seeing it broken is quickly overcome when he turns and sees his mother. “Mom?” he asks as tears quickly well up in his face.You leave the two alone to reconcile as you venture into the dark room. With the door open, some amount of light is managing to make it into the chamber. Dirt has accumulated everywhere, and a water pipe is trickling into a puddle in the corner. Roots have pierced through the metal ceiling and hang in the air above you. And there’s a door on the opposite wall.You quickly stride over to it and try to open it. When you find the lock jammed, you simply kick the door in, releasing a cloud of stale air. Your eyes water from some contaminant, but you continue forward regardless. The darkness is almost too much for you to see, bu then a motion tracker detects you. The lights click on, the once white LEDs now dim and off colored.1/2
The room seems to be just a small hub connecting to the transport rails that should have undermined this entire region. But the emergency shutters are slammed shut, and you can see two corpses in the corner. They died long enough ago to be nearly mummified, trapped for all eternity clawing at their throats and faces. One of them has a gasmask still attached to his face, beneath a helmet marked with a red cross.There must have been some kind of terrorist attack. But they’re not going anywhere, and the field first aid kit is still attached to the medic. Some kind of airborne assault that killed all of HQ. This could have been what incapacitated you. But if it is, then you have been unconscious for a very, very long time.When you kneel next to the medic to check his first aid kit, the bones crumble in your hands from sheer age. But these won’t be going anywhere, and Lucian’s mother is still outside, dying. You grab the first aid kit and open it up. All of the organic pieces of the kit are rotting away, but the metal and synthetics are undamaged, if a bit unclean. Better than nothing. When you pick up the kit and start to walk away, you can’t help but feel the eyes of the dead accusing you of something, of not protecting them.2/2And that's where I have to call it unfortunately. Just a lot of stuff is piling on top of me right now. Sorry, blame the curse for making me too sick to attend class today.I'll archive soon, next thread might be Sunday night, if not then Tuesday at the usual time.
>>31103847Nice atmosphere man. Definitely liking it so far and no worries, we've all got stuff to do. I'll bee looking forward to the next thread.
>>31103847Thank you for running OP. Really fun thread, see you Sunday.
>>31103847Cheers for thread
>>31103847Eh, too bad for the shitty rolls but whathever.Can i ask for a physical description of Joshua ?
>>31103847Thankx for running this OP, This quest is quickly becoming my favorite quest.
>>31104098No, he is whatever your imagination says he is!But in private.
ArchivedAnd guys, capitulating with your demons will give short term benefits in exchange for exacerbating their egos in the long run.>>31104098Roughly two meters tall, 100 kg, white male. Black hair with a rough beard. His eyes should be silver, but are likely back to being brown, the pointed twinge of PTSD in his eyes is apparent to most people. Ears, nose, and knuckles are all a bit too large. His face and body are wrinkled and withered to the point that he looks to be in his late fifties, though his muscles are still as hard as steel. With good food and time, he'll go back to the prime of his life. Despite living a life of constant battle, his various contracts have combined to result in a scarless body. And if he invokes his contracts, eight specific tattoos will appear on his chest, most prominently is the pentagram over his heart.
>>31104183ah okay thats good to know. Not fucking capitulating then.
>>31104183He is normally supposed to be 200kg right?
>>31104475Yes, but that number is misleading because he's about twice as dense as water normally. Most of his weight doesn't actually bulk him up beyond typically hugeI'm on my phone btw
>>31104801What?! No! We must become HUGE!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0wqhdZn4v0
>>31105069I can push disbelief, not break it.And it thematically clashes if he ends uplooking demonic when he supposedly triumphed over the demons
>>31105380That was meant to be rather tongue in cheek. I would prefer to not actually replicate HUGE quest, regardless of its hilarity.
>>31105380>>31104801Confirming that these are me, for posterity.Also, I can answer questions.
>>31104183That's current appearance by the way, you were much more tactical back in the day and did indeed have a dragonslayer sword. Except calling it a dragon slayer would have been a bit presumptuous considering things.
so we aren't able to offer the soul of the sower to gdr?
>>31112090First, it's not the soul he wants, but the body of something with a strong soul. Second, no, not if you want to save the mother.