Open>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvMxJkTaE4IPrevious threads:>http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Over%28Human%29Limit%20QuestMis-archived 7th>http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/29814791/Previously: Asherah summoned herself into being during Asher's performance for the Sunday choir. Choice Hills Baptist fell under the purview of this goddess scorned. A woman uttered her reverence for Yahweh in her presence, a blasphemy that was answered with a “cleansing” from the goddess.Tensions ran high with a new internal dispute between Asher and Aerin as one clearly disapproved of the others' way of handling things. With Aerin held at bay, Asher reasoned with the Goddess and helped her reach a conclusion that subsided her wrath.With a parting blessing to a band of seven, the Goddess returned to her plane of existence, returning the place to a degree of sodden normalcy as Asher got to work awakening others.Aerin met her end by Eshe's hand, the loyal follower finally resolving that the strong-woman was beyond help.A half hour later, most of the people trapped within the church have been put through the process. Hot Rod noticed a subtle rumbling with his enhanced perceptions After a trying skirmish with unknown forces, the party commandeered a truck to escape with a weakened Eshe. Now: Asher sleeps, visiting higher forces that he's dealt with in the past.It is Currently July 6th, a Sunday and around late noon.>ObjectivesCRITICAL:> ESCAPE FROM PAHRUMP ALIVE (Part 2)Primary: >Create a noticeable scene in LA that the entire city would take notice of.Side objectives:> "Liberate the waters of the desert Sodom" Destroy the Hoover Dam.Twitter>https://twitter.com/Overhuman_QuestAsher's Sheet>http://pastebin.com/kmsL31FP Encyclopedia/Characters>http://pastebin.com/n7kNbtwG
Good evening, Dran.
>>31148386Evening!Getting the post up in just a moment...
>>31148404Anus-dwelling cephalopod reporting in.
The dusky atmosphere of the bedroom blooms with warmth as Lucifer summons forth once more the Pyromancer's flame, weaving it between her fingers and relishing in the warmth of the living fire.You note that it looks very different from what you would expect of a normal flame. It does not necessarily rise in its flares, instead more keen on dancing to the motions of her fingers and then of course there's the fact that it doesn't require fuel to burn. Could that just be the effect of the astral realm however?“This is a different magic from the ones you have learned thus far. You will require my assistance to teach you. I would be willing to do so if at any time you intend and have the potential for learning.” She stares down at the flames as their orange glow paints her blonde hair the colors of the sun, her blue eyes taking on an almost violet sheen.Sitting up against the headboard you almost want to reach out and touch her, to feel that mystical beauty. Biting back your desires you remind yourself that this is Lucifer, for all you know it could be a trick.“So. As long as I'm in your good graces I'll be able to learn more pyromancy?”She nods, a sincere smile finding its way across her pink and fiery lips,”Think of it as my investment after your good faith. I'll have more for you after you accomplish my next task...”“And what is that?”“Two things, and they both might be accomplished.” She takes a deep breath, swallowing the pyromancer's flame,”Yet before they, I'd have you kiss me to share this knowledge of fire.”Grinning, you want to throw back your head and laugh as she cat-crawls onto the bed, that mystic fire pouring from her lips,”Real forward of you, isn't it?”“You made the choice to see me this way, what's the harm in a little fun?” She whispers before drawing her mouth open, her tongue snaking out like a serpent's, bathed in flames. “Promise I don't bite.”
“That's not what worries me.”> Accept the kiss.> Refuse the kiss.
>>31148472>> Accept the kiss.Why in the world would you ever NOT kiss Lucifer?
>>31148472>Accept the kissWelp, time to be throat-raped by a flaming phallus coming out of the Great Deceiver's mouth.
>>31148472>> Accept the kiss.I don't see a problem here.
>>31148472> Accept the kiss.Make sure we state that we know this is going to be horrible beforehand, to lesson the shame of our folly.
>>31148472> Accept the kiss.
>tfw no one says no.You'll have a post in like 5 mins.
>>31148544After playing Strange Journey, lewd Femcifer is my ultimate fetish. My dark secret I can't let any of my friends or family know about.
>>31148544we all wanted >>31148497to happen
>>31148455I have the feeling that this will all end up going horrifically wrong down the line. After all this is Lucifer, but i can't help but want to go along.
She puts her hands upon your shoulders as you trace yours around her waist, falling lower into a less respectable grip as she straddles you. Pushing a lock of hair out of her face, she leans in, touching your hair, gripping it gently as she ruffles your elegantly disheveled hair.You can feel the fire of her breath, and the heat of her lower body pressing against you as she stares deeply into your eyes for a moment.You slowly close your awareness as you feel her lips against yours, a hot flame entering your mouth and touching your breath, setting your lungs aflame. You breath out heat as the long and passionate kiss continues, rolling deeply to touch every part of your mouth as you drink and breath in this transferal of power, knowledge.Soon the flame ends, and you still feel a little warm. Pulling away, there's a strand of saliva between the two of you as she rests her head upon your shoulder, her other hand sliding down to grip against your chest. “The other tasks,” She whispers into your ear, breathing gently and so close that you can almost feel it inside of your head. “Awakening is not enough. They must desire enlightenment. But you must also not lie for the devil's tongue may only ever speak truth however bent it may be.”“The same enlightenment that the followers offer?”“Yes and no. Yes, they must strive for greater power and their liberation. But no, they need not join the Followers. You may however have them join you.”“Me?” You ask, feeling the warmth inside you. It's not your real body, and that just seems to make the presence of the flame all the more surreal.“Yes you.” She traces your ear with her nose, breathing in gently, “I want them to follow you. I want you to lead them. You have power Asher, and it's more than mere magic.”“And the other task?” You squeeze her hips gently, receiving a little giggle as she shifts herself closer as she drapes herself around you.
“The other,” she throws her head back, letting her hair fall around the other side of you as she switches ears. “I want you to save someone from themselves.”“Sounds difficult.” You say almost passively, flicking your eyes over to see one of those crystal clear blue eyes looking at you half-lidded and dreamy.“Yes, but it's something good. So many humans destroy themselves without ever realizing their true potential.” She kisses your cheek, a chaste peck compared to the passion earlier, “So many wither away and die.”“You didn't say that they needed to be awakened.”“Because they don't need to be or may already have, that choice is yours.”“In any case, it would be very interesting for you to succeed. You like manipulating others yes? Having them listen to you? Rely on you?” Her voice is hypnotic and undulating, and you're aware of the effect she must be having on you.But you don't care. She isn't wrong. You reply with a smile, a deep toothy grin ripe with the malice and sadism you've harbored since before you possessed power.She is right. You love control.You tremble, squeezing her flanks as you think on just how much you love power and she shifts over you, rubbing through the covers,”Yes Asher, that's it. You know what you love. Do what you, and be who you are.”She wraps her arms around your neck and rests her head upon your shoulder,”This is why I love humans like you so. Ambition, pride, rebellion... It justifies my existence.”You feel one of her hands crawl onto your face, obscuring your vision,”Yet for now, you must return. You will face adversity shortly.”
Your vision returns and you are back in the first part of your dream experience. The back of the truck with the Hydra and Wendigo staring at you expectantly. Helia's form seems to be trembling, hands wrapped around her shoulders. Fear? Cold?“Back. Shall we negotiate our contract?” The Wendigo bows its snow-grey head and horns, leering expectantly with shining red eyes.The two Hydras keep on snapping at each other, seeming to be playing a game, or training?> Contract with Wendigo.> Speak with Hydra.> Return to your waking moments.
>>31148925>> Contract with Wendigo.We were just told we're about to catch some kinda shit, and I don't want to test just how long "shortly" can mean. Address this immediately.
>>31148925>> Contract with Wendigo.Don't Wendigos turn dead people into new wendigos? We should specify that in our contract that they also have to listen to us.
>Helia's form seems to be trembling, hands wrapped around her shoulders.Oh fuckin boy. How deep in our head can you see?
>>31148971I don't think we can expect he has any power over his spawn. We need to ask that, and if he doesn't then he has to agree to not make any unless given permission.
>>31148925> Think of dead puppies and grandma to dispel morning wood.> Contract with Wendigo.
>>31148925>The two Hydras keep on snapping at each other, seeming to be playing a game, or training?This thing is just a barrel full of laughs isn't it?
So Wendigo Contract.Anyone digging for the one from last thread?
>>31149049I made a lawyer comment to close a loophole in it about what constitutes an attack.
>>31149063if we take your comment then I agree
Do not try to eat or injure me, Asher, or any of those I designate as allies unless I explicitly inform you that they are no longer allies. Followers are all designated allies by default. Individuals that they clearly and deliberately move to kill or capture me through the use force lose ally designation.Do not act against uninvolved mundanes without my approval. Do not interact with individuals who Followers are awakening. You may freely consume the corpses of all people who fail to awaken or are killed by myself or other Followers. You may not consume persons awakened by Followers before they choose their paths. Those who choose the Path of Blood may be freely consumed. Those who walk in peace may not be consumed or killed unless they make actions which contradict their path. All this, yes?A sec, Wendigo needs to look over it.
Also: As the calm before the storm, you have 4 LIMIT to spend and Pyromancy and Divination are currently rank 1. Divination rises in rank alone, and it's used with a -mancy as a medium.You could take an oath to only use one medium as a -mancy for divination.
After some brainstorming, I've figured that the best way to get at the hoover dam will be to use acid, which I'm pretty sure the Hydra will get when we pump more juice into it. Acid because concrete is mostly calcium, and acid kicks calcium butt.
>>31149207Can we upgrade Pyromancy one and bank the other 3?
>>31149165If you can find that one comment about defense I made, then I agree.
>>31149222Pyromancy is already at rank 1. it costs 2 points to upgrade.
>>31149165I'm not too fond of using the Follower's line of thinking for our personal dealings. Terms like the Path of Blood don't need to come up, and if the Followers are automatically "allied," a "currently" or the like should be thrown in. The sentiments aren't too bad, but I worry that making it over long may test his patience and worsen our negotiations.
>>31149234Forget it then. Bank all 4.
>>31149241>test his patience and worsen our negotiations.He'll just ask for more in return.
>>31149234I'd be fine with a level in Aero and Pyro.
>>31149221I'm not completely sure if I want to flood Vegas with water, let alone fucking acid. I know it would probably be diluted enough to not matter,but still.>>31149234Can we grab geomancy (whatever it's supposed to be called) so we can have all our cardinals down?
>>31149207how much would leveling our hydrokenesis cost? If it's too much i vote for leveling aerokinesis and Illusions.
>>31149165we need to know about Wendigo reproduction. I mean spawn, I mean how the curse spreads and if he has any power over those that originate from him, otherwise he needs to not create new ones without permission.
>>31149234We need Pyro and Aero at two to use learn Alchemy right?
>>31149207Okay, let's level Ice with 2 of those points so we have an Adept rated defense.And raise Materia Firma or Pyromancy to Apprentice.
>>31149234I vote for keeping the points for the next Summoning upgrade. Since everyone is paranoid about summons disobeying us. Higher level can start to wipe that fear out. Along with contracts of course.
>>31149165Do not try to eat or injure me, Asher, or any of those I designate as allies unless I explicitly inform you that they are no longer allies.Wendigo approves. Current Followers are all designated allies by default. Individuals that clearly and deliberately move to kill or capture me through the use force lose ally designation.Wendigo Approves.Do not act against uninvolved mundanes without my approval.Wendigo asks for a condition: "On full moons from sunset to sunrise I wish this to be removed so that I may rampage as I please. Unless you are willing to offer something of equal or greater value."
>>31149321When is the next full moon?
>>31149321I accept the corollary.
>>31149321Tell him he has to tell us before he rampages, and we will designate him a fair location to do so in that won't hinder our plans. Win win.
>>31149338Full moon: July 12, 20146 days from now.
>>31149321He may only rampage a set distance from areas we are operating in. otherwise i'm fine with letting him rampage.
>>31149376>>31149321I accept his conditions.
>>31149321I have a counter-proposal...on full moons, you are to take from nearby thirty people, and bring them and myself to a secure location. I shall attempt to awaken them, and those that fail shall make your fill. You will attack them one by one, giving them ample opportunity to awaken, but if they cannot summon forth magic then they shall become your meal. It is up to you to ensure the thirty-person quota is filled.
>>31149321If he's going to rampage we really need to know if Wendigo;s make more Wendigos, because that is asking for a Wendigo-Apocalypse, or at least getting devoured by a pack of fresh, uncontracted ones.
>>31149395This is good, and this>>31149427 is better. Love it
>>31149372This is acceptable.>>31149321>Do not act against uninvolved mundanes without my approval.Wendigo approves with the condition of Full Moon rampages in a fair location with prior warning.>>31149165>Do not interact with individuals who Followers are awakeningApproved.>>31149165>You may freely consume the corpses of all people who fail to awaken or are killed by myself or other Followers.Wendigo enjoys this.>>31149165>You may not consume persons awakened by Followers before they choose their paths. Those who choose the Path of Blood may be freely consumed. Those who walk in peace may not be consumed or killed unless they make actions which contradict their path.Wendigo requests clarification... And approves.Wendigo's other condition is met with the corpse disposal clause.>>31149430Wendigos only create more by making humans cannibalize.
>>31149427Unacceptable Wendigo desires a degree of freedom. This may be done upon new moons however. No need to include this in the contract, this may be done as a "Volunteer" service.
>>31149481Dranule, you skipped around >>31149427RAGE
>>31149481God damn it, that's why I said not to use the Follower's terminology and line of thinking in our private dealings.
>>31149481>Wendigos only create more by making humans cannibalize.Then he may not attempt or encourage the creation of new wendigos without our express permission.
>>31149534Wendigo will abide so long as it is lifted for the full moon. He will also accept Asher's left hand as fair payment.
>>31149534on a situation by situation basis, with our knowing vocal and written acknowledgement in clearly read 24-point-font goatskin parchment.*No fucking us on this one. Additionally, "Your rampages must constitute all witnesses, and there can be no bodies, limbs, or blood left behind. Whoever you kill must simply vanish off the face of the earth.
>>31149626This. Especially the last part
>>31149601God dammit. We can't keep losing body parts. This is ridiculous
>>31149626>24-point-font goatskin parchment.*Seriously? Also, do you really want to give up a limb for this? Does it bother you that much?Personally, I'm with >>31149617It don't seem that importnat.
>>31149601>Wendigo will abide so long as it is lifted for the full moon. Or accept Asher's left hand as fair payment.*Fixed that.
>>31149653Yeah, I'm serious. I don't want to be writing out a check and have it be writing consent for this douche.
>>31149626>on a situation by situation basisI actually thought about this, but just didn't care since I imagine becoming strong enough that we can just annihiliate/dominate any stray wendigo that looked at us, or anything we cared about, funny
>>31149682>"Your rampages must constitute all witnesses, and there can be no bodies, limbs, or blood left behind. Whoever you kill must simply vanish off the face of the earth.What about this? I feel its fair
>>31149481We should give our Wendigo a name, making it our Wendigo. I say we call him Donner, after the Donner party and their cannibal shenanigans.We should call our Hydra something that has to do with the three stooges. I'm thinking we name middle head Moe, left head Curly, and right head Larry. Or we could refer to them collectively as Ted.>>31149601Tell him he's getting to be a real pain in the ass, and we're almost ready to summon a more agreeable minion.>>31149682Yeah, we can lift it on the full moon, so long as the Wendigos it makes abide by the same rules he does about not harming us.
Are we going to get anything done this episode or what?
>>31149716>more agreeable minionThe fact that Dran has even responded to some of these suggestions is representative of a pretty good show on his part. And his actions last thread. If you want a sock puppet, you should have gone for a thoughtform.
>>31149740sadly contracts are finicky, time consuming things, best left to lawyers and not quest threads.
>>31149707Unacceptable, the demon has an agenda.>>31149716>Yeah, we can lift it on the full moon, so long as the Wendigos it makes abide by the same rules he does about not harming us.Donner agrees to instruct them in all prior clauses pertaining to harm/not harm. with exception for mundanes.If this is agreeable the contract is done.
>>31149782>Donner agrees to instruct them in all prior clauses pertaining to harm/not harm. with exception for mundanes.This doesn't exactly equate to not getting fucked by a crowd of fresh Wendigos, unless his 'instruction' is binding.
>>31149601Ok, a few points...1. Can we ask him about the current Wendigo population, if any?2. Would he accept a limitation on the number of Wendigos he may help to create during a full moon?3. Would he accept that he may not use the full moon period to conspire against us or our cause?
>>31149811>Unacceptable, the demon has an agenda.Instruct the Hydra to kill him, and slaughter this fucker ourselves.
>>31149782Seems fine to me.
>>31149838Did you not participate in previous threads or something? Of fucking course he has an agenda. Just like Asherah wants to revive her religion, Lucy wants us to spread magic, and the Hydra wants to become a strong, independent monster who don't need no summoner.>>31149782Sure, let''s go do plot.
>>31149782agreeable to me>>31149838lol what
>>31149885This thing is trying to slaughter all humans. Unacceptable goal. Let's try summoning something else, instead.
>>31149822>3. Would he accept that he may not use the full moon period to conspire against us or our cause?"No reason for me to conspire against the summoner. This is acceptable.>>31149822>2. Would he accept a limitation on the number of Wendigos he may help to create during a full moon?"Acceptable. One for each hour of Full Moon's night.">>31149822>1. Can we ask him about the current Wendigo population, if any?"Few. Not many have summoned us.">*Contract set*"This is a good contract, Summoner. I will eat and you will have Wendigo.">Writing continues.
>>31149782I really want to be able to limit the number of possible wendigos created so that we can prevent an exponential growth scenario. As it stands, I cannot accept this.
Awesome. We got a Wendigo buddy. Hope he doesn't do anything stupid and we end up having to kill him like Fara.
>>31149920I was gonna add that 'To act deliberately and knowingly against what you perceive to be our aims is to classify yourself as an enemy, and you are expected to act as such. Additionally, you are not allowed to rely upon an illusion of me for orders, only what you believe to be the real me. Our orders are never to be considered against our aims, though they do not precede any previous terms of the contract.
So.LIMIT packages.(1)Pyromancer's special!>PM rank 2.>Divination Rank 2.>0 LIMIT(2)Mustang mode>Aerokinesis 2>PM 2>0 LIMIT(3)Green Thumb>Florakinesis Rank 2>Photokinesis Rank 1>1LIMIT(4)Magician>Photokinesis Rank 1>Illusion Rank 2.>1LIMITVote for two in sequence122334Not213142
>>31150029>'To act deliberately and knowingly against what you perceive to be our aims is to classify yourself as an enemyContract's already set but..."Yeah. I'm going to need both hands for that one."
>>31150030We can't save them up? I want to upgrade Summoning.
>>31149920So Dran, how do contracts work, exactly? If we aren't using wendigo anymore in the future, are we still forced to maintain his Full Moon rampage? Also, can we kill a mythical summon like how we killed Fara?
>>31150056Are you positive?Because I'll let you.(5)Spend none.>>31150061You can mutually break the contract if it no longer proves to be beneficial.If Donner decides he's unhappy then he'll start to flex where he can until you agree.
>>31150018>hope I and my dumb friends don't do anything stupid and not listen to the one anon who voted against destabilizing fara again.FTFY
>>31150061As for murdering like Fara.___
>>31150018>Doesn't think we are going to have to deal with the massive packs of wendigo later in the quest.Heh.
>>311500895Don't worry, I'll be the only one voting for it.
>>31150138What I don't know is why more people aren't voting for Aero. Need dat Alchemy.
>>31150148Alchemy doesn't seem real useful to me. All I've seen is turning stone to gold which is a really stupid idea.
>>31150030Pyromancer it is.
This one is already set for failure, due to him having interests we don't like and not having placed sufficient protection in the contract.>>31150089>mutuallythat's kind of... not helpful if you have an antagonistic summon. In such a scenario if their form is destroyed and they don't have sufficient energy to manifest again, are they basically neutralized as long as you didn't include a ration of energy in their contract?
>>31150184You really have no idea of what Alchemy is capable of.
>>31150184Alchemy is ridiculously good stuff. You got your turning one thing into another. You got your bullshit creations. X+Y=Z instead of X+Y=XY. Sprinkle bits of that function into this thing. It's awesome.
>>31150132Well, with great power comes great responsibility. And without responsibility, there comes great consequences instead.Asher isn't a very responsible guy.
>>31150184Create Life. Turn ANYTHING into any OTHER thing. crazy useful. The air is suddenly acid.
>>31150200Ah.>"I want to end our contract.">"No, I like messing with you too much.">>31150200>are they basically neutralized as long as you didn't include a ration of energy in their contract?Pretty much. You could also forcibly rend them or end the agreement altogether from your part, though they may be spiteful if you deal with them again.
>>31150277Guys, humanity doesn't matter anymore. Humans are weak, fickle creatures, fuck them.We're going to become the Arbiter.What we do is we summon a host of mythical creatures, help them fulfill their agendas and begin propagating their species. We set them on the road to becoming badasses, ending contracts with an air of mutual agreement and amiability. Then, when the world is full of monsters, we can walk around with impunity since the existence of all these monsters is owed directly to us.
>>31150225I like how our arrangement with Lucifer has been the LEAST morally questionable thing Asher has done.
>>31150336You. I like you.
>>31150336>Going Chaos route
>>31150277>though they may be spiteful if you deal with them again.So we're locked into one creature of the same type then? What if we want to summon a different wendigo? Or are all wendigos just manifestations of one wendigo overmind?If that's the case, then what happens if we need to do battle with someone else that has a wendigo?>>31150337But we both know that Lucifer is the great deceiver, and is only taking it easy on us for now so that she/he can weasel into our good favor when she/he decides it's time to do some really fucked up shit.
>>31150423>when she/he decides it's time to do some really fucked up shit.Personally, I can't wait for that to happen. I want Asher to be right in the middle.
>>31150412You cannot deny this is the best route.
>>31150423Lucy was obviously buttering Asher up earlier, but I wouldn't count on Lucy stabbing Asher in the back, to be honest.
>>31150443I absolutely can.
You and Donner eventually settle upon a contract after some talk.You let him rampage once in a full moon and he pretty much attacks and eats who you tell him to and doesn't for who you don't want to.“It is a fair contract. You are a worthy summoner. Ah, one last thing... I prefer to manifest through the dead. I will use some of my own power to ease summoning if you do so. Otherwise, I will let you bear the brunt.”“Fair enough. I summon you into a cadavar and you talk part of the burn. Cool.” You scratch your head, only to realize that here it's much less... vivid. Just a lightform.“I'll likely be summoning one of you soon. Sit tight.”“Goodbye Summoner.” The demon growls.“Bye-Bye!” The Hydras hiss in unison.You wake yourself up, relieved to hear the rumble of the truck, the slow groaning of Eshe still wearing her titanic form. You take a hard look at Helia as she stares back at you, her teeth chattering as frost grips her body.“Fuck's wrong with you?” The first thing you say and the first thing you hear since your eardrums were ruptured. Goddamn your head feels good right now.>Burn reset to: None“C-cold A-Ash-sher...” She extends a trembling hand, shaking uncontrollably as her veins flare up randomly, her fingers look frosted over.“C-could y-you?” She seems to plead but unable to say much else.Now's a good a time as any to try Pyromancy right?> Nah, fuck her. Go see what Hot Rod's doing.(Also see outside)> Warm her up.> Check up on Eshr.> (Other)
>>31150457Luci won't stab us in the back, she'll guide us into stabbing ourselves in the back if we ever show signs that we're going to stop letting ourselves wrap around her finger.
>>31150388But Dran, we need some humans to build up Asherah's Holy Mindslave Empire.
>>31150463Don't you wish to see just how deep the rabbit hole goes?
>>31150494> Warm her up.She did good work back in the church. Warm her up and tell her as such, make sure she knows that we appreciate her.
>>31150494>> Nah, fuck her. Go see what Hot Rod's doing.(Also see outside)let's check out bro is doing.
>>31150494> Warm her up.Be very, VERY careful when we do this. We don't know our own strength with this power yet, and I bet Luci would just love to see us roast our ally alive.
>>31150494>[X] (Other) Just start a small flame to get a feel for it. It's our first whatever-mancy skill after all.>[X] Warm her up.
>>31150494>“Bye-Bye!” The Hydras hiss in unison.so cyute.> Warm her up.I can only see her not freezing over as a good thing, though encourage her to try and control this herself as well (she needs to, but it would be easier on our nerves as well)
>>31150494> Warm her up.IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN. Hadouken! Also, does this bitch somehow know about our fire powers? Could she see us soul-sexing Lucy?
>>31150494> Warm her up.Though the cold is likely in her soul not her body so hell of a lot of good that will do, might as well make an effort.
>>31150579>Though the cold is likely in her soul not her bodyEdgiest thing I've heard all thread.Just kidding. It's true anyway.
>>31150567She probably wants us to use our ice powers to simply pull the frost off her body.Still, better to be paranoid I guess, so we don't get bit in the ass.>>31150579I agree, we should tell her that.
>>31150595>Just kidding. It's true anyway.HELIA = FARA? We should kill her.
>>31150558>>31150494Hell just just change the temp of the flame to warm instead of burning hot then up it as needed.Fara is freezing Helia pretty bad I guess
Who does Lucy want us to save, anyway? The only person we can see fucking themselves over is Helia, but.
>>31150606um, that's how her power works in any case, it isn't additional evidence one way or the other.
>>31150610Anyone. She gave no specifics.
>>31150595I know what she needs, then.
>>31150610She just wants us to take someone that's wasting their natural skills or effort or some shit on 4chan, an getting them to work on a book or something instead.Dranule.
>>31150567>>Also, does this bitch somehow know about our fire powers? Could she see us soul-sexing Lucy?>>31150596You also have steam powers...
>>31150652SAVE ME!I keep all the threads in a word processor. 121 pages
>>31150654huh, a sauna does sound much nicer, but setting the pyromancy to low heat sounds more fun.
>>31150494>Warm her up
Guys.If you had to describe Helia in 2 words. What would they be.They can be derogatory if that's how you feel.
>>31150927Lost and desperate.
>>31150927Honestly, I would love to use her for Lucifer's second quest. I think she would be a great character if she got some self-confidence. Right now, she's juuuust getting to the point where I want her to live. Also, she's probably our best bet for a long term ally.
>>31151190I sort of like the moe loser thing she has going, to be honest, so I don't want her to get too much confidence. Not being two people would probably help her a lot, though.
>>31151190She fucked up those mechs pretty good, I think she's already fairly competent, and has been competent for awhile. I think she's been gaining confidence as well, the only problem is that she's still carrying the stigma for starting out fairly useless (In her eyes, Asher's eyes, and our eyes.), even though she isn't anymore.
>>31151190While I don't mind keeping her as a longterm project, I'm not sure she qualifies for Lucifer's quest; the worst thing she does is follow Asher, and while making her into someone that still followed Asher but due to their own strong independent beliefs would be kind of cool, I don't see it as worth the risk compared to finding someone who isn't already part of the Asher Cult of Personality and rising uplifting them.
You unbuckle your seatbelt, finding your equilibrium restored with your eardrums and cross the couple meter wide gap to sit beside her. She touches you, with a shivering smile, frost upon her breath as her veins keep pulsating.You touch her arm without sparing any time, finding that indeed, she's terribly cold to the touch. Hell, you'd likely get frost-bite just through extended contact. Shaking your head at the poor woman, as you channel your power into her, going real easy at first.The shivers stop almost immediately, and she moves to wrap her hands around yours for warmth.You comply, though frown a bit at the increased cold, with exception that you're the one averting it. You find that you're a bit more skilled in the art of Pyromancy than you thought you'd be.Helia's shivers end, and you see blood seep out of her wounds, causing her to cringe.The pock-marks of red you saw before, she got shot up pretty bad from what you can see. Removing her hands, she starts shivering again as her body freezes over the wounds. “I-I don't really know what to do. I took o-out the b-bullets.. B-but I still n-need to stop the blood somehow...“I could burn it shut for you.” You frown, remembering the time you burned Fara so many weeks ago. “It'll hurt like hell, and it'll scar, but you won't be bleeding or shivering anymore.”You pause for a moment, looking up from the wounds and examining her face,”You didn't have a problem with this before. Have you been doing your breaths?”She sucks in breath painfully, staring at you for a moment before looking away,”I-I guess I c-could do them again. I-I realized I was d-doing it a lot m-more than I probably should.”“Do it then. I'll cauterize if it doesn't help. Remember what I told you, fight for yourself before asking others.”
She looks back to you amidst the pain with a bit of admiration in her eyes,”Y-yes Asher.”You shake you head, Stupid bitch.You get up, taking stock of what all's on this rig. You can only guess at what some of the tech back here is used for. But it seems centered around those fucking mechs.No way the military is just going to let this go.You head up front with a backwards look to Eshe as she acts like dead weight. You really hope that she's not dead at least. Opening the door that separates the trailer from the cabin gives you a splendid view of Hot Rod still mildly freaked the fuck out, some brain matter on the window, and two corpses riding shotgun with bullet holes right in the part that their helmets don't protect. Under their jaw.Hot Rod got real close and personal with this one.“What's goin on man?”“Shit dude, you can walk again? Shit dude, you can hear again?” The Truck swerves, forcing you to adjust your footing and hold on for dear life as Hot Rod looks forward again.“The fuck! You get your license from chinatown?!” You yell as you kick one of the corpses to the side to take a seat.“Sorry man, I'm freaking sorry, okay? I'm just a little fuck'n freaked out right now. The fuck were those things?!”“Looked like giant robots to me-”“I mean those black things. I've never seen shit like that man. Was fucked up.”“Ah, those things...” You stick a finger in your ear, pushing away some of the blood and fluid that leaked out,”Did something to my eardrum. We need to watch out for them.”“And Eshe man...”
“What'd Eshe say?”“Eshe said she might not make it man. Offing Aerin took a bit out of her she said, and then what she had to do to match those things. Fuck man, FUCK!” Hot Rod slams the steering wheel, swerving again and sending the whole truck swaying.“Calm the hell down Hunter,” Your voice taut and restrained,”You're just gonna throw her around back there.”“Sorry man, I'm sorry.” He wipes away some forming tears with the shoulder of his shirt, keeping his eyes on the road.“So, Vegas next right? What're we gonna do?”You see some signs ahead telling you that you're reaching the end of the city limits and getting back on 160, you can go south or north.North is the longer way around to Vegas, while South is more direct and shorter.> Tell him to go the longer route.> Shorter route is undeniable better.
>>31151451>> Tell him to go the longer route.
>>31151451the military can probably track this truck so > Tell him to go the longer route.might help keep them off our trail for a bit
>>31151451>> Shorter route is undeniable better.
>>31151451>> Tell him to go the longer route.If there is anything on the way, we need to ditch this truckActually, any highway pitstop would be sufficient to jack a new ride.
>>31151451> Shorter route is undeniable better.>>31151517>they can track the truck>so lets take the route which keeps us in the truck longer
>>31151451Is it too early to try to give divination a shot? Otherwise,> Shorter route is undeniable better.There is a 0% chance this truck doesn't have a GPS tracker in it. No need to let them hit us on the open road.
>>31151451> Tell him to go the longer route.We need some time to recover, jack a new vehicle, and they're probably expecting us to go to Vegas and if I was them I'd set stuff up to intercept us, so let's not take the obvious and direct route.
>>31151451>something elseTake the wheel, and tell him to get some rest. We should go the longer route. Put a wall of ice up in the middle of the short road first, to make them think we blocked off that road so they couldn't follow us as easily, guaranteeing a wild goose chase down the wrong road.Before doing anything, check for tracking devices, disable all auxiliary electronics if we have to.We'll probably have park for a minute or so to do this shit, so we should put up illusions to keep them from seeing us on the side of the road.
>>31151602Oh, and if we find some kind of tracker, attach it to a thoughtform raven and tell it to fly down the short road at vehicle speed.
>>31151586I'll need to set up the particular "divination" rules first.Now's also really not a good time to meditate on that.
>>31151602>>31151451I don't think Asher knows enough about trucks or military tracking devices for that to work. Honestly jacking another car would be better and then Asher could put a rock or ice block on the pedal of the truck so they will keep tracking it while we make our getaway.
>>31151735>put a rock or ice block on the pedal of the truck so they will keep tracking it while we make our getaway.haha, just let it drive off into the desert. Nice.
“Go down the long road, less chance of them actually being there, it'll take more time for them to catch up.” You look at the systems from the passenger's side seat, examining what appear to be radios, keyboards for web-browsing inputs among other things that likely relate to systems in the trailer.You start flipping some of the switches into what you can see is the “off” position in an attempt to reduce their ability to track the vehicle. Hunter turns to go up 160 Northbound, merging into almost nonexistent Civilian traffic with a truck that must quite obviously military with a gial alligator monster in the rear trailer.Oh yeah, that's perfect.There's one switch that you accidentally flip on and hear a sudden, “Hey you!-” Before you flip it back to off.Your finger hovers above the switch, should you turn it back on?> Yes.> No.
>>31151451Oh, could we make a thoughtform that could sense electromagnetic radiation outside the visible spectrum? We could use this to try to locate any trackers on the truck.
>>31151735How the fuck do you intend to get Eshe into another car? Also, we're on a desert road in the middle of the night, not gonna be a lot of suitable cars hanging around.We can find a work around I'm sure, Asher has got to know how trackers work, at least a little, it's the modern age. Hot Rod may be able to find something that doesn't belong, his name implies he may know about vehicles, just tell him to scrap any electronics that look like they don't need to be there.
>>31151775> Yes.Might as well see if it's something useful to listen toHere's hoping for AI
>>31151775> Yes.Might as well hear what it is they have to say. That is unless we can be tracked by radio. No idea if that's a thing.
>>31151775> Yes.GOD DAMN IT ASHER, SHIT.They already know which road we're on if they have any sort of tracking at all, might as well listen to what they have to say now.
>>31151775>Flip switch.>Call them a faget>Flip switch off.
You flip the switch again and immediately regret it.“Hey, yeah. You hear me fucker?” The voice comes in through a bit of static, implying some distance, and maybe then some.You grab what looks like a headset, putting it on,”Yeah dipshit. Hear me?”“The fuck are you calling me dipshit for asshole!? I'm not the one that stole a goddamn M&D trailer! MY FUC---- M&D trailer! You know how much love I put into that godda-- thing?! You know how much hate I'm going to shove up your fuck--- luddite --- for scrapping those beauties?!” The voice just about screams over the radio, cutting out now and then due to the distance.> “Sorry? Am I talking to the maker of those pieces of shit? I slagged 'em get used to it buddy.”> “Shut the fuck up faggot.” Turn it off.> Just... turn it off.> (Other)
>>31151915>"Hey you! We are fellow followers and we are here to help, we-">"You are faget." Flips switch
>>31151775Cough a few times, lower our voice a notch.Then turn the switch back on, maybe we can lie our way out of this.
>>31151953"What the fuck did you just fucking say about me, you little bitch? I’ll have you know I graduated top of my class in the Navy Seals, and I’ve been involved in numerous secret raids on Al-Quaeda, and I have over 300 confirmed kills. I am trained in gorilla warfare and I’m the top sniper in the entire US armed forces. You are nothing to me but just another target. I will wipe you the fuck out with precision the likes of which has never been seen before on this Earth, mark my fucking words. You think you can get away with saying that shit to me over the Internet? Think again, fucker. As we speak I am contacting my secret network of spies across the USA and your IP is being traced right now so you better prepare for the storm, maggot. The storm that wipes out the pathetic little thing you call your life. You’re fucking dead, kid. I can be anywhere, anytime, and I can kill you in over seven hundred ways, and that’s just with my bare hands. Not only am I extensively trained in unarmed combat, but I have access to the entire arsenal of the United States Marine Corps and I will use it to its full extent to wipe your miserable ass off the face of the continent, you little shit. If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little “clever” comment was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have held your fucking tongue. But you couldn’t, you didn’t, and now you’re paying the price, you goddamn idiot. I will shit fury all over you and you will drown in it. You’re fucking dead, kiddo."
>>31151915Voting for this
>>31151953"Ur mechs a shit. Fuck u faget." Turn it off.
>>31151953> (Other)"You sent them after me so don't get pissy with me when I smash them. If you're so damn worried about your precious toys then why give them to people who're just gonna use them to get smashed in the first place!?"
>>31151953>(Other)So, how attached are you to your current employers. I could definitely get you a fat wad of cash; probably a new set of hardware too. But if you're not going to be helpful I don't see much reason to keep this radio on.
>>31151953Before we call him a fag, maybe we can try to get info from him..."What the fuck's a M&D? Are those the magical mecha bullshit I wrecked earlier?"
>>31151953Let's try to taunt him into giving away more information. He's mad, and we don't even know what M&D means."Ooh, I'm so scared. You going to send more mechs to scrap after me?"If we can get him mad enough we might even be able to ask who's coming after us, and give away some details about where they are or how much they know.
>>31151953> “Shut the fuck up faggot.” Turn it off.
>>31151953>[x] Just... turn it off.
>>31150030Ok...Dran did you -really- just separate Pyromancy from Divination and make them require individual point input? You realize that it's essentially worthless now, right? As far as I can tell, it's just prettier Pyrokinesis.
>>31152312Of course pyromancy and divination are different things, why would you think otherwise? That's like expecting water and illusion to be the same thing, they are different as fuck.Even without divination I think pyromancy is useful as hell, way more useful than pyrokinesis could ever be.Also, you're post is obscenely late, wtf?
“You sent them after me you rooty tooty bitch! Don't get pissy when I smash them 'cause the people inside are shit. Why don't you give them to pilots that don't suck gratuitous dick!?” You yell back into the mic, startling Hot Rod that just keeps his eyes on the road.He mumbles “Dude,” and “shit.” now and again for the remainder of this conversation.The voice screams again, words lost in static before it becomes crystal clear,”Fucking calibrated. Done! Jesus fucking christ, don't you think I asked for better people?! They all go NUUU you have to do this ultra cool super fucking amazing surgery on goddamn cripples and dumbass convicts that don't know what the hell sides you put a battery in!”“Who the fuck actually lets you do that shit? You sound like a sick perv or something. Fucking hell man.” You roll your eye, actually bringing yourself a modicum of calm as you resolve to troll information out of this guy.“Y'know what, I don't have to tell fucking Sand-niggers. 'Specially not when you're gonna die.”“Ooh, I'm so scared! You gonna send more mechs to scrap after- Wait, Sand Niggers?!”“Uh huh, fuck'n dead sand-niggers. Wraiths' gonna get yah. Oh, and I already updated them to account for sub-optimal frictionless combat in open and confined spaces. In dumbass speak: That ice trick your lot used won't be working a second-” You turn off the switch and throw the headset at the windowshield.You're gonna fucking kill that guy. You swear to whatever god. You're gonna kill that guy.Well, at the very least, you know that something's inbound. A look forward through the windshield and to either side reveals that there's just a few civilian cars on either side of the road.Nothing amiss here, right?> You'd switch cars, but have no way to move or hide Eshe... Unless it's a semi.> Stop the truck and wait for the "wraiths."> Keep goiing. When they hit you'll be ready.
>>31152442>> Stop the truck and wait for the "wraiths."
>>31152412Divination is the only "extra" we got with Pyromancy. Other than that, all the descriptions have just been about how the flames don't quite look normal. Prettier Pyrokinesis. And now that Dran's done this, separating the parts, I fully expect that all of them are going to be separated out when we figure out how to work them.It's late because I just got back home and this bugged me a lot.
>>31152442> You'd switch cars, but have no way to move or hide Eshe... Unless it's a semi.Yeah, we barely survived those guys WITH Eshe. Let's not try to face them while she is almost dead from Ache.
>>31152442>[x] You'd switch cars, but have no way to move or hide Eshe... Unless it's a semi.
>>31152442> Keep goiing. When they hit you'll be ready.
>>31152442It wasn't really the lack of friction that we were using against the bots, since they turned out to be able to walk pretty fine on the ice, we ended up freezing their feet in place. Wonder if he got a fix for that too.And weren't most of the Followers sub-Saharan?> You'd switch cars, but have no way to move or hide Eshe... Unless it's a semi.>>31152562agreed
>>31152493Bugs me a bit too. My justification was that it was what would be considered with any other -mancy you learn.I may retroact it and just make it go in line as such.>>31152594You were all wearing afghans.
>>31152594>And weren't most of the Followers sub-Saharan?Do you think redneck mech engineer really cares about being accurate with his racism?
>>31152442> You'd switch cars, but have no way to move or hide Eshe... Unless it's a semi.If we -can- get a semi, we should.Otherwise, just set up defenses for a fight.
>>31152607>My justification was that it was what would be considered with any other -mancy you learn.Then put a note on it that says it utilizes the rank of your highest -mancy by default when used, though you can pick to use something else.Make it work like Aquatic Perception does with Hydrokinesis.It directly works off of the -mancy skills, it make zero sense for it to have its own rank.
>>31152612no, but I thought he would go for the simpler and more time-honored 'niggers', but I forgot about the afghans; although I did figure they would just be familiar with the fact that the vast majority of these guys are black africans.
>>31152667Imagine the middle east.
>>31152694Whats going on with he rest of the world in this setting? I would imagine places like Israel should have already exploded into nuclear war, what with fucking magic and gods being able to speak to people and shit.
>>31152694oh my god.The government doesn't even have any reason to think this is the Followers, yet, if they haven't debriefed someone from one of the awakening zones.
>>31152647>>31152607>Divination (Pyromancy Subspell) [Variable] By gazing into the flames under Lucifer's guiding hand, Asher has discovered how to divine the future. Maybe be used with any unlocked -mancy spell. Rank tied to -mancy skill used.I labeled it as a "Pyromancy Subspell" only because we used Pyromancy to unlock it. I don't see why it can't be set up like this. If you have a reason that it can't, mind letting me know so I don't sit here stewing over it all night?
>>31152760In working the world events of the setting I approximated especially horrible points of conflict and poor living conditions. Then I decided about~ what would take place with the sudden change in the world.Make of that what you will.
So I'm all for dropping magical nukes all over Isreal.
>>31152877Oh, someone beat us to it. It's either nonexistent or the epitome of magical defense now.
>>31152956Or maybe God himself intervened int eh violence and convinced all the Abrahamic religions to get along in that area.
I wonder... Are these wendigos that go and get spawned every full moon rampage going to stay around permanently or are they going to eventually burn through their power reserves and keel over?I imagine that they'll just keel over at some point.
I think Dran fell asleep
>>31153633the narga got him
On the one hand, wendigo contract doesn't seem like complete shit.On the other hand, Dran fucked up on how he set up the Pyromancy+Divination mechanics and then fell asleep before we got to the interesting parts. Again.
Guys let's talk about Lucifer some more. What are your guys opinion on this shit? On one hand it's Lucifer. On the other hand. She/he/it is giving us powers and is really one of the most honest and reasonable people we've encountered so far.
>>31154241The last time we had a wendigo on /tg/ she ate her potential boyfriend.
>>31154270He's playing the long game and setting the world up for Chaos route. I did find it kind of weird that he specifically said he wanted Asher to become a leader, since instating a leader seems to go against his mythic archetypes. I guess it fits in that Asher is currently rebelling against his sovereign, but I expect Lucy'd compelled to undermine us if we became a sufficiently powerful leader in our own right.
>>31154351Maybe he genuinely likes Asher? I mean he has been watching us masturbate.
>>31154363Sure, he likes us now, but he is the embodiment of rebelling against authority; what happens when Asher stands equal to any other earthly power? Or even just when he is an authority figure in his own right?
>>31154270I think that Lucifer has an interesting contrast with Asherah.Lucifer starts us off small, something we're already doing, and quickly escalates demands. But at least they're honest about what the job entails.Asherah asks us to murder a priest in front of their congregation. Oh by the way, SURPRISE! I'm going to take the body for use as my avatar on Earth. Lucifer wants Asher to be strong and rewards him handsomely for success. He/she/it even gives multiple good options.Asherah is reluctant to offer good rewards and attempts to screw us out of more magic by making the 'reward' fixing injuries sustained on the job.Lucifer wants to make his/her/its visiting spirity domain place all comfy and shit. Changes it up to make Asher feel welcome and happy.Asherah tries to control her realm to make herself happy. She even tries to control Asher's appearance with the white robes and the must be clean shaven and such. Also the "don't curse in front of me" thing.There's more, but I'm running out of post space and I'd rather go read some quests that have a QM not falling asleep than sit here talking about Lucifer/Asherah. Dran, get yer ass back in here.
>>31154420Call me crazy, but I don't really think Lucifer would do that. He represents rebellion with a purpose and encourages wisdom and power. If we straight up decided to take control from... whatever reign Lucifer currently has, then yeah, he would actively do something.
>>31154420Lucifer seems pretty alright with high ambitions. As long as we don't become the type of authority that really needs rebels against it, though I can't really see Asher being all that much of an authority figure. >>31154436In the interest of fairness I will point out that not many beings could have healed us, and she is literally the only source of magical healing that we are on speaking terms with. And it probably took a lot of magic power to do it.Yes, she's a control freak, and a bit of a bitch, but we still have a lot of use for her. Something to remember, she's going to make herself out to be more powerful than she currently is, I get the feeling she's far from her full strength, but she still has a lot of pride and is somewhat touchy.Lucifer is easier to work with, but in an understandable way. She wants to be treated like a Goddess.
I'm still not exactly sure why we really want to make Asherah more powerful. After the shit that happened in the church, I think it's pretty obvious that nothing good will come from making her stronger.Her final goal is probably to drown the whole entire planet in water.
>>31154584>I'm still not exactly sure why we really want to make Asherah more powerful.Because she'll make us more powerful.
>>31154611Has she though?
>>31154584Personal power, amusement, and once she gets some followers other than us they ought to make a good distraction and keep the government stretched thin.
>>31154584Shhhh. Just wait a little while longer.
He didn't even update the pastebin. He said it'd be updated before Saturday.
I sure hope he didn't die from sleep deprivation.
I hope he's willing to run this when he wakes up. Tonight was kinda pathetic.
>>31152811Instead of calling it a (Pyromancy Subspell), I think it would be better described as a (Derivative Spell) or something like that. Subspells are for things like Ice and Steam on Hydrokinesis. They have their own individual ranks.
FFFF-Being mildly sick enough to get tired early blows.I'll get the next update up and then formerly close shop.
>>31155240It also needs something to indicate that it has special leveling requirements.>>31155406...
>>31155406Oh, well hello there, sleeping beauty.
>>31155406>I'll get the next update up and then formerly close shop.
>>31155406*formallyAlso, next AoPH when?
You tell Hot Rod to keep an eye out for a truck so that you all can make a switch as soon as possible to get out from under their radar. You didn't like your first dealing with the “wraiths” and don't plan to see to a second.Feeling restless in your chair graced by the presence of two dead bodies on the floor, you head back into the trailer, acknowledging Helia that's deep in her breathing exercises, body glowing subtly with whites and blues flowing through her veins and arteries.Passing her, you head on back to see Eshe. She still holds herself up against the wall, breathing in quietly and letting it out in subtle hisses given her form.“Asher...” She groans with her solemn pain. You put a hand upon her scaled thigh, frowning sadly at the Follower,”Hey Eshe. Sorry I couldn't hear ya earlier. You doin alright?”“Better... Sleep is good. We are being followed... Aren't we?”You incline your head, sighing out,”Yeah, and it's not good. Guy who made those things? He's mad. No idea how many it's going to be.”“Let them come. They walk the blood... We will end them... By Susej, his name, his light, and his liberation.” She brings up a fist, clenching it before herself, nearly shaking with resolve and pain as she seems to pray a little.“Sorry Eshe. You shouldn't have met an ass like me. You might've been in a better condition right now.”“No. No What-ifs Asher... Just what is. I will fight them if they come.. It is simple as that.”“Tough girl aren't you?”“I am a woman.”“You really don't look like it.” You grin up at her sadly.She just kind of chuckles sympathetically, Very true.”You sit back down, biding your time, waiting for the inevitable.
Hot Rod never successfully found a truck on this road.You feel it first from the trailer's side, and then it rumbles throughout the entire vehicle before part of the whole thing spins out to one side, sending you up against the wall, struggling to not hurt yourself against the tech as momentum and gravity takes control.Before you know it between the rumbling and rocking, the whole rig comes to a stop after nearly rocking over presumably if not for Eshe's weight.Rising from nearly busting your face, you bear a grim resolve to deal with whatever's out there. It's just another obstacle keeping you from what you want after all. And this time? You've got a new power.>End Thread. QM victim of Somnus.
>>31155469Well... thanks for running Dran
>>31155469>You've got a new power.Speaking of which, have you decided how you're going to handle this Divination/Pyromancy divide thing?
Next AoPH is Wednedsay at 20:00Next Over(human)Limit is Thursday at 20:00.Updating the twitter to show both.I need to update Pyromancy as one skill with Divination next thread and you guys have 2 LIMIT.
>The last set of choices was completely meaningless>Every single one of them would have resulted in the whatever this is showing up right nowWhy didn't you just tack on this update with the end of the last update? There was no reason to have that vote for whether we stop and wait / look for a truck / keep going.
>>31155488>>The last set of choices was completely meaninglessI rolled in the background. You had a chance to find one and ended up not.
>>31155488Eh. He's sick. Give him a break.
>>31155487You also need an entry for Donner.
>>31155488>>31155495You also wouldn't have been forcibly stopped by the things had you waited for their arrival.The choices here affected the state of the Truck.
>>31155487>you guys have 2 LIMITBuy the Ice for better defense? Though mad mech engineer guy did just say he worked some shit out to counter our ice... Still, always useful to have.Buy Materia Firma for better defense and to work towards reality-raping enchantments? Buy Aerokinesis for combos with Pyromancy to make explosions and grow the flames even bigger? Also works towards AlchemySave it for Water or Summoning or something?
Thank you for playing guys. Sorry about Somnus/Sadman/Hypnos/Queen Mab/Insert dream-figure here.>>31155540>Buy Aerokinesis for combos with Pyromancy to make explosions and grow the flames even bigger?Mustang mode!
>>31155547I really would love to go mustang mode on this.Also, if you don't mind me asking, about where do Hot Rod and Helia sit in terms of power? If you gauge it vaguely by how many LIMIT points worth of spells they have, more or less raw points in it than Asher?
>>31155540I want to save it for Summoning. All the OP things we could summon but not enough skill for it. We also really need to work on our drain. We burn way to quickly
>>31155547Something else to consider with Aerokinesis.Sound travels through AIR. Aerokinesis controls AIR.We should be able to use it to make a vacuum wall / bubble around the wraiths and prevent their screeching bullshit.
>>31155547Since we know these things have pilots in them, they must have a cockpit. Would we be able to ignite the inside of the cockpits next time they show up?
>>31155560Hunter's looking at more unspent points.Helia's about equal, and a little less than Asher but she's been focusing on fewer things.>>31155568This tactic was actually going to be employed by someone in the future. Good show though with the now.>>31155580>they must have a cockpit.I wouldn't make that assumption.
>>31155588>I wouldn't make that assumption.Oh. So it's snug glove-like fit, eh?>This tactic was actually going to be employed by someone in the future. Good show though with the now.I really, really don't want to get hit with another blast of screechy screechy.Hi Jackie.
since we're in the desert we should summon something with an advantage. Like some rocs or sand devils or giant sand wurms
>>31155602>giant sand wurmsWe can try summoning the Dune worm. But I really don't want to make another contract and spend 3 fucking hours talking about it.
>>31155607Yeah. Summoning is cool as an NPC making skill, but sometimes you just need to apply some force. We'd never need to spend hours talking to our fireball if we decided to just nuke everything with Pyromancy.
>>31155618I guess I'm just saying that we need to be able to summon up some mindless goons that smash what we tell em to smash.Whether that is something that will come with Higher ranks in summoning or not, I dunno. I hope it does, because we kinda need it.
>>31155618Summoning is pretty amazing in the fact that you can summon whatever you want with any power you want it to have. But seriously, making these contracts really kills it. I know why we do it and it makes sense in the setting but it takes so fucking long taking about what we want them to do what we don't want them to do.It's really tiresome.
>>31155607>>31155618>>31155630simple thoughtforms should suffice, rocs are giant birds and sand wurms are well wurms
>>31155607Going to take the general idea for Wendigo's contract to apply to all future summons, and bring up their gripes and demands for condition (Hopefully) in far fewer posts.I understand that the Wendigo contract bogged things down, trying to figure out a good way to balance this.>>31155618>We'd never need to spend hours talking to our fireball if we decided to just nuke everything with Pyromancy.Well, if you DID it'd be a pretty big goddamn fireball.In any case. Good night, another apology for falling asleep on you guys.
>>31155639>>31155643The dealing with things like this is what kills every single one of your quests.Don't turn this into a repeat of Gargoyle Quest.
>>31155639I completely agree. I love summoning and I wanted it since the very beginning and I still want to make it to Divine, but... I don't know, I just wish making contracts didn't require all this pseudo legalese bullshit.
>>31155649Prime issue with Gargoyle quest was that these things were inside you and trying to influence your behaviour.Fortunately not even Veins are completely* like that with Tulpas because they don't need to contract at all.They just need to be a bit careful about what they do.The astral sessions are better though aside from that, right? Progression of objective with the deities that've taken an interest in you?Snogging Lucifer...?
>>31155675I'm sticking with Femcifer. I believe that she'll/he'll gives us some more baller ass powers/summons. Asherah hasn't really done anything in my eyes to really warrant doing more of her shitty favors. But we'll see.
>>31155675The astral sessions are fun so far. Still wary of Lucifer, but at this point I have no reason to voice my concerns. The best I can hope for is that they'll never be realized and I can just sit here silently worrying. If shit does get bad, well we'll just deal with it then.
>>31155690I'm going to vote to blow up the dam if it's not an insanely out of the way endeavor and see what happens. If Asherah screws us out of anything worthwhile again, then fuck her. She deserves her scorn if we do more work for nothing.
>>31155643>>We'd never need to spend hours talking to our fireball if we decided to just nuke everything with Pyromancy.Well that would be funny as hell.IIRC you said that distance really isn't a problem for Nerves so long as they can see it?What if we got a telescope on a tripod, went a few miles outside of Vegas, and then sat there talking to our fireball for a few hours to make a MASSIVE explosion?
>>31155547About how many ranks in Aerokinesis would we need to fly?What if we got a parachute or a hang glider or something? Could we use it to fly at Apprentice rank?
>>31155796With Adept Materia Firma, we could use it to make the air solid and just walk around on it.
>>31155675>Prime issue with Gargoyle quest was that these things were inside you and trying to influence your behaviour.WOAH WOAH WOAH Hold up.Are you honestly saying that this isn't what's happening in this quest? All of our summons are Asher's mind. They're all constantly pushing against their constraints and they all want things from up. It might not be a perfect analog for Gargoyle Quest, but it's a whole hell of a lot closer than you're insinuating.
>>31156904>from upfrom us*
>>31155675Yeah, the astral sessions have been really fun so far. They make for a cool was to hand out side quests and chill in between the action.I do hope that Asherah's next reward is a bit less lackluster. I'm guessing that you didn't want to give us new toys from both Asherah and Luci at the same time. Blowing up the Hoover Dam should, hopefully, net us something cool.
>>31157283I still say we should kill all humans and cover the earth with monsters that owe their very existence to us.
I know that horrifying monsters are fun as summons, but why don't we summon up some thoughtforms that are basically just humans in form?It should be easy to make squads of extremely loyal soldiers armed with modern gear. Or even suicide bombers or things of that nature.
>>31157397Something incorporeal would be better. It's a nightmare for non-mages to fight ghosts and things in every setting.Sending a ghost to kill the pilots in the mechs would be so much easier than what we plan on doing. They might also make better scouts than the ravens.
>>31157420Ghost in The Machine?>>31156904Meh, Gargoyle quest felt more like a tug-o-war with a three way split rope.This is more like a mercenary service. It's far more optional and you can ignore their requests and flip them the bird.>>31155796>>31155801Pretty much. And I'd say Adept Aerokinesis would allow for the most comfortable flight with MF, even if it's just for short distances.
>>31157542The quest has yet to be archived. Wanna pick up where you left off?
>>31157598Probably won't get through the whole skirmish, and morning's bad for me as well as other people I think.I'll archive this now.
>>31157542>Pretty much. And I'd say Adept Aerokinesis would allow for the most comfortable flight with MF, even if it's just for short distances.With Materia Firma at Novice as it is now or are you counting both MF and AK as Adept for flight?
>>31157761Yes. MF at Adept.
How hard would it be to use Alchemy to turn water into something highly explosive?
>>31157653KILL ALL HUMANSIn all seriousness, however, that's where this quest is going. Mythical creatures running rampant, everyone either awakened or dead, Gods and Goddesses fighting little wars with eachother.It's just in our best interests to head this all off, and delve make this magical realm OUR magical realm. Pic related.
>>31157846>Insert SodiumPretty easy.>>31157897I like you, but you're kind of crazy...There will be a time for this.
>>31157977What ya think the chances of getting Alchemy in time to blow up the dam are? Because it would be pretty neat to transmute chunks of the dam itself into bread or c4 or something.
>>31157977Then I shall be waiting for that time to come...but don't think I won't be pushing for this future.
>>31158017Issue is that Asher's got no direct line yet to get Geokinesis/mancyMight be a way for someone to teach him though.
>>31158070Hmm... Is it possible to learn from Veins that have elemental manipulatey spells?
>>31158631Possible, yes.Just like how Veins can learn things from Nerves.
>>31158663The first thing Helia did was mess around with rocks, right?
>>31158017We have cold and hot powers. I am sure we can figure out a way to deal with the damn with those.Actually if we just fill the damn with water (the structure itself) and freeze it, it will cause the concrete to weaken and crack. We might actually make it crumble under the power of the water it is holding after that point.
>>31158686I dunno if we could freeze that much water all at once.
>>31158680Indeed. Right now she's earth and Ice.
>>31157977Wasn't there a mind controlling evoker in the first overhuman setting? Is that a possible power in this setting, or do you want to deny us our mindslave army?
>>31158710It doesn't have to be all at once. The ice will not just melt away the next second. Also it doesn't have to be the whole dam. We could seal a portion of it from the side, fill that portion and freeze. It should be enough if we destroyed 10 meters long.
>there are 3 or 4 players just sitting around in the thread now discussing>Probably more lurking>More could be here if Dran had called a session on twitter>"Mornings are probably bad for everyone"
>>31158766Dran thinks we do anything with our lives other than wait for the next Overhuman quest. Lol.
>>31158746There was.It is.But it's rare.>>31158787>>31158766I've also got work in like an hour and I'm doing some other stuff.
>>31158809>There was.>It is.>But it's rare.Should clarify: The power itself is uncommon.The ability to use it from afar is rare and rather exceptional.
>>31158809Would it branch off Illusions?>Illusions control what you sense.>[Violet's power] controls what you do.
>>31158833>>[Violet's power] controls what you want to do.It would eventually branch off of illusions though.
Probably been said, but I can't remember it.What color does Asher glow?
>>31158859What if we did that thing where we summon up a magic eye and then use Alchemy to make it physical and implant it into Asher's eyesocket.Would picking an eye that carries some kind of suggestability / mind control ability open the door to the ability itself as something to buy ranks in?
Oi, forgot to mention that it's changed a little recently.It's Cyan with a red outline.
>>31158913>It's Cyan with a red outline.Hellooooo Luci
>>31158714Would Asher be able to learn Earth magic from her? Or even just study her doing it until something clicks?She sure as hell did it with Ice magic.
>>31158949We should be able to, but Dran's probably going to just say no to force it to take longer to get.
>>31158949You can learn it from her. I said it before.
>>31159027>Issue is that Asher's got no direct line yet to get Geokinesis/mancyYou seemed to imply that there was no way for him to get to learn it without jumping through some hoops first.
>>31159047In his own power set.
Well this is gonna be fun trying to get her to teach us anything after all the "You need to stand with your own power" talk.Or maybe it won't be that bad. She is all crazy for the guy.
>>31159071Maybe we can turn this into a learn geo, teach... something. I dunno what the fuck Helia wants to learn. The-dick-o-mancy?>>31159100It'll be fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine.
FUCK.I just remembered what I wanted to do. I wanted to ask Lucifer about Susej.
>>31159169>Maybe we can turn this into a learn geo, teach... something.What?
>>31159209I meant like a teaching/learning session where she teaches Asher Geokinesis and he teaches her something. Maybe better Ice or something I dunno.
>>31159226We can probably show her water or wind, but I don't think we can teach her Pyormancy and I would be against that anyway.
>3 for Geokinesis>2 for Aerokinesis>? for whatever that last req is. (Aether? Probably another astral dream trip or something. Might not cost LIMIT anyway.)>1 for Alchemy itself>2 to make Alchemy a usable rankHave 2 currently, so we need to get 6 more points minimum to obtain Alchemy.
>>31159318Aether is the substance of the universe.It's worth getting just for that reason alone.
>>31159377Well, it's the "air of the gods" or something.So I'm thinking we might need to throw ourselves into The Flow and inhale deeply.
>>31159417The Aether I'm talking about is Quintessence the fifth element and one of the most vital to alchemy.
>>31159460Dran said that whatever we were missing to get Alchemy would be discovered by Asher and included in actually buying Alchemy.
>>31159460It's the same thing. It's called the "Air of the Gods" because it was thought that the heavens were made of pure Aether/Quintessence while down on Earth there was only a little bit in everything.It makes sense, to me at least, that Aether would involve the Flow. It's what souls are made of, it's what enables magic, it's what gods are made of and where they live, and it's in and connects everything.
I need a new OP song.
>>31159828How about something classical?
>>31159848First movement of Beethoven's seventh.
>>31159981https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uOxOgm5jQ4You'll see why after two minutes...if you don't skip.
>>31158070I don't understand why we don't have access to geokinesis. Ask any geologist and he'll tell you ice is a mineral.
>>31159848https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-qwQhn3tlAI think this one really fits.
>>31159848>>31160182Not exactly classical, but I don't think classical really fits with Asher anyway.
>>31160199Depends on if you see Asher as a murderhobo or someone who battlefields with other people's emotional well-being in an effort to further his own goals.
>>31159848I think native american songs really fit well with the quest.
>>31160250>The only way you don't see classical music fitting Asher is if you see him as a murderhoboI.. just... what?
>>31160199I have to agree on that. It doesn't feel right. A bit standoffish, maybe? Sure, he's kind of a dick and he might want to pull people along, but he just isn't the right type of character for that.
Wait...did we just get pyromancy?we have the most ass-backward collection of powers possible.We really need to pick a theme and stick to it instead of collecting a stupid toolbox of equivelent powers. Steam/fire are really close in terms of what they can atually do.
>>31160269What I mean is that there's better music for murderhobo characters than classical.
>>31160326The only ones that really stick out from the rest are Pyromancy and Geokinesis when we get it, but those are mostly just to unlock Alchemy because it's insanely good.
>>31160326We're wrapping up toward Alchemy right now, guy. Pyromancy is good for that, and good for itself.>>31160342Even if he isn't a murderhobo, he isn't the master manipulator pretentious Xanatos type that would fit it.
>>31160326Except that different people samefag at different times.
>>31160361No, but he is an asshole who's willing to play with people's emotions and kill on a whim. He's a bad person with delusions of grandeur
>>31160351>>31160361why the fuck do we want alchemy? I thought we decided that we were going for some kinda Antarctica theme?
>>31160326>Steam/fire are really close in terms of what they can atually do.You know, we could do that Oath with Steam where we seal it off to boost up another spell.Steam is pretty useless now that we have Pyromancy (superior spell) and it's at a higher rank.
>>31160394Because Alchemy is almost unarguably the single best ability possible.>>31160385Sure, he's kind of selfish, and he'll screw over other people to benefit himself. He might even want to build a cult of personality. He's also impulsive, frequently gets swept up in the moment, and likes to enjoy himself instead of getting straight to business.
>>31160394>why the fuck do we want alchemy?Because it's a very good thing to have.It has mad synergy with summoning and enchanting(materia firma) and would let Asher actually fix any wounds he incurs. It's pretty much the only way he's going to make his own body something more than human.It allows permanent changes to the world that don't require constant magic input to maintain. It can give summons physical bodies that don't require magic input. It can take any material and turn it into any other material you want.
>>31160440There's also things like making a Philosopher's Stone. Going for immortality seems like something a guy like Asher would do.
>>31160432huh? what kind of "alchemy" are you talking about? also: fuck being best, lets be cool.>>31160440ok, answered, that does sound cool.>>31160401I am the guy from the last thread that wanted to do the frozen wasteland theme.Copypasta from that thread:ASHER: themeInspiration:>We come from the land of the ice and snow, from the midnight sun where the hot springs flow.We were born from water, but water is not our destiny.We will become the master of the frozen wasteland. We will be the mirage that leads you astray. We will be the teeth and claws that take your life. We will be the cold that seals your fate.Powers:Ice: Encase people in ice that is close to 0 Kelvin, tearing the heat from thier body in seconds.Summoning: Call forth the wendigos and wolves to tear at our opponents.Weather: extend our wasteland as far as we can see.Illusion: mislead and disorient those inside our realm.
>>31160460Alchemy is insanely cool, it's also insanely useful. It also means creating human bodies, turning one thing into another, and lots of ridiculous specific effects. And have you ever played a game with some decent item creation options? Most of that shit is Alchemy. Making shit. We can start pumping out all sorts of crazy magic items.
>>31160460>ok, answered, that does sound cool.It really is cool.We could summon up a thoughtform eye and have it attach to Asher's empty left eye socket, then use Alchemy to turn it into a real eye.We could even give it magical properties which would persist after we make it real. Want a hypnotic eye? We could make it.Want an eye that kills people when you look at them? Dran confirmed that we could summon the Eye of Balor and use Alchemy to implant it in Asher. It would cause burn when we used it, but it would kill people by looking at them.We could do similar things if we get arms blown off or organs removed. We could make redundant organ systems. Want 2 hearts? We could do it. We get injured somehow? We can turn water into blood and transfuse it.The best part, though, is that its effects persist without adding more magic. We could go out into the desert and just keep turning sand into c4. Just keep doing it over and over and over. Or even plutonium. Remember how Friend wanted nukes? We could do that. We could make all the nukes we wanted. Out of dirt. And they would stay around until we used them.There's also making potions and shit, which I don't even know how that would work, but it would be awesome. Draught of healing? Swiftness? Strength?Alchemy is amazing.
>>31160581the thing i'm worried about is having everyone in the thread argue about what to do with it.but question: does anyone like my frozen wasteland theme idea?
>>31160394For me, aside from it's usefulness and power, i really like that kind of alchemists, so that's why i have always been wanting it.
>>31160610I think an icy theme is pretty cool, but I'm gonna be honest with you. I think your copypasta that you made for it is a tad annoying and will turn people off from the idea. I'm trying to say this as politely as possible, so please don't get upset, but I think you should cut it out. It's pretty cheese.
>>31160665No, you are right. It's really EDGEY and sounds like a 14 year old wrote it. This is how I write when i'm tired, drunk, and trying to sound cool.someone help me re-write it?
I wonder if we could awaken someone by going full body-horror on them.Instead of burning them or cutting parts off, just summon up tons of eyes and little mouths and shit and use alchemy to graft them to their body.
>>31160735That sounds amazing.
>>31160726>someone help me re-write it?You didn't get any of what that anon was saying did you? Stop pushing your shitty backstory. If people like it they will support it. Guess why nobody does? Because it is bad. And noone will be bothered to make it slightly better becaause it will not change anything.
>>31160740Imagine someone standing there. Water straps all around them and then forms into the shape of a medical table. With a flash of Asher's nerves, the water becomes polished steel and the person is strapped to it with leather restraints."You want me to stop? I'm sorry. Only you can make me stop. Oh my, I seem to have turned your tongue into some sort of hissing bug-thing. Oops. Hey, stop freaking out. You might bite your tongue. It'd be rather unpleasant if it went squish in your mouth. It's alright. Just awaken your magic. You might want to do it quickly. Shhhh. Don't worry. If you're a bone, you can fix all this in a couple hours. If not... well you'll want to hurry up before things start to get weird."
>>31160847is...is that your magical realm?pls no. pls.(if it isn't, it sounds cool, although might have mixed results)>>31160581I had an idea for a "theme" for asher:The main inspiration was an old classic rock song: >We come from the land of the ice and snow, from the midnight sun where the hot springs flow.The theme would be "frozen wasteland". We would focus on ice, summoning, weather and illusion powers.Ice would be or main defensive gig, as well as possibly indirect offense in the form of encasing people in ice. If we can make the ice cold enough (.1 degrees kelvin), anything we encase in it will loose heat so quickly it will die almost instantly. It will also fuck up robots by making most metallic substances incredibly brittle.Summoning woudl be our main offensive power, and we would stick to wendigos/wolves/ice demons/whatever. I think that summoning multiple copies of the same thing would be cool, but not needed. Basically summons allow us to split our attention so that we can use our considerable ice powers for defense/controll. The "never use ice to hurt" oath isn't a problem because throwing ice swords is dumb and a frozen wasteland kills you with the effects of ice and cold, not actual ice.Illusion is really powerfull, and fits well with the theme because disorentation and confusion are common in whiteouts and with hypothermia.Weather woudl allow us to expand our control radius and be cool, but isn't strictly needed. it's mainly for combinations with illusions and fucking with people on a grand scale. Now what do you think?
The other thing that would be amazing is Materia Firma. Once we get to Adept+, we can make permanently enchanted objects that just hold up a big middle finger to reality.Want to make a sword with a blade that's made of fire that's actually still sharp? Could totally do it. Combo it with Alchemy and you can make some CRAAAAAAAZY shit. Like a gun that sucks in air, hyper-compresses it, transmutes some dirt you jammed in it into depleted uranium rods, and then launches it at mach20.>>31161019Not my magical realm.
>>31161019I think you need to stop posting it every fucking thread.
>>31161019Look, guy, you ain't gonna get supporters like that. I agree with a lot of what you're saying, but you're just making people annoyed with you. Are you that fluff provider namefag? The way you're typing really sounds like him, but with less fuckups.
>>31161078>>31161133if it bothers people, I can stop talking about it.and nope, i don't post here often. although how do I present ideas and try to convince peopel to pick a coherent theme before we get a level 1 version of half the powers in the world?
>>31161181You present it, people read it, if they like it they will support it.We haven't supported it so that is that.
>>31161181There is nothing wrong with being a chaos mage.