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Suptg Archive:

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

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

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Theme music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLTQ5PlEWko
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Notes on Rolls and Voting:

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

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

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

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

Finally, note that this is not a democracy; it is a benevolent dictatorship.
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Recent Events Summary:

Fang - having picked up on a few tells - deduced that the Black Lady was in fact Melody. Both of them revealed their true feelings, good and bad. Ultimately, they reconciled, and rediscovered something they had believed lost.

Later, you met with Auriel. Hecate agreed to take her to see Donovan within his dream, though things between them aren't particularly peachy. While they were gone, you had a strange conversation with Adavan, in which he implied that Hecate's goals might not align with your own. You also learned that Hecate can hear any nearby telepathic speech, reguardless of if it was directed only at particular persons or not.

Auriel informed you that while Charmeine is stuck in her position as a moderate influence within the Ring City, the more enigmatic Raphael wants to speak with you the following morning. In the meantime, you're going to see Fang and cook up some airship-related trouble for Kan-Abar's forces.

Duke Vellik was also meeting with Fang; he apparently wanted to retrieve a few undisclosed items from a secret cashe outside Evinbrook. You broke into and pocketed the Bolt, one of Kelvere's airships, which created quite a distraction. After leaving an illusory army behind to fool the demon lord, you're gliding back to rondevouz with the duke on the other side of the river.

The duke revealed that he'd saved three empty dynamo shells. By working with Steward, you were able to charge up three dynamos with the Shadow element using the Shadow mana pool at Haven, along with a chunk of your own life force. In exchange for charging them, you kept one of them for yourself.

You're now on the walk around the Dobshire training grounds, watching Joey and Raphael practice.
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ITS TIME
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Ability Tree

GREEN abilities have been unlocked and learned.

BLUE abilties are unlocked, but are not yet purchased.

RED abilities are revealed, but locked due to prerequisites.

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

All Revealed Ability Descriptions:

http://pastebin.com/9QRZs8RG

Books the Main Character has read:

http://pastebin.com/dAXR00gP

Character Sheet including learned abilities and other important information:

http://pastebin.com/64VcuCVk
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Current Statistics:

HP: 81/81
Mana: 76/76
EXP: 14

Shards of Order and Chaos:

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

--Summoned--

Wisp - 1 mana to order

--Automatons--

Vita (Shade)

--Equipment--

Utility belt with purse

--Inventory--

Aurora Water Gem (pocket)
Shade (pocket)
Shadow Dynamo (pocket)

--Teleport Anchor--

Evinbrook Basin - on the highlands just west of the Tairns

--Current Location--

Arland - Dobshire

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Known Mana Pools:

Jacob's Field - entrance to Hecate's tomb - Spirit
Jacob's Field - Hecate's Chamber - Spirit
Palthair Mines - Magnock's Lair - Spirit
Archon - Spirit District - Spirit
Archon - Shadow District - Shadow
Archon - Earth District - Earth
Archon - Water Distric - Water
Haven - Shadow
Abbotsford - Shadow
Aurora - Water
Va'ad - South Generator - Earth
Va'ad - North Generator - Earth
Arland - Dryfeld - Water
Kan-Abar - Royal Gardens - Earth
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SM, just wanted to wish you a late congratulations on getting into Pharmacy School.
you're beautiful
stay beautiful
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Rolled 87

>>31353093
Rolling to consume Joey.
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You decide to hold onto the core for now. You can always consume it later, and it might prove very useful in a pinch.

You head through the castle until you reach the door to the upper wood walkway that boarders the training grounds. You step out onto the planks, running a hand down the rail as you go. The training grounds are almost empty - Arland is mobilizing. Most of the knights already returned home and are marching to Vischon with their gathered forces.

But there is a young boy there, hacking at a training dummy. And an angel.

Raphael is a tall man, and obviously muscular. The feathers of his wings are a slight gold, and are tucked firmly behind his back. His hair is a bright blonde.

"It's a slice, boy, not a swing! A slice!" Raphael has his own sword in hand, a thin edge of steel about three feet long. He waves Joey off with a hand and steps in front of the dummy. "Don't cut -into- your enemy, per se. Cut across him. Slice at him. Slide the blade along the surface to be cut." Raphael pivots on a foot, sliding his blade along the wood in an exaggerate curving motion. "The proper slice extends the length upon which you cut. A sword cuts best in a smooth, straight motion. It's not an axe, it's not for chopping. Do it slowly. Perfect the motion. Speed comes later."

"Yes sir."

"Alright. Now show me."

Joey takes his time, and his motion improves dramatically. He's obviously been practicing. He just doesn't have it all quite down, yet.

Ahead of you, leaning on the railing, is a woman - a young girl. Her skin is dark, heavily tanned, in a appearance, though tinged with an odd blue hue. You can almost smell an ocean on her, and her spirit is a strong orb of Water. The prince's cousin, Uluad Deva.

You're curious about her, but you came here to talk to Raphael. You hop over the railing and land in the dusty training yard.

>con't
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Rolled 767

>>31353156

Rolling to consume you.
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Joey is focused on his practice, and doesn't notice you come up. Raphael turns his head. You meet his eyes. There's a long silence.

Joey's sword thumps into the wood. "Damn." He puts a foot on the dummy and tugs it free. The action sends him stumbling backwards. You catch him before he falls over.

"Whoa. Thank you, si - oh, Sh - John!"

"Hey Joey. How's the swordwork coming?"

"It's coming, I guess," Joey says. "Practice makes perfect."

You look back at Raphael. "Auriel had said you wished to speak to me."

"Mmm." He gestures toward a lonely corner of the training yard. "Keep it up, boy."

"Yes sir." Joey goes back to work.

Raphael leads you to a patch of tramped grass. His soul is Light - pure light, no other elements. He folds his arms. "Auriel wouldn't tell me who you are, exactly. But she seems to trust you. I never thought I would live to see the day when Auriel Carpenter considered someone of your element a close friend."

"First time for everything."

"Yeah," he says. "There is. But I was there, with Charmeine, when we found her. Half-starved. Broken." He turns to face you. "Imagine that, Nyx. Captain Auriel Lightchosen, a shattered mess of a human. You'd never think it."

"...I wouldn't. She's strong."

"She earned it," he says. "A lot of people are born lucky. Some have talent, or they come from noble stock. Maybe they're good at manipulating other people, better in their studies, or physically stronger. They coast to the top, like Lucifer, like Sandalphon. Like Yi Fang and Duke Vellik. But Auriel and I aren't like that. Myself, maybe less so. I am the 4th Highest for my blood, sweat, and tears. Good old fashioned hard work.

"I don't really have time to get to know you," Raphael adds, "but I'm curious. You appeared from nowhere. What type are you? A manipulator, like Lucifer? Or just someone with power, like the Most High?"

>I'm just someone with power.
>I worked hard for what I have.
>I might have power, but I was born unlucky.
>some other strategy
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reminder
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>>31353134

Well thanks!
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>>31353195
>>some other strategy
gimmie some time
i'm gonna look at my shadow dialogue notes
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>>31353195
>I worked hard for what I have.
"Most people seem to have trouble trusting a shadow mages though that is understandable."
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>>31353195
"I'm someone who makes friends."
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>>31353195
"All of those."
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>>31353195
"I was born with potential. What I have become is through my own doing. You may place me in whichever camp you please."
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>>31353195

"Some things come more easily than others. My strength came quickly - but learning where to use it has been much more difficult to me. I pray that keeping my friends safe is enough."

>answering his question without really answering his question
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>>31353260
>that is understandable
no.

also that dialog is terrible all around.
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>>31353275
We aren't a manipulator
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>>31353195
Aren't we kinda all of those? I mean, we've had some pretty rotten luck before, had to work past it as much as anyone else would, and we're definitely someone who has power but didn't really start with a whole lot of it.
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>>31353290
>>31353294
These
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>>31353301
You must new here.
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>>31353290
I like this one.
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>>31353294
I'm sure the angel that appreciates straightforwardness is going to appreciate us circling his question without an answer, anon.
That's sarcasm, btw.

>>31353290
Seconding this.
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>>31353195
"I have had to do a lot of things as the situation called for them. The most optimal route, you understand?"
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>>31353195
"what if I am none of those things, why can I just be a someone capeable with a very agreable point of view. Do you think it impossible to believe I could convince someone like her to not vaporise me on sight without tricks or magics?"
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>>31353290
This
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>>31353307
>we're a manipulator too
>we manipulated Flint by saving villagers at peril that would be deadly for humans but that we can survive fine
all according to keikaku
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>>31353360
I don't think that would go over well with him
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>>31353384
Remember in Archon, when we manipulated that family.
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>>31353384
not realy, at the time we may very well have died if we were alone
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>>31353384
Anon that isn't manipulation
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odds of Raphael having truthtelling magic just like the old guy?
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>>31353432
Very small.
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>>31353195
>Fourth Highest
Not anymore, buddy. Congrats on making Second.
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>>31353451
Yeah
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>>31353195
>Auriel Carpenter
>Carpenter
This is the first time we heard her real name, isn't it. Neato.
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>>31353424
yes we manipulated them into going through with the coupe they had already planned to go through with and saved most of them from the disapearing family trick fang would have done. how evil of us
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>>31353429
yes... hence it was sarcastically greentexting the person who said we were all of those?

>>31353424
he said a manipulator like Lucifer, which sounds like the one who manipulates his allies, not his enemies on an explicit stealth mission.
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>>31353476
I feel like this has serious significance that I am missing.
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>>31353511

No, we know her last name was Carpenter - she's told us before. Not common knowledge, but we know it.
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k, got my shadow dialogue notes, i got this guys let me handle everything

>>31353195
"I'M TRIPPLE SHADOW RATED SUPER-SPEED-DEMON CONSUMER OF THE WICKED WHILE I'MA BLINGAN IN MUH 'SPERIANCE SHOWIN FLYING RATS THEY AIN' GOT NO REAL JUSTICE WHILE I'MA SAVIN' MAH FRIENDS FROM THA DARK SIDE OF 'THER DESIRES TO AID THE WEAK O' WILL THE WEAK O' MIND TO IN TIME FIND THE TRUE JUSTICE OF MAH KIND ALL IN TIME TO ORDER THE DISORDER OR BRAKE THE WORLD FO' REAL -I'MA FIGHTAN THE OPPRESS'N OF YA SOUL IN DA HOOD OF VENIA YA DIG'N ME CAT?
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>>31353476
Nah. She told Donovan a while back. Can't remember when, exactly...
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>>31353451
why, jesus?
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>>31353511
Jesus was a carpenter or something.
>Auriel dying for our sins
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"I was born with potential," you say. "What I've become is my own doing. You can label me however you'd like."

"That's it?" Raphael asks.

"That's it. I'm friends with Auriel because I have an agreeable viewpoint, and I showed her I was worth trusting. She wouldn't have listened to me unless she'd already had those concerns herself."

"What would those be?"

"That Sandalphon, in arrogance born either of time or power, has lost the original good purpose of the angels, and the Ring City."

"She said as much. In more words than you, but more or less the same thing. Even Charmeine is upset with him. But she can't leave. Her leaving would split the city."

"Do you disagree with what Auriel did?"

"There are forums for voicing disagreement," Raphael says. "Channels through which to speak. She is the 5th Highest, and she went and stole the Noiralev."

"Do you really think Sandalphon would have listened?" you ask him. "Holding Shadow mages as slaves? Turning the empire into a dicatorship? Do you think he would have shrugged and said 'yes, you're right'? Because I don't."

"Since you've got it all figured out," he says, "or, at least, you've convinced half the world that you've got it figured out - after the war, what are you going to do?"

>I'll stand at the Lady Fang's side in Archon.
>I'm going to try to fix the damage on the core of the world.
>I'm going to bring about an age of peace.
>some other strategy
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>>31353476
no it isn't.

>>29861408
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>>31353523
>>31353542
aww shiznig i was too late
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>>31353542
>>I'm going to try to fix the damage on the core of the world.
Because otherwise, absolutely everyone will die.
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>>31353542
>>I'm going to try to fix the damage on the core of the world.
>>I'm going to bring about an age of peace
Say we'll start with these
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>>31353542
>I'm going to fuck off into the void and be done with this.
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>>31353523
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>>31353542
Do NOT say the age of peace thing. It's exactly what Sandalbong said he was gonna do.
>I'm going to try to fix the damage on the core of the world.
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>>31353542
>after the war,
We should consider what Sandalphon might do, after the demon business is done.

dependent on whether or not his alleged Hyperion summoning ritual works, or works as he intended.

Seriously. "You were expecting some bright Elemental Lord? It's just me! Avatar of Chaos!"
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>>31353542

>I'm going to try to fix the damage on the core of the world.

This is our chance to convince him that we have a different end goal than everyone else, and we're playing for all the marbles.
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>>31353542
"I havnt thought that far ahead, I'm rather focused on the war itself rather than what I will be doing after. What do you plan on doing?"
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>>31353542
>I'm going to try to fix the damage on the core of the world.
But first,
"I want a world that is more accepting than the one I was born into. Since I have half the world on my side, that shouldn't be too hard, right?"
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>>31353542
>I'm going to try to fix the damage on the core of the world.

If we say age of peace then he'll ask what our methodology of it will be. And probably compare us to every other person who has said the same. *cough* Sandalphon *cough*

So... why not instead say,
"And if I can fix the damage on the core of the world, I want to try to make this world more accepting of its peoples. Something greater than tolerance, though a complete peace would be stretching it."
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>>31353542
I'm going to marry my first love, repair the damage to the core of Venia, and make sure that Auriel and Sir Flint can live happily ever after in a world that does not demand that they fight and die for nothing.
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Do you think Servanting the Black Lady would push her to the top of this chart?

I don't want Sandalphon at the top anymore.
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>>31353542
>you've convinced half the world that you've got it figured out
Is that what it seems like from his perspective?

Geeze, half our most trusted allies know from personal experience we've only got a little bit figured out and have been waxing on our ignorance for damnable ages. It's more like a common thread of interest and consistent personal aid to our buddies that's given us most of our support.
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>>31353715
The way it says "Generic Demon Lord" bugs me. I have a feeling that all 4 of them are going to come together and roflstomp Sandles, fucking up his plan.
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>>31353723
I like this
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>>31353542
>some other strategy
"I'm going to make a FORTUNE selling newly crafted dynamos."
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>>31353715
Sandalphon isn't at the top. The top is currently occupied by Nemesis, followed by Abigail.
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>>31353723
Should... should we say this?
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>>31353715
We should servant fang instead since we have a better understanding of him.
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>>31353723
Just tell him this.

We aren't claiming to be perfect
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>>31353723
I like it.
We've been helping people for their support, trying to find common grounds between them, their interests and ours. We never really did convince anyone that we got it all figured out after all.
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>>31353786

We're trying to convince this guy to jump ship and join our Friendship Team.

Coming clean and saying that we don't have any idea what we're doing is probably a bad idea, and anyways, I don't think that it's accurate. We sure as fuck want to prevent Hyperion's return, save Flint, and save Venia but not in that order.
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>>31353542
"Well, I have to figure out the whole "being Erebus" thing. Oh, and probably go fuck Abby."
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>>31353787
Both
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>>31353787

>not Servanting Joey so he has a prayer of surviving the upcoming battle.
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>>31353823
I mean, it's not saying we don't know what we're doing, it's just more like trying to make the point that we COULDN'T convince people of a desire which hadn't been there from the overbearing Empire of Light.
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>>31353841
>Wasting XP on Joey.
>Not gaining XP from consuming Joey.
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"I'm going to try and fix the damage on the core of the world," you say. "And after that, try to make Venia more tolerant than it was when I was born into it. A world in which people are judged by their deeds, not the color of their magic."

"So you're the self-sacrificing type," Raphael says. "Glorious, noble John Nyx, here to save the world. Nothing in it for you? Something worth fighting for?"

"Not something. Someone." You shake your head. "I'm surprised you think I've got it all figured out. Is that what it looks like? My allies have come together because they want to avoid a mutually assured destruction. They've come together under me because, as individuals, I've done them all a few favors. I'm not some kind of savior. I'm just well-traveled."

Raphael nods a bit, and looks back at you. "So who's this person you care about?"

>"It doesn't matter."
>"Councilor Abigail Fang."
>some other strategy
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>>31353841
We can just have Adavan put him in a coma and then pocket him.

As a matter of fact, we should pocket everyone who is too important to die.
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>>31353805
>>31353786
>>31353760
So an addition like.

"And no one's under the illusion I've figured out everything. I just bring the same perspective anyone not raised with Empire propaganda would."
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>>31353872
Sir Flint.
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>>31353872
>"Councilor Abigail Fang."
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>>31353872
Two someones, SM. Not just one person.

Abigail.

And Donovan. Very much Donovan.
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>>31353872

No point in shitting around here. Raphael wants honesty and Abigail herself isn't exactly a pushover nowadays.

"Councilor Abigail Fang."
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>>31353872
"Donovan Flint."
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>>31353872
>"Well, really it's more of two someones. Abby, the first two good people I met in Venia."
We were doing this before we knew she was a Fang and before she became the Councilor. I find including those titles to be irrelevant.
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>>31353872
"I'd rather name them after I've heard what your are intentions."
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>>31353872

Flint and Abigail
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>>31353872
Donovan.

And... Abigail.

And..... Ila.

And....... Obis.

And........ Auriel.

And...
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>>31353952
>Abby, the
Abby and Donovon,*
I can't believe I forgot to type his name...
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>>31353872
Let's not reveal the waifu to the faction that includes Sandalphon, guys.

Do you want a Gwen Stacy? Do you?
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>>31353969
And Joey!
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>>31353872
"I'm skeptical about naming my loved ones to one of the Highest, but you don't seem like the type to take hostages."
>"Councilor Abigail Fang."
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>>31353979
Anon, it's been pretty obvious with how we've acting around each other in FULL VIEW OF OTHER PEOPLE. There's little point in hiding the obvious.
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>>31353979
Dude, did you forget that we were her date to the thing? And the double date dinner thing? I gurantee that he already knows.
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>>31353872

"It is not just one person. Many people I have come into contact lately have shaped me. Joey, Flint, Auriel, Ila, Abigale."

"If it was just one person, I could easily protect them and let the world rot. But when people of the light like Auriel and Flint accepted me, I changed."
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>>31353979
It would be nice to see Sandalphon attempting to abduct Abby and being all "Who the hell is this giant dude in a full suit of jet black magical armor," right before his face is detonated by Abby's artificial fist.
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>>31353872
"The first is Abigail. You probably know of her. And the second is the man from which I gained a great deal of my ideals, his name is Donovan."
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>>31353979

sm said at the end of last raphael is the kind of guy who likes directness. He seems like a bootstrap-puller type of guy. I don't think deception is in his vocab
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>>31353872
Donovan.
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>Raphael is Ron Paul: The Angel
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"...two people, actually," you say. Sir Donovan Flint. And Abigail Fang. One is my friend. The other..."

"The councilor? The Archmage's niece? Really?"

"...yes," you say. "I love her. And I won't rest until she can live in this world in peace."

Raphael chuckles. "You'll have to pry her from Fang's cold dead fingers. And he's still moving, besides."

"We'll see."

"Well," Raphael says, "I can work with that." He extends his hand.

You look at the hand, then back up at him. "...what?"

"Sandalphon has gone too far," he says. "Especially if all this nonsense with the sigil and the good knight is true." Raphael raises his other hand. "I'm not saying I'm throwing in with you entirely. Just that, if the Most High gets ahead of himself...I won't be backing him up."

>ask him something else
>shake hands
>some other strategy
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>>31353979

Honestly, Abigail isn't a damsel in distress any longer. She certainly wouldn't get kidnapped without a struggle like a certain knight did.. Anyways, we're fucking telepathic with our waifu, we'd go instant DEFCON 1 if Abigail was in danger anyways
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>>31353872
I'd like to mention to Raphael that Donovan is the one that gave us our "moral compass" so to speak. Or saying at least he put a pretty hefty down payment on its construction and plumbing.
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>>31354069

>shake dat nigguh's hand

"Thank you for your support, Highest."
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>>31354069
>shake hands

That'll do light-pig, that'll do.
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>>31353872
"Lady Councilor Abby-Sabby-Wabby Smooch Smooch Smooch!"
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>>31354069

>shake hands

he wouldn't appreciate us fruiting it up with rainbow-style dialogue. The guy seems like a pretty bro dude. unless there's a pressing question let's move on to our next task
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>>31354069
>shake hands
Respect
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>>31354069

"What was Hyperion like?"
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>>31354069
>shake hands
"Who do you fight for, Highest?"
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>>31354069
>shake hands

>ask him something else
"What is your opinion on elementals?"
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>>31354119
OH SHIT
THIS
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>>31354076
I first read that as Raphael and Donatello. Am I the only one that could see Shadow saying 'cowabunga'?
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>>31354069
"Then what will YOU do, after the war?"
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>>31354119
I like this, but not right now
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>>31354119
>>31354126

both of these are good actually
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>>31354126
The people of the Ring City, obviously.

>>31354119
seconding this question

>>31354154
and this
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>>31354069
"So when do I meet Michelangelo?"
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>>31354069
reach for the hand but but it behind his ear and say "Wait, whats this behind oyur ear?" and unpocket everytthing "you should realy wash behind those ears, Highest. Somany filthy ears"
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Why are all the cool dudes Light aligned?
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>>31354186
We already consumed Michael...
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>>31354069
EAT THE HAND

EAT IT I BET IT'S TASTY CAN WE EAT IT
CONSUUUME
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Michael was worth more xp than every other angel we've eaten. I wonder why that was.
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>>31354217
Because of the satisfaction of stealing a meal away from Dave, obviously.
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>>31354119
ask him if he ever saw Erebus and if he was handsom
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>>31354060
>implying Ron Paul isn't actually one of god's servants sent down from heaven to protect us from big government and deliver children safely into this world
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Hyperion bestowed his blessing on a whole lot of people.

Way more than 10.

What was his limit?
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>>31354217
We ate him while he was at full strength.
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>>31354217

Power gap/creep. In the last thread normal humans were were nothing more than HP.

We are a big fish now, we don't get as much from consuming the little fish.
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>>31354060
It looks like he actually might be.
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>>31354242
God's really bad at getting support for independent campaigns, huh?
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>>31354217
He was at like full power/health right? That might explain it.
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>>31354269

This - he was at full power and we ate him extra fucking slowly.
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>>31354269
>>31354254
This.

People seem to forget that beating enemies to the brink of death first reduces the XP we gain from them.
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>>31354281
Fear really IS the best seasoning!
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>>31354291
I won't believe that until SM confirms it.
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>>31354268
Not even god has the power to get the public to support a third party candidate

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAT_BuJAI70
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>>31354269
>He was at like full power/health right?
we should have only gotten half the XP we actualy got then, did you forget the HIDEOUS CRIPLING SCARS
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>>31354069
>ask him something else
>shake hands

>>31354126

>"Who do you fight for, Highest?"
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>>31354299
Here we go again. I'd dig through the archives and show it to you, but I'm sure that you'd tell me it doesn't count just like yesterday.
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>>31354291

I'm pretty sure SM confirmed that is not the case. We asked if we could pocket someone and let them go catatonic for a full health easy snack. He said it would be worth the same exp no matter what.

I only think we get extra exp from full health people if we roll REALLY well on the consume.
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>>31354312
Being disfigured doesn't mean that his power was reduced in any way.
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>>31354312
I thought his magic at full power was only just able to hold back the curse. Like Cable. It's been a long time since we ate him and I'm no longer sure.
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>>31354312

>we got too much XP from a bad guy almost 80 threads ago

What the fuck?
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>>31354320
Nah, I'm serious. Because weakened enemies DON'T give less experience. And I'm correct until SM says otherwise.
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>>31354312
>the HIDEOUS CRIPLING SCARS
...that disappeared entirely by the time we CONSUMEd him, because they were literally alive, an incarnation of our ex?
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>>31354341
You just want SM to talk to you and make you feel pretty.
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>>31354368
I make him talk to me on twitter. I always feel pretty.
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"Then I can work with you," you say. You shake hands.

"I think it was Joey that did it," Raphael says. "He wouldn't shut up about you. He got me out of my office after a while, though, so I suppose that's a good thing. Stretch my wings from time to time."

"Auriel told me you are the steward of the city."

"Correct. I'm a numbers man. I was logistics back in the war, and now I'm logistics in this war. And in-between them, too." He shrugs. "A lot of people don't like that job, but it's nice, holding everyone up. And my office chair is exceptionally comfortable."

"So, after the war..."

"I'll just keep doing what I've been doing," Raphael says. "Set things up so that they run smoothly on their own, and read."

"No higher motivations than that? You don't fight for anyone?"

Raphael smiles. "She died a long time ago. She was mortal. It's nothing you need to concern yourself with. We've all gotten over that aspect of our blessing."

>con't
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>>31354355
We have an ex? Is it the Avatar?
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"....what was Hyperion like?" you ask him.

"Hyperion?" Raphael says. "He was a god. He was immensely strong. He had a sure and true vision of justice. And he loved his people. But..." Raphael frowns. "...perhaps that love bore the fruit of paranoia. It remains a matter of debate if Erebus directed the Black Hand personally, but Hyperion always held him responsible for the damage inflicted upon us, the lives that were taken." He looks at you. "Be careful. When they say love is the strongest force in the world, they're right." He turns and starts walking back toward Joey. "Until later, Nyx."

It's about 8 in the morning. The sun is just peeking over the walls of the castle town. There's not a cloud in the sky.

After today, there are three days until the morning of Fang's attack.

What do you do?

Pre-Battle List

Outstanding:

>meditate all shards to MAXIMUM POWER
>talk to Abigail about Hecate and her worrisome motivations
>attempt to steal enemy airships and feed them to the Nemesis/give them to allies
>check in with Ila and Auriel about Lord Waterford's slave ring

Completed:

>test a shadowy appendage in the Wind mana pool (oh shit, it's Dave)
>speak to Hecate about Leviathan (oh shit, he's a raging faggot)
>ask Auriel if she made any progress with Raphael and Charmeine (oh shit, Raphael wants to talk)
>collect strong rocks for kinetic bombardment (oh shit, Steward's making explosive adamantium charges)
>speak with Raphael in the morning (oh shit, he's an alright dude)
>attempt to reach the Kan-Abar Fire mana pool and disrupt the city's defensive towers (not a priority)
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>>31354420
>>attempt to steal enemy airships and feed them to the Nemesis/give them to allies
Go get the ramming airship.
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>>31354420
>attempt to steal enemy airships and feed them to the Nemesis/give them to allies
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>>31354420
Check in with Illa and Auriel.

Then talk to Abigail. No telepathy.
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>>31354420
>check in with Ila and Auriel about Lord Waterford's slave ring
I feel an urge to dispense JUSTICE
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>>31354420
>attempt to steal enemy airships and feed them to the Nemesis/give them to allies
Go try for one of the patrolling airships. Don't want to go for the one the demon lord is going to be watching.
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>>31354420
>check in with Ila and Auriel about Lord Waterford's slave ring
>talk to Abigail about Hecate and her worrisome motivations

Then

>meditate all shards to MAXIMUM POWER
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>>31354420
>meditate all shards to MAXIMUM POWER

Until night time, then go in for more airships.

Also, Hyperion doesn't sound like such an asshole now. It sounds like if he is summoned, he would be IMMENSELY upset at the methods taken to do it.
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>>31354420
>check in with Ila and Auriel about Lord Waterford's slave ring
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>>31354420
>talk to Abigail about Hecate and her worrisome motivations
Then, tell Allies that Raphael is now Team Shadow.
>meditate all shards to MAXIMUM POWER
Let's wait until night to steal the other airship.
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>>31354420
>attempt to steal enemy airships and feed them to the Nemesis/give them to allies


Something that I can't believe wasn't set up before for this --

set a portal anchor in a field somewhere safe and distant from Kan-Abar forces.

Pocket airship.

open portal. reach shadowy appendage through.

unpocket airship. close portal.

repeat.

fewer trips this way.
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>>31354420
meditate at mana pool
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>>31354400
Dave. Come on anon, try and keep up.
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>>31354420
>talk to Abigail about Hecate and her worrisome motivations
>check in with Ila and Auriel about Lord Waterford's slave ring
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>>31354460
>>31354470
>>31354480

Remember to meditate at a mana pool!
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>>31354487

I don't think we should steal too many ships at a time. We don't want them on too high alert. I think we should go in for 1 more, then reconnaissance only. Maybe sabotage. We could leave shade in an airship and have him deactivate it in the middle of the war.... Hell, we could plant a fuckload of shadow mages to do shit like this. To just sit low in a shadow and pop out at just the right moment.
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>>31354420
>attempt to steal enemy airships and feed them to the Nemesis/give them to allies
>check in with Ila and Auriel about Lord Waterford's slave ring
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>>31354420
>check in with Ila and Auriel about Lord Waterford's slave ring
>talk to Abigail about Hecate and her worrisome motivations
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>>31354529
Guy, I'm pretty sure that was just fluff description to justify a high roll.
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>>31354540
We do need to get rid of the Painted Sword some how.
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Hey guys.

Now, this is going to sound fucking crazy. Because it is. But I'm going into this explanation with the idea that the chronomancy is a back up plan.

Melody knows a lot about teleportation, right? So maybe try to get her to create a place where you can't teleport to or out of after a certain spell activation. And have Adavan shield that place, as well.

Then pocket a demon lord and teleport it to the place where the others can't get it via teleport and then fight it one on one after we unpocket it! With our allies help, too! That way there's no risk of the Sigil business!

Best plan ever, right?
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I just saw this in the archives
>You dance back lightly on your shadows. Auriel's wings snap taut, ready to propel her across the ground in another charge. Her sword spins a foot away from her hand, controlled by telepathy - and it moves faster than any arm could swing it.

All I can say is "what?"
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>>31354540
After what happened to the Bolt, I think it's a safe bet that the Kanian airships are going to be packed full of demons to detect any more intruders.
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>>31354420
Could we go to Xile to collect parts?
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>>31354540
> don't want them on too high alert.
the alternative is allowing them to be significantly more powerful than they otherwise could be.

stealing as many as possible at once will, in fact, prevent them from going on high alert before the job is already done.
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>>31354579

Like I said, I'm fine with taking one more ship. Any more, naw. This next trip is probably already going to have a new challenge to it. We might need to take backup. Like Abby and her bitchen new armor.
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>>31354575
It wasn't really a high roll though. Worth a shot regardless.
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>>31354589
>Then pocket a demon lord and teleport it
>Then pocket a demon lord
> pocket a demon lord
Lol. They would almost certainly get a resist roll.
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>>31354589

Sounds like a nice plan, but I bet we don;t have enough time to set something like that up.
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https://archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/24831668/#24832088
>You can have any number of servants.

When/why did this change?
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>>31354589
If you want us to attempt to pocket a demon lord, be prepared to roll a 100.
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>>31354589
Pocket might be iffy, perhaps use one of those pre-made teleports instead, and a real strong one. Other than that it's not actually a worse plan than the chronomancy one.
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>>31354589
That's the dumbest plan we've had yet, and that's saying a hell of a lot.
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>>31354657

Did it change? I seem to recall unlimited servants, 5 chosen and 1 arbiter
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>>31354657
When we unlocked Arbiter i think
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>>31354657
When we unlocked Chosen.

Also can we Servant Fang and Melody?

Just so they can show off later?
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>>31354663
That depends on whether the theoretical anti-teleportation spell even exists. Knowing SM, he'd keep it from happening to keep the plot on the rails.
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>>31354529
I wanted to meditate at more mana pools ever since that very first meditation at the Spirit Pool way, way back at the beginning, where you suddenly had a vision of 'points of light'.

Never really got follow up on that.
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>>31354676
We can only have 10 servants
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>>31354657
>>24832088
yeah i was confused by that too.

I knew i remembered SM saying that.
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>>31354685

That was the dream world, anon. SM originally intended us to get into contact with Hecate or some other big fish via the world of dreams, but we took the plot in another direction.
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>>31354685

I assumed those were other pools.
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>>31354676
10 Servants
3 Chosen
1 Arbiter
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>>31354589
If we want to fight one of the demon lords 1 on 1 we'd have to have power fighters fighting every other demon lord at the same time, because they can teleport to each other they can use it as offensively as they could defensively.

A lord in trouble? here comes another one! or perhaps it just teleports ITSELF to another demon lord when it's in trouble.

Currently I'm not sure if that's, y'know, possible.
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>>31354715
Hence the point of the anti-teleportation spell.
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You head down through the castle. You need to talk to Abigail about Hecate - especially about that whole telepathy thing. That has you a bit on edge.

Hecate is more...different...than you realized. Were you like that, before? So...flat?

That, and you want to see if Ila found anything useful about Waterford. The lord is clearly on Sandalphon's side. If you can put him behind bars, that would remove what could be an obstacle later on.

You reach the depths of the castle, and knock on Abigail and Ila's room, once, twice, three times.

No answer.

You knock again. After a moment, you grasp the knob and slowly open the door. The room is as you remember it - covered in hangings and pillows and blankets in a multicolor display of comfort. But this morning, the beds are neatly made, and neither of them are home.

Hmm.

You head upstairs to Auriel's suite. You knock on the door. No answer.

"Auriel! Are you in?" You try to open her door, but it's locked. You don't sense anyone on the inside, anyway.

Where has everyone gone?

>con't
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Remember that arrow spell Vellik made when we fight the first demon lord? Think we can somehow combine that with hypersonic and break the speed of light to drive a hole thought.... anything?
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A flicker of Earth makes you turn. Valeria Kavanere is walking toward you. She waves cheerily. <Shadow. I'm glad I found you. The girls wanted me to tell you that they'd be training on the Nemesis today. Auriel seems quite bent on preparing herself before the battle. It's out on patrol near the border.>

You slip into telepathy, matching her own greeting. <Oh. Right. What are you up to?>

<I've been trying to make contact with my cousin,> she says. <I don't think they'll be able to offer us support in this battle, but going forward, the elves will have to show their face to the world once more. I feel like Venia seems a bit smaller, of late.>

<Me too.>

<Well, until later.> She steps away and disappears around a corner.

Well, you could try to track down the Nemesis. If Tyrael or Hamil are around, they might be able to give you a better heading.

Then again, maybe you should just attend to your own business and speak with them in the evening.

What do you do?

>track down the Nemesis
>try to go capture another airship
>some other strategy
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>>31354744
>Prepare jimmies for rustling.
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>>31354765
>try to go capture another airship
Leave them to their training. That way Abby will actually be good with her new equipment instead of "oops-thisdragonisn'tlisteningtome!" terrible.
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>>31354765
>meditate shards near a mana pool

We can talk with Auriel, Ila, and Abby at dinnertime.
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>>31354765
seriously don't interrupt we can get them tomorrow.

>try to go capture another airship
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>>31354765
>meditate
>go for an airship after
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>>31354765
>track down the Nemesis
I find it odd that Shadow himself has a hard time of finding this thing. Seems to point more towards Erebus being the Mr.Smith of Order and not actually some kind of godlike being (relative to Order as a whole)
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>>31354765
>try to go capture another airship
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>>31354765
>try to go capture another airship
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>>31354800
We should at least try this.
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>>31354765

>try to go capture another airship

Even if we pull off another Hungry Man-type scenario, I think it would be a success. Demons won't expect a daytime stealth raid.
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>>31354811

Stealth seems to be mutually exclusive. We had a hard time trying to find abby when she used her armor. She's was using an artifact we made and is our chosen.
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>>31354765
Not for now, but add "talk with Melody about anti-teleportation spells based in Shadow"

after all, if power is a concern- WE'VE GOT A DYNAMO, BABY.
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>>31354765
>>try to go capture another airship
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>>31354765
Go for an airship. If we are successful, we will be going to the Nemesis anyway for its scheduled feeding.
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>>31354856
personally i'm looking forward to seeing how well that dynamo will enhance an eclipse with some channeling
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>>31354765
>try to go capture another airship
>>
If we're going to go capture an airship, we should set our anchor at Dobshire beforehand.
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>>31354765
Oh, around dinner time, let's check in on Fang/Melody. I'd like to know how that blossoming relationship is going.
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This time, we should unpocket our captured airship somewhere secluded and have it thoroughly swept by someone who knows what they're doing.

If the enemy is wise, they will have started planting bugs in their ships. An enchanted item with a scrying spell that has been physically attached to the ship will be transported along with it, unlike crew.
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>>31354892
>Enhanced Eclipse
>uses less mana
>lasts longer
>triples power of our shadow magic

>>31354915
But our anchor is how we get close to Kelvere quickly, for where it is now.
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>>31354930

Plus we need to talk more strategy about airships and the staff o winds.
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>Suicide Squad costs 13 mana
>Creates a couple dozen illusions
>They all explode at Shadow Bomb power (8bp)
Behind the Void Bomb alt2, Suicide Squad is the most efficient spell we know about in terms of damage per mana spent.
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>>31354960
imagine it enhanced by the shadow dynamo
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>>31354945
Absolutely this.

>>31354951
We can always reset it afterwards. Supersonic, bro.
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>>31354960
Only 2 of the bombs have to actually connect for it to be more efficient than pretty much all other spells.
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So how are we going to stealth to an airship in broad daylight?
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You need to take the enemy navy down another notch. But how do you do it?

>go for an airship near Evinbrook
>try to find an isolated patrolling airship (may take more time)
>go for an airship near Kan-Abar
>some other strategy
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>>31354951
we could fit a bunch of airships into one raid of we set a portal anchor somewhere safe and then go on an airship raid in the city itself of Kan-Abar.

they'll be looking to defend Kelvere. they'll never see this coming though.
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>>31354994
>try to find an isolated patrolling airship (may take more time)
No demon lords makes extra time worth it
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>>31354960
I'm less interested in the powers than in what's cheap and reveals more of the tree faster, in case there IS something cool currently hidden from our view.

Earth's Gift, so cheap.
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>>31354994

Lets talk to Arcturis if he knows anything about the enemy locations and airship details. He should have an information network.
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>>31354994
>go for an airship near Kan-Abar
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>>31354994
>go for an airship near Kan-Abar

first set a portal anchor so we can make a quick escape after pocketing, or a quick dropoff before continuing our pocket spree.

we can also go through the portal, retreat to a manapool, and then reappear at the Kan-Abar Earth pool, letting our trail go cold.
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>>31354994
>go for an airship near Kan-Abar
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>>31355048
Why not? Also let him know that the Bolt is back in Duke Vellik's hands.
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>>31355080
There are Arland troops in the Dukes' camp. Arcturis will know within hours if he already doesn't.
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>>31354994

>Evinbrook

It's pretty far away from Kelvere and we may able to disrupt enemy forces on-route.
>>
>the dwarves made their greatest technology out of blood sacrifice
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>>31355104
Evinbrook is IN Kelvere.

>>31354994
>go for an airship near Kan-Abar

>>31355111
anon pls
no
the tears
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>>31355104
>London
>pretty far away from England
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>>31355111
No advancements can be made without blood and adamantium, anon.
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>>31355121
>Evinbrook is IN Kelvere.
Not until SM confirms it. I kid, I kid...
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>>31355149
London an England aren't the same country you dummy.
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>>31355155
>advancements
>not daily production
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>>31355121
>>31355149

I am retard, I meant to write Kan-Abar. I just figure that harassing some outposts might be a good way to draw Demon Lord attention aware from our troop movements.
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>>31355188
Or it may give them forewarning to step their game up in Kan-Abar.

Though eating the supplies at that camp in Joeys hometown would be swell to do again.
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You speak with Arcturis regarding the location of enemy airships, and inform him of the return of the Bolt to the duke's control. It turns out he was informed of it during is morning briefing, but thanks you for the intelligence anyway.

He tells you that of the seven airships still under enemy control, two of them are above Evinbrook, three last seen near Kan-Abar, and two others on patrol near the Arland-Kelvere border. He also gives you descriptions of the various airships, so you should be able to tell them apart on sight.

That lowers your search area by quite a bit.

What do you do?

Vote 1:
>Evinbrook
>Potential Targets: The Painted Sword, The Inquisitor

Vote 2:
>The Border
>Potential Targets: The Incision, The Burning Fist

Vote 3:
>Kan-Abar
>Potential Targets: The Phoenix Flame, The Vanguard, The Green Oasis
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>>31355231
3
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>>31355231
2
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>>31355231
>2

Arcturis is such a bro. He is totally getting a tour of Xile after the war is over.
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>>31355231
2
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>>31355231
>3
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>>31355231
2
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>>31355231
2
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>>31355231
2
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>>31355231
2
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>>31355231
2
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>>31355231
2
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>>31355253
>>31355264
Vote and number only, people.
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>>31355231
I can't wait to see Auriels face when we tell her we've taken three airships away from the enemy.

Yes I'm being cocky.
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>>31355292

Not that it matters, most people are voting for 2. But I didn't get the feeling this was one of those strict votes.
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>>31355231
3
>>
Right now our pocket is 243m^3

At MPVI, it will be 729m^3
>>
Alrighty.

Roll 1d100 to find your airship on the border.
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>>31355231
2
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Rolled 39

>>31355333
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Rolled 46

>>31355333
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>>31355328
That's so bullshit.
I mean, I'm saying that as DM, not as a player. That's SO bullshit! The stuff you could pull with a space that size, sweet jesus...
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>>31355333
no vote to change portal anchor first?
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Rolled 24

>>31355333
Airship get!
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Rolled 78

>>31355333
>>
Rolled 50

>>31355333
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>>31355339
>>31355340
>>31355350
Welcome back SQ dice. Good thing Arcturis gave us pretty good estimations.
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>>31355328
>729000 liters
Eheheheh.

EHEHEHEHEHEHEEEH.
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>>31355347

portal anchor changed to Dobshire because that's obviously the best move as far as immediate goals are concerned

back to writing
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>>31355344
MP6 is looking pretty good.
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I wonder what a nat1 would get you on a search for this.

>you don't find airship, airship finds YOU
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>>31355363

Decent enough rolls I would say, especially with the information Arcturis gave us. We probably wasted half a day looking for one I bet though.
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>>31355377
>>31355333
SM, can we pocket a river? Get this,
1. At dinner, someone says something shocking.
2. We take sip of water and then spit it out...
3. for like an hour, becasue we keep unpocketing water into our "mouth".
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>>31355441
oh fucking hell

my stomach
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>>31355441

I think they would call in some mages to stop whatever the fuck was happening after at most 5 mins. Thinking some water mage was trying to kill us or something,
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>>31355472
that's not how you spell "sides" anon
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>>31355441
>>31355478
>THE LEGEND OF NYX GROWS

I can't wait until the Venia Times comes along to try to get an interview with Shadow. That's gonna be fun. And hopefully there aren't too many disingenuous assertions being thrown around.
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>>31355518
>i hear he eats angels for breakfast.
>>
You fly to the Arland border and begin a wide sweep.

It's slow going. Even with a small search zone, you can't be too bold. You stay cautious, keeping an altitude low enough to land easily and evade the Skysever. You've been flying a lot the past few days - it's really starting to pick up on your presence faster.

As the hours pass, the lack of results starts to frustrate you. You move a bit deeper into enemy territory, and search along the top of the Evinbrook basin. By the time you spot an airship, the sun has crossed the sky.

Above you is a fat, squat airship. It reminds you of the Bolt, but it's a little larger - much more heavily armored. Rather than bristling with many smaller types of guns, it has a few positioned on its underbelly, and one large, massive cannon that dominates the top of its fuselage. This is te Incision, a long-range gunship powered by a Water dynamo.

How do you approach?

>stealth; try to break in and disable the engine, as before
>assault: fly up and pocket it
>some other strategy
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>>31355538
>stealth; try to break in and disable the engine, as before

Be extra careful, in case they figure out how we got in the first time.
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>>31355538
>stealth; try to break in and disable the engine, as before
Try to find a window and Blink through it.
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>>31355538
>stealth; try to break in and disable the engine, as before
look for a window!
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>>31355538

That thing sounds perfect to feed to the Nemesis.
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>>31355538
Find a defensive gun turret. Knock on the plating on the window. When the guy opens it to see who's knocking blink inside and GNARF him.
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>>31355538
>stealth; try to break in and disable the engine, as before
And CONSUME everyone of course.
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>>31355538
>assault: fly up and pocket it
No guns to shoot us with, guys. We can just keep trying to pocket it with relative impunity.
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>>31355538
well, simple assault worked on the Ragnarok, right?

so stealth isn't always better. fuck.
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>>31355538
>stealth; try to break in and disable the engine, as before

Good, the Nemesis could use more armor.
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>>31355607
>No guns to shoot us with, guys.
Read the post again.
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>>31355538
Ink into one of the guns and come out on the loading end!
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>>31355625
presumably just going on top of the airship would solve that problem entirely.
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>>31355632
Aren't these things loaded with magic? If we ink into the gun barrel we'll just go straight to the dynamo powering it, dummy.
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>>31355625
Just approach from the top, right next to the big gun. The underbelly guns can't hit the top, and the big gun would have to take time to swivel and hit us.
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>>31355666
I thought that maybe we wanted to, yes?
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So how many dynamos does the Nemesis have right now?

>Shadow
>Wind
>Lightning
Any more?
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Can't stick around, but felt like mentioning something about this bit from last thread:

> Steward stares at the dynamo. "...life energy. I see. Charge the others."

>The only time you've seen him hesitate like this was when you suggested that 002 ultimately had to die to secure Va'ad's future - which means that the dynamo housing question is bothering him quite a bit...

>"Let me know when you do," you say. "I feel as though the dynamo problem has something to do with the Core of Venia itself. Solving one problem might give us a workable solution for the other."

>"That," Steward says, "is what I am afraid of."

I'm a little worried that dynamo shells are a product of blood magic.

>In the core of the bottom of the island lies [...] a fierce, rotating sphere of wind. That wind dwarfs its distant cousin. The core of the Skysever.
(Or at least the Sky Engine was, and thus the attempts to duplicate it in miniature as Dynamos were as well.)

Dynamo energy is a combination of Mana and 'life energy' emulating the structure of a soul. As evidenced by our last attempt, the 'life energy' isn't necessarily required until the final step, to stabilize the already mostly-complete Dynamo.

Humans are similarly "shells" of Order containing "souls" of mana.

Blood magic requires the sacrifice of mages' souls, but all of it that we've seen so far seems related to the use of that soul-stuff as energy (angels' Soul Nova thing), or binding energy to a focus to maintain a designated magic (lichdom, the Skysever, the Black Hand Amalgam,) both of which are relevant to Dynamo construction. The Black Hand creature even went as far as specifically using a dynamo casing to contain its focus.

Could be wrong, but if not, it's worth looking into alternatives.
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You decide that stealth is the best approach. No need to give yourself away by tampering with the ship's shielding.

You fly into the airship's path. It slowly soars over you. You don't see any windows, but the guns are their own openings, aren't they?

You cling onto the barrel of a gun as the ship flies by. Your body turns to liquid and slides down the tube, but unfortunately, a tightly packed mass of wires impedes your progress. You can feel that they serve to feed magic from the dynamo up to the gun itself. Hopefully they aren't planning on firing at anything.

What do you do?

>tear through the wiring to try to get access into the ship
>find another way in
>some other strategy
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>>31355705
We could just use animals like Adavan did.
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I just thought of something to try with the Shadow Dynamo we made.

>Make or ask Steward to make a remote shielding station thing
>Integrate it into the Nemesis so it gets the Artifact buff
>Dock the Archon fleet in the Nemesis and have the Shadow Dynamo power their shielding.

Then when we give the fleet back, we can just reroute the power from the shielding station to something else, like the teleporter.
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>>31355720
could compress work or would we still be impeded
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>>31355720
>tear through the wiring to try to get access into the ship

Time to go mana swimming. Shits getting fed to our airship anyway, who cares if we break a few wires/.
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>>31355720
very slowly consume the wires to get access to the ship, and then silently ink out of the hole
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>>31355720
>tear through the wiring to try to get access into the ship
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>>31355720
Don't tear through the wiring.

Just try to push the smallest needle spindle of shadow through and then Blink the second we can.
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>>31355705
>alternatives
>existing
yeah i'm sure, just like there's probably an alternative lich ritual right?
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>>31355720
Well you know what the best answer is.

CONSUME THE WIRES AS IF THEY WERE MANA INFUSED SPAGHETTI

WHICH, THEY IN FACT; ARE!
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>>31355720
Tearing through the wires will probably set off an alert. This defeats the whole point of the stealth approach. I still say we land on top of big gun, 420nightblazeit, and pocket.
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>>31355720
how the hell do people get in and out? or aim?

shadowmeld, ink through the doors.
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>>31355787

This gives me an idea. Spirit siphon the wires. They might send a mechanic to see what the fuck is going on with the main cannon.
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>>31355705
>>"That," Steward says, "is what I am afraid of."

Calling it now. Erebus was going to rip the order from the bodies of every living being on Venia and use it to patch the core.
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>>31355805

You aren't inside the gun nest yet; rather, toward the end of the barrel itself.

Alright, we'll gently poke and bite our way through the wires.
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>>31355828
And anon comes to save the day with the best idea, they'll open the gun to check the wiring!

Seconding. We can shadowmeld/blink past them when they come.
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>>31355830
>Erebus
>patch the core

the core was whole when Erebus still had memories. come on

Erebus's explicit plan was the END of chaos, not its containment.
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>>31355828

Or this, instead? I like it. Let's do it.

Since the wires won't exactly resist your spell, we don't need a roll.

Writing.
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>>31355720
>don't see any windows
guys seriously, HOW DO THEY AIM.

and where do people board the ship?

we could just look on top of the ship guys.
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>>31355862
Erebus's plan was to raise Joey to be a knight. We've played right into his hands.
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>>31355891
Typically airships are boarded from the bottom I assume, much like Velliks' were all the way back when Evinbrook was his.

Also, magical sensors are their modern radar for aiming.
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>>31355891
I must be designed against boarding attempts.
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>>31355891

This is a heavily armored ship. The bridge has shutters, and can rely on external sensors. The gun nests are all closed. The landing gear is withdrawn into the craft because it's mid-flight. It's not rocket science, anon.

It's SHADOW SCIENCE
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>>31355928
We give this one to the Nemesis.

This one is stronk as fuck.
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I was the guy who was arguing about the earth dynamo last night saying that i needed confirmation by SM and i just want to to say that i'm not the same guy as tonight.

He was being an asshole.
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All in favor of consuming absolutely everything that survives or tries to survive the fall?
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>>31356004
Yes.
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Cutting through the wires by force might overplay your hand. You use a low-power Spirit Siphon to drain mana from them. Maybe that will send someone to investigate.

Orange light flickers and plays out from you, latching onto the cables. Your don't successfully absorb the mana yourself, but you feel the power of the gun decrease significantly.

>mana: 71/76

A minute passes. You hear footsteps. A metal door creaks open.

More noises. Tapping. You sense a human just nearby. That must be the gun nest.

A latch flicks right at your side. Light shines into your compartment. A man peers at the wires. "...what the hell...?"

A tendril of shadow leaps from your liquid form and stabs the man through an eye. You lift him up, then throw him down onto the floor, ripping a gash in his face. His corpse drops dead.

You slide out from the barrel compartment and into the gun nest.

What do you do now?

>head for the engine. No need to fix a strategy that isn't broken.
>head for the bridge. Take command of the airship and cause a little mischief
>explore the airship. Maybe you can gather intelligence near the crew quarters.
>some other strategy
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>>31356020
>>head for the engine. No need to fix a strategy that isn't broken.
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>>31356020
Consume the man. Change into his body while we sneak.

If we see anyone, say that the gun's fixed now.
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>>31356020
>Explore the airship
Curiosity and all that.
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>>31356020
>explore the airship. Maybe you can gather intelligence near the crew quarters.
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>>31356046
seconding

remember the intonation of his voice, too.
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>>31356020
>>head for the engine. No need to fix a strategy that isn't broken.
Don't fix it if it ain't broke.
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>>31356020
>TAKE HIS PLACE
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>>31356020
>some other strategy
Hunt down and consume every mage on board.
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>>31356020
>head for the engine. No need to fix a strategy that isn't broken.
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>>31356020
>head for the engine. No need to fix a strategy that isn't broken.
and >>31356046 pls.
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>>31356020
>head for the engine. No need to fix a strategy that isn't broken.
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>>31356020
>CONSUME everyone of value
>Head to the engine for pocketation
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>>31356020
>explore the airship. Maybe you can gather intelligence near the crew quarters.
We need more information
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>>31356020
>head for the engine. No need to fix a strategy that isn't broken.
In and out, quick and quiet.
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>>31356046
>>31356055
>>31356062

Yeah!

We'll head for the engine, as well.
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We're being pretty clever today aren't we? If only we could act like this all the time.
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>>31356116
And if they ask us why we're there say we're there to check the feeds from the dynamo source to the gun.

>gotta check dem boxes
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>>31356116
>SM also wants to do this the fun way
radical
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>>31356020
>>head for the bridge. Take command of the airship and cause a little mischief
THIS IS NOW MY AIRSHIP

I OWN IT

IT IS MINE TO COMMAND
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Make sure that when we're consuming the enemies as they fall from air or do battle with them on the ground that we are NOT in our human form, just in case we have to skeedaddle really quick.
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You quickly consume the man to remove the evidence. He doesn't provide you with much energy, but he does provide you with a disguise. You steadily morph into his spitting image. You say a few words aloud, modulating your speaking 'tube' a bit until you have his voice down pat. You suppress your aura as much as possible - he was just an average man, so you really shouldn't feel like anything. Simple enough.

Clad as an airship engineer, you move along the steel hallways, keeping an eye on your surroundings. The engine is located below decks, as usual. You're getting a feel for the general idea of airship construction. You start looking around for a stairwell.

You see a sign for one, and turn. The door to the stairs is blocked by two men, chatting idly. They wear soldier uniforms, slightly different than the ones you're used to. Must be for the navy.

What do you do?

>walk right on by
>try to find another route
>some other strategy
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>>31356173
>implying the legend of John Nyx won't grow either way.
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>>31356200
>>walk right on by
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>>31356200
>walk right on by
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>>31356200
>walk right on by
If they ask what were doing tell them the Captain wanted a report on the thing we just fixed
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>>31356200
>CONSUME
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>>31356200
>walk right on by

>>31356166
It's already ours, it's just infested with humans.
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>>31356200

"Something was draining the power to the main cannon. Nothing was wrong with it directly so I'm here to check the Dynamo."
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>>31356200
>walk right on by
"Hello fellow humans. I'm quite human myself. I was just going to go check the engine to make sure that fritz with the guns is all sorted out."
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>>31356233
>thinking the captain is downstairs
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>>31356251
We don't have to explain ourself to soliders.

No one gives a shit about the soliders.
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>>31356200
"Hello my name is John Nyx and I'm running for the president elemental of Venia for an indeterminate term, I'd like to talk to you about your feelings towards your current leaders and what I can do for you!"
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>>31356263
I apologise, i myself am not familiar with the layout
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>>31356272

We might have to. Otherwise, why are they even here?
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>>31356251
good
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>>31356274
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>>31356275
>>31356251
>>31356233
>not understanding that an engineer is WAAAAAY above the level of a solider and never has to explain shit to them
c'mon guys
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>>31356251
This might work.
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>>31356295
>not a ruselord
no sm pls no don't go with those dialogues!
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>>31356302

After what we did last night, I'm assuming security went through the roof. So yes, I think that guards will want to know who is doing what.
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>>31356307
not first off the bat like this. are you daft?
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>>31356283
loitering, or guarding.

They're soliders cramped on a shit, they need to move around a bit.

The only time we'd have to explain anything to them is if they were stationed at a door or something.
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>>31356338
>me

And now I just realize that after they ask for our name, we have to stab them in the throat.
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>SM's visage when as a Water dynamo we could have just touched the hull and pocketed it like the Ragnarok
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>>31356359
They're stationed on the entrance to the stairs. Blocking the door.
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>>31356338
Doubting your own engineers is a completely different scale than the stuff we pulled.

That's a little too far.
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>>31356370

We're having fun, who cares.
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>>31356333
SM likes jokes, anon. did you not see the reaction image
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>>31356395
This, fun shall prevail! Until we roll badly.
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You walk by the soldiers. You're an engineer. You're supposed to be here.

One of them moves aside to let you through to the stairwell. You grin as you start down the steps. They didn't even look at you.

You find the entrance to the dynamo room down below. The air is cast with a metallic chill. Blue light flickers and dances on the walls like the reflection of a pool. The Water dynamo is quieter than you'd otherwise expect. The sensation of rapids rolls against your senses, but it isn't unpleasant - not like the either Lightning, anyway, that stabbed like pins and needles.

Inside the room are two others in uniforms like yours, positioned at the engine's control console. A mage is leaning against the wall nearby.

A tall, spindly demon in ratty grey robes is standing next to the mage. If you took one of the fat Imps, and stretched it out, it would look like this thing. And it feels the same - Wind and Lightning.

But it's stronger. A whole lot stronger.

You duck back around the entrance.

What do you do?

>casually walk in and examine some wiring leading from the engine
>walk in and ask if they've noticed anything wrong
>launch an attack (specify)
>some other strategy
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>>31356383
Then we only explain ourself if they stop us.
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>>31356417
Immediate CONSUME on the Wind/Lightning thing.

That's some Nice EXP.
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>>31356417
>casually walk in and examine some wiring leading from the engine
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>>31356417
>But it's stronger. A whole lot stronger.
Like Demon Lord strong?
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>>31356200
"h e l l o f r i e n d s"
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>>31356417
>walk in and ask if they've noticed anything wrong
"That should have fixed it, Everything good now?"
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>>31356417
>launch an attack (specify)

Terror Time

then Eat
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>>31356417

"The problem with the cannon is bigger than we thought. I need some help."
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>>31356417
>>launch an attack (specify)
Surprise attack Consume on the demon
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>>31356417
Throw Shade at the demon and charge the mage.
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>>31356468
No, probably like a decent mage

>>31356493
>>31356458
Second.
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>>31356417
So. All in favor of pulling out our dynamo and using an enhanced eclipse if this turns ugly?

First, let's walk into the room and unleash TERROR for stunning, or DARK BLIZZARD because of the Water Dynamo.
Let's blink/gaping maw the demon second.
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>>31356417
>Shadowmeld
>Blink behind tall Imp
>stab, CONSUME
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>>31356468

No; rather, a mage powerful enough to give you pause. Not quite as strong as Hemmelus or Vellik, more like Cain or Hamil.
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>>31356417
>launch an attack (specify)
Terror->Gaping maw
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>>31356528
Spells take a few seconds to complete. We have to do something quick.
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>>31356520
We gotta eat that Demon first before it can send a message to the demon lord.


>>31356542
So shit tier
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>>31356417
Unpocket Shade and summon the Spirit summon. Have the Spirit prevent the mundane dudes from running off and sounding an alarm. Tell Shade to move on the mage the second we make our move. Then Blink behind the demon, beat the shit out of it and Consume.
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>>31356528
Can't we just walk up to the water dynamo and use it to enhance our dark blizzard stun?
We're an engineer after all.
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>>31356528

We should save Eclipse and the dynamo as long as possible. They are both extremely valuable strategically, and the less people know about them the better.
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>>31356542
So good EXP.
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>>31356542
As powerful as Shade?

>>31356557
Well, we have to take it by surprise and kill it really quickly.
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>>31356417
Gaping Maw
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>>31356550
>Spells take a few seconds to complete.

nope, most spells are instant cast.
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>>31356417
>Terror and/or Dark Blizzard
>Blink
>Gaping Maw the Demon
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>>31356589
We get crazy bonuses for Gaping Maw Stealth Consume.
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>>31356594
Are they? Can we get confirmation on this, Shadow Master?

If so, then TERROR all the way.
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>>31356624
I'd rather DB, it stuns/freezes/damages and won't conflict with the power of the water dynamo.
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>>31356417
Gaping Maw + Terror.

Probably unpocket Shade and throw him at the Mage as well.
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>>31356624
>Can we get confirmation on this, Shadow Master?
Oh my god would you FUCK OFF with that
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>>31356641
We need to stun the demon first. It's Lightning, so Spirit should be super effective against it.
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Vote 1:
>set up a field of play: Dark Blizzard to stun your foes, and throw Shade in the mix to keep the mage busy. Then, blink over and use Gaping Maw on the demon

Vote 2:
>immediate surprise attack Maw on the demon
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>>31356641
Why not both?

>>31356657
I was the guy from last night and i do not endorse this guy, we don't need confirmation on everything, just important shit.
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>>31356671
2
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>>31356671
1
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>>31356671
1
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>>31356671
2
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>>31356671
2
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>>31356671
2
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>>31356671
1
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>>31356671
2
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>>31356671
Dark Blizzard might damage the airship we should use Terror
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>>31356721
why would that matter? we're feeding it to the nemesis.
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>>31356708
That would mean it's a terrible idea to use DB
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>>31356721
If it does, then we can Pocket the airship so much sooner.
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>>31356671
1
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>>31356671
1
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>>31356671
2
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>>31356742
No, he still has to deal with the Shadow damage. We also have Shade to keep him down.
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I'm more concerned with the Bonus to attacking that demon than DM or Terror.
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>>31356671
I assume that we can STILL throw shade into the mix to disrupt the mage even with number 2, right?

Because the second vote there has us with no backup on the mage!
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>>31356781
>implying one piddly mage can stop us

It takes shit like 002 and Metatron to handle us.
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>>31356671

cutting off votes
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>>31356777
Minor shit.

Better to use everything we have to take that Demon.

>>31356781
Unpocketing takes a second, we need all the stealth possible to take the demon in a single second.
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>>31356775
We already know how to.
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>>31356748
we could probably do that a while ago honestly.
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Alrighty, roll 1d100
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>>31356671
1
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>>31356810
The demon may resist long enough to summon the demon lord, in which case we're fucked.

It was a better idea to try to simply Pocket the airship.
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Rolled 90

>>31356840
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Rolled 67

>>31356840
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Rolled 98

>>31356840
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Rolled 64

>>31356840
everytim
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>>31356855
>>31356856

good enough
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Rolled 54

>>31356840

>>31356852
>>31356855
>>31356856
Not bad. Not bad at all.
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>>31356855
>>31356856
>>31356861
Nice!
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>>31356855
>>31356856
>>31356861
What madness is this?
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Om nom nom.
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>>31356852
surely people don't still delete their rolls this far along. They already know it doesn't work right?
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>>31356848
Then we better put everything we have into it.

And i don't think they can teleport to any demon or their creation, just other demon lords. they can probably get messages or it'll take some time for a teleport.

>>31356855
Every roll i make in SQ is crazy good, i need to roll here more

>>31356852
why did you delete you retarded fuckwit?
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>>31356852
Don't delete rolls, dipshit!
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>>31356852
>deleting your roll
Fucking kill yourself
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>>31356852
Naughty boy.
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>>31356852
Anon...
Why?
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>>31356852
Seriously stop.

Either you're new or you're intentionally trolling.

Either way stop rolling.
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Someone deleted a roll? As I recall SM punishes such activity pretty fucking harshly.
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6 rolls so far guys, we can still get a 100! Or a one, but what are the chances?
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Rolled 94

>>31356840
>6 rolls so far guys, we can still get a 100! Or a one, but what are the chances?
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i LOVE doing that
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>>31356952
And here is the anon who deleted his roll trying to be an asshole and troll.

Youre not funny.
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>>31356952
He doesn't. Only retarded QMs punish for that kind of thing.
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>>31356952
unlikely, otherwise trolling would be incredibly fucking easy.
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>>31356952
Nah, it's just annoying. If he did, the trolls would just constantly delete rolls.
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>>31356956
He doesn't require 10 rolls.
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>>31356852

I SEE EVERYTHING

Shamfrul Dishpray
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Rolled 8

>>31356840
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>>31357014
no demon lord sm
please
pleeeease
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>>31356974

Umm, no. Pointing fingers on an anonymous message board is pretty fucking stupid man. I could even tell you the exact posts I have made this thread, but there would be no point.
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>>31357014
He was trying to troll obviously.

>>31357018
You don't need to keep rolling
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>>31357007
I know that anon, I've been in this quest since like 10 threads ago!

I read the archives of course, I came in after the cruise vacation, a real drought that brought up.
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>>31357014
You saw us yelling at him, right SM? You saw we didn't do nothing?

Please don't give us the bad touch!
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>>31357038
I want to know them. I want to know them all!
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>>31357041
I still have to try. That was a close call, though. Way too damn close.
>>
Is anyone else worried we'll never really get to adventure alongside a fully-powered Flint? I'm worried he'll get like one badass moment at the very end of the quest and then it'll be over.
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>>31357077
We passed that DC easy.

You should really stop rolling when we get good rolls.
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>>31357118

im more afraid he's going to end up being the big bad somehow
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>>31357118
We need him for Geb.
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>>31357129
Point taken.
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>note: obviously I don't punish for deleted rolls but it's just such a sorwwy dishpray that I tend to comment

------
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You edge just around the corner enough to bring the demon into your line of sight.

You Blink. Your maw opens.

>mana: 67/76

The demon looks up.

You descend upon it, a gaping vortex of power, and engulf its head. Its body flails as you engulf it like Ink, devouring it head-down. In just an instant, you've shredded it into its component parts and consumed it before it even had a chance to dissipate.

>you've gained 5 EXP (19)

A stalagmite of steel slams into you. You're driven into the wall, split in half by the magic strike. Your head rings.

>you've taken 5 damage (HP: 76/81)

The mage already has two more stalagmites prepared for throwing. One engineer is running for the back or the room. The other is going for a wall-mounted alarm.

What do you do?

>strategy
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>>31357038
Then you must be new here because everyone knows that SM doesn't punish for that shit.

>>31357118
We're gonna bring him into the VOID with us
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>>31357161
Terror.

Stop that alarm-tripper.
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>>31357161
STOP

Terror time
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>>31357161
Blink in front of the alarm runner
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>>31357161
TERROR MOTHERFUCKER
DO YOU SPEAK IT?!
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>>31357161
Throw Shade at the mage and get the engineers

And seriously only 5EXP for a Cain or Hamil level mage? that really isn't shit at all.
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>>31357161
Blink in front of the alarm guy and throw Shade at the mage.
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>>31357161
Terror -> Consume mage -> shut down the ship -> POCKET
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>>31357161
Terror; unpocket Shade.
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>>31357143
Forgot about that, seems like we're coming up to the big climax though, wonder if we'll ever free Geb.
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>>31357183
>>31357191
>>31357196
Why not just kill him instead of risking him pushing through the terror?

We get bigger bonuses for our speed than our magic
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>>31357206
It does say a lot for how powerful we are, though.
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>>31357161

Blink, drop Shade, Terror.

>>31357206

Power creep man, we are a bigger fish than we were at the start of the quest.
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>>31357161
Only 5EXP?

huh, you played it up like it was going to be a lot more, like closer to 10
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>>31357161
Pocket dynamo. Void ring.
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>>31357232
It's a mundane dude and the DCs for standard magic performance is rarely above 30 for targets that are themselves magical.
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>>31357232

Actually our magic is quite powerful. And we would need to make a melee roll to attack him. plus it's an AOE skill and he isn't the only one left in the room.
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>>31357206
We just ate a demon, not a Mage.
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>>31357232
Makes sense, I say we unpocket Shade and have him distract the mage then quickly kill the engineers before going after the mage ourselves. Get the one going for the alarm first of course.
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>>31357232
>Magic is actually more consistent
>Terror is AoE
>There are more people than just the alarm pusher
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>>31357262
Why waste the mana and the ship parts?

>>31357265
that is a DC we could easily fail

>>31357266
We have bigger modifiers for melee than magic, pretty much always have, that's one reason why it has always been more reliable
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>>31357302
>We have bigger modifiers for melee than magic

Got proof of that?
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>>31357302
We're at Magic Power V, anon. Our melee bonuses are probably better, but not by any significant amount.
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>>31357281
>>Magic is actually more consistent
nigga that's just false
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>>24116972
>You sense yourself. And other things - 7 other things exactly. They're like you, but different.

>4 seem closer than the others. The last 4 are far. Very far.

The math on this always bugged me more than the dropped name.

But also.

Very far. Not nonexistent.

Sandalphon believes Hyperion is just in the Nether, and can be resummoned just like any demon can.

But yet you can't bring ordinary mortals back from the dead? Their souls return to the Nether and just sorta. dissolve into the ambient Chaos.

Yet the Elemental Lords don't?

Assuming they are in the Nether and not actually in Shadow Alcatraz in the Void
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Roll 1d100 for Terror
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>>31357302
>In this quest, magic is essentially more "reliable" than other abilities. Mana is meant to be a pool of "reliability" that you can draw from when you need a big attack. Magic seems powerful because its very consistent. That is completely intentional.
https://archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/25122362/#25129947
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>>31357313
It's true. Just ask SM.
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Rolled 6

>>31357317
pls
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Rolled 53

>>31357317
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Rolled 10

>>31357317

i sacrificed my virgin today
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>>31357312
>>31357312
MPV was the first time we ever got a passive bonus to spells. We have three or four trees of passives for Melee.
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>>31357313
Nigga see >>31357321
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Rolled 74

>>31357317
Meow.
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>>31357328
>>31357331
>>31357333
Shit. Again?
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Rolled 87

>>31357328
>>31357333

That's where the /tg/ dice went. And here I thought they were giving us a break.
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>>31357328
>>31357331
>>31357333
Make sure is more reliable. Heuk heuk heuk. top kek
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Rolled 11

>>31357321
>Mana is meant
>meant
I isn't though

Melee is always our fallback

>>31357317
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>>31357355

Hammer is our fallback.
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>>31357346
We have spent to much time being nice. The dice know this and thus give us shit rolls for Terror.
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Exactly my point for magic being unreliable.

It requires a roll.

With melee our passives more than make up for DCs like this.
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Rolled 23

>>31357317
100 please
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>>31357333
It wasn't a virgin.
>>31357336
All levels of MP give a passive boost to spells.
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Rolled 36

>>31357317
rollan'
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>>24160552
>"Elementals aren't common by any stretch," he explains quietly, "but those of Shadow, Spirit, Earth, and Water varieties are most frequent. The other four - wind, fire, lightning, light - well, I've never heard of any incidents at all. A curiosity. Something to ask a mage, maybe."
Oh this is cuz even imprisoned and/or shattered into pieces, Erebus Hecate Leviathan and Geb are still kicking in Venia and...somehow birthing more of their kind indirectly?
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>>31357328
>>31357331
>>31357333
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Rolled 28

>>31357317
>>31357317
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>>31357375
This is true.
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Rolled 16

>>31357328
>>31357331
>>31357333
Okay, won't do shit against the mage but I'd be very disappointed if the engineers somehow resisted.

>>31357317
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>>31357355
I don't even know what to say at this point.

This quest is full of people that straight up go "You're still wrong, I'm right" even when they're shown archived quotes of SM saying things to the contrary.
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>>31357383

the fucker lied to me

brb committing sudoku
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>>31357409
They're trolls, ignore them.
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>>31357380
It wouldn't have mattered if we went with melee.
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Rolled 22

>>31357317
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Rolled 51

>>31357425
And there's #10 folks
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>>31357409

People forget shit. And tradition gamers are always superstitious about dice, especially when they can't see the exact math behind the rolls.
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Rolled 513

Oh no. What terrible dice!

Time to rejuvenate them.
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>>31357409
It isn't so much that i'm going against what SM says, it's that Melee has always worked for us.

Magic has failed us quite a lot.

Just looking at what has happened, not what SM intended to happen with hi system.
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Rolled 16, 21, 51, 69, 5 = 162

dice pls
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Rolled 42, 42, 24, 93, 29, 29, 20, 2, 72, 93 = 446

>>31357478
>5d100
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>>31357478
>>31357489

Yeesh. Lets just stop rolling for now.
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>>31357457
his

>>31357422
We have a metric fuck load of passives for melee.

We just (probably) just failed the terror roll.

The passives would have covered the minor DC for stopping him from hitting the alarm. Though we would not have had the chance of stunning the mage.
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Your Terror pulses through the room.

>mana: 53/76

The two engineers drop to the floor in spasms. The one near the alarm starts foaming at the mouth, and scrabbling at his face and neck with his hands.

You don't have time to pay them much attention, through, because more stalactites formed from the steel-adamantium hull of the ship are hurtling toward you. You dodge one, and the second one clips your arm, taking it off at the shoulder. You regrow quickly, but it stung quite a bit.

>you've taken 3 damage (HP: 73/81)

The engineers are getting up off the deck for a little while. The mage is panicking, now - he's got a big spell coming.

What do you do?

>physical attack, beat him to the punch
>magic attack (specify)
>attack the downed engineers, make sure they don't get up again
>some other strategy
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Rolled 41

REJUVENATE!
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>>31357510
>>physical attack, beat him to the punch
AND UNPOCKET SHADE
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>>31357510
>physical attack, beat him to the punch
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>>31357511
>41
>on d1000

just... what...
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>>31357510
Unpocket Shade, have him deal with the engineers.

Physical attack the mage.
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>>31357510
>physical attack, beat him to the punch
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>>31357510
>It works anyway
Unpocket Shade kill the mage.
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>>31357510
>>physical attack, beat him to the punch
Can we unpocket Shade now? let him take those engineers our
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>>31357529
I voted for physical attack but throw in unpocketing Shade.
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>>31357510

shadow beam the mage, nom the engineers in that order
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>>31357510
Unpocket shade for Engineers; attack the mage quickly.
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Rolled 26872

>>31357510
Unpocket Shade and have him deal with the engineers and then ship shutdown. Fight+Consume the mage. If he is still alive when the ship gets shut down, Pocket and continue fight in air.

>>31357536
My critfails will pierce the heavens.
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>>31357510
>physical attack, beat him to the punch
Take his hands. Combat hand holding
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>>31357510
>>physical attack, beat him to the punch
like we're gonna let him get that spell off.

Crush his weak human body
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>>31357510
>adamantize
>physical attack, beat him to the punch
>Unpocket shade to shut down the dynamo
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>>31357610
Why bother with the adamantize when we don't need it?

What element is this mage?
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Alrighty, Roll 1d100 for Shade and your physical attack.
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>>31357624
Earth. Have you been paying attention to what he's been doing at all?
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>>31357624
probably lightning for the metal manipulation.
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>>31357624
Earth.

>some other strategy

Throw Shade at the engineers. Blink behind the mage and CONSUME.
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Rolled 12

>>31357642
bah, who needs magic
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Rolled 99

>>31357642

maybe this virgin sacrifice will work
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Rolled 5

>>31357642
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>>31357645
metal manipulation has been used by lightning mages.

Remember the battle of Evinbrook?

>>31357642
ruser
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>>31357642
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Rolled 64

>>31357642
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Rolled 75

>>31357642

If the mage is earth, the dynamo should be fucking up his spells somewhat wouldn't it? And it would empower our water spells.
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Roll 1d100 for attack!
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Rolled 4

>>31357681
Top kek.
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Rolled 11

>>31357681
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>>31357657
>>31357658
>>31357665
so gullible for the ruselord.
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Rolled 59

>>31357642

damn you ruselord that was my 99

>>31357681

dice pls
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Rolled 27

>>31357650
>>31357645
Remember Vellik and the battle of Evinbrook?

>>31357681
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>>31357642
RUSELOOOOOOORD!

>>31357681
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Rolled 21

>>31357681
GO GO SHADOW ATTACK
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Rolled 34

>>31357681
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Rolled 28

>>31357681
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>>31357689
>>31357690
>>31357694
FUCKING RUSELORDS
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What's everybody's voices again?

I hear Yi Fang as literally Skeletor.
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Rolled 81

>>31357679
Why? they're both lower elements

>>31357681
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Rolled 31

>>31357681
This is a complete clusterfuck.
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Rolled 75

Did we just get fucked by ruselord and the dice? Because we had some nice rolls off of ruse.
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>>31357689
>>31357690
>>31357694
>>31357697
>>31357701
>>31357702
>>31357707

damn tgdice. no mercy today
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>>31357689
>>31357690
>>31357694
As bad as the Terror roll.
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Rolled 41

>>31357681
here we go!
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>ruselord gets a 99 linked to his roll
>he rolls a 4 for the actual roll

I hate irony.
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I hope we unpocketed Shade and he isn't quite as incompetent as us, fuck.
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>>31357770

That's not irony. That's called an ass fucking.
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>>31357782
>roll 1d20 for shade
>1
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Roll 1d20 for Shade.
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>>31357805

not again fuck you
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>>31357805
Ruselord
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>>31357805

Fuck you.
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>>31357805
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Rolled 17

>>31357805
I know you're rusing, but I will roll anyways because I hope SM will take my 20.
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>>31357805
Too soon ruselord
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You unpocket Shade.

>mana: 52/76

Your construct appears from midair, orients itself, and hits the deck on one knee. <Orders.>

You answer at the speed of thought. <Take down the engineers. I've got the mage.>

<Understood.>

Shade skates across the room. Around his hand forms a dark sword of shadow mana, generated from his power core. A quick sweep as he speeds by neatly lops off the head of the engineer closest to the alarm. He doubles back toward the other man.

Meanwhile, you charge toward the mage. You flicker across the room faster than a shadow.

But not fast enough. A spike of steel rises up and jams into your stomach just before you reach the mage, stopping your momentum. A moment later, a dozen other spikes form and jam into you, riddling you with Earth-powered holes.

>you've taken 8 damage (HP: 65/81)

That really hurt. But it'll take a hell of a lot more than that to stop you.

You drag yourself across the spell, breaking off the tips of the stalagmites and liquifying around the obstacle. The mage has nowhere to run, and you fall upon him. He screams as you dissolve his flesh and begin to consume him. A moment later, he stops screaming. And then he's gone.

>you've gained 3 mana (55/76)
>you've gained 2 EXP (21)
>you've gained 2 HP (67/81)

Shade returns to your side, his task accomplished. <Orders?>

What do you do?

>plan Alpha: turn off the engine, pocket the airship, consume the human and demonic debris
>some other strategy
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>Shadow is the element of deception
>ruselord is the QM casting Shade
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>>31357837

plan alfa pls
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Rolled 84

>>31357837
>>plan Alpha: turn off the engine, pocket the airship, consume the human and demonic debris
duh
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>>31357837
>plan Alpha: turn off the engine, pocket the airship, consume the human and demonic debris
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>>31357837
>plan Alpha: turn off the engine, pocket the airship, consume the human and demonic debris
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>>31357837
>plan Alpha: turn off the engine, pocket the airship, consume the human and demonic debris

>>31357844
...Maybe.
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>>31357837
>plan Alpha: turn off the engine, pocket the airship, consume the human and demonic debris
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>>31357837
>>plan Alpha: turn off the engine, pocket the airship, consume the human and demonic debris
I'll take the usual.
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>>31357837
>plan Alpha: turn off the engine, pocket the airship, consume the human and demonic debris
Let's do what we came here to do
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>>31357837
>>plan Alpha: turn off the engine, pocket the airship, consume the human and demonic debris
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>>31357837
I grow paranoid.

I'd suggest perform Analyze for them having rigged any attempt to shut down the engine, but we know nothing about engine nonsense already anyway.
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Rolled 77

>>31357837
>plan Alpha: turn off the engine, pocket the airship, consume the human and demonic debris
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>>31357870
Damn, webm is so perty
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>>31357870
And such was the manliest carrot ever eaten

>>31357877
traps don't come till the third attempt
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In b4 they already have planned for this. When the ship is pocketed, it's going to alert 20+ imps in waiting to fuck our shit up.

I'm also kind of curious about how SM feels when shadow, this god of a PC, rolls against a simple mage.
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How did we make it through that with such shit rolls?

Something's fishy here...
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>>31357837
Can we try talking to the airship? We should see if it will willingly join our side before we resort to kidnapping.
>[x] Diplomacy!
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>>31357877
know your tvtropes

the trap always comes after two successful missions.
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>>31357837
>[x] turn the engine into a little girl
>[x] waifu engine-chan
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Rolled 16

>>31357837
analyse controls
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>>31357902
We took damage while attacking the mage.
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>>31357877

i don't think the enemy has any idea where their airships are going

our pocket is literally unheard of in the first part. we're the only being that can use it

survivors can report basically 'i was sleeping and then suddenly the airship was gone'

it's likely that the airships are going to be under higher guard since they're disappearing but I really don't think they're going to be able to counter this strategy
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>>31357901
Shadow is ridiculously fucking powerful, is how.
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>>31357901
Then we just Supersonic out of there.

>>31357902
we're kind of a badass
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>>31357906

That might be how shadow does things now. But it's not how The Nemesis does things. The Nemesis does the talking with other airships. It knows how to move it's jaws, but not much else
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>>31357934

Meant to quote >>31357902
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>>31357928
Why?

>>31357936
>talk
you misspelled CONSUME
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>>31357902

Shadow fucks up normals humans quite easily. We will be hard tested against demon/elemental lords.

Remember that our rolls are not entirely based on the whims of the /tg/ gods, SM has stat modifiers that are taken into consideration.
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>>31357902

at some point I just gotta say "A'ight, this mage is level 3, and you guys are level 567, bad rolls means you tripped and stumbled but completed your action"

>>31357906

You lean back. <RAINBOWS!!!!>

Your thought echoes around the empty engine room, rolling over shade and bouncing off the dead corpses of the engineers.

<...orders?> Shade asks.

You head toward the door, get on the floor, everybody walk the dinosaur!
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>>31357977
kek
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>>31357977

quest over

its been 114 threads guys and we finally hit the dinosaur line
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>>31357977
Great, now I have water all over my computer screen.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYKupOsaJmk

Roll 1d100 general performance in resulting skysever-laden chaos
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Rolled 68

>>31357977
I chuckled.

>>31358006
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>>31357902
Imagine we're playing a pro boxer fistfighting 4 chihuahuas and a housecat. How badly do we have to roll to lose? You don't. You just roll for how many scratches you get while you cream them.
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Rolled 8

>>31358006
OKAY

BABY FUCKING SEALS TIME
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Rolled 58

>>31358006
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Rolled 3

>>31358006

dice pls i beg u pls
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Rolled 27

>>31358006
Not ruselord? Check.
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Rolled 1

>>31358006
Rollin
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Rolled 78

>>31358006
>Captcha: his hatedxe

What does it mean?
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Rolled 19

>>31358006
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>>31358006
>>31357977
SM how drunk are you?
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Rolled 55

>>31358020
>>31358012
Pretty good.

>>31358017
The dice gods have long since grown bored of baby seals.

Of course, if you're talking about babies literally fucking seals, then you're disgusting.
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>>31358031
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
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Rolled 44

>>31358031

hopefully success but something bad happens

oh dear
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>>31358031
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAAA
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>>31358031

We're in for some chop. The skysever is not fucking pleased with us at all.
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Rolled 32

>>31358006

>>31358031
why
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>>31358031
Figures.
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What will happen when somebody cracks SMs trip and runs a quest without him being there?

Or poss as him in the qtg?
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>>31358046
yeaah.. didn't come out the way i was thinking
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>>31358057
Figures the combined souls that fuel its blood magics would get pissed off at us constantly flipping it the bird
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>>31358031
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It's fine. Usually all a critfail in roll 4-10 does is make us take more damage from the activity.
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So yeh... we should avoid flying for the next few days, or even jumping more than 2 inches off the ground.

>Hey guys I have another ship to add the The Nemesis
>Great, bring it on up.
>Uhhh....
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>>31358031
Everything was going so well.
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>>31358031
WRYYYYYYYY
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>>31358078
Thankfully.
If it was in the FIRST three, then shitfucks McGee the demon lord of Killualot Villa strolls right over to put a cap in our ass.
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So we succeed but.... uhhh..... something bad happens?

demon lord incoming?

prepare for supersonic?
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>>31358038

Not a hint of alcohol in me, anon. Maybe I should fix that. I've still got some Shipyard Pumpkinhead stored in the back of my fridge.

>>31358031

>pic related
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>>31358084
Good thing we can Blink.
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>>24312997
>"Things came to a head when Erebus began calling himself the one true god.

>>25520322
>He never spoke to humans. Only to the other lords. But he looked at me." Adavan shivers. "Your gaze...it isn't his."

>>26166975
>>26167096
>So Erebus is floating around in his perfect void, when suddenly there's this giant sphere thing and there's little things moving on it, and slightly bigger things mucking about. He's kinda pissed because it's making a mess of his orderly nothingness, so he gets down there and starts working on unraveling it.

I get the sense of the core of Chaos being a literal insect getting stuck in the silicon circuitry of the cosmic computer system running Erebus OS, busy calculating every digit of pi and the Anti-Life Equation.

Mortals are the bacteria living on its exoskeleton.
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>>31358111
HOW is that pic related at ALL?!

Also; pleb tier tastes.
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>>31358104

I could imagine.

Ships can only be in the air so long before the skysever gets pissed at them. This ship has been pulling double duty because of the other one we stole. Everyone is about to be fucking shredded and we will get get no exp, plus we will probably take some damage.
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>>31358116
So this is like some kind of bizarre mix of The Matrix and Osmosis Jones?
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>>31358111
Hey, you.

Just wanted to say that I binged the archives and you owe me about 30 hours of sleep that I missed out on because of the god damn cliffhangers

I olev you
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>>31358123
>Also; pleb tier tastes.

don't you shit on the glorious pumpkiny delight that is Shipyard Pumpkinhead

I bet you sip Milwaukee's Beast
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>>31358144
Or another ship is going to attack us.
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>>31358162
>only 30
you missed a lot, go back and reread them
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>>31358175
That would be a good thing though.
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>>31358171
#rekt
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>>31358162

olev you too

Now I got shit to write
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>>31358175
That just measn we have the location of out next target.
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>>31358123
Well, obviously SM's getting nice and ready by drinking a bit before he makes us suffer.
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>>31358183
It wouldn't.
>>
John Nyx takes out two airships in a single day.

By all accounts; all on his own.

THE LEGEND OF NYX GROWS.
>>
Y'know Sandalphon is going to confront us on what we did with the Ragnarok once he learns that we got the Dukes' Bolt back and Kan-Abar is missing this one, right?
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>>31358206
This is our second on in like 6 hours.

We're going for three in nine after we feed this one to the Nemesis.
>>
>Have 21xp
>+ whatever we get when we eat the falling dudes
>Should be at least 23 total
>Meaning we have enough for Suicide Squad while leaving 3xp leftover for Conversion Factor.
>Unlocks Void Bomb for purchase
>Reveals the only unrevealed skill in the light grey tree, so we know exactly how much it will cost to finish it off and get awesome stealth bonuses for completion
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>>31358226
And?

We tell him to fuck off.
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>>31358226
Alternatively he can just claim all his airships disappeared and blame it on us. And be completely justified about it, too.
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>>31358206
uh what.

we stole the other airship the previous night, and it is currently like. sunset.
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>>31358245
Seconding.
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>>31358245
MP6 would be better.
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>>31358226

"Have you met steward? The crystallization of Dwarven technology? Have I told you I found a really badass ship on Xile? Ohh, that's right, you attacked it."

He's not going to open that can of worms, he has a singular focus of summoning Hyperion. He is banking EVERYTHING on that.
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>>31358253
Fuck i thought it was sunrise.

2 in 24 and we'll go for 3 in 36
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>>31358289
>Every twelve hours that my demands are not met, another airship will die.
>Do not test me, Sandalthong
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You have Shade shut down the engine, and then pocket him.

The Water dynamo flashes and flickers as the machinery drums down to a halt. The mana flowing through the ship dries up. The skysever howls.

You spread your wings to prepare yourself, and then pocket the airship, using your feet as the contact point.

It isn't anything like what you expected.

A target the skysever has been trained to seek - you - and the crew on an airship of the lesser elements - water - is now at the center of an extraordinarily angry needling vortex. It closes in like a tornado, offering no routes for escape.

It feels less like it usually does - and that's bad enough - and more like it did on Xile. The howling is a shriek of tearing winds. This thing is coming after you, personally. You see crew closer to the edges of the magic shredded in explosive gout of blood and flesh.

What do you do?

>brave the storm to try and consume enemies
>supersonic out of there and land
>some other strategy
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>>31358253
Stole a ship last night, took most of the day finding another one, stole it before night time.

Less than 1 day,
>>
does our Pocket gradually recycle oxygen into it when nothing living is inside it?
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>>31358312
>supersonic out of there and land

ALL OUR PRECIOUS XP ;_;
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>>31358312
>brave the storm to try and consume enemies
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>>31358312
Blink to the ground.
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>>31358317

We can say it cycles a bit of fresh air when you open and close it. The air content doesn't change if nothing is using it up.
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>>31358312
>brave the storm to try and consume enemies
Just... Get at least ONE mage and then go for the ground.
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>>31358312
>>brave the storm to try and consume enemies
It's just damage
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>>31358312
>brave the storm to try and consume enemies
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>>31358312
>void ring to counter the Skysever magic
Hopefully it will absorb it, at least a little bit.
>supersonic out of there and land
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>>31358312
>>brave the storm to try and consume enemies
A little damage never stopped us.
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>>31358312
>supersonic out of there and land
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>>31358348
>>31358347
>>31358346
>>31358340
Are you people utterly insane? Do you remember how horrific the Sky-Sever was on Xile?
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>>31358312
>>brave the storm to try and consume enemies
why not?
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>>31358312
>supersonic out of there and land

>mfw when all these votes to go full retard
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>>31358374
We'll live.
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>>31358312
>teleport outta here
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>>31358374

This holy shit, my vote is to veto any attempt to eat the already pulped mages. We need to get the fuck out. We have been pissing in the sky severs cereal for far too long.
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>>31358312
>>supersonic out of there and land
Horeeee shieeet
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>>31358374
We literally tanked it several times.

And it isn't as bad.

And since when do we let a little damage stop our EXP?
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>>31358374
Yes and?
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>>31358312
BLINK TO THE GROUND FOOKIN CHROIST
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>>31357913
>Two airships mysteriously disappear in rapid succession

Yeah, things are going to change. I wouldn't try this again.
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>>31358347
>natural 1


>>31358390
Yeah I've known QM has us in plot armor and all ever since the Archonium.

But let's at least PRETEND there are consequences to HP loss.
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>>31358312
>brave the storm to try and consume enemies
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>>31358402
We also didn't have Hydra at the time.
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>>31358402
>It closes in like a tornado, offering no routes for escape.
>This thing is coming after you, personally.

This isn't like the other times, it's fucking pissed.
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>>31358312
>>supersonic out of there and land
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Vote 1:
>nothing gets between me and my exp. NOTHING

Vote 2:
>blink outta dere mofo

Yeah, I'm gonna go get that beer.
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>>31358433
Yeah I think it's finally gotten sick of our bullshit.

Which means we need to eat it.

I forget, is there a way to remove the Skysever without freeing crazy old Geb?
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>>31358433
I won't be as bad as on Xile.
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Hydra instantly heals all slashing damage, which is most of the skysever.

The other part of the damage is magical damage, and if it gets so bad that it's actually becoming a threat, we activate Conversion Factor and charge a shard.

Don't get scared off by the fucking wind.
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>>31358475
>conversion factor
>on the skysever
What would even happen?
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>>31358475
Conversion Factor costs EXP, anon. Using it would defeat the purpose of staying to get more EXP.
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>>31358452

I still think we should artifact it. Make it our bitch. Birds will fly free, and angels will be grounded.

Actually, after this event I think we should talk to the sage dude in Tarun Gakth.
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>>31358448
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>>31358514
Not if we get 3 or more
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>>31358514
If we get at least 3xp, it means we just charged a shard for free.
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>>31358448
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>>31358531
rolls don't count
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>>31358516
We could try integrating it into the Nemesis.
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>>31358448

cutting off votes
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>>31358553
fuck, hope the vote to gtfo won, I got back late.
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>>31358552
Why not just have the Nemesis Eat Xile?
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>>31358563
I wanted to have that happen.
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>>31358448
>a perfect tie

>unless you count the two misvotes in a row for 2
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We should totally bring the Nemesis to the Airship docks on Xile to get free Airship parts.

Can we add this to The List?
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>>31358522
>>31358523
Did you not read the post? The Sky-Sever just gibbed everyone on the ship except us.
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>>31358563

It's a picky eater... Unless we get back and find everyone who should be operating the thing is sitting on a hill watching it eat a mountain.
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>>31358551

Well, that seems innocent enough. I'll use it as a tiebreaker.

time to GTFO
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>>31358579
The docks were almost completely destroyed when the Cirrus left, IIRC.
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>>31358581

It gibbed everyone on the outside of the spell, it's still closing in.

>You see crew closer to the edges of the magic shredded in explosive gout of blood and flesh.

If we stay to eat, we are going to be its only target.
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>>31358590
Bullshit.

But thank you for choosing for us instead of rolling.
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>>31358595
>>31358551 doesn't count. It's not even linked to the vote.
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>>31358608
I can ruse roll if you still want to roll.
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>>31358593
No, only the underground docks that we were at.

Not the aboveground docks.

>>31358581
It only got the ones on the outside.
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>John Nyx instantly obliterates airship
>Crew falls from the sky in a rain of blood.
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>>31358623
I wouldn't be surprised if the workers on airships after this on Kan-Abars side are extremely jumpy/ready to revolt. Shame the demons wouldn't let them leave.
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>>31358608

SM usually acts with the quests best interest in mind. I have this assumption that if we keep him in a good mood with funny/clever ideas, he works with us.

But far be it from me to suspect someone who is going to become a pharmacist to not be a jaded evil bastard. Since I have the exact same experience. It's like being a drug dealer that can't shoot people who try(and they will try) to screw you over.
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>>31358632
I can't wait to see what they do after the third
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You can't get caught in this. It looks hungry.

You look down, and in a Blink, you're on the ground, safe and sound.

You can't help but look back up. And you're shocked by what you see. There's a face in a sky - a skull. A screaming ghoul, formed in the outline of the winds. The shrieks build to a crescendo of howling anguish. Ghostly faces rip apart the helpless crew like scraps of paper. Nothing makes it out. Nothing.

You're glad you decided not to stay. You doubt you would've gotten much of anything out of that mess...

Considering the maelstrom you've baited, it would probably be a good idea to keep flight to a minimum for a little while. But then, you'll just have to keep at it as needed. Duty calls.

The sun is on the edge of the horizon, now, a half-exposed gold disc. It's about 7pm in the evening. You're just west of the Evinbrook Basin, in the Kanian Hills.

What do you do now?

>strategy
>last post of the night coming up

Pre-Battle List

Outstanding:

>meditate all shards to MAXIMUM POWER
>talk to Abigail about Hecate and her worrisome motivations
>attempt to steal enemy airships and feed them to the Nemesis/give them to allies (ongoing)
>check in with Ila and Auriel about Lord Waterford's slave ring
>bring the Nemesis to Xile for activities(?)

Completed:

>test a shadowy appendage in the Wind mana pool (oh shit, it's Dave)
>speak to Hecate about Leviathan (oh shit, he's a raging faggot)
>ask Auriel if she made any progress with Raphael and Charmeine (oh shit, Raphael wants to talk)
>collect strong rocks for kinetic bombardment (oh shit, Steward's making explosive adamantium charges)
>speak with Raphael in the morning (oh shit, he's an alright dude)
>attempt to reach the Kan-Abar Fire mana pool and disrupt the city's defensive towers (not a priority)
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Y'know since we took out the crew in the engine room we could've just pocket swiped the rest of the crew and saved them from this horrible fate?

It's cruel, is what it is.
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>>31358632
>On some random airship
>There seems to be a power spike in the water filtration system
>All the engineers suddenly have other shit to do.
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>>31358643
>talk to Abigail about Hecate and her worrisome motivations
>check in with Ila and Auriel about Lord Waterford's slave ring

Teleport back to Arland. That's enough airship hunting for today.
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>>31358643
>bring the Nemesis to Xile for activities(?)
>check in with Ila and Auriel about Lord Waterford's slave ring
>talk to Abigail about Hecate and her worrisome motivations
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>>31358643
>check in with Ila and Auriel about Lord Waterford's slave ring
>Give Auriel the new airship to feed to Nemmy
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>>31358643
Let's go feed the Nemesis now
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>>31358643
>attempt to steal enemy airships and feed them to the Nemesis/give them to allies (ongoing)

This outing is our LAST CHANCE to hunt for airships. Once they realise that the Incision is going they're going to smarten up.
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>>31358643
>talk to Abigail about Hecate and her worrisome motivations
>attempt to steal enemy airships and feed them to the Nemesis/give them to allies (ongoing)
Combine these?
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>>31358643
We need to give our new capture to The Nemesis.
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>>31358643
>check in with Ila and Auriel about Lord Waterford's slave ring
>Upgrade Nemesis
>talk to Abigail about Hecate and her worrisome motivations
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>>31358643
>talk to Abigail about Hecate and her worrisome motivations
>bring the Nemesis to Xile for activities(?)
Bring Arcturis if he has time for it.
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>>31358643
>feed ship to Nemesis
>check in with Ila and Auriel about Lord Waterford's slave ring
>talk to Abigail about Hecate and her worrisome motivations
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>>31358643
>Feed our baby
>then go get more food for our baby
>maybe bring Abby
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>>31358643
>attempt to steal enemy airships and feed them to the Nemesis/give them to allies (ongoing)
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Hey guys I was just rereading the Xile arc, and there was another angel with lucifer that we didn't catch.

Do you think he's still on Xile?
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>inb4 the Incision has a secret control mechanism that will allow Kan-Abar to take control of the Nemesis after we feed the Incision to it
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>>31358711
I wonder if the natives ooga'd his chaka.
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>>31358643
>attempt to steal enemy airships and feed them to the Nemesis/give them to allies (ongoing)

we have to steal ALL three the airships from Kan-Abar before they hear about this one.
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>>31358711
There is no way he is still alive.

Zero chance.
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>>31358713
Sometimes writers' heads explode on pavement from a ten story drop for no particular reason at all.
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>>31358723
Yes.

>>31358734
>notsothinlyveiledthreats.gif
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What happens if we give our airship a dynamo of every element?
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>>31358711
Yes.

Alive?

No.
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>>31358643
>>attempt to steal enemy airships and feed them to the Nemesis/give them to allies (ongoing)
preface this with giving the nemesis our new airship first.
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>>31358734

I have traversed the depths of faggotry unknown to mortal men

they are a terrible thing to behold
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>>31358643
>>attempt to steal enemy airships and feed them to the Nemesis
FATHER. I HUNGER.
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That reminds me. How many airships do we have?

There's the Nemesis and the two Ring City airships that stayed in Arland. We have the Bolt back. Ragnarok is gone.

What about the second airship that attacked the Nemesis? Was it destroyed?
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>>31358764
>vegetable juice
you mean pumpkin juice?
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>>31358761
take out the Water dynamo first.

we have no way of duplicating those.
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>>31358764
>I have traversed the depths of faggotry unknown to mortal men

We're all on 4chan in case you forgot.

Ok, we need to change our strategy if we are going to take another airship. Ideas?

I think we should create distractions and bring backup. Maybe even bring The Nemesis straight to one of the patrolling airships so it can glomp that fucker into oblivion.
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Note that you can only hold one airship at a time in your pocket.

Vote 1:
>return to Arland, prioritize getting this airship into the maw of the Nemesis and head out hunting once more

Vote 2:
>head to Arland and speak to Abigail and Auriel about Hecate and Lord Waterford
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>>31358661
this
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>>31358789
Let's not give the Nemesis new parts without the power to use them.

>>31358784
Yeah what did happen to the Airship that stayed behinf to attack the Nemesis while we Avatared of Chaos?
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>>31358807
>return to Arland, prioritize getting this airship into the maw of the Nemesis and head out hunting once more
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>>31358787
>you mean pumpkin juice?

heh

I should totally run Shadow Quest while drunk sometime.

I've got some Baccardi 151, it would be a cinch.

>>31358822

Ila too
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>time sensitive thing
>not time sensitive thing
what a conundrum
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Rolled 29

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>>31358856
You're doing it again diceanon
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>>31358839

The problem is that even trying to fly for the next day or two will have the skysever doing it's very fucking best to rip us 20 new assholes.
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Rolled 90

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Rolled 95

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>>31358827
Lots of misvotes today.

>>31358839
How is either option time-sensitive?
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>>31358869
we don't have to fly if we can blink from the ground to the airships, and manaport to Kan-Abar.
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>>31358878
such GOOD rolls! darn it
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>>31358878
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>>31358856
Do not count

Roll without dice
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Anyone else think that beefing up The Nemesis this much will make it almost on par with a Demon Lord? I think it would be fucking brilliant if it just pops up in the middle of the battlefield, the single greatest airship the world has EVER seen, and rips one of their strongest assets a new one in zero seconds flat.
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>>31358879
We wanna get another before they go on REALLY HIGH ALERT.

>>31358889
meant vote without dice
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>>31358902
1 dynamo in a robot = beefy angel tier

Nemesis has 4 dynamos now.
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>>31358902
Personally I'm wondering what the hell a water/shadow dynamo in the Nemesis is going to do to the rest of the ship.

Passive healing for everyone on it, methinks?
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what happens if we feed the ship to the Nemesis MINUS the water dynamo?
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>>31358906

It's not the enemy that we need to worry about anymore. It's the skysever. If we go in for another airship, we will NEED melody or the staff o winds.
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