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>>31549949IT'S SHADOW TIME!
>>31549949Apparently Captcha is on the fritz, hold on people.
The bad news is, we will never get the chance to use Sandalphon as an altar. The good news is, we found out that Sir Donovan Flint is secretly a laser cannon shaped like a man.
Rolled 51>>31549949Rolling to CONSUME Captcha.
>>31550057Who Dwarfs Sandalphon in terms of magical power.
Moot, I am missing my quests get 4chan working quickly please!
>>31549949While we're all waiting, I wanted to present the idea of cleaning Xile of Blood Magic and the natives for Arcturis and Donovan. I think they would like to get their ancestral home back, maybe in exchange for being able to analyze the Sky Engine (Hell maybe even take it for the Nemesis). Plus its filled with EXP we can eat in the process, and maybe even more Dynamo shells.
>>31550079We need to do something about the sky-sever as well. I don't want to find out if it can follow us into the void, or see what it will do when it realizes we're about to escape Venia entirely.
>>31550098I'd like SM to clarify if the Skysever is bound to the Sky Engine, or to Xile itself as the core. If it's the latter, taking the Sky Engine might be the umph Nemesis needs to breach the outer wall without risking damage.Plus I think Donovan would really enjoy cleansing his ancestral home with us, since he's more than powerful enough to hold his own at our side now. Arcturis could hop on board for a family outing to speed up the process.
>>31550108I wonder how Arcturis is treating Donovan now that he's back, fully-powered, and has proved himself to be far more of a man than any of the king's other sons.
Hey, wanna see if Fang will let us eat "That" since he didn't get to use it on Sandles? Of at least tell us what it does?
>>31550129Probably taking some time to be a real dad again, if my hunch about us setting his follies straight is correct. Outside of that, Arcturis is honestly a pretty good guy. 9/10, would initiate diplomatic ties with.
I can't wait to see what Venia actually looks like from space.
>>31549949SM, there's a few Workarounds being thrown out there if you're trying to Post. If you're on Firefox, Get noscript and disable 4chan. you'll be able to post from the top, but not reply to anybody. If you're on Chrome, open the Java console under Tools, click Settings, and hit 'Disable Java'. or you can just buy a 4chan pass if you've got money to burn.
>>31550341Does SM not have a 4chan pass already? Because I'll buy him one if he doesn't.
Testing w/ Chrome workaround
>>31550079I want to second this plan, but only after we visit the Core of Venia and see how bad the damage is.It should only take us a day to burrow back through Va'ad.
>>31550341Huh. I never figured I could use noscript this way.Neato.
>>31550341>Manually typing repliesOh god this hurts.Also, he doesn't have to install NoScript to block scripts on firefox. There's a setting somewhere.Well, there should be a setting somewhere. Unless Mozilla's retarded and decided to remove a feature.
>>31550079I like this, actually. If it doesn't take forever.
>>31550371The setting is still there, but you have to go into the about: page for it. It's no longer under the preferences tab.
>>31550196A flat plane, most likely. How does the water fall off? Could we see the Core if we flew around the edge?
>>31550386Oh.That's pretty stupid.
NO JEWPASS FOR ME
Recent Events Summary:The battle is over; the day is won. Sir Donovan Flint is free of his parasite.But your fight is not over.The elf queen, Ellendra Kalladar, has arrived in Arland to establish new relations with the Ring City and other countries following Sandalphon's death, the interm leader being Raphael.With the core of the world more unstable than ever, it lies upon you to fix things before the barrier can collapse. The final means to realizing your true might lies in the Void, on the island from the vision.With that in mind, you asked Queen Kalladar several questions, and finally understood how she came to encounter you all that time ago - and how she gave you an opportunity to resist the forces of Erebus's original plan, and find your own way.
What if Venia's a box instead of a square?That would explain the circular core a little more, considering it's surrounded by land.
>>31550399Can we get a verdict on all these Xile questions when you finish posting starter stuff?
>>31550399SM why is there no Hunter/Seeker shard?
>>31550399SM pls. you're a quest master. You do a lot of posting.Give me a throw-away eMail or something so I can gift you a 4chan pass.
>>31550401We might meet other civilizations, then.>No quick replyKill me.
One of the fixes may have just been broken by moot. Heads up.
>>31550444God dammit Moot.I hope this works.
Adbock plus filter: ||google.com/recaptcha/api/js/*^domain=4chan.orgI think this should block the recaptcha only on 4chan... Seems to work for me but I can't think of another site that has captcha to see whether it breaks.>>31550415I didn't edit the gif like I promised, because pic related I'm falling apart
>>31549949Did we miss anything by going Fang perspective for Shadow vs Sandy?
damn this break down sucks! i think this thread is the only one on /tg/ that has any function left at all.
>>31550463>I'm the other guy who was going to try>I put it off because I was busy and another anon was doing it anywayWe can both be embarassed and ashamed together, anon.
Did it just get fixed?
>>31550469We skipped a ton of bad rolls. This pissed off the dice gods.
>>31550485Captcha still isn't working in quick reply.
>Thread cancelledLaaaame.Now what am I going to do with my night? I already slept today.
>>31550485Doesn't look like it.
Can I post yet?
Seems to be fixed
>>31550485No, the "dumb" captcha appears to be force enabled now. Which means there's no reason to use workarounds.
>>31550524Thread's cancelled people. The Xile idea is apparently feasible but should be save until after the core gets patched up more. He'll be around tomorrow ni->>31550535Or not.
>>31550524Damnit. Well, at least I can focus on my homework now.
God damn this captcha
>>31550535Quick reply seems to be fucked.
>>31550535Nope. Doesn't seem like it anyways.
>>31550524YEAH FUCK YOU SMI WANT TO STAY AWAKE TILL THE DAWN BREAKSI WANT TO FEEL LIKE SHIT FOR THE REST OF THE DAYI DEMAND MY FREE ENTERTAINMENT SO I CAN PUNISH MYSELFPlus the posting thing isn't really that bad. Write your reply in the quick reply box, copy it, paste it in the box at the top, DOSH.
>>31550535WHAT'S GOING ON.CAN YOU POST OR NOTIS THERE A THREAD OR NOTSHADOW MASTER I'M CONFUSED PLEASE HELP ME
>Fuck CaptchaAnyway can somebody photoshop Fang's face onto this?
>>31550559Shh, no tears, only Shadow now.
Alright boys and girls, you can see the archives for all the normal bullshit.At least we had funkytown while we were waiting.>Last time...>Last time...The doors of the room burst open. Vidar Blackwater strides into the room, leading a harried looking Obis and a worried Freya."Father, for the Light's sake, they're having a private - ""I don't give a damn!" The old pirate stares at you. "Shadow! Or Erebus! Or whatever you are! I hear you're going to the end of the world and then some." He jabs his thumb at his chest. "I'm your man, because I'm bored as all hell and I need an adventure. That, and I've got more expertise in that area than anyone else in the room. The 5th Highest excepting, perhaps.""Nope," Auriel says. "More than me too. I'm not crazy enough to get close to the edge of the skysever."A thought strikes you."Obis," you say."Hmm? Shadow?" You unPocket the water gem. It shimmers in the light of the meeting room. You hand it to Obis. He takes it from you, gingerly, wondering at it. "...what is this?""It's what I found on aurora. A piece of Leviathan himself." You decide that hiding anything from the three others is pretty pointless - they're already in on the better half of it, now that they know your identity - so you fill them in on a few of the particulars. "So...knowing that Leviathan will hold a grudge against you and your people, I'm entrusting this to you." You look back at the queen. "If the situation becomes desperate enough that Kan-Abar must be sacrificed...you can go through its prince."Fang chuckles. "That was rather devious, Shadow."The queen nods firmly. "I understand. I accept your decision."What do you do now?>ask Ellendra Kalladar more questions>consult with some other ally in public/private>leave for SPEEEEEHHHHSSSS>some other strategy
>>31550559It's part of the new meta game.
>>31550568>Ask somethingHow the fuck are we meant to get to spess
>>31550568>leave for SPEEEEEHHHHSSSSSince the Xile idea isn't practical, let's go get this over with. And SM really wants to stroke his description boner by writing the VENIA FROM SPESS scene, so let's throw him a bone.
>>31550568>ask Ellendra Kalladar more questionsDid we talk about Geb yet?
>>31550568>leave for SPEEEEEHHHHSSSS
>>31550568I want to get 8/8 dynamos on our airship before we make for the void.And if Blackwater wants to come, he needs to dissolve his slave trade.
>>31550568Commission Airship parts?
>>31550568>>ask Ellendra Kalladar more questions>>consult with some other ally in public/privateFUCK I DON'T EVEN KNOWLET'S DO SOMETHING THAT ISN'T SPACELIKE BUYING SKILLS
>>31550568We spehss now.
>>31550596Blackwater isn't a slaver. It's that Prule Waterford guy who is.
>>31550602Oh! Right! We had a fairly solid consensus on picking up MPVI iirc.
>>31550596>Airship dynamo shitYes this please.I want to get a status update on the Nemesis, on its systems, etc.>All this capcha nonsense and replying at the topIt's just like when I first started questan
>no quick reply>AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH>how did I survive before this???>>31550590Getting Geb back is an after-barrier-fixing thing.Also, Nemesis itself is able to get through the core of the skysever. Auriel doesn't think it will have problems getting outside the edge of the world.
>>31550563Truly, Captcha is the worst.
>>31550613Yes let's get MPVI.
>>31550613>>31550630No I want to start finishing the middle tree.
>>31550608Ahh, in that case just the 8/8 airship then. Otherwise, to the nether we go.I'm sure we can find some means to trade for the last few dynamos we need.
>>31550622But her backup plan for fixing the barrier if we don't come back involves Hecate, Leviathan, and Geb, doesn't it?And per the prophecy -- which was suspiciously cut off at the most important part--they need Donovan to free him.
>>31550647I do too, but the immediate benefits of MPVI far outweigh the scattering of things we could get in the middle tree ATM. And it would leave EXP left over for Erasure/Conversions.
>>31550652We need to eat the parasite.
>>31550630MPVI for yes, we need that final magical boost.and Earth's Gift, because we really need to know what's in the dark areas of as much as possible.
>>31550664And I think gaining ground on Order Immateria is better than whopping down XP on MPVI.
>>31550652keywords "if you don't come back"I figured your allies would accompany you on the airship as far as the island and then you'd go it alone from there.
>>31550568>>leave for SPEEEEEHHHHSSSS
Here's the ability chart.
>>31550679Then we should warn her that you can't free Geb without Donovan, per prophecy.Since she probably didn't get told about that yet.Surely she'd want him to stay in Venia then.
>>31550673Potentially, that's why I'm torn. But consider where we're going. All the Mana and spell power/regen we can muster would be vital to overcome any unforeseen obstacles in our way. I highly doubt there's Mana Pools outside of Venia.
>>31550673The only good abilities left in the middle are the resistances and they won't help us on the island.
>>31550673>>31550696Why don't you two hold your horses and wait until 4chan is fixed before smashing your spending options into final destination voting, hm?
>>31550692>"Remove the curse upon Sir Flint - his power will be needed, or you will die in your quest. Then, speak with Yi Fang, the Lich of Archon. Seek his aid in acquiring the Staff of Winds. The staff will part the storm holding Geb captive. The parasite of Light keeps him mad. You must - ">Spears of wind spike at the edges of the crystal. Taremtis's arms are thrown backward. Almost as quickly, he lunges forward, putting his hands in place around the sphere. He can barely contain the rising force.Aeolus a shit. Cockblocking bastard.
>>31550696I get the feeling that all of the nether is like one massive(if diluted) mana pool for Shadow.
>>31550692We can't release him without Dovovan or we'll die.
I just realized that holding a vote right now it going to be kinda hard.All the time I planned for this thread has more or less been burned already, I need to be in bed soon. Wasn't gonna be a long thread anyway.So, if you want to leave for SPEEHHHSSS right now, you can do so. I will write a big long description of what happens. All capabilities are in place. Also, there will be no consequences for not spending EXP, I won't have you run into an encounter if solely for the fact that I don't want to write it right now.If you would rather do something else than that's ok too, but time is now important. You could talk to people but significant side-quests are out of the question. Well, I guess they aren't really, but I don't think people are willing to risk total destruction for a trip to Xile.SOVote 1:>INTO SPACEVote 2:>wait, we gotta do something first!
>>31550731Think you mean the Void. But possibly. I'd rather not take a gamble.
>>31550763Woops, put the second part of my post in the email instead of subject."His catchphrase would be perfect to use in space"
>>31550733cutting off votes is difficultregardless of outcome queen will be informed of Donovan's necessity in freeing Gebobviously that won't stop him from coming with you because he's himself
Horrible anticipation of Vigil rejecting this corrupted version of Erebus.Perhaps it will contain restoration protocols. Even old memory backups...
>>31550803Hah! What's the island gonna do, EXPLODE on us?
Alright, time to write a good deal.Sorry to make you all wait again but such is life.
I haven't pressed f5 this eagerly in forever.Probably because I had an extension to do it for me.Oh well, it feels nice to do this, I guess.
>>31550820I can wait SM, if it's for your glorious writing.
>>31550820FOUR IN A ROW
>>31550847Here's a pre-emptive Happening Meter for everyone. Will keep it updated with tomorrow's thread for the inevitable clusterfuck on Vigil.
>>31550864And saved. Do like.
>>31550897I can post the rest now, if you'd like. I'd imagine SM might like them for his Doompaul folder too.
>>31550928Meh sure. Its kinda dead in here with the posting fucked up any way.
>>31550928a dropbox would be efficient
>>31550928definitely, I've only got the 4th and the 2nd
>>31550957Righto, here you go.>>31550960I would but I lost my dropbox password and cba right now.>>31550965Sheeeeeiiittt. Now I definitely have to.
SO, anyone have a good guess why captcha fucked up?was it moot fucking with something or captcha itself fucking up
>>31551010And it's over. Hope the anons and SM enjoy. Doompaul has always made this quest fun, if a bit terrifying at times.
>>31550820>>31550974>>31550989>>31551010I feel like you should make it blink faster for higher Con levels.
>>31550864>>31550974>>31550989>>31551010>>31551025Bless you anon. May the happenings be with you.
>>31551010I feel like the screen should be shaking or something when I see this.
>>31551040Just spreading the word of our lord and harbinger, anon.
>>31550974>>31550989>>31551010>>31551025Thanks.>>31551033Agreed but still very nice.
We really ought to servant Melody at some point, considering she rules a nation of our followers, and is one of the most powerful practitioners of Order magic in the world.
>>31551122I wonder if we could do her and Fang at the same time during their wedding.
>>31551159Anon what have you done?
>>31551159I don't know if we should really be giving Fang -More- power.I mean, I like the guy and all, but really
>>31551159Aww. We may not make it back in time to do that.A question,Does anyone know if the audio puzzle is a flat out troll? I just tried it and I'm pretty sure it was just Dave I hear speaking.
>>31551169It's "something like" a baptism in the Church of Shadow.
>>31551198Oh god. Captcha is the Nether? No wonder why it fucks up all the time, it's run by demons so the D-Lords are getting revenge on us by murdering the thread.IT MAKES TOO MUCH SENSE.
>>31551122>>31551159We can servant her at the baby shower.
>>31551223>lich/vampire babyHyperion help us
>>31551223You mean the zombie shower?Or the summoned humanized imp shower?
>>31551245>Hyperion.Oh fuck. I just realized if we have to go inside of the core to murder Chaos into a choke hold so we can seal the core afterwards, we will have to deal with Hyperion as well.Oh dear.
>>31551260>implying Hyperion is really in the Nether"impossibly far," sensory uplink said."a three hour tour", we told them.they didn't expect to be stranded on Erebus Isle.
>>31551260We'll probably have David to help us.
>>31551260Going off of what Raphael said, Hyperion is a pretty straight shooter. I imagine he would be quite pissed at what Sandal has done in his name for the last millennia.I think if we talked to him as we are, not the old Erebus. He would be quite agreeable.
>>31551302bwhahahahaahahahahahhaoh wait you're serious aren't'cha?BUWHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
>>31551302It's hard to say. Sandalphon warped Hyperion's self-perception with all his idolatry. It's quite possible Hyperion is still as bigoted and unreasonable as Sandals was himself.I really hope you're right, though, for what it's worth.
>>31551302He was incredibly paranoid.I highly doubt he'll trust anything we say.
>>31551286Please tell me you aren't implying the Big 4 are stranded on Vigil.Please.
>>31551302>>31551318>>31551323>>31551342We'll find out soon enough, I think.If Hyperion doesn't make any aggressive moves, I'd be open to trying some dialogue. But if he puts a toe out of line, kill his ass. Don't need another Matthel.
Are we looking at a standard 10pm~ start time tomorrow SM?
You turn back to the room. "Then...with that, we need to be leaving. But Queen Kalladar.""Yes, Shadow?""A while back, we recieved a prophecy from Taremtis.""Is that so? Was there something relevant, there?""Yes," you say. "If the backup plan requires Geb's prescence...you'll require Donovan's prescence. Taremtis mentioned a parasite of Light attached to Geb. Or within Geb. Donovan is the only one that can deal with it.""Considering his formidable aura, I can see why that might be the case," the queen says. "Sir Flint. I know that-""I'm going with Shadow," he says, "and there is no force in this greater plane of existence that can stop me. If things look bad...I'll hang back. And that's it!"The queen sighs. "Very well. Be careful."------------------With Abigail, Auriel, Donovan, Ila, Cain, Hamil, Tyrael, and Adavan - who returned just before you left - you fly to Haven.You take to the ship's intercom and explain the situation. They all more or less know the full story, now - Ila was bombarded by all of them for details, and you couldn't keep it back from them at large. If anything, you've risen from their savior to their god. Just when you were getting used to all the smiles and waves and nods. Now you have to deal with awe-filled stares.Most of them get off at Haven - at your repeated insistence. Steward has made the accomodations there much more comfortable; you know they'll be safe and well while you're gone. A good fifty or so mages remain on the Nemesis, a skeleton crew capable of running the engines, the bridge, and the cannons. In any case, Auriel can control most of the important functions from the captain's chair.>con't
You ask Adavan what he's been up to - and it's as you've suspected. He's been working quite hard to try and relax Hecate into her new position as she's recovered from the power expenditure of the chronomancy. You wonder why he's leaving with you - but he tells you she ordered him to do so, as an observer on her behalf. Apparently they share a psychic link, so he'll be able to keep her up to date on the details.You're not sure if that comforts you, or bothers you.Along for the ride is Vidar Blackwater. Freja was reluctant to let him leave alone, but his argument that Obis needed a shoulder convinced her to stay.And, surprisingly, Hemmelus offered to come, siting scientific curiosity. His expertise would be helpful any time - you were glad to have him on board.And so the Nemesis left Haven, on into the darkness beyond Venia, where no one has ever gone before.No one but you, in some past life.You feel an uncomfortable tension in your shoulders.------------------You're all on the bridge. For a time now, the Nemesis has been sailing low, coasting over the water straight West of the Kanian peninsula. Blackwater stands at the windows, his arms folded, staring out at the ocean.You walk down from the upper platform and across the rows of terminals, standing at his shoulder. "You seem quiet, now," you say.>con't
"Ah," he says. "But this is it, Shadow. The final frontier. When I was younger...I loved to travel. As a privateer for the Vin family, I saw the whole world. But there was one place that I could never go.""What's out there?""A storm," he says, "that wraps the whole world. In a way, it feels like a shield. But it's also a wall.""Was it always there? Even before the skysever?""Who knows?" he says. "I've known a few angels in my time. Before the skysever, anyone that went to the edge of the world never came back. The Void is a mystery."You feel a Wind in the distance."...it's here."https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YT1FDhbJI-ABefore you is a rising wall of dark grey, anvil-shaped clouds. They swirl and shift angrily.In a moment, the front windows are pelted with a wall of rain and hail and wind. The whole ship groans under the force of the storm."All hands, brace!" Auriel shouts.You and Blackwater strap yourselves into nearby seats. You hear a fumbled clacking nearby. Donovan is struggling to get his belt on. Abigail offers a calm helping hand, and the belt clicks in easily."Worried?" you ask him."Worried? Me? Who's worried? It's not like I dislike flying into thunderstorms at hundreds of miles an hour or anything. I mean, I've seen worse, right?" He giggles slightly.Abigail gives you a concerned look.You shrug. "We'll be fine.""That's what you said when you grabbed me and took off faster than -" The ship rocks. Donovan grabs for his armwrest. "Oh shit! Oh shit!""Relax, boy," Blackwater says. "We're not even at the fun part yet.""Fun part?!">con't
The nose of the Nemesis penetates the outter wall of the thunderheads. Lightning immediately flashes and flickers around you - but it's absorbed into the Nemesis's hull. Bolts strike and snap, but do no damage."Step one," Vidar says. "I got past that bit."And then you see the tornado.Donovan's face pales. "Oh, Light.""And there's step two."The column of green Wind must be at least a mile wide. It looks like it could lay waste to a city. The bridge begins to vibrate."AURIEL!" Donovan shouts."Don't worry honey. I got this.""You're crazy! All of you are crazy!"Abigail puts a finger on her chin. "Probably, a little bit.""More like a lot!" Tyrael calls.Adavan wraps his bony fingers on his armrest. He almost looks bored. "What a baby.""I'm afraid I'm siding with Donovan on this one!" Hemmelus says.The Nemesis slams into the winds at full speed. You can see the aura of the ship glow black against the raging tide of blood magic. Skulls and spirits, the trapped souls of mages, swirl like specters in the terrible storm. They throw themselves against the ship, each one a minature tornado of force, but they glance away harmlessly. With each blow, though, the Nemesis creaks and rocks, rumbling through the storm.And then, you're through. As suddenly as it came, the winds are gone.>con't
Before you is nothing. An endless nothing. Blackness, in every direction, as far as the eye can see.But it isn't totally black. No. You can see the twinkling stars, the constellations. Here, the sunlight is unhindered by sky or shade - sharp black shadows are cast across the bridge."...it's so quiet," Ila says.A slight purple glow appears around the edge of the windows. You can feel the Wind dynamo change slightly."Hmm." Auriel taps her screen. "Life support systems? I suppose those are what are letting us survive out here. It's drawing power from our Wind dynamo. Light! External temperature is...hot. Really hot.""How hot?" Adavan asks."Uh...120 degrees. Getting hotter by the second.""The sun here is fierce," Adavan says. "Nothing to stop the light.""Umm..." Auriel cocks her head. "...artifical...grey-vit-ee? Does anyone know what gray-vit-ee is?"Everyone looks at each other, then at Hemmelus.The sage shrugs. "I'm a sage, not a god. I've no idea.""Well, whatever it is, it's turned on. I guess that's a good thing. Shadow, what's our heading?"You try to focus on the Impression of the vision left inside of you. "...right now, just go straight. It's far.""How far?""At this rate? I don't know. A week, or so.""A week? Glad we brought food for a month.""Hey, can you turn us around?" Abigail asks. "I want to see what Venia looks like.""I can do that.">con't
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8stdVzvijD0Everyone leans left in their seats as the ship starts to rotate. Vidar unsnaps his belt and takes to the windows. One-by-one, everyone follows suit."This is it," the pirate says. "Venia. Our world. From the Void."And it comes into view. Everyone stares.The first thing that grabs you is the barrier. You do not have a word in your vocabulary to describe how truly massive it is. It's so big, so encompassing, that even by leaning all the way close to the window, you cannot see its bottom. But from the top third or so you can see, it's definitely spherical. The barrier is black, but glows with a purple ambient light.And then, Venia.It is a solid plate of mass - curved, slightly, but not quite as curved as the barrier. It is -floating- on top of the barrier itself, suspended, as if it itself is an island. That explains the gap you flew through after going all the way to the barrier yourself.The oceans simply drop off the world - but you can see the mists being sucked back under the landmass. Around the entire shelf of land is a mighty dome of Wind, a never-ending storm, obscuring the details of the continent resting in the ocean. The skysever.As you rapidly gain distance, you can see the plate of Venia moving. It's rotating around the barrier, as if on a track."By the eight elements," Hemmelus says. He claps his hands together. "I...the water cycle. I have visual confirmation that the Water Cycle theory is correct! The world is flat! Ha! This'll show those damn Imperial round-worlders!">con't
>>31551623>The world is flat! Ha! This'll show those damn Imperial round-worlders!
"Is the world rotating?" Abigail asks. "It looks like it's moving around the barrier.""No, not quite," Hemmelus says. "Look at that. You can see injury on the surface of the barrier."You glance down - and he's right. You can see the tip of the crack in the barrier. The white-gold glow forms a break in the purple light. On occasion, you see it pulse with energy. The white flash blinks at you like a lighthouse."The patch is rotating along with the landmass," Hemmelus says. "Therefore, Venia is in a fixed position - and the entire barrier is rotating. This lends credence to the idea, then, that the barrier is indeed analagous to a massive dynamo shell containing the Core of Chaos.""What's the water cycle?" Ila asks."Great pockets of Ice, holding large amounts of water mana, sit at the bottom of the ocean," Hemmelus says. "It was suspected that water leaving Venia was recaptured by these pockets, which then released it back into the ocean - a process that contributed to world currents and climate. Seems it looks to be true.""...it's beautiful," Blackwater says."Yeah," you say. "It kinda is."Abigail is at your side, then. She takes your arm, and pushes into your side. You wrap her close, and together, you watch the world you're desperately trying to save slowly shrink in the distance.You can feel the Island, now, as if something was lifted off your senses.It's waiting for you.--------------------TO BE CONTINUEDI'm not sure if I'll be up for it tomorrow night. Next thread probably Saturday.I gotta get to sleep. Later peeps.Thread's archived, twitter for updates, etc.
>>31551623Okay i expected this fully but stillWHAT THE FUCKDid erebus create this as an experiment?INB4 ITS TIME TO KILL GOD
>>31551668>I have to kill God!No, Erebus.You ARE the One True God.
>>31551666>>31550469asked earlier, but was it anything pastebin worthy
>>31551623>whitehorseusa>2 weeks ago>what if sun is conscious of itself and has a soul ? i believe it does, how can something unconscious give birth to something with consciousness (us) ? if she does not speak like us does not mean it is not aware of itselffucking youtubers
>>31551623>top centreISLE OF SEALED FIREMUST EXPLORE
>>31551703Nah nothing worth a whole pastebinRandom fighting and stuff
>>31551709Rule 2 of youtube is never read the comments.
>>31551573>Abigail puts a finger on her chin. "Probably, a little bit."I love you so much.
>>31551623>>31551666This makes me wonder if Venia was at one point a full planet.
>>31551734aww, no snappy one liners or Sandy's final SHADOW SHALL NEVER WIN speech as we CONSUME?
>>31551730Logi, I guess?
>>31551730Heh, oh yeah, that.That's actually Aurora. Remember how Adavan and Obis and Freja went for the Fire Key alone? The island was listed in old Kanian records as the "Island of Sealed Fire" because Logi hid something there after decimating the Aurorans - i.e., the key you needed.That was time frame after Hecate sealed herself, but before the annihilation event. A lot of bad shit went down then because the lesser elementals weren't around to stop it.
>>31551747Your waifu a shit.
>>31551779>Aurora damn thats far away, kind want to tell the Atlantians about it now>only to find the remains of a very large fish with a warning, "It knows what it did..."
>>31551779Will there be any Post main quest exploration after?wanna check out the wasteland the frozen hand Isle Imil, the dense forest near atlantis, and the area around vampira eldenvere too i guess
>>31551779we really need to explore the rest of Venia before this is all over, seems a waste there's so much we haven't seen
>>31551734please tell me we got to use hammer at least, not even the final smash attack just love the idea of Sandy and John fighting in the air DBZ style going sword and hammer at each other
>>31551779Why did 3 of the 4 keys to Hecate's prison just happen to end up in the hands of the appropriate higher elemental affiliated?who had them at sealing time?
Rolled 7>>31551605>"Umm..." Auriel cocks her head. "...artifical...grey-vit-ee? Does anyone know what gray-vit-ee is?"<Oh, I know that! It's in my skill tree! "Gravity Sphere"! I guess it's something round?>"...your what?"<Auriel, please. My skill tree. The map of all the things I know how to do.>"Shadow. That's just... Light, I can't."
How big would the USA be on the Venia map SM?
>>31551817eheeeeehhhhheeeeeeeeeeeeeehhhhhhhhhhOnce the main story is over, it's over.I will probably get around to a PDF if only because the completionist in me won't rest. But not for a bit, I think.g'night
>>31551818>>31551817I think what ever SM wanted to use that 1 for would have extended the quest a bit.
>>31551840they probably got claimed as war trophies by leaders as they defeated what was left of Hecate's armies>since giving the keys to her (not adavan) general seems right
>>31551854But i must see EVERYTHINGDO NOT DENY MEplsNight
>>31551773I'm so happy people liked my image enough to repost it, but I originally meant to scale it about 30% smaller to reduce spray tool artifacts.Should find my drawpad and make a proper version.
>>31551847thats so broken i love it, we reach the island and suddenly Shadow starts speaking while breaking the 4th wall and constant meta
>>31551781But anon.Their waifu in that post was clearly _ SM _
>>31551880>>31551847>Donovan: Don't worry, I've got this.>Shadow: Wait, that's capable of 30 damage, better let me handle that>D: Shadow, what are yo->S:Oh, or you could try adding a mana barrier to last longer, I think Fang had that written down on his sheet>D: Light, seriously stop. None of that makes any sense>S: And rolling....66 nice doubles>D Shadow why?
>>31551840Sun/Moon key was successfully hidden by Black Hand agents.Others were discovered and taken in the final days.Aeolus gave the Wind Key to the Goddavi family (flint's ancestors)Same with Raijin and Lightning to duke's ancestors.Logi flashed-flamed Aurora and then stored the key there as a final fuck-you to Leviathan. Note that Leviathan was typically the aggressor in their battles and killed a lot of Logi's land-dwelling worshipers before that.The elementomachy was a nasty, ugly blood feud. There were no winners, and no good men.>>31551850Venia is somewhat largish. USA would probably stretch from Kan-Abar to Port Vanta.I'm sure I've contradicted myself on travel times somewhere, somewhen. Take it as a relative scale that's somewhat flexible.
>>31551895>yes erebus yes
>>31551880>>31551932Shadow suddenly turning meta once we reach the isle would be quite hilarious.Now we just have to find a way to make it happen...
>>31551947Yea okay now I'll have to draw that. Tentacles, anyone?
>>31551945>There were no winners, and no good men.except Shadow and Flint and Auriel and Adavan i guess
>>31551945but why did the elemental affiliations just happen to match up?vanity?not even knowing what their significance was?only logi had the good sense to put them where no mortal could find it of course.
>>31551951You think it would be hilarious?THINK AGAIN
>>31551979the highers were probably so certain they'd win they didn't care other then Logi>>31551965>tentaclesdo you even shadow?>>31551998see, now I'm curious and that's never good
>>31551998WHAT DOES THAT MEANWHATDOESITMEEEAAAAAN?SHADURR MASTUUUHHHRRR!!!
>>31551998Is there anything else in the void, or was it just erebus in his cushy order neighborhood until that chaos family moved in down the street
>>31552044>Moved inNigguh erebus made them
>>31552044why do people alwaays ask questions whose answers are obviously "PLAY THE GODDAMN QUEST"
Wow Venia is pretty small then. I expected it to be Earth sized but I guess not.
>>31552058>>31552073okay let me rephrase that, is there anything left in the void besides erebus isle and venia or did erebus lock every scrap of everything in venia when it appeared/was created
>>31552110...how is that better?you are asking for obviously OOC knowledge about HERE BE DRAGONS mystery Void which no character has any knowledge of.
>>31552110dunno honestly but im guessing its >erebus lock every scrap of everything in venia when it appeared/was created
>>31552155ACTUALLY I TAKE THAT BACKTHERE WERE STARSMORE SUN=MORE PLANETs
>>31551998I get it.You're going to have shadow slowly turn robotic as we reach the Isle. And the Isle itself will react to our hybrid shards with hostility. And then you'll have THEM split from our body and start talking to our companions!
>>31552146>how is that better?because like >>31552185 said there are stars and a sun in the void so there could be more stuff>admittedly it is a bit OOC
>>31552199>SM has to type more dialogue when shadow wants to talk to people.....while a dozen shards all have different opinions and need to share them
>>31552226>a bitirrelevant backstory history you could figure out out from history books if you really wanted to is one thing.asking TELL US THE SECRETS OF THE VOID is ludicrously meta.>oh hey quick reply and recaptcha is BACK baby
>>31552375so i take it your opinion is also no there's nothing left. thanks anon
>>31552375Is it?YEEEEEEP. WE'RE BACK, BABY.
>thread over guys, sorry it couldn't be longer but we got dicked by the captcha problem>suddenly captcha is backGod fucking dammit.
>>31552735I'm kinda pissed we didn't go to Xile for Airship parts and EXP like we planned at the beginning of the thread.
>>31552845SM said on the twitter that doing anything time consuming was a bad idea with the core this unstable.
>>31552969It would take like 20min to swing by and eat some Airship parts.We know of at least one Airship almosgt entirely intact.
>>31552845>>31552969>>31550733> You could talk to people but significant side-quests are out of the question. Well, I guess they aren't really, but I don't think people are willing to risk total destruction for a trip to Xile.
>>31552395I know I'm over a half hour late with this one, but:>That's way too meta for SM to just tell us outright>OH I GUESS YOU THINK THERE'S NOTHING ELSE IN THE VOID EITHERNobody has ITT said "I don't think there's anything in the void besides what we already know exists."It's just too meta for you to expect a straight answer from SM.
>>31552199Everyone: Shadow? What's going on?Retribution: I'm not needed yetMaker: We should build upon the fresh ground that is here.Silence: Sneak Sneak SneakPeace: ...Breeze: So much space to fly, no skysever, so much freedom.Hammer: Lots of nails around here.Ardor: (Struggles to resits the urge to eat EVERYTHING)Resolve: It seams to easy now.Humanity: I want to make love to you Abby.
>>31554700>Forgetting the MC shard Judgement