Continued from Part II>>31650380----------https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1qzm3UUTrg----------<Find a shard, try to get something defensive! We need to keep him off us!>You use Suicide Squad!>mana: 77/90A dozen clones of Humanity appear around you. The graveyard is filled with the glow of dozens of white fires.Erebus slams right into them, still swinging. A chorus of explosions ignites the grass as he's driven backwards. The remaining fake Humanities swirl after him like angry ghosts. He fires magic into their midst, blasts of Darkness. One of them goes out, but the rest merely waver and continue forward, keeping him hemmed in.<Behind you, the shard!> Humanity shouts.You turn and dash off as fast as you can. In a moment, you're beyond the edge of the tombstones, over the fence, running through open grass.And then, you see it. It glimmers at you, a black crystal that looks as if it was shattered, and then cemented back together with white lava. Why didn't you notice it before? You dive forward.A blast of lava explodes around you. You barely get your limbs around the crystal. You tuck it inside, and curl into a ball, riding out the wave of burning pain.>you've taken 12 damage (60/81)>you've regenerated 2 HP (62/81)The lava subsides, and you're in the air. It feels like you're on the surface of the sun. You glance down.No, he wasn't quite that crazy - but you're floating inside the caldera of a volcano. You open your wings and barely manage to dodge another gout of lava. Your skin feels dry, tough - you can't regenerate as fast as you normally would.Erebus is behind you.>con't
You turn, and, instinctively, hold out your shard. It merges with your skin.Your wings flash white, burning with flickers of humanity. You accelerate. The air warps around you. Suddenly, you're a dozen yards away, and Erebus strikes only air.Another gout of lava erupts under you. You swing away to dodge it. You've got Breeze!<He's controlling this place. The air, the volcano!> Humanity shouts. <I can still feel shards, though. Some in the lava!>>try to get us a better battlefield>just find me more shards>attack Erebus directly>continue dodging, time is on your side
>>31655503>just find me more shards>continue dodging, time is on your sideTry to Earthforge a shield from the caldera.
>>31655503>try to get us a better battlefieldWe can't get any of the shards as they are now. We need a different battlefield.Also let's use Breeze and zip around like a lightningbolt so that that Chucklefuck Erebus can't fucking hit us.
>>31655503>try to get us a better battlefield>continue dodging, time is on your sideIf humanity can tell us where the shards are, we can grab them ourselves with all the extra speed from Fleet.We just need them to not be in fucking lava
>>31655503>try to get us a better battlefieldWe will kill ourselves against Fire if we aren't careful. We are extremely weak to it.>continue dodging, time is on your side
>>31655503When we find a Shard, Blink to it or as close as possible.
>>31655503>try to get us a better battlefieldCan't get the shards otherwise.
>>31655503>continue dodging, time is on your side>try to get us a better battlefield
>>31655503>try to get us a better battlefieldShard in lava? No thanks.Instead of changing the entire battlefield, just remove the lava instead and that'll let us get the shard.
>>31655503I kind of want to see what an Empowered Breeze Schattenkrieg is like.
>>31655503Fucking dump a shit ton of water into the volcano and make it ether erupt of fill with smoke.
>>31655503>try to get us a better battlefield>continue dodging, time is on your sideArmy of Darkness to throw him off, if necessary.
>>31655503>just find me more shards>attack Erebus directlyHit and run. This is why we got Breeze.
>>31655503>>try to get us a better battlefield>>attack Erebus directlyKeep him off-balance while Humanity is attempting to change the battlefield back to something manageable.If we're just content to dodge the whole time, he'll begin to focus on the shards themselves instead, which just makes Humanity's job twice as difficult.
rolling for Humanity to change the field of battleAlright, roll 1d100 to continue dodging
>>31655503>try to get us a better battlefield>continue dodging, time is on your sideFast Blink all over the place and pepper him with small magic like Shadow Assault, but focus mainly on the dodging.
>>31655639Yes, YES!He's going to make us ram into a fucking wall with his field control, but who gives a shit.
>>31655496Yo Sm I heard you like Greek dramaI guess you can say....... Shadow.... Got some Oedipusssy
Rolled 28>>31655669DO A BARREL ROLL
>>31655681>>31655690>>31655691At least we have Breeze now...
Rolled 11, 2, 34 = 47>>31655669DICE
Rolled 54>>31655668If we tries, then we start harassing him with Suicide Squad.
>>31655714oh god why
>>31655685CARLOS>>31655714sm plssacrifice virgins if you have toyou have a little sister, yes?
>>31655714God fucking dammit humanity.
>>31655714That's just fucking terrible.
>>31655714Humanity you worthless shit we should have kept Resolve
>>31655714Humanity: Ok, let's change the battlefield to a volcano!Shadow: Er...
Rolled 61>>31655714ain't no love
>>31655714At least you tried.
>>31655714This close to a critfail. Damn.
>>31655732>Sm's sister>A virgin>After presumably living under the same roof as Sm for any amount of time.
>>31655763It has just occurred to me that humanity rolling terribly here could actually change the battlefield to something worse...
Rolled 25>>31655763Transform into... bucket of water!
>>31655780Do you ever feel likeyou're sleeping on cake?
>>31655786>Erebus counter hacks HumanityOn a crit fail maybe.
>>31655835I did yesterday after I woke up from oxyfuntime.
Hey guys.Transform into an image of his sister.Psychological Warfare motherfucker.
>>31655788Shadow Twin powers...activate!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktUx57i63e0
<Try to change the battlefield, I'll keep dodging!><Alright!>Lava flares. Explosions like columns of swirling fire roar from the volcano. You tear off and away above the surface of the heat, trying to get above the caldera.You don't make progress. You rise slightly - and that gives you more time to react to the pillars of lava - but even with Breeze's speed, you aren't making progress.<Humanity, what's going on?!><This space is warped, it's not something you can get away from. It has boundaries!>A blast of lava explodes where you're headed, rather than behind you. You feel Humanity flare. The pillar is deflected away from you at an impossible angle.The air begins to shake. The mountain rumbles.<Humanity!><I'm trying! Distract him, or we're going to be in the middle of an eruption!><Where is he?><Below, near the lava!>And you see Erebus - he's coasting the flames, seemingly untouched even as you're virtually surrounded with fire.>try hit and run attacks>up close and personal with physical attacks>full-on Darkness Within>use a magical attack>some other strategy
>>31655896"You wouldn't hurt a little slut like me would you, Erebus?'
>>31655785SM being a siscon would explain much.
>>31655927Frostbite ourselves, to ward off the heat.
>>31655896>Implying Chaos didn't show her being raped and mutilated for a couple hundred years while they were fighting.
>>31655714I WARNED YOU ABOUT CHAOS, BRO.
>>31655927>use a magical attackBlink into his face and use Cone of Darkness.He won't expect it after the dodge.
>>31655927>use a magical attackFrostbite + the ambient heat flash boiling the ice could hurt and slow him down for a moment. Follow it up with Ray of Darkness maybe.
Rolled 19>>31655927>full-on Darkness Within
>>31655898What. Was that.. was that an ice unicycle.
>>31655927>try hit and run attacksWe've got to stay moving.
>>31655927SCHATTENKRIEG INTO THE LAVA
>>31655927Suicide Squad again.
>>31655927B-baka Erebus, m-maybe I could be your sister tonight ~uguu<3?>Captcha: John ntyprpo
>>31655896>Transform into El'lora>Roll to seduce
>>31655927>full-on Darkness Withinbreak his concentration, it'll give humanity time to do his thing.
>>31655927Schattenkrieg.Take advantage of the shard we have.
>>31655896This isn't going to work the way you think it is; he's convinced that we're the Chaos Entity's last-ditch effort to try and turn him from his duty. He said as much last thread.>Finally, he looks back at you. And disturbingly, his voice is unchanged, dead and flat. <Using my own memories against me. Chaos, I was dissapointed before, but this is truly your greatest effort yet. I applaud you. But I will win.>He's going to see that sort of attempted appeal as evidence that we're out of other options.Amusingly, the whole anti-Chaos war propaganda spiel he was given by his CO back in the day was making a big deal of how they kept trying to appeal to Chaos in all sorts of non-violent ways; gifts, emotional appeals, attempting to sway it with art and music, all to no avail.Erebus is fully intent on hardening himself to the point where he's no better than the Chaos Drones were.>>31655986Would prefer Dark Blizzard, since it's a better attack in general, but this seems like an interesting idea.
>>31655927FUCK HE'S LOOKING FOR A SHARD>>31655986This might work. He might be immune to Water Magic, though.
>>31656099Oh yeah.. he might be. Hmm.
Rolled 49, 94, 72 = 215>>31655986I like this idea. Roll 1d100Rolling for Humanity
Rolled 28>>31656173S-SM liked my i-idea!
>>31656183>>31656186>>31656191...Fuck. We need Maker or Resolve, ASAP.
Reminder that Erebus is right, Chaos is horrible, and you're all falling for its wiles. You'll see soon enough.
>>31656183>>31656186>>31656191...Just... god dammit.
>>31656183>>31656186>>31656191plbbbbb.At least humanity might have managed to get us out of the damn volcano.
>>31656183>>31656186>>31656191hmm.well, luckily you have creative battlefield usage points on your side
>>31656183>>31656186>>31656191If you rolled for fucking Schattenkrieg this wouldn't matter.USE THE DAMN SHARDS WE HAVE. OUR DICE HATE US
Rolled 61>>31656173I give up.
I find it very amusing that even after all this, some people actually think that the RNG is truly random.
>>31656215Maker would be good. So we have another way to alter the environment.
These dice are ridiculous.
>>31656253Confirmation bias at work, my friends.
>>31656237I told you once SM. The Dice Gods will drive your quest into the ground if you let them. ONLY YOU CAN STOP VOLCANO FIRES!>Smokey the Shadow Bear
>>31656253> some people actually think that the RNG is truly random.> RNG means RANDOM number generatorYes, I wonder why people would think that.It's not like it's RIGHT THERE IN THE NAME.
>>31656237I don't know how I should feel about you putting on the kiddy gloves. Or if creative ideas really are worth that much. But the dice seem hell-bent on fucking us, at least you want this fight to be climactic and awesome.
>>31656253That's because it is.Prove otherwise with data, not anecdotes.
>>31656253I have a mental image in my head of some mod sitting at his desk, with SQ open in one window and a program labeled "DICE CONTROL SYSTEM" in the other.
>>31656268Except that people have actually gone back through the archives and tallied the rolls. Lower rolls appear much more often than higher rolls.
>>31656278>implying a computer can come up with truly random numbers and isn't running off of a complex algorithm>implying the dice gods don't exist
>>31656304My sample of 3000 d100 rolls says otherwise.
We really need to rely on collecting and using our shards if our dice will continue to be like this.An Empowered shard is essentially an auto-succeed on rolls outside of rolling a nat 1.
>>31656304Small sample size etc, proves nothing.
>>31656287Well, my DC on magic typically falls to a low of 30 given neutral variables.All things considered, 28 is good enough. I can give you 2 points in your favor for trying to use the temperature difference to create an exploding ice bomb and then using ray of darkness not to damage him but push him down into the lava. That's a pretty good plan, in my opinion.
>>31656313> implying a computer can come up with truly random numbers and isn't running off of a complex algorithmThe implication is that the algorithm sucks and produces certain results much more than others.
>>31656253Many people believe the dice sentient.They haven't not given us believe it is so.
>>31656304where, what people, with what script, what's the distribution actually look like
>>31656331RAILROADCHOO CHOODM IGNORING RESULTS TO MOVE THE PLOT AS HE SEES FIT
>>31656332That's my point. See the guy I'm replying to? Saying a random number generator comes up with random numbers simply because it says it does? He is flat wrong.
>>31656331>SM counts all the factors that flashed through my head when it originally sprung to mind.Damn, thanks. I'll have to start tactical battleminding more often.
>>31656410He's always done that. People just tend not to use their imagination.
>>31656375Provide evidence. As far as I can tell, it works just fine. My default assumption is and should be that it does what it says it does.Give me evidence and I'll consider your claim.
>>31656364Honestly, if we come up with brilliant plans, dialogue, and are perfectly in character, but fuck up because of dice rolls and end up dying with the world/universe in flames, then I'll be pretty fucking unsatisfied as will everyone else who has ever partaken of Shadow Quest, and even SM.
Rolled 78>>31656433I'm guessing we can't Earthforge the lava onto Erebus? Or use Earthforge to part the lava and search for a shard?
>>31656444>give me evidence now... Ask anyone who has programed gambling machines/systems or has actually tried to make a computerized RNG.
>>31656446read his email field.
>you have regenerated 2 HP (64)You gather your mana and cast Frostbite.>mana: 69/90It's a challenge - there's little water in the air. But it only takes a little ice to crystallize to enact your plan.A flashpoint of steam explodes in the lava in front of Erebus. He opens his wings, struggling to right himself before he plunges into the lava.The ball of Shadow Magic gathered in front of you fires a Ray of Darkness at your opponent.>mana: 61/90The darkness strikes Erebus's back straight on. While you don't think it hurts him much - his aura flares to his defense - the force pushes him face-first into the lava.And then, the battlefield changes.It's freezing cold. Snow drifts down around you. The sky is an endless grey blanket of clouds. In the distance is a massive black fortress.The Frozen Hand.Erebus is down on the ground, stuck halfway in a snowbank, rather than lava. He's throwing heaps of it aside, struggling toward something.<That's a shard!> Humanity shouts.What do you do?>schattenkrieg Erebus>controlled approach, try to beat him to the shard>fire more magic as you approach>some other strategy>orders for Humanity
>>31656497No.You fucking shit head.I KNOW that a computer algorithm is not the dictionary definition of random. But it's close enough that humans can't tell the fucking difference.YOU are making the claim that it has a bias towards low rolls.So put up some fucking evidence you whiney cunt or sit down and shut your whore mouth.
>>31656545Blink to the shard and use Void Ring as we grab it.Have Humanity focus on finding another shard.
>>31656545>orders for HumanityCreate a tube we can slide down to grab the shard!>controlled approach, try to beat him to the shard>fire more magic as you approachAdamantize the earth in front of Erebus to slow him down.
>>31656545>schattenkrieg Erebus>orders for HumanityChange the field again. Underwater
>>31656545>schattenkrieg ErebusFollow it up immediatley with a Blink to the shard.Just blast him back and go.
>>31656545SHATTENKRIEG TO THE SHARD
>>31656545Schattenkrieg into the shard.Pocket it.Retreat to a safe distance and unpocket before merging.
>>31656545Fast Blink and Grab the Shard
>>31656545>controlled approach, try to beat him to the shardGetting the shard back before he reaches it is top priority. We can definitely shed some HP to do so.And since it's resonant, activate Breeze to help us get there first.
>>31656545>Controlled approach, Breeze for Speed, Dark Blizzard Erebus to keep his shit locked down.>Humanity keeps battlefield control
>>31656545>>controlled approach, try to beat him to the shard>orders for Humanitytry to find Peace or Resolve
>>31656545Have Humanity get Resolve.If Eclipse works on Erebus we'll have a much easier fight here.
>>31656545Schattenkrieg dig ourselves to the shard.
>>31656545>Blink onto shard
>>31656619This.Fast Blink to Shard, DB Erebus to lock him down.
>>31656545>Blink to the Shard.
>>31656545Does snow count as water for the purposes of Tidal Force?
>>31656545Should probably blink down so as not to waste any time.>>orders for HumanityAttempt to locate another shard while we're fighting Erebus over this one.If we've got twice as many bodies searching for them, we're going to locate twice as many. As long as Humanity is looking and Erebus isn't changing the battlefield around to hinder that search, all we need to do is fight him on equal footing for the shards Erebus locates himself.
>>31656545>controlled approach, try to beat him to the shardLeverage Breeze
>>31656545>controlled approach, try to beat him to the shard
>>31656630Too expensive, and there's no sun here.>>31656545Blink to shard, attempt to knock Erebus away by applying cone of darkness to his face
>>31656545Kindle a rock under the snow like a glowing shard, blink past it into the drift once Erebus goes for the fake
>>31656666>Tidal Force?Yes, but>>31656578This seems popular.
>>31656689Do... do you actually think that will work?
>>31656705Both of those were mine anyway.
>>31656705we can tidal force after we get the shard to distract him while we go for the next one
>>31656689that's fucking brilliantit will be a part of whatever plan you use to buy you time (I'll add a little bonus to the roll)Even if it just makes him pause for half a second it's worth it, right? And you'll just be heading down there anyway, so...
>>31656689>>31656732SM's Seal of Approval (TM).
>>31656732I don't know how to feel about you praising that, SM.Like, it's such a massively reetarded suggestion to me that it's inconceivable.But you think it's clever.I'm conflicted.
Are people ok with the idea of using TITANIC to fuck over Erebus if we can take control of the field and shift it to a really narrow location? Like the cave where we fought the Vog.
>>31656778Yeah I'm shocked too.But it's always nice to see him approving of resourceful plans. Like the Prince Obin Water Gem giving
>>31656712>>31656778Erebus is essentially a Dune mentat ++ at this point. It's not that it's a good distraction, it's that he has to process the data to ensure that it isn't relevant, no matter how small the chance. The idea was to give him useless data to deal with while we slip past, not actually trick him.
>>31656786>VogTHE VOG ARE THOSE THINGS THAT CHAOS WAS SHITTING OUT INITIALLY. REMEMBER? EREBUS CAUGHT ONE AND DISSECTED IT IN HIS SHIP!More evidence for him being the creator of Venia.
>>31656778how is it inconceivable when we're in a tsudo-reality that works on the rule of "i control the world, i say what can and can't work"
>>31656786Titanic would probably work against us in that kind of situation.We're playing evasion until we get back to our full power anyways.
>>31656778Maybe that just proves you should start thinking outside the box, and that this is supposed to be FUN, not necessarily WINNING. They're not the same thing Anon.
>>31656732So, uh, are we rolling or not?
>>31656819>Dump bag of rice in front of Erebus.>Compulsively has to calculate number of grains for 0.0000000000000000126 seconds.EREBUS CONFIRMED FOR TECHNOVAMPIRE!
>>31656824Huh, I never considered that. Vog don't have any mechanical bits, but the work exactly like how Chaos did.
>>31656778Why not? It's so simple, it's perfect. Everyone is distracted by a flicker of light, especially when they're looking for a flicker of light.Since technically I'm gauging the reactions of superhumans here, anything that makes the opponent have to go through the thought process of>a light that is similar to the object I am looking for!>wait, my senses tell me this is not what I'm looking foris worth the time.>>31656819there ya go--------------------------Alright, since suggestions have slowed, we will go with>kindle fake shard>Breeze Blink>Void RingRoll 1d100!
>>31656824we really need to pocket a colony of Vog and use them, like fill the airship we found in the void with them or something
Rolled 79>>31656865C'mon dice gods!
Rolled 11>>31656865'ERE WE GO LADS!
Rolled 61>>31656865Thanks, Obama,
Rolled 12>>31656865look mom I'm rolling
Rolled 64>>31656887What happened? That was a good roll!
>>31656839Depends. If he gains the field back while we are titanic he can fuck us back just as hard. Probably not worth the use of 5 exp. Would be better to use it on Erasure or Hypersonic.
Rolled 2, 4, 2 = 8>>31656865Oops. Rolling for Humanity.
>>31656939That was a pathetic attempt.
>>31656939For I second I thought that was a 3d100
>>31656939>3d5>not SMI almost shit myself. Almost.
>>31656962not SM dude
Rolled 93>>31656865I'm helping!
Rolled 49>>31656865>>31656939Nice, ruselord.
>>31656939I was waiting for a better chance but you ruined it by using his name when rolling! BLAARG.
Rolled 52>>31656919I was entreating them to grant me a good roll. >>31656939Thought Humanity fucked up big time for a second there.
>>31656880>>31656881>>31656887Bretty good, aside from anon's little mishap.>>31656893>>31656895>>31656904Eh. We got Breeze, we can handle it.>>31656905>>31656918>>31656944Also good.
>>31656939Oh come on. After that masterstroke with the barrier, I expected better things from you Ruselord.
>>31657000There's always time, my son.
>>31657028SM, are we healing Erebus every time we hit him with Shadow Magic?
>>31657055I doubt it, he sank all his points into reality altering techno hacks.
>you've regenerated 4 mana (65/90)You use Kindle.A tiny flicker blinks to life next to Erebus, a slight mockery of a shard, a black crystal glowing with light.You see him turn as the light falls on his face.And then you're in front of him. Your Void Ring activates.>mana: 53/90A circle of darkness forms around you. A cylinder of black light hums, then roars. The very air in the space captured by your magic seems to bend and twist under the pressure of the mana.Erebus struggles forward. His aura is being ripped off his skin - but it's regrowing almost as fast. He crawls another inch. Even if it isn't hurting him, he's pushed back by the force of the spell. <It will take more than that to stop me!>You grab the shard.It glows in your hand.Hammer.<I can feel another!> Humanity says. <He's starting to change the field again!>What do you do?>Hammer Time, hit him while he's down>run in the direction Humanity indicates, you have to keep momentum>stabilize the field of battle>Darkness Within>some other strategy
>>31656819>a Dune mentatA what?
>>31657131>run in the direction Humanity indicates, you have to keep momentumBlast Erebus away with Tidal Force.
>>31657139>2014>Not having read DuneDisgusting.
>>31657131keep dat momentum
>>31657131>run in the direction Humanity indicates, you have to keep momentumUse breeze to blast forward, Fast Blink to the next shard while using Tidal Surge to slam all the snow into his face.
>>31657131keep shard hunting
>>31657139Human computer.>>31657131>run in the direction Humanity indicates, you have to keep momentum
>>31657131>run in the direction Humanity indicates, you have to keep momentum.And brace for impact of whatever he's shifting the field to.
>>31657131>>run in the direction Humanity indicates, you have to keep momentum
>>31657139You haven't read Dune?git gudIIRC I believe that AI is banned/taboo in the Dune universe, so they have specialists known as Mentats do that job. They're basically humans raised to be supercomputers - forced into being mathematical savants through strict training.
Rolled 35>>31657131>Run in the direction Humanity indicates.>Have Humanity stabilize.
>>31657131>run in the direction Humanity indicates, you have to keep momentum>Multishade, have them swarm Erebus feigning another Suicide Squad and have a couple go in random directions.
>>31657204And Spice Exposure.
>>31657153I'm sorry anon, wikipedia says it's from 1965.I'm sorry I haven't read some shitty cult-classic novel from almost 50 years ago.
>>31657233It ain't cult classic. Try LOTR for sci fi.
>>31657131>>31657131Are debuff spells like erode and decay useless against him
>>31657233Watch the movie then. Holy shit son.
>>316572331/10 you tried
>>31657233>some shitty cult-classic novelNigga what.
>>31657204Pretty much exactly what Erebus is/was.>>31657233
>>31657233How the fuck did you find your way to /tg/?
Does Order Immateria mean we're immune to all non-magic attacks?Like, could we fly into a mundane star now? Or tank an infinite number of those missiles from the spaceship?
Rolled 70, 62, 97 = 229>>31657131Roll to keep momentum and distract Erebus with Tidal Force!Rolling for Humanity
Rolled 80>>31657326I'm not helping!
>>31657305Should you will it they would simply pass through you.Gravitational force from the star would crush you, though.
Rolled 24>>31657333>>31657335>>31657339...well, at least we have Blink.>>31657345>>31657347>>31657356NICE! Also, dude, what is it with deleting rolls?
Rolled 40>>31657326I does it
>>31657305Yes.>Set an anchor near enemy we want dead>Fly into a star>Teleport back to anchor>STAR PUNCH the enemy in teh face
>>31657362SM, how much of a bonus do Resonant shards give us? Equal to an Empowered shard, or slightly higher?
>>31657363I don't see deleted posts here and the thread is auto-updating...
>>31657362So we can walk through walls now?
>>31657339>deleted post... You know SM fucks us over for that right?
>>31657362>>31657382Or not. Sad days.>teh >god damn it, fuck me
>>31657382wouldn't the resulting heat and radiation from the star be enough to kill everything near wherever we opened the portal, and would the gravity affect things on the other side of the portal?
>>31657403Really? That's odd. I'm getting these two:>>31657339>>31657345>>31657412Cool. So we're not completely fucked.
>>31657425no he doesn't, otherwise trolling would be incredibly rampant.
>>31657425He doesn't. He just shakes his head disapprovingly.
>>31657425no he doesnt, cause then assholes would do it on purpose.
>>31657442>>31657445>>31657450I must be wrong in thinking he did it before then. Still though...
>>31657442When he notices he just expresses disappointment.
>>31657470I think he did the very first time it happened, and then everyone pointed out the potential for abuse.
>you've regenerated 4 mana (57/90)You use Tidal Force.>mana: 47/90As you dash into the distance, the snow behind you rises into a tidal wave of water.And then he's right next to you, untouched. He blinked through the wave!You both Blink ahead in the field of snow. It's a race of reactions. You both kick up clouds of white as you leap across the snowbanks.It's Peace.You reach the shard at the same time.You grab it. Erebus grabs it. You struggle and tug, rolling through the snow in a confused tangle.<Give up, Shadow! You cannot defeat me!> His arm almost catches you across the head. You grow and deflect it.<Shut the hell up!>What do you do?>Darkness Within>Hammer>Cone of Destruction>some other strategy
>>31657555>some other strategyDebuff earth magic
>>31657555>Darkness WithinFine, I will vote for it. You really seem to want us to use it.
>>31657555Decay lowers strength, right? Max power.
>>31657555>Hammer. Either he dodges or we hit him.Inb4 he grabs Hammer from us.Also, why is he as fast as us when we have Breeze backing us up?
>>31657555>HammerWe're warded against the interference that happened last time, and it's our strongest attack at this range.
>>31657572This maybe buff ourselves too.
>>31657555Pocket the shard.What's he gonna do, reach into the nether and take it out?
>>31657555SM please don't forget our mana regen.
>>31657592Don't feel pressured, I'm just suggesting your best overall attacks because I figure they'll be popular default options.
>>31657592he doesn't put the best options in greentextit's there for being a bad option
>>31657621Yea, seriously this questionHe obviously doesn't have his own breeze, considering our entire purpose for existing was to bring all the shards back to himSo how is he as fast as us
>>31657659He's Blinking with us, not flying. Duh.
>>31657659This isn't a foot race, we're blinking.
>>31657659It's his mindscape, we're just grabbing enough control to put us on even ground.
>>31657676>>31657679>You both Blink ahead in the field of snow. It's a race of reactions. You both kick up clouds of white as you leap across the snowbanks.This implies physical movement.>>31657703Okay, that makes sense.
Rolled 82>>31657555gimmie sum dat hammer
Can we buy The Call? It's 7 XP and we can mentally call for back-up.
>>31657555>HammerHopefully Humanity's roll was to prevent Erebus from stealing it.
>>31657729I believe Erebus would totally fuck up anyone we called for backup. This is some next level shit
>>31657729>Erebus's Reaction: "Call the police, I don't give a fuck"
>>31657629You cheeky bastard. I won't even make you roll for that oneWhat about after that?>debuff Erebus>buff self>Hammer time>DW>some other strategy
>>31657703Plus, as SM said, this is a battle between super humans. We had to take time to use tidal force. Giving him the edge with his first blink.
>>31657767>debuff Erebus>Hammer timeSTOP. HAMMER TIME.
>>31657767>my my my music hits me, so hard>makes me say oh my lord
>>31657767Seriously?Okay then.>HAMMER TIME>have Humanity locate another shard
>>31657767>debuff ErebusHahaha holy shit. Can we scream fuck you too? That is great.
>>31657767>debuff Erebus>HAMMERDAS BOOT
>>31657767>debuff Erebus>Hammer time
>>31657767>You cheeky bastard.And this coming from the man who made Erebus a future space-Jew!>some other strategy>Adamantize self>Form bell to envelop Erebus so he can't Blink out>SUICIDE SQUAD INSIDE OF US
>>31657767> debuff> Hammer timeAlso I really want to talk shit, but I can't think of anything.
>>31657833> so he can't Blink outhe can have his own teleport anchor, bro
I hope he doesn't have OI+Vigil. Immunity to everything we have.
>>31657833I have no suitable gif for this plan.
>>31657833>Adamantize self>Form bell to envelop Erebus so he can't Blink out>SUICIDE SQUAD INSIDE OF USKeep that in mind for some other point during the battle.I'm just going to do Hammer, because while debuffing him first would increase damage it's not worth incurring the DC penalty of holding him still while you hammer him in the face.roll 1d100 for HAMMER
Rolled 94>>31657889oh lord
Rolled 49>>31657856Takes a turn to open. He'll be swarmed by SS before he escapes.>>31657889
Rolled 94>>31657889If I get a hundred, I will offer IlaXAbbyXShadow in tribute.
>>31657907>>31657910we did okay with hammer for once
>>31657907>>31657910Average to Mid-High is good!
>>31657851>Scream "MY GIRLFRIEND COULD BEAT YOU UP WITH ONE HAND"
Rolled 17>>31657889my cock is so hard right now
>>31657767>debuff ErebusThere was 3 right?Physical - Erode?Magic - Decay?Anybody remembers?
Rolled 87>>31657904>>31657907>>31657910Yay-->>31657912>>31657914>>31657932>>31657934OH COME ON
>>31657945Errode, Corrode and DecayDefense, Attack and Magic
Rolled 42>>31657889>Keep that in mind for some other point during the battle.It'd cost 15 mana.
>>31657889Hey, SM? About our opening Suicide Squad. Shouldn't Oneness decrease the mana cost by at least one, making our current mana 48+ instead of 47?
>>31658006Oneness would decrease it by 3
>>316580172, if it's rounded down, but yeah.
>>31658006I counted it as a physical shadow ability, in the line of shade, multishade, and army of darkness. This is not effected by oneness.---------------------->you've regenerated 4 mana (51/90)You Pocket the shard. It vanishes from both your grips, safe and secure.>mana: 50/90<HAMMER!>Your weapon hums in one hand. The front of your body is half melted into limbs and shadow, wresting with Erebus. He struggles to get away, but you manage to hold him steady.Violet lines of light trace a cube around Erebus. Part of it envelopes your arms. Small sacrifice for this strike.<You made a sword!> you shout. The air begins to shake. <All it can do is kill! But I made a hammer, because I'm going to rebuild this broken world!>You slam your weapon home.The arms caught in the blast are ripped off your body. The cube of compressed space-time implodes, then explodes. The space containing Erebus is flattened to the size of a dime. You're sent barreling backward. You slam into an icy snowbank.Erebus is a puddle of Ink, but he's still moving.The space begins to warp.<Shadow, he's weak!> Humanity shouts.What do you do?>have Humanity maintain the battlefield. Try to land a finishing blow - otherwise he'll just keep coming back.>Have Humanity continue to look for shards; deal with the field as best you can while Erebus recovers>some other strategy
>>3165807320% of 13 is 2.6, which rounds up to 313-3=10
>>31658087>FUCKING CONSUME.>Have Humanity stabilize battlefield
>>31658087can we consume him/ourself?
>>31658087>have Humanity maintain the battlefield. Try to land a finishing blow - otherwise he'll just keep coming back.Hammer him again.>I counted it as a physical shadow ability, in the line of shade, multishade, and army of darkness. This is not effected by oneness.Oh, okay.
>>31658087FIND ARDOR AND CONSUME EREBUS
>>31658087>have Humanity maintain the battlefield. Try to land a finishing blow - otherwise he'll just keep coming back.
>>31658087SPIN THAT NIGGA LIKE A DYNAMOTRY TO COMPRESS HIM INTO A SHARD
>>31658087>have Humanity maintain the battlefield. Try to land a finishing blow - otherwise he'll just keep coming back.Darkness Within + HammerPull a Temerity on this fucker.
>>31658087>>Have Humanity continue to look for shards; deal with the field as best you can while Erebus recoverslike hell i trust this. too easy.
>>31658087Assuming CONSUME is viable, then CONSUME
>>31658087use this opportunity to unpocket the shard and take it within ourselvesand>Have Humanity continue to look for shards; deal with the field as best you can while Erebus recovers
>>31658148Is... Is that how it works?
>>31658087>Have Humanity continue to look for shards; deal with the field as best you can while Erebus recoversArdor or Resolve.
>>31658087>I eated the order berriesCONSUME
Rolled 54>>31658087>All it can do is kill! But I made a hammer, because I'm going to rebuild this broken world!So cheesey it hurts
>>31658087>>Have Humanity continue to look for shards; deal with the field as best you can while Erebus recovers
>>31658170Sorry. I winced when I wrote it, too.The imploding space thingy made up for it right? Right?
>>31658162Yeah, don't forget to merge Peace back into us.>>31658170It's Shadow. What were you expecting?
>>31658087>>31658162This.SUBSUME shard before he gets back up.
>>31658087>some other strategy Let's mind fuck him
>>31658087> ConsumeWe hunger
Vote 1:>strike the decisive blow. Hammer+Darkness WithinVote 2:>continue seeking shards
>>31658163Anon that is literally the foundation of Shadow ScienceIf it exists thenIt fucking spins
>>31658087Take the shard back out and integrate it while he's down, at the very least.I don't really want to leave that thing in the Nether any longer than is absolutely necessary, even if it is technically in an area that's mostly cut off from the swirling chaos energy.>>31658170In a kind of fun way.
>>31658207you mean>buy Insanityor no wait.>mind read Erebus>read the override passwords / codes to VigilThere was a safety override code for the sensory uplink back on Venia, but maybe that was a one time thing and these don't actually exist here in Vigil.
>>31658219Have Humanity keep an eye on him. If he shows a sign of recovering, Blink back and Hammer his ass back down.
Rolled 33>>31658193Only if you promise to edit that line out or revise it for the book, SM-sama.
>>31658256This. Earthforge a sphere of rock around him.
The password to the palace we blew up was "El'lora", wasn't it.
I wonder what would've happened if we had sided with the Dragon of Shadow back in the first thread?Would the programming / 'mandate' have proceeded exactly as planned?we'd still have choices though, wouldn't we? would they be different?
>>31658245I subtracted an extra mana just now and added it back in.>>31658224I'm fascinated by the quirks of rotational kinetic energy.
>>31658281Wouldn't surprise me.
>>31658245>Where our pocket's space is located is where Erebus stuffed the Elemental Lords>They keep wondering who the fuck keeps stuffing airships in it
>>31658249Oh shit if forgot about that For is to do it quickly he'd have to be unconscious though
>>31658275Nah that'll come up, I just decided that there's no way anyone here would be stupid enough to try to consume him before making ABSOLUTELY SURE he was down
>>31658331...could we Pocket him?
Okay, roll 1d100
>>31658331>No way anyone here would be stupid enough to try to consume him before making ABSOLUTELY SURE he was downYou sure? I bet twelve Mudas that somebody will.
>>31658350that is almost as likely to fail as CONSUME.
>>31658361>>31658365>>31658378>>31658380DAMNIT. Literally one second off.
Rolled 13>>31658410Email field, anon.>>31658351
Rolled 99>>31658361>>31658365>>31658378Great. Can we roll for a Humanity save?
>>31658442Never change dice
>>31658442How many 99s have we had tonight?
>>31658442Fucking FUCK FUCKER whyyyyyyyyy
>>31658442Like oil we lose our best rolls when we waste them. We ain't gonna get no more dinosaur-dice once we run out!
<Where's the next shard?><Behind you, farther out!><Alright!> You swivel, and leap forward.<A little to the right. Ok, straight! And...left slightly - straight! Straight! Go, straight ahead!>And then you see it, a glimmer of black and white.You feel something swim underneath you.You slam into a wall, and through it.>you've taken You're inside a building. It's of odd construction. Nothing you've ever seen before. The paint on the walls practically shines. <...where's the shard?><Below us!>You look down. It's just the floor. You drive your arms down and rip it up. Carpet fiber and wood is no match for you. It goes flying backwards. The shard shines in the space beneath the floorboards.<BEHIND YOU!> Humanity shouts.Roll 1d100 to react!
Rolled 79>>31658502BREEZE BREEZE BREEZE
>>31658506>>31658515>>31658517...maybe?Also, have we rolled any 100s yet? I've already forgotten.
Rolled 48>>31658519So fucking glad I was late to roll.
>>31658539NONE. We've had like 4-5 99s though.
>>31658502SM, have we merged with Peace yet?
>>31658502>>you've takenIs that meant to be a 0 damage because of OI?
Holy fuck, I just noticed a thing. A really, really funny thing.>El'loraYou hear footsteps. You turn. El'lora is there, climbing up the steps. Your sister is young, just 9 years old. Her hair is a yellow-brown blonde. She wears bright contacts to color her eyes gold."Hey Erebus.""Hey Lory.">Jen Fang's Diary>Zek'ata is nearly at nine months. I still can't believe the humanization worked. I love her so much...the woman who will bear my child.>If it's a boy, we've both agreed to Jonathan. If a girl, I want Laura, but she wants Abigail. I think that's a name for old witches, but she's really twisting my arm about it.We were literally one stubborn baby-naming decision away from calling Abigail "Lory" also. (Instead of Abby, naturally.)If Chaos really is responsible for this, it's got a sense of humor.
>you regenerate 4 mana (53/90)You leap into the air, twisting.An arc of Void Bombs explodes underneath you. Most of the house is vaporized. They bombs blast through the other side, erasing it completely, and then detonate their way down the rest of the block, imploding away sections of concrete and asphalt.A good hunk of your leg is gone, but you're in one piece.>you've taken 8 damage (56/81)>you've regenerated 4 HP (60/81)You start to regrow your leg in midair. You're halfway back to the ground. Erebus is there, coming in with a fist and an arm morphed into a serrated blade.You:>dodge>counter>cone of destruction>some other strategy------------>>31658575No damage from that, I was writing it and then realized you had OI. But I forgot that bit there when I posted.
>>31658646Blink past him down to the Shard. Grab it and GTFO.
Rolled 55>>31658646CROSS COUNTAHHAMMER VS BLADE
>>31658646>counterTake the hit, hit him harder.
>>31658673This. He won't expect it.
>>31658687Uh, yes he will. He's seen all of our memories and all of our tricks.
>>31658672>CROSS COUNTAHIt worked in MGNQ, it will work here.
>>31658669Can we even see the Shard?
>>31658646>>some other strategyTime for the suicide squad self-detonation?
>>31658646Dark Wave him away.
Vote 1:>blink toward shard to dodgeVote 2:>Hammer counterVote 3:>Dark Wave
>>31658807Guys, Hammer is SLOW. Using it on Erebus in midair where he can easily dodge is a bad, bad idea.
>>31658892That's why we gotta bait him into hitting us first. Then dodge it last second and them HAMMER IN THE GRILL PIECE. CROSS COUNTAH.
>>31658807cutting off votes
>>31658914And what has been said about complicated plans?
>>31658925It all hinges on dodging.
Close.Roll 1d100 to dodge
Guys we are in terms of abilities we are basically fighting ourself.Can anybody remember any battles when we got rekt by the enemay?Time to take those strategies what are our weaknesses? Other than Rainbows... We tried and it almost worked.
Rolled 40>>31658935>>31658935Repeat offer let us get 100
>>31658940>>31658941>>31658948Fuck. I'm guessing we can't use Breeze here, either.
>>31658940GOOD>>31658941>>31658948NOT GOODWE HAVE PEACE THOUGH RIGHT?
>>31658972Silence spammed Suicide Squad and it fucked us up every time.
>>31658985We should be able toshould lower the DC to the 20s
You Blink down below the floor. Erebus blinks with you, almost simultaneously.His sword arm rips through your center. His punch catches you in the chest, ripping you off the sword. You're blasted down into the concrete foundation.Magic forms in front of him - another massive Void Bomb. It's about to fire.What do you do?>strategy
>>31659026>>31658935SM, can you confirm whether Breeze would apply here?
>>31659038>HP: 58/81>Mana: 57/90>>31659044Resonant shards are always on when applicable. It was applicable, but Erebus predicted what you would do.HE'S LEARNING
>>31659038Simultaneously Blink and use Shade to make it look like we're charging at him when we're really off somewhere else.
>>31659038Breeze the fuck outta there
>>31659058420 night blaze, and follow close with Shattenkrieg
>>31659038CROSS COUNTAH. AGAIN.
>>31659058>>31659064Thesein that order
>>31659038This >>31659074If not, then Erasure.
>>31659086>It's about to fire.We don't have Resolve, and there's no time left to cast a spell.
>>31659058Nightblaze doesn't affect Shadow Magic.
Vote 1:>blaze itVote 2:>breeze it
Void ring when they hit to cancel out the Void bomb?
>>31659167>>31659155>>31659184We don;t have him yet.Hammer, and Breeze
>>31659142Which spell is more effect DecimateOr 420?
>>31659155>>31659167>>31659184Hey, finally the best third option that no one suggested until the vote. da fuck?Whatever, vote overridden in favor of that.>>31659199see>>31658301
>>31659199Yes, we do. We Pocketed Peace.
>>31659212Pretty sure I suggested that earlier
Oh, Roll 1d100
>>31659212What? A lot of people were asking if we could use Peace yet before the vote.
>>31659213>>31659212I thought it didn't count since we hadn't absorbed him, just pocketed him.
Rolled 17>>31659236I can feel the rolls overtaking me
Rolled 50>>31659270>>31659268well between these two we have 100. We got that goin for us.
based Isobro saves the day again.
>>31659302He'll always be Isolation to me.
Rolled 71>>31659305>>31659306exactly. We gave 110%. We literally gave more than our all. I can dream alright? Also I really fucked up the math on that. Don't tell anyone.
>>31659305>>31659306That means even more power
From the paste bin :>Decimate - Interrupts target spell. Greatly reduces caster's physical attack, physical defense, and magical defense for 3-5 turns. Doubles the chance of inflicting ailments on caster for 2 turns. (30 mana)Did we purchase this?
>>31659236Be sure to reach behind us and grab the Shard.We can do that, right?
Rolled 59>>31659336I...Think so.
>>31659336I don't know, anon. See for yourself.
>>31659336It looks good at first, but I'm willing to bet it's got less power behind it than Nightblaze does, on top of costing nearly 4x as much.And look at the skill tree. It's red and some of the abilities that lead to it aren't even revealed yet. What do you think?
>>31659354>>31659361Thanks haven't seen the Skill tree in 93 years
<PEACE! NOW!>A shield of dark crystal ribbed in white fire appears in front of you.The Void Bomb is unleashed. Peace curls about your front side, cocooning you from the storm of Order. You snatch the shard lying in the foundation next to you.It's Retribution.When the dust finally clears, you're lying on your back, resting on a tiny pedestal of dirt and cement that teeters over an abyss. The rest of the ground has been hollowed out by the rain of implosions. It crumbles under you, and you fall into the pit.The world shivers beneath you, and you feel something change. You're not just falling anymore. You're getting pulled downward. It feels hot. The volcano again?Up above you floats Erebus. He's blasted off with tremendous power - but he's not getting very far, very quickly. His backside glows purple.You look back.Erebus was lit up because you're at the edge of a massive red sun so large that it takes up the entire sky behind you, up and down, as far as you can see.<Shadow!> Humanity shouts. <Get us out of here, now!!>--------------------TO BE CONTINUEDI want to keep going but I got a serious headache. I hope this is just a cold and not flu.I'm off tomorrow so I'll probably continue tomorrow night.Later dudes.
Rolled 71>>31659454Later man. Feel better.
>>316594544/10 shards. Nice.Thanks for the thread, SM! Get well soon!
Rolled 88>>31659454Thanks for running SM!
>>31659454>We're about to get dumped into a starDid you do this specifically because I asked if OI would let us survive a star or did you have it planned?
>>31659454GGAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHthanks for running, luv you SM
>>31659454>my face after Shadow Quest 120
>>31659487Gravitational well was planned. After debating between a star and a black hole I decided that a star would be easier to describe from Shadow's perspective, and a bit more visually dramatic.
>>31659454G'night, SM. >>31658630Still curious about how intentional this was, though.
>>31659454Yarr thanks for the booty captain
>>31659512"Revised more than any document in Shadow Quest"He probably stuck it in to mess with us after all the romance started.
>>31659454haha if there was ever a time for hypersonic
>>31659505in space, no one can hear you TITANIC
>>31658630>Jonathan>John>John NyxAHHHH AHHHH AHHHHHHHH
>>31659505How does it feel, to have introduced the Shards mechanic spontaneously and now integrated it into the plot and a multi stage quasi-final)?) boss battle?
>>31659505SM, do you mind if I use Ila for a fic?
>>31659487>not if we Snuff the star first
If there's anything I've taken away from this fight, it's that Void Bomb is really fuckin powerful and I wish we had the chance to spam it more.
>>31659574Eh. This one's a mite bigger than the one in the Archonium.
Rolled 47Rolling for SMs disease Resistance.
>>31659548Pretty cool, actually.>>31659558As long as you don't charge money for the use of my characters you can do whatever the hell you want with them. Share and Share Alike
>>31659454Did Peace get us mana from that? Because Peace's whole thing was that it absorbs the hit and gets mana.
EAT ITI WANT TO EAT IT IT'S SO BIGCONSUME
>>31659603sure, if it's chaotic in naturevoid bomb is very much an order spell>>31659596...I dunno...
>>31659601Which shard would we use to boost our shadow attacks? Silence?
>>31659601>As long as you don't charge moneyHa, no. I'd get laughed off the Internet if I even thought about it.Besides that, does Tree Gift grant access to border Shadow Magic spells like Reinforce and Heartstone?
>>31659628You have Passives right?+20 for meds+10 for strong Constitution +30 for tenderlovingcare
>>31659618EXP burn a sun? I love it.
>>31659632Physical Shadow Attacks? I've actually never considered that because you guys never really needed them. Kinda a redundant think after you got Shiva all that time ago.I suppose it would be Silence, yes.>>31659634I feel generous. Border spells would be gifted no matter which element was chosen. Remind me of that if I forget, I just closed all my notes and I don't feel like opening them all back up.>>31659667>spoilerJeeze, I need a girlfriendnight
>>31659603...it was?shit I don't remember that at all, why don't i remember.it's not on the character sheet either?>>31659632>shard would we use to boost our shadow attackswell that's...uh...oh, huh. that is kind of a gap there. they're not Physical Attacks are they.
>>31659717>I feel generous. Border spells would be gifted no matter which element was chosen. Remind me of that if I forget, I just closed all my notes and I don't feel like opening them all back up.Hm, okay. I think I'll wait for you to reveal Ila's character sheet, though.>Jeeze, I need a girlfriendI thought you were married?
>>31659717I can be your girlfriend.I'm really good at tucking.
>>31659717>Physical Shadow Attacks? I've actually never considered that because you guys never really needed them. Kinda a redundant think after you got Shiva all that time ago.I figure that now that we have Pure Darkness, we could use physical shadow attacks to hold people in place as we go in for the hammer / big spell / other thing that would benefit from the target being held down.
>>31659744>Wifes>Good at tender loving careI bet you think wives have pussies as well.
>>31659723I wonder if it would count. A sun being part of natural space while CF acts only on chaotic spells. Erebus is creating this field using order, so is the sun part of natural space or some fire spell he is using from his reality altering Vigil console hacks.
>>31659717>I feel generous. Border spells would be gifted no matter which element was chosen. Remind me of that if I forget, I just closed all my notes and I don't feel like opening them all back up.Adding to my bookmark collection of posts that I will probably have to reference for internet arguments.Would that include things that border non-magic trees? Things like Suicide Squad?
What does Conversion Factor do now that our shards are at perma-resonant?
>>31659799yeah, was wondering that myself
>>31659799>>31659817It's obsolete, just like Vaporal.
>>31659799Well, it instantly absorbs incoming Chaotic energy, and we still need to roll for Peace, so I guess it would be a perfect shield.
>>31659773>wife = woman>woman = pussyI don't really follow your logic.
>>31659799Maybe it heals us? And gives us the equivalent amount of mana that was put into the spell?
>>31659799>maybe passive magic absorb
Who do you speculate will be the final final boss after old Erebus?Dave with Hyperion Logi Aeolus and Raijin each trapped in a different maw being chewed eternally as power sources we must eliminate one by one?
>>31659903I think this is the final boss. The rest are just post-game quests.
>>31659903That would be absolutely horrifying.
I want to see Shadow GATTAI with Flint for yin yang power bullshit.
>>31659540The baby in the Archonium was also named Laura.
Does anyone have any ideas how to deal with the red sun?>Erasure>Snuff>Conversion Factor>AdamantizeOr we can Breeze Supersonic after Erebus and suplex him into the gravity well.
>>31659975>S: INTERDIMENSIONAL ABBY SMASH>D: I'VE GOT THE BEST WIFE IN VENIA PUNCH
>>31660019Blink away? It's a motherfucking sight-range teleport.
>>31660026Yeah, but the maximum range is 250 meters. We can use it to buy time while Humanity moves us somewhere else, I guess.Or use Hypersonic.
>>31659903The big future conflicts are almost definitely going to be something Core-related, yeah.It's not like there's any shortage of possibilities, either.DaveCorrupted Greater ElementalsAvatar Redux: This Time It's Been Foreshadowed So Please Leave Me Alone EditionThrowback Chaos Drone SwarmsSomehow establishing Shadow's link to the UUEG strongly enough that we're capable of interacting with the otherwise-intangible Chaos Entity directly so we can legitimately fight the Very Super Actual Seriously Final Secret New Game + Real End Boss.
>>31660033Sorry, the maximum range is 400 meters.
>>31660033We have Blink and Fast Blink. We can use both of them without cooldown to get the hell away from the star and just keep dodging while Humanity changes the field.
>>31660071><Shadow!> Humanity shouts. <Get us out of here, now!!>This may imply that Humanity can't change the battlefield this time. Hopefully not, though.
>>31660042>spoilerand kill magic from the universe?
>>31660121We wouldn't be destroying the UUEG, we would be defeating it's controller, the extradimensional entity termed "chaos".Maybe in doing so, we would CONSUME it's connection in full, and take it's place as the directing mind.
>>31660121This is one of those things we can't possibly know until we look into it further.If the energy from the UUEG is generated by the Chaos Entity, then yes, somehow killing the Chaos Entity gets rid of magic and then also kills off Order somehow as well via Mysterious Reciprocal Balance Action.But if the Chaos Entity just happens to live in the same plane that's full of the energy 'chaos', if you kill the Entity, all that happens is that there's no Zalgo-text spacemonster trying to fuck everything up all the time and Magic sticks around unimpeded.I'm really, really hoping that the latter is the reality of the situation, because otherwise it implies that either the Chaos Entity is ALSO responsible for the generation of Order, because the natures of the two energies are tied to one another or there's probably a LUEG Order-Spacemonster out there as well somewhere, and it just hasn't concerned itself with the Material Plane just yet.
I'm fucking calling it now.Chaos entity is Erebus himself, somehow having taken control of the UUEG with the help of time / dimension travel and he's doing all this because he has to complete the loop or it breaks history and humanity never ascends or some shit.
>>31659975>>31660020we could totally buy 'The Call' with which to call Abby & Ila to our aide, this will probably cause the others to follow.....
>>31660246the chaos entity is something pushing into our universe. by pushing itself into the material plane, it makes it possible for its opposite energy to also enter it, was what it said pretty sure.the entity being alive and in this universe, or having its finger here, is synonymous with chaos being here. remove it/kill it and no more. then the end of its opposite number too.Their natures may be so fundamentally different that Order naturally does not propagate itself as a living being/collective, it is easily controlled. So it doesn't form life on its own.
>>31660292>Use The Call>Everyone rushes in>They just see Shadow standing there twitching in the purple room as purple lightning flashes around and our shards float in a circle.Remember that this is a mental dreamscape mumbo whatits something.Abby could probably dreamwalk her way in, but that sounds like a good way for her to get rekt. The owner of a dream is already stupid powerful even when they're not Erebus.
FUCKING FUCK.VIGIL HAS THE POWER TO ERASE VENIA IN ONE BLAST, EASILY.IT SHOULD HAVE MORE THAN ENOUGH POWER TO CHRONOMANCY THE LEAKS WHILE WE FIX IT.ONLY A WEEK MY ASS, EREBUS. FUCK YOU.
>>31660370Would we even be able to do that without causing proportionally more damage to the core while we try and fix it?
>>31660383Order doesn't propagate more Chaos because it is not Chaos.
>>31660370>CHRONOMANCYchronomancy is magic. magic increases the instability of the core
>>31660408Chaos increases the instability of the core. We can power Chronomancy with Order instead.
>>31660404We don't really know -what- chronomancy is, aside from a massive power drain.Erebus did use it, but if it was an option in fixing the core, then the computer would probably have listed it.If it doesn't damage the core, then my guess would be the power required would make the actual repairing impossible or so difficult that it negates the time advantage.
I just realized that nobody brought up how the Elemental Lords all having names that (mostly) relate to Greek gods points even more towards Erebus shaping Venia.
>>31660569It wouldn't matter even if we did. Erebus is too set in his beliefs to change.
>>31660020somewhere in alternate anime /tg/...> F: Gattai da Aibo!> S: <Hai>Anime Shadow flies into the air. Anime Flint grows angel wings and flies while inexplicably becoming naked. Expensive animated sequence of Shadow breaking down into modular pieces corresponding to each of his shards. Each of these pieces become a portion of armor that slides onto Flint's body. You can hear decompression as each pieces connecting with a flash of light. Hundun! Chisou! Heavenly Balanced Gattai! Shadowman Knightto!