Continued from the previous thread:>>31665144---------------->regen 4 hp (31/81)You use Suicide Squad!An army of explosive shades burst out from your form - some of them your duplicates, others clones of humanity. They fly across the field like a living minefield.You leap forward into the mix, determined to keep Erebus busy so Humanity can keep this field intact.<ENOUGH.>A wave of inverted light radiates out from Erebus. As it strikes your shades, they vanish, dissipating into vapor. He charges straight at you after unleashing his power, hitting you straight on. You fly backwards, rolling through the dirt.>you've taken 3 damage (28/81)<You've showed me that move before, Shadow. One time too many.>The field shifts under you.When you stand again, you're on a featureless white plane - right back where you started. Only Erebus, standing a few dozen feet away, gives you the sense that you're standing on something flat. His aura flickers - but not as fiercely as when this battle first began.<You have your shards,> he says. <So no more tricks. I'm going to rip you into your component pieces.>He starts forward. A magical spell charges in his right hand.What do you do?>strategy
Rolled 5>>31670307"If you wanted to kill me, the efficient thing to do, instead of toying around in a war game...you would have done so already Erebus. You still won't admit you're human under all that spite"Void Ring to disguise our movements, and build up a Supersonic Schattenkrieg to slam into him the moment it fades.
>>31670307Mind Crush boosted by Maker.Shadow Domination boosted by Silence?
>>31670358Not going to lie I laughed audibly.Attempt to mana drain him, but prepare to use Peace
>>31670307Rip into him before he rips into us.Melee his shady ass.
>>31670307Check remaining mana, heal ourselves, then if we have enough mana, use eclipse and a mana potion (I assume we still have one pocketed?) and start spamming magic.
HOLY SHIT I MISSED THE LAST THREAD AND JUST CAUGHT UP TO THIS ONE AND THIS IS AWESOME AND HOLY SHIT ALL CAPS!Strategy? Fuck, I don't know. Maybe we could realize that Erebus is actually just a sub-routine contained within ourselves and have humanity look for that without controlling vigil.
>>31670307Shadowmeld. Run and hide like a bitch.
>>31670307We could use Fast Blink to teleport all over the place, and end it with Fade so Erebus will be unable to find us. This will give us a moment's breather so we can plan our next attack, or let Humanity attempt to alter the field unabated.
>>31670307We're getting dangerously low, Great Heal.>>31670426The implication of where we are, and his Nightblazing, is that we really can't run around and hide anymore.
Dammit, SQ is running......but I must go pickup bus tickets to TCAF while I still can.Fuck. Well what's the worst that can happen, I can catch up in an hour
>>31670307><You have your shards,>Funny that he'd say that. He was calling them HIS shards every time before this.SM slipping up or something more?
Rolled 45>>31670307Charge at him.Tackle him.Hug him.Ask what El'lora would think if she saw her brothers fighting like this.
>>31670307Heal Ourselves while dodging.
>>31670441Fade costs XP, we're out of XP.
>>31670307Use Fade> Void Bomb shotgun
Rolled 80>>31670494I know it's because of the circumstances, but I was pretty disappointed with that Erasure.
>>31670307Call Hecate.What's the worst that could happen?
>>31670539She dies. Erebus CONSUMES her.Nothing of value was lost.
We could always deploy Shade if we need a little bit of an edge. I don't know if he do all that much though.
Vote 1:>mind crush the gay clownVote 2:>heal self while dodgingVote 3:>use Shadowmeld to try and buy time
>>31670307Adamantize and Darkness WithinIt's time to get physical with Erebus
Sock Puppet - Force a shadow-dominated individual to speak anything you'd like. May trigger a control break.>make him tell vigil to terminate himself>then make him call himself names
>>31670676But he doesn't even cast a shadow right now does he? Apart from that a really interesting plan!
>>31670602cutting off votes
>>31670676While that's a funny idea I don't think we want Vigil to self destruct. For reasons not limited to the location of ourselves and our allies.
>>31670676>attempt to Sock Puppet the Elemental Lord of Shadow and Order itself, ErebusUh.
>>31670703We have Pure Darkness. We no longer need shadows to use the physical shadow abilities.We could shadow dominate someone in mid-air.
Roll 1d100To dodge while healing
Rolled 52>>31670738Let's go!
Rolled 90>>31670676Don't do that. Just have him transfer control to entity Shadow.>>31670738Maker and Breeze don't fail us now.
>>31670738DEAR GOD PLEASE
Rolled 1>>31670738>>31670743Stop rolling, you shit.
>>31670730Ooooh, this is a good point! He must have stupidly high resistance to that but it would be instant victory if we could say as him <Vigil, transfer full control to "Humanity" entity!>
>>31670707SM, SM!What language did Erebus write Vigil in?I have to know what the dominant programming language of the 3700th millenium is.
>>31670768You're one to talk.
Rolled 11>>31670743>>31670749>>31670750We are boned beyond belief.>>31670768YOU STOP ROLLING
>>31670778Is that a pun?
Rolled 83>>31670738>>31670768Haha karma
>>31670743>>31670749>>31670750Haah ha ha haAH AH HA HA HA HA HAFuck you too, dice. How fickle the chaotic gods of the Dice are, even when their conceptual dependency is at stake.
Rolled 73>>31670768Fuck me. I take it back.
It's like the dice just decided that we need to die in the home stretch.
>>31670768It's been fun, guys. SM gets the Damocles after all.
>>31670827>C still around in 3.7 million yearsLet Chaos devour the universe, I don't want to live in it anymore.
>>31670865What's wrong? Don't like METHODSMETHODSMETHODS the language?
>>31670738>>31670827THERE IS STILL TIMESATAN GUIDE MY DICE
>>31670827SM please. Here is an adorable picture of a purple gryphon-thing to slake your wrath.
- Sir Donovan Flint - A knight of Dobshire, the capital of Arland, and fourth son of the lord and ruler of Arland. Wears adamantium half-plate and wields a two-handed longsword enchanted strongly with the wind element. He also wears a magical cape that repels magic, especially that of the Shadow element. 29 years old. Sir Flint is an exceptional fighter; his skill is built from hard work and experience. He can enchant his blade with light magic to give it a powerful cutting edge, possibly his most useful skill. He can also make a small light and shoot a weak projectile of light magic. He is capable of healing, but it's an unrefined skill and drains him greatly.
>regen 4 HP (31/81)You gather a Great Heal in your own hand.Erebus blinks next to you and swipes at you.You blink behind him.And then he's in the air above you. His arms strike your upper body, sending you tumbling backward.>you've taken 5 damage (26/81)You barely managed to hold onto your spell. You activate your Great Heal - Erebus's Nightblaze slams into your budding spell. The force of Water collapses.He Blinks next to you. A Void Bomb rotates in front of him.Roll 1d100 to react!
Rolled 16>>31670917Oh boy, here we go
Quick question here, we're basically fighting in cyber-space, right? So how come we're just doing the same shit we do in the real world?
>>31670924>>31670926>>31670927I'll take average. Average is good.
Rolled 84>>31670917QUICKDO SOMETHING OUTSIDE OF HIS PREDICTION PROGRAMkiss him
>>31670950Lack of imagination.I'm surprised no one has asked Humanity to change something more specific than the battlefield, since he can make big changes with enough time.Surely he could change things in a more directly hostile way, though that would require thinking...
>>31670950Because I don't think SM would accept me throwing code at him, nor do I think most of /tg/ would understand what I'm trying to do with it.
Rolled 81>>31670995Humanity can't change anything, it can just keep Erebus from changing it too much. We don't have any control here.
>>31670995We don't have full control. Erebus(and the dice gods) are subverting our attempts to do just that.
>>31671003Do it anyways
>>31671015Humanity has changed the environment on quite a few occassions.
>>31671003We don't need the code, we need ideas of what the code could do.
>>31670974Well, it's kind of like the third Matrix movie. The epitome of two counteracting systems trying to decide the ultimate fate of humanity and they settle it with a fist fight?So if we are in a virtual world, why is Erebus fighting like us? Shit, how can we even be damaging him?
>>31671003I don't think your puny 3rd millenium code would do anything anyway. At least, you probably wouldn't be able to write anything that would have any major impact given the sheer number of variables involved here.I guess you could just crash the system but that seems counter-intuitive. Maybe as a final gambit.
>>31671036Magic, that's why.
>>31671003I dunno I think it might be cool. Might not work though
Rolled 54>>31670917Peace followed by Fast Blink away and Maker boosted Great Heal.
Rolled 21>>31670917PEACE DO SOMETHING
You barely get your head out of the way as the power slams into the whiteness behind you.There's no sound of destruction, no torn ground, no crater. The void bombs simply continue down through the floor and vanish into the infinite whiteness.The world shudders.You're underwater again.A huge pressure pushes down on you. You glance around. It's as if someone replaced the floor with sand and then filled the rest of the space with water. <Humanity?><I figured an ocean was our best bet!><Still fighting, Shadow?> Erebus says. <Still struggling?><You're the one playing games!> you shout at him. <The actions you took started a war that weakened the barrier! We're at the threshold of destruction because of you, not Chaos!><I've had enough of your philosophy debates.>His aura shrinks. It stops flickering, and settles on his skin, a calm, dark film.His eyes turn up to look at you. The dark points of light are as dead as his voice.<Shadow,> Humanity cautions. <He's up to something.>You know that look. You've -felt- that look. <...he's gone Berserk.>What do you do?>Darkness Within. Initiate the slug match.>Magical attack (write-in)>The water will slow him down, use Hammer>some other strategy
>>31671090>The water will slow him down, use HammerLet's soften him up before we throw down physically
>>31671090>Darkness Within. Initiate the slug match.
>>31671090>The water will slow him down, use Hammer
>>31671090>Darkness Within. Initiate the slug match.FIST FIGHT, OH YEAH!
>>31671090Use that Earth debuff,.
Rolled 78>>31671090>Darkness Within. Initiate the slug match.Retribution has never even been used for DW. It's time.
>>31671090Darkness WithinHe's at a place where he's at a disadvantage. Let's chew him up and spit out his dick.
>>31671090>...he's gone Berserk.Now might actually be a good time to try sock puppet, if we wanted to make him tell Vigil to do something, doesn't berserk make you go crazy?
>>31671090Tidal Force. He can't dodge.
>>31671090>The water will slow him down, use Hammerthe water will also let us heal for a bit, and I'd like to get back a little more health before fighting fist to fist.
>>31671090Debuff.He can't stop fighting after going berzerk so if we weaken his physical power we have a huge advantage.
>>31671090Shadowmeld. He can't cast spells while berserk.Mwahahaha.
>>31671090De-buff first then darkness within
>>31671090I want to get off Mr. Erebus' Wild Ride.>The water will slow him down, use Hammer
>>31671090>>some other strategyHE'S USING BERSERK, SO HE CAN'T CAST SPELLS.WHICH MEANS HE CAN'T STOP OUR SUICIDE SQUADFILL THIS PLACE WITH EXPLOSIONS.
>>31671090Hahahaha.Going berserk? Wrong move! We know its weaknesses too well!We may be underwater but we can still use Earth Magic to debuff him while he can't Nightblaze, and then followup with an extra damaging hammer.Or freeze him since we're underwater.
>>31671125Erode, if you mean physical attack.
Rolled 1>>31671090Debuff his physical attack and follow up with Hammer. We should regenerate nicely underwater.
>>31670917I have an idea, blink somewhere else and blink back to where we were. He knows how we like to blink to escape this kind of attacks he will counter bu blinking himself but will not expect us to blink back where we were. He fought chaos adapting at ever new attack and maneuver it threw at him we most do the same using new tactics and never repeating the same thing.
>>31671090Earth Magic physical DebuffThen>Darkness Within. Initiate the slug match.>Mfw Cage match
>>31671168Lets not use suicide squad.
Debuff first guys THEN we ca get into a slugfest with Erebutt
>>31671188Thank god we're not rolling for anything.
>>31671181Maybe I'd prefer corrode, since we'll be able to do more against him and we're underwater and healing anyways.
>>31671168>>31671180YES.Stay at range while underwater, and exploit his inability to use Nightblaze.
>>31671090erode then darkness within ourselves. If water will slow him down we should be able to get it off.
>>31671181Voting for Erode.Then we keep our distance using our superior speed in Water and launch Cones of Destruction at him.
Vote 1:>debuff him with Erode, darkness withinVote 2:>attempt to Frostbite him in place, use Hammer---------------->>31671190I can feel the HYPE
>>31671190This, DO NOT MEET HIM ON EQUAL GROUND, USE EVERY ADVANTAGE WE CAN GET.
>>31671229>debuff him with Erode, darkness within
>>31671090>Darkness Within. Initiate the slug match.No more tricks, fists only, final destination.
>>31671090>Darkness Within. Initiate the slug match.+ admantize and all that good stuff.
We regenerate more underwater. He doesn't.Take him to pound town.
>>31671244Realistically you got time for one spell before he reaches you because he can Blink. Trying for two sharply raises DC.
>>31671229He will just smash his way out if we try and pin him.Voting 1Captcha: therisk even
>>31671261Why are we even staying in range?We could keep out of range to heal, and use magic which he wouldn't even be able to counter for several more turns.
>>31671274Meh, its all good. Got some good theme music for this SM? I hope you do.
>>31671296Because we can stay in range and heal and fight as well, all while having a physical attack advantage in that we're faster underwater than he is.
>>31671274I thought Berserk keeps us from using other abilities.
>>31671274What? We can't Blink while using DW/Berserk...
>>31671339>>31671364Erebus is using hax, obviously.
>>31671229Don't forget Maker fluff for Erode and Retribution fluff for DW pls, it's cool. We've never used Retribution properly, I can feel the hype.
>>31671229cutting off votes>>31671364He's not your clone
>>31671379Erebus is a dick.>Oh wow you can't even use your abilities while berserk? And you think you can fight Chaos
>>31671339>>31671364Erebus is cheating because he's a fucking asshole.Antispirals don't play by the rules.
Shit he's not going to go Titanic on us will he?
>>31671419So what title belt did we challenge Erebus for?
>>31671511The Girdle of Happening.
>>31671511Heavyweight Champion of the Universe, of course.
>>31671511Absurd Heavyweight LUEG Lord of Darkness Championship of the Universe Belt.
>>31671524>>31671527Can we roll a D20 to see if humanity hits him with a chair later?
>>31671419>He's not your cloneFuck. He's what we might have become if we went opposite of humanity.
>>31671563Christ I would throw money at SM if he wrote that scene, complete with Vigil being the ring announcer.
>>31671402I hope when we beat him we call out for all our shards one at a time as we use them to smack some sense into Erubus, kinda like this:http://youtu.be/TjNHRMy7H9U?t=2m42s
Rolled 44>>31671527ROLL CALL WHENKILLING ME WITH SUSPENSE
>>31671587>kinda like my chinese cartoons
Oh, wait a minute. You guys need to roll 1d100I need a lot of dice for this one.
Rolled 75>>31671609HA HA TIME FOR HAPPENING.
>>31671601Oh please, this entire sequence has been like my chinese cartoons.
Rolled 81>>31671609fuck, my reaction gif isn't ready yet!
Rolled 82>>31671609FOR VENIA MOTHERFUCKER
>>31671527Well, it's about time that John Cena gets the shaft.
Rolled 66>>31671609crit fail
>Finally catch up>We were playing AI quest all alongSM, you fucker.
>>31671617>>31671618>>31671623Meh>>31671625>>31671630>>31671635Oh damn.>>31671637>>31671638>>31671639Sweet FUCK.>>31671641>>31671643>>31671645SHADOW STRONK GUYS!
>>31671617>>31671618>>31671623First assault we get a tendril up our arse.>>31671625>>31671630>>31671635Then we begin fighting back.>>31671637>>31671638>>31671639SUPLEX>>31671641>>31671643>>31671645TRIPLE TUSSLE SUPLEX SUPREME
Rolled 46>>31671609>>31671617>>31671618>>31671623>>31671625>>31671630>>31671635>>31671637>>31671638>>31671639>>31671641>>31671643>>31671645>>31671666NEED TWO MORE5 SETS
Rolled 5>>31671609>>31671662>>31671672We need 4 more rolls. DW is 4 turns, and we Eroded at the start.
>>31671647We were playing Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.Shadow is Nia
>>31671707Well Nia is about to become fucking Kenjiro.Can Shadow become Kenjiro for this one scene, SM?Please?
Amazing. No natural 1s at all!THE CURSE HAS BEEN BANISHED.
>>31671617>>31671618>>31671623Erode only passes because Maker.>>31671625>>31671630>>31671635First hit is pretty good.>>31671637>>31671638>>31671639Fucking brutal>>31671641>>31671643>>31671645Awesome.>>31671666>>31671682>>31671686Average.
>>31671727Kenshiro, fuck.My brain is off tonight. Forgive me /tg/.
Rolled 91>>31671617>>31671618>>31671623My 96 cannot save our Erode, can Maker?>>31671625>>31671630>>31671635Stronk>>31671637>>31671638>>31671639STRONK>>31671641>>31671643>>31671645STROOOOOOONK>>31671666>>31671682>>31671686Meh.
Im going to need 2 hands for this
So what's Humanity doing for the turns that we're both ganking each other? Surely he doesn't need to halt Erebus changing the arena since he's also berserk so he could be doing something ELSE...
>>31671734Shush! Don't let the dice hear you!
Rolled 3>>31671785This roll proves that the curse is gone!
>tfw you don't have the press in case of cage match picture
Rolled 79>>31671779I'm more concerned with what Erebus will do on our last fumbled turn of Darkness Within, during which he's going to be fully cognizant because his ended a turn before.
I can't wait for SM to take the kiddie gloves off now that we're at the climax and give us a legitimate, dice induced BAD END to balance out fudging for us back when we fought Temerity and when we brought Abigail to get killed on Xile.
>>31671821Probably trying to stitch together his shadowy throat from our brutal suplexing assault so he can drivel more emo one liners at us.
>>31671821Probably trying to scoop his ass back together after the ravaging it's going to endure for 3 turns before that.
>>31671821Probably trying to keep himself from puking order from our roid rage assault.
>regen 25 HP (51/81)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwH2Ufc7RVkErebus charges straight for you, propelling himself by digging into the sand as much as swimming forward.<Maker!>A ball of earth gathers in your hand. It's like sludge, designed to stick to the enemy and drain their strength - but a new power washes over it. Your palm cracks with the white-black crystal of Maker, and the ball reforms, spinning, tightening itself into a more efficient projectile.You Blink.Erebus Blinks with you - just like you expected.You Blink behind him.His arms waver through open water. You drive Erode straight into his back. Brown light coats his aura, dampening its power.>mana: 49/90You use Darkness within.Your vision starts to haze over, until there's a darkness at the periphery. You only see Erebus.And you're here to wipe him out.You swing your fist. His own collides with yours, knuckle on knuckle. The impact is strong enough to send a pressurized sphere of water outward from the two of you. The tiny vaccum implodes inwards, sending a shockwave through the ocean.Retribution shines in your limb. Veins of white chaos twist up your elbow. Erebus's arm crumbles backwards, and your strike carries through to hit his body, hitting hard enough to bend him sideways.>con't
>>31671817Replace with Shadow and Erebus.
Rolled 25>>31671727I would rather meet his "muda, muda, muda, muda! with our "ora, ora,ora,oraora,oraaaaa!"if ya now what I mean.
You pound him again, and again. He's fast. His blades meet yours, he deflects your stabs. He follows your every movement. But even though he's fast enough to keep up, you're far stronger.You grab him, and drive him into the sand. You drag him forward along the sea bottom, smash him through a wall of coral, and then ram him headlong into a boulder.He tries to ink out of your grasp. Another arm, powered by Retribution and instinct, arcs up, then down, grinding him into the mud.The brown light on his skin fades - faster than usual - but you've already got the advantage. You turn your arms into ugly saws and cut him to pieces as other hands continue to punch at him.He's stubborn. As resilient as you are. He nicks at you, cuts your arms, rips some free from your body. He gets back up on a knee.A white-sheathed fist blows his leg inward. A vaccum ball echoes out from the point of impact, and the water implodes again. You grab him as he falls, throw him under you, and stomp on him as if you're trying to shove him through the sand itself.------------>regen>HP: 76/81>mana: 65/90You inhale.Erebus is beneath you - still trying to collect himself, as fast as ever.<...strong, Shadow. But I will never stop.>>Hammer him down. End the fight. Then you can decide what to do with him.>some other strategy
>>31671900>Hammer him down. End the fight. Then you can decide what to do with him.With the best snappy one liner we have.
Rolled 65>>31671900Hammer him down. End the fight. Then you can decide what to do with him.<Take a break.>
>>31671900>some other strategyRESOLVEVOID BOMB ALT 2POINT BLANK
>>31671900"You have already stopped."
>>31671900Consume, we already hit him with Hammer before.
>>31671913>For all you talk of Order, you seem disorganized Erebus!
Rolled 13>>31671913>I'm going to break you, and then I'll put you back together.Get it? BecausebecauseHammerFor building and breakingguis
>>31671900>Hammer him down. End the fight. Then you can decide what to do with him.
>>31671913"You chose this.">HAMMERTIME
>>31671900>Hammer him down. End the fight. Then you can decide what to do with him.We're done.
>>31671900CONSUME BOOSTED WITH HAMMER
>>31671900>OtherLet him hit us. When he's just about to connect, turn into his sister.MAKE HIM PUNCH HIS OWN SISTER
>>31671900His last word was "stop".You know what that means?<Hammer Time>
>>31671963I'm sold. We have to make the Doompaul reference now or never.
Rolled 28>>31671900CONSUMEGAPING MAWDARKXIS
>>31671967Oh fuck, anon, that's some devious shit right there! Supporting.
Rolled 83Can we artifact Vigil?
>>31671977YES PLEASE SM
>>31671900>Hammertime"You chose this."
>>31671942I'd go with that.
>>31671900>>Hammer him down. End the fight. Then you can decide what to do with him.I want him to stick around after this, shardsimilated, so we can -prove- that he was wrong.Or we fuck up and he laughs at us from within while the world crumbles to chaos
>>31671900<This is all just a big misunderstanding>Got to throw in a season 1 SQ reference.
Roll 1d100 for Hammer.
>>31672013It already is.Artifact connects an object to the LUEG in a mini version of how Vigil is.Vigil is like a super ultra mega chocolatey deluxe Artifact.
Rolled 20>>31672054THIS. IS. NOW.
Rolled 62>>31671967Fuck that is good. And evil. But mostly good.Save it for when he uses his final move though. See if he has any thing worth saving left.
>>31671963sold to the man with the DoomPaul
Rolled 48>>31672054ITS OVER YOU'RE DONE SON
>>31672054RUSELORD YOU DICK
>>31672054Haha. Try a bit harder. Close but you waited to long.
>>31672054You youngins keep half assing it!
>>31672054>>31672078lel, truely epin ruse, ruselord
>>31672078>ruselord rolling for ruselord...wut?
>>31672054>>31672078Wait, these aren't within the posting times they need to be for the same person, based on the seconds.Did one ruser just... ruse another, mid ruse?
>>31672116It must be the work of an enemy stand!
>>31672132Ruse-ceptionThis is the true apotheosis for SQ
>>31672110No, it wasn't the timing was sub par and his word choice was a bit telling. 6/10, see me after class Mr. Lord
>>31672152This isn't even their final formSo what are we going to do with Erebus once we finish beating him into the ground, guys?
>>31671967Look, anonThis guy is perfectly rational. On the macro level he's bat shit fruit loop banana fucking crazy, but on the scale we are fighting at, he is perfectly rational. He will not hesitate, not even for a second. All that does is give him a chance to recover.
>>31672141I can't tell which ruselord has an evil goatee...
>>31672054didn't fool me for a second ruselord.
As a former SQ Ruseman I am disappoint.I shall have both these Rusemen expelled from the guild at once!
>>31672174As if we'd do anything other than consume.
>>31672174Kill him. Dude is an asshole, and also insane.
>>31672198>Ruselords battling and trolling RuselordsIs this some kind of meta-commentary on our current fight with Erebus? What the fuck.
>>31672174Obviously, we're gonna have Ardor eat himCan you imagine the EXP
>>31672198I'm the original and I regret ever starting this nonsense. Could we tone it down a bit, pls?
>>31672218i think you mean CONSUME him.He's completely right in all ways of course.But self preservation necessitates it.
Rolled 19>>31672054Too busy with photoshop to notice these, I try to roll good though. Always late.
>>31672198>ruseman alma mater expels himself
>>31672233It will be 0.
>>31672241Your creation has outgrown you!
>>31672233And risk him trying to take us over from the inside? No thanks.
>>31672218>Kill him. Dude is an asshole, and also insane.Is he though?>>31672241NO! I AM RUSEICUS!
>>31672255Photoshop?What horrifying witchcraft are you brewing, anon?
>>31672255>Too busy with photoshop to notice these, I try to roll good though. Always late.why would you roll late AT ALL, when obviously the 3 necessary rolls would have been gotten by then?and why wouldn't you notice all the replies abou ruselord.
I just thought of something. We're underwater.Who here is familiar with the Mantis shrimp?
>>31672294I lost a toe to one so what do you think motherfucker?
>>31672218No he's not. He's perfect. He just doesn't like what you like.> <Stop not liking what I like, Erebus.>
Rolled 10>>31672276It better be a fucking cage match
>>31672269Yes. Absolutely. There is no doubt in my mind that Erebus Andersen is both a) an asshole, and b) insane.His philosophy is 'It's my opinion therefore I'm right.' That's the most insane and assholish philosophy there is.
>>31672269> Is he though?He's been alive for more than two million years.Of course he's fucking insane.
>>31672269Really, couldn't stand just shitting up DAQ with your namefagging?
>>31672241>You're the original ruselordOh really? Because the original was when I made the fake skill tree update saying we unlocked the Light Magic tree.
>>31671900In case I get distracted, I advocate spirit binding and then devouring him with consume at some point.
>>31672269No, you're Fall Girl. And you need to get back to plotting out that Deniable Assets Parody Quest you were working on last night. Now get crackin'.
>>31672283Because I like to think I'm doing something, but instead fail at everything I attempt.
>>31672269He's insane, but I'd like to keep him around to see if we can pull him around by actually fixing the core.Plus he might have valuable information we could beat out of him.
>>31672346Nah, the original was when I made up that story of getting teleported by some elf chick away from our cave.
>>31672346I didn't count that as a success, honestly. I did count the breaking temerity one as a success though. But still, pls tone it down.
>>31672337I hadn't actually posted since then, I didn't see I had the name.Apologies anon, I didn't realise you were so scress.
You reach for your hammer.It appears in your hand. The outside glows with an angry light. You raise the weapon high.<You chose this.>Violet light forms a cube around the struggling form of Erebus. You slam Hammer home. The space containing him implodes.The world wavers.------------You're back on the featureless white plain. Humanity burns next to you, staring at the barely-twitching form of Erebus. You step forward. This is the power you need - the power you came here for.<What are you doing?> Humanity asks. <Finish him. Use me. Burn him to ash.><We need his power, Humanity. I didn't destroy Temerity, either. I can't destroy Erebus.><You can't consume him. You heard him, you know what he is - it's not worth the risk. We'll gain all the power we need by assuming full control of Vigil.><Is that your balance, then?> Erebus says. His voice is weak, but he can still move, just barely. <Destroy everything in your path. Yes. True balance.><Don't listen to him! He's not like Temerity, he's not part of us!><You'll never save Venia without me,> Erebus says. <But I don't care. End it. End it, Shadow. My life has no meaning. Not anymore.><I have to consume him,> you say.<He's trying to trick you! Don't let your guard down, not now!><End it!> Erebus shouts.What do you do?>Use the fire of Humanity to destroy Erebus once and for all, and assume control of Vigil>You need Erebus to accomplish your goals. Consume him, then assume control of Vigil.
>>31672456>You need Erebus to accomplish your goals. Consume him, then assume control of Vigil.
>>31672456>>You need Erebus to accomplish your goals. Consume him, then assume control of Vigil.fuck you humanity calm down
>>31672456<Why would I kill myself? That sounds pointless. An endless path of destruction... something I choose not.>Forge Erebus into a shard.
>>31672456>You need Erebus to accomplish your goals. Consume him, then assume control of Vigil.If we kill him we're no better than he was.
>>31672456>>>You need Erebus to accomplish your goals. Consume him, then assume control of Vigil.
>>31672456Touching him was bad before, I don't think that would change now. Not even a little bit.>Use the fire of Humanity to destroy Erebus once and for all, and assume control of Vigil
>>31672456>You need Erebus to accomplish your goals. Consume him, then assume control of Vigil.<You made me too well.>
>>31672456we need him, so let's eat him
>>31672456>You need Erebus to accomplish your goals. Consume him, then assume control of Vigil.It's the ultimate EXP, I can't possibly deny it. Use Ardor of course
>>31672456>>You need Erebus to accomplish your goals. Consume him, then assume control of Vigil.what's the worst that could happen.png
>>31672497> Forge Erebus into a shard.Can we do that?
>>31672456Is there a third option?Some way we can imprison him without eating him?He probably can't do much at this point anyways, but it's better to be safe than sorry.
>>31672456 >You need Erebus to accomplish your goals. Consume him, then assume control of VigilFEED THE MAW!
oh god guys are you dumbthe fight started with him trying to just TOUCH us and assume direct controlWHAT THE HELL DO YOU THINK TRYING TO CONSUME HIM WILL DO?
>>31672456HUMANITY INFILTRATORABIGAIL INFILTRATORCHAOS EVERYWHEREDONT TRUST HIS LIES
>>31672456Goad him into punching us, then turn into his sister.
>>31672456>You need Erebus to accomplish your goals. Consume him, then assume control of Vigil.Humanity a shit
>>31672456>You need Erebus to accomplish your goals. Consume him, then assume control of Vigil.I wonder what would happen if, should he become a shard, we were to reforge him with Humanity?
NO LET'S BE FRIENDS.FRIENDSHIP IS CHAOS.
>>31672456 >You need Erebus to accomplish your goals. Consume him, then assume control of Vigil.
>>31672456>it's not worth the riskSounds like the same shit Erebus wanted to tell us about Venia. >You need Erebus to accomplish your goals. Consume him, then assume control of Vigil.
Rolled 20>>31672456>Use the Sards to rebuild the shell of the man before you
>>31672497Anon no.CONSUME him, it might well be equivalent to gaining a shard, which we also gained by CONSUMING.
>>31672456WEE WOO WEE WOO ALERT ALERT THIS IS THE SWORD OF DAMOCLES.I REPEAT, THIS IS -THE SWORD-ONCE WE PICK THIS OPTION WE'RE STUCK WITH THE CONSEQUENCES.
>>31672456>You need Erebus to accomplish your goals. Consume him, then assume control of Vigil.Fuck, Humanity, calm downCalm the fuck down
>>31672531We literally just got into a slugging match with him, and now you're afraid to touch?
>>31672456I think he wanted this on some level. He could have tried to delete us the moment Humanity first appeared. Instead, he gets into a fist fight with us.
>>31672456You know, Humanity really is pretty sketchy sometimes.It just wants to straight up kill a lot more than you'd think it would.
>>31672531He has physically attacked us multiple times.If he needed to touch us we'd have lost a long time ago.
>>31672562>implying humanity wasnt the swordanon pls
So, how are we going to do this?>CONSUME?>Gaping Maw?>Write-In
And because the players are greedy, Shadow loses this day...
>>31672542I don't want to be friends, I want to stick it to his face that we can save the new world without releasing chaos.Plus his experience might come in handy.>>31672562Sword is gone man
>>31672524Sock Puppet him? Give us Vigil's hard link? >>31670676
>>31672562SM ditched the sword after the AOC debacle
>>31672562SM put the sword away after if fell on top of the entire quest.
>>31672591Hah. Is that the best you can do?
>>31672591fuck off ruselord
>>31672591Quit it!>>31672582>>31672567Afraid to Consume, more like. We're still in the PROGRAM.THE VIRTUAL SPACE. YOU NINCOMPOOPS.
>>31672591The time has passed, ruseman.
>>31672591Too soon Ruselord
>>31672598>>31672600>>31672614The sword may be gone but this is where SM would use it, this is our only chance to make a free choice here. THINK PEOPLE.
>>31672591Absorb, like with Isolation, if possible
>>31672591Embrace him.He's gone through so much.
>>31672552>tfw I rolled a d20
>>31672591Man, I was one of the previous rusers and I'm just embarassed by this effort.EVERYONE STOP.
>>31672456<You weren't a part of me either, Humanity.>>You need Erebus to accomplish your goals. Consume him, then assume control of Vigil.
Live on Erebus! And I will show you the world you wished to snuff out. [Gentle consume]
>>31672621Use the virtual space then, rewrite him into a shard or something.
>>31672570He's, well, human.Sometimes humanity means wanting to kill people. After all, Erebus was trying to kill literally everyone we know and love. It's a fairly human thing to want to kill him.
>Destroy that bitch
>>31672635man you're like, double dumb.1 - that's ruselord2 - that was CONSUME. all our shard gaining is CONSUME
>>31672497>Forge Erebus into a shard.>>31672524>Is there a third option?>Some way we can imprison him without eating him?With Vigil's power, you might be able to replicate the process he used on himself to create shards.At the moment, that is beyond you.--------------------------Choose your fate.--------------------------Vote 1:>Destroy Erebus in the fires of HumanityVote 2:>CONSUME Erebus
>>31672621>We're still in the PROGRAM.THE VIRTUAL SPACE. YOU NINCOMPOOPS.I agree based anon.
>>31672456Ask him why he fought all those years ago. Ask him why he keeps fighting.
>>31672632You don't get it. All choices have consequences. The real threat of the sword came from its very presence. So it lived up to its name perfectly.
>>31672660>>31672456Meant to add:>You don't need Erebus to accomplish your goals. But you will Consume him, then assume control of Vigil.
>>31672714not you again.Patrick please go
Well that sure was a close vote
>>31672734Point and laugh everyone.
What if this is what SM was saving the 1 for?
>>31672734>that one guy
>>31672734>1Fuck off Ruseman, nobody wants you here.
>>31672683>>With Vigil's power, you might be able to replicate the process he used on himself to create shards.Guys, we should use Vigil to make Erebus into a Wisp
>>31672734>>31672781You two, get in the closet and start making out.
>>31672785>>31672791>>31672796You can say I told you so when he takes us over from the inside.
>>31672683cutting off votes
I feel like we're gonna get Erebus in our head as a voice and he's just gonna make snide comments all the fucking time.>Wow nice consuming>You only missed that by a little>Oh wow she lost her other hand good job, now she can have a matching set
>>31672683 Wait. I've seen this. I stand here, right here, and I'm supposed to say something. I say, "Everything that has a beginning has an end, Neo." [But it turns out we were Neo all along]
>>31672838Ruseplebs, stop. It's not even becoming.
Daily reminder that Erebus did nothing wrong and is the hero the universe deserves.
>>31672683...What have you all done?>writing
>>31672839>>Oh wow she lost her other hand good job, now she can have a matching setT-the artifact is good enough to make a new arm if the other one goes!
>>31672838Ruselord?more like faglord
>>31672850Yes, I told you guys so. Just me and that other guy.But you all refused to listen.I hate being in the minority of context clue observers.
>>31672850ACTIVATE THE BASS CANON
Rolled 17>>31672850Should have use humanities fire along with the other shards and recreated him
>>31672850Become Erebus, hopefully.
>>31672850This is the fate we chose SM.We wanted to become Erebus again.We got our wish.
The real solution was obviously to sock puppet him and order Vigil to give us full control and then turn him into a shard.
>>31672896I'd rather Be-cum-ing in Abby-Sabby if you know what I mean ;)))))))))))))
>>31672883Please, enlighten the rest of us mere mortals as to what these contextual clues were.
>>31672850Well what did you expect us to do? third option was pretty soundly shot down, and obliteration was both OOC and against interests (even if those were EXP interests)It'll be a shitstorm to remember if this becomes an auto-loss.
>>31672850hell.fucking.YES.i knew that had to be a lie. Mr. Temerity would never say his life has no meaning anymore, admitting we were right effectively!
>>31672920Your waifu a shit.
>>31672850SM is just trolling us, we all know CONSUME is always the best option.
>>31672926Come on, Erebus would never concede any weakness.His drive is unbounded, without hesitation, remorse, or self-pity.He was obviously telling us what we wanted to hear.And I voted 2 anyway. Erebus is the best
>>31672940Fucking enough with Temerity, jesus fucking christ. The character as he was has been gone for fucking 60+ plus threads, but there are those who still want to rub one out for him even if he was a completely entitled dick bag.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDtuUgigtQE<We need his power, Humanity.><No, Shadow! STOP!>You roil over Erebus, and steadily, you absorb his essence, take in his strength. You can feel it surging through you, bringing you to new heights - ...seeping through you.Humanity's flame flickers, and dies. <SHADOW!!><The first thing we need to do,> Erebus says, <is get rid of that.>The black crystal of humanity drops. It clinks to the white floor.<You did a very good job,> Erebus says. And suddenly, you aren't consuming him. He's consuming you. <All the way to the end.><What is this?!><You didn't think I'd hardwire my own creation to consume and collect energy without making sure that couldn't be used against me?> he asks. <You're naive, Shadow. Don't worry. You'll make an excellent subroutine.>Roll 1d100 to fight back!This is where I would have used a Sword of DamoclesIF I HAD ONE.jpgPray to the dice gods.
>>31672850Don't even try to tell us you weren't expecting us to choose this optionWhen has Shadow ever NOT consumed a powerful foe when given the option?
Rolled 10>>31672982nigga pls
Rolled 42>>3167292611. At the start of the fight he tried assimilating us.2. We're still in the virtual reality.3. We're still a program of his creation.4. Humanity said he was tricking us. That's pretty fucking direct.>>31672982aww ROLLING FOR SPITEFUL CORRECTNESS
Rolled 68>>31672982please fucking dice jesus
>>31672982I pray alright.for failure.
>>31672982Man, come on.Every shard of our being, including Ardor, has some of Humanity's Chaos.
>>31673003>>31673004>>31673006Dice gods have no mercy
Rolled 53>>31672982Please be a one.
Rolled 16>>31672982IF EVER THERE WAS A TIME FOR A CRIT, IT IS NOW
>>31673004>>31672926meant 4 u, sry bout links.
>>31673004>>31673006Th-that's enough....r-right SM?SM?
Rolled 43>>31672982 YES
Rolled 8>>31672839I miss Silence.
>>31673006>>31673004>>31673003good game fellas, time to eradicate Venia.
>>31672982I wanted failure, third options of being clever were denied.
>>31673027As if we wouldn't check the email field on this roll.
Rolled 84>>31672982And now the 100
>>31672982>>31673020Use all shards to coax flames of humanity!
>>31673027There's no need for that nonsense.
>>31672982><You're naive, Shadow. Don't worry. You'll make an excellent subroutine.>Aww yiss EREBUS SUBROUTINE QUEST IS GOTEAM ORDER
So in other words,TWO PEOPLE, MYSELF INCLUDED; WERE FUCKING CORRECT.ITOLDYOUSOAND I'M NOT HAPPY THAT I WAS RIGHT, EITHER. SO FUCK ME.
>>31673066We should be able to do this.I mean what's the point of reforging every last shard in Humanity's image, if we can't?Was it just changing the names?
>mfw i dont care if it goes either wayALL ABOARD THE EREBUS
>>31673067Good going but how the fuck did I post that?
>>31673092Hey, at least one of us who voted 2 knew you were right.I just want to watch the world burn.
>>31672982Whelp, we Order now.
Rolled 60>>31673099fuck you
Rolled 91>>31672982 This is the part where he kills Flint.
so I came back from my shower just nowwhy did everyone pick the obviously retarded option
>>31673099Dammit anon, why did you have to disappoint me so.I want a real critfail here. I miss the Sword of Damocles.
Rolled 53>>31673092I'm sorry anon, I was shamefully indulging non-ironically in a HFY thread.I would have supported you if I had not been seeping my psyche in my secret shame.
>>31673066This would be the ideal time to bring up how every Shard was an aspect of Erebus's shitty mentality, and how we reforged them for the better.I think someone wrote a whole speech up for that.
This is the part where we take control just after he murders everyone but Steward.Butt steward.
Change shape to E'lorra? Ask him if this is really how he thinks this should end.
>>31673178You know why. We all know why.
Rolled 25>>31672982I SHINE
Rolled 67Use our shards, they are ours not Erebus. They were all reforged with humanity.
You struggle and strain against the seeping corruption. You fight with the experience of consuming a hundred souls.The experience of a thing that has consumed many more overwhelms you.<You have many interesting powers,> Erebus says. <I'll take them all.>>fight back! You can't loose now! (DC increased from previous attempt)>you have to warn your allies! (corruption accelerates)>some other strategy
>>31673182Funny. I was finishing Mask of the Betrayer. I guess we sorta dropped the ball.
>>31673178I WAS HUNGRYYYYYYYWHAT ELSE WAS I SUPPOSED TO DO>>31673205File duplicate
>>31673214>fight back! You can't loose now! (DC increased from previous attempt)
Seriously, SM? You think that NOW probability is suddenly going to be on our side?
>>31673214>fight back! You can't loose now! (DC increased from previous attempt)WE GO BIG OR GO HOME. ROW ROW FIGHT THE POWER!
>>31673214>fight back! You can't loose now! (DC increased from previous attempt)I don't want to be an antispiral
Rolled 56>>31673214MUH ORDER IMMATERIA>fight back! You can't loose now! (DC increased from previous attempt)Even if we warn them, what are they going to do? Erebus will slaughter them like animals.
>>31673214>fourth wall disintegratingso this is the meta you spoke of.
>>31673247This might actually work. It would warn our allies without having to stop fighting.
>>31673214Call Hecate, she's good at fucking with minds.
>>31673214Fight back! You can't loose now!(Even if they get away it won't if we don't win the battle of wills)
>>31673214>fight back! You can't loose now! (DC increased from previous attempt)>>31673259They also can't get into virtual space because the door was closed behind us.
>>31673214>Fight BackAlso not just Ardor, every last Shard that has an Ember of Humanity within them.Don't even lie that you wanted this to happen, if you made up that whole little chart thing.
>>31673214>fight back! You can't loose now! (DC increased from previous attempt)Just focus. We haven't come this far for nothing. A hero will never give up, never hide, never be defeated, never accept evil.
>>31673214>fight back! you can't lose now!time to use all the shards.Erebus is a butt, we really should have insisted harder on a third option guys.
>>31673241>thinking that's what he thinks>thinking failure here isn't the best possible storytelling outcome
>>31673214>some other strategyEach of our shards has been bathed in humanity, each contains a mind and personality of their own. We're not alone, call on them for help.
>>31673214>Fight Back!It's over, but we may as well go down fighting.
Rolled 46>>31673214>fight back! You can't loose now! (DC increased from previous attempt)Nononono
Rolled 46>>31673214>>some other strategyFight back with the shards they all have humanity.
Rolled 23>>31673214>fight back! You can't loose now! (DC increased from previous attempt)<RETRIBUTION!><ARDOR!><PEACE!><SILENCE!><RESOLVE!><BREEZE!><MAKER!><HAMMER!>
Rolled 24>>31673214 >fight back! You can't loose now! (DC increased from previous attempt)Roll, baby, roll!
>>31673214UNPOCKET THE DYNAMOCONSUME THE DYNAMOACTIVATE ERASURE
>>31673214Erebus might be too busy merging with us to notice Hecate, who might be able to turn the balance in our favor.I don't know, don't really care.
>>31673241No, you fucks made the stupid idiot batshit dumbass shitheaded oreofucking grendel smutting choice, and now you're gonna pay for it.These last instances are for you to have false hope while everything falls apart around you.
>>31673214Summon Hecate. She can help stop this and she has a mental link to Adavan that will warn our allies.
>>31673214>you have to warn your allies! (corruption accelerates)I think we'll just keep losing and get increasingly big DC's. Maybe our allies can assist in some way
>>31673214Supporting >>31673247, he's a bit preoccupied to stop her right now.And even if he does, it means taking pressure off of us. I'll throw Hecate under the bus if it increases our odds of survival.
>>31673311>insisted harder on a third option guys.There wasn't one. Shut up. The choice was perfect as it was.
>>31673281>>31673247Hecate can't enter this space, but you could call her in an attempt to warn your allies, which you be more effective than trying to warn them yourself. She'd also be able to hold Erebus off a bit more effectively than pretty much anyone else on Venia, if it came to that.However, the effort will take away concentration from your ongoing fight with Erebus for control.
>>31673214>Call HecateCan we even.. do this? This just might work. mindmagic
FUCKKKKKKK SHADOW MASTER I'LL GET MY HOT SISTER TO FUCK YOU IF YOU GIVE US A NAT100 COME ONNNNNN
>>31673315Do it. Relatedhttp://youtu.be/qCUTCw1mX9c
>>31673314Did you not see what happened to our ability chart? He's not just fucking with our EXP, he's fucking with our ABILITIES. What goes next, Nightblaze? Consume? Flight?
>>31673359Can we unpocket our Dynamo and use it to counteract our weakened DC?
Rolled 74>>31673214>>fight back! You can't loose now! (DC increased from previous attempt)Use the shards!
>>31673214<Not if I can help it.>Eat the powers surrounding Erebus' corruption first - use the XP fuel to double down on our consumption attempt. Erebus is an infection, if we raise our "body temperature" via Chaos, we'll gain the upper hand?
>>31673299>Don't even lie that you wanted this to happen, if you made up that whole little chart thing.I just told you this is where I'd use the nat 1 if I still had it in reserve. It's not like I'm hiding my intentions or something.
>>31673359Can we break ourselves into pieces to prevent him from consuming us?
>>31673214>Fight back>Humanity was always there but it was manifested by shadow>Just saying
>>31673380Did you reply to the right post? That doesn't seem to argue the point at all.
>>31673214>some other strategyHave Hecate tell our allies that we're about to be very hurt and will need to be put back together.Then do the exact same thing Erebus did to the 4 greater Lords.Detonate our shards,
>>31673476He's already inside of us. We can't blink away from inside of us.
>>31673464We lose anyways, if we did that.We'd be weakened immensely, and wouldn't be able to save anything afterwards.
>>31673214Pocket him, because fuck I don't even know.
>>31673392He'd gain just as much from the ambient power as you.>>31673419That would just make you into bite-sized morsels.>>31673464You don't have that ability yet.It's even part of the skill tree, you were supposed to get it when you had full Vigil permissions------------------------Vote 1:>fight back with everything you can musterVote 2:>summon Hecate to warn your allies. You can't let them be caught unawares
>Erebus Subroutine Quest: Mission 1>>Mandate:>A chaos-homunculus with a soul of the most chaotic element containing a vastly powerful concentration of chaos is just outside in the airship docked here. Consume it.>Predicted EXP gain: Enormous.
>>31673464More like detonate our shart.
so why did you guys choose to consume him
>>31673214hammer ourselves to break his concentration
>>31673408Does Erebus know that he will inherit the shadow dice? Maybe that will dissuade him.
>>31673408It is exciting. Unless we don't rip victory from the jaws of defeat. In which case I would be sad. Not angry: we chose this our selves.And we will win. Count on it.
>>316735191>>31673528Because EXP and people think with their EXP boners
>>31673519I vote to artifact the program on the off chance that doing so grants us root user access.
>>316735191Then summon wisp to do 2.
>>31673519 >summon Hecate to warn your allies. You can't let them be caught unawaresIf we ever needed help, it is now.
>>31673528They're greedy idiots.
>>31673552>Count on it.Team Baseless Optimism pls go and stay go
>>31673435We are being crippled at an alarming rate. We lose our abilities, we're fucked in and out of the narrative.
>>31673570>>31673591its pretty ridiculous that people voted for the failure statewe've learned nothing from the vog times
Rolled 32>>31673519Man, I dont even KNOW anymore.
>>31673519We...we can restore humanity later, right?
>>31673519PICK HUMANITY BACK UP, WHATEVER WE DO.IT'S LYING RIGHT THERE
>>31673603Again I say: So?>Seriously, SM? You think that NOW probability is suddenly going to be on our side?I argue that SM doesn't think this at all.Why would you think he thinks this?
>>31673606Never underestimate the power of morons.>>31673374As much as I'd love for SM to throw us a bone, I doubt he'd throw a bone into your sister.
>>31673519cutting off votes
>>31673519Is option one in any way different from when you posted it before, saying it would increase dc?
>>31673654It's increased compared to when you first fought.--------------------Roll 1d100 to Fight! Fight! Fight!
Wait a second, I just thought of something. The Archonium gate thing predates pretty much everything else on Venia right? And venia grew on the surface of the core?What If the Archnonium was some part of the process the humans used to ascend? Thats where we got Humanity from, right?
Rolled 94>>31673694Save us Dice Gods.
Rolled 47>>31673694I don't even care anymore
Rolled 96>>31673694WHOOOOO THEEEE FUUUUUUCK DOOOO YOOOOOUUUU THIIIIIINK WEEEEE AREEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!
>>31673620>FUN<F is for Fire that scours the Barrier clean.><U is for Uranium bombs I gave to suckers.><N is for No Survivors when I contain Chaos once and for all!>
Rolled 24>>31673694Can we pick up the humanity shard that's lying next to us to boost our chances??
>>31673701>>31673702Had you both not rolled, we'd be golden right now.
>>31673698>>31673701>>31673702Goddamit anon this is supposed to be the part where you dramatically save the day.I abandoned evil quest long ago!
Rolled 84>>31673694whoops>>31673702if only you didn't roll anon we would've had a huge success.
>>31673698>>31673703>>31673704Oh you motherfuckers, couldn't have you posted consecutively??????
>>31673698>>31673701>>31673702Let's hope DC is less than 66. I'm surprised we can't boost with Ardor...
>>31673745>I'm surprised we can't boost with Ardor...It's already boosting you, anonymous.
>>31673740>I will fudge the rolls sometimes to make for a better story, though I won't tell you.
Did...Did we survive the happening.SM please.Look at all those other nineties.pls
Rolled 22>>31673694It seems you'll get to run the dark side of this quest now. Oh well.
>>31673740Plz SM, pls. Have mercy, those rolls are already above average. can we do that thing where we think of our family/friends/lover and get a boost of power?
>>31673740But SM, this is the best of both worlds.Now you get to play both!>Erebus Subroutine Quest>>31673773> better storyYeah the DC should have been even higher!
>>31673770I keep posting it, but can we grab humanity again? It's in physical form at our feet...
>>31673740Sure our impressive RESOLVE and drive for PEACE and to deliver RETRIBUTION will give us a boost, right?
Rolled 56>>31673790FUCK SO CLOSE.
>>31673806Its flame is dead.
>>31673740>>31673740How the fuck is a 94 and a 66 not good enough?Are you fucking kidding me?Because you better be kidding me, especially with these dice.
>>31673795SM has already explained how Shadow Quest is not an anime.You chose this path.You only had to listen.
>>31673745We're trying to boost with ALL the shards, not just Ardor. Apparently, it wasn't enough.
>>31673795Think of wispbro
>>31673821We would have had to get a crit to win, because this is what SM wants to happen, so he'll set the DC incredibly high.
>>31673824It totally is an anime.And having a DC80 is outright retarded.There's challenging and then there's just end the quest.
>>31673817I mean, we should at least try to Kindle? that shit, right?Anything is better than just giving up and becoming a fucking subroutine.
>>31673815Why are you wearing that nameYou're not even running your shitty ha ha pun parody questwhat are you doing
>>31673824Yeah, listen to ME that is, or the other guy. BUT NO.NOPE.WE'RE JUST GONNA CHOOSE TO LOSE.
>>31673821The 66 wasn't enough anon.Duh. Who do you think you're fighting?
>>31673842What is this, Princess Guard Quest?
Rolled 52>>31673852I forgot to get rid of it and hadn't posted until I came in here. Then someone pointed that out, so I kept it to reply to them.Then I forgot again.
>>31673848>And having a DC80 is outright retarded.It's like you don't want consequences to your choices or something.>There's challenging and then there's just end the quest....the quest is ending regardless. What does it matter if it's BAD END?
>>31673854A weakened but determined ghost, who has only just begun to consume us?And in merging with us, should be able to be targeted by all our reprogrammed shards?
>>31673854Ourselves?Honestly, I'm surprised Erebus hasn't flubbed a dice roll and killed himself.
You retarded fuckers. All of you, except the people who voted 1.Why? And don't give me that "I was only pretending to be stupid, hurr!"
>>31673877It's unsatisfying for everyone?And having played the entire bossfight perfectly and collected all our shards before he could get any of them should really be worth something.
FUCK THIS.I want us to fucking explode into cyber code and infect Vigil itself. Let us abandon our meager form and attack the cyber world where we're getting battled from. Burn all our XP, all of our fucking shards! ATTACK THE SOURCE. ATTACK VIGIL ITSELF
If this fails, we need to summon Hecate. The DC was at least 70, which means we'll have less than a 20% chance of success.
>>31673879>A weakened but determined ghost,Anon, that's us.We're the weakened shadow of Erebus.The True Erebus has the full might and backing of his fully operational battle station behind him.
>>31673528I thought we needed himSort of misunderstood the scenario presented.D'oh well.
Erebus crawls forward, slowly. He's taking over more and more space. And there's less and less room for you.<Incredible, how Chaos has merged with you like this.>You can feel him surround you within your own body. Section you off.<Your friends out there will make excellent meals. The female that appears as El'lora reeks of Chaos.><Not...Abigail...you...bastard...!><Then stop me, Shadow.>Vote 1:>He's winning. I've got to call Hecate, I've got to warn them! (Warn your allies. Erebus will take over)Vote 2:>I can't let him win!!! (Spend all energy fighting. If you lose, you won't be able to warn them.)
>>31673896Butthurt, mostly. I thought of clever options and had them all discarded.My only desire is to drive this as far off the rails as possible, now.
>>31673905It's the Metatron fight all over again.
>>31673905>for everyoneFOR YOU maybe.Fucking hell, lrn 2 deal with failure.
>>31673934>I can't let him win!!! (Spend all energy fighting. If you lose, you won't be able to warn them.)
>>3167382166 is a 28% pass rate.So, DC pretty fukkin high.
>>31673528I figured killing him would make the Vigil initiate its self-destruct sequence, because he's exactly enough of a spiteful asshole to do that.
>>31673824I still cannot believe you fuckers thought CONSUMING Erebus, our progenitor, on his own spaceship and in his own made-up world was a good idea. He fucking made us, why did anyone think consuming him was even remotely a good idea? And don't tell me the majority of you voted because 'Erebus mah waifu' or 'lel', I don't believe it, there had to be some more reasonable, logical explanation I missed...yeh, I MAD. Wish I was there for the voting. >:(
>>31673896>implying I didn't want this to happenEvil Shadow is best Shadow.
>>31673928i don't really know how you misunderstand being a program of the thing we're fightingor that he was goading us into it by suggesting we kill him himselfbut okay
>>316739343let him winlike i give a fuck at this point
Rolled 71>>31673934>>I can't let him win!!! (Spend all energy fighting. If you lose, you won't be able to warn them.)
>>31673934>I can't let him win!!! (Spend all energy fighting. If you lose, you won't be able to warn them.)He has the power to vaporize Venia instantly. If he takes control as we warn them, then they die anyway. They'll just know it's coming.
>>31673936>I can't let him win!!! (Spend all energy fighting. If you lose, you won't be able to warn them.)
>>31673934>Image cannot be displayed because it contains errorsCORRUPTION IS WINNINGAlso, pocket him because idgaf
>>31673934>He's winning. I've got to call Hecate, I've got to warn them! (Warn your allies. Erebus will take over)
>>31673934Did the DC increase again? I'mm not stupid enough to risk our allies on a less than 20% chance for success...
>>31673934>I can't let him win!!! (Spend all energy fighting. If you lose, you won't be able to warn them.)ok, so the 90 did nothing and it was DC 100. Might as well do one last roll, the quest is over once we die anyways.There isn't a single person on the planet who could really fight us now.Even less so once Erebus takes over Vigil
>>31673979Yes, it did.
SM look what you've done.No.Look at what WE'VE done.Does it please you?Are we fueling your ascension to godhood with our suffering?
>>31673934>Call HecateMaybe Abigail can bring us back with Love or something.
>>31673990>it increased againTHEN WHATS THE FUCKING POINT
>>31673941People butthurt over their blatantly idiotic choices screwing them over becuase "but i made some BATTLE choices right!!"
>>31673982Maybe Abby can power of love us into waking up?I don't know, this is just annoying how the whole fight was completely irrelevant.
This is the same bullshit as the fight with Metatron.We do great only for one bad dice roll at the end to invalidate the entire thing.
>>31673990So what is it now SM, 110?We could get a crit and you'd tell us it was too little.two crits even
>>31674011the point is that you chose poorly and will pay for it>>31674015this, dumbasses don't realize that that wasn't a morality choiceit was a combat choice
>>31673990SM, I'm hyperventilating. Stop this madness, please.
So 66 is not good enough, meaning that the chance of getting a success on each die was less than 1 in 3.Assuming that the DC was something more like 75, we would need to hit a 1 in 4 chance 2 out of 3 times.The odds of doing that are the odds of succeeding all the rolls, plus the odds of each of the combinations where we have one failure.The odds of all three succeeding are 1 in 64. The odds of a combination where we get a single success is 9 in 64. So the total odds that we would succeed were 10 in 64, or about 15%. And that's assuming that the DC was 75. If it was 80, the odds would be even worse.And with each failed attempt, the DC gets higher.I suspect that we are now in single digit percent chance of success.
Most people don't seem to notice that I'm calling a vote with that post, so I'll call another one in a second.Despite what you might think this decision is still vitally important.>>31673999I could have gone either way, to be honest. I'm not cackling with glee that you picked the "right" decision. Both paths would have been very satisfying to write.
>>31674032>one bad dice rollYOU FUCKING LET MATTHEL SPEAK.
>>31674019>rm -rfJust wipe ourselves.NO ONE WINS.
>>31674032No, anon. This was only one bad choice at the endof the boss fight. And he tried to warn us to boot.
>You have many interesting powersSo he never have them before we are "infected" with chaos, now he will be too. Ha we can still win this from the inside.
>>31673934Let me break down the decision.We warn our allies. Erebus either scours Venia clean, or our allies manage to fight him off, and then Chaos breaks out shortly afterwards.We try to fight, we lose because the DC is probably 90 or so, and Erebus proceeds to scour Venia clean.Fuck it.
>>31674083This is really our only prayer - that we manage to keep a shard of ourselves alive with Chaos and consume Vigil's network from within.
>>31674055I just want us to trust our allies for once in our fucking lives and realize that we don't need to do everything alone.
>>31674055You had to have known people wouldn't take the Burn to nothing option, if only in mirror to the fight with Temerity.And having nothing but a continued loss with one roll presumably over DC is just stupid.Not even a second won?
>>31674104VOTE RIGHT.i want SECRET UNDERCOVER EREBUS QUEST.i want them to suspect nothing until it's too late.
Whelp, at least we tried. This will be an interesting end. Expect a lot of hate SM, people have had a lot of time to get attached. And honestly it does seem questionable, I thought we'd need his power.
So that's it. We finally lose. We end up being the ones devoured.Warning them won't do them any good. The last time they fought against Erebus, it nearly tore the world apart. Without the other Elemental lords, they wouldn't last a day. Erebus gets his wish; he'll be alone again. Probably forever.I hold no grudges. It's been a lot of fun.
See >>31674053For the odds.Success resisting Erebus is extremely unlikely. You would have better odds playing Russian roulette with five bullets.We should warn our allies, get them to fuck us/Erebus up, and that might change things up enough to have a chance.
>>31674129This isn't the end. For some reason everything thinks the quest will end if you're consumed.You're forgetting a massive variable that wasn't in place until after Erebus was gone.------------------------Vote 1:>warn your allies of what's comingVote 2:>go for broke and fight back
>>31674129nowhere in quest has it been indicated that we needed his power from himselfit was vigil we neededand to get access to vigil we needed to destroy erebusits very very clear
>>31674129Yeah this really seems like bullshit.It blends with what >>31674119 with people seeing Erebus pretty much as Temerity 2.0
Don't be dumb, guys. We lost. We fucked up, and we lost. But our allies might be able to save us, if they have a moment to prepare. If he takes us over, he's going to walk in there and stab them in the back.
>>31673905http://pastebin.com/Gs4HircY>Failure. /tg/ cannot deal with failure of any kind. They must always win.That's you. That's how dumb you sound.
>>31674158>warn your allies of what's cominginteresting, lets see what happens then.
>>316741582FOR MUH WAIFU ILA
>>31674158Also, someone should go tell Kan-Abar that the time to sac their civilization for Leviathan might be sooner rather than later.
>>31674166>any kind>the conclusion of the entire questBit of a difference between losing a combat encounter, and the annihilation of everything we've fought for and care about.
>>31674165>If he takes us over, he's going to walk in there and stab them in the back.B-But I want to read that scene.The lies to their face. The impersonation. Remembering how to pretend to have emotions again.>>31674186VOTE RIGHT
You all know we're going to fail and they'll get slaughtered right? SM said it wasn't the end but if everyone on the Nemesis kicks it then it certainly is.
>>31674229That and our second roll was actually pretty good.Should have at least slowed him down, but I doubt we would have gotten even that on anything but a 100.
>>31674238I honestly kind of want to read it out of morbid curiosity, I chose 1 though
>>31674229The conclusion of the entire quest is the BEST POSSIBLE TIME for failure.Because it doesn't end the quest prematurely!The quest isn't ending anyway. So you're being foolish.
>>31674158cutting off votes
> all those people voting 2At this point, success against Erebus is pretty close to impossible. Warning the others would have given them a heads up, but now Erebus can just kill them all at his leisure.
>>31674239We're not going to roll well enough anyway, so who gives a shit?I don't know why anyone is voting for 2 unless they want to see Erebus kill everyone.
Let's get Hecate to contact Davey Chrockett
>>31674267Can we just get a Clear answer SM?Did the 90+ rolled earlier do anything at all, or would we have had to roll two in the 90's to even slow him down?
>>31674279That's what I want to see, yes.That way you can understand the full consequences of the previous poor choice.
>>31674277GOOD.there's no way to win.but we can at least watch him do stuff in style. stealthy like.Erebus has never had to fake having emotions in millions of years. Who wants to see Erebus Spaghetti Quest?!
>>31674277>>31674279Vigil could vaporize the Nemesis with ease.
>>31674279See >>31674265Of course people want to see Erebus kill everyone.Remember the thread when we got Erebus' backstory?/tg/ was practically tripping over itself trying to justify going along with Erebus' plan and exterminating all life on Venia.
>>31674267Thank goodness 1 wins.
>>31674277If we resist his takeover they die anyway.
>>31674291But David would love True Erebus even more than he loves us, the programmed shadow of Erebus.
Warning allies.>writing>>31674293The first DC was 60; two dice needed to be greater than that.The second DC was 70. You were close.This one would have been 85, which is close to the highest DC I've ever set for a roll I realistically thought would happen. In choosing to warn them, you chose correctly.
>>31674170>>31674173>>31674177>>31674180>>31674187>>31674190>>31674191>>31674197>>31674205>>31674218>>31674219>>31674214>>31674230>>31674232>>31674238>>31674241>>31674244>>31674255>>31674168>>31674174>>31674184>>31674188>>31674192>>31674193>>31674195>>31674206>>31674207>>31674208>>31674222>>31674223>>31674256And it is done.
>>31674335>correctly>not wanting 'Erebus Fakes Emotions to keep their guard down until it's too late' scenes
>>31674312What about the Jump Drive?
>>31674320Resisting is extremely unlikely to succeed. If you want to play Russian Roulette with five bullets, go right ahead. But recognize that it's mathematically a stupid choice.
Rolled 84, 87, 4 = 175>>31674335Lets try for kicks.
>>31674297What if Erebus's plan is just to take our place so he can have our sister-waifu and family and best bro Flint etc etc ??????????????????????
>>31674335I wish people would've chosen correctly earlier. Then this could've been avoided.
>>31674335And so ends Shadow Quest.
>>31674335So now what the fuck happensIs there supposed to be some conceivable way they can bring us back?
>>31674358Wow. That would have just been depressing.
>>31674358Lol, failure by 1. That would have been epic.
>>31674370And so begins Erebus Quest.>>31674335So are we getting a POV shift to Abigail or what?
>>31674358>84, 87HA! I am glad I try that.
>>31674375That is the implication I believe.
>>31674375Nah dude it's zero. Sorry to say you guys fucked up. Nothing left just a overwritten program.
>>31674375At this point, we just get digested and die.What happens after that is totally out of our hands.
>>31674358That would have been immensely frustrating.
Everything Is Awful Somebody do something pls
>>31674375We're just going to have to corrupt Erebus back. Hopefully we can hunker down in a tiny seed of Shadow right above the Arbiter ability.
>>31674335<HECATE! EREBUS GOT CONTROL! DON'T ASK ME HOW HE DID IT, BUT HE DID IT! THIS NIGGA HUNGRY AND HE WANTS TO KILL EVERYTHING! RUN, MOTHERFUCKERS, RUUUUUUUUUN!>
>>31674375>Erebus Subroutine Questno.
SM, I want to let you know that no matter how this ends, you're still beautiful.Even if everything that we've worked so hard on and tried to create comes crashing down around us as we pathetically try and fight back, but there is no fighting back. This is The Happening.There are no breaks. There are no stops.This is it.
>>31674335I know you might think this is a good cliff hanger to end the night on or something, but please don't.The shit storm that will be raised if we don't get a lot more plot out of the way would be tremendous.
>>31674393>>31674399We overwrote every last shard.That shouldn't just be immediately dismissed.Like we have pretty much entirely corrupted our systems, and I'd like to see Erebus have to deal with that.
>>31674407Thanks anon. I needed that.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0GFRcFm-aYWell, better luck next time
>>31674401>he doesn't enjoy Suffering>he doesn't enjoy BAD ENDI'll bet you thought any story where the main character dies at the end sucks, too.
>>31674437>I know you might think this is a good cliff hanger to end the night on or something, but please don't.PLEASE DOPLEASE YESONE WEEK HIATUS
>>31674375We play as Flint and tell Erebus to go climb a wall of perfectly ordered dicks.
Why did we even bother to fight Erebus at all?
>>31674444no, just the ones you like
>>31674438<Let me see, where did I stick my backup orbs so I can reload to defaults?>
Killing him outright was the safer choice that gave up the possibility of more power. It would have meant not having these high DCs here, but everything else afterwards would be harder comparatively.Consuming him was the high risk high reward gambit. It lumped high DCs onto us now in order to possibly have everything lower later. Oh well. Things do like they do.
>>31674465You know I actually need that the Hype and Happening are approaching critical mass
Hey if we nuke the entire US then surely SM can never end SQ?
>>31674438You chose badly. Deal with it.
>>31674438>Ha ha! While you were sleeping, I installed Linux!
>>31674438> deal with thatHe's not a mere Shard himself, like Judgment, fucker.He's Erebus, the Lord of Darkness himself.He doesn't need to FIGHT recalcitrant shards.
Well you get your fucking Sword of Damocles SM. I hope you're proud of yourself.
>>31674544How would it have gone though?People vote to burn him with Humanity's flame and... he Snuffs it, and goes on to CONSUME us?
>>31674544Don't blame him. Blame the retarded anons who voted to consume Erebus.
>>31674544We chose this. SM gave us the choice. Don't blame him fro our stupidity.
>>31674541>I installed Windows ME and then made it run Linux!>THIS IS AN APPLE MACHINE
>>31674524It was pretty much the expected choice though.Either because EXPOr because ShardebusOr because Temerity fight similarities
>tfw no Erebus taking our place and no one can suspecti just want to see them slowly figure it out. it's exciting.
>>31674564Eh, we probably would have had much lower DCs for the consuming.
>>31674590Of course. That's why the major last hint to kill him was how he was telling us to.That was the calculation Erebus counted on, us not listening to him.
Rolled 70, 88, 32 = 190Seeing how hypothetical roll would have gone.
Why didn't we take Venia.....and push it somewhere else on the Barrier??
>>31674626bitch we already did that. see >>31674358
>>31674626>>31674358YOUR ROLLS ARE WEAK
>>31674626I like this '2 out of 3 must be higher' system SM uses.It allows multiple anon participation in the rolls, yet doesn't make high DCs laughably easy.
>>31674681on it right now anon
Open this image in a new tab. Press F11.You will forget how this quest makes you feel.
So I've been listening to the Orion track from TSFH for this. The background exposition song for Erebus' past works pretty well for the fall of his Shadow.
>>31674681I'm almost ready to join you, anon. I've wet my feet with a variety of Debian distributions over the last two years, and I'm ready to move on to Arch.Soon.
Rolled 77Whatever "oh noes after we slapped his shit for the entire fight something bad happens." It isn't over. Just haven't realized who SM is yet
>>31674738But I don't want to.I want to cherish this hilarity forever.
Shadow Quest - where in the end love fails and the void rules forever.
>>31674844CHAOS IS WEAKBOW DOWN TO THE VOID AND SUCKIT
>>31674857Now can we engage Operation Xiledrop and Shadow Turret the moon?
>>31674787The wonderful, beautifuly irony in all this?Humanity and Erebus both chose the same strategy.Nuke it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.And Shadow, sentimental, greedy fool that he is, ignored the wisdom of both.And paid for it.
>>31674857O-okay void-san...I'm sorry for corrupting your program, I'll work really hard to suck every little bit of chaos out and lick it up until you're nice and clean.