Big Changes Quest Thread 9Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigChangesQuestRules, Character Sheet, & extras http://pastebin.com/u/QuestMasterGyojiArchive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Big%20Changes%20Quest-Rules changed recently, brush up if you think you need too. Kinda sad I nixed dice explosions...but it was a necessary sacrifice--No clear consensus reached last thread. 4 Successes remain in the bank until extended down time or the end of thread-Sky is black. There is an unconscious man held beneath you. He could manipulate gravity on a very limited scale. You’re taller than most woman in the country and your clothes are close to bursting against tensing muscles that in you aesthetic opinion could use some more definition.Behind you, a ways across the roof, is a figure in blue. You cannot tell much about them beneath their glasses, rebreather, and the electrical hum beneath the outfit that prevents your now expanded perceptions for telling you anything about them.The main beneath you, he has something you want. Information to start, but there is something else pulling at you. There is something else that he has which you, or the red and black trying to well to the surface where you’ve made contact with him, want.Blue, you’ve no other idea what to call this person, falls back and pops her hip while crossing her arms. Exaggerated posture suggests she’s a woman at least. If she has some body power like you...it would be hard to tell.“Still, I’m curious why you didn’t kill him. He’s unarmed now, and with your friends likely to call the police soon, they’ll have little to go on for an arrest beyond your testimony,” Blue’s voice buzzes.“And just what do you know or care about this?” you growl as your aggression starts to rise. Who is she? What does she want?
>>31821517“I know as much as I do, which is why I have some questions for you,” is she smiling beneath her disguise? “What are you going to do with him? Where do you think you can take him now? How will you explain what happened? I’m not particularly interesting, so lets make this about you,”Her arms spread wide as she arches her back and stretches.“Though if you want a conversation or a fight, we might want to change venues,” her electronic voice grouses as she pops from her relaxed posture into a low and guarded crouch. Her hands remain visible and she doesn’t redraw her baton.You rise to face her, your earlier assailant an unconscious ragdoll in your hand.Multiple Choices to make. Please make a selection from both.1>Reign in your anger. “Okay, lets talk.” (where do you suggest?)>Remain angry, “We’re having this out right here”>Fly away>Beat a motherfucker with another motherfucker right here.>Beat a motherfucker with another motherfucker somewhere else (where do you suggest?)>Other2>”I’m going to get answers!”>”I don’t need to explain myself,”>”I have no idea what I’m going to do with him,”>”He has something I want,”>Other
>>318215271>Ignore her, if she bothered showing up in the first place it's because we have something SHE wants. Wait around for the guy to wake up for questioning, stay alert to avoid her getting a surprise attack in though.2>”I’m going to get answers!”
>>31821527>Reign in your anger. “Okay, lets talk.” (where do you suggest?) - here is fine, I don't think we made a commotion.>”I’m going to get answers!”
>>31821603Yeah, this. No need to make a scene here.
>>31821527So, uhh, these bullets that have been fired at us. Do they still have their primers? I would assume bullets shot like that look very different when they hit things, like doors and people. The police should have noted that from the apartment shooting.unsure about decisions
>>31821683You'll remember he did have a gun, and you heard point blank gunshots through your door.He only used his powers when getting your attention up here and when he attacked you here.
>>31821697Hey, you get those probabilities?
>>31821738I'd forgotten about them over the weekend rush. Thank you for the reminder. I'll be reading them before next thread.
Hey, good morning quest, I'll be awake in a moment..
>>31821697huh. so...why? Because gravity bullets aren't loud? I mean, as a weapon, you've got significantly lower rate of fire and at best slightly more accurate.meh,1>Reign in your anger. “Okay, lets talk.” (where do you suggest?)>right here2>He has something I want, but I suppose it would be easier to get it from you.spread a bit of red and black and the floor, ready to whatever.
>>31821799...because super powers?Rule of Cool?It looked cool and thought it would be intimidating?Take your pick. I thought it was cool so I wrote it.
>>31821527"Alright, we'll talk, Tomoe-san. Just give me a moment. He's got something else I want.. I think.."Familiar following female, a bit of a gamble to call her that outright, but that's my bet.Really hoping that 'other thing' we want is draining his power.
>>31821697Which means, we have a gun, fingerprints, ballistics, and likely power residue to link him--But with powers could the police hope to hold him?Hoping guesses about it being a power drain are right.>>31821799I figured his gravitic launch is more powerful. He already established that the gun on it's own can't drop us, so it makes sense that he'd go for a better attack this time.
A growl escapes your lips, a steamjet of your anger to relieve the pressure. Your musculature, which had been unconsciously surging beyond it’s new normal dimensions relax a bit and the tightness across your chest, shoulders, thighs, and butt lessens but does not vanish entirely.“Okay,” you try to put your best face forward, “Let’s talk. Right here. The won’t be looking on the rooftops right away anyhow,”“If you’re comfortable. Sure, here’s fine,” Blue laughs.“I’m going to get answers,” you resolve leaving the how and where unsaid; that’s all you’re willing to give this woman right now.She nods and holds her hidden chin as the buzzing in the background rises and falls as she paces a bit.“Understandable. You’re alone and confused in everything that’s happening to you. Of course the appearance of someone else with abilities beyond what you know as normal would spur your curiosity. Frankly I was hoping to take care of him before you noticed,” she sighs and places her hands on her hips.She is very animated, going from relaxed to tense at the drop of a hat. What’s her game?“And just look at the size of you, you’re evolving far faster than I would have expected. It’s amazing!” she draws out the amazing as she clasps her hands together, “Though as much admiration as it’s worth, I’m not going to start worshipping you like a god. That’s their end goal, not ours,”
>>31822138Even through the buzzing interference, there’s something loosely familiar about her mannerisms and parts of her body language. You could press your expanded sense against it just to be sure or...what if you just called her out. She worked for the hospital that Mori Micro Industries had bought, and said you were her first patient. It seems incredibly obvious, unless they wanted it to be, but could Blue be Tomoko Tomoe?Red and Black well reflexively inside of the hand holding the gunman. It wants out, it wants at him, and you aren’t certain why. Does it see him as a threat, is it beyond your control? It loosely reminds you of the yearning you felt when you first found the ambient radiation in the bay.1>What do you ask her?2>Press Senses against Blue?>Accuse Blue of being Tomoko Tomoe?>Refer to her as Tomoko Tomoe in the middle of conversation and see if she corrects you>Other3>Let the red and black out>keep the red and black in>try to figure out what it wants from him>try and sense what he has that you want>other
>>31822152>What do you know about him and his group?>What has happened to me?>Press senses>try to figure out what it wants from him
>>318221521. Then what is your group's end goal?2. Refer to her as Tomoko Tomoe in the middle of conversation and see if she corrects you3. Let the red and black out
>>31822152>Who are you?don't expect much of an answer>Who am I?find out what she knows>Who knows about these kinds of incidents?>What does Mor Micro want with me?>Will my friends get caught up in this?>Will my family get caught up in this?>Will places I've been to get caught in this?>more questions like this>How was the beef?Keep the red and black in. We'll let it out later.
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>>31822152Ouch, missed the vote this time>>31822183This sounds fine to me.
>>31822152"They have a funny way of 'worship', what with the bullets and the shooting and all.">Refer to her as Tomoko Tomoe in the middle of conversation and see if she corrects you"And what is Mori Micro's role in all this anyway?">try to figure out what it wants from him>try and sense what he has that you want
Rolled 6, 5, 1, 4, 1, 2, 5, 2, 6, 6 = 38Voting Closed. Writing in a bit.Seems you want to trap her with words.Roll 8d6, best of 3 against the above roll.
Rolled 2, 6, 6, 5, 1, 5, 5, 5 = 35>>31822620Here we go, 8d6
Rolled 6, 5, 3, 1, 1, 2, 6, 2 = 26>>31822620
Rolled 4, 6, 3, 2, 6, 2, 4, 4 = 31>>31822620Behold!
Rolled 6, 3, 5, 5, 4, 3, 4, 2 = 32>>31822620We'll win!
6 vs 6, difficulty met. Trap of words sprung. Will write shortly.
You consider your questions, first your internal ones. Trying to feel out what the Red and Black desires from the man in your hands. Why is there want? What is it that is wanted? The warmth in your hands extends, perceiving him, and you understand.Throughout his systems, which have been minorly restructured on a cellular level for enhanced agility and the manipulation of specifically localized gravitational forces, there is the presence of assorted microscopic constructs of heavy metals, carbon polymer, and other materials or energies you do not understand. There are three distinct colonies. One is attached to his nervous system and brain. Another is located in the muscle tissue of his arms, legs, and abdomen. The last are located in his hands.Then, you experience in a split second a material breakdown of his body beyond the colonies. Its abnormal, his bones are altered to be more like with light weight metals than brittle bone while still being bone and having marrow. The chemical composition of what remains in his body also extends before you, if it gets what it wants, he is dead and just that many raw materials.The Red and Black wants the things inside of him, and you know that removing the colony in his hands would leave him injured. Taking what is in his arms, legs, and abdomen would leave him injured and dying from being unable to cope with the material makeup of his bones. Removing the colony in his nervous system and spine would leave him crippled and possibly brain damaged.It makes you sick.You’ve got other things to worry about, your interview with blue. No time to be shaken up or disgusted.As it stands, you’ll need more information about the girl before you start your friendly interrogation. Refocusing your senses on her, you press trying to break past the interference. Buzzing intensifies and grows louder. A reverberation sounds and you feel the rooftop tremor slightly.
>>31823417Worriedly, she flips a switch on a small box on her belt beneath her hooded coat. The buzz stops. Your senses can pick up things again. You know her approximate height, weight, that the box is now red hot and overworked and is filled with familiar but different heavy metals and carbon polymers. She is human and possesses no internal augmentations, but her outfit and gear are all something the red and black could want.The internal components of the box remain hot, and she removes it, dropping to the tarmac. Its useless now, hot slag.“...I’m going to have to pay for that you know,” she says in frustration.“Didn’t know I’d overheat it,” you withdraw your senses, a tad embarrassed.Embarrassed is better than sick. Better than a part of you considering the man in your grip as raw materials.“So. Who are you? Who do you think I am? What happened to me?” you begin with the basic queries that seem situationally relevant and the one question that has haunted you since this all began.She hums as she brings a finger to her covered cheek.“The first one ~is a secret~,” she sings the end before becoming serious, “You are Tsubasa Campbell. Young professional currently reviewing job postings in engineering and high science fields, but you haven’t sent out a resume in almost 4 months. After a rather heroic display you by all rights should have died when an oxygen heavy tanker full of genetically altered algae was struck by lightning...but it wasn’t,”She shakes her head and walks over to the roof’s raised edge to sit down and kick one leg over the other, leaning back over the drop like it didn’t concern her.
>>31823448“There was more than algae in the tank. It was built and maintained using the latest derivative of a found technology. Unfortunately, what it was doing was not entirely understood, so while it moved within the earth’s magnetic field there was an electrical charge built up within the tank. Eventually, it had to escape and reached for the sky,” she lets out an electronic sigh, “Still lightning, but it started in the truck instead of above. A piece of the truck, covered in burning Algae and this technology impaled you. Before this technology could be deactivated, it became part of you and adapted its task after saving your life and continued it’s programmed work of enhancing the life form it was in contact with along a number of parameters for a number of rather interesting tasks,”“So what does Mori Micro want with me, do they want their technology back? You said it was a part of me, are they going to go after my friends and family...are more guys like this-” you raise the gunman high, “-going to come after my friends and family?”“Not at all. They’re just a-mazed by your survival. Something like what you’ve become is unheard of. Full and true bonding with a colony that wasn’t even meant for human enhancement and cooperation? Its a miracle,” her giggle cracks and fractals through the electronic voice filter, “And Mori Micro won’t be sending anyone like that man after you,”“So who is he? Who does he work for really? Who do you work for, Tomoe?” why is she being evasive about the technology...colonies, heavy metals, the fluid nature of the red and black. You slip her name in you quick line of near pleading questions.
>>31823465“He’s a nobody. An experiment turned into a hit man for a zealot’s cause,” she grouses, “A long time ago, a group of people found a structure older than the fossil record of humanity’s primate ancestors. Inside, they found wondrous things. One group believed it would allow them to make a god. The other group wanted to use what they found to save the world, both from existing means of manmade extinction and stopping the splinter groups ambitions,”She stops and looks at you, you can feel her eyes shoot wide beneath her lenses before she composes herself.“His faction think you are the means to create their god, either make you one on your own or use you to bring about it’s creation,” her heart rate is faster even though she’s composed herself. Her voice is searching for something, “I work for Mori Micro Industries. I was following to keep an eye out for men like him and to see how you were handling your changes before another representative made contact,”Is she lying? She probably is Tomoe. Keeping tabs on you, spying on you, but...-Only refer to set 3 if you’re taking stuff here and now-1.>”I don’t want what’s happened to me,”>”You mean I’m full of ancient nano machines?”>”I want to eat the nano machine colonies in this guy,”>”I don’t want to deal with Midori Micro, leave me alone and thank you for the anwers,”>”I don’t believe you,”>”I believe you,”>Other>Other other other>Its too much.2 -Hey, you still have this guy here full of heavy metals and things you want.>Leave it be for now.>Take 1 colony, which one.>Take 2 colonies, which two.>Take all 3 colonie.3 -If you’re taking anything>Roughly>Gently>Try to restructure him to minimize damage, he was experimented on, maybe he didn’t want to do this.>He gets what he gets if we take what we want, he’s nothing to you and put your friends in danger.>Kill him>Other
>>31823494>”I don’t want to deal with Midori Micro, leave me alone and thank you for the anwers,”>Leave it be for now.
>>31823494>”You mean I’m full of ancient nano machines?”>”My nano machines want to eat the nano machine colonies in this guy,”
>>31823494>>”I don’t want to deal with Midori Micro, leave me alone and thank you for the anwers,”>Take 1 colony, which one.Take the hand>GentlyGotta see how removing it effects him, people can live without a hand
>>31823494>1"I would like to believe you, but you'll understand if I am hesitant to trust right at the moment.">2"Unless you have any pointers, I'm going to see if I can find a way to disarm this guy without horribly killing him."See if we can reset his changes back to human enough to survive without the colonies, and remove them.Might need to find a quiet place to work first though.
>>31823632Could be a worthy experiment, trying to affect change in another.
>>31823632Not a bad idea.
>>31823448>The internal components of the box remain hot, and she removes it, dropping to the tarmac. Its useless now, hot slag.Remember to collect that, if she doesn't.>>31823465There does seem to be a mystic element to this that MM doesn't acknowledge, or at least more to it, judging from our experiences.If this account is accurate though, MM sounds like decent folk to cautiously associate with.Just that they are the one talking to you while the other is kinda crazy and trying to kill/worship you causes some bias too.
>>31823632A good experiment I'd say.
Difficulty 8.Hmmm...generating your dice poolSkilled & Cunning are involved.Heart, because this is an act of great empathy and humanity in trying not to kill him.Earned Your Masters in EngineeringMolecularly Optimized Musculoskeletal structure because of your experience with fine tuning.And Low Grade Cosmic Awareness.and Enviable Metabolism because of your ability to quickly break down the colonies.19d6 dice pool. Best of 3. Good Luck.
Rolled 1, 1, 1, 4, 5, 3, 5, 6, 4, 4, 4, 2, 6, 2, 6, 4, 4, 2, 4 = 68>>31823774Ddddddddddddice!
Rolled 1, 6, 3, 6, 4, 2, 2, 1, 5, 4, 4, 6, 5, 3, 4, 5, 1, 6, 5 = 73>>31823774
Rolled 1, 5, 1, 2, 2, 1, 4, 3, 3, 3, 2, 2, 6, 1, 3, 3, 5, 6, 6 = 59>>31823774
Rolled 4, 3, 5, 2, 4, 3, 5, 3, 3, 3, 2, 4, 5, 5, 1, 2, 3, 3, 5 = 65>>31823774Dice Action GO~!
12 versus 82 degrees of success.Spend on action or bank?
>>31823887Spend on action.
>>31823794If I understand the new system right, I think we just barely made it.
>>31823887bank one, spend other on doing it harmlessly
>>31823794Maybe you did good, anon?
>>31823910Guess I don't understand it right. Oh well, still made it!>>31823887Spend one on ensuring that he is intact. Or, if we are already getting that, maybe on.. tagging him in some way that we can find him easily.Bank the other.
>>31823887welp, I probably should have read the rules before putting all those probabilities togetherhahahahaaaaaa:(
>>31823982There there, it's okay
Other Option:Nervous System Colony:Acquire: Variable Precision Targeting 2d6OrAcquire 5 points in the bankOrIncrease Low Grade Cosmic Awareness by 1 die and Change a word.Arm, Leg, Torso ColonyAcquire: Ultralight Skeleton 1d6OrAcquire 3 Successes in the bankOrChange 2 words in Molecularly Optimized Musculoskeletal Structure.Hand ColonyAcquire: Gravity Variable Inertial Accelerator 1d6OrAcquire 3 banked Successes.OrIncrease Winged Electro Gravitational Self Propulsion by 1 die.
>>31824075Acquire: Gravity Variable Inertial Accelerator 1d6
>>31823993all that work for nothing :(this new one is so easy to do tooooooofuuuck
>>31824075Increase Low Grade Cosmic Awareness by 1 dieAcquire 3 Successes in the bankIncrease Winged Electro Gravitational Self Propulsion by 1 die.
>>31824075>Acquire: Ultralight Skeleton 1d6I like the sound of that.
>>31824111>>31824171You get to choose one of the or options from colony.like >>31824169 here suggested.>>31824125I'm so sorry. Would you like a minor spoiler sent to you via twitter direct message?
>>31824184NOI'M REDOING IT NOWGET YOUR BODY READY
>>31824171Being light does not serve sumo.As for flying: We heavy bomber.Rather bank that one.
>>31824169Oh that was an AND not an OR.How about adding Penetrating to that our Awareness. Seems things can resist it.
>>31824233ugh no sumo plz
>>31824283pretty sure things will be able to resist whether we add penetrating or notadding another die will give a bonus just like penetrating will, but it will also improve all the other areas at the same time
>>31824312We are adding a die with that option, apparently we get to change a word too.
>>31824285Remember, there are many body types involved in sumo and several weight categories as well.Women's sumo is a fairly varied sport, apparently.
>>31824326missed that, you're right
>>31824353is there a 0% body fat category? I might be ok with that. MIGHT
So, these two options seem contested. Applying Option 1.Arm, Leg, Torso ColonyAcquire: Ultralight Skeleton 1d6OrAcquire 3 Successes in the bankOrChange 2 words in Molecularly Optimized Musculoskeletal Structure.Hand ColonyAcquire: Gravity Variable Inertial Accelerator 1d6OrAcquire 3 banked Successes.OrIncrease Winged Electro Gravitational Self Propulsion by 1 die.
>>31824438>Acquire: Ultralight Skeleton 1d6Want that lightness.>Increase Winged Electro Gravitational Self Propulsion by 1 die.Sure.
>>31824438>Acquire: Ultralight Skeleton 1d6>Acquire: Gravity Variable Inertial Accelerator 1d6
>>31824438I'm still gonna say:Bank 3.Increase Increase Winged Electro Gravitational Self Propulsion
>>31824438Acquire: Ultralight Skeleton 1d6Increase Winged Electro Gravitational Self Propulsion by 1 die.
Acquire dense Musculoskeletal Structure so we can be stronger without going supersize.Then try to lighten it.
Seems you want that Ultralight Skeletonand you want to increase WEGSPMaking the changes.
>>31824377Bodyfat isn't a category at all there is no required amount.
>>31824438Increase flight.Bank the rest (spend on strength later).
>>31824590I knowthat was more a reflection of my own personal desiresand I don't really want to do sumoit'll feel like cheating with our powers which are literally godlikealso our friends will think we're weird
>>31824627Too late..Can anyone explain why the hell they voted for light bones?Seems counter productive to getting Huge, or at least pointless next to our other changes.
>>31824673For improved flight and so we don't break chairs when we sit down due to our increased weight; the alternative would be to have a constantly on gravitational field to reduce our weight.
Tension mounts between you for a moment before you break the silence."I would like to believe you, but you'll understand if I am hesitant to trust right at the moment." you murmur before holding out your free hand and bringing it close to the face of your unconscious assailant, “Unless you have any pointers, I'm going to see if I can find a way to disarm this guy without horribly killing him."She rises quickly with arm outstretched toward you and she shouts, but it is drowned out from the sensation of the red and black engulfing your hand and plunging into him. You can read his genetic structure and are able to see every change done to him by the colonies and damages wrought by his environment, drugs, poor nutrition, and the strain of human existence.Using that as your template you undo the things done to his body and draw the colonies out with care. Their silvery color sliding up your arm and tainting the two color surface of your power until it is subsumed into your mass, examined, and broken down.They are nanomachines, extrapolations of currently being explored technology. Your power is smaller, more intricate and with infinitely greater potential. Functioning on the quantum level. This momentary awareness of how you work is elating and exiting. The things it could mean. The wonders you can reach for.Even with this revelation, you still sense the distant eyes upon you. You still have so many questions. As the microscopic tendrils withdraw from him and back into your fingers, you record him. You know his make up, know his smell, know his genetic structure.This man, you could find him again if you so desired. Perhaps after he has returned to his masters. You sneer as you release him and he falls alive and unharmed at the feet of the terrified and charging blue. She checks his pulse and looks up at you. His component powers are still processing and you aren’t sure if you are taking them, enhancing what you have, or using the parts to your own ends.
>>31824700I was okay with gravitational field use.We could have put it into changing the words in the other skeleton power, worried they're going to conflict now.
>>31824723Your work was done in the the time it took her to rush you in fear.“He’s alive,” she whispers, “That shouldn’t have been possible,”A low moan escapes your lips and you pull against your clothing, your muscle volume increasing and hot as you process the nano colonies and your density shifts. Its a good feeling. Like with the radiation, you want more. It will make you strong. You want to be stronger. You want to be MORE.There is more right in front of you. This close, you can see Tomoko Tomoe’s eyes beneath the lenses. She is wrapped in MORE. MORE waits in the slag box a few feet behind her here on the roof. She is trembling, awed and afraid of you, you and your power. That feels good, being marveled and feared. It feels almost better than the thought of MORE.>Saunter past her and eat the box, she’s done with it.>Focus, get a grip on yourself. It’s time to leave. Hanako and Hitomi are probably worried.>Ask Tomoko Tomoe nicely for the nano colonies in her gear, she wants to be friends after all, and friends share.>No, I’m not hungry. I should go find my friends.>Attempt to take the nano colonies in her gear by force!>Hanako and Hitomi...I have to find them.>Other
>>31824749>Saunter past her and eat the box, she’s done with it.>Ask Tomoko Tomoe nicely for the nano colonies in her gear, she wants to be friends after all, and friends share.
>>31824749>Focus, get a grip on yourself. It’s time to leave. Hanako and Hitomi are probably worried.We can always get more later.
>>31824749>Saunter past her and eat the box, she’s done with it.>Ask Tomoko Tomoe nicely for the nano colonies in her gear, she wants to be friends after all, and friends share.I mean, what could possibly go wrong?
>>31824749>>Ask Tomoko Tomoe nicely for the nano colonies in her gear, she wants to be friends after all, and friends share.>Saunter past her and eat the box, she’s done with it.>Hanako and Hitomi...I have to find them.
>>31824749>Saunter past her and eat the box, she’s done with it.Be sure to ask her if it's okay first, we don't want to be rude. After we finish with it we should just leave and make sure our friends are okay.
>>31824749>>Focus, get a grip on yourself. It’s time to leave. Hanako and Hitomi are probably worried.Grab the box before leaving if at all possible though."A lot of things that shouldn't be possible seem to be happening. Look, we'll talk later, I've got to get to the others and lead the police up to this 'crazy guy with a gun'. I Don't imagine he'll say anything that would make sense to anyone, but he used a real gun and real bullets when he tried to kill me earlier, so that should at least get him a nice quiet cell."
>>31824774>>31824825>>31824829Let's NOT terrify her too much, alright?Going all vampire for anything is waaaaaay creepy.Stay grounded guys.
>>31824877hey, we're asking politely, not taking by force
>>31824749>No, I'm not hungry. I should go find my friends.
>>31824749>Focus, get a grip on yourself. It’s time to leave. Hanako and Hitomi are probably worried.7Yeah, we got enough for now.
Five Minutes on the Clock.1 Focus, get a grip etc etc2 Ask politely for her worn nano coloniesReply to this post with the number of your choice and no additional comment within the time limit for your vote to be counted.
>>318250132 Ask politely for her worn nano colonies
Writing in a bit
You snap back to yourself as you see your hungry eyes reflected in Tomoe’s lenses. Just what were you thinking about doing, how far were you about to go. The black and red recedes entirely into your hand and you walk past the frightened girl, pick up the still hot box and your shoulder bag before looking back at the girl. Finally sirens begin to sound.“His gun is in a waste basket over there,” you point, “Leave him by it. My friends are probably worried sick about me,”Hopping down to street level, you compress your form as you had been doing and hit the ground running, lighter on your feet than you expected to be. Thunder peels and the hiss of rain sounds behind you. It catches up as you run and your new clothes get very wet, maybe no one will notice the strain you put it through. The box steams for a bit until it cools entirely. Jogging after the last direction you saw the two in, you eventually find them in front of a convenience store and speaking with a bicycle officer. Hitomi seems haunted, Hanako is worried and gulping down a large coffee, seemingly much better on her feet.It occurs to you that her intolerance problem may mostly be in her head, and learning what you had just done to get them out of harms way might have been sobering. Hitomi is the first to see you from beneath the store’s awning. As you approach, Hanako drops her coffee and breaks into a run pushing past the officer. She trips halfway to you in the rain, falling with a splash, and you help her up and back under the awning.You don’t say much. Just how he dropped his gun into a wastebasket as he approached you, and you managed to overpower him and left him there, unconscious.
>>31826047He’s on his radio, they found him & the gun. They ask if you’ll be able to identify him in a lineup. You’re tired, not tonight, you can’t do anymore tonight.It isn’t long before you’re at the Yukimura homestead. Its late, and Hitomi retrieves blankets, towels, and takes everyone’s wet clothes. Waiting alone in the living room with Hanako on mat floors is deafening with no sound until the girl speaks.“Ami, my lab partner back in bio,” she whispers, “She was an open lesbian and got her share of hate...but no one ever tried to kill her,”She starts sobbing a bit.“But Tsubasa-chan was in the news and people know who you are,” okay she still seems a bit drunk, “and I’m afraid now. Selfish and afraid,”You sit there and look at her. So much on your mind you almost forgot your mundane problems.“Why are people like this? Why do they have to make each other so afraid,” she questions, “Why do I have to be afraid to say I like a girl? I’ve liked plenty of boys. I like boys, but there is one person I like who is very special and it doesn’t matter who or what they are,”She turns away from you.“And even if they don’t return those feelings. Even if they can’t. Even if they don’t know,” she looks at the floor, “I’m afraid of what others will do or say about me because I feel the way I do. And no matter how you feel, there are going to be people who want to hurt you over something so pointless,”> Say nothing, let her ramble.> ”Its okay to be afraid. Don’t cry,” friendly> ”Its okay to be afraid. Don’t cry,” more than friendly> ”Yeah, you’re being selfish” playfully tease to make her feel better> ”Get over yourself,” be terse> “I thought about killing him,” talk about this, make both of you feel better.> Other
>>31826063>”Its okay to be afraid. Don’t cry,” friendly
>>31826063> ”Its okay to be afraid. Don’t cry,” more than friendly
>>31826063"Its okay to be afraid.. it's what you do with that fear..I could have killed that man.. but I didn't.. I thought about it.. that's scary too.."You both need to emotionally unwind, this is some crazy stuff.
>>31826063> ”Its okay to be afraid. Don’t cry,” friendlyNo taking advantage of the drunk girl.
>>31826063> ”Its okay to be afraid. Don’t cry,” friendlyLet's be calm about this. Be comforting.
>>31826063>> ”Its okay to be afraid. Don’t cry,” friendlyCan we just not completely confirm or deny feelings? At least untill some of our friends know about our powers and the shit we're going hrough
6d6, best of 3.Difficulty 2.
Rolled 1, 5, 2, 5, 1, 3 = 17>>31826557
Rolled 2, 1, 4, 4, 4, 2 = 17>>31826557
Rolled 1, 4, 3, 1, 4, 5 = 18>>31826557Rolling 6d6
3 vs 2, success.Writing.
These are some not so great rolls...>>31826598Thank fuck.
Scooting over, you reach out and lay a flat hand on Hanako’s towel covered shoulder. Using your free hand to rebundle your own wrapping, you fix her with a steady gaze and a smile as she looks up at you in mild shock.“It’s okay to be afraid. Don’t cry,” She nods slowly and bites back some tears.“You’re one of my friends, and it means so much that you’re sticking by me through all of this. Its not selfish to want to be safe,” you let go and look out the window, “You don’t need to feel guilty, and don’t try to change who you need to be for the world’s sake. It hurts when it catches up to you, believe me,”You fall onto your side, tighten your wrappings, and roll back to face her.“Just figure out who you need to be for yourself,” you smile, “And I’ll do the same,”She starts laughing.“What’s so funny?”“Tsubasa chan looks like a caterpillar,”You chuckle and tuck your head into the large towel.“I think I’m more of a cocoon right now,”Your laughter drowns out the thunder, Hitomi returns and is confused but has dry clothes in hand and a futon for you. Little sleep is had until just past dawn as the three of you joke, laugh (even Hitomi) and enjoy yourselves. Snacks are had, Hanako doesn’t throw up, and a few old movies are watched in the impromptu sleepover.When you went to sleep, an old Gamera flick was on in the 4am to 6am timeslot on one of the broadcast tv channels. Hokey and fun.When you awaken some time later, the TV is still on and the sisters remain asleep. Footage of a destroyed city, the various lights and broken decorative pieces remind you of Las Vegas. A new monster movie, perhaps? The footage is HD and looks recent. Huh, a fake news broadcast about the destruction.Wait. That’s a local anchor. This is the news. Something tore a path through Vegas. Heading west. A massive collapsed cavern dug into the desert outside the city limits as the gouged path in the earth ends.
Thread End.Big Changes Quest Thread 09Arc 1 Complete.Congratulations, you aren't a monster.You have 5 points in the bank. Is there anything you'd like to do with them?
>>31827017>Stay pg-13Even if we expand what's left of our clothes will always cover the important bits
>>31827017Thanks for running!Points get to stay banked for now. I can never make myself spend all of them.
>>31827073I'm rather all for that. It's fun to show off and all, but modesty has its own charms.
>>31827073lets not waste points on this, we're going to be growing into our full size slowly and soon we won't be tearing anything
>>31827017We are going to need a bigger huge.
>>31827017>>31827187How much was it to bring up mimicry of divine stature?
>>318272946 Points to upgrade Mimicry of Divine Stature to 2d6.
How is everyone finding our quest?Soon we shall step into the metaphorical ring.I hope everyone is ready.
>>31827758I don't know if I'm ready yet.
>>31827758So question.It's apparent we can easily manipulate he colonies and such.Using the banked points can we give powers to other like we took them away from the crazy fuck?
>>31827758I am a big fan. I find these threads very enjoyable.Also I fixed all the probabilities if you didn't see it on twitter.
>>31827789Can you?>>31827799Downloaded, I will be able to read it over the weekend.>>31827782Escalations are coming, but there is much to still do before then.
>>31827811there's not much to read, it's a list. Pretty much just something to check before you set a difficulty.
>>31827811>>31827789 This is an example of creative problem solving/making. Much to my glee.
>>31827839Well I've decided we can, but instead of a person an animal companion. Lets get an orange cat, when he expands he'll be a tiger!
>>31827609Guess we should bank it then.>>31827758I'm not sure our body is ready.That seemed pretty big,>>31827789I don't think that was 'easily', we may want to pick up a talent in affecting change in others before we poke that much. But then? Probably, and do a smoother job of it.Who ever is working with it now, they're looking at it from a tech angle, we know there is something deeper, and the crazy guys apparently suspect it as well, though they can't do it.
>>31827872I say we get a flying squirrel. They're cute, inconspicous (mostly), and in normal form they're easy to carry around.Not to mention their small mass makes clean up a breeze if they happen to explode from our irresponible experiments.
>>31827872We should try to get better at that stuff before we experiment on others.. maybe 'Nanomanipulation' or something along those lines.Perhaps more importantly, getting good at that could give us an edge in effecting more powerful opponents. Attack the source of the power.
>>31827839I'm curious about how much it would cost to change a word in "Enviable Metabolism".If we change "Enviable" to something else we could lose the negatives of having o constantly eat, and possibly gain some benefits.We could do something like "Alchemic" which could allow us to form new substances from normal foods. (like turning lead into gold, except now it's in our stomach, so maybe something like turning graphite to calcium.)
>>31828153>>31828197>>31828217We can take it slow and get good a it, thats cool but damnit I want my super animal at some point.>Nano Mechanic>Demigod Doctor>Founder of Colonies>Playing with Tinkerbots
>>31827017I say bank them, we can upgrade one of our crazy superpowers or specialize in something
>>31828362I'd say either bank, or Nanomanipulation Talent.
>>31828476How about 'Atomic Manipulation Expert'We just demonstrated that we operate at a deeper level than what they think is possible, should aid us in future attempts to manipulate that, as well as segway into that whole explosion thing that we did before.
>>31828362OH yeah, and we can chew on that weird device we took from Tomoe or use our engineering to figure out how it works. Let's put our engineering degree and unnatural powers to work folks, let's go and borrow a lab and do SCIENCE and NANOMACHINES
>>31828581Quantum. Quantum is the level that our red and black works on.If we went atomic, that would be a step or two up on the size ladder. Quantum is smaller, quantum is better.Quantum also has it's own set of mechanics that are absolute bullshit, and thus fit into our motivations nicely.
>>31828705A fair point.'Quantum Mastery' sound good?
>>31828761Quantum engineerwe gotta put our degree to work for us
>>31828887Earned Your Masters in Quantum EngineeringHey by the mechanics of the game, we can spend points to put in 1 more word?
>>31828944Eh, then we'd loose out on wider applications, besides, I think that was included in our roll before.
Ah, the bustling creativity warms my heart. Till next time, everyone, next time.
>>31829389I only regret that I arrived too late to help make choices.I still want This is not the Demigod you are looking for.
>>31830569But what if we are the demigod they are looking for?
>>31830974Then you better hoof it.So, has anyone heard of the proof of concept trailer for Monster Roll?
>>31828944Im liking this idea
>>31830974The implication would be that it would be a constant low level suggestion that we aren't, even if we are.
>>31831701I mean, wouldn't the fastest way to bring a cult of looking for a leader under control be to.. be the demigod they seek?
>>31832022Yes, but that wouldn't be very good for our prolonged sanity.On an unrelated note, our powers being quantum based leaves us with so many ways to branch out.