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Recent Events Summary:Erebus has returned.The Nemesis retreats from Vigil, barely avoiding a swift destruction by slipping through the skysever.
>>31893639Here we go!
>Last time...<Indeed.> You all turn. Hecate is standing next to Adavan. Her aura casts the bridge of the Nemesis in bright orange. <I am glad you have returned safely. We must move swiftly to counter Erebus. I do not know how long the sky engine will sustain the strain of his full might. Perhaps the Staff can be used to reinforce it.>"How did you get on the ship?" Auriel asks."Where my children are," Hecate says, placing a hand on Adavan's shoulder, "so am I, angel.""...that was Erebus?" you ask. "No." You feel the tears rolling down your cheeks. "What...where's Shadow? What happened to Shadow?!"<He has been subsumed by Erebus. He has failed.>"What does that mean?!"<It means,> she says, <that if we want him back, we will have to proceed very carefully. I sensed his last thoughts as he called out to me for aid, when he knew his defeat was inevitable. We have hope, still.>"...hope," Hemmelus says. "We have you, my Lady, but with all due respect, you cannot defeat him alone."<I cannot. But there is one thing Erebus feared.>"What is that?"<The might of every elemental lord combined.>------------------>con't
No one says much after Hecate makes that statement. Everyone is lost in thought at the implications. Or thinking how in the world that the elemental lords can be brought to bear.The Nemesis flies toward Arland.Every hour, the sky shakes, and darkens, and a pulse of shadow rolls out from the point at which Erebus hammers at the skysever. He's still there, throwing his magic against it like a battering ram.He hasn't breached the Wind, yet, but with every strike, the Wind weakens. The energy of the skysever is in fact finite. Or at the least, it can only output so much energy in so short a time.You arrive in Arland. You've radioed ahead that you were coming. Everyone has gathered.------------------It's the same meeting room you've been using - a long, oval wood table, set below a bright chandelier. Maps of Venia and Arland adorn the stone walls. You sit toward the middle of the table. On one end is Arcturis; on the other is Raphael. The representatives and leaders of every major nation in the land are gathered there.Hecate stands at the very head of the room, calmly explaining that Erebus has returned and that he means to destroy Venia once and for all. She also lays out her own plan - that of acquiring the might of 7 elemental lords to battle Erebus.It's quiet for a time.>con't
"Where is Shadow, exactly?" Melody asks.<He has been consumed by Erebus,> Hecate says."Are you saying he's dead?" Donovan asks."No," Abigail says. "He's not dead.""Abigail," Fang says, "you need to accept what has happened."<He is not dead,> Hecate says. Everyone looks at her. <I cannot well articulate what Erebus has done. The Shadow that we know is subsumed. Reduced to fuel.>"...I know what you mean," Abigail says. She looks up. "Shadow told me about his powers a few times. They're divided into things he called shards - parts of himself. Each shard governed some aspect of his power. Apparently it was more efficient, that way. So, Shadow is one of those, now. One of Erebus's shards.""Alive, behind enemy lines, then," Fang says. "We might have a better chance at this than I thought.""What do you mean?""Lady Hecate," Fang says, "allow me to restate your plan. You want us to revive and restore both Geb and Leviathan. You will then combine your powers to stabilize the crack in the barrier whilst opening a gateway to the Nether itself. Inside, we will somehow convince four Greater Elemental lords that have been stewing in chaotic capitivity for 700 years that they need to help destroy Erebus before we are all destroyed ourselves. Is that right?""That is correct," Hecate says."That," Arcturis mumbles, "is insane.""We find ourselves at a rare juncture, Lord Flint, because I couldn't agree more," Fang says. "Leviathan and Geb should be revived. In the meantime, we can stabilize the skysever to buy time. With those two elemental lords, and yourself, Lady Hecate, we can turn about and take on Erebus ourselves.""Erebus won against the elemental lords alone," Auriel says. "What chance will we have?">con't
Alright SM, lets see you salvage this one...
"He used so much power to do that it took him 700 years to claw himself back together," Fang says. "None of us have the luxury of time any longer. He has no choice but to meet us in direct conflict. And I have a little something that will give him pause, I think.""What's that?""Nothing you need to worry about," Fang says. "Even without my trump card, we have the advantage.""What are you getting at?" Auriel asks. "We might be able to hold him off for a little while, fine. But what then?""That's all we need to do," Fang says. "If Shadow is dead, well, then he's dead. But he isn't dead. He's right at our enemy's weakest point, right where he won't be looking. Erebus may be powerful, but he seems arrogant. Shadow won't be so easily caged. He never has been. We need only force Erebus to hestitate, harm him just enough - that will provide the opening that Shadow needs to escape.""I'm glad everyone's concerned for Shadow," Ellendra Kalladar states, "but ultimately, this is about the world itself. How does this further our goal?""We can't repair the barrier without either Erebus or Shadow," Fang says. "We need the power of Order to contain Chaos. Erebus's method seems to involve destroying Venia. Shadow may be able to offer an alternative.""And if not?""Then none of this matters anyway," Fang says. "But frankly, your highness, if I found the idea of waiting around for death attractive, I wouldn't have made myself a lich."------------------Everyone seems uncertain. Fang's plan has merit, and it seems to prioritize Shadow. That's good.But can you really get by on half-measures? Hecate's idea is riskier, but even Erebus couldn't hold out against all 7 Elemental Lords.What do you do?>Hecate's Plan>Fang's Plan>suggest additions to one of the plans>suggest another plan of action------------------------
So, there's a few things we can do here.Either continue to play as Abigail, or, if the party is split to do multiple things at the same time (reigning in Geb, attempt to bring the skysever under control to delay Erebus, calming Leviathan, etc) then we can skip between characters as needed.Discussion is open. I don't really have much prepared because I've been so freaking sick but I'll do my best on the fly.>>31893737Turbo Adavan pls
>>31893762What if we did Fang's plan.But we also got Dave to help.
>>31893762I like Fang's idea.
>>31893776Is having Adavan activate Turbo Adavan Extreme Siege Gigalich Battle Form a viable plan to 1v1 Erebus like the scrublord he is?Oh god that's Fang's secret weapon, isn't it?
>>31893776I'd rather play as anyone but Abby.Ila, Fang, Flint.One of those three.
>>31893779>But we also got Dave to help.You do have the capability of opening a gate to the Nether. Getting David to help would be challenging.If you wanted to do something along those lines, 'unleashing' Dave rather than trying to control him would probably be the best solution.
>>31893776I'd rather we skip around, it's always fun to see other perspectives.
>>31893821>>31893821good think those are the three I have character sheets forAbby is basically Fang, but with more mana and shadow powers anyway
>>31893779>david>helpHe is Erebus' toy. Now that Erebus is actually around, he's more likely to follow his command, or attack him outright.We couldn't order himi
>>31893776I would rather skip around to be honest.>Hecate's Plan
>>31893850Has Steward figured out how to make dynamo shells?
SM, just wanted to say that, even if there is any more drama, I'm following this story to the end, trainwreck or not.Also, random question: If Erebus has been living for millennia, I'm assuming one of his 'upgrades' was to his mind, so he could actually store and process the insane amount of data that would be over one million years of life. Or does he just constantly forget things, due to running out of space.?
>>31893930I also wondered if it is possible to turn the humans on Venia into shards?
Fang's plan is best>Ey yo Geb, Levi, you know how Erebus tricked you?>Let's go fuck him up.
Steward has had ample time to study Shadow, and I wouldn't be surprised if he at least considered that this could happen.He have any contingencies?
>>31893930He has plenty of memory to remember everything.>>31893966That's ridiculous. I don't even know that.---------------------->waiting a bit for any random ideas that pop up
>>31893987Also supporting Fang's plan.
>>31893989SM, would Pocketing Erebus have worked, back when we had him dead to rights?Also, threadly reminder that consumefags ruined everything.
>>31893988>He have any contingencies?That's why the elf queen took the water crystal from you before you left.
>>31894013The short answer is no.But what would it have accomplished?Anything you pocketed in the virtual reality would not have been carried with you once you exited.
>>31893762>Hecate's Plan>Fang's PlanBoth at the same time. Use the Elemental Lords to distract Erebus so that Shadow can escape.
>>31893989Could we have the Elemental lords do what Shadow did on the Noiralev?
>>31894041Okay then.In any case, I still maintain that anyone who voted to consume Erebus was a complete fucking retard for five minutes.
>>31894016Huh? Obis has it.
>>31894077Yes he does. Rephrased: it's why she wanted to get it from you.>>31894048>Could we have the Elemental lords do what Shadow did on the Noiralev?Be more specific. I think you're talking about when Shadow used life energy to power the dynamo.
>>31893854I really don't think David is anyone's toy anymore, not especially after spending centuries in the Nether; David has lost his mind, and has clung onto his fanaticism to Erebus, which doesn't necessarily include being willing to do what he says, especially if he felt his loyalty was betrayed.
SM, how did Erebus react to learning about Abigail, and her resemblance to his sister?I'm currently guessing he thought it was Chaos trying to tempt him into luring his guard, or something along those lines, but I'm just curious.
>>31894047You realize that releasing all the Higher Elemental Lords will bring Venia to the brink, right?Also, with the way SM is fishing for ideas, it seems pretty clear that there's a 'right' answer he's not telling us and yet wants us to figure out.Because that's worked so well in the past.
>>31893762Fang's plan for now, and if it comes down to being unable to save Shadow then pull the plug and release the other Chaos Lords, because they at least MIGHT be willing to spare Venia whereas Erebutts would not.
>>31894118>Be more specific. I think you're talking about when Shadow used life energy to power the dynamo.I'm talking about when he was empowering the airship through the dynamo.
>>31894076It's okay Anon, I think they were retarded for doing it too, even when they knew that Erebus would take over; that just makes them especially retarded.
>>31894118If we didn't warn our allies and failed the resist roll, inevitably, what would you have done?
>>31893762>>Fang's PlanObviously fangs plan
>>31894240Everyone on the Nemesis might have survived, but Hecate wouldn't have been able to communicate with them.
So how do we greatly wound Erebus? Super concentrated raw chaos?...Can steward make us a chaos laser cannon?
>>31894167He had somewhat of a reaction earlier. Your assessment is generally correct.Fundamentally speaking, Abigail's resemblance to El'lora is meant to explain your decision of giving Abigail more than the time of day back at the beginning of the quest.>>31894220>I'm talking about when he was empowering the airship through the dynamo.Yes, along with Shadow, they may be able to do that in conjunction with the barrier. This is something Steward has hinted at earlier.Of course, the barrier is not just a dynamo. It's a lot more involved.>>31894240I probably would have killed someone off in exchange for the others escaping, someone that would have stayed dead permanently. The Nemesis would have been extremely damaged.----------------------Let's get the show on the road.Vote 1:Hecate's PlanVote 2:Fang's Plan
>>31894309Keep in mind that everything Shadow can do, Erebus can now do.
If posts are a bit slower today, I apologize in advance. Still on the way back to the land of the living.
>>31894329Could we release the Elemental Lords one by one, or would they all break loose at the same time?
>>31894429They're all in the same place. Releasing them one at a time may be impossible.
>>31894475In which case, would baiting Logi out be good? Like, parking Leviathan in front of the breach. When Logi comes out foaming at the mouth, have Hecate and Geb slam the door shut behind him.
Hi SM. So, not gonna lie, around thread 100, during those Unfortunate Incidents, I pretty much threw my hands up and ditched the story. But then a couple of weeks ago, I noticed the story was still going strong, and decided to get caught up, see if things got better. They did, pretty fast, and I'm sorry I missed out.So, I start an archive binge to get caught up as soon as I could, and I finally got caught up... just in time for that last happy little deal. Ouch.Still, it's good to be back, and I'll see this madness through to the end.
>>31894499I really don't think it could work like that.
After time spent debating - and with yourself promoting a strategy that is likely to help Shadow sooner - the gathering decides to go with Fang's plan.You glance at your uncle. <Do you think this is really going to work?><It will,> he says.You can tell he wants to say more, but he holds his words. You're glad you decided to tell him that Hecate can hear nearby telepathy...----------------Fang details a multi-stage process.Geb needs to be freed. According to prophecy, Melody will need to be there to use the Staff of Winds, and Donovan is also necessary - though how, you're not sure. Fang suspects Donovan's newly realized magical powers will help in that regard. In any case, Geb will be a raging god upon being released from the Winds. Steward, Ellendra, and Valeria are confident they can somewhat bind Geb up after his release, or at least distract him while others work to solve the fundamental problem.Leviathan must be freed. According to Hecate, he's experienced a great pain by being split into two parts. Until you can calm him, it's likely he'll cause a significant stir - not too different from Geb. Hopefully you can talk him down relatively quickly. Hecate will be on hand to provide the major counterweight to his powers.The skysever must be stabilized. The spell's core still sits on the sky engine at the heart of Xile. A member of the Flint family might be able to seize direct control, but it's not a friendly place to be. Arcturis has volunteered to lead whoever will follow into the depths of the island.Do you try to deal with them one at a time, or split the alliance up and take everything on at once? Do you have any alterations to suggest?
>>31894499This seems so utterly retarded.>>31894537Why don't I see the possibility for a balance ending?
>>31894750>Split upWe have little time as is.
>>31894750>The skysever must be stabilized. The spell's core still sits on the sky engine at the heart of Xile. A member of the Flint family might be able to seize direct control, but it's not a friendly place to be. Arcturis has volunteered to lead whoever will follow into the depths of the island.Deal with this first. It gives us a Time Extension to plan better ways to approach the other issues.
>>31894750Arcturis can go to the island with Ila and an assortment of other shadow magesThe rest of us can handle one lord at a time
>>31894750Split upWe won't get a Erebus POV,right?>>31894826Sending shadow mages to the heart of the sky sever is probably not the smartest choice
>>31894882>spoilerGood gods, would you Erebusfags please keep your boners in check?
>>31894826This seems pretty reasonable.>>31894882But so is this.Well, we could have Fang go with Arcturis as a specialist. That way we've got one of the characters I have a sheet for in that section.The others could go for a lord. Any preference on what Lord comes first?
>>31894920Geb. We have Steward and the elves on hand to calm him down.
>>31894920Geb seems more reasonable.
>>31894882Ill agree with Fang going with Arcturis.Let's get Geb first
>>31894908You also have to be weary of chaos!I just think he's until now the best written character in this quest and want to read more about him. Probably because /tg/ didn't have a say in his backstory
>>31895005also = always
>>31894329>Of course, the barrier is not just a dynamo. It's a lot more involved.I bet that bitch still spins though
Geb first, then.And then the party split!Fang and Arcturis go to Xile, everyone else goes to Geb.------------------------Let's start by playing Sir Donovan Flint!Ironically, his character sheet is very limited. But he's hella strong.Sir Donovan Flint - http://pastebin.com/HNXEzeXv------------------------Gotta write fast! Might be a few posts since we're having other characters do some significant work to start off.
>>31895146>Power Swing - Like your normal light blade, but with more oomph. If a little magic is good, a lot should be even better, right? Too bad you have no time to practice.This will utterly fail won't it?
>>31895214Do you expect anything else from Shadow Quest dice?
>>31895146>400 manaHoly shit>Only direct attack spell costs 80 mana for 40 dmg>5 shots max from fullOh, right... He's got the stereotypical hero protag "bad control but XBOXHUEG reserves he dumps into a big inefficient blast" magic right now. If he gits gud at some spells, he'd be a monster.
>>31895146So apparently Light Beam has a better base power than alt1 Void Bomb. Wow.
>>31895146Finally, badass Flint! We got to make a character switch to him at some point.
>>31895146Seem like Donovan is just a battery for Auriel.
>>31895146>Flint is a fucking conduit for the power of lightLooks like Flint is saving us then
>>31895248>Do you expect anything else from Shadow Quest dice?I realy want to see Illa's sheet now.Also Abby dice merge with Shadow dice what happens.
Geb pls, we are a sorry about your little cave men, but let you introduce you to the sentient robots they created.
>>31895355Let's just hope that Geb didn't told the dwarves to NOT create true AIs.
>>31895301mediocre dice, we slowly get whittled down or slowly make progress.
>>31895355>little cave menOh you little-Also requesting that somebody replace god with geb
>>31895420is this an image macro for ants?!
>>31895412Abby dice are also abysmal.The only good dice this quest has are made by TEMERITY
>>31895264It's horribly inefficient. 2M per 1BP is awful for a single target attack.Void Bomb alt1 is 1M per 1.5BP at the lowest setting where it's designed for hitting a single target. At the highest setting it's 2.33333M per 1xBP, where x is the number of targets within a quarter-mile of the impact site. Plus, Void Bomb has this weird thing where it's an instakill unless they resist it, in which case it applies 15BP. Depending on how that's meant, it could be a lot nastier than any other 15BP spells.Flint is still awesome.
>>31895482Oh, then we die very quickly. No suffering for us, not prolonged anyways
We need to summon this setting's version of Bob Ross to deal with Geb. I'm sure some happy little trees would calm his angry heart.
>>31895146Aah you ran this quest anyway, just when I decided to go to sleep early. I really wanted to post this early in the thread, but here goes anyway.
>>31895624This is amazing, and you are amazing.
So wait did Erebus win the title match by default? And is Humanity still the most electrifying shard in entertainment?
>>31895624whoanow i'm imagining shadow looking like that in old age
Why don't we just make Flint into the new Light Elemental Lord? He'd be better at it anyway.
SM I know where you ripped Erebus off.just kidding but this fits rather well>>31895807I don't think it works like that
>>31895822>I don't think it works like thatIt only doesn't work like that if you accept that it doesn't work like that.
>>31895807Nigga, if Heavenly Balanced Gattai Flint is possible, Hyperion 2.0 is possible.Flint is love, Flint is life.
>>31895822That doesn't fit Erebus at all. Like, not even remotely.
>>31895876>It only doesn't work like that if you accept that it doesn't work like that.Oh no the /tg/ finds a way people
>>31895896I'm still laughing at the shadow knightoru posted in an earlier thread
--------------------------With the plan set in motion, Arcturis and Fang take the Nemesis - piloted by Tyrael - up to Xile, to see what they can make of the skysever.Meanwhile, the collected alliance heads to the southern wasteland, where the God of the Earth still roams.Raphael stays behind to continue overseeing the cleanup of the war, and to explain the situation at hand to the Atlantians. You'll be needing their keystone soon.------------------------You are Sir Donovan Flint, and you're getting really tired of all this.First it was just helping Shadow and Abigail. They're your friends, right? You didn't mind helping them. You would do a lot for them.And then somehow that turned into helping the save the world from four demon lords, a mad angel, and the destructive servant of Shadow's former self.Well, these things tend to happen. But the flying. Enough of the flying. As the airship settles down at the edge of the storm, you finally relax your grip on the armrests."Are you alright over there?" Auriel asks."I'm fine.""Uh-huh.""Super! Fantastic! Wonderful!" You snap off your lapbelt and march down the bridge. "Let's get started. I want Shadow back by dinnertime."Valeria Kavanere smiles as you pass. "With friends like this, even I'm afraid for Erebus.""Oh, har-har.""I wasn't joking, Sir Flint."You glance at her again, and then you're down the gangway of the Vengeance - one of the Black Lady's airships. Or, well, Melody. Suddenly she wants everyone to know her name. You were surprised to find out that it was the same woman that Shadow learned about back on Xile. Apparently she has real history with Yi Fang.Auriel didn't seem as shocked, though. You bet that's how Shadow got her on board with the whole alliance thing in the first place. Damn so-called friends, conspiring behind your back.Well, these things tend to happen.You step out onto the plains.>con't
It's been a long time since you were here, last, miles south of Torellfield, that outpost at the edge of the barren wastes. And barren wastes they are. At some point outside the city, the grass stops being green, just dries up into dust. There are still the dead husks of trees dotting the landscape, ancient fossils that were once part of lush forests. And here and there are ruins, pieces of the old pre-elementomachy society, abandoned and isolated by the thread of a stomping god. You had more than one stint as a treasure hunter in those places, alongside some less-than-reputable types. But it was a way to sharpen your sword. Forget about Megan.It didn't really work all that well with the latter.Auriel puts a hand on your shoulder. She points. "Look," she says.You look, and you see it. In the distance - a massive storm. A tornado a mile wide, tinged green, stretching down from the darkened sky like a column holding up the ceiling of Venia itself. From here, it sounds like a low, angry howl. And there's another sound, lower than that. It feels like its shaking the Earth. Geb's roaring.This is as close as the airship dares approach. From here, you're on foot.----------------------https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qp4I3aUhj3sThe tornado is heading away from you, so it takes a while for you to run it down. You gain ground on a high ridge. The winds of the storm whip at your face and hair - you've got cloth bound around your face to shield you from the dust. Your cape is slapping and flapping against your armor. Your allies align themselves on the ridge next to you - Ila, Adavan, Valeria and Queen Kalldar, Duke Vellik, Auriel, Melody, and Steward, along with several of his robots. Apparently the 003 construct can't be summoned once more, but Steward tells you that you don't want direct confrontation with Geb anyway.>con't
>>31895903That's exactly what Erebus is doing; he's doing it for stimulation. We can pull up SM's quote about it if you need confirmation
You can sense something. You squint your eyes, shielding them with a hand. "...there's something...""What?!" Auriel shouts. The wind whips her words hard enough that it's tough to hear. "Speak up!""I can feel light!" you shout at them. "A lot of it! It's moving around inside the tornado!""No," Steward says. Oddly, his robotic tone is very clear in the wind. Maybe it's his earth magic? "The parasite is inside Geb himself.""Then how do we get to it?!""We go inside Geb," Steward says."How the hell are we supposed to do that?!"The tornado stops, and turns toward you. The dark clouds of dirt and dust at its base roil closer to the base of the ridge."Uh...""Now might be a good time for the staff!" Valeria shouts."Indeed." Melody raises the Staff of Winds.The storm cracks. It's really like watching the tornado split open, like a rock being smashed against a still larger boulder. Pieces of the wind curl and shoot into the sky. The clouds begin to dissipate. Melody stumbles backwards, reeling. Duke Vellik catches her by an arm. "Are you quite alright?""...that...that one was tough." She gains her feet again.Steward points. "It is Geb."While you'd normally commend your robotic companion on his mastery of the obvious, you don't have much of a response. Geb is a moving mountain, earth come alive and given a vaguely humanoid form - but barely. You see arms, legs, but they fold over and under one another as he moves, more like a churning chain of avalanches than footsteps. You see two huge arms, though, ending in three-fingered maws. His whole body is overgrown with plants and trees - and as his body churns, they're subsumed, crushed, snapped into his core. Just as quickly, new forests sprout from his back.>con't
>>31895903Fixing the barrier is only an excuse for him to have fun fighting.
>>31896044>That's exactly what Erebus is doing; he's doing it for stimulation. We can pull up SM's quote about it if you need confirmationI assume he means the rest of Wyald's character doesn't correlate to Erebus' where he would be right.I'm an erebusfag
It roars. You cover your ears. The sound blasts over you hard enough to stir your cape into the air."Does that thing even have an inside?!" you shout."Sensors indicate a large somewhat permanent hollow located within the main body.""Somewhat? What does somewhat mean?"!"We can enter via my prepared plan. This will be safest, but cost me most of my energy. I suggest that the elves remain here and attempt to restrict Geb's movements now that he is free of the winds."What do you do?>go with Steward's plan to gain access>some up with some other harebrained scheme
>>31896059Man I can't even make a Shadow of the Colossus joke because we're playing Flint.Damnit SM.
>>31896092>go with Steward's plan to gain accessHe's the specialist here.
>>31896092>go with Steward's plan to gain accessGo go gadget funnel?
>>31896092>some up with some other harebrained scheme.Ram the airship into him. It always works.
>>31896087Why the hell do people like Erebus? Sure, he's a terrifying villain, maybe even a tragic one, but that doesn't excuse his incompetence.
>>31896092>go with Steward's plan to gain access[stalling tactics intensify]
>>31896165What do you mean by incompetence anon?
>>31896165He's wastly better written than most characters on the "good"/chaotic side. I blame /tg/ for this.Also I realy like his backstory
>>31896092>go with Steward's plan to gain access
>>31896092>go with Steward's plan to gain accessSo we now have an insane God that just got set loose from unending torment. How long do you guys think it will be before he realizes this and goes absolute ape-shit on everything?
>>31896207He could have won a long time ago but he's going to lose because he keeps playing with his food.
>>31896232I say he truly goes apeshit when he realises his own "children" created a true AI.
>>31896207I'm guessing he means the whole "go after them nice and slow" plan instead of just hitting the reset button which is the smart thing to do.
>>31896248>He could have won a long time ago but he's going to lose because he keeps playing with his food.Another anon but I would call that inefficient not incompetent.He wouldn't have survived/won the war if he were incompetent.
>>31896207>not staying awake to personally monitor the BarrierEveryone who's ever been in the military knows not to rely entirely on machines.>not blasting Venia to smithereens when he had the chance 700 years agoFuck the probabilities of damaging the barrier. All he had to do was go down and set a few targeting beacons on the E-Lords.>causing the ElementomachyWhen it was specifically stated that so much Chaotic energy being thrown around could widen the breach.Plus >>31896248 and >>31896266.
>>31896059>ending in three-fingered maws.but they are four-fingered.
>>31896092>some up with some other harebrained schemeattempt diplomacy.
>>31896211Bah, I completely disagree; I think Flint has been a solidly written character for quite a long time
>>31896252Why would someone rampage over learning that they have grandchildren?
>>31895420>>31895434Have a higher quality version
>>31896284You can be a competent fighter and tactician, but utter bollocks at doing your actual job.Erebus had one job. ONE JOB. And he cocked it up to the point where the VENIANS are doing his job better than he is.
>>31896248He's completely boring. possibly to the point of insanity, I can't really blame him for that.
>>31896296I said most and I have to say I also like flint but the whole "his powers are sealed/drained and he's incredibly powerful is kinda meh.>>31896304because the dwarves had a rule not to create an AI which I assume came from Geb
>>31896092>Flint>making plansYeah, NO.
>>31896207Literally everything he has done has made the barrier worse and now he's taking the slowest approach possible even though the core will probably go kaput before he can do it.Even Shadow's balance plan with the Elememental Lords has more merit because Erebus has plain waited too long and let the Chaos spread too much to just throw the Chaos back into the barrier.
>>31896336I think you mean bored?
>>31896336>He's completely bored.I think that was what you meant to say.
>>31896322Different anon.Erebus' job ended a long time ago. It was over the moment the last human ascended. He's the equivalent of a security guard that decided to stay living in the abandoned factory to torment and murder the hobos that show up. This stopped being a job a long, long time ago.
>>31896374>>31896322He did his job. This is something else.
>>31896371>>31896372I'm a bit tired.
>>31896367>Even Shadow's balance plan with the Elememental Lords has more meritSimply no.It would be realy "convenient" a.k.a. bullshit if it just worked out because shadow asked nicely
>>31896345>because the dwarves had a rule not to create an AI which I assume came from GebDid they? I thought that was the original humans' rule.
>>31896374>spoilerWhoops. Apologies.>It was over the moment the last human ascendedThis is debatable, depending on where exactly the humans ascended to. He might have needed to stay behind to guard the LUEG.In which case he's a security guard who fell asleep in the monitor room.>>31896413No more bullshit than a ten-thousand-year-old combat veteran's Bond villain stupidity.
>>31896413>needing to ask nicely
>>31896441>This is debatable, depending on where exactly the humans ascended to. He might have needed to stay behind to guard the LUEG.They offered to let him ascend too and he told them to fuck off. He did not need to stay at all.
>>31896367He's still technicaly taking the "safe" route with not risking a core breach.Actually he does it because he can enjoy himself once more but hey he's a human after all.
>>31896463You're telling that a ship as advanced as Vigil doesn't have weaponry accurate enough to hit targets as big as the Elemental Lords?All Erebus had to do was disguise targeting beacons as gifts and hand them to the E-Lords.
>>31896463The entire Elementocracy and everything else he's done has risked a core breach.He isn't doing anything safely. He's brought the world to the brink of annhilation and now he's dilly-dallying about just so he can jump in at the very last second.
>>31896431I'm not gonna search the archives but I think it was shortly before the destruction of Steward 02.And yes humans also had that rule.Never trust an AI see what happened with the judgement subroutine
>>31896500>>31896463He's acting exactly like the people who accidentally hang themselves while performing erotic asphyxiation.
"Just do what you have to do!" you shout at him."Understood. Activating high-capacity heat sinks."https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BFSHDJatdQSteward's arms fold outward. The metal plates that cover his body expand and clack into a wider, more broad variation of the simple armor that covered him before. Fat sleeve of thin, repetitive steel protrude from his back. They begin to glow with brown Earth, almost to the point of turning black."Overclocking."Green sigils flash to life over his armor. Steward is enveloped in a green orb of light.And then you are, too. And so is everyone else, except the elves.You lift off the ground."Enough of the flying!" you shout. "No more flying!"In an instant, you shoot forward. You're flung back against the walls of your protective sphere. A moment later, the magic rattles as a hill-sized arm bats at you like so many flies.The orbs jerk upward. You slam down, hard. You grunt as the air is forced out of your lungs.You sweep up and into the giant's gaping mouth. Everything goes black, but you still feel the sensation of movement. Flickers of light from the orbs show you a throat of rock and gleaming gems and metal.You slow, the drift to a stop a few feet above a rocky floor. The spell cuts out. You flail down and land straight on your stomach. You groan, and roll over, wheezing to get your wind back.Steward hits the ground on one knee. His plates and armor fold back into themselves. "Cooldown time is 3 hours.""Phew." Auriel dusts her knees and walks over to you. "The hell is your problem? Come on, get up.""Well, the ride was a tad harsh," Adavan says. "Some people aren't skilled enough in magic to buffer themselves.""....when...I...get air...insult...you..."Ila kneels with a concerned look on her face. "Sir Flint, are you alright?""...fine...gimme...sec...""Oh, he's fine," Auriel says. "So what's the story, Steward?">con't
>>31896492Another anon but maybe the smallest weapon can destroy Venia in one blast?
>>31896441>No more bullshit than a ten-thousand-year-old combat veteran's Bond villain stupidity.There is a difference between stupidity and boredom>>31896500There was a very low chance of a core breach.
"There are two passages," Steward says. "One leads up. One leads down.""Where's the light parasite?""I cannot tell."You finally get back on your feet, climbing back up using your knees. "Jeeze. Ok. Parasite is up above us. Something else is below, though. Feels like Earth.""Gee, thanks for the update," Auriel says.The room shakes slightly. Rocks patter down from the ceiling. A slightly larger one dings your helmet. "What was that?""Either the room is shifting, or Geb and the elves are fighting," Steward says. "I too detect the Earth below. It is different.""How so?" Vellik asks."It feels like the chronomancy," Steward says."I can feel the parasite," you say. "It's above us."Steward points his hands to either side of the 'stomach'. "Echolocation indicates that passage leads up. That leads down."What do you do?>go up toward the parasite>do down toward the strange sensation of Earth>some other strategy
>>31896564>go up toward the parasitenothing good will come from the other direction
>>31896559So he can't, you know, design one that won't?>>31896560>There was a very low chance of a core breach.This is a much smaller risk than personally going down to Venia and getting dogpiled by the E-Lords.
>>31896564>go up toward the parasite
>>31896564Deep Focus, have Adavan use spirit magic to link Steward and Flint to combo echolocate/focus
>>31896564>>go up toward the parasite
>>31896541Why is Flint so great?
>>31896564>go up toward the parasiteDo what we came to do first.
>>31896541>G Gundam Steward>>31896564>do down toward the strange sensation of EarthThis is probably a terrible idea, but I'm curious.
>>31896560The point is, he is literally the only reason everything's going to blow up and Vigil already said that Shadow's plan could work and if Erebus didn't force the Elemental Lords into war and actually cooperated with them he could have saved the world without destroying it 700 years ago. Instead he's a edgy faggot who only wants to destroy things like any other two-bit evil villain.
>>31896564How do we know the room won't shift and suddenly crush us on the way to the parasite? Or it won't move around?
>>31896564>go up toward the parasite>>31896636Are you trying to let Mathell speak?
>>31896564Did you just post two versions of the same write up?
>>31896560One can easily lead to the other."Hey y'all, watch this!", etc., etc.
>>31896642>Vigil already said that Shadow's plan could workIf the Elemental Lords sacrificed themselves.
>>31896642>Vigil already said that Shadow's plan could workI'm pretty sure Vigil didn't say that.
>>31896564-Up and down we go.
>>31896677>If the Elemental Lords sacrificed themselves.don't destroy his fantasy world were everything works out.Team Suffering
>>31896642Please keep in mind Erebus has been alive an unholy length of time, and subject to a near-eternal war against horrifying other-dimensional monsters. I'd say he's less 'edgy' and more 'simultaneously mindbroken and incredibly bored'.
Up to the parasite.>writing
>>31896564>do down toward the strange sensation of EarthI have a feeling this will be critical in getting rid of the parasite.
>>31896711>and subject to a near-eternal war against horrifying other-dimensional monstersThen shouldn't he have more respect for Chaos as an enemy than to go down to Venia, a potential trap?
>>31896719We can survey the parasite first before checking the Earth presence.
>>31896741the only reason he got augmented in the first place was because he didn't feel "alive" in an utopia.He is a human that needs conflict.
>earth>chronomancyOh shit, I think Geb locked away some dwarves in a little time bubble inside himself.
>>31896608Is this possible sm and would we learn anything if we do it?
>>31896771So you're saying that his whole spiel about MUH ORDER and MUH BARRIER is complete bullshit?
>>31896794Yess yesss YESSSSSSS
>>31896794Geb confirmed for nicest Elemental Lord.
Why don't we try using humanization on the demons?Erebus was very surprised to learn that the agents of Chaos could be cut off from Chaos's goals like Venia's residents are.I think it is an idea that has more possibility than killing off all the Elemental Lords in some kind of Order merging plan.The Chaos entity and the Chaose Energy source are two different things, if you cut off the Entity's influence than the spread of Chaos becomes less of an issue. We'd still have to stop it from spreading but it won't be the apocalyptic event it currently would be if the Entity was not involved. Meaning we'd have actual time to come up with something that isn't "try to get a bunch of assholes who think they're gods to kill themselves for the rest of the world."
>>31896815No only that he also has personal reasons for doing what he does.Or as he said himself that he may be hypocritical enough to enjoy destroying the already leaked chaos but not hypocritical enough to let chaos out.
>>31896815Yup.Even before the centuries of fighting and ennui he was just a bored fucker who wanted to punch things.Zero character development.
>>31896866Not hypocritical enough, but certainly shortsighted enough. His absence for 700 years almost resulted in a core breach during the Battle of Evinbrook Basin.
>>31896857Shadow Questers suffer from a severe case of Tunnel Vision
>>31896857We have less than 1 week before the barrier fails.>>31896887there wasn't much general development during that period.
>>31896901to quote the archive:<Chaos would have gotten out if it wasn't for the alliance I built,> you say. <Your claimed manipulation hindered its own attempt to escape.><Vigil,> Erebus says. <What are your instructions per failure of the Shard Program?>>Activate the Automatic Resolution Program, clearing away the chaotic growth and attempting slower mechanical repair over time.<You see?> he says. <Even if I died, I'd still win. Just not in the way I wanted.>
>>31896937So killing Erebus results in automatic destruction of Venia.Fuck.
>>31896909So?It's not like we need to ask the fuckers permission.Just get the EL we currently have(particularly Hecate) and all the powerful mages and just mass summon/humanize demons.
>>31896965I realy don't think it would be so easy.
>>31896937And the entire reason why he didn't just do the Automatic Resolution thing in the first place was because...he was bored.Okay. He's still an asshat for risking it, and his going down there invalidates whatever argument there is about the risks of simply blasting Venia.>>31896965Humanization probably takes a long time to completely.
>>31896999Okay, then let me put it this way.The only reason why Chaos breaking out is bad is because of the Entity inside it. If you cut off the Entity's influence on the Energy, it literally does not matter if the barrier is breached.We humanize what we can, and then when it breaches, we humanize what comes out.When we ran this idea by Erebus he actually thought it was a good idea, he just wanted to destroy Venia anyway.
>>31896961Not if we free Shadow.
"The adventures can wait," you say. "Right now we need to get to the parasite.""Then we head this way."Your group troops up one tunnel and around a bend. It's a slight spiral in construction, slowly winding up through Geb's core.Behind you, the earth shudders, and moves. Everyone looks. The passage seals itself, and then turns, and then opens again."Odd," Steward says. "Echolocation shows that the passage back has shifted to other tunnels.""Can we get back to where we came in?" Vellik asks."Yes. It will take a lot longer.""Nowhere to go but forward, then," Auriel says. "Come on."Eventually, you come to the opening of another chamber. It's a relatively wide space, though a few piles of rock and oddly gleaming gems dot the floor.In the center of he chamber is a column of rock, stretching from top to bottom. It glows green and brown with a powerful light magic.Clinging to the column itself is what appears to be a snake with spider's legs. It has no head, though. One end is slightly bulbous. The other turns into a fat, thick tail. Your party stays tucked at the edge of the tunnel. It doesn't stir.<Ok,> Auriel sends. <What do we do?>>strategy
>>31897040So what you're saying is don't bother to stop the breach, just stop the Entity that will get out?I think you're correct in that the breach doesn't matter if the Entity is no longer in control of the energy but I'm not sure if your humanization plan could work.However, focusing on the Entity over the stopping the breach is a better idea than thinking we have to preserve the barrier.
>>31897077I suppose its worth noting that the parasite looks as if it's drawn with gold lines and its skin shines white. Just to give you a visual.
>>31897009>Okay. He's still an asshat for risking it, and his going down there invalidates whatever argument there is about the risks of simply blasting Venia.It's what makes him a interesting and sort of likeable character for me.I hate shadow's character with such a passion.
>>31897077Draw the parasite's attention with a burst of Light. Have Steward analyze the thing. We need to know how it works.
>>31897102So you like reckless characters. Okay, that's fine. Doesn't change the fact that Erebus was a moron.>spoilerI...as much as I want to, I really can't argue this one, considering exactly who's controlling him.
>>31897077Deep Focus?>>31897080It's the next try of Team Chaos.
>>31897080If that's the case, we might be able to use the Elemental Lords without having to kill them. Get them to gang up on the Chaos Avatar for us since just like the humans they're their own thing.
>>31897137Wouldn't even say reckless more like inherently flawed.He atleast had a backup plan.
>>31897077Blast the Parasite with either Light or Shadow.
>>31897077>Slap its shit
>>31897102>>31897137I actually think Shadow is a real cool character who's had a lot of development, moreso than almost every MC I've seen.You guys just hate /tg/ and how they occasionally play him. Shadow is awesome when we're not around to argue with eachother on what he should do next.
>>31897077Have Steward analyze it.Then burn the obnoxious thing.
>>31897164His backup plan was a better idea than his first plan. If he really, truly prioritized stopping Chaos, then he wouldn't have personally gone down to Venia.
>>31897077Have Auriel set up big Light magic tongs to pry it off and then have Flint power them? Have Ila and Abby Nightflare the parasite and Steward can to robot things.
>>31897077>poke it with a stick.
>>31897205This. It's a lot more specific than my idea.
>>31897178yea, I like how we somehow managed to make a decent good character without going full white knight killing-is-bad mode
>>31897137I hate SQ players probably as much as everyone else but I haven't let that bleed over to my opinion of Shadow.I think he's awesome.
>>31897178Shadow simply has no "flaw" in his character he's simply a boring white sheet.yes that's a hyperbole.And yes I absolutely hate /tg/'s way of playing characters They always end up as painfully hypocritic moralfags who aren't aware of their own hypocrisyspoilered for rant
>>31897297Shadow has plenty of flaws.
>The only thing even vaguely resembling a plan is literally just "tongs+nightflare"OH GOD WE'RE ALL DOOMED
>>31897315Well, first we need some intel on the parasite. Getting it to react will let us know more about how it works.>>31897297Shadow is naive, impulsive, and reckless.
>>31897297Shadow's always been a bit judgmental.
>>31897365I see what you did there.
"Steward," you whisper, "try to analyze it. Auriel, is there a way you could make a spell to...I don't know...pry it off that thing? Is is sensitive?""Judging from what we know," Vellik says quietly, "it seems that Geb's power is concentrated there. Or it's somehow sealed so that the parasite can access it. Separating them before attacking is probably a good idea."<I can try to aim a spell at its legs,> Auriel says. <Something to move it, rather than piece it.>"Ok, that sounds good. Steward, did you learn anything?""Affirmative. The parasite has a core contained within its body. Physical and magical attacks on anything but this core may prove ineffective."<...ok, so I'll target the center. It might react to magic, though.>"Then what do we do?" you ask. "Try to hit the core?""It is located below the front lobe, just before the first legs," Steward says."Ok. So, bump it off the pillar, then attack."<Ready when you are,> Auriel says.What do you do after Auriel casts her sigil?>lend your power to hers, just in case>take the front; distract the parasite so that your allies can focus on magic>stay back; normal attacks probably won't do any good>some other strategy
>>31897297>Shadow simply has no "flaw" in his character he's simply a boring white sheet.What are you even talking about.His naievity and recklessnes has fucked him over a bunch.His inability to understand his allies limits fucked him up because when he was trying to keep them around. Then, once he realized his mistake, he started developing the exact opposite problem and has trouble relying on other people and tries to do everything himself.Finally, the hypocrisy you mentioned is also a flaw.All your post really says is "I hate /tg/ and I like this character that /tg/ doesn't have anything to do with." Your point about flaws and shit is just an empty rationalization for hating your fellow players.
>>31897395>lend your power to hers, just in caseput that mana to work
>>31897395>Auriel is using telepathy instead of talking nowHaha! She came around to the superior way of communication!
>>31897395>lend your power to hers, just in case
>>31897416>Your point about flaws and shit is just an empty rationalization for hating your fellow players.Frankly, this is my whole reason for hating Erebus.
>>31897416It was a blatant hyperbole but I just can't see flaws in a character that always follows the will of the quest players.That's why I never like any PC>>31897395>lend your power to hers, just in case
>>31897395>lend your power to hers, just in caseTime to be the big battery again.
>>31897463>It was a blatant hyperbole but I just can't see flaws in a character that always follows the will of the quest players.So in other words I'm completely right?
>>31897463What part of "player character" are you not getting?
SM, if Shadow Quest was made into a movie, would you REQUIRE the music to be Two Step from Hell?If you sell your book on Amazon, I expect to see in the Frequently Bought Together section Two Step from Hell CDs.
Roll 1d100 to BATTERY
>>31897476>So in other words I'm completely right?Not completely but mostly yes.Should have probably spoilered the whole post for ranting.
Rolled 94>>31897530Here we go.
>>31897549u dun gud
Rolled 92>>31897530Critfail incoming.
>>31897525>if Shadow Quest was made into a movie, would you REQUIRE the music to be Two Step from Hell?Yes. It would be in the contract.Meeting Thomas Bergersen in-person would be pretty amazing. I'd go full fanboy
Rolled 22>>31897530Is Flint's dice always this good?
>>31897549>>31897551>>31897566Stay classy, SQ dice.
Rolled 70>>31897549>>31897551>>31897566Maybe?Having >>31897567 roll first would have been better, though.
>>31897578So what books are planned?ElementomachyErebus vs ChaosLife of the Black LadyI Steward
>>31897551It's a good thing we're only powering the damn spell and not in charge of applying it.
>>31897625>It's a good thing we're only powering the damn spell and not in charge of applying it.We soak all Energy out of the spell and explode.
Rolled 42>>31897549>>31897551>>31897566So many good rolls, and yet these are the only ones that matter.
>>31897622Shadow Quest won't be made into a book for a while, if ever.I got other stuff I'm working on at the moment.I like the titles people are throwing around, though.--------------------------"I'll boost your sigil," you whisper.Auriel nods.Light blossoms in front of her in a tangled weave. You haven't seen this spell before.And then, when it activates, you realize you have seen it before - a long time ago, from the edge of a broken wall. Raziel used it to push Shadow away other people.You pour your strength into the sigil.>used 20 manaA burst of foggy light explodes between the parasite and the column. It's flung back off the column and across the room. It slams into a pile of rock against the wall. Debris goes flying.When the dust clears, the parasite rises up again - and you get a good look at it. It's at least four or five men long, perhaps two high. It spindles forward on its legs.The bulbous part of its head peels back. The layers of wrinkled light-flesh fold up and expose a jaw of hundreds of white-flecked teeth."Light.""Where is it?" Vellik asks. "Did you kill it?""It's right there." You point. "Coming toward us!""I can't see it!""Me neither!" Ila shouts."Ocular senses cannot assist. Sensors are being jammed.""Donny," Auriel says, "I think you're the only one that can see this thing.""Well, it's closing in really fast!" you shout. "Get ready!"What do you do?>help Auriel with another spell (suggest something)>attack the parasite yourself (specify)>some other strategy
Theory: Since Shadow isn't part of Chaos, he often gets horrible luck/results despite his power.Thus terribad dice rolls.We'll get better and better rolls until Shadow returns.
Rolled 58>>31897748Have Auriel create a spell that tracks the parasite's location. Like a beacon over its core or something.
>>31897748Attack with >Power Swing - Like your normal light blade, but with more oomph. If a little magic is good, a lot should be even better, right? Too bad you have no time to practice. (100 mana, ??? power)
>>31897748Does either the Abbinator or Ereubutt have any spells that can help mainly debuffs or erasure type spells?
>>31897781This. Then have everyone FIRE EVERYTHING at the parasite.
Rolled 39>>31897748Use >Cast Light - Create a small globe of light to help see in dark places. Can temporarily blind enemies. (3 mana)To mark it's location and have everyone nuke it.
>>31897781She can't see or feel the parasite.>>31897825Much more doable.
>>31897848>She can't see or feel the parasite.We can help her target it, but >>31897825 is probably better.
Roll 1d100 to shed some light on the situation
>>31897946I did it! I wish I could've saved this for fighting Erebus though...
>>31897946It's been too long since we've seen each other.
>>31897946I SEE THE LIGHT.
>>31897946The future is bright
>>31897946Why didn't we attack it again?
>>31897946Flint is a master target painterNOW IF ONLY SHADOW COULD ROLL LIKE THAT.
>>31897946OH HOW I HAVE MISSED YOU SO CRITICAL SUCCESS!
>>31897924>donovan accidentally conjures the sun itself
>>31897946Donnyboy too stronk
This is what happens when you cross the Don.
Can we just always play as Donovan from now on?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKhU4RFTmok"I'm going to cast a light over it! Get ready!"You raise your hand. A simple sigil appears there - even more simple than the one needed to cast a beam of light. This one is just a simple dot.A massive sphere of light bursts into existence about a third of the way inside the parasite. It jerks to a halt. Its body scrabbles and scrapes at the rock, but it's as if it swallowed a huge weight. And your light isn't moving.This thing reacts to light like a tangible substance."Let's see it take this!" Abigail shouts. She raises her left hand - the one shadow replaced. At the same time, Vellik fires a bolt of lightning.Abigail's twisting rope of shadow strikes first. Your light is subsumed, but so is half the parasite. Vellik's bolt follows up right after. Gold lightning cracks and sparks.A throbbing bundle of light falls free of the creature. Its body vanishes.Almost immediately, shining lines begin to redraw themselves from the core."I still can't see it!" Abigail shouts. "Did we hit it?""Yes, but it's rebuilding itself! Stay ready!"What do you do?>attack the vulnerable bundle yourself>use Cast Light to direct your allies once again>Power Swing>some other strategy
>>31898176>Power SwingRIP AND TEAR ITS GUTS!
>>31898176Power Swing the SHIT out of it.
>>31898176>Power SwingThere's surely no way we'll fail!
>>31898176It reacts to light as if it's a tangible substance.So lets see what happens if we make another light ball where it's trying to reform and then have Auriel fill the whole space with Light and have Donny power it up more?
>>31898176Slice it's ass in half with light
>>31898176How is it rebuilding itself if it's not attached to the core anymore?
>>31898225Sure, why not.
>>31898176>use Cast Light to direct your allies once again
>>31898198>>31898199>>31898213wouldn't powerswing right next to Geb's source of power be bad? I imagine it creates a huge incredibly powerful blade we can't yet control reliably.
>>31898244The body it had vanished under the magical assault. It is rebuilding itself from the core.------------------Vote 1:>Power SwingVote 2:>Auriel+Donovan combo ala >>31898225
>>31898176>Power SwingIt's Time
>>31898225I was going to suggest that we ask auriel to make a spell that we power that creates restraining bands of light around the creature where we're aiming and then have our allies throw another super volley at it while its held down but that suggestion is also basically the same thing.
>>31898198>>31898199>>31898213How about let's not use an untested spell in a critical part of Geb's body?
>>31898291>>31898318this guys. I want to use that spell soon myself, but it's hard to think of a worse time to do it than right now.
>>31897748>>used 20 manaWait a minute. If Fang couldn't track his own mana usage, then how could Donovan?
>>31898365>it's hard to think of a worse time to do it than nowDonovan's very own "Bed Method."
>>31898401Oh shit! Sandalthong replaced Donny with a robot! We've been rused!
>>31898401probably because SM forgot that fact.
>>31898299cutting off votes
>>31898401Donovan is a magic detecting genius.
>>31898401>Only Elemental Lords and Shadow/Erebus have been able to track mana use>More proof for Flint being Hyperion2.0Really, though, it's probably because of Genius Detect Magic.>Genius Detect Magic - You used to need intense focus to feel more than a few dozen feet away. Now that the shel'kath is gone, it's like second nature. You can feel the magic for miles around.
Aww, no Power Swing?Oh well, battle couple finish is pretty good.Roll 1d100 for a C-C-C-COMBO ATTACK
>>31898434>Really, though, it's probably because of Genius Detect Magic.It's all a rouse we are still in the Archonium, don't you see?
>>31898460>Aww, no Power Swing?YOU FUCKS!
>>31898469>>31898473>>31898475Eh, good enough.>>31898434Fang has that, too, IIRC.
Rolled 72>>31898460Didn't want to see the stupid power swing anyway
>>31898401No, you misunderstand. You knew the mana cost of each one of Fang's spells, so you could do the math and keep track yourself if you really wanted.However, 'teaming up' with Auriel doesn't have a set mana cost, so I thought it only fair to inform you of the exact quantity in that instance.
>>31898547Did you tell us the mana cost for the long-range Spirit Squall? I'll buy your explanation for this if you did.
>>31898492>quest "ends"> -You wake up screaming->"Erebus, whats wrong?>"MOM I DONT WANT TO JOIN THE MILITARY"
>>31898530>Didn't want to see the stupid power swing anyway>mfw>>31898575I honestly don't remember.
>>31898586Nope bad end because Chaos wins the war end exterminates humanity.
>>31898609but it was all a DREEAAAAAAMMM
>>31898591Am I that bad at conveying sarcasm?
>>31898625Next time try adding a couple LOL and XD'sPeople love that shit.
>>31898625that was also sarcasmI have the same problem. I think I remember promising not to be sarcastic ever again in the distant past
>>31898622And then it turns out to be a dream within a dream.SM loves the inception horns.BWWWWOOOOOOOOMMMMMMM.
>>31898591You did. It cost 30 mana.
>>31898672>implying I don't have the Inception OSThttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imamcajBEJs
>>31898647It's best to assume that anything really stupid is sarcasm. It also helps maintain that last sliver of hope for humanity.
>>31898715You gotta love Zimmer's build to tension.
>>31898748YES. I will abuse the shit out of this to heighten my Shadow Quest experience whenever something dramatic happens. Which knowing SM, is practically every other update.
>>31898672What? you fool! that is obviously the sound the reapers make stop willingly indoctrinating yourselves
>>31898881Does it amuse you that over 121 threads you've probably managed to psychologically condition hundreds of /tg/'ers into blitzkrieg paranoia and fear?
>>31898919Hey man, it's fine. As long as I have half a bottle of oxies left then a couple SQ threads are nothing.
Where my nigga joey at?
>>31899106This never fails to make me laugh.
Was going to post this when the ruselord returned but I'm about to pass out
>Donny has a tougher manashield than Fang>And nearly 4x his reservesIt's a shame his spells are all ass.
"Auriel, it reacts to light like it can feel it. So just fill that whole area with light. Make a sigil, I'll give it power!""Wait, where?"You Cast a Light. An white orb appears over the parasite as its body is drawn back into existence. "On the ground, there!"Auriel makes her sigil. It's relatively simple - a dot with ten lines branching from the center. Half the lines are connected. You throw your mana into it as fast as you can. Auriel's eyes widen. "Whoa!">you've used 50 manaThe sigil wavers, and you can -feel- it slip out of her hands. A mighty burst of light explodes over the parasite. It's like a miniature sun, without the heat. Waves and streamers of white neon flick out at the cavern walls.And then, it vanishes. Nothing is left.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTN87eD3SkcThe ground beneath you begins to tremble.It shifts. Cracks in the earth begin to open at an alarming rate."Uh...not good!""Shield yourselves!""The chamber is collapsing," Steward says. "Use magic to levitate.""I don't know that!""Hold on, Donny!" Auriel grabs your arm. A crevice opens below you, and above you. Rock and dust spills from the ceiling in waves. Auriel contains you both in a sphere of light, but you're buried by the avalanche in seconds. You hang onto her for dear life as you're rattled around like a nut in a can.Eventually, you come to stop.And then you start moving again. You're picked up, and you feel yourself press down into the bottom of the shield. "What's going on?!""I think something is lifting us!""Thanks for the update!" you shout at her.>con't
The rumbling slowly halts once again. And this time, it doesn't restart."...ok. I'm going to lower the shield. Stay close."Auriel waves a hand in front of her face. The opaque white magic vanishes.You're on the ground. Except, it's not the ground. It's a hand, that sort of looks like the ground. And it's attached to the arm of a massive mountain man who is probably named Geb.The mouth of the rocky face that looms before you opens. "YOU KILL LIGHT."You shield yourself from the spray of dust and air that comes out of it. "Uh...uh...sure.""THANK YOU, L̶̷I̧G̵̴H̨̧̕TL̶I̷̶NG̵͠. ARE YOU HURT?""Um...no.""GOOD. TIME TO BE PUT DOWN, NOW."You feel your stomach fall into your throat as you plummet toward the ground at high speed. You cling to Auriel for dear life. She's laughing. Oh, elements, you've fallen in love with a madwoman.There's a rush of dust as the bottom of Geb's hand strikes the ground. You manage to disembark before collapsing onto the actual ground.Everyone's there - safe and sound. Geb takes a few steps back. The earth rumbles with each of his movements. You struggle to get back on your feet."HMM. THE D̸A̴̧R̢̨K̶̢͘ IS STILL GONE. HMM. WHERE ARE W̧̢I͏̀N҉D̕ AND L̸͢͏Į̛͡G̸H̶Ţ͞? HMM. WELL. HMM. I AM NOT SAD THAT THEY ARE GONE. NO. HMM."He sure rumbles a lot."Um...Geb! Hey, Geb!"Geb's face roars down toward you. A blast of wind follows the motion of his upper body. "HMMM?""Uh...hopefully...this...isn't too much trouble, but...uh...we need some help. Things are kinda...well...""Sir Flint, why don't I do the talking," Queen Kalladar says. "Lord Geb! I am Queen Ellendra Kalladar, inheritor of the rule of your people. It is my honor and my pleasure to meet you at last!">con't
>>31899300>Parasite is dead.DIDN'T EVEN BREAK A SWEAT.
"KALLADAR? HMM. YES. I REMEMBER. YOU ARE TOO YOUNG, THOUGH.""You probably knew my grandmother!""HMM. TELLA'DI. HMM. A GOOD T͡Ŗ҉E͏É͞LI҉̧͘N͢҉G͠͏. YOU ARE OF HER BLOOD. HMM. THIS REMINDS ME OF THE R̢O͟͝C͜͏K̸͘L̢͡҉I̸Ǹ̢G̷̢S͞Geb plunges a hand into his own stomach. And he withdraws something. It's...rock. But a long, strange rock, lined with smaller rocks. It's...a lot of rock.It also feels just like that strange chronomancy you sensed earlier.Geb sets the strange branching rock on the ground. There must be hundreds of boulders all connected to one single center. It almost looks like a tree.And then strange sensation fades, and the rock collapses to dust, all at once. Things fall out of the debris."Those are people!" Abigail says.And then you see them - they aren't just people. They're short. Too short. And stout. Almost inhuman in proportion.Or, exactly inhuman in proportion."Dwarves," Auriel whispers. "I thought they were all dead. Has he been protecting them all this time?""Incredible," Adavan says."NOW. WHERE IS THE D̸A̴̧R̢̨K̶̢͘?"---------------------->to be continued
>>31899353>"NOW. WHERE IS THE D̸A̴̧R̢̨K̶̢͘?"Well...>to be continuedFuck you too SM
>>31899353THE DWARVES ARE ALIVE! SM YOU GLORIOUS BASTARD.
>>31899353>>to be continuedEnd thread TBC or another post TBC?
>>31899353Not even his stance on AI?
>>31899353>"Dwarves," Auriel whispers.A prophet walks among us
>>31899326>The mouth of the rocky face that looms before you opens. "YOU KILL LIGHT.">>You shield yourself from the spray of dust and air that comes out of it. "Uh...uh...sure.">>"THANK YOU, L̶̷I̧G̵̴H̨̧̕TL̶I̷̶NG̵͠. ARE YOU HURT?">>"Um...no.">>"GOOD. TIME TO BE PUT DOWN, NOW."Geb seems like a cool guy.
>>31899353I can't wait to meet the Dwarves with Shadow.
>>31899373It's just Geb being himself. Don't worry about it.>>31899427It's the end, broski. I already pushed it far tonight. Still sick over here.>>31899436next time man, I didn't feel like plodding through ten paragraphs of GEB. HMM.
>>31899353YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS THANKS OBAMA FFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUKKKKKKKKEEEEENNNNDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDOOOOOORFFFFFFS
>>31899405thisX1000I look forward to the next thread. Love Geb by the way.
>>31899353>>31899477Thanks for the thread, SM!
>>31899353So how do we convince him to on the one hand fight Erebus but on the other to let Shadow live?
>>31899463He seems like an Iron Giant kind of cool as well, and that's like, double cool.>>31899477Thanks for the thread SM. Get better soon or else.
>>31899491Because shadow's muh baby, and he didn't do nuffin wrong!
>>31899463Geb confirmed for best elemental lord yet.
>>31899477>It's just Geb being himself. Don't worry about it.I assumed so.But obviously the more chaos there is the more "L̶̷I̧G̵̴H̨̧̕TL̶I̷̶NG̵͠" the speech gets
>>31899491By explaining how bro shadow has been to Steward and the Treelings, that's how.
>>31899535We don't even know his stance on Steward.Also what did Shadow for the elves in particular?
>>31899563Nothing, but Ellendra and Valeria can vouch for Shadow.
>>31899563World saving related stuff. Also, Steward2Dwarves/Ven/=Geb.Goodnight much anon.
>>31899563Save their queen and not kill them all.
>>31899643Thank you for reminding me of the most stupid decision in shadowquest.
>>31899707Thank you for outing yourself as a retard. Now please fuck off back to QTG.
>>31899707It was the first thread, we had no idea what kind of character we were so we just went with the "help out the important looking people" plan
>>31899776and dragons aren't peopleso yeah, it was a pretty good bet
>>31899798 elves aren't people either
>>31899707One of the elves wanted to kill us. The queen promptly stopped him.I think that's a pretty good reason to help her out.
>>31899822Oh, not this shit again.
>>31899832They came to the place for the sole purpose of destroying you.Don't even deny that /tg/ would have sided with the dragon if it wouldn't have been a female
>>31899822thems fighting words
>>31899798that's like siding with the thief who breaks into your house against your watchdog
>>31899867No, they came to take out Dovak. >spoilerWell, when you put it that way...
>>31899899more like siding with the animal abuser who breaks into other peoples homes to kill their pets
>>31899924It's a lesson I learned.Never give /tg/ the option to side with a woman if it isn't what you are expecting them to choose.Would have been funny if she just killed us.
>>31899899>>31899939Not really. More like siding with the brave civilians trying to avenge people mauled by your rabid dog.
>>31900023It was siding with the vagina. Nothing more.
>>31899353Oh, so fucking called it.
>>31900023brave civilians are not queens or royal escorts that come to kill your beloved shadow dragondovak > any elf ever
>>31900095That beloved shadow dragon went out and murdered many of their people in cold blood. We had a responsibility to put him down.
>>31900133nah he was just hungry
>>31900279That doesn't change the fact they had every reason to kill him for their people's safety.And if Dovak was hungry, then it was Melody's responsibility to feed him.
>>31899707>150+ threads later>still people butt-hurt that Shadow isn't an evil asshole
>>31900878You also thought fighting against Temerity was a good idea, right?
>>31901021Given that Temerity's position boiled down to "let's murder everyone you know and care about because reasons," it would've been absurdly out of character to do anything other than side against Temerity. It was just a question of how hard he was rebuffed.
>>31901113Ding ding, Temerity, Erebus and any product of their decision to campaign against Venia for lulz makes them shits and shits should not be sided with
Welp, I think I missed the thread. Time to start reading then.How rainbows could it possibly be