QM Twitter: https://twitter.com/HellbornQuestThe Story So Far: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=hellbornCharacter Sheet: http://pastebin.com/rNg3Yw8m (picture included)[I forgot to factor in your meditation to your stress levels. You’re at 20/100.]You’ve never done anything like this before, namely because nobody ever knew about what you could do but you, and showing people wasn’t really an option. You figure you can give it a shot now, though. “Sure,” you say. “No promises it won’t suck though.”Rowan simply gives you an encouraging smile and begins playing her guitar in response. You recognize the song, but can’t put a name to it until she starts singing. Ro’s got a pretty singing voice, you note in passing.[Music?]>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFD0X6w9kFMYou let your mind wander as the song goes, and let the images from your mind’s eye play out on the shadowy ceiling. It follows a little girl as she put her shoes on, and then leaps across building tops and into the sky. The character gets caught up with a billow of her coat like a kite, and runs through the sky, coming down every now and again to touch down on landmarks, like the Statue of Liberty, roller coasters, and skyscrapers, and kick back into the sky.
>>32753831While she drifts through the air, a figure chases down below her on the ground, as if making ready to catch her, but always at the last minute another gust of wind takes her back up to continue her journey. As the song winds down to the end, the girl slowly drifts down into the waiting arms of the one who had been chasing along beneath her the whole time.Rowan strums out the last chord and keeps her eyes fixated up at the shadowy display as it silently reforms into the Bat symbol. “That was cool,” she says, still watching the shadow. “Yeah,” you say, “it kind was.” (-5 PP: 20/25)You reach up and run your fingers along the place where your horns meet your head as you think about everything. Your shadow play stuff you’ve always done in secret. It’s kind of different to share it with somebody for once. It seems like every time you use your powers, you’re doing it out of necessity. Now that you put some more thought to it, you don’t feel like that’s how it’s meant to be. (-7 Stress: 12/100)You eye Rowan’s guitar. It’s a pretty nice instrument. “How long have you been playing?” you ask.“A few years. I made Mom teach me,” Ro answers. She catches something in the way you’re looking at her guitar. “Do you play?”>Nope.>Not anymore.>A little.>Other (?)Forgot the title, so re-posted.
>>32753834>A little.Damn that confused me for a second.
>>32753834>A littleI wonder if we could use shadowy powers to work the guitar. Bet we could play some crazy complicated stuff with a thousand tiny fingers.
>>32753834>>Not anymore.Not all foster homes had instruments.
>>32753834>Other: "Man, you should see the things I can do with these claws and a guitar.">But seriously... not anymore.
>>32753834>Silently contemplate how hard we could shred>Seriously, shadow powers alone could probably do some crazy stuff.>...if we knew how to play more than like 2 chords
One of your fake parents played the guitar, and thought it would be something nice to bond with you over. It’s been so long though that you doubt you’d be able to play anything right now. “I used to, a little,” you say. “Not everybody had a guitar when I was going through foster homes, so, you know, you kind of forget.”Rowan lays her guitar aside. “That’s kind of sad,” she says.You shrug. Lots of things are kind of sad. “Do you miss it?” Ro asks.>It was just a phase.>It was a long time ago.>Sometimes.>Other (?)
>>32753967>It was a long time ago.
>>32753967>Sometimes.>It was a long time ago.
>>32753967>>It was just a phase.
>>32753834>(-7 Stress: 12/100)Shouldn't that be 13/100?>>32753967>Sometimes.>It was a long time ago.
>>32753967>>Other: "Jumping from a home to home? No. Playing guitar? Kinda."
(Stress: 13/100)“It was fun while it lasted,” you say, “but it was a long time ago.”Ro nods. “Yeah, I get how that is,” she says. “Hey, just so you know though, if it’s something you’re interested in, maybe later I could show you how to play again. You already know the basics. Mom’s pretty good herself, too, and I don’t think she’d mind helping.”>Nah, that’s not who I am anymore.>I’ve got enough on my plate as is.>Eh. Maybe. I’ll have to give it some thought.>That sounds pretty cool, actually.>Other (?)
>>32754139>>I’ve got enough on my plate as is.
>>32754139>Eh. Maybe. I’ll have to give it some thought.>I’ve got enough on my plate as is.
>>32754139>That sounds pretty cool, actually.>Eh. Maybe. I’ll have to give it some thought.
>>32754139>I’ve got enough on my plate as is.>Eh. Maybe. I’ll have to give it some thought.
You know, this quest reminds me, I wonder if there will ever be many crossover quests. Like with the Diabolist one.
>>32754139>That sounds pretty cool, actually.
>>32754139>Nah, that’s not who I am anymore.>I’ve got enough on my plate as is.
>>32754139>Eh. Maybe. I’ll have to give it some thought.>Other: Might be nice.
>>32754139>Eh. Maybe. I’ll have to give it some thought.
>>32754139>Eh. Maybe. I’ll have to give it some thought.>That sounds pretty cool, actually
You can’t really bring yourself to accept Rowan’s offer right now. Things are complicated. “Maybe later,” you say. “I mean. Might be something nice to do. I’ll have to think about it.”“Sure,” Rowan says. She goes back to her guitar and plays a few more songs while you sit there and veg out.----Time goes by pretty fast. Between school, training, and your fledgling social life, your routine expands fast enough to make days fly by without undo surprise. Waldric doesn’t call again, and you suspect that Meckor figured things out and had Ranthix tear his arms off or something. Or maybe he’s just laying low? It wouldn’t be much of a loss if he were dead.There are a lot of things you need to focus on, but not everything can take top priority. >Learn how to use a sword.>Learn how to play the guitar.>Learn how to shoot better.>Learn more about landmastery.>Learn better hand-to-hand techniques.>Train Reeber to obey commands.>Widen your social circle.>Keep up with school.>Strengthen ties with Vikrama and Baron.>Befriend Moriah.>Make new friends.>Other (?)Assign priority to all of these things. I’m taking power training for granted.
>>32754139>Nah, that’s not who I am anymore.
>>327544451.Learn how to use a sword.2.Learn more about landmastery.3.Learn how to shoot better.4.Befriend Moriah.5.Strengthen ties with Vikrama and Baron.We probably don't need too much hand to hand training.
>>32754445>Learn how to use a sword.>Learn how to shoot better.>Learn more about landmastery.I'm guessing it's pick three? If we're allowed more, I guess I'll list some more in order.>Strengthen ties with Vikrama and Baron.>Befriend Moriah.>Keep up with school.>Other: Some sort of movement focus with stealth and speed on foot as a goal. Parkour or something?>Learn better hand-to-hand techniques.
>>32754445>>Learn how to use a sword. 2>>Learn how to play the guitar. 8>>Learn how to shoot better. 3>>Learn more about landmastery. 1>>Learn better hand-to-hand techniques. 6>>Train Reeber to obey commands. 4>>Widen your social circle. 9>>Keep up with school. 5>>Strengthen ties with Vikrama and Baron.>>Befriend Moriah. 7>>Make new friends. 10I'm assuming we just number them?
>>32754445>Learn how to use a sword.>Learn more about landmastery.>Learn better hand-to-hand techniques.>Train Reeber to obey commands.>Keep up with school.>Strengthen ties with Vikrama and Baron.>Befriend Moriah.
>>32754445>Learn how to use a sword.>Learn more about landmastery.>Widen your social circle.>Keep up with school.>Learn better hand-to-hand techniques.>Learn how to shoot better.
>>32754445I can't even begin to pick.I guess my highest priority is socializing, then fighty/magic stuff.
>>327544451. Sword.2. Landmaster3. Vik and Baron4. Mariah5. School6. Reeber7. Shooting
>>32754445>Train Reeber to obey commands.>Learn more about landmastery.>Learn how to shoot better.>Learn how to use a sword.
>>32753831>Character Sheet: http://pastebin.com/rNg3Yw8m (picture included)>The power category labels are added.I wanted to say thank you for updating it with my suggested fixes in a timely manner. You're one of the few QMs that actually does so and I appreciate it.Just feel I need to ask, though. Are the ones labeled as [MIX] a blend of all three equally or can it be just two of them? If it's two of the three and not all three, then it might be better to label them as such instead of the current notation. Unless you're purposefully keeping it vague for some reason. If that's the case, it's fine how it is.
>>32754500Seconding this one.
>>32754445>Strengthen ties with Vikrama and Baron.>Learn how to use -our- sword.>Befriend Moriah.>Learn more about landmastery. I had specific questions for Isaac, but I forgot them...>Keep up with school.>Learn better hand-to-hand techniques. We use our claws a lot and they're much harder to separate from us than the gun.>Train Reeber to obey commands.>Widen your social circle.>Learn how to play the guitar.>Learn how to shoot better. Guns are cursed>Make new friends.
>>32754511>>Other: Some sort of movement focus with stealth and speed on foot as a goal. Parkour or something?This couldn't hurt. Getting good at quickly moving around places, maybe figuring out how to scale a wall by digging in with our claws, and being sneaky even without the shadow powers so that we're super extra sneaky when we do use them.I'll support it.
>>32754445>1. Sword>2. Landmastery>3. Moriah>4. Reeber>5. School>6. Vikrama/Baron
>>32754445>>Learn more about landmastery.>>Learn better hand-to-hand techniques.>>Learn how to use a sword.>>Learn how to shoot better.>>Train Reeber to obey commands.>>Befriend Moriah.
>>32754658This is a cool idea.
>>327544451.Strengthen ties with Vikrama and Baron.2.Befriend Moriah.3.Learn better hand-to-hand techniques.4.Keep up with school.5.Widen your social circle.6.Make new friends.7.Learn more about landmastery.8.Learn how to shoot better.9.Train Reeber to obey commands.10.Learn how to play the guitar.11.Learn how to use a sword.
Somebody mind interpreting the input for me? I'm going through it myself, but a second set of eyes would be nice.
>>32754767I've got no fucking clue. Asking for us to rank 11 options is basically a clusterfuck. It seems like swords and friends rank highly, though.
>>32754445>>Learn more about landmastery.>>Learn how to use a sword.>>Learn how to shoot better.>>Befriend Moriah.>>Strengthen ties with Vikrama and Baron.>>Learn better hand-to-hand techniques.>>Train Reeber to obey commands.>>Learn how to play the guitar.>>Widen your social circle.>>Keep up with school.>>Make new friends.
>>32754767>>32754785Landmastery high on most lists too
>>32754767Looks like Landmaster and sword are pretty unanimous. Reeber too.There's a lot of info. Maybe you should just have us list our top three.
>>32754767Most people put highest priority on learning to sword and landmaster from what I see. Then it's a toss up between other combat training and school/friends.
Next time I'll be wiser. Anyway, I think I've figured it out.
>>32754838Almost done if you want to wait for my count thing.
>>32754767Looking at the first 11 votes since that's how many we got before you asked for help.0 means was unmentioned in a vote>Learn how to use a sword.1 1 2 1 1 1 4 2 1 3 11>Learn how to play the guitar.0 0 8 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 10>Learn how to shoot better.3 2 3 0 6 7 0 10 0 0 8>Learn more about landmastery.2 3 1 2 2 2 2 4 2 1 7 >Learn better hand-to-hand techniques.0 8 6 3 5 0 0 6 0 2 3>Train Reeber to obey commands.0 0 4 4 5 6 1 7 4 5 9>Widen your social circle.0 0 9 0 3 0 0 8 0 0 5>Keep up with school.0 6 5 5 0 5 0 5 5 0 4>Strengthen ties with Vikrama and Baron.5 4 11 6 0 3 0 1 6 0 1>Befriend Moriah.4 5 7 7 0 4 0 3 3 6 2>Make new friends.0 0 10 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 6(4? votes for some kind of stealth/parkour/movement or something)
>>32754974This would put it as>Sword>Landmaster>Moria >Hand to Hand>Shooting(Moria, Hand to Hand, and Shooting all were really close for third, but Moria had the least 0s. So I interpreted that as people caring about her more. Shooting and H2H had the same number of 3s and 0s, but the others of H2H were mostly higher than for Shooting)>Reeber>Vik and Baron>School>Guitar>Widen social circle>New friends
This is why I will never be an analyst.
>>32755093Of course not, you're already a Lawnalyst.
>>32755093Analytics Quest doesn't sound nearly as interesting as Hellborn Quest.
>>32755093Hey, probably safer than your lawn.
>>32755162Tax quest was pretty bitchin despite being about a bureaucrat.
>>32754974>>32755074Man, this is really neat work. Every quest runner should have a guy like you by their side.
>>32755093>>32754974>>32755074FUCK.I forgot about the votes for the stealth movement thing.Well, the initial vote was for 7th, and it got three people seconding it.That would put it right ahead of guitar and right after school.
>>32755298Wow, you are the worst!
>>32754445Did anyone else get a Persona vibe from assigning priority to things?SOCIAL LINKS, MORE SOCIAL LINKS
>>32754974Using these numbers....1) Sword (6 votes as 1)2) Landmastery (7 votes as 1 or 2)3) Shoot (3 votes as 1 2 or 3)Hand to Hand (3 votes as 1 2 or 3)Moriah (3 votes as 1 2 or 3)Baron and Vikrama (3 votes as 1 2 or 3)4-way tie, dice-off?7) Reeber (4 votes as 1 2 3 or 4)8) School (6 votes as 1 2 3 4 or 5)9) Social (2 votes as 1 2 3 4 or 5)10) Guitar (3 votes as 8 9 or 10)11) New Friends (2 votes 1-10) Other: Stealth 4 votes
>>32754445>>Other (?)1-11 is working super extra hard on dicking around with shadow powers.
Days turn into weeks, and before you know it, a month has passed. It’s late October, and the generally sunny weather has turned into a permanently overcast condition.Training with Ro, Harvey, and Isaac has been beneficial to your combat skills. Rowan’s been teaching you a lot about sword fighting technique. Though she herself uses a two-hander, you’ve found that she’s versed in a number of different styles. You’ve also had a chance to meet with her actual fencing instructor a couple times, a thin whip of a woman who runs a place down in the suburbs. You’re told you are a natural and a quick learner, which you should be, given that your reflexes are freakishly fast. While you’re certainly not as good as Rowan, you actually now know how to properly hold and wield a rapier, which is something you’d love to put down on a resume in the future. As for Zelathis, Borislav theorizes that it absorbs ambient electricity from the air and releases it in charged bursts. You’ve found you can speed up the process by hooking it up to a car battery for a couple hours. While the sword is beautifully crafted and elegant as hell, all the time you’ve spent practicing with it leaves you feeling there’s more to the sword that you haven’t yet learned to use. Time will be the best teacher there.
>>32755906After your run in with Ranthix, you realized you needed to figure out a bit better how to deal with opponents bigger and stronger than you are. You’ve been relying chiefly on instinct up till now, but you don’t want to push your luck. Isaac’s been a well of knowledge, there. He knows more about punching people in the face than Rowan knows about swords, which is saying something. He’s instructed you in several useful moves of both Judo and Aikido, stuff that should help you break out of holds and help put opponents on the ground, where you can then proceed to claw them to death.Also fun, one night a week, the Halllows go down to a gun range and has a family shootout. While you’re unable to bring along some of Isaac’s more exotic weaponry, the practice is good, and the repetition burns the action of shooting into your muscles. You’re quicker on the draw and faster on reloading and aiming than you were before, though your basic aim and such is not drastically improved.
>>32755926You’ve also taken to doing some running at night, on your own. You didn’t really see it before, but having faster reflexes makes jumps and acrobatics a lot breezier for you than they’ve ever been before. Leaping over barriers and running along handrails aren’t much of a sweat after you’ve gotten used to the feel. And, with your claws, you’ve found you can climb surfaces that would be difficult for others to get up. Now you’re not Spiderman or anything, but it’s not a problem for you to scramble up and over a ten-foot brick wall.Besides what you can do with your hands, though, Borislav and Isaac have taken some time to sit down with you and explain more about landmastery. You’re pretty sure there’s a big detail that they’re not telling you, but there’s never a good time to inquire between Borislav’s halting English, Isaac’s translating, and the weird secrets of nature that you’re supposed to figure out. One thing that’s new, though, is that apparently landmasters can create creatures out of nothing, kind of like what Borya was doing with those spirit wolves of his. After repeated failures, you’ve managed to figure out how to breathe life into one of these false-formed magic constructs. Yours takes the shape of a little lizard-bat thing with wings and a bad attitude.
>>32755944Though it obeys the command of your will power (kind of) it generally sets everything around it on fire, so you generally don’t keep one around. Supposedly it’s similar to an imp, which while not as cool as a glowy ghost wolf thing, still ought to count for something.Speaking of hellish beasts, you have also taken to spending some time with Reeber, taking him out to the park and out on walks, talking to him and teaching him English. He’s a really smart animal, and with a little effort you’ve trained him on a number of basic commands that should help out the next time the two of you are in a fight together. Or, you know, if you want to have him roll over and play dead.All of this has kept you very, very busy. You manage to keep up in your schooling, though probably just barely. You have pretty solid C’s on your grades, from what you’ve seen online. Oh, except an A in art, because hey, everyone has something that they automatically get A’s in. You and Moriah have been getting along inside and outside of art class, and you guess if you were counting your friends, you’d throw her on the pile. She says weird and disturbing things a lot of the time, and has days where she doesn’t speak to anyone. On the flipside, however, she always seems happy to see you, and you don’t feel like you have to pander to her to win her approval. Which is cool, because she’s actually pretty clever and interesting after you get over her initial cantankerousness.
>>32755944>Yours takes the shape of a little lizard-bat thing with wings and a bad attitude.What shall we name this little abomination?
>>32755964Besides you, you kind of get the feeling that Moriah doesn’t really have many friends. Like, as in, probably she has no friends at all. People kind of brush over Moriah and talk about her behind her back as ‘that Goth girl’. You make a point to stand up for her or talk her up to others when she comes up in conversation, but there’s only so much one person can do.As for you, you see Rowan’s friends nearly every day, though keeping busy in the evening precludes you from spending too much time with Vik or Baron. You get along with famously with them, but occasionally you feel kind of excluded. Like, they’re just doing their own thing, and you’re kind of just there, listening in to tales of their exploits and fancies. Still, they’re some great people, and you enjoy spending time around them.Anyway, you’re at school, having just procured your lunch with Ro, Vik, and Baron, and you’re off to your usual lunch-eating spot, while Baron enjoys one of his usual rants.HP: 16/16PP: 26/26Stress: 15/100Sanity: 100/100
>>32755984“That’s why I like Halloween,” he says. “It’s as much of a day as you want it to be. If you don’t care for it, that’s it, it’s done, you sit at home with a bowl of Smarties and dish them out to kids. Buf it you want to, you get to decorate your house, watch scary movies, go to parties, as much or little as you want. And the sky’s the limit on how cool your costume can get. You can pretty much pretend to be a Jedi or a wizard or whoever you want for the entire day.”“So what do you have in store for the world this year?” asks Vikrama.Baron grins. “That’s the other thing I like about Halloween. It’s a surprise every time.”Vikrama pouts at Baron’s secrecy.“Well I already have my costume picked out,” says Rowan, taking a moment to adjust her backpack straps.Now just a second here. “Wait, when is Halloween?” you ask.“Why, it’s next Friday of course,” says Vikrama. “Surely you haven’t forgotten?”You may or may not have forgotten. You lose track of time, sometimes.>I’m out of the loop again.>Geeze, I need a costume.>What kind of plans do you guys have cooking up? >Other (?)
>>32756006>>Other (?)Ask what they're going to dress up as.
>>32756006give Rowan an evil grin"Oh, I've got a pretty cool costume, right Ro?"
>>32755984>What kind of plans do you guys have cooking up? like we need to make a costume for it
>>32756006>What kind of plans do you guys have cookingSo are we just going to whip out the horns and claws for our costume? Could be fin to wear them in public for once.
>>32756006>What kind of plans do you guys have cooking up?>Geeze, I need a costume.
>>32756044What we should do is have Rowan dress up as us while we dress up as demonbane.Also, what happened to Waldric?
>>32756006>What kind of plans do you guys have cooking up?>Does this mean I need a costume?
>>32756061We should go full demonic. Fangs and everything.
>>32756061As funny as it would be, this is probably a horrible idea.
>>32756006>What kind of plans do you guys have cooking up?
>>32756066We don't know, but we assume Meckor killed him.
>>32756097only problom i can see is that the claws we have could cut though something on accident otherwise we be fine not like someone is going to shout "there is a deamon in the room kill it!"
You have grown stronger over the course of the past few weeks. Choose two abilities.-Infernus-Predatory Reserve>Gain 10 HPFire Resistance>Most fire isn't hot enough to phase you. Explosive Flare>A wave of fire explodes off of you, setting everything nearby ablaze.Blood Curse>You cause the blood of your target to become unstable, greatly weakening it. (Target takes increased damage, loses any buffs and suffers penalties to healing)-Verwelken-Atramentous Dominion>You do not have to have physical contact with shadows to manipulate them. Darkness outside of close range takes more power to control.Child of Night> Darkness gives you a bonus to armor.Whisper of Lightlessness>Sometimes, you can hear the shadows speaking to you. They tell you what they’ve seen, if only you listen.Invisibility>You can disappear from sight for a short period of time. (6 PP/Second)-Belphegoran-Stain of Sin>Corrupting a weapon (or claws) changes damage type to corrupting for the next attack.Terrorizing Glare>Make eye contact with a target, filling it briefly with horrific, all-consuming fear. (Low cost, ranged debuff)Soul Drinker>Rip power from a target opponent at touch, and add it to your own. (Drain: 10 PP, Cost: 3 PP)Inflict Pain>Ignite an opponent’s senses with a crippling overload of pain. (High cost, powerful debuff)
>>32756114We assume? We have his phone number, have we called him and asked if he's dead?
>>32756148You haven't called him, because you didn't really see a reason to. You probably should call him though to see if he is dead, you think.
>>32756164That might be a good idea, yes.
>>32756146>Rip power from a target opponent at touch, and add it to your own. (Drain: 10 PP, Cost: 3 PP)>Sometimes, you can hear the shadows speaking to you. They tell you what they’ve seen, if only you listen.
>>32756146Predatory ReserveWhisper of LightlessnessAlso, did Isaac give us the sweet sweet demon asskicking money?
>>32756025This our costume is going to be some cool "makeup" on our face, pointy teeth and some sick horns"
>>32756146>Atramentous Dominion>Soul Drinker
>>32756146Predatory ReserveFire ResistanceI want to make s more durable.
>>32756178You're not on the clock yet, but he's been making sure you're 'compensated' for your time and efforts.
>>32756146>Fire Resistance>Child of Night
>>32756146>Predatory Reserve>Whisper of Lightlessness
>>32756146Predatory Reserve for absolute sure.
>>32756146Predatory ReserveWhisper of Lightlessness
>>32756146Also, Whisper of Lightlessness costs sanity to use. Just in case that's a concern to you.
Predatory ReserveFire ResistanceGotta get that durability.
>>32756146>Atramentous Dominion>Child of Night
>>32756229Oh hell with getting that then Changing my vote from whispers too Child of Nightsame guys as here>>32756225
>>32756146>Predatory Reserve>Soul Drinker
>>32756229Predatory ReserveFire ResistanceYeah, san loss might be a bit of a concern.
>>32756146>Fire ResistanceNo t only are we setting shit on fire now but the imp is doing it as well.>Atramentous DominionWe use our shadows all the time so this seams like it would be useful.
>>32756146I'm not too sure about Whisper of Lightlessness, sounds like it could be more trouble than it's worth.>Predatory Reserve>Child of Night
>>32756146Atramentous Dominion>You do not have to have physical contact with shadows to manipulate them. Darkness outside of close range takes more power to control.Child of Night> Darkness gives you a bonus to armor.
>>32756229in that case, >>32756178 here. Changing whisper of lightlessness to Child of Night
>>32756146Blood Curse - Perfect for taking out big guys.Soul Drinker
>>32756146Whisper of LightlessnessSoul Drinker
>>32756146Atramentous DominionTerrorizing Glare
If you're changing votes remember to delete the previous one.
>>32756146Predatory ReserveChild of Night>>32756268>>32756260Guys, I know that San loss seems like a huge thing, but damage reverses itself over time. Yeah, we're not going to want to use it all the time, but it's still a good power.Sure, I'm not voting for it, but that's because I just want to pick up the tanky skills and not because SAN cost makes WoL bad.
>>32756240>Atramentous Dominion>Whisper of LightlessnessAll the way.
>>32756146Predatory Reserve and Fire Resistance. Definitely do not want a power that makes us go nutty every time we use it.
>>32756146>Atramentous Dominion>Whisper of Lightlessness
Guys, +10 HP is a huge passive benefit. There is no reason not to get it, it instantly makes us a hell of a lot more survivable.
is Demonic Strength ever going to be an option?
>>32756146Child of NightAtramentous Dominion
>>32756365hmm what about demonic voice?
>>32756333It doesn't make us go nutty every time we use it. We've taken San loss from people just saying hurtful things to us and we didn't snap into a psycho monster.It's a downside that warrants consideration, but it's not an instant deal breaker.
>>32756146>Predatory Reserve>Child of Night
>>32756384Well now I'm scared....Hold me, /tg/
>>32756320I know that if we get it, I would vote for san loss every time. Just to piss others off.
>>32756146Atramentous DominionInflict Pain
Somebody tally votes for me while I get started on the next update.
>>32756397It doesn't entail HOW much sanity we lose, though, which depending on what it tells us could be a lot. I'm not sure its worth the risk, and we have no idea if having a lower amount of sanity is as recoverable as stress if we reach zero (my guess is no)
>>32756146Predatory ReserveBlood Curse
>>32756418>Trusting players to tally votes
>>32756422Well, according to my copy of Eternal Darkness, it's probably not a big deal. Maybe just some 'controller' delusions or something.Besides, it's sort of an emergency information thing. Just in case we really want to know where someone went. Syngerizes great with Atramentous Dominion, too.
>>32756452>referencing vidja games when it comes to san loss>oh youuuuu
>>32756464>Eternal Darkness>You see what I did there?It fits man.
>>32756413....I now want Sierra to have chocolate skin and red hair, but I know I will be denied
>>32756418I'm really surprised you didn't write anything more substantial about the tiny little detail of FUCKING CREATING LIFE. What's the deal??
>>32756418I count 11 for Predatory Reserve, 9 for Child of night, 8 for Atramentous Dominion
>>32756497Its little magical constructs, not really life.I guess we should ask if theyre sentient.
>>32756481Yes yes, Verwelken, Eternal Darkness, i c wut u did thur. That being said, Languid could be going Call of Cthulu on us, and san loss can give us permanent disorders to our sanity.
So farPredatory Reserve 14Whisper of Lightlessness 4Atramentous Dominion 8Soul Drinker 4Fire Resistance 6Child of Night 8Invisibility 1Blood Curse 2Terrorizing Glare 1Demonic Strength 1Inflict Pain 1
>>32756418counting only the votes from before the tally was called for.Predatory Reserve12Fire Resistance5Explosive Flare0Blood Curse1Atramentous Dominion9Child of Night8Whisper of Lightlessness5InvisibilityI'm not even going to count invisibility or the belphegoral powers because it's obvious that they didn't get over 8 just at a glance.
So a halloween of sierra walking around with her horns out?
>>32756146Might be too late on this but,>Predatory Reserve>Invisibility
>>32756523We've already taken san damage. Multiple times.It's back up to 100. It heals.
>>32756548More like everything out.
>>32756524I'm good with Predatory Reserve and Atramentous Dominion but i really think we need Fire Resistance as soon as possible.
>>32756548Rockin out with her cock out.
>>32756507>>32756524>>32756541So which one is it?
>>32756548For sure. Go full hellgirl like it ain't no thang. Maybe show our drawing off first to make it seem like we're just doing a shitty knockoff of it.
>>32756565But we've never gone under a certain threshold, at least 90. It does heal, but slowly and not as much as stress. We don't know if after we reach a certain point it will heal that well
>>32756602PR is first place.AD and CoN are both at 9 for second.
>>32756524here>>32756602I counted every vote I could find up to when I posted it and tried to account for people swapping votes out, others (I think) stopped when Languid asked for a tally.So it depends how you want it to count I guess
>>32756495>....I now want Sierra to have chocolate skin and red hair, but I know I will be deniedIsn't it the best, dark chocolate with a caramel inside topped with ripe cherries.
>>32756638You missed one for Atramentous, probably because it didn't link to the options post.
>>32756667darn, ah well, nobody's perfect
>>32756548No. It may be funny, but this is not a good idea.
>>32756735It is a great idea.
>>32756735It is brilliant an totally in character. It's going to go swell.
>>32756548And her sword
>>32756735I don't think it's funny or a good idea. I do think it's something Sierra would want to do, and that she would enjoy having people compliment her appearance rather react with fear.
>>32756735What could possibly go wrong?
>>32756834This guy gets it.
“Gee, yeah, I lost track of the days,” you say dismissively. “Do you guys have any crazy Halloween plans I should be aware of?”“Well,” says Rowan. “I was going to tell you when we had more concrete details-”Baron cuts in. “There’s going to be a concert, and that’s all I’m allowed to say right now.”“I think the word Baron’s looking for is wild, crazy insane rave,” Vikrama says.“That’s wild, crazy insane Halloween rave,” Baron amends. A smile creeps on to his face. “I went last year. It was… something else.”Rowan smiles broadly at the thought. “Masquerade dance concert.”“So,” you say, your interest piqued, “you need a costume to get in? What are you guys going to be?”“Unless I have a better idea in the next couple days, I think we all know the answer to that,” says Rowan. “What I want to know is what Baron’s going to be.”“I like surprises,” says Baron. “That’s all you get to know.”“Boring!” Vikrama says in a drawn-out, singsong fashion. “I’m going to be Lucy from the TV show I Love Lucy,” she says, “but here’s the cincher, I’m going to be in black and white.” Dang. Sounds like they’ve put some thought into this. “What about you, Sierra?” asks Baron. “You got any ideas?”>I’m good to go. (Wink at Rowan.)>Cass, the other, scarier batgirl.>Maybe a swashbuckler or something. (You do have a sweet looking sword)>Hell...girl? (You could incorporate some of your innate features)>Other (?)
>>32756781"Hey those horns look like they're really coming out of your head">Role for bluff
>>32756854>>I’m good to go. (Wink at Rowan.)
>>32756854>Hell...girl?This is us
>>32756854>I’m good to go. (Wink at Rowan.)Dis gonna be good
>>32756854>I’m good to go. (Wink at Rowan.)Yea buddy
>Not going as an angel.You all disappoint me.
>>32756903Rowan's got that covered.
>>32756854>Cass, the other, scarier batgirl.Best Batgirl
>>32756854>I’m good to go. (Wink at Rowan.)
>>32756854Honeslty anything but demon form
>>32756912Nah, she's gonna be batman.
>>32756854daemon form or bust
>>32756854>Hell...girl? (You could incorporate some of your innate features)
So we're going as...Hellbatgirl?
>Hell...girl? (You could incorporate some of your innate features)Or>I’m good to go. (Wink at Rowan.)
>>32756937We should take Rowan on a treat yo self dayhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqCxq1gLrO0
>>32756854>>Maybe a swashbuckler or something. (You do have a sweet looking sword)>>Hell...girl? (You could incorporate some of your innate features)Both! The swashbuckling demoness that fights the creatures of hell by day and plunders booty by night.
>>32756937>Rowan dressed up as batmanSeems a bit masculine.
>>32756854>>I’m good to go. (Wink at Rowan)
>>32756854Hellgirl seems like a good enough compromise.
>>32756146Predatory Reserve and Whisper of lightlessness if I am not too late.
>>32757040But why would we compromise? The vote's like 2/1 in favor of strait up powers.
You don't actually have any ideas for costumes. But, you guess, you can look pretty scary without one. "I've got one idea that might work," you say, giving a sly smile at Rowan.Ro rolls her eyes. "Sierra, you can't really be thinking what I think you're thinking.""What do you think she's thinking?" Baron asks Ro, obviously intrigued. Rowan doesn’t answer."I like surprises too," you say, staying evasive. "But I'll need to give it some more thought." “Color me interested,” Vikrama says. Maybe you can strike a compromise between being Hellboy and being yourself, so at least you have plausible deniability.You pass through the cafeteria en route to your usual place, when you spot a familiar face. Moriah sits alone at a far table, eating her lunch.>You’ll catch up with Moriah later.>I’ll see you guys later, don’t have too much fun. [Join Moriah]>Hey, there’s somebody I want you guys to meet.>Other (?)So, AD and PR?
>>32757138>>I’ll see you guys later, don’t have too much fun. [Join Moriah]I don't think she would appreciate us bringing other people to her.
>>32757138>I’ll see you guys later, don’t have too much fun. [Join Moriah]
>>32757138>>I’ll see you guys later, don’t have too much fun. [Join Moriah]
>>32757138>I'll see you guys later, don't have too much fun. [Join Moriah]
>>32757138>I’ll see you guys later, don’t have too much fun. [Join Moriah]>So, AD and PR?Yes
>>32757138>So, AD and PR?Yep
>>32757138>Hey, there’s somebody I want you guys to meet.
>>32756146Hmm. Predatory Reserve and Blood Curse both look almost universally useful, and Fire Resistance would be incredibly useful against Infernus opponents like Ranthix. Explosive Flare seems limited unless you have no allies, civilians or important items near you but potentially fantastic against multiple opponents in the right circumstances.Atramentous Dominion and Child of Night are both pretty useful. Whisper of Lightlessness would be great for infiltrations or investigative work, but is not immediately important. Invisibility seems too draining to be widely useful, but would really come into its own with a bigger PP pool/cost reductions/improved PP harvesting.Stain of Sin seems nice, but possibly a little redundant alongside charging claws with hellfire. Being able to boost ranged weapons and possibly more effect vs Infernus don't seem quite enough to justify it compared to other things. Terrorizing Glare and Inflict Pain both seem very solid, especially the low cost of the former; the latter we might be too tempted to put off using until we're in a bad place and our PP is all but gone anyway. Soul Drinker seems useful, but we aren't currently hurting too badly for PP reserves so it may be better saved for next time; as it stands greater use of melee and a health boost to tank it should be able to handle a moderate increase in pressure on our PP use.
>>32757138>Hey, there’s somebody I want you guys to meet.Otherwise, try to split a little time between both maybe? lunch break is long enough for two good conversations as far as I recall from school.
>>32757369You forgot to take into account that you have to buy the shitty starter powers to unlock better ones later.Explosive Flare and Invisibility might be rather shit now, but we'll need to buy this shit Invis to get good invis later. EF probably unlocks more big AoE fire attacks, perhaps one that detonates at a point we designate instead of from our body.
>>32757138>Hey, there’s somebody I want you guys to meet.It's good to mix friends. It also helps avoid situations where you find that two of your good friends actually don't get along at all and now you have a drama bomb waiting to go off.
>>32757138>>Hey, there’s somebody I want you guys to meet.
>>32757138>>Hey, there’s somebody I want you guys to meet
>>32757138I’ll see you guys later, don’t have too much fun. [Join Moriah]
>>32757482I'd actually rather not mix them. I like having a friend not connected to Rowan and Co.
You kind of would like to somehow integrate your friend groups, and since the second group consists of a single person, maybe it wouldn’t be too hard. Still, Moriah’s kind of touchy around regular people, and you doubt she’d take well to being forced into a social situation. “I’ll catch up with you guys later,” you say, splitting off from the group and edging toward Moriah’s table. “Don’t plan any other secret rave parties without me.”“See you,” says Ro.Baron simply gives you a salute in farewell.You walk across the cafeteria and sit across from Moriah. You jam half a slice of pizza into your mouth. “What’s the news?” you ask through the food.“The throes of life,” says Moriah, glancing up at you from the book she was reading. She marks her place and throws the book in her backpack. “I’m impressed. Where did you learn to eat that fast?” Sarcasm. Yep, she’s doing just fine.“I’m autodidactic,” you say, washing down your pizza with a gulp of chocolate milk. “It shows,” Moriah says flatly. “Actually, I wanted to speak to you about something. I was going to wait for art class, but we’re both here, so….”“So?” you say. “You have cancer or something?”
>>32757634You think you caught a trace of a smile or something on her face. Maybe? It could have been a trick of the flickering light above your table. “If only,” Moriah says, wryly. “Actually I was thinking that… we could work on our collage. After school sometime. Maybe today, even, if you weren’t too busy, that is.”You and Moriah are co-team-buddies for your art class’ collage project, which is due next week. It’s an in class project, and the two of you have the thing in the bag, really, since you’re both autistic – artistic, that is, because you’re both artistic. Anyway, since there’s no reason to work on the project outside of class, you figure this is a thinly veiled attempt to hang out with you.>Sounds fun. Maybe tomorrow’d work out better, though.>Forget the collage, let’s just hang out. (Maybe you could go to a movie or something)>Sure. You can come to… uh. My house. After school.>I bet you already asked your dad if I could come over, didn’t you. (Moriah’s dad is a kind of strict dude, from what you’ve gathered)
>>32757660>>I bet you already asked your dad if I could come over, didn’t you. (Moriah’s dad is a kind of strict dude, from what you’ve gathered)I want to see her room.
>>32757660>>Forget the collage, let’s just hang out. (Maybe you could go to a movie or something)
>>32757660>Forget the collage, let’s just hang out. (Maybe you could go to a movie or something)
>>32757660>I bet you already asked your dad if I could come over, didn’t youAnd so the waifu'ing begins....
>>32757680>expect skulls and pentagrams>it's pink everywhere
>>32757660>I bet you already asked your dad if I could come over, didn’t you. (Moriah’s dad is a kind of strict dude, from what you’ve gathered)Would it be possible to check her health status to see if she is a normal human? Like she doesn't have abnormally high HP? Maybe flash her a grin of pointy teeth to see what her reaction is? (Just a quick one, we could claim ignorance after)
>>32757660>>I bet you already asked your dad if I could come over, didn’t you. (Moriah’s dad is a kind of strict dude, from what you’ve gathered)It's time.
>>32757718Sierra was confirmed for straight, so not really, though maybe she could hit on Moriah's dad
>>32757660>Sure. You can come to… uh. My house. After school.
>>32757813>Implying we're not platonic waifuing
>>32757813I mean, Moriah is waifu'ing us.We're not the aggressor in this Anon.
>>32757660Damn we're doing this whole thing now i was going to wait till we were drunk at a party with Ro but i can see how that would mess with the story so i'm good with goth-chan.
>>32757660>I bet you already asked your dad if I could come over, didn't you. (Moriah's dad is a kind of strict dude, from what you've gathered)
>>32757886...the fuck are you talking about?
>>32757863Oh, we're being waifu'd? Interesting...
>>32757840Platonic waifuing? That's a thing? Waifuing trends have changed, it seems
>>32757660>>I bet you already asked your dad if I could come over, didn’t you. (Moriah’s dad is a kind of strict dude, from what you’ve gathered)
>>32757924Think about it:Brooding artistic goth girl discovers fellow artist only to discover her new friends is a demon.If she swings that way she'll want to get into our pants, and if she doesn't she'll want to be our sidekick, despite having no powers of her own.
>>32758034That we know of
>>32758071Yeah, she could be like a necromancer or medium or something.
>>32758093or she could just be a regular person with a fetish for skulls.don't get your hopes up is all im saying.
Moriah never does anything spontaneously or without making preparations beforehand. “I take it you already ran this by big man papa Crowther,” you say.She gives a thin smile. “Don’t call him that to his face,” she says. There’s an note of subtle warning in her voice.The way she says it kind of freaks you out. (+1 Stress: 16/100) “Uh. Alright,” you say.“But yes, I did,” Moriah continues. “And he’s… surprisingly okay with it. So…”“Sounds great to me,” you say. While there are a lot of other options to indulge Moriah’s desire to hang out, your morbid curiosity has eyes only for visiting the Crowther residence, and it will not be denied. “So when are we doing this thing?”“We could go back to my house after school, if it’s okay with your parents,” she says.You feel slightly sorry for Moriah. She can be as timid as a mouse, sometimes.>I am my parents and it’s fine by me.>Not everyone’s parents are as anal as yours.>Yeah I’ll give Isaac a call, but it won’t be a problem.>Other (?)
>>32758187>>I am my parents and it’s fine by me.
>>32758187>Yeah I’ll give Isaac a call, but it won’t be a problem.Reassure her a bit.
>>32758187>I am my parents and it’s fine by me.
>>32758187>I am my parents and it’s fine by me.Also the health bar thing. Does she have normal amount of HP?
>>32758187>Yeah I'll give Isaac a call, but it won't be a problem.
>>32758187>Yeah I’ll give Isaac a call, but it won’t be a problem.Let's not make her feel stupid, observe the forms and pretend we need parental permission too.Though if 'Papa Crowther' is a creep to us, he may wind up with a shadow-noose.
>>32758215I generally don't say anything if it's normal.
>>32758187>>I am my parents and it’s fine by me.It's not like we have our mom's number.
>>32758237Oh. Okay.She could still be supernatural though. Right?
>>32758187>>Yeah I’ll give Isaac a call, but it won’t be a problem.
>>32758187>Yeah I’ll give Isaac a call, but it won’t be a problem.
>>32758260Maybe check her PP
>>32758260Sure. We've had a pretty human amount of HP for the majority of this quest.
>Yeah I’ll give Isaac a call, but it won’t be a problem.
>>32758187>>Yeah I’ll give Isaac a call, but it won’t be a problem
>>32758260NO, YOU DON'T GET A COOL SUPERNATURAL FRIEND!
I kinda feel there's pretty high samefag factor in this quest
>>32758237That's not an iron-clad confirmation that she's normal
>>32758187>Yeah I’ll give Isaac a call, but it won’t be a problem.No need to bring her mood down by informing her that we don't have parent.
>>32758515In every quest, anon. In every quest.
>>32758187>“And he’s… surprisingly okay with it. So…”Oh shit he's actually Meckor and she's his possibly adoptive daughter (that shit about hating humans is just a front)He's cool with it since we're walking into his traaapBut seriously,>Yeah I’ll give Isaac a call, but it won’t be a problem.We get to gauge her response to the name, plus we really should let him know.
>>32758515I think it is the fact that people in the same quest kinda likes the same things and therefore are much more alike then they would be in other threads.
>>32758586That, or people changed votes based on someone's logic, etc.
>>32758187>>Yeah I’ll give Isaac a call, but it won’t be a problem.Considering that demons are after our ass, telling Issac where we're going is sensible either way.
>the Lawn won
“I pretty much am my parents nowadays so that’s not even like, a question,” you say, honestly enough. “I’ll make sure people know what’s up though. Don’t sweat it.”“Okay. Cool,” Moriah says, relaxing slightly at your reassurance. “By the way, how’s Riddle-Master of Hed coming along?”She borrowed you the book about a week ago. You’re only a couple of chapters in, but it has kind of an interesting premise. “It’s surprisingly realistic,” you say, grinning slightly.--You drive up to Moriah’s house. It looks like it was built a hundred years ago at least, and has subtle gothic influences in its architecture. Creepy old house. Check. She pulls into the driveway and parks right beside a black Mercedez Benz. “Home sweet home,” she says. “This… whole thing is your house?” you ask, somewhat incredulous. You have to resist the urge to make Adams Family references. The Pontiac Catalina that Moriah drives doesn’t help alleviate the too-spooky vibe.“This whole thing is my house,” says Moriah, sounding a lot less enchanted with the idea than you would have expected. She opens the door and climbs out, as do you. She grabs the posters and such and heads up to the front door. You trail behind, enjoying the scenery and puzzling at the immaculate patch of greenery and shrubs in the front yard.You both walk up to the front of the door. Moriah gets out her keys and reaches to unlock it, when it suddenly opens.
>>32758878Yeah, it covers our ass whether residents of Maison du Goth try to do us in or if the demon mafia try to abduct us and butcher our new civilian friends, and spares us the glares if we make them worry when we neglect to inform them. Getting a read on whether she seems to react to the name Isaac before we even go is just a bonus.The whole calling him Isaac is also a nice gentle way to clue her in that we're an orphan, on the whole "developing the bonds of friendship" front.
>>32759039A tall, reedy man in a suit stands before you. He has aquiline, hawkish features, and a sallow complexion. He smiles shortly at his daughter, and at you, and then slides out of the way. Both of you make your way inside, and the man closes the door behind you.You take a second to take in your surroundings. The entryway has a steep staircase on the right which leads up to the second story. The space has a tall, vaulted ceiling that makes you feel like you’re in a cathedral. Paintings in ornate frames adorn the walls, some stocked with photographs, others with paintings. The place smells of cobwebs, lavender, and varnished wood. Plus, it’s really cold.Moriah steps mid-way between you and her dad, as if running defense. “Sierra, this is my father,” she says, effecting an overly-formal tone. “Father, this is my friend Sierra.”“Heyo,” you say, giving a little wave.Mr. Crowther bows slightly to you. His expression remains impassive and his voice has a dignified rasp to it when he speaks. “Welcome to our home,” he says. He gives a smile devoid of feeling and notes the imposing space. “We don’t have many guests, but feel free to make yourself comfortable.” He looks back at you, a sharp gleam of distrust in his eye. (+2 Stress: 18/100)Moriah intercedes, giving her dad a pointed look.
>>32759039>She borrowed you the book about a week ago.What
>>32759073Mr. Crowther’s eyes don’t leave you, but he smiles once more, almost too suddenly. “Do good things,” he says, turning away suddenly and stalking off. “I have business to attend to. If you should have any need of me, I’ll be in the study,” he states over his shoulder.You shiver despite yourself, and zip your hoodie up. Something did not seem okay with that guy. And it’s freaking cold in here, seriously.“Sorry,” Moriah says, sinking a little bit.>Your dad seems… nice.>Do you guys ever turn off the AC?>Where’s your room?>Do your siblings still live here?>Other (?)
>>32759099>Where’s your room?>Do your siblings still live here?Give the impression of giving 0 fucks about her dad.
>>32759099>>Where’s your room?>>Do your siblings still live here?
>>32759099>Do you guys ever turn off the AC?>Your dad seems... nice.
>Where’s your room?>Do your siblings still live here?out of all the things we seen he dose not even make the list still i am getting a necromancer feel from them
>>32759099>Your dad seems… nice.>Do you guys ever turn off the AC?>Where’s your room?
>>32759099>Do you guys ever turn off the AC?>Where’s your room?>Do your siblings still live here?
>>32759077I presume that's how kid in the San Francisco area say "lent">>32759099>Your dad seems… nice.>Do you guys ever turn off the AC?>Do your siblings still live here?>Where’s your room?Emphasis on the cold and the rest of her family, we'll be finding her room soon enough anyway and our rection to her dad is probably written all over our face.The vampire vibe in this place is just ridiculous.
>>32759171watch, he's actually the opposite, a life-omancer.
“So,” you say, making a point not to mention the uncomfortable atmosphere, “your brother and sister still live here?”“No, they moved out when they turned eighteen,” says Moriah, heading to the stairs. “My room is this way.”You follow. “They’re usually around for dinner, though. If you stay long enough, you’ll see them,” she continues, as you climb the staircase. You look at the pictures as they go by. There are pictures of Moriah and her siblings at all ages and in all possible combinations. Her older sister looks a lot like her, except with longer, curlier hair. Her brother has the same stern look as her dad, except he always seems to have a kind of casualness about him that papa Crowther definitely doesn’t have. “What are their names?” you ask.Moriah pauses by a recent picture of her brother, except it’s not a picture, it’s a freaking oil painting. Her brother wears a vest and suitcoat in the painting. “My brother’s name is Wolfgang,” she says, looking at the painting. “After Mozart. My sister’s name is Maviel.”“And what’s she named after?” you ask, somewhat jokingly. You don’t actually expect her to answer, but she does.Moriah gets a kind of uncomfortable look on her face. “It’s a… kind of flower,” she explains. She turns and continues up the stairs.
>>32759230What an old and creepy house, tall thin gout and a girl that you didn't see till it started getting permanently overcast... what's suspicious about that
>>32759686You hit the landing, and are impressed by how deep the Crowther’s commitment to looking like vampires goes. There’s a white marble bust of Mr. Crowther’s head at the top of the staircase, across from you. It’s an elegant likeness, except, perhaps, he doesn’t look quite as impersonal as he does in person. It’s almost a romantic take on the man, as if he could be expected to leap out at you from the depths of a Jane Austin novel.Moriah gives an exasperated sigh and gives the bust a flat look. “That’s my father,” she says.>You don’t see that every day.>So when was your dad born? Like, 1881 or something?>What are your brother and sister up to now?>Are you guys like… actually vampires? Because I don’t think I would be surprised if you said yes.>Uh. Oh… kay…. Which way’s your room?>Other (?)
>>32759718>Are you guys like… actually vampires? Because I don’t think I would be surprised if you said yes.>Uh. Oh… kay…. Which way’s your room?
>>32759718>Other (?)Does he do the painting and sculpting himself?
>>32759718>>What are your brother and sister up to now?>Uh. Oh… kay…. Which way’s your room?
>>32759718>Are you guys like… actually vampires? Because I don’t think I would be surprised if you said yes.
>>32759718>Are you guys like… actually vampires? Because I don’t think I would be surprised if you said yes.Now would be a good time to flash the teeth as well.
>>32759718>You don't see that every day.>What are your brother and sister up to now?
>>32759718>Are you guys like… actually vampires? Because I don’t think I would be surprised if you said yes.>It's actually a pretty awesome house, aside from being so chilly.
>>32759718Am I the only one thinking the name Crowther is a reference to Crowley.
My moniez on mr crowther being a BBEG
>>32760614Nah the Hollows have that covered.
>>32760614He's Meckor or one of his henchmen
>>32760687Every thread, on the fucking dime
A question strikes you, and so you ask. “Your dad. Does he do this…” you gesture to the bust and the numerous oil paintings “… himself?”Moriah actually smiles slightly. “What makes you ask that?”You take a look around before you understand what prompted the question. “All the paintings. They’re always of your family. There’s like, fifty pictures. It seems like a lot if you were paying for them, but I guess if it was like, his hobby, then over time I guess you’d get a whole bunch.”She confirms your suspicions with a nod. “Seeing him paint is what got me into art,” she says. “There’s a couple from Maviel mixed in, but most are his.” She eyes the bust with disapproval. “Fortunately for the world, he doesn’t often stray into sculpting.”Mm. You don’t really know, now that you think about it. If you could sculpt, you’d for sure put pretentious busts of yourself all over the place. “I don’t know, I can get where he’s coming from,” you say, framing the statuette with your fingers. “Kind of kickass, actually.” This is getting more embarrassing than creepy, and it kind of negates Mr. Crowther’s harsh vibes from before. (-3 Stress: 15/100)Moriah detects that you’re about to be converted over to the bust side, and quickly makes to divert your attention. “My room is down this way,” she says, leading you off into the hall.
>>32760888You go in through a tall, Victorian style doorway and come into Moriah’s room. It’s big. She’s got a four-poster bed on one side blanketed with purple. It’s a small walk across the center of the room to a heavy black wardrobe and a towering bookcase, which has an alcove in the center of it for a desk with a computer. A skull sits on the desk next to the monitor, with a pentagram inscribed in its forehead, and a fancy silver diadem on its head. There’s a miniature art studio set up in one corner, complete with a canvass and numerous paints, and slightly off center of the room is a large, round table with high-backed chairs, topped with an antique tea-set. Posters depicting scary looking metal bands and classic movies are tacked up around the wall at regular intervals. Above everything, the ceiling hovers painted up to look like the sky from Van Gogh’s Starry Night.Moriah walks over to the table, pulls out a chair, and throws the collage things out onto it. “I’ve got a few magazines we can use,” she says, picking up a box by her desk and dumping its contents out on the table. Old magazines come spilling out, some looking like things Moriah would read, with weird people with tattoos and too much lace, and others looking like old man stuff about hunting and watches.
>>32760909“That is not a few,” you say. Shove the project out of your mind for the time being, however. “Seriously though, this house is awesome! Except, you know, how you have to wear a jacket inside when it’s seventy outside.”Moriah pauses in her business. “There’s nothing wrong with the house,” she agrees. You pull yourself out a chair older than you are and cozy into it, as Moriah does the same next to you. She begins sorting magazines into thematic piles.Something about all of this seems too convenient. You kick back and enjoy the ceiling art. “This is the kind of place a vampire would live,” you say, musing aloud. “Like. If you were to tell me straight up, right now, that you’re all actually vampires, I wouldn’t even be surprised.”Moriah contents herself with flipping through magazines. “Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a vampire?” she asks, catching you off guard. Kind of.>Have you? >I have a pretty good imagination.>Depends. Are we talking fictional vampires or real vampires?>It would be hard if you wanted to fit in, I guess.>So long as you got all the cool vampire powers, it’d be kickass.>So… is this like, your oblique way of telling me that you’re a vampire?>Other (?)
>>32760931>>Other (?)>Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a demon?>I have a pretty good imagination.>Depends. Are we talking fictional vampires or real vampires?Have sierra mention how easily she burns.
>>32760931>It would be hard if you wanted to fit in, I guess.>So… is this like, your oblique way of telling me that you’re a vampire?
>>32760931>Don't everyone at some point? If not vampires, at least a wizard or some other fictional being.>I'd be a badass vampire, not some sparkly pretty-boy.
>Depends. Are we talking fictional vampires or real vampires?>I have a pretty good imagination.Lets pay it off as a normal question for now see what we can get out of her
>>32760931>"I already get sunburned way to easily, as for wondering what it'd be like, well, that depends what type of vampire we're talking about.">>32760984Don't do the whole, "Oh, bee tee dubs, I'm actually already a demon, so yeah." yet.
>>32760984>>Have sierra mention how easily she burns.
>>32760931>I have a pretty good imagination.>It would be hard if you wanted to fit in, I guess.
>>32760931>So long as you got all the cool vampire powers, it’d be kickass.
>>32760931The powers would be kickass, but not being able to go out in the day would suck. Being isolated from people/hiding what you are would probably get real old real quick as well, one of those "be careful what you wish for" deals.also:>So… is this like, your oblique way of telling me that you’re a vampire?>>32761075>Don't do the whole, "Oh, bee tee dubs, I'm actually already a demon, so yeah." yet.yeah, it'd be SUPER awkward if she was just trying to recruit us for her V:tM game
>>32761285>yeah, it'd be SUPER awkward if she was just trying to recruit us for her V:tM gameWe'd be roleplaying as a demongirl roleplaying a vampire
>>32761320And occasionally roleplaying a demongirl roleplaying a vampire roleplaying a human.
>>32761348It'd actually be roleplaying as a demongirl roleplaying a human roleplaying a vampire roleplaying a human
>>32761348What type of vampire would Sierra play though?I'm thinking Bruja.
>>32761384It would be a bunch of neckbeards roleplaying a demongirl roleplaying a human roleplaying a vampire roleplaying a human.
>>32761454And it would be glorious
>>32761384good catch, you are correct>>32761454Also true. It would be the most schizophrenic human imaginable.
>>32761431After the landmastery, I'd say Gangrel.
>>32760885You know it to be true.
>>32761540No, I don't, the Hallows are totes cool bro
You laugh at the question. “Doesn’t everybody? I mean, that’s like, what people have books and movies for,” you say. “But yeah, I guess, I’ve imagined vampire life before. Not like, Twilight vampirism, but like, if I had to suck people’s blood to live and had to live forever and crap,” you explain. Moriah gives you a bemused look. “Really?”“Vampires, wizards, elite operators, everybody imagines themselves as something else sometimes,” you say.“What about… if you imagined yourself as something else, but with other people at the same time?” she asks, carefully.You don’t really see what she’s getting at. “You mean like. When people talk about their zombie apocalypse plans?”“Not exactly,” says Moriah, a subdued excitement in her eyes. “Have you ever heard of roleplaying games?”“Uh. Like Final Fantasy?”“More like Dungeons and Dragons.”Uh oh. Creepy mansions and people whose last name is Crowther is one thing, but you may have gotten yourself in over your head here.>So. To be clear. You’re not actually a vampire.>Do I really want to have ever heard about Dungeons and Dragons?>I didn’t… think you were the type. For that kind of stuff.>So uh. National Geographic, huh? I hear that’s a good one.>Other (?)
>>32761590He is married to a stagman, that can't be a good sign.
>>32761670>So. To be clear. You’re not actually a vampire.>I didn’t… think you were the type. For that kind of stuff.
>>32761670>So uh. National Geographic, huh? I hear that’s a good one.
>>32761670>>I didn’t… think you were the type. For that kind of stuff.
>>32761670>>Other (?)I'm listening.Come on, playing WoD with her would be fucking hilarious. Why not?
>>32761670>So. To be clear. You’re not actually a vampire.Try to get a read on her father's blood from a distance with Scent Blood for future reference.
>>32761670>Other- I've heard of it, did you have something in mind?
>>32761670>I didn’t… think you were the type. For that kind of stuff.
>>32761670This is getting meta.
>>32761670>yfw the closest thing we've ever got to roleplaying is fucking knifefighting."I think the closest thing I've ever done to dungeons and dragons was knife fighting."
>>32761787Sierra doesn't seem the type. And I don't think it would be hilarious.
>>32761843Wouldn't be the first quest to go DnD. Anyway confirm that she isn't a vampire.
>>32761590Agreed, though I suspect Isaac at least knows more than he's letting on about certain things. That overheard "this changes everything" after the landwell, for instance.I reckon he's keeping things hidden for fairly decent concerns, and we can probably drag them out into the open if we start telling more about our own recollections and such. Knowing more about us would likely assuage some of his fears about giving us other details, which in turn would let us make more sense of things and possibly lead to further useful information for him. Two parties with incomplete pictures reviewing notes together, and all that. It could help us figure out what happened to our family.>>32761670Oh god>So. To be clear. You’re not actually a vampire.>I didn’t… think you were the type. For that kind of stuff.I guess Sierra has a lot of good material for running WoD games with, being a supernatural creature who's spent time in the seedy parts of town as a gangbanger.>>32761879Beneath her gruff exterior, Sierra has been seen to be a massive nerd.
>>32761879>Sierra doesn't seem the type.There isn't really a type.I started doing rpgs when I was a 17 year old football jock, she can't knock it if she hasn't tried it.Plus, it would totally be funny.
>>32761879Not the type to try something out with a friend? It's not like she's opposed to 'nerdy' stuff either.
>>32761937>Two parties with incomplete pictures reviewing notes together, and all that. It could help us figure out what happened to our family.We should do this. The sooner the better.
>>32761879She seems exactly like the type.
>>32761943>Plus, it would totally be funny.Not seeing how.
>>32761879I didn't think she was the type to spare Ranthix, but I was wrong.
>>32761943>>32761989>>32761670We do need to start talking with Isaac about shit. Even bringing up the masked demon from our dream might point us straight at someone he's fought.And for the record, I can totally see sierra going into a session of tabletop anything thinking its going to ridiculous and coming out ranting about she totally could've taken that orc/dragon/whatever
>>32762032Because you lack a funny-bone.
>>32761943At the very least, she'd be superb at describing the awesome rush of drinking blood.Your mention of jocks makes me think of Brennan Williams, the pro footballer who posts on /a/ and hosts an article about pokemon genetics on his blog.
>>32762080Dude, breeding pokemon is a lesson in the dangers of inbreeding.
>>32762070We start working at the magic police soon we can talk about it while we're on stakeouts and patrolling.
>>32762160I am kinda disappointed that we aren't going demon mafia.
>>32761670>So. To be clear. You’re not actually a vampire.
>>32761849Going for this.>>32761943Even -if- Sierra was into it, which I doubt she would be, she would definitely be That Guy about it.
>>32762212Demon Mafia are slavers and kinda nucking futs.Hard to connect with really.
>>32762266We don't have to go full chaotic evil, could stick to selling demonic drugs and such.
>>32762263I don't see anything that guy-ish about her personality, why do you think?Also, whether she would enjoy it or not is kind of up to the playerbase/Languid, we don't have enough insight into her personality to really say she would go either way, hence why it's an open decision.
Looks like this thread is going to fall off the face of the earth pretty soon, and I have to go in a little bit, so I'll save the next update for the start of the next thread.Thanks for playing.Next game should be Sunday, around 5:00 PM MST. Check the twitter.
>>32762302I don't get the impression that we'd have a choice in the demon mafia. We'd do what we were told.
>>32762372Thanks for running
>>32762372Ok- Thanks for the thread!!
>>32762365Why the hell would Sierra enjoy roleplaying what is essentially her bloody life? It's like role-playing a contemporary game with no hint of the supernatural for us.That and it could lead to a slightly awkward, for her, situation where half-daemon creatures are treated as outright evil from the get-go. I can already see the shitstorm brewing over that.
>>32762439It's mostly about chilling out and having fun with friends, maybe with a few beers on the sideI'd imagine Sierra playing either a Paladin or a Rogue
>>32762439To explore fun concepts, have imaginary encounters with fantastical beasts and ideas and enjoy time with friends.Just like anybody else really.
>>32762439Sierra has made it abundantly clear that all this demon powers business is unbelievably cool, especially since all this stuff is still relatively unkown to her, so I don't know where you're getting that idea from.
>>32762439>Why the hell would Sierra enjoy roleplaying what is essentially her bloody life?What makes you assume Sierra would play herself?As long as it doesn't get super meta I don't care, I'd lean towards doing it because it would build up our friendship with Moriah.
>>32762488We can do that with other activities>>32762533We're already pretty close to her, on account of her having zero other friends at school.If we want to get even closer I'd prefer using another method.
>>32762549But this would be an easy way to introduce Moirah to Rowan and co.
>>32762549We've hung out with her for a few hours at school, that's acquaintance level, plus I bet her friends just go to a different high school. We go to super spendy school.
>>32762533I wonder who she even games with, since she doesn't seem to speak with many people at school.>sheepish, slightly panicky awkwardness when one of her players turns out to be Mousey Teen Girl who saw us in full demon mode in the mansion
>>32762593What could be easier than introducing them directly, ex) "Moirah this is Rowan, Rowan Moriah."And why do they need to be introduced? We're allowed to have our own friends.>>32762605We've probably spent more than a few hours with her over the course of a month.
>>32762688And it wouldn't hurt to widen Moriah's social circle
>>32762727Maybe we should let her decide that. Besides, I kinda like having our own friend.
>>32762400We would do the telling.
>>32762894>Maybe we should let her decide that.Yeah, this. We can offer if the opportunity seems right, but let's not introduce her to anyone before that.