QM Twitter: https://twitter.com/HellbornQuestThe Story So Far: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=hellbornCharacter Sheet: http://pastebin.com/rNg3Yw8m (picture included)You brace for impact.And then, a half-second before you hit, the darkness flares between you and the asphalt. You splash into its cool, spongey grip. The cloud arrests your speed before your impact with the ground, and then you smash into the pavement with a dull thud. You land half on your side, which while it knocks the wind out of you and is pretty painful, doesn’t do any lasting damage. You scramble to your feet and look back up at the window Ranthix threw you through. The wall around and above the hall is burning, and the interior of the corridor is lit with a fiery glow.Before you have too much time to think or do anything, though, there’s a second blaze of light, and a loud bang followed by a rolling burst of flame that gushes out of the broken window like a volcano. You can feel the heat of it from where you stand. However it happened, you get the idea that you’re pretty damn lucky to have made it out of there alive. Even so, though, there’s still the fact that all of Meckor’s demon posse are not far behind you, and that most of them are trying to kill you. You don’t know one way or the other about Ranthix, but you don’t think now’s the time to contemplate.
Time for mindless murder
>>33397547You turn to leave or go somewhere, and find the thin pale woman with white eyes standing sedately at the end of the alley, impeding that way to the main road. Her countenance shimmers, and then she is no longer the skeletal hag you first laid eyes on. She has a flat, white fate, with two squinty eyes. Her mouth is a long, jagged gash that reminds you of Heath Ledger from Dark Knight, but her nose-lessness kind of more reminds you of Voldemort. Her fingers are long and pointed, though they don’t look meant for shredding like your claws are.Her simple gray dress looks more or less the same, except for the fact its seams seem to be comprised of bones. She also wears a kind of tall headdress that’s somewhere between a crown and a bishop’s hat. It too seems to be carved from some kind of grayish bone. Anyway, she looks about as tough as an old lady, though there’s still the fact that she somehow got from Waldric’s apartment to this alleyway before you did by getting tossed out the window. (Philostrathus: 6/6 HP)She calls out to you, her voice shrill. “Which one are you, anyway?” she asks, her long, toothy mouth stretching into a macabre grin. “Sakheris or Nydalis?”As you look at her, a hulking, serpentine thing begins slither-crawling out from behind her back. It’s length keeps extending, and it seems to keep growing larger, though it’s impossible that its bulk could have been concealed behind the demon’s frail form.
>>33397562The creature looks something like an Anaconda or a centipede, and its twitching antenna and gaping, boney maw certainly don’t add to its charm. It’s about as thick around the neck as your thigh. Before you can be properly horrified, though, a second of the centi-snakes – condapedes? – begins slithering out from behind the demon. And then a third. And the length of the first hasn’t yet stopped coming out from behind the witch when a fourth starts coming down at you.All four of the monsters – five of the monsters, now - weave with alarming quickness over the ground and toward you, though not with such speed that you couldn’t easily outrun them. (Condapede: 5/5 HP)>Why’d it have to be snakes? >Charge the demon – Waldric said she’s the one engineering the mechanics of the invasion – if you can kill her, you won’t have to find the landwell.>Run the other way. This is hardly the time or place to get in a fight. >Throw fire at her.>Get out your firewhip and whip these snakes back to their senses.>Shoot her.>Geeze, what’s your guys’ problem?>Other (?)
>>33397587100+ hours in MS Paint.
>>33397587>Charge the demon – Waldric said she’s the one engineering the mechanics of the invasion – if you can kill her, you won’t have to find the landwell.If we can get in close, we can drop all of them at once with a single Explosive Flare.
>>33397587>>Get out your firewhip flute and whip dance these snakes back to their senses.
>>33397587>>Run the other way. This is hardly the time or place to get in a fight.>>Geeze, what’s your guys’ problem?Give no fucks
>>33397623Seems like a good plan. I'm supporting this.
>>33397587>Geeze, what’s your guys’ problem?>RunLet's get away from the demon posse. No telling how long ranthix will keep them occupied, and Ro has a demob magic breaking spell, which I'm sure people can see the use of in the current situation
>>33397623The centipede things, maybe. Philo seems to have teleportation or some kind of mist form or something.
>>33397587>Charge the demon – Waldric said she’s the one engineering the mechanics of the invasion – if you can kill her, you won’t have to find the landwell.Snake people are real. Fucking called it.
>>33397587>Geeze, what's your guys' problem?>Get out your firewhip and whip these snakes back to their senses.
>>33397654We've now had several encounters with people cloaking their toughness with Glamours and shit, let's not run screaming at big spellcaster number 2
>>33397587>>Run the other way. This is hardly the time or place to get in a fight. >>Throw fire at her.
>>33397587>Run the other way. This is hardly the time or place to get in a fight.>Geeze, what’s your guys’ problem?
>>33397587>>Other (?)Let the snakes surround you, then use flare. When they're taken care of, charge the demon.
>>33397587>>Run the other way. This is hardly the time or place to get in a fight.We need the man with the crossbow and the other man that turns into a bear for this fight.
>>33397587Ok. Let's think about this.She's most likely either a summoner or an illusionist. In the case of the former, Explosive Flare cleans shop. In the case of the latter, fuck that we need to leave.
>>33397587>Run the other way. This is hardly the time or place to get in a fight.
>>33397694>>33397682>>33397659Are you guys serious? Not about running away, but asking what there problem is? We have a pretty good clue what their problem with us is
>>33397709Really? It's a sarcastic one liner.
>>33397709It just seemed like an appropriate response to the situation.
>>33397709Are you serious about thinking it's a serious question? I didn't even vote for it, but it's really obvious.
>>33397587>>Run the other way. This is hardly the time or place to get in a fight>>Throw fire at her.
>>33397562>CondapedeLife.jpgAin't she a beauty.
>>33397725It doesn't matter if it's a serious question or not, it's a dumb thing to say especially if we're fleeing from her
>>33397587>Other?"Here's an idea: why don't you go and play hide and go fuck yourself."
>>33397757Why exactly is it such a bad idea? You can move your mouth and your feet at the same time. It's just going to be Sierra shouting "the fuck's your problem, m8?" as she legs it. Probably won't even wait for an answer. Or do you dislike it because it doesn't really fit with the image of a stoic badass?
Ok. So it looks like most people want to run.Where do you want to go right now? Into the roiling inferno that is that building? Try to regroup with Ro? Stall until Isaac shows up?
>>33397796No, I mean, Sierra says stupid shit but she's usually fairly quiet in dramatic situations. It's just groan inducing to me for her to go "gee wiz guys, who pissed in your cheerios, oh you guys aren't saying anything because your trying to kill me, better cheeze it.'
>>33397825Definitely regrouping with Rowan.Bullshit angel abilities goooooo
>>33397825I'd like to get Waldric, I'm surprised we didn't earlier. Why the heck didn't we grab him when we had the chance?
>>33397870Because we couldn't. The people clamoring to rescue him and leap out the window were being ridiculously unrealistic.
>>33397825>Try to regroup with Ro? Stall until Isaac shows up?Yes, this. The cavalry is very necessary here. Not to mention our swords.
>>33397870We don't have super strength.
>>33397880How is it unrealstic? We managed to survive a two story fall with little to no damage because of our shadow powers. How would carrying another passenger make that less effective?
>>33397846This isn't a spiderman taunt or anything. She's not sticking around with a stupid expression on her face saying dumb shit.If it makes you feel any better, imagine it as a lure to get the demob following us so we can lead her to Ro or Isaac
>>33397870I'd love to save Waldric too, but given the circumstance it was just not possible. There was no chance to grab him, we got thrown out of the building by Ranthix.
>>33397908Because ranthix, snake bitch, meckor, and our surprise belphegorean had us surrounded, with at least two people between us and waldric, AMD our shadow powers ate confirmed for not being that string
>>33397908We don't have super strength. We don't have super speed. We were surrounded by demons who would all be a handful 1v1. One of them had a crazy death laser trided that we can't dodge because it's fucking fast.You expect us to charge across the room through all of that, grab Waldric, pick him up, and then charge another few yards out a window without any of them stopping us?Nice joke mate.
>>33397908You're forgetting all the steps before "jump out the window". The fall isn't the problem here, it's getting to it.
>>33397613That's a shoop, right? Not your own art?
You consider the entire situation before, even as a sixth condapede starts sprouting out from behind Philo’s back. Yeah, no.You turn tail and leg it., tearing your dress in the process – it just wasn’t meant for running away from snakes. A loss, but a necessary one. “What the hell’s your guys’ problem?” you yell to anyone that’s listening. After hearing Meckor hating on you, you kind of get the idea, but all this snakes business is just ridiculous.As you start to get to the other end of the alleyway and to a road that will take you to freedom, a thin, pale form steps out into your way. “You look like a Nydalis,” says Pilostrathus, two condapedes popping out of nowhere behind her. You look behind you, instinctively. Philo’s not there anymore, though there are six huge condapedes weaving around trash bins and slithering across the gravelly ground behind you. Either she’s really, really damn fast, or she can like, teleport or something, because there’s no way she can be in your way all the time. (+3 Stress: 61/100)
>>33398037You look around for alternative options, and notice a back door that leads into the building across from Waldric’s. Could be a way out that’s not through the demon woman, though you think you could probably manage a charge against her – she really doesn’t look too tough. Unless, you know, she can do weird demon stuff.>Charge and attack Philostrathus>Run and try to get past Philostrathus.>Turn around and run back the way you came – third time’s the charm, right? Just watch the snakes.>Go for the door and get off the street. Who knows if Ranthix or somebody’s going to be jumping out of the burning window at any moment.>Say stuff (?)>Other (?)
>>33398053>Charge and attack Philostrathus
>>33398053>Go for the door and get off the street. Who knows if Ranthix or somebody’s going to be jumping out of the burning window at any moment.FUCK THIS SHIT.
>>33398053>Go for the door and get off the street. Who knows if Ranthix or somebody’s going to be jumping out of the burning window at any moment.
>>33398053>Charge and attack PhilostrathusFire whip, hellfire, the works.
Rolled 71>>33398053>Run and try to get past Philostrathus.>Say stuff (?)"And you look like dogshit scraped of a shoe."
>>33398053>>Go for the door and get off the street. Who knows if Ranthix or somebody’s going to be jumping out of the burning window at any moment.
>>33398053>Charge and attack PhilostrathusGet closer, once she and the condapedes she's just summoned are withing range, Explosive Flare.Then run past or finish her off depending on how badly her health bar is lying.
>>33398053>Go for the door and get off the street. Who knows if Ranthix or somebody’s going to be jumping out of the burning window at any moment.>Other: If surroundings permit, hide in the shadows.Yeah, doesn't look tough. But that's why the fucking demon-wurms are there.
>>33398053>Charge and attack PhilostrathusGuys she has demonstrated that she can go fast and be wherever it is we be. Take her out before we go somewhere else or she'll just follow us there and it'll be a fight under harder circumstances. We're not going to get away.
>>33398146>We're not going to get away.I think we're more trying to buy time for reinforcements.
>>33398053>Charge and attack Philostrathus
>>33398146If that's the case, she'll most likely NOPE any attack we throw her way.
Man. Inflict Pain would have been so useful here. And in other places.
>>33398191Eh, we don't know. And that's the problem. I'd rather not try to solo a demon we know nothing about. Are we even sure what type she is?
>>33398053We have a gun yes?Could try and blow her away before having to resort to burning PP.
>>33398211>Are we even sure what type she is?One that we don't know the name of.Honestly, I think it was irresponsible of Isaac to not give us a crash course on demonology at some point in the weeks we've been at his house.
>>33398053>>Turn around and run back the way you came – third time’s the charm, right? Just watch the snakes.
Roll dice for charging and attacking. So, are we leaning toward whips, guns, or claws? Will we do hellfire? Or are you just going for an explosive flare?
Rolled 18>>33398266Whip, hellfire.
>>33398228Could be one of them caster types - I forget the name - summoning demon snakes.Gotta do Demonology 101 after we're done recovering. And start doing that Compendium Infernalis.
Rolled 59>>33398266Fire Whip+Hellfire. That should be enough damage to 1shot her unless we roll horribly on the damage. Unless she's a dirty liar about her hp.
Rolled 96>>33398266>claws and gun>some hellfire to hurt more
>>33398283>Could be one of them caster types - I forget the nameHellions are the only caster types we know about and she's not a hellion.
>>33398284>Unless she's a dirty liar about her hp.>implying she has a gazillion mage defences
>>33398266If we can catch the summoned things in an explosive flare, then that.
Rolled 89>>33398284She probably is, the magic-type demons (stygians, hellions) always seem to lie about that sort of thing.
Rolled 67>>33398266Try clawing her first, and if she teleports away, flare when gets in range
>>33398266Gun leading into claws.
>>33398300What makes you say that?
>>33398321Because Moriah's a hellion and we've seen her demon form and she looks nothing like Philostrahus.
>>33398333Orite. Could be a variation? Not like we know shit about demon physiology by name only. Doesn't matter now though, and we'll probably learn later.
>>33398300Every demon that we've seen so far is a caster to some extent, some of them are just more fragile than others.
>>33398333She doesn't need to be a hellion to lie about HP, tweedy (stygian) did it too, there could be dozens of types of demons that Sierra doesn't know about.She could also be a hybrid, that might result in a significant change to her appearance.She can teleport and she's summoning things, she's definitely *some* kind of magical demon.
>>33398283We need to learn about angel types too.
>>33398374Having magical powers does not make someone a spellcaster type any more than superman having heat-vision and frost breath makes him a wizard, and Hellions were explicitly spelled out as a spellcaster type.
>>33398612Heat vision and frost breath would make someone a wizard if both of those things were spells in whatever universe we're talking about.
>>33398653Demon powers aren't spells here, they're just inherent powers, same as heat vision or frost breath. The caster types, presumably, can study external magic not based on their demonic breed.
>>33398692Maybe they're spells that manifest as supernatunal abilities?
>>33398692Demon powers are magic, not some other thing. Being innate doesn't negate their status as magic.
>>33398708No, but it can negate their status as spells. Unless you're saying a dragon's fire breath is a spell being cast? Because if so, I'd call you autistic and pedantic.Not everything that's magic is a spell being cast.
You keep running forward and pull your handgun on the demon, even as a third snake pops out from behind her.Philostrathus flinches backward at the appearance of the gun, and all three of the snakes about her roil upward to block the shot. But they don’t block a slight opening at her head, and you aim for that shoot her., your gun kicking back in your hand.There’s a crack of thunder, and she explodes in a shower of sparks. The condapedes that were still coming out from behind her fall over and writhe in quiet pain – they’re unfinished at the tails, like they’ve been cut in half, and black ichor bubbles out of where they’ve been bisected. You leap over their squirming forms and pause momentarily to examine the spot where Philostrathus used to be . You can find no trace of body or blood or anything, though the smell of electricity and ozone is thick in the air.You killed her! Maybe? You’re kind of dubious, but she’s not here, so that’s something.Anyway, there’s still like, six, seven condapedes behind you. And then there’s an earthshaking explosion, and the ground rocks out from beneath you. A hot overpressure hits you in the back, and carries you to the ground. Shadows smooth your landing and shield you from the brunt of the hit as well as a rain of glass and debris that come streaming out of the sky.
>>33398787You crawl back to your feet and look back at the source. The entire face of the building centered about the window you fell out of has exploded and collapsed, spilling down into the alley in a smoking ruin. You note with satisfaction that it’s come down on all the Condapedes. Rest in pieces, snake devils. Fire burns everywhere, and you can feel its radiating warmth from where you’ve fallen. Then, through the depths of the smoke and dust, you see a broad glow descending from the building. The glow intensifies around a single point of burning red light, and then resolves into a bright corona around a definite silhouette.Out of the destruction steps a tall, flaming creature clad in a breastplate and fatigues. It has a skull-like face, bright, burning eyes, and a pair of broad, curving horns. It takes you a second to reconcile the majestic figure before you as Meckor, the dude that tried to deep fry you like, one minute ago. His trident is nowhere to be seen, and he does not look happy. He also looks a lot more dangerous now than he did when he was sitting on that couch – while he doesn’t have the obvious strength or fortitude of Ranthix, he could certainly give you or anyone you know a run for their money. (Lord General Meckor: 20/20 HP)
>>33398800But it’s kind of dark, even with the streetlights going nearby, and it looks like he hasn’t spotted you yet, though not for lack of trying. “Philostrathus?” he yells, his voice broad and booming – it’s the voice of someone who’s spent a lifetime projecting their voice to innumerable crowds. “Where is the abomination?” The fire and light radiating from him glow and pulse along with his every word.>Run.>Try to ease off out of view and then book it.>Stay very, very still.>Shoot Meckor. He’s tough, but maybe not tough enough to withstand bullets.>Use your shadow powers to make yourself harder to spot.>Other (?)[Forgot stress reduction due to dead snakes: -6 Stress: 55/100]
>>33398828>Use your shadow powers to make yourself harder to spot.>Try to ease off out of view and then book it.
>>33398828>Use your shadow powers to make yourself harder to spot.>Try to ease off out of view and then book it.Get the fuck out of there - but be ready to save Rowan's ass if she charges in trying to save ours. That sounds like the type of blind heroism she might try to attempt.
>>33398828>Use your shadow powers to make yourself harder to spot.>Other (Text Rowan and Isaac)
Rolled 41>>33398828>Use your shadow powers to make yourself harder to spot.
>>33398828>>Use your shadow powers to make yourself harder to spot.>>Try to ease off out of view and then book it.Staying still's not gonna work. Moriah said our aura was pretty powerful, and Meckor's part hellion too.
>>33398800lel that n00b has less health than we do!>>33398828>Stay very, very still.>Use your shadow powers to make yourself harder to spot.>Other: Use shadow powers to create movement on the opposite direction from yourself.THEN we can see if we can rip and tear.
>>33398828>KILL MECKOR>shoot first though. Maybe it will help?
>>33398828Does he actually have fire swords or is that just the pic?>Use your shadow powers to make yourself harder to spot.>Try to ease off out of view, but stay near enough to get a shot off.
>>33398917Just the pic. Though I wouldn't rule out fire swords if I were in your position.
I wonder. Are Belphegorans really common or something? Meckor's group had a lot of them. Like, the comprised half of his people. Or maybe he just recruited a bunch because they're probably good for human world stuff.Meckor - Infernus+HellionRanthix - InfernusCordeliate - BelphegoranHipster - BelphegoranWaldric - BelphegoranTweedy - StygianPhilostrathus - ??? none of the above
>>33398970>Or maybe he just recruited a bunch because they're probably good for human world stuff.Probably that. Disguises, illusions, mind-control, emotion manipulation - when is having a psychic/illusionist not a good thing for high-intrigue situations?
>>33398970Didn't Waldric say that Meckor couldn't intrigue his way out of a wet paper sack? If that's the case, he probably needs subordinates with a more subtle skillset to advise him.
>>33398828>Try to ease off out of view and then book it.We should contact Crowther too. Tell him Wally's still there.
>>33399061I think that was us he was talking about.
>>33398828>Use your shadow powers to make yourself harder to spot.Ro is still here somewhere. Maybe shoot her a text or something? "sht niga dat building fell!"
>>33399082True. But didn't he say something similar about Meckor? Aside from the fact he's also completely bat shit insane?
>>33399082He was also talking about Meckor. He was talking about how Meckor was a meat-headed general/leader without an ounce of subtlety, and that he relied on his minions for interacting with the world.He also said that Meckor found humans disgusting and inferior, so I'm pretty sure that's why he fucking hates hellborn.
Dice for sneaking everywhere.
>>33399109I remember this as well. Waldo said something about Meckor being all about military stuff which doesn't make him that good for intrigue. That's why his underlings handled most of the finer operations.I believe Waldric said this during the mansion raid.
Rolled 45>>33399194I hope I get a 100 and ruin everything for everyone.
Rolled 36>>33399194Oh shit.
Rolled 90>>33399194If Meckor doesn't have the trident, then that means it's in the rubble!Who up for some trident-hunting?
>>33399221Well, I hope that's good enough.>>33399224I wish this was our third, though.
>>33399224Damn you captcha for making this not count.
>>33399119>Meckor found humans disgusting and inferiorGiven Moriah's reaction earlier on when we referred to ourselves as a mutt, I suspect that demon's have a 'bloodline purity' thing going on as well.
>>33399260As I understood it, Moriah disliked the term rather what it meant. She even suggested alternatives.
>>33399260She didn't care that Sierra is mixed ancestry, she cared that she was being self-depreciating about it.
>>33399260I thought it was more of her not wanting sierra talking about herself like that, that she should take pride in what she is
>>33399278Which probably means she was defensive of us because demon racism is very real and very serious. Us being her only friend means that - when we say things that play into the racist demon society - she probably wants to protect us from sentiments that are very real when they come from others.
>>33399316This makes me want to play a demons' rights campaign.
>>33399316I don't think she would know much about it. She's never lived in hell, she's 2nd generation living up on earth proper.
>>33399316I bet Dumblr (get it, it's like Tumblr but with D FOR DEMON) is super mad about shit like that.
>>33399341>>33399365Just because someone's never experienced it first hand, doesn't mean they don't have strong opinions about it.
>>33399260Meckor is Infernus/Hellion though, so maybe it's human/demon hybrids that are looked down on?>>33399276>>33399278It's probable that 'mutt' is an impolite term. Like calling someone a quadroon.>>33399341So, our streetwise MC called herself a racial slur in a half-joking manner, and the sheltered middle class girl protested the use of that word?
>>33399388>Like calling someone a quadroon.Is that something that happens? I can't imagine a not insane mixed person who wouldn't just laugh at someone who called them a quadroon.
>>33399388>Meckor is Infernus/Hellion though, so maybe it's human/demon hybrids that are looked down on?Probably. He did call us an abomination, after all.
>>33399388>Meckor is Infernus/Hellion though, so maybe it's human/demon hybrids that are looked down on?It might vary from demon racist to demon racist. I'd totally believe that he's projecting his own inferiority complex over being mixed by hating on mixes even lower on the totem pole than himself. Plenty of racists are like that.
>>33399398At least I explained it! Also the other pic with that same text is way funnier.
>>33399460>Implying there are only two.
>>33399480You know the one I'm talking about, son.
>>33399501Doesn't mean I am not going to give you shit.
You pull some of the ambient darkness about yourself to mask your movement as you slink off out of view. The glow of the firelight does nothing to help you in that regard, but it being nighttime gives you plenty to work with, at least. (-2 PP: 23/26 PP) You manage to slip off without catching Meckor’s attention, and then you’re in the street, heading away as stealthily as possible.You wonder how Ro’s faring – you called for her help, but this is way over both your heads. Was she in the building the explosion went off? What if she’s like, buried in rubble or something? You pause and turn back to look at the apartment building. Lights have gone on everywhere despite the hour, and a couple of people in PJs and bedclothes are coming out onto the street to see what the hell’s going on.You crouch low behind a sidewalk bench and trash can and pull out your cellphone to dial Ro. It rings once before she picks up. “Are you alright?” Rowan sounds out of breath.You let out a sigh of relief at the sound of her voice, harried though it may be. (-2 Stress: 53/100) “Meckor’s here with his buddies,” you say. “I’m clear for now - where are you?!”
>>33399552>implying I don't thrive off of it.
>>33399581“I have Waldric, he’s hurt – but if Meckor wasn’t fighting you – whatever, tell me later, we have to get out of here,” she says. “If you’re safe, stay there and wait for Dad – he should be here soon, okay?”>Got it. I can handle hiding and waiting.>If you’re in the building, get out. It’s totally on fire right now.>I’m not leaving you on your own – where are you going? I’ll meet you there.>We need to stick together. Let’s meet up someplace. (Place?)>One of Meckor’s dudes is a Belphegoran that looks like a hipster, just a heads up.>Sit tight, I’m calling the Magister.>Other (?)
>>33399552>>33399586Just kiss already.
>>33399595>I’m not leaving you on your own – where are you going? I’ll meet you there.>One of Meckor’s dudes is a Belphegoran that looks like a hipster, just a heads up.
>>33399595>If you’re in the building, get out. It’s totally on fire right now.>I’m not leaving you on your own – where are you going? I’ll meet you there.
>>33399595>If you’re in the building, get out. It’s totally on fire right now.>I’m not leaving you on your own – where are you going? I’ll meet you there.>One of Meckor’s dudes is a Belphegoran that looks like a hipster, just a heads up.>Sit tight, I’m calling the Magister.ALL OF THESE.
>>33399595>>I’m not leaving you on your own – where are you going? I’ll meet you there.
>>33399595>>I’m not leaving you on your own – where are you going? I’ll meet you there.>One of Meckor’s dudes is a Belphegoran that looks like a hipster, just a heads up.
>>33399595>One of Meckor’s dudes is a Belphegoran that looks like a hipster, just a heads up.>If you’re in the building, get out. It’s totally on fire right now.>I’m not leaving you on your own – where are you going? I’ll meet you there.>And did you see if they killed Ranthix? I dunno if he's just batshit or what, but the dude saved me.
>>33399595>If you’re in the building, get out. It’s totally on fire right now.>One of Meckor’s dudes is a Belphegoran that looks like a hipster, just a heads up.
>>33399595>Got it. I can handle hiding and waiting.>If you’re in the building, get out. It’s totally on fire right now.>One of Meckor’s dudes is a Belphegoran that looks like a hipster, just a heads up.>Sit tight, I’m calling the Magister.Ro needs this info, and we need backup.
>>33399595>Got it. I can handle hiding and waiting.>One of Meckor’s dudes is a Belphegoran that looks like a hipster, just a heads up.>Sit tight, I’m calling the Magister.
>>33399586>Implying that isn't the point.
>>33399595>One of Meckor’s dudes is a Belphegoran that looks like a hipster, just a heads up.> Ranthix and this other demon, probably a Verwalken seen to be on our side, kinda, focus on Meckor.>Got it. I can handle hiding and waiting.>Sit tight, I’m calling the Magister
>>33399595>One of Meckor’s dudes is a Belphegoran that looks like a hipster, just a heads up.>Sit tight, I’m calling the Magister.
>>33399680>this other demon, probably a VerwalkenWhat? Who the fuck are you talking about?
>>33399680>this other demon, probably a Verwalken seen to be on our sideWhat.Where was this?
>>33399680>this other demon, probably a Verwalken seen to be on our sideThere was never another demon that seemed to be on our side, let alone a Verwelken
>>33399702I think he means the Hipster, and I think he's wrong about him being on our side.
>>33399702I'm guessing they're referring to the shadow cushioning us when we fell. I just assumed that was us creating it unconsciously out of panic.
>>33399731Yes, it was us. We bought Child of Night last round of perk picking. That's a passive ability that makes surrounding darkness shield us.
>>33399731I'm assuming it's Nevada watching us from the shadows and saving our ass.
>>33399595>If you’re in the building, get out. It’s totally on fire right now.>I’m not leaving you on your own – where are you going? I’ll meet you there.>One of Meckor’s dudes is a Belphegoran that looks like a hipster, just a heads up.>Sit tight, I’m calling the Magister.
>>33399746Haha, sure, Anon!;_;
>>33399746Anon...>Child of Night: Sierra's body automatically makes use of surrounding darkness as a defense mechanism. Whenever under threat of harm, it pulls shadows around itself in a dark, watery barrier that dampens physical force, disperses energy, and absorbs magical energy. Ambient light weakens this shadow barrier. Armor: (Pitch black) ~5 (Dark) ~3 (Dim) ~1 Passive ability. [VE]
>>33399746>>33399716>conspiraciesHoly shit, the stupidity of anon in this quest ceases to amaze me.
>>33399769Nigga what the fuck are you quoting me for?
>>33399785I was trying to quote the guy you replied.
>>33399595>Got it. I can handle hiding and waiting.>If you’re in the building, get out. It’s totally on fire right now.>One of Meckor’s dudes is a Belphegoran that looks like a hipster, just a heads up.
“I’m not leaving you behind,” you say fiercely. “I’ll meet up with you. Where are you headed?”“Back to the car. First out the front doors, though – there’s a lot of smoke in here.”“Well, there’s going to be more – building’s on fire. And one of Meckor’s dudes is a Belphegoran that dresses like a hipster, so smite first and ask questions later,” you warn her. You definitely can’t go back through the alleyway to get to the front with Meckor there, and his glow is intensifying, so you think he’s coming your way, which is bad. Unless you can give him the slip by going around the other side of the building, which you do. You pick up shop and start running over around the place. “Roger wilco,” says Rowan over the phone. You hear panicked shouting and other talk in the background on her end.“I’m coming,” you say between breaths. And then you round the corner and find a similar sight in this blackened alleyway.
>>33399990“Going somewhere, hellborn?” asks Philostrathus, barring your way to the front, a couple condapedes slipping out from behind her. (Philostrathus: 6/6 HP)You’re not even really intimidated by the sight of her this time, after seeing her do the explode into sparks thing. That’s not really the kind of move you want to show off in public.>Shoot her in the face again. That seemed to work last time.>Get your claws and everything else on her.>Sap will.>Utilize fire.>Explosive flare your way through.>Just smash through.>Back off and go around a different way.>There’s a lot more shadows in this alleyway than the other one. Grab her and hold her down.>Other (?)
Rolled 63>>33400014>There’s a lot more shadows in this alleyway than the other one. Grab her and hold her down.
>>33400014>Other (Making sure Waldo's ok. How about you, where are you going?)
>>33400014>Get your claws and everything else on her.>There’s a lot more shadows in this alleyway than the other one. Grab her and hold her down
>>33400014>Sap will.Yea we want darkness
>>33400014>>There’s a lot more shadows in this alleyway than the other one. Grab her and hold her down.
>>33400014>Sap will.>Get your claws and everything else on her.I'd rather avoid Meckor and loud noises and bright shit is the opposite to that.
>>33400014>There’s a lot more shadows in this alleyway than the other one. Grab her and hold her down.>Sap will.
>>33400014>Sap will.Simultaneously solidify the shadows in her windpipe/lungs and try to drown her.
>>33400014>Explosive flare your way through."Sorry, coming through."Just run straight at her. And when you explode, do it with hellfire.
>>33400014>There’s a lot more shadows in this alleyway than the other one. Grab her and hold her down.
>>33400014>>Back off and go around a different way.
>>33400014>There’s a lot more shadows in this alleyway than the other one. Grab her and hold her down.>Shoot her in the face again. That seemed to work last time.>Keep distanceThose condapedes near her got half-vaporized when she 'died' the last time, we should make sure to keep distance, no matter what else we go with.
>>33400014>Sap will.>Shoot her in the face again. That seemed to work last time.
>>33400014>Explosive flare your way through.
>>33400014>Other (?)Summon Imp as distraction
Man, I really wish we had that Soul Drinker thing. Would be really useful for the less physically inclined / more magic reliant enemies. Getting a huge chunk taken out of her PP would probably rek Philo something bad.Who else considering going for mostly Belph powers next vote?
>>33400175>Picking any Belph powers when it costs us a Infern or Velk power.
I sense sapping will and throwing Philostrathus aside with shadow powers.Roll dice.
>>33400175I want to get Belph powers more for the fact that they might lead to something that increases our stress threshold.Of course, those would probably be hiding behind things like Terrifying Glare and Inflict Pain, rather than Soul Drinker.
Rolled 80>>33400175I definitely am. We've been focusing way too hard on Infernus and Verwelken lately - I'm really interested in seeing how good Belphagoran powers get after seeing some of the shit our enemies can pull.>>33400220
>>33400218Well, Languid mentioned that over-specializing is likely going to backfire on us at some point.
>>33400218I've been seeing tons of situations where Belph powers would have helped us out more. The only power that I've seen have definite "If you'd picked this, things would be easier" situations was the talk to shadows one.
>>33400265You mean like wasting us a infern or velk power when they are just plain better?
>>33400175Depends on what the new options are. The Belph powers available aren't really worth it compared to most of the others.
>>33400302Inflict Pain fucked our shit up and we really should avoid over-specializing.
>>33400273The talk to shadows power costs sanity with every use, I'd rather not buy it.>>33400297They aren't 'just better', they all have situations in which they excel.Infernus tends to only be good for combat, Verwelken is good when there are shadows around, Belph is mostly debuffs and social powers, probably some mind-reading later on.>>33400302Inflict Pain totally wrecked us, what are you talking about?
>>33400175Unless they get buffed, they arn't worth the cost.
>>33400302Tons of the Belph powers are badass as fuck, what the shit are you talking about? The only downside is that they tend not to be passives - passives are the fucking shit.
>>33400368>passives are the fucking shit.
>>33400343>The talk to shadows power costs sanity with every use, I'd rather not buy it.And most of the Belph powers result in stress. Both sanity and stress fix themselves. If san loss was a massive thing that fucked us over instantly, Languid wouldn't have made san a secondary resource for some powers.
>>33400368We got the PP. We can start investing in Belph powers.
>>33400389Yeah, finally. We're finally swimming in enough PP that those badass Belph powers are totally fucking worth it.>>33400384Passives are just SO GOOD. No activation, no cost, and they net us fucking awesome shit like our shadow shield.
>>33400302Inflict Pain is powerful, and Soul Drinker would be very useful situationally. Things like those golems would go down fast to it. We'll have to see what new powers are up for grabs next time, but I'd definitely want Inflict Pain next.
I get the feeling that if we keep ignoring the Belph powers, we'll eventually just straight up lose access to them at some point. I know it's really unlikely, but its still something I can't stop thinking about.
>>33400358>Unless they get buffedDid you miss Sierra getting completely floored by Inflict Pain?Languid has been trying to rub it in our faces that Belphegoran powers are just as useful as Verwelken or Infernus by pitting us against Belphegoran foes, and nobody seems to notice it.>>33400387I know they do, and some Infernus powers cost health.I'm also willing to bet that Verwelken and Belphegoran can eventually increase our Sanity cap and Stress Threshold respectively, in the same way as Infernus ups our health.
>>33400410>Inflict Pain is powerful, and Soul Drinker would be very useful situationally. Things like those golems would go down fast to it. We'll have to see what new powers are up for grabs next time, but I'd definitely want Inflict Pain next.I agree with all of this. I have a feeling Soul Drinker would unlock all kinds of fucking fantastic power-recharging powers.Imagine how good it'll be if we can start sucking up PP from ambient emotions.
>>33400420>and some Infernus powers cost health.No they don't. Explosive Flare increases stress, but that's it.
>>33400420>Sanity cap and Stress Threshold>having over 100 sanityWhat's someone who's TOO SANE look like?
>>33400462Zen demon goddess Sierra?
>>33400420So we could have a corpse that can't hurt us or a stressed out foe that can.I am going to pick the corpse.
>>33400420>Languid has been trying to rub it in our faces that Belphegoran powers are just as useful as Verwelken or Infernus by pitting us against Belphegoran foes, and nobody seems to notice it.Oh, I've noticed it, but I've also noticed that the Infernus foes have been way tougher and Verwelken are the fucking bogeymen or something. Are Belphegorans cool? Yeah. Are they powerful and good at what they do? Also yeah. Are they more impressive than the other two? Maybe if you have a boner for emotional fuckery / psionics.
>>33400481Sometimes killing is not the answer. Sometimes it's supernatural torture.
>>33400444I could've sworn that Blood Curse mentioned it had a small health cost?Either way, Belphegoran and Verwelken will likely lead to the Stress and Sanity equivalents of Predatory Reserve.>>33400462Ever played Kult?>>33400481It's harder to make a corpse, and it wouldn't be 'stressed out' it would be 'person writhing in agony'>>33400507I'm more worried that if we don't get any Belph powers soon, our other two bloodlines might predominate it.
>>33400521>Leaving a foe alive, with motive to hurt you.>>33400524>Implying person writhing in agony aren't a threat.Oberyn please go.
>>33400368This is the hugest part. Belph powers are all their own things. Infernus tree has tons of things that make Sierra better or are at least chainable. Ver tree has tons of things that make the core shadow manipulation better and it also has passives.Belph tree has no passives. It doesn't have chainable things. It doesn't even have anything that improves on core powers or anything that's broadly usable. It's too clunky to be desirable.
>>33400524It's harder to fight through real injury or death than it is to fight through fake pain.
>>33400592That and despite lacking any synergy they are still shitty on their own.
>>33400524It's like you want to be killed by a combat soda-masochist.
>>33400607...is it, though? That one Belphagoran took Borya down almost instantly with her psychic shit, while he can tank machine gun fire in bear form.I think it really depends on who you're up against. Some enemies are physical powerhouses with weak minds, and some are the opposite.Wouldn't it be better having a weapon for everyone's weakness?
>>33400587>Implying the people you kill don't have friends who would want vengeance for their friend's death.
>>33400592>Belph tree has no passives. It doesn't have chainable things.That we know of. We haven't fucking invested in it at all. We have VERY NEARLY NO CLUE what gets unlocked as we buy powers.
>>33400607It's also harder to inflict such things.Chewing our way through Ranthix's 50+ HP, for example.>>33400592>Not chainableYou do realize we could inflict pain and then take advantage of the foe's momentary weakness to dish out a ton of damage, right?Inflict Pain is basically a better Sap Will for combat situations.>>33400635It's like you want to be killed by Ranthix, or someone with a similar physical ability and lack of mental defences.
>>33400649It's ok we know how to kill them as well.Shit we would probably have to deal with them anyway. You know what with us being the magic cops and them being demonic slavers/ about to raze LA.
>>33400672>>Not chainable>You do realize we could inflict pain and then take advantage of the foe's momentary weakness to dish out a ton of damage, right?>Inflict Pain is basically a better Sap Will for combat situations.I meant the way we can chain hellfire to our whip and stack the damage with them. We've never been able to do that with Sap Will and I don't think Languid is going to let us start when we get IP.
>>33400672If we actually put points into the good trees we can out Ranthix, Ranthix.>>33400661So on one hand we can get good abilities right away or we can get shit abilities and hope that maybe just maybe once we have wasted enough points that we could possibly find good abilities, if we are lucky.That isn't an argument for getting belph powers.
>>33400696Isn't there a Belph power that lets us apply corruption to our attacks?Corruption would also have the benefit of bypassing the fire resistance most of our major foes seem to have.>>33400731>Wanting to spend 10 level-ups to equal a physical juggernaut when you could just spend half of one to take advantage of his only real weakpointWhich powerset is being wasteful, again?
>>33400672I very, very much doubt that someone like Ranthix would be put on his ass by one inflict pain from Sierra. There's just no way it would easymode things like that.
>>33400770>Isn't there a Belph power that lets us apply corruption to our attacks?It doesn't stack or boost damage, though. It overridess the damage type. That's it. Unless they have heavy armor or something, it's going to just be better to not use it because it wouldn't hurt them any more than normal and it would just cost PP for nothing.
You guys keep calling the Belph tree useless. We don't fucking know that because we've yet to buy a single power from it. Seriously, stop judging it based on the initial set of powers, christ.
>>33400780Logic has no place here. Begone.
>>33400830For real.And there are ALREADY useful powers in it. REALLY useful ones. Ones that can take down Borya in a single use, ones that can dramatically fuck up people who rely on PP, and so forth.And we have NO CLUE what gets unlocked with advancement.
>>33400780He'd be more vulnerable to further attacks, and getting the power that lets us corrupt our attacks would bypass his fire resistance.What I'm trying to say is that he's vulnerable to Belphegoran powers, as most physical fighters are likely to be, mages too when you factor in Soul Drinker and that powerline.>>33400811We could link Hellfire and Corruption to Fire whip and deal our full damage to people with fire resistance.Belphegoran powers *can* chain, we just need to actually purchase some of them first.
>>33400830The initial powers from the other trees all had something useful among them and more useful things that came from the first round of picks.Belph tree didn't. Getting Corrupt and Dark Heart didn't unlock anything incredibly wow-worthy either.
>>33400830The belph tree isn't competing against the other trees at scratch, it is competing against leveled skills.The belph tree is a horse pulled wagon racing against a sports car.
>>33400864Except it's not. It already has Inflict Pain (the ability that on-shot Borya) and a power that lets us seriously fuck up PP pools. It's already fantastic, and we don't even know how it advances yet.
>>33400864Yep. Languid seems to want us to keep things at least somewhat even across the trees, but he went and set advancement on a system that favors maxing things out.
>>33400889I think Borya getting one-shot was more a combination of being defenseless as a result of Inflict Pain and then getting ganked by the Lightning Sword.Still a really good argument for Belph powers.>>33400908He also forced us to buy corrupt when we didn't buy any Belph powers for a while in an early thread.I'd rather be allowed to choose which Belphegoran powers we're going to buy, since we're going to get them one way or the other.
>>33400946>He also forced us to buy corrupt when we didn't buy any Belph powers for a while in an early thread.He didn't force us to buy anything. It just unlocked as a result of choosing to train with the Hallows. We unlocked several things that weren't Belph stuff because of training.
Before things get overly hostile over pros and cons of ability trees, remember that you can just ignore whatever others vote and vote what you want.Nothing wrong with debate of course! Just no need to lose your shit over shit like this.Personally I'd like to see more of Totally-Not-Vampire-Demon tree but going against Languid's... encouragements, over-specializing might lead to some interesting developments.
>>33400986Corrupt unlocked, at the exact same moment that we got a level-up, on a level-up when we *just happened* to only get to choose one ability.Training with the Hallows gave us the level-up, but it didn't force that ability on us, that was our bloodlines auto-balancing so that we don't explode.How would the Hallows have even trained a half-demon to use corruption?
Exploding and shooting are not really options – noise would let Meckor know where you are, and while you might be able to deal with Philo all night, you don’t want to see what the big bad guy can do without his trident.You have other, less violent means of dealing with reoccurring problems. You hold up for a second to charge up a sphere of negative energy, and send it at Philostrathus. (+5 Stress: 58/100) (-5 PP: 18/26)She’s not exactly mobile, and she senses what you’re doing too late to react. It catches her in the shoulder, and she wheels backward as if struck. The demon falls and you surge forward, sweeping her out of the way with your shadows. (-3 PP: 15/26) The rush of darkness throws her frail form at the wall. Instead of hitting it, though, there’s a crack of thunder, a shower of white sparks, and she’s gone, though the two condapedes she’s left behind still snake around in your way. Their billion and a half feet are too good at keeping grip on the ground to be washed out of the way.The two serpents rise to meet you, wheeling upward and about in strange, alien motions that catch you off guard. One strikes inward with teeth barred, going for your throat. A surge of instinct wells inside of you, and you spin around and catch it in the side of its head with your tail, leaving a long, bleeding gash on its face. Its blood has an awful thick, sulphurous scent to it.
>>33401111>How would the Hallows have even trained a half-demon to use corruption?Who knows? How did martial art stances suddenly make it click that Sierra could throw fire?
>>33401123The other condapede, however, is coming right at you, teeth wide to bite something of yours off. You catch its bite on your forearm at the last second, and it clamps down with incredible strength. Shadows writhe about its bite, between its teeth and your skin to keep it from scissoring through your flesh and the bones beneath, but the pressure is so intense that you feel your arm being crushed anyway, and a bolt of pain flashes up the limb. (-2 HP: 18/26) (+4 Stress: 62/100)Its body waves to start winding about you, but you wrestle out of the vice grip before it tightens and grab the thing at the base of the skull, even as the second condapede darts in and bites you on the back of your calf. (-1 HP: 17/26) (+3 Stress: 65/100)Furious, you tighten your claws around the monster on your arm, digging through its scaley hide and into its flesh, and wrench it hard to the side. The creature goes limp, and you toss it away. As for the thing at your back, it hasn’t managed a good hold like the other, and you jerk your leg out of its maw and lay another deep slash into the top of its head with your tail as you turn around to deliver a hard kick to the side of its head, killing it through the sheer force of the blow.
>>33401147Both condapedes flop twitching with a thousand legs to the ground, spasming between life and death. Gross. But their suffering does give you the kind of satisfaction you got as a kid when you’d run around stomping on snails for kicks and giggles. (-9 Stress: 56/100) (+2 PP: 17/26 [Dark Hearting])With your way clear, you run forward to meet with Rowan.You get to the front of the building, and see flames licking up the far side. The smell of smoke is thick in the air as people run out from the building, partially dressed and in confusion. It’s only a moment before you spot Ro – the batgirl costume is a dead giveaway – and she’s half helping, half hauling Waldric along with her. He seems half conscious at best, though for a guy with several huge gashes in him, he certainly isn’t bleeding as much as you’d expect him to. (Waldric: 3/22 HP)Rowan spots you the second you start coming over with her cargo in tow. “I parked just around the corner!” she shouts, making her way over. Even with Waldric more or less as dead weight, she’s still making good time toward you.Out of the building, ten, twelve yards behind her, comes the hipster, his beanie askew, and with one of the lenses of his ironic glasses missing. He takes one look over the crowd, and then zeroes in on you, Rowan, and Waldric. You sense dangerousness levels rising.>What do you do?
>>33401170Throw fire at him.
>>33401132Something about using certain movements to control the way chi/ki/whatever flows in the body, then externalizing it.That explanation was given when we got the Hellbolt ability.Using energy flow manipulation techniques to channel an existent power into a new form is different from teaching Sierra to use an entirely new ability.Especially since corruption is probably anathema to angels and anyone with angelic blood.
>>33401170>>33401147>>33401123Kill him hard and fast. Belphagorans have a weakness to physical violence.
>>33401170Shadow fuckery the darkness inside his mouth. Poke the back of his throat and make him gag/throw up. Yank on the dangly part.Or just shoot him.
>>33401170You know that tree that lets us kill shit. Lets use that.
>>33401170Throw Sap Will at him and make for the car.
>>33401204The Hallows have multiple powers that are based around pouring holy energy into things. It probably wouldn't have been much of a stretch for them to at some point say to try doing something like what they were.
>>33401170>>33401203>>33401216How about we immobilize him with shadows and burn his face off? Or claw it off.
>>33401170Hellfire him. Try to avoid the crowd.
>>33401170Wrap his head in shadows, Belph powers seem to require aiming/LoS.If that doesn't work, shoot him.We know they havent got anything remotely resembling bullet resistance
>>33401262How about we cut the flashy bullshit and just put a bullet or two in him?You know, our most efficient method of killing someone from a range?
>>33401170Flame Whip his neck, close to melee.
>>33401283>>33401281>>33401262>>33401203There's a crowd of humans. Keep it low key, not outright murder in front of 100 people key.
>>33401262>I want to run 30ft back away from the way we're going so that we can claw at the dude instead of shooting him.
>>33401328All right, you go ahead and shoot through a mass of fleeing people. I mean, what could go wrong!
>>33401170Smash shadows into the back of his head and the front of his feet so that he eats the ground.
>>33401352I actually really like that idea. Changing my vote from shooting him to making him faceplant long enough to escape.
>>33401326Isaac did say that leaving hellhound corpses won't raise suspicion and keeping magic secret isn't a real concern. So I don't really see any point in keeping things hush-hush right now.
Changing>>33401262to>>33401352Way simpler and sounds pretty effective.
>>33401259Except that Sierra didn't know anything about corruption or how to manifest it, at all.What you're saying is that the hallows showed her how to pour corruption into object using their holy powers as an example.In spite of her not knowing how she would do such a thing and them probably not knowing if she could even do it, instead of giving her the combat training or refining of her existent powers.You still haven't addressed that we got it at the exact same time as we got a level-up, and only got to choose one ability compared to the usual two.>>33401376>Leaving a corpse that the government probably confiscated is the same as shooting bolts of fire in front of a crowd.
>>33401352I'm down for that. Changing from these:>>33401283>>33401216
>>33401352Simple, just might work.
>>33401170Do you think his pants have shadows in them? Could we twist his nuts around and maybe jam a shadow rod up his dick? See how he likes Verwelken brand Inflict Pain.
Dice for shadow takedown.
Rolled 27>>33401462Jesus christ, Anon.>>33401467
>>33401491Say hello to the ground.
>>33401462I do this every night, but with some zipties and toothpicks.
>>33401462Just wait until we get that power that turns shadows into razorwire.
The demon stares you in the eye, his expression flat. But the instant before anything horrible begins to happen, you twist an arm out and pull the darkness from above and around him together into two waves of force, the first catching him in the front of his legs, and the second slamming him in the back of the head. You hit him with such irresistible, sudden force that he cartwheels in place and slams face-first into the ground. His image breaks at about the same time as his nose, and you think you can see two slight horns jutting out in front of his beanie as he tries to recover – definitely not a light weight, though you’ve seen worse. (Hipster: 23/24 HP)You focus your attention on getting under Waldric and helping carry him off with Rowan, though. Between the two of you, you manage a respectable run even with the wounded not-vampire under arm.You’ve ditched the growing masses and are more or less home free when you round the corner. You almost expected Philostrathus to be there waiting, but maybe the negative energy you hit her with is giving her something else to worry about for the time being. Anyway, Vik’s Beetle parked before you, the three of you rush forward. “Let’s throw him in the back,” says Ro, pulling out the keys.
>>33401920And then Meckor descends out of the sky like a meteor. He lands on top of the car, and with a shrieking groan, the roof crushes in beneath his landing. The windshield to splinters and cracks, and the fire rolling from his shoulders and boots causes the paint to bubble and pop underfoot as he steps onto the hood and off before you. He doesn’t waste any time in throwing his hands up and blasting a wave of blinding, burning fire at you.Rowan drops out from under Waldric and claps both hands on the ground. The fire, whose wavering heat doesn’t seem to bother you like you believe it should, crashes against an invisible wall and is diverted to your right and left. The fire keeps up for one second. Then two. Then three. It grows hotter and more intense all the while, and you realize that it’s not going to stop.Rowan grits her teeth and stares straight ahead into the inferno, muscles straining and beads of sweat beginning to form on her brow. She can’t do this forever. Waldric won’t last a second in the flames, and Rowan’s holy shield thing won’t shield her from heat.But though it feels like you're in an oven, it's not exactly an unpleasant oven. In fact, the idea of getting burned right now starts to seem laughable to you. It's kind of an odd sensation.>What do you do?
>>33401920>>33401988Unload our gun's entire magazine into his forehead. Motherfucker's at point-blank range, and Rowan's shield only blocks magic.
>>33401988Shoot Melkor, corrupt trident.
>>33401988Why not try the same shadow trick to Meckor while we ourselves rush through the flames to claw him. I'd love to use a gun but it'd probably melt or something.
>>33401988Punch Meckor in the jaw through the flames. That's what he gets for blocking hiw own view with them.
>>33401988Run into fire, rip his face off with claws
>>33401988Alright, If Meckor wants to through down, I say we kick his fucking ass.Man, Vikrama is going to be pissed about her car, though...
>>33401988Charge through the flames claws drawn.
>>33401988Shoot him. All of the bullets.Do NOT use Sap Will yet, it will get disrupted by Rowan's shield.Once the gun is empty, or if he lets up at all, charge out through the side (not directly through his torrent of fire as he sprays it out) and claw him up. Sap Will once we're out of the shield.
>>33401988>But though it feels like you're in an oven, it's not exactly an unpleasant oven. In fact, the idea of getting burned right now starts to seem laughable to you. It's kind of an odd sensation.If this isn't the biggest hint of us being able to jump through the flames and on top of him, well, I don't know what is.
>>33401988Bullets.Bullets in his face.Then throw our gun at his face.Then leap out of the shield and rip his face off with tooth and claw.
>>33401988Corrupt our claws and wreck his shit.
>>33401988Jump the flames and rip his throat!
Dice for shooting and flame charge.
Rolled 45>>33402185Fuck yes.
>>33402199Haha! Meckor can suck it. 'It' being bullets and claws.
>>33402199>>33402223>>33402224It feels good when you roll the winning roll.
>>33402199PUNCH OUT HIS BLOOD!PUNCH OUT ALL OF HIS BLOOD!
>>33402199Yea Blood. You ain't no punk bitch. Merk that nigga
>>33402935>Yea Blood.If we actually kill him here, we have to finish with a simple line that calls back to our origins - something like "Bloods send their regards, crabfucker."
>>33402983How can we not?
Languid is kill
>>33402983I'd rather say something referencing Ben.Doubt we'll kill him right now though.
>>33403009>I'd rather say something referencing Ben.Sure."Monster sends his regards, you crab-fucking piece of shit."
>>33403025What's with all the cursing at the end, there?I realize Sierra is pretty abrasive and curses a lot, but that just ruins any kind of dramatic impact to the line and makes it sound stupid.It's a moot point because Meckor isn't going to die from one good roll, anyway.
>>33403090>that just ruins any kind of dramatic impact to the line and makes it sound stupidI entirely disagree. People curse to add emphasis to things. Sierra is one of those people. And it sounds badass.
>>33403121A curse or two would be okay, but when the string of curses is longer than the line itself it just winds up sounding dumb and long-winded.
>>33403090Just "Monster sends his regards." would be better
>>33403165>string of curses is longer than the line itself>there are only two curse words in the 9 word - ten discounting hyphens - sentence
>>33403121>>33403165"Monsters says hi you piss cunt piece of shit cockgobbling ultrafaggot horsefucker asswhore!"How's that?
>>33403090I disagree, it just seems in character
>People arguing about the minutiae of what exactly Sierra would say to Meckor as she kills him.Beyond the general idea, Languid is just going to write it as Sierra would say it. Your arguing about the volume of cursing is pointless.
>>33403180I disagree. That leaves out our condemnation of both his character and his association with the Crips.
>>33403180That's what I wanted, but I chose to suggest a compromise instead.>>33403183>you crab-fucking piece of shit7 syllables>Monster sends his regards6 syllables>>33403205Cursing would be in-character, yes.Excessive cursing would just sound stupid.
>>33403245>>you crab-fucking piece of shit>7 syllables>>Monster sends his regards>6 syllablesThe 'fucking' and 'shit' are the only cursing. You can switch it to 'crab-affiliated piece of trash' and its content isn't changed at all. And that IS relevant content.
>>33403225No man, this is important, especially how many syllables there are.Unless they're actually enjoying over stuff like that, then I guess it's ok.
>>33403325It's mostly just something to do while waiting for Languid posts.
>>33403349In that case, people should spend their time cutting grass.
>>33403274Yes, but it still slows down the line and ruins it.The point isn't the cursing itself, it's that it makes it too long winded.Adding *more* syllables wouldn't make it better.The whole line should be 7-9 syllables long, otherwise it wouldn't feel like a proper one-liner.
>>33403401>and ruins itI disagree entirely. Showing our distaste towards his gang association and dislike of him in general make the line entirely better. 'Monster sends his regards' is a pointless display, with not even nearly enough vitriol.I think that your suggestion of removing the second half is what ruins the line. I'd sooner have her remain stoically silent than deliver that trash.
>>33403325Whenever people talk about husbandos others complain.So I guess this is replacement for talking about husbandos
>>33403483>Whenever people talk about husbandos others complain.It's not like there's much to talk about there anyway.
>>33403483I prefer this flavor of autism to the husbando shit. At least this has less of a potential impact on the quest.
>>33403483I think our husbandos should swear at least 5 syllables worth.
>>33403483Wolfgang is still best husbando, of course.He's even better now that we know he's a Hellion.Unless it turns out this ambush was because he sold us out to Meckor. In which case he dies in a Ranthix fire.
>>33403436>"Monster sends his regards, crab-fucker"How about that?Shows our distaste for both him, the crips and the association between the two while keeping the line relatively short.Also captcha is doing that thing where it keeps switching what the captcha is every two seconds.
>>33403535>Wolfgang is still best husbando>Not wanting Wolfgang and RanthixMy OT3
>>33403553I could get behind this.
>>33403535Hellions are gross. I wouldn't even waifu Moriah after learning what she is.
>>33403553That's a compromise I can get behind.
>>33403575I'd get behind Sierra if you know what I meant!
>>33403581>doesn't want to make out with a smooth, bare skull and bisected jawFuck you.
>>33403581There's a beauty is more then just skin deep joke in here somewhere and i'm desperately trying to find it.
>>33403654Real beauty is something that lies below the skin. So, for a Hellion, there's nothing keeping their attractiveness at bay.