>> 33397547The curtain of fire blocks your line of sight, but if Meckor hasn’t moved, you don’t need eyes on target. You drop Waldric and step forward in front of Ro, and aim your gun at about where you remember Meckor being when you last saw him, and start shooting. After a few shots, you feel more or less like now’s the time to rip his throat out, so you drop the gun.Rowan senses what you’re about to do before you do it. “No!” you hear her say from behind you. and sprint forward under the guidance of blind instinct, directly into the heart of the inferno.It’s like running up a waterfall. The fire envelopes, singing off the condapede blood that’s splattered on you. Your clothes smoke and burn against your skin, though they don’t disintegrate like they should. You feel some other kind of power, not your own, resisting the destruction meant for you. You lean forward into the blaze and force forward.It’s hotter than you thought it would be, and your skin tingles painfully. You feel that weird, otherworldly energy around you contest actively against the incredible heat, but it’s weakening. You can feel the power fracturing around you.But then your head comes out of the fire, and you find yourself face to face with Meckor, his boney visage contorting into one of detestation at your surprise appearance. He has no time to react.
>>33403440You spring forth from the flames and tackle into him, biting, clawing, and screaming mercilessly at him as you try to tear him apart at the seams. The fire flowing off of him doesn’t even register as a problem.The ferocity and intensity of your antagonism catches Meckor off guard. To be honest, it catches even you off guard. But this is the guy responsible for all kinds of stuff that makes you mad. Like Trevon burning down your pad and getting your friends killed. Or when Nabuth tried to kill you, and you wound up hurting Ro and killing some random guy you still don’t want to think about. And when that freaking demon tried to hunt you and Rowan down when you were both hurt, and kidnaping people for slaves, and just a couple of days ago when you almost drowned – in this moment, everything in the world is his fault, and you make him pay for it. Trying to kill this guy focuses you in a way that you haven’t felt focused before. He’s evil. You can kill him and he deserves it. (-15 Stress: 41/100) (+2 Sanity: 96/100) You feel his power surge into you even as your claws rake across his face, catch in his fatigues, and scrape over his breastplate. (+6 PP: 23/26)And yet, you feel that something isn’t happening that should be. There’s no blood. No panic. And Meckor’s not struggling as much as he should.
>>33403487This thought crosses your mind a second before Meckor grabs one of you by the wrist mid-strike, and delivers the strongest punch to your face that you’ve ever been punched with before. Like, bar none. (-2 HP: 15/26)You jerk backward long enough for Meckor to get a boot in your gut, and he kicks you off of him. You hit the road a second later, slightly dazed, but not too shaken to pop back up to your feet.Meckor twists on the ground and gets his feet under him, looking up at you with flaming eyes, unscathed by your assault. He doesn’t have a scratch on him. Not even his fatigues are torn. (Lord General Meckor: 20/20 HP)“Power without sustenance,” he says derisively to you, though you think he may be more of talking to himself at this point. You feel a surge of hidden energy in the air. You don’t have much time to counter whatever he’s about to do. With the focused, passionate hatred with which he stares at you though, you be it can’t be good. But he’s so distracted with you that he’s given Ro the time she needs to grab the gun from where you dropped it and bring it up to bear on Meckor. The ground between them steams and smokes, the asphalt melted where the fire had passed over it. Then Roawn flares with glorious light. Her gun turns gold, and she fires a tight burst of thunderbolts right into the demon’s shoulder.
>>33403517He’s knocked backward into the front of Vikrama’s car, and leaves a big dent when he shakes himself uses the bumper to push himself back to his feet, only slightly phased by the wounds in his arm. (Lord General Meckor: 17/20 HP) He gives a seething look at Rowan. “And the brood of butchers closes ranks with the corrupted fruit of the Imperiate's womb,” he says flatly to himself, almost shaking with pure, unadulterated loathing. His eyes turn from their yellow glow to a bright blue. The flames coating him follow a second afterward in changing hue, leaving him covered in such intense heat that it causes the road beneath him to crack.Rowan stares at him, wide eyed. She has no more bullets, and you can see the waves of heat pulsing out from the general are painful to her. She grabs Waldric and starts dragging him away, trying to shield her face from the heat with an off arm.And then the flames disappear as does the heat, and Meckor forgets Rowan to turn his attention to you. He begins walking toward where you stand, eyes fixed to your own, keeping his arms low and to the sides.>What do you do?
>>33403583>What do you do?Corrupt his armour
>>33403583Can't do shadow stuff because he's too goddamn bright. Can't claw him, he just instaheals. Can't burn him, he's practically made of fire.Sap Will and Corrupt the stuff he's wearing?
>>33403440>>33403487>>33403517>>33403583Man, I don't even fucking know.>>33403719Sure, that actually sounds solid. Dude's clearly fucking impervious to our violence. Throw all of our Belphagoran shit at him. Don't stop. Corrupt, sap will, all of that.
>>33403583Try to constrain his movement with shadows while fighting. Use the claws if we get an opening.
>>33403744>>33403768I don't think our Shadows would even be strong enough - dude's a physical powerhouse. Sap Will and Corrupt is definitely our best bet here.
>>33403768Dude, he's extruding enough fire to crack the street underneath him, and we just did fucking nothing with our claws on a roll of 4.
>>33403583Back away from Meckor while looking for a way out. Talk to stall for time.>>33403719Meckor's magic, son. If he allows his gear get corrputed then he ain't much of a general.
>>33403583Corrupt his fatigues
Rolled 60>>33403583Prepare for the inevitable "Join my army, and we will rule together" speech. Resist rolling eyes.Rolling for teenage rebelliousness.
>>33403786>Prepare for the inevitable "Join my army, and we will rule together" speech.I doubt it. He seems pretty fucking racist and really wants to just kill us outright.
>>33403744>>33403760Agreed. Sap Will and Corrupt are probably our best options here. Hopefully they can at least slow him down.Issac better be breaking every speed limit in existence right about now.
>>33403786>Implying that will ever happen.We already tried the feign joining tactic, he isn't going to give us the offer.
>>33403583Start praying for Isaac to show up?
>>33403719>>33403744>>33403760These. If we make it out of this okay, let's try getting Belphagoran abilities this time around.
>>33403813>Hopefully they can at least slow him down.Yeah, that's definitely the objective. Sap Will and Corrupt, then book it while he's distracted.
>>33403583>Pocket imps!Summon imp for distraction!
Sap WillCorrupt ArmourGet ready to dance and dodge
>>33403719How about corrupting our claws? Might bite through whatever defence he has. Maybe he has some sort of protection against physical which is why Rowan's bullets went through.
>>33403583Summon the fire bat and tell it to skullfuck his eyeholes.
>>33403583Use our teeth. They penetrate armor well and then inject venom.Wrap our tail around his weapon arm to keep it out of the way.
>>33403836>let's try getting Belphagoran abilities this time around.Yeah, I was against it earlier, but if THIS is how tough Meckor is - not even taking ONE point of damage on a 4! - we clearly need to aim for a weak point.
>>33403865We can't do that yet. Corrupting our own claws/weapons for armor piercing is one of the perks we didn't buy.
>>33403865Corrupt: Focuses hate into a nearby object, imbuing it with tainted energy and causing it to become untouchable for a duration of time. This effect has visible effect. When others attempt to touch said object, it singes them with unholy energy. Prolonged contact causes burns. Sierra may interact with the object as normal. Cost: 2 PP + 1 Stress, Type: Corrupting, Range: 5m [BE]
>>33403894That's how it was? Well shit.
>>33403865>How about corrupting our claws? Might bite through whatever defence he has.That's not how that works. We would probably just accidentally burn our hands off.
>>33403583"Do you actually listen to the shit you're saying, or are you just speaking in heavy metal lyrics?"
>>33403915> “And the brood of butchers closes ranks with the corrupted fruit of the Imperiate's womb,” It really does sound like heavy metal.
>>33403915As funny as that would be, I don't think Sierra would say that in a situation this deadly serious.
So, throw sap will and corrupt at him, and also unleash the imp. And then you run as fast as possible?Roll dice.
Rolled 36>>33403932Gotta go fast.
Rolled 85>>33403932Hope we don't die!
Rolled 40>>33403932We better fuck someone after this
Rolled 66>>33403932Here we go.
Rolled 93>>33403932C'mon, I wanna over-stress.
Rolled 83>>33403932"Pocket Imps!"
Dese fucking rolls.
>>33403952Not great, but could be a hell of a lot worse.
Rolled 79>>33403952>>33403956>>33403958>>33403959>>33403966>>33403967>>33403968>>33403969>>33403976>>33403978...I don't think any of those are gonna work.
Rolled 56>>33404013Good. We can finally build some stress.
Rolled 26Is there a single low roll in the dice tonight?
>>33404040There was last thread.When we got that 4.Which bounced off of Meckor because it was physical, which is his strength, instead of psychic, which is hopefully his weakness.
Rolled 20 + 8>>33404060Any of the Belph powers would be a good fit here, except maybe Terrifying Glare.Imbue Corruption (or whatever it's called) would let us bypass his damage resistance by changing our damage type.Inflict Pain would at least break his concentration or slow him down and hopefully give us an opening.Soul Drinker would let us tear into his MP pool and possibly consume whatever bullshit magical effects he's cast on himself.
>>33404040Yeah, we've got some good rolls
This is why I wanted BC.
>>33404060No, it didn't work because he's wearing a full body suit made of plot armor.Not that I'm bitching or complaining, mind...
>>33404195Does this nigga even have blood? He seems like he's just a flaming skeleton.
>>33404205No, it didn't work because he has some sort of bs healing. He doesn't have armor on his face/head, and we just clawed the everloving shit out of his face and shot him a few times before that.
>>33404242He might have some Hellion ability that lets him take physical damage as PP damage.I don't think it was regen, I didn't see anything about us actually managing to damage him.He also didn't heal from Rowan's bullets, which could have bypassed the damage negation ability by dealing holy damage.
>>33404321>He might have some Hellion ability that lets him take physical damage as PP damage.Shit, I'd take that ability. Combined with an ability that gives us faster PP recovery, it'd beat the shit out of our current method of regeneration.
>>33403725>So, for a Hellion, there's nothing keeping their attractiveness at bay.
>>33404387I wouldn't. Remember how Trevon had that bullshit regen that just kept going and going and it was faster than our current PP regen? Shit was crazy.
>>33404387Hellions probably also have an ability that lets them regen PP faster, being the most mage-like of all demon bloodlines (that we know of).Probably comes at the cost of him not being able to get any really good forms of Infernus regen, like that +3 HP/turn that Trevon had.
>>33404462>Probably comes at the cost of him not being able to get any really good forms of Infernus regen, like that +3 HP/turn that Trevon had.I still want Sierra to get that. That's just a lower priority at the moment (seriously, HP is almost never our limiting factor currently) than getting more Belphagoran stuff to deal with tanks and other physical powerhouses - like Meckor/Ranthix.
>>33404321Do you think Rowan can cast that holy thing on our claws? Because that would be really handy right now.
>>33404507I doubt it. Unless it says otherwise, almost all of these magical abilities are inherent super powers, not magical spells that can be cast on other people.That'd be like trying to put our hellfire on her fists.
>>33404507>Casting a holy enchantment>On a cambionNo way for that to go horribly wrong.We also have our own version of it, but nobody wanted to get it last time because it's a Belphegoran ability.
>>33404507It'll probably hurt like hell, but we could try that while training
>>33404564Nobody wanted to get it because we wanted to get fire resistance and shadow armor and we could only take 2 things.
>Countdown to losing control
>>33404807I don't think we'll do it this update, but it wouldn't be unlikely on the next one
>>33404807I just wanna go nuts and leave pieces of Meckor all over town.
This is bad. You’ve thrown everything at him. Nothing does anything. Rowan couldn’t do anything. And Meckor doesn’t want anything from you, either. It’s not like you can talk your way out of this. All he wants is for you to be dead. You can’t fight him. You’re pretty much powerless against him.To top it all off, you’re afraid. You make use of your fear and press it together before you. It’s a hasty move, but you fling at Meckor anyway – you need to buy yourself time. (-5 PP: 18/26) (+5 Stress: 46/100)Meckor raises a hand at the unseen force of negative energy, catches it, and crushes it into nothing in his fist. “Four hundred years gone to waste, hellborn filth,” he says, his voice carrying with it a disconcerting cadence of something that hurts to process. (-1 Sanity: 95/100) You whip out your other hand and summon an imp into existence at your fingertips.When your imp spirals down to nip at the back of Meckor’s head, he twitches his neck and the fire within the small creature turns blue, then green. The imp spirals out of the air with a pathetic yowl, and is consumed by its own fire before it touches the ground. “A lifetime in the cause of glory, despoiled,” he says, his words searing into your mind. (-2 Sanity: 93/100) (+7 Stress: 53/100)
>>33404992You’re running out of tricks. You try to muster up the hatred necessary to corrupt the approaching demon’s armor, but your concentration is breaking, and it fizzles out before it even does what you wanted it to do. (-2 PP: 16/26) (+1 Stress: 54/100)Nothing works. You have to run. You turn around and run fast. You don’t take the time to look behind you at the thing pursuing you. In the reflections of windows, however, you see crooked lines of lightning, and you can feel a hard electrical charge in the air. And then your muscles freeze up painfully, and you collapse mid run to the ground, seizing up with a fire that burns all of your nerves at the same time. It feels like an eternity, but just as abruptly as it begins, it ends, and you’re left twitching on the ground, smoke rising from the surface of your skin. You feel like you’re going to throw up. (+25 Stress: 79/100) (-4 HP: 11/26)You see a pair of boots step up to you, well out of arm’s reach. You feel another charge of electricity building nearby, and manage to look upward and Meckor, who points a finger at you, while a tongue of live lightning snaps and jolts about the length of his arm. Still twitching from having been electrocuted for who knows how long, you fight to get to your feet, but manage only to kind of get into a sitting position. You can taste your blood in your mouth. You look around, hoping to see somebody coming your way, but then you look behind you and see an unpleasant face.
>>33405017“Ah you found her,” says Philostrathus, suddenly behind you somehow. She seems shaken from her experience with you earlier, but that doesn't stop her making up any more of those damn centipede snake things. A couple of them are crawling out from behind her back as she speaks. She smiles blissfully down at you, far enough away not to be someone you can reach easily.Meckor ignores Philo, and keeps his attention on you. “Your foul little life mocks her memory no more,” he says in a low growl, pointing his lightning-infused arm at your heart. You’ve… you have to do something. Anything.>Move your body. (Hard)>Fight! Attack everything! Be violent!>You’re a coward.>Well, my mom loves me more than you, any day of the week.>Don’t kill me, man. Can’t you just like, be cool?>Panic.>Other (?)
Rolled 18>>33405058>Move your body. (Hard)>Well, my mom loves me more than you, any day of the week.
>>33405058Explode in fire!
Rolled 79>>33405058>Move your body. (Hard)
>>33405102We don't have to move to explode right?
>>33405058"So did you actually try to hit on my Mom, then?"
>>33405138"Oh i get it you lost your girl to a human, that explains a lot"
>>33405058>>Move your body. (Hard)
>>33405058>Move your body. (Hard)>Fight! Attack everything! Be violent!Pounce onto him, then bite the everloving fuck out of him, inject as much venom into his veins as we can. And Explosive Flare as well, it might do something to him to have us set it off while we're point blank and grabbing onto him. If that doesn't work try shoving our tail down his throat and lacerate his insides, we're kinda running out of good options.
>>33405058Oh my god, he's such a blatant racist because our mom fucked a human and made us instead of having pureblood royal demon babies with him. This would be funny if he wasn't trying to murder us.
>>33405058>Move your body. (Hard)Are they close enough to use flare on?
Rolled 17>>33405058>Fight! Attack everything! Be violent!Not going out like a punk
>>33405058>>Move your body. (Hard)>Well, my mom loves me more than you, any day of the week.
>>33405138>>33405170Start with this to get him monologuing, then attempt to move our body.
Rolled 41>>33405058>Move your body. (Hard)>Well, my mom loves me more than you, any day of the week.>Other (?)EXPLODEDrag our paralyzed ass into the shadows, with shadows.
Rolled 34>>33405058>Knock his arm into himselfGO SHOCK YOURSELF MOTHERFUCKER
>>33405058Are we anywhere near a sewer grate or something? We could probably haul our ass with shadows if we could get underground.
>>33405058>Well, my mom loves me more than you, any day of the week."You're the one mocking her memory, asshole."
Issac you fuck where are you?
>>33405537Back fighting skellies
>>33405058This is why mom never loved you.
The suspense is killing me here. D:
“Well you’re the one mocking her memory now, you fucking asshole,” you shout at him. But then an idea comes to your mind. You laugh in his face. “I get it now,” you say, feeling giddy. “It explains everything. Human stole your girl, huh? So’d you ever like, hit on my mom then?””I should have executed him,” says Meckor. “Before he made her weak. Before you made her weak. I’m so sorry, my Queen,” a vague look comes over him, and his arm tenses, ready to bolt you with lightning.And then you explode. (+10 Stress: 89/100) (-8 PP: 3/26)Philostrathus explodes into sparks as she is wont to do, while her snakes are all reduced to ash.Meckor stands firm against the explosion, and when it’s over, he glares down at you, breathing heavily. (Lord General Meckor: 16/20 HPElectricity arcs everywhere as he powers up to fry you from the inside out. “It finally ends,” he says.But your exploding has hidden from him the sudden appearance and approach of something fast.A series of footfalls in creccendo pounds along from the side, and a massive form charges out of your peripheral vision. Ranthix lunges at Meckor with the speed and weight of a pickup truck, his hide smoked, cracked, and bloodied. (Ranthix: 19/51 HP) “LONG LIVE THE IMPERIATE,” he thunders. “MAY SHE REIGN TEN THOUSAND YEARS!”Then then he collides with Meckor, and the two go tumbling off into a ball, like cats fighting.
>>33406424It also killed Languid.His lawn is called Suspense.
>>33406440The distraction gives you more than enough time to get back to your feet, and remember how to move again. The peril of unavoidable death lifted, you’re feeling pretty good. (-15 Stress: 74/100)Hipster guy comes sprinting up the road from the direction Ranthix came from, putting you between him and the huge Infernus. He has odd, segmented skin, like the leathery armored plates Ranthix has, but less thick and more subtle, and he has fine, pointed horns, short, small, and sharp. Add to that a pair of black claws, and that’s actually getting somewhere worthy of your consideration. “Lord General!” he yells.Meckor breaks free of Ranthix’s headlock long enough to speak. “Kill the hellborn!” he says, just before Ranthix seizes him by the horns and heaves him through the front of a jewelery store, setting off like, a jillion alarms. “TREASON!” Ranthix says, bursting into flames as he leaps into the store after Meckor. “ALL OF YOU ARE TREASON!!” “Ranthix you idiot!” shrieks Philstrathus, walking out from behind a parked car as if she’d been there all along, three, four condapedes slithering out from her form. “You can’t commit treason against an empire that doesn’t exist!”
>>33406462“Let Meckor deal with the traitor,” says the hipster, focusing his attention on you. A trickle of blood runs down his face from his nose, which is slightly scewed to one side. He smiles, and flexes his claws. “Try it again. I dare you,” he says.With the Hipster and Philostrathus focusing their intention on you. Unfortunately, both of them are between you and where Rowan is. Or maybe that’s a good thing? If they’re with you, they’re certainly not killing them. Unless they killed them already. You try to stop thinking about that. (+5 Stress: 79/100)>Just so we all know, if you like, hit me too hard, I might freak out and kill everything starting with you guys.>You guys know Meckor’s fucking insane, right?>I have like, all the demonbane coming here like, as we speak. Just FYI.>Run away. Who knows who’ll win in a fight between Ranthix and Meckor. >>Run away and hide. It’s nighttime, you’re in your element.>Maybe you can put one of them out of commission real quick. You might not have a gun, but you’ve always got your fire whip.>Other (?)
>>33406490>Maybe you can put one of them out of commission real quick. You might not have a gun, but you’ve always got your fire whip.
>>33406490>You guys know Meckor’s fucking insane, right?Hellbolt snakebitch so she either burns or books it, and pull the hipster's legs out from under him, forward this time.Then go for the throat.
>>33406490>Maybe you can put one of them out of commission real quick. You might not have a gun, but you’ve always got your fire whip.Use hellfire too, target Hipster.
>>33406524I'm voting this she's got no staying power and he just told us to it again so why not.
>>33406490>Just so we all know, if you like, hit me too hard, I might freak out and kill everything starting with you guys.>You guys know Meckor’s fucking insane, right?>Maybe you can put one of them out of commission real quick. You might not have a gun, but you’ve always got your fire whip.SUFFER NOT THE HIPSTER TO LIVE!
>>33406490>Other (?): SHOUT ROYALLY"DO YOU REALLY THINK THE EMPIRE WAS GONNA FALL JUST LIKE THAT? ARE YOU ACTUALLY DUMBER THAN RANTHIX? BOW DOWN WHILE YOU STILL HAVE THE CHANCE FOOLS!"
>>33406559You know what I am adding this to my vote here, >>33406557
>>33406559>Who the hell do you think we are
>>33406559>ARE YOU ACTUALLY DUMBER THAN RANTHIX? I wouldn't insult the dude that just saved our ass. Twice.
>>33406490>Maybe you can put one of them out of commission real quick. You might not have a gun, but you’ve always got your fire whip.>>33406559What a strange thing to say.Also insulting to the only ally we have right now.Don't say this.
>>33406490>You guys know Meckor’s fucking insane, right?"He's more concerned by the fact that my mom never fucked him back in the day than actually conquering or leading. This is all a petty vendetta about unrequited love."
>>33406490>You guys know Meckor’s fucking insane, right?>I am more insane, insaner?, sometimes.>>Just so we all know, if you like, hit me too hard, I might freak out and kill everything starting with you guys.
>>33406557Voting for this one
>>33406490>Maybe you can put one of them out of commission real quick. You might not have a gun, but you’ve always got your fire whip.Pop bug bitch with the whip, charge the fuckers, unleash claw, bite, and tail on Hipster and steal his PP. Inject venom if we can.
>>33406597Ranthix is best husbando.
>>33406559Shout:- Anon's stupidity knows no bounds.
>>33406559This sans the insult to best husbando.
>>33406651It is mostly just fetal alcohol syndrome.
>>33406490>You guys know Meckor’s fucking insane, right?>Maybe you can put one of them out of commission real quick. You might not have a gun, but you’ve always got your fire whip.
>>33406614OH SHIT!@ BURN!
>>33406462>ALL OF YOU ARE TREASONRanthix, I... I hope that's because English isn't your first language. And not that you're retarded.Mind you, you're still a brutal, slave-peddling BASTARD, so even if you save our life, there's only so far you can get into our good books. Like, seriously, even if he's saving our life, don't forget the slave operation he was involved in, how nonchalant he is about innocent casualties, and so forth. He may be a worthy ally, but anyone who thinks he's husbando material is fucking retarded.
>>33406559No insulting Ranthix.
>>33406490>>Just so we all know, if you like, hit me too hard, I might freak out and kill everything starting with you guys.Who are we going to kill? Pic related.
>>33406614This is good.>>33406559This is a level of retardation I'm not familiar with.Just.No.
>>33406614I like this
>>33406714>Implying they aren't avatars of treason.
>>33406614>>33406559These, but without the insult to Ranthix.
>>33406714Nobody thinks he husbando material. They think he's a great, scene stealing character.The guy runs around in full giant red demon mode, yells everything he says, and is so dedicaed to sierra's mom's memiry that hes going full Vader on his allies right now, and its amazing.
>>33406714>complaining about his grammar while he saves your life
>>33403440Sierra and Harvey will NEVER be a thing, right?
Roll some dice for that fire whipping.
Rolled 46>>33406847Depends on us, really>>33406868Diiiiice
>>33406847Nope.Neither will Sierra and Wolfgang.Neither will Sierra and Ranthrix.
>>33406878Fuck you, one of those three will work out>>33406885You are a great person
>>33406462>“ALL OF YOU ARE TREASON!!”Ranthix, did you take acting lessons under Brian Blessed?>>33406614Might as well mention this fact.>>33406559Jesus, no...
>>33406885Not bad. Not bad at all.
>>33406874But be real, check this guy: >>33406878He represents the majority
>>33406772>Nobody thinks he husbando material.
>>33406944Once Sierra is the Empress, she can have all of the husbandos
>>33406962Gangbang all day, errday.
>>33406772>englishHey Ranthrix, you forgot your caps.
>>33406440>>33406462Ranthix best demon
>>33406962They are called consorts
>>33406878>Neither will Sierra and Wolfgang.Fuck you.>>33406885Good job.
>>33406878Sierra and Moriah. All day every day.
>>33407098She may become something like a consort or mistress, but a monogamous relationship with her is pretty implausible.
>>33407146We do have to pump out heirs after all
>>33407098Sierra's straight.>>33407146Zero chance in hell.
>>33407162And teach them Treason.
>>33407196Good thing we aren't in hell.Kinda surprised that demons are so against same-sex relationships, though.
>>33407162Which makes me wonder: demonbane and hellborn babies = Jesus?
>>33407098By far the least in-character choice
>>33407257Why would a demonbane-hellborn hybrid become the physical reincarnation of a god?
>>33407384Sorry, terrible/offensive example. I was thinking in terms of uniqueness and completion of being.
>>33407257That would be a nephilim.
>>33407146Gotta gargle some marbles.
>>334072574 kids. 2 normal humans, 1 Demonbane, 1 Hellborn
>>33407792He's talking about Mendelian genetics, assuming Hellborn/Demonbane are heterozygous mixed-dominant traits tied to only a single gene.Which is kinda dumb as fuck.
>>33407792Well, Demon and Angel might cancel out to make human. If demon-ness and angel-ness works like regular genetics, you'd get a spread like that.
You shake out your fire whip. (-2 PP: 1/26) “You guys know Meckor’s insane, right?” you ask, circling around the Belphegoran as you edge toward Philostrathus and her snakes. “The Lord General is a brilliant man,” says the hipster, wary of possible attack. “It doesn’t shock me some backwater bastard doesn’t grasp the methodology.”You snort, keeping an eye on Philo’s approaching serpents. “Do you, even? This whole invasion shtick, it’s not going to work out,” you say. “Why do you think Waldric bailed on you guys? Like, he’s an ass, but he’s not stupid! Meckor’s having weirdo flashbacks about how him and my mom were never a thing back in the day and boy, he’s got some serious issues – I mean, maybe he used to be good at conquering and stuff, but that’s the last thing on his mind now.”One of Philo’s snakes comes at you, and you crack your whip across its face. Its head explodes, and its body goes limp. Its master, however, laughs ruefully at you. “You may be blind to it, but the majesty of Meckor’s dreams are on the cusp of reality!” says Philostrathus. “Chthonia will rise from the ashes with twice the splendor, for I have seen it, and it is beautiful!” She begins laughing wildly, in elation at the vision of it, which no doubt plays before her eyes at this moment.Well, you’re just about close enough, so you lay an exploding lash onto Philostrathus, cutting her frenzied laughter short as she explodes into nothingness. “Man, you guys are just as bad,” you say to yourself.
>>33407833You feel it more than you see it – a surge of negative energy, kind of like what you’ve been tossing around all these years. Except, it’s not yours. It’s building up with Hipster guy. You turn on him and start whipping at him, running sideways to outpace the remaining condapedes that Philostrathus has left behind. Seriously, it’s kind of gross how many of those things are crawling out around her all the time.The Belphegoran dodges your whip strikes, and you dodge a couple invisible blasts of energy. You carefully avoid eye contact with the demon, not wanting to have a rehash experience like what you had with Cordeliate, and keep up the pressure. You see an opening, then, when he steps next to a park car, under which is more than enough shadow to accomplish what you want. You narrow your eyes with him and prod the shadow with your will, it becoming an extension of your awareness. The shadow gushes out and wraps around Hipster’s skinny jean clad legs, gumming him up enough with the last vestiges of your power to get at least one solid hit on him. (-1 PP: 0/26)
>>33407862Yeah remember those guys who said we had enough PP to skip passives?
>>33407862The lash crashes down on his shoulder and explodes, staggering him and setting his jacket on fire. The side of his head, neck, and part of the front of his body is charred from the blast. (Hipster: 18/24) The jewelry shop is now fully aflame, and you can’t tell what’s going on in there, but whatever it is it sounds loud and violent. As much as you’d love to stick around and see who makes it out, you also don’t want to do that at all.So while Hipster vampire is busy ripping off his jacket, you head for the hills. You doubt he can keep up with you now.You run, noticing that your clothes still smoulder gently in the night air. You're getting tired, and you're not sure how much longer you can keep this kind of crap up.>Focus on speed.>Hide someplace. >Try to hide your features.>Try to find a crowd and dark heart all of them.>Try to circle around and link back up with Rowan.>Other (?)
>>33407862Jesus, we were never supposed to win this fight, were we?
>>33407902>>Try to find a crowd and dark heart all of them.>>Try to circle around and link back up with Rowan.Listen, I feel bad for the muggles, but we need a pick me up or it's their ass
>>33407902>>Try to hide your features.>>Try to find a crowd and dark heart all of them
>>33407902>Try to hide your features.>Try to find a crowd and dark heart all of them.>Try to circle around and link back up with Rowan.
>>33407902>>Try to find a crowd and dark heart all of them.>>Try to circle around and link back up with Rowan.
>>33407905wow so smartyou already figured this out?I'm sure it would have taken me at least 3 more threads
>>33407900Who said that?I was saying we should buy some Belph powers, and my reasons for saying such still stand.If anything, Soul Drinker would just help solve our PP problem.Hell, it might even lead to passives that increase our PP cap.>>33407902>Try to hide your features>Try to find a crowd and Dark heart all of them
>>33407902>>Try to hide your features.>>Try to find a crowd and dark heart all of them.>>Try to circle around and link back up with Rowan.
>>33407902>Focus on speed.>Try to hide your features.>Try to find a crowd and dark heart all of them.I can't even remember what dark heart did, but it sounds great.>>33407905Papa Hallow is on his way, we've still got back up
>>33407902>>Try to circle around and link back up with Rowan.
>>33407902It is time for a mana transfer.
>>33407821>>33407822Thanks! I'm feeling ignorant for failing to get it.
Roll some dice.
>>33408017I don't know which anon is which, but one said that.And while I am ok with getting soul drinker, we shouldn't go for belph due to what MIGHT show up later.
Rolled 8>>33408067Nat100 inc
>>33408085Thank you, based anon
Rolled 35>>33408067I've rolled well so far.
>>33408085I'm glad that you're so bad at making predictions
>>33407900We do have enough. We're facing the BBEG and his LTs without any backup or any opportunities to drain PP back. We need to invest in some Belphegorian powers so we can fuck demons from the inside out.
>>33408082I only really want the Soul Drinker tree and Imbue Corruption tree so that we can bypass bullshit physical defence abilities and more effectively regain PP.
>>33408137That's what I want as well. Fuck these motherfucking physical invulnerable asshats. Getting tired of their bullshit.
>yfw you realize Languid has to ramp up threats because we always do bullshit good rolls whenever our life is threatened
Isn't Dark Hearting a crowd full of normies evil as fuck?
>>33408313We already faced a pool and we almost died.Next he will make us face the Lawn
>>33408313I just really wanted Sierra to rampage
>>33408336Last I recall it doesn't actually hurt them. They end up tired and complaining about being cold, but that's about it.
>>33408336We are US deputy marshall. We need to confiscate your PP citizens in order to apprehend a dangerous criminal.
>>33408381You mean run the fuck away from a dangerous criminal right?
You get a head start, but the Belphegoran is hot on your heels, and he’s a lot fresher than you are. Still, you’ve claimed a minor victory, and it makes you feel in control of what’s happening, even if you’re not. (-10 Stress: 69/100)You force yourself to keep up speed, and grind your gears into hiding away your freaky features. If you can find people, you can get more energy for more fighting. Luckily, your running has been toward a main street, and even if it is in the middle of the night, there’s bound to be people someplace. The only place you can think of, though, is maybe a bus stop or something. You wrack your mind for city knowledge, and recall that you’ve been in this part of San Fransisco before, a few months back. If memory serves you correct, you just need to turn onto that street and…. You round a corner and see it up ahead, the bus station sign. Between all the 24 hour stores, there are at least some people out here late at night, and there’s three at the bus stop. Jackpot!You sprint at the people. A big fat guy and a couple seedy looking dudes look warily at your rapid approach, but even they aren’t expecting what happens when you run up toward them, clothes singed, tights torn, and cuts and bite marks on your arms and legs. “High fives!” you say, holding out a scraped up hand for the masses, not even caring if they see your fire whip.
>>33408537Almost reflexively they comply, holding out their hands for you to slap as you sprint by. Three rapid, stinging slaps later, and you’re getting somewhere. (+6 PP: 6/26)“Dude, get me some of whatever she’s taking,” says one of the guys behind you, as you skid around a corner and dodge out of sight down a side road.Philostrathus greets you. “This is an exercise in futility,” she says, snakes snapping up at you.But you just jump the insect snake things and run by, and she doesn’t do much to stop you.And then, a bright point of light forms in the air. You mistake it at first for a passing jet or something, but then fucking Meckor sails out of the sky out of nowhere and lands a stone’s throw in front of you, burning with bright yellow flames once again. He doesn’t look any worse for wear after his brush with Ranthix, but boy does he look pissed. (Lord General Meckor: 16/20) Oh crap. (+10 Stress: 79/100)>Oh crap.>Double back.>Power past him.>Get indoors.>Other (?)
>>33408413I hope we at least can get a good chance to ambush and permanently take care of a lieutenant.
>>33408564>>Get indoors."Hey how you doing, well look at the time, I gotta go."
>>33408564Throw a blob of shadow into his face and book it past him.
>>33408564>>Power past him.
>>33408619I like he proposed dialogue, but we should try to power past him instead.
>>33408564Pounce on the motherfucker, try to sink our god damn fangs into a soft spot and fill him with venom. As well as draining more PP.It might catch him off balance, and running won't work. He can track our scent, probably, and just lightning us from afar.
Rolled 57>>33408564Bare claws as if we're going to attack. Charge at him.Slide between his legs and keep running.
>>33408564>Get indoors.More people, more power and Meckor might be to big to fit through doors easily
>>33408564Give him the double deuce as we run indoors.
>>33408564>Oh crap.>Get indoors.
Rolled 17FIRST TIME ROLLIN
>>33408832If only it had counted...
>>33408827This is going to hurt.
If we gon' and do husbandos, I vote Harvey because he damn well knows how to deal with our (lesser) rages.And that hug in episode 2 or 3 was tight, yoh
>>33409999I WOULD have been down for that.But after that adoption proposal, he's our unofficial younger brother. And I'm not too interested in complicating that with banging.
>>33409999>9999Holy mother of quads!
>>33409999Thing is, from what I've seen of Harvey is that he's a bit...emotionless, and more of a friend/brother. He's also not really that close to Sierra.
You flip Meckor off and turn to the side, and run to the front doors of some building you think is residential. It’s locked, and you heatedly blast the lock with the darkness within to break it open. (-3 PP: 3/26) You barge inside and take off down the hall of doors, even as you hear pounding boots behind you as Meckor makes pursuit and ignites everything into flame as he goes. The flames almost immediately trigger the sprinklers, and all of his roiling fires are extinguished, as is his ability to produce lightning. You’re able to turn and weave enough to hold off any effort he makes at doing anything magical, but it doesn’t give you any real time to evade. Before you know it, you’re running out the back door of the building and into another side street.You go to leap of the edge of the stairs that lead down the sidewalk when you feel a hand seize your jacket. You effortlessly slip out of it and jump forward and out of Meckor’s grasp, and into the middle of the street. You see a crooked little passage almost straight ahead, and you make a break for it, it being your only real way out of this mess.You round the corner and see only one thing. Snakes. Fucking snakes everywhere, like, two dozen of them. They spill out before you, impossible and ugly and chittering. You almost get the feeling you could walk on them they’re stacked so high, but at the last second you dare not risk it. These things are bad news.
>>33410059And then you’re seized and grabbed by the neck, and hoisted into the air. You can feel his power going into you as Meckor’s skullface glowers at you, but it’s too little, too late. (+4 PP: 7/28) He shakes you violently with both hands wrapped around your neck as you struggle to break his grip, to tense your neck so he can’t cut off your windpipe or snap your neck. If it wasn’t for the pressure of shadows pressing back out against his grip, you have no doubt he’d just wring your head off or something.“You stole her life!” he yells in your face, his bones dull without the glow of the flame to them. He’s still soaking wet. “You stole her from us!”You feel pressure building in your skull. You’re going to pass out or explode or die or something. Your vision is swimming, and your claws just slip uselessly off his fingers. Fucking magic. (+17 Stress: 96/100) (-7 HP: 4/26)As you’re about to pass out, something happens, and you’re dropped to the ground like a bag of rocks. You gasp for air and cough at the same time, which doesn’t really work, and you quickly regain your senses.Meckor has fallen to a knee, and a glowing gold crossbow bolt sticks out of his side, right out of his breastplate, burning with smoking white mist that hurts to look at. (Lord General Meckor: 7/20 HP) “The butcher,” he breathes, looking to the source of the attack.
>>33410077Isaac walks confidently toward you as he feeds another bolt into his crossbow and starts reeling it up. The bolt starts smoking white as soon as its settled in place. “Meckor, this ends tonight,” he calls out, a gold halo fixed above his head. It’s not a ring of light so much as it is a solid gold band, glowing hazily in the night air.Snakes pour out of the alleyway along with Philostrathus, and you see the Hipster come out of the door that Meckor pursued you through. His eyes widen at the sight of Isaac. “No,” says the Belphegoran, wincing at the pain speaking causes him with half his face burned off. “The demonbane is here!”“Now is the time!” says Philostrathus. “Kill the heir!”Meckor, however, is backing off from Isaac, and away from you. “The advantage is not ours,” he says. “We will avenge all when the time is right.”“The time is right! The time of her doom is nigh!” Philostrathus yells. “It is now!”The General, however, turns away and runs, picking up speed. Water steams off of him as he builds up heat – whatever he’s trying to do, the water’s keeping him from doing it.Isaac takes aim at Meckor’s back.The Belphegoran makes a beeline toward Philostrathus. “Run! Meckor commands it!”“If he will not kill her, I will!” Philostrathus screams at the Hipster dude. And before you know it, a literal boiling mass of fucking condapedes is bearing down on you, faster than you can move or think. Oh no. (+4 Stress: 100/100)
>>33410099Stay calm – snakes, they’re no big deal, you reason with yourself as you see the nightmare roiling toward you. (-3 Sanity: 90/100)You look back at Isaac – this is all almost over. But when you look at him, his aim is wavering at a point between Meckor and Philostrathus. You see Isaac’s aim on Meckor waver at the sight of your impending doom. You probably won’t be eaten by snakes, but there’s not a chance in hell you’ll be able to go through that kind of crap without losing it. While Philostrathus cackles at your impending doom, Meckor’s getting away – you’re not in mortal peril, not actually (maybe), but this could be the good guys’ team only shot at Meckor, and who knows what other BS he’ll cook up in the meantime if he escapes?But what if you do lose it, and you wake up to some other dead guy? Or like, multiple dead people? That… you don’t know if you can handle that, not again. Isaac seems torn between targets, but if he hesitates too long, it’ll be too late to take either shot.>Do something!>Isaac?>Shoot the bastard!>Help me!>Other (?)
>>33410133>Shoot the bastard!
>>33410133>Shoot Meckor already!
>>33410133>Shoot the bastard!Give him permission to kill Meckor. We'll be okay. It's okay, Isaac.Even if we're not okay, stopping that lunatic is more important.
>>33410133>>Shoot the bastard!
Rolled 62>>33410133>Shoot the bastard! "Fucking shoot him, Isaac!"
>>33410133>Shoot the bastard!"TAKE THE SHOT"
>>33410133>Shoot the bastard!We don't have enough spare stress or PP to use Flare, which sucks, but we can probably cut a swath through them with our whip, hopefully enough to retreat and not splode.
>>33410133Use shadow to spring ourselves out of danger.
Maybe, just maybe, seeing a golden bolt appear in Meckor's thrice-damned black heart will make us feel better about the impending flood of condapedes.
>>33410133>Shoot the bastard!>OtherDo we have enough PP for a Flare right now?
Okay, just so everyone knows, this is a really, really big deal. Barring some ultra crit roll, you're not going to worm your way out of the consequences.
>>33410268QM Twitter: https://twitter.com/HellbornQuestThe Story So Far: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=hellbornCharacter Sheet: http://pastebin.com/rNg3Yw8m (picture included)The character sheet is the thing you should look at.
>>33410273Well if Isaac hadn't hesitated, he could have shot Meckor then helped us. I think everyone here is pretty certain what Sierra would say, Languid.
>>33410273Oh shit this is trading Meckor for Isaac isn't it!?
>>33410273Let's take the risk.
>>33410273Well, fuck. I guess tell him to shoot the snake bitch, then.
>>33410312It's a crossbow. He can't load and fire two bolts fast enough to get Meckor and save you. >>33410316I'm not sure exactly what you mean, but Isaac's not in danger. You are.Anyway, it was your guys' crazy rolls that lead you to have this choice in the first place, so this is a good thing, kind of.
>>33410329Going with this.
What if we used our Fire Whip to latch onto something and swing ourselves away? Or, of all else fails, we corrupted ourself?
>>33410273>consequences/tg/ is shit at dealing with consequences. But let's do it anyway.
>>33410273It'll probably end terribly. But it's gets rid of the biggest threat we know of, and he probably won't be able to stop the swarm of murder-insects coming at us, so in all likelihood we're going to stress explode no matter what.
>>33410273Snake bitch it is then.
>>33410363>>33410312But he could have shot Meckor immediately then used anything else he had to help up.
>>33410390Except he has nothing else.
>>33410363Well shit as long as poppa angle's okay lets go for it.
>>33410376I like this idea too but I think we don't have the time to pull ourselves away to safety here.
>>33410376>Corrupt ourselfDo it
>>33410380Unless Isaac fails horribly, he can help you. This isn't one of those, you have only one real decision and one outcome things.>>33410390He's far away, and there are too many snakes to deal with in any other way than doing something to Philostrathus.
>>33410413If we survive this, it might be an excellent time to remind him that carrying a firearm just in case is a really good idea.
>>33410133>Shoot the bastard!>Inb4 we roll a nat one and get away scot-freeThat probably won't happen, but oh well.>>33410437Covering ourself in hellfire might be a better idea.Suffusing ourself in raw hate doesn't seem smart when we're this close to a breakdown and we're immune to fire.
We have some pp, explode the snakes.
>>33410475We have 7.We need 8.
>>33410475Explosive flare needs 8 pp and would shoot us up to 110 stress.
>>33410416>angleHe sure is obtuse
>>33410466We currently have 6 pp. We need 8 PP + 10 stress (could possibly push ourselves and spend Sanity for it). So one melee and we have it. So we prepare the fire to the degree that we can, melee one centipede for it's PP, then use the absorbed energy to release the fire.
>>33410492 Now I'm saying this is a bullshit idea but could we summon the familiar and corrupt it so it explodes or something?
>>33410450Just out of idle curiosity, could our teeth have done anything to Meckor?
>>33410513Can we even Dark Heart the snakes? I remember we touched them before and I don't think it worked.
>>33410133>Shoot the bastard!SHOOT HER!
>>33410133>Shoot the bastard!I'm so going to regret this
>>33410535Yes, we can.>>33410450I think you might want to do a number vote on this.
Is hipster in range to whip? Maybe we can drag him to us.Alternatively we're in an alley. Maybe there's a dumpster?Or we can just suck it up and get mauled by a ton of fuckoff snakes.
>>33410533You couldn't even tear his shirt with your claws. Your teeth weren't going to do anything.>>33410513You can't decide to spend sanity or stress. That happens as the character demands. Right now that'd be stress.And for all of you who voted >Shoot the bastard!Which one are you talking about? I assumed the consensus would be that it would mean Meckor, but I think there's a lot of you that wanted it to mean Philostrathus.Also, your whip can't grapple, it's made of fire.
>>33410617And if hipster is close enough to even knock down and dive on, we can drink a bit too.Maybe.
>>33410597Number vote? Why? It seems pretty unanimous that everyone wants Issac to shoot Meckor.
>>33410133Do we have enough shadow around to stop the snakes? Like make wall or something?
>>33410500I have shamed myself and my ancestors.
I think this might be a quest ending scenario. >Congratulations! You died, but at least Meckor did too and LA is saved!
>>33410636We'll probably do a number vote on this. We'll do one in five minutes at the 40 mark, so be there. You have been alerted.
Inb4 end of quest because Sierra is kill. Or we start again as Nevada
>>33410636I just asumed it would be Meckor, Philostrathus will simply tp away
>>33410636Meckor, kill the fuck out of him.
>>33410642Because it's damn important and the wording of some people's votes seems to imply that they think 'shoot the bastard' means shoot Philo.
>>33410681It's a magic piercing angel crossbow.
>>33410687Even if we die it will be worth it.Utilitarianism ho.
>>33410636I thought it meant Meckor honestly.
>>33410694The only guy that worded it in a way someone might confuse it for a vote to shoot philo was referencing jurassic park.
>>33410694>some people'sI see one person. Are there others?
>>33410636>I assumed the consensus would be that it would mean MeckorYou're ENTIRELY CORRECT.
>>33410726That was me, sorry. I want him to shoot Meckor. I was just referencing Jurassic Park. I apologize for any confusion I've caused.
>>33410273>the consequencesAre you of the QMing school of thought that the MC should be able to die at any time or are you one to keep them alive to prolong the suffering?
Anyway, number vote. 1. Kill Meckor2. Kill Philostrathus.No post quoting.
>>33410810The MC can die, but only at dramatically appropriate moments and when given plenty of forewarning. This isn't quite at quest ending tier yet, though.
Here's my argument for crying out for help.Guys. We got a lot of information tonight. We know what Meckor is capable of and as well his lieutenants. They even given us a name of who they're trying to bring over here. That's big, guys. We'll be able to fight it since we know its name. Tonight has been very profitable despite our beaten body. Also, the only reason why he wanted us dead tonight was to release us from our landline. He can't summon Godzilla without that landline. Us being alive and mentally sane is being a major thorn in his plans.
Seems like a landslide victory for Meckor, so far
>>33410850How much do you have planned in advanced?
So, why the fuck are we doing this number vote? There was a clear consensus for telling Isaac to shoot Meckor.
>>33410892Because it could be confusing, honestly languid should have worded it better from the start.
>>33410892It's a big deal, and the choice will change everything. I wanted to be sure.
>>33410870Not only does that *not* change my opinion, you've given this argument after almost everyone has voted.You literally could not have picked a worse time to post that.>Other major thorns in his plan: being dead.>>33410892To give lurkers a chance to have their opinions heard, and make sure that there's a clear majority.>>33410911Did you seriously misvote in the beginning?How much clearer could it have been?
>>33410850Ah. So our cross to bear will be a mound of innocent corpses. Or actually getting crippled some way that regen can't fix. Or getting kicked out of the Hallow's house.
Welp, decision made, I will honor it.
If Isaac shoots meckor, we're in danger but otherwise meckor will kill Isaac!
>>33410902>>33410926Gotta do it without the quote to prevent samefagging.Well apparently there is a way but I don't know it.>>33410929We going full shadowrun bitch nigga.>>33410935That would be more interesting.
>>33410935I'm kind of hoping for all three in all honesty.
>>33410935Or Isaac having to seriously injure us to stop us when we go bonkers.That's the one I hope for. Could always use more awkward guilt at home.
>>33410958Meckor is literally running for his life, Isaac is in no way any danger.
We're going to die? Hold me, brothers and sisters.
>>33411002>Languid outright states several times this decision won't kill us>WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE
>>33411002Languid's already said we aren't going to die.Regardless, every time someone votes for something because they think the possible horrific consequences are 'interesting' I wanna scream.
Best case scenario?The remaining demons gaining some sort of respect for our potential power
>>33411024>Regardless, every time someone votes for something because they think the possible horrific consequences are 'interesting' I wanna scream.I voted for 2. Since it looks like we're going with number 1, well, I'm interested on the aftermath now.
>>33411021>>33411024Sorry, I missed that part! I'm glad but wary now...
>>33411027The remaining demons are apparently extremists who damn near worship meckor.Any power we display is going to deepen their hatred because their obsessed with how we 'ruined' our mother and weakened her or some shit.
>>33411024I only vote for what I think will be interesting. I'm usually in the minority of whatever I'm voting on.
>>33411063Fear works as well.
The reason this isn't going to kill us.You guys already forgot about Ro.
>>33411110Oh... OH SHIT!
>>33411146Fuck, I thought this guy left for good.
>>33411110I didn't forget. I just didn't say anything because I knew that for every person that changed to 2 to try to save her, it would encourage a samefagged vote from someone hungry for the butthurt her death would inflict.
Welp. I look away from the quest for a bit and this is what's happening when I look back.And man, just how much stronger than us is Issac? We can't even damage Meckor and the second Issac shows up he's totally fucked.
>>33411191We attacked Meckor so that Ro could escape and get Waldric to safety while she's at it.If she stuck around out of 'concern' then I have no idea what to even say to that.It'd be ridiculous, we intentionally drew Meckor and his goons away from her, and she stuck around?What kind of logic is that?>>33411267Magic Crossbow bypasses all Meckor's bullshit defences.
>>33411267It looks like one bolt did 11 damage. Isaac strong.
>>33411267It's more about choice of weapons than comparative power levels.
>>33411267Well, he has a ridiculously badass artifact weapon and all kinds of holy powers built specifically around fucking up creatures of darkness and ignoring their defenses.I think it's more that he's exactly suited to this very situation.
I'm surprised he doesn't have a sidearm, but he's the one that's been doing this for 80 years or however long it was. He probably know how it do.
>>33411267We would actually stand a pretty good chance on a fight with Issac, especially in a dark forest or something like that.But his Crossbow levels the playing field by not giving a fuck about armor and magic defenses.
>>33411323Basically this. We're great at stealth stuff and basic melee combat. Isaac has a ton of experience and has top-tier weaponry.
So how many of y'all voted for this because you think it will get us kicked out of the Hallow's house and open up glorious husbando Ranthix route?
This is it. But to you, there never really was an option. You’re the good guy. Sometimes, the good guy has to make sacrifices.“Shoot the bastard!” you scream at Isaac.Isaac’s eyes flicker once to you, sadly, and then he takes aim and looses a bolt.Meckor flickers with fire, the water vaporized, and leaps from the ground. A white crossbow bolt strikes him in the back, a second later. His flames quit out, and his arc fails to take him into the sky. Instead, he falls to the ground a second alter in an unmoving, smoldering heap. (Lord General Meckor: 0/20 HP)“General!” shouts the Belphegoran. “No!”And then you hear Philostrathus’s laugher as you’re buried in snakes. This is kind of like swimming. (+55 Stress: 155/100) SWIMMING IN SNAKES. YOU HATE SNAKES AND YOU HATE SWIMMING. YOU HATE EVERYTHING. LIFE IS PAIN AND EVERYTHING NEEDS TO BURN. ALL THE BLOOD IS YOURS AND IT WILL FLOW FREELY.----
>>33411622>SWIMMING IN SNAKES. YOU HATE SNAKES AND YOU HATE SWIMMING. YOU HATE EVERYTHING. LIFE IS PAIN AND EVERYTHING NEEDS TO BURN. ALL THE BLOOD IS YOURS AND IT WILL FLOW FREELY.Channeling Ranthix, I see.
>>33411612Nah, he would understand our sacrifice. Maybe.
>>33411612EW, I did but pls no Ranthix...
>>33411622Shit I hope we didn't kill Isaac.
>>33411622Stress: ExhaustedSanity: 90/100Bloodlust: SatiatedHP: 20/26 HPPP: 7/26 HPYou come to, facing the sky. You’re lying on concrete, and above you is the dark sky, tinged with the vestiges of dawn. How long have you been out? You sit up, and are greeted by the sight of a burning car. You are on a road. Scratch that, you are on an elevated freeway.A car horn is going off, somewhere, and you can hear sirens nearby. There are several wrecks around you, some on fire, and some otherwise wrecked and also on fire. You can see the silhouette of a burning form in the driver’s seat before you.The tantalizing taste of burned flesh and boiling blood fills your nostrils. You look to the source of the sirens, and found they’re closer than you anticipated. Then you see it. There’s a police cruiser several paces behind you, and two scorched, torn bodies nearby.You look around you. There’s blood on the ground, mingling with gasoline, and bodies. Unidentifiable corpses. You the sound of an approaching helicopter, as well as a chorus of sirens in the distance. Uh oh.---End Part 36---
>>33411612If we don't wake up alone or with the Hallows he's the most likely option.
>>33411672Except for the fact that he's dead.Meckor killed him, he had 19 hp and they fought and Meckor killed him.
>>33411660So we GTA now?
>>33411660>Bloodlust: Satiated[Worry]>The rest of the postWell, it looks like we're about to reenact a 5 star GTA run-the-fuck-away.And maybe our face is plastered all over everything. Yeah... This is gonna be an event.
>>33411660>Average day in San Andreas
>>33411702Shit, is it bad this was the first thing I thought of?
>>33411660Oh good, we have a new stat.
>>33411660Ok, man. At some point you gotta write up what exactly happened during all of Sierra's freakouts. I don't mind if you want to save it until the conclusion of the quest, but I gotta see this shit.
>>33411660>BloodlustOh, a new meter. Smashing.And a police chopper in the distance. Better get a lawyer, Sierra. Better get a real good one.
Welp. Hello demon prison. Hope that the 2 guys stick around.
>>33411660Welp, that was a party. Hope we get some power ups from this.
>>33411723 >ALL YOU HAD TO DO WAS FOLLOW THE DAMN TRAIN CJinb4 trains are our getaway
>>33411622>SWIMMING IN SNAKES. YOU HATE SNAKES AND YOU HATE SWIMMING. YOU HATE EVERYTHING. LIFE IS PAIN AND EVERYTHING NEEDS TO BURN. ALL THE BLOOD IS YOURS AND IT WILL FLOW FREELY.I think we just out-metal'd Meckor.
>>33411702>>33411712>>33411723>>33411726All we have to do is sit in an alleyway for like 10 minutes and they'll forget all about all those dead bodies.
>>33411660Maybe those planewalkers will take us in until the heat dies down.
>>33411660So, worth it or not worth it?
>>33411660sk who wants to bet we have wings now?
>Try to do the heroic thing>Bodies everywherePoor Sierra.
>>33411818Depends entirely on Sierra's current state of undress.
>>33411756The defendant was found with Deputy McLoveshisfamaly's leg in her mouth while sitting on the torso of Sheriff Twodaysfromretierment. How do you plead?
>>33411818Worth it. Meckor was going to kill us, open the gate to Hell, and kill thousands, maybe more.But it might be time for 'ol Sierra to finally be put down by Old Man Hallow like a mad dog.
>>33411660I'm more worried about Issac.
Let us go to Demon Mexico and hide there.
>>33411854well most of her cloths got burned off and last time we went crazy we woke up naked so we are probably nude
>>33411859>Deputy McLoveshisfamaly>Sheriff TwodaysfromretiermentYour Honor, the defense moves that those names are hilarious.
>>33411869Isaac's probably too busy blaming himself for everything to kill Sierra.
>>33411892Well, he shouldn't. He should really just kill Sierra. This is the third time we've gone on a blackout killing spree after a psychotic break. Us continuing to live is practically the definition of a public safety hazard.
>>33411660What >>33411739 said.I want to know exactly how Sierra pulled this shit off with nearly-dead levels of HP and just a handful of PP.Do her stats shoot through the roof when she flips out? Does she only get a minor boost, but that little bump + hungry for death = tons of healing from blood drinking random people and just as much PP from Dark Heart? Does she suddenly git so gud that the levels of sheer gud overcome any obstacles in the way?
>>33411660Woohoo, best Halloween ever! But seriously, we need to get out of here. Stick to the ground, we're probably covered in blood so find someone whose clothes we can steal to blend in. Drain PP from people if we can. Lying low for a couple days would be a good idea, the Cobras would probably let us crash with them.And then make our way to the Hallows, no matter what we do we're going to want our dog.
>>33411935We definitely get a big boost.
>>33411935Well, in about every story where the MC has a berserk mode it's always ridiculously powerful.Back in the first thread we got +10 HP and PP from berserk though.
>>33411875that is my fetish
>>33411869Bullshit. Whatever we had with the Hallows is gone. Every Demonbane is now after us, and now we're not even safe on the streets. Plus, another Demon kingpin is going to be promoted to the Bay. We screwed ourselves a chance for an ordinary life here. All we got left is finding out about our lineage whule being on the lam.
>>33411991...yes, and? It's still worth it. We stopped thousands, tens of thousands, maybe more innocent people from getting killed by Meckor's army.That's fucking with it.All it cost us was our life - figuratively or literally, we have yet to see - and the lives of those people who crossed our path in this episode.In a world with no good ends, this seems like the best end.
Meanwhile in Isaac Quest:>FUCKING FAGGOT QM RAILROADING US INTO HAVING THE DEMONS SLUT KILL EVERYTHING!!>I knew we should have killed her. You're all fucking retarded.>lelelelelelee i voted to let her live because I knew this would be interesting. umad?>FUCK YOU!! People who want to LOSE are the worst cancer in quests. Die in a fire fuckface>Ok. We fucked up, but never again. Put her down when we find her again.>At least we killed Meckor, r-right guys? ;_;>Fucking dropped. Your quest is shit, Languorous. Stick to trimming your fucking hedges.>At least Rowan's ok. I was worried that she was gonna get hurt.>Our wife is gonna kill us.
>>33411991Now we just need to gather a demon army and conquer hell. Empress or bust.
>>33411612Nope, voted for it because Sierra wouldn't waste time wondering weither to shoot the big-bad or to save her.>>33411869Of course there's the problem of Philostrathus trying to make Cthulu on Earth, but we'll probably deal with that later.>>33411991We have some clout with the Magister, which might save us.Main problem is the new meter...
>>33411991I wouldn't' assume the Hallows want us dead.>>33412051>Issac QuestI'd play it.
>>33412051>Stick to trimming your fucking hedges.
>>33412088Assuming Ranthix is alive, he'd make a pretty good source for blood. He's made of huge and regenerate, he probably wouldn't mind us taking a bite if we asked politely. And hey, he probably tastes like barbeque.
>>33412158I hope Ranthix is alive. Having an ally would be good, now.
>>33412094They don't. But what if they are ordered to.
>>33412051Welp, Demonbane Quest starts Wednesday, everyone. You will be Rowan as she tries to kill and/or redeem Sierra.(Actually next game is probably Wednesday evening, maybe around 6:00 PM MST. We'll see, keep posted on twitter.)
>>33412086Yeah, lets do this.
Whatever happened, we can head back to the Hallows to atleast trun ourselves in. I would like to think we trust each other enough for that.
Moriah knows what we just did. Her only friend turned out to be a serial killer and she's probably going to be alone again at best, at worst everyone at school gives her shit.
>>33412051>Stick to trimming your fucking hedges.That's where I fucking lost it.
Rolled 77>>33412205So, was there actually any way to beat that fucker?
>>33412205Thanks for runningI'm looking forward to the next thread
>>33412237Yeah, definitely. I trust them to send us to prison rather than executing us. Especially after we put Rowan in the hospital, murdered some random guy, admitted it to them, and they just gave us a fucking hug.The Hallows are fucking crazy.>>33412253Doubt it. I'm betting Sierra is so Full Demon Mode that she's functionally unrecognizable.
>>33412281Call up Isaac before we busted into Waldo's apartment.
>>33412205can we get mek's breasstplate and when will we get wings?
>>33412281is he not dead?I'm pretty sure he deadis he still not beat somehow?
>>33411660So what became of the trident? That thing was baller.
>>33412281Sure, survive until Isaac showed up.But sometimes winning has consequences too.
>>33412307Meckor is dead, but the guy was wondering if there was any way Sierra could have killed him
>>33412330Ranthix might know, but in general? Probably confiscated.
>>33412237Nope, fuck jail. There are two big things to consider, first, Sierra could not fucking stand imprisonment, she'd go fucking bonkers, second, no normal prison could possibly hold her. If they stuck her in jail it would just be a matter of time before she carved her way through the populace and melted a way out.The other non-lethal alternative is with a magic prison, probably meant for 1 person. Which she might very well hate more, and isolation like that will drop our Sanity to zip within weeks if not days.It won't work. Their feasible options are kill us or let us go.
>>33412330Ranthix threw you out of a window. A minute later, there's a huge explosion that takes out half the building. Next time you see Meckor, he has no trident. Next time you see Ranthix, he's charred over all of his body.>>33412281Not with what you could do. And definitely not without more support.
>>33412398Ok. I guess it exploded, then.
>>33412291Wolfgang knows we're going Meckor. The night he dies, a demon rampages through town. Not suspicious at all.
>>33412398Did this go better or worse than you expected?
>>33412398So Ranthix broke it.
>>33412398What was he even? Enchanted armour with massive damage reduction? Some kind of hellion ability?
>>33412435Certainly what I expected to happen, didn't happen.>>33412449He was a 400+ year old demon general from hell.
>>33412435I don't think he was expecting us to pick to kill Meckor.
>>33412449Armor fit for a demon general combined with age and experience, most likely.
>>33412497Would Blood Curse have weakened him enough that we could have gotten at least some damage through?Did he have any buffs on?
>>33412507I don't think he expected us to end up in that specific situation at all
One thing I do see Sierra possibly doing is isolating herself from others after this. Her one night of not feeling like a monster has ended with her probably feeling more like a monster than ever.I wouldn't be surprised if she expects the Hallows to put her down if they see her. And I don't think she would blame them either, with the number of innocent people who end up dead just because she tries to help. It would be interesting if Ranthix is now trying to find us and get us to safety, while the Hallows are looking for us to try to figure out what to do with us, and some other factions are suddenly out to kill us or to get a hold of us for some political reason.Imagine them all tipping over each other to get to us.
>>33412435Honestly? This stuff is the very essence of tragedy. Sierra is so desperate to be a good person that almost fucking hurts. But no matter how hard she tries, she cannot escape the simple fact that she is a walking engine of destruction.
>>33412594>implying the Hallows won't welcome us back with open armsWe killed innocents in these rages before and they never gave a shit even after we straight up told them.
>>33412594We can't avoid the Hallows entirely, we need to get our dog back.
>>33412594>>It would be interesting if Ranthix is now trying to find us and get us to safetyI'm 100% certain that Ranthix is dead. Meckor left his first fight with Ranthix at full health and Ranthix heavily injured, and left his second fight at full health again.If Ranthix is still alive, I'll be utterly fucking shocked.
>>33412538If you were more magically able, you may have been able to drain his PP. If you had Blood Curse, you would have been able to do some damage, though he would still be armored. Stain of Sin would have also given you some opportunity to do damage to him. There would be some situational ways to do him in during the boss fight, but you don't have to worry about that.>>33412547You kept upping the ante through good rolls and the decisions you made.
>>33412665Yeah, but he also lost his trident. So I'm hopeful the big guy is still alive.
>>33412547This. The dice rolls most likely necessitated us being knocked unconscious, and thus being captured.>>33412665He's probably just unconscious, Meckor was too focused on killing us because his waifu never loved him.>>33412672Upgrades to consider, then.
>>33412672Did we level up, gain any new abilities, or pick up wings while we were in our psychorage?
Every time Sierra does one of her rampage things the MGR OST comes on in my head and Sierra just goes full Jack the Ripper.
>>33412649>>33412651I don't doubt that they would be willing to give us a chance. After all, the damage we did to kill Meckor is nothing compared to what he would have done. But judging from Sierras past experiences with foster families it would not surprise me if she convinces herself that she fucked up again, this time big enough to alienate the only understanding family she had been with.
>>33412758Pretty sure she doesn't target prostitutes so much as anyone who has blood in them.
>>33412783Go check out Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Back to the Revenge 2. The main character's codename is Raiden, first name is Jack, was known to be psychopathic soldier at one time.
>>33412780I certainly don't want to just ditch out on the Hallows, I like them too much.
Ranthix is, in his own way, the most loyal knight a princess could ask for.
>>33412783No, that's what Raiden calls himself when he goes full edgehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uc_js2iB3-s
>>33412672It seems to me that every time we rage, we gain a new meter, signifying that Sierra is shifting away from her humanity. How many more times can we rage before she stops being human at all?
>>33412758Sierra would probably be happy to be Raiden. Raiden can control his Ripper Mode.
>>33412891But this Ripper mode was caused by getting heap loads of damage and stress on us by the snakes.Kind of like how Jack's ripper mode activated from him taking tons of mental stress and getting stabbed.
>>33412855I wonder if that's the consequences Languid was talking about. Not character deaths, but an irreversible loss of humanity?
>>33412780Boy there's going to be a lotta angst in the next few threads.
>>33412594I imagine Sierra calling the Hallows just to ask if they even want to see her again
>>33412989And them saying of course, because they are cool like that
>>33412934>I wonder if that's the consequences Languid was talking aboutWouldn't surprise me in the least. I wonder if Sierra's mother was also prone to fits of uncontrollable, psychotic rage, or if it's just Sierra...
>>33413014Maybe its a side effect of the redecorating Dad did in our head.
>>33412947Well, teenage MC. >>33413003I think Issac is going to have LONG a talk with us, and his colleagues, about whether we should be a deputy if it's going to put us in situations like this where we run the risk of losing control.>>33413014Remember what Isaac told us about Infernus/Verwelkin hybrids being prone to explosions?
>>33413003I just hope they don't give Sierra the Old Yeller treatmentI don't think they'll do it unless we killed Rowan or Isaac
>>33413074>The meters aren't Sierra breaking, their appearance is the damage getting fixed>What? You expected a normal demon to be mentally the same as a normal human?I can see it.
>>33413105I'd actually fucking love if that was the case.
>>33413080>>33413085Why would Isaac do that exactly? Yes, shit got crazy, but given we sacrificed ourselves to end Meckor I'm thinking Isaac will give us a bit of leeway
>>33413243'Leeway' is letting us live. 'Leeway' is not sending us to prison. 'Leeway' is not letting us remain a deputy after this.
>>33413085>Rowan has to put us down>We don't resist>All she can think about is the girl who had nightmares and was scared of scissors>Who protected other kids from bullies>Who made magic shadow puppets and liked to draw>Who wanted to accepted for what she was>Our last words before she pulls the trigger are "You were right when we first met."
>>33413344And then the next few words are a string of expletives and screaming, because we lived through the first shot and Rowan has to pull the trigger a few more times.
>>33412205I vote on killing Sierra. End the quest when it happens, and we can finally say that someone has finished their quest in /tg/ without the QM eventually quitting. Guys. The lawn is going to beat us. Let's finish it before the lawn finishes our QM.
>>33413344Sierra doesn't seem like one to go down without a fight.
>>33413391I think this last rampage could break her
>>33413391The whole situation would likely trigger Stress >100 anyway.
>>33413344I'd fund it.
>>33413344Isn't that basically what Isaac said happened with that other hellborn he let go one time? The one he warned us about? The one who got too tired, couldn't hold himself back anymore, and was ready to finally end it when Isaac came for him again?...this is fucking sad as hell.
>>33413384There are quests that reach an end, though they are rare.The only one I can think of atm is the original Valkyrian Mercs and the first Five Nations
>>33413384Much as some might want this (and I think it's one thing that could be done), I think our fortune from the tea leaves suggests the possibility of otherwise.Languid probably would have something to say about this as well.
>>33411991>We screwed ourselves a chance for an ordinary life here.You mean we will never become an accountant and fill put paper work?The horror.
>>33413374Seems like a good fit for a Verwelkin.
>>33413485Shadow Quest, Blood Quest, that one with lamias or something(?), the first Overhuman Quest ended in mc death, a few more I don't remember.
>>33413485Well, I'm glad some quests have finished. I really do wish to see this quest end before interests wane and fade.
>>33413502Eagerly awaiting creepy little kid Verwelkens.
>>33413344And then Rowan goes to school the next day and Beatrice asks her where that little freak that followed her around went.
>>33413538We'll see I guess, I'm planning on voting redemption though. I think we have to at least try,
>>33413535Third one was Lamia Daughter Quest. Very epic run, too.
>>33413572Sierra should be pretty effective against Verwelkens, she can see in the dark and has excellent senses. And can throw fire around.
>>33413344We can't give up yet.
>>33413621Redeem for what? We didn't consciously pull this shit, yes we were driven to it, but that's like blaming someone for being shot up with rabies. It's not really our fault. What were we supposed to do, run? We tried that
>>33413706I meant redeem as in not killing Sierra is all, I'm not assigning blame.
>>33413684I'm hoping they're potential allies.
>>33413866I mostly just want to fuck around in hell.
>>33413874>I mostly just want to fuck around in hell.I sure as fuck don't. Look at what Meckor did in reaction to us. Going to Hell would be absolute fucking suicide on our part.
I'm imagining what our next conversation with Rowan is going to be like."Superman was right, you know. When he made that speech about everything around him being made of paper? About having to be careful all the time. I'm not Superman. I don't have that control. Maybe I should stop trying to be a hero."
>>33413956Or going to hell would be like the ending of Lion King
>>33413874/tg/ ain't cutthroat enough
>>33413975I seriously doubt it.
>>33413966We definitely need to use a superman analogy to go with her batman fetish.
>>33413989I am actually working that into the quest I am working on.Mostly because I am frustrated by the stupid good players that surround me.
>>33414025Rowan won't quit as long as she can still draw a breath. None of the Hallows will. Me? I've got a different problem. I feel like I live in a world made of cardboard. Always taking constant care not to break something. To break someone. Never allowing myself to lose control, even for a moment, or someone could die.
>>33413966I think a Hulk quote might be more appropriate here.Unfortunately, I'm not /co/ enough to pick out a good one off the top of my head.
>>33413966That is a really good line.Hellborn Slice of Life quest soon.
>>33414201Could go for something along the lines of "I wish I could be Superman, but it turns out I'm just the Hulk"
>>33414095Yeah, that's great too.>>33413966I'm totally down for making all manner of Superman/Hulk/Whatever references.
>>33414290It's cool. Rowan wants to be Batman, but she still has her parents.
>>33414290>>33414294>implying we aren't going to have serious psychological issues due to the combination of the latest fight, the realities of our freakout, and the fact that Isaac is going to sweep this under the rug again. Implying that we are cool with having probably killed and eaten people last night. Implying super hero quotes are appropriate, even for Sierra.
>page 10Well, this was one hell of a thread. Next one should be something.
Anybody else feel that Languid should do a Moriah quest instead of a Rowen one?
>>33414667Eh, if I had to pick another character to switch to, it'd be Rowan.
>>33414712I'd rather play as Harvey if only to see what goes on up in his snow-capped noodle.
>>33414712I'd pick RANTHIX
>>33414934You know it.
>>33414934Well, okay. I'd play the hell out of RANTHIX QUEST too.
>>33414934Ranthix QuestMECKOR IS DEAD. WITHOUT A LORD TO SERVE, YOU ARE A SWORD WITHOUT A PURPOSEYOU MUST FIND THE PRINCESS, AND SWEAR YOUR FEALTY
>>33414354Unless we killed issac
>>33415254Isaac wasn't in danger from us.