QM Twitter: https://twitter.com/HellbornQuestThe Story So Far: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=hellbornCharacter Sheet: http://pastebin.com/rNg3Yw8m (picture included)“Wait wait wait,” you say, stopping everyone’s chatter. You still have a headache, so you rub the side of your head with your palm. “What’s even the difference if I say I’m the new demon lord versus if somebody else? I mean, basically what you’re saying is I’m not doing anything either way.”“Not so,” says Mr. Crowther, leaning forward. The lemony aura of excitement continues to radiate from him, though his voice remains flat. “If you assumed the lordship, then you would be the seat of power. You would choose the members of your conclave, and you would have the final word in all matters.”Waldric flashes a tired look at Mr. Crowther. “If we allowed her the fief, she certainly should be making any decisions with it. No offense intended, but Sierra is hardly fit to rule. Administrative decisions would best be left in wiser hands.”You kind of squint at him. “Yeah, I’m not so hot at making decisions,” you agree. “That’s what conclaves are for,” says Mr. Crowther. You look back at the Magister. He seems to know all about politics and demon law and everything, at least compared to you. “So,” you say, “you’re like, smart and responsible and stuff, and I guess I trust you more than Waldric, no offense intended.”
>>33557938Waldric gives you a bored look. “You’ll have to try harder than that to rustle my feathers.”You ignore him. “And,” you continue, “running the county or whatever is already like, your job. So, you know, why shouldn’t I tell Ranthix to let you rule stuff?”Crowther’s expression is indecipherable. “I cannot be both Magister and the Lord of this province. I would have to resign first, and I would rather keep my current position,” he answers. “I can do more from where I am at the moment.”“Don’t listen to father and Waldric,” says Maviel, extricating herself from her boyfriend’s arms to face you fully. “San Fransisco doesn’t need governing by a demon lord. You owe them nothing.”“Exactly,” says Waldric. “It might be nice to have you lend your name to my cause, but I can do well without it. In fact, a quiet reign would allow me to solidify my position here, and ensure the continued peace of the city.”“Yeah,” you say, “but I don’t know what the hell that means.”“I have people I trust,” says Waldric. “I would build a conclave and use the influence to keep San Fransisco free of demonic meddling.”You narrow your eyes at him. “You’d call your demon friends and have them ship over here,” you say.
>>33557944“A few, yes,” says Waldric, sounding tired of having to explain to you. “Of course, Mr. Crowther would have a seat in my council. And if you’re really worried that I’ll make like Meckor and make problems,” he says, smirking at you, “maybe you should sit on my conclave as well. You’d be aware of what I was doing. And I suppose if I ever did step out of line or what have you, you could ring up Isaac and have him lop my head off, if you weren’t in the mood to do it yourself.”You chuckle at the thought. You could probably manage it if you were at 100%. Though you’re not sure you’d be the best at overseeing Waldric’s plots. He’s kind of a subtle guy sometimes. He’d probably be able to get away with stuff even with you there right by him. If Crowther was helping though, that’d probably hem him in. You know, maybe. You wish you knew Waldric better so you could judge what he’d do with that kind of power. Mr. Crowther seems to trust him, so maybe that’s something.
>>33557959Wolfgang leans forward so you can look past Moriah and look you in the eye. “There’s something nobody’s really telling you here, Sierra. In Halth, your mother’s name has a lot of weight to it. Even if you took the title of demon lord and just sat on it, the mere fact that you were here would warn off a lot of potential agitators,” he explains carefully. He sits back and shrugs casually. “I don’t mean you should take the fief, but it’s something you should think about.”“Man, there’s a lot of stuff it looks like I should be thinking about,” you say to yourself.
>>33557965“Maybe you should think about this first,” says Moriah, looking cautiously at you. “You shouldn’t let anyone influence your decision. You would regret it later if you didn’t make up your own mind.”>I want no part of any of this crap. I’m not a vizier or empress or duchess or whatever. Do what you want, Wally. But I get a hint you’re stepping out of line, I’ll do the same thing to you that I did to Meckor.>Waldric, I guess I don’t know you that well, but you’ve got your heart in the right place at least. If it wasn’t for you this city might be a smoking ruin right now. I mean, I’ll help out if I can, but I’ve got a lot on my plate right now. You have a plan, right?>I’ll do it. Like, I won’t be doing anything, but, if people thinking I’m in charge means people’ll be safer? Don’t have to worry about what the bad guy’s doing if I’m sitting in the bad guy’s chair, right? So. Yeah, I mean, it’s not even a question, is it?>I should talk to Isaac about it first.>I need some time to think about this.>Other (?)
>>33557975>>I should talk to Isaac about it first.Non-Demon perspective. If things go bad, he's the one dealing with the fallout.I would love to take the fief thoughInstead of a Dark Lord, you would have a queen, not dark but beautiful and terrible as the dawn!
>>33557975>I need some time to think about this.>I should talk to Isaac about this.
>>33557975>>I’ll do it. Like, I won’t be doing anything, but, if people thinking I’m in charge means people’ll be safer? Don’t have to worry about what the bad guy’s doing if I’m sitting in the bad guy’s chair, right? So. Yeah, I mean, it’s not even a question, is ityeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesfieflust
>>33557975>I want no part of any of this crapI wouldn't go as far as saying not wanting to be empress or anything. I just don't want to rule here and now, not just yet.>I should talk to Isaac about it first.
>>33557975>How about we go with Waldric's plan except with us, at least on paper, at the top. We have the big scary name and reputation and Waldrick and Crowther know what they're doing and have all the real power.
>>33557975>I should talk to Isaac about it first.>But I think I’ll do it. Like, I won’t be doing anything, but, if people thinking I’m in charge means people’ll be safer? Don’t have to worry about what the bad guy’s doing if I’m sitting in the bad guy’s chair, right? So. Yeah, I mean, it’s not even a question, is it?
What do you guys think, should we ask them if there are landwells, or do we want to keep that secret?>>33557975>I should talk to Isaac about it first.Would love to accept, maybe with a quip about being recently unemployed, but I think some hesitation is in-character right now. Maybe we can call him on the phone to speed the process up?
Holy fuck she just left being a marshall because it was too much for her. How the hell does it make sense for her to take responsibility of being the demon ruler of San Fransisco now?
>>33557975>I’ll do it. Like, I won’t be doing anything, but, if people thinking I’m in charge means people’ll be safer? Don’t have to worry about what the bad guy’s doing if I’m sitting in the bad guy’s chair, right? So. Yeah, I mean, it’s not even a question, is it?
>>33557975>>I’ll do it. Like, I won’t be doing anything, but, if people thinking I’m in charge means people’ll be safer? Don’t have to worry about what the bad guy’s doing if I’m sitting in the bad guy’s chair, right? So. Yeah, I mean, it’s not even a question, is it?Who in their right mind can refuse a fief?
>>33557975I don't like it, but if it will keep the bad guys from interfering, I'll do it.
>>33557975>I’ll do it. Like, I won’t be doing anything, but, if people thinking I’m in charge means people’ll be safer? Don’t have to worry about what the bad guy’s doing if I’m sitting in the bad guy’s chair, right? So. Yeah, I mean, it’s not even a question, is it?Let's do this.
>>33557975>Waldric, I guess I don’t know you that well, but you’ve got your heart in the right place at least. If it wasn’t for you this city might be a smoking ruin right now. I mean, I’ll help out if I can, but I’ve got a lot on my plate right now. You have a plan, right?
>>33558113Im looking at it as she left marshaling as that was direct and frequent combat- the stress of which would set her off, and endanger people around us.sitting on a title and keeping people in line isn't early as badIts totally going to be just as bad
>>33557975>>I should talk to Isaac about it first.>>I need some time to think about this.
>>33557975>I’ll do it. Like, I won’t be doing anything, but, if people thinking I’m in charge means people’ll be safer? Don’t have to worry about what the bad guy’s doing if I’m sitting in the bad guy’s chair, right? So. Yeah, I mean, it’s not even a question, is it?We can just be a figurehead, let waldric&co do everything. Us just being a deterrent in name.
>>33557975We did at least bring a phone, right? Can we call Isaac before we let one of these people hustle us into picking something?I'll admit that I like the thought of acquiring fief, but I want to at least get some input from the nearly 100yr old demon slayer. If it wasn't for the fact that I think Ranthix really does want the best for us, then I'd think this whole thing was a massive scam with every single possible choice fucking us over.
>>33557975>I should talk to Hallows about it first.Hallows will have some things to say about this and they deserve to have a word before Sierra makes a decision
>>33557975>I should talk to Isaac...I can tell already that the fieflust debate is going to make this thread look like the QTG again. People are going to be buttmad whatever choice is made, Lawn guy. I'm preemptively advising you to just keep rolling.
>>33558113It can be effortless. Make the claim, delegate advisors and administrators, go hands off. Reputation maintains her safe for many a year while true training begins.
>>33558218Or she could just not deal with this shit until she becomes as strong as needed.
>>33558211>>33557975I agree, let's call Isaac first.
>>33558218The main problem I have here is that we don't know any demons who are really good for this.The only ones with experience are kinda shady at best and the only ones we really trust are either just as inexperienced as we are or are Ranthix.We delegate advisers and we end up in the same situation where we have Wally and Crowdaddy pulling shit under our nose and maybe it's not totally evil but it's the same thing we'd get if we just let them rule except it has our name on it.
>>33558269Ranthix probably knows a few loyalists.Just imagine it. More Ranthixes.
>>33558218Why the fuck would we want the whole hell to know about us? It will just draw a bulls-eye on our back. Do you people not realize it or just choose the ignore the risk? Sure, maybe it will scare aware the little ones but pretty much everyone who can be intimidated with our name alone will not matter much even if they decided to come.
>>33557975>I should talk to Isaac about it first.>I need some time to think about this.Leaning towards >I’ll do it. Like, I won’t be doing anything, but, if people thinking I’m in charge means people’ll be safer? Don’t have to worry about what the bad guy’s doing if I’m sitting in the bad guy’s chair, right? So. Yeah, I mean, it’s not even a question, is it?
“I need to think about this,” you say, putting your head in your hands. “I mean. I can’t even handle being a deputy marshal. Isn’t this like, a bigger deal than that?”“In some ways,” Mr. Crowther replies. “In others – in the ways you worry about – no.”You groan to yourself. Why are you always put in these kinds of situations? (+4 Stress: 16/100) “I’ll probably do it. Like, I won’t do anything, but that’s the point, right? Everybody gets to be safer just because I take the bad guy’s chair and sit in it,” you say lowly. “I mean, I’ll need to think about it, yeah. But if it’s me or Waldric, then… I guess I’m it.”“Hold on one minute,” says Waldric, furrowing his brow. “You’re going to be the baroness… so you can do nothing.”“Thank goodness for that,” says Maviel, her jaw mandibles shifting into a smile. You think.“I didn’t say anything yet,” you say. You need to think about this. You stand up and walk out of the room, feeling taller than normal. But that’s probably because your feet are longer than you’re used to. Whatever.>Ring up Isaac.>Go see if Ranthix is still conscious. Find out what his point of view on this is.>Talk to Mr. Crowther in private.>Talk it over with Moriah.>You need to figure out what Waldric would do if he took over.>Other (?)
>>33558309>Just forget about this shit for now. You can talk to Hallows in the evening and San Fransisco will manage one day without its Demonic Ruler.>Take a walk with Moriah or something. Chat with her.
>>33558309>Talk to Mr. Crowther in private.then>Ring up Isaac.
>>33558309>>Ring up Isaac.>>Go see if Ranthix is still conscious. Find out what his point of view on this is.>>Talk it over with Moriah.I think these people will most likely have our best interest in their heart.
>>33558309>>Ring up Isaac.>>Go see if Ranthix is still conscious. Find out what his point of view on this is.
>>33558309>Ring up Isaac.
>>33558304Wolfgang seems confident that the name alone is enough to deter conflicts.
>>33558309>Ring up Isaac.>Go see if Ranthix is still conscious. Find out what his point of view on this is.
>>33558309>Ring up Isaac.>Go see if Ranthix is still conscious. Find out what his point of view on this is.>Talk to Mr. Crowther in private.>Talk it over with Moriah.>You need to figure out what Waldric would do if he took over.As a ruler it's important to know as much as we can.
>>33558309>Ring up Isaac.>Go see if Ranthix is still conscious. Find out what his point of view on this is.>Talk it over with Moriah.>You need to figure out what Waldric would do if he took over.That's the order in which I want to do it.
>>33558269Evil shit always happens, that's life. But we get to make the final call on the lesser of evils if we so desire. Besides, Sierra began this adventure selling a fucking sack of drugs... people seem to forget that.
>>33558309>You need to figure out what Waldric would do if he took over."Ok, Waldo. You seem to think it's ridiculous that I'd just sit on things for a while. Why don't you tell me what you would do with it, exactly."
>>33558309>Ring up Isaac.>Go see if Ranthix is still conscious. Find out what his point of view on this is.>Talk to Mr. Crowther in private.>Talk it over with Moriah.>You need to figure out what Waldric would do if he took over.Why not all?
I think Isaac will want Sierra not to take the fief. He was already regretting he dumped too much responsibility on her.
I say take it. We're still young, so make Crowther our Regent. Waldric will be our Chief Adviser, he seems to be the sort who wouldn't mind being the power behind the throne. Ranthix is our Marshall and right-hand man. Moriah can be a Lady in Waiting, if that's even a thing.When we call Isaac, ask him how he would react if the new Demon Lord of San Francisco was interested in working WITH him rather than AGAINST him. Like, in tracking down demons who threaten our ne- I mean, HIS new rule.
>>33558414It is not his new rule though?
Meanwhile in Waldric Quest the players must be pissed.
>>33558414Can we invite non-demons to the conclave?
>>33558507>Demonbane in the conclaveOh man. Them would be some butthurt people down in hell when they hear about that. Waldo was all skittish about just having Rowan anywhere near, even when they wanted the same things to happen. This is gonna be... odd.
>>33558309>Ring up Isaac.>Go see if Ranthix is still conscious. Find out what his point of view on this is.>Talk to Mr. Crowther in private.>Talk it over with MoriahOh god they're all good options.
>>33558477>OK, now all we have to do is arrange for the fall of the new Baroness. That'll be easy guys!>Fuck you. I said from the beginning that we should have stuck with Meckor.>I'm out of here, Linguist. You should go back to grading papers.>I'M STILL SHIPPING CROWTHER AND ISAAC GUYS
>>33558309>Ring up Isaac.>>33558414I like this, especially the Isaac angle.>>33558477Heheheheh.You guys know that taking this will mean we're advertising that an heir exists, right? It's not like this is going to work in favour of our infernal anonymity.
>>33558309>Other (?)"On a scale of one to giant flaming conniption, how much of a fuck would anyone give if Isaac was on the conclave?"
>>33558566I can't imagine how they would have reacted to the Edward Cullen name-calling.
>>33558607Easy, we're talking small Hydrogen Bomb levels here. It would be enough to gain us all the daemonic enemies and, given our nature, still little enough to make solid celestial friends.Taking him on the conclave is a bad idea, full stop. Having him on in a discrete advisory role? Much less so.
>>33558566"If not for you Mavielfags we could seduce Sierra and become emperor"
>>33558609>yesimfuckingmad.jpg>Dark heart!>Inflict pain!>Ignore the sperglords, Linguist. We need to waifu this hellborn.>>Implying we aren't a loyal sub with no need for a side chick.
>>33558683">Implying that annoying uppity wigger is waifu material>Implying she's even fake waifu material>Implying she's tolerable at allShe's going to get us killed and you know it. It's like trying to seduce a crocodile with a firebomb strapped to it."
>>33558734">Maviel-fagging this hard"
>>33558573Our infernal anonymity is probably fucked anyway. Remember Philo knows about us, and i doubt she will keep it secret.
>>33558842Rumors spread by a few demons and an open announcement are two very different things.
>>33558782>Implying Philostrathus wasn't a better choice from the start.
>>33558868Are they, though? A high-ranking demon telling everyone what's going on will probably be effectively the same thing - and that's not taking into account the fact that Sierra/Ranthix would have to openly back Waldric anyway for him to take the seat. The announcement's made, the question is what terms it'll be on.
>>33558868We should probably ask Waldo/Ranthix/Isaac/Papa Cowther about what Philo's deal is in any case, we might need to murderhobo her in the future afterall.
>>33558888>Sierra/Ranthix would have to openly back Waldric anyway for him to take the seat. The announcement's made, the question is what terms it'll be on.No. Ranthrix could just cast his vote, there is no need to announce Sierra's existence.
You’ll have to talk about this with the Hallows tonight. There’s no way you can make this kind of decision without their input. In the meantime, you follow the scent of blood that Ranthix left when you sent him away. It’s his insistence that you should be the baroness that put you in this situation to begin with. The smell of his blood is thick and fiery. It tantalizes you more than you expect it to. You would for sure go for some of that, you know, if you could like. Just go for it in passing. You catch yourself. “Eghk. What are you thinking?” you ask yourself.“Maybe it’s because you’re hurt, and your body knows it can be better if you just like, indulge yourself a little,” you reply. “Yeah. That’s probably it,” you say. You nod warily. “Probably. I don’t really… know…” Your headache worsens. (-1 Sanity: 70/100) You’re talking to yourself again. You should really just… cut that out. It’s weird. You scowl and track the scent through the house, until you come to a darkened room. You give a light knock on the doorframe before you head into the little guest bedroom. Ranthix lies on his back, propped up on a bunch of pillows so his horns don’t hit the backboard. The blanket and sheets that should be on him are all kicked off to the side, all stained red. His feet hang off over the edge of the bed, and his tail hangs lifelessly over the side, along with one of his arms. His massive claws brush the floor.
>>33558942He’s just too huge for a regular bed. His normally burning eyes are closed and dark, and his breathing is slow and ragged. The room smells like blood. You step carefully toward a desk in the corner, and pull out a chair from it and carry it over to the side of the bed, where you sit down. You kind of don’t want to wake him up. You imagine he’s the kind of guy that subscribes to the sleep when you’re dead philosophy of life. Ranthix stirs. He opens his eyes, though they’re barely aglow in the dimness. He turns his head a fraction of an angle toward you, and then makes to sit up. You hold up your hands. “No no,” you say, “you just lie there and uh. Stay down.” Ranthix sinks backward with a long, tired breath. You both sit in silence for a minute. Then, Ranthix speaks. His voice is quiet for once, though perhaps only from being on the verge of death. “I have a question,” he says.“You do?” you ask. You thought you were the one that had the questions.“Of course I do. That’s why I said I did,” he replies, sounding annoyed.“Right,” you say, clicking your claws together. “Shoot.”
>>33558957He gives you a long look, as if trying to take a mental photograph. “What’s your name, spawnling?”Ranthix asks.>Sierra.>Sakheris.>Wait. You didn’t know my name this whole time?>You know, I’ve got a few questions myself. (?)>I know you want me to be like, the baroness and stuff, but I don’t think I can handle that kind of thing right now.>Why did you throw everything away to help me out?>Other (?)
>>33558977>Sierra or Sakheris, whichever you prefer.and>Why did you throw everything away to help me out?
>>33558942>sanity low>talk to self because of low sanity>it keeps getting lower because you freaking talk to yourselfIs this how it all goes down?
>>33558977>>Sakheris.You just had to ask, didn't you.
>>33558868>>33558888The difference is that Philo will reveal that information when and to whom she feels will benefit her.A public position, (which WILL result in becoming public knowledge whether or not there is an announcement of any sort) will draw in players that otherwise wouldn't have been involved. Good and bad yes, but I think it's clear that the loyalists were on the losing side.
>>33558977>Sakheris.>Wait. You didn't know my name this whole time?
>>33558977Sounds a lot like a veiled "who is your family" question to me.Sierra = the HallowsSakheris = Carathis / biofamily
>>33558977>Wait. You didn’t know my name this whole time?>Sierra.>Sakheris.
>>33558977>Sierra.>>33559013Bio-family hasn't worked out to fly for us so far.
>>33559012>>33559021He obviously knows our name, he's asking us who we consider ourself.If we say Sierra, he's going to get all sad and say that he'll vote for Waldo. If we say Sakheris, he's going to ask why we're hesitating about this.
>>33558977>"Sakheris friends call me Sierra, and anyone who almost dies trying to save me then tries to give me the power to rule, is definitely a friend."
>>33558977>Wait. You didn’t know my name this whole time?>Sakheris, but do not tell anyone that. Just call me Sierra
>>33558977>>Sakheris.>>Wait. You didn’t know my name this whole time?
>>33558977Sakheris, but going by sierra now. That works.
>>33558977Don't answer immediately, since we are of two minds(heh) about it.>Why did you throw everything away to help me?When he says that it's because of his loyalty to our mother, >SakherisWhen he says something else, >Sierra
>>33559013It definitely is not what you think it is.
>>33559039I like this, but I reckon we should drop the 'power to rule'. We're pretty undecided on that.
>>33559034Why would he? Philo didn't, she just knew we were one of the twins.
>>33558977>Sakherissecret demon name>Sierraname we use for now>I know you want me to be like, the baroness and stuff, but I don’t think I can handle that kind of thing right now.>I have to get stronger.
>Trevon had better regen than Ranthix does
>>33558977>My dad named me Sierra, and my mom named me Sakheris.
>>33559067Maybe I should have put more emphasis on the "tried" part.
>>33559091Because he's been in the Crowther's house and has talked to them about the situation at some point between his bouts of shouting and laying in bed.
>>33558977>Sakheris.>Why did you throw everything away to help me out?Why are you so loyal?
>>33559105Trevon lacked ranthix's immunity to fire.
>>33559125Again, how would he know her name?
>>33559125Which still wouldn't tell him whether we were Sakheris or Nydalis.
>>33559143"I WANT THE SPAWNLING TO RULE!""You mean Sierra?""YES, THAT ONE! WOULD YOU HAPPEN TO KNOW HER REAL NAME?""Well, I put her in my phone as 'Sakherith'.""AH. YOU MUST HAVE SPELLED IT WRONG. SAKHERIS WILL MAKE A FINE LEADER."
>>33559164Yeah, that's sure more likely than him not knowing.
>>33558977Sierra.Don't give away our real name, goddamn people.
>>33559217This. How is advertising our real name to the lovable loudmouth a good idea in anyway?
>>33558008I see what you did.
>>33559242It is not. We have never been for good ideas. Actually we usually go for the worst.
>>33559242>>33559251I'm convinced that most of these Sakheris votes are samefagged by some asshole who wants to muck shit up.
>>33558977>Sierra.>Wait. You didn’t know my name this whole time?
>>33559285You are plainly wrong.
>>33559242>>33559285I don't know, he's saved our life, we owe him this much. From what we've seen, I doubt he'll do anything to endanger us.
>>33559306Oh yes, quite plainly wrong. It's so apparent.>>33558977>Sierra.
>>33559285Too close together.>>33559322Why? As I see it we don't -want- to be Sakheris, we want to be Sierra.
>>33558309Finally here on time! Kinda shocked that Meckor died so easily, Isaac is a fucking machine.>SakherisWe spend most of our lives trying to hide our demonic side and it only leads to trouble. We have said ourselves we hate hiding it away.
>>33559336She's been pretty enthusiastic about being a demon, until today's tragedy. Even after it, Isaac gave her a pep talk about how she'd do great things with her power, eventually.
>>33559336There's quite a few that are minutes apart, numbnuts. There's either more than one samefag, or a proxy user.
>>33559336>we don't -want- to be SakherisNow where the hell did you get that from?
So, what are we arguing about this time? I see some retard screaming that people he doesn't agree with are samefags? I've noticed lately that every time I make a vote and then tab out, I come back to a stupid fight.
>>33559366Hiding the fact that she's a demon is not the same as spouting our secret name of demon power out at random intervals.
>>33558977>>Sierra.>>Sakheris.>>Wait. You didn’t know my name this whole time?
>>33559336We HATE hiding our demonic nature. I see having a false name as an extension of our hiding our nature.>>33559411Well, as far as we know, the only power it holds is the power we give it, ie we have to swear by it and break our vow for it to hurt us.
>>33559411That's not a thing. Demons can swear on their name, but other people knowing it doesn't give them any power.
>>33559438>the only power it holds is the power we give it, ie we have to swear by it and break our vow for it to hurt us.It doesn't even do that. That's only for full demons, their name has no hold over a hellborn.
>>33559404That telling McLoudpants our demon name would be a bad idea.I think it's not. HOWEVER, I also think that we should tell Ranthix to keep it hush hush for now. Seems to me like it is important whether we're Nevada or Sierra. What importance, I don't know.
More than any name stuff, I wanna ask how people can tell who we are? Is it our horns?
>>33559455>That telling McLoudpants our demon name would be a bad idea.What a fucking stupid thing to argue about.What the fuck.
>>33559404You're not helping. Someone just has an opinion. If you can't be assed to actually read the responses and figure it out you should just sit back and shut up, rather than popping off your uninformed opinion and making something out of nothing.You're basically instigating a fight by assuming there is one.
>>33559423This. I think we can trust Mr. Shoutsalot.
>>33559466Probably the fact that, to people familiar with demons, the fact that we have Verwelken/Belphagoran/Infernus hybrid traits is really obvious. We also probably look a lot like our mom, in that respect, who is likely EXTREMELY WELL-KNOWN for having that particular set of hybrid traits. So, basically, we're an extremely rare crossbreed that perfectly matches a missing Imperial heir.So, there's a certain level of assumption going on, but it's still a very educated guess.
>>33558977>Sierra>Wait. You didn’t know my name this whole time?Sakheris if he can promise to keep it secret, keep it safe.
>>33559467There has been worse things. Like really silly things. I think some argue against it since they don't know Ranthix well enough and thus don't trust him.I get that. Personally I trust only the Hallows and Moriah 100% to have our back. That being said, I think Ranthix is proper interested in serving Sierra loyally.
>>33559495>This. I think we can trust Mr. Shoutsalot.He nearly got his ass killed fighting Meckor to save our hide. I can't tell if you're being sarcastic or not, but evidence suggests we can trust him.
>>33559501People specifically didn't know she had kids, and other demons can't tell what we are without us using our powers or being told.
>>33559533>People specifically didn't know she had kidsWhat are you talking about? People have been asking us shit like, 'So, which of the Imperial twins are you?' We might have been secret at one point, but clearly by the time she was assassinated the twins were common knowledge.
>>33559501Look! It's mom!
>>33559566I can see why dad romanced her! Girl's got it ALL going on, if you know what I mean.
>>33559565When we visited the lady to sign up as a deputy, she told us people didn't know she had kids
>>33559438>>33559447Well, I just don't remember that being specified exactly. I've been working under the assumption that a secret demon name should stay secret because there was no direct confirmation of consequences. I could have sworn that somewhere around the time we were meeting Waldric that we learned there was power in a demon name and we shouldn't be telling everyone. Anyone have a reference or an idea where that was confirmed? Also, if a NPC told us, there's the possibility they're uninformed or lying.
>>33559565>'So, which of the Imperial twins are you?This got me thinking how important this knowledge is. What does it matter which one we are? This shit alone makes me want to keep it secret until we know if being Sierra or Nevada has any actual meaning on things.
>>33559603Pretty sure it was Isaac
Well clearly ranthix knows, what he doesn't know is which of the two we are. He's loyal to the mother, saved our ass multiple times, wants us to be demon lord. I mean come on, gotta trust the man at least a bit. He can know the name.
>>33559591I do! Can't wait for Sierra to be just like that!
>>33559595Characters can be wrong or deceptive. I don't understand why so many people are willing to put so much faith in NPC dialogue.
>>33559620Well, I'm not sure how well versed in demon power names he can be. I'd prefer a more neutral or even demonic source than him.
>>33559603>I could have sworn that somewhere around the time we were meeting Waldric that we learned there was power in a demon name and we shouldn't be telling everyone.Isaac said that demon names have power for full demons.He said that people knowing we were Sakheris wouldn't give any power over us, and we couldn't even do the oath thing with it. The reason he said it might not be the best idea for us to share our name is because some demons might recognize it and realize who we are.
>>33559630>Can't wait for Sierra to be just like that!I doubt she'll be like that. Sierra is a full 50% human, and only almost 17% any given type of demon. Despite basically all of her powers being demonic, she's mostly not-a-demon.I'm hoping and expecting that the next arc will feature embracing out human/landmaster side and developing it quite extensively, with appropriate adjustments to our appearance. I don't expect the demonic changes to our appearance to be undone, mind you. Just to become a more natural, obvious extension of our human form.
>>33559741Seeing as gaining power from the wells translates directly into getting more demon features, you're probably out of luck
>>33559741I wasn't being serious. That thing is hideous.More landmastery would be neat, I agree. As much as I like cool demon claws and tails and horns, I'm worried she'll lose her humanity completely - though that might not mean she'll become an evil monster, like Moriah isn't.
>>33559741You realize embracing the landmaster side is not the same as embracing human side, right?
>>33559814I'm betting our dad was the landmaster of the relationship, so it probably actually is.As a fun side note, if we figure out how Meckor was going to use the landwell as a bridge, we can probably start traveling back and forth between Earth and Hell with relative ease.
>>33559673Actually he didn't say we couldn't do the oath. Just that most Hellborn didn't get names, and we should be careful of telling it to anyone. He didn't say anything about the name oaths not working for hellborn.
>>33559741I see you post this every single thread and it really makes me wonder why.Landmastery isn't even an only-humans thing. It's something that can happen with any sentient creature; angels, demons, dragons, humans, goblins, whatever. I don't get why you think doing landmaster stuff will make us more human looking. Sierra isn't half-demon half landmaster, she's a half-demon who has landmaster powers boosting her demonic base. The power boost from landmastery will go towards furthering the demonic appearance.
>>33559840>so it probably actually is.No, it is not.
>>33559885In fact we got our horns from getting our first landwell.
>>33559885>>33559926It could be related to gaining power rather than how. It could be that without that landwell, we would've gained horns through level ups.Only The Lawn knows for sure
>>33559926And the landmaster power that we actually learned from focusing on landmastery, summoning the familiar, took on the form of a demonic imp thing. Apparently, other landmasters get different familiars.Our landmaster powers are interwoven with the demon side. It's not something where we can focus on one 'half', because there aren't halfs. It's a thing with another thing supercharging it and giving a few cool bonuses.
>>33559965I had completely forgotten about the imp.
>Empathetic: Can sense the emotions of those nearby. Sierra also can feel the arcane energies that radiate from both people and objects. (I.E., Sierra can see power points) Passive ability. [BE]Knew it was pure Belphwait a second...>(I.E., Sierra can see power points)HOLY FUCKING YES! THIS IS WHAT I WANTED MORE THAN ANYTHING AND WE GOT IT FOR FREE!
>>33558977>>Sierra.>>Sakheris.Mom used both right?
>>33559991We saw ??/??? on Maviel. So that was what it was.
>>33559990Because it's so goddamn useless. Maybe with more lawnwells it'll evolve into something not pathetic.
>>33560002I wonder what the last stat is. HP/PP/MYSTERY!Maybe getting more Belph points provides better understanding.
>>33559965It's more like two things partially fused and assisting eachother to be more powerful. Landmastery seems to be injecting more raw power into the demon side while the demon side is providing templates for the landmastery to latch on to.
>>33560002Yeah. The little girls recognized both their human names and their demon names as equally their own name. It wasn't that their demon names were their real names and their human ones were their fake names or something - they were both them.
>>33560009It said >(Maviel: 10/10 HP; ?/? ??)I'm willing to bet the question marks were >[number]/[number] PP
Guys, we are litteraly planning on taking the fief where our name will get out ANYWAY. You are bitching about nothing.
>>33560027>Maybe getting more Belph points provides better understanding.Here comes that anon that's totally against this. > "The other trees have better passives."> "We don't have the PP for Belph's active skills."> "Belph's tree is the weakest out of the three."MFW I see this anon speak out against investing into Belph's tree.
>>33560015Hah, yeah. That thing popped like a grape in combat.
>>33560027Special abilities/things?Like our bloodlust/stress/sanitySpeaking of, we really have a lot of negative stats to keep track of such as those three, is almost like we'll end up crazy sooner or later and there's nothing we can do about it.
>>33560065Dont coax it, man! Geez!>>33560071Yeah, we do. I was worried enough when we only had Stress. I wonder if there's a way to remove them or if they're permanent? I get the feeling they're permanent, though.
“You can call me Sierra,” you say. “But like, my Halth name and stuff is Sakheris.”“Sakheris. A good name,” says Ranthix. “But you can call me Sierra,” you reiterate. “As in. Call me Sierra. It’s what my friends call me.”Ranthix mulls this over. “So what you’re insinuating is, if I call you Sierra, I’ll be your friend as well?”You smile to yourself. Ranthix is kind of silly, sometimes. “No man, I’m not insinuating anything,” you tell him. “My name’s Sierra. You saved my life like, twice maybe, so you’ve already qualified yourself for the friend circle.”A broad, toothsome smile forms on Ranthix’s face. “Ah. Excellent,” he says blithely. “Why’d you throw everything away for me?” you ask. “I mean, I know my mom was a big hotshot and stuff, but Meckor liked her too and he was all about killing me.”“General Meckor died as traitors do,” Ranthix says with a growl. “My allegiance to the Imperiate extends beyond death, be it mine or hers. Or yours, now. Not to suggest that you can die. You will never die,” he tells you.“Um. Sure,” you say. You don’t want to deal with that right now. “So. What was Meckor’s deal anyway?” you ask, frowning. “He acted like snapping my neck was a service to my mom.”
>>33560129And each time we rage we get one more stat to keep track of.You'd think people'd learn the first time that happened.Having four stats would suck.
>>33560129I can see trying to get rid of the bloodlust stat being like trying to quit smoking. With the added effect of it slowly kicking our stress up and dropping our sanity the longer we hold back.
>>33560148“I’m not a ruler. I’m not even of noble blood,” says Ranthix. “But I can say this. Of those whose loyalty the Imperiate never questioned, Meckor was at the forefront. Her death broke many. Perhaps it broke him, also. As many do, he despised mortal swine – he would rave endlessly about the Imperiate’s consort, and how he corrupted her judgment and caused her downfall,” he says. That comment just makes you have more questions, but you get the feeling Ranthix is in a talking mood and stopping him isn’t the best thing to do right now.Ranthix scowls at the idea. “Treasonous thoughts, that the Imperiate should be so fallible. Her wisdom only increases, as does her terrible splendor,” he muses, his mind far away from where he is now. “And if the Dread Corithis wished that her heiress should be part mortal, then who is Meckor to deny her will? WHO?!” Ranthix bellows, seething with righteous indignation. His eyes alight with flaming light. “I WILL TELL YOU WHO HE IS, SIERRA, SPAWN OF CORITHIS, HE IS DEAD, THAT’S WHO HE IS! AH HA, YES.”Ranthix's intensity is scary. You don't think he's going to burst into flame right now, but who knows where he's concerned.>Speak words (?)>Other (?)
>>33560156SexLust stat when
>>33560173>Broach subject of fiefdom, ask his view
>>33560173>>Speak words (?)Before you burn the house down, could you tell me about my father?
>>33560173>“And if the Dread Corithis wished that her heiress should be part mortal, then who is Meckor to deny her will? WHO?!” Ranthix bellows, seething with righteous indignation. His eyes alight with flaming light. “I WILL TELL YOU WHO HE IS, SIERRA, SPAWN OF CORITHIS, HE IS DEAD, THAT’S WHO HE IS! AH HA, YES.”Ranthix really is the best.
>>33560173>>Speak words (?)>Calm down dude.>So why do you want me to rule here? 'Cause I don't think I am ready for that shit. I think I should get stronger first.
>>33560173>You really think I can handle this fief stuff?
>>33560200This right here. What kind of fucking mortal could court the Mepress of Hell?
>>33560173If he is laughing, laugh with him.
>>33560173If what you say is true, and I will never die, how is it that my mother died?
>>33560173Ask him to explain everything and demons and dad. And about how infernals work, learn a bit about our powers.I mean we got a demon of our kind right here, might as well ask him about ourselves.
>>33560173>You know that mom's death was not an accident, right?>Any... ideas who would have done it?>All I remember are giant... s-sh-shers. Shears! Fuck!
>>33560173>Speak words (?)"Chill out Ranthix, I'm right here, you don't need to yell.What were my parents like? There's a lot of things I don't remember, or never knew.Do you think I'd actually make a good ruler? I mean if I do take the fief I'm going to want to do a good job."And try scratching behind his horns like he's an even bigger Reeber for us to pet.
>>33560342>And try scratching behind his horns like he's an even bigger Reeber for us to pet.wut.
>>33560173Best question.>Can you help us stay in control of myself instead of raging out?Keep the us in there, because crazy.
>>33560342"There there, good boy. How's a good demon! Yes you are! Yes you are!"As cute as it is, it's a bit too weird.
>>33560173Smile a bit. Yep. Meckor's dead. That's good.>Speak words (?)"I'm thinking that I should take the fief, but I really don't know much of, well, anything about what to do with it. You're the only demon I know that isn't trying to kill me and isn't Waldo or the Crowthers... I just... How are you so sure I'm ready for this?"I dunno. If anyone wants to suggest improvements to this, I welcome it.
>>33560360Yeah, stick this in there languid.
>>33560342this is creepy and noooooooooooooo
Ok. It's either Sierra, Waldric, or the mystery box.Who do you think Isaac is going to want as the new demon boss of LA?
>>33560173Ask him to tell us about mom.
>>33560399This. Plus, ask about demons and this strange craving for blood. Also where baby demons come from.
>>33560437Us, because they can trust us a bit while influencing our decisions
>>33560453>Also where baby demons come from.Dude, I think we know. Or can at least make a pretty good guess.Oh who am I kidding...>implying anon will ever stop suggesting weird shit when Ranthix is around
>>33560173Say nothing. People want to fill silences and he probably has more to say. MAYBE prompt him to talk about mom's downfall.
>>33560399Pretty sure he'd just reply with " YOU ARE SPAWN OF CORITHIS AND ARE INFALLIBLE">"How did mom rule? Was she a good leader?"
>>33560360Oooh yes this. Nomoremurderrampagepls.
>>33560478I'm just poking fun. I'm all for waifuing Rowan.But we should ask about the blood thing. It's concerning and maybe he knows a way to suppress it or at least find a way to sate it in a more secure environment.
>>33560360This is probably the most important question to ask. We should definitely ask it though I doubt he knows about our episodes
>>33560532Oh Anon, stop it you!
>>33560173Ask about dad.
>>33560360dis + ask about the whole bloodlust thing
You laugh nervously along with Ranthix. “Y-yeah, right,” you say. Meckor being dead is a good thing. The source of a lot of your problems is gone. You still have you problems, but external problems are decreasing back to normalish levels, at least. And now you’ve got a bunch of people who know what’s up with you and maybe can help you figure things out. (-5 Stress: 11/100) (+2 Sanity: 72/100)And speaking of figuring things out, the biggest thing you’d like to figure out is how to not be ticking time bomb anymore. “Ranthix, you’re Infernus, right?”“That is a stupid question,” says Ranthix.You fold your arms and sit back in your chair. “I thought you said the Imperiate was infallible or something.”Ranthix chuckles painfully to himself. “Just because you’re infallible doesn’t mean you don’t say stupid things, spawnling,” he says.“Oh man, funny, shut up,” you say, feeling self conscious. Everyone’s always saying you say stupid things. It’s not like you don’t know already. You’re not actually stupid. Words just aren’t your strong suit. “Look. I just… have this thing,” you say. “Like, whenever I get stressed out or hurt or, I don’t know, afraid, I kind of lose control and start killing everything.”
>>33560865Ranthix nods satisfactorily. “The blood rage. Yes – few among us have this gift. It is a part of being of our kind. A double edged sword – useful in battle, though your opponents will know of it and seek to turn it against you. You must be disciplined,” he says.“About that,” you say, eager now that you have some kind of name to put to your episodes. “My whole life it’s been with me. Like. It’s always there. I kind of don’t want it to always be there.”“Then you seek discipline,” Ranthix says, thoughtfully. “A wise course for a fledgling Imperiate. The sages of Inferia would fight each other to death for the honor of becoming your teacher.”>I don’t know about people killing themselves over it, but it is kind of important.>Actually Ranthix, I was kind of hoping to find somebody closer to home to show me the ropes. You know. Somebody loyal and stuff.>Ask about becoming the baroness.>Ask about your mother’s downfall.>Ask about your dad.>Other (?)
>>33560886>>Actually Ranthix, I was kind of hoping to find somebody closer to home to show me the ropes. You know. Somebody loyal and stuff.
>>33560886>Actually Ranthix, I was kind of hoping to find somebody closer to home to show me the ropes. You know. Somebody loyal and stuff.>Ask about becoming the baroness.>Ask about your mother’s downfall.
>>33560886>Actually Ranthix, I was kind of hoping to find somebody closer to home to show me the ropes. You know. Somebody loyal and stuff.>This might sound stupid but I actually feel bad for killing innocents, you know?>Ask about your mother’s downfall.>Ask about your dad.
>>33560886>Actually Ranthix, I was kind of hoping to find somebody closer to home to show me the ropes. You know. Somebody loyal and stuff.>Ask about becoming the baroness.>Ask about your mother’s downfall.>Ask about your dad.What else do you expect?
>>33560886>I dn't know about people killing themselves over it, but it is kind of important.
>>33560886>Actually Ranthix, I was kind of hoping to find somebody closer to home to show me the ropes. You know. Somebody loyal and stuff.>Ask about your mother’s downfall.>Ask about your dad.
>>33560886>Actually Ranthix, I was kind of hoping to find somebody closer to home to show me the ropes. You know. Somebody loyal and stuff.>Ask about becoming the baroness.>Ask about your mother’s downfall.And these
>>33560886>>Actually Ranthix, I was kind of hoping to find somebody closer to home to show me the ropes. You know. Somebody loyal and stuff.>Ask about your mother’s downfall.>Ask about your dad.
>>33560886>The sages of Inferia would fight each other to death for the honor of becoming your teacher.Maybe many Inferians (?) are loyal to the Imperiate?
>>33560886>Actually Ranthix, I was kind of hoping to find somebody closer to home to show me the ropes. You know. Somebody loyal and stuff.>Ask about becoming the baroness.>Ask about your mother’s downfall.>Ask about your dad.
>>33560886>>I don’t know about people killing themselves over it, but it is kind of important.>>Actually Ranthix, I was kind of hoping to find somebody closer to home to show me the ropes. You know. Somebody loyal and stuff.
>>33560886>Actually Ranthix, I was kind of hoping to find somebody closer to home to show me the ropes. You know. Somebody loyal and stuff.>Ask about your mother’s downfall.
>>33560886>Actually Ranthix, I was kind of hoping to find somebody closer to home to show me the ropes. You know. Somebody loyal and stuff.If Then, if he agrees or there isn't something else we need to give input on,>Ask about becoming the baroness.
>>33560886>>Actually Ranthix, I was kind of hoping to find somebody closer to home to show me the ropes. You know. Somebody loyal and stuff.>Ask about your dad.>Ask about your mother’s downfall.>Ask about becoming the baroness.In this order of importance. Could Ranthix teach us?
>>33560886>Well I suppose we wouldn't want an Infer-ior teacher, would we?>noblewoman laugh>Ranbro's face when
>>33560886>>Actually Ranthix, I was kind of hoping to find somebody closer to home to show me the ropes. You know. Somebody loyal and stuff.>Ask about your dad.>Ask about becoming the baroness.>Ask about your mother’s downfall.Let's get these all out of the way
>>33561111Hoho! I like you, Anon.
>>33560865>Ranthix chuckles painfully to himself. “Just because you’re infallible doesn’t mean you don’t say stupid things, spawnling,” he says.Ranthix: Lawful Neutral
>>33560886>Actually Ranthix, I was kind of hoping to find somebody closer to home to show me the ropes. You know. Somebody loyal and stuff.>Ask about becoming the baroness.>Ask about your dad.
>>33561285>implying Ranthix doesn't have his own alignment
I think it might turn out that Ranthix can't actually teach us because he can't bloodrage himsemf.If this is the case, then taking the fief is our best bet for control because we can ask for one of the inferni sages to come and teach us.
>>33561346I like that!
>>33561360Hum, that doesn't so far fetched. However we get it, we do need that training. A small glimmer of hope in Ranthix's eye-flames.
>Ranthix assists with the bloodrage, or at least helps us find someone who can.>Get Waldo to help with Belph mindfuckery. Or Papa C, since he seems well read. Probably has a book on the matter.>Get Whispers of Lightlessness and learn more shadowshit from the shadows themselves. Or maybe there will randomly Verwelken out of nowhere.>Maybe learn general magic stuff from Moriah or Wolfgang. I dunno.>Landwell huntin' with Borya.>Sword stuff with Ro.
>>33561438I don't know, I wouldn't trust a verwelken at all. Ever.I like that plan though! Can't forget gunplay. I think getting a shotgun would be super cool, like some Anon suggested in the last thread. MAGICAL shotgun, of course.
>>33561438sounds like a proper training montage
>>33561488It's magical because we use it.
>>33561512But what if it's magical to begin with and when we use it, it becomes EXTRA MAGICAL! That's how stuff works, trust me.
>>33561438>best in life
>>33561488What if Ranthix says he knows one that was super loyal or something?
>>33561488>I wouldn't trust a verwelken at all. Ever.Agreed. I'd sooner learn Verwelken shit from the shadows themselves at the cost of our own sanity.
>>33561512>shotgun with Stains of Sin to ignore armorTreating 100% of targets as if they were unarmored makes the shotgun a lot more attractive, yes.
>>33561593I've wanted this since the beginning...
>>33561577I guess THEN it's okay, but I get the feeling that verwelken aren't to be trusted, overall.
>>33561577Ranthrix is not exactly the brightest of the bunch. I trust him but I wouldn't trust any of his contacts. He is easy to fool and/or mislead.
>>33561635Yeah, from the things that other people have said about them so far, they seem like the Joker with shadow magic.
>>33561617But what kind of shotgun? Saw-off? Automatic?
>>33561671Sawed off a best. Automatic probably smarter considering the kinds of things we'd be using it on.
>>33561637i just seems that he is simple, but to survive in hell i'm guessing you need at least some lvl of int, i bet hes just acting simple as shit, but really hes like some sort of former demon army general
>>33561689Fuck smarter. It's all about the Cool Factor.
>>33561689Why not both?Sawn-off as a holdout weapon and automatic as a main.
>>33561671A stubby saiga or other AK pattern gun would be grand. Short, handy, with capacious magazines to boot. Just need one but together well.
>>33561725Yeah! I say we get a tacticool blunderbuss!
>>33561741>>33561749>>33561763I like it. We also need a shotgun-pistol. Make it happen!
>>33561741Sawn off semi auto 20mm rifle.
>>33561111>Well I suppose we wouldn't want an Infer-ior teacher, would we?>noblewoman laugh
You don’t really plan on making any trips to Inferia in the near future. “Actually, I was kind of hoping to find someone closer to home to show me the ropes,” you say slyly. “You know. Somebody who knows their stuff. Somebody who like, already proved their loyalty.”“THAT SOUNDS LIKE ME,” says Ranthix, sitting up. “SO BE IT. I WILL TEACH YOU THE ANCIENT WAYS. YOU WILL -” he runs out of breath and pauses for a breather “become strong,” he wheezes. “And also sagacious. In both body… and soul. And then you will… regain your glory and… reign without ceasing… forever.”“Cool,” you say, smiling. This is good. This is very, very good. (+1 Sanity: 73/100) “Yesss…” Ranthix hisses. He takes a minute to regain his breath.You don’t want to pester him when he’s like this, but you’ve still got questions and this guy’s shown he’s willing to answer. “You know, I don’t really know that much about my family,” you say softly. “Or history. Or anything, really. I’ve just kind of been on my own for a while,” you tell Ranthix. “Would you like… tell me about my mom and dad, a little?”Ranthix ponders on your question for a while. “The Imperiate – your mother,” he corrects himself, “was… splendiferous. I saw her, once. And I was writhing in pain for three days!” he says fiercely. “That’s forty years past, now. I was just a spawnling then. I was stronger than everything! And with one glance, she taught me what captains and legionnaires had failed to for my whole life - she taught me humility.”
>>33561799You don't want to go much shorter than 10"or there about. A small machine pistol would make a better hold out . I would say glock 18 for ease of acquisition.
>>33561837You’re not sure if this is the kind of story you’d go around telling people if you were in Ranthix’s position. “That’s… great,” you say, your voice faltering. “Yes it was,” Ranthix agrees. He’s enjoying the nostalgia of the moment. “Before she died, traitors and betrayers arose from every corner. Her loyal agents destroyed them, of course. But everything – everything! – collapsed when her life was stolen by assassins. The story of her death is unknown, though certainly it was not through forward combat she was slain. Your mother was unassailable on the battlefield. She lead all of the most critical campaigns with herself on the frontlines.”You’re careful to take in all the details of what he tells you. “What about my dad?”Ranthix’s eyes become distant, and he looks at the wall as he recalls. “Meckor told me of him,” he says. “He ranted about him. The Queen’s consort. Her assassin. He said that she fell with child, of him. In her centuries of life, never had she spawned life. And then you!” Ranthix says, grinning. “I entertained the idea as an idle tale, till I tripped over your shadowy cords, in that dark garden where we first crossed paths. An Infernus joined with a Verwelken. Impossible!” he says, laughing. “Only the Imperiate could will it so. And here you are, as proof!”Wait just a second. Your mom was part Verwelken. Why would Ranthix think it was impossible? Or was it a secret or something?>Say stuff (?)>Other (?)I'll be back in an hour. Maybe.
>>33561858>Rest and heal big guy.>Let's go have a walk and a talk with Moriah.
>>33561858Just thank him and move on to either call Isaac or talk to Moriah or something.If we do call Isaac, then tell him the good news about Ranthix sensei.
>>33561854>easy of acquisition>with the HallowsOh Anon. But yeah, right you are.>>33561858>I get that my mix is... combustible, but how is it impossible?
>>33561858>have him teach us a bit about our mother/father each time we ends a training session.
>>33561858>What kind of demon was she?>How do I have the traits of 3 types of demon?
I gotta say, I have a soft spot for stupidly big revolvers.Shame about Sierra not having enhanced strength at all.
>>33561858"Thank you Ranthix. Rest and heal, we'll talk more when you feel better."Make a note to ask about the Verwelken stuff when next we speak.Then call Isaac.
>>33561858So it's not so special to be a mix of three, but being both Infernus and Verwelken. Maybe because they're more or less opposing types?
>>33561975She was belphegoran as well.>I saw her, once. And I was writhing in pain for three days!
>>33561858Let him heal and restTalk to Moriah then attempt to chat up Wolfgang
>>33561858Give him a hug, tell him to rest and regain his strength.Also ask about the Bloodlust thing, especially if we can keep it under control by snacking nonlethally on willing targets.
>>33562098I don't think Sierra knows about the bloodlust thing IC. Even though bloodlust is a thing now, it hasn't swung over to the side where it's active. At best, she just has a nagging inkling that she's attributing to generally feeling like crap.
>>33562098>Give him a hugyou disgust me anon
>>33562098We don't like touching people in general, right?
>>33562169We don't. We've been a little more tolerant of it, but hug would not make sense right now.
>>33561858>What type of demon was mom?
>>33562098I do like cute things, I really do.But not only would it be weird, it would also be borderline HERESY since we're the Imperiate's daughter and he's just a soldier. Also Sierra doesn't like touching.Speaking of touching, we really should try and do something about it. The aversion, I mean.
>>33562257>Speaking of touching, we really should try and do something about it. The aversion, I mean.I'd rather not. It would immediately turn into "muh god so moe hug that pat that"
>>33561987Yet. Enhanced strength is definitely an Infernus thing. And with all of this shotgun talk, I'm starting to love the idea of a silly-huge revolver that shoots 12 gauge rounds.
>>33562169Touching's only okay when we initiate it, like when we hugged Cass. Even then, we're still not that comfortable with it.
>>33562284Probably, hopefully not. I think having intense aversion to touching is going to cause in the long run. Humans are pretty social creatures in that regard, after all.
>>33562292Get something absolutely stupid, like a 4 gauge revolver.
>>33562284No, we should learn how to tolerate it though. We don't want our stress shooting from something like that.
>>33562065That's only hellborn, and only when mixed with Belphagoran. Isaac told us that when you mix most demon types in a hellborn, they each grow stronger until one predominates - Infernus or Belphagoran, for us. Verwelken never predominates, though, and in 3+ mixes it also keeps any of the other from predominating. Normally, this means an Infernus/Belphagoran/Verwelken hybrid skyrockets in power until it eventually explodes. We, for some reason, haven't exploded. In this case, the Infernus/Verwelken bit being surprising is probably because fire/explosions/loud noises are probably directly antagonistic to the Darkness.
>>33562098Blood lust - as people have been saying this WHOLE TIME - isn't a hunger to drink blood. Ranthix JUST confirmed that. It's an urge to flip out and murder everything. An urge for violence.
>>33562351Nah. As appealing as it is, a revolver that size would have structural issues, even if we're strong enough. I want something that can have 3-6 rounds in the cylinder without breaking or being bigger around than our waist.
>>33562413Yeah, I don't see any other way to interpret it. If you fancy, think viking berserkers but literally no distinction over friend and foe.
>>33562413But the violent outbursts have always been linked to stress
>>33562373No, I believe what was said about Verwelken hellborn isnthat it never predominates, except when mixed with Infernus, in which case it tries to predominate for some reason, keeping up with the Infernus part until the subject explodes.The Nelphegoran part is unrelated, as far as we know from Isaac
>>33562444>not wanting something bigger around than our wrist
>>33562413Sakheris means blood. Obviously Sierra is just being narcissistic.
>>33562413You're right about everything except for Ranthix confirming this. He didn't say anything about the actual Bloodlust, just the Bloodrage thing that we had before the Bloodlust.
>>33562478The name Waldo put on his phone means blood. Sakheris means some sort of jewel or whatnot. Chinalady said something about it - I think.
>>33562478>Sakheris means blood.But it doesn't
>>33562478>SakherisIt doesn't. Sakherith means blood.
>>33562478Sakherith is blood.Sakheris is gem or precious thing or something like that.
>>33562521Sakheris is just the name form of the word sakherith as far as I understood. Though the demon word has stronger connotations to other things than the english word blood, it still means blood primarily.
>>33562473I'm fine with something bigger than our wrist, anon. I said I don't want it bigger than our WAIST.
>Song laughs to herself. “It mean much more than blood, girl,” she says. “It is from word ‘sakherith’, which can mean essence of life. Or priceless jewel, maybe.”
>>33562547>>33562523>>33562522>“Well whatever. Anyway I do know what it means, it means blood,” you say. You could figure that much out at least.>Song laughs to herself. “It mean much more than blood, girl,” she says. “It is from word ‘sakherith’, which can mean essence of life. Or priceless jewel, maybe.”It means blood. Though the metaphores behind the meaning seem to be much more pronounced.
>>33562590Could be. Could be that Sakheris means some sort of red gem in Halth. But there is a distinction as Waldo explained that Sakherith means 'blood' while Chinalady (if I remember right) explained that Sakheris is some sort of funky gem or something. Can't be arsed to search it.
All of you monolingual plebs can't get your head around this, can you.
Do you think that additional landwells will just give more PP or do you think they'll give other stuff too?
>>33562683You saying 'sakherith' and 'sakheris' are two different demonic languages or dialects? That'd... make sense, actually. I just assumed Hell has only language for some reason.>>33562663Means I was wrong. Ignore that shit.
>>33562724I'm honestly worried that we'll look only barely human if we keep up this transformation. Which can be cool in its own right if we were a full demon.I don't quote captcha ever but goddamn:knowsel Sierra
>>33562804Belphagoran tree probably has something to make us more human-like, more effective than a glamour.
>>33562725>You saying 'sakherith' and 'sakheris' are two different demonic languages or dialects?No, I'm saying they are the same word in two different grammatic situations. One is a noun, the other is appropriate for a name which does not need to be the same as the noun form of the word depending on the language.The reason I talked about monolingual plebs is because of the confusion of whether it means blood or not. Words that supposedly mean the same thing in two different languages can actually have very different full meanings even though they get translated as equal.
>>33562864Just being part belph alone is already making it easier for us to hide stuff. Moriah didn't even notice the glamours and she said that normally she'd have been able to.
>>33562883Ah, I see what you mean. Languid needs to provide the ABC of demontongue. We don't actually even know what the language of demons is called. Or languages.
>>33562914>We don't actually even know what the language of demons is called.We do. It got said one a while ago. I'm too lazy to dredge the archives, but it was something like Helthic or Helcetic or something.
>>33562811>>33562861Oh if only....
>>33562914He said it was Haltic or Halthic or something, actually. He's named it for us before.
>>33562914We do know what it's called, it's just that none of the anons remember.I remember it being something like Helrith or Halrith
>>33562940>>33562949>>33562953Oh? Shows how much I pay attention.Well, that's cool!
>>33561858Let the poor infernus rest.
>>33561858Thank him. Maybe say to take care for a while. He can't help us with the bloodrage if he goes croaks.
So our current plan is to take the title since our name should carry a lot of sway and let Wally and pals manage things for us, while we get taught how not to be a liability by Big Red Brian Blessed? We'll also want to get to grips with hell-lore and history, plus some sort of method for restoring sanity in the immediate future.The biggest downside I can think of is the risk of assassination attempts, though Isaac might be able to do something about that with his warding shenanigans. Hopefully the discipline training will not only make us much more reliable as a combatant but also help boost self esteem/alleviate the feelings of being a horrible monster if it gives us self control.
It looks like I'm going to have to call it quits earlier than I intended. Next game should be Wednesday around 4:00 PM MST.
>>33563355No. Current plan is to talk to others.
>>33563398Nooo! My life is ruined forever!Thanks for running, mang.
>>33563355I like this.
>>33563398>The fief discussion will be this quest's Namek
>>33563398Live long and prosper.
>>33563411Well, yeah I assumed this was subject to change based on any pertinent suggestions from speaking with the Hallows.We might want to find out if there are any special reasons for the Crowther's nature to be kept from the Hallows, since being open about things is probably a good idea rather than letting it slip at the most disruptive possible moment. Especially since Ranthix seems to be incapable of staying quiet about anything and is going to be tutoring us in not losing our shit and killing civilians.Also how the hell has Vikrama's car been explained away?
>>33563577We were attacked by a roving band of furries on meth.
>>33563577>Also how the hell has Vikrama's car been explained away?Probably gonna say that a water heater exploded in the building as we were driving by and a chunk of flaming rock fell on the car.
>>33563577Presumably by the 'gas main explosion' that destroyed Wally's apartment building.
>>33563577>Also how the hell has Vikrama's car been explained away?Random ridiculous accident.
If I were to produce another piece of artwork, what would people want to be arted?
>>33563626I want Isaac in full righteous fury mode.
>>33563626The taste of Harvey's sweat.
>>33563626I know we're not gonna get it because spoilers, but I want to know what Belphagorans look like in full-demon mode. Verwelkens too.
>>33563626Ranthix slaying the lawn.
>>33563626Boris all beared up or Ranthrix
>>33563626>>33563639Isn't Isaac already properly arted? I'd kind of like a character we haven't got anything for yet, like Ranthix. Ideally in his hawaiian shirt and cargo shorts, flipping burgers on a barbecue with beer in hand.Tempted to ask for an official portrait of mom. I imagine demonic state portraits aren't quite as stuffy as human ones.
>>33563626Would it be possible to make a thing like those little Sierra pics you've been making to track her physical changes, except of the rest of the cast?
>>33563626Something like this.
>>33563626Isaac's dad with his wings and halo and stuff all going.
>>33563626I'm assuming that at some point we're going to get someone to tell us about the different types of demons and what they can do. It would be awesome to get a few pics of generic demons of the various types.
>>33563940Ranthix THE TERRIBLE
>>33564295Ranbro THE GRILLMASTER
>>33563626Ranthix the LAWNMOWER
>>33563626I'm interested in Ranthix. Especially with a scale compared to a normal human.N-Not that I find size differences h-hot or anything...
>>33564400Spoiler:Ranthrix is actually our mom. But really, what if our mother was hellborn herself, but was so powerful and orky demony that everyone just accepted that she was a demon? They're doing that for us.