Open>www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEBIsUsvheA Previous threads:>http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Over%28Human%29Limit%20QuestMis-archived 7th>http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/29814791/Twitter>https://twitter.com/Overhuman_QuestAsher's Sheet>http://pastebin.com/kmsL31FP Encyclopedia/Characters>http://pastebin.com/n7kNbtwGContracts>http://pastebin.com/9xWXHDMXPreviously: San Diego is wiped out by a tidal wave, a young man caught in the deluge as the city is erased by what some might consider the very wrath of god in a world with a sky of endless colors. Snatched from the brunt of the wave, the young man faces an inhuman creature of humanoid form that strikes out his eye to deliver onto him the gift of magic by means of the followers.Praise be to Susej they say. These followers.Selfish in his means of survival, a young man rallies with these people for his own safety as the government seeks to keep the truth of the world under wraps, that magic exists and that people like the followers are throwing it into chaos.Sent on a mission to liberate people captured for conscription based on their awakening to magic, he journeys with others to meet with a woman planted for this very purpose, finding adversity on the way.Having left a trail all too easy to follow, he's been captured and taken to the very place he'd been looking to gain access, though not exactly on his own terms...Recently rescued by unknown allies, the young man takes on a new alias “Faust” to help him lay low.You are Asher Faust, welcome to Over(human)Limit S2
>>35268740> Put dick in spider-woman slave.Good to have you back, Dran.
Leaning slightly against Dorothy's sales counter, you peer down at little trinkets, rings, and necklaces stowed away beyond the glass. They're exotica and appear to be so varied that she could have something on display from damn near every country in the world. The counter itself doesn't have a register, just a small stack of parchment with spaces to fill in the details of the transaction as well as a spot to sign on the dotted line.Dorothy rolls a lock of curly hair behind her ear, snow white skin, flawless save for a few wrinkles of age. With the way she carries herself, you'd reckon that she's older than she appears. Need to expect just about anything in this world now after all...“Before I get into less savory topics, I did want to mention that the wand has been working famously. I get the feeling that it'll assist me for quite a while, even if it doesn't want to commit arson against trees.” You say, grimacing a bit at the filter as the words leave your mouth. It's just jarring because you don't even mean to say any of that shit. Oh well, she could've asked for worse.“Oh?” She twists another lock of hair, curling it around a finger while another nail rests near her quill and inkwell, “That one did seem to have a certain penchant for hate and destruction, doesn't surprise me honestly if you use it to such a purpose. Doubtful though that it likes being controlled.”“Indeed, it goes on a bit of a rampage here and there, but it's nothing unwanted. So, that said, i've heard of some intriguing conspiracy. Pertaining to the Knights Templar and the Illuminati?”Dorothy's eyes smile at you, a slight part revealing her bone-white teeth, a touch crooked, “Oh? So Saphy got aroubd to telling you about them, hm?”
>>35268810You nod, peering closer at something beyond the glass. Astral sight doesn't reveal much, everything within is crawling with energy, that much is apparent, but it seems subdued and neutral. Maybe she separates good and bad karma? Can't risk cross-cotamination after all. Dorothy taps the glass before a particular item, a burnished silver eagle, “That one's good for repelling the undead. The burns upon the silver were begotten from a youth that sought to resurrect through flames. Didn't quite work out, though he didn't die.” Dorothy laughs a little at that. “Knights Templar are Witch Hunters. If you use magic but aren't one of them, then you're either a Buddhist monk or dead. At least, that's how it was when there were few of us.They've run a good part of NATO's overwatch for a while.”“Pardon, but weren't you just doing business with one?”“I'm chaotic neutral,” Dorothy giggles heartily again, batting her eyelashes coyly, “My shop is a neutral territory. Solace and I enforce this. I may cut my friends, 'pprentices, and other associates deals now and then yet I keep customer privacy rather high. In fact, if you are concerned about someone recognizing you here, I can put a spell on you for your stay that'll hide your identity.” She shrugs, tipping herself over the counter, some of her necklaces slipping out of the bust of her dress.“Saphy's a friend, but I take no sides. Remember that, yes?”Another nod from you, and take a slight swallow, your eyes trail along the cut of her dress. She's rather... supple. “And the Illuminati?”“Far more secretive. You'll find them behind government, big business and many upcoming celebrities with the right musical quality to bend the youth however they see fit.” Dorothy's eyes shift half-closed, a feline smile sliding across her face, “I personally prefer Solace's sweet purring to some rapper's crude song.”
>>35268829 It appears that's all she's really willing to share on the topic for now... The two of you walk around the shop for a bit, she points out interesting items here and there when she feels you might be interested. You can kind of understand her. Doesn't want any part in the whole war, taking advantage of the chaos to slowly contract all sides that come to her for help. “Earlier you mentioned something about an apprentice?” Dorothy seems almost caught off guard at the return to topic, “Why yes. The tradition needs to be passed down, usually from mother to daughter, sometimes son if we're not quite as blessed.”“So what about other mages? You must know of some since before the Aurora, right? Families of witches, warlocks, and wizards?”Dorothy smiles sarcastically as she crosses her arms in feigned defiance, “Three W's, huh?”“Pardon, I didn't mean anything by it.”She shakes her head, “I do have clients from such origin but they're highly secretive. Rarely do they want to have anything to do with anyone else. The Templars make them paranoid.“It's liable to change if magic sticks around and they're in too great a number to subdue anymore, but as it is they still prefer to be kept out of the limelight.”Your chat with Dorothy ends on a well note. She's not all that disappointed at your windowshopping, If anything she might've enjoyed the company.As you leave, your eye lingers on Solace. A golden eye opens, glaring you down. You lift your hand up and-“Don't.”Okay.
>>35268911>You lift your hand up andWe're going to pet that fucking cat one of these days...
>>35268740You asked what exactly I wanted to do last thread when I asked if we still had time for any practice during the next three days. A lot of this isn't really that important and can be put off until the next proper training montage time, but the ward stuff I wanted to hit before the next mission.>>35256559>Anything else you wanted to weasel in there?A few things. >Actually try to use Ignorance a few times so that we know how it functions in the real, possibly start work on using the magic it eats to fuel our own, but mostly to just get more used to it.>Work the kinks out of the fire circle ward and integrate it into Knight as a toggleable mode.>Attempt to use summoning programs with wards to create an early warning and defense system that scans the astral around us while activated. Throws up wards to block small/weak spells and for the big ones it plays something line a siren in our head to let us know to Blink away>Test the upper limits of Adept pyromancy (if we can find a place)>(Hell)Fire pillar blender like what Asmadei almost killed us with Dont immediately try hellfire in the biggest size possible, try a small match-sized piece and if it's fucking horribly hard then just use regular flame for the pillar>Lava generation via some combo of pyro/geo/alchemy>Determine the maximum operational range of all of our summons>Possibly the ice board>Not optimistic about this one, but aero-perception is something I want eventually to make Alchemy stuff easier when we're making various gasses
>>35268911>You lift your hand up and->“Don't.”We gonna pet that fucker and if it's the last thing we do
>>35269016I think we should throw in some training with Marcus if possible. We need to be his bro and he might have some ideas for pyromancy.
>>35269107We don't even yet know how much of a boost Adept rank gave us over Apprentice. I agree that training with Marcus is something that should happen sooner than later, but right now that would be almost purely a social links thing and not something for the purpose of actually improving our magic all that much.
>Father Assrape has a haloMaaaaaaaan
>>35269210To be fair, it's broken.
>>35268911>“Don't.”>Okay.I wonder if he'd led Xix pet him if we ever get around to bringing her by the shop.
>>35269228And ours is gone (I think?)...I just really like halos.
>>35269228Well he serves Satan.
>>35269155Yeah, I can see that. I think that we probably won't make it to the fashion show this thread if we spend too much time on side stuff, and pumping up our magic is pretty important.
>>35269286Dran will probably not have him go devouring flame on our first mission.I hope
>>35269286Yeah, last thread barely got through 1 thing that we needed to do and that was with a generous amount of pre-writing on Dran's part.I have a feeling the Cassie thing is going to happen soon and that's going to eat a thread. It's looking more and more like the fashion show will happen on thread 14 rather than 11.
>main attacks are fire>now working for OdinI kinda wanted to work for Vulcan but okay.
>>35268911>>35269016Not everything, but some stuff. Your magical training in the wood brings out more of your overall ability. You find that as you tain alchemical changes, Fire to water, water to earth, and so on, that it's easier to go in a cycle, air to fire to earth, to water, to air again.But if you reverse earth into fire... and then stop the change midway, it becomes like lava, molten, loose, and changing. You can barely manipulate it as the burn builds, but you can at least make it.It's strange though. You'd figure that with geokinesis you'd be able to manipulate lava too. While you can to an extent, it's terribly draining to control...On your downtime you practice using the Ignorance ward, amassing a ball of mana that seeks out and gathers more ambient mana. At first, you notice that any other spells you attempt while keeping it formed are sucked into the mass. Yet as it gains size and mass you notice that it begins to wrestle control away from you.The harder you hold it, the more it thrashes. In the astral it's like the birth of a star, or more likely some gestalt of mindless mana. You let it go and the assortment thrashes away, your latent spells jump away and randomly fire off in the surrounding area. Multipler fiend pops, earth tilting and moving random pockets of cold.This spell could be dangerous with so little control. Then again, it could also be another way to amass insane effect...
>>35269420A second attempt with that in mind and you find that sending the wild mana in a given direction is possible, but it still doesn't care for precision, another shotgun of whatever spells went in.Saph shows you a trick with Henry concerning something of that odd effect. As he knocks an arrow, a little pyromancy from you and the thing's trailing a line of fie into the distance, exploding on impact.When you try the same thing on Echo with her awareness her fiery aura ignites and doubles in size for a brief time. Adding in the purposes of Fiend gives her something like an explosion effect on contact.She lunges at you shortly after, tackling you to the ground in a laughing hug.Saph says that the effect is strong, but doing it too much without a common idea can lead to soul corruption and the prevention of the vein using their abilities at will.You let Emilia know of your intent as she flings droplets of blood. A spell from you and they become burning droplets that eviscerate and then detonate earth and tree. It's an insane improvement.At some point you see Razor Blade Edge doing some shit with a butterknife, It's kind of interesting that he's able to cut trees with his aura sharpening a blade.By your better judgement, you give him the murderknife. Fuck that thing.>Prelude to the show next post
>>35269420Did we make a spell tornado?
>>35269452>murder edge pants is a wind chakra user
>>35269452>you give him the murderknifeOHDEARGOD.Can we get a quick rundown of our spider-slaves abilities? Doesn't even have to be in character...
>>35269452>Edge Murder Demon now has the murderknifeWhat could possibly go wrong
>>35269452>By your better judgement, you give him the murderknife. Fuck that thing.God fucking damn it. He better be willing to give that thing back if we need it for a ritual or something.
>>35269518>>35269495>>35269452Does anyone even remember what it was supposed to be?
>>35269544What? Edgelord? All we've seen him do is be edge and make soul blades.
>>35269559Yes but does anyone remember the name the Edgelord used himself?
>>35269571I think it was Diabolic Blade Scourge.
>>35269509>Blood-bound Rejuvenation: By drinking blood the body heals and becomes younger.>Spider Anatomy(Arachnid Body): Refexes, strength, and senses are improved to superhuman levels.>Spider Anatomy(Spinnerets): Capable of weaving silk between her fingers.>Spider Anatomy(Venom): Through teeth and claws, she delivers a powerful venom that robs the victim of motor function while leaving pain receptors on.She's still a newbie so it's not entirely all that much.
>>35269420>>35269452What's the burn rate like on Ignorance? We can hold it for a while, yeah?
>>35269571Demonic Blade Spirit?
>>35269599Can we feed her bone ass some mana with ignorance?
>>35269625Burn increases based on the spells held. But yes, it can be maintained for a while.
>>35269627Are you sure it was Dark Katana Emperor?
>>35269641Do we want to?No we don't
>>35269627>>35269646Psycho Blade Master
>>35269671Abyssal Slash Slasher
>>35269688Diabolical Pointy Killer
>>35269701Nightmare Sharp Fiend
Anyone else wanna turn our fiends into actual fire dogs/wolves/bears/beasts? The wand already kinda does it. Or maybe we'd be better off summing a hell hound or something
>>35269757I think we're better off only letting the ward transform the fiends.
>>35269757I'd rather not.>summon a hell houndI'd really rather not.
>>35269757>summoning anything that has possible ties to LuciferThat can go wrong in so many ways
>>35269757Isn't that already a cantrip? Fiend-hound, right?
>>35269420>>35269452I'm guessing that Ignorance 'stars' could be crammed into a gemstone. It'd be pretty crazy to make a bunch of the things and then set them off somewhere.
>>35269805More or less. That's the thing we tore off Father Assrape's arm with. Well, we didn't really tear it all the way off, but it seems that we shredded it bad enough that he had it amputated.
>>35269892We must have corrupted his soul a lot too
>>35269927No way he didn't just clean it all off by now.
>>35269927Father Assrape is a Bone not a Vein.His main patron is also Satan
>>35269958No, he's a Vein.
>>35269972Realy?I'm pretty sure he ate our spells during that fight
>>35269958Bones can't do hexes. He had a lot of physical enhancements, but he was also doing a bit of casting.
>>35269998He never did. He tanked or dodged all of them. He didn't even eat our spells when we clamped beartraps made of fire all over him.
This might seem weird but it would be a good idea to try our best to keep Gertrude from getting hurt. When she gets hurt she needs blood to regenerate and she could end up immolated very easily
>>35270095I'm pretty sure she stores the energy from the blood previously consumed which is represented by the red hourglass she has in the astral. If she gets hurt, she'll only need to kill more people if that thing's empty.
>>35270095>getting blood is somehow a problemSnatching someone off the street isn't hard.
Holy shit, guys! Gertrude is absolutely perfect for our human experimentation later on. 1. She is forced to do what we want.2. She said she would do anything to survive, so she'll probably be willing to take any mods that make her stronger.3. If we screw up, we feed her some blood and she heals.
>>35269927Does that mean he could have some pyromancy skill now? When Emilia was corrupted by pre-Fara's attack she started getting badass ice powers.
>>35270276I'd rather just get some hobos or use captured enemies. The only benefit of using Gertrude is that it would give us some sadistic jollies, but it's not really worth pissing off Odin. I'd prefer to not to end up on the shitlist of every single deity.
>>35270330Doubt it. There's a massive different between willingly merging your soul with a shade and getting hit with some fire magic.
>>35269452Does the wand avoid dead plant matter or is it only living flora that it refuses to hurt?
>>35270341There's probably a god of sadism out there with a diamond boner for us
>>35270341Ok, no forced experimentation... So, suppose we can convince her to let us experiment on her (somehow). We don't have to worry about her killing us, she can heal easily, we get a more powerful "ally", and she'll be more cooperative in the post-operation testing.
>>35270407Nah. Asher didn't even go full-sadism even when he was with the Followers.
Still here Dran?
>>35270505Yeah. Trying to get the logistics down...
>>35270430That's not how it works when you deal with lawful dumb people. Even if they have an old fashioned morality, they still strict as hell.
Anyone else wanna force Marcus to talk to donneth about eating people?
>>35270430There's also the problem of her already having modified biology. We want to apply this stuff to (physically) normal humans, not spider vampires. Yeah, it'd probably help somewhat, but I'm just not seeing any reason to use her as the main test subject. Or even really at all. She offers no massive benefit and she's still classed as an ally by the Norse rules, so she comes with drawbacks. She's also still Zeitgeist, so killing her if things go wrong will be a bigger mess than killing a captured enemy or hobo. She can heal, yeah, but by the time we get into human experiments we will (hopefully) have Xix with magic of her own. And Xix is going to probably have some sort of healing magic, and even if she doesn't then she still produces regen-inducing meds.And, again, there is no benefit to using her over captured enemies or hobos. Gertrude has multiple layers of bullshit surrounding her that completely outweigh her iffy regen and ease of access, while we can go full-Mengele on PoWs and nobody will give a shit.
>>35270548Reminder that her morality can roughly be described with the Path of Honourable Accord http://whitewolf.wikia.com/wiki/Path_of_Honorable_Accord#Ethics
So when do we start getting our own following of worshippers?
>>35270639When people actually know who we are. When we do something worth worshiping. When [things that aren't right now or in the near future].
>>35270626>sins>2. Killing without reasonDo you think "I wanna cut him up and expirement on him" is an acceptable reason?
>>35270656Lets go blow up the Hoover dam
>>35270693Experiments are a reason.
>>35270693It just prevents being a murderhobo>>35270710I don't want to help that bitch Ashera even more.She just jews too hard
>>35270693Probably. Dran has already confirmed that if someone surrenders, then they pretty much lose all rights.
>>35270693>4. Placing personal concerns over dutyWe might have issues, unless Asher considers his personal concerns his duty
>>35270726>It just prevents being a murderhoboBarely.
>>35270693Killing Prisoners is allowed
>>35270748Well considering that Duty is enforced by Marcus we don't realy have much choice there.Also we could argue with another duty
>>35270693Technically the intent of the experiments is "I want to modify this guy". If they die as a result, who cares.>>35270748These are just Legna's beliefs (more or less). We are only bound by the terms of the contracts.
>>35270693>>35270748I think you people are looking at this too literally. The PoHA is -roughly- comparable to what Legna follows. Don't try to use it to decide exactly what we can and can't do.
>>35270789>can and can'tNo, it's what we will get bitched at for. We'll do it anyway
>>35270782>Technically the intent of the experiments is "I want to modify this guy". If they die as a result, who cares.Yep. We would prefer that they live, and we're going to try to make them live because we're going to eventually be doing this stuff to ourself and we also want to live. Also because getting more test subjects is gonna be a pain in the ass.If he has to die for us to learn, though, then oh well.
>>35269452 A cold wind chills the warm blood of people gathered around the edge of the grand stage set up in Millennium park. They wait for the models to walk, their various sponsors and the designers in waiting. Security guards hold checkpoints along the street filtering out the drunk from the sober. The sun slowly turns the sky into shades of muted evening, the light of the aurora casting a surreal effect on the entire event.There's a magic in the air before it even begins.You're perched up in a building from across the way, Gertrude carrying out people that had to be cleared out. She's been agreeable even if she isn't as great a threat right now as you may have expected her to be. More than anything, she seemed grateful that you even let her live.You thumb a shortwave radio and speak into it, “Inferno-Spider is in position, we have visual on the stage.”They set you up here so that you could long-cast if anything went wrong. You never had to nor should have been in the thick of things without good reason.Marcus is mingling with the crowd, a good point for his direct intervention should it be necessary.Saph said in the briefing that Emilia, Echo, Henry, Devon(Death Soul Edge), and Cassie would all be up on stage in a different version of the prototype suits. Tony's alone in another building with an alternate viewpoint. Aside from Cassie, those of Benevolence are either watching or waiting at the getaway point, a newly installed door on the third floor of a building down the way. Transports directly to the hideout.
>>35270987>Inferno-SpiderDid they let the Edgelord chose the codenames?
>>35270987 So far as you know, there's going to be a fireproof suit that keeps the wearer at a regulated temperature of around sixty-five degrees. Devon's wearing that one.Another that binds itself to and assists the natural agility and strength of the wearer, apparently the last out of testing, could be side effects but from what Saph said it allows the user to match most Bones and Veins in terms of speed. Could be an interesting one to get, Echo's wearing that one.Then there's a suit that's armored with an unknown material, it's hard or soft depending on what it needs to be. Emilia's wearing that one.One that fractures and reassembles light to make the wearer appear invisible. Henry's got that one.Then finally, there's one that shifts its appearance into any other clothing barring concerns of weight. Cassie's got that one.Gertrude slugs another body under a desk and rests on the wall near you, a bored sigh escaping her lips, “Well then, guess we just watch and wait then?”“Pretty much.”>You've got a pair of binoculars and the wand on you. A makeshift mask not nearly as fancy as Marcus or Saph's that actually has suprisingly good peripheral and a built on shortwave.>Gotta do something to pass the time...> Just watch the show.> Take advantage of Gertrude.> Talk to your summons.> (Other)
>>35271005> Talk to your summons
>>35271005> Talk to your summons.Ask what the fuck Morgan is planning
>>35271005> Talk to your summons.Ask what Morgan plans to do on Halloween.Also remind her no explosions during the show
>>35271005> Talk to your summons(To Legna) "So, any glaring holes in our current setup here?"
>>35271005> Talk to your summons.This is totally a whatcouldgowrong.jpg option. Morgan and Legna are going to get into a spat and then things will go tits-up.what could go wrong?
>>35271005> Take advantage of Gertrude.What does this even mean? Mess with her? Use her as a jester and force her to stand on one hand or something? Grope her?
>>35271142Alone with enslaved spider bitch, time to kill, what else would it mean?
>>35271170this was not clear...like at all
>>35271206I think it's the molester option.
>>35271005Just watch the show, distractions are death
>>35271170Dick in spider option?
>>35268803>>35271170Looks like my fortune-telling leveled up to adept.
>>35271206Don't play coy anon, you know what it means.
>>35271005> Talk to your summons.
>>35271305like honestly I agree with>>35271220I didn't know what else to assume. I was like this is way out of character to just up and start touching the older woman Gertude.i was thinking you may have been in heat or something..like a cat..
>>35271411>Dran is Solace
>>35271430We will pet the dran
>>35271467This is the future you chose.
>>35271467God I feel faggoty right now but I think I can ignore it.
>>35271467Solace is Dran's self-insertHow much limit points will we get when we finaly pet him?
>>35271617I say 1 overlimit point
>FireproofWould be pretty neat if we need to burn EVERYTHING around us and can't get away. Would also let us make Knight fire armour far thicker. Right now it's a hollow shell about a meter in radius. It'd be way tougher if it was solid.>BulletproofI really like this one. Damn near got shot in that recent clone fight and I don't want to be forced behind walls for fear of the smallest little dinger.>Agility+StrengthI like this one. Has nice alchemy potential, especially for homunculus shells later on. Not really as useful since we can go fast without it.>InvisibilityCool against mundanes, worthless against overs with astral sight. Might be cool if we can reverse engineer it with alchemy and incorporate the material into the biology of some homonculi.>Dress-upCompletely shit.Anyway, it's either fireproof, bulletproof. Agility has potential, but we can Blink fast or surf ice/fire and even with the suit we don't want to get into melee fights with Bones/Veins since they'll have close-range offensive magic and some degree of healing/armour while we have AoE spells that will catch us in the blast and no defensive/(viable)healing.
>>35271682>>Dress-up>Completely shit.For us. I'm sure that it'll be really cool for the cloak and dagger espionage overs who work for Saph/Eloc.
>>35271682We should work on alchemy.Get our shit together and experiment on all the suits. try and incorperate them together. and add it into our summon.A summon that can transform/be bulletproff/ fire proof/ invisible. Would be boss.
>>35271786Once we start fucking with a summon with Alchemy to make it real, I'm pretty sure it's a homunculus at that point and not a summon. Or maybe it's technically both. Dunno. We need to find out if contracts apply to alchemized summons.Also,>not wanting to alchemy those things directly into Asher's bodyOr I guess we could make a remote controlled / wearable suit that has those abilities.
>>35270987Did we hang out with Xix at all during those three days that timeskipped?
>>35271893Did she say anything adorable or are we going to have to wait until Halloween for more things like "candy-clothes"?
>>35268740Just saw this thread. Catching up now but I wanted to post an idea I had about Fiend. We should modify it so it specifically fires razor sharp blades or needles of flame instead of the napalm it's firing now.
>>35271978We already have something like that. Hound causes Fiend to explode into flaming jaws.
>>35271978The whole point of fiend is to blast things away.
>>35272018What about Fiend Hammer?Dear fuck, that even sounds menacing.A fiend blast that uses solid fire to slam everything in a downward motion.
Dran, if we transform something via alchemy, can a bone eat its magic to make it turn back into its original form?
>>35272048No, they can't. That's one of the major reasons that people hopped onto Alchemy as something they liked.
>>35272048Alchemy is a flash of magic that permanently changes the mundane structure of matter (or energy). Once it has been changed, there's no magic in it to eat.
>>35272060>>35272086Sweet. So, if we can use Pit on a bone, and then use Alchemy to turn the earth into lava...
>>35272048Nope. If we turn a rock into water drinking the magic from the water, or just drinking the water itself, will not make it a rock again.
>>35272109They can eat the magic as it's occurring if we use it right next to them to prevent the change from happening in the first place, so that wouldn't work.We could make a lava moat and laugh at them from the other side when they can't get rid of it, but we couldn't make one under them unless we could blast enough magic to overwhelm them and at that point any spell will get them.
>>35272136Or we just make the change fast enough that they can't eat it in time.
>>35272109They'd probably eat the Pit spell and lava transmutations before they actually happened, but if they didn't then yeah, they'd be pretty fucked since they couldn't get rid of the lava.
So did eye-ebola anon survive?
>>35272170Eye's all better now.
>>35272162That relies on the bone being a nub though, I would rather not rely on everyone we fight being a scrub.
>>35271005 Kneeling at the window you say, “So Legna, anything that could go wrong here?” as you glance around through the scope, you see the models from other companies strutting down the runway. Thin, beautiful, and dolled up to the point of confidence. It's not long before you're increasing magnification to study them. Hell, you could probably blink right down there if you wanted.Legna manifests at your side, blade drawn, a gallant and imposing spectre. “I feel a disturbance. This is the sort of calm before a great battle... This event will end in flames.”“Quite the seer, hm?” Gertrude grins with dangerous white fangs, “Do you think it can be stopped?”“Why stop it?” Legna speaks cool and soft, “Test your mettle and temper your souls. It will be glorious.”“Morgan, any surprises in store for us?” You say aloud, and feel neither hide nor hair of the fae for a moment. Finally, she materializes at the back of the room, Legna turning her gaze on the fae, a stern glare as that steel sword of her glimmers.“Easy. I'm being good tonight. The she-bitch is right though, there's a heavy tension in the air if you can't tell. Tonight is going to be interesting.”You peer out Anna Swan as she struts down the way in something befitting her name. An absolutely loud design of white feathers that billow asymmetrically from one collar before wrapping around her back and flaring out into one legging while leaving the entirety of the other bare to the world. It's risque and completely unorthodox for this kind of weather.Sis might have said something like that at least... She liked this kind of thing.“We're good and in the clear for now. Let's just wait until something happens. We're breaking away with the suits at the end of the show, so there's not really much need to do anything until something- when something happens.”
>>35272162That's not going to work on someone competent. Maybe it'll work once if we're lucky. I'd rather do a transmutation that can fuck them up without having to be done right on top of them.
>>35272204You pass the time ogling the models. After some less interesting ones come on, you pass the binoculars over to Gertrude and find a pen from one of the desks. Call it paranoia, but you don't feel very comfortable like this. Breaking it open, you let it out in a circle along the carpet. Examining the work you set it to conceal yours and Gertrude's presence.Saph taught you how to do it. It's flimsy, but it provides some form of astral cover. Even if it does take a bit of focus and doesn't permit the use of spells. It's good enough for the purpose...> Check the other buildings in the area.> Keep an eye on the road.> Watch the show itself.> Observe the crowd.> (other)
>>35272167>>35272194Hmm, maybe for the lower-level bones and the overwatch mechas, then. Should work at least a few times.
>>35272198There's some fucker in this quest that has some kind of problem with his eye that makes it bleed. Every once in a while he posts about it.
>>35272223> Check the other buildings in the area.
>>35272223> Observe the crowd.
>>35272229And i freak out.
>>35272223> Check the other buildings in the area.inb4 we make eye contact with an enemy sniper through his scope.
>>35272003It made a lot more sense in my head. Looking back it is pretty much pointless.
>>35272204>Sis might have said something like that at least... She liked this kind of thing.I miss sis.>Asher is thinking of Xix like his sister>implications>>35272223> Check the other buildings in the area.Have Gertrude watch the road. I smell mechs.
So who else really wants to set up Asher's nervous system to have neural redundancy to the point that he will still be able to function even if his brain gets pulped?I think it might come in handy if we're supposed to be dealing with Mr. Devouring flame.
>>35272204What exactly happened to our sister anyway?
>>35272223> Observe the crowd.Look for people that are being too vigilant (like glancing around at the crowd). I'd say have Gertrude check the surrounding buildings. Her senses are enhanced enough to potentially spot someone, ours aren't.
>>35272330She was in San Diego when the wave hit. Sam reported her dead along with Asher's mom.Asher's sister was older than him.
>>35272299>>Asher is thinking of Xix like his sister>>implicationsAre you implying that Xix as a familiar might end up lesbian because of Asher's influence?
>>35272321>Alchemists! Not even once.
>>35272223> (other)Asher watches the crowd. Gertrude watches the other buildings. Send the ravens to watch the road from high up.
>>35272204>“Why stop it?” Legna speaks cool and soft
>>35272413Instantly dispelling any fears that she is going to be a goody-goody summon.
>>35272446She's a total moralfag, it's just that her morality demands that her and Asher kill as many people as possible in glorious combat.
>>35272446I kinda like to think of her as Kyoshi.BATHE IN THEIR BLOOD. Honorably.
>>35272345>SamI don't trust him as far as Asher could throw him, and as a nerve I doubt that'd be very far.I know giving Asher a sister was essentially a retcon, but it kinda adds a new depth of asshole to his character considering it didn't even occur to him to look for the bitch when the wave hit.>>35272321I want to make a phylactery. Lich mode up in this bitch, it should be pretty possible. We can leave our phylactery in our alchemy moon base, or even with Dorothy if we could convince her.Dran, If we get offed after we transfer our soul to a customized homunculous body, would we regen in that form at our phylactery, or would we regen as our normal self? For that matter, if we find a way to regen after death, would regening like that fix our eye? What if...Eh I'll post it to your ask.fm
>>35272487Lotsa people died. Shellshock of the disaster.
>>35272487We could just find a way to control a body without having our soul in it. Then we could just throw our soul in a box and create a remote controlled body. That sounds dangerously close to crossing the lines between types but hey it's alchemy.
>>35272487I think phylacteries are more of a Vein thing. I'm sure we can still find a way to cheat death, I just don't think it will be that.
>>35272547Well instead of actually putting our soul into the damn thing, we could just set up some kind of system where our death sends out some kind of astral ping that an alchemy machine we've constructed at a remote location could pick up.It could then replicate our body for us, possibly using some kind of cloning vat? I don't think we could possibly get it to the stage where it could replicate our mind remotely like that though, so maybe we could just have it scan our mind while we're there, so that dying would be like reloading a save in a video game.I think I was born to be a mad magiscientist.
>>35272634We could create a Blink doppelganger and put it in a circle to prevent it from murdering us, then link the circle to our main body's life so that it breaks when we die. If we die, our soul goes back into the doppelganger.We'd have to update the doppelganger daily to keep the mind current or else it'd be like getting amnesia every death, and we couldn't Blink while it's set up, but it'd work.
>>35272634We would have to differentiate between blink and true death. Speaking of which, blink would be a very good starting point for a mechanism that would reconstruct us.
>>35272546One of the things we should study as an alchemist is why the fuck there are 3 distinct types anyway. Maybe one day bridge the gap and become the magical ubermensch, he who is over(overhuman)limit.>>35272663Sounds good to me.
>>35272223 Separating the bincoculars, you pass the other part over to Gertrude, “This works better for me. Watch those buildings, I'll keep an eye on the crowd. I trust Legna and Morgan's forewarning. We need to keep a lookout.”You tap your radio, “Blackhawk, watch the roads. If we have mechs inbound, we need to know.”“Roger” Tony whispers back from his own nest. Alright. Gertrude is watching the other buildings, Tony's got the roads, and you've got the crowd with Marcus down there as well, plainclothes for the most part. He can throw his mask on when need be.You scan for people that aren't paying attention to the show while delegating the fade ward to Morgan. There's a lot of people to pick through and the fading light just makes it harder to really see anything.Chicago being the melting pot that it is, there's a lot of different types here...> Switch to Astral vision.> Keep scanning in the mundane.
>>35272663Clone, you're essentially describing Clone. Use a hunk of flesh from the user to grow a second body that "awakens" when the original dies
>>35272679I'll just go ahead and post this.
>>35272663What happens if we blink twice simultaneously so that there are two doppelgängers? Do we break the universe? Would we explode everything? Could we set up a doppelgänger nuke? These are the things we must learn. For SCIE-err ALCHEMY!
>>35272722They go all highlander on eachother.
>>35272692> Switch to Astral vision.Clones are easy enough to pick out and mundanes are easy enough to handle.
>>35272692> Switch to Astral vision.
>>35272692Doesn't the fade ward prevent us from astral vision or is it only proper spells that get blocked?
>>35272700>>35272663>http://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/SRD:Clonesounds pretty alchemist to me
>>35272692> Switch to Astral vision.> Keep scanning in the mundane.Use Astral for a bit to make sure nothings up, then mundane for 5-10 seconds, then recheck Astral for a little to make sure there's no summons or some shit getting ready to wreak havoc, rinse and repeat.
>>35272705I'm guessing this is more for NPCs. The only good side I see to Asher getting the extra over-type is the ability to eat spells as a bone. I don't think we could afford the extra limit required to get any cool things without spreading ourselves super thin. NPCs can obviously bypass that for the sake of awesomeness.
>>35272839>implying people would vote to become a subhuman bone
>>35272839Or go double Nerve to supercharge the magic he already has and bend reality over a barrel.
>>35272839Technically if we play our cards right we should have literally an eternity to continue upgrading ourselves and earning LIMIT. That's the dream at least. I'd actually be kinda annoyed if we became a god before becoming Divine in EVERY MOTHERFUCKING SCHOOL OF MAGIC.
>>35272923I'll be happy if we can just finish the quest without a bad end.
>>35272923Overs don't have infinite LIMIT potential. They'll just stop growing eventually. Some have higher potential than others, and as the mc I'm fairly sure we have pretty good potential, but we're not going to hit Divine in everything.If we want to keep getting more powerful, we'll have to go god or turn to magic assisted technology singularity.
Guys, if the fire from our wand won't hurt trees we should work on floralkinesis when we get the chance. That way we could cover ourselves in trees/bark and nuke an area without getting burned ourselves, even team up wood Toy Soldiers and Guards with black Fiends
>>35272956You are aware who our QM is?I wonder what he planned for the next hiatus so he can continue his narutofanfic
>>35272965>magic assisted technology singularity.If Asher and Daedalus met under different circumstances...
>>35272993We need to get Flora anyway because it's a life magic and will lead to Fauna which will open the door to even more insane Alchemy bullshit
>>35273008I'm gonna laugh when they become friends anyway, somehow I feel it will hppen
>>35272994 I'm not continuing Dead Last.
>>35273024We don't actualy need fauna and lifemagic
>>35273024didn't even think of that, shit you're right
>>35273037That's like saying you don't need a gun to fire a bullet. Yeah, you can do it with a nail and a hammer, but I wouldn't want to do it.
>>35273028Didn't knew that.
>>35273028>I'm not continuing Dead Last.Do you hate me Dran? Cause I feel you hate me.
>>35273008Shame things turned out the way they did. World could have been a very different place if we'd not joined with the Followers.>>35273028Thank you.
>>35273073 I just love Overhuman and want to try more original settings.
>>35273028should've gone Wood Style route, missing that's what killed it for me
>>35273088I love Overhuman too, since thread 1 even, but Dead Last was something I felt could have been great if we triedeven though /tg/ disappointed me by passing up the mystery box chakra
Dran, what percentage of your questions on ask.fm have been weird fetish shit (like the people obsessing over Xix's thighs)?
>>35273028God damn it.I actually liked it though. I guess anything Naruto themed is doomed to failure despite how good it actually is. I've literally got a couple pages in a notebook somewhere just for coming up with fighting gimmicks to make us a badass in that quest.>>35273088Overhuman is still better though. I daydreamed in linguistic anthropology today that I awakened from the intense torture as a nerve and immolated the entire room, only to realize shortly after that I wasn't fire proof and died a bitter, painful, and worthless death.
>>35273136>(like the people obsessing over Xix's thighs)I've clearly been away from ask.fm to long because what?
>>35273136I'd give it a rough 2%At 1000+ unanswered now...>>35273147Honestly if I had decent artistic ability I'd try to turn this into a comic or something. Wouldn't care about what happened after that, my life would be complete.
>>35273037It's 49 LIMIT, 2 OVERLIMIT to hit Divine in Summoning and Alchemy.By that point, the other points we get will be better served going into spells that have Alchemy/Summoning synergy, like Life magics. We'll get way more bang out of throwing ~20LIMIT into getting Flora&Fauna than we'd get out of throwing that much into our other spells.
>>35273136Probably at least 70% of the questions go into the trash.>Y R U A FAGGET?!?!?
>>35273185Is the plan still to bind the fallen into hillarious little items to carry around?
>>35273136My thigh questions were not fetish shit. I just wanted to get a better image of what she looks like.That guy asking about intercural was fetish shit, though.
>>35273206I'm still surprised no one's guessed why she's made with those thighs.
>>35273206Has this quest had any drawfriends yet?
>>35273200I was thinking that it would be fun to smash all of the fallen together into one summon and just call it "Sin". Would probably take one monster of a containment device to keep it from killing us. Probably need to rip out a few Bone souls and jam them in gems to act as an excess power drain and regulatory mechanism.
>>35273223>Implying it's not magical realm.So she can skip leg day?
>>35273223Nurses are supposed to be sexy?
>>35273223They have blood sacs in them for her transfusions?
>>35273242Drans friend made an OP pic that no longer gets used because it mainly featured Hydromancy and Fara. It was actually really good.
>>35273279It was from a drawthread.
>>35273223It's like camel humps. It's where she keeps the nutrients and raw materials for stuff?
>>35273223Future unholy abomination queens?
>>35273299>>35273278Yes, and bone marrow in the thighs are the primary source of red and white blood cell production.
>>35273348I guessed that in the Ask.fm weeks ago and you ignored it.
>>35273247We could always just stick it in Gaia. [spoilers]theres no way whatsoever that this could possibly backfire like say corrupting Gaia with pure sin
>>35273352Probably didn't see it with all the other crap...
>>35273371No one likes a whiner Dran
>>35273371Dorothy has 2 uncalled favors right now, yeah?trying to edit the summon paste some.
>>35273422Chance that she'll accept Asher's sweet lovin' in exchange for a favor?
>>35272045>Fiend Hammer>not Fiend Hammer Pitflaming whack a mole that turns into drowning them in lava, it's like you never solve your problems with extreme violence.
>>35273463>Make Solace watch>Pet him after we finish
>>35273279We need a replacement clearly.One million years in microsoft paint.
>>35273604>Donneth's faceHe's clearly done with this shit.
>>35273604I want Dran to actualy use that for the next thread
>>35273604poor hyrda, next time i swear little guy
>>35273604>Cyclops AsherMy sides,anon.
>>35273604I love it anon
>>35273586>not getting Dorothy to genderbend and humanize him>then procede to fuck them both
>>35273711I'm shit at coloring.
>>35273683Here's the summons and contracts paste updated.It still needs some work with things like Morgan's contract and Donneth's abilities and such, but I figured those were better left to you.>http://pastebin.com/2fqtmZhC
>>35273715Forgot we had brown hair.Kept picturing is black.
>>35273715I liked it
>>35273726I might bring it back. As much as I like the surreal pics, this one it a proper quest front.
>>35273749As you leave, your eye lingers on Solace. A golden eye opens, glaring you down. You unzip your pants and-“Don't.”Okay.
>>35272692 Separating the bincoculars, you pass the other part over to Gertrude, “This works better for me. Watch those buildings, I'll keep an eye on the crowd. I trust Legna and Morgan's forewarning. We need to keep a lookout.”You tap your radio, “Blackhawk, watch the roads. If we have mechs inbound, we need to know.”“Roger” Tony whispers back from his own nest. Alright. Gertrude is watching the other buildings, Tony's got the roads, and you've got the crowd with Marcus down there as well, plainclothes for the most part. He can throw his mask on when need be.You scan for people that aren't paying attention to the show while delegating the fade ward to Morgan. There's a lot of people to pick through and the fading light just makes it harder to really see anything.Chicago being the melting pot that it is, there's a lot of different types here...Switching over to Astral vision, you see the crowd of people as an entirely too large blob of awareness. The whole set that everyone's focused on is recreated in so much detail that you'd almost say that it was a higher definition than the mundane realm.The crowd itself though is barely recognizable and the further you get away from the stage, the more the awareness shrinks until it dips off into darkness with the occasional sweep of Tony's view of the road.You switch back to mundane sight and rub your eye. This is a pain in the ass. You expected at first to find something quick.
>>35273780You keep it up until Revol's ready to come up. Your dutiful nature erodes and you watch their models strut down the way.It starts off with a grand lightshow akin to a rainbow shifting as though to mimic the morning aurora. Then the models march down the runway in skimpy, completely unorthodox clothing. What's crazy is the fucking confidence they have even with the chill and how they're pretty much damn naked.Sailor suits with suspenders, glamorous white gowns with cuts that drop down to the belly button, and a bunch of other outright drop dead sexy and glamorous garb.Alright, after this one is...Eloc steps up onto the stage, his hair elegantly disheveled and a black suit with white cuffs, orderly and professional. This is it. The finale to the fashion week.First up is the Fire-proof suit. Eloc seems to go on about its applications. The suit itself looks pretty light overall and most notably a blinding metallic white. Two people in the suits step up, One Male version, one female. Devon's in the male of course. They walk up like some kind of shimmering, radiant knights, up and down the runways as Eloc goes on.As they turn about for a second walk, machines move from under the stage, spewing out a wall of blue flames.They walk through unphased, though Devon shows hesitation while the model just carries on like it's none of her damn business. As they come back through, the burners stop and the next set come out. This time, and this is ridiculous, Giant spinning machine blades appear from a split in the stage as well as the sides. The crowd gasps in shock as they whir into a blur of motion too fast for the eye to see. With a running start from behind the stage, the models, with Echo in the female attire sprint through, zipping between the flashing blades as they react at surreal, supernatural speed.
>>35273743we could use an updated one like his though...
>>35273743If you can edit Fara out of the background, then it'd be golden.
>>35273798 When they make it to the other side of the high speed gauntlet, the face-plates move out of the way and they take a deep breath of cold air, smiling and giving everyone a wave. The crowd goes absolutely wild.To be honest, that was fucking impressive. You'd never even seen Echo move that fast before... And she moves fast.Next up are Emilia and some other guy in the bullet proof armor. This one's curious because it just looks like a black suit... Wonder how they're going to demonstrate this one?They walk up and down the runway, strutting their stuff, you take note of the way the female suit grips Emilia firmly, accentuating her curves. When they get back, Eloc pulls out a revolver, personally shoots a plate at the end of the stage, shattering the clay into a thousand pieces that glitter at the end. Of the run.After that he places the gun right against Emilia's bust. For a moment, you feel protective, wanting to intervene. The gun goes off and Eloc pulls it away, the bullet falling against the runway and Emilia looking honestly surprised as she looks back. It's performed on the man too. And each is done again from the front as he explains some of the properties and likely what it'll be used for.Next comes the Invisible suit. No one steps out from backstage... A piece of the ceramic from earlier cracks and two people appear at the end in shimmering lustrous suits with no clear case of technology about it. They vanish again and reappear next to Eloc again as he explains the suits.Finally, Cassie comes out with another marn, they strut out with their clothes changing before the crowd's eyes. An ultimate garment that becomes a suit, a police uniform, a halter dress and tux, shorts and a t-shirt. During one of the transitions, the attire stops on some kind of BDSM gear for the both of them. Cassie looks down in disbelief, her jaw dropped as she tries to cover herself.
>>35273892We need one of the suits
>>35273892 Her male counterpart however, turns around in nothing but a leather thong and harness, completely unperturbed by the event.There's a large whooping from the crowd as Eloc rides the hype high on all the designs as they get into something of a lineup in order of appearance. As he's wrapping everything up, this is the moment that your guys are supposed to incapacitate the models and run off with everything.Emilia makes the first move, a swift stab to her counterpart with a stungun, he convulses and drops, the others swiftly do the same as Eloc spins around, as though he doesn't understand what's going on. He's playing his part nicely.Suddenly, you feel a strange surge of magic and Legna falling over you with her shield as he wall of your window detonates with shocking force, knocking Gertrude back across the office room. Legna's shield protects you as you try to get a bead on what the fuck just happened.“Blackhawk, do you copy?! What the fuck is going on?!”The shortrange buzzes with static fuzz, communications lost. Flying blind.With a wave, you flush the dust and debris out of the way. (Faust, there's an enemy. The battle begins.)“Thank you captain hindsight, where are they?” Just as you finish talking, another series of blasts pepper your footing like a dozen firecrackers going off, you feel yourself begin to fall until Legna grabs you and flings you back to safety, standing upon air with her shield raised.(I cannot see them, the spells are happening instantly.)>What's your first move?> Throw up Ignorance to halt the spell. You'll worry about direction later.> Fall back and pick up Gertrude, the two of you need to evacuate the building.> Blink to a new location, this one is compromised.> (Other)
>>35274033> Throw up Ignorance to halt the spell. You'll worry about direction later.Use Morgan to scout for the enemy
>>35274033>> Throw up Ignorance to halt the spell. You'll worry about direction later.
>>35274033> Throw up Ignorance to halt the spell. You'll worry about direction later.Get Morgan and doneth on recon
>>35274033> Throw up Ignorance to halt the spell. You'll worry about direction later.Morgan in attack mode. Legna should try to not get sucked into the ward
>>35274033Start a Blink to a new position, then step out so that they blast us and we can attempt to get a sense of where they're shooting from before the Blink completes. Make sure we tell Legna what we're about to do.Once the Blink goes through, throw up the FDT ward and make some walls with Geo.
>>35274066>>35274075>>35274089>>35274097>>35274033Hold up, guys. We're in a building with no earth to work with for walls.Do we have any water? Can we sense water in pipes nearby? If not, could we convert some air into water so that we can make ice walls so that we don't just get shot when we turn on the ward that makes Legna unable to block for us?
>>35274033>> Fall back and pick up Gertrude, the two of you need to evacuate the building.
>>35274033>> Fall back and pick up Gertrude, the two of you need to evacuate the building.Does this mean that we need to get all the other people out of the building or is it saying that we need to just get out ourselves? Because I could agree with getting the fuck out of there if it's just us.
>>35274170Just you two. Fuck the other people, building isn't coming down, just under fire.
>>35274129This makes me really want the bulletproof suit.
>>35274033No matter what we do, get the Ravens out to find the enemy and Donneth out to destroy them. Morgan too.I'm leaning towards getting out of this fucking building because like >>35274129 said, they could just pull out a gun and shoot us if we use Ignorance in here.
Going with the evac because it's the tactical thing to do.Your first nerve fight. Huehue...
>>35274255Technically we fought that guy who came with Belila to attack the Followers. Pretty sure he was a Nerve and he died horribly. Not necessarily to us alone, but we helped. Kinda
>>35274255Good thing we have a pet bone to distract them
I really hope the end of this fight doesn't turn into a squabble over the body between Legna and Donneth. That's gonna be a pain.
Just wanted to point out, since it occurred to me and I hadn't noticed it mentioned at any point.We're an Alchemist.With a Valkyrie.And plans to rock the horrible experimentation scene.We just need glasses and a cape and we're the motherfucking Lezard Valeth.
>>35274510Best I can do is a monocle.
>>35274466Legna sends the soul to Valhalla, Donneth eats the body
>>35274546He doesn't eat them anymore, he "keeps them as trophies", whatever the fuck that means. Haven't been able to get Dran to tell me how the fuck an astral being keeps corpses as trophies.
>>35274033 More explosions tear about drywall and glass, sending the shrapnel everywhere to keep you pinned down behind Legna's shield and cloak.“They are relentless” she growls, “We should move to better ground. We cannot engage them like this.”You understand the situation as far as you can see it. They're making things expolode to obscure your vision. Why? Because they've got you pegged as a nerve before a shot fired.“Cover me!” You shout as you run to the back for Gertrude. You give her a once over, looks like shr's got a bit of shrapnel stuck in her, “You good to move, we've got company.”“Says you,” She groans, coughing and getting up. Another series of minor detonations burst at the window. They can't see you either now. They don't give a shit about killing you it looks like.Gertrude gets up, invoking a bit to shrug off some of her injury, “What's going on?” “Attack, we need to move, I'm going to go to another building, you evac whatever way you can, alright?”Gertrude gives you a nod as you make a run for it. Dipping into another office, the glass and drywall immediately detonates in another flurry of explosions, glass cascading through the room. Legna keeps her shield up steadfast. You run to another, and another with the same thing happening. All you need is a bead on another building and-There's a delay in the detonations, a series explode from the other side. You see a the roof of another building and blink yourself there, leaving a fiend in your wake as though jumping through a portal of flame.Legna rushes to your side, the detonations keep erupting along the building with others on the ground.“Donneth, kill that caster!” You command the Wendigo with a clenched fist and he manifests, a laerge bolt of energy notched and ready. It's fired and then he vanishes again to seek out the target.The bolt detonates in midair, but you've got other shit to worry about.
>>35274619>You command the Wendigo with a clenched fist and he manifests, a laerge bolt of energy notched and readyWhat? Donneth uses energy bows now?
>>35274619 A stray gust pushes at you from this high up and you just about fall if not for Legna giving you a push the opposite way, “Careful.” She says, pointing her sword down at the ground.Marcus is up on stage fighting three people at once that each utilize disturbing hand speed. His fists are on fire as he constantly seems to go for a killing motion only to be parried an punished by the excellent offense offered. What's strange is that you don't recognize their garb. They look oriental. A peer through the astral and you see a Crane and a Dragon wrapped around the two of them, guiding their movements with practiced precision and skill.Where the hell did these people come from?There's a large truck at the end of the road wheeling on in, thrashing as the Police scramble to get their cars out of the way. As it drives by, black figures slip out of the back before the great white titans that are those bigger mechs drop out... They look different than before.“DOWN!” Legna shouts as more explosions pound against her shield, “It won't take much more of this, I need assistance!”You feel the roof, stone all around and water running through the building. This explosion harassment is getting real old real fast...> Return fire with Fiend!> Blink to the person, they won't be able to snipe you anymore.> Empower Legna.> Blink down to the ground
>>35274652>> Blink to the person, they won't be able to snipe you anymore.>> Empower Legna.
>>35274652>[x] Empower Legna.>[x] Return fire with Fiend!
>>35274652Empower her, bitch you a valkeryie, you don't get to give up.
>>35274652> Blink to the person, they won't be able to snipe you anymore.> Empower Legna.be ready with a Knight just in case we need to immediately engage
>>35274688>>35274709>Get told we've been fucking up 99% of our engagements by getting into close range >"Let's Blink down right next to them!"
>>35274760>Dat Warrior mentalityThis'll be fun though.
>>35274652Ok, so we see the explosion man, we're unsure if he has backup around him, we sent Donneth to go kill him, we're on a rooftop, and Legna's HP is getting low so she needs a top off.Am I getting the situation more or less right?
>>35274803Pretty much. And shit's going to hell on the ground.
>>35274793I don't understand my fellow voters. Anything we can do to them up close we could do to them from a mile away.All being up close does is force us to Blink away again afterwards and potentially expose ourself to an ambush if they have people or traps set up around them.
>>35274652> Return fire with Fiend!> Empower Legna.
>>35274810Explosion man is on the ground or a different rooftop?
I'm thinking that Steel aspect would probably be the thing we want to buff if she's going to be tanking shots for us like this.
>>35274867You are not wrong,
>>35274867With us being glass artillery for the foreseeable future, I can get behind this
>>35274888Also has that bonus effect of making her anathema to fae, so she'd be effective against Morgan if she goes rogue.
>>35274652 With a cold breath you tap into your magic and empower Legna further, the burn driving knives through your body as she shines, her shield mending itself.“Such power will not be wasted.” She says just as explosions crackle from below, the foundation coming down from under your feet, causing you to fall wildly. You stare at a point at the enemy's building.“Legna! Go!” You shout as you lock on and initiate blink. You fall the rest of the way, smashing your head into the pavement before your consciousness returns and you're standing in a parking garafe with Donneth howling as explosions erupt from all around as hundred of thousands of dollars in property damage.You push back the need to empty the contents of your stomach from the experience and dodge behind a pillar as Legna rushes to your side in the astral.(Summoner, they!) The Wyld Wendigo howls, his communication broken by a sudden astral explosion. You dip around the corner, looking hard for your target. You see a hair of them and immediately swing out with the black wand, a series of Fiends erupting across the scrapped cars, doing the community a service for slagging them further.There's a moment of silence without movement. No response from Donneth... Then there's too much for someone to hide behind.>Burn: Moderate(low)> Blink the fuck out.> Send Legna out to engage. > Fuck it. Full incantation fiend with the wand. Nothing survives.> (Other)
>>35274939> Blink the fuck out.Do not trust this situation at all, I WOULD want to just nuke it with fiends, but I don't wanna hit Donner.
>>35274976Donneth's out of commission.
>>35274939Do we see potential exits? Could we use Wall to block them off with Geo before Blinking out?
>>35274939> Fuck it. Full incantation fiend with the wand. Nothing survives.This is so tempting.
>>35274939>>35274988> Fuck it. Full incantation fiend with the wand. Nothing survives.Fuck it then.
>>35274994You see a way out, you can blink so long as you can see the spot.That said, this exploder's been detonating glass, drywall, concrete, Donneth's arrow, and Donneth.
I'm just gonna throw this out there before it comes up:If we do a Fiend-Knight at any point, DON'T USE THE GODDAMN WAND FOR IT.
>>35274939Would the full-incantation fiend be putting more burn than normal into it or would it just be adding on the incantation?
>>35275059Full incantation= MUCH bigger spell versus the instant shit.
>>35275016Could we blink to the moon?
>>35275016I meant more over in the area where the splodeyman was so that we could cage him in. Sure, he could probably explode a way out, but then he'd give himself away.
>>35275072If we do an incantation that calls on the nature of the wand instead of the usual middleschool garage band heavy metal lyrics, would that also help a tiny bit more?
This dude is good at the spam. It's pretty impressive, really.
>>35275097You got something? Or are we defaulting to "yada yada~ I AM THE FIEND!"
>>35275124O great burned forest, I call forth your righteous rage in my time if need. Go forth and let loose your burned and ashes anger upon my enemies. Some something fiendThat sounds good right
>>35275124Yada yada ~ Forest burned by flames express your rage and lend your hatred to reduce all who stand against us to ash in a wild conflagration of fury. ~yada ~ I'm worse at this than I thought.Fuck I feel like a massive chuuni.
>>35275124I'm not an elequent man but do point out to mister wand that these damned humans are just blowing shit up. Think about what they would do if they survived and got to a forest
>>35275222I don't think the wand is really that intelligent. Seems to mostly have two settings>Wreck everything that isn't plants>Don't wreck plants
>>35275235Things go boom, bad things make go boom, boom get forest if bad not go boom. Make go boom.
>>35275124I call upon the rage of the Old Lands to make its will be know. Fire begets fire, death begets death, and in the inferno's wake will be naught but cinders. I dunno. If you can pick and pull the things people've said and cobble it into an incantation, then that's cool
>>35275124Took me 10 minutes, this shit is pretty hard.Here today in the black of night, let my malice burn intensely bright, with wand of ashen death inflamed, let this fucker be horribly pained, for the dead forests anger is my ally in my time of need, This guy needs to die, FOR I AM THE FIEND!I only realized halfway through that it didn't necessarily need to rhyme, but whatever.
>>35275313Shit nigger, just stick it to your fridge with a magnet and move on. You don't need to make me feel bad.
>>35275293>>35275336I like it anon.
>>35275349Nigga what about mine? Or the other two? Nigga why you playing favorites and shit. Like nigga you gay. Fag
>>35275293>with wand of ashen death inflamed, let this fucker be horribly painedJesus Christ that's hilarious. It's awesome in that cheesy metal kind of way that I love, and it fits the situation well enough. You should write songs, anon.
>>35275365I can only hope that Legna says something about his once it's all over.>Walking back to base>Legna walking beside us>She turns her head to look at us and quirks an eyebrow>"with wand of ashen death inflamed, let this fucker be horribly pained">Moment of silence>She starts laughing>You truly have gift for incantations, Faust.
>>35275349Thanks Dran.>>35275365I realized it was gonna be kinda cheesy and edgy no matter what, so I just went all in.
>>35275365It doesn't actually fit the situation because burns of the scale on which we're going for will kill the nerve cells before they can fire pain signals. Full-blown incineration even moreso. Inflicting pain with this means that it doesn't instantly kill him.
>>35275349When we use Ignorance, where is the orb in relation to Asher's body? Right infront of him within arm-length? Can he set it at variable distances?
>>35275409Nigga we talking about a dead forest, I doubt it understands how nerves works
Y'know, Faust said that both objects and places can ascend. The wand is kinda like a place crammed into an object.Is it possible that the wand ascends? I'd find it hilarious if the quest ended with Asher dead in a ditch and his wand turning into a god of fire and rage.
>>35274939 You steady yourself, violence and bloodshed scream in from the outside, disturbing the silence of your little battle. That detonator is too dangerous to just let go. Who knows if they're dead or alive?You touch the wand and bring it up, channeling your power through the tool as you begin an incantation.“O Great burned wood,With raging flames you spare the weed.O Great Tree of Poplar wood,Hear my call.For in the gallery's night,I demand your might.with wand of ashen death inflamed, let this fucker be horribly pained, With dead and burned revenge as my wingFor destruction and death is what we will bring,I AM THE FIEND”You hear something in another language as you finish, but you let your spell fly, high pressure makes the air heavy and the burn sinks into your body, forcing you to grit your teeth against the pain. So long as it gets rid of them, right?The bursts of black and red flame manifest, littering the cars with your own versions of explosions, turning the place into a burning pile if molten metal.Yet the burn continues as the explosions carry on, the flame building, monsterous fangs rapidly coming into existence with a head, eyes, and a robust body of broiling flame trailing after. Your eye goes wide as you witness the thing manifest of its own accord, molten glass and metal rolling into its body as it dives forward, thrashing, spewing flame and turning the parking lot into an absolute hell-hole.
>The realization that Daedalus is doing what we want to be doing except he's using robot stuff instead of summoning+alchemy
>>35275562Explosions erupt at the thing's body, and another series as you start to run away with Legna's bidding as the beast goes out of control, howling flame at its first intended target as it chases after.You jump over the edge carelessly for a momenr, desperate to be away from the flames as you do a quick blink down to the ground, a sigh as you look back at the parking garage that's rapidly heating to the point of melting, your hand still on the wand, the burn continuing some until it apparently casts off.You see a burning eye leer out of the place at you, and you can only wonder what theat mass of burning hate is as you promptly start to run the fuck away.It's wild, no contract, you aren't even sure if it's an actual summon. For all you know it could be emotion incarnate.Black figures slide in front of you, one to the back. Just as you start to think, they blast you with their sonic, returning you to a world without sound as you crumble to the concrete in agony...>[End Thread]>The Battle for Fashion continues next thread!
>>35275564 Yup. He's gonna be great.
>We summoned a rage beast>Immediately get sonic'dDamn it.
>>35275566Is next thread on Friday or Saturday or next week?
>>35275566We need to start wearing earmuffs, shit.
>>35275566I'm getting real tired of your shit dran
>>35275566Huh. I guess the right choice was to just Blink away after all.
>>35275588This saturday.Should be about 22:00 servertime.
>>35275546Looks like you're right.
>>35275566What's our burn like now? High(High)? Critical(Low)?
>>35275562>something in another languageSo the forest fire wasn't in an English speaking region. That narrows down nothing. But I will find out where this wand is from. Because I don't think asking Dorothy is an option right now
>>35275637The wand wasn't the one talking.
Well, at least we have Xix and Morgan to fix our ears this time. If we don't die or get captured by Overwatch. Again.
>>35275643So Asher started speaking in tongues or was it some astral thing?
>>35275643Oh the Chinese magic fags were saying shit then?
>>35275658Other people can do incantations as well.
>>35275661No... That's the weird thing. It sounded... Russian?
>>35275662So did someone cast there own spell? Or was Legna helping us?
Oh man, Saph is going to LOVE this thing.>inb4 it's actually Amon, Fallen of WrathWell, it's probably not, but it would be funny and horrifying if it was.
>>35275672>sounded RussianWell that doesn't help any. A fuck ton of languages sound Russian
>>35275566Well, I guess we figured out what Adept Pyromancy can do. It can nuke a parking garage and turn the entire thing into a hellish slag-pile, at least if you have the rage wand.
>>35275566http://pastebin.com/2fqtmZhCHere's the edited Summons/Contracts paste again.
>>35275566Just making sure, but we're not totally unconscious, right? We can still attempt to cast and our summons can do stuff, right?
>>35275750Yeah, just a bit stunned.>The Good>The Bad.The Weird
>>35275766Also, which suit you guys interested in?
>>35275777The sonic one.
>>35275777Bulletproof 90%Fireproof 10%If there was a soundproof, I'd want that one.
>>35275794He used a pistol, if he had used a rifle I would be impressed
>>35275766The suits are cool.I'm worried about Tony. Partially because I don't want him to be hurt, partially because I'm worried he'll happen upon us half dead in the street and finish the job.Gertrude a shit.Legna pretty cool, I wanna get her +Steel even more.Donneth has a bow? The fuck? Maybe mention that on the paste, because it sucks to not know what our summons can do.The combo spells with Veins were cool. Shame we didn't get a chance to use one. Maybe Emilia or Devon or Echo or someone will find us and we can supercharge them to kill the wraiths.The Hate Beast is kinda cool. Looking forward to seeing where that goes. Maybe we could meditate on the wand and look at the thing in the astral later?I'm wondering how things would have gone if we had the magma hydraFUCKING WRAITHS GOD DAMN IT I HATE THESE THINGS MORE THAN BONES REMOVE DAEDALUS
>>35275806We need to hear the upper limits before we pick, but initial impression is that the bulletproof is best.I don't trust the fireproof suit to protect us from the kind of hellstorm we'd be making in a situation where we actually need it.
>>35275777Pretty sure most everyone agrees with that guy who posted earlier on when the suits were first shown.
>>35275777the one Echo wore
>>35275766Where the hell is Morgan?
>>35275831Speed/agility/strength.Could open some doors for close rrange possibilities.
>>35275846Doing whatever feels right.
>>35275848>high speed punches as we melt their insides via touch magicWant
>>35275858So she tripping the civies?
>>35275859Dude no. Every touch spell incurs added cost and isn't even any more effective than just blasting the area next to them. It's a retarded change of tactics that goes against the majority of the spells we have and puts us even closer to shit we don't want to be close to while not having the defensive or regenerative capabilities of a Vein or Bone.
>>35275848I like it cause it would meant we wouldn't HAVE to have someone on point to watch our back in close range, while also giving us the ability to bail out without Blink if needed.kinda wanna give Spider lady the flame proof one so she can combo with us without getting burned
>>35275888Did you forget how easily echo dodged through the gauntlets? Also with alchemy touch magic is fucking amazing
>>35275901>>35275899>>35275888Just saying, Legna could teach Asher how to magic sword.
>>35275901The agility suit is not bad, but using it to attempt to go all CQC touch magic bullshit is retarded.>Also with alchemy touch magic is fucking amazingTouch magic doesn't suddenly make alchemy amazing, it's great without running up to them and trying to touch them.
>>35275777Bulletproof.Usually I'd be all over the speed one, and if it has increased perception as well, (which It would need for them to tell when to sanic through the blades) I still like it, but Asher can already get away from shit, he needs a defense against things that catch him by surprise (thoughtform sentries soon)
>>35275921>not replacing replacing the air in someone's body with laughing gas>not making their brain tear itself apart with water magicAnd I said punches because running up and beat hugging them is stupid. Doing it slowly while using Sanic speed to dodge should be easy
>>35275777I wanted the Agility suit, but the people calling to rush in an try to kung-fu death touch people makes me not want to go anywhere near it.
>>35275777Really we need to see their upper limits before anything else. Can the fire one let you take a dip in lava? Can the bullet one get hit by an 45mm and still be just fine? Can the speed one time travel?Shit we need to know before anything
>>35275957>Not replacing the air in the general area with laughing gas>Not just making an explosion right next to their headalso>Not realizing that touch magic can be directly fought against by anyone, even mundane, which cranks the burn up way higher than similar spells not applied directly to a personRunning up to them is retarded. If you wanted to use the suit to stay mobile and out of melee confrontations, then that'd be awesome. Instead you want to rush at people and get into retarded engagements, risking unnecessary harm, because you have some hardon for the worst way to kill people in the setting.
>>35275991>implying staying out of melee is an option at this point
So uh the bullet proof one is just a suit right? What about our head? I'm worried about our head. Like seriously we are fighting the super gubmnt, they can probably aim better than a star trooper
>>35276059>star trooperYou fucked up
>>35276025>implying that enemies trying to exploit our weakness in close range means we should rush in at close rangeNo, and just because we might get a suit that enhances agility, that doesn't mean it's suddenly not a weakness. The suit puts the wearer on par with the average Bone/Vein in terms of movement, yes. That doesn't mean shit when we're going to be fighting Bones, Veins, mutants, and robots that are above average.>If we try to touch cast on a Bone, it won't work at all as they eat the magic and then tear our head off>If we try to touch cast on a Nerve, they can touch cast right back at us>If we try to touch cast on a Vein, it could go ok-ish I guess if they're not a melee build or something that lets their aura rip things apart at close range like Petre was. Totally negates the Nerve's advantage over a Vein being their superior casting range.>If they're a mundane, why the fuck are we touch casting them instead of just using a Fiend that they can't do shit about?Touch magic is not something you base your combat style on. It's a very niche thing that is only used by healers, overs who modify people, or for surprise attacks against people who have no clue what the hell is going on. You want to throw out our classes main advantage and attempt to replace it with a shitty niche feature to pretend to be one of the other classes.>>35276059All the suits cover the head.
>>35276093Oh good, I was worried we were gonna pick it, get cocky, and have a sniper splatter our brains across the wall
>>35275777The cloak one could be fucking amazing if we figure out a way to hide our spells, maybe a full on white out tier blizzard from donneth, maybe just fog. Something.
Anyone else noticing that asher keeps commenting on how "real" everything is through astral sight? Is he just getting used to astral sight or is he going batshit on us?
>>35276093>surprise attacks against people who have no clue what the hell is going onClarification: I don't mean running up behind some hostile over out in the field and touching him, I meant for things like if we're in a place full of people and we want to stealthily kill a guy, so we walk up to him and shake his hand and set up his heart so that it pops in a few minutes. Even then, I don't see why we'd do it when we could have Morgan curse bad-luck him super hard.
>>35276173You do realize the guy would almost certainly notice us rigging his heart to pop right?
>>35276227If he wasn't a mage, he'd probably just think he's having heartburn or something. If he was a mage, or knew about mages, then yeah. He'd probably notice.Like I said, it's a very, very niche facet of Nerve magic.
>>35276235 I kinda wanna figure out a viable use for combat touch magic, besides hurr durr kungfu, if the enemy is distracted it might work. Stealthy touch magic user who also uses summons, or just allies, to distract his enemies while he touch of deaths them? I doubt it would work but it would be cool to see
>>35276093Not that guy but hasn't Dran outright stated that asher is dangerous to touch? He stated that the only problem is Asher is made of glass. So the bullet proof one would actually make melee not entirely retarded. Still retarded though.
>>35276314Yes, touching a Nerve is dangerous to everything that isn't a Bone. Being anywhere within the sight range of a Nerve is dangerous. Damn near everything in this setting is dangerous to touch.Asher being dangerous to touch =/= touch is the most deadly or effective thing he can do.Asher being dangerous to touch =/= the non-touch applications of his power are not also dangerous and effective.
>>35276352I'm still trying to find the most efficient way to deal with a bone. I'm thinking maybe traps and shit that go off too fast for them to eat. Or maybe a trap that trigger when the magic bait is eaten. Idk man direct confrontation with bones is scary
>>35276430It's different for every Bone. They all have different physiology, capabilities, and magic consuming ranges. Some can only eat in touch range, most can eat within some spherical radius around them, a rare few can consume any magic within sight. Some are fast, some are tough, some are intangible, some transform, some are basically inanimate objects, some regenerate.ClF3 would work great for Belila, Marcus would laugh at it.
>>35276457What we need is to figure out how to make a black hole. I'd like to see a bone get spaghettified
>>35276277I can't think of one. Close range combat could potentially work after we pick up some crazy alchemy modifications and homunculus shells and enchanted items, but touch casting is just so fucking stupid.
>>35276526Honestly the best thing to do would be to use pseudo touch magic, just coat yourself in the spell, or blast the spell into them at very close range
>>35276544That offers no benefit at all and is detrimental to the safety of the Nerve while also forcing the spell to be weaker. Even if you were just fighting training dummies, it would be putting the Nerve at risk of injury for no reason.You keep thinking like Vein when it comes to fighting and Asher is not a Vein. Even if he gets artificially enhanced physical abilities, he is not a Vein and you can't use his magic like he is one.
I'm realizing that this fight with splodey man is another situation where those Wisps that we never made would have come in handy.
>>35276573I'm saying that would be the bst touch magic. Touch magic is garbage. I never wanna be within a mile of another over in this quest at all, but that's not really an option
>>35276625Even if we are forced to be closer to enemies than we want to be, that doesn't mean we have to fall back on garbage touch magic. If enemies are closer than we like, we Blink away. If we pick the Agility suit, then we also run away. While we're trying to put distance between them and us, we blast them.That's a hell of a lot better than charging them and attempting to coat ourself in fire and punch them with it.
>>35276652I agree though? I will never vote for anything melee. People made of glass shouldn't fight up close and personas
>>35276666Oh. It sounded like you were saying "we're gonna be forced into suboptimal engagement ranges anyway, so we may as well light ourself on fire and try to punch people."
>>35276674I'm stupid, not suicidally retarded
>>35276666>People made of glass shouldn't fight up close and personasEven if we manage to mod Asher to the point that he's not glass, nerve magic really isn't good at all for close range. That's not to say that close range would never ever ever happen, if we get good enough alchemic augments we could do things like kill enemy nerves by activating Ignorance and then rushing them. Still wouldn't want to use touch magic, but we could totally get in close and shoot them in the face or hack at em with a machete. Some veins would be able to be engaged with similar tactics, but the ones like Edgelord would actually really be a problem since Ignorance couldn't stop his soul blade from cutting into us. Hexing veins like Father Assrape would also be a problem at close range. Both of them we'd still want to bombard at range.There'd be a rare breed of bone that would actually be better to engage at close range if we get high-tier augments. They'd only have med-moderate physical abilities themselves while also being able to eat magic very quickly and at long ranges. I'd rather just run away from them completely, but if forced to fight then close could be better depending on what we can do.Touch magic is still retarded though.I know you more or less agree with me, I'm just typing shit at this point.
You know who I miss? Noatok. I really miss the big fuck-your-robots indian.
Something else that might be cool for close range tactics would be to activate a Blink, then rush in using the agility suit (or augments) and try to get a hit in with a magic sword or something. Even if we don't hit em, the doppelganger will Fiend us and hopefully they'll take some damage from the blast.
>>35276977>Activate Blink>Activate Ignorance>Charge enemy with magic sword>Doppelganger keeps trying to Fiend us, it's getting caught in our Ignorance ward>We get a hit or two in with the sword, but nothing really that great>They manage to snap our spine in half>Ignorance turns off>Massive Fiend detonation from all the stored blasts>Respawn at the doppelgangerIf that works it would be so fucking awesome.
>>35277155That sounds fucking awesome
>>35277155Second. It's exactly the kind of dickass move Asher would pull.
>>35277155Need someone save that tactic
I think people are underestimating the invisibility suit. With some tuning on the stealth ward, enemies wouldn't be able to see us in the astral or the real.
Could we summon something symbiotic to enhance Asher? Like nanites or anything that won't screw us over really.
>If we get knocked out here, without any wards, and without Emilia(Gaia), then Lucifer will tear us apart.
>>35278541That was more or less the plan with Alchemy. Use Summoning to make new parts, then use Alchemy to graft them to his body. We've just been waiting for it to hit Adept because that's when we can start experimenting in that area.
>>35278552M-maybe Odin will have our back??>LOKI!!
>>35278569I think I'd rather just try really really hard to not get knocked unconscious.