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
>>35902074 “Hey, have you been okay?” Is the first thing Saph says as you walk through the door, Emilia at your back. She sits at a table with some of the others, familiar faces noticeably more haggard and yet resounding with confidence. A dark haired guy gives you a sharp one-eyed glare, an elbow and his gaze averts to Echo whom gives you a little smile.Echo's attire has changed as well, though she's not wearing her suit, she's gotten a slimming chinese robe with fox-like caricatures inprinted upon the back. It's flamboyant and almost gaudy, a cut at the legs revealing short spats to preserve her modesty, if anything else, it looks comfortable.You give a shrug to Saph and find yourself a set against the wall, sliding down away from everyone else with Emila sitting by your side. “Been fine, better even. You wanted to talk to me?”Saph looks over to Henry, he lowers his gaze, interlacing his fingers as he hunches over grimly, his eye finding you again. One-eyed buddies eh? You can't help but to smirk.“Henry, you don't have to stay...” Saph begins.“No, it's fine. Want to know why this guy's been skipping out on training.” His fingers slip apart and he reclines on the sofa, an arm somewhat over Echo's shoulders, “I get that he's had experience but you'd think that he'd help us train like he did before.” He pauses on that note, “Instead of fucking off to the woods for God knows what.”Saph gives him a smile, though you can't help but to return his glare, your gaiter dropped just enough for the green leaves of your recent “installation” to be seen. “So, is this some team building intervention? Make it quick,” You glance to the window, the setting sun, “I've got things to do.”
>>35902131 Saph lifts a cup of tea from the table, taking a careful sip. You notice that Marcus isn't in the room. “No, it's not. I've just been worried about you. They say idle hands do the work of the devil or something, right?” She smiles through a deeper drink, before setting the cup down upon a coaster. You notice that Echo's cup is drained and Henry's is untouched.“Oh?” You say with a devious grin, “I'm not really acquainted with that one anymore you know.”“I'm aware-”“Wait, seriously?” Henry's jaw slackens at that, grimace of disbelief.“See? Didn't I tell you that Fox doesn't lie?” Echo teases, her little eared hand puppet raised, fingertips alight with orange and blue power... Did that... change?“Excuse me, Henry, Echo.” Saph gives them a forced smile, “Can I talk?” “Yes ma'm.” Henry relents, reclining back again.Staying silent, you check Echo and Henry's astral. Echo's appearance has changed, another foxtail lingering about her in the astral. Henry? There's a deadliness to his spirit, but otherwise it maintains a cool blue and green radiance. It reminds you of nature's wilds. A predator? It reminds you of Donneth and Hot Rod.“Asher.” Saph clears her throat, “Is there anything I can do to help you? We're in this together. You aren't alone.”> Tell her about the portal and meeting Camille.> Defer to silence on that topic. Ask what's changed to shift the conversation.> Leave.> (Other)
>>35902209> Tell her about the portal and meeting Camille
>>35902209> Tell her about the portal and meeting Camille.Well, you did say we probably need people to come with us for Camille...I'm just worried that this is going to result in immediately kicking off the "Wait, we're married now?!" thing.
>Badass water dragon summon never.>>35902209I have a feeling that telling them about the trees thing is going to elicit a chorus of "what the fuck?" since this whole TREEEEES thing really is out of nowhere.
>>35902209> Tell her about the portal and meeting Camille.Tell her we have been looking into some alliances for ZG. "Oh, I'm just planning on getting a member of overwatch to join us, and maybe also all of the fae"
>>35902209> Leave.Tell Henry if we wants our help training we'll be glad toLet's teach him how to ward the valley girl way
>>35902677He's a Vein tho.
>>35902619>for ZGFuck ZG, they're just a good cash cow. They care not for the wood, only for flesh. Dirty filthy flesh
>>35902209>inb4 Meli pops into the room mid-conversation
>>35902706Even better. We can just beat him to death with fiends
>>35902619well it's only the seelie so it would only be half the fae
Saph is gonna be so butthurt
>>35902768>emilia tells asher that this won't help him at all>asher just laughs>sure it will, he'll learn to shut up like a good boy
>>35902710I can't wait to tell saph to fuck herself when she suggests we burn down a forest as part of a misson
>>35902816>implyingAsher holds no power here. He doesn't have an army, nobody knows he has the potential to make one, and he doesn't have any exceptional magic. He has 2 high-tier spells, but they're meh-grade and he doesn't know dick about science so Alchemy isn't nearly as potent as it could be in someone else's hands.Asher is a dangerous annoyance that is only tolerated because Saph had some weirdo vision that said he might kinda sorta matter because destiny or something.
>>35902964Libraries exist, they often have books on chemistry
>>35902209> Defer to silence on that topic. Ask what's changed to shift the conversation.
>>35902964>implyingAshers shit because we're retards, and so are the people giving asher orders. Asher shouldn't be anywhere near the front line, we seriously need a telescope.
>>35902964We can work the mythical parts of Alchemy though
>>35902964>tfw asher is a mega-tard and didn't pay any attention during class
>>35903072Asher's shit because Dran gave misleading explanations of the magic system and then goes "oh btw that was totally wrong" after we went and suck points into a path based on faulty info.
>>35902209>> Tell her about the portal and meeting Camille.
>>35903137>tfwIf only dran wasn't a shit
>>35903159>>35903137He's not doing it on purpose to fuck us over. He just struggles a bit with making systems that accurately represent the magical progression of the setting and can hold up to long-term use.
>>35903137I'm still waiting to meet a deity willing to suck the limit out of us then hand it back and tell us "Don't fuck up this time"It'll never happen but I can dream damn it
>>35903215Maybe if he actually planned out his system before he ran, and maybe if he didn't nerf something when we realize it's slightly stronger than another magic.
>>35903215Pretty much, yeah.
>>35903255It's harder than it sounds. I can sympathize with the guy.
>>35903259>admits that we are shit>and its his fault even if on accidentI-I don't know what to think anymore
>>35903220All into summoning. Hit Divine rank and it's impossible for them to break control.Actually, I wish we'd gotten the ranks and control explanation waaaaay earlier. I feel like that would have helped out a lot.
>>35903328Nah man, all into pyro, having zero actual degence beyond summons is a death sentence
>>35903366Hydro is the better elemental at high ranks.
>>35903215I'm mostly just upset with the investment into Alchemy. It was super built up and required us to spend a lot of points just to unlock, but it seems like Dran is trying to lead us away from it. Like, Alchemy is the only branch that requires an external tutor for us to do anything and now Dran is saying that we should just use it to make golems and shit.
>>35903366>wanting bones to laugh at you as they eat your magic nukesNah man, alchemy. Golem army and tge ability to create death chemicals, after Faust tells asher about them or we spend a week gitting gud at science
>>35903259Would you be willing to create an opportunity for resetting our points, or at least resetting 10 points or so?
I'm glad we all realize putting any points into anything but your one magic is retarded
>>35903464>tfw if you wanna be any kind of good you have to be a boring one trick pony
>>35902209 All eyes on you now, you have the floor, and Emilia entwines her fingers with those of your left hand, squeezing your hand as a show of support. She nods to you and you hold your ground.“I'm looking for allies. There's one that I think we might be able to recruit from Overwatch, I heard that she's assisting in Millenium Park's repair. And the other in the Seelie Fae from leg-”“Asher.” Saph gives you a stern stare, “Recruitment from Overwatch I can abide, but I've told you what I think of old mythology. And the fae? You really want to be indebted to them?”“I'll do it myself if need be, in any case our arrangement doesn't concern Zeitgeist as much as it does the natural world. They'll protect nature while we go for the corporate bigwigs, right?”Saph hesitates, thinking for a moment.“The fae?” Henry asks aloud.“Faeries. Asher wants Faerie friends.” Echo answers.“Well, what's wrong with that? Just faeries, right?'Saph shakes her head, “No, Henry. Faeries come in a lot of shapes and sizes. Goblins, trolls, brownies, boggarts, sprites, sylphs, gnomes... They are all considered faeries.”You can't help but to grin as you stand, releasing your fingers from Emilia's hand, “Learned, aren't you?” Saph stares back, “Anyone that's dabbled in Wicca is going to know a thing or two about faeries. So, you plan to bring them back? Samhain nears, you're going to use the thinning of the veil to rip open a hole aren't you?”“Bingo.” You give an awkward snap with your left hand.“You expect them to just listen? To do as they're told? You have no idea what the fae are capable of when unbound...” Saph's tone grows dire and Echo seems to tune into the mood, keeping her silence and absorbing what's going on in the background.
>>35903409It is really annoying, yeah. >Alchemy can do all this awesome shit!Ok, so we got it. Can we do this awesome shit now?>Nope, Asher's not a science man! Also I'm cranking up the mana costs for every Alchemic application and rolling several of the capabilities up into Master grade because it turns out it's too OP.>Shoulda stuck all your points into Hydromancy, fags!"B-but hydro was complete shit when that was an option! You didn't make it viable until after we'd put all our points into the Alchemy route!">So how 'bout them plants? Those don't need Alchemy either, by the way.
>>35903506 “No, not really,” You shrug, “But I have an agreement more or less with Titania. I open a portal and they foster the woods in my absence. You helping?”Saph takes a deep, exasperated breath, “You said Seelie, right?”“Yes.”“Thank fucking god.” She sets her head down on her lap for a moment, before coming back up, “This is going to be volunteer only, I won't require anyone to assist you. And should this prove dangerous, then I'll be holding you accountable. Speaking of which...”You start to lean for the door, feeling a precursor of the bitchfit to come...Saph's voice becomes cold and livid, though she spares you her furious stare, “Last mission you were an absolute failure. There were far too many civilian casualties because of your haphazard use of magic. I hope you learned something from it because I will not- WE will not tolerate that kind of collateral damage ever again. Do you understand that Asher?”Your hand is on the doorknob, halted. No one else in the room moves, or even speaks. By her tone, and the threat contained within... One thing comes to mind. Marcus's promise.If you dissapoint Saph, it's the end for you.> “Yes Saph.”> Leave in silence.> (Other)
>>35903534>Laugh>"We take.">strut the fuck out dis bitch
>>35903534> “Yes Saph.”I guess.It's not like it was our plan to summon a giant rage monster
>>35903534> “Yes Saph.”Just say yes. Don't tempt Dran's femdom. It's not worth it.
>>35903534> Leave in silence.I'd love to see marcus fight an unending swarm of fae
>>35903534> “Yes Saph.”It's not like we planned it,
>>35903534>haphazard use of magic>Using an incantation on our most used spell.k"Sure thing"
>>35903534> “Yes Saph.”
>>35903534>[x] “Yes Saph.”She's right, last mission was a terrible failure on our part. Though the outcome -minus all the collateral damage- wasn't so horrible.
>>35903534> Leave in silence.u dont cuntrul meActually I don't want to acknowledge that she has authority over us, even though she does.
>>35903534>"Did you honestly expect putting a pyromancer that was both a champion of lucifer, and a terrorist at somepoint, on the front lines surrounded by civillians was a good idea?">"But I'll be sure to try my hardest not to hurt the civies from now on."
>>35903534>should this prove dangerousIf she doesn't think it is going to be dangerous, why the fuck is she sending us backup?
>>35903675>implying anyone but saph cares about civiliansThe only thing that went bad was the part where we got a chunk of our soul ripped out after having our arm burnt off
>>35903534>>[x] “Yes Saph.”
>>35903611>tfw your QM is willingly a shit to the point that you can bet money and reliably win on his female charactersCan't wait to see Dorothy sitting on our face for petting solace
>>35903686Asher was situated in a building far away from the action to start with. He was basically sniper support and decided to blink into skirmish range and cast his most destructive spell incantation for one person that wasn't even a bone or a vein.Basically, he abandoned his sniper's nest to throw a missile at a guy in throwing range.
>>35903511I also love the part where one of the main selling points of Alchemy was "NUUUUUUKES", but then Dran goes and says that by the time you can actually make nukes with Alchemy, Pyromancy can make fireballs just as powerful -and- they can control it well enough to set it off near themselves and not die. Personally, I think this is bullshit considering an Alchemist should be able to stockpile antimatter and set it all off later, so I doubt a Pyromancer could match that blast regardless of how much they put into the spell, but that's how it be, apparently.And then we end up in ZG anyway, home of the "you do too much collateral damage and we'll kill ya, fucker."
>>35903779I didn't get that impression at all. Everything in that thread sounded like we were right above the stage, across the street at most, and the fight was right on top of us.
>>35903805Hopefully in further missions we'll be able to wreck shit up. They'll realize we aren't the delicate operations guy.
>>35903779Yes, we vacated our position after we started getting fired upon, that's generally a good time to relocate. and if I remember right, we got blown the fuck up for staying there, didn't gerty have shrapnel all in her?
>>35903779There's no way we could have predicted that we would bring in an omnicidal level 5 summon with the incantation.
>>35903534>I'm pretty sure that someone was interfering with my magic. I had no intention of that happening.
>>35903869Don't bother trying to argue that. Dran's just going to say that he foreshadowed it with the way the wand made our Fiend casts go berserk
>>35903779you mean we fired our biggest gun at the guy who was causing the most damage
>>35903836I would like to get our shit together. Get our powers upgraded permanently with what ever we have to do.Talking to faust more would help our alchemy. Generally want to be able to hold our own against Marcus. cause it seems like he would easily fuck our shit up.
>>35903836The only time I think we could even think about dropping a max power nuke on something is when we eventually assault Mt. Olympus, but that's already been confirmed as something that just plain wouldn't work because Templars.
>>35903909I want to fuck off and never bother anyone. Git gud. Then go bother with people that are openly hostile and ready to butt fuck us to death if we "dissapoint" their waifu
>>35903506>“Well, what's wrong with that? Just faeries, right?'I like him.Should we let him play with Donneth again?
>>35903966Overhuman: Everyone is shit and wishes to see your head on a pikeToo bad aparently leaving society is a quest end. For some reason
>>35903966>Git gudNever going to happen.We missed our chance when we denied the loving femdom hand of Lucia
>>35904046Dran has made me hate my own fetish with a passion
>>35904046*loving femdom foot
>>35903909>Talking to faust more would help our alchemy.Yes, it would. I would love to do that.I'm of the opinion that we should rush Summoning up to Master next, though, since it's what Asher's 'good' at. Yeah, we've gotten fucked over by messing with summons during down time, but during actual combat our summons have been the only things that Asher ever did right. They are good when we actually use them.So long as we're not pumping evil/insane summons up to obscene powerlevels that we can't control, it will be our greatest asset. Now that we actually know how the summoning grades and summon ranks interact, we can do this.
>>35903511It's because he knows he can't nerf more stuff without is dropping his quest, so he just tempts us away from the good parts, dran doesn't want to write anyone actually good, he wants to write someone like him, absolutely shit except for a few things that are meh, and submissive to any woman that so much as breathes on him
>>35904046I'd like to ask what set back are there in upgrading our summons?Now that we know we need to make a solid contract, we should be able to make the most of everything.We should be able to upgrade the ravens so they're more intelligent/faster/possibly invisible?Hydra stronger, more powerful in every sense. no shit.or work on alchemy..
>>35904174Slut angel was meant to turn us away from summoning, that luci foot licking thing was meant to turn us away from our main source of power and info
>>35904189The biggest upgrade we can give to summoning is upgrading the spell itself.Remember how much shit the RB wrecked when it got brought out?Master rank summoning could make all our summons at least that powerful and they couldn't break control. We could drop a dozen monsters and a demigod on someone and then Blink around the battlefield laughing as they fail to kill us and our summons maul the shit out of them.
>>35904189We're about to get 4 new summons though
>>35904241The Tetras may as well just count as one single summon for what they're going to be doing.
>>35904174>doesn't want to write anyone actually goodI'd say it is more that he doesn't want us to be overpowered, and ensures this by making sure we are complete shit. The problem is that we get some tiny boost in power and then go up against enemies who are way more powerful and have a way to counter our new powers. The fight against the clones after we escaped from overwatch was the only time I felt that Asher was somewhat powerful.
>>35904174 “Yes Saph.” You twist open the door and leave down the hall without looking back. Soon enough you hear a pair of feet chasing after you.“Hey Asher!” They call out from your back. You don't need to turn around, you know the voice, “What do you want Echo?” A second pair of feet stops shortly after hers. A bit heavy... Emilia. You turn to the two of them.“We're coming with you, if that's okay. You said you were going to recruit someone, right?”“Yes, that's right.”Echo smiles, glancing back, “Saph wants to come too. She's just finishing up with Henry. She was trying to convince him not to hate you for what your monster did. I don't think it'll work, but Saph's really good at talking to people.”You see Emilia looking a bit more reserved than usual. “Got something to say Emilia?”“I...” She breathes, “I kind of agree with Saph, sort of. I mean, if we hadn't gotten hit by that strange explosion, I'm sure we could've helped. But also, if whoever did that hadn't been taken care of, we might not have all made it back. And I'm really glad that you did. I'm sure Saph feels that way too even though she's concerned about the loss of life.”“No, she doesn't.” Echo interrupts proudly, “But- We should still wait for her for this thing. Maybe, uhh Gertrude too? She seems to listen to you well enough now.” Echo gives you a wide happy grin. It's strange to think that she looks nearly your own age.>Who's coming with to meet Camille?>Ask Tony>Wait for Saph>Bring Gertrude>Accept Echo>Accept Emilia>Ask Marcus
>>35904236It didn't do shit but melt through a car park and scare splodyman, what wrest are the fastest fuckers we can get, shit that zips around and just cuts people to ribbons. Any mythos fags know anything?
>>35904241>>35904236SO focusing on summoning to get it to Master rank. Some thing I can agree on. Is there anyone who can help us with training summoning?Like we have the fae for pyro/florFaust for AlchemcySummoning? Could we go to dorthy to find a book that teaches us everything from the basics we never learned to a high level* master at least* And learn everything in between. May even give us information on how to make binds stronger than ever.Also when making the contract, is there a way to just force our will on them? Say they don't get any room for negotiating, unless we want them to? Or would becoming a better rank cover this?
>>35904360Faust was also a summoner. He's basically Asher, but he's 600+ years old so he's not shit anymore.
>>35904331>Ask Marcus>Ask Tony>Bring GertrudeWhat could possibly go wrong?Though for real>Accept Echo>Wait for Saph we gonna need the diplomacy>Accept Echo
>>35904331>Accept Echo>Accept Emilia>Wait for Saph
>>35904331>Accept EchoShe knows shit she shouldn't, as long as we have time run we should be fine
>>35904331>Wait for Saph>Bring Gertrude>Accept Echo>Accept Emilia>Ask Marcus
>>35904382I would worry about tony. He's just a little terrifying.
>>35904331>Wait for Saph>Bring Gertrude>Accept Echo>Accept EmiliaMaybe ask the other two, but I'm concerned about making our group too big.
>>35904331>Wait for Saph>Accept Echo>Accept Emilia>Ask Tony
>>35904046>tfw giving up on fountain of knowledge and infinite power plus super powered demons and God knows what else because of insecure anti-fetish fags>mfw I was one of themI shouldn't have voted for defying Lucifer, but it's too late. I'll never make that mistake again.
>>35904331>Wait for SaphOnly one worth bringingAll the others are either just gonna waste our precious update time with useless chatter, or are just not gonna come
>>35904331>Wait for Saph>Bring Gertrude>Accept Echo>Accept Emilia
>>35904439I will, I will defy drans shit magical realm every step of the way.
>>35904331>>Wait for Saph>>Accept Echo>>Accept Emiliawould be nice.Emilia always has oour back.Saph should help us any way she can.Echo knows things we may need to know.
>>35904411Actually, Gertrude a shit. Let's not bring her. If she dies and Saph gets pissy, that would suck.
>>35904439I voted for denying her purely because I knew she was going to make us try to get Asmadei out of Gaia-jail and I was just could not bring myself to care about that.
>>35904439>insecure anti-fetish fagsPeople with an ounce of dignity confirmed for being insecure anti-fetish fags
>>35904466I'll accept a tiny bit of magical realm for an MC who isn't complete trash who flip flops with shitty powers.Only a teeny tiny bit, though.
>>35904331Just realized Echo will DEFINITELY feel the need to talk about Camille's dick to everyone.
>>35904379So why haven't we spoken to him about summoning? It seems we should talk to some one to at least fill in the gaps. we might have missed.And possibly learn tips on how to restrain summons better.Also upgrading them. Best contract's he has made/ wording.
>>35904331>>Accept Echo>>Accept Emilia>Wait for Saph
>>35904521Oh god. If we bring her we need to be prepared to hit her hard enough to shut her up, because God knows telling her to not tell everyone won't work
>>35904523>And possibly learn tips on how to restrain summons better.Don't pump so much power into them that they're impossible to restrain if you're going to be dealing with summons that might need to be restrained. That's pretty much it.
>>35904523Considering we are starting to become "fae-like" we should work on our wording.Like always using the mathematical or instead of exlusive or
>>35904554Can someone translate that into dumb for me
>>35904549Why would we care if people find out she's a dude?
>>35904331>Accept Echo>Accept Emilia>Ask Marcus>Wait for SaphOur team's incredibly Vein-heavy with just Saph, Echo, and Emilia. Bringing a Bone along would be good.
>>35904591>mathematical "or"1 or 2 is true for (1),(2),(1 2)>exlusive or1 or 2 is true for (1),(2)
>>35904671We want to recruit her, and echo telling everyone that she has a dick is probably gonna ruin that
>>35904591What he means:I'm going to go to bed or jack off.(Exclusive) If I go to bed, I won't jack off. And vice Versa.(Inclusive) I might go to bed, I might jack off, or heck, I might do both.
Asher works like this>1. Alright gonna dump points into this one skill so I can become sorta competent >2. Oh shit a [Insert God/Deity/Entity Here] with really powerful [Insert Element/Power/Kinesis Here] ability! I fucking want that.>3. Train with [Insert God/Deity/Entity Here] for a while and up the [Insert Element/Power/Kinesis Here] ability a bit. Become kinda useful with it.>4. Decide to betray [Insert God/Deity/Entity Here] because [Insert Terrible Reasons Here] or because I love being flippy floppy.>5. Guess I'll keep dumping points into [Insert Element/Power/Kinesis Here]>6. OH FUCK! A NEW [Insert God/Deity/Entity Here] WITH NEW [Insert Element/Power/Kinesis Here] I GOTTA GET THAT!>7. Repeat 4-6 forever
>>35904671We wouldn't. That doesn't mean it won't be an awkward as fuck encounter for Camille though.>>35904693It's not like we're going into a fightAt least, I hope not.
>>35904755>It's not like we're going into a fightDran said that "you'll want to bring people with you when you go see Camille".If there's no about to be a throwdown, I'd be surprised.
>>35904748You forgot8. Being terrible at everything because we spent points into a ton of stuff instead of being really good at 1 or 2 things.
>>35904748>Start with Hydrokinesis>Have to put points into Ice and Steam separately because they're separate spells for some reason>Get told that to upgrade it beyond just moving water around, you'll have to upgrade it to a -mancy, which can only be done by whoring out to a god>Also get summoning because people are still butthurt over Omar's death and want to out-Violet Violet>Asherah is a massive shit, so Hydro is now not viable>Also in the desert, where there is no water to control. And we were told that creating water from nothing would burn Asher out nearly instantly.>Dran constantly says the 10000 kicks vs 1 kick 10000 times thing, making people think that many spells build is viable. >"Don't worry, this will make him stronger later even if now is harder">Pick up aerokinesis because some people want weather stuff, and, hey, Dran says it'll be fine>MF get>Some people also want illusion so that gets got too.>Lucifer shows up>They seem to not be a shit themself, so we go with them>Luci offers Pyromancy or an imp >Pyro looks better than the imp, we weren't told the imp had great improvement potential, and pyro's a pre-req for this cool new "Alchemy" thing Dran's talking about, so we get it>Summoning was iffy anyway.>General round of spreading points throughout all the spells we have because Dran was still saying it was a viable thing to do around this time>Get offered Geokinesis, may as well buy it because Alchemy.>Get Alchemy>More points into Pyromancy>Dran redoes Hydro so that it would have actually been viable to go for>More points into summoning.>More into Alchemy, get told we need a Life Magic now>Oh btw Alchemy's capabilities were exaggerated.>Acquire Floramancy>Asher is now at the point where he could have had Master Summoning and Adept Hydro if he stuck with starter spells and he'd be fucking powerful with that.>Asher a shit because spread out build.>"Oh btw here's the summoning mechanics you needed to know from the beginning."
>>35905132Add in a >-mancy mechanics changed to no longer require god-whoring between the>Dran redoes Hydro so that it would have actually been viable to go forand>More points into summoning.
>>35905132>>35905169Honestly I'm pissed about this shit. I like the quest for the most part but god damn I feel like we've gotten massively fucked because we were given bullshit explanations about mechanics. And while we've made stupid choices, we've made stupid choices based on those bullshit explanations so it really doesn't matter what we would have chosen because it would still have ended up being shit because we started from a foundation of shit.
>>35905323>Dran: It's prime realestate, solid ground? You could build a mansion on it outta lead>Questers: Shit give us that shit>Dran: Oh P.S. It's a sand dune.>Questers: Y-You tooRepeat forever
>>35905323And I feel like Dran's reaction to most of this has just been this.
>>35904331 Biding time in waiting for Saph, you swing downstairs to pick up Gertrude, she gives you a nervous smile when you tell her that you need her for something, yet nonetheless comes along with her head hanging a bit low, “Yes Master...” You hear her whisper as she falls in line. Not any sarcasm in that either. Could she... like being commanded?Saph finds the three of you at the door front door, “Well, are we going?” She says with Marcus at her back.“He's coming too?” You start to say. Only a moment too late do you realize the fact that he is indeed standing right there.Marcus gives you a harsh grin, “Got a problem?”“Don't really plan on killing anyone tonight.”“I'm more than qualified for covert operations. Besides, if shit goes south I want to be there for Saph.”Echo audibly groans out her irritation, “Can we GO already?”The six of you pile into a car with Saph's petite self sitting on Marcus's lap. You drive, and Echo's got shotgun while the rest are in the back.“So,” You start to say as you start the drive, “Saph's sitting on Marcus's lap, we gonna talk about the first thing that pops up?”“You...” Saph pinches the bridge of her nose in embarassment.“Oh my god.” Gertrude chuckles.“Talk about wha- Ohhh” Echo starts laughing.“Asher...” Emilia holds back her laughter.Marcus is the only one that doesn't say anything...
>>35905421 You park more than some distance away, ready to proceed by foot. The only question is, what to do next...From Saph's debriefing Millenium park has been barricaded and the melted parking garage broken up for a rebuild. There are what appear to be relief trucks situated not far from some tents and trailers. No one's permitted near the site of the disaster area and the surrounding buildings have also been vacated, likely to keep folks from seeing the government's magical repair.> Send Legna out, have Camille meet you in an alley, alone.> Approach the boundary-line, walk right in with the invisible form of your clothes. (This will leave Echo behind but still in radio contact.)> Enter one of the abandoned buildings and survey the area, have Saph meet Camille.> (Other)
>>35905444>> Send Legna out, have Camille meet you in an alley, alone.
>>35905323Honestly, if we could just simply get a refund so that we have4 cardinals at apprenticeSummoning adeptFloramancy adeptAlchemy adeptI'd be happy. Just want to shave off some of the fat, we can't really expect to be able to completely respec anyways as our progression is linked with the story.Then just need a time skip where Asher gets fucking educated by Faust and boom.
>>35905444> Send Legna out, have Camille meet you in an alley, alone.
>>35905444> Approach the boundary-line, walk right in with the invisible form of your clothes. (This will leave Echo behind but still in radio contact.)Leave Donneth with Echo just in case.
>>35905472I'd be happy with a complete respec.
>>35905414fucking lol'd>>35905420I've basically just been here for season 2.seen that we're a pretty shity character.don't really understand the burn concept..If enough of us feel this way. I am sure it wouldn't be a problem to reset stats. in game. Say looking for a way to transfer skills. via speaking to faust/dorthy. Things of that nature.
>>35905421>Biding time in waiting for Saph, you swing downstairs to pick up Gertrude, she gives you a nervous smile when you tell her that you need her for something, yet nonetheless comes along with her head hanging a bit low, “Yes Master...” You hear her whisper as she falls in line. Not any sarcasm in that either. Could she... like being commanded?>mfw>Saph pinches the bridge of her nose in embarassment.Kek
>>35905444> Approach the boundary-line, walk right in with the invisible form of your clothes. (This will leave Echo behind but still in radio contact.)
>>35905421>Could she... like being commanded?Excellent.>Marcus is the only one that doesn't say anything...Concentrating on erection, I see.
>>35905472>>35905491There is that pseudo-refund oath thing that lets you completely seal off a spell to boost another spell.The only one we could really apply it to would be Illusion, since we sorta need all the others, but it could let us upgrade Alchemy or Summoning with reduced burn costs without limiting the capabilities of Alchemy or Summoning themselves if we wanted to.
>>35905444> Send Legna out, have Camille meet you in an alley, alone.>>35905472As an alchemyfag I'm wondering if its even viable anymore. I mean its good. But I just wonder what next is going to be nerfed in the next thread (patch). It is just getting old and its killing my enthusiasm and I've literally been here since the first thread. Haven't read the previous quests though.
>>35905492Theoretically we could go to the astral and preform a "Fool's Journey".
>>35905421>“Yes Master...” You hear her whisper as she falls in line. Not any sarcasm in that either. Could she... like being commanded?Iknowexactlywhyihavethisboner.jpg
>>35905568>Haven't read the previous quests though.I'll give you a summary.>Omar's parents get killed >He ends up in Renaissance>Just think of them as Overwatch, but way more mercenary and way sketchier>He has "evolution" powers, which mostly manifests in shit like denser muscles or mantis shrimp hands for better punching>He gets pissed off at one of the test administrators and invokes a phoenix as a way of giving her a big magic middle finger and melts the test room>Only doesn't badend right there because he lucked out on the roll for invocation>He gets mindcrontrolled by Violet a few times>There's a totally-not-Ty Lee Vein that he's friends with>Some other mooks in the place>Shit happens>Violet beheads him because he slaps her>Petre Lupei is in [California city] doing gypsie shit with his dad and brother>Followers attack>Dad is kill>This awakens the gypsie rage>Petre "Certified Wrecking Ball" Lupei kills the shit out of over a dozen Followers on his first day as an Over>While his dumbass mundane brother Pali runs around doing stuff>His tulpa wants to kill Pali for being a dumbass>Overcome tulpa>Nerve thermokinetic potential waifu acquired>She pisses her pants once or twice>Meet a cool ferrokinetic army man>Kill more followers>Pali awakens and turns into a werewolf>Dran drops the quest because no players>Ophelia Jade>Akun spams nipple votes>Dran drops the quest
>>35905717>>Violet beheads him because he slaps herThe quester rage must of been unending
>>35905763She had Expert mind control and Master summoning.And the players voted to attack her and insult her.
>>35905565All I care about is that we have a nice, clean, specialized and concise list of shit we can do. When oaths start getting thrown around it literally gives me a headache, which is why every time LIMIT gets brought up I think about the "Oath of the Sculptor" we still have and bothers the fuck out of me."Guy who uses alchemy and summoning to make plant monsters. He has the cardinal magics just high enough to use alchemy." Sounds like the guy I want to be here, it's all the other shit that we don't use taking up our LIMIT and being a mess that bothers me.I think I may literally have ocd.>>35905444> Send Legna out, have Camille meet you in an alley, alone.I don't want to alarm Camille by meeting in a suspicious alley where we have her outnumbered, but it seems like the most viable choice... unless Camille doesn't trust us, betrays us, or if an enemy over sees Legna.
>>35905763There actually wasn't a single rage post. It was all "well, looks like we fucked up. Let's play an Animist next time!"
>>35905717>Violet beheads him because he slaps her>Dran drops the quest because no players>Dran drops the questThose are all absolutely terrible quest ends. Thanks for the summary
>>35905814Would you wanna run a quest where they all vote dem nipples?
>>35905814The Akun drop was totally justified. There was literally nobody in that quest other than the people spamming "USE THE NIPPLE MAGIC"
>>35905849But did they actually have nipple Magic? I mean you can cast better from sensitive parts of your body
>>35905843I can neither confirm or deny my position.>>35905849Okay, well I can see that being stupid.
>>35905905No, she didn't.
>>35905421I'd like to say I really enjoy the story.If the mechanics we have now were implemented at the start of the game and explanined. We would likely have not been so bitchy.I would advise on giving us an option to respec or say letting it play out. and starting a new. with the same mechanics. I really enjoy he story. It's just the mechanics being every where.I understand that new mechanics are introduced as time goes on to nerf/ power up things as needed. But it seems there was either to little knowledge when deciding things. Or just an overall change from beginning to where we are now.I would recommend a respec of some kind. I am not an old player and have never been a QM. but thats just my shity two cents.I would also relook over everything. And take some time a few days or a week or two. To look at your game mechanics. Think about skills/abilities, try to reach into the future so you don't come to change anything to drastically if it does need a change.Or you know just ignore this.
>>35905955He already ignored it, dran will never admit his faults
I just don't care what Asher's magic is at this point. It's blatantly obvious that no matter what we went with, it would have been the wrong choice because a strong mc ruins the oppressive apocalyptic "fuck you" feel of the setting. I just want us to stick with something instead of flopping around even more.
>>35905983You the guy who bitched when we left luci?
>>35905983Well to continue with my point..We could also just do a time skip like some one mentioned. since we've faust/saph.Choose what we want to focus on. and 1-2 side options.
Doing a respec would be dumb, we're powerful enough now. Our fiends have gotten more powerful with alchemy and can't be absorbed by bones. We're about to have powerful fae allies everywhere. We're not as pathetic as you guys think
>>35905983>we should be limited in our abilities>because it might ruin the mood slightlyI see you dranYou a shit
>>35906053>and can't be absorbed by bonesThat's false. The explosion itself can't be absorbed, but they can still stop the transmutation from happening and fuck the whole thing up. They can also reduce damage by eating the magic out of the MF'd flames it makes.
>>35905983 Anonymous 12/17/13(Tue)10:47 No.28921592>>28921546>All those cool powers and we got fucking WATER CONTROLffffffffffffffaggots>> Dranule, A Man !hEbITNyzxg 12/17/13(Tue)10:53 No.28921650>>28921592More useful than you'd think, it'd at least give you the ability to defend yourself with a sheet of ice.Going further down, a pressurized water stream stream for cutting steel or even diamond is wholly possible.Besides, you'll be able to learn that shit.I found this hilarious. It's going to be a years. I am pretty sure our water is no where near this.Also Since we started with water, do we have a bonus to water magic? or is that not a thing in this setting.
>>35906042Time skips are shit. Dran would have us skip 2 years and go "here's 4 LIMIT, go nuts".
>>35906108That must be embarrassing
>>35906053Nitro-fiends will be shrugged off by a good majority of our enemies. Robots won't give a shit, humans that aren't us in oververse are seemingly immune to most damage, and bones will always kick our shit in, dodge, counteract, or shrug off.
>>35906135some one shit posting.
>>35906121This might be completely wrong because Oververse rules are tenuous things that change with Dran's whim, but as far as we know now, Natural spells only have the benefit of the first grade being free. So it costs 1LIMIT less to max it out. We also got Aqua Perception for free with hydrokinesis, which doesn't cost anything, but would have required multiple training montages devoted to acquisition if we hadn't started with it.
>>35906160Says the one shitposting.
>>35906053I hope so, anon. My concern is that Dran wil feel the need to make sure we don't become too overpowered. We are the MC in the quest, not some generic mook, so of course we need to be OP.
>>35905983>everyone but us should have the ability to be better at everything
>>35906053Provably wrong. Nitrofiends create a mundane explosion by magically generating explosives and magically detonating it. The explosion can't be absorbed, but the magic preceding it can be absorbed, which would stop it from exploding in the first place. In ways, this is worse. If a nitrofiend is absorbed, then it does ZERO damage while a regular fiend getting absorbed will still do partial damage. We're not quick enough with casting them to actually hit anything with them either, so it's not like it matters how powerful they are. Everyone just looks at the astral and sees that [something] is about to get cast right by their head, so they fuck off or raise defenses. And the fae don't give a fuck about Asher. He's just some dumb monkey that's letting them out of their cage and trying to get them to do anything will just result in him getting more bound to their will as a puppet or getting killed when he goes against them.
>>35906238Yes, that's the entire point. If Asher was good at anything, then that would remove the main conflict from the quest and make him less reliant on allies.
>>35906272>tfw dran has all but out right stated that he needs ashers leash in someone's handsAsher will never be free.
>>35906306The problem here is progression. Asher started as shit and became less shit and then became EVEN MORE SHIT THAN BEFORE. And the blame falls on Dran for not being specific and just blatantly changing the rules AND the players for picking stupid fucking choices. We don't need to be versed in every single fucking power that's available to us.
>>35906306I don't know if your serious or shitposting.
>>35906272That's why I want Asher to create his own race. So we can finally be the master.
>>35906306So mooks should always kick out teeth in? You move up, lesser people stop being a threat, you catch bigger people's eyes, and often anger.You don't introduce more and more big bada while still having the MC weak enough for a mook to kick their teeth in
>>35906381Of what? A bunch of downsy plants that are going to be frailer than a man with glass bones because Asher doesn't know shit about biology, chemistry, or botany?
>>35906381We are currently fae's bitchboy, and dran has said if we want a plant army, they are either mindless shits or need to be lead by mythos.We will never be free
>>35906351>We don't need to be versed in every single fucking power that's available to us.No, but it would be nice to have a general idea of how things work that doesn't change to make your choice retroactively incorrect.
>>35906381Can you please stop.
>>35906414Norse creation myth has humanity coming from trees. We could use Norse berserkers for our plant army instead of fae.But we all know that would just make us Odin's bitchboy and all the gods look cool at first, but they're all just assholes trying to rope you in and then they throw off the facade once you're in too deep.
>>35906401>biology, chemistry, or botany?LibraryA month or two of cramming and we should be good
>>35906401And the best part is that they will be weak to fire and metal.
>>35906450It doesn't work that way. People voted "mythology" as the thing Asher's good at. He'll never be able to match mythos stuff by speccing into other things.
>>35906452The most common things to be used as weapons, ever. WONDERFUL
>>35906401>Shitting on my dreamsI know...>>35906437I was actually just a third party that made this post >>35906304 as a joke and forgot to switch the name off accidentally.A bit of advice, if you HAVE to namefag get a trip.
>>35906475>we literally can't read shit to learnI feel rage for unknown reasons
>>35906394Been quiet for the most part, but the "Mooks" so far have been clones and D.Mechs. Which are -constantly- being upgraded to deal with other very real threats.The BlackWraith's sonic equipment was designed specifically to fuck up casters and deliver lethal blows to even experienced Overs.Likewise, the clones become more advanced, specialized, and even awaken on their own after enough time has passed. Their whole unit is warring against hostile factions. The fact that a Wraith slipping up behind Asher and knocking him on his ass with a sonic attack is a threat that's the cause for nightmares among veteran Overs. And that's not even the most dangerous weapon he's developed for the mech arsenals.
>>35906475We could summon demons to speed tutor us.
>>35906541>We could summon demons to speed tutor us.Nope. We pissed off Lucifer so demons are out.
>>35906504Asher doesn't even know that carbon nanotubes are a thing that exist.I never even took a science course after highschool and I know more about this shit than Asher does. I'm a fucking dumbass, and Asher somehow manages to out-dumbass me.I don't expect him to know the perfect structure to construct impenetrable nanotube armor, but he doesn't even know that you can make strong material by arranging carbon atoms.
>>35905444 You send Legna out and position yourself in an alley, taking the time to scrawl up lines for wards just in case shit goes south. They're basic, but at the very least they'll keep an enemy nerve from sniping you. Everyone except for Echo and Marcus uses the “Stalker” suit to remain concealed, the latter two making use of natural boundaries for stealth.You're actually surprised that Echo hides so well considering her bright outfit. Maybe Fox gave her some cunning too? Heh, yeah right.Taking account of the alley overall, there's a dumpster, some broken glass, the occasional chatter of rats and the distant sound of cars carrying on their usual business, ignorant of the affairs going on right behind their back.The running sound of a stormdrain catches your attention, a faint drizzle coming down.Legna happens at your side, “Faust, she comes soon. Prepare to defend yourself.”“Not in peace, huh?”“They take issue with the damage your beast caused.”“They? I only wanted her to come out.” You give a slight sigh, already tapping into your power to prepare for the worst.“She's been influenced by the others.” Legna likewise steels herself. You relay the news to the others and the tension in the air thickens. Saph determines that she'll stay, that she can handle a few.You feel everyone else's presences suddenly drop, causing you some degree of panic as you can barely feel them anymore.“It's called fading, Faust. We'll talk about it later.”You're in stalker mode within the alleyway, unknown forces en route and surrounded by alleys. The enemy has two, three directions to attack from if they come from above. Any last minute preparations?>[Write in]
>>35906550>Fallen angels are same thing as a demonAre you stupid? They are very different things.
>>35906577Well maybe you should have said "Fallen angels" in the first place you nimrod.
>>35906577Are you stupid? Lucifer has sway over the demons. The first thing she offered us was a demon summon and we turned it down. Asher has said in quest after leaving her that the demons are after him.
>>35906577Nope. Lucifer controls Fallen Angels as well. You;re a retard for thinking otherwise.
>>35906560Climb up to a rooftop or nearby window. Just get out of the alley. Summon Donneth and tell him to hunt them carefully and stealthily
>>35906560Uh, get to a roof with a good view of the area?Also fuck camille, I want her spine on our wall
>>35906603That's so much bullshit Lucifer even has control of demons that Mastema controls? Not like that's a option for us to summon though.
>>35906628Let's take the whole skeleton
>>35906656Lucifer is Mastema. It's also Loki and every other mythological equivalent.
>>35906560I guess we're going up to the rooftop. I don't really want to, but I can't think of another thing to do.Only question is whether we blink or take a ladder.
>>35906603>>35906622You do realize a majority demons don't give a fuck about Lucifer. They're mostly self-serving assholes. Hell they are even demons that specialize in hunting down other demons in case they get out of line.
>>35906560Use geomancy/alchemy to turn some of the flooring at the ends of the alley into quicksand, use illusion to cover it up as good as we can. make sure we alert our team of what we did so they don't get caught in it. Then use geomancy/alchemy to get through a nearby wall, then seal it shut again. We did the same shit once in a diner. Wait.I'm trying to be smart and not fuck shit up. Don't want any more failure.
>>35906683I think it's closer to Satan since Mastema is still kinda god's bitch. He is known as a flatterer of God but whatever
>>35906560Can we transmute eart to air and cause a chunk of the buildings to fall off and hinder the enemies movement towards our allies before leavings?
>>35906697>>35906656Lucia was some weird hybrid of Lucifer+Loki+Prometheus.Mastema would be the version of Satan that's separate from Lucifer. He'd be the one that Father Assrape works for.
>>35906697I think a blink would definitely give away our general positition. Although they probably already know where we are
>>35906724>use illusion on dirt>I'm trying to be smartNigga what are you doing. 1) We can't apply Illusion to anything but Fire, Water, and Plants.2) It's Novice rank and would burn us the fuck out so fast.3) We're not good enough at Illusion to make a disguised trap like that even if we could apply it to the ground.
>>35906697Blink is incredibly un-stealthy, fuck that.
>>35906560Can we start slowly pumping mana into the plants around us? Like try to minimize the burn and make it less obvious, but have the weeds around us start to spread out everywhere?
>>35906746>>35906769Blink only reveals the position you teleported away from. It would make a bang in the alley, but the spot we teleported to would be silent and no fire there.
>>35906711To note, Lucia specifically said that she could only recommend demons. They are their own masters more or less.>>35906732It's shaping up to be more of an ambush at this point.>>35906768To be fair, illusion might not even be necessary. It's kind of dark right now.
>>35906778...why would we want to?
>>35906778And give bones a snack? Yeah nothing Asher can do right now but twiddle his thumbs I guess
>>35906788Shouldn't we stay in the alley with the wards protecting us?
>>35906768Well fuck then, I guess I don't care if we use it or not. I wanted to use since I want to get an actual fucking BENEFIT out of even having it, trying to find some optimism in our clusterfuck build, but it looks like it just sucks.>>35906788Only if our doppleganger is invisible too. And since I don't know if he will be, I'd rather not risk it.
>>35906797>implyingThey will see it, use the magic signature to blood hound sniff us out, then murder us.Nice things don't happen dran, they never will.
>>35906841>taking the time to scrawl up lines for wards just in case shit goes south. They're basic, but at the very least they'll keep an enemy nerve from sniping you.
>>35906841Don't skim the updates anon
>>35906841>These are the people playing with us.
>>35906827Dran has said before that Illusions can be used to disguise astral signatures at higher levels.
>>35906891>at higher levels.
>>35906811>>35906814Do you not want extra Floramancy targets? If we grow out the surrounding flora, we'll be able to use it instantly in the fight, as opposed to having to dump a of mana to make it grow and control it. Bones shouldn't be able to eat the plants once we stop pumping mana into them, but the growth will still remain, i think.
>>35906891Yes yes, higher level this, higher level that.The point is, right now we can't do fuck all.
>>35906903Yes, the growth will remain.
>>35906903And what are we going to do with it? We can't use it for Alchemy fodder because of Biggie's influence and it's worse than Geo for restraining people.
Time to lose the other arm now.
>>35907011I hope they get it all off in one go
>>35907054I hope they just kill us instantly. I want this ride to be over.
>>35906560Begin to transmute some air into fuel to use for our pyromamcy
>Starting to despise Asher>Almost want him to die>But that would be too quickHe must suffer.
>>35907067Honestly I would vote to kill ourselves if asher would do it
>>35907088Why not just leave the quest then asshole
So who would play an Overhuman Quest not by Dran?Who would find it even more enjoyable because of the knowledge that Dran doesn't want other people to run an Overhuman Quest?Who would be salty that someone else would probably do an even worse job than Dran?
>>35907119>So who would play an Overhuman Quest not by Dran?I might, but it would probably be even worse. I feel like Dran is the only one who can use the setting to it maximum potential. Even if he does fuck everything else up.
>>35906950This is kind of like asking why we would bother to flood an are for hydrokinesis. It gives us utility, which is important against an unknown enemy.Ideas:1. We can use it form giant swinging ropes of plant matter which we can imbue with elemental damage.2. We can use it to escape by causing it to all surge forth at once, and blink away in the confusion.Honestly, we haven't experimented enough with Flora to really have a set of techniques, but it is a -mancy level skill we have and I don't see why you would not use the prep time to prepare something.
>>35907119I would pay real money to have someone run this besides Dran. No one can do worse than Dran
>>35907067>>35907088Just leave if you want it to be over so badly. Faggots.
>>35907151We can freely combine -mancies can't we?
>>35907151I'm asking why we'd use Flora at all. The only utility it offers over Geo at apprentice level is alchemic bombs, and we can't do that because rage beast.>1. We can use it form giant swinging ropes of plant matter which we can imbue with elemental damage.Why? That's just a flashy bones-please-eat-this move that we haven't practiced and would be fairly costly and inefficient. The only element we could apply is fire, and it would be cheaper to just make fire ropes. Or blast them with Fiends.>2. We can use it to escape by causing it to all surge forth at once, and blink away in the confusion.Fiends, again, are a better distraction and deterrent. As is using the Dust cantrip with Geo.
>>35907151>Honestly, we haven't experimented enough with Flora to really have a set of techniquesWe haven't experimented enough with ANY of our mancy skills because we keep deciding to fuck off and move on to other, shittier mancy abilities. Like Flora. Lightningmancy will probably be next.
>>35907260The only mancies we have are Flora and Pyro. Every single other Elementary spell we have is still a kinesis.
>>35907227Well what the fuck do you want me to say, Anon? We already sacrificed an arm for this fucking Floramancy arm and Fae. Of course I know it's fucking garbage trash, but we can't just throw it out like everything else we did.I'm trying to salvage whatever is left of Asher's potential, which isn't much.
>>35906560 Standing your ground for a moment, you destabilize the ground by destroying the foundation just under the concrete with a combination of geokinesis and Alchemy. Knowing that there's a drain running underneath the alley, it'll be easy to topple should they charge you. After relaying the battlefield change to the others, you pop a squat in the stalker suit with full knowledge that they the ground has just become your toy for anyone or anything that decides to make a charge.Silence persists through the distant process of cars and the drizzle intensifying the chill of the autumn air. You can feel the water all around. With a whisper, you call out Donneth and the temperature plummets, frost creeping along brick walls glossed with dampness.The first shadows come in at a full sprint, a team of three zipping along at preturnatural speeds. You swing out a hand and send the first into a pit, the others wail and bound up onto the walls for better footing, quickly slipping back down to your trap from Donneth's black ice. Another wave, and they too are sent into your concrete trap, like a jungle you might say.“More come.” Donneth whispers. “Prize kills.” The demon sneers with anticipation, a frozen spear forming in his hand. From the way the initial group moved, you'd guess that they were Cerberus. Just shock troops.“Don't let your guard down. We've got real Overs inbound.” Marcus starts to say over the comm when you hear the roar of a chainsaw“Up!” Someone shouts, and a person wielding an oversized chainsaw sails in from above, blades roaring and ripping as they come down on Donneth, forcing him to backstep and block the flurry of blades as they shred and tear his frozen polearm>Burn: Light(low)> Assist with a nitrous fiend, blow the asshole away.> Let him handle it, stay ready for more foes.> Trap the enemy in earth and bury them.> (Other)
>>35907313This isn't the time to do that, anon. You don't try to come up with new techniques in the middle of an engagement like this, you do it during one of the many timeskip training montages.
>>35907328>> Let him handle it, stay ready for more foes.
>>35907328> Assist with a nitrous fiend, blow the asshole awayI really wanna actually see how effective this is
>>35907328> Trap the enemy in earth and bury them.>>35907361Dude, no. Donneth is weak to fire. It'd do more damage to him.
>>35907328> Let him handle it, stay ready for more foesLet's not use fire anywhere near the ice summon.
>>35907328>blowing up a volatile substance right by our summon that doesn't do fire
>>35907328Could we reinforce his polearm with materia firma ice?
>>35907328Couldn't we empower Donneth with a temporary boost here while staying more or less at the ready to engage more incoming enemies?
>>35907328Immobilize the chainsaw guy with earth, let Donner deal the finishing blow with his repaired lance
>>35907460>>35907430I guess we could do that.
>>35907551I can agree with this.
>>35907328> Trap the enemy in earth and bury them.
>>35907460Also, can we quick summon ravens to have eyes in the sky?
>>35907328 Staying back, you creep away from the two's skirmish quietly while reinforcing Donneth's spear and and overall body as the chainsaw-wielder swings over and over again to press him back. With your assistance however lends to Donneth's parries growing bolder and more fluid as her fends of the assault with skillful strokes. Staying your own ground, once Donneth pushes the foe back, you prepare your new and improved fiend, while Simoultaneously imbuing Donneth with resistance to fire courtesy of your pyromancy.With a snap, you pronounce the attack, “Nitrous...”A shout cuts in as a streak of shining steel cuts in the way a moment before execution, “STEELGRAY!”“Fiend!” As worked, the spell first creates a localized mist of Nitroglycerin right before igniting it with a flicker of flame. As it's just a mere rearrangement of elements into new chemical compounds and the spark equivalent of a match... The burn is no more than a moment's respite for devastating results.The impact slams through the painted shield, and knocks the chainsaw wielding aggressor through a wall. Donneth likewise, is blasted back some, though he had some awareness of the attack. You yourself, experience some of the shockwave from the power of the attack, your ribs compressed a moment against your chest. A bit too close, but still far enough.Now you know that she's watching. Camille. From wherever she is.“The painter, that's the one we're after.” You tell the others.Marcus responds, “I'll secure them. Keep the others busy.”
>>35907950“Chainsaw is still alive.” Saph reports, “If this isn't quick, I suspect they'll get back up soon. Emilia, grab a polearm and engage them, you know what to do.”“Roger.” Emilia copies, dropping down lightly and leaping into the rubble, snatching a sturdy pipe as she passes through, it shines as she attunes herself to it. “I'll keep them busy.”Just as she passes through, the broken wall trembles, reforming itself to cut the alley in half. Astral reveals some heavy magework. “The fuck was that shit? Sounded like dynamite goin' off.” You hear a voice from beyond. “You gonn' take care of these shitheads, Jake?”You hear the strange sound of machinery from beyond... like an.. engine?>Burn Light(moderate)>[New action plan?]>You need to stall a bit for Marcus to secure Camille, it shouldn't take too long.> Sick one of your summons after the enemy.(Chainsaw/Wall guy/Jake?)> Prepare Nitrous fiends in advance.> Dissolve the wall and bury them.> Have Gertrude intercept what's to come.> Send the ravens up for recon.
>>35907969>> Send the ravens up for recon.
>>35907969> Send the ravens up for recon.Boost them some
>>35907969>recon with the ravens
>>35908023They're uncontracted. Yes, we could force control, but that would divert attention and energy if we have to because they don't have the contract innately restricting them.
>>35907969I hope that's not Wallie. I don't wanna kill Wallie.>Prepare Nitrous fiends in advance.
>>35907969Tell Donneth to take out the wall guy stealthily. > Have Gertrude intercept what's to come.> Prepare Nitrous fiends in advance.
>>35907969> Dissolve the wall and bury them.this delays our current combatants > Send the ravens up for recon.watch out for the new ones> Prepare Nitrous fiends in advance.this is what we hit them with
>>35907969> Send the ravens up for recon.Can we try out the toy soldier spell? It's been sitting in our skill list for a while and this seems like an okay time to use them.
>>35908058 It's Wallie.
>>35907969> Dissolve the wall and bury them
>>35907969Making sure I have the situation right.>Chainsaw guy got his shield smashed and he was blown through a wall>Emilia is moving to engage chainsaw guy. She's armed with an enchanted pole.>Camille is somewhere, Marcus is looking for her.>Some new guy with wall magic just showed up and cut Asher off by forming a wall between him and the place where chainsaw got blasted through a wall>There's [something] mechanical moving inThat more or less it?
>>35908141Oh, and Asher's still invisible stalker-mode right now?
>>35908152>>35908141Yes. The magic shield was cast by Camille. Crazy Paint magic.
>>35907969If we make a temporary bubble of vacuum around us with Aero, we shouldn't get hit with the shockwave from the Nitro Fiend.
>>35908141One amendment, the machine sounded from the other side of the wall. You think that it's a person and it doesn't sound like a D.Mech.
>>35908162I can't wait to watch everyone rage when Camille is waaaaay better than Asher at what we want Asher to do and she does it using only her Painting spell.
>>35908162Where is her LIMIT allocated? I wasn't aware the cardinal elements were fire, water, paint, earth, and air. Is it summoning? Is she summoning paint?
>>35908233Cardinal elementaries are air, fire, water, and earth.There are supplementary elementaries such as light, shadow, electricity, metal, etc.Her paint is probably a meta spell, since it seems to be generating constructs.
>>35908195Is it Noatak's twin brother Takaon?
>>35908198Why rage when it's already a known fact. I don't even have to see it to know that's true. Just let Marcus do all the heavy lifting. The guy is like on magic roids or something
>>35908233My guess is it's some kind of Meta spell. It looks like some kind of weird Summoning variant.
Just realized how horribly exposed we are. Need to create some cover or some armor. Or have Legna ready to protect our fragile ass
>>35908314Legna's already ready. She follows us around like she's our shadow.
>>35908314Asher's also basically invisible.
>>35907969I wonder what would happen if we dropped an Ignorance on Wallie's magi-charged wall.
>>35908364Does the invis suit block his astral signature? Does it block Legna's? Is Legna even by us right now?
>>35908385It does not. Yes she is.
>>35908394So he's, basically, not invisible at all right now.
>>35907969Wallie's a Nerve. Chainsaw guy is either a Vein or Bone. Or I guess he could be a cyborg mundane, but I doubt it. Third guy is I dunno.Sending Emilia alone against them is not gonna go well.> Dissolve the wall and bury them.> Sick one of your summons after the enemy.(Chainsaw/Wall guy/Jake?)Have Donneth go after wall guy
>>35908431We should probably keep Donneth focusing on chainsaw guy.
>>35908431I hope emilia dies
>>35908581Here we go again.
>>35908529Donneth is weak to steel. Not sure what the chainsaw is made of, but it could be bad.Also, a thought occurs. With the coming of the faepocalypse, people are going to have to use iron weapons (and get raped by ferromancers) or non-iron weapons (and be fucked against the fae).
>>35908641Unless they're a Vein. Then they can just soul-charge their weapon and no direct casting it without touching it.
>>35907969 Multitasking once more, you send the ravens up for recon just as you see liquid darkness welling up from the ground, coating your feet in a visceral, oily shadow. Ignoring it, you set the wall to crumble, gripping it with alchemy and geokinesis to send faults through and rapidly dissolve it.For what may be the first time in your career as a mage you find resistance in this spellwork.“Hey, fuck you man! Fuck you! I made this wall, screw off!” With the other guy shouting from the other side, you wrestle with him for control, finding yourself outmatched in this particular instance as he reforms more quickly than you can break it. “I said... FUCK YOU!” The wall surges, pushing back against you, and you realize what's happening as the wall begins to move and fast.You turn to run, “Donneth, get that guy!”“I can't see him...”“What the fuck do you mean you can't see him?”“Just that.”“Fuck” You shout out, Seeing through your empty eye with the ravens, you see nothing but darkness from the top-down, and then you realize- “SHIT, a darkness ward?”“Legna, halt that shit!” The Valkyrie comes forward and plants her shield in the way of the colossal advancing wall, stepping through the dark liquid that's filling from the other side.“I suppose it's my time to shine.” Gertrude drops in from above between you and Legna, “I'm not strong. Fast, and good at eating.” Her body stands alight with her dark purple and the strange black fluid evaporates as she absorbs the mana. She looks back as her features morph even behind her stalker suit, “We sshould ssave your girlfriend, yess?”“Can you crawl up walls?”“Of course.”“Eliminate that dark shit and put the wall guy down.”“Rough or gentle?”“What?”
>>35908697 Saph comes in over the comm, “If you want this Camille to join us, it'd be best to do it without killing her comrades. Sensible, right?”Goddamnit Saph.> Well, if we're capturing her, we might as well do it right.(Nonlethal)> Fuck it, kill them. We only want her. (Lethal)
>>35908722> Well, if we're capturing her, we might as well do it right.(Nonlethal)
>>35908641The funny thing about is not all fae are weak to iron just the nature based ones.
>>35908722> Well, if we're capturing her, we might as well do it right.(Nonlethal)Fine. Gentle. Whatever.I like Wallie anyway. He was the best npc in Overhuman:Omar Denis
>>35908722> Well, if we're capturing her, we might as well do it right.(Nonlethal)Unless it is down to her life or his.
>>35908722> Well, if we're capturing her, we might as well do it right.(Nonlethal)If Wallie wasn't there we'd go full murder up in this bitch.
>>35908697>“Hey, fuck you man! Fuck you! I made this wall, screw off!”I love Wallie.
>>35908776If it was anyone but Wallie...
>>35908722 “Do it right, no killing.” It might be the harder thing to do, though as it is, killing them won't gain you anything but distrust. No sooner than you've said that, Gertrude runs up the wall, feeding off of its magical nature and comes in from above. As she dispells the darkness, the ravens reveal... that they're gone? The sound of machinery's stopped too.“No one's here.” Gertrude says as she lands on her feet.Saph comes in, “Shite, a covert getaway? Everyone copy back.”Everyone goes through a quick check in, the one that's missing is... Emilia.“No.” You grit your teeth, feeling heat pour from your nostrils.“Asher, We'll get her back, Marcus is already-”“No.” You shake your head, crumbling the wall away, the rest of the darkness slipping away.Echo comes in, “So, I'm following them. They're returning to the camp with the chainsaw sword person, Emilia, some guy that's wearing flip-flops, and some sword of weird machine thing. Fox says the machine is eating ambient mana. I think it's a person. They're heading back for their camp.”> Lose your cool.> Don't lose your cool.
>>35909010> Lose your cool.
>>35909010If Asher loses his cool does he limit break?
>>35909010>Don't lose your cool
>>35909078He might go Rage(Beast)Mode.
>>35909078Nah just an intense rage beast symbiosis
>>35909010> Lose your coolNO ONE TAKE OUR THINGSNO ONEONLY WE TAKE[RAGE MODE INTENSIFIES]
>>35909095I kind of want to see that.
>>35909010> Lose your cool.Maybe not the smartest thing, but definitely the most in character.
>>35909095He's gonna break a bunch of shit and then Saph is going to have Marcus skullfuck us...
>>35909120Read drans ask, we would be on par with Marcus when he gets ultra pissed.You really wanna see it. It shall be glorious, rage makes us strong, strong like we have never been before
>>35909145>on parNot nearly. It would just be "almost as bad [for everyone else]"Asher vs Marcus would still end with Asher getting killed stupidly fast.
>>35909145It's time to unleash the burning flowers.
>>35909010>"No.” You grit your teeth, feeling heat pour from your nostrils.Did we just snort fire?
>>35909010> Lose your cool.I don't even care anymore. I know this is the badend option. This is the most blatant trap option in Overhuman history. It couldn't be more obvious a trap option even if Dran had put "THIS IS A TRAP OPTION" right next to it.I'm starting to suspect that Dran just wants to kill us in a way that can't be construed as him just dropping the quest, because let's face it, we're an annoying bunch of fuckers, and I can't honestly say I want this thing to be around anymore if Dran just wants it gone, because he'll make it fucking miserable for us.Time to die.
>>35909010> Don't lose your cool.
>>35909010>> Lose your cool.
>>35909252>>35909253>>35909271The one person that still cares.
>>35909010>[x] Don't lose your cool.
>>35909010>>[x] Don't lose your cool.
>>35909289>>35909271That one is just me but hey think what you want. If this end it's kinda like whatever you know. All that happens is Asher blows up like a couple of neighborhood blocks before Marcus kills him for making his Waifu upset
>>35909010>[x] Lose your cool.
>>35909010> Lose your cool.DESPITE ALL MY RAGE
Time for the lamest end for an Overhuman quest ever. Asher tardrages around Chicago, kills a bunch of random people, burns down some buildings, then gets executed by Marcus.This is even lamer than Omar.
>>35909356And this is the last overhuman questChoo choo death here we come
God dammit if this is a bad end option I'm going to be pissed. Binary choice with one resulting in death is literally the stupidest way to die.
>>35909010> Don't lose your cool.We've got to be a good example for Marcus
>>35909335>implying marcus won't accept that we rage hard for our waifu>implying he won't just keep us from killing civies by forcing is through desolate areas
>>35909356fuck this. I think i'd be great if we kill all the zeigiests.. and just chigo in general..we reach enlightenment. and then we- Wake up. It was all divination. We start at day 1.
>>35909394I pretty sure people are samefagging at both sides at this point so doesn't matter I guess.>>35909392There's no way this is gonna end well if He rages Asher sucks all around. He's like a normal peon wizard surrounded by demigods.
>>35909412Marcus is a selfish dude. All he cares about is his waifu. Waifu= Life to that guy
>>35909439Read the ask, we not so shit when we embrace the rage
>>35909412In this situation Marcus is the most likely to sympathize with us.
>>35909482I've already imagined when Asher would do that.Completely disregard burn levels chant-less nitro fiends everywhere.It's about as bad as a situation in which Marcus is maximum overpissed. >Completely disregard burn levels chant-less nitro fiends everywhere.>Completely disregard burn levelsYeah this is gonna work out well
>Go full tardrage>Get injured even worse this time>Saph doesn't have Marcus kill us because... I don't even fucking know.>It'd have to be asspulls at this point because I can't imagine her letting Asher live. They were going to be trying to kill him if he didn't join ZG.>Can't do the fae portal because bedridden cripplefuck>Can't open a portal at all because too shit to do it without the Samhain buff>Titania gets mad because we fucked up our end of the deal>Fae all pissed at us nowI don't even read this quest to see Asher succeed. The enjoyment comes purely from his suffering.
>>35909482You're an idiot. It's going to be Asher indiscriminately blasting everything and killing allies.
>>35909523Flammable dust clouds, lava seas, ungodly huge explosionsChicago might not live if we can disregard burn.
>>35909528Don't worry Saph willhave us killed no worries.
>>35909555So? ZG a shit anyway.
>>35909583>lava seas>seasMore like puddles. He can't make lava at all without it shooting his burn up a whole degree for a cup full
>>35909583Keep forgeting about Marcus. The guy is flames he gives no fucks. Just need one flaming skull finger fuck and Asher is done.
>>35909583"Disregarding burn" doesn't mean that Asher casts without incurring burn, it means that he's just going to spam magic while ignoring how much it's hurting him until he overheats his brain and passes out.
>>35909605Marcus can't teleport. We can essentially fly by spamming blink>>35909604What part of "disregard burn" don't you understand
>>35909626Or dies from burn, becomes a cripple, or just in a permanent coma. So many options to pick from
>>35909626That's utterly useless, i don't think ashers pain has done anything besides make us read about how everything hurts
>>35909628It means ignore the pain from burn levels. Disregard doesn't equal invulnerability it means to disregard something.
I wonder if it's possible to weaken a bone by evoking their powers.
>>35909643Every time we fight something, we are careful to not do too much magic at once because of the burn.Dran was saying that Asher wouldn't do that at all in rage mode and just dump all his magic as fast as he can. That means insane burst damage, but Asher's going to fuck himself up and pass out quick.
>>35909010 As you breath, you hear the chatter of their voices over the comm as they try to fill you in on the situation and calm you down. You can't hear them as your vision is overcome with red. You breath and you smell only charcoal, the burned wood that they take. No. No. No... They do not take. You take.In the face of your building anger and remorse, you switch over the suit to the Salamander mode, letting it remold and shape itself to be virtually heat proof.“I'm taking her back.” Running past the dissolved wall, you give chase. Hands reach out from the ground, where you trapped the clones from before. With a swipe of a burning claw, you take their arms off and run faster, your heart pumping hard. Yearning for faster movement, you conjure a carpet of flame and ride it up into the air like the flicker of flame. From above you see them and hold your prosthesis forward, ready to snap. “Nitrous fiend.” You say with a resolute deadliness, yet set the detonations at their fore and sides to cut them off. With a snap it goes wild, several alchemical shockwaves bursting into black and red with sound akin to gunfire. The detonations force them to a dead stop, yet it also does the job of rousing the encampment ahead.You release your flaming carpet and unleash another berserk nitrous fiend ahead to cause chaos in their camp as you fall. With a breath you whisper in a gutteral tongue that seems to cast itself out and infuse the air with power. You land with a fiery detonation and you rise with fire surrounding you completely, a beast-like form settling in for an infernal roar.“Give. Her. Back.” You growl through the flames as you weave a multitude of latent detonations from your burning fort.
>>35909677“Ohhhhly shit. Guys. Hey guys, what's worth fight'n for? I say we just put the chick down and fuck off, we aint paid for this right? We're here to rebuild.-” The guy with flip-flops tries to appeal to his comrades. The metal monster steps forward, a metal assortment of teeth, metal, and a crude chassis. “Take the girl. We need to probe her with Violet. I'll hand-”With a snap you detonate the beast's head.“AND THERE IT IS.” The guy in flip-flops, turns around, raising his hands into the air, “Claire, put her down. Claire, just give her back to the angry dude.”The chainsaw greatsword wielder stares at you for a moment as she slowly lowers Emilia, “You're right Wallie, we don't get enough for this shit.”“What the fuck kind of stupid name is that? I told you it's Walter!”> Take Emilia and fuck off.(Maintain non-lethal)> Kill them.
>>35909680> Take Emilia and fuck off.(Maintain non-lethal)>"Wallie, Claire, next time see. Die."
>>35909680> Take Emilia and fuck off.(Maintain non-lethal)
>>35909680>[x] Take Emilia and fuck off.(Maintain non-lethal)Brand their faces
>>35909680> Take Emilia and fuck off.(Maintain non-lethal)Based Wallie.
>>35909715That probably wouldn't work.
>>35909680> Take Emilia and fuck off.Fiend the metal guy one more time to make sure he stays down, seeing as though he wanted to fight us anyways.
>>35909715The best we could do is burn a hand print onto their face, we don't have the fine control to brand anything special
It only worked because Wallie is a cool guy. If it was anyone else of his level, they'd have beat our ass.
>>35909680Alright we need to contact Odin and have him hook us up with some control over rage so we can be a real zerker, because that shit was awesome
>>35909680Fucking yes. Thank you Dran.
>>35909680>I want to FINALLY get feedback along the lines of "His head fucking blows up, you instakilled is bitch ass, you win.">We instakill his bitch ass and win.Dran-senpai noticed me =D
>>35909680>“Take the girl. We need to probe her with Violet. I'll hand-”>VoiletPrepare for mindrape in the near future.
>>35909756This takes place in the past a bit, so these people aren't as badass as they were in Omar. Wallie, and Violet for that matter, are probably way less powerful then we remember.
>>35909756To be fair, he's not at the level here that he was at during Omar. Then again, he never showed what he was fully capable of in the little training bouts.But yes, an example is that he can form a wall around you and just crush you. Thing is, as seen here, he doesn't like to get his hands real dirty.>>35909820That is so.
>>35909820So instead of having a Master grade wall spell and various enchantments, he has Expert grade wall spell and fewer enchantments. That's still more than enough to thump Asher.
>>35909830>tfw walls are OP pls nerf
>>35909870>tfw he doesn't even understand the full power of WALLmancy.
>>35909830Look up and blink? Or does he do ceilings too?
>>35909887>tfw asher is the only amazingly shit characterIs this punishment for das nipples?
>>35909901We just fucked shit up pretty hard for once, for now you should probably hold your tongue about being shit unless you want him to change his mind about throwing us a bone.
>>35909887>they are EVEN more OPThis is, this makes me sad. I wanna be OP too
>>35909922He didn't actually do anything though. He just puffed up and looked kinda scary against the only guy in the setting that this would work against. It was an overcommitted bluff and if it was anyone but Wallie, we'd have been fucked.
>>35909926>not knowing we just unlocked berserkermancyThis cruel reign of shit asher is overLong live angry asher
>>35909901I think he interpreted the lack of players in OH Petre Lupei as "they don't like strong mcs" when the reality was that Dran was using EMAIL instead of twitter to announce thread starts and half the already small playerbase fucking hated gypsies.
>>35909922Yep, let's not bitch when Asher gets to one-shot enemies. Maybe, just maybe, Asher is getting gud.
>>35909938We blew off metal mans head.
>>35909974We should probably double tap his ass, that seemed to easy.
>>35909974It's not dead, or it's not a person, because "non-lethal" is still an option.
>>35909938Just take the small victories.
>>35909946Oh god I would do anything for dran, I would pay so many hookers to dominate him
>>35909990It's not a victory, it's a distraction. We didn't -do- anything. Asher is exactly the same as when he was shit. He's still shit now, he just managed to look worse than he is.
>>35909989He was asking for it though, the option should have been> Take Emilia and fuck off.(Try to get back to being non-lethal)
>>35910010Doing dumb shit and living is a victory at this point. We should have tried calming down if living or "winning" is that important. Want to do cool shit spend a limit point on an encounter to make yourself look good. That's always an option.
>>35910010Pls go. These guys were enough to capture Emilia in the middle of most of ZG and we just rekt one of them instantly. Bitch all you want about Asher not getting a permanant boost, but it still an impressive feat.
>>35909680 With a wave of a burning claw, you whisk Emilia away with such speed that she seems to vanish.“Begon-” You begin when something stabs into the flamebody, piercing your wooden hand with a lance and driving you back with incredible force.“Thank god for the motherfucking cavalry! Claire, get us the fuck outta here!” The guy in flip-flops, Wallie, takes the hand of the chick with the chainsaw sword as she jumps on it and uses her magic to balance upon it as she rides it forward at ridiculous speed.A moment later, another assailant stabs into your burning armor, sinking in deep. You were ready for it this time though as you rebolster your defenses.“Asher!” Echo comes in through the comm, “It's a new kind of mech! Watch-”Just as she's about to warn you, the lance lodged in your arm expands into spines, locking inside right before blooming with such force that it tears your artificial hand apart. It reminds you of a famous Celtic legend. The Gae Bolg.”Yet just as you're remembering that, you see the gleam of a mechanical eyes peering into your flame for just a moment as they withdraw leaping back, to find footing... It's not hard to anticipate what comes next. You need to get yourself and Emilia away from them! Who knows how many of these new models there are.> Escape to the air, be quick about it!> Hold ground and reposition inside the flame monster(The flames around Emilia are cold.) before launching a counterattack!> Call for summon reinforcement!> (other)>Echo should be nearby...
>>35910059>>35910060>Earlier in the thread everyone is in agreement that Asher is complete shit, mainly as a result of Dran's shit handling of the system>Dran has Asher kill some random robot mook that's on the same level as the clones and the other people just run away, conveniently being the only people in the setting that would actually do that>This somehow invalidates the complaints lodged earlier.No. Asher is still busted. The underlying problems are still all there. Trying to say that this proves Asher isn't shit is like trying to say a broken gun isn't shit because it can be used to bluff having a gun that works.
>>35910122> Call for summon reinforcement!Fuck him up Donner!Also Legna, you are a failure.
>>35910183Remember what Legna said first time she was around the RB? "I can't get near it, it's melting my steel."
>>35910122> Escape to the air, be quick about it!We are done here.
>>35910122Can we bring Emilia inside the flames with us and dual cast with her to wreck shit? She could reinforce the flames with a bit of enchantment or strengthen the construct with geo.
>>35910199She could have at least gave us a heads up.
>>35910122>[x] Escape to the air, be quick about it!Fly backwards while spamming nitrofiends at it.>>35910215I think Emilia's knocked out.
>>35910122> Hold ground and reposition inside the flame monster(The flames around Emilia are cold.) before launching a counterattack!Unless we can blink with emilia we can't really flee
>>35910221Flaming carpet ride man. Don't you want to be romantic?
>>35910122> Escape to the air, be quick about it!if Emilia is unconscious she's totally vulnerable. We have to get her out of here
>>35910122> Call for summon reinforcement!We can't fly only blink.
>>35910122>Gae BolgIf this thing really is based on that, then we're fucked if he throws it.
>>35910221We can flame carpet away It's how we caught up with them to begin with. We didn't blink towards them this time in rage mode. Tell Donner and Legna to run interference I guess?
>>35910122> Hold ground and reposition inside the flame monster(The flames around Emilia are cold.) before launching a counterattack!> Call for summon reinforcement!Legna should be able to hold her own. Maybe Donneth can stay at range? I still want to try out the Toy Soldiers...If worst comes to worst, can't we just make an escape tunnel with Geo?
>>35910251Have you not read the quest? We flew during the fight with Saph and we flew to get over here just now.
>>35910122> Escape to the air, be quick about it!Romance baby
>Tree arm is kill>All the time integrating it gone to waste.
>>35910278>not princess carrying her while you fly with your flame wings
>>35910256Yep. Going up into the air seems like a cool way to become a target.
>>35910278Problem is if he throw that lance we are fucked. We might have to go underground maybe?
>>35910122>> Hold ground and reposition inside the flame monster(The flames around Emilia are cold.) before launching a counterattack!If he throws it, well, that's bad.
>>35910271I think we should keep Legna on defense with us. We can't blink away when we have Emilia
>>35910122> Call for summon reinforcement!the reason we are shit is because we do stupid shit.
>>35910334Legna won't go near us while we are on fire I'm guessing. It would be nice to get a conformation for that.
>>35910354The reason Asher's shit is because, when concerning expenditure of LIMIT, the choices we make are retroactively made stupid and the stupid that we avoid is made into the good choice.Yes, we have done stupid shit that was just plain stupid, like Fara and Asmadei, but those do not have the same bearing on Asher's shitness that his terrible spell build does.
Dran, do our thoughtforms have the potential to have faster reaction times than us? I think it would be sweet to create offensive/defensive summons that auto-cast fiend/wall under some condition. It would free up Legna from basically being our shield at all times.
>>35910122> Call for summon reinforcement!I don't know is one of those giant Chicago sewer tunnels near us?
>>35910422There are several instances where we have lost a fight due to a stupid choice.
>>35910424>>35910122Cause if it is we should dig down if we can do it fast enough
>>35910422Dran said that the reason we can't do some of the obvious things even a high-school drop-out would try is because he can't wrap his own head around them.
>>35910465There are two kinds of shit>Shit from build>Shit from how you use the buildThe presence of the latter does not invalidate the former. Asher has a shit build, and that doesn't change just because people voted to throw Nora at Belila or use Knight in a room full of methane.
4chan is laggy as balls tonight wow
>>35910517Looks like 4chan shat the bed for you too huh.
>>35910122 Gathering your flames, you hold Emilia in your arms and send yourself into the sky while riding on fire, the mechs steady their lances in line with you and launch themselves up at high speed. Legna and Donneth intercept their charge, steel and ice diverting their charge, and synchronized riposte sending them hurtling back down to the ground as you rush away into the night air. Legna stands atop the air while Donneth retreats along the land before fading into the astral.As you separate yourself from the turmoil below, you're warmed by the heat of the flames even as the magical burn in your body starts to wear upon you. With Emilia in your arms, you feel peaceful again.“Asher, do you copy? We have the paint.”“Copy that. Returning to base after flushing the trail.”>Camille has been captured!>Asher flexed his guns!>1 LIMIT gained! >Final burn: Moderate(medium)>[End Thread]
I feel that this thread went a bit better than expected... Camille's going to take a bit of convincing via Saph to prove that she's on the wrong side and everything.Do wish we got more done tonight. Though I'm still pretty stoked about getting Oververse Samhain under way.
>>35910630I agree. It went well and it was good. Thanks for running Dran.
>>35910611Incidentally, can we build our Magic Missile stockpile now? We should have keeping that up since season one.
>>35910630Yeah we managed to be ususeful and effective in combat. Fun thread. I was definitely hoping for the faepocalypse to begin tonight though
>>35910611>you're warmed by the heat of the flamesSalamander suit keeps Asher at a cool 65F, or are you saying that beastmode heat managed to penetrate the suit?
>>35910649The lance did.
>>35910644>Bluffing and then running away after getting your arm shredded>Effective
>>35910661We took out all the clones and recovered a hostage they took. Quit being so negative anon
>>35910685Not to mention that it was also enough of a distraction that Marcus was able to take Camille Discretely. He can't much GOFAST when he's carrying someone.
>>35910685>Asher was able to kill 3 clones that are essentially large dogs on roidsWow.
>>35910690Any idea when the next thread will be?
>>35910695Killing =/= a mission complete and successful.The only collateral damage was property damage. With the loss of life being a cerberus unit.>>35910703I'll be checking tomorrow. Missed getting it today.
>>35910690Yeah. And while we lost it a bit we managed to keep enough of a level head to not botch things. Think Rage Mage might be a possibility? Like a nordic berserker type?
>>35910758Thanks for responding. Have a good night Dran
Also, if you guys hadn't raged, Emilia would've been lost unless you all dealt with much more dangerous reinforcements.
>>35910630http://pastebin.com/Zn1VgHXWThe one limit point added and some changes to the cantrip section, such as adding the Beastmode under Knight and added Break(placeholder name for the alchemic disintegration)
>>35910804>Break(placeholder name for the alchemic disintegration)That works actually.
>>35910643>can we build our Magic Missile stockpile nowI want to do that too. We really need to build up some firepower that doesn't set our brain on fire.
>>35910787I hate emilia and I don't even care that we missed an oppurtunity to get rid of her, rage mode was fun. This was the first enjoyable thread in a while
>>35910787Hahaha yes. Anti-Emilia fags btfo
>>35910787Man I can never tell what's a good or bad decision in this quest. It seems entirely dependent on whether or not you think it sounds cool and want to write it instead of previous foreshadowing or in-universe precedent.
>>35910758>possiblyHow wet is Legna right now? She totally enjoyed watching asher actually do something and kick ass right? And we didn't even desecrate any corpses, and got a comrade back from the enemy. In short is miss valkeryie pleased?
>>35910812Cool.I was really close to putting "Atomize" but I just kept looking at it and thinking "there's no way Asher'd name one of his spells that".
>>35910841She probably thinks he's an even bigger dumbass.
>>35910846What about Ash, I mean dust or break are more appropriate but asher is a vain fuck and turning shit to individual atoms isn't that far from ash.
>>35910758>possibly>brzerkers and other rage modes are mythos as shit>asher can into mythosGloriousCan't wait for next thread, if Dorothy doesn't have anything we can talk to Legna and if that fails talk to big O himself, maybe get a berserker warrior summon who will teach us shit
I also wanted to answer a questionn about the wooden arm here. It's strong enough to win you an arm wrestle against just about any normal human when Asher's using magic to move it.It can tear off a spoiler from a car, tear a door off its hinges, and other feats of strength. There are no nerves that Asher can feel with in the arm and it's not made of flesh+ it can be reinforced with MF.It's quite formidable.
>>35910881I think I'd rather convince Odin to let us Norse-portal and stuff his warriors into tree-man bodies.
>>35910897>>35910881I really think we would be better off focusing on Samhain and self-improvement. We've gotta seriously start kicking ass before Odin will give us another boon.
>>35910905What do you think learning how to zerker is?
>>35910611>>1 LIMIT gained!I almost said to put it into summoning, but I think we might wanna use it when we create the portal.
>>35910894How much can we alter its shape?
>>35910894It's fucked up now, so I guess we need to use Flora to heal it? I assume Xix is gonna help with that, or at least just draw a circle for us or something?
>>35910905We can just make a huge sacrafice to odin. Or we could rob a bank and slaughter the waves and waves of cops, odin wants people dying in glorious combat right?
>>35910894I can't wait until our entire body is like that.Wait a second... does our soul inhabit the arm, or is the arm just some crap clinging to our body? Does it have magical soul protection? If our entire being was wooden plant-man, could we still do magic?
>>35910894Is it anchored into the bone or is it purely stuck in Asher's muscle by its roots?
>>35910934That would probably piss saph off, but if forgoe the super cool clothing(that obviously has a tracker in it) and have emilia cover for us, we might be able to get away with it. Though beung without our supersuit is worrying
>>35910713>Killing =/= a mission complete and successful.The problem is that all of Asher's spells were selected with "KILL SHIT" as the main goal, and he's really not good at that at all.If our thing was going to be to try to scare people away like this, we should have gone for Illusion.
>>35910944Anchored to the bone.>>35910942It does not, however it does receive aura protection.>>35910933Yes>>35910929On the fly? Not very well. It's also got some internal systems that Xix put in that'd make that kind of modification easier.>>35911013Sometimes you need to kill shit. Sometimes you need to kill a lot of shit. Sometimes you only need to kill one piece of shit real good. In any case, it takes some degree of experience and Asher's gotten a good spell for multitarget destruction.Saph's ideal isn't "NO CASUALTIES EVER" It's more like "DON'T INVOLVE SHIT THAT ISN'T NECESSARY." Like a crowd of roughly a few thousand people to get roasted by Biggie.Granted it's not exactly his fault, but she's holding him accountable for fucking with bad karma items.
The Gertrude thing was weird.I'm wondering if she actually feels that way or if it's some kind of ruse. Does the forced truthfulness require that she be truthful in how she says her words or is it not that strict? I mean, she wasn't sarcastic, but I have no idea if she genuinely wasn't sarcastic or if she just said it that way to throw us off and the contract didn't catch it and burn her because Asher technically is her master even if she doesn't view it that way.
>>35911181Yeah, I don't understand either. My theory is that she already broke her constraints somehow, and now she's biding her time before she either A). Murders us, or B). Runs away.Don't have enough evidence to act on it though.
>>35911181She may well have realized there's no reason to be a cunt, asher plans on letting her do most shit she wants to do, besides eating allies. That or she REALLY misses her husband bossing her around
>>35911254>That or she REALLY misses her husband bossing her aroundWell, Asher is grandpa as fuck, so maybe he reminds her of her dead husband.
>>35911181It might be her will to survive swallowing up her pride. Dran said her driving instinct is to keep living, being nice to your new master is probably a good way to achieve that, also might be because we went back and got her that one time that I vaguely remember
>>35911260>tfw grandpa asher and grandma gertrude
>>35911305She can make spider abominations according to dran, if they have souls they would be perfect for shoving into treeple, and we would be free of owing any mythos and gerty might be able to flat out control them cause she's their momma.
>>35911335Can, but probably never will unless it somehow becomes imperative to her survival.And I somehow doubt that they'd have souls.
>>35911335We could possibly eventually influence her enough that she starts popping out treeple instead of spider things, maybe, I don't understand how bones work
>>35911348Then i say we hold out on making treeple until we get echidna, she knows how to into soul dickery, and we are on the goodish side of one of her kids, she might be willing to teach us. And if we don't make an ass of ourself we may well get a strong ally, monsters and treeple would make a strange combination
>>35911374>she knows how to into soul dickeryNo she doesn't. The clones get souls automatically because they're human clones. They don't have souls upon birth because they're unnatural, but they're still people so after the flow catches that some people missed the last soul handout, it throws some souls at them automatically.
>>35911391Where was this said? I really don't want to have to rely on mythos powered soldiers.
>>35911391So take human dna and magically dick it so hard that a clone that comes from it would be a treeple but still has human dna at its core
>>35911485We would need genetic manipulation for that, though if we get someone with it they could handle that part for us until we get the spare limit to branch out and get it
>>35911485Sure, if you want to pick up the DNA manipulation spell. That might work.
>>35911508>until we get the spare limit to branch out and get itSo, basically, once we have gotten over 100 more LIMIT. Because we're not going to have any to spare on more spells until then.
>>35911528I never said it was gonna come quick, just that it would be on the list of shit we want but don't immediatly need