Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.But damn, its fun.You are Zachary Zelnacki, newly formed Epic. Two months ago, super-powered people rose from the wea-I mean normal. Yeah, normal. You have the ability to control vectors, allowing you to change the speed and direction of any solid object within 15 yards(13 meters). You are also inhumanly tough, able to shrug off small caliber weapons. Finally, and perhaps most important, you are able to absorb powers from dead Epics, if you touch them within ten minutes of death.You witnessed an Epic fight in the local Middle school, and absorbed the power of steel manipulation and regeneration. You then uploaded the video of the battle and bought a Glock. Finally, you check around town for anything of interest. You see a poster about an Epic in Sacramento, read about a trio of Epics that took over New York City, and learned about LA.You went on the road, driving to New York. In Colorado, a blockade forces you to pull over. After killing two men, the militia is able to handcuff you. Put into a large execution machine, open to the public. Who were there in large numbers, unluckily for them. Fearing for your your life, your powers fly out of control. Forming a metal shell around yourself, a rampage ensues. Nearly 20% of the town's population later, you reach your car. You fall into a fitful sleep, full of flashing lights, pleas for mercy, spraying blood, and a feeling of overpowering strength.1/?
You loot the town, breaking into a large house with an RV out front. Within the house, you eat breakfast and meet Brandon. The eight year old Epic joins you, bringing his pets along for the ride. It turns out that his parents were preppers, with bug out bags, a collection of weaponry, and an RV tricked out for going innawoods. The two(four counting the pets) of you drive cross-country, eventually being funneled into Nashville.You escape the KKK controlled city, killing three Epics with the help of Brandon and the RV's heavy weaponry. You absorb two powers, super strength and invulnerability. Outfitted with new powers, you continue to New York. A checkpoint in the Brooklyn tunnel has you sent to a hotel to wait for an officer in the Epic army. You and Brandon order a feast of room service, jumpstarting the American economy.A general in NYC's Epic army recruits you and your "brother" to the corps. Free schooling, room and board, a great 401K, free healthcare, and two weeks paid vacation are included in your benefits package. Brandon will be going to school with other Epic children, then work in the power plant for a few hours a day. You go to the Academy, sitting in the middle of the lecture hall. You team up with three other Epics for a training exercise. Working with them, you capture two flags from other Epics' teams. You and Sydney rush to the art museum, where Sydney captures a filipino Epic with fire powers.>What do?Read the last threads at: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Epic%20QuestNumber .5 is the first one, sorry if thats confusingTOTAL XP: 3502/?
>Base PowersPower Stealing(II): The ability to absorb the last power a dead Epic used. Can hold four powers at once, absorbed powers have sixty percent strength. Must touch dead Epic within twelve minutes of their death.Invulnerability(II): Rifle shots(.223, .30, 5.56) along with buckshot near useless against you. Bruises, but most won't enter the body. Pistols might as well be a guy throwing pebbles at you. Watch out of heavier rounds, though.Vector manipulation(I): You are able to change the vector of objects, making a piece of gravel punch through steel. Blows that you are expecting can be diverted. A range of twenty yards.>Stolen PowersSteel Manipulation(I): The ability to move, bend, liquify, and shape various types of steel. Must use existing steel, range of fifty yards.Regeneration(I): You now heal at a much higher rate, scrapes scabbing over in a minute, deep wounds heal in a day.Super Strength(I): You are above and beyond an Olympic athlete. Lift half a ton, squat half a ton, bench seven hundred pounds. All this, and you never look any bigger than a normal Epic
>>36373813>>What do?search for other epics
>>36373848How much would Power Stealing III cost?
>>36373927and Regeneration II?
>>36373954Pretty sure that's 400
>>36373975thanks we may want to take this Regeneration II next
>>36373813Try to find hothead's teammates?
>>36373961You might want to tack on a (Next Level: ____ XP) at the end of the power descriptions in the future.
XP costs for referencePower Stealing(III): 1200. Lets you copy five powers at once, at 70% power at absorption(you have regen&steel at 60% power).Invulnerability(III): 1100. Get shot by a HMG and keep coming. Even large rifle rounds and shotgun slugs just knock the wind out of you. Explosives and tanks are a problem still.Regeneration(II): 400 or absorb another regen power. Makes wounds scab over in a minute and deeper wounds take a few hours to be almost healed. Don't tear your stitches, though, in a day you are fine. Must keep brain intactSteel Manipulation(II): 400 or absorb another regen power. Lets you control more steel from a farther range. Allows for high limited iron manipulation, but iron control is much weakerVector Control(II): 600. Upgrades max speed(50mph to 60mph). Heavier things and items lightly rooted in the ground can be moved. WIth lots of practice, can allow for a double jump.Super Strength(II): 600. Doubles your power. Lift or squat a ton, bench half a ton. When lifting things, they won't break from having the weight all on two hands.
>>36373848What's the estimate on the next level of Vectors. That shit's going to be OP once we get into higher levels (making the person's blood go backwards or sideways through their system can REALLY fuck someone up.)
>>36373813What do?"Sydney! focus lets look for the flag"
Tfw thees threads only happen when I'm at workTfw I have no face
>>36374035>Steel Manipulation(II): 400 or absorb another regen power.>Steel Manipulation>another regen powerheh.Anyway, can we upgrade Base powers by stealing other people's powers?
>>36374047but up grading power stealing ups all stolen powers it ups a bit and gives us more to take it what we should save for unless we are expecting life and death fight soon.we want to maintain a low profile and upgrading a power we didn't tell them about wouldn't help us do that.
>>36374131You work till midnight?
>>36374173I worl tell 1 am actually. Shit sucks
>>36374198Damn, that is bad. What time do you start, if you're on right now?
>>36374137True, more cost efficient. But this isn't about minmaxing, it's about picking which will be most useful and upping that. Our powers, in order of endgame usefulness, are Vectors, Invuln, Regen, Strength, and Steel manip
>>36374278>this isn't about minmaxing>it's about picking which will be most useful and upping thatThe irony
>>36373795>MC is Accelerator+Magneto/Biribiri+Wolverine+general superhuman strength/toughnessWelp, I guess this quest is won then, there's no way anyone save reality benders can combat that.
>>36374339Nearly all those powers are rank 1. The Vector manipulation is nowhere near Accelerator levels. Same about all the other powers and the characters you listed for them.
>>36374278>>this isn't about minmaxingok I can see wanting to role play more but I thought we were going for sneaky nice guy building power, so I am not sure how that's min-maxing. ...>>in order of endgame usefulness, are Vectors, Invuln, Regen, Strength, and Steel manipbesides being Wrong this is the definition of min-maxingbut hey Circular logical is circular
>>36374339And he said shapeshifting and charisma were overpowered
>>36374395>>36374323Yeah, I kinda saw that after I posted. I meant Minmaxing in an economic sense. Getting the most possible upgrade out of your points, as opposed to upgrading only what you need.
>>36374378To be fair, if MC can make gravel hit through steel, he should be able to stop a punch completely, not just divert it, or at least make it meaningless, especially with invulnerability.
>>36374479those are both examples of the same thing its like saying True, more cost efficient. But this isn't about eating food, it's about picking which will be most useful and eating that. Our powers, in order of dinner usefulness, are Italian, Mexican, Chinese, leftovers, and frozen barettoo
>>36374229I work 2 jobs, I started the first one at 12
>>36374565Subtle differences. Let me rephrase, then. It's not about cost efficiency, it's about practicality.
>>36374601but not for how we have been playing and planing to do with the MC.The order would be more Power Stealing,Invulnerability,Super Strength Steel Manipulation Vector manipulation, then , Regeneration.look we don't want to make it noticeable we can do more than we said we could, till we are strong enough to not give a fuck. to get there we need Power Stealing(and keep it under raps)Invulnerability ( so it looks like we are improving at a normal rate like the rest of the Epics, and don't get ganked.)then Steel Manipulation cause its the flashest power we got that they know about
"Chill out Diana. You know you can't melt crystals, you'll just wasting my time." Sydney says to the struggling Epic. She looks over at you, "She's so hot headed, never knows when to stop fighting."You reform the metal armor, pulling the steel from the ground back to form your lower left arm. You shift positions, standing in the center of the golem. You reform the head, giving it a frog mouth helmet style. You form the chest into a hollow, a snorkel coming out the back and eyeholes in the chest. Sydney embeds the Epic in more diamond, sending tendrils into the marble floor.The pair of you continue down the hall, turning into the different galleries. An abstract painting covers one of the walls, of a blue line. Thats it. Just a line.*Bzzzzz**Bzzzzz**Bzzzzz*"What's that noise... Damnit Nathan, not the bees again." Sydney says, growing more armor over her skin.A sandy haired Epic steps out from behind the doorway. He's dressed in yellow, brown, and black. Behind him, a cloud of darkness buzzes.>What do?
>>36374751>>What do?liquidize some of your steel and throw it on the bees
>>36374751Steel wall, steadily advancing. Have Sydney shore up the sides by growing crystal in the gaps.
>>36374751>Sydney get clear, charge them metal blazing for incapacitate, bees shouldn't be able to hurt you with invulnerability. Just keep you mouth and eyes closed.
>>36374751Bubble of steel around the bees. Then keep going.
You lengthen the upper arms on your armor, widening into tower shields. You charge forward, hoping to catch hold of the Epic. He sends the bees forward, heading to your helmet. You hollow it out, letting them fill the space. Once most of them are in the helmet, you fold the lip up.The metal bursts open at the top, a cloud of bees flying out of the corroded metal."Nathan can change animals! Don't let them sting you." Sydney says, then muttered, "Fucker made me think I was a tree.""You're the one that started it, shouldn't have shot my pants with water!" Nathan says, leaning against the wall and examining his nails.You charge at the Epic, then feel a pinch in your side. Theres a hole in the metal armor above it, with a giant bee/wasp on it. It's stinger is imbedded in your side, pumping venom into your blood.It hits like a ton of bricks, the world flashing in a plethora of colors. You look at the art, and finally understand what the blue line means. It's a symbol of our cultures increasing materialism, hinting at the nature of mankind.Nathan's disappeared, replaced with a giant wasp. Sydney's gone too, a large crystal chandelier hanging from the ceiling that touches the ground.>What do?
>>36375429Metal blob the wasp then hope your regen can take the poison.
>>36375429forgot pic because captcha was being a bitch
>>36375429>>What do?shit metal blob at bee than make an airtight suit with all your steel
>>36375429Perforate the wasp with a steel bulletstorm
>these wasps are stinging with more force than a rifle round
>>36375429Fuck I hate wasps.Eliminate with extreme prejudice.
>>36375690Epics, man. Shit be cray cray.So, he controls tracker-jackers?
>>36375706Controls wasps and turns them into tracker jackers more like.
>>36375716Makes sense.He seems cool, and outside combat, he's probably a GREAT guy to know for... Extracurricular activities.
You fire both arms at the giant wasp, letting it become two liquid arcs. They hit something, but the poison messes with your senses. The metal suit starts melting, drops falling to harden on the marble floor.You drop to the ground, curling into a ball with thick walls of steel. You close out all stimulation, the world becoming a pitch black bubble. Something pings against the dome, and you send a claw of steel to kill it. The blades close on a large wasp, cutting it's head off.You stay in place for two minutes, head pounding. A few wasps attack your dome, but are dispatched by claws. After a short rest, the pounding stops and you can feel the poison being neutralized.You stand, metal streaming to make the your armor. The wasp changed back to the male Epic, and the chandelier is a hot chick again. The male Epic is covered in metal, his body cocooned to the wall."THE TEAM CONTAINING BURNIE BROWN, NATHAN FALKEN, SUMMER WINFOLD, AND AMBER SUI HAVE LOST THEIR FLAGS. PLEASE HALT YOUR FIGHT AND REPORT TO THE LECTURE HALL."You look over at the cocooned Epic, who looks pissed at hearing his name. You release him, pulling the metal into your armor.>What say/do?
>>36375903Just leave. Holy shit just leave fuck wasps. Go put the flag in the shroom.
>>36375903>Wow you hit hard, Never tripped that hard on anything before. Good fight.>Then ask Sydney if she got the flag if not then we need to fall back to base quick if so same thing. Get a sitrep from the 2 base guards too.
>>36375903I guess it's time for you to bee going
>>36375940You don't have the flag. And if Wasp Epic doesn't have it, the other team does. You can still get first place
>>36375903Call the team, make sure they're doing alright, if so, hurry to the last team's base.
>>36376023Do we really want to take on the last team with just two people or would it be better to make them come to us?
>>36376064Sink the island then yes 4 person rush.
You press a button, and your team comes online. "Guys, anything happening at the mushroom?"Artemis answers, "A flier just left the art museum, heading to the reservoir. Looks like he had two or three flags on him, can't tell from this angle. Want us to come to you or stay back to defend the 'shroom?>Both of you come here>Stay, we'll join you>Sydney and I got this, stay at the mushroom>Sink the island, 4 man rush>Write In
>>36376145>Sink the island, 4 man rush
>>36376145>Stay, we'll join you
>>36376145>>Stay, we'll join you
>>36376145>>Sink the island, 4 man rush
>>36376145>Sink the island, 4 man rushMake sure to put the flags inside our armor.And take the rest if the metal.We behemoth now.
Tie breaker now, stay or rush?
>>36376461If I stay there will be trouble, and if I go it will be double. So, you gotta let me know, should I stay, or should I go.
>>36376496You're a cool anon
Rush, and how the flags in our armor.
>>36376579Aww, thank you.
"Wait for me at the mushroom, then we'll go to the reservoir." You then turn to Nathan, "I guess it's time for you to bee going.""Zach, stop making puns and get here." Daniel says in your ear. Nathan smiles slightly, then gets out a pad of paper. He writes a short note, then waves goodbye. Four things burst from his back, forming into clear dragonfly wings. They start buzzing, wind rising from him, and he flies out through a shattered skylight.Sydney nods, then runs out of the museum. You fly up, passing through the skylight, then fly off to the pond. You touch down after a minute of flight, rocking the thin mushroom. You pull in all of the steel, Artemis creating hardlight platforms for everyone. You lift the flags from their hollow, placing them in your back. The rest of your group looks ready to attack, resting on solid light. Once the flags are in place, you absorb the rest of the metal. Your armor grows thicker, a foot thick in most places. Your head is coated in six inches of steel, horns, tentacles and blades coating the helmet. Hundreds of small, three inch tentacles cover your limbs, longer ones on your sides and back. Your hands turn to claws, four inch blades on each finger.1/2
"Lets go"The four people in your team shoot off, each with their own powers to move. You fly up with Daniel, vectoring adding to your speed. Artemis is carried by Daniel, hanging off him with hardlight. Sydney streak through the water, then onto the land. She disappears in the trees, a blue blur. She's moving at an easy jog of a hundred mile per hour.You fly with your team, then drop to the ground on the tennis courts. You pull in the chainlink fence, bending it into another layer of armor. On the water, is an iceberg that shouldn't be here in November. A tunnel leads into it, an Epic in lime green and yellow standing in it. An Epic circles above it, flying on a large rock.>What do?You have a waterbender with superspeed that can make gemstonesA guy who can fly and shoot lasersA chick with hardlight, healing, and fire powersForgot pic
>>36376880Have the guy who shoots lasers shoot down the guy on the rock and have the chick with fire powers attempt to melt the ice berg, if the ice berg plan fails, rush in.
>>36376880Try to melt the iceberg while simultaneously flooding it with heated water, have Daniel take care of the other flier and we can just rush in
>>36376880Giant steel ice picks.
>>36376880Have our water bender destroy the iceberg, get laser guy shoot at flying rock guy. While us and hardlight girl take the two
Do you want to keep the flags on you, or put them someplace else. Insert the place to hide them if that's your choice>Artemis+Sydney take out the iceberg>Daniel takes out the flier>You go into the icebergCorrect?
"Sydney, Artemis, try to get rid of the iceberg. Daniel, take out the guy on the rock. I'll go into the tunnel and find the flags.""I can't move ice, only water. Don't know why." Sydney pipes up."I'll hit it with fire, you get rid of the runoff. Keep the other team off me." Artemis says.Daniel nods, then fires up into the air. He curves gently, coming down next to the flying man on a rock. You turn your attention to the lake, where Artemis is walking with Sydney on hardlight. You curve the metal on your arms, forming into thick, serrated hooks. You launch, arching over the women on your team. You crash into the iceberg, setting it rocking with the force. One of the blades imbeds itself in the ice, holding you in place. Spikes form on the front of the steel, making a solid wall of hooks. Your feet change, growing into spiked boots.In the water, an Epic in lime green swims. You fire some metal to grab him, feeling it latch on the man. A twist of your wrist, and the metal cuts into the iceberg. You set him underwater, bubbles streaming from his mouth as he tries to free himself. You make a three foot tube, and wrap it against his mouth to act as a snorkel. He stops struggling, likely so he doesn't dislodge the tube.A tunnel goes into the iceberg, curving so you can't see what lies ahead. Artemis and Sydney are on your left, gouts of flame hitting the ice. Above you, the two flying men are firing energy and stones at each other.>What do?
>>36377571Fire some flak at the opposing flier, then walk down the cave. As the tank, we take point.
>>36377571Pull the Lime Green up and restrain him in metal, then attempt to pull off a large chunk of ice off the iceberg and throw it at the man on the rock, or fire metal pikes at him
"Guys, over here. Get behind me, I'll be in the front."The two women move towards you, looking down at the man underwater. Still breathing, check. Just to be safe, you pull him from underwater and cocoon him in steel. He's till breathing through a tube, a sphere of metal around his head. The air from the tube should be enough, but you poke a few holes in the ball to be sure. You fire up some steel balls at the flyer, each around the size of a marble. They hit the rock beneath the flier, breaking it into pieces. A few stone chips shower down and hit the water. You widen the armor slightly, while sucking in the tentacles and blades. You step into the tunnel, feeling like you walked into a freezer. The women follow, Sydney in crystal armor and Artemis in just her clothes. You follow the tunnel down, the floor sloping gently. Artemis carves a small trail in the wall, a bright flame burning on her finger.You enter a small room, the walls glistening a beautiful shade of white-blue. In a hollow, are eight flags. Next to them, are two Epics. One, a mousy girl shivering from the cold. The other is a guy in white and blue, his hands working over a small sculpture. Each pass of his hands adds a little bit of ice, like a 3D printer. A four legged animal is taking form, though it is still unclear on what it is.>What do/say?
>>36378253Fire a small spray of metal at head level while charging at the guy body slamming him
>>36378253Become a human ice chipper and fuck up whatever he is making, while the two girls takes care of the other epic
>>36378253Gradually begin melting the room
Just remember this is about getting the flags, you don't have to fight everyone
>>36378577My suggestion of gradually melting the room is to prevent him from deciding to make some kind of ice spikes or something shoot from the walls.
>>36378253>"Ice place you got here!"Then send a metal rod to crush whatever that sculpture he's making is.
>>36378253Have fire girl start melting his creation and make the simple demand of getting out of your way. Don't give them time to think about it. They move you glob em.
>>36378842>ice placeYES!But, yeah, let's search for the flag.
"Ice place you got here." you say to the guy with the sculpture. Like all Epics, he has a great love of puns and cracks up. You detach one of your arms, letting the metal form into a ball. You flatten it, making a pool table sized wall of metal that floats in the air. A blast of flame hits it, followed by a blast of cold.The shield cracks, the rapid freezing breaking it into small pieces. You reform it, making the crack close.The shield shoots forward, curving in like bull horns. The ice Epic rolls out of the way, coming up in a crouch to your left. He lifts his hand only to get hit in the chest by a golden cylinder. He flies backward, slamming into the wall. His eyes close for a moment, tongue lolling out. The fire chick rushes to his side, her hand glowing green. A touch, and Iceman's brown eyes open. He fires a beam of white light at you, hitting your golem in the lower arm. The metal solidifies, frozen in place. Luckily, you're able to break it off at the shoulder. Swinging the frozen arm at the ceiling, you break a oven sized hole in the roof. Shards shower down, followed by metal shards. Still frozen and immobile.Sydney rushes forward, crystal running spikes on her feet, heading for the flags. A blast of flame melts the ice in front of her, and is refrozen when she steps on the water. The ice creeps up her crystal armor, trapping her lower body.>What do?
>>36379112Can we make the metal hot by making it vibrate and rub against itself?Could we do it if we brought it into Vector range, so that could help?
>>36379112Take out healing girl with a charge feint into a glob capture, then work on ice guy while our fire healer works on getting Sydney out.
>>36379112As the iceman and girl are next to each other, spray our metal all over them trapping them
Rolled 7, 80 = 87 (2d100)Shoot a hot load of metal at the chick and dudeRoll 2d100, best of three
Rolled 34, 15 = 49 (2d100)>>36379278rollin
Rolled 2, 62 = 64 (2d100)>>36379278
Rolled 11, 42 = 53 (2d100)>>36379278
Rolled 68, 10 = 78 (2d100)>>36379278
Rolled 79, 3 = 82 (2d100)>>36379278
Well, at least we took out their healer.
Rolled 10, 61 = 71 (2d100)>>36379400Idiotic
Well one of them is caught the other is free still, we had some really shit rolls.
>>36379278>34, 62Eh, it could be worse.
>>36379470yeah the healer is done, if our healer can get Sydney out of the ice we can snatch the flags and end this.
You re-coat your arm in metal, thinning the rest of the armor to keep your arm covered. You extend claws at the ends of the hand, the palm merging into the wrist.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kL8R8SfuXp8You remove a bowling ball from your armor, making it grow short spikes. You swing your arm back and forth, the wrecking ball swinging with your hand. It crashes into the side of the room, throwing up shards of ice with each impact. The iceberg rocks with each impact, tilting to the sides. After a violent hit, the other Epics slide into a corner. You burst the ball over them, blowing a load of your liquids into the heap of limbs.The metal creeps around together, bonds forming. Leftover metal sinks into the cracking ice, hooking the Epics to the floor. The air freezes, mist rising from everyone's skin. A coat of white frost covers your golem, your movements growing sluggish. The bonds on the ice Epic shatter, becoming dust that cover's his clothing. The other Epic, dressed in white and gold, is still held in silver bonds.Your teammates have removed the ice on Sydney's legs, water soaking her skinny jeans. The water freezes again, but serves only to chill the black haired women instead of trapping. The ice Epic has moved close to the flags, icicles growing into a curved wall around the flags.>What do?
>>36379823Sydney grab the damn flags, Artemis fire at him. Phase out or golem back and send it at him while as a distraction while we go around and knock his ass out.
>>36379823Strengthen front armor and charge him
>>36379823So wait, he turned the steel to dust?...make it form together around his head. Choke him out.
Move the Ice Epic out of the way any way necessary, but being careful not to damage the flags, so no flame powers, then break the ice around the flags and claim them
>Make the whole golem into a wrecking ball(level steel manip. to keep it in golem shape)>Envelope him in the steel>Break open the ice>Grab the flagsGood?
>>36380177Sure, that works.
>>36380177We need to level steel manipulation to do this?..... Yeah do it, need our kayfabe powers leveled.
>>36380246You don't have enough XP, I meant that if you level it later you'll be able to control it while outside the armor. Level three to control it and use another power
>>36380314Ah okay then.
Accidentally deleted the post, please wait as I re type it
You release your hold on the metal, feeling it slide past you. It holds it's form for a moment, before collapsing into a mirrored sphere. You split the sphere in half, hinging like a plastic easter egg. A blast from the ice Epic freezes a chunk of steel, which drops to the floor. The metal continues at him, ignoring the casualty. He gets panicked slightly, firing a barrage of beams at the ball.Lumps of steel litter the ice floor, frozen by the Epic. Still, the metal closes in on him. The metal envelopes him, sliding up his arms. It coats him, pulling his limbs together. When its done, a silvery sarcophagus sits on the ice. You open a hole for his face, and are greeted by a string of profanities. Then you throw him into the wall.Three hits, and a very annoyed Epic later, the wall crumbles.Sydney walks up, crystal armor glittering, to the cage. She reaches in, and frees the flags from their icy prison. The yellow and red fabric glistens, coated in a thin film of ice."ALL PARTICIPENTS REPORT TO THE LECTURE HALL FOR GRADING. LUNCH WILL BE SERVED BEFORE CLASS.">Say anything?
>>36381106"Your powers are pretty fucking chill"
>>36381106Your powers are pretty chill, but in a 3 on 1 we'll get you on stone cold lockdown. Good fight made us work for it.
>>36381106It's been ice to meet you
>>36381106"Your powers are pretty fucking chill. It was really ice to meet you. Looks like we're the winters here."
>>36381327>>36381246We alredy made an ice joke. At least try to stay originsl.
>>36381106>Say anything?"If it makes you feel any better, you put up a much cooler fight than the KKK Epics I killed two days ago in Kentucky. They were pros and they went down like chumps. You're good."
>>36381466Probably not the best idea....... would break the persona we're trying to build.
>>36381521It makes a cold pun, establishes street cred, keeps things jovial, and lets him know that even though he lost, he did very well against someone who is used to fighting Epics in the wild. It's bridge building!
>>36381564change kill to beat at minimum.
>>36381635Yeah, I could agree with that. Or 'made look like clowns'. Dead clowns, but we don't need to mention that.
>>36381690Pretty much killed is such an ugly word.
>>36381690I agree. Just say we beat them down. Don't mention the murder.
You release your hold on the metal, pulling it away from the Epics. You let the steel that held the lime Epic fall to the lake bed, pooling the rest of the steel in a ball next to you. The opposite team gets up, released from their bondage. The ice Epic stands, stretching after being forced into a confined position. He walks over to you."Ice to meet you, I'm Andrew.""Zachary. Your powers are pretty fucking chill""Heh, thanks. I've never seen someone use metal like that. Mostly, they just make swords and shit. Next game, people will be trying to copy that.""Cool. I used it down in Tennessee. A few Epics attacked me and my brother, but we beat them.""Wait, that was you? I read about that on fou-a website. it said that the entire road was ripped up.""It was just a couple yards worth.""*cough*they wanna fuck*cough*" Sydney coughs. The five people in the iceberg exit through the tunnel, Emma(the healer) and Artemis shooting flames backwards as you go. Artemis says that professor doesn't like it when there is a lot of cleanup, so fire Epics are told to melt any ice they see.You fashion a small boat out of metal, that holds the five of you. Once on the shore, you take it and the rest of the steel and put it in a ball at the bottom of the lake.You walk to the lecture hall, triumphant. Dropping the flags off with Prof. Messageboard, you go back to your seat. From there, you can see the large number of people in shredded clothes and white bathrobes.1/2
>>36381947kek glad we had armor on now, we look pristine. Clothes are expensive enough as it is.
The professor lectures for a half an hour, stopping at exactly 12:30. Apparently, drones were filming the whole time, as there is a highlights reel. Included is you beating Samantha(the illusionist) and the battle at the castle. The professor says this is a great use of psychological warfare, making the other team not know your power.It ends, and the class filters out of the room. You follow your partners to the cafeteria, passing through oak double doors. Within, is an expensive restaurant setting. White tablecloths cover four man tables, with large candelabras providing light. On the tables are are large books, wait, make that menus. Each is the size of a collage textbook!The three distinct groups split, taking clumps of tables as theirs. An army of waiters go between tables, taking orders from the Epics. All tables hold attractive people, as all Epics are attractive, but it seems tables are split somewhat by strength of powers. >where do you want do sit and with who?
>>36381947>"*cough*they wanna fuck*cough*" Sydney coughs.Shut up Sydney we're not gay
>>36382029I wanna sit with Andrew
>>36382029find an empty table see who sits with us aim for middle
>>36382029Sit with the moderates for now, see what their and the others response is, sides we're sticking out like a sore thumb pristine regular clothes. We oughta draw some attention.
>>36382079About 40 percent is in messed up clothing. You're one of the tallest however, at 6'6Captcha: facilities itTquestheh
>>36382063This. We don't play the game, we make the rules for our own game. Let them come to us.
>>36382029No matter who we sit with, try to see if we can catch any info about who the baddest of the badasses are.We need a target for something cool to steal.
>>36382029>great use of psychological warfare, making the other team not know your powerWait.What?Does he know?
>>36382259He was talking about how the Illusionist chick pretended to be FIRE AND LIGHTNING EVERYWHERE BLARHRHRHAR and it spooked us for like half a second.
>>36382259Oh. He was talking about the dragon hand, wasn't he?
>>36382029Sit by ourselves, see who comes and sits with us
>>36382195Yeah but we're in street clothes(not a robe or supersuit) and I imagine besides that sting through our clothes we're in pretty good shape(armor ftw!). that plus out height is going to get us noticed. So we need to see who's reacting and how.
>>36382308What exactly ARE we wearing?
>>36382338A blue shirt , black jeans and a grey and white jacket.
>>36382338black jeans, a white and grey jacket, and a plain blue tshirt
Who do you want to sit with?>Nathan(bug guy)>Andrew(no homo)>Daniel(flyer on your team)>Sydney(superspeed+crystal girl on your team)>Artemis(healer, hardlight, and flames. on your team)>Diana(fire Epic, choked out by Sydney)>Scooby(natty king of /fit/)>Samantha(illusionist)>Tall guy in black and blue>Sit alone>Write in
>>36382536>Sit alone For it is time to Feast! also see who goes to join us >Sydney(superspeed+crystal girl on your team)she is a good second choice
>>36382536>Sit aloneor>Sydney(superspeed+crystal girl on your team)
>>36382536>Sit aloneWe're the new guy, but they all saw us being hot shit today. Let them come to us.
This will get awfully awkward if we sit alone and no one comes over. Still what are the odds of that?
>>36382830Eh, I don't mind it either way.Either we make new friends, or we get some time to ourselves.
>>36382830if that happens we order truly MASSIVE AMOUNTS of FOOD! food will be our friendsthen we will eat our friends, just like we plan on eating the powers of our dead "friends" its all very symbolic.
>>36382883True plus piles of food will attract the big eaters, always does.
You hike up the laptop bag, readjusting it's weight. A table near the door, a few rows in, is open. You walk to it, sitting in the plush leather seat. You open the menu/textbook, flipping through the pages. Its separated into four sections, with thick paper pages bound to a brown leather binding. You open to the entree section, noticing that it takes up about a hundred and fifty pages. One of the familiar items is a hotdog, which you order three of. Three people walk up to your table from different directions, pulling out seats. Andrew sits on your right, Nathan(with a bird on his shoulder) across from you, and Sydney on your left.They all open their menus, seemingly having memorized the page, and call over a waiter. One hurries over, and takes everyone's orders. The oddest is Nathan's, made up of a medium rare Kobe steak and three live pistol shrimp."How'd you like my jackets in the game? I like to keep a list of the different reactions people have to it." Nathan says, holding a Shirley Temple and a a small cup of water for his bird."Well, Sydney was a chandelier. You became a wasp the size of a horse, and I understood modern art for the first time.""A common effect. I prefer to go the the museum for that reason. Sydney's was the most fun though. Never before had a tree asked me to pollinate it." The Epic smirks. A stream of water comes out of his glass, and hits him in the face. Nathan wipes the bit of water from his face, his bird ruffling it's feathers to dry off.Everyone's food comes, including your three hotdogs. Instead of a normal ballpark frank, giant sticks of meat sit on french bread. Pieces of gold foil sit on it, with mushrooms underneath.>What do you want to say/ talk about?
>>36383132So new guy question here, is it always like that? Also how often does this happen?
>>36383132 Instead of a normal ballpark frank, giant sticks of meat sit on french bread. Pieces of gold foil sit on it, with mushrooms underneath.Seriously?
>>36383255forgot picwas gonna rely on pic to explain it
>>36383255Pretty sure the point is that the city goes all out to make sure the epics are happy. Hence the high concentration of epics, yet, the city's not leveled.However,>>36383132I'd like to ask to send the hot dogs back and ask that they just bring us normal hot dogs. This can't really scratch that itch.
>>36383280Are we... are we supposed to eat the gold?
>>36383132Also the food around here blows what I usually had out of the water. So many people and powers around here, was the color scheming deliberate or just kinda happen? Alos why do you were those super suits? don't they scream I'm an epic run for cover/ prime the heavy weapons? About as subtle as a heavy machine gun.
>>36383302Naw man. Ridiculous hotdogs are awesome.
>>36383308Basically. It's pretty common, it's very VERY thin foil, and is surprisingly edible.
>>36383132hit on Sydney a bit
>>36383132Flirt with Andrew
>>36383132ask bug guy how he was able to sting us we got pretty good invulnerability? was it some kind of contact poison/venom or what
>>36383132"So, I felt kinda clumsy out there today. Anyone have any advice for next time?"This is both fishing for compliments, and seeing eho is here to suck up and who is genuinely here to forge a friendship.
>>36383132So Nathan how do you do that jacket thing? Seems like you could use a weakened down version of that stuff as a party favor cause, it was strong. I understand if it's a trade secret though.
>>36383387Seriously. Assault rifles don't break the skin, but hornets do? The fuck?
>>36383411They were controlled by an epic So juiced up hornets
>>36383411You know, it might be calamity revealing our weakness. Syringes. Very VERY thin needles may be able to penetrate our skin.As such, we shouldn't draw attention to it.
>>36383411They're also strong enough to punch through industrial-grade steel.>>36383407Nathan could make a fortune milking them and selling it in nightclubs.
>>36383435At the very least we should experiment before asking about it. Get a sewing kit and prick our skin.
>>36383453>They're also strong enough to punch through industrial-grade steel.I thought they crawled in through the snorkel hole
>>36383453>punch through industrial-grade steel.That or their venom is highly corrosive.
>>36383467They did get out of the sphere we trapped them in.
>>36383168"Capture the flag? We usually play it or paintball once a week. Every now and then we go somewhere else for a new biome to practice. Last month, we went with the Trio to work in taking over Cape Vincent." Andrew answers>>36383308Everyone just looks at you funny, before Sydney slowly nods her head.>>36383321"Huh? No, its just. You know, natural. Feels good to have a color scheme. Anyway, who cares if people know you're a Epic? It's not like they can do anything to us." Sydney says, looking down at her clothing. Her forehead scrunches a little, kinda cutely.>>36383387Beats me, I just do it. Give the bees acid spit, and upgrade their venom. I just think about what I want to happen, and it happens to them. And yeas, I already did that. Adaptor said that it had 'negative effects' on the population" Nathan grabs one of the pistol shrimp from a fishbowl. His bird jabs it's head forward, grabbing the shrimp and pulling it from the Epic's hand. >>36383435thats Scooby's weaknessAnything else. For flirting with Sydney/Andrew, insert your lines
>>36383591>thats Scooby's weaknessWell. Thanks for letting us know. *laughs maniacally*
>>36383591flirting with Sydney just resist the urge to make a pun about her getting wet
>>36383623Shit. Forgot to /spoiler.I'm dumb.
>>36383591flirting with Sydney talk about how she handled her self well out there ask whats there to do fun around here It is our first time in New York city
>>36383591Well thanks for coming over guys, don't know you all that well but Andrew seems like a pretty cool guy, Nathan seems like a party animal in a good fight and someone as hot as you coming over here is sure to make waves Sydney.
>>36383623>implying you can defeat Scooby>implying I'll let you
>>36383681Oh my god. Yes. Fuck yes.
>>36383688>Implying we'll think its worth our effort unless he starts shit with us. Unless he has a good power
>>36383731>implying we won't start killing epics for the thrill of it.By the way, calamity, did we get any experience for that?
>>36383752we got no reason to and it fucks up all our plans
>>36383752>Implying we'll give into stupidity and mess up our plans to be the biggest baddest mother on the planet by going murderhobo.
>>36383752yeah, you have 600 XP. See >>36374035for costs>>36383673"Theres a couple Epic only clubs, I like those. Nathan owns one on the east side, its open to the public. There is of course, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. We might have to work it though, rouge Epics had a free day last time. Theres also a few indoor places that are fun, including the Empire State Underground. Remind me to take you there some time.>>36383633something something metal something something hard.Anything else, or finish up lunch and go to class?
>>36384012>>36383681This? as a thanks for making us welcome, and as a finish up?
>>36384046Sounds good. Then move on past lunch.
>>36384012Let's just get to class. I'd like to save for power steal 3
>>36384060power steal is good point to save to but if its looks like a heavy fight is coming up regen, or metal manipulation might be good to sink into.
>>36384110I definitely agree. Sink for level 2 regen.
>>36384124We can spend before the fight so i say we save it, and then if we need it we can spend it.
>>36384161I'm not sure if it works that way. Hey, calamity, can we spend at any time?
>>36384230yeah, but once you enter combat you can't buy anything till the end
>>36384290Imma vote for Vector Manip. It needs an upgrade, and is definitely cheaper.
>>36384317but we are half way to stealing III and we just kicked major ass and nonlethal too we are pretty dam pimp right now.we should just save it
>>36384361Agreed, what we have now is pretty tough as it is.
>>36384361>>36384373>upgrade the power we are probably not going to get the chance to use for a while
>>36384409It takes the most and buffs regen strength and metal manip, not to mention increases the time we can use to gather powers if need be.
>>36384409It makes all our stolen powers stronger.Also, if you don't think we're going to be getting into any situations that are life-threatening for Epics, then I don't know why you want to increase our survivability so much.
The four people at your table lapse into small talk. Nathan feeds the rest of the pistol shrimp to his bird, which is apparently the first animal he upgraded. Ever since, the animal Epic has been souping it up when he learns something new. The bird can see in every(literally every) color, photosynthesize, and fly insanely fast. He's named Albird Einstein. Nathan calls him Al.Once the servant-sorry, servers clear the table, everyone gets up to leave. You sling the laptop onto your shoulder and walk with your friends to the lecture hall. You sit in the middle of the hall, setting the laptop on the desk. The rest of the class does the same. A new teacher is at the podium, a man in army fatigues. Doesn't look like an Epic, judging from the way he holds himself. But, some Epics act "normal" to blend into crowd."Okay, put away the phones and start taking notes. I'll be lecturing on leading SWAT teams and army units."The professor lectures for three hours, taking breaks for the occasional question. First, he talks to the white group on the use of hardlight and illusions to protect the men under them. Healers were lectured on when to heal and when to leave the injured. Then on to the black Epics, on being used as heavy weapons to destroy fortified positions. Finally he gets to you and the people in the middle, a grab bag of powers. As mixed powers, you will be used for both heavy weaponry and as maneuvering to get around the battlefield. As most flyers are in the middle section, they'll be used to move troops and scout. You take notes on everything, not knowing when you'll have the power.The lecture finally ends, with everyone rising from their seats.>What do you want to do?>Sydney suggests going to her tailor>Andrew wants to show you a place he's been going for a while>Nathan needs your help at a new location he's working on>Write in
>>36384448>>36384483>implying there aren't methods of detecting power stealers>implying it won't come up in the autopsy first time we try it
>>36384660And here comes the rampant speculation and pulling bullshit out of his ass because he just realized that all of his previous points were bunk.
>>36384630>>Sydney suggests going to her tailorwe need some new threads with steel in them so we can super man style fly. also
>>36384630>Andrew wants to show you a place he's been going for a while
>>36384660>Implying they'll bother when they can harvest cell>Implying our power isn't fuck awfully rare>Implying by the time they think such a thing is possible we won't be able to bypass it.>>36384630>Sydney suggests going to her tailorBut if she pushes to a new supersuit put it off as you need to figure it out. You can't pull off sexy like she can.
>>36384630We're limited to only one of them, right?
>>36384630>Andrew wants to show you a place he's been going for a while
>>36384630>Sydney suggests going to her tailorAn attractive girl wants to take us clothes shopping.Besides, we'll need lead-lined sap gloves, some decent steel-reinforced boots, maybe even those 'ski-without-skis' gimmick boots with metal sleds built into the sole, for snow skiing. Metal can be stretched into fine wires and woven like cloth, see if they have anything like that.
>>36384630>Sydney suggests going to her tailorget some nice clothing, some durable casual were a few good suites and a grey super suit with black and silver trim NO CAPE! set up a time to help Nathan latter in the week
>>36384741Set up with Sydney first tell the guys you need to get some better clothes first and then set up a schedule. We need clothes that fit for some of this.
Sydney hooks arms with you, steering you away from Nathan and Andrew. She throws a wave back to the guys.Sydney leads you out of the lecture hall, then down the marble hallway to the exit. A string of limos are loitering at the curb in the Epic lane, engines idling. Sydney opens the door, then climbs into the car. You bend over to get in, denting the paneling when you bump into the car. Still not used to being tall. You climb in, sitting with Sydney in the back seat.Sydney hands you a glass, ice clinking in the whiskey. "Cheers" Sydney says, raising a martini glass crusted with pink sea salt. You sit in the limo as the chauffeur drives. He never stops for long, as red lights seem to change the instant an Epic vehicle comes near. Sydney must have told the driver where to go, as he drives straight to a building with "Node Tailor" on the sign.Sydney pulls you from the limo, denting it again. She opens the door calling out to the worker; "Get Edna, we need a few suits for my friend." The woman manning the desk scurries off, coming back with an extremely short woman dressed in black"What do you want for your suit sir?" The woman asks.>What do you want?
>>36385034>>What do you want?steel boats
>>36385034Gunmetal or Steel grey base with silver and black highlights. No capes those things are walking deathtraps. Maybe some steel interwoven into the suits for a few holdouts.
>>36385083perfect for the super suit, also a pin stripe three piece, and a tux. same colors. steel interwoven into everything ! please
>>36385087that's more something we would form our self
>>36385087Something like this but without the wings?
>>36385173>>36385087We'll be working on our armoring skills for that sort of thing. This is for our (mostly for school) supersuit.
>>36385217and we should really do that more and not just that but art we should get use to controlling steel as though it as another limb making complex tings like watches, or wood chippers,
>>36385298>wood chippers>complexIt's just two spinning rollers with teeth on them.
>>36385321add garbage compacter to it too also, there big I thought bigger things were harder, and we really need to get them moving fast.
>>36385366Garbage compactor formed over an enemy's hand? Sounds fun
>>36385378compact them int the wood chipper
>>36385133This, but street clothes in those colors/with the steel woven fabric. Also a belt of steel links that looks stylish enough to not stand out. Let's try to look "normal" except when we want to look flashy.
>>36385432yeah, being normal lets us get in surprise attacks.
>>36385432>>36385445We're 6'7"Good luck.
>>36385432why not both that way we can dress up nice blend in or look like a "proper epic" lets get a mask for the super suit one
>>36385458Still those 1-2 seconds of not quite instant recognition can be a big help, sides we can slouch. Blending in is a skill we can work on as a useful hobby.
>>363854586'7" normal is different from 6'7" Epic. Completely different threat level. If they don't expect us to be an Epic we can get in that first hit and win faster.
>>36385482so fake glasses? suit and tie ? slouching and clumsy ?
>>36385528Hoodies are wonderful things, combine with a slouch you can get away with a lot of shit. Im 6'4 myself and I've had people look straight through me till I get within their personal space bubble.
"I was thinking some causal clothes, two supersuits, and a tuxedo. All in shades of grey, maybe some black or white for accents. Oh, and put steel threads in the fabric. A belt of chainmail should be good too. Can you give the supersuits ca-" You ask, Sydney frantically shaking her head no as you say the last part.The woman is furiously sketching on a pad of paper as you describe the clothes. Once she hears you start the work cape, she sets the pad down. She reaches around the desk, grabbing a bullhorn.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M68ndaZSKa8"NO CAPES!" She shouts into the horn, hurting your ears. Now,the rest could work. Steel fibers will be hard, but it can be done. Mary! Get James&Sons on the line." The short woman grabs hold of you, pulling you to a large booth with mirrors all around. She pulls a tape measure from a large rack at her eye level, and uses a ladder to get to your head height. A long and disturbingly invasive hour later, the woman releases you. Never before have you been so scared for your life, as when a four foot woman been crawling to measure every inch of your body.You stumble out of the booth, back into the main room of the shop. Sydney looks up at you from a couch, a piece of cake raised on a golden fork. She smiles knowingly, having been through the same process."Have fun Zach?" Bitch."Yeah. Great time. Looking forward to another session." You say, simultaneously sarcastic and dead inside.The monstrous woman comes around the corner from behind a wall, making you flinch. "We'll have your clothes ready in a few days. Sydney already gave us your number, so expect a call when they're ready."Sydney leads you out the door and into the limo. It pulls out, and the driver rolls down the partition to ask where to go.>Call Andrew, meet at the Academy>Call Nathan, meet at the Academy>Go home to the Ritz>Go clubbin'>Call up the group, go clubbin'>Call up the group and pick up Brandon, go clubbin'
>>36385829>>Call up the group, go clubbin'
>>36385034>"Something tasteful for one, something inconspicuous for the other. Both with lots of metal hidden within"She knows her shit, just let her do her work
>>36385829>>Call up the group and pick up Brandon, go clubbin'
>>36385829>Ask Sydney if she wants to go do somethingIf not>Call up the group and pick up Brandon, go clubbin
"Sydney, I need something to forget what just happened. Wanna go clubbing?" You ask, greeted by a smiling and slightly tipsy chick with superpowers. She instantly starts nodding, so hard that you're kinda afraid that she'll snap her neck. That would put a damper on the evening. "Driver, to the Academy." The darkened glass rolls back up, preceded by a "Yes sir".You open a conference call on your phone, putting in Nathan and Andrew's names. Three rings later, and both of them are on the line."Guys, meet at the Academy. I wanna check out some of the clubs around here.""Awesome! I'll get over ASAP. It's boring here anyway." Nathan says, loud music filtering through his microphone. The sounds of a drunk chick are in the background, likely in front of the Epic."On my way. Where you guys want to go?" Andrew asks."Bet you wanna go to the Manhole with Zach," Sydney slurs. Another martini glass has found it's way to her hand."There's the Dragonfly Bar on the west side" Nathan says. You collectively decide on the Dragonfly Bar, when a though crosses your mind. "Guys, we're gonna need to pick up my brother""Is he hot?""Okay"^^^I'll let you decide who said what"Sure, he's at the Ritz? I'll grab him, then go to the Academy." says Nathan.You wait in the car with the increasingly sober Sydney, grateful for the powerful Epic liver she has. Three people pile into your limo, first Andrew, then Nathan with Brandon. The driver starts up the engine, driving you to the club. After getting out, you bypass the long line and head straight into the club.A wall of heat and sound hits you as you enter. The club is divided into three layers, the first two being a dance floor and massive bar. A stairway is barred by a bouncer and red velvet rope, for VIPs only. As an Epic, your an instant VIP.>What do you want to do?
>>36386382Dance with Sydney grab a drink dance more!
>>36386382>round of shots, then let's drag everyone to the dance floor. VIP can wait till we feel like sitting in a dark corner with someone(s).Plus we need to hook our brother up with someone, as the older brother, it's the responsible thing to do.
>>36386457you know he's eight, right?
>>36386478He can have a girlfriend. We've gotta set a positive example.
>>36386457so why did we take him?also not our brother we sorta just picked him up as we were robing his house after killing his parents. honestly I figured we would have snapped his neck for his power soon after we met him
>>36386488How many eight year olds do you think are at the club?
>>36386523depends on the club?also why did we think it a good idea to bring him at all, why an option?
>>36386552I put it there as a joke. Didn't expect it to get any votes. Who brings an eight year old to a club?Epics, thats who.
>>36386478Oh god I'm horrible with names.I forgot that was our brother, thought it was someone else on our team.
>>36386586I sorta thought that too
I have no idea how to write this partNathan leads the group to the bar, the people clearing out of the way as for the Epics. He makes some sort of complicated hand gestures to the bartender, who takes out a bottle of clear alcohol. He pours eight shot glasses, and then another of regular vodka. Nathan brings the glasses over to your group, setting them on a circular table.Nathan passes the glasses to each person, two for the adults and one of vodka to Brandon. You throw the first shot down in a group, the spirit burning as it slides down your throat. Brandon sputters a bit at his first taste, but keeps going. He swallows it, his face already turning red. Theres a small chance that giving a kid in elementary school hard liqueur was a bad idea.Your group takes another shot, alcohol flooding your systems. You handle it the best, liver working much better than anyone else. Until your drunken brain decides to drink the rest of the Everclear bottle.After that, everything is a blur.You remember the drinking, cheered on by your friends. Then dancing with Sydney and some random chick, at one point at the same time. Everything is black for a while, then an image of Brandon with two asian woman under his arms. Black again. Stumbling into the limo with your friends, then something about the Statue of Liberty. After that, you woke up in your bed. No hangover, so thats good.Why is there giggling coming from Brandon's room?>End Epic Quest 5>Questions and comments for a little while>Follow me on twitter @CalamityQM
>>36386750>Why is there giggling coming from Brandon's room?Can an 8 year old even have sex? Cheers for the thread OP
>>36386877Epics man, shits crazyWe'll keep that door closed, no need to go to the party van
>>36386906Most excellent. I forgot how young Brandon was, I thought he was like 14. But we're young anyways, our judgement isn't the best.
>>36387031Epic puberty is a crazy drug. Kid looks two or three years older than he really is. Having Epic powers help as well. Bitches love Epics.
>>36386750One question, are we alone in our bed, or is there a crystal girl with us?
>>36387073alonea eight year old got more pussy than you
>>36387073Nah, remember? She's on the rag.
>>36387093Different targets. Also, Japanese fetishes
>>36387093Just curious how OLD the pussy wasAnd wether statutory tape is a thing for epics.Additionally, between super strength and invulnerability, we would literally destroy any pussy we got.
>>36387155sixteen to nineteen, hard to tell due to all of the Everclear. The name is a giant fucking oxymoron
>>36386750Note to self. Check to see if the Statue of Liberty is still there.
>>36387271what do you think we got drunk formed a huge steel body and fucked the Statue of Liberty?
>>36387186Fun fact, Everclear was what I had my first drink.I had 9 shots of it in a row, spent the rest of the night contemplating what balance was. And pissing on my friends' cat, apparently.
>>36388837well at least it wasn't gin that makes a person violent
>>36388853My apparent explanation was that the lights were to bright, so I had to close my eyes to get through the rooms where everyone was.
>>36373795you should really number threads, it helps people keep track, know if they missed a chapter, and really helps a lot for anyone trying to reach the archives
>>36374035>Power Stealing(III): 1200. Lets you copy five powers at once, at 70% power at absorption(you have regen&steel at 60% power).and strength>Steel Manipulation(II): 400 or absorb another regen power.you mean absorb another steel manip
>>36380246only thing that needs leveling is power stealing.each level of power stealing adds 10% points to all our existing stolen powers, increases the time we have to steal power, and adds a new slot.save all XP for power stealing as it is the ur power
>>36390706See, this is something I notice alot.People tend to focus on being fit for a variety of challenges, but not actually being good at any particular thing. Steel manip is straight up worthless, if we can get halfways decent Vector Manip. Especially since the vector allows a perfect all-directional defense if we level it enough (nothing moves within five feet of us unless we want it to, including explosions/shrapnel/bullets/chemical reactions/that rancid taco fart cloud the Epic next to us just let loose). With invulnerability and Vector manip levelled up enough, we can take on high epics.Power stealing is just icing on the cake for when we do, and people are forgetting that.
>>36390852I disagree. The Steel Manipulation gives us ablative armor, allows us to manufacture weapons to launch with Vectoring (a steel stiletto will be a lot more useful than a random rock), and makes a good 'cover power'. We fight a guy with magnet powers who thinks all we have is metal? He'll underestimate us. Same goes for melters, freezers, and other metal-benders. Vectoring is good, but we need to stay flexible, not over-use our trump card.
>>36390852>People tend to focus on being fit for a variety of challenges, but not actually being good at any particular thing.Hence my suggestion we focus it all into one power.>if we can get halfways decent Vector Manip. Especially since the vector allows a perfect all-directional defense if we level it enoughSo does invulnerability. And with power stealing we are going to level invulnerability and strength like mad since those are the two most common powers. Power stealing ability to level up other powers is essentially free XP.
>>36390852not for what we are doing right now, laying low so we can get the good powers we didn't say shit about Vector manip because its a trump card. but rule of thumb Epics don't have enough self control to not use power if stressed so we keep it low till it looks like a big fight is about to pop/shit hits the fan.right now . Steel manip is our bread and butter we just kicked major nonlethal ass with it.you wrong about everything and power stealing lets us get more trump cards who knows what we will ruin into
>>36390896>>36390897>>36390927This plan requires three things. A) That we fight someone with a particularly badass power, B) that we or someone else kills them with us close enough to steal it, and C) that the badass power was the last one used.
>>36390927Speaking of nonlethal, can we get some strips of metal, just like 1 inch wide/ half-centimeter-thick aluminum or something? Apics tend to expect big attacks. Sweep a strip in quietly behind someone, wrap it around their throat, and squeeze the sides. Sleeper hold from 20 yards away.
>>36390971A is not necessarily true. we can be a bystander like with how we stole steel manipalso, leveling up our stealing ability might let us choose which power we take rather than always going for the last one.
Still kinda disappointed we didn't get density control instead of invulnerability
>>36391101Too easy to accidentally black hole or cause ourselves to non function with it.
>>36391153>Too easy to accidentally black holeI doubt we'd ever get that powerful also with vector manipulation we could have easily dealt with the downsides
>>36391199True but straight invulnerability doesn't take concentration either, Density changing does, as does Vector. Calamity said we'd need to level up a non passive power to use them at once. Plus he also said we can't into Accelerator passive vector barrier. They surprise us they still hit us no matter how good our vectors are.
>>36391228also, invulnerability and regeneration are most likely the last power used of anyone who has them. as such its what we would steal. and we can expect those to get obscene fast
>>36391438Yeah, from the Epic name (which we rarely use, for good reason) most of us picked, we figure that' we'll out last our opponents while wearing them down thanks to our power set. Hence the Inevitable.
>>36391024very good point I just wounder how many up grades there are to powers is it it it up to 10? 5?>>36391480like Bill Cosby and rape
>>36391761Interesting way to put it
Did not expect this to still be up. I'll answer questions until it falls of the edge
>>36392015Well you're getting a following now it seems, anyways how many levels up are in each power? Are they all capped the same or do some have more levels than others?
>>36392015you mention that if we pass calamity we lose our powerswhat is calamity and how do you pass it? and would that be a game over?
>>36392032They cap at Planet Killer level, level 15. Unless this goes very long, you won't get that high
>>36392076So they all have the same cap? Neat!Will hitting 6+ on power steal increase our power gain past 100% or make it so we can steal more than one power at a time?
>>36392015how many levels can a power be upgraded?>>36392076how long do you plan on running?also is calamity in a stable orbit end game could er knock it out of orbit and away or into the earth?
>>36392040Canon: A red comet that appeared 14 months ago with no warning.You can get in a rocket ship and fly past it. Powers die if you pass it, don't come back. This is of course, out of character knowledge. No one with Epic powers has ever tried.>>36392107Instant 100% power and your choice of the last two powers used.>>3639214115As long as people want to playYes it is in a stable orbit. It's about three fourths of the distance to the moon.Sure, but you'll lose your powers. Retribution for everything Epics did isn't gonna be pretty.
>>36392221So far how do you think Zach is shaping up? WE white knighting him too much is are we just playing some savvy and cunning guy milking his situation for all its worth?
>>36392315Kinda milking it, kinda fitting in with other Epics. I'm trying to give the Academy a collage/high school feel. If you fit in, nothing bad is gonna happen. Be a nerd(the short people with weak powers) and shit happens.
>>36392435So considering we're tall and just wrecked face at the combat sim, we going golden boy on them?
>>36392484Bullies with superpowers and god complexes, not a good combo. Samantha(the illusionist chick) is one of the weaker people, with only one power. The Academy has a 10% mortality rate, but that is kept under wraps.
>>36392221>Yes it is in a stable orbit. It's about three fourths of the distance to the moon.so that means it will pass the earth again on its own and everyone will lose their powers.>Sure, but you'll lose your powers. if we did it personally with our body rather than tricking someone else into doing it or using muggle techof course, why would we even know to do it except for OOC knowledge
>>36392572sounds like she needs a sugardaddy
>>36392572well if we see it her power would be great to have...or her as a friend ...then again Illusion would fit so well into our sneaky plans... and no one would suspect the nice guy just killing herhell it only costs us 8000
>>36392569You are basically a jock. Tall, strong, and not the best in advanced classes.Probably in the top 30% of the class for power.>>36392597It's in a stable orbit in Earth's gravity well. Basically a very high up satellite.
>>36392661powers shit we just gotta be creative to win
>>36387093>a eight year old got more pussy than youThis reminds me, with our power set, don't we need a girl who has invulnerability to not break her?or learn to tone our super strength way down
>>36392661>It's in a stable orbit in Earth's gravity well. Basically a very high up satellite.than isn't it passing by people all the time?
>>36392683>>36392661Well yeah reason we wrecked face is because we thought things through. That tiff with the civvies made us realize if you put enough thought into it anyone can get killed. So we use our brain to win as much as our powers. I imagine the other higher ups in the city do much the same for various reasons, right calamity?
>>36392742think he means if it gets too far away from earth all powers go kerplut.
>>36392713or she got be on top and doing all the work and just hope our sperm don't act like a shotgun blast
>>36392572I'm sensing potential here. A single power, on its own, is unimpressive. But if they were united, they can make an effective team. Especially under the guidance of a 'sympathetic' Epic with multiple stronger powers.>>36392754Agreed. Our powers are a Force Multiplier, a tool. Being smart is what gets shit done, though. Hell, we didn't even use 2/5ths of our actual powers, and nobody here knows what we can really do.
>>36392661When we absorb powers is it 60% of the users power or 60% of level 1?
>>36392860Exactly, between our fight with the civvies and our ability to steal powers from the recently deceased, we understand that better than most epics I do believe.
>>36392742If it exits Earth's orbit, Epics go bye-bye. Also its magic, I ain't gotta explain shit>>36392754Yeah. Brains beat brawn. A combo is even better>>36392773correct>>36392816have you seen Hancock? its not like that, I'm not that mean>>3639286360% of level one. Once you level it, its at full force level two
>>36392997>If it exits Earth's orbit, Epics go bye-bye. Also its magic, I ain't gotta explain shitI am asking what though, not why>Yellow causes you to lose powers>Got a yellow shirt and did not lose powerits magic does not change the plot hole, the only explanation is that yellow sometimes makes you lose power.why? magic..what? can actually be quantified, if only quantified as "random"
>>36392997We're autosaging on page 10. Will you be running again tonight?
>>36393187There is no official canon answer, and there has been no tests to find out what happens. Close to nothing is known about how Calamity works, just that some people got superpowers.Go to the link for someone's guess. http://www.tor.com/blogs/2013/09/steelheart-brandon-sanderson-what-is-calamity>>36393267No, have something to do. I'll run tomorrow and friday