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. You finish the game, winning against Andrew's team. You sit with Nathan, Sydney, and Andrew at lunch. After classes, you go clubbing with your friends and eight year old "brother".>What do?Read the last two threads at: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Epic%20QuestNumber .5 is the first one, sorry if thats confusingTOTAL XP: 6002/?
>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
Well this is a pleasant surprise, didn't you say no thread today?
Thought you weren't running today? Well it cool you are.
>>36394869Plans fell throughXP 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 metal manipulation 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.
>>36394844>Wake up, wash face, Knock on Brandon's door ask him if we should or breakfast for more than two and if so how many, then do so.
>>36394844What do?>get dressed>order breakfast>check on Brandon and his "guest(s)""Knock knock, if anyone in there besides my brother is having breakfast then pants will be mandatory."don't forget to give Brandon a good job on his first score, bro codeuse 600 xp to upgrade Vector, steel if no one else seconds
>>36394928>ask him if we should or breakfast for more than two and if so how many, then do so.Dude we they aren't epics, we kick them and chuck their clothes at them
>>36394928>>36394958we should see if they are, if they aren't Epics then feed them and send them on their way before they start thinking they're peopleif Brandon wants to try and seal the deal later that's all on him
>>36395006>if Brandon wants to try and seal the deal later that's all on himHe already has fuck wit, also these people are below us and we've got what we wanted from them why even give them the time of day?
>>36395006Pretty much this we aren't going to torpedo his chances of getting seconds if its nice.Sides we want a "good guy" rep easier to sneak past b.s. that way. Making our rise to power that much harder to detect.
>>36394833Good god man, what is this 3 days in a row? Dam that's impressive
>>36394893Voting for vector 2
>>36395028which is why its on him if he wants to see them after this. he's a kid after his first time, maybe he wants seconds, but we ain't gonna hold his hand if he does. bar chicks are nice but Zach prefers to work for quality
>>36394928sounds like a good plan
You exit the room, heading to the dining room. After ordering another continental breakfast, you walk to the bathroom. Occupied. Damn it Brandon, this kinda thing should not be happening. You walk to his door, then knock a dent into it by accident."Brandon, ordered breakfast. How many plates should they put out? Pants are mandatory for it, FYI""Four!"Damn Brandon, good job.Brandon walks from his room, his pajama shirt on backwards. How in Calamity's light did he get laid? Two short asian girls follow, one with a white towel wrapped around her hair. You give his a small high five as he comes in, before the girls enter. The room server comes in, knocking first then entering. He sets out four plates on the table, then places the eggs, sausage(bet the girls got plenty last night), and pastries.>Want to say anything(preferably innuendos)
>>36395202me nice get the girls names what they do were they go to school, chat don't be a dick because we are jealous
>>36394844Knock once, if not opened force the door open, then ask if you can have a turn.
>>36395202Point out one of the short ones and the one with the towel around her hair>I want a turn with them
>>36395202So i'm guessing he showed you an electrifying time last night huh? He lit up your conversations with his "wit." He was an Epic gentleman too wasn't he?>>36395310Why, we can do better.
>>36395310>Wanting a kids sloppy seconds
>>36395310>>36395270that like the rudest /most fucked up thing we could do be proud of our little bro he pimpalso epic chicks only for us.
>>36395352>Not understanding a joke.
>>36395202"Wasn't sure how hungry you two would be, what with getting stuffed all night long. Gotta say I'm impressed little bro spending all night taking care of two girls with your "hardlight.">>36395310Out.
>>36395377>>36395352>>36395344Geez, was a joke.>Bracing self for incoming hate comments
>>36395383Mind explaining it?
>>36395410Please add this is a joke spoilers next time with control+s this quest has some trolls and shitposters already and trying to keep them from getting us killed because we didn't dive into chaotic stupid and evil can be trying.
>>36395465Yeah, sorry. Stupid on my part.
>>36395488in a different quest it may have been seen as a joke, but here we have too much contention for no spoilers on it.
>>36395517I joined pretty late on the 4th Epic Quest post, so sorry, still not that familiar with it.
>>36395465>didn't dive into chaotic stupid and evilAre you trying to defend admitting that we were an epic to those anti epic lot? Also we are evil we are an epic, not saying we have to be a murderhobo just evil.
>>36395545No not defending that, that just saying after the screwup some people wanted quest done and mc kill. Then they wanted us to go full rape the fields and salt the women. I admit we fucked up horribly at the checkpoint.>>36395543It's died down after we left the town we partially massacred but still.
>>36395611>some peopleOne person, I mean I was calling everyone retards like the other guy was but I didn't suggest anything suicidal
>>36395663Was one or two people and at least one guy wanted quest end immediately in the form of pc death. Kinda unfair since we were are still kinda are in the tutorial. Still it's over and done(dear god I hope so)
>>36394951We decided to save to upgrade power stealing in last thread. Currently our stolen powers are only at 60%strength. Upgrading PS will take them all to 70%
>>36395793But that's only 70% of level 1 we should boost our main powers as well
"So i'm guessing he showed you an electrifying time last night huh? He lit up your conversations with his "wit." He was an Epic gentleman too wasn't he?" Brandon, as with every other Epic in the world, cracks up at wordplay. His hoes prove to be normals, as they only start laugh when their silence builds for too long. This is why Epic woman are better, at least they understand puns. "Must be tired after using your hardlight all night." The girls blush deeply with this comment.After a somewhat awkward breakfast, the girls rush back to Brandon's room. A minute later, the two are hurrying out the door, talking together in a foreign language. Brandon has a huge smile on his face, throwing looks back to his room. He keeps his face down, not looking you in the eyes. Funny, theres a small raised bump on his arm with a small scab.You turn on the TV, switching it over to the local news. There was a small skirmish in the south of the Trio's border, in the Hudson county . Baja California has been unified under a single High Epic. The Statue of Liberty was found with a six foot wide hole in the dress. And theres a new technology sweeping across the world, electron compressed magazines. >Say anything, go to the Academy, or go somewhere elseForgot a pic of Brandon's pajamas
>>36395833Wow, Brandon do you remember last night? Cause I remember something bout he statue of liberty vaguely. Then ask Brandon how he got that scab.
>>36395833>The Statue of Liberty was found with a six foot wide hole in the dressWell shit i hope we don't have to pay for it. Go to the Academy after dropping Brandon off
>>36395833small scab on his arm, i'm curious now..."I think we had a little too much fun at the Statue of Liberty last night.... oh well. So what's up little ma, you look like you got something eating at you?"head to academyfor the love of god get Brandon new pajamas
>>36395833ask about the bump on his armalso chat about last night
>>36395833>The Statue of Liberty was found with a six foot wide hole in the dresswhere in the dress? did we molest/flip the skirt of the SoL?
>>36395930He is eight years old man, let him wear whatever he wants
Chat about the previous night and ask about the scab on his arm.
>>36395827Right....but look at how many powers it affects, plus power stealing IS our main power
>>36395974at least let him know wearing pokemon pajamas after sex isn't the smartest move
>>36396081He's had more at once then we've had. Maybe we shouldn't give advice and ask for it instead
>>36396051so is Vector and Invul.plus stolen powers become 100% if they get an upgrade from xp or absorption and I want all three of our current ones to get upgraded
>>36396103>He's had more at once then we've hadmaybe since coming to New York, but pretty sure Zach's gotten plenty of action even before going Epic
>>36395833>Brandon, man, tell me you didn't let them inject you with something? If they did, or if he cooked a spoon or something, make him promise to go by the nurse's office at school. >Form fork into metal bracelet, as a backup til we get our outfits. Go to the academy
>>36396144>stealing the Ritz silverware to make armorlove it
>>36396124Yeah but 4 girl at a time is pretty Epic and hard to get
>>36396124MMA fitness trainer dude? yeah sure he has had plenty, maybe not a threesome though.>>36396105Regen and Invulnerable are easy to get they are really common on denfense if we upgrade anything atm it should be steel.>>36396144Smart always have a holdout incase of trouble.>>36396184HE got 2 plus you and him + 4 total plates.
>>36396105Still a waste of XP, when we'll probably get plenty of chances to absorb more once we hit the war zone.
>>36396203This makes sense. If steel control is rare, then yea, let's up it.
>>36396203>HE got 2 Sorry completely misread that part
>>36396204not vector thou, that's our second rarest one and most useful. second would be steel maipulation and pretty sure others have that
>>36396273True but we openly acknowlgde we have steel power(which are gimped atm) vectors we have a t full strength and im sure there are other telekinetic in our class.
How about Steel Manipulation now, then Vector after we get the XP, then if we've managed to upgrade/absorb some of our others we go for Power Steal 3?
>>36396273>most usefulNot really, but i do agree with him that we should level it up rather then collect level 1 powers
>>36396314We can always claim vectors on our self is de to our strength
"So, do you remember anything that happened last night at the Statue of Liberty?""Yeah, theres something. You pulled a bunch of metal out the ground and the ferry. After that, all I remember is Li... nope, blank." Brandon blushes profusely."Okay, thats good to know. What happened to your arm? Theres a scab on it.""Huh, oh. Didn't notice that. Beats me where it came from."You finish up the breakfast, eating three chocolate doughnuts with rainbow sprinkles. After washing up, and putting the dishes on the dumbwaiter, you put on some clean clothes. A grey and white sweater with dark blue jeans, with a brown leather belt that has a steel buckle.You have a limo drive up, picking both of you up. Brandon gets dropped at the New York Library, with a new wing taking over an old lot. The driver takes you to the Academy, pulling into the line of limos. You climb out, then walk up the marble steps to the door. You enter, check the time on your watch, and hike up your bag. The schedule says today is on Epic fighting. Maybe you should check out a book from the school library. Or you could head to the cafeteria, or head to the lecture hall>What do?
>>36396358Grab a book on hypothetical superhero tactics or joint operation tactics, we already ate and knowledge is power.
>>36396358>"Huh, oh. Didn't notice that. Beats me where it came from."hmmm, either its nothing or my shadow runs are revving up
>>36396323Sounds good to me. And let's focus on putting fractal edges on our blades. It makes them cut better (yes they lose their edge faster, but we can reform them after every slice)
>>36396358Head to the cafeteria to gain knowledge on others power
>>36396323if theres consensus I can follow this plan for now>>36396446>fractal edges on our bladesdidn't even think of that but I like it
>>36396404this but add heading to the cafeteria after for reading, food, and social links
>>36396358>>36396443I agree, suspicious. But he's not our blood brother, and he might have just scratched himself. After school we'll check and make sure there's not a tracker injected in him or anything. >Form note on bracelet reminding ourselves to check Brandon's arm next time we see him. >go to lecture hall, let's bullshit with people before class
>>36396358SOMEONE TOOK A SAMPLE FROM BRANDON TO STUDY HIM QUICK STRIP AND CHECK OURSELVES FOR ANYTHING NO ONE IS SAFE
>>36396446Vecotrs is still better ass we'd get 1.4 of Steel rather than 2 of vectors
Steel Manipulation(II): 400 or absorb another metal manipulation power. Lets you control more steel from a farther range. Allows for high limited iron manipulation, but iron control is much weakerY/NGrab a book on Epic, then go to the cafeteria
>>36396568N go for vectors
>>36396568Y, then only 400 more for Vectors yay
>>36396566Nope an upgrade turns it to full power Calamity said in QNA last thread so full II>>36396568No save for power stealing, we get it up to 3 then upgrade steel and vectors.>Y to plan.
>>36396568N saving for stealing power IIIwe should probley save this thing till the end of the thread so it doesn't interrupt story
>>36396568i REALLY want vectors, but Steel Manipulation is our most widely used power even at only 60% power. so Y to Steel II but as soon as we have the XP we WILL be getting Vector IIso what do people want to pursue next for our 4th steal slot? thinking something subtle would be best for now
>>36396715yes to steel also
>>36396689Healing. Something to help others.It'll make us a more marketable epic if we can be a medic.
>>36396568>NNot even the 2nd best choice.
>>36396763We'd have to hide it though, otherwise they might figure out we can power steal. That'd make us a target and a half.
>>36396689>healing>some kind of element, air lets you fly right?>mind reading>shapeshift>super speed>invisibility
>>36396689whatever it is, it needs to be passive if we want to use it. Can't show our hand yet.Mind reading or super senses would be great.
>>36396763We don't want to be marketable, we want to fly below the radar til we have enough power they can't stop us.>>36396689So, I say we try to get some shape changing or illusion power.
>>36396806>>some kind of element, air lets you fly right?We can do that with vectors
>>36396689lightning, add it to steel manipulation and make railguns
>>36396568N, save for powersteal
>>36396794That's not stopping people from wanting to dump everything into power stealing as it is. "We could get such cooler powers" is the whole point of it.
>>36396855We'd need to put points into vectors for that, which people are against.
>>36396689You REALLY want vectors, and I think it's boring. It's like Wish in D&D, too OP for it's cost, and will take the challenge out of any encounters we get.
>>36396912>too OP for it's costNot at the moment have you even read the power description for it?
>>36396855true, more air to stop OTHERS from flying>>36396892i'm not>>36396912then i guess you should have been here to vote against it in thread 1 if that's your opinion on vectors
>>36396912Calamity hit vector with a nerfbat before he agve it to us though, we won't be hitting Accelerator level til 13-15 at minimum.
>>36396912>too OP for it's cost, and will take the challenge out of any encounters we get.i can't tell if you're talking about vectors or power steal cause that's BOTH of them in a nut shell dude
You walk up to a computer in a line of desks, then wiggle the mouse to wake it up. The bouncing ball disappears from the screen, replaced with a open website. You type in "Epics", getting a page full of books. You scroll through them, looking for a book on Epic fighting tactics. A few are in the catalogue, but only one isn't checked out. 523.18.You walk through the isles of bookshelves, breathing in the dusty scent of old books. You find the book, a large encyclopedia like book bound in blue leather and gold leaf. You pull it from it's spot on the shelf, scanning it with your phone. The old woman manning the desk looks up at her computer for a moment, then clicks something on the screen.You walk down a hallway, then turn into the cafeteria. You snag a seat next to Nathan, ordering a small plate of biscuits and gravy."Sup man, have fun last night with lady liberty?" Nathan asks, petting his bird Al."Shut up Nate. I don't remember any of that, and we are never talking about it again.""Sure, no one is gonna notice the patch of new copper on her crotch. I'm never letting off the hook for this.">Want to ask him anything, or go to class?
>>36396973Power steal isn't OP it just give us some variety but no real force behind it
>>36397023So what did I take? Because I know I didn't drink enough to be that stupid.>>36397035Free powers and upgrades.
>>36397035>Power steal isn't OP>all Epics have between 1 and 5 powers>currently have six with potential for loads more and free upgrades when absorbing multiples of same power>Power steal isn't OPare you high?
>>36397023Go to class with him when he's ready. Bullshit small talk until then, try to make him more loyal to us."So, where ya from, anyway?"
>>36397023"What can I say, I'm a big guy and it takes a BIG lady to handle me. So what's going on in class today, more lecture or will there be any action?"
>>36397023"...new copper? Okay, I'll bite, what happened last night? Everything goes blurry after chugging that bottle."
>>36397102>You walk up to a computer in a line of desks, then wiggle the mouse to wake it up. The bouncing ball disappears from the screen, replaced with a open website. You type in "Epics", getting a pA guy comes with level 6 (Insert random power), we can do a lot of things but only at a very basic level
>>36397165agreed, Nathan would be a good minion if we can snag him
>>36396358Get thatsit checkedor. We've had too many attempts made on our lives to ignore something like that. Also, he doesn't need a 'bro' in his life, he'll get enough of those soon enough. What he needs is a big brother and preferably a father figure. Staying the current course will have him tien into a hedonistic, narcissistic monster we'll have to put down one day.
>>36397196Basics are still dangerous as all hell, we trashed a good number of people with gimped steel manipulation and nothing else for cripes sake.
>>36397196and that basic level helped us beat our first Epic using lvl 1 powers to his high level ice powers and rejen that let him cancel like 4 KOs. not the level of the power but how you use it
>>36397254>but how you use itImplying we could do shit to steelheart>>36397252None of them are high level epics tho
>>36397196that's the point, alone Invulnerability, Regeneration, and Steel Manipulation are okay but not great. but together even at level 1 they wreck even high level epics
>>36397299>We could toss him up in the air and just leave him there, all he had was crazy strong steel creation powers & invuln
>>36397299Bull crap we are only in top 30% meaning there are many stronger than us. Besides we don't need to beat steelheart ourselves just trick him, which was how he was beaten in the first place. Power and utility paired with a clear(ish) mind and creative thinking are a bloody nightmare to counter.
>>36397326And lasers and flight(?)
>>36397299his powers might be higher leveled than ours but in a full no holds match we'd defiantly give a much as we'd takeplus vectors could just straight stop his heart in close range
>>36397392Provided we could pierce his skin with them and had leveled vector high enough to do that fine manipulation.
>>36397334>30% meaning there are many30% Isnt a lot and they don't know about our other powers. If you can't tell this city is the home to low level epics as the high ones don't need to work together and if they do only in small groups. High levels ones are out there doing shit
>>36397392>but in a full no holds match we'd defiantly give a much as we'd takeSure m8, sure m8 lets go and admit we are an epic to the anti epic group again. It can only go well right
>>36397417Well, if we get our fractal edges sharp enough, we'll be able to cut diamond. Maybe we should get Sydney to show us her *ahem* crystalline structures, so we can compare them, since carbon steel is stronger than "normal" steel
>>36397086"Four bottles of Everclear Zach. I've fed an elephant that shit and got it drunk.>>36397165"Florida. After Miami sank, I had to have gills for a week.>>36397172Lecture probably. We already did PE this week, so no fun stuff for the rest of the week unless we go on the offensive.>>36397189"You don't remember it at all? This is great! You used a bit of steel for... I can't tell you, its too good for blackmailing you.>Anything else?
>>36397420Calamity was giving a full comparison or so I believe compared to our students, IE us going all out vs them. There is likely one or two still growing in power(like us) that would be a tough fight. As far as high epics go, we play it smart we can beat them with what we have. (might need to sacrifice some underlings for analysis and surprise attacks first).>>36397473Pretty sure if we had our way we'd get shown more than that.
>>36397479"So...why does Zach have a scab on his arm? You didn't sting him, did you?"
>>36397479Remind me next time to stay away from that stuff, last time I went and didn't remember something things got messy....... And yes much worse that the statue. Also Zach had a scab on his arm this morning any ideas?
>>36397417>fine manipulation.>not just fludding his chest with vectors til something bursts>>36397467>walked out unharmed>got loot and sidekick afterwards>0 fucks given about whole thingI'd say it went great
>>36397479"Gills, huh? That must have been interesting. Did you go all Aquaman and ride a shark?"
>>36397551>High level invulnerability>Able to take a fusion bomb to the chest and laugh it off
>>36397479>"You don't remember it at all? This is great! You used a bit of steel for... I can't tell you, its too good for blackmailing you."I made a giant dildo didn't i Nat?"
>>36397582>>36397582fusion bomb is one thing, pure force causing your heart, blood, and internal organs to go in 12 different directions and speeds at once while still inside you is another entirely
>>36397628Still have to be strong enough to force that to happen, His body may very well be able to laugh that off as well. He got a 12+invulnerable save i'm sure.
>>36397628You are joking right?
>>36397653obviously level 1-2 isn't gonna do it, just saying if it was an equally powerful Vector against his powers we'd defiantly fuck shit up regardless of his saving throw
>>36397628Thinking the pure force will match the force of a nuke. Nigga you stupid
>>36397724and i suppose you're a nuclear engineer suddenly?
>>36397724>>36397741Will you two take this some place else, please? You're starting to clog the story too much.
>>36397572You know how no one goes into the Bermuda Triangle anymore. Thats kinda my fault. I'd just started learning and things got out of hand. Really, bring back megalodons is a net positive.>>36397591Wait till they find out where you left it. I must say, very good detail for being drunk.>>36397532>>36397519The jovial Epic goes cold instantly, his face turning hard. "What happened to him? Did the wound look inflamed, or raised?""Yeah it was raised, but I figured he got bit by a mosquito or something.""Fuck. This isn't good. We need to find those girls and make sure they haven't sold it yet. When you get home, get their names and anything your brother can remember about them."
>>36397724the power of a nuke is mostly heat from the explosion and radiation, the actual force from it is comparatively weak to what we could potentially do>>36397764this seriously guys
>>36397741No but I have basic knowledge of physic which I did a couple year back and I'm not so retarded to think a nuclear warhead has the same force of a guy who can run at 60 mph
>>36397786They harvested his cells so they could sue it for research and weapons didn't they..... Fuck. Oriental girls I'm going to right down what I remember and sketch how the look right now so if shit happens I won't forget. What's the worse case Nate?
>>36397791I'm not even talking about that, yes vector as is is shit to a nuke. Full power Vector at Accelerator tier or whatever we can reach here was what I was going for in the comparison. Or this is just a thread about superheros and doesn't really matter enough to get this worked up over
>>36397786"Well shit...do you think you could get some sorta super-bloodhound I could use? I'd consider it a big favor. Also, should I have him go see the school's medic?">Start absently flowing a fork back and forth from hand to hand like a soft putty."Also, megalodons? That's sorta awesome."
>>36397786CALL BRANDON NOW.see what he remembers and get the hotel to send and camera footage we can use for a picture to find them. Fucking oriental chicks, we fed them too those bitches
>>36397853Worst case, they'll make a lot of money for little work. Then, after a few years, a new weapon will come out that makes him obsolete. Then he becomes a battery, powering the city cause he has no use on the battlefield. Thats only if they can make it into something, but better safe than sorry.>>36397902Sure, get me a dog. We'll meet at your place to get the scent. Five is good, right? Till then, make sure the scab isn't infected. He'll be fine, but you can take him if you want."I'll write up you calling him, is there anything else you want to ask or go to class?
>>36398094>get the scentCall the hotel, forbid them from cleaning the room today, and have them pull security cam footage.
>>36398094>a new weapon will come out that makes him obsolete.Explain further please
>>36398139MY guess is either they'll find a way to engineer a creature that absorbs and deflects lightning and can be carried on your person, like a gecko in a pocket protector or something, or they'll just create a targeted plague that kills any Epic with electrical powers and release it into the atmosphere.
>>36398094This>>36398134Also tell the concierge that we'll need a small, reliable dog, for Epic reasons.
>>36398094>>36398134>>36398139>>36398200This and then Thank him for helping out.
You whip out your phone, jabbing the buttons hard enough to ripple the screen. Thankfully, an Epic's powers were studied to make glass that can act like a liquid when hit with enough force. The liquid glass is held in place by a charged metal frame, set to keep it in the right shape using gravitronics.Brandon picks up after two rings, luckily his class hasn't started yet. "Hello?""Brandon, those girls you fucked. I want you to write down everything you remember. Names, distinctive features, if they mentioned anything about where they're staying.""Okay, why do you want to know?""They took a sample from your arm, thats where the scab is from. Go to someone who can heal you in your class, get that scab fixed up. After school, go straight to the hotel. Don't go to your room, wait for me in the dining room.""Okay Zach, Mrs. Scott is calling us in. I gotta go. See you tonight."See ya soon.You hang up, then redial for the hotel. A man with a french accent answers, starting to say the standard greeting; "Hello? This is the Ritz-Carl-""Shut up and listen. I want a small dog delivered to the twenty second floor at five pm. A beagle or wiener dog. Get me a chihuahua and I'll rip your head off. Do you understand?""Yes monsieur. A beagle, level twenty two at five. I'll get right on it." The frightened waiter says, but you cut him off before he can finish his sentence by hanging up."What did you mean by make him obsolete?" You ask Nathan, turning back to him."They'll take his genetic code, find the thing that makes him tick, and replicate it with a machine. A few years, and they'll have hardlight projectors for normies.">Anything else, or should I write up the next part?
>>36398567Next part good sir
>>36398567Next part please.
>>36398567Remind them not to cleant he room so we can track the scent with the dog, but yeah next part.
You head out of the cafeteria with Nathan, a waiter holding the door open. You walk to the lecture hall, where Professor Messageboard is waiting. He starts the class like yesterday's, reading people's minds and telling them to put away their hidden phones. Funny, you'd think people would get used to him being able to read their thoughts."I thought the same thing Mr. Zelnacki. Some people never learn however."He then goes on to lecture, focusing on Epics fighting superior forces for the first half. After, he goes through room clearing techniques and remove all rivals, to the last man. He suggests leaving them alive to spread word of you, but it's really the Epics choice n what to do. You take a few notes, but are mainly sketching what the girls looked like. Those years of art in high school help, making the drawings look somewhat lifelike. As you had no great skill(you only took the classes for credits) at drawing, the faces come out wrong. The video cameras should be able to supplement the draws though.You eat a light lunch for an Epic, only going to the salad bar twice and a 16oz steak. You try to keep up with your friends, joking along with them. Your mind is elsewhere, and you lose track of the conversation more than once.You go back to the lecture hall for the evening class, on naval tactics. Nathan pays the most attention to it in the class, a direct opposite from his normal demeanor. Finally the class ends, with you and Nathan climbing into a limo. Sydney gives you a glance, smirking to herself. The driver goes fast(though not over the speed limit, as no Epic vehicle is subject to it), slowing to a stop at the Ritz-Carlton. You lead the tan clad Epic to the elevator, sliding the keycard through the scanner. It rises, opening on your rooms. Brandon is sitting in the dining room, a brown and white beagle in his lap.>How do you want to do this?
>>36398990>Eat the beagle>Fuck Brandon>Marry Sydney>Kill Nathan
>>36398990Nate work your magic on him if you would, let us know when your done. Brandon let's get that camera footage from the hotel. Nate when you're done with what you need to do let us know via text.
Okay, guys? This is gonna sound bad, but...If Branden hasn't showered, he should still have their, ah, scent on...certain parts.
>>36398990Yea>Ask Nate to make the dog into a super tracker, and scent Brandon's sheets/room for the girls' scents. >Go get the video, and then when Nate's ready, start tracking them. "It's violence time."
>>36399035Bullshit>Praise the beagle>Eat Brandon>Fuck Sydney>Fins an epic to turn him into a chick and Marry Nathan
>>36399200*NatalieFixed that for you
>>36399265Nah, it was right the first time.
"Nathan, can you make the dog have a better nose and whatever you want to add.?""Sure, give me a moment." He starts looking through his phone for mutations, a long document. He mumbles to himself on what to add. "Increase smelling, size him up, maybe some dermal armor? Yeah, just to be sure. Acid spit is a bit much. Oh, basic is good. Just a 2, nothing fancy. Sting, gotta have that. Make the base injectable.""Brandon, call the front desk. Get them to bring the security footage from last night and this morning up here." Brandon pulls out his phone, maneuvering the dog so he can reach it while sitting.A few minutes later, the dumbwaiter dings open. Inside, a USB rests on a silk cloth. You grab it, then shove it into your laptop. After downloading the files, you open it in the video software. After fast forwarding through an hour of film, you and Brandon stumble into the picture. One of the oriental girls looks up at the cameras, then says something in whatever language it is. The other girl fishes around in her purse, pulling out what looks like a car remote. She presses one of the buttons, and the screen turns into static. 1/2
You fast forward through that, which lasts about ten minutes. After that is six hours of cleaning ladies and other drunken guests. Around eight am, the two floozies exit the hotel. One of them checks her purse, moving it around and pulling a small box halfway out of the bag.While you were watching the video, Nathan was hard at work on the beagle. Now the size of a great dane, the dog looks like Brandon could ride it. It's skin moves oddly, little plates of bone forming a matrix under the fur. It's tail is larger at the tip, with a small needle like stinger on the end. It's mouth is wider, the nasal passages much larger and split into four nostrils."Damn, that looks good." you say, whistling at it."Thanks, I did what I could in the time given." Nathan says, looking somewhat disappointed in the result. He leads it to Brandon's room, where the bed is still messed up from RETRACTED DUE TO OBSCENE CONTENT. The giant beagle jumps onto the bed, sniffing at a few spots on the sheets. "He's got it, lets go."Nathan's dog leads you into the elevator, then out the hotel's front door. He turns left, walking with his head down as he follows the smell. He strides confidently across the sidewalk, passerbys moving out of the way for the abomination. He stops at the corner, raising his head to smell the air. He heads into a sushi place, stopping at the doorstep>What do?>Also, do you want to bring Brandon along?
>>36399664>>What do?Head in the front with Natalie. Act like regular customers while we scope out the place.>>Also, do you want to bring Brandon along? Have Brandon wait around back with the begle. Keep him on the phone with us (headset) just incase something goes down.
>>36399664>>What do?Walk in see if we can scout them out, if not start screaming at the guy behind the counter>>Also, do you want to bring Brandon along? If he wants to
>>36399664>What do?Go in, following the beagle still, be on our toes for an ambush. >Bring Brandon? No, this is going to get violent, and he's not trained yet. He'd just be a hazard at this point.
ok so im new to this story and its pretty good so far, but what are peoples powers, im a little confused about them, other than pc. specifically nathans powers interest me.
>>36400180The archive is your friend Anon.Nathan fucks around and improves animals for the most part.
>>36400180He empowers and controls animals.Brandon has electric and hard light powers
>>36400217And makes drugs!almost done
>>36400217ill be honest, i dont know how to find the archive.
>>36400180Nathan basically gets to play mod nation with animals. He has giant bees that can sting harder than bulets and just modded a little begle into a great Dane sized armored teaching beast.
>>36400266Go read the bottom or the second post in this thread.
>>36400217>>36400249.... Can his powers work on humans? Not Epics, probably, but normals?
>>36399735Did you miss that we're following the (modded) beagle? Brandon doesn't need to be there.
>>36400303We should ask him.Not like there's any actual diffrence between humans and every other species of animal.
>>36400328What are you even talking about?
>>36400337As long as you don't mess too much with the brain. That's the big sticking point in humans. Very complicated. Extra limbs are probably out too, no way to wire them into existing motor skills.
"Brandon, you stay outside with Fluffy. If we need your help, I'll say so. Hold on, let me put on my phone." You pull the bluetooth from your pocket, then place it in your ear. You then press a button on it to sync with your iPhone 8. You call Brandon, who picks up and puts his phone in his pocket.You and Nathan push the door open, passing a small waterfall and bamboo. Rectangular tables stick out of the wall, some of them occupied. A large wood bar sits against the back wall, a curved glass wall showing the cooks(are they called cooks if they make sushi?) make the dishes. A large swordfish hangs on the kitchen wall, a glass eye staring at the door. The eye flickers in the light, changing color. A japanese man is cutting up fish with a long knife, exclaiming something in japanese with each cut.A short(all people are short to you, but this one more so than others), old asian woman hands you a menu and walks to one of the side tables. You and Nathan sit down, looking around the restaurant. Nothing looks too out of place, though the kitchen seeks to have a very loud fridge. You make a pretense of looking over the menu, pointing out a tank of lobster and another of fish to Nathan. The food must be very fresh, as a chef pulls one of the lobsters from the tank.A waitress, a young and attractive asian girl, walks up and asks if you are ready to order. Nathan gets a Japanese soda, and you follow his example in ordering one of the same sodas.>What do you want to do?
>>36400350We're using the beagle to track the Asian women that took a sample from Brandon. When we get there, we're going to get the sample back and kill them all. Brandon is 8 years old and isn't a trained fighter yet, he's a liability in a fight. We leave him safely at the Ritz.
>>36400390>>What do you want to do?feel for a hidden basement /lab with steel manipulation
>>36400390First send out a ping for all steel in the area, and elevator going down or a set of stairs doing the same should be pretty easy to "see."They likely will recognize us any second so be ready, they will either attack us or poison our food. After we finish pinging we calmly and politely ask for the manager, then we ask to be shown the "back." What happens next will happen.
>>36400390We don't recognize any faces?Okay, use our powers to make an accident on the other side of the resturant, something big. While everyone's distracted we heat into yhe back too keep looking.>>36400407Ah, so you just suck at reading comprehension, that's cool.
Is Zach's vector manipulation effectively just telekinesis or will things like electricity/heat/sound/light/etc unlock with higher levels?
>>36400390>what do you want to do? Well, I wanted to bring the beagle in here, in case they just cut through and went out the back.>But since we're in here..."Nate, don't eat anything. If they recognize us, they might try poisoning us."Then get up and go look in the kitchen/back. We aren't here to play nice, we're here to wreck shit and make an example. Once we find Brandon's sample, we destroy it, and every other sample we find, and blind & cut off the thumbs of everyone involved. If we find those 2 women, we just kill them. No monologs, no bullshit. Just the wrath of God.
>>36400530>Went out the back. That's why the post that had Brand and the monster dog wait outside also had them wait around the back.
>>36400596Cause Brand is terribly useful in a fight. Do you not realize he's 8 years old? He's too young to be relied on for much. And the dog's not smarter than a normal dog. I think you're confusing him with one of our academy friends.
Need to do something. I'll be back at eight
>>36400679Hard light wall is a hard light wall and a giant dog is a giant dog. We're not asking him to fight anyone. Just block a doorway for like 15 seconds.
>>364006808am? in 12 hours?
>>36400390>>36400530That's a waste. We should pump them for information. No one pumps harder than Epics for information.I suggest we have Sydney around for the actual interrogation, she seems like she'd have some ideas.
>>36400679>Cause Brand is terribly useful in a fight. Do you not realize he's 8 years oldAnd he helped gun down a trio of Epics in NAshville. Kid may be young, but he's got plenty of testosterone and little regard for human life. He was willing to go toe-to-toe with KKK Epics side by side with us. He watched us kill two of them and never even shrugged. Kid knows how life and death work. Let him play with the big boys.
>>36401480Actually, I'd just have Nate bring some wasps. See if he can alter some of their toxins to be addictive. Sting them, give them heroin withdrawals a minute later, and promise another hit if they talk.
>>36401612This kid is going to turn into some monster we'll have to put down some day if we don't give him proper guidance.
>>36401819I wouldn't go that far. But he knows how a rough life works. Someone pulls a knife on you, you bury it in their ribs. Someone steals something from you, you take it back and keep something of theirs as punishment. I'd say he's pretty far ahead of the curve for a kid from the suburbs.
Shit. I just realized something.>>36398990>You go back to the lecture hall for the evening class, on naval tactics. Nathan pays the most attention to it in the class, a direct opposite from his normal demeanor.>>36397479>"Florida. After Miami sank, I had to have gills for a weekNate plans on hunting down the Epic that sank Miami. He probably lost his family like we did.
>>36400680is super intelligence a power?>>36401612very good points but will he kill the first two girls to fuck him?>>36401978Justice! just for us. fuck yea.>>36402235good we help him with that he helps us get the cunt from L.A.
>>36402235That's probably why he made the megalodons. >>36401978I agree, we don't want him to become too hard too young. We should try to keep him out of situations where he'll have to kill/torture/any of the other dark shit we're gonna get up to, until he's old enough to reason through the morals of it. Right now he's just copying us. He's 8, he's not capable of rational thought yet.
I'm back, working on the post again.
>>36401978He's eight, and already he has the beginnings of a superiority complex. If we don't start being a father, or at least a brother for him, he's going to turn against us the moment he finds out what happened to his parents.
>>36403088what the same thing that happens to ever normal who attacks an epic they died. hell we begged them to stop to not make us kill them, and they chanted for our death
>>36403127Oh his parents had it coming, but look at Nathan, he's still carrying a grudge against a veritable monster for offing his parents.
>>36403183well dud did sink a city we killed a mob of vigilantes in a small town. size, relative innocents, and over dicknessh of the acts are on opposites of scales
Hmm. Nothing extremely suspicious, but the dog said to come here. You search for the metal around the restaurant, hoping to sense the shape from the steel. There is the knife the man is using, the normal rebar in the ground and walls., and the massive freezer. Why would a place with live fish need that big of a freezer?You look for more steel, below the web of rebar. There! Under the store, is a circular tube running the length of your sense. A stairway, made of wood with steel screws, leads down into the tube. At the limits of your radar, the tube has a 90 degree doorway.The waitress brings your drinks, glass bottles with marbles forming a seal. You follow the directions on the bottle, and break the seal on the bottle. At least there can't be any poison in there, unless they keep poisoned ones on hand. On second thought, you'll not drink it.You get up, and look around for the bathroom. As you walk to it, Nathan gets up as well. You slow your step, letting Nathan pass you on the way. You bend the knife in the chef's hand, as he chops down at the fish. He cries out, clutching at his severed fingers. Three are still on the cutting board, spurts of red blood staining the glass cover.The people in the back rush out, speaking in Japanese. They shove a towel against his hand, wrapping it up. You and Nathan slip into the deserted kitchen, looking for anything that looks like the box.A massive fridge/freezer is in the corner, a massive lever lock keeping it closed. Fryers sit in a small island, oil spitting as a mesh box of tempura burns. Next to the fryers are a large selection of knives, stuck to the wall with magnets.>What do you want to do?
>>36403268Won't matter to a narcissistic kid with superpowers
>>36403270remove door takes knives "investigate" hell if we do this right we could take over there operation
>>36403270>Vector/steel-manip the tumblers in the lock open
>>36403268what>>36403310 said>>36403270Bend the lock, take a few knifes Make the rest useless. Go down.
>>36403310then we kill him and take powers I was surprised we didn't first time we met.not saying we shouldn't be a Bro but... its all cool how ever it works out
>>36403270Suck all the knives into an arm bracer, and the lock off the freezer. Open it up, looking for the stairs down
>>36403270why are we not still following the dog's nose? being closer should make it easier for it, nor harder.
>>36403390It's as big as a great Dane, and visibly mutated, subtle as a brick.
>>36403348why?we are immune to knives, and we don't need any.
>>36403401So what? what are they gonna do to us?and it is better than getting lost and faffing about
>>36403353>Implying they can escape us nowWe are Inevitable.
>>36403412our buddy in not, and neater are they.
>>36403401>> subtle as a brick.?bricks are subtle you can pick up an ally apple all over the place to bash in a head.
>>36403428>what are they gonna do to us?Us? Probably nothing.But as we tracked the girls and not the blood they stole from brandon here, someone could get away with it while we're playing ultra violence.
>>36403524>someone could get away with it while we're playing ultra violence.Some is far far far more likely to get away with it while we waste precious time playing detective.and I didn't say play ultra violence, I said use the dog to track them down instead of fumbling around like a moron.
>>36403474>our buddy in not,we fought him before, he is pretty durablew
>>36403636WE sue the knife metal to block the doors on this side after we're in. no escaping that.>>36403659A we fought to incapacitate. B he had a swarm with him. Neither of those things will help now.
>>36403679wait, you actually think he doesn't carry a swarm of mutant bees with him everywhere?... speaking of. We need to start carrying a backpack with a block of steel inside it everywhere.
>>36403722That's why I want to absorb the knifes. Professional chef knives=good quality steel.
>>36403722Nah, we have super strength. Let's just keep iron weights on our wrist and ankles.We get in a fight? Auto shield and bullets.
>>36403785just take them and sue as is for now we can shape/change them latter
>>36403796>>36403722why not both?
>>36403785>Professional chef knives=good quality steel.Dude, high quality chefs knives bend when you grab the blades too hard. Hell, you can actually leave your finger print in the metal of a really good one if you pick it up by the blade.
>>36403809...there's a wall of them, and we can make sharper blades at will. Why not use our powers, since we're working on making fractal blades anywau
You separate the steel blades from their handles, the metal flowing in small streams to condense on your right arm. The lever on the freezer is steel, and drops away to form up on your right arm in a pickax head. You reach up to turn on the bluetooth mike, then say to Brandon; "Bring in Fluffy and meet in the kitchen". A bell on the door rings, and a screen on the wall turns on. You can see Brandon with Fluffy walk in, sending diners scrambling against the walls. Everything is messed up in proportions, the fish eye lens distorting the picture. Once he gets out of the camera's eye, the screen goes black. Brandon walks into the kitchen a second after, the Great Dane/Beagle at his side.The dog goes straight to the freezer, his nose against the crack. You pull the door open with the wide blade of the pickax, a wave of cold affronting you. The dog goes into the cold box, moving in a circle around the freezer. A minute passes, the dog taking multiple passes on the floor.He stops in a corner, pointing his nose at the shelf. You lift it up, noticing that it folds flat against the wall on hidden hinges. Pieces of food falls from it, littering the icy floor. You remove the steel from the floor, and rubber gasket falls into a stairwell. Everyone armors up, Brandon making hardlight armor around his head and torso. Nathan changes a small amount, the only visible change being his skin moving in dime sized sections. You keep the metal on your forearm, the spike gleaming like a mirror.1/2
>>36403840Really? I want one nowYou step down into the stairwell, kicking the rubber into the darkness. Brandon's armor gives off a faint blue light, enough to see by. You step out of the stairs, opening an door sealed by another gasket. Outside the stairs, a horrible smell assaults your nose. A river of shit passes by the stairs, thankfully on a concrete raised portion that keeps the sewage from touching you.Following the steel sense, you walk fifty yards to another door. You pull it out into the sewer, ripping it off it's hinges. A burst of gunfire shoots through the open doorway, the concrete across from it shattering and spitting out shards of stone.>What do?
>>36403994Nate gather up any other animals you can, sure to be some insects around here. Brandon keep him covered. Try to bend and break their rifles with steel manipulation, failing that Grab as much as you can without breaking the sewers to armor up and then send out a flechette storm.
>>36403994feel for the firing pins and turn them into needles to pierce who ever is firing at us
>>36403994Pfft, easy as shitWe're in a sewer, get Nathan to gather as many rats as he can. Meanwhile pick up the bullet slugs the've been firing at you and metal TK them back.
>>36403994destroy guns with metal bendingalso, how big are the bullets? I am betting too small to do anything vs our invulnerability so we can go in first
>>36403994Reach out with steelsense and block the inside of their barrels, so the guns explode when they fire. Then form our armor so it'll reflect everything back into the room, grabbing up the doors if needed, and walk in & yell:"WHO HAS MY BROTHER'S SAMPLE?"
"Damn it, why didn't you feel those barrels earlier? Must be titanium." You pull a few rebar pieces from the sewer, forming them into a shield on your left arm. The sound echos in the enclosed place, messing with your hearing. If you had to guess, those are rifle rounds. Nathan is gathering sewer animals, a distinct lack of rats seeming odd to you. There is a small lizard, which Nathan is expanding into a crocodile, and a few cockroaches. He really doesn't need to help those, the sewer already having mutated them.You rush into the room, the steel shield raised and the pickax at ready. Five hit you in the chest and arms, as you cross the line of fire. Doesn't hurt that much. You swing at the source of the bullets, feeling the steel catch on the gun. You swing it up, the gun sliding off the blade to fly into the ceiling."WHO HAS MY BROTHER'S CELLS?" You shout, the mutated beagle cringing at the sound.Then you notice theres no one in the room.It's an empty cement room, lacking any decoration. Two machines sit in the corners, whirring loudly. The gun, a large trio of barrels attached to a motor and motion sensor, lies on the ground with a tripod on it's side. A large hole is in the casing, from your pickax."Well this is a major disappointment.">What do you want to do?
>>36404400Check the machines, if they have any samples at all, we trash it all, and take the hard drives to someone who can analysis them to find out who's getting the info.
>>36404400Beagle, front and center. We clear the room and move on.
>>36404400Search for traps/bombs, then see where the dog leads us
>>36404400get dog, continue tracking
You walk over to the closest machine, a white ice chest with a bottle attached by a hose to the base. You open the lid, a simple latch, and white mist pours out. Inside, are racks of vials. Most are empty, clear glass test tubes with white on them for writing information. Four are filled with red blood, labeled with the date of extraction. You lift the machine up, ripping it's base from the metal struts. It has steel in it, which you compact into a ball. Letting it bounce around inside, the glass inside tinkles as it breaks. You complete it's destruction by flowing all of the steel open to you to your hands. Forming a pair of anvils, you crash them together with the container between them. Nathan's dog steps up to you, nuzzling you until you move to the side. Fluffy starts drooling over the flattened machine, long strings of spit falling on the plastic and aluminum pancake. The drool sizzles when it hits, burning it's way through the machine. A few of Nathan's other animal come over to the dog and help it destroy the machine.Once the machine is reduced to a pile of melted slag, you move over to the other machine. You pull off it's cover, a large white grill. An air filter sits next to grill, an ugly grey. You use the same technique as the other machine, reducing it to steaming slag.>Want to continue looking for the girls, or go home?
>>36404841have we actually confirmed his cells were in those machines?I do want to look for them to find out who they work for, no way they did it themselvesthis is for two reasons1. this might have been only part of the cells (the rest could have been shipped elsewhere)2. I want to have words with their boss. if we are lucky they work for some epic we can harvest
>>36404841continue looking for the girls they were probley hired lets get to the bottom of this find out who hired them.
>>36404911Let's make them squeal!
>>36404952Brandon already did that
>>36404841>Continue looking for the girls. We need to punish them for hurting the people we decided to make our family. Set a precedent. Cut off their thumbs and pointer fingers, put out their eyes, and scar their faces.
>>36404982Or... Go with me here....we catch them and Brandon has two new pets/servants
>>36404952>>36404982for all we know there whores on a job we want the people who put them up to it. also have them apologies to our bro >>36405002not sure even Epics can have slaves...
>>36405002if we wanted slaves we should have stayed in KKK land
"We need to get to the bottom of this gang. Theres a mystery that we need to solve." You say, Nathan nods and the dog starts sniffing along the floor. He picks the scent up quickly, walking from where the ice chest once stood, then out the door.The dog leads you up the stairs again, where the restaurant owners are back to work, sans the fingerless guy. They look over as the freezer door opens, then quickly look back down at their work. You walk out of the kitchen, a few of the diners looking up at the giant dog.He leads you out the door, turning to the right. You follow the dog for ten minutes, taking turns when the dog turns. You stop with the dog at the dock, flashing a bit of your powers to gain entrance to the harbor.The dog walks up the dock, stopping at a cargo ship's gangway. On the deck, are pairs of guards with rifles. Dressed in florescent work vests, the black rifles stand out extremely well. Large box magazines rest between a foregrip and the pistol grips. The control tower is dark, the windows black in the setting sun.>What do?
>>36405173forgot pic of you
>>36405173bind guards investigate The control tower then ship
>>36405173>Cargo shipThis is our play land. Have everyone else take cover, we'll take the ship with steel and fury. Seal all the hatches and go through the whole ship, tying everyone with steel. We can question them after we capture them all >>36405133So what? They aren't supposed to be committing statutory rape or taking flesh samples either.
>>36405173Liquify the bullets in the guns, just incase they get any funny ideas
>>36405268mostly smart. we can then just walk out to them.although depending on how it works liquifying the bullets might cause the gunpowder to explode. so better to just jam their mechanism.also bullets are not made of steel.just clog the inside of the gun without altering its apparent appearance by manipulating the barrel
>>36404982>>36404952I don't care about punishing themI am sure they are just nameless whores. I want the guy who hired thembecause s/he has stuff we can take
>>36405246look if there bold enough to steel form epics there desperate and force into it. or bold enough to be worth keeping relative undamaged.for all we know this is a fucked up human trafficking ship and there are hundreds of little girls on board.we should be careful>>36405290but if we stealth bind there hands and mouths we can have the guns for our self.
>>36405173Reach out mentally and crimp their barrels, just tiny pinches. Then we walk out, stick some iron filings to the bottom of our shoes so it looks like we're walking on air. "Gentlemen, there are two ways this can go down. One, you try to shoot me and you die. Two, you give me what I want, we call it a day, and go back to the Ritz for twinkies and porn."
Which plan?1.>climb to the deck>destroy the guns, incapacitate the guards>force them to take us to their leader2.>climb the deck>rip and tear>kill everyone>loot the ship3.>write in
>>36405290I know I would feel a certain smug satisfaction as they point their guns an pull the trigger to absolutely no effect
>>36405325depending on how you warp the barrel, you could induce a severe misfire.
>>36405311But sealing the doors while we go through it room by room will be the safest way. Doesn't allow hostages, keeps the fight a bunch of small ones instead of one big one, and makes it easier for us to capture people instead of killing them.
>>36405324>, incapacitate the guardssave guns they look expensive.>loot the shipthen >force them to take us to their leader
>>364053241We can rip & tear after we have the leader. Also, form a mask of steel on our face
>>36405324>1.Let's play this practical here, no need to get hotheaded. We're more dangerous if we think before we rip and tear
>>36405379>form a mask of steel on our faceSeconds!
>>36405390yell yea we are going all super hero
You vector away from the dock, shooting up at the hull of the ship. A strip of metal peals off the ship s you pass, red paint falling to the water as the steel changes shape. Once you are in a suit of armor an inch thick, you use steel manipulation to float beneath the deck. A pair of guards walk by, their steel toed boots thudding against the steel deck. As they get close, you send two tentacles at their heads. The blunt ends impact with flesh, vibrations traveling down from the tentacles to your back. Two heavy thumps vibrate in the steel, as the men's guns clatter to the ground.You rise from below the deck, hovering over the deck for a moment. You fall a foot to the deck, the steel around you acting like a hammer to a bell. The loud noise draws the attention of the guards nearby, who shoulder their rifle. You flex your hand, and the firing pins recede into the walls of the barrel. The guards pull their triggers in unison, not willing to take a chance with you.*CLICK*"Now that thats done, you'll be taking me and my friends to your employers," you say, the mask of steel making your voice metallic and inhuman. As you speak, Nathan appears over the side of the ship in your peripheral vision, his blacken glass dragonfly wings buzzing. Brandon follow, a hardlight floor keeping Fluffy and him aloft.>End Epic Quest 6>Questions and comments for until I fall asleep>Follow me on Twitter: @CalamityQM>Next thread Friday
>>36405591fuck yea thanks for running looking forward to Fridayis super intelligence a thing in this setting?
>>36405649so how bad is bulling at the academy? what sort thing will we stumble across?
>>36405863Doesn't happen often, more so for someone with your strength of powers. Namecalling, punching(worse when the bully has super strength), ice Epics making female Epics cold, basically a combo of the dumb frat boy and school yard bully stereotypes.
>>36405915so tellapaths can only read surface thought or deeper?whats with Epics and being so punny? pun loving?so what did we do to the statue of liberty? and who seen it?
>>36405992Surface thoughtsComes with the territory. For some reason, all Epics love puns. No experiments have been done to figure out whyYou had a one night stand with lady liberty. Nathan, Sydney, Andrew, Brandon, and the asian hoes all had front row views.
>>36406068When you say one night stand, do you mean to say that we attached the metal cock to our crotch?
>>36406249noyesmaybeBeing drunk on Everclear fucks up your brain. Think what you want to think happened.now imagine the pillow talk
>>36405591>End Epic Quest 6It really is an epic quest
I am imagining we animated a giant steel statue of ourselves and have it fuck lady liberty
>>36406593In time, anon. But, for the moment, our control is not good enough for that. but, I really want to straight up animate the Statue of Liberty one of these days.