Open>www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEBIsUsvheAPrevious threads:>http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Over%28Human%29Limit%20QuestMis-archived 7th>http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/29814791/Twitter>https://twitter.com/Overhuman_QuestAsher's Sheet>http://pastebin.com/kmsL31FP Encyclopedia/Characters>http://pastebin.com/n7kNbtwGContracts>http://pastebin.com/9xWXHDMXPreviously:San Diego is wiped out by a tidal wave, a young man caught in the deluge as the city is erased by what some might consider the very wrath of god in a world with a sky of endless colors. Snatched from the brunt of the wave, the young man faces an inhuman creature of humanoid form that strikes out his eye to deliver onto him the gift of magic by means of the followers.Praise be to Susej they say. These followers.Selfish in his means of survival, a young man rallies with these people for his own safety as the government seeks to keep the truth of the world under wraps, that magic exists and that people like the followers are throwing it into chaos.Sent on a mission to liberate people captured for conscription based on their awakening to magic, he journeys with others to meet with a woman planted for this very purpose, finding adversity on the way.Having left a trail all too easy to follow, he's been captured and taken to the very place he'd been looking to gain access, though not exactly on his own terms...Recently rescued by unknown allies, the young man takes on a new alias “Faust” to help him lay low.You are Asher Faust, welcome to Over(human)Limit S2
An hour's worth of niggertry! Maybe more if you count yesterday!
>>36626350 The dull thrum of gunshots spread out through the city, distant echoes that make citizenry anxious and wary as they evacuate their home and work, leaving it to the burgeoning warzone and the responsibility of Overwatch as a military division. Unlike a true natural disaster there aren't many obstructions to speak of save for the occasional troll's declaration of a bridge, or a transformed gang of thugs exploring their new physiology. It's speedy, organized, a little too much even. Could it be someone's magic?You smile for where your thoughts have gone. Months ago it would've just been a spectacle, a coincidence of someone's superior organization. Now it's suspect spellwork, some master behind the scenes.Marcus said there very well may be someone capable of an “order” magic just as much as someone could commit to “chaos” magic. Such is variety in this world after all.The day past you increased the level of your trust in Legna, bestowing unto her more power. She mentioned offhand that by itself it won't empower her through legend, however her shield is stronger, and her sword? You took a little trip to Dorothy's and found an adequate one. The witch charged you another favor as usual. You asked her what she thinks of faerieland Chicago and she just grinned warmly,“Means more business for little old me.”Once Legna received a steel broadsword worthy of her, she offered to train you in its use, though you declined for the moment, even with your wood arm, it won't help you much you feel. Not until you get a chance to really learn how to use it anyway.Respecting your decision, she left it at that.
>>36626366>The first post of the threadNot even surprised.
>>36626366If we count yesterday it's 22hours
>>36626350Just a heads-up, but I filter ask.fm tweets because if I didn't they'd spam out my feed. I'd have missed the thread announcement if I wasn't already watching the ask itself in a different tab.
>>36626448I figured out why it was doing that. I had to uncheck twitter on my phone.
>>36626403 Getting around to some alone time with Emilia, you practice casting with her. She sends out small pellets of weighted blood, you apply your ability to alchemically “break” things and the result? A brick wall's seen better days. Smashed and utterly destroyed. She opts for you to do the same to blood that she's coated her hands in. After explaining how it works to her, it's made clear that it should not be made to destroy flesh should she be wearing it.The two of you practice further through the elements. She takes what you give her splendidly and hums her strange chant to bring her back to a neutral state. Fire's not exactly great for her however... Casting your earth magic or alchemy seems best overall.Finishing the day, you practice your parkour with the agility suit, leaping up walls and creating fire platforms. It's then that you realize just how fragile the solid fire feels. Unlike earth that's solid or water that's capable of surface tension, fire is like silk, bending like a velvet sheet. It doesn't exactly break, but it takes a lot of thought to make it resemble an actual solid surface.You realize that this is as strong as the defense for “Knight” is, just a silk wrap of magical flame. Good thing that it's at least intimidating, and it's no wonder that Lance-mech went right through it.The previous night you had been plagued by a dream of a terrible demon of snow and ice with long horns running backwards over a long shaggy mane. With a sharp smile of wicked fangs he hunted you, whispering how he knew where you were, that you were sleeping, how he was waiting, and how he'd be the one to kill you.Donneth.Brushing back the reflections of yesterday, now begins the period of time that the Templars are expected to arrive.
>>36626613>just a silk wrap of magical flameFuck. I guess we should probably upgrade MF at some point. Or get Ice fixed. Or both.
>>36626685Incidentally, the fact that it has give means that it can't be smashed through physical force. Though it can be cut or pierced.
>>36626685>implying the quest is continuing after this thread>implying Dran isn't getting married to Toothy and he can't quest no mo
>>36626731Could we incorporate floramancy to make a tougher barrier?
>>36626766Firewood? heh.So long as there are plants nearby.
>>36626685Or level geo or get ferro. Actually Ferro is amazing with alchemy.
>>36626731Silk is actually bulletproof to some extent. That's why dudes would take their shirts off when they challenged someone to a duel, to prove that they weren't cheating by wearing a silk shirt that could let them take a shot to the chest and only incur bruises/maybe a broken rib.
>>36626823Bullets back in the day were almost entirely getting punched by a fast moving metal fist, they don't have much pentrasive force in the way dran means
>>36626814Leveling Geo to adept would probably be one of the better things we could get, though I really want to rush Summoning up because that shit is crazy.
Who else ready for asher+Legnaoversoul rage cage of destruction?
>>36626807Asher should just keep a bunch of different seeds with him at all times
>>36626975Not happening this thread, though I am looking forward to it down the road.
>>36627013>implying we will survive this thread
>>36626906We should consider unlocking Ferro for mineral alchemy to go with our herbal alchemy.
>>36626807Our fire won't burn wood if we don't want it to so I don't see why we wouldn't integrate it into Knight. And MF works on it since its a -mancy. And can't we use flora to make our tree arm grow seeds? Seems like an obvious workaround.
>>36627058I'm pretty sure faefication locked us out of Ferro.And we realy don't need to spread even more
>>36627058Asher already has three times as many spells as most overs do.And I'm not sure where you're pulling this herbal/mineral alchemy stuff from, because that's never been talked about in this quest once.You're that guy who keeps going on and on about Chinese stuff, aren't you.
>>36626613>She takes what you give her splendidly and humsDran is 2lewd
>Dran didn't even pre-write his first post with 1 day delay.I am disappointed
>>36627078>implying we aren't going to undo the fae shit as soon as we canAsher ain't asher, if he aint asher
>>36627190>implying he'd want to undo itHe constantly bitched about his arm hurting and he didn't much like that his eye was gone.After the initial shock, all he's only been positive about it. Dude loves that it fixed his busted shit and buffed up his physical abilities.
>>36627190I have no problem with being fae though
>>36626613 >>36626613 The city streets, empty of people, crawl with plants, flowers, and even mushrooms poking up through the concrete as well as the faeries, both fae and unseelie that are planting or picking them based on whether it's light or dark. Some people too stubborn to leave wander around accompanied by faeries leading them to their own faction, human recruits to a faerie's war.A war that would see intervention.Legna returns to you, and you relay the news she brings to the others hiding out in the diner. “Overwatch is withdrawing, a curtain of light is moving through the city toward the Field Museum.”“They're heading to the Seelie portal?” Marcus rubs the stubble on his chin in thought, “They must be going for it along with the ley line.” Putting his mask on, he flicks the radio on, “Henry, have you made visual contact?”Marcus nods, after a while, “Confirmed, we're mobilizing immediately.” Looking to you and the others, “We're going to engage to test their abilities. Withdraw at once if you feel your life is in danger. Asher, Tony, you'll need to act as snipers with your vantage points. Generate a smokescreen when I give the order to withdraw and above all else do not cast more than one spell from the same location. One more time, we are not looking to kill them from the get go.“Our targets are a woman in a hooded white robe with a tall hat wielding a scythe, a man built like a bodybuilder that's stark naked, and what appears to be a clergyman. I suspect that they are Vein, Bone, and Nerve in that order, are we understood?”Everyone agrees, Hughes, Tony, and Emilia salute, you do so a bit after the fact.Good, we're moving out.
>>36627118>And I'm not sure where you're pulling this herbal/mineral alchemy stuff from, because that's never been talked about in this quest once.>part of Alchemy is potion brewing>Herbal alchemy and potion brewing has been discussed in the ask and the quest multiple times>>36627078>I'm pretty sure faefication locked us out of Ferro.It hasn't been locked out yet most likely because we're not full fae.
>>36627255>>36627286You're arguing with Chinese alchemy guy. He just goes on and on about what he wants regardless of whether or not it's feasable and fits with the quest thusfar, and then he gushes about how Chinese alchemy is so much better than everything else we could do and it'd essentially be godmode. It's complete bullshit, but he's delusional.
>>36627301>[Maintain Asher's perspective]>[Assume Legna's perspective]>[Assume Marcus's perspective]>[Assume Emilia's perspective.]
>>36627312>>And I'm not sure where you're pulling this herbal/mineral alchemy stuff from, because that's never been talked about in this quest once.>>part of Alchemy is potion brewing>>Herbal alchemy and potion brewing has been discussed in the ask and the quest multiple timesPotion brewing was discussed a lot mostly because there are multiple people around who know about it already and could assist us. It's also not an herbal thing. Literally the only thing we know about potions is that the more toxic you make it, the stronger it is.
>>36627315I'm not him though? I just think being constantly dicked by anyone with metal is gonna be a problem, chainsaw bitch will rek our shit
>>36627400You mean the same bitch that would have died from one nitrofiend if Camille hadn't shielded her?
>>36627374>[Maintain Asher's perspective]or>[Assume Legna's perspective]
>>36627374>[Assume Legna's perspective]
>>36627374>[Assume Marcus's perspective]Finally, it is Marcus-quest time!Also, I found this picture. Reminded me of Donneth.
>>36627400No she wouldn't. Dran said that she was the first character that would have died if we had wanted her gone.Also, you're not going to overpower a soul-infused weapon with an apprentice/adept elementary spell. Maybe deflect it a bit, but the enhanced senses and agility are better for that anyway.Also summons like Legna will do a better job of defending us from people like her than ferro would anyway.
>>36627374>[Assume Emilia's perspective.]
>>36627315>He just goes on and on about what he wants regardless of whether or not it's feasable and fits with the quest thusfar, and then he gushes about how Chinese alchemy is so much better than everything else we could do and it'd essentially be godmode.Never said that as a matter of fact Chinese alchemy is very limited in what you can do with it which is one of the reasons it died long before western alchemy.
>>36627374Question. If we switch perspective away from Asher, will we suddenly be making decisions for the character we swapped to or will we still be voting for Asher's actions?
>>36627613Still voting for Asher's actions.
>>36627634Ok, then>>36627374>[Assume Marcus's perspective]
Is this choosing our perspective for the whole fight or just the beginning?
You know, Dran did say that not every fae in this setting has the iron weakness and the Xix if faefied would likely end up not having the iron weakness.Makes me think that if we did get Ferro before the faefication completed, it might make us not have the weakness. Or at least lessen it a lot.
>>36627685We already have way too many skills.We don't need another one we will never use
>>36627653For a part of it. It'll likely switch up.
>>36627708I agree, for now at least.Alchemy is a wonderful spell because it buffs most other spells to the point that they function as if they're a higher grade than they actually are. And that's in addition to the actual transmutation atom rearrangement thing that it can do by itself. It's a neat thing.Once we actually get Summoning and Alchemy up to higher grades, it would be very worth it to start getting tons of new spells should we find ourself with enough LIMIT to do so.
>>36627389Tied between Legna and Marcus. Going with Marcus on this one.
>>36627708>We don't need another one we will never use>Not realizing how vital Metallurgy is to alchemy>>36627685Some fae that are known for working with metal so there is a chance of that working.
>>36627782>tied>chooses >doesn't roll a d2Disgusting
>>36627834Did it because Marcus hasn't had a perspective shot yet.
>>36627834In this case, I don't know why he even considered it a tie. One of the Legna votes was Asher as the person's main choice and Legna as a secondary vote.I'd call that as 1.5 v 2 if I was QMing.
>>36627828And you think that not having Ferro will lock us out of interacting with metals using Alchemy because...?
>>36627893The fuck are you saying?All I said was that some fae are know for working with metals (like iron) an example of such are fae like Dwarfs and Kobolds.
>>36627782Excellent. We can see how much of a fag Asher looks from Marcus's POV now.
>>36628123You said >>We don't need another one we will never use>>Not realizing how vital Metallurgy is to alchemyin response to>We don't need [Ferro]Which implies that not having Ferro would lock us out of using metal in Alchemy.
>>36628178>Which implies that not having Ferro would lock us out of using metal in Alchemy.Not having Ferro locks out all the mystical uses of metal and anything other than the mystical properties would require a decent understanding of science if we don't already have ferro of course.
>>36628370Except Alchemy itself is already linked to the mystical properties of metals.What this comes down to is which interpretation Dran is taking, because it could go either way here. So we're just going to have to wait until he decides to chime in.
>>36628425>>36628370Having the elementary spell has never been a requirement for related alchemy stuff, though it does make it easier to do. The only things that ferro would let us do with metal that we couldn't eventually do with Alchemy alone is move it around all telekinetic like and generate (temporary) chunks of it from nothing with Adept+.Even life-related Alchemy didn't technically require a life elementary to do. It does get a huge reduction from it, bigger than any other type of spell, but we could have technically gotten Master (or was it divine? I can't remember) alchemy and that'd have done more or less the same thing as Adept alchemy + Apprentice life elementary.
>>36627301 Securing the laces of his split-toe boots and tightening his gloves along with setting the mask born of his conviction the leader of Malice sets out to destroy the former associates of the only person in the world that's given purpose to his new life. Touching his flask of gasoline he begins to wonder if it'll be enough should he use it to fight, or perhaps to escape?When the order comes to retreat will that be enough? Or will he have to show Karen's greatest enemies his trump card? Thoughts for a late time. They need to move.Engage before they reach the museum, regroup with the fae, share what is known about their abilities and plan from there. That is the goal, that is the method. He'll resort to the darkness should the time come.“Let's go.” He says, leaving the diner. Karen's Pillar of Benevolence already helping with more humanitarian efforts, the place will be empty by the Malice's leave, a temporary haven.Those that can run do, those that can't switch over to the Re-Reflex form of Cora's design. He snorts, after Echo's wariness he absconded as well. The faggot, Eloc can't be trusted. He doesn't believe in Karen in the same way- no, they're just tools and Cora's a pawn. Yet until there's proof, until there's a reason to kill him, Marcus would respect her word.There's a reason for everything after all.The nerves and Henry zip off onto high grounds slipping in through building with what power they have. One of the summoner's pets stays by the side of Marcus, along with Hughes, and Gerta. Bones spearfront, vein in the new rear; just Emilia, the tree bastard's pet.
>>36628897 Once upon a time Marcus may have had a devotion to the land, to the wood. But those days are long and gone, this world is just a place to b- no. There is hope. Hope in her, hope that it can be a place once more to be proud of. Humans killing each other for no damn reason, Karen will put an end to that all. Believe in her.Would've been nice to have the foxgirl here. Would've skipped this whole test confrontation altogether with her power. Injury was damn deep and the Hydra said that she'd be out for at least another few days. Not what they can spare.The bogies are ahead, The Naked Man's skin is white, shining like alabaster, the roman's head is bowed and her strange hat stands tall like a monument to her conviction, and the clergyman? He's the first to turn around-Marcus's eyes switch instinctively to search out astral phenomenon, an old rage filling his heart whenever he uses his power. Magic is food. His tendons strain against his muscles as he spies the distortion of the earth, and like a shark seeking prey it's drained partway and the world grows slower as his body transforms and ignites, clothes going along with it. Naked bastard must have a geass or something, otherwise he wouldn't be naked.“Engage!” Crimson bullets fly forward as a crackle of remote magic augments them, Hughes charges the Naked Man, and Gertrude speeds to the woman, going for that blood she so craves.From your vantage point, you spy the forward group moving in. Marcus gives the order and Emilia unleashes her volley. At a moment's notice you whisper “Break” and augment her shots. A subtle spell as you maintain your position, setting up subtle wards.
>>36628897>split-toe bootsMarcus pls...
>>36628897>just Emilia, the tree bastard's pet.KekAlso when saph dies we need to corrupt marcus into a servant of the forest.
>>36628897>KarenI guess that's Saph's name, then.>He'll resort to the darkness should the time come.[worry]>Emilia, the tree bastard's pet.kek
>>36629020That's not how it works, yo. Marcus+corruption=people eating.
>>36628897>just Emilia, the tree bastard's pet.Maximum kekI somehow fear that Templar trio
>tree bastardWell, at least Asher's not a "pet" or a "tool faggot".Kinda interesting how Emilia's put in the same category as the summons.
>>36629020>>36629035>>36629070Am I missing something? Why is the tree bastard pet comment so funny?
>>36629053People aren't trees, we just need to make him not burn trees, maybe slam a bit of NATURE rage down his throat until he gets the same shit we do.
>>36629108Just how Marcus sees Emilia on summon-level of independence
>>36629120>It'll be easy, all we need to do is mutilate his soul and then replace the parts with something else! It's not like it took an astral deity to do it the first time or anything!Divine summoning and -maybe- we could do it if we knocked him out first.
>>36629129>how marcus sees herIt's the truth, let's be honest, emilia would kill herself without her adorable little psychopath
>>36629179I was planning on drugging him and going full clockwork orange
>>36629108I wasn't expecting "tree bastard". Also that Emilia's summon-tier is kinda funny.>>36629194Maybe when she was still infected with Fara. Now she'd probably be all mopey for a week or two and then realize that Asher was a massive douche like her brother and come to accept that massive douches disappear.
>>36629222>realize that Asher was a massive doucheI am so sure should we somehow die before she does that Emilia is the main reason Asher is going to be remembered as somewhat heroic because she will twist all those facts
>>36628897This really makes me want to get Hydro up to Adept and then throw an oath on it so we can actually use it to heal. That shit would be so damn useful.
>>36629347I cant wait for emilia to ruin our astral signature by telling our future cultists all the bullshit she thinks is true
>>36628928 From your vantage point, you spy the forward group moving in. Marcus gives the order and Emilia unleashes her volley. At a moment's notice you whisper “Break” and augment her shots. A subtle spell as you maintain your position, setting up subtle wards.The bloody bullets contact the naked man, driving him back as he digs his heels in, tearing through concrete at the force. Likewise, the woman with the scythe performs a half-spin to slip between the lethal volley and the clergyman simply... doesn't get hit. As Hughes breaks their line, rushing the Naked Man, his own skin turning black, the nudist's own turns an immaculate alabaster as his magic shines with a color Roman Marble. Hughes makes contact and even with the force of his magic, he's stopped dead by the man, that appears to be like a statue, the splatter of blood marring the immaculate abs, doing nothing more than laying a smudge upon perfection.Hughes makes to swing using the might of his magic, momentum. With it, he's run right through bricks and even uprooted trees in practice. His pinnacle, as foretold by Saphira, to be the Unstoppable force. Of Justice Hughes would whisper to himself.His fist is stopped dead by a single glorious hand that does no more than caress it until twisting into a bone-crushing grip at the wrist, bending him over and punching him up with a knee. The Statue then leaps into the air, a majestic feat for living stone, an open palmed hand ready for an olympian-level spike.
>>36629420>>36629347You're also forgetting about Lucifer. They'll probably get their new champion to shittalk Asher everywhere because spite.
>>36629454As Hughes clashes, Gertrude closes on the evasive scythe-wielder during her half-spin. She notices that the woman's not even looking at her, no, beneath that hood, her eyes are closed in a pious concentration as her weapon is held in a precarious fashion. Suddenly finding her fear, Gertrude shifts her weight to juke past, to avoid a tumbling clash like Hughes, and instead angle for her back or side.This is a mistake as the woman's scythe comes around, a crude thing seemingly made of nothing more than iron and wood of no apparent note, a common farmer's tool. It finds blood at the end of a flourish, slipping through the spider's flesh at her ribcage like grains of sand through an hourglass. The hooking motion sparing her heart, but taking a lung as the blunt end comes back around to smash her upper scale of gravity, causing the spider to experience a moment of horizontal posture as she's driven backwards into the ground.The clergyman checks their watch, oblivious to his allies taking care of the ambush.As Asher:>[Your action?]
>>36629497Wait is GERTY dead?
>>36629454>Unstoppable force. Of Justice Hughes would whisper to himself.Perfect Asher, perfect>>36629497Nitrofiend with Incantation.Maybe add the pentagramm via tree arm.Try to not hit our allies
>>36629497>tfw if we didn't tell luci to fuck off we would be so full of boons right now just because she wants to spite god
>>36629573Nah she's tough old spider.Would go with what >>36629592 proposes
>>36629497Ok. It seems like our options break down to>try to do something about Scythe Spinner (protect Gerts)>try to do something about Nudist Statue (help Hughes)>try to do something about Watch Checker (scouting his abilities)>>36629573It's just a lung.
>>36629606Unfortunately, most players were just too full of themselves to submit.
>>36629592We could add a few lines into the incantation about sparing the "wood" it's wrath, wood being a replacement for allies, because we gotta be theatrical and shit
>>36629648>Enabling Dran's femdom fetishAlso we wouldn't even be in this situation if we had submitted.I am also satisfied with how Asher develops
>>36629497Is nudist man the Wall-Bone?If we've already cast, we need to relocate before our next attack. After, let's target the Vein lady with a nitrofiend. Ideally, once her focus is on someone, so we can blindside her. Probably won't work, but might as well try it.
>>36629497Put a fiend mine under the vein and detonate it. Then move to another good location after we cast
>>36629685I don't give a shit about fetishes as long as we get our buffs.
>>36629497Asher's Astral vision:>The wall of light has dropped> The Statue is causing an ambient mana siphon effect. >The Scythe Spinner is maintaining internal and weapon arts.>The Watchman has some sort of ward around them...
>>36629712Approximately how far does the ward extend into the air above him?
>>36629592This focusing on the scythe vein.We should use the invocation to empathize that this is Fae territory.
>>36629712Could we somehow weaponize ignorance to corrupt the vein?
>>36629778>>36629699Problem: she's still right next to Gertrude, who would get caught in the blast.
>>36629802We should use ignorance against the ward that the watchman is casting.I don't think our spells are simply going to penetrate it
>>36629712Did Asher already pick out a couple other buildings to run/Blink to after firing?
>>36629712>sort of ward around them.Well, fuck. Anyone else want to try to snipe the mage? I know there is no chance of it working, but it seems like the best strategy if my vidya game logic holds
>>36629699Something like that. >>36629737It's a sphere that extends a few meters all around.>>36629592That was Hughes perspective. He whispered that to himself when told by Saph.>>36629802You could give it a shot.>>36629843Yes, He'll be running to avoid how obvious blink is,
>>36629837We could do a nitrofiend above him to try to blow out his eardrums. The shockwave would be mundane, should be more than enough to at least stagger him a bit. If it doesn't, we'll know that he has some kind of countermeasures against mundane attacks.>>36629858
>>36629871>You could give it a shot.Let's do it.
>>36629916"You could give it a shot" is by no means a "it will totally work" when it comes from Dran.
>>36629903This and if it doesn't work try to use ignorance on the ward.Invocation about how something that isn't physicaly there can't stop the physical effect.Use Fae logic>>36629916They are still warded by the nerve
>>36629871Is Tony in the same building as Asher?
Unrelated but I realy like how we actualy have the chance to act as sniper/artillery for once.I guess I have to survive on coffee tommorow
>>36630022Read as Incantation
>>36630022>We're not an evoker.Yes we are.But yeah, anon should probably stop saying "invocation" instead of "incantation" since he's confusing the one or two people who don't know what he means.
>>36629948>Invocation>>36630022>not an EvokerVocabulary seems iffy today
>>36629497Could we just enhance Emilias projectiles with ignorance to hit the ward or do we need to practice first?
>>36630135Weren't we just doing that?
>>36630160We enhanced with Break
Ok, we're trying to scout their powers and make sure that our allies can get away. So the top ideas so far, at least in my opinion are>Nitrofiend the Nerve outside the ward to hit him with the shockwave>Ignorance on the Nerve's wardDoing something about the Vein would also be acceptable, but nitrofiend is a bad idea because it will also hit Gertrude if I'm interpreting the current situation correctly.Kinda want to try to blind the statueman, but I have a feeling he's more than capable of fighting blind.>>36630006I guess we should be expecting Donneth soon, then.Awesome.
>>36630192What if we drew in a bunch of water to the Vein and flash-steamed her?I can't imagine that she'd be able to spin away from that and we could keep it from cooking Gertrude too.
>>36630192I doubt Donneth would attack during the Day while fucking TEMPLAR are near.
>>36630225If we can do that fast, then I'd be cool with it. I have no idea how much water is around or how fast we can move it.>>36629871What's the water situation like?
>>36630225Right steam isn't penalize.
We now have a couple of moves we could pull>water + steam on the Vein>Nitrofiend to disrupt the Nerve's ward>Ignorance on the wardAll would be possible with Incantation
>Gertrude's only strong point is that she has above average magic consumption>She rushes the melee-focused Vein instead of the NerveGood to know our allies can be even dumber than we are...
>>366303642 guys, 1 girlWhich one will the Bone that styles herself after Elizabeth Bathory attack?
This has MASSIVE backfire potential, but we could attempt to poison the Nerve by transmuting a bunch of air into hydrogen cyanide and blowing it onto him.
>>36630192We could also try shooting some Thorns at the nerve to break his concentration since wards don't effect real objects. Hound/Gauntlet-ing the Vein could also work to keep her from spinning around.
>>36630274There's ambient water based on proximity to the lake and some underground. Not much to speak of for quickly accessed water unless you wanted to spend a moment gathering it or force it up through the ground, altering the battlefield.It's possible.
>>36630461Or we could just transmute a chunk of air a few hundred feet above him into a cinderblock.>>36630467We didn't learn Thorn during break. The ward would also kill the MF on them anyway, making them less effective.
>>36630482Couldn't we get a faerie to make the pipes burst? Fae like breaking shit right?
>>36630482Really, no hydrants in Chicago?
>>36630482Didn't Asher get really good at swapping the base elements between eachother? Wouldn't an air->steam transmutation be really easy?
>>36630461>hydrogen cyanideWe have something better>Chlorine Trifluoride [ClF3]: In addition to being toxic, this gas is highly flammable, capable of igniting asbestos, glass, sand, etc. and is nearly impossible to extinguish.
>>36630538No ferro to bend it off, would take pure water manipulation and pressure to get it open. at range- unless you have Legna slice it.
>>36630574We can't just transmute that out of the air. HCN we can.
>>36630541Also possible. It still takes up some burn, but he could swap some of the air to steam to create a smokescreen.
>>36630623about how much burn are we talking here?
>>36630623Wouldn't steam everywhere make it harder for Marcus to use his powers though
>>36630684Only if he decided to rush in after the Vein.
>>36630582What about Breaking or telling Emilia to geo-spike it?
>>36630684Yup unless we Break the steam.
>>36630684He could deal with it.>>36630705delay of order-> action, you want to intervene in Hughe's attack.
So where are we right now, approximately?>>36630727We could just turn it into water and let it be on the ground.
>>36630740I think we should obscure their vision with an orb of dust swirling around the ward. Or fire if that's easier. It should block their astral sight too since it's charged with mana right?
>40 min of discussion about just what we're going to do>We still didn't come up with anything worthwhile
>>36630945Too many unknowns. And we also know that the templars are going to fuck us regardless because Dran isn't going to set up a boss fight that can be won in one thread.
>>36631176We may not win on the first turn, but we can definitely come up with something that makes the brutal assfucking less bloody.
>>36631282I realy hope we can take out the nerve early on.Will make fighting against the other much easier
>>36630582What did we even end up voting for?>>36631310>take outWe're not even trying to kill them right now. This is purely a scouting run to see what the fuck they do, then we're going to run away and come up with something.
>>36631343>We're not even trying to kill them right now.Yes.But when we get to the real fight he should be priority number 1.
>>36631310I still like the plan to transmute some air waaaaay up in the sky above him into a brick and then just let it fall on him.If it works, it'd be hilarious.
>>36631397>If it works, it'd be hilarious.Rocks fall.Templar dies.I couldn't contain my laughter
>>36631397Just imagine the reaction in Nerver Templar quest.>What the fuck is this bullshit, Dran?>I told you we should have also warded against physical things
>>36631547Wards only stop the magical aspects of things. You can incorporate wards into things that have physical defense, but the ward itself isn't what's doing the defending.
>>36631343Picking the more effective ideas.
>>36631650So you are going with >>36631397
>>36631688No one's even vouched for saving Hughe's from an Olympic-level spike.You want me to go with this one?
>>36631717>No one's even vouched for saving Hughe's from an Olympic-level spike.I didn't because I have no clue how we could do that.
>>36631717>No one's even vouched for saving Hughe's from an Olympic-level spike.Wait what?
>>36631717>No one's even vouched for saving Hughe's from an Olympic-level spike.Because statue bone has mana drain active and I don't think we could do anything to save the poor bastard even if our spells would work.And no, I don't want to do the brick thing right now. Just go with whatever you're doing.
>>36631717Just do the most effective ones. I'm not really sure how we could help Hughes out in this situation. Maybe grab him with a gauntlet or send legna to help him out
>>36631763Statue man grabbed Hughes, twisted his arm, threw him up in the air, and is about to smash him back into the ground.
>>36631784Have Legna save Hughes and attack the Nerve ourselves, maybe?
>>36631763>>36631807Like a volleyball.
>>36631717Why would we? Trying to 'save' allies from high-level Bones just gets them killed. We learned this dozens of threads ago.
>>36631819Legna might just get mana drained by the bone
>>36631870Supposedly, that level of mana drain is pretty unique to Beliala. But who knows, it doesn't seem to be too consistent.
>>36628897>One of the summoner's pets stays by the side of MarcusWas that one of Tony's shades or was that Legna?
>>36631945Belila didn't have an abnormally high mana drain, she had abnormally high Regen. Her mana drain was standard for a Bone of her level. Templar Bone is almost certainly going to be higher than her unless he has an abnormally shitty mana drain.
>>36631987>That's important. Beliala was a really strong bone. Not all of them can drain that skillfully or regenerate that ridiculously.Quote from ep 27.I also remember a summon being used against a bone in one of the really early fights...
>>36631717Why don't we just hit the bone with a nitro fiend in midair? It would probably fuck up his trajectory if nothing else
>>36632111Skillfully referred to how she managed to sap a small, moving, hiding target at range, not the volume of consumption.
>>36632111Actually, I was thinking of the fight between Beliala and the followers. But the Burning Woman never actually touches Beliala, so I guess that doesn't tell us much.
>>36632111Fara vs Suicide Bone Clone?
>>36632237Well shit. Hughes might be fucked, then. I would say we could try to Blink him, but I have no idea if that would work.
>>36632342It wouldn't work.Blink only works for Asher because of 2 factors>Asher knows himself well enough to create a perfect copy of his body and mind>Asher has a ranged attack that's fast and powerful enough to kill him instantly.We don't know Hughes well, but he doesn't have a ranged attack so the doppelganger would tardrush him and try to strangle the poor fucker.
>>36632386>We don't know Hughes well, but heWe don't know Hughes well, but even if we did he*
>>36632386>he doesn't have a ranged attackI'm more thinking that he's about to get rekt by the Nudist, so he would die before the doppelganger has a chance to react.But yeah, I'm not sure if blinking other people will ever be possible.
>>36632459We might be able to Blink Emilia. Maybe Xix later on.
>>36629497 Marcus realizes his mistake in letting Hughes go on ahead. Karen would think ill of using such an honest guy as a scapegoat. It's something that must be done though. The Statue's revealed himself to be a one trick pony, though a powerful one. Material shifting- marble, strength and durability, but he's slow, heat him enough and he'll bake one way or another. The Scythe's only shown mundane weapon prowess, veins are never that simple, and that blade will be dangerous as it is if she focuses him. The Nerve, way too relaxed, the other two pre-occupied. Time to put on some pressure.Holding his breath, he advanced forward, speed now severalfold, the world slowing around him. There's a spark in the air near Hughes and the air begins to change. As Marcus passes, there's an explosion above and an ensuing screen of steam festering against his flames as he rushes the nerve. Astral vision shows that there's a ward of some sort. He must've generated the curtain of light, but now it's lifted and this is here instead.As Marcus nears, he takes another step only to feel his vision pulled back, as though he's meters of where he should be, instantly he realizes that there's a magical effect and subconciously targets it, to destroy it, yet the effect is already there.He's more than twenty meters of where he should be, where he should have been. The clergyman smiles at him as Hughes rolls backwards, more or less shocked but alright as the statue lands. The steam increases in size and density. Obscuring vision of the Templars...
>>36632514 You bend and pull, weaving water out of air, denying the symmetry of the world's order. Air becomes water, and the power of fire heats it, turning it dark and red. Your Fiend spared Hughes the rod, though it didn't leave him unscathed. The Statue seems a bit perturbed as to where the steam's coming from, the Clergyman stands with your magic, even the already transformed air bending around his personal space as though avoiding him because of some divine grace.The Scythe-wielder, seeming to be the one to deal with such a thing begins to spin. More than a half spin, no- several spirals that begin to interfere with your spellwork. Within the astral you see her soul expand past her body, a great meditative pious body as it continues to expand beyond your belief. Your hands slacken with disbelief as you stare on at as the soul range expands to encompass the street and buildings for hundreds of meters. In the mundane, your steamscreen's been transformed into a divine sandstorm with the Scythe-wielder at the epicenter, barely visible. Dust and sand is pulled out from buildings, concrete, tar, and transferred into the torrential wind...
>>36632545>Several hundred meters of soul exposure>In the middle of a fae-infested zoneShe's confident. I'm worried.
>>36632514So was Marcus going after the Statue or the Dervish? Statue, right?
>>36632545She's either retarded or fucking PURE to do that on Fae turf
>>36632610He was going for the man with the watch. I hope you know what clergyman did, because that's important.
>>36632654He's the time rewind Nerve that you talked about a couple months ago.FUCK. FUCKING FUCK.We're fighting the fucking WALLBONE + Grey Boy: Priest Version + Reaper Dervish.FUCK
>>36632654Seems like a ward that manipulates space to teleport people away when they get too close
>>36632681oh motherfucking fuck.I think we know our first target.Did he rewind time only for Marcus or for everyone?
>>36632681OH GOD FUCKING DAMMIT! FUUUUUUUCK!
This just became a very nasty game of "Murder the Nerve so many times that he's forced to burn himself out with rewinds".
>>36632545I really want to put up an ignorance ward. See what happens to her soul when she extends it into that bullshit.>>36632654Time-bending is possible, but space-bending is more consistent with everything.
>>36632771I don't think he can rewind himself after dying.We just need to nuke him with the biggest thing we have
I warned you about Mandom. I TOLD you dawgs.
>>36632782Nah I think the fact that he has a watch is significant. Gotta be the time mage
>>36632787You're assuming that his rewind can only be activate by a positive input.He could very easily set up a system where the cessation of constant input activates a preprogrammed rewind, like a deadman's switch.
>>36632863You think he learned to walk like an egyptian?
>>36632863Its over. We are so fucking dead.
I was about to freak out because "Only episode 23?" Then I read the S2.I'm just an archive reader, don't hurt me. Enjoyed the quest as long as I've read it though. I'll get back to my lonely work now.
>>36632863Maybe Ignorance and a Bone ripping his spine out?
>>36632811>the Clergyman stands with your magic, even the already transformed air bending around his personal space as though avoiding him because of some divine grace.Possibly, but I don't know how he is doing this^ then. I guess Dran could pull some sort of "Oh he created a bubble of time around himself" sort of bullshit.We can probably kill him with Aeromancy if we keep the other two from interfering. If we pull all the air away from him, I'm guessing he'll spend more burn than we do trying to counter our effect.
>>36632901We are about to get brutaly assraped.Enjoy your archive read.
>>36632863If we were to summon his doppleganger would he die from burn trying to keep himself from dying?
>>36632944If he doesn't know what a Doppelganger is, then maybe.But we wouldn't be able to do it anyway so it's not like it matters.
>>36632965Dran confirmed that blink is little known even among Templars
>>36633010Well there can't be many people around who are retarded enough to summon their own doppelganger
>>36633010No, he said that it's unlikely Asher would run into another person capable of doing it themselves in the course of the quest.
>>36632545Earth to Air transmutation? Presumably she doesn't have Aeromancy and the transmutation of something she's embedded her soul into should have a nice corruption side effect.
>>36633010Specifically, I think he said Asher is the only person we'll see in the quest who would try it, unless we taught it to someone.
>>36632545 I spin, a quarter with my feet, the tool of the crop a half-turn overhead as I succumb to its momentum, allowing the grace the Allah, the celestial whole to guide my dance. My eyes are closed, seeing the evil through my own divine eye. Half to full, full to double. My soul is humbled by god, with my head bowed in humility, I am nothing but the dust on the wind, the sand in which no life can grow.Double spin to triple, my right hand receives the light of god, and my left spreads it unto the world. I am only a messenger to deliver this message. Allah is here. Through me, I, a vessel extinguish the evil that sprouts.The Dervish spreads her soul from her body, through he extreme conviction of faith, it swallows the street, ripping up particulate sand and dust from whatever facsimile of stone lay within its birth, the force of her spin causing the it all to swirl into a single spiraling a force, a dust storm to a dust cyclone.Like the orbit of the cosmic divine, so to I emulate this power. As the earth travels around the sun, the dust encircles I.As the wind rages on, the woman's soul suddenly returns to her body, just as pure as it had been before. It all returns, I am one with my body, and the universe continues to spin, through this storm, I see the demons in the sand. A cannibal, a spider, a tree haunted by a demon, a false angel, a child of earth, a shadow, a bloodthirsty hunter, and a misguided hero.My left hand takes the spider's head, thus I fly after my feet to the next, the cannibal, an eater of man with the appearance of efreet. It seeks to use sorcery to evade my blade and move to where I am blind. Slowing my spin, I place a finger to my lips. Quiet, no words, no magic. A vow between the two of us.Of silence.
>>36632965>But we wouldn't be able to do it anyway so it's not like it matters.I believe Dran said that summoning someone else's doppelganger would burn intensive not impossible as long as we have an idea of whose we're summoning should be able to summon it.
>>36633303>A cannibalMarcus>a spiderGertrude but also a cannibal>a tree haunted by a demonAsher>a false angelLegna>a child of earthEmilia>a shadowTony>a bloodthirsty hunterDemonic Sword Entity? / Donneth?>and a misguided hero.Twinky
>>36633303Did she just decapitate Gertrude? Sheeeeeeeiiiiiiiiiiiiit.
>>36633365>a tree haunted by a demonAsherI think that the demon here is Donneth.>a bloodthirsty hunterDemonic Sword Entity? / Donneth?That's Henry.
>>36633389>That's Henry.>BloodthirtstyWow.Wasn't he wannabe Robin Hood?
>>36633411Yeah, that's what everyone was saying.What happened the last time a summon almost killed someone?
>>36633411Remember when Asher looked at him with astral sight a couple threads ago and he said that Henry, Donneth, and Hunter all feel really similar?
>>36633436So Donneth left an imprint on him? That could be a bad thing.
>>36633436>Fara vs EmiliaRAAAAAAGE>Asher + Emilia vs ASS MAD IRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGIER>Asher vs Biggie"Alright, I guess you can live in my mutilated soul-parts. Not like I was using them for anything else."
>>36633436Where is Demon Katana Edge anyway?
>>36633445No, the dude is just a hunter. Every hunter type over/summon we've encountered has had this same feel about them.
>>36633436Is that part of why he hates us now? Sort of like how Emilia became obsessed with us?
>>36633303>Still pureThat's going to be a hard one.
>>36633479So his magic has typecast him and just handed down a role to play? Life is going to be so much easier for that guy than for us.
>>36633465He's joined up with Saph's Benevolence. He wasn't really that bad of a kid.>>36633482He doesn't hate Asher, just bears a grudge for his shitty pet taking an eye and almost killing him. He'd put down Donneth himself if he saw him.
>>36633500Asher's thing was "Cold Ocean" at first. Coulda been a baller hydromancer if we'd dumped points into that.Sorta skullfucked the default route, though.
>>36633518>He's joined up with Saph's Benevolence.What?that's kinda suprising to hear if fucking TWINKY is in Malevolence
>>36633524We could have been baller many things if we didn't keep classing.
>>36633548Well we are probably the best allrounder in the setting
>>36633518>just bears a grudge for his shitty pet taking an eye and almost killing himI think he might be madder if he realized how blasé Asher was about the whole thing."Oh. Yeah. Henry. Well, I know that dude's name, so I may as well tell Donneth to go and fuck him up. He'll probably be fine."a few weeks later"Wait, that dude lost an eye? AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAA"
>>36633543It is. Twinky believes that bad people should be punished.Devon doesn't actually have the guts to kill anyone.
>>36633571I've said it before, but the only reason they tolerate Asher is because only Zicks and Emilia actually have gotten to know him.
>>36633568I'd say the opposite really. We're really bad at lots of things.
>>36633580What does he plan to use that knife for then?
>>36633600What do you think Saph would have him do?
>>36633600It looks cool.
>>36633568He's slightly above average at group casting. That's about it.>>36633548We should have just dumped everything into Summoning and THEN started spreading out into the Alchemy requirements. The build we're going for is good, but we picked the most stupid path possible to reach it.
>>36633600Actually, you make a good point. We gave a weapon designed for killing people to a contract pacifist. >>36633609Non killing things, for one.
>>36633580Wait edge master's name is Devon, that's the first time I've seen that. What the fucking shit Ygg? May the Reverse take your lazy ass.
>>36633568>best allrounderIn overhuman, that's like being a gold medalist in the ultraspecial olympics.Allrounders get SHIT ON by specialists up until you hit 100+LIMIT builds, but by then the "allrounders" will have something like Alchemy that benefits from having lots of different spells and, in reality, it's just a different kind of specialized build.
>>36633623>We should have just dumped everything into Summoning and THEN started spreading out into the Alchemy requirements. The build we're going for is good, but we picked the most stupid path possible to reach it.The only benefit I can think of for the path we took is that we get experience with our cantrips along the way in a better way instead of just getting tons of unpracticed cantrips all at once towards the end.Still woulda been better to rush summoning and then branch out tho.
>>36633548I feel like that's because we come up with awesome stuff we want to do, try to spec for it, and then realize that we can't actually do that stuff. Repeat ad infinitum.
>>36633303It becomes scared, and flees, this one too I strike with my faith.The dust rends flesh, as Marcus unleashes a soundless scream midst the howling storm, the vein somehow sealing his magic away and thus forcing him to the mundane. He only saw her put a finger to her lips. That's all she did. As the blade seeks to claim Marcus's life, it's stopped by Legna's own sword driving a wedge between them and forcing the Dervish to pivot away, breaking her hold.Marcus feels his power return and speeds away, truly afraid as he issues the order to retreat, realizing just how big these fish are.“Everyone fall back. Halt them if you can... We're going on ahead to the museum! I repeat, fall back!” He screams into his comm over the clash of Legna's blade as she dances with the Dervish, the other two Templars doing nothing to assist their ally, out of respect, indifference, or confidence. No one could exactly be sure. > Retreat yourself, the others can take care of themselves.> Pull everyone out with Gauntlet.> Stay long enough to perform a full of Incantation Nitro-fiend.> (Other)
>>36633725> Stay long enough to perform a full of Incantation Nitro-fiend.
>>36633725Is the wind still going?
>>36633725> Pull everyone out with Gauntlet.Bit of utility.The fiend would do fuck-all and I don't want to stay longer than neccessary
>>36633725Would it be possible to summon a Doppelganger of the Nerve?
>>36633725>> Stay long enough to perform a full of Incantation Nitro-fiend.
>>36633725> Pull everyone out with Gauntlet.
>>36633755>>36633772>>36633776>>36633793Guys. We never repositioned after that first spell volley. The Vein knows where we are.Please don't vote for suicide.
>>36633725> Pull everyone out with Gauntlet.Until we figure out the wards, I don't see our attack having much impact.
>>36633725> Pull everyone out with Gauntlet.
>>36633818This. There is no way we'll be able to pull that shit off.
>>36633725So is sealing away Bone magic a common thing for Death-Veins? I remember that Petyr did it too when Crow was all in death mode.
>>36633724I hope fable is well and dead. He had to fuck up what started as a great series.Fable II should have been rebuilding the Hero's guild or something. And the final boss barely being anything more than a joke was just bad. Reaver can go fuck himself and all of his sluts.>>36633916Strong Veins can enshroud Bones with their soul, cutting them off from the flow and rendering them helpless.This was... similar to that.
>>36633725Based Legna to the rescue once again.
>>36633952We can blink to safety right after we get everyone out with gauntlet right?
>>36633757Yes, it's not as strong as before however.
>>36633793Deleting this for > Pull everyone out with Gauntlet.
>>36634039Then that means that any nitro we transmute up would get spread around fast and potentially detonated by the friction prematurely before we get a good cloud formed.
>>36634073Also it would probably blow in our and our allies' faces
>Blink deactivates any wards Asher has on him>He's going back to the fae treeitresumes.jpg
>>36633725As we're leaving can we release some wisps to target each Templar and cover our escape?
>>36633303>a tree haunted by a demonI wonder if the demon is Donneth or if it's the RB's constant SAN damage.
>>36634372If I remember correctly Asher has always 3 with him.So we could release those while "rescuing" the others
>>36633725 After seeing the size of that soul, you ran. It was too big, and too close. When it withdraw you retraced your distance and regained visual confirmation of the Templars. The wind carried on and Legna spoke to you of death coming for your allies.She spoke to you of Gertrude's death and you suddenly almost feel bad for not giving her what she wanted. She saved Marcus and then the order came over a panicked comm. With the wind withdrawing and Legna fighting the vein's spinning flurry with her own hail of blows you set yourself on the task of creating multiple gauntlets, Hughes, Marcus, Emilia, and Gertrude went in. Hughes and Emilia are going to need help out, Two hands.You reach out, manifesting them, “Gauntlet!” You shout to increase the power of the spell and focus hard on making the flames cold. Securing the two of them through the storm, you notice Legna suddenly ceases moving to be cut down by the Dervish, silencing her.You see a flick of magic from the Clergyman, a twisted little smile on his face as though to say that this is all too easy.The Scythe-wielder looks right in your direction, you see her place a finger to her lips and-No sound, no thoughts. Only sights and fleeting feelings. Asher's gauntlets cease and he feels like no more than an animal standing despondent upon a building, unaware of even the sound of his own thoughts. He tries to move his mouth, to use his words, but only an empty mute is presence. He'd panic if he knew what that feeling was. Isolation. A silence of the mind.The Dervish withdraws to the other templars, running with natural speed as opposed to her surreal dance of flying around with the blade guiding her motions. The Clergyman stares at you and the building that you stand upon reverts to cement, shredded wood, mangled iron and fragments of coal.Asher falls, a silent scream as though he's dreaming and can't wake up as the ground approaches.
>>36634432> •Wisp(Summoning): Create a thoughtform program for Fiend to turn it into a missile. Currently, Asher can generate 2 Wisps while simultaneously focusing on other spells or 4 Wisps if he focuses on them alone. Wisps held in reserve risk acquiring quirks in their programming. You remember incorrectly.
>>36634434I.. what...I swear I asked about this before and you said that soul enshroudment can't disable Nerve magic.WHAT THE FUCK IS SHE
>>36634434We should have just run
>>36634434How the fuck does she have enough range to silence us? She's a vein
>>36634434>The Clergyman stares at you and the building that you stand upon reverts to cement, shredded wood, mangled iron and fragments of coal.Yep. Time magic.
Bet you wished we used the Incantation now.
>>36634516Same would have happened.Running was the only correct answer
>>36634434Huh... So Dran. Is this why you were reluctant to run? We die?
Cmon, Asher. Stop being retarded and use the Agility suit to do stuff.>>36634516Nope. Still don't.
>>36634483>Trying not to get ass-raped>In a Dran-questJust accept it, Anon. Asher lives only by the grace of Dran
Well good thing we have the ragebeast to keep us alive
>Asher has to know the exact atomic composition in order to alchemically Break an object>Templar Nerve uses his time magic totally-not-Break spell to insta-disassemble the building we're standing on.Sasuga, Dran. This is some Archelon-tier bird flipping.
>>36634578Templar Nerve put all his points into time magic.Asher spread his points between 9 different spells.
>>36634578If only Dran let us get space magic, but nope, he's faggot plant powers.
>>36634659Anon, you were annoying a month ago and you're annoying now.
>>36634434>No sound, no thoughts. Only sights and fleeting feelings.This is an effect of being cut-off from the Flow, for anyone who is wondering. A similar thing happened in Omar-quest. Typically not possible for a vein to pull on a nerve because of the insta soul destruction that nerves can do, but it appears that dervish woman ignores that restriction.
And Dran wonders why his own players have so little trust in him. It's because he's so bad at communication he might as well be trying to fuck us over.
>>36634670Please enlighten me because this is the only time I can recall talking about space magic.
>>36634659Honestly it doesn't really matter. Everytime we tried to go down a path because it was awesome it ended up getting nerfed and we were left fucked. Always trying to get something together so we were beyond being barely competent, on a good day.Pretty much all we can do is try and avoid being fucking creamed until Dran decides hes bored of Overhuman and kills us off.
>>36634678>>36634757I mean, there was no doubt we were going to get fucked in this battle. Dran's been saying for weeks that the Templars are stupidly overpowered. Asher will get better with time, guys. It's like none of you even watch Chinese Cartons.
I'm withholding mads until this update is done.
>>36634678What? He was pretty damn up-front about "The Templars are fucking stupid and it will be painful"We even had a chance to run the fuck away and not do this right at the start of last thread.
>>36634796>Asher will get better with time, guysYeah, I've seen this before.
>>36634830But then we'd just be abandoning the portal. We gotta watch out for that shit. And then we gotta take seeds and plant new portals. Otherwise this shit was all worthless.
>>36634866The story of Asher's Life
>>36634843It's been, like, a month of in-quest time for potential power building and we went and gave ourself setbacks in the form of rejecting Luci.
>>36634843I mean, we are never going to be top-dog or anything. But we will beat the Templars eventually. And then we will spend our 2 limit from that on something. And then we will fight the next bunch. Just read Bleach and you'll understand everything happening in this quest.
>>36634796I would definitely like Asher to get stronger, but for the most part I don't even bother having hope. I just wait and read and enjoy the story and wait until we either die, or maybe, just maybe we will actually get to the point where we can hold our own.
>>36634894>It's the lucifag againjust great
>>36634932>Read shitty manga in order to full understand why Asher is such trash and it'll make sensePlease understand how retarded you sound.
>>36634959I voted to tell her to fuck off, but I know full well that it set us back a bit in terms of raw power.
>>36634959We would actually have been significantly stronger if we stuck with Lucy.
>>36634965It's okay if you can't read, anon. I won't judge you. In fact, I can suggest some ways for you to slowly gain literacy over the course of a few months!>>36634948Asher has gotten stronger. But so have the enemies that he fights. You guys expect that he will be able to smoke through everyone one day, but that will never happen. If it did, there would be no conflict in the quest. I think the bigger goal is to see Asher do absolutely ridiculous shit (like turn Chicago into a fae-city, summon a goddess, etc.)Learn to embrace the curb-stomping as Dran's way of balancing shit out.
>>36634932What are you talking about? Asher is like Gilligan from Gilligan's Island. Whatever he's involved in something a disaster is waiting to happen. It's so amazing how horrific incidents are constantly happening around him. Asher is just Mage Gilligan and it's awesome. I'm not even mad it's just funny at this point.
>>36635107Despite the fact that his power seems pretty insignificant at some points, the fact is that he's affected a LOT of people, going into the millions between Chicago and Vegas.And he was turned to America by a man that had a lot of belief in him.Friend.
>>36635172Even though it won't end well, will we see him again?
>>36635172>Friend is disappointed in us
>>36635172Like I said he's just Mage Gilligan but on a City Wide Scale.
>>36635122How would the quest play out for you, ideally? All our plans work out with almost no trouble? Every fight is a filler to space out the threads a bit?
>>36635107>>36635172Honestly thats the only reason I'm still reading. I don't really see a good end in store for us and most of the really cool shit seems to come apart like mist when we actually get to the point where we can actually do it. So, I just vote for the option that seems less likely to kill us and enjoy the story. Doesn't really feel like theres much else we can do than that.
>>36635270As is I guess. For me this is like metalocalypse where I'm just sorta waiting to see what kind of horrible disaster our main character will cause directly or indirectly as the story goes on.
>>36635270It would be nice for a plan to go smoothly every once in a while. Sometimes you just want to enjoy a good plot coming together and seeing everyone helpless to stop it. Maybe one day...
>>36635330>For me this is like metalocalypse where I'm just sorta waiting to see what kind of horrible disaster our main character will cause directly or indirectly as the story goes on.And now I know how to describe this quest.Like Metalocalypse if it didn't make you laugh until several weeks after you watched.
>>36635361I think we'll have to come up with a plan where we have half an idea of what we're actually doing.
>>36635414Metalocalypse is funny unlike Overlimit which feels more like a chore.
>>36634434 Asher falls, falls... Until he- stops? Something, several things pull up at his body. He breathes, unaware of whether he's breathing or not and looks down as the crumbled wood, earth, and metal falls to the ground many meters below.Faeries, Seelie have halted his fall. “We've got you! We've got you!” Though his heart is not calm, the hesitation of his own mind being soundless, the fall. It's all very real. And now he simply understands that he isn't falling anymore.The Statue rolls his shoulders, cracks his neck and decides that it's about time that he finished off the rest of these people. The Dervish his restricting a dangerous mage that's fallen to his death, the bishop is protecting her and now it's time to close in on the ley line.With the dust still whirling, he walks through, undeterred by the marble, taking a step and then another as he pursues the fleeing Elemental Fire-type bone, the space dilation granted by the Bishop putting him right in range for a strike. The stature swings and Marcus dips down, turning his eyes backward as he takes his hand from his wound, already having cauterized it. The man's slow, but he was moved behind him. An effect from the clergyman? Harder to run, harder to approach. A battlefield manipulator, likely very few skills that do direct damage.So long as no one sees, it's fine. Marcus holds his breath, fulfilling the condition for speed. Erupts a flare from his back to blind the man midst the sandstorm fulfilling the other condition for...Fire blinds him, the fire-type bone vanishes. Something burns in the side of the Statue's neck, he moves a hand to feel it as it suddenly traces itself across the back of his neck, burning through his spinal cord with a numbing tingle. Falling to his knees, he waits for the bishop...
>>36635438>choreNah. It's a fight, yeah, but I actually want to be here. If it was a chore I would have just dropped it ages ago.
>>36635458I want to be here too, but I also want Asher to be somewhat competent, which I'm beginning to realize just isn't going to happen.
>>36635453>other condition for..Oh shit, Marcus trump-card time?>>36635478Try to look at it less like an rpg where you are trying to beat the game. Look at it more like a story where we work with Dran to do cool stuff. Asher might be a pushover in a fight sometimes, but he can pull off some crazy magic in his spare time. If you have something you really want to see (which doesn't require spending limit), try to push for that and you will have a lot more fun.
>>36635453>dangerous mageWell, I guess he is technically dangerous. I don't think he really poses much of at threat to the templars though.
>>36635453>Faeries, Seelie have halted his fall. “We've got you! We've got you!”I like them. They actually help us out. A lot.Hell of a lot better than Ass Mad Ayy
>>36635546Yeah, I took out dice because I found myself preferring to work more on the narrative.And as far as builds go, I'm kind of okay with Asher's current set. If he was too powerful he could just do whatever he wanted. But he's also good enough to just brush off all the scrubs and do kind of alright in a 1v1 with a medium-tier enemy.I never wanted him to be BS like Ichigo or Naruto. If anything he's closer to Luffy.He's a pretty big fish, in his own right, but there are MUCH bigger fish out there.
>>36635546I really want him to finish up his faehood. It's a solid power boost to go from normal squishy to supernatural creature, anyway. And we really need to focus on some more long term shit. Enchanted items, and we didn't go into this fight with any spells set up, like wisps, for some reason.
>>36635599Asher's dangerous as fuck. He may not be all that impressive when it comes to a straight up fight, but this bastard somehow manages to get people to keep going along with his crazy schemes to unleash astrals upon the world.Dangerous. As. Fuck.
>>36635453 Marcus reforms, trembling. That power took out a bit more than he thought, may need more conditions, a focus... Emilia reports that she's gotten Hughes out, Gertrude's down, and Legna's vanished. “Good, Statue's down, continue your retreat.” He turns to look back at the waning storm and the molten hunk of flesh he tore of of the Statue's been restored as the man stands back up, feeling the place that had only so recently been a mortal wound.Despite how grim, how useless that all seemed, Marcus grins behind his mask. They've all shown at least the base of what they can do. Retreat, regroup, and plan. Hughes is dead weight anyway. Tony, and Asher are still okay, Emilia stayed back as she was told, and they saved him the work of offing Gertrude himself. Today is a damn good day.
Most people seem to forget that things like roleplaying games exist to help empower the players not grind them to dust. It feels like there is no point to any of the choices we make.>>36635632For fuck sake could we magical items or something? We really need some kind of edge to make this build feel worthwhile.
>>36635700My most recent favorite game is This War Of Mine.
>>36635599Not that they know this, but Asher would technically insta-kill them ("Break!") if he was allowed to touch them for a second or two.>>36635632I honestly would rather have him as a Lelouch and make absolutely ludicrous plans come to fruition. But I know my fellow players want Asher STRONK, so I will take the occasional fae portal openings. I'm still holding out hope for our crazy human experimentation plans.
>>36635716>Asher would technically insta-kill them ("Break!") if he was allowed to touch them for a second or two.No he wouldn't. Bishop, MAYBE, but the other two are no way in hell he could do that.Touch casting directly fights the target's soul. That means that >Statue would get soul+bone absorption against our casting.>Dervish would get her fucktardedly massive soul vs our casting.Bishop would probably be fucked if we could actually touch him, but to do that we'd need to get through his defenses, and if we can do that then we could just Fiend him.
>>36635700Groups.Every time Asher's done anything halfway impressive, it's because he bumbled into some randomass group of people and decided to go do some bullshit and convinced them to help.
>>36635685>Hughes is dead weight anywayIs Marcus havin a giggle?
>>36635716>I honestly would rather have him as a Lelouch and make absolutely ludicrous plans come to fruition. I'd be fine with that I just want to feel like Asher is competent and wins a solid fight because he is competent.>>36635779Come to think of it weren't gatherings of alchemists common long ago. If we could get a handful together we should be set for a long while.
>>36635685>offing Gertrude himselfMarcus has no more shits to give. He is the Asher that we all wish we could be.
>>36635898>wins a solid fightAlmost single-handedly stopping Overwatch with Faerie magic not doing it for you? Not to mention Legna, our summon, crushing the Unseelie afterwards.
>>36635979>Raw power = Competence
>>36635979Ah, yes. Asher all by himself. Just Asher, standing alone against Overwatch. Just Asher and several thousand faeries group casting with him.And Legna was only able to not instajob there because Camille painted her up to r6. I'm willing to bet that Camille burned LIMIT for that.
Wait a second.If Legna got killed, then that means that sword we just bought is now laying in the middle of the road.We just lost that sword and ended up another favor in debt for nothing.
>>36636030Do you need Asher to be able to be a lone-wolf? Asher was undeniably instrumental in winning that fight. A fight which was against a far superior enemy, mind you. So long as we set ourselves up to have unfair advantages (faerie support, dual casting, etc), we can win fights.>>36636008I sense some sarcasm here, but I'm not really sure why. What sort of competence do you expect from a quest character, if not power? The players determine what actions he takes, so do you want the players to be better strategists? Or do you just want him to be effortlessly better than his enemies?
>>36636120>Do you need Asher to be able to be a lone-wolf? Asher was undeniably instrumental in winning that fight. A fight which was against a far superior enemy, mind you. So long as we set ourselves up to have unfair advantages (faerie support, dual casting, etc), we can win fights.I never said that Asher needs to be a solo powerhouse, I said that your post was bullshit when you portrayed him as one.
>>36635453 Tony unleashes a spell of darkness, unleashing shadows to obfuscate everyone at Marcus's word. The Dervish resumes her spin to dispel the racing shadows, yet it's too late. All of their foes vanish.Marcus comes in over the radio, “Asher, rendezvous. You know the drill.” You sigh, still recovering from whatever the hell that bitch did and make your way to the Field museum. Blinking up into the air, and then in the midst of recovering from the shock, casting yourself once and then again to find yourself at your destination likely just as jarred by the initial fall. The burn hurts, but it reminds you that you have your magic. That silence was terrifying.The Museum's changed since you were here last, and you're the first of Zeitgeist to make it here, likely the Templars will be here in another hour or two. Why the fuck are they walking anyway? If not for magic they still have the modern goddamn convenience of a car.If the City's state is any clue as to the effect the portal's had, the museum is a testament to what it will become. More recognizable now as a cathedral of the natural and magical world you see other humans that have gathered here in droves to play with faeries and explore themselves. Even as you look on, there are nude couples walking around, some even fornicating in their own writhing hedonism and love. Some faeries even join in, Faun and Satyrs enjoying themselves with human counterparts, nymphs in a recently formed pond.You notice now that it's warm. This entire place is warm with a tepid glow somewhere between spring and summer. It's comfortable and the trees have regained all their leaves.Seelie land... It's an eternal summer, isn't it?“Oh, it's him!” Some faeries glimmer into existence, suddenly rushing you with little hugs and kisses.“This is the one that opened the portal! He's The Ash!”“Everyone, The Ash is here!”
>>36636196 The tiny voices of the fae draw the attention of the many people gathered here, all bearing a wonderful and lovely glow..“They said someone brought them here, that was you?”“Is your arm made of wood? Were you born from a tree like the faeries say?”“I expected taller, but you've got just the perfect height, don't you?”The attention makes you fluster and blush, withdrawing a bit due to how unexpected it all is. “We heard you're wed to the earth and forest.”“Don't be silly, he's wed to their children. Aemili, and Meilia.”Some of them begin to talk among themselves, driving their attention away from you. A faerie whispers in your ear, “You just need to smile, you know. They love you!”> Smile at them, what's the harm?> Say something...
>>36636120Competence isn't about how much power you have but how you use it and Asher is quite poor at using his power.
>>36636135Well, the point was that he was undeniably the main factor in winning that fight. The Moonfire spell and Legna were both thanks to Asher, after all. I think it is fair to credit Asher with the victory, with a sizable assist from Camille and the other Fae.>>36636102Sword was astralized. Summons can't die until they are brought into the world. No worries, anon.
>>36636216> Smile at them, what's the harm?
>>36636216>Aemili>Aemili=Emilia confirmed in-questI wonder how long until Asher realizes that Donneth killed part of him already when Shaer took an icicle to the chest.> Smile at them, what's the harm?
>>36636216>> Smile at them, what's the harm?
>>36636216By the way, can we load Fiends into bullets or something? Or would that just be the same as Wisp? It might help if depending on how the next hour goes, before the Templars arrive.
>>36636216> Smile at them, what's the harm?We should probably warn them about the Templars coming to attack the portal and ask for their aid. And ask if anyone's seen Meli
>>36636354The other Zeitgeist should be right behind us. We can leave Saph to organizing people, since she's good at it.
>>36636216>Aemili, and Meiliad'aww, they're mixing the names of the wives together.
>>36636216> Say something...Brain rapidly firing on all cylinders which isn't actually all that fast.Can't think of anything to say.
>>36636221So, in an alternate universe where we fight the Templars, and>the players make the same choices>Asher is no more powerful>Asher is a competent mage How does the fight change? It seems to me that we are Asher's competence, right?
I just had a thought.Statue probably has a geass that prevents clothes, so what if we put clothes on him?
>>36636354I'm beginning to think Meli maybe cheat since fae are not known for being faithful.>>36636472>It seems to me that we are Asher's competence, right?You overestimate how much control we have.
>>36636501I'm just a little sour that we didn't go into this fight with Wisps again. We should be using them every time, we knew it was coming, and unless I missed something, we didn't make them.
>>36636501I think our marriage contract requires us to both be faithful
>>36636531Read the description of them. Keeping precharged Wisps makes them go wonky and completely unreliable. There's no reason to use one over a regular Fiend if we can maintain visual.
>>36636548We should send a few after the templars now, we might catch them off guard
>>36636548Only if we hold them too long. We can do it a few minutes in advance to shake off the burn and get a few extra hits in at the start of the fight. And the more times we get to practice it, the better it gets. Experience grinding.
>>36636547>I think our marriage contract requires us to both be faithfulWait what? Fae never make contracts like that since fae are rampant sex maniacs.
>>36636600Dran's already said that you and the people saying the same thing as you are wrong.
>>36636216>Opportunity to influence Asher's legend by having him say stuff>Nobody can think of anythingI don't really know what to say anyway. They already got the gist of it with the "HE OPENED DA DOOR AND IS MADE OF TREE AND HAVE 2 WAIFU" thing.
>>36636687Wow. It just sunk in how people were complaining about him being an old man. Asher has more of classic mythology feel than most of the people we've met so far.
>>36636748>complainingNigga I wasn't complaining that shit is hilarious. He is somehow simultaneously chuuni as fuck and old man as fuck.It's beautiful.
>>36636216 You smile at them, if a little stupidly, at least you think so. But these people, high on whatever pixie dust they are, smile right back. “He seems pretty nice.”“Hey, want to go swimming in the lake?”“With you? Of course.”“Anyone else want to come?”A few of them head off, while a few of the others get back to their own activities, some of them glancing over at you as you stand, trying to look strong for whatever reason. Some part of you'd reluctant to tell them of the disaster that's to come there way.You whisper out into the ether for Legna, you need her by your side again for what's to come.(I am sorry. They halted my time and cut me down. I am sorry...) She whispers in return. You feel how she's trying to reform.(I will need a sacrifice or a day to reform. The wound is deep, yet I have kept the sword you have given me... If it is your wish, I will relinquish the blade to your care for the time, and fight with you as well as through you. I can sense that your death is to come, and I do not want to see you fall.We have longer than an hour's time due to their wariness and the harassers that will give us the moments needed to fortify our defenses. In that time, I could bestow what I know of the sword to you.> “What good will that do?”> “Let's do it Legna.”
>>36636687Ooh, we should show off the rage beast knight. Say something like "I am the Fiend" to really sell our weeaboo legend.
>>36636817> “Let's do it Legna.”Fuck yeah.
>>36636817> “Let's do it Legna.”
>>36636817> “Let's do it Legna.”This is going to go so badly holy shit...I cannot resist.
>>36636831Man, if we really wanted to push it, we could have told them we were born of the ocean, and the trees brought us back to life after we were cut down by the light. Because that's literally what happened, but phrasing it like that makes us sound like a big deal.>>36636817>> “Let's do it Legna.”Why not?
>>36636817> “Let's do it Legna.”Ohhhhh shhhhhit. Is it time?
>>36636862Hey its better than not having legna at all. Plus the templars would never expect it
>>36636864>Why not?It puts us on the frontlines where we're liable to git rekt hard by time mage asshole + Dervish magilock.But she already said we're gonna die anyway, so what the fuck. Let's do it.
>>36636877>"There's no way a Nerve would retarded enough to fight with a sword, right guys"I kid. I'm sure it will be awesome. Especially when we enchant the blade with Break.
>>36636877>"You are the most insane heretic I've ever killed! I shall make efforts to not rub my ballsack on you while I tear out you liver!"
>>36636911>Especially when we enchant the blade with Break.I don't think that works on flesh. And Dervish's scythe is soul-infused, so it follows the same rules as direct casting.
>>36636945Actually, if we have the sword, we could probably fight while casting Ignorance, which should fuck up two out of three.
>>36636945It works, we just have to specify that we want it to dissolve flesh
>>36636954Ignorance doesn't do anything to most Veins. The only Veins it would fuck up are the ones that use their soul to manipulate mana, like Cora. 99.9% sure that Dervish isn't a mana manip vein.
>>36636965Where has Dran ever said that?And don't say "earlier in this thread when we were practicing Break bullets with Emilia", because that was saying that she didn't want to do Break-flesh enchants because it would disintegrate her hands.
>>36636971Ah well. If we can Blink in, geek the Nerve, and Blink out, that would be great. The Vein can presumably only Silence one person at a time, so time manipulation is, as expected, the greatest threat we've encountered thus far.
>>36636817 “Let's do it Legna.”(Approach the portal... and draw the blade back from the ether.)As you start to move with purpose into the sanctuary and to the tree of light, you see once more the beauty, oh how it's changed. Birds whistling, and faeries humming and playing, the windows colored into stained glass and letting rainbows come through with the shifting of the sky's own surreal colors. And the great Oak by which the painter herself, Camille waits, the one that's made this place all the more beautiful.She smiles to you, not the expression that a lover might bear, but an old friend or a sister. “Oh, Asher! You've returned. What do you think? Isnt' it all lovely?”“I remember when you painted her and I together. You painted flowers where there were none.” You smile back at her in return, “You haven't changed.”“And you, giving people the lives they never knew they wanted.” She paints a stroke through the air, a clear blue splashing over your head, soaking your hair.You wipe away the watercolor with a wave of your magic some of the human onlookers staring on in their blitzed wonder. “I guess I deserved that.”Camille giggle, her voice now utterly feminine, you notice that her slight adam's apple is gone. “You look like you need something.”“Yes,” You say, approaching the tree, drawing attention from the open outside, “I've come to collect my sword.”“Your sword?” Camille raises an eyebrow, yet doesn't argue with you.“Of course.” Standing before the tree's portal, you reach your wooden arm in and through feeling it attempt to draw you the whole way through, to take your entirety into the ether.In a disjointed sort of feeling, you take hold of a corded grip.“And whatever is your sword like?”> Describe your weapon.
>>36637141Is this the part where we describe some kind of kickass enchanted glass/crystal sword thing?
>>36637141You mean just how it looks? Or actual attributes? I'd like a semi translucent emerald sword with a wooden grip
>>36637141It's gotta have some norse runes on it
>>36637141Steel would be nice for fighting unseelie as long it doesn't affect us
>>36637141Here are some to speed this along...> It shines with light enough to blind my foes...> It carries a rainbow with it wherever it goes...> It's not of iron, but bronze...> A gift from the faeries...
>>36637231>[x] A gift from the faeries...I think I'll pick this.But the rainbow thing has me damn curious...
>>36637231> A gift from the faeries...
>>36637231Are those all swords from myth or did you just make them up on the spot, by the way? Because they do sound familiar. And if they are familiar, the gift might have swordbeams.
So much fucking indecision at this point.
>>36637231> It shines with light enough to blind my foes...No idea> It carries a rainbow with it wherever it goes...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caladbolg> It's not of iron, but bronze...freeshrugs.jpg> A gift from the faeries...Probably that cool glass/crystal enchanted-as-fuck sword that Dran was talking about.
>>36637335>ExcaliburHuh. I was gonna guesshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cla%C3%ADomh_Solais
>>36637345So many obscure swords. That'd work too.
>>36637335>DurandelIsn't that full of dead saint parts? Wouldn't Legna have a problem with possessing something like that?I mean, it is pretty much MUSLIM SLAYER: THE SWORD, but the other ones are so cool...
>>36637231>>36637324>ExcaliburLinks to Morgan and may leave us with losing that sword in a bit. But it is powerful...>CaladbolgIt was said to be a two-handed sword that made a circle like an arc of rainbow when swung, and to have the power to slice the tops off hills and slaughter an entire host.>Durandelthe sword is said to contain within its golden hilt one tooth of Saint Peter, blood of Saint Basil, hair of Saint Denis, and a piece of the raiment of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and to be the sharpest sword in all existence.>Sword of DranWho fucking knows, but I bet it'd be awesome.
>>36637231> It carries a rainbow with it wherever it goes...
>>36637403Caladbolg would be fucking hilarious because I'm fairly sure it's slightly bigger than Asher is.
>>36637231In that case, Caladbolg would be cool.I won't be mad if we did end up with the new sword. It's probably got something great by itself, and being not part of an established legend would look cleaner.
>>36637231>>36637403Dran can you give us some idea of what to expect with your custom sword? I'm stuck between either > It carries a rainbow with it wherever it goes...or> A gift from the faeries...It'd be nice to know a little bit of what you have in mind so its not a total shot in the dark.
>>36637449He talked about it on the ask.It's a glass/crystal sword, nearly transparent, that's enchanted as fuck. Can cleave through steal like nothing and it's receptive to enchantments from the wielder.It's pretty much perfect for Asher.
>>36637467For some reason, I expected it leave behind a trail of fire when it was used that would lash out until it caught something.
>>36637467>>36637449>>36637231Thanks. > A gift from the faeries...That also leaves us without having to worry about astrals getting pissed we have their sword or something. We shall forge our own legend!
>>36637467>Can cleave through steal>stealFucking stupid fingers.
You know what would be the ultimate dick move now?When the rest of ZG gets here, and they see Asher with this sword and ask him what the fuck he's doing, he goes "Every Hero needs a sword" and then looks at Hughes with the biggest shit-eating grin he can muster.
>>36637541Anon that's mean. Funny as fuck, but mean.
I just want to take a moment and reflect on something.>Dran killed his own self admitted waifu because the players hated her.>This is the second one of his waifus to die in this quest because of the players.Say what you will about Dran liking to make us suffer, he is willing to suffer alongside us.
>>36637541We a hero now!
>>36637594I think he might just have a thing for decapitation.
>>36637594>>36637141I saw that as well. While it sucks to lose a useful tool... Thanks Dran. It still hurts but I love you anyway.
>>36637141 “It is a gift from the faeries made of daylight glass, it shines with the radiance of the sun even within the darkest of nights to banish evil. A Valkyrie was the first to hold it, and she bequeathed it to me so that even in her absence we may fight together.” You begin to pull it back, “It is braided with the chinhair of unicorns so that no man may ever wield it.”“Then how do you hold it?” Camille asks, the onlookers stare on in silence awaiting your answer.You look back at her, ignoring the others as they watch a moment that you make your legend. “A tree is no man.” As you relinquish the blade from the astral, the aforementioned traits cause the blade to shine with light throughout its glass blade.Everyone watching stares on in stunned silence, wondrous amazement.The Ash has drawn his sword.“Does it have a name?” Camille asks.And one name does come to you- “Aeirth.”>[End Thread]
>>36637753>“It is braided with the chinhair of unicorns so that no man may ever wield it.”>“Then how do you hold it?”>“A tree is no man.”
>>36637772Forgot mah pic
>>36637753O shit nigga this gon be good
>>36637753These are the moments that make it all worth it. God dammit Dranzy, you are a harsh master... but it all pays off eventually. God damn thats so fucking bad ass.
>>36637753>“A tree is no man.”That's probably the cheesiest, Dranniest line I've heard out of you yet and you somehow managed to make it sound cool.
>>36637753Did Asher just go full-tree? I'm pretty sure that he got introduced as half-man, half-tree, so I guess now he's just saying f"uckit, I'm all tree"?
>>36637753>[End Thread]So, uh, what was it that you wanted to tell us?please don't be asscancer please don't be asscancer please don't be asscancer
>>36637753Oh shit, I missed >[End Thread]Well thanks for running. It was a great thread all things considered, and I'm so glad we went with the gift from the faeries. Speaking of the Fay. I say we go full Fay if possible. Thoughts anons?
>>36637917This has been the sentiment for a long time, since the shitposters got blown out from their visions of dicks literally immediately after we passed on full fae.
>>36637917I've wanted to do that every chance we got, but people keep voting against it and then realizing they fucked up right afterwards.
>>36637753To not the strangeness of some of the first lines, it's mixing the lore of Faeries and Valkyries."A gift from the faeries" therefore can also be a gift from a Valkyrie under this circumstance.It's surprising how ignorant some people are to what might seem to be common knowledge for mythologies and in the wake of all this, all these people that are joining with the Seelie are 100% on board this train.>>36637867He's holding it with his wooden arm.That said, I need to tell you guys that it's likely # 24 will be the last thread. It's why I was reluctant to run, I don't want to see it come to an end, but it has to because need to make some changes in my life overall, go back to school and figure out how to balance everything while hopefully not having to work 40 hours a week,That's not to say that I'm going to stop Overhuman. I mean, I know I'm not the best QM or even writer here or even anywhere else but you guys have given me some degree of confidence in this overall setting that I've spent even years prior playing with the idea of. Thanks to you guys I've actually committed this to some kind of format.Before running quests I had a whole bunch of crazy ideas and still do- running around in my head for alterations to existing settings and other fanfiction.One of those days I tolda friend, "Hey, you know what'd be cool? A crazy as fuck modern magic setting."And I could never get it out of my head as something I'd want to write, see as a game, or even a comicbook. Sounds corny, but I guess in part I want to try chasing that dream.
>>36637961For the loose ends attached to Asher's story, it'll be dependent on you guys how this ends, whether the he lives or dies on the next and last episode.There will be an epilogue detailing the state of the world, how it's been affected by his actions, and those that even follow his example. I'll likely put up more short stories on Echidna, Daedalus, and the resolution of XIX and Kara's fates.I'm thinking of doing a kickstarter to make the next year easier and allow me to get an artist or maybe even just an editor, but I want to thank you guys for putting up with my shit for the past, damn near two years actually.And since you guys are probably the only other friend's I've had besides two that I left back in my home city I wouldn't mind trying to get to know some of you after the fact, maybe play some games on steam occasionally.It's been a crazy ride.
>>36637961Sad to see it end. Going to school is a good reason for it though. I'll be sure to participate again if you come back sometime.
>>36637961>that it's likely # 24 will be the last thread.For obvious reasons that is disappointing... But ultimately I understand where you are coming from. Real life comes first. If it is possible, it would be really awesome if you would continue running. I don't particularly mind if its not anywhere near as often or if you run for less time... you've got me rather hooked and it would be awesome if you kept going.Thank you for running all this time and I wish you the best, man.>>36638037>I wouldn't mind trying to get to know some of you after the fact. If you want, send me a DM @Mathrian on twitter and we can exchange email/skype if you like. You seem like a interesting person and I'd love to hear as much as possible about the world you've poured so much time and love in.
>>36637961>>36638037>It's been a crazy ride.Fuck man, I might legit cry now
>>36637961>>36638037Just... damn.Best of luck in whatever it is you end up trying to do with this. I'll probably send you my steam on the ask later. Or something. That cool with you?
>>36638037>For the loose ends attached to Asher's story, it'll be dependent on you guys how this ends, whether the he lives or dies on the next and last episode.Guess that explains why you didn't want to award those LIMIT points from the Sluagh thread. Didn't want us to be able to burn all of them at once to do something absolutely retarded.
>>36638108Nah, it's just raining man.
I fell asleep, right? I stayed up for 30something hours to catch the whole thread and I fell asleep at my computer and this is a nightmare, right?
If Asher manages to live through this, he'll actually kinda look like a fuckin' mastermind. He managed to accomplish crazy shit, and he always managed to get it done in such a way that the sacrifice made to accomplish it was people he was probably going to have to kill eventually anyway.
>>36638211No, anon. You died. This is hell.
>>36638211I want to say sorry but that png's title is making me laugh too hard.
>>36638197oh yeah, i guess you're right
Since we gotta make thread 24 count, what do you guys want to spend the 1 LIMIT we have on?Crazy sword bullshit?Turning MechaSue into a legit Dragon summon?Couch casting the Dervish and then using Aero to scatter the ashes to the winds so that Bishop doesn't have a full-body to rewind? potentially massive failure because the soul will likely remain long enough to target and if that works then we're fucked.
Goodnight. My ask and Twitter will be staying open even after #24.
I figured out what Marcus' secret technique was. He invoked the sun.>Mummy called him "Ra's fury" before they left to go to Egypt>First condition is to hold his breath - The sun doesn't burn or combust oxygen like a normal fire and there is no air in space.>Second condition is to not be seen - Probably something about not looking at the sun.
Why is it raining so much?
>>36638892Because you don't want it to be over yet.I don't either.