> Previously, on Mage: the Awakening Quest!After getting geared up, you met up with Diana, Jemma, and Sarah. Together with Liz, you five began your infiltration into the Tower in an attempt to locate Tsukuyomi's base of operations, where you suspect her Profane Urim is located. Sarah and Jemma ran into resistance first, it being the brainwashed Hunters and Heimdall. You, Liz, and Diana soon arrived from the Shadow World side, and you quickly disabled the Hunters and Smokey Bandit, one of the Mages that Liz had supposedly killed.Now Heimdall has returned from a sudden fall down the Tower and looks to be the next one to stop the group's pursuit for the truth.> And now, back to the action!"Get down," Jemma yells as you feel a growing heat source on your back. You and Liz drop to the floor, keeping an eye on the quickly approaching swarm of hornets. A cloud of flame eminates from Jemma and into the hallway, barely avoiding her fireball. The cloud engulfs the swarm of hornets and strikes the mountain of muscle, though it just seems to buffer off him like water breaking against a dam."The most vulgar, destructive form of magic versus the most powerful restorative magic known to Mages," Heimdall says, cracking his neck and knuckles in his hands. "What is the saying, an unstoppable force meeting an immovabile object?""Yeah, well lets see how you handle getting a Sun shoved up your ass," Jemma replies, a wicked grin on her face. "Go, I got this."> You sure?> No, we should take him out together> Liz, stay and help her> Alright, be careful> Where's Sarah?> Other
> Previous Quest: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/38175671/> Quest Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=MtA%20Quest> QM Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/MageQM> Previous Q&A Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/36531585/> ask.fm link: http://ask.fm/MageQMFor those new/wondering about the quest, ways to contact me and ask me stuff outside of threads, and the archives, check the pertinent links.Resource document is up to date. Michael is currently sitting on 3 exp. He has 13 Mana remaining, and the spirits he has in his brass knuckles are healthy, though the Lightning spirit is mostly drained after using most of it's juice in the fight against Smokey Bandit.Liz healed the damage inflicted upon him in the fight in the few moments since it (4 bashing damage total).
Also, pic related is a decent enough approximation of what Heimdall looks like at the moment.
>>38270774> Where's Sarah?
Going to wait a bit longer before posting the next scene, mainly because I'd rather have more people vote.Also, don't be afraid to pick more than one option, if you see two or more that you'd like to do/ask.
>>38271376Fine by me. I don't really want to be making all the decisions myself anyway.
>>38270774> No, we should take him out together> Where's Sarah?Not comfortable with leaving her against this guy alone. We should stick in groups of at least 2, so either leave Liz with her and join up with Sarah or stick around until Sarah rejoins us.Mind magic is most effective when used on those separated from their groups.
>>38270774> Where's Sarah?> You sure?i hesitate to let jemma take him on alone, but I don't really know what we can do against this guy.
>>38270774> Alright, be careful> Where's Sarah?
Overhead the sprinklers turn on, after the burst of flames broke their heat sensors, the ringing of a fire alarm now going off all around you. "Where's Sarah," you yell over the screeching sirens."Dealing with another Mage," Jemma yells back as she pulls out her handgun, slipping in another magazine of bullets. "Couple floors up, go help her!""Go, I'll stay behind to help Jemma out," Liz says, quickly casting a pair of spells on you to speed up your escape. You nod and hurry back into the stairwell as time slows down, and within moments you climb two flights of stairs and escape out into...You aren't entirely sure what. Parts of what looks like office rooms are smushed together, walls ending abruptly, showing exposed wires and piping, and you swear there's a pretty cold draft blowing throughout the floor."Sarah?" Your voice echoes out, and moments later she appears next to you in a swirl, materializing out of nowhere."Stay close, the floor isn't real," she says, and within moments teleports you back with her into what looks like a small hideout she's made amongst the office supplies, the room appearing much bigger than you think it should be. > What's going on?> What do you mean the floor isn't real> Are you ok?> Have you seen Diana?> Other
>>38271902> What's going on?
>>38271902> What's going on?> Are you ok?
>>38271902>> What's going on?>> What do you mean the floor isn't real>> Have you seen Diana?
"What's going on?""Space Mage battle," she replies, slowly creeping about the room, peeking out from behind places and trying to discern some unseen thing. "Tiny's scouting for the enemy Mage, so I'm just waiting.""You ok otherwise," you ask, seeing her unusually focused."I..." At that, she pauses, eyes looking up into her forehead for an answer. "I think the swap fixed something.""Do you mind if I..." She shakes her head in agreement, and you turn on your Spirit Sight, analyzing the damage to her soul. And while it still looks heavily damaged, one particularly twisted segment you remember seeing looks to be healed... At least partially so. Concerned that the swap left something behind in your soul, you inspect yourself, only to see it looking as healthy as it usually does."It might've undone some of the damage," you tell her. "Though it's still greatly injured.""Hmm... I think-" She goes to talk, before stopping, raising a finger to her mouth, pressing it to her lips. Her hands glow black for a moment, and a loud rumbling echoes out around you, as the office space shrinks down, the draft blowing through the area disappearing, and she begins to cast more spells, and within moments you and her are crouching in a cubicle. You poke your head up and see that you both are in the middle of a series of cubicles, and she quickly stands up and walks over to another one."I win," she grins out, dragging an unconscious body out from behind a cubicle wall, a tarantula crawling up her arm and resting on her shoulder."Have you seen Diana," you ask her. At that, she shakes her head. "Great... Now I gotta find her."At that, your footing gives way.> Roll 4d10 (Dexterity + Presence) please, best of 5 rolls or until 15 minutes pass
Rolled 5, 4, 1, 3 = 13 (4d10)>>38272504
Rolled 2, 7, 3, 4, 8, 6, 7 = 37 (7d10)>>38272504Spending a willpower because we have nothing to help with gravity.
Rolled 3, 9, 1, 2 = 15 (4d10)>>38272504dice
Rolled 8, 1, 7, 3 = 19 (4d10)>>38272610Shit, where'd my dice go?
Rolled 8, 2, 10, 7 = 27 (4d10)>>38272504Sorry I'm late.
Rolled 2, 3, 1, 1 = 7 (4d10)>>38272504
>>38272818And just in time to pull off 3 successes out of 4 dice. Nice.
Has anyone here bar OP played either version of mage?
>>38273091Yes.I'm in a Mage game at the moment.
As you begin to sink into the floor you leap as hard as you can, and barely are able to clear the edge of the newfound pit that formed right where you were standing. You glance back and see the floor continue to give way, so you continue moving, grabbing Sarah as you run and pull her with."Running time!" You and her begin dashing down the office hall as the floor continues to break apart, and with a mighty thud you both barrel into the staircase and tumble down the flight of stairs to the floor below."Ow, my ass..." Sarah rubs her behind as she slowly gets up, looking around her. "Uhh... Raguel?"You slowly get up to see Diana throwing various balls at someone, who is deflecting the orbs into the ceiling above with a glowing quarterstaff, where they explode and turn the ceiling and floor above into clouds of dust, disintegrating office supplies falling down onto them both."What the hell is this," escapes from your mouth as the person with the quarterstaff shoots a bolt of energy out of it. Diana raises up her arm, a bracelet on it flashing to life as the energy bolt strikes an invisible force field."... Matter Mage battle?" Sarah shrugs, looking around at the half-disintegrated cubicle walls and literal piles of dust and sand forming on the floor around you as the pair continue their ranged battle.> Figure out a way to help Diana> Stop Diana from throwing the orbs before she disintegrates the building> Let them deal themselves> Let's find the Profane Urim> Other
>>38273210> Stop Diana from throwing the orbs before she disintegrates the building> Figure out a way to help Diana
> Meta postAlso, upon reviewing the last thread I realize I made a potentially huge mistake. The four spirits you selected for use were a Kinetic energy spirit, an Ailment-curing one, a Resolve-boosting one, and the machine gun spirit. However, people elected to use a Lightning spirit to deal with Bandit, and in my haste to continue running the thread let it go through, thinking you chose it instead of the Kinetic energy one.Now, as I see it, there's two ways I can go about correcting it:> Swapping the Kinetic spirit for the Lightning one so last Quest remains vailid> Having the Kinetic spirit be the one you used to defeat Bandit, and re-writing how you dealt with her.Let me know what you guys want to do.
>>38273210> Figure out a way to help DianaI say we use a spirit shot. A matter mage won't know what the fuck to make of it, especially since we seem to be the only person to have figured out how to weaponize spirit.
>>38273210>Figure out a way to help Diana> Having the Kinetic spirit be the one you used to defeat Bandit, and re-writing how you dealt with her.
>>38273210>> Let's find the Profane Urim
>>38273210>> Let them deal themselves>> Let's find the Profane UrimThe Urim is what we're here for. There's a Space mage in the building, so we can't dilly dally and let them escape with it.>>38273290> Swapping the Kinetic spirit for the Lightning one so last Quest remains vailidEither way, we'd have a spirit with one big attack left in it.Also, what was that business with Celerity spirits? Do they exist? Vampiric Celerity just gives you some speed bonuses and a dash movement, not extra actions.
>>38273336Or, fuck, am I remembering wrong? Whatever that "what the fuck IS that?" shot we did that noone else has figured out how to do.
>>38273290I'm good with > Swapping the Kinetic spirit for the Lightning one so last Quest remains vailid
>>38273397IIRC, that was Spirit Shot. But it only deals Bashing to non-spirits. I think we're basically making a bit of spirit matter and stabbing directly at a soul. Hopefully it's not any worse than that.
>>38273397You're thinking of Spirit Blast, which does Bashing damage to humans, Mages, vampires, and werewolves.
>>38273448That's basically how Spirit Blast works, anon.
>>38273463Ah, I thought that was it. Either way, that's my vote is a Spirit Blast. Even though it's only bashing damage, it could still be distracting enough to open up an attack angle for Diana.
>>38273488Phew, that's good to hear.>>38273552That's ... a good point.Amending >>38273356 to>Spirit blast to give Diana an openingfollowed by> Let's find the Profane UrimI'm also entertaining the idea that maybe Tsukuyomi's mages are not Seers, but are being affected by the Urim as well.
>>38273651I'd prefer if you didn't amend my posts for me.
>>38273696Shit, my bad. I meant to amend >>38273377
Ok, if you want to Spirit Blast, then give me a 9d10 roll (Spirit + Gnosis), best of 5 rolls or until 10 minutes pass.It's not a rote yet, hence why we're still using Gnosis. Remember, if it was a rote it'd be Intelligence + Occult + Spirit vs. opponent's Resistance. The benefit of making it a rote is potentially Aggrivated damage when used against spirits, compared to the Lethal damage it does currently to spirits.
Rolled 2, 5, 3, 3, 7, 10, 2, 2, 4 = 38 (9d10)>>38273878
Rolled 8, 3, 5, 5, 3, 5, 3, 1, 10 = 43 (9d10)>>38273878
Rolled 7, 6, 10, 1, 1, 1, 5, 7, 1 = 39 (9d10)>>38273878Is the non-rote also a contested roll?And where are the rules for making custom rotes? This sounds like a spell unique to us, so finding an existing rote formula seems out of the question.Rolling>>38273377>>38273651>>38273860
Rolled 2, 8, 4, 3, 10, 2, 8, 10, 1 = 48 (9d10)>>38273878HEAR ME, DICE GODS
>>38273878Quick question then, how much xp would it take to turn our spirit blast into a rote?
>>38274026WE HEARD YOU! NOW KEEP IT DOWN!
>>38273993The rote version is still a contested roll vs. the opponent's Resistance.Making a rote is similar enough to making your own custom spell (which Spirit Blast is), and that both are outlined on pages 289-291 of the Mage: the Awakening book.I based the rote die pool off similar die pools used in Spirit magic rotes.
Rolled 3, 9, 1, 2, 7, 2, 6, 4, 3 = 37 (9d10)>>38273878
>>38274053It's a Spirit 4 spell base, so it's at least 12 exp. If you make it a Spirit 5 spell base (for the Aggrivated damage to spirits option) it's 15 exp.I outlined this in the archives, but I figure I'd save people the trouble of looking back in them for it.Also, remember that no matter if it's made into a rote or not, it takes 1 Mana to cast as you are making a tiny bit of spirit matter.Writing.
You begin shaping a small ball of spirit energy into your hand, and fire it at the quarterstaff-wielding person. The bolt strikes their soul and you see them flinch in pain, looking over at you and Sarah. She points the staff at you both, but before she can fire a blast off one of Diana's orbs strikes her leg. Instantly it explodes, vaporizing the poor girl's entire left leg almost from the hip down. She bellows out in pain as her quarterstaff strikes the floor, using it now for support, as she magically gathers up some of the surrounding dust and sand to create a cauterizing agent against her open wound before she bleeds out."Tough little bitch," Diana says, strolling over and knocking the quarterstaff away, as the woman struggles to stay upright with her one remaining leg. "Now where's the Profane Urim!"The woman spits at Diana, who dodges the flying liquid. It impacts the ground and sizzles, smelling like rotten eggs. "I'll never betray Mistress!"At that, you walk over and deliver a solid punch to her jaw, feeling the bone shatter at your blow. She falls over in a heap of sand and dust being kicked up, bleeding from her mouth, finally unconscious. "So... That makes four Mages we've had to deal with so far.""Four?" Diana looks over, counting fingers. "Well... That was Rusty, one of the finer Powersmiths I've ever had the displeasure of studying their handiwork." She points at the quarterstaff, which is still glowing slightly. "She used her Magic to make some pretty sturdy and powerful artifacts, with rather unique properties."> [1/2]
> [2/2]"Like shooting bolts of energy," Sarah asks, stepping slowly over the piles of sand."Yeah. Which ones did you guys run into?"You describe your encounter with Smokey Bandit, Sarah with the Space Mage (who is still unconscious, now resting with his face buried under a mountain of sand, butt sticking straight up in the air about 20 feet to your left), and how Liz and Jemma are dealing with Heimdall."Tsukuyomi makes five... So in theory, there's up to two more Mages left that the Mystic supposedly killed." She moans, looking in her messenger bag and pulling out some sort of geigar counter sensor device. She reads various numbers on it and groans once more. "And we're no closer to finding the Urim."> Well, can you fine-tune your tracking magic to find it?> We should check in on Liz and Jemma> Let's be careful, we don't know where the other two Mages are at> Other
>>38274522>We should check in on Liz and Jemma> Let's be careful, we don't know where the other two Mages are at
>>38274522> We should check in on Liz and Jemma> Let's be careful, we don't know where the other two Mages are at
>>38274522>> Well, can you fine-tune your tracking magic to find it?Would adding a bit of our spirit magic help at all? The thing sounds like it's designed to fuck souls sideways.
"We should check in on Liz and Jemma," you say to the other two. "And be careful, we don't know where the other two Mages are at, or what they can do." The three of you hurry over to the stairwell and walk down a flight, where the water from the sprinkers continues to seep out from the door and down the stairs. There's a fair bit of commotion echoing up from the stairwell, as the few workers and Sleepers in the building today continue to evacuate. You mentally thank God this is occuring on a Sunday and not a work week, when the Tower would be full of people going about their daily business."Holy fuck," Diana murmurs out, looking around the area. Save for the couple stairwells and the shafts for the elevators to go up and down, the entire floor looks like it was blown up, debris and twisted metal all around, the panicked yells of Jemma and Liz fighting Heimdall echoing out all around, with various windows having spider-web cracks running through them. You look around and see a bloody mess of what looks like jemma flying about, firing white-hot gouts of flame at Heimdall.For her part, he looks pretty damaged, as singed flesh looks ready to flake off him, as Liz dodges a heavy slam of his fists. She taps his leg and instantly the large, muscled thing deflates as though she pricked a balloon with a pin, and his body falters, mouth hanging wide open."Duck," Jemma yells as she quickly forms a miniature Sun and flies at him, shoving it in his mouth. He gulps in shock as the sun explodes, and for a moment you think his entire head is about to go poof. Instead, he just falls onto his back, head smouldering as the inside of his mouth looks like a smouldering crater. She slowly lands, tries to put weight on her mangled leg, then stops, instead preferring to hover a couple inches off the ground."About damn time he ran out of Mana," Liz moans, hurrying over to heal Jemma's leg.> You guys ok?> Nice job> I don't suppose he told you where the Urim is?> Other
Going to eat dinner, back in 20-30 minutes.
>>38275234>> You guys ok?>> Nice job
>>38275234> You guys ok?
>>38275234>You guys ok?> I don't suppose he told you where the Urim is?
>>38275234> You guys ok?> I don't suppose he told you where the Urim is?
>>38275234> You guys ok?> I don't suppose he told you where the Urim is?We really need to take care of this damn thing before it gets any more out of hand.
Back and writing.
"You guys ok," you ask, hurrying over as best you can, making sure to not get hung up on anything that's still smouldering or looks to be particularly sharp or pointy."I'm ok," Liz replies, who besides being completely soaked is little the worse for wear. "Jemma here took the brunt of the damage.""Yeah, well I tried punching him really hard," she replies, grinning at us. "He didn't take to kind to that, and decided to use me as a rag doll for a couple seconds before I fried his hand off.""Leave the punching to the blockhead here," Diana replies, thumbing at you. "He's the only one dumb enough to get away with it.""Did he mention where the Urim was located," Sarah asks, aiding Liz in healing her sister.At that, both shake their head in disapproval. "Well, we've dealt with 4 Mages and wrecked three floors, so lets try to find it before we accidentally collapse the whole building."> Wring Liz's neck> Punch Jemma> Use Machine Gun spirit on Diana> Cut Sarah's throat> Other
>>38276045>Run away.very subtle mind control
I guess were fucked then.
>>38276045>Wring Liz's neckHurting the one you love tends to give bonuses to resisting mind control. Besides, she can take a few moments of being choked, might give her ideas for the bedroom.
Didn't we bring along a spirit to help us combat mind control for this express purpose? Have it help us resist this unseen mind fuckery and knock his block off before he does it to Sarah, who can probably kill the rest of us if she's taken over.
>>38276365Yeah, you're right, almost forgot. Changing from >>38276361 to this.
>>38276045>power up spirit of Resolve with our Spirit mastery
>>38276365If we did then I vote for this. Although if it's the artifact affecting us I don't think we'll be able to resist it.
What little information Liz, Diana, Sarah and Jemma have on the Profane Urim (the artifact you're tracking down) is that it's designed to interact and be used on Sleepers, not Mages.
>>38276488Then shouldn't the resolve spirit be working against this?
>>38276045>Tell them to get away
>>38276045>>38276361This seems like a good plan, unless we can go ahead and call on that Resolve spirit.
>>38276488>"I'll never betray Mistress!"Rusty was a little too devoted to Tsukuyomi.We should ask our Resolve spirit (which was to be a passive buff iirc) to protect the group and inform us if it detects anything.
Writing.The spirit wasn't actively buffing you just yet as you hadn't asked it to do anything.
Please don't tell me we just killed the wife.
>>38276669>Time archmaster>Life master>Fate masterYou give our capabilities too much credit.
You consider various forms of bodily harm to your allies, before you catch yourself thinking these thoughts. Instantly you activate the spirit you brought along to help fortify your mental faculties, and in an instant those thoughts (which where quickly becoming a mad, lustful desire for you to do them) quickly fade away."Check your thoughts," you ask, as Diana begins to pull out one of her orbs, eyeing Jemma. You quickly grab onto her wrist and see her eyes sort of snap back into focus, as Liz pulls out her handgun and points it at Sarah. Jemma grabs the gun and smacks Liz, and her eyes also snap out of whatever haze the unseen foe was trying to put her in. Sarah just looks off into the distance, the iris in her eyes growing wide."Sarah... Snap out of it," you say, clicking your fingers together to try and return her gaze back to normal. Instead, she dematerializes before your eyes. Before you or anyone else can say anything she reappears, someone else in tow, whom she throws to the ground before your guy's eyes."What?" She looks at you, as you give her the stink eye. "I know I'm susceptible to this bullshit, that's why I have Tiny helping me out.""You scared the shit out of me," you sigh, as the man glares at the five of you."You know not what the Mistress desires," he yells out, his psychic attack growing stronger as he begins to gather a wicked smile about him.> Kill him> Knock him out> Kill yourself> Interrogate him> Other
>>38276737>Knock him out
>>38276737> Interrogate him>Ask the resolve spirit to protect the group.
>>38276737Seconding >>38276806if needed>buff Resolve spirit
>>38276737>>38276806Adding >buff Resolve spirit
>>38276737This>>38276806sounds good. If that doesn't look like it's gonna work, however,> Knock him out
>>38276737>> Knock him outWhile this guy is awake, he's a problem.
Rolled 1 (1d2)Nevermind, rolling as Omicron's vote came in as I closed voting.1 for Interrogate + Resolve spirit buffing party, 2 for knocking him out.
>>38277160Actually, counting the votes interrogate+buff resolve spirit won out over knock out 3-2, though one of the interrogate votes was a hybrid of knocking him out if he didn't look like we were gonna get anywhere with that option.
You mentally ask for the spirit to temporarily extend it's mental buffing to the others in the circle, which it denotes as being possible but will require Mana from you to keep active. You do so and grant it some Mana, having it inform you when it needs more. You drag the man to his feet by lifting him up from the collar of his shirt, pulling him close to you."One chance dickwad, where's the Urim. Otherwise you're taking a fist-induced dirt nap."He focuses his gaze on you, and you feel him trying to worm his thoughts into your mind. The other four look on in a mix of fear and worry. After a few tense moments his smile turns into a look of horror, lips curling into a scowl that makes him look ready to scream in fear as you seep your quiet but raging anger and hatred out of your thoughts to assault his invasive tendrils."T... The 100th floor, office 1010!" He tries to pull himself free, feet kicking wildly against your knees."Thank you," you say, before punching him square on in the face. His nose breaks under your swift punch, head flopping back and forth. You drop the sack of unconscious flesh to the ground, the pressure of his thoughts quickly being lifted from your own train of thought. "Let's go."The others nod in agreement, and Liz induces a magical coma in him before you five quickly depart up the nearest stairwell. You reach the 100th floor quickly, and track down the office he described. Inside stands Tsukuyomi, holding onto something that looks like a crystal orb."I must say, I didn't think Tomas would fold so easily," she says, a hint of disappointment in her voice. "Then again, he always was weak-willed."> One chance bitch, give up now before I throttle your ass> Say hello to my little friend> It's clobbering time!> Other
>>38277414>It's clobbering time!
>>38277414> Say hello to my little friend
>>38277414>> Say hello to my little friendIT'S FUCKING TIME.
>>38277414>Say Hello To My Little FriendIt's fucking Scarface time baby! Besides, we did promise to use him, it'd hurt our relations with the spirit world to not live up to our word.
Oh, forgot to mention this. You used 2 Mana to have the spirit buff the others, so you're at 10 Mana remaining.Also, what form do you want the machine gun to be?> Tommy gun> AK-47> M4 Carbine> Chain gun (requires 1 Mana to be used)
>>38277746> Chain gun
>>38277746>> Chain gun (requires 1 Mana to be used)because fuck this room
>>38277746>Chain gunWhen is a chain gun never an option?
>>38277746>Chain GunBecause there is no such thing as overkill, there is only "fire" and "I need to reload"!!
Ok then, I need you guys to roll 10d10 (Spirit + Strength + 3 die from the Machine Gun spirit, -1 die for lack of proficiency with firearms).
Rolled 4, 5, 10, 6, 7, 3, 3, 10, 5, 10 = 63 (10d10)>>38277878You mess with us! You mess with the best!
Rolled 3, 7, 1, 9, 6, 2, 3, 2, 9, 9 = 51 (10d10)>>38277878https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BULVvXrACdk
Rolled 3, 5, 6, 3, 9, 5, 1, 10, 7, 5 = 54 (10d10)>>38277878
Rolled 9, 1, 4, 3, 3, 7, 5, 9, 7, 5 = 53 (10d10)>>38277878
Rolled 1, 6, 2, 4, 3, 9, 9, 4, 5, 6 = 49 (10d10)>>38277878MAXIMUM DAKKA
Wow. That set of dice rolls was painful.
>>38277996theirs a 6 out of 10 so not that bad
>>38278020Yeah, true, but that was still a lot of 3 or under rolls there.
You mentally ask the machine gun spirit to assume the largest, most powerful form it can, even offering up a bit of Mana to help him assume the form. He's all to kind to oblige, and you begin to shift into a rather entreanched stance as a chain gun materializes in your hands, the weight of the weapon nearly pulling you to the ground. You stay steady and standing though, as the four behind you gasp in shock, Tsukuyomi's eyes growing wide. You really dislike using guns, but hopefully this is a case where quantity will outweight quality."Don't fuck with my family," you yell at her as you pull on the trigger. The gun spins to life as she throws up a magical barrier of some kind, and the stream of red-hot metal slugs fly out and impact her force field. You can see her straining behind the barrier, ripples growing deeper and wider as she is slowly pushed back, metal fragments going around the shield and piercing the window behind her. The window itself shatters instantly as a gust of cold air blows in, sucking out the fresh air inside the room and seeping in the thinner atmosphere from outside."You... Little... Bitch!" She struggles to stay on her feet as the shield bends in closer and closer to her person, as one eye looks back at the quickly encroaching abyss that is an outside fall from 100 stories up in the air. The gun barrel grows white-hot red as the last few bullets fly out of it, the magazine of the spirit empty. You thank the spirit for his use before letting him go, drained of nearly all its Numira, barely enough for him to go back to the Shadow World and rest.> [1/2]
> [2/2]Tsukuyomi looks back at you, flecks of broken glass and bullet fragments scratching up her form, including one noticeable bullet hole going through her right leg, the wound cauterized automatically from the white hot bullet burning through her. "Ok, punk. You want to bring out the big guns?" The orb glows brightly in her hand, and she lifts it up above her head. "O' Great Ones above, please grant your servant the Power needed to Smite your foes!"> Knock her block off> Break/Smash the orb> All-out assult everyone!> Let her finish> Other
>>38278359> Break/Smash the orb
>>38278359ok, does anyone have any idea what that orb is? because my first instinct is to > Break/Smash the orband > Knock her block off
>>38278359>> Break/Smash the orb
>>38278359>> Break/Smash the orbEvery problem can be solved with tactical use of BOOLETS or SMASHING.
>>38278359That orb can be many things, and I don't much like those possibilities. Knock her ass out before she has a chance to complete the invocation!
You don't know what she's doing, but you don't want her to finish it. You quickly dash over to her, as Liz and the others begin to throw various spells her way. Some of them strike her (including what you suspect is a lightning bolt to her chest) but she doesn't falter. You reach for the orb to pry it from her hands or smash it, and the moment when you touch it you are struck with an overwhelming sense of fealty and the desire to serve whomever this orb draws it's power from."Do you see now, just how weak and puny you struggle about?" Tsukuyomi looks down at you, as her eyes begin glowing white with raw magical power coursing through her body. "This is but a hint of what the Exarchs are capable of!" The orb pulsates outward, and a force of kinetic energy blows you off your feet and back to the others. You collapse amongst them all and you five come crashing to the ground. The windows shatter all around her as the wave of kinetic energy expands outward, collapsing walls around you as you feel the building shudder underneath your feet."NOW," she speaks, as the orb is slowly absorbed into her body. "NO LIVING THING CAN HARM ME! SWEAR FEALTY TO YOUR NEW MISTRESS!"> Surrender to her> Knock her block off> Other
>>38278763>No living thing can harm meThen fuck her up with the kinetic spirit.
>>38278763>Spirit Blast the Orb as it's being absorbed
>>38278795it got switched for the lightning one, if I'm not mistaken, but I like where your head's at. >>38278763>use our lightning spirit to blast the orb.
>>38278763Are spirits technically living? I don't think they are, at least not in the way we are (good ol' Macbeth exceptions) so they could still fuck her up right? Use either our Spirit Blast or let the lightning spirit give her it's last hurrah.
>>38278876Technically speaking they are not alive, though many of the ones you talk to will say otherwise.
>>38278853Oh, I wasn't paying attention. Well, either way, fuck her up with a spirit. Spirits are not alive in the same sense we are, ergo, no living thing will touch her. It's the Witch-king of Angmar weakness.
>>38278907Good, then spirit once again proves to be supremely useful. Even if she ain't bluffing, we can just get our buddies in the shadow world to do our dirty work for a few points of mana. God Spirit Arcana is awesome!
>>38278939No, i definitely agree. The flavor of the spirit isn't what's important here. I mean, our character does work in a law office, so getting her on a technicality like this is totally in character.
>>38278939This ain't Lord of the Rings, son.
>>38278992Everything is Lord of the Rings. Especially when you smoke salvia and come to the conclusion that you reading the books IS part of the story.
>>38279069Good thing they execute you for drugs here.
i wonder if we could do a partial soul transplant to Sarah; like take a piece of tsukuyomi's soul and heal Sarah's with it.
>>38279132I do not feel this would be a good idea.
So no living thing can harm her, huh? Time to see if she means that in a literal sense or a figurative sense. You call forth the Lightning spirit from your brass knuckles and ask for it to give up every last bit of power it has for one large lightning bolt. It complies, giving all of itself save for a tiny, tiny amount to keep itself alive, and with a mighty throw, not unlike Zeus throwing a lightning bolt, strike the Orb as it begins to be absorbed into her torso.Her body recoils in shock as the orb shows a large crack in it, but it remains intact. Her body shudders as the lightning courses through her body, before she looks over at you."DIE." She magically lifts your body up into the air, and with a flick of the wrist tosses you through one of the shattered windows, as Liz cries out in vain, hand outstretched to grab onto yours.> Spirits! Anyone, help!?> Try to use Forces magic to shove yourself back into the building> Jemma, HELP!> Accept your fate and plummet to the ground> Other
>>38279201>> Try to use Forces magic to shove yourself back into the building
>>38279201>Soul Blast her again as you fly out>Cross the Gauntlet and have a spirit catch you
>>38279201>> Spirits! Anyone, help!?
>>38279201>> Try to use Forces magic to shove yourself back into the buildingIf that doesn't work,>Cross the Gauntlet and have a spirit catch you
Writing. Probably one or two more scenes for tonight.
You don't even know if this is possible, as your prowess with Forces isn't as good as you'd like, but this is as good a time as any. You try and form a momentary solid force of kinetic energy to push your feet off of, or create a force of energy to throw you back inside, but her magical throw was too strong and too fast, and what few feet you move back to the building isn't outweighing the pull of gravity to the ground below."<Spirits! HELP!>" You cross over into the Shadow World as you fall, the quickly approaching cement turning into a quickly approaching mushy swamp, as you magically call out for any form of aid and willing to pay whatever amount of Mana they desire to fly and grab or catch you. Instantly Tony, a hawk you were considering to pick up as a Familiar of your own, swoops down and latches onto your shoulders."<Mana please,>" it asks, a strain of effort in it's voice. You quickly feed it as much Mana as you can swing, and feel his claws grow in size, the beating of it's wings on your back growing much heavier as your descent slows as he grows several sizes larger, and soon it looks as though he is going to eat you as a snack, before you slowly come to a stop about 30 feet off the ground.> Back to the top please, I've got a crazy Mage to stop> Let me down on the ground slowly please> Call up another powerful, offensive spirit to attack Tsukuyomi> Other
>>38279610>> Call up another powerful, offensive spirit to attack TsukuyomiWe need something nasty. Something backstabby.
>>38279610> Call up another powerful, offensive spirit to attack Tsukuyomi> Back to the top please, I've got a crazy Mage to stop
>>38279610>> Back to the top please, I've got a crazy Mage to stop> Otherwhen we come out spirits bash her with our fist
>>38279610> Call up another powerful, offensive spirit to attack TsukuyomiNow is a good time for spirit favors.
You've got 6 Mana left, how powerful of a spirit do you want to call forth?To give an idea, calling up Bruce Lee would cost 5 Mana.
>>38279610Why am I imagining Tony as having a voice like Liam O'Brien's right now?
>>38280044...well then how about we call up Bruce Lee?
>>38280044fuck it bruce lee bitch needs to know whats up.
>>38280044And now I'm tempted to call upon him in this hour of need now. Boy would that be satisfying to me for some reason...
>>38280044>>38280072>>38280087>>38280091Bruce Lee it is.
>>38280091Bring forth the one true fist.
Ok, writing. This'll be the last one for the night.
>>38280193The Exarch's little bitch is about to feel the fury of WATCHAAAA! That was one sleeper even archmaster's didn't want to fuck with.
> I lied, not the last one. Next one is last one"<Hang on one second Tony, I may have another passenger for you.>" You call out for Bruce, asking if it's possible for you to borrow his services for a moment. He agrees, and after paying his rather hefty summoning fee, he soon materializes on the ground, bowing politely to you. You wave your hand in greeting, having Tony fly down to pick up Lee. You quickly catch him up to speed, and explain that this person is only vulnerable to spirit-fueled damage, and that the orb seems to be what she is drawing her power from."<And once she is defeated, you will no longer need my services?>""<No, you'll be free to go back to your journey.>"He nods in agreement, sheathing himself in his violet and red illusion you first met him in, and you three quickly ascend through the portal you made to enter the Shadow World, back to the Material World and back to the 100th floor.You hear the sounds of battle going on overhead, as bits of glass and the crackling of lightning echo out overhead. Tony bemoans how this is pretty dangerous even for him in his increased size, though you urge him to stay around in case she tries this again.Your eyes finally see into the room as Tsukuyomi throws another lightning bolt at Liz, as Jemma struggles to keep Sarah and Diana alive as there are large scorch marks on their torsos.> [1/2]
> [2/2]"Michael!" Liz's eyes avert from Tsukuyomi to you, her magical barrier shuddering under the bolt bouncing against it.On her part, Tsukuyomi looks surprised at our arrival, as Tony moves his legs forward, giving you both momentum to enter into the room at full running speed. "WHAT!?""It pays to have friends, bitch!" At that, you shape what little energy you have left into spirit energy, sheathing your fists with their energy. Tony releases you both and you two descend to the floor, Lee's face a snarl of rage and fury, your fists glowing white with spirit energy.> It's clobbering time!> Wait for her to attack, then Dragon Palm Strike the Orb> Let Lee deal with her, check in on the others> Other> You have 1 Mana left, the "Spirit Knuckles" don't cost Mana
>>38280498>> Other combo attack with Lee
>>38280498> Wait for her to attack, then Dragon Palm Strike the OrbThere is no work like teamwork! Our fists are the fists that pierce the heavens! Die you forsaken wapanese whore!
>>38280498>>38280568THIS. Manliest team attack time!
>>38280568Yeah, I get it now too. Follow the man who made MMA a thing. Doubt she can take sleeper logic combined with supernal truth...
>>38280498This>>38280568Time to lay a beating on this bitch.
"<Go low, I'll go high,>" you magically mutter to Lee, who nods in approval. She fires a bolt of lightning at Lee, who quickly dodges her arm before the bolt flies out as Tony squaks in disapproval, barely avoiding her bolt of lightning. He slides in first with a quick series of blows to the left side of her body, as you hear her knee pop and leg wobble."YOU WHORE," she exclaims in pain, her balance wobbley as her eyes look down at Lee, who is quickly backing away for another strike."Over here bitch," bellows out from her mouth as you land a series of blows to her stomach, her arms flying to her chest to protect the orb from your attempted blows. Instead, you take the opportunity to smash her face, as she recoils in pain."ENOUGH!" She shoots a pair of bolts at you both, and while Lee dodges one the other strikes your left shoulder. Your body screams in pain as your arm goes limp. "YOU INSECTS ARE BENEATH ME, BENEATH THE EXARCHS! BOW TO THE WHIMS OF YOUR GODS!"Seeing the opening even as your body tells you to do the exact opposite, you look to see Lee mimicking your movements as he closes in on her. You stretch your right palm forward, focusing all your remaining energy and effort into this final blow, and your palm strikes the orb sticking out of her torso at the exact same moment as Lee's palm strikes the orb sticking out of her back. The Orb crackles more, and her body shudders in pain as you pull in close to her."I bow to no God," you whisper to her, as you feel the Orb shatter in your palm. Her glowing white eyes look onward in shock, breath leaving her body.The Orb explodes outward in raw magic, as your eyes see nothing but white light engulf everything around you.> Quest End7 exp. gained.Everything from here-on out is meta discussion. Currently, you've got 1 Mana left.
>>38280862Lee lives right? I do want him to teach us the secrets of his Jeet Kun Do if he lives once we got the mana. We can restore his pattern if it comes down to that right? We can still pattern scour ourselves for more mana too yes?
Current things to get caught up on:Michael has 3 Lethal damage, and his left arm is currently immobile/limp, with no motor control over it.Also, as things stand I think next quest will be the last one, as time to set aside for running is getting harder to nail down and real life priorities are starting to require more attention.I will try to resolve any concerns/questions you have in the last quest though, along with any questions you may have right now.
>>38280960If that's all you can run, then I am at least pleased we finished this much.
>>38280862>your palm strikes the orb sticking out of her torso at the exact same moment as Lee's palm strikes the orb sticking out of her back. The Orb crackles more, and her body shudders in pain as you pull in close to her.that right there made my dick hardthanks for running.
>>38280960>I think next quest will be the last one
>>38280953Lee will survive the blast, as it is something that will only affect other Mages in the immediate area (ie., Michael, Liz, Diana, Sarah, Jemma.)
>>38280960im a little sad that is ending but it's been fun.
>>38280862>>38280960Did we just into the Supernal realms?
>>38280960Thanks for running. Sad that it's ending, but this has been a pretty awesome quest. Fingers crossed for a good ending. See ya next time.
>>38280985>>38281038I had hoped to have it go a bit longer, but I'm sure you guys know how annoying/time consuming real life can be.In a general sense, this is how I tend to run my games in real life (try to follow the spirit of the law/rules, allow for some Rule of Cool so long as it's tempered or limited in use, and mix in some anime/pop culture jokes).
>>38281069Maybe?I mean, if you guys couldn't tell, the Orb was the Profane Urim. Which is supposedly an extension of the Exarch's powers. And you just turned it into glass dust, so...
*OUT OF GAME POST*Okay, I'm fairly new to RPGs and completely new to /tg/, (I'm a newfag, yes yes) and I really don't understand how this works... Is each decision merely voted on by each thread user, or is it based on 'rolls' or is there some more ingenious system at work...?
>>38281235To determine what action is taken in a quest, we vote. Sometimes the quest runner will call for dice rolls to determine the success of an action.It's honestly like playing a regular RPG only there's an insane democracy going on inside the player's head.
>>38281235Most quests on /tg/ are run where the person (GM or QM) will present a scene or moment of action, and at the end allow players to influence how the story/action plays out via options (the green text I write at the end of each scene).For my quest it certainly helps to know the system ahead of time (if you use/abuse it) but I tried to be welcoming to anyone new to the game, and encourage new people to ask questions.
>>38281344>>38281274Cheers. Now don't mind me, I'll just be lurking.
>>38281487Tonight's quest is done for now, but there is an archive of previous quests that you can catch up on if you'd like.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=MtA%20QuestAlso, check my twitter for more information on when I'll run next. http://www.twitter.com/MageQMAs things stand I'm looking to run this Thursday.
>>38280960Not sure how much you had planned out, but could you do a behind the scenes of what was going on, once you wrap up?
>>38281687Seconding. I'd personally like to hear how much we fucked your plans here and there.
>>38281687>>38281726Sure, I'll do that once the final quest is run.