Hello and welcome back to Mortal Kombat Konquest!After a break for October, I am very glad to say that I have returned for the continuation of our story. Now we revisit Kaito, or as he is now known, Otiak, in his mission to save all of reality from an unknown threat.Obligatory Thread Theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAwWPadFsOAPast Threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Mortal+Kombat+KonquestThread 6 was improperly archived: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/40414231/Our Current Protagonist: http://pastebin.com/SkuVJfbbNEW! Rules for Kombat: http://pastebin.com/Ztq1QQuaDamashi's Twitter for updates about the game: https://twitter.com/DamashiKonquestOur story continues now!
In a small demi-plane, a figure has trained and prepared himself for his new journey. His body is unlike his own, and as such he needed time to grow used to it and learn its new tricks. Under the watchful guidance of a mysterious figure, an agent of time, he has learned all he can learn in this place and must now venture to another reality--his own.While he has been here, he has watched and observed troubling events in his home. Deaths of friends, powerful artifacts stolen, bonds broken and more. But he has also seen much that has given him hope; love between allies, friends performing great deeds of heroism and new allegiances forged. But he knows something that none of them know: all of reality is in danger.His name is Otiak, though he was not always known by this name. Until he can stop the threat to all of reality, however, he must keep himself secret, for while he has made many allies, he has also made many enemies. The entity is also seeking him, for he represents the greatest threat to its plans.Ryan, agent of Chronisis, checks his watch as Otiak trains. He steps off his rock and walks forward with his staff. "It's time."Otiak turns to him and blinks his yellow eyes a few times before nodding silently. "I'm ready.""For the sake of your home, I hope you are. The portal will be opening in just a few moments. This is the only one that will take you back. Once your task is complete, we can finish the rest and fix everything.""Find the entity, destroy it, save all of reality, and get my body back," Otiak says. "Right, I got it.""Remember that we won't be able to help you. We cannot make contact nor alter anything in your favor. Everything that happens from this point on is the actions of mortals, and not Elder Gods, Chronosis nor the Agents of Time will be able to interfere. You'll be on your own."
>>43499962Otiak clenches his scaled fists and repeats, "I'm ready."Ryan stares at him from beneath his expressionless mask before checking his watch again, his most common habbit. Nearby, a glowing portal opens, the swirling vortex manifesting in the blink of an eye from nothingness and growing large enough to encompass a man."Any idea where this will take me?" the saurian asks as he approaches it."A place you have never been. It is called Seido, the realm of Order. Watch out for the guards, for their laws are very strict.""Alright... Here I go." He pauses at the portal before looking back to Ryan. "I'll see you again?""If all goes as planned, in your own body next time, yes," Ryan nods. "Good luck."Otiak steps through the portal and finds himself thrown across realities, his body twisting and contorting in impossible ways. He closes his eyes, for there is too much to see around him; different places, people, timelines, worlds, events, possibilities--far too much to take in all at once.
>>43499978When the strange and surreal transportation ends, the saurian finds himself falling through the opposite end of the portal and onto hard stone. He shakes his head and looks around, finding that he is on an impossible stone platform with a single bridge leading towards a massive collection of straight-edged buildings surrounded by floating platforms, connected by straight or perfectly rounded streets of floating stone.The sky is filled with floating pyramids arranged in an orderly pattern. He can see perfect symmetry in almost everything around him, from the buildings to the layout of the platforms and bridges. Even the stars in the night sky appear to be arranged in a specific manner. Looking over the side of the stone platform he is on, he sees only a blue void of clouds far below.He scans the city before him and sees perfectly-straight rows of trees and man-made rivers that flow straight and evenly, sometimes curving and other times angling at ninety degrees. "Seido... the realm of order," he says to himself. He's only heard of this place, but has never seen it.The portal behind him closes, sealing off any and all outside intervention. Now it is up to him.>A) Disguise yourself and sneak around the realm>B) Attempt to make contact with the locals>C) Search the realm for any portals you could use>D) Spy on the guards and other locals; pick up conversation
>>43499995>A) Disguise yourself and sneak around the realmlet's give this new vehicle a test drive, welcome back damashi!
>>43499995>D)Good to have you back Damashi
>>43500184>>43500202Otiak takes a moment to use one of his new abilities, a combination of his new saurian physiology and a little bit of sorcery, to disguise himself. He changes from his hooded reptilian form to a new, more human-looking one, that of a man in a green hooded robe that covers his body.With this unassuming appearance, he walks down the long stone bridge towards the main city. He marvels at the fact that the bridges connecting the stone platforms are all unsupported by anything other than air, seemingly floating in this cloudy void. The realm of Order is a strange and interesting place just from looks alone.As he enters the main city, he sees people, often dressed in rather fine clothing, if rather plain and boring looking, talking to each other. It does not take long to notice that everyone here talks in rather long sentences, well thought-out and measured in large words. Everyone is articulate, polite and waits for the other to finish speaking.As Otiak listens, he accidentally bumps into a walking citizen."Pardon me," the saurian says."I must apologize as well. I cannot spend much time doing so, however, as I did not schedule any random conversations today. I must be on my way now, for I am already very nearly late. Have an acceptable day."The man walks off in a very business-oriented fashion, leaving the slightly bewildered saurian behind. Strange people in this place...He nears a large central town square, though it is more like a circle. There is a column of marching guards, each wearing immaculate matching uniforms of green and golden armor. There are few civilians present, though there does appear to be some kind of messenger walking through, carrying a small collection of parcels.>A) Intercept the messenger and speak to him>B) Approach the guards and speak>C) Investigate the nearest large pyramid>D) Search for a marketplace or other location
>>43500526>>B) Approach the guards and speak
>>43500526>A)Except more like walk alongside him, if he has a place to go I doubt he'll be interested in stopping to talk.
>>43500526>A) Intercept the messenger
>>43500561Otiak approaches one of the supervising guards and humbly asks for his attention. The guard turns to him and places his hands on his hips. "What is it, citizen? I cannot speak for long. We must adhere to the procedures of the drill and ceremony to the absolute letter or we will be reprimanded by my superior."Otiak clears his throat and speaks in a disguised voice that sounds normal. "I will not take much of your time, but I am new to this place. I am wondering if you could tell me what the rules of this place are and what I could do to avoid accidentally breaking any laws.""Our laws are simple and straight-forward. Do not cause trouble or hinder anyone else in any way. Do not lie, cheat, steal, attack or disrupt the daily flow of life. Do not instigate change or attempt to sow dissent amongst the people. Everyone here has a schedule and you would do well not to interrupt it. Our legal system is very thorough and is never wrong."Otiak thinks about disputing that last point, but decides against it. "Thank you," he says, politely disengaging himself from the conversation.>>43500864>>43500954He notices the deliveryman and follows alongside him. "Pardon me, but where are you going?" he asks."I am delivering a message to the library. I am in a hurry, I am sorry to say. Excuse me.">A) Follow him to the library>B) Search for other buildings>C) Investigate the nearby park>D) Wander around one of the larger central road bridges
>>43501072>>A) Follow him to the library
>A)Library might be a good place to look up this realm.
>Otiak>used the name I came up with
>>43501144>>43501172Otiak stealthily travels into the library and is taken aback by the sheer size of the building. The walls and floors are all a uniform color of white marble and there is little to no decoration at all; everything is purely function over form. Row after row after row on over twenty floors of bookshelves full of books that look exactly alike.The deliveryman gives his parcel to a blue-skinned woman with glasses sitting behind a reception desk.>A) Search through the shelves for information>B) Look at the scroll section>C) Approach the woman and ask for help
>>43501670>C)Ask her for texts on famous monsters and catastrophes. I'm assuming this thing is wrecking shit. Tell her it's research in history.
>>43501670>>C) Approach the woman and ask for help
>>43501670Yayy it's BACK!>C) Approach the woman and ask for help"Forgive me I've been trying my best not to distrupt anybody's schedule. May I inquire where can I seek information?">>43501496I liked it myself. What's our cover story if we run into the others? My vote is on saying that we are one of Shang Tsung's experiment, for saurians, and the possible replacement for Reptile.
>>43502003>What's our cover story if we run into the others?An attempt by Shang to transfer a sort of flash training in magical arts is my thinking. By the way, again, I think we should avoid the others until we know what were dealing with. Or maybe secretly sent a letter to Kitana or someone with some pull telling them something is up.
>>43502148I know, it's just an emergency answer in case someone who knows about Saurians and asks "Who the fuck are you, and why I never heard about you?" Since they aren't exaclty abundant.
>>43501670>>B) Look at the scroll section>>C) Approach the woman and ask for help
>>43502229"I am the watcher in the night, the serpent slithering among the tall grass, a righter of the many wrongs... I am not the hero you may want, but I am the hero you need."
>>43502264"I am the Terror that slithers in the night, I am the puncher of the nutsack of injustice. I am DarkScale Suarian!""But I let my friends call me, Otiak!"
>>43499962Wait, when did we vote shit? Did I miss something?
>>43503355End of last thread a month ago. It was kinda rushed.
>>43503385There was no voting at the end of last month. It was literally the epilogues, some discussion on the various forms and Damashi saying he was tempted to do Saurian because he found some pictures for it. That does not a voting make.
>>43503445There wasn't a formal poll but I saw more posts for "lizard wizard" than I did for the other leading choice, soul construct.
>>43503703>There wasn't a formal pollThis is the problem. There should have been a formal poll, preferably final destination style. We don't know how many of those posts about saurian were made by the same people multiple times.To go off that is insulting and rude since it pretty much screws people who wanted another option out of a fair chance to vote for their thing. It's also very dishonest, since Damashi said there would be a vote, and yet we got shoved into Saurian without any warning.
>>43503703I myself shifted my allegiance from the Soul Constuct, because it was a dead mummified body, and any damage it would suffer could only be healed with magic.A living self-healing body sounded a safer choice.
>>43503822Well it's already happened, so you can complain and not change anything, or enjoy the story.
>>43503841That's bullshit and you know it.The only way to change this shit is to complain about it. It favored you now, but when it's your ass getting screwed will you stick to your "It's already happened, shut up and enjoy the story."
>>43503822I don't particularly like the idea of a lizard wizard either but we're in it for nownot like it's our vessel forever, hopefully
>>43503841Leave him, he is probably the same guy who couldn't handle being outsmarted by Shinnok a month ago.
>>43503943I wouldn't have minded if it had won fairly, I'm more pissed about being screwed out of the chance to vote and forced into this shit.
>>43504008Because everyone who has a problem with something is the same person, right? Just like everyone who votes for an option you personally don't like is samefagging, right?
>>43503892What did you have your heart set on so bad anyway? Literally every option had a dumb flaw somewhere in the build or wouldn't make story sense, Best Kaito is his real human body which we're going to eventually get back.
Sorry for the break. Back in the states and I have some more things to do. More coming in a bit, and I'll address the saurian issue then too, since I did promise a poll and people who are upset have a reason to be. I'll explain when I get back.
>>43504101>What did you have your heart set on so bad anyway?At this point, it doesn't matter. Even if what I wanted would have or wouldn't have won, I would have liked a chance to vote for it, especially when we were promised a Poll. >>43504101>Best Kaito is his real human bodyI agree.
>>43504236>>43503822>pollHonestly I think that the fucking Strawpolls were rigged. Is there anyone here at all who wanted to play Noob Saibot? I'm not complaining, it was fun to play a bad guy for once, but when the quest started, there wasn't anyone present who voted for him, and he wasn't anywhere before the last day of voting
>>43501670>>C) Approach the woman and ask for helpShe could point us in the right direction of whatever the entity could be.
>>43504295Actually, I did. I voted for Noob, Tremor and Rain in the Strawpolls, because I wanted to play the badguy. But yeah, Strawpolls are too easy to game that's why I said Final Destination in here. It can be gamed, but it's much more difficult to do compared to Strawpoll.
>>43504295I voted for Noob...but those polls allowed you to check multiple boxes.
Is it just me, or this order place doesn't look like a fun spot to hang out?
>>43505794its like being in a computer program
>>43505794Order realm and Chaos Realm are their respective concepts taken to a 11. A little is ok, but because both realms take it so far it becomes sucky to live there
>>43505794It's actually maybe the worst realm to be in in the entire MK universe, moreso than Hell even. I'm surprised we haven't been arrested yet for jaywalking and left to sit in lockup for the next ten years awaiting trial for our insignificant misdemeanor.
>>43506210Damashi seems to be going easy on us, seeing as we've interrupted two people doing their job and haven't been arressed yet for "disturbing the peace" or something silly.
>>43506255Maybe they haven't managed to schedule a meeting with a constable to report us?
>>43506472Oh good, that means we have at least a week before anything happens.
>>43506472>Constable, I require assistance for I am being stabbed.>Ok citizen, just fill out forms 5a-33c and wait 3 weeks for confirmation
Alright, I'm back.I primarily went with the saurian protagonist due to the positive reactions garnered by the artwork I posted for him, and because it seemed the most natural of the decisions we talked about due to Kaito's familiarity with the species from interactions with Khameleon and Reptile. While the soul construct option was interesting, I decided against it due to the fact that it didn't seem (to me, anyway) as natural or in-character a choice for Kaito to make. I admit that I took the choice away from the players in doing so, but once I had decided, I moved forward and prepared a lot of material for this new body.One of the things I'm trying out is the new rules for combat, which include Enhanced Special Moves, Breakers and X-Rays. For the first of the three, I would need a set list of defined abilities and special moves and reference material for each, which I prepared during some of my downtime in October. Pic related, one of Kaito's new special moves in this body, the Rolling Snake Kick (blue guy is the one doing the move).I decided, rather than start out the thread with a poll or votes, I would immediately continue the story with a defined choice, in this case the lizard wizard. I wanted to jump back into the story right away.I've pulled some janky bullshit in the past but this is the last time I'll say there will be a vote/poll/discussion and then decide for the players, you've my absolute word on it.I hope you understand where I'm coming from. I'm just glad to be home in the states and continuing the story. Writing the next part now.
>>43507041It was never an issue boss
>>43507041>I've pulled some janky bullshit in the past but this is the last time I'll say there will be a vote/poll/discussion and then decide for the players, you've my absolute word on it.If it happens again, we better have absolute authority to call you out on it. Honestly, if you didn't want to start a thread with the poll, you should have made a Pre-Thread with all the discussion and votes in it. But again, it wasn't your position to decide just because you liked one or another since it locks out the players. I'm not a fan of saurian, but now I have to put up with it. It's the same if Soul Construct or Demi-God or something got voted over what you liked. Especially since now there's another notch for people to call railroading whenever shit happens and we want to avoid those as much as possible.
>>43507041>We killed The Snake>Now we became the snakeWe even learned some sorcery. Poor Shang Tsung must be rolling in his grave
>>43501814>>43501959>>43502003>>43502237>>43504311Otiak approaches the woman behind the desk, thankful that there is no waiting line currently. "Pardon me," he begins.She immediately puts a finger up to her lips and shushes him.He lowers his voice. "Pardon me, but I am trying my best not to interrupt anyone's schedule. May I inquire where can I seek information?""You are in the right place," she says. "This is the Library of Order. It is a repository on knowledge from all corners of every realm known. You will respect the information contained within these halls and understand that everything in this library has a place and purpose. If you misplace a book or interfere with their placements on the shelves, you will be arrested.""Right, of course, I would not seek to disrupt anything, I love order," Otiak says with a smile. She does not return it. He clears his throat and continues, "So, where might I find information on famous monsters and catastrophes? The kind that stretch across extra-dimensional boundaries.""A most curious subject of study," she says. "Follow me."She gets up and walks towards a nearby staircase. Seven floors up and eighteen rows down and three rows in, she stops, having not said another word since. "This section here contains several tombs on those who have threatened all of existence. Remember to put the books back when you are finished, or you will be punished.""Thank you," he says to her as she departs. He turns his attention to the books, giving them a closer look.>A) Book on Shao Kahn>B) Book on Onaga>C) Book on Shinnok>D) Book on the One Being>E) Other>>43507217>If it happens again, we better have absolute authority to call you out on it.Hah, you know, I was going to say the same thing myself. You most certainly can, I give my word on that too.
>>43507638>>D) Book on the One Being
>>43507638>E) OtherI'm really curious about Shao Kahn, and I can imagine Otiak looking into Onaga, since he is the one out of the three whom he doesn't know.But he should also know that we are looking for something more recent than Shinnok or Shao
>>43507638>>E) OtherIf we have time though, I'd like to look at Shinnok and Onaga, and maybe skip over to Orderrealm's section on magic.Also, since we're going all Lizard Wizard, I hope we get a shot as Turana's Spellbook.
>>43507041Don't worry about man, your doing alright
>>43507638>EThere has to be something recent or indescribable that would fit. Also I'd like to look up our kicking Shao Khans ass.
>>43508705About that; maybe we could look up the Crimson Lightning, maybe there is something we don't know yet.
>>43507738>>43507771>>43508705Otiak curiously takes out a book and discovers the events within are strikingly up-to-date, even containing events that only happened in the last year."It's like a wiki, but in book form," he muses to himself as he flips through pages.On recent extra-dimensional incursions, a number of strange incidents are noted, but little information about them is recorded or verified. The book even contains small notes that specify other books to cite for its sources, and specifies when there is no source to cite, only testimony, heresay and unverified theory."That wiki analogy is closer than I thought..." he chuckles.As he turns the pages, he finds a few recent entries. "Now this is curious... Recently, more portals have been opening across the realms. The dimensional furies appear to be slightly out of balance, but this could be attributed to the recent incursion of Outworld into Earthrealm and may stabilize over time..."He doubts that very much; if anything, things will only get worse. He reads on."The truth behind these portals is unknown, but strange figures have been reported as emerging from them. They do not linger for long, as they appear to shift in and out of reality, but they appear, for all intents and purposes, to be from alternate timelines."Ryan told him that the entity intends to sow chaos through bringing people from alternate universes into this reality, eventually collapsing it from the turmoil it would generate. But so far, no clues can be found as to who or where this entity is.Otiak places the book back.
>>43509042>>43508536>>43507684There is a book here that exposits on many theories about the mysterious "One Being." It is said that this being is the original creator of the universe, and has set forth all of its rules, binding the Elder Gods to them. It is also said that the One Being is asleep, and that all of reality is but a dream. Were he ever to awaken, all of reality as it is known would be taken away in the blink of an eye. Or would it? None know for certain.Little is known by the Gods, but not even the Elder Gods have a complete picture of the One Being. There is conjecture that the Elder Gods are the ones responsible for his sleep, perhaps to allow their own existence to continue. There is also theories that the powerful artifacts known as the Kamidogu are linked to the One Being--as is the amulet wieled by the fallen Elder God Shinnok.Little fact about him exists, so the book is mostly theories. There are some specific passages, however.>A) Read about Shao Kahn>B) Read about Onaga>C) Read about Armageddon>D) Read about the One Being more>E) Search for something specific (specify)
>>43509064>CRead about that and maybe a book on how to revive dead people for dummies.
>>43509064>>C) Read about Armageddon
>>43509064>>A) Read about Shao KahnIt was said above, but I wonder if we would be noted inside?
>>43509064>ETry to see if we can find any pattern to the portals or those emerging
>>43509417We better be in there. Bad enough we didn't get the movie.
>>43509417>I wonder if we would be noted inside?SHANG TSUNG WAS HERE!KAITO IS A LOSER!
>>43509134>>43509169He takes another book off the shelf. "Armageddon... Foreseen by the Lady Delia of Edenia, wife of the god Argus, Armageddon is said to be the end of all the realms. When the rules of Mortal Kombat no longer hold value, and warriors across all of the realms do battle, the very fabric of reality will be torn apart..."He cannot help but wonder if that is what the entity hopes to acheive, only on a much larger scale. Battle between fighters not only from different realms, but timelines and realities all approaching one single cataclysm..."Delia, the Lady of Flame, urged her husband to appeal to the Elder Gods. They conceded and the plans of Argus and Delia were carried out in secret. None know the truth behind their schemes, for both are now long dead, but it is known that before they were killed, their sons Taven and Daegon mysteriously vanished. It is not known what connects these events together, and one can only wonder what secrets lie buried with the realm of Edenia."Perhaps Edenia is a good place to start looking. Otiak has seen events unfold there during his time in Ryan's demiplane, including his allies in Earthrealm's visit, a tournament of sport, Noob Saibot's freeing of the vile sorcerer Quan Chi and Mileena venturing with her sister and Jade to the Netherrealm...He puts the book on Armageddon away.
>>43510073>>43509417>>43509884Otiak takes out the book on Shao Kahn, interested in reading what was written about the warlord's final moments, in particular his own involvement in them."At the height of his conquest, with his victory nearly assured and all of his enemies defeated, Shao Kahn's adopted daughter Mileena turned upon him, and he was struck down by a strange and unknown warrior, who left as quickly as he appeared."Strange and unknown? STRANGE AND UNKNOWN?! Nothing about the Red Lightning Warrior? Nothing about the Crimson Thunderbolt? Nothing about his actual name?This book needs to be changed!>A) Take the book to the front desk>B) Ignore it and continue researching>C) Find a pen and edit the page yourself>D) Other (specify)
>>43510087>>B) Ignore it and continue researching
>>43510087>A)Fucking faggot fucker damn it shit cocksucker
>>43510087>>B) Ignore it and continue researchingWe don't want to get caught up in Orderrealm's bureaucracy. Like we really, really don't.
>>43510087>Athen once we have it safely in our possession>B)Then >D) sneak the book back
>>43510087Funny I was joking to myself that Shao Khan was defeated by. .. Some Guy.
>>43510087>A) Take the book to the front desk
>>43510087>DLeave it be. Who cares about the limelight?
Wait what? Wasn't there supose to be a vote on what we be like?
>>43511401No lime light but at least a name goddamnAnd that we died.
>>43512332Why would we want them to know that? A name makes us or others that might carry the same potential, like blood relatives, targets. Us being dead removes the threat of us Shao Khanning other would be tyrants,
>>43512761Mate our first name won't do shit here.
>>43512170There was a mostly impromptu vote at the end of the thread from a month ago, and "saurian sorceror" became the prevailing winner at the end.
Damashi Is Kill?
>>43514028The one thing I did not miss about these quest is this waiting for Damashi to get back from whatever army boy shoot em up stuff it is he does and move on with the quest.
>>43514401Well he ain't defending us from the GLORIOUS PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF NORTH KOREA. So i'm not sure what he's doing
>>43514452Defending us from them duke boys certainly
>>43510087>B) Ignore it and continue >STRANGE AND UNKNOWNWell screw this place. Let's go and not return unless it becomes clear that the Entity came to be here. Which I doubt, since these order freaks would have been the first to notice.>>43511401>>43512332I'm pretty sure that even if we would bring it back, point out the lack of information, and propose editing it, then we would either be asked to provide proof, or get sent to do a looooong line of bureaucracy work, just to to get an audience with someone who is responsible for this kind of thing. Then have his asking for a proof.Screw them, we'll make our chronicle, with Erron Black, and Edenian Hookers. Edenia has hookers, right?
>>43514916>Edenia has hookers, right?They're called "nobles" there.
I wonder if we got enough magic to obsucre our thoughts from psykers.
>>43516622I got so wrapped up in resuming the Quest, that I didn't even notice the new charater sheet and abilities.
>>43514028>>43514401>>43514452Sorry, I slept earlier than expected.>>43510114>>43510168>>43510199>>43511401>>43514916After a moment of thinking it over, Otiak places the book back onto the shelf. He sighs to himself, thinking that perhaps it would not be a very good idea to raise a fuss over this if he wants to keep his identity. Plus, this place would likely make him fill out forms and all manner of long-winded research sheets.Otiak suddenly senses a presence nearby, a strange and unknown power. He turns, keeping his hood low, and sees a man approaching him. The man is dressed completely in black, from toe to neck, and he is rather old, but not frail and elderly. He has long grey hair of the Gandalf persuasion, but his face is more like Christopher Lee or Sean Connery.Otiak suddenly realizes how much he misses movies."Is there something I can assist you with, hooded one?" the man asks as he approaches. The strange aura emanating from him is difficult to place; you aren't exactly sure what he is or what he can do.>A) Speak to the man, ask him some things>B) Politely decline, continue research>C) Actually, I was just leaving>D) Other (write in)
>>43517275>A) Speak to the man, ask him some thingsInquire about the nature of the current disturbances that involve the phenomenon of random portals. Claim that we try to locate the source, since we do not believe the half-done merger of Outworld and Earthrealm are the cause.If he asks why do we think so, say that it doesn't match any other accounts of realms being merged.Maybe ask about how can we acquire passage to other realms, so we may continue our research.
>>43517315"I am investigating the recent occurrences of portals opening up across the realms. I do not believe that it is because of the recent invasion of Earthrealm by Outworld.”“What makes you certain?” he asks as he stops near the disguised saurian. “And even if it is not, it could merely be dimensional turbulence, could it not?”“Things don’t just suddenly start acting up and oddly for no reason,” he replies. “I believe that something is causing it to happen. The invasion of Earthrealm failed, everything should have been put right afterwards, but things are getting worse.”The man nods and strokes his short beard. “I happen to agree with you,” he says. “The number of disturbances across my realm have begun to cause widespread change to daily routine. These instances were few and far between initially, but have become more frequent as of late. My people are beginning to become very confused.”“Your people? Forgive me, I am new to Seido. Are you a leader here?”He gives you a stern look. “I simply assume everyone in my realm already knows who I am. I am Abacus, God of Order, Protector of Seido.”>A) Do you hang out with Raiden?>B) What insight can you give me about the portals?>C) Why do you believe in Order?>D) Can I borrow some books from here?>E) Do you have any books on magic?>F) Can you point me in the direction of portals to other realms?>G) Other (write in)
>>43517571>He gives you a stern look.Still getting out of the habbit of second perspective, I see. Gotta watch myself for it.
>>43517571>B) What insight can you give me about the portals?Ask if anyone have tried to cross from our side into one.>F) Can you point me in the direction of portals to other realms?I'd love to ask him about Raiden, but we are not supposed to know him either. On one hand, I'd like to borrow some books, on the other hand I don't want to think what might happen if we would return it late.Magic might be a good thing, but I am not sure how long we can stay in one place, and spend time studying. We need to close those portals before the DCU characters start to pour trough.I definitley don't want to tangle with Kratos either.
Is there any rule preventing Otiak from revealing himself as a "reincarnated" Kaito?
>>43517571>>F) Can you point me in the direction of portals to other realms?If he's a god, he should be able to point is in the right direction
>>43517652>Freddy vs. Jason vs. Predator vs. Kratos vs. Batman>In a Mortal Kombat storyI guess it was bound to happen eventually
>>43517652I second this
>>43517853>>43517745>>43517609>>43517652"As the god of Order, you must have some insight into the nature of these seemingly random portals. What can you tell me about them?""Traditionally, portals are stable placements, the results of magic and specific architecture designed to hold it. Such permanent portals are difficult and taxing to produce, so the most common variety are temporary portals created by those who can wield magic, such as sorcerers or wizards. Brief connections between reality are relatively easy to create and leave little mess. These portals, however, have no pattern, or at least one that I cannot yet determine. At first, I suspected the realm of Chaos and the work of my brother, but this does not seem to be his work, but if it is, he is hiding it well.""Your brother?""The God of Chaos, Zaggot.""You must have interesting family reunions," Otiak says with a chuckle."We do not have those."No sense of humor, it seems.Abacus continues, "These portals do not have the usual energy signatures of those that come from Chaosrealm, which means that they do not originate from them, nor are they created by one of its clerics. If there is some force that is guiding the creation and placement of these portals, its grand scheme is both wide in scale and seemingly impossible to predict when and where it will continue next. These portals have been appearing not only throughout my realm, but others as well... even Chaosrealm.""And they don't seem to originate from any one realm in particular?""None that I know, and I know much that there is to be known."
>>43518137"Have you met with the other gods on this?""No. The gods rarely meet with each other, for we are each focused solely on the protection and safety of our home realms.""But if something threatens you all, then surely a meeting would be best, would it not?""You make a fine point. I will take it into consideration.""Great... Say, I don't suppose you know where any of these stable portals are, do you?""You intend to leave Seido?""Your realm is lovely, but I need to continue my investigation elsewhere.""Perhaps you may answer a question of my own. What drew your attention to these portals in the first place?">A) Explain to him your mission>B) Tell him that you had a vision>C) Passing curiosity, that's all>D) Dodge the question
>>43518143>C)Were a Wizard right? Just tell him were looking into it as part of our studies, and to see if we can make a defense against incursion.
>>43518143>>A) Explain to him your missionSay we are seeking to stop the portals. But do not tell him who we really are or that we are doing it for the spooky time skeleton
>>43518143Let's see; one of the rules that we were told was "Do not lie" He is a god, se he might be more preceptive, and he is the god of order, so he might turn on us immidatley if he suspects we are lying.Order of the highes degree can be as unpredictible as utter chaos if someone doesn't know the rules.I think I have to go with>D) Dodge the questionTell him that we have witnessed the incident between Earthrealm and Outworld first hand,(true) and afterwards, things seem to get better (also true) then the restoration proceess didn't carry on as it should have (true again), and this is when the portals came. (utterly true)
>>43518392I change my vote from >>43518383 to this
>>43518392>He is a godYou know what? Yeah he can probably tell if we lie so changing this >>43518236 vote to D
>>43518392>>43518445>>43518483Thinking quickly, Otiak decides only to speak the truth. Just very selective truth."I bore witness to the invasion of Earthrealm firsthand. Afterwards, things seemed to be improving, but things didn't quite carry on the way they should have, strictly speaking. That's when the portals came up and began becoming a problem. Strange people emerging from them... someone needs to learn the what and the why."Abacus nods and strokes his beard. "Very good. I commend such an effort; I believe these portals to be a problem, but cannot currently investigate the issue myself due to the riots taking place in my realm.""Riots? And you're here, talking to me?""They are currently small enough to be dealt with my guardsmen, but numerous enough that I need to monitor the activity. These riots are primarily the result of interlopers from the realm of Chaos attempting to sow dissent and change amongst the populace.""Sounds like a lot of trouble.""Nothing we cannot handle at the moment. Though I am most troubled by the current movement of music amongst the upstart rabble.""Music?""Yes, music. There is no music or dancing allowed in the realm of Order. There is no place for it in a regimented and structured society. The terrorists have recently begun attempting to bring music from other realms into my domain and I will not stand for it."Otiak blinks a few times, thinking back to the legendary tales of Kevin Bacon and how similar they seem to the current situation in Orderrealm."Now, about your transportation out of the realms. I can assist you in this regard.""Please do, Lord Abacus. I would very much appreciate it."He leads Otiak out of the library, after assuring that no books are out of place, and down the street. As he passes, many people bow in respect, though they are all very quick about it--they have schedules to keep.
>>43518951As you follow him, you suddenly notice a column of smoke in the distance along one of the floating platforms. There appears to be a riot going on, with people fighting against the Seidan guard."A small non-violent protest," Abacus explains."Non-violent? That doesn't look to non-violent to me!""They are not following the proper procedures for protest. As such, my guard are sent to arrest them. They often refuse to immediately and unquestioningly cooperate, meaning they are resisting arrest, adding to the list of crimes they have already committed."Otiak is stricken by the underlying tone of absolute total control this place seems to get by on. It unsettles him quite profoundly.>A) Keep following Abacus>B) Slip away unnoticed>C) Ask him if you can help deal with the riots>D) Inquire as to who is ultimately responsible for the riots>E) Other (write in)
>>43518958>>A) Keep following Abacus>>D) Inquire as to who is ultimately responsible for the riotsTalk while we walk
>>43518958>A) Keep following AbacusI'd like to carry on. Chances are if we would meet the rioters we would rather help them than Abacus, and we have other things to do.I'd like to ask him about order. I understand order, it's just not every day that you get impression on a subject, from the subject's very own god.
>>43518958>D)Probably nothing but gotta look into any potential lead
You know, I wanted to ask in the prologues, twice, but I always forgot; what happened to Yanake? Did she even survived the battle?
>>43520392If I recall she survived and in her spare time writes fan fiction about a domestic life between herself in kaito
>>43520600And all of it is smut.
>>43520600So that's what, at least two girls confirmed for that, with one suspected, and Khameleon being too busy to actually getting around to writing it?
Alright, I'm back. Two years away from my girl can lead to a lot to handle now that I'm back, wink wink nudge nudge>>43520392She's fine. She parted from Earthrealm on good terms with the heroes and is maintaining good relations with the current shokan dynasty, giving her and her people strong allies against the broken bands of Shao Kahn's hordes.And writes a lot of fanfiction too, maybe.>>43519030>>43519045>>43519067Otiak leaves the protest out of his mind and continues to follow Abacus, but he still has a few questions in mind."Do you know who is ultimately responsible for these riots?""There are many small leaders. Chaos is not responsible for all of them, but they cause enough of them. Right now the head of my guard, a very responsible and capable man by the name of Hotaru, is personally set on capturing the rebel Darrius, a high-ranking leader in the resistance.""Why do people resist order? I mean, whaat exactly about it do they find so opposing?"Abacus stops and takes a look down at the grass. Otiak does the same, and for the first time notices that every blade is in a row and the same height and thickness."Order is a clock in which every gear moves with absolute precision. It is a tower in which every stone is perfectly set. Order means that every single thing has a purpose and a place; nothing wasted, nothing misused. Structured, organized, flawless. While mortals cannot acheive perfect order, they can strive towards it. There is no place in this realm for those who will not or can not. There are those who would resist the perfection of order, and they are dealt with. Deviation is not tolerted. The system has ways of weeding out those who do not truly believe in order."
>>43521410Otiak keeps silent as Abacus continues, leaving the protest behind as the guards arrest the protesters. From here, they proceed towards a large building with a circular dome of stone. The guards out front stand at attention when Abacus passes by. Within this building is a glowing blue sphere that can be accessed by curving stone walkways."This will take you to a rather useful place, one that my soldiers and the residents of this realm use when our affairs extend to other realms.""What is this place you speak of?""It is known as the Nexus, not quite a realm of its own, but one that has threads to most others. From the Nexus, one can travel to many other places.""This sounds useful indeed," he says, looking at the blue portal sphere. "I wonder why I have never heard of it before.""It is something of a well-kept secret, but most of the gods across the realms know of it and make use of it.""Well, thank you for showing it to me," Otiak says with a bow. "I will now continue in my journey elsewhere.""May you find order in all things," Abacus says with a slight nod before leaving.Otiak approaches the blue sphere and enters it, finding himself whisked away to another place entirely. He steps out and onto a large stone platform floating in a void of clouds, around which are set many large pillars. In the center of it is an altar, and the circle is lined with circular portals, each of a different color and symbol."Like stargates," he muses to himself as he examines them. He sees one symbol he does recognize; that of the Edenian Kamidogu, placed over a portal of bright blue color.There is also a yellow, purple, green and red portal, in addition to the one he entered this Nexus through. There are several more stone circles in which portals would be set, but they are all empty, devoid of active portals.>A) Edenia>B) Green Portal>C) Red Portal>D) Yellow Portal>E) Purple Portal>F) Investigate the Altar>G) Look at the empty portals
>>43521442Well, I have no idea where next.>F) Investigate the Altar>G) Look at the empty portalsZakera's must be there too
>>43521442>F) Investigate the AltarThat aside, Edenia is a safe bet; maybe we can explain stuff to Kitana and get a lead on what's going on.Also, see >>43517675.
>>43521442>F) Investigate the Altar>G) Look at the empty portals
>>43521442>investigate a littleThen>EdeniaWe know what that one is, and we have friends there we haven't seen lately. Might as well check in, right?Even if they don't know it's us it'll put our minds at ease a little.And we know it has to have or had portals to Outworld at some point. Which has portals to Earthrealm.And we might be able to glean their perspective on stuff. Like universe rending impossible horrors from beyond space and time.
>>43521410>wink wink nudge nudgeyeah my girl can't fix a leak under the sink either>>43521442>F) Investigate
>>43521600>Is there any rule preventing Otiak from revealing himself as a "reincarnated" Kaito?Mostly just >>43499962>Until he can stop the threat to all of reality, however, he must keep himself secret, for while he has made many allies, he has also made many enemies. The entity is also seeking him, for he represents the greatest threat to its plans.The entity knows that it got into our reality through a convenient Kaito-shaped hole in the cosmos, and it prevented him from coming back in his own body when the Crimson Thunderbolt kicked him out and hijacked it.If it knew Kaito was back, and knew who and what he was, things would be difficult. Sure, he could tell his friends, but no matter how much he trusts them, loose lips can sink ships. Nobody knows who it may be and where it may be listening and watching except me, that is.I'll just say this: be very careful who to trust.
>>43521698Not to mention that cheking out our statue is it's own reason to go.>>43521742Well we are talking about an eldritch entity, so even if we tell only our most trusted friends, behind closed doors, something might still be lurking in the ether, scrying the shit out of the world.Let's just remember; it's a creature that can now throw people from one reality to the other.
>>F) Investigate the AltarIt might give us some clues on where the rest of the portals might lead. Then either go to Edenia or maybe the Green portal because that seems like a color that could be Earthrealm?
>>43522117Well, we are green ourselves
>>43521802>statue >yfw they spell our name wrong
>>43522433"Here lies Kite O.He was a guy"
>>43521600>>43521538>>43521618>>43521698Otiak approaches the altar and examines it. It seems to be a place where one can set objects, though he is not sure what they may be. Symbols inscribed upon the plates of the half-circle altar seem to indicate that several items, once brought together, will cause something to happen, but he cannot discern what it may be. He runs his fingers along one of them, discovering the symbol to match that of the Edenian Kamidogu. Perhaps this altar is meant for the Kamidogu of various realms?As he examines the altar, trying to discern its connection to the active and inactive portals, a figure suddenly appears from one of the portals. He is a man of some years, wearing the armor of a Chinese warrior. He sees Otiak and immediately puts up his fists."Halt! You trespass upon holy ground! Speak your name!"Otiak holds up a hand. "I mean no offense. Holy ground?""This is a place built by the Elder Gods, and I am their champion Shujinko! You will step away from the altar at once and leave this place immediately!">A) Attempt to speak to him>B) Attack him>C) Run to the Edenia portal>D) Other
>>43522723>A) Attempt to speak to himAbacus brought me here, I am investigating dangers which may affect all the realms.
>>43522761SecondingLet's leave towards Edenia if he is still sassy.
>>43522723>>A) Attempt to speak to himYup if he gets uppity let's go to Edenia and find some hookers, I mean nobles.
>>43522433Now that I think about it; only Kenshi knows how they write our name, and he is freaking blind.
>>43522898He could borrow Liu Kang or Lao and badger them about it, while borrowing their eyes to make sure they do it right.>>43522723>Talk but prep to dash for Edenia if needed.
>>43522723>>A) Attempt to speak to himDude, we were brought here by the god of order. The only reason we were messing with your altar was to figure out which portals go where. Help us out and we'll be out of your hair.
"I implore you to remain calm," Otiak says to the man. "I was brought here by Abacus, the God of Order, from Seido. I am only passing through."Shujinko looks suspiciously on, but seems to accept his answer. "I apologize for my harsh action," he says, putting down his fists. "But the last time I met someone here, they were an enemy. I must be wary, for I have made many enemies on my journey.""What is your journey, exactly?""I should not speak of it, but as the champion of the Elder Gods, this mission comes down from them directly."Champion of the Elder Gods... if this is true, then perhaps he could be of great assistance in Otiak's mission. He shies away from the altar and considers his next question when suddenly a ball of fiery light bursts into existence in front of Shujinko. It then speaks with a strange, echoing voice."Shujinko, I sense a terrible power coming from this man. He may be attempting to deceive you."The warrior suddenly looks at you again with suspicion. "I sense it more clearly now... he is a sorcerer, Shujinko! He is keeping his identity a secret!"The warrior puts up his hands. "Thank you, Damashi! I was a fool to let my guard down. You!" he shouts as the fireball, evidentaly named Damashi, vanishes as quickly as it appeared. "Why hide yourself? An honest man would never seek trickery! Reveal yourself or prepare for battle, foul sorcerer! Are you in league with Shang Tsung, perhaps?"'In league with Shang Tsung? I killed that guy!' Otiak thinks to himself.>A) Attempt diplomacy with Shujinko>B) Reveal to him the truth>C) Fight him>D) Attempt escape
>>43523625>>A) Attempt diplomacy with ShujinkoDrop our human disguise and explain that we're on a mission from the void guy who's name escapes me. If he continues to press the issue, I guess we have to fight him.
>>43523683Support the dropping our disguise, and a short description of our mission, but not mentioning Cronosis.
>>43523712Any reason not to?
>>43523743Did we know this Damashi person was listening? Who else could be listening, the bad guy maybe?
>>43523766True enough, I just think he won't take our word at face value
>>43523625>A) Attempt diplomacy with Shujinkoand why the word of this ball of lightning worth's more than ours? We know on very good authority that all connection with the Elder Gods have been severed, not even the gods can reach them
>>43523625>honest man would never seek trickeryWhat a pomtius ass, bet he hates Edenians too because they cover their face.
>>43523625"I am a sorceror yes, had you asked I would have told you. I was not attempting deception. My name is Otiak.">Explain in much the same fashion we explained to Abacus.>possibly dropping the human disguise.
>>43523625You know what? No, I change my vote of >>43523818 to>C) Fight himTell him that we would have told him if he asked, and ask why is his mission form the floating discoball is more important than ours. If anyone he is the dishonest for not telling us what he does.if he really wants we could take his hefty attritude first, and his apology later.
>>43523625>>A) Attempt diplomacy with Shujinko>B) Reveal to him the truthShow him we are a friendly Raptor Creature. Keep with the story we told him but say during our travels through Seido we needed to conceal our true nature as a saurian
The thing that bugs me is everyone mistrusts sorcery because of Shang-Tsung and his ilk. Not every sorcerer is evil.
>>43523625>if diplomacy doesn't work"Man, everyone keeps secrets. Are you really so much of a fool you can't tell when you're -actually- being deceived? Maybe I have my own non-sinister reasons for not wanting everyone and their grandmother and their grandmother's in-house assassin not knowing who I am.">Start booking it to Edenia"So I guess my real question is, is it you or the voice in your head that's a terrible judge of character?">Book it to Edenia
>>43523959Yeah that Shokan shaman chick was alright
>>43523625>A) Attempt diplomacy with ShujinkoTell him we mask our presence because we are of saurian descent, and almost extinct. Usually by righteous assholes like him
>>43523980Also Turana, but she might be dabbling in less than savory stuff now.
>>43523980Yes but she was a shaman like Nightwolf, no the same thing.>>43523996Perhaps that's why people are distrustful with magic users
>>43523996the lewdest of fan fiction
>>43524014Anon, no! There are children with Turana.
>>43523996>>43524014She has unlocked the pinnacle of Shang Tsung's power...SMUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
>>43523683>>43523712>>43523818>>43523887>>43523929Otiak removes his hood and banishes his human disguise to reveal his saurian nature to Shujinko, who looks on with widened eyes. Otiak stands tall with his ornate cobra headdress and emerald regalia."I am Otiak," he says to the champion. "I am a sorcerer, this is true, but my purpose is noble. I am not your enemy. I concealed myself in Seido out of safety.""You are a saurian, like the snake Reptile! I have dealt with your kind in Outworld. Whom do you serve? Kotal Kahn? Or some other nefarious conqueror?""Nefarious? I understand that Kotal is a very good leader.""Looks can be deceiving!" Shujinko says. "I am sure you know this well, given your own slimy snake-like species. Your kind infests the Living Forest; you breed like vermin!"Otiak blinks for a moment. This may be the first time he has experienced racism in this new body. Speciesism? Though that last part is interesting..."I assure you, I stand only for myself and for the protection of the realms. My mission is to save them; what is yours?""I will not speak of my quest to you!""I have but one question," Otiak says as they slowly circle around each other. "This fireball you take order from--is he an Elder God?""No, he is an agent of them.""So, you haven't actually spoken to any of the Elder Gods?""Well, no, but--""So you just believe whatever that fireball tells you, right?"Shujinko hesitates for a moment when Damashi suddenly reappears. "Shujinko! He is casting a spell! Destroy him, quickly!"He shakes his head. "I will do as you ask, Damashi!"He charges forward as Damashi vanishes. He leaps atop the altar and then towards Otiak, opening up with a flying kick similar to Liu Kang's! Otiak has no choice but to defend himself now.>1d100 and an action!>Take a moment to review the new additional rules on Kombat here: http://pastebin.com/Ztq1QQua as well as our protagonist's new special abilities: http://pastebin.com/SkuVJfbb
Rolled 98 (1d100)>>43524085>1d100 and an action!Use Fog of ConfusionTell him that maybe he should be just as distrustful toward other strangers as well.Then leave quietly trough the Edenian Portal with stealth
Rolled 64 (1d100)>>43524165A green Mist teleport into a python snap sounds good.
>>43524181Shit I meant to link >>43524085
>>43524165Oh, and watch out for Khameleon on the way out. We don't want her to follow us either.
>>43524165I second this as that roll was awesome
>>43524085>Not even rolling because this is just for flavor>Exasperatedly raise claws"What? No I'm not.">As Shujinko takes to the air"Now I am."
>>43524419What? Just because my arms aren't folded, I'm already casting a spell? You know what, screw you, HERE's a spell!
>>43524165Good start so far>inb4 we get a bunch of shit rolls after this like in Johnny Cage Quest
>>43524286Oh shit i just realized something. Onaga sent Khameleon to watch over some Chaos cleric right? And remember how a couple of the riots in Order realm were caused by Chaos-realmers. Khameleon might have been in Seido. We just missed her
>>43524478Hey.They fixed that mishap in post.
>>43524492So? She is a primary source of danger on this mission. We'll get back to her problem once we get back to our body. The Ghost er.. I mean Entity-buster job comes first
>>43524165>>43524181>>43524314>>43524419Otiak watches as Damashi vanishes. "What? No I'm not." He holds up his clawed fingers, but to no avail.As Shujinko flies towards him in a kick, he sighs and says, "But now I am."In a cloud of green mist, he vanishes into thin air, appearing behind Shujinko. He lashes out with the speed and precision of a python, stabbing his fingers into the back of the warrior's neck, enough to draw a small amount of blood. Shujinko launches a back kick, but Otiak leaps away, using a combination of hand movements and a command word to summon a cloud of confusing mist that slows the supposed champion down.Otiak lands nearby and hisses slightly. "You should be just as distrustful towards other strangers as well, 'champion'."He slinks towards the Edenian portal and leaps within before Shujinko can escape from the dulling effects of the fog.Once on the other side, he wastes little time in obscuring himself amongst some nearby trees. Shujinko follows him, but loses sight of the stealthy saurian. The warrior mutters a curse before leaving.With that out of the way, Otiak looks around at his surroundings. It is currently night in the beautiful realm of Edenia, and peaceful as can be. The lush landscape of mountains, valleys and plains stretches in all directions under a cloudless and starry moonlit sky.The portal is located at a crossroads of white stone, each leading to a village in one of four directions, but beyond one of them he can see the royal family's palace, something he scried during his time in the demiplane.>A) Head towards one of the villages>B) Head towards the royal family palace>C) Wait and see if anyone else emerges from the portal>D) Assume a new disguise>E) Other
>>43524520She might not be, what's coming is bad for literally everyone.Everyone.Ever.Inb4 we wind up giving Rain shit about there being a reality where we're related.Oh relax, I wasn't a half god. I just had crazy crazy future sight I refined for use in combat.
>>43524599C and DThen probably B
>>43524599Wait until the coast is clear, then>D) Assume a new disguise>A) Head towards one of the villages
>>43524599Can we see gifs of the other special moves?
>>43524599>C) Wait and see if anyone else emerges from the portal>B) Head towards the royal family palace
>>43524599>>C) Wait and see if anyone else emerges from the portal>>D) Assume a new disguise
Alright I was salty earlier about Saurian, but our new skills are fucking sweet
>>43524599>A and DI assume the palace will have more guards due to Noob's break in
>>43524660I think once we use them, don't want to spoil our apatite do we?
>>43524660Red Guy is the one doing the Snapping Strikes
>>43524660Just look up videos showing off Snake Fist Kung Fu. A lot of the specials are just gimmicks pulled from that style.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3t2u4p7ntAhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEsQ-2Z_bq0
>>43524686A saurian sorcerer, don't forget. Damashi said he wanted us to explore sorcery more.
>>43524698Oh wait, I renamed that the "Descending Cobra"Not the best name but whateverDoesn't matter, here's one of the Reptile Taunt
>>43524732>implying no matter the form Kaito's move list isn't half demoralizing taunts that reduce damage, stun or whatever into dirty fighting.
>>43524848We really need to gorbak someone again
>>43524848And flirting l. Don't forget the flirting.
>>43524848Hey, we can acid spit in people's eyes now AND THEN kick 'em in the jimmies.
>>43524924we fucked upwe missed the chance to flirt with shujinko
>>43524948I would have preferred to flirt with the floating orb!
>>43524924Has Mileena's lips/mouth healed up yet?
>>43524638>>43524659>>43524666>>43524667>>43524692Otiak waits in the trees to see if there are any else who would follow through the portal, and as it turns out, his intuition was spot-on.The portal lights up as though someone else emerges, but he sees nobody. However, his heightened senses allow for much more than simple sight; smell and hearing are also a factor, and with his new body's skill in magic, he can sense other aspects of someone.And right now, there is someone there, invisible. But there is more to it than simply that... There appears to be a kind of strange familiarity to this person that strikes Otiak.He realizes that he smells one of his own kind.>A) Reveal yourself>B) Let the figure move on>C) Use concealing fog to speak to the figure but do not reveal your location>D) OtherHere's a Snake Kata
>>43524975Does it matter?
>>43524981>>B) Let the figure move onFucking Khameleon
>>43524981>B) Let the figure move onand rub some dirt on us to hide the smell
>>43524975Did it stop us before?
>>43524981>D) OtherFollow their smell but be ready to use the fog if they notice you
>>43524981>B) Let the figure move on
>>43524981>B)and>D) Follow the smell discretely
>>43524981>>43525055I don't hate this.
>>43524975>>43524984Probably not, but if Kaito's proved anything it's that he doesn't mind non-standard looks.
Snake-Style kung-fu is a very interesting martial art. It mixes some of the precision of crane-style with the brute force of tiger style.
>>43525137Snake is one of the iconic animal kung fu styles, alongside Tiger, Crane, Mantis and Dragon.
>>43525137Didn't Shang Tsung used sanke style himself?>>43525055>>43525091Keep in mind that they could still smell us, and that's all they need locate us in a more inconvinient time. Altough maybe keeping an eye on this self rightous nutcase a good call especiall if he communes with an Elder God, while no Elder God possibly can connect with reality.
>>43525195It's one of the more balanced and unique ones, Tiger is the most common since it inspired Karate.
>>43525198Yep, a variation of it at least, it's typically not as rigid in the upper torso as he uses it in the games.
>>43525198Yes, in the PS2 era games, Shang Tsung used Snake.>>43525236Snake is also a tricky style, since you can strike from kooky angles.
>>43525198If they followed us then they probably already have our scent from the Nexus.
Otiak prepares to follow the scent, but after a few minutes, the figure leaves back through the portal.'Reptile? Khameleon? Someone else?' he wonders to himself. 'I didn't sense them in the Nexus... But then again, I was dealing with that buffoon Shujinko at the time.'From here, he adopts a new disguise, something a bit more flashy. While it may not seem wise to dress flashy in a disguise, here in Edenia, finery is commonplace. He learned this from watching Mileena and the others while he was away. His new disguise is still an obscuring robe, but now it is a fancier and nicer robe with a few more colors in order to blend in more with Edenia's populace.Mileena... As he walks away from the tree, he thinks about her and some of his other friends that he's missed terribly. He'd like nothing more than to go to her and talk to her, especially after what happened during the final battle with Shao Kahn, but... perhaps it wouldn't be for the best, in this body anyway.He realizes that he misses Turana as well. He'd like nothing more than to just wander and relax with his friends, fighting on his own terms and no one elses, but ever since this adventure began it seems like he's continually moved forward. He got some time between the tournaments and Shao Kahn's invasion to relax with his friends, but such time seems so fleeting now.He promises to himself that, after this is over, he is going to take the time to truly enjoy each and every moment that he can, especially with the ones he cares about.He looks around the roads and thinks about where to go next.>A) Head to the East Village with lights>B) South Village with music>C) West Village with travellers>D) Head to the village on the way to the palace>E) Explore the nearby forest>F) Other
>>43525267If I remember correctly, it was designed to fight against polearms
>>43525299>B) South Village with music
>>43525299>>A) Head to the East Village with lights
>>43525299>Kaito is getting fed up and decides to go on a vacation after thisI like this>B) South Village with musicI always wondered; Can Kaito sing? I imagined a karaoke contest on the after-invasion victory celebration.If we wouldn't have been posessed that is.
>>43525373I've always wondered how accented his english is.
>>43525415His accent is awful, but his voice is tonally pure silk. It's really the only way people put up with getting past the initial awkward first encounter and realize he's a pretty cool guy.
>>43525415>This entire time Kaito has been speaking with broken engrish so horrid that everyone is too polite to bring it upDA ELDRAR GODS AR BOOLSHEEEET
>>43525442>>43525448Having a worse accent than Kenshi is fucking hilarious, especially considering all the fucking speeches we've been doing
>>43525448>>43525442>They are racist towards us if we are Saurian, >they are racist towards us if we are Asian.We can't win>>43525466Dear god, now I can't get it out of my headJokes aside, Kaito supposedly travelled the Earth far and wide since he was a kid. I would pretty suprised if he haven't picked up some other languages besides a good english.
>>43525568>They are racist towards us if we are SaurianTo be fair, Reptile kinda fucked that up for everyone. And with Onaga on the horizon, it's going to get worse before it gets better.
>>43525568To be fair a japanese accent is hard to get rid of in any language apparently. The chinese apparently hate japanese accented mandarin.
>>43525327>>43525356>>43525373Otiak hears music coming from a village to the south and decides to investigate. The villages here are nice and the people are polite, and the vaguely-Asian architecture makes him feel slightly more at home. Coupled with the beautiful atmosphere of Edenia, it's hard not to find this place very relaxing. He actually wouldn't mind spending a lot of time here, were the fate of all reality not at stake.There appears to be a celebration going on; perhaps a festival of sorts. People are dressed colorfully and small bands play edenian instruments. There is a nearby tavern of sorts that appears to be bustling with activity and the people are in high spirits.>A) Ask a passerby what the celebration is for>B) Slip into the village unnoticed and observe>C) Head for the tavern>D) Other
>>43525674>>A) Ask a passerby what the celebration is for
>>43525442I'm pretty sure Kaito's English was fantastic, considering all the travelling he did.>>43525674>A) Ask a passerby what the celebration is for
>>43525674>>A) Ask a passerby what the celebration is forLet's see what the party is about. Also I recomend we keep an eye out for the invisible person (Khameleon) just in case they are still following us. If so, we could loose them in the crowd
>>43525415>>43525442>>43525448>>43525466>>43525568>>43525715I don't say it enough but I fucking love you guys.
>>43525731I'm pretty sure Khameleon is here for Shujinko, not us.Not that we know that.
>>43525752Khameleon/Chameleon is there to make sure Shujinko keeps doing Onaga's bidding and to chase off any interlopers. Which is why they shot after us.
>>43525674>A) Ask a passerby what the celebration is forNo need to skulk in the shadows if we can pass as human in daylight
>>43525674>C) Head for the tavernTime for a drink
>>43525793I wonder how well Saurians hold their liquor.
>>43525877Probably as well as regular lizards, which is to say, not at all
>>43525891>Slip Khameleon some sake>She just starts changing colors on the spot
>>43525703>>43525710>>43525731>>43525782Otiak grabs the attention of a passing villager. "Pardon me, but what is the celebration for?"She regards him curiously. "Have you been travelling and lost track of time? It is the birthday of Princess Kitana! All of Edenia is celebrating tonight, especially at the palace!"Otiak cracks a smile. "Oh, wonderful! Is she 10,001 now?"The woman laughs and invites him to join in the festivities however he likes; all of the realm is sharing in the merriment for the evening.As he enters the village proper, he scratches the back of his hood. It's strange, he almost forgot that Edenians aged--seeing as how Kitana is ten millenia old. How does someone exist that long and not go crazy? He puts the thought aside and wonders what to do next.>A) Talk to some of the locals>B) Head to the tavern>C) Explore the village's market>D) Other
>>43525997The problem is, very few animals can handle alcohol. Humans can because we're immune to a lot weird shit that other animals aren't. Like onions, which are incredibly poisonous to almost everything, except us.
>>43526018>>B) Head to the tavernWe can get a drink, but then we should prolly try and make our way to the palace.
>>43526018>B) Head to the tavern
>>43525877>>43525891Only one way to find out;>>43526018>B) Head to the tavern>>43526033Yeah but saurians aren't animals, I'm sure they have their poison as well (no, the other kind)
>>43526018>Talk to some locals>Explore the market, maybe looking for some maps, then who knows, maybe go check out the palace for funsies seems like everybody'd be there.>Or you know, we can stay here and just be all "Gee, I wonder what's going on there.""I bet their archives are crazy.""I wonder who showed.""Hell, I wonder what the palace looks like.""I bet that other reptilian critter is still here somewhere looking for my hide.""Maybe I should skip maps and just get a direction to the palace from a local Edenian, plausibly a guard. Maybe I could say I need to make a delivery. Technically "not" party-crashing is a delivery of sorts. Right? Not like I'll cause any trouble unless somebody starts it first."
>>43526018>B) Tavern>one drinkwoOoahah I'm going crazy!
>>43526056>>43526072>>43526122>>43526158Otiak navigates himself over to the nearby tavern and slips inside, taking in the crowd. Many edenian villagers and off-duty guards are here, sharing spirits and drinks and singing songs. There is a beautiful woman dancing on top of a nearby bar, to the cheering of all. The overall mirth is infectious, though it does not stop him from noticing someone in the corner, partially obscured by shadow.He is one of Asgaarth's kind, though he looks more like a raven. His left eye is blue and shines in the shaded corner in which he sits, but his other eye appears to be covered with fabric, perhaps due to injury. Before him is a half-empty glass; he appears to be drinking straight from the bottle. Needless to say, he is not engaging in any of the celebration on this night.>A) Get a drink>B) Sit down and observe>C) Go and speak to the bird man>D) OtherBreaking for food
>>43526401>A) Get a drink
>>43526401>>A) Get a drink
>>43526401>>A) Get a drink>>C) Go and speak to the bird manWe need to make Non-Kaito friends guys, Pirate Raven might be a good option.
>>43526511Ravens are cunning, we need to get a good measure of him.
>>43526530That's why we talk to him. The best ways to get a measure of a man are to speak to him and fight alongside him.
>>43526511>Pirate RavenSpeaking of Pirates, I kind of want to steal the Nethership back, put together a crew and go around being a bunch of Interdimensional Pirates. That sounds fun.
>>43526571The KatioPartyBoat will sail again!
>>43526571And yet no-one ever wanted to go bother the vampirate.She'd have been a perfect crew member, I guess unless she lunched the other crew members.But with Kaito's friends that seems to almost be a theme now."Horrifying! Blood-thirsty!""I don't know guys, they know how to take a joke. Or at least aren't bad at making them."
>>43526676Well you know it was implied she wanted to drink us.
>>43526676Yeah, we did get an in-coffin cameo from Nitara. I think we left her alone because we didn't want to get eaten.
>>43526853How? We literally never met.You mean Skarlet?
>>43526876>>43526853Oh, right. I'm an idiot.To be fair, she thought we were some sort o swabbie interrupting her private time.
>>43526401>A) Get a drink>>C) Go and speak to the bird manWhile we are at it, get bird man a drink too
Otiak orders himself a drink, which is thankfully free due to the night of celebration. He tastes it and swishes it around his mouth; this new physiology is very different from what he is typically accustomed to. His taste is much more heightened than before, allowing him a much finer appreciation of the drink. Though it is somewhat too sweet for his liking, and perhaps a bit too fruity, it goes down well enough.After taking a few moments to ensure that it does not react adversely with his new body's stomach, he considers going and talking to the raven. The birdman seems rather unsocial at the moment, disinterestedly drinking from the bottle in his hands and staring off into the distance.>A) Speak to the bird man>B) Offer him a drink>C) Ask what seems to be troubling him>D) Ask someone else, the bartender perhaps, about him>E) Leave the bar>F) Other
>>43529383>C) Ask what seems to be troubling him
>>43529383>C) Ask what seems to be troubling himFor being present at the princess's birthday, you're awfully dour.
>>43529383>>B) Offer him a drink>>C) Ask what seems to be troubling him
>>43529383>D)Guy clearly doesn't want to be bothered
>>43529401>>43529428>>43529442Otiak walks over to the dark corner and has a seat across from the raven. "For a birthday celebration, you're awfully dour.""I don't have many reasons to celebrate, but plenty to drink, so here I am," he replies in a deep voice, staring across the table at him with his one good eye."Care to share any of them?" he replies.He looks around at all the people celebrating and leans forward a bit. "This celebration is all well and good, but with what I've learned, I can't find much cause for it.""What have you learned? Is there danger?""The Netherrealm is amassing an army," he says, too drunk or apathetic to care about tact. "The royal family may appear to be celebrating, but they are preparing for war."Otiak's eyes narrow. "War with the Netherrealm? How can you be sure?"He points to his bad eye. "I saw it. The armies they are raising down in that bottomless pit of fire and death. I made it out, but not without this.""What are you, exactly?""A scout. Or was, rather. Not too long ago, the Netherrealm attacked the royal family, infiltrated the palace. Asgaarth hand-picked me for a mission into the Netherrealm to gain information, and I saw what the army they are raising. Demons and undead and devils from every ring of hell are getting ready.">A) Ask him what he thinks their target is>B) Ask more about what happened on his mission>C) How long ago did this happen?>D) Ask him what the Royal Family is planning on doing>E) Other
>>43529674>A) Ask him what he thinks their target is>C) How long ago did this happen?
>>43529674>>A) Ask him what he thinks their target is>>C) How long ago did this happen?
>>43529674>C>BMaybe APossibly directions to the castle can be weedled out off the drunk old bird?
>>43529789It's kinda hard to miss the palace.
>>43529674>>A) Ask him what he thinks their target is>>C) How long ago did this happen?>>E) OtherAdopt him to our crew.
>>43529801Not if this place is the even the size of New Jersey.
>>43529937From the portal we entered from, we could literally see the palace behind a nearby village.
>>43529674>B) Ask more about what happened on his mission>C) How long ago did this happen?
So is Kaito technically a demi-god like Rain? He is the descendant of Susano-Oh.
>>43530358He was a human through and through. Not that it matters right now.
>>43530389I was just curious about it, since we had Raiden's brother's power.
>>43530507Well the god is our distant ancestor, not our dad like in Rain's case.
>>43530587Weren't we some sort of reincarnation or something?
>>43529674>>C) How long ago did this happen?>A) Ask him what he thinks their target is>D) Ask him what the Royal Family is planning on doing
>>43530685no we just had our blood line unlocked
>>43530685Our soul is not his, he possessed us.
>>43530685Yeah like>>43530707 said, when Raiden defeated the Red Lightninng Man, his blood rained down upon the earth. People touched by the blood had the potential to have his power. Our dad had the potential but did not unlock it. We did
>>43530707>>43530735Ah, right right
>>43530781>Our dad had the potential but did not unlock it. We didIronically, with Raiden's help.
>>43530882Raiden, only partially, unlocked our potential. I'd like to think that Kaito's father, if he hadn't been killed by Shang Tsung, would have help us unlock the regular lightning similar to what Raiden did.
things to add to the list after we get our body and powers back (after making sure the red lighting cant body jack us again) punch raiden and yell at him for not really warning us what could happen
>>43531090After we're all "Raiden! Buddy! Good to see you! You look great! I'm glad you and Earthrealm are doing well! I've always considered you a good friend""On the other hand">Cue punch"You incompetent! Needlessly cryptic asshole! Would 'Hey, don't over do the lightning powers too much. My one time rival that's fueled by rage and insanity might possess your body.' be THAT hard to say out loud?"
>>43531259Not just his rival, pretty sure it was his brother
>>43531322He was both things. They fought over the God of Thunder position.
>Everyone KEEPS harping on 'getting the lightning back'>Don't want to run the risk of getting possessed>Like they don't get that the easiest way to avoid getting possessed or passing the Red Lightning's curse to our kids is just not getting it back in the first place and improving Kaito's other two abilities.
>>43531340You gotta face your fears sometime instead of hiding from 'em, chief.
Can we not tell any of our friends about who we really are?
>>43531340I'd honestly rather stick with water and sorcery(if we can keep it) myself.
>>43531368That's part of the point. So that the eldritch invader doesn't find us out, we have to maintain the masquerade and keep a relatively low profile until we find them.
>>43531368The secret identity bit is 'cause the mystery villain is looking for Kaito.
>>43531340The best way to break the Red Lightning's Curse is to take it ourselves. We can't run and hide from it forever. Honestly, I really think it is Kaito's destiny. We'll take the Lightning back, Master the fuck out of it, and bitchslap the spirit for possessing us in the first place.
>>43531368Like I said, I just don't want to get them involved until we understand whats happening and how to handle it. But I am open to giving them a heads up.
>>43531430We'll worry about that AFTER we Snake Fist Cthluhu in the face.
>>43531430And then pass it to our woefully unprepared kids with whoever regardless of heritage.
>>43531476That's why we either break the spirit and get rid of it, or train them. Can't hide forever.
>>43531476That's okay, our kids will likely be an assortment of bastard half-monsters anyway
>Accidentally bloody fist she shit out of Rain for making whatever is likely the shittiest possible remark about Kaito to Otiak's face.>Or if we find out about his plans for the royal family."We had the same teacher."
>>43531528We should impregnate a girl from every realm, and every species in outworld.
>>43531528I'm fond of those hypothetical half-monsters you, you, Shang Tsung.
>>43531528disregard women acquire godhood is my plannot to mention their is that one edinean goddess thats out there they may give us godhood
>>43531589Could live with yourself if you prevented a Kaito version of Cassie Cage being born?
>>43531578I like them too, I'm just saying, sphinxes, Tarkatan clones, demons, humanoid lizards, vampires, and whatever else we're waifuing this week are all technically "monsters".
>>43531589Alternatively, theoretically 5 or 6 waifus (one of which is a horrifying embodiment of stagnation, rot and death.)That are all technically the same waifu.
>>43531642Khameleon was mild interest, the only two that seemed to have left an impact on kaito are Turana and Mileena. Also, we fucking saged the thread...
>>43531626could you picture Kaito as cassie cage's romantic intrest if we do get godhood
>>43531642At this point I feel like that would get a >Shrug"And you're a blond. What's your point about my friends?" response from Kaito.
Will we be outed as Kaito if we continued our signature move of punching/kicking opponents in the balls?
>>43531705No, that's gross. On several levels
>>43531735People think so little of saurians I doubt it. Also where's Damashi? c'mon man...
>>43531735Well it was already a ripoff of somebody else's move, but it would be harder to explain a Raptor being a Johnny Cage fanboy.
>>43531735Not if we just claim his dad taught us to fight.
>>43531765tell that to Taven's father he was like 10000 years old and married someone significantly younger then him
>>43531705Not the guyyou replied too but I can see kaito as Cassies really awesome bad influence uncle. Think of like a kung fu version of Rick and Morty, except comfier.
>>43531700I wouldn't say Kaito has a full romantic interest in Mileena. It was more the redemption angle than anything. "Make Mileena a good guy" was one of Kaito's long-term projects.
>>43531820>awesome bad influence uncle.if anything where the good uncle her dad is Jonny i mean come onalso for now on im gonna try and get Kaito to call sonya a Ship thief every time he see's her
>>43531831She certainly doesn't see it that way.
>>43531895Actually in the MKX comic, Johnny is actually a pretty good dad.
>>43531931>>43531895Johnny's best dad.Sonya on the other hand is a shit mom.
>>43531831>>43531899Which, I remind you, ultimately paid off. She betrayed Shao Kahn at the crucial moment, she is now a full member of the Edenian royal family and earned Kitana and Jade's trust.>>43531895>>43531931Actually, it's canon that Johnny was the good parent and Sonya was the reason for the divorce (she valued work more than family).
>>43531947He might not either, he obviously cares for her rather a lot(which isn't to say more than others, but likely comparably and certainly not anywhere near a significant amount less.) Doesn't seem to mind her features any more than anyone else's outside of "those things can in fact rip my face off if she wants", and hell if they don't seem to do insane things for each other.His being repeatedly trying to help her when she had no particular interest in being "saved", her's being turning on Shao Khan, particularly when she did. That was literally "Get Killed: Center Stage."
>>43531793That would be interesting, say his dad traveled outworld or something before his participation (and death) in the mortal Kombat tournament and meet and taught us. That would also give us an excuse to be invested or interested in Katio as we "knew" his dad
>>43533658Not even. Say we're from earthrealm and learned sorcery primarily as a means to be left alone and prevent our own devolvement.Which I believe is true.No idea how we wound up there. It's where we grew up.He's Kaito and his family were the only family we had.
>>43533741>He'sIgnore that."I also kept an eye on him when he travelled to...what's it. Outland?"
>>43533741>>43533784To be fair Saurians are originally from Earthrealm, the had to flee to Zaterra to escape an extinction.
>>43533821Neither of the forms of Kaito knows that.Otiak spent his life as a stranger in a stranger land before he met Mr. and Ms. Arayama.
>>43533849To be honest I think we should avoid association with Kaito.
Dafuq happend here? Where is Damashi? Is the thread archived yet?
>>43534532Damashi has a habit of disappearing without warning. If it's not already archived, go ahead and do so.
>>43531831>It was more the redemption angleI really fucking hate when people say that. It wasn't some hobby on Kaito's part to "redeem" femme fatale. Did he fell head over heels for her? Certanly no.Did he cared about her not becoming a weaponised pile of mistrust, and self-loathing, in Shao Kahn's service? Absolutley
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Mortal%20Kombat%20Konquest Archived, but I forgot the fucking #, sigh
>>43534555Damashi used to disappear around seven till four or so, that indicated he was doing his regeneration process for six or so hours, or doing something else, and be back three hours top.Now it's all messed up and we have no idea if he is dead or alive.
>>43534787Kim probably hunted him down. RIP
>>43534866>Damashi get's to return in another body, to hunt down Kim Jong, aka the Entity
>>43534957>Damashi's new body is a dinosaur man with magic named Masahid